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Publication Date: April 30, 2009
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PSJ elections

By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
Early voting was underway Monday for
city elections to be held May 12.
.Voting will take place from 9 a.m. until 5
p.m. ET on Monday through Saturday until '
May 9. .
Voting takes place in the Supervisor of
Elections Office at 401 Long Avenue. There is
no Sunday voting or voting on Monday, May
Linda Griffin reminds all early voters to
please bring photo identification with them
when they vote.
There are three offices being contested.
Mayor/commissioner Mel Magidson will
be seeking re-election, to a second two-year
term and is being challenged by Gina Vicari-
Meizner in her first run for public office.
Group I commissioner Arthur .'Perky"
White will also be seeking a second term
as he is challenged by Greg Johnson and
Charles Stephens, the incumbent Group II
commissioner, is being challenged by former
commissioner Rachel Crews in a rematch of
two years ago.
Voting on Election Day will be at the Port
St. Joe Fire Station.
Public notice: There will be a
meeting of the Port St. Joe city commission
at 5 p.m. Thursday, April 30 in the City Hall
chambers to consider the Bay Fronts Park.
The meeting is open to the public, which is
encouraged to attend and provide input.

Gulf County Health

Department prepares

By Marie Logan
Contributing Writer
Just in case, the Gulf County Health De-
partment is planning ahead.
The health department is making precau-
tionary preparations to handle any outbreak of
the new swine flu if it migrates into Gulf Coun-
ty, according to Douglas Kent, administrator
of the health department.
With protocols already being issued from
the state health department in Tallahassee,
the local organization is taking the first step
in its prescribed disaster response, said Cla-
rissa Herndon, the county health department
Public Information Officer. That step is to ask
all local health providers to call the Health De-
partment and officially sign up as volunteers
in the event they are needed.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has
labeled the outbreak that evidently began in
Mexico as "a public health emergency of inter-
national concern" and asked countries around
the world tostep up reporting and surveillance
of the disease and implement a coordinated
response to contain it.
The unusual strain of flu is a combination
of swine, bird and human influenza, and was
not covered hi the flu immunization shots that
people received this past winter.
Over the Weekend the national Centers,
for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta issued
a public health emergency for the nation be-
cause the new strain of flu has already been
confirmed in several states, including Texas,
California, Kansas, Ohio and New York City.
Locally, the Gulf County Health Depart-
ment is ready to handle whatever comes its
"We already have all our CDC protocols in
place and, as health department employees,
we're always prepared to deal with situations
such as this," said Herndon. "With that in mind,
if anyone in the community starts to exhibit
flu-like symptoms and they have a travel his-
tory of being in infected areas, we want them
to come in or call their personal physician as
soon as possible and we'll act accordingly."
She added that the health department
would have isolated areas of both the waiting

(top) Les Heard recently donated a kidney to save his
wife, Andrea, from a lifetime of dialysis treatments. The
couple, photographed near the Corinth Canal, met in
Greece 34 years ago. (right) Andrea and Les Heard were
married on June 19, 1975.

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When they first met in Hania, Crete in the
summer of 1975, Les and Andrea Heard knew
they were meant for each other.
S Les, a 22-year-old Navy SEAL, was imbibing
at a local sailor's haunt when his eyes landed on
a lovely brunette bartender.
'Twenty-six-year-old Andrea, tending bar tor
the summer with a group of vacationing girl-
friends, had spent her formative years north of
She spoke in a soft British accent that young
American sailors found appealing, especially
Les, who did his best to get her attention.
"I used to go to the bar and hang out for hours
waiting for her to get off," remembered Les, who
ultimately won the heart of his English rose.
"I chased her and chased her until she finally
caught me." '
Les and Andrea were a perfect match, but
like the best of couples, they were not exactly the
Leg, who hailed from Wyoming, had an out-
spoken and gregarious personal-

Released from the
hospital two days after surgery, Les joins
Andrea for a lap around the Mayo Clinic.
Andrea was released four days after surgery
and showed no signs of kidney rejection.

After years on the highly restrictive renal
diet, Andrea enjoyed a previously banned
treat a slice of death by chocolate cake.

ity, while Andrea was sweet and a little shy.
But neither doubted that they were made for
each other.
When the summer ended, Andrea returned to
England and Les finished the rest of his tour in,
the Navy.
Not long after they parted, Andrea received
a letter from Les, which contained a $100 check
and instructions to meet him in Norfolk, Va. when
his tour ended.
Andrea arrived at the Norfolk airport at the
appointed date.
She and Les drove in a rented Ford station
wagon to Douglas, Wyo., where they were mar-
ried on June 19, 1975.
Andrea and Les' love affair has always had a
storybook quality, but in recent weeks, an equally
fantastic subplot has emerged.
Les, who has a flair for the dramatic, summed
itup this way: "She stalked me on that island 34
years ago, knowing in 34 years she'd need a kid-

Despite her chronic kidney disease, Andrea
had always lived a fairly normal life.
She was active, healthy and devoted many
volunteer hours to the Gulf County Humane So-
ciety and other organizations.


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Volunteer crisis at Humane Society

By Marie Logan
Contributing Writer
It's unusual to find a
community that bands to-
gether to care for its ani-
mals as well as Port St. Joe
and Gulf County has.
For over a decade, the
citizens of Port St. Joe and
the surrounding area, in-
dividuals and businesses
alike, worked to get a hu-
mane society up and op-
erational. In 2007.the Caro-
lyn M. and Leon Lee-Cindy
White Adoption Center and
Humane Society opened
to the joy of hundreds of
The facility was, from
the beginning, a commu-
nity effort, according to
Sandi Christy, one of the
Humane Society's board of
"It took the work of a
community to make this
Humane Society come to
life," Christy said. "This
is a community organiza-
tion, built by community
request and by community
effort. Now we need the
community to continue to
stand behind us and sup-
port us. Without the com-
.munity's full support, we
cannot survive."
That support needs to
come, she said, in several
forms, including volun-
The local economic
climate has thinned the
ranks of Humane Society
volunteers to the point
that the lack of community
helpers has become a cri-
sis, according to Melody
Townsend, director of the
Manypeople who volun-
teered steadily at the Soci-
ety have lost theirjobs and
moved or have returned
to work and can no longer
volunteer as often at the
"We are so in dire need
of volunteers here at the
animal facility and at the
thrift shop," Townsend ad-
mitted. "We are desperate
for people."
Faith's Thrift Hut, lo-
cated beside the adoption
center on Tenth Street in
Port St. Joe, provides a sig-

nificant portion of monthly
funding for the Society. It
is open only three days a
week, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
ET Thursday, Friday, and
For such a small store,
it provides a steady rev-
enue stream. But it cannot
remain open even those
three days a week without
more volunteers.
"If you are not really a
hands-on animal person,
but want to help the Hu-
mane Society, the thrift
shop is perfect for' you,"
Townsend said. "We're
willing to work around
anyone's schedule, includ-
ing dog walkers, people
to socialize animals, play
with the cats, anybody."
The Society needs peo-
ple to help with both dogs
and cats. And while the cat/
kitten situation is currently
not as dire as the dog situa-
tion (See "Humane Society
Near Crisis" in the April
23 edition of The Star),
springtime is traditionally
when the walls burst with
kittens, as well.
The Society also needs
help with dog walkers and
foster homes for dogs in
"All the dogs need to be
walked twice daily, seven
days a week, mid-morning
and mid-afternoon.
It not only gives the
dogs much-needed exer-
cise, but also helps keep
them socialized and gives
them training in dealing
with people and the public.
"Just a couple hours a
week, however,,whenever,
would help us tremendous-
ly," Townsend said. "We'll
work around any schedule.
We also desperately need
people who will come in
and play with the dogs in
the big yard, or play with
the cats and kittens in the
cat room."
Other serious needs in-
clude someone to come and
take photos on Wednes-
days and Fridays, then up-
load the photos and fill out
the online forms for each
animal, about 90 minutes
to three hours per session,
accordingg to Townsend.
Surprisingly, she said,

most of the adoptions from
the Society come through
the Society's online site.
"That is why keeping the
site (www.sjbhumaneso-
cietyorg) constantly up-
dated is so important,"
Townsend added.
And it's just one more
thing the tiny Society staff
has to do when volunteers
are not available.
Other needs include
some clerical help and
some computer help. How-
ever, one of the greatest
needs is for foster homes.
When dogs have been ad-
opted, there is about a two-
weektime laguntil the dogs
can actuallybe transported
to their new locations. Dur-
ing that time, they need to
be with people, in houses,
Townsend explained. It
helps acclimate the dogs
back into a household rou-
tine, intensifies their train-
ing and obedience and,
just as importantly, frees
that dog's kennel space for
another needy dog.
Foster "parents" are
supplied with food, leash-
es, dog beds, all the sup-
plies they need to foster-
the dogs for that two-week
time period.
There is no monetary
expense involved for the
foster homes, just the in-
vestment of time and love
and commitment to a com-
munity organization that is
making a-huge difference
in Gulf County.
Other ways the commu-
nity can support the Hu-
mane Society, according to
Christy, is to purchase dog
and cat food and treats,
along with flea and tick
medicine from the Society.
Through special ar-
rangements with pet sup-
ply companies, the Society
offers lams and Science
Diet food for sale to the
To contact the St. Jo-
seph Bay Humane Society,
call them at (850) 227-1103
or go by the facility at 1007
Tenth Street in Port St.
The Society serves all
of Gulf County and Mexico

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room and treatment rooms
ready for anyone who came
in with suspected flu.
The health department
is currently issuing a health
update to the community,
according to Herndon.
That means the depart-
ment is providing general
information to the public
on a possible event. People
should look for other health
updates to appear in the
media, Herndon said, re-
membering that the events
mentioned may or may not
The second stage would
be a health advisory, she
continued. That would pro-
vide information on specific
events and additional infor-
mation necessary to deal
with the situation.
The third stage, if need-
ed, would be a health alert,
according to Herndon.
"That would be the highest
level of public notification,"
Herndon explained. "A
health alert warrants im-
mediate public action."
According to the CDC,
this swine flu problem is "a

rapidly evolving situation
and guidance should be
considered interim and will
be updated frequently."
The Florida State De-
partment of Health remind-
ed the public in a press re-
lease that swine influenza
viruses "are not transmit-
ted by food and a person
cannot get swine influenza
from eating pork products."
The infections appear to
spread from person to per-
son and antivirals can re-
duce the consequences of
contracting the flu, if taken
early, the release said.
Local Health Provid-
ers Asked to Volunteer
The Gulf County Health
Department is asking all lo-
cal health care workers to
call now and sign up for vol-
unteer service in the event
they are needed to deal
with a swine flu epidemic in
Gulf County.
"We are asking all our
local health care workers -
LPNs, RNs and people who
are certified to give inocula-
tions to sign up at this time
so we have an idea of how

many people will be avail-
able to us in the event of a
flu emergency, and so we
will have all the necessary
- contact information well in
advance," said Doug Kent,
Gulf County Health Depart-
ment supervisor.
Local health care work-
ers are asked to contact
Gwen Allen at the Health
Department as soon as
possible at 229-1276, exten-
sion 131, Monday-Friday
between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
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mendations from the State
Surgeon General:
First and foremost,
wash your hands often.
When you cough,
cough into your arm.
Avoid touching your
eyes, nose and mouth.
Avoid close contact
with people who are cough-
ing or otherwise appear ill.
If you are sick or sus-
pect you have the flu, call
your doctor and discuss
whether you need to be
seen in the office or should
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Dear Editor:
(Note, this letter was
sent to state Sen. Al Law-
son (D-Tallahassee)
As the Gulf County
Commissioner for District
4, I am hereby requesting
your assistance in main-
taining the current status
of the Florida State Uni-
versity at Panama City.
This facility is of critical
importance to all residents
in Bay, Gulf and surround-
ing counties, and would be
a devastating loss for our
The Panama City FSU
branch provides bachelors,
masters and specialists
(Ph. D., etc.) degrees in
over 30 majors, and offers a
culture vf academic excel-
lence and opportunity in a
small, friendly atmosphere.
Florida's Great Northwest
is dependent on this college
branch to provide higher
Education, not only for our
children but for individuals
who must obtain further
education due to job loss or
current job requirements.
Having a major college
branch allows individu-
als with low-to-moderate
income to remain at home
while obtaining their edu-
cation without having the
additional expense of trav-
el, lodging, etc. In today's
economy, many parents
cannot afford to send their
children away to school.
Tuition and supplies can
often be paid through
scholarships, grants and
loans, but when one has to
factor in the costs of fuel,
housing and food, it often
affects whether or not our
youth receive the highest
level of education.
Your assistance in this
very important matter is
greatly appreciated. If you
have any questions please
contact me at any time.
Nathan Peters, Jr.
Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners

Dear Editor:
Has Highland View
gone to the dogs? What
will it take? A small child
or a senior citizen to get
bitten or worse, like you
have seen in Panama
City, to enforce the laws
of keeping dogs on a
leash or in a fenced-in
Bulldogs and more
roam free, even with no
ID collars which tells me
no shots, during all hours
of the day or night. Small
children have to wait at
bus stops early morn-
ings what will happen
when one of these dogs,
or more, attack them?
Most adults carry "dog
sticks" with them to ward
off these dogs if they ven-
ture out on walks. I saw
months ago in this paper
that.the city and county
was to "start" enforcing
the laws on free-roaming
dogs. When is this "if"
ever going to be done?
More than once I
have seen our local law
enforcement officers,
both city (Port St. Joe)
and sheriff's patrol units
stop and let these free-
roaming dogs just walk
in front of their units.
They do have the "right"
to catch these dogs. I do
realize that we have only
"limited" animal control
but when called, then of
course because of time,
dogs are "gone" from the
area. A few drive rounds
a week would help. It
seems like the same dogs
have been a problem for
a long time, years for
some, multi-complaint
reports, etc. and still run
What will it take, one
of the area's children
hurt, mauled.or worse?
Concerned Citizens,
John Parker, Ray Brown,
Jeannette Palmer, Jim
Highland View


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Number crunchina

Last week's county budget
workshop provided a highlighter
for the cliche "never say never."
That because when he pro-
nounced at the beginning of the
year that there would be no layoffs
of county employees in 2009, the
chairman of the Board of County
Commissioners made a pledge that
may only be fulfilled on the back of
the working class of this county.
First, the presentation itself,
which came from the budget com-
mittee charged by commissioners
to craft what could essentially be
labeled a status report.
This committee clearly worked
hard, likely had some charged dis-
cussions and provided a concise
and understandable explanation
of where things stand, generally-
speaking, in the county.
'However, this is a committee of
department heads, constitutional
officers and county staff and other
than the constitutional officers,
who must still have their budgets
approved by commissioners, these
are folks down the organizational
chart from where decisions are
They answer to five bosses who
make the final decisions.
If there was any doubt how that
reality, and the employees, can be
twisted like taffy, consider that just
prior to the budget workshop was a
workshop on economic development
that was effectively for the benefit
of one commissioner who felt out of
the loop of the progress of the
Economic Development Council.
And given the commission's
history of completely ignoring
the public, and any committees
appointed from the private sector,
the members of the budget
committee must have been under
enormous pressure not to offend
the sensibilities of five individuals
with often competing agendas.
Further, commissioners should,
this year more than ever, take the
lead and provide details to the out-
For starters, why not privatize
the jail?

This cost represents more than
10 percent of the budget and the
jail, despite incremental improve-
ments, remains a lawsuit waiting to
happen, the amount of money com-
missioners are tossing at it having
increased since they were handed
the keys.
Another example is Public
Works, only in the sense that the
committee explained that the de-
partment expends more than
10 percent of the property tax dol-
lars that come into the county, but
with no details on how and where.
The cost of maintaining the two
courthouses in the county is over
$500,000. Why? Does $300,000 in
work crew expenses provide suf-
ficient bang for the buck?
As stated in this space last
week, the presentations the county
provides are consistently clear on
the broad outline, but the digging
deeper, the getting to each line and
determining need balanced against
cost is lacking, and the fault lies
squarely with commissioners who
emit the vibe that they would just
as soon folks not read the fine
It should also be noted that one
of the committee recommendations
for bringing in additional revenue
was to initiate a half-cent tax,
which would bring in $300,000 or so.
After all the bombast about the
school district this year, note that
commissioners as they have
repeatedly in the past can imple-
ment another revenue stream with
but three votes.
But what must be the alarming
portion of the presentation for coun-
ty taxpayers was the bottom line as
mapped out by the committee.
In short strokes, with the com-
mittee's recommendations for cuts,
non-recurring costs and revenue
factored in, commissioners will
have to slice another $1.9 million
from the budget if they desire to
maintain current millage rates.
And in this time of real econom-
ic difficulties, when taxpayers need
every bit of relief they can receive,
the county, after raising spending,

Thursday, April 30, 2009

and in turn taxing, levels by more
than 120 percent this decade, would
still be cutting less than 10 percent
from the budget if commissioners
adopted outright the committee's
Additionally, commissioners
would be raising the millage rate
by one mill.
The cut in spending and in-
crease in millage the committee
is operating on the likelihood there
will be at least a 25 percent drop
in property values this year will
most benefit those with property
lacking a homestead exemption,
but the percentages are unbal-
anced across the board.
A homeowner with a property
value this year of $575,769 will see
their property drop by 25 percent in
value while their taxes fall by just
9 percent.
- The math is the same with a
property valued at $50,000 this year,
and not having a homestead
exemption. The value will fall
25 percent, taxes by just under
10 percent.
But a homestead exemption,
meaning those folks who have put
down roots and care to remain in
place, living in small-town para-
dise, comes with a price tag.
SA property valued at $932,979
and the owner having a homestead
exemption, will see the property
value drop 25 percent and taxes go
up by more than 20 percent. Un-
der the committee's scenario, the
taxes, $1,385 this year, would go up
by $332.
And owners of property witt a
homestead exemption and valued
at $139,664 this year which would
encompass much of the working
folks of the county would see
their property values fall by 25 per-
cent and their taxes rise by $49.41,
or more than 20 percent.
Those will be hard numbers
to swallow for already burdened
taxpayers. And it renders cynical
any pronouncements about main-
taining the current workforce com-
missioners have spent nine years

Elvis changed a lot of things!

The beautiful young
lady that cuts my hair
doesn't listen to me. If
I tell her not to take too
much off the top, she clips
and snips until it suits
her. If I say leave my
sideburns, I'm not into
the quasi-modern shave
'em up past the top of
your ears thing, she trims
to her heart's
delight. When I
remind her to thin
ott that thick,
curly part that
runs down the
back of my neck,
she just barely
glazes it.
It's d6jA vu all HUNKE
over again. Kesley
My haircut
memory started
out on our porch. Daddy
would line us all up and
do it in one setting. He'd
start with the oldest and
work his way down. Our
father was a truck driver.
He could hear a big semi
pull away from the red
light out on 79 and tell you
instantly whether it was
a Cummings or a Detroit
engine. He'd hear the
first gear shift and know
if it had a tri-plex trans-
mission or the straight
ten. He could tell if it was
loaded or dead-headin'.
By the fifth gear he'd
have a pretty good idea it
was a Kenworth, Peterbilt
or an old International.
He could turn one of
those big rigs around on
a dime, he could thump
a tire and give you the
pressure within a couple
of pounds, he could talk
engine compression, oil
weight, gas octane and
Twin I-Beam suspension
till the cows came home.
He knew every truck stop,
eatery and scale location

between Hoboken and
Pagosa Springs. He could
fill out two weeks worth
of log books in fifteen
minutes. He could have
backed that eighteen
wheeler blindfolded from
our front door all the way
to Birmingham if need be.
But he didn't know didley
squat about cutting hair!
I watched in
pure agony as he
sheared Leon.
He'd pull a dining
room chair out to
the.porch, wrap'
a towel around
Leon's shoulders,
admonish him to
R DOWN sit up straight and
(Colbert not move, and he'd
go at it like we had
a flashing red and
white pole advertising
our business. The plain
truth was haircuts cost a
quarter. And there were
three of us. It was simple
economics to Daddy. Plus,
Mr. Brooks seemed proud
to lend us his clippers.
Now, you are way too
young to remember those
side cutters. But let me
tell you, a half way dull
set would pull your hair
out more than cut it. And
you had to be very experi-
enced to come anywhere
close to a level haircut...
unless you cut it all off!
Daddy had us ready for
basic training when we
were 10, 5 and 4.
He'd finish with Leon,
shake that towel out and
say almost profession-
ally, "Next". The dining
room chair was the least
comfortable stick of
furniture in the house.
I never understood why
that thing was the seat-
ing of choice for haircuts.
It had a straight narrow
back. And it was as hard

as a brick bat. It was like
he was punishing you at
both ends! I would jerk
my head instinctively
when my hair caught in
the clippers. "Hold still."
It was like taking castor
oil or getting de-liced.
"Daddy, could you leave
just a little on top?"
"Hold still."
The only thing that
made it tolerable was
when you got to school
on Monday every boy in
class had basically the
same hair cut. Money was
more important than style
back in those days. And,
of course, I didn't realize
it at the time but Daddy
was probably enjoying the
whole process even less
than we were.
I can remember when
Mr. Brooks bought an
electric clipper. He was
so proud of it. He'd even
volunteer to cut our hair
sometimes. The result
was still the same. You
could just get it over with
in about one fourth of the
time. Out on the rural
route in the mid '50s, you
could get you hair cut
anyway you liked it ... as
long as you liked it off!
By junior high, Elvis,
Dion and Buddy Holly
were giving us other
ideas. Rollin Trull let his
hair grow out. And so did
Hollis Mayo.
I went to work picking
up paper at the swimming
pool. I took my first earn-
ings down to Gene's Bar-
ber Shop on the corner
of Union and Lee Avenue
and got a real flat top.
Gene shaved my neck and
dashed me down with a
shot of some kind of rose
. smelling liquid. I bought
a can of Royal Crown hair
dressing and bid adieu to

my front porch trimmings
The more Elvis sang
the longer our hair got.
Up to a point! Daddy no
longer cut it but he still
reigned supreme. We had
. to pass inspection. And
our high school principal
would send you home if
your locks got a little too
long to suit him.
For a few.years there
hair was big business
with all of us. I've seen
guys stand in the mirror
and comb out a cowlick
for five minutes...and then
put a helmet on and go
practice football. Wait a
minute! I think I did that!
If it was windy, I used a
little extra Brylcreem. If
I couldn't get it to lay just
right, I'd wash it again.
I put peroxide on it to
.lighten it.
I was embarrassed
beyond belief that
mine curled a little as
it lengthened. I'd mix
Royal Crown with the
. Brylcreem attempting to
straighten it. I threatened
Mr. Gene if he didn't trim
it just right. Billie Jean
Barham gave me direc-
tions as to how she want-
ed it cut. I never thought
to invite her over to the
house and let her discuss
it with Daddy.
What shinning times!
And ain't that circle
we call life amazing!
I'm right back where I
started. I just sit down
and shut up. And accept
the hair cut I get. I figure
I'm going to walk into the
shop any day now and
Irene is going to have
one of those dining room
chairs ready for me.


