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The star
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Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
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W.S. Smith
Place of Publication:
Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date:
July 13, 2006
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Began in 1937.
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By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
In roughly the
time required for
two eyes to cover
this sentence, Kayla
Parker's two feet
can carry her 100
meters.
Maybe not the
most exact of mea-
suring tapes so just
leave it. at this, in
the parlance of the
young: Parker's
speed and track
and field ability are
downright sick.
Already the
holder of one
national record and
two national track
gold medals, Parker
is dashing toward
Hampton Road, Va.,
later this month to
defend her titles and
add more bounty to
a bulging chest of
treasure.
"I think she is
probably the best
girl (track athlete)
to come out of the
Panhandle in the
last 15 years," said
Coach Zyris Hill, a
former Port St. Joe


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Kayla Parker of Port St. Joe set a national age-group record in the 100 meter hurdles last year during the preliminary
heats of the AAU National Junior Olympic track and field meet in New Orleans.


High School track standout who along with
Keion McNair has worked with Parker the
past four years. "The times she is running,
the distances she is jumping, I can't think of
anyone from my era who would measure up
to her."
Further comparisons are offered when
Parker, during an interview, noted that the
athlete she most admires is Olympic cham-
pion Marion Jones.
Like' Jones, for -example, Parker has
dashed onto the sports scene as a teenager,
establishing track bona fides with sublime
performances in regional and national AAU
meets.
Bolth re imlti, -ports athletes Parker,
enrtring high school next month, plays vol-
leyball softball and, like. Jones, basketball
- who display out-sized gifts on the track..
A.s \vith Jones, Parker is also able to tune
out any distractions, whether more expe-


rienced foes or the rarefied air of national
competition.
'It is all about the finish line, the scope
of view limited to the lane ahead and what is
required to be the one who breaks the tape.
And as with Jones, Parker is typically
the first to break it, having set a national
age-group record last year in the 100 hurdles
while also winning'the 100 meters at the
National AAU Junior Olympic Track and
Field Championships in New Orleans.
Last month, Parker began the sprint
back to nationals and defense of her titles
by winning four gold medals in the 100.
and 200 meters, the long jump and the -100.
meter hurdles at ai A,.1U regional quhififer
in Tallahassee.
Losing is so unnatural to Parker that
defeats are bright red lights in the rearview
mirror, quickly identified and used for fuel in'
future competition.


"The first race in the sprints that I lost
was'in the 200 meters in the state (qualifier)
last year," Parker said.
She subsequently would go on to finish
finished fourth in the 200 in her age group at
last year's nationals.
-But it is those losses that drive her to the
Port St. Joe High School track four or five
times a week, where she spends sweltering
evenings working on the variety of events in
which she competes.
Parker's ability, at the age of 14, is a prod-
iuct of a natural affinity for the track borne
roum following her father, high school coach
Kenny Parker. around ais young child.
It is her father. Parker said. \who instilled
in her the desire to compete and the locus to
compete at a higher level.
"I w\as going to the track with my daddy
when I was five ears-old," Parker said. "I just
(See PARKER on Page 7A)


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Two of Three MSTUs!


Approved for Beach


Restoration

By Tim Cioft
Star News Editor
As the song goes, two out of three ain't
bad.
Voters on St. Joseph Peninsula approved
two of three referendums establishing Municipal
Services Taxing Units (MSTU) to fund the local
match for a beach restoration project on the
peninsula.
Registered voters within the boundaries
of the gulf front and gulf interior MSTUs over-
whelmingly approved their participation in the
project, which is estimated to cost between $15
million and $20 million when permitted and
bid.
Voters within the boundaries of the bayside
MSTU who would have footed just 5 percent
of the total local match turned away the ref-
erendum and residents on the bayside will not
be assessed through their property tax bills to
participate in the project.
Of the 229 ballots mailed out in the coun-
ty's first mail-only election, 170 were returned
and approved for the final tally by the county
canvassing board, a 74 percent turnout.
The deadline for voting was 7 p.m. ET.on
Thursday.
The final tallies by MSTU were:
Gulf-front 41 for and 6 against;
Gulf-interior 47 for and 17 against;
Bayside 27 for and 32 against.
The Beach Advisory Committee met Friday
afternoon to discuss options.
Paula Ramsey Pickett, executive director of
the Tourist Development Council and a mem-
ber of the BAC, said the primary concern was
funding for the first year.
The BAC preferred not to raise millage
rates for the two MSTUs approved Thursday
night in order to make up the first-year short-
fall due to the non-participation of bayside resi-
dents, which Pickett said wkas about $78,500.
The village rates could be raised and still
easily remain within the six mills and four mills
caps on gelf-front properties and gulf-inte-
rior properties, respectively, but other avenues
would be explore ed.
"We don't w\ant to go that route," Pickett
said, adding that it was in the best interest of
the community on the penisula not to raise
village rates for those residents on the gulf-
front and interior.
"We have several options before us." Pickett
noted.
n One could be to tap into a S3 nullion

(See BEACH VOTE on Page 8A)


Gulf County Native Dies from

Injuries Suffered in Auto Accident
By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
A Gulf County native and member of the extended Whitfield
clan died last Saturday as a result of injuries suffered in a multi-
car accident over the holiday weekend
Timothy Wayne Whitfield, 31, of Panama City, died at Bay
Medical Center a week after he was seriously injured while driv-
ing north on Hwy. 386 near Overstreet.
Whitfield vas driving a vehicle which also included his
fiancee, Holly Adams, and two sons, Jonas, 12, and Jacob, 1,
when his four-door Kia collided with another vehicle, driven by
Jonathan Urquat, 19, of Wilburn, Ga., traveling south on Hwy.
386.
The accident occurred at 7:20 p.m. ET on Saturday, July 1
three mil-es north of SR. 30..
According to a report from the Florida Highway Patrol,
Urquat \ias passing a southbound vehicle in the northbound lane
when he saw Whitfield's 2000 Kia approaching.
SUrquat slowed and attempted to get back into the south-
bound lane behind other traffic but lost control of his automobile,
left 90-feet of scuff marks and then traveled onto the west shoul-
der of the road, the FHP report detailed.
Urquat's vehicle, a 2003 Pontiac four-door, traveled another
60 feet in the west shoulder, re-entered the southbound lane and
began rotaiung counterclockwise while traveling into the north-
bound lane and onto the east shoulder.
According to statements by Adams, Whitfield saw Urquat
lose control of his car and had driven onto the east shoulder to
avoid an accident. ,
However. when Urquat's rotating vehicle entered the east
shoulder it struck, nearly head-on, the front left of Whitfield's
vehicle.

(See WHITFIELD on Page 3A)


Lukas Bracewell, a 15-year-old from Tallahassee, snapped
this picture of a waterspout dancing across St. Joseph Bay last
Friday. No damage or injuries were reported due to the water-
spout, which lost its steam in a matter of about 10 minutes..


Little Announces for Re-;


Election to School Board

Danny Little has
announced his intent
to seek re-election to
the position of Gulf
County School Board
Member District 1.
For the past 34
years Dannyhas resid-
ed in Wewahitchka.
He graduated from
Wewahitchka. High
School in 1975.
For the past 23
years Danny has
been employed with
Gulf Coast Electric
Cooperative.
After taking
office in Septeminber
of 2005, following the
death of the late Oscar
Redd, Danny has
completed 46' hours
of training toward .."
his Certification to
become a Certified Board Member through the Florida School
Boards Association.
Danny says, "It is my pledge to continue to be a team mem-
ber of the Gulf County School System and'"to make ever effort
toward improving the education of students throughout the
entire county. In my opinion, the students. parents and teachers
should all play a role in deter n ining the future' success of Gulf
County Schools."


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Burn Victims Make Lifelong Friends at Camp Amigo


Casey Wynn (right) puts his arm around Camp Amigo camper
Mike Creech. The camp, held annually at Rish Park on Cape San
Bias, partners young burn victims with older mentors. Wynn and
Creech were "burn buddies" last year.


By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
Casey Wynn was burning
trash in his Tallahassee front
yard when a gas can exploded
and permanently scarred his
arms and legs.
Just shy of his 14th
birthday, Wynn was life-
flighted to Shands Burn
Center in Gainesville, where
he spent the next month
recovering.
Rehab and multiple
surgeries followed, with
doctors taking skin from his
legs, chest, back, and the
back of his head to repair the
damage to his limbs.
The three- to four-year
ordeal disrupted Wynn's
once normal teenage life. His
absence from school forced
him to repeat the eighth
grade, and bullies made
hurtful comments about his
appearance.
While recovering at
Shands, Wynn learned of a
summer camp for children
with bum injuries.
At the Children's Bur
Camp of North Florida, he
met other young people with
similar stories.


"Burn buddy" Mike
Bellamy, an adult burn
victim and personal mentor,
counseled Wynn and the two
forged an enduring bond.
Now 22-years old, Wynn
still attends a summer burn
camp, where he serves as
a "bur buddy" to young
boys and girls in need of a
mentor.
This week, Wynn arrived
at Camp Amigo, an annual
weeklong bur camp affiliated
with the Children's Bur
Camp of Northwest Florida.
Camp Amigo, held in
William J. "Billy Joe" Rish
Recreational Park on Cape
San Bias, was founded by
Tallahassee Firefighter Rusty
Roberts and friends in 2001.
The Tallahassee
firefighters have taken an
active role in the camp since its
beginning, stagingfundraisers
and volunteering their time
as camp counselors.
Their aim in founding the
camp was to provide kids
with bum injuries a place
to be themselves and build
a network of supportive
friends.
"Healing the burns from


the inside that's our motto,"
said Tallahassee firefighter
Hal Eastman.
"We teach kids that they're
no different than anyone else
because they have bums,"
added Roberts.
The Tallahassee
firefighters are supported
by volunteers from the
Southeast Burn Foundation
and Fire Rescue workers and
paramedics from Alachua
County,. Jacksonville and
Tallahassee.
They chose Rish Park for
the beauty of its location,
and have developed a friendly
relationship with park
manager, Billy Quinn.
Rish Park, named for
former state legislator and
Port St. Joe attorney Billy
Joe Rish, was founded in
1975 as a recreational camp
for developmentally disabled
Floridians and their families.
Its outreach has since
expanded to include Floridians
with physical disabilities.
This year, Camp Amigo
organizers have planned a
fun-filled week for the 37
campers from all over north


Florida, with activities
including fishing, pool parties,
boat rides, beach bonfires,
a talent show, "Miss Camp
Amigo" womanless beauty
pageant and a field trip to
Shipwreck Island on Panama
City Beach.
Most of the campers have
gone through Shands Burn
Center, where unit assistant
Joyce Welch extends the
invitation to recovering burn
victims. Other campers are
referred by local Shriners.
On Tuesday morning,
Gulf County Sheriffs Office
members from the K-9 unit
arrived at Rish Park with
their German Shepherds in
tow.
Lieutenant Ricky Tolbert
gave a demonstration on drug
seizure techniques K-9 Zeus
sniffed out a bag of narcotics
stashed away by a young
camper (at Tolbert's request)
- and fielded questions from
the audience.
The Gulf County Sheriffs
Office has lent its support
to the camp for the last four
years.
(See CAMP AMIGO on Page 1OA)


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20, 2006, at 12:00.noon, E.D.T. in Room
307 of the Robert M. Moore Administra-
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County Commissioners Approve Moving Beach Restoration Forward


By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer
Playing to a full house
at the July 11 meeting, the
Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners dealt with a
number of issues.
With the July 6 beach
Municipal Services Taxing
Unit (MSTU) referendum
tallied, county manager Don
Butler presented the St.
Joseph Peninsula Beach
Advisory Committee (SJPBAC)
recommendations to the
board.
The BAC suggested the
commissioners rescind the
bayside MSTU that did not.
pass, and -the board gave
county attorney Tim McFarland
the green light (5-0) to proceed
with the necessary county
ordinance to do so.
However, on the following
four recommendations,
commissioner Nathan Peters,
who had voted against the Cape
San Blas beach re-nourishment
project from the outset,
continued to vote against the
suggestions.
The other four
commissioners voted to: move
forward with the beach project;
direct the bonding agent to
maintain the stated first year
payment for the other two
MSTU parcels; instruct the
bonding agent to reduce the
total bond from $12 million
to ,$10.1 million, thanks' to the
unexpected $3 million grant
the project garnered in, June
from the Florida legislature;
authorize immediate
turnaround of two anticipated
agreements from the Florida



Whitfield

Urquat's vehicle contin-
ied to spin two more times
before coming to rest 54 feet
from impact with Whitfield's
car. Whitfield's car came to rest
facing west with its rear against
the trees on the east shoulder.
Six people, including
Urquat's passenger, Katherine
,Orquart, also 19, were trans-
ported to Bay Medical Center,
with Whitfield suffering numer-
ous broken bones and internal
ilijuries.
The injuries to the children
iere described as iunor in the
FHP report, while Adams and
Katherine Urquat sustained
serious injuries.
Whitfield did not regain
consciousness after the acci-
dent before passing away last
Saturday.
Emergency responders
from Gulf County, Port St. Joe
and Mexico Beach brought four
ambulances to the scene;
A life-flight helicopter was
requested but was unable to.
respond due to the volume of
tradilic that nglht. according to
local responders.
The Jaws of Life were
needed to extract several of the
individuals from the vehicles.
All but Whitfield were
believed to have left the hos-
pital by press time on Tuesday
night.
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Department of Environmental
Protection; and to immediately
survey the project area to
establish the erosion control
line.
Related to the BAC project,
Paula Pickett, executive director
of the Gulf County Tourism
Development Commission
(TDC), asked the board to
approve a motion to establish
an attendance policy for the 14
voting members of the BAC.
She noted thatthe members
had shown an excessive
amount of absenteeism and
asked that anyone missing two
or more meetings be subject to
dismissal. The motion passed.
unanimously.
In other business:
The county's code
enforcement officer and Jason
Flowers, Environmental Health
Supervisor for the Gulf County
Health Department, addressed
the board over the problem of
garbage' accumulating in the
county, especially throughout
the "tourist corridor" along U.S.
98, at Cape San Bias, Indian
Pass and St. Joe Beach.
He cited the numerous
garbage overflow complaints
of residents and offered some
options to alleviate the excessive
garbage accumulation, which is
generating an infestation of rats
and creating a public health
problem.
Options offered were:
educate the public that
homeowners can request twice
weekly garbage pickup;- they
can utilize additional garbage
containers, either providing
heir own or purchasing one
from the county; and they can,


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According to the FHP
report, Urquat has been
charged with careless driving.
The accident remains under
investigation.
Whitfield's late father,
Dennis, operated a produce
stand in Highland View for
many years.

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for an additional fee, request
"back door service" from the
waste management company,
in which the company will go to
the garbage containers without
the property owner hauling
containers to the roadside.
Placement of garbage
cans on roadsides was cited
as another serious problem,
and the code inspector wanted
homeowners to be aware of
impending fines if cans remain
on the roadside past the
allowed time frame, which is
from 6 p.m. E.T of the day
before pickup to 8 a.m. the day
of pickup.
Pickett said the TDC will
contact all residents in the
tourist corridor and all the
realtors about the problem
and offer suggestions and
solutions.
Commissioner BillWilliams
told the code official and
Flowers to put together their
suggestions for an ordinance
and the board would make the
resolution next meeting.
The board also passed a
motion (5-0) to allow McFarland
to review the county and state
policies on overnight camping
along U.S. 98 and enforcement
issues.


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Gulf County Health
Department Supervisor Doug
Kent presented the board
with an award from the state
in recognition of the county
"setting the standard in
dealing with county health care
system."
Kent told the
commissioners that he had
already been contacted by five
surrounding counties to see
how Gulf County "put itself
on the cutting edge of county
health care."
Kent also presented
an award to the county
maintenance department for
its help over the past year at
the health department.
When asked for an update
on Sacred Heart Hospital's
anticipated new building in the
county, Kent said that Governor
Jeb Bush had requested all
permitting, agencies to meet
about three weeks ago at the St.
Joe Company to fast-track the
hospital's permitting process
so work could begin as soon as
possible.
Kent reported that after
reviewing the footprint of the
hospital design and the permit
application, all agencies but the
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers


Dogs On Leashes On The Beaches

With dog-friendly beaches getting harder and harder to find
anywhere in America, Gulf County is a major attraction for pet
owners wanting to share their vacation with man's best friend.
Named the Number One Dog Friendly Beach in the country
by K-9 Magazine, Cape San Blas and all of Gulf County encourage
dog owners to spend their time away from home on its beaches.
However, it is up to everyone to follow the pet laws so pets will
continue to be a part of the family atmosphere.
"Gulf County has long-since been revered as a dog-friendly
area where children, adults and dogs can intermingle along the
shores," explained Gulf County Tourist Development Council
Executive Director Paula Pickett. "With residents and visitors
working together to follow the pet laws in place and by doing what
is right to keep everyone safe, we will remain an area where all
family members are welcome."
The pet law in Gulf County states that pets on leashes are
welcome on the beaches of Gulf County, except within the St.
Joseph Peninsula State Park. Animals must remain on the leash

at all times while on the beach and owners must remove any
remnants left behind by the animal, so carry baggies on all beach
adventures.
For more information about the Leash Law in Gulf County
and for Pet-Friendly accommodations, please visit www.visitgulf.
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agreed to the requested 90-day
timetable for processing. The
Corp representative would only
agree to 120 days.
Kent announced that
the opening date for the new
hospital was listed on the
permit as April 2008,-just past
his goal of fall 2007.
Commission chairman
Carmen McLemore announced
that all commissioners
had received the 2006-07
preliminary budget from the
county clerk's office and gave
three scheduled dates for the
budget workshops, which will
be held July 24, July 26, and
July 27, all at 5 p.m. E.T.
The workshops are open to the
public.
Gulf County Sheriff's
Department Major Joe Nugent
asked the commissioners for
a motion to begin working
with McFarland on writing
and passing sexual predator
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The motion passed 5-0.
Peters asked the board
to amend the county budget by
$4,000 to pay for a fire alarm
system in the older section of
the city's library. The new
addition to the library already
has a fire alarm system. The
motion passed 5-0.
The board passed a
unanimous motion to request
representatives of the St.
Joseph Bay Humane Society
and Windolf Construction,
among others involved, to
make a presentation to them by
next week on the construction

time frame of the new humane
society facility that has been on
the drawing board for several
years.


The Board of County
Commissioners will hold
budget workshops on
the following dates:
July 24 at 5 p.m. ET
July 26 at 5 p.m. ET
July 27 at 5 p.m. ET .
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Budget Ballast


Before the week is out the team at the Clerk of Courts will
officially hand over a tentative budget based on the requests from
department heads and constitutional officers.
And with that the green flag will drop on the budget process, the
warm-up laps having been completed.
As the Board of County Commissioners gets to the nitty-gritty of
the budget and begins the race to the finish line of a final document,
there is no shortage of questions.
What is the outcome of the zero-based expectations?
This budget cycle began to take shape a couple of months
ago with commissioners at least entertaining the concept of zero-
based budgeting, but as we noted in this space, many outside the
Commission's meeting room were holding their collective breath on
that one.
The signs, anecdotal to be sure, were never overly encouraging,
as department heads and constitutional officers received
what could be charitably called mixed signals from com-
missioners. Now
While at least one commissioner was pushing for a has drc
budget document that, in short strokes, starts at zero sprint 1
and makes a case going upward for every penny expend-
ed, at least one other commissioner was signaling that get, t
such precision wasn't necessary, bolts ql
There were times when several commissioners, or not c
including the chairman, seem to have expended any res- have i
ervoir of patience on dissecting the budget too finely, and ol
And all indications are, that when the final docu-
ments are forwarded to the Commission this week, the is happy
Resemblance to the snapshot of what the budget could their me
look like provided by Commissioner Bill Williams earlier
this year will be similar to comparing the acting chops
of Jessica Simpson and Meryl Streep.
Which begs the question...
Where's the audit?
With considerable fanfare early this year, commissioners decid-
ed to expend taxpayer dollars to undertake an independent audit of
its spending practices and budget processes.
Deciding on an audit broader in scope from the annual audit
of county books, commissioners pronounced that they would like
to know if they were spending money correctly and what changes
could be made to Create a more fiscally-efficient government.
The pledge at the time was that. the audit would be worth the
$40,000 price tag because it would give commissioners insight and
an operating template to work from as they began to craft the com-
ing fiscal year's budget.
And, of course, as with so much of county business, this one
seems another bit of smoke and mirrors aimed at deluding voters
and property owners into believing that commissioners actually
cared about fiscal responsibility.
Even if the audit findings are presented this week they have
yet to be made public and the audit seems to have slipped into the
same back-room trash receptacle into which the Commission tossed
county-wide voting commissioners would hardly bee afforded 'much
opportunity to absorb the information and craft .action plans with
the budget already beginning to take shape.
That is, if they actually wanted to make this audit symbolize
something other than an exercise in wasteful spending, of which
there are no shortages of examples.


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The audit also represents a fundamental chink in this
Commission's armor earlier this year, commissioners were attest-
ing to a desire to better understand how they spend money, a rather
startling admission considering the years of tenure among commis-
sioners.
But in the push and shove over zero-based budgeting and what
was expected of department heads and constitutional officers, the
directions from some commissioners indicated they already pretty
much understood the budget proposals without a line-by-line
breakdown of spending.
Which leaves us with another flip-flop which could easily be
argued is a product of pure politics.
If the budget and spending is fully understood by commission-
ers, why waste $40,000 for what amounts to election-year postur-
ing? If spending is not completely understood, why not adhere to the
zero-based budget template offered up months
ago?
that the flag An overarching question linked to all things
pped on the budget is how much the spike in spending,
) a final bud- the gorging at the public trough, has impacted
S variables such as the slowing rise of property
e nu -an- values and economic development.
try is whether Keep in mind that last year the Commission
irnmissioners heard again and again from business owners
uly listened who were seeing already tight bottom lines
served what squeezed into communion wafers.
Small businesses, in particular, are trying
mning beyond to keep their heads above water in a sea of ever-
eting room. i rising taxes, as was detailed in this paper and
j in the Commission meeting room by business
owners last year.


Much of the body of work from economists on this subject sug-
gests that along with health care and schools, businesses debating a
county or area in which to locate 'consider the tax base in the com-
munity they are targeting.
Watching the spending and taxing orgy of the past five years
as the size of county government exploded like the universe in the
early seconds of the Big Bang could not be much of a message to
prospective businesses.
One more point on this subject.
If, as a study indicated, St. Joseph Peninsula provides roughly
one-quarter of what is filling county coffers, it is worth considering
whether a tax break which would reach across the county wouldn't
relieve some strain for those who have chosen to tax themselves to
restore the peninsula's beaches and in turn enhancing economic
development.
Now that the flag has dropped .on the sprint to a final budget,
the nuts-and-bolts query is whether or not commissioners have
truly listened and observed what is happening beyond their meet-
ing room.
Do they understandthe outrage from which has evolved a citi-
zens' grassroots effort to bring about lower taxes or dd they remain
tone-deaf about their spendthrift ways?
Call it the $7 million question, reflecting the, growth in the
county budget in just the past five years;
To label that level of spending unsustainable represents a ques-
tion of vast understatement.


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I've been married for thirty-two years.
Happily, I should quickly add.
And Cathy and I have done it without the aid
of books, Dr. Phil tapes or long, 'costly seminars.
We just got married and tried to figure out life,
love, kids, stray cats on the back porch and
house payments as we went along.
She did have one sister that tried to tell us
how to live but we moved far enough away and
changed our phone number frequently enough
to alleviate that problem.
And, let's understand here, I'm not the
model husband. I have never claimed to. be. I
got most of my early "marriage counseling" from
-my older brother. Leon found out I.was thinking
about asking Cathy for her hand and he rushed
back home to help out. "Kes, does this girl have
money? You don't want to work like I'm having
to dol Make sure she likes baseball, golf and
western movies. Check out her mother very
carefully....and make darn sure you like HERI
Because that's what Cathy will be like in a few
years.....
Armed with that information I strolled out
a side door of the First Methodist Church'in
Trenton, smiled as Cathy walked down the aisle,
said "I do", stood in a line and shook hands.
with.everybody in West Tennessee, thanked Aunt
Jane, Aunt Katherine and Aunt Robble for com-
ing, took a picture over by a cake and slipped
out the back door and headed to Dyer where
the Sunday afternoon baseball game was in full
swing.
I changed into my uniform in the back seat.
They were already in the sixth inning of the first
game and we were behind by a run when I pinch
-hit for Arlo Cunningham. I remember how lucky
ILfelt a couple of innings later as I dusted myself
off after a little fade away hook slide into second.
,I had just driven in the go ahead run and my
-bride of a couple of hours looked resplendent
sitting up in the bleachers, cheering me on, still
'in that white gown with the layers and layers of
ruffles taking up about three seats.
Yes, sir! You don't have to hit me over the
:head with a two by four to tell me I've been
-blessed.
Except for that money part, Cathy has been


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more than I expected, and greater than I had
hoped for! I just have trouble telling her that. I
figure she should have studied up on my Father
very closely back in '74 and she would have me
"down pat" by now.
I think about telling her how nice She is, but
High Plains Drifter comes on t.v. or Jordan Todd
stops by.....
Here's one of the great things about life-
you never get too old to learn. Cathy's family
just had a reunion on the back side of some lake
on'the far side of Georgia, up near the North
Carolina-South Carolina border. I went just to
see if I could find this place
And I was curious to see if age was slowing
Jo Bair's gargantuan eating habits.
Plus, they had enough collective children
at this thing to make it interesting for me. You
can always count on the kids! They will take
you swimming, skiing, fishing, hiking....they will
show you some card tricks, they will stay up all
night with you....they laugh when you "borrow"
a bite of their sandwich....
But I never suspected this particular fam-
ily reunion was going to hold a special bonus
for mel And it didn't take long to get it going.
Marc and Alan, who, like' me had "married in"
got to discussing how to make your wife happy.
Jesse Parker, who was born into the clan, was
allowing as how the right phrase at the correct
moment could work wonders for any marriage.
The first night, right after supper, they lingered
around the kitchen table swapping favorite "wife
complements" like it was a business meeting
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everything!
"Honey, that purse really goes well with
those shoes."
"Oh, that's a good one." Jesse laughed,
"How about, 'Dear, what have you done with
your hair It looks great!"'
I was amazed. I just thought if I paid the
bills and let Cathy go see her family when she
wanted to everything was liunky-dory. I kinda
said as much to the guys....
"Oh, no Kes! You've gotta tocompliment them
every chance you get."
"You'd be surprised at how much smoother
life could be.". A
These guys were laughing....but I believe
they were about half serious.
"'Honey, have you lost weight?' is always a
good one."
Marc jtunped in. "My favorite is. 'You mean,
you're not eighteen?'"
"How about "You handled that sticky situa-
tion with such aplomb'"
"That bathing suit looks like it was just
made for you."
I grabbed a pencil and went to taking notes
.None of these guys had been married near as
long a' I had but obviously they seemed to have
a lot better handle on some aspects of the iela-
tionship than I did., And they were just getting
started.....
"That color looks good on you."
"Have you had a facial?"
"You look like that Jennifer Anniston char-
acter" \
"The sun has put such a wonderful rosy
glow on your cheeks".....
I got so inspired just listening to these guys
I rushed out on the deck where Cathy was enjoy-
ing the moon rising over the lake, "Honey, your
hair down like that makes you look ten years
younger."
"You think a few kind words after the fact
aregoing to make up for me spending six hours
on my wedding day at a baseball game!"
I reckon Marc, Alan and Jess came along
just a little too late.....
Respectfully,
Kes


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questionable merit,
such as swimming
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like this, one would
think they could find any number of wasteful
programs to cut. Curiously, they targeted a
program designed to make their jobs easier.
The Program Assessment Rating Tool was
developed by the Bush administration in
2002 to track the effectiveness of government
programs by requiring federal programs and
agencies to submit periodic questionnaires
describing their goals, progress, and results.
'PART is a well-intentioned effort to bring
financial accountability to the federal govern-
ment, and in 2005 it won an innovation award
from Harvard.
Unfortunately, accountability seems to
be a dirty word' in Washington. The House
Appropriations Committee recently approved
a bill that would cut off PART's funding, effec-
tively shutting it down.
The reason? As committee spokesman
John Scofieldnotes, "It's nice to get a cute lit-
tle number ... but PART tends to be an excuse
to cut Congress' priorities.
Essentially, House appropriators are con-
cerned that increased attention to the inepti-
tude of the government will compromise their
efforts to expand it.
Take; for instance, the Community
Development Blodk Grant program. In his
2007 budget proposal, President Bush recom-
mended cutting CDBG's $3.8 billion funding
level by $738 million, citing a "lack of a clear
purpose" and "weak targeting of funds to areas
with greatest need." The House Appropriations
Committee's bill instead would increase fund-
ing to $3.9 billion. To members of the commit-
tee, the "purpose" and "-areas of greatest need"
of the program are clear it's a mechanism to
funnel money into their home districts.
The President recommended similar fund-
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grams, which aim to help low-income students
attend college. PART found these programs
"ineffective" because they failed to increase
participants' college enrollment rates. Though
President Bush suggested cutting TRIO by
$448 million, the House Appropriations
Committee moved to restore funding for these
programs to last year's levels without rebut-
ting the President's critique.
The committee claims that its ire toward
PART is due'to the fact that PART scores reveal.
little about the methodology by which they are
generated. In a recent report it notes,' "The
committee finds little use for a budget justi-
fication which does not reveal specific details-
of the measurable indicators and standards
used to evaluate a program's performance'
relevance, or adherence to underlying autho-
rization statute."
True, PART is flawed and- could be
improved in a number of ways, including
increasing the transparency of the .assess-
ment process. But few people view PART as
a panacea or even a comprehensive program
evaluation tool. The White House created it
to evaluate the efficiency of federal programs
with respect to strategic planning, financial
management, and goal achievement. However,
the tool fails to assess the worthiness of
government programs. Efficiency ratings are
meaningless if the programs that they assess
provide no discernible benefits to the gen-
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privatized.
Still, in Congress' eyes, PART's shortcom-
ings should be its strength, not its weakness.
It is the responsibility of Congress, not the
White House, to provide a comprehensive
evaluation of federal programs. PART is only
meant to complement these efforts, not sup-
plant them.
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ed to provide them with more information on
the performance of federal programs the
House Appropriations Committee has ironi-
cally acted to defund it, while demanding more
information and accountability. Imagine how
much leaner and more efficient the federal
government would be if the Committee applied
the same level of scrutiny to a few other pro-
grams.
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affairs for the Cato Institute (www.cato.org).
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liked it. pete and working in a system
"I started going to the state the past four years has helped
(AAU) meet when I was in the her (blossom)."
fifth grade. I didn't know I was Running the sprints came
in the AAU meet, it was just a easily, as did, incredibly, the
track meet to me." precision timing of the hur-
Traci Gaddis, whose son dies.
Stephen was good friends "I taught myself how to
with Kayla and her brothers jump the hurdles," Parker
at the time, said the talent was said. "Most people want to
already evident, have three steps in between
"That's when we really hurdles, so that every third
realized she was something step you are jumping. I started
special," Gaddis said. doing it and it just came to
And Hill noted that four me. I've never had to think
summers of working out on about it."
a regular basis have poured When McNair and Hill
onto that foundation of talent informed Parker she should
the framework of a special add a field event to her rep-
athlete. ertoire, the long jump was a
"The first thing is her nat- natural fit.
ural ability," Hill said in quan- "It's all about speed and
tifying Parker's gifts. "Along trying to get up in the air at the
with that she has a will to com- end," Parker said.


The results have been
startling.
At the national AAU meet
last year, Parker ran a 15.07 in
the 100 meter hurdles, setting
a national age-group record
- she was 13 at the time in a
semifinal heat.
"That felt pretty good,"
Parker said, for the first time
during the interview a smile
creasing her face. "If it hap-
pens again, it will happen. I
don't think about it."
In the finals, she went
lower with a bit of assistance,
running a wind-aided 14.80.
Parker also won the 100
meters in 12.39 and her 25.87
was good for fourth in the 200
meters. Her long jump keep
in mind that last year was her
first competing full-time in the
event of 16-feet, 3-inches,
was enough for seventh.
Her performance last
month in the regional qualifier
was more dominance.


Parker, now competing in
the Youth Division as a 14-
year-old, won the 100 meters
in 12.35, the 100 meter hur-
dles in 15.04, the long jump
with a leap of 16-9 and the
200 meters in a personal best
25.1.
She is on her own, as far
as area athletes are concerned
- no other local athlete has
qualified for nationals the past
two years.
McNair and Hill, and high-
schooler Tayler Byrd, provide
the competition in practice,
where two days each week are
devoted to the sprints, two
days to jumps and hurdles.
"I always want to finish
first in any event, but I'm run-
ning against myself. It's all in
my head," Parker said. "I just
focus. I have to run my race
first."
Parker will enter Port St.
Joe High School in the fall and
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tion; an opportunity denied
her while in middle school
despite her jaw-dropping tal-
ent.
As she talks about col-
lege and almost dismisses the
way-in-the-future concept of
the Olympics, Parker, who can
identify the Bs she's received
on a report card just as quick-
ly as she can losses on the
track, remains largely in the


present.
"I'm just trying to get out
of high school and into a col-
lege," she said.
Which brings us back to
Jones, who despite the chal-
lenges and distractions off the
track, is back to being a sprint
champion again this summer.
"She's still doing what
she's got to do," Parker said.
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By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer
In last week's city
commission meeting, city
manager Lee Vincent asked
council members to confirm the
results of a previous workshop
and formally authorize Preble-


Rish Engineering's p:
to proceed with an O'
water transmission 1
Phase One of the Wl
sewer force main-lift st
Preble-Rish estima
to provide potable v
the Overstreet area, ii


Beach Vote
appropriation which was included in the state budget s
Gov. Jeb. Bush in May. That appropriation does not r
local match.
Pickett said that the first year funding was the big1
cern, noting that growth and increases -in property value
the line would go a long way toward meeting the bayside
of the local-match funding.
The Beach Advisory Committee recommended Tuesd
that the Board of County Commissioners move forward
restoration project. The committee will recommend that
sioners, as the budget process moves forward, establish
rates consistent with those distributed prior to the refer
vote.
That would put gulf-front properties assessed at 4.
and gulf-interior properties at 1.45 mills.
A mill equals $1 for every $1,000 in taxable assess(
erty value.
The committee will explore and present other source
enue to make up any shortfall due to the bayside property'
turning down the referendum, which could prove unn
should, for example, one secondary beach access is ach
other options come to fruition reducing the estimated 1(
of the project.
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proposals a new water booster plant
verstreet to serve the existing 685
ine and customers currently served
white City by Mexico Beach, would cost
ation. approximately $3 million.
ated that The project to provide
vater to sewer service to the White
including City area, to be completed in
two phases due to financial
constraints, will cost
approximately $1,386,400.
The project will route a
signed by new force main from the White
require a City bridge area and tie into the
existing Cape sewer force main,
gest con- crossing SR 71 just north of
es down Port St. Joe.
Portion According to Preble-Rish
estimates, the planned primary
lay night lift station and offsite force
with the main will cost approximately
commis- $1,200,000. Additional
i village geotechnical services, design,
erendum permitting, bidding, contract
administration and inspection
26 mills services will cost $186,400.
The motion was approved
ed prop- on contingency of the city
getting more money for the
es of rev- project.
y owners In other business
necessary conducted at the meeting:
lieved or Bids for work on the city's
local cost water plant were scheduled to
be released on July 6, with
bids coming in at 160 percent
over the city's estimates.
Construction costs have
risen about 200 percent,
according to the discussion,
Les and Mayor Frank Pate said
the city needed to look for
\LIST additional funding for the
work.
The total cost for the
AL improvements to the water
FV plant is now estimated at $15
million, where the city had
Y estimated $8 million. Pate told
William Kennedy, vice president
of Preble-Rish, to "do the best
you can and come back to us."

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Bids are valid for 90 days.
* Gall Alsobrook, Director of
the Port St. Joe Downtown
Redevelopment Agency
(DRA), presented a request
to the council to transfer
responsibility of all DRA
accountingprocedures, because
the growth and increased
complexity of the agency's
programming necessitated an
accounting system tailored to
the DRAs budget and program
requirements. The city currently
handles DRA accounting.
The DRA submitted a
letter to the city stating that the
DRA board of directors had
voted unanimously to assume
responsibility for all DRA
accounting procedures.
Commissioner John
Reeves stated he had several
problems with the request,
stating that if it happened, the
DRA would not be responsible
and answerable to the citizens.
Reeves also wondered why
taxpayer money should be
spent on an accountant for the
DRA when the city accountant
was already handling it for free
and had been doing so for
years.
Council member Benny
Roberts 'said the one city
employee who had handled
this in the past should then go
to work for the DRA and that
the DRA either split completely
from the city or not at all.
Pate said he had no real
problem with the request, but
wanted quarterly reports from
the DRA on their finances.
Reeves requested
Alsobrook go to each
commissioner and show
them how this move would
be beneficial to the DRA
and the city before the next
Commission meeting. The


council then approved this idea
unanimously.
A government
representative reviewed federal
regulations coveringfair housing
for commissioners, addressing
specifically requirements for
allowing or denying group
homes for special needs
individuals wishing to establish
such a home.
The representative gave
commissioners an overview
of the Department of Justice
statutes, which require a
community to make reasonable
accommodations for people
with special needs to establish a
group home where they want to,
irregardless of neighborhood.
The Commission was
reminded that the city needs
to specify, by ordinance, the
number of specials needs
people who can live in a single
group home, and that local
government cannot prohibit
group homes in upper-class
neighborhoods just because
residents do not want the home
in their area.
The law states that there
must be a valid reason to
disallow the group home in a
certain location, not just the
specter of devalued property#
values expressed by residents.
City attorneyRussell Scholz
stated for the record that Port
St. Joe city ordinances already
cover these requirements, but
also reminded everyone that
just because someone applies
for a permit to locate a group
home in a neighborhood does
not mean that the city must
automatically grant it.
The city's application
for a 2006 CDBG grant to
replace the sewer line along
Avenue A from U.S. 98 to the
railroad tracks received its


second public hearing, ancd was
reported to be well placed for
maximum points and rating for
approval, since the area had
been assessed as a low-income,
very high needs location.
Commissioners heard the
second request of the St. Joe
Company for approval of the
Bayview Estates Development
along U.S. 98 between Oak
Grove and CR-30A.
Council members had
multiple questions about the
development's design and its
impact on wetlands within the
planned 41-lot community.'
Parks, recreational spade,
public access to the proposed
boardwalk and pier on the
other side of U.S. 98 were all
questioned, as well as water
and sewer lines, signage, lot
sizes and the willingness 'of
developers to reveal wetlands
building restrictions to
potential buyers.
After a representative
of the Pirates of St. Joe Bay
and Sandra Chafin, executive
director of the Gulf County
Chamber ofCommerce, thanked
the Commission for the city's
help in staging the Fourth of
July festivities, Commissioner
John Reeves stated that he
wanted the Fourth of July
festival to become a city event,
with a paid event planner in
charge so some of the logistical
and executive problems of the
past would be eliminated.
The council voted
unanimously to approve, the
purchase for a chandelier
and two foyer lamps for, the
Centennial Building, in the city's
ongoing efforts to upgrade the
city landmark. The chandelier
costs $699, and each foyer
lamp costs $526, for a total of
$1215.


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By David Angier
Florida Freedom
Newspapers
PENSACOLA
Dr. Thomas Merrill knew
his fate well before he was
sentenced Monday: life behind
bars.
But that did not stop his
attorney from fighting all day
for probation.
U.S. District Judge M.
Casey Rodgers sentenced
Merrill, 70, of Apalachicola,
to life in prison for 98 counts,
including illegally dispensing
controlled substances with
five cases in which a death
resulted, defrauding health
care benefit- programs and
wire fraud.
His lawyer, John R
Flannery II of Leesburg, Va.,
filed motions last week asking
Rodgers to give Merrill proba-
tion, even though he expected
the life sentence and asked


the judge to release Merrill on
bond pending appeal.
"We make this appeal at
the time of sentencing in light
of the pending motions relating
to sentencing, the prosecutor's
overweening influence on 'the
court's decisions and the antic-
ipated outcome at sentencing;
the likely imposition of a life
sentence that the defendant
hotly contests as undeserved
but nevertheless signaled by
the court's past decisions in
this case," Flannery wrote in a
motion filed Friday.
Ten witnesses were called,
five each by the defense and
prosecution, to testify at
Monday's sentencing. The
hearing went well into the
afternoon.
SFlannery also argued sev-
eral issues he detailed in fil-
ings last week.
He wrote that the trial
was a "sham" and Merrill was


railroaded by a government
"that disapproves of opioids,"
the drug found in the powerful
and addictive painkillers oxy-
codone and hydrocodone.
"The government has led
this court and other federal
courts into error and thus
has compromised the treat-
ment of chronic pain patients
across Florida and across the
nation," Flannery wrote. "We
have a pandemic of untreated
pain patients because the gov-
ernment disapproves of opi-
oids."
He wrote that Rodgers was
in "error right from the start"
in this case "with the wrong-
ful and prejudicial transfer of
this trial from the community
where the defendant lived and
made his living to Pensacola."
S Flannery said the change
of venue, which trial defense
attorney Jim Appleman pro-
tested, was done for the judge's


Life Sentence


convenience in handling the
rest of her docket and placed
the trial in a jury pool that
would "favor the prosecution."
Juries from the Pensacola area
have put more state defendants
on death row than any other
area in Northwest Florida.
Flannery also objected
to the prosecution seeking to
claim Merrill's retirement ben-
efits as a part of sentencing.
"Not only does the govern-
ment seek to impose a life
sentence for the questionable
findings at the trial herein
it seeks to seize the modest
retirement that is the defen-
dant's entitlement," he wrote,
"and in the corrupt bargain
- to compromise his spouse's
right to those needed funds.
"While most of us observe
the maxim that quality of
mercy is not strain, for the
Justice Department heartless-
ness comes more easily."


Jurors deliberated for
three days before convict-
ing Merrill of 98 of the 100
charges against him, including
18 counts of wire fraud, five
counts of defrauding health
care benefit programs includ-
ing two counts that charged a
death resulted from the viola-
tion and 75 counts of dispens-
ing controlled substances.
Prosecutor Stephen Kunz
told jurors that Merrill's prac-
tice became a destination
for drug seekers throughout
Florida.
Kunz said Merrill wrote
33,000 prescriptions from
January 2001 to May 2004
and 81 percent of those were
for controlled substances.
"This defendant is account-
able for the drugs he pre-
scribed and for these patients'
deaths," Kunz said.
He called Merrill "a drug
dealer with an osteopathic


license."
Merrill had worked at the
Magnolia Clinic in Apalachicola
since 1994. The state suspend-
ed his license in May 2004
after the Florida Department
of Law Enforcement began an
investigation of the clinic in
early 2003. A federal grand
jury indicted him in August.
Jurors found Merrill's
actions led to the deaths of
Bridgette Persinger, 53, in
Panama City on July 10, 2002;
Leslie Dyer, 39, in Gulf County
on June 14, 2003; Deanna
Hayes, 58, in Franklin County
on July 29, 2003; Kenneth
Noles, 38, in Panama City on
Aug. 30, 2003; and Katharine
Seay, 47, in Franklin County
on Nov. 3, 2003.
The jury heard from 70
witnesses and received 544
exhibits in evidence.


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In the crowd, Tallahassee
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a Camp Amigo volunteer
for two years, called her
participation at the camp "an


honor."
'To me it's an honor to be
here. These kids have been
through so much and there's
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of North Florida, Inc. and Camp Amigo, held
annually at Rish Park on Cape San Bias, are
tax-deductible.
To make a donation, or for more information,
contact Rusty Roberts, (850) 509-6200 or
(850) 942-5553 or Stephanie Powell, (850)
545-4126, or write Camp Amigo, PO Box 368,
Tallahassee, FL 32302.




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said Shippers.
"You worry about having
fat thighs and you see these
kids and say, 'Whoa, think
what they have to deal
with. Fat thighs? Get over
yourself.'"
In the presentation's
interactive portion, camper
Mike Creech volunteered his
arm for a dog attack scenario
after specifying that he'd like
to first tell his mother to
"boost" his health insurance.
Nicknamed 'The Mouth"
by his fellow campers, Creech
was Wynn's "burn buddy"
last year, when a hurricane
forced the campers to relocate
to Cherry Lake in Madison
County.
Creech, 13, was injured at
age eight while playing hide-
and-seek with his brother,
Cody, on his grandfather's
Melbourne farm.
He fell onto a hill where
burned debris was hidden
beneath a thin layer of sand,


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and sustained a third-degree
burn on his left foot and
second-degree burs on his
hands.
"I cried for two hours
in the hospital," said Creech
of his accident's aftermath,
which was cushioned by
heavy doses of morphine.
"I was drugged out
legally. I was on a trip to La-
La Land."
In his sixth year as a
camper, Creech is Camp
Amigo's resident jokester,
entertaining his friends with
his slick dance moves and
fierce guitar picking.
He lists his repertoire at
40 songs, and his favorite
standards include Johnny
Cash's Folsom Prison Blues,
A Boy Named Sue and Ring
of Fire. He also dabbles in
Lynryd Skynyrd and ACDC,
when the spirit moves him.
Last year, Creech learned
a lot from "burn buddy"
Wynn.
"He told me what not
to do," quipped Creech, who
reluctantly squelched his
impulse to tip over his fellow


Lieutenant Ricky Tolbert engages a young camper in a discus-
sion of Gulf County Sheriff's Office K-9s. Tolbert and the K-9 unit
have given demonstrations at Camp Amigo for the last four years.


campers' canoes.
"We were conjoined at
the hip," noted Casey as 'The
Mouth" put his arm around
his towering mentor.
"Like we were twins,"
said Creech. "Can't you see
the resemblance?"
For Wynn, serving as
Creech's "burn buddy" gave
him the opportunity to pass


on the life lessons he learned
as a Camp Amigo camper..
"It was an opportunity to,
show that they're not alone"
going through what they're
going through," said Wyrin,
who teaches his young
counterparts to ignore bullies.
and develop self-pride.
'"I tell, them to keep their
head up," he said.


2006 Bayou Bash to Award Grand Prizes,

Door Prizes, Cash Prizes, and Surprises!


PORT ST. JOE,, FL --
The 4th Annual Bayou Bash
Benefit Fishing Tournament
is scheduled, for July 29th,
2006, but don't wait for the
last Saturday in July to start
getting involved. "The festivi-
ties are finalized and the fund-
raisers have already started,"
said presenting sponsor and
hostess Donna Spears.
"It took over three hours
to give away all the prizes at
last year's Bash. This year,
we've added Grand Prizes to
the mix, but ticket sales for
the Grand Prizes, are limited
so those wanting a chance to
win big should act fast!"
Those Grand Prizes are
on display right now at Half-
Hitch Tackle in Port St. Joe,
Bluewater Outriggers in Port


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St. Joe Beach. Prize tickets
are available at those locations
and from Donna Spears Realty
(850-227-7879).
"Just a $5 donation gives
you a good chance to win some
great stuff," said Mark: Moore
of St. Joe Shrimp.
"The Defuxe Boat Package
at Half-Hitch is worth over
$700 and has everything any
fisherman/boater could want
or need. The deluxe pier cart
at Howell Tackle is loaded
with every bell and whistle
they could think of and is
worth over $400. The Outdoor
Fire Pit that Kilgore's, Brick
Pavers and Tile donated and
has on display at Bluewater
Outriggers goes for over
$650.00 and would look really
good in my backyard. I'm buy-
ing as many tickets as I can!"
Grand Prize drai(ing' will
be held after the weigh-in on.
Tournament Day. Luckl ticket
holders need not be present to
win Grand Prizes.
"The Grand Prizes alone
are valued at over $1,750, but
that's just the tip of the ice-
berg at the Bayou Bash," said
Donna Spears. "We can't put
a value on- the door prizes.
yet, because donations are still
coming in."
Tickets for door prizes are
just a $1.00 donation, each,
and will be available to fisher-


men and the non-fishing pub-
lic on July 29th at tournament
headquarters (St. Joe Shrimp
at Simmons Bayou on C-30).
"I wasn't able to fish' last
year," said April Hicks, "but
my husband Chris and I came
out for the weigh-in, made a
$20.00-donation toward door
prize tickets, and must have
won 4 or 5 prizes worth 'at
least $250.00. It seemed like
everyone there won some-
thing."
Door prize drawings will
be held after the weigh-in on
Tournament Day. Ticket hold-
ers must be present to win
door prizes.
With all the prizes given
away annually at the Bayou
Bash, and all the freebies tour-
nament participants receive
just for signing up (t-shirts,
hats, koozies, dinner, goodie
bag, and more), it's easy to for-
get how great the awards are
for winning, fishermen. The
2006 payout for \winning fish-
ermen is the biggest yet, and
Half-Hitch Tackle has gener-
ously donated gift certificates
to nearly double the number
of prize-winning places. The
official 2006 Bayou Bash total
purse is $7,500 and will be
Distributed as follows:
ADULTS (14 and over)
SPECKLED TROUT: 1st
$1.500.00: 2nd $700.00;
3rd $400.00; 4th-


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$250.00; 5th $150.00;;
6th $100.00; 7th $75.00;'
8th- $50.00
REDFISH: 1st- $1,000.OQ;
2nd $450.00; 3rd $150.00;
4th -.$100.00;
5th .- $75.00'; 6th
$50.00
SPANISH MACKEREL: 1st
$750.00; 2nd $350.00; 3rd
$150.00; 4th -
,$100.00; 5th $75.00;
6th $50.00
CATFISH: 1st $200.00;
2nd $100.00; 3rd $50.00
CHILDREN (13 and'
under)
SPECKLED TROUT: 1st
$100.00; 2nd $75.00; 3rd
$50.00; 4th $25.00
REDFISH: 1st $75.00;
2nd $50.00; 3rd $25.00
SPANISH MACKEREL: 1st
$75.00; 2nd $50.00; 3rd -
$25.00
CATFISH: 1st $50.00;'
2nd- S25.00
The Bayou Bash is full of
surprises this year, ,as well.
Kids who participate will
receive goodie bags stuffed
with additional gear. A bonus
fish category(adults and kids
eligible) will be announced
at registration and check-in
on, Tournament Day, with the
\winner to be awarded a spe-
cial prize ,by Kristy, Dorman
' of Capital City Bank. Paradise
Cdast Vacation Rentals .is
sponsoring a Mullet Toss at
7:30pm to .be held right on
Hwy. C-30 A (to benefit the
Gulf County Sheriff's Youth'
Camp).,
Local favorite Buddy
Hamm will be performing live.
Commissioner Benny Roberts
and Crew \\ill be serving deli-
cious BBQ.
"It's a lot to squeeze into
one day," said Donna Spears,
"but everyone has a great time
and it benefits a wonderful
cause!"
Proceeds from the 2006
Bayou Bash will benefit the,
Gulf County Domestic Violence
Task Force. This deserving
organization provides legal
services, relocation aid, coun-
seling, and shelter for victims
and children,, and desperate-
ly needs funding. Your supi
port, through sponsorship or0
participation, will be greatly
appreciated.
Tournament check-in and
registration are from 6:00ani
through 9:00am at
St. Joe Shrimp or
Saturday, July 29th. Weigh-in:
'6:00pm. Mullet Toss:
7:30pm. Awards
Ceremony: 8:00pm. Victory
Celebration: 8:30pm until
late. St. Joe Cab Co. will be o i
hand with free rides home for
over-enthusiastic celebrants;
Registration forms complete
with official tournament rule ;
and a map showing eligible-
fishing waters are available at
St. Joe Shrimp, Donna Spears
Realty, and local tackle shop
including Half-Hitch Tackl'e;
Bluewater Outriggers, Howell
Tackle, and Scallop Cove:
Registration forms will alsa
be available at check-in. Entry
fees are $30.00 for adults and
$15.00 for children 13 aid
under,
Individuals or businesses
interested in sponsoring the
2006 Bayou Bash or voluniv
steering on tournament day
should contact Donna Spears
Realty at (850) 227-7879.


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The Port St. Joe Dixie a complete game, striking
Youth 11-and-12-year-old out 11 and allowing five
All-Star baseball team par- hits. Roman Quinn and C.J.
ticipated in the District IV Butts (right-handed) each
tournament this past week hit a home run for Port St.
in Wewahitchka. Joe. .


The tournament cul-
minated with the Port 'St.
Joe team defeating the
Wewahitchka All-Stars 13-2
in Saturday's championship
game..
Game 1 Port St. Joe 15,
Central 0
Port St. Joe struggled to
get the bats going with only
four hits, but cruised to an
easy opening game victory
behind the pitching ofAustin
Howze, .olton Thursbay
and Josh Henderson. They
combined for 11 strikeouts
in the four-inning game,
shortened by the run rule.
.Game 2 Callaway 3, Port
St. Joe 1
Pitching was the name
of the game in Port St. Joe's
second game of the tourna-
ment,. with Austin Howze,
Jesse Hyman and Roman
Qtfinn combining to, allow
only four hits while striking"
out 10. Callaw-ay's pitcher
was also dominant, allow-.
ing four hits. and adding
a two-run' home run in the
sixth inning tolbreak a 1-1
tie. Josh Henderson had a
solo homer in the second
to account for Port St. Joe's
run.
Game 3 Port St. Joe 4,i
Highland Park 1
SPort St. Joe's pitch-
ing remained :strong with
Josh Henderson pitching


Game 4- Port St. Joe 10,
Franklin County 6
Port St. Joe's bats
finally came. alive as the
All-Stars pounded out 13
hits. Roman Quinn, Luke
Leonard and Jesse Hyman
each had two hits. Trevor
Lang hit a three-run home
run in the third innings to.
tie the game. Quinn also hit
a home run in the game,
his second of the tourna-
ment. C.J. Butts, Colton
Thursbay. Josh Henderson,
Dequjuan Martinl, Tucker
Smith, Tiquan Lang and
Dorian North also had hits
for Port St. Joe.
Game 5 Port St. Joe 5,
Callaway 2
Port St.. Joe scored all
the runs it would need in
the first inning and then
held on to win thanks to an
outstanding pitching perfor-
mance by Roian Quinn.
Quinn took a no-hitter and a
shutout into the sixth inning
before giving up two runs
on a-walk and two bloop
singles. Quinn recorded 15
of the 18 outs by strikeout.
Game 6- Port St.. Joe 13,
Wewahitchka 2
In the championship
game the bats once again
came alive for Port St.% Joe
as the All-Stars collected
11 hits in a 'game short-
ened to four innings by the.


run rule. Roman Quinn anid
Colton Thursbay had two
hits apiece. C.J. Butts hit
a three-run home run in
a decisive six-run fourth
innings. For, the tourna-
ment, Butts hit a home-run
right-handed and left-hand-
ed. Dequjuan Martin, Austin
Howze,'Luke Leonard, Jesse
Hyman, Tiquan Lang. and
Tyler Worley had hits for
Port St. Joe.
The Port St: Joe All-
Stars will now travel -to
Lakeland on July 21 to par-
ticipate in the state tourna-
ment. As you can imagine, it
takes a great deal of money
to travel with 13 ball players
for a week. As a league, we
believe the experience these
players receive tournament
play is valuable to their
growth as baseball players
and also as young men.
We hope and pray that,
you will agree, and will give
generously to the youth of
your community.
The Port St. Joe Dixie
Baseball league thanks you
in advance for your dona-
tion.
Checks should be made
payable toPSJDixieBaseball
and mailed to PO. Box 557,
Port St. Joe, Florida 32457.
If you would like more,
information -please. contact
Sandy Quinn at 229-8098.
'William Thursbay 227-9845
or Chris Butts at 229-6806.


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"I hate to win one like that,"
Gordon said in Victory Lane.
"Matt, he ran a great race."
Gordon said he didn't, want
to wreck Kenseth, insisting, "I
wanted to race him." But he
added Kenseth was trying to
block him.
"I'm not going to back
down," Gordon said. "I wanted
to win."
This is Gordon's second
win this season and his first
win at this track.
Jeff Burton, who has not.
won a race since 2001, finish
second.
SDale Earnhardt finished
5th staying out of trouble and
keeping his 3rd place in the
points standings.
The top 6 places all went to
Chevy cars.
Jimmie Johnson hangs
on to the points lead and Jeff
Gordon is back in the top ten up


two spots from last week
Pos. Driver Make
1. Jeff Gordon Chevy
2. Jeff Burton Chevy
3. Kyle Busch Chevy
4. Kevin Harvick Clhevy
5. Dale Earnhardt Jr.Chevy
6. Jimmie Johnson Chevy
7, Reed Sorenson Dodge
8. Kurt Busch Dodge
9. Clint Bowyer Chevy
10. J.J. Yeley Chevy
Next week the cup driv-
ers will be at New Hampshire
International Speedway. "
Casey Mears
gets his first Win
Mears, the nephew of four-
time Indianapolis 500 champion
Rick Mears, got his first Nascar
win on Saturday.
"It's funny," Mears said. "I'm
very, very excited, but almost


more relieved." i
Carl Edwards finished sec-
ond. "Congratulations to Casey,"
Edwards said. "He's just one of
the nicest guys in the world."
Next year Mears will be driv-
ing for Hendricks Motorsports.
The top-finishing driver
who isn't a regular Cup Series
Driver was Johnny Sauter, he
finished 17th.
Pos. Driver Make
1. Casey Mears Dodge
2. Carl Edwards Ford
3. Jeff Burton Chevy
4.. Kevin Harvick Chevy
5. Matt Kenseth Ford
6. Kurt Busch Dodge
7., Clint Bowyer Chevy
8. Reed Sorenson Dodge
9. Tony Stewart Chevy
10. J.J. Yeley Chevy
The Busch Series goes to
New Hampshire International
Speedway this weekend.


NASCAR CUP SERIES STANDINGS
Rank +/- Driver Points Behind Starts Poles Wins Top 5 Top 10
1 -- Jimmie Johnson 2651 Leader 18 1 3 7 14
2. -- Matt.Kenseth 2600 -51 18 0 2 10, 11
'3 -- Dale Earnhardt Jr. 2394 .-257 18 0 1 8
4 +3 Jeff Burton 2327' -324 18 2 0 4 1 1
5 -1 KaseyKahne 2303 .-348 18 4 4 6 10
6 -- Mark Martin 2291 -360 .18 0 0 2 8
-7 -2 Tony Stewart 2274 -377 18 0 2 8 .9
8 Kyle Busch 2265 -386 18 1 0 6 9
9 -- KevinHarvick 2253 -398. 18 0 1 6 9
10 +2. Jeff Gordon 2219. -432 18 0 2 6 8.


