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Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
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Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Publication Date: 11/26/2009
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YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER SINCE 1937

YEAR 72, NUMBER 6


HAPPY

THANKGINING!


Thursday, NOVEMBER 26, 2009


For breaking news, visit www.starfl.com


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Port application outlines regional impact


By im Croft
St;u Noi, EiJaor
The ripple etiect tronm an operational
port in Port St. Joe would enhance the
economic prospects for the Northwest
Florida region, as outlined in an applica-
tion for a federal stimulus grant.
At a time when unemployment in
the coWmty is near 10 percent, a number
many surrounding counties are familiar
with, and short-term economic hopes are
pinned to a hospital and an estimated 90-
plus jobs at opening next March as well
as a biomass plant and 200 construction
jobs next year, the Port Authority's vision.
though longer-term, provides an even
bigger bang for the buck.
Tied as it is to the creation of a "green"
industrial park along the Intracoastal Ca-
nal just north ofa proposed biomass plant
currently in permitting, the Port Author-
ity envisions an operational port that will
create 334 direct jobs in the county and
336 in the extended region during con-
struction. Other employment related to
port construction would add 615 jobs in
the region.
After construction. 26 direct perma-
nent jobs in the county and 10 more pri-
vate sector jobs in the region would be the
result of an operational port
As for the industrial park. the location
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ity to the port, construction could mean
1.635 direct jobs and 2.748 related jobs in
the region.
The private sector businesses expect-
ed at the park once construction is com-
pleted are expected to create 82 direct
permdnent jobc: and another 137 jobs in
the region
These would be jobs paying more than
$37.300 annually or roughly $7,000 above
the county's average annual salary.
"This project will create an immediate
regional economic stimulus through the
construction penod and will create well-
paying permanent port and port-related
jobs in the public and private sectors once
construction is completed." the applica-
tion indicates.
There is considerable weight being
thrown behind the Port Authority's ap-
plication for a transportation Investment
Generating Economic Recovery ITIGER I
program grant.
Part of the American Reinvestment
and Renewal Act IARRA), these stimu-
lus fluids are specifically targeted at sea-
ports. The Port Authority seeks funding of
$39 I million.
Congressman Allen Boyd, Sen. Bill
Nelson. state Sen. Al Lawson. state Reps.
Marti Coley and Jimmy Patronis, the
county, municipalities, Chamber of Com-
merce. Economic Development Councl
are just a sampling of those who have
provided letters of support to the Port


Authority's application.
There are also several
developments that have
helped drive the TIGER
grant application and the
creation of the green in-
dustrial park
One is the widening of
the Panama Canal to ac-
commodate the larger
and larger cargo slips
being built and put into
use around the world.
An opening for trade
with South and Central
American countries, as
well as those in the Ca-
ribbean, is there for one
of Florida's 14 deepwa-
ter ports, the only one
of the 14 not yet devel-
oped into an operation-
al port. L we.,
The Port Authority
is also expecting the -"
governor and Florida a.;,.
Cabinet to sign off
next month on a land
swap that will finalize the near-
50 year lease the Port Authority has on
land north of the old mill site and owned
by the St. Joe Company.
St. Joe is swapping land near the St.
Joseph Bay Buffer Preserve ai.d ei.-!'
where in the county in exchange for the
state submerged lands that would allow
the Port Authority to expand and enhance
its access to the federally-designated
shipping channel.
The Port Authority' as part of its lease
for the land north of the mill site, also has
secured a shorter term lease for the mill
site bulkhead to facilitate quicker develop-
ment through, in connection to its exist-
ing barge bulkhead along the Intracoastal
canal, generation of a revenue stream on
a more accelerated timeline.
Math is also in the port's favor. Accord-
ing to a Florida Department of Transpor-
tation report, state investment in seaports
yields $6.90 per $1 of investment.
The "green" industrial park dovetails
with the port project.
Gulf County was selected by Florida's
Great Northwest, a regional economic
development organization, as a potential
site lor one of several such parks in the
region
That vision began to take shape with
the arrival on a separate track of t:e
biomass plant proposed for the old Mate-
rials Transfer site along the Intracoastal
Canal.
The governorhas made a transition to
pro\ ding at least 20 percent of the state's
energy needs through renewable energy
in the next decade a priority. There is also
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Labor of love: Quilting sisters are a nursing home delight


By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
.Sisters Ruth McCormick and
Phyllis Hall arrived at the Bridge
at Bay St. Joe last Monday car-
rying a surprise in a mammoth
plastic bin.
"They're going to need these
things now," McCormick, the el-
dest said. "And believe me they
are in here."
Tipping the bin on its side, Mc-
Cormick 'and Hall liberated 40


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quilts made of flannel and fleece.
The labor of love, intended to
warm the nursing home's resi-
dents as the weather turns frosty,
took the sisters the better part of
a year.
They assembled the colorful
quilts using scrap material and
donations from their late friend,
Hazel Simms.
"You can see there's all kinds,"
McCormick said, thumbing
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resident Twila Sanborn,
activities director
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resident Hazel Stewart.


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By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
A biomdss plant slated
for Port St. Joe is talking
water usage with the city
while permitting moves
ahead.
City manager Charlie
Weston, during the Port St.
Joe City Commission's reg-
ular meeting last Tuesday,
said that he had a "good
meeting" with officials
from the Northwest Florida
Renewable Energy Center
(NWFREC) concerning
water needs for the pro-
posed biomass plant.
Meanwhile, on the per-
mitting side, an application
for a stormwater manage-
ment permit has been sub-
mitted and the company
building the center, Geor-
gia-based BG&E, is in the
"question and answer"
portion of the process of
obtaining an air emissions
permit.
Both permits would be
issued by the Florida De-
partment of Environmental
Protection but are separate
permits traveling separate
tracks.
Officials with the NW-
FREC hope to have per-
mits and financing in hand
to begin construction in the
first quarter of next year.
"That is moving along,
they are happy with the
progress they are making,"
Weston said. -
BG&E CEO was on va-
cation for the holiday and
not available for comment.
"They feel positive about
the way things are pro-
gressing," Weston added.
The plant would use
800,000 gallons of water per
day and the city provided
three. options: potable wa-
ter coming from the water
plant, lagoon water and wa-
ter directly from the fresh-
water canal. The needed
water specifications have
been submitted to the city
which is matching those
with what it produces and
alternative sources.
The city, in conjunction
with the county Economic
Development Council and
the property appraiser are
also examining potential
tax incentives for the plant.
The NWFREC would
apply for such incentives
and file the application with
the property appraiser.
The percentage of any tax
breaks the city, or county,
would offer would be based
on a points system predi-
cated on capital invest-
ment, jobs created and the
wages linked to those jobs.
Water, Water
Water, or more specifi-
cally its look, continued to
be a sensitive topic, with
one resident coming to the
meeting with a jar of what
could be best described as
cloudy water that she said
came from her tap.
"This is what I'm get-
ting," Betty Mims said, add-
ing that there was only so
much sugar and lemon that
could be used to make her
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Thursday, November 26, 2009


H1N1 vaccination

for general public in

Wewahitchka
Where: First Pentecostal
Church orn State 71
When: Tuesday, Dec. 1 from 9
a.m. until 6 p.m. CT.
Target: General public, seniors,
parents, spouses, aunts, young
adults and children at home. The
H1N1 virus heavily affects the
young, children, adolescents- and
young adults. This event is tar-
geting the young adults and fami-
lies; however no person will be
turned away, however, no infants
0-5 months.
Please spread with to friends
and family, personal home e-mail
address contacts, and Facebook
and Twitter groups.
The virus is still circulating in the
community, not in as large a num-
ber as seen a month ago, but is ex-
pected to return within six months.
It is very important that everyone is
encourage to get this vaccine. The
vaccine is made by the same tried
and true process that has been
used for years for seasonal flu and
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Holiday exhibition event beings Dec. 4


It's beginning to look a
lot like Christmas at the
Studio on 4th Gallery.
Offerings from a who's
who of local artists are
pouring in for a special
two-weekend event.
The artists will mingle
with guests on Friday,
Dec. 4 from 11 a.m. 8 p.m.
ET and Saturday, Dec. 5
from 10 a.m. 6 p.m.
The exhibition contin-
ues the following weekend,
on Friday, Dec. 11 from


11 a.m. 8 p.m. and Satur-
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Unique gifts from local
artists are Christmas tree-
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from $7 for hand-painted
glass tree ornaments to
$4,000 for a hand-carved
rocking chair.
Support the local arts
community by visiting the
Studio on 4th Gallery, lo-
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Port St. Joe.


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Hand turned vase
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Woodwrestler
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QUILTING from page Al


through the stacks of vivid-
ly hued blankets, perfectly
sized for a wheelchair-
bound resident's lap.
There were Nascar-
themed quilts, baseball
pennants and patchworks
of pastel squares.
The sisters tried to stick
to masculine palettes for
the men, and softer colors
for the women, but some-
times the two overlapped.
McCormick and Hall felt
confident the men could
deal with a pink square
here and there.
The sisters began stitch-
ing the quilts at the begin-
ning of the year, but picked
up the pace as the weather
warmed.
"We got busy in the
springtime," McCormick
said. "I said, 'I've got to get
rid of these rags."'
McCormick, who hates
"to see stuff throwed away,"
knew the nursing home's
residents would appreciate
her handiwork.
This year marked the


sisters' third donation of
quilts. To complete their
first gift, they sewed with
a group of seven church
women from Fellowship
Baptist every Thursday
night.
Since the church has
now closed its doors, the
sisters went it alone this
year, working even while
Hall recovered from a coro-
nary transplant.
The sisters received
their reward for their labor
when two residents, Twila
Sanborn and Hazel Stew-
art, complimented their
handiwork.
Stewart, who is legally
blind, ran her hand over
the soft material as Hall
described each square in
the patchwork: "This one's
yellow, this one's dark blue,
this one's red."
Wearing a big smile as
she listened to Hall's reci-
tation, Stewart felt she had
the best quilt of the 40..
"That is beautiful," she
said.


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Thursday, November 26, 2009


Keyboard KLATTERINGS


Ms. Bea


There is an old adage
about making a great
first impression.
For the past 10 years,
Mexico Beach could
not have had an ambas-
sador more suited to
providing that impres-
sion than Bea Sheeder,
or as I called her Ms.
Bea.
Ms. Bea
passed away last /
week because of
complications
from heart sur-
gery.
That passing
is one Mexico
Beach will surely S M
feel. Star ne
feel.
For if there
was a stronger advocate
for her community, who
provided more of a valu-
able first impression of
the city that she loved
than Ms. Bea, I haven't
crossed paths with that
person.
And she did it all on
her own time, energy
and spirit.
SThese kinds of folks a
community finds a hard
time replacing.
As a volunteer with
the Community Develop-
ment Council, the city's
organizational equiva-
lent to a tourist develop-
ment council, Ms. Bea's
tenure pretty much over-
lapped my own at this
newspaper.
There have been
changes at the executive
director position, chang-
es on the board of direc-
tors, but they seemed
almost ephemeral to me
because for me, Ms. Bea
was the CDC.
She loved her city and
if you wanted to know
the places to eat, the
places to worship, the
places to stay, the
people you'd want to
meet, Ms. Bea had the
answers.
No need for fancy
pamphlets or handouts,
Ms. Bea was an encyclo-
pedia on all things good
in Mexico Beach.
And I emphasize
"good" because if Ms.
Bea had anything
negative to say, whether
about a person or what
was happening in town
or whatever, she cer-
tainly never seemed to
share.
She wore grace and
style, with a constant
smile, as if adorned in
Vera Wang.
As a newcomer to
most things Mexico
Beach I lived and
worked in Panama City
for a decade and can
attest to the foundation
of the feeling some in
Mexico Beach hold as


being red-headed step-
children in their own
county Ms. Bea was
the font of knowledge I
would seek out.
She could answer
most any question off
the top of her head, but if
she didn't have it, she'd
find it. And unfailingly
call you back and
make sure you
got it.
She was also
a magnet for her
town.
Name a spe-
S cial event that
CROFT occurred in
CROFT Mexico Beach,
ws editor from fireworks to
gumbo cook-offs
to art and wine festivals,
chances were pretty
good that Ms. Bea was
in the middle, lending
a hand, always at the
ready, a welcoming face
and smile.
The CDC, of course,
was not all Ms. Bea was,
as her obituary on Page
B4 of this newspaper
spells out far better than
I ever could.
But what Ms. Bea
was to the CDC, her
role in making that pre-
cious first impression on
visitors to Mexico Beach,
her quiet and efficient
demeanor in carrying
out the tasks asked of
her by locals, well, those
are some mighty large
shoes to fill.
So it was only fitting
that on news of her pass-
ing midweek, officials in
Mexico Beach decided
that one way to honor
Ms. Bea was to fly
flags at half-staff for
the remainder of the
week.
And while that ges-
ture was appropriate and
proper, something more
needs, must, be done to
honor this ambassador
of goodwill the city will
not soon replace.
Oh, the city will find
another human being to
fill that chair at the Wel-
come Center, but replac-
ing that, yes, a recurring
but fitting theme, first
impression will be like
copying a Picasso.
So here is one sugges-
tion.
Ms. Bea started serv-
ing the CDC well before
the Welcome Center was
created, working from
cramped and tiny offices
at the Civic Center.
The transition to
the Welcome Center
seemed to only provide
Ms. Bea the platform she
deserved, the accommo-
dations and comfort


See KLATTERINGS A5


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Our VIEW




Thanksgiving hopes


In some ways Thanksgiving 2009
seems not all that different from the
Pilgrims' landing on a craggy slab of
Massachusetts coastline long ago.
The Pilgrims of long ago were fac-
ing a world of which they knew noth-
ing -just as the current economic
environment seems a landscape
which many of us are wholly unfa-
miliar.
For the Pilgrims, most anything
that could have gone wrong on their
.'journey from religious intolerance
to the New World did; Murphy's Law
applied exponentially.
Beyond the miles they had been
willing to foray on foot from the sea
and their ship, they knew nothing
.of this land, nothing of what and
who might be there, in fact initially
the thought never seemed to have
crossed their minds that there would
be anybody there.
The ground was not suitable for
crops, at least not with the rudimen-
tary tools they carried and the lack of
knowledge of the soil, the viability of
what they knew to grow back home
in Europe.
Game seemed scarce. The weath-
er conditions atrocious even for
hardy men and women of the English
and Dutch stock they were.
They were literally in an unknown
world, having, by the standards of the
day, essentially traveled to the Moon.
How much that seems familiar to
the environment of today.
An environment that save for
those of a certain generation none of
us have experienced, or at least not
to the degree that is experienced in
the 24/7 din of today.
Unemployment is near 10 percent,
and the unemployment rate does
not even capture those who for vari-
ous reasons are not, can not or will
not seek employment in a business
climate buffeted by forces that seem
like those Pilgrims beyond our
control.
Political fissions, religious fis-
sions, the growing fissure between
those who worry about whether
there will be food on the table that


night and those who don't they all
serve to divide, just as the harsh con-
ditions at times came to divide the
men and women of the "Mayflower."
There is much to make us anx-
ious. This will be a tough Thanksgiv-
ing hardly a holiday in any sense
of the word for many.
But the Pilgrims were taught a
valuable lesson by the Native Ameri-
cans savages as they initially saw
them who inhabited those shores
of the bay in which the "Mayflower"
ultimately anchored for safety of
harbor.
For while these men and women
weren't big on modesty in what
passed for their dress, talked and
behaved in ways foreign to the Pil-
grims, they were also large of heart,
human beings no matter the color.
What is little understood, but is
explained by Nathaniel Philbrick in
his book "Mayflower" is that while
there might have been a feast of
some kind on a date sometime near
the end of the Pilgrims' first year in
the New World, it was a product of
a bond of community that had been
formed.
Thanksgiving, and they did not
know it as that and it would not be-
come a holiday for centuries after
that 1620's sit down, was for the Pil-
grims something that was played out
over more than 24 hours.
The previous winter their very
existence was in the balance. The
Native Americans could have easily
killed them, just as the weather and
disease depleted their ranks.
Instead, those Native Americans
would teach the newcomers about
the land they had arrived at, about
hunting, fishing and farming.
They taught the Pilgrims survival.
In turn, instead of choosing arrogant
isolationism in their new quarters,'
the Pilgrims in turn reached out to
the Native Americans, establishing
a bartering system, sleeping in their
wigwams, choosing to learn, coming
to understand these were just human
beings.
Only later, when, what else, ter-


ritory became an issue, did tension
and ultimately bloodshed come to
those first Anglo-Saxon arrivals to a
New World and those already there
to greet them.
So today is a day to put aside the
loose ends of life that isolate and di-
vide us to remember the things that
bring us together.
No, a community is shown,
thanksgiving can be extracted by the
most unspeakable of pains, the pain
of a mother and father and commu-
nity who has lost someone special.
That community was on display
last week in sending Bryce Nelson to
a better place. A line that stretched
out the church and around the pave-
ment surrounding First Baptist
Church during the viewing, a parking
lot and church overflowing during
the funeral the following day.
Classmates and friends who had
gone off to disparate endeavors com-
ing home, a community, from Wewa-
hitchka to Port St. Joe, coming out to
hold the Nelson family, to surround
them, to shield and comfort them in
this time of horrific tragedy.
That a young man should pass
from this life is certainly no way to
desire a demonstration of communi-
ty, but in this nightmare that is every
parent's it could be found.
That a young man could make
such an impact in 19 short years and
that his mother and father would be
held in such standing and respect
that a community would turn out
in such numbers to salve as best it
could their pain is where community
is found.
A community that is unique and
special.
And on this day that will be dif-
ficult for many, we find thanksgiving
in that community, that sense of not
being'alone.
Discovering that at their most
tested they were not alone made all
the difference for the Pilgrims long
ago.
Our hope on this day is that un-
derstanding it today can make a dif-
ference in all our lives.


The Blue Plate WAS special!


I was 18 years old. It
was 1965. Nov. 25 to be
ekact. I was a freshman in
college. And pretty grown
up I'd say. At least the uni-
versity thought so.
They had put me in
the hardest class-
es, thrown me in .
front of Bill John-
son and Paul Tes-
sman at football
practice and "al-
lowed" me to help HUNKE
with my tuition by Kesl
putting me to work
in the dining hall.
I was, by all accounts, ad-
justing just fine.
What I didn't have was
enough time, or money,
to make the 212 mile trip
home for the two days
they had given us for the
Thanksgiving holiday.
"You headed to Mon-
teagle?"
"Yes sir," I answered
as I climbed into the old
car. "I appreciate you
stopping." It was only
eight miles but I was re-
lieved not to walk it.
"You got family there?"
"No sir, just thought
I'd get something to eat.
School is closed down for
the rest of the week."
"Thanksgiving is a
time for family."
"Yes sir." I was way
ahead of him. Even be-
fore I flagged them down,
I'd already been "home"
once or twice that cold,
damp morning. Mom
would have the turkey
in the oven. And she'd
be stirring three pots on
the stove and talking to
Granny, Aunt Adell and
Aunt Beatrice at the same
time. The cakes and pies
were made the day be-
fore. The kitchen would
smell like cranberries,
sweet potatoes and giblet
gravy.


