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68th Year, Number 47 Port St. Joe, FL 3 Sections 34 Pago

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SEPTEMBER 14, 2006

County Commissioners Add to Budget

, By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer

In last Wednesday's county budget
hearing, county commissioners were told
by county attorney Tim McFarland that
they had to add items back into the pro-
posed budget because certain things omit-
ted from the proposed budget must be
McFarland told the board that they
could not raise the proposed millage rate
of 4.7709, already submitted to the gov-
erning board, so in trying to fund the
deficits they would have to make cuts
The total needed to fund all required
programs plus all requested fund-
ing, according to McFarland, totaled
Action taken in adjusting the proposed
budget included, but was not limited to:
*Realigning the Gulf County Economic
Development Council (EDC), requiring the
EDC to present the county commission
with a new organizational plan and work
under the auspices of Opportunity Florida,
funding this portion, of the realignment
with $1(',000.
Then, after presentation of the new
plan, fund the EDC with up to $40,000
earmarked in the budget and find addi-
tional funding for the EDC.
This proposal was passed unanimous-
ly because commissioners agreed that the
EDC had not produced jobs for the county
and therefore did not merit being fully
funded with $87,000 by the county as in
the past.
Implementing the same basic plan;
with affordable housing funded by the
county, except in the amounts of $10,000
for initial work, and $20,000 when a plan

is presented.
*Reducing allocations by 1 percent
across the board where allowable by law.
Some budget items are mandated and
.required, and were not to be included in
the overall 1 percent reduction. The reduc-
tion totaled approximately $98,000 and
the motion passed 5-0.
Reducing an additional 2 percent
($28,000) from health insurance allot-

ments, leaving a 2 percent buffer The
proposed budget allowed for a 10 percent
increase in health insurance costs, and
the actual cost is expected to be only 5
Increasing the county landfill com-
mercial tipping fee to $50 per load (not
$60 as earlier reported) to raise at least
$50,000 during the year.
(See COUNTY on Page 2A)

Local photographer Debbie Hooper snapped this picture of neighborhood kids Clay Raffield
(rear) and Will Ramsey as they frolicked in the remnants of the rain which had drenched the area
in the past week.


Mexico Beach at

Crisis Point with

Property Taxes
By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer

With TRIM notices and legal pads in hand,
with pointed questions and hoots of disbelief
spearing politicians and administrators, more
than 200 people crammed inside and outside
the doors of the Mexico Beach Civic Center at
last Wednesday's budget hearing for the city.
Under the watchful eyes of two city police
officers and a Bay County sheriff's deputy,
property owners from Mexico Beach listened
to a representative of the Bay County property
appraiser's office, the Mexico Beach city coun-
cil and each other as property owners tried to
make sense of their overwhelming new property
appraisals and enormous tax assessments. -
Frank Brown, representing Bay County
property appraiser Rick Barnett, did nothing
to mollify thecrowd of angry, standing-room "
only property owners, who saw a 129 percent
increase in their property taxable values from
last year to this year.
Brown was invited to address Mexico
Beach property owners by the city council, but
fared poorly in explaining why property values
and taxes escalated so dramatically, appeasing
angry citizens, or. offering any .help, sugges-
tions, or hope of tax relief.
It is worth noting that in Florida, property
assessment, tax collecting and the levying of
taxes are the responsibility of three different
entities the property appraiser, tax collector
and taxing authorities, respectively.
Early in his remarks, Brown set the tone-
by stating that the Florida Department of
Revenue (FDOR) had said that based on 20051.
sales, 'the DOR felt that Mexico Beach's prop-
erty valuations were 200 to 300 percent lower
than surrounding counties.
"We may have done Mexico Beach a little
bit of an injustice," Brown continued. The

(See MEXICO BEACH on Page 3A)

U.S. 98 Takes Different Tack as of Thursday

S -Tim Croft
Star News Editor
Those travelers on U.S. 98 through Gulf
County may find obeying the signs along the
road more important than ever on Thursday
mornmm. ,:
Following a brief stoppage of traffic rough-
ly a minute, according to St. Jpe Company
officials the new path of U.S. 98 around
Wind Mark-Beach will offic-ially open.
, And with that work will begin on several
efforts aimed at increasing public beach access'
as a counterbalance to the loss of the scenic
3.5 mile drive from die Dixie Belle Curve to St.
Joe Beach.
The timing for opening of the redrawn and
constructed route was no accident.
With the Southern Accents show house
closing for tours as,, of Sunday and Labor Day
marking the unofficial end of summer, St. Joe'

officials targeted the opening for fall as contrac-
tors finalized work oi the connecting points-
of the existing U.S. 98 to adhere to Florida
Department of Transportation guidelines.
"We wanted the Showhouse to close," said
WindMark project manager Tom Panaseny.
'And it is after peak season to this seemed the
right time"
The new roadway travels a span of forest
and uplands as if meanders behind WindMark
Beach Phase II. which is taking shape near the
show homes and the central "Villages" area
where a restaurant and shops are expected to
open by next summer.
The roadway is comprised of two lanes with
room for growth. particularly with the prospect
for a "Back Beach Road" in the future routing
traffic around WindMark, Mexico Beach and
Tyndall AFB and ultimately connecting to 1-10.
"We built two but we gave enough

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This map shows the relocated U.S. 98 and the road which will connect residents of St. Joe Shores
to the rerouted highway.

S,tit-otf-\va\ to the (Florida Department of
Transportation) for four lanes." Panaseny said.
"And everywhere there is a future road. to
WindMark Beach will have already put in turn
Panaseny said the DOT had enthusiasti-
cally signed off on the rerouted highway.
"They love it," Panaseny said.
With the closing of the current U.S. 98,
those who wish to access the beach
able. as they.head north out of Port St. Joe,
to take a quick left from the new road to a
short connecting road to the existing highway.
They will then travel 150-200 yards to whathas
been the entrance to parking for the Southern
Accents show house./
Upon making a right hand turn, motorists
will find unmediately to their left a parking lot
currently used for construction crews. That
parking lot is currently covered in gravel. .
St. Joe officials said that when the rerouted
road opens that parking lot will be ready, with
creating 60 spaces. and men's and women's
handicapped-accessible restrooms.
Beachgoers can make the short.walk across
the existing highway to the access path current-
ly carved near the initial phase of WindMark
Signs indicating the path for beach access
are already up along the new road.
The south end of the existing highway is
where St. Joe will. begin excavating the road
bed and transforming it into a pathway for
bicycles, golf carts and pedestrians.
From St. Joe Shores south that work will
mean the closure of the road to all traffic. The
work should be completed when the Villages
opens next summer, at which time work will
start on' the northern section of the road.
Residents of St. Joe Shores will have to
take a quick left out of their homes and make
an irmnediate right onto Discovery Lane for the
half-mile trip to the rerouted U.S. 98.
Another parking lot with 60 spaces for
beachgoers will be constructed near the
entrance to the Sunset Village development on
the north end of the rerouted highway.

Restrooms will also be constructed and St.
Joe is constructing a small bridge over which
beachgoers will walk to cross the existing road-
bed and reach the path to the beach.
It is estimated that it will be 30 days before
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Village, where St. Joe will construct a second
parking lot with 60 spaces and restrooms to facili-
tate public beach access.
construction begins on that second parking lot,
to allow for permitting and the like, with con-
struction expected to take 60-90 days. "There
will be more parking spaces interspersed as
we build along the beach walk," Panaseny said',
noting the company's 'commitment to provide
300 parking spaces for public beach access. s
As part of the WindMark Beach Developmenr
of Regional Impact (DRI) order, the company
has also committed to no construction on the
beach side of the existing U.S. 98.

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Joe Danford, 'Solid
Waste Management Director
for the county, advised the
board that the landfill costs
the county $860,000 per
year to operate, causing the
county to run an annual
deficit on the landfill of at
least $600,000 per.year.
Danford told commis-
sioners if they increased tip-
ping fees and "everything
stays the same," they would
realize $50,000 in fees for
the year, but he believed
that they would also lose
He also told them that
- permitting issues for the
-Five Points landfill were
on the calendar, and they
would also have to pay for a
contamination assessment
on the landfill, "whether by
loan or what."
Commissioner Nathan
Peters made a motion to
show an increase in rev-
enues of $25,000 from the
increased tipping fees, which
passed 5-0, but required a
resolution from the com-
mission, which they said
they intended to pass at the
next commission meeting.
Adding $22,900 more
to pay for next year's county
audit, a motion that passed
Increasing the county's
allotment for the Gulf County
Chamber of Commerce from
the $5,000 budgeted to
$20,000, in order to match
funding from the city of Port
St. Joe. The motion passed
Requiring the
Gulf County Tourism
Development Council (TDC)
to pay its own health insur-
ance instead of the county
'.-covering the costs, and to let
Sthe TDC pay at the end of the
fiscal year, because, accord-
ing to county administria-
tor Don Butler, "they always
.-have cash carried forward."
The motion passed 5-0
*Keeping $43,000 in
I. the Parks and Recreation
requests, including $22,000

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for restrooms at the Indian
Pass boat ramp, which have
already been reduced from
four to the current two facil-
ities.. The motion passed
Putting back $61,500
for engineering fees as a
contingency and looking at
hiring a county engineer,
either using the fees plus
a full-time position in the
Building Department to
fund the position, or for the
time being, paying the engi-
neering fees and eliminating
the full time position that
was already in the budget.
No action was taken on the
actual position.
Eliminating the
$300,000 allotted for the
new county courthouse-jail
roof, because the estimate
was $800,000 more.
The estimate was $1.8
million, of which the county
already has grant funds of
$1.1. million for the roof
project. The motion passed
4-1 to cut the $300,000
and borrow the additional
money to supplement the
grant, perhaps combining
that loan with the loan for
the Honeyville storm shel-
ter, if feasible.
After all additions and
deletions were computed,
the budget was reduced
from $13,849,392 to
According to the Gulf
County Clerk of Court's
office, the actual money
reduction was $388,407',
and the millage rate was
reduced from 4.7709 to
4.6371 countywide, exclud-
ing fire districts and
,Both the millage rate
and the actual monetary
amount of the proposed
budget are, according to
the. Clerk, of Court's office,
below last year's by .1338
and $135,339, respectively.
One mill represents $1
for every $1,000 of taxable,
property value.

Established 1937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 68 years

Stone Mill Creek VFD Readies for Opening

A small crowd 'of dignitaries gathered at Tuesday morning's ribbon cutting ceremony for the Stone Mill Creek fire station. In the front
row: Wetappo Creek fire chief Preston Gibbs, Gulf Correctional Institution warden Jerry Cummings, county commissioner Billy Traylor,
Wewahitchka mayor Ray Dickens and Wewahitchka city administrator Don Minchew. Back row: County administrator Don Butler, county
commissioner Carmen McLemore, Stone Mill Creek firefighter Ronnie Martin, Gulf Asphalt Contractors' Andrew Rowell and Stone Mill

* Creek fire chief Michael Bailey.

Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
County Commissioner
Billy Traylor could not hide
his enthusiasm during
Tuesday morning's Stone
Mill, Creek fire station
ribbon cutting ceremony.
'To me, this is one of
the most attractive fire
stations around," Traylor
said as he surveyed the
metal building located
on Ike Steel Road near
the Gulf Correctional
For Traylor, the most
attractive thing about the
fire station/vas that it only
cost between $20,000-
25,000 to build, thanks
in large part to the free
labor provided. by Gulf
Correctional Institution
GCI was involved since
the project's inception
several- years ago, when
the county secured a 50-
year lease for the half-acre
The project broke

ground last December,
and GCI warden Jerry
Cummings provided
minimum security
prisoners to help
reassemble the building
donated by the St. Joe
The St. Joe Company
committed several
thousand dollars to the
project, and Gulf Asphalt
Contractors donated both
labor and asphalt.
The inmate crew, which
numbered from six to 10
prisoners at any one time,
modified the ,structure to
include showers, a kitchen
and a meeting room.,
They performed all major
construction, plumbing
and electrical. work. in a
five-month time span.
When the fire station
is complete, the inmates,
will perform day-to-
day maintenance on the
building and equipment,
and man the fire station
40 hours a week.
The inmates will help
put out fires within the

GCI complex, but will
not venture outside into
the Stone Mill Creek
Cummings believes
the inmates' involvement
represents a "win-win
situation" for both GCI
and the community.
According to
Cummings, the 'free labor'
saves the community
money and helps inmates
finishing their sentences
gain useful life skills.
Michael Bailey, a
resident of Stone Mill Creek
since 1993, has signed on
as the station's fire chief.
He gained experience
as a fire fighter through
his employment with the
Division of Forestry.
Another six Stone Mill
Creek residentshavejoined
Bailey, with anotherr eight
showing ,interest. Of those,
only four are certified.
To become certified,
volunteers must complete
a lengthy 160-hour
training program.
Bailey would like to
have at least 20 committed
volunteers.' He will hold a.
meeting Thursday night at
the fire station to review
applications and formulate
organizational by-laws.

Bailey hopes to have
the fire station fully
operational by the end of
Area fire departments
have come to Bailey's aid,
providing support and
heeded equipment.
The Wewahitchka
and White City Fire
Departments have donated
fire trucks and the
Dalkeith Fire Department
has collected donations of
boots, bunker gear and
breathing apparatuses
from area fire stations.
Chief Billy Davis
helped found the Dalkeith
Fire Department in 1993
to shorten the reaction
time when disaster struck.
The nearest fire station
was eight miles -away in
Davis ,, stressed
the importance 'of- a
neighborhood fire station
in Stone Mill Creek, which
has grown from 30-35
houses in 1991 to. nearly
375 houses in 2006.
He pledged to assist
the new fire department
any way he could.
"I had to start from
scratch and I know w%'hat
it means for somebody to
need help," Davis said.

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Mexico Beach -

meeting deteriorated frorri
Mexico Beach mayor Al
Cathey asked Brown if the
DOR "ever looked at the
impact on a community in
raising its property values
300 percent at one time?"
"Our hands are tied
until the state changes the
law," was Brown's only
Cathey reported that
in his first meeting with
Barnett he was told that
the tax issue was not a state
problem, but a local one,
and locals needed to deal
with it.
Cathey then asked if
anyone would prevent large
development groups from
moving in and buying fam-

ily-owned properties when
people were forced to sell.
"Families are being
destroyed," said Cathey,
"We're trying to save our
Brown replied that the
problem was not unique to
either Mexico Beach or Bay
County, that most counties
along the Gulf Coast were
in the same or worse situ-
"ation,. provoking a major
outcry from the audience.
He did tell the people
that everyone in Mexico
Beach was supposed to
receive new TRIM notices
with a letter of explanation
concerning new valuations
just as soon as his office
could assemble and mail

He also told citizens that
an extension for petitioning
the value adjustment board
in Panama City was not
probable and they needed
to file petitions requesting
a review by the Sept. 12
The floor was opened
to the audience for general
questions, and person after
person told of enormous
tax increases, many 'with
trembling voices and ques-
tions of how could things
be changed.
Brown left after about
an hour and the regular
city council meeting contin-
ued, although the tax issue,
the proposed city budget,
and lowering the city mill-
age rate were the only top-

ics discussed.
With variations on the
theme of lowering the pro-
posed city millLge rate to
significantly less than 4.35,
audience members offered
suggestions ranging from
"sending a message to the
people in control and forc-
ing their hand," to "taxpay-
er revolt in Tallahassee."
Other questions cen-
tered on -taxes that were
raised by the audience dealt
School board millage
rates assessed on Mexico
Beach, with its tiny school
population whose stu-
dents attend Gulf County
Assessments on home
improvements after being
told that only the land. itself
had value;

The possibility of
annexation into Gulf
County, to which Cathey
said it was too late, that
the city was now too valu-
able for Bay County to give
up. The crowd, however, to
major applause said not if
they forced the issue.
Because of state require-
ments dictating time con-
straints, the council voted
to set the tentative millage
rate at 4.35 at the end of the
meeting and hold another
workshop Monday to see if
they could reduce it.
Cathey tried to assure
the crowd that the council's
intent was to lower the rate
"to a point where we can
still provide services, but
give some relief."
"We know that what's
on paper is not what we

can ask you people to do,"
Cathey told the group. "We
know we don't have a plan
formulated for tonight after
these last two weeks, so
let's adopt the 4.325 mill-
age rate and come back on
September 21 with a plan
we can all live with."
The statement was
greeted with major disap-
pointment from the audi-
ence, who wanted the coun-
cil to set the milllage rate
and then come back with a
budget to fit the lower rate.
Over audience calls to
table the issue, city clerk
Deborah McLeod told the
audience that legally they
could not do that and the
council was required by
law to maintain the state
timeline, requiring the rate set that night. No oneg
was happy.

United Way Begins Gulf County Campaign

By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
In recent years, contri-
butions to the United Way
of Northwest Florida have
provided Meals on Wheels
for seniors, books for Pre-K
students and day care assis-
tance for mothers desiring to
get off Welfare and go back.
to school.
Northwest Florida
resource development direc-
'tor .Kim Stone hopes the
contributions will continue
this year during the United
Way's annual fundraising
campaign, which will extend
from Sept. 7 to Nov. 17.
United Way of Northwest
Florida supports branches in
Gulf, Bay, Calhoun, Holmes,
Jackson and Washington
The agency's combined
fundraising goal for this year
is $2.5 million.
The goal for Gulf County,
which last year raised
$*49,.125, is an aggressive
Gulf County% fundrais-
ing drive began with an,
Aug. 31 kick-off at Bayside
Savings Bank co-sponsored
by Durei's Piggly Wiggly
Approximately 5Q com-.
munity leaders attended,
Sinclud(td Gulf County .super-
in tendent Tinm \ilder. xwho
' announced that school sys-,

tem employees will be partic-
ipating in this year's drive.
Stone said she was
thrilled by the school sys-
tem's involvement, and was
especially heartened by
Wewahitchka Elementary
School's pre-kick-off philan-
After Stone gave a brief
presentation at the school,
the faculty raised $1,400
within a few hours, mostly
through payroll deductions.
The elementary school'
staff told Stone stories about
how United Way-supported
agencies aided love ones in
One staff member
recalled how a hospice work-
er had navigated a boat to
her relative's house ,during
last year's floods to make
sure she had the care she
"It was the most heart-
.warming presentation 've
ever seen," said Stone.
The United Way pro-
vides financial support for
a number of local non-profit
agencies, many of which are
Donors can designate
which agency they would like
to support, or place their.
contributions in a grant
pool, with funds distributed
by a co6mititte eompirised of'
county residents.

The agencies supported
by United Way must undergo
a rigorous screening process
and provide an accounting of
all dollars spent.
This year, Gulf, County
Senior Citizens became a
sponsored agency, after not
receiving United Way support
for several years.
Stone was excited by the.
agency's return.
"There are seniors in
rural areas who have to
make the choice of 'Do we
buy groceries or do we buy
medicine?'" noted Stone.
"That's why we're so
excited about having Gulf
County Seniors back with
us, so we can help with.those
kinds of issues."
Stone will deliver cam-,
paign packets next week to
companies and individuals
who donated last year.
She reassured, poten-
tial donors that their money
would not benefit far-away
"It is local money. It stays
in Gulf County," said Stone.
To make a financial con-
tribution to ,the United Way'
of Northwest Florida or for
more information, contact'
Kim Stone at (850).832-2919
or Rebecca Standige at (850)
229-7079. : .



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City Council Agrees

3.35 Millage Rate


Using staff recommendations, the council sliced more
from the proposed budget, decided to take a chance that
no major malfunctions or disasters would hit the city in the
2006-07 fiscal year, and agreed that they could operate the
city with revenues from a 3.35 millage rate, if they did not
try to repay the existing deficit in the upcoming year
Cathey opened the Monday budget workshop by tell-
ing the, 15 audience members that even though Bay County'
property appraiser Rick Barnett was scheduled to meet with,
Florida governor Jeb Bush Thursday about the tax issue, the
city council would proceed on the assumption that nothing
would change and would use 4 35 mills as the workshop's
discussion rate
He did, however, pass among the council members a
letter of support to Rick Barnett's office for them to sign
that said Mexico Beach needed a roll back to prevent an
economic disaster. The letter was to be delivered to Barnett
Also, after researching the legality of the position of
Operations Manager, created and funded last October
by former city mayor Chuck Risinger, the council agreed
unanimously that the position was illegal under-the city
charter and the position was eliminated from the proposed
The meeting adjourned with further discussion slated
for the following Tuesday city council meeting.




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Opportunity Lost

The recent events surrounding Doris Pendleton, the property appraiser of Franklin County, are instructive on several levels.
Pendleton, as reported recently, attempted to apply some of the thoughts and beliefs of several of her peers in the region, clearly trying to
dampen property assessments to reflect a market, she argued to the state, which had shifted dramatically in the last half of 2005.
The Florida Department of Revenue said no dice, contending that Pendleton was far too liberal in her assessments and requiring that the
Franklin County property roll be bumped upward by some 20 percent, a fourth quarter blitz for property owners.
On one side, we would argue that the case underscores a flaw in the system and formulas, the state uses to establish property rolls.
We can see the wisdom of reaching a common number, or at least one within a few percentage points, but, at least on first blush, there
seems a fundamental inequity in a system centered around a fluctuating market but which lacks the ability to adapt on the fly.
In short, to accept and apply feedback from the local appraiser; assess the market as it was last month rather than last year.
Somewhere there must be an answer, some tweaks to apply to the system, but that remains the domain of the Florida Legislature, which
given the controversy of this year could be compelled to step in.
On the other hand, Pendleton's case also highlights the lack of clothes on the argument offered by some local elected officials that responsibility
for ever-higher taxes was found in cock-eyed property assessments.
This is particularly disappointing to consider as final budget hearings are held in the coming week or so.
That disappointment is rooted in the fact that the spotlight on the taxing equation has been shining brightly in this county for more than
a year.
In the final throes of last year's budget hearings local businessmen and residents were pressing local taxing authorities for relief, for a
retreat in spending and an aspirin for the headache ofispiraling taxes.
During the ensuing year it would be fair to argue that more than a handful of businesses and residents have been forced beyond the county
because of the onerous burden of taxes.
A grassroots citizens group was created and grew to advocate for lower taxes and work with local government to rein in spending.
Elected officials talked of zero-based budgeting, of operational work order policies, of independent audits to identify areas where spending
or procedures were adrift of sound fiscal policy. -
The result one year later? Not much.
Yes, 'commissioners reduced the millage rate, Port St. Joe city commissioners reduced it even to provide a' nominal decrease in taxes.
At the bottom line, however, little, if anything was done about curbing spending, other than maintaining the status quo.
The status quo, however, was the issue.
The county's annual dance of department heads tossing numbers at the wall and seeing what sticks largely ran in rhythm, commissioners,
as they do yearly, arriving in the, nick of time to ensure good theater as they kept spending pretty much where it was, shaving a mere $130,000,
or roughly 1 percent of a $13 million budget.
No real examination of a bloated workforce. No work order policy to track how money is spent day-to-day. No lessons from the audit to
Most importantly, the budget which has doubled and then increased by half again stayed pretty much where it was as commissioners
continue to dig deep into their constituents' pockets.
The rationalizing will certainly continue. Blame is not as easily accepted as a free load of dirt.
But there is no shaking the feeling that an opportunity was dropped, intentionally grounded or not.

A New Era
There is no mistaking the passing of a torch this week on the Gulf County School Board.
It began last year with the untimely passing of Oscar Redd ivho was the longest-serving elected official in the county at the time of this
This week, with the election of Redd's appointed replacement Danny Little and that of John Wright, who defeated Charlotte Pierce in the
first challenge to her seat after 16 years in office, a, so to speak, changing of the guard has been completed.
-Her service ranked Pierce with Redd among the longest-tenured elected officials in the county.
Regardless of your viewpoint and personalities should be kept at the door in elections Redd and Pierce were notable for their independence
and their willingness to ask the hard questions .
They understood the constraints on a School Board member so much is approving what Tallahassee has mandated but also the areas
where they could 11ave real impact, could facilitate progress.
That they may have made enemies or stepped on toes was largely a product that they understood the job requirements in politics, the
adage goes, one can't please 100 percent of the people 100 percent of the time.
Not if practiced properly, if viewpoints are advocated responsibly and civilly, and Mr. Redd and Ms. Pierce could be counted in that category,
love 'em or hate 'em. -'
They are significant shoes to fill for Mr. Little, who can now shake the "replacement" tag and settle down for four years, and Mr. Wright.
'IThe continuation of the Veteran's Day program, a distinctly Gulf County asset. and so many other which Ms. Pierce and Mr.
Redd were staunch supporters and/or driving forces should be part of theLr charge.
But regardless of what is in front of the School Board, there is no denying that come November.a torch is passed.

Not as Grown As I Thou ht!
,.Not' s, nhOut

A good friend of mine is celebrating her
S.sixteenth birthday today. Before I could barely.
Congratulate her she asked, "Did you have a
party, Mr. Kes, when you turned sixteen?"
Ouch! It had been so Yong ago that I didn't
"Did you get a car?"
I chuckled before answering that one-it
"hadn't been THAT long! "No, I didn't!"
It would do no good to try to explain to her
Sthe circumstances and conditions surrounding
Turning sixteen in January of 1963. We had
a family car. One family car! It had to do for
all the needs of both 'my parents and all three
sons. I wasn't the last one in the pecking order
-but I was far enough down the list that I figured
I would have to "scramble" for driving time.
- Of course, "getting the car" depended on
passing my driver's, license test. The rumor
had gone around that the powers 'to be were
ping to raise the legal age for obtaining your
cense to eighteen. I near 'bout panicked the
last couple of weeks leading up to my birthday.
"Mom, we've got to get right over to the place
as early as we can. They may change the law,
before noon!".
Forty-three years later it's still sixteen. I
might have had those anxiety attacks for noth-
ing! '
I figuredthe driving part would be a snap.
I had wheeled that old Farmall tractor around
the back forty for years now. Nicky Joe let
me drive his Corvette .over to Pat Houston's
tirocery to buy some baseball cards when I was
.fourteen. You talk about a cool ride..... And
after Diane Stoner near about got us killed out
on the Shiloh Road I took to d-vinng her dad's
Struck out of self preservation. I wasn't but
fifteen that fall but I was grown up enough to
realize riding with Diane could be hazardous to
your health! ,
I was worried about the'written part of the
exam. I could distinguish a stop sign from a
yield sign. I knew it was 65 MPH in 'the day-
light, 55 MPH at night.. And I wasn't going to
pass on a double yellow line. But how far you
had to be behind the car in front of you when
you were going 30 MPH or 40 MPH could be a
little confusing.... as could that part where you

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turned your tires "into the- curb" if you were
parked on a hill....or maybe it was "away from
the curb" if you were on the hill facing down....
I wasn't sure how close to an oncoming,car I
could get before dimming my lights, but I did
know to come to a complete stop if you even
saw a school bus.
I passed the written part. The officer that
took me for the driving test was eight feet tall.
He had a clipboard. And he didn't smile. I
solved that "into" or "away" from the curb prob-
lem by getting both right-side tires all the way
up on the sidewalk before I came to a complete
and full stop.. .
The. nice officer asked me if I was kin to
Diane Stoner.
I can still remember my first drive ,out
to. Frank's Dairy Bar as a legal automobile
operator. I had my shoulders reared back and
only one hand on the wheel as I pulled up as
close to the front as I could. I'm telling you, it.
was a feeling of freedom... .of independence....
of importdnce....that I have seldom achieved.
I didn't even mind that the family car was a
very mundane 1960 Chevrolet with no air con-
ditioner, no power steering, no buckets seats
and no radio. I didn't require a chauffeur! I'had
driven, myself out to "peruse the scene".
"What ya' want tonight?" Buddy Wiggleton
had sauntered out to take my order. He obvi-
ously wasn't too impressed with my new found
liberty. Or my car. Or my elbow placed judi-
ciouslyd across the open window of the driver
side door to hopefully make my little tiny bicep
appear larger than it actually was. .

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"Is Pam cooking toruiht?" I always thought
it kind of backwards that Buddy was the car
hop and Pam Collins worked the grill.
'Yes." -
"I'll just have a Coke."
"Good thinking." Buddy knew more about
Pam's culinary skills than anybody!
Of course, having that driver's license,
for me, turned out to be more symbolic than
practical. "Dad, can I have the car tonight to
run Charlotte and Derinda down to Gleason to
the horse races?" -
"Dad, can I borrow the car tomorrow, I
promised Ruth Ann we'd go to the lake."
"No." ,
"Dad," a bunch of us want to ride out to
the clay pits and see Yogi slide down that big
bank on an inner tube. Would it be alright if I
take the car?
"Dad, how about I take the car and cruise
around town tonight?"
"How about you don't'."
1 You see what I.mean! Dad acted like it was-
his carl He took to playing twenty questions
with me if I was just driving down to the store to
get HIS cigarettes. And then, he'd stand at the
back door and watch me back out the driveway
like he wasn't sure I could make it. He would
mention gas money to me on a daily basis. He
warned long and often of the power of that 283
engine. He found more and more things for me
to do out at the barn, or over at the corn crib
or down in the back forty.'Apparently he wasn't
all that keen on me hanging around Charlotte,'
Derinda or'Ruth Ann Wiley. "I\I ,
My license didn't mean a thing! Turning
sixteen hadn't exactly set my world on fire. I
was still walking to most places. Or Mom would
drop me off. I would hitch-hike back from
the baseball games. And I was still spending
half my life waiting to catch a ride, with Diane

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Sting of Reality
The recent passing of Steve Irwin, the crocodile
hunter and latest Dundee from Australia, was a
personal reminder about the unknowns of the '
I preface this by underlining that I am a-
city boy, born and raised on concrete roads and
playgrounds and about the only wild animal I can
remember as a kid was a guinea pig, which I have
come to find out does not actually count.
In any case, Mother Nature and I are not
precisely on intimate terms. I can tell the weather
by the creak in my knees and know which direction
the sun will be depending on time of day, but Boy
Scout? Not quite.
.So I have never tired here of seeing nature "
up close, of, .for the sake of these words, standing
in' the surf of the bay or peninsula and seeing a
majestic, string ray glide by in the water, its wide
wings -.oops,fins, like I said before spread as it
sped past.
Whether from ill-informed old wives or
passersby, I had also been under the impression
that in general sting rays were not attackers, were
of little harm if given sufficient berth, though they
aren't, as one comedian recently said; named "hug"
A few summers ago, however, I happened to be
out on the water of the bay with a pair of University
of Florida researchers who were catching, tagging
and releasing turtles as part of their research.
It was a beautiful day, mild temperatures, the
sun glorious, nary a cloud to interfere with it and
the gorgeous green of the water with the sea grass
as backdrop:'
As the researchers were releasing one of the
turtles, after measuring it, weighing it and tagging
it, the turtle became snagged in the long line being
used to guide the boat and track the areas the ,
researchers were working.
The researchers leaned over 'the side of the
boat, their hands in the water trying to free the -
And, in a flash, up popped one of the
researchers, April, in obvious pain,, blood spurting
from her right hand.
In an instant, a st 'ng ray. apparently sun-Lining -
near the boat, had somehow taken offttense to the
work being done to\'free the turtle and wham,- out ,,
came that barb at the end of its tail. -
Closer-examination and several towels were -
needed just to stanch, the blood enough .for a
glimpse revealed an"almost perfectly round hole
in April's hand, as if a drill bit had been pressed "
into her-with precision.
Amnd. by hr cries of pain, it'was obvious that-
,was roughly what it lelt like.
The problem was we were in a boat out in the
middle of the bay.
As I would learn later the first thing to try with
a sting ray bite is hot water directly into the wound:
Folks can secure this hot water, if caught in our
circumstance, with the water running through a,
boat motor.
We were not that quick of brain. At that time all
we could think of was getting this bleeding woman
fi excruciating pain to a doctor.
At the time Gulf Pines Hospital remained open
with a functioning emergency room and it was
decided to get April to shore and in a car and off the
peninsula and to Gulf Pines as fast as possible.
.A radio' call brought help to the dock at St. ,
Joseph Peninsula State Park, where we climbed in.
the vehicle I was driving and racedtoward town.
Mind you, the entire drive and as anyone who
drives can attest,, when you have to be somewhere,
the entire county seems, headed in the same._!
direction -.Apiil was moaning in the back seat,,-,
bleeding all over towels and newspapers stacked in
the back.
S As, I drove, she slid around in the back seat,'
unable to anchor herself, even with a seat belt on,'
due to the pain in her hand and what was almost'
certainly an onset of shock on some level.
As we drove, she explained she did not realize
a sting ray could cause such a horrendous wound.
or discomfort and cried and cried for me to get her ,
somewhere. I haven't heard "Are we. there-yet" so *
[ have rarely felt so much sympathy for a
'human being and she was being driven to safety ,
by me, which any passenger ri my car could testify
represents an oxymoron.
Finally, we arrived at Gulf Pines where the
physician's assistant and nurse attended to April.i
the best they could. ',
They insisted she keep her hand under hot
water, which, as one c6uld imagine, was not the
easiest, or most comfortable, concept for April to
wrap her mind around.
They administered what pain medicine they
could safely administer and trid e to calm what was,
after 15 or so minutes on the water and roughly 25
minutes driving into town, a hysterical patient.
Here was this young woman, away from
family, on a mission for school in a strange town
and strange people, in mind-boggling pain, I felt
deeply for her.
What happened next was even more stunning.
Turned out none of us understood the real
.extent of the injury. April kept in touch for a time
and detailed that it required months before she was
able to even write her name.
Full and free use of that hand did not come for
nearly a year. It was a long road for April from that
gorgeous afternoon on the water.
So when I read the tragic stories about Irwin,
who surely understood the dangers, I flashed .
back to that spring day andto a lesson not easily
. forgotten. .

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Thoughts ForThe Teimes

By Mel Kelley
Although the sad memory
of September 11, 2001 will
live with many of us forever,
it is most important to cel-
ebrate the lives of all those real
American heroes the ones
who died that day, and the ones
who tried to help and who now
live on with their disabilities,
together with their memories.
But how do you define the
word "hero"?
Sometimes we think of a
hero as someone who does a
very brave, and special thing,
such as rescuing a drowning
person, or saving a child from
a fire. Heroes can be soldiers
who fight our wars for free-
dom; they can be policemen
and women who risk their lives
to keep us all safe from crimi-
nals. But they can also be teach-

ers, who work hard to help us
learn, even when we don't want
to bother! Or they can be big
brothers or sisters who walk
us to school. They can be men
and women who go to work
every day to do their jobs and
make our country function suc-
cessfully. They clean the floors,
they sweep the streets, they
clean out clogged drains, they
cut the grass and service the
elevators. They bring food to
our table. They deliver babies
and bury our loved ones who
have died. They fly airplanes
to take us 'on trips, and they
sell us houses. They milk cows
and they build our computers.
They run our banks, and our
libraries, our towns, our hos-
pitals and our charitable orga-
nizations. They make things

and sell things and buy things
and invent things and fix things
and take pictures of things.
You see, heroes are all around
us, doing their jobs, today and
Mr. Webster wrote in his
famous dictionary that a "hero
is the central figure in an
All those thousands of
people who were at the Twin
Towers scene that terrible
day in September, 2001 were
indeed central figures in those
tragic events. They were going
to work; they were coming
from work. They were at their
desks; they were in airplanes.
They were business men and
women; they were mothers and
fathers and sons and daugh-
ters and husbands and wives.

They were ordinary people just
like us.
Suddenly they became
extraordinary heroes, whether
they died in the collapse of the
towers or whether they lived
trying to save or help others.
Sadly, some survivors are now
struggling with lung diseases
and illness caused by the con-
taminated air at the Ground
Zero site. But when they were
-needed, they didn't think about
the dangers; they just did their
jobs, and got involved in the
lives of others. They became
heroes by doing their jobs.
Those victims began their
mornings of September 11,
2001 just like any ordinary
day. They didn't know they
would become heroes before
their mornings were over.
And we never know if, or
when, we may need to be a
hero too.
Let me quote to you from a
New York Times editorial print-
ed on Saturday, September 9,

"As we pay homage on
Monday to those who died
on Sept. 11, 2001, it is worth
remembering what happened
on May 28, 2002. That eve-
ning... workers took down the
last column from that smol-
dering mound and officially
cleared the site. As one work-
er said of the herculean task
completed by so many selfless
people, "You found out who
you were, what it means to
be an American, what it is to
stand up."
Someday, you may need
to "stand up" and be a hero
too. At first, you may not real-
ize it. You may think you are
just "doing your job" or helping
a friend or making the right
choice in a conflict. You too
may be going to work or driving
your car or playing with your
children or walking down the
street You may hear cries for
help, or see a need and rush to
someone's aid. Your call to be

Take a Loved One for a

Our health and the health
of our loved ones is often a
source of concern for us. On
September 19, we can take
action to improve our health
by participating in Take a
Loved One for a Checkup Day.
National radio host Tom Joyner
and the U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services
sponsor many activities to pro-
mote this wonderful day. As
the director of Minority Health,
here in Florida, I can't stress
enough how important it is for
people to see a health care pro-
vider on a regular basis, start-
ing on Take a Loved One for a
Checkup Day.
Every day I see first hand
the fact that African American

babies are dying at twice the
rate of non-African American
babies. I know that compared
with Whites, American Indians
and Alaska Natives are almost
three times as likely to have dia-
betes, and African Americans
and Hispanics are twice as
likely to have this disease. And
in 2000, cancer was the lead-
ing cause of death for Asian
women. It was the second lead-
ing cause for African American,
Hispanic, and American Indian
men and women.
I also know that there is
something each of us can do
about it, something that will
benefit us individually as well
as our community. It is as
simple as going in for a regular

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Restrained Applause
I normally applaud the
efforts St. Joe Company makes
to protect nature and keep
developed areas natural. I t
appreciate the lack of high-
rises,. the public parking by
the beach,, and .the'. promised ,-
,bicycle path. However, I was
alarmed at an item I read in the
article "Windmark Protection of
Local Environment Goes Past :
the Norm". Windmark Beach g
naturalist, Bill Lynn describes
moving gopher tortoises to a
natural wetland area that is ,
"evidently their native habi-
tat".. I'm not a naturalist but
I can read, and "evidently" Mr.
Lynn may be incorrect. While
searching the Gopher Tortoise
Council website http://www.
gophertortoisecouncil.or g/

about.php to find out how to
tell a box turtle from a gopher
tortoise, I read that gopher tor-
toises live in "dry upland habi-
tats". The council states: "the
habitat must have well-drained
sandy soils for digging-burrows,
herbaceous food' plants, and
open sunny areas for nesting
and basking". By putting the
tortoises in wetlands,, St. Joe
Company may be endanger-
ing the tortoises to maximize
desirable development acreage.
St. Joe Company also avoids
paying into mitigation banking
that funds for acreage managed
by the Trust for Public Lands
and set aside for displaced tor-

toises. St. Joe Company, is, ,increased)
your tortoise rescue method
condoned by the Florida Fish' 2003-
and Wildlife Commission? Is 05 = +$
there ample dry land for these increased)
animals to survive in their new
compound? 2004-
06 = +$
Carol Cox increased)
St Joe Beach
Here is where your money 07 = +$
goes in the county., increased)
These figures, from the
Gulf Cotintyi clerk of court, Dfifere
do, not include figures for the and 2006-(
school board, or the city of Port A.sim
St. Joe. Enough said. our problem

Dr. Robert King, Port St.

Difference between
2001-02 and 2002-03 = -
$ 362,659 (budget decreased)

2002-03 and 2003-
04 = +$1,009,391 (budget

health check up.
While it is true that a lot of
people don't have'health insur-
ance fortunately, there are
free and low cost services in
place for those with limited or
no health insurance, including
those provided by the Florida
Department of Health. But it is
also true that many of us who
do have insurance don't use
it at least not until there is
an emergency or when we are
already sick. We must change
this attitude about health care.
I urge all your readers
to take advantage of Take a
Loved One for a Checkup
Day. Make that appointment
for someone you love and go
with them to the doctor. If you

04 and

05 and
$9, 173,635

06 and




nce between 2001

307=. +$17,861,898
ple solution exists to
m of upward-spiral-

ting high cost of homeowners
insurance and property taxes
in, the State of Florida. May I
suggest that a state-wide, con-
stitution-protected Trust Fund
be created, overseen by the
state government but managed
From the Trust would be

don't know where to go for
an appointment, contact your
county health department for
information about local pro-
viders. Or call your primary
healthcare provider and make
an appointment for that check
up you have been putting off
for so long.
The health of our commu-
nity is our responsibility. Show
someone you care and take
a loved one for a checkup on
September 19.

Deanna Wathington, M.D.,
Minority Health Director
Florida Department of

1) Catastrophic hurricane
property damage. The Trust
04- would be responsible, for fifty
dget (50) percent of the coverage
amount and private insurance
would be responsible for the
05- other fifty (50) percent. This
iget would result in much lower
insurance rates.
2) Property tax relief. The
06- relief amount, paid to each
Iget coq-l ntu.ould be based on the
counties' population and prior
year's catastrophic .fund paiy-
-02 out.

Once the Trust is estab-
lished and deemed a success. it
could be expanded by popular
vote to bolster Florida teach-
ers' salaries.
The answer to our dilem-
ma is. this... let's invite the
adult gaming industry (Vegas-
style casinos) into Florida and
collect. twelve (12) to fifteen
(15) percent revenue from
them to fund the Trust. The
revenue amount collected will


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Port St. Joe City Commissioners

Residents and taxpayers can contact City
Commissioners in the following fashion.
By city cell phone:

;Mayor Frank Pate
can be contacted by .
phone at 227-1696.

Frank Pate

4 Commissioner
John Reeves can be
contacted by phone
,.4. at 229-6374.

John Reeves'
Group I

Rachel Crews
Group II

Budget All Funds Countywide Millage Rate. Countywide Taxable Value

2001-02 $19,377,452 6.5750 $ 942,827,444
2002-03 $19,014,793 6.5286 $1,097,347,068
2003-04 $20,024,184 6.2646 51,323,748,292
2004-05 $21,426,029 6.2646 $1,730,093,041
2005-06 $30,599,664 5.0952 $2,103,790,024
2006-07 $37,239,350 4.7709 $2,902,888,713


The County has extended its long-term debt from $5-6
Online million to $25 million over 25 years to receive $14 mil-
Opinion lion in road money. Right move?
Pole ReOultg
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best way to do it. 2%

No, saddles the next generation with the fiscal
Visit The Star's website to. mess of the present 97%
weigh in on next week's
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only increase as baby boomers
retire to Flbrida.
Additional benefits of this
plan would be:
1) Elimination of Citizens
- Insurance, as private insurance
companies would once again be
willing to write policies 'here.
2) Employment of thou-
sands of Floridians in the-casi-
nos and casino hotels. The
hotel revenue alone would
boost our state's budget.
3) Increased tourism as
people enjoyed the beaches,
family entertainment, and of
course, now the adult gaming.
The day has come when
Florida citizens can no longer
afford to reject (the financial
support the state would receive
from the adult gaming industry.
Its a well-known fact that a
very large number of Floridians
support other states' casinos
and their governments. Let's
wake up, be smart, and keep
all that money here in Florida
and benefit from it. Hopefully,
we can all recognize the magni-
tude of our dire situation and
be intelligent enough to know
that we must take action.
R. Gabriel

;RlJy uUoILt
Group III

David Horton
Group IV

Rachel Crews can
be contacted by
phone at 229-9291.

