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Publication Date: January 17, 2008
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January 17, 2008


By Marie Logan Mosquito
Star Staff Writer award-w
The county is counting its pennies and against t
commissioners aren't enthused about the county.
math. Barrn
| On Jan. 14, the Gulf County Board of "one oft
County Commissioners met for the first far as pu
pf an on-going series of meetings to listen that Gull
to progress reports by the commissioners from Wes
regarding their individual committee Tray
findings. return tc
At the first board meeting of the year month s
WJan. 8), Commission chair Billy Traylor in order
assigned each, commissioner a budget issue Coth
jo examine, in hopes of finding budget would lo
solutions for the expected decrease in county time emp
property values and the possible upcoming part of ti
budget cuts in the 2008-09 fiscal year. was usin
r' Commissioner Bill Williams is examining Whe
Barks and recreation, Commissioner Nathan would "
Peters, Jr. is looking at county landfill replied
operations. Commissioner Jerry Barnes referenci
is looking at Mosquito Control's budget, county R
while Commissioner Carmen McLemore, cuts at t
is examining the county's pr'pe M value year.
assessment. Alth,
The special meetings are scheduled for
each Monday at 9 a.m. E.T. for at least the
first three months of the year. Since Monday,
Jan. 21 is a holiday, that meeting has been
re-scheduled for 5 p.m. E.T. Jan. 22, just.
before the regularly scheduled commission.
meeting at 6 p.m.
At the Jan. 14 meeting, Commissioners
Nathan Peters and Bill Williams were
Under discussion at the meeting was
the county's Mosquito Control department.
In the last four years, according to Traylor,
Mosquito Control's department ,budget had
risen from $85,000 tO $400,000. Traylor
told Mark Cothran, assistant director of the
Mosquito Control program, that such, an
increase was bound to raise qUe is io s.
'?. Traylor asked Cothran 'fthe county
could afford the program and if iit~W a? state
mandated program, meaning the county was
required to *fund it.
", Cothran explained the increase by
pointing out that the program had moved
from part-time employees to several full-
time employees, and from simply spraying
for adult mosquitoes' to implementing a
countywide larvacide program -that kills
thousands more mosquitoes.
Cothran stated that 60 percent of Fead
the increase came from having full-time Goldfinch
employees and spraying 11 months of the member
year instead of the previous five or six. Lab of Or
SCcount the
S Cotliran also reminded the board that their cu
their icouni

Mull Budget Concerns

o Control had implemented their
inning sentinel chicken program,
e with testing facilities, to guard
he presence of West Nile virus in the

ies said that he felt this program was
he most important to the public" as
iblic safety. He reminded the board
f County had already had one fatality
st Nile, his mother-in-law.
lor said the county may have to
the previous system of six to eight
praying using part-time employees
to reduce the program's budget.
iran countered that the program
>se its state certification with part-
ployees, and said the least effective
Lhe entire mosquito control program
.g the spray truck alone.
n Cothran replied that such cuts
'devastate" the program, Traylor
the "everything is devastated,"
hng the personnel reduction in the
Road Department caused by budget
the beginning of the 2008-09 fiscal

ough the board praised Cothran and-

Joe Danford, director of the department,
for their work with the Mosquito Control
program, Traylor asked Barnes to "go back
to the drawing board one more time" and
look at more ways to reduce the program's
Although Peters, who was examining
landfill issues, was not present, Danford,
also director of solid waste management
for the county, gave his report on landfill
Telling the board that costs on solid
waste had "increased exponentially" in the
last few years and were not going to go down,
Danford presented three options for the
county to consider in reducing the county's
Five Points solid waste landfill costs: close
the landfill, continue as currently set up but
institute a Municipal Services Benefit Unit
(MSBU) tax and tipping fees, stop roadside
According to Traylor, closing Five Points,
the county's only operational landfill, was
not an option. But he indicated assessing an
MSBU tax and tipping fee were the options

(See COUNTY on Page 8A)

Housing Rehab

Grants Available

to Qualified

Mexico Beach

By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer

The government is ready to help some
Mexico Beach homeowners who need
The city of Mexico Beach advertised about
four weeks ago for applicants to participate
in a Community Development Block Grant
(CDBG) Housing Rehabilitation program to
assist homeowners with home repairs.
The program will help qualified very-
low, low and moderate-income homeowners
.in the city make general code-related repairs
and improvements to their homes.
Some items eligible for repair include
roofs, heating systems, plumbing, electrical
and other code-related housing systems.
The city currently has funds available to
help a limited number of homeowners and the
deadline for application is fast approaching.
Homeowners within the city limits of
Mexico Beach can apply if they own their
own homes, if the house is their primary

residence, and if their total annual household
income is below the guidelines listed below:
One person: $28,900
Two people: $33,050
Three people: $37,150
Four people: $41,300
.- Five people: $44,600
s-Six People: $47,900
Seven people: $51,200
-Eight people '- d5
S Anyone w~6 to bc'osided for
possible assistance rough e ogram
must fill out an application and submit the
completed package on or before Monday, Jan.
21, 2008 to Chris Hubbard, Mexico Beach
city administrator, at Mexico Beach City Hall,
118 14th Street.
Application packages are available at
City Hall or can be obtained by calling toll-
Etheridge of Port St. Joe last week snapped this picture of what he believes is an Albino i free 1-877-309-1951, ext. 15, and requesting
. The bird arrived with a flock of Goldfinches that was around several days. Fead, a an application be mailed to the homeowner.
of the Feeder Watch Program for more than a decade, has sent his photos on to the The All applications are subject to review,
nithology at Cornell University for verification. In the Feeder Watch Program, members ranking and approval by the Mexico Beach
birds they see at their feeders from November until April of every year and send in City Council.
nt once a week.

Turtles Return Home

I By Marie Logan to the sea last Wednesday, in what could only
Star Staff Writer be described as a joyous occasion for both

In a turtle's world, sometimes you can
go home.
- Sixty of 63 greet sea turtles were returned

the turtles and their human helpers.
I yAlmost 100 of the turtles were cold-
stunned by the extremely cold temperatures
that briefly hit the Panhandle during the first

Marie Logan/The Star
Nate Pullam gets a front-row view as his aunt, Jamie Luten, releases a green sea turtle
at Cape San Bias. Luten is the Stranding Coordinator for the Apalachicola National Estuarine
Research Reserve.

several days of this
turtles, both dead
and alive, were
removed from
the waters of St.

agencies,, ; ttittle
Patrols and, other
volunteers over
a period -of four,

count at the time
of last Wednesday's
release was 32
dead juvenile green
sea turtles and
61 returned to St. Bruce Dry e Turtle Co
Joseph Peninsula teers, poses with two of tl
for release. Gulf.
H o w e v er,
during the release, wildlife officers decided
to release only 60, adding one more to the
two turtles left-for further observation at
Gulf World in Panama City Beach.
A crowd of about 20 people came
to participate and watch what is a fairly
uncommon event.
Although the turtles were taken from
the south end of St. Joseph Bay, they
were released into'the Gulf off St. Joseph
Peninsula, where, according to wildlife
officials, the water was warmer than in the
Only the eight to 10 people in the group
who were licensed under the state's turtle

Marie Logan/The Star
coordinator for the St. George Island turtle volun-
he sea turtles he helped rescue and return to the

permits were allowed to carry the turtles
from the vehicles' down to the surf.
But everyone gathered at the water line
to cheer on the turtles as volunteers set
them, singly and in pairs, on the sand at the
tide line.
Within a minute or two of being placed
in the tidal wash, most of the reptiles began
awkwardly scraping their flippers on the
sand as they struggled to catch the receding
tide and paddle into the surf, where outgoing
waves carried them back out to open Gulf
One of the people allowed to handle
the turtles was Carrie Levins, a biological
(See TURTLES on Page 8A)

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Soaring in Science

70th Year, Number 13 Port St. Joe, FL 2 Sections 20 Pages


2A Th d J r 17 2008 The .

Grant Enables Teacher to Further Education

By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer

April Bidwell had planned
to pursue her master's degree
in educational leadership
when a better opportunity
landed in her inbox.
In an e-mail from the
Gulf School district, Bidwell
learned that she qualified
for a ScienceMaster Grant
Scholarship that paid all
tuition, fees and books
required to earn a Tmaster's
degree in space and science
Written by the Manatee
School District, the grant
provided for full coursework
expenses for 60 Florida
teachers, and reserved 10
slots for teachers in small,
rural school districts.
Bidwell, a Wewahitchka
Elementary School, fifth
grade science teacher and 16-

year teaching veteran, hastily
submitted her application.
"I wasn't really excited
about the educational
leadership degree," noted
Bidwell, who most enjoys
teaching science.
"When I saw this come,
I said, 'This is what I really
Bidwell and two other
teachers from the Panhandle
Area Educational Consortium
(PAEC) were selected for the
The master's program
takes one year to complete,
and all of the courses are
taught online through Nova
Southeastern University and
Embry Riddle Aeronautical
As a condition of receiving
the ScienceMaster grant,
Bidwell will serve as a school
science coach for three years
in the Gulf school district.

Bidwell participated in
her first on-line aeronautics
course this weekend, and
found both the technology
and subject matter a little
"I woke up Saturday
ready to throw my computer
against the wall," laughed
Bidwell, who described the
aeronautics equations as
"pretty tough."
Bidwell's classmates
include educators from other
states, as well as Boeing
engineers and members of
the Air Force.
Bidwell has been
heartened by her professor's
promise to individualize
his instruction to better
suit students from different
Bidwell credits her
elementary and high school
science teachers with
instilling in her a lifelong love

of science.
She gives the lion's
share of credit to one high
school science teacher, Coach
Griggs, whose enthusiasm for
science and resemblance to
a Tom Selleck TV character -
made a lasting impression.
"He looked like Magnum
PI. That may have helped out
a lot," laughed Bidwell.
Throughout her career,
Bidwell has incorporated
science into all of her
"For the last 16 years,
I've taught most every
subject through science,
because that's what I love,"
said Bidwell. "My kids have
always had a touch of science
because if I enjoy it, they're
going to enjoy it."
This year, Bidwell's
students have made rockets
with dry ice and Alka Seltzer,
observed chemical reactions

and participated in a science
In pursuing her master's
degree, Bidwell has found
a "study group" in her fifth-
graders, who have generously
offered their assistance.
"They're so excited. They
want to help me make word
cards to study," she said.
Beyond expanding her
knowledge of space and
science, Bidwell hopes a
master's degree will sharpen
her classroom skills.
She hopes her students
will learn to love science as
much as she does. -
"I hope that I can plant
a seed in them and maybe
one day they'll want to be
- scientists, too," said Bidwell.
In addition to receiving
the ScienceMaster Grant,
Bidwell has also received a
$4,500 science grant from
the Gulf County Education

Wewahitchka Elementary
School fifth grade science
teacher April Bidwell was
recently awarded the Science
MasterGrant, which will fund all
expenses incurred in pursuing
her master's degree in space
and science education.
The money will help
Bidwell equip a science
laboratory for use by all grade


Gulf County residents:
How many of you have seen
the pictorial history book that
was published this past year
by Beverly Mount-Douds?
.Did any of you say to
yourself, "she didn't get my
family in her book"!
To that Beverly responds,
"It was advertised in the Star,
on St. Joe News Network
channel and by filers
throughout the county."
Opportunity rarely
knocks twice. Don't miss this
opportunity again. Beverly is
chairing the Heritage Book
Committee for Gulf County
and their group is looking
for volunteers -to help collect
stories, family information,
and hoping for local
businesses to get involved.
If you would like to see
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and Port St. Joe to-produce
a "Heritage of Gulf County"
book. This is a publication
all residents will be proud to
be a part of.
Please get in touch with
one of the members and
share your stories with us.
Family and Topical Stories
Current residents,
former residents and those
with ancestors in the county
may submit stories.
Each household may
submit 500 words and one
photograph to be printed
free of charge. Pioneer
families are usually those in
a county before 1890. One
1,000-word story per pioneer
family line will along with two

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Authors maintain the
copyright to individual
stories. We copyright the
book of compiled stories.
No one edits the family
stories. Stories must be in
narrative format with no
genealogical charts, list or
tabular material.
Stories must be typed,
or computer generated, and
double-spaced on at least
20 lb paper. Handwritten or
Stories in all capital letters
will be returned.
Computer generated
photographs must be printed
at a minimum 720X720 dpi.
They are not to be imbedded
within the story but placed
on a separate sheet. Scanned
photographs should be on
photo quality paper. Those
on regular paper reproduce
Photo captions are
limited to 10 words and must
be typed at the end of the
story. Please do not write on
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mailing label on the back of
each one.
We accept color and
black and white photos
up to 8"xl10". Do not size
photographs to fit the book.
We will size them.
We accept stories in
the following genres for the
topical section of the book.
Each story is allowed one
Genres include: Cities
and Towns (750 words per
story), Churches, Schools,
Cemeteries, Businesses,
Memories and Clubs (250-
words per story).
For more information
you can contact any of our
committee members. As of
now we have no deadline
time, but the sooner we get
the stories, the sooner the
book will be out.

Committee Officers:
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Port St. Joe Commissioners Decline to Restore CDC Funds

By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer

First on the agenda of the
"Jan. 15 Port St. Joe city com-
mission meeting was a spe-
"cial presentation on affordable
. housing.
Dannie Bolden, director
of the Gulf County Community
Development Council (CDC),
presented an overview of the
CDC's work to obtain afford-
able housing in the county for
low income and workforce per-
Bolden reviewed the his-
tory of the affordable housing
initiative in the city and gave a
detailed description of where
the city's money that was
invested in affordable housing
had been spent.
He reviewed the survey on
housing in Gulf County that the
Jesse Ball DuPont Foundation
had commissioned through
Florida State University sev-
eral years ago, and the recom-
mendations determined from
the study.

Bolden added the results
of the recommendations (faith-
based community help, region-
al cooperation, and an updat-
ed city comprehensive plan
addressing affordable housing
issues), and the resulting for-
mation by the county of the
He then listed the major
achievements of the CDC, and
asked that the city restore the
$15,000 that it had removed
from CDC funding at the begin-
ning of the 2007-08 fiscal year.
Of the original $30,000
budgeted for the CDC by the
city and removed, $15,000
was allocated to the county's
Senior Citizens program, and
the remaining $15,000 was
placed in the city's infrastruc-
ture budget.
OnlyCommissioners David
Horton and Benny Roberts
offered arguments in favor of
the city retaining the funds in
the infrastructure budget.
No other comments were
offered, and no motion to
restore the funds to the CDC

was made.
The city read, then adopt-
ed (5-0), an ordinance govern-
ing city bids and the preference
for local businesses.
According to city attor-
ney Russell Scholz, the ordi-
nance is similar to an ordi-
nance adopted last year by the
Gulf County Board of County
The city ordinance pro-
vides for a Port St. Joe or'
Florida bidder to be awarded
a city bid, based on the total
cost of all related aspects of
that bid, up to a difference
of seven percent between the
local bidder and the actual
lowest bidder.
The Port St. Joe
Redevelopment Agency
(PSJRA) asked Land Design
Innovations, the urban plan-
ning company that developed
the .revitalization plan for
the city's downtown area, to
remove all references to the
expanded redevelopment area
that included the community
of North Port St. Joe from the

two documents it had devel-
oped for the agency.
The city agreed late last
year to remove the North Port
St. Joe neighborhood from the
redevelopment area as part of
the settlement of the feder-
al civil rights lawsuit several
North Port St. Joe litigants had
filed against the city and the
redevelopment agency.
Alsobrook told the board
that as soon as the name
change had been incorporat-
ed into both the Port St. Joe
Redevelopment Master Plan
and the master design plan,
she would bring both docu-
ments to the city commission
for approval and adoption. She
targeted the first city commis-
sion meeting in March as the
probable date for review and
Alsobrook said the
PSJRAs facade grant commit-
tee was reviewing the draft of
the city's new sign ordinance
and any instruction the agency
gives to downtown merchants
regarding new signage will not

interfere with the city's as-yet
completed sign ordinance.
She also said the commit-
tee was preparing a pattern
book to assist downtown mer-
According to the minutes
of the Dec. 13 PSJRA Board
of Directors meeting, the pat-
tern book is "to help educate

the businesses and to enforce
planning principles."
In other business conduct-
ed at the meeting:
All the members of
the commission and Scholz
thanked city manager Lee
Vincent for his service to the
city. Jan 31 is Vincent's last
day as city manager.

Jonny B and Kitty Kat Ride for

By Lois Swoboda
Florida Freedom

Jonny Bjelajac and his
dog are on the road and head-
ed for California.
Bjelajac, who prefers to
be called Jonny B, passed
through the county this week,
a pilgrim of sorts.
About two years ago, he
bought a used-tricycle for
-exercise because an old back
.injury had made walking dif-
-ficult. After using the bike for
'transportation around Flagler
.Beach, he decided to make a
"longer trip.
"At first I made three
.80-mile trips between Flagler
-and Cocoa Beach, then I decid-
;ed to try something harder and
-last year I rode my bike about
'2,500-miles. I went all over
.Florida and up to Valdosta,
-Georgia," Bjelajac said.
He customized his "RV,"
.adding gears and later a trail-
"er created from the frame of
'-his first bike. He is now on his
-third tricycle.
"I was getting a lot of
:attention by myself, and with
-Kitty Kat on top of the rig, it

was tremendous," he said. "In
Flagler Beach, in three weeks
we had three interviews and it
occurred to me that, in addi-
tion to making trips, we could
do something good. That's
when I decided to advertise
for St. Jude's.
"The greatest high in the
world is to put a smile on a
child's face," he said. That's
been a theme for me my whole
Bjelajac advertises for St.
Jude's on his rig but does not
collect money for the charity.
Bjelajac's home base is
Flagler Beach. He was born in
Pittsburgh, but he has called
Florida home since 1973.
"I came down to Miami
Beach with a buddy. I'd heard
about it but, I'd never been
there, never seen anything like
that. I loved it. I never wanted
to live up north any more,"
he said.
Jonny B's traveling com-
panion is Kitty Kat, a pit bull.
'"After my first trip, some-
body brought her to the place
where I was staying," said
Bjelajac, "She was just eight
weeks old. They put her on

my lap and I just lost it. It was
like I just had my first kid.
Everybody is afraid of pits
so I thought I'd downplay her
heritage. That's why I named
her Kitty Kat."
Bjelajac lives off his ser-
vice pension.
"Sometimes people help
out too," he said. "A sandwich
here or a soda there and a
pair of gloves or something.
We're. usually not broke at
the end of the month. Every
month we try to spend 50
bucks to upgrade our gear."
Kitty Kat and Bjelajac live
simply but comfortably. He
pulls a trailer behind his bike
with a trunk and a cooler. He
carries an inflatable mattress
and a tarp but no tent. He
also has a propane stove and
cooking gear, a rechargeable
battery and a small TV with a
signal booster.
'"About once a week, we
stay in a motel," says Bjelajac,
"We check in early in the morn-
ing so we get to use the room a
whole day and we can shower
and watch TV and do laundry.
*You need a little comfort."
Bjelajac and Kitty Kat

St. Jude's
have been on the road about
three months and he expects
his trip to the west coast to
take about a year. He will be
traveling across the southern
So far the trip has been
good except for five days
caught in heavy rain in St.
Bjelajac has also had a few
problems with the Veteran's
Administration. He is legally
disabled due to a back injury
suffered while he was in the
service and requires constant
pain medication, but the VA
has so far been unable to
send his prescriptions to a
new address each month as
he travels.
"These people forget they
have a nice job and benefits
because they take care of the
vets. We have problems. That's
why we need them. That's
why we're in the 'hospital," he
When Bjelajac arrived
in Apalachicola, he was able
to obtain a ten-day supply
of medication at Weem's
Memorial Hospital, but he
must now travel to Panama

Lois Swoboda/Florida Freedom
Jonny B and Kitty Kat on their "RV".