I thanked the man
and his'wife for the ride
and headed across the
street t6 the Monteagle
Diner. I was relieved to
find it open, yet
I lingered before
entering. I had the
$1.89 for the lunch
special. It just
didn't feel exactly
"right" to eat on
this day without
RDOWN Pa's blessing.
Colbert It was my first
Thanksgiving
away from home.
The coldness and the rain
pushed me inside.
It was almost empty.
The waitress nodded me
to a booth in the back.
"The blue plate special is
turkey and dressing." She
didn't even bother with a
menu.
I didn't notice when
she set the tea down. I
was "back home" reach-
ing for the pulley bone.
Leon and I would each
grab an end of that v-
shaped bone and pull like
mad. He'd get the long
end every year which,
according to big brother
rules, meant that I had
to eat that stupid turkey
neck! He and David Mark
and half a dozen cousins
would laugh and carry on
like I'd lost World War III!
It was just noon. Not
quite time for the family
to sit down. Pa, Daddy
and Uncle Clifford, Uncle
F D. and Uncle Womack
would be in the living
room. F. D. would be talk-
ing politics. Daddy and
Clifford would throw in
a comment from time to
time. Womack wouldn't
say a word. Pa would be
giving a weather report.
The aunts in the kitch-
en would be all talking at
once, and laughing and


carrying on about some-
thing Aunt May White
said'30 years earlier. One,
usually Mom or Adell,
would report to the men
that dinner "was almost
ready." We ate "dinner"
at noon like real folks are
supposed to. Supper was
served in the evening.
The youngins would
tire of the Macy Parade
pretty quickly. Plus, you
couldn't hear the TV for
the laughter and banter
anyway. Most of them
would be on the floor or
hiding in a closet or under
a bed, inventing ways to
kill time until they could
eat. Leon had already
snookered Pa into "lift-
ing" him one of those fried
apple pies. And, if you let
them out of eyesight, Da-
vid and Joe would be off
somewhere fighting.
The waitress eased the
plate down as if not to in-
terfere with my thoughts.
As I watched the steam
rise from the turkey and
dressing I didn't feel so
grown up. Maybe the tra-
dition had become too in-
grained I had become
so accustomed to family
and food and warmth and
hugs and love that I had
taken it for granted.
It was still a little early.
Leon would give me a
fit if I started ahead of
everybody else! Thanks-
giving and Christmas
were the only two days
mother used the big table
in the dining room. Pa
would sit at the head. The
grown-ups would fill in
the nearest chair around
that titanic spread. The
children ate in the kitch-
en on the little table. Or
standing by the window.
Or resting a plate on the
washing machine. We
made do.


"Is there something
wrong?" The waitress
noted my hesitancy in at-
tacking the special.
"No ma'am, I'm OK."
I lied, "I'm just letting it
cool."
You can learn a lot
about Thanksgiving in the
back booth of the Mon-
teagle Diner on a cold,
rainy day in late Novem-
ber when you're all by
yourself.
Those 212 miles might
as well have been 10,000!
I didn't need any lesson
books, wise sayings or
learned university profes-
sors. I was figuring this
day out without any help
from anyone.
I bowed my head and
listened. I wish I had paid
more attention. I'd heard
those words so many
times. Slowly, just like
Pa delivered them, they
came, "Father, be pres-
ent with us at this hour.
Pardon us of our sins and
help us to be humble and
to realize the great need
of thanking the Lord for
providing a way in which
we have food for the nour-
ishment of our bodies."
I used to think these
folks were plain and
simple. That college
education was helping me
already! And in my heart
I know Pa and the others
hadn't forgotten me on
this day.
The silent tears didn't
ruin my turkey and dress-
ing or my Thanksgiving.
They were just a remind-
er of how incredibly fortu-
nate I was. And I couldn't
wait until the next time
God would favor me to be
amongst them. I'll show
that whole group how to
eat a turkey neck!
Happy Thanksgiving,
Kes


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time to change yourself


By Ed McAteer
Contributing Writer

It's been less than one year and
I can already see that President
Barack Obama and his adminis-
tration are in big trouble. Ratings.
and polls, for whatever their value,
seem to prove this theory each
month as the ratings look to be
headed south for the winter. Not
what they expected I imagine.
Sure, every administration hits
a rough patch, but this presidency
began to unravel so early. PerhapFs
our President simply bit off bit
off more than he can chew. Or,
perhaps trying to do everything at
warp speed, and being a one-man
show in providing the agenda for
this nation has hampered him.
Regardless, he remains insistent
to have it his way, regardless what
Americans think about the issues.
It's his way or no way, without
compromise at any level. This isn't
national leadership principles that
Americans can expect to see any
real changes for the better happen
as a result.
The trouble I speak of has many
faces. This is perhaps most evident
in his health-care initiative, an im-
portant concern that he has made
central to his first year in office.
Unfortunately, his administration
has mishandled the issue, allowing
it to spiral out of control and threat-
en to become a political liability. I
remember during the campaign
debates when his now vice presi-
dent stated to America the White
House is no place for on-the-job
training. Yet, on-the-job training is
what we are seeing happen right in


front of our very eyes.
Inexperience, however, may
not be the root of his problems.
President Obama's real difficulty is
he does not understand the nature
of the mandate he was given last
November. Obama was elected for
two reasons: Americans were tired
of President George W Bush and
the economy was collapsing. The
public wanted change, something
Obama's campaign successfully
tapped into. What he has failed to
recognize is that voters wanted
change that would calm things
down, not turn everything on its
head.
President Obama's troubles
began when he pushed through
the highly controversial stimulus
bill. There was an incomprehen-
sible amount of money tied up in
that bill and it was rammed down
the throats of Congress so fast
that legislators were voting on leg-
islation they hadn't even read, let
alone understood. In the process,
the deficit and national debt were
increased to unprecedented levels.
Obama's second mistake was
to dismiss those voices that began
to speak out American citizens!
Sure, it was politics as usual,
driven by the usual suspects, but it
was more than that; his failure to
recognize this voice was probably
his most serious miscalculation.
The "TEA Parties" may or may
not have been orchestrated at
first, but they tapped into a deep
wellspring of unease. They became
a rally point for people to express
their concerns about a government
that has seemed to turn a deaf ear.
Instead of acknowledging their


concern and their right to express
it, the administration stood back
as they were demonized. "TEA
Party" became "TEA Baggers"
and participants were attacked
with crude, vindictive language.
I know because I have attended
a couple of them myself. People
-yes, American citizens ... were
called "Astroturf, angry mobs and
racists," ridiculed by the media
and dismissed by the government.
Their anger deepened and their
distrust hardened as the president
stood mute to the attack being
heaped upon them.
Then came health-care reform.
Once again, the president tried to
fast-track a controversial program
through Congress. But this time
the public pushed back Obama
ran full speed into a roadblock
he never saw. The collision com-
pletely derailed his initiative and
he's struggled to get back on track
since. Too many people were leery
of his administration and its ambi-
tions by this time. The president
tried to finesse the public by prom-
ising everything for nothing, but it
didn't sell:
The people most affected by
these changes, seniors, were not
the gullible schoolchildren the
president was used to working
with during the campaign. They
felt they were being had and they
weren't going to put up with it. So
they showed up at town hall meet-
ings. They were angry and they
were going to make sure their
congressmen knew where they
stood on this issue. Once again,
they were dismissed and ridi-
culed, only this time they became


enraged. They ranted, they raved,
they got in the faces of their repre-
sentatives, and they were heard.
And for every angry voice raised
at a town hall meeting, there
were dozens of people listening
at home, nodding in silent agree-
ment with those silver-haired lions
on their screens.
Support in Congress began to
falter. Representatives and sena-
tors were spooked and started to
back away. Instead of being in
control of this defining legisla-
tion, Obama found himself on the
defense. He was forced to return
to campaigning (instead of govern-
ing) and he has abandoned any
pretense of bipartisanship. It's
been a hard struggle, but it's start-
ing to look like eventually there will
be legislation passed by this Con-
gress and signed by the President
when all is said and done -maybe
before the next election. Better
men have tried and failed in previ-
ous administrations. Regardless,
the political costs have been steep.
As I recall, citizens vote every two
years on house members and each
six years for Congressmen. Ameri-
can citizens who love what this
nation has always stood for, and not
what it is becoming, need to stand
tall and take back America! Your
vote really counts!
No doubt, the president will sur-
vive this firestorm as Presidents
always do. The public's memory
is short and there is always fresh
outrage for politicians and the me-
dia to exploit. And if nothing is hap-
pening, they will create something
to draw attention elsewhere. But
the long-term effectiveness of this


presidency is in doubt. Just looking
at the way he commented on the
recent terrorist attack at Fort Hood
and not calling it what it is... just
more political correctness I sup-
pose. Can you imagine if the Fort
Hood shooter, Nidal Malik Hasan,
was shouting, "Jesus Christ!" as he
unloaded fire. Do you think there
would be any of these calls, "Hey,
let's not rush to judgment here.
Let's not." Imagine if some idiot
walked into a Planned Parenthood
place and opened fire. Can you
imagine? There wouldn't be any
call for calm and, "Let's not rush
to judgment in any way. But that's
another article for another day
Will President Obama be the
transformative, historic president
he aspires to be, or will his final
legacy be only that he was the na-
tion's first black president? I don't
know the answer to these ques-
tions, but one thing seems clear: if
President Obama wants to aspire
to greatness, he must act accord-
ingly. So far, his prideful manner
and self-confidence and refusal to
look at the major issues of the day
through anything but political and
ideological prisms are making him,
at best, mediocre.
I encourage all citizens to let
their Congressional representa-
tives know how they feel. The First
Amendment isn't just for a selec-
tive few. Let your voice be heard.
Failure to not do so in the present
time we live will prove in history to
be our biggest mistake that we will
surely regret.
Let's hope, for President
Obama's sake and ours, he turns
this around.


Correcting misinformation


Dear Editor:
It has been brought to my
attention that Commissioner
John Reeves has been told that
the Building Department only
performs inspections one day
a week Also, the Building De-
partment is not open full time.
Let me assure the citizens and
Commissioner Reeves that
nothing could be further from
the truth.
The Building Department
is open the very same hours as
all city offices, 7:30 a.m. until
noon and 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.,
Monday through Friday The
office is staffed full time by Ms.
Elizabeth "Beth" Enfinger,
Permit Specialist. Ms. Enfinger
also assists in administering
planning and zoning require-
ments.
The office is located in the
same building as the Public
Works Department behind
the Courthouse at the end of
Tenth Street.
The office phone is 229-
1093.
We perform inspections
Monday through Friday for
any inspection called in before
8 a.m. that day. Inspections
called in after that time will be


scheduled for the next work-
ing day.
Both our inspectors are
certified Building, Electrical,
Mechanical, Plumbing and
Fire inspectors. These are
all the inspection licenses re-
quired by Florida law.
As to the question of permit
fees, I have scheduled meet-
ings with city manager Mr.
(Charlie) Weston and possibly
the commission to compare
and possibly adjust the city's
permit fees. If the commis-
sion desires it may adjust the
fees. The current fees were
adopted by the commission
at the time of approval of my
contract and only the commis-
sion may change the fees.
I sincerely hope this serves
to correct the misinforma-
tion that has been spread and
would like the citizens to know
that we stand ready to serve
the best interests of the city.
Thank you for the past two
years and we hope to continue
serving the citizens of Port St.
Joe.
Sincerely,
Be Creel
President
EPCI


Florida needs a voice in Natural Resources Committee


Florida is fortunate
to have both of our U.S.
senators Bill Nelson and
George LeMieux on the
Senate Commerce Com-
mittee, overseeing ma-
rine fisheries issues, but
Florida is not represented
on the equally important
House Natural Resources BAI
Committee. Cha
Important federal fish- FWC Cc
series law is going to affect lots of
jobs and billions of dollars in Flor-
ida's economy. Fldrida is unique.
We are the only state that borders
the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of
Mexico, with a lot riding on wise
management of fisheries in these
regions.
Recreational saltwater fishing
alone has a $5.3 billion impact on
Florida's economy, and 54,500 jobs
depend on it. Commercial saltwa-
ter fishing contributes $1.2 billion
to the economy and supports 12,900
jobs not to mention freshwater
fishing, worth another $2.4 billion
and 24,800 jobs.
The Magnuson-Stevens Fishery
Conservation and Maqagement
Act, last amended by Congress
in 2007, directs how the federal
government is required to manage
saltwater fisheries. With Florida


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being such a major player
in the industry, these feder-
al management decisions.
greatly affect our state and
citizens. It's critical for us
to have a more direct voice
in federal law that affects
marine fisheries. While we
NEY strongly support efforts
RETO to restore and protect all
rmon, of our natural resources
emission for the long term, the
unintended consequence of the
Magnuson-Stevens Act is that it
will result in rapid closures of nu-
merous fisheries at the same.time.
The result for Florida is likely to be
a blow to one of the most important
and'unique components of our
economy.
Florida is the fishing capital of
the world with more world-record
.fish catches than any other state
-.and more than any other coun-
try. More anglers come to Florida
to fish than anywhere else in the
world. Multiply the number of an-
glers by the days they fish and the
total is 23 million fishing days per
year.
In the Atlantic, recreational
anglers in Florida's waters bag
almost all of the black grouper and
two-thirds of the gag grouper They
also catch almost 90 percent of the


red snapper and 43 percent of the
vermilion snapper.
Meanwhile, in the Gulf, almost
100 percent of red and gag grouper
and 47 percent of recreational red
snapper come from Florida.
The U.S. House Natural Re-
sources Committee oversees all
saltwater fisheries and wildlife
issues for the U.S. House of Repre-
sentatives. Forty-nine representa-
tives out of the 435-member House
serve on the committee. California
has seven seats on it, and all of the
U.S. territories sit on it. But of the
seven coastal states in the South-
east, Florida is one of four states
that do not have a seat.
We're playing in the big leagues
here; we need a slugger to step
up to the plate. As chairman of
the Florida Fish and Wildlife Con-
servation Commission, I applaud
our congressional delegation's
diligence in protecting Florida's
interests. I am thankful that both of
our senators serve on the Senate
committee responsible for marine
fisheries issues.
I urge Florida's congressional
delegation to push for one or more
of our representatives to serve
on the House Natural Resources
Committee. We need champions in
both houses.


KLATTERINGS from page A4


she earned.
Her name deserves
to be on that Welcome
Center.
The building should
become the Bea Sheeder
Welcome Centerso that
everybody will know and
remember one of the fin-


est ambassadors any city
could hope for, and one
that in her passing leaves
behind a wound for an
entire city.
She was the first im-
pression of Mexico Beach.
That impression deserves
permanent casting.


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tea drinkable. "I can't drink
the water coming out of the
faucet. And I'm spending a
fortune on bottled water."
She wondered if she
could get on the "list," al-
luding to the last regular
meeting at which another
resident was told that the
city would consider a break
on her water usage for a
given period due to ongoing
issues at the water plant.
Glenn Davis, supervisor
at the plant, said represen-
tatives from Siemens, the
companythat manufactured
and sold the microfiltration
unit the city purchased for
the plant and the transi-
tion from deep well water
and surface water, were on
site and cleaning the mem-
branes.
Davis said his work
crews were still flushing the
system, but hoped that most
of it was behind them.
A corrosion inhibitor
associated with that flush-
ing, a requirement of any
municipal water system,
is considered the cause of
water discoloration experi-
enced by some, but not all,
residents in recent weeks.
That inhibitor, Davis has
said, would likely cause
some rust from old pipes to
get into the system, tempo-


rarily.
"We are making prog-
ress," Davis said. "We have
a lot less complaints. It does
seem to be achieving what
it was designed to do."
The city and the contrac-
tor are working through a fi-
nal punch list and this week
began the 60-day period for
the testing required before
the city would accept the
plant as completed, Davis
said.
Davis added that they
continue to work with the
supplier of chemicals for
the plant regarding the
proper balances in usage
and costs, information re-
quested bycommissioners.
"This is a new system
and this is an intricate sys-
tem," Davis said. "This is a
work in progress."
Commissioner John
Reeves noted, "The water
is safe to drink because we
are drinking it tonight" as
he raised a pitcher of water.
Ms. Mims expressed her
doubts.
Barrier Dunes
Weston told commission-
ers that the homeowner-
ship association at Barrier
Dunes on the peninsula had
approached the city regard-
ing taking over operations


of the Barrier Dunes waste-
water facility and hooking
up the Cape sewer system.
"This is a great opportu-
nity for the city to pick 300
revenue producers who
would tap into the city sew-
er system," Weston said,
adding that city staff was
looking at costs and.viabil-
ity.
If Barrier Dunes was
brought on line, the city
would have nearly every
developed lot on St. Joseph
Peninsula on the Cape sew-
er system. A primary goal
of doing the project from
the get-go was to eliminate
septic tanks from the pen-
insula.
Concerning other infra-
structure projects, given
the flooding associated
with Tropical Storm Ida two
weeks ago along Monument
Avenue and some intersect-
ing streets, there will be
another walk through and
likely another punch list
associated withthe Catch
Basin 7 project, said Public
Works director John Grant-
land.
Grantland said he ex-
pects the project to run
water to Overstreet should
be completed early next
month and the project to
White City is all but final.


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By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
Locals and visitors should
prepare for new traffic patterns in
downtown Port St. Joe.
As part of a project to beautify
the U.S. 98 corridor through town,
Second and Fourth streets, which
between Williams Avenue and U.S.
98 are one-way heading toward
the highway will be reversed.
They will soon align with Third
Street, making all three roadways
between First and State 71, or
Fifth Street, one way going into the
business district.
As Matt Fleck, executive director
of the Port St. Joe Redevelopment,
Agency (PSJRA) noted, that
change was part of the original
workshop concerning the U.S. 98
project, which will begin right after
Thanksgiving.
There was not sufficient room for
two-way traffic, Fleck added, so the
streets would simply be reversed to
foster more traffic into downtown.
But as the beautification of U.S.
98 is a project funding the Florida
Department of Transportation, the
reversal of Second and Fourth
streets, which will require re-striping
in the short-term and some work
on curbs in the long-term, must
by nature of geography be a city
project.
Exact dates for the changes
were not released, but as the U.S.
98 project is poised to start it must
happen soon to accommodate
FDOT mandates on the highway
project.
"Now would be a good time for
notification, to notify the public,"-
Fleck suggested to commissioners.
As for the U.S. 98 project, Fleck
said the FDOT had agreed to fund
the design.portion of the expanded.


scope of the project, taking the
beautification to the bridge going
to Highland View and the railroad
tracks on State 71 near the city
limits.
Fleck added the second phase of
improvements to Williams Avenue,
including some paving, striping and
curb work, is moving forward.
Fleck also added that given the
consensus that emerged from a joint
city/county workshop of the prior
work the PSJRA would be ready, the
required paperwork finished, etc,
to expand its boundaries into the
neighborhood known as North Port
St. Joe by the end of the year.
In other business during the
regular meeting:
Commissioner Rex Buzzett
asked that city manager Charlie
Weston look into the logistics of
moving the Tourist Development
Council, Economic Development
Council and Chamber of
Commerce into the current TDC
building, which also houses the
PSJRA.
Buzzett noted that the building
was a city building and the moves,
which were the original intent when
the building, a former restaurant,
was moved from the peninsula. "It
will save money for all." Buzzett
said.
Commissioner John Reeves
asked Weston to send a letter to
The St. Joe Company concerning
the 2.3 acres pledged to the city
for a new city hall and a proposed
connector road between Williams
Avenue and MLK Blvd.
Both were intended to part of
a land swap.completed within the
past several years between the city
and company. Both were intended
be part of or cross laAd currently
occupied by the St. Joe Building,
the old A&N Railroad building.