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She never called atten-
tion to her disease, which
had killed her father in his
early 50s, and never allowed
herself to be a burden.
Up until three years
ago, most people would've
never suspected anything
was wrong with Andrea.
But when her kidneys be-
gan to decline, everything
Andrea was no longer
the active woman she once
was. She felt sluggish and
her memory faltered.
She climbed the stairs
to her Cape San Blas home
with difficulty and could no
longer take her Jack Rus-
sell terrier, Napoleon, on
walks without resting every
quarter of a mile.
She had difficulty com-
pleting her daily crossword
puzzles and took afternoon
naps, which she deplored
- "I'm active. I felt it was a
waste of time."

Drugs and diet
Andrea learned just how
much her kidneys impacted
her overall health.
The two fist-sized or-
gans, located on either side
of the spine, perform sever-
al life-sustaining functions.
They remove waste and
toxins from the body, regu-
late fluid and chemicals
essential to life and release
hormones that regulate
blood pressure and pro-
mote strong bones.
When kidney function
declines, toxins build up
in the blood, causing com-
plications like high blood
pressure, anemia, weak
bones, nerve damage and
severe fatigue.
Previously on blood
pressure medication only,
Andrea began taking hand-
fuls of pills each day, bring-
ing her prescription drug
bill to $1,500 a month.
To slow further kidney
decline, Andrea's doctors
placed her on the highly re-
strictive renal diet.
The diet reduces one's
intake of protein, phos-
phates, potassium and
calcium nutrients that
declining kidneys cannot
properly regulate.
Andrea could no longer
eat potatoes, dairy, prod-
ucts, chocolate, tomato
sauce, nuts, beans and
nearly everything green.

"I was very close."
Despite the medications
and diet, Andrea's kidneys
continued to decline.
Dialysis treatments,
which simulate kidney func-
tion by removing waste and
regulating body chemicals,
are needed when patients
lose 85 to 90 percent of kid-
ney function.
Andrea's kidneys were
functioning at 14 percent,
bringing her dangerously
close to "end stage kidney
failure" and a lifetime of di-
alysis treatments.
"I was very close, within
months, of going on dialy-
sis," said Andrea.
Unable to accept any
future for his wife that in-
volved a dialysis machine,
Les had a flash of inspira-
While floating on an
oil rig in the middle of the
Black Sea, Les, a petroleum
engineer who has traveled
all over the globe chasing
the black gold, called An-
drea with a statement of
"We're taking charge of
this," said Les. "We're go-
ing to find you a donor."
When Andrea placed
her name on a donor list,
she learned that it could be
between two to six years
before she received a' kid-
Wanting a faster solu-
tion, she and Les began
investigating the live donor
program at the Mayo Clinic
in Jacksonville.
They were impressed
by the clinic's high success

rate and began asking An-
drea's family members to
donate a kidney.
Though Andrea's broth-
er, Steve, was a genetic
match, he had cysts on
his kidneys and could not
donate. Neither could her

Andrea and Les give the "thumbs up" sign after checking in for surgery. Les, shown with his laptop, blogged
about the couple's experience at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville.

Andrea and Les pose with the Mayo Clinic transplant team. The Heards praised the team for their
professionalism and down-to-earth demeanor.

other relatives.
When prospects looked
bleak, Les offered his kid-
ney for consideration.
"On a whim, I said, 'Well
check me,' and it turned
out that I was a very good
match," said Les.

Though it's fun to credit
the transplant's success
to Andrea's feminine wiles
("She stalked me on that
island 34 years ago..."),
good fortune played a piv-
otal role.
Kidney transplant
matching is. a rigorous sci-
ence that examines the
blood and tissues of poten-
tial donors and recipients.
A perfect, six-antigen
tissue match occurs 25 per-
cent of the time between
siblings with the same par-
ents, and in a random fash-
ion in the general popula-
Les and Andrea were
a five-antigen match with
compatible blood types
-a winning combination for
kidney transplants.
When the doctors per-
formed a crossmatch test,
examining cells and serum
for possible rejection, the
Heards' specimens played
it cool.
"People say you're a
match, but it's really you
don't fight, you're compat-
ible," said Andrea of the
couple's blood and tissue.
She could have just as
. easily been describing her-
self and Les.
At the Mayo Clinic, Les
received a rigorous physi-
cal examination intended
to rule out cancer or any
health issues that might
compromise the trans-
All donors benefit from
top-notch medical exami-
nations paid for by the re-
cipient's health insurance.
"You have to be a triath-
lete. They put you through
so much testing," said Les.
Les had no problems,
except for slightly high,
blood sugar levels, which
he could lower through diet
and exercise.
The Mayo Clinic set a
date for the transplant for
the fall of 2008.

A first-rate filter
Even fairy tales have

For Andrea's birthday, Les had a kidney necklace
created, with the inscription "Life" engraved on the
charm's face.

While bicycling-in Jack-
sonville to get in shape for
surgery, Les swerved to
avoid a low-hanging palm
tree limb and injured.his
clavicle and ribs.
When doctors found
blood clots on his lungs
caused by the accident,
they sent him back to the
Cape with a prescription
for blood thinners.
Fortunately, the medi-
cation did the trick. An-
drea and Les returned to
the Mayo Clinic in Feb-
ruary, accompanied by
neighbors Maggie and
George Jones (no relation

to "Possum"), who gra-
ciously volunteered to be
their caretakers.
On Feb. 24, Andrea and
Les slipped on their surgi-
cal gowns.
Les was up first, un-
dergoing a laparoscopic
donor nephrectomy, which
removes the kidney via a
small incision.
Because Les spent
many years in cold swim-
ming pools he was a
state champion in the
breaststroke in high
school before becoming a
SEAL his kidneys were
surrounded by insulating


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Extracting the kidney
took five hours, with An-
drea's doctor finally step-
ping in to assist.
Les' kidney was then
inserted into Andrea's ab-
domen (her other two kid-
neys were left in place),
in a procedure that lasted
nearly as long.
Within 12 minutes of
the surgery, Andrea's new
kidney began filtering.
Andrea's kidney func-
tion rose from 14 to 81 per-
cent. Less' "big man kid-
ney" filtered so efficiently,
in fact, that Andrea be-
came dehydrated and was
instructed to drink lots of
"I warned her that she
may end up working 'for
my kidney instead of the
other way, around," Les
blogged on his Mayo Clinic
Care Page, which received
over 700 messages during
the course of the couple's
stay in Jacksonville.
Les had no pain from
his procedure, noting that,
"the clavicle and ribs hurt
much worse."
Two days later, Les left
the hospital for his Jack-
sonville rental house to
recuperate. Andrea joined
him two days later, on the
birthday of their late son,
Chris Heard and 11 fel-
low students were killed
on the morning of Nov. 18,
1999 while constructing

the fourth tier of a 40-foot-
tall bonfire at Texas A&M
The tragedy, which re-
ceived national attention,
drew the couple to the
Cape, with its beautiful
beaches and healing sun-
Les and Andrea wished
Chris a happy birthday on
their blog and asked for
prayers for their son, Ja-
son, an Air Force captain
serving with the Bolar
squadron in Afghanistan.
After five weeks of
post-surgery observation,
Andrea celebrated her 61st
birthday during her last
night in Jacksonville.
She indulged in a treat
once forbidden on the re-
nal diet a slice of death
by chocolate cake.
When she blew out the
candle, she told Les she'd
already gotten her wish.

A birthday gift
Now at home, Andrea
is thriving.
She feels more energet-
ic than she has in years,
and her mind is sharper
than ever. She attacks
the morning crossword
puzzle and looks forward
to resuming hei volunteer
Her appetite has im-
proved, and she has en-
joyed sampling all the
foods previously banned
under the renal diet, like
pizza and Mexican food.
"She eats like a truck
driver," said Les, who has
joked that they will soon
return to the Mayo Clinic
to have a band installed
around her stomach.
Since leaving Jackson-
ville, Andrea has shown
no signs of kidney rejec-
tion. She will remain on a
maintenance dose of the
anti-rejection medication,
Prograf, for the rest of her
Les is also doing well.
Having gotten himself into
great shape pre-trans-
plant, he is even more
mindful of his health.
He notes that donors
as a population live lon-
ger and healthier lives
than non-donors because
of their renewed commit-
ment to healthy living.
Both are now outspo-
ken advocates of live do-
nor organ transplants.
"Waiting for any medi-
cal system to look after
you is not enough," said
Les. "You have to be pro-
"I want to let people
know you don't have to
just wait and get on dialy-
sis," added Andrea, who
credits the transplant
with restoring her quality
of life.
Around her neck, An-
drea wears a charm given
to her by Les on her 61st
In his final days in
Jacksonville, Les sought
out a jeweler to create the
perfect birthday gift.
Though the unortho-
dox idea took some time
to explain, the jeweler fi-
nally got it right.
The gold charm, shaped
like a kidney, bears a four-
letter inscription.
'Not love, but life. The
love is implied.'

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Gators send two individuals,

one relay to state meet

Theryl Brown and Billy
Naylor won Region 1-1A,
championships last Satur-
dayin Tallahassee and will
compete in the state Class
1A track and field meet on
Friday in Orlando.
Theryl Brown, just a
freshman, jumped 6-foot-
2 to take the boys' high
jump and Billy Naylor
took the 1,600 meters by
more than five seconds
and finished second in the
800 meters.
Despite a dropped ba-
ton on the first exchange,
the Gators 4x400 of Nay-
lor, Andrew Bidwell,
Kenny Fisher and Tyler
Lanter finished fourth at
the region meet and will
also compete on Friday.
Additionally, Chris
Peak finished fifth in the
discus and Brown was
fifth, an inch out of fourth,
in the long jump.
Qualifying for the state
meet are Naylor,, Brown,
Colton Price, Fisher,
Bidwell (who subbed for
Price due to the state
weightlifting meet), and

the Star
Theryl Brown

Billy Naylor

Gulf County Drive baseball

team to host the Jays

The Gulf County Drive
Baseball Team will be
hosting the Jackson Coun-
ty Jays this Sunday after-
noon in Wewahitchka at 2
p.m. CT at Wewahitchka

High School for their first
home game of the season.
The Drive, participating
in the Big Bend Baseball
League of Florida, are cur-
rently 2-2 on the season

Sharks finish regular
The Port St. Joe High School baseball
team finished the regular season on an
up note as the Sharks prepared for the
district tournament, which began 'Tes-
day at West Gadsden High School.
The Sharks, 14-10 overall, finished 6-0
in the district to earn the top seed. They
defeated West Gadsden in the semifinals
on Tuesday night. The district title game
is 7 p.m. Thursday at West Gadsden High
School versus Wewahitchka.
Last Monday, the Sharks beat Blount-
stown 15-0.
Tyrone Dawson was 2 for 4, Levi Rich-
ter was 2 for 3 with 3 RBIs, Roman Quinn
was 4 for 4 with 5 RBIs, Jacob Gentry was
3 for'4 and Brandon Stickland was 2 for 2.
J. Mason Ray was the winning pitcher.
On Tuesday night, the Sharks fell to
Holmes County 13-8 in extra innings.
Brandon Strickland was 2 for 4, Chris
Cochran was 2 for 4, and J. Mason Ray
was 2 for 3.
Celebrating Senior Night last Friday,
the Sharks beat Arnold 13-8.
Jacob Thompson (7-3) was the wih-
ning pitcher. Martin was 2 for 3 with an he
RBI. Dawson was 2 for 3 with an RBI, Wall, Jc
Gentry was 2 for 2 with 3 RBIs and Strick- were re
land drove in three runs. Arnold.

:and coming off a 17-3 win
,at Calhoun County this
past Sunday.
Gulf County's two loss-
es were a 3-2 loss to Chat-
tahoochee, and an 11-10

loss to Calhoun County in
11 innings.
Please come out and
support Gulf County and
the Big Bend Baseball
League this weekend.

season, prep for district

ark seniors, Robbie Martin, Jacob Thompson, Hunter
acob Gentry, Brandon Strickland and Tyrone Dawson,
cognized last Friday night prior to the win over

Gator sophomores
finish second at
state meet
Wewahitchka High
School's Colton Price
tookeighth place in the
154-pound class and
Greg Hurley took 10th in
the 238-pound class last
Saturday at the Class 1A
state weightlifting meet
in New Port Richey.
Price's third attempt in
the clean-and-jerk would
have put him in second
place, but he missed on
the second, or jerk, por-
tion of the lift.
Both students are
only sophomores and
have two more state
meets in which to com-

People Helping
People golf
The People Help-
ing People would like
to thank the following
sponsors for their won
derful- financial support

These sponsors are so
generous during these'
tough economic times.
The following business-
es and individuals are
to be thanked by all the
people helped by our or-
Sponsors for the tour-
nament are:
t St. Joseph Bay Coun-
try Club (host for tour-
Snament); Preble-Rish
Inc (co-sponsor, insur-
Sance and special event
prizes); Hannon Insur-
ance (donated golf balls
for players); Beach Re-
alty (complimentary golf
bags and gifts); St Joe
Hardware, Bo Know's
Pest Control and' Fred
Witten (door prizes);
and Kesley Colbert, Paul
Gant Bar-B-Que. Other
sponsors include: Bay-
side Flower's and Gifts,
Rams.ey Printing & Sup-
ply, St. Joe Shrimp Co.,
St Joe News Network,
SDel Monte Construction
Inc, Ed's Red.
The tournament
- wrap up will be in the
STAR next week.

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The Wewahitchka High
School baseball team took
two of three games this past
week to finish the season
14-11 and defeated Liberty
County in the semifinals of
the district tournament on
Tuesday at West Gadsden
High School.
The championship game
will be 7 p.m. Thursday at
West Gadsden versus Port

Monday, April 20
Wewahitchka 12, Mari-
anna 11
The Gators scored five
runs in the bottom of the
sixth inning to earn the vic-
tory at home. In the fifth
inning Josh Lollie reached
base on a walk, Cody
Wade singled and Chance
Knowles hit a three-run
home run. One out and one
walk later, Ryan Leaman
hit a two-run homer to give
the Gators a 12-11 lead.
Leaman entered the

game in relief in the fifth in-
ning and shut out the Bull-
dogs the rest of the way, al-
lowing two hits and striking
out three for his second win
of the season.
Leading hitters for the
Gators were: Wade 3 for 4,
Knowles 2 for 4 with a home
run and 3 RBIs, Brandon
Mayhann 2 for 3 with two
doubles and an RBI, Chase
Harvey 2 for 3 with a double
and Leaman 1 for 3 with a
two-run home run.

Tuesday, April 21
Wewahitchka 11,
Franklin County 0
Wewahitchka blew open
a close game in the third in-
ning to defeat the hosts in
five innings. In the third in-
ning, Mayhann led off with
a double, Peak was hit by a
pitch and Leaman singled
scoring Mayhann. Harvey
followed with a three-run
home run. Beau McCor-
vey flew out to left, Baylen

Price singled and Josh
Lollie hit a two-run home
run. Knowles finished the
scoring by hitting the third
home run of that inning and
his sixth of the year.
Knowles (3-1) was the
winning pitcher. He al-
lowed two hits and struck
out three in 3 2/3 innings
of work. Freshman Heath
Bailey closed out the Se-
ahawks, allowing no hits
while striking out one in 1
2/3 innings.
Leading hitters for the
Gators were: Harvey 2 for 2
with a home run and three
RBIs, Knowles 2 for 4 with
a home run, Mayhann 2 for
3, McCorvey 2 for 2 and Lol-
lie 1 for 1 with a home run
and two RBIs.

Wednesday, April 22
Chipley 3, Wewahitch-
ka 1
The Gator bats were
cooled by Chipley's Karsten
Whitson in a game played

at Chipola Junior College.
The Gators managed to
get three hits off Whitsori
but could not score. Tiger
reliever Justin Chamber
allowed one hit and one
earned run. The Gators
scored in the bottom of the
sixth. Mayhann led off with
a single and Peak walked.
Leaman sacrificed the run-
ners to second and third
with a bunt and Harvey
popped up along the right
side and Mayhann tagged
and scored.
Price (5-2) took the loss
for the Gators. He pitched
three innings allowing
three runs on three hits
and striking out one. Re-
lievers Leaman and David
Strickland held the Tigers
scoreless the last four in-
nings, scattering five hits
with one walk and one
At the plate Mayhann
was 3 for 3 with three
singles and Price had a

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Tiger Sharks aim for run at title

State win would

be team's second J-"--

By Tim Croft
Star News Editor

The Port St. Joe High School girls are
primed for another sprint to a ring.
The Lady Tiger Sharks blasted the
Region 1-1A field for a second straight
year last Saturday at Tallahassee Godby
High School, finishing nearly 50 points
(123-78) ahead of runner-up Tallahassee
Maclay, and will run for another state
title ring Friday at Showalter Field in
Kayla Parker led the way, winning four of
four events in which she was entered, and
the Lady Tiger Sharks demonstrated the
sort of depth behind Parker that almost cer-
tainly makes the defending Class 1A state
champion the favorite heading into Friday.
"We got more out (and advancing to the
state) than we expected," Said Port St. Joe
coach Kenny Parker. "Not more, but what
we expected.
"We expect production (on Friday).
We don't go hoping. We expect to win and
they don't like second. At Chiles (the lone
meet this year the Lady Tiger Sharks did
not win) they were wondering why they
weren't happy with second. They said, 'We
don't jump for second.'"
The lone blemish on last week's re-
gional win was the failure of the 4 by 100
relay team to either win or place in the
top four, guaranteeing a spot at state,
when a baton pass was dropped.
"It would've been a plus to get the 4 by
100 team out, but that happens," Coach
Parker said the disqualification for a run-
ner being out of the passing zone. "The
communication just wasn't there."
The other side of that coin, though, is
that the Lady Tiger Sharks take more field
competitors to Orlando than to last year's
state meet.
Ashleigh Lewis and Megan Walker went
one-two in the pole vault, tied at height with
Lewis winning based on fewer misses.
Fanequa Larry and Natasha Lewis
were' third and fourth, respectively, in
the triple jump, earning trips to state and

ANDREW WARDLOW I Florida Freedom Newspapers
Port St. Joe's Kayla Parker competes March 21 in the 100 meters during the North Florida Relays.

Walker was second in the high jump.
Add Kayla Parker, who won the long
jump by more than seven inches and the
Lady Tiger-Sharks take five potential
point producers in the field events this
year compared to three last year.
And on the track few teams will com-
pete with Port St. Joe.
Parker swept the 100 and 200 meters
as well as the 100 meter hurdles, the
100 meters in a blistering 12.05 and the
200 meters by nearly two seconds.

Mariah Johnson won the 300 hurdles
and finished second to Parker in the
100 hurdles.
Larry was fourth in the 400 meters and
the 4 by 400 relay team of Johnson, Asia
Whitley, Larry and Ashleigh Lewis won by
more than three seconds.
Whitley did not qualify for an individual
event, but ran fifth behind Parker in the
100 meters.
"They are the same, they act the same,
we don't talk about state or defending the

title," Coach Parker said. "We tell them you
just do what you do, what we've been doing
every Saturday, every meet and the rest
will work itself out. You put in your work
during the week and then you show up.
"I think we will show up."
Other teams beware.
Parker Harris, the lone Port St. Joe
boy competing at the Region 1-1A meet
won the pole vault with a vault of 12 feet
and will also travel to Orlando for Friday's
state meet.

