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County approves budget cut

Three percent mid-year cut to help fund 2010/2011 budget

By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
Since taking over as Gulf
County commission chair-
man in January, Carmen
McLemore has repeatedly
stressed' the need for an

early budgeting process.
Last Tuesday, he un-
veiled his first effort to pre-
pare for the next fiscal year
by instituting a 3 percent
mid-year cut on all county-
funded budgets.,
McLemore's motion,

which passed 4-1, would
shift the three percent sav-
ings from constitutional of-
ficers' budgets and other
budget items into a reserve
The fund, which
McLemore estimated

would be in the "$350, a proactive stance. ers, except Nathan Peters,
$500,000 range," would -as- "We're facing some ma- Jr., who questioned the pro-
sist commissioners in fund- jor cuts on the county level posal's timeliness.
ing the 2010/2011 budget. and the state level. We've, "I don't think we're in
Citing an anticipated got to start somewhere," he trouble now," Peters said of
sharp decline in ad valorem said. the county's finances.
tax dollars, McLemore said The measure drew the'
commissioners were taking support of all commission- See BUDGET CUT A2

Mary and Albert Thames, Mr. Thames' nephew Robert Nedley said, wanted to give back to the
community who gave them so much. Here they are cutting their wedding cake in their Port St.
Joe jewelry store.

By Tim Croft
Star Ne'as Editor
Mary Thames spent much of her life as a
teacher, brought up to believe in the importance
of education.
And in death she sought to instill that belief in
generations to follow.
In her will, Thames bequeathed a property
on the eastern side of the El 'Governor Motel in
Mexico Beach to the Gulf County Scholarship
Program. The donation was transformed into
$200,000 cash upon its recent purchase, said
Robert Nedley, her nephew by marriage and ex-
ecutor of her will.
It is believed to be the largest single donation
to the Gulf County Scholarship Program which
was founded with seed money from the Jessie
Ball DuPont Fund in the mid-1980s.
To put it in perspective, since 1987 the
program has awarded more than $355,000 in
scholarships to hundreds of graduating high
school seniors. Thames' gift represents near-
ly 60 percent of that total.
The money will effectively become an en-
dowment, with the interest used each year
to provide scholarship money in the name of
Mary and Albert (her late husband) Thames.
"The documents I have indicate that this is
the largest donation the foundation has ever re-
ceived," said Port St. Joe High School guidance
counselor Ginger Bernal. "What a wonderful gift,
to the foundation, helping so many students earn
the opportunity for a post-secondary education."
Nedley said that while initially a bit surprised
by the size of the donation, the more he thought
about his aunt and her background the more it
made sense.
Thames was one of nine children from a family
-her father was a logger and farmer, her mother
a homemaker that instilled the value of getting
an education.
"They believed in education," Nedley said of
Ervin and Mary Ellzey, Thames' parents.
Mary Thames had a brother who lived to 104

and was a former teacher, school administrator
and school superintendent.
Thames earned degrees from Jones County
(Mississippi) Junior College and Mississippi Col-
lege, at a time when opportunities for women to
further their educations were far from abundant.
"This was the Depression period of time when
she was going to college," Nedley noted.
Mary Thames was long a teacher at the Doz-,
ier School for Boys in Marianna.- then a school
for homeless, abandoned and wayward children

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The Franklin County Courthouse is now
equipped with a digital video recording system
and X-ray unit purchased from state and federal
grants. The Gulf County courthouse currently has
no secure entrance and employs only two full-
time deputies assigned to the county and circuit

Commissioner addresses

courthouse security

By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer

The specter of a 23-year-old triple murder sur-
faced during last Tuesday's county commission
Commissioner Nathan Peters, Jr. told the board
that he'd recently visited the Franklin County court-
house, which has undergone several security up-
grades since last December.
Grants from the Florida State Office of Court Ad-
ministration and the Federal Department of Home-
land Security funded a state-of-the-art digital video
recording system to monitor the courthouse com-
plex from a remote site.
Additional dollars purchased new doors and a
tabletop X-ray unit used to scan items for weapons
and explosives.
The courthouse's front doors have been locked
since Dec. 1, 2009, with visitors entering through a
secure rear entrance guarded by an armed deputy.
Peters recalled the July 28, 1987, shooting in the
Gulf County Courthouse, which revealed significant

Mexico Beach elections set

By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
With three seats in play the slate for the upcom-
ing Mexico Beach municipal elections was finalized
with the close of candidate qualifying last Friday.
Election Day is April 20. Voter registration ends
on March 22 and early voting will take place from
8 a.m. until 5p.m. CT April 12-16.
Two of the three seats will be contested.
Lanny Howell, who was appointed to serve on an
interim basis in the Group 2 seat vacated when Cur-
tis Dale resigned early this year due to family health
issues, is unopposed and will become a standing
member of the council as of April 20.
He will serve the remaining one year on Dale's
term before being up for re-election next year.
The two incumbents up for re-election both drew
Gary Woodham will face off against John William
Hamilton, III to keep his Group 4 seat and Robert
Ginsburg will be challenged by Robert Pollock for
the Group 5 seat.
Each council member serves a two-year term.


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He urged commission- 3 percent held aside, should
,ers to sit down with consti- an emergency arise.
tutional officers to assess ., "Those aren't reserved
the employment impacts of or restricted funds. We'll
a 3 percent cut and "hold the still have access to them,"
reins on spending" in the he said. .
mean time. In other business:
"This needs to be work- *A St. Joe Beach resident
shopped before we make. addressed the commission
decisions. This could mean'at length to protest what he
somebody's job," he.said. described as exorbitant wa-
Peters noted that during ter bills.
his chairmanship last year, The man said his water
the commission cut almost bill increased from $25 to
10 percent without termi- ,,,$75 since switching from
nating any employees, a septic tank to the St. Joe
Billy Traylor offered Beach sewer system.
strong support for the mo- He.directed much of his
tion, saying, "The bottom ire at Williams, who prom-
line is there's not enough ised marginal fee increases
money to fund what we have to residents in a town hall
right now." meeting prior to the switch.
Traylor anticipated ad- Williams blamed the
ditional budget. cuts in the city of Port St. Joe for the
future. "Our idea is to keep increases, saying the city
cutting until we have ac- "had no rate study and no
complished our goals of not structure," in determining
having a tax increase." its water bills.
Commissioner Warren "We've been in this battle
Yeager said he'd recently for two years. We're not sit-
sat in on a conference call ting on the sidelines," Wil-
with members of the Small liams said.
County Coalition. Traylor said the county
The coalition also faced had been "duped by the
declining property values city" into partnering on theI
and increased mandates sewer project.
from the state to "fund cer- "I wasn't told there'd be a
tain programs on the backs 100 percent increase," said;
of local counties and prop- ,Traylor. "They can't justify
erty owners," Yeager noted. the rate increase to nobody.
Saying, "I'm already If I had to do it over again, I
a step ahead of you," wouldn't touch it."
McLemore assigned Yeager ,*McLemore asked the
the task of lobbying state board to consider creating
legislators for financial re- a landfill drop-off point in
lief. Wetappo Creek to make it
Commissioner Bill Wil- easier for residents on the
liams said the board was north end of the county to
"very committed" to not dispose of trash.
raising property taxes. He McLemore said the
lobbied for an impact analy- Wetappo site would also
sis to determine what ser- generate more dollars to the
vices could -potentially be landfill, which has taken ,in
impacted by the cuts. $41,000 since October 2009.
The lone constitutional' A White City resident
officer to address the issue urged the board to considerI
of budget cuts, Gulf County an adjustable rate or waiver
Sheriff Joe Nugent asked for those who could not af-
commissioners not to cut ford the current landfill
budget dollars already fees.
spent. The man, a single father
Williams assured Nugent with three small children,
that he could still dip into the said he has seen couches,

washing machines and
other furniture items in the
woods since the county be-
gan charging landfill fees.
Commissioners agreed
to consider the man's sug-
gestions, but made no ac-
*Williams reported hear-
ing numerous complaints
from fisherman concern-
ing public parking access in
WindMark Beach.
The fisherman, said Wil-
liams, claimed to have been
"run off" by members of the
homeowner's association.
He directed county attor-
ney Tim McFarland to con-
tact the St. Joe Company to
resolve the issue.
*Traylor read a letter he
wrote to Senator Bill Nel-
son and Congressman Allen
Boyd, urging them to con-
sider Gulf County's "shovel-
ready projects" in distrib-
uting the remainder of the
economic stimulus money.,
*Board members gave
a standing ovation to Gulf
County Health Department
director Doug Kent, who
will soon be helming the Bay
County Health Department.
Commissioners ap-
proved Williams' selection
as the board's representa-
tive on a committee tasked
to select a new health de-
partment director.
*Yeager asked McFar-
land to review the beach
driving ordinance, with an
eye toward a possible in-
crease in the current $15
He also asked McFarland
to review any liability issues
associated with horseback
riding on the beach, noting
that there had recently been
an accident. '
*McLemore commended
volunteers with the Wewahi-
tchka Search and Rescue
team, who spent long hours
recovering two bodies north
of Wewahitchka.
"These people are dedi-
cated. We're fortunate to
have that in Gulf County,"
McLemore said.



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Water wars

Tricked you. consumers a significant,
Probably thought part of the water coming
this was going to be from taps, causing folks
about the marathon to blanch a bit at reddish
"negotiations" hues and sometimes off-
concerning the putting smells.
Apalachicola- These are bumps
Chattahoochee-Flint to be expected with
River system and constructing and
the circles the bringing on line
states of Florida, such a facility and
Georgia and while the Florida
Alabama have Department of
danced for i' Environmental
decades without .I Protection has
approaching a provided positive
solution. input regarding
No, this war TIM CROFT the progress that
is going on in Star News Edifor has been made,
the county and the record of
involves the city the FDEP is not
of Port St. Joe's move to exactly one of solace for
a new water plant and those concerned about
the resultant impacts. their water.
To be clear, the city All in all, however,
was going to have to the city had essentially
do something about. no choice but to build
its water plant. The a new plant. Many of'
Northwest Florida Water the hurdles that have
Management District 'been encountered were
(NWFWMD) is trying to to be expected and the
get coastal communities city's staff at the plant
off the deep wells have done q wonderful
tapping the Floridan job in being, for lack
Aquifer and is all but of a better term, very
mandating alternative good customer service
sources. representatives at a
In this area, we difficult time while also
are fortunate to have laboring to the bring the
abundant surface water plant fully and efficiently
sources, including the on line:
Econfina Creek which There have been'
feeds Deer Point Lake other factors.
and sates the thirsts The city has
in Bay County, as well undertaken this
as the Chipola River, ambitious and
considered a more complicated task of
abundant source, short- bringing a new water
and long-term, than the plant up from the
Econfina. ground at a time when
The NWFWMD has the city and county are
assisted on funding partnering to install
for the canal that is new infrastructure
fed by the Chipola and throughout the south
meanders down to Port end of the county.
St. Joe and for the new From Highland
water plant. View to the Beaches
The plant itself is a to Beacon Hill to
state-of-the-art facility Overstreet to White
as it should be with City, new pipes for
a price tag over $21 water and sewer are
million and a marked going in or have gone in,
improvement over the representing millions
now crumbling building of dollars worth of
that passed for the old infrastructure.
plant. This has stretched
To gaze upon the focus, tempers, budgets
two across the road and the partnership
from each other is to itself to the limits,
gaze upon the march of nearly to the breaking
history., point in some instances.
But that is not to say Now, the city has
there have not been positioned itself to be
issues. a regional supplier of
The chemical balance water, but a key stepping
has been a tricky stone a rate study
proposition for staff at, is long overdue.
the plant though the complaint
acceptance testing now being heard around
currently underway the community is not 'so
should refine the much about the smell or
treatment process. color of the water as it is
The use of a rust the cost.
inhibitor has caused, This is'unnerving to
well, rust to loosen and
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The 3 percent solution

County commissioners have
decided that saving 3 percent today
might ease some fiscal headaches
down the road.
Last week at the urging of
commission chairman Carmen
McLemore, commissioners
approved an across-the-board
hold back of 3 percent of current
budgets for all departments and
constitutional officers.
The aim would be to save some
money in cash going forward to help
balm the wounds of what could be
an even tougher budget year than
last year.
And Mr. McLemore has already
stated that he has no intention of
overseeing "another" tax increase.
With the county potentially facing
a second-straight double-digit
decrease in property tax revenue,
2010-11 could be ugly.
But this is a commission that
seeks to trumpet the fact that
.it required five years after first
proposed to finally implement a
work order system and that they
generally maintained an onerous
status quo on taxing levels the past
several years.
Apparently after larding,
er, lording over the largest tax
increases in county history from
2001 to 2005, any failure on the
board's part to increase taxes by
double digits, percentage-wise, is an
achievement of note.
But if this commission is to argue
with straight faces that times have
changed and they have seen the
light, a 3 percent across the board
spending decrease seems like a lazy
way to go about reform.
That is simply akin to rewinding
to those heydays of the real estate
market when all commissioners
needed was to check how much
property values were going up
and calculate spending increases
If commissioners were serious
about rooting out the problems in
their budget they would be reducing

spending in proportion to the growth
of each department between 2001
and today.
What budgets grewjthe most?
Which the least?
Cut departments and
constitutional officers according to.
how many employees they added on
during the go-go years, and reduce
spending inversely to how spending
was increased line-by-line from 2001
forward. ,
Do that to arrive at a 3 percent
combined total, or the $500,000-plus
that 3 percent would represent in
Mr. McLemore's presentation.
That would be a fair and sage
way to go about trying to squirrel
some money away on the bottom
line for the next fiscal year when
that bottom line almost surely
will be whittled by the state and
federal governments in the form
of grants, mandates, etc. and
property values.
Instead the route chosen is an all
too familiar one.
In particular, the emphasis on ,
ensuring that constitutional officers
tow the line on the 3 percent cut.
Another example of the board's,
and in particular Mr. McLemore's,
seeming bone-in-the-craw.for the
constitutional officers, who if their
budgets are examined will be found
to be working with pretty much the
staff they were 10 years ago.
There might some fluctuations
here and there, for example the
sheriff no longer operates the jail
and there are no election mandates,
but by and large constitutional
officers have maintained lean
operations through the board's fat
And several years ago when a
state constitutional amendment
mandated certain reductions in
spending, constitutional officers in
general were first in the county to
step up.
However, there is one important
difference between constitutional
officers and commissioners

c- commissioners face 20 percent
of the voters in the county;
constitutional officers 100 percent.
Those are the numbers that
provide constitutional officers
higher ground, and as everybody
learned in school the way bullies
operate is to bring everybody down
a notch or two to their level.
So this populist rhetoric of fiscal
restraint diverges from substance
pretty quickly under a microscope.
If there was actually 3 percent
of fat in the county budget, why not
trim it last year?
Will $500,000 really place a
proverbial finger in anyfiscal dyke
'the county encounters next year
when revenues figure to be even
In a budget that totals out over
$31 million, $500,000 is practically
pocket change, barely over 1.5
percent of the total budget. -
And isn't mandating that
department heads or constitutional
officers plead to the board if they
need back any of this sliced 3
percent before the fiscal year runs
out little more than moving that
$500,000 to under the purview of the
Board of County Commissioners,
adding another $500,000 to its
budget, whether on a reserve line
or not?
Finally, underscore the fact that
these are officials elected by one-
fifth of registered voters telling
officials elected by all voters in the
county how to spend their already
From Washington'to Tallahassee
to the Gulf County Courthouse
Annex government seems to be of
one ilk a world apart from the
rest of us.
A 3 percent cut in spending,
effectively a mid-year moving of
money from one budget line to
another and nothing more, seems
more a sound byte than a solution
to the fiscal ills facing the county or
relieving the taxpayers' burden.