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Sacred Heart accepting applications for new hospital in Port St. Joe


Special to The Star

Sacred Heart Health Sys-
tem is pleased to announce
that it is now accepting ap-
plications for more than 110
jobs for the new Sacred Heart
Hospital in Port St. Joe. To
review available positions or
apply online, visit www.sacred-
heartonthegulf.org.
Clinical and non-clinical po-
sitions are currently available
in the following departments:
Inpatient Services, Enrer-
gency Services, Surgical Ser-
vices, Laboratory and Respi-
ratory Therapy Services, Ra-
diology Services, Pharmacy,
Support Services, Food Ser-
vices, Mission and Pastoral
Care, Quality and Risk Man-
agement, Admitting, Medical
Records, Physical, Speech and
Occupational Therapy, Admin-
istration, Education, Human
Resources and Volunteer Ser-
vices.
All interested applicants are
encouraged to attend Sacred
Heart's.Career and Volunteer
Fair on Saturday, Dec. 5 from
10 a.m: to 2 p.m. at Gulf Coast
Community College in Port


St. Joe. Participants will have
the opportunity to view job de-
scriptions, learn about depart-
ment-specific activities and
requirements, and ultimately
see where their skill sets best
match current positions. A
computer lab will be available
for people to apply online dur-
ing the event, and participants
are highly encouraged to sub-
mit resumes as well.
Hosted in partnership with
Gulf Coast Community Col-
lege, the Career Fair will take
place at the college's Gulf/
Franklin Center, which is lo-
cated at 3800 Garrison Avenue
in Port St. Joe.

Benefits of joining the
Sacred Heart team
Sacred Heart Health Sys-
tem, based in Pensacola, em-
ploys more than 4,500 associ-
ates throughout Northwest
Florida and South Alabama.
The Health System offers
highly competitive salaries,
flexible benefits packages, and
a variety of. opportunities for
professional growth and de-
velopment. In general, health


care workers are driven by the
desire to make a difference
in someone's life, and Sacred
Heart Health System has been
very fortunate through the
years to attract high quality,
compassionate and mission-
minded team members.

Volunteer opportunities
The health care team would
not be complete without the
addition of countless commu-
nity volunteers who will add a
special touch to everyone who
enters the hospital. Morning,
evening and early afternoon
shifts will be available seven
days a week. Special skills
are not required to become a
volunteer; we simply require
a willing heart and a warm
smile. If you are interested in
learning more about joining
the volunteer team, be sure to
stop by the Volunteer Services
booth during the Career Fair
or contact Sharon Abele at
850-278-3081.

Sacred Heart Hospital
on the Gulf
Opening in March 2010,


Sacred Heart Hospital on the
Gulf will provide access to high
quality, compassionate health
care to residents and visitors
of Port St. Joe and surrounding
communities. The new hospi-
tal will provide 19 private inpa-
tient rooms, a 24-hour emer-
gency department, surgical
services, a full complement of
diagnostic and laboratory ser-
vices, and a helipad to be used
by Sacred Heart's regional air
ambulance service to provide
rapid transport for trauma or
critically ill patients.
A Medical Office Building
is scheduled to open in the
summer of 2010 adjacent to
the hospital and will provide
convenient access to primary
care and specialty physicians,
dialysis services, women's
diagnostic and imaging ser-
vices, and Sacred Heart Re-
habilitation:
For more information about
available positions or the ca-
reer fair, contact the Human
Resources Department at 850-
278-3062. For more informa-
tion about the new hospital,
visit www.sacredheartontheg-
ulf.org.


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membership meeting at noon ET on
Thursday, Dec. 10.
The meeting will be held at the
Washington Improvement Group (WIG)
Building located at 401 Peters St., Port
St. Joe.
Note: Members will receive a letter
soon, which will explain business to be
considered, recommendations to the
membership from the Board of Direc-
tors and give each member the option of
completing and returning a "proxy/vot-
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newable energy sources, a advantageous use of the
driver in the Port Authority's region's natural resources,
application as well as Flori- specifically forests.
da's Great Northwest desire Wood pellet production
to create "green" industrial and shipping along with
parks in the region. ethanol, aggregates and
"Florida's commitment other cargo figures prom-
to developing alternative fu- inently in the future of an op-
els and making this country rational port in Gulf County
independent of foreign oil and could be a feature of
within 10 years is particular- an industrial park. Forest
ly clear in Northwest Flori- residue and fast-growing
da, which is being called the grasses are key fuels for the
'go-to region' for biomass biomass plant.
energy plants looking for a A final piece has been
home," detailed a August an understanding between
2009 article in Florida Trend the Port Authority and the
magazine. Genessee & Wyoming Rail-
Particularly when a park road concerning interest
will be home to plants or in a rail connector between


the port and industrial park
that would ultimately lead
to connection to intermodal
centers to the north.
"This project the
construction of a deepwa-
ter green energy port and
rail connection to a nearby
Green Energy Industrial
Park will deliver (federal
and state) programmatic re-
sults, stimulate the regional
economy by expanding eco-
nomic activity and job cre-
ation, and achieve long-term
public benefits ...," the ap-
plication reads in part.
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the anticipated permanent
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development and the entire
project is expected to be
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Thursday, November 26, 2009 w w w.starfl. com Page 11


Jaguars roar back against Blountstown: 26-20


Over the past decade the
Gene Raffield Football League
Jaguars probably have a bet-
ter record than any of St. Joe's
many athletic teams. So, those
who have followed the team
were surprised when, in the
first game of the season, they
lost to Chattahoochee. Ahead
6-0 late in the fourth quarter,
the defense gave up a 40-yard
touchdown by Chattahoochee
who then made the two point
conversion. The game was
lost.
The Jaguars reeled off four
wins, the first team defense al-
lowing no touchdowns until an
18-6 loss against Blountstown.
With no chance to get in the
Super Bowl if they lost again,
the Jaguars destroyed an im-
proved Franklin County team,
then won again by totally over-


whelming Marianna to clinch
a Super Bowl spot opposite
Blountstown.
The Jaguars built a 14-6 lead
at the half. Another long drive
early in the second half they
took a 20-6 lead. Then Blount-
stown came fighting back The
Tiger quarterback threw a
beautiful touchdown pass onto
the fingertips of a streaking
wide out that covered 61 yards.
The two-point conversion was
good. St. Joe then turned over
the ball on downs at the Blount-
stown 30. The Tigers put it into
the end zone with one second
left in the ball game. A two-
point conversion would have
won the game and the cham-
pionship. The Jaguar defense
held and the game went into
overtime.
Following Big Bend League


rules by starting at the 10-
yard line, the Jaguars scored
in three plays. The conver-
sion was no good. On the first
Blountstown play the Port St.
Joe defense made a great play


driving the Tigers back to the
19. The Tigers were forced
to pass. Three incompletions
later Blountstown was still at
the 19 and the game was over.
Final score Jaguars 26-20.


Dolphins go undefeated, beat Blountstown in district championship


Last Saturday, the 7 8 year
old Dolphins of Port St. Joe,
represented the Gene Raffield
Football league in the champi-
onship game of the Teeny Mite
division of the Big Bend Youth
Football League, and defeated
the Blountstown Tigers 6-0 to
cap off a perfect 9 0 season.
.The Dolphins had earlier
in the season handed Blount-
stown their only loss, a hard
fought 8-0 win. Both games
entered the 4th quarter score-
less, with the Dolphins scoring
late in each game.
The Dolphins first team de-
fense, better known as "Purple
D," did not allow a single score
over the entire season.
Coaches for the Dolphins
were Bill Kennedy, Chris
Butts, Bryce Thomas, Steven
Rudd, and David Bogaert.
"Going into the game, we


PHOTO I Courtesy of Bill Kennedy
Bottom left: Davien Welch, Christian Quardnta, Traderian
Givens, Bruce Russ, Lane Herring, Jacob Hopper, Roman
Harrison, Gregory Julius, Cameron Harmon, Caleb Butts
and Jacob Kennedy.
Top left: Joel Bogaert, Devin Crews, Teyler Rudd, Josh
Butts, James'Smith, Jaden Grantland, Jarrett Browning,
Gene Quinn, Arcel Rico, Bryce Thomas, Kendre Gant and
D.J. Davis. Not pictured is Jackell Yarrell.

felt that we had the better credit to Blountstownformak-
team," said Kennedy, "but give ing adjustments from the first


game and playing very tough.
We'll take our group of young
guys over any in the Panhan-
dle. They are a great group
of kids, and they played their
hearts out."
Thomas added that the of-
fensive and defensive lines set
the tone in each game, and it
was no different in the Super
Bowl.
"They stepped it up and
played with real intensity." said
Coach Chris Butts. "Coaching
little league can be very diffi-
cult, frustrating, time consum-
ing, and at times, thankless.
Coaching this group of guys
with a supportive group of par-
ents made it fun, exciting, and
rewarding.
"This is a good group of
athletes. It will be fun watch-
ing them grow up together and
develop over the years."


Lady Sharks avenge

loss to Franklin County
The Port St. Joe Middle School girls'
basketball team picked up its third win of
the season last Thursday in a game played
before the student body. Port St. Joe lost
to Franklin County earlier this season,
but had a 9-4 lead at the half and won 28-
18 last week. Port St. Joe was led in scor-
ing by sixth-grader Kaciah Robinson with
12 points. Meme Alexander had 10, Shan-
non Pridgeon two, MaKalya Ramsey two
and Gabby Anthony two. The Lady Sharks
played Wewahitchka at home on Tuesday,
travel to Blountstown this coming Tuesday
and finish the regular season hosting Tolar
next Thursday.
The conference tournament will be held
Dec. 8-19.

Port St. Joe Middle School

boys open with 2-1 week
The Port St. Joe Middle School boys' bas-
ketball team opened the season with a pair
of victories.
On Monday, Nov. 16, the Tiger Sharks
downed Blountstown 41-39. The two leading
scorers for Port St. Joe were Jarkeice Davis
with 12 points and Chad Quinn with 11 points.
Kaleb Odom came off the bench and helped
spark the team in a second half comeback.
The following night, the Tiger Sharks
traveled to Liberty County and played Tolar
Middle School, winning 42-34. Drew Lacour
played a great game on the defensive side,
and leading the way on offense was Natrone
Lee with 12 points. Jack Riley led the way on
the boards with 10 rebounds.
On Thursday the boys hosted Franklin
County Middle School in front of the student
body. Franklin County won at the buzzer
-beating Port St. Joe 28-26. Leading the way
for the Sharks was Natrone Lee with nine
points, seven rebounds and three blocks.
The boys hosted'Wewahitchka on Tues-
day at Port St. Joe Elementary School. On
Dec. 1 they travel to Blountstown at 5 p.m.
ET and are home against Tolar Middle
School at 5 p.m. on Dec. 3.


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Thursday, November 26, 2009


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Celebrating on Saturday, December 5, 2009
Special Holiday Farmers Market
City Commons Park 10:00am ET 5:00pm

Tree Lighting Ceremony
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Christmas Carols Sing-a-long
Followed by

Lighted Christmas Parade
Reid Avenue approximately 6:45 p.m. ET

Photos with Santa
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Awarding of Prizes

Cash prizes will be awarded for 4 categories:
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Celebrating on Saturday, December 12, 2009

Lighted Boat Parade
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1107 N. 15th Street
Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Phone: (850)-648-5484
Cell: (850)-381-3181
Fax: (850)-648-6577
www.gulfcoastalarm.com l
Stephen@gulfcoastalarm.com
garry@gaddisconstruction.com

Cut 'n Up Family Hairicare
Cindy Little, Owner/ Manager
147 W. Hwy 98
Port St Joe, FL 32456
Phone: 850-653-5207
Snshin31 @aol.com

Comfort Systems USA
Jonathan Hayes, Building
Solutions Consultant A
7826 McElvey Road
P. C. Beach, FL 32408
Phone: 850-249-5791
Toll Free: 888-345-8450
Cell: 850-348-1702 0
Jhayes@comfortsystemsusa.com r

The Chair on Reid
Lisa Walls and
Susan Oliphant, Owners
302 A Reid Avenue -
Port St Joe, FL 32456
Phone: 850-340-1651
Lisa420mc@yahoo.com
Phone: 850-653-5747
Suzie8_14@hotmail.com


Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf




CAREER



FAIR


RECRUITING FOR THESE
HOSPITAL DEPARTMENTS.
0 Administration
1 Admitting
0 Education & Development
0 Emergency Department
0 Food Services
0 Human Resources
0 Laboratory
0 Medical Records
0 Medical/Surgical Department
N Mission & Pastoral Care
0 Perioperative & Surgical Services
N Quality & Risk Management
N Radiology Department
0 Rehabilitation Department
0 Respiratory Therapy
0 Pharmacy
0 Support Services
N Volunleer Services


Sacred Heart Health System
invites you to attend a Career Fair
Saturday, December 5th
10 a.m. ~ 2 p.m.
Gulf Coast Community College
3800 Garrison Avenue
Port St. Joe, FL
Learn about current openings, flexible benefits
packages, the Sacred Heart culture, and more. Bring
a copy of your resume, and take advantage of the
computer lab to apply online during the event
Volunteer Opportunities
Are you interested in volunteering at the new
hospital? Visit the Volunteer section of the career
fair to learn about available volunteer shifts and
the many benefit, oIf luntleeringl


Start Giving
With .


Gulf toiUY
Chamber of Commerce
101 Reid Avenue, Suite 101
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
850-227-1223 800-239-9553
www.gulfchamber.org


BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2009
PRESIDENT:
Ralph Roberson, Roberson & Friedman, P.A.
VICE-PRESIDENT:
Jeremy Novak, Novak Law Offices,'GCPS
SECRETARY:
Randy Raffield, Raffield Fisheries
TREASURER:
Melissa Farrell, joseph's cottage
DIRECTOR:
Tom Gibson, Rish, Gibson, Scholz
& Groom, P.A.
DIRECTOR:
Tommy Lake, Bayside Savings Bank
DIRECTOR:
Rex Buzzett,,Buy-Rite Drugs
DIRECTOR:
Michael Hammond, Assist. Admin. & Jail Dir.
DIRECTOR:
Bobby Pickels, Progress Energy Florida

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Gulf County Chamber of Commerce.
Chamber Currents is published monthly in
conjunction with the Gulf County Chamber of
Commerce and Star Publications, Inc.
Contact us: Star Publications
The Star, 135 W. Hwy 98
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Phone (850) 227-1278
Fax (850) 227-7212

Mission Statement
The mission of the Gulf Countr Chamber of'
Commerce is to be an advocate for existing
businesses and the community. a conduit for
pursuing positive developments,and a
catablst for cooperation.
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Amber Lowry
Mortgage Banker
Vision Bank, a
"Your (C',mmt, Bank" Office (850) 636-7988
www.visionbank.net Cell (850) 227-4492
529 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd. & Fax (850) 227-1149
Port St. Joe, FL 32456 alowry@visionbankftcom
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Photography
850-229-1215
Family Beach
Portraits,
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COMMUNITY


Thursday, November 25, 2009


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'Xtrreme Thrills, Xtreme Fun'


More than 40 youth from Gulf County traveled
to Tallahassee to participate in the North Florida
Fair 4-H competitions on Saturday, Nov. 14. There
were hundreds of 4-H youth from North Florida
competing and experiencing Xtreme Thrills,
Xttreme mun (2009 fair theme).
Gulf County's 4-H'ers trained for several weeks
in preparation for this competition. The youth
competed in two categories: consumer choices and
agriculture judging.
Melanie Taylor, 4-H/Family and Consumer
Science Agent, trained youth in the area of
consumer choices. Youth were taught smart
shopping techniques when purchasing cell phone
plans, T-shirts, video rentals and sunglasses.
Roy Carter, Community Extension Director,
trained youth in several areas of how to judge the
quality of agricultural crops and livestock.
After the competitions, the 4-H'ers spent
several hours enjoying the fair and concluded their
day with an awards ceremony.
Alicia Allison (Gulf County 4-H'er and president
of the District III 4-H Council) led the awards
ceremony as youth received ribbons and trophies
for their success.
Several other North Florida teens helped
announce the winners. These presenters included
D'vante Baham (Gulf County 4-H'er and Secretary
of the District III 4-H Council).
Gulf County winners were:
*Kiana Rouse Consumer Choices,
Intermediate Individual, First Place
*Tony Elia, Zac Smith, Alicia Allison and Trisha
Davidson Agriculture Judging, Senior Team,
Third place
Anyone interested in participating in future
4-H programs should contact the Gulf County
Extension Office at 639-3200, 229-2909 or
metaylor@ulf.edu.


4-H Day at the North Florida Fair


Kiana
Rouse
won first
place in
the Con-
sumer
Choic-
es, Inter-
mediate
Individ-
ual cat-
egory.


Tony Elia, Zac Smith, Alicia Allison and Trisha Davidson took
third place in the Agriculture Judging, Senior Team category.


j 'S.. I Each year at the North Florida Fair,
the Extension Building holds a booth
competition for each county extension
office to display some of its county
highlights. Each North Florida extension
office competes and this year the Gulf
County booth focused on the Fish and
Wildlife in the county. It won second
place out of the entire county exhibits. The
display was created and constructed by
the office staff and extension volunteers.
Congratulations!