Annual Port St. Joe
Athletic Department A.ATASTEFUL he Best ua
BITE OF The Best Oualityj
Golf Tourney INNOVATION Th-eBest Price.
The third annual Port Wilpool.
rSt. Joe High School Athletic ,' KitchenAid. "
Department 'Golf Tournament I -' -onr
will be held Aug. 5 at the St. Roper.
Joseph Bay Golf arid Country .. Estate.
Club .
Shotgun start will be at St.Joe6
9 a.m. Entry fee is $50 per Hardware.
person. ,
The tournament is a four-
man select-shot format- and
lunch will be served.
Cash prizes will be:award- PortSt. Joe's Appliance Source Since 1960.
ed for first, second and third
place and there will be door FREE DELIVERY TO PS CAPE& BEACHES. WE Will HAUL THE OLD APPLIANCE OF
prizes. .'.
For more information or
toregister call Bill RasRCeyO.
at 22r7-403 or Coach John 201 Williams Avenue, Port St. Joe 229-8028
Palmer at 774-1424. Hardware '.' Ja -f e i ''Ei .urd-j, i"i' :1'; *I:. ed u. .



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Temps for July 13


RECORD
High: 102 (1999)
Low: 70 (1953)


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few P.M. storms
High: 880; Low: 76


TOMORROW






Partly cloudy with a
few P.M. storms
High: 88; Low: 750


SATURDAY






Partly sunny, hot and
humid
High: 900; Low: 750


SUNDAY






Chance of showers
and thunderstorms
High: 90; Low: 750


MONDAY






Partly cloudy with a
few PM. storms
High: 900; Low: 76


TUESDAY






Chance of showers
andHigh: 88 ; Low:
High: 88; Low: 75


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Friday 7/7 84/73/0.21
Thursday 7/6 91/72/trace
Wednesday 7/5 ........................ 90/72/0.00
Tuesday 7/4 91/74/trace


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Sunrise Sunset
Thursday 7/13... .6:50 a.m.:.8:44 p.m.
Friday 7/14 ..... 6:50 a.m.. .8:44 p.m.
Saturday 7/15 ... 6:51 a:m.. .8:43 p.m.
Sunday 7/16 .... 6:51 a.m.. .8:43 p:m..
Monday 7/17 .... 6:52 a.m.. .8:43 p.m.
Tuesday 7/18 ..6:52 a,m.. J12 ni
Wednesday 7/19. .6:53 a.m.. .8:42 p.m.

Moonrise Moonset
Thursday 7/13... .11:05 p.m. 9:27 a.m.
Friday 7/14 .... .11:39 p.m. 10:36 a.m.
Saturday 7/15 ... .-- .. 11:42 a.m.
Sunday 7/16 .....12:11 a:m. 12:48 p.m.
Monday 7/17 ... 12:42 a:m. 1:52 p.m.
Tuesday 7/18. .. 1:15 a.m.. .2:58 p.m.
WehineJi:, 1' .1:52 a.m....4:03 p.m.


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Site Flood Stg, Stage Chg.
Woodruff Tailwater 66.0 39.50 -0.02
i:rinjincchi:ri 39.50' -0.01
Blountstown 15.0 1.37 '0.05
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25.0 11.28
22.0, 3.04


The UV index forecasts the
ultraviolet radiation coming
from the sun. The higher the
nurnber the more risk of sun
damage to your skin.
6 7' 8 9 10 11 12
High Very High Extreme


Last New First Full


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Hi
Albany 93
Apalachicola 87
Bainbridge 93
Bristol 92
Columbus 94
Crystal Lake 86
Defuniak Sp. 88
Dothan 93
Enterprise 92
Ft. Walton Bch.88
Gainesville 91
Jacksonville 92
Marianna 92
Mobile 90
Montgomery 92
Newport 89
Niceville 85
Panama City 90
Pascagoula 93
Pensacola 89
Port St.'Joe 88
Tallahassee 93
Valdosta 93
Wewahitchka 86


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ST. JOSEPH BAY ---Baltimore
Thursday A.M It. P.M. II. Biinr,:
High 11:57 2.2 Birmingham
Low 10:41 -0.6 Boise
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High 12:43 2.0 -heyenne
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High 1:31 1.7 Cleveland
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Des Moines
High 2:26 1.2 De toines
Low 10:50 0.4 ---Detr
Monday A.M. ft. P.M. ft.
High 6:37 0.9 4:14 0.8
Low 11:41 0.7 9:04 0.7
Tuesday A.M. ft. P.M. ft. City
High 5:19 1.2 -Acapulco
Low 2:28 0.3 Amsterdam
Wed. A.M. ft. P.M. ft. Baghdad
High 5:18 1.5 -Be-I-)l o)
Low 3:39 0.0 -- E',:,,,i,


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produce showers and thunderstorms from the Mississippi River Valley region east into the mid-Atlantic states. Widely scattered
thunderstorms will also be experienced along the Gulf Coast. Isolated storms will be possible over the Rockies while a few show-
ers will be possible in the Puget Sound region.


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The alpacas rise from their pens when the dinner call is sounded.


The Alpaca





Retirement Plan


One of six alpacas owned by Dalkeith residents Robert and Kathryn Coursey. The Courseys hope
to breed alpacas and sell their fiber to make a retirement "nest egg." Photos by Despina Williams


By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
At 5 p.m. Thursday afternoon, Kathryn
Coursey rose from bed, poured her first cup
of coffee and readied herself for the night shift
at the Gulf Forestry Camp, where she works
as a correctional officer.
Coursey has put in nine years at the
camp, clocking in daily at 11 p.m. and
working a full eight hours before most of her
Dalkeith neighbors have climbed out of bed.
She is a natural insomniac, with a
profound distrust of "daylight people," the
corporate ladder climbers motivated by self-
interest and ambition.
In. the ,past, she managed to avoid the
corporate world altogether by driving a cab
and airbrushing T-shirts on Panama City
Beach.
She became a, correctional officer for the
financial security it provided her then teenage
sons.
With her brys now out of the house,
Coursey is plotting to regain her independence.
She believes an unusual business enterprise
will set her up for a leisurely retirement,
provide a nest egg for the day she leaves her
job and "finally gets out of prison."
Her hopes rest a -short jaunt from the
patio table where Cour-ey welcomes the day
with strong coffee and a steady supply of
cigarettes.
Coursey's scheme is not a sure bet, she
noted, but then nothing is. As dinnertime
approached, she cut a trail to the barn to
check on her nest egag.
Once inside, Coursey grabbed a bucket of
feed, pushed open a wooden gate and found


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Nelson Ed Miner announces his Candidacy
for the District 2 seat on the Bay County
Commission (including Mexico Beach). Mr.
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Engineer, qualified by petition as a Republican '.. fi
candidate for the Sept. 5, 2006 Primary '
Election.
[ Mr. Miner advocates a more open county --
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smart growth and he will use his years of pro-
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years with the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers ': -
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years. ;-
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since 1995 and he and his wife, Barbara, have ..--. .
been Bay County property owners since 1989.
He has 3 children and 3 grandchildren .
Mr. Miner is concerned that significant i :
government decisions have been made recently M
without benefit of public comment, such as the
April 6 vote to purchase land for a county gov- :..-
ernment complex and to move the Bay County
library- decisions made at a workshop without
allowing public participation. '
SMr. Miner advocates paying no more than '
appraised value for purchase of county land
and obtaining two appraisals prior to land pur-
chases. As Commissioner for District 2, he will
work to make Bay County government secure
the best value for your tax dollars.
Mr. Miner believes public input is an essen-
tial part of effective county government and he .. '
will strive to increase access before and during
'commission meetings.
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six hungry alpacas ready for their evening
meal.
White or brown in color, the alpacas
have long necks and soft wool. They resemble
llamas, their cousins in the camelid family,
but are too compact to bear the weight of a
rider.
They answer to Radisson, Rowena,
Melody, Zephyr, Mocha and Titan, and have
personalities as diverse as their names.
Rowena, Coursey notes, is the least timid;
but the most likely to adopt aggressive "bring
it on" postures neck up, ears back, while
the quickest way to Mocha's heart is through
his stomach.
"He's like Mikey, he'll eat anything," said
Coursey.
Once key figures in Incan religious
ceremonies held in Peru's Andes Mountains,
the alpacas are a strange sight on Dalkeith
soil.
A common local question:. "Can you eat
'em?"
But alpaca steaks are not what Cdursey
has in mind.
Coursey has formulated a long-term
business plan that combines alpaca breeding
and the sale of alpacayarn, and has christened
the company "Chipola Alpacas."
She lacks' only a business license a
small detail she plans to remedy next year.
As she wiled away the hours before night
fell and her shift began, Coursey outlined her
alpaca vision.
A Birthday Surprise
As a child growing up in the woods of
West Bay, Coursey developed a life-long love
of animals. She learned which snakes were
good and which were poisonous, and trained
many a dog to do her bidding.
When Coursey purchased 30 acres of land
on Dalkeith's Mace Martin Road, she knew
she wanted to raise some kind of livestock.
She drafted a list of specifications, and with
the aid of the Internet, began narrowing her
search.
"I weigh 103 pounds if I'm carrying
fishing tackle in my pockets at the same
time, so it had to be something I could handle
myself," said Coursey, who also wanted an
.environmentally friendly animal that would
thrive in the Florida heat,
The more Coursey read about alpacas,
the more attractive they became.
Alpacas 'proved heartier than most
livestock, requiring less room and less care.
With compartmentalized stomachs,
alpacas digested food more efficiently than
other animals, thus needing less room to
graze. Their padded feet left no trenches in
the terrain, arid they did not tear up pastures
like sheep.
Alpacas were also neighbor-friendly,
sweeter smelling and less noisy than sheep
emitting only a low humming noise and the
occasional alarm cry that Coursey likened to
that of a "muted jackass."
Convinced that an alpaca farm was the
way to go, Coursey located two geldings,
Mocha and Titan, on the Alpaca Nation
website for $1,200 a pair.
She hoped and waited, and passed the
occasional hint onto her husband, Robert,
a music teacher at Apalachicola Middle and
High Schools.
The couple met on an Internet chat room
and married after a brief courtship.

(See RETIREMENT PLAN on Page 6A)
(Left) Kathryn Coursey feeds her alpacas two
cups of supplement pellets twice a day. They also
dine on hay and grass.


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Raffield Family Reunion 2006


The Raffield Family
Reunion will be held beginning
at 9:30 a.m. ET on Saturday,
July 15 at the Senior Citizens
Center at 120 Library Drive in
Port St. Joe.
Announcements will be at
12:15 p.m. with lunch served
at 12:30 p.m.
Please bring a covered
dish, dessert, drinks and will
all share the food, family and
fun.
Please bring old photos,
newspaper clippings, etc. We
are set up to copy them. Stop
by and look at the photos
collected in the last couple of
years. We continue to gather
information and pictures for
a family book. The family tree
will be posted. Please contrib-
ute to this efforts, it's your
family history, you will want
to make sure your group of
Raffields is remembered.
Please make an effort to
sign in and get a name tag.
Door prizes will be given, so
make sure your name gets in
the hat. We'd like to know how
many of us are in attendance
and get accurate information
so that we can contact you
next year to inform you of
future family events. We know
the invitations will not reach


everyone, so please try to call
everyone you can in your fam-
ily groups and encourage them
to attend. Please make an effort
to let everyone know about the
reunion. We don't want anyone
to be left out.
Volunteers to help us with
the reunion are desperately
needed. We need persons who
can show up early to help set
up and stay late to clean up.
We'll start setting up around
8:30 a.m. ET and we can use
your help.
For more information
about the reunion or if you
can assist with the reunion in
any way, please contact Benny
Raffield by phone at 850-871-
1649 after 8 p.m. or by e-mail
to jbraff(@comcast.net or snail
mail at RO. Box 6017, Panama
City, Florida 32404.
This is your reunion,
please don't let it die out. We've
had a lot of sadness in the
family over the past couple of
years, let's all get together for
some good times for a change.
Those who have made an effort
to attend each year have had a
great time. We look forward to
seeing all of you.
Your cousin, Benny
Raffield.


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Roberts-Langston to Wed

Beverly and Sandy Quinn, Sr. are pleased to announce the
forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Ta'sheka Langston, to
Tyrone Roberts, Sr. Ta'sheka is also the daughter of the late
Norris Dennis Langston and
the granddaughter of the late
Robert Charles Larry, Sr. and
Annie Mae Larry.
Tyrone is the son of the
late Jimmy Lee Roberts and
S. Ernestine Roberts of Miami, Fl.
Miss Langston is a 1997
Graduate of Port St. Joe High
School. The groom is a gradu-
ate of Carol City High School
in Miami.
The couple will wed on
July 22 at New Bethel A.M.E.
"Church at 4:30 p.m. The recep-
tion will follow at the Centennial
Building.
Everyone is cordially invit-


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Welcome Bo Connor
Fairon McLeod (a.k.a Aunt
Fairon) would like to congratu-
late the parents, Zach & Loralei
Roney and announce the birth
of Bo Conner Roney.
Bo Conner Roney arrived
on June 22. He weighed 71bs.
15 oz. and was 21 inches long.
He spent the first 11 days of
his life in Shand's Hospital,
Gainesville, Florida but he is
now home and doing fine.
Zach and Loralei are anx-
ious to introduce Bo Conner to
Family and Friends.


f HHIappyl Birthday Papa

S.l tihkI_ you'ree Nifty,
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Fifty Year High School Class Reunion


The Port St. Joe High
School Class of 1956
is celebrating their 50th
anniversary the weekend of
July 14-16. Gatherings will
begin Friday evening at 6 p.m.
ETatthe First UnitedMethodist
Church in the Fellowship
Hall. On Saturday at noon,
they will again gather at First
United Methodist Church for
a hamburger lunch and a
memorial service. In a class of
42, six members are deceased.
These are: Jimmy Howell,
Vince "Binky" Kilbourn, Peggy
Linton, Gene Raffield, John
Wesley Stephens, Fred Wages
and one class sponsor, Alice
Andrews Machen.
.At 5 p.m. on Saturday
evening, Bobbie Porter
Marshall will host dinner in
her lovely home on St. Joseph


Drive.
Sunday morning at the
11 a.m. worship service, all
classmates and their spouses
will be honored guests at First
Baptist Church. Dr. Oliver
Harper will deliver the morning
message, and Jimmy Marlow
will participate in the ministry
of music. Both are members of
the class of '56. Lunch catered
by Sisters will be enjoyed in
the church Fellowship Hall
following the service.
Any former teachers and
friends are welcome to stop
by and say hello sometime
during the weekend. Local
members of this class are:
Mary (Clifton) Brown, Dot
(Sealey) Creamer, Louise
Daughtry, Gail (Bateman)
Hinote, Billy Milton Johnson,
Bobbie (Porter) Marshall, Bert
Munn, Robert Nedley, Mary
Ann Parker, Cora Sue (Smith)
Robinson, Charlie Smith,
Bobby Stebel, Mary Agnes
(Culpepper) Stephens, Sonjia
(Blount) Taylor, Ranza (Cox)
Whittington, Walter Wilder.
Out of town classmates
are: Grant Adams, Melba
(Butts) Arnold, Jackie Davis,


Dick Dawson, Gypsie (Love)
Dawson, Barbara (Sikes)
Dolan, Oliver Harper, Grover
'Lee Holland, Mary Gladys
Ingram, Ida Nell (Cannington)
Jensen, Billy Jordan, Patsy
(Daniell) Kannenberg, Jimmy
Marlow, ,Patsy (Coker) Mims,
Joy,' (Williamson) Newman,
Kathryn (Marshall) Phurrough,
Owen Presnell, Wilbur L.
Smith, Jr., Martha (Costin)
Spiva, Rachael (Wimberly)
Wages and Class Sponsor
Margaret (Key) Biggs.
Others invited to
participate because they
were a significant part of the
class for some of the school
years are: Ted Arnold, Joy
Dale (Baxter) Johnson,
Marietta (Chafin) Bricker,
Paula (Duperrouzel) Allen,
Pete Dupperouzel, Frances
(Jones) Fernely, Edna (Wood)
Gargus, Madelyn (McFarland)
Harlow, Catherine (Clark)
Kelly, Frank Lehardy, Don
Levens, Mary Ann (Howard)
Levens, Roy Marshall, Willine
(Jolly) McLeod, Gordon "Buck"
Rhames. Ralph Swatts, Ann
(Ward) Tison.


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Port St. Joe Police Department


On June 19, at approxi-
mately 10:02 a.m. Nacorian
A. Thomas, age 28, of Port St.
Joe was arrested on an active
warrant out of Bay County.
Thomas was transported
to the Gulf County Jail to
await first appearance.
On June 20, at approxi-
mately 6:19 p.m. Terri F Real,
age 48, of Port St. Joe was
arrested for driving under
the influence, resisting arrest
and driving on a suspended
license. Real was stopped for
erratic driving on Reid Avenue.
Upon officers contact with
Real she attempted to elude
arrest by walking away from
her vehicle. Real refused to
stop and after a brief struggle
officers took her into custody.
Real refused to give breath
samples as required by law
and was transported to the
Gulf County Jail to await first
appearance.
On June 28 at approxi-


mately 11:17 p.m. Melvin B.
Martin, Sr., age 41, of Port
St. Joe was arrested for pos-
session of marijuana. Martin
was stopped for a traffic vio-
lation. Upon officers making
contact with Martin an odor of
marijuana was detected com-
ing from inside his vehicle.
Martin advised officers that
marijuana was inside his vehi-
cle. Officers located a clear
plastic bag containing mari-
juana inside Martin's vehicle
and placed him under lawful
arrest. Martin was transport-
ed to the Gulf County Jail.
On June 23, at approxi-
mately 6:58 a.m. Thresa N.
Whitfield, age 27, of Port St.
Joe was arrested for driving
with a suspended license.
Whitfield was stopped
for a traffic violation and was
found to be driving while
her license was suspended.
Whitfield was transported to
the Gulf County Jail to await


first appearance.
On July 2, at approximate-
ly 12:54 a.m. Christianna A.
Gaudio, age 28, of Tallahassee
was arrested for driving under
the influence. Gaudio was
stopped for erratic driving.
Upon making contact with
Gaudio the officer detected a
strong odor of alcoholic bever-
age. Gaudio completed several
roadside assessments indicat-
ing she was too impaired to be
driving. Gaudio was arrested
for driving under the influence
and transported to the Port St.
Joe Police Department where
she gave breath samples. The


breath samples were well over
Sthe legal limit to be driving.
Gaudio was then transported
to the Gulf County Jail.
On July 3 at approxi-
mately 4:15 p.m. Hayley D.
Parker, age 43, of Port St.
Joe, was arrested for violation
of probation. Parker is cur-
rently, serving probation for
grand theft, fraudulent use
of a credit card, and posses-
sion of drug paraphernalia.
Parker violated court ordered
probation by being in pos-
session of a controlled sub-
stance (cocaine). Parker was
arrested and transported to


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There is a local television station that says, "It's 10 o'clock,
do you know where your children are?"
Well, ladies, unless your hubby has left you with 20 years
worth of pay or a healthy insurance policy, insist I repeat
- insist he file a "float plan." Simply put, let somebody know
where he is going, the departure point, the anticipated route,
and when he will return.
Have him leave a copy with you, at the marina, with a friend
or neighbor, or even on the seat of his car if he is leaving a boat
trailer and car where he launches. If he does not return when
expected, call the sheriff, Coast Guard, or marine patrol and
explain that he is missing.
Don't rely on being able to reach him by cell phone. He
could be out of range or it could have fallen overboard. Remain
calm, it will be most helpful.
A float plan is pretty easy to accomplish. For a sample float
plan form or a check of his boat for safety equipment, you can
call Curtis or Marcia Low at 850/647-3858 and we will.be glad to
check safety items with you. Should you need safety equipment,
the inspection form will permit you to buy needed equipment at
a discount.
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The Port St. Joe Police Department is committed to promot-
ing safety for all citizens. Port St. Joe Police Departments goal is
to ensure everyone using the highway and roadway system may
do so safely and to provide a deterrent for those who violate
laws. Enforcement is a tool to facilitate the achievement of this
safety. Recognizing that alcohol is consistently involved in many
crashes resulting in a fatality mandates unwavering attention.
Reducing death and injury associated with impaired drivers is
one of the most important objectives. The State of Florida, Gulf
County and the City of Port St. Joe provide the roadway as a
benefit to the public at large. Accordingly, these agencies seek to
safeguard all drivers through the use of a non-intrusive check-
point to detect and remove impaired drivers from the road.,
The use of the Roadside Safety Checkpoint, public educa-
tion and enforcement are combined to achieve and enhance the
reduction in deaths and injuries caused by impaired vehicle
operators. These law enforcement agencies are dedicated to
aggressive DUI law enforcement. Zero tolerance of DUI contin-
ues to be top priority in traffic law enforcement. The Port St. Joe
Police Department will be conducting DUI Sobriety Checkpoints
on Highway 98 throughout this year in effort to maintain a safe
driving environment for all drivers.



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the Gulf County Jail to await
first appearance.
On July 5 at approxi-
mately 4:21 p.m. George E
Whitehurst, age 57, of Port St.
Joe, was arrested for viola-
tion of probation. Whitehurst
is currently serving probation
for driving while license sus-
pended. Whitehurst failed to
comply with several probation
instructions including being in
possession of a controlled sub-
stance (cocaine). Whitehurst
was arrested and transported
to the Gulf County Jail for
these violations.
On July 9 at approxi-
mately 12:00 a.m. Victoria A.
Stallworth, age 51, of Port St.
Joe was arrested for driving
under he influence. Stallworth
was stopped for a traffic viola-
tion and upon the officer mak-
ing contact with the driver
an odor of alcoholic bever-
age was detected. Stallworth


completed several roadside
assessments, which indicated
Stallworth was impaired by
alcoholic beverages. Stallworth
was arrested for driving under
the influence and trans-
ported to the Port St. Joe
Police Department where she
refused to give breath samples
as required by law. Stallworth
was then transported to the
Gulf County Jail to await first
appearance.
On July 9 at approximate-
ly 10:47 p.m. Josi Mancia
Ruiz Leonel, age 33, of Port
St. Joe was arrested for drunk
and disorderly. Leonel was in
an intoxicated state wanting to
fight everyone at his residence
causing a fear for their safety.
Leonel was placed under law-
ful arrest and transported to
the Gulf County Jail.


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Walk-in patients

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Evening and weekend hours are now available at
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Available now for adop-
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SBay Humane Society -
Kip, a four week old
puppy, one of six, (pictured);
Prince, Yellow lab male,
Tater, a nine month old red
bulldog, Jeter, a grown black
lab male, Betsy, a hound
Smix five months old; Jasper,
S" a six-and-a-half-month-old
Bulldog pup; Hound Pups
five months old (first shots),
Molly, a nice white female
bulldog; Gracie, a female
-: -.' blue heeler (australian cattle
dog). Always kittens. Come
see.
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Friday and Saturday.


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St. Joseph Bay Humane Society is an Equal Opportunity
Employee. We are looking for part time help six days a
week.
3 hours in the morning and 2 hours in the afternoon.
Pay $7.00 an hour. For more information please contact
Carolyn Lee at 227-1103.
References must be provided




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Crime Scene

Technology Courses

Offered At GCCC
The Criminal Justice
Training Academy of Gulf
Coast Community College
is pleased to announce the
new Crime Scene Technology
Program. The new certificate
program will be held at the
North Bay Center in Southport
and classes will begin on
Thursday, August 17, 2006.
The program constitutes
two semesters (28 semester
hours) and will prepare the
student for an entry level posi-
tion as a crime scene techni-
cian. The class is also suitable
for' those currently working
in the law enforcement com-
munity who want to expand
their knowledge of forensics.
Hands on crime scene proce-
dures will be demonstrated by
experienced instructors.
Entry into the program
requires a background check
and fingerprinting.
For additional information,
contact Jackie'Vaughn at the
North Bay Center at (850) 747-
3233.


Ricky Lavn her memory a loving
KiCky LaVer, Georgia Fenn of
St. Joe; her father, J
Carter Givens (Flora); two daug
Courtney "Nana" Leno:
Mr. Ricky Lavon Carter, Kiara "Ickey" Fenn, both
age 48, of Wewahitchka, passed St. Joe; one son, Jarro<
away Friday, June 30, 2006, at Lenox and one son she
Bay Medical Center. as her own, Byron Jones
Mr. Carter was a member of Port St. Joe; five
of Glad Tidings Assembly of ers, Tommy Garland,
God Church. He enjoyed fes- Fenn, and Marlo Thomr
tivals, fishing and spending of Port St. Joe, Danny (
time with his family. He was of Baltimore, MD, and F
predeceased by his mother, Givens; three sisters,
Ann Carter Waldorff and his Fenn and Deanna G
father, John Sidney Peacock. both of Panama City
Mr. Carter is survived-by Alfreda Mitchell of Balti
his wife, Sharon Carter, of MD; three grandchi
Wewahitchka; one son, Jason Miss Kamari Clayton, I
Carter and Jaclyn, of Wewa; Zayden, and Miss Ja'N
one sister, Anjie George and Lenox, all of Port St. Joe
Jamie, of Altha; an uncle, JT favorite nephews, Ja
Murphy and Carolyn, of Fort Fenn, Jamie Fenn, and A
Walton; and a dog, Popeye. Larry, all of Port St. Joe;
Funeral services for Mr. nieces, Raven Gant, T
Carter will be 2 p.m. (CST) Fenn, Keosha Fenn, I
Monday, July 3, 2006, at Glad Fenn, Nakia Fenn, I
Tidings Assembly of God in Fenn, and Kiasheba Mi
Wewahitchka. Interment will all of Port St. Joe; tw(
follow in Buckhorn Cemetery cial friends, Katherine
with Hall Funeral Home direct- Clark, and Archie D&
ing. The family 'will receive and a host of loving re
friends from 6-8 p.m. (CST) and friends.
Sunday. July 2, 2006, at Glad Funeral services
Tidings Assembly of God held Saturday, July 1,
Church in Wewahitchka. Hall at 2 p.m. E.D.T. at New
Ftneral Home in Altha is in A.M.E. Church in Port S
charge of these arrangements. Interment followed in
Hill Cemetery.
All services were
Antoinette Lenox the direction of the Con
Funeral Home.
SMrs. Antoinette Lenox
quietly departed this life on
Saturday. June 24, 2006, at Mamie Stall
Bay Medical Center in Panama atalwol
City. She was born December
8, 1954, in Eufaula, Alabama, Mrs. Mamie Stallwc
to Georgia Ann Fenn and long-time resident of Pc
Joseph C. Givens. Antoinette Joe, Florida, passed aw
was then united in marriage
to Mr. Willie D. Lenox Jr.
This union was blessed with
the birth of two children and
one adopted child. She unit-
ed with Zion Fair Missionary
Baptist Church under the pas-
tronage of the late Rev. Charles
E Price. Net, as she was affec- I-
tionately called, loved her chil- M s^
dren, family and sports. She -
was employed at St. Andrews f C
Health and Rehabilitation for
15 years, where she was very
much admired, respected
and loved. She was preced-
ed in death by her brother
Demetrius Givens.
She leaves to cherish



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Port
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of Port
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raised
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broth-
James
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Givens
Roland
Carol
ivens,
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Anissa
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June 25, 2006, in Pasadena,
California, where she moved
in 1964 to be near her chil-
dren.
Preceding her in death
was her husband of 40 years,
Matthew Stallworth, and two
of their children, Rollins
Stallworth and Inez Scott, who
passed away one month ear-
lier than her mother.
Ma Mamie, as she was
affectionately known, accepted
Christ at a very young age.
She was a member of the
Church of God in Christ in
Port St. Joe, where she served
faithfully as the secretary of
Bible Study.
Her hobbies included
cooking at which she excelled
- and reading God's Word.
She leaves to cherish
her memory: one son,-James
Stallworth (Amy); five daugh-
ters, Odessa Burney, Rose
Hudspeth (Melvin), Mary
Spencer (Billy), Pearl McNair,
Ruby Williams (Jimmy), and
Gina Young, whom Mamie
considered a daughter; 'twen-.
ty-eight grand children; sixty-
three great grandchildren;
and a host of nieces, nephews,
cousins, and friends.
She spent her final years
with her very devoted daugh-
ter and son-in-law, Rosa and
Melvin Hudspeth.
She was employed by the
Ellis family, who kept in touch
with her after her move to
California. Also the Costin
family played a big part in her
life and family.


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Timothy Wayne


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Whitfield

Timothy Wayne Whitfield,
31, of Panama City passed
away on Saturday July 8, 2006
as a result of multiple injuries
from an automobile accident
on July 1, 2006.
He was preceded in
death by his father, Dennis
Whitfield.
He is survived by his
sons Jacob Lee Whitfield,
and Jonas Wayne Whitfield,
and one stepson, Jude Welch;
his fiancee Holly Adams; his
mother, Lucille Whitfield; four
sisters, Melissa Schell, Sherry
(Scott) Hopper, Sheila (Bryan)
Blankenship, and Melinda
(Robert) Stephens; several


nieces and nephews; aunts;
uncles; and cousins; also
survived by his former wife
Shaleen Whitfield.
Funeral services will be
held on Saturday July 15 at the
Highland View Church of God
in Port St. Joe at 11:00 a.m.
EDT with the Rev. Tim Bailey
and the Rev. David Nichols
officiating..The Viewing will be
Held at the church at 10:00
a.m. Saturday prior to the
service. Interment will follow
in Holly Hill Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers dona-
tions may be made at Tyndall
Federal Credit Union Account
# 1914009. All donations will
, be greatly appreciated and will
go toward medical and funeral
expenses.
All services are under the
direction of the Comforter
Funeral Home;


Nelson Gregory

(Greg) Wood

Nelson Gregory (Greg)
Wood, 41, of Port St. Joe,
Florida, died July 8, 2006
in a local hospital. He was
born September 22, 1964
in Abbeville, Alabama, and
moved to Port St. Joe in
August 1968. He was pre-
ceded in death by his moth-
er, Brenda Nelson Wood, his
grandparents, William J. and
Mary Kate Wood and William
E Nelson. He is survived by
his father, William "Bill" Wood,
step-mother, Suzanne Wood,
three brothers, William Jeffrey
Wood, Joseph Ryan Wood
and wife Sherry, A, Kristian
Richbourg, all of Port St. Joe,
grandmother, Eudora Nelson
of Abbeville, niece, Mary Kate
Wood, aunts, Annie Fletcher
Leslie and husband Bill of
Greenville, South Carolina,
Jeanette Cherry of Abbeville,
Linda Searcy and husband
Dan of Canton, Georgia,
Emma W. Espy of Abbeville,
Doris Wood of Abbeville,
uncles Russell Wood and wife
Sharon of Abbeville, Bob Price
and wife Nell of Abbeville, very
special friend, Karen Borden
and children of Port St. Joe,
numerous friends and cousins.
Greg loved sailing, NASCAR
racing, fishing, football, read-
ing, writing his songs, play-


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panion Thunder. Greg had a
double lung transplant from
UAB in 2002. He was coura-
geous and fearless in his battle
with Cystic Fibrosis. Greg's
smile and wit will be greatly
missed. Funeral services were
held Tuesday at 10 a.m. ET
in the Oak Grove Assembly
.Church of Port St. Joe,,with
Brother Dave Fernandez and
Brother Brent Vickery offici-
ating.' Internment followed
in Holly Hill Cemetery. The
family received friends at the
church on Monday from 5-7.
p.m. ET. Those desiring to
may make a contribution to
the Abilities Foundation for
Cystic Fibrosis, 2735 Whitney
Road, Clearwater, Florida
33760-1610 in memory of
Greg Wood.
Wilson Funeral Home
Panama City, Florida


June Roxie Smiley Filos


June Roxie Smiley Filos,
age 6.6 of Wewahitchka,
passed away Sunday, July
9, 2006 at her home. She
was born in Port St. Joe, and
had lived in Wewa since 1999,
moving back home from New
Orleans after 30 years. Mrs.
Filos had a Business Degree,
and worked 10 years at the
International Trade Center in


New Orleans as a secretary.
She then worked as a Mutual
Clerk for American Tote for
20 years. She was affiliated
with the Harbour of Refuge,
Lighthouse Church of Wewa.
Mrs. Filos was preceded in
death by her -parents, Cyrus
and Lula Smiley; a brother,
Cyrus'Smiley. Jr; 4 sisters,
Barbara Thrumbeck, Callie
McKelvey, Georgia Bryant
and Kathlene Smiley; and
a grandson, Dennis Causey.
Survivors include her daugh-
ters, Robin Hickman and
husband Lee of Yakmia, WA;
Tammy Hysmith and husband
James of Wewa; Debbar Filos
of Wewa and Velvet Guerin and
husband Bruce of Canterbury,
NH; her grandchildren,
Rachael Wolinski, Jessica
Wolinski, Lenore Morgan,
Adriane Gelatt, Melissa Sims,
George Wolinski, Jr., Ashley
Wolinski, Joseph Causey,
Paul, Causey, Dani June
Guerin and Jared Guerin.
Her great-grandchildren,
Matthew and Micah Morgan,
Joshua, Michele and Michael
Martinez, Alyssa, Megan and
Sydney Sims, Jasmine and
Cheyenne Causey,.Krystal and
Kelli Wolinski and Louis and
Charles Gelatt; her brothers,
Virgil, J.M, Dearry, Ronald
and Donald Smiley and her
sisters, Virginia Richardson
and Rena Smiley; and a very
special friend, Jack Delaney
of New Orleans. Graveside
funeral services will be held
at 10:00 A.M. Thursday at
Roberts Cemetery with Pastor
Rhonda Strickland officiating.
Interment will follow. Asked
to serve as pallbearers are
George Wolinski, Jr, Joseph
Causey, Paul Causey, Lee
Hickman, Bruce Guerin and
James Hysmith. The fam-
ily will receive friends at the
funeral home Wednesday, July
12, 2006 from 6:00 until 8:00
PM. Kent-Forest Lawn,- 2403
Harrison Avenue, 763-4694


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CHURCH NEWS


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Gospel Sing
The Abe Springs Baptist Church
would like to invite everyone to a Gospel
Sing. This will be at 6 p.m. CT on
Saturday, July 15. The church is located
at Hwy. 275 South in Blountstown. We
will be having local talent and everyone
is invited to come and be part of this.
For more information call 674-5880 or
674-4376.

Vacation Bible School
First Baptist Church of Port St. Joe
will be having Vacation Bible School
from July 17 21, from 6 p.m. to 8:30,
p.m. in the evening.
The theme this year is Arctic Blast.
So send your kids from ages 4 to those
entering fifth grade to have an awesome
time.
The church is located at .102 3rd
Street. For more information, call 227-
1552.

Six-Week Grief Support

Group Offered
Covenant Hospice invites adults who
are grieving the loss of a loved one to
attend a six-week grief support group.
The group will meet every Tuesday,
from July 25 through August 29, from 5
p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Covenant Hospice's
Education Center, located at 107 W. 19th
St.
Participants will learn about the grief
process and have an opportunity to explore
their grief and to share experiences in a
safe and caring environment.
This is a free service with refresh-
ments provided. Registration isrequiired.
Membership is closed to new members'
after the August 1 meeting.
To register, please call Christina Coates
at 785-3040..


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Office: 850-227-1837 Tarsonage: 850-229-6271
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Schedule ofServices
Sunday 'Wednesda .
Sunday School 9:45am Mid eekMeal 5:00pm
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FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
Constitution and Monument Port St. Joe
(850) 227-1724


Contemporary Service 9.00 a.m.
Sunday School: 10:00am.
Morning Worhip: 11:00 a.m.
Methodist Youth Fellowship: 6:00p.m.
Evening Worship: 7:00 p.m.
All Times are EST


Rev. Malcolm "Mac" Fulcher
PASTOR
JefWhitty
Minister ofMusic/Youth
Deborah Loylek
DirectorofChildrenMinistries


Jesus is Lord and He is waiting
FOR YOU AT:
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382 Ling Street Highland View
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
(850)227-1306
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.


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Morning Worship
Evening Service
Discipleship Training
Wednesday Prayer


11:00 a.m.
7:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m.
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St. Joseph Parish
20th & Monument, Port St Joe, FL, 227-1417
All Mass times EDT:
Saturday: 4:00 pm, Sunday: 9:30
Monday, Thursday, Friday: 9:30 am
Wednesday: 5:30 pm
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Suidy WorsipSe ve: 9:00a,m, CST
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Cathy Rutherford Reid Ave.
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102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE
Brent Vickery, Pastor
Buddy Caswell, Minister of Music & Education
Michael'Rogers, Miniser to Students
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Robert, whom Coursey
describes as a "city slicker,"
had never lived with animals
before hooking up with his
wife, who at the time of their
marriage shared her home
with a Doberman named
Baby.
Robert eventually
discovered the joys of pet
ownership, and lent his
support to his wife's alpaca
scheme.


Three years ago, a
birthday, Robert sur
Kathryn with the ge
of her dreams. He ma
three-hour trip to a
Springs farm and ret
Mocha and Titan whi
slept.
The Family Grow
Coursey suspects
both Rowena and M
have a bun in the over
Though it is extra


Prissy, a miniature llama, keeps Coursey's alpacas compa


on her difficult to gauge an alpaca's
prised pregnancy the animals
Tidings carry their "cria" under their
de the rib cage for most of their
White 11-13-month pregnancy -
trieved Coursey is relying on her
le she feminine intuition.
She has spotted her herd
rs sire, Zephyr, strutting around
That the pen and attributes the
melody new spring in his step to his
i. impending fatherhood.
remely Seeking to expand
her alpaca clan, Coursey
purchased her two breeding
females for $10,000 apiece.
She was told that Melody
was a maiden, having
.- expressed no interest in the
seller's herd sire.
But Melody had a
secret.
"We found out Melody
was pregnant when we saw
four extra legs in there," said
Coursey.
"Our maiden wasn't."
After her original gelding
purchase, Coursey decided
to begin breeding alpacas for
profit.
She did her homework,
surveying the state of the
alpaca market on websites
for the reputable trade
organizations Alpaca Owners
and Breeders Association
(AOBA) and Florida Alpaca
Breeders Association
(FABA).
Though alpacas have
been a viable industry, in
South America for many
years, the animals are
relative newcomers to the
U.S., arriving as recently as
1983.
They are raised for their
fiber, which is stronger,
lighter and warmer than
sheep's wool.
Sheep's wool also itches,
due to the presence of coarse
guard hair that protects the
undercoat. Alpacas lack
guard hair, and their fibers
'. are spun into extremely soft,
itch-free yarn that can be
worn by people with \\-ool
allergies.
Though she hopes to one
-day shift her focus to fiber
S production, Coursey notes
that the U.S. market is not
quite ready.
With not enough alpacas
to support alpaca fiber mills
i such as those that currently
exist in Peru, U.S. alpaca
farms are, Coursey notes,
still a "cottage industry."
any. 'The money now is in


Kathryn Coursey spins alpaca fibers on this pvc spinning wheel.


the breeding. Eventually
the money will be in the
yarn, and the fiber itself,
and at that point, they're
forecasting 15-20 years
before the money will switch
from breeding alpacas to the
fiber aspect of it," she said.
U.S. alpaca organizations
have begun a marketing


campaign to generate
interest in alpaca yarn. They
hope to secure a niche for
alpaca as a luxury item, like
cashmere.
But that's the future,
notes Coursey, who is
focusing her efforts on
breeding Melody and Rowena
and selling their offspring to


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Coursey admits that the
breeding game is a gamble,
with the prize going to the
owner who manages to breed
the most females.
She offered her possibly
pregnant females, Melody
and Rowena, as examples.
"Next year, if one has a
girl, I will be $10,000 richer
than I was the day before; if
they botly have boys, I'm a
year behind," said Coursey,
who notes that alpaca
farming is not for those with
short attention spans.
"The biggest'drawback to
this is people thinking they're
going to get an immediate
return on their investment
and it takes years," she
said.
Spinning Alpaca
When the alpaca fiber
market takes off, Coursey
will be ready.
She has acquired her
"ugly as homemade sin" PVC
pipe spinning wheel and has
begun spinning her own
alpaca yarn.
The spinning wheel has
two bobbins, activated by a
foot pedal, and Coursey has
spent the last six months
trying to achieve a uniformity
of spacing in her yam, a task
she has not yet perfected.
She has been cheered on
by her friends at the Fountain
Fiber Guild, a group of like-
minded spinners, crocheters
and knitters she joins every
first Saturday of the month
in nearby Fountain.
At the guild, Coursey
has begun her own alpaca
marketing campaign,
(See RETIREMENT PLAN on Page 8B)


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Dog Days Party Does


Female Youth Conference More Than Beat The Heat


The Project Mold-a-Male/Female Annual Youth
Conference about community concerns will be held July
20-22 for students 7 to 17 years old.
Program Highlights
Thursday 6 p.m. opening activities, gym reg-
istration (Special note: the first 50 people to register
and attend the entire conference will receive backpacks
emblazoned with the sponsors' logos.)
Friday 9 a.m. Zion Fair Missionary Baptist
Church
*Breakfast
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Honorable Judge Fred Witten
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*Lunch
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The "Ist Annual Dog Days
Party" hosted by Larry Covell and his wife Melanie will
be at the Wheelhouse Cafe, in Apalachicola beginning at
noon on Saturday, July 22.
Since the "dog days" of summer feel like they last for-
ever, this party will go on well into the evening.
Covell, along with sponsor Serious Cycles of Port
St. Joe, will donate the proceeds from the event to the
Apalachicola Veterans Memorial Plaza and Three Soldiers
statue.
Covell, who served on a Navy destroyer in 1965 and
1966 off the coast of Vietnam, has spent the six years he
has lived in Apalachicola close to the water, as well. He
and his wife, a seventh generation native of the area, oper-
ated a tackle shop for a year before
opening the Wheelhouse Cafe at 317 Water Street in
2005. The couple is committed to periodically helping
individuals in need and causes in the community.
The "1st Annual Dog Days Party" will feature three
bands, "Stroker," "Freddie Dee & Lola" and "The Breed.'
Oysters on the half shell will be $2.00 a dozen and a draft
beer will cost 50 cents. There will be a raffle and a 50/50
drawing. For more information, call Larry at Wheelhouse
Cafe & Tours, 653-8860.


SEPTEMBER
Music in the Park, Each Thursday night at 6 pm (CT)
in Sunset Park, Mexico Beach
Annual Scallop Festival, Labor Day Weekend, Port
St. Joe
Beach Blast Olympic Triathlon & Duathlon,
September 23, Beacon Hill Park, Great sports event
involving swimming, biking and running. More infor-
mation: www.TheBeachBlast.com.
The event will bring hundreds of visitors to the area.
Volunteers needed. Come support local athletes!
Annual Kingfish Shootout, Sept. 25-26, C-Quarters
Marina, Carrabelle

Port St. Joe Garden Club News
The Port St. Joe Garden Club will hold its July meeting on
July 13th at 6 p.m. at the Garden Club Center on 8th Street.
Everyone is invited to our meetings and programs.
Members: You are reminded to bring to this meeting four
recipes from each of the following: Appetizers and Beverages;
Hors-d'oeuvres, Salads and Soups; and Beef. The Club plans
to compile a new cookbook, so your recipes are needed as soon
as possible.
This year the Port St. Joe Garden Club plans to return to
"Christmas in the Gardens," which will be held on Saturday,
November 18.
In case you are not familiar with this project, the Garden
Club has put on this Christmas decorating show every year since
1993, with the exception of last year.
Ticket holders are served homemade goodies and given
door prizes after the decorators are finished with the perfor-
Smance. Mark your calendars now as you will not want to miss
this activity.
If you are interested in learning more about the Club, or
would like to come to visit, just call any one of the officers or
members and they will be glad to give you a ride.
Members: Don't forget the time for this meeting is 6 p.m.
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swapping alpaca yarn for
wool and winning numerous
converts.
Radisson, Rowena,
Melody, Zephyr, Mocha
and Titan are sheered every
spring by a professional who
works the Florida circuit.
The alpacas lay on their
sides, with feet bound, and
are flipped over. The whole
process, which includes a
toe trimming, takes several
minutes, and the price is
around $35 per alpaca.
The fiber is sorted based
on grade, and nothing is
wasted. The blanket fiber,
taken from the ribs and
backbone, makes the softest
yarn, while the course leg
fiber is used to make rugs.
During her morning eBay
research, Coursey has found
that one handspun skein of
alpaca yarn sells for $80.
She wants to perfect her
spinning technique before
she follows suit.
"I've had some people


asking, but I'm not ready to
sell yet," said Coursey.
Adventures on eBay
Coursey may be hesitant
to sell her yarn online, but
she is no stranger to the
eBay marketplace.
A quick survey of
Coursey'syard reveals several
items that she is readying for
sale to the highest bidder.
There are turkeys,
ducks, red golden pheasants,
multiple breeds of chicken
-eggs sold separately,
sugar cane stalks, bamboo,
giant elephant ears, kiwi
fruit plants and weeping
willow and white mulberry
saplings.
Coursey has always been
an entrepreneur she once
sold arts and crafts from
her cab to buy her sons'
Christmas presents and
her eBay sales finance her
alpaca feed.
In her spare time, she
creates intricate wood-
burned pet portraits on


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special order, and strives
for an authenticity of
expression.
"I want them to come
out like your animal not
just any of that breed, but
your specific animal," said
Coursey.
She charges $100 for
an 8"x10" pine plaque, and
has completed portraits for
both dog and alpaca owners
alike.
A Passion for Alpacas
Coursey can talk all day
about alpacas. They are her
true passion, more fulfilling
than her work as an airbrush
artist or her current stint as
a correctional officer.
She treats the animals
like her own children, and
knows that one day, they'll
make her proud.
'This is our nest egg,
our retirement investment,"
Coursey said, and then
revealed another half dozen
alpaca business strategies,
including purchasing a


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The Suwannee Valley Alpaca farm commissioned this llama portrait from artist Kathryn Coursey.


highborn herd sire for
breeding purposes and
taking him on the road.
With some luck,
Coursey's retirement may
come early. Rowena and
Melody could both have girls,
AOBA's marketing campaign


could generate alpaca frenzy
and Coursey could perfect
her spinning in record time.
Then Coursey's windfall
will make all her hard .work
worthwhile.
"Hopefully, one day I'll
make enough money to walk


out of the prison singing a
.country and western song,"
said Coursey, with a nod to 4
Johnny Paycheck classic.
'Take this job and shove
it, I ain't working here no
more..."


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By Marie Logan
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Don't judge a book, or in this case a
building, by its cover.
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The much-photographed and painted
building, as it still stands today, was built at
the junction of Indian Pass Road and County
Road 30-A to take advantage of any traffic
passing through the remote area during the
construction of U.S. 98 in 1929.
It sits in front of Indian Lagoon, where the
McNeills owned the oyster beds, and which
opens into the far western end of Apalachicola
Bay.
In the early 1930s, Mrs. Gypsie McNeill
served noon meals and catered dinner parties
Sin the east portion of the building.
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wholesale oyster businesses in which
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business in the area to make it
unfeasible to continue wholesaling,
yet leaving more oysters than one
family could consume, Jimmy
McNeill, the current owner,
:; persuaded his family to add a raw
S:',3 bar to the food and wall-full of
Staples, that the store still carried for
.irJ" locals, and a landmark was reborn.
Today the bar still serves oysters
from the, family oyster beds and

Bay.
But history repeated itself.
Rebuilding Memories
The Indian Pass Raw Bar will
reopen this Friday, July 14, a year
almost to the day since Hurricane
Dennis closed the place on July 10,
2005.
S W eWhen Dennis hit, storm surge
inundated most of Indian Pass,
and the century old building took a
massive hit.
Because it sits flat on the ground,
the building flooded from all sides,
i situated as. it is in the middle of
S1 lagoons and swampland.
S a Four feet of water gushed
e raw bar. into the bar, breaking windows,


smashing doors, and ruining equipment and
merchandise.
Water, muck .and debris stood in the
building for almost 24 hours. By then it was
too late to save most of the interior.
"Hurricane Dennis was a real shock to
this family," said'McNeill, who lost not only his
business but his home, as well. "I never thought
we'd stay out of business this long."
He has spent the past year rebuilding the
business, while hIiing in a FELMA trailer. He
plans to rebuild his house aiter the raw bar is
back up and running: The house of Jimmy's
parents, James and Betty McNeill, escaped the
flooding.
What was salvaged from inside the raw bar
-has sat inside.the tractor-trailer truck parked
in front of the building for most of the past.year.
It is not a lot.
But, according to Lorie Greer, McNeill's
fiance, the raw bar will once again soon sell
its T-shirts, hats and coffee mugs along with


its food.
The .outside looks almost the same, with
the weathered sign atop the peeling white paint
of the inverted V-shaped front pore h o\verhanrg!
The trio of old gas pumps is still at the edge of
the cement slab porch, as is the long weathered
bench under the center-front window. where.
many a patron has passed the time. leet
propped on the bench-long foot rest.
The three giant ceiling fans about 14 feet
up still stir the air, but stir it around a ne\.
set of elegant dark wood doors with inassil
curled metal-handles. The doors give an inikl
of what is inside.
Opening the doors, the interior of the raw
bar is very different, but somehow still the
same.
You walk onto a distinctly University of
Florida floor, checkerboard muted blue and
orange 12-inch painted tiles, with the green

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St. Joe Company,



Panhandle Featured in



National Geographic


By Valerie Lovett
Florida Freedom
Newspapers
Northwest Florida par-
ticularly the St. Joe Co. -
gets international attention
this month with a spread in
National Geographic maga-
zine.
The story, entitled Land
on the Edge, in the 8 mil-
lion-circulation publication
surveys the state of coastal
zones throughout the country,
zeroing in on how develop-
ment has affected the environ-
ment at beaches in California,
Oregon, Massachusetts and in
St. Joe-owned areas of the
Florida Panhandle.
Writer Joel K. Bourne Jr.'s
assessment of the state's larg-
est landowner includes bits
from an interview with Peter
Rummell, St. Joe's chief exec-
utive officer, and a synopsis of
the company's self-professed
mission of thoughtful develop-
ment.
"At the end of the day he,
reluctantly perhaps, agreed
that St. Joe is setting a new
standard of development that
others should emulate," St.
Joe Co. spokesman Jerry Ray
said. "There's no indictment
here."
But, Ray said, Bourne did
fumble in some spots.
"He misses the point of
regional place-making. He
doesn't quite understand plan-
ning for long-term future, and
that's particularly a priority
for us," Ray said. "It was not
entirely correct. Some things
he missed, both factually and
philosophically."
The thrust of the story,
Ray said, shows that St.
Joe officials may have con-


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the Gulf County Community
Development Corporation
Homeownership Center
Homebuyer Workshop.
Homebuyer Education
Workshop
When: Monday and
Tuesday, July 24-25, 2006
5:15pm 8:30pm
Where: Railroad Building
301 E. 1st Street, Port St.
Joe, FL
Workshop Highlights:
Steps to Homeownership
What are the advantages
and disadvantages of home-


ownership?
The Home buying Process
What Comes First Where
to begin in the homebuying
process.
Sample Mortgage
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Who are the Key Players?
8 Obstacles to
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Barriers and How to Overcome
those Barriers 3 Biggest
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Three Things A Lender
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Working with Real Estate
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Obtaining Financing
Shopping for a Loan, Applying
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Shopping for a Mortgage
Applying for a Mortgage
Post Purchase Obstacles
This workshop is free
to Gulf County Residents -
Nonresidents $50 fee. RSVP
Required Contact Lawren
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Bense Honored


Florida Counties Honor
House Speaker Allan
Bense with the Exemplary
Public Service Award
The Florida Association
of Counties (FAC) presented
the Exemplary Public Service
Award to House Speaker
Allan Bense (R-Bay) during an
awards presentation today at
the FAC Annual Conference
in Marco Island, FL. Speaker
Bense was recognized for his
work on a number of key
issues of interest to Florida's
counties.
Speaker Bense supported
a study of the state property
tax system, recognizing the
need to address inequities in
the system, but also the need
for careful consideration of the
solutions. In addition, Speaker'
Bense championed changes to
Community Redevelopment
Agencies, ensuring that
Florida's counties receive fair


vinced Bourne that a holistic
approach to development at
an "ecosystem level" is a plus.
"That's what I hope people
would get out of this that the


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large-scale regional watershed
approach is something that
promotes a better outcome
and should be a model for
others," Ray said.


fiscal treatment under the law.
He also helped the legislature
pass a record budget that will
help counties to better provide
services at the local level.
FAC gives the Exemplary
Public Service Award to those
legislators who are in a leader-
ship role and who are dedi-


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Monday marked one
year since Hurricane Dennis
struck Florida's panhan-
dle and offered a prelude to
what would become the most
active hurricane season in
history. Dennis' destruction
gave a glimpse of the addi-
tional challenges that would
later face Floridians and other
Gulf Coast residents due to
I4urricanes Katrina, Rita and
Wilma.
The hurricane's anniver-
sary, along with this year's
brush with Tropical Storm
Alberto, should serve as a
reminder to Floridians that
it is not too early for a hur-
ricane or tropical storm to
strike. In turn, it is not too
early to prepare for the next
event, cautioned officials from
the Department of Homeland
Security's Federal Emergency
Management Agency (FEMA)
and Florida's State Emergency
Response Team (SERT).


Officials continue to urge
Floridians to prepare for a
hurricane by assembling
disaster supply kits, updating
family disaster plans (includ-
ing preparations for pets)
and making sure homes and
businesses are disaster-ready.
In-4lepth information on hur-
ricane preparedness can be
found on www.fema.gov, www.
ready.gov and www.floridadi-
saster.org.
Preparations should also
include buyingflood insurance,
as even homes not directly hit
by a hurricane can fall vic-
tim to storm-related flooding.
Visit www.FloodSmart.gov or
call 1-800-427-2419 to learn
how to prepare for floods, how
to purchase a National Flood
Insurance Policy and about the
benefits of protecting homes
and property against flooding.
Dennis made landfall as a
Category 3 storm near Navarre
Beach, Fla., at approximately


3:30 p.m. EDT on Sunday,
July 10, with 120-mph winds
and a 6.5-foot storm surge.
Its storm surge rose to 7 feet
in parts of the Panhandle and
to 9 feet in the Apalachee Bay
region. Dennis left 680,000
people without power in four
states and caused significant
damage more than 170 miles
east of its eye; officials say
this should prompt residents
to pay attention to all tropical
storm and hurricane warnings,
even if their homes are not in
the direct projected path of an
oncoming storm.
The following is a snap-
shot of recovery activities:
Ten Florida counties were
declared eligible for FEMA
Individual 'Assistance pro-
grams: Bay, Dixie, Escambia,
Franklin, Gulf, Okaloosa,
Santa Rosa, Taylor, Wakulla
and Walton.
After Hurricane Dennis,
38,852 people applied for


Individual Assistance pro-
grams. Residents of the
federally designated coun-
ties received $6,618,037 in
Housing Assistance which
may have included grants for
renting another place to live
and money to help repair a
damaged home to safe and
sanitary conditions. Residents
in the .designated counties
received $14,899,295 in Other
Needs Assistance, which may
have included grants to pay
for medical, dental, transpor-
tation and other eligible needs
caused by the disaster.
Affected individuals and
businesses were approved for
$32,600,800 in U.S. Small
BusinessAdministration (SBA)
low-interest disaster loans.
Thirteen counties Bay,
Calhoun, Escambia, Franklin,
Gulf, Holmes, Jackson,
M\lonroe, Okaloosa, Santa
Rosa, Wakulla, Walton and
Washington were designat-


Andersons Join Coastal Realty Lightning Kills!


Broker, Preston Russ has
announced that another top.
real estate team hasjoined forc-
es with his firm, Coastal Realty
Group. "We are extremely
excited to get another top team
like the Andersons." Said
lRuss. "They are proven win-
ners and when you combine
their marketing and real estate
presence with that which we
have established it makes a
much better team and one that
will be hard for our competi-
tion to match.
"Competition is tough in
the real estate industry and
Wye have proven ourselves in
a very short period of time
Jy grabbing significant mar-
ket share. Marketing and the
pternet will be keys for future
growth in real estate and the
Andersons' effort added to
what we are already doing will
put us neat the top in real
estate sales activity."
SRex and Anne Anderson
are a husband and wife team,
providmng real estate services
on The Foreotten Coast. Thc\
Live on Cape San Bias and own
two vacation rental homes on
The Cape. as well as several


Restoration project.
Rex has been in real estate
for over 5 years after leaving
a 30+ year career in market-
ing, sales, management and
.-. consulting in the corporate
world in Atlanta and, before
,. -i ... that, Toronto. He was award-
". 2' ,ed a platinum award from:
The Realtors Association of,
', l "Franklin and Southern Gulf
S' County for 2004 and 2005 -
signifying that the Realtor has
"" i .. achieved sales ,volume of over
$10 million that year.
Properties from Cape San Blas Anne joined Rex in his
to Carrabelle. real estate practice in early
Rex and Anne visited this 2005 after leaving a success-
area in 1999 and fell in love ful career in financing/mort-
with its unique and un-crowd- gage lending on The Forgotten
ed beauty. They' purchased Coast. Prior to that, Anne
a beach home and planned to spent 25+ years in manage-
imake their move from hAtlanta ment and consulting roles in
to the area as soon as they Toronto and Atlanta.
could. That chance came in With their real estate expe-
early 2003, and they have been rience, and their sales, market-
productive and involved mem- ing, consulting, financial and
bers of our community since. information technology back-
SRexhasservedontheboard grounds, they are an experi-
of the Coastal Comnlnunily enced real estate team pro-
Asso.:lauon for several \eart v\idllg con)isultatvl\-e real estate
and is a proud member of the servcees to a broad array of
Port St. Joe Lion's Club. ,i e".-.lchenits. ...
is very active in the Beach


When a storm
approaches, and
lightning is present:

-Stay away from
open high ground and
isolated trees.
-Stay away from
water, including lakes
and rivers. Stay off the
beach and out of boats.
-Do not seek shelter
in a convertible car or
golf cart.
-Stay away from
doors, windows and all
metal objects, including
pipes and faucets.
-Stay off corded
telephones and away
from all electrical
.devices, lie televisions
..


ed to receive all categories
of Public Assistance, making
local governments and cer-
tain nonprofit groups eligible
for grants to fund emergency
protective measures, debris
removal and the repair and
rebuilding of infrastructure
and facilities damaged by
Dennis.
In addition, five counties
- Dixie, Jefferson, Leon, Levy
and Liberty -were designated
for Public Assistance to fund
emergency protective mea-
sures and debris removal. To
date, $147,068,659 in Public
Assistance has been obligated
to the state to fund 1,626 proj-
ects in the affected counties.
In all, 267 families
received direct housing assis-
tance in the form of travel
trailers and mobile homes. So
far, more than 70 percent of
them have found more perma-


nent housing solutions.
A total of 14 Disaster
Recovery Centers (DRCs)
served 19,973 residents
throughout the affected area.
The first DRC was up and
running July 12, only two
days after the disaster was
declared. The last DRC serv-
ing Hurricane Dennis victims
closed Oct. 11. At the DRCs,
citizens received informa-
tion about available state and
federal disaster assistance;
received help completing low-
interest loan applications from
the SBA for homeowners,
renters or business owners;
inquired about the status of
their application for federal
assistance; received referrals
to voluntary organizations to
help with immediate unmet
needs; and learned about cost-
effective measures to reduce'
the impact of future disasters.