Will was a 'hooey' expert

I watched a news
channel the other night
where the commentator
with the perfect white
,teeth was interviewing
a Republican
lawmaker from
Wyoming or
Montana (I can't
tell those two
states apart). Well,
naturally, since
there is some kind
of law that says you KE
can't have a show
without "equal" COL
time, she also had a 'lnk
junior congressman
from the northeast with
them as the Democratic
' They both rambled for
a while. Then they made
statements aimed mostly
at the other party. Then
they got mad. One of them
mentioned Jefferson.
The other countered with
Lincoln. Both shouted a
little. The news anchor did
zilch to calm the waters.
Little or no substance was
interjected by anyone. They
raved on longer than their
intelligence level allowed.
Everyone thanked each
other at the end. All smiled
for the camera as we faded
to another (and seemingly
endless) wireless phone
I thought of Will Rogers.
Now, ole Will could have
made some sense out of
what those two fellows just
said. Or, at the very least, he
would have put his personal
spin on it that would have
given us a little laugh ... and
added some keen insight
and perspective on what
the heck they were arguing
Maybe America's
problem is that Will ain't
here. He died in a plane
crash up near Point Barrow,
Alaska, in 1935. He was well

acknowledged in his time
as the foremost humorist
of his day. "Poet 'Lariat' of
the Common Man" was his
unofficial title. I think he was
much more than
that In the 1920's
and 30's, he had his
finger on the pulse
of this great nation.
In his Oklahoma
"down home" poke
at America he got
LEY it right more often
than not.
BERT And Iknow what
r down you are thinking,
different era. Will
was writing in a Golden
Age that fell into the Great
Depression. Calvin Coolidge
was president for goodness
sakes! Social security hadn't
been created. We'd already
had the war to end all wars.
Will couldn't be relevant or
effective today. His political
humor would be way out
of touch. No way would he
be as insightful, accurate
or beloved by an entire
,world if he were "picking
on" government and their
shenanigans today.
You're probably right.
But just for fun, let's give
Will a chance.
Here's an excerpt (and
if I am breaking all forms
of copyright law here, I
apologize profusely to Mr.
Rogers and whoever is still
making money off of him)
from a piece Will wrote in,
I believe, 1931 on the art
of politics, "We have been
staggering along now about
155 years under every
conceivable horse thief that
could get into office, and yet
we are, still going strong. I
doubt if Barnum's Circus, or
Hagenbeck's Wild Animalk
Show have housed as many
different kinds of species as
has been in our Government
employ during its existence.
Yet as bad as they are they

can't spoil it, and as good as
they are they can't help it...
A good man can't do nothing
in office because the system
is against him. And a bad
one can't do anything for the
same reason. So bad as we
are, we are better off than
any other nation, so what's
the use to worry?"
I hope, trust and pray
that Will is still right!
I pondered over what.
I had just heard on the
news show and another
Rogers's quote came to
mind, "Common sense is
not an issue in politics, it's
an affliction." Will also said,
"Neither is honesty an issue
in politics. It's a miracle ..."
And he would have had
a field day with the two
opposing political parties
so blatantly squaring off
in every newspaper, TV
interview, town hall meeting
and coffee shop debate
where they can scurry up
a crowd. He once said, "If
we didn't have two parties,
we would all settle on the
best men in the country
and things would run fine.
But as it is, we settle on the
worst ones and then fight
Does a little truth ring
with that one? How about
this, "If you eliminate
the names of Lincoln,
Washington, Roosevelt,
Jackson and Wilson, both
parties' political conventions
would get out three days
Will covered the
conventions in 1928 and
had this to report, "The
Republican Convention
opened with a prayer. If the
Lord can see his way clear
to bless the Republican
Party the way it's been
carrying on, then the rest
of us ought to get it without
even asking for it."
At one Democratic

National Convention Will
wrote, "Ah! They was
Democrats today, and we
were proud of'em. They
fought, they fit, they split,
and adjourned in a dandy
wave of dissension. That's
the old Democratic spirit.
A whole day wasted and
nothing done. I tell you, they
are getting back to normal

Will also wrote, "The
Republicans have a habit of
having three bad years and
one good one, and the good
one always happens to be
election year."
Let's close with this
and you decide if Will
Rogers's wit and wisdom
was contained to the mere
period of his life. "When a
party can't think of anything
else they always fall back
on lower taxes, but no
voter has lived to see the
day when his taxes were
lowered. Presidents have
been promising lower taxes
since Washington crossed
the Delaware by hand in
a low boat, but our taxes
have gotten bigger and their
boats have gotten larger
until now the President
crosses the Delaware in his
private yacht."
I'd loved to get Will on
"Face the Nation" today and
let him take a crack at the
foolishness that abounds
in Washington. He would
deride the rhetoric as
"applesauce" and "hooey"
He'd say enough of the
preening, porkbarrellng and
finger pointing! He wouldn't
lose faith in this nation or
our system. But he'd tell
them "horse thieves" and
"circus acts" to get their
heads out of the sand and
help us a little.
Now, we'd all vote for

Will and Kes



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Letters/ Local

Thursday, February 18, 2010

EDUCATION from page A1

- where she met and
married her first husband,
also a teacher as well as a
coach at Dozier.
After her husband died
suddenly, Thames retired
and moved, along with a
half dozen or so other fac-
ulty members at Dozier to
Mexico Beach.
She then met Albert
Thames, a divorcee, and
married him. The couple
operated Thames Jewelry
Store in Port St. Joe for
"They were both very
civic minded and were
very grateful for all the
community had done for
them," Nedley said. "They
wanted to give back."
Albert died in 1998 and
Mary Thames lived to be
92 before passing away
last June.
"With her background
in education, her brother
being a superintendent,
and there were a number
of nieces and nephews who
went into education, the
more I thought about (the
donation)', with her back-
ground and experiences at
Dozier, that sentiment and
love of education I believe
compelled her to make this
donation," Nedley said.
"Neither Mary or Albert
had children. They wanted
to give back to the commu-
nity that had given them so
much. I really think it was
both of them in my. heart.
They didn't do what they
didn't talk about."
In an odd bit of coinci-
dence or fate, depending
on one's viewpoint, the
subject property was piur-
chased by the daughter,
and her husband, of the
physician at Dozier School
during Thames' time

Special to The
Mary Maude Thamres
was 92 when she passe
away last June, leaving
a lasting legacy to Gulf
County public school

The Gulf County Sch
arship Program is ava
able to all students in Gu
District Schools. Start
in seventh grade, a st
dent can earn points t
ward scholarship mon
upon graduation through
attendance, acader
achievement, complete
specified standardiz
tests and parent particip
tion in PTO and approve
The program has b
come a state and nation
model and has been t
subject of articles in U
AToday, The New Yo
Times, The Christian S
ence Monitor and a sle
of other newspapers ai
media outlets.
"Aunt Mary wou
be pleased and it hel
the foundation in that
doesn't have to go into ti
rental business," Nedl
said with a chuckle.
"It expands the oppo(
tunities for students," Be
nal said. "What a gift."

April 15 is right around
the corner. If a chill just
went down your spine,
chances are you haven't yet
organized your income tax
paperwork, let alone filed
your return.
Even if you can't file
or pay your taxes by April.
15, it's vital to at least
TO I request an extension by
Sta then; otherwise, the penalty on
taxes owed increases dramatic
ed generally an additional 5 perc
of taxes owed for each month ,
you're late, plus interest, up to a
maximum penalty of 25 percent.
However, if you file your return
or request ah extension by April
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KLATTERING from paoe A4

many on several levels.
The economy, and
therefore, pardon the
phrase, liquid cash, is
tight. Many in the county
are on fixed incomes.
Secondly, city
commissioners asked
repeatedly at the time of
the proposed building of
the plant, to engineers, to
the former mayor, to the
lead city attorney at the
time, how was this all to
be paid?
There were.
assurances that then-
current water users
would not see much of an
increase; that through
grants, a deal on tap fees
for WindMark Beach with
The St. Joe Company
and the like, the city was
going'to be sufficiently
flush to build the new
That proved incorrect.
Finally, people are
seeing their water bills
explode by 30 percent and
more without knowing
or understanding the
And, as one
commissioner offered
recently, contending that
the water bill could be a
whole lot more is not a
comforting reply.
The city needs to find
the money and undertake

a rate study on water as
soon as possible.
The skyrocketing
water rates are angering
consumers, poisoning
an already poisonous
relationship with the
county and opening
the city and its elected
officials to criticism that
is likely undeserved.
While covering
the State House in
Tallahassee for several
years, I observed first-
hand the growing water
wars going on between
neighbors around Tampa
and St. Petersburg.
.spreading west to
GiVen the resources
of the region the.
possibilities of such spats
seemed remote, but not,
any more.
By stepping into thle
future city officials,
rightly or wrongly, have
taken a bath in ill will ahd
pointed questions due to
the lack of a rate study to
justify what is happening
to water bills.
The sooner that
situation is rectified the
sooner attentions can be
diverted to other pressing
. The last thing this
county needs is its own
version of a water war.

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in 2009 and hadn't owned
one during the previous
three years, you may be
eligible for a credit of up to
$8,000; in addition, existing
homeowners who bought
JASON a new primary residence
after Nov. 7, 2009, may also
ALDERMAN be eligible for a credit of up
to $6,500. Eligibility rules
and deadlines are complicated,
lly, so read "First-Time Homebuyer
;ent Credit" at for details.
New vehicle tax deduction.
If you bought a new (not used)
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state and local sales and excise.
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t if you don't itemize deductions.
e Read "Sales Tax Deduction for
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9- Expanded college tax credit.
re For 2009 and 2010, Hope
Scholarships have been replaced
fy: by the more robust American
Opportunity Tax Credit.
Enhancements include:
K Maximum tax credit increases
to $2,500.
Credits can, now be claimed for
rest all four years of undergraduate
ty. college, instead of only the first
aind Those with modified adjusted
gross income under $80,000
($160,000 for joint filers) qualify

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between $80,000 and $90,000
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Lower-income families who
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to 40 percent of the credit amount,
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Read "American Opportunity
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Unemployment benefits.
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Numerous free or low-cost
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Letter to the EDITOR

Conference a success
Dear Editor,
I want to take this opportunity
to thank the many merchants
and citizens of Gulf County for
the tremendous support you each
gave to help make the February
12th Celebration of Young Women
Athletes' Conference such a
First to Paula Denton who
planned the menu with no thought
given toimaking it easy for
'herself, worked selflessly through
the night to cook an amazing cajun
meal for the 90 girls, guests
and speakers. We thank you. The
girl's loved it and said," It was the
In this struggling economy and
trying times we are especially
grateful to the merchants who
helped. George Duren and the
staff of the Piggly Wiggly rescued
us at the last moment by finding
28 quarts of chicken stock and
teaching me that I need never go
out of town to buy groceries again
without first letting the folks at
the Pig first make a bid for our
event. His donation was sincerely
appreciated as is his generosity to
the organizations and schools in
our area. Patti Blalock from Sunset
Coastal Grill furnished the girls
favorite rolls, baking them and
sending them, hot, to the college,
with butter included. Mary Lou
Cumbie furnished the world's best
brownies for the event. Lynne
Carr squeezed us in,at the last

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minute, and on Valentine's Day,
and created a beautiful bouquet
to help. us honor one of our girls.
For door prizes we want to thank
Active Styles Tanning Salon, Active
. Styles Hair Salon, Amanda's Bistro,
Coastal Fitness Center, Emerald
Coast Jewelry, JC Nails, Joseph's
Cottage, Peppers Mexican
Restaurant, Persnickety, Portside
Trading Company, Sassy Nails, The
Fuss, Trendy Handbags and Vision
Brenda Galloway and the staff
of the Gulf/Franklin Center of Gulf
Coast Community College were so
welcoming to our young women and
Mark Lamberson, especially, helped
organize the site and arrange the
AV equipment. This year we were
so appreciative of the support of.
Gregg Wolfe, Athletic Director at
Gulf Coast Community College who'
exemplified the "Community" in the
college's name. He helped us recruit
Coach Mary Scovell and Dr Carrie
Baker as speakers for the day,
sent door prizes from the athletic
department and made it possible
for us to offer new and exciting
opportunities for our young women
Jenny Mercuri brought her
expertise to the conference and
introduced the girls to Yoga. She
graciously gave her time so that
young women athletes could
learn the art of relaxation
and letting go of stress, skills they
can use in athletic competitions
and academic testing.
Coach Wayne Taylor spent

hours of his personal time
providing layout and desigrl for
the' program and creating a Play
Like A Girl DVD spotlighting .
women's sports in Gulf County. His
contributions added a real touch
of class to our efforts. Tim Wilder,
Gulf County Superintendent of
Schools, Principals Debbie Baxley,
Wewahitchka High School and
Duane McFarland, Port St. Joe
High School and the teachers and
staffs of both schools, we thank
you. It is because of your continued
support of this event and other
activities of the Women Athletes
Supporting Women Athletes
organization that we are able to
provide valuable opportunities and
new experiences in women's sports.
And finally, a personal thanks
from me to the members of Women
Athletes Supporting Women
Athletes organization: Tammy
Cannington, Joan Cleckley, Kim
Kurnitsky, Lisa Logan, Heather
. Luckarift, and Natalie Shoaf.
Your commitment continues to
make such a difference in the
lives of every female athlete. I am
constantly amazed at what you are
able to accomplish. Thank you for
your efforts and for your continuing
support of our dreams for the
young women whose lives we are
fortunate enough to touch.
To all of the above, thank you
all for helping us SUPPORT and
CELEBRATE the young women
athletes in Gulf County._
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Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010 ww w.starf 1. co m Page 6

PSJ routs North

Florida Christian


Kayla Parker led the Lady Tiger Sharks with 23 points on Tuesday night

Lafayette turns

back Port St. Joe

By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
During a game that often more
resembled a track meet, Lafay-
ette sprinted enough early to
glide to the tape.
The Lady Hornets (23-6) shot
lights out in the first half and sur-
vived a frenetic Port St. Joe (22-3)
rally in the fourth quarter to win
a Region 1-2A girls basketball
semifinal 69-55. In the process,
they earned their sixth' straight
trip to a region final.
Lafayette, which has been to
the last five Region 2-2A finals
and finished as state runner-up
two years ago, carved out the win
Tuesday night with two critical
The game tied 12-12 late in the
first quarter, senior guard Sun-
shine Reid (18 points, 14 in the
first half) came alive during a 12-0
run bridging the first and second
Kelsey Land (18 points) added
one of her three dagger 3-point-
ers and the Lady Tiger Sharks
were in an unfamiliar hole.
More importantly, it was Port
St. Joe making mistakes (11 first-
half turnovers) while Lafayette
was clogging the passing lanes

and negating the Lady Tiger
Sharks' height advantage with
"Not to take anything away
from (Port St. Joe), but this is the
way we have to play. Against the
(Gainesville) EK. Yonges and Bu-
chholzs, we have to run. We like
the open court," Lafayette coach
Jimmy Blankenship said.
Port St. Joe was running into
chances, but the ball was not fall-
ing or the extra pass was made
and the ball bobbled.
Mariah Johnson helped keep
it close with 15 of her 21 points
coming in the paint, but the Lady
Tiger Sharks did not operate in
their half-court offense and La-
fayette controlled tempo.
Lafayette led 40-29 at half-
"The running game, the chanc-
es were there we were just not
capitalizing," Port St. Joe coach
Kenny Parker said. "And this is
not the time of year you have nine
lives to go home and fix it and
come back tomorrow and play.
"We were out of sync. We dug
too big a hole."
The second key run of the
game came with just under five
minutes in the third quarter
when the Lady Hornets, fueled

by Cartesha Macklin (19 pointss),
went on a, 9-2 tear, including a 6-0
gash that opened a 56-36 cushion.
The Lady Tiger Sharks an-
swered with their one sustained
run, scoring the first nine points
of the final quarter as Kayla Park-
er (game-high 23 points) took
over and Port St. Joe closed to 59-
49 with possession.
But the Lady Tiger Sharks
failed to convert twice on offense
and Lafayette closed out the win
at the free-throw line.
"I told :another coach today
that for you to beat us you are go-
ing to have to play a great game
because we were playing pretty
well," Coach Parker said. "Once
you are running smooth and you
get out of sync, it is hard to back
to running smooth again.
"The best team does not al-
ways win, but the best team won
LHS (69)
R. Reid 4 0-0 8, S. Reid 8 3-6 18,
Macklin 5 8-12 19, Givens 1 0-0 2,
Land 8 2-2 18, Brown 2 0-0 4. To-
tals:28 13-20 69.
PSJ (55)
K. Parker 9 5-10 23, A. Parker
0 0-1 0, Lewis 0 0-0 0, Larry 2 0-0
4, Smith 0 0-0 0, Johnson 10 1-2 21,
Warren 3 1-2 7. Totals: 24 7-15 51.

