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The star
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Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
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S5 YOUR HOMETO
YOUR IHOMETOV


USPS 518-880


68th Year, Number


WN NEWSPAPER FOR OVER 68 YEARS
39 Port St. Joe, FL 3 Sections 34 Pages


"The Wall That Heals" 1B


JULY 20, 2006


Eight Candidates Vie for School


Board, County Commission


Four of the eight candidates who have qualified for the upcoming Gulf County School Board and County Commission races submit their paperwork
to Supervisor of Elections Linda Griffin. Pictured, from left to right: George Cox, Charlotte Pierce, John Wright and Billy Traylor. Not pictured: Jerry
Pridgeon, Tom Semmes, Nathan Peters, Jr. and Danny Little.


By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
As of Monday, eight candidates have
qualified to run for School Board and County
Commission seats in the upcoming Gulf
County elections.
John Wright will challenge incumbent
Charlotte Pierce'for the School Board District
5 seat, with incumbent Danny Little cur ren tly
unopposed in District 1 and George Cox
unopposed in District 2.
County Commission District 4 incum-


bent Nathan Peters, Jr. currently faces no
challengers. but fellow comnussioner Billy
Traylor IRep.) has two candidates vying for
his District 2 seat. JerryPridgeon IDenm.I and
Tom Senmmes, (NPA).
If no other candidates qualilv before the
Friday at noon IETI deadline. the School
Board District 5 race will be the only one
reflected on the Sept. 5 primary ballot.
Eligible voters must register by August 7
to cast their ballots in the prunarn.
The general election will be held No\. 7.


Those who want to throw their hat in the
ring must submit qualifying fees by Friday
at 12 a.m. to the Gulf County Supervisor of
Elections Office. located at 401 Long Ave. in
Port St. Joe.
The qiualyTuig fee for the County commis-
sion race is S 1.532.46 and the school board,
8942.40.
The deadline to quality" by petition ended
June 19.
For a complete list of candidates for state
and local offices. see next week's paper.


St. Joseph Bay Humane Society Finally Gets Its Break


By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer
It seems that dreams really do come true
- if you wait long enough, have enough patience.
and persevere in spite of things.
And in doing just that. the St. Joseph Bay
Human Society will see. its dream of a lnew
facility and haven for abandoned, injured and
abused animals come to life. beginning this
week.
"So many Gulf Countians have been helping
us. it's wonderful." said Carolyn Lee, who wi-th
her husband Leon, have been the "Humane
Society" for the county. "We could not 1ave


done this without so many wonderful people
helping us."
Lee, and others involved in the project
closed on the U.S. Department of Agriculture
IiSDAl loan on June 26. and turned the proj-
ect over to Wuidolf Construction at a meeting
with the county on July 13.
Windolf Construction will take the prol-
ect through its next and final phase actual
construction of the' facility. The USDA \\-l
continue to be involved until the building is
completed.
The new facility will be located at the north
end of 10th Street m Port St. Joe. just east of


J ohn W. Wright Seeks


Election to School Board


John W. Wright has announced his intent
to seek the position of School Board member
District 5.
Wright attended Columbus College
(Georgia) and the University of West Florida.
where he studied Business Administration.
Wright has worked for the City of Port St.
Joe for 28 years. He is an active member of
First Baptist Church. where he serves on sev-
eral comnuttees. He has been a volunteer for 20
years m Port St. Joe. helping with the .outh of
the community.
SWright is married to Linda Rushing Wright.
They have one son. Matthew. who is a junior at '
Port St. Joe High School.
Wright has a desire to make a difference in
our schools.


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Budget


Battles Begin


This Month

By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer
Let the games begin. Budget work-
shops for fiscal year 2006-07 begin this
week for county municipalities, the county
school board, Gulf County itself, and
Mexico Beach.
The workshops are in preparation for
budget hearings, held mostly in September
and October.
Both workshops and hearings are
open to the public, and public comments
may be addressed to the various commis-
sions and boards. But commissioners
and board members may only vote on the
budget during the hearings. No voting is
allowed during workshops.
Dates for budget workshops through-
out the county are as follows:
1) Gulf County School Board July
20, 2 p.m. E.T.-board meeting to vote to
advertise tentative budget and millage
rate
2) Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners July 24, July 26, July
27, all at 5 p.m. E.T.-If all meeting dates
are not needed, a notice will be posted at
the Courthouse Complex.
3) City of Port St. Joe to be
announced,
S4 City of Wewahitchka first work-
'shop July 31, 6:30 p.m. Central, 109
South 2nd Street other meetings to be
announced
51 City of Mexico Beach July 20, 4
p.m. Central
Budget hearings: .
II Gulf County School Board August
1. 5:15 p.m. E.T.-board meeting to vote on
tentative village rate
2) Gulf County :Bpard of County
Commissioners to be an'rounced
". 31 City of Port St. Joe to be
announced
4) City of Wewahitchka in September.
dates to be announced
5) City of Mexico Beach to be
announced


Chris Patterson Announces Candidacy for

14th Judicial Circuit Judge, Group 11


With over 20 'y ears of legal experience.
Chris Patterson has proven himself as a leader
in the field of law as well as within the com-
munity. Chris is proud to formally announce
his candidacy for Circuit Judge of the 14th
Judicial Circuit, Group 11.
Chris Patterson began his legal career as
an officer in the United States Army Judge
Advocate General's Corps. As an officer, he
commanded an office recognized by the U.S.
Army Chief of Staff's Award for Excellence in
1990. Mr. Patterson served two tours of duty.
to include the Desert Shield'Storm conflict.
Among lus decorations. he was awarded two
Meritorious Service Medals. He also served as
a Military Magistrate during a portion of his
military career. Chris Patterson was appointed
ui 1987 by the U. S. Department of Justice
to serve as a Special Assistant United States
Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia.
Mr. Patterson returned to Florida and estab-
lished a private practice of law emphasizing
criminal law. juvenile matters and mediation.
He has received the distinction of "Certified
Criminal Trial Lawyer" by the Florida Bar
Board of Certiicaton and "Certified Criminal
Trial Advocate" by the National Board of Trial
Advocacy. As a trial attorney, he tried to verdict
in excess of 100 jury trials, while handling in
excess of 2000 cases m various fields during his
career. He is a graduate of Clemson University.
where he received a Bachelors of Arts degree.
and Nova University. from which he received a
Juris Doctorate degree in 1985. Chris Patterson


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is active m local, state, and national bar asso-
ciations. Among other courts to which he is
admitted. Mr. Patterson is admitted to practice
before the United States Supreme Court. He is
a past recipient of the Florida Bar President's
Pro Bono Serice Award. representing the
Fourteenth Judicial Circuit.


INDEX
Opinions 4A Churh News 5B
Letlers lo the Editor 5... 5A Thigs To Do & See bB

NASCA -.-.. ___.. 2 IA Law Enloriemenl..... 8B

Sports 1012A School News lIOB

Weather IZA Legals-- ---.....--. 6

Sociel News .... 2B Trades& Servies -.. -7
Obiluaries ........ 4B Classifieds.. ..... 8-9C


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was bigger and better than
ever in Mexico Beach. The
cars, trucks, RV's and boats
began rolling in to town as
early as Friday afternoon
and the visitors and resi-
dents started pitching tents
on the beach.
"I have never seen so
many people on the beach"
said Lynn Marshall of the
Mexico Beach Community
Development Council. "It
was probably the busiest
week we have ever had and
it seemed to go off very
smooth."
The City of Mexico
Beach employees went over
and beyond the call of duty,
emptying trash, cleaning
up, and checking all of the
public areas. It takes a lot
of effort to keep up with
everything when you have
that many people in the
area.


"We expected about 100
people and by 6:45, we had
168 register. We were so
excited about the participa-
tion and we are looking for-
ward to having more peo-
ple next year" said Connie
Risinger, the organizer of
these events.
After the 5k, the vol-
unteers packed up their
trucks and headed over
to the canal for the chil-
dren's fishing tournament.
Registration started at 9
a.m. (CT) and kids were
already lined up at 8:15,
ready to drop their lines.
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ister. The Special Events
gave each child a custom
Mexico Beach hat, partici-
pation certificate, a hotdog
and snacks. Gulf Foods
donated water and banan-
as for the race and Half-
Hitch Tackle donated 30
fishing rods to the Special
Events to have for those
kids who did not bring one.
Marquardt's Marina and
the Shell Shack donated all
of the bait used.
Shawna Wood, one of
the Chairman of Special
Events said, "Our local
businesses help us so


much, we could not ever do
these events without them
and the loyal volunteers.
We are blessed to have so
many people lend a hand
and make these events such
a success."
The Grand Finale of the
4th of July was the fire-
works show that was done
off of the Mexico Beach
pier. Colorful and beauti-
ful sprays of red, white and
blue adorned the clear sky
over the Gulf of Mexico. It
was a great day to celebrate
the independence of our
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The existing shelter, located behind the county jail.


Humane Society


USDA to pay for the construc-
tion.
The project, which began
four years ago, was delayed
because of multiple revisions
to the architectural plans for
various reasons, among them
the necessity of reducing the
scope and square footage of
the actual building because, of
lack of funds.
"It has been a long, diffi-
cult, drawn-out process getting
the USDA loan," said Delores
Vindolf, co-owner of the com-
pany, "but the architectural
plans were laid out last week,
and we will begin moving dirt
this week.
"A tremendous amount
of materials and labor have


been pledged to this project,"
she added, allowing the con-
struction to be scheduled for
completion by March of next
year.
Lee expressed her grati-
tude for "the enormous num-
bers of people in the county
giving their time and efforts
to help the Humane Society,"
including all the volunteers
who work with the animals;
people who donate funds and
supplies; local businesses that
routinely give help; and local
professionals who work pro
bono for the shelter, like Ralph
Roberson and Tom Gibson.
"They are all godsends," said
Lee.


for the Humane Society comes
from the society's Faith's Thrift
Hut, which has been success-
ful since its opening last year.
The store, located adjacent to
the site of the new facility at
1007 10th Street, is only open
12 hours per week, yet brings
in a substantial amount of
money from the items sold.
Faith's Thrift Hut offers
used furniture, appliances,
and lighting fixtures, as well
as toys and clothes. Open
from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. E.T.
on Thursday, Fridays and
Saturday, the proceeds from
the shop will help make the
loan payments on the new
building.


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4 Bedrooms & 4 Baths
Apx. 1,766 Square Feet H/C
In-ground pool overlooks gulf
Fireplace & storm shutters
Good rental income
Offered at $1,395,000
Dee Mitchell, 850.229.1968


GULF VIEW, Mexico Beach
2 Bedrooms & 2 Baths
Apx. 1,088 Square Feet H/C
Direct Beach Access
Multi-Level Balconies
Room for a pool
RV/extra paved parking
Offered at $549,000
Eli Duarte, 850.227.5152


Gulf View, Mexico Beach
3 Bedrooms & 3 Baths
Apx. 756 Total Square Feet
Fully furnished
Beach Access Deeded
Canal view and access
X Flood Zone
Offered at $509,000 ,
Mark Thacker, 880.596.5270


GULF FRONT, Cape San Bias 1st Tier, Cape San Bias
2 Bedrooms & 2.5 Baths *2 Bedrooms & 2.5 Baths
Apx. 1,120 Square Feet H/C Apx. 1120 Total Square Feet
End unit townhouse Fabulous gulf views
Fully furnished Fully Furnished
Good rental history Outdoor Hot Tub
Great water & beach views X flood zone
Offered at $315,000 Offered at $535,000


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GULF VIEW, Cape San Bias
3 Bedrooms & 3.5 Baths
Apx. 1,853 Square Feet H/C
Never Rented, Like New
Multi-Level Screened Porches
Hardy Board exterior
Cape Shoals Subdivision
Offered at $885,000
Dee Mitchell, 850.229.1968


INTERIOR, White City GULF FRONT, Cape San Bias
3 Bedrooms & 2 Baths 4 Bedrooms & 3 Baths
Apxl 1,256 Square Feet H/C Apx. 1,772 Square Feet H/C
Large lot (88' X 200') Fireplace
Home in' great condition Attached garage
Close to Intracoastal waterway Great rental history
Great deal! Spectacular sunsets
Offered at $169,000 Offered at $1,799,500


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INTERIOR, St. Joe Beach
3 Bedrooms & 2 Baths
Apx. 1,788 Square Feet H/C
Hardwood floors & bonus room
Attached garage
X flood zone
Offered at $429,000
Eli Duarte, 850.227.5152


GULF FRONT, Cape San Bias
2 Bedrooms & 2 Baths
Apx. 912 Total Square Feet
Fully furnished
Hardwood floors
Cathedral ceilings
Loft/bonus room
Offered at $845,000
Libia Taylor, 850.227.7891


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Bay View Canal Front acres, MLS# 200427, $4,200,000 MLS# 106731, $499,000 Gulf Access
Cape San Bias, 103 Park Point Circle,.26 acres,
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MLS# 109901, $570,000 MLS# 109599, $269,000 MLS# 110680, $750,000 G ulf Front
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Cape San Bias, 112 Plover, .34 acres, MLS# Cape San Bias, 137 Seahorse Ln, .25 acres, Cape San Bias, 211 Bent Tree Rd, .66 acres, Cape San Bias, 108 Curve Rd, .63 acres, MLS# Apalachicola, 192 River Chase Ln, .55 acres,
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nearly 2,000 square feet of decks. One of the large, screened in porches, extends across the front of the house, and is the
perfect place to spend the evenings with friends and family overlooking the gulf. This house also has a 3 car garage, large paved
driveway, large backyard with gravel drive for boat and/or RV hookup. Outdoor shower and patio area with a screened-in
back porch and dry sauna, surround sound audio system and game table for family fun. This home is currently on the rental
program with Pristine Properties with thirteen weeks of 2006 booked so far. For more information call Jan McDonald 850-
227-4864. MLS # 110363 $875,000




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Fiscal

A quick perusal of the preliminary
county budget provides a succinct descrip-
tion of the document.
Irresponsible.
Based on requests from department
heads and constitutional officers, the pre-
liminary budget, if passed as written,
would mean a 44 percent tax increase for
property owners and a rise in the millage
rate of almost two mills.
The new dollars would top $6.6 mil-
lion.
We are fully prepared for the argument
during budget workshops well expect to
hear it from commissioners themselves
- that this preliminary budget is just an
example of department heads and consti-
tutional officers run amok.
This is the duck-and-dodge mental-
ity of a group which has all the desire to
acknowledge and accept responsibility as
a 5-year-old caught with cookie crumbs
on their cheeks.
But regardless of how department
heads and constitutional officers arrived
at their requests, it is a simple slab of real-
ity that this bit of economic nonsense falls
on commissioners.
For one thing, this preliminary budget
follows the modus operandi evident in
recent years as to the budget.
Ask for $8 million, get $4 million and
the commissioners can look like heroes
for holding the line on their out of control
minions.
And what this preliminary budget
demonstrates is that the bluster over
zero-based budgeting was the dog and
the now-missing independent -audit the
pony in this year's episode of the County
Commission's budget show.
Department heads and others crafting
budgets surely perceived this year as busi-
ness as usual, with a Commission that
has soaked taxpayers with increases of 26
percent and 31 percent the past two years
preceded by double-digit baths the previ-
ous three years and which has little incli-
nation toward, not to mention apparent
understanding of, fiscal responsibility.
Maybe it would be easier to swallow if
spending growth was reflected in popula-
tion growth and associated strains on the
public infrastructure.


Follies

The facts are, however, that the coun-
ty has grown marginally in the past five
years while county spending has exploded
by $8 million or only slightly more
growth than reflected in this year's pre-
liminary budget.
As for infrastructure, let us review.
Water and sewer? Nope, those two are
entirely the province of the municipali-
ties.
Roads? They are addressed in a road
bond which will only compound and extend
the county's long-term debt.
Hospital? No, a half-
cent sales tax provides the It is th
county's obligation on that Commissi
one. Joe, which
Schools? Well, the spe- forming G
cial project "slush" funds .
come in handy to help into a p
teams, clubs and other affordable
school events, but the pub- the wealth
lic schools, and the School sible onli
Board, mostly provide
fodder for the deflection with ches
maneuvers of several com- sure in to
missioners.
Economic development? Ah, there is
a rub.
For the budget practices at play here
are certainly drags on economic develop-
ment.
Add a 44 percent tax increase onto
what they've absorbed the past few years
and small businesses might find survival
possible only in some location outside of
the county. That was abundantly clear last
year when small business owners implored
commissioners for some tax relief.
And anyone examining the cooling
of the housing market would surely take
note of the fact that each resident in Gulf
County, on average, pays more in property
taxes than residents in all but three of
Florida's 67 counties.
That's before they are gored this year
by the county commissioners.
Taken a step further, we would argue
that much of the angst expended and
vocalized the past few years by those con-
cerned about how development by The St.
Joe Company would alter the landscape
has been wildly misdirected.
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Red Made A Statement!


Robert Bryant passed away last week. I was
out of town at a family reunion when he died. I
hadn't been home ten minutes when I got the
call. "Coach, I'm sorry, I thought you knew......"
I could hear Adrian still talking but my
mind had shifted to 1970. I don't remember
now exactly how I found my way to the St. Joe
Sluggers.."..and the baseball field withthe beau-
tiful old concrete block walls down by the rail
road tracks. Robert met me with a handshake
and a smile, "They say you can, pitch." He said
it like he wouldn't believe it till he could see for
himself.
But the smile was so genuine I knew he was
o. k. at first glance.
"You a real baseball man or did you just
come over to play a little bit?"
Well, I had no answer for that! I wasn't
about to tell him that I- had played, in every
sandlot, cow pasture, side yard, raked out cot-
ton patch and bottom forty from the banks of
the Green River up in Kentucky to Frog Jump,
Tennessee. I had even played in a few places
that actually had a fence, real bases and a
grandstand. I remember when Ray Jablonski
was a rookie third baseman with St. Louis. I
was still mad at the Yankees for their comeback
in the '58 World Series. I jumped ten feet high
when Mazaroski's blow cleared the left field wall
in old Forbes Field. Every day as the sun comes
up I see stitches on it....
"Mr. Robert," he looked a tad older than me,
and I didn't start calling him Red until a week-
end or so later, "I sure do like to feel that wind
on my face when I round first...."
He waved a hand and smiled some more. He
understood that answer!
I pitched in that first game. He caught. For
a little bit on the older side he moved around
pretty good back there. He could block my
pitches in the dirt. And he didn't hold the mitt
right in the middle of the plate. He worked the
comers. He knew when to bring the heat up
and in and he knew when it was time for Uncle
Charlie down and away. I didn't say nothing,
naturally, but it didn't take a half an inning to
realize this wasn't the first time Robert Bryant
had squatted down back there.
The very' next Sunday he pitched and. I
caught. Amazing! He didn't have the speed I bet



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he once had but he could still get batters out.
He had, a little cut fastball or slurve and a big
overhand breaking ball. But most importantly,
he knew when to throw what. He'd shake me off
a few times early in that game but it didn't take
long for us to get into sync.
We played some serious baseball for several
summers.
Perry had a heck of a team back then. They
would come over for a Sunday afternoon game
and Robert would "run down the hitters" for me.
"The second baseman leads off. He will bunt on
you. And he likes the ball inside. Well keep it
away from him. The left fielder bats second. He
can hit the fastball. We are going to curve him
all day. The little third baseman is next. He's
their best hitter. If he's got a weakness it is up
and in. But if you don't get it inside....he will
hit it on one of those trains out there! The first
baseman is their clean-up hitter. Another guy
we will use the breaking ball on......"
It was amazing! I had suited up for col-
lege tournaments and we didn't have scouting
reports as accurate. Robert didn't just show
up-he came to play. There is a big difference!
I never will forget my first road game to
Ebro. Their big left-hander threw the first pitch
of my first at bat right at my head. I scrambled
to get out of the way. I had barely dusted myself
off before his next pitch came boring right in on
me again. I sprawled on my back side to escape
the incoming missile. I was the only white guy
on our team and I reckon this pitcher was
"sending me a message". Actually, on this day, I
was the only white guy in the park! I never paid
much attention to it. And I wasn't trying to make
a statement. I just wanted to play baseball.


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tinue down the same path, they will have
ensured that the demographics of the
county would be irrevocably altered by
the flight of businesses, people on fixed
incomes and working stiffs due to onerous
tax burdens far in advance of any build-
out at WindMark Beach.
It is the Commission, not St. Joe,
which is transforming Gulf County into a
playground affordable only to the wealthy,
accessible only to those with chests of
treasure in tow.
What this preliminary budgets reflects,
most of all, is a disinterest
(County) in how responsibly pub-
on, not St. lic dollars are expended,
1 is trans- a continuum of the con-
ulf County cept, manifested at times
in the rank and file, that
aground the public trough is there
Only to for the dipping, that no
hy, acces- sense of trust is required
to those in spending the public's
to those money.
ts of trea- The fact that a prelimi-
W. nary budget so obscene-
S-ly disconnected from the
realities of the community, one that has
taxes marching forward instead of in
retreat, could reach the desk of commis-
sioners without being stamped "Return to
Sender Try Again" is a smack in the face,
of every property owner in the county.
In reviewing the preliminary budget,
attempting to crunch the numbers, trying
to understand how fiscal attitudes could
have devolved so completely, one more
word beyond irresponsible comes rapidly
to mind.
And that word is recall.
Blowing up the entire system and
starting all over again, from the top, seems
an increasingly appropriate response to
the carnage commissioners are inflicting
on people's wallets.
Commissioners seem to carry little
guilt over hitting people where they hurt
most, in the pocketbook.
Maybe the time has arrived for the
citizens to return the favor and hit com-
missioners where it hurts most at the
ballot box.


None of my teammates seemed to care.
If Robert even noticed that I was white, he
never let on.
As I dusted myself off the second time
I kinda glanced over to our dugout. Nobody
seemed to be taking notice. The third pitch hit
me on the left arm. I trotted down to first, care-
ful not to rub it.
Two innings later the big left-hander came
up to bat. Charles Beachum was pitching for
us. Listen, he could throw a ripe strawberry
through a battleship! I mean, he could hum it!
Robert was behind the plate. As Charles began.
his wind up, I saw Robert shift slightly to the
inside and move ahis mitt up behind the left-
hander's ear. People, the pitch hit the big guy
right in the middle of the back. I heard the air
come out of him. The ball didn't glance off, it
bored into his flesh and then dropped straight
down. He fell like he had been shot. It took him
a few minutes to get up and they helped him
toward first base.
There was a statement made that hot after-
noon about teammates and friendship and look-
ing out for one another....:.
After our playing days I would stop and
visit with Red. It would take us about eight
seconds to get to the old baseball days or
to the Brooklyn Dodgers. We talked of Clem
Labine, Carl Erskine, Pee Wee Reese and .Roy
Campanella. He remembered Ray Jablonski's
big year.and Maz's World Series blow. I learned
a lot of baseball leaned against the front wall of
Peter's old laundry. We'd end every session with
a vow to break out our old gloves for one more
game of pitch and catch.....
I sat with Robert at Edwin Williams' funeral.

When the speaker said Mr., Williams was an
educator, Robert nodded his head in agreement.
When he. said Mr. Williams was a man of vision,
he nodded again. When he said Mr. Williams
was a humble man, he nodded again. When he
said Mr. Williams was a good man, he smiled
and nodded in complete agreement.
I have thought so much over the last few
days how much Robert fit into all of those cat-
egories....and I have mourned the loss of a ter-
rific friend....
Respectfully,
Kes


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Free-market Frontier
With the shuttle safely home, it's time
to scrap the fleet and launch private space
exploration
The space shuttle Discovery made a safe
re-entry landing Monday in only the second
shuttle mission since the 2003 destruction
during re-entry of the shuttle Columbia.
The successful landing is a good time to
discuss the independence of future space mis-
sions from government control and the federal
treasury. Current Bush administration plans
are to retire the remaining three shuttles by
2010, with 16 more missions during that
time.
Given the delays in getting the shuttle
ready for this mission, and its ongoing safety
problems, that timetable looks optimistic. The
first shuttle flew 25 years ago. And although
there have been many technological upgrades,
the basic shuttle design dates to the early
1970s.
The best approach now would be to scut-
tle all three shuttles, or privatize the fleet. The
problem isn't just safety, but economics, said
Ed Hudgins, an adjunct scholar at the Cato
Institute and editor of "Space: The Free Market
Frontier." He said each shuttle launch now
costs $500 million to $1 billion.
"From a scientific view, very little is gained"
from a shuttle flight, Hudgins said. The shut-
tle also provides services for the International
Space Station. Hauling freight to space for
$500 million a trip is too rich for our blood.
The space station is another money pit. In
the 1980s its projected cost was $8 billion, but
the real cost now is expected to be $50 billion
to $100 billion. "Again, the space station is
doing very little science," Hudgins said.
About half of NASA's $7 billion yearly
budget goes to human space exploration the
shuttle and space station money that could
go to better uses, such as unmanned space
exploration.
As to human flight, Hudgins pointed to
soaring private efforts. Space.com reported
July 5 that Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon.com, is
financing the New Shepard Reusable Launch
System by Blue Origin, a space firm that will
launch human flights from Texas.
More famous is SpaceShipOne, built by
famed designer Burt Rutan and funded by
Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, which in
2004 became the first manned space flight
funded by private investors.
And as to President Bush's call for
new manned flights to the moon, former
Pennsylvania Rep. Bob Walker, who served
as chairman of the House Science Committee,
has proposed that the federal government give
a 25-year tax exemption to any corporation
that establishes a functioning base on the
moon. The private sector's competition for
such an incentive likely would encourage the
development of new and more efficient space
craft and equipment.
These are all new projects and ideas that
were unthinkable when the space shuttle
program was announced by President Nixon
in 1972.
With Discovery safely back on the ground,
the whole program should be ended, with the
shuttles privatized if anyone wants them.
It's time for new ideas, new programs,, new
approaches in exploring the final and inevi-
tably private frontier.

Judge Puts

Congress in Its Place

Does it really take a federal judge to remind
Americans of something that to us seems self-
evident that neither members of Congress
nor the marble buildings in which they work
are beyond the reach of the laws under which
the rest of Americans live? Apparently it does.
The job fell to Chief U.S. District Judge
Thomas Hogan, who on Monday ruled that a
May raid by the FBI on the congressional office
of Louisiana Rep. William Jefferson was. legal,
and in no way represented an unconstitutional
encroachment on the legislative branch by
the executive. "Congress' capacity to function
effectively is not threatened by permitting con-
gressional offices to be searched pursuant to
validly issued search warrants," said Hogan,
who had okayed the search of Jefferson's office
as part of a criminal probe. The judge refused
to return to Jefferson materials that were
taken, as the congressman has demanded.
We were stunned that congressional lead-
ers of both parties made such a fuss over the
raid, claiming it constituted some affront to
them or to constitutional .checks and balanc-
es. The constitutional basis of such arguments
seems flimsy at best. And the uproar seemed
to us emblematic of an arrogant attitude by
some in Congress that they are above the laws.
So we're gratified that Hogan set the record
straight and, put them in their place.
5 "No one argues that the warrant exe-
cuted upon Congressman Jefferson's office
was not properly administered," Hogan wrote.
"Therefore, there was no impermissible intru-
sion on the 'Legislature. The fact that some
privileged material was incidentally captured
by the search does not constitute an unlawful
intrusion:"
The uproar in Congress, though it evokes
a big yawn beyond the Beltway, where the
rest of the country's law apply, led President
Bush, apparently loath to make enemies on
Capitol Hill, to order the seized materials held
during a so-called coolingoff period. It ended
Monday, and we hope Hogan's ruling will
allow federal' prosecutors to proceed with their
investigations. We'll leave it to others to decide
whether Jefferson is guilty of corruption. But
we find Congress guilty of arrogance in the
first degree.


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The 2006-2007 Gulf
County budget requests are in.
Hang on folks, we are in for
another spending frenzy with
the ridiculous budget increase
request again this year.
Would you believe that
after the staggering increase of
147% in Ad Valorem TAXES
in Gulf County over the past
five (5) years, the department
heads and Constitutional
Officers are requesting a
whopping $5,706,270 or 53%
increase in property taxes in
2006-2007 over the already
ridiculous increase they got
last year.
We have been taking the
Commissioners to task (and
rightfully so) for approving the
big increases over the past five
(5) years. Now it is time to get
to the root of these huge TAX
increase requests.
Listed below are the bud-
get request submitted by the
most flagrant departments
and Constitutional Officers:

Parks & Rec.
$381,548 a 123% increase
Landfill
$1,132,638 a 117%
increase
County Court
$837,346 a 97% increase
Animal Control
$156,883 a 92% increase
Court House Maint.
$860,612 a 75% increase
Court House Cust/Jan
$430,260 a 71% increase
Emergency Mgnt.
$325,455 a 66% increase
Public Works
$2,752,318 a 54% increase
PSJ Downtown Redev
$272,764 a 50% increase
GIS Mapping
$175,001 a 48% increase
Court House Facilities
$931,837 a 39% increase
Sheriff & D/C
$2,805,485 a 30% increase
County Administrator
$211,111 a 26% increase
Probate Judge
$102,660 a 24% increase,
Industrial Park
$206,163 a 23% increase
County Work Crew
$341,829 a 23% increase
Roads & Bridges
S1.692.32:3 a 200'I. increase
Extension Sere vice
$109,270 a 17% increase
Clerk to Bd. of Comm.
$345,747 a 110, increase
Tax Collector
:$445,778 a 8% increase





Correction

Last week's story on
the passing of Timothy
Whitfield due to injuries


sustained in
automobile
contained two
names of Mr.
sons were


a holiday
accident
errors. The
'Whitfield's
transposed


- Jacob is 12 years old.
Jonas is 1. Also, though
the Florida Highway Patrol
classified Jacob's injuries
as minor, he was actually
rushed into emergency
surge after the accident
and spent nine days in the
hospital. The Star regrets
the errors.


The department head in
each of these departments will
be held directly responsible
for making these outlandish
budget requests. They appar-
ently have no respect for the
TAXPAYERS of Gulf County. If
they cannot run .their depart-
ment without always wanting
more and more TAX money, it
is time for them to be replaced
by someone that can.
Mr. Commissioners, since
there is already too much
money being spent to operate
the Gulf County Government,
you can simply cut all depa-
ratments and Constituional
Officers budget by 15% under
their 2005-2006 budget. That
would save $2,125,000 and
services would not have to be
cut. This cut would merely
remove "some of the fat" from
the budget.
The last five (5) year trend
of huge budget increases in
Ad Valorem Taxes must be
reversed NOW. Anything less
is unacceptable.
Budget hearings are
scheduled to be held in the
Commissioner's Meeting
Room at 5:00 PM on Monday,
July 24, Tuesday, July 25 and
Wednesday, July 26, 2006.
Let's all show up for all three
(3) evenings and let the depart-
ment heads, Constitutional
Officers and commissioners
know how outraged we the
TAXPAYERS of Gulf County
really are. Enough, is enough,
is enough!
Harold Bost
Gulf County Taxpayer
Indian Pass



7/10/06
Dear Editor,

I am writing in reference
to last week's headline news,
"Community Reaches Out to
Premier Employees" where the
Plant manager stated that their
natural gas price was a major
contributing factor to the lay
off of 28 employees.
I want to tell your read-
ers (particularly our exist-
ing customers) Premier has
Never purchased an\' natural
'gas from the local natural
gas provider, St Joe Natural
Gas Company located at 301
Long Avenue in Port St Joe.
St Joe Natural Gas Company
provides natural gas service
throughout (Gulf County and
Mexico Beach with some of the
lowest gas prices in the state
of Florida.
Prior to the deregulation
of natural gas in 1989. Premier
purchased its gas directly from
Florida Gas Transmission
Company. Alter deregulation.
Premier chose to buy their gas
from outside gas marketing
companies. They have never.
purchased any'gas from St
Joe Natural Gas Company. In
the mid 1990's, we compared
Premier's actual gas costs
Purchased from another gas
provider) for a twelve mouth
period to what the same
amount of gas .would have
cost had. it been purchased
from St Joe Natural Gas and
found Premier would have
saved in'-excess of 850,000
per year. This information
was presented to Premier and
Premier didn't want to make


any changes in their gas buy-
ing practices.

