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THURSDAY, MARCH.19, 2009 For breaking news, visit 50(

Voters a

By Tim Croft
Star News Editor ir
The hugs had it Tues-
day night. tr
Months of effort and
angst spilled out of teach- ci
ers, parents and school c
supporters as final num- .
bers flashing in Supervi-
sor of Elections Linda b
Griffin's office informed
the anxious throng that t
Gulf County had approved p
a one-mill levy for public e
schools. i
The "yes" votes on the s
single-question ballot were a
2,416, or 54 percent of the e
total, compared to 2,089, or in
46 percent, "no" votes, an
outcome that was official
Tuesday night.


Since the canvass-
ig board approved each
nail-out ballot 'before it
'as run through the elec-
ronic scanning machine
corresponding to the pre-
inct from which the vote
ame, there is nothing to
ecount or review, Griffin
aid, stamping the num-
ers official.
Griffin was also quick
o note that more than 49.
percent of registered vot-
rs returned ballots, an
mnpessive number for a
ingle-issue referendum
nd the first county-wide
election conducted by mail
n Gulf County.
i Of 9,169 ballots mailed

Mexico Beach Council

busy on many fronts

By Marie Logan
Contributing Writer

February and March
Mexico Beach city council
meetings covered a wide
range of topics of interest to
residents and visitors.
From the February 10
Mexico Beach city council
The city agreed to close
the city pier to fishing on
May 9 from sunrise to sun-
set to allow a new festival
to set up operation on the
Spearheaded byAmanda
Reeves, owner and chef of
Amanda's Bistro in Mexico
Beach, town merchants and
the Mexico Beach Commu-
nity Development Council
(CDC) will host the first FTll
Moon Fiesta May 8-10, co-
inciding with Mother's Day
The council agreed to
close the city pier to fish-
ing that one day because
of safety issues and food
On May 8 there will be
live entertainment through-
out the town. On May 9 kids'
entertainment will be fea-
tured on the pier, sponsored
by local businesses. That
night live entertainment
will again be offered around
On May 10 local busi-
nesses will be offering
Mother's Day specials.
Lynn Marshall, direc-
tor of the CDC, and council'
mermber and CDC board
member Jack Mullen de-
scribed the new local televi-
sion show they are co-host-
ing that' spotlights busi-
nesses and things to do in
Mexico Beach.
Marshall asked for sug-
gestions and input from the
public, especially for seg-
ments to be filmed.
Currently the show airs
at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT on
the local channel.
From the March 10 Mex-
ico Beach city council meet-
The city now must re-
quire all well users to in-
stall cross flow preyentors,



By Marie Logan
Contributing Writer
When someone,
without notice, pulls
your credit guarantee
mnd you have over $3
nilion at stake, you
have a few-anxious
That's the news the
ity of Mexico Beach
received several weeks
ago, but after sorting
through the facts, it's
not as heart-stopping
is it first sounded.
According to city
administrator Chris
-'ubbard, about 20
years ago the city of
Gulf Breeze had extra
money and formed a
separate department
within the city structure
o lend that money to
other municipalities
through secured bonds.
A man named
Ed Grey was
appointed head of the
Mexico Beach
borrowed some
of the Gulf Breeze
noney in 1991 t
finance infrastructure
including the city's C
lew sewer system The Thi
transaction is known in biddi
Vexico Beach as the bid.
Gulf Breeze loan minut
The borrowed caminut
noney was secured canr in
iy a guaranteed letter Bar i
if credit from Bank a new
of America (BOA), descri
with an AA bond
atng. The paperwork fLouis
containedd a standard field o
:lause that allowed winnBarro
BOA to withdraw its 10
guarantee at any time fee t
But Bank of fee to
America, finding itself or a
recently in serious $3,795
financial trouble did Ba:
ust that It actually outbic
wanted to withdraw $3,500
I resent
ts guarantees from .


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ucan's sells for three-plus million

By Marie Logan
contributing Writer
e sun was hot, the
.g was not.
vertheless, in 30
es on March 12, Tou-
Restaurant and Tiki
n Mexico Beach had
bert Barrow, a self-
ibed farmer from St.
, Missouri, outbid a
f buyers to make the
ng offer of $3,450,000.
w paid an additional
percent commission
SRoebuck Auctions
total selling price of
rrow was actually
I with an offer of
,000, but auction rep-
tatives discovered
diately after the bid


Robert Barrow of St. Louis purchased Toucan's restaurant for $3,795,000 at last
Thursday's auction.


Opinion....................... A4
Sports................................ A10
Obituaries................. ............ B5
Business...................................... B8

Church News ............................... B3
Society ..................................... B2
School News ................................ B4
Legals........................................ B6

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Thursday, March 19, 2009

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For the past two years,
Local resident Bill Fauth
has been one of the
F-22 Demo Team civilian
These are some shots
of the team's practice
here in Jahuary, part of
their preparation for the
air show at Tyndall Air
Force Base March 28
and 29.
The new demo pilot
is former Panama City
resident Major David
"Zeke" Skalicky (top
left). He replaces former
Mexico Beach resident Lt.
Col. Paul "Max" Moga
(top right) in the two-year
assignment (Moga was
a major when the picture
was taken).

Supters of OPEN HOUSE
Date: Saturday, March 21, 2009. Transportation
will be offered over to St. Vincent Island 9AM-3PM
from the Indian Pass Boat Ramp. Transportation
compliments of Apalachicola Maritime Museum.
Free hot dogs and light snacks for first 200 people.
Reminder: You will be in a wilderness area. Pre-
pare appropriately w/ insect repellent, snacks, water,
sun protection. Must be on island to sign up for
9:30-11:30 Walking Bird Tour-limnit 15
9:30-11:30 Wagon Island Tour-limit 25 A t
10:00-11:30 Kid's BeginnerBushcraft-limit18 t
kids ages 8-12 each accompanied by The School Aud
one parent
11:00-12:00 Kids Hike-limit 10 Mn*.i9 WZ ,3Aud t 9,1emAr am
11:30-1:30 Wagon Island Tour-limit 25
1:00-3:00 Beach Hike mod. intensity limit 10
1:00-3:00 Walking Bird Tour-limit 15 -D
1:00-2:30 Kid's Beginner Bushcraft-limit 18 kids D nruner Serve at c
ages 8-12 each accompanied by one
parent D i nwUtea: Yaxd, pIa ,
1:30-3:30 Wagon Island Tour-limit 25
Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve(
River Keepers
S st Marks NWR
Red Wolf Display 5:00 to 645
FWC Bear Management Program
St Vincent Supporters Booth-Hi.trr) and
Importance of the Island
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Thursday, March 19, 2009


The Star I A3

Cemetery plots
for sale at City Ha
Cemetery plots are n
available and may be p
chased at City Hall.
Forest Hill has sinj
plots for $325 and doul
plots for $425 each.
Holly Hill has sing
plots for $325; double
$425; four-plot for $625 a
eight-plot for $825. ,
Perpetual care h
single plots for $525 a
double for $1,025.
Mausoleum (also
eluded is the charge
.brass attachments of
name plate, flower hold
and ring):
Bottom row: $1,795; se
ond r6w: $1,895; third ro
$1,995; and top row: $1,6%

Information about ne
plant to be mailed
Time is quicldy approa(
ing for the grand opening
our new Water Treatme
Plant. Along with your v
ter bill this month, you v
receive a letter that explain
more' about the change
chloramines as the disinfi
tant in your drinking wat
Chloramines are wide

used throughout the United
States in drinking water sys-
II terns and are the preferred
ow method over chlorine alone.
ur- The plant is sized to grow
with our community and will
gle enable the city to enlarge its
ble service area. Growth brings
changeand change requires
gle effective management, plan-
for.. ning and responsibility.
nd April is recognized
throughout the nation
ias as "Water Conservation
nd Month." Spring has. sprung
and with it the gardens and
in- lawns need to be irrigated;
for winter's grime must be
a washed off the house, the
ler boat and the cars. Think
about ways in which you can
ec- reuse some of that "gray
)w: water."
95. You will receive water
conservation literature
1W in your next water billing
cycle. There are tried and
true methods of conserva-
ch- tion, but we would be inter-
of ested in hearing from you
ant on innovative ways you have
va- found to reuse and conserve
vill water. Please contact the
ns WWTP at 229-6390 to share
to your ideas or if you have any
ec- questions or concerns about
er. the impending change to
ely chloramines.

Sgt. Simmons to be
honored for service
The Port St. Joe Police
Department would like to
take this opportunity to com-
memorate 20 years of loyal
and dedicated service given
by Sgt. Troy Simmons. Sgt.
Simmons was born in Hat-
tiesburg, MS on Jan. 8, 1951
and lived there until 1966
when his family relocated to
Sgt. Simmons graduated
from Blountstown. High
School in 1968 andjoined the
Marines where he served
honorably through both
Vietnam and the Persian
Gulf War until he retired in
1988. He then obtaiied his
law enforcement standards
at Gulf Coast Community
He was married to Mar-
ion Herold in November of
1989, the same year he came
to work for the Port St. Joe
Police Department in March
under Chief Richter He has
served the citizens of Port
St. Joe ever since under the
leadership .of four different
police chiefs.
Sgt. Simmons is still serv-
ing in the capacity of Patrol
Commander and Evidence

Volunteers needed for 'The

Wall That Heals' exhibition

"The Wall That Heals," a
traveling, half-scale replica
of the Vietnam Veterans Me-
morial in Washington, D.C.
will be on display in Apala-
chicola's Veterans Memorial
Plaza from April 30-May 3.
Event, organizers are
planning several events
around the replica's arrival.
Chief among them is. the
reading of the some 58,000
names of soldiers killed in
The names will be read
throughout the four-day ex-
hibition, a task that will re-
quire numerous volunteers
reading in 15-20 minute
Tom Daley, who is .coor-
dinating the reading of the
names, would like for groups
such as churches, schools,

VFW posts or other orga-
nizations to volunteer their
time and manpower.
Daley can be reached at
Those in the Port St
Joe area are also asked to
wave American flags, post-
ers and banners along The
Wall That Heals' procession
route on Tuesday, April 28 at
12:30 p.m. ET.
The processionwill begin

MARIE LOGAN I Special to the Star
at the courthouse on Hwy.
71, then turn left at Long
Avenue, passing the Bridge
at Bay St. Joe and Port .St.
Joe schools before turning
left on Hwy. 98 and traveling
to the Veterans Memorial
Plaza in Apalachicola.
Residents with golf carts
are encouraged to deck
them out in patriotic deco-
rations and join the line-up
on Long Avenue.

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A4 | The Star

Thursday, March 19,2009

Cliff Ellis, the former
college basketball coach
may have said it best on
Sunday, when he noted
that Dr. David Langston
had a way of breaking
down barriers.
The jammed,
standing-room- .
only gathering
for Langston's
funeral inside
the R. Marion
Craig Coliseum at
Port St. Joe High
School, was exhibit TIM
one. Star Ne'
People of
all colors and
stations in life turned out
to fill "The Dome" just as
Langston had so many
times during his basketball
They came to
remember a man whose
life, as Ellis eloquently
noted, had filled the dash
in Langston's timeline on
this earth well.
They came to recall a
graceful and'dominating,
:basketball player who had
led,Port St. Joe to its first
state championship, had
-garnered a bounty of local,
state and national honors,
and had come back to
Port St. Joe and "The
Dome" for one of the most
.memorable junior college
games anybody in that
gym could remember.
David Langston leading
the Gulf Coast Community*
'College Commodores
against Vincennes College,
then led by a forward
named Bob McAdoo, who.
would be an All-American
at North Carolina and an
NBA great with Buffalo,,
'Boston and Los Angeles.
Langston and the
Commodores, of course,
won, as Langston willed
his team to victory just
.as he had so many times
on the hardwoods of Gulf
But this celebration,
and it was a celebration
despite the tears, the
cracking voices and
the funereal overtones,
was about more than a
basketball player. ,
Yes, Bill Hodges, who
-coached at Indiana State
'University while leading
his team, including a
forward named Larry
'Bird, to the NCAA
championship game, and
who had hired Langston
as an assistant coach, was
expected to be among the
speakers but was unable
to make Sunday's services.
Yes, one of Dr.
Langston's teammates at
Drake University, Craig
Davis, acted as something
of a moderator, leading

folks through the program
and announcing the next
in a series of speakers
whose paths, at various
ages and in varying ways,
had crossed Langston's.
This, however, as Ellis
noted, was about
a man who broke
down barriers
and wasn't the
gathering of white
and black, poor
and rich, elected
officials and
CROFT, common folk, a
ws Editor tribute to Dr. David
S Langston's life?,
There was
knowing laughter when
several speakers spoke.
about Dr. Langston's, well,
forcefulness of personality,
his lack of patience .with
getting a job done, his
dislike for elevators and
airplanes, his distaste
for words like "can't" or
"won't." ,
Deion Long talked
about a time Dr. Langston
needed to get to Chicago
'and how Langston had
charged Long, without
Long's prior knowledge,
with driving him to
Needless to say, the,
drive was not undertaken,
"But that was David,".
Long said with a chuckle.
There were chuckles
when speakers discussed
what could be charitably
described as Dr.
Langston's sometimes
hard-headed attitudes,
about his drive and
passion, about his
willingness to get things
fixed when they needed
fixing, done when they
needed doing.
He was a walking Nike
-commercial Just Do It.
In addition, though,,
there were the raw .
emotions' of friends and
colleagues.who had
watched someone of-value
in their lives disappear
just days or weeks after
speaking with him last.
A standing ovation
greeted the news delivered
by Ralph Rish, his voice
wavering toward the end
of his remarks, indicating
some $200,000 in federal
dollars had been secured
for construction of the'
Norris D. Langston Youth
Foundation Education ,
Ground had been
broken on the center,
which will sit on Avenue A
in Port St. Joe, two years,
ago and it had become Dr.
Langston's focus for most
of his energy since.
It seemed that almost



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Levy lessons .learned



the Legacy

One way or other there will be
a different outlook for Gulf County
Schools when these words are read.
Either the one-mill levy
referendum will have passed and the
district will enjoy some breathing
room for the tough economic times
ahead, or the levy will have failed
and the tough times figure to become
considerably tougher.
Regardless of the outcome of
the vote on Tuesday night, however,
some education was provided that
taxpayers and voters might want
to mull in the months ahead as the
county and municipal governments
undertake crafting budgets.
Understand the target: Led by a
county commissioner, there has been
a vocal segment of the population
that has been against this additional
tax from the outset.
Unfortunately, the aim seems a
tad off the target.
The amount of current millage
which the local school board actually'
voted to levy this year amounts to a
half-mill, the amount of capital outlay
village the district levied this fiscal
That is a fraction of the roughly
15 mills in tangible property taxes
that are levied by governing bodies
in the county. The county and
municipalities are responsible for
nearly two-thirds of that amount.
Responsibility for the remainder
rests entirely in Tallahassee.
Even though the governor's office
considers the county one of critical
economic-concern, and therefore
eligible for a host of grants and a
fast-track for economic development
efforts, the Florida Department of
Education, and by extension the
Florida Legislature, considers the
county "property rich" for purposes
of school funding.
This defies logic and is an
example of how state lawmakers
have pushed more and more of
school funding onto the backs, and
into the wallets, of local taxpayers.
Taxpayers who insist this is
hardly the time to be increasing
anybody's taxes should be targeting
the county, the cities or Tallahassee

long before a school district that has
levied far less than it could by law.
While the school district could
levy by simple majority vote two
mills in capital outlay or an
additional i.5 mills and have the
same operating issues to go with a
nifty building account, the county
can, with majority votes, add to the
sales tax, expand and extend long-
term debt, increase fees and taxes
and explore all methods of luring
alms that suit the kings, beyond the
soaking they give taxpayers.
Where is the hue and cry over
that? How much longer will such
irresponsibility be rewarded with
Flexible Funding: The *
place to start in Tallahassee is
straightforward treat school
budgets like county budgets, at least
in the near future.
Not only do state lawmakers
dictate the required millage for school
districts, they provide little local
control over how that money is spent.
School funds drop into so many
categoricals money earmarked
for specific areas with audits
allyear to ensure the rules are
followed that school boards
have little flexibility in spending.
And categoricals are nothing more
than political creations of state
.The state could save time and,
$10,000 in'election expenses for
Gulf District Schools had it, during
a special session early this year,
provided local control over all school
funding. Lawmakers still have the
chance during the current regular
The school board could have in
turn used its funding, capital outlay
and other forms, as needed, instead
of swinging to the dictates of state
lawmakers more interested in
fiddling as school districts around,
the state burn:
There is Always Fat to Trim:
One of the most egregious aspects
of the referendum campaign has
been the outspoken position of '
county commissioners against the
referendum and their pledge not to

They woke me up for this march madness!