By im Croft
Star News Editor
North Florida Christian
tried to press the attack for
the opening nine minutes
of Thursday's Region 1-2A
Port St. Joe simply
pushed into another gear.
The result was a 51-15
victory for the Lady Tiger
Sharks (22-2) who now host
Lafayette Mayo at 7 p.m. ET
on Tuesday in the region fi-
nal four. .
The Lady Eagles (11-14),
missing their starting point
guard and leading scorer
Milan Clayton due to a knee
injury and starting three
middle-schoolers, clawed
their way back from an early
deficit to pull even at 11-11
with 6:52 left in the second
They did so due to some
sharpshooting by Rosanna
Jenije, a seventh-grader who
hit a 3-pointer and' corner
jumper as part of a 7-0 run.
The Lady Eagles were
forcing turnovers Port
St. Joe had an uncharac-
teristic nine in the opening
half and running with the
older and bigger Lady Tiger
"We looked to attack,"
said NFC coach Guniyat
Adeduntan. "I have a young
team and they played hard."
But at that juncture Port
St. Joe upped the ante by
adding a trap press to its
patented 2-3/match-up zone
"We made some defen-
sive stops, but their press got
to us. We knew that is who
they are," said Adeduntan.
NFC would nqt score
again until 2:40 remained in
the third quarter as the Lady
Sharks reeled off the last 13
points in the first half and the
first 10 points of the second.
Senior point guard Kayla
Parker keyed the first half

run with three steals one
off a pass blocked by her sis-
ter, freshman Alyssa Parker
- and six of her 14 points.
She added two assists as
Mariah Johnson (a game-
high 18 points) added four
points and Naomi Warren
three, the pair punctuating
the half with six-foot base-
line jumpers from either side
of the basket.
The second half sprint
was more of the same with
Tiara Smith and Fanequa
Larry joining the pace.
"I tell them not to get
pumped up, that all we need
to do is what we do," said
Port St. Joe coach Kenny
Parker. "But they came out a
little antsy. They just needed
to calm down.
"I knew (NFC) would run
out of gas.'We try to dictate'
the tempo."
The young Lady Eagles
meanwhile had trouble with
the ball once the press kicked
in, committing 22 turnovers
for the game, and found
unkind rims in the second
half, symbolized by the final
two shots of the game, Lady
Eagle free throws that spun
around the iron and slipped
North Florida did not
score in the final period and
Port St. Joe substituted free-
ly from their rotation of eight
as the Lady Tiger Sharks fin-
ished the win on a 15-0 run.
"We've got them all be-
lieving," Coach Parker said.
"And we just need to do what
we do in practice."
NFC (15) -Renard 10-0 2,
Jeniji 3 0-0 7, Barber 0 0-040,
McLemore 0 0-0 0, Whatley
1 0-0 2, McNeil 1 0-0 2, Mc-
Queen 1 0-0 2. Totals: 7 0-0
PSJ (51) K. Parker 6 2-4
14, A. Parker 1 1-2 3, Lewis 0
0-0 0, Larry 2 0-0 4, Smith 2 0-
"0 4; Johnson 9 0-0 18, Warren
2 1-2 6, Spilde 1 0-0 2. Totals:

Mariah Johnson (22) had a game-high 18 points
and nine rebounds as Port St. Joe beat Tallahassee
North Florida Christian in the region quarterfinals
last Thursday.

Lady Sharks fall in opener

By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
Port St. Joe opened the
softball season in unfamil-
iar territory, falling 7-1 last
Thursday at Marianna.
Untimely errors and a
lack of hitting proved fatal,
Coach Jim Belin said.
Marianna scored four in
the third inning and three
more in the fourth to build

a lead that would hold up.
The Lady Sharks an-
swered with one run in
the fourth inning with
Cassie Tullis scoring on a
fielder's .choice from Kris-
ti Davis.
Tullis, Tiffany Varnes
and Katie Lacour had Port
St. Joe's three hits.
Davis, who started on
the mound, gave up seven
runs, four earned, on five

hits, striking out five and
walking three in four in-
Katie Gardner came on
in relief and pitched two
shutout innings, allowing
one hit and walking one
while striking out four.
The Lady Sharks host
Bay at 7 p.m..ET on Mon-
day and travel to Liberty
County next Thursday for
'a 7 p.m. district game.

Chiles and Walker second at Gainesville meet

Special to the Star
Two Port St. Joe ath-
letes went to Gainesville
and competed in the 3rd
Annual Jimmy Carnes In-
vitational Indoor Track &

Field Meet at the Univer-
sity Of Florida on Jan. 30.
Celeste Chiles was sec-
ond in the girls' shot put for
her age division (9-10) with
a distance of 18'10", a per-
sonal best. ,

Megan Walker won sec-
ond in the girls' pole vault
for her age division (15-16)
with a vault of 10'2".
Both Chiles and Walk-
er received silver medals
for their accomplishments.





Thursday, February 18, 2010 w w w. starfl 1. corm Page 7

rPort St. Joe falls

in region finals-

PSJ beats Franklin County for

By David Adlerstein
Florida Freedom Newspapers

BRISTOL Franklin County hung
around long enough to have a shot,
but Port St. Joe held off the pres-
sure from it rival to ease to 60-
51 win Saturday night and claim
the, District 3-2A boys' basketball.
The Tiger Sharks padded an
8-0 regular-season district record
by winning their 17th consecutive
district tournament title. They eas-
ily brushed aside Liberty County
on the Bulldogs' home floor Friday
The Seahawks (17-9) came out
in a half-court 1-3-1 trap, Which at
times kept Port St. Joe (23-4) off
balance. But the Tigers Sharks
lived up to their No. 1 seed,
"Just a good hard-fought win,"
-was how Port St. Joe coach Derek
Kurnitsky described the outcome.
"One of those playoff kind of gut-
check games."
Raheem Clemons scored eight
of his game-high 21 points in the
fourth quarter for Port St. Joe.
Calvin Pryor added 17 points and
eight rebounds, Roman Quinn had
10 points and Darrell Smith eight
Clemons' 3-pointer at the buzzer
extended the Tiger Sharks' lead to
12-8 after one quarter. With Pryor
and Clemons leading the way, that
expanded to 35-22 at halftime.
Even with leading scorer Aus-
tin O'Neal on the bench with three
fouls throughout much of the third
quarter, the Seahawks rallied. They

Raheem Clemons, in white, had a game-high 21 points against
Franklin County as Port St. Joe won its 17th straight district title.

continued their trapping pressure,
and surged behind O'Neal and Ar-
ron Prince to get within 45-35 after
three quarters.
A basket by Trekale Turrell
on O'Neal's assist drew Frank-
lin County as close as 45-40 with
five minutes 'to go. But Clemons
made four consecutive free throws

down the stretch to keep the Tiger
Sharks in charge.
O'Neal finished with 19 points
and Prince had 13 for Franklin
Port St. Joe will host the District
4-2A runner-up Jefferson .County
on Thursday in the first round of
the region tournament. ,

Pryor, Smith named All-State players

Star Staff Report
Junior Calvin Pryor and
senior Darrell Smith of Port
St. Joe High School were
named last week to the
Class 1A first team all-state
football team by the Florida
Sportswriters Association.
Pryor was named first
team offense as an athlete
after a season in which he

line up at
quarterback, running back,
wide receiver, kick returned

and defensive back for the
Tiger Sharks.
Pryor rushed for over
800 yards, passed for an-
other 400-plus and was
a weapon in the passing
and return game. Against
Franklin County he scored
five touchdowns offensively,
defensively and. on special
Smith, a University of

Arkansas signee, was first
team at linebacker after
a season in which he reg-
istered 110 total tackles.
Smith was second team
last year after totaling 154
He was second in the
area in tackles behind a
player from much-bigger
Arnold High School in Pan-
ama City Beach.

By Derek Redd
Tallahassee Democrat /
School boys soccer
player Lincoln Lewis is
no stranger to the back
of a net. He's scored 30
goals this season, but his
last two were the most
Lewis scored twice.
and assisted on the
Marauders' third goal
Saturday afternoon, as
Maclay defeated Port St.
Joe 3-0 to win its second
straight Region 1-2A title.
The Marauders .(21-2-
1) will face Tampa Prep
on Thursday at, Pepin
Stadium in Tampa in the
state semifinals.:
"We knew .we'd be a
decent team, but we didn't
know how good we'd be,"
said Lewis, who also has
20 assists. "Arid maybe a
quarter of the way through
the season something just
clicked and we realized
we had a chance to go
back again."
Lewis scored in the
27th minute, finding the
bottom right corner off
Sam Stockstill's assist.
The Marauders took that
1-0 lead into halftime,
as the Tiger -Sharks (10-
7-2) maintained a tough
"You have to credit
Port St. Joe,", Maclay
coach Andy Warner said.
"They closed us down
and pressured and put

in a third forward early
on. We looked unsettled
in the back, and we kind
of settled down about 20
minutes in."
This was the furthest a
Port St. Joe soccer team,
boys or girls, hadadvanced
in the postseason.
Maclay put the game
aWay in the second half
with two goals in about
one minute. The first
came from Lewis, assisted
by Adam McCabe on a
corner kick in ithe 47th
minute. Then Lewis found
Stockstill on a corner
kick and Stockstill scored
his second goal of the
The Sharks got a
spiritedperformance from
keeper Austin Howse.
The sophomore recorded
10 saves under constant
pressure from. Maclay's
offense. Port St. Joe
coach Gary Hindley said
the Marauders' technical
prowess was too much to
It also didn't help that
the Sharks lost junior
Jared Arnold, tied for the
team lead in scoring, in
the second half after his
second yellow card.
"The better team won
today," Hindley said.
"Their movement off the
ball caused us a lot of
problems. It was more
than we had up to this
point as far as an opponent
is concerned, and it
confused our marking.",

Port St. Joe Middle

School opens baseball

season with wins

Star Staff Report
Port St. Joe' Middle
School's baseball team
opened its regular season
with a pair of wins against
Hosford on Feb. 4 only to
fall in a close game against
Blountstown on Feb. 11,
In the A squad game,
Port St. Joe won 11-2 behind
the pitching of Jarkeice Da-
vis and Bryan Powell.
' Davis went 2 1/3 innings
while giving up two runs
and three hits and Powell
came on to go 3 2/3 shut-
out innings, allowing three
Cole Cryderman was 2
for 4 with two runs scored
and Chase Nichols was 2
for 4 with two RBIs to lead
the Shark attack.
Bryce Godwin and Walt
Wilder were 2 for 4, Davis
scored twice while going 2
for 4 and Powell also had
two runs and two hits in

Rish named to
Star Staff Reports
Senior Port St. Joe High
School golfer Grant Rish
has been named to the
first-team All-Big Bend as
selected by the Tallahas-
see Democrat.
Rish. either tied for
first or won outright each
of the 10 tournaments or
matches in which he played
during the season and be-
came the first Gulf County

four at-bats.
Port St. Joe won the B
squad game 5-2.
A game against Franklin
County on Feb. 5 was rained
out and.,rescheduled and
the Sharks are at Franklin
County and Wakulla this
On Feb. 11, the Sharks
hosted Blountstown and
fell 6-5..
Powell led Port St. Joe
with a double and RBI in
three at-bats.
Powell started on the
mound and went 5 2/3 in-
nings, .allowing nine hits
and six runs, three earned,
while striking out seven
and walking no one.
Davis finished the final
1/3 of an inning without al-
lowing a hit.
A game against Grand
Ridge scheduled for this
past Monday was canceled
due to weather and will be
today at 4 p.m.

) All-Big Bend
prep golfer to
qualify for the
state tourna-
ment after
winning the
district and
finishing in a
three-way tie
RISH for the region
medalist hon-
Rish went on to finish
26th at the state tourna-

Baseball Camp cancelled.
A baseball camp led by Pbrt St. Joe High
School coach T, C. Brewer and scheduled to
begin Monday has been cancelled:

A8 I The Star

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Thursday, February 18, 2010


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supplies remain property of "the Company".
2. The Customer agrees to show responsibility and concern for the theft and destruction of company property. The
Customer agrees to reimburse for property that is destroyed or stolen. Prices will be based on Its current retail
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3. If the customer or its legal successor should terminate this agreement before the anniversary date, the company
will be at 50% of the weekly rental rate at the time of termination for the remainder of the Contract period.
However, in the event that the company fails to provide service as per conditions, the contract will be void. The
company will be allowed 30 days to correct any deficiencies.
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All Accounts overdue thirty (30) days shall bear interest at 1 h% per month from the date of the original billing.
5. This service agreement is effective as of this date and shall remain in effect for thirty six (36) months from the
dateof. installation. I
6. No credit issued for normal vacation and sickness. In the case of an extended illness, the company representative
must be notified and the appropriate uniforms must be returned.
7. In the event that environmental laws render the performance of this agreement impractical, it shall terminate.
8. Each employee will have up to three (3) days after their route day to return their garments to the office location
To receive their garments back the following week.
9;: The company will pay for the cost of the current emblem being used by the City on as needed basis.
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flaws in courthouse secu-
Reeling from a bitter
divorce, 62-year-old Clyde
Melvin murdered Circuit
Judge Wilson Lamar Bai-
ley, attorney Tom Ingles,
former sister-in-law Peggy
Ann Paulk and attempted to
murder his ex-wife Eleanor
Inez Huckeba, following an
alimony-modification hear-
ing in Bailey's, chambers.
At the time, the court-
house had only one part-
time bailiff and no metal
detecting devices of any
"I was here on this board
when that 'shooting took
place and several people
got killed," Peters said. "It
was a terrible situation and
it could happen again."
Two deputies, are cur-
rently assigned to the Gulf
Couhty Courthouse to pro-
vide security for the county
and circuit judges.
Before entering the sec-
ond-floor courtroom, visi-
tors must pass through a
stationary metal detector.
Deputies also have hand-
held wands.
Peters suggested that
the county install an addi-
tional metal detector' at the
front entrance and assign a
third deputy to man it.
The rear doors, cur-'
rently open to all visitors,.
should be locked, Peters
said, with a wheelchair
ramp installed at the front
door to accommodate the
) "I think it may be a good
idea for us. It'll make that'
courthouse safer," Peters

In interviewing the
Franklin County deputy as-
signed to the X-ray unit, Pe-
ters said the device has al-
ready intercepted five'guns
since last December.
"Gulf County ain't no bet-
ter than Franklin with the
guns," Peters remarked.,
Gulf County Sheriff Joe
Nugent told Peters, "I to-
tally agree with you.".
He said he had made
several previous requests
for enhanced .courthouse
security, but had been'
turned down due to budget-
ary restrictions.
Clerk of Courts Becky
Norris was working in the
courthouse's finance of-
fice at the time of the 1987
shooting and took cover in
the vault.
Improving courthouse
security would require a
financial commitment on
the board's behalf, but Nor-
ris noted, "You can't put a'
price on safety."
The board made no ac-
tion on the issue.