Since natural gas prices
historically rise and fall during
each year, St Joe Natural Gas
Company buys gas throughout
the year whenever prices are
low and attempts to main-
tain a three to five year sup-
ply for resale to its custom-
ers. The natural, gas futures
market allows us to buy gas
today for use in the future. We
charge customers the average
cost at all times. This way,
we are able to buy gas when
prices are low and avoid buy-
ing when the prices are high,
unlike practices used by large
industries who typically buy
month to month. The high
prices reported last winter in
the (national) news was the
price you paid if you bought at
that time but these high prices
never represented our local
prices. Last year when the gas
price was reported to be over
$14.00, our price was less
than $5.25 per 1000 cubic
feet. We constantly monitor
the natural gas futures market
and make every effort to buy
at the lowest possible price
which translates to lower bills
to the public.

Stuart Shoaf, President
St Joe Natural Gas Company

Dear Editor:
On behalf of the Florida
Wildlife Federation, I commend
Governor Bush for his direct
and unequivocal demand that
Atlanta quit "stealing Florida's
water" from the Apalachicola
river system. While all sides
need to use restraint and good
judgment in reaching an equi-
table water sharing plan, the
rhetoric coming from Georgia
Governor Purdue has been
neither constructive nor overly
,factual. Much more is at stake
here than the health of a few
river mussels. Georgia resi-
dents living south of Atlanta,
and those of us in Alabama
and Florida, all share an
equally \alid desire toprosper
and leave behind a sustain-
able, clean and healthy river
for our children and future
generations.
Generations of Floridians
and visitorss have relied upon
the Apalachicola River and bay.
wiuch produce a tremendous
oyster and finfish fishery, ben-
efiting both commercial and
recreational interests. Indeed,
this estuary is one of the most
:productive in the world. The
natural beauty and quality of
life that is based on the exis-
tence of the fabled Apalachicola
should not be degraded by
short-sighted hoarding on the
part of Atlanta.
Ironically, many of the
new part-time residents now
hling at our once "Forgotten
Coast" call Atlanta their first
home. Moreover, the bur-
geonmig eco-heritage tourism
industry relies upon the river
and bay for fishing, wildlife;
viewing' and birding. -The
ongoing Apalachicola,'Flint
Chattahochee River water sup-
ply debate is about honest and
equitable water sharing that
balances the rights all three
states involved. Florida's right
to a clean and healthy river is
just as important as Atlanta's


S. l QTuestion
The county's prelunilary budget includes a property tax in-
Online crease of 44 percent. About right?
Opinion
Pole Resglts
-Pole -eult1 Yes, it's the cost growth.
0%

No, enough is enough.
100%
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need for more water withdraw-
als. That is why the Florida
Wildlife Federation joins the
Apalachicola Riverkeeper and
Governor Bush in calling for
more constructive negotiation
and less rhetorical posturing.
This issue is far too important
to be decided without all par-
ties, including the river, com-
ing out as winners.
Manley K. Fuller III
President, Florida Wildlife
Federation
EO. Box 6870
Tallahassee, FL 32314
(850) 656-7113


Give blood, give life
By Evan Duffy
Communications
Specialist American Red Cross
Blood Service Alabama and
Central Gulf Coast Region As
a people, we in the Alabama
and Central Gulf Coast Region
have been through a lot over
the last few summers. From
hurricanes to the ongoing rig-
ors of war and the dramatic
rise in the cost of living, things
have been just plain tough for
those of us blessed enough to
call this region home.
While catastrophes of
enormous proportion have
made landfall in our collective
psyche, one lurking menace
has evaded the attention of
almost everyone, threatening
the lives of us all without mak-
ing a sound. That menace is
the blood supply, more par-
ticularly the traditional sum-
mer shortage of blood in the
Alabama and Central Gulf
Coast Region.
As a veteran of the news-
paper business, I know that
oftentimes, both those who
cover the news and those who
read it get caught up in the.
sensational stor,. the shock-
ing event, the Biblical disaster.
It is those tales which grab
our consciousness, generat-
ing interest and mottiting the
type of self-sacrificing, gener-
ous action that provides the
siler lining beneath almost'all
wretched events we encounter.
But unfortunately, the issue of
blood donation is not nearly
as sparklingly spectacular as
things like flooding, hurri-
canes and terrorism.
Given the gravity of the
situation, however, the current
emergency in the blood inven-
tory for our region should
quality for the type of appeal
and resulting generosity that
we've seen in the wake of other
recent disasters.
The statistics tell the story:
even' two seconds. someone
in this country needs blood
just to survive. In the tune it
took to read the last sentence.
a neighbor, co-worker. family'
member or friend was saved
because blood was in stock
when he or she needed it.
The need for blood is
always critical 1Two leading
causes of death in our region
are traffic accidents and heart
disease. Each one of these,
subsequently. takes a draniat-
ic toll on the blood supply.
The victim of a traffic acci-
dent can need between four
and 50 units of blood to sur-
vive. and a transplant patent
can use hundreds of units to
make it through surgery. Heart
bypasses have become routine
and are performed across the
region each year by the hun-
dreds if not thousands. and
each surgery can require four
to. six units of blood.
While the American Red
Cross does a tremendous job
as steward of a large portion of
the nation's blood supply, the
summer months are always
one of the toughest times of
the year for keeping blood on
the shelves. The reasons for
this are simple to understand.
especially for those of us ui
this region.,
First of all, during the
summer, collections plummet.
Part of the reason for this is
that traditional rite of the sea-
son: summer vacation. High
school and college students
make up some 21 percent of
the blood supply in our region,
and when they are out of class
for the summer, the donor
pool decreases. Also, routine
donors who give at work or
church go on vacation, causing
many of them to miss regular
drives at which they normally
give blood.
This decrease in collec-


tions is paired with an increase
in demand for blood, again
partially related to summer
vacation. More people trav-
el during this time period,
with three major holidays
(Memorial Day, the Fourth of
July and Labor Day) falling
during the summer months.
As a result of increased travel,
there are simply more travel
accidents, which results in an
increased need for blood. And


because people traditionally
spend more time outdoors in
the summer, whether work-
ing or playing, they are more
prone to suffer injuries that
will require blood transfu-
sion.
The wild card in the sum-
mer blood inventory, at least
for the last several years, has
been the prevalence of tropi-
cal weather systems in our
region. The Alabama and
Central Gulf Coast blood ser-
vices region has been directly
hit by Tropical Storm Arlene
and hurricanes Ivan, Dennis
and Katrina over the last two
seasons alone.
Such tropical systems
are a double-edged sword
in terms of the blood sup-
ply. They interrupt collections
by causing blood drives to
be cancelled. The American
Red Cross simply cannot ask
people to attend drives when
such dangerous systems are
headed our way. Also, hur-
ricanes and tropical storms
obviously cause an increased
need for blood, both due to
storri-related injuries and
those injuries tied to traffic
accidents which occur during
evacuations.
From May 15, 2006 to
June 26, 2006, the overall
blood inventory fell from 2705
total units of blood in stock
to 1299 units. Between June
30, 2006 (the beginning of the
Fourth of July holiday Week-
end) and July 5, the blood


supply went from 1558 units
to 1393. This is indicative of
the lurking disaster we are
currently facing as a region,
and- these numbers should
provide a catalyst for every eli-
gible donor to make it a point
to give blood at least once this
summer.
When you give blood, you
give something that costs only
about an hour of one's time.
Whether well-to-do or down-
and-out, everyone who is
medically eligible can become
a healer by giving blood. It's
probably the easiest way to
become a hero, and you can
be guaranteed that someone
somewhere in our region will
live on because you took the
time to make a life-saving
donation.
Even though this potential
blood inventory-related disas-
ter is as deadly as any hur-
ricane or terrorist attack, it's
also one of the few disasters
that is completely avoidable.
If everyone who could donate
would donate even once a year,
there would never be a blood
shortage in our region.
This summer, refuse to be
a victim to fate. Stand up and
take charge of this potentially
threatening situation by giving
blood. It's quick, it's safe, it's
easy and it will most definitely
save lives. Remember, when
you give blood y6u give the gift
of life, and there really is no
greater gift one can give.


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Water, Water Everywhere at City Commission Meeting


By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer
Like theAncientMariner,
water issues seemed to be
the proverbial albatross
around the Port St. Joe
City Commission's neck at
the July 18 meeting.
The low bid for
construction of the city's
2.5 million gallon per-day-
capacity water plant was
still much higher than the
city's original estimate, as
discussed in last month's
city commission meeting.
The lowest bid for
the new water facility was
roughly $13.5 million, well
over the estimate of about
$8.5 million. With city
commissioner John Reeves
absent, the motion to accept
the lowest bid passed four
to none, contingent on the
city negotiating the price
lower with the bidder.
With the bid coming in at
almost double expectations,


City Commissioner Benny
Roberts reminded the rest
of the commission that
"we're going to see the
same price on the White
City water project as this,
so we'd better be real
careful."
City manager Lee
Vincent asked the city to
authorize engineering
firm Preble-Rish to begin
working on the White City
and Overstreet water and
sewer projects, in which the
city of Port St. Joe will run
water lines to both areas,
as part of an agreement
with the county.
With Roberts once
again stating "you won't
have a clue what this is
going to cost until you get
the contracts," the motion
to forge ahead passed
unanimously.
Vincent then proceeded
to open the sealed bids
he had received for the


Long Avenue water main
extension. Examining the
five bids that had arrived by
deadline, Vincent requested
the commission to allow the
city engineers to examine
the bids and report at the
next meeting.
The motion made
by Mayor Frank Pate to
accept "the lowest and
the best bid," based on
the recommendation of
the engineers, was passed
unanimously.
Vincent also discussed
the request made by
Premier Chemical to release
the company from the
remainder of its contract
with the city. The company
has just closed a large
portion of its facility, thus
needing only about one-
third the amount of water
it was purchasing from the
city.
The chemical company
signed a five year contract


in 2003 with the city to take
non-potable canal water
for the plant at the rate
of $4,500 per month for
up to one million gallons
of water per day. Premier
wants the city to consider
modifying the base charge
to reflect the reduced water
consumption.
The commission passed
a motion unanimously to
negotiate with Premier.
Vincent requested a
change order for $84,000
on the Cape Sewer to add a
water main on U.S. 98 from
Garrison Avenue to the front
of the new MainStay Suites.
The pipeline was already
scheduled for installation
with no funds necessary
from the city. The motion
was passed unanimously.
Vincent also requested
the purchase of field
software and hand-held GPS
to begin mapping city water
and sewer systems so that
all water and sewer lines,
including the Cape Sewer
line, can be plotted. The
request was tabled until the
next meetings so Vincent
could give commissioners
the exact costs.
In other business:
Gail Alsobrook,
executive director of the
Port St. Joe Downtown
Redevelopment
Association, addressed
the commissioners, after
meeting individually with
each commissioner since
the last meeting, as they
had asked. Her request to
move DRA funds completely
under DRA control still met
with opposition.
Pate told Alsobrook that
a number of merchants had
told him they want the city
to reabsorb the DRA. He
also suggested Alsobrook
consider moving DRA


operations back into City
Hall to save on operational
expenses.
Alsobrook defended
her handling of DRA funds,
and the commission came
to a consensus to hold off
making any decision on
the DRA, its funds, and its
operations.
The city's request
to the Florida Department
of Transportation (FDOT)
asking that golf carts be
allowed to cross SR 71
and U.S. 98 (SR 30) was
denied.
In a letter to the city,
FDOT officials cited speed,
traffic volume, and the type
of vehicles using the two
roads as too dangerous for
golf carts to be included.
According to the FDOT
letter, U.S. 98 carries a very
heavy average daily traffic
volume in excess of 11,000
vehicles, per day, and S.R.
71 inside the city limits
with an average daily traffic
volume of 4,900 vehicles
per day.
Stating that their office
has responded to many
similar requests, FDOT
said "we do not allow golf
cart crossings on the State
Highway System; but would


consider approving an
overpass or tunnel-type of
crossing," then suggested
the first step toward this
type of crossing was for
the city to contact the Gulf
County Commissioners
with the request for an
overpass.
Commissioners
unanimously passed a
motion authorizing Preble-
Rish to proceed with helping
the city develop the city
capital improvement plan
update, required for the
city comprehensive plan.
Vincent told
commissioners that most
of the cost of the $86,450
estimate presented by
Preble-Rish could be placed
in next year's budget, but if
the city does not proceed.
immediately, "we will not be
allowed any large or small
scale amendments. The
state will shut us down."
The St. Joe Company
received final plat approval
for their Bayview Estates
development by the Port St.
Joe City Commissioners
after their plat was
modified and brought into
compliance with the city's
comprehensive plan.


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PSJ Lions Club Endows GCCC Scholarship


By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
The Port St. Joe Lions
Club has for decades lent
its financial support to Gulf
Coast Community College,
awarding annual scholarships
to Port St. Joe High School
graduates.
This year, they've chosen
to make their commitment to
the college permanent with a
$25,000 endowed scholarship,
named for the club's longest-
standing member.
Each year, the Port St.
Joe Lion's Club Leonard Belin
Scholarship will finance the
educations of two Port St.
Joe High School graduates
attending Gulf Coast
Community College.
Scholarship recipients
must have at least a 2.0
GPA and are chosen by a
committee comprised of
GCCC faculty members.
Annual awards will


total $2,800 and the state
will match the Lions Club's
$25,000 contribution dollar-
for-dollar.
The scholarship honors
the esteemed service of'Lion
Leonard Belin, the club's last
remaining charter member.
Joining the Lions Club
in 1955, Belin has served in
multiple leadership roles over
the years, including director,
first vice president, second
vice president and LionTamer,
and was the longest standing
refreshment chairman in the
club's history.
Due to health reasons,
Belin did not make last
Wednesday's check
presentation, attended by
GCCC president, Dr. Bob
McSpadden and GCCC
Foundation executive director
Margie Mazur.
McSpadden has been a
GCCC employee since 1969
and is a frequent visitor to
the Port St. Joe Lions Club.


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scholarship committee presented Gulf Coast Community College
president Dr. Bob McSpadden and GCCC Foundation executive
director Margie Mazur a check for $25,000. Pictured (left to right)
Lions Club president Jim Anderson, Charlie Weston, Margie Mazur,
Rex Buzzett, Greg Johnson, Boyd Pickett, Dr. Bob McSpadden and
Tom Gibson.


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The Lion's Club scholarship honors Leonard Belin, the club's
last remaining charter member.


He testified to the Lions
Club's manyyears of generous
support to the college.
"I don't really know of
a time when they weren't
supportive, but this is
incredible," said McSpadden
as he surveyed the oversized
cardboard check.
Two Lions Club members,
Tom Gibson and Dewey
Blaylock currently sit on
GCCC's Foundation board,
and the club has made
the college one of its top
beneficiaries.
Noting that past Lion's
Club contributions have
provided for the immediate
needs of Port St. Joe students,
Mazur commended the club
for its move to address the
community's long term
needs.
"Historically, they have
always wanted us to spend.
the money because they felt
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Gulf Coast's student
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"You can't get a better
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and that's our hallmark," he
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2006 marks McSpadden's
final year at Gulf Coast, and
he bid the Lions Club an
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'This is the most giving
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said McSpadden, who
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Protection of Wetlands Strengthened in Panhandle


By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer
In June, Florida governor
Jeb Bush signed House
Bill 7163 into law, giving
stronger protection to Florida
Panhandle wetlands and
bringing the Panhandle into
compliance with a program
already in effect for the past
decade in the rest of the
state.
The new law creates an
Environmental Resource
Permitting (ERP) program
for the first time in
northwest Florida, which
will be managed through
the Florida Department of
Environmental Protection
(FDEP) and Northwest Florida
Water Management District
(NWFWMD). It expands
protection for wetlands,
waterways and wildlife
habitat across the Panhandle,
while allowing the regional
economy to grow.
According to FDEP
Secretary Colleen M. Castille,
including the Panhandle in
the statewide program will
"preserve wetlands, improve
stormwater management
and flood control, and better
protect some of the most
pristine rivers, estuaries and
streams in the state."
When the original
legislation was enacted a
decade ago, the Northwest
Florida delegation opted not
to be included with the rest
of the state, citing the costs of
the program and the increased
taxes needed to pay for the
program's implementation.
The delegates stated


that the Panhandle was not
developing as quickly as the
rest of the state and did not
need to incur the additional
expenses with development
moving so slowly.
The new legislation was
introduced this last legislative
session, and, reflecting
the massive growth in the
Panhandle in the last five
years, lawmakers folded the
Panhandle into the existing
legislation.
The new Panhandle
program will go into effect in
two phases. The first phase
begins January 1, 2007, and
will update stormwater rules
and practices to protect water
quality and reduce flooding.
Phase two, which will
be implemented January 1,
2008, will improve protection
for wetlands connected
to other surface waters,
and isolated wetlands not
previously protected in
Northwest Florida by state
law.
According to a FDEP
spokesperson, developers
now must follow the new,
more stringent regulations
when applying for permits
after January 1, 2007 and
January 1, 2008.
Developers holding
completed permits before
those dates can 'continue
to operate under the old
regulations until they begin
a new phase of expansion in
the development, at which
time they must follow the
new state statutes.
According to FDEP, since
2001 FDEP and the state's


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Water Management Districts
have managed the creation of
15,000 acres of new wetlands
through mitigation. More than
111,000 acres of wetlands
were preserved, and 35,000
acres were enhanced through
the state's ERP program.
In 2004, according
to that year's NWFWMD
annual report, an overview
of Franklin County's ground
water conditions and
demand projections for the
county were presented to the
governing board, focusing
particularly on the potential
threat of upcoming, or the
incursion of saltwater into
a freshwater aquifer from
pumping out fresh water for
public water needs.
Upconing is a principal
concern of the District when
issuing consumptive use
permits for coastal areas.
The District is currently
analyzing water availability
in inland areas of Franklin
County in order to meet
future public water supply
needs, particularly in light
of the extensive development
taking place in the county.
As of 2004, the total
permitted public water
supply from the Floridan
Aquifer in Franklin County
was approximately 2.7 million
gallons per day.
Also in 2004, according
to the annual report, drilling
and aquifer testing were
scheduled for two locations
within Tate's Hell Forest,
with test wells being drilled
to help locate the freshwater-
saltwater interface.
Aquifer pump testing was
also conducted to determine
hydraulic properties, and
evaluation of the Floridan
Aquifer was scheduled to
determine where ground
water is available and where
it may safely be withdrawn
to meet future public ground
water needs of the county.
The same drilling and


aquifer testing was scheduled
in 2004 in a cooperative effort
by the NWFWMD and the
Eastpoint Water and Sewer
District in Franklin County,
to determine current and
future potable water needs
within the Eastpoint area.
The NWFWMD also
operates an ongoinghydrologic
restoration of Tate's Hell
Swamp within Tate's Hell
Forest in Franklin County.
One of the projects includes
installing railcar bridges at
two sites, which are required
before other restoration
projects can begin.
The goal of the project is
to enhance the natural water
flow of the wetlands that has
been affected by the extensive
logging in Tate's Hell Swamp.
Foresting activities,
like logging access roads
and drainage ditches, have
blocked natural drainages
and altered the water flow
over much of the swamp.
The District plans to
accomplish hydrologic
restoration by installing
bridges, low water crossings,
culverts, flashboard risers,
road cuts, road restoration,
and ditch plugs.
In addition to its
environmental permitting
programs, the state is
conserving wetlands and
wildlife habitat by acquiring
environmentally sensitive
land.
According to FDEP,
since 1999 more than 1.2
million acres of natural land,
including 191,000 acres in
the Panhandle, have been
placed in public ownership
through the Florida Forever
program and its predecessor
program, Preservation 2000.
The 10-year, $3 billion
Florida Forever program,
established by Bush and
the Florida legislature, is the
largest land buying initiative
in the nation.
As part of the protective


program, in 2004 the
NWFWMD inventoried the
Florida Aquifer springs
located within the Chipola
River basin, which flows
from Alabama south through
Jackson and Calhoun
Counties, directly into the
Dead Lakes in Wewahitchka,
in northern Gulf County, then
empties into the Apalachicola
River east of Dalkeith.
A total of 63 fresh water
springs and spring groups
were documented. The total
fresh water discharge from
all the springs measured
during the inventory was
approximately 350 cubic feet
per second, demonstrating
the importance of ground
water quality to the Chipola
River ecosystem.
Also of major importance
to the coastal area of Gulf,
Franklin and Wakulla
Counties and the NWFWMD is
the controversy over the water
rights of the Apalachicola-
Chattahoochee-Flint rivers
and river basin.
According to the
NWFWMD 2004 annual
report, the need to clearly
define the ecological water
flow requirements of the
Apalachicola River and Bay
has become more urgent as
increasing pressures from
water consumption and land
use changes threaten the
water resources of the ACF
basin.
Developing an
understanding of the
ecosystem flow needs is
essential to a wide variety of
basin management activities.
A critical scientific
component of the process
is determining water flows
needed to maintain the
biological ecosystems in
the diverse, nontidal areas
of the Apalachicola River
floodplain.
This floodplain is the
largest :contiguous riverine
stand of swamps and


bottomland hardwoods in
Florida.
Beginning in August
of 2004, the United States
Geological Survey (USGS)
entered into a 25-month
cooperative agreement with
the NWFWMD to study and
describe the hydrologic
needs of Apalachicola River
floodplain vegetation.
This survey will allow
resource managers to
balance ecological water flow
needs of the floodplain forest
with other demands on the
system.
The study will document
how floodplain vegetation has
responded to past hydrologic
changes, and will estimate
potential impacts to the
vegetation through a range of
future water flow scenarios.
The District is providing
$80,000 for the study, and
USGS $50,000.
In Gulf County, under the
Florida Forever program, Port
St. Joe was recommended for
a $350,000 grant in 2004 for
the St. Joseph Lake Regional
Stormwater Treatment
Facility, located between
Long and Garrison Avenues
along 16th Street, which
treats stormwater before it
enters St. Joseph Bay, an
Outstanding Florida Water
and Aquatic Preserve.
The Florida Forever
project involves the expansion
of the current pond into a
full-size lake and fishing
facility that can stop the flow
of stormwater from Long and
Monument Avenues from
running down 16th Street
directly into the bay.
This 16th Street
drainage system is one of the
largest stormwater outfalls
discharging into the bay,
according to the NWFWMD
report.


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Girls Win State Title


The Port St. Joe Dixie
Softball, 15 and under
Girls' team won the State
Championship held In
Belleview, Florida from July
7h through July 10'h.
The. following is a
summary of the games that
were played.

Game #1
St. Joe 15 Wildwood 0
St. Joe started off the
tournament with an impressive
win 15 -0.
Kristi Davis earned
the win, pitching 3 innings
striking out 7 of 10 batters
she faced, giving up just 1
Walk and 1 single. Kristin
Posey came in to pitch 2
Innings in relief. Megan
Lincoln went 3 for 4 with 2
triples and a single. Angela
Canington had 2 doubles and
-2 RBIs. Evan Brunbaugh had
a double and 3 RBIs. Kristin
Posey had a triple. Heather
Brinkmeier 2 singles and 4
RBIs to lead the offense.
Game #2
Belleview 5 St.,Joe 4
St. Joe held the lead
through 6 innings but
surrendered the lead in the
top of the, 7t. Kristi Davis
got the start and pitched 4
innings, giving up 3 runs and
striking out 2 batters. Kayla
Minger pitched 3 innings
striking out 8 batters, 1 walk
and 2 runs, 1 unearned.
On offense, Cassie Tullis


had a double and 1 RBI.
Heather Brinkmeier had a
double and 1 RBI. Kaelyn
"Jo" Williams had a sacrifice
for 1 RBI. Evan Brumbaugh
had a single.
Game #3
St. Joe 4 Chipley 0
Kayla Minger got the
start and the win by striking
out 12 batters, giving up
just 1 walk and 1 hit batter.
Minger faced just 2 batters
over the game minimum. It
was an impressive pitching
performance. On offense,
St. Joe was lead by Katie
Lacour, Angela Canington,
Kayla Minger, Cassie Tullis
and Jo Williams, all having
singles. Heather Brinkmeier
had a double. Cassie Tullis,
Megan Lincoln, Jo Williams
and Heather Brinkmeier all
had 1 RBI.
GAME #4
St. Joe 10 West Pasco 6
Kristi Davis got the start
and pitched a complete game
for her second win at the
State Championships. On
offense, Heather Brinkmeier
broke open a 3 3 tie in the
3rd inning with a bases loaded
triple. Angela Canington had
3 singles and 3 runs scored.
Kristin Posey had a double
and a single and 3 RBIs.
Katie Lacour had a single
and 3 runs scored. Cassie
Tullis had a double and 3
RBIs. Megan Lincoln had 1
sacrifice and 1 RBI. Evan


Brumbaugh had a single and
1 run scored. Kayla Minger
had 1 single.
GAME #5
St. Joe 6 Belleview 4
Kristin Posey started
and pitched the complete
game for yet another win
and impressive pitching
performance for St. Joe.
Posey struck out 5 and
allowed just 1 walk in 7
innings. Katie Lacour had 1
single and 2 runs scored.
Angela Canington had 2
singles and 1 run scored.
Cassie Tullis had 1 single.
Megan Lincoln had a double,
1 run scored and 1 RBI.
Heather Brinkmeier had a
triple and 1 run scored. Jo
Williams had 1 run scored.
GAME #6
St. Joe 1 Belleview 0
Kristi Davis, Jo Williams
and Kayla Minger combined
to pitch a no hitter in the
Championship game. Davis
got the start and pitched
1 inning, striking out 2.
Jo Williams pitched the
2nd inning allowing 1 walk.
Kayla Minger pitched the 3rd
through 7th innings, facing 15
batters in the 5 innings. The
pitchers combined to face
just 22 batters for the entire
7 inning game, just 1 over
the game minimum of 21. It
was just another outstanding
pitching performance by the

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Port St. Joe High School graduate Sidney Harris, center, has been accepted to play for the Florida
A&M University football team. Joining him are Port St. Joe High School assistant principal Kenneth
Monette, principal Duane McFarland, father Sidney Harris, mother Pamela Harris and athletic director
John Palmer. Not pictured: Sidney's sister, Arnisha.


By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
Florida A&M University's
new fullback is a dominating
defensive lineman, a fierce
competitor and a tackling
machine.
He is Sidney Harris, a Port
St. Joe High School graduate
and football standout who
earned high marks from his
coach, John Palmer.
"He was virtually
unblockable his senior year
and most of the last three
years," Palmer said.
FAMU began courting
Harris after the Sharks'
victory at state, and Harris
chose the university over
several junior colleges and
smaller universities.


Harris chose FAMU
because it was a Division 1-
AA school and because it was
close to home.
Harris' best memories at
Port St. Joe High are his
victories at Freeport "He
tackled everybody in the
backfield," said Palmer and
the state championship game,
where he earned nine tackles,
including four sacks.
At FAMU, Harris
will pursue a degree in
criminology. He hopes to one
day work for the Feds as an
investigator.
Harris' father, Sidney,
Sr., is pleased that his son is
furthering his education.
'The opportunity to go to
college is a good thing," said


Harris. "He's a smart young
man, respectable and knows
about life. I want him to get
an education."
The elder Harris was also
a Shark standout, playing
fullback and linebacker on
the championship 1984
team.
He has given his son
football advice over the years
and the two have a friendly
rivalry.
"I told him I was a little
better than him and he said
he was better than me," said
Harris, Sr,.who has since had
a change of heart.
"I believe he's 20 percent
better than me."


Help the Dixie Youth Girls Go to the World Series

The 15 and under St Joe Girls Softball team is headed to the
Dixie Youth World Series in Alexandria, Louisianna on July 28th.
They will be representing the State of Florida.
Our local girls have given up their complete sununer vacation to
represent Port St Joe in Fast Pitch softball.
Please help our girls fulfill their dream of playing in the World
Series.
All donations can be mailed to Dixie Softball. Po Box 682. Port
St Joe. Fl 32456. or call the League President Steve Brinkmeier at
648-8352 and we would be happy to come to you.




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The USFA World Series
held last week in Panama City
Florida was won by the 14
and under Lady Lightning.
The Lightning went 9 and
0 in the tournament to take
the championship. We allowed
only 6 runs and 10 hits the
whole week. There were 48
teams in the our division and
198 teams overall.
Heather Brinkmeier
and Kaylan Jo Williams
were standouts for the Lady
Lightning team. Heather
played flawlessly defensively
all week and.hit a whopping
500 batting average. Jo
Williams is a defensive
standout for the team and
had great performance at
her catching position and a


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third base.
The Lightning were only
winning 2 to 1 in the 4th
inning when Jo Williams
came to the plate. We had
runners on second and third
and Jo crunches a line drive
shot to right center and the
right fielder makes a shoe
string catch to save the two
runs. From scoring.
The Lady Lightning has
four elite travel teams 10U,
12U, 14, and 16U. We have
numerous ladies from Gulf
County on the team. Gulf
County is a strong area for
outstanding girls fast pitch
softball players we are
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PSJ 15 / Ft. Meade 12
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District 4-A title with 'a 14-
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in the championship game
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set their sights on the state
tournament, held in Mulberry,
Fla, July 15-22.
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of the .double elimination
tournament were last Friday
night at the Mulberry Sports
Complex. Festivities included
team introductions, a skills
competition, and a home run
derby.
Port St. Joe faced Ft.
Meade in the opener on
Saturday night. A 2 1/2
hour, 27-run slugfest ensued,
and before family and friends
were comfortably in their
seats, St. Joe had used 3
pitchers, and were down 5-0
after the first inning. St. Joe
would chip away each inning
at Ft. Meade's lead, but would
never get closer than 3 runs
until the sixth inning, when
St.,, Je, exploded for 7 runs to
put away Ft. Meade, 15-12.
There were many fine
defensive plays and gutsy
pitching performances that
allowed St. Joe to stay close.
Center fielder Daniel
Jones made a spectacular
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in the second that stopped a
Ft. Meade rally.
In the fifth, left fielder
Walt Wilder made a beautiful
running grab to his left to
stop another rally.
Jackson Combs, in the
blistering heat, bulled his way
through the third and fourth
innings on the hill, striking
out consecutive batters to
end each inning's threat.
Brian Powell relieved
Combs in the fifth, with one
strikeout in that inning, and
then slammed the door shut
in the sixth and final inning
by striking out the side.
Leading the way at the
plate for Port St. Joe was
.Jarkeice Davis, who went 3
for 4 with a single and two
doubles. Combs added a
single and a double, and Drew
LaCour had two singles.