"Go over this one more time so
I'm sure I've got it right." We were
huddled up in that little parking space
behind the University of the South's
fire department. I was more
than a little bumfuzzled. '
"Colbert,. you just beat
all I've ever seen, did you
know that?" Dootsie Kirk was
offering me encouragement, .'
in his usual down-home
Jasper, Tennessee, manner.
"We're going to tie this drum
on Paschall as tight as we can HUNKEI
get it. And pin these green Kesley
ribbons' on and attack every.
dormitory on campus. We're
going to wake'em up all the way to
the top floor!"
Rusty Adcock and Mark
Armstrong were wrapping roll
after roll of athletic tape around
David Paschall and this giant bass
as they affixed it deeply into, and
permanently against, his chest. I
rubbed my eyes partly to clear the
sleep and partly in disbelief.
"Guys, it's almost one o'clock in
the morning."
"We know," the excitement was
leaping out of David's voice, "we're
late. We wanted to start the first beat
just after midnight; we couldn't strike
until the 17th!"
St. Patrick's Day wasn't such a
big deal for me in high school. There
were no parades, parties, colored
drinks and the like. Nobody dyed
their hair green or talked of visiting
the Blarney Stone. Most everyone I
knew had a little Irish in them but if
we didn't get out of school...we didn't
count it as a holiday.
March 17 was, as I learned the
hard way, a little different in college.
The Green Ribbon Society is listed
as an honor group in the University
yearbook. The club consisted of
several distinguished professors and
some very learned upperclassmen
and I counted it a huge compliment to
be invited tojoin. I figured, at the very
least, my parents would be proud of
me. This was our first called meeting.
Gailor Hall was the closest
dormitory. We slipped through the
bushes without a word. Marshall

Boon threw open the front doors
and Paschall was herded into the
small foyer with great gusto. He
commenced to hammering on that
drum and all mayhem broke
I got hit in the backwith
a chair before I could ask
Dootsie what was going on.
I staggered to my feet and
Rusty pushed me up a flight
of stairs, "Com'on, we've got,
to get to the second floor!"'.
R DOWN Students, in every state of
Colbert dress that you could imagine,
came pouring out of the
rooms. Most were armed
with knives, bottles, lamp stands or
anything else they could swing, throw
or stab at.the late night marauders!
Paschall never missed a beat.
If anything he got louder as the
.struggle reached fever pitch as we
fought our way toward the third
floor. Somebody grabbed me by the.
throat and wrestled me to the floor.,
I thought I was a goner when John
Grubb and Mike Knickelbine ripped
the guy off of me. They jerked me to
my feet. "Colbert, quit acting like a
rookie and give us some help here!"
Thankfully, Gailor only had three
floors. We were back to back taking
on all comers when Paschall declared
the dormitory "taken". I was never so
relieved in my life! I tuned to Adcock.
"Good, now we can get out of here."
Rusty just stared at me in
disbelief. "You think they are going to
let us just walk out?"
We had to fight our way back down
those narrow stairs. Paschall's shirt
was half torn off as we leaped back
into the bushes from whence we
came. Milk cartons, boots, worn out
copies of "King Lear" and "Paradise
Lost" were raining down on us as
we hastily retreated out of range. We
"circled our wagons" under the street
light in front of the college book store.
The drum had twisted sideways
but was still attached to David's
breast. That seemed to be some sort
-of victory in itself to these guys. Ed
Schmutzer had a pretty good cut
over his eye. Mark was repairing the
damage with some left over athletic

tape. Rusty's fist was swollen. John
had no shirt. Dootsie had sweat
running down his face like he'd just
gone six rounds with Andre the Giant.
Knickelbine moved over in front of
me, "Don't let them take you down
Again! There ain't going to be no
again. Are we idiots here! I started
to voice my thoughts when Rusty
and Marshall began to straighten
the drum. Mark added another roll
of tape and we moved off toward
Cannon Hall. I couldn't believe my
eyes, or my feet. They woke me up
for this?
The Cannon guys were ready for
us. News travels fast on a college
campus. They were throwing
Shakespeare and Milton at us
BEFORE we got to the front door! It
was more late night, or should I say,
early morning mayhem. Someone
turned the coke machine over. And
I ducked instinctively as the chair
crashed through the window. I didn't
learn until later that a "defender" had
followed it. Thankfully, Cannon only
had two floors.
We regrouped .in front of All
Saints Chapel. Paschall's shirt was
completely gone. But not the drum!
We attended to a few more cuts and
bruises. "What is the school going to
do to us?" I was worried about my
"Oh, they'll assess us for the
damages. Write a letter to the
chairman of the Green Ribbon. The
band director will get a new drum. It
will be o.k. It's a small price to pay for
wishing everyone on campus a happy
St. Patrick's Day."
It's amazing what a man will do
for a college education. I reckon they
can't take March 17, 1966, away from
me. And no, I didn't mention the
Green Ribbon Society to my parents.
That's one honor I kept to myself.
We tightened the drum on
Paschall and offered to get him a
shirt. "Naw, I'm alright," he smiled,
"we've only got five more dormitories
to go!"

lay off staff in 2009.
Nice rhetoric; lousy, not to
mention insulting, policy
The school district invited a
citizens group to come in, pore
over the budget and provide a list
of recommendations for cutting
Regardless of whether the
referendum passed on Tuesday,
district officials have already
identified some $500,000 in cuts to
be made and that before a workshop
to consider the work of the citizens
For the county to assert it has cut
to bare bones, with no fat to slice,
is naive at best or disingenuous at
This is a board that has increased
spending more than 120 percent this
decade, increased the workforce
similarly, added to the sales and gas
taxes, extended and compounded
long-term debt and can somehow
find the money to send not one, not
two, but three commissioners to
Washington, D.C. to lobby.
To assert there is no fat, no layoffs
coming, when the school district has
shed 43 jobs with more likely on the
way and private sector businesses
are forced to cut everywhere due,
in large part, to choking tax bills
is laughable-and a slap in the face
to those whom commissioners take
an oath to serve.
FolloW the Lead: In an effort
to show the buck stops at the top,
school board members and the
superintendent all cut their salaries
for the current fiscal year.
All county and municipal elected
officials should follow that effort
by slicing their own salaries. Ten
percent for the rest of the fiscal year
would be a start.
It is caled public service, not pay
me my money down.
Those signs being waved at
street corners the past few weeks
could have easily read "Save our
Real leadership comes without
a price tag. And responsible
government isn't about feathering.


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In August of 1935, Myrtle Hurd (last row, third from left) graduated from the West Florida Midwife Institute in Tallahassee. She had delivered babies for 24 years
when the state compelled midwifes to become licensed.

BABIES from page Al

Just shy of her 38th
birthday, she journeyed to
Florida A&M University in
Tallahassee to study for the
state board exam.
Sponsored by the Flor-
ida State Board of Health,
the West Florida Midwife
Institute was a six-day in-
tensive training course that
brought Hurd together with
prospective midwives from
throughout the state.
Traveling. from rural
Florida to Tallahassee
proved an unforgettable
experience for Hurd, who
fondly remembered her
time in the state capital.
Though she had only a
sixth or seventh grade edu-
cation, Hurd could read and
write and passed the board
exam with ease.

'She never left
Syou alone'
Throughout her career,
Hurd worked closely with
doctors from area clinics.
A doctor gave patients a
slip of paper indicating that
they had received regular
prenatal checkups, which
they in turn gave to Hurd as
their due dates neared.
Prior to each delivery,
Hurd visited her patients
and offered wise counsel.
She extolled the benefits
of healthy eating and ad-
ministered doses of castor
oil when needed.
From the woods, she
gathered a mysterious herb
called "four leaf" and ad-
vised women to make a tea
from the leaves, which she
said eased the pain of labor.
When the appointed day
arrived, families sent a car
to pick up Hurd, occasional-
ly waking her in the middle
of the night.
Once she arrived at the,
home, Hurd began assem-
bling a mattress pad from
old newspapers that she'd
asked the family to save.
"She folded it four or
five' different ways and put
an old piece of pad in the
middle of it," remembered
Hill. "It was real sanitary
the way she did it."
The small-statured Hurd
then climbed onto the bed
with the mother and deliv-
ered the baby.
When she was satisfied
that both baby and mother
were alright, Hurd asked
the family to build a fire.
She placed the newspa-
per pad on top and stayed

nearby until it burned to
Many of Hurd's patients
were poor and could not al-
ways produce cash immedi-
ately after deliveries.
"When the doctor knew
he wasn't going to get no
money, he'd go get Myrtle,"
said Port St. Joe resident
Clarissa Williams, 84. "Most
of the people she waited on,
they never paid her. She was
too good for her own good."
Hurd's granddaughter,
Ometa Osborne, summed
it up this way: "She loved
it. She didn't care whether
people paid her or not."
Within a week of the
delivery, Hurd returned to
check on the mother and re-
move the bandage from the
baby's navel.
During her visits, she
dispensed parenting advice
to even the most confident
"She followed up with
you and the family. She nev-
er left you alone," laughed
Hill. "She was good at tell-
ing you what to do."

Babies come from
hollow logs
Hurd did more than' de-
liver babies. She was widely
regarded for her medical
wisdom and was an early
activist for sex education.
Williams' daughter, Co-
jean Burns of Port St. Joe,
recalled giving Hurd a lift
as she travelled down Av-
enue D en route to.a home
Burns had delivered
three babies prematurely
and was pregnant with her
Her doctor, the late
Wayne Hendrix, had ad-
vised against having any
additional children, a diag-
nosis Burns did not share
with Hurd.
As Burns' approached
the home and stopped the
car, Hurd fixed her eyes on
Burns' stomach.
"She felt my stomach and
give me a little examination.
She looked at my face and
said, 'Don't have no more
after this one,"' recalled
Burns, who was shaken by
the midwife's words.
"I never heard her tell a
woman, 'Don't have any ba-
bies,"' said Burns, who later
delivered her fourth and fi-
nal child.
At a time when discus-
sions about sex were taboo,


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Hurd spoke openly about
the need to teach young
women about the birds and
the bees.
Hurd's grandson, James
Hurd, Jr., discovered just
how progressive his grand-
mother was while inter-
viewing the late Wewahi-
tchka resident Cora Keith a
few years ago.
Hurd, Jr., a Los Ange-
les-based.writer, actor and
director, was gathering in-
formation for a play when
Keith told him about a mis-
carriage she suffered at an
early age.
Throughout her forma-
tive years, Keith had been
taught by the city's elders
that babies came from hol-
low logs.
While playing ball one
afternoon, she fell.on her
stomach and began hemor-
rhaging blood.
Summoned by a resident
who'd witnessed the scene,
Hurd' arrived carrying her
little black doctor's bag and

tended to Keith, who was
unaware that she was preg-
, The experience steeled,
Hurd's resolve to educate
young women like Cora
about pregnancy.
Gathering the neigh-
borhood women together
for an impromptu -lecture,
Hurd proclaimed, "We've
got to stop telling them that
babies come from hollow
logs. We've got to tell them
how this process happens."

'Never lost a baby,
never lost a mom'
Though Hurd never had
children with her husband,
she was an attentive step-
mother to Jake Hurd's two
sons, Robert and Edker.
She also raised adopted
sons Edward Hurd, known
by everyone as "Cricket,"
James Hurd, Sr., and his
son, James, Jr.
James Hurd, Jr., lived
on his grandparents' farm

Myrtle Hurd's signature graces the July 6, 1937 birth
Hurd later delivered eight of Hill's children.


uniformly among the last
conversations many on
the stage had with Dr.
Langston involved getting
that center off the ground
and operational.
It was something of the
final brass ring to honoring
the name of his brother, the
face of the foundation.
As Davis noted during
his remarks, Dr. Langston
was a man of great action
and that action fed the
people and qpmmunities

.he touched with love, life
and the same passion that
fueled Dr. Langston since
his youth.
. A youth in which he
became something of a
symbol of the possible, that
integration would work,,
that black and white could
indeed come together.
As Ellis noted, Langston
helped bring black and
white together during
the community's most
turbulent time and there


from age three to 17.
As a child, Hurd, Jr.,
spent countless hours leaf-
ing through his grandmoth-
er's midwife records.
The bound volumes,
which Hurd kept in dresser
drawers, resembled receipt
books, with a perforated
edge separating a quarter-
page stub from a birth cer-
Hurd submitted the birth
certificates to the state, but
kept detailed .records of all
her deliveries on the stubs.
As he. perused the en-
tries from the 1920s to the
1970s, Hurd, Jr., found many
familiar names.
"I would start at the old-
er ones and go forward and
find my friends' names and
their brothers and sisters,"
he recalled.
To her grandson, Hurd
frequently repeated a pro-
fessional mantra: "Never
lost a baby, never lost a
Occasionally, she added
the darker phrase, "I never
killed a baby either," a ref-
erence to her refusal to per-
form abortions,
As a child, Hurd, Jr., was
his grandmother's constant
He accompanied her on
four leaf harvesting expedi-
tions and into homes during
Because his grandmoth-
er delivered the babies of
both black and white resi-
dents, Hurd, Jr., received
entrance into a world large-
ly denied to his peers.
His grandparents,
known for their good work
ethic and courteous man-
ner, were widely respected
by both races.
From them, Hurd, Jr.,
learned how to handle him-
self in a segregated society.
When the all-black Carv-
er Elementary and High
School integrated in the mid
1960s, Hurd, Jr., then nine
years old, had fewer diffi-
culties adjusting to his new
environment than many of
his Carver friends.
"I knew all the white
kids and they knew me. A
lot of the barriers everyone
had to deal with, I'd already

blown those things away,"
he said.

'Little white child'
During a career that
spanned over half. a cen-
tury, Hurd touched the lives
of many children.'
Thelma Land Filford,
68, credits Hurd with sav-
ing her .life when she was
an infant.
Hurd spent the first few
months of Filford's life
close to the Wewahitchka
hqme of her parents, John
and Mary Land.
Fulford lost her breath
if placed on her back, so
Hurd and her mother took
turns holding her upright.
One day, when Ful-
ford began choking, Hurd
rushed to her side.
"She put her mouth on
me and started blowing as
hard as she could blow and
blew the phlegm out of my
head," said Fulford, who
now lives in Jacksonville.
After witnessing the
heroic rescue, Mary Land
asked Hurd to name her
She christened her
"Thelma," saying she'd al-
ways liked the name.
The incident forged a
lasting bond between Hurd
and Fulford,, who always
called her "Aunt Myrtle."
"All my life I remember
Aunt Myrtle 'telling me I
was her little white child.
She said, 'I own part of you;
I feel like you're mine,'" re-
membered Fulford.
"Everywhere Aunt Myr-
tle saw me, she hugged
me and told me she loved
Shortly before her death
on Nov. 24, 1981, Hurd sent
for Fulford. She wanted to
see her little white child
once more before she
Fulford cherishes her
last moments with the
woman who saved her life
so many years ago.
"She'll always have a
special place in my heart,"
said Fulford. "God took her
home knowing that I loved
her like she was my sec-
ond mama."

certificate of Wewahitchka resident Charlie M. Hill.

he was doing it again on
Sunday, the gym filled
with what one reporter
estimated at close to 1,000
people. -
A lifelong friend of Dr.
Langston's, Hosea Pittman,
mentioned Monday that the
service was put together as
if Dr. Langston himself had
formulated the program.
The mix of faith and
life, of humor and loss,
of tribute and humanity,
of dedication to keeping,

the legacy alive and
celebration of that legacy,
it was all wrapped in a
celebration to a man who
touched so many in ways
that defy calculation or
* There were plenty of
words and yet, at the
same time, there were no
/ Dr. David Langston was
gone and it is up to those
he touched to keep the
flame burning.

Myrtle Hurd's credentials for the midwife institute
features a misspelling of her last name.

"She'll always have a special place
in my heart. God took her home
knowing that I loved her like she was
my second mama."

Thelma Fulford

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Thursday, March 19, 2009

Air Force mourns loss of first Chief Master Sergeant

Ed McAteer
Contributing writer
A dear friend and
confidant, Former Chief
Master Sergeant of the
Air Force Paul Wesley
Airey, died March 11, 2009
in Panama City, home of
Tyndall Air Force Base.
Washington D.C. has
released that "Chief
Airey was an Airman's
Airman and one of the
true pioneers for our
service," said Gen. Norton
Schwartz, Air Force
Chief of Staff. "He was a
warrior, an innovator...
and a leader with vision
well ahead of his time. His
legacy lives today in the
truly professional enlisted
force we have serving
our nation... and for that
we owe him a debt of
"Chief Airey is the
most respected enlisted
Airmen in the history of
the Air Force," said Chief
Master Sergeant of the Air
Force Rodney J. McKinley.
"When we speak of today's
Airmen standing upon
the shoulders of giants as
they reach for the sky and
stars it was upon Paul
Airey's shoulders they
stood. We will truly miss ,.
his leadership, counsel

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and friendship."
Chief Airey and I were
friends. Many of you knew
him-or at least about
him. Not too long ago,
I had Paul to speak at a
Veterans program hosted
at Oak Grove Church.
About 400 persons were
in attendance with about
75 of them being active
duty Honor Guard, VIP
Escort and Air Force
band members. They
all sat mesmerized as I
introduced him and read
his biography, and they
became star-struck when
he began to speak. Paul
shared about six hours
with us that day before
becoming too tired to
continue the visit at the
reception afterwards.
Signed 8-by-10 glossies
were presented to the
active duty members
whowere beaming
with joy when I made
the presentations.
Yes, today's modern
war fighters, friends,
and neighbors of the
community were sitting
side-by-side with a
national hero, and
legendary mentor. I was
proud to be his friend. Let
me tell you why. -
The first CMSAF was

always a leader. During
World War II he flew as a
B-24 radio operator and
additional duty aerial
gunner. On his 28th
-mission, then-Technical'
Sergeant Airey and his
fellow crewmen were shot
down over Vienna, Austria,
captured, and held
prisoner by the German
air force from July 1944 to
May 1945. During his time
as a prisoner of war he
worked tirelessly to meet
the basic needs of fellow
prisoners, even through a
90-day forced march.
Chief Airey was born
in Quincy, Mass., on
December 13, 1923. At
age 18, shortly after the

bombing of Pearl Harbor
on December, 7, 1941.
Airey quit high school
to enlist in the Army Air
Forces on November 16,
1942. He later earned his
high school equivalency
certificate through off-duty
Chief Airey held the
top enlisted position from
April 3, 1967 to July 31,
1969. During his tenure
he worked to change loan
establishments charging
exorbitant rates outside
the air base gates and
to improve low retentio
n during the Vietnam
Conflict. Chief Airey
also led a team that
laid the foundation for

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, the Weighted Airman
Promotion System, a
system that has stood the
test of time and which
is still in use today. He
also advocated for an
Air Force-level Senior
Noncommissioned Officer
Academy. His vision
became reality when the
academy opened in 1973,
becoming the capstone
in the development of Air
Force Senior NCOs.
Chief Airey retired
Aug. 1, 1970. He continued
advocating for Airmen's
rights by serving on the
boards of numerous
Air Force and enlisted
professional military
organizations throughout
the years. He was a
member of the Board of
Trustees for the Airmen
Memorial Museum, a
member of the Air Force
Memorial Foundation
and the Air University
After retirement, Chief
Airey lived in Panama City,
Fla. with his wife Shirley.
Mrs. Airey died in 2001.
Chief Airey was always
proud of Airmen. "I have
seen many changes as
we progressed from
simple air power to
today's aerospace force.
The enlisted corps has
kept pace with that
progress, for it is pride
and dedication that keep
enlisted men at their
posts, not the lure of
an easy life and secure
future. It is the desire to
serve our country that
motivates today's Air
Force," he said at the Air
Force's 20th Anniversary
ceremony in 1967.

On the north wall of
the Air Force Memorial
in Washington D.C.,
Chief Airey's thoughts on
Airmen are immortalized,
"When I think of the
enlisted force, I see
dedication, determination,
loyalty and valor."
The Air Force
Association honored
Airey with its Lifetime
Achievement Award in
2007, and the Tyndall Air
Force Base NCO Academy
is named after Chief Airey.
"Paul truly spent a
lifetime serving a nation
and a force he loved," said
Michael Donley, Secretary
of the Air Force. "From
his first days flying World
War II combat missions
in Europe, to his work
improving the welfare
of enlisted personnel as
the first Chief Master
Sergeant of the Air Force,
and his recent role as a
mentor to today's Airmen,
Chief Airey was a man of
honor.and commitment
to things greater than
himself. His passing is
mourned by all Airmen
around the globe."
I salute you my brother-
in-arms as you have
now received the final
promotion of a lifetime for
your dedicated and hard
work. Chief, may you rest
in peace knowing you
have made our Air Force
a better place for today's
young airmen to work and
serve their country ... with
pride and with honor. God
Ed McAteer is an
Air Force Chief Master
Sergeant (Ret.)



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as required by Florida De-
partment of Environmental
Protection (DEP), accord-
ing Mayor Al Cathey
He said the city was
sending a letter to all well
users explaining the situa-
tiun, but also requested city
administrator Chris Hub-
bard, investigate an option
of installing an irrigation
meter in place of a backflow
Connie Risinger, widow
of former city mayor Chuck
Risinger, asked why Mexico
Beach was being forced to
do this.
Cathey replied that all
Bay County municipalities
were now under the same
requirement as Mexico
Beach was three years ago.
Mexico. Beach had "ig-
nored" the DEP require-
ment for two-and-one-half
years while the issue "got
pushed aside, but it sur-
faced again," Cathey ex-
"They can wear us down,
they can jeopardize our
ability to get grant money.
We need to recognize it is


what it is, but we want to
see about giving people a
choice," Cathey added.
. *Mullen said the city's
"snowbird" party, in recog-
nition of the town's north-
ern winter visitors, pulled in
about 400 visitors to the El
'Governor Motel.
Also a big hit was the
CDC's new travel trips to
Biloxi and Wakulla Springs,
both of which required add-
ing a second bits to accom-
modate all the interested
people, he reported.
*According to Hubbard,
by March 10, 16 companies
had picked up bid pack-
ages for the first phase of
the city's sidewalk project.
Bids were to be opened on
Monday, March 16. The first
phase will install sidewalks
on the west end of town. '
Hubbard added that no
one in the Department of
Transportation (DOT) of-
fices knew where the city's
sidewalk permit was, so he
planned to hand-deliver an-
other permit request pack-
age to the FDOT regional
office in Chipley.