GALA Community Theater announces

first dinner theater production


Gulf Alliance for Local Arts is
please to announce GALA Com-
munity Theater's first production
and world premiere of "Halfway
In" dinner theater performances
at the St. Joseph's Bay Country
Club Dec. 4-6.
"Halfway In", written by Mark
Agustus Gee and directed by Ed
Tiley, is a hilarious new comedy
set in the lobby of a southern mo-
tel "somewhere between Dothan
and Tallahassee."
Clark, the desk clerk, is looking
forward to a quiet evening until
Maggie Shane, who eloped almost
20 years ago with a man who owed
almost everyone in the small town
money, returns with her hus-
band's mortal remains for burial.
The action follows the comings
and goings of an eccentric cast
of characters including the new
head of the Liquor Control Board
whose cocktails and marriage are
on the rocks, a greenhorn security
guard and his domineering fiance,
a manly truck driver named Matil-
da, a shady lawyer who 'moon-
lights as a photographer, a pair of
older ladies on their way to meet
a cruise ship, and the dead man's
brother who lives at the motel be-
cause he's "crazier than a bedbug


Cast from left to right: Clay Keels, Jeana Crozier, Blake Denton,
Laura Baney, Vince Bishop, Gina Vicari, Dan Wheeler, Margy
Oelhert, Ben Bloodworth, Zebe Schmitt, Bobbi Ann Seward.


chewing on locoweed."
Through it all Clark deftly man-
ages to keep the motel functioning
at a minimum level of sanity as
the various characters check in,
check out, and generally threaten
to erode what little decorum the
motel has.
Tickets are $25 each and in-
clude a delicious dinner with your
choice of savory apricot glazed
chicken with rice pilaf or carved
roast beef w/au jus and oven
roasted red potatoes along with
the performance. Performance


only tickets are also available for
$12.50. There will be three shows,
Friday, Dec. 4 at 6:30 p.m. EST;
Saturday, Dec. 5 at 6:30 p.m. EST;
and Sunday Brunch on Dec. 6 at 1
p.m. EST.
The World Premiere of this
New Southern Comedy is proudly
presented by GALA Community
Theater and Gulf Alliance for Lo-
cal Arts. For more information
about "Halfway In" and to pur-
chase tickets visit.
Seating is limited and on a first
come first serve basis.


By Hannah Henderson
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MEXICO BEACH GOLF CART PARADE




















SPECIAL TO THE STAR
Grab your garland and tinsel and start decorating
those golf carts!
Mexico Beach will host the first ever Christmas Golf
Cart Parade. The parade will lead off the Mexico
Beach Tree Lighting Ceremony and the arrival of Santa
Claus to the beach. The parade will be held on Sunday
evening, Dec. 6.
Anyone interested in driving their golf cart in the
parade is asked to contact Traci Gaddis at 850-227-
6770 or ggaddis@gtcom.net.
SPre-registration is required for the parade.


LIVING LESSONS


TIM CROFT I The Star
Students in the Norris D. Langston Youth Foundation after-school program
recently studied poverty and how many people around the world are not
as fortunate as those who live in this country. From that lesson sprang a
drive to collect canned goods and non-perishable food items for those
of need in the community. Last week the students presented their bounty
to members of the Gulf County Community Development Corporation/
People Helping People. The food will go into the Angel Pantry operated
by PHP and be distributed to those in need during this holiday season.


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Society


Thursday, November 26, 2009


Junior Service League cooking up Thanksgiving recipes


By Ginger Colson
Special to The Star

Now that Thanksgiving is
upon us, I have started thinking
about recipes for holiday din-
ners. Fowl comes to mind. Tur-
keys will be flying off the shelves
at the grocery store in ways that
the domesticated birds could
only dream of soaring in real life.
I suppose this is especially true
for-those extra plump Butterball
turkeys that surely had trouble
merely walking in their prime of
life, much less flapping their in-
efficient wings.
In honor of these holiday
cooking marathons, the Junior
Service League of Port St. Joe
offers "Thyme in Port: Celebrat-
ing Florida's Constitution City,"


the League's cookbook. Thyme
in Port is stuffed with not only
hundreds of recipes, but also
suggested holiday menus, in-
cluding a Thanksgiving feast of
mulled cider, cranberry-orange
relish, spinach kumquat salad,
oyster stuffing, sweet potato
casserole, green beans, pump-
kin creme brulee and, of course,
roasted turkey. Cookbooks are
available for $14.95 from any
Junior Service League member
and online at www.shop-lemon
grass.com/accessories. Many
local retailers are also carrying
the cookbook. All proceeds from
the sale of'Thyme in Port" go to
Junior Service League commu-
nity projects.
As in past issues, the League
is sharing some favorite recipes


Birthdays


from "Thyme in Port." Today's
recipe is for Southwest Chicken
Casserole. Why not the pumpkin
brulee? That would certainly be
delicious, and we suggest pick-
ing up a copy of "Thyme in Port"
before heading to the grocery
store for your holiday shopping.
While Southwest Chicken
Casserole may not be on the hol-
iday menu, we will all be serving
leftovers for the next week. This
recipe just happens to be an ex-
cellent way to recondition some
surplus turkey for the week after
Thanksgiving. If you are tired of
turkey, switch to that more com-
mon fowl and follow the recipe
exactly.
For more information,
contact Jessica Paterson at
jp@lemongrassinteriors.com.

Wedding


-----------------------------Southwest chicken Casserole
Southwest Chicken Casserole


1 (10 oz.) package of yellow
rice
3 cups chicken broth
1 medium onion, chopped
2 tablespoons butter
2 cups cooked chicken
(Never mind the portion size
if you are substituting turkey
for the chicken. Use up all your
turkey so you will not have to
eat that leftover bird again.)
1 tablespoon chili powder
salt and pepper to taste
1 (10 oz.) can cream of
chicken soup
1 cup sour cream
shredded cheddar cheese
1 can of tomatoes with green


chilies, drained

In a saucepan, cook the rice
in chicken broth until tender.
Saute the onion in the butter.
In a 9-by-13-inch casserole dish,
layer the rice, chicken then
onion. Sprinkle the chili powder
on top. In a separate bowl, mix
the sour cream and cream of
chicken soup; spread mixture
over the casserole. Cover with
cheese. Last, add the tomatoes
on top for a handsome as well
as tasty dish. No one will ever
suspect it contains turkey!
Bake in 350-degree oven for
30 minutes. Enjoy.


Society BRIEFS


Happy 50th birthday, Buddy!


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Look who's 5
Bladen Levins, son of Tom and Stephanie Levins and
bother of Hailyn and Stratton Levins, turned 5 on Nov.
5.'He celebrated with a bog-in theme party, surrounded
by family and friends.
SMaternal grandparents include Sandy Watson
and Jerry Conlon, both of Howard Creek. Paternal
grandparents include Larry and Patricia Levins of Oak
Gtove and Joe and Mildred Levins of Jones Homestead.
We all love you so much, buddy. Mommy and Daddy
are so proud of what a big, strong boy you have become.
SHappy Birthday


Carver-Raffield


Danielle Rebekah Carver
and Daniel Lee Raffield
were united in marriage on
Saturday, Oct. 24, at 4:30 p.m.
at the Beaches at Seagrass in
Cape San Blas. Following the
seaside ceremony, a reception
followed at the Sunsational
Beach House in Cape San
Bias.
The bride is the daughter
of Linda Polston Carver of
Graceville and Bobby Carver
of Bainbridge, Ga., and
granddaughter of the late
Arthur Lee and Marie Polston,
Mary Carver of Bonifay and
the late Curtis Carver. She is
a graduate of Troy University
and is employed as the human
resource manager at Florida
Therapy Services Inc. in
Panama City.
The groom is the son of
Danny and Jo Ann Raffield
of Port St. Joe and grandson
of Evelyn Raffield of St. Joe
Beach and the late Carl
Raffield and Jack and Nancy
Mannel of Louisville, Ky.
He is a graduate of Gulf


By Johanna White
The weeks go by faster and
faster, especially as we are
approaching the end of the year.
Thanksgiving is here, and then the
Christmas season goes in full swing.
The Kiwanis Club has been
rather busy, and we have had
some wonderful guests jqin us in
the past two weeks. Quen Lamb,
executive director of the Gulf
County Community Development
Corporation (CDC), gave us a brief
overview of the responsibilities
of the CDC. The CDC is now
overseeing the SHIP Program,
which is a state-funded program
allotting qualified mortgage
applicants financial assistance in
taking ownership of a home. The
CDC also works very closely with
the People Helping People program.
We also had as our guest Sharon
Abele of Sacred Heart Hospital.
Sharon is the director over the
volunteering programs at Sacred
Heart and she will lead this one
until fully staffed and trained
volunteers are in place. If anyone


Coast Community College
and is employed as the
sales/rentals manager, Gulf
Region, at Thompson Pump
and Manufacturing in Lynn
Haven.
Bridal attendants were
Jeslen Carver of Dothan, Ala.,
sister-in-law of the bride and
honorary matron of honor;
Emily Raffield of Port St.
Joe, sister of the groom; and
Tyre Anderson of Dozier, Ala.,
friend of the bride.
Groom's attendants were
Matt Cabaniss of Panama City
Beach, best man and friend of
the groom; Jim Brown of Port
St. Joe,friend of the groom;
Shawn Butler of Howard
Creek, friend of the groom;
Rhett Butler of Port St. Joe,
friend of the groom; and
Jason Carver of Dothan, Ala.,
brother of the bride.
Ring bearer was Hayes
Clint Carver of Dothan, Ala.,
nephew of the bride.
Following their honeymoon
in Boone, N.C., the couple will
reside in Panama City Beach.


Thanksgiving Day
dinners for
people in need
Anyone in need of
a free Thanksgiving
dinner is asked to
call the Gulf County
CDC/People Helping
People at 899-9419. The
community volunteers
want to be sure nobody
is without a delicious
Thanksgiving meal.
Anyone who
receives home-
delivered meals either
from the Gulf County
Senior Citizens or
the Fish & Loaves
program is asked to
inform the agency
providing tfis daily
help.
All of the volunteers
who plan to help in
the preparation of
the Thanksgiving
Day dinner are asked
to come to the Gulf
County Senior Citizens
Center (next to
library) at 8 a.m. The
volunteers plan to start
assembling the meals
at 8 a.m. Anyone who
has questions is asked
to call Jerry Stokoe at
899-9419.

Christmas for the
Young & Elderly
needs assistance
The 2009 Christmas
for the Young &
Elderly Program is
co-sponsored by the
Gulf County CDC/
People Helping People
and Gulf County
Senior Citizens. The
organizations are
working closely to
help all needy elderly


Kiwanis KORNER

is seeking an awesome experience
in volunteering at our new hospital,
you can meet with Sharon on
Dec. 5 during the Sacred Heart
Job Fair. Being a volunteer at the
hospital will give us as community
representatives a chance to be
active in giving back to the people-
who made the hospital a reality.
Sharon confirmed that the hospital
will be taking their first patients
March 15, 2010.
I want to also thank Trevor Seay
for'being our guest that day. Trevor
was the recipient of the Gulf Coast
Community College Part-time
Student Scholarship given by the
Kiwanis each year. Trevor is still
exploring his future and is not .quite
sure what career he will pursue, but
for now he is taking the required
classes to move forward.
The Port St. Joe Kiwanis Club
is a civic organization composed
of local business men and women
doing their part to give back to our
community. If you are interested in
joining a Civic Club, consider the
Kiwanis Club. The Kiwanis Club
meets every Tuesday at noon at the


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and children in Gulf
County. The Sharks
Teenage Center facility
at 610 Eighth St. will be
the central collection
point. Volunteers
will be there from 11
a.m. tb 1 p.m. Monday
through Friday from
Dec. 1-11.
The public is asked
.to donate new toys and
new clothing. Please
mail your financial
donations to the
following address.
Make payable to:
Gulf County CDC/
People Helping People
Inc., 401 Peters St.,
Port St. Joe, FL 32456.
Please indicate
on your check that
the donation is for
the Christmas for
the Young & Elderly
Program.

Barbecue plates
at Christmas
parade
The Gulf County
CDC/People Helping
People will be selling
barbecue sandwich
plates during the Port
St. Joe Christmas
parade Dec. 5 from 5
p.m. until the parade
is over. The proceeds
will be used for the
2009 Christmas for
the Young & Elderly
Program. The plate
will include a large bun
with barbecue pork,
a bag of chips and a
pickle for a cost of $5
or a sandwich for $3.
The tent will be set up
on the corner of Reid
Avenue and Cecil G.
Costin, Jr. Blvd., next
to City Hall.


Gulf County ARC & Transportation
Building on Industrial Road. For
more information, call Kathy
Balentine or Dianna Harrison at
229-6327 or me at 227-6268.
To all of our current members,
try to be faithful in attending our
weekly meetings. We have several
projects in line to do, and it takes all
of us to make it happen.
Finally, the Kiwanis Club would
like to thank all of you who bought
tickets for the fish fry that took place
this past week. We would like to say
thank you to the members of the
Kiwanis Club who helped prepare
and serve the dinner. Also, a special
thanks to the following for their help
and support: Duren's Piggly Wiggly,
Kenny Strange Electric, Gulf County
Sheriff's Department, Gulf County
ARC and Transportation and Perky
White.
All of the proceeds that are
received will go back into our
community. Your support makes a
difference.

The Kiwanis Motto: "Serving the
Children of the World"


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SAVE A LIFE ADOPT A PET FROM THE ST. JOSEPH BAY
HUMANE SOCIETY!!!
S Meet this week's "Pet of the Week- Sunny" Sunny is an absolute
LOVING America Staffshire with a terrific personality. Sunny has not
met a single dog or person that she doesn't like. Sunny has already been
spayed and has recently received a heartworm sponsor so she can now
start her heartworm treatment.
If you are interested in adopting Sunny or any of the other wonderful
dogs here at St. Joseph Bay Humane Society, please come out & visit at
1007 Tenth St. in Port St. Joe or call us.at 227-1103.
SHOPFAITH'S THRIFT HUT! Faith's Thrift Hut is having HUGE
sidewalk sale- Nov. 27th & 28th from 10am 3pm. PLEASE COME
OUT & SHOP.........while supporting theJIUMANE SOCIETY!!!

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Thursday, November 26, 2009


School


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Gulf County SWAT works for smoke-free grounds


Special to The Star
Eighty-eight people die
every day in Florida from
tobacco-related illnesses.
That's the message Gulf
County Students Working
Against Tobacco (SWAT)
demonstrated to the com-
munity Nov. 19 as part of the
Great American Smokeout
activities.
SWAT chapters from
Wewahitchka Elementary,
Middle and High schools
gathered Thursday at
Rich's IGA grocery store
in Wewahitchka, while the
Port St. Joe Elementary
SWAT chapter was at Du-
ren's Piggly Wiggly in Port
St. Joe. They used symbolic
visuals, such as balloons, to
demonstrate the 88 people
who would die that day
alone from tobacco-related
illnesses. The students
and their SWAT coordina-
tors greeted the public and
waved at passing motorists


while working to get across
the importance of making
businesses and the public
aware of the need for tobac-
co-free grounds, such as all
workplaces.
Thursday's celebration
was the 34th Great Ameri-
can Smokeout, sponsored
by the American Cancer So-
ciety. The national daylong
event challenges people to
stop using tobacco for 24
hours or commit to a plan
of becoming smoke-free
hours in hopes of encour-
aging them to quit perma-
nently.
SWAT is Florida's state-
wide youth organization
that works to educate and
mobilize the state's young
people to revolt against
and reveal the tactics of Big
Tobacco. The organization
was formed in 1998 as a re-
sult of Florida's 1997 land-
mark agreement to settle a
lawsuit against the tobacco
industry. The late Gov. Law-


PHOTOS SPECIAL TO THE STAR
Members of the Wewahitchka Middle School and High School SWAT chapters celebrated the thirty-fourth
Great American Smokeout Nov. 19 in front of Rich's IGA in Wewa. After talking to the public about the
importance of smoke-free grounds, they released 88 bio-degradable balloons to represent the 88 people
statewide who would die from tobacco-related illnesses that day.


ton Chiles and the State of
Florida sued the tobacco
industry over the state's in-
creasing Medicaid expenses
caused by tobacco-related
diseases among Floridians.
The goals of SWAT are to
prevent and reduce tobacco
use among young people
and to protect them from


secondhand smoke. SWAT
members promote activi-
ties that educate their peers
and policymakers about the
need to change social norms
related to tobacco.
According to the Flori-
da Department of Health
(FDOH) Web site, the to-
bacco industry spends


$969 million every year to
market their products in
Florida, more than in any
other state. According to
the FDOH site, 72 young
people in Florida become
regular smokers every day,
and 369,999 young people
in the state who are alive
today will die prematurely


from smoking.
For those who are inter-
ested in quitting, the Florida
Quitline offers free counsel-
ing and nicotine replace-
ment therapies for those
who qualify (while supplies
last). Visit www.floridaquim#
line.com or call 877-U-CAN.
NOW for more information.


Faith
Christi n School


Luke 10: 30-37 from The
Message reads:
30-32 Jesus answered by
,telling a story. "There was
once a man traveling from
Jerusalem to Jericho. On
the way he was attacked by
robbers. They took his clothes,
beat him up, and went off
leaving him half-dead. Luckily,
a priest was on his way down
the same road, but when he
saw him he angled across to
the other side. Then a Levite
religious man showed up; he
also avoided the injured man.
33-35 "A Samaritan traveling
the road came on him. When
he saw the man's condition, his
heart went out to him. He gave
him first aid, disinfecting and
bandaging his wounds. Then he


lifted him onto his donkey, led
him to an inn, and made him
comfortable. In the morning he
took out two silver coins and
gave them to the innkeeper,
saying, 'Take good care of him.
If it costs any more, put it on
my bill-I'll pay you on my way
back.'
36 "What do you think?
Which of the three became a
neighbor to the man attacked
by robbers?"
37 "The one who treated
him kindly," the religion scholar


responded. Jesus said, "Go and
do the same."
This parable is the basis
of the ministry Samaritan's.
Purse. Faith Christian School
students brought shoeboxes
filled with small toys, school
supplies, toothbrushes, soap,
socks and other various items
to give to those less fortunate.
Samaritan's Purse delivers
these boxes to those in need
all over the world. Students
learned the importance of
giving and the joy it brings.


DAZZLING DOLPHINS
FRONT ROW:
Alex Thomason,
: Bryson Lee,
Sarah Beth
Thompson.
BACK ROW:
c Alex Strickland,
Elizabeth
Furstenburg,
Maliyah McNair,
Katie Dykes.
SPECIAL TO THE STAR


WES STUDENTS OF THE WEEK NOV. 23-27
KINDERGARTEN
Skylar
S a "" Arnold
"IST GRADE --
S. Tamiah Rouse
2ND GRADE
Delaney
Lister
S,3RD GRADE -
p a- Dakota Gortt
i 4TH GRADE
S- Samantha
Lanier
5TH GRADE
Mekena
Taunton
SPECIAL TO THE STAR


TOP OF HER CLASS

Special to the Star
Audrey Gay, a veteran ele-
mentary school teacher at both .-
Chapman and now Franklin
County School, has been chosen
for the 2009 Excellence Award by
the Foundation of Excellence in
Education, one of only 81 teach-
ers throughout the state to earn P
this honor. The award is based
on the results of a reading or
math teacher's FCAT scores for
the past three years and is given
to educators whose students SPECIAL TO THE STAR
learned at least one-and-one-
half times that of the state's average, or the equivalent of 50 percent more. The
foundation noted that Gay's low-performing students in math, who scored Is and
2s on the FCATS, made the greatest annual growth for three consecutive years.
Gay, pictured above with Principal George Oehlert, will be honored at the Dec. 5
Celebration of Teaching in Orlando, featuring former Gov. Jeb Bush. Chairman
Jimmy Gander told the Nov. 12 school board meeting that the award did not come
as a surprise to him, since he has long noticed Gay working late in her classroom.
"She's usually the last car to leave," he said.