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Seen any gushers lately? I
don't mean an oil well with an
abundant flow; I'm referring
to a broken irrigation system
that is gushing water in one
spot while the rest of the zone
dries up. It is a fairly com-
mon sight. More often than
not, whoever is paying for that
particular water isn't aware of
the problem, maybe because
the system runs while they are
sleeping, or not around. In
any case, reporting a gusher
to the proper person, whether
that be homeowner, business
owner, or municipality, would
count as your good deed for
the day.
Wasting water costs all of
us, and goes directly against
the forth principle of xeri-
scaping, or Common Sense
Landscaping. There are seven
of these principles in all, and
every one of them are directly
related to this idea of Using
Water Wisely. The word xeri-
scape comes from the Latin
root word 'xeros', which
means 'dry'. And have mercy,
has it ever been xeros around
here lately. Wells are failing,
pumps are sucking up goop
that clogs the irrigation sys-
tems, and our plants are won-
dering what, happened to the
rain. The dry spells always
pass, thank goodness, but in
the meantime those of us who
have landscaped according to
the principles of xeriscaping
are feeling a little superior.


Using water wisely begins
with knowing how much water
your plants need. Turf, obvi-
ously, requires quite a bit of
water, and that's one reason
I'm always preaching against
the over use of turf areas. It's
easy to measure how much
water an irrigation system
puts out by setting out those
shallow cans or coffee cups,
and measuring the water they
contain after fifteen minutes
of irrigating. More than three
quarters of an inch is water
wasted. Consider that it takes
465 gallons of water to put out
that three quarters of an inch
over 1000 sq. ft. Multiply that
by the size of your yard, and
multiply that by how often you
water, and multiply that by
all the people you see water-
ing grass. That, my friends,
is a lot of water. The argu-
ment that if you have a well, it
doesn't cost anything, is ludi-
crous. It costs groundwater.
That groundwater isn't yours,
or mine, to squander. Trust
me, if you only water three
times a week instead of seven,
your landscape will not die.
Plants that require a lot of
water are called oasis plants,
and turf is considered an oasis
plant. As a general rule, as my
neighbor down the dusty dirt
road says, "Big leaves equals
big water." Think about ele-
phant ears, bananas, cannas,
and hibiscus... all water lovers.
Grouping oasis plants together


so they can be watered within
the spray pattern of a zone
or two is being water wise. If
you have an irrigation system
already, study the spray pat-
tern of each zone to determine
whether thirsty plants can be
relocated within the boundar-
ies of an oasis zone, preferably
one that is already taking care
of the grass. (If you water by
hand, you have already figured
out that these water lovers
belong near a water source,
and not at the far end of the
back forty.) Zones that water
the less thirsty plants can be
set to water less often, like
once or twice a week.
The type of irrigation sys-
tem you have has a big impact
on how much water you use,
with drip systems being the
most efficient. Rotors that
lose a lot of water to evapo-
ration are the least efficient,
but that can be minimized by
watering in the early morn-
ing hours when evaporation is
less likely. If your system is
nothing but rotors, don't sweat
it. Just keep it in good work-
ing order by cleaning all the fil-
ters frequently, especially dur-
ing times of dry weather, and
adjusting the water fl6w so it
is watering the yard, and not
the street or driveway. While
you're at it, check the batteries
in the automatic timer. This
is, especially important for you
absentee owners. The battery
backup will keep your system


working after a power outage,
without having to be reset.
I've seen new landscapes dry
up because no one thought to
install a couple of batteries in
the timer.
The greatest thing about
having an irrigation system is
.being able to turn it off once
the plants are established,
and using it wisely when we
go through extended periods
without rain. If your land-
scape is still in the planning
stages, give a lot of thought to
the kind of watering system
you plan to use, its spray pat-
terns, and how plants can be
arranged to best take advan-
tage of the water. It would take
a book to really do this subject
justice, and there happens to
be a really good one called
Xeriscaping for Florida Homes
by Monica Moran Brandies.
We tend to act as if the
aquifer is limitless, when in
fact, it is not. Here on the
Forgotten Coast we don't have
homes disappearing into sink-
holes to remind us that pock-
ets of water underground do
dry up, but we need to be care-
ful of our precious resource
nonetheless. So, if you've seen
any gushers lately, do that
good deed for the day, and get
someone to fix it!
Questions? Comments?
Opinions? My email address
has changed! Email me at
kc.kelley@mchsi.com


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USDA Rural Development
in Marianna, FL is current-
ly assisting families in Gulf
County with home purchases
and repairs. Gulf County was
declared a disaster area under
Hurricane Disaster Declaration
FEMA-1595-DR, Florida.
Rural Development received
special funding for counties
declared as disaster areas and
an age waiver was temporarily
approved for grant assistance
in these designated counties.


These special allowances have
enabled Rural Developm'ent to
assist individuals that would
not have previously qualified.
Rural Development can part-
ner with the Gulf County SHIP
office in providing assistance
to individuals. If you would
like more. information about
our programs, please contact
our office at (850)526-2610,
ext. 102 or visit our website at
www.rurdev.usda.gov/fl.


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Woman Of The Year



In Agriculture Award



Nomination Deadline



Is November 1

TALLAHASSEE -- Florida Agriculture Commissioner Charles
H. Bronson today announced that nominations are being accept-
ed for the 2006 "Woman of the Year in Agriculture" award. The
award, now in its 22nd year, recognizes women who have made
outstanding contributions to Florida agriculture.
"This award spotlights the vital role of women in Florida
agriculture and serves to encourage other women to get involved
in the business," Bronson said. "Many women have made signif-
icant contributions over the years in developing and sustaining
this important industry, which has an overall economic impact
estimated at more than $87 billion annually."
Those nominated for the award will be judged by a panel
familiar with Florida agriculture. The award will be presented
in February at the opening-day luncheon of the 2007 Florida
State Fair in Tampa.
The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer
Services, which sponsors the event, has sent nomination forms
to agricultural organizations around the state. The deadline
for submitting nominations to the Department is November 1,
2006. Nominations remain active for two years; after that time
they must be resubmitted in order to be considered.
For more information about the "Woman of the Year in
Agriculture" award including screening criteria and biographies
of previous winners, or to obtain nomination forms, call Richard
Gunnels at (850) 488-3022 or visit http://wwwflorida-agricul-
ture.com/agwoman/index.htm.

Previous Winners of the "Woman of the
Year in Agriculture" Award are:
2005 Marlene Strickland, of Sarasota
2004 Martina "Teena" Borek, of Homestead
2003 Jennie Lee Zipperer, of Fort Myers
2002 Annette Barnett Land, of Branford
2001 Barbara Carlton, of Sidell
2000 Helen Houck, of Perry
1999 Vina Jean Banks, of Balm
1998 Nancy Gurnett Hardy, of Winter Haven
1997 Gertrude "Trudy" Carey, of Hillsborough County
1996 Norma Stokes, of Highlands County
1995 Louve "Vee" Frierson Platt, of Clewiston;
and Patricia Robbins, of Miami
1994 Anne Wardlaw Dickinson, of Frostproof
1993 Sarah W. Bailey, of St. Johns County
1992 Carol C. Murphy, of Volusia County
1991 Ruth M. Tucker, of Brevard County
1990 Jeanette Barthle, of Pasco County
1989 Belle Jeffords, of Alachua County
1988 Carolyn Reed Kempfer, of Osceola-Brevard counties
1987 Dorothy Conner Shipes, of Lake County ,
1986 Ruth Wedgworth, of Belle Glade
1985 Jo Ann Smith, of Marion. County


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State, St. Joe, Nature

Conservancy Take First Step

Toward Establishing New

State Park Near Tallahassee


Purchase will also provide
water resource protection
and start of greenway cor-
ridor to the Gulf.
ALTAMONTE SPRINGS,
FL The state purchased
land important to the water
supply of Tallahassee and a
,new state park in the shad-
ows of Florida's capitol today
from The St. Joe Company
with the help of The Nature
Conservancy.
The acquisition of 2,589
acres of forested wetlands and
upland hardwoods including
shoreline of the St. Marks
River and 100-year-old cypress
trees is part of a potential pro-
tected greenway that would
stretch from Tallahassee to the
'Gulf of Mexico. St. Joe's ongo-
ing partnership with the state,
The Nature Conservancy and
the Florida Forever program
has resulted in the protection
of more than 155,000 acres
of prime Florida forests once
owned by the company.
This land is located south
of U.S. 27 in Leon County with
a small portion in Jefferson
County. It is part of an "A'
ranked Florida Forever project
'called the Upper St. Marks
Corridor, located along the
upper reaches of the St. Marks
River. The project is important
to the water quality of the St.
Marks River, Apalachee Bay
and the estuary at St. Marks
Wildlife Refuge.
"This purchase will protect
water quality in the St. Marks
River and nearby waterways,
and preserve native habitat
for gopher tortoises, migrant
bird species and the threat-
ened Florida black bear," said
Department of Environmental
Protection Secretary Colleen
M. Castille. "When complete,


this project will help complete
a greenway to the Gulf and
offer a variety of recreational
opportunities for visitors to
enjoy."
"The State of Florida and
St. Joe have taken a great step
toward meeting the goal of buff-
ering the St. Marks River from
development and preserving
its water quality, while also
protecting the natural com-
munities in the floodplain. We
are so pleased that St. Joe has
made this land available and
proud to be part of this proj-
ect that will benefit so many,
especially Tallahasseans," said
Victoria Tschinkel, The Nature
Conservancy's state director.
"The St. Joe Company
is proud to play a role in
protecting this important
natural resource," said Will
Butler, senior vice president
of St. Joe Land Company. "We
have an outstanding working
relationship with The Nature'
Conservancy and the State of
Florida, and together, we will
continue our efforts to protect
the best of Florida. We are
looking for creative ways to
restore and preserve some of
Florida's most important envi-
ronmental jewels.
Our FloridaWild program
is just one way we are moving
environmentally-sensitive land
into conservation."
The site is also important
to neotropical migrant bird
species. Many of these birds
are in decline due to the loss
of this type of habitat, used in
spring and fall migration as
stopover and foraging places.
Other species that inhabit this
land include Florida black
bear, gopher tortoise and
Eastern diamondback rattle-
snake.


Pest Control Rule Changes In Time



For Drywood Termite Season


Florida Agriculture
and Consumer Services
Commissioner Charles H.
Bronson is announcing that a
set of new rules has gone into
effect that provide improved
protection for consumers who
contract with pest control
companies for termite service.
All contracts issued by
pest control companies for ter-
mite control must now clearly
tell consumers if the contracts
cover subterranean termites,
drywood termites, or both. If
they don't cover Formosan ter-
mites, a particularly aggressive
form of subterranean termite,
the company has to clearly
state that.
"The average homeowner
may not understand that there
are differences in the types of
termites that can invade their
homes as well as differences in
the kinds of protections that
address each insect," Bronson
said. "We have found that
many people do not realize
they are not protected against
one or the other until their
home is damaged and it is too
late."
Another important change
that goes into effect immedi-
ately is that companies that
perform only "spot" treatments
post that information on treat-
ment stickers in the structure.
Existing homes may be treated
prior to being sold, especial-
ly when pre-sale inspections
show some termite activity.
Sellers may opt for a less
expensive spot treatment rath-
er than a full treatment. Until


now the treatment sticker did
not have to specify that it was
a "spot" treatment.
"This is especially impor-
tant for home buyers,"
Bronson said. "Buyers of
existing homes may be told
that a house has been treated
before they buy it, but not
informed the treatment was
only to a limited part of the
building. Now they will know
if the treatment was full or
partial."
Other changes in the con-
tract rule require that pest


control companies retreat
infestations covered by a con-
tract within ninety days (180
days for multiunit structures).
Previously there was no time
limit on when the service had
to be provided. Companies
are now also prohibited
from denying re-treatment
or repairs if they were aware
of a construction defect or
other condition conducive to
termite infestation, such as a
water leak, and did not inform
the property owner and allow
them to repair it.


NOTICE OF FUNDING AVAILABILITY (PLEASE READ


Nearly all contracts have
limitations and exclusions
under which treatment or
repair does not have to be
done, for example if there is
a plumbing leak. Prior to
this rule change, a company
could be aware of a defect, col-
lect renewals for several years,
and then deny re-treatment
or repairs when they became
necessary. Pest control com-
panies have a year to change
their contracts to reflect these
requirements.
"The practices these rules
require are already common
to all good pest control compa-
nies, but we need these rules
to prevent a few from taking
advantage of contract loop-
holes and not protecting con-
sumers from termite damage,"
Bronson said.
Bronson says the rule
change information is par-
ticularly valuable to consum-
ers right now because July is
the drywood termite season
and homeowners need to take
steps to protect their homes
from these damaging pests
while at the same time protect-
ing their rights in pest control
contracts.
Consumers can get more
information on termite protec-
tion, the difference between
subterranean or drywood
termites, or file a complaint
against a pest control compa-
ny, by calling 1-800-HELPFLA
(1-800-435-7352) or logging
onto http://www.floridater-
mitehelp.org.


CAREFULLY)


STATE HOUSING INITIATIVES PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM (SHIP)

* The SHIP Program was created for the purpose of providing funds to local governments as an incentive for the cre-
ation of local housing partnerships, to expand production of and preserve affordable housing, and to increase housing
related employment.
* Gulf County has been approved to receive funding under Florida's State Housing Incentives Partnership Program
(SHIP) for the Fiscal Year 2006-2007 in the amount of $350,000. Pursuant to Florida Statute 420.9075(3)(b) the avail-
ability of these funds must be advertised as follows: Fiscal Year 2006-2007 (I July 2006-June 30 2007).

Estimated amount of SHIP funds allocated for each strategy/activity for the fiscal year is as follows:


STRATEGY/ACTIVITY
Purchase Assistance

Housing Rehabilitatior
Foreclosure Preventior
Volunteer Based Rehal
Construction Loan Pro
Local Leverage For Stc
Tenant Assistance
Home Ownership Cou


FUNDS INCOME SET ASIDE
$132,000.00 Very Low. Low and Moderate Ir
(Down Payment Assistance, Closing Cost Assistance & Land Acquisition)
$90,000.00 Very Low and Low and Income
n $8,000.00 Very Low and Low Income
bilitation $55,000.00 Very Low and Low Income
gram $50,000.00 Very Low and Low Income
ite and Federal Programs $10,000.00 VeryLow. Low and Moderate Ir
$5,000.00 Very Low and Low Income
inseling $10,000.00 Very Low. Low and Moderate Ir


come


come

come


At a minimum thirty (300o) percent of the funds allocated for strategies that included moderate income families will
benefit very low and low income families.


The maximum income limits according to family size are as follows:


FAMILY SIZE:
Very Low Income
Low Income
Moderate Income


1
15,450
24,700
36,417


2
17,650
28,250
41,620


3
19,850
31,750
46,764


4
22,050
35,300
51,960


5
23,800
38,100
56,117


6
25,600
40,950
60,325


7
27,350
43,750
34,547


29,100
46,600
68,742


I have served as Bay County Judge and
as an acting Circuit Judge of the 14th
Judicial Circuit for the past eleven years.
I have handled more than 20,000 cases
during my eleven years as a judge. I have
upheld high standards of conduct and
honored the office as a public trust.

I offer experience and fairness you can
count on. I ask for your vote on
September 5th for Circuit Judge. Thank
you for the opportunity to serve.

JUDGE SMILEY IS A 1977 GRADUATE
OF PORT ST. JOE HIGH SCHOOL
CAMPAIGN VOLUNTEERS AND HELPERS CALL 624-2378
judgesmiley@ATT.NET
Political Advertisement paid for and approved by Judge Elijah Smiley
for Circuit Judge #11. Non-Partisan


The maximum housing value limitation allowable for program participation for strategy is $204,000 for existing home
and new built homes. SHIP FUNDS MAY NOT BE USED TO PURCHASE, REHABILITATE OR REPAIR MOBILE
HOMES! SHIP funds may be used to purchase Department of Community Affairs (DCA) approved manufactured
(modular) homes.

APPLICANT SELECTION CRITERIA:
Purchase Assistance (Down Payment Assistance, Closing Cost Assistance and Land Acquisition) shall be first qualified/
first served for those qualified for a residential loan from a participating lender. Owner-financing is not allowed as a
means of financing. ONLY 60 APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED COUNTY-WIDE.

Housing Rehabilitation shall be by a lottery system.

ELIGIBLE SPONSOR SELECTION CRITERIA:
Eligible Sponsor Participation will be based on criteria that will include:
(a) an eligible, locally based, sponsor that. has expertise in providing affordable housing
(b) amount of non-SHIP funds and/or the value of in-kind services committed as SHIP leverage.
(c) production goals in relation to the Housing Assistance Plan.
(d) percentage of funds targeted to very low income persons.
(e) Compliance with Rule 67-37, Local Housing Assistance Plan as applicable

Program Income and Recaptured Program Funds will be utilized consistent with the applicant selection criteria, strate-
gies and income eligibility as approved.

APPLICATIONS FOR PURCHASE ASSISTANCE ACTIVITIES (Down Payment Assistance, Closing Cost and Land ac-
quisition) will be available beginning (9 A.M. EDST/8 A.M. CDST) July 11, 2006 and continuing until 60 applications
have been received or all Purchase Assistance related funds have been obligated.
APPLICATIONS FOR HOUSING REHABILITATION will be available beginning (9 A.M. EDST/8 A.M. CDST) July 11,
2006. Application Acceptance will end July 27th at 5 RM. EDST (4 RM. CDST). "NO Exceptions."

***** ON THE DATES INDICATED ABOVE, THE APPLICATIONS MAY BE OBTAINED AT: Gulf County CDC Office, 301
First St. Rm. 104 and at the Wewahitchka Branch Library.

Time and date for the lottery of Rehabilitation Funds will be: Noon, August 1, 2006 in the County Commis-
sion Meeting Room.

The local SHIP contact person is John Tremont 229-5399.


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JUDGE ELIJAH SMILEY, MBA, CPA
Bay County Judge


The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, July 13, 2006 SC


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Report: Florida Students



Will Pay More For College


Get Snappy: Florida snap



beans are available year round


Florida Parents and
Students Get Hit With
Higher Student Loan
Payments
TALLAHASSEE, FLA. --
Florida students will have to
pay $1,985 to $2,385 more
in college loans beginning
Saturday, according to a new
report released today by the
research arm of the Campaign
for America's Future. College
students and graduates will
be pushed deeper into debt
as interest rates on Stafford
loans -- the basic student loan
-- rise from 5.3 percent to 7.14
percent on old loans and to
6.8 percent on new loans at
the end of this week.
"Florida students and
families are getting hit with
one of the largest interest rate
hikes on student loans ever.
Families across the country
are pinching pennies so they
can afford to send their chil-
dren to college. They are will-
ing to sacrifice a lot for a col-
lege education, but it is getting
harder and harder as costs
go up and student debt goes
up too," said Toby Chaudhuri,
Campaign for America's Future
Communications Director
Parents that take out PLUS


loans to help their


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pay for an undergraduate edu-
cation also face rising interest
rates. This Saturday, rates on
PLUS loans will increase from
6.1 percent to nearly 8 percent
for existing loans and to 8.5
percent on new loans, cost-
ing the average parent nation-
ally an extra $3000 and $3953
respectively.
Campaign for America's
Future co-director Robert
Borosage explained how
Congress has carried out a
raid on student aid through
acts of commission and omis-
sion.
"The failure of the current
administration and Congress
to make college affordable for
all qualified students is a dis-
service to the country," said
Borosage. "The Republican
leadership has allowed inter-
est rates on student loans to
rise, increased the interest rate
on loans that parents take out
to help pay for their children's
education and refused to allow
a vote on a bill that would cut
interest rates in half on new
loans."
The rising interest rates
come at a bad time for
American families attempting
to pay for college. Tuition at


versity has increased by 40
percent since 2001, and nearly
two-thirds of all 4-year col-
lege graduates now have stu-
dent loans. Students and their
parents are going further into
debt, creating a burden that is
often unsustainable. Student
loan debt already causes 14
percent of young graduates to
delay marriage; 30 percent to
hold off on buying a car; 21
percent to postpone having
children; and 38 percent to
delay buying a home.
Students and families
need relief from rising interest
rates on student loans. Sen.
Richard Durbin, D-Ill., and
Rep. George Miller, D-Calif.,
responded to the public's con-
cern earlier this year by intro-
ducing legislation that cuts
student loan interest rates in
half. Their legislation would
have saved Florida students
and families $4341 in pay-
ments, according to today's
report.
**NOTE: A copy of the
Florida student loan report is
available at http://ourfuture.
org/issues and campaigns/
education/loan rates rise.


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S REAL. ESTATE

office: 850-648-1100 Cell: 850-340-0308
vivianm @stjoebay.com




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PUBLIC NOTICE


A Public Hearing will be held at the Planning
and Development Review Board (PDRB) meet-
ing on Monday, July 17, 2006 at 10:00 a.m.
EST, and at the Board of County Commission-
ers (BOCC) meeting on Tuesday, July 25, 2006
at 6:00 p.m. EST. Both public hearings will be
held in the BOCC Meeting Room at the Robert
M. Moore Administration Building, 1000 Cecil
G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida. The
public hearings will be to discuss and act on the
following:
1. Approve Minutes June 19, 2006
2. Final Plat Approval B.J. Heard & Chris
King Baywoods Parcel ID #06230-000R
- 4.5 acres in Section 25, Township 8 South,
Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida a maxi-
muml1 unit development subject to all Federal,
State and Local development regulations, stated
and unstated.
3. Final Plat Approval William J. Smiley
- Buckhom Ranch 1A Parcel ID #01186-
100R--10 acres in Section 3, Township 6 South,
Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida a maxi-
mum 20 unit development subject to all Federal,
State and Local development regulations, stated
and unstated.
4. Final Plat Approval William J. Smiley -
Buckhorn Ranch 1B Parcel ID #01186-300R
- 20 acres in Section 3, Township 6 South,
Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida a maxi-
mum 40 unit development subject to all Federal,
State and Local development regulations, stated
and unstated.
5. Final Plat Approval James Lester Jasmine'
Heights Parcel ID #01509-000R 10 acres in
Section 2, Township 4 South, Range 10 West,
Gulf County, Florida a maximum 17 unit de-
velopment subject to all Federal, State and Local
development regulations, stated and unstated.
6. Preliminary Plat Approval Scott Somero
- Cypress Creek Plantation Parcel ID #01050-
040R 29.52 acresgin Section 11, Township 6
South, Range 9 West, Gulf County, Florida a
maximum 12 lot development subject to all Fed-
eral, State and Local development regulations,
stated and unstated.
7. Final Plat Approval Valencia Land In-.
vestment, LLC Woodbrooke Cove Parcel
ID #03323-145R 40.01 acres in Section 32,
Township 7, Range 10 West, Gulf County,
Florida a maximum 32 unit development sub-
ject to all Federal, State and Local development
regulations, stated and unstated.
8. Preliminary Plat Approval Edward Bish
- Gulf Coast Ranches Parcel ID #03323-
175R 40.84 acres in Section 32, Township 7
South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida a.
maximum 16 unit development subject to all
Federal, State and Local development regula-
tions, stated and unstated.
9. Preliminary Plat Appr6val Broad head De-
velopment, LLC Hibiscus Landing Parcel
ID #06268-503R & 06268-509R 4.33 acres
in Section 6, Township 9, Range 11 West, Gulf
County, Florida a maximum 8 unit develop-


ment subject to all Federal, State and Local de-
velopment regulations, stated and unstated.
10. Final Plat Approval St Joe Coastal Proper-
ties, LLC Shallow Reed Phase II Parcel ID
#06248-050R 62 acres in Section 36, Town-
ship 8 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County,
Florida a maximum 38 unit development sub-
ject to all Federal, State and Local development
regulations, stated and unstated.
11. Preliminary Plat Approval Dennis Stock-
ard a subdivision Parcel ID #04250-OOOR
- 1.24 acres in Section 16, Township 7 South,
Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida a maxi-
mum 3 unit development subject to all Federal,
State and Local development regulations, stated
and unstated.
12. Final Plat Approval Gulf Pines, LLC
-Gulf Creek Parcel ID #03323-165R 40.29
acres in Section 32, Township 7 South, Range
10 West, Gulf County, Florida a maximum 32
unit development subject to all Federal, State
and Local development regulations, stated and
unstated.
13. Application Extension St Joe Bay, LLC -
Pompano Cove Parcel ID #06257-050R 2.99
acres in Section 36, Township 8 South, Range
11 West, Gulf County, Florida a maximum 10
unit development subject to all Federal, State
and Local development regulations,
stated and unstated. 2.OB .ood
14. Application Extension Har-
graves Engineering, LLC Bay
Colors Parcel ID #06245-000R
- 3.78 acres in Section 36, Town-
ship 8 South, Range 11 West, Gulf
County, Florida a maximum 15
unit development subject to all Fed- d.cypimceal
eral, State and Local development
regulations, stated and unstated.
15. Variance Gary Smith Parcel
ID #06269-029R .85 acre in Sec-
tion 18, Township 9 South, Range
11 West, Gulf County, Florida Mi-
nor Replat. 1o. Sh lmowR
16. Variance Gregory Butts Par-
cel ID #03210-000R .22 acre
in Section 22, Township 9 South,
Range 10 West, Gulf County, Flor-
ida Permission to set house into
side setback.
17. Variance Kenneth Collins
IS. GaySmil
Parcel ID #03583-000R .05 acre
in Section 31, Township 6, Range -
11 West, Gulf County, Florida
Permission to encroach into road
setback
18. Public Hearing Adoption of
a Large Scale Land Use Change is.suoli
St Johns Village of Gulf County, -r
Inc. St' Johns Village Parcel
ID #01368-800R & 01369-000R
107.52 acres in Section 35 & 36, c
Township 3 South, Range 10 West,
Gulf County, Florida Changing
Agricultural Land Use to Residen-


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19. Public Hearing Adoption of a Large Scale
Land Use Change Jerald D. Gaskin Parcel
ID #01570-000R & 01553-000R 143.54 in
Section 11, Township 4 South, Range 10 West,
Gulf County, Florida Changing Agricultural
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20. Public Hearing Adoption of a Large Scale
Land Use Change Buckhorn Development,
LLC Buckhom subdivisions Parcel ID
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Section 24 & 25, Township 3 South, Range 10
West, Gulf County, Florida Changing Agri-
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21. Workshop Division of Forestry Wildfire
Protection
22. Comprehensive Plan/EAR Update
23. St. Joe/Arvida for WindMark Beach DO/
PDP
24. Staff
The public is encouraged to attend and be heard
on these matters. Information prior to the meet-
ing can be viewed at the Planning and Building
Department at 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd.,
Room 301.

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LEGALS


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL
COURT
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY

IN RE: The Estate of

LOYAL LAWRENCE JONES,
CASE NO.: 06-16PR
Decedent.
/

NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION

The administration of the
Estate of LOYAL LAWRENCE
JONES, File No. 06-16PR, is
pending in the Circuit Court of
Gulf County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which
is 1000 Fifth Street, Port St.
Joe, FL 32456. The name
and address of the Personal
Representative and the Personal
Representative's attorney are as
set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS
ARE NOTIFIED THAT:
All persons on whom this
Notice is served who have
objections that challenge the
qualifications of the Personal
Representative, venue, or
jurisdiction of this Court, are
required to file their objections
with this Court within the lat-
ter of three (3) months after the
date of the first publication of
this Notice or thirty (30) days
after the date of service of a copy
of the Notice on them.
All creditors of the Decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against Decedent's
Estate on whom a copy of this
Notice is served, within three
(3) months after the date of the
first publication of this Notice
must file their claims with this
Court within the latter of three
(3) months after the date of the
first publication of this Notice or
thirty (30) days after the date of
service of a copy of this .Notice
on them.
All creditors of the Decedent
and persons having claims or
demands against Decedent's
Estate must file their claims
with this Court within three (3)
months after the date of the first
publication of this Notice.
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS,
AND OBJECTIONS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER


BARRED.
The date of the first pub-
lication of this Notice is June
22, 2006

Keith L. Jones
Personal Representative
411 Reid Ave.
Port St. Joe, FL 32456


Timothy J. McFarland, Esquire
P.O. Box 202
326 Reid Avenue
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
FL Bar No.: 0984868
(850) 227-3113
Attorney for Personal
Representative
June 22, 29, July 6 & 13, 2006

BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS,
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL
for
LOBBYING SERVICES
RFP NO: 0506-24
The Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners (the
"County") is requesting qualifi-
cations from
firms or individuals for the pro-
vision of professional Lobbying
Services.

RFP DEADLINE: July 21, 2006

RFP OPENING:
Late submittals received after
the fore mentioned deadline
date, either by Mail, or oth-
erwise, will not be considered
and returned unopened. The
time of Receipt will be deter-
mined by the time received in
the Clerk of Court's office. It
is the sole responsibility of the
firm for assuring that the RFP is
received in the clerk's office by
the designated date and time.
No faxed, Electronic or oral RFP
will be accepted.
To be considered, Firm/Team
must submit an original and
five (5) copies of RFP in a sealed
envelope or package, clearly
marked with the Firm/Team's
name and address, and the
words "Lobbying Services: RFP
NO: 0506-24" addressed to:
Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners, Gulf County
Clerk of Court, Room 148, 1000
Cecil G. Costin Sr., Blvd., Port
St. Joe, FL 32456. RFP's will be


received until 5:00 p.m., E.T.,
on Friday, July 21, 2006. RFP's
will be opened on Monday, July
24, 2006 at 10:00 a.m., E.T. in
the same office.

Publish July 6, 13, 2006
Ad #2006-081

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT,
FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY.
IN RE: The Estate of

Case No.:

GARY EMERSON CARLSTEN,
SR., deceased.
IN PROBATE
/
NOTICE TO CREDITORS

TO ALL PERSONS HAVING
CLAIMS OR DEMANDS
AGAINST THE ABOVE
ESTATE:
The administration of the
estate of GARY EMERSON
CARLSTEN, SR., deceased, File
Number 06-47 PR, is pend-
ing in the Circuit Court for
Gulf County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is
Gulf County Courthouse, 1000
Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Port
St. Joe, Florida 32456. The
names and addresses of the per-
sonal representative and that
personal representative's attor-
ney are set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED
PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED
THAT:
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this
notice is served within three
months after the date of the first
publication of this notice must
file their claims with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the
decedent and persons having
claims or demands against the
estate of the decedent must file
their claims with this Court


WITHIN THREE MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND
DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL
BE FOREVER BARRED.

The date of the first pub-
lication of this Notice is July
6, 2006.


WILLIAM J. RISH
RISH, GIBSON, SCHOLZ &
GROOM, P.A.
116 Sailors Cove Drive
P. O. Box 39
Port St. Joe, Florida 32457
(850) 229-8211
ATTORNEY FOR PERSONAL
REPRESENTATIVE
FL BAR NO. 0066806


HELEN RAMSEY CARLSTEN
101 Mimosa Avenue
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE
Publish July 6, 13, 2006


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT,
FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY.

IN RE: The Estate of
Case No.: 06-49 PR

DEOMES 0. APLIN, deceased.
IN PROBATE
/ ,

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

TO ALL PERSONS HAVING
CLAIMS OR DEMANDS
AGAINST THE ABOVE
ESTATE:
The administration of the
estate of DEOMES O. APLIN,
deceased, File Number 06-49
PR, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Gulf County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address
of which is Gulf County
Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G.
Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe,
Florida 32456. The names and
addresses of the personal rep-
resentative and the personal
representative's attorney are set
forth below.
ALL INTERESTED


PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED
THAT:
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this
notice is served within three
months after the date of the first
publication of this notice must
file their claims with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the
decedent and persons having
claims or demands against the
estate of the decedent must file
their claims with this Court
WITHIN THREE MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND
DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL
BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first pub-
lication of this Notice is July
6, 2006.


WILLIAM J. RISH
RISH, GIBSON, SCHOLZ &
GROOM, P.A.
116 Sailors Cove Drive
P. O. Box 39
Port St. Joe, Florida 32457
(850) 229-8211
ATTORNEY FOR PERSONAL
REPRESENTATIVE
FL BAR NO. 0066806

RANDALL DEOMES APLIN
160 Woods Rd.
Springboro, OH 45066
PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE
Publish July 6, 13, 2006

PUBLIC NOTICE!

The Gulf County Enterprise
Zone Development Agency will
meet Thursday, July 20, 2006,
at 12:00 noon, E.D.T. in Room
307 of the Robert M. Moore
Administration Building, Gulf
County Courthouse Complex;

The public is welcome to
attend.

Publish: July 13, 2006
Ad #2006-084


REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
FOR AUDIT SERVICES

The City of Wewahitchka hereby
requests proposals and qualifi-
cations from qualified individu-
als or firms to provide indepen-
dent audit services annually for
a five (5) year period beginning
with the 2005-2006 audit for
2006-2007 budget for the city.
Said individuals or firms shall
be duly licensed under Chapter
473 and qualified to conduct
audits in accordance with gov-
ernment auditing standards as
adopted by the Florida Board of
Accountancy.

Additional information concern-
ing the proposed services and
qualifications being requested
and the ranking criteria to be
used to evaluate the proposals
may be obtained from Gwen
Exiey, City Clerk, The City of
Wewahitchka, PO Box 966, 109
South 2 Street, Wewahitchka,
Florida 32465, telephone 850-
639-2605.

Sealed proposals must be
marked Audit Services and
received by 2 pm CST on July
24, 2006, to the attention of
Gwen Exley. Proposals will be
opened at the regular commis-
sion meeting which commences
at 6:30 CST on July 24, 2006.

THE CITY OF WEWAHITCHKA
SUPPORTS EQUAL
OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYMENT.

Publish July 13, & 20, 2006.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT,
FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY.

CASE NO. 06-50 PR
IN PROBATE
IN RE: The Estate of
EVELYN IVY NYE,
deceased.
/

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

TO ALL PERSONS HAVING
CLAIMS OR DEMANDS
AGAINST THE ABOVE.
ESTATE:


The administration of the
estate of EVELYN IVY NYE,
deceased, File Number 06-50 PR
is pending in the Circuit Court
for Gulf County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is
Gulf County Courthouse, 1000
Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Boulevard,
Port St. Joe, FL 32456. The
name and address of the per-
sonal representative and that
personal representative's attor-
ney are set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS
ARE NOTIFIED THAT:
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this
notice is served within three
months after the date of the first
publication of this notice must
file their claims with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the
decedent and persons having
claims or demands against the
estate of the decedent must file
their claims with this Court
WITHIN THREE MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND
DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL
BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first pub-
lication of this Notice is July
13, 2006.

/s/ Thomas S. Gibson
THOMAS S. GIBSON
RISH, GIBSON, SCHOLZ &
GROOM, P.A.
116 Sailors Cove Drive
P. O. Box 39
Port St. Joe, Florida 32457
(850) 229-8211
ATTORNEY FOR PERSONAL
REPRESENTATIVE
FL BAR NO. 0350583

/s/ Kenneth G. Lowrance
KENNETH G. LOWRANCE
HC7, Box 981700
Mexico Beach, FL 32456
PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE

NOTICEOF GENERAL
ELECTION


I, Sue M. Cobb, Secretary of
State of the State of Florida, do
hereby give notice that a
GENERAL ELECTION will be
held in GULF County, State of
Florida, on the SEVENTH day
of NOVEMBER, A.D., 2006,
to fill or retain the following
offices:

United States Senator
Representative In Congress:
District 2
Governor and Lieutenant
Governor
Attorney General
Chief Financial Officer
Commissioner of Agriculture
State Senator: District 6
State Representative: District 6
Supreme Court: Retention of
Three Justices
First District Court of Appeal:
Retention of Three Judges
Circuit Judge, Fourteenth
Judicial Circuit: Groups 3, 8
and 11
School Board: Districts 1, 2
and 5
County Commissioner: Districts
2 and 4
Tupelo Soil and Water
Conservation District: Groups
1, 2, 3, 4 and 5

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have
hereunto set my hand and
caused the Great Seal of the
State of Florida to be affixed at
Tallahassee, the Capital, this
the Twelfth Day of June, A.
D., 2006.
/s/ Sue M. Cobb
Secretary of State'
Publish July 13, 2006

PUBLIC NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that a
meeting of The Northwest
Florida Transportation Corridor
Authority will be held on
Thursday, July 20, 2006 at
10:00 a.m. at the South Walton
Courthouse Annex, 31 Coastal
Centre Blvd., Santa Rosa Beach,
FL. Any person requiring spe-
cial accommodations to partici-
pate in this meeting is asked to
advise the Corridor Authority
at least 48 hours before the
meeting by contacting JoAnn
Hofstad at 850-833-9328 or
joann.hofstad@myfloiidahouse.
gov.
Publish July 13, 2006


Gulf County Board of Countyl,.







Commission Meeting Minutes


PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
APRIL 25, 2006
REGULAR MEETING
continued

PUBLIC HEARING LAND USE
ORDINANCE VALENCIA
Pursuant to advertisement
to hold a public hearing to con-
sider adoption of a proposed
ordinance governing land use in
Gulf County, County Attorney
McFarland read the proposed
ordinance by title and called for
public comment. There being no
public comment, Commissioner
Barnes motioned to adopt the
following-titled ordinance. Com-
missionei Peters seconded the
motion, and it passed unani-
mously (4-0).

ORDINANCE NO. 2006-07
AN ORDINANCE AMEND-
ING THE COMPREHENSIVE
PLAN OF GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA BY AND THROUGH
PROCEDURES / REQUIRED
FOR SMALL-SCALE MAP
AMENDMENTS PURSUANT
TO AUTHORITY UNDER
STATE STATUTES SECTION
163.3187, SPECIFICALLY
CHANGING A PORTION OF
PARCEL ID #03323-145R,
10.0 ACRES OF A TRACT OR
PARCEL OF LAND LYING AND
BEING PART OF SECTION i8
& 7, TOWNSHIP 5 SOUTH,
RANGE 11 WEST, GULF COUN-
TY, FLORIDA FROM AGRICUL-
TURAL TO RESIDENTIAL LOW
DENSITY: AND PROVIDING AN
EFFECTIVE DATE.

*Complete Ordinance on file
with Clerk*

P.D.R.B. RECOMMENDATIONS
APRIL 18, 2006
The Board then addressed
the following recommendations
from the April 18, 2006 meeting
of the Planning & Development
Review Board:
FINAL PLAT APPROVAL -
MAGNOLIA RESERVE
PFursuant to advertisement
to hqld a public hearing to con-
sider,final plat approval for Bob-
by Borders (Parcel ID #03330-
000R 22.63 acres in S13, T5S,
R11W), County Attorney Mc-
Farland read the public hearing
notice and called for comment.
There being no public comment,
Commissioner Traylor motioned
to approve the final plat of Mag-
noliaReserve subdivision (a 26-
unit development), subject to all
Federal, State and Local devel-
opment regulations both stated
and f unstated. Commissioner
Peters seconded the motion, and
it passed unanimously (4-0).
CONTINGENT PRELIMINARY
& FINAL PLAT APPROVAL -
SEAGLE LANDING
Pursuant to advertisement
to hold a public hearing to
consider preliminary and final
plat approval for Sand Castle
Development, L.L.C. (Parcel ID
#03083-110R 1 acre in S30,
T8S,, R10W), County Attorney
McFarland read the public hear-
ing notice and called for com-
ment. There being no public
comment, Commissioner Barnes
motioned to approve the pre-
liminary and final plat of Eagle
Landing subdivision (an 18-unit
development), contingent upon
D.C.A. approval of the 2006
Comprehensive Plan E.A.R. and
subject to all Federal, State and
Local development regulations
both'stated and unstated. Com-
missioner Peters seconded the
motion, and it passed unani-
mously (4-0).

PRELIMINARY & FINAL PLAT
APPROVAL EAGLE PERCH
Pursuant to advertisement


to hold a public hearing to
consider preliminary and final
plat approval for Sand Castle
Development, L.L.C. (Parcel ID
#03083-125R 1 acre in S30,
T8S, R10W), County Attorney
McFarland read the public hear-
ing notice and called for com-
ment. There being no public
comment, Commissioner Barnes
motioned to approve the pre-
liminary and final plat of Eagle
Perch subdivision (an 18-unit
development), contingent upon
D.C.A. approval of the 2006
Comprehensive Plan E.A.R. and
subject to all Federal, State and
Local development regulations
both stated and unstated. Com-
missioner Peters seconded the
motion, and it passed unani-
mously (4-0).
BEACH ADVISORY
COMMITTEE M.S.T.U.
RESOLUTIONS
Chief Administrator But-
ler discussed the need for the
Board to set a referendum date
for the three M.S.T.U.s (June
27, 2006). County Attorney Mc-
Farland then read, a proposed
resolution calling for a bond ref-
erendum for the Cape San Bias
Gulfside area. Commissioner
Barnes motioned to adopt the
following resolution, and Com-
missioner Traylor seconded the
motion. The motion then passed
3 to 1, with Commissioner Pe-
ters voting no.

RESOLUTION NO. 2006-11

A RESOLUTION OF THE
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMIS-
SIONERS OF GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA, CALLING A BOND
REFERENDUM WITH RE-
SPECT TO THE CAPE SAN
BLAST GULFSIDE MUNICIPAL
SERVICES TAXING UNIT
FOR THE ISSUANCE OF LIM-
ITED GENERAL OBLIGATION
BONDS TO FINANCE BEACH
RENOURISHMENT; AND PRO-
VIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

WHEREAS, Gulf County's
beachfront is a County treasure
with tremendous economic, es-
thetic and environmental impor-
tance; and
WHEREAS, it is in the best
interest of the citizens of Gulf
County residing within the Cape
San Blas Gulfside Municipal
Services Taxing Unit (the "Gulf-
side MSTU") created by Ordi-
nance No. 2005-25 of the Board
of County Commissioners of
Gulf County, Florida, enacted
December 13, 2005 (the "Ordi-
nance") that all appropriate ac-
tions to maintain and renourish
such beachfront be undertaken;
and
WHEREAS, the enhance-
ment and renourishment of
such beachfront constitutes a
municipal service to residents
residing within the Gulfside
MSTU; and
WHEREAS, the Board of
County Commissioners of Gulf
County desires to submit to
the qualified electors of Gulf
County residing within the Gulf-
side MSTU the question as to
whether or not Limited General
Obligation Bonds should be is-
sued to fund the renourishment
of beachfront as described in the
Ordinance;
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMIS-
SIONERS OF GULF COUNTY'
FLORIDA:

Section 1. Authority for
this Resolution. This Resolu-
tion is adopted pursuant to
.Chapter 100, Florida Statutes,
as amended; Chapter 125, Flor-
ida Statutes, as amended; Art.
-VII, Section 12, Florida Consti-


tution, the Ordinance, and.other
applicable provisions of law.
Section 2. Bond Referen-
dum Election on Beach Re-
nourishment.

a. Bond Referendum
SElection. A bond referendum
election of the qualified electors
residing in the Gulfside MSTU
in-Gulf County is hereby called
to be held on June 27, 2006 to
determine whether or not the
issuance of Limited General Ob-
ligation Bonds in an aggregate
principal amount not exceed-
ing $ 12,000,000.00, payable
from -ad valorem taxes levied
at a rate not to exceed six mills
(6 mills) on all taxable property
in the Gulfside MSTU, shall be
approved by such qualified elec-
tors to finance the cost of beach
renourishment.
b. Such purposes de-
scribed above, shall also include
other purposes appurtenant,
and incidental thereto.
c. All qualified elec-
tors residing in the MSTU shall
be entitled and permitted to vote
in such bond referendum elec-
tion.
d. The polls will open
in accordance with law relat-
ing to general elections at the
various voting places from seven
(7) o'clock a.m. until seven (7)
o'clock p.m. on the same day.

Section 3. Authorization of
Bonds. Subject and pursuant
to the provisions hereof, Lim-
ited General Obligation Bonds
of Gulf County, Florida are au-
thorized to be issued in the ag-
Sgregate principal amount of not
exceeding $ 12,000,000.00 to
finance the cost of the purposes
generally described in, Section
2 of this Resolution, including
allocations for administrative
costs, legal fees, fees of fiscal
agents and all other costs as-
sociated with the issuance of
the Bonds. Such Limited Obli-
gation Bonds may be issued in
one or more series and shall be
payable from ad valorem taxes
levied at a rate not exceeding
six mills (6 mills) on all taxable
property in the MTSU, maturing
not later than twenty (20) years.
Such Bonds shall bear interest
at such rate or rates not.exceed-
ing the maximum rate permitted
by law at the time of the sale of
the Bonds.
Section 4. Places of Vot-
ing. The places of voting and
the Inspectors and Clerks for
the polling places for the bond
election shall be the same places
and persons as for general elec-
tions within the County.
Section 5. Official Ballot.
The form of ballot to be used
shall be in substantially the fol-
lowing:

OFFICIAL BALLOT
COUNTY OF GULF, FLORIDA
BOND REFERENDUM ELEC-
TION MUNICIPAL SERVICES
TAXING UNIT
June 27, 2006

APPROVAL OF. "LIMITED
GENERAL OBLIGATIONS"
-BONDS TO FINANCE BEACH
RENOURISHMENT.

Shall Gulf County be autho-
rized to issue bonds to finance
beach renourishment and en-
hancement in one or more series
Snot exceeding a total principal
amount of $ 12,000,000.00 pay-
able from an annual ad valorem
tax imposed within the Cape
San Bias Gulfside Municipal
Services Taxing Unit not exceed-
ing 6 mills maturing not later
than 20 years and bearing inter-


est at a rate not exceeding the
maximum legal rate.


For bonds
Against bonds

Section 6. Absentee Vot-
ing. The form of ballot to be
used in the election for absen-
tee voters shall be substantially
the form provided in .Section 5
above.
Section 7. Printing of Bal-
lots. The Supervisor ofElections
of Gulf County js authorized and
directed to have printed on plain
white papersa sufficient number
of the aforesaid ballots for use of
'absentee electors entitled to cast
such ballots in such bond elec-
tion and shall also have printed
sample ballots and deliver them
to the Inspectors and: Clerks
on or before the date and time
for the opening of the polls for
such bond election for the vot-
.ing places; and, further, is au-
thorized and directed to make
appropriate arrangements for
the conduct of the election at
the pulling places specified.
Section 8. Election Proce-
dure. The Supervisor of Elec-
tions shall hold, administer and
conduct the bond referendum
election in the manner pre-
scribed by law for holding elec-
tions in the County. Returns
shall show the number of quali-
fied electors who voted in such
bond election on the proposition
and the nu-r.be -i :;ote t cast
respectively i.:.. a.r.d 3gir.r ap-
proval of the proposition. The
returns shall be canvassed in
accordance with law.
Section 9. Election Re-
sults. If a majority of the votes
cast at such election in respect
to the aforestated proposition
shall be "For Bonds," such
proposition shall be approved
and then the particular Bonds,
the issuance of which shall be
thereby approved, shall be is-
sued as hereafter provided
by the County. If less than a
majority of the votes cast at
such referendum shall be "For
Bonds," such proposition shall
be defeated and no Bonds may
be issued and no ad valorem tax
shall be levied therefore.
Section 10. Notice of Bond
Referendum Election. Notice
of the bond referendum election
shall be published in the man-
ner required by law.
Section 11. Severability.
In the event that any word,
phrase, clause, sentence, or
paragraph hereof shall be held
invalid by any court of compe-
tent jurisdiction, such holding
shall not affect any other word,
phrase, sentence, or paragraph
hereof.
Section 12. Effective Date.
This Resolution shall take effect
immediately upon its adoption.
The Clerk to the Board of Coun-
ty Commissioners shall provide
the Supervisor of Elections with
a certified copy of this Resolu-
tion.
DULY adopted this 25th day
of April, 2006.

(End)

County Attorney McFarland
then read a proposed resolution
calling for a bond referendum
for the Cape San Bias Gulfside
Interior area. Commissioner
Traylor motioned to adopt the
following resolution, and Com-
missioner Barnes seconded the
motion. The motion the passed
3 to 1, with Commissioner Pe-
ters voting no.

RESOLUTION NO. 2006-12


A RESOLUTION OF THE
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMIS-
SIONERS OF GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA, CALLING A BOND
REFERENDUM WITH RE-
SPECT TO THE CAPE SAN
BLAS GULFSIDE INTERIOR
MUNICIPAL SERVICES TAX-
ING UNIT FOR THE ISSUANCE
OF LIMITED GENERAL OBLI-
GATION BONDS TO FINANCE
BEACH RENOURISHMENT;
AND PROVIDING AN EFFEC-
TIVE DATE.

WHEREAS, Gulf County's
beachfront is a County treasure
with tremendous economic, es-
thetic and environmental impor-
tance; and .
WHEREAS, it is in the best
interest of the citizens of Gulf
County residing within the Cape
San Bias Gulfside Interior Mu-
nicipal Services Taxing Unit (the
"Gulfside Interior MSTU") cre-
ated by Ordinance No. 2005-26
of the Board of County Commis-
sioners of Gulf County, Florida,
enacted December 13, 2005 (the
"Ordinance") tlhat all appropri-
ate actions to maintain and
renourish such beachfront be
undertaken; and
WHEREAS, the enhance-
ment and renourishment of.
such' beachfront constitutes a
municipal service to residents
residing within the Gulfside In-
terior MSTU; and
WHEREAS, the Board of
Coimty Commissioners of Gulf
County desires to submit to the
qualified electors of Gulf County
residing within the Gulfside In-
terior MSTU the question as to
whether or not Limited General.
Obligation Bonds should be is-
sued to fund the renourishment
of beachfront as described in the
Ordinance;
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMIS-
SIONERS OF GULF COUNTY
FLORIDA:

Section 1. Authority for
this Resolution. This Resolu-
tion is adopted pursuant to
Chapter 100, Florida Statutes,
as amended; Chapter 125, Flor-
ida Statutes, as amended; Art.
VII, Section 12, Florida Consti-
tution, the Ordinance, and other
applicable provisions of law.
Section 2. Bond Referen-
dum Election on Beach 'Re-
nourishment.

a. Bond Referendum Elec-
tion. A bond referendum election
of the qualified electors residing
in the Gulfside Interior MSTU
in Gulf County is hereby called
to be held on June 27, 2006 to
determine whether or not the
issuance of Limited General Ob-
ligation Bonds in an aggregate
principal amount not exceeding
$ 12,000,000.00, payable from
ad valorem taxes levied at a rate
not to exceed four mills (4 mills)
on all taxable property in the
Gulfside Interior MSTU, shall be
approved by such qualified elec-
tors to finance the cost of beach
renourishment.
b. Such purposes de-
scribed above shall also include
other purposes appurtenant,
and incidental thereto.
c. All qualified elec-
tors residing in the MSTU shall
be entitled and permitted to vote
in such bond referendum elec-
tion.
d. The polls will open
in accordance with law relat-
ing to general elections at the
various voting places from seven
(7) o'clock a.m. until seven (7)
o'clock p.m. on the same day.
Section 3. Authorization of


Bonds. Subject and pursuant
to the provisions hereof, Lim-
ited General Obligation Bonds
of Gulf County, Florida are
authorized to be issued in the
aggregate principal amount of
not exceeding $ 12,000,000.00
(twelve million dollars) to fi-
nance the cost of re p iurpc.e
generally described ui n :-.:-r.
2 of this Resolution, including
allocations for administrative
costs, legal fees, fees of fiscal
agents and all other costs asso-
ciated with the issuance of the.
Bonds. Such Limited Obligation
Bonds may be issued in one or
more series and shall be payable
from ad valorem taxes levied at
a rate not exceeding four mills
(4 Jnills) on all taxable property
in the MTSU, maturing not later
than twenty (20) years. Such
Bonds shall bear interest at
such rate or rates not exceeding
the maximum rate permitted by
law at the time of the sale of the
Bonds.
Section 4. Places of Vot-
ing The places of voting and
the Inspectors and Clerks for
the polling places for the. bond
election shall be the same places
and persons as for general elec-
tions within the County.
Section 5. Official Ballot.
The form of ballot to be used
shall be in substantially the fol-
lowing:

OFFICIAL BALLOT
COUNTY OF GULF, FLORIDA
BOND REFERENDUM ELEC-
TION MUNICIPAL SERVICES
TAXING UNIT
June 27, 2006

APPROVAL OF "LIMITED
GENERAL OBLIGATIONS"
BONDS TO FINANCE BEACH
RENOURISHMENT.

Shall Gulf County be autho-
rized to issue bonds to finance
beach renourishment and en-
hancement in one or more series
not exceeding a total principal
amount of$ 12,000,000.00 pay-
able from an annual ad valorem
tax imposed within the Cape
San Blas Gulfside Interior Mu-
nicipal Services Taxing.Unit not
exceeding 4 mills maturing not
later than 20 years and bearing
interest at a rate not exceeding
the maximum legal rate.


For bonds
Against bonds

Section 6. Absentee Vot-
ing. The form of ballot to be
used in the election for absen-
tee voters shall be substantially
the form provided in Section 5
above.
Section 7. Printing of Bal-
lots. The Supervisor of Elections
of Gulf County is authorized and
directed to have printed on plain
white paper a sufficient number
of the aforesaid ballots for use of
absentee electors entitled to cast
such ballots in such bond elec-
tion and shall also have printed
sample ballots and deliver them
to the Inspectors and Clerks
on or before the date and time
for the opening of the polls for
such bond election for the vot-
ing places; and, further, is au-
thorized and .directed to make
appropriate arrangements for
the conduct of the election at
the polling places specified.
Section 8. Election Proce-
dure. The Supervisor of Elec-
tions shall hold, administer and
conduct the bond referendum
election in the manner pre-
scribed by law for holding elec-
tions in the County. Returns
shall show the number of quali-


fled electors who voted in such
bond election on the proposition
and the number of votes: cast
respectively for and against ap-
proval of the proposition. The
returns shall be canvassed in
accordance with law.
Section 9. Election Re-
sults. If a majority of the votes
cast at such election in respect
to the aforestated proposition
shall be "For. Bonds," such
proposition shall be approved
and then the particular Bonds,
the issuance of which shall be
thereby approved, shall be is-
sued as hereafter provided
by the County. If less than a
majority of the votes cast at
such referendum shall be "For
Bonds," such proposition shall
be defeated and no Bonds may
be issued and no ad valorem tax
shall be levied therefore.
Section 10. Notice of Bond
Referendum Election. Notice
of the bond referendum election
shall be published in the man-
ner required by law.
Section 11. Severability.
In the event that any word,
phrase, clause, sentence, or
paragraph hereof shall be held
invalid by any court of compe-
tent jurisdiction, such holding.
shall not affect any other word,
phrase, sentence, or paragraph
hereof.
Section 12. Effective Date.
This Resolution shall take effect
immediately upon its adoption.
The Clerk to the Board of Coun-
ty Commissioners shall provide
the Supervisor of Elections with
a certified copy of this Resolu-
tion.
DULY adopted this 25th day
of April, 2006.

(End)

County Attorney McFarland
then read a proposed resolution
calling for a bond referendum
for the Cape San Blas Bayside
area. Commissioner Barnes
motioned to adopt the following
resolution, and Commissioner
Traylor seconded the motion.
The motion then passed 3 to 1,
with Commissioner Peters vot-
ing no.

RESOLUTION NO. 2006-13

A RESOLUTION OF THE
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMIS-
SIONERS OF GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA, CALLING A BOND
REFERENDUMWITH RESPECT
TO THE CAPE SAN BLAS BAY-
SIDE MUNICIPAL SERVICES
TAXING UNIT FOR THE ISSU-
ANCE OF LIMITED GENERAL
OBLIGATION BONDS TO FI-
NANCE BEACH RENOURISH-
MENT; AND PROVIDING AN
EFFECTIVE DATE.

WHEREAS, Gulf County's
beachfront is a County treasure
with tremendous economic, es-
thetic and environmental impor-
tance; and
WHEREAS, it is in the best
interest of the citizens of Gulf
County residing within the Cape
San Bias Bayside Municipal
Services Taxing Unit (the "Bay-
side MSTU') created by Ordi-
nance No. 2005-27 of the Board
of County Commissioners of
Gulf County, Florida, 'enacted
December 13, 2005 (the "Ordi-
nance") that all appropriate ac-
tions to maintain and renourish
such beachfront be undertaken;
and
WHEREAS, the enhance-
ment and renourishment of
such beachfront constitutes a
municipal service to residents
residing within. the Bayside
MSTU; and


WHEREAS, the Board of
County Commissioners of Gulf
County desires to .submit to
the qualified electors of Gulf
County residing within the Bay-
side MSTU the question as to
whether or not Limited General
Obligation Bonds should be is-
sued to fund the renourishment
of beachfront as described in the
Ordinance;
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMIS-
SIONERS OF GULF COUNTY
FLORIDA:
Section 1. Authority for
this Resolution. This Reso-
lution is adopted pursuant to
Chapter 100, Florida Statutes,
as amended; Chapter 125, Flor-
ida Statutes, as amended; Art.
VII, Section 12, Florida Consti-
tution, the Ordinance, and' other
applicable provisions of law.
'Section 2. Bond Referen-
dum Election on Beach Re-
nourishment.

a. Bond Referendum
Election. A bond referendum
election of the qualified electors
residing in the Bayside MSTU
in Gulf County is hereby called
to be held on June 27, 2006 to
determine whether or not the
issuance of Limited General Ob-
ligation Bonds in an aggregate
principal amount not exceed-
ing $ .12,000,000.00, payable
from ad valorem taxes levied at
a rate not to exceed two mills (2
mills) on all taxable property in
the Bayside MSTU, shall be ap-
proved by such 'qualified elec-
tors to finance the cost of beach
renourishment.
- b. Such purposes de-
scribed above shall also include
other purposes appurtenant,
and incidental thereto.
c. All qualified elec-
tors residing in the MSTU shall
be entitled and permitted to vote
in such bond referendum elec-
tion.
d. The polls will open
in accordance with law relat-
ing to general elections at the
various voting places from seven
(7) o'clock a.m. until seven (7)
o'clock p.m. on the same day.

Section 3. Authoriza-
tion of Bonds. Subject and
pursuant to the provisions
hereof, Limited General Obli-
gation Bonds of Gulf County,
Florida are authorized to be
issued in the aggregate prin-
cipal amount of not exceeding
$12,000,000.00 (twelve million
dollars) to finance the cost of the
purposes generally described
in Section 2 of this Resolution,
including allocations for admin-
istrative costs, legal fees, fees of
fiscal agents and all other costs
associated with the issuance of
the Bonds. Such Limited Obli-
gation Bonds may be issued in
one or more series and shall be
payable from ad valorem taxes
levied at a rate not exceeding
two mills (2 mills) on all taxable
property in the MTSU, maturing
not later than twenty (20) years.
Such Bonds shall bear interest
at such rate or rates not exceed-
ing the maximum rate permitted
by law at the time of the sale of
the Bonds.
Section 4. Places of Vot-
ing. The places of voting and
the Inspectors and Clerks for
the polling places for the bond
election shall be the same places
and persons as for general elec-
tions within the County.
Section 5. Official Ballot.
The form of ballot to be used
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lowing:


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PETS & ANIMALS
2100- Pets
2110 Pets: Free to
Good Home
2120 Pet Supplies
2130 Farm Animals/
Supplies
2140 Pets/Livestock
Wanted




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Dogs & Cats
For Sale?