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The cityfinally received
the necessary permit from
the Florida Department of
Environmental Protection
(DEP) for the city pier ex-
tension, but still needed the
Army Corps of Engineers
permit and the submerged
land lease from the state,
Hubbard reported.
*Repaving and refur-
bishing of the tennis and
basketball courts at the city
park is finished, according
to Hubbard.
The park is located north
of U.S. 98 between Nine-
teenth and Twenty-First
*The eighth annual Mex-
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Department Fire Sale will
be March 21 at the fire hall.
Donations will be accepted
through March 18, accord-
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of Public Safety Brad Hall.

several cities' letters of
credit earlier last year, with
only one month notice,
Hubbard said.
But Gray, as the bond
administrator, brokered an
agreement to keep BOA
guarantees in place until
April 1, allowing the cities
time to find additional
financing or another letter
of credit.
If BOA withdrew its
guarantee on the letter of
credit for the city, it would
change Mexico Beach's AA
bond rating to a junk bond
category and the interest
rate on the loan would go
to prime plus 4 percent,
according to Hubbard.
"That's a lot of money
when you're dealing with
$3.3 million," he said.
Grey sent a fax
to.Mexico Beach in
November during his

negotiations with BOA,
Hubbard continued, but the
fax only said the change
was coming, and gave no
date for BOA's withdrawal
and no details.
The city received the
official notice in late
January, he said.
Mexico Beach
immediately began
exploring all local options
for re-financing the $3.3
million loan. They are
currently working with two.
banks Vision Bank and
SunTrust Bank to refinance
the loan as a conventional,
fixed-rate loan, according
to Hubbard.
March 3 was the request
for proposals deadline
and Hubbard said the city
had plenty of time to make
a decision because the
city's interest rate will not
increase until May.

"I don't foresee any
problems with the city
council making a good
decision," Hubbard
added. "The situation is
not as bleak as it initially.
sounded. Refinancing
at this time can actually
be beneficial to the city .
because if we lock in a 3
or 4 percent interest rate
now, it will be the same
'over the remainder of the
"We are looking at a
straight loan with a fixed
interest rate. Under the
original terms, the interest
rates fluctuated monthly.
Now we'll know each
month what the note will
Hubbard said SunTrust
was offering the same
terms as BOA's original
guarantee and the debt
payoff will remain 2021.


A Public Hearing will be held at the
Board of County Commissioners
(BOCC) meeting on Tuesday, March
24, 2009 at 6:00 p.m. EST. The pub-
lic hearing 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 hearing will be to
discuss and act on the following:

1. Variance Gurosky Parcel ID

Township 9.
West, Gulf

in Section 19,
South, Range 10
County, Florida

Variance of development
regulations. Located near Money

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

Ad #2009-16

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Thursday April 2 to Saturday April 4.
FREE to all players registered with
Port St Joe Youth Soccer for Fall 2008
soccer Season.
$9 fee for new players.


Ages 7 to 14 Boy and Girls .
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A Public Hearing will be held by the
Board of County Commissioners
(BOCC) on Tuesday, March 24, 2009 at
6:00 p.m. EST. The public hearing 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 hear-
ings will be to discuss and act on the fol-


The proposed amendments can be re-
viewed at the Clerks Office, Planning
Department and on the County web
Web address:
Hard copies may be purchase at the
Clerks Office and Planning Depart-

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

Ad #2009-18

The Star I A7

Thursday, March 19, 2009


A8 I The Star

Thursday, March 19, 2009


TOUCAN'S from page Al

408 Reid Ave.
Port St. Joe, FL O
850-227-3472 o0
- Coin-op Laundry Wash & Fold 0
o Dry Cleaning Drop Off
0 cO O,o O oc9 (0000 d


The Board of City Commissioners plan a
Town Hall Meeting on Thursday, March 26th
at 6:30 p.m. to be held in the Gulf County
Commission Chambers at the Courthouse.
All City residents are invited to attend.


RUS Bulletin 1780-26
Exhibit D

Advertisement for Bids

City of Port St. Joe
P.O. Box 278
Port St. Joe, FL 32457

Separate sealed Bids for the construction of: Sunset
Circle Drainage Improvements

The scope of the project is to replace the majority
of drainage system within the Sunset Circle area
with concrete "C" boxes and ADS pipe. The exist-
ing drainage system, ranging in size from 12" to 24",
will be removed and replaced with approximately
144 LF of 12" RCP, 252 LF of 18" RCP, 1,135 LF
of 18" ADS, 850 LF of 24" ADS, 18 LF of 30" ADS,
21 FDOT approved Type "C" inlets, 2 FDOT ap-
proved Type "D" inlets and 7 concrete mitered end

Some swale ditches will be re-graded for proper ver-
tical alignment with the new system. New headwalls
will be constructed at the two existing outfalls. The
construction zone for both the removal of existing
drainage pipe and installation of proposed drainage
pipe will be approximately the same.

Completion date for this project will be 120 days from
the date of the Notice to Proceed presented to the suc-
cessful bidder.

Liquidated damages for failure to complete the project
on the specified date will be set at $300 per day.

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

Bids will be received by: the City of Port St. Joe at the
office of: City of Port St. Joe City ,Hall. 305 Cecil G.
Costin Sr. Blvd.. Port St. Joe. FL 32456 until 3:00 PM.
(Eastern Time) April 16. 2009. and then at said office
publicly opened and read aloud on April 16. 2009. at
3:15 PM (Eastern Time).

The Contract Documents may be examined at the fol-
lowing locations: Preble-Rish. Inc.. 324 Marina Drive.
Port St.'Joe, FL 32456

Copies of the Contract Documents may be obtained at
the Issuing Office, Preble-Rish. Inc.. located at 324
Marina Drive, Port St. Joe, FL 32456 upon payment of
$100.00 for each set. Contact Clay Smallwood at (850)
227-7200 for project information.

was made that the person making the
offer had not registered before the
start of the bidding and was therefore
ineligible to participate.
The bid returned then to Barrow,
whose offer was declared the winner.
People began arriving tw6 hours
early to watch and participate in the
auction of the well-known beachfront
restaurant and lounge. Watching
people arrive, Roebuck representa-
tives said they were surprised to see
such a large crowd, especially one
that arrived so early. They thanked
the city of Mexico Beach for its hos-
pitality and assistance as the bidding
Toucan's previous owner, Paul G.
Francis, operated the Mexico Beach
landmark for over 20 years.
Francis was arrested in 2008 and
was forced to sell the business in
order to pay over $2 million in back
taxes owed the Internal Revenue
Francis remains in jail after plead-
ing guilty to a series of felony counts
and will be sentenced next month in
federal court.
By the time the auction began at
noon, approximately 200 people were
on the outer deck watching the pro-
Numerous local business people,
including several area developers,
participated in the bidding.
According to Roebuck represen-
tatives, bidders came from several
states, including. Florida, Georgia,
Alabama, Louisiana, even Colorado.
"They've come from everywhere.
It's awesome," one auction employee
But not everyone was interested
in the auction action.
Tourists and locals continued to
dine inside, unconcerned about the
change in ownership, and several
spring breakers sunned themselves
on the sand at the edge of the outside
deck, oblivious to the local history be-
ing made.
John Roebuck, founder of the com-
pany, even came from Memphis to as-
sist in the proceedings. Chris Camp,
auctioneer and current owner of Roe-
buck Auctions, led the proceedings.
Bidding for the restaurant, fully
furnished and operational, plus two
parking lots across U.S. 98, began at
$2.5 million, with Camp calling for $3
million right off.

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A large crowd attended the auction, held in Toucan's outdoor pavilion.,

No bids were made so Camp had
to work the bidding upward in incre-
ments of $100,000. Even then it was
very slow going.
Auction personnel spread
throughout the crowd, working hard
for each increment increase. When
bidding finally hit $3.4 million, Bar-
row made an offer of $3.45 million.
The unregistered bidder countered
with $3.5 but was disqualified, and
Barrow won.
He moved immediately inside to
complete the paperwork while the
auction continued.
The beachfront house of Barbara
and Bubba Harmon was offered next,
followed by the vacant lot in between
the house and the restaurant.
All three properties constituted
about 350 uninterrupted feet of
beachfront. The lot and house were
offered for sale at the same time to
give the new restaurant owner the
option of purchasing and expanding
the restaurant operation.
Both the house and the lot were
purchased by one individual, who
was represented by an agent at the
No information was available from
the agent or the auction company on
the identity of the buyer and what, if
anything, he or she intended to do
with the property.
All three properties are zoned

tourist .commercial, so the house and
the vacant lot can be used for com-
mercial enterprise or single family
While the entire auction took only
one hour, bidding on both the
and the lot was also very slow, mciv-
ing in increments of only $10,000Q. to
$25,000. The house began at $600,0 00
and the lot at $150,000.
The Harmon house sold for
$858,000 ($780,000 actual bid plus t)lhe
10 percent commission). The bank-
owned vacant lot sold for $330,000
($300,000 actual bid plus 10 percent
All principles involved said they
were pleased with the offers.
Barrow could not be reached by
press time for any comment on what
he had planned for Toucan's.
Mexico Beach city administrator
Chris Hubbard said he had not had
an opportunity to discuss with B;!r-
row the arrangement the city h ad
with Francis.
The city allowed Francis to build
and use, for the restaurant, the en-
trance, deck and public restroom
on the east side of the facility in ox-
change for his maintenance and up-
keep of the facilities.
Hubbard indicated that since the
arrangement had worked in the past,
the city would probably talk to the
new owner about it.

LEVY from page Al

out by Griffin's office, 4,507 were
returned, two without a vote being
properly recorded.
"My first impression is that it
was close," said Superintendent of
Schools Tim Wilder. "I knew it was
going to be tough, you had to given
the times. It was a great turnout
and that was what we wanted. One
the criticisms we heard from the be-
ginning was that we were trying to
sneak something past people, sweep
something under the rug.
"What this tells me is how impor-
tant people feel education is for this
county. People are generally con-
cerned with public education and
want to see what is happening (in
our schools) continue."
Inr the short-term, Tuesday's
outcome means the district will not
be consolidating middle and high
schools, shedding some 30-plus po-
sitions before the end of the school
year and immediately reducing
coaching supplements.
Those were among the scenarios
Wilder presented the school board
earlier this month as contingency

for failure of the referendum.
Longer-term, the district, which
is expecting yet another cut the
third this school year from state
lawmakers this spring, has a bit of
breathing space on operating ex-
penses and negotiating teacher sal-
ary and benefits over the next four
The levy will sunset in four years
unless taken before and approved
again by voters.
Wilder indicated that if some of
the more extreme projections on
state funding proved true, the dis-
trict would have been faced with
shedding another 40-50 jobs before
the next school year began in the
There will still be budget cuts
- the district has identified $500,000
in spending reductions, largely
through attrition, that can be made
- but the pledge had been that if
the referendum passed jobs were
safe for at least the remainder of the
school year, Wilder said.
The one-mill additional levy will
take effect for the 2009-10 fiscal year.

Given the county's current taxable
property values, one-mill would
bring in between $2.2 million and
$2.5 million. That figure could drop
depending on the look of property
rolls when certified in July.
For the throng of school support-
ers who began gathering across
Long Avenue from Griffin's office
long before the 7 p.m. closing of the
polls, a group that moved as one into
Griffin's office as final tallies were
seconds away, the relief combined
with joy was evident in the hugs,
smiles and cell phones being dialed.
"I'm so happy for staff, the staff
of the (Save Our Schools) commit-
tee, and I am happy and relieved for
those people who might sleep a little
better tonight," Wilder said.
School board chairman Georg,e
Cox was a tad more sanguine about
the outcome.
"I'm glad it passed," Cox said. "If
it had not passed I knew that was
what the voters wanted. We would
/have still had schools tomorrow,
just not the same schools. But that
would be what the voters wanted."



WHEN: Wednesday, March 25th, 2009


Sunset Coastal Grill, US 98, Port St Joe
Fair Housing Workshop

This meeting will be held as a part of the Gulf Co.
Chamber of Commerce's 'Networking at Noon' meet-
ing series. In accordance with the Americans With Dis-
abilities Act; persons needing special accommodations
to participate in this proceeding should contact Pauline
Pendarvis, City Clerk, City of Port St. Joe, at City Hall,
Telephone No. 850-229-8261.

.'- 'S


Notice is hereby given that the City of Port St. Joe's primary election
will be held Tuesday, May 12, 2009, in the Fire Station. Polls open at
7:00 a.m., EDT, and close 7:00 p.m., EDT.

Registration books are now open at the office of Linda Griffin', G/C Su-
pervisor of Elections, and will remain open through Monday, April 13,
2009 at 5:00 p.m.

Candidate Qualifying begins Wednesday, March 25th at 12:00 noon
and ends on Wednesday, April 1st at 12:00 noon. The following offices
will be up for election: Mayor-Commissioner, Commissioner, Group I,
Commissioner, Group II.

Beginning April 27th May 9th, (includes Saturdays on May 1st and
9th) Early Voting will be held, at the Supervisors' of Elections' office
located at 401 Long Avenue. Also, Absentee Ballots may be requested
now, but will be mailed after received from printer.

Pauline Pendarvis
City Clerk

Thursday. March 19, 2009


The Star I A9

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Saturday, March 21
Free events all day: Lo-
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Sunday, March 22
Free events all day: Lo-
cal artists display their work
along the BeachWalk and
live music on the. WindMark
Village Green.
10:30 a.m. 1 p.m. --
Walkabout Brunch: Feast on
local fare on the lawn from
area restaurants paired
with champagne and spar-
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include: *
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School of Fish of Wind-
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Killer Seafood of Mexi-
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Mango Marley's of
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Amanda's Bistro of
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Travel Package: A
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includes a two-night stay
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group counseling, tips to
stop smoking, teaches the
harmful affects of smok-
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help show what triggers a
smoker to smoke and tells
what kind of smoker they
ate such as (you smoke
because of habit, plea-
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handling, stimulation,
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coordinator Rosa Feltrop
also hands out brochures
and promotional items
to promote the Quitline
phone number, (Quitline
provides callers phone
for counseling and tips on

how to quit smoking and
smoker can receive NRT
Patches if there are any
Feltrop also has NRT
patches available to
smokers who attend the
department's classes,
where among other tips
andf insights, smokers are,
shown videos on the harm-
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Thursday, March 19, 2009 w w w. starf 1. com Page 10

Gators move over

Tuesday,. March 10
Wewahitchka 5,,
Franklin County 2
The Gators rallied from
an early two-run deficit to
beat district foe Franklin
County at Wewahitchka.
The Seahawks scored
in the second inning when
Bobby Garrett reached on
an, error, Cole Lee singled
and Mo Hardman singled
in both runners. Franklin
County. threatened again
in the third when Stephen
Babb and Caden Barber
led off with singles. The
Gators replaced starting
pitcher David Strickland
with Baylen Price who re-
tired the next three batters
on a ground-out and two
strikeouts. Price (2-0) shut
out the Seahawks the next
four innings allowing only
two hits and walking none.
The Gators scored in the
fourth when Billy Peak led
off with a double and Chase
Harvey singled. One out
later Cody Wade singled
scoring Peak and Beau
McCdrvey drew a walk.
Tyler Lanter-singled scor-
ing Harvey and Brandon
Mayhann followed with a,
ground out fielder's choice
scoring Wade to give the
Gators a 3--2 lead.
Peak would get the Ga-
tors started again in the
fifth when he doubled. One
out later Chance Knowles
singled scoring Peak and
Wade singled scoring
Thursday, March 12

The Wewahitchka High School baseball team registered two district wins and climbed over .500 with a
winning week. Wewahitchka is 6-5 overall and 1-1 in district play.

Sneads 14, Beau McCorvey singled.
Wewahitchka 12 Josh Lollie reached base
The Snead Pirates on a fielder's choice scor-
jumped out to an early 11-1 ing Wade. Mayhann sin-
lead and then had to hold gled and after Strickland
off. a Gator rally for the flew out Ryan Leaman de-
road win. livered a three run home
The Pirates blew open run to make the score 11-5
a 2-1game in the third in- after four."
ning when they tallied five Knowles led off the fifth
runs on two hits, two Gator with a single and Wade
errors, a hit batsman and reached base on a walk.
three walks. The Pirates McCorvey singled scoring
scored four more runs in Knowles. Lollie singled
the fourth courtesy of an- as McCorvey ,advanced
other walk and two more to third and Mayhann
errors. The Wewahitchka flew out to left field scor-
rally began in the fourth; ing McCorvey. Strickland
Cody Wade walked and reached base on a walk

and Leaman singled scor-
ing Lollie. Peak walked
and Chase Harvey singled
scoring Leaman and Peak
cutting the Pirate lead to
11- 10.
The Pirates. scored
three runs in the top of
the sixth. After a score-
less inning, the Gators ral-
lied again in the seveitif.
Leaman hit a pinch single
and Peak followed with a
double, Harvey singled
scoring Leaman and Peak.
Knowles struck out arid
Wade grounded out. Mc-
Corvey was hit by a pitch
bring the winning run to

the plate but Lollie struck
out to end the game.
Harvey was 3 for 5 with
a double and four RBIs,.
Leaman was 2 for 4 with
a home run and four RBIs
and Peak was 2 for 3 with
two doubles and two RBIs.
The losing pitcher was
Leaman, now 1- 2.
Friday, March 13
Wewahitchka 10,
West Gadsden 0
Wewahitchka evened
its district record with.
a run-rule win. Senior
right hander Harvey (1-0)
earned the win by throw-
ing four-shutout innings,


striking out six and allow-
ing only one infield hit. Lol-
lie retired the Panthers in
order in the last inning.
The Gators got on the
scoreboard in the first
inning as Price singled,
Leaman walked and Peak
hit a sacrifice fly to center
field scoring Price. Harvey
singled scoring Leaman to
give the Gators a 2-0 lead.
The Gators tallied three
more runs in the second
inning when Wade reached
base on an. error, McCor-
vey walked and Lollie sin-
gled scoring Wade.
After Lollie stole second
base Mayhann delivered a
two RBI single. In the fifth
inning the Gators scored
five runs; Knowles .was
hit by a pitch, stole second
base and advanced to third
on a passed ball. McCor-
vey grounded out to sec-
ond base scoring Knowles.
Wade singled and scored
when Lollie singled. May-
hann followed with an RBI
single. Mayharin scored ofn
a fielder's choice by Peak
and Price scored the final
run on a passed ball.
Leading Hitters for the
Gator's were Mayhann
who was 3 for4 with two
doubles and two RBIs,
Wade who was 2 for 3 with
two RBIs and Lollie who
was 2 for 3 with two RBIs.
The Gators play at Bay
High Thursday at 6 p.m.
CT and travel to Liberty
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WHS spring break tournament
The Wewahitchka Ga- hitchka. Wewahitchka High School,.
tor Baseball Booster Club This year's tournament Coaches Tony Muina,
is finalizing their plans for will be the "Bryan Baxley Coach Blake Rish, or Caro-
a Spring Break Baseball Invitational Tournament." lyn Husband with the Gator
Tournament. This special Six local schoolswillbe com- Baseball Booster Club at
tournament will be held peting for the championship' (850)227-6164.
March 30-31 at the WHS in this special Junior Varsity Also anyone interested
baseball field. In addition to Tournament. in being a sponsor of this
this tournament being held Gator Baseball would year'stournamentmaysend
as a local Junior Varsity like to ask that everyone their contributions to: Gator
Championship Tournament, make plans to come out and Baseball Booster Club, P 0
this year's tournament will help us honor Coach Bryan Box 622, Wewahitchka, FL.
also serve as means of hon- Baxley. Anyone interested Final games times and
oring Coach Bryan Baxley, in obtaining additional in- tournament brackets, will
a former physical education formation on this Upcoming be coming in next week's
teacher and coach in Wewa- tournament may contact paper.