Bushnell 21 PSJ 3
In the second round, Port
St. Joe drew a very, talented
team from Bushnell, which


was strong in every phase of
the game.
After a 1 1/2 hour rain
delay, Port St. Joe came out
flat, and could not muster
much of an offense. The
game was called after the
fourth inning with the "ten
run rule" in effect.

South Lake 7 / PSJ 0
Dreams of a state title
came to an end in the third
round, when Port St. Joe
was eliminated from the
tournament by South Lake,
7-0.
Jackson Combs pitched
four strong umiungs to keep
the game close, 'but the
pitching by South Lake was
near perfect, as two pitchers
"no-hit" the St. Joe squad.
The coaches and players
wish to thank the community
for all of their generous
donations which made this
trip possible.


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Kyle Busch Wins in New Hamshire


Against host team
Belleview, MaKayla Ramsey
pitched the first two innings,
giving up one hit and striking
out 5.
Alex Hodge came on in
relief and pitched 4 innings,
giving up 2 hits, 3 runs, and
striking out 9 batters.
Haley Wood, MaKayla
Ramsey, Alison Howze, and
Kelsey Miles each scored
runs. Ashley Babcock and
Brittany King had two hits
apiece.
PST 6/ Wahenta 4
In the second game,
Babcock pitched up the win
in 4 2/3 innings of relief
work, striking out 7 batters
and giving up 2 runs.
King pitched 1 1/3
innings, giving up 2 runs arid
striking out 4 batters.
Ramsey scored 2 runs on


King scored a run off a
double and Shannon Pridgeon
scored 1 run on 1 hit. Madi
Williams was 3 for 3 in the
game.
PSJ 3 / Spring Hill 0
In the third game St.
Joe defeated Spring Hill 3-0
behind six strong innings by
Hodge. She gave up 2 hits
and struck out 7 batters.
Babcock, King and
Williams scored runs.
King, Williams, Howze,
and Hodge had hits for St.
Joe, and Ramsey reached
base 3 times on walks.
PSJ 7/ Belleview 5
In the fourth game
Babcock got the win, pitching
4 innings, with 5 hits, 5 runs
and 7 strikeouts.
Ramsey pitched 2 relief


batters.
Haley Wood scored
2 runs, Babcock, Ramsey,
King, Wexler,and Williams all
scored runs.
Babcock had 3 hits and
Wood, Ramsey, King, and
Wexler all had hits.

Championship Games
Spring Hill 10 / PSJ
-1
Spring Hill 6 / PSJ 2
St. Joe had to be defeated
two games in a row and Spring
Hill won both games to win
the state championship.
King took the loss in the
first game and Ramsey in the
second game.


Kyle Busch led 107 laps
of Sunday race, the race ran
into over time because of a
caution flag with 2 laps to go.
The lengthened race had a lot
of teams concerned about gas
mileage. Some cars had just
enough gas to make it to the end
without the extra laps.
"I had a car I thought could
win," said Hamlin, 'who earned
his first Cup victory in June at
Pocono. "Kyle was getting real
tight, but I had to save fuel and
I spun my tires real bad on the
restart. Then the thing sputtered
in the first turn on that last lap
and I knew I was through."
Sadler ran out of gas and
finished 25th.
"We're just trying to bide
our time, making our own race
and trying to get it to the end
in one piece," Busch said. "Two
weeks ago, we finished second
[in Daytona] and last week we
finished third [at Chicago]. We're
just running our race out there
and letting everybody else make
their mistakes."
Dale Earnhardt Jr. blew an


engine on lap 135 resulting in
his second DNF this season.
"It's a shame" Earnhardt
said. "We haven't had any engine
failures for a long time. That's
only the second or third motor
I've ever blown with DEI. It was
some kind of freak deal, man."


Pos.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.


Driver
Kyle Busch
Carl Edwards
Greg Biffle
Mark Martin
Kevin Harvick
Denny Hamlin
Jeff Burton
Kasey Kahne
Jimmie Johnson
Scott Riggs


Make
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Ford
Ford
Ford
Chevy
Chevy
Chevy
Dodge
Chevy
Dodge


Next week the cup drivers
will be at Pocono Raceway.
Carl Edwards
Wins Busch Race
Edwards held off Kevin
Harvick to gain a victory at the
Busch Series at Loudon, New
Hampshire.
"That was really a gift to


us. I feel bad for Clint Bowyer.
It looked like he had us all
covered. But I'm glad I was the
guy who got it," said Edwards,
who stopped his Ford at the
finish line and did his trade-
mark backflip off his car for the
crowd.
Clint Bowyer lead 127 laps
of the race and got caught on pit
road when the seventh caution
flag came out


Pos. Driver
1. Carl Edwards
2. Kevin Harvick
3. Denny Hamlin
4. Paul Menard
5. Clint Bowyer
6. Johnny Sauter
7. Scott Riggs
8. J.J. Yeley
9. Scott Wimmer
10. Greg Biffle


Make
Ford
Chevy
Chevy
Chevy
Chevy
Chevy
Dodge
Chevy
Ford
Ford


The Busch Series goes
to Martinsville Speedway this
weekend.
Don't forget they are letting
Darrell Waltrip drive again this
week.


NASCAR CUP SERIES STANDINGS
Rank +/- Driver Points Behind Starts Poles Wins Top 5 Top 10
1 -- Jimmie Johnson 2789 Leader 19 1 3 7 15
2 -- Matt Kenseth 2721 -68 19 0 2 10 11
3 +1 Jeff Burton 2478 -311 19 2 0 4 12
4 +4 Kyle Busch 2455 -334 19 1 1 7 10
5 +1 Mark Martin 2451 -338 19 0 0 3 9
6 -1 Kasey Kahne 2445 -344 19 4 4 6 11
7 -4 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 2428 -361 19 0 1 6 8
8 +1 Kevin Harvick 2408 -381 19 0 1 7 10
9 +1 Jeff Gordon 2342 -447 19 0 2 6 8
10 +1 Greg Biffle 2342 -447 19 2 1 5 10


State -

St. Joe girls.
On offense, Kaelyn "Jo"
Williams hit a double in the
5~ inning to bring in Kayla
Minger for the games'only
run scored. Kristi Davis had
1 double, Angela, Canington
had 1 single, Cassie Tullis
had 1 single and Kayla
Minger had 1 single.
Throughout the
tournament, St. Joe had
some remarkable defensive
plays. "Miss Automatic",


~Matho


SFrom Page 9A

Katie Lacour had numerous
outstanding plays Heather
had several throw outs
from center field, including
1 at home plate in the
championship game.
Kaelyn "Jo" Williams
diving catch in the 7t inning
of the Championship game, to
end the game and secure the
State Championship, which
will last forever in these kids'
great memories.


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Tuesday 7/11 90/70/0.00

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Saturday 7/22 ... .6:55 a.m.. .8:40 p.m.
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Monday 7/24... .6:56 a.m.. .8:39 p.m.
Tuesday 7/25... .6:56 a.m.. .8:39-p.m.
Wednesday 7/26..6:57 a.m.. .8:38 p.m.

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Friday 7/21 ..... 3:19 a.m.. .6:12 p.m.
Saturday 7/22 ... .4:12 a.m.. .7:09 p.m.
Sunday 7/23 .... 15:10 a.m.. .8:00 p.m.
Monday 7/24... .6:10 a.m.. .8:44 p.m.
Tuesday 7/25... .7:10 a.m.. .9:21 p.m.
Wednesday 7/26 ..8:08 a.m.. .9:53 p.m.


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Columbus 95 74
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Defuniak Sp. 90 74
Dothan 94 74
Enterprise 97 74
Ft. Walton Bch.90 74
Gainesville 92 72
Jacksonville 92 74
Marianna 92 74
Mobile 91 73
Montgomery 98 74
Newport 89 75
Niceville 85 74
Panama City 90 78
Pascagoula 92 72
Pensacola 89 75
Port St. Joe 8-7 74
Tallahassee 92 73
Valdosta 93 73
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NORMAL
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Low: 74"


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Established I73/ 7 Serving Gult county und surrouunding uareuas tr oyears
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"The Wall That Heals" is q half-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial
cities throughout the country since its launch in 1996.


in Washington, D.C. The traveling exhibit has been featured in approximately 250


"The Wall That Heals"




Coming to Beacon Hill Park


By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
It all began when Virginia "Ginny"
Seefeldt opened a letter from the Vietnam
Veterans Memorial Fund addressed to her
late husband, Richard.
Amid the letter's plea for donations was
a reference to the "The Wall That Heals," a
half-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans
Memorial in Washington, D.C., designed to
travel to communities throughout the U.S.
Seefeldt had seen the exhibit twice,
in Alaska and Wisconsin, and wondered
if she could arrange for a Gulf County'


delivery.
"I thought oh, how I would love to bring
that here in memory of my husband," she
recalled.
Richard "Dick" Seefeldt was a deco-
rated Army pilot who served two tours
in Vietnam. He earned the Distinguished
Fling Cross for his brave rescue of a
downed helicopter from a Ho Bo Woods
rice paddy.
After a long battle with liver disease,
Seefeldt passed away at his Mexico Beach
home last year on Nov. 8.
Believing that the traveling exhibit


would honor both her husband and all
veterans'who lost their lives in Vietnam,
Seefeldt approached the Veterans of
Foreign Wars Post #10069 and asked for
.their help;
"I told them, Tll do all the legwork,
everything that needs to be done, if you'll
support me, back me and help me,'"
Seefeldt recalled.
The VFW responded with overwhelm-
ing support, and Seefeldt fulfilled her
promise securing sponsorships from the
VFW and Ladies Auxiliary, Gulf County
Commissioners and Gulf County Tourist'
Development Council and setting a March
1-4 2007 exhibition date.
Last Thursday, Seefeldt joined Gulf
County Veterans Services Officer James
Kennedy, Sr. and Past VFW Commanders
Rick Armstrong and Earl Groh in Beacon
Hill Park to map out the exhibition area.
They chose the park's baseball field


because it is a quiet, enclosed space that
can be easily monitored. Host cities must
furnish 24-hour security for each of the
four exhibition days.
The security requirement is one of
several site specifications the Vietnam
Veterans Memorial Fund has required
since unveiling the half-scale replica in
1996.
In an effort to duplicate the quiet,
contemplative atmosphere of the Mall in
Washington, D.C., the Memorial Fund also
requires cities to display the exhibit in a
public space with minimal noise levels and
visual distractions.
The baseball field will adequately
accommodate. the exhibit's three compo-
nents: the Vietnam Veterans Memorial
replica, information center and traveling
museum.


(See WALL THAT HEALS on Page 3A)


SProject organizer Ginny Seefeldt is bringing "The Wall That Heals" exhibit to Gulf County in honor
of her husband, Richard "Dick" Seefeldt, shown here.as a young soldier in Vietnam.


Charity Benefit for Local Resident

Rob Bernal, an employee of Jerry's Framing in Port St. Joe, was injured in
a diving accident on July 7 and is still in Bay Medical ICU.
To aid in the cost of his medical expenses, his friends are hosting an old
fashion barbecue in Frank Pate Park on Saturday, Aug. 5 at 11 a.m. (ET).
Plates are $6.
An account has been set up in Bernal's name at Prosperity Bank. PO Drawer
609, 28 Cecil Costin, Sr. Blvd.
Please help.


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Sigure Turns Two
Sigure Ryan O'Neal Jr. celebrated his second
birthday on June 25, 2006, with a Big Splash Birthday
Bash held at Aunt. Johanna and Uncle Perky's pool.
Joining Sigure in the celebration were his family
and friends from Port St. Joe and Apalachicola, as
well as his great-grandparents and family from the
Netherlands.
Sigure is the son of -Ryan and Cheyenne O'Neal of
Tampa, and the brother of Alexis O'Neal of Apalachicola.
He is the grandson of Dianna and Bob Harrison of Port
St. Joe, and Wayne and Gracie O'Neal of Apalachicola.



To have your Wedding or
Birthday photo print in color
there will be a $10.00 Fee.
Deadline is Monday at 5:00 p.m.
for Thursday's paper


SPECIAL BUDGET MEETINGS


The Gulf County Board of County Com-
missioners will hold special meetings on
Monday, July 24, Wednesday, July 26, and
Thursday, July 27, 2006 at 5:00 p.m., E.D.T.
in their meeting room in the Robert M.
Moore Administration Building at the Gulf
County Courthouse Complex in Port St. Joe,
Florida to discuss the tentative budget for
fiscal year 2006-2007. If all meeting dates
are not needed, a notice will be posted at
the Courthouse Complex. The public is en-
couraged to attend.


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Publish: July 20, 2006


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Azaleah Turns One
Azaleah Seefeldt-Rhodes will turn one on July 24.
She has been such a blessing to her daddy Spencer,
mommy Christina, aunties Rikki and Laurie, grandmas,
grandpa, and great grandmas. We love you so much!
Happy Birthday, baby! Go Pack!


Bradley Turns Three!

Bradley Lewis celebrated his third birthday on.
Saturday, June 24. Bradley enjoyed a fun-filled,
afternoon at Chuck E. Cheese with all his family and
friends. His "Bob the Builder" party was lots of fun and
the kids loved the entertainment from the "Big Mouse".
as he greeted all the guests. Bradley had a great time'
and sends a big "thank you" to all of his wonderful:
guests who came to help him celebrate this special
day!
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John and Kathy Arnold of Beacon Hill celebrated their
25t wedding anniversary on Sunday afternoon, July 2, at
Beacon Hill Park. Over 100 family and friends joined the
couple in celebration of their silver anniversary.,
The Arnolds married on June 20, 1.981 in Greenwood,
Florida. They have three children, Kathryn, Jared and
Kristiana.
John and Kathy own John Arnold Land Development
and Heavy Equipment Company. Kathy has also taught in
the Gulf County school system for 18 years.
The couple spent a two night get-away in the Village of
Baytowne on the Wharf in Sandestin.


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Wall That Heals


SThe Vietnam Veterans
Memorial replica is com-
prised of two wings, each
measuring approximately
124 feet, and joined at a
121 degree angle.
SThe information cen-
ter is housed in a 20x20-
foot tent and the travel-
irig museum is located in
the same 53x8-foot Fifth-
Wheeler that transports the
wvall from city to city.
SCounty Commissioner
Bill Williams has offered
his nearby beach house to
accommodate the two site


managers who will trans-
port the exhibit, as well as
the use of the Beacon Villa
kitchen facilities for the on-
site hospitality tent.
A History of the Wall
The Vietnam Veterans
Memorial Fund was autho-
rized by Congress in 1980 to
build the Vietnam Veterans
Memorial in Washington
D.C.-
The Memorial Fund
launched a nationwide
design contest in October of
that year, wherein it speci-
fied four major design crite-


How You Can Help

The John C. Gainous VFW Post #10069 and
Ladies Auxiliary, Veterans Services Officer James
Kennedy. Gulf County Commissioners and the
Gulf County Tourist Development Council have
given their financial and volunteer support to
"The Wall That Heals" project, but organizers still
require the community's help.
Volunteers and donations are still needed for
the following:
The two representatives who will deliver
the exhibit need to be housed for six days and
reimbursed for out-of-pocket expenses and food.
The Ladies Auxiliary will host a hospitality
tent to feed volunteers and need food and
monetary donations.
A crew of 10-15 volunteers who can lift 40
pounds and stand on a ladder are needed to
assemble The Wall.
Volunteers are needed to man the
information and hospitality tents, assist visitors
in locating names on the wall. park cars and help
with logging and bagging memorabilia left at The
Wall.
Anyone who wants to get involved is
encouraged to contact Ginny Seefeldt at 648-
5303. gdcfeldt,'gtcom.net: or James Kennedy at
229-6125. vsgulfco',gtcom.net.
Checks should be made out to: VFW Post
#10069 Ladies Auxiliary for "The Wall That Heals
Fund" and mailed to Ginny Seefeldt at HC 3, Box
148 1. Port St. Joe, FL 32456.


ria: that the winning design
be reflective and contem-
plative in character, harmo-
nize with its surroundings,
contain the names of all
who died or remained miss-
ing, and make no political
statement about the highly
polarized war.
Maya Lin, a 21-year-old
Yale University student won
the contest for a design fea-
turing polished black gran-
ite walls inscribed with the,
names of fallen and miss-
ing veterans in the chrono-
logical order of their death
or disappearance.
"It is up to each indi-
vidual to resolve or come
to terms with this loss,"
wrote Lin in a statement
accompanying her contest
entry. "For death is, in the
end, a personal and private
matter, and the area con-
tained with this memorial
is a quiet place, mean for
personal reflection and pri-
vate reckoning."
Initially conceived as a
monument honoring her-
oism removed from poli-
tics, The Vietnam Veterans
Memorial, commonly
called "The Wall," remains
the most popular memorial
in Washington D.C., with
more than four million visi-
tors annually.
S In launching "The
Wall That Heals" traveling
exhibit; the Memorial Fund
sought to give veterans a
chance to begin the heal-
ing process in familiar sur-
roundings, strengthened by
friends and neighbors.
Since its dedication,
"The Wall That Heals" has -
traveled to approximately
250 cities throughout the
country.
Facing the Wall
Seefeldt and, Kennedy
are organizing- a .media
campaign to attract veter-
ans, from neighboring coun-
ties and are seeking volun-
teers to staff the four-day
exhibition.
Seefeldt has planned a
variety of events, including
tours for school children,
performances by the Port
St. Joe High School ROTC
and chorus and a candle-
light ceremony honoring all
Vietnam veterans.'
Before becoming the
county's Veterans' Service
Officer, Kennedy served a


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Past VFW Commanders Rick Armstrong and Earl Groh, Women's Auxiliary Vice President Ginny
Seefeldt and Gulf County Veterans Service Officer James Kennedy map out the exhibition area in,
Beacon Hill Park.


tour and a half in Vietnam.
Like Richard Seefeldt, he
was an Army helicopter
pilot.
He has been actively
involved in bringing "The
Wall That Heals" to Gulf
County, and plans to make
his own pilgrimage to the
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
in Washington, D.C. on Aug.
1.
He believes facing The
Wall will help him "come to
grips" with his past, and is
pleased that his fellow Gulf
County veterans will soon
have the same opportunity.
"A lot of veterans today
have not gone through the
healing process," noted
Kennedy, who is also an
ordained minister.
"I feel that a lot ofveter-


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Hill .Park exhibit], and if
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In Appreciation of


Mr. Robert Bryant

We all have something to be "proud" of
at NewBethel A.M.E. Church, and thatwas
our relationship with Mr. Robert Bryant.
The man with a big heart, and at New
Bethel A.M.E. Church, a man with five
names: Mr. Bryant, Robert, Red, Bob, and
the one we liked best, Daddy Bob.
A man who took responsibility as his
.duty. For Mr. Bryant, responsibility to his
church was always first class and devoted.
As a member of the Trustee Board, Mr.
Bryant helped make major changes in the
remodel of our kitchen, dining room, choir
and front entrance of our church. When
our speaker system stopped working, Mr.
Bryant, called the trustees together to talk
about the new speaker system. Thanks to
Mr. Bryant, we have a new speaker system
at New Bethel A.M.E. Church. God-is good
all of the time.
My prayer is that God will continue to
bless Mr. Bryant's family, and let us all re-
member we can do all things through Christ
who strengthens us.

Love Always,
Commissioner Nathan Peters, Jr.


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By Kay Kelley away, and covered it
I am the quintessential up with pine straw.
lazy gardener. I might look At first my friend was
busy and industrious as I go annoyed with'me for
about my chores, but don't be taking so long to do
fooled. I'm sweating because the task. ,She even
it is hot, not because of my made a couple of deri-
boundless energy and enthu- sive jokes about my
Ssiasm for pulling weeds and efforts, and my confi-
trimming shrubs. dence in the idea was
Its because I'm so lazy, badly shaken. But it
not to mention cheap, that worked! That hedge
I've discovered the benefits of row never needed
mulch. Years ago I worked weeding again, ever,
for a friend who gave me, as and the little trees took
ione of my on-going duties, off and quickly grew
the job' of keeping the weeds into the thick hedge
out of a little hemlock hedge she had envisioned.
she was trying to grow. The -Cardboard and mulch
weeds were consistently taller planted themselves
than the little trees, and the into my consciousness
kind of grass that grew around as a cure-all for end-
them had long, deep roots less garden work.
that broke off a few inches Mulch is nature's
Into the ground and sprouted way of keeping plants,
Back twice as thick. Keeping healthy, and is so
that hundred foot row weeded important to the gar-
looked futile. Mind you. these ,den that it is the fifth principle
werre the days before Roundup of xeriscaping, or Common
became ahouseholdword, and Sense Landscaping. Mulching
I didn't know enough about has two major benefits: first, it
herbicides to use them. But adds organic matter to the soil-
Ssomewhere, sometime, i must as it decomposes, thus feeding
have read sometung that gave the sod that feeds the plants.
mie ai idea. I spent a couple of In doing so it provides the
days pulling cardboard boxes habitat for the bacterialogical'
out of dumpsters, breaking creatures that. are so impor-'
them down, and laying them tant to plant health.. Second,
around the little trees. As I it slows down the evaporation
went along I wet the card- of, surface water, and helps
board down so itwouldn'tblow the rain and irrigation water


soak into the ground instead
of running off site and contrib-
uting to erosion and pollution
problems: This relates to the,
cheap and lazy amongst us in
this way: less trips around
with the water hose. and less
fertilizing. it geves us a handy
place to stash the leaves we
rake off the la\wi... ituder the
shrubbery they go. And get
this a nice thick mulch keeps
,weed seeds from germninating!
Less weeds, less work. The


weeds that do come
up are much easier
to pull out of moist,
soft ground.
Goodlandscape
design addresses
what is best for the
plants, and best for
the 'environment.
Current \ design I
practices address
every square foot
of a property with
hardscape. plant
cover, or mulch.
cover. Naturally,
some mulches aie
more suited to
certain areas than-
others. Gravel. for
instance, is a better
mulch right against .
the foundation of
a house, whereas
gravel in the flower
beds might create
excessive heat for
the plants. Using different
mulches in different areas cre-
ates more visual uiterest. A
slow-decomposing wood chip
mulch works well for walk-
ways. gravel slows down
storinwater runoff much bet-
ter. than asphalt on driveway
and parking areas, and pine
straw provides a nice contrast
in the landscape beds..
Do yourself a favor, and
choose material that's readily
available. There's no deny-


ing that making use of what,
falls into the yard naturally is
best. Breakiiig up small twigs
and throwing them under the
shrubs, grinding up leaves,
with the lawn mower, and rak-
ing pine straw to use on top
of everything and hold it in.
place will adhere to the very
best principles of landscape
management. If you- like a
clean, tidy look, and have a
little money to invest, go buy
some mulch to use as a. top
layer. There has been a boom-
ing industry built around the
mulch business, as more and
more companies chip, color,,
bag and bale different prod-
ucts to entice us.: Some, are
better than others, and I've
used about everything out
there except for rubber mulch
and synthetic pine straw.. A
girl has hier standards, and
both those products cross the'
line \ith me. I no longer use
cypress mulch either, becauise-
that industry is devastating
the environment, and I want
no, part of that. Pine straw'
is. my choice,, and the chief
complaint other people'have.
against pine straw is the very
thing that makes me value it:
it does break down and have
to be replenished on a regu-
lar basis. 'It may go against
my lazy nature, but it works
for the plants, and that, my
friends, is what it's all about.


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SAdrienne Gail Lee

Adrienne Gail Lee, 21,
S of Eastpoint passed away
Thursday, July 13, .2006 in.
SRochester MN.
She loved her family and
friends, the outdoors, hunting,
i''and fishing. She was a.very
ji outgoing person who always
i met people with a sriile,.
S She was preceded in death
;by. her grandfather. Oscar
"'A. Lee, and her great-grand-
parents. T. O. and Juanita
Si Poitevient.
S She is surged by her par-
eils. Tunmy and Melissa Lee
; of Eastpoint: the love of her
ife. Dennis Barber, Jr; and
his parents Cathy and Dennis
Barber Sr; of Eastpoint;
Grandparents. Judy Watson of
,'Palatka. FL, and Gary and
Jane Shiver of Apalachicola;
three brothers, Ben Stetson
of Mississippi,' Jacob and
S Trenton Lee of Eastpoint: two



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sisters, Anna Rose and Bailey
'Lee, both of Eastpoint; great-
grandmother, Rosa Lee Rayl
of Apalachicola; many aunts,
uncles., and friendswho loved
her dearly.
Funeral services,' will be
held Wednesday, July 19,
2006 at 4:00 p.m. EDT at
Church of God in Eastpoint
with the Rev. Mark Landon
and the Rev. Mike Whaley offi-
clating. Interment will follow
in. Eastpoint Cemetery. She
will lie in state at the church
on Tuesday, July 18 from 5:00
pi p until 7:00 p:m., 'and on
Wednesday for an hour prior
to the funeral.
All services are under the,
direction of the, Comforter
Funeral Home.


Carl Wood

Mr. Carl Wood,. 80, of
Saint Joe Beach, passed away
Tuesday, July 11, 2006 in


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Panama City. He was a native
of Scott's Ferry and had been
a resident of'Gulf County since
he was baby. He served in the.
U.S. Army during WW II and
worked for Basic Magnesia,
which later became Premier
Chemical Company, for over
30 years until his retirement.
Mr. Wood was 'a member of
Beach Baptist Chapel.'
He is survived by his
wife. Mildred Wood of St. Joe
Beach: his sons, David Wood
of Highland View and Paul
Wood of Saint Joe Beach;
three grandchildren: three.
great-grandchildren; two
.brothers, Lynn Wood and Nlax
Wood both of Highland View;
and one sister Edna Gargus
of Eufaula, AL. He also leaves
several nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will
be held, at 11:00 a.m. EDT
Friday from the graveside in
Holly Hill Cemetery, conduct-
ed by the Rev. David Nichols.
SInterment will follow. He will


lie in state at the .Comforter
Funeral Home from 6:00 until
S8:00 p.m. Thursday.


Mrs Joyce Lenora

Bateman

S Mrs. Joyce Lehora
Bateman, 68, of Kinard; FL
passed away, Sunday, July
16, 2006 in her home. Mrs.
Bateman was born in Fort
Myers,'Florida and had lived
in Marathon. Florida for most
of her life. She had moved
to Kinard, FL in March after
retirement as a Pharmacy
Techincian for CVS Pharmacy
in Marathon. Joyce was of the
Catholic faith and a memberof
the San Pablo Catholic Church
in Marathon.
Survivors include:
Her husband of 50 years
Freeman R. Bateman Sr. of
Kinard, FL; Her mother -Violet
Pettit of Ocoee, Tennessee; 3


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CHURCH NEWS

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SOUTHERLAND FAMILY COMFORTER COSTING & COSTING Rish, Gibson, Scholz
FUNERAL HOME FUNERAL HOME LAW OFFICES & Groom, P.A.
W. P. "Rocky" Comforter Charles A. CostinThomas S.Gibson,
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(850) 229-8111,,,. (850) 227-1818 (850) 227-1159 (850) 229-8211


Port St. Joe United Methodist Welcomes New Pastor
Mac Fulcher to bring unique worship experiences from the coast


The First United Methodist Church of Port
St. Joe is excited to welcome new pastor, Mac
Fulcher. Mac, and wife Becky, come to the area
from Gulf Breeze United Methodist, where Mac
served on the pastoral team of one of the largest
churches in the conference.
S Mac is the son of a U.S. Army Major and
was born in Ft. Eustis, Virginia. He attended
schools in Virginia, Germany, Tennessee and
Alabama. He completed his undergraduate
work at Huntingdon College in 1983 and gradu-
- ated from Asbury Seminary in 1986. He also
attended Fuller Theological Seminary for doc-
toral studies.
Mac says that his core belief in ministry
stems from this fact, "Almost every day I come
across someone who doesn't know that God
loves them. They believe that God is angry with
-them for all of the things they have done wrong
in their life. Jesus said that he came to 'save
ahd not condemn' and to be our friend. That's
good news I want everyone to hear!V'
Becky Fulcher has taught elementary school
in Florida for 19 years and is now a consultant
Sfor Saxon Publishing. They have three children.
Mac says he likes to play golf (although he says,
"golf doesn't like him") and is ready to learn
more about fishing.
Please give the Fulchers a warm Port St.
Joe welcome by giving them a call at 934-1467
or dropping by for a visit.


6ry jant


FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
Constitution and Mo'nument Port St. Joe
(850) 227-1724


Contemporary Service 9:00 a.m.
Sunday School: 10:00 a.m.
ii..,. i.,.:,,; 11:0O a.m.
Methodist Youth Fellowship: 6:00p.m.
i, .i 7:00p.m,
\ All Times are EST


Rev. Malcolm "Mac"Fulcher
PASTOR
Jeffittny
Minister ofMMusic/Yout
Deborah Loyless
Director of Children Ministries


Jesus is Lord and He is waiting


FOR YOU AT:
igfllanb vietw g aptisit Cbyub
382 Ling Street Highland View
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
(850)227-1306
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.


Mike Westbrook,
Pastor


Jkha, ioui


Jl e family o/' mr. /obert ryant would like to

:tkan, everyone for t4eir love and support


*during the time outr their


Sereavemedt.


Yeari -9


S ifty years have passed, our high school
days one by.
he padt brings many good memories,
to ,g some migyt make you cry.
S e ad more fan than most clause did for
some of s, this was our goal
Shad to See iLeroy a time or two, he sure
'Ihew how to scold.
l year, it doen t deem that long ago,
Until I et ap in the morning and Sore
fmuscleS don t want to go.
niew Orleans comes to mind, when t/hit in
o /un we Lad.
We were not t ke est kids in tde world, but
:not really all tkat ad.
Z ootallf games, danced, teach parties,
birthday partied, too.
Tink a out it folks, J adc fun, didn 't
'you.
7ere are some wo have gone on o before us,
Some we see again.
S It possible some didn't know Jesus, /ow
about you my friend?
Accept esusd as your .Savior now, don t
~let Satan deal your fate.
lext week, tomorrow or one hour, just might
be t/at muc/ too late.


S illty )ohndon.





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Oak Grove Assemb of God
David A. .ernande. Pastor
Office: 850-227-1837 Parsonage: 850-229-6271
613 Madison Street Port St. oe..fC
Schedule of Services.
Sunday Wednesday
Sunday School 9:45am Md Week Meal 5:O0pm
Morning Worship 10:45am MidWeek Bible Study 6:15pm
Xldsonthe Move 10:45am MlnistryIn ,ction 6:15pm
Cross Training Youth 6:15pm
Men's Ministry Monday 6:30pm
Cadles Mnistrey-Tuesday- 7:00pm
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Come into


The Star

today to let everyone in the
community know what's
happening in your church!