There are specific Flori-
da Statutes applicable
to the sale of dogs and
cats within the state or
transportated into the
state for the purpose of
selling.
Please research Flori-
da Statute 828.29 (Dogs
and cats transported or
offered for sale; health
requirements; consumer
guarantee) before
you offer for sale a cat
or dog.


Classified.
)Make your move to
Sthe medium that's
Your number one
source of
information about
homes for sale!
For alltyourhoursing
needs consult
Classified when it's
time to buy,
4i; ~is the resource on
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MERCHANDISE
3100 Antiques
3110 Appliances
3120 Arts & Crafts
3130 Auctions
3140 Baby Items
3150 Building Supplies
3160 Business
Equipment
3170 Collectibles
3180- Computers
3190 Electronics
3200 Firewood
3210 Free Pass It On
3220 Furniture
3230 Garage/Yard Sales
3240 Guns
3250 Good Things to Eat
3260 Health & Fitness
3270 -Jewelry/Clothing
3280 Machinery/
Equipment
3290 Medical Equipment
3300 Miscellaneous
3310 Musical Instruments
3320 Plants & Shrubs/
Supplies
3330 Restaurant/Hotel
3340'- Sporting Goods
3350 Tickets (Buy & Sell)




3230

GARAGE SALE
209 Ward St.St Joe Beach
Sat. 9-1 pictures, books,
curtains and some furn.


Sat. July 15th from 8am til
noon. 107 Hunter Circle.
Girls clothes (birth to 18
mos.) baby items, toys,
and lots more. Rain or
shine!


WANTED TO BUY
Old Guns, coins, guitars,
and watches. Call
850-227-4122


$We Pay Cash$

We Buy Antiques, Old Jewelry,
Old Toys, Old Anything
Call Monique'
850-227-1684


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sume correctness at the time of the read-back proce-
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your ad

Advertisers are requested to check the advertise-
ment on the first insertion for correctness. Errors
*should be reported immediately.
The News Herald will not be responsible for more
than one incorrect insertion, nor will it be liable for
any error in advertisements to a greater extent than
the cost of the space occupied by the error.

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tutes a new ad and new charges.

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Hammond Orn
T-500
Good Shape. Asking
Call 850-229-8561


OLD MAIDS BY THE BAY
INC cleaning service. Resi-
dential, vacation rental.
Pressure washing. Call
229-1654. Leave message.






Clayton Concrete, Inc.
Concrete Construction
*House Foundations
*Driveways
*Patios
Serving Franklin & Gulf
Counties for 15 years.
Glen Clayton
229-6525/ 653-7352


SELL ALL YOUR
ITEMS
through classified.
CALL
747-5020


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EMPLOYMENT
4100 Help Wanted
4110 Restaurants/Clubs
4120 Sales/uTelmarketing
4130- Employment
Information



4100

Administrative


ADMINISTRATIVE
ASSISTANT
Get a head-start on your
career today! The St Joe
Co. is seeking an adminis-
trative assistant to provide
admin support in Port St
Joe. Qualified candidate
must have at least 3 years
admin experience and pro-
ficiency in MS Excel, MS
Word and MS Outlook.
Must be a team-player, or-
ganized and very de-
tail-oriented. We offer
great pay and an excellent
benefits package

Please fax your resume to
850-229-7952, email to re-
becca.standige@joe.com
or visit careers.joe.com to
submit an online applica-
tion & resume.
Equal Opportunity
Employer
Pre-Employment Drug
Screening Required


Receptionist
Start your career off right
with the St Joe Company!
St Joe is currently search-
ing for a part-time recep-
tionist; hours are Sat 9-6
and Sun 12:30-6 in Port St
Joe. Qualified candidate
will have 1-2 years work
experience and must be
professional and friendly
MS Office skills are also
required. We offer great
Spay and an excellent ben-.
efits package!

Please submit Resume via
fax to 229-7952, email to
rebecca standige(joe.
con or visit, careers.ioe.
com to submit an online
application & resume.
Equal Opportunity
Employer
Pre-Employment Drug
Screening Required

Administrative


Sales Associate
St. Joe Towns & Resorts is
currently, recruiting for
Sales Associates for their
Windmark Beach devel-
opment in Port St. Joe, FL.
This position requires a FL
real estate license, proven
history in selling and or
marketing coastal/resort
properties and computer
literacy in data base con-
tact management soft-
ware. This is an outstand-
ing opportunity to become
a part of the JOE team that
will develop 3.5 miles of
beach front property on St.
Joseph Bay! This position
maintains weekend and
Holiday office hours.

Please fax your resume to
850-229-7952 or email re-
becca.standige0joe.com:
SEqual Opportunity
Employer
Pre-Employment Drug
Screening Required
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Automotive


Mad Hatter
Muffler & Auto
Center

Auto Technician
needed with experience.
ASE Master Tech. pre-
ferred. Must have strong
background in solving.
drivability & diagnostic
problems. Unlimited in-
come potential with sal-
ary and -Performance
bonus. Full benefit
package with Insurance,
holidays, vacations, and
retirement. No week-
ends. Thomas Drive Lo-
cation. Call Fritz Garrett
at 850-234-5253




Banking

Bayside Savings Bank
has full time teller position
available for our future
Mexico Beach Branch.
Qualifications include cash
handling and customer
service experience, PC
skills and a professional
image. Applications may
be picked up at 202 Mari-
na Dr. Pt. St. Joe, FL Drug
Free Work Place




Need a
helping hand?
Advertise in the
Help Wanted
Section in the
Classifieds!
747-5020


Handyman
Port St. Joe Area
*Plumbing
*Electrical
*Painting
*Light Framing
*Yard Work.

JOEY BARBEE
850-229-6147
Leave Message




Attend College Online
from Home *Medical,
*Business, *Paralegal,
*Computers, *Criminal
Justice. Job placement as-
sistance. Computer pro-
vided. Financial Aid if qual-
ified. Call 866-858-2121.
www.OnlineTidewaterTech
.com




Responsible Teenager
will provide Lawn service &
odd jobs at Reasonable
rates, Mexico beach & St.
Joe beach area. 647-5998


Driver

Bus Driver's Training: The
Gulf County School'Board
has immediate openings
for substitute bus drivers.
Training will consist of 40.
total hours including 20
hours in the classroom
and 20 hours on a bus.
The next driver training
class begins July 17.
Training is free if an appli-
cant drives a bus for Gulf
County School Board. All
other applicants for bus
driver training, must pay a
$52.00 fee. All applicants
must be finger printed,
take a bus driver physical,
and be drug tested before
being approved by the
School Board as a driver.
All licensed drivers for the
Gulf County School Board-
*are eligible for any full time
positions that come availa-
ble. If interested or want
more information, call
Carolyn at the Gulf County
Adult School at 227-1744.
Driver

Driver Trainees NEEDED
NOWI No experience re-
quired. Werner Enterprises
has immediate openings
for entry-level semi drivers.
Our avg. drivers earn more
than $36k first year. 60% of
Sour drivers get home
nightly/ weekly. 15-day
CDL training available in
your area. Call today
1-866-280-5309
Driver


Newspaper
Bundle Hauler
Nice opportunity for some-
one in Mexico Beach or
Apalachicola. Seven days
a week. Approximate
hours are 2 am to 4 am.
Haul newspaper bundles
from Mexico Beach to Ap-
alachicola. Need your own
transportation. Drivers li-
cense and car insurance
required. $500 every two-
weeks. Contact Kevin
Burke at The. Star
850-227-1278 or cell
850-596-8735.


Drivers


AN,
EARN AS YOU
LEARN
Career!
England Transport
now offers
On-the-job CDL Training
No cretl check
No co-signers
No doewn paymenll
Toll-Free
1-866-619-6081



Drivers


USA
READY MIX
No* hrring Ciass A&B
CDL Ready M,. drivers
Excellent benefits and
wages. Apply in person.
1001 Cecil Costin Blvd.
Port St. Joe, FL
850-229-8858
USA EOE




General

"THE NEW"
Bayside
Lumber & Building
Supply
Is accepting applica-
tions for the following
positions:
*Millwork Delivery
Driver -
*Millwork/Warehouse
Helper
*Exper Forklift Operator
*Inside Salesclerk/
Stocker
Excellent Benefits!

Apply in person to:
272 Commerce Dr.
St. Joe
Commerce Park


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Drivers

Wanted for Local Compa-
ny Home every night. 1
year ex. Clean MVR. Class
A & B license. $300 Sign-
On -Bonus after 90 Days.
769-9136.


General,


Cashier
Walker's Dixie Dandy,
2176 US 98 : Hiland
View.Apply in person..



General'


IMMEDIATE
OPENING:
Part Time" Maintenance/
Handyman, Full and
Part time Housekeep'-
ers, and cooks needed
for Geri-Care Assisted
Living and Beacon Villa
Retirement Center. Flex-
ible hours, great work
environment, rewarding
and meaningful, job. We
are looking for a hard
working, committed per-
son who is comfortable
working with elders.
This employee will re-
port to our Assisted Liv-
ing Administrator. The
right candidate must
pass a background
check and drug screen-
ing.. We are an equal
opportunity emplpyer. If
interested, please call
Deborah at
850-647-4000 or Kim at
647-9170



General

TERMINIX
Success Breeds
Success
BUILDING A CAREER.
Do you like the sound of
that? We're Terminix,
and every day we help
people like you advance
throughout our compa-
ny. As a Fortune 500
leader, our career paths
and training programs
can take you as far as
,you want. It's time to
earn the benefits,
compensations and
opportunities that you
deserve.
Service
Professionals
No experience is
necessary. All you need
is a desire to learn the
business and a willing-
ness to succeed. You'll
also need a clean
driving record, and
pre-screen drug and
background checks. We
offer comprehensive
paid training, and a
benefits package that
includes health/dental/
life insurance, vision
care, profit sharing,
401K, and a stock i
purchase plan. J
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Please apply in person:
1337 W. 19th Street s
Panama City, FL 32405

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General

Graphic Designer needed
for commercial print shop.
Job duties include: de-
signing all types of printed
items from one color forms
to complex full color
maps; Preparation of nec-
essary prepress materials,
customer service skills re-
quired. Mack OS X,
adobee creative suite,
QuarkXPress, ,skills re-
quired. Full benefits pack-
age. Send resume to:
ramseys
prininnggtcom.net
General

HVAC Installer needed im-
mediately for HVAC. top
pay, insurance benefits,
call Emerson Cooling &
Heating, 229-9400
General

National Security Compa-
ny seeking Full time, and
(wkends and nights Part
time) Officers for Port St.
Joe. Class D Security
Guard License preferred
but not required. We will
help secure lic. $8.50 to
start + benefits. For info
Call 1-866-204-9138.
Healthcare

Bay St.
Joseph Care
120-Bed, long term care
facility is seeking indi-
viduals who have com-
passion for the elderly
and enjoy working to fill
the following positions:

*Transportation Aide,
(part time)
*Rehab Technician
(full time)
*Licenses Practical
Nurses
*Certified Nursing Assts
*Director of Nursing
(full time)
Full-time Benefits
Included:
*Medical/Dental/Vision
Insurance
Short Term/Long Term
Disability
*Company Paid Life
Insurance
*Paid Time Off
*401K Retirements Plan
Uniform Allowance
*Attendance Bonus
*Referral Bonus'
-Tuition Reimbursement
*Shift Differential
Please Contact:
Carrie Harrison
HR Director
220 9th St.
Port St. Joe, FL
(850) 229-8244 Ext 105
Fax (850) 229-7129
Healthcare


CAREGIVERS
NEEDED
Port St. Joe &
Mexico Beach Area

We need caring & compas-
sionate caregivers to work
n Mexico Beach & Port St.
Joe area. Work times are
based on your availability
and we need to fill 24/7
;hifts. Call
Home Instead Senior Care
850-522-1920
or 1-866-301-1919


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Healthcare

Therapist Needed
The Port Inn/Thirsty Goat
is now accepting applica-
tions for a part time bar-
tender. The ideal candi-
date will have a thorough
knowledge of liquors,
beers, wines, and mixolo-
gy techniques, but we are
willing to train the right
person. If you have an eye
for detail, the highest de-
sire to deliver superior
service, and can play well
with others, we would love
to hear from you! The shift
is normally 4:30-10:30
Thursday-Saturday. Apply
in person at the address
below. EOE. DFWR
PORT INN
501 Monument Ave.
Port St. Joe, FL 32456




Hospitality

Night Owls
Take Notice
The Port Inn is. now ac-
cepting applications for a
full time Night Auditor/
Front Desk Agent (11p-7a)
Weekends, and holidays
are required. The ideal
candidate will have previ-
ous computer and guest
service skills, but we are
willing to train the right
person. Health Insurance
is available after 90 days
to all full time employees.
If you are great with guests
an excellent problem solv-
er and have a desire to be
the best, we want you.
Come join our family!
EOE DFWP
Apply in person at:
PORT INN
501 Monument Ave
Port St. Joe, FL 32456




Hospitality

The Port Inn
is now accepting applica-
tions for a Front Desk
Sales Agent. Weekends
and holidays are required.
This is a full time position.
The ideal candidate will
have. previous computer
and guest service skills,
but we are willing to train
the right person. Health
insurance is available after
90 days to full time em-
ployees. If you are great
with guests,. an excellent
problem solver and have a
desire to be the best, we
want you. Come join our
family!, EOE. DFWP

Apply in person at:
PORT INN
591 Monument Ave
Port St. Joe, FL 32456


Reel Repair person P/T.
Experienced, See George
Duren @ Blue Water Out-
riggers. 229-6031. Pt. St.
Joe
Professional

D GulfCoast
( Community College


Coordinator, Gulf/ Frank-
lin Center (Port St. Joe)
to supervise the daily func-
tions/ activities of the Gulf/
Franklin Center. Requires
BS degree, MS degree
with exp. in college.admin-
istration preferred. Starts
@ $28k/year, salary based
on degree & experience.
Open Until Filled.
Additional into: http://
dept.gulfcoast.edu/jobs.
GCCC is an EA/EO/M/F/
Vet employer.
Professional

CLOSING
COORDINATOR
Do not miss out on this ex-
citing opportunity to work
for one of Florida's best
employers! WindMark
Beach Sales Center in Port
St Joe has an immediate,
opening for a Closing Co-
ordinator. Individual
should have previous real
estate closing and title
work experience or mort-
gage experience. Attention
to detail and the ability to
handle multiple tasks in a
fast-paced environment re-
quired. We offer great pay
and an excellent benefits
package!
Please submit Resume via
fax to 229-7952, email to
rebecca.standige(@joe.
com or visit careers.ioe.
com to submit an online
application & resume
Equal Opportunity
Employer
Pre-Employment Drug
Screening Required.
Professional

lNorth Florida Child
Development, Inc.
is currently accepting ap-
plications from qualified
persons for the following
position: Family Service
Worker.
Preferred Credentials:
Basic computer literacy
and database skills. Profi-
cient use of Windows
based programs. Associ-
ate degree in human ser-
vices field or a high school
diploma with a minimum of
two years successful work
experience in human ser-
vices. DFWP/MF/7-4/EOE.
North Florida Child
Development, Inc.
Attn: Sebrina McGill
PO Box 38, Wewahitchka,
FL 32465
Fax 850-639-4173, Se-
b rina(@ head starnf.o rc
850-639-5080 ext 10


The News Herald is seeking an
individual interested in providing
great service to our customers in the

Marianna area.

Individual must have reliable transportation and be
able to work early a.m. hours. This is an independent
contractor position with "part-time hours and full.time
earnings with no collecting necessary.

Come join
The News Herald Carrier team

and earn above average $'s while being your own
boss. Carrier applications accepted:
g 'iM HE
NEWS HERALD:
501 W. 11th Street

Apply using the Mulberry.Street Employee entrance
or call Charles Marley-at 747-5098


Receptionist
For busy medical practice.
Fulltime with benefits.
Please apply at Shoreline
Medical Group 419 Baltzell
Avenue, Port St. Joe or call
Linda at 229-8010.
Professional

Receptionist/ Reserva-
tionist for established real
estate office on Mexico
Beach, Computer exp req.,
Some weekend duty, and
public relations exp. a plus
call Parker Realty 850-648-
5777 or fax 850-648-5779.
Professional

The City of Port St. Joe
is accepting applica-
tions for the following
position:

CODE
ENFORCEMENT
OFFICER
Salary DOQ
(i.e. CERTIFIED w/ Exp.)

Applications may be
picked up and returned
to the Municipal Build-
ing, 305 Fifth Street,
Port St. Joe, Florida
32456. Application pe-
riod will be opened until
positions are filled.

The City of Port St. Joe
enforces a Drug- Free
Workplace Policy & is
an Equal Opportunity/
Affirmative Action Em-
ployer.
Real Estate

Parker Realty of Mexico
Beach Inc. is looking for
an experienced Sales
agent. Please call to dis-
cuss 850-648-5777
The Port St Joe
Star

has an opening for a
In House
Sales Rep.
A
applicants must have
computer Experience
and have. a team play-
ing attitude..

Responsibilities. include:
Inside Sales and Cus-
tomer Service Benefits
include: medical, dental
and -vision insurance,
401K, success sharing,
paid holiday, paid va-
cation and sick leave.

The Star is a drug free
workplace and an equal
opportunity employer.
Contact Krichelle
Halualani McGhee
General Manager,
850-227-1278
or email resume to
khalualani@starfl.com
or fax resume to
(850) 227-7212.
Or in person at the Star
office at 135W Hwy 98,
Port St Joe, Florida.
Trades

HVAC Mechanics
& Helpers
(Experienced)
PANAMAA CITY AREA)
*Top Pay, Excellent Bene-
fits, Vacation/Holiday Pay,
401 K.
Keith Lawson Company
Kendall Clark
(850) 527-5439
KLC is an EOE/AAE/DFWP
Minority Applicants
encourage to apply
Trades,

Miller Heating & Air Con-
ditioning is looking for an
Expereince HVAC Me-
chanic/ Service Tech to fill
a full time position, M-F,
No call- Some Saturdays.
Health Reinbursement
plan, competitive wages.
DFWRP Clean driving rec-
ord. By appt. only. Call
227-3319.


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Trades

Airline Mechanic Rapid
training for high paying'
Aviation Career. FAA pre-
dicts severe shortage. Fi-
nancial aid if qualify job
placement assistance. Call
AIM 888-349-5387.
Trades


Taunton Truss
Inc.
Is seeking an experi-
enced residential proj-
ect manager to work out
of the Wewahitchka
area. Pay scale will be
based on experience.
Please contact Daniel or
Claude @ 850-639-6885
or fax resume to
850-639-6879.



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General

Have you heard the
news?!?!


The "World Fa-
mous"
Toucan's Res-
taurant &Lounge
on Mexico Beach is hav-
ing "Growing Pains!"
All positions avaialble.
High salary w/plenty of
incentives. Housing is
available for Managers
only.
Call 850-648-4301 for
interview.
Mon-Fri. 8 am-5pm CST
General

Now Hiring Experienced
Servers Amanda's Bistro
Apply in person, between
2-4pm. 2904 Hwy 98, Mex-
ico Bch 850-648-5102



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Real Estate

Now accepting Realtors.
Want a great work environ-
ment? Competitive splits,
Stop by and ,see us at
Gables & Palms Real Es-
tate at 319 Reid Ave, Port
St Joe, FL or call 850-340-
1941 ask for Stacy



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do not recommend giv-
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account information out
over the phone. Always
research dthe company
you plan to do.business
with BEFORE investing.

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over the phone. Always
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REAL ESTATE FOR RENT
6100 Business/
Commercial
6110 Apartments
6120 Beach Rentals
6130 Condo/Townhouse
6140 House Rentals
6150 Roommate Wanted
6160 Rooms for Rent
6170 Mobile Home/Lot
6180 Out-of-Town Rentals
6190 Timeshare Rentals
6200 Vacation Rentals



6100

CONTRACTOR'S
WAREHOUSE
unit 1250 SF/ office bath-
room 12x12 roll up door,
located at the .corner of
Pondarosa Pines & Ruth-
erford in Jones Home-
stead. $650 a month in-
cludes util. 1 year lease
+1 mo. rent dep. 647-2715
after 6pm.

Two Private 2nd Floor Of-
fices with' .h.i 'd r-cepl'fcri
and kitchen 5eaulllul i .,e..
overlooking St. Joe Bay at
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(850)229-8014


BEACH

STORAGE
Day: 227-7200
Night: 647-3882
St. Joe Beach


MINI STORAGE


In Port St. Joe


814-7400

New Commercial Office
and warehouse storage for
lease in St. Joe commerce
park located on Industrial Rd.
(FL Hwy 382) behind Arizona
Chemical. Each space consists
of an office, bath, storage
closet and warehouse with
10' roll up door. Convenient
to all locations, 1/2 mile off
Hwy 98. 1000 sq. ft. each
space. $550 per month. 12
month leases. One monthly
security deposit.
Office (850) 229-8014
Home (850) 229-8030
C 850-258-4691



6110
Apalachicola Remodeled
Historic Downtown build-
ing, unique 1 br, 1 ba apt,
balcony with river view,
fans, laundry,, $750mo
plus utilities, Lease, 1st,
last, &-sec dep, Avail Now
850-653-3700

Gulf Aire: 1br, iba, wash-
er/dryer, privacy fenced
yard, pool, private beach
tennis court, pel -:I ,
$675/+ dep. Call 639-2690




Studio Apt.,
Furnished, utilities includ-
ed, near the beach,
850-648-5033.



6120

Beach House for rent.
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i,.r,1.s.ed .Oece aeic.rriei
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a.:t scr .eenied porches,.
C/MA, great place! $1500'
mo. Call 850-227-5301: or
850-227-6297 '


Mexico Beach 2 BR 2 BA
Brand New! Condo, 0.5
miles' to Mexico Beach,
Pool, $980 mo. Call Brian
404-663-0226



| 6140
3 br, 2 ba, corner lot,
C/H&A, kitchen w/stove,
fridge. $650 mo+ dep. Hwy
71, White City. Call
850-899-8757 or 899-3283




Gorgeous' Bay Sunset
view on CR-30, 2 bdrms,
21/ baths, wood floors,
custom cabinets, fully fur-
nished, screened porch &
open deck, 6-9 month
lease, $1,295 mo, first, last
month rent & $650 security
deposit. on signing. No
pets. 850-229-7799.

Large 3 br, 2 ba, large
yard, close to schools,
$850 mo., Refs required.
(404) 797-7870.

Large airy home in High-
land View area. 3 br, 2 ba,
large living/dining room &
huge Florida Room. Great
kitchen, carport, rear deck,
fenced yard. $1100 mo.
Call 850-227-5301 or
850-227-6297

Pt. St. Joe, 3 br 1.5 ba,
Nice yard, AC/ heat, $650
mo., $400 dep. Call
850-227-3511.

Several Long Term Rent-
als Available, starting at
$750 mo. Call Sundance
Realty 850-648-8700.

St. Joe Beach 9106 Olive
Ave. 2br. 2.5ba, brand new
house wall new apple. No
smoking: $985 mo + dep.
Call 404-550-2900 or
404-788-8836.

St. Joe Beach cottage, 1.5
biks to Gulf. 3 br, 2'ba,
newly redecorated, new
appliances, Lg. screened
porch, shed for RV/Boat.
Pets maybe, No smoking.
227-3453

Very Nice 3 br, 2 ba,
fenced in yard, newly re-
modeled, nice neighbor-
hood, close to schools,
NO PETS! references A
MUST. $850/mo. 1st, last,
and sec. required. Call
850-227-7125 or 227-5453


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


1 7100
2 BR 1 BA Port St.Joe.
Corner lot with bay view.
REDUCED $215K
8 5 0 7 62 3 2 5 2
www.forsalebyowner.com/
20589028

2 b,1b


2 br, 1 ba
Cottage
Located on .25 acre lot
at 605 Marvin Ave, PSJ.
Almost completely re-
modeled and rewired
with beautiful original
hardwood floors, new
carpet, new tile, and
new A/C.
!2nd Reduction
$171,500!
Call 850-814-1040.
100 Sunset Cir PSJ Tnis
Ilu''urlCus niomre oIners Pa'
.ite -1.:.,rnm 31 i '.irn.. .ri n.
.rooms, breakfast room,
custom built kitchen,
w/appliances, family room,
3 b r, 2 ba, .5 ba w/ mud
room, laundry .room, secu-
rity, & sprinkler systems,
hurricane shutters,, home
warranty; 2544 sf, $490K,.
MLS# 108138 Call Gary
Poole Coldwell Banker
899-1134 .r 769-.9971
306 Nautilus Dr.' St. Joe
Beach. 3 br, 2 ba, 1800 sf/
Heated & cooled 3 yrs.
old. f Screen enclosed
Swimming Pool, & Jacuzzi..
Anderson Windows, Cus-
tom Hickory kitchen
,Stainless Steel Kitchen
Aide appliances. :$365K
obo Call 850-647-6349.
House ohly'for Sale! Must
be moved. 5746 Hwy 71 (6
miles N. of PSJ). Approx
1400 sf, 3 br,1 ba,hrdwd
floors, C/A, FP, stove,
refigs W/D: Ducky Johnson
has moving cost info.
$18,000. Call Mary Lou ,@
850-227-4625
Mexico Beach Property
Reduced as much as 50%l
Seller need to sell. Take
advantage of the buyer's
market. Lowest prices in
years. See ,the top 25
Deals out of over 600 list-
ings: www.mexicobeach
sales.com Courtesy of
Zack Childs, PSJ Realty,
850-819-0833.

New Log Home
Sunny Florida
on 20 acres, additional
20 available. Near high-
way 77, 5 minutes.
south of 110 and 50 min-
utes away from beach-
es. Asking $360K.
850-638-3629
Port St. Joe Beach: For
sale or Lease. Gulf view
from balcony, 3 br, 3 ba,
built in '00.' Great floor
plan. Features: Cathedral
Ceilings, garden tub, ac-
cess to pool, attached gar-
age, covered porch/patio.
Deck facing Gulf. Asking
$510K obo. 850-624-6140.
The Outer
Banks
of
North Carolina
New subdivision with
deep water ocean
access.
Lots from $149,900.
1-800-690-1292 x 413



7110
Cape San Bias Great
Gulf View. 4/4.5 custom
home. A must see for
$899,900. Call Diane
Peevy at Port Realty 850-
527-2580. Owner/Agent
Port St. Joe Pre- construc-
tion opportunity 2BR/
$414,000, 3BR/ $479,000
Buy now and save! Call Di-
ane Peevy at Port Realty
850-527-2580


711o


Overstreet, boat ramp,
deep water, Wetappo
Creek, dock, 8 lots, 20%
owner financing Investor's
dream $499,000 Call
478-960-0800


6140U ]1
WeWa: "Magnolia Lodge"
2br, lba waterfront apt.
elec, water, sewer, yard
maint incl. boat ramps &
dock on site. $750 [
mo/+$200 dep. Call
850-639-6760. e
s


6170

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2 br, 1 ba Mobile Home, F
St. Joe Beach, $450 mo.,
$450 dep., Refs req'd. No
pets. 850-227-1795. F
Furnished 2 br, 1 ba sin- 9
gle wide trailer for rent. F
$500/mo + $500 deposit.
Call 850-648-5306
Nice clean 2 br, 2 ba, large
shady yard with storage
building. 1 block from St.
Joe Bay. Highland View
area. $700 Call
850-227-5301 or f
850-227-6297

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'SJ Beach 115 Coranado
St. 50x125 Ft Lot with old-
r Mobile Home, view
teps to beach, will con-
sider owner finance or
propety swap. Motivated,
;359K Call 850-647-9214.



7130
'anama City Beach Wild
Heron 3/2 approx. 2000sf 4
condo at Linkside. Nicely
Furnished. Great buy at i
$599,900. Call Diane
Peevy at Port Realty 850-
i27-2580, Owner/Agent t



7150
75x150 lot with util. 2nd
blk from gulf. MH,
ront/back porches, w/2
util bldgs. 24x36 carport
New AC, Roof, flooring &
appl. $250K Best $ on
Beach! 850-647-9193
For Detailed Information
on The Top 15 Lot Deals in
Mexico Beach, St. Joe
Beach & Windmark Beach.
Visit: www.mexicobeach
sales.com. Two Top Picks
have gone under contract
the first week they were
picked this month. Pick #1
on 6/6/06 & Pick #9 on
6/8/06. If you are looking
to buy, it is a great time.
Provided by Zack Childs,
PSJ Realty 819-0833

Gulf of Mexico
Carrabelle,
Florida
Waterfront gently slop-
ing 1/2 acre near St.
James Bay golf commu-
nity. No building restric-
tions.. City water, electric
and gas. Motivated!
843-270-0675
Looking To Own Land?
Invest in rural acreage
throughout America: coast-
al, mountain, waterfront
properties, 20 to 200 ac-
res. For FREE Special
Land Reports: www.
landbuyersguide,com/nda
Mexico Beach Lot,
175x100, walk to beach,
$189K. Motivated Seller
850-596-2057 or
850-271-1453

Residential
Development
Potential

Gulf & Calhoun
Counties, Florida
A St. Joe
Lanoal.tark Froperrt
-*Beau'lrull9 .ei o0r, +'
15iacre i 'racI zih
five-acre lake

'30 miles from Port St.
Joe' and six miles from
Wewahitchka

SBoating enthusiasts
will enjoy nearby, lakes,
rivers and the Gulf of
Mexico
Call Gail Ward with GVA
Advantis Real Estate
Services Company at
850.674.5333.

JOE.com I
Keyword:
Rhames Pond

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IF YOU DON'T rNOW
JOE,
YOU DON'T KNOW
FLORIDA.

ST Joe Bch lot for.sale,
ready to build, 3rd blk,
high & dry. Septic, Power,
& water on cleared 75x150
lot, 330 Ponce De Leon
$150K obo. 850-647-6349

Lots For Sale

Southgate Lot
Reduced to $99,000
for quick sale.

Barbara Drive Lot
Only $109,000.

Palm Breeze Lot 103'
X 190' Only 75,000

Office 227-7770
Office 227-7775
Mobile 227-8890











Overstreet Area Mobile
home for sale. Asking
$109K. Some owner fi-
-nancing avail. Call
478-960-0800




Intercoastal Waterway
Waterfront lots approx 1.5
acres. Just min to beach.
$196,900. Call Diane
Peevy at Port Realty 850-
527-2580


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7170 -
Residential Waterfront
and water view home sites.
rom $150,000. ColdwellA
Banker Residential Real-
Estate, Inc. Don Yarbrough
150-527-5887
Waterfront &
Waterview
Home sites from $150,0 0:
Coldwell Banker ResideW-",
tial Real Estate, Inc.
Don Yarbrough
850-227-5887



7190
Colorado River Freor
Grand Opening Heart'qf*
he Rockies, trees, mourn-*
tains, fly fishing, skiing.:
Minutes from towrr..,
$189,000. Call Jerry at.
719-431-0176 Land Prop-.
erties, Inc.
Investment Properl*
Great Smokey Mountaihs,'
NC 240ft. Riverfront Mole..
Renovated 22 rooms p)us:
nice Manager's Quarters..
More info: www.tworivert.
lodgenc.com $595,08Q.,
Some owner financihig,
828-488-2284 xt.1








AUTOMOTIVE MARINE
RECREATIONAL |
8100 Antique & Collectibles
8110- Cars
8120 Sports Utility Vehic(es
8130- Trucks
8140- Vans *
8150 Commercial
8160 Motorcycles :'
8170 Auto Parts
& Accessories
8210 Boats
8220 Personal Watercraft.
8230-.Sailboats
8240 Boat & Marine ,
Supplies 4
8310 Aircraft/Aviation t
8320 ATV/Off Road Vehicle k
8330 Campers & Trailers,.'
8340 Motorhomes


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Acura Integra '91 79,000b
miles, great condition.'
.clean 3500 OBO Oal'
850-340-1827. O .
Mercury MarquiS-
'93 4 door, Best rsas3ona-.
ble -offer. C-ajll
850-229-6387 *
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8130
1994 Chevrolet Silverado-
Air, CD player, all power,'
$1500 or best offer. Call
850-229-8059



8140
Pontiac Montana '99, nice'
inside & out. Fully optioned'
& equipped, New tires, great,
mileage. $5400,' Call Kaye .
Reed 647-5414


--7 8210 ]
1996 Proline, CCenter con-.
sol, 25.5ft, with 98 Ocean
Runner, T-Top, Marine Ra--
dio, Furuno GPS, Color'
Sitex Bottom Machine, trim
tabs, trailer, $19,500, -229-.
239-0526
Key West 20'. 2020WA,
Blue Water. Excellent coO--
dition 150 Suzuki Out-'
board. Not many hours 'on
motor. Electronics includ-a
,ed. $16,800. For more info:.
227-9325
Key West BR,'05, 19.6' '05.
Yamaha with T-Top, 150hp'
4 stroke with SS prop 65'
hrs.'05 performance alumi-
num tandem trailer with,
brakes $23,500 firm. Call.
229-883-2424 or,
229-347-6757.



S. 8220
2003 Yamaha XL80D
Waverunner, 3' seater,'
120hp, trailer, cover, rear'
step, one owner, less than'
35 hours, selling due to,
health, $5800. Call 850-.
227-1321.

America's Mini:
Storage
141 Commerce Drive
New Covered Boat and it
Storage Slips -.
$125.00 per month any.
size unit Covered Slip '
$50.00 per month -
Non Covered Slip
New Facility Gated -24
Hour Access Locationl


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Location! 1/2 mile from
beach, public boat ramp
-Off Hwy 98- Behind
Arizona Chemical New
Commerce Park 3.5
Acres easy Access,
Lots of Room.

850-229-8014
850-258-4691 Cell






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"Actually what it does phys-
iologically it gives you an endor-
phin high,"says Butel. "I like that
feeling. It's just sort of an excite-
ment."
The active ingredient in pep-
pers is capsaicin, a crystalline
alkaloid whose purported benefi-
cial qualities range from reduc-
ing blood pressure to alleviating
arthritis. Peppers also are power-
ful antioxidants. Historically, says
Butel, spicy peppers were used to
slow down the oxidation of foods
- basically keeping meat fresher
longer.
The 67-year-old chef, who
occasionally leads cooking classes
in Scottsdale, Ariz., has traveled
the globe sampling incendiary food
and discovered a few surprises.
For instance, she, says, food in
northern New Mexico tends to be
hotter than many parts of old
Mexico. But neither location can
match the conflagration of spicy
food served in India and Thailand,
she says.
Al Alvarez teaches new chefs
at the Bamboo Club Asian Bistros,
where about a third of the menu
is Thai and has a "spicy" asterisk
next to it. The primary source of
fire in those recipes is the small
red Thai chili pepper (the basic
rule of peppers is the smaller they
are, the hotter). His chefs, he says,
sometimes learn the hard way
about proper handling of peppers.
It takes only one time before
his chefs learn you can't touch your
eyes or face after touching bne of
the hot peppers, says Alvarez.
"You can touch the outside of
a pepper and it's not that hot,"he
says. "But you touch the seeds
- watch out."
Came Adobada With A Halo
Of Blue Cornbread
Yield: 6 to 8 servings
1/2 cup caribe (crushed
northern New Mexico red chilies
or crushed red chili peppers
2 cups water
1 teaspoon salt
2 cloves garlic
1 tablespoon ground oregano,
preferably Mexican
1 tablespoon ground cumin
2 1/2 pounds pork loin chops,
cut about 1 /2 inch thick and
trimmed of excess fat
1 tablespoon unsalted butter,
room temperature
1 cup blue cornmeal
1 1/2 teaspoons baking pow-
der
3/4 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1/3 cup unsalted butter, melt-
ed
1 cup dairy sour cream
1 (1 pound) can whole-kernel
corn, drained
4 ounces Monterey jack
cheese, sliced 1/4 inch thick,
4 ounces cheddar cheese,
sliced
1/4 inch thick 1/2 cup chopped'
onion
Procedure:
Heat oven to 350 degrees.


Combine chilies, water, salt, gar-
lic, oregano and cumin in a food
processor or blender and process
until well-blended. Pour a little of
the puree into a 9-by-13-inch bak-
ing pan and then add a layer of
pork chops. Add more puree, the
remaining chops, then the remain-
ing pure.
Cover and bake for 30 min-
utes. Uncover and bake for 30
more minutes or until sauce is
thickened and meat is fork-tender.
Prepare corn bread.
Generously butter a 9-inch mold
ring. Line bottom only with waxed
paper that has been buttered. In
a bowl, beat eggs before beat-
ing in melted butter and sour
cream. Combine egg mixture with
dry ingredients and stir until just
blended. Gently fold in corn.
Pour one-third of batter into
the prepared mold and alternate
slices of jack and cheddar cheese
on top of batter. Pour on remain-
ilg two-thirds of batter and bake
about 45 minutes, or until bread is
golden brown on top and a Wooden
pick inserted in center (not down
through cheese) comes out clean.
Cool in mold on a cooling rack for
10 minutes.
Discard bones from pork
and cut into 1/2-inch-thick strips.
Return meat strips to sauce in
baking pan.
To serve, run a dull knife
around edges of cornbread and
invert on a platter. Lift off mold and
peel off paper. Spoon two-thirds of
pork mixture into the center of the
ring, and then spoon remaining
one-third around the ring. Garnish
with chopped onions.
Source: "Hotter Than Hell:
Hot & Spicy Dishes From Around
the World"($16.95, Northland
Publishing)
Margarita Jalapeio Salsa
Yield: About 1 1/2 cup
1/2 cup cubed tomato
1/2 cup chopped white or red
onion
4 or more fresh jalapefio chil-
ies, very finely minced
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
1/4 cup gold or white tequila
Procedure:
Combine ingredients and
let stand for at least 80 minutes
at room temperature. Taste and
adjust seasonings.
Source: "Hotter Than Hell:
Hot & Spicy Dishes From Around
the World"($16.95, Northland
Publishing)
Red Pepper Baskets With
Crudites & Rosy Creamy Salsa
Yield: 4 servings
4 red bell peppers
1 bunch fresh broccoli
1/3 pound fresh green beans
12 small fresh asparagus
spears
1/4 pound fresh snow peas
1/2 cup sour cream
.1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/3 cup Margarita Jalapefio
Salsa (preceding recipe) or other
hot red salsa


Presenited.By Rex and Anne Anderson, REALTORS

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ramp and Indian Pass Raw Bar. Owner is licensed real estate agent. Of-
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PUBLIC HEARINGS TO

AMEND the GULF COUNTY FUTURE

LAND USE MAP


The Gulf County Planning and Development Review Board will
hold Public Hearings Monday, July 17, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. E.T., and
The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners will hold Public
Hearings Tuesday, July 25, 2006 at 6:00 P.M. E.T., in the Gulf County
Commissioners Room in the Robert M. Moore Administration Building to
review for transmittal the proposed map amendments to the Gulf County
Comprehensive Future Land Use Map for the following:


Public Hearing Adoption of a Large Scale Land Use Change St Johns
Village of Gulf County, Inc. St Johns Village Parcel ID #01368-800R
& 01369-000R 107.52 acres in Section 35 & 36, Township 3 South,
Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida Changing Agricultural Land Use
to Residential Low Density.
Public Hearing Adoption of a Large Scale Land Use Change Jerald
D. Gaskin Parcel ID #01570-000R & 01553-000R 143.54 in Section
11, Township 4 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida -Changing
Agricultural Land Use to Residential Low Density.
Public Hearing Adoption of a Large Scale Land Use Change
- Buckhorn Development, LLC Buckhorn subdivisions Parcel
ID #01186-100R & 01186-300R- 136.17 acres in Section 24 & 25,
Township 3 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida Changing
Agricultural Land Use to Residential Low Density.
Public Hearing New and Corrective Text Amendments


This hearing and transmittal pursuant
to Section 163, F.S. .


All interested parties may appear at
the meeting to be heard regarding the I
consideration of the comprehensive
plan text and map amendment
corrections and revisions. Text copies
will be available at the Gulf County
Plamning Department.


Publish Date: July 6 and July 13,
2006


Ad #2006-083


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Established 79317 Servinq Gulf county and surrounding areas for 68 years


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Procedure:
Slice stem ends from bell pep-
pers, pull out seeds and ribs.
Divide broccoli into 4-inch-long
florets. Cut tips from green beans.
Trim asparagus spears to 6 inches
long and pare skin from stalks.
Pull strings from snow peas.
Toss all the vegetables except
the red peppers into boiling salt-
ed water just until tender-crisp
- about 3 minutes for broccoli,
beans and asparagus but only 30
seconds for snow peas. Submerge
vegetables in an ice-water bath.
Combine sour cream, mayon-
naise and salsa in a medium bowl.
Spoon one-fourth of the mixture
into each red bell pepper cup and
stand the vegetables in the cup, .or
make another red bell pepper into
a serving boat for the dip.
Ancho Chili Brownies
Yield: 48 brownies
1 1/2 pounds softened butter
5 cups sugar
12 eggs
2 cups of cocoa powder
2 3/4 cups flour
1/4 cup ancho chili powder
Procedure:
Heat oven to 350 degrees.
Cream all wet ingredients, add
dry ingredients and blend until
smooth.
Bake for 37 minutes.
Top brownies with cinna-
mon ice cream and garnish with
Mexican cajeta (caramel) sauce.
Source: The Carefree Station
Bar & Grill
Thai Spicy Shrimp
Yield: 2 servings
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
14 medium-sized shrimp
1 1/4 cups green beans
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 tablespoon of chili paste
1/4 cup and 1 teaspoon chick-
en stock
1 tablespoon cornstarch
mixed into a slurry with 1 table-
spoon water or chicken stock
Brown sauce
BROWN SAUCE (enough for
two recipes)
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon oyster sauce
1/3 cup chicken broth
1 tablespoon sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons white vinegar
Procedure:
Place oil in a wok and put over
high heat. Add the green beans and
shrimp. Cook about 3 to 4 min-
utes. Strain the shrimp and beans
out of the wok and remove wok
from heat.
Put garlic, chili paste, chicken
stock and half of the brown sauce
in the wok and place over high
heat until mixed and simmering.
Add shrimp and beans back to
the wok.
Add cornstarch slurry and
tossto coat. Serve.
Source: Bamboo Club Asian
Bistro







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gator head and the words
"Florida Gators" four feet wide
and high.
There is still a giant, serve-
yourself cooler across the back
wall, plus a walk-in cooler, and
the cooking area is still to the
left, but with more and bigger
appliances in stainless steel.
The old bar has been
replaced with another bar,
same design, with bar stools
all along it.
"We'll be able to cook 30
dozen oysters at a time now
versus 10 dozen at once like
before," said Greer, who is also
the manager.
She will have at her
fingertips in the cook area
a new side-by-side upright
freezer unit, which replaced
the half dozen, chest type
coolers from before.
"This whole new design
and look is kind of like
Jimmy's dream," said Greer.
"We're hoping this design will
last another 100 years."
"It's all Jimmy," she said,
pointing to the Gator floor
and the two flat screen plasma
televisions mounted high
above the cook area at each
end of the bar.
"He was dead set on this
'Gator' floor, and he did want
his big screen TVs," Greer
added.
S"We're going to let new
things and new people come
in to create a new atmosphere,
new memories," said McNeill,
in describing the new interior
of the old building.
Local contractor Windolf
Construction Company
handled the renovation.
The More Things Change...
But the intangibles, the
things that make the Indian
Pass Raw Bar unique, did not
get flooded out.
The menu remains the
same oysters from Indian
Lagoon and Apalachicola
Bay, steamed, raw or baked;
shrimp, crab legs, and seafood
gumbo; burgers, barbeque,
and hot dogs.
The new printed menu will
still have no prices listed, as
no Indian Pass Raw Bar menus
ever have, said McNeill.
Gator (the two-legged one)
will return and working days,
said McNeill, and hours will
remain the same: Tuesdays
through Saturdays, noon to 9
p.m. E.T., closed Sundays and
Monday year round.
And the raw bar will still
continue hosting the occasional
jam session, with famous
musicians slipping into town
for an impromptu musical
display that is only advertised
by word of mouth to those in
the know.
But most importantly, the
raw bar's "honesty policy" will
remain.
This establishment is one
of the few places left where a
patron's word is considered
good enough.
"His financial people all
told Jimmy to take the honesty
policy out," said Greer, "but
Jimmy put his foot down and
said no."
The policy has been
in place since the raw bar
opened.
Customers are on their
honor to truthfully tell the
cashier how many beers or
drinks they had, and what they
had to eat as they check out.-
"I think this is an essential
part of who we are and what
the raw bar is -about," said
McNeill. "The policy stays."
McNeill said he is still
looking for cooks and servers,
and he plans to use local people
for the positions. But he has a
request for all the locals.
"When winter months
come, let's get locals to support
the raw bar all winter, and let's
have a strong winter season,"
he said.
It is a reasonable request
for a family business and
building that typify the look


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Gaskin urged commissioners to consider a lease or donation of the courthouse, which the county has abandoned and will stop funding next month, to her company, North Florida Child Development. As the lone remaining tenant of the courthouse Gaskin said she and her company had a vested interest in maintaining the headquarters for her ve-county operation in the same spot it has grown and thrived from over two decades. Gaskin also expressed concerns about the potential for continued deterioration of the building, which is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, if no entity calls the courthouse home. “It is our lighthouse so to speak,” Gaskin said, alluding to the current effort to save the Cape San Blas Lighthouse. “It is one of the true landmarks in Wewahitchka. I’d like to be the caretaker.” The county, citing a shortage of funding, has moved the extension of ce and constitutional of cers out of the courtButler withdraws ‘Stand Your Ground’ motion By WES LOCHER 229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@starfl.co m A hearing scheduled for Monday to hear a motion to dismiss murder charges against Walt Butler was canceled after the motion was withdrawn without a reason provided by defense attorneys. Butler’s attorneys led a motion May 21 for the dismissal of criminal charges in the shooting death of Everett Gant and cited Florida’s “Stand Your Ground Law,” which justies the use of deadly force if someone believes force is necessary to prevent death or harm to themselves or another. The motion said that Butler believed that he was entitled to immunity from arrest and prosecution. A pre-trial hearing was set for Monday morning at the Gulf County Courthouse. With the withdrawal of the motion, Butler’s pre-trial hearing Oct. 8. Last July, Gant approached Butler’s Pine Ridge apartment after Butler had been accused of using racial slurs directed at children in the apartment complex. Butler shot Gant between the eyes with a .22 ri e and left him bleeding on the doorstep before calling 911 and sitting back down to nish his dinner. He expressed inconvenience at being arrested for shooting a “(racial epithet),” according to the arresting af davit. Six weeks after the shooting Gant passed away from the injuries. By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@starfl.co m From the outset Matt Scoggins saw the Gulf Coast Hope Center as an extension of his ministry. Even as the center’s link to the Panama City Rescue Mission embroiled the effort in controversy concerning long-ranges, as the county and city approved ordinances to limit services, Scoggins said repeatedly he was just seeking to expand the work he had done since his life hit the skids. Since he ran with the wrong people, dabbled in the wrong substances, found the wrong side of jail door bars and discovered, as a single dad, the hardships of homelessness, Scoggins had extended a hand to those in need. Taking from his pockets, deriving from his success enough to help sustain, bolster, the lives of others. And almost two years after its November 2011 forNFCD president urges county to lease Wewahitchka Courthouse WALT BUTLER Mexico Beach police ask for help identifying burglary suspects By WES LOCHER 229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@starfl.co m The Mexico Beach Police Department seeks assistance in identifying three suspects in a burglary of Toucan’s Restaurant. On Aug. 11, between the hours of 10:40 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. CT, video surveillance cameras captured a male and two females breaking into Toucan’s along U.S. Highway 98. 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Local A2 | The Star Thursday, September 12, 2013 F o r g o t te n C o a s t U s e d a n d O u t o f P r i n t B oo k s H a s R e o p e n e d A u g u s t 2 2 2 0 1 3 i n i t s N e w A i r Co n d i t i o n e d Loc a t i o n C o m e B r o w s e ou r C ol l e c t i o n o f R e g i o na l L i t e ra t u r e G i f t Q u al i t y U s e d B oo k s F i r s t E d i t i o n s L oc al A u t h o r s N e w e r T i t l e s a t U s e d B oo k P r i ce s 2 3 6 A W a t e r S t r e e t i n t he H i gh C o t t o n M a r k et p l a c e A p a l a c h i c ol a ( ne x t t o C a f e C o n Le c he ) O p e n M o n S a t 1 0 A M t o 5 P M S u n 1 P M t o 5 P M 4 5 14 2 5 8 H e l p M a k e a D i f f e r e n c e ... B e c o m e a V o l u n t ee r i n Y O U R H o m e t o w n H o s p i t a l W e e m s H o s p i t a l J u n i o r V o l u n t e e r P r o g r a m W e e m s C h a p l a i ns As so c i a ti o n W e e m s A r t s In M e d ic i n e P ro g ra m W ee m s H o s p i t a l A u x i l i a r y W ee m s M e m o r i a l H e a l t h c a r e F o u n d a t i o n T o l e a r n m or e C a l l H e a t h e r H u r o n a t 6 5 3 8 8 5 3 e x t 1 0 1 or v i s i t w w w w e e m s m e m or i a l c om Mexico Beach Emergency Services Supervisor Diana Eppel retired last week after more than eight years of paramedic service to the community. Her career was celebrated at a surprise party at the Graba Java Internet Caf where she was joined by friends, family and members of the Mexico Beach City Council. As a token of the appreciation, Police Chief Glenn Norris presented Eppel with a plaque commemorating her achievements. Chaney McArdle was hired as Eppel’s replacement.PHOTO BY HH ILARY PATTERSON EppEPP EL HONORED U pP ON RETIREMENT FROM MM EXICO BB EACH EMSEMS By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star.com The Gulf County School Board on Monday formally adopted the nal budget for the 2013-14 scal year. After cutting the bud get for another year, board members approved a mill age that is below the roll back rate even as the Florida Legislature increased the burden on local taxpayers. The board adopted a nal budget and millage rate that will have taxpayers seeing a 1 percent rise in property taxes for the com ing scal year. The rollback rate is the millage at which the school district would raise the same amount of taxes as the current scal year. A mill is worth $1 for ev ery $1,000 in taxable prop erty value. The mill declined in worth to the school board – which has differing man dates assessing property values for budgetary rea sons – by just over $2,000, less than two tenths of one percent. “This has not been an easy school year,” said Su perintendent of Schools Jim Norton. “We are spending nearly one million dollars less than we did last year. This is the seventh consec utive year the district has had to do with less.” School board budgets are different from other tax ing authorities in that most of the leeway in numbers is removed by Tallahassee. The Florida Legislature each year sets two of the three primary components of school funding in the FEFP, or Florida Education Finance Program. And this year, while the state boosted revenue in some areas, it was balanced by cuts in other areas, depu ty superintendent of schools Sara Joe Wooten said. The primary component, Required Local Effort, is that which the district must raise to receive any state funding under FEFP. That component, set by state lawmakers this spring, went up from 4.838 mills to 4.870, an increase of two-thirds of a percent from the current scal year, or .032 in mills. Discretionary millage, that used for essential school operations, remained the same, as it did for all dis tricts, .748 mills. The Gulf County School Board, for the rst time in more than four years, in creased the one component of the millage rate over which it has any say, Local Capital Improvement, or bricks and mortar dollars. With buildings in the district aging – the newest public schools are more than 40 years old – and little prospect on the state or lo cal level for major capital funding for a new school or consolidated system, board members felt they had no choice but to increase LCI to address needs. “We are still one of the lowest in the state on LCI,” said district nancial ofcer Sissy Worley. The addition of .045 mills to the existing .400 mills in creases LCI 11.25 percent and an additional $59,669 in bricks and mortar funding. Those funds will be used for repairs and improve ments to roofs, doors, cov ered play areas, ooring, lighting and re alarms. The school millage also includes for the next four years a voter-approved ad ditional mill in operating revenue. The school millage rate will increase from 6.986 to 7.063, bringing the ad va lorem budget to $9.511 mil lion, an increase of $87,434 dollars.SS chool B B oard nalizes 2013-14 budget $ # & & P U B L IC NO T IC E A Pu b l i c H e a r i n g w i l l b e h e l d a t t h e P l a n n i n g a n d D e v e l o p m e n t R e v i e w B o a r d ( P DR B ) m e e t i ng o n Mo n d a y S e pt e m b e r 1 6 2 0 1 3 a t 8 : 4 5 a m E S T a n d a t t h e B o a r d o f C o u n t y C o m m i s s i o n e r s ( B O C C ) m e e t i n g o n T u e s d a y S e p t e m b e r 2 4 2 0 1 3 a t 9 : 0 0 a m E S T B o t h p u b l i c h e a r i n g s w i l l b e h e l d i n t h e B O C C M e e t i n g R o o m a t t h e R o b e r t M M o or e A d m i n is t r at i on B u i l d i n g 1 0 0 0 C e c i l G C o s t i n S r B l v d P o r t S t J o e F l o r i d a T h e p u b l i c h e a r i n g s w i l l b e t o d i s c u s s a n d a c t o n t h e fo l l o w i n g : 1 A p p r o v a l o f A u g u s t 1 9 20 1 3 M i n u t e s 2 V a r i a n c e T h o m a s a n d P a u l a B u s h f o r P a r c e l I D # 0 3 4 1 0 0 0 0 R L o c a t e d i n S e c t i o n 3 1 T o w n s h i p 5 S o u t h R a n g e 1 1 W e s t G u lf C ou n t y F lo r i da Road s e t back e n c r oac hm e n t t o a c c omm o d a t e bu i l d i n g on a su b s t a nd a r d l o t 3 V a r i a n c e K ay I n g r a m O B r i e n F o r P a r c e l I D # 0 6 2 9 1 3 4 5 R L o c a t e d i n S e c t i o n 2 2 T o w n s h i p 9 S o u t h R a n g e 1 1 W e s t G u l f C o u n t y F l o r i d a E n c r o a c h m e n t i n t o s i d e s e t b a c k o n a n e x i s t i ng hou s e 4. V a r i a n c e L i n d a G e r a l d f o r P a r c e l I D # 0 6 2 6 8 3 0 2 R L o c a t e d i n S e c t i o n 20 T o w n s h i p 9 S o u t h R a n g e 1 1 W e s t G u l f C o u n t y F l o r i d a E x i s t i n g p i l i n g e n c r o a c h m e n t o f 6 i n t o s i d e s e t b a c k o n a n EC L p r o p e r t y 5 P r e l i m i n a r y P l a t A p p r o v a l f o r a M i n o r S u b d i v i s i o n T y l e r W S m i t h f o r P a r c e l I D # 0 6 2 6 8 0 2 5 R a n d # 0 6 2 6 8 0 2 2 R L o c a t e d i n S e c t i o n 7 T o w n s h i p 9 S o u t h R a n g e 1 1 W e s t G u l f C o u n t y F l o r i d a 2 2 2 A c r e s A 6 u n i t d e v e l o p m e n t w i t h n o r o a d i n fr a st r uc t u r e 3 C ou n t y D e v e lop m e n t Re gu lat io n s a n d P o l i c ie s ( LD R ) 6 S t a f f P u b l i c a n d O p e n D i s c u s s i o n T h e p u b l i c i s e n c o u r a g e d t o a t t e n d a n d b e h e a r d o n t h e se mat t e r s Inf or mat i on p r i or t o t h e m e e t i n g c a n b e v i e w e d a t t h e P l a n n i n g D e p a r t m e n t a t 1 0 0 0 C e c i l G C o s t i n S r B l v d R o o m 3 1 1 ( 2 0 13 9 5 ) By WES LOCHER 229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star.com Extended exposure to black mold is known to cause respiratory, circula tory and neurological dam age and that just might be what Mexico Beach police ofcers are experiencing. During the council’s pre-agenda meeting last week, the topic of conver sation turned to modular buildings. The city has plans to relocate the police and re departments out of the current location on 14th Street for years but a nancially-feasible plan has yet to be reached. During the discussion, Police Chief Glenn Norris expressed a desire to move sooner rather than later. “We’re in a bad situation in the building we’re in,” said Norris. “We should do something as quick as we can.” In November 2010, a mold inspection was com pleted on the old city hall and police headquarters and the results determined that if personnel were to stay in the buildings, the air conditioning unit and carpets would need to be replaced and the interior cleaned. Dehumidiers were also suggested to be run at all times. After the initial inspec tion, city hall workers were relocated to a temporary building in a refurbished bank along U.S. Highway 98, but the public safety departments stayed put. The police chief tried to be understanding by not ing that the old city hall building had higher levels of spores, but the police department had a wider variety of potentially dan gerous spores. Norris said that in ad dition to mold dangers, the building has water damaged walls and ood ed three times in recent memory. He said that he and his team have cleaned and painted the building repeatedly and the air con ditioning unit has been out for 2-3 weeks. They did receive a window air conditioning unit until a decision on a modular building could be reached. “We put lipstick on the pig, but the pig is still bad,” said Councilwoman Tanya Castro. In July, the council ac cepted bids for a modular unit that would meet the police department’s needs. They received 14 bids, but not all of them included the cost of a foundation, a state requirement. “Some decisions have to be made,” said Mayor Al Cathey, responding to Nor ris. “We’re sympathetic.” The bids called for foun dation work for a modular unit to be nished by Nov. 1 and installation work to complete by Dec. 13. Cathey said that a solu tion should be in place by the rst of the year. Norris had proposed purchasing a modular unit he located in Port St. Joe that could be upgraded to comply with Florida build ing codes. “It’s not an option we should consider,” said Cas tro. “It’s a money pit.” Norris made a nal appeal to the council and said that some employees have begun feeling sick and been to the doctor. “Exposure to the mold is causing them to have breathing problems,” said Norris. “We’ve band-aided the building, but it can only be patched so much.” Norris included him self in the employees who were potentially feeling the effects of the spores and reported that Mexico Beach police ofcers typi cally work for 12-16 hours a day. A large majority of that work is done inside the po lice department. “We’ve done every thing we can,” said Nor ris. “We’re in an unsafe building,” Mexico Beach police department feels effects of mold