.Jameg "Benny"
Roberts can be con- .
tacted by phone at

David Horton can'
be contacted by.
phone at 229-8978'.'

Commissioners car also.
be reached by mall c/o
City Hall, 305 Cecil G.
Costin' Sr. Blvd., Port St.
Joe, 32456.

Contact Correction:

Correction: Last week a picture of John Wright
was inserted into the contact information. for
the Gulf County School Board. Mr. Wright
does not take office until November. Until that
time, Charlotte Pierce remains the District V
representative. The Star regrets the error.



to the Editor

a hero may not seem as clear-
cut as the soldier's choice to
throw himself on a live grenade
to save his troops. It may not
be as simple as agreeing to
donate an organ or bone mar-
row for a desperately needed
transplant. It may be a life
choice not to take or sell illegal
drugs. It may be to drive sober.
It may be to get an education. It
may be to raise a child.
You see, it is never easy
to be a.hero. But you can do
it. And that is how we will
all best celebrate the lives of
each of those brave heroes of
9/11. Remember, when your
time comes, when your choice
comes, you can be a hero too!
Celebrate their lives with your
own choices and behaviors
each day. It may be the best
way to say "We remember you.
And thank you!"

Mel Kelly is the Mayor of



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Gators Come From Behind to

Down Cottondale

By Tim Croft
Star News Editor

Senior quarterback
Sean Bierman threw two
touchdown passes and ran
for the clinching score as
host Wewahitchka (2-0)
scored the final 12 points
to slip past Cottondale (1-

shut them down.
"We have to get better
on special teams. Those
plays really hurt us."
Not mortally, however.
The Gators pound-
ed out 335 yards in total
offense, paced by Bierman.
The signal-caller rushed
for 51 yards, including

passes for 133 yards, with
Bierman connecting with
Baker for touchdowns of
31 and 27 yards in the
second half as the Gators
overcame deficits of seven
and eight points.
"We came back in the
fourth quarter because we
executed a little better than

quarter before Kyle Luckie
scooped up a fumble and
rumbled 36 yards for a
touchdown late in the quar-
ter to knot the score.
Cottondale went back
on top in the second peri-
od,before Ranie knotted it
again on a 6-yard scoring
Cottondale added
another touchdown before
the half.
The first Bierman-to-
Baker touchdown brought
Wewahitchka within a point-,
but the extra point kick was
blocked and Cottondale
added another touchdown
before the Gators mounted
their comeback.
That comeback was
aided by opportunistic
defense, as Joey Shipman
came up with a key inter-
ception and the Gators

recorded three critical
Baker also had an inter-
ception as Wewahitchka
held the Hornets to just
200 yards of total offense.
Tyler Bush paced the
defense with 14 tackles and
three sacks. J.J. Roberts,
Roy Suber and Clarence
Gray added 12 tackles
The Gators host Jay at
7 p.m. CT on Friday night.
In junior varsity action
last week, the Gators beat
visiting Port St. Joe 14-0.
Kenny Fisher carried
14 times for 139 yards and
scored both of the game's
touchdowns. Fisher also
had a 14-yard punt return.
Chance Knowles added
95 yards on 10 carries.
Defensively, Knowles
had seven tackles, Billy

Peak had six tackles,
including one for a loss,
and Ryan Walding also
added six tackles.

Cottondale 7 14 7 0
Wewahitchka 7 7.6
12 32
First quarter
WHS Luckie 35 fum-
ble return (Lewis kick)
Second quarter
WHS Ranie 6 run
(Lewis kick)
Third quarter
WHS Baker 31
pass from Bierman (kick.
Fourth quarter
WHS Baker 27 pass-'
from Bierman (run failed)
WHS 0 Bierman 20 run'
(run failed)

2) 32-28 last Ffiday night.
The Gators fell behind
in the opening half as a punt
return and blocked punt
helped the Hornets build a
21-14 halftime lead..
"I think we kind of over-
looked them a littlebit," said
Wewahitchka coach Todd
Lanter. "We had that punt
return for a touchdown and
a blocked punt and other
than that we pretty much

a 20-yard scamper on a
midline play with just over
6:30 left in the game which
turned out to be the game-
Bierman was also 8
of 13 .through the air for
161 yards and two touch-
Wewahitchka got 98
yards rushing from Ryan
Ranie on 16 carries.
Dee Baker -catght 6

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Wewa Finishes

St ong in Meet

The Wewahitchka cross
country team traveled to
Tallahassee, Sept. 9.
The boys' team finished
eighth out of 14 team.'The
top runner was Billy Naylor
who finished 15th in a time
of. 18:51. Chris Murphy fin-
ished at 19:37. Josh Mitchell
in 19:48, Geoffrey Manor
in 22:52, Matthew Miller m
22:53. Austin Ldell in 23:19,
Taylor Smith 23:01, Daniel
House in 23:27 and Benjamin
Taylor 30:48. The girls' team
was led by Natalya Miller who
finished in 25:27. Ellen Manor
fuiished at 27:06, Arielle Bragg
at 28:56 and Allison Lewis
in 31:37. Wewahitchka tray-
els to Fyank Brown Park on,
Thursday, Sept. 14 to compete
against Arnold.


Wewahitchka High School

Dee Baker
Baker, a senior wide receiver,
had 6 receptions for' 133 yards
and scored on passes of 31 and
27 yards as the Gators downed
Cottondale 32-28.

Bush, a junior outside line-
backer, recorded 14 tackles and
three quarterback sacks in leading
the Wewahitchka defense in the
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The Beach Blast Triathi*
The Beach Blast Trlathlons

By Brian Marshall
On September 23rd
Triathlon returns to the Beacon
HillPark. 'Only this time around,
thing are getting serious. The
third edition of the Beach Blast
Triathlon will be an'Olympic
Distance event. The Olympic
distance is much more difficult
'than the previous two Sprint
events.. The competitors will
swimr .9, miles, in the Gulf of
Mexico then mount their bikes
for a 25 mile ride up Highway
386. then back to Beacon Hill
Park for a 6.2 mile run through
St. Joe Beach.
The Beach Blast Sprint
Triathlon this spruig was a tre-
mendous success, even though
the weather was uncooperative.
The participants were greeted
by torrential rains while begin-
nmin the biking leg of the race.
The ram continued through the
run and created very inspir-
ing image of athletes push-
ing through the pain and the
weather. As luck would have it
the rain stopped by the end of
the race and everyone enjoyed

the post-race festivities.
The prospect of compet-
ing in a Triathlon can be very
intimidating for, most. people.
The portion ofthie.einhaUs.,.
always most challenging-ior ath- -
letes is the swim. wlich takes"
place in the Gulf of Mexico.
Waves, water temperature and
simple fear of the unknown can
keep many would be Triathletes
from attempting this race. It is
for this reason that the event
also includes a Duathlon. This
race follows the same course as
the triathlon except the swim is
replaced with a 3.1 mile run.
This takes away the excuse of
*oh, I am not a swimmer'.
There is also one more
option for those who are still
intmunidated by the race. This
event will allow relay teams to
participate. The race can be
broken up anyway the team
desires and prizes are awarded
for relay teams as well as indi-
The previous Beach Blast.
events were. a tremendous suc-
cess and brought many' new

visitors to the area. There were -
around 150 participants and a,'
good time was had by all. One'
of the great things about triath-
Ion races is that- only a hand-
ful, of people ,are there with
the idea of winning. The rest :
of the participants are there
to test themselves and enjoy
the camaraderie of likeminded
The, organizers of this,
event -would like to ask for,,
everyone's caution and patience,
for the brief amount of,time,
when Highway 98 \\illbe closed,,
to allow transition from' the
swimming event to the biking..
Please be courteous to all event
participants and volunteers so
we can continue to make this a
positive and safe event for our
local area.
Ifyou would like additional-
information about this race as
a participant or to volunteer
please visit MACROBUTTON
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Port St. Joe Downs Chipley

By Tim Croft
Florida Freedom
The Port St. Joe offense
stubbed its toe with consisten-
cy Friday night, but the Shark
defense made sure the home
team remained upright.
Port St. Joe's defense
smothered Chipley for nearly
the entire 48 minutes and
the Tigers self-destructed
at a critical juncture as the
Sharks (2-1) came away with
a 10-0 victory on the night
they honored Port St. Joe's
first state championship team
from 1971.
The key was the Tigers
ilrability to move the ball with
avi efficiency.
Chipley .1-2) got 99 rush-
ing yards from quarterback/
halfback Josh Potter' but
added just 95 yards of offense
td Potter's total. The Tigers
did not help themselves with
12 penalties for 105 yards
and three lost fumbles
Those miscues occurred
at the most inopportune
' Down 3-0 on Austin
Peltier's 22-yard first-quar-
ter field and driving inside.
the Port St. Joe 20 with just '
under three minutes left in
the first half, Potter found
Danzell Everett in the right
Everett rolled down the
sideline to the Shark 2 but

was sandwiched by three
tacklers and coughed up the
ball which Port St. Joe's Mike
Quinn pounced on in the end
Late in the third quarter,
the score still 3-0, Chipley,
from the Shark 12, appeared
to score the go-ahead touch-
Hunter Park, who rotated
with Potter at quarterback,
connected on a deep fade
route to Zach Lee in the deep
left corner of the end zone.
Lee, however, was called
for offensive pass interference
and the Chipley bench and
coaches were subsequently

called for two consecutive
unsportsmanlike penalties,
killing the drive.
Take away those two
junctures of the game and the
Tigers never threatened.
"Our defense played excel-
lent, you have to say that,"
said Port St. Joe coach John
Palmer. "I was real proud of
the way they played tough all
The performance was
that much more notable in
that the Shark defense played
without cornerback Mike
Byrd, likely out for the season
with a knee injury, linenian
Patrick Bailey, injured in the


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Fullback Ashley Davis paced the Shark offense with 111 rush-
ing yards on 14 carries.

Shark Golfers Win TriMeet

The Port St. Joe golf team
won one of their two matches
last week. On Tuesday, Sept. 5,
they lost to the Wakulla private,
school at their home turf, the
Wildwood Country Club. Port
S! t. Joe narrowly won their tri-
meet against Holmes County
and,,..Clupley, at Marianna's
Great Oakes course two days.
later, Sept. 7. '


Soundly defeating Port St.
Joe 191 team score, Wakulla
County's top four golfers.accu-
mulated a combined team
score of 150. Sam Ellmer shot
a 45 for the nine-hole course
and was the medallist for the
Sharks. The lowest individual
score for Wakulla was a 34.
After the regular exhibi-
tions end. Wakulla County will
host district tournaments at
the Wildwood CotmtrvyClub.
"I scheduled us to 'play
there twice (before districts),
so we can familiarize our-
selves with the course," Head
Coach Jim Belin comment-
ed, undaunted by the loss

Grant Rish and Jacob
Combs supplied two addi-
tional scores of 46 and 54.
respectively. A latecomer for
the Shark golf roster, Eric
Braumbaugh, also shot a 46.
tying Rish for second. Hayes
PhLlyaw and Mason Adkison
also played. finishing the
course in 56 and 62 shots.

Great Oakes

Opposing the Holmes'
County and Chipley' High
Schools, Port St. Joe fin-

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PSJ golf team player Eric

opener against Blountstown
but likely back next week and
Shane Duty, a junior line-
backer who is week-to-week
with a leg injury.
"We are making prog-
ress," said defensive coordi-
nator Chuck Gannon, adding
that with limited depth Port
St. Joe can not afford many
more injuries to key players.
The Sharks, as they head
toward district play, can also
not afford the sort of mis-
takes which seemed to pre-
vent them from finding a flow
on offense.
Port St. Joe committed
nine penalties for 85 yards
and lost one fumble. Several
running plays were one
missed block or assignment
from adding to the score-
The Sharks rushed for
286 yards on 42 carries,
totaling 293 yards in offense
and generally controlling the
tempo and melting the clock.
Port St. Joe capitalized on
a Potter fumble on Chipley's
opening drive by pounding
63 yards to the Chipley 5
to set up Peltier's field goal.
Ashley Davis (16 carries for
111 yards) did most of the
damage, including a 42-yard
Following Everett's fum-
ble into the end zone in the
second period. ,Port St. Joe
marched from its 20 to the
Chipley 37 before Peltier was
inches short from 47 yards as
time ran out in the quarter.
The teams traded pen-
alties, turnovers and punts
for much of the second half
before the Sharks mounted
the clinching drive starting at
their 40 with 8:40 to play.
On a third-and-10 from
the Chipley 49 Jordan McNair
(six carries for 88 yards), as
he had several times before,
got into the open field on a
reverse and turned it into

ished first on Thursday in the
tri-meet at Marianna. Their
team score was 196.. Holmes
County tailed them with 197
and Chipley completed with
214. Rish, with a 45, became
the medallist for the Sharks.
Taking the honor of match
medallist, Holmes County had
a score of 44.
Second for the Shark golf-
ers. Ellmer shot 49. Each con-
tributing with a 51 to the team
score. Combs and Philyaw
tied for third. Braumbaugh's
52 did not count toward 'the
team score. Adkison finished
in 56 strokes.

After three matches and
36 holes, Rish possesses the
lowest average of 43.75 per,

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Austin Peltier's first-quarter field goal would be all the points
the Sharks would need.

a 31-yard gain, with Chipley
flagged for a personal foul on
the tackle.
From the 10 Davis bar-
reled over left tackle for eight
yards and Quinn covered the
final two yards on a quarter-
back draw and the win was
sealed at 10-0 after Peltier's
extra-point kick.
\Ve have to elmi-nate the
mistakes." Pahner said. 'They

really hurt us.
"The effort was there'
which was good, but the exe-
cution was not."

Chipley- 000 0 0 ,
Port St. Joe 3 0 0 7 10
First quarter
PSJ Peltier FG 22
Fourth quarter
PSJ Quinn 2 run (Peltieil

Tim Crotll'he S'tar
The Shark defense held Chipley to less than 200 yards
offense and the Tigers hurt themselves with 105 penalty yards.

nine holes. Second is Ellmer
with 48.75. Braumbaugh, who
has only played 18 holes, has
a flat 49. Playing all 36 holes,
Combs has 52.5, Philvaw
54, and Adkison 58. .Kevin
Quaranta shot an average of
59 after 18 holes.



Allowed during the regular
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and two quarterback sacks as Port
St. Joe's defense dominated Chipley
in a 10-0 win.

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Thursday, September 14, 2006 SECTION B

The Reunion Must Go On

By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
For the past several years, former
Wewahitchka High School teacher Betty
Halloway has helped Eddie Belle White
plan the annual Wewahitchka High School
Class of 1930-58 Reunion.
This year, Halloway feared the reunion
would be cancelled. ,
The 84-year-old White had suffered
through a year of ailments, and was con-
valescing at the hospital a few weeks
before the annual gathering at First United
Methodist Church.
. She had already missed several days
qof work at her beauty salon, an uncustom-
ary absence for the oldest practicing hair-
dresser in Florida.
As White's customers anxiously await-
ed her return, Halloway fretted over the
Halloway stopped worrying when the
phone rang and she heard White's distinc-
tive southern accent issue a command.

"Meet me at the house at 2:30. I'm get-
ting out of the hospital, and we're working
on that reunion."
White has organized the reunion for
the last 16 years. She pledged to attend
this year's event even if she had to be car-
ried in on a stretcher.
On Saturday afternoon, White entered
the Methodist Church Fellowship Hall with
the aid of a walker, but looked every bit the
charming hostess.
Her nails were painted red, diamonds
flashed on her fingers, and she. held a
carefully composed list of the afternoon's
The reunion began at 3 p.m. (CT)
and White made sure dinner was served
promptly at 5 p.m.
She kept things moving with her sig-
nature wit, trading barbs with her class-
mates and making sure everyone was
White kicked things off by presenting
awards to Wewahitchka educators, the

Despina Williams/The Star
Bears clad in Wewahitchka Gator- attire served as table centerpieces.

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Despina Williams The Star
Betty Halloway and Eddie Belle White take a breather after Saturday's Wewahitchka High School
,Class of 1930-58 Reunion. White has organized the event for the last 16 years.

reunion's oldest attendees and those who
traveled the longest distances.
Former Wewahitchka school teacher
Lorraine. Norton held the distinction of
being the oldest person in the room; She
was born April
15. 1912, the
day the Titanic
W Nl i t e I
called Norton a .

dear friend and
her "prowling"
companion at
"She can't
see to drive
and I can't hear.
so we make a
very good pair."
White said.
Norton accept-
ed her award.
White tried in
vain to sum-
mon others to
the podium.
"If there's

anybody who is 90 years old, please stand
up," beckoned White.,
When no one rose, she taunted her

(See REUNION on Page 11 B)

Despina WilliamsThe Star
At age 94, former Wewahitchka school teacher Lorraine Norton was the old-
est person in the room. She was born the day the Titanic sank.

By Marie
", Star Staff

This is the stor- of a
He was named after
whose triuinph over utri

Trials of Job
Logan where he came from or how he managed to be
Writer on a deserted stretch of Long AAvenue one day
or night about three months ago.
4 dog named Job. No one knew about Job the dog after
the biblical character someone ran over him with a veuhcle and left
paralleled tribulations him at the hit-and-run site.

made the name synonymous with adversity and
residency of spirit.
Job the dog is not famous or old. but lie is
a survivor i,the purest sense of the word.

All My Trials, Lord...
No one knows the origin of Job the dog,

No one saw Job the dog, m fact. for about
35 days and nights after the incident.
For roughly five weeks Job the dog crawled
through the woods bordering that section of
Long Avenue. between Port St. Joe High School
and U.S. 98. dragging his broken body through
the trees and undergrowth and ditches by only

the power of his front legs.
You see, when that vehicle struck Job the
dog, it did not just hit him a glancing blow. The
vehicle ran simultaneously over both hind legs,
breaking the leg bones completely apart.
Job the dog crawled off the road into the'
ditch, then into the woods, where his will to
lhie pushed him to survive no one knows how.
- for roughly, five weeks, drinking what little.
rain water he found in the ditches and low-lying
places he dragged himself through.
There was nothing for Job the dog to eat, so
he became weaker and sicker, and his muscles
atrophied the farther he crawled looking for
something. someone to help him, to alleviate
the excruciating pain he was in.
For five weeks Job the dog crawled through
the pain and tried to forage, while cartilage
began re-forming around the broken bones,

Marie Logan/The Star
while his lacerated skin began closing, and
while his stomach shrank from starvation.,
For five weeks Job the dog suffered the
trials and tribulations and physical agony of his
biblical namesake..
Then one day a woman named Victoria
saw him by the side of the road and stopped
to see if she could help. The first set of Job the
dog's trials were over. but the second wave of
tribulations was soon to begin.

...Soon Be Over
Eighteen year old Victoria McCall was on
the way to see her aunt, Vanessa Dykes, when
she saw a dog on the side of Long Avenue.
The dog did not move when she drove past
it, and Victoria, seeing how badly injured the

(See JOB on Page 9B) .




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Ms. Hand graduated from Wewahitchka High School
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After fifty years of mar-
riage, Red and Rita Todd'will
renew their wedding vows onP
Sunday, Sept. 24 at 2:00 p.m.
at the Hope Family Worship
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Red and Rita will be givenr
by their children immediately
following. All friends and rela-
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Roberts Celebrate 50th

60th Wedding Anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Ramsey will be celebrating their 60th
wedding anniversary with a reception hosted by their children,
Ray and Sue Ramsey, Catherine and Jobie Barfield, Shelly and
Tommy Oliver, Willie and Shirley Ramsey, Alford and Laura
R.ajnse. and Carol and David Horton. The reception will be held
on Sunday. September 24 from 2 until 4 p.m. at Long Avenue
Baptist Church Family Life Center, Port St. Joe.
Frenchie and Wesley were married at Jeffersonville, GA on
September 28, 1946 and moved to Port St. Joe in 1952 where
they were owners and operators of The Star Publishing Co. until
their retirement in July, 1999.
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Education Encore is a program of non-credit enrichment courses for adults

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Mr. James (Benny) Roberts and Ann Clayton Kenney Roberts
celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary on September 13,
2006. A special dinner was given by their children and grand-
children on September 2, at the Owl. Cafe in Apalachicola,
Florida. The couple has three children, Sarah Ann and' son-
in-law Dr. Frank Abbott, Jim and daughter-in-law Elizabeth
Roberts, Thomas and daughter-in-law Tomoko Roberts and
six grandchildren, Chris Abbott, Dabney Abbott, Sarah Beth
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John and Traci Cullen of
Port St. Joe are proud and
excited to announce the birth of
their son, John Francis Cullen
IV. John was born August 5,
2006 at Gulf Coast Medical
Center in Panama City and
weighed 6 lbs. 14 oz. And was
20V1 inches long. Beloved fam-
ily members include grand-
parents Sterling and Tina
Peiffer of Port St. Joe, Ginger
Cullen of Panama City, and
the late John Cullen II, for-
merly of Port St. Joe, great
grandmother Lucille Peiffer of
Palmyra, Pennsylvaniaj and
great grandparents Louise
Powell and Dwight Johnson,
both of Cullman, Alabama.

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Daughters of the

American Revolution
Constitution Week Sept.
17 through Sept. 23
Master Jonathan James
Laine "J.J.", son of Julie and
Eli Duarte & William Laine
proclaims September 17-23 as
Constitution Week for the Saint
Joseph Bay Chapter, Daughters
pf the American Revolution of
PFrt St. Joe, Florida.
S, The Liberty Bell was actu-
ally cast long before America
became a nation; the famed,
historic bell was ordered from
London caster Thomas Lister
in 1751 to hang in the new
state house in Philadelphia.
know Independence Hall). The
bell arrived in good condition,
,Sept. 1, 1752 but while being
tested, a stroke of the clap-
per caused it to crack. The
bell was recast and, again, it
proved to be defective. Recast a
third time, the bell was hung in
June, 1753 and used for many
occasions, especially July 8,
1776 when the Declaration of
Independence was proclaimed.
It was in 1835 when, toll-
ing the funeral of Chief Justice
John Marshall, the bell cracked
and was removed for repairs. It
now hangs in a frame above
a .small platform in the ves-
tibule of Independence Hall,
Philadelphia, Pa.
"Proclaim Liberty' through-
out all the land unto all the.
inhabitants therof." This is the
inscription on the Liberty Bell.
The Bay Saint Joseph Chapter,
Daughters of. the American
9Rekolition, would like to bring
the memory of the r singing bells
bi observing Constitution Week,
Sept. 17 to 23, 2006.

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Military speakers available
Looking for a speaker for your next community function?
Tyndall has a base speaker's bureau to provide speakers in
the community free of charge. Subjects can range from general
military to a specific topic. For more information or to arrange
a speaker, contact 325th Fighter Wing public affairs office at
Commissary case lot sale
The Tyndall Commissary will have a case lot sale Sept. 15-
17. Case lot sales offer shoppers the chance to buy bulk quan-
tities of their favorite products at savings of up t'o 50 percent
or more. For more information, call 283-4825 or go to www.
Armed Forces Voter's Week
Armed Forces Voter's Week, a Department of Defense-wide
event to promote voting awareness to military members and
their dependents, continues through Saturday. Although there
is no presidential election this year, many states have impor-
tant congressional or gubernatorial elections Nov. 7. The pro-
cedures and deadlines to vote absentee vary from state to state.
Members and dependents should complete a Federal Postcard
Application to receive an absentee ballot. More information is
available online at, which has specific instruc-
tions for each state, or active-duty members can contact their
unit voting assistance officers.
RAO here may close soon
The Retirees Activities Office may close soon unless more
people volunteer to keep it running. The RAO provides a source
of information for the retiree community about pay and entitle-
ments, vehicle registration, identification cards and more.
Office hours are 9 a.m. to nooni Tuesday, Wednesday, and,
Thursday. Volunteers can work as many or as few hours per
week as they desire. For more information or to volunteer, call
283-2737, or e-mail
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Christina Jones points to where she wants a heart painted on
her face by Jan Sheffield, a family readiness consultant from the
Airman and Family Readiness Center at Tyndall Air Force Base.
More than 100 Tyndall Airmen, who will be deploying during the
next few weeks, gathered with their families at the Enlisted Club
Aug. 30 for the "Warrior Farewell" ceremony. The ceremony fea-
tured activities ior children and information from base agencies to
help families prepare for the upcoming deployment. (U.S. Air Force
photo by 1st Lt. Amanda Ferrell)

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Miss Ginger Nichole Taylor
and Mr. John Paul Bernal were
united in marriage on Friday,
June 30, 2006, at five o'clock in
the evening. The wedding was
held at St. John the Evangelist
Catholic Church in Panama
City, Florida, with Reverend
Father Terrence Keller and
Deacon Earl Mirus co-officiat-
Ginger is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Steed of
Tallahassee, Florida. She is
the granddaughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Houston E. Ramsey of
Port St. Joe and Ms. Joyce
Newsome of Panama City and
the late Mr. Bobby Gene Taylor
of Eastpoint, Florida, Reverend
Father and Mrs. Terrence Keller
of Columbus, Georgia, and Mrs.
and Mrs. Arlan Swartwood, of
Shalimar, Florida.
John Paul is the son of
Mr. And Mrs. Rob Whaley of
Wilson, North Carolina and
John Bernal of Port St. Joe. He
is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs.
Richard Bernal of Port St. Joe,
Peggy Thorne of Sims, North
Carolina and Mr. and Mrs.
George Thorne of Middlesex,
North Carolina.
Given in marriage by her
parents, and escorted by her
father, the bride wore elegant,
strapless. gown of diamond
white satin embellished with
beading of iridescent sequins,
bugle beads, crystals and rhine-
stones covering the -princess
waistline bodice. The A-line
skirt was complimented with
crystal buttons adorning the
length of the chapel train. She
wore a fingertip veil attached
to a crystal tiara to complete
her ensemble. She>carried a
beautiful bouquet of light and
dark pink "and wory sweet-
heart roses pink, asparagus
fern greenery and white satin
Brooke Lee. the bride's
cousin and Erica Bryant. friend
of the bride served as brides-
maids. They wore formal pink.
a-line gowns of satin draped
with organza and carried suti-
lar bouquets of sweetheart roses
in various shades of pink. The
flower girl. Samraitha Taylor.
sister of the bride, wore a pink
floor-length satin dress with an



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organza bodice bow. She also
carried a hand bouquet of pink
The groom wore a black
tuxedo with ivory vest and tie
and a boutonniere of miniature
pink roses. Jason Lee, cous-
in of the bride, Glen Bryant
friend of the groom, and Chad
Thorne, brother of the groom
served as groomsmen. Pete
Bernal, cousin of the groom
was the ring bearer.
A dinner and dance recep-
tion followed at the Woman's
Club of Panama City. After
the reception the newlyweds
lodged at a honeymoon suite
in a nearby hotel where they
later departed for a cruise to
the Caribbean. The couple will
make their home in Panama
City, Florida.


Society Event

Saturday, Monday,
September 17

Public welcome to partici-

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The community is invited
to join Covenant Hospice at
noon on Thursday, September
14 in the Panama City Mall,
center court, to kick off the
2007 Mask Parade. Covenant
Hospice's Mask Parade Exhibit
and Gala is a premier annual
fundraising event now in its
fifth year. The primary event
is a Gala that features themed
entertainment and auctions
of ceramic masks painted by

I Whether buying or selling, for the

Pet of the Week

Available now for adop-
tion from the St. Joseph
Bay Humane Society -

Buffy, Jack Russell
Terrior, (Pictured); Riley -
- 3 months old chocolate
lab pup; Lance, a beautiful
male with blue eyes, Ike &
Mike, 7 1/2 months old B/T
hounds (1st shots), Zane,
a nice male white english;
Molly, a nice White english
bulldog female; Boots, a 14
week old male kitty.
Always kittens! Come
Please visit Faith's Thrift
Hut, 1007 Tenth Street.
Volunteers appreciated.


service you deserve, call
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Broker Associate
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First Ever Area Home And Garden Show Covenant Hospice Kicks Off Mask Parade Season -

Sitting in on a meeting with the Social Committee for
the Forgotten Coast Builder's Asso'ciation, one can't help but
notice a buzz of excitement in the air. They've been planning
the Forgotten Coast's first ever Home and Garden Show for
the past several months. With the event date of September 16
- 17, 2006 right around the corner, they are finally beginning
to realize the rewards of all their hard work.
"This event is going to be like none the Forgotten Coast has
ever seen before," commented Dayle Flint, Executive Officer
of the Forgotten Coast Builder's Association, "Our team has
been working diligently to create an event that the community
will enjoy, hopefully for years to come." The Home and Garden
Show will take place at the Constitution Convention Museum
and State Park in Downtown Port St. Joe,. FL. Local and area
vendors will showcase their wares with indoor and 'outdoor
booths. "We will also have live music, great food, and some
fun activities for the kids," said J'aime Kent of Pure Design, a
Social Committee.Member .
The Home and Garden Show will be a great way for the
community to get involved and share the growth and prosperity
that our area is experiencing. "It's going to be a great event for
the whole family," said Mary Seymour of Alternative Electric
LLC, also a Social Committee member, "It will be a great place
to meet other members of the community and see'what they're
doing to make a difference."
If you are interested in being involved in the Home
and Garden Show or learning more about the weekend's
planned activities, please contact Dayle Flint at the FCBA
liy calling 850.653.1666.

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national celebrities and local
Learn how you can become
a mask artist, sponsor or
volunteer for this incredible
event while enjoying a
complimentary lunch. Also, be
among the first to get.a sneak
preview of the exciting gala
entertainment .as the theme
for this year's gala is revealed.
For more information contact
Covenant Hospice at 785-3040

,Charlie and Dana Black
Covenant Hospice and John Mazz will perform
gently serves over 1,100 during the evening.
Tickets are $30 with a
ents daily and is a not-for- cash bar.
fit organization dedicated There will be silent and
providing comprehensive, live auctions and a drawing for
-i paiet a 1979 Corvette.
passionate care to patients Allproceeds benefit the St.
loved ones facing life Joseph' Bay Humane Society.
ting illnesses regardless of For tickets e-mail bowwow
ability to pay. t For more information go

Covenant Hospice Hosts Free Volunteer Workshop.

Covenant Hospice needs
compassionate volunteers in
the Bay and Gulf County
areas who 'are interested in
making a difference in the
lives of patients with life-
limiting illnesses and their
families. A two-day volunteer
training workshop will be
held Thursday and Friday on
Sept. 21 and 22 from 8 am
1 pm at Covenant Hospice's
Education Center located at

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107 W. 19th, St. in Panama
Volunteers are wanted
for patient/family support,
nursing home visits,
bereavement support,
fundraising events and
P.A.W.S. (Pets are Working
Saints). The program is free
and open to the community.,
Breakfast and lunch will be
The contributions made

by volunteers are invaluable
and allow Covenant Hospice,,
a non-profit organization, to
continue to provide a very
special kind of caring to those
with life-limiting illnesses
and their families. regardless
of their ability to pay. To
register or to. learn more, call
Shelley Frazier at 785-3040.



Betty Ward Clark

Betty Ward 'lark,. of
Littletoii. Colorado, passed
away on. August 29th, 2006,
following.a 14 year battle with
breast cancer. She was born
;to the late Albert Ward and
Monica Stone, in Pensacola,,
Florida. Betty grew up in Port
St. Joe, FL. She attended
Stephens College, in Missouri,
'and. the.University of Colorado,
earning a degree in Medical
Technology. Betty was very
active in many community orga-
nizations, including the Kappa
Kappa Gamma sororib'. the
Junior League of Denver and
the Arapahoe County Multi-
Disciplinary Team. :She. also
helped in the establishment of
the Mile High transplant Bank
and .Families First. Betty is
'survived by her husband of 41
years, Dr. Donald Clark; chil-
dlren, Daniel (Jeri) Clark and
'Monica (Peter) Jacobs; moth-
er, Monica Ward Stone; and
sisters Monica(Bud) Reed,
and: Brenda Ward., A service
was held at St. Gabriel the
Archangel Episcopal Church
',on Friday, Septembe., 1st. In
lieu of flowers, donations can
be made .to the St. Gabriel
the Archangel Episcopal,
Church. 6190 E. Quincy Ave.

Englewood, CO 80111; Susan
G. Komen Breast Cancer
Foundation, 1835 Franklin
Street, Denver. CO 8021'5:
Bonfils Blood Center, Parkway-
Center, Bldg. #2, 541 West
Highlands Ranch Parkway,
Highlands Ranch, CO 80129;.
!or Hospice of Metro Denver,
510 S. Cherry St., Denver, CO
80246 A Memorial Service will
be held in Port St. Joe which
will be announced later.

Dorothy Louise Norred

DorothyLouiseNorred, 79,
died Wednesday, .September 6,
2006, in Panama City sur-
rounded by her family. A
graveside service was held at
11:00AM Friday at Magnolia
Cemetery in Apalachicola.
Comforter Funeral Home
in .Port St. Joe handled all
arrangements. She was .born
in Lebanon, Tenn.' on Sept. 26,
1926 and had been a resident
of Apalachicola since 1948.
She was preceded in death
by her husband, Emmette
Joel "Papa Joe" Norred. She
is survived by two sons, Joel
Norred (and wife Susan) of
Apalachicola and Gainesville,
and Stan Norred (and wife
Sandee) of Apalachicola; a
daughter, Evena Rogers of

Apalachicola; nine grandchil-
dren; and 10 great-grandchil-
dren who affectionately knew
her as their "Muggie".

Edgar L. Smith
Mr. Edgar L. Smith, 82, of
Port Saint Joe, passed \away
Friday, September 8, 2006
in a Panama City hospital.
Mr. Smith was born in Opp,
AL had been a resident, of
Port Saint Joe since 1942,and
served in the Navy during
WWII. He was retired from
St. Joe Paper Company, was a
Mason, and a member of the
First Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife
,of 66 years, Evelyn Smith of
Port Saint Joe; his daughter,'
Patsy Haddan, and Husband
Don of Slocum, AL; his son,
Gerald Smith of Port Saint
Joe; four grandchildren; two
great-grandchildren; two great-
great-granidchildren; three
sisters, 'Thelma Scidini of
Santee, SC, Sybil Jaggears of

Madison, and Sandra Childs
of Chattahoochee; also many
nieces and nephews.
,He was prededed in death
by a sister, Polly and a brother,
The funeral service will
be held at 11:00 a.m. EDT'
.Monday, Sept. 11, 2006 from
the graveside in Holly Hill
Cemetery, conducted by the
Rev. Brent Vickery and the
Rev. Howard Browning.
Interment will follow. He
will lie in state at the Comforter
Funeral Home from 4:00 until
6:00 p.m. Sunday at the funer-
al home. Those who wish may,
make'doniiations in his memo-
ry to the First Baptist Church
of Port Saint Joe.
All services are under the.
direction of the Comforter
Funeral Home.

Eileen Zeis-Branesky

Eileen Zeis-Branesky, 75,
of Wales, ND, passed away
Tuesday September 5, 2006

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at the home of her daughter.
Judy Campbell, in Port St.
Joe, Florida .
Eileen' Mane Zeis was
born' Noveniber 7, 1930 to
Matt and Bertha (Dosmainn)
Zeis at Wales, ND. .She attend-
ed school at Wales. graduating
in the class of 1948. Eileen
resided in Wales and.was active
in the community as a busi-
ness owner, member of the
St. Michael's Catholic Church
and its Altar Society and the
Wales City Park Board. She
retired in 1988. ,.Eileen was
united in marriage to George
Branesky: on November 2,
2002. As a, winter residents,
in Florida, they attended St.-
Joseph's Catholic Church of.
Port St. Joe, Eileen loved her
family and was happiest when
she was able to spend time
with them.
Eileen is survived by
husband George of Langdon,
ND, her daughter, Judy,
Campbell-: of Port St. Joe,
Florida, her son, Wayne and
wife Denise (DeMars) Restad
of Roseau, MN, grandchil-

dren: Michelle (Bruce) Berlin.
Matthew (Latrese); Restad,
Nathan Restad, David Restad,
Sarah Restad, Luke Restad,
Donald (Patricia) Campbell,.
Lance (Tami) Campbell, Rdy
.(Suzette) Campbell and Seth
Campbell, great-grandchil-
dren:' Joshua. Samuel andi
Maria Berlin, Lacey. Faith and,
Emily Restad, Grayson. Riley.
Colin, Noah, Alex, Dakota, and
Skye Campbell, her brother,
James Zeis of Fargo and sister
Mary (Franklin) Lothspeich of
Pelican Rapids, MN.
Eileen-was preceded in
death by her parents, Matt and
!Bertha Zeis; former husbands,
Loren Restad and Elmer Ryan;
brothers, Allen and' Benedict;'
and sisters, Violet Gunderson,
Linda Docken and Anna
A Fineral Mass was held
on Saturday September 9,
2006 at 10:00am at the. St.
Michael's Catholic Church of
Wales, ND.
Interment took place at St.
Michael's Catholic Cemetery,
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Join the Bow-

Wow Bash

Bring a pet and join the
fun on Saturday, Sept. 30 when
the St. Joseph Bay Humane
Society sponsors Paws in the
Park and Bow Wow Bash.
The festivities begin at 9
a.m. and end with a demon-
stration by the Gulf County
Sheriff's Office canine unit at
1 p.m.
All events are at Centennial
Park behind the Centennial
Building in Port St. Joe.
A 5K run (dog optional)
drops the flag on the fun at
8 a.s.
A family walk in the park
with a well-behaved dog comes
at 9 a.m. followed by a look-a-
like contest dogs and owners
- at 9:30 a.m.
There will also be a smart-
est tricks contest as well -as
competition to identify the.
best-dressed pet.
Lunch, donated by the
Lions Club and cooked by
volunteers from the South
Gulf County Volunteer Fire
Department, will be served
from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. -
Following the day's action,
the Bow Wow Bash, a casual
evening of music, food and
drink will take place in the
Centennial Building from 6-10

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(850) 229-811 (850) 227-1818 Workers' Compensation
(850) 229-8111 (850) 227-1818 (850) 227-1159 (850) 229-8211

Annual Women's

Day Program

The Women of Philadelphia Primitive
tlaptist Church will be observing their-
Annual Women's Day Program on the
Third Sunday, September 17 at 11:00
AM. Everyone is invited to come help the
Women of Philadelphia Primitive Baptist
celebrate this occasion.
The speaker will be Minister Yvonne

Blood Drive Monday

The First Baptist Church and the
American Red Cross will host a blood
drive on Monday, Sept. 18 from 2 p.m. to 7
p.m. (ET) at the church fellowship hall.
-, A positive id is required to donate, and
all donors will receive a free T-shirt.
For more information, call 1-800-GIVE-
LIFE or visit the website www.GiveLife.

Church of God in

Christ Founder's Day
The Church of God in Christ Gulf Coast
District Missionary Installation Service
installing Deborah Crosby will take place
at 3 p.m. ET on Sept. 23.
For additional information please con-
tact Lois Byrd at 229-6092.
Your presence, support and prayers
are greatly appreciated
Thanks in advance for your participa-'
tron. Come and be blessed.
SThe Port St. Joe, Church of God in
_Christ is located at 163 Avenue D.
Elder David Woods, Jr. Pastor.

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One Church One

Child of Florida Inc.

Adoption/Foster Care & God Parent
Orientation Class

You can help save a Child through
Adoption/Foster Care & God Parenting!

Come to an informational class and
1. The requirements for adopting and
fostering children.
"2. About the children who are waiting
for an adoptive family.
3. About the kinds of foster and adop-
tive homes needed.
4. About the God-Parenting program
& family support for children.
5. How you can make a difference in
a child's life.

Plan to Attend the Information Session
Sept. 23, 2006-2:00PM-4:OOPM
Jack L. McLean, Jr. Park Community
700 Paul Russell Road, Tallahassee,

For reservations and other informa-
tion, please contact One Church, One
Child of Florida, Inc. at 850-414-5620 or
Toll Free 1-888-283-0886. Register Today!

SThe Potter's House
Rodney G. Leaman, Pastor '
850-639-5993 850-639-4588
636 Second Street Post Office Box 631* Wewahitchka, FL 32465
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday Evening Worship 7:00 p.m.

S '- You're 4monq.rtiends at m
Oak Grove Assembly of God
David A. fernandez. Pastor
Office: 850-227-1837 Parsonage: 850-229-6271
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Vewdule/t 7i rris ,-
.Sundaye *. +, Wednesday
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.it,,rn,.' 1Lso'-,ay 10.' Sam MId Week BbleStuds ,:. 1Ir.
Xids on th .Move e O:45am Mrnistry In ActIon 6:ISpm
SCross Training Youth 6:15pm
UMen's 2Mnistry-Monday-6:30pm'
Candles Mnistry- Tuesday 7:00pm
Dynamic 's-aise ,&1Worshlp -Preachlingthe Pure Word ..

Come into

The Star

today to let everyone in the
community know what's
happening in your church!

Constitution and Mkonument Tort St. Joe
(850) 227-1724

Contemporay Service 9:00 a.m.
Sunday School. 10:00 a.m.
.i. ., l h:. 11:00 a.m.
Methodist Youthi Fellowship: 6:00p.m.
,. i -', 00p.m.
All Times are EST

Rev. Malcolm "Mac" Fulcher
Jeff itty
Minister of Music/Youth
Deborah Loyless
Director of Children Ministries "/

Jesus is Lord and He is waiting
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S 382 Ling Street Highland View
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
Evening Service 7:00 p.m.
Discipleship Training 6:00 p.m.
Mike Westbrook, Wednesday Prayer 7:00 p.m.
Pastor 24292

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St. Joseph Parish
20th & Monument, Port St Joe, FL, 227-1417
All Mass times EDT:
Saturday: 4:00 pm, Sunday: 9:30
Monday, Thursday, Friday: 9:30. am
Wednesday: 5:30 pm
En Espanol: 8:00 am, last Sunday of Month
St. Lawrence Mission
788 N Hwy 71 Wewahitchka, FL
Sunday: 11:00 am (CDT)

"Our Church can be your home"

first Church of the Nazarene
2420 iL ,i. a Poft St. J.' fTiAn,lta : ,4'5
('850) 229-9596
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,Sunday School ............. 10 i ,
Sunday Morning Worship .......... 11
Sunday Evening Worship ......... 6 p.m.
Wednesday Evening Service ..... 7 p.m.