Port St. Joe softball rolls over Franklin County

By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
Port St. Joe showed it is
a team of all ages Tuesday
night in the Region 1-2A
Senior Kayla Minger
was her typical dominat-
ing self on the mound and
freshman Katie Gardner
reached base four times
and drove in three runs. The
result was the Lady Sharks.
routed Franklin County (9-
16) 10-0 in a gape ended on
the run-rule .with two oilts
in the sixth inning.
Port St. Joe (24-2), ar-
guably the second-best
Class 2A team in the state
last season, travels to play
North Florida Christian,
which toppled two-time
defending state champion
Wewahitchka 4-1 on Tues-
day, at 4 p.m. ET on Friday
in the region semifinals.
"What our goal is, the
teams that have beaten us
have shut us out, is to keep'
(the score) down," said Port
St. Joe coach Jim Belin,
who was feted for his 202
softball win's in the locker
room after the game.
He becomes the first
coach in school history
with more than 200 wins in
two sports, having topped
that benchmark in boys'
basketball in the 1980s.
"I think we are playing
defense and pitching as
well as we have. Our de-
fense is playing really well
right now. We have (leader-
ship from seven seniors)
and the freshmen are re-
ally stepping up."
Gardner epitomized
that last statement, drilling
a two-run home run in the
third inning to break open
a 1-0 game, and adding two
singles, one driving in a run

The Lady Sharks celebrate their first district title since
1998 last Thursday night in Wewahitchka.

in the fourth.
Minger was all but un-
touchable, striking out
eight of the first 10 batters
she faced, allowing just
one ball to leave the infield,
,striking out the side in half
the innings she pitched and
facing just three batters
over the minimum.
She struck out 13 and
walked one while allow-
ing two dribbling singles,
winning her 22nd of

the season.
Minger also set up the
only run she would need
with a single leading off the
home half of the first.
A bunt single from Katie
Lacour preceded the load-
ing of the bases as Gardner
struck out but reached on a
passed ball.
Heather Brinkmeier fol-
lowbd with sacrifice fly to
give Minger the only cush-
ion she would need. a

Gardner's bomb and a
pair of RBI doubles from
Cassie Tullis, another
freshman, and Heather
Strange, another senior,
provided Minger four more
runs in the third.
Gardner drove in Torie
Greer with a single in the
fourth and Strange scored
on an error by the catcher
the following inning.
Megan Gannon drove in
a run with no one out in the
sixth and Angela Caning-
ton finished the game with
her second double, driving
in two, two outs later.

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er. E FC: Redmond, Har-
dy. 2B PSJ: Canington 2,
Tullis, Strange. HR PSJ:
Gardner. PB Redmond
(FC). WP: Shiver (FC).
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earned home field in the
region opener last week
by out-scoring West Gads-
den and Wewahitchka by a
combined 26-1 to win the

District 3-2A title in Wewa-
hitchka, Port St. Joe's first
district title since 1998.
The semifinal win over
West Gadsden was stopped
the Lady Panther coach in
the third inning. Strange
had three RBIs, Gardner,
Brinkmeier and Jo Wil-
liams each had a double
and Lacotir, Tullis, Caning-
ton and Greer had hits.
The championship game
ended after five innings on

the mercy rule. Minger
struck out six, allowed four
hits and one earned run
and walked one to earn the
Minger also had three
hits, including a double,
and drove in two runs.
Brinkmeier had two hits,
Williams a double and Tul-
lis, Strange, Greer, Gard-
ner and Lacour all had sin-
gles in the 11-1 victory over

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our members --
for re-investing in the Chamber in 2009! The
Chamber is the essential investment for the
future of every business. We thank you for
your membership and strive daily to offer our
members Direct and Indirect Benefits. The
Chamber offers networking opportunities for
member businesses to participate in throughout
the year.

Thanks for Joining Us.
We mean Business!

10th Street Bed & Breakfast
5 Star Paint & Collision Center
A & A Home Care
Ake's Septic
Alines's Coiffures & Merle Norman
Allen and Associates of PSJ
Amanda's Bistro
America's Mini Storage & Office Complex
American Cancer Society
American Red Cross
AN Railway
Anderson, Jim & Geri
Anderson, Rex & Anne
Arizona Chemical
Badcock and More Home Furnishings
Bay Artiques
Bay Walk-In Clinic
Bay Wash of Port St. Joe
Bayside Animal Clinic
Bayside Florist & Gift
Bayside Savings Bank
Beach Baptist Chapel
Beach Bartenders
Beach Realty of Cape San Bias
Beach To Bay Interiors
Better Business Bureau
Big Fish Construction
Big Time Charters
Bluewater Outriggers
Bluewater Realty
Bo Knows Pest Control
Boardwalk Realty of Northwest Florida
Boyer Signs & Logo Designs
Buffalo Rock / Catering Creations
Burg Management

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Buy- Rite Drugs Wewahitchka
Buy-Rite Drugs Port St. Joe
C21 Gulf Coast Realty
C21 Gulf Coast Vacation Rentals MB
C21 Gulf Coast Vacation Rentals SB
Cape Concrete
Cape San Bias Inn,
Cape San Bias Realty
Cape San Bias Vacation Rentals
Capital City Bank
Captain's Cove Marina
Carpet Country
Cathey Construction and Development
Century 21- Collins Realty
Charisma Charters
Christian Community Development Fund
Coast2Coast Printing & Promotions
Coastal Community Bank
Coastal Design and Landscape
Coastal Joe Vacation Rentals
Collins Vacation Rentals
Congo Charters
Costin and Costin Law Firm
Costin Insurance Agency
Costin, Leonard CPA
Covenant Hospice
Cox Pools
Current Solutions of the Gulf Coast
David Whitfield
Debbie Hooper Photography
Dilorenzo, Joseph
Dixie Belle Motel
Dixie Labels & Systems
Dodsworth, Swerri
Driftwood Inn
Duo-Trio Internazionale
Duren's Piggly Wiggly
Ecological Resource Consultants
Ed's Red Hot Sauce
Emerald Coast FCU
Emerald'Waste Services
El Governor Motel
Estes, Rodger
Expressions from the Heart Florist & Gift
FairPoint Communications
FaithSible Church
Family Life Church
Farnsley Financial Consultants
rFirst Baptist Church, Port St. Joe

First United Methodist Church, Port St. Joe
Forgotten Coast Builders' Association
Friends of the St. Jqseph Bay Preserves
Frost's Pottery Garden
GAC Contractors
Gant's Bar-B-Que
Gaskin-Graddy Ins. Co.
Girl Scout Council ofApalachee Bend
GM Appliance
GPM Financial, LLC
Gracie O'Malley Pub & Eatery
Great Wall Chinese Restaurant
Guilford Driggers & Associates
Gulf Alliance for Local Arts
Gulf Coast Community College-
Gulf Coast Electric Co-op
Gulf Coast Medical Center, Primary .Care
Gulf Coast Property Services,
Gulf Coast Workforce Board
Gulf County Economic Development
Gulf County School Board
Gulf County Senior Citizen's Association
Gulf Package & Wine
Gulf Sands Motel
Gulf South Self Storage
GW Service Heating and Air
Haddock, Gail
Half Hitch Tackle
Hannon Insurance Agency
Happy Hours Kayak & Canoe Rentals
Haughty Heron
Health Check
Healthy Start
HomeAway /Port St. Joe Vacation Rentals
I-C Contractors
Images by Anitra
Indian Pass Marine Services
Joseph's Cottage
Keith L. Jones, CPA
Kerigan Marketing Associates
Kerrigan, Estess, Rankin, McLeod and
Thompson, LLP
L.L. Lanier & Son
Labor Finders of PSJ
Lady J Charters
S Long Avenue Baptist Church
Lulu's Sweet Expectations
Magidson, Mel, Jr. PA
Magnolia Lodge
Mahlkov, Gregg H.
MainStay Suites
Mango Marley's

May, David & Marjorie
May, Dr. Frank D.
McDonald, Jan
Mexico Beach Community Development
Mexico Beach Harmon Realty
Miller Heating & Air Conditioning
Miller, Earl
Mize Plumbing Services and Supply, Inc.
M-Tec Air
MUST-See Magazine
NAPA St. Joe Auto Parts Co.
Needles & Thread
NHC HomeCare
North Florida Child Development
North Florida Land and Captial
Norton, Charles and Caroline
Novak Law Offices
Oak Grove Church
One Source Mortgage
Oyster Radio
Palm Tree Books
Panache Tent & Event
Panama City Living Magazine
Paradise Coast Rentals
Parker Realty of Mexico Beach
Paul Gant Bar-B-Que
Peaden Air Conditioning, Heating and
Peppers Mexican Grill & Cantina
Perfect Wedding Guide
Petals by the Bay
Pineapple Plantation Vacation Beach Home
Pioneer Telephone Directories Corp..
Port City Shopping Center
Port Inn
Port St Joe Yacht Club
Port St. Joe Lions Club
Port St. Joe Marina
Port St..Joe Port Authority
Port St. Joe Redevelopment Agency
Portside Trading Company
SPremier Sportsfishing Adventures
Premiere Chemicals -
Presnell's Bayside Marina & RV Resort
SPristine Properties Vacation Rentals
Progress Energy Florida
Prosperity Bank
Provisions Gourmet Catering
Radcliff, Barbara

Radio Shack
Raffield Fisheries
Ramsey's Printing and Office Supplies
Realtors' Assn. of Franklin and So. Gulf Co.
Reeves Cabinets and Refinishing Shoppe
Rich's IGA
Rish, Gibson, Scholz, & Groom, PA
Roberson & Friedman, PA
Ruby Rumrunners
Rumberger, Kirk and Caldwell
Scallop Cove BP
Scott's Quality Electric
Sea glue Iguana
Seahorse Water Safaris
Server Solutions
Shoreline Medical Group
Small Business Development Ctr
Smiley's Beach Rentals
St. Joe Ace Hardware
St. Joe Electrical Supply
St. Joe News Network
St. Joe.Pool
St. Joe Rent-All, Nursery and Supply
St. Joe Timberland
St. Joseph's Bay Country Club
State Farm Insurance
Sunset Coastal Grill
Sunset Reflections Vacation Rentals
Superior Bank
Tall Tales Fishing Charters
The Appliance Solution
The Bridge at Bay St. Joseph
The Fuss
The Gulf County Breeze
The Laundry Basket
The Port Fine' Wine & Spirits
Thirsty Goat
Tiki Palms Inn
Tipton, Marler, Garner and Chastain,The
Turtle Beach Inn
United Way of Northwest Florida
Vision Bank
Waldo, Patti.
Ward, Brenda
Warriner, David & Trish
Watson Brothers Construction
Wewahitchka Medical Center
Whitfield Timber
Windolf Construction
Witten, Judge Fred N.
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Buy Gulf to Begin May 1st! Bring your receipts to the Chamber to
register for prizes! Helping our business-members survive these difficult
economic times is the No. 1 priority of the Gulf County Chamber of
Commerce. Since the support of local shoppers is vital to the success of many
of our businesses, the Chamber is putting together a "Buy Gulf' campaign. The
PSJRA and the City of Port St. Joe are partnering with us in this vital initiative.
What is Buy Gulf? Buy Gulf is a campaign to encourage people to think
lf'. ^a !before they spend and spend where they live. The campaign will include the
L creation of window stickers and signs to remind people to "Buy Gulf." On the
chambers' website, click on the Buy Gulf Logo to find

out where residents can find out more about the importance of shopping locally and how the
success of local businesses impacts the
SWhile small business owners here know how much they contribute to a variety of -
community organizations including school groups, athletic teams, and nonprofits, not everyone
understands how much these organizations rely on the generosity of local business owners to
To kick off Buy Gulf, the Chamber, with assistance from the PSJRA and the City of Port St.
Joe, is organizing a contest, starting May 1, that's designed to encourage residents to shop in
Gulf County and to promote Chamber member businesses. For details on the contest, please
check our website,

The Gulf Chamber of Commerce would like to p IUIIiig Il i '
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For her tireless work on behalf of the American
Cancer Society, Phyllis Alstaetter received the 2009'
Lifetime Achievement Award at Port St. Joe's Relay
for Life.

Wearing her "Queen of the Relay" sash, Phyllis
Alstaetter helped lead the survivor's lap during the
ooenina ceremonies.

The Queen of the

By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer

For decadest Phyllis Alstaetter gave
her all to the fight against cancer.
She sold carnations on Valentine's Day,
collected donations at city roadblocks and
knocked on doors.
She .never sought praise or recog-
nition, preferring to work behind the
scenes for a cause she believed in with all
her heart.
On Friday, during a surprise ceremony
at Port St. Joe's Relay for Life, Alstaet-
ter was honored with the 2009 Lifetime
Achievement Award for her tireless work
on behalf of the American Cancer Soci-
Calling Alstaetter the "Face of Relay
for Life," sponsorship chair Carolyn Wit-
ten recalled Alstaetter's long tenure as
the chair of the survivor's team..
Alstaetter chaired the first survivor's
team in 1996, and held her position every
year, except last, when she stayed,on as
an advisor.
This year, when no one stepped for-
ward, she resumed her survivor's team
chaiirmanship, and raised more than
$1,700 single handedly.
"There's no telling how many luminar-
ia forms she turned in," added Witten, re-
calling Alstaetter's frequent pronounce-
ments at their church, First United Meth-
In interviewingAlstaetter's three chil-

dren, Witten learned the extent of her
friend's fundraising efforts throughout
the years.
Even before Port St. Joe's first relay,
Alstaetter participated in Panama City's
event and was part of many unorthodox
fundraising drives.
Witten recalled one memorable fund-
raiser, when Alstaetter and her fellow vol-
unteers divided the town into quadrants
and collected donations door-to-ddor on a
Because the banks were closed until
Monday, the volunteers stored their total
proceeds in the freezer at the First Unit-
ed Methodist Church.,
This year, Alstaetter decorated the
survivor team's booth and led the survi-
vor lap..
As the relay approached, Alstaetter
volunteered to help Witten prepare the
luminaria bags, which honor those who
died of cancer.
"She never stops reaching out to oth-
ers," said Witten, who called Alstaetter a
personal hero.
"One day I told her she was my hero
and wherr I grow up, I wanted to be just
like her," said Witten. "She laughed, but I
was serious."
Witten presented Alstaetter with'a tro-
phy, floral bouquet and a sash honoring
her as the "Queen of the Relay."
True to form, Alstaetter kept her con-
gratulatory remarks brief.
"Thanks to everyone who helped me
win this award," she said.


Port St. Joe held its
annual Relay for Life on
Friday and Saturday,
with funds benefitting the
American Cancer Society.
The event featured
music, dancing, movies
on, a big outdoor-screen,
a limbo contest, redneck
Olympics and much more.
STeams embraced the
"Relay Around the World"
theme, with booths
decorated to reflect the
culture and traditions of
countries like Mexico,
Italy, China and Germany.
The 2009 teams
were: VFW Post 10069,
Realtor's Association of
Franklin and South Gulf
Counties, Vision Bank,
Family Life Church,
Team USA, First United
*S Methodist Church, Port
S St. Joe Survivors Team,
' Capital City Bank,
S Bayside Savings Bank,
Port St. Joe Middle School
FCA and;Port St.;Joe

A bunch f bird brains

By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer

Hannah Heath, 10, did
not know-what to expect on
her first day at Wewahitch-
ka Elementary School.
But examining native
birds through sporty yellow
binoculars never crossed
her mind.
"We never went bird
watching at our first
school," said the New
Hampshire native.
The afternoon had been
an unexpected surprise for
the newly-inducted natu-
Led by teacher John
Huft, Heath and her third
grade classmates jour-
neyed to the grassy field

behind the schoolhouse..
They travelled in pairs,
with binoculars dangling
from straps around their
As they scanned the
skies for birds, the students
remained mindful of Huft's
"Don't look at the sun
with binoculars because
that will hurt your eyes,"
Huft advised. "Don't walk
while looking in binocu-
lars because you'll fall and
black your eyes."
, When they spotted an in-
teresting specimen soaring
across the sky or perched
oh a nearby limb, the stu-
dents consulted their bird
watching Bible, the Peter-
son Field Guide for Young

Wewahitchka Elementary School third-grader
Zachary Kemp scanned the skies for birds during a
recent bird watching expedition at the school.
The illustrated book cluding their physical char-
provides a wealth of infor- acteristics, habitats and
mation on bird species, in- distinctive "calls."

The Florida Ornitho-
logical Society funded the
purchase of the binoculars,
field guides, a digital cam-
era and notebooks, which
the students will use to re-
cord their observations.
Huft wrote the $500
grant, which he entitled "A
Bunch of Bird Brains," out
of a desire to instill in his
students an appreciation
for the role birds play in our
Though the students
have only ventured out
a handful of times to ob-
serve birds in their natural
habitat, Huft has ambitious
plans for his bird watching
He has devised a variety
of inquiry-based activities,
which will allow students

to inventory lists of spe-
cies, monitor ,bird popula-
tions over time, complete'
research projects on top-
ics of interest and partner
with older students for an
enhanced learning experi-
Collaborations with We-
wahitchka High School's
carpentry department
would allow the students to
build bird feeders for both
campuses and area parks.
With the high school's
art department as men-
tors, students would create
entries for the Junior Duck
Stamp design competition,
sponsored each spring by
the U.S. Fish and Wildlife

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The children,
grandchildren, and great-
grandchildren of Audra
McLawhon wish her a happy
85th birthday on April 30
and thank her for her loving,

Tyla Tyus was one of
only 45 high school seniors
in both Volusia and Flagler
counties to receive the
Medallion of Excellence
Award. The prestigious
award sponsored by
the Daytona Beach News-
Journal is given to
select students from area
high schools in Volusia and
Flagler coimties for their

caring and selfless devotion
to her family. We will be
celebrating this joyful
occasion together at the
Shrimp Boat restaurant in
Panama City.

'Mac' Turns 3
Donald McAlister Kosin of Port St. Joe, his
(Mac) Kosin, son of Granny (Anita) tyIcAlister
Joe and Sarah Kosin of of Georgetown, KY along
Lexington, Ky., recently with his cousins Bryce
celebrated his third and Claire Carpenter
birthday on March 26. The and their parents Jason
theme of his party was and Stacey Carpenter of
"CARS" held at Mac's Georgetown, Uncle David
home in Lexington. Those and Aunt Denise Kosin of
who enjoyed the party Georgetown and Mac's
were Mac's infant brother Special Uncle Brandon
Jay, Granddaddy and and Aunt Rebecca Prater
Grammie (Don and Judy) of Lexington.

outstanding academic
and extracurricular
achievements. Tyla will
graduate this May from T.
Dewitt Taylor'Middle-High
School in Pierson with high
honors, ranking third in
her class. Her parents are
Max and Regina Tyus of
Pierson and grandparents
Kenneth and Agnes Ellis of
Port St. Joe.


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LaBria Vernese Figueroa to graduate

LaBria will graduate
from Seminole Community
College Adult High School
on April 30. She has
maintained a 3.68 GPA,
while attending high school
along with the duties of
being a full-time mom to a
precious son Jay, working
and pursuing a music
career. Her favorite hobbies
are cooling, singing, writing
poetry and modeling.
(She is a graduate of
the Barbizon School of
Modeling.) She was on
the school.newspaper
staff and wrote an article
"Overcoming Obstacles
- A Success Story."
She received many
encouraging comments
from the student body and
administrators regarding
the published article. This
fall, LaBria plans to pursue
a two-year Registered
Nursing degree at Valencia

Community College in
Orlando, FL.
LaBria is the daughter
of very proud parents
Erika Manning and
Paul Figueroa, sister to
Christopher, Zaynah,
Paul Jr. and Paris, niece
of Jarrette and Erinn
Ballard of Orlando,
FL, granddaughter of
Raymond and Lynn
Driesbach of Port St. Joe
and Blanco Figueroa of
West Palm Beach, FL,
great-granddaughter of
James and Marie Bennett
of Port St. Joe, and the late
Sammie Manning, John
and Oneida Whitley, and
great great-niece of the
late Kylar and Gertrude
We are very proud
of you and your
We love you dearly,
Your Family

Another son

Joe and Sarah Kosin of
Lexington, Ky., announce
the birth of their second
child, Joseph Frank Kosin
Jr. "Jay" was born on
Jan. 25, 2009, at St. Joseph
East Hospital in Lexington.
He weighed 6 pounds,
3 ounces and measured

19 % inches. His big
brother Mac welcomed
Jay home with open arms
and lots of kisses.
Jay is the grandson
of Don and Judy Kosin
of Port St. Joe and Jerry
and Anita McAlister of
Georgetown, Ky.

Kemp family reunion

The 50th annual Kemp
family reunion will be held
on Sunday, May 3, at the
Kemp Community, locat-
ed just off of County 22 at
Wetappo Creek. All friends
and relatives please come
early for some good ole
fashion fellowship and fun.
All relatives please bring
covered-dish lunches for
your family and a couple
more. Lunch will be served
at 12:30 p.m. CT. There will

be a. drawing for Cash-Priz-
es of $50, $30 and $20 dol-
lars at 2:30 p.m. CT.
Also Prizes for old-
est man and woman plus
youngest baby.
Please bring family pic-
tures for display and we
will be taking pictures for a
family album.
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be furnished.
Don't forget now, See
you there.

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By Linda Whitfield

At the club meeting on
April 13, we were privileged
to hear guest speaker Kar-
en Herrington. Conser-
vation chairman Rhonda
Pridgeon introduced our
guest speaker with a short
"Karen is a native of
Chicago and has a BS in
Environmental Biology
and a MS in Fisheries and
Ecology. She is a fish biolo-
gist with the U.S. Fish and
Wildlife. She lives in Wewa
with her husband and
young son."
Herrington presented
a powerful presentation
about the coordination of
numerous projects and
partnerships for the con-
servation of rare aquatic
species in Florida and the
If any senior at WHS
would like to apply for a
scholarship, the deadline
is May 1. Criteria are a 3.0
GPA and two letters of rec-

ommendation. For more in-
formation see Micah Peak
or Pearl Fisher at WHS.
GCEC Day in Wewa
on April 25. The Woman's
Club of Wewa sold sausage
biscuits at Co-Op day as a
The Woman's Club will
sponsor the SWAT Celebra-
tion (Students Working
Against Tobacco) on May 9.
Students that participated
will be bidding on prizes,
etc. Club members donat-
ed the refreshments for the
Tupelo Festival Day on
May 16. The Woman's Club
will have a booth at beauti-
ful Lake Alice Park during
the festival. There will be
biscuits and honey, "gently
used jewelry," or maybe
even sushi. Who knows?
Junior Miss Program..
The Woman's Club will be
sponsoring the first Junior
Miss Program in the Wewa-
hitchka area. The date has
been set for Nov. 9. More
information later.