City and visit the VA office
there to get more.
If his future seems a little
uncertain, Bjelajac isn't wor-
"You can't think like that,"
he said. "You get to a town,
you have to take the time to
talk to people and check it

out. Usually something will
turn up. Kitty Kat is the best
thing to happen to me in 50
years. When I was 4 years old I
lost my dad and a few months
later I lost my dog. Now that
I have her, I don't ever feel







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Upcoming City Events

* On Thursday, Jan. 31 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. the City
of Port St. Joe will hold a send-off for city manager Lee
Vincent, who is retiring at the end of the month, and his wife
Betty Sue. The public is encouraged to drop by and say their
farewells and there will be light snacks served throughout
the day.

* On Tuesday, Feb. 5 from 5-5:50 p.m., city officials will hold
a meet-and-greet for new city manager Charlie Weston and
his wife Betty Ray.

* On Monday, Feb. 11, starting at 6 p.m. at the Senior
Citizens Center adjacent to the library, city officials will hold
a town hall meeting.

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Pondering the Dream

That is worth considering this coming Monday
as schools let out and government offices close
and the mail doesn't run to honor Martin Luther
King, Jr.
There is an old saw about democracy as
being a system in which the wishes of the majority
are largely off the radar for the minority at the top
of the food chain.
That's what made Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
so different, so revolutionary.
At a staid time when the 1950s were about
sinister scares from the Red Hun and boats
weren't meant for rocking, King rocked and
rocked against staggering odds.
And he was largely jostling on a ship built
from the traditional Judeo Christian ideals which
so many of us were raised upon summed up in
the Golden Rule.
Yes, King's passion, his mission, was about
civil rights, about equality for all, about being
blind to the color of a man's skin to gain a better
understanding of a man's heart.
At a time when it was vastly unpopular, from
the Chicago shores of Lake Michigan to the heart
of the Mississippi Delta, King preached for equal
rights, spent time in prison defending his right to
the free speech guaranteed in the Bill of Rights.
One hundred years after the War Between
the States, King was battling, against hoses and
attack dogs and degradations from which many
turned their eyes, the true civil war, for rights for
While his government looked over his shoul-
der, infiltrated his organization, eavesdropped
on his life, looking for the human frailty after
all, King was simply a man, a human being -
that could be twisted to undermine his message,
silence his voice.
All that is part of the record, but what is
important to remember is there was more to
King's message than human rights.
In his speech accepting the Nobel Peace Prize
in 1964 and in the later years of his too short life,
King espoused ideals and dreams that crossed
color, age and social barriers.
Poverty, he spoke, was not a black-and-white
issue and it became an increasingly integral part
of the message. He openly wondered about the
growing gap between rich and poor.
He spoke of peace 'long before a war in a far-
off land became unpopular.
And he spoke of personal responsibility,
about not relying on government to lift all boats,
but creating a sense of community across all
social strata that would accomplish what govern-
ment could not.

As well as stewardship, about the responsi-
bility of the haves to look out for and advocate for
the have-nots, that all had a stake in feeding the
hunger, clothing and sheltering the poor.
It was the Golden Rule wrapped in inspiring
That oratory, most of all, is what we should
remember as we note his birthday this coming
For what should ring out about Martin Luther
King, Jr. was that he was willing to stand on prin-
ciples he felt in his heart and question the status
quo in a loud, strong voice.
He placed on the radar of the haves, of the
ruling minority, the wishes and desires, yes the
dreams, of the vast often silenced majority.
He attempted sometimes succeeding, some-
times not to make not just government, but
the community accountable for all, regardless of
race, regardless of religion, regardless of social
King encompassed the ideal that we, as a peo-
ple living in a democracy, are not only permitted
but are responsible for questioning government,
for questioning those who would pigeon-hole or
King did this at his own personal peril, never
to reach his 40h birthday.
So as we survey the. local landscape, observe
those landmarks and monikers and systems of
government that still divide, that serve as barriers
to common community good, the questions are
pretty simple.
Wonder what he would think?
What would Martin Luther King, Jr. think
about a town that in the 21st Century is still divid-
ed geographically by the demographics of race?
What would he think of the status of his
dream in communities where the gap between the
haves and the have-nots widens weekly, where a
set of railroad tracks erects barriers?
What would he see as the value of county
governments based on a system that perpetuates
this separateness, a system that divides by allow-
ing residents only a one-fifth say in how they are
What would King think of the personal agen-
das and power-accruing, the good-old-boy system
that survives and perpetuates divisiveness?
They are questions worth pondering as we
celebrate a man and a life cut way too short by
an assassin's bullet, but who in a matter of a few
short years, maybe slightly over a decade, trans-
formed the dialogue in this country.
What would Martin Luther King, Jr. think?
What do we think?


Pet Sounds

As it happens Louisiana has a
heretofore unknown resident.
It is four-legged, a leaper, about
one-inch long and a distinct sound
which in part provides its name
- the Cajun Chorus Frog, seen
Arind until
recently nobody
had discov-
ered its mere
existence, or
established that
it is known to
exist in western
Mississippi, all
,of Louisiana and
Arkansas, east-
Til Croft ern Texas and
Oklahoma and
Times News extreme south-
Editor ern Missouri.
It took
the combined
efforts of Emily and Alan Lemmon,
Dr. Joseph Collins and David
Cannatella to jump through the
hoops -DNA analysis, peer review,
etc. 7- and provide the country with
a newly-discovered species.
This, in the most studied coun-
try in the world, Collins noted, is
something quite special.
"In our profession, it is the
pinnacle of what we do," Collins,
a renowned herpetologist based at
the University of Kansas. "To find
a new frog in the United States
of America is very difficult and
doesn't happen very often."
"It's the greatest discovery a
herpetologist can make. It's the top
of the heap."
Collins is familiar to many

along the Forgotten Coast. Winters
for the past seven, eight years or
more have been spent between Port
St. Joe and St. George Island, sur-, -
veying sites such as the St. Vincent -
National Wildlife Refuge or the St.
Joseph Bay Buffer Preserve for
amphibians and snakes and other
creepy things.
Traipsing through the woods,
peeking in holes most would avoid
to find animals most would just as
soon avoid. It's one way to enjoy
And in there might be a deft-
nition of a herpetologist gener-
ally navigating ick to find icky ,
things; when they see a rattlesnake, .
as Collins did last weekend on
St. Vincent, they run toward the
snake, not away as with most sane .
Emily Lemmon, the once little
girl who conducted DNA tests on
frogs in high school, who latched.
onto Collins, teaching in her home-
town of Lawrence, Kansas as a
mentor, is also no stranger to these
Nearly four years ago, Emily
and Alan.were conducting research
into speciation understanding
diversity and how species are
related would be a "Speciation for
Dummies" definition from the'
Buffer Preserve.
They were concentrating on
frogs, chorus frogs.
I happened to be doing a story
on the opening of the preserve
education center and its value as a
kind of hostel/Motel 6 for scientists

(See KLATTERINGS on Page 5A)

Timeless and Ageless.....

Miss Carolyn Blades died over
'the Christmas holidays. She was a
hundred and fifty years old! I am
a little surprised that we all hadn't
'read about her in one of those
.Guinness books. She wasn't but
about ninety-nine when I met her.
I walked into her class room
for the first time in August of 1953.
I was sick, hurting and frightened.
I was sick from the persimmon
Leon made me eat on the way to
:school, I was hurting from the two
\shots some big mean nurse had
just hammered into each arm and
I was frightened because this was
the first day of a new and different
world for me.
I had managed to make it to
age six mostly playing with two
brothers and a few cousins who
would occasionally, drop by. I knew
LaRenda Bradfield, Bill Thompson
and Pam Collins from church. Me
and Bobby Brewer used to fight at
Katie Ownby's house.....
There were at least thirty peo-
ple in that room So many were
strangers! I was wishing a hole
would open up and swallow me and
wondering how old you had to be
to run away with the circus when
Miss Carolyn asked everyone to be
,quiet and. take a seat. I didn't say a


word! And I dove into the
closest available desk.
I didn't want to be put
into that torture machine
Leon said she kept hid-
den in the cloak room for
rowdy or wayward think-
ing young men.
Mother had been say-
ing for days how exciting
school would be. How it
would open up all sorts
of doors for me. How my
mind was going to be challenged
and enlarged.....
I didn't feel too challenged or
much smarter as Miss Carolyn wel-
comed us to the first grade. I kept
looking at those large green boards
behind her and wondering if she'd
make us walk up there and write
things on them. I saw a stack of
books on a front table and figured
we'd have to go through each one
before this ordeal was over. I was
wishing I'd picked a seat over by
the window as she started down
the roll.
"LaRenda Bradfield."
"Robert Holmes Brewer."
"Jimmy Carter."


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"Kesley Col--"
I didn't know what a pregnant
pause was up until that moment.
I sat through the agonizingly long
silence as she peered over those
horn rim glasses. Her face turned
red and contorted up. '"Aren't you
Leon Colbert's little brother?"
I was trying to say something
but my mouth failed me completely.
"You listen well, young man!
There will be no teeth pulling, eye
gouging or flying elbows in this
classroom. I will decide when we
eat lunch. The scissors are to be
used only for cutting out paper
assignments. If you still have that
horse, I don't want him back in
this classrooms The erasers are to
be dusted off outside and they are
not to be thrown under any cir-
cumstancesl We have a door that is

perfectly operational. You are not to
enter or exit the class through any
of the widows. Guns, knives and
hacksaws are not allowed. No danc-
ing girls! And you may not go to the
bathroom, get in line for the pencil
trimmer or stand near the radiator.
I'will be watching......"
Leon was a hard act to follow.
And my formal education had com-
menced even before she got down to
Bob Edwards' name
Miss Carolyn was seven feet
tall. She towered above us even
when she was sitting down. She was
some kin to the Cannon's who ran
the Rexall Drugstore. And it seemed
like to us that she'd been teaching
forever. That's why Ricky Hale, who
was a tad smarter than most of us,
allowed that she had to be in her
nineties, or hundreds! Age didn't
matter too much to us in the first
I was prepared for and expected
the worse.....
We -got the best! Miss Carolyn
never fussed. She never raised her
voice. When you finished your math,
and if you were real quiet, she'd let
you go to the table in the back and
make army men out of clay. She ate
with us. And if you said you were
still hungry after you finished your

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cornbread, she'd give you her apple.
She let us go outside on sunshiny"
days and play for twenty minutes..,
She read that Tom Sawyer book to
us. If you couldn't say a word real -
good she wouldn't let the others -
laugh at you. She kept sounding it
out till you got it!
It wasn't all peaches and cream.
She made the boys and girls line
up on opposite sides of the room
and have spell-off's. She insisted on
everyone "laying their head down"
and resting after lunch. We had to
cut out those Indians and pilgrims
two weeks before Thanksgiving.
Each of us had to give a Valentine
card to everyone else in the class.
Even to the girls! She made a big
deal out of George Washington's
birthday. And she made us read
about Dick, Jane and Spot -near
'bout everyday.
She taught us to say the pledge
of allegiance. We had to take turns.
You couldn't push when we lined up
for recess. You couldn't take some-
.one's book. You had to respect each
others individual rights. She didn't
have a torture chamber in the cloak
room. And, as soon as she got to
know me, she never held anything
Leon did against me! She hugged
me and thanked me for being such a
good student when the year ended.
And she gave me a flashlight for not
missing a day.
Miss Carolyn loved the first ;
grade into us. p*<,
Pam, Bob, Bobby, Ricky,
Larenda, Jimmy, Vicki Fields, Jane
Hill, Anne Alexander, Phil Cook, .
Kenny Butler, Suzie Cozart and the
rest of that class are not just names :
to use in a story for me. They are my : .
all time best friends.
Miss Carolyn said we were
starting on a journey. I wonder, as
hers came to an end, if she had any
idea of how much she helped......





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Visitors to our Histc
Downtown are typic.
charmed with the tradition
main-street feel. They
also naturally enchanted w
the Southern Hospitality t
is so easily conveyed by
residents and from wit
our businesses. We h
great businesses and gi
products. We just need m
customers One signific
thing we can do to attr
those who might other
"drive on by" is to enha
our image by focusing on
unique nature as a Flor
bay community. Again,
quote -nsmall-town exp
Robert Gibbs, "Port St.
is a potentially unique to
that enjoys an historical i
'old-time, main-street' f
This could be magnified v
a consistent theme, rhy
and reason to the facac
types of business and
We have a wonde:
foundation and are geai
up to make a few impr
ments to ensure our I
toric downtown will beco
irresistible. Any theme ir
certainly be built around
natural aspects, history
aspirations of the peol
Throughout 2007, we
about finding out what
theme should be and how
would want to present,
town to others :,
We began to ask

Vl Letters

to the Editor

Dear Editor,

I am one of a wide com-
munity that would like to
thank our basketball coach
Derek Kurnitsky for the hard
work and encouragement he
gives his players. I have been
to almost all the Sharks

home games and have had
a chance to really watch and
listen to Coach K. and the
other teams coaches and it
really touches my heart to
hear how Coach K. speaks
to and encourages his play-
ers. I have noticed the differ-
ence in the players of each
team also. It seems to me

that the Sharks play their
hearts out for their coach
and the community because
they have someone standing
behind them with words of
encouragement and thank-
ing the players for a job
well done. Where as I have
also witnessed other teams
coaches doing just the oppo-

site in they way they talk to
(more specifically YELL AT)
their players. The attitude
in the players being yelled
at, scorned at and talked
down to with no encourage-
ment at all is totally differ-
ent. The players have an
attitude of not even wanting
to play. I for one give Coach
K. a great big THANK YOU
for a job well done. Keep up
the good work. That is why
we have such a good basket-
ball team.

The community of Port
St Joe

The purpose of
government is:
'"NOT the taking and
redistribution of wealth"!

Our local government's
purpose is to. provide the
services necessary to make
our community livable. Our
government should NOT be
in the business of redistri-

oric to describe it. That is why, opies, etc.) and natural air bution of wealth.
ally over the course of the past flow to maximize outdoor Most of us get up out
)nal year, we showed you images comfort during the hot sum- of bed and go to our job
are of buildings of various archi- mer days. 1ere should or jobs every day. We work
vith tectural styles and colors. be many i g spots for hard, pay our bills, and
hat We ranked your preferences pedestrianri~~ op and rest struggle to make ends meet.
our and determined that, by in in comfort, visit with one There are some people that
hin large, you were drawn to two another, and have opportu-
ave general styles: Old Florida nity to be attracted to adja-
reat and Craftsman (or Arts & cent businesses.
lore Crafts). For the downtown The designs maximize e n
:ant district, we've landed on straightforward
ract an approach less residen- an honest, straightforward
vise tial and more descriptive of
nce the best of what we actually usin indigenous materials a..
our have: "Florida BayTown." and elements. and researchers working in
rida The Florida BayTown Exposed structural ele- the area. Emily and Alan
dat o Vernacular is unique style, ments (beams, colu s were staying at the preserve
to Vernacular is a unique style, m ni iw,
)ert developed within the Port St. supports) y a-a component centrare
Joe Joe Historic Distrt, evolv- of the visuai composition are Both, by the:way, are
)wn ing out of the Bay climate encouraged, provided that soon toecominoles aFloridas they
and and nautical uses (and the the structural elements left St ate Seminoles e-track
feel. architectural and technical exposed are crafted in lieu positionshave accepted tenure-trackte
Nith responses to them) and the of merely constructed, i.e. University, Emily in Smolecu-
yme positive aspects of the lega- that connections are care- lar biology and Alan in a
des, cy of a "cracker" culture of fully designed to be clean, field of philosophy.
sig- this area of the Southeast visually appealing, and con- In any case, while at
US. Dana Ste. Claire, in structed with due care. the education center I had
rful his book Cracker Culture Fagade designs do not a chance to speak to Emily
ring in Florida History notes the create visual clutter; and the and Alan. More to the truth,
ove- architecture represents "self- use of the architecture and they spoke and I tried to
his- sufficiency, self-reliance, a building colors to stand out keep up.
)me sometimes brutal honesty, and effectively act as signage I'm sure they felt like
iust and a penchant for a simple, will not benefit either the they were explaining the
the direct approach to people business or the whole. nuances of wet and dry food
and and problems." The styles, Thefaade program to a cat.
ple. the colors, and the materials will not take away identity At the time, they had
set thandt provide our essenectialon to but will enhance our over recorded more than 60 dif-
our and respectful connection to i.t fr ;^ent frog'calls, download-
'we the environment have been all appearance and result them onto a computerwnload-
our memorialized and carried in increased pedestrian traf- ed them ont wo a computer
forward to a more urban fic. Acdditionali masures ath and cb conduct what e culd
you and commercial use in .the are coming up 11 be s- sisl every one of those 60
eet- downtown. u lumn space calls. Emly played. hem,
low: .Important emet over e nextfev weeks. As had a different wave patterri
.we include .shade ':(.arcades, always, your participation is' ,n her laptop seen.
.Now porches, trellises, deep can- encouraged.
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fortunate enough to own
be purchasing a home
le the majority of the
)ple rent the place that
y live in. Every payday
nest hard working peo-
get their compensation
y to find that the federal
ernment has stuck it's
deserving hand in and
racted 'it's cut". Next we
d that we pay taxes on
rything we buy. Local
I state taxes. Then we
y taxes on services we
eive and finally taxes on
r property, businesses,
d anything else that they
i tax us for.
First, let me state that,
citizens we should expect
pay for services rendered".
don't have a problem pay-
for police and fire pro-
tion. I am glad to pay for
chers, librarians, and all
he other people working
public service. Not only
I glad to pay for their
vices, I would be glad to
y a premium so that we
n have the best people in
ir respective positions.
e problem I have is that
r government has devi-
d from its intended pur-
se to the redistribution of

Pet projects, back room
crony deals, kickbacks, the
list goes on and on. Why
should taxpayers be respon-
sible for the whims of a poli-
tician's decision? Why are
people inland paying to put
sand on someone's prop-
erty at the beach? Why are
taxpayers paying to install
pipe, fill dirt and landscap-
ing on their neighbors prop-
erty? What justification was
used for the inflated pur-
chase price of a Cape San
Blas home to enable the
beach renourishment of a
few property owners? These
are questions we need to
be asking. I hope that the
people will take the upcom-
ing opportunities to affect
change. Voters need to inves-
tigate the candidates. Get
involved. Cast an educated
vote. Tell the establishment
that you are sick and tired
of them taking your money
and wasting it.
I would like to give cred-
it to my good friend Steve
Hinman for his phrase "The
purpose of government
is not to redistribute the
wealth." Thank you, Steve.