111 North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410

SundayWoriship Servie: 9:00 a.m. CST
S ndy School: 10:15 a,m.CST
Open Hearts. Open minds. Open doors.
The people of Mexico Betch United Methodist Church
Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor Church/Office: 648-8820

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"Touching Lives with the Love of Jesus"
Join us in worship .... o st.j~o .. y
J i u'iw... Apalachicola Panama City
10:30 Sunday Morning' Hwy. 98
7:00 Wednesday Evening < >
Pastors Andrew -.
Cathy Rutherford I' Reid Ave.
Rhema Bible Training Center graduates Family Life Church
Visit our website at:
farmilylifechurch.ret y Wewahitchka
323 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe 229-LIFE (5433)

"The Churches of Christ Salute You"
Romans 16:16

The Wewahitchka Church of Christ
Meets At 2241 Hwy. 71 South, Wewahitchka
(1/4 Mile North of the Overstreet Road)
(850) 639-5401
Sunday Bible Study 9:00 a.m. CT
Sunday Worship 10:00 a.m. & 5:00 p.m. CT
Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 p.m. CT

church of Christ
at the Beaches
Established 33 AD in Jerusalem

We meet at -~ 314 Firehouse Road
Overstreet ~ 850.647.1622
Sunday Bible Study 10:00am EST
Sunday Worship 11:00am EST
Wednesday Bible Study 7:30pm EST
"We are about our Fathers business"



9 a.m. Sunday
9:30 a.m. Sunday

Call 229-8310
P. 0. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
Corner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue I

311 Columbus St. St. Joe Beach, FL 32456
SUNDAY: General Assembly 9:45 a.m. Bible Study all ages 10 a.m.
Morning Worship 11 a.m. Evening Worship 6 p.m.
WEDNESDAY: Choir Practice 6 p.m.
Prayer Meeting & Youth Group 7 p.m.
"0 taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in Him."
Please accept this invitation to join us in worship. God bless you.n
Pastor David Nichols
Church 647-5026 Home 769-8725

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Brent Vickery, Pastor
Buddy Caswell., mirsner of Music & Education
Michael Rogers, Minister to Students
Sunday School . . . . 9:45 arn
Worship Service ......... 8:30 & 11:00 am
Disciple Training .. ............. 6:00 pm
Evening Worship . . ...... 7:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting ...........6:30 pm
Mon-Fri Devotion on 105.5 FM ... ,7:49 am ET

First Baptist Church
Located at 83 N 15th St., 'i ,.Y.. Beach
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Worship Sundays at 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Bible Studi Sundays at 9:00 a.m. (all ages)
Wednesday Prayer and Bible Study at 6:30 p.m.
Please note, all times central!
Reverend Eddie LaFountaih

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Sunday School ....................."....... 9:30 a.m.
Sunday Fellowship............ ... 10:30 a.m.
Sunday Morning Service .......... 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service .............. 6:00 p.m.
Thursday Firehouse Fellowship .... 6:00 p.m.
801 20th Street Port St. Joe 229-6707
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8:00 and 11:00 a.m. (EST) Sunday School 9:45
Child Care Provided for at 11:00 850-227-1845

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Long Avenue Baptist Church

Where Faith, Family &.

Friendship are found
Bible Study Sunday: 9:15am
Worship: 10:30aem and 7:00pm
.A variety of ministries for all ages beginning at 6:30 pm

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

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Meeting Schedule for Local Government
Gulf County School Board
The School Board meets once a month,
typically the second Tuesday of the month, though
during the summer that schedule is subject to
change. Meetings are typically conducted at dis-
trict offices located on Middle School Drive in Port
St. Joe, though during the school year the board
conducts one monthly meeting at high schools at
each end of the county.
A public hearing on the budget will be held
Sept. 13 at 4:30 p.m., followed by the School
Board's regular meeting at 6 p.m.
Postings of all School Board regular and spe-
cial meetings and workshops can be found at the
district offices.

City of Port St. Joe
The Port St. Joe City Commission conducts
regular meetings twice a month, on the first and
third Tuesdays of the month at 6 p.m. ET in the
Commission meeting room on the second floor
of City Hall on Cecil G. Costin Blvd. near Reid
Postings of all City Commission regular and
special meetings and workshops can be found at
City Hall.
City of Wewahitchka
The Wewahitchka City Commission con-
ducts regular meetings twice a month, on the sec-
ond and fourth Mondays of each month at 6 p.m.
CT in the first floor meeting room at City Hall.
Postings of all City Commission regular and
special meetings and workshops can be found at
City Hall on Second Street.
Board of County Commissioners
The Board of County Commissioners con-

. ducts regular meetings twice a month, at 6 p.m.
ET on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each
month in the Commission meeting room located
in the Robert Moore Administrative Building next
to the County Courthouse on Cecil G. Costin
Postings of all regular and special meetings
and workshops can be found at the Robert Moore
Administrative Building.
City of Mexico Beach
The Mexico Beach City Council conducts
its regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. CT on the
second Tuesday of each month in the Civic Center
located behind the business district on 30th and
31t1 Streets.
Postings of all regular and special meetings
and workshops can be found at City Hall, located
on 14t' Street, or the Civic Center.
County Economic Development Council
The EDC conducts a monthly meeting, typi-

cally during the lunch hour of the first Tuesday
of the month at Sunset Coastal Grill. For more
information contact the EDC at 229-1901.
Budget Hearings
Local residents and taxpayers should be
aware that summertime brings the budget pro-
cess to government entities around the area. All
the listed governmental bodies will be conducting
budget workshops and hearings throughout the
coming months.
We will post the times and places of all budget.
meetings, but the information will. also be avail-
able at the locations listed for finding meeting and
workshop agendas.
A note to civic organizations and.other
groups in the area: submit meeting times
and locations to the newspaper and we will
publish them each week on this page.

Seaside Repertory Theatre Partners with

Children's Volunteer Health Network

The Seaside Repertory
Theatre, the premier profes-
sional theatre company of
Northwest Florida, is proud to
announce its partnership with
Children's Volunteer Health
Network, Inc., another Walton
County non-profit organization.
Seaside Rep worked with CVHN
this past summer to provide
theatre camp scholarships to
children of the CVHN program
and also by presenting a dona-
tion to CVHN brought about
by the proceeds of one night's
production of Loot.
Throughout the summer,
Seaside Rep produced Camp
Showtime, a weekly theatre
camp that introduced children
to all aspects of theatre pro-
duction. Working with CVHN,
Seaside Rep provided scholar-
ships to dozens of children that
were eligible to attend Camp
Showtime at no cost.
SIn addition, Seaside Rep
donated proceeds from its July
7th production of Loot to CVHN.
As a benefit for being Seaside
Rep's 2006 season sponsor,
Design and Design Services of
Florida were able, to select a
charity to be the recipient of
the proceeds of one night's per-
formance. Dale Trice, owner
of Design, chose the Children's
Volunteer Health Network as the
recipient. Trice serves on both
the Seaside Repertory Theatre
and CVHN Board of Directors.
On July 30th, Seaside Rep
Managing Director, Jennifer
Steele Saunders, proudly pre-
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sented a check in the ar
of $1,235.00 to CVHN Dir
Charlotte Blanton.

About Child
Volunteer Health Net'

Children's Volunteer I
Network, Inc. is a 501(c)3
profit organization in V
County, Florida that facial
free medical, dental and
tal health care for union
or under-insured childr
Walton and Okaloosa cou
Over 60% of Walton Cou
uninsured, half of then
children. These are the
that either fall short of F1
Kidcare or either do not o
not qualify for Medicaid.
CVHN utilizes a netwi
physicians, dentists and
providers who donate theta
vices at no charge. Fror
Director, Charlotte Blanto
date, we have facilitated
300 appointments for
than 100 children. Ma
these children would not
gone to the doctor if it we:
for CVHN. Their parents
ply don't have the money.'
The spark that ig
the concept for the Chil
Volunteer Health Network
was a young boy who a
ed the after school kids
'at Point Washington U
Methodist Clihur,:h. He de
ately needed orthodontic
but his single mother di
have the resources to hav

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became a very angry young man
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"If this child gets the help he
needs, how would it change his
world?" From that thought,
CVHN was conceived.

About Seaside Repertory

kids Dedicated to providing
lorida unique entertainment in con-
r can- junction with cultural expo-
sure to residents and guests,
ork of Seaside Repertory Theatre has
other been a mainstay of the Walton
ir ser- County community for six
m the years. Seaside Rep produces an
n, "To annual summer stock season
over consisting of three main. stage
more productions, and an outdoor
ny of family production. Founded
t have in 2000, Seaside Rep is also
re not the producer of the Gulf Coast
s sim- Comedy Festival, an event that
brings together the comedic
united forms of stand-up comedy,
dren's improve comedy, and sketch
c, Inc. with performers from across
ttend- the country and the Autumn
club Playwright Festival, which cel-
Jnited ebrates a unique plavwrihlit
esper- each year with produiti, ons..
care staged readings., pane-I dis-
d not cussions, and more. Seaside
'e this Rep also produces an annual
Christmas show and provides
ongoing programs for children,
Including a tour to schools
in Walton County and sur-
rounding counties and Camp
Showtime, a summer camp.
Additional information regard-
ing show schedules, tickets,
and performance locations can
be obtained by calling 1 (850)


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The Mexico Beach Civic Association

Announces the 2nd Annual International

Coastal Cleanup in Mexico Beach

WHAT: Local volun-
teers to cleanup 3 miles
of beach along U.S. 98 in
Mexico Beach
WHO: Mexico
Beach Residents and
Visitors All Volunteers are
WHERE: Sunset Park
on U.S. Hwy 98 in Mexico
Beach (just west of El
Governor Motel)
WHEN: Saturday,
September 16, 2006 at
8:00 a.m. (concludes by
11:00 a.m.)

Background As sum-
mer draws to a close,
the Mexico Beach Civic
Association is pleased to
announce the 21st Annual
International Coastal
Cleanup (ICC). From mod-
est beginnings, the ICC has
grown into a major world-
wide event, coordinated by
The Ocean Conservancy.
Last year, nearly 500,000
international. volunteers
lent a hand to clean up
8.2 million, pounds of
marine debris from shores,
lakes and rivers of over 70
nations, from Argentina to
In Mexico Beach, 25
volunteers.ranging from 15
to 70 plus years of age par-
ticipated last year, our first
year, joining some 25,000
other Floridians in the
global coastal cleanup. We
collected 38 bags of marine

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ways-it's all about doing tion about the items
something responsible for find, and this data is
the marine environment, toThe Ocean Conser
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step in finding solutions then compiles and
for the problem of marine ies the data in ord
debris, which can kill thou- learn more about the
sands of wildlife and fish al' debris problem,
each year, and damage sen-,: cte the.,public,, and
sitive underwater habitats. solutions. "Every pie
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your home, but if you're plan-
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,Music in the Park, Each Thursday night at 6 pm (CT)
in Sunset Park, Mexico Beach
Beach Blast Olympic Triathlon & Duathlon,
September 23, Beacon Hill Park, Great sports event
involving swimming, biking and running. More infor-
Mexico Beach Coastal Cleanup: September 16 at
Sunset Park on U.S. 98 in Mexico Beach. Begins at
8a.m. CT and ends at 11 a.m.
Paws in th Park, September 30, Centennial Park in
Port St. Joe. Festivities begin at 9a.m.

135 W. Hwy 98'
Port St Joe, Florida

Music by the Bay, Each Thursday in Frank Pate Park,
Port St. Joe
Annual Catfish Classic Fishing Tournament, October
6-7, Wewahitchka
Florida Panhandle Birding and Wildflower Festival,
October 6-8, St. Joseph Bay State Buffer Preserves, Port
St. Joe
Annual Art and Wine Festival, October 21, Driftwood
Inn, Mexico Beach .
Downtown Trick or Treat, October 31, Reid Avenue,
Port St. Joe'
The Oyster Spat Festival, Oct. 6- 8, St. George

Send Your Community. Events to:
Write To:, Fax To: Be sure to put Community News as the
The Star/Community Events (850) 227-7212 subject when mailing.
P.O. Box 308 Email To:
Port St Joe, FL 32457 Announcements are limited to 50 words,
and will run for a maximum of 4 weeks.

St. Joe's Watercolor Inn and Resort to Host The Northwest

Florida Philharmonic Orchestra on September 16

"Thrill to the Phil" con-
cert offers a melody-filled
evening under the stars at
Western Lake Amphitheater
Santa- Rosa Beach, Florida
(September 6, 2006) The
St. Joe Company announced
today that The WaterColor
Inn and Resort will host an
outdoor symphony with The
Philharmonic Orchestra in
Marina Park at the Western
Lake Amphitheatre on
September 16th at 7 p.m.
Tickets are limited; for
more information, contact
(850) 535-5008.
The Philharmonic
Orchestra, now in its sixth
performance season, has
grown dramatically under
the baton of conductor David
Ott. The orchestra \ill pres-
ent a concert titled "Thrill to
the Phil" with songs from
the American Songbook.
including, Broadwa'y show
,tunes such as "Cabaret" and
"There's No Business Like
Show Business," jazz stan-
dards like the sounds of
Louis Armstrong, big band
music, patriotic tunes and
music from the Beatles.
A "Meet the Artist" event
will be held at Cerulean's ,
located at the heart of the
WaterColor Town Center on,
30-Afor ticket holders after
the show from 9 10 p.m.
Advanced ticket purchase
is available at Cerulean's
as well; prices are $15 for
adults and $10 children or
$20-$15 the day of the show.
A variety of food and bever-
ages will be available for
purchase on the grounds.

Ticket holders are encour-
aged to bring blankets and
lawn chairs.
VIP tables are available
for $250 and include: seat-
ing up to eight guests, two
bottles of wine, a fruit and
cheese spread, and spe-
cial access to the "Meet the
Artist" pre-party from 6:00
- 6:45 p.m. at Cerulean's.
About WaterColor
WaterColor is a 499-acre
Southern coastal resort and
residential community in
Northwest Florida, directly
on the Gulf of Mexico, adja-
centto the acclaimed Grayton
Beach State Recreation Area

along south Walton County's
Scenic Highway 30A. It
is being developed by The
St. Joe Company. At full
build-out, the community is
planned to include 1,140
residences; BeachClub;
tennis center; BoatHouse;
60-room inn; commercial
space; dune walkovers and
boardwalks and a lakefront
park. Nearly half the site is
being devoted to open space
and preservation areas.
Master-planned by
Cooper, Robertson and
Partners, a New York-
based architectural firm,
WaterColor won one of eight
community design awards

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43rd Annual Florida Seafood Festival, Nov. 3-5, .
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Michael Lister will .host
a launch party for two new
books from 5-8 p.m. on
Monday, Sept. 18,' at Sunset
Coastal Grill.
Flesh and Blood is. the
,latest in a series of highly-suc-
cessful John Jordan novels
which Lister has written.
North Florida Noir is a
volume of short stories writ-
ten by area writers with back-
drops including Port St. Joe
and wartime Panama City.
Refreshments will. be
served and there will be live
entertainment and a cash bar.

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Attention All Emerald Coast

Federal Credit Union Members:

Our new building construction and remodeling
project has begun on our main office in Port Saint
Joe! Access to our front entrance, front parking,
and side parking are closed while construction
is in progress. Please park in our back parking
lot by the alley and use our rear doors for ac-
cess to the Credit Union lobby. We are sorry for
the inconvenience. Please pardon our dust as we

improve our building to better serve you our
members! Thank you!


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Port St. Joe Police Department News Report

On September 2,
around 4:00 a.m., Anthony
Bailey, age 45, of Port St.
Joe, was arrested on a war-
rant for failure to appear in
court. Bailey was taken to
the Gulf County Jail to await
first appearance.
On August 31, around
1:40 a.m., Tannis Jasmine
Boykins, age 25, of Port St.
Joe, was arrested on war-
rant for intimidation of a
witness.. While Boykins was
being arrested she was also
charged with resisting an
officer with violence. Boykins
was transported to the Gulf
County Jail to await first
On S.eptember 2,
around 3:30 a.m., James
Glenn Fallin, age 43, of Gulf
County was arrested operat-
ing a motor vehicle without,
a license. Fallin was taken to
the Gulf County Jail to await
first appearance.
On September 2,
around 12:19 a.m,, William
Joseph Bryant, age 46, of
Hartford Alabama was
arrested for driving under
the influence. Bryant was
transported to the Gulf
County Jail to await first
. On September 1, 2006
'around 9:21 p.m.. Dahiel
Thomas Garcia age 19 of
Port St. Joe was arrested,
for under age possession of
alcoholic beverages. Garcia
was taken to the Gulf County
'Jail to await first appear-
* ance .
On September 1,
Around 9:21 p.m.. Jesse
SMarcus Dowling, age 21, of
'Port St. Joe was arrested
for contributing alcoholic
beverages to person/per-

sons under 21 years of age.
Dowling was transported to
the Gulf County Jail.
On September 1,
around 9:21 p.m., Randall
James List,. age 20, of Oak
Grove, Port St. Joe was
arrested for under age pos-
session of alcoholic bever-
ages. List was transported to
the Gulf County Jail.

Sobriety Checkpoint
On September 1, the Port
St. Joe Police Department
hosted a DUI Sobriety
Checkpoint Operation on
Highway 98 at Industrial
Road. The Gulf County
Sheriff Department, Port St.
Joe Fire Department, Gulf
County Probation and Gulf
County EMS also participated
in this operation. There were
343 cars that .were checked
during this operation. The
checkpoint resulted in one
DUI arrests, two arrests for
driving without a license,
three arrests for driving with
a suspended for revoked
license and fourteen cita-
tions issued for other traffic
related violations, six of the
fourteen were criminal viola-
tions. The Port St. Joe Police.
Department would like to
thank everyone who assisted
in making this operation a
success. We also thank the
public for their encourage-
ment and patience as offi-
cers carry out these impor-
tant operations to keep our
roadways safe. The Port St.'
Joe Police Department. Gulf
County Sheriff Department
and Florida Highvway Patrol
are committed to promoting
safety for, all citizens. The
goal of these law enforce-
ment agencies is to ensure

everyone using the highway
and roadway system in Gulf
County may do so safely
and to provide a deterrent
for those who violate laws.
Enforcement is a tool to facil-
itate the achievement of this
safety. Recognizing that alco-
hol is consistently involved
in many crashes resulting in
a fatality mandates unwav-
ering attention. Reducing
death and injury associated
with impaired drivers is one
of the most important objec-
tives of this group. The
State of Florida, Gulf County,
and the City of Port St. Joe
provide the roadway as a
benefit to the public at large.
Accordingly, these agencies
seek to safeguard all driv-
ers through the use of a
non-intrusive checkpoint to
detect and remove .impaired
drivers from the road. The
use of the Roadside Sobriety
Checkpoint, public education
and enforcement are com-
bined to achieve and enhance
the reduction in deaths and
injuries caused by impaired
vehicle operators. These law
enforcement. agencies are
dedicated to; aggressive DUI
law enforcement. Zero toler-
ance of DUI continues to be.
a top priority in traffic law
On September 05, at
approximately 1:02 p.m.,
Joseph C. Guntor, age 45,
of Port St. Joe, was arrest-
ed for violation of court
ordered probation. Guntor
is currently on probation for
!possession of a controlled
substance. Guntor failed to
comply with this probation
and, a warrant was issued for
his arrest. Guntor was trans-
ported to the Gulf County


A Public Hearing will be held at the Planning and Development Review Board (PDRB) meeting
on Wednesday, September 20, 2006 at 8:45 a.m. EST, and at the Board of County Commission-
ers (BOCC) meeting on Tuesday, August 26, 2006 at 6:00 p.m. EST. Both public hearings will be
held in the BOCC Meeting Room at the Robert M. Moore Administration Building, 1000 Cecil G.
Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida. The public hearings will be to discuss and act on the follow-

1. Minutes for July 17,.2006 and August 10, 2006
2. Final Plat Approval Edward Bish Gulf Coast Ranches Parcel ID #03323-175R
40.84 acres in Section 32, Township 7 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida
a maximum 16 unit development subject to all Federal, State and Local development
regulations, stated and unstated.
3. Final Plat Approval Archie Barbee Overstreet Heights Parcel ID #03337- 011R 4.63
acres in Section 13, Township 5 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida a maximum
8 unit development subject to all Federal, State and Local development regulations,
stated and unstated.
4, Final Plat Approval for Scott Somero Cypress Creek Plantation Parcel ID #01050-
040R -I29.52 acres in Section 11, Township 6 South, Range 9 West, Gulf County, Florida
a maximum 12 lot development subject to all Federal, State and Local development
regulations, stated and unstated.
5. Final Plat Approval Fred Frechette Cape Dunes Parcel ID #06268-083R- 1,74 acres
in Section 7, Township 9 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida a maximum 4 unit'
development'subject to all Federal, State and Local development regulations, stated and
'6. Variance Gregory Butts Parcel ID #03210-000R .22 acre in Section 22, Township 9
South, RRane 10 West, Gulf County, Florida Permission to set house into side setback.
7. Variance Gulf to Bay Construction & Development Mimosa Subdivision -Parcel ID
#00713-01 OR-Section 18, Township 5 South,,Range 9 West, Gulf County, Florida';
S Right-of-Way width. ,
8. Variance Allen & Deborah Tice Parcel ID #00260-00OR -Section 35, Township 3
South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida setback encroachment.
9. Ashwood Beach Parking proposal with Gulf County -Dunes Drive area
10. Public at Large:
11. Comprehensive Plan/EAR Text
12. WindMark Beach DO/PDP
13. Parks and Grants
14. Staff

The public is encouraged to attend and be heard on these matters. Information prior to the
meeting can be viewed at the Planning and Building Department at 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr.
Blvd., Room 301. : :
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On September 06,
2006 at approximately 9:23
AM Ricky R. Battles age 24
of Port St. Joe, Florida was
arrested on a warrant for vio-
lation of probation. Battles is
currently serving probation
for driving without a license,
attaching tag not assigned
and resisting arrest. Battles
was transported to the Gulf
County Jail.
On September 06, at
approximately 10:54 p.m.,
John A. Fields, age 46, of
Wewahitchka, was arrested
for driving under the influ-
ence. Fields was stopped
for erratic driving on Reid
Avenue. Upon making contact
with Fields, Officers smelled
the strong odor of alcohol-
ic beverage on his breath.
Fields completed several
roadside assessments, which
indicated he was impaired by
alcohol. Fields was arrested
and transported to, the Gulf
County Jail and booked for
DUI refusal.
On September 06, at
approximately 6:08 p.m.,
Susan D. Fallin, age 53, of
Port St. Joe, was arrested
for driving under the influ-
ence. Fallin was stopped for
erratic driving on Highway
98 near Tapper Bridge. The
officer detected the strong
odor of an alcoholic bever-
age on Falli's breath. Fallin
completed several roadside
assessments that indicated
she was impaired by alcohol.
Fallin gave a breath sample'
indicating .1 14. which is well
over the legal limit of .08 in
the State of Florida. Fallin
was transported to the Gulf
County Jail to await first
S,On September 08, at
approxiimately- 9:55 p.m.,
Darrell L. Givens. age 46,
of Port St. Joe. was arrested
for possession of an open
container lof alcoholic bever-
age on city right of way and
resisting arrest Givens was
observed with this alcoholic
beverage %where as he attempt-
ed to runi when he observed
law enforcement. Water a
brief foot pursuit Givens was
arrested and transported to
the Gulf County Jail.

Penalties's Regarding
Hiring. Recruiting And/or
Harboring Illegal Aliens

The Port St. Joe, Police
Department has received
numerous complaints in
regard to illegal aliens work-
ing and or residing in our:
area. Florida Statutes 448.09.
General Labor Regulations is
quite clear in these areas of
the hiring, recruiting and,
or harboring illegal aliens in
our country. Federal laws are
also imposed dealingwith the
hiring, recruitment and.or
harboring illegal aliens. The
following covers violations
and the penalties involved.

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Illegal Aliens
An illegal alien is -a per-
son born in a foreign country
who has come into the United
States by way of improper
channels. Illegal aliens may
enter the United States by
crossing the Mexican or
Canadian border. They are
also smuggled in by means
of transportation by road-
way or waterway. Hiring and
Employment of Illegal Aliens
It is unlawful for an employ-
er to hire, recruit, or td refer
an illegal alien for a fee. Once
an employer has discovered
that an employee is an ille-
gal alien, it is unlawful for
the employer to continue to
employ the illegal alien. 'It
is also unlawful to hire an
individual for employment
in the United States with-
out complying with employ-
ment eligibility verification
requirements. If one is caught
employing or aiding an ille-
gal alien they may be subject
to state or federal prosecu-
tion. An employer is said to
have constructive knowledge'
that an employee is an illegal
alien a reasonable ,person
would infer such: from thee
facts presented in the case.
However, knowledge cannot
be inferred on the basis of an
employee's accent or appear-
ance. .
Penalties for Hiring and
Aiding and Abetting
Illegal Aliens
After ,ne is convicted of
aiding and abetting an fille-
gal alien, numerous penalties
may be imposed. Among the
penalties are: ,
Criminal Fines'.
P: prison Time.
Forfeiture of boats.
vehicles, or other real prop-
I Detention.
SIf death or bodily injured

results during the aiding and
abetting of an illegal alien,-or
the criminal smuggling of the
illegal alien, the aider and
abettor may be sentenced
to life iniprisonnient. Courts
are permitted to impose con-
secutive prison sentences for
each alien smuggled or har-
-Additional Information
Private citizens or
entities mav initiate civil
suits against enterprises
that conspire to or actually
'violate federal alien smug-
gling, harboring. or, docu-_
ment fraud statutes, ,under
the Racketeer-Influenced
and; Corrupt Organizations'
(RICO) ,,
Employers may ,be,
found guilty of filing' false.
tax returns by failing to pay
income '-or Social Security
taxes for illegal alien employ-
ees and may be subject to
IRS criminal and civil sanc-"

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Sheriff's Office,

Arrest Log

On 8-28 John Luther
Goodman age 47 came to the
Sheriff's Office to register
as a Sexual Offender. John
Goodman will be living at
2057 Stonemill Creek Road in
On 8-28 Todd Edward
Dawley was arrested for drivA
ing on a suspended or revoked
drivers license.
On 8-30' deputies
responded to a disturbance on
Vann Dr. They arrested James
Roger Oliver, 64, for domestic
battery and his;, wife Delores
Harrelson Oliver, for violation
of pretrial release. It is alleged
that James. Oliver struck his
wife a'nd that Delores was con-
suming alcohol, which is a
violation of her pretrial release
on a DIUI charge.
On 8-31 Gulf County
Deputies held a vehicle safety
checkpoint in the Dixie Bell
Curve area. They had. over
200 vehicles,ecome through the
checkpoint. Sherene Dineas
Givens 26 was arrested fqr
resisting 'without violence
and DWLSR; Edgar Colotia
Sanchez, 23, was arrested
for no valid drivers license;
Michael Lynn Watts, 44, was
arrested for DWLSR; Robert
Lee Jones Jr., 20, was arrest-
ed for DWLSR. ,
On 9-01 deputies received
a call that Justin Sinclair
Armstqad bad been involved in
a disturbance in the Overstreet
area and had stolen, his ,girl-
friend's car. Armstead was
located: on Road 20 between
Overstreet and White City. He
was charged with Grand Theft'
Auto; DWLSR. DUI, Battery,
and Criminal Mischief.
On 9-01 deputies stopped
vehicle on Hwy 71 just north
of Port St. Joe for improper
tags. They found that the driv- .
her's, Joseph Wa\yne Russell, '
license was suspended. He .
was arrested for DWLSR.
During a search of the truck.
cocaine and hydrocodone was
found.' He was. charged with
possession of a controlled sub-
: On 9-02 dispatch received
,a call about a reckless driver
coming from Mexico Beach
toward St. Joe Beach Deputies
located the vehicle and arrest-
ed Phillip Daniel Romano for
Drivuig Under the I[nluence.
He was transported to the Gulf
County Jail.. '
On 9-04 deputies 'con-
ducted a vehicle safety 'check
on the Doc Whitfield Road in
'addition to several warn wings for
faulty' equipment. Ollie Wayne
Rhames. 43, was arrested on
warrants frori another countO -
'and Luis Angel Palacious, 32,
was arrested for DWLSR. .
On 9-04 reports of a van'-
running people off the road
coming from White 'City was
received; deputies located the
van and arrested the driver
Bernabe Grajales Nuricumbo.
'38 for .redd&ss driving and

..On 9-05 Danny Keith
Davis. 23. Teresa, Eugenia'
Hicks 28. Merry R. Stewart
39, Joseph (Charles Guntor,
46. and Lawrence Martin, 53.

were 'arrested on charges of
violation of probation. '
S On: 9-06 Michelle H.
"Harrell, 36, was in court on
.unrelated charges and was
arrested for violation ofproba-
iUon in Calhoun County.
Robert Mitchell Dykes, 45,
turned himself in at the Guif
County Jafl'oi:p.charges of fail-
ing to ,payiehild support. IHe
;..was released after paying a
$1000.00 purge.

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dog was, thought its back was
Sick at what she saw,
Victoria called her aunt and
asked what to do. "She said the
dog looked like it was starved
to death," remembered Dykes,
"she said she could see all the
bones in its body."
Dykes contacted Carolyn
Lee, who with her husband
Leon founded and have
spearheaded the St. Joe Bay
Humane Society, and who
work tirelessly for the abused,
injured and abandoned
animals in Gulf County.
Carolyn came immediately
to Victoria's location and said
when she saw the dog, her
heart sank.
"He was so pitiful," said
Lee. "He was totally skin and
bones and both his rear legs
were broken all to pieces."
Under most circumstances
like this, Lee would
immediately take the animal to
one of the local veterinarians
for euthanasia.
Her own policy that she is
bound to in working with the
Humane Society is a maximum
of $200 spent on any one
animal's emergency care.
"But God help me, I just
couldn't look into his eyes and
put him down," whispered Lee
as she recounted the story. "All
he did was lick our hands the
entire time we were, working
on him. He never made a'
sound except to whimper. He
never once growled or bared
his teeth, even though he was
in such pain."
Lee admitted that if the
dog had made any aggressive
moves or had growled while-
they were trying to rescue him,
that she would have followed
her own protocol and had him

The Fight to Survive
After taking the dog from
the side of the road, Lee
immediately called Dr. Hobson
Fulmer, owner and veterinarian
of Apalachicola Bay Animal


Clinic in Eastpoint, one of the
area's vets who work closely
and extensively with the St.
Joe Bay Humane Society.
Fulmer suggested Lee take
the injured animal to veterinary
facilities in Gainsville, but Lee
told him she had neither the
time nor the money to do so.
Fulmer then told her he
would try to help the dog, but
if he could not, he would go
ahead and euthanize him. Lee
The doctor set to work.
He determined that the
approximately one-year
old dog had been in this
condition about five weeks,
based on the extent of healing
tissue, the amount of muscle
degeneration, and the degree
of new cartilage that had
appeared around the broken
leg bones.
"Both femurs were broken
and the legs exhibited long-
standing injuries consistent
with being run over by a
vehicle," said Fulmer, as he
talked about the operation.
"Both legs were shattered and
the bones badly displaced
because of muscle damage."
Actually, after looking
at the x-rays of the dog, Lee
described the injuries as "the
'bones laying sideways inside
each leg, disconnected on each



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According to Fulmer, the
breaks happened mid-bone,
not at the hip joints, which
was about the only good thing
to come out of the accident.
In addition to the broken
legs, the dog suffered multiple
infected lacerations. From
the accident itself and from
dragging his body through the
woods for so long, most of
his fur and the hair roots had,
been destroyed on his back
legs, hips and lower back.
Fulmer was not optimistic
that the hair would ever grow
Fulmer operated on one
leg, then waited a week for the
dog to stabilize before working
on the other leg.
He had to remove about
one inch of bone from each
shattered leg because the bone
was so damaged, then he set
the legs, using three stainless
steel bone pins in each limb,
repairing each one exactly the
same so the dog had a chance
of walking if he recovered.
"Once I got started, and
saw what could be done, I
felt like we had a pretty good
chance," said Fulmer. "The
biggest problem was that both
legs were broken at the same

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Notice is hereby given that a meeting of The
Northwest Florida Transportation Corridor
Authoritywill be held on Thursday, September21,
2006 at 10:00am at the Santa Rosa County
Administrative Center, 6495 Caroline Street,
Milton, FL. Any person requiring special
accommodations to participate in this meeting
is asked to advise the Corridor Authority at
least 48 hours before the meeting by contacting
Denise Curry at 850-381-2711 or denise.

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The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners has

tentatively adopted a measure to increase its prop-

erty tax levy.

Last year's property tax levy:

A. Initially proposed tax levy................. $16,489,950
B. Less tax reductions due to Value Adjustment Board
And other assessment changes......... $ 1,853,361
C. Actual property tax levy................... $14,636,589

This year's proposed tax levy ............$16,331,305

All concerned citizens are invited to attend a
public hearing on the tax increase to be held


Monday, September 18, 2006
5:01 p.m., EDT
at the

Gulf County Courthouse

Robert M. Moore Administration Building
1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd

Port St. Joe, Florida 32456

A FINAL DECISION on the proposed tax increase

and the budget will be made at this hearing.

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News From the Halls of


High Scho(

By Sara Whittington and
Rian Hall
The first day back at WHS,
was filled with new faces, new
lockers, new schedules, and a
much needed repainted/reno-
vated building. There was chat-
ter, laughter, and tight squeezes
at the lockers. Students meet
new teachers, new students,
and were eager to "get down
to business". Of course not
all the teachers and students
were new to WHS-some have
been here forever. New or not
everyone is excited to start a
new year. Hearts are filled with
school spirit as-football is here
once again. At the pep rally the
seniors and juniors were com-
peting against each other, yell-
ing "Red arnd White". Of course,
the seniors won. With hopes
high for the 2006-2007 school
year we are thrilled to be back.

Senior News
Remember the next Senior
Trip Payment is coming up on
September 22 it will be $60.00.
Also don't forget senior will be
ordering invitation Thursday
September 14. Appointments
. are made for those who are
ordering and you will need an
$80 deposit. All seniors heed to
get a baby picture of themselves
in to the yearbook staff ASAP
If you are planning to buy a
senior ad in the yearbook you
need to get an ordering form
and turn it in to Mrs. Cox in the
media center. First come first
serve right now.

Parent's progress reports
were sent out Thursday
September 7. Also Parents
need to stop by the front office
to get your new pinnacle pass-
words. All passwords have
been changed.


Other School News
Mrs. Adele need help in
the concession stand on Friday
nights football 'games, anyone
who would like to help please
see her as soon as possible.
Juniors and seniors are visiting
Port St. Joe for college/career
day Friday September 15. They
will return at 11:00.

This past week our J.V
football team beat Port St. Joe
Thursday September 7. The
score was 14-0. The Varsity
football team had another
great victory against Cottondale
Friday September 8.. The final
score was 32-28. Also, our
cross country team compet-
ed at Lincoln Tally. The boys
placed 8th out of 14 teams.
Billy Naylor (18:51) came in
15tn and received a medal,
Chris Murphy (19:37), Daniel
(23:27), Jeffery Manor (22:32),
Josh Mitchell (19:48), Matthew
Miller. (22:33), Taylor Smith
(23:01), Ben Smith (30:48)
and also the girls were Allison
Lewis (31:37), Arielle Bragg
(28:36), Ellen Manor (27:06),
Natalya Miller (23:27). They will
compete at Arnold Thursday
September 14th. This week our
girls' volleyball teams, J.V and
Varsity, are playing Thursday
September 14 here at 4:00
and 5:00 against Bristol. Our
J.V football team will be play-
ing Sneads here Thursday
September 14 at 6:00. Last our
Varsity football team is play-
ing here Friday Night at 7:00
against Jay. Come support all
you fighting gator teams!

Casting votes, counting
ballots, contacting members of
honored class alumni, plan-

ning the parade, getting the
parade permit, arranging for
the alumni brunch, monitoring
door decorations, and judging
dress-up attire is center stage
at WHS during Homecoming
Student Government
Association is in charge of all
Homecoming events so they are
extremely busy at this time of
Homecoming representa-'
tives will be voted on during
lunch Friday, September 15.
It is hoped the ballots will be
counted and the names will
be announced before school
ends that day. Supervisor of
Elections, Linda Griffin, will be
here on September 22 for the
voting for King and Queen. The
results of this election will be
secret until the announcement
at the game. This year the
Homecoming festivities will be
a "before the game" event. So
plan to come early to see these
beautiful/handsome young peo-
ple in all their glory.
'Dress-up days will be
judged and winners announced
and presented with gifts each
day of the week. Door decora-
tion and float winners will be
announced at the game. The
class winning the door deco-
rations will be given a cookie
and ice cream party the week
after homecoming; the winners
of the float competition will
receive a pizza party.
Honored classes this year
are those classes which end in
Is or 6s. If you are a graduate
of 1961, 1966, 1971, 1976,
1981, 1986,'1991, 1996, 2001,
or 2006, please call the school
and leave your phone number
and address with Mrs. Layton
so you can receive a special
invitation to participate in the
parade, brunch, visit the school,
and the game. Two free tickets
will be issued to those attend-
ing the brunch (these tickets
will be able to be used ONLY by
the alumni and his/her guest).
If your class would like to be
included in the parade, please
let Mrs. Layton know so you'
can be placed..

Port St Joe

High School


The 2006 Port St Joe
High School Homecoming
Parade will take place Friday,
September 29, 2006. The
parade will begin at 3:30 p.m.
eastern time and all floats, cars,
and marching units should be
in place by 2:45. Anyone who
wishes to participate in the
parade please contact Wayne
Taylor at wtaylor(5)gulf.kl2. or I can be reached by
phone in the NJROTC Unit,
229-6177. Sorry, no political
campaign entries in the home-
coming parade.

Coins for

The students of Port St.
Joe Elementary School are
helping the St. Joseph Bay
Humane Society to build a new
home for the lost and aban-
doned animals of Gulf County.
Coins for Critters collection
jars have been each
classroom of PSJE for the
month of September. 'Students
are asked to bring in any spare
coins they collect, at home to
fill the jars. The class that
collects the most money will
receive a commemorative tile
to decorate that will be paced
permanently in the new ani-
mal shelter being constructed
on north 10th St. Please help
your children contribute to
this worthy cause by sending
your spare change to school
this month!



by Sam Cox,
Although fall's cool weath-
er has not come into affect yet
school is back in full swing
and so are all of the activi-
ties that come along with it.
Students are once again back
into the rush of going to foot-
ball games and keeping up
with their own clubs and orga-
nizations and must be kept
up with the news, just as the
community must know what is
happening with the school.

Key Club
All new Key Club mem-
bers are reminded to remem-
ber that three community
service projects are required
for acceptance, while exist-
ing members must have two
community service projects.
A new service project will be*
held every Saturday in the
month of September. Also. on
Saturday September 3rd the
Humane Society will be having
"Paws in the Park", an event
to raise funds and to promote
the adoption and. care of dogs
and cats.
The Keyettes.will be hold-
ing, their initiation ceremony
on Thursday, September 21 at
the J.V football game.
On Thursday, September
14 both the J.V football team
and the volleyball team will
be playing. J.V, football will
be playing at North Florida
Christian at 7p.m. and the
volleyball team will be playing

at West Gadsden at 5p.m. The
varsity football team will be.
playing at Freeport at 8p.m.;
trying to bring their record to
3 wins and 1 loss. When asked
about how he felt about this.
week's upcoming game start-
ing senior Warren Floyd said,'
"This is our first district game;
so it is very important, but I
think the whole team really
improved with last week's win,
Qver Chipley."
Class News
All seniors are reminded,
to keep up with their class,
dues for the senior trip, grad4-'
ation invitations, as well as:
future dues. Juniors are also,
reminded to pay their class'
dues and to sign up to work
the concession stands for al1
home football games.

General Information ,
The school will be hold-.
ing homecoming election d*i
Tuesday, September 12 t
choose eleven senior class'
girls in hopes of becoming the:
2006 Homecoming Queen. Oh.
Friday the 15th the school have:
College/Career Day, with rep-
resentatives distributing infori
nation on different college
and career choices. Everyone.
in the community is remindcF
ed to support your sharks by
attending the citywide pep rally
being held on September 28 af
9p.m. at Shark Field. Also,
advance tickets for home foot-
ball games are available in the
bookkeeper's office Monday
thru Friday from 7:00 a.m. to
3:00 p.m.

In closing, although the
students and faculty will bhe
kept yery busy throughout the
rest of the school year and may
face crisis' on any given day, I
encourage them, to remember
the words of our new vice prinm
ciple, Mr. Kenneth Monette,
'"Always do. the right thing' in
any given situation."

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former classmates.
"Now listen, I know I'm
84 and a lot of you here
are older than I am," said
Claudius Lanier and
Nell Bandjough reluctant-
ly fessed up and pocketed
James Hysmith and
Claude Grinsdale received
out-of-towner awards and
some love from White.
The hostess embraced

Grinsdale, ,who has long
claimed to have been her
fourth-grade sweetheart,
and made a pact with
"If you're living and I'm
living, you going to try to
come next year?" she asked
as Hysmith nodded his
White held the after-
noon's speakers to a strict

five-minute rule.
George Cox,


Former Wewahitchka teachers Rhonda Pridgeon

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arrived in Wewahitchka in
1960, joined fellow edu-
cators Norton, Halloway,
Charlotte Brown, Martha
Lanier, Dimples Hawkins,
Rhonda Pridgeon, Angie
Whitfield, and his wife,
Evelyn, in the audience.
Cox thanked Lanier,
whose husband L.L. was
White's first-grade class-
mate, for making him feel
at home when he arrived.
"It was almost like fam-
ily, and if you are not from
Wewa and have moved here,
you understand what I'm
saying," said Cox, a senti-
ment echoed by the other
Carl Dean, who showed
off pictures from his recent
trip to Spain on his digital
camera, waxed poetic on
his adopted hometown -- "If
Wewa isn't in the Garden of
Eden, it is just outside bf
it," he said.
Dean recounted his
travels throughout the U.S.
and abroad. Wh\erV-e-r he
went, he passed out bot-
tles of L.L. Lanier's tupelo
honey, which could be seen
on several of the reunion's
While the speakers
emphasized fellowship,
they also referenced the sad
passing of loved ones.
Since last year, fi\e reg-
ular attendees passed away,
including last year's speak-
er Ned Brown, Grinsdale's
brother, Burl, Rosenia
Kilbourn, Emmie Bateman
and Alma Davis .Padgett.
This year's attendance
at the reunion was the,
smallest crowd in recent
history, a sad result of
death, and sickness.
At the podium,
Grinsdale recalled days
hunting, fishing and swing-
ing on branches with Burl
at Cochran's landing,
and urged his classmates
to enjoy their life's many
blessings. I
"We don't know whose
going to be next. We ought
to all live every day like it's
going to be the last day," he

Local preachers Harry
Johnson and Joey Smith
sang spirituals and helped
White bless the meal, pre-
pared by her grandson's
Bayou Restaurant.
When White gave the
signal, the attendees head-
ed to the buffet line.
"Don't anyone be bash-
ful," instructed White. "If
you want seconds, you go
back, you have my permis-
With her list checked
off, White relaxed and
enjoyed a small meal. Her
thoughts turned to this
year's gathering.
"Right now, we have a
lot of sickness. It's just one
of those things. Every year,
we'll get smaller, I'm sure,"
said White, who steeled her-
self for the 2007 reunion.
"Next year, I'm gonna
have to have some help,"
she said. : -

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time, making recovery that
much more difficult."
Fulmer said he was
hopeful that as the dog's legs
strengthen and he regains
more flexibility, his back will
resume its normal position
instead of the severe humped
position it was in at the time
of the operation.