Morning Worship
Evening Service
Discipleship Training
Wednesday Prayer


11:00 a.m.
7:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m.
24292


oh e Cathoie Church of Gu ounlf
Wedcom gryo.
St. Joseph Parish
20h & 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
En Espanol: 8:00 am, last Sunday of Month
St. Lawrence Mission
788 N Hwy 71 Wewahitchka, FL
Sunday: 11:00 am (CDT)


"Our Church can be your home"'

First Church of the Nazarene
2420 Long Avenue Port St. J i TlI.orii .-2'4
(850) 229-9596
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;,ild.r, hi ........ ......... 10 J 0 i
,Iund] y .Ai: nri i WVor'rip .......... 11 j Ii
Sunday Evening Worship ........... 6 pS in
WVerilj d,'; Evening Service .7 p m



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11 North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410
SoudayWrorshipSSenie: 9:00 a.m. CST
Suday 1School: 10:15 am. CST
Open Hearts. Open minds. Open doors.
The people of Mexico Beach United Methodist Charth
NURSaRI PROVIDED
Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor Church/Office: 648-8820


famil life (u h
"Touching Lives with the Love of Jesus"
Join us in worship ... Port St. Jo
Apolachicola Pan.ma City
10:30 Sunday Morning I Hwy. 98
7:00 Wednesday Evening <
Pastors Andrew
& 0
Cathy Rutherford $ Reid Ave.
Rhema Bible Training Center graduates Famil Life Church
Visit our website at:
familylifechurch.net v Wewohitchka
323 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe 229-LIFE (5433)


"The Churches of Christ Salute You"
Romans 16:16

The Wewahitchka Church of Christ
Meets At 2241 Hwy. 71 South, Wewahitchka
(1/4 Mile North of the Overstreet Road)
(850) 639-5401
Sunday Bible Study 9:00 a.m. CT
Sunday Worship 10:00 a.m. & 5:00 p.m. CT
Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 p.m. CT


church of Christ
at the Beaches
Established 33 AD in Jerusalem


We meet at 314 Firehouse Road
Overstreet ~ 850.647.1622
Sunday Bible Study 10:00am EST
Sunday Worship 11:00am EST
Wednesday Bible Study 7:30pm EST
"We are about our Fathers business"




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Where Faith, Family &


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


1601 Long Avenue Port St. Joe, FL For More Information Call 229-8691


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P. O. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
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BEACH BAPTIST CHAPEL
311 Columbus St. St. Joe Beach, FL 32456
A LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORD
SUNDAY: General Assembly 9:45 a.m. Bible Study all ages 10 a.m.
Morning Worship 11 a.m. Evening Worship 6 p.m.
WEDNESDAY: Choir Practice 6 p.m.
Prayer Meeting & Youth Group 7 p.m.
"0 taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in Hin."
Please accept this invitation to join us in worship. God bless you!
Pastor David Nichols
Church 647-5026 Home 769-8725



F, First Baptist Church
--- 102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE

Brent Vickery, Pastor
Buddy Caswell, Minister of Music & Education
Michael Rogers, Minister to Students
Sunday School .................. .9:45 am
Worship Service ........... 8:30 & 11:00 am
Disciple Training .............. .. 6:00 pm
Evening Worship ................. 7:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting .......... 6:30 pm
Mon-Fri: Devotion.on 105.5 FM. .... 7:49 am ET





First Baptist Church
MEXICO BEACH
Located at 823 N. 15th St., Mexico Beach
Corner of 15th & California 648-5776
SCHEDULE OF SERVICES
Worship Sundays at 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Bible Study Sundays at 9:00 a.m. (all ages)
Wednesday Prayer and Bible Study at 6:30 p.m.
Please note, all times central
Reverend Eddie LaFountain


T 4ac,- "A Reformed Voice
viit. in the Community"

L)II O -uc. Dr. Bill Taylor, Pastor
" Sunday School ............................ 9:30 a.m.
Sunday Fellowship.................... 10:30 a.m.
Sunday Morning Service ......... 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service ........... 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday Night (Bay St. Joseph) 6:30 p.m.
Thursday Firehouse Fellowship.... 6:00 p.m.
801 20th Street Port St. Joe 229-6707
Home oI Faith Christan School

TO KNOW CHRISTAND TO MAKE HIM KNOWN
+ ++

+ ST. JAMES'

EPISCOPAL CHURCH
800 22nd STREET, PORT ST. JOE
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JULY
Timber Island Yacht Club Youth Fishing Class
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Carrabelle
Fourth Annual Bayou Bash Fishing Tournament,
Port St. Joe, July 29


AUGUST
Third Annual Port St. Joe High School Athletic
Department Golf Tournament, St. Joseph Bay Golf and
Country Club, Aug. 5
MBARA Annual Kingfish Tournament, August 25-
26, Mexico Beach


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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


Everything You Need To Know About the Area, But Didn't Know To Ask:


Summer Tourist Tips No. 5:


Thunderstorms and Lightning


(Sources: February 2006
Hurricane Herald, a publica-
.tion of the Florida Department
ofCommunityAffairs, Division
of Emergency Management;
National Weather Service;
National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration;
Automotive Risk Management
& Insurance Services, Inc.)
By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer
It is always very frighten-
ing for locals living in this
area to see tourists standing
or walking along the beach
During the approachor even
in the middle of a thunder-
storm, with winds blowing,
waves lashing the shore, and
lightning slashing down from
the dark clouds to the water.
Common sense rarely pre-
vails when storms and visitors
collide at the beach, but what
you don't know can kill you.
The six most common,
dangerous activities associ-
ated with lightning strikes, in
order, are:


1. Working or playing in
open fields;
2. Boating, fishing, and
swimming;
3. Working on heavy farm
or road equipment;
4. Playing golf;
5. Talking on the tele-
phone;
6. Repairing or using elec-
trical appliances.
Storms And Winds
Most Florida summer
days start out bright, sunny
and hot, with the almost inevi-
table afternoon shower inter-
rupting activities for an hour
or two. But during that hour
or two, the thunderstorms can
be deadly.
Thunderstorms are a way
of life in Florida, especially
at the coast, where Florida's
tropical atmosphere and sea
breezes provide the perfect
recipe for making thunder-
storms.
In the blink of an eye, a
boiling, fast-moving thunder-
storm with high winds, pelting


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downpours, and dangerous
cloud-to-ground lightning can
form.
Severe thunderstorms
can produce hail the size of a
penny or larger. Penny-sized
hail can cause significant dam-
age to the exterior surface of
vehicles, break windows and
damage roofs.
Penny-sized hail or larg-
er can also cause significant
bodily injuries, can break
bones, and even cause blind-
ness, according to Red Cross
information.'
Severe thunderstorms also
produce straight line winds,
called downbursts, blowing
58 miles per hour or greater.,
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measured at over 100 miles
per hour.
Downbursts can cause
significant damage to homes,
large trees, road and com-
mercial signs, and roofs, caus-
ing damage similar to that of
a strong tornado, and killing
or seriously injuring people
with wind-blown debris and
toppled structures.
Hit The Lights, Will Ya?
Lightning is always anoth-
er danger in thunderstorms.
As soon as you see lightning or
hear thunder, you are immedi-
ately at risk.
Lightning is the result of
the buildup and discharge of
electrical energy. The air in a


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The 30-30 Rule
(from the National Weather Service and NOAA)

Use the 30-30 Rule to determine
the threat of lightning in your area.
30 seconds: Count the seconds'
between seeing lightning and hearing
thunder. Start counting as soon as you
see a lightning flash and keep count-
ing until you hear the thunder associ-
ated with the flash. Sound travels at
about five seconds per mile, so if this
time is less than 30 seconds, lightning
is still a potential threat. Seek shelter
immediately.
30 minutes: After hearing the last
thunder, wait 30 minutes before leav- .
ing shelter. Many lightning deaths
occur after the storm has passed. Stay
in a safe shelter until you are sure the
threat is over.

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lightning strike is heated to
50,000 degrees Fahrenheit. It
is this rapid heating of the air
that produces the shock wave
that results in thunder.
A cloud-to-ground light-
ning strike begins as an invis-
ible channel of electrically-
charged air moving from the
cloud toward the ground.
When one channel nears an
object on the ground, a pow-
erful surge of electricity from
the ground moves upward to
the clouds and produces the
visible lightning strike.
The length of an aver-
age cloud-to-ground lightning
channel can range from two to
10 miles.
When thunderstorms are
in the area, but not overhead,
the lightning threat can exist
even when skies are clear. In
fact, according to NOAA, more
than 50 percent of lightning
deaths occur after the thun-


derstorm has passed
A ground stroke of light-
ning can produce somewhere
between 100 million to one
billion volts of electricity.
Electrical appliances, power
tools and other home equip-
ment generally operate on 120
or 240 volt circuits in the
United States. According to
information on the Taser web-
site, Taser guns, used by law
enforcement personnel, deliv-
er 50,000 volts per strike.
Data from the National
Weather Service shows that
the worst months for lightning
strikes are July (30%), August
(22%), and June (21%), and
far more males (84%) are
struck by lightning each year
than females (16%).
Florida leads all 50 states
in death by lightning strikes,
followed by Michigan, Texas,
New York, and Tennessee. In
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Florida, teenage boys are more
frequently struck by lightning
than any other group.
Most people who are
struck by lightning are not
killed but are left badly bruised
and burned. The force of being


hit by lightning literally blows
off people's shoes, shreds their
clothes, and throws them vio-
lently through the air.
Lightning not only hits
hard, but at 50,000 degrees,
burns right through a person,


leaving disfiguring scars and
internal damage. Lightning
strike survivors often have
pain, loss of memory, and
other effects that may last for
years.


SLightning Safety Actions
(from NOAA and the National Weather Service)
1) Avoid beaches, boats, open water, rivers, lakes and swimming pools.
2) Avoid open high ground and trees, especially isolated large trees. Do not seek shelter
under any trees or group of trees.
3) Avoid unprotected gazebos, rain or picnic shelters, baseball dugouts. communications
towers, flagpoles, light poles, bleachers Iboth metal and wood), and metal fences.
4) Seek shelter inside a building or an automobile, but not a convertible automobile or a
golf cart.
School buses are an excellent lightning shelter.
If caught outside, avoid projecting yourself above the surrounding landscape. In a forest.
seek shelter in a low area under a thick growth of small bushes. In open areas, go to a low
place such as a ravine or gulley, but be alert for flooding.
If caught in the open during a lightning strike and the hair on your head or neck begins to
stand on end, go inside the nearest building. If no shelter is available, crouch down immedi-
ately in the lowest possible spot and roll up in a ball with your feet on the ground, your hands
on your knees, and your head between your knees.
Do not lie down on the ground this makes you a larger target.
Get off or away from open water, tractors and other metal farm equipment or small metal
vehicles, such as motorcycles, bicycles, golf carts, etc.
Put down golf clubs and take off golf shoes.
Stay away from wire fences, clotheslines, metal pipes and rails.
5) Inside a building, stay away from doors, windows, sliding glass doors, walls of exterior
windows, and metal objects such as. pipes and faucets at sinks.
6) Stay off corded telephones (land.lines) ard away from all electrical devices.
Telephone lines and meial-plpes can conduct electricity inside a building.
Inside a house, unplug apphances, avoid using the telephone or any electrical appliances.
Do not-take a bath or shower,, or run water for any other purpose. Do not wash-dishes.
Turn off the air conditioner. Power surges from lightning can overload the com-
pressor, resulting in a costly repair job.




Lightning Myths, Facts and Trivia

(source: NOAA and National Weather Service)


Myth: If it is not raining,
:there is no danger from light-
ning.
Fact: Lightning may occur
as far away as 10 miles from
;any rainfall.
Myth: Rubber soles of
,shoes or rubber tires on a car
can protect you.
Fact: Rubber shoe soles
'or rubber car tires provide no
-protection.
SMyth: "Heat lightning"
'occurs after a hot,summer day
and poses no threat.
SFact: What is referred to
'as "heat light ing" is actually
lightning too far away for thlun-
der to be hears, but it may be
moving in your direction.
S Myth: people struck by
lightnnig carry an electrical
charge and should not be
touch ied.
Fact: Lightning victims
carry no charge and should be
attended to immediately
Keraunomedicine = the
medical study of lightning
casualties
Lightning causes about $5
billion of economic impact in
the United States each year.
SThe "Lightning, Strike
- and Electric Shock Survivors,
International" is the main sup-
port group for lightning sur-
vivors (www.lightning-strike.
org).
Lightning kills about 100
'people in the U.S. each year,
and injures about 1,000 each
year.
Florida leads the U.S. in
lightning deaths, injuries and
casualties.


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Mariners (from NOAA)
A direct lightning hit can damage or destroy vessels, overload navigational and other
electronic systems, and electrocute crew and passengers. Marine vessels are often the tallest
objects in a large open space. Seeking the tallest objects, lightning has been known to blow out
the bottom of boats and cause millions of dollars in damage to navigational equipment.
Lightning is a threat on boats whenever:
Lightning is visible or thunder is audible.
AM radios emit loud static.
SRadio antennas emit buzzing sounds.
SMastheads begin to glow.
St. Elmo's Fire: The glow on a boat's masthead produced by an extreme buildup of
electrical charge is known as St. Elmo's Fire.
Unprotected mariners should immediately move to shelter when this phenomenon
occurs.
Lightning may strike the mast within five minutes after it begins to glow.
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If a thunderstorm catches mariners at sea:
Keep away from metal objects not grounded to the vessel's protection system. Contact
with ungrounded metal during a direct lightning hit can cause electrocution.
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The Gulf County Sheriff's Office will be conducting
vehicle safety inspections during the months of May and
June. The safety inspection checkpoints will be at various
locations throughout the county: Hwy. 71 north ofWestarm
Creek Bridge, Hwy. 22 near the intersection of Hwy. 22A,
Hwy. 71 Honeyville Area, Hwy. 98 St. Joe Beach, Hwy. 98
and Garrison Ave. and. C30 Simmons Bayou.
7/8/06
Brent Carlton Hallford, w/m/ 47, Freeport, DUI; Susan
D. Fallin, w/m, 53, Port St. Joe, DUI
7/10/06
Luis Ponce Abrego, w/m, 39, Port St. Joe, Loitering
and Prowling; Charles Earl Hood, w/m, 32, Wewahitchka,
Reckless Driving
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Tamala Shermaine Mccoy, b/f, 29, Panama City,
Unlawful Compensation; Derrick Charles Fields, b/m, 39,
Panama City, Possession of Crack Cocaine
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Satellite pharmacy re-opening
The Satellite Refill Pharmacy at the Base Exchange
has been renovated and will be open for business July 24.
.All refill operations at the Main Clinic will be terminated
:at that time.
The Refill Pharmacy operating hours are 9 a.m. to 5
p.m., Monday Friday. The automated refill call-in num-
ber is 283-7177 or (800) 356-5273.
New Thrift Shop hours
S New hours are: Tuesday and Thursday only from 9:30
a.m. to 12:30 p.m. No consignments will be accepted
unless you are permanently changing station in or: out.
For details or appointments, call 286-5888.
Limited space at the marina
There is limited parking at the Beacon Beach Marina
due to the pavement of the parking area. The public boat
launch is closed; however, the private boat launch will be
available for usage for all Tyndall patronage. The Marina
Grill is open. The estimated completion date of construc-
tion is July 28. For any further questions or concerns,
please feel free to call the marina at 283-3059.


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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
applicant drives a bus for
the Gulf County School
Board. All other applicants
for bus driver training
must pay a $52.00 fee.
All applicants must be
fingerprinted, 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 available.
If interested or want
more information, call
Carolyn at the Gulf County
Adult School at 227-1744.


Volunteers and staff at St. Vincent NWR have already reported more sea turtle nests
this season than all of last year. We are mid-way through the season and as of early July
over 25 nests have been laid by loggerhead sea turtles. Last year only 20 nests were laid
on the beaches of the refuge.
Sea turtle nests on the refuge are caged to prevent predators from destroying the
nests, but sometimes the predators destroy the nests before volunteers and staff can
protect them each morning. Feral hogs are the number one predator to sea turtle nests
on the refuge and have already destroyed four of the nests this year. Staff removed one
large hog from the beach in one area where nests were destroyed. No more losses have
occurred in that area.
Endangered species conservation is an important mission of the refuge and we hope
for a successful sea turtle nesting season this year.
For more information, please contact the Refuge Manager, Ms. Monica Harris at
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Bring Back Bear Hunting?


Nuiscr ,e Complaints Lead to Call for Thinning Population


By Dale Kingon
Times Staff Writer
Recently both Franklin
County and city commissioners
and school board members have
made claims that the area bear
populations are beginning to dis-
turb and disrupt the everyday
lives of residents.
The concern has caused area
hunters to reassert their position
that the Florida black bear needs
to be hunted in order to minimize
nuisance complaints.
An especially- outspoken
Liberty County proponent of bear
hunting, Raymond Hamlin Jr.,
last year wrote a book, "A Wake
Up Call to Florida's Hunters and
Fishermen," about the situation.
The book outlines what Hamlin
feels is the egregiously wrong man-
ner in which hunting of the black
bear was outlawed in Florida.
Hamlin's book is a collection
of letters, workshops and reports
on the Florida black bear, which
he compiled over the last 10 years.
SIt took him more than two years to
transfer his longhand notes into a
book because he doesn't type and
had to have friends' help.
He proudly claims to have
placed his book in the hands of 40
senators and 100 state represen-
tatives and given away more than
$4,000 worth of books total.
Hamlin also formed an orga-
nization, the FloridaBear Hunters
Association, of which he is the
president, shortly after Florida
legislation successfully banned all
hunting of black bears after the
1993-94 seasons.
Hamlin won't say how many
people are actually members of
the association but did say that
when the group meets they some-
times pack the large school caf-.
eteria in Bristol. "The association
allows me a platform to speak,"
he said.
Hamlin's book questions
the reasons used by the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) for stopping
bear hunting in this state. He
also lambasted the FWC for fall-
ing to use scientific methodology
in assessing the legitimacy of bear,
,hunting.
He blames legislation that
Stormed the FWC .iand afords then.
"an insulated and uncompromis-
ing authority, to create laws" and
the political clout of "n6n-hunters"
who, pressured the service to end
bear hunting
I, like all hunters, want a
sustainable wildlife' population,
said Hamlin. He accuses the FWC
of keeping the recorded numbers
of bears low in order to advance'
their-claim that Florida can't sup-
port a seasonal bear hunt.
Dominant male bears are
S responsible for chastin juvenile
Sale bears into populated areas.,
he said.
It is Hamhn's belief hunters
could eliminate up to 50 percent
of the dominant male bears in
Florida without hurtinM the repro-
Sduction cycle
I we did that. the bear habi-
tat would increase," he said "It
would also cut down on bear corm-
plaints"
S Hamlin points to the large
number of bears that get hit by
4, cars and the increase in nuisance
calls as evidence the populations
are swelling beyond what the
bears' habitat can support.
"The bears are dying for'no


reason," he said.
Hamlin claims a hunt could
potentially generate more than
$2,500 per bear. "Hunters come
in and have to buy gas, stay some-
where and pay a guide," he said.
Hamlin has only killed one
bear and that was during the last
hunt before bear hunting was
stopped in 1994. He says the bear
issue is the focal point of his cam-
paign but all hunting is at risk.
"All my life I have been aware
of an assault on our rights and
values," he said. Hamlin was the
elected sheriff of Leon County from
1968-76. As sheriff he said he was
responsible for helping to quash
the Students for a Democratic
Society's demonstrations in 1969
on the Florida State University
campus and thus prevent a poten-
tially violent situation.
Hamlin doesn't have any con-
fidence in the honesty of the com-
mission. Throughout his book he
points to information disseminat-
ed by FWC that he says "defies
logic," and "scientific analysis."
"(FWC) brags about the bear
increase when they want to call
attention to their successful man-
agement practices and laments.
about the bear decline when they
want to justify stopping bear hunt-
ing," said Hamlin.
The comments were in
response to an article written in
Oct. 1995 in Florida Game and
Fish magazine. Hamlin labeled the
article a "puff piece" that only
served to "reinforce my opinion
that (FWC) has no inhibitions
when it comes to misinforming
the public," he said.
Hamlin also discounts
Florida's decision to list the black
bear as a threatened species as
arbitrary because he'says it wasn't
based on scientific data.
He is greatly angered by the
way Florida did away with bear
hunting based in part on a public
opinion poll conducted in 27 days
by Responsive Management out of
Virginia. The poll incorporated
'state-of-the-art random dialing
telephone survey of the general
Florida population." .
Hamlin said the survey
results were reported incorrectly
'by FWC, This is his version: Of
the 802 people they claim to have
surveyed, 32 percent didn't know
bears existed in Florida, 55 per-
.cent were not awar-e bears were
hunted in Florida, 54 percent
knew nothing at all about bear
hunting; 50 percent'were women
(not traditional bear hunters); and
16 percent were rural.
The first question on the sur-
vey asked was; "To what degree do
you support or. oppose bear hunt-
.ing?" Those moderately opposed
made up 136 percent and 46.6'
percent strongly opposed bear
hunting, for a total of 60 2 per-
cent, he said.
Hamliinbelieves that a strong
political opposition to bear hunt-
-ing, brought on by the 'anti's
-.emotional appeal to legislators
and the public helped end bear
hunting
He repeatedly refers back to
FWC 'erbiage saying all wildlife
management would be conduct-
ed using biological and scientific
.haiyalsis. It is his view that scien-
i uhic means were abandoned except
.for information reported that only
supports the analysis that the bear
is threatened
Hamlin quotes FWC com-
Ji


ments before the close of the 1994
bear hunting season. "Despite
the potential that their views were


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A yearling bear in Tate's
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shaped by erroneous or incom-
plete information, it is appar-
ent that the people of the state
of Florida are in the substantial
majority opposed to the 'continu-
ation of bear hunting seasons as
they currently exist in the state,"
said he said.
Hamlin is sure that'the only
way for he arid his fellow hunters
to maintain their right to hunt and'
not be overrun by "anti's" who just
want to view wildlife, is for the


FWC Response
"We presently have no plans
to reexamine bear hunting in
Florida," said Willie Puz, a spokes-
man for FWC.
Puz referred to a study con-
ducted by the FWC from Feb.
2001 to June 2005 when asked
about recent bear population data.
The study was conducted in order
to find out the impact of road kills
on the bear population.
"The study focused on road
kills and did not directly address
issues such as nuisance bears and
bear hunting," said Tim Breault,
director of the FWC's division of
habitat and species conservation.
"There is a wide range of
opinions regarding bear conserva-
tion. To gain a better understand-
ing of public attitudes, opinions,
and perceptions regarding bears
and bear management, the FWC
will begin a survey in Florida later
this year," said Breault on July
20, 2005.
Puz had no information, as
of Friday, about the fall survey to
which Breault referred.
The bear road-kill impact
study generated estimated popula-
tions for each of the six areas sur-
veyed. Apalachicola had between
438 and 695 bears; Big Cypress
had between 516 and 878, Eglin
had 63 to 101 bears, Ocala had
729 to 1,056 bears, Osceola had
201 to 315 bears and St. Johns
had 100 to 179 bears.
"The Florida black bear
is on the state's list of imperiled
species as 'threatened.' It is not
listed on the federal or threat--
ened species list," said Breault.
More than 50 bears are, killed on
Florida roads each year.


different hunting organizations to
show a united front against the Carrabelle Deals with Problem
FWC.
"The greatest threat is not the In June, John Nlclnriis.
decreasing population of animals," Carrabelle city administrator.
said Hamlin. "It is the FWC." informed commissioners that ,a
Florida Fish and Wildlife grant in


the sum of $200,000 is available if
the city wants to apply. He learned
of the grant after attending a Bear
Awareness Workshop.
The grant would provide
money for the city to use in cur-
tailing the bear problem. If the
city does obtain the grant it would
be the flagship city in this area for
trying to control the bear problem,
said Mclnnis.
City Clerk Courtney Millender
said Robby Hidalgo from the
Panama City office of the FWC
is putting together the grant for
Carrabelle.
In recent months the city
has seen a rise in human/ bear
contact within city limits. The
most alarming of those incidents
have been those involving children
in the community. There was a
report by.County Commissioner
Bevin Putnal that there was a bear
in the school yard at Carrabelle
High School, "chasing the kids
around."
Another report by a resi-
dent said they had witnessed a
child feeding a bear from their
hands. There is an unconfirmed
report that the bear later was shot
because it was deemed to be a
nuisance animal.
Many similar reports have
circulated about bears wandering
the streets in Carrabelle, heading
down to their favorite dumpsters
for lunch or dinner.
Environmental activists
believe the bears are moving into
this area because their natural
habitat is being developed to
the east so they are pushed out.
Others believe the easy source of
food, easy to access dumpsters,.
are the problem.
Florida FWC has informa-
tion posted on its website pertain-
ing to bears and what attracts:
them to residential areas. "Once
bears find food, they will con-
tinue to return for the easy for-


aging, potentially causing dam-
age to property in their search,"
said Floridaconservation.org/bear.
"It is illegal to intentionally feed
bears."
Mclnnis concurred with the
notion that dumpsters and trash
were a large part of the. problem.
"The city only picks up about 33
percent of the trash in the city," he
said. "The rest is left on the side
of the road and inmates and the
road crew pick it up."
This trash on the side of the
road is easy food for the bears and
they quickly learn where it is, said
Mclnnis. In order to help with this
problem the city will make trash
pickup within city limits manda-
tory. The fee for the pickup will be
included in the utility bill.
Many companies make bear-
proof containers and FWC has a
set of plans for anyone who wants
to build their own container.
Floridaconservation.org/bear
has the plans on their site, with
an estimated cost of $130 and six
hours of labor, as well as a list of
companies that sell containers.
"We have the responsibility
and obligation to be good stew-
ards of the life forms that God
created," said John Spohrer, a
local nature photographer. "When
we move into bear habitats, we
haVe to know how to treat the bear
and know about them and how to
treat them,
"We must take care not to
accidentally kill the bears and
especially not deliberately kill
them," he said. Spohrer-is got
sure of the exact number of bears
in Florida but said he has heard
numbers as low as 1,500. '
Spohrer said he and other
Franklin residents are starting an
organization called the Franklin
County Friends of Animals, whose
purpose will be to provide relief
and care to injured wildlife.


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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 foreach strategy/activity for the fiscal year is as follows: .


STRATEGY/ACTIVIT
Purchase Assistance


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(Down Payment Assistanc
Housing Rehabilitation
Foreclosure Prevention
Volunteer Based Rehabilitation '
Construction Loan Program
Local Leverage For State and Federal Programs:
Tenant Assistance
Home Ownership Counseling


FUNDS.. INCOME SET ASIDE.
$132,000.00 Very Low. Low and Moderate Income
:e, Closing Cost Assistance & Land Acquisition)
$90,000.00 : Very Low and Low and Income -


$8,000.00
$55,000.00o
$50,000.00.
$10,000.00
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Very Low and Low Income
Very Low and Low Income
Very Low and Low Income
Very Low. Low and Moderate Income
Very Low and Low Income ,
Very Low; Low and Moderate Income


At a minimum thirty (30%) 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
SLow 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,
S35,300
51,960


23,800
38,100
56,117


25,600
40,950
60,325


27,350d
43,750.
34,547


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29,100
46,600
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HOMES! SHIP funds maj 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 Rehabilitafion 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 Assiqtance Plan as applicable

Program Income and Recaptured Program Funds will be utilized consistent with the applicant selection criteria, strate-
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the Education Commissioner
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announced that Florida stu-
dents who 'qualify for Pell
.e Grants may be able to take
advantage of a new' grant
State program to help niake col-
Scur-- lege more affordable.
with During the 2006-
ligible 07 school year, the state
SNot aims to award more
terna- than 30,000 full-time eli-
gible students approxi-
\our mately $47, million in new
ev for Academic Competitiveness
their (AC) and National Science
a sm- and Mathematics Access
to Retain Talent (SMART)
family grants worth between, $750
c year and $4,000 per student.
rising "Florida will now be
other able to provide even more
opportunity for students
inning to achieve their goals of
bliga- attending and completing
ltural college," said Governor Jeb
Bush. "These grants com-
plement .the A++. Plan for
Education which is commit-
ted to increasing the rigor
of high school for students
and ensuring they are ready
for the challenges of the real
world."
The Higher Education
Reconciliation Act (HERA)
of 2005 created the two
It new federally funded finan-
I cial aid campus-based pro-
it; grams. States were asked
by the U:S. Department of
Education to submit pro-
posals identifying alternative
rigorous, high school pro-.
S grams. Thirty-sixstateswere
approved including Florida.
Bright Futures coursework,
courses similar to the State


Scholars Initiative, and
Advanced Placement (AP) 9oi
International Baccalaureate
(IB) courses includingn
passing the'exam for these,
classes) all met the AC grant
program requirements for
rigorous high. school curi.
riculum. .
"These grants create
an incentive' for students
to take mdre challenging'
courses during high school
which will better prepare
them for success in cola
lege," said Commissioner
Winn. "Now these hard- -
working students "will hayv
more resources to attend
college."
The AC -grants provide'
college students- who com-'
pleted a rigorous course of
study in high school with"
additional funds of up to'
$750 during their freshman.
year and.up to $1,300 during
their sophomore year. This
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matically will receive, up to,
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in August will feature spe;
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Port St. Joe Middle School
will have an orientation for all'
sixth graders, and parents, as -
well as all new seventh and.
eight grade students and par-.
ents. The orientation will be'
Friday, August 4. Students'
and parents should report to
the commons area at 9:00 am'
for an informative session.
The orientation will also
give students and parents a
chance to meet their teachers,'
walk through their schedules;.
and have questions ahd con"
cerns answered.
Students who attended
Port St.'Joe Middle School last
year will get their schedule on.
the first day of school, August,
7, 2006.
The faculty and staff at
Port St. Joe Middle School
look forward to meeting out
new middle schoolers on'
August 4 from 9:00-11:30, and
seeing all students on Monday,
August 7 at 7:55 am. If you,
have any questioris concern-
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Parrish


Pours


Out


Her


Faitl

By David Adlerstein
Times City Editor
Samantha Parrish's
ministry is small, like her
frame.
It is also sweet and
distinctively Southern, like
her voice.


in


and contemporary gospel
mixed with Southern."
At the July 8 concert
in Eastpoint, Parrish
sang four songs, "More
than Just a Hill, "God
is Faithful," "Count Your
Blessings," and "Except


Southern


Studio. Parrish also sang
an old hymn, unrecorded,
called "Going Home" at the
Eastpoint Church of God
concert.
"The first project
wasn't about getting on
the radio," said Parrish. "It
was actually about getting
my name out there and
having my voice heard.
"The second one was
my debut album," she
said. "I said 'Let's get it
heard, let's get it on the
radio, let's see what it can
do."
As it turned out, that
second album has two
singles that have been
doing quite well.
Parrish's first single out
was "In This Room," which


was number nine on the
chart up north. "It's really
getting good reviews," she
said. "Usually artists don't
get reviews like that until
their fifth or sixth single."
Her second single out
on the radio is called "Home
on the Other Shore," which
has been released on a
Millennium compilation
disk and is now in the
hands of deejays' at the
nation's 200 charting
Christian stations.
Parrish relies on two
songwriter friends, Lona
Walker in St. Louis and
Dee Gaskin in Nashville,
to provide her with their
original works. Gaskin,
who has written number
one hits, wrote two songs


for her latest
Walker wrote
songs.


CD, while
six of the


"I've not always been a
good-goody church girl"

As enthusiastic as
Parrish is about her work,
she refuses to let the
allure of fame get in the
way of the mission of her
ministry.
"Ifit's not God centered,
I might as well be singing
country music," she said.
"The way to be Christ-like


is you have to look at what
Christ did.
"In 33 years, he wasn't
popular, he wasn't liked,
he was actually hated and
despised and killed by his
own people," she said. "He
made the biggest difference
in history because he loved.
He never had a number
one hit but he did minister
one-on-one and he did feel
peoples' pain. My goal is
to touch as many people
with my testimony and my

(See PARRISH on Page 12B)


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Samantha Parrish sings at her homecoming concert earlier this
month at the Eastpoint Church of God.