Kevin Welch
St. Joe Beach

From Page 4A

They had also rigged a
box which on one side was
placed a speaker. A female
frog would be placed in the
box, a hood over its heads:
and a male call would be'
played through the speaker.
The female responds,
we have the same species.
She ho-hums and two dif-
ferent species. Frogs are
particular creatures, each
species a distinct-genet-
ic unit. They respond
only to their own species.
And, as their name suggests,
the call is everything for a
chorus frog.
That call is from the
male, typically when it is
cold and rainy. The call sig-
nals "I am in the mood."
Male chorus frogs are
in the mood just once a year
so that call, well, let's just
say sound quality and pro-
jection are fairly important.
These are frogs that need to!
be able to sing "Figaro" and.
mean it. -
"The call is incredibly
important to their existence,"

Collins said.
And each night, Emily
and Alan would go out into
the woods near dusk, spend
'hours listening and trap-
"ping.: Each iday:they would 2',-
go over the previous night's
sojourn and analyze what
they had found.
"You have to be out and
about at very strange times
trying to find something that
is small and easy to hide,"
Collins said.
In any case, after
Florida, Alan and Emily
were headed north toward
Virginia, if memory serves,
and obviously, currently
based out of the University
of California at Davis, their
travels included Louisiana,
where they made their find.
"I'm like a father, I'm so
ecstatic," Collins said. "It is
a great discovery, it really
Best. to bask in the
Lemmons' .achievement,, I"
-would attest.. kind reader,
than ever try to understand
just h6w they did it.

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By Tim Croft
T Star News Editor
Having known Chipola
College coach Jeff Johnson
most of his life, Matt Gannon's
decision about playing base-
ball at the next level was
p-e1ty much a no-brainer.
That the Indians are
thez defending junior college
national champion made his
decision even more of a lock.
Gannon, a senior pitch-
er/shortstop at Port St. Joe
High- School, signed a letter
of intent on Tuesday to attend
-Chlola and play baseball
,next year.
The multi-sport athlete,
,whp^played quarterback for
UtSiarks last year and spent
ftt ears playing basketball
2befoYie concentrating on base-
4ball last year, said Chipola
*wat'an obvious choice.
-'Their coaches, I've

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Srhe 2008 Apalachicola
"Elathead Catfish Tournament
Trail kicks off this year
with, the new Dogwood
1'lostom Flathead Catfish
Tournament sponsored by
IBay County Search & Rescue,
Panama City, Florida and
',T Cooper Outdoors, Walnut,
Mississippi. The tournament
,ill be held March 28 and
29, 2008, at Gaskin Park
in Wewahitchka, Florida.
'Please contact Angie Minchew
at 850-639-3474 for more
'ifforrmation and registration
The second tournament
in the series is the Liberty
County Senior Citizens
aheaded Catfish Tournament
held in Bristol, Florida on
April 25 and 26, 2008 and
the contact is Chairman Rudy
-$umner at 850-566-0812 for
information and registration
Number 3 on the
06oifntdown is Gaskin Park
Flathead Catfish Tournament
on June 27 and 28, held at
Gaskin Park in Wewahitchka,

I Signs
known them all my life,"
Gannon said. "Chipola will
be a great place for me to
play. They have a great pro-
As a junior last year,
Gannon hit .358 with an on-
base percentage of .583.
He slapped five doubles,
hit one home run and drove
in 13 runs while stealing
eight bases.
"(Chipola) is getting a
very good athlete and a very
good player," said Port St.
Joe coach Mike Bullock. "His
is a very good athlete and can
do things many other players
'"And he's still improving
and that's a good thing."
Gannon, who was the
No. 3 starter or worked in
relief most of last season,
also pitched 34 2/3 innings.
He finished 3-3 with a
2.62 ERA, allowing 21 runs,
13 earned, and 36 hits. He

Florida, and the contact is
Chairman Don Minchew
850-639-3474. Sponsored
by the Employees Club of the
City of Wewahitchka.
Rudy Sumner
850-566-0812 is also the
contact for tournament #4:
Hosford Telogia Volunteer
Fire Department Flathead
Catfish Tournament held in
Bristol, Florida on July 25
and 26.
Last in the tournament
line-up is the Florida Catfish
Classic again held at Gaskin
Park in Wewahitchka, Florida,
on August 29 and 30, with the
contact being Don Minchew
at 850-639-3474. This tour-
nament also has a Kids and
a Ladies Division with sepa-
rate prizes awarded. This
one is also sponsored by the
Employees Club.-
Registration is from 9 am
to 12 midnight central time
on the Friday of the tourna-
ments and prizes are award-
ed at noon on the Saturday
for all tournaments. Pre-
registration is preferred and

with Chipola

struck out 36 against just
five walks.
"As a pitcher he has
command of three pitches,"
Bullock said before not-
ing that the Austin Peltier
and Justin Henderson, the
Sharks' top two pitchers last
year had graduated. "Matt
wants the ball on the mound
and he'll be getting it a lot,
this year. He's got a.lot of tal-
ent and a lot of confidence in
his abilities."
Gannon said he hoped to
handle both duties short-
stop and pitcher for the
Indians but most of all hopes
to contribute out of the gate.
"I'm really excited,"
Gannon said. "I hope to play
shortstop and pitcher, to do
both, but I'll fit wherever they
want me to fit. Anything I
can do to help the team, I'll
do it."
Johnson, ailing with a
leg injury, could not make

the trip for the signing, but
his assistant Brent Shelton
expressed the Indians' desire
to have Gannon in the fold.
"Matt is one of those
impact players who will get a
chance to play right away for
us," Shelton said. "For our
family, it is an honor to have
Matt and his family become
part of the Chipola family.
"Matt is the kind of play-
er who (encompasses) what
our program is about, hard
work on the field and trust-
ing people to do the right
thing off the field. He comes Tim Croft/The Star
from a great family and it With his parents, coaches and Port St. Joe school admin-
shows." istrators looking on, Matt Gannon signed to play baseball at
Chipola College next season.

Lady Sharks 0Soccer

Port St Joe 1
at South Walton 1

The Lady Sharks Soccer
team traveled to South Walton
Saturday for the last game of
the regular season. South
Walton played a very offensive
game. Our defense repelled
shot after shot, Lauren Sisk,
Kayla Minger and Jessi
Moore were tested repeated-
ly. Keeper Angela Canington
recorded 23 saves allow-
ing only one goal just after
half time. Carson Howse
scored the tying goal in the
last 5 minutes of the game
with an assist by Courtney
Hermsdorfer. The Lady
Sharks held on for the tie.
The Lady Sharks Soccer team
(4-10-4) travel to Tallahassee
Tuesday to begin District play
at McClay.
Port St Joe 2
at Bozeman 2
The Lady Sharks soccer
team traveled to Bozeman
on Thursday to take on the
Bucks. The Bucks scored

quickly on a goal by Amber
Johnson but the Sharks kept
applying pressure. With
14:02 left in the first half
Howse scored on an assist
by Chelsea Flannigan. The
Sharks came out aggressively
after half time. Stephanie
Furstenberg scored a solo
goal at the 38:00 mark. The.




Sharks held the lead until
Johnson scored on a break-
away with 4:28 left in the
game. The game ended in a
tie with both teams trying
to score that winning goal in
the last few minutes. Keeper
Canington recorded 14 saves
in the game.

Port St Joe Girls High School Soccer Report

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will save you money on some
entry fees. Funds raised are
used for scholarships and
equipment for the various
non-profit sponsors.
Everyone is invited
to enjoy the fishing on the
Apalachicola and Chipola
River systems during these
events. Florida Game and
Fish Commission would be
delighted for you to catch as
many of these monster flat-
head catfish as possible since
they are a non-native species
and prefer eating the native
bream species.
The current Florida
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you can be sure of getting a
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lent meals out of any of these
freshwater fish. Just be sure
to have your big tackle with
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bait to use as the flathead is
a predator catfish preferring
live prey and not a scavenger
catfish that will hit on chick-
en gizzards or stink baits.
Come out and enjoy the
fishing!........and the eating!

Wewahitchka Grapplers Advance

They took only four
ge Wtlers, but the Gators
Wewahitchka made an
finpa'ct at the prestigious Bay
Invitational last weekend.
The Gators finished 10 h
out of 15 teams and Daniel
House (second) and Matt
Irwin (fourth) became the
first grapplers in the pro-
gram to place at an individual
tournament other than the
district meet.
House pinned Mathias
Bergan of Gulf Breeze in 1:10
.,afiI' Jose Velez of Rutherford
r'In 3:03 before losing in the
'finals 12-11 to Jake Roberts
'of Tallahassee Leon.
Irwin pinned Dakota
6.Merritt in 5:28 in the first
'round but was pinned by
I Anthony Fischetti of Gonzalez
Irate at :50 in the second
After. pinning Steve
,'McDonal of Milton in 1:37 in
kthe wrestle-backs, Irwin was
!pinned by Anner Eagley of
(rGulf Breeze at 5:44 to.settle
bfor fourth place.
At 152, T. J. Corbin lost
his only two matches, 8-6 to
Christian Paul of Bay and by
!i'pin at 4:52 to Dimitri Roselin
Josh Richardson, wres-
tling at 189,: beat Jessie
*0Parsons of Gulf Breeze
,1l3-6, but lost his next two
matcheses by pin, at 1:13 to
Colin Thompson of Arnold
Mand 3:32 to Robert Carrio of

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Turtles-- From Page 1A

technician with the Fisheries
Assessment and Research
division of the National
Marine Fisheries Service in
Panama City Beach.
She described some of
the work the team did during
the turtles' convalescence at
Gulf World.
"We were able to tag
about nine or 10 of the
turtles, which is a pretty good
percentage," she said. "Then
we photographed them all
and mapped their shells. If

they return and are picked
up again, we can trace them.
"I've been working with
turtles for years, but this is
the first time I've participated
in a release," she said. "It's
During the winter of
2001-02, in a major stun
event in St. Joseph Bay, 62
turtles died out of 463 turtles
rescued. There was a smaller
turtle stun event in the bay in

Marie Logan/The Star
Carrie Levins, a biological technician for NOAA Fisheries, assisted in releasing 60 green sea turtles to the Gulf after a cold-

stun event.

the board was considering.
County manager Don
Butler told the board that
the county should bring in
professional help to handle
the required impact fee
study for establishing the
MSBU, as they did for the
Municipal Services Taxing
Unit, or MSTU, established
several years ago to fund the
St. Joseph Peninsula beach
restoration project.
The motion to request
proposals on the MSBU
passed 3-0.
Butler also told the
board that a fourth option
to control landfill costs was
to contract out the operation
of the landfill to a private
McLemore presented a
report on his examination of
property value assessment,

working with Gulf County
Tax Assessor Kesley Colbert
and his office.
McLemore said he
offered additional personnel
to Colbert's office to help
Colbert get on file all the
additional improvements
and changes to properties in
the county.
According to McLemore,
working with Colbert's office
plus Paula Pickett, director
of the Gulf County Tourist
Development Council, the
county's GIS mapping
services and the county
Building Department, the
team had already identified
nearly 1,000 county
properties that had property
improvements needing to
be inserted into the tax
assessment records.
Eventhoughthe identified

properties were paying
taxes, aerial surveys showed
additional improvements on
lots and properties that were
still listed on the tax rolls as
either vacant or unimproved,,
McLemore said.
He said he and his team
would continue to work with
Colbert and his office to
completely update the county
tax rolls, and expected to
find a significant source of
additional funds for county
use from the updated.
The board also decided,
on Butler's recommendation,
to waive any penalties
against Cathey Construction
Company regarding the
newly-completed Honeyville
storm shelter/community
The board had previously

From Page 1A
considered assessing
penalties for overruns in cost
and construction time.
Butler recommended to
approve the last change order
and make the final payment
to the company, which would
place the cost of the shelter
approximately $2,000 over
budget, according to county
Traylor made the motion,
but there was no second. He
said the board would take
the issue up again s soon
as possible. Later in the
meeting, Traylor passed the
chair to McLemore, Barnes
made the motion to approve
the change order and final
payment, and the motion
passed 2-1, McLemore

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The monthly meeting of the Gulf County Republican Party will
be held on Monday Jan 21, 2008 at the St Joe Bay Country
Club. Meeting time is 7 PM eastern time.

All interested Republican are invited.

This will be a packed meeting. Mr. Kesley Colbert, Gulf Coun-
ty Property Appraiser, will be present to discuss the Pros and
cons of the Property Constitutional Tax Amendment and it af-
fect on the County.

In addition, representative of all the presidential campaigns
have been invited and will be give an opportunity to address
those present.

Since our meeting is only a week away from the Florida pri-
mary during which we will vote on the Constitutional Property
Tax Amendment and indicate our choice for the Republican
Presidential nomination, the timing could not be better.

Come out and join us and become a well informed voter for
the primary.

Light snacks will be served


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The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, January 17, 2008 SECTION B

Maddoxes Celebrate 60 Years

A steady stream of well wishers visited
Dave and Sara Maddox's Port St. Joe home
on Sunday to bid the beloved couple a happy
Dave Maddox, a former harbor pilot,
and Sara Maddox, a retired registered nurse,
greeted visitors in the living room of their 17"h
Street home,
Guests mingled throughout the home
and back yard, enjoying cake, punch and
The Maddoxes were married in the First
Baptist Church of Port St. Joe on Jan. 11,
1948, with the Reverend J.L. Keels officiat-
- ing.
They have four children: ChaYlotte M.
Pierce (Paul), Eva M. Davis (Cecil), David
Maddox and Donald Maddox; and three

All photos by Marie Logan/The Star
A photo of the couple in their youth adorned the refreshment table.

Dave and Sara Maddox were married on
-Jan. 11, 1948 at the First Baptist Church in Port
St. Joe.

-Dave Maddox greeted visitors in his living
joom. Behind him is a portrait of his daughter,
Eva, who attended the reception.

Voice of

Democracy Winner

Advances to State
By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
With tw6 first place victories in the Voice
of Democracy audio-essay contest under her
belt, Port St. Joe High School senior' Molly
Matty will try her luck at state this summer.
Matty advances to the state competition
in Orlando on, Aug. 18-19 after impressing
local judges at Highland View Post 10069
and district judges from nthe Panama City
VFW Post.
Created in 1947, the Veterans of Foreign
Wars Voice of Democracy program provides
more than $3 million in scholarships for
students in grades 9-12.
The contest requires students to submit
an essay on a designated topic and a tape of
themselves reading it aloud.
Writing on the topic "My Role in Honoring
America's Veterans," Matty noted her par-
ticipation in local Veterans Day events, her
reverence for all veterans and pride in her
country (see sidebar).
The Panama City VFW Post invited Matty
to deliver her winning speech in person on
Feb. 2, and she is excited by the opportu-
"I love speaking in front of people.
Speaking is my thing," said Matty. ':
The winner of the state competition will
be announced at the August reception, which
Matty plans to attend with her parents.
First-place winners from each state
will receive an all-expense-paid trip to
Washington, D.C., sponsored by Target, and
a chance to vie for the national title.
The national first place winner will
receive a $30,000 scholarship paid directly
to his or her American university, college or
vocational/technical school.
Though Matty wishes she could have
tweaked her essay prior to state, the contes-
tants are not allowed to modify their work at
any point in the competition.
(See DEMOCRACY on Page 12B)

Former Mayor Frank Pate gives Sara a hug.

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Mya & Morgan Welcome Home Little Brother
Michael "Brody" Lemieux was born on January 4, 2008
at the Gulf Coast Hospital to Michael and Crystal Lemieux.
He weighed 8 lbs 2 oz and was 20 inches long.
His maternal grandparents are Doyle and Hazel Stewart
of Wewahitchka, and his paternal grandparents are Kenny
and Karen Lemieux of Port St. Joe.
Brody's paternal great grandparents are Marvin and
Florence Lemieux of Port St. Joe, Lamar and Virginia Moore,
also of Port St. Joe, and Sue Walker in Bonifay.

Drew Turns 8
Ames Andrew Jones
(Drew), son of Mitzi Jones
and the late Vick Jones
celebrated his 81 birthday
with family and friends at
his favorite restaurant "Great

Happy Birthday
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December 30"'. Chloe is the
daughter of Amber Horne
and her big brother is Trent.

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for Triple Win at Nationals
At the pageant held Nov. 24 at the Edgewater Beach
Resort in Panama City, 14-month-old Jolie Grace Moore
was crowned Miss Southern' USA National Supreme Queen,
Snowflake Queen and Living Doll Queen.
Her winnings were grand! She won 10-inch crowns,
custom robe and banner, and nine trophies. She won
Sportswear, Swimwear, Most Beautiful, Best Dress and Best
Portfolio. She had lots of competition in her age division and
she still brought it home!
Jolle Grace is the daughter of Jolene and Randall Moore,
of Port St. Joe. Maternal grandparents are Larry Joe and
Georgette Colson, of Apalachicola, and paternal grandpar-
ents are Mark Moore and Sheila O'Neal, both of Port St.
Georgette says Jolie Grace is following in her mom's and
her aunt's footsteps, and is holding five titles at the age of 14
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pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming mar-
riage of their granddaughter, Kristen Noel Wiggins, to Eric
Gregory Wood. Kristen is the daughter of Phillip and Cynthia
Wiggins of Panama City. Eric is the son of Rev. Gregory and
Gladys Wood of Elberta, Alabama.
Their wedding is set for Saturday, January 26, 2008 at
Genesis Church in Foley, Alabama. After a wedding trip to
Tennessee, they will reside in Elberta. Kristen is employed
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will host a free Seminar and
Tea Party on January 19,
2008, starting at 2:00 p.m.
St. John's Village, a 55+
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seminar on quality retire-
ment living at a modest cost
without leaving "home"!!!
Join the party and enjoy
elegant service of tea and
Door prizes will be
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There will be favors for
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Gift Shop will be open
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Rev. and Mrs. Danny' E. Dean of Vernon, Alabama,
announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Lee
Dean, to Andrew Franklin Eaton, son of Ms. Claudia A.
Eaton of Annapolis, Maryland.
The wedding will be at 5 p.m. March 29 at First United
Methodist Church in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of John E. and
Myrtice Young of Port St. Joe, Nina Sue Dean of Pensacola,
Florida, and the late John E. Dean of Crestview, Florida.
She is a 1999 graduate of Fayette County High School
and attended the University of Alabama, where she received
a bachelor's degree in psychology. She was a member of the
Million Dollar Band. She is employed as a social work desig-
nee by Heritage at Babcock Presbyterian Church in Towson,
The prospective groom is the grandson of Earle and
June Peddicord of Annapolis, Maryland, and Henry and
Jeanette Bunting of Solomons, Maryland.
He is a 1999 graduate of Annapolis High School and
attended the University of Alabama, where he received a
bachelor's degree in marketing and German. He was a mem-
ber of the Million Dollar Band. He is employed by Fidelity
Investments in Towson, Maryland.

Red Hat Chit Chat
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a light-hearted lunch. Former Queen Mum Bev Aiken will be
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kHappy th
Mr. Raymond Hardy of
Overstreet celebrated his 90"'
birthday at a reception given
by his family.
Family celebrating
with Mr. Hardy included
son Gene Purvis and wife
Carol and daughter Jana
from Scottsdale, Arizona;
his daughter Virginia Shiver
and husband Jack with their
daughter Tina and son Terry,
all of Hampton, Virginia.
Friends who attended
the event included Billy and
Ruth Hawk; Janie Eden, all
of Chipley; Nancy Maulden
and daughter Linda; Cindy
Purka and Minika McAllister,
all fromYaia' Tmmy
and Fer ilr augh-
ter Sheriy iroin Ovierstreet;
Charie;, rd a:iid'guest
from Mexido Beach; and
Clarence and Pat Rowlan.