PSJ girls run away
with Ram Relays
STommy Oliver Stadium
in Panama City is starting to
feel just cozy for the Port St.
Joe girls' track team.
For the second time this
young track season' the
squad sprinted away from
the competition in Tommy
Oliver Stadium, this time in
last Saturday's annual Ram
The early regional ba-
rometer attracted 19 schools
and opposed to the Panhan-
dle Open two weeks ago, the
Ram Relays always attracts
area teams in all classifica-
Fort Walton Beach (67.5
points), South Walton (59.5)
and. Arnold (38.5) were all
, well back of the two front-
Kayla Parker ledthe way
for Port St. Joe, winning the
100 hurdles and long jump
and being part of winning
4x100 meter and 4x200 me-
ter relay teams.
Port St. Joe also won the
4x400 meter relay and was
fourth in the sprint medley.
Megan Walker and Ash-
leigh Lewis were 1-2 in the
pole vault. Mariah Johnson
was second to Parker in
the 100 hurdles and fifth in
the high jump, just ahead
of Port St. Joe's Dantasia
Welch in sixth.
Natasha Allen was sixth
in the triple jump and third
in the long jump and Ashley

Robinson was fifth in the
shot put for Port St. Joe.
1. Port St. Joe 102 pts 2.
Niceville 81.5,3. Fort Walton
Beach 67.5, 4. South Walton
59.5, 5. Arnold 38, 5. Mos-
ley 38, 7. Rutherford 36, 8.
Dothan 32..5, 9. Bay 29, 10,
Graceville 21, 11. Wewahi-
tchka 15, 12. Maclay 13, 13.
Marianna 9, 14. Sneads 3.
The Port St. Joe boys
finished 13th out of 16
schools with two athletes
competing in this largely re-
lay event.
Parker Harris won the
pole vault with a leap of 14-
.feet and Evan Protsman
was eighth in the 3,200 me-
1. Niceville 93, 2. Ruther-
ford 87, 3. Fort Walton Beach
86, 4. Bay 48, 5. Moslqy 39, 6.
Arnold 27, 7. South Walton
21, 8. Wewahitchka 19, 9.
Dothan 18,10. Marianna 17,
11. Macley 15,12. Sneads 14,
13. Port St. Joe 11, 14. North-
view 5, 15. Bozeman 4, 16.
Carroll 3.

Altha edges Port St.
Joe in weightlifting
Port St. Joe High School
fell to Altha 48-29 in weight-
lifting last Thursday, though
the Tiger Sharks had three
individual winners and four
second-place lifters.
Javon Davis at 219.
pounds, James McCulley at
139 pounds and Chris Fox-

worth at 238 pounds were all
winners for Port St. Joe.
Chad Clark, competing
at heavyweight, Victor Quin-
tanilla at 199 pounds, Jaco-
bie Chambers at 129 pounds
and Ty Sowell at 183 pounds
each finished second in their
weight class.
Calvin Pryor was third at
199 pounds and Dexter Ter-
ry was third in the heavy-
weight classification.

Tiger Sharks split two
The Port St. Joe High
School baseball team split
home-and-away last week
The Tiger Sharks beat
Liberty County 6-0 at home
in a district tilt on Friday.
Jacob Thompson threw
a complete game shutout,
allowing just three hits to
raise his record to 4-1.
On Saturday the Tiger
Sharks traveled to Tallahas-
see where they. lost 12-8 to
Florida High.
The junior varsity beat
Florida High 13-10. Dylan
Hester was one hit .away
from the cycle, Austin Brake
had two hits, C.J. Butts had
two hits and Jesse Hyman
had two hits to pace Port St.
The Tiger Sharks played
Myrtle High School (MS)
on Monday and West Union
High School (MS) Tuesday
before traveling to Holmes
County on Friday. The Tiger
Sharks host West Gadsden
at 5 p.m. next Tuesday.




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PSJMS splits 0
The Port St. Joe Middle squad gained a measure of
school baseball team split revenge when it defeated
pair of games at Tolar Tolar 14-6.
Middle School in Liberty Dave Warriner went 1
countyy last week. for 1, was hit by pitches
In the "A' squad game, twice and scored three
olar edged Port St. Joe times. Walt Wilder was
-4. 3 for 3 with three runs
r Ricky Pennington was scored and Cole Cry-
for 2 with a run-scored derman was 2 for 3 with
or Port St. Joe and Drew two triples and two runs
,acour was 1 for 1 and scored. Hunter Baum-
cored a run. gardner was 1 for 1 with
Jackson Combs pitched a double and scored a run
our innings, allowing and Tony Yowell scored
ve hits, five runs, three twice and was 1 for 1.
earned, while walking Hunter Baumgardner
three and striking out one. pitched two innings, allow-
The Port St. Joe "B" ing four hits and five runs

it Tolar
while walking three and
striking out three.
Wilder pitched the fi-
nal inning allowing, one
earned run while walking
three and striking out one.
The middle school
baseball team is at Grand
Ridge on Thursday begin-
ning at 4:30 and finishes
the season at home on
Friday against the ABC
School from Franklin
County. The game starts
at 5 p.m. ET.
On March 24-26 the
Middle School Confer-
ence tournament gets

Lady Sharks 9-0 for the season
With a 12-2 victory ovqr one earned run. Sopho- two hits and scored twice.
visiting Liberty County more Kristi Davis relieved Jo Williams added a triple,
last Friday the Port St. Joe Gardner and pitched 1 2/3 Cassie Tullis a double and-
High .School softball team innings allowing one hit Kayla Minger a single.
kept its overall and district and one run while walking The Lady Sharks are
records perfect. none. 9-0 overall and 1-0 in the
* Katie Gardner started Gardner had two hits, a district. They travelled to
for the Lady Sharks, pitch- double and a two-run home Franklin County on Tues-
ing 4 i/3 no-hit innings run to left field, finishing day and travel to the Do-
and striking out four while with three RBIs. than, Ala. tournament on
walking one and allowing HeatherBrinkmeierhad Friday.

WHS track team impressive in early meets

Wewahitchka High
School participated in a
six-team meet in Chipley
6n March 12. The boys'
team won the team com-
Billy Naylor led the way
by winning the 800 meters
and the 1;600 meters. Wil-
liams Bailey was first in
the triple jump, Theryl
Brown won the high jump
and Chris Peak took the
discus. Kenny Fisher took
the 200 meters and was
fourth in the 100 meters.
The Gator 4x800 meters
team of Travis McGill, Mi-
chael Bryan, Remington
Wade and Bailey finished
third. The 4x100 meter re-
lay team of Alex Hardin,
Jacob Taylor, Nick Mal-
colm and Dakota Ake also
finished third.
'. ChrisWolframwas sixth
in the 100 meters and third
in the 200 meters. Andrew
Bidwell was third in the
1,600 meters and Jeremy
Morrill finished fifth in the

800 meters. In the 3,200
meters, Michael Bryan
was second, Remington
Wade third and Zac Smith
fifth. Jacob Villasenor was
fifth in the shot put and
Kitt Owens was fifth in the
long jump.
For the Lady Gators,
Donia Lanier won the
1,600 meters while Laurel
Manor took the 800 meters
and Kayla Williams the
high jump.
The girls' 4x100 meter
team of Azania Goodman,
Jabrela Lewis, Scout Flow-
ers and Danielle Stanley
finished second. The 4x400
meter relay team, Lanier,
Manor, Lewis and Stanley
was second.
Goodman also finished
fifth in the 100 meters and
.sixth in the 200 meters,
Lena McLemore took
sixth in the discus while
Jamila Lewis was sec-
ond in the shot put, with
Latoya Gainer fifth and
Alicia Sellers sixth.

T'Keyah Myers finished
third behind Kayla Wil-
liams in the high jump.
Wewahitchka also par-
ticipated in the Ram Re-
lays on Saturday.
Williams finished. sec-
ond in the high jump on
the girls side and the dis-
tance medley of Stanley,
Jaria Pippin, Manor and
Lanier finished sixth.
For the boys, Brown
took third in the high jump.
The spring medley team of
Tyler Lanter, Colton Price,
Naylor and Fisher finished
second and the distance
medley team of Fisher,
Bidwell, Naylor and Josh
Mitchell finished fourth.
The 4x400 meter re-
lay team of Fisher, Price,
Mitchell and Naylor also
took fourth.
The Wewahitchka
track team travels to Lib-
erty County on Wednes-
day and competing in the
North Florida Relays on

Wewahitchka wrestling team says thanks

The Wewahitchka High
School wrestling team
would like to thank their
coaches, parents, and sup-
porters for a great season.
With only eight wrestlers
in a four-year-old pro-
gram these wrestlers
have come a long way in
a short period of time.
Highlights of this season
include but definitely are

not limited to: two dis-
trict champions, seven
regional qualifiers, two
state qualifiers; and one
state medalist. We could
not have been successful
without our community's
support and we would like
to thank the following for
contributing to our travel
expenses to the regional
and state tournaments:

Rich's IGA employees and
customers for supporting
our "Bagging for Bucks,"
First United Methodist
Church of Wewahitchka,
Gator Boosters Club, Tu-
pelo Lodge No. 289, Order
of the Eastern Star, Ron
Pettrine, Peak's Unlim-
ited, Pettis Pest Services,
Danny Little, and George
Cox. Thank you!

Basketball camp applications evaluated

Applications are now
being evaluated for the
Ten Star All-Star summer
basketball camp. The Ten
Star All Star summer bas-
ketball camp is by invita-
tion only. Bpys and girls
ages 10-19 are eligible to
apply. Past participants.
include: Michael Jor-
dan, Tim Duncan, Vince
Carter, Jerry Stackhouse,

Grant Hill and Antawn
Players from 50 states
and 11 foreign countries
attended the 2008 camp.
College basketball schol-
arships are possible for
players selected to the All-
American team. Camp lo-
cations include: Phoenix,
Babson Park, Fla., Gaines-
ville, Ga., Champaign, Ill.,

Glassboro, N.J., Ithaca,
N.Y., Marietta, Ohio, Leb-
anon, Tenn., Commerce,
Texas, and Blacksburg,
Va. There is also a sum-
mer camp available for
boys and girls ages 9-18 of
all skill levels. For a free
brochure on the summer
camps, please call 704-
373-0873 ANYTIME or vis-

People Helping People of Gulf

County select shot golf tournament

The first annual People
Helping People of Gulf
County select shot golf tour-
nament will be held at 1 p.m.
on May 2. The event is spon-
sored by Preble-Rish, Inc.
Prizes are as follows:
$10,000.00 cash for a hole-in-

one on No. 7; longest drive
and closest to the pin for all
tees is $50.
The first-place team will
collect $400, second-place
$300, third-place $200 and
fourth-place $100.
Please call Jerry Stokoe

for information and regis-
tration information.
All proceeds will be used
to help pay electric, gas and
water bills and purchase
food, transportation, and
medicine for the needy peo-
ple of Gulf County.

Dawson named Old Spice player of the year




award. Last year there were only about
25 students in various sports throughout
the country recognized with this honor.

The Port St. Joe Kiwan-
is Club will sponsor the Dr.'
Bob King Kiwanis Charity
golf tournament on April 4.
The tournament will
be a best-ball select shot

event that will begin with
a shotgun start at 1 p.m.
atSt. Joseph Bay Country
Hole sponsorships are
$75 and a patrons sponsor-

ship, which includes one
player is $150. Entry fee is
$50 per player.
There will be a chicken
dinner served immediately
after the tournament.

featuring outstanding youth from across the
east and west of the Panhandle.

Saturday, April 11

Gulf Coast Community College

Girl's game starts at 11AM Boy's game starts at 1 PM
$4 for adults $2 for children (5-17)
Children under five are FREE
Tickets may be purchased at the door
Billy Harrison Field House located at Gulf Coast Community College on US Highway 98

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Port St. Joe senior quarterback Ty-
rone Dawson was named as one of the
"Old Spice Red Zone Player of the Year
for 2008." The Old Spice Players of the
Year is awarded to a player that a coach
sends in for nomination. It is looked at
by a committee which determines if a
player has demonstrated outstanding
leadership and performance on the field
where it counts the most: The Red Zone.
It is sponsored by Proctor & Gamble. It
celebrates a player's contributions to his
team. Dawson was selected out of many
fine athletes all across the nation and is
among a few players recognized for the

Kiwanis sponsors "Dr. King" golf tournament

Thursday, March 19, 2009

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By Despina Williams
SStar StaffWriter
SReclaiming her title as the Panhandle Peep Show
diorama contest's cutest contestant, two-and-a-half
year old Kenzie Barber delivered her entry to The
Star office on Monday. .
Barber constructed the diorama under the watch-
Aful eve of "Nana" Traci Gaddis of Mexico Beach.
Entitled "Picking Seashells," the work depicts the'
Gaddis/Barber family in various states of repose.

Peeps representing Kenzie, her parents Derric
and Jennifer Barber, Nana Traci and Papa Gary Gad-
dis, along with pooches Boo Boo and Susie, relax in
the sun amid seasheUs Barbie plucked from a nearby
Barber was the youngest contestant to enter last
year's contest.
'Her latest masterpiece is on display at The Star
office in Port St. Joe.
For contest rules, see the ad in this week's paper
or visit

Official Entry Form

Telephone Number:
Category (check one):
Ages 6-9',
__ Ages 10-13
___ Ages 14-1 '
Ages 19 and up
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Diorama Title:

Brief, description:

Tape the entry form to the back of the diorama and submit the finished work by 5 p.m. (ET) on
April 3 to:

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135 W. Hwy. 98
Port City Shopping Center
Port St. Joe, FL 32457'

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129 Commerce Street
Apalqchicola, FL 32320

Kenzie Barber shows off her entry, entitled "Picking Seashells."'

Growing Minds Center hostsfundraisers

.By DespinaWillians, cash bar.
Star StaffWriter On April 11, the center
Sill commemorate Autism'
The., Growing Minds. Awareness Month with a
Center will host two upcom- festival in Port Sti. oe's
.ling fundraisers to further Frank Pate Park from Itf
its mission to treat children a.m. to 3 p.m. ET.
with autism and other de- The event, open to the
velopmental disorders. entire community, will in-
On March 21, the Thirsty elude a dunking booth, ac-
Goat in Port St. Joe will tivities for children, food
'host the center's Spring and entertainment.
4Fling fundraiser from 5-10 Attendees will also be
p.m. ET. able to participate in activi-
Local musicians Dana ties that simulate the per-
land Charlie Black, Sarah sonal experiences of those
.Gaskins and Bo Springs with autism.
will perform, and attendees Information on autism
will enjoy appetizers and a and the center's work with

Gulf and Franklin County
students will be available
for viewing at both events.
The Growing Minds Cen-
ter is located in the Long
Avenue .Baptist Churph
nursing facility.
The center was founded
last August by board certi-
fied behavior analyst Chris-
tine Hermsdorfer, a former
Port St. Joe Elementary
School employee.
For more information
on the center and upcom-
ing fundraisers, contact
Christine Hermsdorfer at
(850) 227-4392 or Stephanie
Petrie, (850) 227-5311.

Harley Whitfield, joined by center
Founder Christine Hermsdorfer,
draws, the winning ticket for the
Feb.,21 raffle of a prize package
including a three-night stay at St.
George Island Inn, gift certificates
for Teach's Raw Bar and Some Like
it Hotter and a goody bag from
Two Gulls. Franklin County teacher
-4 4 Patty Creamer won the raffle,
which raised nearly $1,000 for the


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Thursday, March 19, 2009



Club March


The GFWC in Wewahi-
tchka held its March meet-
ing underneath dangling
shamrocks, lots of green
and a pot of gold. The meet-
ing was held on March 9
in the Charles Whitehead
Public Library. President
Rosa Feltrop called the
meeting to order, follow-
ing by a devotion by Jackie
. Huft. After the different of-
ficers had reported, Public
Affairs chairman Laura
Baxley introduced ,our
guest speaker, Sgt. Dennis
J. Sorrells of the Florida
Highway Patrol.
Sgt. Sorrells gave an
informative program on
"Move Over, Slow Down."
It's the law. This law pro-
tects law enforcement offi-
cers, emergency workers,
firefighters and tow truck
drivers who are stopped
along roadways while per-
forming their jobs. This
law of six years requires
motorists to move over
when a patrol car, emer-
gency vehicleor tow truck
driver is stopped on the
side of the road with lights
Violators of the: "Move
Over Law" will be issued
a citation.
Sgt. Sorrells answered
questions from the group,
then gave out little treats,
such as pens, key chains,
cell phone holders, etc.
Who doesn' a free-
bie? Refreshments were
served and members left
with a better understand-
ing of this relatively new

Elmore Godfrey

Happy 90th birthday
March 21, 2009
We love you!
Your family

SCowart-Ramsey wedding
Final wedding plans have been announced for Peggy Cowart
and Wesley Ramsey. The wedding will take place on April 4 at 4
p.m. at the Sails Gazebo of the First United Methodist Church of
Port St. Joe. If ro sails are in place, the wedding will be held in the
sanctuary of the church. No local invitations are being sent, but all
family and friends are invited to attend.

Meet Marley!
The purrfect cat for your family. "My name
is'Marley and I would love to become a part
of your home forever." Marley has a terrific
disposition. & doesn't even mind dogs! Consider.
adopting an adult cat- sadly these beautiful pets
are most often overlooked when the cute &
younger kittens are chosen. Please stop by the,
St. Joseph Bay Humane Society at 1007 Tenth
St. or call us at 227-1103.

consider being.a foster parent. When you foster
a pet, you greatly increase their chances of being
adopted! Contact the St. Joseph Bay Humane
Society for details.

Casen Tyler
Hill is born
Casen Tyler
Hill was born Jan.
4, 2009 at St. Lucie
Medical Center.
He weighed 9
pounds, one
ounce and was
21.5 inches long.
parents are
Greenwood and
Christopher Hill.
is Cathy Davis
and paternal
grandparent is
Joatm Hill.