Cost prohibitive
Citing budgetary restric-
tions, the county has never
fully complied with Admin-
istrative Order No. 2007-00-
05, signed May 9, 2007, by
Chief Judge William Wright
of the Fourteenth Judicial
, The order specifies
that any person entering
a courthouse must, pass
through a metal detector or
hand-held scanning device.
The order also requires
that all courthouse per-.
sonnpl enter through a

separate secured person-
nel entrance (if applicable)
or, if they choose to enter
through the main entrance,
must show a courthouse ID
badge bearing their photo
to avoid security screen-
Upon receiving the or-
der, the commissioners
instructed attorney Tim
McFarland to plead the
county's financial case.
According to county
administrator Don Butler,
Wright asked the county
to secure the county and
circuit judges', .safety, and
waived the. other security
Though still under the
administrative order, the
county has not been com-
pelled to install an addi-
tional: metal detector or
secure' the courthouse's
In an interview on Mon-
day, Butler said manpower
is the real stumbling block,
and ndt the price of the
equipment, which could be
purchased in part using a
Small Courthouse Grant.
Costs for a metal de-
tector and computerized
swipe-card system for
personnel would be "one-
time, non-recurring costs,"
Butler said, but increasing
manpower in tough eco-
nomic times saddles the
county, with a continuous
financial burden.
' "I don't think you'll see
anybody in the next year or
two adding any manpow-
er," he said.
Butler said the focus
remains on securing the
judges' safety.

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'Jump, hang and shoot'

By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
The Women Athletes Support-
ing Women Athletes (WASWA)
was in full throat last Friday dur-
ing the annual Celebration of
Young Women Athletes.
Throughout the day, as speak-, --
ers moved to the podium, as door ,
prizes were awarded, and just as
a signal of the camaraderie and
empowerment the conference
embodies, one could hear. the
WASWA yell, a kind of cross be- ,
tween a turkey's gobble and Na- "
tive American war cry.
"That means there are women
in the room who are supporting TIM CROFT I The Stm
these young ladies," said. Zebe GCCC women's basketball coach Roonie Scovel goes over the
Schmitt of WASWA and a dingfundamentals of the jump shot, which also life.
force behind the annual celebra-s MP
tory conference. "At a basketball
game or a softball game, when The lessons gleaned from learn- there in life, fight for it and mak
they hear that yell, they know ing that fundamental of the hard- it work. Shoot for the stars. You'v
other women are there support- wood could help carry any young got to believe."
ing them." lady in life. The Celebration ofYoun
That was a central message "Winning games on the court Women Athletes was held in par
to last week's conference, which will help you win the game of nership with Gulf Coast Con
featured several keynote spdak- life," Scovel said, noting the dis- munity College and Gulf Distri
ers and five hours of education, cipline, teamwork and individual Schools;'
motivation and recreation. responsibility to the whole. "Aca- The college provided a faci
Another theme was best demics are always No. 1. Every- ity at the Gulf/Franklin Cente
summed up by Gulf Coast Com- body learns at a different rate, as well as freeing Scovel for. th
munity College women's basket- but you all can learn. I think it is conference. District administer
ball coach Roonie Scovel, the fi- a sin if you are not doing the best tors put the conference in th
nal speaker for the day. you can do. category of a field trip open to a
Life, Scovel explained, is much "It is all about jump, hang and high school female athletes.
like a jump shot in basketball."' shoot. Jump into action, hang in Some 75 students from Port S





Joe and Wewahitchka showed up
for a day that was spirited and en-
tertaining, but with a message.
"I want them to recognize that
they are all leaders," said Cyach
Bobby Simpson, a, former soft-
ball coach at several colleges, in-
cluding Florida State University,
and founder and CEO of Higher
Ground, which provides motiva-
tional programs -ahd clinics to
athletes across the country.
"You have to have a purpose, a
direction, a passion, be trustwor-
thy and sincere. Leaders inspire
people and bring people up. If you
raise people up to more than they
can be, you are a leader."
Persistence, perseverance, fo-
cusing on academics as much or
more than athletics, these were'
just some of the messages dis-
seminated to the young female
athletes during the conference.
"You are the handicap you
must face; courage must come
from the soul within," said Dr.
Carrie Baker, associate director
of Student Retention and Student
Diversity at GCCC, who spoke to
the young ladies about the impor-
tance of personal responsibility
and empowerment, of not letting
others dictate their life's path.
"You were born with what all
the greatest have. It is up to you
to use those gifts," Baker added. ,
In addition to talking about
setting goals and achieving those

goals, learning how to manage
the moment with aplomb, the
young ladies also were schooled
on community involvement.
Breaking into small groups,
they came up with ideas for fund-
raisers for a WASWA Relay for
Life team and how they would
become involved.
"I lost my dad in the past year
to cancer," said Kim Kurnitsky, a
member of WASWA. "Relay for
Life is very important to me this
year. Iwantyou guys to be involved
in raising money for Relay."
A breast cancer survivor,
Schmitt added, "We want you to
remember that we helped you be-
come involved in the community.
We want as many young women
athletes as possible to come out
and join us."
By the end of the day, after
flowers had been given to Port
St. Joe's Kayla Parker in honor of
her signing a college scholarship
with the University of Kentucky,
after WASWA caps had been dis-
tributed, the conference came to
a celebratory close.
"We've come so far," Schmitt
told the gathering. "The women
in Gulf County are doing so well.
"There *are women in this
room I would take to my mom-
ma's funeral. There are women
in this room I would take to my
momma's table, if she were still
alive. That says a lot."

Dentist with a

Heart planned

on Feb. 24

Special to The Star
Dr. Frank D. May, of Port St'-Joe-,'has
a unique Valentine's Day present for the
needy of this area. For the past 10 years,
May has provided free dental treatment
for Valentine's Day at his office. This
year, his office will provide this valuable
service on Wednesday, Feb. 24.
This year, the office will schedule ap-
pointments with those in need of treat-
ment. To schedule an appointment, you
will need to send or bring by a letter to
May's office giving a brief description of
your dental needs, and please describe
your situation that makes you a good
candidate for this benefit.
Send the letter to May's office at 319
Williams Ave., Port St. Joe, FL 32456.
Please no phone calls.
Be sure to include your telephone
number so we can contact you to sched-
ule an appointment. May will see 20 pa-
* tients in need of dental treatment, and
the hygienists Anealia Bush and Linda
Wright will see eight to 10 patients each
who wish to have their teeth cleaned.
The office hopes to serve as many. as
40 patients.:
Patients must be at least 12 .years
of age and accompanied by a parent or
guardian if younger than 18. Treatments
provided will include cleaning, X-rays,
fillings, extractions, diagnostics and pain
May and his staff participate in "Den-
tist With a Heart" because they wish to
impact people who otherwise could not
afford to see a dentist and help those
people save their teeth, as well as relieve
them of any discomfort they might be
having. Our office cares about this cornm
munity and would like to give those in
need of our services their smiles back.

Haiti relief

fundraiser planned

Special to The Star
Gulf Correctional Institution is host-
ing a Haiti Earthquake Relief Fundraiser
on Friday, Feb. 19.
GCI will be offering a pork dinner, with
potato and green beans, for a minimum
donation of $5.
Pick-up will be at the stoplight at
Highway 22 and Highway 71 in Wewahi-
tchka starting at 11 a.m.
Open your heart; there are 2 million
homeless and more than 200,000 dead in
Haiti, families torn apart.
You can help. Pick up a dinner Friday.

Gumbo festival a tastytreat

Story and photos Special to The Star
With overI-the-to- decorations and
Bourbon"Street spirit, Mexico Beach a
was transformed into all things gumbo
this past Saturday. The 2010 Mexico
Beach Gumbo Cook-Off brought out
hundreds of people ready to sample all
the gumbo and Brunswick stew for the
offering. The sunshine helped with the
chill in the air, and Elvis and the Time-
less Band played while everyone had a
great time sampling different gumbos.
The Special Events for Mexico Beach
Inc. was able to raise monies that will
go toward the Fourth of July fireworks.
This annual event is always a crowd F,,.,
pleaser, and this year a Brunswick S tI
stew category that held its own was : .,.
added to the menu. With a variety of -
gumbos and stews to pick from, no one
should have left hungry. If you missed
this year, then make sure to mark your
calendar for 2011 because this is one
event you want to attend.

The winners of
the cook-off

Best Overall
Chad Olson, gumbo entry
1st Place Restaurant, Gumbo RD N 5
The Fish House -

2nd Place Restaurant, Gumbo
Mango Marley's ,

3rd Place Restaurant, Gumbo
Prickly Pear

1st Place Amateur, Gumbo
Port St. Joe Realty A
with Jim Norton and Andy Smith

2nd Place Amateur, Gumbo
Gumbo Girls of Indian Pass

3rd Place Amateur, Gumbo
Ocmulgee Man

1st Place Brunswick Stew-
Port St. Joe Realty
with Jim Norton and Andy Smith

2nd Place Brunswick Stew
Foody's Restaurant

3rd Place Brunswick Stew
Moultrie Cooking Team

Thursday, February 18, 2010

I TI i:o 'tn gie

Taunton Fami

ren's Home fundraiser planned

Special to The Star
The Fish House Restaurant
of Mexico Beach will sponsor a
fundraising lasagna dinner on
March 7 for,the Taunton Family
Children's Home.
There will be two seatings, at

4:30 p.m. CT and 6:30 p.m. CT.
A donation of $12 per person
is requested: All donations are
appreciated. One hundred per-
cent of the proceeds go directly
to support the rebuilding of the
Taunton Family Children's Home
that burned down in December

2008 and is being rebuilt from do- for children and is in Wewahi-
nations. tchka. It has provided a safe and
There will be live music and raf- loving home for many children in
files from 4:30-8:30 p,m. This prom- our area over the years and plans
ises to be,a fun event and a great to continue to do so, with your
meal. How can you go wrong? help. Please be generous and
The' Tauntoni Family Chil- help those who are working hard
dren's Home is a nonprofit home to help the less fortunate.

Tickets for either the early or
late seatingfor dinner can be ob-
tained by calling or going by The
Fish House, 648-8950. The Fish
House is at 3006 U.S. Highway
98 in Mexico Beach. In addition,
volunteers will have tickets avail-
able throughout the area.
', .'

By Johanna White
For the past few weeks, we
have had very informational pro-
grams. This past week, we had Inell
Stutzman, who presented a program
about property taxes. Stutzman works
for the Gulf County Tax Collector's
Office and has been employed there
35-plus years (I forgot the exact years;
Ijust know it's been a long time). She
has seen many changes throughout
the years of tenure. Stutzman gave
a recap of the tax collections for this
year; this year's collection was run-
ning behind, just as it did last year.
Last year's collection about this time


Van Treese bridal shower
A bridal shower was given for Kristy Van
Treese on Sunday, Feb. 7, at the St. Joseph Catho-
lic Church Hall. The event was hosted by Ann
Jarosz and Barbara Radcliff and attended by
many friends and family members. The theme of
the shower was Around the Clock.
The marriage of Kristy Van Treese and Ran-
dall Raffield will be March 20, 2010, at the Garden
Club Center, with a reception following at St. Jo-
seph Country Club. .
Kristy wishes to thank Ann and Barbara for
hosting her shower and all those who presented
her with such wonderful gifts.

Society BRIEFS

AARP meeting
The meeting for the
Mexico Beach Chapter of
the AARP will have Turtle
Patrol Representative
Jessica McKenzie address
the group at 1 p.m. CT
-Friday, Feb. 19. We gather
on the 22nd Street Fel-
lowship Hall of the United
Methodist Church.,
Donations of nonper-
ishable food will be appre-
ciated for locals who need
assistance. Come attend
and meet other "over the
hill" members and Snow-
birds who are also AARP
cardholders from out of
state we welcome you.
For questions or more
information, call Ruth
Hauge at 647-3473.

Stroller Talk
Parenting Group
A Stroller Talk Parent-
ing Group is being estab-
lished through Healthy
Start at the Gulf County
Health Department. The
group will discuss such.
aspects of patenting young
babies as Infant Massage:

"The Power of Touch,"
the amazing talents of the'
newborn, stages of devel-
opment and coping with
crying. Learn all about the
abilities of your newborn.
Talk with other parents;
there will be open discus-
sion about a host of topics
you want to know about.
If you are interested in
attending this group, call
227-1276, ext. 150.
The date arid time of
meetings will be set later.

Bunco for the library
Thp Fish House Restau-
rant in Mexico Beach will
host a Bunco Tournament
Fundraiser at 6:30 p.m.
ET March 1. All proceeds
benefit the Gulf County
Library in Port St. Joe.
Entry fee is $30, $20
to play and $10 for dinner
(BYOB). Prizes will be
awarded, and there will be
a donation drawing.
For reservations and
tickets, call Dana Boyer at
227-3777, Barbara Radcliff
it 340-0256, Nancy Swider
at 227-3600, the Fish House
Restaurant or the Port St.
Joe Public Library.