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W e invite y ou to suppor t e Campaign for O ur Community ’ s U niv ersity by helping us build an endo wment for tomorr o w ’ s jobs. O ur goal is to establish a $5 million endo wment for the College of A pplied S tudies b y 2017, which will allo w FSU P anama City to establish student scholarships, implement ne w degr ee pr ograms and pr o vide ne w equipment and technology T o learn ho w y ou can suppor t our community ’ s univ ersity contact M ar y B eth Lo vingood at (850) 770-2108 or mblo vingood@pc.fsu.edu. THE CAMP AIGN FOR OUR COM MUN IT Y ’S UNIVE RSIT Y E ndo wment for T omorr o w ’ s J obs Special to The Star The Northwest Florida Water Management District has launched a grant pro gram to help local govern ments and utilities across the panhandle address im portant local water supply challenges and meet region al water supply protection and management needs. The District’s tenta tive Fiscal Year 2013-2014 budget includes $10 million to provide assistance for water supply development projects. “Ensuring a clean and sustainable supply of water for the citizens and natural resources of Northwest Flor ida is one of the District’s top priorities,” said District Executive Director Jon Ste verson. “We look forward to working with our local communities to help them address local and regional water supply needs through this grant program.” On Wednesday, Sept. 4, approximately 30 represen tatives from local govern ments and utilities attended an informational workshop to learn more about the grant application process and the type of projects eli gible to receive funding. “The District is excited both about the development of this water supply grant program and the positive turnout at our workshop,” said Paul Thorpe, the Dis trict’s Resource Planning Director. “We encourage lo cal governments and utilities across our 16-county area to learn more about the pro gram and submit the water supply projects—both large and small—that will achieve the goals of their region and the District.” Grant applications are due by Oct. 31. 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The information present ed at the workshop, along with application materials and guidelines, are available on the District’s website at http://www.nwfwmd.state. .us/pubs/WSDCAI/WSD CAI.html Interested appli cants can contact the District at 539-5999 or Paul.Thorpe@ nwfwmd.state..us for more information or assistance. Star Staff Report The Florida Depart ment of Transportation (FDOT) will hold a con struction public informa tion meeting regarding upcoming improvements to State Road (S.R.) 30A from S.R. 30E (Cape San Blas Road) to S.R 30 (U.S. 98). The meeting will be held 5:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. ET Tuesday, Sept. 17 at the St. Joseph Bay State Buffer Preserve Center, 3915 S.R. 30A. Planned improve ments include resurfac ing and widening the existing roadway, drain age upgrades, and updat ing the Simmons Bayou Bridge rail and guardrail. The work is slated for completion in winter 2015. Project personnel will be available at the meeting to provide information about the construction work. Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, religion, dis ability or family status. Persons who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act, or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact the FDOT Construction Project Manager, Dale Harris, at 767-4990 at least seven days prior to the meeting. For additional Florida Department of Trans portation District Three information follow us on Twitter, @myfdot_nwfl. NWFWMD announces water supply development grant program Public meeting on State 30A construction

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I dont even know where Syria is. Miss Paschall, in junior high geography, must have skipped that one. Or perhaps, I wasnt paying attention. The Middle East covers a fair amount of territory and the countries comprising it are a tad scrambled in my mind. I have heard of the capital, Damascus, mostly because the apostle Paul was travelling toward that city when he saw the Light. Im guessing its arid and sandy. There are probably lots of people living in a relative small area. They wear long robes and head gear when it seems to me shorts and a tee shirt would be more practical. And it surely produces a fair amount of oil. The fact that a nasty civil war is raging in Syria is a concern. That it could spill over to other countries is alarming. If the reported gas attacks are true, that is horri c news. What role the United States is taking in this affair has me a little fearful and a whole lot befuddled. This is not going to be a learned treatise. And Im certainly not taking aim at anyone in particular this morning. Nor am I trying to in uence national policy. Im not smart enough to even half-way comprehend the complexities and multi-lateral, international complications that are swirling around that small country. Im just thinking out loud here. Why is America carrying the ball on this one? What makes us so anxious to jump in when the country is on the other side of the world from us? Let England send the rst planes in. Or France! They are a lot closer to Syria than we are. Or why not take the chains off of Israel. They are right next door and most assuredly have a better handle on the situation than we do! Isnt it a little egoistical to think we can x every global situation that pops up? Does might, in fact, make right? I dont think we are going to win many friends or in uence much of anybody in this deal. I thought everyone in the Middle East already hated us except Israel. And Im not sure about them sometimes. Its like going to the ballgame before they started putting names on the uniforms, you cant tell the players without a scorecard! What if the shoe was on the other foot? In the 1930s the United States had gunboats, speci cally the USS Guam and the USS Wake, running up and down the Yangtze River in China. We were, in the of cial speak from Washington, simply protecting our interest in that vast country. The famed humorist and social commentator, Will Rogers, couldnt let that pass. He astutely asked, How would America feel if the Chinese sent gunboats up the Mississippi River. They could say they were protecting their laundries in Memphis. Will also wrote When you get into trouble ve thousand miles from home youve got to have been looking for it. Weve heard the chemical warfare angle before. How hard has the wind got to blow for those chemicals to reach the United States? And Im certainly not down playing or making light of a tragic situation brewing in Syria. Again, Im just thinking out loud. The question that screams out at me here is how come we are so all mighty red up on saving a handful of lives in a place half way around the worldand were not lifting a nger to protect countless thousands of unborn children right here at home. Ive heard of paradoxes, but that one near bout takes the cake. Heres two cents more, which group, gang or side in Syria are the good guys anyway? They all look, sound and act just about alike. And please dont give us the old lesser of two evils diatribe. If the group were bargaining to help is going to vote against us in the United Nations every chance they get, lets save our missiles for when its a rainy day..over America! The United States might have already red upon Syria by the time you read this. Of course, theres also a good chance they havent. We had to take it to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee for an approval vote. And weve got to wait, I reckon, for a thumbs up from the full House and Senate, the vice-president, the secretary of state and the White House butler. I wish Leon had given me this much warning before he bounced that ax handle off my head. I would have at least ducked! Or worn my football helmet home! Or spent the night with Bobby Brewer! Or hid all my important weapons and articles of mass destruction so he couldnt bust them up! I once jumped in between Andrea Hosford and Billy Baumgartner. They just would not quit bickering. They called it love but theyd fuss on the way to school, at lunch, in study hall and during math class. It was about to drive me nuts. I cornered them outside the gym and was setting them straight when both of them jumped on me. Andrea hit me harder than he did! When I was showing off my busted lip and black eye at supper, Daddy just shook his head and laughed as he gave me the ole nose where it dont belong speech. Will Rogers also said, Lincoln didnt have a foreign policy. Thats why hes Lincoln. Respectfully, Kes Sedition? HUNKER DOWN Kesley Colbert USPS 518-880 Published every Thursday at 135 W. U.S. 98 Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Publisher: Roger Quinn Editor: Tim Croft POSTMASTER: Send address change to: The Star P.O. Box 308 Port St. Joe, FL 32457-0308 Phone 850-227-1278 PERIODICAL RATE POSTAGE PAID AT PORT ST. JOE, FL 32457 WEEKLY PUBLISHING SUBSCRIPTIONS PAYABLE IN ADVANCE IN COUNTY $24.15 year $15.75 six months OUT OF COUNTY $34.65 year $21 six months Home delivery subscribers may be charged a higher rate for holiday editons. TO ALL ADVERTISERS In case of error or omissions in advertisements, the publishers do not hold themselves liable for damage further than the amount received for such advertisement. The spoken word is given scant attention; the printed word is thoughtfully weighed. The spoken word barely asserts; the printed word thoroughly convinces. The spoken word is lost; the printed word remains. Circulation:1-800-345-8688 OPINION www.starfl.com Thursday, September 12, 2013 A Page 4 Section Who died and left us in charge? Dear Editor, As someone who has defended the USA in war and peace, I take umbrage with the demonization of the President of the United States of America in Gulf Countys local press. Change America -that was Obamas promise by Ed McAteer (Special to The Star), Thursday, August 22, 2013 Ed McAteer and The Star have crossed the line between free speech and sedition. Ed McAteer stated, I do not believe President Obama is the Antichrist, I do believe he is one of those the evil spirits of this world... and then quotes the Bible of a foreign powers church...as the only link to the one true God. Most who confess to believing God and the Bible will agree... Ed McAteer demonizes the President of the United States and members of his administration based on Ed McAteers Biblical perspectives based on his allegiance to the State-Religion of a foreign country. He fails to mention that the Bible to which he is referring is the Church of Englands King James Bible AV. (AV = approved version by the government of Great Britain.) The last major editing revision to the King James Biblev(KJB-AV) was by Benjamin Blayney, 1769, although KJB-AV is under almost constant adjusted editing by Oxford and Cambridge Universities. It appears that Ed McAteer believes that the U.S. should be subservient to a Bible that is the backbone of the religion of a foreign government. Also, he stated -The current U.S. administration is demonstrating in a number of ways that it does not like the Jews... Israel is facing extermination and the U.S. is turning its back... President Obama nominated Chuck Hagel to be the United States Secretary of Defense. Apparently, Chuck Hagel is another disciple of Satan. He urges the President to establish direct unconditional talks with Iran... According to Ed McAteer, establishing relations with Iran will violate the Bible of a foreign country, to which he swears allegiance, and bring down the wrath of God on America. America can expect to be punished [by God] as a result. Two historical facts -1) The U.S. has its Day of Infamy -December 7, 1941. Iran has -The 28 Mordad Coup -the overthrow of the democratically elected government of Iran on August 15, 1953, which was orchestrated, nanced, and executed by the CIA of the USA. 2) ...Can we expect this man to defend America? Ed McAteer asks sarcastically. Chuck Hagel has two Purple Hearts. It is quite evident from his comments that Ed McAteers allegiances are to the religious beliefs of a foreign country as expressed in the KJB-AV. Actually, Ed McAteers allegiance is to two foreign countries: 1) Great Britain, the country that was on the other side in the American Revolution. 2) Israel, whose religious leaders cruci ed Jesus Christ for preaching and teaching the Principles which now underlie the U.S. Constitution. George Washington said, Follow the teachings of Jesus Christ. The Founding Fathers of the United States of America did just that by incorporating the Teachings of Jesus Christ into the U.S. Constitution and publishing an American Bible. The American Bible was published in about 1820. It was edited by a Founding Father, while he was serving as President of the U.S., in collaboration with other Founding Fathers, and it chronicles the teachings of Jesus Christ. The American Bible was/is ignored by Christians possible because: 1) it is too short and 2) leaves little wiggle-room for biblical interpretation and 3) does not preach that the followers of the teachings of Jesus Christ should sit around waiting to die expecting God to overlook how the Biblical Children of God denigrate Gods greatest creation -Man. The American Bible truly is -an American Bible. God created Man, giving Man exceptional capabilities and competencies. God blessed America. Americans should thank God by showing appreciation for Gods Gifts and honoring Gods reasonable expectations. I was recently certi ed as a Doctor of Divinity for my work showing how the American Bible was incorporated into the U.S. Constitution and that the roots of America are planted rmly in the teachings of Jesus Christ. For a FREE copy of the American Bible please email: AmericanBible@ ChurchOfOurFoundingFathers.org By crossing the line between free speech and sedition, The Star and Ed McAteer seem to have violated -The United States Code 18 U.S.C. 2381 states: whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, ...adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason. In law, sedition is overt conduct, such as speech and organization, that is deemed by the legal authority to tend toward insurrection against the established order. Sedition often includes subversion of a constitution and incitement of discontent to lawful authority. To correct the impression of treason or sedition projected by Ed McAteers Special to The Star, an acceptable Mea Culpa could be: Publicly acknowledging and accepting the error of their misconceptions. Or, you can all talk to the U.S. Justice Department. John M. Comer, DD Port Saint Joe, Florida Letter to the EDITOR What did we do before we had the feature on our telephones that allows us to switch over to pick up another call? We got a busy signal. Those were the good old days I suppose. Call Waiting is one of those features that you are doomed if you do and doomed if you dont use it. The person you are talking to will more than likely be annoyed when you say, Hang on a minute, I have to answer this call. The person calling in might think you are just not answering the phone because they get a ringing sound, rather than a busy signal. Maybe things were easier with a party line when you could all talk together. Older folks still remember party lines where phone customers were sharing phone service lines. In other words folks had the same line. The way you knew the call was for you was by the pattern of the ring. However, if it wasnt for you, you could still listen in. Im not going to get into the possibility that we still do have party lines. The Call Waiting feature, along with Caller ID, the portable fax machine, touch tone telephones, solar cells and ber optic cables are attributable to important research of an African-American woman. This lady, Dr. Shirley Jackson was the rst African-American woman to earn her Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Im a scientist and I just found that out. Dr. Jackson, who is now in her late 60s, is the President of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, another university known for its excellence in science and engineering. Now I know It is interesting to me that an African-American woman invented call waiting. Why? As I have written before, my godmother, Phyllis, is a 93 year-old African-American. Its been about two years now since she called me by mistake and has continued to call me three to ve times a week. When my mother passed away, Phyllis and I decided that she should be my godmother. It has been a wonderful relationship, though I have never met her in person. Im a white guy who grew up in Alabama whose godmother is a 93 year-old African-American, with a little bit of Chickahominy Indian in her, who looks Puerto Rican. Those are almost the words she uses. Phyllis says, Im part Black, part Chickahominy Indian, but I have curly hair like a Puerto Rican. There was no menu to pick godmothers from when I needed one, but Im sure I got the best one. When she calls, she asks about the children, she asks how Im doing, and then she prays. There is no preacher, pastor or priest that can come even close to what comes out of Phyllis mouth. She quotes the Bible; she covers everything in The Blood. I enjoy listening to her. She tells me that she has some relatives who have told her to stop calling if all she is going to do is preach and pray. I tell her to, Bring it on, I want to hear it. She laughs and says, Precious Be His Name. This last weekend, Phyllis broke into an old hymn, There Is Power in the Blood. I sang with her. We laughed and talked about how we would make a good duet. Then Phyllis started praying, I could tell by the sound and tone and rhythm of her voice that I was in for a long one. It didnt bother me, when she does this, I just ask myself, Why me Lord, what have I ever done to deserve someone so wonderful. Well, about ve minutes into Phyllis prayer, I could hear the clicking on her line notifying her that someone was calling in. Quickly, I wondered, Will she take the other call in the middle of this long prayer? She did. She stopped right in the middle of her prayer, and said, Excuse me, I have take this call. While I waited, I thought about how she was going to come back in the middle of her prayer. Would she start right in? Would she forget she was praying? About three minutes later, the line clicked back over and Phyllis came back. There was a silence, and then Phyllis spoke. Pardon the interruption, Lord, I had to take that call. She then continued for another ve or so minutes right where she left off. I nd it interesting that an African-American woman invented Call Waiting, and that my godmother can put God on hold and come right back. Im pretty sure He didnt have a problem being put on hold by a 93 year-old African-American woman, who has a little Chickahominy Indian in her, who looks Puerto Rican and quotes the scripture better than any preacher who ever stood in a pulpit. Find more stories at www.CranksMyTractor. com. CRANKS MY TRACTOR BN Heard Call waiting

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Local The Star| A5 Thursday, September 12, 2013 house, which long served as the county seat before the seat was moved to Port St. Joe. County attorney Jer emy Novak said there are maintenance issues which are pressing and in need of “immediate remediation,” including work to the base ment, electrical and issues of mold. The county currently charges NFCD $1 per square foot for the 2,200 square foot building and noted that some of the more pressing work would be fo cused on the area NFCD currently inhabits. The county will also stop paying utility bills for the building as of Oct. 1. “I have huge concerns about this,” said Commis sioner Joanna Bryan of any transfer to NFCD, adding there was some distance between leasing the space to address maintenance is sues and turning over title to a county building. Gaskin initially broached a donation to her non-prot corporation as one means of transfer but after hear ing resistance from the board suggested a lease, with a reversionary clause turning the property back over to the county in the event NFDC leaves. Gaskin said she would also insure public access to the building in the future. “I’ll take it on to save it,” Gaskin said. “Our corpo ration would do that. I’ve done other hare-brained ideas that worked out.” Among those, at least to some skeptics nearly a decade ago when she pro posed it, was building a new school in Port St. Joe, a facility that opened last year. Gaskin noted NFCD operates in ve counties, has an overall budget that has grown from $400,000 to more than $4 million and that 70 percent of her oper ations are in Gulf County. As much as saving the courthouse entered the picture, so did maintaining her staff and operations in Gulf County. “I need your support to continue to operate eco nomically in this county,” Gaskin said, adding that if forced she could move her headquarters to another county. “I would hate to see it be closed. I don’t want to see that happen. The building would continue to deteriorate.” Commissioner Warren Yeager said he supported the move, though he want ed to see details. “In theory I am in sup port of that move,” Yeager said. “We have looked at this in the past.” Commissioner Ward McDaniel noted Gaskin’s track record of success. “I have never seen you take on a project and not improve it. I think you’ll take this on and improve it,” he said. Tan Smiley also voiced support, saying he “did not see a big problem.” But Bryan and Commis sioner Carmen McLemore expressed reservations, particularly about giving up ownership of a county building. “This is a critical issue to me,” McLemore said. “I am going to have to sit down and look at all cor ners of this.” Bryan said she would like to see a written pro posal, which Gaskin said had been drafted and would be provided to commissioners. Novak said he would work with Gaskin in sketch ing out a proposal to put be fore commissioners at their nal September meeting. Staff, board communications As a third meeting de volved into debate over the Americus Ditch project, commissioners and staff spent nearly an hour heat edly dissecting communi cations and the dissemina tion of information between commissioners and staff. Americus Ditch, a $1 million project some six years old but the focus of questions raised by a resi dent and Bryan in recent months, was the launch ing pad for discussion on broader issues. Bryan, who has said from the outset her ques tions were less about one project and more about county bid policies, and county administrator Don Butler exchanged testy words regarding requests for information from Bryan and Butler’s handling of those requests. Brad Bailey and later Ralph Rish spoke to the board about false state ments they alleged were made from the podium by resident Bill Koran and Bryan, but for commission ers the discussion spun into a debate regarding the demands put on staff for information. By the end, commission ers had approved – 4-1 with Bryan dissenting – mandat ing that requests for infor mation or work from coun ty staff deemed by Butler to be outside the norms of current operations come to the board for approval. Bryan protested, say ing the board should not be weighing in on how one commissioner asks for and receives information. “It is not proper for the board to limit access to in formation to one commis sioner,” Bryan said. She was out-voted and out-voiced. “We are a legislative body,” Yeager said. “We have to work as a board. There needs to be some kind of consistency on what we ask staff to do. “We need to gure out how to move this county forward. We need to gure out how to get along and agree to disagree. I want to prevent us from moving backwards. We have been moving backwards for too long.” Smiley said, “We have got to work together. We have to respect one an other. Respect goes a long way.” Butler said there had never been a question over his 25 years that he would follow and implement board action. He said he would continue to do so. “If it (the request) is le gitimate, I’ll do it and if it is not, this board will have to decide,” Butler said. LIGHTHOUSE from page A1 age to the door. Inside the gift shop, the male went be hind the counter to the cash register but no items were reported stolen. The male suspect was described as white, thin in build, approximately 140 pounds, 5’8-5’11 in height with light to me dium brown hair. He had long sideburns and was wearing a bandana. During the burglary he wore a light col ored T-shirt with a design on the front left side and medium dark colored shorts. The second suspect was described as a white female, thin in build, approximately 85 pounds, 4’8-5’ in height with shoulderlength blonde or light-brown hair. She wore a tank top shirt with a pair of light colored shorts. The third suspect was described as a white female, with a thin to medium build, approximately 135-145 pounds, and 5’7-5’9 in height. Her light to medium brown hair was approximately four inches past her shoulders in length. She wore blue shorts with a pink or red T-shirt and a white shirt visible, pulled be neath the outer shirt. Mexico Chief Police Chief Glenn Norris said that because of her build, he believes the third suspect to be athletic, maybe a cheerleader or soccer player. None of the suspects wore shoes and their ages are estimated to be between middle teens to early 20s. Pictures and video have been provided to the Gulf County Sheriff’s Ofce. Mexico Beach authorities have asked for any help in identifying the suspects. Anonymous tips can be given to Crime Stoppers at 785-8477 and the Mexico Beach Police Department can be reached directly at 648-5984. BURGLARY from page A1 SPECIAL TO TT HE STAR Mexico Beach police are seeking any information on the three suspects. mal opening, the Gulf Coast Hope Center, located in a front building on Scoggins’ Five Star Auto business, is thriving. “We help somebody on an average of every single day,” Scoggins said. Whether it is with an electric bill, a water bill or rent, a prescription or a meal, the Gulf Coast Hope Center offers a hand. After lling out a brief form, pro viding some contact infor mation, the center and its staff tries to assist. The Rev. Joe Atkinson comes over from the Rescue Mission at least every Mon day, more if needed, and the building has expanded from an ofce to include storage and other uses. “We did that because we were having more and more requests, whether for food or clothing or utility bills,” Scoggins said. Scoggins has also made several arrangements with local vendors, Billy Dixson Taxi Service and Duren’s Piggly Wiggly to provide transportation and food vouchers for the needy. He also kept his word on what the Hope Center would not be, Scoggins said. He may take from his pocket to provide a meal for someone in need, but there are no meals cooked or served at the Hope Center. Further, there is no dor mitory or bedding for peo ple to crash in Gulf County for the night. In fact, Scoggins said his arrangement with Dixson allows him to provide trans portation as far as Panacea or Tallahassee. “They are not sleeping under the bridge,” Scoggins said of transients. “They are more transients – homeless people aren’t traveling to reach Port St. Joe. But we are providing them an op portunity to move on.” He said his relationship with local law enforce ment is stronger and that law enforcement contacts him regularly, regardless of time of night, when en countering those in need of a little hope. “I would say that 90 per cent of the people who were against this are for us now,” Scoggins said. “They have seen what we have done.” The latest outreach ef fort came in the past two weeks when the Gulf Coast Hope Center joined with the Rescue Mission on the annual Klothes for Kids campaign. Consider it a Klothes for Kids of Gulf County. Scoggins not only re ceived boxes upon boxes of clothes from local residents, he also received shelves of food. All of it went to local families and children. “We helped 56 fami lies and provided 140 kids with shoes and clothes for school,” Scoggins said. “This is a community that helps.” Clothes remain. Those seeking assis tance on clothes for chil dren should call 229-7827 for an appointment. “This has been a real extension of my minis try, it has been phenom enal,” Scoggins said. “I feel humbled to be able to help others.” HH OPE from page A1 By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star.com Enthusiasm was lacking, but the Board of County Commis sioners approved a millage rate and 2013-14 budget during the rst public budget hearing Tues day night. After commissioners dis cussed but failed to act on any substantive changes to the bud get — other than approving some departmentor agency-centric changes in cash carry forward — they reluctantly approved a budget that will mean an 11.94 in crease in the millage rate. A mill is equal to $1 for every $1,000 in taxable property value. The rollback rate, that rate at which the county would bring in the same property tax as the cur rent scal year, is actually above the current millage rate, in part because of declining property values, so while the millage rate is up, the 11.94 percent does not reect true increases in revenue. The overall budget, which includes all sources of revenue including grants, will drop from $32.66 million last year to $30.542. Total property tax collections in the general fund would be $9.260 million, down from $9.389 million last year. The proposed aggregate mill age, including general fund and re zones, is 6.8740. The current millage is 6.0553 and the rollback rate is 6.1408. But commissioners were not satised they were able to wring all excess from the budget and with one more budget hearing, 5:01 p.m. ET Sept. 24, they stated a desire to nd more savings. “We’ve cut to the point that I don’t know if we can cut anymore, but we still have time to reduce it,” Commissioner Warren Yea ger said. “I would still like this thing to be closer to where we are at now.” Commissioner Ward McDan iel suggested, and commission ers heeded, going back and look ing line by line at the department and agency budgets. He said in perusing those lines he found areas of potential savings — increases in spending he questioned — while acknowl edging individual savings might not amount to huge sums. But taken together, McDaniel argued, the budget could be fur ther reduced. He asked staff to assemble justication for areas where com missioners had questions. “Just to jump these increases in there without justifying them, I don’t know about that,” McDan iel said. “We have a duty to pinch every penny we can. We are netuning now.” Commissioners did discuss two issues that loomed over this year’s budget process as the county faced shrinking revenues, but took no action for the coming year. A proposal to add 5 cents to local gas tax to relieve some of the property tax burden from landll operational costs was a non-starter, in large measure because of the deadline having passed for implementing the tax for the coming scal year. Yeager said it was the right thing to do and urged his fellow commissioners to keep the is sue on the burner for next year, but two commissioners voiced opposition. Commissioner Carmen McLemore said the price of gas was already too high, that local gas taxes were already lofty and any further addition would be a hardship on citizens. “I am not in support of it,” Commissioner Joanna Bryan echoed. Yeager also broached manda tory garbage, saying it was too late to move on the issue and realize savings for next year, but urging that the BOCC at least begin the process, likely lengthy, to institute mandatory pickup. “We need to start the pro cess,” Yeager said. “We will still be able to vote up or down on mandatory pickup. At the end of the day (mandatory pickup) solves a whole lot of problems. It will also save the taxpayer money.” McLemore has opposed a move to mandatory pickup and a referendum to implement a sales tax to fund mandatory garbage pickup was pushed to November 2014 due to opposition to manda tory garbage on the board. However, McDaniel seemed to be backing off his opposition, not ing that both cities have manda tory garbage collection and that the move would likely “not hurt anyone.” “We are going to have to cross the bridge sooner or later, and I’d rather it be sooner,” McDaniel said. County administrator Don Butler was charged with continu ing to explore options with both cities and examining whether the county could extend its current contract, which expires early next year, by a few months to co incide with the expiration of Port St. Joe’s contract. Port St. Joe’s vendor is Waste Pro; the county’s Waste Manage ment; the city of Wewahitchka contracts with Parker Sanitation. But linking up with the cities, it was suggested, a better overall rate for all county residents could be negotiated. WE wW AHITCHKA HEALTH sS ERVICEsS Sacred Heart Health Systems has announced it will open the Wewahitchka Health Department primary care facility Sept. 23. The facility has been without primary care services since the end of June while the transition to Sacred Heart was unfolding. The facility will be open 7 a.m. until 4 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, with lab and x-ray ser vices continuing to be provided on Fridays. An Open House will be 7:308:30 a.m. CT on Sept. 23. County continues to look at millage increase “We need to start the process (of mandatory garbage pickup). We will still be able to vote up or down on mandatory pickup. At the end of the day (it) solves a whole lot of problems. It will also save the taxpayer money.”CC ommissioner Warren Yeager

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Monda y T hursda y 7A M 6PM (EST ) F rida y S a tur da y 7A M 7PM (EST ) BWO H unti ng H e a dq u a r ters : CAMO AR RIV ING DAIL Y WEEKL Y ALM ANA C ST JO SE PH B A Y AP AL A C HI C O L A B A Y W ES T P ASS TI DE T ABLES M O N TH L Y A VER A GES T o nd the tides of the f ollo wing ar eas subtr ac t the indica t ed times fr om these g iv en f or AP ALA CHIC OLA: HIGH L OW C a t P oin t M inus 0:40 M inus 1:17 East P ass M inus 0:27 M inus 0:27 T o nd the tides of the f ollo wing ar eas subtr ac t the indica t ed times fr om those g iv en f or C ARR ABELLE: HIGH L OW B ald P oin t M inus 9:16 M inus 0:03 Sp onsor the WEEKL Y ALM ANA C C all T o da y! 227-7847 Da t e H igh L o w % P r ecip T hu S ept 12 87 72 0 % F ri, S ept 13 89 74 30 % S a t S ept 14 86 73 30 % Sun, S ept 15 86 73 30 % M on, S ept 16 85 73 30 % T ues S ept 17 85 73 60 % W ed S ept 18 84 71 60 % By VALERIE GARMAN 747-5076 | @valeriegarman vgarman@pcnh.com PANAMA CITY BEACH — Recreational anglers will enjoy a second taste of red snapper in Florida’s Gulf waters this year. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved an Oct. 1-21 supplemental season for red snapper in state waters at a meeting Thursday. State waters in the Gulf span nine nautical miles from the shoreline. While the season is good news for private anglers, Pam Anderson, the operational manager at Capt. Anderson’s Marina in Panama City Beach, said charter boats that hold a federal reef sh permit still cannot harvest snapper in state waters when the federal season is closed. “Right now, it will help all of the private anglers for sure, and it will help all the charter boats that don’t have the federal reef sh permits like we do,” Anderson said. “Between the charter boats and the dive boats, we have about 25 that do have federal reef sh permits. They’ll be able to sh; they just won’t be able to harvest red snapper in state waters when (the season) is open.” However, Anderson said they’re still hopeful. The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, which manages the species in federal waters, also is considering a fall snapper season but has yet to nalize the plans. The council met in San Antonio last week but decided to delay the decision after new information about landings during the 2013 recreational red snapper season showed preliminary catch estimates were higher than expected. “If this data is true, it will likely be good for us in the long run,” said Anderson, who expressed frustration with the delayed decision. “We have so many customers right now waiting to hear whether snapper will be open Oct. 1 through 21,” she said. “If people know it’s open far enough in advance, it will bring folks to town. We de nitely want them to have the time to make plans.” U.S. Rep. Steve Southerland commended the FWC for approving a fall snapper season and encouraged federal shery managers to do the same. “This decision is right for our shermen, it’s good for our coastal economies and it’s based on undeniable science showing a growing and healthy red snapper shery,” Southerland said in a news release Thursday. “I am hopeful that the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will respond in a similarly responsible fashion and open a fall season in federal waters, as well.” Additionally, the FWC eliminated a Feb. 1-March 31 closure affecting several grouper species in the Gulf of Mexico, including black, red, red hind, rock hind, scamp, yellow n and yellowmouth. According to of cials, the closure originally was adopted as an effort to rebuild the gag grouper populations during spawning season, but gag grouper now has a separate harvest season from July 1 through Dec. 3. Special to The Star The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) at its commission meeting last week passed a rule prohibiting the importation of live captive deer into Florida from out-of-state sources. The rule was passed in an effort to reduce the chances of chronic wasting disease (CWD) being introduced into the state. Eighteen other states, including Georgia and Alabama, also prohibit the importation of live cervids (deer, elk and moose). CWD is not known to affect people but is a contagious neurological disease affecting cervids. It is always fatal, and there is no known cure or vaccine. So far, the disease has been discovered in 22 states, two Canadian provinces and in South Korea. To implement the decision immediately, the FWC also issued an executive order prohibiting importation of cervids effective Sept. 6. The order includes limited exemptions for reindeer and zoos. The Commission also directed the executive director to create a working group to include the industry to develop other measures to safeguard the state from CWD. If these other measures are determined to be suf cient to adequately reduce risk, the Commission gives the executive director authority to then allow importation. Since the beginning of May, the FWC has received much public comment on this and answered questions and concerns. During this process, those who have deer farms and hunting preserves hunters and conservationists provided suggestions for additional prevention measures to consider. The Commission used this important feedback to guide its decision making. For more information on chronic wasting disease, this rule and the CWD Alliance, go to MyFWC.com/ CWD. To see the executive order, go to MyFWC.com/About and select “Inside FWC” then “Executive Director.” Special to The Star TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission announced four additional license-free shing days. “Florida’s license-free shing days are the perfect opportunity for people to try, or introduce a friend to, some of the nest shing in the world. Florida’s recreational freshwater and saltwater shing industry has an $8.9 billion economic impact and events like these help grow the industry even more. I’m excited that the FWC has adopted four more license-free shing days for a total of eight days per year. These days are a great way to introduce more Floridians to the lifetime sport of shing,” Scott said. Florida currently offers the public four license-free shing days per year, where the requirement to have a recreational shing license is waived for residents and visitors. Saltwater licensefree shing days this year were on June 1 and Sept. 1 and freshwater’s were April 6 and June 8. During its Sept. 5 meeting, the FWC added four more license-free shing days to the calendar, and the Florida Legislature approved this increase earlier this year. The additional saltwater license-free shing days will be Oct. 12 and Nov. 30 and additional freshwater license-free days will be Nov. 29 and Dec. 28. The commission also set dates for 2014 and beyond. All eight days will now fall on the same day of the week from year to year, allowing potential anglers to plan shing trips in advance. For 2014 and beyond, the following dates will be license-free shing days: Saltwater: First Saturday and Sunday in June; rst Saturday in September; Saturday following Thanksgiving. Freshwater: First Saturday and Sunday in April; second Saturday and Sunday in June To make these events accessible to as many people as possible, the FWC planned these dates around holiday weekends and national events and National Fishing and Boating Week. Highlighted by signi cant national media coverage and public events, National Fishing and Boating Week promotes boating and shing across the country as fun and healthy outdoor activities. Plan your shing experience today, but don’t forget, all other regulations such as seasons, size limits and bag limits still apply on these days. Visit MyFWC. com/Fishing to learn more about saltwater and freshwater shing in Florida. Star Staff Report The Port St. Joe Marina will hold its rst Queen sh Tournament on Sept. 21. The in-shore competition will require a $50 entry fee for boats and the winner will take home a guaranteed rst place prize of $500. Register in advance at the Marina, Half Hitch or Bluewater Outriggers. All registrants receive a Queen sh Tournament T-shirt. Marina Dockhand Haleigh McDaniel coordinated the event and said she was excited to bring another tournament to Port St. Joe. “It might be called the Queen sh Tournament, but it’s not just for women,” she said. The Captain’s Meeting for the tournament will take place on Sept. 20 at the marina. Festivities will include a cookout, tournament registration and raf es. Prizes will include Half Hitch gift cards, shing rods, a two-night stay on Black’s Island and more to be announced. Scott, FWC add license-free shing days to calendar Email outdoors news to tcroft@ star .com Page 6 Thursday, September 12, 2013 O UTDOORS www.starfl.com Section Section A SPONSORED BY Inshore/Bay Offshore/Bottom Gag grouper are starting to show up in shallow water this week. Good reports from Mexico Beach and south of the cape are coming in daily. Live pin fish or now, live finger mullet are great baits and plentiful still. Kingfish are still hanging out around near shore structures and in the channels as well. A few flounder have been caught in 20 ft of water this week, so the fall feeding patterns are taking effect. Redfish have invaded our coast this week and the past weekend. Many good slot-sized fish have been caught under the George Tapper Bridge using all types of bait. However, tides will be a factor here. Scallops are still plentiful as we enter into the last month of the season. Presnell’s channel, the pot holes and the dog end channel are all holding good sized shells right now. Port St. Joe Marina to host queen sh tourney FWC passes rule prohibiting importation of deer FWC approves fall snapper season FWC | Special to The Star Like us on THE PORT ST. JOE STAR

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PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA S PORTS www.starfl.com A Section Star Staff Report As the season gets underway this week, the Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School cross country team is raising funds. As a non-revenue sport, cross country must support itself, so from 3-6 p.m. ET Friday, Sept. 13, enjoy a low-country boil at Frank Pate Park courtesy of the cross country program. For $10, guests will receive a half-pound of shrimp, corn and potatoes. “We have almost 30 kids out this year, which is great,” said Derek Kurnitsky, who coaches the boys’ team; Sandy Quinn coaches the girls. “We have 24 state titles in sports here because we all coach together,” Kurnitsky said. “We promote two-sport athletes.” The promotion is borne out in cross country, where athletes from soccer, boys’ and girls’ basketball and baseball are competing. “It’s a great way for the athletes to stay in shape,” Kurnitsky said. “They are running to help cross country and also helping other sports as well.” The rst meet of the season was Wednesday at Cottondale. Star Staff Report Fifth-year Coach Gary Hindley held his initial organizational meeting for the Port St. Joe Jr./ Sr. High School soccer program last week, welcoming 45 players, 25 boys and 20 girls. Practice for the coming season of cially opens Oct. 7 for the Lady Tiger Sharks and Oct. 14 for the Tiger Sharks. The boys return 14 players, six starters, from a team that nished 13-3-1 overall last year, 7-01 in District 1-1A. Among the returnees is junior forward Marcel Duarte and senior mid elder Drew Lacour, each an all-District player last year. Duarte, who led the entire Bay/Franklin/Gulf area in scoring last year, notched 32 goals and has 59 for his career. The school record is 72 goals held by JMason Ray (2007-10). Lacour is closing in the school record for assists. He has 22, trailing school record holder Daniel May (2008-11) by ve. “It will be hard to replace our ve graduating players, four of which earned all-District honors, but it will be exciting to see how far our younger players have developed and progressed,” Hindley said. “We will be missing our outstanding starting goalkeeper from last year (Tucker Smith, 1.257 GAA) and three of our starting defenders, so putting that back in place during early season will be our priority.” The Tiger Sharks will host a preseason Jamboree on Nov. 2, before opening the regular season at North Bay Haven in Panama City on Nov. 19. The Lady Tiger Shark booters return 13 players from last year’s 10-6-1 squad. Eight of those were consistent starters, including allDistrict players junior Christian Laine (3 goals, 2 assists), senior defender Brittney Shoemaker (3,5) and junior mid elder Haley Wood (1,4), along with forwards Lexie McGhee (8,1) and Allie Strippling (3, 2), both seniors, and sophomore Kathleen Rish (13). “We will be a young squad overall, so we will have to depend on our few experienced players to hold us together, until the younger players get the concepts of playing at this level,” said Hindley, who has a 75-47-10 record at Port St. Joe. The Lady Tiger Sharks will also host a Preseason Jamboree on Oct. 26, before also opening at North Bay Haven on Nov. 19. Coach Hindley will once again be assisted by third-year coach Eli Duarte. Star Staff Report The Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School varsity and junior varsity volleyball teams split a pair of games last week. The Lady Tiger Sharks opened the week on the road against North Bay Haven Charter Academy out of Panama City. The junior varsity played rst and played hard, but North Bay Haven won the match in straight-sets, 17-25 and 18-25. Ashely Kennedy, Halie Jasinski and Brooklynn Quinn were 100 percent from the serving line, but team errors in passing were too much to overcome, said Coach Wayne Taylor. The varsity team took the oor and pulled out a hard fought victory in three ve sets, 18-25, 26-24, 25-14, 19-25, 15-12. Junior Shannon Pridgeon led the team in kills with eight. Sophomore Callie Fleshren and junior Haley Wood led the team in serving with 100 percent, and Stephanie Brinkmeier, a junior, led in service aces with nine. Their season record now stands at 3-0. The Port St Joe junior varsity had an impressive victory over Bay High two nights later. Port St Joe won the match in two sets, 25-13 and 25-12. Teiyahna Hutchinson led the team in attacks and kills with ve kills for an 83 percent ef ciency rating. Halie Jasinski led the team in service aces with eight and was 94 percent from the service line. The junior varsity is now 2-1. The varsity girls were not as fortunate, dropping their rst match of the year. “It was a hard fought match and could have gone either way,” Taylor said of the set scores 2520, 10-25, 23-25 and 19-25. Haley Wood was perfect from the serving line, and Callie Fleshren led the team in kills with six. The Lady Tiger Sharks struggled from the service line with only 82 percent accuracy. “I thought the girls played hard and had a good match. We are working on a system one piece at a time. It’s starting to come together and this is a great group of girls,” Taylor said. The Lady Tiger Sharks won at Wewahitchka on Monday, with the junior varsity winning in three sets and the varsity in four. Celeste Chiles was 100 percent from the service line with three aces for the junior varsity while Hutchinson had six kills on eight attacks. Wood was 100 percent from the service line with 12 serves, four for aces, and had three kills for the varsity. The Lady Tiger Sharks were led in kills by Pridgeon with nine on 32 attempts. Overall, the team had 31 kills on 136 attempts. Team serving percentage has improved to 89 percent. “We have to get our serving percentage into the mid to upper 90 percent range,” Taylor said. “However, I am very pleased with the way we continue to scrap and pull out wins in the fourth and fth sets. It says a lot about their determination and stamina.” The varsity is 4-1, 1-0 in district play. Tonight, Port St. Joe will be home Bozeman. JV starts at 6 p.m. and varsity follows at about 7 p.m. ET. Star Staff Report The Wewahitchka Gators football team had a lead and the ball in the fourth quarter and couldn’t hold on to either. Cottondale (2-0) scored a late touchdown to tie the game and won it with a touchdown in the rst overtime to secure a 22-14 win over Wewahitchka (0-2). The Gators scored early on a 13 rushing touchdown from junior fullback Javar Hill and added a second-half touchdown to cement a 14-6 advantage after Hill broke a 46-yard touchdown run. Peter Setterich converted after-point kicks following each Gator touchdown. But the Hornets scored late in the fourth quarter and added a two-point conversion to knot the game during regular time and did the same in the rst overtime for the win. Wewahitchka had two touchdowns, one in the rst half and another in the fourth quarter, called back on holding penalties. Hill nished with 128 yards and two touchdowns on 17 carries and Rashard Ranie also eclipsed 100 yards with 14 carries for 112 yards. Ranie was 3 for 9 through the air for 52 yards and one interception. Issac Madrid caught two passes for 38 yards for the Gators. Tanner Harden had one catch for 14 yards and Jonathan Palmer added 25 rushing yards on 10 carries. Tad Gaskin had an interception for Wewahitchka. By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com Port St. Joe coach Chuck Gannon praised his team for playing three-and-a-half tough quarters. Those nal minutes, however, were game-changers. The host Tiger Sharks (1-1) played a bigger, faster, deeper Bay High (2-0) to a near-draw over the rst three periods but seemed to run out of steam in the nal quarter in losing 19-0 at Shark Field. Neither team managed much offense, but the Tornadoes converted the few opportunities provided to escape with a win in a contest far closer than the score. “This is about what I expected,” Bay coach Jimmy Longerbeam said. “We saw on lm that they are a well-coached team that plays hard. They played very hard. Take your hat off to them.” One week after the Tiger Sharks carved up more than 400 yards of total offense, the teams could not combine for that amount. Bay totaled 293 yards, 88 of that coming on 27 tough carries by Raekwon Webb. Quarterback Xavier Longerbeam passed for 183 yards, 96 on a single nal-period play. “We played hard, lights out,” Gannon said. “We made them earn everything they got. We played hard, physical football. I am happy for the kids.” Port St. Joe never found any offensive rhythm, particularly the two times they had the ball in Bay territory with a chance to strike. The Tiger Sharks rushed for 44 yards and added just 14 in the air. “We played great defense,” Longerbeam said. “We were in the red zone a couple of times and they made the plays, so credit to them. We came out healthy and came out with a win. We just need to keep rolling ahead.” In a rst half dominated by punt teams, Port St. Joe had the rst chance when a fumbled snap on a Bay punt put the Tiger Sharks in business at the Tornado 16. Port St. Joe could go nowhere — a slant pass from Drew Lacour to Dwayne Griggs inside the 5 was broken up — and Bay stopped Port St. Joe on downs. An 8-yard punt by Griggs — who would leave the game in third quarter with a concussion after a violent collision while on defense — just past the midpoint in the second quarter gave Bay the rst scoring opportunity. The Tornadoes took over at the Tiger Shark 23 and Webb picked the yardage up in three carries, scoring from the 4. The extra point by Blake Whitmire made it 7-0. At halftime, the teams had combined for just 104 yards. The theme continued through the rst nine minutes of the second half before Bay took over at its 27. The Tornadoes, with Port St. Joe appearing to tire a bit, marched 73 yards in 14 plays, consuming 7:12 of the clock. Webb slipped outside and through two tacklers on a 15-yard jaunt to score; the extra point was off and it was 13-0. Port St. Joe was three-and-out before a wild series of plays led to Bay’s nal touchdown. The Tornadoes failed to move and faced a third-and-11 at their 23. A middle screen from the younger Longerbeam to Markeis Goodman appeared to break wide open for the touchdown, but the play was called back for an illegal block. Bay was also hit with an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty protesting the call. From the 4, Longerbeam found Michael Lay eld in the deep middle of the eld. Lay eld turned outside past his defender and was gone for a 96-yard touchdown. The extra point kick again missed, and the clock melted away without any further offense. “We had a couple of series where we probably needed to score because we weren’t going to get many chances against them,” Gannon said. “We played hard for three-and-a-half quarters, and we just kind of died a little at the end. “But we had guys playing offense, defense, special teams, who didn’t come off the eld. I thought we played really hard.” Gators fall in overtime PSJ cross country to host low-country boil PSJ varsity takes 2 of 3 on volleyball court Page 7 Thursday, September 12, 2013 FILE PHOTOS The school career scoring record is within sight for junior Marcel Duarte. COURTESY OF WAYNE TAYLOR | Special to The Star The Port St. Joe defense, seen in action against Wewahitchka, allowed just 124 yards during the rst 24 minutes of play against Bay. Bay sti es Port St. Joe Preseason soccer turnout strong

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By WES LOCHER 229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star .com There’s a reason Juan Ponce de Leon named Florida after the Spanish word for ower. When he landed, they were everywhere. Local artists Leslie Wentzell and Dolores Lowery were two of 500 artists chosen from across the state of Florida to participate in Miami artist, Xavier Cortada’s, living garden exhibit, aptly named FLOR500. The participatory art, nature and history project was designed to commemorate Florida’s quincentennial. The project gave viewers a glimpse of what the state’s landscape was like 500 years ago. For historical accuracy the organizers of the exhibit worked with scientists to identify 500 native wild owers that were around when de Leon landed. The selection was divided into eight regions and represents each of the state’s 67 counties. The Region One gallery, which contained entrants from Northwest Florida, has been on exhibit in Tallahassee at the 621 Gallery, the Bay County Library and most recently, the Amelia Center Gallery at Gulf Coast State College in Panama City. Lowery owns and operates the Seagrass Gallery out of The Grove in Mexico Beach and was one of the rst artists to enter the participatory exhibition. She heard about the project through the Society of Expressive Artists (SEA) and submitted a work of art for consideration. A month letter she received her acceptance letter and was provided a list of not-chosen owers to choose from for the gallery. Wentzell, operator of The Artery studio in Port St. Joe heard about the project through the Gulf Alliance for Local Arts (GALA) and said she found the idea intriguing, especially since there was no free for artists, a rare thing when it comes to exhibits. Each artist was to create a work of art of a ower from their region. Though Lowery could have chosen a “Trivia Fun” with Wilson Casey, Guinness World Record Holder from Woodruff, S.C., is published in more than 500 newspapers across the country and is a weekly feature in The Port St. Joe Star. 1) In the early 1400s what was the Mongol prince, Ulugh Beg, considered as the world’s greatest? Singer, Shoemaker, Astronomer, Swimmer 2) What was a man called who supported the feminist movement of the mid 1800s? Aunt Nancy, Bean Boy, Pie-maker, Cousin Sue 3) In 1974 who was on the rst-ever cover of People magazine? Mia Farrow, Gloria Vanderbilt, Faye Dunaway, Amanda Blake 4) 90% of the licorice imported into the U.S. is used by what industry? Glue, Tobacco, Candy, Juice 5) From the nursery rhyme what did Tom, Tom, the piper’s son steal? Cow, Goat, Pony, Pig 6) What was the last name of “Typhoid Mary”, the cook who spread the disease? Evans, Mallon, Anderson, Cranford 7) What number from the last-row was JFK assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald, captured at the Texas Theatre? Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth 8) Where was the telescope invented and rst used as a war weapon to spy on enemy ships? Netherlands, Spain, Italy, Greece 9) The Wicked Witch of which direction is/was attened by a house in “The Wizard of Oz”? North, South, East, West 10) Who was the rst person to win two Nobel Prizes? Alfred Nobel, John Bardeen, Linus Pauling, Marie Curie 11) Of these which can jump 30,000 times without stopping? Frog, Cricket, Flea, Grasshopper 12) What main river ows through Rome, Italy? Euphrates, Tiber, Danube, Tigre 13) From “The Andy Grif th Show” what year was Andy a graduate of Mayberry Union High? 1940, 1945, 1950, 1955 14) In what year were “Bonnie and Clyde” ambushed and killed by a posse of police of cers? 1926, 1934, 1942, 1951 ANSWERS 1) Astronomer. 2) Aunt Nancy. 3) Mia Farrow. 4) Tobacco. 5) Pig. 6) Mallon. 7) Third. 8) Netherlands. 9) East. 10) Marie Curie. 11) Flea. 12) Tiber. 13) 1945. 14) 1934. C OMMUNITY www.starfl.com Thursday, September 12, 2013 B Page 1 Section Trivia Fun Wilson Casey WC@Trivia Guy.com By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com The Mexico Beach Civic Association will again this year be a part of the Ocean Conservancy’s movement for ‘Trash Free Seas” when the 28th annual International Coastal Cleanup takes place next weekend. The cleanup at Mexico Beach will begin at 8:30 a.m. CT on Saturday, Sept. 21 at Sunset Park. The cleanup will continue until 10:30 a.m. “This is a great family activity,” said Jane Mathis of the Mexico Beach Civic Association. “Meet some new people! Just show up; there is no need to register ahead of time.” The Mexico Beach volunteers join hundreds of thousands across the globe who participate in this annual event. The International Coast Cleanup is the world’s largest volunteer effort to help protect our ocean, lakes and rivers. Volunteers spend a few hours removing trash and debris from beaches, lakes, and rivers keeping track of every piece of trash they nd. Ocean Conservancy uses that information to produce an annual snapshot of the problem of marine debris. In the past 27 years, more than 9.6 million volunteers have removed 160 million pounds of trash from roughly 330,000 miles of coastline and waterways in 153 countries and locations. “Last year volunteers picked up a quantity of trash equivalent to the weight of 10 jumbo jets, which demonstrates the more people who come out, the bigger impact we can have,” said Nicholas Mallos, marine JANE MATHIS | Special to The Star Thirty-seven volunteers picked up more than 800 pounds of trash in 2012 along the coast of Mexico Beach. Cleaning the oceans 28th annual International Coastal Cleanup kicks off next weekend By WES LOCHER 229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star .com Art in Port St. Joe has just received an upgrade. Five years ago Patti Blaylock, Dana Boyer and Nancy Swider successfully operated the Taste of the Coast Committee, a group whose art shows and auctions were paired with area restaurants for tastings to raise awareness for the burgeoning Gulf Coast art community. While in operation they gave more than $25,000 in scholarships to up-and-coming artists and artbased facilities working alongside the Gulf County Chamber of Commerce, the Gulf Alliance for Local Arts and the Gulf County Scholarship Committee. While the group disbanded four years ago, the members recently discovered $1,900 left over in the account and were able to award two nal scholarships. One went to art teacher Julie Hodges, the other to Leslie Wentzell of the local studio, The Artery. Hodges, the art teacher at Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School used her scholarship to purchase additional supplies for her Art 2 class. “I was pleasantly surprised,” said Hodges when she was noti ed that she’d be receiving funds from the group. “I had been making a wish list just in case I found extra funding.” With her portion of the scholarship she was able to buy tabletop easels, stretched canvases, artistgrade watercolor paints and oil paints for the new school year. See CLEANUP B5 WES LOCHER | The Star Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School student Jacobi Jones paints on a stretched canvas purchased with funds from the nal Taste of the Coast scholarship. Taste of the Coast gives the gift of art one last time See TASTE B5 SPECIAL TO THE STAR Leslie Wentzell’s Flowering Dogwood was crafted in ceramic. Area artists celebrate Florida wild owers Flor500 DOLORES LOWERY | Special to The Star Dolores Lowery painted the Adam’s Needle using photo-encaustic and acrylic paints. See FLOWERS B5

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We want to thank all of your support and prayers. We got the girl! LOST FURNITURE CUSHIONS Lost on Sept. 5, two couch cushions and matching chair cushion. Off white with red coral vertical stripes. Furniture was moved from Mexico Beach, U.S. 98, across from The Grove, up to 15th Street then north on route 386. If you have seen them or found them, please call Shirley at 227-8472. Happy 7th Birthday Rylan! We love you bunches! Love, Daddy, Momma, Bubba, Bailey, Taylor, Nena, Zinny & Fortune Happy Birthday Tommy! You are an amazing Husband and Father! We love you bunches! Love, Kari, Rylan, Bubba, Marissa, Bailey, Taylor, Nena, Zinny & Fortune Anniversary Birthdays Like us on THE PORT ST. JOE STAR Birth Society

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Extremely divergent in their missions, these commands have grown together to the betterment of both and have generated a true sense of friendship and respect. In need of an active duty inspecting ofcer for their annual Inspection and Review in 2012, Lt. Cmdr. Marty Jarosz, senior naval science instructor at PSJNJROTC, contacted NDSTC’s Commanding Ofcer Cmdr. Michael Egan for support. What Jarosz and the Cadets were soon to nd out was that Cmdr. Egan’s middle name was “Support” and that his enthusiasm and motivation were keys to his command’s exceptional mission accomplishments. Having been impressed by our cadets’ performance at the review, Cmdr. Egan invited the company to visit NDSTC and see rst-hand what Navy divers do and how they train. An outstanding tour ensued, and friendships and links were forged for future joint ventures. Cmdr. Egan, on short notice, was once again called upon to ll the billet of inspecting ofcer in February when all NJROTC travel was canceled because of sequestration. Without hesitation, he reviewed our cadets and was extremely impressed with their professionalism, demeanor and growth. Another trip was set up to visit NDSTC and observe an actual dive aboard one of the command’s training vessels, but sequestration got the better of the plan, and that trip is now scheduled for this fall. The only thing constant in life is change, and Cmdr. Egan’s tour as commanding ofcer ended Sept. 6. A phone call, however, requesting support from Port St Joe Junior-Senior High School for this extremely important event, made it one more link in the chain forged in respect and support. A Navy Change of Command is a time-honored tradition and is an extremely important part in the life of a Naval Unit. Command of the unit is passed in front of the entire complement of personnel to ensure all are aware that there is no lapse in leadership. Normally the ceremony is supported by an active duty Color Guard and the Navy Band. Cmdr. Egan requested that PSJNJROTC provide the Ceremonial Color Guard and that the Port St Joe Band of Gold, who he was extremely impressed with at both reviews, play the National Anthem. Additionally, he invited upper class cadets to participate in the ceremony. A unique opportunity, the PSJNJROTC cadets attended the NDSTC Change of Command, where Cmdr. Egan was relieved by Cmdr. Hung Cao. The Ceremonial Honor Guard led by Cadet Zachory Jasinski included Cadets Megan Hubbard, Matthew Rocha and Claudia Gref, who performed awlessly, and Mitch Bouington and the Band of Gold not only played the National Anthem, but added the Port St. Joe Fight Song at the end of the ceremony to the delight of all. Senior cadets, led by Cadet Company Cmdr. Robert Dykes, witness this time-honored tradition with professionalism and a little bit of excitement Though Cmdr. Egan has left for duty in Washington, D.C., he leaves behind a legacy of friendship and support that will be long remembered at Port St Joe JuniorSenior High. His relief, Cmdr. Hung Cao, has picked up where Cmdr. Egan has left off and is already planning his visit to Port St Joe to inspect and review the cadets. The cadets and the Band of Gold wish to thank Cmdr. Egan for the opportunity to participate in such an important event, and wish him “Fair Winds and Following Seas” as he moves to his next “Navy Adventure.” Hoo Ya! Special to The Star Students at Faith Christian School are enjoying P.E. from a whole new perspective. Mr. Theron Smith, a former pro basketball player, is teaching the students basic basketball skills. It is a privilege to learn from the best, and FCS students had a great time. Pictured is Mr. Smith working with thirdand fourth-grade students. Thank you, Mr. Smith! Special to The Star Tiger Shark football: Come out and support our Tiger Sharks as they take on the Bozeman Bucks this Friday, Sept. 13 at Shark Field. Game time is 7:30 p.m. The JV team travels to Bozeman on Thursday to face off with the Bucks. Game time is 7 p.m. Tiger Shark volleyball: Come out and support the Lady Tiger Sharks as they take on Bozeman at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12. Saturday sees the ladies at a tournament sponsored by Chipley High. GO SHARKS. Cross country: Our season is off and running with a meet in Graceville at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12. GO SHARKS. Homecoming: Plans are being made for this year’s homecoming festivities. Homecoming falls on Friday, Oct. 4, with the football team pitted against neighboring Franklin County. Festivities kick off with the traditional parade through downtown. Any group or business interested in participating in the parade can contact Lt. Cmdr. Jarosz at mjarosz@gulf.k12..us. Please be ready to provide the following information; group or business name, type of participation (oat, walking, golf cart, etc.), number of participants. Information on start time and positions will be sent at a later date. If any classes are celebrating anniversaries, we would love to have you as part of our celebration. Senior class news: Don’t forget your cap and gown payment is due by the end of September. Please turn your payment in to Coach Taylor in Room 718 by the end of this month. Junior class news: Help support the junior class and their efforts to raise money for this year’s prom by visiting the concession stand at every JV & Varsity home game. Junior class ofcers for 2013-2014 are President Haley McCroan, Vice President Caitlin Godwin, Secretary Haley Wood, Treasurer Elisha Vereen and Historian Alayna Godwin. Yearbook news: There are about 15 books leftover from the 2012-2013 school year. They are $55 and rst come, rst served. Reserve your 2014 yearbook now for the low price of $45. That’s 20 percent off the regular price. This low price will only be available until midOctober. See Coach Taylor in Room 718 to reserve yours now before the price goes up to full price. Fellowship of Christian Athletes: FCA will host “See You at the Pole” at 7:15 a.m. Sept. 25 at the ag pole in front of the Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School. Fields of Faith presented by FCA will be held at 7 p.m. Oct. 9 at Shark Stadium. 4IBSL 5BML School News The band and NJROTC from Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School were part of a recent Naval Diving and Salvage Training Center change of command ceremony.SPEc C I a A L tT O T h H E S ta TA R NJROTC, band tasked with true Navy mission DAZZ LILI NG D OLPOLP H II NS SPEc C I a A L tT O T h H E S ta TA R Dazzling Dolphins at Port St. Joe Elementary School are front row: Daisy Cantrill, Desirae Causey, Luke Childers. Back row: Emma Grace Burke, Chasity Finch, Jacob Sander, Michael Connell, Eileen Madrid. TH EE LIOLIO N’S TALELE

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FAITH Page B4 This business invites you to visit the church of your choice this week. www.starfl.com SOUTHERLAND F AMIL Y FUNERAL HOME (850) 229-8111 (T rad iti ona l Ser vic es 192 8 BCP ) Mor nin g Pra y er & Hol y Com mun ion Sun day ... ... ... ... ... 10: 00 A.M The Re v Lou Lit tle Pri est Ser vic es T emp ora ril y at Sen ior Cit ize ns Cen ter 120 Lib rar y Dri v e An Unc han gin g F ait h In A Cha ngi ng W orl d COMFOR TER FUNERAL HOME (850) 227-1818 9:45 10:30 10:45 6:00 (850) 229-9596 Sunday School ............................ 10 a.m. Sunday Morning W orship ........... 11 a.m. Sunday Evening W orship .............. 6 p.m. W ednesday Evening Ser vice ....... 7 p.m. T OUCHING LIVES WITH THE LO VE OF JESUS 6pm Dr Geof fre y Lentz P astor Bobbi Lassiter Minister to F amilies Ann Comforter Dir ector of Music 1001 Constitution Dr 850.227.1724 www .psjumc.or g Sunday Schedule 9:00AM EST W orship on the W ater under the sails on St. Joseph Bay 11:00AM EST Sanctuary Service with Special Children s time. SUNDA Y : Sunday School 9:15 Morning W orship 10:30 Evening W orship 5:00 1601 Long A ve Port St Joe, FL 32456 (850) 229-8691 W E DN ES DA Y : Family D inner 5:30 Prayer Meeting 6:30 Student Ministr y 6:30 Children s Ministr y / Choir 6:30 A dult Choir 7:30 MINISTR Y S CHEDULE www .fbcpsj.or g www .fbcpsj.or g 4514217 Bruce Hodge, P astor 1602 Hwy 98, Mexico Beach, FL ( 850) 648.1151 www .livingwateratthebeach.com WEEKL Y SCHEDULE SUND A Y 8:00 A M W orship a t Sunset P ark ( on the sa nd) 10:00 A M Bible S tudy a t 1602 H igh w a y 98 MOND A Y 7:00 P M Lif etr ee C af Join the C on v ersation WEDNESD A Y 10:00 A M 2:00 P M O pen House C o e e & C on v ersation T o c ontac t w orship leader : (850) 648.1151 or l w cpast or@f a irp oint .net Star Staff Report Sandra Bailey Lowery, a Port St. Joe artist, will present and autograph copies of her poetry collection Touching All Walks of Life from 3-5 p.m. ET on Sept. 26 at the Gulf County Public Library in Port St. Joe. The library is at 110 Library Drive. Lowery is the wife of the deceased Kloskia Lowery and a mother and grandmother who has overcome many challenges in life. Her faith and belief led her to touch others lives through her poetry. She is a 1979 graduate of Port St. Joe High School. She is presently a member of 2nd Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church of Spring eld, Rev. Rawlis Leslie, pastor. She is a former member of New Bethel AME Church, Port St. Joe, Florida. PASTORS APPRECIATION PROGRAM The members of New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church would like to extend an invitation to our church as we honor the Rev. Cyril Mills and First Lady Pamela Mills during their annual Pastors Appreciation Program on at 4 p.m. ET Saturday. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH BLOOD DRIVE First Baptist Church of Port St. Joe will host a blood drive on Monday from 1-6 p.m. ET. All donors will receive a T-shirt. Donate blood two times between June 1 and Sept. 30 and you will receive a free steak dinner courtesy of Outback Steakhouse. All donors will be entered to win Outback for a year. Online signup is available at www. oneblooddonor.org. Use account number G7016. ZION FAIR HOSTS UNITY DAY CELEBRATION Special to The Star The Zion Fair Missionary Baptist Church Family cordially invites the community to attend and participate in their rst Unity Day Celebration. Our goal is to come together as a diversi ed group to build a stronger community through fellowship with gulf county citizens, religious groups, government agencies/elected of cials, and business leaders. The Unity Day event will be held at noon ET on Saturday, Sept. 28. The church is on 280 Avenue C, Port St. Joe. Point of Contact: Sister Margaret Hall, First Lady (850) 425-2862; Deaconess Amy Rogers, (850) 229-8515; Sister Tammy Welch, (850) 896-4505. Faith BRIEFS Special to The Star Religious freedom will be explored at Lifetree Caf at 7 p.m. CT on Monday. The program, titled Religious Freedom: Standing Up for What You Believe, features a lmed interview with former White House attorney and Air Force of cer Michael Weinstein, who believes the U.S. military is under attack by a group that threatens both morale and battle-readiness: Christian fundamentalists. People need to understand that their fundamentalist Christian rights will never trample the civil rights of their American brothers and sisters, Weinstein said. Some say that religious freedom is under attack, Lifetree representative Craig Cable said. Well examine the state of religious freedom and how it is changing. Admission to the 60-minute event is free. Snacks and beverages are available. Lifetree Caf is located at 1602 U.S. 98 in Mexico Beach across from El Governor Motel. Lifetree Caf is a place where people gather for conversation about life and faith in a casual coffeehouse-type setting. Questions about Lifetree may be directed to Gary Grubb at 334-806-5667 or lwclifetreecafe@fairpoint.net. Mr. Charlie Taunton, 84, of Valley died Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, at Hospice LaGrange in LaGrange. A private memorial service will be held by the family at a later date. Mr. Taunton is survived by his wife, Doris Taunton; two sons, Bill (Alysia) Taunton of Marathon, Fla., and Tommy (Patty) Taunton of Columbus, Ga.; a daughter, Jackie (Randy) Bowser of Carlisle, Pa.; stepsons, Wallace H. Workman and Dennie Wayne Workman, both of Beulah; nine grandchildren; many greatgrandchildren; and many great-great-grandchildren. He was born April 13, 1929 in Tallassee, Ala. Mr. Taunton was retired from the United States Air Force, where he served in the Korean and Vietnam wars. He also served in Japan during World War II and in Turkey during a period of unrest. He and his family were also stationed in Germany during peace time. Mr. Taunton was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for meticulous service, while serving with friendly foreign forces engaged in military operations against an opposing armed force in South East Asia. He was a member of Blanton Baptist Church. The family suggests that memorials be made in his name to the St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital. Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home is handling arrangements. Charlie Taunton Obituary Thursday, September 12, 2013 Religious freedom explored at Lifetree Caf SANDRA BAILY LOWERY Local Artist to sign books at library Are you living for God, or just playing church? Have you really found Jesus, or are you still in search? Dont be deceived, God wont be mocked. If youre not saved, youll be the one shocked. He wants to be rst in your life each day. Not just on Sunday, if you go to church to play. We need to heed Gods warnings, like He gave in days of old. We see throughout the Bible, how severely He could scold. If youre living a life of disobedience today, get on your knees and dont delay. Youve seen in the past what His judgment can do. Just pray and repent, so it wont happen to you. Billy Johnson How secure are you?