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Obituaries


Scarlet Jensen Harvell


Bryce McKenzie Nelson


On Nov. 17, 2009, Scarlet
Angela Harvell was taken
from us to be with her
Lord.
Scarlet, born July 7,
1955, was a 1973 gradu-
ate of Wewahitchka High
School and was currently
residing in Virginia Beach,
Va.
Scarlet was preceded
in death by her mother
and father, Algot and Ilene
Jensen, and her daughter,
Angela Renee Falls.
She is survived by
her husband of 36 years,
James M. Harvell, Sr., son,
James (Jamie) M. Har-
vell, Jr., granddaughter,
Scarlet Madison Estelle
Falls, grandson, Spencer
Christian Falls and son-in-
law, Michael D. Falls, all
of Virginia Beach; and her
sister, Sandra (Jack) Hus-
band, and brother, James
(Connie) Jensen, of Wewa-
hitchka.
Scarlet was a very spe-


cial aunt to Jack (Christy),
Judith, Jessica, Jenna,
James and Jacob, all of
Wewahitchka, and ex-
tended Harvell family in
Pensacola.
Scarlet was a truly
unique person with an
unforgettable personal-
ity. She enjoyed singing,
cooking, scrapbooking and
being a "Nana" to Maddie
and Spencer, and could
never be replaced.
Visitation was held
Monday, Nov. 23, from 6-7
p.m. CST at Westside Bap-
tist Church in Wewahitch-
ka. Fnmeral services were
held Tuesday, Nov. 24, at 1
p.m. CST at Westside Bap-
tist Church, conducted by
Pastor Derrick Gerber.
Interment will be iii
Buckhorn Cemetery, also
in Wewahitchka.
All services are under
the direction of the Com-
forter Funeral Home, We-
wahitchka Branch Chapel.


,. St. Joseph

Catholic Church
*It ^. li inh nJ iM., in.nlle.l Ave.* Port St. Joe 227-1417
S.. h. 'iting Mexico Beach
All Mass Times EDT.
Saturday ............................................................4:00 pm
Sunday ................................ ..3
Sunday ................................................ ;...............9:30 am
Monday. Thursday, Friday ................................... 9:30 am
Wednesday ..................................................... 5:30 pm


St. Lawrence Mission
788 N. Hwy.71
Wewahitchka, FT.
Sunday Mass 11:00 amn'(CT)


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


.j TO KNOW CHRISTAND 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


Worship with us at
Long Avenue Baptist Church
Where Faith, Family &eFrietndhip are found
Bible Study Sunday: 9:15am
Worship: 10:30am and 5:00pm
Wednesday
A variety of ministries for all ages beginning at 6:30 pm
Small group ministries also available.
Pastor Royce Williams
1601 Long Avenue Port St. Joe, FL
For more Information Call 229-8691


cwt united Aetfwdit
Cfufc hi 4 IftaLW &eac
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.
ITe people of M ito eth Ilited methodist (Chur
N.sIr PilOViDI
Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor Church/Office: 648-8820


A Spirit Filled
S 1 Outreach Oriented
F l y LiWord of Faith Church

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


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508 Sixteenth Street
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456


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850-227-1756


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


Bryce McKenzie Nelson,
19, of Port St. Joe, passed away
S Monday, Nov. 16,2009, at Bay
Medical Center in Panama City.
He was born July 8,1990, in
'' ; Panama City and was a lifelong
resident of Port St. Joe. He
was a member of First Baptist
Church of Port St. Joe and
worked at St. Joe Rental.
Bryce was a 2008 gradu-
ate of Port St. Joe High School
and was involved with football,
soccer, Key Club, weightlift-
ing and The Monument Staff.
': After graduation, he attended
Gulf Coast Community College,
where he was in his second year
of studies to become a teacher.
Bryce enjoyed scuba diving,


Bernice Castleberry Sheeder, 82,
of Mexico Beach, passed away Tues-
day, Nov. 17.
She was born Dec. 9, 1926, in Adel,
Ga. She attended the First United
Methodist Church of Port St. Joe,
where she sang in the choir. She was
a founding member of the Special
Events Committee in Mexico Beach
and worked as the secretary of the
Mexico Beach Community Develop-
ment Council for 10 years.
She was preceded in death by her
husband, Ralph C. Sheeder.


A very special thank-you
This Thanksgiving, you might all
wonder how I can stop and in the
greatest tragedy of my life, find the
time to give thanks. But let me as-
sure you, I am finding so much to be
thankful for.
First, I have looked around me
and from the hospital to my home
to the viewing and funeral and have
found myself surrounded by hun-
dreds of family members, co-work-
ers and friends. Each and every
one of you has given me your love,
prayers and emotional support. My
son Reis is a treasure that I will hang
onto. I am thankful for my loving
wife, Tracie, who has only been in my
life for a few years but during that
time has given her heart full of love
not only to me but also to my sons.


hunting, fishing, wakeboard-
ing, riding his four-wheeler and
being around friends. He had
a kind and gentle spirit and al-
ways was willing to help others.
He was preceded in death by
his grandfathers, Al Smith and
EE Nelson of Port St. Joe.
Bryce is survived by his
mother, Melody Nelson, of Port
St. Joe; father, Marshall Nelson,
and wife, Tracie; brother, Ries
Carrington Nelson, of Port St.
Joe; step-brothers, Jeremy Hart
and wife, Melissa, of Port St.
Joe, and Jason Hart of Wewahi-
tchka; aunts and uncles, Jerry
and Kim Smith of Dothan, Ala.,
and Glen Nelson of Port St. Joe;
cousins, Joshua Smith and wife,


She is survived by her daughter,
Sandra McInnis, and husband, John;
two sons, Kent G. Sheeder and wife,
Jackie, and Eric S. Sheeder and wife,
Sherri; two grandsons, John (Jack)
Mclnnis and wife, Debra, and Kevin
Sheeder; three great-grandchildren,
Cameron and John (Johnny) McIn-
nis and Jessyka Sheeder; and one
great-great grandson, Maverick
Sheeder.
She was one of 11 children born
to Jesse Ab and Minnie Ola Castle-
berry and is survived by four sisters,

I know that there are still nurses
who really give their all to their job
each'and every day. I want to say
thank you to the nurs-
ing staff at Bay Medical
Center. You gave Bryce
the very best in medi-
cal care and then you
were there for my family
to lean on as well. May
God bless each and every
one of you this holiday
season.
This holiday season
will not be easy for those
of us who loved Bryce. I
am asking that you continue to pray
for us. God will see us through. I am
thankful for the time God allowed
us to have Bryce. I have so many
wonderful memories that I will carry
in my heart forever. Bryce's time on


Schedule of Worship Services
Sunday.
S- f' Sunday School 9:00 AM
Morningworship all ages 10:00AM
S Mid Week Bible Study 6:00 PM
Elective Adult Classes 6:00 PM
Children & YouthMinistry 6:00 PM
Nursery provided for all services


Jp FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
Constitution and Monument Port St. loe


Sunday:
Contemporary Service 9:00 an.. ET
Sunday School: 10:00a.m. ET
Traditional Worship: 11:00 a.m. ET
Wednesday:
Youth:5:30p.m. ET
\ hoir: 7:00p.m. ET


F First 'Baptist Church "
102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE
B.dd *Jeff Finder Pastor
Buddy Caswell, Minister of Music & Education
'm 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

S. www.fbcpsj.org


BEACH BAPTIST CHAPEL
S 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 s is the man that trusteth i Hm.
Please accept this i rniroato n uo n u join worship. God bless you!
Please call us for your spiritual needs.
www.beachchapel.org
Pastor David Nichols
Church 647-3950 Home 769-8725
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Jessica, and Jared Smith, all of
Dothan; and numerous other
extended family members.
Flmeral services were held
Friday, Nov. 20, at First Baptist
Church in Port St. Joe, with the
Rev. Michael Rogers and the
Rev. Dave Fernandez officiating.
Internment followed in Holly
Hill Cemetery.
He was a beloved son, broth-
er and grandson who always will
possess a special place in our
hearts.
Condolences may be submit-
ted or viewed at www.souther-
landfamily.com.
Southerland Family Funeral Home
507 10th St., Port St. Joe 32456
229-8111


Lurine Becker, Dorothy Thompson,
Loretha Evans and Jean Jarvis.
A memorial service was held at
the First United Methodist Church
of Port St. Joe on Sunday, Nov. 22, at
3 p.m. ET.
In lien of flowers, donations can
be made in her name to Bay County
Humane Society, the Foundation at
Bay Medical Center or the First Unit-
ed Methodist Church of Port St. Joe.
Wilson Funeral Home
214 Airport Road, Panama City, FL 32405
850-785-5272

earth was brief, but he was loved by
all who knew him. His memory will
love on through his many friends, his
brother Reis, his many
family members and
myself..
I ask that this Thanks-
giving, you remember
Bryce, too. And whenyou
do, hug your family tight.
Be thankful for each day
.you are given. None of
us is promised tomor-
Srow. Make each moment
count, and let them know
how much you love them
every chance you get.

The Nelson Family
Marshall, Tracie, Reis, Lucille and Glen,
Jeremy and Melissa Hart, Jason,
Phelicia and Cole Hart


Jesus is Lord and He is waiting


FOR YOU AT:
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382 Ling Street Highland View
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
(850)227-1306
Sunday School 9:45
Morning Worship 11:00


Evening Service
Discipleship Training
Wednesday Prayer


/:0u p.m.
6:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m.


2 "Our Church can be your home"

Sirst Church of the Nazarene
2420 Long avenue Port St. Joe, florida 32456
(850) 229-9596

Give unto the Lorditfglory due fis name, worship the Lordin the beauty of oliness.
Psalm 29:2


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


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


Bernice (Bea) Castleberry Sheeder


'50) 227-1724
Rev. Mace Fdcher
Pastor
Ann Comforter Jeremy Dixon
Music Director Youth Minister
Deborah Loyless
Director of hildren Ministries


a.m.
a.m.


lFaithBible
CCHU RCH
Michael Rogers Pastor
9:45 AM .................. ............................ Sunday School
10:30 AM ..................................... Fellowship Breakfast
11:00 AM ......................... ..................... .. W orship
6:00 PM ................................. ............ Worship
www.faithbiblepsj.net
801 20th Street Port St. Joe 229-6707
Home of Faith Christian School


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Obituaries

Capt. Henry L. Cassani
Capt. Henry L.
"Hank" Cassani, U.S.
Navy (Retired), passed
away peacefully at home
surrounded by his wife
and seven children on
Nov. 17 at the age of 79
from complications of
diabetes.
Born Oct. 6,1930, in
Braintree, Mass., he was
the beloved son of the late
Louis and Lena Orlando
Cassani of Quincy, Mass.
He graduated from
Quincy High School in
1947. Capt. Cassani was
the devoted husband to
his loving wife of 57 years,
Florence Radford Cassani,
formerly of Pensacola, Fla.
He was the treasured
father to seven children,
Henry L. Cassani, Jr.,
and his wife, Judith, of
Chesapeake, Va:, Sharon
Cassani Clarke and her
husband, Ronald, of
Carver, Mass., Susan
Cassani Andrews and her,
husband, David, of Hanson,
Mass., Richard L. Cassani
of Pensacola, Cynthia
Cassani Phillips and her
husband, Randall, of Port
St. Joe, Fla., Michael A.
Cassani and his wife, Lisa,
of Lakeville, Mass.; and
CDR John D. Cassani
(USN) and his wife; Vicky,
of Lansdale, Pa. He was
the beloved Grampie to
17 grandchildren, and
Great Grampie to two
great-granddaughters.
Capt. Cassani also leaves
his beloved sister, Jeanne
Lewis, and her husband,
Ted, of Mashpee, Mass.,
and Marco Island, Fla. He
is also survived by a large
family of nieces, nephews
and cousins. His many
friends, in the Navy and
civilian life, wiA miss him
greatly.
Hank Cassani joined the
Navy in 1948 and served
as a hospital Corpsman
at NAS Squantum in
Quincy. He was ordered to
flight training in 1950 and
was commissioned and
designated Naval aviator
(# V1939) in 1952. He was
an early advocate of Navy
Rotary Wing Aviation,
earning his helicopter
designation in 1952
(# H1077) and serving in
the original Helicopter
Utility Sqdadron TWO (HU-
2). In later sea tours, he
served in Air AntiSubRon
Twenty-two (VS-22) and on
Air Group 50 (CVSG-50)
Staff. He was recognized
by both helicopter and
fixed-wing carrier anti-
submarine communities
as an accomplished and
decorated Naval aviator.
Capt. Cassani was also the
first commanding officer of
Helicopter Combat Support
Squadron Three (HC-3).
He was also awarded a B.S.
in engineering and an M.S.
in management from the
United States Postgraduate
School in Monterey, Calif.
His Naval career came full
circle when he returned
home to become the
commanding officer of NAS
South Weymouth in 1973.
Capt. Cassani retired from
there in 1976. He and his
wife then resided in Port St.
Joe until 1995, when they
moved to Navarre Beach,
Fla.
In lieu of flowers, the
family asks that donations
in his honor be made
to Covenant Hospice-
Homeless Veteran's
Program, 5041 N. 12th St.,
Pensacola, FL 32504

Gina Burkhart
Gina Burkhart,
daughter of Vic and Carole
Webb of Mexico Beach,
passed
away Nov.
15 after a
five-year,
battle


with brain
cancer.
] iA benefit
GINA will be held
BURKHART for the
Burkhart
family on Dec. 7 from 11
a.m. until 7 p.m. CT at the
Fish House restaurant in
Mexico Beach. There will
be a silent auction held as
well.


NOTICE OF HEARING

FOR PURPOSES OF ADOPTING ORDINANCES

AMENDING THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN

AND AUTHORIZING TRANSMITTAL OF THE COMPREHENSIVE

PLAN AMENDMENT TO APPROPRIATE

STATE AGENCIES

The Planning and Development Review Board, sitting as the local planning agency will hold a hear-
ing at 4:00 p.m., ET, on December 8, 2009, to review the Ordinances and recommend it to the City
Commission of the City of Port St. Joe, and the Board of City Commissioners will hold a meeting on
December 15 at 6:00 p.m., ET, at the City of Port St. Joe City Hall located at 305 Cecil G. Costin
Sr., Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida, for the purposes of a public hearing and authorizing transmittal of
the Ordinances to appropriate state agencies.
Copies of the Ordinances are available for public inspection at City of Port St. Joe City Hall,
located at 305 Cecil G. Costin Sr., Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida.
The title of the Ordinances are:


ORDINANCE NO.: 431

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA,
AMENDING THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN OF THE CITY OF PORT
ST. JOE, BY AND THROUGH THE PLAN AMENDMENT AUTHOR-
ITY PROVIDED BY FLORIDA STATUTES; ADOPTING THE PLAN
AMENDMENTS OUTLINED IN THE EVALUATION AND APPRAISAL
REPORT DATED MAY 12, 2009; AMENDING THE FUTURE LAND
USE ELEMENT, THE CONSERVATION ELEMENT, THE COASTAL
MANAGEMENT ELEMENT, THE TRANSPORTATION ELEMENT,
THE HOUSING ELEMENT, THE INTERGOVERNMENTAL COORDI-
NATION ELEMENT; PROVIDING FOR ENERGY CONSERVATION
AREAS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE; PROVIDING FOR
SEVERABILITY, AND PROVIDING FOR REPEAL OF ANY CONFLICT-
ING ORDINANCES.

ORDINANCE NO.: 432

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA, AMEND-
ING THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AND FUTURE LAND USE MAP OF
THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, BY AND THROUGH THE PROCEDURES
REQUIRED FOR LARGE SCALE MAP AMENDMENTS PURSUANT TO
AUTHORITY PROVIDED BY FLORIDA STATUTES SPECIFICALLY
CHANGING ALL OR PART OF PARCELS #04551-000 AND 04585-050,
BEING 41.24 ACRES FROM UNDESIGNATED TO CONSERVATION
AND LOW INTENSITY COMMERCIAL; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL
OF ANY CONFLICTING ORDINANCE; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL OF
ANY CONFLICTING ORDINANCES; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABIL-
ITY; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

ORDINANCE NO.: 433

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA, AMEND-
ING THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AND FUTURE LAND USE MAP OF
THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, BY AND THROUGH THE PROCEDURES
REQUIRED FOR LARGE SCALE MAP AMENDMENTS PURSUANT TO
AUTHORITY PROVIDED BY FLORIDA STATUTES SPECIFICALLY
CHANGING ALL OR PART OF PARCEL #04585-300 BEING 56.72
ACRES FROM OPEN SPACE TO HIGH DENSITY RESIDENTIAL, PRO-
VIDING FOR REPEAL OF ANY CONFLICTING ORDINANCE PROVID-
ING FOR REPEAL OF ANY CONFLICTING ORDINANCES; PROVID-
ING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

ORDINANCE NO.: 434

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA, AMEND-
ING THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AND FUTURE LAND USE MAP OF
THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, BY AND THROUGH THE PROCEDURES
REQUIRED FOR LARGE SCALE MAP AMENDMENTS PURSUANT TO
AUTHORITY PROVIDED BY FLORIDA STATUTES SPECIFICALLY
CHANGING ALL OR PART OF THE PARCELS SHOWN AT PLAT
BOOK 2, PAGE 53, PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA,
BEING 52.95 ACRES, FROM HIGH DENSITY RESIDENTIAL-TO LOW
DENSITY RESIDENTIAL; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL OF ANY CON-
FLICTING ORDINANCE; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL OF ANY CON-
FLICTING ORDINANCES; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND
PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

ORDINANCE NO. :435

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA, AMEND-
ING THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AND FUTURE LAND USE MAP OF
THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, BY AND THROUGH THE PROCEDURES
REQUIRED FOR LARGE SCALE MAP AMENDMENTS PURSUANT TO
AUTHORITY PROVIDED BY FLORIDA STATUTES SPECIFICALLY
CHANGING ALL OR PART.OF PARCEL #06076-005 BEING 12.72
ACRES FROM COUNTY LOW DENSITY RESIDENTIAL TO VERY
LOW DENSITY RESIDENTIAL, PROVIDING FOR REPEAL OF ANY
CONFLICTING ORDINANCE; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL OF ANY
CONFLICTING ORDINANCES; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY;
AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

ORDINANCE NO.:436

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA, AMEND-
ING THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AND FUTURE LAND USE MAP OF
THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, BY AND THROUGH THE PROCEDURES
REQUIRED FOR LARGE SCALE MAP AMENDMENTS PURSUANT TO
AUTHORITY PROVIDED BY FLORIDA STATUTES SPECIFICALLY
CHANGING ALL OR PART OF PARCEL #03040-050 AND 3020-0050
BEING 57.73 ACRES FROM COUNTY AGRICULTURAL TO PUBLIC
USE; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL OF ANY CONFLICTING ORDI-
NANCE; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL OF ANY CONFLICTING ORDI-
NANCES; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING AN
EFFECTIVE DATE.