Barb Van
Kristy Van


Jonathon Neal
Bush, Melanie
Bush Faircloth
and Stacey
Bush Enfinger
are pleased to
announce the
and forthcoming
marriage of their
mother, Rhonda
Arlene Bush, to
Tari Wii am
Newsome, father
of Jessica Venise
Newsome and
'Kayla Renee '
Rhonda Arlene
Bush was born in
Kingsport, Tenn.,
to Una V Brickey
Hilton and Wil-
lard Kyle Greer
(Rusty), both
deceased. Brothers of the bride, Michael Lynn Greer of
Inverness, Fla., and Steven Preston Greer of Blountstown,
Fla., will give the bride away.
Terry William Newsome was born in Port St. Joe, Fla., to
Virginia and J.C. Newsome, both of Clarksville, Fla. Sister,
to the groom, Iva Lily Watson of Panama City, Fla., will be
officiating the ceremony.
A wedding ceremony will be held April 16 in Panama
,pity Invitations are being sent to family and friends. After
a honeymoon in Branson, Mo., the Newsomes will reside in
Calhoun County, Florida.

was around $29 million, whereas thus
far this year, only a bit more than $20'
million had been collected. Stutzinan
described a new law that became ef-
fective Jan. 1 that allows the taxpayer
the ability to make partial payments
on property taxes. However, her per-
sonal recommendation is against it
because it does not allow the taxpayer
to take advantage of the discounts
available. She recommends the in-
stallment payments that-preserve the
We would like to say thank you,
Mrs. Stutzman, for taking the time out
of your busy schedule to come to our
meeting and give us a program re-

garding a highly important subject,
The Kiwanis Club' would like to
thank the following Key Club Mem-
bers for attending this week's meet-
ing: Autumn Yoakum, Ashleigh Lewis
and Jeremy Harcus. /
The Port St. Joe Kiwanis Club is
looking for some businessmen and
women who would like to be part of
a civic organization devoted to help-
ing children and giving back to our
community. If you are interested in
becoming a Kiwanian, call Kathy
Balentine at 850-227-6327 or Johanna
White at 850-227-6268.
The Kiwanis Motto: "Serving the
Children of the World"


Hailyn and Sunny are 3
Levins (right)
and Sunny.
Shearer (left)
their third
'birthdays on
Feb. 7 with a
Pump it Up
Party, sur-
rounded by'
family and,
Hailyn is
the daughter
of Tom and
Levins and
sister of
Bladen Strat-
ton Levins.
ents include.
Sandy Wat-
son and Jerry
Conlon of Howard Creek and Larry and Patricia Levins of
Port St. Joe. Hailyn's birthday was Feb. 8.
Sonny is the daughter of Chris and Kaleigh Shearer.
Grandparents include Chris and Tammy Wood of Wewahi-
tchka, Neffil and Twkila Goodson of White City and Jeff and
. Tina Shearer of St. Joe Beach.
Sunny's birthday was Feb. 13.

Hope and Ashley Thompson turn 4
Hope and Ashley Thompson of Wewahitchka turned 4
on Feb. 14, 2010.
The best Valentine's Day present ever.
Love, Mommy, Daddy and Kristen

We love
you very
Love, Kari,
ITommy &


Elizabeth Gibson Named to Emory Dean's List

ATLANTA Elizabeth
Gibson of Port St. Joe,
daughter of Thomas Sandi-
fer Gibson and Mary Atke-
son Gibson, was named to
the Dean's List of Emory
College, the undergraduate
liberal arts college of Emo-

ry University in Atlanta, for
the 2009 fall semester.
Students must be in the
top 20 percent of Emory
College or have approxi-
mately a 3.850 grade point
average or higher to be
named to the Dean's List.

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Thursday, February 18, 2010

School News

The Star I B3

Gulf District Science Fair winners

By Lilly Wright
*Feb, 27 District Meeting at Pace
High School in Pensacola; any SGA
member can attend.
Feb. 19 Annual Military Inspec-
tion. Everyone is invited and guests
are encouraged to arrive by 8:50 a.m.
Key Club and Keyettes
If anyone needs help with an up-
coming service project,. contact either
Fred Flowers, the Key Club sponsor, or
Krichelle McGhee, the Keyette spon-
sor, at the high school.
BQth clubs have helped with proj-
ects such as Paws in the Park, and
the annual pancake breakfast held by
Kiwanis, and would love to be involved
with your project.
Feb. 19 Annual Blood Drive from
8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at PSJHS. Open to
the community. Must be 16, have pho-
to ID, weigh at least 110 pounds, and
must not have gotten a tattoo in the
last 12 months. If you are giving blood
do not forget to eat a healthy breakfast
' and be well hydrated.
*Feb. 23 all members meet-
ing: All NHS members must bring 34
bottles of water and two packs of pep-
permints by March 5 for the students
taking the FCAT.
Feb. 23 progress reports
*Feb. 25 annual Black History'
Month program in the high/middle
school gym at 10 a.m.
The FCAT is coming up so students
need to be focused and remember to
get a good night sleep the night before
and. eat a healthy breakfast the day of
*March 9 FCAT Reading
*March 10 PCAT Math

Special to The Star

The Fifth Grade Gulf Dis-
trict Science Fair was held
on Feb. 2 at Port St. Joe El-
ementary School.
There were 30 partici-
pants from Port St. Joe El-
ementary and Wewahitchka
elementary schools.
The winners of. the
District Fair were: first-
Brendan Crane (WES);
second Joseph Kerri-
gan (PSJES); third Eli-
jah Caldwell (PSJES); hon-
orable mentions Blake
Harrison (WES), Kristin
Thursby (PSJES), Ethan
;' Hinote (WES), Destiny
Brewers (PSJES) and Ethan

Brendan Crane (first place) and Elijah Caldwell
(third place) show off their science fair ribbons. Not
pictured: second-place winner Joseph Kerrigan.
Sander (PSJES). ka Elementary School were
Cindy Phillips of Port St the participating fifth grade
Joe Elementary School and teachers, and are very proud
Lyndsey Hill of Wewahitch- of their students.

S* ve problem solving activity than a linguis-
tic activity, overall. Studies have shown
repeatedly that foreign language learning
increases critical thinking skills, creativity,
( Chr 1is i SdhOO and flexibility of mind in young children. Stu-
Srildents who are learning a foreign language
out-score their non-foreign language-learn-
: ^ I ming peers in the verbal and, surprisingly to
some, the math sections of standardized
tests. This -relationship between foreign
Faith Christian School is proud to pres- language study and increased mathemati-
ent Eliseo David Duarte De La Torre in cal skill development, particularly in the
English, Elisha David Duarte from the area of problem solving, points once again
Tower! to the fact that second language learning is
Eli is teaching Spanish to all grades at more of a cognitive than linguistic activity."
FCS. Yes, this means K3, K4, and.K5 all the According to Eli, Spanish is one of the
way through the eighth grade. easiest languages to learn and gives ihil-
Eli came to the United States after com- dren a better understanding of the Eng-
pleting high school and studied English for lish language because of the Latin roots.
two years before beginning college in Atlan- Cultural understanding is also important
ta. Eli remembers how challenging it was to as young children might one day be word
study in a different language (English). travelers and work in a global society. Ev-
America is an ever-changing multicul- ery career, local or abroad, will relate to and
tural. society, and it is important to be able interact with others from different places
to speak other languages. According to speaking different languages.
the American Council on the Teaching of Eli is a welcome addition to the FCS fac-
Foreign Languages, Therese Sullivan Cac- ulty. We are excited that our students will
cavale, president of the National Network enjoy the benefit of learning Spanish, and
for Early LAnguage Learning, "Foreign believe this will give them an edge in their
language learning is much more a cogni- educational careers.


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Barfield, Alden Fowler. Third
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Hicks, Giana Koce, Zack
Combs, Rachel Bass, Kaitlyn
Baker. Back row: Joseph
Kerigan, Paige O'Quinn,
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Golden, Jakari Sims, Robert


Black History


Feb. 25


Special to The Star

Mike Hill, a Republican
candidate for the District 2
Congressional seat, will be
the guest
speaker for
the Black
at Port St.
Joe High
The pro- MIKE HILL
gram will Republican
begin at candidate for
10 a.m. on congressional
Thursday, District 2
Feb. 25.
Hill is a Pensacola busi-
nessman with a lengthy
list of accomplishments.
He earned a bachelor's
degree from the U.S. Air
Force Academy and served
10 years in the military. He
also has an MBA from the
University of West Florida.
He is currently and has
served on boards repre-
senting a variety of inter-
ests, from the U.S. Civil
Rights Commission to
the West Florida Hospital
Board to Gideon's Interna-
He is married and has
three teenage children.

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loves attention from anyone
and plays well with other dogs.
Sugar wants nothing more
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keep you company.
If you are interested in
adopting Sugar, contact the St. Joseph Bay Humane Society at
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Spring classes

at Gulf Coast

Special to The Star

Coast Community Col-
lege currently is register-
ing students for Spring
C classes that begin
March 8.
Even though other
classes began last month,
students still can get a
full semester's worth of
courses in Spring C a
short, eight-week semes-
ter. Advisors and admis-
sions experts are ready to
help in person at the new
Advising Center on cam-
pus or online at www.gulf
Spring C is a conve-
nient alternative for those
with busy schedules. The
eight-week semester be-
gins on March 8 and runs
through May 7.
. Students receive the
same outstanding, high-
quality' classes with one-
on-one support and guid-
ance from faculty, just in
a shorter period of time.
Spring C is designed to
give students as many op-
tions as possible for flex-
ible scheduling.
Students can review
the online class schedule
and register at www.gulf- or visit one of'
the GCCC campuses on
the dates arid times listed
*Panama City Cam-
pus: Monday-Thursday
from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.,
and Friday from 7:30 a.m.
to 4 p.m.
*Gulf/Franklin Cen-
ter: Monday-Thursday.
from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
and Friday from 8 a.m. to
3:30 p.m.
Tyndall Air Force
Base Center: Monday-
Friday from 8 a.m. to 4
*Ngrth Bay Center:
Monday-Thursday from 8
a.m. to 4 p.m.
All registration fees for
Spring C are to be paid-on
the following Friday after
Note that these dates
exclude Saturdays, Sun-
days and holidays.
For more information,
*Panama City Campus,
Gulf/Franklin Center,
850-227-9670 '
Tyndall AFB Educa-
tion Office, 850-283-4332
North Bay Center,

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Thursday, February 17, 2010 Page B4

The Christian CONSCIENCE

The second coming
of Jesus
Truth No. 16-- The
Book of Daniel was writ-
ten by a faithful Jew and
was written to Jews about
Jewish people. It has lots of
good information for Jews,'
and lots of good prophesy
about the life and death
of Jesus, the Messiah, at
His first coming. But it has
absolutely no clear-cut in-
formation about the second
coming of Jesus. If you want
to learn about the second
coming, go to the New Tes-
tament. About 99 percent of
the prophesy of Daniel has
already been fulfilled.
Truth No. 17 Bad
teaching about the "Tribu-
lation" has brought about
much confusion about the "
future and the second com-
ing. Tribulation is a transla-
tion of a Greek word that
simply means trouble. It is
used to describe the trouble
inflicted upon Christians
by wicked men. It is pres-,
ent, not future. Isn't 25-plus
Scriptures, and more than
50 million deaths at the
hands of Lenin, Hitler, Sta-

lin and others, enough for
this to be the tribulation?
Tribulation began with the
crucifixion of Christ and will
continue until Jesus' return.
Truth No. 18 What
about the seven-year tribu-
lation? That is an incorrect
name given to the coming
wrath of God. It is part of
the judgment on those who
reject Christ, and the false
"Christians" left on the
earth. You can read about
it in the Book of Revelation
(Apocalypse) from the end
of Revelation Chapter 6-9. It
. comes after the second com-
ing and comes upop those
who have been left behind.
Remember. Tribulation
comes from wicked men;
Wrath comes from God.
Truth No. 19 There.
will be a Rapture. In
Scripture, it is called be-
ing "caught up" or being
"gathered" by.angels. Only
true born-of-God Christians
will be taken. The rest will
be left behind. Jesus taught
about it and commanded us
to watch. The apostles wrote
about it in the New Testa-
ment letters. Read Matthew
24, Mark 13, Luke 17 and 21,,

St. Joseph
Catholic Church
i :'* .20ih and Monument A\e. *Port St. Joe 227-1417'
4" ., 5, ,ns Mexico Beach
All Mass Times EDT-
Saturday.................................................... 4:00 pmni
Sunday ............ ................ ......................... .9:30 am
Monday, Thursday, Friday................:.................. 9:30 am
W wednesday ...........................................................5:30 pm
St. Lawrence Mission Cape San Bias Mission
788 N. Hwy.7t 1500 ft from State Park entrance
Wewahitchka, FL at Cape San Bias
Sunday Mass 11:00 am (CT) Opens December 6th

Come worship with us!
Rector Father Tommy Dwyer
8:00 and 11:00 a.m. (EST) Sunday School 9:45
Child Care Provided for at 11:00

Jesus is Lord and He is waiting

1 Corinthians 15:51-52 and
1 Thessalonians 4 and 5.
The Rapture happens near
the time of the opening of
the sixth seal in Revelation
Chapter 6. Don't be confused
by the trumpets. The last
trumpet is not referring to
the seven trumpets in the
book of Revelation. Many.
who claim to be "saved" will
be left behind because they
haven't been born of God:
No, I am not pre-tribulation,
pre-millenial, a millenial,
mid-tribulation, post-tribula-
tion or any of those other
theological labels.
Truth No. 20 Jesus
spoke of two events. At the
Abomination of Desolation,
Christians were command-
ed to flee. At His coming,
they were not commanded
to flee.
Truth No. 21-If you
don't want to be left behind,
you need to get ready for the
second coming. Jesus com-
manded it. You ask, "How?"
You need to be born of God
-what Jesus called "beihg
born again from above."
You need to allow God to
make you into the kind of
person He wants you to be.
Pray, asking Him to do just
that. Keep on praying until
you find that you have been

changed. Your goals and de-
sires will be changed. This is
not a church ceremony. This
is between you and God.
More Bible truths will be
covered in upcoming Chris-
tian Conscience articles. .
Questions or comments?,
Send an e-mail to the ad-
dress below.
- At the Mexico Beach,
Christian Worship Center,
we preach basic Bible,
truths, just as Jesus and His
followers did. At the MB-
CWC, we don't pass an offer-
ing plate and plead for mon-
ey or twist your arm to join.
Plan to check us out this
Sunday. Our services begin
with a time of greeting and
fellowship at 9:30 a.m. CT.
Worship begins at 9:45 a.m.
Come early so you can meet
and fellowship with us and
enjoy the praise and worship
music led by TJ. We meet
and worship at the Mexico
Beach Civic Center at 105 N.
31st St., behind Parker Re-
alty and the Beach Walk gift
shop, just off U.S. Highway
98 in Mexico Beach.
God Bless,
Pastor Tim Morrill
Mexico Beach
Christian Worship Center

Women Ministry
New Bethel Baptist
Church will hold a Women
Ministry Conference with
the theme'"Women of God:
Caring, Called and Com-
mitted to God" on March
At 7 p.m. March 11, the
speaker will be evangelist
Martha Robbins from Tal-'
lahassee. At 7 p.m. March
12, Prophetess Undra Mid-
dleton of Panama City will
speak. At 11 a.m. March 13,
co-Pastor Lula Williams
of Panama City will be the
speaker, and at 7 p.m. that
day, evangelist Michelle
Lewis of Eufaula, Ala., will

speak. Men are welcome.

Dixon in concert
Local singer Jeremy
Dixon will be performing
in concert at 11 a.m. ET
Sunday, Feb. 21, at Howard
Creek Baptist Church.
t The church is at 7230 Doc
Whitfield Road. Everyone
.is invited to attend.
. '
Choir anniversary
Victory Temple First
Born Holiness Church will
be celebrating its choir
anniversary at 7 p.m. Sat-
urday, Feb. 27. The public
is invited to attend.