Healy anniversary
Frank and Brenda Healy of Port St. Joe celebrated their first
wedding anniversary, which occurred on Feb. 14, 2009, at a church
breakfast held March 15 with family and friends in the Fellowship
Hall of First United Methodist Church of Mexico Beach.

A special 'thank

you to Marlo
The family of "Capt. Bill Holman" is pleased to
present Capt. Bill's blue scooter to Marlo Thomas.
Marlo is a faithful employee of the Piggly Wiggly
grocery store that is owned by George and Hilda
Duren. Practically, every morning Capt. Bill and
Marlo would open up the store at 6 a.m. The ladies
at the deli served Capt. Bill his own special "Capt.
Bill's Breakfast" and Marlo would always have a
beautiful smile, a kind greeting for the Captain and
ask if he cold do anything for the Captain.
Therefore, in appreciation of the extraordinary
care and kindness that was exhibited to Capt. Bill
by Marlo, the Captain's family, in memory of Capt.
Bill, presented Marlo with the keys to Capt. Bill's
scooter and wishes Marlo a very productive and
bountiful life.

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'Thank you'
As most of you know, this community suffered a'great
loss at the death of our beloved dentist of 60 years, Dr.
Robert King.
I had the pleasure of working with Dr. King for the past
;37 years. During this time, I was blessed to have made
many friends and acquaintances through his office. 'I have
\ grown to love each and every one of you over the years.
' You all have made my life joyful and full of laughter.
I wOuld like to take this opportunity to thank
that patients and the dental community for your
suppok for being so thoughtful and for being
there for me during this difficult time of loss. I
I am sure Doc will be missed just as much as I
will miss each of you.

. Gratefully, Mary at Dr. King's
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Mexico Beach AARP
Chapter 4325 will host a
St..Patrick's Party Friday,
March 20 at noon C.T. at the
Methodist Church Fellow-
ship Hall in Mexi6o Beach.
Members will dine free
of charge, with guests pay-
ing $5 a plate.
Please call Ruth
McLaughlin at 648-3067 to
confirm your reservation,
so sufficient corn beef can
be ordered.
Connie Risinger will en-
tertain us on the piano.
Come join the great food
and fun with your neigh-
bors and friends, and con-
sider joining us as mem-
bers. This is one gathering
you don't want to miss.
For more information,
contact Ed Koziol, 648-

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Thursday, March 19, 2009

It's payday

America's walls have fallen, the
hedges have been uprooted, too.
Satan has been having a ball
watching everything we do.
With alcohol flowing like water,
drugs and sex all around.
Hollywood makes it look
glamorous, but America is going
America has let God down,
without His intervention we will
not rebound.
America was once the place
to be.
Illegal aliens still think this,
they can live off you and me.
What the government doesn't
spend, they're giving away.
Some to banks, who foreclose
on American homes each day,
Leaving Americans with no
place to stay.
Many with no job, and getting
more bleak each passing day.
It's payday America for taking
prayer out of school.
Not teaching our children the
Golden Rule.,
Ripping babies from a womb
before it sees the light of day,
Get ready America, it's on the
Money hungry politicians,
getting rich off the poor.
God will not forget you for sure.
Alcoholics, lesbians, queers
and crooks.
S Your payday's coming, it's in
the book
There is not but one way you'
can win.
Give your heart to Jesus,
before payday my friend:
Billy Johnson

The Christian CONSCIENCE

The Gospel of John contains much
information, about the early teaching of
Jesus not found in Matthew, Mark and
Luke. This causes us to pay close attention
to what appears to be the first teaching
of Jesus in His earthly ministry the
teaching that Jesus gave a Pharisee, named
Nicodemus about being born again, which
is found in John 3:1-21. From that point on,
being born again, is taken for granted, as
something that has happened to His true
Being born again, or more correctly
BORN FROM ABOVE, is the only thing that
Jesus ever said MUST happen to a person,
in order to enter the Kingdom of Heaven.
There .are many other things that are found
in scripture that describe things that a
born again person"vill do, but these are not
requirements for entrance into heaven.
Believing is not listed as a requirement
for heaven, but truly born again Christians
are described as people who.believe in Him
and will not perish.
Good works of righteousness are not
listed, as a requirement for heaven, but
truly born again Christians will practice
Receiving Holy Communion is not listed
as a requirement for heaven, but truly born
again Christians will frequently take Holy
Water baptism is not listed as a

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Sunday School 9:45
Sunday Worship Service 10:45
Wednesday Cafe 5 pm
Wednesday 6:15
Adult Bible Study-
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Contemporary Service 9:00 a.m. ET
Sunday School: 10:00 a.m. ET
Traditional Worship: 11:00 a.m. ET
Youth: 5:30p.m. ET
Choir: 7:00 p.m. ET

350) 227-1724
Rev. Mac-Fulcher
Ann Comforter Jeremy Dixon
Music Director Youth Minister
Deborah Loyless
Director of Children Minitries

-First Baptist Church
,' Jerome Barnes, Interim Pastor
Buddy Caswell, Minister of Music & Education
Bobby Alexander, Minister to Students
New Service Schedule for First Baptist Church
Sunday Wednesday
Contemporary Service ........8:30 am Children's Choir............... 6:00 pm
Sunday School .................9:40 am Prayer Meeing..................6:30 pm
Traditional Service............11:00 am Children's Ministry
Awana's.......................... 5:00 pm Activities......................... 6:30 pm
Youth Choir.....................5:30 pm Youth Ministry Activities ...6:30 pm
Youth Groups....................6:00 pm

Michael Rogers Pastor
9:45 AM ................................................ Sunday School
10:30 AM .................................. Fellowship Breakfast
11:00 AM .......................... ...................... W orship
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801 20th Street Port St. Joe 229-6707
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requirement for heaven, but truly borhi
again Christians will submit to baptism by
immersion, demonstrating what God has
done for them dramatizing the burial of
the old life by going under the water and the
arising out of the water. to walk in the new
life that God has given them.
One might ask, "What about that part
in John Chapter 6 where Jesus talks about
eating His flesh and drinking His blood?" Is
God the author of cannibalism? Of course
not! If you read the last part of that chapter,
you will find that Jesus is talking about His
words and His Spirit, not literally eating
His flesh, and drinking His blood. John 6:63
says, "It is the Spirit who gives life, THE
added). The words that I speak to you are
spirit, and they are life."
Watching and praying are not listed as a
requirement for heaven, but truly born again
Christians will spend much time watching
and praying.
Tithing is not listed as a requirement for
heaven, but truly born again Christians will
give at least 10 percent of their increase to
God's work.
Going to church is not listed as a
requirement for heaven, but truly born
again Christians will attend a good church
at least once each week.
Giving thanks for food at meals is not
listed as a requirement for heaven, but truly

born again Christians will say give thanks
for their food before each meal.
Visiting the sick or imprisoned is not
listed as a requirement for heaven, but truly
born again Christians will visit the sick and
those in prison.
Supplying food to the poor is not listed
as a requirement for heaven, but truly born
again Christians will frequently give to the
You see? Rather than concentrating on
these good works, we need to concentrate
on what Jesus said MUST happen to person
'- to be born again from above and to be
born of the Holy Spirit.
At the Mexico Beach Christian Worship
Center, we teach the same things about the
entrance to heaven as Jesus (the Messiah)
taught, and what is recorded throughout the
entire Bible.
Our services begin, with a time of
greeting and fellowship, at 9:30 a.m. CT each
Sunday. Worship begins at 9:45 a.m. After
the service, we have a pot luck fellowship
luncheon (Hebrews 10:24-25). We worship
at the Mexico Beach Civic Center on 105 N.
31st street, behind the Beach Walk gift shop,
just off U.S. 98, in Mexico Beach.
God Bless,
Pastor Tim Morrill
Mexico Beach Christian Worship Center

Carter Temple hosts women's conference:

'On Fire and Totally Committed to the Lord'
A women's conference, "On Fire and Totally Committed to the Lord," will be
held the first week of next month at the Carter Temple Church on Williamsburg
Road in Wewahitchka.
At 7 p.m. on April 1, the speaker will be Missionary Brenda Russell of Panama
City. At 7 p.m. on April 3, Dr. Yvonne Capehart of Pensacola will be the guest speak-
er and at 11:30 a.m. on April 5, Prophetess Ane Wright of Jacksonville will speak.
All times are Central Daylight Time.


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

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Sunday Worship Services:
8:30 a.m. Traditional Worship
9:45 a.m CST Bible Study
11:00 a.m. Contemporary Worship
Open Hearts. Open minds. Open doors.
The people of lexi e leak United lethedsi Chlrch
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Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor Church/Office: 648-8820

The friendly place to worship!

First Baptist Church
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

W First Presbyterian Church
-of Port St. Joe
508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
Reverend Ruth Hempel
Worship Service 10:00 a.m.
Sunday School 11:00 a.m.

St. Peter's Anglican Church -f
(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"

Jesus is Lord and He is waiting

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382 Ling Street Highland View
j Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
Sunday School 9:45a
Morning Worship 11:00
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Evening cSrvice
Discipleship Training
Wednesday Prayer


7:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m.

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... Psai 29

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

Family Life

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

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

A Spirit Filled
Outreach Oriented
Word of Faith Church

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

311 Columbus St. St. Joe Beach, FL 32456
SUNDAY: General Assembly 9:45 a.m. ET- Bible Study all ages 10 a.m. ET
Morning Worship 11 a.m. ET Evening Worship 6 p.m. ET
Tuesday: Choir Practice 7 p.m.
Wednesday: Kids for Christ 6 p.m. /Prayer Meeting & Youth Group 7 p.m.
"0 taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in Him."
Please accept this invitation to join us in worship. God bless you!
Please call usfor your spiritual needs.
Pastor David Nichols
Church 647-3950 Home 769-8725

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Concerned Christian Society to hold
The Concerned Christian Society "Burn-
Out Program" will hold a fundraiser for Mr.
and Mrs. Roy Lee Williams at 7 p.m. ET on
March 28 at New Life Christian Centegr The
Williams suffered a total loss of their home at
233 Avenue E to a fire on Monday
May God richly bless all of you.
Nathan Peters, Jr.
Program (hairperson

The Catholic Church
Iof Gulf County
St. Joseph Parish
20th Monument Ave. Port St. Joe 227-1417
All Mass Times EDT
Saturday 4:00 pm
Sunday 9:30 am
Monday, Thursday, Friday 9:30 am
Wednesday 5:30 pm
St. Lawrence Mission
788 N Hwy71 Wewahitchka, FL
Sunday Mass ............................................ ............... 11:00 am (CT)
Cape San Bias Mission
1500 ft from State Park entrance at Cape San Bias
Saturday Mass............... . .... 6:00 pm (ET)

613 Madison St.
Port St. Joe, FL 32456


B4 I The Star

School News

Thursday, March 19, 2009

He's been slimed

Wewahitchka Elemen-
tary School physical edu-
cation teacher Stuart Vines
challenged students to
raise money for the Ameri-
can Heart Association by
participating in the Jump
Rope for Heart campaign.
The children set a goal

of $3,500 .with the under-
standing that if they met it,
Vines would subject him-
self to a sliming. The stu-
dents surpassed the goal.
Top money raisers in each
grade took great pleasure
in dumping slime on Vines.
The slime, prepared by

the fifth-grade science thank Coach Vines for be-
classes, consisted of apple- ing such a good sport and
sauce, oatmeal and "yucky our students for taking the
green stuff." We want to challenge to heart.

Snow kidding'

Standardized testing
can take a lot out of a kid
(and a teacher, too)! Stu-
dents at Wewahitchka El-
ementary School released
a little post-test stress by
playing in the "snow." For
the day, the WES pavilion
was converted to a winter
wonderland, and the kids
,enjoyed romping and roll-
ing in the white stuff even
if it wasn't exactly cold.

"Snow Kiddin' We Beat the
Test" was the theme for
this post-testing celebra-
tion, and children played
in snow that was gluten-
based and dissolved in wa-
ter. It was a pretty "cool"
treat for our hard-working
students. WES would like
to thank the maintenance
department and special
area teachers for making
our blizzard a big success.


I In random order,
Brandon Barnes,
I Dalton Brewer,
Luke Caldwell,
Brittany Cherry,
Lexi Combs,
Hunter Cook,
'Brian Darnell,
Madison Davis,
Jaden Grantland,
Lauren Hall,
Nakeasha Hills,
Courtney Huff,
Georgia Lee,
Aidan Lewis,
Miles, Amity
Mullen, Katie
Noble, Sydnee
Marcella Phelps,
.Michael Rogers,
Ty Royal, Keaston
Michael Sherrill
and Michael

Raffle tickets on sale for Grad Bash

By Savannah Bottkol

Attention all seniors and
parents, the Gulf County
scholarship program is sell-
ing raffle tickets for the se-
niors' Grad Bash. Prizes in-
clude a 42" Vizio television,
a Dell laptop, an 8 GB iPod
Touch and a Nintendo Wii.
The tickets are for sale for
$25. Please see Mrs. Ginger
Bernal if you are interested
or call 850-229-8813. The
drawing will be held April
25 at "A Taste of the Coast:
An Artful Affair," and you
do not needto be present to
win the raffle.

Herf Jones has come
back to deliver senior invi-
tations and, memorabilia.
Please see Ms. Barbee if
you did not yet receive your
boxes. Also, if you have not
paid for your Herf Jones
senior invitations, you need
to bring your money to Ms.

Senior dues need to be
paid as soon as possible to
Mrs. Taylor.
Seniors who are going
on the senior trip had a $50
payment due March 15. An-
other payment will be due
April 15.

Careful there, Pastor Ralph. Miss Lori has that look that says, "I've always crack an egg on your head"

Faith Christian hosts learning fair

The Learning Fair at Faith Chris- before the end of the school year.
tian was March 13. Students could March 20 will be the annual Faith
enter projects in various areas of Christian School spaghetti supper/
science and history. We will have the auction. Come and see the great items
winners and pictures for next week's to be auctioned this year. There also
Star. will be a silent auction beginning at 5
Spring tests have been the focus p.m. The suppers also will be served
of students and teachers alike this beginning at 5 p.m. Supper includes
week,. We trust that parents have been spaghetti and sauce, salad, bread, tea
insisting on healthy diets and plenty and dessert. Come and enjoy a great
of sleep. To the parents who brought meal, plenty of good fellowship and bid
healthy snacks for test breaks, we say, on "whatever tickles your fancy." Don't
"thank you." Results should be back miss out.

FAMU center receives grant GCCC welcomes artist William Dunlap

Florida A&M University
Center for Water and Air
Quality will initiate a new
program this summer for
middle and high school
teachers focused on inte-
grating awareness and con-
servation of Gulf Coastal re-
sources into the classroom
curriculum. FAMU's new
program is funded through
a grant from the National
Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration's Coastal
Services Center in sup-
port of the Gulf of Mexico
Alliance. FAMU's proposal
was selected from a large
response of Florida appli-
FAMU's new program
will offer teachers a variety
of first-hand opportunities
to learn about coastal re-
sources and issues and de-
velop their own classroom
teaching materials. Pro-
gram content will be de-
livered through field trips,
hands-on experiences and
interactive lecture/labo-
ratory activities. Partici-
pants will learn a variety of
skills, including how to use
GPS/GIS technology, how
to perform simple field
water quality analyses,

and how to set up a sim-
ple teaching Web site and
blog. Program outcomes
also will include a collec-
tion of teaching materials
that will be freely avail-
able to other teachers gulf-
wide. Program partners
include the Apalachicola
National Estuarine Re-
search Reserve, the Apala-
chicola Riverkeeper and
the NOAA Environmental
Cooperative Science Cen-
ter. For more information
about the summer pro-
gram, contact Katherine
Milla at katherine.milla@
The Gulf of Mexico Al-
liance is a partnership
of the states of Alabama,
Florida, Louisiana, Mis-
sissippi and Trexas with

the goal of significantly
increasing regional col-
laboration to enhance the
ecological and economic
health of the Gulf of Mex-
ico. Environmental educa-
tion is one of the six prior-
ity issues that the Alliance
has addressed as region-
ally significant. In order
. to effectively engage this
priority, the GOMA En-
vironmental Education
Network, coordinated
through the Dauphin Is-
land' Sea Lab, received a
grant from NOAA's Coast-
al Services Center to fund
gulfwide environmental
education projects. The
Alliance Education Net-
work awarded funding to
16 projects in the five gulf
states this month.

The Visual and Per-
forming Arts Division
of Gulf Coast Commu-'
nity College is pleased to
welcome- artist William
Dunlap for a slideshow
lecture on March 20. The
free lecture is open to the
public and will be held
at 11 a.m. in the, Amelia
Tapper Center in room
AC128. The lecture will
be followed by a potluck
lunch that all are wel-
come to join.
The evening of March

20, Dunlap and his family,
wife, Linda- Burgess, and
daughter, Maggie Dunlap,
will be showcasing their
work in an exhibition
titled "Dunlap, Burgess,
and Dunlap: Two Genera-
tions of Southern Artists"
at the Ogden Museum
of Southern Art in Water
Color from 5 to 8 p.m. The
exhibition will showcase
the family's wide-rang-
ing talent and diversity of
William Dunlap has dis-

tinguished himself as an
artist, arts advocate, writ-
er and educator during a
career that has spanned
more than three decades.
His paintings, sculptures
and constructions can be
found in the Metropolitan
Museum of Art, the Corco-
ran Gallery of Art and the
Ogden Museum of South-
ern Art.
For more information
about this media event,
contact Chris Thomes at

Phi Theta Kappa inducts new members

Gulf Coast Community College is
proud to announce its newest inductees
into the prestigious Phi Theta Kappa,
the international honor society of the two
year colleges.
Phi Theta Kappa's mission is to rec-
ognize and encourage the academic
achievement of two-year college students
and provide opportunities for individual
growth and development through partici-
pation in honors, leadership, service and
fellowship programming.
Jessa Allen, Melissa Anderson, Deb-
orah Anglin, Kathryn Arnold, Halee
Baker, Taylor Bane, Gabe Barreto, Lacy
Bizek, Courtney Bowen, Eric Brum-
baugh, Kirstie Buccellato, Breanna Ch-

val, Margo (Rose) Clemo, Yvonne Cole,
Jessica Colyer, Brittany Cook, Hiroko
Elliot, Valerie Espinoza, Carmel Gorin,
Michael Gregg, Jennifer Groce, Chris
Gross, Chloe Henson, Yuroslav Kechkin,
Amanda Kennedy, Nichole Krause, Cam-
eron Lahren, LaShonda McCoy, Taylor
McDonald, Dalton Mandigo, Michelle
Mathews, Katherine Molina, Philip Mor-
rill, Matthew Morris, Brendon Murphy,
Han Nguyen, Shoashanna Page, David
Peters, Stella Reinstatler, Sean Reynolds,
Debora Roy, Shannon Smith, Christo-
pher Sponseller, Saya Stevenson, Cheyne
Sutherland, Thomas Sutherland, Eliza-
beth Tischler, Huong Tran, Katie Warren
andjJuli Worley. y #