And it is powerful and
resilient, like her faith.
Earlier this month',
the 18-year-old brought
her young talents to the
Eastpoint Church of
God for a "homecoming"
concert, and together
with Cricket Lee, Carole
Gaddis and the .famed
Dixie Echoes, the effect
was awe-inspiring.
An Apalachicola
native who now lives in
Port St. Joe, Parrish has
been nurturing her music
ministry ever since she
was exposed to Southern
gospel by her mom and
dad, Mike Parrish, of Port
St. Joe, and Donna Duggar,
of Apalachicola; and her
grandparents, Herbert
and Virginia Duggar, of
Apalachicola, and George
Parrish, of Port St. Joe.
"I grew up listening
to Southern gospel and
my dad would always talk
about camp meetings,"
she said. "I could tell by
the conviction in his voice
that it was the real deal,
where people would gain
a relationship with Christ.
I thought 'Why can't we
have those here again?'
''I began to want to
bring the unity back'
into the county, for the
Christian especially," she
said.. "That's what I'm
trying to get started with."
Born and raised at the
First Pentecostal Holiness
Church, andhome schooled
until she graduated at
age 16, Parrish works as
manager of the Riverlily in
downtown Apalachicola.
But her dreams, to
influence others to accept
and adhere to the Lord
Jesus Christ, go far beyond
her day job.
"I'm not a motivational
speaker. God didn't call me
to speak; God didn't call
Tme to preach," she said.
"What I sing is Southern
gospel ard progressive
Southern gospel, a mixture
of praise and worship


for Grace," all from her
first CD entitled "Except
for Grace," completed in
2004. That work, which
she did when she was 15,
was made by producer
Phil Gann, and recorded
at Studio 812 in Lynn
Haven.
S She also sang four
songs, "He Leadeth Me," "It
Feels Good to Feel Good,
"What I Know," and "Home
on the Other Shore," from
her second CD, entitled
"In This Room."
That second CD was
recorded in Atlanta by
producer Jason Singleton,
at the Red Hill Digital


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Parrish, who works as
advisor to the Eastpoint
Church of God's 24/7
Front Line youth group,
got her start with music at
an early age.
She dedicated at her
family's church at about
3 months old, and gave
her heart to God at the
tender age of 7, according
to her website, www.
samanthaparrish.com.
In the summer of
2002, the 14-year-old
attended the Ben Speer,
Stamps/Baxter School of
Music in Nashville, where
she was taught technique,
theory, sight-reading, and
performance, skills. Since
then she has attended
each summer, and last
year sang at the National
Quartet Convention, in
Louisville, KY, as well
as the Emerald Coast
Southern Gospel Music
Association's Jubilee
Weekend
As she continues
her concert schedule,
performing in churches
from North Carolina to
south Florida, Parrish said
she hasn't forgotten what
she would like to bring to
her home community.
"I'm hoping. that
there are four gospel
concerts (here), with my
homecoming being one of
them, and the rest of them
can be the church doing
it, or a single concert,'
she said. "I just want to
see gospel music come
back into this county. I
remember the Sunday
of seafood festival there
was 'nothing but gospel
music."
Parrish also likes
to indulge her taste for
contemporary Christian
music, -such as T\\ila Paris
and Casting Crowns, and
for secular music as well.
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but God didn't call me to
sing that. He called me
to sing Southern Gospel,"
she said. "I love Big Band,
I love Frank Sinatra, he
is one of my favorites,
and Patsy Cline. But that
doesn't feed your spirit
like gospel music does."
Parrish is currently at
work on a third album.
"As soon as I can get in full
circulation and make the
money, we'll do the album,"
she said. "(But) there are
so many churches who
haven't heard this one."


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Framing Beauty With a Mix of Old and New


By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer
Call it the little shop that can. Picture
Perfect Frame Shop is the diminutive pinkish-
salmon colored antique wooden building on
Reid Avenue, almost at Third Street, owned
by Terry and Jacque Staab.
For over a decade they have framed and
matted the pictures, paintings and memories
of local residents and multitudes of visitors, all
within the confines of a century-old storefront
in downtown Port St. Joe.
The Staabs opened Picture Perfect on April
1, 1993, although both had been residents in
town for many years prior.
Jacque moved here in 1978, while her
father, Roy Robinson, was police chief in
Port St. Joe. After he retired, Robinson had
a frame shop together with her mother's


arts and crafts store, all housed next door
in the old Roy's Hardware, Bait and Tackle,
and Robinson trained Terry how to frame
pictures.
"We have fun in this little building," said
Jacque, pointing out the original wood floors
and walls. She described how, when the city
widened Reid Avenue, they cut off about
six feet of the porch, which had a generous
overhang and columns supporting the roof.
Fortunately, the rest of the original
storefront remains, along with the narrow,
antique double wooden front doors and their
matching white screen doors.
The frame shop provides start-to-finish
service for its customers, carrying, as Jacque
described it, "any and all parts necessary to
mat and'frame a picture."
They keep all their mats and glass, and


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Terry and Jacque Staab frame memories, like these family heirlooms, as well as photographs and
paintings.

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most of the moldings for frames, in stock.
Everything is cut and prepared on site.
Nothing is sent out, saving customers time
and money, and eliminating the specter of
losing precious artwork.
"We have to routinely check with Panama
City," he added, "because if we're not in line
with prices in Panama, we'd have to hang
it up. That's what so many people don't
realize."
Surprisingly, the Staabs are extremely
competitive in their pricing, consistently
coming in well below other frame and hobby
shops in Panama City. In fact, they offer such
competitive pricing and top-quality work, that
their trade area actually runs from Panama
SCity along the coast to St. 'George Island, to
Tallahassee, up to Birmingham, Alabama and
Augusta, Georgia.
And when well-known artists, including
Richard Bickel, use Picture Perfect exclusively,
you know they're doing something right.
"We don't have the overhead of the larger
frame shops in Panama City," said Jacque.
"People should give us a chance. We can
match or better the price, and we can usually
do it right away. I, always tell people three
weeks to complete a job, but we try to finish it
before that."
They also
carry a few basic
art supplies
in the store,
which appeal
to visitors and
area students.
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people come I
to the beach,
and they. get
sunburned
or bored, or
the weather is
bad, they start
walking around
town,' said
Jacque, "They
may have art
supplies back
at home, and
when they see.
them here, they Even though Terry Staab


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decide to dabble while they
are on vacation."
Students at Gulf Coast
Community College, Gulf
-Franklin Center also buy
art supplies from Picture
Perfect. The Staabs
have, over the years, put
together the same supplies
in a package for the college
students that costs several
times more in Panama City
stores.
"We try to keep our
prices lower than Panama
City so people don't have to
go into town for what they
need," explained Terry.
Over the past 13
years, new machines
and saws have certainly
helped, noted Terry, and
new technology, costing
thousands of dollars, is
available to cut intricately
designed mats, but at
Picture Perfect "we do the
basics," he explained.
According to Terry,
cutting the mats and
frames requires a great
deal of math and common
sense. "You'd better know
math or forget it. I have to
know before I ever touch
the [cutting] machines


what I need, in terms of
exact measurements.
Then I can just set the
machines and let them
make the cuts.
"It also takes an artistic
feel, I think. You know
in your mind what looks
good, what feels good."
Colorwise, said Terry,
black frames and white
mats are very popular
right now. He thinks it
is because the colors can
be placed in any decor.
"In the past, people tried
to match their mats and
frames to the room," he
explained, "Today they
want more flexibility."
And flexibility is one
of the secrets of small
business and small town
business survival.
Picture Perfect Frame
Shop is a like a window on a
memory, reminding people
that solid craftsmanship,
competitive pricing,
friendly service, and
hometown sensibilities are
often more creative and
profitable, for merchant
and customer alike, than
the congestion and bustle
of big-town enterprise.


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The early 20th century building still welcomes customers
through its antique double doors.


Sterling Companies
Add Sales
Information Center
For Innovative "C"
Beach Resort
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla.
July 14, 2006 In support of
their recently unveiled plans for
C, A Beach Resort by Sterling
(www.C-BeachResort.com),
a premier 33-acre full-service
vacation condominium resort,
The Sterling Companies (www.
TheSterlingCo.com) has opened
the "C" Sales Information Center.
The Sales Information Center,
staffed by a team of "C" sales
and marketing specialists famil-
iar with the long-term prom-
ise of Panama, City Beach, will-
serve as an information hub
for real estate brokers/realtors
and potential buyers interested
in the "next generation" beach
resort.
The sales operation is man-
aged by Connie Ballinger, who
carries more than 10 years real
estate experience, including GRI
and ABR accreditation and is a
licensed broker. The other mem-
bers of the Sales Information
Center team include, Todd
Vannoy, Jeff Gillam, Nikki Blasi
.and Troy Trahan.
"Our team of experienced
real estate professionals is com-
mitted to making this 'next gen-
eration' beach resort the pinna-
cle of Panama City Beach vaca-
tion properties," said Ballinger.
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offering both traditional whole
ownership condos and the inno-
vative Sterling Private Residence
Club program, which lowers the
investment for second home
buyers who desire the flexibil-
ity to vacation in Panama City
Beach a few times each year.'
The sales team is headquar-
tered at the "C" Sales Information
Center, located at 12700 Front
Beach Road in Panama City
Beach, Fla. The center, which
opened on June 15, has staff
on duty daily from 9am-5pm,
features the master plan for the
33-acre resort, architectural
and resort amenity renderings
and the family of eight (8) floor
plans. A media room with a
60" flat screen television and
surround sound has been incor-
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As Part Of Hurricane Preparations, Consider Volunteering


Volunteer work for Wilma
valued at $105.6 million; offi-
cials urge continued volun-
teer spirit
ORLANDO, Fla. As
Floridians prepare themselves
and their families for another
hurricane season, government
and nonprofit officials are urg-
ing them also to prepare to
help others if a storm should
strike the state.
"Generous volunteers meet
essential needs. Their tireless
efforts help supplement what
government programs pro-
vide," said Scott R. Morris,
Florida long-term recovery
director for the Department of
Homeland Security's Federal
Emergency Management
Agency (FEMA).
"Volunteers tackled the
challenges of last year's hur-
ricane season head on, and
we encourage a redoubled vol-
unteer effort this year. And
to make disaster volunteer-
ism more effective, residents
should consider how and
where to volunteer now, before
a storm strikes."
Close cooperation among
federal and state officials and
nonprofit organizations is
critical to successful disaster
relief and recovery efforts. For
its part, FEMA uses Voluntary
Agency Liaisons to assist vol-
untary agencies with federal
assistance programs, coordi-
nation with other volunteer


organizations, donation man-
agement, and identifying spe-
cial needs populations.
Volunteers have proven
indispensable in past disaster
response and recovery efforts in
Florida. Last year's hurricane
season was met with a wealth
of donations and volunteerism
from Florida individuals and
'organizations. In 2005, volun-
teers staffed phone banks, dis-
tributed emergency food and
water, and cleared debris in
response to Hurricane Wilma
and the other hurricanes that
tested Florida residents dur-
ing the 2005 season.
In many cases, volun-
teerism that was initially a
response to Hurricane Katrina,
both to the devastation along
the Gulf Coast and evacuees
who came to Florida after the
storm, dovetailed with Wilma
response and recovery initia-
tives. Volunteer efforts from
past hurricanes, and the net-
works developed to speed
those endeavors, proved
vital and were strengthened
even further by last year's
response.
"Given Florida's recent
history of hurricane activity,
we are especially aware of the
value of neighbors helping
neighbors, those who volunteer
their time and talents to rebuild
Florida communities," said
Craig Fugate, director of the-
Florida Division of Emergency


Management. "Volunteers are
the unsung heroes that truly
help change outcomes in the
recovery process. I urge all
Floridians to get involved, vol-
unteer, and make a difference
in their hometowns."
According to statistics
compiled by Volunteer Florida,
the Governor's Commission on
Volunteerism and Community
Service, during the 2005 hur-
ricane season, some 112,600
volunteers contributed 4.7
million hours of service state-
wide. The total volunteer,
contribution in response to


Florida's 2005
hurricane sea-
son, includ-
ing in-kind
donations
and total vol-
unteer hours,
was valued at
$105.6 mil-
lion (up from
an estimated
volunteer
contribution
of $102 mil-
lion in 2004).
Those par-
ticipating in
the volunteer
efforts includ-
ed faith-based
groups, United
Way chapters,
local volunteer
centers and
hunger-relief
organizations.
Those affected by the'2005
hurricanes received 5.8 mil-
lion meals prepared or donat-
ed by volunteers.
Corporations, relief orga-
nizations and private individu-
als donated 7.9 million bottles
of water and nearly 257,000
bags of ice for hurricane relief.
In addition to these efforts
inside the state, many Florida
volunteers traveled to other
areas of the country affected
by hurricanes during the 2005
season:


Volunteers Make a
Difference In and Out of
Hurricane Season
Voluntary organizations
throughout the state of Florida
need volunteers year-round,
for a wide array of projects -
cleaning up parks, organizing
food pantries, fostering litera-
cy, working with disadvantaged
children, tutoring students,
helping children with disabili-
ties and lending assistance to
the homeless. Local American
Red Cross chapters respond
to disasters year-round, from
house fires to hazardous mate-
rials spills, from forest fires
to major transportation inci-
dents. They provide clothing,
food, and emergency shelter to
disaster victims and also help
feed firefighters and emergen-
cy workers.
Volunteer Florida main-
tains a hotline at 1-800-FL-
HELP1 (354-3571) which
individuals can call to receive
referrals to volunteer cen-
ters in their area. Volunteer
Florida's Web site, www.vol-
unteerflorida.org, contains
updates about volunteer needs
throughout the state, as well
as a list of local volunteer
centers.
At the American Red
Cross Web site, www.redcross.
org, potential volunteers can
search by ZIP code to find the
nearest chapter.
"Given the unpredictable


nature of hurricanes, it is
never certain who will be avail-
able to help out in the event of
such a disaster," Fugate said.
"So if we all work to foster a
year-round sense of volunteer-
ism, the potential pool of vol-
unteers during the hurricane
season will be much larger."
Nonprofit workers say
that volunteering offers people
the satisfaction that comes
with helping their fellow citi-
zens. They also point out
that volunteering can be con-
tagious: neighbors tell neigh-
bors, friends get more friends
involved. And emergency
management officials say that
regular volunteerism lays the
groundwork for a spirit of
cooperation and selfless sac-
rifice during times of natural
disaster.
"There are volunteer activ-
ities to suit every interest and
skill," Morris said. "The soon-
er you get involved, the sooner
you can make a difference -
and potentially receive special-
ized training on topics such
as volunteering in a disaster
situation. Both emergency and
long-term volunteerism activi-
ties help to build a stronger,
more vibrant Florida. We can
all do our part by volunteering
today, and by considering how
we can be of help if another
hurricane threatens Florida.


Florida Public Hurricane Model Data Now Available Onlipe


Tallahassee Florida
Insurance Commissioner
Kevin McCarty announced that
data from the Florida Public
Hurricane Model (FPHM)
will be available on the Office
of Insurance Regulation's
(Office) website beginning
today. Statewide data show-
ing aggregate results of insur-
ance company filings can now


be viewed.
The FPHM was created
to provide the ability to accu-
rately calculate hurricane risk
and project catastrophic loss-
es. The Office unveiled the
FPHM last fall and the initial
results have been exception-
ally accurate.
"We have experienced two
years of incredible hurricane


activity and experts predict
many more. Unfortunately
property insurance rates are
reflecting this trend," said
McCarty. "If Floridians are
going to be charged more for
their insurance then we must
make the rate setting process
as transparent as possible.
This model does that."
The FPHM is the cul-


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mination of several years of
collaboration between the
Office and a team of academi-
cians headed by Dr. Shahid
Hamid, director of Florida
International University's
Hurricane Research Center.
The 2001 Florida
Legislature initiated funding
for the project.
The Public Hurricane
Model's trial run was very suc-
cessful.
The FPHM estimated $7
billion in hurricane losses
for Hurricane Wilma in 2005,
which was only a 2% vari-
ance from the actual losses..of
$6.9 billion. Private hurricane
models predicted losses rang-
ingbetween S2 billion and S12
bilhon. The FPHM cost $2.7
million whereas private rnod-
els reportedly cost between $6
and 810 million.


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the FPHM is
used for per-
sonal residen-
tial insurance
rate filings.
However, the
Office received
funding from the _
2006 Legislature .
to expand the
model's capabil-
ity to be, used -
for' commercial
residential rate'
filings which include condo-
minium associations and
apartment buildings.
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dential rate filings that will be
analyzed by the FPHM and the
aggregate results will be avail-
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On Marine


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TALLAHALSSEE --Florida
Agriculture and Consumer
Services Commissioner
Charles H. Bronson today
announced that federal safety
officials and the manufacturer
of a marie kite tube are work-
mi together in the voluntary
recall of 19,000 of the devices
because of their association
with numerous injuries and
two deaths.
The U.S. Consumer
Product Safety Commission
(CPSCI and Sportsstuff Inc.,
of Omaha. Nebraska. have
already pulled the product -
the Sportsstuff Wego Kite
Tube -- off the market and are
now asking consumers who
have purchased the items to
unmediately stop using them.
Consumers who purchased
the tubes are asked to call
Sportsstuff at 1-866-831-5524
to 'learn how to obtain free
replacement products.
The tube, which cost
between $500 and $600 when
sold between last October and
earlier this month, is a 10-foot-
wide circular, yellow, inflat-
able watercraft designed to be
towed behind a power boat.
A rider in the tube becomes
airborne by pulling on handles
attached to the tube.
According to the CPSC, the
tube has been implicated in
39 accidents and at least two
deaths. Injuries have included
a broken neck, a punctured
lung, as well as chest, back
and facial injuries.
Bronson's department
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of dangerous items by check-
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Beekeepers Work Hard For The Honey, Despite Changing Tupelo Forest


Van Morrison sang about
it, Peter Fonda starred in a
movie about it, and people
from all over the world will
pay top dollar just to get some
of it.
It's tupelo honey, a honey
so distinct, light and smooth
that people describe it as they
would a fine wine. But the
future of tupelo honey produc-
tion may not be so sweet.
Florida State University
geography Professor J.
Anthony Stallins and doctoral
student Kelly Watson are study-
ing factors that could affect the
future of beekeeping opera-
tions in Northwest Florida -
one of the only places in the
world where tupelo honey is
produced commercially.
Watson has a $15,000
grant from the U.S. Community
Forestry Fellowship for
Dissertation Research to work
with beekeepers and study the
tupelo forests surrounding
Wewahitchka, Fla.
"Wewa," as the locals say,
is a small town adjoining the
Apalachicola and Chipola riv-
ers and serves as the unofficial
capital of tupelo honey.
"We're hoping to paint a
comprehensive picture of the
challenges that face the bee-
keepers," Stallins said. "I don't
think the public knows how
hard it is to produce honey.,


We want more awareness of
the social context of beekeep-
ing and how environmental
change and sociopolitical and
economic factors play out to
influence the use and access to
tupelo forest."
Some beekeepers say that
every year they seem to be
getting less honey for their
efforts. Stallins and Watson
will explore the degree to
which changing river hydrol-
ogy, exotic pests, land devel-
opment and other factors are
affecting tupelo honey pro-
duction, an important region-
al industry that contributes
about $2.4 million a year to
Florida's economy.
The researchers' find-
ings will allow beekeepers to
develop collective strategies to
defend their livelihood, Watson
said. That's important because
helping the beekeepers will in
turn help the survival of the
forests along the Apalachicola
River floodplain, one of the
most biologically diverse eco-
systems in North America.
Although tupelo trees can
be found elsewhere, the white
tupelo from which the honey
featured in the 1997 movie
"Ulee's Gold" is derived is
found in abundance only along
the Apalachicola.
"It's the preferred tree for
making tupelo honey," Stallins


said, explaining that this type
of honey does not granulate
like many honeys.
"The tupelo honey derived
from forests with a greater
concentration of white tupelo
is more likely to have the com-
plex floral flavor when com-
pared to other tupelo honeys."
It takes a colony of 60,000
bees about 2 million nectar-
gathering visits to the tupelo
blossoms each spring to make
a pound of honey.
That task is even tougher
than it sounds because some
beekeepers say it is increas-
ingly difficult to find places to
put their hives.
One reason is because
the forest has taken a beating
from more than 45 years of
dredging of the Apalachicola
for a river navigation project.
The dumping of the dredged
material has cut off many
tupelo trees from their source
of fresh water.
Upstream water diversion
also has lessened the flooding'
needed for a healthy tupelo
forest.
Exotic pests are taking
their toll, and beekeepers
throughout Florida are losing
between 30 percent and 50
percent of their bee colonies to
mite and beetle infestations.
But the challenges facing
beekeepers in Wewahitchka


are as much political and eco-
nomic as they are ecological,
and it's the inclusion of those
factors zoning regulations,
land development, higher
property taxes and increased
cost of living that makes
this study significant, Stallins
said.
Watson, who abandoned
her dissertation on fair-trade
labeling of coffee in Mexico
in order to focus on what
she believes is an urgent need
closer to home, said her inter-
est in the issues surrounding
honey production began after
one Wewahitchka beekeeper
told her, "Before long tupelo
honey may be a thing of the
past."
Indeed, many beekeeper
hobbyists have abandoned the
pastime and commercial pro-
ducers will only harvest honey
as long as it is feasible in
terms of economics, time and
labor, Watson said.
That's a shame, she said,
because beekeeping is more
than just a vocation in
Wewahitchka, where it has
been practiced by generations.
It's a way of life that gives this
rural community its unique
flavor.
"It's part of our identity,"
Watson said. "It's something
special to Florida."


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A jar of Tupelo honey produced in Wewechitchkal by L.L. Lanier
& Sons.


Are you ready for the
American Dream of owning a
home, or is it a good idea to
rent for a while longer? When
does it make, sense to buy
and when does it make sense
to rent? Ask yourself the fol-
lowing questions before you
start visiting open houses this
weekend:
Do you plan to live in the
same location for- a long time?
If you feel settled into your
community, have extended
family near by and havie decid-
ed this is where you and your
family want to live for the next
20 years, buying and build-
ing equity is a probably good
idea. If, on the other hand,
you only plan to stay in your
current location for under five
years, or if you foresee moving
with your job or your spouse's
job, consider renting a while


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By Charles J. Kov~aleski
MWith all of the recent' talk
about a gradual shift to the
first buyer's market in Florida
in several years, many poten-
tial homeowners are taking
pencil to paper to determine
if this is the summer to finally
buy a house. After all, inven-
tories of homes for sale are
up throughout the state, and
sellers are become more eager
to offer buyer incentives or to
make money-saving deals for
Potential buyers.
But just because the mar-
ket might be right for buyers,
is it the right time for you,
your family and your financ-
es? Buying a home is never
a one-size-fits-all process;
finances aside, a whole host
of personal reasons come into
play when considering becom-
iihg a homeowner.


longer. If there's a chance that
you will be laid off soon or if
you plan to leave your job, you
might want to wait as well.
Do you prefer steady hous-
ing costs? Except for rises in
homeowners insurance, real
estate taxes and maintenance
costs, once you lock in your
mortgage rate you can rest
easy knowing that your month-
ly payments will be the same
year after year. This long-
term stability is reassuring to
many homeowners who want
to know exactly how much
they will spend each month.
As a renter, yrou are subje ct
to the whims of your landlord
and of the local rental mar-
ket. As demand for rentals


goes up, so will your rent-aa
phenomenon we are seeing in
housing markets such as New
Orleans right now.
Are you ready to be a
handyman--or to pay for one?
When your roof is leaking
or the plumbing is stopped
up in an apartment, if's the
landlord's problem. But when
you own the place, it's .your
problem. One mistake first-
time home owners make is
spending all their savings on
the closing costs or down pay-
ment, leaving nothing in the
bank- to pay for maintenance
and' upkeep..
The decision to buy or
continue renting really comes
down to your personal prefer-


ences, and where you are in a
particular stage of your life.
Consider renting if you
want a short-term commit-
ment and the freedom to move
on a moment's notice or if you
don't have the time or desire.
to maintain or repair your
home and doift want to pay
property taxes.
Consider buying if you
want to put your money
tojwards something you own;
df you want to- build equity
and take a healthy mortgage
interest deduction each April
15; and if you like working
around the house, renovating-
and making the changes you
want to your own property.
Charles J. Kovaleski


is president of Orlandd-
Fla.-based' Attorneys' Title
Insurance Fund, Inc., (The
Fund) the leading title insur-
ance underwriter in Florida
and the sixth largest -title
insurance company in the
country. Acknowledged as the
Florida residential real estate
expert, The Fund has been
in business for more than 50
years and supports a network
of more than 6,000. attorney
agents statewide'who practice
real estate law and issue title
insurance., The Fund under-
writes more than 300,000 title
insurance policies for owners
and lenders in Florida every,
year. For more information,
visit www.fimdhomeinfo~com.


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By J~ison Alderiban
By the summer, many of
us have forgotten about our
New Year's Resolutions. We've
either successfully lost ~those
10 pounds, or given up until
next January. But you still
have several months to make
good on your pledges, and
a whole lifetime to reap -the
rewards.
INot surprisingly, many
resolutions involve money
issues, whether its' sticking
to a budget, curbing spend-
ing or paying off debt. You
can achieve all these goals
with careful planning, realistic
expectations and hard work.
Make a budget and stick to
it. Ybif d never expect to run a
business 'successfully without
adhering to a budget, so why
should your personal life be
any different? It all boils down
to how much money is coming
in versus how much is going
out. If the-outgoing exceeds the
incoming, you worft be able to
overcome debt, much less get
ahead and save for the things
you really want.
Here are a few tips:
SWhen calculating month-
ly expenses, donIt forget the
small things. Spending $3 a,
day on lattes adds up to, over
$ 1,000 a year.
-Remember to include
larger, infrequent expenses like
auto or -homeowners' insur-
ance and car maintenance.
-Many. tools are avail-
able to ~help with, budget--
ing: Money magazine's Web
site, http://www.money.cnn.
egm/p~f/101. features a step-
by-step guide called Money
101, to help you set financial
goals. Visa, USA also spon-
sors a free personal finance
site, Practical Money Skills for
Life, ww.practicahntoneyskills.
com, where. interactive tools
help you track expenses, set
up a livable budget, calculate
retirement income needs, and
more.
Change your spending
habits. Think about bringing
your lunch to work a few days
a. week, consolidating errand
trips to save gas, and try-


Ing generic brands instead of
premium labels. The Practical
Money Skills site has a section
called Smart Shopping with
tips on everything from shop-
p~ing for a used car to spotting
telemarketing fraud.
Some habits die hard, but
are worth the effort to quit. For
example, if you smoke a pack
of cigarettes a day at $4.50
a pack, that's over $1,600 a
year.
By investing that same
money (assuming an 8 percent
annual rate of return), after 15
years you'd accumulate more
than $45,000 and yod'd have
taken care of another resolu-
tion to boot.,
.Pay off debts. -Resolutions
often~ fail if guilt is the motivat-
Iing factor, so doift dwell on
how you got into debt con-
centrate on how you're going
to get out. Try these tips:
Always pay mnore- than
the minimum amount due on
your loan or credit card bill.
This will slice the time it takes
to repay the loan and will save
you money by -c u ting the: total
interest payinenti
Look Into consolidating
debt, from higher. inter-est rate
cards onto one Wiiith' a lower
rate. Several Web site's let you
compare credit card inter-
est rates and 'other features,
including w~vv. ban kra tecoom.
Just be sure to examilne all the
terms: Sometimes low rates
Sappk%, on]), during an introduc-
tory period. or additional fees
may drive up the ovetall cost.
Consider using part of
your savings to pay qff high-
rate card balanc68 Jost be
,sure to leave enough savings
for emergencies.''
As with all resolutions,
reducing your debt and boost-
Ing saving isn't, easy. But the
payoff Is well worthy the effort.
Jason Alderman directs
the Practical Money Skills for
Life program for Visa USA.
More budgeting and person-
al finance tips can be found
!at http://www.practicalmo-
neyskills.com.


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Established 1937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 68 years


otices


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) yer 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
Exley, 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,
S 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. 0. 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
Publish July 13, & 20, 2006.


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

IN RE: The Estate of
FLORENCE WYNELL
PRITCHARD,
CASE NO.;06-53PR
Decedent.


NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
The administration of the
Estate of FLORENCE WYNELL
PRITCHARD, File No. 06-53PR
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 Co-Personal
Representatives and the Co-
Personal Representatives' attor-
ney are as set forth below.
ALLINTERESTED 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 July
20, 2006.
Co-Personal Representative:
Karen Rollins
230 South Duck Avenue
Wewahitchka, FL 32465

Co-Personal Representative:
Sandra Oltz
6302 Boatrace Road
Panama City, FL 32404

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 Co-Personal
Representatives
Publish July 13, 20, August 3,
& 10 2006.