Kiwanis CORNER

By Johanna White

dance Realty, Superior
Bank and The Bridge at
Bay St. Joseph
We also want to thank
the Key Club students who
worked very hard in mak-
ing this event happen.
The Golf Tournament is
our largest fund raiser and
al of the proceeds that are
raised go right back into
our community. So, again
thank you for you generous
On April 14, Dr. Henry
Roberts, President of the
Sacred Heart Foundation
visited and updated us on
the progress of the hospital.
According to Dr. Roberts
the Hospital will open dur-
ing the first quarter of 2010
and they will start hiring
towards the end of 2009. If'
you haven't gone by to see
the facility I encourage you
to do so. You will see that
things are happening here
in Port St. Joe that will be
bringing hope and a future
to all of us.
This past week ..our
guests were Ann Gihgell,
Brownie Troop Leader and
Tammy Canington, Girl
Scout Leader. Ms. Gingell
and Ms. Canington gave a
presentation of what the
girl scouts are involved in
now such as Earth Day.
They explained the chang-
es that have been made in
the organizational struc-
ture of the Girl Scouts and
told us that this year's Girl
Scout cookie sales was a
true success. The Kiwanis
Club presented a check in
the amount of $250 to the
Scout leaders.
We also had Carolyn Wit-
ten-as our guest. Carolyn
visited us on behalf of the
Relay for Life which began
on Friday, April 24. Carolyn
encouraged the Kiwanis
Club to take part in the Re-
lay for Life and went over
the schedule of events to
take place.
If you are interested
in becoming a .member of
a Civic Club and a great
group of men and women
dedicated in giving back
to our community you can
contact Johanna White at
The Port St Joe Kiwanis
Club meets every Tuesday
at noon at the Gulf County
ARC & .Transportation
Building located off of the
Industrial Road.

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I know it's been some
time since I wrote "Kiwan-
is Korner" but things have
picked up in the banking
business and I am happy to
say its good things that are
April has been a very
busy month for Kiwanis.
On April 4 we held our
annual golf tournament
in which we have named
"The Robert 'King An-
nual Golf Tournament" in
memory of Dr. King. We
want to thank the following
businesses and individuals
who made our tournament
a success:
Hole Sponsors: Arizona
Chemical, Bayside Sav-
ings Bank, Becky Norris,
Clerk of Court, Big Fish
Construction, Bluewater
iNet Group, Burke & Com-
pany, Buzzett Family, Carr,
Riggs, & Ingram, LLC,
Coastal Insurance Agency,
Comforter Funeral Home,
Costin Insurance Agency,
Costin & Costin, Attorney
at Law, David & Carol Brit-
tain, The Eye Center of
NW Florida, Expressions
from the Heart, 5 Star
Collision Centre, Fred &
Carolyn Witten, Gulf Cargo
Facilities of PSJ, Hannon
Insurance Agency, Happy
Ours Kayak & Canoe,.Hun-
gry Howies Pizza, Jay Rish,
Justice Lawn -Service, JV
Gander Distributors, Inc.,
Keith L. Jones, CPA, King
Family, Great Wall Chinese
Restaurant, Kesley Colbert,
Gulf County Prop. Apprais-
er, Lee's One Stop, Linda
Griffin, Mel Magidson, Jr.
PA., North Florida
Land & Capital, Parker
Realty of M.B., Petals by
the Bay, Port St Joe Realty
LLC, Ramsey's Printing &
Office Supply, Sacred Heart
Hospital, Scott's Quality
Electric, St. Joe Hardware,
Tim Wilder, Waterfront
Auto Sales, LLC and Wa-
terfront Pawn, LLC.
Patrons: A.N. Railways,
Arizona Chemical, Bo
Knows Pest Control, Blue-
water Outriggers, Cape
Concrete, El Governor Mo-
tel, Fairpoint Communica-
tions, Gulf Coast Property
Services, Novak Law Offic-
es, Paul Gant BBQ, Preble-
Rish, Engineering, Rish,
Gibson, Scholz, & Groom,
PA., Robert Kerigan, Sun-

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The Gulf Alliance for

Local Arts announces

start of First Fridays

It's that time! 1st Fridays
Summer Fine Art & Music Series
is back! Join the Gulf Alliance
for Local Arts for a Summer Cel-
ebration of the Arts, beginning
Friday, May 1. The public is invit-
ed to a "Meet the Artist" opening
reception at The Port Inn from
5:30-6:30 p.m., followed by "Mu-
sic on the Porch" at The Thirsty
Goat beginning at 6:30 p.m.
The featured art is "Images
of the Past", a photographic ret-
rospective of "modem" Port St.
Joe and Gulf County beginning
in 1906. A gallery of enlarged and
digitally rendered images from
the collections of Billy Howell,.
Dave Maddox, Danny Raffield
and George Boyer will be fea-
A presentation of 200 addi-
tional archived images will be
presented as an ongoing slide

show (May 1 only). This photo-
graphic retrospective is part of
an ongoing project coordinated
by Tim Nelson and Billy Howell
in an effort to digitally archive
Gulf County through photogra-
phy Digital-rendering and pro-
duction provided by Tim Nelson
As an extra added feature to
this special 1st Fridays Fine Art
& Music Series, the public is in-
vited to join Tim Nelson and local
historian Billy Howell from 3:00-
4:30 p.m. for a special presenta-
tion in The Florida Room adja-
cent to the Thirsty Goat. They
will be discussing the history of
Gulf County while archived im-
'ages are being displayed. With
their combined historic knowl-
edge of our area, this open dis-
cussion format is sure to be
informative as well as entertain-

ing. Tea, coffee and finger foods
will be served.
The featured musical artist is
the eclectic blues sounds of Joe
Hutchinson featuring blues gui-
tar, harmonica and keyboard.
The mission of the Gulf Alli-
ance for Local Arts is to coordi-
nate, encourage and promote the
arts, as well as arts education in
Gulf and east Bay Counties. For
more information on the.2009 ist
Friday's Arts & Music Series &
the Gulf Alliance for Local Arts

Everlasting Stitches: Past & Present Quilt Show

It's time for the Panhandle treasured quilts. We love to dis-
Pioneer Settlement's eighth play all quilts old, new, large,
Quilt Show. "Everlasting Stitch- small, hand, or machine made.
es" is Saturday, starting at 9 Quilts will be accepted in
a.m. (CST) until 3 p.m. CT. the Frink Gym at the Pioneer
Now is the time to show off Settlement between 1-4 p.m. on

The Wall that Heals

to visit Apalachicola

starting Thursday

The Wall That Heals, a brand
new version of the traveling, half-
scale replica of the Vietnam Vet-
erans Memorial will visit Apala-
chicola, Florida at the end of April.
This new memorial wall will be on
display in Apalachicola's Veterans
Memorial Plaza Thursday, April 30
through Sunday, May 3. Apalachic-
ola will be the third stop on its initial
national tour. The Veterans Tribute
Motorcycle, a rolling work of auto-
motive art by Lewis Colon, of Fort
Lauderdale, Florida, traveling with
The Wall That Heals, will be ridden
as a part of the motorcycle escort.
The Wall That Heals also fea-
tures a new Traveling Museum
and Information Center providing a
comprehensive educational compo-
nent to enrich and complete visitors'
experiences. The Museum features
some of the more than 100,000 items
that have been left at The Wall since
it was built, as well as items left at
The Wall That Heals. The exhibits
also feature photos and biographi-
cal information on some of the
more than 58,000 individuals whose
names are on The Wall. Other dis-
plays chronicle the history of The
Wall and facts about the Vietnam
War. The Information Center will
be staffed by volunteers who will as-
sist visitors in finding names on The
Wall. In addition, the Department of
Veterans Affairs from Tallahassee,
Florida will have a mobile Vet Cen-
ter on site during this event to pro-
vide counseling and information on
services available to all veterans.
During this event, The Wall will
be featured alongside Apalachico-
la's Three Soldiers, Detail, the sole
authorized partial-scale replica of
the Three Servicemen Statue. This
one-of-a-kind event will be the only
time these two national memorials
will be presented together outside
of Washington, D.C.. The public in-
vited the motorcade escorting The
Wall That Heals entering Apala-
chicola from the west on U.S. 98,
on Tuesday at 1 p.m. (all times are
EST). Show your patriotism with
banners and flags as it passes along
its route to the endpoint next to the

Three Soldiers, Detail.
The Opening Ceremony will
feature Ann Wolcott, past national
President of the National Gold Star
Mothers, as keynote speaker; the
very moving Missing Man Table &
Honors ceremony presented by the
Tyndall Honor Guard; and a presen-
tation of patriotic music and song.
Country Western veteran, Chuck
Price, of "Unsung Hero" fame is
expected to sing during the open-
ing and closing ceremonies. The
Opening Ceremony is scheduled on
Thursday, April 30 at 11 a.m. A spe-
cial program for schools will be held
on Friday at 10 a.m.
The Closing Ceremony take
place on Sunday at 7 p.m. The key-
note speaker is Apalachicola native
andWestPointgraduate, COL (USA-
Ret) Harry Buzzett, This ceremony
will include a bagpipe tribute to vet-
erans; flag folding ceremony and
a firing party honors detachment
from the Tyndall Honor Guard; and
a special rendition of Taps.
This event is a joint venture be-
tween its sponsor, Three Service-
men Statue South, Inc. and the
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund.
More information regarding the
event can be found at the website
and additional information on The
Wall That Heals is available at If
you would like to volunteer for the
event, contact the Volunteer Coor-
dinator, Tom Brocato at or phone

If you know of anyone looking to add a new baby
to the family- St. Joseph Bay Humane Society has
many litters of
Lab mixes & mixes of other sorts. They are
adorable, healthy pups & kittens; playful and
affectionate & in DESPERATE NEED OF NEW
HOMES!! All pets will be spayed/neutered when
adopted. Please stop by the Humane Society at 1007
Tenth St. Tues. Sat. between 10am & 4pm. You
may also call 227-1103 & ask for Melody!

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When your cross seen
heavy, in your mind there
Talk to God, read His
you know Jesus you have
Thank Him for the Bil
reveals the true light.
The sword of the Spiri
error to flight.
Whenever your cross
heavy and trials are pres
I believe it is the Mast
to polish His precious sto
It takes some friction
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If problems arise and
to doubt, read the Word
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L Actually, it wasn't too long ago. Before
you say, "So what?" let me say, I haven't
met many Christians. I have met many
as most who professed to be Christians, but a
Sis no few minutes in their presence told me
they weren't the real thing. We're told in
Word, if scripture that God looks at the heart. The.
e some words from a person's mouth, and their
actions and lifestyles, quickly reveal what is
ble, it in their heart.
The person that I met recently does not
it puts attend church regularly. Why? Because
he has been hurt by too many churches
is most and self-serving church leaders that he
sing you has given up on church. I'm sure there are
many like him., The churches with all the
ter, trying big buildings and all the programs, and
one more. all the expenses, have driven many real
to polish Christians away. Christian churches should
be teaching what Jesus taught.. .
ith a If you saw this person on the street, you
shes them. would probably look down at him and give
cause you him plenty of distance. He doesn't look
and pray. like a movie star or even a charismatic
God is leader, but I can tell you that he is a far
stones better Christian than most of those who
are in church three or more times a week.
The difference is, he is living for God, not
Billy Johnson himself. He is living to glorify God, not a

building or a congregation.
Churches should teach the reasons
for going to church. It is not to make the
church bigger and more glamorous or to
bring in more money. Two reasons are
found in Hebrews 10:24-25:
"And let us consider one another in
order to stir up love and good works, not
forsaking the assembling of ourselves
together, as is the manner of some, but
exhorting one another, and so much the
more, as you see the Day approaching."
Here are the two reasons, "to stir up
love 'and good works" and "exhorting one
another." You can't do this if you aren't in
fellowship in a local body of believers.
Notice that the word, Day, is capitalized.
That means it is referring to the Day when
our Lord will separate His sheep from the
goats. Another term for this is the rapture.
If you are still living for yourself, you will
be left behind, no matter how beautiful
your church building is or how many
people attend or what you have done in
Another reason to attend church
regularly is found in 1 Corinthians 14:26:
"How is it then, brethren? Whenever
you come together, each of you has a

psalm, has a teaching, has a tongue, has
a revelation, has an interpretation. Let all
things be done for edification."
The communication in church should
be more than one way. Each one has
something to contribute, and I don't mean
just money. If you have been hurt by
, churches or church people, it will be worth
your while to keep looking.
At the Mexico Beach Christian Worship
Center, we don't pass an offering plate
or bag in front of your nose. There is a
container at the back of the church. No one
sees what you do or don't put in. And we
never plead for money. Plan to
out this Sunday! Our services begin with
a time of greeting and fellowship at
9:30 a.m. CT on Sunday. Worship begins
at 9:45 a.m. After the service, we have a
potluck fellowship luncheon. We worship
at the Mexico Beach Civic Center,
105 N. 31st St., behind the Beach Walk gift
shop and Parker Realty, just off U.S. 98 in
Mexico Beach.
God Bless,
Pastor Tim Morrill
Mexico Beach Christian Worship Center


Revival Services
at Victory Temple
Victory Temple First Born Holiness
Church, located at 315 Martin Luther
King Jr. Blvd. in Port St. Joe, will hold
Revival Services at 7:30 p.m. nightly
May 4-8.
The, theme is "Women Coming out
Preaching the Gospel."
Monday night speakers will be evange-
list Sharlett Gathers and Sister Evalina
Tuesday night the speaker will be mis-
sionary Sandra Bell.
Wednesday night the speaker will be
missionary Barbara Watts.
Thursday night the speaker will be
Deaconess Beverly Ash.
Friday night's speakers will be mis-
sionary Marilyn Bolden and Sister Iris
Bolden Gathers.
Pastor Charles Gathers and Assistant
Pastor Elder Willie Ash is extending an
invitation to come worship each night.
Come and be blessed.

Taunton's Children's Home
benefit yard sale
New Harvest Fellowship Assembly of
God Church in Wewahitchka will hold a
yard sale ito benefit the Taunton's Chil-
dren's Home from 8 a.m. until noon CT on
Saturday, May 2.
The church is located at 1800 N. High-
way 71 in Wewahitchka.
Anyone with items you would like to do-
nate, please drop them off at the church.
We will have a wide variety of items.
For more information, contact Fay Gib:
son at 832-7953.

First United Methodist Church
Blessing of the Bikes
You are invited to join us at 9 a.m. ET
under the sails, for a special Worship
Service with the Blessing of the Bikes.
We know how what a beautiful drive it is
along the bay and how much more won-
derful it can be on the back of a bike. Ev-

eryone is welcome to this casual, informal
service overlooking the bay. Operators of
cars, trucks, SUVs and boats are invited
as well. Come and join us for a wonderful
day as we worship God arid pray for bik-
ers everywhere. Coffee, bottled water and
refreshments will be available. For more
information, please call the church office
at 227-1724.

Victory Temple
bake and yard sale
The Victory Temple Church Youth
Department will be hosting a Bake and
Yard Sale beginning at 7 a.m. Saturday,
May 2. The church is located at 315 Martin
Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Victory Temple
anniversary service
On behalf of Pastor and First Lady
Elder Charles and Evangelist Sharlett
Gathers, the members of Victory Temple
Holiness Church would like to invite the
public to the Annual Anniversary Service
in honor of our assistant Pastor Elder Wil-
lie Ash Jr. The service will be held begiin-
hing at 7 p.m. ET on Friday, May 22, and
will end at 6 p.m. ET on Sunday, May 24.
A service will also be held at 6 p.m. ET on
Come help us be a blessing to this man'
of God.
Victory Temple is located at 315 Martin
Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Zion Fair sale and fish fry
Come one, come all. There will be a
gigantic sale and fish fry beginning at
8 a.m. Saturday, May 2, at Zion Fair
Missionary Baptist Church, located at
280 Avenue C.
There will be something for everyone.
The menu for the fish dinner will be
fresh fried mullet, coleslaw, baked beans
and bread for $6, with drinks 50 cents
Orders can be called in at 227-1361 or
dine in.

May the month of M's: May
Day, Mother's Day, Memorial Day
There are many days of
celebration in the church calendar
each year. Many go back to biblical
times, and others have been added
over the years.
The most anticipated and joyous
is, of course, the Season of Advent
and the birth of Jesus in December.
Then comes Holy Week, which
just passed, with Palm Sunday,
Maundy Thursday, Good Friday
and finally Easter Sunday when we
celebrate the risen Lord and look
forward to the rest of the year.
This brings us to the month of
May Day is Friday, May 1.
Many countries observe it as a
celebration much more than we do
in America.
Mother's Day is May 10, on
Sunday. This is the day that touches
every one of us. Next to God's love
is a mother's love for her child, so
make that call, mail that card and
make your mother's day.
May 25 is Memorial Day. On this
holiday, we tend to look back and
mourn those we have lost and feel
a little let down and melancholy.
In reality, a memorial service is
a celebration of the person lost,
but more than that it becomes an
opportunity for us, who go on, to
turn out thoughts of all the happy
memories we have and walk in
God's grace every day..
We, the Presbyterian
congregation at First Presbyterian

Church in Port St. Joe, share
our Minister Ruth Hempel with
the Presbyterian Church in
Wewahitchka, They have service
there every Sunday at 11 a.m.
Our churches have a Fifth Sunday
Sing-a-Long. This month of May,
having five Sundays, allows
another "M" (music) to our
schedule for May. We alternate
co-hosting, and on Sunday, May 31,
we travel to Wewahitchka for an
evening of fun, food, fellowship and
The perfect match.
We are in a temporary
construction zone here in Port St.
.Joe, but come to the dead end of
Woodward or to Sixteenth Street on
Long Avenue, turn east a couple of
blocks, and you're here.
We have regular Sunday service
at 10 a.m. Open Communion is
always the first Sunday of the
month. Our services are followed
by a Fellowship hour and a co-ed
Sunday School class.
We have an active Women's
Group which meets at 10 a.m. the
first Monday each month at the
We invite everyone to come and
worship at 508 Sixteenth Street in
Port St. Joe.
We have an answering service at
church (227-1756). You can call and
leave a message, and we'll get back
to you.
Thanks to the Star and staff for
enabling us to get our message out
to the community. We appreciate it.

1 Odfi" e Mw aecf
111 North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Sunday Worship Services:
8:30 a.m. Traditional Worship
9:45 a.m CST Bible Study
S 11:00 a.m. Contemporary Worship
Open Hearts. Open minds. Open doors.
lie people of Mexico Blea ULited Methodist (hrch
Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor Church/Office: 648-8820,

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

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

Constitution andMonument Port St. Joe
(850) 227-1724

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

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

A Spirit Filled
Outreach Oriented
Word of Faith Church

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

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

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Michael Rogers Pastor
9:45 AM ............................................. Sunday School
10:30 AM ..................................... Fellowship Breakfast
11:00 AM ........................................... W orship
6:00 PM .................................. .................. W worship
801 20th Street POrt St. Joe 229-6707
Home of Faith Christian School

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Mr. James O. Barmore,
67, of Wewahitchka,
passed away Monday
morning, April 27, 2009,
at his home.
Born in Marietta, Ga.,
he had been a resident
of the Panama City and
Wewahitchka areas,
the past five years in
Wewahitchka. John had
served in the U. S. Navy.
Survivors include his

mother, Sarah Elizabeth
McDaniel of Marietta,
Ga.; his longtime friend
and compafiion, Margie O.
Smith and her sons, Larry
and Sam Redding; two
sons; one daughter; and
several half-brothers and
Cremation is scheduled.
Local services are
provided by Comforter
Funeral Home.


A leatherback sea turtle digs a nest on a Florida beach while a young boy practices responsible beach
behavior by not disturbing the female's nesting patterns. The leatherback is the largest living turtle,
reaching a weight of 1,500 pounds in some cases.

'We can all help sea turtles'

It's lights out

for nesting


Sea turtle nesting season has
begun on Florida's beaches, which
means beach residents and visitors
need to follow a few precautions to
ensure a successful season..
Lights along the beach should
be managed to prevent disorient-
ing a female that comes ashore at
night, according to biologists with
the Florida Fish and Wildlife Con-
servation Commission. To do this,
lights that are needed for human
safety should be shielded so they
are not visible from the beach or
turned off when not needed. The
instincts of the ancient sea crea-
ture tell her to proceed toward the
brighter horizon over the ocean.
Bright lights onthe landward side
'of the beach can confuse.the nest-
ing sea turtle and the hatchlings
that emerge from the nest. Lights
on the beach can lead them away
'from the ocean.
"Just one light can kill thousands
of turtles over several years," said
Dr. Robbin Trindell, a biologist with
the FWC. "Many lights burn all
night without contributing to hu-'
man safety."
Five species of sea turtles nest
on Florida beaches, with the log-
gerhead showing up in the largest
numbers. Green and leatherback

For wildlife-friendly lighting

sea turtles also nest in the Sunshine
State. Two other species, Kemp's
Ridley and hawksbill sea turtles,
nest infrequently in Florida but in-
habit Florida waters. The FWC lists
the loggerhead as a threatened spe-
cies; the other four are listed as en-
Nearly 90 percent of the log-
gerhead population that nests in
the southeastern U.S. does so on
Florida's beaches. Thispopulation
is one of only two large loggerhead
nesting populations worldwide. Sea
turtles are air-breathing reptiles
well-suited for sea life with a hy-
drodynamic-shaped shell and large,
powerful front flippers. These phys-
ical characteristics enable them
to dive deep into the ocean and to
swim long distances.
Female loggerhead turtles begin
coming ashore in the spring, with
peak months for laying eggs in June
and July. The nesting female digs a
hole with.her hind flippers and then
lays approximately 115 eggs. After
covering the nest with sand, the'
massive creature, weighing from
150 to 300 pounds, makes her way
back to the ocean. A female might

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S,508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
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come ashore. two to five times dur-
ing the nesting season. Amazingly,
females come back to the same
beach where they hatched decades
earlier. The males, once they make
the long crawl after hatching out of
the egg, never return to land.
Late in the summer, after an in-
cubation of 55 to 70 days, the hatch-
linigs begin breaking out of their
shells. Up to 100 hatchlings wait be-
low the sand surface until darkness,
when they emerge together and
crawl out of the nest. Instinct tells
the 1- to 2-inch hatchling to head
toward the brightest horizon and
away.from dark silhouettes. In days
long gone in Florida, the brightest
horizon shone over the ocean, and
the hatchlings would move, away
from the shadows on the dunes and
begin the crawl to the sea.
In modern-day Florida, hatch-
lings must crawl through a battle-
field of debris left by humans. Fur-
niture discarded by lazy beachgo-
ers can obstruct a nesting female
turtle or become a trap for the
Avoiding firework leftovers
strewn along the hatchling's path
can cause exhaustion and delay in
getting to the water. If a hatchling
is stranded on the beach when the
sun rises, its chance for survival di-
minishes, and dehydration and sun
exposure become hazards.
"We can all help sea turtles sur-
vive," Trindell said. "If we just take
personal responsibility, we can go a
long wayto ensure the sea turtle co-
exists with us for many more years
to come."