The Will to Live
After the operation, Lee
carried the dog to her house,
where her husband, Leon,
immediately set about helping
her care for the still-critically
ill animal.
"When we first got him,
he was covered in ticks," said
Leon, describing how he and
Carolyn had to pour mineral
oil into the bathroom sink
drain to keep the ticks from
crawling back out as they.
patiently pulled each tick off
the dog.
"As we were working
on him, it hit me," recalled
Carolyn. "Everything he'd

been through, and how he had
prevailed, his name should be
Job." So Job he became.
After removing all the
ticks, the Lees began trying to
keep Job alive.
"The biggest problem was
to feed him," said Carolyn,
"His stomach was so shrunken
I could only feed him. little
handfuls every two hours for
the first three days. That's all
he was able to eat."
It took three days for
Job to finally get his fill, and
when he acted like he was full,
Carolyn was ecstatic, "I felt so
good, I felt like we had hit a
milestone," she smiled.
Even now, five weeks later,
Job remains on puppy chow
because his condition is still
so fragile. Carolyn does not
know when he will be allowed
to eat regular dog food.
Remarkably, and proving
the resiliency of animals, Job
had already learned how to
deal with some of his needs
using only his front legs.

When Job needed to
relieve himself, one of the Lees
would carry him outside. But
with both back legs broken,
Job could not raise himself off
the ground, and so would soil
"What this dog did was
remarkable," said Leon.
"He had learned to balance
himself on his front legs and
his forehead, so he could use
the bathroom without getting
himself dirty."
Leon helped the process
by holding the then-limp hind
legs out of the way, and Job
would complete his business
in fairly clean style.
Thankfully, now that his
legs have healed somewhat,
Job no longer has to resort to
such extreme measures.
Because of the fragility of
his bones, Job is just now
being allowed to climb the
stairs at the Lees' house by
himself. They still carry him
down the steps.
In the first three weeks



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Job is well enough to walk outside. One of the steel bone pins is visible in his left hind leg.

under the Lees' care, Job
gained eight pounds, and has
probably gained a couple more
by now, said Carolyn. "His
breed is supposed to weigh
about forty-plus pounds, and
he is still a good 15 to 20
pounds underweight."
Identified as a red-nose pit
bull, according to Carolyn the
breed does not get very tall,
but becomes muscular and
broad, with healthy mature
animals weighing between 40
and 60 pounds.
"For what' this animal
went through, he's doing
remarkably well," she smiled.
But the cost of Job's
recovery is not cheap, by
any means, either in terms
of agony on the dog's part,
and emotional and monetary
stress on the Lee's part;
The vet bill for Fulmer's
services was over $2,000,
but he only charged Carolyn
S1i.553. She is paying the bill
out of her own pocket the
costs of saving Job are not
being paid through the St. Joe
Bay Humane Society.
In this particular instance,
Fulmer is allowing Carolyn to
pay about $200 per month,
andi some friends, of the Lees
are making donations to help
cover the costs. Other friends
are asking the community to
become involved and help
cover the financial burden,
because even after the vet bill
is paid, the Lees' work with
Job is far from over.
Carolyn has begun making
a list of potential owners for
Job, but her criteria and
standards are very stringent.
Because of Job'- current
and future condition, his
new home must be a one-dog
home. Job will never be able to
run and play and rough-hou'seC
\"ith other dogs. no matter
ho\v\ much lie \wants to.
"If i can't find a good
home for him. I'll keep him."
said Lee "It's got to be the right
person, because he's going to
require a lot of attention a;nd
close medical supervision."
Whoever gets Job will have
a fine and lo%\ing dog, hopefully
for many years to come.

In spite of his
circumstances, Job the dog
is prevailing, with his love
for people and life clearly
unbroken. Now he is facing
life with his legs unbroken,
too. than ks to the giant hearts,
skill and love of people who
ca re

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"He's not out of the woods
yet," said Fulmer, "but so far,
so good."
"He's so sweet and loving."
said Carolyn. Even after all
he's been through. And to this
day I have yet to hear him
growl the first time."

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The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, September 14, 2006 SECTION C


By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
A clock adorning the walls of Uptempo
Fitness captures what Dana and Charlie
Black are investing in at the Williams
Avenue store.
"I Run, Therefore I Am," the clock face
The Blacks offer a wide array of run-
ning shoes, workout gear, sports balls and
accessories inside their doors. The foun-
dation for those tools of physical fitness,
though, is a lifestyle.
"Absolutely," said Dana during a light
lunch of steamed chicken and vegetables
at the Great Wall Restaurant. "For me
(physical fitness) has always been impor-

Your Bod and

What began has an outlet for athletic
shoes and gear from socks to gloves to
weights to soccer and tennis balls has
blossomed into a holistic approach to
physical fitness.
There are the classes Dana offers at
the store, as well as Coastal Fitness and
Beacon Hill Park.
Stability ball classes emphasize bal-
ance, coordination and strengthening the
"core." "Yogalates" is a dash of yoga, a
pinch of the stretching and abdominal
work from Pilates.
There is some kick-boxing and, at the
park, Boot Camp, which is pretty much

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The walls of Uptempo Sports and Fitness are lined with an array of running and athletic shoes.

"It is hard core," Dana
said, with a wry smile
some students might mis-
take for sadism. "We do
There is also the "This
'N' That" workout class.
"It's a little bit of this, t..
a little of that," Dana ,
explained. "It all depends -,
on what mode I'm in."
Typically, it becomes 0
clear in a few minutes of
conversation, that mode is
typically forward motion.
The lithe Dana will also
provide assistance for those
interested in grabbing hold
of their dietary habits and
the store offers an array of
vitamins, though only ones ,
Dana has tried or takes
and .believes in.
Oh, and by the way, Dana and C
there are three afternoons, physical fitness t
a week spent as the con- Avene
ditioning coach for the Port St. Joe High
School girls' soccer team.
It's a long way from the Blacks' years
as an award-winning songwriting team
who have over nearly 20 years provided
hits for a variety of artists out of Nashville,
from Gary Allen to George Strait.
And it is Nashville, where the Blacks
were avid runners and softball players,
where the Uptempo story has its roots.
"Where Did You Find Those?"
Every time business would take Dana
- she and Charlie took up residence in St.
Joe Beach about two-and-a-half years ago
- back to Nashville she would inevitably
purchase running or workout shoes and
clothes she could not find locally.
Friends and clients, who. still hire,
Dana for one-hour sessions as a personal
trainer, would admire the attire and togs
and wonder where she bought them.
"Not in Panama City," Dana would tell
them. "Pretty soon I'd end up shipping



harlie Black have focused a lifestyle dedicated to
*oward a sports and fitness store at 317 Williams

tons of clothes and shoes back to Port St.
Joe because you couldn't find them here."
I After months of selling items out of her
and Charlie's car, "We decided we.needed
to open a store."
,Charlie added, "You iook from Panama
City to Tallahassee and there is no shoe
store of any kind, particularly for running
shoes ... Nothing against Panama City, but
people don't want to drive there just to get
a decent pair of running shoes."
The couple scouted locations and
found the right spot at the former Needles
and Thread store on Williams Avenue.
"It's perfect for us," Charlie said. "It
allows us to do what we want to do."
They set to work polishing up the place
and deciding what to carry and how best to
use the space available.
For example, the workout gear, shirts,
shorts and other items are on racks' on
wheels so when the store closes racks can
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Lovebugs are small black
flies with red thoraxes. Males
are 1/4 inch, and females are
1/3 inch in length. These flies
are members of the family
Bibionidae and are known as
S March flies. Several species
of March flies are native to
F Florida, however, Lovebugs,
Plecia nearctica Hardy are
'" I recent invaders from the
) west.
Southern Louisiana
experienced flights of

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lovebugs during the 1920's.
The species was described
by Hardy in, 1940 from
specimens collected in
Mississippi. First reports of
their presence in Florida were
made in 1947 from Escambia
County. Subsequent reports
indicate their presence in
Leon County in 1955-56 and
Alachua Marion Counties
.in 1964-65. Since that time,
flights have progressively
moved southward. In 1974,
specimens were collected in
Homestead. Lovebugs also
have moved northward arid
have been' reported from
Georgia and Charleston,
South Carolina. Two flights
of lovebugs occur each year.
The spring flight occurs
during late April and May. A
second flight occurs during
late August and September.
Flights extend over periods
of 4 to 5 weeks. Mating;takes
place almost immediately
after emergence of the
females. Adult females live
only 2-3 days.
Female lovebugs lay from
100 to 350 eggs which are
deposited beneath; decaying

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vegetation. Larvae feed on
decaying plant material and
live on the soil surface just
beneath the decaying organic
matter. Larvae perform
a beneficial function by.
converting' the plant material
into organic components
which can again be used
by the growing plants. After
larvae mature, they transform
into pupae. The pupal stage
requires about 7 to 10 days.
Adult lovebugs are
harmless and do not sting or
bite. They feed on the nectar
of various plants, especially
sweet clover, goldenrod arid
brazilian pepper. Usually,
lovebug flights are restricted
to daylight hours and
temperatures above 68'F, At
night lov ebugs rest on low
Growing vegetation.
Lovebugs are a
considerable nuisance to
motorists. They congregate in
unbelievable numbers along
highways and the insects
spatter on the windshields
aiand grills of moving trucks
andautomobiles. Windshields
become covered \ith the
,fatty remains, and vision is
Obscured. During flights, .the
flies clog radiator fins causing.
cars to overheat. They also get
into refrigeration equipment
on trucks causing them to

Remember the
30-30 Rule

30 seconds: count the seconds
between seeing lightening and hearing
thunder. If it's less than 3D seconds,
lightening is still a danger. Seek Sel.i
30 minutes: After the last sound
of thunder, wait 3D minutes before leav-
ing shelter.

A number of insecticides
have' been evaluated- for
effectiveness in controlling
lovebug larvae and adults.
Most of them kill lovebugs but
are impractical

because high
populations of the insects
occur over vast areas of the
There are several things
that can be done to lessen the
problem facing motorists. By
traveling at night motorists
can avoid the insects: lovebugs
reach peak actinty at 10:00
am and stop flying at dusk..
Traveling at slower speeds
will reduce the number of
bugs that will be spattered..
A large screen placed in the
front of the grill will keep the
radiator fins from clogging,

and will protect the finish on
'the front of the car. If a large
screen is not used in front
of the grill, at least place, a
small screen behind the grill
in front of the radiator.
Spattered bugs should,
be washed off the car
as soon as possible.
Lovebugs are
n more easily
removed, and
S, the chance,of
damaging the
car's finish
is lessened, if
the car has
been waxed
recently.. When
the remains are
left on an unwaxed
car for several days,
the finish will often
lbe permanently damaged.
Soaking for several minutes
with water ,aids in their
removal: When lovebugs are
numerous, some motorists,
spread a light film of baby
oil over the front of the hood,
above the \windshield and on
the. grill and bumper. This
practice will make their
removal a simpler task
For more information oy-
Lovebugs in Florida -
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remember to do the "Stingray Shuffle" shuffle your
feet through the sandy bottom of the bay instead
of walking regularly. This shuffling gives the 'rays
ample warning of approaching humans and they
will swim out of your way.

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Marketing Campaign Helps Florida Shrimp Industry Beset By Flood Of Foreign Imports

A three-year marketing
campaign helped keep Florida's
shrimp industry viable in the
face of unrelenting competition
from foreign countries, Florida
Agriculture Commissioner Charles
H. Bronson said today.
The "Wild and Wonderful
-Florida Shrimp" promotion,
conducted by the Florida
-Department of Agriculture and
Consumer Services from 2004 to
"2006, was instrumental in the
sale of 2.7 million pounds of
-Florida wild-caught shrimp by
participating retail stores. Some
-stores reported sales increases
-as high as 2,000 percent over the
.same periods in prior years.
"Florida's shrimp industry
.has faced an onslaught of
-competition from foreign countries
-that have exported more than
..a billion' pounds of shrimp into
the U.S. market in the past few
years," Bronson said. "Many of.
"our state's shrimpers have been

forced out of business altogether,
and the remaining ones have
experienced very difficult times.
This marketing campaign was
crucial in helping keep Florida's
shrimp industry alive."
According to the National
Marine Fisheries Service, foreign
countries have captured 88
percent of the total U.S. market.
Vietnam, China, India and Brazil
have dramatically increased
exports to the United States
in recent years. An estimated
200,000 U.S. jobs have been
The state and federally funded
campaign focused on raising
consumer awareness about the
benefits of buying Florida wild-
caught shrimp and highlighted
the Florida shrimp industry's
economic value to the state.
Florida's shrimp industry supports
4,400 jobs and contributes more
than $185 million to the state's

"Florida shrimp is a premium
quality product with superior
taste," Bronson said. "We believe
that consumers deserve to have
a choice, and we encourage them
to ask for shrimp from Florida.
When they do, they receive a
wholesome, natural product --
and they help our fishermen and
our state's economy."
The advertising incentive
program required retailers and
restaurants to use the "Ask for
Shrimp from Florida" logo in their
advertising and encouraged in-
store shrimp promotions. A total
of 3,011 stores in 14 supermarket
chains located in 26 states and
Washington, D.C., participated.
Participating Florida supermarket
chains were Publix, Winn-Dixie
and Kash 'N' Karry SweetBay.
National stores included Kroger,
Harris Teeter, HEB Grocers,
Giant Foods, Schnucks, Jewell
Food Stores, Ukrops, Roundys,
Bi-Lo, Cub Foods, Heinen's, King

Soopers, Fred Meyer, and Farm
In addition to the advertising
incentive program, the "Wild
and Wonderful Florida Shrimp"
campaign included the following
components: radio and television
public service advertisements;
media relations initiatives to
educate consumers on the
quality of Florida shrimp; point-
of-purchase materials including
brochures, posters and static
clings for use by retailers;
partnerships with chefs including
in-store demonstrations, television
appearances and celebrity chef
programs; trade show and festival
participation; sponsorship
of the "Ask for Shrimp from
Florida" race car in the NASCAR
ARCA circuit; the http://www. web site
which features shrimp recipes
and industry facts and statistics.

Trees And Bees In The Florida Panhandle

Van Morrison sang about
-it, Peter Fonda starred in a
movie about it, and people
from all over the world will
pay top dollar just to get
some of it. It's tupelo honey,
a honey so distinct, light and
smooth that people describe
it as they would a fine wine.
But the future of tupelo
honey production may not be
so sweet.
Florida State University
geography Professor J.
'Anthony Stallins, doctoral
student Kelly Watson and
master's student Matt
'Smith are studying factors
that could affect the future
of beekeeping operations
in Northwest Florida one
-df the only places in the
world where tupelo honey
is produced commercially.
-Some beekeepers say that
"every year they seem to be.
getting less honey for their
* The Coastal and Marine

Conservation Lecture Series
will host -"Trees and 'Bees
in the Florida Panhandle."
In this lecture, Stallins and
his students will explore the
degree to which changing
river hydrology, exotic pests,
land development and other
factors are affecting tupelo
honey production, an
important regional industry
that contributes about $2.4
million a year to Florida's
economy. However,, these
aren't the only causes.. Other
social and economic factors
also impact the practice of
Beekeepers understand
this already. "But our
Goall" Stallins said, "is to
communicate these issues to
a broader audience, and to
develop a broad synthesis of
how they might intersect with
the unique environmental
history of the Apalachicola
River and surrounding inland

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-- DadePaper Company will assist lodging industry with ecological business practices --

The Florida
Department of
Protection (DEP)
is partnering
with DadePaper
Company to
help Florida's
lodging industry
improve indoor
air quality in
hotels and
motels across
the state. The
partnership is
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distributor of 'green'
housekeeping and
janitorial supplies
and equipment. The
company's GREENSAFE
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of DEP's Green Lodging
initiative, which encourages
hotels and motels to adopt
cost-saving 'green' practices
that conserve energy, reduce
water consumption, protect
air quality and reduce waste.
"By .participating in the
Green Lodging Program,
DadePaper becomes an
example and leader within
the lodging industry," said
DEP Secretary Colleen M.
Castille. "Their environmental
commitment serves as a
challenge to hotels, suppliers,

trade associations and
local governments to adopt
innovative green practices,
conserve resources and save
Through a public-private
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environmental, guidelines for
hotels and motels to conserve
natural resources and
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A study co-authored by a
Florida State University scien-
tist and published in the Sept.
7 issue of the journal Nature
has found that as the perma-
frost melts in North Siberia
due to climate change, carbon
sequestered and buried there
since the Pleistocene era is
bubbling up to the surface of
Siberian thaw lakes and into
the atmosphere as methane, a
greenhouse gas 20 times more
potent than carbon dioxide.
In turn, that bubbling
methane held captive as car-
bon under the permafrost for
more than 40,000 years is
accelerating global warming by
heating the Earth even more --
- exacerbating the entire cycle.
The ominous implications of
the process grow as the per-
mafrost decomposes further
and the resulting lakes con-'
tinue to expand, according to
FSU oceanography Professor
Jeff Chanton and study co-
authors at the University of
"This is not good for
the quality of human life on
Earth," Chanton said.
The researchers devised
a novel method of measur-
ing ebullition (bubbling) to
more accurately quantify the

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Twenty Years and Counting...
FeederWatchers contribute more than a million checklists to science

Twenty years is a long
time to be perched watching
your bird feeders. But by the
end of the upcoming Project
FeederWatch season, that's
how long some participants
will have been faithfully
recording their winter bird
observations and sending
them to the Cornell Lab
of Ornithology. Project
participants have submitted
more than 1.1 million
checklists to date, reporting
on the ebb and flow of birds
in their yards, the spread
of invasive species, and the
impact of diseases such as
West Nile virus. Project leader
David Bonter says, "With 20
years of data behind us, we
can be much more confident
about defining population
changes as either natural
fluctuations or long-term
trends that are truly out of
the ordinary."
More than 13,000

people take part in
Project FeederWatch,
tracking birds at their
feeders as often as .
once per week from <
November through '-
early April. "There
are about 128 people
who have been with .'
us from day one," %'
says Bonter. "Without W
our citizen scientists 1
there's no way we'd
be able to gather this
much data for this
long over the entire
continent., There are
some gaps though,
so. we hope new
participants will join
us this year. The more
people participating,
the more data we
collect, the more
we can learn about our
favorite birds." Participants
documented a continuing
mystery: the unexplained and
dramatic drop in the number
of Evening Grosbeaks across
the northern half of the
continent. Last year also
produced a number of rarities.

Some western hummingbirds
migrated to the southeastern

one FeederWatcher saw only
the ninth Common Grackle
ever reported in all of Alaska,.
'Overall, many participants
reported fewer birds than
normal at their feeders during
the winter of' 2005-2006-
possibly due to a mild winter.
What will this winter bring?
People of all ages and
skill levels are welcome -to

participate. The 2006-2007
FeederWatch season begins
in November. To learn more
about Project FeederWatch or
to register, log onto www. or call
the Lab toll-free at (800) 843-
2473. In Canada, contact Bird
Studies Canada at (888) 448-
2473. In return for the $i5
fee ($12 for Lab members,
$35 for Canadian residents),
participants receive the
FeederWatcher's Handbook,
an identification poster of
the most common feeder
birds, a calendar, complete
instructions on filing reports,
a subscription to the Lab's
newsletter, BirdScope, and
the FeederWatch Winter Bird
."It's our 20thyear," says
Bonter, "and we're counting
on citizen scientists to help
us track birds for the next 20
years-and beyond!"
The Cornell Lab of
Ornithology -is a nonprofit
membership institution
interpreting and conserving
the earth's biological diversity
through research, education,
and citizen science focused
on birds.




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methane emissions from two
Siberian thaw lakes and in
so doing, revealed the world's
northern wetlands as a much
larger source of methane
release into the atmosphere
than previously believed. The
magnitude of their findings
has increased estimates of
such emissions by 10 to 63
Understanding the contri-
bution of North Siberia thaw
lakes to global atmospheric
methane is critical, explains
the paper that appears in this
week's Nature, because the
concentration of that potent
greenhouse is highest at that
latitude, has risen sharply in
recent decades and exhibits
a significant seasonal jump at
those high northern latitudes.
Chanton points to the
'thawing permafrost along the
margins of the thaw lakes --
which comprise 90 percent of
the lakes in the Russian per-
mafrost zone -- as the primary
source of methane released in
the region. During the yearlong
study, he performed the isoto-
pic analysis and interpretation
to determine the methane's
age and origin and assisted
with measurements of the
methane bubbles' composition

to shed light on the mode of
gas transport.
"My fellow research-
ers and I estimate that an
expansion of these thaw lakes
between 1974 and 2000, a
period of regional warming,
increased methane emissions
by 58 percent there," said
Chanton. "Because the meth-
ane now emitted in our study
region dates to the Pleistocene
age, it's clear that the process,
described by scientists as 'pos-
itive feedback to global warm-
ing,' has led to the release of
old carbon stocks once stored
in the permafrost."
In addition to Chanton,
the John Widmer Winchester
Professor of Oceanography at
FSU, co-authors of "Methane
bubbling from Siberian thaw
lakes as a positive feedback
to climate warming" include
K. M. Walter (Institute- of
Arctic Biology, University of
Alaska-Fairbanks); S. A.
Zimov (Northeast Science
Station, Cherskii, Russia);
and D. Verbyla (Forest Science
Department, University of

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Capital City Securities changes name to Capital City Banc Investments

Capital City Securities,
the investment subsidiary of
Capital City Bank, announced
today that it will change its
name to Capital City Banc
According to Bill Moor,
president of Capital City
Securities and registered
representative of INVEST
Financial Corporation, the
name change better reflects
the services it provides to
clients. "We provide a variety
of services from individual
financial planning to

complete business solutions
and this name change
only reflects our continued
commitment to providing
quality investment products
through INVEST Financial
Corporation to residents in
the communities we serve.
Our investment executives
provide thle guidance and
expertise needed to help
clients determine what is right
for their financial future".
I The name change will
officially .take place on
September 5. To learn more

about the investment services
offered by Capital City Banc
Investments, please log on to
our Web site at www.capitalci
tvbancinvestments. com.
INVEST Financial
Corporation (INVEST),
member NASD, SIPC, a
registered broker dealer and
registered investment advisor,
is not affiliated with Capital
City Banc Investments,
Capital City Trust Company
or Capital City Bank.
Securities, advisory services
and insurance products are

offered through INVEST and
affiliated insurance agencies
and are:
About Capital City Bank
Group, Inc.
Capital City Bank Group,
Inc. (NASDAQ: CCBG) is one
of the largest financial services
companies headquartered in
Florida and has approximately
$2.7 billion in assets. The
Company provides a full
range of banking services,

Scae ,4eet Don't Let Crooks Cash In

The Better Business
Bureau of Northwest Florida
is warning panhandle consum-
ers selling business products
or personal- items to be on
the lookout for scam artists
attempting to cash in on your
Local residents report
receiving .correspondence via
e-mail from an individual who
claims his "client" has accept-
ed to purchase vehicles for
sale by area residents. The
scam artist goes on 'to state
that his client made out a
certified cashier's check over
the asking price for a previ-
ous auto purchase that fell
through, and is now out of
the country on business. The
seller is asked to accept this

check, deduct the purchase
price of the vehicle, then wire
the remaining balance back to
the buyer via Western Union.
Everything goes smoothly
at first. The banking institu-
tion listed on the check is a
real bank, and the account
number and routing number
on the check are real. The
seller is able to deposit the
check in their bank account
without a glitch. However, a
serious problem arises weeks
later when the seller is notified
by their bank that the check
is counterfeit, and the victim
is told they must repay the
bank the thousands of dollars
they withdrew against the bad
While there are numerous

variations to this scam, they
all have one common goal to
get the targeted victim to cash
the check and wire the money
to the scam artist. Whether
you are offered payment for
something you're selling or
being paid to do work from
your home, if you are asked
to cash a check and then wire
money back, it is a scam!
The BBB suggests that
consumers and local business
owners keep the following in
There is no, reason
.for someone who is giving
you money to ask you to wire
money back;
Just because you can-
withdraw the money from the
bank does not mean the check

is good, even if it is a cashier's
If a stranger wants to
pay you for something, insist
on a cashier's check for the
exact amount, preferably from
a local bank or one. with a
branch in your area.
Better Business Bureau of
Northwest Florida
912 E. Gadsden Street
Pensacola, FL 32501
(850) 429-0026 member
2012 Lisenby Ave. Ste. B
Panama City, FL 32405
800-729-9226 Toll Free

Bronson Appointed To Renewable Energy Organization's Steering Committee

Florida Agriculture
and Consumer Services
Commissioner Charles H.
Bronson has been appointed
to the Steering Committee
of "25x'25" -- a bipartisan
national organization
committed to seeing that the
nation's agricultural industry
produces 25 percent of the
country's energy needs by the
"I am honored to be
selected to, help guide this
important initiative, which

is designed to reduce our country, as well as by. more
nation's dependency on than 200 businesses and
foreign oil and at the same' organizations throughout the
time 'enable Florida growers United States. .It is committed
and their counterparts across to seeing that farmers,

the country to produce fuel
crops which will provide
another source of potential
income to, keep our farms
and ranches, in business,".
Bronson said.
The "25x'25" initiative
has been embraced by
numerous governors and
state legislatures across the

ranchers, forest landowners
and related stakeholders
work to advance new energy
solutions from the nation's,
working lands.
Bronson last week hosted
Florida', first "Farm to.Fuel"
Summit, a meeting attended
by more than 300 agricultural
producers, representatives of

national companies involved
in' producing energy from
farm products, state and
federal officials, and scientists
to begin implementing the
initiative in Florida: The
announcement of Bronson's
appointment to the Steering
Committee of the national
organization was made at last
week's summit in Orlando.

including traditional deposit
and credit services, asset
management, trust, mortgage
banking, merchant services,
bankcards, data processing
and securities brokerage
services. The Company's bank
subsidiary, Capital City Bank,
was founded in 1895 and
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Does your life feel chaotic and
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The City of Wewahitchka has declared the follow-
ing items as surplus and will accept sealed bids
for the purchase of these items. A more detailed
listing including minimum bids, if any required,
is available at City Hall at 109 South 2 Street,
Wewahitchka, FL, telephone 850-639-2606.

(2) Kohler 22 HP motors for mowers never
(2) 1988 Plymouth Reliant Station Wagons
(1) 1989 GMC Van
(1) 1,986 Chev Blazer

Bids must be marked "SEALED BIDS" and must be
received by the City Clerk prior to 12 noon (CST)
Friday, October 6, 2006. Items may be inspected
at the City sewer plant during regular workdays.
between 8:00 AM and 3:00 PM (CST). Bids will
be opened during the regular City Commission
meeting on Monday October 9, 2006, at 6:45 PM

The City reserve the right to accept and/or reject
any or all bids.

Gwendolyn Exley
City Clerk
Septembeir14 & 21, 2006





Millage per $1,000

General Fund
Voted Debt


Ad Valorem Taxes 6.000 mills
Utility Taxes
Telecom Service Tax
Licenses & Permits
State Shared Revenue
Other Local Unit Revenues








Other Revenues $27,350.00 $275,240.00 $342,060.00 $139,000.00 $7,700.00 .$2,339,226.00 $3,130,576.00
TOTAL ESTIMATED REVENUES $765,168.00 $275,240.00 $342,060.00 $139,000.00 $7,700.00 $2,339,226.00 $3,868,394.00
Cash Carry Forward (from Reserves) $152,892.00 $43,900.00 $53,900.00 $35,00.0.00 $2,795.00 $1,767,326.00 $2,055,813.00
TOTAL BUDGETED REVENUES $918,060.00 $319,140.00 $395,960.00 $174,000.00 $10,495.00 $4,106,552.00 $5,924,207.00
Unappropriated Reserves (restricted) $0.00 $73,401.00 $127,822.00 $59,964.00 $0.00 $0.00 $261,187.00-
Unappropriated Reserves (unrestricted) $288,402.00 $12.067.00 $0.00 $0.00 $17,935.00 $0.00 $318,404.00
AND UNAPPROPRIATED RESERVES $1,206,462.00 $404,608.00 $523,782.00 $233,964.00 $28,430.00 .$4,106,552.00 $6,503,798.00

Administration $298,617.00 $298,617.00
Police Department $18,000.00 $18,000.00
Fire Department $93,227.00 $93,227.00
Street Department $361,399.00 $361,399.00
Health & Welfare $11,000.00 $11,000.00
Parks & Recreation $105,817.00 $105,817.00
Water $311,285.00 ;$311,285.00
Sewer $373,352.00 $373,352.00
Garbage $174,000.00 $174,000.00
Contingency $30,000.00 $7,855.00 $22,608.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $60,463.00
Cemeteries (Jehu & Buckhorn) $10,495.00 $10,495.00
Grants $4,106,552.00 $4,106,552.00
TOTAL BUDGETED EXPENDITURES. $918,060.00 $319,140.00 $395,960.00 $174,000.00 $10,495.00 $4,106,552.00 $5,924,207.00
Unappropriated Reserves (restricted) $0.00 $73,401.00 $127,822.00 $59,964.00 $0.00 $0.00 $261,187.00
Unappropriated Reserves (unrestricted) $288,402.00 $12,067.00 $0.00 $0.00 $17,935.00 $0.00 $318,404.00
AND UNAPPROPRIATED RESERVES $1,206,462.00 $404,608.00 $523,782.00 $233,964.00 $28,430.00 $4,106,552.00 $6,503,798.00



The City of Wewahitchka has tentatively adopted a

measure to increase its property tax levy.

Last year's property tax levy:

A. Initially proposed tax levy............... $340,638.00
B. Less tax reductions due to Value Adjustment Board
And other assessment changes......... $ 1,755.00
C. Actual property tax levy.................... $338,883.00

This year's proposed tax levy ...........$408,070.00

All concerned citizens are invited to attend a public

hearing on the tax increase to be held on

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

6:30 pm Central Standard Time

Wewahitchka City Hall

109 South 2nd Street

Wewahitchka, Florida 32465

A FINAL DECISION on the proposed tax increase

and the budget will be made at this hearing.

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CASE NO: 05-239DR

JOHN A. WEILAND, Petitioner
an action has been filed against
you and that you are required
to serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, to it on John
Arthur Weiland whose address
is 2817. Indian Pass Rd., Port
St. Joe, FL 32456 on or before
9/14/06, and file the original
with the clerk of this Court
at 1000 Cecil Costin Sr. Blvd.,
Port St. Joe, FL 32456, before
service on Petitioner or immedi-
ately thereafter. If you fail to
do so, default may be entered
against you for the relief
demanded in the petition.
Copies of all court docu-
-ments in this case, including
orders, are available at the Clerk
of the Circuit Court's office. You
may review these documents
upon request.
You must keep the Clerk
of the Court's office notified
of any current address. (You
must file Notice of Current
Address, Florida Supreme Court
Approved Family Law Form
12.915.) Future papers in this
lawsuit will be mailed to the
address on record at the clerk's
WARNING: Rule 12.285,
Florida Family Law Rules of
Procedure, requires certain
automatic disclosure of docu-
ments and information. Failure
to comply can result in sanc-
tions, including dismissal or
striking of pleadings. Dated
Clerk of Circuit Court.
By Jasmine Hysmith, Deputy
Publish: August 10 through
September 14


No.: 06-66PR

The administration of the
estate of Nelson Gregory Wood,
deceased, whose date of death
was July 8, 2006, .is pend-
ing in the Circuit Court for
Gulf County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of whichis
1000 Cecil Costin, Sr. Blvd. Port

St. Joe, FL 32456. The names
and addresses of the personal
representative and the personal
representative's attorney are set
forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this
notice is required to be served
must file their claims with this
All other creditors of the
decedent and other persons hav-
ing claims or demands against
decedent's estate must'file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3
The date of first publica-
tion of this notice is September
7, 2006.
Attorney for Personal
Ginger Golson Florida Bar No.
Attorney for William J. Wood,
Mel Magidson, Jr. PA
528 Sixth St.
P.O. Box 340
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
Telephone: (850) 227-7800

Personal Representative:
William J. Wood, Jr.
204 19th St.
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
Publish September 7 & 14,



File No.: 06-67PR


The administration of
the estate of Brandon James
Brogdon, deceased, whose date
of death was June 28, 2006, is
pending in the Circuit Court for
Gulf County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which
is 1000 Cecil Costin, Sr. Blvd.,

Public Notices:

Port St. Joe, FL 32456. The
names and addresses of the
personal representative and the
personal representative's attor-
ney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this
notice is required to be served
must file their claims with this
All other creditors of the
decedent and other persons hav-
ing claims or demands against
decedent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3
The date of first publica-
tion of this notice is September
7, 2006.
Attorney for Personal
Ginger Golson Florida Bar No.
Attorney for Dianne E. Brogdon
Mel Magidson, Jr. PA
528 Sixth St.
P.O. Box 340
Port St. Joe, Florida
32456Telephone: (850) 227-

Personal Representative:
Dianne E. Brogdon
205 13th St.
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
Publish September 7 & 14,

Notice is hereby given
that Bayou Storage, pursuant
to FS83.806 will dispose of or
offer for sell after September 22,
2006, the miscellaneous items
belonging to the following ten-
ant: Sheppard Gonzalez. Units
#214/308. Unit contents 'may
be redeemed by owner prior to
September 22, 2006 for cash
Publish September 7 &, 14,


IN RE: The Estate of
CASE NO.: 06-02-PR


The administration of the
estate of DONALD WAYNE
BRAKE, SR., deceased, File
Number 06-02-PR, is pending
in the Circuit Court for the
Fourteenth Judicial Circuit, in
and for'Gulf County, Florida,
the address of which is 1000
Cecil Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port
Saint Joe, Florida 32456. The
names and addresses of the
personal representative an the
personal representative's attor-
ney are set forth below.
All person on whom this
notice is served who have objec-
tions that challenge the validity
of the will, the qualifications
of the personal representa-
tive, venue, or jurisdiction of
this court are required to file
their objections with this Court
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against the dece-
dent's estate on whom a copy of
this notice is served within three
months after the date of the first
publication of this notice must
file their claims with this Court
All other creditors of the
decedent and persons having
claims or demands against
the decedent's estate must file
their claims, with this Court
The date of the first publica-
tion of the Notice is September
15, 2006.
Attorney for Personal
/s/Clinton T. McCahil, Esq.
305 Sixth Street
Port Saint Joe, Florida 32456
Florida Bar No.: 0073482

Personal Representative
/s/Sammy Teresa Brake
433 Sunshine Road
Port Saint Joe, Florida 32456

Publish September 14 & 21,


That the Gulf County Board Of
County Commissioners will hold
a public hearing to consider
adoption of the ordinance with
the following title:


The public hearing will be held
during the Gulf County Board of
County Commissioner's meet-
ing on Tuesday, September 26,
2006 at 6:00 p.m. E.S.T. in the
County Commissioner's meeting
room in the Robert M. Moore
Administration Building, Gulf
County Courthouse Complex,
Port St. Joe, Florida.
All interested persons
may appear and be heard
with respect to the proposed
Ordinance. If a person decides
to appeal any decisions made
by the Gulf County Commission
with respect to any matter con-
sidered at this hearing, he/she
will heed a record of the pro-
ceedings made which would
include any evidence upon
which the appeal is to be based.
In accordance with Americans
with Disabilities Act, persons
needing a special accommoda-
tion or an interpreter to par-
ticipate in this proceeding
should contact Lynn Stephens
Administrative Assistant,
County Administrator's office at
(850) 229-6111, at least two
days prior to the date of the
A copy, of the proposed
Ordinances are available for
inspection on weekday between
the hours of 9:00 a.m. E.S.T.,
and 5:00 p.m., E.S.T. at the
office of the Clerk of Court, Gulf
County Courthouse, 1000 C.G.
Costin, Sr., Blvd., Room 148,
Port St. Joe, Florida, 32456.



Ad# 2006-104

Publish: September 14 and
21, 2006

BID NO. 0506-31

The Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners will
receive bids from any person,
company or corporation inter-
ested in providing the following
Financing for a Transport
Truck for the Solid Waste
Department, in the amount
of $75,082.00. Financing
will be for a term of three
(3) years, with first pay-
ment due one (1) year after
establishment of loan.
Please submit four (4) copies of
your bid, indicate on the enve-
that this is a SEALED BID, and
include the BID NUMBER.

Bids will be .received until
Friday, September 22, 2006
at 5:00 p.m. E.T., at the Office
of the Clerk of Circuit Court,
1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr.
Blvd., Room 148, Port St. Joe,
FL 32456, and the bids will
be opened at this location on
Monday, September 25, 2006
at 10:00 a.m., E.T.

The Board reserves the right to
reject any and all bids.
By: /s/ Carmen L.
McLemore, Chairman

Attest: /s/ Rebecca L. Norris,

Ad #2006-103
Publish: September 14 & 21,


CASE NO: 06-348DR

JAMES M SMITH, Petitioner
an action has been filed against
you and that you are required
to serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, to it on James
M. Smith whose address is P.O.
Box 5099, White City, Florida
32465 on or before October 19,
2006, and file the original with
the clerk of this Court at 1000

Cecil Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St.
Joe, FL 32456, before service
on Petitioner or immediately
thereafter. If you fail to do so,
default may be entered against
you for the relief demanded in
the petition.
Copies of all court docu-
ments in this case, including
orders, are available at the Clerk
of the Circuit Court's office. You-
may review, these documents
upon request.
You must keep the Clerk
of the Court's office notified
of any current address. (You
must file Notice of Current
Address, Florida Supreme Court
Approved Family Law Form
12.915.) Future papers in this
lawsuit will be mailed to the
address on record at the clerk's
WARNING: Rule 12.285,
Florida Family Law Rules of
Procedure, requires certain
automatic disclosure of docu-
ments and information. Failure
to comply can result in sanc-
tions, including dismissal or
striking of pleadings.
Dated 9/7/06.
Clerk of Circuit Court.
/s/Jasmine Hysmith,
Deputy Clerk.
Publish: September 14, 21, 28
& October 5, 2006

The Board of Directors of
the Downtown Redevelopment
Agency is seeking ,qualified
candidates who meet the cri-
teria per FS 163 to fill board
positions: Any person may be
appointed as [director] if he or
she resides or is engaged in
business, which means owning
a business, practicing a profes-
sion, or performing a service for
compensation, or serving as an
officer or director of a corpo-
ration or other business entity
so engaged. within the area of
operation of the agency.
Interested parties should
send a letter of interest as well
.as a r6sume/list of qualifica-
tions to:
Trish Warriner, hair
Downtown Redevelopment
101 Reid Avenue, Suite 109
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
To qualify for consideration
for the next four-year term, all
information must be received
prior to noon on September 25,
Publish September 14, 2006



a division
of Coastal Community Bank,
CASE NO. 06-0036-CA




pursuant to a Partial Final
Judgment of Foreclosure dated
September 1, 2006, and Order
Re-Setting Sale dated September
8, 2006, entered in Civil Action
No. 06-183-CA of the Circuit
Court of the Second Judicial
Circuit in and for Gulf County,
Florida, wherein the parties were
the plaintiff, APALACHICOLA
STATE BANK, a division of
Coastal Community Bank, and
the defendants, LIN BRIGHTLY
sell to the highest and best
bidder, for cash, at 11:00 a.m.
and 1:00 p.m. on the 5th day
of October, 2006, at the door
of the Gulf County Courthouse,
Port St. Joe, Florida, the follow-
ing-described real property as
set forth in said Partial Final
Judgment of Foreclosure:
Lot Seventeen (17), Block
Eighteen (18), City of Port
St. Joe, as per official
plat thereof recorded in
the Public Records of Gulf
County, Florida
The successful bidder at the
sale will be required to place
the requisite state documen-
tary stamps on the Certificate
of Title.
DATED this 11 day of
September, 2006.

Clerk of the Court
Gulf County, Florida
By: _/s/

As Deputy Clerk

Publish: September 14 and
21, 2006


The City of Port St. Joe and
the Downtown Redevelopment
Agency will present a resolu-
tion for boundary expansion of
the CRA into the North Port
St. Joe area and related the
Finding of Necessity report on
Thursday, September 28, 5 PM
at City Hall. All interested par-
ties are invited to attend. In
accordance with the Americans
with Disabilities Act, persons
needing special accommodation
should make arrangements no
less than 24 hours prior to
the meeting by contacting Gail
',Alsobrook @ 850-229-6899.
Publish: September 14

Gulf-u .u. oard .. ~ Commisson' Meetin M

JULY 13, 2006

The Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners met
this date in' special session
with the following members
present: Chairman Carmen L
McLemore, arid C.:.rmiriiorsnrs
Billy E. Traylor, Nathan Peters,
Jr., and Jerry W. Barnes. "Vice
Chairman Bill Williams was ab-
Others present were: Coun-
ty Attorney Timothy McFarland,
Clerk Executive Administrator.
Towan Kopinsky, Deputy Clerk
Kari Summers, Chief Adminis-
trator Don Butler, Administrator
Staff Assistant Lynn Stephens,
Interim Building Official Lee
Collinsworth, Building Inspector
George Knight, Grant Writer Lo-
retta Costin, Human Resources
Director Denise Manuel, Plan-
ner David Richardson, Road De-
partment Superintendent Bobby
Knee, T.D.C. Director Paula
Pickett, and Veterans' Service
Officer James Kennedy.
Chairman McLemore called
the special meeting to order at
12:15 p.m., E.T.
,T.D.C. Director Pickett re-
ported that since the Board ap-
proved the beach renourishment
project, the, T.D.C. spending
plan has to be revised, stating
"that the spending plan has been .
modified to show the additional
funding added to the spend-
ing plan budget. Commissioner
Barnes motioned to approve
this Aevision, and Commissioner
Traylor seconded the motion. It"
passed 3-1, with Commissioner
Peters voting no.
Chief Administrator But-
ler discussed that he has met
with the engineers, and they
have agreed to reduce the en-
gineering proposal to resurface
4 percent, new construction
7 percent, and inspection 2.5
percent. He then recommended
approval of the engineering fees
and scope of work for the road
paving projects. Commissioner
Peters motioned to approve
this recommendation. Commis-
sioner Barnes seconded the mo-
tion, and it passed unanimously
Commissioner Traylor dis-
cussed that he met with G.A.C.
representatives regarding the
repaving of the Stone Mill Creek
Road, and discussed a change or-
der to include the Howard Creek
(Doc Whitfield) Road project.
Commissioner Traylor motioned
to approve a change order, and
for the Chairman to sign change
order with the amount not to
exceed $901,000.00 after the'
engineering costs are deducted.
Commissioner Barnes seconded
the motion, and it passed unan-
imously (4-0). '
SUpon discussion by Road
Department Superintendent
Knee that the County .has no
available paving clay, the Board
stated that this will be ad-
dressed when they reach the
new construction phase.
County Attorney McFarland
reported that the County's Local
Option Gas Tax is going to ex-
-pire in 2009, and this needs to
be extended until 2031. County"
Attorney McFarland stated that
this needs to be handled by
an ordinance, and requested
permission to advertise the
proposed ordinance for public
hearing. Commissioner Tray-
lor motioned to approve this
request. Commissioner- Barnes
seconded' the motion, and it
passed unanimously (4-0).
County Attorney McFar-.
land read a proposed resolu-

tion authorizing the issuance of
Gulfside and Gulfside Interior
M.S.T.U.'s. to finance the cost of
beach renourishment. Commis-
sioner Barnes then motioned to
adopt the following resolution.
Commissioner Traylor seconded
the.motion, and it passed 3-1,
' with commissioner Peters vot-
ing no.