PUBLIC NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that
Bayou Storage, pursuant to
FS83.806, will dispose of or
offer for sell after 07/31/06,
the miscellaneous items belong-
ing to the following tentants:
Art Jonas; Jeffery Stuart; John
Dellolmo. Unit contents may be
re- deemed by owner prior to
07/31/06 for cash only.
Publish July 20 & 27, 2006

STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF
ENVIRONMENTAL
PROTECTION NOTICE OF
PROPOSED AGENCY ACTION
The Department of
Environmental Protection gives
notice of its intent to issue a
Formal Determination of the
Landward Extent of Waters of the
State (File No. FD-1-0243245-
001-1) to Michael Bobzien,
for a 4.28 acre tract located
in Section 6 & 7, Township
9 south, Range 11 west, Gulf
County, approximately 50 miles
from Panama City, the property
is located 38 miles south on
US 98 from Panama City. From
US 98 bear right on FL 30 for
6.7 miles then turn right on
Cape San Blas Rd and arrive
at the property in 6.5 miles.
The Department's file on this
matter is available for public
inspection during normal busi-
ness hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00


p.m., Monday through Friday,
except legal holidays, at the
Department of Environmental
Protection, Wetlands Evaluation
and Delineation Section, Mail
Station 2500, Room 530, Twin
Towers Office Building, 2600
Blair Stone Road, Tallahassee,
Florida 32399-2400.
Persons whose substantial
interests' are affected by the
above proposed agency action
have a right pursuant to Section
120.57, Florida Statutes, to
petition for an administrative
determination (hearing) on
the proposed action. The peti-
tion must contain the infor-
mation set forth below and
must be filed (received) in the
Department's Office of General
Counsel, 3900 Commonwealth
Boulevard, Tallahassee, Florida
32399-2400, within 21 days
of publication of this notice. A
copy of the petition must also
be mailed at the time of filing to
the formal determination peti-
tioner at the address indicated.
Failure to file a petition within
the 21 days constitutes a waiver
of any right such person has to
an administrative determination
(hearing) pursuant to Section
120.57,F.S.
The petition shall contain the
following information: (a) The
name and address, and tele-
phone number of each peti-
tioner, the petitioner's name
and address, the Department's
File Number and the county in
which the project is proposed;
(b) A statement of how and when
each petitioner received notice
of the Department's action or
proposed action; (c) A statement
of how each petitioner's sub-
stantial interests are affected
by the Department's action or
proposed action; (d) A statement
of material facts disputed by
petitioner, if any; (e) A state-
ment of facts which petitioner
contends warrant reversal or
modification of the Department's
action or proposed action; (f)
A statement of which rules or
statutes petitioner contends
require reversal or modifica-
tion of the Department's action
or proposed action; and (g) A
statement of the relief sought
by petitioner, stating precisely
the action petitioner wants the


Deparunent to talce with respect


Department to take with respect
to the Department's action or
proposed action.
If a petition is filed, the admin-
istrative hearing process is
designed to formulate agen-
cy action. Accordingly, the
Department's final action may be
different from the position taken
by it in this Notice. Persons
whose substantial interests will
be affected by any decision of
the Department with regard to
the formal determination have
the right to petition to become
a party to the proceeding. The
petition must conform to the
requirements specified above
and be filed (received) within
21 days of publication of this
Notice in the Office of General
Counsel at the above address
of the Department. Failure to
petition within the allowed time
frame constitutes a waiver of
any right such persons has to
request a hearing under Section
120.57,F.S., and to participate
as a party to this proceeding.
Any subsequent intervention
will only be at the approval
of the presiding officer upon
motion filed pursuant to Rule
'28-5.207, F.A.C.
Publish July 20, 2006.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOR
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION

IN RE: The Estate of
ROBERT JOSEPH SR.
Division Probate
deceased.
/

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the
estate of Robert Joseph Sr.,
deceased, whose date of death
was November 23, 2003, and
whose Social Security Number is
261-20-8845, is pending in the
Circuit Court for Gulf County,
Florida, Probate Division; the
address of which is 100 Cecil
G. Costin Sr. Blvd. Rm 148,
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. The
names and addresses of the
personal representative and the
personal representative's attor-
ney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's


estate on whom a copy of this Division, the address of which is


estate on whom a copy of this
notice is required to be served
must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE LATER OF
3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the
decedent and other persons hav-
ing claims or demands against
decedent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED
WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
.DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication
of this notice is July 20, 2006
Attorney for Personal
Representative
/s/J Mark Fisher
Florida Bar No. 494992
148 Miracle Strip Parkway SE
Suite 2
Fort Walton Beach, Florida
32548
Telephone: (850) 244-8989

Personal Representative:
/s/Jacquelyn E. Joseph
1001 N H Street
Pensacola, Florida 32501
Publish July 20 & 27, 2006

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOR
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION

IN RE: The Estate of
ORIN SCHOELLES,
CASE NO. 06-42 PR
Division Probate
deceased. /

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the
estate of ORIN SCHOELLES,
deceased, whose date of death
was April 16, 2006, is pend-
ing in the Circuit Court for
Gulf County, Florida, Probate


Gulf County Board of County









Commission Meeting Minutes


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

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 Bias Bayside Municipal
Services Taxing Unit not exceed-
ing 2 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-
Ig,. 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 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-
fed 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 i',ued anrd r.: ad ', alr.-m ita.%


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)

B.A.C. RESOLUTION -
MILLAGE RATE
Chief Administrator Butler
discussed a recommendation
from the St. Joseph Peninsula
Beach Advisory Committee re-
garding a resolution for the mill-
age rate stating that the millage
rate for the three M.S.T.U.s will
not increase unless there is a
reduction in the current tax-
able value on St. Joe Peninsula.
County Attorney McFarland
then read a proposed resolu-
tion indicating millage rates for
the M.S.T.U.s. Commissioner
Traylor motioned to adopt the
following resolution, and Com-
missioner Barnes seconded the
motion. The motion then passed
3 to 1, with Commissioner Pe-
ters voting no.

RESOLUTION NO. 2006-14

A RESOLUTION OF THE
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMIS-
SIONERS OF GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA INDICATING MILL-
AGE RATES OF THE M.S.T.U.S
ASSOCIATED WITH THE ST.
JOSEPH PENINSULA BEACH
NOURISHMENT PROJECT
AND RECOGNIZING THE
COST SPLIT BETWEEN THE
M.S.T.U.S.

WHEREAS, the Board of
County Commissioners of Gulf
County, Florida seek to facilitate
the enhancement of the beach
along St. Joseph Peninsula; and
WHEREAS, the Board feels
the need to reiterate the position
taken in the ordinances that al-
lowed the M.S.T.U.'V; and
WHEREAS, there is a need
to establish the intended rate
of participation for each of the
M.S.T.U, described areas; then
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT
RESOLVED that the County
Commission of Gulf County,
Florida does hereby express its
intent-not to increase the pro-
posed M.S.T.U. millage rates as
described in County Ordinances
2005-25, 2005-26 and 2005-27
unless there is a decrease in tax--
able value along the St. Joseph
Peninsula and also recognizing
that 70% of the cost of beach
nourishment will be derived
from, the beacrhfront properties?


25% of the beach nourishment
funds will be derived from the
interior section and 5% of the
cost of beach nourishment will
be derived from the bayside area
after the allotted Tourist De-
velopment Council funds have
been calculated into the project.
BE IT FURTHER RE-
SOLVED that a certified copy of
this resolution be forwarded to
the St. Joseph Peninsula Beach
Advisory Committee.
ADOPTED this 25th day of
April, 2006.

(End)

COMMISSIONER DISTRICT
3 / BEACH ADVISORY
COMMITTEE
Chief Administrator Butler
reported that Commissioner
Williais could not attend the
meeting tonight because he had
to attend a function with his
family. He also stated that Com-
missioner Williams requested
that the Board approve the fu-
ture funding request presented
by the St. Joseph Peninsula
Beach Advisory Committee.
Commissioner Traylor motioned
to deny this request, stating that
they need to see the outcome of
the referendum before proceed-
ing with this. Commissioner Pe-
ters seconded the motion, and it
passed unanimously (4-0).
AWARD BID #0506-20 -
BACKHOE LOADER SOLID
WASTE
SUpon recommendation by
Chief Administrator Butler,
Commissioner Traylor motioned
to award Bid #0506-20 (for a
backhoe loader for the Solid-
Waste Department) to Thomp-
son Tractor (only bidder) in the
amount of $68,663.00 (which
includes trade-in of a 1990
Ford Front-End Loader Item
#70-392) to be financed and
paid over a period of three years,
with the first payment due one
year from today. Commissioner
Peters seconded the motion, and
it passed unanimously (4-0).
GT COM
Chief Administrator Butler
reported that GT Corn has re-
quested that the Board allow
them to place an electronic cabi-
net on the right-of-way of the
Industrial Road (C.R. 382) at the
Commerce Park. Upon inquiry
by Chairman McLemore, Chief
Administrator r Butlerrecom-
mended that the Board approve
this request. Commissioner
Barnes motioned to approve
this request, contingent upon
the property reverting back to
the County if not used for the
electronic cabinet at any time in
the future. Commissioner Tray-
lor seconded the motion, and it
passed unanimously (4-0).
BID #0506-19A GASKIN
PARK PILINGS
Chief Administrator Butler
reported that there were no bids
received for Bid #0506-19A (the
Gaskin Park project). He stated
that he has received a quote
from Townsend Marine, in the
amount of $38,400.00, to drive
the concrete pilings and the
wood pilings. Chief Administra-
tor Butler stated that there is a
grant deadline, and County At-
torney McFarland recommended
d-,a>i LU. t .t- Pr:,,:.:-: : b nj e!


on an emergency basis. Com-
missioner Peters motioned to
approve this recommendation.
Commissioner Barnes seconded
the motion, and it passed unan-
imously (4-0). Upon recommen-
dation by Chief Administrator
Butler, Commissioner Peters
motioned to accept the quote
from Townsend Marine and al-
low them do perform this work
on an emergency basis. Com-
missioner Barnes seconded the
motion, and it passed unani-
..: u. I "'l
GUrLF TO BAY HIGHWAY /
STUMPHOLE REVETMENT
Chief Administrator But-
ler reported that two T.R.I.P.
applications were submitted
(to A.R.P.C.) last week, one for
Phase I of Segment 3 of the Gulf
to Bay Highway project and one
for the Stumphole revetment
project.
BEACH ACCESS RISH PARK
Chief Administrator Butler
discussed that he has received
a notice from D.E.P. in regard-
ing beach access at Rish Park.
He stated that the County must
make a formal request to D.E.P.
for beach access at Rish Park,
and must also make a formal
request to the U. S. Department
of the Interior,- Bureau of Land
Management in Jackson, Mis-
sissippi for a fire station to be
located at Rish Park. County
Attorney McFarland stated that
these requests need to be in the
form of resolutions. Commis-
sioner Barnes'motioned to adopt
these resolutions. Commissioner
Peters seconded the motion, and
it passed unanimously (4-0).
SMALL COUNTY.OUTREACH
PROGRAM (S.C.O.P.
FUNDING)
Chief Administrator Butler
discussed that he has received
notice from F.D.O.T. that the
County is eligible to receive
funding for a second S.C.O.P.
project. He stated that the
Board has been approved to re-
surface C. R. 30 from Cape San
Blas Road to the Franklin Coun-
ty line. Upon recommendation
by Chief Administrator Butler,
Commissioner Barnes motioned
to submit Lake Grove Road as
the second road to be resur-
faced. Commissioner Traylor
seconded the motion, and it
passed unanimously (4-0).
S.H.I.P. LOCAL HOUSING
ASSISTANCE
Chief Administrator Butler
discussed that Dannie Bolden
needs to address the Board
on the S.H.I.P. program. Dan-
nie Bolden appeared before the
Board and discussed the Local
Housing Assistance Program
Plan for Gulf County for the next
three years. He stated that they
have a proposed resolution, and
the plan needs to be presented
to the State of Florida before
May 2nd. County Attorney Mc-
Farland then read the proposed
resolution revising the Local
Housing Assistance Plan. Com-
missioner Peters stated that the
Board would like to see increas-
es in the purchase and reha-
bilitation assistance amounts.
Dannie Bolden stated that pur-
chase assistance and rehabilita-
tion assistance strategies were
presented to the Board last year
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Mr. Bolden also stated that the
funds will be paid back'within
twenty-four months through
Habitat for Humanity, and that
the funds will be available Au-
gust 1, 2006. Commissioner
Traylor motioned to adopt the
following resolution. Commis-
sioner Barnes seconded the mo-
tion, and it passed unanimously
(4-0).

RESOLUTION NO. 2006-10

A RESOLUTION OF THE
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMIS-
SIONERS OF GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA APPROVING THE
REVISED LOCAL HOUSING AS-
SISTANCEPLANAS REQUIRED
BY THE STATE HOUSING
INITIATIVES PARTNERSHIP
PROGRAM ACT, SUBSECTION
420.907-420.9079, FLORIDA
STATUTES; AND RULE CHAP-
TER 67-37, FLORIDA ADMIN-
ISTRATIVE CODE; AUTHO-
RIZING AND DIRECTING THE
CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD
OF COUNTY COMMISSION-
ERS TO EXECUTE AND NEC-
ESSARY DOCUMENTS AND
CERTIFICATIONS NEEDED BY
THE STATE; AUTHORIZING
THE 'SUBMISSION OF THE LO-
CAL HOUSING ASSISTANCE
PLAN FOR REVIEW AND AP-
PROVAL BY THE FLORIDA
HOUSING FINANCE CORPO-
RATION; AND PROVIDING AN
EFFECTIVE DATE.

WHEREAS, in 1992, the
State of Florida enacted the
William E. Sadowski Affordable
Housing Act, Chapter 92-317 of
Florida Sessions Laws, allocat-
ing a portion of documentary
stamp taxes on deeds to local
governments for the develop-
ment and maintenance of af-
fordable housing; and
WHEREAS, the State
Housing Initiatives Partner-
ship (S.H.I.P.) Act, ss. 420.907-
420.9079, Florida Statutes
(1992), and Rule Chapter 67-37,
Florida Administrative Code,
requires local governments to
develop one-to three-year Local
Housing Assistance Plan outlin-
ing how funds will be used; and
WHEREAS, the SHIP Act
requires local governments to
establish the maximum SHIP
funds allowable for each strat-
egy; and
WHEREAS, the SHIP Act
further requires local govern-
ments to establish an average
are purchase price for new and
existing housing benefitting from
awards made pursuant to the
Act; The methodology and pur-
chase prices used are defined in
the attached Local Housing As-
sistance Plan; and
WHEREAS, as required by
Rule Chapter 67-37.005(6)(f)3,
Florida Administrative Code, it
is found that 5 percent of the lo-
cal housing distribution plus 5
percent of program income is in-
sufficient to adequately pay the
necessary costs of administrat-
ing the local housing assistance
plan. The cost of administrating
the program may not exceed
10 percent of the local housing
distribution plus 5 percent of
the program income deposited
into the trust fund except that


small counties, as defined in ss.
120.52(17), and eligible munici-
palities receiving a local housing
distribution of up to $350,000
may use up to 10 percent of the
program income for administra-
tive costs; and
WHEREAS, the Gulf County
Community Development Cor-
poration has prepared a three-
year Local Housing Assistance
Plan for submission to the Flor-
ida Housing Finance Corpora-
tion; and
WHEREAS, the County.
Commission finds that it is in
the best interest of the public
for Gulf County to submit the
Local Housing Assistance Plan
for review and approval so as
to qualify for said documentary
stamp tax funds;
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT
RESOLVED'BY THE BOARD
OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OF GULF COUNTY that:

Section 1: T h e
Board of County Commissioners
of Gulf County, Florida hereby
approves the Local Housing As-
sistance Plan, as attached and
incorporated hereto for submis-
sion to -.F Tl.':r; r1 Hi-.:. ,1-, Fi
nance C.:.rp.:-r i,:.r, r-q.,ire
by ss. 420.907-420.9079, Sub-
section 3, Florida Statutes, for
fiscal years: 2005-2006.
Section 2: T h e
Chairman of the Board of Coun-
ty Commissioners and/or the
County Administrator, are here-
by designated and authorized
to execute any documents and
certifications required by the
Florida Housing Finance Cor-
poration as related to the Local
Housing Assistance Plan, and
todo all things necessary and
proper to carry out the .terms
and conditions of said program.

PASSED AND ADOPTED
THIS 25th day of April, 2006.

(End)

S.H.I.P. PROGRAM
Upon inquiry by Dannie
Bolden, Commissioner Peters
motioned to approve the Land
Acquisition Habitat for Human-
ity in the amount of $15,000.00,
and the Land Acquisition Habi-
tat.for Humanity in the amount
of $25,000.00 (Item #6 Pages
20-27 of the Consent Agenda).
Commissioner Barnes seconded
the motion, and it passed unan-
imously (4-0).
IMPACT FEE WORKSHOP
Planner Richardson re-
quested that the Board cancel
the workshop on the Impact
Fee Study and S. B. 360 previ-
ously scheduled for May 9th at
5:00 p.m., and reschedule it for
May 8th or 10th. Commissioner
Traylor motioned to reschedule
the workshop for May 8, 2006
at 5:00 p.m., E.T. Commissioner
Barnes seconded the 'motion,
and it passed unanimously (4-
0).
SPECIAL PROJECTS
PAYMENTS
Upon motion by Commis-
sioner Traylor, second by Com-
missioner Peters, and unani-
mous vote (4-0), the Board
approved the following Special
Projects payments:


Dist. 1 White City Fire De-
partment Donatibn
$150.00.
Wewahitchka 6th Grade
Graduation Donation
$100.00

Dist. 2 White City Fire De-
partment Donation
$150.00
Wewahitchka High School
Track Team Donation
$250.00
it.'-. a- >: ri..a .'rAh Grade

$100.00

Dist. 4 White City Fire De-
partment Donation
$150.00

Dist: 5 White City Fire De-
partment Donation
$150.00

(End)

AFFORDABLE HOUSING
MEETING
Commissioner Traylor re-
ported on an affordable hous-
ing meeting he attended with
local developers and business
owners.
M.S.T.U. RESOLUTIONS
Upon inquiry by Commis-
sioner Peters, County Attor-
ney McFarland stated that the
M.S.T.U. elections are sched-
uled for June 27th. Commis-
sioner Peters discussed that he
voted no on this issue because
only the registered voters are
allowed to vote on this issue.
He stated that there are a lot
more property owners that do
not have permanent residence
on the Cape that are not going
to be able to vote on this issue,
and it is unfair. County Attorney
McFarland stated that only the
registered electors can vote on
this issue. He also discussed a
letter on page 5 of the Informa-
tion Packet, which outlines the
rules on who. can and cannot
vote on this issue.
DITCH OAK GROVE
Commissioner Peters, dis-
cussed a ditch between Oak
Grove and the City of Port St.
Joe (near Cabell Drive), and
they are researching this issue
because the citizens would like
to have the ditch piped. Com-
missioner Peters recommended
that Public Works Director
Shearer check on the cost of the
pipe and present this informa-
tion back to the Board. Chair-
man McLemore suggested that
the property owners purchase
the pipe, and that the County
install it. Commissioner Barnes
stated that the Engineers have
already given the County a size
on the pipes needed, and Coun-
ty Administrator Butler stated
that they have been working on
this project for three years. He
also stated that the County is
waiting on D.E.P. and the Corps
of Engineers permits before they .
can proceed on this project, and
they will have to use triple bar-
rel concrete pipe with a 36" di-
ameter.
SENIOR CITIZENS -
GRANDMA'S KITCHEN
Commissioner Barnes re-


ported that the Senior Citizens
have opened "Grandma's Kitch-
en" at the Senior Citiken build-
ing, and they are now serving
breakfast from 6:30 9:00 a.m.
Monday through Friday.
ROAD ABANDONMENT -
CRAWFISH CABIN ROAD'/
HANLON
Chairman McLemore dis-
cussed the this issue was tabled,
Sand recommended that the get
an appraisal on this property.
Administrator Staff Assistant
Stephens reported that this has
already been approved by the
Board and they are in the pro-
cess of obtaining the appraisal.
JAIL
Chairman McLemore recom-
mended advertising.to receive
sealed bids for plumbing and
for installation of one exhaust
fan in the jail: After discussion,
Commissioner Peters motioned
to advertise to receive sealed
bids for the plumbing at the jail.
Commissioner Barnes seconded
the motion; and it passed unan-
imously (4-0). CommissionerPe-
ters then motioned to advertise
to receive sealed bids for one
exhaust fan for the cell area.
Commissioner Barnes seconded
the motion, and it passed unan-
imously (4-0). Chief Administra-
tor Butler discussed that the
floor will have to be busted up to
take the old plumbing out and
install new pvc pipe. He lsso
stated that the funds are avail-
able in Professional Services.
SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS
OFFICE
Commissioner Peters re-
ported that the Maintenance
Department has done a great
job on remodeling the new office
for the Supervisor of Elections.
He stated that there are some
doors that need dead bolt locks
installed, and requested that
they install the locks.
LITTER ST. JOB BEACH /
BEACON HILL
John Schweizer, of Beacon'
Hill, appeared before the Board.
and discussed problems with
people leaving litter and remains
from fires (glass, nails, etc.) on
the beach. He requested that
the County adopt an ordinance
that would ban glass, nails, etc.
from the beach, and impose'stiff
fines for violation of the ordi-
nance. Commissioner Traylor
discussed that this is definitely
a problem and also discussed
enforcement of the ordinance.
After further discussion, Com-
missioner Traylor motion for
County Attorney McFarland
to draft an ordinance banning
glass, nails, etc. from the beach.
Commissioner Barnes seconded
the motion, and it passed unan-
imously (4-0).
There being no further busi-
ness and upon motion by Com-
missioner Traylor, the meeting
did then adjourn at 6:55 p.m.,
E.D.T.

CARMEN L. MCLEMORE

CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:
REBECCA L. NORRIS
CLERK


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1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd.,
Rm. 148, Port St. Joe, FL 32456.
The names and addresses of the
personal representative and the
personal representative's attor-
ney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this
notice is required to be served
must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE LATER OF
3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the
decedent and other persons hav-
ing claims or demands against
decedent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED
WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TOW
(2) YEARS OR MOFE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
-The date of first publication
of this notice July 20, 2006.
Attorney for Personal
Representative:
/s/SEAN W. SCOTT, ESQ.
3233 East Bay Dr., Suite 104
Largo, Florida 33771-1900
Telephone: (727) 539-0181'
Florida Bar No. 870900
SPN: 01212383
Personal Representative:
/s/DIANNE WALLACE
334 Bay Street
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
Publish July 20 & 27, 2006
PUBLIC NOTICE
PURSUANT TO FS97.055
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
THAT THE VOTER REGISTRA-
TION BOOK CLOSING DATER
FOR THE SEPTEMBER PRI-
MARY ELECTION WILL BE
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Training will consist of 40
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Oil-Related f ices with shared reception ba, pool, tennis, private Beach. 3 br, 2 ba, 1800 sf/ Own Land?
O- te dist Ads in this classifica- and kitchen. Beautiful view bch, $895mo Pelican Walk Heated & cooled 3 yrs.
Seceptionist Now accepting Realtors. tion may or may not re- overlooking St. Joe Bay at Real Estate 850-647-2473 old. Screen enclosed Invest in rural acreage
Youngquist Brothers Inc. For busy medical practice. Want a great work environ- quire an investment or Simmons Baou. Perfect Swimming Pool, & Jacuzzi throughout America:
Excellent Job Opportunity Professional Fulltime with benefits. ment? Competitive splits, may be multi-level mar- for real estate office or Anderson Windows, Cus- coastal, mountain,
in South Florida! Positions Please apply at Shoreline Stop by and see us at keting opportunities. We small business. $350.00 tom Hickory kitchen waterfront properties,
Available: Drillerds Medical Group 419 Baltzell Gables & Palms Real Es- do not recommend giv- monthly per office. Utilities Stainless Steel Kitchen 20 to 200 acres: For FREE
- Derricks -Floor Herds 00 GulfCoast Avenue, Port St. Joe or call tate at 319 Reid Ave, Port ing credit card o bank included. First, last month Gulfview on C-30 Aide appliances. $365K Special Land Reports:
Excellent benefits package Linda at 2298010. St Joe, FL or call 850-340- account information out rent plus $150.00 deposit Treasure Shores west if oboCall850-647-6349 www.landbuyers
Fax resume 239-489-4545 Trades 1941 ask for Stacy over the phone. Always per unit requVed. Call 850- Indian Pass Raw Bar: 2 br guide.comlnda
or contact Cliff at 239- research the company .229-7799 M-F, 9-4pm. 2 ba old FL. Classic Mexico Beach Lot,
489-4444. MUST PASS Coordinator, Gulf/ Frank- HVAC Mechanics you plan to do business Cottage, newly remodeled, 175x100, walk to beach,
Drug Free Workplace. t /ctiities ofthe Gulf/ y wnel d) r 413S0o I i & no pets. $900 per Eastpoint, recently re- 850-596-2057 or
Franklin Center Re uires (Experienced) 4130 6110 month, minimum 6 months modeled 3 br, 2 ba on 850-271-1453
BS degree, MS degree Top Pay, Excellent Bne- *REMEMBER:* lease. Owner is licensed large lot, close to boat
with ex e n Top Pay, Excellent Bene- *REMEMBER:* .-Realtor. Call Margaret ramp, blacktop road, City ST Joe Bch lot for sale,
with ex in college admin- fits, Vacation/Holiday Pay, Ads in this classifica- 850527-6517 water & sewage, FL ready to build, 3rd blk,
S401K. tion may or may not re- \ $149,900 850-694-4457. high & dry. Septic, Power,
S$2kyear, salary based Keith Lawson Company quire an investment or 2 br close to Downtown Large 3 br, 2 ba, large & water on cleared 75x150
Professional on egree e Open Kendall Clark may be multi-level mar- Dogwood terrace Apts 808 yard, close to schools, House only for Sale! Must lot, 330 Ponce De Leon
Professionally Filled. Additional (850) 527-5439 keting opportunities. We Woodward Ave. PSJ Call $850 mo., Refs required. be moved. 5746 Hwy 71 (6 $150K obo. 850-647-6349
info: http:F//dept.gufcoast. KLC is an EOE/AAE/DFWP do not recommend giv- 850-227-7800. (404) 797-7870. miles N. of PSJ). Approx
CLOSING edu/jobs. GCCC is an MinorityApplicants ing credit card or bank IREAESTATiEFOR RE'NT 1400 st, 3 br,1 ba,hrdwd St Joe beach 21/2 lots, 1
EAEOCOORDINATOR M/F/Vet employer. encourage to apply account information out Gulf Aire: lbr, Iba, wash- Large airy home in High- floors, C/A, FPI, stove, block from water, $10K
COORDINATOR orthe ph one. Always 6100 Business/ r/dryer, privacy fenced land View area. 3 br, 2 ba, refig, W/D. Ducky Johnson buyer rebate, $535K, Peli-
Do not miss out on this ex- Trades search the companyCommercial ard, poolprivate beach large living/dining room & has moving cost info. can Walk Real Estate
citing opportunity to work Technical research the company yard, pool, private beach,
citing opportunity to work ou plan to do business 6110 Apartments tennis court, pets ok, huge Florida Room. Great $18,000. Call Mary Lou @ 850-647-2473
for one of Florida's best 6120- Beach Rentals kitchen, carport, rear deck, 850-227-4625
employers! WindMark Employment Opportunity Marine Pipe Welders with BEFORE investing. 6130 Condo/Townhouse $675/+dep. Call 639-2690 fenced yard. $1100 mo.
Beach Sales Center in Port in South Florida! Land Marine Pipe Fitters 6140 House Rentals dio Call 850-227-5301 or
St Joe has an immediate Based Deep injection well Out of town work in Advertising Sale Pro 6150 Roommate Wanted Furnished utilities cloud 850-227-6297 7160
opening for a Closing Co- contractor has the follow- Virginia, Per Diem, Wanted Top Commissions, 6160- Roomsfor Rent Furnished, utilities includ- 8721 0
ordinator. Individual ig opening: Cementing Overtime Job. Completion Top Commissions, 6170: Mobile Home/Lot ed, near the beach, Pt. St. Joe, 3wbr 1.5 be, Overstreet Area Mobile
ordinator. Individual Ing opening: Cementing Overtime Job. Completion experience required. Form18 ut-f- ntals 0-648 33. c ce ard AC/ eat,5$650 MEXICO BEACH home for sale. Asking
experience required. For 6180- Out-of-Town Rentals 850-6485033. Nice yard, AC/ heat, $650BEACHA
should have previous real Supervisor. Duties and Re- Saffey Bonus phone interview, Mr. 6190- Timeshare Rentals mo., $400 dep. Call Best Deal on the Beach! $109K. Some owner fi-
estate closing and title responsibilities: Coordinates Welco Craftsman, Haggerty, 877- 665-6618. 6200 Vacation Rentals 85-.2 -1 Beautiful 2 Bf, 3 ba fully nancirng avail. Call
work experience or mort- and oversees cementing 850-227-351 s
gage experience. Attention service line work at the Inc. 800-485-5221 furnished Gulfview 478-960-0800
to detail and the abilityto well site. Provides the Check this out, Live life to m b Several Long Term Rent- Townhome $389K
handle multiple t a planning necessaryfor the Trades the fullest! Entrepreneurs AUpstairs 2 br, 1 ba apart-als Available, starting at 770-426-6896
fast-paced environmental r job by providing instruc- wanted! Incredible income ment $550/mo. + deposit. $750 mo. Call Sundance
quirast-ped. We offer great pay tons to the crew and ler Heating & Air C potential, serious only Mii g Call 850-648-5052 or Realty 850-648-8700. Mexico Beach 3 br2 ba
eupetue Diet ditioning is looking for an p i 478-983-220H, nice ot, possible gulf 7170
and an excellent benefits equipment used Directs Expereince HVAC Me- 1-800-366-1375, ext 5372 478-983-2206 St Joe Beach, very nice, view, $175K Pelican Walk Intercoastal Waterway
package the activities of the crew chanic/ Service Tech to fill remodeled 2 br TH, beach Real Estate 850-647-2473 Waterfront lots approx 1.5
durinrigging wn at a lcatn a full time position, M-F, Clerical fair8M 929 81 access, deck/yard, fenced acres. Just min to beach.
Please submit Resume via rigging down at a location. No call-Some Saturdays. Ad m itratiue $700mo, Pelican Walk Mexico Beac 3 br 2 b, $196900. Call Diane
fax to 229-7952, e-mail to Coordinates the clean up Health Reinbursement Admnstratve 6120 Real Estate, 850-647-2473 garage, pool, fireplace, Peevy at Port Realty 850-
rebecca.standige@joe. repair, and preparation of plancompetitive wages Earn $12-$48/hour. Full new roof, carpet, fresh 527-2580
corn orvisitcareersice, equipment for the next job. plan, competitive wages. Earn $12-$48/hour. Full
corn or visit careersoe. equipment for the next DFWP. Clean driving rec- benefits. Paid training. BEACH Beach House for rent. St Joe Beach 9106 Olive paint, sprinkler system,
com to submit an online Top pay plus benefits, ve- ord By appt only. Call Various Government Across the street fromdes- Ave; 2br. 2.5ba, brandnew $285K, Pelican Walk Real Residential Waterfront
application & resume hie allowance relocation22 Positions Available. ignated beach, awesome house wall new apple. No Estate 850-647-2473 and water view home sites
Equal Opportunity expense. Fax resume Homeland Security, Law STO AGE view! 3 br, 1.5 ba front & smoking. $985 mo + dep. Beh from $150,000. Coldwell
Employer 239-489-4545 or contact Trades Enforcement, Wildlife and .back screened porches. Call 404-550-2900 or Mexico Beach Nw Banker Residential Real
Pre-Employment Drug Dan at 239-489-4444. more. Day: 2277200 C/HA, great place! $1500 404-788-8836 Townhouses, poolstarting Estate, Inc. Don Yarbrough
Screening Required. MUST PASS TEST. PHYSI- Call 7 days Nigh-: 647-3882 mo. Call 850-227-5301 or $214.900. Pelican Walk 850-527-5887
CAL & DRUG TEST. Drug TRIM 1-800-320-9353 Ext 2139 850-227-6297 St. Joe Beach cottage, 1.5 Real Estate 850-647-2473
Free Workplace CARPENTERS St. Joe Beach biks to Gulf. 3 br, 2 ba,
Na U $ newly redecorated, new
NEEDEDN...... Earn. Up To $550 Weekly appliances, Lg. screened
Trades Working through the gov- MINI STORAGE 130 porch, shed for RV/Boat. Florida Waterfront, Destin90
FOR PORT ST. JOE AND ernment. Part-time, no ex- Pets maybe, No smoking. OpenHouse Florida Waterfront, Destin
MEXICO BEACH AREA. perience needed. Call to- Mexico Beach 2 BR 2 BA 227-3453 pen us Area, 180' of deep bayou,
Professional day! 1-800-488-2921 ask It Pt Joe Brand New! Condo, 0.5 Beacon Hill private lot, pool, 35' dock.
APPLICANTS MUST PRO- for Dept.L. miles to Mexico Beach, Port St. Joe. 4100sf home with remodel
The Gulf County Health VIDE OWN TRANSPORTA- Pool, $980 mo. Call Brian '3 br,-2.5 ba in height re- plans. South Walton Co.
Department has one TION, MUST HAVE EXPE- Now Hiring For 2006 Post- 404-663-0226 stricled area. B ing $1.95M. Creative financ-
opening for a full-time: RIENCE, MUST BE DE- a Jobs $18/hour. starting, 814 7400 Very Nice MH, 3 br2 ba offers to owner on this ing. Call 850-650-7979/
Career Service ARCTIC POLAR PENDABLE AND PROVIDE Avg. Pay $57K/ year Fed- on large corner lot at Over- gulf front home on dou- 850-699-2404
(benefits as- Heating & Air, LLC QUALITY WORK. eral benefits, Paid Training street. $900/mo. Call ble lot. 9115 A Hwy. 98.
signed Health Lic#RA-0067062 & Vacations. No Exper- 6140 850-227-4608 Open Sun. from 1 til 4pm Mystic, CT
signed) Health ANTED: EquipmentDuct GREAT PAY FOR THE Vacations No Experi eastern time. Waterfront.
SupportTech- Work Installer, Service RIGHT APPLICANT 800-584-1775 Ref #P5101 WeWa: "Magnolia Lodge" www.homeonthecove.com
nician Technicians Clean driving 2br, 1.be waterfront apt. Port St. Joe Beach: For
Salary starts at: $10.00 record req. CALL TRIMMASTERS LLC elec, water, sewer, yard sale or Lease. Gulf view
,sS ,,'" .' I25
per hour. 12-Month per Must pass background LENNY COLLINS Cape -San Bias Beach maint incl. boat ramps & from balcony, 3 br, 3 ba, ,. .
Year Position based in check 850-814-0166 OR Side Home, 2 br, 2 ba Gulf dock on site. $750 built in '00. Great floor
the Port St. Joe medical Top Pioducers=Top Pay 850-648-5937 SMALL ENGINE Viewhomecloseto StJo mo/+$200 dep. Call plan. Features: Cathedral
clinic. Fingerprinting Incentive Bonus Program. REPAIRS seph's State Park. Broad- 850-639-6760. Ceilings, garden tub, ac-
and O/. Due To Emer- Prior experience a PLUS walk to beach, Screened acess to pol, attached gar-
nd DApply at:IE.11L BLE Porch and two sun deck age, covered porchpatio.
agency Duties Required. Apply at:1516 E. 11th St Unfurnished, available for Deck facing Gulf. Asking
Knowledge of ICD9 and PC, FL 4110 Climate Control 6 to 12 month lease. $510Kobo:'850-624-6140.
CPT Codes, and medi- Call 850-785-5447 or 6 to 12 month lease AUTOOTIV MARINE
cal clinic experience re- 850-541-3308 General $1200 per, month. Call Wewahitchka: 3 br, 2 ba, St Joe Beach 2 br TH, re- RECREATIONAL, .
quired. For information Drug & Alcohol Free Have BUSINESS & FINANCIAL St. JOg owner at 843-342-5983, or with fenced in yard. in modeled, beach access, 8100-Antique & Collectibles
pertaining to this posi- Work Place. EOE e Business Rent-All, In a local friend at 85Q-340- Dalkeith area, close to sev- 239K, Pelican Walk'Real 8110- Cars
tion, contact Lesia Hath- news?!! 5100 0628 tunitieral boat ramps, less than Estate 850-647-2473 81,20 Sports Utility Vehicles
away at (850) 27176, '706 irstStee Gorgteous Bay Sunset 1/2 mile off Hwy 71. No.
Sa ( 227-2 The 5110 Money to Lend Gorg St Joe Beach 3 br 2 bucks
ext. 1 nCR-30,2 bdrms, smoking,no Pets, refer- 8140- Vans
S"World Famous" .Phone 227-2112 vew on R30 2 bdrs req'd. $800 .CH&A, dedicated beach, 8150-Commercial
ThisngAerncyisac-2/E 2 baths, wood floors, mo/+$500(1st & last) workshop, Carport great 810- Motorcycles
This Agency ise n ac- .Toucan's / MINI-STORAGE \ custom cabinets; fully fur-dp 1 yer lease. Call buy, $275K, PelicanWalk 8170-AutoParts
cepting electronic appli- Trades screenedpoRestaurant & rch & &A ors
cations only for this Trades Restaurant & 5100 ni seene por A Esl 516--- 3 & Accessories
sition. Refer-to Requisi- Driggers Nations and Lounge GtHahyGeItleopen deck, 6-9 moth ...8210'-Boats
tonNu r640854 a Get Healthy! Get Fit Gel lease $1295 mo, first, last 8220- Personal Watercraft
tion Number 64084154. Tauntonkina o Mex s h Paid Earn $1 00K/six a5x 0 10x10 i 0m month rent.& $650security 230- Sailboats
Closing date is July 26, CAD Tebhnician with expe- ing "Growing Pains!" months. Call Kev/Jen deposit. on signing. No 8240J- Boat & Marine
,2006. rience in the Surveying & All positions avaialble. 1800-641-7906n pets.850-229-7799. No 170 71 Suplies
1-8pets.1850-229-7799. 6170 1 Supplies
'Civil engineering fields. High salary w/plenty of On Site Rentals 6 Days Cape San Bias Great 8310 Aircraft/Aviation
Apply at: Residential design and incentives. Housing is A Week Gulf Front, CR30-A, 3br 3 Gulf View. 4/4.5 custom 8320 ATV/Off Road Vehicles
10_ drafting experience will be available forManagers Must Sell! Established ba C/HA, multiple decks, -home. A must see for 8330 Campers & Trailers,
plefirst.myflorida.com helpful: but is not required. only. route. Unique school pro- beautiful beach, fully fur- $899,900. Call Diane 8340 Motorhomes
for assistance, contact: Please contact Adam@ Call 850-648-4301 for gram. Minimum invest- ASKABOUT FREE nished, no pets. $1650 3 br, 1 ba Mobile Home, Peevy at Port Realty 850-
People First (850) 639-2337 or fax re- interview. ment. $9250. Call Today MONTH'S RENT! mo/$750 dep call 125 Woodley Dr. Wewa, FL 527-2580. Owner/Agent
877-562-7287 sume to: (850) 639-5599 Mon-Fri. 8 am-5pm CST 800-511-6086 24 hours 850-648-5045 blocks..from Chipola River,
$595 mo., (917) 650-6452. Port St. Joe Pre- construc- 8 10
tion opportunity 2BR/
$414,000, 3BR/ $479,000 Mazda RX8 04, 8,500 ml-
S Buy now and save Call Di- les, 6 speed, Loadedl,
Sahie Peevy at Port Realty Lighting Yellow, CD, leath-
Furnished 2 br, 1 ba sin- 850-527-2580 er $22,500 call 653-6375
gle wide trailer foi rent. PSJ Beach 11.5 Coranado To Place An Ad
$500/mno + $500 deposit. St. 50x125 Ft Lot with old- in The Times
Call 850-648-5306 er Mobile Home,'view C
Nice clean 2 br, 2 ba, large -steps to beach, will con- Classifieds
shady yard with storage Sider owner' finance or Call,
building. 1 blockfrom St. pro'''perty swap Motivated (850) 7475020
.Joe Bay. Highland View 7359K C11.850.6lIt.924 5 or
area. $700 Call 00
HELP IS ONLY A d850-227-5301 or 1(800) 345-8688
850-227-6297
7130 6
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Heron 3/2 approx. 2000sf 8120
SP H IE C A condo at Linkside. Nicely Ford Expedition '02 Eddie
Furnished. Great buy at bauer.Package, Sunroof,
$599 900. Call Diane leather, 77K miles, $16,500
Peevy at Port Realty 850- ca1850-227-4056
527-2580. Owner/Agent
REAL ESTATE FOR SALE
S L 7100- Homes 7150 1994 Chevrolet Silverado
7110 Beach Home! 75x150 lot with util. 2nd Air, CD player, all power,
Property blk from gulf. MH, $1500 or best offer. Call
7120 Commercial front/back porches, w/2 850-229-8059
To Place Your Classified ad30-Condoownhouse until bdgs. 24x36 carport
4-Farms & Ranches New AC, Roof, flooring &
7150 Lots and Acreage $250K Best $ on
7160- obil Homes/Lots A 50 B o
in7170- Waterfront80- IBeachi 850-647-9193 160
7180 Investment 2001 Yamaha Roadster
O7190-ut-of-Town
fl-, ~, ~" Real Estate leat, cobra pipes, new
7200-Timeshare Eastpoint, 1 acre building windshield, new rear tire,
& CARP er, paved road, close to garage kept. $7200
"____________________0 Bay & boat ramp, ready to 850-647-5160 or 227-8840
7100 build $80,000 Call
2 br, 1 ba 850-694-4457
Cottage 8220
Located on .25 acre lot Lots For Sale 1996 Proline, Center con-
at 605 Marvin Ave, PSJ. sol, 25.5ft, with 98 Ocean
Call Our New Numbers Now Almost completely re- SouthgateLot Runner, T-Top, Marine.R-
"modeled and rewired Rne, 7-Top, Ma r
with beautiful original Reduced to $99,000 dio, Furuno GPS, Color
hardwood floors, new for quick sale. tabs, trailer, $19,500, 229-
carpet, .new tile, and 239-0526
Call: 850-747-5020 new NC. Barbara Drive Lot K W 2 A
Q"A7A7CIV)A !2nd Reduction Key West 20' 2020WA
C l uv$1 71 Only $109,000. Blue Water. Excellent con-
$7,dition 150 Suzuki Out-
Call 850-814-1040. Palm Breeze.Lot 103' board. Not many hours on
I I re e: motor. Electronics includ-
Toll Free: 800-345-8688 100 Sunset Cir. PSJ, This X 190' Only 75,000 ed. $16,800. For more Info:
luxurious home offers Bay 227-9325