A Red Cross


Training Class
A Red Cross Babysitter
Training Class will be held
on February 2 at St Joseph's
parish hall, 20th St. and
Monument Ave., from 9 am
to 4 p.m. The class is open
to anyone wishing to receive
Red Cross babysitting certi-
fication who is ten years old
or above. It will include baby
care, feeding, diapering, first
aid, and a CPR demonstra-
tion. The fee is $40. Please
bring a lunch. Call the Red
Cross office at 763-6587 to

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Bay Humane Society -
Joe Joe, small male entertainer (pictured);
Warden, a beautifully colored male tabby; Lacie,
a mixed breed pup, three months old; Fran &
Freckles, sixteen week old female pups; full house
of puppies, come see; Smiley, a chocolate colored
female pup about seven months.
Always kittens! Come see.
Please visit Faith's Thrift Hut, 1007 Tenth
Street. Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3
p.m. Please call 227-1109 for more information.
Volunteers appreciated.

Taking applications for shelter workers.
Apply at shelter, Tuesday thru Saturday,
1007 Tenth Street, PSJ.
Equal Opportunity Employer
and Drug-free workplace.
Random Drug testing

772 Suite B U.S. 98
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(850) 227-1244 Ph/Fax
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Location: Watch for signs on Hwy 98 and Industrial
Road, just north of Port St. Joe, at the Arizona
Chemical Plant. After about one mile, turn right on
Trade Circle West.
Phone: 227-1103

Thanks to Preble Rish for the use of their
warehouse and Bill Kennedy

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4B Thursday, January 1 7, 2008 The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Established 1 937 Serving Gulf County and surrounding areas for 70 years

Derrick Alonzo Beard

Derrick Alonzo Beard was born in Port St. Joe, Florida
on February 2, 1960, to Roosevelt Beard, Sr. and the late
Mother Dorothy Faison Beard. He departed from this life
into the arms of eternity on Tuesday, January 8, in Plant
City, Florida.
Derrick attended the Florida public schools of Gulf and
Marion counties. Derrick graduated from North Marion
High School in 1978. During his childhood and formative
years, he attended the First Born Church of the Living God
'ih Port St. Joe, where he was baptized and received the gift
of the Holy Ghost, under the' pastorate of the late Bishop
R.B. Thompson. As a young adult, Derrick received a refill-
ing of the Holy Ghost, and joined The Pentecostal Full Gospel
Church (PFGC) in 'Ocala, FL. He served faithfully at PFGC
for several years under the pastorate of Apostle Bernard
Tuggerson. More recently, Derrick joined and attended ser-
vices at Enduring Faith Ministries in Gainesville, FL, under
the pastorate of Elder Terrell Beard.

Derrick will be forever remembered by his family and
friends. Those who will cherish fond memories of him
include his wife, Larvon Patrice Beard, of Fort McCoy,
Florida; two daughters: Erica Beard of Atlanta, Georgia,
Aieshah Pittman (Jose) of Alexandria, Virginia; three sons:
Derrick Beard, Jr., Arthur Bryant, and Kenneth Beard, all of
Ocala, Florida; father, Roosevelt Beard, Sr., of Port St. Joe;
one sister: Veronica Barrington (Arthur) of Tallahassee,
Florida; six brothers: Roosevelt Beard, Jr. (Yolanda), Terrell
Beard (Lesia), of Fort McCoy, Florida, Herbert Beard
(Simona), Carl Beard and Leonard Beard all of Port St.
Joe, and Timothy L. Beard (Wendy) of Spring Hill, Florida;
one grandson, Xavier Pittman of Alexandria, Virginia; one
god-brother, Bishop Dexter McDonald; and a host of nieces,
nephews, and friends.
The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. EST, January 19,
2008, at Pentecostal Full Gospel Church in Ocala, Florida,
with burial at Fort McCoy Community Cemetery. The fam-
ily will receive friends on Friday, January 18, at 6 p.m. EST
atPenecostal Full Gospel Church. (Sellers Funeral home,

2007 Christmas Program for the Young and Elderly Big Success

The committee of vol-
unteers working together
prepared, packaged and
delivered 700 hot turkey
and ham meals to the needy
families in Gulf County.
The volunteers came from
Wewahitchka, Cape San
Blas, Mexico Beach, White
City, and the greater Port
St. Joe Area. The day began
on each holiday by a prayer
offered by Mr. James Gainey.
There were families working
together children drawing
pictures, and people pack-
ing meals as well as any
assembly team could.
The Gulf County Senior

Citizen's again donated
their building for this great
This year working again
with the Salvation Army
our county received gifts for
over 500 children, and food
boxes for over 175 fami-
lies. The Catholic Charities
donated over 35 turkeys
and food baskets as well.
This great community made
donations to the Long Ave.
Baptist Church during the
Touch-A-Truck event, and
the Faith Christian School
during their fall bazaar. All
of these toys were donated
to the needy children of Gulf

County by our committee.
A special thanks to
the following business-
es and Organization's for
their financial support and
Christmas gifts:
St. Joe Company
Duren's Piggly Wiggly
Preble-Rish Inc
,Port Side Trading Co.
Reid Ave
South Gulf County
Women's Group
St. Joseph Catholic
Church, Senior Ministry
The Corner Store,
Martin Luther King Blvd
VFW Post 10069
Kiwanis Club

Lions Club
Coastal Sunset Grill,
Hwy 98
And the Community
Some of the special
moments were expressed
by the meal deliverers who
were welcomed and could
see the happiness in the
peoples eyes who received
the meal.
All of the volunteers
were glad they were able
to help in this needy cause.
Thank you volunteers we'll
do it again. Remember those
we served and how great the

Manhattan Piano Trio visits First United Methodist

Have you ever heard a
music group for the first
time and thought to your-
self "Wow, that was incred-
ible! Their music took me
to another world!!!" In the
classical music world, that's
what audiences have been
saying about Manhattan
Piano Trio (MPT).
But in case you are not
up for traveling to the Big
Apple anytime soon to hear
them, don't fret as First
United Methodist Church
in Poi St:'Joe has g, you
covered. Th.ey rill be 'pre-
senting MPT on Thursday,
January 17 at 7:30 p.m.
Hailed by critics as a
"Grand departure from the
usual", MPT is currently
one of the most promi-
nent, versatile, exciting and
busiest emerging chamber
music groups in the coun-
try. It is the Grand Prize
Winner of the 2007 Yellow
Springs Chamber Music
Competition, 2006 Plowman
Competition and Runner
Up at the 2006 Chesapeake
International Competition.
It is also recipient of the
2007 ABC Classic FM
Listener's choice award in
Australia. The Trio compris-
es Milana Strezeva (piano),
Dmitry Lukin (violin) and
Dmitry Kouzov (cello). The

"Dmitrys" are from St.
Petersburg (Russia) and met
Milana, a Moldavian born
American, literally "on the
front steps" of The Juilliard
School during the summer
of 2004.
Just the past three sea-
sons has seen MPT give over
a 250 concerts spanning 25
US States at many pres-
tigious venues. They were
also one of the first cham-
ber music groups to per-
form in New Orleans, post
Hurricane Katrina.
"Two years back MPT
had the pleasure of per-
forming for an enthusiastic
chamber music loving audi-
ence in Port St. Joe." says
Reggie Bahl, the NYC based
classical music manager.
"We are grateful to Pastor
Mac Fulcher at the Methodist
Church for extending anoth-
er invitation. I know that
music lovers in and around
Port St. Joe would once
again immensely share my
enthusiasm for this award
winning group." -
The program is billed
as "Music of the Masters"
showcasing captivating
music of different styles and
musical periods. For more
information about the con-
cert please contact Joanne
Christie at 850-227-1720.

First Presbyterian Church
Sof Port St. Joe
F 508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
Reverend Reid Cameron
Worship Service 10:00 a.m.
Sunday School 11:00 a.m.

Pastor: James Wily
A place to celebrate, serve, evangelize, and equip disciples for the
increase of God's kingdom.
Sunday Worship Service: 10:45
Sunday School: 9:45 am
613 Madison Street Port St.Joe, FL

,ii "A Reformed Voice
7 mi,, ain the Community"

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
Home of Faith Christian School

The concert is free and open
to the public and an offering
will be taken. First United
Methodist Church is located
at 1001 Constitution Drive

in Port St. Joe.
For more information
about MPT, please visit their
website: www.manhattan-

"Our Church can be your home"

first Church of the Nazarene
2420 Long Avenue fort St., Joe, Florida 32456
(850) 229-9596
Give unto th eLord'trtgony due His name, worsup the Lordin the beauty ofhofiness.

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

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




8:00 and 11:00 a.m. (EST) Sunday School 9:45
Child Care Provided for at 11:00 850-227-1845

ff"f o4f xaSjea
111 North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Sunday Worship Services:
8:00 a.m. & 9:30 a.m CST

Open Hearts. Open minds. Open doors.
The people of Mexico each United Methodist (horch
Rev. Ted Loyelace, Pastor Church/Office: 648-8820.

Ard Family Thank You
We would like to take this opportunity to send thanks to
all of you who touched our lives during the recent illness and
passing of our father, Herman R. Ard.
To the community of Port St. Joe, as the old saying goes,
A small town is like a big family. This has been proven true,
time and time again over the past few months through your
visits, calls, cards, food and prayers. Such an outpouring of
love and support for our family that will never be forgotteni.
To our church family, Oak Grove Assembly of God, and
all the other churches in our community, You have always
been there for us through the years, and this was certainly
no exception. There were many days that we know we were
being carried through by your prayers and the prayers of oth'-
ers. A special thank you to Covenant Hospice, Pastor James
Wiley, Kenneth Ellis, daddy's long time friend, who visited
almost every day, Brother Dave Fernandez, who was not only
our pastor but a very dear friend to daddy as well, to Mitzi',
we love you, and a very special thank you to Inell, who was
not only his special friend but has been there from day one
not only for daddy but for the family as well.
We love you all.
Young and old passed through to wish Daddy well over
the past few weeks, you all made his last days so very special
by dropping by and saying hello. In closing, we would like to
leave you with a saying that our Dad lived by every day of hi$
life, "If you're notdoing anything for others... you are doing
nothing for the Lord."
May this inspire you to do something special for some-
one you come in contact with today, what a loving tribute to
the man we knew and loved.

God bless you all,
Tim Ard, Jacque Yeager and Family

inspiration Point,

Your Testimony

"1 don't have a good testimony," Sato said.
We had just met. I asked him to tell me his
testimony as a way of getting acquainted.
My short silence and question-marked facial
expression caused Sato to ask, "What is
testimony?" I instantly understood. Sato, a new
Christian from Japan, wasn't able to hurdle the
language barriers- "Christianese" and English.,
In the let's-share context I was talking about
I meant the story of how he became a Christianr
Sato smiled; now he knew what I meant.
God says, "You will seek me and find me'
when you seek me with all your heart."
For over a year Sato had traveled the world
seeking God. He traveled to India, spending a
month there seeking God., He traveled to the
United States and sought God. He repeated
this pattern as he traveled the globe. Sato says;
"Each time I returned to Japan I felt empty."
Sato encountered the spectrum of religion
during his travels yet he still hadn't found what
he was looking for.
Is it true if we seek for God, the true God,
we will find Him? God promises we will.
Confused, disillusioned, tired and still
desperately seeking God, he once again
returned to Japan. Late one night, Sato was
again searching for God--this time on the
Internet. He found Heidi Baker preaching a
simple message about Jesus Christ, repentance
of sin, the good news of forgiveness and eternal
Sato had traveled the world looking for God;
looking for his personal Messiah. That night the
good-news message went from his head to his
heart. Sato had found what he was looking for1
And your testimony? You don't have one?
It can start today-"When you seek God with all
your heart."
-Rick Leland

St. Peter's Anglican Church _
(Traditional Episcopal Service 1928 BCP)

Morning Prayer & Holy Communion
Sunday.........8:00 a.m.
The Rev. David Mans, Priest
Services being held at the United Pentecostal Church
309 6th Street Port St Joe, FL
"An Unchanging Faith In A Changing World"

^^[FSirst Baptist Church
':B"uddy' Brent Vickery, Pastor
... Buddy Caswell, Minister of Music & Education
Bobby Alexander. Minister to Students

New Service Schedule for First Baptist Church
Sunday School & Worship Service .................. 9:00 amn
Sunday School & Worship Service ................. 10:30 am
Sunday Evening Adult Bible Study ................. 6:00 pm
Wednesday Night Supper.......................... 5:30 pm
Wednesday Night Adult Prayer Meeting ............. 6:30 pm
Wednesday Night Children's Ministry activities ........ 6:30 pm
Wednesday Night Youth Ministry activities.......... 6:30 pm ,

. 4B Thursday, January 17, 2008 The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Established 1937

Serving Gulf County and surrounding areas for 70 years

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12th Anniversary Celebrationn

12th Anniversary Celebration



W ell, we are in a fresh new year and I believe that
God desires that we move into a deeper spiritual
plain. We have faced many things over this past
year, some good and others bad but still victors in Christ.
There is not a greater revelation than that of Jesus Christ.
Can I get an AMEN!
We do have a problem and that is human intellect. This
limited understanding is not of a spiritual nature but of a
natural nature. With its limitation we often find the most
defeating factor of our godly walk and that is fear. Fear robs
us of power to live victorious, peace to rest, and knowledge
of the divine. Paul told Timothy that God did not give us
a spirit of fear but of power, love and a sound mind. (2
Timothy 1:7)
If you will look with me for just a moment in Matthew
16, Christ asked a question that was of a natural nature if
you will. "Whom do men say that I the Son of Man
am?" The answer was of the same, strictly human under-
standing. I n other words people were making guesses
because they had not received the spiritual understand-
ing. That is the "DIVINE REVELATION"! So Christ
asked again but this time directed at the disciples for
their answer. That's when Peter spoke up with a divine or
spiritual answer, "Thou art the Christ, the Son of the
living God". Herein is the Divine Revelation which offers
keys that only work in a spiritual realm. Without the divine
we will continue to live in the fears, confusions and failure
because we are limited in the natural. God did not and
does not intend us to be crippled by the world but to be
victors through Him. (Philippians 4:13)
If you will look at John 1:12-13, we can get a deeper
understanding of the "Keys of Power"' that are given us


in Matthew 16. We receive them after we have received
Him, the "Divine Revelation". We can also see a further
understanding in 1 Corinthians 2:9-13, the workings
of the flesh cannot have spiritual understanding;, that only
comes through a deeper walk with God. It tells us that He
has great things in store for those that love Him and we will
be shown the deep things of God only by the Spirit of God,
(Holy Ghost).
Now, if we live and have our being in this then the
supernatural working of the Holy Spirit can and will replace
our natural understanding with the mind of God. Now if we
are living in this place we will defeat the power of fear in our
lives and walk a more victorious life in Christ.
The Bible is absolute and the Power of God is all reign-
ingl If only we would strive to search out God more in this
coming year in stead of earthly lust and desires, then we
will find that a fuller life awaits us and it is not found in
the complexities of this world but in the simplicity of God.
Live with the Keys of the Kingdom in hand by receiving HIM
fully that the boundaries of fear are broken down and this
be true in your life. 2 Corinthians 3:17-18, "Now the
Lord is that spirit and where the spirit of the Lord is
there is liberty. But we all, with open face beholding
as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into
the same image from glory to glory, even us by the
Spirit of the Lord."
God bless and have a great week.
In His Service
Pastor Tim
LightHouse Pentecostal Ministries

In Christ Service

"And the scripture
was fulfilled which saith,
Abraham believed God, and
it was imputed unto him for
righteousness: and he was
called the Friend of God."
(James 2:23)
There is within the
human personality a need
that is universally felt. It is
a need that is sought and
continually pursued. And so
I wanted us to discuss this
need, this necessity, which
when simply stated is that
everybody needs a friend.
Without a friend, one
faces life with loneliness as
their companion and alien-
ation as their comrade.
Without a friend, the
only response we get to the
questions life poses would
be the result of limited
resources of: me, myself,
and I.
While we're passing
through, let me remind you

that if you have a friend
you ought to thank God for
them. You need thank God
for your friends-those who
accept you for what you are
and don't judge you for what
you're not. Thank God for
your friends who appreci-
ate your strengths and yet
stand by you in spite of your
A good friend is will-
ing to take whatever comes
along. On one occasion
Abraham and Lot had a
controversy over who would
claim the land. Lot wanted
the best land. Lot wanted
the most fertile.territory. Lot
wanted the land that was the
most pleasing. But Abraham
said, "I'll take whatever God
give me."
If you're looking for a
friend today, I came by to
let you know that I've found
a Friend who sticks closer
than a brother. I've found

a Friend who's nearer than
breathing and closer than
I've found a friend and
his name is Jesus.
Jesus is all the world to
me, my life my joy, my all;
He is my strength from day
to day, without Him I would
fall. When I am sad to Him
I go, no other can cheer

me so; When I am sad, He
makes me glad, He's my
Pastors Howard and
Amanda Riley
Highland View Church
of God

Abe Springs Baptist

Church Gospel Sing
Abe Springs Baptist Church will be having a Gospel
Sing on Saturday, January 19, 2008.
The singing will start at 6:00 p.m. CST. This sing
will feature local talent. If you would like to sing or know
someone who would, please let them know that everyone
is cordially invited. For more information call 674-5880 or
674-4376 after 5:00 p.m. The church is located at 13913
SW CR 275.

SVictory Temple First Born Holiness Church Junior
Women Department will be celebrating their 121h Anniversary
on January 25, 26, and 27. Services will begin on:
Friday night at 7 p.m., the guest speaker will be:
Evangelist Sharon Hutchison of Panama City, FL.
Saturday night 7 p.m., the guest speaker will be:
Evangelist Priscilla Williams of Panama City, FL.
Sunday morning service will start at 11;30 a.m. with
Guest Speaker Minister Ann Fisher of Apolstolic House of
Prayer II, Wewahitchka, FL.
Pastor Charles and First Lady Sharlett Gathers and
Victory Temple First Born Holiness Church Family would like
to extend a warm invitation to one and all. "Be Blessed."

Constitution and Monument Port St. Joe
(850) 227-1724

Contemporary Service 9:00 a.m.
Sunday School: 10:00 a.m.

Morning Worship: 11:00 a.m.
Methodist Youth Fellowship: 6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship: 7:30p.m.
\, All Times are EST

Rev. Mac Fulcher
Jeremy Dixon
Director of Youth Ministries
Deborah Loyless
Director of Children Ministries
Ann Comforter
Music Director

The friendly place to worship!

First Baptist Churcl
Located at 823 N. 15th St., Mexico Beach
Corner of 15th & California 648-5776
Worship Sundays at 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Bible Study 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 LaFountain

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!
Pastor David Nichols
Church 647-5026 Home 769-8725

Chuirclh of Christ
at the Beaches
Established 33 AD in Jerusalem

We meet at 350 Firehouse RoaCd
Overstreet -~ 50.647.1622

Sunday Bible Study
Sunday Worship
Wednesday Bible Study

10:00 a.m. EST
11:00 a.m. EST
7:30 p.m. EST

"We are about our Father's business"

Jesus is Lord and He is waiting
Si N lanb Vietwu aptist Iburct
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.
Mike Weslbrook, Discipleship Training 6:00 p.m.
Pastor Wednesday Prayer 7:00 p.m.



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

Bible Study Sunday: 9:15am
Worship: 10:30am 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

482 Pompano Street 229-6235
Sunday School ............... 9:45 a.m.
Sunday Morning Service ....... 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service........ 6:00 p.m.
Monday Night Youth Service ..... 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Night. ........... 7:00 p.m.