First Baptist Church'
Jerome Barnes, Interim Pastor
SBuddy 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'

Please come and meet our new
Rector Father Tommy Dwyer!
8:00 and 11:00 a.m. (EST) -Sunday School 9:45
Child Care Provided for at 11:00

John Anema, age 75,
of Mexico Beach, passed
away Friday, April 24, 2009.
He was preceded in death
by his wife, Patricia, and
his parents.
He is survived by
his brothers, Raymond
(Althea) Anema, Samuel
(Donna) Anema, James
(Susan) Anema; his sister,
Clarice (Charles) Uken;
dear friends Ina Morbitzer
and Brenda Johnson; and
many nieces and nephews.
John was raised in
Randolph, Wis., lived in
Beaver Dam with his wife

Patricia and retired to
Mexico Beach. We know he
will be greatly missed by
his friends here.
A memorial service was
held Wednesday, April 29,
at 2 p.m. CDT at the First
United Methodist Church
on 22nd Street in Mexico
Memorial donations
may be made to Hospice
of the Emerald Coast,
700 West 23rd St., Suite 59,
Panama City, FL 32405.
Local services were
provided by the Comforter
Funeral Home.

Thank YOU

Thank you
The family of Roy Lee and Willie Mae Williams would like to
thank everyone for showing their love and support for the loss of
our home due to fire. We are so grateful for your help and hope
you know what a greatjob you all have done. Your thoughtfulness
made our days a little brighter and our problems seem a whole lot
smaller. Thank you for the love gifts, your kindness, and your
generosity. There are no words to express the depth of our
gratitude. You all have made our new home comfortable. We
truly appreciate each of you. May God bless you all..
Roy Lee & Willie Mae Williams and Family.

The Catholic Church,
of 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 NHwy 71 Wewahitchka, FL
Sunday Mass.... ...................................... 11:00 am (CT)
Cape San Bias Mission
1500 ft from State Park entrance at Cape San Bias
Saturday M ass:.. .......................................................... 6:00 pm (ET)

S .Nursery provided for all services

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 9:0'0 a.m. (all ages)
Wednesday Prayer and-Bible Study at 6:30 p.m.
Please note, all times central!
Reverend Eddie LaFountain

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

Morning Prayer & Holy Communion
Sunday............... :00 a.m.
The Rev. David Mans, Priest
Services being held at the United Pentecostal Church
309 6th Street Port St Joe, FL
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School News

Thursday, April 30, 2009

MaryKate Wood and Jade Cothran try their hands
at washing clothes at the Panhandle Pioneer

FCS students go to school frontier style at the
pioneer settlement in Blountstown. Abagail, pay
attention to the teacher.

Last Monday, April 20,
the subject of the FCS cha-
pel program was self-de-
fense from a Christian
perspective. Pastor Ralph
Barwick, who teaches self-
defense class in Tang Soo
Do, introduced his teacher,
Donny Meadows, a sev-
enth-degree black belt.
Mr. Meadows is origi-
nally from Texas, but cur-
rently resides in West
Virginia where he teaches
Tang Soo Do. Mr. Mead-
ows is part of a mission-
ary organization called
Heaven Sent, which sends
food and supplies to needy
people around the world.
Faith Christian students
Marcel Duarte, Reid Ken-

By Stratton Miniat
SThe Odyssey of the
Mind team headed to
Iowa to compete in the
World Finals needs your
support. Please watch for
events/fundraisers in the
next few weeks. The trip
is costly but the payoff will

Port St. Joe sixth-
graders receive gift
of thanks.
Sixth-graders at Port St.
Joe Middle School were
surprised on Monday to
receive a prestigious dis-
tinction when Lt. Col. Ty
Edwards awarded them
an American flag that had
flown over Forward Oper-
ating Base Bostick in the
Nuristan Province of Af-
ghanistan on Feb. 25.
Lt. Col. Edwards, the
husband of former Port
St. Joe resident Anna Bi-
etenholz, was critically
wounded in Afghanistan
in October while leading
a military caravan carry-
ing supplies to an outpost.
While in Afghanistan, he
had been active in efforts

nedy, Kyle Bouington and
MaryKate Wood, who take
Tang Soo Do classes from
Pastor Ralph, demon-
strated various moves and
Mr. Meadows, with his
son Jabe, Pastor Ralph
and Pastor Ralph's wife,
Lori, demonstrated to the
assembly various ways to
escape an assailant's grip.
Even some of the students,
called up from the audi-
ence, were able to break
free following Mr. Mead-
ows' instructions. Another
impressive demonstration
was board breaking with
power punches and kicks.
Miss Mandy Cothran broke
a board with her hand after

be phenomenal.
The Yearbook is sell-
ing baby ads and the final
day to buy one is Friday,
May 1.
Senior Trip: All se-
niors going on the Se-
nior Trip will be leaving
Port St. Joe High School

to collect school supplies
for Afghanistan's chil-
A Blountstown native,
Lt. Col. Edwards has been
foremost in the thoughts
of the middle school stu-
dent in Mrs. Pat Lowrey's
class since the day she re-
ceived a disturbing phone
call at school about his in-
jury. Students began pray-
ing for his recovery and
decided to writer letters
of well-wishes to him. Be-
cause it was the birthday
of the Marine Corps, each
student ended his or her
letter with the congratu-
latory Marine greeting,
"Happy Birthday, Marine."
Many students indi-
cated to him that they are
counting on his recovery
so that he will be able to
speak at their Veterans

Mr. Donny Meadows puts FCS students MaryKate
Wood, Kyle Bouington, Reid Kennedy and Marcel
Duarte through various Tang Soo Do moves.

the assembly, and it was
her first try, ever.
Mr. Meadows teaches
that if we are able, we
should prepare ourselves
and be knowledgeable
about how to react should a
dangerous situation arise.
The Bible teaches us that
the horse is prepared for
battle, but victory is from
the Lord. We want to thank
Mr. Meadows and Pastor

around 6 a.m. May 1 for
Orlando, Florida. They
will arrive back at Port
St. Joe High School at
10 p.m. May 2.
Football: It's that
time again--Spring Foot-
ball practice begins Fri-
day May 1. If you plan
to play, you must have a
physical and a parent per-'
mission slip on file with
Coach Barth. Any Football
Player not playing this
spring will not be allowed
to come out this fall! You
need to bring shorts and
T-shirts for the first three

Ralph for an instructional
and entertaining chapel
program, and for inspiring
us to remember that ulti-
mately, our safety is from
the Lord.
Remember that if you
have not registered your
child for next year, please
do so as soon as possible
as this facilitates ordering
books at reduced rates and
planning schedules.

days. See Coach Vern
Barth for details.
NJROTC has a field
trip planned to Arnold
High School Tuesday, May
*NHS is initiating new
members May 6. To all
new and old members,
Sara Hiscock says these
words of wisdom, "Keep
your grades high, your
hopes higher."
*Arts Academy is hav-
ing a show the evening
of May 12; all people are
invited to attend-stay
tuned for further details.

Day assembly before they companying certificate
graduate. They continue of authenticity and a per-
to' ask for updates on his sonal letter from Lt. Col.
condition via the Caring Edwards expressing his
Bridge internet website. appreciation to them for
He is undergoing physical their concern. He conclud-
therapy for his injuries at ed his letter saying, "When
James A. Haley Veterans you see this flag, and every
Hospital in Tampa. American flag, remember
These students were what a great country we
called to the flagpole in live in and how important
front of the school to re- it is to cherish our free-
ceive the flag with its ac- dom."

Career Week was a spe-
cial time for Port St. Joe
Elementary School. We
had numerous visitors and
speakers that time to share
with our students. Special
thanks go to the Martial
Arts of Port St. Joe, K-9
group from the Gulf County
Sheriff's Office, Britt Dean,
Marine Biologist, Mrs. Nel-
son-actress, Tony Lee, Fish
and Wildlife Department,
Karen Odom-local artist,
Lulu Gainnie, cake deco-
rating, and Robert Ramsey,
military representative.
These people spent time in
preparation and took time
out of their busy schedule
to be with us. We truly ap-
preciate it!!!
It is Spring Book Fair
time and our Library will
be hosting Spring Book
Fair starting May 4th-May
8tA. Family Night at the
Fair will be Monday, May
4 from 4-6 p.m. Pizza and
drinks will be served. Par-
ents and students please
attend and remember it
is "buy one book and get
one free". Hope to see you
May is almost here and
we still have four weeks of
school to go. Please make
sure you are here and do
not miss unless it is a must.
These last weeks you are
preparing for the next
grade level you will attend.
It is a very important time
to be at school.
If you are a parent of
a Kindergarten student
please make note that your
student will NOT attend
school on May 8. This is
the time of year when we
register all entering kinder-
garteners for the 2009-2010
school year and the teach-
ers will be busy with that
process. Should you have
any questions please feel
free to contact our school
Summer is approaching
and we will be offering a
Summer Enrichment Camp
for all students' grades 1st-
5th. This camp will be three
days a week, four hours a
day. Breakfast and Lunch
will be served to all students
who 'attend. It will start
on June 8 and run for four
weeks. If you are interested
please contact Mrs. Jo Cle-
ments at 227-1221 for more

Important:Dates to Re-
May 4-Spring Book Fain
begins Family Night at 4-6

Week No. 12
Answers are:
Inca civilizations
were concentrated on
what continent? South
In the northern
hemisphere, in what
month is the autumnal
equinox? September
What animal
classification is a
turtle?. Reptile
What is the largest
South American
country by area?,
On what continent
is the chimpanzee's
natural habitat? Africa
to this week's
winners: they are
Mary Rogers, and
Kayla Underwood.
We. appreciate the
interaction you provide
to our students. It is
fun to learn together!!!!
Week No. 13
Questions are:
Warsaw is the
capital of Poland.
Their flag has two
colors. What are
SWhat is the capital
of Italy?
How many galaxies
are there in the Milky
What is the
distance across a circle
How many judges
are on the Supreme
Questionssubmitted '
by: 5th grader Shaye
Please email your
responses to: cwiHis@

May 5-Teacher Apprecia-
tion Day and SAC Commit-
tee at 5:30 p.m.
May 7-Bridges program
to Gulf World
May 8-Kindergarden
Registration for school year
No regular Kindergar-
teners will attend school on
that day
May 9-Spring Carnival 11
a.m.-2 p.m.
May 12-Volunteer Ap-
preciation Social & K and
4th grade mentors to Gulf
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Destiny. McLemore wearing a hat encouraging people to "Go Green"
by recycling, Daniel Bozeman wearing "tree" hat made of all natural
materials, and Samantha Lanier in her weird, wild wacky hat resembling
a plate of nachos.

The Wewahitchka El-
ementary School PTO
recently sponsored an
unusual fund raiser. Or-
dinarily, wearing hats in
the classroom is against,
schoolpolicy but thatrule
was bent a bit on April 17.
Students purchased spe-

cial licenses for the right sage, and the one that
to wear a.hat in the class- was simply the wildest,
room. Students were en- weirdest and wackiest.
courage to design their The judges had quite a
own hats. Prizes were task before them as there
given for the most cre- were so many clever en-
ative materials, the hat tries. The project was not
that was most effective in only very successful but
relaying a pertinent mes- lots of fun, too!


Odyssey of
After nine years of com-
peting against very creative
Odyssey of the Mind teams,
winning regional competi-
tion every time, and placing
in state competition twice
- This year the Port St.
Joe High School Odyssey of
the Mind Team coached by
Carla May brought home
the first place trophy, and
will represent our school,
our town, and The Emerald
Coast Odyssey of the Mind
Region at the World Finals
Competition that ill be
held at Iowa State Univer-
sity, May 27-30.
This past weekend the
team held a community
wide yard sale at the First
Baptist Church parking lot.
The team raised $809 to-
ward their $10,000 goal for
their trip to World Finals.
The team is also sell-
ing raffle tickets for over
20 items valued from $15 to
$500 dollars. The Raffle in-
cludes: $500 worth of dental
services from Frank D. May,
DMD, a stainless steel cook-
er made by Tommy Knox's
PSJHS Welding Class, a
Complete Energy Home
Inspection, $200 Value from
Kenny Strange Electric, an
Orion stainless steel cooker
from St. Joe Ace Hardware,
a $149 Value, 1 Night in the
Presidential Suite (if avail-
able) at The Port Inn, a
Thirsty Goat hat, T-shirt and
a $25 Bar Tab at The Thirsty
Goat, a $100 gift certificate
from Indian Pass Raw Bar,
$100 worth of bait from Raf-
fields Fisheries, a gift certif-
icate from Petals by the Bay,
two Haircuts from Debbie
Butler at Active Styles, val-
ued at $15 each, 10 pounds of
shrimp from Wood's Fisher-
ies Inc., a $50 Gift Certificate
from Sunset Coastal Grill, a
Facial from Donamelia Day
Spa, a $65 Value, two six-
month gym memberships
from Coastal Fitness, a $75
Gift Certificate to Portside
Trading Co., a Spa Pedicure
and Manicuie, 100 minutes
in a Tanning Bed, and one
month free tanning from

the Mind plans for finals

Sassy Nails, a $35 gift certifi-
cate from Bow Wow Meow
Beach, a $25 gift certificate
from Joe Mama's Pizza and
a gift certificate for Pest
Control, valued at $150 from
Bo Knows Pest Control.
There will be 22 winners
to the raffle, and the tick-
ets are now on sale for $10
per ticket. Please support
your Odyssey of the Mind
team by purchasing a raffle
ticket. 22 Raffle winners will
be drawn on Friday, May 22.
We will notify the winners
by phone, and mail the win-
ning certificates. 'Thanks
for helping our team go to
World! Tickets are avail-
able at the dental office of
Dr. Frank D. May, and from
any Odyssey of the Mind
team member or parent of a
team member.
The Odyssey of the Mind
will also, present "A Night
of OM Dinner Theatre"
on Thursday, May 7 begin-
ning at 7 p.m. in the Port
St. Joe High School Com-
mons Area. The Elemen-
tary School and High School
Odyssey of the Mind teams
will present their long term
problems, and we will serve
homemade BBQ sandwich-
es, chips, tea, and dessert.
Tickets will be available at
the door for a $10 donation
to Odyssey of the Mind.
The teams will also auc-
tion two homemade quilts,
during the event. Don't miss
your chance to -see "Ste-
vie." the Robocoon in action
and support Odyssey of the
The team is also planning
a Bake Sale, and bagging for
tips at Duren's Piggly Wig-
gly on Saturday, May 9 from
9 a.m. until noon. The team
has lined up some terrific
baked good donations for
sell, so plan now to pick up
your homemade cake or pie
for Mother's Day, Saturday,
May 9 and support your lo-
cal OM team!
This Award winning team
is comprised of seven mem-
bers: Jesse Raffield, Doug-
las May, Heather Strange,

Jon Endres, Sara Hoffman,
Erica Protsman and Katie
The team solved the
Long Term Mechanical
Problem- Teach Yer Crea-
ture. The team created and
presented a humorous per-
formance that included an
Animal Creature that is a
mechanical robot. The robot
animalperformed 5 different
actions, some of which were
taught by a Creature Teach-
er. The team was judged on
the creative use of trash in
scenery and the backdrop
for their solution.
Jesse Raffield, a member
of this team for nine years,
won the Ranatra Fusca Cre-
ativity Award which is the
highest award given in Odys-
sey of the Mind. Jesse won
this award for creating, and
engineering a robotic com-
mand system for the Rac-
coon in the Team's Problem
solution This "Robocoon"
worked off an experimental
drive circuit that used the
raw power of pennies. The
judges were astounded by
Jesse's visionary design of
both the electrical and me-
chanical components of the
In a nutshell, Odyssey of
the Mind is a creative prob-
lem-solving competition for
students of all ages. Teams
of students select a prob-
lem, create a solution, and
then present their solution
in a competition against oth-
er teams in the same prob-
lem and division. The teams
also must solve a verbal or
hand-on spontaneous prob-
lem at competition.
Coach May's Odyssey
of the Mind team will need
to raise over $10,000 to go
to World Finals., We have
received over $1,500 from
donations from local busi-
nesses, families and friends.
If you wish to join this group
of generous individuals and
businesses in .supporting
this year's award winning
team, please call Carla IMay
at 850-227-2008, or e-mail-her

Front Row: Kyndell Moore, Andrew Harcus, Khayyon Zacarro, Michael
Sherhill, Austin Ard
Middle Row: Bryce Thomas, Jarrett Browning, AJ Brake, Claude, Thomas,
Burke Godwin.
Back Row: Johnny Jones, Jairus Spires, Umstead Sanders, Jacorian
Callaway, Connie Huff.


Kindergarten Registration
Port St. Joe Elementary
Kindergarten registration will be held
at P9rt St. Joe Elementary School on Fri-
day, May 8, from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. ET.
Parents should bring their child to the Kin-
dergarten building along with a.copy of the
birth certificate, the Social Security card,
proof of immunizations (blue card), and
proof of a Florida physical within the last
12 months. Children must be 5 years old
on or before Sept. 1, 2009 in order to regis-
ter for Kindergarten. Registration forms
may be picked up in the school office prior
to May 8. For more information call-Port

St. Joe Elementary School at 227-1221.

Wewahitchka Elementary
Kindergarten round-up takes place from
8:30 a.m. to 1:30' p.m. CT, May 1 at Wewahi-
tchka Elementary School. Bring birth cer-
tificate, Social Security card, shot record on
blue card'frdm Gulf County Health Depart-
ment and a physical. These items are need-
ed before the student can enter school:
The student must be 5 years old on or
before Sept. 1, 2009. Only the parent or
guardian of the child may register him/her
for kindergarten. Contact Ashley David-
son at Wewahitchka Elementary School
(639-5377) with questions.

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Thursday, April 30, 2009

Taw Enforcement

Local businesses

sponsor cleanup

of St. Joseph Bay

Local businesses are
banding together to tackle
litter in St. Joseph Bay as
part of the National River
Cleanup 2009. Three lo-
cal outfitters will offer
free kayak rentals to re-
sponsible adults and their
families who wish to par-
ticipate in the cleanup on
Saturday, May 9, between
9 a.m. and noon ET.
"These businesses are
dedicated to protecting
St. Joseph Bay because a
"healthy community starts
with a healthy waterfront.
Our volunteers are ex-
cited to pitch in because a
cleaner bay is a healthier
bay," said Debbie VanV-
leet, owner/operator of
Happy Ours Kayak & Ca-
noe Outpost.
National River Clean-
up, sponsored by Ameri-
can Rivers, is a series of
community-based water-
way cleanup happening
nationwide. This popular
annual event raises public
awareness of the magni-
tude of trash accumulating
in our nation's waterways.
Port St. Joe will be partici-
pating along with tens of
thousands of volunteers
taking part in hundreds
of cleanup across the
country to remove trash
from local rivers and
other important bodies of
Water. Learn more about
National River Cleanup
at www.AmericanRivers.
"St. Joseph Bay is so
important to our commu-
nity that we've got to take
every opportunity we can
to protect it, for us and for
future generations. Keep-

ing it clean is one way that
citizens can do their part
for the pristine waters we
all love,",said VanVleet.
"It's thrilling to see
so many people across
the nation pitching in to
protect their local water-
ways," said Rebecca Wod-
der, President of American
Rivers, the organization
that sponsors National
River Cleanup. "We ap-
plaud the work of Port St.
Joe not just for speaking
out for St. Joseph Bay, but
for taking action to keep it
The Sixth Annual St.
Joseph Bay Cleanup and
Kayak Festival is spon-
sored by Happy Ours Kay-
ak & Canoe Outpost (229-
1991), Scallop Cove BP
(227-1573), and Seahorse
Water Safaris (227-1099).
Please contact them for
information and reserva-
A limited supply of col-
lection bags are available,
or you may bring your
own trash bags. Water
shoes and gloves are rec-
ommended. Participants
must provide a valid VISA
or MasterCard as security
against loss of or damage
to "free" rental equipment.
Adults (18 and over) must
sign a .waiver of liability
for themselves and their
minor children. Minors
must be supervised by an
adult at all times.
For more information
on waterway cleanup
happening throughout the
watershed, around the
state or across the coun-
try, visit: www.American\cleanup.