view, formal living/dining Office 227-7770
rooms, breakfast room,
" A Fax: 850-747-5044- custom built kitchen Office 227-7775
Sw/appliqnces, family room, Mobile 227-8890 8220I
S- 3 b r, 2 ba, .5 ba w/ mud
room, laundry room, secu- 2003 Yamaha XL800
SEm ail hestar p cnh.om rity, & sprinkler systems, .a Waverunner, 3 sweater,
hurricane shutters, home C nnal
E a : theti e @n warranty, 2544 sf, $490K, P at step, one owner, less than
t rn MLS# 108138 Call Gary &roup 35 hours, selling due to
Sm a : .cooole Coldwell Banker health, $5800. Call 850-
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AARP and The Home Depot

.The Pirates ait 0s phB&a Brochures for Floridians 50+,
want to say a big Thank You to all the people FACT SHEET
S m e AARP and The Home Depot are working together to help
whomade the 4th of July events so successful. those age 50-plus make their homes safer, more modern, and
FL more livable. As part of the alliance, five brochures are available
We know that much of our success is due to at all The Home Depot stores in Florida.
SThe Brochures Inform Those 50+ About:
people behind the scenes that do the unseen. ow to prevent accidents in the home
How to create a more liable space as their needs
Our sponsors that provided a variety of resources are: Bluewater Outriggers, Piggly Wiggly, Emerald change with advancing age
How to protect their homes against hurricanes and
Coast Federal Credit Union, Preble-Rish, Coastal Community Bank, Beach Realty, Oyster Radio, other natural disasters
The Star, Gulf County Chamber of Commerce, and Gulf County Tourism Development Council. Why Are the Brochures Important?
Hurricane season began June 1.
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50¢ For breaking news, visit www.starfl.com Subscribe to The Star 800-345-8688 For your hometown paper delivered to your home! Real Estate Ad deadline is Thursday 11 a.m. ET Legal ad deadline is Friday 11 a.m. ET Display ad deadline is Friday 11 a.m. ET 227-1278 Classi ed deadline is Monday 5 p.m. ET 747-5020 TABLE OF CONTENTS Thursday, SEPTEMBER 19, 2013 YEAR 75, NUMBER 48 Opinion . . . . . . . . . . A4-A5 Letters to the Editor . . . . . A4-A5 Outdoors . . . . . . . . . . . A6 Sports . . . . . . . . . . . . . A7 School News . . . . . . . . . . B3 Faith . . . . . . . . . . . . . B4 Obituaries . . . . . . . . . . . B4 Classi eds . . . . . . . . . B6-B8 By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com Permitting for dredging of the Port St. Joe shipping channel got its of cial start last week. With an agreement with the St. Joe Company addressing the local match on a state grant in place, the Port St. Joe Port Authority of cially signed an agreement with the Florida Department of Transportation. The agreement secures a $1 million FDOT grant, with St. Joe agreeing to provide the $250,000 local match, to fund the permitting for dredging the shipping channel to its authorized 35 feet. Collecting the data for the permit already is underway with Hatch Mott MacDonald engineering the permitting for the Port Authority. Port Authority signs dredge permit grant By WES LOCHER 229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star .com The Mexico Beach city council decided on a new city clerk this week, even if the results weren’t unanimous. Adrian Welle of Pierz, Minn. will be offered the position this week. Welle has experience working for the city of Upsala in central Minnesota, a city with a population of just over 400 people and received praise for his faceto-face interview with the council. During a special meeting held on Monday the council gathered to discuss the candidates it had interviewed in the weeks since previous clerk Sharon McGhee’s abrupt resignation. The council narrowed Mexico Beach votes on new city clerk See CITY CLERK A3 See DREDGE A2 By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com A debate engaged in Florida for more than two years which had an airing in Gulf County this summer has been put to rest, at least locally. The Gulf County School Board on Tuesday denied a formal grievance brought by the Gulf Education Association, the union representing teachers, concerning the process used in this summer’s Reduction in Force. In one sense, the arguments echoed a larger discussion in the state since the 2011 legislative passage of a sweeping education bill. Among a host of other provisions, that bill include a prohibition for local districts undertaking a Reduction in Force from using seniority in any way in the process of identifying teachers to be laid off. That provision was at the heart of the GEA grievance that the statute was in con ict with the teacher’s master contract and the contract, not the statute should control until the expiration of the contract in 2014. The union also argued that its grievance should carry because the district failed to respond in a timely fashion. The union sought to force the district to use the master contract, which mandates that the least senior teachers be the rst let go, in the RIF process. Mark Powell, attorney for the union, argued that has the master contract, rati ed initially in 2010 with an expiration of 2014, mandated the district use seniority in RIF decisions. The Florida Constitution bars state statute from trumping an existing contract, so to not follow the contract was an error by Superintendent of Schools Jim Norton. “The RIF was inconsistent with the contract,” Powell told the School Board. “The law requires you to follow the contract rather than the statute enacted after the contract was put in place. “To follow the statute instead of the contract entered into by both parties is an incorrect action.” The relief he sought was for the district to return to the beginning and have a do-over on the RIF adhering to the dictates of the contract. Board attorney Charles Costin said, however, that the board was unable to follow Powell’s suggestion because state law barred them from considering seniority in any fashion — solely teacher evaluations instead School board denies union grievance on RIF See RIF A3 By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com As a child, the late Dr. Harold Canning wanted a horse badly. His family could not afford one. In the sleepy town of Wewahitchka during the 1950s and ’60s, the children of his new hometown would help ll that childhood void. Canning passed away 43 years ago, having arrived in Wewahitchka in 1949 after meeting the late David Carl Gaskin and a delegation from Wewahitchka in Jacksonville on a search for a town physician. He and his wife fell in love with the small town after entering past the West Arm Creek and the “Sign of the Shiner” promoting a longtime local eatery, according to a story recounted years ago by Judge David Taunton. Until his death from throat cancer in 1970, Canning established a legacy of outreach to the children of the town, A HORSE TALE Saddlin’ Seminoles to reunite Oct. 5 quote quote id quote name JUMP —— From Page 6A From page 6A Subscribe to The Star Call 227-1278 For your hometown paper delivered to your home! Opinions 4A Letters to the Editor 5A Sports 10A Society News 2-3B Obituaries 4B Church News 5B Law Enforcement 8B School News 10B Legals 11B Classieds 12-13B Trades & Services 14B I NDEX A Freedom Newspaper Real Estate Advertising Deadline Thursday 11:00 am ET Display Advertising Deadline Friday 11:00 am ET 227-1278 Classified Line-Advertising Deadline Monday 5:00 pm ET 747-5020 xxxx xxxxxxx 1B V ISIT T HE S TAR ONLINE AT WWW STARFL COM XXXXX XXXXXX YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER SINCE 1937 YEAR 75, NUMBER 48 YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER SINCE 1937 THE S TAR Celebrate a list-topping park | B1 PHOTOS COURTESY OF NELLIE WADE | Special to The Star Wewahitchka became known around the Southeast due to the travels of the Saddlin’ Seminoles. In front left is Dr. Harold Canning. At right, Tunnie Wade rides Mahogany Princess for the Port St. Joe Christmas parade. See TALE A5 By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com The residents of North Port St. Joe should see work on water line replacement begin in November. During their regular bi-monthly meeting Tuesday, Port St. Joe city commissioners approved seeking grant funding to nish improvements at the Chipola Pump Station as well as the purchase of materials to perform a second phase of line replacement in-house. Clay Smallwood of Preble Rish Engineers said the bid process for the work on line replacement in North Port St. Joe should mean the awarding of the contract midOctober with work beginning within 30 days. “You should see dramatic improvements in water quality early next year,” said Bruce Ballister with the Apalachee Regional Planning Council during a meeting last month. The North Port St. Joe section, which includes Avenues B-D, was pulled out of the rst phase of line replacement, completed earlier this year, in order for the city to pursue a Community Development Block Grant, administered by the ARPC, for the work. That saved money from a grant/loan package from the State Revolving Fund. The section of work was further delayed while the city sought a USDA grant for sidewalk improvements along Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. in the heart of North Port St. Joe. The sidewalk work and water line replacement will be performed simultaneously. Commissioners approved spending $64,172 on materials for the second phase of line replacement, which will be concentrated in residential areas of the city. NPSJ line replacement begins in November See WATER A8 WANT TO GO? The Saddling Seminoles will hold a reunion at 11 a.m. Oct. 5 at Parker Farm. Attendees are asked to bring any photos as well as a covered dish and drink or tea.

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Local A2 | The Star Thursday, September 19, 2013 Port director Tommy Pitts said a pre-applica tion meeting, originally set for this week, was pushed back to Sept. 30 to allow for a more complete col lection of data. The key for the pre-ap plication meeting — dur ing which state agencies will provide input and in sight on the direction of dredging — is to have as complete an application on the other side as possible. “We want to be able to conne the requests for more information from state agencies to a mini mum,” Pitts said. Additionally, research ers were “in the water” beginning two weeks ago conducting a seagrass survey. The hope is that the survey can be com pleted and reviewed by the end of the month. Outreach campaign Port Authority board members put a sharper point on efforts to secure support, particularly fi nancial, as the bottom line shrinks and development appears poised for takeoff in the coming months and years. Port attorney Tom Gib son reported that feed back from a tax attorney indicates donations to the Port Authority would be tax-deductible. Gibson could not se cure a written opinion due to cost, but board chair man Leonard Costin, a certified public accoun tant, said the informa tion was identical to his understanding. “I have no doubt in my mind it is tax deductible,” Costin said. Costin reported he had already secured $2,200 in pledges to the Port Au thority, which is trying to raise revenue to meet basic operational needs as a new budget year arrives the first of next month. The Port Authority’s “bare-bones” budget for the coming year ear marks $2,640 per month for operations. “We are trying to get the community involved,” Costin said. “We are go ing broke. We’ve got to get some people to sup port us.” Costin received push back from several board members about propos als to solicit funds in the community, including placing change jars at stores around town and seeking pledges from small businesses. “The citizens here and the businesses here pay too much for the in frastructure here,” said board member Eugene Raffield. Board member Patrick Jones disagreed. He noted that there are “big pots” of money avail able from the state and feds to undertake dredg ing and other activities, but no money available for operations. The plan was to watch every penny spent and the board will prioritize how funds raised are spent. But community buy-in for the effort, to maintain a Port Authority, presence, was critical. “It is up to people to de cide if it is worthwhile to participate in this effort,” Jones said. “To not ask is to not do everything.” Raffield said he is working with state offi cials and agencies to se cure support for the Port of Port St. Joe. He said he has made inroads though was not in a position to outline specifics. The focus, Raffield said, should be on solic iting help from state of ficials for two fundamen tal reasons: Funds exist, and port development represents a regional opportunity. “We have infrastruc ture here that has been paid for in the tens of mil lions of dollars,” Raffield said. “You have a major system here. We have been in a coma. We have to get out of the coma and walk together. “It’s not about us, it’s about our future. We have a real chance, here. This is a regional issue.” The cost of doing noth ing, Costin added, would be continued rising pover ty in the county, declining enrollment and funding for schools and negative impacts to the business community. “The cost of not doing anything, what a cost re gionally,” Costin said. Raffield said Eastern Shipbuilding and the an nouncement from more than a year ago that the company would be com ing to Port St. Joe to es tablish a ship-outfitting facility has “left a bad taste in people’s eyes” as the company has yet to come to Gulf County. He said the company is filling berths in Bay County and will need to expand, but the fact the company has yet to do so, while failing to commu nicate a clear timetable – the proposed arrival of Eastern has been pegged several times only to be pushed back – was a sore point. “I don’t know who the quarterback is on that without any update,” Raf field said. “We don’t know what is going on.” County Commissioner Warren Yeager, present for last week’s meeting of the Port Authority, said Eastern continues to pay its lease with St. Joe and remains committed to moving into Gulf County. “It is about tim ing,” Yeager said. “At some point it is going to happen.” Yeager also suggested that the Port Authority speak to the Economic Development Alliance, Inc. about possible as sistance the EDA could provide the Port Author ity to meet operational expenses. “It is critical to keep (local operations) going,” Yeager said. 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Judge John Fishel, II has requested a new hearing to be scheduled so that he may hear more detailed arguments in the case. Capital City Bank is suing to foreclose on a port-owned parcel which serves as a barge terminal, with bulkhead and uplands. The parcel sits along the Intracoastal Waterway. Capital City Bank is seeking to foreclose on a $4.1-plus million mortgage taken out by the Port Authority. “The judge wants to allow for more argument and new presentations of the arguments,” said port attorney Tom Gibson. Gibson theorized that Fishel, who just rotated into Gulf County within the 14th Judicial Circuit, was surprised by the complexity and importance of the case. He suggested that the previous hearing held last month was compressed, scheduled for just 30 minutes, and Fishel would like to hear more detail on the case. The Port Authority’s defense team is arguing that the Port Authority lacked the authority to mortgage the 37-acre parcel. “The question is whether the port had the capability to mortgage public land without a referendum,” Gibson said. Under Florida law there must be a public referendum to approve the mortgaging of public land, Gibson said. “The argument is we didn’t have the power to enter into that transaction,” Gibson said, noting that the port, as a special district under Florida statutes, can borrow and issues bonds. A date and time for a new hearing has not been set, Gibson said, adding he had no idea of a timetable. The judge’s ruling following the hearing, whenever it might come, would come down to one of three possibilities, Gibson said. A win for Capital City Bank would enforce the mortgage and lead to foreclosure on the parcel. A win for the Port Authority would mean the mortgage was invalid on its face, Gibson said. The judge could also rule that the mortgage was unenforceable but the note the Port Authority owes Capital City Bank remained a debt that must be paid. The Port Authority sought a compromise with Capital City Bank prior to the previous court hearing. The Port Authority would add teeth to the enforceability of the mortgage in return for Capital City dropping the foreclosure process to allow the port time to develop and generate revenue. Port foreclosure lawsuit receives new hearing Capital City Bank is seeking to foreclose on a $4.1-plus million mortgage taken out by the Port Authority. “We are trying to get the community involved. We are going broke. We’ve got to get some people to support us.” Leonard Costin board chairman

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Thursday, September 19, 2013 NO TICE OF PR OPOSED T AX INCREASE The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners has tentati v ely adopted a measur e to incr ease its pr operty tax le vy Last y ear’ s pr operty tax le vy: A. Initially proposed tax le vy $8,188,527 B. Less tax reductions due to V alue Adjustment Board and other assessment changes $(669) C. Actual property tax le vy $ 8,189,196 This y ear’ s pr oposed tax le vy $ 9,260,146 All concerned citizens are in vited to attend a public hearing on the tax increase to be held on: T uesday September 24th, 2013 At 5:01 P .M., E. T In the meeting r oom at the Robert M. Moor e Adm. Bldg Courthouse Complex 1000 Cecil G. 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All members, with the exception of Mayor Al Cathey, voted to offer the position to Welle. “I was impressed with Adrian,” said councilman Lanny Howell during discussion of the candidates. “He was my rst choice.” Councilman Jack Mullen agreed with Howell and said that he believed Welle to be an excellent candidate. “He has hands-on experience working with a city,” said Mullen. Cathey pled a case to his fellow councilmembers to consider Mexico Beach resident Christina Adams, a name he also brought up several times prior to McGhee being hired. “I’ve known her for many years and she had an awesome interview,” said Cathey. “Welle doesn’t need Mexico Beach as bad. I think it’s just a stopover to get where he really wants to go.” Councilwoman Tanya Castro echoed Howell and Mullen and said that Welle was an “excellent candidate” and that he appeared to be a “quick study.” Councilman Bobby Pollock seemed to agree with both choices but cast his vote for Welle. “Christina had a wonderful interview,” said Pollock. “Adrian is my rst choice. I think he’ll t in good with our city.” Cathey offered to reach out to Welle with a job offer as well as the other candidates to inform them of their application status. Welle had previously told the council that if hired he would be available to start Nov. 1. Provided that Welle accepts the position, the council will ask him to consider starting his new role as soon as Oct. 7. The starting salary for the city clerk position will remain at $50,000 annually with a six-month probationary period. McGhee was just a month into her tenure when the mayor made a motion to re her and cited a slow learning curve as a reason. McGhee said that she didn’t fully understand her job responsibilities and was given “conicting information” by various city employees. Leading up to the hiring of Welle, the council spent several meetings drafting a new job description for the city clerk and a contract detailing the role’s many responsibilities. Castro had empathized with McGhee and wanted to ensure that the next clerk fully understood the council’s expectations. “Let’s have the contract ready,” Castro said to her fellow councilmembers. “Let’s be more proactive this time.” CITY CLERK from page A1 — in the RIF. “If the law says the RIF can not be done by seniority, any timelines are moot,” Costin said, echoing one of the argu ments from Jerry Copeland, who represented Norton’s in terests in the hearing. Copeland argued that the Senate Bill passed in 2011 that put in place the process for considerations during a RIF essentially wiped out that lan guage in the master contract. “You can not grieve lan guage in a contract that no longer exists,” Copeland said. And given the dictates from Tallahassee, “We are a little bafed why this griev ance even exists.” Copeland said the district had attempted to negotiate the impacts of the Senate Bill on the master contract after its 2011 passage but the union had countered it was not will ing to negotiate issues which were subject to litigation. Further, Copeland noted that the Senate Bill and its application – specically im pacts on local collective bar gaining contracts – had thus far been found constitutional in the courts, though cases remain on appeal. “In my opinion this board has no other alternative ex cept to dismiss this griev ance,” Copeland said. Powell contended that state law could not change a contract, but under ques tioning from Costin, a key point, at least for Costin and in turn the board emerged. Copeland argued, though Powell disagreed, that the contract had been re opened in 2012, leaving sal ary schedules and language in place. That he said constituted a “re-adoption” of the contract. Costin agreed and sug gested to the board that this was a central point; as the contract had been in a form “re-adopted”, as noted in the Senate Bill, the contract language regarding the RIF was trumped by the statute passed in 2011. “My concern is that the language has been re-ad opted, then the statute con trols,” Costin said. During the RIF earlier this summer, the district reduced three positions at Wewahitchka Jr./Sr. High School, two at Wewahitchka Elementary School and one non-instructional position at WES. Among the teachers let go, three had more than 30 years experience, one 26 years and another six. RIF from page A1