EXCEEDING $12,000,000 INI-
** Complete Resolution on
file with Clerk**


Upon motion by Commis-
sioner Barnes, second by Comrn-
missioner Peters, and unani-
mous vote (4-0), the Board
approved the following Special
Projects payments:
Dist. 3 .
Wewa Dixie Youth Boys Base-
ball 12 & under Donation
Dist. 4 P.S.J. High School
Summer Program Donation
Dist. 5
Wewa Dixie Youth Boys Base.-
ball 12 & under Donation
P.S.J. High School
Summer Program Donation


There being no further busi-
ness, and upon motion by Com-
missioner Traylor,' the meeting
did .then adjourn at 12:30 p.m.,



JULY 24, 2006

The Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners met
this date in special budget ses-
sion with the following members
present: Chairman Carmen L.
McLemore, Vice Chairman Bill
Williams, and Commissioners
Billy E. Traylor and Jerry W.
Barnes. ' Peters, Jr. was absent>..
Others present were: Coun-
ty Attorney Timothy McFarland,
Clerk Becky Norris, Clerk Fi-

nance Officer Carla Hand Clerk
Executive Administrator Towan
Kopinsky, Chief Administrator
Don Butler, Administrator Staff
Assistaht Lynn Stephens, Inter-,
im Building Official Lee Collin-
sworth, Emergency Management
Director Marshall Nelson, Emer-
gency Management/9-1 1 Coopr-
dinator Ben Guthrie, Emergency
Management Secretary Stepha-
nie Richardson, G.I.S. Director
Larry Davis, Grant Writer Lo-
, retta Costin, Gulf County E.M.S.
Director Shane McGuffin, Main-
tenance Superintendent Steve
Mork, Mosquito Control Director
Mark Cothran, Planner David
Richardson, Public Works Direc-
tor Secretary Gini Barber, Road
Department Superintendent
Bobby Knee, Assistant Road De-
partment Superintendent Chris
Wood, Solid Waste Director Joe
Danford, T.D.C. Director Paula
Pickett, Union Steward Doug
Kelly, Veterans' Service Officer
James Kennedy, Sheriff Dalton
Upchurch, and Sheriff's Office
Major Mike Harrison, Captain
Bobby .Plair, Deputy Greg Cole,
and Sheriff Finance Officer Patti
Chairman' McLemore called
the meeting to order at 5:00
p.m., E.D.T.
Chairman McLemore report-
ed that the purpose of this meet-
ing is to discuss the proposed
budget for next fiscal year. He
stated that he would like for ev-
*eryone to work with him so this
meeting can be conducted irn a
professional manner.
Jim. Garth, President of
the Citizens for Reduced Taxes
Committee, appeared before
the Board a read a statement
regarding their request for re-
duction of taxes for the 2006-07
fiscal year.
Upon request by Chairman
McLemore, Planner Richardson
appeared before the Board to
discuss the requirements of S.B.
360, and the financial require-
ments it will place on the Coun-
ty in the upcoming year. He
reviewed the Capital Improve-
ments Schedule and discussed
the School Element that had to
be incorporated. Commission-
er Traylor -discussed that the
Board will have to place funds
in the budget for the upcoming
year to cover mandates that are
included in this bill.
Chairman McLemoie pre-
sented a chart showing Gulf
County's budget increases over
the last several years, and stated
that he would like for the Board
to reduce the proposed requests
,to have a 0% increase (would
prefer a 10% decrease over.the
current year's budget). He then
made the following recommen-
dations in an effort to reduce
taxes for the upcoming year: 1)
hiring freeze, 2) discontinue pro-
viding dirt, 3) discontinue demo-
lition projects, 4) reduce landfill
operation hours, 5) freeze pur-
chasing of new equipment, 6)
no spring clean-up, 7) 4-day
work week for the Public Works,
Maintenance, and Road Depart-
ments, 8) prioritize construction
of new buildings, i.e. a) Storm
Shelter, b) Public Works build-
ing, c) E.M.S. building,'d) Main-
tenance building, and e) Jail.
He discussed areas of the bud-
get that are (or should be) self-
supporting (Building Depart-
ment/Landfill), and stated that
the "bed tax" dollars collected by
the T.D.C. should be used for all
tourism services (beach clean-
up, etc.).
' Commissioner Williams dis-
cussed the zero-based budget
process that the County de-
partments followed this year in.
preparing their budget requests.

He stated that he does not want.
the department heads to take
this process personally, this is
something the Board must do
for the entire County.
Commissioner Traylor dis-
cussed that he was hesitant
when Commissioner Williams
first.brought up the zero-based
budget process, but. it shows
where every dollar is being
spent. He also discussed that,
due to the mandates, it will be
difficult to make the cuts that
Chairman McLemore has sug-
Commissioner Barnes stated
that he was also hesitant about
the new system, but it shows,
the Board and the taxpayers
where their money is spent.
Commissioner Williams
then reviewed the General Fund
expenditures of the County, as
1) B.O.C.C. Special
Projects $ 15,000.00
75% Decr. /
This decrease is due to
funds being transferred to Parks
and Recreation.

'2) B.O.C.C.
$ 976,084.00
63.5% Decr.

This decrease is due to a
cost shift of insurance to the in-
dividual department budgets.

3) County Administra-
tor $ 546,975.00
75.87% Incr'
Chief Administrator But-
ler discussed that all depart-
mental budgets will reflect in-
creases due to the cost shift of
the insurance being transferred
from the Board's budget to the
department's budget. He also
discussed that the budget will
also reflect the full cost of any
buildings (as required by the
State), as well as the debt ser-
vice payment. Upon inquiry by
Commissioner Williams, Clerk
Finance Officer Hand stated that
in Governmental Accounting the
source of funds and the use of
funds have to be shown (the
liability and the asset are not
shown on the balance sheet).
After further discussion, Clerk
Norris reported' that this has
been reflected in the past, but
it is normally done after-the-fact
as a budget amendment when
the loan proceeds are received.
Jim McKenzie appeared
before' the Board and inquired
about a "flushed" budget that
would take out items that are
a pass through of funds. Com-
missioner Williams stated that
this will be seen as they get to
the individual departmental
' budgets.

4) Special Events
$ 2,500.00
0% Incr.

This is $750.00 for each
City for Fireworks and $500.00
for each High School for Project

5) Clerk to the Board
$ 546,975.00
75.87% Incr.

The majority of this increase
is for the cost shift of insurance.
Commissioner Barnes discussed
that the Clerk also has Article V
costs that are mandated.

This was a grant that the
County no longer has.

8) Property. Appraiser'
$ 468,235.00
17.45% Incr.

The majority .: i u..: i : r: a: :
is for the cost Etni *l insur-

9) Tax Collector
$ 508,852.00
23.11% Incr.

The majority of this increase
is for the cost shift of insur-"

10) Grants Develop-
$ .93,334.00
41.61% Incr.

No Discussion.

I IL Risk Management/
Human Resources
$ 105,973.00
48.20% Incr.

The majority of this'increase
is for the cost shift of insur-

12) PSJ Downtown Re-
development Agency
$ 272,764.00
50.35% Incr.

This is set by Statute and
there is a formula that is fol-
lowed to determine the amount.
County Attorney McFarland dis-
cussed that this is based on a
percentage of the- assessment
of the downtown redevelopment
area. After discussion about
how the funds are spent, County
Attorney McFarland stated that
this is a 30-year agreement, and
the County is approximately 10
years into the agreement.

13) Supervisor of Elec-
,tions $ 293,689.00
9.21% Incr.

The majority of this increase
is for the cost shift of insur-

14) Work Crews
$ 121,019.00
125.57% Incr.

This increase contains addi-
tional equipment, vans, etc.

15) Safety
$ 53,030.00
261.51% Incr.

This includes a cost shift
for insurance and a full-time

16) Industrial Park
$ 6,750.00
0% Incr.

Site work and engineering
for the portion of the Industrial
Park still owned by the County.

17) Wireless 911
$ .00
100% Decr.

Transferred to a separate re-
stricted Fund.

18) Utilities Court-
house Complex
$ 157,245.00
.80% Incr.

6) County Attorney Chief Administrator Butler
$ 67,694.00 reported .that this is the pow-
0% Incr. er, water and gas bills for the
Courthouse complex (was pre-
No change. viously included in the Court-
house Maintenance budget).

7) Federal Emergency
Management Asst.
$ .00
100% Decr.

. 19) Maintenance
County Courthouse
$ 994,402.00

102.63% Incr.

This includes a shift of 3
employees and vehicles from the
Road Department, the cost shift
of insurance for the employees,
and a building addition.

The ne.,: i-i,, 51. then recess
at 6:01 p r, E 0 L
The meeting reconvened' at
6:11 p.m., E.D.T.

Commissioner Williams
discussed that the Clerk's Of-
fice can provide the public with
a copy of the tentative budget
packet and also has it available
on cd at no charge.- He then
continued reviewing .the General
Fund expenditures, as follows:
20) Maintenance
Wewa County Building
$ 58,148.00
.38.79% Decr.

The elevator repair costs
were removed from this budget
(completed in 2005-06).

21) FRDIAP Grants
$ 400,000.00
0% Incr.

Grant funds for Dead Lakes
and Honeyville Parks.

22) Wetland Protection
$ 7,500.00
0% Incr.

funding will be stopped.

27) Law Enforcement
$ 32,258.00
12.55% Decr.

This is the budget for beach
driving permits.

28) Honeyville Commu-
nity Emergency Center
$ 400,000.00

This is for the new storm'
shelter for Gulf County. Clerk
Norris reported that this is also
included on the revenue side as
a loan (no effect on ad valorem



Fire Department -

$ 71,040.00'
479.92% Incr.

until Fire Chief is

30), Fire Department -
$ 218,817.00
2167.77% Incr.


until Fire. Chief is

31) Fire Department
Howard Creek
$ 18,090.00

Funds shifted from BOCC Fire Chief Billy Moore dis-
Professional Services for use to cussed that this budget request
delineate wetlands (for build- is for "Jaws-of-Life" equipment
ings to be constructed behind due to his department having
the Courthouse Complex and at to respond to traffic accidents, 2
the proposed 40-acre Industrial sets of bunker gear, and 3 new
Park site at Fleming Curve). 800Mhz radios, stating that the
Howard Creek Fire Control Dis-
23) G.I.S. Mapping trict does not generate enough
$ 201,956.00 tax dollars to fund these items.
71.12% Incr,. The Board tabled this budget
until a later date.

This includes the cost shift
for insurance, consulting ser-
vices and new equipment that is
being requested.
G.I.S. Director Davis dis-
cussed operations of the depart-

ment, fees
future plan
ment to get

nology (IT)

This is
liams disc
to participi
be spread
the Board.
Butler state
will only w
tional Office


cussed tha
important 1

Service Offi

Kennedy d
increase in
for insuran
new compu
agency Ma
Nelson disc
that is now
response (p

32) Building Depart-
$ 321,698.00
38.72% Incr.

charged, etc. Chief Interim 'Building Official
tor Butler discussed Collinsworth discussed that the
is of G.I.S. Depart- major increase in this budget
t maps on the inter- is the cost shift for insurance,
and this department operates
from the revenues received from
Information Tech- building permit fees.
County Veterans' Service
$ 116,121.00 Qffice/Building Department
New Patricia Hardman appeared
before.the Board to discuss the
a new position/de- per diem rates and rental car
Commissioner Wil- rates as included in the Veter-
assed that if the Con- ans' Service Offiee budget, and
Officers would agree suggested that a taxi be used
ate, this cost could instead of a rental car.
between them and Upon inquiry by Patricia
Chief Administrator Hardman about the Building
ed that this position Department breaking even (can-
'ork if the Constitu- not make a profit),'Chief Admin-
ers participate, istrator Butler discussed there
are other costs associated with
Affordable Housing operation of the building depart-
$ 50,000.00 ment that are not reflected in
New the actual budget (work done
by the Planning Department, of-
ssioner Traylor dis- fice space, parking space, etp.).
at this is a new de- Upon further discussion regard-
expense that is very ing engineering costs, Ms. Hard-
to the future of Gulf man suggested that the Board
hire an on-staff engineer for the
County Veterans'
ce 33) Physical Environ-
$ 74,134.00 ment
26.11% Incr. $ 9,476.00
0% Incr.

is' Service Officer
discussed that this
eludes the cost shift
ice, travel costs for
education, and a
ter. Upon inquiry by
ner Traylor, Emer-
nagement Director
cussed the training
required for disaster
paid or volunteer), or

This is funding for the Divi-
sion of Forestry.

34) Search & Rescue -
$ 13,750.00
7.84% Incr.

Chairman McLemore stated
that he would like to go to 0%

increase for all departments.

35) Emergency Man-
agement Gulf County
$ 348,243.00
77.87% Incr.

Emergency Management
Director. Nelson discussed the
changes in emergency manage-
ment since 9/11, as well as the
branch E.O.C. in Wewahitchka.
He stated that this increase in-
cludes computer equipment,
a truck, and the cost shift for
insurance (this budget is 66%
grant-funded). Emergency Man-
agement Secretary" Richardson,
discussed that the County is
required to match a certain por-
tion of their funding according
to the grant requirements, and
cannot go below $190,800.33.

36) Search & Rescue
$ 24,915.00
.112.60% Incr.

Chairman McLemore stated
that he would like to go to 0%
increase for all departments.

37) Medical Examiner
$ 39,600.00
14.19% Incr.

This is a mandated, contrac-
tualbudget. ChiefAdministrator
Butler reported 'that the trans-
portatipn line item increased
from $1,000.00 to $4,000.00 be-
cause Comforter Funeral Home
agreed to make transports to
the morgue (E.M.S. has been
providing this service).

S 38) D.O.T. Local Agency
Program (L.A:P.)
$. .00
100% Decr.

Chief Administrator Butler
reported that this was the grant
for the bike path at Cape San
Blas (not ad valorem tax funds).
There will be other projects in
the future.

39) D.O.T. Small Co.
Outreach Prog. (S.C.O.P.)
$ 1,401,342.00
16.78% Incr.

This is grant funds for pav-
ing of Willis Landing Road and
Stone Mill Creek Road. Upon
inquiry by Chief Administrator
Butler, Clerk Finance Officer
Hand reported that this budget
does not include County match-
ing funds because she was noti-
fied by Administrative Staff As-
sistant Stephens that no match
is required for this grant.

40) D.O.T. County In-
centive Grant Prog. (C.I.G.P.)
$ 883,163.00

This is grant funds for pav-
ing of Doc Whitfield Road (How-
ard Creek Road).

41) Mosquito Control
$ 140,825.00
94.64% Incr.

Solid Waste Director Dan-
ford reported that the majority
of this increase is the cost shift
for insurance.

42) Health Department
$ 302,860.00
18.78% Incr.

Tabled until Health Depart-
ment Administrator Kent is

The meeting did then recess
at 7:00 p.m., E.D.T.

The meeting reconvened at
7:13 p.m., E.D.T.

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Club, Retiree
EMPLOYMENT Call 227-1751
700 Country
4100 Help Wanted St. Joe
4110 Restaurants/Clubs
4120 Sales/Telemarketing
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4100 |

2 single beds $75 for the
pair. Leather match sofa
$50, pine-dresser $25, cof- Administrative
fee table $25, 3 piece wall
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unit $7/0. UCall 647-2715

Huge Yard Sale! 1916
Forest Park Ave., PSJ.
THURS, FRI & SAT. 8am-?
Furniture, wicker, pictures,
Lots of misc items.,

'JJ: Wewa 921 Tupelo St.
Fri & Sat(15th & 16th )
7am-4pm. Yard Sale, Fur-
niture, CD/DVD players,
TV, bed, guitar, and lots of
other stuff.

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That's where auto buyers and
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-St Joe is currently search-
ing for a part-time recep-
tionist; hours 'are Sat 9-6
and Sun 12:30-6 and most
Monday in Port St, Joe.
Qualified candidate will
have 1-2 years work expe-
rience and must be profes-
sional and friendly! MS Of-
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quired. We offer great pay
and an excellent benefits

Please submit Resume'via
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corn or visit careers.joe.
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application & resume
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Pre-Employment Drug
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Evening Office Asst., PT,
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of the Gulf/ Franklin Center
(answer phones, test proc-
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students/ professors.. Hrs.
4 pm 10 pm, Mon-Thur.
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North Florida Child
Development, Inc.

Job Opening

Family Service
NFCD, Inc. is seeking a
Family Service Worker for
its Wewahitchka Center.
Determines eligibility of
parents seeking child care
services and maintains'
records of family and chil-
dren enrolled. Applicant
will maintain a client case-
load. Must have excellent
organizational and inter-
personal skills and superi-
or written and oral commu-
nication. Establish mutual-
ly respectful partnerships

with families to enhance
the quality of their lives
and communities. Support
families' efforts ,to reach
their goals. Offer parents
opportunities to be in-
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and educational activities
based on their Interest and
needs. Support families in
accessing other communi-
ty resources. Assist fami-
lies in crisis. Respect and
respond competently to
the culture, traditions,
lifestyles, language', and
values of each family and
Must have an. associate
degree in human service
field or a high school di-
ploma with a minimum of
two years of successful
work experience. Custom-
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Must maintain strict confi-
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and' proficient use of Win-
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PO Box 38, ,Wewahitchka,
FL 32465, 850-639-5080
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Small engine me
exp req, salary, ins
sick leave, paid h
apply' in person
Rental, 706 First St,


Bay St. Jose
Seeking a work pl
a fun & fair culture
120-bed long- tern
facility is seeking
viduals who have
passion for the elk
enjoy working to
following positions:
Registered' Nur
*Certified Nursing
*Licensed Pract
Benefits Includ
short/long term
ity company paid
,sur, paid time off
retirement plan, u
allowance, referral
nus; tuition reim
ment, Shift Different
Please Contact:
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Human Resourc
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Port St. Joe, FL 3
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Sales Assoc
St. Joe Towns & Re
currently recruiting
Sales Associates fi
Windmark Beach d
meant in Port St. Ji
This position require
real estate license,
history in selling
marketing coast
properties and co
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HVAC Condo
chanic, Superintendent
holidays (with Experience)
St Joe Panama City &
Port St Mexico Beach Areas
Top Pay, Excellent Bene-
fits, Vacation/Holiday Pay,
Keith Lawson Company
STim Harrell
eph (850) 251-5864'
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ace w/ encourage to apply
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g indi-
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Top Pay, Excellent Bene-'
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Insur, 401 K: '
disabil- Keith Lawson Company
life In- Steven Stamps
, 401K (850) 251-5925
uniform KLC is an EOE/AAE/DFWP
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iburse- encourage to apply

ces Trades
2456 L&R
Kt 105 L&R
129 Contracing, Inc.
Construction Personel
(Job in Wewahitchka)
*Heavy Equipment
Pipe Layers
Qormpetitve salary & great
benefit package including
Health Insurance & paid
vacation. Apply in person,
iate 309 Elm Ave., off Bus. 98
784-2781 for directions.
-sorts is
ig for Trades
or their
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oe, FL Excellent Job Opportunity
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proven Available: Drillers
and or *Derricks -Floor Hands
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mputer available after 90 days.
se con- Fax resume 239-489-4545
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& Laborers
Drug with construction exp. La-
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Earn $12-$48/hour. Full
benefits..Paid training. Var- 4
ious Government Positions
Available. Homeland Secu-
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Wildlife and more.
Call 7 days
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Flexible Home Data Entry
Work $420/part time,
$800+/full time per week.
No Experience Necessary.
Computer required. Call


Assemble crafts, wood
items,, clay, sewing, and
more. Year round work.
Free information packet.
Call for details.
1-801-428-4657, 24 hours.

'Helicopter Pilot South-
west Med Evac is seeking
helicopter pilots for its new
Emergency Medical Ser-
vices base opening soon
is Clovis, NM. You will fly
an AStar 350B2 or B3 in
support of interfacility
transfers and scene calls.
To qualify you must have
2,000- flying hours with
1,500 PIC, 1,000 turbine
and 200 night unaided. If
you meet our qualifications
you can expect to work 12
hour shifts with a 7 on, 7
off rotating schedule. In re-
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we offer a competitive sal-
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Mystery Shoppers Earn
up to $150 per day. Under-
cover Shoppers needed to
judge' retain & dining es-
tablishments. Experience
not required. Call

5100 Business
5110 Money to Lend

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All Cash Business! Local
candy vending route.
$50K/yr. potential. 30 ma-
chines + candy. $5,995.
Call Now! (800) 704-5414.

Earn Up To $550.00
Weekly Working through
the government P/T, No
experience needed. Call
today!!! 1-800-488-2921
ask for Department M-14

Got Drive, Desire and
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Gulf County 8COP Liquor
License. Full Liquor &
Package Rare chance to
own Asking $478K obo.
Send replies to: PO Box
1265, Port St. Joe, 32457.
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All Snacks, All Drinks,
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Mini Storage

Climate and
Control Storage
Boat/RV storage &
office space

Climate Control

St. Joe
Rent-All, Inc.
706 First Street
Phone 227-2112

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On Site Rentals 6 Days
A Week


In Port St. Joe


6100 Business/
6110 Apartments BEACH
6120 Beach Rentals
6130:- Condo/Townhouse
6140 House Rentals STORAGE
6150 Roommate Wanted
6160 Rooms for Rent Day: 227-7200
6170 Mobile Home/Lot Night: 647-3882
6180 Out-of-Town Rentals
6190 Timeshare Rentals St. JoeBeach
6200 Vacation Rentals

6100 I
Commercial Building for
lease with workshop and
office space. Approx.
3300sf. 201 Tarpon St.
Port St. Joe call

unit 1250 SF/ office bath-
room 12x12 roll up door,
located at the corner of
Pondarosa Pines & Ruth-
erford in Jones Home-
stead. $650 a month in-
cludes util. 1 year lease
+1 mo. rent dep. 647-2715
after 6pm.
New Metal
Building $1400/month.
2800sf has new office and
bathroom. Call
Office space, approx
1200sf, $1200mo, located
on Long Ave, Port St Joe,
Some office furnishings
available, 850-229-1450

Two Private 2nd floor of-
fices with shared reception
and kitchen. One 1st floor
private office. Beautiful
view overlooking St. Joe
Bay at Simmons Bayou.
$350 mo per office. Utilities
included. First, last month
rent plus $15.0 deposit per
unit required. Call 850-
229-7799, M-F, 9-4pm.


2 br, 1 ba with large yard
in Port St. Joe, CH&A. No
pets, $650 + Utilities and
deposit. Call 850-229-1215
Upstairs 2 br, 1 ba apart-
ment $575/mo. + deposit.
Call- 850-648-5052 or

Mexico Beach duplex 2
br,. 1.5 ba across from
dedicated beach, unfurn. 1
yr. lease. $1000/mo. pet
allowed. 850-647-8259
Pt. St. Joe Beach: 2 br, 1
ba nicely furnished 150'
from the beach. laundry
room, Gulf view, $950
month. + dep. Some utili-
ties included. Pets OK:
beach.htm. 678-643-1285

4 br 2 ba TH with pool lo-
cated in Mexico Beach,
$1200mo, 850-229-8667 or
Gulf Aire 3 br, 2 ba no
smoking/pets, approx.
1700sf, garage, 1000ff
from the beach.
$1100/month with lease +
dep. Call 850-866-0071
Mexico Beach 4 br, 2.5 ba
Brand New TH. Upgrades
throughout, community
pool. Call 678-296-9639
Mexico Beach area, Sev-
eral Condos/Townhouses,
furnished & unfurn, Start-
ing at $750mo. Sundance
Realty 850-648-8700

6140 -

Gorgeous Bay Sunset
view on CR-30, 2 bed-
rooms, 2 1/2 baths, wood
floors, custom cabinets,
fully furnished, screened
porch and open deck. 6-9
month lease, $1150 mo.,
first, & last month rent,
$550 security deposit on
signing. No pets. Call
850-229-7799, M-F, 9-4pm.
Mexico Beach, Several
homes for rent, furnished
& unfurnished, starting at
$700mo, Call Sundance
Realty 850-648-8700
Port .St. Joe bay view
1810sf 3 br, 2 ba. Ig. Flori-
da room, w/d, Fp, fenced
backyard w/ lawn care in-
cluded. 2 car attached gar.
102 Sunset Cir. $1575/mo.
+ dep. 774-6649
P ss

Overstreet, Beautiful 4 br,
2 ba Home, 1824sf, on 1
acre, $1295 mo.+dep. Call
(310) 755-8118 Iv msg.

RENTALS Available. Call
RENTALS, @ Mexico
Beach 850-648-1012.
St. Joe Beach, 3 br, 2 ba,
enclosed garage, gulfview,
beach access, furnished,
$1200 mo., will consider
lease purchase. Call Bob-
bie@ 258-5261.
Waterfront 3 br, 2 ba lo-
cated in the Overstreet
area. Completely renovat-
ed with new kitchen &
bath, Irg back porch, over-
looking intercoastal water-
way. Short drive to the
beach.. Call 648-5865

| 6160

Downtown Port St Joe at
the Pelican Roost, weekly
or monthly. Call for more
information 850-227-5341

- 6170

2 br, 2'ba, furnished, with
washer & dryer on 1 acre
in Carrabelle beach.
$600mo/$700 dep 850
697-8440 or 813-546-6987
Furnished 2 br, 1 ba sin-
gle wide trailer for rent.
$500/mo + $500 deposit.
Call 850-648-5306

Port St. Joe. 2 br, 1 ba,
CH&A, laundry room,, nice
yard $580 mo., $400 dep.
Call 850-227-3511.
2 br, 1 ba $360mo +
$360Dep. No pets please.,
Pt. St. Joe Beach 4 br, 2 639-5721
ba newly renovated. Un-
furn, 1 blk off beach..
$1200mo. 850-544-2218
*P- ^Large 2 br, 1 ba. MH in
Oak Grove. $525 mo + 1
Month's Dep., and utilities.
140 available immediately. Call

Pt. St. Joe Beach: 2 br, 1
ba nicely furnished 150',
from the beach. laundry
room, Gulf view, $950
month. + dep. Some utili-
ties included., Pets OK.
beach.htm. 678-643-1285


SV pace for rent private
lot with 1 room cottage
with full bath 9452 Olive-St.
Beacon Hill Call Dan

7100 Homes
7110 Beach Home/
7120 Commercial
7130 Condo/Townhouse
7140- Farms & Ranches
7150 Lots and Acreage
7160 Mobile Homes/Lots
7170 Waterfront
7180 Investment
7190 Out-of-Town
Real Estate
7200 Timeshare

!!!!Great Deal!!!
3 br 2.5 ba, brick/vinyl,
new Home just built, ,
2100+sf H/C, 2 car gar,
2/3 of an acre in White
city, w/lots of extras.
$275K, 850-227-4356
2 br 1 ba Port St.Joe. Cor-
ner lot with bay view. RE-
DUCED $215K 850-762-
3252 www.forsalebyowner.
Golf Course Home. 3 br,
2 ba w/elevator and FP,
new carpet & ceramic tile.
Split flrpin with Open Great
Room. View of 16th' Green.
$329K Call 352-622-7574
House only for Sale! Must
be moved. 5746 Hwy 71 (6
miles N. of PSJ). Approx
1400. sf, 3 br,1 ba,hrdwd
floors, C/A, FP, stove,
refig, ,W/D. Ducky Johnsone
has moving cost info.
$18,000. Call.Mary Lou @
Mexico Beach 4 br, 2 ba
screened in rear porch,
front deck,' 2 blocks to
beach. Price reduced
$205K. Call 478-954-2050
New Construction homes
3 br, 2 ba, in Port St. Joe,
Starting low at $200's.
In-house financing availa-
ble. 850-229-2560.
St Joe Beach, Gulfaire, 4
br 2 ba, almost new roof,
AC, water heater, tile floor,
private beach, pool, tennis,
$249,900, Pelican Walk
Real Estate, 850-647-2478

For Trade
Lot In Seacrest next to
Rosemary Beach. Will
trade for house in Pt. St.
Joe. Call Bobby @

Mexico Beach, 1.5yr Old
TH, 4 br 2 ba, w/pool, rent
$1200mo, sale $234,900
850-229-8667 or 527-7525

Cape San Bias quality
bayside.lot. .6 acres near
State Park. Price to sell!
$175K Call 513-697-1777
150x100, 1 block from
beach, waterview, $250K.
OBO Owner Finance
850-596-2057 or 271-1453
Mexico Beach Lot,
75'x100', walk to beach,
$169K OBO Owner fi-
nance. Motivated Seller
850-596-2057 or 271-1453

Nice 3 br MH on Large lot,
short walk to St. Joe
Beach. $225K Call

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8120 Sports Utility Vehicles
8130 Trucks
8140 Vans
8150 Commercial
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& Accessories
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nished, $850mo, Call
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Chevy Cavalier '00, 4 DR,
AT, AC, 1 owner, low mi,
excellent condition, $4750
Quality Cars 960-4464
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Ford Explorer '01 Sport 2
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60k miles, $7950. Quality
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mi, New condition, $8750.
Quality Cars 960-4464

Ford F150 '94, LB, ladder
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condition, $3950 Quality
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low miles, $5950. Quality
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GMC '95 Hightop Conver-
sion, fully loaded, exc.
cond., 1 owner, $3950.
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600XK '03 very fast, very
nice bike. First $5000
takes it. Call 850-258-6139

Grady White 22' WAC,
200hp Johnson Ocean
Runner w/ Grady Braclket.
25HP Johnson Kicker, very
low hrs on motor. King Lo-
ran, Raytheon Fish Finder,
VHS, Outriggers, Alum.
Magic Load Trailer, Asking
$15,500 Call 850-653-8990

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Sea Doo Waverunner 100
needs short block. Comes
.with 2 life jackets. Asking
$800 or best offer. Call
Chris Early at
Sea Doo Waverunner '01
with-a 2 boat trailer, 2 life
jackets, cooler carrier, and
new motor. Asking $4700
call Chris Early at

America's Mini Storage
850-229-8014 or .

Dry Boat Storage
FOR RENT! Exclusive
Carrabelle Boat Club.
Safe, state-of-the-art mpri-
na. Enjoy The Luxurious,
clubhouse and facilities.
Call Caryn 404-643-6971

I !8330 I
1993 36ft. Fourwinds trail-
er. 2 br queen/bunkbeds,
with, slide outs. Great deal
for $5500 or best offer.
Call 850-647-3679
Holiday Rambler Imperial
'96 34' "Wide body" Super
slides (4'x17'), Full kitchen
$17,500 firm. Call

|m 8340 "
Scottsdale Newmar '05
with 3 slide outs, oak interi-
or, gas model, has 4800
miles. Must sell! $96K Call

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"Cracker Cowhunters"

To Hit The Trail Again

Late one evening a few
months ago a truck hauling a
trailer pulled up to the empty
lot across from my house.
The driver got out and backed
a Bobcat off the trailer, and set
about his business of mow-
ing down a trail into the lot.
The lot was for sale; it is not
uncommon' for a realtor or
owner to have a path cut so
prospective buyers can walk
into the property and have a
look around. For half an hour
or so I heard the machine
snapping branches and crack-
ing limbs, then the machine
was loaded up again and the
truck left. I didn't think too
much about it.
The next day, though, I
walked over to inspect the new
trail and was dumbfounded.
The Bobcat driver had pushed
over a beautiful, healthy red
cedar, one of only two on the
property, and left it at a forty
five degree angle. Why? He
could easily have gone around
the tree, and left it as a focal
point for a new home. My best
guess is that he was testing out
his machine to "see what it
could do". Apparently the tree
was tougher than his Bobcat,
otherwise why leave it partially
uprooted, halfway laying over
on its side?
I don't believe this was a
callous or insensitive man, but
I do believe he saw this cedar
tree as a challenge, an obstacle
to be overcome. He did
not see it as a living, breath-
ing and quite beautiful speci-
men, as I did. He exhibited
what is known as 'plant blind-
ness', a term coined by James
Wandersee, PhD, a biology
professor at Louisiana State,
University. Plant blindness
refers to our failure, as a soci-
ety, to see plants as anything
more than a green blur or
a background. Until some-
thing calls our attention to a
particular plant, we tend to
overlook it. .
Even as a professional
gardener, I am no. different.

There are countless plants I
never 'see' until some particu-
lar characteristic is pointed
out to me, and suddenly, once
my attention is placed on it, I
will see that plant everywhere.
Without the plant king-
dom, the animal kingdom
would not survive. The botany
course I am studying puts it
like this: "The amount of oxy-
gen given off as a by-product
of photosynthesis is greater
than. the amount of oxygen
consumed by respiration in
one day. Therefore, there is a
net daily increase in oxygen to
the atmosphere. If this were
not true the world supply of
oxygen would be consumed
quickly." In short, no plants,
we die. Duh.
Why then, are we so unin-
terested in the plant kingdom
'that gives us the very air we
breath? Surely the above para-
graph, dry and dull as it is, is
a clue. The world in general
is more interested in animals
than it is in plants. There are
terms for this, too: zoochau-
vinism and plant neglect. Our
educational system does not
* help. Biology classes at all lev-
els place much more empha-
sis on teaching about animals,
though plant and animal stud-
ies should have equal time,
and should strive to impress
upon students of the incred-
ible symbiotic relationship
between plants and animals.
But Maura Flannery, a long-
time columnist for American
Biology Teacher, was quoted
.as saying, "I am not alone in
my prejudice; to many, botany
is synonymous with what is
dry, complicated, and unin-
teresting in biology." Indeed,
I have to admit it was pretty
dry stuff to me, too. I.learned
about photosynthesis from the
page of a book. I learned it,
but I didn't 'get' it. None of
my various biology teachers
invested any more time on
the study of plants than was
absolutely necessary, and not
one of them w\ias willing to take

the class outside to introduce
us, up close and personal,
to a plant. By putting more
emphasis on the study of ani-
mals, my teachers were dem-
onstrating zoochauvinism. By
not taking us out and show-
ing us how to measure the
rate of growth in a vine from
day to day, or pointing out
' the vivid colors that attracted
insects to a flower, or letting
us marvel at how a blade of
grass could break through an
asphalt parking lot, they were
exhibiting plant neglect.,
Think about it. How often
do we read articles in the news-
paper that .relate to plants?
The 2002 demise of the Wye
Oak, this nation's largest, and
some say oldest, white oak,
hardly got any press coverage,
but a story about a dog being
rescued from a boat that same
year was carried all over the
world. We read articles about
the longevity of sea turtles, but
who in the world knows what
the oldest living tree is? (It's a
bristlecone pine, nearly 4800
years old, and it is still alive,
growing in the United States.)
Curiously, one botanical
story that does get coverage
is the blooming of a voodoo
lily, which smells like rotting
meat. Whenever this occurs
in a public garden the press is
always there, ready to record.
the disgusting reactions.
Our children are being
shortchanged by the lack of
plant knowledge, and yet
there is no impetus for them
to be curious about that half
of their world. Video games
certainly don't feature plants.
Neither do movies, or games,
or books, though library
shelves bulge with children' s
books about animals. Plants
drawn into cartoons are only
vague green shapes without
detail. Television has long.
featured shows introducing us
to the animal kingdom, and ,.
now there are entire channels
devoted to animals. 'And the
plants?, Well, there is HGTV,

which reduces plants to acces-
sories good for decorating our
homes. Never has that pro-
gram really educated me about
how a plant grows, or thwarts
its enemies, or has sex.
If we don't know a plant,
we don't really see it, and if we
don't see it, it becomes noth-
ing more than an obstacle,
a challenge to our machines.
Something to be knocked over,
and left at a funny angle in the
woods. And yet if they all die,
we all die. The image of a big
bulldozer capable of scrap-
ing up all the plants in its
path flashes through my mind.
Another image flashes, of thou-
sands of acres of a single crop,
which could all be wiped out
by a single pathogen. Another
image flashes, of rain forests
slashed and burned so grass
and grain can be grown to feed
cattle. Diversity lost, and we
never really realize it, because
we didn't recognize what was
there to begin with.
As gardeners, we can com-
bat plant blindness by becom-
ing plant mentors. This sim-
ply means sharing what we
know about the plant kingdom
and its wonders. We can men-
tor children, especially, since
they are so open to the won-
ders of the world. We can also
mentor our peers. Would it
have made a difference to the
driver of that Bobcat if he had
known the name of the tree
he .tried to run over? Would
developers slow down just. a
little in the scraping of every
inch of land if they realized a
clump of sabal minor (dwarf
saw palmetto) growing in the
woods might be .as match as
450 years old? .Can we help a
ter-iaser make the connection
that plants breathe out, so that
he can breathe in?
Questions? Comments?
Opinions? Email me at
kc .kellev'7mchsi.coni

The Florida Agricultural
Museum will present the
"Great Florida Cattle Drive of
Ought 6" December 5-9, 21006.
Registration is now under way
for the event, which will begin
just south of Kissimmee and
end at the new Silver Spurs
Arena in Kenansville.
In 1995 -- to celebrate 150
years of Florida statehood -- a
group of 600 cattlemen, histo-
rians, horse lovers and hearty
adventurers drove 1,000 head
of native Cracker Cattle across
the state. The group also
included wagon drivers, walk-
ers, artists and local, state and
national media. ,
Over. the last four cen-
turies, cattle production has
been one of Florida's most
influential industries. In the
1995 Cattle Drive, participants
used the sesquicentennial cel-
ebration to educate this state's
citizens and people around
the globe to the fact that the
first American cowboys were
Floridians -- the cattle busi-
ness in the United States began
right here in Florida.
"Even thofigh Florida
has been a major force in
the cattle business for hun-
dreds of years, very few of our.
own citizens are aware of this
rich heritage," said Florida
Agriculture Commissioner
Charles H. Bronson, who is.
also a rancher.
To salute the importance
of Florida's "cow culture,"
organizers will once again be
-driving cattle, riding the trail,
sleeping on the. ground and
living the life of our ancestors
for a few days. The Seminole
Tribe of Florida has provided
*about 400 head of cattle, and
every participant who wishes
to will be able to spend some
ttime as a "cowhunter" helping
to drive the cattle. Camps will
be primitive and dress should
be late-1800s (there will be
no T-shirts, tennis shoes or
ball caps allowed i. There will.
be historic encampments each
night along the trail depict-

ing some important era in
Florida's history (Timucuan,
Spanish Colonial, Civil War,
Seminole, etc.), making the
event even a ride through
Florida's past.
On December 9, partici-
pants and the public will con-
tinue the celebration at trails
end with an old fashioned
"frolic," which will include
authors, singers, poets, sto-
rytellers, historians, re-enac-,
tors and an art auction fea-
turing CAAF (Cowboy Artists
Association of Florida).' There
will also be several promi-
nent authors of Floridiana and
Florida history on hand for
those who wish to learn more
about the rich heritage of the
Sunshine State.
"Dancers, singers and his-
torians from the Seminole
Tribe of Florida will be there
to make the event more color-
ful and to remind folks that
the Seminoles were an impor-
tant factor in this state's devel-
opment as a-cattle power, and
remain so to this day. This
part of the celebration will
become an annual gathering
to have -fun and, preserve the
traditions of Florida's cow
culture. The group is also
considering presenting the
first Florida Working Cow Dog
Championship. Proceeds will
be used to benefit the Florid'a
Agricultural Museum in Flagler
Organizers of the drive
are anxious to give thanks
to The Seminole Tribe of
Florida, the Florida Cracker
Cattle Association, the
Florida Agricultural Museum,
Seminole Feeds of Ocala,
and the Florida Department
of Agriculture and Consumer
Services for sponsorships and
Anyone wishing to partici-
pate or learn more about the
event can call (352) 429-0100
or visit http://www.floridacat-

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to allow space for Dana's
Not that getting the
store up and, pardon the
pun, running was as easy
as slipping on new shoes.
"I don't think either one
of us were prepared for all
the details," Charlie said.
"It's a real eye-opener."
Dana noted that in
ordering shoes and clothes
she is typically working
ahead two seasons on the
calendar, ordering now
what the store will be car-
rying in the spring.
"I didn't realize how
much work was involved,"
Dana said.
This has meant fewer
songs coming out of their
kitchen, where the couple
often sit over coffee and
compose with their gui-
The hits still come -
they wrote the title song

to Strait's new album
"Somewhere Down in
Texas" but running shoes
and fitness classes have rel-
egated the guitars to their
cases a bit more than usual
this past year.
"The store has really
consumed us," Charlie said.
"But we have some reliable
help right now which helps
us write a little bit more."
Dana added, "We don't
write a lot of songs now
but when we do it's a good
one because we know what
Extending a
The store, it is evident
during conversation with
the Blacks, is simply an
extension of their lifestyle.
"She's the runner, I'm
getting back into it," Charlie
said, adding that the stabil-
ity ball classes provide a
back adjustment compara-
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All clothes are on racks with wheels for easy rolling into corners when Dana Black conducts a
variety of fitness classes at the store.