Special to lhe Star


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Special to The Star
Ernie Cabrera of Atlanta, Ga., caught a 38-inch redfish while vacationing at Indian Pass this week.
The fish was caught in the'area across from St. Vincent's Island. Cabrera said that he was fishing from the
beach with just a shrimp when this huge fish took his bait.
It took some time for Cabrera to land this fish and made his vacation day!
The fish is happy and swimming in the Pass right now, as he let it go.

Michael Lister brings workshop on love to The Tupelo

Do you want to truly
love your life? You can!
The key to having the
life you want, the life your
soul craves, is love. Love is
the key to abundant, fulfill-
ing life. In this three-part
workshop, Michael Lister
teaches and facilitates
discussions on love. The

foundation of the class is
that God is love. Begin-
ning here, then building,
the class will focus on
how everyone can have
the life they want through
love. The class will also
examine the most com-
mon obstacles to love and
abundant life, and love's

biggest enemies fear and
unforgiveness. The class is
open to the public. Every-
one is invited to come and
share. Love Life will take
place three Thursdays in
May- May 7, 14, and 21 at 6
p.m. CT. For more informa-
tion, go to wwwTheTupelo.
com or call 628-6028.



Special to The Star

Humane Society board

recognizes staff

On April 13, board
members and volunteers
from the St. Joseph Bay
Humane Society~gathered
to honor Cindy White'for
her 11 years of service to
the Humane Society.
Cindy has served as
treasurer of the board
and an active volunteer,
even before the society
received its' charter.
Cindy's position on the

board will be filled by Al
Sharon Griffith is
another new member of
the board, specializing in
grants and finances.
SAlso receiving service
awards, but not present,
were-Carolyn and Leon

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From staff reports,

Youth Enrichment
The Gulf County Commu-
nity Development Corpora-
tion and People Helping Peo-
ple of Gulf County announces
Fnm Day, a youth enrichment
program to be held from 11
a.m. until 4 p.m. ET on Sat-
urday, May 16 at the Wash-
ington Gym, Nathan Peters
Park and Tennis Court.
Join us for games, free
food and fun.
Call 229-1477 for informa-

Tunes around
the Tiki Hut
STriple Tails and the Grow-
ing Minds Center for Autism
will hold a fund-raising event
from 3-11 p.m. ET on Satur-
day, May 9 at Triple Tails, lo-,
cated at 2413 County C-30 in
Simmons Bayou.
Sit back and enjoy the live
music from Buddy Hamm,
Randy Stark, Gage Blevins
and Joe "Hound Dog"
Hutchinson and, debuting at
8:30 p.m., Broken Silence, a
Port St. Joe band releasing
their debut album "Between
the Lines" this year.
There will be a cash bar,
the Triple Tails Tiki Hut
menu, "local celebrity" oys-
ter shuckers and a raffle.

Proceeds and donations'
benefit the children of the
Growing Minds Center for
Autism, a non-profit center
in Port St. Joe.

Sharks and Chablis
Fabulous Fundraiser
for marine lab
Support the Gulf Spe'ci-
men Marine Laboratory in
Panacea by purchasing a
ticket-to the Sharks and Cha-
blis Fabulous Fbndraiser
which is on Sunday, May 17
from 4-7 p.m. EDT With the
purchase of a $25 ticket, you
can enjoy an evening of wine
tasting, a seafood buffet pro-
vided by the Seineyard Res-
taurant, and live music by
Sammy Tedder and Rick Ott.
There will also be a silent
You may purchase tickets
by calling 850-984-5297.
The non-profit fundrais-
der will be held at the Ma-
rine Laboratory in Pahacea.
From Highway 98, turn east
onto Rock Landing Road at
The Landings Restairant
and Motel and then left at
the Gulf Specimen sign.
Sponsors of this event in-
clude Capital City Bank, Jay
Landers, Seineyard Restau-
rant, Wakulla Bank, Prog-
ress Energy, Steve Brown,
The Inn at Wildwood, Sheriff
David Harvey, and Printing
on Demand.

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Lost Bag

A brown, nylon bag with a zippered compartment
and pouch on one side was recently lost by Port St. Joe
businessman Leo Kennedy of Kennedy Electric.
The bag contains appliance parts, test meters and
othei objects needed for Kennedy's work
If you find the bag, please call Kennedy at


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners will hold a public hearing to consider adoption of an
Ordinance with the following title:


*Complete Ordinance on file in the Clerk's Office*

The public hearing will be held during the Gulf County Board of County
Commissioner's Meeting on Tuesday, May 12, 2009 at 6:00 p.m. est. in the
County Commissioner's meeting room in the Robert M. Moore Administra-
tion Building, Gulf County Courthouse Complex, Port St. Joe, Florida.

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Thursday, April 30, 2009

By Roy Lee Carter
County Extension Director
Organic gardening dif-
fers from conventional
vegetable gardening in
several fundamental
aspects, and one of the
most significant differ-
ences is in the
area of fertiliza-
In this article I
will talk about how
they compare with
conventional gar-
den fertilizers.
The creation
and use of chemi- RO
cal fertilizers is CA
a fairly recent County
historical develop- dir
ment. For centu-
ries, before the invention
of chemical nutrient
compounds, gardeners
relied on natural, organic
fertilizers. These days,
some gardeners are re-
jecting chemical applica-
tions and turning back to
organic fertilizers.
Organic fertilizers are
natural materials which
provide plant nutrients
only after they decom-
pose sufficiently. On the
other hand, conventional
fertilizers are prepared
chemically from fossil
fuels. Even though these
materials are readily use-
able by plants. We pay a
high energy for them, and
their misuse may threat-
en our environment.
Organic fertilizers can
come from plants and
animals, or from natural
deposits of rocks and
minerals. Rock, sand
and shells are usually not
very easy to obtain. But
Where they are available,
they make good sources
of potash, phosphorus,
calcium, and magnesium
for organic gardens.
Phosphorus is natu-
rally available in rock
phosphate. Before it can
be used, rock phosphate
must be finely ground
and the impurities re-
moved. Rock phosphate
reacts slowly with the ac-
ids from decaying organic
matter. Therefore, you'll
probably see the greatest
benefit many seasons af-
ter you add it.
Potassium is widely
distributed in nature, oc-
curring in rocks, soils,
plant and animal tissues,
and water supplies.
For the organic gar-
dener, materials such
as wood ashes, tobacco
stems, seaweed, potash
salts, and ground rock
potash can be used alone,


or in combination with
other materials to yield
significant amounts of
potassium to the soil.
One of the biggest
advantages of suing or-
ganic fertilizers is that
they usually contain high
levels of many minor ele-
ments, in addition
to the three major
nutrients nitro-
gen, phosphorus,
and potassium.
For instance,
gypsum is rich
in calcium and
sulphur. Marl
LEE and limestone
TER are good sources
(tension of calcium. Do-
ctor lomite contains

large amounts of
calcium and magnesium.
And, basic slag is rich
in iron, calcium, manga-
nese, and magnesium.
Organic materials de-
rived from animals and
plants also can be good
sources of plant nutri-
Fish scraps and fish
meal, urea, and bone
meal can provide signifi-
cant amounts of nitrogen.
A soybean meal, in ad-
dition to the previously
mentioned tobacco stems
and seaweed, is another
source of improved fertil-
The biggest disad-'
vantage of using organic
fertilizer is that, for. the
most part, they aren't
readily available, and
they tend to vork very
slowly, releasing usable
nutrients to the soil only
after a long decomposing
Therefore, organic fer-
tilizers need to be added
to the garden plot at least
three weeks ahead of
planting time.
For more information
on organic fertilizers
contact your local garden
center or the Gulf County
Cooperative Extension
Service at 639-3200 or
229-2909. Or e-mail us at


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Big River Rider's qualify to go to State 4-H Horse Show

Here are the final results of the
Area A (District) 4-H Horse Show
Competition (see below). As we
told you earlier that 15 members
of the Big River Rider's 4-H Horse
Club participated in this event to
see who could qualify to go on to
State competition. All 15 members
worked hard and did a very good
job. Only 6 members qualified to

4-H Horse Club district
competition results L

Members of the Big River
Rider's 4-H Horse Club competed
at Area A (District) Competition
on April 17-18 in Marianna. The
Area A Event is where members
compete to go to state competi-
tion which is in Tampa in July.
Fifteen members competed in
a variety of events.Events were of
showmanship;hunter hack, con-
formation and speed events.
Junior-Intermediate Division
(8-13 years) placed as follows:
Jr/lnterm Western Show-
manship- 7th Place- Debra
BurdeshawJr/lnterm Hunter
Showmanship -4th Place- Tia
Roney Jr/Interm Pole Bending:lst
Place- Calvin Cuchens,4th Place
Tucker Smith, 5th Place Kai-
tlyn Baker, 6th Place Brooke
McMillian, 8th Place Tia Roney,
9th Place- Desiree Outlaw, 10th
Place -Robin Outlaw Jr/Interm
Barrel Race: 1st Place- Calvin
Cuchens, 2nd Place- Tucker
Smith, 5th Place- Kaitlyn Baker,
9th Place- Tia Roney Keyhole
-4th Place- Kaitlyn BakerStake
Race-4th Place Tucker Smith,
8th- Calvin Cuchens,10th Place
Kaitlyn BakerPony Hunter Un-
der Saddle -4th Place -Tia Roney

Senior Division (14-18yoa)
placed as follows:
Grade Gelding 4th Place
Alicia Allison Sr Pole Bending:
5th Place -Quentin Carter,
9th Place -Tony Elia, 10th Place
KatieJones Sr Barrel Race: 5th
Place- Trisha Davidson Keyhole:
6th Place -Quentin Carter, 9th
- KatieJones,lOth Place- Katie
Jones Stake Race: 5th Place
- Quentin Carter, 6th Place- Tri-
sha Davidson
We are nowwaiting onfinal re-
sults to knowwhrch members have
qualified for state competition.
We will announce our qualifiers as
soon as results are in.

go on to the State level.
Members in the Junior/Inter-
mediate Division were Kaitlyn
Baker, Calvin Cuchens, Tia.Roney
and Tucker Smith. Members in
the Senior Division were Quentin
Carter and Trisha Davidson. We
are so proud of the hard work of
these 6 competitors.
State competition is held July

9-11, 2009 in Tampa, Florida at the
State Fair Grounds.
As these competitors get ready
for the next step, Big River Rider's
4-H Horse Club will be working on
fundraisers to help offset expens-
es to go to state competition. We
appreciate everyone's continued
support of the Big River Rider's
4-H Horse Club.