Pastor Howard Riley Welcomes Everyone

-Touching ve s with~fe Lve of Jesus
Join us in worship .Aploch St. Joe city
10:30 Sunday Morning Hwy 98
7:00 Wednesday Evening Hw.9
Pastors Andrew
& 1 Reid Ave.
Cathy Rutherford Fameid, h
Rhema Bible Training Center graduates
Visit our website at: Wewahitchka
323 Reid Avenue' Port St. Joe 229-LIFE (5433)

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Rish, Gibson, Scholz &
Groom, P.A.
William J. Rish, Thomas S, Gibson, Russell Scholz,
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Workers' Compensation
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Lister, Pollard Present MLK Day Program

Port St. Joe

School is now is session
and I know your are truly
glad. We are too!!! e have
about 20 days until 4t Grade
Florida Writes Test and 38
days until Stanford 10 and
FCAT testing. Those test dates
are February 12-14, 2008-4t
Grade Florida Writes and
March 11-24, 2008 Standard
10 and FCAT testing. We
appreciate all the hard work
you are doing with your child
at home and we are using
every second to prepare our
students here at school. We
will be great in 2008!!! We
will again be an "A' school. I
know itlI!
We are proud to welcome
our new teacher Mrs. Laurie
Barwick. She will be teaching
in 2nd grade. Please make
her feel welcome to the Port
St. Joe Elementary School
During this week we
enjoyed listening to Storyteller
Pat Neese. She shared inter-
esting stories with us and
led some writing training ses-
sions with our students. It
was a learning experience for
all. Thank you Mrs. Neese!!!
Important Dates:
January 16-K-2
January 17-3rd-5th
January 17- School
Advisory Council Meeting
January 21-Holiday-No
January 23-Report Cards
go home
January 30-Gold Cards
February 1-AR Movie
February 11-Progress
Report issued for 3 nine



Week #13 answers are:
1. Which was the first state to recognize Christmas as a
national Holiday? Alabama, this tradition began in 1836.
2. Who was the first president to decorate an official Christmas
tree? President Franklin Pierce
3. What was pictured on the first stamp printed for the first
Christmas season? A rose
4. Where did the real St. Nicholas live? In Turkey

Congratulations to: Linda Wood and Caitlin Godwin. These people
submitted the winning entries. Thank you for participating with our

Week #14-Questions are:
1. What is the only:.planet that rotates clockwise?
2. Where does most of the dust in your house come from?
3. What do pearls melt in?
4. What can the liquid inside young coconuts be used as a
substitute for?
5. What is the only mammal alive that its voice does not

Questions submitted by: Kristen Bird-3rd Grader

When you answer, list your form of reference to find the answer
Try to use some other source of research instead of the internet.
QDon't take the easy way out. Be Resourcefult!!!
Please email your responses to:

Tyndall FCU Scholarship Program

Tyndall Federal Credit
Union is now accepting
applications for the 2008
Scholarship Program.
Application packets are avail-
able at any TFCU Branch
location or on-line at www.
The TFCU Scholarship
Program, now in its sec-
ond year, will award five
(5) $1,000 scholarships to
deserving high school seniors
in our area. The seniors
receiving the award or their
parent/legal guardian must
be a TFCU Member in good

BBB offers Student Ethics Scholarship

Your Better Business
Bureau of Northwest Florida
is currently accepting appli-
cations from students in Bay,
Calhoun, Escanibia, Franklin,
Gadsden, Gulf, BHolmes,
Jackson, Liberty, Okaloosa,
Santa Rosa, W akulla, Walton,
and Washington county high
schools for its 2008 BBB
Student Ethics Scholarship
The program offers nine
S$1,000 scholarships to cur-
rent high school juniors and
seniors who plan to attend
an accredited college in the
United States or Canada.
"The scholarship is

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'designed to reward students
who personify ethics and per-
sonal integrity," said Norman
Wright, President and CEO of
your BBB. "Today's students
are tlie ,leders of tomorrow,
and the ethics and Integrity
they forge today will guide
them as they transition into
the professional world."
Local leaders from busi-
ness and academia will serve
as judges and award the
scholarships based on cri-
teria including leadership,
community service, academic
achievement and an essay
response on building char-

Applications must be
postmarked no later than
March 15th, 2008. The
recipients will be notified in
mid-April and an awards cere-
mony held in May. Additional
information, including selec-
tion criteria, is available in
the selection packet.
For more informa-
tion please contact Susie
Price at 769-9999, toll-free
at 888-896-3255, extension
8476, or on-line at spruce@

to Local students
Award recipients will be
notified in April and awards
will be presented in con-
junction with the BBB Torch
Awards for. Marketplace
Ethics luncheons this May.
To apply for the scholar-
ship, students should contact
their principal or guidance
counselor, or download an
application at Entries must
be postmarked by April 4,
For more information, or
to inquire about sponsoring
a scholarship, contact your
BBB at (850) 429-0002 or
start with

Gulf Coast Workforce Board Meetings

The Gulf Coast Workforce
Board will hold the follow-.
ing meetings on Tuesday,
January 22, 2008: Finance
Committee meets at 10:30
a.m. central standard time;
Executive Committee meets at
11:30 a.m. central standard
time; General Board meets at
12:00 p.m. central standard

Michael Lister and Willie
Pollard will present a spe-
cial program commemorat-
ing MLK Day on January
21, 2008, at 3 p.m. in the
commons of Wewahitchka
High School. The two men
have conducted similar pro-
grams for MLK Day and
Black History Month for over
13 years. The service will
include music, a tribute to
King and inspirational mes-
sages. Everyone is invited. .
"Please come out and
help us honor and celebrate
one of the greatest men omur
country has ever produced'"
Lister said; "This will be
extremely positive for our

Dazzling Dolphins

Front Row: Farrah Watts, Brianna Butler, Octavyous Russ
Middle Row: Chad Quinn, Thommie Tharpe, Janel Kerigan, Zac Jasinsky, Jared Abert,
Jeremy Ard
Back Row: Celeste Thursby, Daidreonia Bailey, Jak Riley, Rayanna Smith, Nikeia Fenn
(Happy Meal)

time. The meetings will be vid-
eo-teleconferenced between
the Gulf Coast Community
College Workforce Center
Board Room, 625 Highway
231, Panama City, Florida
and the Gulf/ Franklin Center
Building A, Room 106, 3800
Garrison Avenue, Port St.
Joe, Florida.

Education Encore is a program of non-credit enrichment courses for adults.
It's a stress-free format:
"No Stress, No Tests, No Grades JUST FUN!"

All classes are held on 6 consecutive Mondays, January 28 March.3 at GCCC
Gulf/Franklin Center in Prt St. Joe, FL. There is a $60 fee, whether you attend one, two or all
three classes, for the 6-week program.

Computer Basics
Flower Arranging
Ecology of the Florida
Drawing I
Digital Photography

Panhandle Writers

Computer Advanced
Drawing I (Continued)

Nuts & Bolts of Weather

Antiques & Collectibles

Spanish for Travelers

Computer Email & Internet
Fishing Techiques


Drawing II
Watercolor (Continued)
Do's & Don'ts of Financial

You are cordially invited to an informational.reception.
Meet the well-qualified instructors and learn more about each course.
Wednesday, January 23rd at 1:00 p.m.
Room A -101, Gulf/Franklin Center, Port St. Joe

Registration begins January 21st and deadline is January 28th*
Walk-in registration at the Gulf/Franklin Center:
Mondays -Thursdays,8:00 a.m.- 8:00 p.m. and Fridays,8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
GCCC is an EA/EO Institution

Wewahitchka Elementary

School Students of the Week

January 8-11 1,
K-Natalie Ake; 1st Dylan Ake; 2nd Savannah Harrison; 3rd Layna Bronson; 4th -
Deannah Sullivan; 5th Calvin Cuchens

Bay County Transportation Planning Organization (TPO)
Wednesday January 23, 2008 at 3:30 p.m.
Panama City City Hall Commission Chambers
The agenda will include the following topics:
1. Approval to Amend FY2008-2012 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)
to Include CR 388 Rehab
2. Authorize Filing and Execution of FDOT Public Service Development Grant
3. Authorize Public Meetings and TPO Public Hearing Prior to Increasing Trolley Fares
4. Public Forum. This is an opportunity for the public to address the TPO
regarding transportation issues.
The TPO's Advisory Committees will meet as shown below
on Wednesday, January 23, 2008 in the Panama City City Hall:
Technical Coordinating Committee (TCC) 10:30 a.m.
Citizens' Advisory Committee (CAC) 1:30 p.m.
Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) 12:00 p.m.
Agendas are available on the TPO's website at Direct questions
or comments to Ms. Sharon Burnett at 850-392-1104, or
The TPO will make reasonable accommodations for access to the meetings
in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and for language requirements
other than English. Please notify Ms. Ellie Roberts of access or language requirements
at 1-800-226-8914, ext 218, at least 48 hours in advance.
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Mango Marley 's:
Mexico Beach has a new House, "Mango Marley's is
place to eat, thank good- Floribbean style restaurar
ness! Located at the end of which is a Florida twist c
the beach next to the Fish Caribbean cuisine," explain


Food, Fun, & Rum

senior Kathryn Arnold. "It
has the perfect laid back
style suited for a restaurant
close to the water. You can
come in right off the beach
and be welcomed by friendly
servers ready to take your
Junior Meredith Todd
adds, "If you're in the mood
for seafood or some tasty
appetizers, Mango Marley's
is the place to quench your
urge." You can choose from
the big juicy Marley burger
(named, of course, for Bob
Marley), Jamaican-me-crazy
chips, crab cake sandwich-
es, and the mango chicken
salad. They also specialize
in many different flavored
chicken wings and seafood
In addition to the deli-
cious food, Mango Marley's
has a style all its own.
"There are games for the
kids to play and a full bar

for the adults to enjoy. They
also have many televisions
and a trivia game set up to
entertain all ages," explains
Kathryn Arnold.
Mango Marley's is a
great place to go to watch
the game or just sit back and
relax after a day at work or
the beach.
With a tropical setting,
Caribbean music, and tasty
cuisine, Mango Marley's is
the new place to be. It is
open 7 days a week for lunch
and dinner, and the own-
ers are very excited to have
you come in and enjoy. So,
in the words of Meredith
Todd, "Hop on your bike,
get in your car, or just walk
across the street after a day
at the beach, and let your-
self become lost in the laid
back ambiance and great
Floribbean food at Mango






Port St. Joe Community Association Mangager Passes National Certification Exam

Jeremy T.M. Novak, co-
wner and operator of Gulf
oast Property Services
GCPS") has recently been
amed a Nationally Certified
manager of Community
ssociations (CMCA)
y the National Board of
ertification for Community
ssootation Managers (NBC-
AM). Novak joins more
aan 6,500 CMCA certi-
cants nationwide who have
emonstrated the profes-
onal knowledge that is
Required and vital for suc-
essfully managing condo-
inium and homeowner
associations and coopera-
Novak and his partner
GCPS, Patrick Farrell,
ave locally owned and oper-
ed their company based
ut of their main offices

at 224 7th Street in Port
St. Joe for over five years.
Both licensed by the State
of Florida for Community
Association Management,
Novak and Farrell currently
manage over twenty residen-
tial and commercial com-
munities from Carrabelle to
Mexico Beach. They pres-
ently maintain offices in Port
St. Joe, Cape San Blas and
Beacon Hill. To learn more
about the various services
offered by GCPS, you can
go to their website at www.
To achieve and maintain
the CMCA credential, a com-
munity management special-
ist must complete compre-
hensive course work, pass
the' National Certification
Examination and adhere
to the CMCA Standards of

Professional Conduct as well
as continue to meet the con-
tinuing education course-
work and requirement to
annually recertify,
NBC-CAM is the first
and only nationwide orga-
nization created solely to
certify community associa-
tion managers and to help
consumers identify manag-
ers who have demonstrated
competency and advanced
knowledge in their profes-
sion. With the dramatic
increase in association-gov-
erned housing over the past
35 years (10,000 communi-
ty associations in 1970 ver-
sus an estimated 286,000
today), there has been an
expanded demand and need
for specialized education
in community association
management. Fifty seven

million Americans currently
live in association-governed
GCPS with their licensed
staff of community manage-
ment specialists offer their
clients professional man-
agement solutions that pro-
vides administrative, opera-
tional and managerial coun-
sel as well as maintenance
services to their community
association boards. Novak
and Farrell along with their
GCPS management teams
will typically provide an
Association on a daily basis
the supervision, manage-
ment and maintenance
services required to meet
each community's goals and
maintain their association's
NBC-CAM was estab-
lished in 1995 by Community

Association Institute (CAI) to
ensure that the professional
management personnel have
the appropriate skills to
effectively and successfully
manage community associa-
tions throughout the coun-
CAI and its more than
50 state, regional, and local
chapters work on behalf
of the professionals and
volunteers engaged in the
management and gover-
nance of homeowner and
condominium associations,
cooperatives, and other
planned communities. CAI's
more than 28,000 members
include community associa-
tion volunteer leaders, man-
agers, management compa-
nies, and businesses that
provide products and- ser-
vices to these communities.






We are pleased to announce that Michael D. McKenzie
has joined our professional staff. Michael and his wife,
Jessica have relocated to Port St. Joe from Tuscaloosa,
Alabama. He is a graduate of Mississippi State University,
and is also a licensed CPA in Mississippi and Alabama.
Michael has several years experience with CPA firms in
those states where his practice areas include tax, auditing,
accounting services and software technical assistance.
Michael has already started working with some of our
clients. He and his wife look forward to becoming more
active in the community and making new friends.

Roberson & Friedman, PA continues to upgrade staff to
provide confidential and professional tax, accounting,
audit, business consulting, and financial services to
businesses and individuals.


214 Seventh St. Port St. Joe, FL

202 Marina Drive Suite 303 Port St. Joe, FL

219 Avenue E Apalachicola, FL



A Public Hearing will be held at the Planning and Development Review Board
(PDRB) meeting on Tuesday, January 22, 2008 at 8:45 a.m. EST, and at the Board
of County Commissioners (B9CC) meeting on Tuesday, January 22, 2008 at 6:00
p.m. EST. Both public hearings will be held in the BOCC Meeting Room at the
Robert M. Moore Administration Building, 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St.
Joe, Florida. The public hearings will be to discuss and act on the following:

1. December 18, 2007 Minutes
2. Public Hearing Small Scale Map Amendment Kenneth Cady -
Parcel ID #01360-OOOR 6.5 Acres in Section 35, Township 3 South,
Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida Changing 6.5 Acres from
Agricultural to Mixed Commercial/Residential.
3. Public Hearing Small Scale Map Amendment David Lau A
portion of Parcel ID #01692-OOR- 10 Acres in Section 14, Township
4 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida Changing 10 Acres
from Agricultural to Residential.
4. Public Hearing Small Scale Map Amendment Mary Nell House
Parcel ID #00334-180R, #00334-165R, #00334-175R 10
Acres in Section 5, Township 7 South, Range 8 West, Gulf County,
Florida Changing 10 Acres from Residential to Mixed Commercial/
5. Public Hearing Small Scale Map Amendment Robert A. Sutton -
Parcel ID # 01555-001 R and #01555-OOR 6.50 Acres in Section
11, Township 4 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida Changing
6.50 Acres from Residential to Mixed Commercial/Residential.
6. Application for Non- Residential Development William J. Rish Park
Parcel ID #06352-0OOR
7. City of Wewahitchka Stone Mill Creek Water Project, Phase I
8. County Projects
9. Public at Large
10. Staff