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Thursday, March 19, 2009


The Star I B5


W. J. 'Fish' Herring Sr.

Nell Connell Bandjough

WJ. "Fish" Herring Sr.,
of Port St. Joe, Fla.,went
home to be with the Lord
on March 16,2009, at
the age of 90 years and
17 days. W J. was born
Feb. 27, 1919, in Malone,
Jackson County, Fla., to
Luther Forest and Fannie
Herring. He graduated
from Malone High School
in 1937 and later attended
the University of Florida.
The Civilian Conservation
Corp. toqk him to Oregon
to fight fires and to the
Florida Keys to build
WJ. moved to Port
St. Joe in 1940, where he
began a 42-year career
with the St. Joe Paper

David Bruce Langston was born
on March 29, 1951, in Port St. Joe,
Fla., to the late Mallie B. Langston
and Ada Eggelton.
David began his education in
the small schools of his hometown:
Washington Elementary School,
Washington High School and Port
St. Joe High School. He received
his secondary education from Gulf
Coast Community College, Indiana
State University and Drake
As a professional, David held
many jobs. He was assistant
coach at Gulf Coast Community
College, Indiana State University
and the University of South
He was director of the CETA
program in Port St. Joe, he worked
for the Department of Juvenile
Justice under Gov. Jeb Bush, and
he was founder and CEO of the
Langston Foundation.
David confessed faith in Christ

Co. He was a
signalman in
the U.S. Coast
Guard in the
South Pacific
from 1942-1946.
On May 17, 1947,
WJ. and Sarah
Ann Martin from
Warren, Ark., W. J
were married. HERR
W J. became
a Christian at
an early age and was an
active member of the
First Baptist Church of
Port St. Joe for more than
50 years. ,
- His first-born son;
his parents; and his
four sisters, Lillian
Cox, Margaret Nichols,

Ethel Hall and
Mae Greir,
predeceased W J.
He is
survived by his
devoted wife of
nearly 62 years, ,
Sarah Herring;
his son, WJ.
.FI "Bill" Herring
FING SR Jr.; his daughter,
Sarah Herring
Harper; his
friend and son-in-law,
Roy V Harper, all of Gulf
County; his brother, L.E
"Red" Herring of Macon,
Ga.; two grandsons,
Jason Herring and his
wife, Darcy, and Jeremy
Herring, all of Toronto,
Canada; and many nieces

David Bruce Langston
at an early age and joined Zion Fair
Baptist Church. He ended this life
a faithful member of the New Life
Christian Center.
David was a loving son, father,
grandfather, uncle, friend and co-
worker. He was a giving, strong
and influential person who loved
life and gave wholeheartedly to
his family and community. His
dedication to helping others is
shown in the many causes to which
he devoted his time and energy.
His greatest loves were basketball
and children.
David departed this life
Monday, March 9, 2009, in the
Jackson Hospital in Marianna,
He was preceded in death by
his brother, Norris Langston,
and his grandmother, Gertrude
Jackson. David leaves to cherish
his memory a loyal companion, .
Gloria Fennell; three sons, Eric
(Lakitha), Andre and Cole; three

and nephews.
The family will receive
friends from 5 to 7 p.m
Thursday, March 19, at
the First Baptist Church
of Port St. Joe. Funeral
services will be held at 11
a.m. Friday, March 20, at
the First Baptist Church.
Those desiring
may make memorial
donations to First Baptist
Church, 102 Third St.,
Port St. Joe, FL, 32456;
or Covenant Hospice, 107
W 19th St., Panama City,

Comforter Funeral
601 Long Avenue
Port Saint'Joe, FL 32456

daughters, Ericka, Twana (Dennis)
and Lavetta; three devoted sisters,
Linda Tschudi (Kenneth), Maddie
Thomas and Jackie Washington;
one brother; Willie White
(Margaret); four grandchildren;
one great-grandchild; one aunt,
Van Scott; and a host of relatives
and friends.
Words cannot express how
much he will truly be missed.
Funeral services were held at 3
p.m. EDT this past Sunday in the
R. Marion Craig Coliseum in Port
St. Joe High School. He lay in state
from noon until 3 p.m. Sunday at
the coliseum.
Interment rill follow in
Forest Hill Cemetery. In David's
memory, those who wish may
make donations' to the Norris D.
Langston Foundation, Post Office
Box 391, Port St. Joe, FL 32457.
All services are under the
direction of the Comforter Funeral

Nell Connell Bandjough,
a lifelong resident of
Wewahitchka, Fla., was born
Feb. 14, 1920, and died at
, her home March 11, 2009,
surrounded by family and
friends. She was predeceased
by her great-grandson, Kyle
Anthony Floyd, and husband,
Edward Anthony Bandjough.
She is survived by her
daughter, Bernadette
(Bonnie) Bandjough-
Eubanks (Harold) of
Wewahitchka, Fla.; one
granddaughter, Traci A.
Norris of Hosford, Fla.;
one grandson, Travis A.
Gillenwater of Bristol, Fla.;
one great-granddaughter,
Brittany N. Floyd of Hosford;
one great-grandson, Dustin
M. Gillenwater of Bristol;
three nephews, Jack Connell
(Alice Faye) of Tallahassee,
Fla., Charles W Brogdon

John C. Maddox
passed away
Thursday evening
on his boat in
Panama City, Fla.
Raised in Port
St. Joe, John was an
avid world traveler
and boat captain.
His life journey JOHN C.
took him around
the globe countless
times, each time returning
home to share a wealth of
stories with the ones closest
to him.
John graduated from
Port St. Joe High School
in 1967 and from Troy
State University. He held
advanced degrees in business
administration and education.
John was a beloved

of Hollywood, Calif., and
Daniel C. Brogdon (Opal)
of Wewahitchka; a niece,
Betty L. Fleming (Maxwell)
of Wewahitchka; and many
special friends.
The family received friends
for an hour prior to the service
from 10 to 11 a.m. CDT on
Saturday, March 14,2009,
at First United Methodist
Church in Wewahitchka
with the Rev. Ted Spencer
and the Rev. Harry Johnson
(Ret.) officiating, followed by
interment at Jehu Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, those
wishing may make memorials
to Alzheimer's Foundation of
America, 322 Eighth Ave., 7th
Floor, New York, NY, 10001, or
All services are under the
direction of the Comforter
.Funeral Home, Wewahitchka
Branch Chapel.

member of his family
and will be deeply
missed by all who
had the opportunity
to share one of his,
many adventures.
He is survived
by his daughter,
Jenna Capri;
IADDOX sisters, Donna
Milton and Dianne
Maddox; and niece
and nephew, Jessica and
Chris Milton. John is the son
of Flora Mae Maddox and
grandson of Effie Cason.
Services were held at
11 a.m. EST on Monday,
March 16, 2009, at Holly Hill
Cemetery in Port St. Joe.
All services are under the
direction of the Comforter
Funeral Home.


Fifth annual Old Mill
Family Reunion
It is that time of year
again. The annual Old Mill
Family Reunion is sched-
uled from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
on April- 11 at the Port St..
Joe High School Commons
The lunch menu will be
steak and shrimp. The cost
is $18, and money is due by
April 4.

Free tax preparation.
The Gulf County Com-
munity Development Cor-
poration, through the VITA
program, offers free in-
come tax preparation. Our
concentration is on those
people who qualify for the

Earned Income Tax Credit
and Child Tax Credit.
Please call 850-229-
1477 for an appointment,
or bring your W-2, Social
Security number or ITINs
for all family members. If
you desire a direct bank
deposit, then bring your
checking/savings account
number with the routing
The CDC is located at
401 Peters St., Port St. Joe.

Angel Food Ministries
Anyone who. wants to
stretch their money or use
food stamps to -purchase
food for $30 cash or food
stamps and get $75 to $90
worth of food, please call
People Helping People of

Gulf County at 229-5262 or
899-1036. There are no re-
strictions in income. Call

Fruit tree harvest
The fruit trees around
the area are producing
some delicious fruit. The
People Helping People of
Gulf County hopes it does
not fall off and spoil. There
are volunteers standing by
to help prevent this.
Please call 229-5262 if
you would like to donate
some fruit, and we will
help pick some fruit, which
will be given out free to the
public. There is a great
need for fruit because it
has so much nutritional

Northwest Florida 3D
Jackpot Barrel Bash
The Northwest Florida
3D Jackpot Barrel Bash
is scheduled March 21 .at
Michael Traylor Arena at
T.L. James Park in Wewa-
There will be $500 guar-
anteed added money. Pro-
ceeds will benefit Big River
Rider's 4-H Horse Club.
Registration will begin
at 8 a.m. CT. Exhibition will
begin at 9 a.m. CT. Jackpot
Barrel will begin at noon
Exhibition is $3 per ride.
Jackpot Barrel is $25 per
Negative Coggins re-
quired at.registration. Con-

cessions will be available.
For more information,
contact Debbie Elia at 850-
639-3200 or 850-227-6696 or
Russell McMillian at 850-

Boston Butt
Cook-Off fundraiser
The Panhandle Pioneer
Settlement will host their
second annual Boston Butt
Cook-Off at 10 a.m. March
There is free admission
for the cook-off. There will
be pulled pork plates and
live music., Lunch plates
are $6. The General Store
will be open with tours
available. Come out and
join us for a day of fun.

The Panhandle Pioneer
Settlement is a living mu-
seum documenting rural
life in Northwest Florida
since the early 1800s. It is
in Sam Atkins Park, about
one mile west of the inter-
section of highways 71 and
20. Follow Highway 20 west
out of Blountstown. Look
for signs for Sam Atkins
Park. Turn north at Lin-
dy's Fried Chicken (Silas
Green Street). Follow the
For more information,
contact the settlement at
For further directions
and information on the
historic buildings at the
settlement, go to www.pp-

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,BID #0809-12
The Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners
will receive sealed bids
from any qualified person,
company or corporation
interested in constructing
the following building at
Honeyville Park:
Option 1:
Single-Story Concession
Option 2:
Two-Story Concession
Stand / Restrooms / Press-
Plans and Construction
Documents can. be ob-
tained at Preble-Rish, Inc.,
324 Marina Drive, Port St.
Joe, Florida 32456, (850)
227-7200. Cost for Plans
will be $ 25.00 per set and
is non-refundable. Checks
should be made payable
bid must conform to Sec-
tion 287.133(3). Florida
Statutes, on public entity
This project is being
funded by'the Florida De-
partment of Environmental
Protection FRDAP grant
Completion date for these
projects will, be 60 days
from the date of the Notice
to Proceed presented to
the successful bidder. Liq-

uidated damages fbr fail-
ure to complete the project
on the specified date will
be set at $100.00 per day.
Please submit your origi-
nal and (3) copies of the
bid and indicated en-
NAME, that this is a
SEALED BID, and Include
Bids must be submitted to
the Gulf County Clerk's Of-
fice, Gulf County Court-
house, 1000 Cecil G.
Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St.
Joe, Florida 32456, by
4:30 p.m., E.T, onf Friday,
April 3, 2009. Bids will be
opened at this same lo-
cation on Monday, April 6,
2009 at 10:00 a.m., E.T.
The Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners
has implemented a Local
Bidders Preference Policy
for all RFP/BIDS. Anyone
interested in bidding, as a
local bidder, must follow
the requirements of Reso-
lution 2009-02 which may
be obtained from the
Clerk's Office at the above
address. The Gulf County
Board of County Commis-
sioners reserves the right
to reject any or all bids
deemed in the best inter-
est of the County.'
The Board of County Com-
missioners reserves the
right to waive informalities
in any bid, to accept
and/or reject any or all
bids, and to accept the bid
that in their judgment will
be in the best interest of
Gulf County;
If you have any questions,
please contact Stephen
Priceat (850) 227-7200 or
Grant Writer Towan
Kopinsky at (850)
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JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF Lauderdale, Florida 33312 pending in the Circuit RILL l COUNTY ROAD. NO 30-E
FLORIDA IN AND FOR on or before April 13 Court for Gulf County, 1018 McClellan (FORMERLY STATE ROAD
GULF COUNTY 2009, and file theorig Floda, Probate Divisio NOTICE TO PROPOSERS Port St. Joe, Fl. 32456 NO. 30-E); THENCE
with the Clerk of this Court the address of which is JULIA ELAINE HANDLEY ALONG SAID
FLAGSTAR BANK, FSB, either before service on 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. To ensure that your pro- 1616 Palm Blvd. RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE THE
Plaintiff B Plaintiffs attorney or imme- Boulevard, Port St..Joe, posalis responsive, you Port St. Joe, Fl. 32456 FOLLOWING SIX
diately thereafter other- Florida 32456. The names are urged to request clarifi- Attorney for Personal COURSES AND DIS-
VS wise a default will be en- and addresses of the per- cation or guidance on any Representatives: TANCES; THENCE
ALBERT ALVARADO, e red against you for the sonal representatives and issues involving this solic- Charles A. Costin SOUTH 23 DEGREES 25
ALBERT ALVARADO, eta relief demanded in the the personal represen- itation before submission Florida Bar No. 699070 MINUTES 11 SECONDS
Defendants. complaint. tives'attorney are set forth f beforesubmission Post Office Box 98 EAST 1642.44 FEET TO A
n mbelow.m a ortof your response. Your Port St. Joe, FL 32457 POINT OF CURVE OF A
CASE NO 08-591CA WITNESS my hand and point-of-contact for this so- Telephone: (850) 227-1159 CURVE CONCAVE TO
CASEN008-591CA WITNESS my hand and icitation is Lynn L M0sLy9 H NORTEAST
the seal of this Court this All creditors of the dece- Deputy Administrator, at March 19, 26, 2009 THE NORTHEAST;
NOTICE OF ACTION 4th day of March, 2009. dent and other persons (850) 229-6111. THENCEOSOUTHEAST
having claims or demands 1530S ERLY ALONG THE ARC
Whose residence Is:477 As Clerk of theCourt on whom copy of this F COUNTY COMMIS- OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL A RADIUS OF 11426.79
PONDERSOSA PINES #8, By: Jasmine Hysmith notice is required to be SIONERS CIRCUIT, IN' AND FOR FEE A CENTRALANGLE
PORT SAINT JOE, FL, As Deputy Clerk served must file their By: Nathan Peters, Jr., GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA OF 02 DEGREES 08 MIN-
32456 & 172 BAY CIRCLE, claims with this court chairman GENERAL JURISDICTION UTES 33 SECONDS AND
SAN JACNTO, CA, 92583 In accordance withhe WITHIN THEATER OF Attest: Rebecca L. Norris, DIVISION A ARC DISTANCE OF
Americans with Disabilities THREE (3) MONTHS AF- Clerk 427.29 FEET; THENCE
Whose residence is: 477 ton to participate in this THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY PLAINTIFF CGREES 33 MINUTES 44
PONDERSOSA PINES #8, proceeding should no later (30) DAYS AFTER THE 1510S SECONDS EAST, 1711.69
through, under or against 32456. If hearing impaired, ODS SET FORTH IN SEC- JEANETTE S. SHERRILL AGAINST THE HEREIN A RADIUS OF 11415.15
parties having or claiming BARRED. DEAD OR ALIVE, ARC DISTANCE OF
to have any right, title or This is an attempt to NOTICE OF WHETHER SAID UN- 1058.64 FEET; THENCE
scribed herein, information obtained will" TIME PERIODS SET CLAIM AN INTEREST AS CURVE, SOUTH 20 DE
be used for that purpose. FORTH ABOVE, ANY The administration of the SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVI- GREES 14 MINUTES 55
of Mortgage on the follow- 1509STHE .DECEDENT'S DATE whose date of death was WASHINGTON MJTUAL MONUMrENT; THENCE
ing descrtgagedpro perthefolD9ED January 2, 2009 and W
ing described property: IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, OF DEATH IS BARRED. whose social securityry 2, 2009 and BANK, A FEDERAL ASSO- CONTINUE SOUTH 20 DE-
ose soci security CIATION; JOHN DOE AND
UNIT 8, EAGLE LANDING FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL The date of first publica- number is 261-34-2373, is JANE DOES UNKNOWN
SUBDIVISION, ACCORD- CIRCUIT OF THE STATE tion of this notice is March pending in the Circuit TENANTS IN POSSES-
INGV,TO THE MAP OR- OFFLORIDA INANDFOR 19, 2009. Court for Gulf County, SON.
ING .TO THE MAP OR GULF COUNTY 1 09 Florida, Probate Division, DSE ANT.
PLAT THEREOF AS RE- PROBATE DIVISION personal Representatives: the ddress of which is DEFENDANTS)
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK Personal Representatives:the address of' which is
6, PAGE 51 OF THE PUB IN RE: Estate of ROBERT NORMA GAIL CARRAWAY Gulf County Courthouse, CASE NO: 07-177CA ,
LIC RECORDS OF GULF HAROLD DANSBY, 2693 New Port Royal Road 1000 Cecil G. Costing, o Sr.
COUNTY FLORIDA Deceased. BY Thompson Station, TN Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida NOTICE OF FORECLO-
Deceased. 37179 32456. The names and ad- SURE SALE
ak/a 477 PONDERSOSA FILE NO 09-15-PR SHARON LYNN OLIVE dresses of the personal
PINES #8 PORT SAINT O:09-15-PR 3426 Douglas Road #0 representative and the per- NOTICE IS HEREBY
JOE, FL 32456 NOTICE TO CRED Panama City, FL 32405 sonal representative's at- GIVEN pursuant to a Sum
NOTICE TO CREDITORS Attorney for Personal Rep- torney are set forth below, may ntaJugmen-of
yu The administration of the tentative: Foreclosure dated March
and you ed are required The administration of TIMOTHY J. SLOAN, PA. All creditors of the dece- 9, 2009 entedned in v
serve a copy of your rt estate.of ROBERT HAR- Timothy J. Sloan dent and other persons Case No. 07-177CA of the
ten defenses, iy of youritOLD DANSBY deceased, Florida Bar No.: 0562882 having claims or demands Circuit Court of the 14TH
onNwsoeUmun, A whose date of death was Charles J. Stafford against decedent's estateJudicia Circuit in and for
on Nwabufo Umur Plaintiffna, At-ose January 7, 2009, and Florida Bar No.: 0036596 on whom a copy of this GULF County, Port St. CHILDCARE
addtorney for Plains 2901 Stirlffing whose whose social security R O. Box 2327 notice is required to be Joe, Florida, I will sell to Opening available immedi-
Roadres ite 29300, Fotir ling number is 261-42-0768, is Panama City, Florida served, must file their the highest and best bid- lately foeniryouravailab 1 to 3 year
32402 claims with this Court der for cash at THE old child. Registered Fam-
Telephone:(850) 769-2501 heily Childcare Home. Excel-
March 19, 26, 2009 THREE (3) MONTHS AF- Courthosue at the GULF lent program with experi-
TER THE DATE OF THE County Courthouse o10- enced teacher. References
1443SFIRST PUBLICATION OF cated at 100 Cecil Costin available Call Ms. Debbie
REQUEST THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY Blvd in Port St. Joe, Flor- At Croft Family Childcare
FOR PROPOSALS (30) DAYS AFTER THE ida, at 11:00 a.m. on the at 229-7708. Please leave
L P I LY A D CT OF S NOTEICE 16th day of April, 2009 the message if no answer.
FOR SOLID WASTE SER- COPY OF THIS NOTICE following described prop-
VICES ASSESSMENT DE- aONTHEM. rty as set forth in said Excellent
P UH A L VELOPMENT SERVICES All other creditors of the Summary Final Judgment, Child care
Sdecedent and persons Four child care slots open.
RFP BD #: u0809-13 having claims or demands LOT #3, UNIT B: Ages birth to five, Two
The Gulf on Board of against the decedent's es- adults on premises, both
ToeuGlf CountyCBoardof tate must file their claims A PORTION OF LOT #3 registered child care pro-
County Commissioners, with this Court WITHIN SUNSET POINT, AN UN riders. Very reliable.
SGulf County, Floridat i THREE (3) MONTHS AF-RECORionSUiIS
vite U l interested parties toTER THE DATE OF THE RECORDED SUBDSIONf Po s ll flo
C lassifie d submit proposals no later FIRST PUBLICATION OF LYING IN S OUCTION 18 quickly mre info.
than 4:30 PM, Friday, THIS NOTICE. TOWNSHIP 9 SOUTH, Please call 227-3831 -
March 20, 2009, for provid- TRANGE 11 WEST, GULF cated in Port St. Joe
ning Solid Waste erovidCOUNTY., FLORIDA, BE- (or call to come by to
ing Cd te ces ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED ING MORE PARTIC pickupinfopacket)
& CARRABEL County Commissioners. TION 733.702 OF THE These tiny ads

accepted at and copies of WILL BE BARRED. NORTHWEST CORNER sell, hire, rent
New Numbes Now! the Request for Proposals NOTWITHSTANDING THE OF SECTION 7, TOWN-
New Numbers Now! e obtained fro TIME PERIODS SET SHIP 9 SOUTH, RANGE and inform for
Gulf County Clerk of Court, FORTH ABOVE ANY 11 WEST, THENCE
1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr., CLAIM FILED TWO (2) NORTH 00 DEGREES 04 thousands of
850-747-5020 Blvd., Room 14, Port St. YEARS OR MORE AFTER MINUTES 21 SECONDS families each
/ Joe, Florida, 32456. Cop- THE DECEDENT'S D EAST ALONG THE WEST families
3le may also be requested OF DEATH DISBARRED. LINE OF SECTION 6,
800-345-8688 by phoning (850) OFDEATH ISBARRED TOWNSHIP 9 SOUTH, week. Let a little
229-6112. RANGE 11 WEST 1341.09
850-747-5044 229The date of first publica- FEET TO1 THESOUTH- Classified ad do a
SNOTE: Bid documents are ion of this Notice is March W E S T E R L Y now available for 19,2009. RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF big job for you.
downloading from the In- Personal Representa THE 100 FOOT WIDE ternet at BENJAMIN CLAY RIGHT-OF WAY OF