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Local The Star| B5 Thursday, September 12, 2013 debris specialist of Ocean Conservancy’s Trash Free Seas program. “Seeing the trash along the beaches and waterways makes you re alize; just because trash is thrown away and out of sight doesn’t mean it is out of the our ocean. “And the continuous need for the cleanup indicates we’re not winning the battle upstream. The Cleanup is a starting point and just one way people can help ght the problem of ocean trash.” In Florida alone, 23,362 volunteers found over 450,000 pounds of trash in 2012. In Mexico Beach, 37 volunteers found almost 800 pounds of trash, 1,000 pounds in 2011, on the 3.1 miles of beach. Ocean trash, according to a release from the Ocean Conservancy, is a multi-lay ered threat. It is a threat to economies, to wildlife and wildlife habitat and a threat to health and food safety. The cleanup is centered on Ocean Conservancy’s goal of tackling trash at every point in its lifecycle. While cleaning up trash that’s already made it to our waterways is vital, it’s not enough, Mallos said. Through individual re sponsibility, innovative sci ence, smart public policy and industry leadership, we can nd comprehensive solu tions to the problem of ocean trash that will lead to healthi er beaches and oceans. “Every piece of trash that is picked up during the Clean up should be a challenge for change,” Mallos said. “The trash that tops our Top 10 list every year – things like ciga rette butts, bags and bottle caps – include disposable plastics meant for one-time usage. These items simply do not belong in our natural environment.” The cleanup is part of a larger strategy for Trash Free Seas and is one of the many ways the Ocean Con servancy is helping to nd answers and solutions to for marine debris. Other efforts include sup porting a scientic working group at the world’s leading ecological think tank, The National Center for Ecologi cal Analysis and Synthesis to identify the scope and impact of marine debris on ocean ecosystems; building a Trash Free Seas Alliance of indus try, science and conservation leaders committed to reduc ing waste; and launching a mobile app, Rippl, to help people make sustainable life style choices that limit their trash impact. The data collected during the International Cleanup is also used to provide a base line for the kinds of debris washing ashore. It is an op portunity to gather data and a snapshot of what is found on beaches and coastlines, the release detailed. 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VOLUNTEERS FOUND iI N 2012: • Enough trash to ll Disney’s Epcot ball. • Enough plastic straws and stirrers, when stacked end to end, are 14 times taller than the height of Mount Everest. • Enough disposable cigarette lighters to start more than 178 million campres. • Enough beverage bottles that, when stacked end to end, are equal to 1,000 Empire State Buildings, 2,408 Space Needles, 1,368 Eiffel Towers and the distance between New York and Washington, D.C. IN THE PAST 27 YEARS OF cC LEANUPS, vV OLUNTEERS FOUND: • 57 million cigarettes butts, which if stacked vertically would be as tall as 3,613 Empire State Buildings. • Enough glass and plastic bottles to provide every resident of New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, and Philadelphia and Phoenix a cold beverage on a hot summer day. • Almost 10 million plastic bags (9,806,905) which required 1,176 barrels of oil to produce. • Enough appliances (125,156) to ll 37,434 single-axle dump trucks. • More than 1 million (1,017,444) diapers – enough to put one on every child born in the Japan last year. • Enough cups, plates, forks, knives and spoons to host a picnic for 2.3 million people. She was also able to pay the necessary dues to open a chapter of the National Art Honor Society for the school which will provide additional extracurricular activities and honor cords at graduation. Students will be able to join the society based on a recommendation and will work on upcoming art proj ects. Hodges has planned the society’s rst event to coincide with Veteran’s Day in November. “It helps the students who are more inclined to do something with art later on,” said Hodges. “It gives them the same opportuni ties as the bigger schools.” Hodges will also submit art from the classroom to the Savannah College of Art and Design so that students can get feedback on their work. Currently, Hodges has 20 students in the class and is excited for them to compete on a fair playing eld with other high school programs and views the new supplies as a way to push students to try new mediums and get outside their comfort zones. Student Brandon Hall was excited about the new additions to the classroom and had already begun his next masterwork on one of the stretched canvases. “We’ll produce a lot of better artwork,” he said. “Last year, we were limited to what we could do, so this is awesome.” Hodges still has more supplies she’d like to add to her classes including a printing press somewhere down the line. “If we don’t do what ev eryone else is doing, then we can’t get better,” said Hodges. Leslie Wentzell, owner and operator of The Artery in Port St. Joe received funds to improve her studio programs in any way she saw t. Known for hosting sum mer and afterschool classes for kids across a variety of mediums that include acryl ic painting, clay and water colors, Wentzell chose to put the funds toward schol arships for prospective pu pils who have an interest in art, but may otherwise not be able to afford them. “The biggest impact is to use for the funds for schol arships,” she said. “A good number of children take ad vantage of them.” While some students are referred through area schools for scholarships, Wentzell encourages parents to call for more information. Last year during the holidays, students made and sold Christmas orna ments and the funds went directly toward helping fu ture students get enrolled in classes. Wentzell’s next class is focused on clay and will be gin on Sept. 24. The six-week program is available for kids 7-11 and 12 and older. For more information on classes and scholarships, visit www.arterystudio.com. Former Taste of the Coast committee member Dana Boyer remembered the organization fondly. “We were really trying to do something different in the community,” said Boyer. “We were very successful.” TASTE from page B1 bud from further North, the decision was simple once she saw that Adam’s Needle was an available option. “I wanted to do a ower native to the Forgotten Coast,” she said. “I wanted it to be representative of where I live.” Lowery had photographed the Yucca plant on St. Joe Bay a year prior just after a rainstorm. The plant was in full bloom and prime to be immor talized in her photo-encaustic style that creates a three-dimensional look with the use of pigmented wax. Wentzell considered several ow ers before she chose the Flowering Dogwood. She said that she uses a lot of natural references in her sculptures and leaves tend to show up in a lot of pieces. The timing for the FLOR500 was perfect since she had been working on a plate series that featured raised, three-dimensional oak leaves and de cided to use a similar approach for the dogwood. She crafted three separate plates before she chose and submitted her favorite. Linda Matela is a watercolorist and teacher at The Artery. After being ac cepted for the project she chose the Whitetop Pitcher Plant. “It was my rst choice because of its weirdness,” said Matela. “Can you imagine seeing this ower in the wild?” All images of the owers submitted become public domain and available as teaching tools to anyone interested in Florida’s native ora. “The goal of the exhibit was to enhance awareness of wildowers and get people to plant them,” said Lowery. The exhibit at the Amelia Center ran through the second week in Sep tember and the works were returned to the artists for further display. Lowery plans to offer her Adam’s Needle for sale starting on Sept. 19 while Wentzell plans put her Dogwood sculpture into a gallery to continue sharing it with the arts community. Lowery praised Cortada for us ing the project to build awareness for wildowers. “He does this to do good in the community and state,” she said. “I re ally admire him.” Cortada is an Artist-in-Residence with the Ofce of Engaged Creativity at Florida International University. The concept for FLOR500 is a cul mination of his life experiences. As a boy in Puerto Rico, he visited Ponce de Leon’s home, has created art proj ects based around the Fountain of Youth, and sees the explorer as one of the most important men in Florida’s history. It’s not a coincidence that the proj ect utilized owers that were around when Ponce de Leon landed near St. Augustine in 1513. “I wanted everyone to get a sense of how important a moment was in history,” said Cortada. “We’re giving the state an anniversary present.” At the Amelia Center, Cortada launched the gallery, gave a speech, planted a wildower garden and spoke with college students to motivate them to think creatively and innovate in their own creations. The artist said that the experience was wonderful and he enjoyed see ing artists engaged in conversations about pieces outside their normal disciplines. In addition to his accomplishments with the FLOR500, Cortada has cre ated a series of banners that hang at the CERN facility in Geneva, Switzer land, over the spot where the Higgs boson particle was discovered using the Large Hadron Collider. Inspired by one of Cortada’s proj ects at the exhibit, Lowery plans to carry the project forward through a piece she will create for the Mexico Beach Art and Wine Fest on Oct. 12. She will paint a 40-inch wide wild ower and then cut it into 100 one-inch squares. Each square can be pur chased for one dollar and will contain original art along with a bag of wild ower seeds. Funds raised through the project will be donated to the Mexico Beach Special Events Committee. With success of the FLOR500, Wen tzell hopes to see more outside-thebox art exhibits take place in the area. “I was really excited that it wasn’t limited to two-dimensional art,” said Wentzell. “The work didn’t need to be realistic and it made for a much more exciting exhibit.” Photographs of each FLOR500 ower painting with plant details and artist biographies can be seen at www. FLOR500.com. FLOWERS from page B1 CLEANUP from page B1

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Local B6 | The Star Thursday, September 12, 2013 Summer is a time for enjoying the great outdoors, but before you go tramping off into unfamiliar woods, and wild terrain, you should familiarize yourself with some of the more common poisonous plants. A little preparation can save you hours or days of the uncomfortable after-effects of coming in contact with poisonous plants. This is also a good time of year to be talking about poisonous plants because the sap is most abundant during the summertime, and it’s usually the sap which causes the problems. I’ll talk about poisonous plants in general, and then I’ll go into a little detail about poison ivy, oak, and sumac. My information was provided by Extension Emeritus Horticulturist Dr. Robert J. Black, of the University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agriculture of Sciences (IFAS). Poisonous plants can be divided into two groups those which causes skin irritation, and those which cause internal distress, and in rare cases, even death. It’s important to note that even though we usually think of poisonous plants as something you nd only in the woods, they’re actually almost everywhere, in the garden, along roadsides, even in the house. Many factors in uence the poisonous nature of particular plant. Plant poisons can be dispersed throughout the plant, or they may be localized in a particular plant part, such as in roots, berries, or seeds. The amount of poison in a plant may vary, even among plants of the same species, depending on the time of year, the weather conditions, and the soil. In addition, the poisonous reaction varies among people coming in contact with the plant. Obviously, the health and age of the person, and the quantity of the poison contacted or ingested will in uence the effects. If you can learn to identify some of the common poisonous plants, you’ll be better able to avoid them. So I’ll brie y go over the three most common ones; poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac. Poison ivy can have a variety of leaf shapes, but one identifying feature remains constant, the lea ets always come in threes, with two of them directly opposite each other. White waxy owers can be found on the smaller branches, and sometime remain on the stems even after the leaves have fallen. Poison ivy commonly grows as a vine, climbing into threes, over fences, and up the sides of walls. In open elds, however, poison ivy may appear as a shrub. Poison oak usually appears as a low growing shrub. The slender, upright branches bear lea ets which resemble oak leaves. They also grow in threes, just like poison ivy. Usually the undersides of the leaves are lighter in color, because they’re covered with ne hairs. Poison sumac is a coarse woody shrub, or small tree. It never grows in a vine like fashion the way other poisonous plants do. It frequently grows near swamps, and ranges in height from ve or six feet to twentyve feet. The leaves are divided into seven to thirteen lea ets that grow in pairs. At the end of each stem, is a single lea et. In the spring, leaves are bright orange and velvety in texture. Later in the summer, they become dark green and glossy, with lower leaves paler green in color. These are the most common poisonous plants. But there are many more that you should familiarize yourself with. Learn the poisonous plants in your neighborhood and keep small children away from them. In the case of suspected plant poisoning, call the Florida Poison Control Center in your area. For more information on poisonous plants contact the Gulf County Extension Service @ 6393200 or visit our website: http://gulf.ifas.u .ed u or http://edis.ifas.u .ed u and see Publication ENH 886 or Native Florida Plants. B6 | The Star Thursday, Septmber 12, 2013 CLASSIFIEDS 92330 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 13-59-CA CAPITAL CITY BANK, Plaintiff, vs. JASON LEE NAUS, TAMEKA LEIGH NAUS, and UNKNOWN TENANT(S), Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE is given pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated August 27th, 2013, in Case No. 13-59-CA, of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit, in and for Gulf County, Florida, in which CAPITAL CITY BANK is the Plaintiff and JASON LEE NAUS, TAMEKA LEIGH NAUS are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the front door of the Gulf County Courthouse in Port St. Joe, Gulf County, Florida at 11:00 a.m., Eastern Time, on September 26th, 2013, the property set forth in the Final Judgment of Foreclosure and more particularly described as follows: Commencing at the Northwest corner of SW 1/4 of SW 1/4 of Section 32, Twp 5 South, Range 11 West, and run West for 400 feet to the West side of County Road, thence run South for 360 feet, for the Point of Beginning. Thence run West for 350 feet, thence run South for 240 feet, thence run East for 350 feet to the West side of the County Road, thence run North for 240 feet to the Point of Beginning. This land lying and being in the SE 1/4 of SE 1/4 of Section 31, Township 5 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. DATED: August 28th, 2013. REBECCA L. NORRIS Clerk of the Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk Garvin B. Bowden, Esq. Gardner, Bist, Wiener, Wadsworth, Bowden, Bush, Dee, LaVia & Wright, P.A. 1300 Thomaswood Drive Tallahassee, Florida 32308 September 5, 12, 2013 92316S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case No.: 2010-CA-000450 Federal National Mortgage Association (“FNMA”) Plaintiff, vs. Robert Ray Woodham a/k/a Robert R. Woodham and Melody Kay Woodham a/k/a Melody K. Woodham, Husband and Wife; Emerald Coast Federal Credit Union, f/k/a Saint Joe Papermakers Federal Credit Union; Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as Nominee for CitiBank, N.A.; Mary Lou Lease, a/k/a Mary Lou Summerlot; Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order dated August 27th, 2013 entered in Civil Case No. 2010-CA-000450 of the Circuit Court of the 14th Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida, wherein Federal National Mortgage Association (“FNMA”), Plaintiff and Robert Ray Woodham a/k/a Robert R. Woodham and Melody Kay Woodham a/k/a Melody K. Woodham, Husband and Wife are defendant(s), I, Clerk of Court, Rebecca L. Norris, will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash AT THE FRONT DESK OF THE GULF COUNTY COURTHOUSE, LOCATED AT 1000 5TH STREET, PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA, AT 11:00 A.M. on September 26, 2013 the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 2 OF ROCHELLE ESTATES, AN ADDITION TO OAK GROVE SUBDIVISION BEING A PORTION OF SECTION 13, TOWNSHIP 8 SOUTH, RANGE 11 WEST, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, ACCORDING TO THE OFFIICAL MAP ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT, OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 12. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator by mail at P.O. Box 1089, Panama City, FL 32402 at (850) 747-5338, at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days. If you are hearing impaired, call 711. Rebecca L. Norris Clerk of Circuit Court Gulf County, Florida By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk of Court Submitted by: ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACHE’, LLP 2424 North Federal Highway, Suite 360 Boca Raton, FL 33431 (561) 998-6700 (561) 998-6707 10-191685 FC01 WCC September 5, 12, 2013 92318S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 12000142CAAXMX M & T BANK, Plaintiff, vs. MICHAEL T BARROW; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MICHAEL T BARROW; JENNIFER S. BARROW; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JENNIFER S. BARROW; THE VILLAGE AT PORT SAINT JOE HOMEOWNERS’ ASSOCIATION, INC.; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause, in the Circuit Court of Gulf County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Gulf County, Florida, described as: Lot 18, THE VILLAGE AT PORT ST. JOE, according to the plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 11, of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. A/K/A 1005 Palm Blvd Port St. Joe, FL 32456 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at south entrance of the courthouse, 1000 Cecil Consit Blvd, Port St. Joe, FL 32456 at 11:00 a.m. ET, on September 26, 2013. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Witness, my hand and seal of this court on the 28th day of August, 2013. REBECCA NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk THIS INSTRUMENT PREPARED BY: Law Offices of Daniel C. Consuegra 9204 King Palm Drive Tampa, FL 33619-1328 Attorneys for Plaintiff File No 126069-ajp2 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Court Administration at P.O. Box 826, Marianna, Florida, 32447. Phone number 850-718-0026, Email: ADARequest@ jud14.flcourts.org. 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The presentation includes two distinct client strategies: “Growth with Income” or “Income with Growth.” Refreshments will be served. Please call 6086121 to reserve seating. The Panama Country Club is located at 100 Country Club Drive in Lynn Haven. Arbor Wealth specializes in portfolio management for investors with $250,000 or more of investable assets (minimum asset level for new clients will increase to $500,000 as of Jan. 1, 2014). MARGARET R. M c DOWELL Arbor Outlook Some things to know about poisonous plants ROY LEE CARTER County extension director Like us on THE PORT ST. JOE STAR

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CLASSIFIEDSThursday, Septmber 12, 2013 The Star | B7 your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. September 5, 12, 2013 92324S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 23-2008-CA000209 U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, vs. EDWARD V. DOUGLASS A/K/A EDWARD V. DOUGLAS; LINDA M. DOUGLASS A/K/A LINDA DOUGLAS; JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION; JOHN DOE, AS UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION; AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT(S), WHO (IS/ARE) NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIM AS HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, SPOUSES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on August 27th, 2013, in this cause, in the Circuit Court of Gulf County, Florida, described as: LOTS 8 AND 9, BLOCK 86 OF ST. JOSEPH’S ADDITION TO THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, AS PER PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA a/k/a 1303 GARRISON AVENUE, PORT SAINT JOE, FL 32456 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, in the front lobby of the Gulf County Court, 1000 Cecil Costin Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL 32456, on September 26th, 2013, at 11:00 AM, ET. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Rebecca L. Norris Clerk of Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk Douglas C. Zahm, P.A. Designated Email Address: efiling@dczahm. com 12425 28th Street North, Suite 200 St. Petersburg, FL 33716 Phone: (727)536-4911 Attorney for the Plaintiff IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITY ACT ANY PERSONS NEEDING SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS FUNCTION SHOULD CONTACT THE CLERK OF THE COURT NO LATER THAN ONE DAY PRIOR TO THAT DAY AT (850)229-6113. September 5, 12, 2013 92320S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 12000174CAAXMX JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. SHAO CHANG LIN; XIU LAN LIN; et al., Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that sale will be made pursuant to an Order or Final Summary Judgment. Final Judgment was awarded on August 27th, 2013, in Civil Case No. 12000174C AAXMX, of the Circuit Court of the FOURTEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for GULF County, Florida, wherein, JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION is the Plaintiff, and SHAO CHANG LIN; XIU LAN LIN; EMERALD COAST FEDERAL CREDIT UNION; UNKNOWN TENANT #1 N/K/A MATHEW FITXGERALD; UNKNOWN TENANT #2 N/K/A DIANE DENNIS; are Defendants. The clerk of the court, Rebecca L. Norris will sell to the highest bidder for cash in the lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL 32456 at 11:00 A.M. ET on the 26th day of September, 2013, the following described real property as set forth in said Final Summary Judgment, to wit: LOT 11, BLOCK E, FOREHAND’S SECOND ADDITION TO HIGHLAND VIEW, FLORIDA, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL MAP THEREOF ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF TE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Dated this 28th day of August, 2013. Rebecca L. Norris CLERK OF THE COURT Deputy Clerk BA Baxter Aldridge Connors, LLP Attorney for Plaintiff(s) 7000 West Palmetto Park Rd., Suite 307 Boca Raton, FL 33433 Phone: 561.392.6391 Fax: 561.392.6965 File No. 1031-633 IMPORTANT IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A DISABILITY WHO NEEDS ANY ACCOMMODATION IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING, YOU ARE ENTITLED, AT NO COST TO YOU, TO THE PROVISION OF CERTAIN ASSISTANCE. PLEASE CONTACT COURT ADMINISTRATION, P.O. BOX 826, MARIANNA, FLORIDA 32447; PHONE; 850-718-0026; EMAIL: ADAREQUEST @JUD14.FLCOURTS.ORG, AT LEAST 7 DAYS BEFORE YOUR SCHEDULED COURT APPEARANCE, OR IMMEDIATELY UPON RECEIVING THIS NOTIFICATION IF THE TIME BEFORE THE SCHEDULED APPEARANCE IS LESS THAN 7 DAYS: IF YOU ARE HEARING OR VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 711. September 5, 12, 2013 92406S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 13000111CAAXMX NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE, LLC. D/B/A CHAMPION MORTGAGE COMPANY, Plaintiff, vs. AVA JORDAN SOWELL, et. al., Defendant(s), NOTICE OF ACTION CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE TO: AVA JORDAN SOWELL AND UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF AVA JORDAN SOWELL whose residence is unknown if he/she/they be living; and if he/she/they be dead, the unknown defendants who may be spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees, and all parties claiming an interest by, through, under or against the Defendants, who are not known to be dead or alive, and all parties having or claiming to have any right, title or interest in the property described in the mortgage being foreclosed herein. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property: LOT 15, BLOCK 42, OFFICIAL MAP OF PORT ST. JOE, FLA., ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGES 16-18, INCLUSIVE, PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on counsel for Plaintiff, whose address is 6409 Congress Avenue, Suite 100, Boca Raton, Florida 33487 on or before October 14, 2013, (30 days from Date of First Publication of this Notice) and file the original with the clerk of this court either before service on Plaintiff’s attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition filed herein. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court at Gulf County, Florida, this 4th day of September, 2013. REBECCA NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk ROBERTSON, ANSCHUTZ, AND SCHNEID, PL ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF 6409 CONGRESS AVE, SUITE 100 BOCA RATON, FL 33487 Sept 12, 19, 2013 92328S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 232013CA 000010CAAXMX CITIMORTGAGE, INC. Plaintiff, vs. PATRICIA RAAP A/K/A PATRICIA LEE RAAP, et al Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure dated August 27, 2013 and entered in Case No. 232013CA0000 10CAAXMX of the Circuit Court of the FOURTEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for GULF COUNTY, Florida, wherein CITIMORTGAGE, INC., is Plaintiff, and PATRICIA RAAP A/K/A PATRICIA LEE RAAP, et al are Defendants, the clerk will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, beginning at 11:00 a.m. at GULF County Courthouse, Lobby Floor, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd, Port St. Joe, FL 32456, in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes, on the 26th day of September, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to wit: LOT FIVE (5), BLOCK ‘C’, Wetappo Creek Estates, as per recorded Plat thereof on file in the office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court, Gulf County, Florida. ALSO AND INCLUDING Lot Four (4), Block ‘C’, Wetappo Creek Estates, as per recorded Plat thereof on file in the Office of the Clerk of Circuit Court, Gulf County, Florida. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus funds from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated at Port St Joe, GULF COUNTY, Florida, this 28th day of August, 2013. Rebecca L. Norris Clerk of said Circuit Court By: B A Baxter As Deputy Clerk File No. 26294 September 5, 12, 2013 92420S Public Notice NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Commission of the City of Port St. Joe, Florida, at a Special Meeting on the 24th day of September, 2013, at 5:01 P.M., EST, in the regular Commission meeting room at the Municipal Building, Port St. Joe, Florida, will have the 2nd reading and consider for final adoption 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. ORDINANCE NO. 496 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA, ADOPTING THE TENTATIVE BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2013/ 2014 AS THE FINAL BUDGET OF THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA FOR FISCAL YEAR 2013/ 2014 AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Transactions of the public meeting will not be recorded. Persons wishing to appeal any decision made during the meeting will need a record of the proceeding and should ensure a verbatim record is made, including the testimony on which the appeal is based. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing special accommodations to participate in this proceeding should contact Charlotte Pierce, City Clerk, City of Port St. Joe, at City Hall, telephone number (850) 229-8261 Ext 113. September 12, 2013 92418S Public Notice NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Commission of the City of Port St. Joe, Florida, at a Special Meeting on the 24th day of September, 2013, at 5:01 P.M., EST, in the regular Commission meeting room at the Municipal Building, Port St. Joe, Florida, will have the 2nd reading and consider for final adoption an Ordinance with the following title: ORDINANCE NO. 495 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA LEVYING THE AD VALOREM PROPERTY TAX MILLAGE RATE FOR MUNICIPAL PURPOSES ON ALL TAXABLE PROPERTY WITHIN THE CITY FOR THE FISCAL YEAR BEGINNING OCTOBER 1, 2013 AND ENDING SEPTEMBER 30, 2014, STATING THE PERCENTAGE BY WHICH THE MILLAGE LEVIED IS .32% MORE THAN THE ROLLED-BACK RATE; AND, PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. 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. Transactions of the public meeting will not be recorded. Persons wishing to appeal any decision made during the meeting will need a record of the proceeding and should ensure a verbatim record is made, including the testimony on which the appeal is based. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing special accommodations to participate in this proceeding should contact Charlotte Pierce, City Clerk, City of Port St. Joe, at City Hall, telephone number (850) 229-8261 Ext 113. September 12, 2013 92428S PUBLIC NOTICE ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS RFP 2013-07 The City of Port St. Joe will receive sealed bids from any qualified person, company, or corporation interested in providing construction services for the following project: 2012 CDBG WATER SYSTEM/USDA MLK SIDEWALK IMPROVEMENTS This project consists of constructing approximately 4,800 LF of 6” PVC, 6,000 LF of 3” PVC, fire hydrants, and associated appurtenances to provide water service for 175 existing residences in the Port St. Joe community. The project also includes three blocks of sidewalk, stormwater, and parking improvements as shown on the construction plans. The water improvement portion of this project is being funded by CDBG Grant Number 3DB-0I-02-3302-N07. The sidewalk portion of the project is being funded by a USDA RBEG grant. Plans and Specifications can be obtained at Preble-Rish, Inc., 324 Marina Drive, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456, (850) 227-7200. Cost for Plans and Specifications will be $100.00 per set and is non-refund-able. Checks should be made payable to PREBLE-RISH, INC. The bid must conform to Section 287.133(3) Florida Statues on public entity crimes. Completion date for this project will be 120 days for Substantial Completion and 150 days for Final Completion from the date of the Notice to Proceed presented to the successful bidder. Liquidated damages for failure to complete the project on the specified date will be set at $500 per day. Please indicate on the envelope that this is a sealed bid for “2012 CDBG Water System/ USDA MLK Sidewalk Improvements” Bids will be received until 3:00 P.M. Eastern Time on October 10, 2013 at the City of Port St. Joe City Hall, 305 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL 32456, and will be opened and read aloud at 3:05 P.M. Eastern Time The City of Port St. Joe is an Equal Opportunity Employer/ Handicapped Accessible/Fair House Jurisdiction. The City of Port St. Joe reserves the right to waive informalities in any bid, to accept and/or reject any or all bids, and to accept the bid that in their judgment will be in their best interest. All bids shall remain firm for a period of sixty days after the opening. A mandatory Pre-Bid Conference will be held at the office of Preble-Rish, Inc., 324 Marina Drive, Port St. Joe, Florida (850) 277-7200 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time on September 26, 2013 All bidders shall comply with all applicable state and local laws concerning licensing registration and regulation of contractors doing business in the State of Florida. If you have any questions, please call Clay Smallwood at (850) 227-7200. Sept 12, 19, 2013 92426S PUBLIC NOTICE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS Sealed bids for City of Port St. Joe Landscaping and Grounds Maintenance will be received at City Hall, 305 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida 32456 up until 3:00 PM EST, Friday September 27, 2013. Bids will be publicly opened and acknowledged, Wednesday September 27, 2013 at 3:05 PM EST, in the City Commission Room. Bids shall be submitted in a sealed envelope, plainly marked with bidder’s name, address, date and time of opening, and bid number for “City of Port St. Joe Grounds Maintenance”. DESCRIPTION OF WORK: Work consists of landscape, grounds, and sports field maintenance of the following sites: James “Benny” Roberts Sports Park, Centennial Building, Buck Griffin Lake, Pony League Ball Field, Washington Recreation Center, Port St Joe, FL 32456. The landscaping services required include weeding, cultivating, trimming, pruning, mowing, edging and baseball and softball field prep and maintenance. A more detailed description of the work requirements is available in the bid package. RFP: 2013-08 Copies of the Bid Package are available on the City website at www.cityofportstjoe.com and at City Hall, 305 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida 32456 The documents may be examined at this address or obtained free of charge. The City of Port St. Joe reserves the right to accept or reject any and all Statements of Bids in whole or in part, to waive informalities in the process, to obtain new Statements of Bids, or to postpone the opening pursuant to the City’s purchasing policies. Each Statement of Bid shall be valid to the City of Port St. Joe for a period of sixty (30) days after the opening. The City of Port St. Joe is an Equal Opportunity Employer Sept 12, 19, 2013 95215S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 12-162 CA CADENCE BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, vs. WILLIAM J RISH, JR., WESLEY J. JONES, HEATHER T. JONES, a/k/a HEATHER ILENE THOMPSON RISH a/k/a HEATHER JONES, BANKTRUST, an Alabama Banking Company, BAY MEDICAL CENTER CENTENNIAL BANK, PROSPERITY BANK and GULF COAST VACATION RENTALS, INC. Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 22nd day of August, 2013, in Case Number 12-162-CA, of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit, in and for Gulf County, Florida, wherein CADENCE BANK N.A. is Plaintiff, and DYKES, and WILLIAM J RISH, JR., WESLEY J. JONES, HEATHER T. JONES, a/k/a HEATHER ILENE THOMPSON RISH a/k/a HEATHER JONES, BANKTRUST, an Alabama Banking Company, BAY MEDICAL CENTER CENTENNIAL BANK, PROSPERITY BANK and GULF COAST VACATION RENTALS, INC., are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder at the front lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, Port St. Joe, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., Eastern Time on the 26th day of September, 2013, the following described real property, as set forth in the Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure, to-wit: P arcel 1: A parcel of land lying in Section 25, Township 8 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County Florida, and being more particularly described as follows: Commence at an iron pipe marking the point of the South boundary line of Lot 114 of the unrecorded “Plat of Golden,” prepared by C. P. Gaulding with the Easterly right-of-way line of County Road No. 30; thence along said Easterly right-ofway line, N 1540’21”W, 145.38 feet to the Point of Beginning; thence continue along said right-of-way line N 1540’21”W, 505.99 feet to a point on the West boundary line of said Lot 114; thence along said West boundary line, N0000’43” E, 9.59 feet to the Northwest corner of said Lot 114; thence along the North boundary line of said Lot 114, N 8957’35”E, 192.69 feet; thence leaving said North boundary line, S 0808’34” E, 151.07 feet; thence S0152’51” W, 135.92 feet; thence South 1412’21”W. 104.52 feet; thence S 0150’11” W, 101.21 feet; thence S8957’35” W, 43.76 feet to the Point of Beginning. AT THE TIME OF THE SALE, THE SUCCESSFUL HIGH BIDDER OR BIDDERS, AS THE CASE MAY BE, SHALL POST WITH THE CLERK A DEPOSIT EQUAL TO 5 PERCENT OF THE FINAL BID. THE DEPOSIT SHALL BE APPLIED TO THE SALE PRICE AT THE TIME OF PAYMENT. THE SUM REMAINING DUE AND OWING AFTER APPLICATION OF THE DEPOSIT SHALL BE PAID TO THE CLERK IN CERTIFIED FUNDS NO LATER THAN TEN (10) DAYS FROM THE DATE OF SALE. THE SUCCESSFUL BIDDER, OR BIDDERS, AT THE SALE WILL BE REQUIRED TO PLACE THE REQUISITE STATE DOCUMENTARY STAMPS ON THE CERTIFICATE OF TITLE. If you are a person claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale, you must file a claim with the Clerk no later than 60 days after the sale. If you fail to file a claim, you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. After 60 days, only the owner of record, as of the date of the lis pendens, may claim the surplus. DATED this 26th day of August, 2013 REBECCA L NORRIS Clerk of the Court Gulf County, Florida By: B. A. Baxter As Deputy Clerk September 5, 12, 2013 95231S NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS BID#1213-18 The Gulf County Tourist Development Council (GCTDC) will receive bids from any person, company or corporation interested in providing the following: Printing of the 2014 Official Gulf County Visitor Guide Proposals due Friday, September 20, 2013 no later than 4:30 PM ET Proposals will be opened Monday, September 23, 2013 at 10:00 AM ET Proposals must be delivered to the Gulf County Clerk of Court’s Office at 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd, Room 148, Port St. Joe, FL 32456. Please indicate on the envelope YOUR COMPANY NAME, that this is a SEALED BID and include the BID NUMBER. Complete bid specifications may be obtained from the Gulf County Tourist Development Council, 150 Captain Fred’s Place, Port St. Joe, FL 32456, 850229-7800, or from the Gulf County website at www.gulfcounty-fl.gov. Tynalin Smiley Chairman Rebecca L. Norris Clerk September 5, 12, 2013 95215S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY. CASE NO. 13-46 PR IN PROBATE IN RE: The Estate of SONJA ANN LEVINS, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: The administration of the estate of SONJA ANN LEVINS, deceased, File Number 13-46 PR is pending in the Circuit Court for Gulf County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Gulf County Courthouse, Probate Division, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Boulevard, Port St. Joe, FL 32456. The name and address of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is served within three months after the date of the first publication of this notice must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. The date of the first publication of this Notice is September 5, 2013. /s/ Linda Freeman LINDA FREEMAN 2410 Oak Grove Ave. Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Personal Representative Estate of Sonja Ann Levins /s/ Thomas S. Gibson THOMAS S. GIBSON RISH, GIBSON & SCHOLZ, P.A. 116 Sailor’s Cove Drive P. O. Box 39 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 (850) 229-8211 ATTORNEY FOR PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE FL BAR NO. 0350583 September 5, 12, 2013 95244S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 23-2012-CA-000118 DIVISION: WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, vs. STEPHEN HELMS A/K/A STEPHEN BENNETT HELMS et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated August 27th, 2013 and entered in Case NO. 23-2012-CA-000118 of the Circuit Court of the FOURTEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for GULF County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, is the Plaintiff and STEPHEN HELMS A/K/A STEPHEN BENNETT HELMS; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF STEPHEN HELMS A/K/A STEPHEN BENNETT HELMS; BRANDI N. JONES A/K/A BRANDI HELMS; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at LOBBY OF THE GULF COUNTY COURTHOUSE at 11:00AM, on the 26th day of September, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 2, BLOCK B: A PARCEL OF LAND LYING AND BEING IN THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 36, TOWNSHIP 3 SOUTH, RANGE 10 WEST, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 36, THENCE GO SOUTH 00 DEGREES 20 MINUTES 39 SECONDS WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 20.22 FEET TO THE NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY LINE OF BRIAN SETTERICH ROAD (HAVING A 70 FOOT WIDE RIGHT OF WAY); THENCE GO SOUTH 88 DEGREES 46 MINUTES 04 SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY LINE OF A DISTANCE OF 446.35 FEET FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING. FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING CONTINUE SOUTH 88 DEGREES 46 MINUTES 04 SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY LINE FOR A DISTANCE OF 177.00 FEET; THENCE DEPARTING SAID NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY LINE, GO NORTH 01 DEGREE 21 MINUTES 11 SECONDS WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 246.10 FEET: THENCE GO NORTH 88 DEGREES 46 MINUTES 04 SECONDS EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 177.00 FEET: THENCE GO SOUTH 01 DEGREES 21 MINUTES 11 SECONDS EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 246.10 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. A/K/A LOT 2, BLOCK B, CRESTWOOD ACRES, UNRECORDED A/K/A 221 BRYAN SETTERICH, WEWAHITCHKA, FL 32465-3103 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on Augsut 28th, 2013. BILL KINSAUL Clerk the Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk **See Americans with Disabilities Act If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator by mail at P. O. Box 1089, Panama City, FL 32402 or by phone at (850) 747-5338 at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days. If you are hearing impaired, please call 711. ADA Coordinator P.O. Box 1089 Panama City, FL 32402 Phone: 850-747-5338 Fax: (850) 747-5717 Hearing Impaired: Dial 711 Email: ADARequest@ jud14.flcourts.org F12002310 September 5, 12, 2013 95234S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY. CASE NO. 13-47 PR IN PROBATE IN RE: The Estate of JOSEPH PHILIP ADAMS, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: The administration of the estate of JOSEPH PHILIP ADAMS, deceased, File Number 13-47 PR is pending in the Circuit Court for Gulf County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Gulf County Courthouse, Probate Division, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida, 32456. The name and address of the personal representative and that personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is served within three months after the date of the first publication of this notice must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. The date of the first publication of this Notice is September 5, 2013. s/Eileen Guillory EILEEN GUILLORY 6814 Georgia Avenue Port St. Joe, FL 32456 PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE ESTATE OF JOSEPH PHILIP ADAMS s/s. Russell Scholz S. RUSSELL SCHOLZ FL BAR NO. 0224839 RISH, GIBSON & SCHOLZ, P.A. 116 Sailors Cove Drive P. O. Box 39 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 (850) 229-8211 ATTORNEY FOR PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE September 5, 12, 2013 95251S PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Gulf County Board of County Commissioners will hold a public hearing to consider adoption of the following Ordinances with the following titles: 1) AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, ESTABLISHING PROBATION SERVICES ADMINSTRATIVE FEES AND ENTITLED “PROBATION SERVICES FEE” FOR GULF COUNTY; PROVIDING FOR REPEALER; CONFLICTS; MODIFICATIONS THAT MAY ARISE FROM CONSIDERATION AT PUBLIC HEARING; SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. 2) AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, ESTABLISHING PRETRIAL RELEASE ADMINSTRATIVE FEES AND ENTITLED “PRETRIAL RELEASE ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICE FEE” FOR GULF COUNTY; PROVIDING FOR REPEALER; CONFLICTS; MODIFICATIONS THAT MAY ARISE FROM CONSIDERATION AT PUBLIC HEARING; SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. *Complete Ordinances on file in the Clerk’s Office* A public reading, introductions and public hearing will be held during the Gulf County Board of County Commissioner’s Regular Meeting on Tuesday, September 24th at 9:00 a.m. est. in the County Commissioner’s meeting room in the Robert M. Moore Administration Building, Gulf County Courthouse Complex, Port St. Joe, Florida. All interested persons may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed Ordinance and referenced amendments. If a person decides to appeal any decisions made by the Gulf County Commission with respect to any matter considered at this hearing, he/she will need a record of the proceedings and that for such purpose he/she may need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings made and which would include any evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. A copy of the proposed Ordinances are available for inspection on weekdays between the hours of 9:00 a.m. est., and 5:00 p.m. est. at the Office of the Clerk of Court, Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 C.G. Costin, Sr., Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida, 32456. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: TYNALIN SMILEY, CHAIRMAN September 12, 2013 96211S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2009-CA-000520 REGIONS BANK D/B/A REGIONS MORTGAGE, Plaintiff, vs. CHARLES SCOTT SEYMOUR, et al., Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on December 13, 2012, in Case No. 2009-CA000520 of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit for Gulf County, Florida, in which Regions Bank d/b/a Regions Mortgage, Plaintiff, and 95289S NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BID #1213-19 The Gulf County Tourist Development Council (GCTDC) will receive proposals from any company or corporation interested in providing the following: Services to Design, Manage, and Maintain the Gulf County Florida TDC website: www.visitgulf.com. RFQ Deadline: Friday, September 27, 2013 no later than 4:00 PM ET and will be opened on Monday, September 30, 2013 at 10:00 AM ET. Responses to this RFQ must include one (1) original and five (5) copies and be delivered to: Gulf County Clerk of Court Attn: Kari Summers 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd, Room 148 Port St. Joe, FL 32456. Please indicate on the envelope YOUR COMPANY NAME, that this is a SEALED RFP and include the BID NUMBER. This RFQ is available for response from all interested firms who can demonstrate the necessary experience, and the capability to handle a program of the size, scope and complexity of the integrated website and communication services of the Gulf County TDC. Finalist will be chosen based on overall qualifications and experience with development of successful consumer websites in preferably in travel industry. Upon acceptance of the finalist by the BOCC, the GCTDC Executive Director will work with the selected contractor to develop a project schedule, scope of work and project budget. All questions should be directed to the T.D.C. Executive Director Jennifer Jenkins at 850229-7800. Tynalin Smiley Chairman Rebecca L. Norris Clerk of Court Sept. 12, 19, 2013

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As she told the Board of County Commissioners on Tuesday, shes had other hare-brained ideas that worked out just ne. Gaskin urged commissioners to consider a lease or donation of the courthouse, which the county has abandoned and will stop funding next month, to her company, North Florida Child Development. As the lone remaining tenant of the courthouse Gaskin said she and her company had a vested interest in maintaining the headquarters for her ve-county operation in the same spot it has grown and thrived from over two decades. Gaskin also expressed concerns about the potential for continued deterioration of the building, which is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, if no entity calls the courthouse home. It is our lighthouse so to speak, Gaskin said, alluding to the current effort to save the Cape San Blas Lighthouse. It is one of the true landmarks in Wewahitchka. Id like to be the caretaker. The county, citing a shortage of funding, has moved the extension of ce and constitutional of cers out of the court-Butler withdraws Stand Your Ground motionBy WES LOCHER229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@starfl.com A hearing scheduled for Monday to hear a motion to dismiss murder charges against Walt Butler was canceled after the motion was withdrawn without a reason provided by defense attorneys. Butlers attorneys led a motion May 21 for the dismissal of criminal charges in the shooting death of Everett Gant and cited Floridas Stand Your Ground Law, which justies the use of deadly force if someone believes force is necessary to prevent death or harm to themselves or another. The motion said that Butler believed that he was entitled to immunity from arrest and prosecution. A pre-trial hearing was set for Monday morning at the Gulf County Courthouse. With the withdrawal of the motion, Butlers pre-trial hearing Oct. 8. Last July, Gant approached Butlers Pine Ridge apartment after Butler had been accused of using racial slurs directed at children in the apartment complex. Butler shot Gant between the eyes with a .22 ri e and left him bleeding on the doorstep before calling 911 and sitting back down to nish his dinner. He expressed inconvenience at being arrested for shooting a (racial epithet), according to the arresting af davit. Six weeks after the shooting Gant passed away from the injuries.By TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@starfl.com From the outset Matt Scoggins saw the Gulf Coast Hope Center as an extension of his ministry. Even as the centers link to the Panama City Rescue Mission embroiled the effort in controversy concerning long-ranges, as the county and city approved ordinances to limit services, Scoggins said repeatedly he was just seeking to expand the work he had done since his life hit the skids. Since he ran with the wrong people, dabbled in the wrong substances, found the wrong side of jail door bars and discovered, as a single dad, the hardships of homelessness, Scoggins had extended a hand to those in need. Taking from his pockets, deriving from his success enough to help sustain, bolster, the lives of others. And almost two years after its November 2011 for-NFCD president urges county to lease Wewahitchka Courthouse WALT BUTLER Mexico Beach police ask for help identifying burglary suspectsBy WES LOCHER229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@starfl.com The Mexico Beach Police Department seeks assistance in identifying three suspects in a burglary of Toucans Restaurant. On Aug. 11, between the hours of 10:40 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. CT, video surveillance cameras captured a male and two females breaking into Toucans along U.S. Highway 98. After failing to gain access through a lower back door, the male pried open the door to the gift shop, which caused dam-SPECIAL TO THE STARA male and two females broke into Toucans in Mexico Beach on Aug. 11. See BURGLARY A5 See LIGHTHOUSE A5 SPECIAL TO THE STARA recent Klothes for Kids drive lled the storage area at the Gulf Coast Hope Center with clothes and food. The center was able to help 56 families and more than 100 children. Center offers hope dailyHELPING THOSE IN NEEDSee HOPE A5 Celebrating wild owers B1Opinion . . . . . . . . . . .A4-5Letters to the Editor . . . . . . .A5Outdoors . . . . . . . . . . . .A6 Sports . . . . . . . . . . . . .A7School News . . . . . . . . . . B3Faith . . . . . . . . . . . . . B4 Obituaries . . . . . . . . . . . B4Classi eds . . . . . . . . . .B7-8

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LocalA2 | The Star Thursday, September 12, 2013 ForgottenCoast UsedandOutof PrintBooksHasReopenedAugust22,2013 initsNewAir-ConditionedLocation ComeBrowseourCollectionofRegional Literature,GiftQualityUsedBooks, FirstEditions,LocalAuthors, NewerTitlesatUsed-BookPrices 236AWaterStreet intheHighCottonMarketplace, Apalachicola(nexttoCafeConLeche)OpenMon-Sat10AMto5PM, Sun1PMto5PM 4514258 HelpMakeaDifference...BecomeaVolunteerinYOURHometownHospital!WeemsHospitalJuniorVolunteerProgram WeemsChaplains Association WeemsArtsIn MedicineProgramWeemsHospitalAuxiliary WeemsMemorialHealthcareFoundation Tolearnmore CallHeatherHuronat653-8853ext.101 orvisitwww.weemsmemorial.com Mexico Beach Emergency Services Supervisor Diana Eppel retired last week after more than eight years of paramedic service to the community. Her career was celebrated at a surprise party at the Graba Java Internet Caf where she was joined by friends, family and members of the Mexico Beach City Council. As a token of the appreciation, Police Chief Glenn Norris presented Eppel with a plaque commemorating her achievements. Chaney McArdle was hired as Eppels replacement.PHOTO BY HH ILARY PATTERSON EppEPPEL HONORED UpPON RETIREMENT FROM MMEXICO BBEACH EMSEMSBy TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star.com The Gulf County School Board on Monday formally adopted the nal budget for the 2013-14 scal year. After cutting the budget for another year, board members approved a millage that is below the rollback rate even as the Florida Legislature increased the burden on local taxpayers. The board adopted a nal budget and millage rate that will have taxpayers seeing a 1 percent rise in property taxes for the coming scal year. The rollback rate is the millage at which the school district would raise the same amount of taxes as the current scal year. A mill is worth $1 for every $1,000 in taxable property value. The mill declined in worth to the school board which has differing mandates assessing property values for budgetary reasons by just over $2,000, less than two tenths of one percent. This has not been an easy school year, said Superintendent of Schools Jim Norton. We are spending nearly one million dollars less than we did last year. This is the seventh consecutive year the district has had to do with less. School board budgets are different from other taxing authorities in that most of the leeway in numbers is removed by Tallahassee. The Florida Legislature each year sets two of the three primary components of school funding in the FEFP, or Florida Education Finance Program. And this year, while the state boosted revenue in some areas, it was balanced by cuts in other areas, deputy superintendent of schools Sara Joe Wooten said. The primary component, Required Local Effort, is that which the district must raise to receive any state funding under FEFP. That component, set by state lawmakers this spring, went up from 4.838 mills to 4.870, an increase of two-thirds of a percent from the current scal year, or .032 in mills. Discretionary millage, that used for essential school operations, remained the same, as it did for all districts, .748 mills. The Gulf County School Board, for the rst time in more than four years, increased the one component of the millage rate over which it has any say, Local Capital Improvement, or bricks and mortar dollars. With buildings in the district aging the newest public schools are more than 40 years old and little prospect on the state or local level for major capital funding for a new school or consolidated system, board members felt they had no choice but to increase LCI to address needs. We are still one of the lowest in the state on LCI, said district nancial ofcer Sissy Worley. The addition of .045 mills to the existing .400 mills increases LCI 11.25 percent and an additional $59,669 in bricks and mortar funding. Those funds will be used for repairs and improvements to roofs, doors, covered play areas, ooring, lighting and re alarms. The school millage also includes for the next four years a voter-approved additional mill in operating revenue. The school millage rate will increase from 6.986 to 7.063, bringing the ad valorem budget to $9.511 million, an increase of $87,434 dollars.SSchool B Board nalizes 2013-14 budget PUBLICNOTICEAPublicHearingwillbeheldatthePlanningandDevelopmentReviewBoard (PDRB)meetingonMonday,September 16,2013at8:45a.m.EST,andattheBoard ofCountyCommissioners(BOCC)meetingonTuesday,September24,2013at9:00 a.m.EST.Bothpublichearingswillbeheld intheBOCCMeetingRoomattheRobert M.MooreAdministrationBuilding,1000 CecilG.CostinSr.Blvd.,PortSt.Joe,Florida.Thepublichearingswillbetodiscuss andactonthefollowing:1.ApprovalofAugust19,2013Minutes 2.Variance-ThomasandPaulaBush-forParcelID#03410000R-LocatedinSection31,Township5South,Range11 West,GulfCounty,Florida-Roadsetbackencroachmentto accommodatebuildingonasubstandardlot. 3.Variance-KayIngramO'Brien-ForParcelID#06291-345R -LocatedinSection22,Township9South,Range11West, GulfCounty,Florida-Encroachmentintosidesetbackonan existinghouse. 4.Variance-LindaGerald-forParcelID#06268-302R-LocatedinSection20,Township9South,Range11West,Gulf County,Florida-Existingpilingencroachmentof6"intoside setbackonanECLproperty. 5.PreliminaryPlatApprovalforaMinorSubdivision-TylerW. Smith-forParcelID#06268-025Rand#06268-022R-LocatedinSection7,Township9South,Range11West,Gulf County,Florida-2.22Acres-A6unitdevelopmentwithno roadinfrastructure. 3.CountyDevelopmentRegulationsandPolicies(LDR) 6.Staff,PublicandOpenDiscussionThepublicisencouragedtoattendandbe heardonthesematters.Informationprior tothemeetingcanbeviewedatthePlanningDepartmentat1000CecilG.CostinSr. Blvd.,Room311.(2013.95) By WES LOCHER229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star.com Extended exposure to black mold is known to cause respiratory, circulatory and neurological damage and that just might be what Mexico Beach police ofcers are experiencing. During the councils pre-agenda meeting last week, the topic of conversation turned to modular buildings. The city has plans to relocate the police and re departments out of the current location on 14th Street for years but a nancially-feasible plan has yet to be reached. During the discussion, Police Chief Glenn Norris expressed a desire to move sooner rather than later. Were in a bad situation in the building were in, said Norris. We should do something as quick as we can. In November 2010, a mold inspection was completed on the old city hall and police headquarters and the results determined that if personnel were to stay in the buildings, the air conditioning unit and carpets would need to be replaced and the interior cleaned. Dehumidiers were also suggested to be run at all times. After the initial inspection, city hall workers were relocated to a temporary building in a refurbished bank along U.S. Highway 98, but the public safety departments stayed put. The police chief tried to be understanding by noting that the old city hall building had higher levels of spores, but the police department had a wider variety of potentially dangerous spores. Norris said that in addition to mold dangers, the building has water damaged walls and ooded three times in recent memory. He said that he and his team have cleaned and painted the building repeatedly and the air conditioning unit has been out for 2-3 weeks. They did receive a window air conditioning unit until a decision on a modular building could be reached. We put lipstick on the pig, but the pig is still bad, said Councilwoman Tanya Castro. In July, the council accepted bids for a modular unit that would meet the police departments needs. They received 14 bids, but not all of them included the cost of a foundation, a state requirement. Some decisions have to be made, said Mayor Al Cathey, responding to Norris. Were sympathetic. The bids called for foundation work for a modular unit to be nished by Nov. 1 and installation work to complete by Dec. 13. Cathey said that a solution should be in place by the rst of the year. Norris had proposed purchasing a modular unit he located in Port St. Joe that could be upgraded to comply with Florida building codes. Its not an option we should consider, said Castro. Its a money pit. Norris made a nal appeal to the council and said that some employees have begun feeling sick and been to the doctor. Exposure to the mold is causing them to have breathing problems, said Norris. Weve band-aided the building, but it can only be patched so much. Norris included himself in the employees who were potentially feeling the effects of the spores and reported that Mexico Beach police ofcers typically work for 12-16 hours a day. A large majority of that work is done inside the police department. Weve done everything we can, said Norris. Were in an unsafe building,Mexico Beach police department feels effects of mold

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THECAMPAIGNFOROURCOMMUNITYSUNIVERSITYEndowmentforTomorrowsJobs Special to The StarThe Northwest Florida Water Management District has launched a grant program to help local governments and utilities across the panhandle address important local water supply challenges and meet regional water supply protection and management needs. The Districts tentative Fiscal Year 2013-2014 budget includes $10 million to provide assistance for water supply development projects. Ensuring a clean and sustainable supply of water for the citizens and natural resources of Northwest Florida is one of the Districts top priorities, said District Executive Director Jon Steverson. We look forward to working with our local communities to help them address local and regional water supply needs through this grant program. On Wednesday, Sept. 4, approximately 30 representatives from local governments and utilities attended an informational workshop to learn more about the grant application process and the type of projects eligible to receive funding. The District is excited both about the development of this water supply grant program and the positive turnout at our workshop, said Paul Thorpe, the Districts Resource Planning Director. We encourage local governments and utilities across our 16-county area to learn more about the program and submit the water supply projectsboth large and smallthat will achieve the goals of their region and the District. Grant applications are due by Oct. 31. Eligible projects include both traditional and alternative water supply development projects, as well as water reuse projects and conservation projects that result in quantiable water savings. Projects that demonstrate new or innovative techniques are encouraged, as well. District staff will evaluate grant applications based on criteria that include support of the Districts core missions and statutory water supply priorities, environmental benets, readiness for implementation, nancial need, and the ability to operate and maintain funded facilities, among others. Staff will present their recommendations to the Districts Governing Board, who will vote on the nal project selections in late 2013. The information presented at the workshop, along with application materials and guidelines, are available on the Districts website at http://www.nwfwmd.state. .us/pubs/WSDCAI/WSDCAI.html Interested applicants can contact the District at 539-5999 or Paul.Thorpe@ nwfwmd.state..us for more information or assistance.Star Staff ReportThe Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will hold a construction public information meeting regarding upcoming improvements to State Road (S.R.) 30A from S.R. 30E (Cape San Blas Road) to S.R 30 (U.S. 98). The meeting will be held 5:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. ET Tuesday, Sept. 17 at the St. Joseph Bay State Buffer Preserve Center, 3915 S.R. 30A. Planned improvements include resurfacing and widening the existing roadway, drainage upgrades, and updating the Simmons Bayou Bridge rail and guardrail. The work is slated for completion in winter 2015. Project personnel will be available at the meeting to provide information about the construction work. Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, religion, disability or family status. Persons who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act, or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact the FDOT Construction Project Manager, Dale Harris, at 767-4990 at least seven days prior to the meeting. For additional Florida Department of Transportation District Three information follow us on Twitter, @myfdot_nwfl.NWFWMD announces water supply development grant programPublic meeting on State 30A construction