Lena Mae Butts was
born May 4,1915, in Coving-
ton County, Ala. She went
on tohbe with her loving hus-
band, Henry, who preceded
her in death almost five
years ago.
Lena was the mother
of Royce, Jimmie, Melba,
Mavis, Betty, Janice, Wilbur,
Lamar and Cindy. She will
have a happy reunion.with
Royce, Mavis, Janice, La-
mar and Cindy, but will be
greatly missed by her son
Wilbur and daughter-in-law
Mary Linda, daughter Jim-
mie and son-in-law Warren,
daughters Melba and Betty
and daughter-in-law Aline.
' Pallbearers wgre grand-
sons Warren and Tim Yea-
ger, Kevin Wood, and Chris
and Bryan Butts, and great-
grandsons Ryan Yeager,
Wesley Britt and Matthew
Ray. Other grandchildren
are Adrian Arnold, Angie
McLeod, Benna Player,
Tammy McDaniel, Melissa
Ramsey, Beverly and Deb-.
bie Storm, Laurie Ray, and
Amy and Johnny Veiga, as
well as numerous great-
grandchildren and a few
For the past five years,
Mrs. Butts and her constant
companion "Candy" (a min-
iature poodle) lived with her
son Wilbur and daughter-in-
Lewis Carl
Lewis Carlton Greene,
80, of Cottondale, died Sun-
day, Feb. 14,2009, in Wewa-
A native and lifelong
resident of Jackson County,
Mr. Greene had resided in
Wewahitchka for the past
few months. He was a self-
employed electrician and a
member of Cottondale First
United Methodist Church.
He was preceded in
death by his parents, James
Paul and Annie Ruth Thom-
as Greene and a brother,
Jim Frank Greene.
Survivors include his
daughter, Tammy Lew
Greene Grice; two grand-
children, Brooke Grice, and

law Mary Linda at the Cov-
enant House in Kinard, and
she was loved by many of
the Covenant House Family
who affectionately called
her "Mama" or "Grandma."
Before 2003, Lena, along
with her husband, Henry,
was a longtime resident of
Port St. Joe.
Lena will always be re-
membered for her cooking,
especially her chocolate
cake. She taught Sunday
School for a number of
years, and the children
would always come by the
house for a piece of hard
candy from the bowl that
always seemed to be full.
Those who knew Mrs.
Butts well would tell you
about her strong Christian
faith and kindness in giving
to all those in need.
Funeral services
were held at 11 a.m. EST
Thursday, Feb. 11, at the
Oak Grove Assembly of
God Church, with the Rev.
James Wiley and the Rev.
David Fernandez officiat-
Interment followed in
Holly Hill Cemetery. Mrs.
Butts lay in state at the
church for an hour before
the service.
All services were under
the direction of the Com-
forter Funeral Home.
ton Greene
Joni Brake and husband,
Ronnie; and one great-
grandchild, Bentley River
Brake, all of Wewahitchka.
Funeral services were
held at 3 p.m. Wednesday,
Feb. 17, at Cottondale First
United Methodist, with the
Rev. Betty B. Middleton and
the Rev. Wallace M. Hawes
officiating. Interment will
follow in the church cem-
etery, with James & Sikes
Funeral Home Maddox
Chapel directing.
The family was to re-
ceive friends one before
services at Cottondale First
United Methodist Church.

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382 Ling Street Highland View.
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
Sunday School 9:45a
Morning Worship 11:00
oV-;- Q-;-er7-0n

Evening Service
Discipleship Training
Wednesday Prayer


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

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


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

508 Sixteenth Street
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456

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

Contemporary Service 9:00 a.m. ET
SundaySchool: 10:00 a.m. ET
Traditional Worship: 11:00 a.m. ET
Youth.-5:30 p.m. ET
choir 7:00 p.m. ET

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

Rev. Mac Fuklher
Ann Comforir Jeremy Dixon
Misic Director Youth Minister
Deborah Loyless
Director ofChildren Ministries

New Service Schedule for First Baptist Church
Sunday Wednesday
Contemporary Service ........8:30 am Children's Choir ............. 6:00 pm
Sunday School ....................9:40 am Prayer Meeting................... 6:30 pm
Traditional Service............11:00 am Children's Ministry
Youth Groups......... 5:30 pm Activities............................6:30 pm
Youth Ministry Activities... 6:30 pm

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



507 10th Street Port St. Joe

(850) 229-8111

S"Our Church can be our home"

1 First Church of the Nazarene
) 2420 Long Avenue Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
(850) 229-9596
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Sunday School0..................:...... 10 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship ...........11 a.m.

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


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111 North 22nd Street. Mexico Beach, FL 32410
I Sunday Worship Services:
8:30 a.m. Traditional Worship
9:45 a.m CST Bible Study
11:00 a.m. Contemporary Worship
Open Hearts. Open minds. Open doors.
The ople of ehxio lendh Sited ltelhdist (klirch
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Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor Church/Office: 648-8820

First Baptist Church
Jeff Pinder Pastor
Buddy Caswell, Minister of Music & Educationl
Bobby Alexander, Minister to Students

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

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Thursday, February 18, 2010


The Star I B5

Growing fruit for loca


- Part II

Deciduous fruit [
industries in Florida
have expanded
and contracted
during the last
several decades.
The prominence of
a given commodity ROY
is determined by a AR
multitude of climat- County AR
ic cultural and eco- direct
nomic factors. Cer-
tain species/cultivars can
be grown successfully in
Florida only with the invest-
ment of substantial inputs
(marginally adapted) while
other species/cultivars can
be grown with a minimum
of inputs (adapted). Somd
species/cultivars require
such an extensive quantity
of inputs so as to preclude
successful culture (non-
adapted) in Florida.
Before discussing the
adaptability of species and
cultivar, one point must be
emphasized the need for,

proper site selec-
tion. Almost without
exception, the per-
formance of fruit
and nut trees is best
Sin full sunlight and
well drained soils.
In addition, because
LEE many species sus-
TER tain frost injury in
extension the late winter or
tor spring, avoid plant-
ing fruit crops in low-lying
locations. My information
on fruit crops for local mar-
kets was provided by Ex-
tension Fruit Specialist Dr.
Pete Andersen with IFAS of
the University of Florida.
Asian or hard pears can
be grown here, but do suf-
fer from fungal leaf spot
and Botryosphaeria canker.
Most pear varieties are
used for canning, but some
newer releases are becom-
ing popular as hand fruit.
The good news is that pears
grafted on Pyrus calleryana


will tolerate almost any soil
and fruit prolifically, mak-
ing them excellent for bulk
sales at local markets. In-
tensive training is required
on young trees to achieve a
central leader tree frame-
work to increase fruit
production. Asian pears
have a tendency to produce
an abundance of upright
growth, and branches often
break with the weight of a
full crop load.
Closed eye figs are best
for Florida and are fairly
low maintenance requiring
little or no pruning. Select a
protected location, with well
drained soils, and mulch
heavily to reduce nematode
injury. The most common
pest problems fig rust,
which can be controlled'
with fungicides. Fruiting
occurs during the summer
months and early fall.
Muscadihe grapes, a
southern favorite, are highly

Coggins Clinic all Gulf County residents applying for as-
TheGu County CooperativeExtensonsistance with utilities to People Helping
The'Gulf County Cooperative Extension peop leof Gulf County, Inc:
Service will sponsor an Equine Coggins eApplications available Monday
Clinic Qn February 27.TApicao mI 0a.mo2m
Dr. Carla Hubbard will administer the through Fridayfrom 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.ET;
)Coggins test Saturday, Feb. 27, starting at *Applications are reviewed on Thurs-
8 a.m. CT. The cost for the clinic will be $30 day only; .
and is mainly for the south of end Wewahi- *People Helping People will not pay
tchka, Port St. Joe and the general vicinity. any reconnect fees so apply for assistance
This will be the last clinic hosted. early;,
You must contact the Gulf County Ei- *Bring picture ID, drivers license and
tension Office at 850-639-3200 by Feb. 25 to Social Security cards of everyone in the
be put on list for this clinic. household;
A negative Coggins test is mandatory in *Bring all household bills;
Florida if transporting horses. If you travel *Bring proof of all household income;
without a Coggins, you mightface a hefty *Emergencies are only considered if it
fine. A Coggins test should be done on an is for medication;
annual basis. The program might only pay a portion
For more information contact the Gulf o The ilogrinstead of the entire amont
County Cooperative Extension Service atdue.
8506393200. If you have additional questions or
would like to be a People Helping Peo-
People Helping People Guidelines ple volunteer, call 850-229-5262 Monday
The following are the guidelines for through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. ET.

Gulf County Sheriff ARREST LOG

Vehicle safety checkpoints
The Gulf County Sheriff's Office will
conducting vehicle safety checkpoints a
DUI check points during the month of FR
ruary 2010. The check points will be hE
throughout the county to include Highw,
98 near St Joe Beach, Highway 98 and G
prison Ave, C-30 Simmons Bayou, Highway
North of White City, Highway 22 and Hig
way 22A, Highway 71 and Westarm Cre
Highway 71 Dalkieth Area and Highway
near the Calhoun line

Arrest log
On 02/05/2010, George Howard Whitfie
36, and Billy Milton Johnson, Jr., 46, we
arrested on charges of Possession of list
chemicals to manufacture Methamph
On 02/05/2010, Randall Lamar Moore,
was arrested on charges of possession
marijuana and possession of drug paraph
On 02/08/2010, Jeremiah Revis, 23, v

We are not rich by what is in our
pockets, but what is in our hearts.
When God is doing the judging,
that is where He'll start.
You can possess all the world
has to give you and reach every
coveted goal.
But your life will still be a failure,

BRIEFS from pOae B4

Zion Fair
upcoming events
On Thursday at 5:30 p.m.
at Zion Fair Missionary
Baptist Church will host
"A Time for Healing" pre-
sented by Rev. Dr. Andrew
McRae and Rev. Dr. Ruby
Davenport of Faith Taber-
nacle Missionary Baptist
Church of Gainesville. The
pastors will give a sermon
on healthcare ministry.
Davenport is formerly from.
Wewahitchka. This program
is sponsored by Florida
Bureau of Health Faith
Based Coalition, Dr. Henry
Lyons, Chairman.
The youth department at
Zion Fair will host a Black
History Month program on
Sunday, Feb. 21 at 11:30 a.m.
ET at the church. The com-

arrested on a violation of pretrial release
warrant; it is alleged that evis was out after
his curfew.
On. 02/09/2010, Gary Davis Rollison, 48,
was arrested on a warrant for not paying
child support.
On 02/09/2010, Calvin David Moses, 20,
was arrested for violation of probation; it is
alleged that he had smoked marijuana.
On 02/09/2010, Jeremy Edward Hysmith,
30, and Haylee A Johnson, 22, were arrested
on charges of possession of methamphet-
amine and possession of drug parapherna-
lia. Children and Family Services removed a
9-month-old child from the home.
On 02/10/2010, Willie Travis Andrews, 31,
was arrested on a warrant for failure to pay
child support.
On 02/10/2010, Kenneth Norris Rogers,
40, was arrested on charges of burglary and
criminal mischief. It is alleged he broke into
his ex-wife's home and ransacked the home.
On 02/11/2010, Robert William Hodges,
58, was arrested for resisting with out vio-

Satisfaction by servitude
if you neglect your soul.
The world with all its treasure
will leave the soul unfed.
So when you get weary and sick
at heart, turn to God instead.
Our love for God is best seen in
our love for others.
True satisfaction will come by

munity is invited to attend.
The traditional Black
History Month Community
Soul Food Fest will be held
on Saturday, Feb. 27 at
6 p.m. at the Washington
Recreation Center. Every-
one is encouraged to partici-
pate and bring your family's
favored covered dish.
A gospel program will
be held Saturday, Feb. 28 at
6 p.m. at Zion Fair to honor
the musical life and legacy
of Brother Abram Evans;
We ask that the adults and
youths he inspired in gospel
music please participate
in this program. We invite
church choir and musical
groups to render a selec-
tion. Gospel groups from
Alabama and Tallahassee
will make special guest ap-

servitude to all our sisters and
This is the life that Jesus led; He
lived and died as our example.
We'll never do it near as good,
but let's give the world a sample.
Billy Johnson

suffer from Botryosphaeria
canker. Excessive nitrogen
fertilization in fall can result
in bark split and even death
of the trees.
Cold-tolerant citrus are a
local favorite with consum-
ers producing good yields if
a warm, sunny, well-drained
location is chosen. Satsuma,
calamondin and kumquat
,are best but must be grafted
on cold resistant rootstocks
such as trifoliate orange or
Flying Dragon.
Once established, citrus
is fairly drought tolerant
and mostly pest free, requir-
ing little pruning except for.

root stock sprout removal.
They have a long harvest
window storing nicely on
the tree. Satsumas, cala-
mondin and kumquat ripen
in mid to late fall, and usu-
ally before they are exposed
to minimum winter tem-
For more detailed
production information,
contact the Extension Of-
fice in your county or see
"Sustainability Assessment
of Fruit and Nut Crops in -
North Florida and North
Central Florida" online


ana sihul insure a v
including the testimo
is based.

Any person requiring
at this hearing because
impairment should c4
(850) 229-8261 at lea

erDatim record is made,
ny on which the appeal

special accommodation
of a disability or physical
Intact the City Clerk at
Pt five (5) calendar days

prior to the meeting.





The (Jult County School Board is accepting
statements of qualifications and performance data
from architectural services firms for the following
project: The structural roofing of the Wewahitchka
Elementary School 5th grade wing located at 514 East
River Road, Wewahitchka, FL 32465. The School
Board requests interested firms to submit written
information for review and study. Information to be
provided should be consistent with Florida Statute
287.055. Interested firms should submit eight (8)
copies of the information to Bill Carr, Assistant
Superintendent for Business Services, Gulf County
School Board, 150 Middle School Road, Port St.
Joe, FL 32456 on or before March 8, 2010, at 12:00
Noon, ET. After committee review, no fewer than
three (3) firms will be selected for oral presentations
to be scheduled at a later date. For additional
information call Bill Carr at 850-229-8256.

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sought after for both eating
fresh and wine making. This
native grape belongs to the
slip-skinned group, which
means the entire ball of
flesh pops easily out of the
skin. The fruit is seedy, but
thesetough plants are re-
sistant to Pierce's Disease,.
which kills European type
grapes such as "Thompson
Seedless' here in Florida.
One down side is that they
require a major amount of
pruning in the winter, but
reward growers with loads
of fruit come late summer
Oriental persimmons
are becoming more popular
as our population becomes
more diverse. Harvest both
astringent and non-astrin-
gent cultivars in the late.
'fall. This glossy leafed small
tree is an easy keeper, toler-
ates a wide variety of soils
and conditions and requires
little pruning. However,
Oriental persimmon does



Spedal toTheStar
The Gulf County Cooper
active Extension service wil
sponsor a Shiitake Mush
room Production Workshop
Thursday, Feb. 25 at the We
wahitchka Community Cen
ter, located at 314 N. Thin
St., Wewahitchka.
The workshop will star
at 6 pTm. CT. There will be i
registration of $10 to cove
cost of materials.
Each participant will bI
able to carry an inoculate
log home.
If possible, bring a port
ble drill and a 5/16 drill bit t(
expedite inoculation of you
log. If you don't have a dril
we'll provide you with a dri
and drill bit.
For more information
contact the Gulf County Ex
tension Service at 639-320
or 229-2909, or e-mail rlcarl

food drive

Special to The Star
Superior Bank of Port S
Joe is partnering with Pet
ple Helping People of Gu
County to conduct a canne
food driye. Donations will b
accepted through Fob. 19. '
In appreciation for you
support, join, the bank sta
for a barbecue lunch on Fel
19 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. c
stop by between 9 a.m. an
5 p.m. to register for give
Superior Bank is locate
at 418 Cecil G. Costin Blvi
in Port St. Joe.
For more information
call 850-227-1416.