The hearing may be continued from time to time as may be


ORDINANCE NO.:437


AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA, AMEND-
ING THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AND FUTURE LAND USE MAP OF
THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, BY AND THROUGH THE PROCEDURES
REQUIRED FOR LARGE SCALE MAP AMENDMENTS PURSUANT TO
AUTHORITY PROVIDED BY FLORIDA STATUTES SPECIFICALLY
CHANGING ALL OR PART OF PARCELS DESCRIBED IN PLAT BOOK
2, PAGES 3 & 4, PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA,
BEING 68.61 ACRES FROM HIGH DENSITY RESIDENTIAL TO LOW
DENSITY RESIDENTIAL; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL OF ANY CON-
FLICTING ORDINANCE; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL OF ANY CON-
FLICTING ORDINANCES; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND
PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

ORDINANCE NO. :438

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA, AMEND-
ING THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AND FUTURE LAND USE MAP OF
THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, BY AND THROUGH THE PROCEDURES
REQUIRED FOR LARGE SCALE MAP AMENDMENTS PURSUANT TO
AUTHORITY PROVIDED BY FLORIDA STATUTES SPECIFICALLY
CHANGING ALL OR PART OF PARCEL 05681-012, BEING 13.2 ACRES
FROM HIGH DENSITY RESIDENTIAL TO RECREATION; PROVIDING
FOR REPEAL OF ANY CONFLICTING ORDINANCE; PROVIDING FOR
REPEAL OF ANY CONFLICTING ORDINANCES; PROVIDING FOR
SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

ORDINANCE NO. :439

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA, AMEND-
ING THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AND FUTURE LAND USE MAP OF
THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, BY AND THROUGH THE PROCEDURES
REQUIRED FOR LARGE SCALE MAP AMENDMENTS PURSUANT TO
AUTHORITY PROVIDED BY FLORIDA STATUTES SPECIFICALLY
CHANGING ALL OR PART OF PARCEL 03039-000, BEING 17.33
ACRES FROM COUNTY AGRICULTURAL TO COMMERCIAL AND
CONSERVATION; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL OF ANY CONFLICT-
ING ORDINANCE; PROVIDING.FOR REPEAL OF ANY CONFLICTING
ORDINANCES; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING
AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

ORDINANCE NO. :440

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA, AMEND-
ING THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AND FUTURE LAND USE MAP OF
THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, BY AND THROUGH THE PROCEDURES
REQUIRED FOR LARGE SCALE MAP AMENDMENTS PURSUANT
TO AUTHORITY PROVIDED BY FLORIDA STATUTES SPECIFICAL-
LY CHANGING ALL OR PART OF PARCELS 04595-100, 04709-000,
04707-000 AND 04706-000, BEING 4.10 ACRES, MORE OR LESS FROM
COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL TO PUBLIC USE; PROVIDING FOR
REPEAL OF ANY CONFLICTING ORDINANCE; PROVIDING FOR -
REPEAL OF ANY CONFLICTING ORDINANCES; PROVIDING FOR
SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

ORDINANCE NO.:441

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA, AMEND-
ING THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AND FUTURE LAND USE MAP OF
THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, BY AND THROUGH THE PROCEDURES
REQUIRED FOR LARGE SCALE MAP AMENDMENTS PURSUANT TO
AUTHORITY PROVIDED BY FLORIDA STATUTES SPECIFICALLY
CHANGING ALL OR PART OF PARCELS 04595-011, 06053-000, 04595-
050, BEING 15.5 ACRES FROM INDUSTRIAL TO RECREATION;
PROVIDING FOR REPEAL OF ANY CONFLICTING ORDINANCE;
PROVIDING FOR REPEAL OF ANY CONFLICTING ORDINANCES;
PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE
DATE.

ORDINANCE NO. :442.

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA, AMEND-
ING THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AND FUTURE LAND USE MAP OF
THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, BY AND THROUGH THE PROCEDURES
REQUIRED FOR LARGE SCALE MAP AMENDMENTS PURSUANT TO
AUTHORITY PROVIDED BY FLORIDA STATUTES SPECIFICALLY
CHANGING ALL OR PART OF PARCELS DESCRIBED IN EXHIBIT
"A", BEING 58 ACRES FROM COMMERCIAL,'INDUSTRIAL AND
PUBLIC USE TO MIXED USE; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL OF ANY
CONFLICTING ORDINANCE; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL OF ANY
CONFLICTING ORDINANCES; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY;
AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.


Interested persons may attend and be heard at the public hearing or provide comments in writing to the City
Commissioners, City of Port St. Joe City Hall, 305 Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida. Transactions of
the public hearing will not be recorded. Persons wishing to appeal any decision made during the hearing will need a
record of the proceeding and should ensure a verbatim record is made, including the testimony on which the appeal
is based.
Any person requiring a special accommodation at this hearing because of a disability or physical impairment
should contact the City Clerk's Office at (850) 229-8261, at least five (5) calendar days prior to the hearing.

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4662S
NOTICE OF
APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

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

Certificate No. 231

Application No. 2009-26

Year of Issuance: 2007

R.E. No. 02400-000R

DescriptonofProperty Lots
3 and 4, Block 1, IDA
GRIFFIN SUBDIVISION, to
the City of Wewahitchka,
Florida; according to the,
Official Plat Book, re-
corded in Plat Book 1,
Page 42-A, in 'the Public
Records at the Office of
the Clerk of Court, Gulf
County, Florida.

Also, Lot 5, Block 1, IDA
GRIFFIN SUBDIVISION, to
the Town of Wewahitchka,
Gulf County, Florida, as
per official plat thereon on
file in Plat Book 1, Page
42A, Public Records of
Gulf County, Florida.

Name in which assessed:
John R. Sharron Estate

All of said property being
in Gulf County, State of
Florida. Unless such certifi-
cate shall be redeemed
according to law, the prop-
erty described in such cer-
tificate will be sold to the
highest bidder in the front
Lobby of the Gulf County
Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G.
Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St.
Joe, Florida at 11:00 AM,
E.T, Wednesday, the 9th
day of December, 2009
Dated this 2nd day of
November, 2009

REBECCA L. NORRIS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT, GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA
BY: Donna L. Ray,
Deputy Clerk
November 5, 12, 19, 26,
2009
4663S
NOTICE OF
APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

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

Certificate No. 72

Application No. 2009-28

Year of Issuance: 2007

R.E. No. 00640-020R

Descriptionof Property Tract
No. 9, Red Bull Is-
land:

COMMENCE at the South-
east Corner of U. S. Gov-
ernment Lot No. 2, in the
Fractional Section 30,
Township 4 South, Range
9 West, in Gulf County,
Florida, thence run North
145.4 feet, along the Lot
Une, thence run North 85
Degrees 05 Minutes West
1,084.7 feet along the
South right of way line of
Red Bull Island Drive,
thence run North 26 De-
grees 28 Minutes West
886.3 feet, along the
Northeast right of way line"
of River Road, to the


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POINT OF BEGINNING,
thence continue to run
North 26 Degrees 28 Min-
utes West 114.65 feet
along the Northeast right
of way line" of said River
Road; thence run South 87
Degrees 11 Minutes East
394.1 feet; thence run
South 02 Degrees 49 Min-
utes West 100.0 feet along
the "West right of way line"
of a graded road; thence
run North 87 Degrees 11
Minutes West 338.05 feet,
to the POINT OF BEGINN-
ING. Containing 0.9 acres,
more or less.

ALSO: Tract No. 10, Red
Bull Island: COMMENCE
at the Southeast Corner of
U. S. Government Lot No.
2, in Fractional Section 30,
Township 4 South, Range
9 West, in Gulf County,
Florida, thence run North
145.4 feet along the lot
line, thence run North 85
Degrees 05 MnutesWest
1,084.7 feet along the
"South right of way line" of
Red Bull Island Drive;
thence run North 26 De-
grees 28 Minutes West,
1,000.95 feet along the
"Northeast east right of
way line" of River Road, to
the POINT OF BEGINN-
ING, thence continue to
run North 26 Degrees 28
Minutes West 114.65 feet,
along the "Northeast right
of way line" of said River
Road; thence run South 87
Degrees 11 Minutes East
450.4 feet; thence run
South 02 Degrees 49 Min-
utes West 100.0 feet along
the'West Night of way line"
of a graded road; thence
run North 87 Degrees 11
Minutes West 394.1 feet, to
the POINT OF BEGINN-
ING. Containing 1 acre,
more or less.

Name in which assessed:
Kathryn G. Rigdon and
Stephen W. Rigdon, De-
ceased

All of said property being
in Gulf County, State of
Florida. Unless such certifi-
cate shall be redeemed
according to law, the prop-
erty described in such cer-
tificate will be sold to the
highest bidder in the front
Lobby of the Gulf County
Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G.
Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St.
Joe, Florida at 11:00 AM,
E.T, Wednesday, the 9th
day of December, 2009
Dated this 2nd day of
November, 2009

REBECCA L. NORRIS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT, GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA
BY: Donna L. Ray,
Deputy Clerk
November 5, 12, 19, 26,
2009
4673S
NOTICE OF
ADMINISTRATIVE
ACTION

STATE OF FLORIDA
OFFICE OF FINANCIAL
REGULATION

IN RE: TIMOTHY R.
KERIGAN, a licensed Flor-
ida mortgage broker Ad-
ministrative Proceeding
Number 2571-F-9/09

NOTICE.OF ADMINISTRA-
TIVE ACTION, PURSUANT
TO S. 120.60(5), F.S., TO:
TIMOTHY R. KERIGAN
(MB0854505)

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that
an Administrative Com-
plaint has been filed
against you, and you are
required to serve a copy of
your written defenses, if
any, to Petitioner's Attor-
ney, Clyde Caillouet, Of-
fice of Financial Regula-
tion, 4900 Bayou Boule-
vard, Suite 103, Pensa-
cola, Florida 32503 on or
before December 18, 2009
and file the original with
Mary Howell, Clerk, Office
of Financial Regulation,
The Fletcher Building,
Suite 526, 200 East Gaines
Street, Tallahassee, FL
32399-0350, either before
service on Petitioner's At-
torney or immediately
thereafter, otherwise a de-
fault will be entered
against you for the relief
demanded in the Com-
plaint.
November 5, 12, 19, 26,
2009
4781S
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA


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GENERAL JURISDICTION
DIVISION

U.S. BANK NATIONAL AS-
SOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE
FOR CERTIFI-
CATEHOLDERS OF BEAR
STEARNS ASSET
BACKED SECURITIES I
LLC, ASSET-BACKED
CERTIFICATES, SERIES
2005-AC4
PLAINTIFF

VS

BLAISE PROVITOLA; UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF
BLAISE PROVITOLA IF
ANY; ANY AND ALL UN-
KNOWN PARTIES CLAIM-
ING BY, THROUGH, UN-
DER, AND AGAINST THE
HEREIN NAMED INDIVID-
UAL DEFENDANTS) WHO
ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE
DEAD OR ALIVE,
WHETHER SAID UN-
KNOWN PARTIES MAY
CLAIM AN INTEREST AS
SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVI-
SEES, GRANTEES OR
OTHER CLAIMANTS; CAP-
ITAL CITY BANK; JOHN
DOE AND JANE DOE AS
UNKNOWN TENANTS IN
POSSESSION
DEFENDANTS)

CASE NO.:
23-2008-CA-000082

NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to a Sum-
mary Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated Novem-
ber 2, 2009 entered in Civil
Case No. '.23-2008-CA-
000082 of the Circuit Court
of the 14th Judicial Circuit
in' and for GULF County,
PORT ST. JOE, Florida, I
will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash at IN
THE FROM LOBBY OF
THE COURTHOUSE at the
GULF County Courthouse
located at 1000 CECIL
COSTIN BLVD ROOM 148
in PORT ST JOE, Florida,
at 11:00 a.m. on the 17th
day of December, 2009
the following described
property as set forth in
said Summary Final Judg-
ment, to-wit:

LOT 13, BLOCK Q OF IN-
DIAN PASS BEACH, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 1,
PAGE(S) 48, OF THE PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF GULF
COUNTY FLORIDA

Any person claiming an in-
terest in the surplus from
the sale, if any, other than
the property owner as of
the date of the lis pend-
ens, must file a claim
within 60 days after the
sale.

Dated this 3rd day of No-
vember, 2009

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

IN ACCORDANCE WITH
THE AMERICANS WITH
DISABILITIES ACT, per-
sons with disabilities need-
ing a special accommoda-
tion should contact
COURT ADMINISTRA-
TION, at the GULF County
Courthouse at
1-800-955-8771 (TDD) or
1-800-955-8770, via Florida
Relay Service.

THE LAW OFFICE OF DA-
VID J. STERN, PA.,
Attorney for Plaintiff
900 South Pine Island
Road Suite 400
Plantation, FL 33324-3920
(954)233-8000
08-40058
November 19, 26, 2009
4839S
JOB NOTICE

The Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners is
accepting applications for
TDC Executive Director.
Position is responsible for
overall administration of all
functions of the Tourist De-
velopment Council, includ-
ing operations, marketing
and those functions per-
formed through the Gulf
County Tourist Develop-
ment Council. These re-
sponsibilities include, but
are not limited to: staffing;
preparation of proposed
budgets for approval by
the TDC; acting as the
TDC's spokesperson; TDC
before the Board of
County Commissioners;


1100
working with local, national
and international, profes-
sional and volunteer or-
ganizations and commit-
tees whose work and pur-
poses affect the mission of
the TDC; and serving as
the contract monitor or
representative for con-
tracts administered by the
TDC.

This is a full-time, fully
benefited position. Appli-
cations and a complete
job description are availa-
ble in our Human Re-
sources Office (1000 Cecil
G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port
St. Joe, Robert Moore Ad-
min Building, Room 301),
or at www.gulfcounty-fl.
gov. Pay range is TBD
based on experience.

Applications will be ac-
cepted until 5:00 p.m., E.T
on December 7, 2009 at
the Gulf County Human
Resources Office. For
more information, please
contact Human Resources
Director Denise Manuel at
(850) 229-5335.

Gulf County enforces a
Drug-Free Workplace Pol-
icy and is an Equal Oppor-
tunity/ Affirmative Action
Employer.

Nathan Peters, Jr.,
Chairman

Attest: Rebecca L. Norris,
Clerk
November 19, 26,
December 3,2009
4840S
NOTICE TO
RECEIVE SEALED BIDS

BID #0910-04
The Gulf County Tourist
Development Council
seeks a qualified agency
or firm to coordinate and
lead efforts to initiate and
expand Gulf County's mar-
keting reach and tourism
promotion. The selected
agency or firm will develop
and implement a compre-
hensive strategic media,
advertising, marketing and
promotional plan for Gulf
County with the objectives
of increasing awareness,
media exposure, visitation,
and tourism revenues for
Gulf County. The Proposal
should describe the man-
ner in which the Proposer
proposes to accomplish
each of the components of
the Gulf County Tourism
Marketing Program de-
scribed below and the cost
of implementation of the
Program, including the
cost of Proposer's man-
agement and coordination
services this total shall not
exceed a budget of
$115,000.00. The Proposal
should also describe the
objectives, strategies, tac-
tics and measurements of
success for the Gulf
County Tourism Marketing
Program.

Please indicate on the en-
velope YOUR COMPANY
NAME, that this is a
SEALED BID, and include
the BIp NUMBER.

Bids will be received until
4:30 p.m., E.T, on Friday,
December 4, 2009, at the
Gulf County Clerk's Office,
Gulf County Courthouse,
1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr.
Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida
32456. Bids will be opened
at this same location on
Monday, December 7,
2009, at 10:00a.m., E.T

The Board of County Com-
missioners reserves the
right to waive informalities
in any bid, to accept
and/or reject any or'all
bids, and to accept the bid
that in their judgment will
be in the best interest of
Gulf County.

If you have any questions,
please contact Paula Pick-
ett at (850) 229-7800.
November 19, 26, 2009
4841S
NOTICE TO
RECEIVE SEALED BIDS

BID #0910-03
The Gulf County Tourist
Development Council
(GCTDC), Gulf County's
tourism marketing organi-
zation, is seeking propos-
als from firms experienced
in public/media relations to
plan and implement a Fa-
miliarization (FAM) Pro-
gram that will further de-
fine and enhance the
unique positioning of Gulf
County, Florida and to use


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that positioning to appro-
priately and strategically
market Gulf County to visi-
tors who share our values.

Please indicate on the en-
velope YOUR COMPANY
NAME, that this is a
SEALED BID, and include
the BID NUMBER.

Bids will be received until
4:30 p.m., E.T, on Friday,
December 4, 2009, at the
Gulf County Clerk's Office,
Gulf County Courthouse,
1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr.
Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida
32456. Bids will be opened
at this same location on
Monday, December 7,
2009, at 10:00 a.m., E.T.

The Board of County Com-
missioners reserves the
right to waive informalities
in any bid, to accept
and/or reject any or all
bids, and to accept the bid
that in their judgment will
be in the best interest of
Gulf County.

If you have any questions,
please call Paula Pickett at
(850) 229-7800.
November 19, 26, 2009
4842S
NOTICE TO
RECEIVE SEALED BIDS

BID #0910-05
The Gulf County Tourist
Development Council will
receive bids from any per-
son, company or corpora-
tion interested in providing
the following:

Printing of the Gulf County
Visitor Guide

48 plus cover total 52 page
visitor guides
Page size 8.5 x 11.0
Cover: 80 lb. gloss
Text: 80 lb. matte book
Ink: 4/4 process inks
'nr.j,n,.':r.ui, plus UV on
outside cover with bleeds
Bindery/Finishing: saddle
stitch 11" side versus per-
fect bind 11" side.
Quantity: 25,000
50,000
75,000

Please indicate on the en-
velope YOUR COMPANY
NAME, that this is a
SEALED BID and include
the BID NUMBER.

Proposals must contain a
detailed printing timeline
and cost estimates and
must be turned in to the
Gulf County Clerk's Office
at 1000 Cecil G. Costin,
Sr., Blvd, Room 148, Port
St. Joe, Florida, 32456, by
4:30 p.m., E.T, on Friday,
December 4, 2009. Bids
will be opened at this loca-
tion on Monday, Decem-
ber 7, 2009, at 10:00 a.m.,
E.T
November 19,26, 2009
4847S
IN THE FOURTEENTH JU-
DICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
FOR GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA

SUPERIOR BANK,
Plaintiff,

vs.

ARTHUR R. PIERCE,
JOHN M. JOHNSON, and
CONNIE L. JOHNSON,
Defendants.