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I dont even know where Syria is. Miss Paschall, in junior high geography, must have skipped that one. Or perhaps, I wasnt paying attention. The Middle East covers a fair amount of territory and the countries comprising it are a tad scrambled in my mind. I have heard of the capital, Damascus, mostly because the apostle Paul was travelling toward that city when he saw the Light. Im guessing its arid and sandy. There are probably lots of people living in a relative small area. They wear long robes and head gear when it seems to me shorts and a tee shirt would be more practical. And it surely produces a fair amount of oil. The fact that a nasty civil war is raging in Syria is a concern. That it could spill over to other countries is alarming. If the reported gas attacks are true, that is horri c news. What role the United States is taking in this affair has me a little fearful and a whole lot befuddled. This is not going to be a learned treatise. And Im certainly not taking aim at anyone in particular this morning. Nor am I trying to in uence national policy. Im not smart enough to even half-way comprehend the complexities and multi-lateral, international complications that are swirling around that small country. Im just thinking out loud here. Why is America carrying the ball on this one? What makes us so anxious to jump in when the country is on the other side of the world from us? Let England send the rst planes in. Or France! They are a lot closer to Syria than we are. Or why not take the chains off of Israel. They are right next door and most assuredly have a better handle on the situation than we do! Isnt it a little egoistical to think we can x every global situation that pops up? Does might, in fact, make right? I dont think we are going to win many friends or in uence much of anybody in this deal. I thought everyone in the Middle East already hated us except Israel. And Im not sure about them sometimes. Its like going to the ballgame before they started putting names on the uniforms, you cant tell the players without a scorecard! What if the shoe was on the other foot? In the 1930s the United States had gunboats, speci cally the USS Guam and the USS Wake, running up and down the Yangtze River in China. We were, in the of cial speak from Washington, simply protecting our interest in that vast country. The famed humorist and social commentator, Will Rogers, couldnt let that pass. He astutely asked, How would America feel if the Chinese sent gunboats up the Mississippi River. They could say they were protecting their laundries in Memphis. Will also wrote When you get into trouble ve thousand miles from home youve got to have been looking for it. Weve heard the chemical warfare angle before. How hard has the wind got to blow for those chemicals to reach the United States? And Im certainly not down playing or making light of a tragic situation brewing in Syria. Again, Im just thinking out loud. The question that screams out at me here is how come we are so all mighty red up on saving a handful of lives in a place half way around the worldand were not lifting a nger to protect countless thousands of unborn children right here at home. Ive heard of paradoxes, but that one near bout takes the cake. Heres two cents more, which group, gang or side in Syria are the good guys anyway? They all look, sound and act just about alike. And please dont give us the old lesser of two evils diatribe. If the group were bargaining to help is going to vote against us in the United Nations every chance they get, lets save our missiles for when its a rainy day..over America! The United States might have already red upon Syria by the time you read this. Of course, theres also a good chance they havent. We had to take it to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee for an approval vote. And weve got to wait, I reckon, for a thumbs up from the full House and Senate, the vice-president, the secretary of state and the White House butler. I wish Leon had given me this much warning before he bounced that ax handle off my head. I would have at least ducked! Or worn my football helmet home! Or spent the night with Bobby Brewer! Or hid all my important weapons and articles of mass destruction so he couldnt bust them up! I once jumped in between Andrea Hosford and Billy Baumgartner. They just would not quit bickering. They called it love but theyd fuss on the way to school, at lunch, in study hall and during math class. It was about to drive me nuts. I cornered them outside the gym and was setting them straight when both of them jumped on me. Andrea hit me harder than he did! When I was showing off my busted lip and black eye at supper, Daddy just shook his head and laughed as he gave me the ole nose where it dont belong speech. Will Rogers also said, Lincoln didnt have a foreign policy. Thats why hes Lincoln.Respectfully,KesSedition? HUNKER DOWNKesley Colbert USPS 518-880Published every Thursday at 135 W. U.S. 98 Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Publisher: Roger Quinn Editor: Tim Croft POSTMASTER: Send address change to: The Star P.O. Box 308 Port St. Joe, FL 32457-0308 Phone 850-227-1278 PERIODICAL RATE POSTAGE PAID AT PORT ST. JOE, FL 32457 WEEKLY PUBLISHING SUBSCRIPTIONS PAYABLE IN ADVANCE IN COUNTY $24.15 year $15.75 six months OUT OF COUNTY $34.65 year $21 six monthsHome delivery subscribers may be charged a higher rate for holiday editons. TO ALL ADVERTISERSIn case of error or omissions in advertisements, the publishers do not hold themselves liable for damage further than the amount received for such advertisement. The spoken word is given scant attention; the printed word is thoughtfully weighed. The spoken word barely asserts; the printed word thoroughly convinces. The spoken word is lost; the printed word remains. Circulation:1-800-345-8688 OPINION www.starfl.comThursday, September 12, 2013 APage 4SectionWho died and left us in charge?Dear Editor, As someone who has defended the USA in war and peace, I take umbrage with the demonization of the President of the United States of America in Gulf Countys local press. Change America -that was Obamas promise by Ed McAteer (Special to The Star), Thursday, August 22, 2013 Ed McAteer and The Star have crossed the line between free speech and sedition. Ed McAteer stated, I do not believe President Obama is the Antichrist, I do believe he is one of those the evil spirits of this world... and then quotes the Bible of a foreign powers church...as the only link to the one true God. Most who confess to believing God and the Bible will agree... Ed McAteer demonizes the President of the United States and members of his administration based on Ed McAteers Biblical perspectives based on his allegiance to the State-Religion of a foreign country. He fails to mention that the Bible to which he is referring is the Church of Englands King James Bible AV. (AV = approved version by the government of Great Britain.) The last major editing revision to the King James Biblev(KJB-AV) was by Benjamin Blayney, 1769, although KJB-AV is under almost constant adjusted editing by Oxford and Cambridge Universities. It appears that Ed McAteer believes that the U.S. should be subservient to a Bible that is the backbone of the religion of a foreign government. Also, he stated -- The current U.S. administration is demonstrating in a number of ways that it does not like the Jews... Israel is facing extermination and the U.S. is turning its back... President Obama nominated Chuck Hagel to be the United States Secretary of Defense. Apparently, Chuck Hagel is another disciple of Satan. He urges the President to establish direct unconditional talks with Iran... According to Ed McAteer, establishing relations with Iran will violate the Bible of a foreign country, to which he swears allegiance, and bring down the wrath of God on America. America can expect to be punished [by God] as a result. Two historical facts -1) The U.S. has its Day of Infamy -December 7, 1941. Iran has -The 28 Mordad Coup -the overthrow of the democratically elected government of Iran on August 15, 1953, which was orchestrated, nanced, and executed by the CIA of the USA. 2) ...Can we expect this man to defend America? Ed McAteer asks sarcastically. Chuck Hagel has two Purple Hearts. It is quite evident from his comments that Ed McAteers allegiances are to the religious beliefs of a foreign country as expressed in the KJB-AV. Actually, Ed McAteers allegiance is to two foreign countries: 1) Great Britain, the country that was on the other side in the American Revolution. 2) Israel, whose religious leaders cruci ed Jesus Christ for preaching and teaching the Principles which now underlie the U.S. Constitution. George Washington said, Follow the teachings of Jesus Christ. The Founding Fathers of the United States of America did just that by incorporating the Teachings of Jesus Christ into the U.S. Constitution and publishing an American Bible. The American Bible was published in about 1820. It was edited by a Founding Father, while he was serving as President of the U.S., in collaboration with other Founding Fathers, and it chronicles the teachings of Jesus Christ. The American Bible was/is ignored by Christians possible because: 1) it is too short and 2) leaves little wiggle-room for biblical interpretation and 3) does not preach that the followers of the teachings of Jesus Christ should sit around waiting to die expecting God to overlook how the Biblical Children of God denigrate Gods greatest creation -Man. The American Bible truly is -an American Bible. God created Man, giving Man exceptional capabilities and competencies. God blessed America. Americans should thank God by showing appreciation for Gods Gifts and honoring Gods reasonable expectations. I was recently certi ed as a Doctor of Divinity for my work showing how the American Bible was incorporated into the U.S. Constitution and that the roots of America are planted rmly in the teachings of Jesus Christ. For a FREE copy of the American Bible please email: AmericanBible@ ChurchOfOurFoundingFathers.org By crossing the line between free speech and sedition, The Star and Ed McAteer seem to have violated -The United States Code 18 U.S.C. 2381 states: whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, ...adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason. In law, sedition is overt conduct, such as speech and organization, that is deemed by the legal authority to tend toward insurrection against the established order. Sedition often includes subversion of a constitution and incitement of discontent to lawful authority. To correct the impression of treason or sedition projected by Ed McAteers Special to The Star, an acceptable Mea Culpa could be: Publicly acknowledging and accepting the error of their misconceptions. Or, you can all talk to the U.S. Justice Department.John M. Comer, DDPort Saint Joe, Florida Letter to the EDITOR What did we do before we had the feature on our telephones that allows us to switch over to pick up another call? We got a busy signal. Those were the good old days I suppose. Call Waiting is one of those features that you are doomed if you do and doomed if you dont use it. The person you are talking to will more than likely be annoyed when you say, Hang on a minute, I have to answer this call. The person calling in might think you are just not answering the phone because they get a ringing sound, rather than a busy signal. Maybe things were easier with a party line when you could all talk together. Older folks still remember party lines where phone customers were sharing phone service lines. In other words folks had the same line. The way you knew the call was for you was by the pattern of the ring. However, if it wasnt for you, you could still listen in. Im not going to get into the possibility that we still do have party lines. The Call Waiting feature, along with Caller ID, the portable fax machine, touch tone telephones, solar cells and ber optic cables are attributable to important research of an African-American woman. This lady, Dr. Shirley Jackson was the rst African-American woman to earn her Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Im a scientist and I just found that out. Dr. Jackson, who is now in her late 60s, is the President of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, another university known for its excellence in science and engineering. Now I know It is interesting to me that an African-American woman invented call waiting. Why? As I have written before, my godmother, Phyllis, is a 93 year-old African-American. Its been about two years now since she called me by mistake and has continued to call me three to ve times a week. When my mother passed away, Phyllis and I decided that she should be my godmother. It has been a wonderful relationship, though I have never met her in person. Im a white guy who grew up in Alabama whose godmother is a 93 year-old African-American, with a little bit of Chickahominy Indian in her, who looks Puerto Rican. Those are almost the words she uses. Phyllis says, Im part Black, part Chickahominy Indian, but I have curly hair like a Puerto Rican. There was no menu to pick godmothers from when I needed one, but Im sure I got the best one. When she calls, she asks about the children, she asks how Im doing, and then she prays. There is no preacher, pastor or priest that can come even close to what comes out of Phyllis mouth. She quotes the Bible; she covers everything in The Blood. I enjoy listening to her. She tells me that she has some relatives who have told her to stop calling if all she is going to do is preach and pray. I tell her to, Bring it on, I want to hear it. She laughs and says, Precious Be His Name. This last weekend, Phyllis broke into an old hymn, There Is Power in the Blood. I sang with her. We laughed and talked about how we would make a good duet. Then Phyllis started praying, I could tell by the sound and tone and rhythm of her voice that I was in for a long one. It didnt bother me, when she does this, I just ask myself, Why me Lord, what have I ever done to deserve someone so wonderful. Well, about ve minutes into Phyllis prayer, I could hear the clicking on her line notifying her that someone was calling in. Quickly, I wondered, Will she take the other call in the middle of this long prayer? She did. She stopped right in the middle of her prayer, and said, Excuse me, I have take this call. While I waited, I thought about how she was going to come back in the middle of her prayer. Would she start right in? Would she forget she was praying? About three minutes later, the line clicked back over and Phyllis came back. There was a silence, and then Phyllis spoke. Pardon the interruption, Lord, I had to take that call. She then continued for another ve or so minutes right where she left off. I nd it interesting that an African-American woman invented Call Waiting, and that my godmother can put God on hold and come right back. Im pretty sure He didnt have a problem being put on hold by a 93 year-old African-American woman, who has a little Chickahominy Indian in her, who looks Puerto Rican and quotes the scripture better than any preacher who ever stood in a pulpit. Find more stories at www.CranksMyTractor. com. CRANKS MY TRACTORBN HeardCall waiting

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LocalThe Star| A5Thursday, September 12, 2013house, which long served as the county seat before the seat was moved to Port St. Joe. County attorney Jeremy Novak said there are maintenance issues which are pressing and in need of immediate remediation, including work to the basement, electrical and issues of mold. The county currently charges NFCD $1 per square foot for the 2,200 square foot building and noted that some of the more pressing work would be focused on the area NFCD currently inhabits. The county will also stop paying utility bills for the building as of Oct. 1. I have huge concerns about this, said Commissioner Joanna Bryan of any transfer to NFCD, adding there was some distance between leasing the space to address maintenance issues and turning over title to a county building. Gaskin initially broached a donation to her non-prot corporation as one means of transfer but after hearing resistance from the board suggested a lease, with a reversionary clause turning the property back over to the county in the event NFDC leaves. Gaskin said she would also insure public access to the building in the future. Ill take it on to save it, Gaskin said. Our corporation would do that. Ive done other hare-brained ideas that worked out. Among those, at least to some skeptics nearly a decade ago when she proposed it, was building a new school in Port St. Joe, a facility that opened last year. Gaskin noted NFCD operates in ve counties, has an overall budget that has grown from $400,000 to more than $4 million and that 70 percent of her operations are in Gulf County. As much as saving the courthouse entered the picture, so did maintaining her staff and operations in Gulf County. I need your support to continue to operate economically in this county, Gaskin said, adding that if forced she could move her headquarters to another county. I would hate to see it be closed. I dont want to see that happen. The building would continue to deteriorate. Commissioner Warren Yeager said he supported the move, though he wanted to see details. In theory I am in support of that move, Yeager said. We have looked at this in the past. Commissioner Ward McDaniel noted Gaskins track record of success. I have never seen you take on a project and not improve it. I think youll take this on and improve it, he said. Tan Smiley also voiced support, saying he did not see a big problem. But Bryan and Commissioner Carmen McLemore expressed reservations, particularly about giving up ownership of a county building. This is a critical issue to me, McLemore said. I am going to have to sit down and look at all corners of this. Bryan said she would like to see a written proposal, which Gaskin said had been drafted and would be provided to commissioners. Novak said he would work with Gaskin in sketching out a proposal to put before commissioners at their nal September meeting.Staff, board communicationsAs a third meeting devolved into debate over the Americus Ditch project, commissioners and staff spent nearly an hour heatedly dissecting communications and the dissemination of information between commissioners and staff. Americus Ditch, a $1 million project some six years old but the focus of questions raised by a resident and Bryan in recent months, was the launching pad for discussion on broader issues. Bryan, who has said from the outset her questions were less about one project and more about county bid policies, and county administrator Don Butler exchanged testy words regarding requests for information from Bryan and Butlers handling of those requests. Brad Bailey and later Ralph Rish spoke to the board about false statements they alleged were made from the podium by resident Bill Koran and Bryan, but for commissioners the discussion spun into a debate regarding the demands put on staff for information. By the end, commissioners had approved 4-1 with Bryan dissenting mandating that requests for information or work from county staff deemed by Butler to be outside the norms of current operations come to the board for approval. Bryan protested, saying the board should not be weighing in on how one commissioner asks for and receives information. It is not proper for the board to limit access to information to one commissioner, Bryan said. She was out-voted and out-voiced. We are a legislative body, Yeager said. We have to work as a board. There needs to be some kind of consistency on what we ask staff to do. We need to gure out how to move this county forward. We need to gure out how to get along and agree to disagree. I want to prevent us from moving backwards. We have been moving backwards for too long. Smiley said, We have got to work together. We have to respect one another. Respect goes a long way. Butler said there had never been a question over his 25 years that he would follow and implement board action. He said he would continue to do so. If it (the request) is legitimate, Ill do it and if it is not, this board will have to decide, Butler said. LIGHTHOUSE from page A1age to the door. Inside the gift shop, the male went behind the counter to the cash register but no items were reported stolen. The male suspect was described as white, thin in build, approximately 140 pounds, 5-5 in height with light to medium brown hair. He had long sideburns and was wearing a bandana. During the burglary he wore a light colored T-shirt with a design on the front left side and medium dark colored shorts. The second suspect was described as a white female, thin in build, approximately 85 pounds, 4-5 in height with shoulderlength blonde or light-brown hair. She wore a tank top shirt with a pair of light colored shorts. The third suspect was described as a white female, with a thin to medium build, approximately 135-145 pounds, and 5-5 in height. Her light to medium brown hair was approximately four inches past her shoulders in length. She wore blue shorts with a pink or red T-shirt and a white shirt visible, pulled beneath the outer shirt. Mexico Chief Police Chief Glenn Norris said that because of her build, he believes the third suspect to be athletic, maybe a cheerleader or soccer player. None of the suspects wore shoes and their ages are estimated to be between middle teens to early 20s. Pictures and video have been provided to the Gulf County Sheriffs Ofce. Mexico Beach authorities have asked for any help in identifying the suspects. Anonymous tips can be given to Crime Stoppers at 785-8477 and the Mexico Beach Police Department can be reached directly at 648-5984. BURGLARY from page A1SPECIAL TO TT HE STARMexico Beach police are seeking any information on the three suspects. mal opening, the Gulf Coast Hope Center, located in a front building on Scoggins Five Star Auto business, is thriving. We help somebody on an average of every single day, Scoggins said. Whether it is with an electric bill, a water bill or rent, a prescription or a meal, the Gulf Coast Hope Center offers a hand. After lling out a brief form, providing some contact information, the center and its staff tries to assist. The Rev. Joe Atkinson comes over from the Rescue Mission at least every Monday, more if needed, and the building has expanded from an ofce to include storage and other uses. We did that because we were having more and more requests, whether for food or clothing or utility bills, Scoggins said. Scoggins has also made several arrangements with local vendors, Billy Dixson Taxi Service and Durens Piggly Wiggly to provide transportation and food vouchers for the needy. He also kept his word on what the Hope Center would not be, Scoggins said. He may take from his pocket to provide a meal for someone in need, but there are no meals cooked or served at the Hope Center. Further, there is no dormitory or bedding for people to crash in Gulf County for the night. In fact, Scoggins said his arrangement with Dixson allows him to provide transportation as far as Panacea or Tallahassee. They are not sleeping under the bridge, Scoggins said of transients. They are more transients homeless people arent traveling to reach Port St. Joe. But we are providing them an opportunity to move on. He said his relationship with local law enforcement is stronger and that law enforcement contacts him regularly, regardless of time of night, when encountering those in need of a little hope. I would say that 90 percent of the people who were against this are for us now, Scoggins said. They have seen what we have done. The latest outreach effort came in the past two weeks when the Gulf Coast Hope Center joined with the Rescue Mission on the annual Klothes for Kids campaign. Consider it a Klothes for Kids of Gulf County. Scoggins not only received boxes upon boxes of clothes from local residents, he also received shelves of food. All of it went to local families and children. We helped 56 families and provided 140 kids with shoes and clothes for school, Scoggins said. This is a community that helps. Clothes remain. Those seeking assistance on clothes for children should call 229-7827 for an appointment. This has been a real extension of my ministry, it has been phenomenal, Scoggins said. I feel humbled to be able to help others. HHOPE from page A1 By TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star.com Enthusiasm was lacking, but the Board of County Commissioners approved a millage rate and 2013-14 budget during the rst public budget hearing Tuesday night. After commissioners discussed but failed to act on any substantive changes to the budget other than approving some departmentor agency-centric changes in cash carry forward they reluctantly approved a budget that will mean an 11.94 increase in the millage rate. A mill is equal to $1 for every $1,000 in taxable property value. The rollback rate, that rate at which the county would bring in the same property tax as the current scal year, is actually above the current millage rate, in part because of declining property values, so while the millage rate is up, the 11.94 percent does not reect true increases in revenue. The overall budget, which includes all sources of revenue including grants, will drop from $32.66 million last year to $30.542. Total property tax collections in the general fund would be $9.260 million, down from $9.389 million last year. The proposed aggregate millage, including general fund and re zones, is 6.8740. The current millage is 6.0553 and the rollback rate is 6.1408. But commissioners were not satised they were able to wring all excess from the budget and with one more budget hearing, 5:01 p.m. ET Sept. 24, they stated a desire to nd more savings. Weve cut to the point that I dont know if we can cut anymore, but we still have time to reduce it, Commissioner Warren Yeager said. I would still like this thing to be closer to where we are at now. Commissioner Ward McDaniel suggested, and commissioners heeded, going back and looking line by line at the department and agency budgets. He said in perusing those lines he found areas of potential savings increases in spending he questioned while acknowledging individual savings might not amount to huge sums. But taken together, McDaniel argued, the budget could be further reduced. He asked staff to assemble justication for areas where commissioners had questions. Just to jump these increases in there without justifying them, I dont know about that, McDaniel said. We have a duty to pinch every penny we can. We are netuning now. Commissioners did discuss two issues that loomed over this years budget process as the county faced shrinking revenues, but took no action for the coming year. A proposal to add 5 cents to local gas tax to relieve some of the property tax burden from landll operational costs was a non-starter, in large measure because of the deadline having passed for implementing the tax for the coming scal year. Yeager said it was the right thing to do and urged his fellow commissioners to keep the issue on the burner for next year, but two commissioners voiced opposition. Commissioner Carmen McLemore said the price of gas was already too high, that local gas taxes were already lofty and any further addition would be a hardship on citizens. I am not in support of it, Commissioner Joanna Bryan echoed. Yeager also broached mandatory garbage, saying it was too late to move on the issue and realize savings for next year, but urging that the BOCC at least begin the process, likely lengthy, to institute mandatory pickup. We need to start the process, Yeager said. We will still be able to vote up or down on mandatory pickup. At the end of the day (mandatory pickup) solves a whole lot of problems. It will also save the taxpayer money. McLemore has opposed a move to mandatory pickup and a referendum to implement a sales tax to fund mandatory garbage pickup was pushed to November 2014 due to opposition to mandatory garbage on the board. However, McDaniel seemed to be backing off his opposition, noting that both cities have mandatory garbage collection and that the move would likely not hurt anyone. We are going to have to cross the bridge sooner or later, and Id rather it be sooner, McDaniel said. County administrator Don Butler was charged with continuing to explore options with both cities and examining whether the county could extend its current contract, which expires early next year, by a few months to coincide with the expiration of Port St. Joes contract. Port St. Joes vendor is Waste Pro; the countys Waste Management; the city of Wewahitchka contracts with Parker Sanitation. But linking up with the cities, it was suggested, a better overall rate for all county residents could be negotiated.WEwW AHITCHKA HEALTH sSERVICEsSSacred Heart Health Systems has announced it will open the Wewahitchka Health Department primary care facility Sept. 23. The facility has been without primary care services since the end of June while the transition to Sacred Heart was unfolding. The facility will be open 7 a.m. until 4 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, with lab and x-ray services continuing to be provided on Fridays. An Open House will be 7:308:30 a.m. CT on Sept. 23. County continues to look at millage increaseWe need to start the process (of mandatory garbage pickup). We will still be able to vote up or down on mandatory pickup. At the end of the day (it) solves a whole lot of problems. It will also save the taxpayer money.CCommissioner Warren Yeager

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Monday-Thursday7AM-6PM(EST) Friday-Saturday7AM-7PM(EST) BWOHuntingHeadquarters: CAMOARRIVINGDAILY WEEKLYALMANAC ST.JOSEPHBAY APALACHICOLABAY,WESTPASS TIDETABLESMONTHLYAVERAGESTondthetidesofthefollowingareas,subtracttheindicatedtimes fromthesegivenforAPALACHICOLA: HIGH LOW CatPoint Minus0:40 Minus1:17 EastPass Minus0:27 Minus0:27 Tondthetidesofthefollowingareas,subtracttheindicatedtimes fromthosegivenforCARRABELLE: HIGH LOW BaldPoint Minus9:16 Minus0:03 SponsortheWEEKLYALMANACCall Today!227-7847 Date HighLow%Precip Thu,Sept.1287 72 0% Fri,Sept.1389 7430% Sat,Sept.1486 7330% Sun,Sept.1586 7330% Mon,Sept.1685 7330% Tues,Sept.1785 7360% Wed,Sept.1884 7160% By VALERIE GARMAN747-5076 | @valeriegarman vgarman@pcnh.com PANAMA CITY BEACH Recreational anglers will enjoy a second taste of red snapper in Floridas Gulf waters this year. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved an Oct. 1-21 supplemental season for red snapper in state waters at a meeting Thursday. State waters in the Gulf span nine nautical miles from the shoreline. While the season is good news for private anglers, Pam Anderson, the operational manager at Capt. Andersons Marina in Panama City Beach, said charter boats that hold a federal reef sh permit still cannot harvest snapper in state waters when the federal season is closed. Right now, it will help all of the private anglers for sure, and it will help all the charter boats that dont have the federal reef sh permits like we do, Anderson said. Between the charter boats and the dive boats, we have about 25 that do have federal reef sh permits. Theyll be able to sh; they just wont be able to harvest red snapper in state waters when (the season) is open. However, Anderson said theyre still hopeful. The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, which manages the species in federal waters, also is considering a fall snapper season but has yet to nalize the plans. The council met in San Antonio last week but decided to delay the decision after new information about landings during the 2013 recreational red snapper season showed preliminary catch estimates were higher than expected. If this data is true, it will likely be good for us in the long run, said Anderson, who expressed frustration with the delayed decision. We have so many customers right now waiting to hear whether snapper will be open Oct. 1 through 21, she said. If people know its open far enough in advance, it will bring folks to town. We de nitely want them to have the time to make plans. U.S. Rep. Steve Southerland commended the FWC for approving a fall snapper season and encouraged federal shery managers to do the same. This decision is right for our shermen, its good for our coastal economies and its based on undeniable science showing a growing and healthy red snapper shery, Southerland said in a news release Thursday. I am hopeful that the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will respond in a similarly responsible fashion and open a fall season in federal waters, as well. Additionally, the FWC eliminated a Feb. 1-March 31 closure affecting several grouper species in the Gulf of Mexico, including black, red, red hind, rock hind, scamp, yellow n and yellowmouth. According to of cials, the closure originally was adopted as an effort to rebuild the gag grouper populations during spawning season, but gag grouper now has a separate harvest season from July 1 through Dec. 3.Special to The Star The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) at its commission meeting last week passed a rule prohibiting the importation of live captive deer into Florida from out-of-state sources. The rule was passed in an effort to reduce the chances of chronic wasting disease (CWD) being introduced into the state. Eighteen other states, including Georgia and Alabama, also prohibit the importation of live cervids (deer, elk and moose). CWD is not known to affect people but is a contagious neurological disease affecting cervids. It is always fatal, and there is no known cure or vaccine. So far, the disease has been discovered in 22 states, two Canadian provinces and in South Korea. To implement the decision immediately, the FWC also issued an executive order prohibiting importation of cervids effective Sept. 6. The order includes limited exemptions for reindeer and zoos. The Commission also directed the executive director to create a working group to include the industry to develop other measures to safeguard the state from CWD. If these other measures are determined to be suf cient to adequately reduce risk, the Commission gives the executive director authority to then allow importation. Since the beginning of May, the FWC has received much public comment on this and answered questions and concerns. During this process, those who have deer farms and hunting preserves hunters and conservationists provided suggestions for additional prevention measures to consider. The Commission used this important feedback to guide its decision making. For more information on chronic wasting disease, this rule and the CWD Alliance, go to MyFWC.com/ CWD. To see the executive order, go to MyFWC.com/About and select Inside FWC then Executive Director.Special to The StarTALLAHASSEE Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission announced four additional license-free shing days. Floridas license-free shing days are the perfect opportunity for people to try, or introduce a friend to, some of the nest shing in the world. Floridas recreational freshwater and saltwater shing industry has an $8.9 billion economic impact and events like these help grow the industry even more. Im excited that the FWC has adopted four more license-free shing days for a total of eight days per year. These days are a great way to introduce more Floridians to the lifetime sport of shing, Scott said. Florida currently offers the public four license-free shing days per year, where the requirement to have a recreational shing license is waived for residents and visitors. Saltwater licensefree shing days this year were on June 1 and Sept. 1 and freshwaters were April 6 and June 8. During its Sept. 5 meeting, the FWC added four more license-free shing days to the calendar, and the Florida Legislature approved this increase earlier this year. The additional saltwater license-free shing days will be Oct. 12 and Nov. 30 and additional freshwater license-free days will be Nov. 29 and Dec. 28. The commission also set dates for 2014 and beyond. All eight days will now fall on the same day of the week from year to year, allowing potential anglers to plan shing trips in advance. For 2014 and beyond, the following dates will be license-free shing days: Saltwater: First Saturday and Sunday in June; rst Saturday in September; Saturday following Thanksgiving. Freshwater: First Saturday and Sunday in April; second Saturday and Sunday in June To make these events accessible to as many people as possible, the FWC planned these dates around holiday weekends and national events and National Fishing and Boating Week. Highlighted by signi cant national media coverage and public events, National Fishing and Boating Week promotes boating and shing across the country as fun and healthy outdoor activities. Plan your shing experience today, but dont forget, all other regulations such as seasons, size limits and bag limits still apply on these days. Visit MyFWC. com/Fishing to learn more about saltwater and freshwater shing in Florida. Star Staff ReportThe Port St. Joe Marina will hold its rst Queen sh Tournament on Sept. 21. The in-shore competition will require a $50 entry fee for boats and the winner will take home a guaranteed rst place prize of $500. Register in advance at the Marina, Half Hitch or Bluewater Outriggers. All registrants receive a Queen sh Tournament T-shirt. Marina Dockhand Haleigh McDaniel coordinated the event and said she was excited to bring another tournament to Port St. Joe. It might be called the Queen sh Tournament, but its not just for women, she said. The Captains Meeting for the tournament will take place on Sept. 20 at the marina. Festivities will include a cookout, tournament registration and raf es. Prizes will include Half Hitch gift cards, shing rods, a two-night stay on Blacks Island and more to be announced.Scott, FWC add license-free shing days to calendarEmail outdoors news to tcroft@ star .com Page 6 Thursday, September 12, 2013 OUTDOORSwww.starfl.comSection Section A SPONSORED BY Inshore/Bay Offshore/BottomGag grouper are starting to show up in shallow water this week. Good reports from Mexico Beach and south of the cape are coming in daily. Live pin fish or now, live finger mullet are great baits and plentiful still. Kingfish are still hanging out around near shore structures and in the channels as well. A few flounder have been caught in 20 ft of water this week, so the fall feeding patterns are taking effect. Redfish have invaded our coast this week and the past weekend. Many good slot-sized fish have been caught under the George Tapper Bridge using all types of bait. However, tides will be a factor here. Scallops are still plentiful as we enter into the last month of the season. Presnells channel, the pot holes and the dog end channel are all holding good sized shells right now.Port St. Joe Marina to host queen sh tourneyFWC passes rule prohibiting importation of deerFWC approves fall snapper season FWC | Special to The Star Like us on THE PORT ST. JOE STAR

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PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA SPORTS www.starfl.com ASectionStar Staff ReportAs the season gets underway this week, the Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School cross country team is raising funds. As a non-revenue sport, cross country must support itself, so from 3-6 p.m. ET Friday, Sept. 13, enjoy a low-country boil at Frank Pate Park courtesy of the cross country program. For $10, guests will receive a half-pound of shrimp, corn and potatoes. We have almost 30 kids out this year, which is great, said Derek Kurnitsky, who coaches the boys team; Sandy Quinn coaches the girls. We have 24 state titles in sports here because we all coach together, Kurnitsky said. We promote two-sport athletes. The promotion is borne out in cross country, where athletes from soccer, boys and girls basketball and baseball are competing. Its a great way for the athletes to stay in shape, Kurnitsky said. They are running to help cross country and also helping other sports as well. The rst meet of the season was Wednesday at Cottondale.Star Staff ReportFifth-year Coach Gary Hindley held his initial organizational meeting for the Port St. Joe Jr./ Sr. High School soccer program last week, welcoming 45 players, 25 boys and 20 girls. Practice for the coming season of cially opens Oct. 7 for the Lady Tiger Sharks and Oct. 14 for the Tiger Sharks. The boys return 14 players, six starters, from a team that nished 13-3-1 overall last year, 7-01 in District 1-1A. Among the returnees is junior forward Marcel Duarte and senior mid elder Drew Lacour, each an all-District player last year. Duarte, who led the entire Bay/Franklin/Gulf area in scoring last year, notched 32 goals and has 59 for his career. The school record is 72 goals held by JMason Ray (2007-10). Lacour is closing in the school record for assists. He has 22, trailing school record holder Daniel May (2008-11) by ve. It will be hard to replace our ve graduating players, four of which earned all-District honors, but it will be exciting to see how far our younger players have developed and progressed, Hindley said. We will be missing our outstanding starting goalkeeper from last year (Tucker Smith, 1.257 GAA) and three of our starting defenders, so putting that back in place during early season will be our priority. The Tiger Sharks will host a preseason Jamboree on Nov. 2, before opening the regular season at North Bay Haven in Panama City on Nov. 19. The Lady Tiger Shark booters return 13 players from last years 10-6-1 squad. Eight of those were consistent starters, including allDistrict players junior Christian Laine (3 goals, 2 assists), senior defender Brittney Shoemaker (3,5) and junior mid elder Haley Wood (1,4), along with forwards Lexie McGhee (8,1) and Allie Strippling (3, 2), both seniors, and sophomore Kathleen Rish (13). We will be a young squad overall, so we will have to depend on our few experienced players to hold us together, until the younger players get the concepts of playing at this level, said Hindley, who has a 75-47-10 record at Port St. Joe. The Lady Tiger Sharks will also host a Preseason Jamboree on Oct. 26, before also opening at North Bay Haven on Nov. 19. Coach Hindley will once again be assisted by third-year coach Eli Duarte. Star Staff ReportThe Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School varsity and junior varsity volleyball teams split a pair of games last week. The Lady Tiger Sharks opened the week on the road against North Bay Haven Charter Academy out of Panama City. The junior varsity played rst and played hard, but North Bay Haven won the match in straight-sets, 17-25 and 18-25. Ashely Kennedy, Halie Jasinski and Brooklynn Quinn were 100 percent from the serving line, but team errors in passing were too much to overcome, said Coach Wayne Taylor. The varsity team took the oor and pulled out a hard fought victory in three ve sets, 18-25, 26-24, 25-14, 19-25, 15-12. Junior Shannon Pridgeon led the team in kills with eight. Sophomore Callie Fleshren and junior Haley Wood led the team in serving with 100 percent, and Stephanie Brinkmeier, a junior, led in service aces with nine. Their season record now stands at 3-0. The Port St Joe junior varsity had an impressive victory over Bay High two nights later. Port St Joe won the match in two sets, 25-13 and 25-12. Teiyahna Hutchinson led the team in attacks and kills with ve kills for an 83 percent ef ciency rating. Halie Jasinski led the team in service aces with eight and was 94 percent from the service line. The junior varsity is now 2-1. The varsity girls were not as fortunate, dropping their rst match of the year. It was a hard fought match and could have gone either way, Taylor said of the set scores 2520, 10-25, 23-25 and 19-25. Haley Wood was perfect from the serving line, and Callie Fleshren led the team in kills with six. The Lady Tiger Sharks struggled from the service line with only 82 percent accuracy. I thought the girls played hard and had a good match. We are working on a system one piece at a time. Its starting to come together and this is a great group of girls, Taylor said. The Lady Tiger Sharks won at Wewahitchka on Monday, with the junior varsity winning in three sets and the varsity in four. Celeste Chiles was 100 percent from the service line with three aces for the junior varsity while Hutchinson had six kills on eight attacks. Wood was 100 percent from the service line with 12 serves, four for aces, and had three kills for the varsity. The Lady Tiger Sharks were led in kills by Pridgeon with nine on 32 attempts. Overall, the team had 31 kills on 136 attempts. Team serving percentage has improved to 89 percent. We have to get our serving percentage into the mid to upper 90 percent range, Taylor said. However, I am very pleased with the way we continue to scrap and pull out wins in the fourth and fth sets. It says a lot about their determination and stamina. The varsity is 4-1, 1-0 in district play. Tonight, Port St. Joe will be home Bozeman. JV starts at 6 p.m. and varsity follows at about 7 p.m. ET.Star Staff ReportThe Wewahitchka Gators football team had a lead and the ball in the fourth quarter and couldnt hold on to either. Cottondale (2-0) scored a late touchdown to tie the game and won it with a touchdown in the rst overtime to secure a 22-14 win over Wewahitchka (0-2). The Gators scored early on a 13 rushing touchdown from junior fullback Javar Hill and added a second-half touchdown to cement a 14-6 advantage after Hill broke a 46-yard touchdown run. Peter Setterich converted after-point kicks following each Gator touchdown. But the Hornets scored late in the fourth quarter and added a two-point conversion to knot the game during regular time and did the same in the rst overtime for the win. Wewahitchka had two touchdowns, one in the rst half and another in the fourth quarter, called back on holding penalties. Hill nished with 128 yards and two touchdowns on 17 carries and Rashard Ranie also eclipsed 100 yards with 14 carries for 112 yards. Ranie was 3 for 9 through the air for 52 yards and one interception. Issac Madrid caught two passes for 38 yards for the Gators. Tanner Harden had one catch for 14 yards and Jonathan Palmer added 25 rushing yards on 10 carries. Tad Gaskin had an interception for Wewahitchka.By TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com Port St. Joe coach Chuck Gannon praised his team for playing three-and-a-half tough quarters. Those nal minutes, however, were game-changers. The host Tiger Sharks (1-1) played a bigger, faster, deeper Bay High (2-0) to a near-draw over the rst three periods but seemed to run out of steam in the nal quarter in losing 19-0 at Shark Field. Neither team managed much offense, but the Tornadoes converted the few opportunities provided to escape with a win in a contest far closer than the score. This is about what I expected, Bay coach Jimmy Longerbeam said. We saw on lm that they are a well-coached team that plays hard. They played very hard. Take your hat off to them. One week after the Tiger Sharks carved up more than 400 yards of total offense, the teams could not combine for that amount. Bay totaled 293 yards, 88 of that coming on 27 tough carries by Raekwon Webb. Quarterback Xavier Longerbeam passed for 183 yards, 96 on a single nal-period play. We played hard, lights out, Gannon said. We made them earn everything they got. We played hard, physical football. I am happy for the kids. Port St. Joe never found any offensive rhythm, particularly the two times they had the ball in Bay territory with a chance to strike. The Tiger Sharks rushed for 44 yards and added just 14 in the air. We played great defense, Longerbeam said. We were in the red zone a couple of times and they made the plays, so credit to them. We came out healthy and came out with a win. We just need to keep rolling ahead. In a rst half dominated by punt teams, Port St. Joe had the rst chance when a fumbled snap on a Bay punt put the Tiger Sharks in business at the Tornado 16. Port St. Joe could go nowhere a slant pass from Drew Lacour to Dwayne Griggs inside the 5 was broken up and Bay stopped Port St. Joe on downs. An 8-yard punt by Griggs who would leave the game in third quarter with a concussion after a violent collision while on defense just past the midpoint in the second quarter gave Bay the rst scoring opportunity. The Tornadoes took over at the Tiger Shark 23 and Webb picked the yardage up in three carries, scoring from the 4. The extra point by Blake Whitmire made it 7-0. At halftime, the teams had combined for just 104 yards. The theme continued through the rst nine minutes of the second half before Bay took over at its 27. The Tornadoes, with Port St. Joe appearing to tire a bit, marched 73 yards in 14 plays, consuming 7:12 of the clock. Webb slipped outside and through two tacklers on a 15-yard jaunt to score; the extra point was off and it was 13-0. Port St. Joe was three-and-out before a wild series of plays led to Bays nal touchdown. The Tornadoes failed to move and faced a third-and-11 at their 23. A middle screen from the younger Longerbeam to Markeis Goodman appeared to break wide open for the touchdown, but the play was called back for an illegal block. Bay was also hit with an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty protesting the call. From the 4, Longerbeam found Michael Lay eld in the deep middle of the eld. Lay eld turned outside past his defender and was gone for a 96-yard touchdown. The extra point kick again missed, and the clock melted away without any further offense. We had a couple of series where we probably needed to score because we werent going to get many chances against them, Gannon said. We played hard for three-and-a-half quarters, and we just kind of died a little at the end. But we had guys playing offense, defense, special teams, who didnt come off the eld. I thought we played really hard. Gators fall in overtimePSJ cross country to host low-country boilPSJ varsity takes 2 of 3 on volleyball court Page 7 Thursday, September 12, 2013FILE PHOTOSThe school career scoring record is within sight for junior Marcel Duarte.COURTESY OF WAYNE TAYLOR | Special to The StarThe Port St. Joe defense, seen in action against Wewahitchka, allowed just 124 yards during the rst 24 minutes of play against Bay. 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LocalA8 | The Star Thursday, September 12, 2013 SPECIALADVERTISEMENTFEATURE 2013WORLDRESERVEMONETARYEXCHANGEINC.8000FREEDOMAVE.,N.CANTONOH44720VaultBagsloadedwithU.S.GovtissuedcoinsareupforgrabsasthousandsofU.S.residentsstandtomissthedeadlinetoclaimthemoney;nowanyresidentofFloridawhofindstheirzipcodelistedbelowgetstoclaimthebagsofmoneyforthemselvesand keepanyvaluablecoinsfoundinsidebycoveringtheVaultBagfeewithinthenext2days PORTST.JOEAREARESIDENTSCASHIN:PicturedaboveandprotectedbyarmedguardsaretheOverstuffedMoneyBagscontaining10individualVaultBagsfullofmoneythateveryoneistryingtoget.ThatsbecauseeachVaultBagisknowntocontainover100 U.S.Govtissuedcoinssomedatingbacktotheearly1900s.StatezipcodesdeterminewhogetsfreeSilvercoins FLORIDA-Thephonelinesareringing offthehook. Thatsbecauseforthenext2daysVaultBagscontainingvaluableU.S.Govtissuedcoinsareactuallybeinghandedoverto PortSt.Joearearesidentswhofindtheir zipcodelistedintodayspublication. Nowthatthebagsofmoneyareup forgrabsFloridaresidentsareclaiming asmanyastheycangetbeforetheyreall gone.ThatsbecauseaftertheVaultBags wereloadedwithover100U.S.Govtissuedcoinsthebagsweresealedforgood. But,wedoknowthatsomeofthecoins dateclearbacktotheearly1900s,including:Silver,scarce,highlycollectible,and currentlycirculatingU.S.Govtissued nickels,dimesandquarterdollars,so theresnotellingwhatyoullfinduntilyou sortthroughallthecoins,saidTimothy J.Shissler,ChiefNumismatistfortheprivateWorldReserve. Theonlythingresidentsneedtodois findtheirzipcodeontheDistributionList printedintodayspublication.Iftheirzipcodeisonthelist,theyneedtoimmediate-lycalltheNationalClaimHotlinebefore the2-dayorderdeadlineends. Everyonewhodoesisbeinggiventhe 90%pureSilverWalkingLibertycoinfor freejustbycoveringthefeeforeachVaultBagloadedwithover100U.S.Govtissuedcoinsforonly$99eachaslongastheycall beforethedeadlineends. Sincethisadvertisingannouncement cantstopdealersandcollectorsfrom hoardinganyofthevaluablecoinsthey cangettheirhandson,theWorldReserve hadtosetastrictlimitoftenVaultBags perresident. Coinvaluesalwaysfluctuateandthere areneveranyguarantees,butthosewho getinonthisnowwillbethereallysmart ones.Justthinkwhatsomeofthesecoins couldbeworthsomeday,saidShissler. EachVaultBagisloadedinpartwith highlysoughtaftercollectorcoinsdating clearbacktothe1900sincludinga90% pureSilverWalkingLibertyHalfDollar,anEisenhowerDollar,someofthelastevermintedU.S.Dollars,KennedyHalfDollars,SilverMercuryDimes,rarelyseenLibertyVNickels,nearly100yearoldBuffaloNickelsandabigscoopofunsearchedcur-rentlycirculatingU.S.Govtissuednickels,dimesandquarterdollars. Werebracingforallthecallsbecause therearejusthoursleftforresidentsto gettheSilverWalkingLibertycoinfree, hesaid. So,PortSt.Joearearesidentslucky enoughtofindtheirzipcodelistedintodayspublicationneedtoimmediatelycall theNationalClaimHotlinesbeforethe2-daydeadlineendstogettheSilverWalkingLibertycoinfree.Iflinesarebusykeeptrying,allcallswillbeanswered. LOADEDWITHOVER100COINS:Thephonelinesareringingoffthehook. ThatsbecausethousandsofsealedVault Bagseachloadedwithover100U.S.Govt issuedcoinssomedatingbacktotheearly 1900sincluding:Silver,scarce,highlycollectible,andcurrentlycirculatingcoinsarebeing handedovertoPortSt.Joearearesidents. HowtoclaimthebagsofU.S.Govtissuedcoins:Readtheimportantinformation listedbelowaboutclaimingtheVaultBags.ThencalltheNationalClaimHotlinebeforethe2-day deadlineendsat: 1-888-282-6742 FREE: WALKINGLIBERTY REDBOOKCOLLECTOR VALUE$15to$325 ENLARGEDTOSHOW DETAIL.YEARVARIES 1916-1947 VALUABLE: 90%PURE SILVER Whogetstoclaimthebagsofmoney: ThousandsofU.S.residentsstandtomissthedeadlinetoclaimthemoney.Now PortSt.Joearearesidentswhofindthefirsttwodigitsoftheirzipcodelistedintodayspublicationandbeatthe2-daydeadline gettoclaimthebagsofmoneyforthemselvesandkeepalltheU.S.Govtissuedcoinsfoundinside. Ikeepcallingandcantgetthrough: ThatsbecauseeachVaultBagisguaranteedtocontainafreeSilverWalkingLiberty coinandjustthatonecoinalonecouldbeworth$15-$325incollectorvalue.Sothousandsofresidentsarecallingtoclaim asmanyVaultBagsastheycangetbeforetheyreallgone.Infact,sincetheVaultBagfeeisjust$99everyoneisclaimingas manybagsastheycanbeforethedeadlineends.Soiflinesarebusykeeptrying,allcallswillbeanswered. HowmucharetheVaultBagsworth: Coinvaluesalwaysfluctuateandthereareneveranyguarantees,buthereswhy FloridaresidentsareclaimingasmanyVaultBagsastheycangetbeforetheyreallgone.AftertheVaultBagswereloadedwith over100U.S.Govtissuedcoinsincluding:Silver,scarce,highlycollectible,andabigscoopofunsearchedcurrentlycirculating U.S.Govtissuedcoinsthebagsweresealedforgood.Butwedoknowthatsomeofthecoinsdatebacktothe1900s.That meanstheresnotellingwhatyoullfinduntilyousortthroughallthecoins.Soyoubetterbelieveatjust$99theVaultBagfee isarealstealsincethefreeSilverWalkingLibertycoinalonecouldbeworthfrom$15to$325incollectorvalue. AretheSilverWalkingLibertycoinsreallyFree: Yes.AllPortSt.Joearearesidentswhobeatthe2-daydeadlineare instantlybeingawardedaSilverWalkingLibertycoinissuedbytheU.S.Govtbetween1916-1947freewitheachVaultBag theyclaim. WhyistheVaultBagfeesolow: BecausethousandsofU.S.residentshavemissedthedeadlinetoclaimthemoneythe WorldReservehasre-allocatedVaultBagsthatwillbescheduledtobesentoutinthenext2days.Thatmeansthemoneyisup forgrabsandnowanyresidentwhofindsthefirsttwodigitsoftheirzipcodeontheDistributionListbelowgetstoclaimthebags ofmoneyforthemselvesandkeepalltheU.S.Govtissuedcoinsfoundinside.EachVaultBagfeeissetat$149forresidentswho missthe2daydeadline,butforthosewhobeatthe2-daydeadlinetheVaultBagfeeisjust$99aslongastheycalltheNational ClaimHotlinebeforethedeadlineendsat: 1-888-282-6742 .P6463AOF17342R-1 FLORIDA2013DISTRIBUTIONNOTICE: SSB2068 W OHO SD TEGRALNE S EIRAR VAE. YLIATED 7419-6119 :LEBALUAV RE PU%90 ERVSIL :REEF YTERIB LGINKLAW R OTCELLOK COOD BER 5 1E $ULAV to 532 $ SSB2068 THEWORLDRESERVEMONETARYEXCHANGE,INC.ISNOTAFFILIATEDWITHTHEU.S.MINT,U.S.GOVT,ABANKORANYGOVTAGENCY.IFFORANYREASONWITHIN10DAYS(OR 30DAYSFORNVRESIDENTS)OFRECEIVINGYOURPRODUCTYOUAREDISSATISFIEDWITHYOURPURCHASE,RETURNTHEENTIREPRODUCTFORAREFUNDLESSSHIPPINGAND RETURNPOSTAGE.NORETURNSIFSEALISBROKEN.INSUREDMAILISSTRONGLYRECOMMENDED.THEWORLDRESERVEISNOTRESPONSIBLEFORLOSTRETURNSHIPMENTS. 1-R24371 OFA364P6 UNITEDSTATESZIPCODEDISTRIBUTIONLIST Alabama 35,36 Alaska 99 Arizona 85,86 Arkansas 71,72 California N/A Colorado 80,81 Connecticut 06 Delaware 19 Florida 32,33,34 Georgia 30,31,39 Hawaii 96 Idaho 83 Illinois 60,61,62 Indiana 46,47 Iowa 50,51,52 Kansas 66,67 Kentucky 40,41,42 Louisiana 70,71 Maine 03,04 Maryland 20,21Massachusetts01,02,05 Michigan 48,49 Minnesota 55,56 Mississippi 38,39 Missouri 63,64,65 Montana 59 Nebraska 68,69 Nevada 88,89NewHampshire03 NewJersey 07,08 NewMexico 87,88 NewYork 00,10,11,12 13,14 NorthCarolina 27,28 NorthDakota 58 Ohio 41,43,44,45 Oklahoma 73,74 Oregon 97 Pennsylvania 15,16,17, 18,19 RhodeIsland 02SouthCarolina29SouthDakota57 Tennessee 37,38 Texas 75,76,77 78,79,88 Utah 84 Vermont N/A Virginia 20,22,23,24 Washington 98,99 WestVirginia 24,25,26 Wisconsin 53,54 Wyoming 82,83WashingtonDC20

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By WES LOCHER229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star .com Theres a reason Juan Ponce de Leon named Florida after the Spanish word for ower. When he landed, they were everywhere. Local artists Leslie Wentzell and Dolores Lowery were two of 500 artists chosen from across the state of Florida to participate in Miami artist, Xavier Cortadas, living garden exhibit, aptly named FLOR500. The participatory art, nature and history project was designed to commemorate Floridas quincentennial. The project gave viewers a glimpse of what the states landscape was like 500 years ago. For historical accuracy the organizers of the exhibit worked with scientists to identify 500 native wild owers that were around when de Leon landed. The selection was divided into eight regions and represents each of the states 67 counties. The Region One gallery, which contained entrants from Northwest Florida, has been on exhibit in Tallahassee at the 621 Gallery, the Bay County Library and most recently, the Amelia Center Gallery at Gulf Coast State College in Panama City. Lowery owns and operates the Seagrass Gallery out of The Grove in Mexico Beach and was one of the rst artists to enter the participatory exhibition. She heard about the project through the Society of Expressive Artists (SEA) and submitted a work of art for consideration. A month letter she received her acceptance letter and was provided a list of not-chosen owers to choose from for the gallery. Wentzell, operator of The Artery studio in Port St. Joe heard about the project through the Gulf Alliance for Local Arts (GALA) and said she found the idea intriguing, especially since there was no free for artists, a rare thing when it comes to exhibits. Each artist was to create a work of art of a ower from their region. Though Lowery could have chosen a Trivia Fun with Wilson Casey, Guinness World Record Holder from Woodruff, S.C., is published in more than 500 newspapers across the country and is a weekly feature in The Port St. Joe Star. 1) In the early 1400s what was the Mongol prince, Ulugh Beg, considered as the worlds greatest? Singer, Shoemaker, Astronomer, Swimmer 2) What was a man called who supported the feminist movement of the mid 1800s? Aunt Nancy, Bean Boy, Pie-maker, Cousin Sue 3) In 1974 who was on the rst-ever cover of People magazine? Mia Farrow, Gloria Vanderbilt, Faye Dunaway, Amanda Blake 4) 90% of the licorice imported into the U.S. is used by what industry? Glue, Tobacco, Candy, Juice 5) From the nursery rhyme what did Tom, Tom, the pipers son steal? Cow, Goat, Pony, Pig 6) What was the last name of Typhoid Mary, the cook who spread the disease? Evans, Mallon, Anderson, Cranford 7) What number from the last-row was JFK assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald, captured at the Texas Theatre? Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth 8) Where was the telescope invented and rst used as a war weapon to spy on enemy ships? Netherlands, Spain, Italy, Greece 9) The Wicked Witch of which direction is/was attened by a house in The Wizard of Oz? North, South, East, West 10) Who was the rst person to win two Nobel Prizes? Alfred Nobel, John Bardeen, Linus Pauling, Marie Curie 11) Of these which can jump 30,000 times without stopping? Frog, Cricket, Flea, Grasshopper 12) What main river ows through Rome, Italy? Euphrates, Tiber, Danube, Tigre 13) From The Andy Grif th Show what year was Andy a graduate of Mayberry Union High? 1940, 1945, 1950, 1955 14) In what year were Bonnie and Clyde ambushed and killed by a posse of police of cers? 1926, 1934, 1942, 1951 ANSWERS 1) Astronomer. 2) Aunt Nancy. 3) Mia Farrow. 4) Tobacco. 5) Pig. 6) Mallon. 7) Third. 8) Netherlands. 9) East. 10) Marie Curie. 11) Flea. 12) Tiber. 13) 1945. 14) 1934. COMMUNITY www.starfl.comThursday, September 12, 2013 BPage 1SectionTrivia FunWilson CaseyWC@Trivia Guy.com By TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com The Mexico Beach Civic Association will again this year be a part of the Ocean Conservancys movement for Trash Free Seas when the 28th annual International Coastal Cleanup takes place next weekend. The cleanup at Mexico Beach will begin at 8:30 a.m. CT on Saturday, Sept. 21 at Sunset Park. The cleanup will continue until 10:30 a.m. This is a great family activity, said Jane Mathis of the Mexico Beach Civic Association. Meet some new people! Just show up; there is no need to register ahead of time. The Mexico Beach volunteers join hundreds of thousands across the globe who participate in this annual event. The International Coast Cleanup is the worlds largest volunteer effort to help protect our ocean, lakes and rivers. Volunteers spend a few hours removing trash and debris from beaches, lakes, and rivers keeping track of every piece of trash they nd. Ocean Conservancy uses that information to produce an annual snapshot of the problem of marine debris. In the past 27 years, more than 9.6 million volunteers have removed 160 million pounds of trash from roughly 330,000 miles of coastline and waterways in 153 countries and locations. Last year volunteers picked up a quantity of trash equivalent to the weight of 10 jumbo jets, which demonstrates the more people who come out, the bigger impact we can have, said Nicholas Mallos, marine JANE MATHIS | Special to The StarThirty-seven volunteers picked up more than 800 pounds of trash in 2012 along the coast of Mexico Beach.Cleaning the oceans 28th annual International Coastal Cleanup kicks off next weekend By WES LOCHER229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star .com Art in Port St. Joe has just received an upgrade. Five years ago Patti Blaylock, Dana Boyer and Nancy Swider successfully operated the Taste of the Coast Committee, a group whose art shows and auctions were paired with area restaurants for tastings to raise awareness for the burgeoning Gulf Coast art community. While in operation they gave more than $25,000 in scholarships to up-and-coming artists and artbased facilities working alongside the Gulf County Chamber of Commerce, the Gulf Alliance for Local Arts and the Gulf County Scholarship Committee. While the group disbanded four years ago, the members recently discovered $1,900 left over in the account and were able to award two nal scholarships. One went to art teacher Julie Hodges, the other to Leslie Wentzell of the local studio, The Artery. Hodges, the art teacher at Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School used her scholarship to purchase additional supplies for her Art 2 class. I was pleasantly surprised, said Hodges when she was noti ed that shed be receiving funds from the group. I had been making a wish list just in case I found extra funding. With her portion of the scholarship she was able to buy tabletop easels, stretched canvases, artistgrade watercolor paints and oil paints for the new school year.See CLEANUP B5 WES LOCHER | The StarPort St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School student Jacobi Jones paints on a stretched canvas purchased with funds from the nal Taste of the Coast scholarship.Taste of the Coast gives the gift of art one last timeSee TASTE B5SPECIAL TO THE STAR Leslie Wentzells Flowering Dogwood was crafted in ceramic.Area artists celebrate Florida wild owersFlor500DOLORES LOWERY | Special to The StarDolores Lowery painted the Adams Needle using photo-encaustic and acrylic paints. See FLOWERS B5

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B2 | The Star Thursday, September 12, 2013 TheHumaneSocietyonceagainhasseverallittersofkittensavailable.Thesesweetlittlekittenswillbeready togohomesoon.Youneedtocomeinnowtomakesureyoudonotmissoutonthecutestkittensinthearea. Theselittlekitsarepottytrainingandusealotoflitter.Ifyouwanttodonatetotheirpottytraining,drop offabagortwo.Theywillappreciateit.Ifyoucannotadopt,perhapsyoucanfoster.Allsuppliesprovided. AllpetsadoptedfromSJBHSwillbecurrenton vaccinationsandspayed/neutered.Pleasedonot hesitatetoemailtownsend.hsdirector@gmail. comoradoptbaystjoe@gmail.comorcalltheSt. JosephBayHumaneSocietyat850-227-1103and askforMelodyorDebbie!Applicationsareavailable atwww.sjbhumanesociety.orgWerequireall potentialadopterstocompleteanapplication form.Adoptionfeesincludeourcostofspay/neuter andcurrentvaccinations. OurhoursfortheshelterareTuesday-Saturdayfrom 10am-4pm! Faith'sThriftHutisalwaysinneedofdonationsalso,andalltheproceedsgodirectlytosupporttheanimals inourcare!ThehoursforthestoreareThursday-Saturdayfrom10am-3pm.Volunteersarealways welcomeatbothourstoreandourshelter!Ourstoreandshelterlocationis1007TenthStreetinPortSt. Joe!Hopetoseeyoualltheresoon! Ifyouaremissingapetorwanttoadoptanewpet,pleasecheckwithyourlocalHumaneSocietyorShelter. FollowusonFacebook:St.JosephBayHumaneSociety www.sjbhumanesociety.orgIfyouaremissingapetorwanttoadoptanewpet,pleasecheckwithyourlocalHumaneSocietyorShelter. FollowusonFacebook:St.JosephBayHumaneSociety 4514866SponsorthePetoftheWeek!forONLY$15perweek $60permonth CallToday WayneKight227.1290orKariFortune227.7847 OurlocalrealestateexpertshaveidentiedwhattheyfeelarethebestvaluesaroundandareoeringthemtoyouinRealEstatePicks! (Inthissection),DiscoverthebestrealestatevaluesinMexicoBeach,PortSt.Joe,Apalachicola,CapeSanBlas, St.GeorgeIsland,Carrabelleandsurroundingareas. RealEstatePicks BestValuesonthe ForgottenCoast SELLYOURLISTINGSHERE! (850)227-1290 (850)227-7847SOLD 850-227-8890|850-227-7770 www.coastalrealtyinfo.com Thereisplentyofroomwith4bedrooms,4.5baths and3deckstoenjoytheviewthegorgeoussunsets. Over2,000sqft.oflivingspacewithprivateelevator accesstoeachlevel.TileFloorsandcrownmoldingin kitchen,diningandlivingareas.540sqft.ofdecks. Beautifullyfurnishedandreadyforyou. CLASSESBEGIN: FORINFO:(850)258.8039 SenseiCurtisCryderman CLASSESBEGIN: Anthonys celebrate 23 years of marriageJames and Renee Anthony of Port St. Joe celebrated 23 years of blessed marriage, love, joy and happiness on Sept. 5.Elizabeth Grace (Lily) Landrum is bornNathan and Jennifer, along with brothers Bobby and Jackson, proudly announce the arrival of Elizabeth Grace Lily Landrum. She arrived, after many prayers, on June 14, 2013, weighing 8 pounds, 11 ounces. We want to thank all of your support and prayers. We got the girl! LOST FURNITURE CUSHIONSLost on Sept. 5, two couch cushions and matching chair cushion. Off white with red coral vertical stripes. Furniture was moved from Mexico Beach, U.S. 98, across from The Grove, up to 15th Street then north on route 386. If you have seen them or found them, please call Shirley at 227-8472.Happy 7th Birthday Rylan!We love you bunches! Love,Daddy, Momma, Bubba, Bailey, Taylor, Nena, Zinny & FortuneHappy Birthday Tommy!You are an amazing Husband and Father! We love you bunches! Love, Kari, Rylan, Bubba, Marissa, Bailey, Taylor, Nena, Zinny & Fortune Anniversary Birthdays Like us on THE PORT ST. JOE STAR Birth Society