The Gulf County School Board will
be accepting bids on relocating (1) one
modular building unit. A bid package may
be picked up at the Maintenance Office or
faxed by calling 850-229-8369. Bids will
be accepted starting, February ,11, 2010
and ending February 25, 2010 at 12:00pm
E.S .T. All bids should be marked Modular
Relocation, bid #10-010 and addressed to
Mr. Greg Layfield, Gulf County School
Board, Maintenance Department, '150
Middle School -Road; Port St. Joe, FL
32456 or faxed to 850-229-8371.

The successful bidder must be pre-
qualified with, the Gulf County School
Board. A pre-qualification package can be
picked up a the Maintenance Department
of faxed by calling 850-229-8369. The
successful bidder must comply with the
Jessica Lunsford Act. The Gulf County
School Board reserves the right to reject
any or all bids.

You can contact Greg Layfield at 850-
229-8369'with any questions.


Commission of the City of Port St. Joe, Florida,
at its meeting on the 2nd day of March, 2010,
at 6:00 P.M., EST, in the regular Commission
meeting room at the. Municipal Building, Port
St. Joe, Florida, will have the 1st reading of an
Ordinance with the following title:


Copies of the Ordinance are available for
public inspection at City of Port St. Joe City
Hall, located at 305 Cecil G. Costin Sr., Blvd.,
Port St. Joe, Florida. A map showing the
general location of the changes is attached.
Interested persons may attend and be heard
at the public hearing or provide comments in
writing to the City Commissioners, City of
Port St. Joe City Hall, 305 Cecil G. Costin, Sr.,
Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida. Transactions of the
public hearing.will not be recorded. Persons
wishing to appeal any decision made during
the hearing will need a record of the proceeding

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NITY BANK is the Plaintiff Court Administrator's Of- and Wife; FLORIDA.
S and CLASTON L. BOYETT fice no later than seven (7) Defendant(s).
and SYBIL W. BOYETT days prior to the proceed- ANY PERSON 'CLAIMING
a/k/a WYBIL WICKS ing at 300 East Fourth Case #: 2009-CA-000447 AN INTEREST IN THE
NM.OU_ "a BOYETT are the Defend- Street, Panama City, Flor- Division #: SURPLUS FROM THE
1100- Legal Advertising ants, I will sell to the high- ida, 32401; Telephone: UNC:- SALE, IF ANY, OTHER
1110- Classified Notices est bidder for cash at the (850) 763-9061, ext. 327; THAN THE PROPERTY
1120 Public Notices/ Gulf County Courthouse, 1-800-955-8771 (TDD); or NOTICE OF SALE OWNER AS OF THE DATE
Announcements 1000 Cecil Costin Boule- 1-800-955-8770 (V),. via OF THE LIS PENDENS
1125- Carpools & yvard, Port St. Joe, Florida, Florida Relay Service. NOTICE IS HEREBY MUST FILE A CLAIM
1130 Adoptions Gulf County, at 11:00 a.m. GIVEN pursuant to an Or- WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER
1140 Happy Ads Eastern Time, on the 25th Any person claiming an in- der of Final Judgment of THE SALE.
1150- Personals day. of February, 2010, the terest in the surplus from Foreclosure dated Feb
1160 Lost following described prop- the sale, if any, other than ruary 1, 2010, entered in IF YOU ARE A PERSON
1170 Found erty, situated in Gulf the property owner as of Civil Case No. 2009-CA- WITH A DISABILITY WHO
County, Florida, and set the date of the lis pendens 000447 of the Circuit Court NEEDS ANY ACCOMMO-
forth in the Order or Final must file a claim within 60, of the 14th Judicial Circuit DATION IN ORDER TO
Judgment, to-wit: days after the sale. in and jor Gulf County, PARTICIPATE IN THIS
ds t 1100 Florida, wherein U.S. PROCEEDING, YOU ARE
Beginning at the Northwest WITNESS my hand and Bank, National Assocla- ENTITLED, AT NO COST
5779S corner of NE1/ of NEIA, of the official seal of this Hon- tion, as Successor Trustee TO YOU, TO THE PROVI-
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT Section 26, Township 3 orable Court, on this 26th to Bank of America, Na- SION OF CERTAIN ASSIS-
OF THE FOURTEENTH South, Range 10 West and day of January, 2010. tional Association, as Suc- TANCE. PLEASE CON-
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF run thence South 60 feet; cessor by Merger to TACT GULF COUNTY
FLORIDA IN AND FOR run thence due East 237 CLERK OF CIRCUIT LaSalle Bank, National As- COURTHOUSE, 1000
GULF COUNTY feet, more or less, to the COURT, GULF COUNTY, sociation, as Trustee for CECIL COSTIN BOULE-
West R/W of State Road FLORIDA Ownit Mortgage Loan VARD, PORT ST. JOE, FL
HANCOCK BANK, succes- 71; run thence Northwest- By: Jasmine Hysmith Trust, Ownit Mortgage 32456 WITHIN 2 WORK-
sor in interest to PEOPLES erly along the West R/W of Deputy Clerk Loan Asset-Backed Certifi- ING DAYS OF YOUR RE-
FIRST COMMUNITY State Road 71 for 60 feet, February 11, 18,2010 cates Series 2006-4 and CEIPT OF THIS NOTICE
BANK, more or less, to the North Michael A. Clark and OF SALE: IF YOU ARE
Plaintiff, line of said NE1A of NE1/A; Brandi N. Clark, Husband HEARING IMPAIRED CALL
run thence due West for and Wife, are defendant( 1-800-955-8771; IF YOU
VS. 237 feet to the point of be- 5830S s), I will sell to the highest ARE VOICE IMPAIRED
ginning. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT and best bidder for cash, CALL: 1-800-955-8770
SYBIL WICKS BOYETT, feet of the W. D. Unton lot AND FOR GULF COUNTY COURTHOUSE, LOCATED Florida, this 2nd day of
Defendants. as recorded in Deed Book AT 1000 5TH STREET, February 2010.
20, Page 68, Public Rec- U.S. Bank, National Asso- PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA,
CASE NO. 09-326-CA ords of Gulf County, Flor- ciation, as Successor Trus- AT 11:00 A.M. on March REBECCA L. NORRIS
ida. tee to Bank of America, 11, 2010 the following de- CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
NOTICE OF SALE National Association, as scribedproperty as set COURT
Together with that certain Successor by Merger to forth in said Final Judg Gulf County, Florida
NOTICE is hereby given 28 x 60 Buccaneer Clipper LaSalle Bank, National As- men, to-wit: By: Jasmine Hysmith
pursuant to a Final Judg- 5367 Mobile Home, Identi- sociation, as Trustee for DEPUTY CLERK
ment of Foreclosure dated fiction Numbers Ownit Mortgage Loan LOT 15, OF BLOCK #1,
January 25, 2010, entered ALBUS3W04981582A and Trust, Ownit Mortgage OF HARDEN'S ADDITION ATTORNEY FOR
in Case Number ALBUS3WO498152B. Loan Asset-Backed Certifi- TO THE CITY OF PLAINTIFF:
09-326-CA of the Circuit cates Series 2006-4, WEWAHITCHKA, FLOR- SHAPIRO & FISHMAN,
Court of the Fourteenth Ju- In accordance with the Plaintiff, IDA, UNIT #1, AS PER LLP
dicial Circuit in and for Americans With Disabilities MAP OR PLAT THEREOF, 10004 North Dale Mabry
Gulf County, Florida, Act, persons needing a -vs.- RECORDED IN PLAT Hwy, Suite 112
wherein HANCOCK BANK, special accommodation to BOOK 2, AT PAGE 22, OF Tampa, Florida 33618
successor in interest to participate in this proceed- Michael A. Clark and THE PUBLIC RECORDS February 11, 18, 2016

Case No. 2008CA000142
. GIVEN pursuant to an Or-
der Granting the Motion to
Reset Foreclosure Sale
dated February 1, 2010 en-
tered in Civil Case No.
2008CA000142 of the Cir-
cuit Court of the 1.4TH Ju-
dicial Circuit in and for
JOE, Florida, I will sell to
the highest and best bid-
der for cash at FRONT

.HOUSE of the GULF
County Courthouse, 1000
JOE, Florida, at 11:00 a.m.
on the 25th day of March,
2010 the following de-
scribed property as set
forth in said Summary Fi-
.nal Judgment, to-wit:
Any person claiming an in-
terest in the surplus from
the sale, if any, other than
the property owner as of
the date of the lis pend-
ens, must file a claim
within 60 days after the
Dated this 2nd day of Feb-
ruary, 2010.
Rebecca Norris .
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Jasmine Hysmith
Deputy Clerk
sons with disabilities need-
ing a special accommoda-
tion should contact
TION, at the GULF County
Courthouse at,
1-800-955-8771 (TDD) or
1-800-955-8770, via Florida
Relay Service.

08-44058 HCNW
February 11, 18, 2010

CASE NO: 07-448CA
GIVEN pursuant to a Sum-
mary Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated Febru-
ary 8, 2010 entered in Civil
Case No. 07-448CA of the
Circuit Court in and for
GULF County, Florida, I
will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash at
FL 32456, at 11:00 a.m. on
the 18th day of March,
2010 the following de-
scribed property as set
forth In said Summary Fi-
nal Judgment, to-wit:

Dated this 9th day of
February, 2010.
Any person claiming an in-
terest in the surplus from
the sale, if any, other than
the property owner as of
the date of the IUs pendens
must file a claim within
sixty (60) days after the
By: Jasmine Hysmith
Deputy Clerk
If you are person with disa-
bility who needs any ac-
commodation in order to
participate in this proceed-
ing you are entitled, at no
cost to you, to the provi-
sion of certain assistance.
Please contact the office of
the Court Administrator,
GULF County Courthouse,
at Within two (2) working
days of your receipt of this
Notice of Sale; 1-800-955
-8771 (TDD) for hearing
impaired or 1-800-955-
8770, via Florida Relay
The Law Offices of
Bakalar & Topouzis, PA.
Attorney for Plaintiff
450 N Park Road,
Suite 410
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3190-Electronics Director, Incumbent is re- lfC Registered 3 br, 2 a, excellent cot- b 20h. Please call
TO MARY E. KING: 3200 Firewood sponsible for overall ad- I I POsitions Port St Joe, 2 bd, CH&A tage near downtown Port 850-527-7227
3210 Free Pass t On ministration of all functions Three OPS Available $550 mo. NO smoking or St. Joe for rent. New floor-
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that 3230 Garage/ard Sales of the Community Devel- The Gulf County Health pets. W/D Upstairs Apt. Ing, fresh paint, large pri- In Wewa
an action toforeclose a 3240- Guns opment Council, including Educator Dept, an EO/AA/VP Em- 850-899-0149. vate fenced .back yard. fi 3 br, 2 ba. $525 + security
mortgage on the following 3250 Good Things to Eat operations, budgeting, i Gulf Coast CommunityI player, has three openings Walking distance to down- 6170 deposit. 2 br, 1 ba $425
eolth&aFnin Gulfety marketing and all other College is looking for for OPS (no benefits as- Publisher's town, minutes from mo+sec dep. 639-5721
property in Gulf County 3270 Jewelry/Clothing .IPuli r s c 'allareaattrac- 2 br, 1 ba
Florida: 3280 Machinery/ functions performed adjuncts in tne following signed) Registered ti schools,'all area attrac- br, 1 ba m-ons ac o 2
Equipment through the CDC. These I disciplines: I Nurses. Annual Salary Ntice tons and the new hospital Owner pays portion of RV Lots on Beacon Hill, 2
Lot 7, Tremont Estates, ac- 3290 Medical Equipment responsibilities include, *Accounting Range: $25,774.06 site. $7Z5Qa month w/ $750 water. $450 mo + $450 biks from the Gulf. $225
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Book 4, Page 29, Public Supplies posed budgets 4or, ap- I Chemistry I quired. For more info, con- the Fair Housing Act which e (850)229-2706for details.
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Records of Gulf County, 330 ResturantHotel proval by the CDC and 9 Computer Applica tact Lesia Hathaway at "any preference, limitation
or3340 Sporting Goods Be y County Commission; to (850)227-1276, ext. 149. or discriminat io aen House For Rent, in St.
oda acting s the CDC's English, Electronic applications race, color, religion, sex, Joe C re st
has been filed against you spokesperson before the | Mathematics @ I only for this position; refer handicap, familial status or large yard, Call Gene at
and you are required to Bay Cbunty Tourist Devel- Stalistlcs to Requisition Number national origin, or an Inten- 850-830-9342. .
serve a copy of your writ- 3230 opment Council; working I* Music . 64923154 and 64923114. tion to, make.any such pref- Janalyn Dowden
ten defenses, If any, to it KK: Port St Joe with local, professional |I Music Production I Closing date 02/19/10 erence, limitation or di- Jones 108 S. E. Ave. A
on GARVIN B. BOWDEN, 9446 W. Highway 98 Bea- and volunteer organize- Technology Apply at: peopleflrst. cimnon Familial status Homestead Caabelle, Florida 32322.
the plaintiffs attorney, con Hill (Yellow Condo tions and committees Nursing for assis- lud age of 18 s children under th re Homestead in 2007 C arrabelle, Florida 32322.
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Bist, Wiener, Wadsworth & Loungell affect the mission of the 11 Raalography I First at 877-562-7287, nant women and people se- Near new hospital. No Unfurnished, large lot........... $575.00
Bowden, P.A. 1300 Thom- Sat. Feb 20th (8arn-?) CDC; and servingas the Reading curing custody of children Near new hospital No Unfurnished, large ............ $57500
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30 days ofist nal h DVDNideo Combo, 4 un- This is a full-time, fully # Theatre No experienced Drivers knowingly accept any ad- Front & Back Porch unfurnished ..... $525.00
ndlerk of court either finished sold wood coun- benefited position. Appli- I* Visual Art I $800perweek vertising for real estat 3BR BCondo
before serviceonthe try bench seat chest, Serta cations and a complete + gradu- 1-877-214-3624 which is in violation of there BR 3 UnfurB onished Pool........................... $750.00
plaintiffs attorney or ice on twin mattress box, set, ob description are availa- ate hours in the area of informed that all dwellings Mexico Beach-2br, 2 bath, 2 BR 1.5 BA
medplainteyiffs thereafter other- good condition. 13" ble at the CDC located at Instruction is required. advertised in this newspa- Front and Back Porch. 412 170 N. Bayshore Dr. Eastpoint......... $750.00
mediatelauerill otheren- TV/DVD combo, scrap 102 Canal Parkway or by IA. d d'l.t Io n a I per are available on a equal 7th St. $650/molll Call 3BR 3 B Condo
tered against will be en- booking supplies, beading sending an e-mail to irto':http://www.gulf- I 4130 opportunity basis. To corn- (850)6484377 for info: Furnished- Pool........................$500.00 wk
tered against you for the supplies, art/painter sup-. co .e k iploymeOTLplain'ofHdiscrimination Scll 2IB EndnitApt
relief demanded i t plies, brushes, canvas & For additional information, lin GCCC is an I STAL & GOV'T JOB HUD toll-free t St. Joe Beach ,Florida F wished Carport ............$525.00
complaint or petition. paint craft please contact Mrs. EAEOMFNe eor .......................... $525.00
supplies, household items Yarbrough at (650) 648 &Ployer, tpollfree number for, the 1BRInterior Apt -
DATED:February9,2010 Be fru Yarbrough at (850) 648 plyer hearing impaired is baths; New carpet, Furnished Redecorated ................. $500.00
REBECCA LNORRIS dish war ainte 418. Pay range is TD Web d 34079432 autio1-800-927-9275 blocks from beach, great 2'BR 1B Apt
Clerk of the Circuit Court sign dish ware, painted based on experience' Ap- - -.. C auction screened porch, RV/Boat UnfurnishedApt................................ $500.00
BY Jasmine Hysmith pony collect., storage con- plications will be accepted Storage, 15 ins to Tyn 3 BR 1 B t........
February 18, 25, 2010 clothing sizes 22-24, teen February 22nd at the CDC a/Heth You NEVER have to pay long term lease, and some Furnished e ecorated......... $500.00
Fbary1,, size gorgeous prom office on Canal Parkway or for information about rinTmrR pets okay. Call 227,3453. 2 R BApt
S dresses, must see. reaso- b o CNA's federal or postal jobs. If -- pets okay Call 2273453. Furnished -3 Day Min) ...........$650.00 wk
ably price. Incredbe Mexico Beach enforcesa Looking for great CNA's you see a job Spacious 3 br 1 ba, White City Clean 3/2 2 BR1 B Water Front House
5904S amount of misc. Way too Drug-Free Workplace Pol- Apply in Person:The "guarantee", contact the kitchen w/d heat & air 2nd Housel Nice updates + Beautiful View ................................... $900.00
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT much to mention. Someth- icy and is an Equal Oppor- Bridge at St. Joe 200 FTC. stor flat on rer for rent or small yard. Long term Beach front houses with winter rates.
stor,at on river for rent or small yard Long term Short & Long term rentals.
OF THE FOURTEENTH i for eyoe Reason itylAffirmaive Actin 9th St. Port St. Joe, Fl The Federal Trade ase call Gwen lease, deadbeats need not
JUDICLCRCUTNAND bly priced. Needs to go Employer. 32456850-229-244, Commission 850-653-6279 calll: Close to public boat PLEASE CALLJOANN 850-697-9604
JFOR GULF COUNTY, No early sales please Web id 34078294 is America's consumer rampl 850-906-095 OR 850-323-0444 FOR RENTALS.
FLORIDA protection agency. .
SCAPITAL CfTY BANK, -^ The City of Mexico Beach is
Plaintff, TY BA Port St Joe 1901 Palm currently accepting applications 1-877-FTC-HELP
V Blvd, Sat., Feb. 20th, for TWO.part time positions in A public service
vs. 7a-11a the Sanitation Department. One message from the FTC
MARY E. KING, C & S DE- Household Items position's primary responsibility and The News Herald 2 br, 2 be, 1200sf Twnhm,
VELOPMENT, LLC, and is workingas a "slinger" on the Classffed Advertising Carrabele, large deck
UNKNOWN TENANT(S), working e i Depatent $650 nmo $650 dep.
"Defendants. (S) back of the sanitation vehicle; this Available now Call for an
KNd TENA S),bposition requires a valid driver's at 5 MINI-STORAGE AND OFFICE COMPLEX
CASENO. F. CAoon -6pmSa license. The second position's Long Ave. Home Climate Controlled Units Lease Warehouse Space
NOTICE OF ACTION 8am- 3pm primary responsibility is as a "driver" for Rent Lease Office Space Watercraft and RV Storage
Garage Sale and requires a valid CDL. The part Spacious & private home, 4
TO MARY E. KING: Nice 60 year collection time driver position has the potential 3 br, 2 ba, Large fenced in 2 04
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that to turn into a full time position yard, front porch, hard- .AMERICAMINISTORA EA
an, action to foreclose a i in the future. Both positions willU1 wood floors, 3 blocks to **
mortgage on the following 3300 be required to work in inclement 10oo0- Business/ new hospital site & St.
.property in Gulf County DISH $19.99/Month Why commercial Joseph's Bay. Monthly
Florida: Pay More? Free Install weather and applicants should expect 11 -Aprtmnts rental available at $750,
w/DVR (up to 4 Rooms.) a strenuous work environment; as 6120 ea ch Rentals p n $750 r S J Cec i l
Lot4,Tremont Estates, ac- Free Movie Channels art(of,6130-Condo/Townhouse per month wPo$750
Lot nTrd nt Estratoes, c- FreethMovieChannel 5 part of the hiring process, both 6140- House Rentals securty/damage dep. Call Fo r Leas e
cording to the map or plat Months.) and a $570 to 6e150 Roommate Wanted Gulf Coast Property Ser-
thereof as recorded in Plat Sign-Up Bonusl applicants will be required to pass :660.Roomsfor Rent vices at (850)229-2706 for Retail / Office Space
Book 4, Page 29, Public 1-888-794-7558 both background and drug tests prior 6170 Mobile Home/Lot more information & a tour 317 Williams Avenue
cords of Gulf CountyDISH Network $19.99/mo. to hire. Applications will be accepted 61 ofTown Rent of this great house rental. +/-1800sf tenant Improvements negotiable; $1350/mo gross
SWhy Pay More For V? at Mexico Beach City Hall, 118 N. 6200- Vacation Rentals MexiCO Beach / f shell space; corner location; $2500/mo gross
has been filed against you 100+ Channels. FREE
' and yo u are required to 4-Room Install. FREE 14th Street. Applications will stop 3 br, 2 ba townhome, W/D 309ReId Avenue
serve a copy of your writ- HD-DVR. Plus $600 being accepted on February 26' 2010 included, 1/2 mile to +/-OOOsf renovated shell space; occupant ready; $4500/mo mod gross
,sten deferses;if ny,-1o Sign-up BONUS6 Call beach, pool, clubhouse No 200-B Reid Avenue
Son-888-794-7558 at 4'00 p.m. For more information commercial space for smoking, $850 mo. Call +/-2100sf-finished retail space; $1750 mod. gross
GARVIN WDE 1-88-794-7558 please call 850-648-5700. The City Sale Lease or rent 92 Ave Brian 404-915-2910 Sue ; flnSwith two
the plaintiffs "attorney, 80- of M4e8io Beach is a Drug-Free 5ork E (Hwy 98) Apalachicola
whose address, is Gardner, of Me BeCall Gwn a DrugFree 850-653-6279 Twnhome at office suites and foo/mNNN
SBist, Wiener, Wadsworth & ace and is an EEOC provider aGwen 85 5279 Townhomeat 309 Williams Avenue
Bowden, PA., 1300 Thom- pro er. Port St. Joe. +/-3000sf-office/school space; Large yard; $2850/mo mod. gross
aswood Drive, Tallahas- C n.t. o Cl 210Reld Avenue
see, Florida32308allawithin Country Club /-2250sf-refurbished retail space; $2000/mo mod. gross
30 days of-first publication, Cityof Wewahitchka Scoops Upce Cream Townhome for rent, lo- 319ReidAvenue
and file the original with Cafe Business for sell in cated right across from the +/-1394- finished retail space; move in ready. $1250/mo plus utilities
the clerk df this court eith er EmployMexcoBeachFL BuildingCounty Club. Two story, +/-1000sf move-in re
before service on the 4100 Help Wanted is leased. Price $80,000 fully furnished, 3 br, 2.5 411 ReidAvenue
plaintiffs attorney or 4130 Employment Contact Ownr at Scoops b, T.H. wth ed +/-2668sf office space; $9.45psfmod.gross
mediate wear; othr "Inrtion The City of Wewahitchka is considering or Call back porch that overlooks 309 Williams Avenue
wise a default ywill bfore thn- --oof C1 -lerk ad te 850-899-1458 heof The T. +/-3000s-former day school with outdoor play area;
tered against you for thle i d, filling the position of. City clerk and the i the gof conutes ro downtoH. is recent interior upgrade; $2250/mo mod. gross
complaint or petition. I 4100 position of utility billing clerk and is now MINI STORAGE close to new hospital site Warehouse I Flex Space
M I A & the community college, 110 Trade Circle West
DATEDFebruary 9 2010 accepting applications. Applications well as other local area 750sf-16500sf PSJ C r br 5.25psf NNN (incl.
REBECCA L. NORRIS forms and job descriptions are available attractions. Monthly rental tes a Driver
Clerk of the Circuit Court $800 with $800 security/ 160 Cessna Drive
BY: Jasmine Hysmitht Custod ial 8 am to 4 pm central time Mon-Fri at City 2 6200 damage deposit. Call Gulf .+ soffice/flex space; Adjacent to Costin Airport $7 p s utilities
Deputy Clerk Position Avail all 109 South 2 Street Wewahitchka Coast Property Services at 772 Hwy9, nd applicable sales tax; Inquire for possible incentives/concessions.
February 18, 25, 2010 Part ime ~' 814-7400 850-229-2706 for more info +/-900sf office flex space, Includes 450sf overhead storage. $500/mo
The Gulf County Health Florida or call 850-639-2605. Minimum &atouroftheTownhome. mod. gross
Dept, an EO/ANVP Em- e tfh For Sale
player, hasoneopening educationrequired of high school 402Reid Avenue
5897CE for n OPS (no benefits as- diploma or GED. Good mathematics +/-2400sf office space; newe!construction on downtown
NOTICE OF signed) Custodial Worker. corner lot; $239,900
PUBUC SALE Hourly Rate:. $9.00 per skills, good computer skills and/or 320 Marina Drive
hour, 20 hours per week. 1 Corner lot on entrance to Marina Cove,, prime location w/high visibility;
Hwy 22 Storage Fingerprinting and Emer- knowledge of government procedures .1 bedroom Travel Trailor .14 acres.
1249Hwy22 agency Duties Required. plus. Starting salary $1000 per hr. 407ReidAve
Wewahitchka, Florida For more info, contact US. S alary per Furnished, privatelot, +/-4988sf; Multi tenant bldg 100% leased; Parking Incl; $549,000
Lesia Hathaway at (850) 317 MonumentAve
#21 Robert Herold 227-1276, ext. 149. Elec- adline for +/-4431sf; New construction located directly on Hwy 98; Parking Included;
#48 Jason Lowery tronicapplications only for Deadline for applying is February 22, 2 bks from beach $569,000 Also available for lease. Please inquire for terms.
this position; refer to Req- nn2010 at 3 m central time. T i 401 Reld Avenue
Units will be opened on uisition Number 64923155 pm c Utilities included +/- 5400s-perfect retail space; $475,000 Also available for lease, Please
March 4, 2010 at 8:30 and Closing date 02/23/10 inquire for terms.
merchandise sold or Apply at:m pepleflrt. The City of Wewahitchka is an Equal $525/month $200/Deposit Marketed Exclusively by:
not brought up to date.2 tance, 6 contact: People Opportunity Employer and drug-free Call: 941-720-4941 850-229-6373 -.,.
Web id 34078996 workplace.

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By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
Four turned into 16 re-
cently for Jack Kerigan and
the staff at Kerigan Mar-
keting Associates Inc.
The four employees at
Kerigan Catherine Noel,
Bryan Baird, Anna Hodges
and Kerigan brought
home 16 American Adver-
tising Federation ADDY
awards during the 2009
Gulf Coast Marketing and
Media Association awards
banquet in Panama City
In addition to a gold
ADDY for the logo design
for the local business
"The Fuss" Boutique in
WindMark Beach, Kerig-
an Marketing also earned
15 silver ADDYs for work
across a variety of medi-
ums, from the city of Port
St. Joe's new downtown
sign to Tyndall Federal
Credit Union television
campaigns to *a logo de-
sign for Polarmatic Ice
Vending Systems, a com-
pany considering relocat-
ing to Gulf County.
Kerigan Marketing has
won at least one gold ADDY
each of the past four years.
Also, Bluewater INet
and Rick Lamberson's
team took home a silver.
ADDY for the Web site de-
sign for the Bay Point Bill-
fish Tournament. Kerigan
Marketing won a silver
ADDY last year for the Bay

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WHO: The Gulf County
CDC, People Helping People.
I WHAT: Free Basic Tax
WHERE: 401 Peters St.,
Port St. Joe.
WHEN: Call 229-1477 to
schedule an appointment.
Walk-ins welcome on Mon-
day, Tuesday and Wednesday
from 1-5 p.m.
The Gulf County Commu-
nity Development Corpora-
tion/People Helping People,
through the IRS Volunteer In-
come Tax Assistance (VITA)
Program, will be preparing
basic taxes for free at 401 Pe-
ters St. in Port St. Joe. Call
229-1477 to schedule an ap-

Bryan Baird, from left, Anna Hodges and Jack Kerigan are part of the team
that brought home 16 marketing awards during a recent awards banquet. Not
pictured: Catherine Noel.

Point Tournament logo de-
I've always managed
brands," Kerigan said.
"Brand consistency is so
important because you will
confuse the customer.
"The wins for the Bay
Point logo design last year
and the Web site design us-
ing the logo this year vali-
dates design consistency."
Kerigan said he takes
pride that although not the
biggest staff in the busi-
ness, his team is degree
- Noel from LSU, Hodges

from Penn State and Baird
from South Florida and
Noel is a graphic design-
er, Baird a Web developer
and Hodges the office man-
ager, or in other words, all
are jacks-of-many-trades.
"They are all degree
professionals, and that is
a source of pride," Kerr
igan said. "The thing I am
most proud of for our team
is we are brand market-
ers, and we win across a
broad range of mediums. It
is good design, and we can

apply it in a variety of plat-
"The most important
. part is sales going up for
our client. I believe our
range and exposure is what
keeps our work fresh and
Kerigan Marketing's.
main office is in Port St.
Joe but does work across
the region to Louisiana.
The ADDY wins came from
work performed in projects
from Web sites in northern
Louisiana to non-profits in

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BBB Foundation accepting entries for Torch Awards

Special to The Star
PENSACOLA Your Better Business
Bureau Foundation serving Northwest
Florida currently is accepting entries
for 2010.
The Torch Award for Marketplace
Ethics was created to recognize busi-
nesses and charities that insist on ex-
ceptionally high standards of behavior
in dealing with customers, vendors
and employees.
BBB Accreditation. is not re-
quired to enter; however, applicants
must be physically located within
BBB I Northwest Florida's service
BBB board members, BBB Founda-
tion trustees and other volunteers will
' conduct an on-site visit for all nomi-
nated and entered businesses and
charities. This reduces the amount of
paperwork required of businesses and

charities who wish to participate and
provides an opportunity for entrants
to showcase the ways they incorporate
ethics and integrity into their business
Along with the Torch Award, BBB
Foundation will award the Customer
Service Excellence Award to individu-
als who go above and beyond in their
customer service activities, .as well as
the Student Ethics Scholarship provid-
ed to high school students who demon-
strate leadership, community service
and overall personal integrity.
The application deadline for all
awards is March 19, 2010. Award re-
cipients will be recognized at a series
of luncheons to be held in May.
For entry forms and guidelines for
completing an, entry for any of the
awards, please visit
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