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THEREOF. ALL OIL GAS Representative: right of way line, thencq VIOLA PITTS cial Circuit in and for Gulf bered RLS1999 on the GRP LOAN, LLC,
AND MINERAL RIGHTS Charles A. Costin Southeasterly along said Deceased. County, Florida, wherein South right of way line of Plaintiff,
RESERvED B i PREviOUS Florida Bar No. 699070 curving right of way line for WAKULLA BANK, a Florida Pleasapt Rest or East Bay
OWIJER A UTILIT, EASE- Post Office Box 98 an are distance of 105,47 File Number08-90PR banking corporation, is the Road; thence along said vs.
MENT RESERVED ALONG Port t. Joe, FL 32457 feet, said are having a Plaintiff, and JOHN 0. right, of way line,
9 ALL PROPERTY LINES 5 Telephone: (850) 227-1159 delta angle of 02 degrees NOTICE SMIT, JR; AND ALL UN- N8840'33"W, 19.87 feet to JOHN W. PACE; LINDA D.
1100 Legal Advertising FEET. April 23, 30, 2009 53' minutes 02 seconds, a OF ADMINISTRATION KNOWN PARTIES CLAIM- an iron rod and cap num- PACE; CITY OF PORT ST.
1110 Classified Notices radius of 2104.08 feet, a ING BY THROUGH, UN- bred RLS1999; thence JOE,
1120 Public Notices/ Any person claiming an in- 1 chord of 105.40 feet bear- The administration of the DER AND AGAINST THE along a line 20 feet West of Defendants.
Announcements terest in the surplus from IN THE CIRCUIT COURT ing South 21 degrees 04 estate of VIOLA PITTS, de- HEREIN NAMED INDIVID- and parallel with the East
1130- Adoptions the sale, if any, other than OF THE FJURTE minutes 38 seconds East ceased, hose date of UAL DEFENDANTS WHO line of the Northeast Quar- Case No.: 07-387
1150- Personals the property owner as of LIDA AND FO to the Point of Beginning. death was September 12, ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE ter (NE1/4) of said Section Division:
1160- Lost the date of the lis pend- UFLOR N A F 2006 and whose social se- DEAD OR ALIVE, -33, S00O21'47"W, 966.90
1170-Found ens, must file a claim C TY Property Address: 210 curity number is WHETHER SAID UN- feet; thence N8937'07"W, NOTICE OF SALE
r n within 60 days after the ATA ANK F OLD BAY CITY ROAD, ***-**-***, is pending in KNOWN PARTIES MAY 209.71 feet; thence
sale. FLAGSTAR BANK, S.B, WEWAHITCHKA, FLORIDA the Circuit Court for Gulf CLAIM AN INTEREST AS N8248'35"W, 66.47 feet;: Notice is hereby given
SPlaintiff 32465 County, Florida, Probate SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVI- thence S0022'53"W, that, pursuant to a Final
100 Dated this26th day of Division, the address of SEES, GRANTEES OR 298.78 feet to the POINT Judgment entered in the
1706S March, 2009. vs. Any person claiming an in- which. is .Gulf County OTHER CLAIMANTS; AND OF BEGINNING. Thence above-styled cause, in the
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT terest in the surplus from Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. GOLDI LOCKS, LLC, are continue S0022'53"W, Circuit Colut of Gulf
OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL Clerk of the Circuit Court DTEPHE atl the sale, if any, other than Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. the Defendants, the under- 114.00 feet;, thence County, Florida, I will sell
.CIRCUIT, IN ANDI FOR By: Jasmire Hysmith Defendant the property owner as of Joe, Florida 32456. The signed will sell to the high- N8937'07"W, 197.62 feet; the property situate in Gulf
GULF COUNTY FLORIDA Deputy Clerk A 081 A the date of the lis pendens names and addresses of est and best bidder for thence N05"46'08"E, County, Florida, described
GENERAL JURISDICTION CASE NO.08-1CA must file a claim within 60 the personal representa- cash at the front door of 114.51 'feet; thence as:
DIVISION IN ACCORDANCE WITH NIOTICEOF days after the sale. tive and the personal the Gulf County Court- S89"37'07"E, 186.86 feet to
THE AMERICANS WITH FORECLOSURE SALE representative's attorney house, 1000 Cecil G. the Point of Beginning. Land referred to in this
CITIMORTGAGE, INC. .DISABILITIES ACT, per- REBECCA L. NORRIS are set forth below. Costin, Sr. Boulevard, Port Said lands containing 0.50 commitment is described
SUCCESSOR BY sons with disabilities need- NOTE IS HEBY As Clerk of the.Court St. Joe, Florida 32456 at acres, more or less. as all that certain property
MERGER TO ABN AMRO ing a special accommoda- TICE IS HE Y By: Jasmine Hysmith All creditors of the dece- 11:00 o'clock a.rr on May situated in city of Port
MORTGAGE GROUP IN ion should contact GIVEN pursuant to a Final s Deuty Clerk dent and other persons 28 2009 the following de- The successful bidder at Saint Joe in the countyof
MORTGAGEIGROUP Judgment of Foreclosure As Deguty Clerk
PLAINTIFF COURT ADMINISTRA- Judgment of Foreclosure having claims or demands scribed property as set the sale will be required to Gulf, and State of FL and
TION, at the GULF County dated April 13, 2009, and Dated this 14th day of against decedent's estate forth in said Final Judg- place the requisite state being described in a deed
VS. Courthouse at NONE, entered in Case No. April, 2009. on whom a copy of this ment of Foreclosure After documentary stamps on dated 08/13/1998 and. re-
1-800-955-8771 (TDD) or 08-10 CA, of the Cirui notice is required to be Default, to-wit: the Certificate of Title. corded 08/14/1998 in book
JAMES CAMPBELL A/K/A 1-800-955-8770, viaFlorida Courtof theFourteenthJu- IMPORTANT served must file their 216 page 852 among the
JAMES W. CAMPBELL Relay Service. ii Cirt in n or claims with this Court Lots 19, 20, 21, and .22, DATED this 20th day of land records of the county
A/K/A JAMES WILLIAM G ULF County, Florida, In accordance with the WITHIN THE LATER OF Block 4, WIMICO SUBDIVI- April, 2009. and state set forth above,
CAMPBELL; KAY CAMP- DAVID.J. STERN, PA. wherein Flagstar. Bank, Americans with Disabilities THREE (3) MONTHS AF- SION, according to the Of- and referenced as follows:
BELLA/K/A KAY K.,CAMP- 900 South Pine Island Rd S AU Act, persons needing a TER THE DATE OF THE ficial Plat on file in Plat HON. REBECCA L. NOR-
BELL; ANY AND ALL UN- Suite 400 STEPHEN C. PAUL reasonable accommoda- FIRSTPUBLICATION OF Book 1, page 31 in the RIS Lot 6, in Block 76, of UNIT
KNOWN PARTIES CLAIM- Plantation, FL33324-3920 HEATHER M. PAUL; UN ton to participate in this THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY Public Records of Gulf CLERK OF COURT NO. 1, OF ST. JOSEPH'S
ING B, THROUGH, UN- (954)233-8000 KNOWN TENANT #1; UN proceeding should, no (30) DAYS AFTER THE County, Florida, less & ex- By: Cindy Tidwell ADDITION TO THE CITY
DER, AND AGAINST THE 07-26834 (FM) FNM the Defendants I will sell later than seven (7) days DATE OF SERVICE OF A cept the property, de- Clerk/Deputy Clerk OF PORT ST. JOE, FLOR-
HEREIN NAMED INDI- April 30, May7, 2009 te D dant. I wl prior, contact the Clerk of COPY OF THIS NOTICE scribed in Official Records April 30, May 7, 2009 IDA, according to the offi-
VIDUAL DEFENDANT(S)- to the highest and best the Court's disability coor- ON THEM. Box 129, page 581 of the 2062S cial Map on file in the of-
WHO ARE NOT KNOWN1948S bidder for cash at at dinator at 8502296111, Public Records of Gulf fice of the Clerk of the Cir-
TO BE DEAD OR AULVE, INTHE CIRCUIT COURT 11:00 a.m. (EST) on Ma 1000 C. G. COSTIN BLVD. All other creditors of the County, Florida. TION FOR WATER USE cuit County, Gulf County,
WHETHER SAID UN- FOR GULF COUNTY, 28, 2009, the following de- RM. 302 PORT ST. JOE decedent and persons TION FOR WATER USE Florida,n Plat Book 1, at
KNOWN PARTIES MAY FLORIDA scribed property as set FL, 32456. If hearing im- having claims or demands Any person claiming an in- PERMITPag 28,
CLAIM AN INTEREST AS PROBATEDIVISION forthinsaid FinalJudg- paired, contact TDD) against the decedent's es- terest in the surplus from Notice is hereby given that
SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVI- ment, to-wit: 8009558771 via Florida tate must file their claims the sale, if any, other than pursuant at pubc sale at 3t 1100
SEES, GRANTEES OR IN RE: ESTATE OF elay System. with this Court WITHIN the property owner as of Florida Statutes, the fo a.m., to the highest and
OTHER CLAIMANTS; HARYYOUNG Lot 30, Bock K, Howar April 23,30,2009 THREE (3) MONTHS AF- the date of the lis penens best bidder, for cash, at
JOHN DOE AND JANE Deceased. Creek Properties, Unre.- TER THE DATE OF THE must file a claim within 60 owing applications) for the front lobby of the Gulf
DOE AS UNKNOWN TEN- orded, ore particularly 1966 FIRST PUBLICATION OF days after the sale. ) enreiv County Courthouse, 1000
ANTS IN POSSESSION NOTICE. described as follows: NOTICETO FIRST PUBLICATION OF days after the sale. (have) been received by CountyCourthouse, 1000var
DEFENDANT(S) OF ADMINISTRATION Commence at the intersec- RECEIVE SEALED BIDS THISNOTICE.DAED this 16th day of the Northwest Florida Port St. Joe, in Gulf
on of the centerline of AL CLAIMS NOT FILED Aril, 2009. Water Management Dis- County, Florida. on May
CASENO:07-510 A The administration of the State Road 387 with the BID #0809-17 WITHIN THE.TIME PERI- trict: 28,2009.
CASENO0751A estate of HARRY YOUNG, West line of the East half of ODS SETFORTHINSEC- Becky Norris A
RE-NOTICE OF deceased, whose date of the Southeast quarter of The Gulf County Board of TION 733702 OF THE Clerk of Circuit Court Application ANY LIENHOLDER CLAIM-
FORECLOSURE SALE death was February 27, Section 6, Township 7 County. Commissioners FLORIDA PROBATE CODE By: Jasmine Hysmith 107019 filed 04/16/2009 IN AN INT ST IN TH
2009 and whose social se- South, Range 8 West, Gulf will receive sealed bids WILL BE BARRED Deputy Clerk SHounset Pointe SURPLUS FUNDS FROM
NOTICE IS HEREBY curity number. is County, Florida, thence from any person, com- April23, 30, 2009 Homeowners Assoc. I THIS SALEIF ANY MUST
GIVEN pursuant to an Or- is pending in South 83 degrees 39min- pany, or corporation inter- NOTWITHSTANDING THE 2024S FL 32457, Requesting ao ACLAI T ITH A60
der Granting the Motion to the Circuit Court for'Gulf utes 16 seconds East ested in providing the fol- TIME PERIODS SET FL 32457, Requesting a w aS AFTER THE SALE
Reset Foreclosure Sale County, Florida, Probate along said centerline of lowing playground equip- FORTH ABOVE, ANY IN THE FOURTEENTH JU- maximum withdrawal of IN ACCORDANCE WITH
dated 2009entered in Civil Division, the address of State Road No.387 for ment: M FI TO ( DICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND (not specified) gallons per SECTION 45,031()(a)
Case No. 07-510 CA of the which is Gulf County 494.05 feet to a point of In- EARS OR M ORE AFTERFO GULF COUNTY, day froni the Surficial Aqui- FORIA STTTE
Circuit Court of the 14TH Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. tersection with the center- Three (3) Playground THE DECEDENT'S AOTE FLORIDA fer System for Landscape FLORIDA
Judicial and For Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. line of a 60 foot county Structures GF Play OF DEATH IS BARRED. Irrigationuse by existing DATED this 21st da of
GULF County, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. The. road, said point lying on a #GFP-1353-512-03 or COASTAL COMMUNITY and propoedfacilities.. April 2009.
Joe, Florida, I will sell to names and addresses of curve concave to the equivalent The date of first publica- 4BANK, General withdrawal
the highest and best bid- the personal representa- Northeast and having a ra- tion of this Notice is April laintifflocation(s) in Gulf County: REBECCA L. NORRIS
der for cash. at Front tive and the personal dius of 2134.08 feet, Prices should include the 23 2009. T08S, R12W,Sec.25 Clerk of Circuit Court
Lobby of Courthouse of representative's attorney thence Northwesterly playground equipment, vs. By: Jasmine Hysmith
the GULF County Court- aresetforth below, along said centerline for any. shipping/delivery Personal representative: Interested persons may DeputyClerk
house, 1000 Cecil Costin an are distance of 116.00 charges, and the approxi LINDA AKINS ROBERT S. PATERSON object, to or comment
Blvd, Port St. Joe, Florida, All creditors of the dece- feet, said curve having a mate date of delivery. RO. Box517 and JESSICA PATERSON upon the applications or Persons with a disability
at 11 a m. on the 18h day dent and other persons chord of 115.98 feet, bear- ah FlDefendants. submit a written request needing special accom-
of June, 2009 the following having claims or demands ing North 36 degrees 01 Please place YOUR COM- fFrihar FN o.65 for a copy of the staff modation in order to ac-
described property as set against decedent's estate minutes 25 seconds West, PANY NAME, SEALED Florida Bar No. 699070 CASE.NO.: 08-569-CA reports) containing pro- cess court facilities or par-
forth in said Summary Fi on whom a copy of this thence North 55 degrees BID, and the BID NUMBER prea native: posed agency action re- i
nal Judgment, to-wit: notice Is required to be 32 minutes 00 seconds on the outside of your en- CharlesA. Costa a tion g at a c
served must file their East, for 30.00 feet to a velope, and include the PostOfficeBox8 bywrting to the Division of court program, should
THE FOLLOWING DE-' claims with this Court curve concave to the original bid plus 3 copies. PortSt.Joe FL 32457 NOTICE IS HEREBY Resource Regulation'of cou (2daysf re
SCRIBED LAND, SITUATE WITHIN THE LATER OF Northeast and having a ra- GIVEN pursuant to a Final the Northwest Florida within two (2) days of re-
LYING AND BEING IN THREE (3) MONTHS AF- dius of2104.08feet, being Bids must be submitted to Telephone: (850)Judgment of foreclosure Water Management Dis- t Admn tionto
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, TER THE DATE OF THE the Northeast right of way the'Gulf County Clerk's Of- April 23, 30, 2009 dated April 20, 2009, and trict, attention Terri Peter- quest such an acommo-
TO-WIT: COMMENCE AT FIRST PUBLICATION OF line of a 60 foot county fice at 1000 Cecil G. 1986S entered in Civil Action No.: son, 152 Water Manage- nation. Please cot the
THE SOUTHWEST COR- THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY road, thence Northwesterly Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT 08-569-CA of the Circuit ment Drive, Havana, Flor- following: Court Adminis-
NER OF SECTION 13, (30) DA'S AFTER THE along said curving right of Joe, Florida 32456, by OF THE FOURTEENTH Court of the Fourteenth Ju- da 32333-9700, but such ration, RO. Box 826, Marii-
TOWNSHIP 5 SOUTH, DATE OF SERVICE OF A way line for ar arc dis- 4:30 p.m., E.T, on Friday, JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN dicial Circuit in and for comments or requests anna, Florida 32447,
RANGE 11 WEST GULF COPY OF THIS NOTICE tance of 313.60 feet, said May 8, 2009. Bids will be AND FOR GULF COUNTY Gulf County, Florida, must be .received by 5 Phone: 850-718-0026
COUNTY FLORIDA AND ON THEM. arc having a chord opened at this sameloca- FLORIDA wherein the parties were o'clock p.m. on May 15, Heari & Voice Impaired:
THENCE RUN NORTH 89 distance of 313.31 feet, tion on Monday, May 11, the plaintiff, COASTAL 2009. 1-800-955-8771, Email:
DEGREES24 MINUTES 40 All other creditors of the bearing North 30 degrees 2009 at 10:00 a.m., E.T. WAKULLA BANK, a Florida COMMUNITY BANK, and AAequest@judl4.fiur
SECONDS EAST FOR decedent and persons 11 minutes 4' seconds banking corporation, the defendants, ROBERT No further public notice ADAReques u cpur
1726.20 FEET; THENCE having claims or demands West, thence continue The Gulf County Board of Plaintiff, S. PATERSON and JES- will be provided regarding
NORTH 01 DEGREES 31 against the decedent's es- along said curving right of County Commissioners SICA PATERSON, I will sell this (these) applicationss. NOTE: THIS COMMUNI-
MINUTES 37 SECONDS tate must file their dlaims way line Northwesterly for has implemented a Local vs. to the highest and best Publication of this notice CATION, FROM A DEBT
WEST FOR 1798.77 FEET; with this Court WITHIN an are distance of 125.47 Bidders Preference Policy bidder, for cash, at 11:00 constitutes constructive COLCTOR, IS AN AT
THENCE RUN NORTH 89 THREE (3) MONTHS AF- feet, said are having a for all RFP/BIDS. Anyone JOHN O. SMIT JR; AND a.m. (Eastern Time) on the notice of this permit appli- COLLECTOR, IS AN AT
DEGREES 24 MINUTES 40 TER THE DATE OF THE delta angle of 03 degrees interested in bidding as a ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES 28th day of May, 2009, at cation to all substantially DEBT AND ANY INFOR-
SECONDS EAST FOR FIRST PUBLICATION OF '25 minutes 00 seconds, a local bidder must follow CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, the front door of the Gulf affected persons. A copy MATION OBTAINED WILL
1500.00 SET THE POINT THIS NOTICE. radius 6f 2104.08 feet, a the requirements of Res6- UNDER, AND AGAINST County Courthouse, Port of te staff reports) must BE USp FOR THAT PUR-
OF BEGINNING. FROM chord of 125.45 feet, bear- lution 2009-02 which may THE HEREIN NAMED IN- St. Joe, Florida, the follow- be requested in order to POSE.
SAID POINT OF BEGINN- ALL CLAIMS NOT.FILED ing North 24 degrees 13 be obtained from the DIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS ing described real property remain advised of further Aprl3, My 7,
ING RUN NORTH 01 DE- WITHIN THE TIME PERI- minutes 07 seconds West Clerk's Office at the above WHO ARE NOT KNOWN as set forth in said Final proceedings and any pub- April 30, May 7, 2009
GREES 31 MINUTES 37 ODS SET FORTH IN SEC- to the Point of Beginning; address. The Gulf County TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, Judgment of Foreclosure: lic hearing date. Substan- 2065S
SECONDS WEST FOR TION 733.702 OF THE thence depart said carving Board of County Commis- WHETHER SAID UN- tially affected persons are IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
455.76 FEET THENCE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE right of way line North 67 sioners also reserves the KNOWN PARTIES MAY Lot 18, Block 4: entitled to request an ad- OF THE FOURTEENTH
NORTH 89 DEGREES 24 WILL BE BARRED. degrees 29 minutes 23 right to reject any or all CLAIM AN INTEREST AS ministrative hearing re- JUDICIAL.CIRCUITIN AND
MINUTES 40 SECONDS seconds East for 218.00 bids deemed in the best SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVI- A portion of the Northeast guarding the proposed FOR GULF COUNTY
EAST FOR 500.00 FEET; NOTWITHSTANDING THE feet to a point lying on a Interest of the County SEES, GRANTEES OR Quarter (NE 1/4) of Sec- agency action by submit- FLORIDA.
THENCE SOUTH 01 DE- TIME PERIODS SET curve concave to the OTHER CLAIMANTS; AND tion 33, Township 5 South, ting a written request ac- CIVIL ACTION
GREES 37 MINUTES 37 FORTH ABOVE, ANY Northeast, thence North- BOARD OF COUNTY GOLDI.LOCKS, LLC. Range 11 West, Gulf cording to the provisions
SECONDS EAST FOR CLAIM FILED TWO (2) westerly along said curve COMMISSIONERS Defendant. ,County, Florida, being of 28-601.201, Florida Ad- THE BANK OF NEW YORK
455.76 FEET; THENCE YEARS OR MORE AFTER for an are distance of GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA more particularly de- ministrative Code. Notices MELLON FORMERLY
SOUTH 89 DEGREES 24 THE DECEDENT'S DATE 94.927 feet, said curve Nathan Peters, Jr, CASE NO.: 08-490-CA scribed as follows: of Proposed Agency Ac- KNOWN AS THE BANKOF
MINUTES 40 SECONDS OF DEATH IS BARRED. having a delta angle of 02 Chairman tion will be mailed only to NEW YORK AS SUCCES-
WEST FOR 500.00 FEET degrees 53 minutes 02 ATTEST:. NOTICE OF Commence at the iron rod persons who have filed -SOR TRUSTEE TO
TO THE POINT OF BEGIN- The date of first publica- seconds, a radius of Rebecca Norris, Clerk FORECLOSURE SALE and cap numbered such requests. JPMORGAN CHASE
NING. SAID PARCEL OF tion of this Notice is April 1886.08 feet, a chord dis- April 23, 30, 2009 RLS1999 marking the April 30, 2009 BANK, NATIONAL ASSO-
LAND HAVING AN AREA 23, 2009. taace of 94.54 feet, bear- 1980S NOTCE IS HEREBY GIVE, Northeast corner of said 2064S CIATION AS TRUSTEE
OF 5.21 ACRES, MORE ing North 21 degrees 02 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT pursuant to a Final Judg- Section 33; thence along IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE CERTIFI-
OR LESS, AND BEING Personal Representative: minutes 57 seconds West, H CUT COU T ment of Foreclosure After the East line of the OTHE ITC CATEHOLDERS OF
SUBJECT TO 30.00 FOOT DONNIE M. YOUNG thence depart said curve FLORIDA Default dated April 13, Northeast Quarter (NE1/4) CIRCUITOF THE STATE STRUCTURED ASSET
WIDE ROADWAY EASE- 2009 Juniper Ave: South 70 degrees 17 mi- PROBATE DIVISION 2009, entered in Case No.: of said Section 33, F FLORIDA IN AND FOR MORTGAGE INVEST-
MENT ALONG .THE Port St. Joe, Fl. 32456 utes 07 seconds West for 08-490-CA of the Circuit S0021'47"W, 69.84 feet to GULF COUNTY MENTSo INC. BEAR
SOUTHERLY BOUNDARY Attorney for Personal 218.11 feet to said curving IN RE: ESTATE OF Court of the Second Judi- an iron rod and cap num- STEARNS ALT-A TRUST,

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DEGREES 01 MINUTES 49 SCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: Stone Mill Creek Estates, 3 R 2 BA Administrative/Clerical Fantastic
SECONDS EAST ALONG for a distance of 601.83 3 br 2 ba home 446 Bo
APARTY WALL AND AN AN UNDIVIDED ONE-HALF feet to a point of Intersec- home Nice neighborhood Administrative br St Call 8home446-0117
EXTENSION THEREOF INTEREST IN CERTAIN tion with the Northerly closet schools.$800/mo. aCredit
123.42 FEET TO A REAL PROPERTY IN Right-of-Way line of Call 850-340-1219 for Assistant For lease or Sale 3 br, 2 "' Car Credit
RE-ROD, THENCE RUN FRACTIONAL SECTION 5, Creekview Drive (having a details PT for the Washington Im- EsTATE FR ba, executive Home 3000 3 br, 1 ba brick home. Lo- $2,995 Total,
SOUTH 24 DEGREES 05 T7S, R11W, DESCRIBED 66 foot Right-of-Way); provement Group Commu- 100 Business/ sf, 2 car garage, centrally cated near schools. Solid, $295 Down Pmt
MINUTES 56 SECONDS AS FOLLOWS: BEGINN- thence go North 73 de- 611 Marvin Ave Sat May nity Advisory Council. Call Commercial located in Port St. Joe Call sturdy build. 2 lots, appli- 628-4182 9am/9pm
EAST 19.23 FEET TO THE ING AT THE WEST COR- grees 30 minutes 26 sec- 2nd, 8-11:30, Multi Family Eddie Fields 850-899-5105 6110 Apartments 850-258-8039 ances, included. Spacious
POINT OF BEGINNING. NER OF BLOCK16, VON'S bonds West along said Sale I Something for 6120 Beach Rentals screened porch with
ADDITION TO BEACON Northerly Right-of-Way everyone Front Desk Office .6130 Condofrownhouse Home for Rent Wewa breezeway, 2 car carport.
TOGETHER WITH APPUR- HILL, SAID POINT BEING line, for a distance of 43.91 &, Housekeeping House Raentalsed akieth,Fi4 bedroom 2 full Make an offer!
TENANT RIGHTS AND ON THE NE feet tb a point of curvature PT, weekend help needed 60-Room orRent baths, Firepace, all appli 850-27-4076 Ford Escort 1997, $255
EASEMENTS IN COM- RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF of a curve concave North- for front desk & 6170- Mobile Home/Lot dances ac e Down + T&L, $2,800 Total
MON AREA AND LIMITED STATE HIGHWAY 30, easterly and having a ra- housekeeping positions, 61 t-Twn Rentalscountry.$875 month, $875 0% interest, Daylight Auto
COMMON AREAS, IN- ALSO KNOWN AS U.S.98; dus of 167.00 feet; thencs eeepng p i e 6190 Timeshare Rentals security deposit. in H
COMMON AREAS, IN- ALSO KNOWN AS U.S. 98; dus of 167.00 feet; thence ATTN Home Remodelers apply in person 4693Cape 6200 Vacation Rentals 507-250-0797 or (507) Financing, 2816 Hwy 98
CLUDING BEACH, SEWER THENCE RUN SOUTH- continue along said Everything for remodeling! Sand Blast Rd. Port St. 2-2112 West 215-1769 9am to
AND OTHER 'UTILITY WESTERLY PERPENDIC- Right-of-Way line along the 105 Mimosa Ave. (behind Joe 298-2112 9pm
EASEMENTS, AND AC- ULAR TO SAID are of a curve to the right the hospital) in PSJ Fri Mexico Beach 1 br, Fully
CESS ROAD PURSUANT RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE A through a central angle of 12-6pm SatMay 1st7-1pm I 6110 Furn. Eff. Mother In LawBe eain $2
TO THAT CERTAIN DEC- DISTANCE OF 100 FEET 36 degrees 07 minutes 12 cds, dvds, books, tools, cottage. Until. & cable incld, Best deal PSJ $230K.
LARATION OF COVE- TO THE SW seconds, for an arc dis- furniture $675 mo. + $200 dep Lg lot, extra garage, ex-
NANTS, CONDITIONS RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF tance of 105.28 feet (chord 850-648-5338 tras, 2k sqft, 3 br, 2.5 ba, Pontiac Grand Prix 1999,
AND RESTRICTIONS AND STATE ROAD 30; THENCE bearing North 55 degrees KK: Mexico Beach, 310 Hospita y850rpool, 139 Betty. 227-7340 $470 Down + T&L, $4,900
TOWNHOUSE AGREE- RUN NORTHWESTERLY 26 minutes 50 seconds HatleyDrSat, 9-2 CDT 3 br, 2 ba, wd incld. Townhomes for rent, Total 0% interest, Daylight
MENT DATED AUGUST 2, ALONG SAID SW West, for a distance of Estate/Yard Sale R om CH&A, 7th St. $900 Month Jones Homestead- Pon- Auto Financing, 2816 Hwy
1984 AND RECORDED IN RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE A 103:54 feet) to a point of No Early Sales! Attendant $500 deposit. Call derosa Pines. First month 98 West 215-1769 9am to
GULF COUNTY OFFICIAL DISTANCE OF 80.00 FEET tangency; thence go North Mainstay Sues in Port 50-227-2077 rent free with deposit and ort St. Joe St George 9pm
RECORDS BOOK 101, FOR THE POB; THENCE 37 degrees 23 minutes 15 instay Sutes in Port 12 month lease. 2 br and Isd St. James Baye
PAGE 329, INCLUDING RUN SOUTHEASTERLY seconds West along said KK: Port St Joe, st. Joe is now accept- 3br units available. Call Previously Bank Owneds
19HOSE MENIOED IN WS RL R NDI- a ain a adis ing applications for da Rents-S 850-227-9732 Previously Bank Owned8
CO NTIY OFFICIAL U R TO SW Right-ofWay line, fordis- 21.03 Long Ave, Room Attendant. Candi- Property. Priced way be- 2
THAT DEED TO CAE, RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE A tance of 163.19 feet to a date must maintoainke i ow mart value Prices 8120
SHOALS ASSOCIATION, DISTANCE OF 27.5 FEET, point of curvature of a S etura ed ul Make ends o + sec de. Call t + T $3,00 ta

has en led agais yu MEAN HIGHU FATOEFR MI through sa etr angle5 o sd ssw s bl s l Pease a ep I ternod B h b s g 3n5 2, PsW,
INC., DATED AUGUST 1, THENCE RUN SOUTH- ceconcaveSouthwest- 8 am-noon ability is a must. If you call Counts Real Estate
1984 RECORDED IN TWESTERLY PERPENDIC- erlyaned having arad2us of have an eye for detail Rentals-Sales Groupat 850-249-3615.
GULF COUNthe OFFICIAL ULAR TO THE SW 283.00 feet; thence con- KK:Port St.Joe Bch.St. and passion forserv- BY OWNER 2 b 2 ha, 2 bk from bch
RECORDS- BOOK 101, RIGHT-OF-WAY LOINE OF tinu e along said o e se 8 e We fenced in backyard, $500/ Ford Explorer 1996, $295
aMORE OR LESS, TO THE 3 of a vee to the left Sat My t & 2d 82 Logistics a ran taon l mo + 78 454-7181 0%ointerest Daylght Auto
hasbeen filed against you MEAN HIGH WATER LINE thro ca ten le go North as a8-. Clothe, andor No 850-29-6825 from ageroonfFinancing 2816 Hwy 98 W
and you are required to OF THE GULF OF ME-C 44,degrees 24 minutes 5611 Windsor shair, ilng D ver Traines 80 2 br, 1 ba M hme A A Compan a
serve a copy of your writ- ICO; THENCE RUN seconds for an arc dis- s s395li1erE Hy98n e $475 mo + $475 deposit. 71A 0
'ten defenses within 30 NORTHWESTERLY stance of 219.36 feet (chord isc 39ortt. Joe51 E Hwy 98HilandView. 850-227-4051

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days after the first publice- ALONG SAID MEAN HIGH bearing North 59 degrees M oving Sale: 6980 Bass Eo. e
tion, if any, on Florida De WATER LINE TO A POINT 35 minutes 43 seconds WestMov Sale: 6980 Bass EOE.Sa as Mexio Bh be oc, 118 Narvaezom

.. FICIAL RECORDS BOOK along said Right-of-Way 529 Cecil Costin Sr. Blvd r PortS tJo Rl.6momi' deiae beach 391 b 2 ready. County wae is (
fault Law Group, RhL., LY.ING ON A LINE PER- WestO, l for a distance of (How r fro Ae Pot S. Joe beachNo Hassle 150 minute ap-
wPlain seutifaorney, whose PENDICULAR TO THE A13.93 feet) to a point of Sat May 1st & 2nd, 8-2 Logistics/Transportation Clean 2 br bIn S,$550/mo +,m dep.a Unfurn. prova, Dno waiting, no bull
address s 9119 Corporate RIGHT-OF-WAY FROM tngncy thence go North Eastern. Rain or Shine. $675 m + dep. Call Nopets. 850-229-6825 from a Nationwide Finance

USE OF THE FIRST HAB- Right-of-Way line, go North A proceeds will be go- We Need Driver 850-545-5814ss hardware s 50dep.850-2272549/ 'H kRealty 28 98 W 9 a to
Lake Drive, Suite 300, THE PO; THENCE RUN 81 degrees 48 minutes 11 indoor chair, 2 dini Driver Trainees 850-442-3334. 2 br, 1, Mobile home0 1 A Company Chevy B9 aze
Tampa, Florida 33634, and NORTHEASTERLY. 170 seconds West along said room sets, queen bed, A GREAT 1996, $295 Down + T&L
file the original witf this FEET, MORE OR LESS, Right-of-Wayline, for a dstwin beds, recliners, Needed Now! Kitchenadd on, decking Da2 76 a
Courteither before service TO THE PO; BEING A tance of 590.96 feet to an dressing ab, oak tv Drivers being hired ando e i es ile
on Plaintiffs attorney or im- PARCEL 27.5 FEET BY iron rod and cap marked stand, w/d, riding mower, trained locally for Wer- 2 BR/2BTH Condo blocks shed w/d, just a few biks