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The Star| B3Thursday, September 12, 2013 1113270 THESPECIALTYMEDICALCENTER VincentIvers,M.D.BCIM CSSKINCANCERcanbepresentwithoutyouknowingit. CALLtodayforaskincancerscreening. www.iversmd.com VINCENTIVERS,M.D.301TwentiethStreet PortSt.Joe,FL32456850-227-7070Mon-Tue-Thurs&Fri 9am-6pm Wed&Sat 9am-2pmALLMAJORINSURANCEACCEPTED SERVICES 4514055 4514253 SignupforourFREEQuit SmokingClass.AHECisreadyto helpandsupportyouinnding yourpathtosuccess. Nowoffering4weeksupplyof: FREENICOTINEPATCHES,GUM AND/orLOZENGESDate:Tuesday,September17,2013 Time:5:30pmEST Place:SacredHeartHospitalontheGulf, PortSt.Joe,FLCalltoregister850-482-6500 or Email:bnuccio@bigbendahec.org Visit:www.ahectobacco.org tiuE QERr Fur oop fn ugiS *BOARDCERTIFIEDCIVILTRIALLAWYER OFCOUNSEL Special to The StarOver the last two years, a special relationship has developed between two local Navy commands, the Naval Diving and Salvage Training Center (NDSTC) aboard Naval Support Activity Panama City, and the Port St. Joe Naval Junior ROTC (PSJNJROTC). Extremely divergent in their missions, these commands have grown together to the betterment of both and have generated a true sense of friendship and respect. In need of an active duty inspecting ofcer for their annual Inspection and Review in 2012, Lt. Cmdr. Marty Jarosz, senior naval science instructor at PSJNJROTC, contacted NDSTCs Commanding Ofcer Cmdr. Michael Egan for support. What Jarosz and the Cadets were soon to nd out was that Cmdr. Egans middle name was Support and that his enthusiasm and motivation were keys to his commands exceptional mission accomplishments. Having been impressed by our cadets performance at the review, Cmdr. Egan invited the company to visit NDSTC and see rst-hand what Navy divers do and how they train. An outstanding tour ensued, and friendships and links were forged for future joint ventures. Cmdr. Egan, on short notice, was once again called upon to ll the billet of inspecting ofcer in February when all NJROTC travel was canceled because of sequestration. Without hesitation, he reviewed our cadets and was extremely impressed with their professionalism, demeanor and growth. Another trip was set up to visit NDSTC and observe an actual dive aboard one of the commands training vessels, but sequestration got the better of the plan, and that trip is now scheduled for this fall. The only thing constant in life is change, and Cmdr. Egans tour as commanding ofcer ended Sept. 6. A phone call, however, requesting support from Port St Joe Junior-Senior High School for this extremely important event, made it one more link in the chain forged in respect and support. A Navy Change of Command is a time-honored tradition and is an extremely important part in the life of a Naval Unit. Command of the unit is passed in front of the entire complement of personnel to ensure all are aware that there is no lapse in leadership. Normally the ceremony is supported by an active duty Color Guard and the Navy Band. Cmdr. Egan requested that PSJNJROTC provide the Ceremonial Color Guard and that the Port St Joe Band of Gold, who he was extremely impressed with at both reviews, play the National Anthem. Additionally, he invited upper class cadets to participate in the ceremony. A unique opportunity, the PSJNJROTC cadets attended the NDSTC Change of Command, where Cmdr. Egan was relieved by Cmdr. Hung Cao. The Ceremonial Honor Guard led by Cadet Zachory Jasinski included Cadets Megan Hubbard, Matthew Rocha and Claudia Gref, who performed awlessly, and Mitch Bouington and the Band of Gold not only played the National Anthem, but added the Port St. Joe Fight Song at the end of the ceremony to the delight of all. Senior cadets, led by Cadet Company Cmdr. Robert Dykes, witness this time-honored tradition with professionalism and a little bit of excitement Though Cmdr. Egan has left for duty in Washington, D.C., he leaves behind a legacy of friendship and support that will be long remembered at Port St Joe JuniorSenior High. His relief, Cmdr. Hung Cao, has picked up where Cmdr. Egan has left off and is already planning his visit to Port St Joe to inspect and review the cadets. The cadets and the Band of Gold wish to thank Cmdr. Egan for the opportunity to participate in such an important event, and wish him Fair Winds and Following Seas as he moves to his next Navy Adventure. Hoo Ya!Special to The StarStudents at Faith Christian School are enjoying P.E. from a whole new perspective. Mr. Theron Smith, a former pro basketball player, is teaching the students basic basketball skills. It is a privilege to learn from the best, and FCS students had a great time. Pictured is Mr. Smith working with thirdand fourth-grade students. Thank you, Mr. Smith! Special to The StarTiger Shark football: Come out and support our Tiger Sharks as they take on the Bozeman Bucks this Friday, Sept. 13 at Shark Field. Game time is 7:30 p.m. The JV team travels to Bozeman on Thursday to face off with the Bucks. Game time is 7 p.m. Tiger Shark volleyball: Come out and support the Lady Tiger Sharks as they take on Bozeman at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12. Saturday sees the ladies at a tournament sponsored by Chipley High. GO SHARKS. Cross country: Our season is off and running with a meet in Graceville at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12. GO SHARKS. Homecoming: Plans are being made for this years homecoming festivities. Homecoming falls on Friday, Oct. 4, with the football team pitted against neighboring Franklin County. Festivities kick off with the traditional parade through downtown. Any group or business interested in participating in the parade can contact Lt. Cmdr. Jarosz at mjarosz@gulf.k12..us. Please be ready to provide the following information; group or business name, type of participation (oat, walking, golf cart, etc.), number of participants. Information on start time and positions will be sent at a later date. If any classes are celebrating anniversaries, we would love to have you as part of our celebration. Senior class news: Dont forget your cap and gown payment is due by the end of September. Please turn your payment in to Coach Taylor in Room 718 by the end of this month. Junior class news: Help support the junior class and their efforts to raise money for this years prom by visiting the concession stand at every JV & Varsity home game. Junior class ofcers for 2013-2014 are President Haley McCroan, Vice President Caitlin Godwin, Secretary Haley Wood, Treasurer Elisha Vereen and Historian Alayna Godwin. Yearbook news: There are about 15 books leftover from the 2012-2013 school year. They are $55 and rst come, rst served. Reserve your 2014 yearbook now for the low price of $45. Thats 20 percent off the regular price. This low price will only be available until midOctober. See Coach Taylor in Room 718 to reserve yours now before the price goes up to full price. Fellowship of Christian Athletes: FCA will host See You at the Pole at 7:15 a.m. Sept. 25 at the ag pole in front of the Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School. Fields of Faith presented by FCA will be held at 7 p.m. Oct. 9 at Shark Stadium. School NewsThe band and NJROTC from Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School were part of a recent Naval Diving and Salvage Training Center change of command ceremony.SPEc C Ia A L tT O Th H E Sta TA RNJROTC, band tasked with true Navy mission DAZZLILING DOLPOLPHIINSSPEc C Ia A L tT O Th H E Sta TA RDazzling Dolphins at Port St. Joe Elementary School are front row: Daisy Cantrill, Desirae Causey, Luke Childers. Back row: Emma Grace Burke, Chasity Finch, Jacob Sander, Michael Connell, Eileen Madrid. THEE LIOLIONS TALELE

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FAITHPage B4This business invites you to visit the church of your choice this week. www.starfl.com SOUTHERLANDFAMILY FUNERALHOME(850)229-8111 (TraditionalServices1928BCP) MorningPrayer&HolyCommunion Sunday...............10:00A.M.TheRev.LouLittle,PriestServicesTemporarilyatSeniorCitizensCenter, 120LibraryDrive AnUnchangingFaithInAChangingWorld COMFORTER FUNERALHOME (850)227-1818 9:45 10:30 10:45 6:00 (850)229-9596 SundaySchool............................10a.m. SundayMorningWorship...........11a.m. SundayEveningWorship..............6p.m. WednesdayEveningService.......7p.m. TOUCHINGLIVES WITHTHELOVE OFJESUS 6pm Dr.GeoffreyLentz Pastor BobbiLassiter MinistertoFamilies AnnComforter DirectorofMusic 1001ConstitutionDr. 850.227.1724 www.psjumc.org SundaySchedule9:00AMEST-WorshipontheWater, underthesailsonSt.JosephBay. 11:00AMEST-SanctuaryService withSpecialChildrenstime. SUNDAY:SundaySchool-9:15 MorningWorship-10:30 EveningWorship-5:00 1601LongAvePortStJoe,FL32456(850)229-8691WEDNESDAY:FamilyDinner-5:30 PrayerMeeting-6:30 StudentMinistry-6:30ChildrensMinistry/Choir-6:30AdultChoir-7:30 MINISTRYSCHEDULE www.fbcpsj.org www.fbcpsj.org 4514217BruceHodge, Pastor 1602Hwy98,MexicoBeach,FL(850)648.1151www.livingwateratthebeach.comWEEKLYSCHEDULESUNDAY -8:00AM-WorshipatSunsetPark (onthesand) 10:00AM-BibleStudyat1602Highway98 MONDAY -7:00PM-LifetreeCaf. JointheConversation WEDNESDAY -10:00AM-2:00PM-OpenHouse Coee&ConversationTocontactworshipleader:(850)648.1151orlwcpastor@fairpoint.net Star Staff ReportSandra Bailey Lowery, a Port St. Joe artist, will present and autograph copies of her poetry collection Touching All Walks of Life from 3-5 p.m. ET on Sept. 26 at the Gulf County Public Library in Port St. Joe. The library is at 110 Library Drive. Lowery is the wife of the deceased Kloskia Lowery and a mother and grandmother who has overcome many challenges in life. Her faith and belief led her to touch others lives through her poetry. She is a 1979 graduate of Port St. Joe High School. She is presently a member of 2nd Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church of Spring eld, Rev. Rawlis Leslie, pastor. She is a former member of New Bethel AME Church, Port St. Joe, Florida. PASTORS APPRECIATION PROGRAMThe members of New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church would like to extend an invitation to our church as we honor the Rev. Cyril Mills and First Lady Pamela Mills during their annual Pastors Appreciation Program on at 4 p.m. ET Saturday.FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH BLOOD DRIVEFirst Baptist Church of Port St. Joe will host a blood drive on Monday from 1-6 p.m. ET. All donors will receive a T-shirt. Donate blood two times between June 1 and Sept. 30 and you will receive a free steak dinner courtesy of Outback Steakhouse. All donors will be entered to win Outback for a year. Online signup is available at www. oneblooddonor.org. Use account number G7016.ZION FAIR HOSTS UNITY DAY CELEBRATIONSpecial to The Star The Zion Fair Missionary Baptist Church Family cordially invites the community to attend and participate in their rst Unity Day Celebration. Our goal is to come together as a diversi ed group to build a stronger community through fellowship with gulf county citizens, religious groups, government agencies/elected of cials, and business leaders. The Unity Day event will be held at noon ET on Saturday, Sept. 28. The church is on 280 Avenue C, Port St. Joe. Point of Contact: Sister Margaret Hall, First Lady (850) 425-2862; Deaconess Amy Rogers, (850) 229-8515; Sister Tammy Welch, (850) 896-4505. Faith BRIEFSSpecial to The StarReligious freedom will be explored at Lifetree Caf at 7 p.m. CT on Monday. The program, titled Religious Freedom: Standing Up for What You Believe, features a lmed interview with former White House attorney and Air Force of cer Michael Weinstein, who believes the U.S. military is under attack by a group that threatens both morale and battle-readiness: Christian fundamentalists. People need to understand that their fundamentalist Christian rights will never trample the civil rights of their American brothers and sisters, Weinstein said. Some say that religious freedom is under attack, Lifetree representative Craig Cable said. Well examine the state of religious freedom and how it is changing. Admission to the 60-minute event is free. Snacks and beverages are available. Lifetree Caf is located at 1602 U.S. 98 in Mexico Beach across from El Governor Motel. Lifetree Caf is a place where people gather for conversation about life and faith in a casual coffeehouse-type setting. Questions about Lifetree may be directed to Gary Grubb at 334-806-5667 or lwclifetreecafe@fairpoint.net. Mr. Charlie Taunton, 84, of Valley died Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, at Hospice LaGrange in LaGrange. A private memorial service will be held by the family at a later date. Mr. Taunton is survived by his wife, Doris Taunton; two sons, Bill (Alysia) Taunton of Marathon, Fla., and Tommy (Patty) Taunton of Columbus, Ga.; a daughter, Jackie (Randy) Bowser of Carlisle, Pa.; stepsons, Wallace H. Workman and Dennie Wayne Workman, both of Beulah; nine grandchildren; many greatgrandchildren; and many great-great-grandchildren. He was born April 13, 1929 in Tallassee, Ala. Mr. Taunton was retired from the United States Air Force, where he served in the Korean and Vietnam wars. He also served in Japan during World War II and in Turkey during a period of unrest. He and his family were also stationed in Germany during peace time. Mr. Taunton was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for meticulous service, while serving with friendly foreign forces engaged in military operations against an opposing armed force in South East Asia. He was a member of Blanton Baptist Church. The family suggests that memorials be made in his name to the St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital. Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home is handling arrangements. Charlie Taunton ObituaryThursday, September 12, 2013Religious freedom explored at Lifetree Caf SANDRA BAILY LOWERYLocal Artist to sign books at library Are you living for God, or just playing church? Have you really found Jesus, or are you still in search? Dont be deceived, God wont be mocked. If youre not saved, youll be the one shocked. He wants to be rst in your life each day. Not just on Sunday, if you go to church to play. We need to heed Gods warnings, like He gave in days of old. We see throughout the Bible, how severely He could scold. If youre living a life of disobedience today, get on your knees and dont delay. Youve seen in the past what His judgment can do. Just pray and repent, so it wont happen to you.Billy JohnsonHow secure are you?

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LocalThe Star| B5Thursday, September 12, 2013debris specialist of Ocean Conservancys Trash Free Seas program. Seeing the trash along the beaches and waterways makes you realize; just because trash is thrown away and out of sight doesnt mean it is out of the our ocean. And the continuous need for the cleanup indicates were not winning the battle upstream. The Cleanup is a starting point and just one way people can help ght the problem of ocean trash. In Florida alone, 23,362 volunteers found over 450,000 pounds of trash in 2012. In Mexico Beach, 37 volunteers found almost 800 pounds of trash, 1,000 pounds in 2011, on the 3.1 miles of beach. Ocean trash, according to a release from the Ocean Conservancy, is a multi-layered threat. It is a threat to economies, to wildlife and wildlife habitat and a threat to health and food safety. The cleanup is centered on Ocean Conservancys goal of tackling trash at every point in its lifecycle. While cleaning up trash thats already made it to our waterways is vital, its not enough, Mallos said. Through individual responsibility, innovative science, smart public policy and industry leadership, we can nd comprehensive solutions to the problem of ocean trash that will lead to healthier beaches and oceans. Every piece of trash that is picked up during the Cleanup should be a challenge for change, Mallos said. The trash that tops our Top 10 list every year things like cigarette butts, bags and bottle caps include disposable plastics meant for one-time usage. These items simply do not belong in our natural environment. The cleanup is part of a larger strategy for Trash Free Seas and is one of the many ways the Ocean Conservancy is helping to nd answers and solutions to for marine debris. Other efforts include supporting a scientic working group at the worlds leading ecological think tank, The National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis to identify the scope and impact of marine debris on ocean ecosystems; building a Trash Free Seas Alliance of industry, science and conservation leaders committed to reducing waste; and launching a mobile app, Rippl, to help people make sustainable lifestyle choices that limit their trash impact. The data collected during the International Cleanup is also used to provide a baseline for the kinds of debris washing ashore. It is an opportunity to gather data and a snapshot of what is found on beaches and coastlines, the release detailed. For more information on the Mexico Beach cleanup or if you have questions, contact Jane Mathis at 850.648.5900 or email her at janemathis@ mchsi.com 9454HWY98BEACONHILLATTHE MEXICOBEACHCITYLIMITS8506478310 THE T A HILLONC BEA89 HWY4549 GREATSELECTIONOFALLYOURFAVORITEBEER,WINE&SPIRITS RANDY&ART RANDYSTARK SONICTONIC -INTHECROWSNESTKARAOKE RANDYSTARK RANDYSTARK UPCOMINGEVENTSONTHEPOOPDECK gulfcoastderm.com PORTST.JOE|PANAMACITY TriciaBerry,ARNP| AdvancedRegisteredNursePractitionerWhatdoesthismeanforyou? Accesstotheregionswidestrangeof advancedskincancertreatments,including painlessSupercialRadiationTherapyand Mohsmicrographicsurgery Same-weekappointments Ourphysician-supervisedspa,offering proventreatmentsfortotalskin revitalizationandrejuvenation Tomakeanappointmentorschedulea complimentarycosmeticconsultation, pleasecall 1-877-231-DERM(3376). MEDICAL|SURGICAL|COSMETICTOTALACCESS.TOTALCONFIDENCE.TOTALCAREFORYOURSKIN. Implants&CrownsAffordableDentures-PanamaCity,P.A.WilliamC.Knapke,DDS,GeneralDentistPanamaCitySquare617West23rdStreet,PanamaCityFL CallForInformation1-888-336-1615 Feeseffectivethrough11/22/13.Additionalfeesmaybeincurred dependingonindividualcases.Same-dayCrownservicemaynot beavailableincertaincases.AffordableDentures-PanamaCity,P.A.Ofce#:(850)872-6155. Great vs.other Dental providersSingleToothImplant$1,795Denture Implants$1,495$1,895 Same-DayCrowns$695LowerArch UpperArch20144-4-T4 2012 INTERNATiIONAL COASTAL CLEANUP, BY THE NUMBERS More than 550,000 people (561,633) picked up more than 10 million pounds of trash (10,149,988) along almost 20,000 miles of coastlines (17,719). Over the past 27 years, more than 9.5 million volunteers (9,654,895) have removed more than 160 million pounds of trash (163,940,907) pounds of trash from about 300,000 miles of shoreline (330,009) miles of coastline and waterways in 153 countries and locations. VOLUNTEERS FOUND i IN 2012: Enough trash to ll Disneys Epcot ball. Enough plastic straws and stirrers, when stacked end to end, are 14 times taller than the height of Mount Everest. Enough disposable cigarette lighters to start more than 178 million campres. Enough beverage bottles that, when stacked end to end, are equal to 1,000 Empire State Buildings, 2,408 Space Needles, 1,368 Eiffel Towers and the distance between New York and Washington, D.C. IN THE P AST 27 YEARS OF cCLEANUPS, vVOLUNTEERS FOUND: 57 million cigarettes butts, which if stacked vertically would be as tall as 3,613 Empire State Buildings. Enough glass and plastic bottles to provide every resident of New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, and Philadelphia and Phoenix a cold beverage on a hot summer day. Almost 10 million plastic bags (9,806,905) which required 1,176 barrels of oil to produce. Enough appliances (125,156) to ll 37,434 single-axle dump trucks. More than 1 million (1,017,444) diapers enough to put one on every child born in the Japan last year. Enough cups, plates, forks, knives and spoons to host a picnic for 2.3 million people. She was also able to pay the necessary dues to open a chapter of the National Art Honor Society for the school which will provide additional extracurricular activities and honor cords at graduation. Students will be able to join the society based on a recommendation and will work on upcoming art projects. Hodges has planned the societys rst event to coincide with Veterans Day in November. It helps the students who are more inclined to do something with art later on, said Hodges. It gives them the same opportunities as the bigger schools. Hodges will also submit art from the classroom to the Savannah College of Art and Design so that students can get feedback on their work. Currently, Hodges has 20 students in the class and is excited for them to compete on a fair playing eld with other high school programs and views the new supplies as a way to push students to try new mediums and get outside their comfort zones. Student Brandon Hall was excited about the new additions to the classroom and had already begun his next masterwork on one of the stretched canvases. Well produce a lot of better artwork, he said. Last year, we were limited to what we could do, so this is awesome. Hodges still has more supplies shed like to add to her classes including a printing press somewhere down the line. If we dont do what everyone else is doing, then we cant get better, said Hodges. Leslie Wentzell, owner and operator of The Artery in Port St. Joe received funds to improve her studio programs in any way she saw t. Known for hosting summer and afterschool classes for kids across a variety of mediums that include acrylic painting, clay and watercolors, Wentzell chose to put the funds toward scholarships for prospective pupils who have an interest in art, but may otherwise not be able to afford them. The biggest impact is to use for the funds for scholarships, she said. A good number of children take advantage of them. While some students are referred through area schools for scholarships, Wentzell encourages parents to call for more information. Last year during the holidays, students made and sold Christmas ornaments and the funds went directly toward helping future students get enrolled in classes. Wentzells next class is focused on clay and will begin on Sept. 24. The six-week program is available for kids 7-11 and 12 and older. For more information on classes and scholarships, visit www.arterystudio.com. Former Taste of the Coast committee member Dana Boyer remembered the organization fondly. We were really trying to do something different in the community, said Boyer. We were very successful. TASTE from page B1bud from further North, the decision was simple once she saw that Adams Needle was an available option. I wanted to do a ower native to the Forgotten Coast, she said. I wanted it to be representative of where I live. Lowery had photographed the Yucca plant on St. Joe Bay a year prior just after a rainstorm. The plant was in full bloom and prime to be immortalized in her photo-encaustic style that creates a three-dimensional look with the use of pigmented wax. Wentzell considered several owers before she chose the Flowering Dogwood. She said that she uses a lot of natural references in her sculptures and leaves tend to show up in a lot of pieces. The timing for the FLOR500 was perfect since she had been working on a plate series that featured raised, three-dimensional oak leaves and decided to use a similar approach for the dogwood. She crafted three separate plates before she chose and submitted her favorite. Linda Matela is a watercolorist and teacher at The Artery. After being accepted for the project she chose the Whitetop Pitcher Plant. It was my rst choice because of its weirdness, said Matela. Can you imagine seeing this ower in the wild? All images of the owers submitted become public domain and available as teaching tools to anyone interested in Floridas native ora. The goal of the exhibit was to enhance awareness of wildowers and get people to plant them, said Lowery. The exhibit at the Amelia Center ran through the second week in September and the works were returned to the artists for further display. Lowery plans to offer her Adams Needle for sale starting on Sept. 19 while Wentzell plans put her Dogwood sculpture into a gallery to continue sharing it with the arts community. Lowery praised Cortada for using the project to build awareness for wildowers. He does this to do good in the community and state, she said. I really admire him. Cortada is an Artist-in-Residence with the Ofce of Engaged Creativity at Florida International University. The concept for FLOR500 is a culmination of his life experiences. As a boy in Puerto Rico, he visited Ponce de Leons home, has created art projects based around the Fountain of Youth, and sees the explorer as one of the most important men in Floridas history. Its not a coincidence that the project utilized owers that were around when Ponce de Leon landed near St. Augustine in 1513. I wanted everyone to get a sense of how important a moment was in history, said Cortada. Were giving the state an anniversary present. At the Amelia Center, Cortada launched the gallery, gave a speech, planted a wildower garden and spoke with college students to motivate them to think creatively and innovate in their own creations. The artist said that the experience was wonderful and he enjoyed seeing artists engaged in conversations about pieces outside their normal disciplines. In addition to his accomplishments with the FLOR500, Cortada has created a series of banners that hang at the CERN facility in Geneva, Switzerland, over the spot where the Higgs boson particle was discovered using the Large Hadron Collider. Inspired by one of Cortadas projects at the exhibit, Lowery plans to carry the project forward through a piece she will create for the Mexico Beach Art and Wine Fest on Oct. 12. She will paint a 40-inch wide wildower and then cut it into 100 one-inch squares. Each square can be purchased for one dollar and will contain original art along with a bag of wildower seeds. Funds raised through the project will be donated to the Mexico Beach Special Events Committee. With success of the FLOR500, Wentzell hopes to see more outside-thebox art exhibits take place in the area. I was really excited that it wasnt limited to two-dimensional art, said Wentzell. The work didnt need to be realistic and it made for a much more exciting exhibit. Photographs of each FLOR500 ower painting with plant details and artist biographies can be seen at www. FLOR500.com. FLOWERS from page B1 CLEANUP from page B1

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LocalB6 | The Star Thursday, September 12, 2013Summer is a time for enjoying the great outdoors, but before you go tramping off into unfamiliar woods, and wild terrain, you should familiarize yourself with some of the more common poisonous plants. A little preparation can save you hours or days of the uncomfortable after-effects of coming in contact with poisonous plants. This is also a good time of year to be talking about poisonous plants because the sap is most abundant during the summertime, and its usually the sap which causes the problems. Ill talk about poisonous plants in general, and then Ill go into a little detail about poison ivy, oak, and sumac. My information was provided by Extension Emeritus Horticulturist Dr. Robert J. Black, of the University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agriculture of Sciences (IFAS). Poisonous plants can be divided into two groups those which causes skin irritation, and those which cause internal distress, and in rare cases, even death. Its important to note that even though we usually think of poisonous plants as something you nd only in the woods, theyre actually almost everywhere, in the garden, along roadsides, even in the house. Many factors in uence the poisonous nature of particular plant. Plant poisons can be dispersed throughout the plant, or they may be localized in a particular plant part, such as in roots, berries, or seeds. The amount of poison in a plant may vary, even among plants of the same species, depending on the time of year, the weather conditions, and the soil. In addition, the poisonous reaction varies among people coming in contact with the plant. Obviously, the health and age of the person, and the quantity of the poison contacted or ingested will in uence the effects. If you can learn to identify some of the common poisonous plants, youll be better able to avoid them. So Ill brie y go over the three most common ones; poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac. Poison ivy can have a variety of leaf shapes, but one identifying feature remains constant, the lea ets always come in threes, with two of them directly opposite each other. White waxy owers can be found on the smaller branches, and sometime remain on the stems even after the leaves have fallen. Poison ivy commonly grows as a vine, climbing into threes, over fences, and up the sides of walls. In open elds, however, poison ivy may appear as a shrub. Poison oak usually appears as a low growing shrub. The slender, upright branches bear lea ets which resemble oak leaves. They also grow in threes, just like poison ivy. Usually the undersides of the leaves are lighter in color, because theyre covered with ne hairs. Poison sumac is a coarse woody shrub, or small tree. It never grows in a vine like fashion the way other poisonous plants do. It frequently grows near swamps, and ranges in height from ve or six feet to twentyve feet. The leaves are divided into seven to thirteen lea ets that grow in pairs. At the end of each stem, is a single lea et. In the spring, leaves are bright orange and velvety in texture. Later in the summer, they become dark green and glossy, with lower leaves paler green in color. These are the most common poisonous plants. But there are many more that you should familiarize yourself with. Learn the poisonous plants in your neighborhood and keep small children away from them. In the case of suspected plant poisoning, call the Florida Poison Control Center in your area. For more information on poisonous plants contact the Gulf County Extension Service @ 6393200 or visit our website: http://gulf.ifas.u .edu or http://edis.ifas.u .edu and see Publication ENH 886 or Native Florida Plants. B6| The Star Thursday, Septmber 12, 2013 CLASSIFIEDS 92330 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 13-59-CA CAPITAL CITY BANK, Plaintiff, vs. JASON LEE NAUS, TAMEKA LEIGH NAUS, and UNKNOWN TENANT(S), Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE is given pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated August 27th, 2013, in Case No. 13-59-CA, of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit, in and for Gulf County, Florida, in which CAPITAL CITY BANK is the Plaintiff and JASON LEE NAUS, TAMEKA LEIGH NAUS are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the front door of the Gulf County Courthouse in Port St. Joe, Gulf County, Florida at 11:00 a.m., Eastern Time, on September 26th, 2013, the property set forth in the Final Judgment of Foreclosure and more particularly described as follows: Commencing at the Northwest corner of SW 1/4 of SW 1/4 of Section 32, Twp 5 South, Range 11 West, and run West for 400 feet to the West side of County Road, thence run South for 360 feet, for the Point of Beginning. Thence run West for 350 feet, thence run South for 240 feet, thence run East for 350 feet to the West side of the County Road, thence run North for 240 feet to the Point of Beginning. This land lying and being in the SE 1/4 of SE 1/4 of Section 31, Township 5 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. DATED: August 28th, 2013. REBECCA L. NORRIS Clerk of the Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk Garvin B. Bowden, Esq. Gardner, Bist, Wiener, Wadsworth, Bowden, Bush, Dee, LaVia & Wright, P.A. 1300 Thomaswood Drive Tallahassee, Florida 32308 September 5, 12, 2013 92316S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case No.: 2010-CA-000450 Federal National Mortgage Association (FNMA) Plaintiff, vs. Robert Ray Woodham a/k/a Robert R. Woodham and Melody Kay Woodham a/k/a Melody K. Woodham, Husband and Wife; Emerald Coast Federal Credit Union, f/k/a Saint Joe Papermakers Federal Credit Union; Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as Nominee for CitiBank, N.A.; Mary Lou Lease, a/k/a Mary Lou Summerlot; Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order dated August 27th, 2013 entered in Civil Case No. 2010-CA-000450 of the Circuit Court of the 14th Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida, wherein Federal National Mortgage Association (FNMA), Plaintiff and Robert Ray Woodham a/k/a Robert R. Woodham and Melody Kay Woodham a/k/a Melody K. Woodham, Husband and Wife are defendant(s), I, Clerk of Court, Rebecca L. Norris, will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash AT THE FRONT DESK OF THE GULF COUNTY COURTHOUSE, LOCATED AT 1000 5TH STREET, PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA, AT 11:00 A.M. on September 26, 2013 the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 2 OF ROCHELLE ESTATES, AN ADDITION TO OAK GROVE SUBDIVISION BEING A PORTION OF SECTION 13, TOWNSHIP 8 SOUTH, RANGE 11 WEST, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, ACCORDING TO THE OFFIICAL MAP ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT, OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 12. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator by mail at P.O. Box 1089, Panama City, FL 32402 at (850) 747-5338, at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days. If you are hearing impaired, call 711. Rebecca L. Norris Clerk of Circuit Court Gulf County, Florida By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk of Court Submitted by: ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACHE, LLP 2424 North Federal Highway, Suite 360 Boca Raton, FL 33431 (561) 998-6700 (561) 998-6707 10-191685 FC01 WCC September 5, 12, 2013 92318S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 12000142CAAXMX M & T BANK, Plaintiff, vs. MICHAEL T BARROW; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MICHAEL T BARROW; JENNIFER S. BARROW; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JENNIFER S. BARROW; THE VILLAGE AT PORT SAINT J OE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause, in the Circuit Court of Gulf County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Gulf County, Florida, described as: Lot 18, THE VILLAGE AT PORT ST. JOE, according to the plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 11, of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. A/K/A 1005 Palm Blvd Port St. Joe, FL 32456 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at south entrance of the courthouse, 1000 Cecil Consit Blvd, Port St. Joe, FL 32456 at 11:00 a.m. ET, on September 26, 2013. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Witness, my hand and seal of this court on the 28th day of August, 2013. REBECCA NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk THIS INSTRUMENT PREPARED BY: Law Offices of Daniel C. Consuegra 9204 King Palm Drive Tampa, FL 33619-1328 Attorneys for Plaintiff File No 126069-ajp2 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Court Administration at P.O. Box 826, Marianna, Florida, 32447. Phone number 850-718-0026, Email: ADARequest@ jud14.flcourts.org. Hearing & Voice Impaired: 1-800-955-8771 at least 7 days before Trades&Services GETYOURADIN CALLTODAY! 227-7847 GETYOURADIN! 227-7847 229-1324 PROFESSIONALFLOORCARE,INC.ResidentialandCommercialCarpetandUpholsteryCleaningServingtheentireGulfCoastarea CeramicTileandGroutCleaning RVs-Cars-Trucks-Vans 24HourEmergencyWaterExtraction4510158 Making portfolio payArbor Wealth Management, a Fee-Only Registered Investment Advisory Firm, will host two How To Make Your Portfolio Pay Monthly seminars at the Panama Country Club on Tuesday, Sept. 17. The rst will be at 10 a.m. CT and the other at 4 p.m. CT. Firm Founder and Principal Margaret R. McDowell, ChFC, AIF, a Panama City News Herald and syndicated economic columnist, will lead a presentation on generating income through stock dividends and bond yields. Arbor Wealth sells no products, accepts no commissions from any source and serves as a duciary to its clients. The presentation includes two distinct client strategies: Growth with Income or Income with Growth. Refreshments will be served. Please call 6086121 to reserve seating. The Panama Country Club is located at 100 Country Club Drive in Lynn Haven. Arbor Wealth specializes in portfolio management for investors with $250,000 or more of investable assets (minimum asset level for new clients will increase to $500,000 as of Jan. 1, 2014). MARGARET R. McDOWELLArbor OutlookSome things to know about poisonous plants ROY LEE CARTERCounty extension director Like us on THE PORT ST. JOE STAR

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CLASSIFIEDSThursday, Septmber 12, 2013 The Star | B7 your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. September 5, 12, 2013 92324S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 23-2008-CA000209 U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, vs. EDWARD V. DOUGLASS A/K/A EDWARD V. DOUGLAS; LINDA M. DOUGLASS A/K/A LINDA DOUGLAS; JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION; JOHN DOE, AS UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION; AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT(S), WHO (IS/ARE) NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIM AS HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, SPOUSES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on August 27th, 2013, in this cause, in the Circuit Court of Gulf County, Florida, described as: LOTS 8 AND 9, BLOCK 86 OF ST. JOSEPHS ADDITION TO THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, AS PER PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA a/k/a 1303 GARRISON AVENUE, PORT SAINT JOE, FL 32456 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, in the front lobby of the Gulf County Court, 1000 Cecil Costin Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL 32456, on September 26th, 2013, at 11:00 AM, ET. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Rebecca L. Norris Clerk of Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk Douglas C. Zahm, P.A. Designated Email Address: efiling@dczahm. com 12425 28th Street North, Suite 200 St. Petersburg, FL 33716 Phone: (727)536-4911 Attorney for the Plaintiff IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITY ACT ANY PERSONS NEEDING SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS FUNCTION SHOULD CONTACT THE CLERK OF THE COURT NO LATER THAN ONE DAY PRIOR TO THAT DAY AT (850)229-6113. September 5, 12, 2013 92320S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 12000174CAAXMX JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. SHAO CHANG LIN; XIU LAN LIN; et al., Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that sale will be made pursuant to an Order or Final Summary Judgment. Final Judgment was awarded on August 27th, 2013, in Civil Case No. 12000174C AAXMX, of the Circuit Court of the FOURTEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for GULF County, Florida, wherein, JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION is the Plaintiff, and SHAO CHANG LIN; XIU LAN LIN; EMERALD COAST FEDERAL CREDIT UNION; UNKNOWN TENANT #1 N/K/A MATHEW FITXGERALD; UNKNOWN TENANT #2 N/K/A DIANE DENNIS; are Defendants. The clerk of the court, Rebecca L. Norris will sell to the highest bidder for cash in the lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL 32456 at 11:00 A.M. ET on the 26th day of September, 2013, the following described real property as set forth in said Final Summary Judgment, to wit: LOT 11, BLOCK E, FOREHANDS SECOND ADDITION TO HIGHLAND VIEW, FLORIDA, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL MAP THEREOF ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF TE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Dated this 28th day of August, 2013. Rebecca L. Norris CLERK OF THE COURT Deputy Clerk BA Baxter Aldridge Connors, LLP Attorney for Plaintiff(s) 7000 West Palmetto Park Rd., Suite 307 Boca Raton, FL 33433 Phone: 561.392.6391 Fax: 561.392.6965 File No. 1031-633 IMPORTANT IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A DISABILITY WHO NEEDS ANY ACCOMMODATION IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING, YOU ARE ENTITLED, AT NO COST TO YOU, TO THE PROVISION OF CERTAIN ASSISTANCE. PLEASE CONTACT COURT ADMINISTRATION, P.O. BOX 826, MARIANNA, FLORIDA 32447; PHONE; 850-718-0026; EMAIL: ADAREQUEST @JUD14.FLCOURTS.ORG, AT LEAST 7 DAYS BEFORE YOUR SCHEDULED COURT APPEARANCE, OR IMMEDIATELY UPON RECEIVING THIS NOTIFICATION IF THE TIME BEFORE THE SCHEDULED APPEARANCE IS LESS THAN 7 DAYS: IF YOU ARE HEARING OR VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 711. September 5, 12, 2013 92406S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 13000111CAAXMX NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE, LLC. D/B/A CHAMPION MORTGAGE COMPANY, Plaintiff, vs. AVA JORDAN SOWELL, et. al., Defendant(s), NOTICE OF ACTION CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE TO: AVA JORDAN SOWELL AND UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF AVA JORDAN SOWELL whose residence is unknown if he/she/they be living; and if he/she/they be dead, the unknown defendants who may be spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees, and all parties claiming an interest by, through, under or against the Defendants, who are not known to be dead or alive, and all parties having or claiming to have any right, title or interest in the property described in the mortgage being foreclosed herein. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property: LOT 15, BLOCK 42, OFFICIAL MAP OF PORT ST. JOE, FLA., ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGES 16-18, INCLUSIVE, PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on counsel for Plaintiff, whose address is 6409 Congress Avenue, Suite 100, Boca Raton, Florida 33487 on or before October 14, 2013, (30 days from Date of First Publication of this Notice) and file the original with the clerk of this court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition filed herein. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court at Gulf County, Florida, this 4th day of September, 2013. REBECCA NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk ROBERTSON, ANSCHUTZ, AND SCHNEID, PL ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF 6409 CONGRESS AVE, SUITE 100 BOCA RATON, FL 33487 Sept 12, 19, 2013 92328S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 232013CA 000010CAAXMX CITIMORTGAGE, INC. Plaintiff, vs. PATRICIA RAAP A/K/A PATRICIA LEE RAAP, et al Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure dated August 27, 2013 and entered in Case No. 232013CA0000 10CAAXMX of the Circuit Court of the FOURTEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for GULF COUNTY, Florida, wherein CITIMORTGAGE, INC., is Plaintiff, and PATRICIA RAAP A/K/A PATRICIA LEE RAAP, et al are Defendants, the clerk will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, beginning at 11:00 a.m. at GULF County Courthouse, Lobby Floor, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd, Port St. Joe, FL 32456, in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes, on the 26th day of September, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to wit: LOT FIVE (5), BLOCK C, Wetappo Creek Estates, as per recorded Plat thereof on file in the office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court, Gulf County, Florida. ALSO AND INCLUDING Lot Four (4), Block C, Wetappo Creek Estates, as per recorded Plat thereof on file in the Office of the Clerk of Circuit Court, Gulf County, Florida. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus funds from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated at Port St Joe, GULF COUNTY, Florida, this 28th day of August, 2013. Rebecca L. Norris Clerk of said Circuit Court By: B A Baxter As Deputy Clerk File No. 26294 September 5, 12, 2013 92420S Public Notice NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Commission of the City of Port St. Joe, Florida, at a Special Meeting on the 24th day of September, 2013, at 5:01 P.M., EST, in the regular Commission meeting room at the Municipal Building, Port St. Joe, Florida, will have the 2nd reading and consider for final adoption 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. ORDINANCE NO. 496 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA, ADOPTING THE TENTATIVE BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2013/ 2014 AS THE FINAL BUDGET OF THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA FOR FISCAL YEAR 2013/ 2014 AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Transactions of the public meeting will not be recorded. Persons wishing to appeal any decision made during the meeting will need a record of the proceeding and should ensure a verbatim record is made, including the testimony on which the appeal is based. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing special accommodations to participate in this proceeding should contact Charlotte Pierce, City Clerk, City of Port St. Joe, at City Hall, telephone number (850) 229-8261 Ext 113. September 12, 2013 92418S Public Notice NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Commission of the City of Port St. Joe, Florida, at a Special Meeting on the 24th day of September, 2013, at 5:01 P.M., EST, in the regular Commission meeting room at the Municipal Building, Port St. Joe, Florida, will have the 2nd reading and consider for final adoption an Ordinance with the following title: ORDINANCE NO. 495 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA LEVYING THE AD VALOREM PROPERTY TAX MILLAGE RATE FOR MUNICIPAL PURPOSES ON ALL TAXABLE PROPERTY WITHIN THE CITY FOR THE FISCAL YEAR BEGINNING OCTOBER 1, 2013 AND ENDING SEPTEMBER 30, 2014, STATING THE PERCENTAGE BY WHICH THE MILLAGE LEVIED IS .32% MORE THAN THE ROLLED-BACK RATE; AND, PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. 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. Transactions of the public meeting will not be recorded. Persons wishing to appeal any decision made during the meeting will need a record of the proceeding and should ensure a verbatim record is made, including the testimony on which the appeal is based. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing special accommodations to participate in this proceeding should contact Charlotte Pierce, City Clerk, City of Port St. Joe, at City Hall, telephone number (850) 229-8261 Ext 113. September 12, 2013 92428S PUBLIC NOTICE ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS RFP 2013-07 The City of Port St. Joe will receive sealed bids from any qualified person, company, or corporation interested in providing construction services for the following project: 2012 CDBG WATER SYSTEM/USDA MLK SIDEWALK IMPROVEMENTS This project consists of constructing approximately 4,800 LF of 6 PVC, 6,000 LF of 3 PVC, fire hydrants, and associated appurtenances to provide water service for 175 existing residences in the Port St. Joe community. The project also includes three blocks of sidewalk, stormwater, and parking improvements as shown on the construction plans. The water improvement portion of this project is being funded by CDBG Grant Number 3DB-0I-02-3302-N07. The sidewalk portion of the project is being funded by a USDA RBEG grant. Plans and Specifications can be obtained at Preble-Rish, Inc., 324 Marina Drive, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456, (850) 227-7200. Cost for Plans and Specifications will be $100.00 per set and is non-refund-able. Checks should be made payable to PREBLE-RISH, INC. The bid must conform to Section 287.133(3) Florida Statues on public entity crimes. Completion date for this project will be 120 days for Substantial Completion and 150 days for Final Completion from the date of the Notice to Proceed presented to the successful bidder. Liquidated damages for failure to complete the project on the specified date will be set at $500 per day. Please indicate on the envelope that this is a sealed bid for CDBG Water System/ USDA MLK Sidewalk Improvements. Bids will be received until 3:00 P.M. Eastern Time, on October 10, 2013 at the City of Port St. Joe City Hall, 305 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL 32456, and will be opened and read aloud at 3:05 P.M. Eastern Time. The City of Port St. Joe is an Equal Opportunity Employer/ Handicapped Accessible/Fair House Jurisdiction. The City of Port St. Joe reserves the right to waive informalities in any bid, to accept and/or reject any or all bids, and to accept the bid that in their judgment will be in their best interest. All bids shall remain firm for a period of sixty days after the opening. A mandatory Pre-Bid Conference will be held at the office of Preble-Rish, Inc., 324 Marina Drive, Port St. Joe, Florida (850) 277-7200 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time, on September 26, 2013. All bidders shall comply with all applicable state and local laws concerning licensing registration and regulation of contractors doing business in the State of Florida. If you have any questions, please call Clay Smallwood at (850) 227-7200. Sept 12, 19, 2013 92426S PUBLIC NOTICE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS Sealed bids for City of Port St. Joe Landscaping and Grounds Maintenance will be received at City Hall, 305 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida 32456 up until 3:00 PM EST, Friday September 27, 2013. Bids will be publicly opened and acknowledged, Wednesday September 27, 2013 at 3:05 PM EST, in the City Commission Room. Bids shall be submitted in a sealed envelope, plainly marked with bidders name, address, date and time of opening, and bid number for City of Port St. Joe Grounds Maintenance. DESCRIPTION OF WORK: Work consists of landscape, grounds, and sports field maintenance of the following sites: James Benny Roberts Sports Park, Centennial Building, Buck Griffin Lake, Pony League Ball Field, Washington Recreation Center, Port St Joe, FL 32456. The landscaping services required include weeding, cultivating, trimming, pruning, mowing, edging and baseball and softball field prep and maintenance. A more detailed description of the work requirements is available in the bid package. RFP: 2013-08 Copies of the Bid Package are available on the City website at www.cityofportstjoe.com and at City Hall, 305 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida 32456 The documents may be examined at this address or obtained free of charge. The City of Port St. Joe reserves the right to accept or reject any and all Statements of Bids in whole or in part, to waive informalities in the process, to obtain new Statements of Bids, or to postpone the opening pursuant to the Citys purchasing policies. Each Statement of Bid shall be valid to the City of Port St. Joe for a period of sixty (30) days after the opening. The City of Port St. Joe is an Equal Opportunity Employer Sept 12, 19, 2013 95215S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 12-162 CA CADENCE BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, vs. WILLIAM J RISH, JR., WESLEY J. JONES, HEATHER T. JONES, a/k/a HEATHER ILENE THOMPSON RISH a/k/a HEATHER JONES, BANKTRUST, an Alabama Banking Company, BAY MEDICAL CENTER CENTENNIAL BANK, PROSPERITY BANK and GULF COAST VACATION RENTALS, INC. Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 22nd day of August, 2013, in Case Number 12-162-CA, of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit, in and for Gulf County, Florida, wherein CADENCE BANK N.A. is Plaintiff, and DYKES, and WILLIAM J RISH, JR., WESLEY J. JONES, HEATHER T. JONES, a/k/a HEATHER ILENE THOMPSON RISH a/k/a HEATHER JONES, BANKTRUST, an Alabama Banking Company, BAY MEDICAL CENTER CENTENNIAL BANK, PROSPERITY BANK and GULF COAST VACATION RENTALS, INC., are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder at the front lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, Port St. Joe, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., Eastern Time on the 26th day of September, 2013, the following described real property, as set forth in the Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure, to-wit: P arcel 1: A parcel of land lying in Section 25, Township 8 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County Florida, and being more particularly described as follows: Commence at an iron pipe marking the point of the South boundary line of Lot 114 of the unrecorded Plat of Golden, prepared by C. P. Gaulding with the Easterly right-of-way line of County Road No. 30; thence along said Easterly right-ofway line, N 15W, 145.38 feet to the Point of Beginning; thence continue along said right-of-way line N 15W, 505.99 feet to a point on the West boundary line of said Lot 114; thence along said West boundary line, N00 E, 9.59 feet to the Northwest corner of said Lot 114; thence along the North boundary line of said Lot 114, N 89E, 192.69 feet; thence leaving said North boundary line, S 08 E, 151.07 feet; thence S01 W, 135.92 feet; thence South 14W. 104.52 feet; thence S 01 W, 101.21 feet; thence S89 W, 43.76 feet to the Point of Beginning. AT THE TIME OF THE SALE, THE SUCCESSFUL HIGH BIDDER OR BIDDERS, AS THE CASE MAY BE, SHALL POST WITH THE CLERK A DEPOSIT EQUAL TO 5 PERCENT OF THE FINAL BID. THE DEPOSIT SHALL BE APPLIED TO THE SALE PRICE AT THE TIME OF PAYMENT. THE SUM REMAINING DUE AND OWING AFTER APPLICATION OF THE DEPOSIT SHALL BE PAID TO THE CLERK IN CERTIFIED FUNDS NO LATER THAN TEN (10) DAYS FROM THE DATE OF SALE. THE SUCCESSFUL BIDDER, OR BIDDERS, AT THE SALE WILL BE REQUIRED TO PLACE THE REQUISITE STATE DOCUMENTARY STAMPS ON THE CERTIFICATE OF TITLE. If you are a person claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale, you must file a claim with the Clerk no later than 60 days after the sale. If you fail to file a claim, you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. After 60 days, only the owner of record, as of the date of the lis pendens, may claim the surplus. DATED this 26th day of August, 2013 REBECCA L NORRIS Clerk of the Court Gulf County, Florida By: B. A. Baxter As Deputy Clerk September 5, 12, 2013 95231S NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS BID#1213-18 The Gulf County Tourist Development Council (GCTDC) will receive bids from any person, company or corporation interested in providing the following: Printing of the 2014 Official Gulf County Visitor Guide Proposals due Friday, September 20, 2013 no later than 4:30 PM ET Proposals will be opened Monday, September 23, 2013 at 10:00 AM ET Proposals must be delivered to the Gulf County Clerk of Courts Office at 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd, Room 148, Port St. Joe, FL 32456. Please indicate on the envelope YOUR COMPANY NAME, that this is a SEALED BID and include the BID NUMBER. Complete bid specifications may be obtained from the Gulf County Tourist Development Council, 150 Captain Freds Place, Port St. Joe, FL 32456, 850229-7800, or from the Gulf County website at www.gulfcounty-fl.gov. Tynalin Smiley Chairman Rebecca L. Norris Clerk September 5, 12, 2013 95215S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY. CASE NO. 13-46 PR IN PROBATE IN RE: The Estate of SONJA ANN LEVINS, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: The administration of the estate of SONJA ANN LEVINS, deceased, File Number 13-46 PR is pending in the Circuit Court for Gulf County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Gulf County Courthouse, Probate Division, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Boulevard, Port St. Joe, FL 32456. The name and address of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is served within three months after the date of the first publication of this notice must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. The date of the first publication of this Notice is September 5, 2013. /s/ Linda Freeman LINDA FREEMAN 2410 Oak Grove Ave. Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Personal Representative Estate of Sonja Ann Levins /s/ Thomas S. Gibson THOMAS S. GIBSON RISH, GIBSON & SCHOLZ, P.A. 116 Sailors Cove Drive P. O. Box 39 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 (850) 229-8211 ATTORNEY FOR PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE FL BAR NO. 0350583 September 5, 12, 2013 95244S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 23-2012-CA-000118 DIVISION: WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, vs. STEPHEN HELMS A/K/A STEPHEN BENNETT HELMS et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated August 27th, 2013 and entered in Case NO. 23-2012-CA-000118 of the Circuit Court of the FOURTEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for GULF County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, is the Plaintiff and STEPHEN HELMS A/K/A STEPHEN BENNETT HELMS; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF STEPHEN HELMS A/K/A STEPHEN BENNETT HELMS; BRANDI N. JONES A/K/A BRANDI HELMS; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at LOBBY OF THE GULF COUNTY COURTHOUSE at 11:00AM, on the 26th day of September, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 2, BLOCK B: A PARCEL OF LAND LYING AND BEING IN THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 36, TOWNSHIP 3 SOUTH, RANGE 10 WEST, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 36, THENCE GO SOUTH 00 DEGREES 20 MINUTES 39 SECONDS WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 20.22 FEET TO THE NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY LINE OF BRIAN SETTERICH ROAD (HAVING A 70 FOOT WIDE RIGHT OF WAY); THENCE GO SOUTH 88 DEGREES 46 MINUTES 04 SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY LINE OF A DISTANCE OF 446.35 FEET FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING. FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING CONTINUE SOUTH 88 DEGREES 46 MINUTES 04 SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY LINE FOR A DISTANCE OF 177.00 FEET; THENCE DEPARTING SAID NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY LINE, GO NORTH 01 DEGREE 21 MINUTES 11 SECONDS WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 246.10 FEET: THENCE GO NORTH 88 DEGREES 46 MINUTES 04 SECONDS EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 177.00 FEET: THENCE GO SOUTH 01 DEGREES 21 MINUTES 11 SECONDS EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 246.10 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. A/K/A LOT 2, BLOCK B, CRESTWOOD ACRES, UNRECORDED A/K/A 221 BRYAN SETTERICH, WEWAHITCHKA, FL 32465-3103 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on Augsut 28th, 2013. BILL KINSAUL Clerk the Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk **See Americans with Disabilities Act If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator by mail at P. O. Box 1089, Panama City, FL 32402 or by phone at (850) 747-5338 at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days. If you are hearing impaired, please call 711. ADA Coordinator P.O. Box 1089 Panama City, FL 32402 Phone: 850-747-5338 Fax: (850) 747-5717 Hearing Impaired: Dial 711 Email: ADARequest@ jud14.flcourts.org F12002310 September 5, 12, 2013 95234S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY. CASE NO. 13-47 PR IN PROBATE IN RE: The Estate of JOSEPH PHILIP ADAMS, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: The administration of the estate of JOSEPH PHILIP ADAMS, deceased, File Number 13-47 PR is pending in the Circuit Court for Gulf County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Gulf County Courthouse, Probate Division, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida, 32456. The name and address of the personal representative and that personal representatives attorney are set forth below. ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is served within three months after the date of the first publication of this notice must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. The date of the first publication of this Notice is September 5, 2013. s/Eileen Guillory EILEEN GUILLORY 6814 Georgia Avenue Port St. Joe, FL 32456 PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE ESTATE OF JOSEPH PHILIP ADAMS s/s. Russell Scholz S. RUSSELL SCHOLZ FL BAR NO. 0224839 RISH, GIBSON & SCHOLZ, P.A. 116 Sailors Cove Drive P. O. Box 39 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 (850) 229-8211 ATTORNEY FOR PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE September 5, 12, 2013 95251S PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Gulf County Board of County Commissioners will hold a public hearing to consider adoption of the following Ordinances with the following titles: 1) AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, ESTABLISHING PROBATION SERVICES ADMINSTRATIVE FEES AND ENTITLED PROBATION SERVICES FEE FOR GULF COUNTY; PROVIDING FOR REPEALER; CONFLICTS; MODIFICATIONS THAT MAY ARISE FROM CONSIDERATION AT PUBLIC HEARING; SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. 2) AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, ESTABLISHING PRETRIAL RELEASE ADMINSTRATIVE FEES AND ENTITLED PRETRIAL RELEASE ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICE FEE FOR GULF COUNTY; PROVIDING FOR REPEALER; CONFLICTS; MODIFICATIONS THAT MAY ARISE FROM CONSIDERATION AT PUBLIC HEARING; SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. *Complete Ordinances on file in the Clerks Office* A public reading, introductions and public hearing will be held during the Gulf County Board of County Commissioners Regular Meeting on Tuesday, September 24th at 9:00 a.m. est. in the County Commissioners meeting room in the Robert M. Moore Administration Building, Gulf County Courthouse Complex, Port St. Joe, Florida. All interested persons may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed Ordinance and referenced amendments. If a person decides to appeal any decisions made by the Gulf County Commission with respect to any matter considered at this hearing, he/she will need a record of the proceedings and that for such purpose he/she may need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings made and which would include any evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. A copy of the proposed Ordinances are available for inspection on weekdays between the hours of 9:00 a.m. est., and 5:00 p.m. est. at the Office of the Clerk of Court, Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 C.G. Costin, Sr., Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida, 32456. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: TYNALIN SMILEY, CHAIRMAN September 12, 2013 96211S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2009-CA-000520 REGIONS BANK D/B/A REGIONS MORTGAGE, Plaintiff, vs. CHARLES SCOTT SEYMOUR, et al., Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on December 13, 2012, in Case No. 2009-CA000520 of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit for Gulf County, Florida, in which Regions Bank d/b/a Regions Mortgage, Plaintiff, and 95289S NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BID #1213-19 The Gulf County Tourist Development Council (GCTDC) will receive proposals from any company or corporation interested in providing the following: Services to Design, Manage, and Maintain the Gulf County Florida TDC website: www.visitgulf.com. RFQ Deadline: Friday, September 27, 2013 no later than 4:00 PM ET and will be opened on Monday, September 30, 2013 at 10:00 AM ET. Responses to this RFQ must include one (1) original and five (5) copies and be delivered to: Gulf County Clerk of Court Attn: Kari Summers 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd, Room 148 Port St. Joe, FL 32456. Please indicate on the envelope YOUR COMPANY NAME, that this is a SEALED RFP and include the BID NUMBER. This RFQ is available for response from all interested firms who can demonstrate the necessary experience, and the capability to handle a program of the size, scope and complexity of the integrated website and communication services of the Gulf County TDC. Finalist will be chosen based on overall qualifications and experience with development of successful consumer websites in preferably in travel industry. Upon acceptance of the finalist by the BOCC, the GCTDC Executive Director will work with the selected contractor to develop a project schedule, scope of work and project budget. All questions should be directed to the T.D.C. Executive Director Jennifer Jenkins at 850229-7800. Tynalin Smiley Chairman Rebecca L. Norris Clerk of Court Sept. 12, 19, 2013

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Great opportunity to own your own BUSINESS For more information please contact Jamie Meadors at jmeadors@pcnh.comOR Apply in person at: 501 W 11th St. and ask for a carrier application Web ID#: 34265008 These tiny ads sell, hire, rent and inform for thousands of families each week.Let a little Classified ad do a big job for you. The Port St.Joe Star Classified 747-5020 Charles Scott Seymour, et al., are Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, in the courthouse lobby, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL 32456, at 11:00 a.m. ET or as soon thereafter as the sale may proceed, on the 26th day of September, 2013, the following described real property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 7, BLOCK 49, ST. JOSEPHS ADDITION TO THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, UNIT NUMBER THREE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 32, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. Any person or entity claiming an interest in the surplus, if any, resulting from the foreclosure sale, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must file a claim on the same with the Clerk of Court within 60 days after the foreclosure sale. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in ADOPTION:Affectionate College Sweethearts. Secure Stay-Home-Mom await baby. Carolyn & Chris 1-800-552-0045 Expenses Pd FLBar42311 this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator by mail at P. O. Box 1089, Panama City, FL 32402 or by phone at (850) 7475338 at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days. If you are hearing impaired, please call 711. Dated this 26th day of August, 2013. REBECCA L. 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