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

2. Kenneth Cady 3. David Lau 4. Mary Nell House

5. Robert A. Sutton 6. William J. Rish Park

Publish: January 10 & January 17, 2008 Ad #2008-03

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1100 100 1100 1100 1100 1100 I 1100 3180 I
interest by, through, under ERLY ALONG SAID grees 00 minutes 33 IN THE FOURTEENTH TO ENSURETHATAVER- 115 Tohatsu Boat
or against the Defendants, RIGHT OF WAY LINE AND seconds East along JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN Board of County Commis- BATIM RECORD OF THE motor, min. $500
who are not known to be CURVE WITH A RADIUS the East boundary line AND FOR GULF COUNTY sioners PROCEEDINGS IS MADE, Pressure Washer,
dead or alive, and all par- OF 5769.78 FEET, of said Section 10 (as FLORIDA Gulf County, Florida WHICH RECORD IN- $50
ties having or claiming to THROUGH A CENTRAL monumented) for a CLUDES THE TESTI- Generator, $50
NCEMNhave any right, title or in- ANGLE OF 00 DEGREES distance 1723.39 feet COASTAL COMMUNITY MONY AND EVIDENCE 2000 Ford Ex- 19" Computer
M- M *^ terest in the property de- 05 MINUTES 59 SEC- to a point of the South- BANK, By: Billy E. Traylor, Chair- UPON WHICH APPEAL IS orer 4 door VIN # onitor
1100 Legal Advertising scribed in the mortgage ONDS, FOR AN ARC DIS- erly right of way line of Plaintiff, man LIN TO BE BASED. 1FMZU71E1YUB16855 KDS, extreme flat, Like
1110 Classiied Notices being foreclosed herein. TANCE OF 10.04 FEET a County Road having vs LINDA GRIFFIN
1120- Public Notices/ (CHORD OF SAID ARC a 66 foot wide right of PARVEY DEVELOPMENT Attest: Rebecca L. Norris, GULF COUNTY SUPER- no min. new, Used very little $75
1130- Adoptions YOU ARE HEREBY NOTI- BEING NORTH 05 DE- way; thence go North CORPORATION and Clerk VISOR OF ELECTIONS NOTE: On this vehicle, Call 229-7749
1140-HappyAds FlED that an action to GREES 32 MINUTES 35 60 degrees 33 minutes RICHARD E. PARVEY, $150 must be added to
1150 Personals foreclose a mortgage on SECONDS WEST, 10.04 18 seconds West along Defendants. Ad # 2008-04 Publish January 17 & 24, bid for removal .of police
'1160- Lost the following property: FEET) TO THE POINT OF said Southerly right of NOTICE OF SALE Publish: January 17 and 2007 decal.
1170- Found BEGINNING. CONTAIN- way linefor a distance NOTICE IS HEREBY 24, 2008 _____
LOT 1 ING 0.491 ACRES, MORE of 373.68 feet; thence GIVEN pursuant to a Final PUBLIC NOTICE Publish January 17, 2008
COMMENCE AT A FOUR OR LESS. go North 29 degrees Judgement of foreclosure Invoice: Gulf County TDC 3230 I
INCH SQUARE CON- 50 minutes 24 seconds date December 13, 2007, Ad Size: Legals NOTICE IS HEREBY STATE OF FLORIDA
CRETE MONUMENT (NO has been filed against you West for a distance of and entered in Civil Action STATEGIVEN that the City Corn- DEPARTMENT OF FLORIDA
[I 1100 IIDENTIFICATION) MARK- and you are required to 306.82 feet for a point No. 07-125CA of the Cir- mission of the City ot DEPARTMENT OF ENVI-
ING THE SOUTHWEST serve a copy of your writ- of Beginning. From cult Court of the Four- NOTICE RECEIVE m ission of the City of Port RONMENTAL PROTEC- stateSale
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT CORNER OF SECTION ten defenses, if any, to it said Point of Beginn- teenth Judicial Circuit in NOTICETO RECEIVE St. Joe, Florida, at its TION 114 Hunter Circle, PSJ,
FOR GULF COUNTY, 36, TOWNSHIP 8 SOUTH, on David J. STERN, ESQ. Ing go South 50 de- and for Gulf County, Flor- SEALED BIDS meeting on the February NOTICE OF APPLICA- Fri & Sat Jan 18th &
FLORIDA RANGE 11 WEST, GULF Plaintiff's attorney, whose grees 59 minutes 16 ida, wherein the parties BID NO. 0708-12 5,in the2008reulat 6:00CoP.M.,EST TIN. 19th, 8a-12p. Antiques,
PROBATE DIVISION COUNTY, FLORIDA AND address is 801 S. Univer- seconds West for a were plaintiff, Coastal rg atthC Mn furniture, household
FILE N07 PR RUN NORTH 00 DE- sity Drive #500, Planta- distance of 236.66 feet; Community Bank, and the The Gulf County Board of meeting roomat the Mu- Department an items, dishes, small ap-
GREES 04 MINUTES 11 tion, FL 33324 on or be- thence go North 38 de- defendants Parvey Devel- County Commissioners is nicipal Building 305 Cecliance The Department an- item s, linens, pic-
SECONDS WEST ALONG fore February 4, 2008, (no grees 47 minutes 30 opment Corporation and seeking bids for the fol- G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port nounces receipt of an ap- tures, what-nots, every-
IN RE: ESTATE OF THE WEST BOUNDARY later than 30 days from seconds West for a Richard E. Parvey, I will lowing:. St. Joe, Florida, will con- lication for a permit from hing mu, what-nots, every-
JULIA BLONDELL OW- LINE OF SAID SECTION the date of the first publi- distance of 145.00 feet; sell to the highest and sider for final adoption an Ralph R. Rish to construct stIgo.
ENS 36 FOR 2995.76 FEET; cation of this notice of ac- thence go North 39 de- best bidder, for cash, at Fencing, tennis court play- Ordinance with the follow- a wave attenuator and to
Deceased. THENCE LEAVING SAID tion) and file the original grees 14 minutes 51 11:00 A.MA. on the 30th ing surface, tennis court ing title: change the original canal
/ ____________ IWEST BOUNDARY LINE with the clerk of this court seconds West for a day of January, 2008, at net posts, center anchor, AN ORDINANCE OF THE design by dredging a sec-
NOTICE TO CREDITORS RUN SOUTH 89 DE- either before service on distance of 36.33 feet; the main door of the Gulf tennis net, center strap CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, tion ofthe Gulf County Ca- 3
,The administration of the GREES 16 MINUTES 31 Plaintiff's attorney or im- thence go North 50 de- County Courthouse, Port and application of playing FLORIDA, AMENDING al, approximately o
'estate of JULIA BLON- SECONDS EAST FOR mediately thereafter; oth- grees 45 minutes 09 St. Joe, Florida, the linesfor the tenniscourt at ORDINANCE #388 na12,109 cubic yards of 3290
DELL OWENS, deceased 1063.53 FEET TO A erwise a default will be en- seconds East for a following-described real Highland View Donnie (WASTEWATER) BY 312,109 cubic yardsepth of---
-File Number 07-97PR I FOUND ONE HALF INCH tered against you for the distance of 238.78 feet property as set forth in BrakePark. AMENDING SECTION 1 material to a depth of
ing in RON ROD (NO IDENTIFI- relief demanded in the to the aforesaid South- said Final Judgement of DEFINITION, AMENDING 8-feet to provide access to
nding in the Circuit CATION) ON THE EAST- complaint or petition filed erly right of way line Foreclosure: Specifications can be ob- SECTION 2 BASE RATE, a proposed, upland cut New Feather Weight Mo-
VCourt for Gulf County, ERLY RIGHT OF WAY herein, for a distance of tained from the Clerk's Of- PROVIDE FOR REPEAL boat basin consisting of torized Wheelchairs At No
,Florida, Probate Division, LINE OF STATE ROAD 162.57 feet; thence go Lots 10 and. 11 of VIL- fice at the Gulf County OF ALL ORDINANCES IN 100 boat slips on the Gulf Cost to You if Eligible.
the address of which is NO. 30; IRON ROD LYING WITNESS my hand and South 29 degrees 50 LAGE AT MARINA COVE, Courthouse, Room 148, CONFLICT HEREWITH, County Canal, Gulf ance Acc& Privated. ENK Mo-
-Gulf County Courthouse, ON A CURVE CONCAVE the seal of this Court of minutes 24 seconds as recorded in Plat Book 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr., AND PROVIDING FOR AN County, Port St. Joe, Flor- bile Medical 1 (800)
1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. TO THE WESTERLY FOR GULF County, Florida, this East along said South- 4, Page 48, in the office of Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida, EFFECTIVE DATE. ida. 693-8896
Blvd, Port St. Joe, Florida THE POINT OF BEGINN- 27th day of December, erly right of way line the Clerk of the Circuit 32456. (850) 229-6112.
32456. The name and ad- ING; FROM SAID POINT 2007. for a distance of 20.00 Court of Gulf County, Flor-Questions should be di- All interested parties are
OF BEGINNING RUN feet to the Point of Be- ida, r rected to Grant Writer Lo- invited to attend and be This application is being
dsnents of ta UT.HEAS T E R LY CLERK OF CIRCUIT ginning. Said Parcel of retta Costin at (850) heard. Copies of said Or- processed and is available
snresentati ve'sd "t-t& XAlONGbABlD RIGHT OF COURT land lying and being in The successful bidder at 229-6144.odinance areon filecat the for public inspection dur-
ta v WAY LINE AND CURVE /s/Jasmine Hysmith Section 10, Township 4 the sale will be required tooru
.torney are set forth below. WITH A RADIUS OF DEPUTY CLERK South, Range 10 West, place the requisite state Please submit the original may be inspected by the 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., -0
5769.78 FEET, THROUGH Gulf County, Florida. documentary stamps on and (3) copies of the bid public during normal Monday through Friday, 3300
,.ALL INTERESTED PER- A CENTRAL ANGLE OF Publish January 10 & 17, ALSO: Being know as" the Certificate of Title. and indicate on the enve- working hours. except legal holidays, at
',SONS ARE NOTIFIED 00 DEGREES 05 MIN- 2008 Lot S-3. of an Unre- lope YOUR COMPANY CITY COMMISSION OF the Panama City Branch 20 foot 2005 Gooseneck
,'THAT: -0, UTES-59 SECONDS, FOR corded Subdivision as Date this December 19, NAME, that this is a THE CITY OF PORT ST. Office at 2353 Jenks Ave- Trailer rated for 12K
.- ... AN ARC DISTANCE OF developed by T.L.C. 2007. SEALED BID and include JOE, FLORIDA nue, Panama City, Florida pounds. Call Mary Lou
All persons on whom this 10'.04'FEET ('HORD OF IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, Properties the BID NUMBER. 32405. 227-1388.
-notice is served who have SAID ARC BEING SOUTH FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL Clerk of the Circuit Court
."objections that challenge 05 ,, DEGREES 32 CIRCUIT OF THE STATE Parcel ID#R Gulf County, Florida Proposals must be turned BY:Mayor-Commissioner Publish January 17, 2008
,the validity-ofthe will the MINUTES 35.SECONDS OF FLORIDA, IN AND 0156-006R s/Jasmine Hysmith in to the Gulf Coun Attest: Clerk
...iEctinoterEAST 10:.04' FEET); FOR GULF COUNTY As Deputy Clerk Clerk's Office at 1000 Attest: Clerk
qualification of the per- THENCE LEAVING SAID ANY LIENHOLDER Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Blvd., Housekeeper
.onal ,representative, EASTERLY RIGHT OF CASE NO.: 07-326CA CLAIMING AN INTEREST Publish January 17 & 24, Room 148, Port St. Joe, Publish: January 17,2008 Reference call 227-4986
.venue, or jurisdiction -of WAYJLNE RUN NORTH IN THE SURPLUS FUNDS 2008 Florida, 32456, by 4:30 Ask for Stacey
,.this Court are required to 89 DEGREES 39 MIN- VISION BANK, a Florida FROM THIS SALE, IF p.m., E.T, on Friday, Feb- PUBLIC NOTICE
S.file their objections 'with UTES 49SECONDS EAST Banking Corporation, ANY, MUST FILE A CLAIM ruary 1, 2008. Bids will P_________
this Court WITHIN THE FOR A DISTANCE OF f/k/a Wewahitchka State WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER Notice to Receive be opened at this location NOTICE IS HEREBY
..LATER OF THREE (3) 227.74 FEET; THENCE Bank THE SALE IN ACCORD- Sealed Bids on Monday, February 4, GIVEN that the City Com-
..MONTHS AFTER THE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 11 Plaintiff, ANCE WITH SECTION Bid #0708-11 2008 at 10:00 a.m., E.T. mission of the City of Port
,DATE OF THE FIRST MINUTES 33 SECONDS vs. 45.031 (1)(a), FLORIDA St. Joe, Florida, at its ETS & ANIMALS
'PUBLICATION OF THIS EAST FOR A DISTANCE DEBORAH A. EVERETT, STATUTES The Gulf County Tourist The Board reserves the meeting on the February / -, .
"NOTICE OR THIRTY'(30) OF 139.25 FEET; f/k/a DEBORAH A. HENS- Development Council will right to reject any and all 5, 2008, at 6:00 RM., EST, 2100 Pets
,DAYS AFTER IEH E THENCE SOUTH 89 DE- LEY HOLLOWAY And VIN- DATE this the 18 day of receive sealed bids from bids. in the regular Commission 2110 Pets: Free to
GROFES,48 MINUTES 25 CENT J. EVERETT, December, 2007. meeting room at the Mu- Good Home
.OFSERVICE ACPYSECONDS WEST FOR A Defendants, REBECCA L. NORRIS any qualified person, com- BILL WILLIAMS nicipal Building, Cecil G. 2120 Pet Supplies
"OF THIS NOTICE ON DISTANCE OF-, 216.56 NOTICE OF SALE Clerk of the Court pany, or corporation inter- CHAIRMAN Costin, Sr., Blvd., Port St. 2130 Farm Animals/
J .OF 216.56 ^N NNOTICEiShALE ClbofeCourte given ested0 in:Supplies.
THEM.' ,9-i ETO INT ON NOTICE is hereby given ested in: Joe, Florida, will consider 2140 Pets/Livestock EMP ENT
2 II .. 'L- S- I[D EASTERLY that, pursuant to an Order /s/Jasmine Hysmith Ad #2008-05 for final adoption an Or- wante
AI HcreditorInanedeP h hlarctyT17WAY LINE OF or Final Judgement en- Deputy Clerk- Hardwood nstallatin f Publish: January17 & 24, dinancewiththefollng 4100-Help Wanted
'dent and othaq sp o ,T 1AD 30; POINT tered in the above-styled Publish January 17 & 24, the New Tourist Devel- 2008 title: 4 4130 Eilpymint
.having claims or dprrmapry l'NQ,' ON A CURVE cause, I will sell at public 2007 opment Office AN ORDINANCE OF THE Information
-against decedent'sestate- CI'COAVE TO THE sale, to the highest and Plans, description of areas CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, 2100
on whom a copy of this WESTERLY; THENCE best bidder for cash, at to be installed and specifi- PUBLIC MEETING OF FLORIDA, AMENDING
noticee is served within NORTHWESTERLY the Gulf County Court- cations can be obtained at THE GULF COUNTY ORDINANCE #389
'-thir (3) monits afterthe ALQNG SAID RIGHT OF house, Front Lobby, 1000 IN THE FOURTEENTH cartons can be obtained at NVASSING BOARD (WATER) BY AMENDING
t'dret3)mth'stubi WAY LINE AND CURVE Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN Ramsey's Printing 209 CANVASSING BOARD (WATER) BY AMENDING
'date ofthe ,first publication WITH A RADIUS OF PortSt. Joe Florida, atthe AND FOR GULF COUNTY Reid Ave., Port St. Joe, GULF COUNTY SECTION 1. DEFINITION; Yorkie Puppieso
th must fe 5769.78 FEET THROUGH hour of 11:00 A.M., on the FLORIDA Florida 32456 7 tf VASSING BOARD WILL BASE RATE, PROVIDE FOR SALE
ai thisCourt A CENTRAL ANGLEOF 31 day of January, 2008, (850)-229-8997. ost for MEET AT 10:00A.M. ET. FOR REPEAL OF ALL OR- Adorable Yorkie Puppies
'WlHIN THEI- LATER-OF 01 DEGREES ,22 ,MIN- the property situated in CASE NO. 06-487 CA plans and specifications ON JANUARY 29, 2008, DINANCES IN CONFLICT AKC/CKCdorable Yorie Puppiered
THREE (3) MONTHS AF- UTES 54 SECONDS, FOR Gulf County, Florida, de- will be $1.05 per page and AT THE OFFICE OF THE HEREWITH AND PROVID- Going for $300. Email:
?TER THE DATE OF THE AN ARC DISTANCE OF scribed as: APALACHICOLA STATE this fee is nonrefundable. GULF COUNTY SUPERVI- ING FOR AN EFFECTIVE glennhennessey@ Heathcare/Other
'-F ,IST. PUBLICATION OF. 439.14 FEET (CHORp,,OF Parcel I: BANK, a Division of SOR OF ELECTIONS, 401 DATE. Healthcare/Other
"THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY SAID ARC BEING NORTH Commence at a light- Coastal Community Bank, Snecifications for Wood LONG AVENUE, PORT
.(30) DAYS AFTER THE 04 DEGREES 45 wood post marking the to be Provided and In- ST. JOE, FLORIDA. THIS All interested parties are The Gulf
#DATE OF SERVICE OF A MINUTES 09 SECONDS Northeast Corner. of Plaintiff, staed MEETING IS OPEN TO invited to attend and be County Health
'COPY OF THIS NOTICE WEST, 139.13 FEET) TO Section 10, Township 4 vs-. ,, E*-''..' NHECAN- heard. Copies of said Or- D artment
STHuM THE POINT OF BEGINN- South, Range 10 West, BA( i ooeD WILL dinance are on file at the ep
ON THEM. ING. CONTAINING 0.708 Gulf County, Florida; ERNEST B SS THE has one opening for a Ca-
So c f ACRES, MORE OR LESS. thence go South 00 de- G AALLOTS may be inspected by the reer Service (Benefits As-
grees 00 minutes 33 JOSEPHINEBin random. ENTIAL public during normal signed) Secretary Special-
*decedent and persons ALSO: seconds East along MERIAL LIM ,i -ish T PRIMARY working hours. ist based in Port St. Joe.
S aving claims or demands the East boundary line UNITED ECV CITY COMMISSION OF L i Annual salary range:
.gainst the decedent's es- LOT2 of said Section 10 (as AMERICA C f w aTHE THE CITY OF PORT ST. $16,751.28 $18,720.00
'tate must file their claims COMMENCE AT A FOUR monumented) for a THROUGH T ER JOE FLORIDA 3100 -Aniques Tbacco Grant Funded
"with this Court WITHIN INCH SQUARE CON- distance of 1723.39 NAL REVENUE SERVICE, optionT1 Heart Pine SENTEE' BALOTS AND 3110 Appliances Position: Must be
. -.THREE (3) MONTHS AF- CRETE MONUMENT (NO feet oa point of the Optiop Antiqued Heart TO CANVASS ALL RE- BY:Mayor-Commissioner 3120 Arts & Crafts Non-smoker and
TER THE DATE OF THE IDENTIFICAT /- S y ht oft -aj8M' Pal I TURNS AS NECESSARY. 3130 Auctions Non-Tobacco Product
S'FIRST PUBLICATION OF ING THE SUTI-WEST line oT a county Road Wood to be installed us- ABSENTEE BALLOTS Attest: Clerk 3140 Baby items user. Fingerprinting and
CORNER OF SECTION having a 66 foot wide NOTICE OF SALE ing the gluedownmethod FOR THE PRESIDENTIAL 3150 Building Supplies O/T Due To Emergency
oPREFERENCE'PRIMARY3160 Business Dutes Required; must
THIS NOTICE. 36, TOWNSHIP 8 SOUTH, right of way; thence oIS HEREBY usin g the Manufacturers FERENCE PRIMARY Publish: January 7, 2008 pent Duties Requir a ed ; must
SRANGE11 WEST, GULF North 60 degrees 33 NOTICE IS HEREBY using the Manufacturers publish January 17,2008 Equipment have advanced computer
"ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA AND. minutes 18 seconds GIVEN pursuant to a Final recommended installation ELECTION RECEIVED 3170 Collectibles skills. For information per-
AND OBJECTIONS NOT RUN NORTH 00 DE- West along said South- Judgement of foreclosure procedures and adhe- JANUARY 29, 2008 WILL SEALED BID NOTICE 3190 Electronics taining to this position,
..SO FILED WILL BE FOR- GREES 04 MINUTES 11 erly right of way line dated July 6, 2007 and en- sives. BE AVAILABLE FOR PUB- 3200 Firewood contact Lesia Hathaway at
-EVER BARRED. WEST, GULF COUNTY, for a distance f 373.68 tered in Civil Action No. LIC INSPECTION FROM The City of Mexico Beach 3210 Free Pass It On (850) 227-1276, ext. 149.
FLORIDA AND RUN feet; thence go North 06-487-CA of the Circuit Questions regarding the 9:00 A.M. UNTIL 10:00 has the following surplus 3220 -Furniture
,.The date of first publica- NORTH 00 DEGREES 04 29 degrees 50 minutes Court of the Fourteenth bid should be directed to A.M. ETON JANUARY 29, equipment available for 3230 Garage/Yard Sales This Agency is accepting
..ion of this Notice is Janu- MINUTES 11 SECONDS 24 seconds West along Judicial Circuit In and for the Tourist Development 2008 AT THE OFFICE OF imenah a able 3240 Guns electronic applications
"ary 10 2007. WEST ALONG THE WEST said right of way line Gulf County, Florida Office at (850) 229-7800. THE GULF COUNTY SU- through, te sale 3250 Good Things to Eat ony for ths position. Re-
BOUNDARY LINE OF for a distance of wherein the parties were PERVISOR OF ELEC- bid process. This sale 3260 Health &Fitness r to Requisition Number
SAID SECTION 36 FOR 326.82 feet; thence go the plaintiff, Apalachicola IO O ELEC shall be subject to any 3270 Jewelry/Clothing 64004035. Closing date is
.Attorney for Personal Rep- 2995.76 FEET; THENCE North 39 degrees 14 State Bank and the de- Completion of this project TIONS. AFTER THAT shall be subject to are sold 32 hry/ 31,2008
.resentative: LEAVING SAID WEST minutes 51 seconds fendants, Ernest Balogh, shall be 30 days from the TIME, THE PRBALLOTSSED and all lThis equipment 3280 Machinery Jauipmen
.Charles A. Costin BOUNDARY LINE RUN West for a distance of Jr., Gretchen L. Balogh, date the Notice to Pro- AND TABULATED. may be viewed at the 3300 Miscellaneous Apply at:
.:Post Office Box 98 SOUTH 89 DEGREES 16 162.57 feet for a Point Josephine B. Williams, ceed Is presented to the THOSE ABSENTEE BAL- Mexico Beach City Hall lo- 3310 Musical instmments
-.Port St. Joe, FL 32457 MINUTES 31 SECONDS of Beginning. From Merial Limited, and United successful bidder. LOTS RECEIVED AFTER cated on 14th Street and 3320 Plants & Shrubs/ for assistance, contact:
'Telephone: (850) EAST FOR 1063.53 FEET said Point of Beginn- State of America Acting 10:00 A.M. ESuppli. MAY BE he Mexico Beach City Su es People First at
*227-1159 TO A FOUND ONE HALF ing go South 50 de- Through the Internal Reve- Liquidated damages for EXAMINED FROM 2:00 Yard at the end of 22nd 3340 Sporting Goods
..Florida Bar No. 699070 INCH IRON ROD (NO grees 45 minutes 09 nue Service, I will sell to the failure to complete the RM.ET. UNTIL 7:00 RM. Street. Your bid is to be 3350- Tickets (Buy& Sell)
IDENTIFICATION) ON seconds West for a the highest andproject on the specified ET. AS THEY ARE RE-d to
-Personal Representative: THE EASTERLY RIGHT distance of 238.78 feet; der, for cash, at 11:00 date will be set at $25000 CEVED FOR PROCESS- dropped off or mailed to
Thoas L Owens OF WAY LINE OF STATE thence go North 39 de- a.m. (Eastern Time) on the date will be set at $250.00 CEIVED FOR PROCESS-Beach ty
.10 eiewDr ROAD NO. 30 FOR THE grees 14 minutes 51 24 day of January, 2008, per day. BE PULLED UNTIL AFTER Hall; hand delivered bids
101 RivermviewDr. POINT OF BEGINNING; seconds West for a at the front door of the 7:0 PML ET JANUARY 118 Nh 14d street and
Wewahitchka, Fl. 32465 FROM SAID POINT OF dstanceof163.65feet; Gulf County Courthouse, Please submit your origi- 97:00 THE CM., E JANVASSING mailed bids P.O. BoxRY 118 N. 14th Street and
BEGINNING RUN NORTH tnence go North 41 de- Port St. Joe, Florida, the nal bid plus (3) copies, in- BOARD MAY NEED TO 13425, Mexico Beach, FL
'IN THE CIRCUIT COURT 89 DEGREES 39 MIN- grees 47 minutes 44 following-described real dicate on the envelope RECONVENE ON FEBRU- 32410. Bids must be re- D
OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL UTES 49 SECONDS EAST seconds East for a dis- property as set forth in YOUR COMPANY NAME, ARY 8 TO CANVASS ANY ceived by 4:00 p.m. (CST)
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR FOR 350.18 FEET TO A tance of 241.73 feet to said Final Judgement of that this is a SEALED BID, OVERSEAS ABSENTEE Thursday, January 31,
.GULF COUNTY FLORIDA FOUND ONE HALF INCH the aforesaid South- Foreclosure: and include the BID NUM- BALLOTS RECEIVED BY 2008. Bids will be opened
GENERAL JURISDICTION IRON ROD AND CAP NO. erly right of way line; BER THAT DATE. THE MEET- at the Mexico Beach City
"DIVISION 1999; THENCE SOUTH 04 thence go South 39 de- Lot Three (3), in Block ING WILL BE AT THE OF-
DEGREES 57 MINUTES grees 14 minutes 51 Ninety-seven (97), Unit Bids will be received until FICE OF THE GULF 2at 20 pd m F CbTar DB
CASE NO: 2007-281-CA 23 SECONDS EAST FOR seconds East along No. 4 of St. Joseph's Ad- E rid CO E 2008 at 2:00 p.m (CST).
150AS7 FEET TO A said Southerly right of edition of the City of Port JOF ELECTIONS. THE The highest bid above the REPAIR D& D Landscaping. Fall
S-THE BANK OF NEW FOUND ONE HALF INCH way line for a distance St. Joe, according to the January 25, 2008, at DATE AND TIME WILL BE minimum shall be ASE certified, repairs @ Clean UpRake Leave,
S'-YORK, AS TRUSTEE IRON ROD (NO IDENTIFI- of 201.28 feet to the Official Map or Plat on file Gulf County Clerk's Office, POSTED AT THE OFFICE awarded. For information home, business, or Clean Gutters, Tree Tnrm-
PLAINTIFF, CATION); THENCE Point of Beginning. in the Office of the Clerk of Gulf County Courthouse, OF THE SUPERVISOR OF regarding this equipment, roadside, towing available, ming, Storm windows in-
'VS. SOUTH 89 DEGREES 48 Said Parcel of land ly- Circuit Court, Gulf County, 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr ELECTIONS AND AN- contact Troy Williams, Wewa beaches and stalled and handy work or
WAYNE E. ROWLETT ET MINUTES 25 SECONDS ing and being in Sec- Florida. Blvd.., Room 148, Port St. NOUNCED AT THE CON- Public Works Director Cape, Maint. Dan @ 227-8225
AL., WEST FOR 133.97 FEET; tion 10, Township 4 Joe, Florida 32456. Bids CLUSION OF THE JANU- (850) 527-8584. Call Dan at 227-8225 ---- -
SDEFENDANT(S) THENCE NORTH 00 DE- South, Range 10 West, The successful bidder at will be opened at this ARY 29 MEETING. 1994 Jeep Chero-
GREES 11 MINUTES 35 Gulf County, Florida. the sale will be required to same location on Monday, NOTE: SECTION kee 4X4 VIN #
'NOTICE OF ACTION SECONDS WEST FOR A ALSO: Being know as place the requisite state January 28, 2008, at 10:00 286.0105, FLORIDA STAT- 1J4F68SORL234127, min.
CONST RcTIV, 8RV EET 'TH ,OF 1'325 eLot. of an Unre- documentary ...Tstamps o P N DEDES TOAT OLD MAIDS
,ICE / -, % P,. IT, ; ENCE S0UT1 pored' Subdivision as the Certificatepf'Tttle-' ,,i .,' T PERSON DECIDES TO IF A $1,000 W
-TO: WAYN RWL TT UTES 49 SEQN3 S eled by T.L.Prbpertes Date this 11th day pfDe- The Board of County APPEAL ANY DECISION ac6ormi ,000BYTHEB NC RE et
'-whose residence is un- WST FOR A DISTANCE '. cember, 2007OR COMMISSION WITH 7.8LT Engine, min. Cleaning Service In ING SERVICE. Perfect al-
f NS o ce at a Igh HON. REBE L. NO t i accept TER CONSIDERED AT A Garbage Truck years, honest, depend- 4 legged kids. Referred by
be dead, the unknown de- EASTERLY RIGHT OF wood post marking the RIS, CLERK OF COURT and/or reject any or all MEETING OR HEARING, Frame with wheels, min. abgood loca references sitter/pet owner. Does
fendants who may be WAY LINE OF STATE Northeast Corner of bids, and to accept the bid HE OR SHE WILL NEED A $800 Residential vacation home visits while you are
*-spouses, heirs, devisees, ROAD 30; POINT LYING Section 10 Township 4 /S/By: Jasmine Hysmith that in their judgment will RECORD OF THE PRO- Engine for dredge, rentals. Free Estimates. away. In business 7 years.
g"rantees, assianees. ON A CURVE CONCAVE South, Range 10 West, Deputy Clerk be in the best interest of CEEDINGS, AND THAT, s855 mni $0nn 'o_ '., 0oo7_1 Call Dan 227-8225