WEST, 560.07 FEET,
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Any person claiming an in-
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from the sale, if any, other

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1100 1100 1100 4100 6100 6140 6140
than the property owner as SURE SALE Hospitality/Tourism
of the data of the is pend- Case No. Hospitality/Tourism
eps, must file a claim 23-2008-CA-000182 NOTICE IS HEREBY -oAe a ,
within 60, days after the GIVEN pursuant to a Sum- Room Attendant, 1 a
sale. NOTICE OF FORECLO- mary Final Judgment'of Mainstay Suites in Port St. Retail Space for lease 2 ba Mexico Beach, New 4 br, rAnTO Ar NE
SURE SALE Foreclosure dated March Joe is now accepting ap- Busy location. 220 Reid 3 br, 23.5 ba, garage in Ocean RECREAONA
Dated this 10th day of 9, 2009 entered in Civil 2100 Pets plications for an Room At- Ave. 600 sf,$950 mo. 446 Bonita St. Plantation, less than 2 blks 8100 -Antique & Collectibles
March, 2009. NOTICE IS HEREBY Case No. 07-472CA of the 2110 Potals:Free to tendant. Candidate must Call 850-227-4960 OR Call 899-0117 or 227-6419 from beach w/pool, $1250 8110- Cars
GIVEN pursuant to a Sum- Circuit Court of the 14TH Good Home maintain flexible schedule, 773-671-1946 mo. Call 850-819-0833 8120 Sports Utility Vehicles
Rebecca L..Norris, Clerk mary Final Judgment of Judicial Circuit in and for 2120- Pet Supplies dependability is a must. If 8130 Trucks
Clerk of the Circuit Court Foreclosure including GULF County, port ST. 2130 Farm Animals/ you have an eye for detail 8140 commercial
By: Jasmine Hysmith Award of Attorney's Fees JOE, Florida, I will sell to 2140 Pts/Livestock and a passion for service, 8100 Motorcycles *
Deputy Clerk and Costs dated march 9, the highest and best bid- Wanted We Want you! Make 6110 8170 Auto Parts
March 19, 26, 2009 2009, entered In Case No. der for cash at IN THE Beds, Make Friends, and 170 Gr er Ave br 1 & Accessories
____________23-2008-CA-000182 of the FRONT LOBBY OF THE Make Moneyll 1 br, 1 ba & 2 bri, apart- 1780 Grouper Ave. P br, 1 8210 atssr
1511S Circuit Court of the 14TH COURTHOUSE located at Please apply in person meant. unfum electdc/water ba. $565 month+ $400 de- Port Joe, 2 br 1 b, up-820 Bo aat craft
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT Judicial Circuit In and for 1000 Cecil Cosin Bvd2100 Mainstay Suites c. Tile floors, part y- ost. No pets. Highland smoktairs, CH&A $550 mets. Ne W/D 8230- Sailboats
FOR GULF COUNTY, Gulf County, Florida PORT ST. JOE, Rorida, at 3951 E Hwy 98 press panelling, private View 850850-899-0149229-6825 smoking or pets. Ne WSuppD 8240 Boat & Marine
FLORIDA wherein COUNTRYWIDE 11:00 a.m. on the 16th day Mini. Daschund puppies, 6 Port St. Joe, FL deck 1 block from beach 85-899-018310- Aircraft/Aviaion
PROBATE DIVISION BANK, FSB Is the Plaintiff of April, 2009 the following weeks old, 1 m, 1 f, $250 EOE.............DFWP On St. George Island 8320- ATV/Off Road Vehicles
and WALTER J. KEVICK, described property as set each, First shots,, mother Please call 404-402-5573 Century 21 Gulf Coast Re- Townhomes for rent, 8330 Campers & Trailers
IN RE: ESTATE OF a/k/a WALTER JOSEPH; forth in said Summary Fi- on site. Taking deposits. Logistics/Transportation 850-653-6459 atylong term rentals avail- ones Homestead- Pon- 8340 Motorhomes
CARLOS JUAN -TORRES LEVICK, unknown spouse nal Judgment, to-wit: 850-227-8024 able derosa Pines. First month
RIVERA of WALTER J. LEVICK 2 br, 1 ba $499 Moves You Coronado # 3 2 br, 1.5B rent free with deposit and
Deceased. a/k/a WALTER JOSEPH BEGINNING AT THE CON- Driver Trainees Inll New Everything, near ba 731 Hwy 98 $850 per 12 month lease. 2 br and
LEVICK, if married; JOHN CRETE MONUMENT AT -... Needed Now! TAFB, 719 S Berthe, month
File Number 09-06PR DOE and JANE DOE is/are THE NORTHWEST COR- '1 1 Drivers being hired and PanamaCity850-236-4453 Destiny # 1 2 br, 1 ba 3502279732 8available.10
Defendants, I will sell to NER OF GOVERNMENT -' Dtrained locally for Werner 115- 40th St. $550 per
NOTICE OF the highest and best biider UIGHTHOUSE LOT, BEA- Enterprises. No experience Small Effic, very private, month
ADMINISTRATION for cash, at the front lobby, CON HILL, R GULF needed. Sec. dep req. Must have Gulf Point #422br, 2.5ba M
of the Courthouse in the COUNTY, FLORIDA, GO 1-866-280-5309 ref. + credit score. 7172 Hwy 98 $1000 per do"___ F.T19 ___
The administration oftheCity of Port Saint Joe,Flor- NORTH 87'57; WEST A Web Id #34027921 850-653-6375 month
estate of CARLOS JUAN ida at 11:00 o'clock A.M., DISTANCE OF 144.50 8Indian Lagoon Cottage 3 0 Pontiac Grand Prix 1998,
TORRES RIVERA, de- on Thursday, the 16th day FEET TO POINT OF BE- MERCHANDISE -br, 2 be SR-30 Indian Pass $475 Down, 0% interest,
ceased, whose date of ofAprl, 2009, the following GINNING OF FOLLOWING31,0- 1$850 peremonth Roommate $4,200 Daylight Auto Fl-
eansed 3110 -Appllanc es '"Vias @ Mexico Beach # To share large house with dancing 2816 Hwy 98
dah asDcme1,dciepr-3110-Ap anes,6 12 22 br, 2 be 3706 Hwy 98 Christian woman $600 West, 9am,9pm 215-1769
curity number is nal Judgment of Foreclo- NORTH 45' 38' EAST, A 3130- Auctions 3 br, 2 ba, MHMexlco Bch $1100 per month month. Call 850-647-3450
583-07-2710, is pending in sureIncludingAward ofAt- DISTANCE OF 97 FEET 3140-Baby Items It's a Lifestyle, Not Just a Sale or Lse, Great loca- Villas @ Mexico Beach #
the Circuit Court for Gulf tomeys' Fees and Costs, TO GULF STREET; 3150- Building Suppies. Jobi Travel-Work-Party- tion. 1 block to Beach, 3 3 br, 3 ba 376 Hwy 98
County, Florida, Probate to-wit:. THENCE NORTH 42' 49' 310 a Play50 States. National dck, $159,900 consider $1P300 pertm Ionth 4 br,
Division, the address o GULF1. oFna cosi $1300 prmn
which is Gulf County U~IT SIX'(6), CORONADO SWEST ALONG CEF 3170'-.Collsctlbleas company now hiring 18+ all serious offers or 6 mo Palmetto Plantation 4 br,67
whichvis Gulf County UfORONADO STREET A DISTANCE OF 3100 Cdmpufers sharp Guys 4 Gals to work min. Ise. Owner financing 3 ba 1120 15th St $975 1@ 81201
Courthouse, 1Q00 Cecil G. GULF VIEW APART- 91.67 FEET TO A STAKE; 3190 Electronics & travel entire USA. 2 avail. $7O0 mf + util. Palmett6 Plantation 3 br,. 617
Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. MENTS,AS MORE PAR- THENCE SOUTH 45' 49' 3200-Firewood weeks paid training, trans- 803-6b4-0289 ,3 ba 1120 15th St. $900
Joe, Florida 32456. The TICULARLY DESCRIBED. WEST A DISTANCE O 3210- Free Pass It portion and lodging fur- -__ per month_ _
names and addresses of IN THAT MASTER WAR-93.20FEETTOHIGHWAY3230 Garag/Yrd Sales nished. Paid daily. Returns Parade Porch2 br, 2 ba
the personal representa- RANTY DEED RECORDED NO. 10; THENCE ALONG' 3240 Guns guaranteed. Call Today, 9135 Cockles Ave. $650
tive and the personal AT OFFICIAL FiECORD HIGHWAY NO. 10 AT 3250 Good Things to Eat 1-888-741-2190. Start To- p per month 2 br, 1 be, 118 Narvaez Ford Explorer 1996 $295
representative'sattorney BOOK 107, PAGE 584, BEARING SOUTH40 29' 320 Health & Fitness dayl 6130 Surf & Sandsunit 30-1 2 Ave. Port St. Joe beachDown, 0%ntrest, $2,9
are set forth below, PUBLIC RECORDS OF EAST A DISTANCE OF 90 3270- Jewelry/Clothing br, 2 be 109- 30th St. $580 o$550/mo + dep. Unfum. DoWn, %interest, 2900
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA; FEET TO POINT OF BE- 3280- Machinery/ per month 'No pets.850-229-6825 Daylight Auto Financing
All creditors of the dece- SUBJECT TO ALL CONDI- NNG, ALL IN SEC 3 EquIpment POSTAL & GOV'T JOB Surf & Sands unit 42-A & 2816 Hwy 98 West
ScredtoIs of the dece-SUBJECTTOALLOND-GNNING, LL IN SEC 3290 Medical'Equipment INFOFORSALE?, 4 brba1 ncd-9am-9pm 215-1769
dent and other,persons TIONS, RESTRICTIONS, TION 31; TOWNSHIP 6 3300-Miscellaneous INFO FOR SALE, 42-b 2 br,2 ba 121- 42ncd
having claims or demands OBUGATIONS,. RIGHTS, SOUTH, RANGE 11 WEST 3310 -Musical Instruments Clean 2 br, 2% ba In PSJ, St. $650 per month 2 br, 1 ba,
against decedent's estate AND COVENANTS RE- 3320 Plants & Shrubs/ $675. mo + dep. Surf & Sands unit 42-C 4 Sundeck, screened in
on whom a.copy of this FERRED TO IN THAT Any person claiming an in 3330 R unt/Hotel 50545-5814 or br,2 be 121-42ncd St porch, St JoeBch, Jeep Grand Cherokee
notice is required to be MASTER WARRANTY terest in the surplus from 3340 Sporting Goods 850-442-333 $850erosa#183 br 2 ba Call227-1795 2006, Limed, loaded, 80K
served must file i their DEED; AND BEING MORE the sale .if any, other t9an 3340 Sporting Goods Ponderosa #183 br 2 b Call 2271795 2006, Umited, loaded, 80K
claims withthis Court PARTICULARLY DE- the property owner as of3350- Tickets (Bu & Sel) You NEVER have to pay Fr Rent Duplex #8 ponderosa Pies Dr miles, Black $12,700, Call
WITHIN THE LATER OF SCRIBED AS FOtLOWS: the date of the lis pend- for infrmatie Ba 0 br, ba, MHFunish 850-819-0833
.THREE (3) MONTHS AF- ., ens,. must file a claim federal or postal jobs. if 2 Bedroom, 1-.1/2 Bath, $850 per month 2 br, 2 ba, MH, Furnished,
TER TT A IO H W 6 yyou see a job Large Kitchen & Family Call 850-6481-5449 or. W/D incl. Fenced yard,
FIRST PUBLICATION OF INTERESTDIVIDED ONE-HALFwithin 60 days after the guaranteecontact th Room, Elevator, Swimm- 850-29-1200 for more in- screened in porch. $600
THFIRST PUBLNOTICATION OF INTEREALSTIN CPROPERT INsale - arantee FTC. e g Pool, Game Room, formaton mo + dep Util not incl. No
THIS NOTICE.R THIRTYREAL PROPERTY IN, Dated this 1th day of ANUALHUGEYARD The Federal Trade TV., Ice Machine, Laundry Pets Call 1-850-647-3568
(30) DAYS AFTER THE FRACTIONAL SECTION 5, Dated this 10th day, ofISEAn rn. Is Room Fully Furnished, in-N"Y.h eeralr
DATE OF SERVICE OF.A TTS, RIIW, DESCRIBEDEMarch, 2009. SALE! Antiques, turn,- I Commission Room Fully Furnished, in- __._--
DATE O SRVICEF A T7S, RW, DESCRIBED March, 2009. ureSomething forEve- is America's consumer cludes Elec Power & 8228 Hwy 98, St Joe 8130
COPY OF THIS NOTICE AS FOLLOWS: BE bcca L. NorrisNN-, Clerk ryoneMoney Bayou protection an Water garbage pickup. Beach, 2br 2ba house with Wewahitchka
ON THEM. ING AT THE WEST COR- Rebecca L. Norris, Clerk I ron Moan Pas ProtectRIon agency. $1o00month g gf view, $875 mo + dep, CH&A, 1 ba MH clean with
NER OF BLOCK 16 VON'S Clerk of the Circuit Court ml for $PasiRaw 1000 month gulf view, $ + dep, 2 br, 1 ba MH clean with
All other creditors of the ADDITION TO BEACON By: Jasmine Hysmith I Bar. 192 Griffin Avenue I Location-C30 2 mEast 850-647-9214 no es m.