his chiropractor.
Talk to Dana awhile
and the "core" arises again
and again. While other cul-
tures have long understood
the value of a strong trunk,
exercises that strengthen
the core, from abs to back,
have become more promi-
nfent in American gyms.
"When your core is
strong. you are strong,"
Dana said, with the quiet
passion of a preacher. "It's
all about getting your core
As Charlie joked, "Dana
is beautifying Port St. -Joe
one set of abs at a time."
Her passion for physi-
cal fitness is a product of
genes. those which, she
observed, translated into
ailments from diabetes to
heart problems in her fam-
"I decided I do not want
to be that way." Dana said.
After some initial slow

months, the traffic at the
store has steadily.increased,
the Blacks said.
Getting customers
in the door was the
primary hurdle.
"A lot of it is
making people
aware you are
there." Charlie
said. "Once they
.do. they come
The couple
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ately. that their ,'
store can become
an anchor for a
resurgent down-
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going to growv as
people see what
a great place this
is and what an
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During the city councils pre-agenda workshop two weeks ago, city administrator Chris Hubbard delivered the report from Nova Engineering and Environmental, a third party that was brought in to conduct a structural analysis and soil borings on the Parker House foundation. The report said the Parker House foundation was not to be used. It was recommended that the existing foundation be removed and anything built on the site would need deep foundation pilings. Councilman Jack Mullen pointed out that the report prominently said, Do not build on it, with the words both bolded and underlined. Novas report corroborated the assessment originally provided by Cathey Construction. The insurance company paid out $660,000 for damages after the building caught re in 2011 and told city of cials the foundation slab could be rebuilt upon. The city disagreed and sought an additional $90,000. Two years went by with no additional funds paid, which prompted the city to take action. The Bay County Board of County Commissioners supported the council in their decision and recommended Nova to complete the new analysis. Mullen reported that when walking in the Parker House, an incline could be felt, and visible cracks could be seen in the slab. I dont see how anyone could ignore this, Mullen said. You can walk across the front porch and tell that its not ne. At Tuesdays regular meeting, Mullen said he had mailed the new report to the insurance company, based in Orlando, and FEMA strikes down beach nourishment appeal againBy TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com The second time was no more of a charm than the rst for the Board of County Commissioners. Commissioner Warren Yeager reported during Tuesdays regular bi-monthly meeting that the Federal Emergency Management Agency had turned down, for the second time, an appeal for reimbursement for sand loss on St. Joseph Peninsula and Indian Pass because of Hurricane Gustav. Gustav came ashore in Northwest Florida in 2008 and caused an estimated $15 million in damages to beaches that had just been nourished in a $21 million project. The estimate was that almost two-thirds of that sand was lost.By TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com Health Check, one of the countys largest private employers, announced last week it will be doubling its size with an expansion that will take it to Mississippi. President and CEO Carol Kelley said the company would maintain its location in Overstreet, where the company employs 50 fulltime workers. Kelley said in time, that location will cease to be company headquarters and become a satellite location for the company, which performs audits for hospitals to ensure they are receiving proper reimbursement from insurance companies. But after months of considering expanding the companys operations locally, Kelley said she made a business decision to expand to Oxford, Miss., where she said the talent pool was more robust and the reception for the companys arrival more embracing than what it has been her experience in Gulf County. Youve heard of the Forgotten Coast; well, we are the forgotten company, Kelley said to a group that included county, Port St. Joe, Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Alliance of cials. We are the highest technology company you can get. We are sitting in your backyard. However, she said the company feels almost an See PARKER HOUSE A8 See FEMA A5Health Check to expand to MississippiSee HEALTH CHECK A2Thursday, NOVEMBER 14, 2013 YEAR 76, NUMBER 5 The spirit of AmericaBy TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com A s he spoke to the veterans gathered at the John Gainous VFW Post 10069 Monday morning, Kesley Colbert eloquently characterized the day for so many who never served in the military. How do you thank people who have helped provide everything you have? The freedom, the liberty, the right of open and free speech, the right of thought and religious belief how do we thank those men and women who answered when the country called? Colbert, whose father served in World War II and his brother in Vietnam, put it succinctly. I have had the opportunity to speak in front of a lot groups, but this is the most prestigious audience I have ever spoken to, Colbert said. The people who have served took my place. I appreciate that. 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LocalA2 | The Star Thursday, November 14, 2013 afterthought to local elected of cials. Further, she said infrastructure problems and workforce issues forced the company to look elsewhere. The excitement there and the way we have been treated has been so different than here, Kelley said of Oxford. They are treating us as a win-win for a technology company coming in. They are offering incentives for the space we are using and build out for that space. (Here) if we had people stopping by and asking how things were going, that would have made a difference. If there was some acknowledgement of what we have done here. No one even acknowledges we are around.A strong community presenceHealth Check has been in Gulf County 16 years and over that time has put $30 million in payroll into the community, Kelley said. Translating each payroll dollar into $3 into the community, Kelley said her company has put $150 million into the local economy over 16 years. Kelley noted that the company also has sought ways to contribute to the community, from being part of Ghosts on the Coast despite not having a presence on Reid Avenue to sponsoring a suite at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf. It goes on and on what we spend in the community, Kelley said. We are constantly seeking ways to contribute to the community ... Think about those companies who really care about this area, who contribute to this area. We have come here and built a company that is clean and pays good wages and bene ts. We get nothing from the community. You have some very ne people here who want to work. You need to start embracing the companies that are here. In addition, the company has taken a workforce that was largely untrained, many without high school diplomas, and trained workers and provided high wages and good bene ts, including health insurance. We work for some of the largest hospital corporations in the country right here from Gulf County, said Health Check vice president Susan Thiell. We have outstanding employees, and they care about this community.Apathy toward blow-ins The return on the companys investment, however, has been apathy, both indicated. The company did not even receive an invitation to a recent business roundtable sponsored by Gulf Coast State College. The company waited on incentives and outreach from the county that never materialized, Kelley said. Kelley mentioned the derogatory description of blow-ins by county commissioners and noted she is a blow-in, as a native of California. She added that the community will only grow by embracing those wishing to move to Gulf County from elsewhere. I am one of your major blow-ins, Kelley said, adding the folks in Mississippi didnt perceive her as a blow-in. You need to embrace your blow-ins. She added that Health Check has been a boon for women in the community as roughly 95 percent of the companys workforce was women, providing something other than shipping, crabbing and timber for employment, largely male bastions. I decided I should hire a lot of women, Kelley said. We took them and trained them and they have a wonderful career. They were able to improve their lives in the community.Infrastructure issuesKelley said infrastructure improvements were needed to oat all boats in the economy. She said phone company cables frequently were being cut, causing the loss of thousands of dollars. Kelley suggested that a new phone company would provide competition, and a system of penalties from local of cials should be put in place for those times when a companys actions negatively affect another company. They (the phone company) are the only game in town, so there is no reason to feel pressure because we are down and losing money, Kelley said. Thiell and Kelley noted the steady loss of students from the public schools and the lack of jobs for those who do graduate from the county schools as serious issues. There is so much talent and so much good here. And it is going away, Thiell said. New cell towers to improve reception would also be a plus.Setting it straightKelley said she wanted the meeting with local of cials to announce her plans and her issues with the local climate, to help other companies that come behind us or who are here, in order to help them. She also said the community has too many natural attributes the sunny days, waters and beaches to continue to struggle economically. This doesnt stop me from loving this community but it has been a long wait (for recognition and an embrace from local elected of cials), and it shouldnt be, she said. County Commissioner Joanna Bryan said she was disappointed the companys expansion plans did not include Gulf County, and she could relate to issues raised by Kelley. I have been here eight years and experienced many of the same things, Bryan said, noting much of her law business is out of Bay County. I have been trying to work through the (County Commission) to change the ways we look at things and have mostly run into a brick wall. This news is very disheartening to me. I hope we can see some positive changes in the future. EDA executive director Barry Sellers, who Kelley praised for his efforts to make expansion of Health Check in Gulf County a reality, said, I appreciate the chance to retain the jobs we have. We have been meeting and we have been trying. It just hasnt worked. Thiell mentioned that Enterprise Florida also has been a good resource for the company. But for a company considering doubling the size of its workforce in Gulf County, local of cials have been lukewarm at best, Kelley said. They want me, they dont want me, they want me, they dont want me, Kelley said of the signals from local elected of cials. How long does that go on? I dont know why they dont like me and dont like my company. When asked whether pending litigation between Health Check and county attorney Jeremy Novak centered on his representation of a former employee had any bearing on her decision, Kelley said she could not comment because of a gag order put in place by the judge hearing the case. 4516663Christmas Open HouseSaturday, November 16, 20131 ~ 3 pm Refreshments Door Prizes Specials Throughout the Store All Day. I Was Thereas residents 325 Reid Ave | 850-229-9277 Book Signing Michael Lister 1:00 3:00 Michael will have all his books available for signing to meet your gi giving needs. Book Signing Janet NicoletI Was ere10:00 AM NOON No Name Cafe, Books & More SeeaTyndallFederalCreditUnionrepresentativeforcompletedetailsanddisclosures.DeferredpaymentoeravailableonautoloansopenedbetweenOctober7,2013andDecember31,2013. Allratesandoersaresubjecttochangewithoutnotice.Membereligibilityrequired;aninitial$1non-refundablemembershipfeewillapply. 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LocalThe Star| A3Thursday, November 14, 2013By TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Star Maybe it was the length of a meeting that spanned over three hours or maybe the issues. But regardless of the backdrop, the meeting of the Board of County Commissioners on Tuesday devolved over the last 45 minutes into a highly personal and loud discussion. The spark was Commissioner Joanna Bryan mentioning a meeting last week with ofcials at Health Check (see Health Check to expand to Mississippi, A1) during which president and CEO Carol Kelley announced that the companys planned expansion would not take place in Gulf County. Bryan said Kelley noted incentives being offered in Mississippi that were attractive, but also noted that Kelley, in her remarks to local economic, county and municipal ofcials, said a signicant reason the company would not add 50 new jobs in Gulf County was the environment, particularly the political environment. A lot of what she said had to do with the culture, the power structure, Bryan said, echoing Kelleys comments, particularly Commissioner Carmen McLemores characterization of newcomers to the community as blow-ins. She just doesnt feel she has the support from this board, Bryan said. Commissioner Tan Smiley took exception, saying he talks to people all day and was tired of criticism, from Bryan or others coming to the podium. I am sick and tired of people putting down this board because you are putting me down, Smiley said. I think weve been doing a pretty good job. McLemore joined the fray, saying he knew he had made mistakes, but proceeded to read Bryan the tea leaves of her future. I am going on my fourth term, McLemore said. I can tell you youll never make that. He said his comment on blow-ins was directed at eight or 10 people with whom Bryan was familiar. I want to see you four years from now, McLemore continued. You will be lucky to last two years. Bryan replied to McLemore, who suggested she follow his example, by saying, I will never do what you have done. And Barbara Radcliff came to the podium wondering what McLemore meant about Bryan being lucky to last two years. McLemore dismissed Radcliff as a candidate for commissioner who had lost twice. When Radcliff noted she had a thriving business, a book store, in the community, McLemore sarcastically nodded and said, To read books. This is exactly what Ms. Kelley is talking about, Radcliff said. The way this board talks to people out in the audience. Smiley, his voice growing louder, told Radcliff if she wanted to insult him, I will roll you. Im tired of being put down. When I roll you over, dont get upset. The confrontation reached a climax when Commissioner Ward McDaniel, who noted Health Check received a 10-year tax abatement when they came to Gulf County 16 years ago, moved, and was supported by his fellow commissioners save Bryan, to pull from the boards informational packet information Bryan had collected from staff on the Americus Ditch project. McDaniel contended that when the issue was raised at a prior meeting, the county attorney had urged commissioners to restrict comments on the $1 million ditch that remains faulty and endangers homes, according to several homeowners. Commissioners have discussed the issue at two meetings since. He added that Bryan adding notes to the information could come to haunt the county in any litigation. Bryan said she was appalled by the commissioners actions, noting that members of the public have been providing unsolicited and non-reviewed information for the record for months and that the packet of information was for public consumption on the history of a project acknowledged as faulty. This ditch is a big problem for this county, Bryan said. It is shocking to me the concern of this board is not the ditch, but litigation. By a vote of 4-1 the pages were removed from the information packet, an act that has not occurred in at least the last decade. NOTICEOFHEARING FORPURPOSESOFADOPTINGORDINANCES AMENDINGTHECOMPREHENSIVEPLANeBoardofCityCommissionerswillholdameetingonDecember3,2013,at6:00p.m.,EST,attheCity ofPortSt.JoeCityHalllocatedat305CecilG.CostinSr.,Blvd.,PortSt.Joe,Florida,forthepurposesof adoptingOrdinances. etitleoftheproposedOrdinancesareasfollows: ORDINANCENO.493 ANORDINANCEOFTHECITYOFPORT ST.JOE,FLORIDAAMENDINGTHECOMPREHENSIVEPLANANDFUTURELAND USEMAPOFTHECITYOFPORTST.JOE, BYANDTHROUGHTHEPROCEDURES REQUIREDFORLARGESCALEMAP AMENDMENTSPURSUANTTOAUTHORITYPROVIDEDBYFLORIDASTATUTES SPECIFICALLYCHANGINGALLORPART OFTHEPARCELSDESCRIBEDINEXHIBITA;PROVIDINGFORREPEALOFANY CONFLICTINGORDINANCE;PROVIDING FORSEVERABILITY;ANDPROVIDING FORANEFFECTIVEDATE ORDINANCENO.492 ANORDINANCEOFTHECITYOF PORTST.JOE,FLORIDAAMENDINGTHECOMPREHENSIVEPLAN OFTHECITYOFPORTST.JOE, FLORIDA,BYANDTHROUGHPROCEDURESREQUIREDFORLARGESCALEMAPAMENDMENTSPURSUANTTOAUTHORITYUNDER STATESTATUTESSECTION163.3187, SPECIFICALLYAPPROVINGTHE AMENDMENTTOTHECOASTAL MANAGEMENTELEMENTPORT OFPORTST.JOEMASTERPLAN GOALS,OBJECTIVESANDPOLICIES; ANDPROVIDINGFORREPEALOFANYCONFLICTINGORDINANCES;PROVIDINGFORSEVERABILITY;ANDPROVIDINGFORANEFFECTIVEDATE. ORDINANCENO.491 ANORDINANCEOFTHECITYOFPORTST.JOE,FLORIDAAMENDINGTHECOMPREHENSIVE PLANOFTHECITYOFPORTST.JOE,FLORIDA,PURSUANTTOAUTHORITYUNDERSTATESTATUTESSECTION163.187,SPECIFICALLYAMENDINGTHETEXTOFTHEHOUSING,INFRASTRUCTUREANDCONSERVATIONELEMENTSOFTHECOMPREHENSIVEPLAN;PROVIDINGFORREPEALOFANYCONFLICTINGORDINANCES;PROVIDINGFORSEVERABILITY;ANDPROVIDING FORANEFFECTIVEDATE. CopiesoftheOrdinancesareavailableforpublicinspectionatCityofPortSt.JoeCityHall,locatedat305 CecilG.CostinSr.Blvd.,PortSt.Joe,Florida. ehearingmaybecontinuedfromtimetotimeasmaybenecessary. Interestedpersonsmayattendandbeheardatthepublichearingorprovidecommentsinwritingtothe CityCommissioners,CityofPortSt.JoeCityHall,305CecilG.CostinSr.Blvd.,PortSt.Joe,Florida.Transactionsofthepublichearingwillnotberecorded.Personswishingtoappealanydecisionmadeduringthe hearingwillneedarecordoftheproceedingandshouldensureaverbatimrecordismade,includingthe testimonyonwhichtheappealisbased. AnypersonrequiringaspecialaccommodationatthishearingbecauseofadisabilityorphysicalimpairmentshouldcontacttheCityClerksOceat(850)229-8261,atleastve(5)calendardayspriortothehearing. CITYCOMMISSIONOFTHECITY OFPORTST.JOE,FLORIDA BY:/s/MelC.Magidson,Jr. MelC.Magidson,Jr. Mayor-Commissioner ATTEST:/s/CharlotteM.Pierce CharlotteM.Pierce CityClerk Implants&CrownsAffordableDentures-PanamaCity,P.A.WilliamC.Knapke,DDS,GeneralDentistPanamaCitySquare617West23rdStreet,PanamaCityFL CallForInformation1-888-336-1615 Feeseffectivethrough11/22/13.Additionalfeesmaybeincurred dependingonindividualcases.Same-dayCrownservicemaynot beavailableincertaincases.AffordableDentures-PanamaCity,P.A.Ofce#:(850)872-6155. Great vs.other Dental providersSingleToothImplant$1,795Denture Implants$1,495$1,895 Same-DayCrowns$695LowerArch UpperArch20144-4-T4 PUBLICNOTICENOTICEISHEREBYGIVENthatthePlanningand DevelopmentReviewBoardwillholdameeting andthattheCityCommissionoftheCityofPort St.Joe,Florida,willholdaworkshoponthe18th dayofNovember,2013;at5:00P.M.,EST,inthe regularCommissionmeetingroomattheMunicipal Building,PortSt.Joe,Floridaforconsiderationof amendmentstotheCitySignOrdinance.Copiesof theproposedamendmentsareavailableatCityHall. Allcitizensandinterestedpartiesareencouraged toattendthediscussionandpublichearingandto providewrittenand/orverbalcommentsonthe mattersunderconsideration. Anypersonrequiringaspecialaccommodation atthishearingbecauseofadisabilityorphysical impairmentshouldcontacttheCityClerkat(850) 229-8261atleastve(5)calenderdayspriortothe hearing. BOCC pledge of civility stretchedBy The Staff at MyGulfCareSpecial to The Star Lately, health care has been in the news from so many different angles and for so many different reasons that its difcult to know who to talk to about what, and where to go to get the care you need. To make adapting to these changes easier, our local Department of Health in Gulf County now has assistants available to help you work through the Affordable Care website. At a desk in the east waiting area, or dental side, you will nd someone who can help you navigate the website or provide you with information about how to apply for health insurance. Erika and Sarah will be available during regular business hours to help those in need. MyGULFCare welcomed a new team member recently who is also tasked with helping patients through the healthcare maze. Gail James is joining us as a patient navigator. She will be working at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf and will continue our efforts to connect those in our community with resources when needs arise, such as clothing, food, counseling, primary care physicians and referrals. She will work closely with the admissions and the emergency department teams, as well as community-based resources, to make sure those who come to the hospital in search of care and assistance are provided with the information and resources they need. Our K.N.E.W. You programs were a success, and we plan to start our next series in January. Watch for our articles in The Star to get the latest details. If you have questions about MyGULFCare, our eligibility requirements or any of the services we provide, call 227-1276, ext. 132. We look forward to serving you. The health care maze


OPINION ASectionThis is going to sound like sour grapes. But listen, its just a baseball game ... were not talking world peace or some political asco over who actually controls the Straits of Gibraltar. And I understand judgment calls. We all make them ... from who to take to the senior prom to which brother-in-law you may not want to lend your money to. Major league umpires just take it to another level. They must make lightening quick decisions based on whether the throw beat the foot to the bag, the catcher got the tag on the sliding base runner and was that pitch exactly on the outside corner or did it just nick the black. They dont get every call right, of course. Major league umpires are good, mind you, but not perfect. Historically, those missed calls are simply factored in as a part of the game. With all the electronic data available it was only natural that big league baseball has instituted replay cameras in certain situations, mostly dealing with whether a ball cleared the out eld fence for a home run. It is still the judgment of the umpire on that half swing at home plate or that whisper close play at rst base. That might have all changed with the just nished World Series. In the very rst inning of the very rst game the second base umpire ruled quickly and instinctively that the St. Louis shortstop had held the ball long enough to get the force out at second and was in the act of throwing when the ball dropped from his glove. This was not the case however. The TV cameras revealed in super slow motion that the ball was never held by the shortstop. The umpire clearly and distinctly made the out call. That call has always stood! Forever in baseball! The fact that it was wrong was just part of the game. The Boston Red Sox manager came out to argue. I would have done the same thing. He was not expecting to get the call reversed. Baseball never reverses that call! The umpires quickly huddled, discussed the play and then called the runner safe. I was stunned. Umpires had historically backed each other up, right or wrong. They take great pride in their fraternity. This was certainly a turning point ... and on the biggest stage in baseball for goodness sakes! The announcers quickly applauded the fact that they got it right. Baseball, represented by Joe Torre, re ected after the game that they got it right. Reporters the next day dutifully reported they got it right. I wont argue the point. The runner, who was called out, later scored and Boston played the game with an extra out that directly affected the outcome of the game. No one can argue that point either! And that game affected the outcome of the World Series! I am trying hard not to be bitter or a sore loser here. But I do have a pertinent thought on the matter. Now, that we have hung our hat on they got it right, lets back up to 1985. It is the eighth inning of the sixth game of the World Series between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Kansas City Royals. In the crucial play of that game, and the series, Jorge Orta hit a slow grounder to Jack Clark, who elded it cleanly and ipped to Todd Worrell covering rst base. The replay clearly showed, as do still pictures, the runner is out. Worrell beats him to the bag by a country mile! Don Denkinger called him safe. Whitey Herzog, the Cardinal manager, argued vociferously to no avail. Not one of the other ve umpires moved in to get it right. The play went down in history as simply part of the game. Every announcer and commentator working the game, as well as Denkinger after it was over, emphatically stated that the runner was, in fact, out. Something doesnt seem fair here. If were going to get the call right, lets get them ALL right! I want to start that game over from where the umpires huddle and overrule Denkingers call! And we can go back even further. I remember Squeaky Ridinger sliding into third base at the ball eld across from the Pajama Factory. He was called out. George Sexton missed the tag by another country mile! We argued brie y and got on with the game. We were having too much fun to belabor one close call. But Squeaky was safe. And it cost us that game! If we are now bent on getting the call right at all cost, it is only tting that we reconvene on that hot July afternoon in 1958 and start over with Squeak still at third base. Can you see the possibilities here? It shouldnt be limited to baseball. What about the guy who said I do but really meant I dont! A terrible marriage ensues that could have been avoided if the right group had huddled quickly as the music was about to start and overturned the wedding. Someone would be out a nice dress, a layered cake and a little pride, but hey, they got the call right! What about politics? Can you imagine? A bad law is about to be written into the books ...wait a minute, lets huddle... O.K., maybe there are a few grapes involved here after all. Respectfully,Kes When your 16 year-old son has an opportunity to get paid to work (and hopefully not cause any damage), you encourage him. You tell him to say Yes Maam, Yes Sir, No Maam and No Sir. You tell him to do twice as much as anyone else and not to stop until either the job is nished or the person paying you tells you to stop. At least that is what I said and what my Daddy said to me. Early on this Saturday morning while driving my son to the location where they needed him to do a lot of grunt work, I asked him if he had money for lunch. He of course said that he didnt. Neither did I. So I decided to stop by an ATM that was on the way. I was enjoying the time with my son and we had left in plenty of time so as not to be late. The ATM was a drive up model where you can just stay in your car and push the buttons and get your money. When we drove up, I noticed a message on the ATM screen. It said, Would you like more time? There were two choices available, Yes or No. I sat there and looked at it, without saying a word. My son asked me why I was taking so long. I told him to lean over and look at the screen. A machine that will give me time instead of money I would like that. Time is better than money. I really wanted to push the Yes button and see what happened. Maybe God was offering me a deal. Anyway, I knew better. There were video cameras on me and I feared that it was from the person who used the machine before I drove up. I pushed No, to start the process over again, but I felt really sick doing it. You can keep your money, just give me time. Country Musician, Josh Turner puts it best in his song titled, Time Is Love. As part of the song goes, I only get so many minutes, Dont wanna spendem all on the clock, In the time that we spent talkin, How many kisses have I lost? Time really is an opportunity to love and be loved. Having taught college level mathematics courses for many years, I have had the opportunity to meet, teach and enjoy students from not only across the country, but all over the world. Casey Kohlmeier was a student in one of my statistics classes about three years ago. Like many of my students, he had spent time in the military (Air Force) and decided to earn a college degree and go into a eld that he would enjoy. Casey wanted to go into law enforcement and he loved dogs. He not only got to be a police of cer, but got to work with dogs. Maybe that is why we hit it off. Caseys partner was one of his best friends. His name was Draco. Draco was a German shepherd and true partner. They were heroes in their hometown of Pontiac, Illinois. Casey and Draco were known in their community for great service and incredible deeds. In 2009, Casey and Draco found a lost 2 year-old little girl in a corn eld. That was just typical for the man and dog tandem. I met Casey in 2010 in an online classroom. They say taking online classes is not personal. It is. Casey was the type of student any instructor or parent would be proud to have. He took his studies seriously and was very gifted. After having Casey in class we stayed in touch. It was nice to see the pictures of him, his beautiful friends and Draco. He had a wonderful sense of humor. Casey placed rst in his class of 127 trainees at basic training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. During his time in the Air Force, Casey was awarded the Air Force Commendation Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon, Air Force Good Conduct Medal and was named Airman of the Year in 2005. Casey and Draco were killed by a drunk driver while on duty parked in the median of an interstate in Illinois on October 30, 2013. Casey Kohlmeier was 29; he had a wonderful girlfriend, family and large circle of friends who loved him dearly. He once told me that I was the best instructor he ever had. You remember things like that. However, I think that it is Casey and Draco who were the wonderful instructors when it came to life, friends and family. Time Is Love, and if I could push that button and give the time to Casey, I would do it. Cherish the time you have with your loved ones. Find more stories at www. is loveBy Bryan GoldenSpecial to The Star Liberty is lost when its seized by government or freely relinquished in response to false pretenses and misleading promises. Liberty isnt lost all at once; its lost bit by bit. One freedom after another is targeted and taken. Different groups of people are intentionally pitted against each other in order to weaken society, making it easier to diminish liberty. This segmenting is done based on age, gender, economics, religion, and race. Tyrants target one group after another until they seize total control. History is lled with examples of this evil progression. Liberty is lost by force and coercion. Onerous laws and regulations strip individual freedoms through the bogus justi cations that government knows whats best for you or is looking to ensure fairness. Liberty is lost voluntarily when people willingly give up freedom in exchange for government dependence. When an individual is totally reliant on the government, they become an unwitting hostage. The government then controls virtually every aspect of their life by forcing compliance through the threat of eliminating their bene ts. A tyrannical regime intentionally puts citizens in a position where they are compelled to rely on government for their existence. Liberty is under assault when government seeks to regulate all facets of your life. The enemies of Liberty target virtually every aspect of your existence. Things as basic as the light bulbs in your home, the food you are allowed to eat, the car you drive, the products you buy, your healthcare, and your ability to protect yourself are all targeted. No one cares more about your wellbeing than you do. No one else is in a better position to determine what is best for you than you. Anyone claiming otherwise is lying. The surest way to lose Liberty is by allowing other people to take it. Nefarious individuals and governments deceive you by promising happiness in exchange for giving up control of your life. History has repeatedly proven that when Liberty is lost, it is replaced by widespread suffering and misery. Those who have escaped tyranny recognize the warning signs of losing Liberty. They are astounded that so many Americans not only dont treasure their freedom but are apathetic or even complicit in its decline. Anyone who is complacent while others lose liberty will ultimately lose theirs as well. Have you ever thought about what your life would be like without Liberty? Most people have not because they take Liberty for granted. A free society is all they have known. Yet those who have lived under totalitarian regimes know all too well the irreplaceable value of liberty and the utter despair that exists without it. Con scating from those willing to work and giving to those who are not, weakens the very foundation of Liberty. This strategy destroys productivity. As the number of productive people diminishes, free society collapses. There is a point at which there are not enough people working to support everyone else. The result is a shortage of everything except misery. Liberty is a ship oating in a sea of tyranny. It remains a oat only as long as there are no leaks or cracks in the hull. Once the integrity of the ship is breached, the entire vessel sinks. It doesnt matter where in the hull a leak occurs. Just one leak will destroy Liberty. Any leak, regardless of how small, dooms the entire ship and all those on it. There is no place for apathy. The fate of each person is tied to the fate of all. We are all in the same boat. If Liberty sinks, everyone goes down. Once sunk, its virtually impossible to salvage. Constant care, vigilance, and maintenance are required to keep liberty seaworthy. Tyranny, greed, and the quest for power are constantly searching for any weakness, no matter how small, in order to sink liberty. Liberty requires good, decent, and benevolent people to care for it. If you want to keep your Liberty, the time to act is now. Pay attention to the many warning signs occurring today. Tyranny is hard at work destroying your Liberty. You can and do make a difference. Speak up and be heard now before it is too late. Bryan is the author of Dare to Live Without Limits. Contact Bryan at Bryan@columnist. com or visit www. DareToLiveWithout lost CRANKS MY TRACTORBN Heard HUNKER DOWNKesley ColbertPage 4 USPS 518-880Published every Thursday at 135 W. U.S. 98 Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Publisher: Roger Quinn Editor: Tim Croft POSTMASTER: Send address change to: The Star P.O. Box 308 Port St. Joe, FL 32457-0308 Phone 850-227-1278 PERIODICAL RATE POSTAGE PAID AT PORT ST. JOE, FL 32457 WEEKLY PUBLISHING SUBSCRIPTIONS PAYABLE IN ADVANCE IN COUNTY $24.15 year $15.75 six months OUT OF COUNTY $34.65 year $21 six monthsHome delivery subscribers may be charged a higher rate for holiday editons. TO ALL ADVERTISERSIn case of error or omissions in advertisements, the publishers do not hold themselves liable for damage further than the amount received for such advertisement. 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LocalThe Star| A5Thursday, November 14, 2013 The BOCC has been seeking reimbursement for the lost sand for ve years but has run into a wall with FEMA and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service over species habitat concerns. The solution is to get Cape San Blas and Indian Pass out of CBRA, Yeager said, referring to the Coastal Barrier Resources Act, which limits the expenditure of federal funds in areas considered sensitive coastline. The CBRA designation restricts property owners ability to secure reasonably priced federal ood insurance among other impacts. Congressman Steve Southerland, R-Panama City, has led a bill in Congress to take Gulf County out of the CBRA designation. Southerlands bill, a hearing for which was slowed by the recent government shutdown, is similar to unsuccessful attempts made by Southerlands predecessor, Allen Boyd. Boyds bills never made it beyond committee. The argument made by county ofcials and Southerland is that Gulf County should not be in a CBRA area. When the act was passed in the early 1980s, there was already infrastructure and development in place on the peninsula and Indian Pass. The claim is one the BOCC has made on prior occasions, but Yeager said county staff has dug up enough information and documentation to argue Gulf County should never have been put in a CBRA zone. We have the documentation to prove we were put in wrongly; it was illegal, Yeager said. He suggested that if Southerlands bill went nowhere and the BOCC could not nd relief from the federal government, litigation could be required. We will continue to ght for the people on the Cape, Commissioner Ward McDaniel said.Beach driving feesCommissioners unanimously approved an ordinance that codies in county law new beach driving permit fees. Under the new fee structure, which has been in place since Oct. 1 after being approved during the budget process, county residents and property owners can purchase an annual beach driving pass for $30. The fee for non-county residents for an annual pass is $200. A seven-day permit for non-county residents is $50, and seniors will only have to pay an administrative fee of $3 to receive a permit. A replacement decal will now cost $20. Weve done a lot to protect the natural resources here, Yeager said. We want the resource to be enjoyed by the public.Overstreet drainageResponding to a request from a resident of Overstreet, commissioners agreed to spend no more than $2,000 to address drainage ditch problems along one road in the community. The project will be a test project after commissioners, acknowledging there are similar drainage issues throughout the county, said they did not want to set a precedent or violate county policy that says the BOCC will not approve the replacement of culverts at county expense.U.S. 98 and 30APat Hardman, representing the Coastal Community Association, asked commissioners to lobby the Florida Department of Transportation concerning the design plans for work at the intersection of U.S. 98 and County 30A. They are taking a functional situation and making it a dysfunctional situation, Hardman said. They are quite honestly screwing it up. In particular, Hardman said the design will eliminate one of the access points and one egress point, making evacuation in a storm incident or trafc during the summer all but intolerable. The change in design, she suggested, also will send more tourists from the Cape to Franklin County instead of Gulf County because of the easier travel and said the design plans indicate the veer-off from U.S. 98 to 30A will be eliminated. She said the proposed plan to make the speed limit 45 mph along the newly redesigned roadway was unworkable, too high for an area such as Simmons Bayou and too low for less populated sections of the road. Yeager said some of the issues had been brought up during the design phase, but he would reach out to FDOT. 9454HWY98BEACONHILLATTHE MEXICOBEACHCITYLIMITS8506478310 GREATSELECTIONOFALLYOURFAVORITEBEER,WINE&SPIRITS RANDY&ART DEBIJORDAN SONICTONIC RANDYSTARK S SPIRIT& WINE BEERVORITEA FOURY ALL OFTION SELECTGREA ONTHEPOOPDECK UPCOMINGEVENTS -INTHECROWSNESTKARAOKE ALLTIMESEASTERNFUNTIME FEMA from page A1We salute all veterans who helped provide us with the freedom and liberty we enjoy today, said school board member Linda Wood. This years ceremony inside The Dome was also special in that the students and guests provided a special Welcome Home in unison to veterans of Vietnam, most of who were not made to feel welcome when they returned from a war that had become polarizingly unpopular at home. That war lives on, said one veteran, just as the service of veterans lives on in all. Vietnam still lives with us every day of our lives just as with World War II veterans and all the other veterans, said Johnny Linton, who emotionally recounted his time as a helicopter door gunner. The forward insertion of ve soldiers attacked and killed on the ground while Linton and his helicopter crew listened, for example, or the best friend who was killed in action seven days before he was to leave Vietnam for home. For Linton, the memories were fresh and remained painful. But in all, from Wewahitchka to the VFW Post in Highland View to Port St. Joe, it was a day of tears and cracking voices combined with salutes and applause. We salute all veterans because if we didnt have those who sacriced their time and talent, we wouldnt be the country we are today, Colbert told the students, after reciting, as he does each year, The Grand Old Flag. We are all still mighty proud of that old ag these veterans and these students who have lled this auditorium.Wewahitchka T hird-graders at Wewahitchka Elementary School celebrated their 30th annual program by treating their visiting vets to a tribute that included poetry readings with each stanza being delivered by a different student. Students greeted visiting veterans with a salute and honored each branch of the military individually by regaling the crowd with their respective service hymns. Distinguished guests to the program included a handful of veterans, their families and Ed Doyle, a 92-year-old resident of Wewahitchka, who attends the festivities each year to pay his respects. This marked the seventh year the Veterans Day program was organized by third-grade teacher John Huft, himself a military veteran. The program is his way of giving back to the men who not only served their countries, but serve their communities as well. Star Staff Writer Wes Locher contributed to this report. VeETeERaANS from page A1PHo O Tos OS bB Y WEs S Lo O CHER aA ND TT IM CC Ro O FT | The StarLEFT: A moving portion of the Port St. Joe program is the ringing of the bell in remembrance of those Gulf County citizens who have fallen during war. CENTER: The NJROTC drill team from Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School salutes veterans with a marching presentation. RIGHT: Students in Wewahitchka sang the service hymns for all branches in attendance. LEFT: Veterans from the Army, Navy, Coast Guard and Marines were in attendance for Wewahitchka Elementary Schools program. TOP: Third-grade teacher and veteran John Huft organized the 30th annual program. ABOVE: The chorus from Port St. Joe Elementary School sings Its a Grand Old Flag.


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Good red fish are making a move in St. Joe waters this week. Reports from St. Joe Beach and Windmark area are of red fish and whiting. The seas wall in the St. Joe Marina is also producing good reports of red fish and some small trout.Page 6 Thursday, November 14, 2013The Fall of TimeBy the Staff at St. Joseph Peninsula State ParkSpecial to The Star The cool fall nights and the warm sunny days remind us that it is time for a camping trip to St. Joseph Peninsula State Park. As the northerly winds blow across the peninsula, visitors can experience the season of migratory birds and butter ies resting and feeding among the colorful fall owers before making the long sojourn across the Gulf of Mexico to their winter home. The soft, white sand and the clear waters invite you to relax on the beach or perhaps sh or just walk along the surf. At night, the skies abound with celestial beauty. The sun rising on the bay or the sunsets over the Gulf are equally inspiring. Excellent opportunities abound at the park for nature walks and photography. Perhaps you are interested in the 2013 Florida State Parks and State Trails Photo Contest, allowing visitors to share their experiences at state parks and on state trails. Do you have a great photo taken of your family and friends at the beach, hiking, kayaking or cooking your favorite meal during a recent camping trip? Register and submit your favorite photos for a chance to win a Florida State Parks Passport at www. Whether you would like to visit for a day or make reservations for an overnight stay at the campgrounds or cabins, your nature adventure awaits you at St. Joseph Peninsula State Park. For further information, call 227-1327. By BOB WATTENDORFSpecial to The Star Thanksgiving is a uniquely American holiday and for many people represents their only four-day holiday. So what better time to offer license-free shing days? Friday, Nov. 29, will be a licensefree freshwater shing day, followed by a saltwater license-free day on Nov. 30. To round out the gift-giving, Saturday, Dec. 28, was also designated as a license-free freshwater shing day. In 2013, the Legislature authorized the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) to offer four additional license-free shing days annually. FWC Commissioners subsequently implemented a long-term strategy to encourage introducing new anglers to recreational shing, and to give those who havent been shing recently another incentive to enjoy time on the water. Since the dates for some of these long-term options had already passed in 2013, they also picked the one-time-only dates mentioned above to make sure anglers got all the free-days the Legislature authorized. For 2014 and beyond, the eight days will fall on the same weekend days from year to year, allowing anglers to plan in advance and businesses and nonpro t groups to schedule events around these shing license holidays. Recurring days for freshwater will be the rst Saturday and Sunday in April and the second Saturday and Sunday in June. For saltwater, the dates will be the rst Saturday and Sunday in June, the rst Saturday in September, and the Saturday following Thanksgiving. These dates were planned around holiday weekends and events, such as National Fishing and Boating Week ( ), which gets signi cant media coverage by promoting boating and shing nationwide. The website is available to cross-promote local shing or boating events as well. In addition, VISIT FLORIDA, which promotes Florida as the Fishing Capital of the World ( www. ), designates June as Fishing Month. April is among the best freshwater shing months and the weather tends to be comfortable. It is a great time to host educational and outreach events that promote recreational shing and conservation stewardship. Floridas license-free shing days are the perfect opportunity for people to try, or introduce a friend to, some of the nest shing in the world. Floridas recreational freshwater and saltwater shing industry has an $8.9 billion economic impact and supports nearly 80,000 jobs. Events like these help grow the industry even more. Businesses with shing ties such as outdoor retailers, shing guides, marinas and out tters; nonpro ts that work with youth and conservation groups; and local governments promoting shing in local waters will all bene t. The FWC encourages them to sponsor events on these free days. To learn more about promoting your freshwater shing events, contact Bob Wattendorf (Bob.Wattendorf@ A great way to cross-promote is to encourage anglers to participate in angler recognition programs. For freshwater programs, go to and register. Registering enters the angler into an October 2014 drawing for a Phoenix bass boat powered by Mercury. Anglers may submit photos of their catches for recognition. Big Catch certi cates are available to those who post a photo of any of 33 different freshwater shes that simply exceed a speci ed quality length or weight standard (see website for details). There are special certi cates for youth who catch slightly smaller sh to encourage them. For a cionados, there are Master, Elite and Specialist certi cates, or Slams for catching a variety of sh within a speci ed time frame. However, the big prizes are reserved for anglers who catch, document and release largemouth bass over 8 pounds. To join the TrophyCatch clubs and claim prizes, anglers should photograph the entire sh (head to tail) on a scale with the weight legible, then release the bass and post the photo and information on the website. Not only do anglers acquire bragging rights and prizes, but they help conserve the resource by recycling these older trophy bass. Documenting these catches helps the FWC re ne management strategies for trophy bass and provides support for promoting Florida as the premier bassshing destination. Prizes start with a $50 Bass Pro Shops gift card and Bass King custom T-shirt, and go up from there. For bass over 13 pounds that are properly documented and released, the prize package is worth over $1,000. Registration is free, and claiming your bragging rights is fun with either of these great programs. Plan your shing experience today, but dont forget to check the rules ( ). Regulations such as seasons, size limits and bag limits still apply, even on license-free days or if you are exempt from a license. Meanwhile, if you cant wait for a license-free day or decide shing is for you, licenses are affordable. An annual resident license is just $17 for either freshwater or saltwater shing, and a combination to do both is $32.50. Since a typical angler shes an average of 17 days per year and more than four hours per trip, that comes out to about a quarter per hour for healthy fun and doesnt even include the value of any sh you take home, or rewards you earn. Instant licenses are available at or by calling 888-FISH-FLORIDA (347-4356). Report violators by calling 888-4043922, *FWC or #FWC on your cell phone, or texting to Tip@MyFWC. com. Visit and select more news or Fish-busters for more Fish Busters Bulletins. To subscribe to FWC columns or to receive news releases, visit AMANDA NALLEYSpecial to The Star Looking around the of ce, or even at my group of friends, its easy to see that the number of those who sh greatly outweighs the number of those who hunt. The numbers prove it. Florida has more than 3.6 million anglers (freshwater and saltwater) and only 242,000 hunters (both numbers include residents and nonresidents age 16 and over). One could ponder the discrepancy all day. Maybe buying a shing pole is less expensive than purchasing a rearm (for the most part). Or maybe it is because you can catch a sh and put it back in the water to live another day. Then there is all the walking about in the woods with the ticks and the ankle-turning holes. But what Ive most recently learned is, even while there are differences, there are also quite a few similarities. Ive been shing all my life, and while Ive always wanted to hunt, the opportunity never presented itself. That was until this October, when I was afforded the chance to attend the Conservation Leaders for Tomorrow workshop in Mans eld, GA. At this weeklong event, I learned how to hunt, trap and re a shotgun and, I feel, become a better-rounded Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) employee. But the most important thing I learned is that, while hunting and shing have their differences, the emotion is the same. The idea of hunting, just like shing, often conveys imagery of a peaceful outdoor experience, of bonding with nature. Maybe, for you, it is spending quality time with a friend, be it a two-legged or four-legged one, out in the woods or on a dock. The joy and excitement of the moment when that game bird ew into view was the same as when Ive felt a tug on the shing line. And then there is the pride in being able to provide a meal for ones family. Reliving that experience via photos or stories is just as exciting when it is a prized sport sh or large bass as when it is a trophy buck. Fish and game have other similarities as well. Both are active during the same times of day and are affected by the moon phase. You have your big game (deer, wild hog, tarpon, shark) and your small game (squirrels, rabbits, ounder, bait sh), and even your medium-sized and tasty game (turkey, red drum). Gear varies as does expertise using that gear (shotguns, ri es, bow, y shing, spinning rods, cast nets). And with more than 160 wildlife management areas encompassing 5.8 million acres (one of the largest public-hunting systems in the country), 2,276 miles of tidal shoreline, 12,000 miles of shable rivers, streams and canals and 7,700 lakes greater than 10 acres, the opportunities to recreate abound. And as more youth turn to indoor activities such as social media and electronic games and more families spend less time outdoors, both activities are threatened with a potential decrease in participation. This is when it is more important than ever to expand your recreational horizons and introduce yourself, or others, to outdoor recreation. Without hunters and shers, we lose a big chunk of Floridas most dedicated conservationists. Get involved with your local Florida Youth Conservation Center ( ) partner and help get kids interested in shing and hunting in Florida. If you too are a lifetime sher who has always wanted to go hunting, it is not too late to learn a new skill. The FWC offers several programs on hunting and shing, including safety and education programs, youth and family hunting opportunities, kids shing clinics and more. Learn more about hunting and shing in Florida by visiting Holidays bring shing bonusesHunting, shing not so differentCOURTESY FWCAmanda Nalley and hunting partner, Berkeley Boone, with their take: two pheasants.


PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA SPORTS ASectionStar Staff ReportThe 2013-2014 soccer season got off on a positive note Tuesday as the Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School boys and girls won regular-season openers over Malone. The Lady Tiger Sharks won 8-0, the Tiger Sharks 6-4. The Lady Tiger Sharks outshot Malone 32-0. Senior mid elder Christian Laine had two goals, as did senior forward Lexie McGhee and sophomore Kathleen Rish. The other two goals were scored by seniors Cat Robles and Cailyn LaPlante. Senior defender Brittany Shoemaker had the lone assist on the night. Eighth-grader Celeste Chiles recorded the shutout in goal, her rst career solo shutout. The Port St. Joe girls face North Bay Haven at 5 p.m. CT Tuesday at Harders Park in Bay County. The Tiger Sharks took a 6-0 lead before conceding four goals late into the second half. Junior Marcel Duarte scored in the fth minute and now has 60 career goals and is closing in on the current school record of 72, set by JMason Ray from 2007-10. Sophomore Jake Dickinson had two goals, while freshmen Chris Anderson and Jacob Lacour and eighth-grader Isaac Rocha also had goals. Junior goalkeeper Tyler Alford started in goal and got the win. He recorded one save in 20 minutes while sophomore Matt Rocha saw 28 minutes of action, recording two saves. Seventh-grader Joel Bogaert played 32 minutes and also had two saves. The Tiger Sharks meet North Bay Haven at 7 p.m. CT Tuesday at Harders Park. The next home match for both squads is Thursday, Nov. 21, in a District 11A match up versus Franklin County. The girls begin at 5 p.m. ET and the boys at 7 p.m. ET. Tolearnhowyoucansupportour communitysuniversity,contact MaryBethLovingoodat(850)770-2108 FLORIDASTATEUNIVERSITY PANAMACITYTHECAMPAIGNFOROURCOMMUNITYSUNIVERSITYEndowmentforTomorrowsJobs $4,500,000 $500,000 $1,500,000 $2,500,000 $3,500,000 $4,500,000 $0 $1,000,000 $2,000,000 $3,000,000 $4,000,000 $5,000,000 GOAL EVERYDAY 3:30pm-6:30pmwww.docksideseafoodandrawbar.comBringYourFriendsandGetHooked! By JASON SHOOT747-5069 | @PCNHJasonShoot PANAMA CITY BEACH Big plays for Arnolds football team have been conspicuously and frustratingly absent the past two months. The Marlins rediscovered their explosiveness behind the play of quarterback Cody Saunders on Friday night, however, and the sophomore powered Arnolds 38-0 win over Port St. Joe in the Marlins nal game of the year, at the Mike Gavlak Sports Complex. Arnold, which resides in District 1-5A, ended a sixgame losing skid and nished the season 4-6. Port St. Joe, which captured the District 4-1A title this season, watched its fourgame win streak end as the Tiger Sharks dropped to 7-3. We didnt come to play, said Port St. Joe coach Chuck Gannon. Wed played two pretty tough games back-to-back in West Gadsden and Liberty County, and I dont know if they looked at their record and thought it would be a stroll in the park or what. But that is a Class 5A team, and it had better be a wake-up call because (Fridays playoff opponent) South Walton plays a lot like Arnold and has some good athletes. Saunders completed 12 of 15 passes for 218 yards over three-plus quarters, and he sparked the Marlins with an 11-for-13, 204yard passing performance in the rst half that ended with Arnold leading 240. Saunders threw his 11 completions before halftime to seven different receivers. We came out ring off the ball, Saunders said. We wanted to do it for our seniors and make it a big win for us as a family. Saunders generated his teams rst touchdown with a remarkable play midway through the rst quarter. Under pressure, Saunders rolled out to his left but could not locate an open receiver. He reversed eld and kept his eyes down eld until Ray Peed got open behind the PSJ defense, and Saunders delivered a 49-yard throw for a 7-0 lead with 7:49 left in the opening quarter. PSJs defense could not corral Saunders in the second quarter as Arnold added to its lead. Saunders hit Torri Cotton on a route out of the back eld with a 15-yard touchdown pass for a 14-0 advantage, and Saunders 15-yard sprint up the middle provided the Marlins with a 21-0 lead with 3:50 remaining in the half. Arnold placekicker Austin Peffers closed the half with a 29-yard eld goal for a 24-point margin.Star Staff ReportThe Wewahitchka Jr./Sr. High School football season came to a close Friday with an exciting 49-34 loss to West Gadsden. After battling to a 12-7 lead after the rst quarter, the Gators (2-8) saw the Panthers push across 28-straight points as the teams entered the nal period. But Wewahitchka made those last 12 minutes count, scoring three touchdowns to pull to 49-34 before the clock ran out. It was a really exciting game, Wewahitchka assistant Taylor Smith said. It was a real encouraging game because after we fell into a deep hole, the team really fought back. We dont have a lot of seniors graduating, so this was a good effort to go into next season. Junior quarterback Rashard Ranie accounted for 339 total yards of offense, rushing 31 times for 209 yards and two touchdowns and completed 5 of 10 passing for 130 yards. Jarvar Hill rushed for 96 yards and three touchdowns on 26 carries. Cameron Laster rushed for 13 yards and Tad Gaskin 11 yards. Brett Satter eld caught four passes for 83 yards and Issac Madrid caught one for 47 yards. The Gators took the opening kickoff and drove the length of the eld to set up a 5-yard touchdown run by Hill. The extra point kick was blocked, and West Gadsden took the lead minutes later after a 60-yard touchdown run and an extra point conversion to make it 7-6. Wewa answered with another sustained drive culminating in a 1-yard touchdown run by Hill, the drive sparked by a 47-yard completion from Ranie to Madrid. West Gadsden converted a bobbled Wewahitchka snap into one touchdown and had a 25-yard touchdown run before halftime, which ended 21-12 Panthers. The Panthers were driving again near the end of the second quarter when Satter eld registered a 10-yard quarterback drive that snuffed out the march. West Gadsden took the second half kickoff and turned it into a scoring drive, and a 90-yard pass-and-run made it 35-12 after three quarters. But Hill scored early in the fourth, and Ranie ran in for the twopoint conversion. West Gadsden returned the ensuing kickoff for a touchdown but the Gators responded with a drive that ended on a 30yard touchdown run by Ranie. The extra point try was no good. Laster recovered an onside kick on the next kickoff and Ranie scored from the 3 minutes later, hitting Madrid for the twopoint conversion to pull to 42-34 before the Panthers scored a late touchdown. Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School assistant football coaches Josh Dailey, left, and Tracy Browning made a promise to the Tiger Sharks: Win the District 4-1A title, and they would shave their heads. The buzz cuts ended up a bit closer than the score in the district title win over Liberty County.COURTESY OF COURTNEY CUMMINGS | Special to The StarPSJ soccer teams sweep Malone A CHAMPIONSHIP SHAVEPage 7 Gators season ends with wild lossPSJ falls to ArnoldThursday, November 14, 2013 ANDREW WARDLOW | The News HeraldPort St. Joes Chad Quinn defends Arnolds Stephen Benedik at the Mike Gavlak Sports Complex on Friday. Arnold won the match 38-0. WANT TO GO?Port St. Joe hosts South Walton at 7:30 p.m. ET Friday in a Region 1-1A semi nal match. All tickets are $8, as mandated by the Florida High School Athletics Association. See PSJ FOOTBALL A8


LocalA8 | The Star Thursday, November 14, 2013 PUBLICNOTICENoticeisherebygiventhattheGulfCountyBoardofCountyCommissionerswillholdapublichearingintheEOCBuildingatthe CourthouseComplexinPortSt.Joe,FloridaonNovember18, 2013at5:01p.m.,E.T.forthepurposeofhearingfromthepublic inregardtotheadoptionofaSupplementalBudgetforthescal yearendingSeptember30,2013. Asummaryofreceiptsandexpendituresproposedtobeadopted bytheBoardofCountyCommissionersisherebypublishedas requiredbyLaw. Aftersaidpublichearing,theGulfCountyBoardofCountyCommissionerswillmakewhateverrevisionsitdeemsnecessaryand shallthereuponadoptsaidbudget.SUPPLEMENTALBUDGET 2012-2013GENERALFUND REVENUES: PresentBudget $19,345,621 TaxCollector 8,583 IntragovernmentalTransferIn 1,428 CashBroughtForward 22,088 TOTALREVENUES: $19,377,722 EXPENDITURES: PresentBudget $19,345,621 TaxCollectorTDCFee 8,583 Retirement 1,428 Communications&FreightServ. 2,088 Repair&Maint:Equip. 5,000 Repair/Maint:InfoTechn. 5,000 OperatingSupplies-InfoTechn. 10,000 TOTALEXPENDITURES: $19,377,722 STJOEFIRECONTROLDISTRICTFUND REVENUES: PresentBudget $1.030,446 CashBroughtForward 1,121 TOTALREVENUES: $1,031,567 EXPENDITURES: PresentBudget $1,030,446 IntragovernmentalTransferOut 1,121 TOTALEXPENDITURES: $1,031,567 TUPELOFIRECONTROLDISTRICTFUND REVENUES: PresentBudget $102,415 CashBroughtForward 171 TOTALREVENUES: $102,586 EXPENDITURES: PresentBudget $102,415 IntragovernmentalTransferOut 171 TOTALEXPENDITURES: $102,586 OVERSTREETFIRECONTROLDISTRICTFUND REVENUES: PresentBudget $38,658 CashBroughtForward 86 TOTALREVENUES: $38,744 EXPENDITURES: PresentBudget $38,658 IntragovernmentalTransferOut 86 TOTALEXPENDITURES: $38,744 HOWARDCREEKFIRECONTROLDISTRICTFUND REVENUES: PresentBudget $16,078 CashBroughtForward 50 TOTALREVENUES: $16,128 EXPENDITURES: PresentBudget $16,078 IntragovernmentalTransferOut 50 TOTALEXPENDITURES: $16,128 BYORDEROFTHEBOARDOFCOUNTYCOMMISSIONERS OFGULFCOUNTY,FLORIDA. REBECCAL.NORRIS,CLERK NOHIDDENCHARGES:Itisourpolicythatthepatientandanyotherpersonresponsibleforpaymentshastherighttorefusetopay, cancelpaymentorbereimbursedbypaymentoranyotherservice,examinationortreatmentwhichisperformedasaresultofand within72hoursofrespondingtotheadvertisementforthefree,discountedfeeorreducedfeeservice,examinationortreatment. MedicalEyeExamwith forGlaucoma,Cataractsandothereyediseases. 850-763-6666 59yearsandolder,notpresentlyunderourcare. SmartLensesSMCanproduceclearvisionwithoutglasses, atalldistances BoardCertified andCataractSurgeonBoardCertified andCataractSurgeon 1109456 CouponExpires:11-30-13CODE:SJ00 PARKER HOUSE from page A1would be following up soon to schedule a face-to-face meeting. Previously, the council had decided the Parker House would be dismantled and moved to a secondary site on the property, which sits off U.S. Highway 98. Members of the public inquired why the council was worried about the slab if they had no intention to rebuild on it. Mullen said they would not remove the slab until the insurance claim had been settled and the remaining $90,000 paid. We have proof that (the slab) is not ne, Mullen said. If they still say the slab is ne, then well have problems. We just need to tell them what we want. Well get it settled. Mullen said litigation will be an option in the event that the insurance company turns down the citys request for additional funds. During last months regular meeting, in which the council voted to hire Nova for the second structural analysis, Mullen read ordinance number 177, which stated that expenditures over $3,000 require competitive bids. In a split-vote that resulted in possible violation of the ordinance, the council opted to award the bid to Nova even though it had not strictly followed the competitive bid process. During the councils regular meeting, Councilwoman Tanya Castro and city attorney Paul Komarek stalled a vote to amend ordinances to increase the $3,000 bid limit to $8,000. Komarek suggested some word changes and different language be written into the ordinance before voting while Castro said that the ordinance needed more discussion to avoid possible violations in the future. We need to ensure that were always going to do the right thing and follow the rules, Castro said. The vote was tabled, and discussions will resume at next months pre-agenda workshop. I dont see how anyone could ignore this. You can walk across the front porch and tell that its not ne.Jack Mullen city councilmanSaunders said earning the victory was important to give Arnolds players something to build upon headed into the offseason. Thats exactly what our coaches said in the locker room, said Saunders, who added 88 rushing yards on 13 carries before exiting the game early in the fourth quarter. This is the foundation for next season. Wearing camouageprinted uniforms with Blue Army written across the back and American ags displayed on each shoulder, Arnold coupled its big-play ability with a stout defensive effort to turn back PSJ. Arnold defensive lineman Dominique Batiste ended the Tiger Sharks rst possession on the rst play when he timed the snap perfectly, disrupted the play in the backeld and forced a fumble, which the Marlins recovered. The Marlins turned back a pair of PSJ drives in their territory in the rst half. PSJ turned the ball over on downs on respective drives at Arnolds 33and 28-yard lines before halftime. Troy Williams increased Arnolds lead to 31-0 when he stepped in front of Drew Lacours pass and returned the interception 32 yards for a touchdown with 8:15 left in the third quarter. Saunders recorded his third touchdown pass with a 14-yard throw over the middle to Connor MacKenzie for a 38-0 lead with 1:49 remaining in the third quarter. The rest of the game was played with a running clock. The Tiger Sharks host District 3-1A runner-up South Walton next Friday in the Region 2-1A seminal. The team knows the type of situation we are in, you are one-and-done, Gannon said. Whoever gets after it and makes the fewest mistakes will win. They have a good quarterback and some good wide receivers. They run the ball a little bit and they are very well coached. This is their rst playoff game so they are going to be excited. We are going to be excited. Star News Editor Tim Croft contributed to this story. PSSJ FOOOOTBAALL from page A7


COMMUNITY BPage 1Section Trivia Fun with Wilson Casey, Guinness World Record Holder from Woodruff, S.C., is published in more than 500 newspapers across the country and is a weekly feature in The Star. 1) Whos on a 563foot-high monument 17 miles from Mt. Rushmore? Crazy Horse, Roger Maris, Geronimo, Irving Berlin 2) Vidalia, Georgia, famed for its sweet onions is in what county? Vidalia, Garlic, Salad, Toombs 3) Whats the nationality of actress Catherine Zeta-Jones? Welch, American, Polish, Brazilian 4) Whose name at birth was Maurice Mickelwhite? Dustin Hoffman, Keith Urban, Michael Caine, David Bowie 5) What sport is ordinarily played in Louis Armstrong Stadium? Football, Soccer, Baseball, Tennis 6) Which continent has the desolate Elephant Island? Asia, Europe, Africa, Antarctica 7) Whats the international radio code word for the letter T? Tom, Tower, Tango, Tulip 8) Which of these is also known as the White Plague? Gout, Tuberculosis, Whooping cough, Scarlet fever 9) Whose two known moons are called Phobos and Deimos? Venus, Jupiter, Mars, Saturn 10) Which city was named from the Algonquin word meaning onion-place? Boston, Seattle, Chicago, Dallas 11) What trail reaches its northernmost point atop Mt. Katahdin? Appalachian, Oregon, Santa Fe, Stonecold 12) What South African golfer is nicknamed The Goose? Raymond Gosler, Retief Goosen, Marion Lanford, Tony Siragusa 13) Whose name at birth was John Sanford? John Stamos, Ted Koppel, Don Rickles, Redd Foxx 14) What is a walrus ribazuba? Ivory, Nest, Flippers, Eyelashes ANSWERS 1) Crazy Horse. 2) Toombs. 3) Welch. 4) Michael Caine. 5) Tennis. 6) Antarctica. 7) Tango. 8) Tuberculosis. 9) Mars. 10) Chicago. 11) Appalachian. 12) Retief Goosen. 13) Redd Foxx. 14) Ivory.Trivia FunWilson CaseyWC@Trivia Special to The StarThe Johnny Paul Family was selected by The Gulf County Cooperative Extension Service as Gulf County Farm Family of the Year. The honor ceremonies took place at the annual Farm Bureau Dinner Oct. 17 at the Honeyville Community Center. Family members are Johnny, Sherry (wife), Ashelyn (daughter) and Brandon (son). The Paul family is native to Wewahitchka. Johnny is one of present County Extension Director Roy Lee Carters former Agricultural students at Wewahitchka High School, a graduate of the 1977 class. Sherry was an active member of 4-H, participating in the residential camping program, and a 1990 graduate of Wewahitchka High School. Johnny is a prosperous local businessman, starting his rst business in 1993, (D&J Pawn Shop). Since then he has expanded his business ventures to include agricultural feeds, seeds and fertilizer products, which are sought after by farmers, gardeners and hobbyists. Sherry is a secretary for Gulf County Public Works. Beekeeping quali ed Johnny for this great honor. He started this venture in 2011, and he keeps 40-plus hives at present. Johnny stated Brandons interest in beekeeping will determine further future expansions in the business. Beekeeping is a diversi ed business that offers income from honey production, pollination of crops, queen bee market and making increase from present hives (NUCS) and marketing the new hives. Johnnys main interest is producing quality Tupelo honey in which he markets through his local business. The Gulf County Extension Service would like to thank the North Florida Fair in Tallahassee for sponsoring this event and making this endeavor possible. Gulf Countys Farm Family is among 18 Farm Families in North Florida from Escambia to Duval County receiving this special honor. The family will be honored at the North Florida Fair, a day of their choice Nov. 7-17 with free food and wrist bands for rides at the carnival.SPECIAL TO THE STARThe Johnny Paul family was named Farm Family of the Year in Gulf County.Johnny Paul Family named Farm Family of the Year TIM CROFT | The StarThe Duke Energy Foundation, represented by Community Relations Specialist Bobby Pickels, recently donated $25,000 to the St. Joseph Historical Society as part of the organizations fundraising to move the Cape San Blas Lighthouse into the city of Port St. Joe. Pickels noted it was the largest donation Duke Energy, formerly Progress Energy, has granted through its foundation. The board chairman said we think we have a good project here, Pickels said of the Foundation board. Accepting the donation from Pickels, second from right, were Danny Raf eld, Beverly Mount-Douds, Ann Yon, Linda Wood, Charlotte Pierce and Lynda Bordelon from the Historical Society. DUKE ENERGY DONATES TO LIGHTHOUSE MOVE Special to The StarFall is in the air and Port St. Joe chili lovers are once again gearing up for the fourth annual Junior Service League Chili Cook-off. The event takes place Dec. 7 in a new location this year on Sailors Cove Drive, next to the Haughty Heron. Teams enter to win the top prize and bragging rights of Best Chili in PSJ while attendees are able to purchase tastes of all of the chili. All funds raised from the teams, tasters, sponsors and 50/50 raf e go towards supporting the great community service works the JSL does in the area throughout the year, such as purchasing clothing and school supplies for area children. The fun starts at noon ET with live music by Konkrete Soul, a bouncy house for the kids and adult refreshments. Have you thought about entering your favorite chili? Team Registration forms can be picked up at the Welcome Center, Haughty Heron, Persnickety and A&A Homecare in Wewahitchka or by contacting any member of the Junior Service League. SPECIAL TO THE STARLast years chili cook-off winners, 98 Real Estate Group, accept their awards on Reid Avenue.Its chili time, yall! 4TH ANNUAL JUNIOR SERVICE LEAGUE CHILI COOK-OFF WANT TO GO?WHEN: Noon, Dec. 7 WHERE: Sailors Cove Drive, next to the Haughty Heron TIL NEXT YEARBy WES LOCHER229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star .com Say good-bye to the Salt-Air Farmers Market at least, until next year. The nal Salt-Air Farmers Market of the season will be held from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. ET this Saturday at City Commons Park, though dont shed tears just yet because a special Christmas Market is currently being planned. John Parker, volunteer coordinator and the markets treasurer, has worked the event the past ve years. He and his wife, Carlene, sell tie-dye clothing at the event. Parker said that while attendance for both vendors and buyers was low this year, he blamed the unpredictable weather felt during the summer months. He cited the range of merchants and the sunny days as highlights of this years Salt-Air season. If it wasnt raining, attendance was excellent, Parker said laughing. This season, the market had 10 regular vendors with four to PHOTOS BY WES LOCHER | The StarAT TOP: The Salt-Air Farmers Market was held twice a month from April through November. ABOVE: In addition to produce, vendors sold arts and crafts, homemade foods and organic fare.See SALT-AIR B5Season comes to a close on Salt-Air Farmers MarketThursday, November 14, 2013


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Adoptionfeesincludeourcostofspay/neuterandcurrentvaccinations. OurhoursfortheshelterareTuesday-Saturdayfrom10am-4pm! Faith'sThriftHutisalwaysinneedofdonationsalso,andalltheproceedsgodirectlytosupportthe animalsinourcare!ThehoursforthestoreareThursday-Saturdayfrom10am-3pm.Volunteers arealwayswelcomeatbothourstoreandourshelter!Ourstoreandshelterlocationis1007Tenth StreetinPortSt.Joe!Hopetoseeyoualltheresoon!Ifyouaremissingapetorwanttoadoptanewpet,pleasecheckwithyourlocalHumaneSocietyorShelter. SeeYourBusinessNameandInfoHereforONLY$15perweek $60permonthJoelReed814.7377orKariFortune227.7847CallToday Higher Education Coordinating Council honors Jon Moyle Special to The StarTALLAHASSEE Jon Moyle Sr. of Port St. Joe has been recognized by the Higher Education Coordinating Council. Recognizing Moyles outstanding leadership as inaugural co-chairman and his lifelong commitment to improving education for generations of Florida students, the 11-member board presented him with a gold gavel award at their Oct. 29 meeting in Tallahassee. Moyle is retiring from the board after four years of service. The HECC, established in 2010 by the Florida Legislature, is the rst organized approach to review and coordinate the delivery of education in Florida, aligning the sectors with the opportunities in Floridas economy. Each year, the boards recommendations are submitted in an ofcial report to the Florida Legislature and designated regulatory boards. Among the duties of the HECC are the oversight and coordination of new educational programs offered by Floridas higher education sectors. In 2010, after the creation of the HECC, Moyle was appointed by then-Senate President Jeff Atwater and was elected as co-chairman by the membership, along with Marshall M. Criser III. Criser also was appointed to the Council in 2010, by then House Speaker Dennis Cretul. Moyle is a graduate of Duke University and the University of Floridas School of Law. In addition to leading the development of the council, Moyle is a longtime leader in education. Founding a successful law rm in 1963, throughout his career, Moyle devoted countless volunteer hours to community organizations, protecting consumers and improving educational opportunities for students. He held leadership positions in several governance boards and served in numerous organizations. Moyle and his family are also supporters of several charities and worthy endeavors. Star Staff ReportsChurch calls for volunteers for annual Thanksgiving dinnerThe Oak Grove Church at 613 Madison Ave. in Port St. Joe is again the proud host for this years annual dinner. We are asking for the volunteers who helped make this such a success in 2012 to help again this year. With the help of the men, women and children that helped, we were able to prepare, cook, package and deliver 800-plus meals to needy people in every area of Gulf County and Mexico Beach. We will be gathering to start preparing for the Thanksgiving dinner at noon ET Wednesday, Nov. 27. We will need help putting boxes together, packaging cakes, slicing turkeys and setting up tables and supplies for Thanksgiving morning. An early crew and volunteers will be needed at 6 a.m. to warm up food and assist with other food preparation on Thanksgiving Day. There will be many positions to ll on Thanksgiving morning when the dinners are assembled, boxed and delivered. For more information, call Jerry Stokoe at 348-9108 or Jim Gainey at 227-1272. Oak Grove Church, WIG to partner on Thanksgiving buffetThe Oak Grove Church and the Washington Improvement Group invite the public to a Thanksgiving buffet dinner hosted by Tamlyn Smith and Don and Regina Washabaugh. A delicious dinner with turkey, dressing, green beans, sweet potatoes, iced tea and dessert will be served. The buffet will be served 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET Thanksgiving Day. Call Tamlyn at 227-1641 to sign up.Special to The StarLocal author Janet Nicolet will have a book signing for I was There and her other books from 10 a.m. to noon ET Saturday, Nov. 16, at the No Name Caf in Port St. Joe. Nicolet has lled the book with military memories recaptured by the men and women residents at the Clifford Chester Sims Veterans Nursing Home in Springeld. She spent six months interviewing the veterans, some of whom put themselves in harms way as they fought during World War II, the Korean Conict and Vietnam. Others in the book recalled being on the sidelines with assistance that came in the form of nancial clerks, nurses, truck drivers, ambulance drivers and ground crews. None felt as though they were heroes. The nursing home is named for Clifford C. Sims, a native of Port St. Joe who was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his heroic endeavors. He, too, would not have considered himself a hero, only doing his job. Steven Murray, communications director for the Florida Department of Veterans Affairs, stated in the foreword of the book, Janet Nicolet has turned back the clock and gathered the wartime remembrances of veterans at the Clifford C. Sims State Veterans Nursing Home near Panama City, Florida. Veterans of three wars tell their own stories, while Nicolet intertwines their unique rst-hand experiences with reports from the home front to provide a fascinating perspective of the period. From Pearl Harbor survivors to Medal of Honor recipients, her focus on those whose seless service and sacrice helped shape the latter half of the 20th Century is an inspiration to all. Nicolet also wrote a memoir, Vintage Years: A Fullling Life After Divorce. Wewahitchka author Michael Lister will also be signing books Saturday at the No Name Cafe.Special to The StarSt. Joe Garden Club is hosting Christmas in the Garden from 1-3 p.m. ET Saturday, Nov. 16, at the Garden Center, 216 Eighth St. Join your friends for great holiday refreshments and fellowship. David Goodson from Bayside Florist will present a program demonstrating the steps to make a gorgeous table centerpiece for the holidays. The autumn-themed burlap wreath he made at the October meeting is hanging on the front doors of the Garden Club. Tickets are $10 and are available from any Garden Club member or by calling Betty Lewis at 229-6005. If you are planning a wedding, a wedding reception or a shower, consider the Garden Center as a venue for any special occasion. There is a kitchen including a stove and refrigerator, and it is a great setting for an outside event. For information about renting the building, call Jean Fortner at 227-1378. The Garden Club center began life as a Catholic mission and is on the National Historical Register. The next meeting will be at noon today, Nov. 14, with special guest speaker Gweneth Collins. Visitors are welcome. AUthoTHOR BRiINgsGS histoHISTORY toTO liLIBRaARYStar Staff ReportThe Bay County Public Library will present Patrick Smiths A Land Remembered at 2 p.m. ET Wednesday, Nov. 22, at the Gulf County Public Library branch in Port St. Joe. A Land Remembered will be presented by Rick Smith, who will give his fathers ctional account of three generations of Florida pioneer families. The Gulf County Public Library is on Library Drive in Port St. Joe, next to the Gulf County Courthouse. The event is free and open to the public. Local author to sign books at No Name Caf JaANetET Nicolet NICOLET JoON MoOYleLE SR. Society Thanksgiving BRieIEFsS St. Joe club hosting Christmas in the GardenSPecial ECIAL toTO The HE Sta TA RWewahitchka Medical Center and Richs IGA would like to congratulate Jean Gortman, the September winner of the monthly $50 gas card drawing. Everyone is encouraged to stop by Wewahitchka Medical Center at 255 W. River Road in Wewahitchka to register for the monthly drawing. Pictured are Jean Gortman and Dave Rich of Richs IGA. $50 gasGAS caCARD wiWINNeER


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VINCENTIVERS,M.D.301TwentiethStreet|PortSt.Joe,FL32456 850-227-7070| ALLMAJOR INSURANCE ACCEPTED9am-6pm 9am-2pm HollyHillFuneralHome 2775GarrisonAvenue PortSt.Joe,Florida32456 (850)229-1929CremationStartingat$795 AFFORDABLEREMODELING *BOARDCERTIFIEDCIVILTRIALLAWYER OFCOUNSEL Star Staff ReportAs the cooler weather slides into Gulf County, it can only mean one thing: Fall is here. The South Gulf Early Learning Center of North Florida Child Development Inc. hosted Fall Festival on Nov. 8. Free activities for children included face painting, a bean bag toss, shing and bowling along with a cake walk and candy apple station. Treats and candy were given out for successful games, and the festival allowed children and parents to spend some quality time together.Special to The StarTiger Shark football: Playoff football begins when the Tiger Sharks take on South Walton at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, at home. Come out and support the district champions as they vie for a regional title in this semi nal contest. FHSAA sets ticket prices for all state series games. Prices for all fans will be $8 for all ages, with no passes and no gold cards. The only passes that can be accepted are the FHSAA State Series pass. Thank you in advance for understanding. GO SHARKS! Yearbook: Want to make sure youre in the book? Download the ReplayIt app from the Google Play Store for android systems and the App Store for Apple iPads and iPhones. Once downloaded, contact Coach Taylor for the password and start uploading your photos to your yearbook. Pre-order your yearbook today while the price is still on $50. This price is valid only until the end of December. Volleyball banquet: The volleyball banquet will be at 6:30 p.m. ET Dec. 11. See Coach Taylor for details. Junior class news: Help support the junior class and their efforts to raise money for this years prom by visiting the concession stand at our regional playoff football game on Friday, Nov. 15. Senior news: The next installment of $75 is due for those going on the setior Trip. See Ms. Alcorn for details. Seniors will order graduation invitations on Wednesday, Nov. 20. Project Graduation: Project Graduation is selling glow items at the game this Friday. GO SHARKS! The group is also selling BBQ Keg Grill raf e tickets, one for $5 or ve for $20. The drawing will be between 4 and 5 p.m. ET Dec. 7 at Christmas on the Coast. We will have the grill set up on Reid Avenue that day and selling raf e tickets up until the drawing. The pre-sale of smoked Boston butts continues until Nov. 17 for $25 each. Those who purchased will pick up between noon and 1 p.m. Nov. 23 in front of the high school. Our next meeting is Dec. 5. Thanksgiving holiday: Gulf County Schools will be closed Wednesday through Friday, Nov. 27-29, for the Thanksgiving holiday. Classes will resume Dec. 2. Special thank you: A special thanks to all who made this years Veterans Day Celebration a tremendous success. To Mr. Jeremy Knapp for the opportunity to provide this celebration; to Greg Lay eld and his crew for their preparations and recovery efforts; to Mrs. Godwin and the SGA for their outstanding preparations and support efforts; to Mrs. Hodges and her amazing art students for their priceless artwork; to Mr. Bouington and the Band of Gold, guctar Classes and Mr. Bs personal technical support; to Ms. Hare and the Port St Joe 21st Century Enrichment Program Chorus for their outstanding renditions of our favorite patriotic songs; to Mrs. Crews and the CFES for their wonderful blankets and veterans reception; to Senior Chief Taylor and the NJROTC for everything they do; to our student presenters, Kyle Bouington, Lexie McGhee, Ana Paul, Megan Hubbard, Robert Dykes, Marquez Johnson, Caitlin Godwin and Carter Thacker; to Mr. Kesley Colbert for his inspirational poem that never gets old; to Mrs. Linda Wood for her organization and support; to all the students of the Port St. Joe Schools who truly made this a special day; and most importantly, to our veterans who make days like this possible. Wewahitchka Elementary School second-grade students learn about safety around power lines and electricity. Kristen Evans from Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative presented a lesson and demonstration on safety around power lines and digging around lines in the yard. The students have been studying about different types of energy. Thanks to GCEC for this presentation, which could be lifesaving to our students.SPECIAL TO THE STAR and the festival allowed children and parents to spend some SPECIAL TO THE STARFront row: Easton Buchanan, Keiara Win eld, Peyton Knox, Kaylee Schweikert. Back row: Ricky Sherrill, Reese Johnston, Brandon Barnes, Nic Jefferson.Luke 10:30-37 tells the parable of the good Samaritan. This parable is the basis of the ministry Samaritans Purse. Faith Christian School students recently brought supplies to ll boxes for Operation Christmas Child, one of ministries of Samaritans Purse, and enjoyed a packing party. The students lled each box with small toys, school supplies, toothbrushes, soap, socks and other various items to give to those less fortunate. Samaritans Purse delivers these boxes along with the gospel of Jesus Christ to those in need all over the world. Students at FCS are so excited to send Gods love through their gifts. They also learned that giving brings just as much joy as receiving. The Lions Tale DAZZLING DOLPHINS WEWAHITCHKA STUDENTS LEARN ABOUT ELECTRICITY PHOTOS BY WES LOCHER | The StarThe parking lot of The South Gulf Early Learning Center became a fall festival grounds on Friday night. Early Learning Center hosts fall festival School News


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He loved to be on the water shing, shrimping, and he also loved hunting. Mr. Smith was a hard worker. He and his wife owned and operated Lindas Restaurant in Port St. Joe for 23 years. Earlier this year Mr. Smith was inducted into the Port St. Joe High School Athletic Hall of Fame. Mr. Smith was preceded in death by his sons, Charles L. Smith Jr. and Lee Smith; grandson, John Wayne Smith Jr.; and brother, Marion Smith. He is survived by his wife, Linda Gardner Smith of Port St. Joe; son, John W. Smith of Port St. Joe; three sisters: Hazel Hepler of Tampa, Fla., Janette Campbell of Panama City, and Nell Raf eld Haddock of Panama City; four grandchildren: Zachary Smith, Deanne Smith, Haleigh Smith, and Hannah Smith; Special Niece Melissa Mims and husband Tim; greatnephew, Isaiah Mims; a special brother-in-law, Herbert Gardner; and numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be at 3 p.m. EST Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, at Oak Grove Assembly of God Church in Port St. Joe, Fla., with Pastor David Fernandez and Pastor James Wiley of ciating. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to service. In lieu of owers, donations can be made to Oak Grove Assembly of God, P.O. Box, 967, Port St. Joe, FL 32457 in Charless name. Expressions of sympathy may be submitted or viewed at www.southerlandfamily. com. Mr. Charles SmithSpecial to The StarCreative lms from around the globe will be showcased at the International Lifetree Film Fest at 6 p.m. CT Thursday, Nov. 16, at Sunset Park in Mexico Beach, at the west end of the El Governor Motel. The theme of the festivals short lms is people who are doing life or doing good. According to festival planners, audience members can choose their favorite lm of the evening. A dessert reception will follow. Though the event is free, it is being held in support of the Beaches Community Care food drive, and donations of canned and dry goods are welcome. In case of inclement weather, the fest will be in Living Waters facility at 1602 U.S. Highway 98 in Mexico Beach. Please bring your own lawn chairs. Advance sponsors from the community providing door prizes include Port Saint Joe Salt Air Farmers Market, Catheys Ace Hardware, Its All About the Oils, Mango Marleys, and Melodys Paintings, A Day Away, Beach Walk, Caribbean Coffee, Emerald Coast Jewelry, Gulf Foods, Killer Seafood, Sharons Caf, The Fish House and The Grove. The event is sponsored by Lifetree Caf, a place where people gather for conversation about life and faith in a casual coffeehouse-type setting. Lifetree Caf is hosted at 7 p.m. Mondays at Living Waters facility. Films that will be featured at the Lifetree Film Fest include:GUANG, DIRECTED BY QUEK SHIO CHUANThe moving story of Wen Guang, an autistic adult with an unusual obsession. See his challenging quest for a job, his daily routines, and his secret passion as he searches for what will bring him a simple, pure, hard-earned, eeting moment of joy. (Malaysia, 14 min.)SPAGHETTI FR ZWEI (SPAGHETTI FOR TWO), DIRECTED BY MATTHIAS ROSENBERGERA likable but lonely man on his way to OBITUARY Faith BRIEFS International lms featured at local festivallunch encounters a world swarming with wouldbe crooks, hussies, and criminals. A whimsical portrayal of misperceptions meeting reality. (Germany, 19 min.)MEET JOELMY LAST DAYS, DIRECTED BY JUSTIN BALDONIDiagnosed with an Atypical Teratoid/ Rhamboid Tumor (AT/RT) in 2010, Joel had surgery to remove the tumor and underwent 54 weeks of treatment, including chemotherapy and radiation. But his tumor returned. Joel is now 4 years old and has survived, thanks to his familys faith and positive thinking. (USA, 13 min.)DANCING OUTSIDE THE BOX, DIRECTED BY DAVID BLOCKBallroom dancing merges the rhythm of the music with the graceful movements of the dancers as they glide across the oor. In this lm, wheelchair users and their able-bodied partners bring their two worlds together on the dance oor, creating beauty in motion and proving that everyone can dance. (USA, 15 min.)UNBURDEN, DIRECTED BY ANDREW YOUNGA bedtime story turns into a dramatic confession as a mother relives a tragic accident she caused when her daughter was a baby. The trauma sends shock waves between the woman and her husband. A surprising response reveals the power of forgiveness to heal the deepest wounds. (USA, 21 min.)TITANIC LOVE, DIRECTED BY MARK PRESSDEELucy wants a Titanic Love cruise to relive her Hollywood dream. Jack does not. He thinks they cant afford it, and Lucy is furious. Their relationship hits rough waters, so Jack calls on his clever friends for a cheap alternative. (UK, 22 min.) Questions about the Lifetree Film Fest may be directed to David Gieseking at (850) 648-1151 or Long Avenue Baptist sh fry/yard saleLong Avenue Baptist Church in Port St. Joe, 1601 Long Ave., will hold a yard sale/mullet sh fry from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET Nov. 16. The event is a fundraiser for the churchs mission trip to Guatemala. Fish fry tickets are available at the church of ce or on event day. Dinners will be available from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.New Bethel Baptist Harvest DayNew Bethel Baptist will observe Harvest Day at 11:30 a.m. ET Sunday, Nov. 17. Pastor Rev. Cyril Mills will oversee the festivities and Sister Lawanda Smiley will speak.Lifetree Caf to talk forgivenessThe story of Louis Barrios, who publicly forgave his mothers murderer, will be explored at 7 p.m. CT Monday, Nov. 18 at Lifetree Caf, 1602 U.S. Highway 98 in Mexico Beach. Forgiving the Unforgivable includes an exclusive lmed interview with Barrios. His mother, Viola Barrios, was killed in her home in San Antonio, Texas. She was a wellknown restaurateur, often featured on nationally televised cooking shows. Her violent murder shocked the community. But her sons response was even more surprising, said Lifetrees Craig Cable. Admission is free. Contact Gary Grubb at 334806-5667 or lwclifetree HOW LONG WILL GOD BE PATIENT?Im glad God is patient, especially with me. Had He not been, I wouldnt be here you see. Should the truth be known, Id not be alone. Many are going to Heaven now, That would never have made it their home. Sadly, many are still lost, Maybe thats why were still here. We need to get the Word to them, That time is drawing near. One day it will all be over, We really dont know when. His patience will run out one day, Lets witness for Jesus til then.Billy Johnson