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CiF,:IdiSouth 0 d Publish'1 Steel. Hull boat,

4100 4100 4130 6100 6140 6140 7100 7190 8210
Advertising/Mkg/PR Drivers. Clerical St. Joe Beach, Nice 2 br, Port St Joe near schools, Panhandle Steal5 large
n Administrative FOR.Dr Pvr,,e beachr TAFB, all appliances, 3 br 2.5 ba, recently re- lots, 27 acres total in
Advertising Sales Driver Trainees Earn $12-$48/hour 850 ft wareh Pelican Walk Real Estate modeled 2$75,000 und080sf Hpr/C gatd community in FL$265K. 1987 Proline 27
-Ad sales and delivery per- NEEDED Benefits/Paid Training. $eoen1780 Grouper Ave. 2 br, 850-647-2473050 9er Walk Around
A tsig 80 value. Asking $259,000. fin. avail. Call (866) Cuddy Cabin
son sought for Franklin No CDL? No Problem Many Government Posi w/offie in Port St Joe 1 ba. $595mont+ $400 lue g $259,000 fin availCall(866) CuddyCabin
County publication. Small Earn up to $900/wk. tions Available Now $400/mo including tax. deposit No pets. -755-6766 With V-Berth fresh water
ostipendt plus commission. Home weekends with Homeland Security, Cleri- Highland View ._ s~ ink, Port-A-potty, rod
Part time or full. Marketing TMC. Company endorsed cal/Admin, Law Enforce- Call 814-7400 850-229-6825 White Cty, big 3 br 2 bai sorageo withyc ro
'to local businesses by CDLTraining. ment, Wildlife and more. Whte City, big 3 br 2 7a, storage wuit n 4 customsul
phone and in person. Mail 1-866-280-5309 1800-320-9353, Ext FP decks p.1 block from 7110 cockpit enclosure-clear, 2
resume to PO Box 4753 dep. Call 647-8722 or 3 br, 3.5 ba Home in aerated live wells & b
Eastpoint, FI. 32328 S .- Post Office Now Hiring.6110 2500sf, 3 br, 2 ba, se- 527-6822 Barefoot Cottages Devel- washdown hose2 bilge
Avg. Pay $20/ hour or cluded on 1.5 acres, just opment, pools, hot tubs, "p a,.
$57K annually including For Rent remodeled. Must See! playground are amenities and
SHealthcare/herapy Federal Benefits and OT. many more amenities* Twin 1.8 Lt. OMC
HeaLthcareherapy Federal Benefits and 2 bedroom apartment a 1 $975 Mo. CR 30 -2 5.Gulf 6170 Seller is Motivatedl Keller AOMTOnIE MARnE t seadrives (outboards) less
Li Physic Paid Training, Vacations. 1/2 bath. Across the road County 850-227-2185. Williams Town & Country ECR ToAl than 200 hrs on rebuilt
Healthcare/Other Physial T/FT 1 USWA 866-483-0923 from the beach. Realty, Tenesa Keillor @ 8100 Antique & Collectibles powerheads, many spare
Therapist Asst. USWA 8201 Pelican Walk in St. -' R (850)445-6289 8110-Cars parts (lower unit, power
The Gulf Home health in Gulf Co.Joe Beach Call 647-6320 8120 Sports Utility Vehicles packs, stators, rectifiers,
Count Health PT, flex hrs. Generous Per 2 br, 1 b, 118 Narvaez House for Sale 8130- Trucks etc.
County Health visit reimbursement. Call Ave. Port St. Joe beach, House for Sale 8140-Vans
reimbursement. Call PSJ: 2 br, 2 ba 8140 -CVans
Department Kay 340-0271 or email re- br 2 2 $550/mo 4 dep. No pets. 410 5th St. Mexico Beach, 8150 Commercial Electronics:
has one opening for a Ca- sume to Very Nice Apt in nice Soutrm co ~s=am ,cn 850-229-6825 FL, 4 BLOCKS TO 8160 Motorcycles Ray marine pathfinder, 26-
reer Service (Benefits As- Geoghagans@fairpoint. neighborhood, close to LOEACHM Fr Rent 14x70 Mobile B 2 LOTS 8170 Auto Parts mile scan radar & GPS
signed) Health Educator net. schools. Rare availabil- For Rent, 14x70 Mobile 10 x 121.46 x 116.28 x & Accessories
Consultant based in Port WeblD#33973161 ity $750mo negotiable. Home, 2 br CH&A, clean 148.84 8210- oa t ercraf with dual screen and
Constant based in Port Web850-D#33973161 227- 5883 Brand new 2 ,br 2.5 ba & furnished, at Simmons Beautiful Beach House, 8220 Personal Watercraft C-chip capability, sitexso-
St. Joe. Annual salary 1200 sq ft cottages in Bayou. Call 850-229-6495 1935 sft Beah House, and 230 Sailboats nar color fishfnder with
range: $28,093.00 JOB NOTICE exclusive Barefoot Cot- 1935 sq.ft. heated and 8240- Boat & Marine speed & mileage display,
$35,000.00. Tobacco 5100 Busin tagesComminit y.cooled. House is 4 yrs. Supplies all new instrumentation on
Grant Funded Positioort 5100- Businessi ages communities. old. Four bedroom, 2 8310 Aircraft/Aviation dash, 2 VHF radios,
Must be Non-smoker The City of Port t. Joe 5110s Oppornit d ar wod floorch s. baths. Screen Room. The 8320 -ATV/0Off Road Vehicles AM/FM CD player (fresh
and Non-Tobacco Prod- accepting applications for 5110 Moneyto Lend 6130 house and recreation 8330 Campers Trailers water boat) kept in dry
uct user. Fingerprinting the following positions: peting, tiled kitchen Lot 14 at Bryants Landing. house and recreation 8330-Campers & Trailers water boat) kept in dry
uct user. Fingerprinting the following positions: counter, full size stack 2 br 2 baC/Afurn room along with all bed- 8340- Motorhomes dock or covered slip twin
Sand O/T Due To Emer- washer & dryer. Ameni- W/D hkup, Carport roomshave been ceram axle galvanized trailer.
gency Duties Required; Min eo r0ties: two pools & hot w/storage. $625.95 mo ictiled. Walk-in clos ets ,$20K. Call 865-216-3434.
must have a Masters De- Maintenance Worker, 5100 ies:layrounds com Iwater/Sewer.No$ pts some furniture will stay,
gree in a Social Services Parks and Cemeteries Attention! Wanted: 29 Se- 1000 sf office/residential munity building with ex- Closeto boat ramp. 1/2 compltely tiled through- 120
related field. For informa- Maintenance Worker, rious people to Work from space, Carrabelle, FL. ercise equipment. Pet blk to Locky Lake & Chip- out, heat pump has been
Ltion pertaining to this posi- Wastewater Home using a Computer. $600/mo e friendly equ smoking. oPet bloa rivcky Lake &r. Chip- salt spray dipped so no Jeep
tion, contact Lesia Hatha- Salary $10.50 Up to $1,500 $5,000 PT/ 850-562-4996 WATER & SEWER ARE 850-227-3777 l corrsion will occur attic
way at (850) 227-1276, FT. PAID. Avail now $1,150 -- space. Recreation room Cherokee '92
ext. 149. .Applications er month. PleaseCall RV Lot 16 x 24 with cypress wood 4x4, runs good $2000.
e Appicatons available nerate to $5K 850)229-1350. $200 Month on the ceiling and walls, Call 648-4618 or 227-5887
This Agency is accepting at City Hall. Please return Weekly Returning Phone _________________ more inventory cur- 850-639-5721 d O e sw a 2002Cap Horn 22' Bay
electronic applications applications to the Munici- Calls. No Explaining. No 6140 rently offering reduced 850-639-5721 deep well. 12 x 20 Boat2 02Cape Horn nBay
only for this position. Re- pal Building, 305 Cecil I n et 1.5 new carpetfor st RV Space for rentprivate shed and 12 x 20 Storage cean Pro, Minnk rol 1911 Cypress Ave. Large www.SothernCoastal.c lot with 1 room cottage coveriingunit. Concrete ing motor, Garmin GPS
64004034. Closing date is Joe, Florida 32456. Poesi- f ened yard with deck. rge o with.full bath 9452 Olive walkways, awning over all 8160 and fishfinder, T-top,
January 1, 2008. tions will be openuntil Learn To Earn St. Beacon Hill Call Dan doors, fence railing alongtereo dual tandem per-
filled. All applicants must ASubstantial full-time school. $875/mo. + 1st & FOR RENT 850-227-8225 walkways around house. 2003 Yamaha 1100 V-Star ce tiler,
Applyat: present a valid Florida incomeheworkingart Ready for the summer and Classic, hard krome pipes, w/13" draft, excellent
present a valid Florida income while working part last mo rent dep. 1 yr (PORT ST. JOE) family and quests, will Mustang seat, windshield, $al Driver License and Social time at home. Not MLM. lease. Call 648-8629 or oR 2 J any ms a 3l bag MtS bARC condition ready to
for assistance contact: security Card at time of Call 1-800-473-7463 867336 3 br, 2 ba, CH/A, $875mo sle m isa ddl bag, fobr $90 Cal 850-'
People First at application 87- _33 2 br, 1 ba, $650mo 325,000.00 MUST SACRI- helmet, many extras, 639-6149a
877-562-7287 application. -- NO PETSI 229-1215 Trailer or Camper lots in FICEFOR HEALTH REA- '$6500 obo. 850-
T ot okin For A Highland View. $170mo, SONS, can email pictur- 227-8274.
TheCiyfenforces a Drug-Free REAL Home rMexico Bch 3 blocks from no util, dbl lot $300mo esemail us at:
WnforkplceBaeb10sihnled PlcB dedicated beach. 3 br, 2 Please call 850-227-1260
an Equicy an Based Business? 3 br, 2 ba House, ba:1400sf withencosed
Healthcare/Other Opportunity/Affirmative How about a program with Screened porch,gas fire- back porch, Sep. office/ Mry and Tom Price 334
Action Employer. no 'calling, no selling, No place, storage, large yard, workrm Near TAFB
products and is not MLM? close to town & shopping. $850mo, util not included.
The Gulf Publish And oh, by the way, you Furnished/ Unfurnished. $850dep. 850-227-2549/ 0 "
County Health Publish January 17, 2008 can make $500-$3,500 a 9th Street, Port St. Joe 850-867-0371-
Deartment dayl $725 mo. 227-9154 after 7120
Dprm n5pm or leave message. Mexico Beach 2 br 2 ba
has one opening for a Ca- Researcher Position canal Front w/boat slip &
reer Service (Benefits As- Available. FT/PT. No expe- garage, fenced yard with REAE
signed) LPN based in Port rience. Will train. gorument kitchen, like
St. Joe. Annual salary Other 1-800-303-4125, 00 new condition, 1 year 710o-Homes
range: $23,645.18 lease $1500mo. Call 7110 Beach Home/ 216 7th Commercial
$24,960.00. Tobacco RENTAL PROPERTY 216 7th St. Port St. Joe. 4 lease, $5mo. Call Property building large conference
Grant Funded Position: MANAGER ,rbr 2 ba, large LR .& 850-2299353 7120 Commercial room, 4 private office
Must be Non-smoker Looking for reliable real kitchen, enclosed porch, Mexico Beach, 2BR, 1BA 710- aCnoohoues rooms storage/computer
and Non-Tobacco Prod- estate company or indi- 3-car car port, enclosed Gulf View, just remodeled, 7150- Lots and Acreage entrances sep rear den
uct user. Fingerprinting vidual who manages prop- back yard, close' tO furnished, long or short 7180-Mobile Homes/Lots trance 3-car car port n
and O/T Due To Emer- erties for long term (not schools, Bay & parks. Lot term, $850-$1200 mo, 7170- Waterfrontrt
gency Duties Required; vacation) lease rentals. size 50x185. $875/mo w/1 850-532-1313 or 7180- Investment rear + additional parking,
must have computer ex- House is on St. George Is- yr lease & 1 mo dep. Call Property storage shed new 200
perience. For information land, 2 br, 1 ba. 648-8629 or 867-3336 7100- Out-of-Town AMP system, lot size
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Paradise Cove 1BR/1BA in St. Joe Beach $525 month plus
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* The Gulf County Sheriff's a warrant for violation of
office. will be' conducting probation he stopped and
vehicle safety checkpoints arrested Williams.
and DUI check points during On 01/05 deputies
the month of January 2008. responded to a physical dis-
'he check points will be held turbance in the Wewahitchka
throughout the county to area, upon their arrival they
include Highway 98 near St. found that the victim had been
Joe Beach,; Highway 98 and stabbed in the shoulder area.
Garrison Aye, C-30! mons They alsofound thatthe sus-
lBayou, .Highway 7 ofloth of i hadiattempted to burn
White' City, Hig yJy-P2 d'lid thV',Actim's trucks by kicking
Highway 22A- ),If "i lit logs under thetruck. They
and Westarfi&e.I, ,. U1461. located the sUrifeet James
71 Dalkieth Area and Highway Steven Crumbley, 47, and
71 near the Calhoun County arrested him for aggravated
Line. battery and arson.
On 01/08 Leroy Penny
On 01/04 Elizabeth Ann Brake turned himself in on
Mann, 26, was arrested on a warrant for Possession of a
multiply warrants from Bay firearm by a: convicted felon.
County for Grand Theft and On 01/05 Investigators
Uttering Forged Instruments. attempted to stop a vehicle
On 01/04 deputy driven by Thomas Peel White,
observed Darcell Devon 42, he is a suspect in several
Williams at a local fast food burglaries in the Wewahitchka
restaurant, knowing he had area. White stopped his vehi-

cle in a yard on Luke Ford
Road and ran into the woods.
K9 units from the Sheriffs
Office and Gulf Correctional
Institute responded to the
location and searched for
White. Several hours later
a hunter saw White cross a
road on a hunting lease at the
end of Luke Ford Road, his
foot prints were located on
a dirt road and the K9 unit
from the prison located him
in the woods several minutes
later. White was arrested on
a violation of probation war-
rant from Alabama, resisting
without violence and sever-
al traffic violations, further
charges are expected to be
On 01/08 Anthony. W
Parks, 34, was arrested on a
child support warrant from
Indian River County as he
was being released for Gulf
Correctional Institute.
On 01/09 deputies were

dispatched to a disturbance
call in the Wewahitchka area.
As he approached the area he
observed Alice Renee Causey,
36, driving away from the
area. He followed the vehicle
and stopped it for several traf-
fic violations. While talking
with Alice Causey he noticed
the odor or an alcoholic bev-
erage about her person. Alice
Causey was arrested for DUI,
battery on a law enforcement
officer, harassing or teasing a
police dog and violation of a
condition release.
On 01/09 deputies
observed Germaine Marion
Givens, 35, riding a bike on
Martin Luther King Blvd,
after a short chase he was
arrested on six warrants for
sale of crack cocaine.
On 01/09 Jessie Dean
Brown 27 was arrested, on
warrants for failure to pay
child support.