2009. SCRIBED REAL PROP- iron rod and. cap marked to $800perweek Bea-425c or Rent Hil
mediatelythereafter;other- 170' FEET, MORE OR L.B. No. 6596 forth Point bedding, dishes, nar Enterprises. No frombeach, Pool, Clbhse, to bch. Beacon Hills Beautiful
a default will be en- LESS, AND A PART OF of Beginning. From said collectibles, and Much. experience needed. No smoking, $825/mo (Mexico Bch Area). $650
wisead eERTYE, BEIN A SINGLE LB. No. 6596; thence con- m ore 1-866-280-5309 Brian 404-663-0226 + sc. dep. Call 25 acre lot
tared against you for the THOSE LANDS DE- Point of Beginning, con- 850-340-0930a
relief demanded in the SCRIBED IN THE INSTRU- tinue North 81 degrees 48 pesWeb iad #340314950 5a kids. e o Ford F150 2o x-
Complaint or petition. MENT RECORDEDIN OF- minutes 11 seconds West, S Yard Sale ToMexico Bch 3 blocks from t b d or $ 0 Don + To
YDunes, Cape San Bias,dexicoeBch.3blc 2 rea to build or mobile homers
FICIAL RECORDS BOOK along said Right-of-Way 529 Cecil Costin Sr. Blvd Port St. Joe, F Bias, dedicated beach. 3 br, 2 ready. County water is
This notice pub- 97 AT PAGE 157; ALSO, line, for a distance of (Vision Bank) Sat from' imum term, 3 br, Ex- e Twisth enclosed Chevy 1500 Full Size
wished once each week for AN EXCLUSIVE AND PER- 100.06 feet to an iron rod 8am -Noopen DFurniture, baby cellnt c itin, cs bk porinc sdec, ice rfee s to e ,900 TotaO% interest
ercnse ie w ies Si UARE EET (WITH AD- atno re or les, to the wa items, household items, LogisticsTransportation furnishings r util not included. Dayght Auto Financng
WITNESS my hand and ITABLE STORY OF'THE 10degreest30 mintes49 Ing u nto wingnse inds i Treehs Only availle, efrom the bahre $500 28andHw 64869
the seal of this Court on STRUCTURE LOCATED seconds East, for a dis-r 4nee-Onlya van ilrredpm 850
this 15th day of April, ON THE ABOVE DE- tance of 512.26 feet to an aNo experienced Driver credit check required. Mobile Homes
2009. SCRIBED REAL PROP- iron rod and.cap marked '$800 per week $1,100 mo. Call
ERTY, BEING A SINGLE L.B. No. 6596; then co- 1-866-280-5309 850-425-8505 For Rent
**See Americans with Dis- ONE-BEDROOM APART- tinue North 10 degrees 30 32 0 Wb id # 335 Cortez St, St Joe-
In accordance with the APPROXIMATELY 850 for a distance of 1.56 feet, Ranch Open Daily $ @ am! Medical/Healt included, sundck, nice Dwn
Americanswith Disabilities SQUARE FEET ITH AD- ore or less, to the water's You pick$1.79 b!IWe 40 private lot, 2 blocks 7190$7,900 Total 0% interest.
Act, persons needing a DITIONAL PORCH). edge of Stone Mill Creek use no insecticides !! Vet Tech Needed from the beach.$500 Daylight Auto Financing
speialT T OWNER AS OF THE DAT Southene turn right and30 m- 41B31 1-888-518-2482 tor repair, diagnostics, all 457 Madison St. Oak For more + $500nformatondep 2816 Hwy 98 W 9 am to
STspecial accommodation to thence turn rWt fr a 850-722ds4819t g Experienced veterinaranc241 Columbus St, St Texas Land 0 Down! 9pm 850-215-1769
participate in this proceed- DATED this 21st day of ander downstream along tech needed for local ani- Joe Bech, 2 br, 1 be, 20-acre Ranches, near El
ng should contact u April, 2009 said water's edge ta mahospital850-227-7270 1, 2 & 3 screened porch, car Paso. Beautiful Mountain
County Courthouse point which.bears North 10. O e B A
#850-229-6113 (TDD) REBECCA L. NORRIS degrees 30 minutes 49 -7- Bedroom cover, nice shadyot, Views. Road access. Su
Fl RAL RITOu THE SALE. Said parcelast of thlad int . 11/2 blocks from the veyed. $15,900. $159/mo.,
Flona Deft Law Gup, of Being in g thecione Houses beach, $550 mo + $550 (10% apr/ 09mo.) Money Ford F250 1994, XL turbo
D N S N M. M Y Township 4 South 0e ges 30 P Other for rent in Port St..Joe; Call 'dep. Back Guarantee. Owner F e Dsa Cabyligt new
RO. BoxTRYWI K 25018 ESQU 10 West, Gulf Count, lor- A850-227-7800 249 Sant Anna St, St nancing. 1-800-843-7537 eat ue economy
Tampa, F orida PERSON CLAIMING minutes49sec By Str Joe Beach, small 2 br. 1 $4900offer, Must see this
Tampa, Florida ANY PERSON CLAIMING minutes 49 seconds WestH 80 x 16 Marine BoatChuck 229-1388 be- week. 850-28-4182
33622-5018 AN INTEREST IN THE for a distance of 72.81feet, Fioricet, $71.99/90 Qty lae s d ty Vehle
F09017761 SURPLUS FROM THE more or less, to an iron $107/180 ty PRICE IN- Technician porch, 2 blocks from the
April 3, May 7, 2009 a SALE, IF ANY, OTHER rod and'cap marked L.B. CLUDES PRESCRIPTIONI Volvo CrusadeYanlmar , beach, $475 month +
2069S THAN THE PROPERTY No. 6596; thence continue $25' Coupon Mention: # Cummins engines, genera- 2 bedroom, 1 bath house $475 dep.81
IN THECIRCUIT COURT OWNERAS OFTHEDATE South 10degrees30min- 4131 1-888-518-2482 tor repair, diagnostics, all 457 Madison St. Oak For more information
OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL OF THE LIS PENDENS utes49secondsWestfora services. Experienced only Grove Area of Port St. Joe. Call 227-8669 or
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR MUSTF FILE A CLAIM distance of 517.04 feet to Fax resume: 251 981-643 c 50-227-7800 227-1795 d r
3GULFCOUNTY,2 LORIDA WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER the Point of, Beginning. ~-Fod Se. Orange Beach, AL2 2 8240

NOTICE OF EMERALD COAST FED- ByEP ^ ne H^smt pany on St George Is- 1780 Grouper Ave. 2 br, 1 71so Ivestment $dstles
GENERAL JURISDICTIONAL E ERALE. S aid parcel of land lyinland. We offer a g reat ba. $565 month+ $400 7wn Chevy Astro 2005 $1 200Tra
Plaintfand being in Section A/ b s p e to o es. H lad Real Esae Down, $7,900Toas 0% n
DIVION SEAN M. MOLONE Township 4 South, 'Range Other Bay View, Please Call terest Daylight Auto Fi-
y Fa g ESQUIRE 10 West, Gulf County, Flor- Quilt Ma keg De 817-789-k 3527 I nacinI2816 D 9'to
ForecCOUNTRY E ADORNO & YOSS LLP ida.. for King size bed, have 215-1769 9am to 9pm
Plaintif,2525 Ponce De Leon material & thread. Please 8100-Antique & Collectibles
Pt Boulevard, Suite 400 TOGETHER WITH 80 x 16 call Chuck 229-1388 Cs 8110 Cars l ,,r
Miami, Florida 33134 CLIPPER MOBILE HOME r.81202pm, something person toay

and Costs dated March 9, pm. 2 days a week the at 8228 Hw 98, St Joe Rr l 1993 Fd Conversion
vs. (305) 460-1100 S E R I A L mo 123 Wes ul 2br, 2b house with re81TOR S -Truks Van $8,

Circuit Court of the 14th NOTICEOFSALE mu be able to work Fl 32328 850-647-9214 0 O Ur i814 s Lynn Haven 127K 814- Vilesans

Judicial Circuit in and for. nds and holidays. If i 265-3430 Cell 381-2240
WALTER J: LEVICK, a/k/a April 30, May 7, 2009 #ALBUSW04984917 4100 Help Wantted floor, ...nice ...recently ..... o ......

a/k/a WALTER JOSEPH in Civil Case No. 09-63-CA 3120 -Commercial Ford Windstar 18 $345PACKAGES
ATER JOSEPH LEVICK, f m- a f FLORIDAD#5342N98 4130- Employment remodeled noMpetslo$550 710-Ave wwwHmegure0 Ms orcycls D + T0

JANE DOE is/are Defend- FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, 3170- Collectibles Web Id 34034368 Avg. Pay $21/hour or $54K stead7110 in the Eagle Land- LONG TERM RENTALS motorcycles Down+ T&L $3500 Total
ants, I SEl9 Information Resort Vacatioh mo + utilities. 229-1215 Pr y 8170 Auto Parts 0% interest Daylight Auto

est and best bidder for MEVIN THE CIRCUIT COURT, PropertyElectronics Restaurant Benefits and OT. Paid shopping, d town and
eea at n th City o t sll t t st DATED this 21st day of Prop s of raiSGI, 7120 Cmmercial & Accessories Financing, 2816 Hwy 98
Deda nt FOURTEENTH JUDICIAT Apr 2009 re r es br, 2 ba house, w/kitch 7130- CondoT ownhouse 8210 Bos W 2151769 9m to
CIRCUIT OF THE STATE Ari20-Inc apple. $800 mo + $1,000 7140-Farms& Ranches 8220- PersonalWatercraft 5-17699amto9m
Case No. OF FLORIDA, IN ANb FOR REBECCA NORRIS A great opportunity dep call between 8 am- 7150- Lots and Acreage 8230- Sailboats
23-2008-CA-001r82 GULF COUNTY C C awaits you at the largest 5pm 850-229-6821 7160 Mobile Homes/Lots 8240C- Boat & Marine
CIRCUIT COURT CLERK Food Serv./Hospftalfty vacation rental com- 7170 Waterfront Supplies
NOTICE OF EMERALD COAST FED- By: Jasmine Hysmith is looking for friendly va ouro thetow 71-nvest r me t 831- Aircrafviation
FORECLOSURE SALE prERAL CREDIT UNION i PT breakfast land. We offer a great ba. $565 month+ $400 0t 8320- A Road Vhiles
f Plaidntiff,inl JuAttendant benefits package to deposit: No pets. Highland Real Estate 8340- Motorhomes

and Costs, to-wit: Apri-l 30qu, pceE .- ment es and dishwashers MINI STORAGE 1800sf tenant improvements negotiable; $1350/mo gross
Commence at Southwest to join our crew. Pert You NEVER have to pay w
NOTICE(6),CO IS HEREBY full-time employees. View 850-229-6825 7200 Tmeshare
GIVEN pursuant to p Sum- VS. R e 0 Housekeeper *Front Desk Clerk
mary Final Judgment of L/' it 3 days a week, the *Housekeeping Desk Widow Doesnt
Foreclosure Includin g m g CECIL4B.MELVIN, S i is approximately Clerk renovated hell a e; rive
Award of Attorneys' ees Defendant. e 6h 30 T ( pm, sometimes un- Apply In person todayde 13 Fd ove
and Costs dated March 9B ,y le of sd Sec- 2 days a week the at 8228 Hwy 98, St Joe B refoo a ges l va $3 Fo Chuonver
2009, entered in Case No. CASE NO. 09-63-CA 9 r,,n 9am-done, some- 123 West Gulf Beach Beach, 2br 2ba house with Van $8,500, Church.
23-2008-CA-000182 of the I- ,,Tru 4 pm. Candidates Drive St. George Island, gulf view, $795 mo + dep, $7,500. Colorado Ave
Circuit Court of the 14th NOTICE OF SALE mu be able to work F 32328 850-647-9214 In o beach access0mmuniy with pools, plygrounds, club 25340Lynn Haven 127K il-2240es
Judicial Circuit in and for *eA4'nds and holidays. If 265- Cell 381-2240
Gulf County, Florida Notice is hereby given that M ais Ame s you have an eye for detailcesewer garbage. New van $ & up
wherein COUNTRYWIDE pursuat to a Final Judg- and a passion for service,
BANK, FSBis the Plaintiff ment of Foreclosure dated 3100-Antiques we want youl Please apply 41R d A
and WALTER J. LEVICK, April 20, 2009 and entered 3110-Appliances in person at the addresserr/3.5 ....................................... ,050
a/k/a WALTER JOSEPH inCivilCaseNo. 09-63-CA 3120 Arts &Crafts below. Make beds, make Own a Computer Put It Eagle Lading
LEVICK; LEVICK, un- of the Circuit Court of the 3130Auction omelets, make money In- To Work Up To $1,500- Townhome '2br/ 0OM

3PT/ F141 commerce Drive Trv WokPa~ Warehouse / Fx Sac$4,995,
known spouse of WALTER Fourteenth Judicial Circuit 3140- Baby Items quire about benefits pack- $7;500/Month, PT/FT N M i9 5
J. LEVICK a/k/a WALTER of the State of Florida, in 3150 Building Supplies age. E.O.E, D.FW.P Port FREE Information At: New development- beauti- (ded, AFAluminum Boats
JOSEPH LEVICK, f mar- and for Gulf County, 3160-Business Inn 501 Monument Ave ul and spacious 866628133BOAT SHOW FRI. SAT.
ried; JOHN DOE and whereinEMERALDCOAS Equipment Port St.Joe, Postlay in Vega Hang din LAm ones 11 Suite D, 10 asal nagemnt

Pt Of9-800 2 1etoN w Hiring! t lTa4 in Jns Hwe 4250sf-PSJ Comrifca a 1 pace
JANE DOE is/are Defend- FEDERAL CREDIT UNION 317 Collectibles Web Id 34034368 Avg. Pay$21/houror$54K stead, in the Eagle Land- LONG TER RENTALS .
ants, I will sell to the high- is Plaintiff and CECIL B. 3180 Computers annually including Federal ing Subdivision. Close to
est and best bidder for MELVIN is Defendant, I will 3190 Electronics Restaurant Benefits and' OT. Paid shopping, downtown and
cash, at in the City of Port sell to the highest bidder 3200 Firewood Training, Vacations. PT/FT St. Joseph's Bay. Monthly Jo e
Saint Joe, Florida at 11:00 for cash at the front door 3210- Free Pass It On HELPrental$87 th 875om m ercia
o'clock A.M., on the, 4th of the Gulf County Court- 3220 Furniture WANTED 1-866-945 6 rental $5 ith
day of June, 2009, the fol- house in Port St. Joe, Flor- 3230 Garage/Yard Sales Gracie OMalley Pub POSTAL& GOV'T JOB Call Gulf Coast PropertyS
lowing described property, ida, at 11:00 A.M., ET on 3240 Guns ard Eatery, 2337 CR INFO FOR SALE? Services at (850) 229-2706
as set forth in said Sum- the 4th day f June, 2009 3250 Good Tns to Eat 30 in Sim ns Byou, for more information and aflex space,
mary Final Judgment of the following described 3260- Health & Fitness is looking four friiendly tour of the townhome. Retail S
Foreclosure. IncudTng property as set forth in 32 Jewelry/Clothlng te s, b er s, $5.25sfNNN (incl water/sewer)
Award of Attorneys Fees said ardFinalJudgment: 3280beautiful raised flower 160 Cessna Drive
and Costs, to-wit: Equrpmsnt ere and dishwashers MINI .zOaAGi 1800Sf- tenant Improvements negotiable, $1350/mo gross
Commence at Southwest 3290 Medical Equipment to join our crew. Pert You NEVER have to pay I Je 325 Rfeid Avenue
UNIT SIX (6), CORONADO corner of Section 3, Town 33Q0 Miscellaneous Nime and full time p0- for information about tSt, oe
GULFNIEW APA(,CRTNTS, sh r 4 Southn, R wnge 3310 Musicallnstniments sitions are available, federal or postal jobs. If 4500sf flex space; corner location; $2500/mo gross
GULFVIE, APARTMENTS, ship 4 South, Range 10 3320-Plants & Shrubs/ Expecience in the you see a ljob 229*b200 309 ReidAvenue
AS MORE PARTICULARLY West, Gulf County, Florida; Supplies Aloha System is help- 'guarantee", contact the 6
DESCRIBED IN THAT thence go SoUth 89 de- 3330- Restaurant/Hotel fuil but not necessary. FTC6000sf- renovated shell space; occupant ready; $45O
MASTER WARRANTY greeo 55 minutes 18 sec- 3340-Sporting Goods f 4A 7400
DEED RECORDED AT OF- bonds East along the South 3350 Tickets (uy Aply in person only The Federal Trade @.LU mo e mod-gross
FICIAL RECORD BOOK boundary line of said Sec- daily. Commission
107, PAGE 584, PUBLIC tion 3, for a distance of 'is America's consumer
RECORDS OF GULF 478.53 teet to a 4 inch protection agency. Am erica's 407 ReidAvenueSt eA
COUNTY~ FLORIDA; SUB- square concrete monu-I Ji +/-91 5sf, $915peri Ul es
TIONS, RESTRICTIONS, west corner of Lot 1, Block ' 1-877-FTC-HELP 310 Reid Avenue
OBLIGATIONS, RIGHTS, "C", Stone Mill Creek es- Storage 1116sf Suite C; finished office space; lobby area with two
AND COVENANTS RE- states (an unrecorded sub- A public service office suites and filing/storage room; $1000/mo NNN
FERRED TO IN THAT division); thence go North message from the FTC
MASTER WARRANTY 00 degrees 33 minutes 13 and The News Herald [8501 322 Long Avenue_ ,, r
DEED; AND BEING MORE seconds East, along the ClassifiedAdvertising lOsf- move-in Ci~Lb b"S
PARTICULARLY DE- West boundary line of Department 229-8014 10semove / Flex Spa ce

-. Port St Joe Play in Vegas, Hang in LA, Climate and, Suite D, 110 Tra
229-8030 229-8014 Jet to New Yorkl Hiring Non-Climate 4250sf-PSJ Cominl Dpa~e
18-24 girls/guys.$400 800 Control Storage
Beautiful Refinished Antique Weekly. Paid expenses. Ulnts 110 Trade Circle West
Buffet stained Chocolate brown, Are you Energetic, Fun, & BOatIRV storage 2500sf-12500sf- PSJ Commerce Park, flex space,
j d with contemporary silver cooking for a Great Job. & onice space $5.25psf/NNN (incl. water/sewer)
hardware, beautiful raised flower 160 Cessna Drive

design, would make a great foyer merica's Mini torae Office Comlex +/- 5,000sf office/flex space; Adjacent to Costin Airport;
table, bedroom $7 per sf plus utilities and applicable sales tax; Inquire for
table, bedroom piece or dining "Business Center Now Leasing" possible incentives/concessions.
Excellent D & Lndsp room accent.........................$900
Excellent D & D Landscap Good Looking Antique Half Location Locationtio! Near the Portl 770 Hwy 98
Child care Mowing, Weeding, G d L g A 900sf +/- office flex space, Includes 450sf overhead stor-
Four child care slots open. Mulching &TreeTrimming Moon Hall table black.......$175 New brick offices with 12' x 12' office, age. $500 per month
Ages birth to five, Two an @ 227-8225 LIKENEW- AIWA Stereo,ath, Storage Closet,with easy For Sale
adults on premises, both CD/Cassette .........................$95 rate Bath, Storage Closet,- ith easy For Sale
vreisersry reliab lep Several Desksand Office access bay to a 24' x 40' warehouse 320 Marina Drive
Positions will fill Chairs ...................$50 each space. Gated, Secured 1 year lease at corner lot on entrance to Marina Cove, prime location
quickly.For more info. w/high visibility; .14 acres.
Please call 227-3051 lo- Commission-basedsell- LIKE NEW- quality oversized $550 per month, $550 deposit.
cated in Port St. Joe ig ton Eba Formore- falounger sofa............$125 or i be Marketed Exclusively by: 1
(or call to come by to formation call Dorothyat sye or GnaRoberts
pickup info. packet) (850) 899-0191 Misc End Tables, glass, wood or 850-229-6373
whicker.......................$65 each 850-228-8014 or 850- 258 4801 850-229-63

Thursday, April 30, 2009

BIRD BRAINS from page B1

"We see you!" John Huft and this third-graders train their binoculars on the
photographer. A grant from the Florida Ornithological Society funded the
binoculars and other bird watching equipment.





The materials pur-
chased by the grant, with
the exception of the inex-
pensive notebooks, will en-
able Huft to continue the
program for years to come.
For now, Huft strives to
make bird watching expe-
ditions something the stu-
dents look forward to.
"We go bird watching
about every two weeks or
so," he said. "We want it to
be something special; we
don't want to wear it out."
During their recent bird
watching expedition, Huft's
third-graders demonstrat-
ed an impressive knowl-
edge of birds.,
"Some of them go 'ca-
ca-ca-ca' the crows and
the woodpeckers do," said
Flower Loveless, who bus-
ily scanned her field guide
to demonstrate all the birds
she'd spotted through bin-
"Boy birds" are often
prettier than female birds,
she observed, and some
have plumage shaped like
"upside- down hearts."
Though she. was new
to bird watching, Heath
proved a quick study.
As she returned to her
classroom at the after-
noon's end, Heath looked
forward to sharing her ex-
perience with her mother.
"Now I can tell my mom
I found three birds," said a
smiling Heath, "a goldfinch,
robin and a blue jay."

In consulting her Peterson Field Guide for Young
Naturalists, Flower Loveless discovered that she'd
spotted a goldfinch.

Ethan Ellis intently scanned the sky for birds on a
recent afternoon. The students bird-watch once every
two weeks.

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Janna Miles has learned the physiology of birds by reading her field guide
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