NOTICE OF SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to a Sum-
mary Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated Novem-
ber 9, 2009, and entered in
Civil Action No. 08-449-CA
of the Circuit Court of the
Fourteenth Judicial Circuit
in and for Gulf County,
Florida, wherein the parties
were the plaintiff, SUPE-
RIOR BANK, and the de-
fendants, ARTHUR R.
PIERCE, JOHN M. JOHN-
SON and CONNIE L.
JOHNSON, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder,
for cash, at 11:00 a.m.
(Eastern Time) on the 17th
day of December, 2009, at
the front door of the Gulf
County Courthouse, Port
St. Joe, Florida, the
following-described real
property as set forth in
said Final Judgment of
Foreclosure:

BEGIN AT A FOUND ONE
HALF INCH IRON ROD
AND CAP NO. 1782
MARKING THE MOST
NORTHERLY CORNER OF
LOT 30 OF SAN BLAS ES-
TATES SUBDIVISION AS
PER OFFICIAL PLAT RE-


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CORDED IN PLAT BOOK
3, PAGES 20, 21 AND 22,
PUBLIC RECORDS OF
GULF COUNTY FLORIDA
(IRON ROD ALSO BEING
ON THE SOUTHWEST-
ERLY RIGHT OF WAY
LINE OF STATE ROAD
NO. 30-E, 100 FOOT
RIGHT OF WAY); THENCE
SOUTH 19"46'47" EAST
ALONG SAID SOUTH-
WESTERLY RIGHT OF
UNE FOR 10.00 FEET TO
THE POINT OF BEGINN-
ING; FROM SAID POINT
OF BEGINNING CON-
TINUE SOUTH 1946'47"
EAST ALONG SAID RIGHT
OF WAY UNE FOR 10.00
FEET; THENCE LEAVING
SAID SOUTHWESTERLY
RIGHT OF WAY LINE RUN
SOUTH 7017'47" WEST
FOR 179.10 FEET;
THENCE SOUTH 1946'47"
EAST FOR 80.24 FEET;
THENCE SOUTH 70"18'07"
WEST FOR 321.36 FEET
TO THE MEAN HIGH
WATER LINE OF THE
GULF OF MEXICO LO-
CATED AT ELEVATION
0.99 NGVD 29 ON OC-
TOBER 10, 2003; THENCE
NORTH 29"19'57" WEST
ALONG SAID MEAN HIGH
WATER LINE FOR 50.72
FEET; THENCE LEAVING
SAID MEAN HIGH WATER
LINE RUN NORTH
7018'07" EAST FOR
319.76 FEET; THENCE
NORTH 19"46'47" WEST
FOR 40.24 FEET; THENCE
NORTH 70017'47" EAST
FOR 189.11 FEET TO THE
BEGINNING; THE NORTH
2.50 FEET SUBJECT TO A
5 FOOT PEDESTRIAN
BEACH ACCESS.

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

DATED this 10th day of
November, 2009.

HON. REBECCA
L. NORRIS
CLERK OF COURT
By: Jasmine Hysmith
Clerk/Deputy Clerk
November 19,26, 2009
4852S
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
GULF COUNTY FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION

LASSALLE BANK NA-
TIONAL ASSOCIATION,
AS TRUSTEE FOR CER-
TIFICATEHOLDERS OF
BEAR STEARNS ASSET
BACKED SECURITIES I
LLC, ASSET-BACKED
CERTIFICATES, SERIES
2006-HE10,
Plaintiff,

vs

BILLY C. MARTIN; VERNIE
R. MARTIN; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF DEREK
QUICK; JOHN DOE; JANE
DOE AS UNKNOWN
TENANTS) IN POSSES-
SION OF THE SUBJECT
PROPERTY,
Defendants.

CASE NO.:
23-2008-CA-000108

NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to a Final
Judgment of Foreclosure
dated the 9 day of Novem-
ber, 2009, and entered in
Case No. 23-2008-CA-
000108, of the Circuit
Court of the 14TH Judicial
Circuit in and for Gulf
County, Florida, wherein
LASALLE BANK NA-
TIONAL ASSOCIATION,
AS TRUSTEE FOR CER-
TIFICATEHOLDERS OF
BEAR STEARNS ASSET
BACKED SECURITIES I
LLC, ASSET-BACKED
CERTIFICATES, SERIES
2006-HE10 is the Plaintiff
and BILLY C. MARTIN;
VERNIE R. MARTIN; UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF
DEREK QUICK; JOHN
DOE; JANE DOE AS UN-
KNOWN TENANTS) IN
POSSESSION OF THE
SUBJECT PROPERTY are
defendants. I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for
cash at the FRONT LOBBY
OF COURTHOUSE at the
Gulf County Courthouse in
Port St. Joe, Florida, at
11:00 a.m. on the 17 day
of December, 2009, the
following described prop-
erty as set forth in said Fi-
nal Judgment. to wit:


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LOT FOURTEEN (14),
BLOCK ONE THOUSAND
TWENTY-FOUR (1024),
UNIT NUMBER THREE (3),
OF THE MILLVIEW ADDI-
TION TO THE CITY OF
PORT ST JOE, FLORIDA
ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT T HEREOF RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK
2, PAGE 53 OF THE PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF GULF
COUNTY, FLORIDA.

ANY PERSON CLAIMING
AN INTEREST NI THE
SURPLUS FROM THE
SALE, IF ANY, OTHER
THAN THE PROPERTY
OWNER SA 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 accommoda-
tion to participate in this
proceeding should contact
the ADA Coordinator at
1000 5th Street, Port St.
Joe, FL 32456 or Tele-
phone (850)229-6113 prior
to such proceeding.

Dated this 10th day of No-
vember, 2009.

Rebecca Norris
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
By: Jasmine Hysmith

Submitted by:
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
08-04539
November 19, 26, 2009
4857S
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA

CAPITAL CITY BANK,
Plaintiff,

VS.

DWAYNE THOMPSON
and UNKNOWN
TENANTSS,
Defendants.

CASE NO. 09-153-CA

NOTICE OF SALE PUR-
SUANT TO CHAPTER 45

NOTICE is given pursuant
to a Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated August
10, 2009, and an Order
Reopening Case And Re-
scheduling Foreclosure
Sale entered in Case No.
09-000153-CA, of the Cir-
cuit Court of the Four-
teenth Judicial Circuit, in
and for Gulf County, Flor-
ida, in which CAPITAL
CITY BANK is the Plaintiff
and DWAYNE THOMP-
SON and UNKNOWN
TENANT(S), are the De-
fendants, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for
cash at the front door of
the Gulf County Court-
house in Port St. Joe, Gulf
County, Florida at 11:00
a.m. on January 7, 2010,
the property set forth in the
Final Judgment of Foreclo-
sure and more particularly
described as follows:

Parcel B of K&T
Construction-Minor Re-
plat-2004:

Commence at the North-
west corner of the South-
west Quarter of the South-
west Quarter of Section
13, Township 5 South,
Range 11 West, Gulf
County, Florida; thence
run South along the West-
erly boundary line of the
Southwest Quarter of the
Southwest Quarter of said
Section 13 for a distance
of 25.00 feet to a rod and
cap; thence continue
along said boundary line
South 01 degrees 36 min-
utes 45 seconds West
162.55 feet to a rod and
cap for the POINT OF BE-
GINNING; thence from
said POINT OF BEGINN-
ING run North 88 degrees
47 minutes 50 seconds
East 321.71 feet to a rod
and cap lying on the West-
erly right of way of J.C.
Daniels Road; thence run
along said right of way
South 161.36 feet to a rod
and cap; thence leaving


1100
said right of way run South
88 degrees 09 minutes 43
seconds West 317.16 feet
to a rod and cap lying on
the Westerly boundary line
of the Southwest Quarter
of the Southwest Quarter
of said Section 13; thence
run along said boundary
line North 01 degrees 36
minutes 45 seconds West
162.55 feet to a rod and
cap for the POINT OF BE-
GINNING, containing
1.196 acres, more or less.

DATED: November 10,
2009.

REBECCA L. NORRIS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
BY: Jasmine Hysmith
Deputy Clerk

Garvin B. Bowden, Esq.,
Gardner, Bist, Wiener,
Wadsworth & Bowden,
RA.
1300 Thomaswood Drive
Talahassee, Fboida 32308
November 26, December
3,2009
4863S
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT,
FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF THE STATE
OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
GULF COUNTY

THOMASVILLE NATIONAL
BANK,
Plaintiff,

vs

RICHARD E. PARVEY IN-
DIAN SUMMER HOME-
OWNERS ASSOCIATION,
INC., UNITED STATES OF
AMERICA and COASTAL
COMMUNITY BANK,
Defendants.

CASE NO 08-478CA

NOTICE OF SALE

NOTICE is hereby given
pursuant to an Order on
Plaintiff's Motion for Sum-
mary Final Judgment of
Foreclosure entered on
October 5, 2009 and
amended by order entered
on November 12, 2009 in
Case No. 08-478CA of the
Circuit Court of the Four-
teenth Judicial Circuit in
and for Gulf County, Flor-
ida wherein THOMAS-
VILLE NATIONAL BANK is
the Plaintiff and RICHARD
E. PARVEY, INDIAN SUM-
MER HOMEOWNERS AS-
SOCIATION, INC., UNITED
STATES OF AMERICA and
COASTAL COMMUNITY
BANK are defendants, I
will sell to the highest bid-
der for cash in the front
lobby of the Gulf County
Courthouse at 11:00 a.m.
on the 14 day of January,
2010 the following de-
scribed property situated
in Gulf County, Florida,
and set forth in the Order
on Plaintiff's Motion for
Summary Final Judgment
of Foreclosure, to-wit:

Lot 7 of INDIAN SUMMER,
as per plat recorded in Plat
Book 3, Page 41, in the
public records of Gulf
County, Florida.

In accordance with the
Americans With Disabilities
Act, persons needing a
special accommodation to
participate in this proceed-
ing should contact the
Court Administrator's Of-
fice no later than seven (7)
days prior to the proceed-
ing at the Bay County
Courthouse Annex 301
McKenzie Avenue, Pan-
ama City, FL 32401; tele-
phone no. (850) 747-5370.

Any person claiming an in-
terest in the surplus from
the sale, if any, other than
the property owner as of
the date of the lis pendens
must file a claim within 60
days after the sale.

WITNESS my hand and
the official seal of this Hon-
orable Court, on this the
13th day of November,
2009.

REBECCA L. NORRIS
Clerk of the Circuit Court,
Gulf County
By. Jasmine Hysmith
November 26,
December 3, 2009
4869S
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
THE STATE OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR GULF
COUNTY

WACHOVIA BANK, NA-
TIONAL ASSOCIATION,


S 1100
Plaintiff,

vs.

MICHAEL G. DISNEY; et
al.'
Defendants.

CIRCUIT CIVIL CASE NO.
23-2009-CA-000345

NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to a Sum-
mary Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated Novem-
ber 9, 2009, and entered in
Case No. 23-2009-
CA-000345 of the Circuit
Court for Walton County,
Florida, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for
cash at the Front Door of
the Gulf County Court-
house, 1000 Cecil G.
Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St.
Joe, FL 32456, on the 17
day of December, 2009, at
11:00 a.m. (Eastern) the
following described prop-
erty as set fofth in said
Summary Final Judgment:

Lot 59 of WINDMARK
BEACH, according to the
Plat thereof as recorded in
Plat Book 4, Page(s) 1
through 5, of the Public
Records of Gulf County,
Florida.

TOGETHER WITH all the
improvements now or
hereafter erected on the
property, and all ease-
ments, rights, appurte-
nances, rents, royalties,
mineral, oil and gas rights
and profits, water rights
and stock and all fixtures
now or hereafter attached
to the property.

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

WITNESS my hand and
the seal of this Court on
November 10,2009.

In accordance with the
Americans with Disabilities
Act, persons with disabili-
ties needing a special ac-
commodation to partici-
pate in this proceeding
should contact the individ-
ual or agency sending this
notice no later than seven
(7) days prior to the pro-
ceeding. If hearing im-
paired, (TDD) 1-800-955-
8771, or Voice (V)
1-800-955-8770, via Rorida
Relay Service.

REBECCA L. NORRIS
Clerk of the Circuit and
County Court
By: Jasmine Hysmith
Deputy Clerk

Invoice to: Gerald D. Da-
vis, Esquire
Trenam, Kemker
Post Office Box 3542
St. Petersburg, FL
33731-3542
(727)896-7171
November 26, December.
3, 2009
4876S
NOTICE OF FORECLO-
SURE SALE BY CLERK
OF CIRCUIT COURT

Notice is hereby given that
the undersigned, BECKY
NORRIS, Clerk of the Cir-
cuit Court of Gulf County,
Florida, will on December
17th, 2009, at 10:00 a.m.
CST or 11:00 a.m. EST at
the front steps of the Gulf
County Courthouse, in the
city of Port St. Joe, Florida
offer for sale, and sell at
public outcry to the high-
est and best bidder, the
following described real
and personal property situ-
ated in Gulf County, Flor-
ida:

Real Property
Lot 61, Windmark Beach,
according to the Plat
thereof recorded in Plat
Book 4, Pages 1 through
5, inclusive, of the public
records of Gulf County,
Florida.

Personal Property
All rights, easements, ap-
purtenances, royalties,
mineral rights, oil and gas
rights, all water and ripar-
ian rights, ditches, and
water stock and all existing
and future improvements,
structures, fixtures, and re-









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placements that may now, In accordance with the Baby Sitter's Gulfaire
or at any time in the future, American with Disabilities 8771Education/Instructor Needed for family on Executive Modular 2004 Home, Ex-
described above special accommodation to December3, 2009 vacation, for the summer garage, deck, fenced yd, cellent condition 2br, 2ba,
described abovcia acco ti t December 3, 2009 Lead Early Must be 18 or over. 3 b, 1 ba, 1307 Marvin Ave pool, tennis court, private All appliance, ceiling
pursuanttoithe FinalJudg- ingsould cnt act prceduf Literacy Teacher 904-2061200 REAL ESTATE FOR RENT $700 month remodeled beach, pets okay, $925 ans, custom deck,New
ment of Foreclosure in a County Courthouse Nemours Bright Start! Medical/Healthing application please 850-39-2690 or years. You move it.
Reading Readiness Medical/He 6100 Business/ call 850-227-1795 832-9702years. You move it.
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Florida Default Law Group, PortSt. Joe, FL. are er na 120 Beach Rentals 3 br 2 ba, 1 block from
BANK OF BONIFAY, PL. need Experienced Care 6130-Condo/Townhouse beach. 101 Nautilus St.
Plaintiff, PO. Box 25018 Nemours BrightStart! giver/CNA PT Send re- 6140 House Rentals Beach. Lrg fncd y
Tampa, Florida creates innovative pro- sume to: 6150 Roommate Wanted JoeBeach cdyard, Gulfaire
vs T ,Florida Angela Butler Show will grams to support early drafferty@careminders.com 6160 Rooms for Rent $1100Cmo. + dep. Avail.
vs 33622-5018 air on channel5.All inter- identification and treat or call anytime (850) 6170- Mobile Home/Lot Jan 1st, Call Cheryl 850- Executive 3 br, 2 ba,lst
F09097125 air on channel 5. All inter- idenication and treat- or call anytime -Out-of-Town Rentals 340-0748 mo free W&D, garage,
MARK A. CRANE, M- November26 ested guests who wish ot ment for young children 248-2273 or fax 248-2275. 190 Timeshare Rentals deck, fenced yd, pool, ten-
CHAEL S. HENDER- December3,2009 promote themselves or at risk for reading fail- Medical/Health 6200 Vacation Rentals nis court, private beach,
SHOTT, BRUCE G. KEDR-U Deeme3business through this ure. We areseeking an pets okay, $925 mo.
4899S show, including singing Early Literacy Teacher 83 850639269 or 832-9702
COMMNITY ASSOCIA- PUBLIC NOTICE groups & comedians. Lead with a career focus erinary
TION, INC, OPlease 1-850-415-5625 in reading disorders to Technician 6100 3 br, 2 ba, Nice Brick House For Rent, in St. CREATIONA
I The Port St. Joe Port Au- Air's Fri & Sat 11:30-12 be- join our team. Local veterinary clinic Downtown Home with FoP big yard, Je Beach, 3 br, 2 ba,&
Defendants, ttority will hold its regular ginning Nov.27th, 2009 seeks full time technician, nice neighborhood, 2 blks large yard, Call Gene at 1085-83a-9342.Crs
and the docket number of monthly meetings at the This grant position will Professional, animal, medi- Prt St Joe off St. Joe Bch. $975 mo 8508309342 8120 Sports Utility Vehicles
which is 2009 CA 000365. offices of Rish, Gibson & a-. ,'-e,, ,,ble for the cal or scientific work expe- Office Space for Lease. Call 850-647-8100 Port St. Joe, 4 br, 2 ba 8130- Trucks
Scholz, PA., 116 Sailors e ,. ,-, .r, ,:.fthe Bright- rience preferred. Must be Approx 200 sf, on 3rd house, fenced yard, no in- 814- mercia l
Any person claiming an in- Coe D Pt S. J, ram into Gulf able to work well with cus- Street between Reid & 1404 Long Ave. Cute Bun- side pets, $675 month, call 81s0-Motorcycles
terest in the surplus from Florida at 9:00 am t: ,ou will support tomers, patients, & Hwy 98. Super location for galow, 3 Br, 2 ba, newly re- 850-227-4991 8170 Auto Parts
the sale, if any, other than on the followng:rs in the im- coworkers. Must be flexi- small business. (918) furbished, laundry rm w/d. Residence or Office, St 821 Boats
the property owner as of dates: ,T ln of the cur- ble with schedule. Co- 292-8020 or 227-5747 $700 if tenant does lawn, Joe Beach, 2 br, 2 ba 8220 Personal Watercraft
the date ofthe i s i Decembe 9 minister edu- petitive salary & benefits. For lease or rent 4500sf $750 if owner does lawn, house with gulf view, $675 8230 Sailboats
the date of the lis pendens Wednesday, December 9, For leaseor rent -ening0in Caease50l76854-67-830+ 317Water-St.A921ac82cla-Callt8&-766ine
must file a claim with the 2009 ..reening in- Please call 850-670-8306 317 Water Apalachicola 850764601 mo + dep, 850647-9214 8240- Boat & Marine
clerk of the court within 60 struments lor early lit- for interview appointment oaSupplies
days afer the sale. Wednesday, January 13, y sue area (no walk ins please) on the River. Boat slips825-Ba Slips&Docks
days after the sale. Wednesday, January 13, eracy issues within area (no walk ins please). available for rent. Call For Lease, 3 br, 2 b 8245- Boat Slips & Docks
d2010 schools and day care Arcrat/Avaton
In accordance with the Wednesday, February 10, 2100centers anPed conduct i Pets Gwen850-653-6279 32 Ad Vehicles
In accordance with the2010 2110- Pels: Free to centers and conduct in- __br, 2 be Duplex furnished. 6170 8330- Campers & Trailers
AMERICANS Wednsda, March 10 Good Home tervention sessions wthGulf view/Beach. Leave 2 br, 1 ba MH for rent or 8340- Motorhomes
BILITIES ACT, persons 2 y Marc 10 2120 Pet Supplies children. You will also message 229-886-1872 sale. 9134 Tulip Ave, Bea-
needing a special accom-2010 2130- Farm Animals/ travel to multiple sites Sales A e _____con Hill. Please call
modation to participate in Wednesday, May 12, 2010 2140Suppliestock and assist with parent 850-227-1804
this proceeding should Wednesday, May 12June9,2010 Wanted and professional train- Sales Agent Efficiency Rooms. Weekly
Michael J. Scho- Wednesday, June 9, 2010 Wanted
contact Michael J. Scho- WednesdayJuly14,2010 2150 Pet Memorials ing on early literacy Searching for exp. Real or monthly rentals Down- 8110
field, Esquire at Clark, Wednesday, August 11, issues in Gulf County, Estate Agent to workfor an town PSJ on Reid Ave.
Partington, Post Office Box 2010 as well as participate in established Real Estate Of- Call Pat @ 850-227-5747 Palm Blvd. Home Chevy Monte Carlo, 2002,
13010, Pensacola, Florida Wednesday, Setember 8, grant-related program fice in Mexico beach call for Rent total Price $6,900 0% Inter-
32591-3010 or (850) 2010 evaluatiSeptember 8, on. for interview 85048-5777 For Rent Duplex est, Daylight Auto Financ-
434-9200 not later than Wednesday,October 13 web Id #34063950 2 Bedroom, 1 1/2 Bath, Oue street, private home ing 2816 Hwy 98 West
seven days prior to the 2010 Companion dogs, adult Bachelor's degree in El- wl br, 2 ba, 2,000 + sq 2151769 9am to 9pm.
2010 Companion dogs, adult Large Kitchen & Family ft. f living spacelarge
sale to ensure that reason- Wednesday November AKC rottweilers, protect ementary Educatin or Sales/Bus. Development Room, Elevator, Swimm- front fami ace, eco
availableWednesday, December 8,8272701/3401395 years recent experience Sales Position TV., Ice Machine, Laundry large bright washroom, 7100- HomesPric $
WITNESS my hand and 2010 with young children are Port St. Joe Star Room Fully Furnished, in- fenced in backyard, front 7105- Open house
an d required. cludes Elec Power & porch & large shade trees, 7110 Beach Home/ terest, Daylight Auto Fi-
IWater, garbage picku T porch are shoor s, Property nancing 2816 Hwy 98 W.
rale o this All who wish may attend Flrida freedom News- Water, garbage close to area Commeral 215-1769 9am to 9pm