During the week of
01/03-01/10 Gulf County
Dispatchers received 365
calls including 41 calls for
emergency medical services
and one structure fire. Gulf
County Deputies had 274
calls during that time peri-
od including serving 55 civil
papers, 41 traffic stops in

Gulf Man

State Attorney Steve
Meadows announces the con-
viction, in Gulf County Circuit
Court, of Bennie Robledo,
on two counts of Attempted
2nd Degree Murder and two
counts of Aggravated Battery.
A three male, three female
jury deliberated about one
hour before finding Robledo,
WM, DOB: 2-3-1938, of Jo
Anne Lane, Tallahassee, guilty
in the October 13, 2006, stab-

which seven citations and 34
warnings were issued. TheyI
responded to 37 calls from,
citizens with questions or
concerns, 24 disturbances,
five criminal mischief com-"
plaints, four burglaries, four
reports of alleged child abuse a
and 104 miscellaneous calls
for service.


bings of Charles Williams and
his then 13-year old grand-
son, Michael Arthur, near the.
Highland View Bridge. The
defendant, who was accompa-
nied by his brother under the
bridge, claimed self-defense.
Sentencing is set for
February 7, at 9 a.m., EST.
Each count is a second-
degree felony, punishable by
up to 15 years in prison.

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10B Thursday January 17 2 FL Established 1937

The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, January 17, 2008 111B

Special Birthday at LuLu's

The charms of Port St.
Joe appeal to even the very
Last Friday, young
Laurabelle Corbin came
from Panama City with
family and friends to cel-
ebrate her eighth birthday at
LuLu's Sweet Expectations
in the Port City Shopping
Center at the corner of U.S.
98 and Marina Drive.
According to her par-
ents, Melonie and Stewart
Corbin, Laurabelle "met and
fell in love with Miss LuLu
(Louise Gainnie, owner of
LuLu's Sweet Expectations)
and Port St. Joe" in the
summer of 2006.
While seven little girls
screamed and played Red
Rover with Mr. Corbin, wait-
ing for the party to begin,
Mrs. Corbin related the

story behind her daughter's
birthday visit.
The family had visited
the area for several years,
she said, and her daughter
fell in love with the town and
its people. "She has been
planning her party here
for the past seven or eight
months," Mrs. Corbin said.
"She is so excited."
Laurabelle said she
liked the town itself and
especially the marina. As
part of the celebration she
and her family had sailed
over from Panama City in
their boat, which they had
done several times previ-
To the enjoyment of
other customers, the girls
gathered at tables along the
big glass storefront inside
LuLu's for cake and candy.

Laurabelle Corbin (in the balloon chair) celebrates her
eighth birthday with family and friends in Port St. Joe.

Arts & Culture Calendar r A

The Arts & Culture
Calendar is a service of Gulf
Alliance for Local Arts and
a courtesy of The Star and
The mission of the Arts
Alliance is to coordinate,
encourage and promote the
arts, as well as arts educa-
tion in Franklin, Gulf and
east Bay counties.
To include your art and
cultural happenings on our
cultural calendar or for more
information on Gulf Alliance
f6r Local Arts call 227.4960
or visit

Friday, January 18,
Artistic Journeys: The
Different Art of Three
Women, Amelia G. Tapper
Center for the Arts Gallery
Meet the artists at the
Opening Reception, Friday,
January 18, 5 pm to 7
pm. "The Different Art of 3
Women" features the mul-
timedia works of local art-
ists Heather Parker, Paulette
Perlman, and Leslie Wentzell.
On exhibit January 18
through. February 8 at the
Amelia Tapper Gallery, Gulf
Coast Community College,
Panama City campus. The
exhibit showcases the differ-
ences in artists' views, even
when the artists share simi-
larities. The'three exhibit-
ing artists are transplants
to the Panhandle and were
paired up ,by GCCC Asst.
Professor of Art, Tammy
Marinuzzi, following an open
call for exhibit submissions
in spring 2007. This is the
first showing at the GCCC
campus for each of the art-

January 18, 19, 20,
23, "Bully", Dixie Theatre,
David Poirier returns
to- recreate this wonderful
character after a success-
ful limited engagement at
the Dixie in March, 2007.
This brilliant play captures
the essence of Theodore
Roosevelt as politician, envi-
ronmentalist, soldier, hus-

band and father. Plenty of
laughs, a few tears and' an
entertaining evening with
one of the most important
and fascinating figures in
American history. Reserved
Seating, Tickets $20
For more information,
please call (850) 653-3200.

Saturday, January 19,
"The other side of John and
Tom", Sunset Coastal Grill,
Port St. Joe
No it's not a play, it's
our local favorites John
Mazz and Tom Hoffer play-
ing a softer, more laid back
version of what they call
"fossilrock", (you know the
good "coffee house" stuffl.
Kudos to Patti and Dewey
for supporting local artists
by committing to six months
of live music! Support local
businesses who support the
Arts! Every Saturday from
7:30 pm til 10 pm, Sunset
Coastal Grill.

Monday, January 21,
Museum Opening, David W.
Jones Gymnasium, Port St.
Commissioner Nathan
Peters invites you to the
grand opening celebration
of the George Washington
Elementary/High School,
Museum. Ribbon Cutting
to follow Grand Opening
Celebration. 1 p.m. 303
Peters Street, Port St. Joe.

Friday, Saturday and
Sunday, January 25 27,"
Greater Tuna", Firehouse,
Panhandle Players

Present "Greater Tuna" by
Jaston Williams, Joe Sears,
Ed Howard

January 25 and 26 8
p.m., and January 27 3
Eastpoint Firehouse,
Tickets available by calling
(850) 670-8261.

Friday, Saturday, Sunday
& Wednesday,January 25,
26, 27, 30 "Senator Sam",
Dixie Theatre, Apalachicola
Watergate, McCarthyism,
The Scopes Monkey Trial,
World War I, Southern
Heritage and Tradition.
One "country lawyer" from
Morganton, North Carolina
played a major role in all of
these events and his name
was Sam Ervin, Jr. The play
takes the audience on a jour-,
ney through this amazingly
witty character's life that was
filled with tragedy, confron-
tation and a lot of humor.
The Asheville Citizen Times
says "... (this) play will leave
the audience asking: where
is Senator Sam (or his likes)
now that we really need him?"
Reserved Seating, Tickets'
$20.For more information,
please call (850) 653-3200.

Sunday, January 27,
Synergy Brass Quintet,
Historic Trinity Church,
The anticipated return
of this unique ,and high-
energy chamber group pres-
ents music of all periods
- from ancient to modern.
Artists in residence at the
Episcopal Arch Diocese of

Massachusetts, this group
tours across the United
States and has performed
at major festivals such as
Ravinia and Tanglewood.
Admission donation $2.00.

Workshops & Classes
Creative Fitness! Hip
Hop Dance, Mixed Martial
Arts & more,Uptempo Sports
& Fitness, Port St. Joe
Try something new!
Check these out: Intro to
Boxing Mixed Martial Arts,
Hip Hop Dance,
Intermediate Yoga, Parent
/ Toddler Pilates, Beginner
Yoga, Beginner Ball
Class,Yogalates Conditioning
with Plyometrics Kickboxing
A Little This 'n' That.
CALL 229-1525 for info or
stop by 317 WILLIAMS AVE

Tuesday Jan 22, Acrylic
Painting Workshop, Palm
Tree Books, Port St. Joe
One night! Participants
create their own version of
'Antiquity", acrylic on 16 x
20 canvas, under the Instruc-
tion of Heather Parker, visual
artist and art instructor."$35
per person. 6:30 to 9:30.
Acrylic paints, canvas, and
all supplies provided. Email
for a photo of the project
Register and more info
Jamie Smith 850-229-9277,

Wednesday, January
23, Sign up for Education

Encore, Art ( & other)
workshops, Gulf Coast
Community College, Port St.
Your invited to an infor-
mal orientation reception at
1 PM, roomA101 at the Gulf/
Franklin Center. Classes
begin January 28 and run for
6 consecutive Mondays. All
adults are invited to attend,
only $60 for up to 3 classes!
Drawing 1 & 2, Photography,
watercolor, local history,
flower arranging and more!
Call 872.3823, check your
local paper or log on to www.

Thursday, January 24th,
Acrylic Painting Workshop,
Prickly Pears Gallery, Mexico

Our first painting work-
shop was a blast so we're
doing it again. You can create
your own version of "Peace",
acrylic on 16 x 20 canvas,
under the instruction of
Heather Parker, visual artist
and art instructor. All sup-
plies and canvas are includ-
ed. Light refreshments will
be served. The cost is $40
per person. Space is limited
so prepayment is required.
Email painterparker@ for a photo of the
project ideas
Just give us a call or

stop by to reserve your
space.6:00 p.m. Central.
To speak to the art--
ist call Heather Parker at
850-249-9295 or email her-
at painterparker@yahoo.

January 31, "Floral.
Design Techniques,Petals by_
the Bay, Port St. Joe e
Hands on floral design
workshop. 6:00 7:00pm
$30,00 (Includes Instruction;
and Materials) Please con;-
tact Clay Keels at Petals-by:
the Bay
for more info / sign up
227-1564 or petalsbythe- -,

Calling All Readers: ,

Palm Tree Books is*
looking for interested read-
ers to join Book Clubs iri-
the new year. Adults and'
young readers are welcome,-
Morning and 'afternoon
times available. Discounti-
on book selections, gourmet
coffee and seating for the
whole crowd!
Palm Tree Books &
other cool stuff, 306 Reid
Avenue, Port St. Joe
(850) 229-9277

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12B Thursday, January 17, 2008 The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Established 1937 Serving Gulf County and surrounding areas for 70 years

The Miss Forgotten Coast
-Christmas Pageant was held
-Saturday Dec. 15 at the Port
St. Joe elementary school
The highest awards in
the entire pageant were the
.Ultimate and Hospitality
Queens, who were crowned
with a large full round crown,
custom red and white velvet
robes, custom banners, half-
dozen roses and a three-foot
Breanna Murray was the
Ultimate Grand Supreme
-Queen, the highest score in
the entire pageant. Krista
Fuller was Hospitality Queen,
*after she sold the most ads
ih the entire pageant.
There were three Grand
Supreme Queens, for having
the highest score inthe three
age divisions in the entire
pageant. They were crowned
with a very nice heavy jew-
eled six-inch crown, robes,
custom banner and three-
foot trophy.
Kaylee Easter was Grand
Supreme Queen in the age 0-4
division. Hulya Reisaglu was
Grand Supreme Queen in
the age 4-13 division, and
Melissa Pace was Grand
Supreme Queen in the age
14 and Up division.
Breanna Murray was
crowned Super Model, for
having the highest score in

the photogenic category, and
won a large crown and banner
as well as a free photo shoot
with A-1 Beach Photography
by Georgette Colson.
Skylar Clayton was
crowned Cover Miss, for hav-
ing sold the most votes in the
pageant and was crowned
with a six-inch crown, ban-
ner and trophy.
Chandler Topham was
the only King, and took home
every award in his division
ages 24 to 35 months.
Zoey Metcalf, in age 0-9
months, and Mason Pace, for
age 19-20 months, both took
home all.
In age 3-4 yrs Kaylee
Easter was crowned overall
Queen, and for sportswear,
swimwear, photogenic and
best smile, hair and person-
ality. Madison Whitten was
crowned Mini Queen and best
dress, and Sklyar Clayton
was crowned Christmas
Queen, overall princess
and prettiest eyes.
In age 5-6, Breanna
Murray was crowned Overall
Queen, Christmas Queen,
photogenic, best dress, per-
sonality, smile, hair and eyes,
while Krista Fuller was
crowned Mini Queen and
In age 7-8, Alexis Combs
was crowned Overall Queen,
Christmas Queen, photo-

The three Grand Supreme Queens in the Miss Forgotten
Coast Christmas Pageant were, from left, Hulya Reisaglu,
Melissa Pace and Kaylee Easter. Photo courtesy of Georgette

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genic, best personality and
smile, while Aston Childress
was crowned Mini Queen and
prettiest eyes.
In age 9-10, Hulya
Reisoglu was crowned Overall
Queen, Christmas Queen,
photogenic, sportswear &
best dress, while Skyla Obee
was crowned Mini Queen,
swimwear, best smile and
best hair,
In age 11 to 13, Katie
Curry won all, while in age
14 to 16, Amber Nations
was crowned Overall Queen,
Christmas Queen, best dress,
smile and eyes, and Heather
Brinkmeir was crowned Mini
Queen, photogenic, best per-
sonality and hair. Shelby
Lipscombs was crowned
Overall Princess, and won
sportswear, while Sky
Hudson was crowned Mini
In age 17 to 19, Madeline
Kidney was crowned
Overall Queen, Christmas
Queen, sportswear, swim-
wear, best personality, smile,
hair and eyes, and Kayla
Thompson was crowned
Mini Queen, photogenic and
best dress.
In age 20-29 Miss, Lacy
Lowery was crowned Overall
Queen, Christmas Queen
and photogenic, and in 20-29

Mrs. Division, Melissa Pace
was crowned Overall Queen,
Christmas Queen and pho-
"This was a very tight
race, all the scores was so
close it was shocking," said
Colson. 'Another panel of
judges would have made a
difference and someone else
could have been tops. Every
girl was very stunning
and beautiful!"
Colson and Hopper
thanked every contestant
and their families for helping
to make the pageant a suc-
cess. They also thanked the
22 businesses from Franklin
and Gulf counties who gave
away gift certificates for door
prizes, as well as Port St. Joe
Elementary Principal Mrs.
Ramsey and Don Rich for the
nicest and most convenient
facility usage in the area.
They also thanked those
businesses who partici-
pated in buying hospitality
ads from contestants which
helped them win the best
awards in the whole pageant,
and helped the directors
to give all those large nice
awards to all.
"Carry your crown and
banner with pride and mor-
als," said Colson.

The Hospitality Queen Breanna Murray was
for the Miss Forgotten Coast the Ultimate Grand Supreme
Christmas Pageant was Krista Queen in the Miss Forgotten
Fuller. Photo courtesy of Coast Christmas Pageant.
Georgette Colson. Photo courtesy of Georgette

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Democracy -

From Page 1B

Matty said she wrote her
essay with Gulf County vet-
erans in mind, and is slight-
ly concerned that it might
not have mass appeal.
"I didn't really think of
big city judges, so it's kind

of down home and simple,"
said Matty, who is nonethe-
less confident in her speech's
"I think I have as a good
a chance as the next guy or
girl," she said.

The Winning Essay

"My Role in Honoring
America's Veterans"
By Molly Matty
"I1 pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States
of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one
nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for
all" is the simple saying I've repeated hand-over heart,
2,100 times in my life-at least once for each school day
of the last 12 years I've attended school. Though my loca-
tion, my voice, my demeanor, my style, and my speech
skills have changed in those past 12 years, one thing
has not changed-the truth and meaning behind every
word. My role in honoring America's veterans is being an
An American is a person who has citizenship in the
United States of America; therefore, I am an American
by birth. I know that hundreds of thousands of people in
the world have died to come to our great country. Many
more will. Clearly there is something that America offers
for which so many people are willing to risk their life. What
is it-New York City? Las Vegas? The Grand Canyon?
Major League Baseball? Or maybe the world's largest..
frying pan? No, people risk their lives for the freedom we
express and take advantage of each and every day of
our lives. These freedoms are ensured by our country's
freedom-fighters, our military, our soldiers, .our sailors,
our infantry and all men and women serving in the armed
It may seem difficult to honor the 23.7 million veter-
ans in America simply by being an American, but it's not.
I support my Americanism through fierce ties with family
and community and by upholding strong values of military
support and patriotism.
Being the great-granddaughter, granddaughter, niece,
and friend to. over a dozen veterans, I have become
accustomed to respecting all of the veterans of our coun-
try. I've listened to my now deceased grandfather's sto-
ries of Nagasaki, sinking Naval ships, and blinding white
atomic light. One grandfather doesn't like to talk about
it. I respect that too. Every national holiday, I watch my
mother put our bright American Flag on our front porch,
and I smile as I watch it wave in the breeze. I realize then
that to many, this image is worth dying for.
Each year on Veterans' Day, our small community
honors their veterans through school ceremonies, VFW
ceremonies, and private honors. I take part in these ser-
vices each year, and enjoy every minute of them. I laugh
with the men and women we honor, and relish their com-
pany. However, veterans should be honored more than
once a year. Every time I see someone in a mJilitary;uni-
form, I thank them for their services and their scrif ipes. A
wounded soldier came home a few months ago. Our town
held a service for him, raised money, and a few class-
mates and I presented to him an American flag, in honor
of his services. He and his family greatly appreciated all
that our community did for them. This was our way of hon-
oring one of the many veterans of the community.
I understand that sometimes we get too busy in our#
lives to take a step back and realize all that has been
given to us. All these great opportunities, all of this cli-
ch6, "freedoms that aren't free" were brought to us on
the shoulders of our veterans and currently enlisted men
and women of the military. So everyday, I'll proceed with
my daily routine-being an American to honor America's
veterans., -

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