a message fromS $4 e Mexico Beach h 3 TOWNHOME
tate.must file their claims STATE HIGHWAY 30, DAVID J. STERN, PA., AT- Howards Creek, 334 Old and Thessage from News Herald 2B/2BTHCondo blocks Dayl ght Auto F nanc5ng
with this Court WITHIN. ALSO KNOWN AS U.S. 98; TORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF BayCityRd Sat2 BR/2 TH Condo blocks 2816 HWY 98 W 215-1769
',THREE *(3) MONTHS AF- THENCE RUN SOUH- 900 South .Pine Islad y City Rd, Sat,c7am-? Classpr edrAdvertising from bch, Pool, Clbhse, 620o1
TE THE DATE. OF THE WESTERLYPERPENDICU- Road quite sla Conole TV, computer Department No smoking, $825 o Watch eatiful sunsets6200
FIRST PUBUCATION OF LAR TO SAID Plantation FL33324-3920 parts, adjustablebed, Brian 40-663-0226 from this wonderful Pine Island waterfront MH
RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE A (954)233-8000 office desk, sometools .- .. town home. Exquisitely wants to trade or rent your
DISTANCE OF 100, FEET 07-15911(ASCF) Village at PSJ 3 br,3 b, FURNISHED 3br & 3 1/2 Mexico Beach residence
ALL CLAIMS NOTa FILED TO THE SW dupei, 'cathedral ceiling, b. One of five TH on April & May407-319-0422
WITHIN THE TIME PERI- RIGHT-OF-WAYl LINE OF IN ACCORDANCE WITH KK: Port St Joe ... CIH&A W/D,'gas grill, fans four lovely landscaped Ch__ilveao 03
ODS SET FORTH IN SEC- STATE ROAD 30; THENCE THE AMERICANS WITH 102 Palm Breeze Way, 'i."f' n rughout, corner unit, acres, with pier. Close 8Chevy 75 lverado 2003%
TION 733.702 OF THE RUN NORTHWESTERLY DISABILITIES ACT, per- Joneshomestead, wra around porch, must to town. Darlene .6-7 w $8-. $9Down 0% interest,
FLORIDA PROBATE CODE ALONG SAID SW sons with disabilities need- Sat. 8 am-? See" Close to schools. 6 7 8 3 0 0- 1 2 7 5 $690Q Daylight AutoWY 98Fi-
S WILL BE BARRED. RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE A ing a special accommoda- Moving Sale w/ upscale $1100 mo. + $500 dep. dpdwpropertes@yahoo. nancing 2816 HWY 98 W
DISTANCE OF 80.00 FEET tion should contact items, too much to men- REA SA FORE call Brenda 850-227-5380 m $1300/mo 9am -9pm 50-215-1769
NOTWITHSTANDING THE FORTH THE POB; COURT ADMINISTRA- tion Rain or Shinel '"us (possible Ise. purchase) 3
TIME PERIODS SET THENCE RUN SOUTH- TION, at the GULF County ------ 8 .omeiual *es
FORTH ABOVE, ANY EASTERLY ALONG SAID Courthouse, at NONE, KK: Port St. Joe: 121 110o- Apartments
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) SW RIGHT-OF-WAY UNEA 1-800-955-8771 (TDD) or Hutril St 8a 8120--eacha Rentals or lease or Sale3br 2 -
YEARS OR MORE AFTER A DISTANCE OF 27.5 1-800-955-8770, via Florida 'a13by0- Condo/Towhose 1 be executive Home 3000acR EsE
THE DEEDENTH IS DATE FEET; SOUTHWESTERLY PER- March1926 2009 ries, household items, 1150 Roommate Wanted sf, 2 car garage, centrally 7100- Homes 8210
OF DEATH IS BARRED. SOUTHWESTERLY PER- March 19,26,2009 paintball equipment. 6160o Rooms for Rent located in Port St. Joe Call 7110 Beach Home/
The date of first publi PENDICULAR TO THE SW 6170- Mobile Home/Lot 850-258-8039 Property 19.5 ft Palm Beach 2007,
The date of first publica- RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF 1551S 6180- Out-of-Town Rentals 7120-Commer hual et c l wih T ,
tioh of tr.ioi.ce-. Mar..n THE HIGHWAY 170 FEET PUBLIC NOTICE Port *St. Joe: 107 Hunter 6190- Timeshare Rentals .1, 2, & 3 7130-Condo/Townhouse center console, with T-top,
19,2009. MORE OR LESS, TO THE Circle. Sat. 8-12, girl 6200 Vacation Rentals Bedroom 7140 Farms & Ranches fish finder and other
P OB; BEING A PARCEL The *Gulf-County Tourist clothes 0-4T, toys, lots of -" 7150 Lots and Acreage accessories, 2006 Yahama
Personal Representatives: '27.5 FEET BY 170 FEET, Development Council is misc. f or r ent S oe; Call 7160 Mobile Homes/Lots 4 stroke 115 hp, 2007
. .DAE TORRES MORE OR LESS, AND A now !accepting Funding for rent in Port St. Joe; Call 717- watertront Alum. trailer, $19,500, Call
RO. Box 1664 PART OF THOSE LANDS Requests for the 6100 850-227-7800 Mexico Beach 3 br, 1.5 7180- investment 850-229-1542 or 832-2040
Wewahitchka, Fl. 32465 DESCRIBED IN THE IN- 2009-2010 fiscal year. Re-o be, Cottage, 54 Azalea Dr. 790 ir-of-Town
LILMARIE TORRES t. STRUMENT RECORDED quest forms may be i 3 br, 1.5 be, Mexico Screened & tile .orch, Real Estate .
518 Governor St. IN OFFICIAL RECORDS picked up at the TDC of- 3260 MINI STORAGE Beach, Canal Front, boat near beach, pond $700 7200 Timeshare
Wilmington, DE 19809 BOOK 97 AT PAGE 157; fice located in the Gulf dock, fp, no pet's, $1,000 mo. Email: tallyman@
Attorney for Personal Rep- ALSO, AN -EXCLUSIVE County Welcome Center ONLINE l Port St. Joe mo $1,000 dep, or (850)
resentatives: AND PERPETUAL EASE- 150 Captain Fred's Place, PHARMACY 850-648-5045 681-1981
Charles A.Costin MENT, LICENSE AND Port St. Joe. All requests Bu Som Ultram 229-6 10 Lhurs Open
Florida Bar No. 699070 RIGHT OF USE OF THE must be turned in -by Fri- Buy Som, Ultram, 22 20 L l h e Lhurs Open
Post Office Box 98 FIRST HABITABLE STORY day, April. 17 at 5:00 p.m. Fioricet, $71.99/90 Ot ur We n h e a feW sherman Boat
Port St. Joe, FL 32457 OF THE STRUCTURE LO- ET Contact the TDC office $107/180 Qty PRICEI. 4 o 34'1sherman93oat
Telephone: (850).227-1159 CATED ON THE ABOVE for further information, at' CLUDES PRESCRIPTION!
March 19,26,27009L DESCRIBED REALPROP- 850-229-7800, ". .. $25. Coupon Mention: gare wo ,,,Cf es-e fATwin 8.2 Detroit Die-
ERTY, BEING A SINGLE March 19,26, 2009 #41B31 1-888-518-2482 Aa' 2 br, sels, Fly Bridge, Out
1515S OE-BEDROOM APART-, April 2,19,2009, Am ricas In 0 beach accessommunily ith pools, playgruns, club 3 ot Riggers, Diesel Genera-
PUBLIC NOTICE- MENT CONSISTING OF l to (new), full cabin,
PUBLIC QUARE FEET (TAD-NOTICE OFSALENTNG iho 'use, and hottubs. Price includes water, sewerndgarbage. 345 ola Street, Port St Galley, Trim 'Tabs, Bait
Capital Area Community SQUAE FEET (ITH AD- NOTICE OF SALEJoe. Please call 639-5460 Station, Platform with
Action Agency has re- DITIONAL PORCH). Storagesb b .................. ....................S1 l Bottom and
ceived federal funds ,for The Space Place intends ', '1r/1.MnR..em...ol......d.G W d m incs Runs
weatherizing residential DATED this10th day of to sell the personal prop- *2b ............................................... n emodeledGo WillTrade!As
homes in Franklin, Gads- March, 2009. erty of below listed storage (501 *2hr/2.5b,.............................. .$950 floor-ceingnewCH/CA,& ig $39000 OBO At
den, Gulf, Jefferson coun- units to enforce a lien im- a22 -8014 w ndows oof access to Panama City Manna slip
'ties. Weathrization 'in- REBECCA L. !'NORRIS, posed on said 'property *1 1.866.628.1334 eonic,& MiesRd, Chain 603 Call 850-871-9300
cludes air infiltration reduc- Clerk. under the Florida self stor- 85'EMP22YM913 Cnk mateand c 8 6 fence w/4 gates or 850-258-0996
lion, .. insulation, By: Jasmine Hysmith .age facility act (section41- Hlp Wantd mate an SoueCo Managemp nt. 850.229,1350 $168000, 50-229-6616
relJair/replacement of Deputy Clerk 83-801.809 Florida stat- 4130 Employmbqt N. ol-cimate LONG TERM RENTALS wSodta ,cOm ."
heating/cooling systems .. utes). The undersigned will Information Control Storage M oI IR
and water heaters, DEAN M. MALONEY, ES- sell at public sale bycom- : 'UnitSexico Beach, 3 br, 2 be,
low-flow showerheads and QUIRE petitive bidding, on March' E IlBoat/RV storage I Iexcellent condition, only COMPLETE PACKAGES
compact fluorescent light ADORNO & YOSS LLP 28,'2009 at 9:00 a.m. on OfflC ac100 R$252,900eal Estate 850-647-24Walk FROM4,995
bulbs. Work will begin RO. BOX 143107 the premises where the a4100 6We10ded, 100uminumBo eal Estate 850-6472473 Meats
April 2009 and must be MIAMI, FLORIDA said property has been BOAT SHOW FRI. & SAT.
performed under the su- 33114-3107 stored at The Space Place, Fdod Service/Hospitality P rt St. Jo e, St. George Boiityflorif
pervision of acstate li- (305) 460-1100 625A 15th Street, Mexico BaSne/ortS JCm St.Gerd w d
censed contractor. Con- Beach, FL 3Z410. Prevsland and Sty James Bay i
tracts are subject to ANY PERSON CLAIMING Thn Proprty Priced way be-
Davis-dacon. To be placed AN INTEREST IN THE ,1. Storage location 2A10, Therap S pace for Lease owmarketvalue Prices be-
on the interested SURPLUS FROM THE Personal Household Items The Thirsty Goat is now. starting at $5,000. Please
contractors/bid notification SALE, IF ANY, OTHER -accepting application for call. Counts Real Estate
list,, please provide your THAN THE PROPERTY 2. Storage location 2AB4, part time bartender. Shifts Grp at 850-249-3615 I 7100
contact' and license infor- OWNER AS OF THE DATE Personal Household Items may vary but will include Prime Retail Space Groupat850249-3615
nation to Doug Bender, OF THE LIS PENDENS Sat. Mon. or Tues. The
CACA, 309 Office Plaza MUST FILE A CLAIM All sales are final, and will ideal candidate will have a 317 Williams Avenue
Drive, Tallahassee, FL WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER -be paid for In CASH, and knowledge of liquors, 1800sf tenant improvements negotiable; $1350/mo gross
32303, (850) 942-2090 THE SALE. removed from property at beers, wines, and mixol-
(fax). March 19,26,2009 time of sale. Sale is sub- ogy techniques, but we are 325 Reid Avenue -
March 19, 2009 'ject to be cancelledIn the willing to train the light 4500sf flex space; corner location; $2500/mo gross I
1541S event of settlement, be- person. If you have an eye
S 1485S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT tween owner and the obli- for detail, the highest de- 309 Reid Avenue
OF PUBLIC SALE RCUIT, IN AND FOR GA.E N. serviceand can play l 6000sf,- renovated shell space; occupant ready; $4500/ G
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA March 19,26, 2009 with others, we would love mo mod-gross
ROADSIDE SERVICE, INC. DIVISION 4pm-midnight. Apply in Space
gives Natice of ForeclIo- BUA10 Tu 881t l (f 8 person at the address be- \ uh
sureof Lien and intent to U.S. BANI NATIONAL AS- low EOEDWP 2 Fourth StreeMultil Us
sell these vehicles On SOCIATION AS TRUSTEE 501dMonennt Ave Office s ace-576otli (include utilities) Marina/Commercial Building
March 30, 2009,.on 9:00 FOR. CREDIT SUISSE
am. ET at 8082 W. Hwy FIRST BOSTON, CSFB Port St Joe, FL 32456 407 Reid Avenue74o.SHwo ll L
98, Poit St. Joe, FL 32456, 2005-1 Columns Our +/-915sf, $915pers) 2784 Coastal Hw Crawfordville
pursuant, to subsection PLAINTIFF Food Servilces/Hospitality 310 Reid Avenu Boat Condo & ingle Family Residence
713.78 of the Florida Stat- pflc are On 3 Reid Avenue
utes, COASTAL TOWING VS.' prices are on taff 1116sf Suite C; finished office space; lobby area with two Carrabelle, Cramwiordille/Panacea & Tallahassee, FL
AND ROADSIDE SERVICE, W i Co' ks office suites and filing/storage room; $1000/mo NNN
INC. reserves the right to TERRY BROWN; JERRY target for y0u! & Prep First Tier Vacation Home St. George Island, FL
accept or reject any and/or BROWN; ANY AND ALL Experienced, evenings, 322 Long Avenue Plus Premier Homes, Townhomes
all bids. UNKNOWN PARTIES Full & Part time positions 1000sf move-in ready; $900/mo gross Condos, Commercial & Residential Lots
I CLAIMING BY THROUGH, avail. Cooks & Prep are
2000 ACURA UNDER, AND AGAINST days & nights Call Warehouse / Flex Space Located Throughout Florida
#19UUA566XYA017824 THE HEREIN NAMED IN- 4100 850-653-6375
March 19,2009 DIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) Suite D, 110 Tradj Il MJ
1544S TO BE DEAD R FRONTDESK/ADMIN 4250sf-PSJ ComrO LrE, pace x~p a

OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL KNOWN PARTIES MAY ASSISTANT 110 Trade ircle est and Bid Closing ime.
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR CLAIM AN INTEREST AS 2500sf-12500sf PSJ Commerce Park, flex space, For Each Specific Property
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVI- Southern Resorts Vacation Rentalsis $5.25psf/NNN (incl. water/sewer),
GENERAL JURISDICTION SEES, GRANTEES OR hiring for our office located at the 160 Cessna Drive Bidd T uesda -:- March l
DIVISION OTHER CLAIMANTS; ssa ive BiBdin Begn Tisay 1
MORTGAGE ELEC- Barefoot Cottages in Port St. Joe. +/- 5,000sf office/flex space; Adjacent to Costin Airport; Bidding Ends Tuesday -:- March 31
COUNTRYWIDE BANK, TRONIC REGISTRATION Must be detail oriented and depend- $7 per sf plus utilities and applicable sales tax; Inquire for
ltFSB, SYSTEMS,D INC.;JOHN able. Pay starts at $9/hrs. Benefits possible incentives/concessions. Rowe Realty &
Plaintiff, DOE AND JANE DOE AS Rowell Realty &
UNKNOWN TENANTS IN include health, dental, simple IRA, Auction Co., Inc.
vs. POSSESSION 11 annual vacation days, drug and
DEFENDANT(S) smoke free workplace. Weekends Marketed Exclusively by: 800-323-8388
WALTER JOSEPH LEVICK, CASE NO: 07-472CA are a must. Email resume to Patti at 850-229-6373 NoH noRDt 10% Buyers Premium AU479 AB296
Defendants, NOTICE OF FORECLO- pstud theresorts .co
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Coastal Community, Bayside Savings banks support for EDC

Despite tough econom-
ic times, Coastal Commu-
nity Bank and Bayside
Savings Bank, pledged to
make a financial contri-
bution to the Gulf County
Economic Development
Council of. $2,750 annually
for a total of three years.
"This pledge is an in-
vestment in the future
of this community," said
Tommy Lake, President
and CEO of Bayside Sav-
ings Bank, a member of
the. Coastal Community
Bank network. "By con-
tributing to the EDC's
efforts, we are helping
to bring jobs to the com-
munity and making Gulf
County a better place to
According to Edward
Nelson Jr., Executive
Director for the EDC, in-

vestments from private
partners, such as Coastal
Community and Bayside
Savings Banks, is going to
help the EDC accomplish
its mission of improving

economic growth in Gulf
"This activity is an in-
dicator of Gulf County's
movement in the 'right
direction," said .Edward

Nelson, Jr., Executive Di-
rector for the EDC. "We
are extremely grateful
for the support Coastal
Community and Bayside
Savings Banks are giving

us, and we will be suc-
cessful, it's just a matter
of time."
According to Nelson,
the EDC is steadily focus-
ing on gaining the atten-
tion of appropriate indus-
tries to bring jobs to the
"We're working hard
to show these companies
that Gulf County is where
they need to be," said Nel-*
son. "This county clearly
has the assets necessary
to attract those indus-
Also in the works at
the EDC, is a marketing
effort to promote enter-
prise zones incentives
for qualified areas in Gulf
County., Enterprise Zone
incentives help qualified
businesses receive job tax
credits on sales tax, prop-

erty tax credit and sales
tax refunds on building
materials and business
equipment. To see if your
business is located in an
enterprise zone, please
visit Gulf County's Geo-
graphic Information Sys-
tems (GIS) Web site at
cfm and enter your ad-
dress or parcel number
under 'Searches'. For the
system to properly iden-
tify if your business is
located in.the enterprise
zone, please make sure
to check the 'Planning
& Building' box and the
'Enterprise Zones' box.
For more information,
please contact the Gulf
County Economic Devel-
opment Council at 850-

Real Estate 101: Time to sell

___ Business BRIEFS

Spring is almost here, and
that means real estate activity
should be picking up.
If you want to sell your prop- ,
erty, this is the time to get it
into shape. Prospective buyers
have a lot of options. They typi-
cally decide whether they are
interested in a property within
minutes. Many times a buyer
will formulate an opinion when
they initially see the front exteri
view of a home. You only get one sh
at a first impression.
In the next few weeks, I will be di
cussing ways to make your home sho
better. First impressions begin wi
the exterior.
How does your front yard loo
Do the trees and bushes need pru
ing? Could the grass use some fert
ization and weed eradication? Wou
some fresh plantings and new mule
dress up the flowerbeds? What abo
the house itself? Does the entrance
sparkle? Is the front door and ja
freshly painted, or does it need son

attention? How about the spi-
der webs in the corners and
Are the walkways neatly
manicured and the driveway in
good shape? Is the porch light
rusted or broken? How about
KEVIN the roof? Are shingles missing
KEVIN or does the roof need to be re-
WELCH placed? Is it time to pressure
wash the siding? Has the door
or on your mailbox rusted away?
lot As you see there are quite a few fac-
tors involved in preparing your home
is- exterior for the selling process.
ow If you are considering a sale, then
th you should have your home evalu-
ated by a real estate professional. A.
k? REALTOR(r) can assist you with cost.
n- effective methods to make your home
il- look more appealing.
Id Remember when a home's exterior
ch is in.tip-top shape, and looks good, it
ut acts like a magnet to the buyers. Next
ce week I will discuss home interior and
m -what can be done to make your home
ne shine.

Gulf grouper fisheries BBBR warns of DOT
to reopen March 15 procurement scam

The recreational harvest
of red and black grouper
in Gulf of M6xico federal
waters reopens on March
15 following a one-month
closure. The recreational
harvest of red and black
grouper in Gulf state waters
did not close and remains
The commercial har-
vest of gag, red and black
grouper in all Gulf waters
off Florida, except Monroe
County state waters, also
reopens on March 15, follow-.
ing a one-month closure.
The Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission (FWC) reminds
anglers that the recre-
ational harvest season for
gag grouper from all Gulf
waters off Florida closed
- on Feb. 1 and will reopen on
April 1.
State waters extend out
to 9 nautical miles from
Florida's shoreline in the
Gulf; federal waters extend
beyond that line. More
information on grouper
regulations, including sea-
sons, size and bag limits, is
available at
terRegulations Grouper.

.Your Better Business
Bureau has received re-
ports of at least two busi-
nesses in northwest Florida
who have been received
fraudulent requests for fi-
nancial information from
scammers claiming to be
from' the Department of
Goodwin Construction
and Doodlebuggers,. both
BBB Accredited Business-
es, reported receiving faxes
purporting to be from the
Department of Transporta-
tion. The faxes claimed the
businesses targeted had
registered as a prospec-
tive contractor for procure-
ments issued by the U.S.
Department of Transporta-
tion, but that the business
had not submitted a finan-
cial information release
BBB thanks Goodwin
Construction for providing
a copy of the fax requesting
financial information, which
is included below for refer-
enrce. Both your BBB and.
the Department of Trans-
portation warn businesses
NOT to complete the forms
or fax it to the number cited
in the letter.
For additional informa-

tion and advice you can
trust, start with or
call our office at 850.429.0026
or toll-free at 800.729.9226.

Crop reporting
deadline April 15
The deadline to report
fall and spring seeded
crops, wheat, oats and an-
nual rye grass, is April 15,
2009. Spring and fall veg-
etables should be reported
15 days after planting.
The final date to report
other' crops, peanuts, cot-
ton, corn, soybeans, fruits,
grass for hay, seed or graz-
ing must be reported by
June 30, 2009.
Cotton. growers are re-
quired to participate in the
Boll Weevil Eradication
Program. The intended
cotton acre reporting dead-
line is April 30, 2009. Actual
planted acres of cotton are
to be reported by June 30,
2009, and an assessment fee
4s to be paid to the FSA Of-
fice by July 31,2009, to avoid
the 20% late penalty fee.
For further information,
please contact the Calhoun-
Franklin-Gulf-and Lib-.
erty County FSA Office .at
17413 NW Leonard Street,
Blountstown, FL 32424 or
call 850-674-8388 or 800-243-
9912 Ext. 6.

Price named banking officer, market leader for Capital City Bank

Sandra Price has been
named community bank-
ing officer and market
leader for Capital City
Bank. She has been a
Capital City Bank associ-
ate since 2008.
Sandra is responsible
for business development

and overseeing the daily operations of
the Port St. Joe Office. Sandra and her
husband Stan have three sons (Austin,
Andrew and Jason) and one daughter
Stop by the Capital City Bank Of-
fice located at 504 Monument Avenue
and see Sandra for all of your banking

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over ioo reserve copies remaining. We are only ordering enough books to cover your reserve orders. There will
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