ECKY NRRIS If any person decides sales executive for the ass Raw Bar on left rental available at $900 per 7150- Lots and Acreage
Clerk of the Circuit Court appeal any decision made Nem ours. Retail Advertising D 850-227-6683 month, with $900 7160 Mobile Homes/Lots
By: Jasmine Hysmith considered aspect to any matte ting, rtent and the Port Port St Joe, 2 bd, CH&A security/damage deposit. 7180 Investment
November 26, December heor she will need a ec sess a strong sales apti- $50. W/ Upstairs ngApt. Services at (850)229-2706 7190 Out-of-Town
ord of the proceedings ERCHANDISE tude, excellent sales pets. W/D Upstairs Apt. for more information & a Real Estate Chevy Blazer 1998 Total
and, for such purpose, he 850-899-0149.
and, for such purpose, he IT/Software Dev. and customer service tour of this well kept home. 720- Timeshare Price $4,500 0% interest,
4884S or she may need to ensure 3100 -Antiques skills and have basic Daylight Auto Financing
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT that a verbatim record of 3110 -Appliances computer knowledge 2816 Hwy 98 W. 215-1769
3120- Arts & Crafts Web computer knowledge, 2816 Hwy 98 W. 215-1769
OF THE FOURTEENTH the proceedihgs is made, 3130 Auctions this could be the job for 9am to 9pm.
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND which records includes the 3140 Baby Items Developer you. We will train you in 6130
FOR GULF COUNTY, testimony and evidence 350- Building Supplies newspaper advertising 2 br, 2 ba, 1200sf Twnhm,
FLORIDA upon which the appeal is 3160 Business sales. This position Carrabelle, large deck Dodge Durango 2002, To-
CIVIL ACTION to be based. Equipment Florida Freedom is handles inside sales $650 mo. $650 dep. tel Price $6,900 0% Inter-
November 26, 2009 3170 Collectiblers looking for a Web and assists the field Available 08/01/09 Call for est, 2816 Hwy 98 W. Day-
SUNRUST BANK, N.A., 4900 3190- Electronics sales associate. We of- an appt. 850-562-4996. light Auto Financing
Plaintiff, IN THE CIRCUIT COURT 3200 Firewood position is respon- fer a strong commission 215-1769 9am to 9pm.
CE TOHE B ERICT3210 Free Pass it On sible to design and lan andr e that 447Hwy 98,2 Watemark Way
VS. OF THE FOURTEENTH 3220 Furniture develop websites will lead you to become St. Joe Beach
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF 3230- Garage/Yard Sales a n d
DIVERSIFIED EXECUTIVE FLORIDA, IN AND FOR 3240-Guns database-powered a successful sales 4473 Hwy 98,209 Watermark Way
GULF COUNTY 3250 Good Things to Eat web applications for leader on our team. Long Ave. Home Beachfront Furnished 2BR/2.5BA $1500
CRDefendant(s). al, CIVILDIVISION 3260 Health & Fitness Freedom properties for Rent4480 Hwy 98, 206 Watermark Way8130
Defendant C L 3270 Jewelry/Clothing istion ont Gulf view/beach access 2BR/1.5BA $950
OANK OF AMERCA, N.A. 3280 Machinery/ and external clients, works at The Star Spacious & private home, 2 aterar a he S 1999,
CASGE KKNO.:HR Equipment and maintain exist- office in Port St. Joe. 3br, 2 be Large fenced in 0 Beach access 1B 1BA $W0 Doge Rae 19 990,
23-2009-CA-W539 Plaintiff 3290 Medical Equipment ing websites and ap- y rt r ha Gulf view/beach access 2BR1.5BA $950 Total Price $6900 0% In-
3300- Miscellaneous plications. yard, front porch, hard-
DIVISION: vs 3300 Muiselaous plications. Florida Freedom offers wood floors, 3 blocks to 4474MHwy 98,210 Watermark Way terest, Daylight Auto Fi-
NOTICE OF ACTION 20 Plants & Shrubs duties include: pro a competitive benefit areashopping, downtown, Gulf view/beach access 2BRItt1 A $950 nancing 2816 Hwy 98 W.
KENNEH B T supplies t s package including med- new hospital site & St. 4476 Hwy 98, 212 Watermark Way 215-17699am to9pm.
Restaurant/Hotel viding support on icaldental,vision,and Joseph's Bay. Monthly Gulf viewbeach access 2BR/1.BA $1950
TO: PAULDAGNESPAUL : UNKNOWN SPOUSERr3340 Sporting Goods website issues to life insurance, 401(k) rental available at $750, #2 155 Beach Street
DAGNESE O KENNETH. BURKHART; Family Yd s, Ery members as ne planvacationandsick per month w/ $750 Beach access 1BR/1BA $600 Dodge Ram 1998 1500, X
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF m a leave, and six paid holi- security/damage dep. Call 7127 Hwy 98, Guff Point #4 cab. Total Price $4,900 0%
Co CRESTVIEW LLC sary; providing sup- days per year. Gulf Coast Property Ser- -GulfViewInterest, Daylight Auto Fi-
C/O CRESTVIEW LLC CARL BURKHART, and port to customers on-Gulnancing 2816 Hwy 98 W.
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DULUTH A DRE 0AUN R cribs, toys, sleeper sofa Candidates are hired more information & a tour ee it C Beach 215-1769 9am to 9pm.
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KNOWN Case No: technical assistance checkand drug screen. 307 Hwy 98, #302, on Canal
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FEET; THENCE SOUTH 73 first date of publication, gauge pump shot gun col- ida Freedom offers message'from the FTC 229*o00RIOf S a e

FEET TO THE POINT ON of this Court either before with bushel scope, $375. medical, dental, vi- Department +/-100sf tenah i mp rovements negotiabless $1350/m gross
BEGINNING. Port St. Joe, Floraintiff's at- 850-247-9135 sion, life workplace 325411 Reid Avenue
NE TE G E torney or immediately long-term disability +/-4500sf- shell space; corner location $2500/mo gross
CTHENCE ALNt y f othe reafter; otherwise, a de- insurance paid hell- 309 Reid Avenue












disability who needs anyI 4100 |---3000sf-former day school with outdoor play area;
Sa e r W accommodation in ordered days, vacation and6000sf renov recent interior upgrade; $2250/mo mod. grosse
days after the first public ceed-nis ru are entltled, Coms Won eo +/100s-finish R e i retail space; $1750 drae gross














tion if any, on Florida De- at o cost to you, to the e We Nsc Dl v er 4 i) 750sf-22,500sf PSJ Commerce Park, flex space, $5.25psf NNN (incl.
DEGREESfault Law GroMINUTpES 17 P vision of cer tain assis- FoodServices/Hospitalny iece nf1 n 2 watersewer)







S NfS to s t. o LineCooks& sNo experiencedDrrsI- Suite ; finished offispa ce space; Cosin Airport; $7 psf plus utilitiesea with two
SECONDS WEST, DeN.ov emb er Send resumes to: office suites and filing/storage room; $1000/mo N NN







FEaddress is 9119 Corporate 5th Street Port St Joe Wait Staff $800 per week Ooded essential Lots and applicable sales ax; Inquire or possible incentives/concessions.vi
SAID MEAN HIGH WATER Florida 32456, phone Experienced, Cooks, Call 1-877-214-3624 Spa Estate HomiteS 772 Hwy 98, Suite A
NE, 33 (850)2296113 within 2 to ply 850536375 Web 3458553 +/-00sf-office/school space ; ncludes 450sfyard; $250/mo mod. gross
LiNE NeORTH 76 to nathan land 21- AReidAvenue
DEGREES 44 MINUTES 59 CLERK OF THE COURT P @linkfreedom.com 20rei eess
S279 ]EC2N250sf -refurised retal space; $2300/mo mod, gross
SEE C NORTH 68 Honorable Rebecca L. 319 ReidAvenue
FEET; THEiN NO Co66iNorris4100- Wapmnted E +1-1394- finished retail space; move in ready. $1250/mo plus utilities
SECONDS, EAST 3.15 0l0 eil. Rmt tote nfomation oe ,. , 322 Long Avenue
FEET TO THE POINT OF Bvd. Rm1. .. +/-O00s move-in ready; $900/mo gross
BEGINNING. Port St. Joe, orida 32548 Drug-free workplace 411 Reid Avenue
EOE +/-26683sf office space; $9.45 psa mod, gross
Ufyuaeapro.W a 309 Williams Avenue
and you are required to accommodation in order r-----recent interior upgrade; $2250/mo moad gross
serve e copy of your wnt-t i
ten defenses within 30 t ip in this pro- i IL, '.. ", ..,W ru Flex Space
days after the first publica- e, you a etd, 110 Trade Circle West
t an on florda oe at no cost to you. to the | e e IW .meeu -urle 750sf-22,50sf- PSJ Commerce Park, flex space, $5.25pst NNN (mnc
fault Lawy Group pL provision of certain ass:s- Food Services/Hospifality I Trainees Only I a .'a a"."-._.water/sewer)
adntdfresss 91t19torprnathe+/-5,000sf office/flex space: Adjacent to Costin Airport; $7 psf plus utilities
as5th Street Port St. Joe, Wait Staff $800 per week Wooded Residential L.ots and applicable sales tax; Inquire for possible incentives/concessions.
Lake Drive, Suite 300. Florida 32456, phone Experienced, Cooks. Call I 1-877-214-3624 I 72 SuiteA
file theloriginal with, t (850)229-6113 within 2 to apply 650-653-6375 W-eb --i-Hd & e a +/-900st office flex space, Includes 450sf overhead storage. $500/mo
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on Plaintiffs attorney or im- ceipt of this notice; if you Panama City Beach, Santa Rosa, 402 Raid Avenue
ediately thereafter; other- hearing orvoce im- Maintenance Technician Wanted Steinhatchee, Carrabelle, Alligator Point, +2400sf office space; newer construction on downtown
wise a default will be en- paed, cal 1800 Prefer HVAC cert., exp. with multi- Mexico Beach, Port St. Joe, Newberry corner lot; $239,900
relief demanded int he -family housing a plus. Duties: & Overstreet, FL corner lot on entrance to Marina Cove, prime location w/high visibility;
Complaintor petition. preventative maintenance, plumbing, .14 acres.
Bidding Begins 407ReidAve
WITNESS my hand and drvvall painting, cleaning, A/C Tuesday, November 17 +/-4988sf; Multi tenant bldg 100% leased; Parking Incl; $549,000
the seal of this Court on nd ha pump repair, Ends Tuesday, December 1 317MonumentAve
his 12Ih and heat pump repair, appliance Ends Tuesday, December 1 +/-4431sf; New construction located directly on Hwy 98; Parking Included;
2009. ll 7-111 repair, and experience using lawn $569,000 Also available for lease. Please inquire for terms.
Sequiment zero turn mower, etc Over 460 Properties Available 401 Reid Avenue
Rebecca L. Norris, Clerk t e er at RowellAuctions.com +/- 5400sf-perfect retail space; $475,000 Also available for lease. Please
Clerk of the Court Nicole Must have valid drivers license inquire for terms.
By: Jasmine Hysmith Pure Pleasing Massage. Call 850-227-7451 for more ROWELLU CTIONS, INC. Marketed Exclusively by
As Deputy Clerk Hot Sexy Nicole. information; pick up application at A8S 00-323-838885
850691-9991. AUCTIONS 10% Buyen Premium GALAU-C)0.594 AU479,AB296 850-229 6373
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October unemployment numbers up Celebrating National Home Care Month


PANAMA CITY The unemploy-
ment rate in the Gulf Coast Work-
force region (Bay, Franklin, and
Gulf counties) was 9.4 percent
in October 2009, 3.3 percentage
points higher than the region's
year ago rate and 1.8 percentage
points lower than the state rate
of 11.2 percent. The last time the
Gulf Coast region's unemployment
rate was this high or higher was in
February 2009 (9.8 percent). Out of
a labor force of 98,156, there were
9,234 unemployed Gulf Coast resi-
dents.
"Until our economy recovers,
job seekers will outnumber the
amount of job available and the
unemployment rate will fluctuate
some. We have seen some positive
economic signs with local manu-
facturing starting to pick up," said
Kim Bodine, executive director for
the Gulf Coast Workforce Board.
In October 2009, there were
72,000 nonagricultural jobs in the
Panama City-Lynn Haven-Pana-
ma City Beach metro area (Bay
County), down 2,900 jobs over the


year. The annual rate of job loss
in the area (-3.9 percent) was not
as steep as the state's rate of -4.4
percent. The Panama City-Lynn
Haven-Panama City Beach metro
area annual job growth rate has
been negative since May 2008.
The industry losing the most
jobs over the year in the Panama
City-Lynn Haven-Panama City
Beach metro area was trade,
transportation, and utilities (-800
jobs).
The following industries also
lost jobs: mining, logging and con-
struction (-700 jobs); manufactut-
ing (-600 jobs); financial activities
and professional and business ser-
vices (-400 jobs each); and govern-
ment (-200 jobs). The losses were
partially offset by gains in leisure
and hospitality (+200 jobs). Infor-
mation; education and health ser-
vices; and other services remained
unchanged over the year.
The annual job growth rate in
leisure and hospitality (+1.8 per-
cent) was positive in the region but
declined in the state.


The October 2009 unemployment rates (not seasonally
adjusted) in the counties that comprise the Gulf Coast Workforce
Region were:
Oct. 09 Sept. 09
Gulf County 9.9 9.8 (up from 8.6 percent in
July and 9.1 in August)
Bay County 9.5 9.1
Franklin County 7.8 7. 1


The staff at A & A HomeCare,
Inc. would like to wish the commu-
nity a happy and safe Thanksgiv-
ing. This holiday season please
take the time to spend time with
the elderly whether it is a fam-
ily member, a neighbor, or church
friend. Taking a few minutes to
spend time with someone can


be worth more than a wrapped
present. There are many elderly
in our community that are alone
and desire fellowship.
We would also like to wish all
home care providers a Happy
Home Care month. November
is designated as National Home
Care Month to honor the provid-


ers that can help those needing
assistance in their home. Home
care providers include the Senior
Citizen workers, Home health
agencies, Hospices, DME com-
panies and companion services.
Thank you for allowing A &
A HomeCare, Inc. to serve your
home health needs.


Gulf Coast Workforce Board top performing region in the state


On Tuesday, Nov. 17, the Gulf
Coast Workforce Board (GCWB)
held its annual, meeting and
luncheon at the Callaway Arts
& Conference Center. At the
meeting, executive director Kim
Bodine announced that out of the
24 workforce regions around the
state, the Gulf Coast Workforce
Board has been the top perform-
ing board for the past six years.
According to data released by
Workforce Florida Inc, the Gulf
Coast Workforce is on track to be
the top performing board again
for the 2008-2009 program year,
with top rankings in key perfor-
mance measures for job seekers
and disadvantaged customers.
"We owe our great perfor-
mance to our hardworking staff,
our dedicated volunteer board
members and our service provid-'
ers," Kim Bodine said.
The service providers for
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trict Schools,
Bay STARS;
Haney Workforce
Training Center;
Friends of the
Franklin County
Library, TIGERS
Program; Gulf
Coast Community
College, Work-
force Center; Gulf
Coast Community
College, Work-
force Training
Center; and Royal
American Man-
agement.
Individuals
from each of the
service providers


along with their case manager
were recognized for success-
fully completing their workforce
program. From Franklin County,
both Patrick Jones and Bri'anna


Gordon were honored for their
participation in the Friends of
the Franklin County Library TI-
GERS Program.
At the meeting the board also
voted on a new slate of officers for
2010. Alisa Kinsaul, senior com-
munications specialist for Ap-
plied Research Associates was
reappointed to serve a second
term as chairman of the board.
Other board members elected as
2010 officers include:
Vice-chair Gary Ross
(Gulf County)
Past chair Ted Mosteller
(Franklin County)
Executive committee mem-
ber Lisa Thompson (Bay
County)
Executive committee mem-
ber Ruth Phillips (Gulf Coun-
ty)
Executive committee mem-
ber Betty Croom (Franklin
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PUBLIC NOTICE

Reestablishment of the Gulf County Coastal Construction
Control Line The Department of Environmental
Protection announces a rule adoption hearing to be held
in Port St. Joe, Gulf County. The hearing will address
the proposed reestablishment of the Gulf County
Coastal Construction Control Line (Rule 62B-26.016,
F.A.C.) along portions of Cape San Blas. Time and Date:
6-8 p.m., December 3, 2009. Place: Centennial Bldg.,
2201 Centennial Dr., Port St. Joe, Florida. Copies of the
aerials showing the proposed line are available on the
Departments web site @: http://bcs.dep.state.fl.us/news/
Maps/, and will also be on display during the hearing.

For additional information contact Rosaline Beckham,
Florida Department of Environmental Protection,
Bureau of Beaches and Coastal Systems,
3900 Commonwealth Blvd., M.S. #300,
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000,
(850)488-7815,
e-mail: rosaline.beckham@dep.state.fl.us.


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