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One of Parkers goals for the season was to bring in entertainment for attendees and vendors. This year, he brought in several DJs and the local Christian-rock band ThirtyThree. Buddy Hamm has volunteered to perform at this weekends market to end the year on the right note. Parker reported he has teamed up with Gail Alsobrook of the Port St. Joe Redevelopment Agency to apply for grants that would help them bring entertainment to each of next years markets. The Christmas Market will be at the normal time and place on Dec. 7 and will bring in additional vendors from Our Home at Beacon Hill, that will sell homemade crafts and the Department of Health will be on hand to help attendees sign up for the Affordable Care Act. City Commons Park will be lled with music courtesy of Thirty-Three. Parker said that he intended to have between 20-25 vendors, and buyers will be able nd unique Christmas gifts and stocking stuffers. I love to get local people involved, Parker said. There are many people here with a lot of skills. We need to appreciate the work they do. The goal of the Salt-Air Farmers Market is to promote a sustainable food system on the Forgotten Coast. Twice a month, farmers travel in from South Georgia and north Florida with seasonable fruits and vegetables that included corn, peppers, tomatoes, melons and pineapple. The event was founded by volunteers at the Gulf County Chamber of Commerce. Entertainers who would like to share their talent with the Salt-Air attendees should contact John Parker at 404-906-2637. Those interested in setting up a tent at the Christmas market should also contact Parker directly. Vendors must provide a tent, table and chairs. The fee is $10. WES LOCHER | The StarFarmers from north Florida and south Georgia sold fresh fruits and vegetables. Special to The StarTwo Gulf County actors will star in a hilarious take-off this weekend at Apalachicolas Dixie Theatre on the mystery plays of the 1920s, complete with sliding panels, robed gures, wills being read at midnight and more. The idioms, costumes, hairdos and makeup of the period add to the thrills and laughter of the play Any Number Can Die, written by Fred Carmichael and directed by Megan Lamb. Several ingenious murders take place in an island mansion as a pair of elderly detectives, Ernestine Wintergreen (Liz Sisung) and Hannibal Hix (Hank Kozlowsky) set to work on their rst case. The ever popular storm, the unexpected guests, the cryptic poem and the missing fortune all add to the intricate and inventive mystery off which the laughs bounce. Port St. Joes Bobbi Seward stars as attorney Ruth Masters, who reads the will, while Judy Loftus, also from Gulf County, appears in the role of Zenia, a Haitian Creole maid who acts as if she knows things before they happen. Zenia plays across from the butler Edgars, played by Tom Loughridge, who gives the appearance of something out of a Transylvanian horror story. Jeana Crozier and Steven Allen appear as Celia and T.J. Lathrop, a sophisticated couple approaching middle age who need the money from the will in a bad way. Rounding out the cast are Katie Maxwell, as Sally VanViller, described as the most typical ingnue that ever breathed, with tiny red lips, huge eyes and the extreme innocence of her youth. Fighting over her charms are Carter Forstman (David Adlerstein), an energetic young man with a coldness behind his eyes, and Jack Regent (Royce Rolstad), a newspaper reporter honest beyond all doubt, strong and kindhearted and true at all times. Curtain times are Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at No Name Caf Books & More in Port St. Joe, and Caribbean Coffee in Mexico Beach. For more information, call 653-5586. WANT TOO AUDITIOON?Auditions for the Panhandle Players winter production The Kitchen Witches will be on Monday, Nov. 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the Eastpoint Fire Station. There are three speaking parts (two female and one male) and one nonspeaking part. (female or male). For those who cannot make Nov. 18, please call the director, Ann Cowles at 697-4660 ahead of time to schedule an audition on Tuesday, Nov. 19, same time, same place. Anyone interested in reviewing the script before the audition, excerpts from the play, Kitchen Witches is now available at the libraries in Apalachicola, Eastpoint and Carrabelle. Those who would like to read from their own material, rather than from script excerpts, may bring their material to the audition.DAVID ADLERS ERS TE E IN | Halifax Media GroupAppearing in this weekends production at the Dixie Theatre are, from left, Bobbi Seward (Ruth Masters), Judy Loftus (Zenia), Jeana Crozier (Celia Lathrop) and Steven Allen (T.J. 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B6| The Star Thursday, November 14, 2013 CLASSIFIEDS 92966S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.:2009-491CA RESIDENTIAL FUNDING COMPANY LLC, Plaintiff, vs. TAMMY JEAN OWENS A/K/A TAMMY J. OWENS; et al., Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that sale will be made pursuant to an Order or Final Summary Judgment. Final Judgment was awarded on October 18, 2013, in Civil Case No. 2009-491CA, of the Circuit Court of the FOURTEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for GULF County, Florida, wherein, RESIDENTIAL FUNDING COMPANY LLC is the Plaintiff, and TAMMY JEAN OWENS A/K/A TAMMY J. OWENS; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF TAMMY JEAN OWENS A/K/A TAMMY J. OWENS; UNKNOWN TENANT N/K/A DAVID MCGHEE; JOHN WALTER OWENS A/K/A JOHN W. OWENS; GULF AIRE PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC. are Defendants. The clerk of the court, Rebecca L. Norris will sell to the highest bidder for cash At THE FRONT LOBBY OF THE COURTHOUSE at 11:00 A.M. ET on the 21st day November, 2013 the following described real property as set forth in said Final Summary Judgment, to wit: LOT 39, BLOCK C, GULF AIRE SUBDIVISION, PHASE II, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGES 30 AND 31, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY. OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Dated this 25th day of October, 2013. Rebecca L. Norris Clerk, Gulf County, Florida, Clerk of the Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk IMPORTANT PERSONS WITH A DISABILITY NEEDING SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION IN ORDER TO ACCESS COURT FACILITIES OR PARTICIPATE IN A COURT PROCEEDING AT ANY COURTHOUSE OR COURT PROGRAM, SHOULD WITHIN TWO (2) DAYS OF RECEIPT OF NOTICE, CONTACT COURT ADMINISTRATION TO REQUEST SUCH AN ACCOMMODATION. PLEASE CONTACT THE FOLLOWING: COURT ADMINISTRATION, P.O. BOX 826, MARIANNA, FLORIDA 32447; PHONE: 850-718-0026; HEARING & VOICE IMPAIRED: 1-800-9558771; EMAIL: ADA REQUEST@JUD14.FLCO URTS.ORG File No. 1271-580B November 7, 14, 2013 92990S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 13-17-CA CAPITAL CITY BANK, Plaintiff, vs. JUDY DARNA, HENRY DARNA, MARVIN DARNA, II, MELODY POWELL, UNKNOWN TENANT(S) I, and UNKNOWN TENANT(S) II, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE is given pursuant to a Final Judgment of Replevin and Foreclosure dated June 11, 2013 and an Order Reopening Case and Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale entered in Case No. 13-17-CA, of the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit, in and for Gulf County, Florida, in which CAPITAL CITY BANK is the Plaintiff and JUDY DARNA, HENRY DARNA, MARVIN DARNA, II, and MELODY POWELL are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the front door of the Gulf County Courthouse in Port St. Joe, Gulf County, Florida at 11:00 a.m., Eastern Time, on December 5, 2013, the property set forth in the Final Judgment of Replevin and Foreclosure and more particularly described as follows: Commence at the Northeast corner of the intersection of Bonita Street and Trout Avenue for a Point of Beginning; thence proceed North along the East boundary line of Trout Avenue a distance of 135 feet; thence make a 90 degree turn and proceed 300 feet East to the East boundary line of Government Lot 14; thence make a 90 degree turn and proceed South along the East boundary line of Government Lot 14 a distance of 135 feet; thence make a 90 degree turn and proceed West along the Northern boundary line of Bonita Street a distance of 300 feet to the Point of Beginning. This property being located in the South half of Government Lot 14 in Section 26, Township 7 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. DATED: October 29, 2013. REBECCA L. NORRIS Clerk of the Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk Garvin B. Bowden, Esq Gardner, Bist, Wiener, Wadsworth, Bowden, Bush, Dee, LaVia & Wright, P.A. 1300 Thomaswood Dr Tallahassee, FL 32308 November 7, 14, 2013 93026S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 23-2008CA-000001-CA DIVISION NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE, LLC, Plaintiff, vs. RACHEL L. BROWNING, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated October 28th, 2013, entered in Case No. 23-2008-CA-000001-CA-XXXX of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida in which Nationstar Mortgage, LLC, is the Plaintiff and Rachel L. Browning, Tracy G. Browning, Jane Doe, John Doe, State of Florida Department of Revenue, Unknown Spouse of Rachel L. Browning, are defendants, the Gulf County Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in/on the front lobby, Gulf County Clerk of Court office, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL 32456, Gulf County, Florida at 11:00 A.M. ET on the 5th day of December, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: LOT FIVE (5), IN BLOCK ONE HUNDRED TWENTY-FIVE (125) OF ST JOSEPHS ADDITION OF THE CITY OF PORT ST JOE, FLORIDA, UNIT NUMBER 9, ACCORDING TO PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 12, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 2109 JUNIPER AVE, PORT SAINT JOE, FL 32456 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated in Gulf County, Florida this 31st day of October, 2013. Rebecca Norris Clerk of the Circuit Court Gulf County, Florida By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk Albertelli Law Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 23028 Tampa, FL 33623 (813)221-4743 (813)221-9171 fax eService: servealaw@ KB -10-63505 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator by mail at P. O. Box 1089, Panama City, FL 32402 or by phone at (850) 747-5338 at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days. If you are hearing impaired, please call 711. November 7, 14, 2013 93052S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 23-2010-CA -000508 DIVISION: ___ WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. VANCE MCGOUGH, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated October 28th, 2013, and entered in Case No. 23-2010-CA-000508 of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida in which Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., is the Plaintiff and Vance McGough, are defendants, the Gulf County Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in/on the front lobby, Gulf County Clerk of Court office, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL 32456, Gulf County, Florida at 11:00 A.M. ET on the 5th day of December, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: COMMENCE AT A ST. JOSEPH PAPER CO. CONCRETE MONUMENT MARKING THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE SOUTHEAST ONE-QUARTER OF THE NORTHEAST ONE-QUARTER OF SECTION 32, TOWNSHIP 5 SOUTH, RANGE 9 WEST, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE RUN N 00 DEGREES 30 MINUTES 57 SECONDS E ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID SECTION 32 FOR 298.14 FEET TO THE NORTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF STATE ROAD NO. 381-A AND THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE S 69 DEGREES 12 MINUTES 50 SECONDS W ALONG SAID NORTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE FOR 138.0 FEET; THENCE DEPARTING SAID NORTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE RUN N 20 DEGREES 47 MINUTES 10 SECONDS W FOR 210.0 FEET; THENCE S 69 DEGREES 12 MINUTE 50 SECONDS W FOR 262.0 FEET; THENCE S20 DEGREES 47 MINUTES 10 SECONDS E FOR 210.0 FEET TO THE NORTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF STATE ROAD NO. 381-A; THENCE S 69 DEGREES 12 MINUTES 50 SECONDS W ALING SAID NORTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE FOR 222.40 FEET; THENCE N 00 DEGREES 25 MINUTES 28 SECONDS E FOR 666.74 FEET; THENCE S 89 DEGREES 28 MINUTES 35 SECONDS E FOR 587.44 FEET, SAID POINT BEING IN SECTION 33, TOWNSHIP 5 SOUTH, RANGE 9 WEST, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE RUN S 00 DEGREES 30 MINUTES 57 SECONDS W FOR 438.02 FEET TO THE NORTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF SAID STATE ROAD NO. 381-A; THENCE S 69 DEGREES 12 MINUTES 50 SECONDS W ALING SAID NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE FOR 6.98 FEET TO THE EAST LINE OF SAID SECTION 32 AND THE POINT OF BEGINNING. SAID PARCEL CONTAINS 6.18 ACRES, MORE OR LESS, LESS ONE ACRE DEEDED TO GRADY FRANKLIN. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN MOBILE HOME ATTACHED TO AND MADE AN APPURTENANCE THERETO BEARING VIN NUMBER 0110682122607A AND 0110682122607B. A/K/A 901 COUNTY ROAD 381A, WEWAHITCHKA, FL 324655756 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated in Gulf County, Florida this 29th day of October, 2013. Rebecca Norris Clerk of the Circuit Court Gulf County, Florida By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk Albertelli Law Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 23028 Tampa, FL 33623 (813) 221-4743 (813) 221-9171 fax eService: servelaw@ KB -10-53632 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator by mail at P. O. Box 1089, Panama City, FL 32402 or by phone at (850) 747-5338 at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days. If you are hearing impaired, please call 711. November 14, 21, 2013 93054S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 23 2009 CA 000489 DIVISION: ___ NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE, LLC, Plaintiff, vs. MISTY DAWN TUCKER, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated October 28th, 2013, and entered in Case No. 23 2009 CA 000489 of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida in which Nationstar Mortgage, LLC, is the Plaintiff and James Harold Tucker, II, Misty Dawn Tucker, are defendants, the Gulf County Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in/on the front lobby, Gulf County Clerk of Court office, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL 32456, Gulf County, Florida at 11:00 A.M. on the 5th day of December, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: A PARCEL OF LAND, BEING A PORTION OF THE NW OF SECTION 23, TOWNSHIP 4 SOUTH, RANGE 10 WEST, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE NE CORNER OF THE AFORESAID NW OF SECTION 23, TOWNSHIP 4 SOUTH, RANGE 10 WEST, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA; RUN THENCE NORTH 87 DEGREES 17 MINUTES 51 SECONDS WEST ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID NW FOR 1116.0 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT; RUN SOUTH 02 DEGREES 58 MINUTES 09 SECONDS WEST FOR 1028.55 FEET FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 02 DEGREES 58 MINUTES 09 SECONDS WEST FOR 100.00 FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 87 DEGREES 50 MINUTES 24 SECONDS EAST FOR 218.00 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 02 DEGREES 58 MINUTES 09 SECONDS EAST FOR 100.00 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 87 DEGREES 50 MINUTES 24 SECONDS WEST FOR 218.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. A/K/A 163 GARY ANDERSON RD, WEWAHITCHKA, FL 32465 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated in Gulf County, Florida this 4th day of November, 2013. Rebecca Norris Clerk of the Circuit Court Gulf County, Florida By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk Albertelli Law Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 23028 Tampa, FL 33623 (813) 221-4743 (813) 221-9171 fax eService: servealaw@ KB -10-63823 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator by mail at P. O. Box 1089, Panama City, FL 32402 or by phone at (850) 747-5338 at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days. If you are hearing impaired, please call 711. November 14, 21, 2013 96119S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY Case No. 13-137-CA CAROL M. DOW Plaintiff, vs.


CLASSIFIEDSThursday, November 14, 2013 The Star | B7 ROBIN PERDOMO, Defendant. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: ROBIN PERDOMO LAST KNOWN ADDRESS 277 SUNSHINE RD. WEWAHITCHICA, FL 32465 2913 KENTUCKY ST. WEST PALM BEACH, FL 33406 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following described property: Commence at the Northwest corner of the Northeast Quarter of Southwest Quarter of Section 6, Township 6 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida and run South 02 East for 1367.31 feet for the Point of Beginning; thence continue South 02 East for 706.29 feet thence South 89 East for 318.41 feet; thence North 02 West for 709.70 feet; thence North 89 West for 317.665 feet to the Point of Beginning. Said lands having an area of 5.16 acres, more or less, and being subject to a 30 foot wide roadway easement along the Southerly boundary thereof. LESS AND EXCEPT: Commence at the Northwest corner of the Northeast Quarter of Southwest Quarter of Section 6, Township 6 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida; thence along the West line of said Northeast Quarter, North 02 East for 1367.31 feet to a concrete monument; thence continue along said West line, South 02 East 412.03 feet for the Point of Beginning; thence South 89 East for 180.00 feet; thence South 04 West for 296.12 feet; thence North 89 West for 143.21 feet; thence along the West line of said Northeast Quarter, North 02 West for 296.00 feet to the Point of Beginning. Said lands containing 1.10 acres, more or less. TOGETHER WITH 1991 FLEE MOBILE HOME ID # FLFLL70A18789CM. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to CHARLES A. COSTIN, Attorney for the Plaintiff whose address is P.O. Box 98, Port St. Joe, Florida on or before November 20, 2013, a date which is within Thirty (30) days after the first publication of this notice in The Star and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before and service on the Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief requested in the Complaint. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) disabled person who, because their disabilities need special accommodations to participate in this proceeding should contact the ADA coordinator at 300 E. 4th St., Panama City, Florida 32402 or telephone voice (850) 747-8141 not later than five (5) business prior to such proceeding. Witness my hand and the official seal of this Honorable Court, on this 21st day of October, 2013 BECKY L. NORRIS, Clerk of Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk November 7, 14, 2013 96167S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that US Bank as C/F FL Dundee Lien Inv, LLC the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Tax Sale Certificate No. 946 Application No. 2013-44 Date of Issuance: May 28, 2010 R.E. No: 03324-295R Description of Property: Lot 19, Tremont Estates, as per plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, Pages 29 & 30, of Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. Name in which assessed: Stephanie M & Charles A Davis All of said property being in Gulf County, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate 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 4th day of December, 2013. Dated this 28th day of October, 2013. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk Oct. 31, Nov. 7, 14, 21, 2013 96173S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that US Bank as C/F FL Dundee Lien Inv, LLC the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Tax Sale Certificate No. 658 Application No. 2013-41 Date of Issuance: May 28, 2010 R.E. No: 02633-001R Description of Property: BEGIN at the Point of Intersection of the East boundary line of State Road No. 71, and the South boundary line of Land Drive for the POINT OF BEGINNING, thence run Easterly along the South boundary line of said Land Drive for 320 feet, more or less, to the East line of the Southwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of Section 36, Township 4 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida, thence run South to the Northeast Corner of Lot Owned by Franklin D. Ward and wife, Hazel J. Ward, as recorded in Official Records Book 76, Page 509, in the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida, thence run West to the East Boundary line of State Road No. 71; thence run Northerly along the East boundary line of State Road No. 71, to the POINT OF BEGINNING. NOTE: The Legal Description shown in Tax Assessment is in error. The lands shown are completely different, but shows the Book and Page of said Deed taken from. The above lands are the lands shown for the Drawing Plat on said Assessment. Name in which assessed: Little River Camp, LLC All of said property being in Gulf County, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate 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 4th day of December, 2013. Dated this 28th day of October, 2013. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk Oct. 31, Nov. 7, 14, 21, 2013 96169S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that US Bank as C/F FL Dundee Lien Inv, LLC the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Tax Sale Certificate No. 1368 Application No. 2013-43 Date of Issuance: May 28, 2010 R.E. No: 05694-000R Description of Property: Lot Twenty-Two (22), in Block One Thousand, One (1001), City of Port St, Joe, Florida, according to the Official Plat thereof on file in the Office of Clerk of Circuit Court, Gulf County, Florida. Name in which assessed: Lena Dukes All of said property being in Gulf County, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate 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 4th day of December, 2013. Dated this 28th day of October, 2013. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk Oct. 31, Nov. 7, 14, 21, 2013 96171S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that US Bank as C/F FL Dundee Lien Inv, LLC the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Tax Sale Certificate No. 1380 Application No. 2013-42 Date of Issuance: May 28, 2010 R.E. No: 05792-000R Description of Property: Lot Nine (9), in Block One Thousand, Six (1006), City of Port St. Joe, Florida, according to the Official Plat thereof on file in the Office of Clerk of Circuit Court, Gulf County, Florida. Name in which assessed: Denise Hall All of said property being in Gulf County, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate 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 4th day of December, 2013. Dated this 28th day of October, 2013. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk Oct. 31, Nov. 7, 14, 21, 2013 96259S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case #: 2013-CA-000039 PHH Mortgage Corporation Plaintiff, vs. Richard A. Ramsey and Jean L. Ramsey, Husband and Wife; Dunes Club of Cape San Blas Condominium Association, Inc.; Unknown Parties in Possession #1, If living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants; Unknown Parties in Possession #2, If living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order dated October 28, 2013 entered in Civil Case No. 2013CA-000039 of the Circuit of the 14th Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida, wherein PHH Mortgage Corporation, Plaintiff and Richard A. Ramsey and Jean L. Ramsey, Husband and Wife are defendant(s), I, Clerk of Court, Rebecca L. Norris, will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash AT THE FRONT LOBBY OF THE GULF COUNTY COURTHOUSE, LOCATED AT 1000 CECIL G. COSTIN SR. BLVD., PORT ST. JOE, FL at 11:00 A.M. on December 5, 2013 the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: UNIT 10, THE DUNES CLUB OF CAPE SAN BLAS, ACCORDING TO THE DECLARATION OF CONDOMINIUM, RECORDED AT OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 303, PAGE 283, IN THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA; TOGETHER WITH AN UNDIVIDED INTEREST IN THE COMMON ELEMENTS APPURTENANT THERETO. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator by mail at P.O. Box 1089, Panama City, FL 32402 at (850) 747-5338, at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days. If you are hearing impaired, call 711. Rebecca L. Norris Clerk of Circuit Court Gulf County, Florida By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk of Court Submitted by: ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACHE, LLP 2424 North Federal Highway, Suite 360 Boca Raton, FL 33431 (561) 998-6700 (561) 998-6707 12-253077 FC01 PHH November 7, 14, 2013 96299S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that PPF Holdings III Ltd. the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Tax Sale Certificate No. 634 Application No. 2013-48 Date of Issuance: May 25, 2011 R.E. No: 02808-000R Description of Property: Commence at the Southwest corner of Section 11, Township 7 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County Florida thence run North 85 degrees 58 minutes 13 seconds East 1492 feet to the Point of Beginning; thence run North 86 degrees 52 minutes 17 seconds East 131 feet; thence run North 02 degrees 33 minutes 39 seconds West 444.00 feet; thence run South 86 degrees 52 minutes 17 seconds West 131.00 feet; thence run South 02 degrees 33 minutes 39 seconds East 444.00 feet to the Point of Beginning. Name in which assessed: Gredan Development, Inc. All of said property being in Gulf County, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate 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 11th day of December, 2013. Dated this 5th day of November, 2013. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk Nov. 7, 14, 21, 28, 2013 96271S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 23 2013 CA 000073 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, vs. RUTH R. DUMAS; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF RUTH R. DUMAS; UNKNOWN TENANT 1; UNKNOWN TENANT 2; AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT(S), WHO (IS/ARE) NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIM AS HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, SPOUSES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT; WELLS FARGO FINANCIAL SYSTEM FLORIDA, INC. Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on October 28th, 2013, in this cause, in the Circuit Court of Gulf County, Florida, the clerk shall sell the property situated in Gulf County, Florida, described as: LOT 20, BLOCK 1002, CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA, ACCORDING TO AN OFFICIAL MAP OR PLAT THEREOF ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. a/k/a 254 AVENUE B, PORT ST JOE, FL 32456-1508 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, in the front lobby of the Gulf County Court, 1000 Cecil Costin Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL 32456, on December 5, 2013, beginning at 11:00 AM, ET. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. If you are a person claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale, you must file a claim with the clerk no later than 60 days after the sale. If you fail to file a claim you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. After 60 days, only the owner of record as of the date of the us pendens may claim the surplus. Dated at Port St. Joe, Florida, this 30th day of October, 2013. Rebecca L. Norris Clerk of Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk Douglas C. Zahm, P.A. 12425 28th St. North, Suite 200 St. Petersburg, FL 33716 Phone: (727)536-4911 Fax: (727) 539-1094 Attorney for the Plaintiff IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITY ACT ANY PERSONS NEEDING SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS FUNCTION SHOULD CONTACT THE CLERK OF THE COURT NO LATER THAN ONE DAY PRIOR TO THAT DAY AT (850)229-6113. November 7, 14, 2013 96303S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that US Bank as C/F FL Dundee Lien Inv, LLC the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Tax Sale Certificate No. 545 Application No. 2013-46 Date of Issuance: May 28, 2010 R.E. No: 02285-001R Description of Property: Lots 6, 7, 8 and 9, in Block F, College Park Subdivision, to the City of Wewahitchka, Florida per Official Plat of same being recorded in the Office of Clerk of the Circuit Court,Gulf County, Florida. Name in which assessed: Roger & Janice Linton All of said property being in Gulf County, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate 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 11th day of December, 2013. Dated this 5th day of November, 2013. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk Nov. 7, 14, 21, 28, 2013 96301S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that US Bank as C/F FL Dundee Lien Inv, LLC the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Tax Sale Certificate No. 727 Application No. 2013-47 Date of Issuance: May 28, 2010 R.E. No: 03036-000R Description of Property: The North Half of Lot Number 24, according to an unrecorded plat of the Southwest Quarter of Section 17, Township 8 South, Range 10 West, also described by metes and bounds as follows: Begin at a pt. 50 feet South and 1,345.0 feet East of the NW Corner of the SW 1/4 of Section 17, Township 8 South, Range 10 West, and run East 622.50 feet, thence South 158.75 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING, thence continue South 158.75 feet, thence run West 622.50 feet, thence North 158.75 feet, thence East 622.50 feet, to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Containing 2.27 acres, more or less. NOTE: IT IS THE OPINION OF THE ABSTRACTOR THAT THE ABOVE METES AND BOUNDS COULD BE IN ERROR. THE DESCRIPTION TO THE PARCEL BEING the South Half of Lot Number 24, is the same metes and bounds description as above. Name in which assessed: Harry M. Murphy All of said property being in Gulf County, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate 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 11th day of December, 2013. Dated this 5th day of November, 2013. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk Nov. 7, 14, 21, 28, 2013 96331S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 14th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO.: 23-2012-CA-000054 U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR RASC 2007KS1, Plaintiff, vs. WAYNE E. BLEVINS, JR., ET AL., Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated October 18, 2013 and entered in Case No. 23-2012-CA-000054 in the Circuit Court of the 14th Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida wherein U.S. Bank National Association as Trustee for RASC 2007KS1 was the Plaintiff and WAYNE E. BLEVINS, JR. ET AL., the Defendant(s), I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, beginning at 11:00 a.m. E.T. at the front lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL 32456 on the 21st day of November, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 1, BLOCK G, CAPE PLANTATION PHASE II, AN UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION LOCATED IN SECTION 25, TOWNSHIP 8 SOUTH, RANGE 11 WEST, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT A ST. JOE PAPER COMPANY MONUMENT MARKING THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SECTION 25, TOWNSHIP 8 SOUTH, RANGE 11 WEST; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 48 MINUTES 30 SECONDS WEST ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID SECTION FOR 1476.75 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT ON THE EASTERLY LINE OF THE ST. JOSEPH BAY COUNTRY CLUB GOLF COURSE; THENCE ALONG SAID GOLF COURSE BOUNDARY AS FOLLOWS: NORTH 18 DEGREES 43 MINUTES 20 SECONDS WEST 240.59 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT; THENCE NORTH 9 DEGREES 58 MINUTES 05 SECONDS EAST 955.81 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT; THENCE NORTH 4 DEGREES 28 MINUTES 15 SECONDS WEST 522.02 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT; THENCE NORTH 63 DEGREES 29 MINUTES 40 SECONDS EAST 265.28 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT; THENCE NORTH 45 DEGREES 03 MINUTES 05 SECONDS EAST 336.71 FEET FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING, THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 45 DEGREES 03 MINUTES 05 SECONDS EAST 36.00 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT; THENCE NORTH 23 DEGREES 09 MINUTES 40 SECONDS EAST 137.63 FEET; THENCE, LEAVING SAID GOLF COURSE BOUNDARY, SOUTH 66 DEGREES 50 MINUTES 20 SECONDS EAST 75.55 FEET TO A POINT ON A CURVE CONCAVE EASTERLY SAID CURVE HAVING A RADIUS OF 350.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTHERLY ALONG THE ARC OF SAID CURVE THROUGH A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 26 DEGREES 42 MINUTES 49 SECONDS FOR 163.18 FEET, SAID ARC HAVING A CHORD BEARING AND DISTANCE OF SOUTH 6 DEGREES 33 MINUTES 18.5 SECONDS WEST 161.71 FEET TO THE POINT OF TANGENCY OF SAID CURVE; THENCE SOUTH 6 DEGREES 48 MINUTES 06 SECONDS EAST 7.35 FEET TO THE POINT OF CURVATURE OF A CURVE TO THE RIGHT, SAID CURVE HAVING A RADIUS OF 728.06 FEET; THENCE SOUTHERLY ALONG THE ARC OF SAID CURVE THROUGH A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 7 DEGREES 11 MINUTES 18 SECONDS FOR 91.34 FEET, SAID ARC HAVING A CHORD BEARING AND DISTANCE OF SOUTH 3 DEGREES 12 MINUTES 28 SECONDS EAST 91.28 FEET; THENCE, LEAVING SAID CURVE ON A NON-RADIAL LINE, NORTH 44 DEGREES 56 MINUTES 55 SECONDS WEST 193.34 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. LOT 1, BLOCK G IS SUBJECT TO COVENANTS AND RESTRICTIONS AS CONTAINED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 107, PAGES 1058-1072 AND AS AMENDED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 125, PAGES 737-739 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. AND A PORTION OF LOT 2, BLOCK G, CAPE PLANTATION PHASE II, AN UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION LOCATED IN SECTION 25, TOWNSHIP 8 SOUTH, RANGE 11 WEST, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT A SAINT JOE PAPER COMPANY MONUMENT MARKING THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SECTION 25, TOWNSHIP 8 SOUTH, RANGE 11 WEST; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 48 MINUTES 30 SECONDS WEST ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID SECTION FOR 1476.75 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT ON THE EASTERLY LINE OF THE ST. JOSEPH BAY COUNTRY CLUB GOLF COURSE; THENCE ALONG SAID GOLF COURSE BOUNDARY AS FOLLOWS: NORTH 18 DEGREES 43 MINUTES 20 SECONDS WEST 240.59 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT; THENCE NORTH 9 DEGREES 58 MINUTES 05 SECONDS EAST 955.81 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT; THENCE NORTH 4 DEGREES 28 MINUTES 15 SECONDS WEST 522.02 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT; THENCE NORTH 63 DEGREES 29 MINUTES 40 SECONDS EAST 265.28 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT; THENCE NORTH 45 DEGREES 03 MINUTES 05 SECONDS EAST 285.71 FEET TO AN IRON ROD FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE NORTH 45 DEGREES 03 MINUTES 05 SECONDS EAST 51.00 FEET TO AN IRON ROD; THENCE LEAVING SAID GOLF COURSE BOUNDARY SOUTH 44 DEGREES 56 MINUTES 55 SECONDS EAST ON A NON-RADIAL LINE FOR 193.33 FEET TO AN IRON ROD ON A CURVE CONCAVE WESTERLY AND HAVING A RADIUS OF 728.06 FEET; THENCE SOUTHERLY ALONG THE ARC OF SAID CURVE THROUGH A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 2 DEGREES 03 MINUTES 35 SECONDS FOR 26.17 FEET; SAID ARC HAVING A CHORD BEARING AND DISTANCE OF SOUTH 1 DEGREES 24 MINUTES 58 SECONDS WEST, 26.17 FEET TO AN IRON ROD MARKING THE POINT OF COMPOUND CURVE WITH A CURVE TO THE RIGHT, SAID CURVE HAVING A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 42 DEGREES 36 MINUTES 18 SECONDS AND THE RADIUS OF 25.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTHWESTERLY ALONG THE ARC OF SAID CURVE FOR 18.59 FEET, SAID ARC HAVING A CHORD BEARING AND DISTANCE OF SOUTH 23 DEGREES 44 MINUTES 55 SECONDS WEST, 18.16 FEET TO AN IRON ROD MARKING THE POINT OF TANGENCY OF SAID CURVE; THENCE SOUTH 45 DEGREES 03 MINUTES 05 SECONDS WEST, 15.13 FEET TO AN IRONROD; THENCE NORTH 44 DEGREES 56 MINUTES 55 SECONDS WEST 218.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. SUBJECT TO: COVENANTS AND RESTRICTIONS AS CONTAINED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 107 AT PAGES 1058-1072 AND AS AMENDED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 125, AT PAGES 737-739, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. MINERAL RIGHTS RESERVED BY PREVIOUS GRANTORS. THIS PROPERTY IS INTENDED TO BE INCLUDED IN AN BECOME PART OF LOT 1, BLOCK G, CAPE PLANTATION SUBDIVISION. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS OF THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER, AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS, MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN SIXTY (60) DAYS AFTER THE SALE. REBECCA NORRIS, Clerk, Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk November 7, 14, 2013 96305S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that US Bank as C/F FL Dundee Lien Inv, LLC the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Tax Sale Certificate No. 974 Application No. 2013-45 Date of Issuance: May 28, 2010 R.E. No: 03392-100R Description of Property: Begin at a point 1000 feet West and 1020 North of the Southeast Corner of the Northeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of Section 31, Township 5 South, Range 11 West, thence continue North for 175 feet, thence run East 250 Feet, thence run South 175 feet, thence run West 250 feet, being in Section 31, Township 5 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida. Name in which assessed: Tammy Miller and Regan Scholles All of said property being in Gulf County, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate 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 11th day of December, 2013. Dated this 5th day of November, 2013. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk Nov. 7, 14, 21, 28, 2013 96337S PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS BID NO. 1314-03 The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners will receive sealed bids from any qualified person, company or corporation interested in providing construction services for the following project: STUMPHOLE REVETMENT PHASE VI (PRI Project #3.252) This project will include approximately 330 LF of additional armoring of the area known as the Stumphole which is located on Cape San Blas, South Gulf County, Florida. Plans and specifications can be obtained at Preble-Rish, Inc., 324 Marina Drive, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456, (850) 227-7200. The bid must conform to Section 287.133(3) Florida Statutes, on public entity crimes. Cost for Plans and Specifications will be $50.00 per set and is non-refundable. Checks should be made payable to PREBLE-RISH, INC. Completion date for this project will be 180 days from the date of the Notice to Proceed presented to the successful bidder. Liquidated damages for failure to complete the project on the specified date will be set at $500.00 per day. Please indicate on the envelope YOUR COMPANY NAME, BID NUMBER and that this is a sealed bid for the Stumphole Revetment Phase VI project. Bids will be received until 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time, on December 6, 2013, at the Gulf County Clerks Office, 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida, 32456. Bids will be opened at this same location on December 9, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time. The Board of County Commissioners 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. A mandatory Pre-Bid Conference shall be held at the office of Preble-Rish, Inc., 324 Marina Drive, Port St. Joe, Florida (850) 227-7200 at 10:00 am Eastern Time, November 21, 2013. All bids shall remain firm for a period of sixty days after the opening. All bidders shall comply with all applicable state and local laws concerning licensing registration and regulation of contractors doing business in the State of Florida. If you have any questions, please call Clay Smallwood at (850) 227-7200. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA /s/ Tan Smiley, Chairman November 14, 2013 96351S ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS: The Gulf County School Board will be accepting sealed bids on two surplus vehicles. Bids will be excepted starting November 14, 2013 and ending November 28, 2013 at 12:00 p.m. E.S.T. Bid should be sealed and marked with appropriate bid numbers and mailed or delivered to Gulf County School Board, Maintenance/ Transportation Depart96347S PUBLIC NOTICE A public forum will take place at the Gulf/ Franklin Campus, Room A110. Contact person for the forum is Dr. Cheryl Flax-Hyman, liaison to the District Board of Trustees, Gulf Coast State College. WHEN: 5:30 p.m., November 18 WHERE: Gulf Coast State College Gulf/ Franklin Campus, Room A110 PURPOSE: Public forum to solicit feedback from the community regarding the challenges and opportunities facing the next GCSC president, which will assist with the development of the presidential profile. November 14, 2013 96349S PUBLIC NOTICE POTENTIALLY INELIGIBLE REGISTERED VOTERS NOTICE The Gulf County Supervisor of Elections has received information the person(s) listed below is potentially ineligible to be registered to vote. Failure to contact this office within 30 days after this notice is published may result in a determination of ineligibility by the supervisor of elections and removal of the registered voters name from the statewide voter registration system. You should contact this office by calling 850229-6117 to receive information regarding the basis for the potential ineligibility and instructions on how to resolve the matter, or request additional assistance if needed. An administrative hearing will be held regarding the potential ineligibility of these persons on December 16, 2013 at 9 AM EST in the Supervisor of Elections Office401 Long Ave, Port St Joe, FL 32456. The Supervisor of Elections will make a determination no less than 30 days after this published notice and will notify the voter of the determination and action taken. POTENTIALLY INELIGIBLE REGISTERED VOTERS: Tony D. Anderson 217 Columbus St Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Paula Fowler P.O. Box 1260 Wewahitchka, FL 32465 Brandon L. 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Meet daily with owners of small to medium sized businesses with the goal of marketing and securing business Conducting our solutions based approach to qualifying potential business for new sales leads in between appointments and during networking opportunities Contacting Sales Coordinator with feedback from appointments and sharing new business lead opportunities. Reviewing the days successes and challenges with your Sales Manager, gaining sales support as appropriate all administrative support people have a vested interest in your success In our organization, we offer the following to our outside sales Account Executives: Fantastic Benefits and Compensation Program Commissions and Bonus New hire and ongoing training and development Requirements: At least two years of face-to-face direct sales, outside sales, B2B, Business Development experience Bachelors degree preferred but not necessary. We will consider the right experience over a degree Highly self-motivated and self-disciplined with ability to work effectively with little or no supervision Outgoing personality with expertise at developing relationships, particularly with business owners, presidents and CEOs Good communicator-excellent listening skills and ability to offer solutions. To apply: Send resume to EOE, Drug Free Workplace Web ID#: 34269124 Text FL69124 to 56654 Sales The News Herald is seeking an innovative and experiencedSales ManagerWho will be responsible for leading and creating integrated multi-media sales strategies to drive revenue across multiple platforms. We are seeking a passionate, highly organized team player who will effectively train and motivate the sales team, using sales planners, the 5-step sales process and consistent accountability to drive their success. The Sales Manager will be creative, yet analytical. Responsibilities: Meets or exceeds sales and revenue goals. 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You can contact Greg Layfield at 850-2298369 or 850-227-1204 with any questions. Vehicles up for bid 1986 Ford Van #14-012 1992 Chevy pick-up truck #14-013 November 14, 2013 96367S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 23-2012-CA-000134 MIDFIRST BANK Plaintiff, vs. LONNIE CHARLES WYMES, JR. A/K/A LONNIE C. WYMES JR A/K/A LONNIE WYMES; JENNENE RENEE WYMES A/K/A JENNENE R. WYMES A/K/A JENNENE K WYMES JR. A/K/A JENNENE WYMES; UNKNOWN TENANT 1; UNKNOWN TENANT 2; AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT(S), WHO (IS/ARE) NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIM AS HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, SPOUSES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; AQUA FINANCE, INC.; BLUE WORLD POOLS, INC.; TAYLOR, BEAN & WHITAKER MORTGAGE CORP. Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on October 28, 2013, in this cause, in the Circuit Court of Gulf County, Florida, the clerk shall sell the property situated in Gulf County, Florida, described as: BEGIN AT A CONCRETE MONUMENT MARKING THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 4, TOWNSHIP 4 SOUTH, RANGE 10 WEST, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND THENCE GO SOUTH 01 DEGREE 00 MINUTE 00 SECOND EAST ALONG THE EAST BOUNDARY OF SAID SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 (AS MONUMENTED) FOR A DISTANCE OF 436.06 FEET TO THE NORTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF STONE MILL CREEK ROAD (HAVING A 60 FOOT WIDE RIGHT-OF-WAY); THENCE GO NORTH 56 DEGREES 52 MINUTES 38 SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE FOR A DISTANCE OF 297.66 FEET; THENCE GO NORTH 01 DEGREE 00 MINUTE 00 SECOND WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 271.04 FEET TO THE NORTH BOUNDARY OF SAID SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 (AS MONUMENTED); THENCE GO NORTH 89 DEGREES 27 MINUTES 19 SECONDS EAST ALONG SAID NORTH BOUNDARY FOR A DISTANCE OF 246.42 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 2006 DEER VALLEY DOUBLEWIDE MANUFACTURED HOME, VIN NUMBER DVAL 10600789A, TITLE NUMBER 95878915 AND VIN NUMBER DVAL10600789B, TITLE NUMBER 95879127 a/k/a 2057 STONEMILL CREEK ROAD, WEWAHITCHKA, FL 32465-2654 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, in the front lobby of the Gulf County Court, 1000 Cecil Costin Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL 32456, on December 5, 2013 beginning at 11:00 AM, ET. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. If you are a person claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale, you must file a claim with the clerk no later than 60 days after the sale. If you fail to file a claim you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. After 60 days, only the owner of record as of the date of the lis pendens may claim the surplus. Douglas C. Zahm, P.A. 12425 28th St. North, Suite 200 St. Petersburg, FL 33716 Phone: (727)536-4911 Fax: (727) 539-1094 Attorney for the Plaintiff IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITY ACT ANY PERSONS NEEDING SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS FUNCTION SHOULD CONTACT THE CLERK OF THE COURT NO LATER THAN ONE DAY PRIOR TO THAT DAY AT (850) 229-6113. November 14, 21, 2013 96371S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION: CASE NO.: 23-2011-CA-000403 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. T DWIGHT HICKS; LISA Q. HICKS; UNKNOWN TENANT(S); IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 28th day of October, 2013, and entered in Case No. 23-2011-CA000403, of the Circuit Court of the 14TH Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida, wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. is the Plaintiff and T DWIGHT HICKS, LISA Q. HICKS and UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the, FRONT LOBBY OF THE GULF COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 1000 CECIL G. COSTIN SR. BLVD., PORT ST. JOE, FL 32456, 11:00 AM ET on the 13th day of December, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT ONE (1) IN BLOCK C, SUNSET POINTE SUBDIVISION, AS PER OFFICIAL PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGES 41-43, PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator by mail at P.O. Box 1089, Panama City, FL 32402 or by phone at (850) 747-5338 at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days. If you are hearing impaired, please call 711. Dated this 4th day of November, 2013. REBECCA NORRIS Clerk of Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk Submitted by: FRENKEL LAMBERT WEISS WEISMAN & GORDON, LLP. Attorney for the Plaintiff 1 East Broward Blvd. Suite 1111 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 (954) 522-3233 Fax: (954) 200-7770 DESIGNATED PRIMARY E-MAIL FOR SERVICE PURSUANT TO FLA. R. JUD. ADMIN 2.516 File# 04-064950-F00 November 14, 21, 2013 Cue FurnitureStart your Christmas layaway now! Pickup as late as December 23rd. New mattresses: Twin sets, $79; Full sets, $139; Queen sets, $199. Quality used furniture. 1425 Hwy 71 S. Wewa. 850-639-2343. 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Rutherford St at PSJ Monumental Fabrication in the Parking Lot -Corner of West Rutherford and Ponderosa Pines Dr. in Jones Homestead-PSJ Saturday. 9am-6pmGiant Community Yard SaleFurniture, Tools, Building Materials, Boat T-top, Trailer, Appliances, Clothes, Baby Items & more. Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Refreshments. Call to set up your own free booth 227-9500 Monumental Fabrication txt FL72195 to 56654 GUN SHOW Pensacola FAIRGROUNDSNovember 16th & 17th SAT. 9-5 & SUN. 10-4 FREE PARKING Info. (407) 275-7233 Text FL71257 to 56654 Woodshop equipment for sale: Wood Lathe 12 variable speed $500, Band Saw 10 $75, Dust Collector w/ hose $100, Grinder w/ shield $50. Shelby 850-358-5673 Text FL71562 to 56654 Install/Maint/RepairAccountantGulf Coast Electric Cooperative is accepting applications for position of Accountant at Workforce Center of Florida, 625 Highway 231, Panama City, Florida through Friday, November 22, 2013. For more information visit our website at www Equal Opportunity Employer Web ID#: 34272102 Text FL72102 to 56654 Install/Maint/RepairLine TechGulf Coast Electric Cooperative is accepting applications for position of Line Tech at Workforce Center of Florida, 625 Highway 231, Panama City, Florida through Friday, November 22, 2013. For more information visit our website at www Equal Opportunity Employer. Web ID#: 34272100 Text FL72100 to 56654 LegalLegal SecretaryBusy law firm seeking legal secretary. Send resumes to: PO Box 692, Panama City, FL 32402. Web ID#: 34272226 Part Time Nursery AssistantFUMC is seeking a PT Nursery Assistant to care for children ages 0-5 during Sunday School, Sunday Worship Services and other church events as required. Please submit a resume, contact information, at least 2 references and a cover letter to: fumcp Attention Nursery Position. Or P.O. Box 266, Port St. Joe, FL32547. Attn: Bobbi Lassiter. Web ID#: 34268269 Text FL68269 to 56654 Medical/HealthRNsJoin the rewarding field of correctional nursing! Youll find autonomy, variety, stability and flexibility in this ambulatory setting. Corizon has positions available at Gulf Correctional Facility in Wewahitchka, FL. We are currently looking for Full Time, and PRN RNs. Call to learn why correctional nursing could be the refreshing change you need! We offer competitive pay plus an excellent benefit package that includes generous paid days off and so much more! For more info, contact: Tracy Mazuranic 1-800-222-8215 x9553 tracy .mazuranic@cori or Quick Apply online (under the job opportunities link).www EOE/AAP/DTR OtherThe Gulf County Board of County CommissionersJOB NOTICEThe Gulf County Board of County Commissioners is accepting applications for one full-timeLaborerfor our Public Works Department. Starting salary is $11.9391 per hour. This is a bargaining unit (Union) position with full benefits. Applications and a complete job description are available in our Human Resources Office (1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe), or at Applications will be accepted until 5:00 p.m., E.T. on November 20, 2013 at the Gulf County Human Resources Office. For more information, please contact Brett Lowry, Deputy Administrator at (850) 229-5335 or Denise Manuel, Central Services Director at (850) 227-2384. Gulf County enforces a Drug-Free Workplace Policy and is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. Tynalin Smiley, Chairman Attest: Rebecca L. Norris, Clerk Web ID#: 34270703 Text FL70703 to 56654 1 Bdrm Apt. Fully Furnished. Great view of Bay in Simmons Bayou $740 per month-1 year lease. No pets/smoking Includes electricity, water/sewer, trash pickup. First & Last month rent plus deposit is required with contract. 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Includes water, sewage, electric, & WIFI. 850-639-5721 Text FL72028 to 56654 For Sale By Owner Howard Creek 325 Foxchase Rd 2.5 acres Double wide in good cond, 4bd/2ba, lg front porch, good farm land, hunting, fishing, 20 mins from Gulf $88,500 850-481-6533 Text FL71866 to 56654 These tiny ads sell, hire, rent and inform for thousands of families each week.Let a little Classified ad do a big job for you. EmeraldCoast Marketplace 747-5020 These tiny ads sell, hire, rent and inform for thousands of families each week.Let a little Classified ad do a big job for you. EmeraldCoast Marketplace 747-5020