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Circulation:1-800-345-8688 OPINION www.starfl.com A Section Being interested in a charity my cousins husband does a lot of work with, I started doing a little research. After just a little while, I ended up in Frogeye or Frog Eye, Alabama. There are folks who spell it both ways. Therefore, if someone ever asks me, How do you get to Frogeye? I will be prepared to honestly answer, You do a little research. This fellow, who is my cousins husband, does a lot of work with the group, Soles for Souls, who as you would guess collects shoes and clothes and sees that folks around the world who need them get them. Its very admirable and Im sure, a rewarding thing to do. In addition to his footwork, my cousins husband drives a school bus and preaches. He does a lot of good stuff. He is the pastor of the Mountain Springs Baptist Church in Frogeye, Alabama. It seems like he is doing a pretty good job because he has been there for a number of years, having the privilege of being the 25th pastor since the church opened its doors in 1884. Since he is technically family, I would like to note that he was not around when they were having troubles with the congregation getting a little wild. Its amazing what you can nd on the internet. It seems that Frogeye had its share of folks who might stray every once in a while. Speci cally, back around 1900, some members of the Mountain Springs Baptist Church were turned out of the church for drinking liquor, dancing, taking the Lords name in vain and cursing. Oh goodness gracious, this happened over a hundred years ago and an area newspaper reported in their October. 21, 1903 edition, this past Sunday there were 2 ghts at the Mountain Springs Baptist Church. The paper noted that it was just a fuss over some gambling at the schoolhouse earlier. The writer noted that law abiding God serving people should look into this. Well, Id agree with that I guess. It always makes me feel better when I read or hear about troubles a long time ago, even in little places like Frogeye, Alabama. Im not sure how many folks live in Frogeye because the census doesnt keep up with the small community in Tallapoosa Countys exact population. They do keep up with the population of Goldville, also in Tallapoosa County, which was noted as 55 in 2011. I would have to assume that the population of Frogeye is less than that. On Sundays when my cousins husband preaches, the population goes up. They get about 70 folks on Sunday mornings, thats a good thing. We nd some of the best and most interesting stories in small towns and communities. The heroes seem to be just bigger there. Im pretty sure there are some good ones up north, also. In Frogeye, you can nd stories about the Hodnett family who still play an important part in the community, stories of the ferries that used to run across the Tallapoosa River and stories of the famous sorghum syrup made by Mr. Joe. One fellow who passed through Frogeye on a regular basis was Dr. James Thomas Clack, who was featured in Time Magazine and on Bob Ripleys Believe It or Not radio program in 1940. You see, Dr. Clack, or Dr. Tom as he was known went door to door helping sick folks and delivering babies. Door to door doctors were not uncommon in those days, but there had to be a catch for Time Magazine and Ripleys Believe It or Not to be interested. There was. Dr. Tom was blind. My football career started in the front yard. The south end zone was the front sidewalk. The north goal line stretched from the telephone pole out by the Como Road to the drain pipe under the driveway. The teams consisted of me and David Mark on one side and Leon on the other. We blamed the scarcity of players on Mom and Dad; that was all the children they had. And they moved to a remote area out on the edge of town. The side boundaries were marked by a couple young maple trees that bordered Stonewall Street on one side and the house on the other. We didnt have white lines running across the grass so we had some serious rhubarbs as to exactly where a runner stepped out of bounds between those trees. It was a little easier on the house side. We just looked for the blood or the dent in the wall. Leon was ve years older than me and he had six and a half years on David. Those were light years in terms of growth, strength and power when Leon was ten and me and Dave hadnt entered kindergarten yet. We played tackle football, of course, and one of us had to snap it back to Leon and then turn and attack him. Leon mostly ran over us and scored at will. But, listen, we didnt just stand there! None of us had actually seen a real football game. But the objective was crystal clear. David would dive at Leons knees, Id jump on his back. We couldnt spell teamwork but if we were going to get him to the ground, we had to do it together! And I can still remember to this day how my little heart would beat with fear and trepidation when I tried to run around the right end with mighty Leon bearing down on me from his middle linebacker position! He knocked the wind out of me so many times I showed up for the post game meal looking like a crumpled up sail. I also remember how my heart would soar on those rare occasions when Dave would toss me a pass that Leon didnt de ect and Id take off toward Como Street! The score didnt matter. The shellacking Id been taking against the house, the trees and the ground forgotten. The blood on my shirt glistened as courage marks. I raced across the goal line in triumph! Of course, the euphoric tide tuned in a nanosecond. We had to kick off to the giant! Football can lift you up to unbelievable heights one minuteand humble you to a spot lower than a whales belly the next. I never had a football coach that didnt compare the game to life. And those same coaches, in between yelling and blowing whistles at you, taught that it didnt matter how many times you got knocked down..it was how many times you got up that counted! Our games grew as Joe and Richard Gooch, Terry Kennon and the King boys moved to the neighborhood. We didnt know didley squat about social networking, playing by the rules or that grease paint you could put under your eyes. We chose up sides as to best enhance the game and went to playing. There were never any grown-ups in these back yard affairs. No of cials. No timekeepers. No cheerleaders and no commercials. And very little arguing We were playing a game. For fun. And excitement. And for the shear joy of living! Listen, it sure beat the heck out of cleaning fence rows and pitching heavy bales of hay onto a slow moving wagon. We took road trips to that stadium over on Forest Avenue between where Ricky Hale and Jimmy Mabry lived. I near bout broke my leg in the Gwaltneys side yard across from the Methodist Church. I knocked myself out running into John Ingram in that vacant lot beside Betty Scates house. Our world was expanding! Dad bought a TV. We learned to throw slant passes, bring an outside linebacker and double cover a dangerous wide receiver. We all went out for the junior high team and moved on to high school where the aforementioned coaches dispensed their life lessons in between bull in the ring and the grass drills. Those were the days my friend Another football season is upon us. We will hear chants of Were Number One till we all go stark raving crazy. Nike, Gatorade and Under Armor commercials will rule the air ways. We will tolerate prima donna quarterbacks and overpaid kickers because they might help us win. We will hear teeth whitened analyst give us way more information than we care to digest on why Texas A&M wont make it to the title game, what happened to Frank Beamers special teams, can Alabama three peat and where will Tim Tebow land next. And thats just in the rst week! It all seems a little over the top for me. You talk about big business. Big money. And big egos. I cant gure out if we are playing a game or providing some type of frenzied mayhem to the masses. I dont pretend to know much about football. But I hope its still about young boys learning to get along, facing square up to adversity, accepting a few defeats, growing more than just a tad and, most of all, feeling that wind rushing against their faces in that special moment of individual triumph. Its all in the game. Respectfully, Kes HUNKER DOWN Kesley Colbert Oh yeah, we heard the crowd roar! CRANKS MY TRACTOR BN Heard Welcome to Frogeye Thursday, September 19, 2013 Page 4 A know-nothing, do-whatever BOCC Dear Editor, In case you havent noticed over the past several months our County Commission has consistently voted to stay ignorant of facts and information which may help them make better decisions, govern more ef ciently, spend our money more wisely, keep us better informed, and represent us more effectively. It began when one Commissioner proposed changes to put discipline into the process of preparing the meeting agendas. The proposal would insure advance notice of topics to be discussed at meetings, thereby better informing the public before resolution. It would lead to more public discussion of complex issues before taking action at a subsequent meeting. It would facilitate better staff work and allow Department Heads to respond to questions and/or advise Commissioners. Four of the Commissioners quickly voted it down. One said he liked acting quickly, one said in effect he preferred ying by the seat of his pants, one said he knew everything and can make decisions on issues on the spot, one said he did not understand super majorities. Oh wow, really? Yes, look it up, 4-1 vote to limit information/knowledge and act hastily! Next meeting: County wide voting/ redistricting was the topic. The consulting attorney we taxpayers pay to advise the BOCC on the issues informed the Board that a study was needed to determine if minority populations are geographically restricted thereby disadvantaged at the polls. The board voted 3-2 to pursue the information. Thats right. Two commissioners voted not to nd out, stay ignorant! Really? Yes, you can look it up! Next meeting: A Commissioner brought up the subject of the County Jail, a 1.2-plus million dollar budget line item. Among the issues: true cost to farm out prisoners to Bay County and possible savings, invite a free courtesy inspection by experts to see how much liability we could be facing despite the million-plus dollars paid by taxpayers, can we afford our own jail? Are we running it well? Maybe we can run an effective program or save enough money to eventually run one well? What happened? You guessed it: a 4-1 vote on the spot not to consider the issues or invite experts to look. The STAFF wanted to deny even commissioners access. Really? Yes, a vote to stay ignorant and ill-informed while spending $1,200, 000plus. You can look it up! Next meeting: A resident asked for information concerning stormwater damage despite an expensive past project he thought should have protected his property. Many aspects of this issue were discussed and some information brought the county bid selection process and possibly quality of work into question. Well, three of our enlightened commissioners immediately jumped ship and plead ignorance not on the Board when it happened. The fourth said he voted against it. The four and the new commissioner agreed something was amiss. It should not happen again and must be looked into so the process can be xed. Then, at the next meeting chaos reigned. Innocence claimed by several, the information provided by the STAFF was incomplete or inaccurate. Are they ignorant or complicit? No resolution, no real fact nding. Ok, no problem. Just continue to fact nd, get to the bottom of it remember last meeting three of them plead total ignorance (what new). So what happened? You guessed it a 4-1 vote to stay ignorant and stop demanding information from the overworked STAFF paid by us taxpayers. No, really, yes a vote to stay ignorant, we no longer need to nd out what happened. Instead embarrass (they hoped) the Commissioner who keeps seeking information and public knowledge. How dare she keep seeking facts, keep trying to inform the public, keep trying to govern effectively, keep asking questions, shut down the nosy woman! My fellow residents this ignorance/stupidity/or maliciousness must stop. We must not tolerate bad governance as the norm. In addition to their ineptness, what should really anger you is they think you are stupid enough to fall for it. Next election is 2014 get ready. Two of them should be voted out! Citizen T. Paine A 20 year resident / Gulf County taxpayer What are they hiding and afraid of? Dear Editor, An amazing display of insubordination, disrespect and obvious conspiracy by Mr. Don Butler and (shall we call them men?) of the Gulf County Commission to suppress and stop Commissioner Bryan in her open and honest effort to obtain answers about contract procedures that has led to ooding issues in her district. Obviously, Butler is the key to how contracts were left with our tax dollars to unquali ed vendors, and, on the surface, Butler appears quite concerned about looking in the rear view mirror. He uses the smoke screen of how busyness, sick employees and other lame excuses to lay the ground work for his attempt to make the public aware that they do not have the time to cooperate with Commissioner Bryan as he obviously does with the other commissioners. If Mr. Butler was in the corporate world and spoke to a board member like that, I assure you, he would be meeting with the board immediately after the meeting and handed his walking papers. He also seems quite assured of his position by his attack on Commissioner Bryan due to the fact he has direct communication with other commissioners prior to all meetings to protect his interest and orchestrate the circus performance we witnessed. You would think if it is discovered that the county has a habit of allowing contracts to unquali ed vendors resulting in huge liability exposure and unnecessary costs with our tax dollars that all ve commissioners would be concerned instead of participating in what appears to be a cover up. If you really look into it, none of the current commissioners approved the Americus Ditch LETTERS TO THE EDITOR See CRANKS A5 See LETTERS A5

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His wife Theresa or “Miss Resa” as she was known traveled with him and told him what she saw, and together they helped a whole lot of folks in Tallapoosa, Randolph and Chambers Counties – going door to door. You have to ask, “Where did Frogeye or Frog Eye get its name?” One lady, the “Froglady,” notes that what she was told was that it had to do with a ceramic frog. The ceramic frog sat in a saloon that was in the area. The saloon sold both legal and illegal liquor. Honestly, I don’t know the difference, but evidently there was. When the “state boys” were in town, the owner of the saloon would close one eye on the frog or have him winking at you. That was the clue not to ask for or talk about the illegal liquor. If the frog had both eyes open, all was clear. It makes perfectly good sense to me. The Froglady also had a copy of Ms. Irene’s Wash Day Instructions from 1916. Frogeye’s Ms. Irene was one of the Hodnetts. The instructions were very thorough including things like “bild re,” “bilin water,” sorting things into three piles and scrubbing hard. The list of instructions is a story by itself. However, the way she put herself on the porch at the end of this wash day would make any man want to go to Frogeye, Alabama (where my cousin’s husband lays down good sermons on Sundays). From Ms. Irene’s, Final Step Step Number 12, “Turn tubs upside down. Go put on fresh dress. Smooth hair with side combs. Brew cup tea. Set & rest, rock a spell. And count blessings.” Now that “Cranks My Tractor.” Find more stories at www.CranksMyTractor. com. contract and one existing commissioner voted against it. So who are they protecting and why would they go to these extremes to try and shut down this request for information? Could it be that the commissioners who oppose the request for information have Mr. Butler’s interest higher than the people of the county coupled with their attempt to send a message to Commissioner Bryan that they will shut her down with anything she brings up as they have demonstrated in past meetings? You decide. The Freedom of Information Act is something the commissioners cannot mess up or prevent as they do with their so called “home rules.” If they interfere or prevent access to these records by public requests, they will expose themselves to severe repercussions. While they think they can bask in their futile attempt to prevent Commissioner Bryan from obtaining information and in effect take away her constitutional authority to represent District 3 as an elected of cial, I want Commissioner Bryan to know we do not agree with Mr. Butler and his cronies. So, Commissioner Bryan, if you need any documentation from our county records, please let me know and we will fund the cost required so that you can discover what is really going on. Citizens Improving Gulf County Seeing but not perceiving Dear Editor, As the media announced the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision validating homosexual marriage, many people expressed great joy with the decision. That court decision is now the law of the land. Throughout the United States, federal and states will pass prohomosexual laws, some in the near future. The homosexual cause will expand. The traditional marriage between one man and one woman has always been accepted as a union created by the God of Judaism and the Christian Church. However, Jesus Christ prophesied directly about marriage that would be a great sign of the end of the age. The books of Matthew 24:37 and Luke 17:26 record the prophecy of Jesus. “As it was in the days of Noah, so will it be in the days of man. They ate, they drank, they married, and were given in marriage, until the day Noah entered the ark.” We must remember that the behavior of Noah’s generation had degenerated to the point of God’s destruction. The expression of “marrying and giving in marriage” has taken on a prophetic ful llment with the U.S. Court’s mandate of marrying male with male and female with female that must be allowed under penalty of law. Those laws that prohibited the marriage of male with male and female with female became illegal administration under the guidelines of the court. In the absence of any other replacement to our traditional marriage other than this Supreme Court decision, the “Marrying” prophecy must be applied to homosexual marriage. “Giving in marriage.” A man and woman could become married using one of two authorities. One authority is a court magistrate; the other authority is the Church. Neither authority exercised marriage under threat of law. After the marriage ceremony, the church minister or magistrate would “give” the marriage noti cation to state government. State government basically served as a record keeper. By authority of the U.S. Supreme Court decision, the federal courts will be the monitor or “Giver” of authority for the bonding of homosexual marriage, and records keeper. The prophecy of “marriage and giving in marriage” has not been activated. However, the homosexual cause will not cease. Government, both federal and state, will enact laws favorable to homosexual expansion. This behavior will become “politically correct.” As the stratum of our political stations, media and academe abandons Christian belief, the void will be lled with legal codes and statutes that will encourage sensual desires and conduct. As the generation of Noah’s day had become engrossed in all activities despicable in the eyes of God, so shall our generation if we continue across the threshold of “the day of the Lord” dispensation. What happens now? You decide. It is your destiny. You are imputed to direct and control that destiny within your ability. Each of us must guard against “seeing but not believing.” Frankie Mills Wewahitchka LETTERS from page A4 founding, among other organizations, a local boxing club. But Canning’s most enduring legacy may have been the Saddlin’ Seminoles, a traveling horse club comprised of local kids that would perform all over Florida and the Southeast and bring discipline and hard work to a generation of young folks. For just the third time since Canning’s passing, and the rst time in 12 years, the Saddlin’ Seminoles will reunite the morning of Oct. 5 at Parker Farm in Wewahitchka. “We are just going to get together and tell stories and socialize,” said Nellie Wade, Canning’s nurse and right-hand in the Saddlin’ Seminoles. “We have about 42 people con rmed and we will be remembering another 14 or so who have passed away. “Dr. Canning was an amazing man. The Seminoles made a difference in a lot of children’s lives.” Wade met Canning when he and his wife arrived in Wewahitchka following the encounter with Gaskin in 1949. Wade had been in the town for a few years, working for Dr. Anderson, who was about to enter the armed forces. “I was on my hands and knees doing inventory,” Wade said of the former of ce, a space now occupied by a beauty salon. “He came walking in there, this big man. “I wasn’t supposed to keep working because his wife came with him, but I never got out of there. I’m not sure his wife wanted to work.” Canning sketched out a business model early for Wade. He would take care of his insurance payments, pay her and maintain a roof over his head, but beyond that his money, in a sense, belonged to the children of the town. “That rst day he came walking in and just started taking up with the kids,” Wade said. “Everything he did, he said, was about the kids.” He told Wade that since he was a little boy in Georgia, working at a feed store, he wanted a horse but his family could not afford one. “He was going to get some horses and start a club,” Wade said. Wade said her support of a program that would ultimately teach her own children a lesson or two was immediate. “I was all with him,” Wade said. Canning bought, fed and kept each horse he purchased, the number reaching eventually reaching 27, Wade remembered. He kept the horses in a barn that had seen better days and called it “Hardly Able Stables.” He underwrote travel for his group, horses, children and all. If a truck or trailer broke or broke down, Canning would foot the bill. “He never asked for a dime,” Wade said. And the kids, Wade said, “Found us. We practiced every Sunday.” “He started taking kids and began issuing them horses,” Wade said. “They had to go to church. They had to go to school. They had to go to Sunday School. They had to take care of their horses.” Since the kids had access to the horses, they could ride on their own. But, Wade said, to ride and not rub down the horse afterward? That was inviting Canning’s wrath. Not that many words were required. “He had discipline, I’ll tell you what,” Wade said with a laugh. “He didn’t have to tell you twice. He was a big man, a football player. The kids listened. You toed the line. We never had trouble with them. “But he was never mean to them. The kids, they loved him.” Wade illuminated the point with a memory. One year, the Saddlin’ Seminoles traveled to the Native American settlement/museum in Cherokee, NC. The folks in Cherokee, upon seeing the caravan pull up in the night, the kids sleepy and bit dirty, were not sure if they wanted to let those youngsters stay overnight, chaperones or not. But stay overnight they did and when they arrived back home the folks in Cherokee had sent greetings. “They wrote back with this beautiful letter about how they were the best bunch of kids they had ever seen and inviting us back,” Wade said with a knowing smile. The Saddlin’ Seminoles would travel the region, Port St. Joe, Tallahassee, Dothan, AL, Blountstown, Jacksonville, Thomasville, GA, New Port Richey, Apalachicola, Orlando, Panama City, Eglin AFB and others. They were known for their racing – the club began as a racing club – costumes, pageantry and general horsemanship. They were featured in publications ranging from the Tallahassee Democrat to “All Florida” magazine and “Western Horseman” magazine. The horse club was, Wade noted, simply a branch of the giving tree that was Dr. Harold Canning. He had arrived in Wewahitchka after spending three years as a physician in Africa, helping to build a hospital in one of the poorest locations on earth. In Wewahitchka, he de ned “community” doctor. “He was something else,” said Wade, his nurse. “He never turned anyone down. You’d come in there and he’d take the time to listen to what was wrong and give you the medicine you needed for $3. He wouldn’t have had any money if I hadn’t worked for him. He would have never taken a dime.” Canning would also serve as a municipal judge and be elected mayor in Wewahitchka. The Saddlin’ Seminoles would ride no more after Canning became ill with cancer and, within a year, died in Dec. 1970. The horses were sold off. He was eulogized throughout the area as a civic-minded man who left a giant shadow, a “Man of the Century” as one local publication characterized him. On Oct. 5, surviving Seminoles will gather to bask in that shadow and legacy. TALE from page A1 PHOTOS COURTESY OF NELLIE WADE | Special to The Star Above, the Saddlin’ Seminoles appeared several times in Port St. Joe parades, including this Christmas parade. At left, the Saddlin’ Seminoles line up for a performance at the Central Florida Fair in Orlando. Local | Opinion

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Email outdoors news to tcroft@ star .com O UTDOORS www.starfl.com Section Section A By TOM BAIRD Special to The Star Late summer and early fall are a great time to explore our salt marshes. The marsh vegetation is ourishing and marsh critters abound. Areas of marsh ring St. Joseph Bay, forming a narrow fringe along much of the spit, but beginning to widen near Pig Bayou. The bay is home to approximately 762 acres of salt marsh, which coupled with the vast undersea turtle grass meadows, make this one of the most productive bays in the Gulf. The marshes are best viewed toward the south end of the bay at Stump Hole or Salinas Park or climb the observation tower at the St. Joseph Bay Buffer Preserve for a bird’s eye view. To really appreciate expansive marshes, travel eastward to Carrabelle or St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge to witness salt marshes that are miles wide and offer fantastic vistas. Even those marshes pale in comparison to the huge and productive marshes along the Georgia coast. Since marsh plants cannot root and grow where strong waves occur regularly, salt marshes are indicative of low energy coastlines. On the Florida gulf coast, marshes begin to ourish just north of Tampa Bay. Mangroves, which are tropical plants, dominate southward of Tampa Bay, although we have some cold stunted black mangroves growing and reproducing in St. Joseph Bay. Whether wading, kayaking or bird-watching along the shoreline of the bay, you probably noticed two main kinds of marsh plants. In the spring and summer, the grasses next to the waters’ edge or along tidal creeks are a bright yellow-green. This isn’t because they get more water. This plant is smooth cordgrass (Spartina alterni ora) and it is found from Texas to Newfoundland. It can withstand a wide range of salinities. Many people mistake cordgrass for sawgrass, which has serrated leaf margins. Sawgrass prefers a more freshwater situation. Cordgrass doesn’t cut the ngers and tolerates salt water or high soil salt content by excreting salt through special salt glands on the leaves. They tolerate, but do not require salt. Look closely at a Spartina plant and you may see salt crystals covering the surface of the leaves. The plant that makes up most of the vast Florida marshes is needle rush or black rush (Juncus roemerianus). It typically grows on slightly higher ground, usually behind the cordgrass, and often looks dead and brown. Looking over a Florida salt marsh one mostly sees the dead brown tips of the needle rush. Yet looking closely at the single plant, the visitor sees the leaves are dark green and very much alive. This plant adapts to its salty habitat by transporting salt to the cells on the tips of the leaves which become hard and brown. This plant has a leaf that is round in cross-section and very sharp on the tip. Both of these adaptations serve to reduce water loss by the plant during dry periods in the marsh and protect against grazing plant eaters. The long, round leaf also absorbs wave shock better in storms. For whatever adaptations these two plants have to survive in their salty world, they are powerhouses at producing food for near-shore marine life. The salt marshes of Florida’s western and upper Gulf coast are giant solar collectors, absorbing the sun’s radiant energy and converting it into food. It has been estimated that marshes produce about ten tons of organic material per acre per year, a rate of productivity as great as that resulting from our best methods of modern agriculture and all without the addition of one ounce of fertilizer. While a small part of the marsh grasses is consumed on the stalk by insects and other terrestrial plant eaters, most of it is consumed by marine organisms in the form of organic detritus ( nely divided particulate matter of plant or animal origin). This means that the cordgrass leaf becomes useful as food after it falls into the water and begins to decay. The tides carry this bounty out into the bay. Cordgrasses regularly shed their bottom leaves as the plants grow upward and ower. These perennial plants yearly give up their entire aboveground organic production to the dependent plants and animals forming the marine food web. If not eaten directly, submerged seagrasses also enter the coastal food web via the same detritus pathway. Once considered valueless wastelands and swamps, scientists have researched and demonstrated the true economic value of salt marshes. Fish, birds, and shell sh, virtually the entire coastal ecosystem, relies heavily on salt marshes as a major source of nutrients, food, and for breeding and spawning grounds. Commercial and sport sheries are dependent on healthy salt marshes. Just to list two examples, juvenile Gray Snappers (Lutjanus griseus) live inshore in tidal marshes, while the adults live in the Gulf around reefs. Striped Mullet (Mugil cephalus) cruise into marshes consuming detritus and algae, and are then consumed by osprey, dolphins, and people. The value of a healthy salt marsh far outweighs the short-term gain as real estate. In 1990, the marshes around St. Josephs Bay began to show signs of stress and die off. Scientists with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission studied the phenomenon and concluded it was caused by an unknown pathogen. However, that seemed to be linked to a drought that may have disrupted the delicate web of associations in the marsh. Marsh snails without suf cient algae on the leaves to scrape off for food can attack the Spartina plant itself. The marsh snails are in turn kept in check by blue crabs, and anything that reduces their numbers can cause the snail population to increase, which causes damage to the marsh grasses. If we have learned anything about nature, it’s that it is all connected. Gradually many communities have come to realize the value of intact salt marshes as storm buffers, naturally absorbing storm surge and wave energy. This realization often came after their coastal marshes were dredged and lled for housing and shopping centers, and their seawalls crumbled in hurricanes. At a meeting recently held at the St. Joseph Bay Buffer Preserve and conducted by staff of the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve, the components and importance of our marshes were discussed with an audience of researchers, agency personal, public of cials, staff from conservation groups, and concerned citizens. For instance, marshes are among the most productive habitats in the world, are important nurseries, and feed both terrestrial and marine life. They provide sediment stabilization, storm and ood protection, wildlife habitat, and lter pollutants from the land before they reach the bay. One could also add that they provide beauty and recreation. The marshes of St. Joseph Bay are truly treasures deserving of our care and protection. Tom Baird has been a sheries biologist, high school and community college teacher (oceanography and microbiology), director of a science and environmental center, teacher of science and principal in Pinellas County as well as an educational consultant. He retired from the Florida Department of Education and he and his wife divide their time between Tallahassee and Cape San Blas. 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 19 88 71 30 % F ri, S ept 20 87 71 10 % S a t S ept 21 86 71 10 % Sun, S ept 22 85 70 40 % M on, S ept 23 87 70 40 % T ues S ept 24 88 69 40 % W ed S ept 25 86 69 10 % Thursday, September 19, 2013 Page 6 Coastal cleanup Saturday for ‘Trash Free Seas’ Star Staff Report The Mexico Beach Civic Association will again participate in the Ocean Conservancy’s movement for “Trash Free Seas” when the 28 th annual International Coastal Cleanup takes place Saturday. 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. 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. 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. “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. The data collected during the International Cleanup is also used to provide a baseline for the kinds of debris washing ashore. For more information on the Mexico Beach cleanup or if you have questions, please contact Jane Mathis at 850.648.5900 or email her at janemathis@mchsi. co m Salt marshes of St. Joseph Bay 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.

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PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA S PORTS www.starfl.com A Section o f p k c L a T c o o o o f p k c L a T c o o f p k c L a T c o c o Fin a l R e g i s t r a t i o n a n d C a p t a in s M e e t in g F r i d a y S e pte m b e r 2 0 t h @ 6 : 0 0 p .m E ST D o c k s i d e Se a f o o d & R a w B a r w i l l f u r ni s h f o o d a n d a C a s h B a r w i l l b e p ro v i d e d R E G I S TE R E A R L Y a t B l u e w a t e r O u t r i g g e r s H a l f H i t c h a n d a t t h e P o r t S t J o e M a r i n a E l i g i b l e S p e c i e s a r e T r o u t F l o u n d e r a n d R e d s h S A T U RD A Y S E P T E M B E R 2 1 ST y ou m a y b e g i n s h i ng a t da y l i gh t E n d s a t 6 : 0 0 p m E S T Thursday, September 19, 2013 Page 7 By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@starfl.co m Maybe it is a tired clich, but focusing on a game at a time has been Port St. Joe’s mantra all fall. The Tiger Sharks demonstrated that laser attention to the task at hand with a 35-0 whitewash of Bozeman last Friday night at Shark Field. Showing little residual effects from a physically-bruising shutout loss at home to Bay High last week, the Tiger Sharks (2-1) rushed for 300 yards and held the Bucks (0-3) to 140 total yards and nine rst downs in a commanding performance. Much of the DNA of Port St. Joe was on display. Eight running backs touched the ball as Port St. Joe melted the clock and moved the chains. The Tiger Sharks sacked Bozeman quarterback Bubba Thompson ve times and made life miserable in the pocket. They also turned key defensive plays into points and thwarted the only Buck possessions that threatened their goal line. To add icing, Port St. Joe had just two penalties and won special teams, with Drew Lacour hitting all ve of his extra-point kicks and the Tiger Sharks twice converting returns into offensive points. “We really didn’t know what to expect this week,” said Port St. Joe coach Chuck Gannon. “We thought we worked and played our butts off last week against Bay and didn’t win. We are young and you just don’t know how the kids will respond. “I thought we showed a lot of character and a lot of heart the way we played tonight.” The Tiger Sharks struck early courtesy of Dwayne Griggs, who left last week’s game in the third quarter after a horri c sideline collision. Griggs, wearing a new number after his No. 1 jersey was shredded by medical personnel last week, stepped in front of Thompson’s rst pass for an interception at mid eld and sprinted through the Bozeman offense untouched for a touchdown. The teams exchanged possessions, two turnovers and two punts helping, through the rest of the opening period before a short Bozeman punt put the Tiger Sharks in play at their 44. Port St. Joe melted nearly 5:00 off the clock while punching seven plays to the end zone, Natrone Lee sweeping right and shedding four tacklers on his way to a touchdown and it was 14-0. Bozeman marched right back to the Port St. Joe 35, but could get no closer after a third-down snap went over Thompson’s head for a 16-yard loss. “We didn’t do a very good job of executing the game plan, offensively and defensively,” said Bozeman coach Loren Tillman. “We had a good game plan and just didn’t execute. “It’s back to the drawing board; with district starting next week our preseason is over.” After a punt, the Tiger Sharks took over at their 37. A rst-down reverse ended up in the hands of Griggs (6 carries, his 91 rushing yards tied for team-high with Cole Cryderman). Griggs dashed down the left sideline and cut back to the middle, outrunning everybody. Port St. Joe was in control at intermission 21-0. The Tiger Sharks enjoyed a 147-51 advantage in total yards. “I thought Griggs really stepped up tonight,” Gannon said. “We have good backs but it all starts up front. The line works hard every day and they gave us the creases tonight.” Aaron Paul, also praised by Gannon, spearheaded the Tiger Sharks assuming complete control as the third quarter opened. Paul picked up a rolling secondhalf kickoff and returned it 20 yards to the Bozeman 44, then danced 19 yards around left end, changing directions twice, to complete a seven-play scoring drive that took more than 4:00 off the clock. Bozeman, behind the rushing of Justin Parson, who entered the game in the third quarter and rushed for a team-high 50 yards, marched to the Tiger Shark 9 in the nal minutes of the third quarter. Thompson, however, was again sacked, twice, and the Bucks turned the ball over on downs. John Simpson, who added 28 yards rushing on the nal drive, scored from the 6 to provide Port St. Joe its nal touchdown. “We’ve had tough opening games and it doesn’t get any easier with Jefferson County and Chipley coming up” on the road, Gannon said. “We have said from the beginning that we have to take one game at a time, we have to stay healthy and get to the district games.” PSJ volleyball wins tournament pool play Star Staff Report The Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School volleyball team won its pool during but settled for fourth place during a weekend tournament in Chipley. The Lady Tiger Sharks won their rst two matches, sweeping Holmes County 25-21 and 25-15 as well as host Chipley 25-20 and 25-19 in the opening rounds. That advanced Port St. Joe out of pool play and into the Gold bracket for the rst time in years, said Coach Wayne Taylor. The rst opponent in the winner’s bracket was Freeport which won in three sets, 25-20, 17-25 and 9-15, pushing Port St. Joe into the consolation game. The Lady Tiger Sharks faced Walton High and lost 17-25 and 19-25. “I am very proud of the team’s performance,” Taylor said. “It’s the rst time in the eight years I’ve been coaching here that we won the morning events and played in the winner’s or Gold bracket. “The loss to Freeport took a lot of energy from the girls and then to have to play a match immediately after the conclusion of that match was just too much, physically, for them. All in all, though, a very successful day. It shows were headed in the right direction.” Leading up to the Chipley tournament, Port St. Joe played South Walton and Bozeman. Against South Walton, the Lady Tiger Shark junior varsity split the rst two sets, 25-21 and 18-25, before winning the third 15-12 to clinch the match and improve to 4-1. The varsity fell in four sets, 25-23, 12-25, 24-26 and 21-25. Callie Freshren was once again perfect from the serving line with 16 of 16 serves and three aces. Addison Rice and Shannon Pridgeon each had four kills. Alyson Johnson had 28 serve receives and 12 digs. The Lady Tiger Sharks hosted the Lady Bucs of Bozeman two days later. The varsity and junior varsity each earned straight-set victories. The junior varsity won 25-5, 25-5 to improve to 5-1 while the varsity won 25-11, 25-13 and 25-8. Bozeman had trouble handling the Port St. Joe serving, Taylor said. The JV had 28 aces with Shaye McGuf n providing 14. The same was true for varsity which had 20 aces and a team total of 33 kills. Fleshren had eight kills and Haley Wood had seven. Pridgeon had six aces and Stephanie Brinkmeier had ve. The Lady Tiger Sharks are now 7-4 overall and 1-1 in district play. Port St. Joe shuts out Bozeman “We have said from the beginning that we have to take one game at a time, we have to stay healthy and get to the district games.” Chuck Gannon PSJ coach

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Local Thursday, September 19, 2013 B UDGET SUMMAR Y CITY OF WEW AHITCHKA FISCAL YEAR 2013-2014 THE PR OPOSED OPERA TING B UDGET EXPENDITURES OF THE CITY OF WEW AHITCHKA ARE 9.9205% LESS THAN LAST YEAR’S T O T AL OPERA TING EXPENDITURES. /00).* '! 773@ 6 + 76 74 # # ( -' 6 + 3@7A ( 37 A>@@ #*0 #*0 )>@> ( 37 "*# "*# ( 7@75A '7>57 ( 3 * >577 %7A> 0 0*" 0 0*" '37 '=376 &777 0#*" 0#*" $=7 53@ )> &777 *""0 *""0 $=7 &777 <0* #<* #* 0* *<*8 #*<* +!-! '! !-!+ -!!3= 3 36 9A &7772 <*" <*" 0*## 0 0*0<# *< +!+ -! -! '! '!!-!+ -!'!' )3>376 &777 7>5762 <* *<8 #*0 0 "#*8 )3>376 &777 7>5762 0<* *8" <*88< <0*<0 8#*08 " '!+! -!+!'-'! !!-!+ !!++ $ ( $ 6A>>3> #<*8# #<*8# >7 73A7 #*80< #*80< 73@= 7@937 0*" 0*" %3? &7573> 8*<8 8*<8 %@>57 ##* ##* '77 &36 #* #* 3 7 #<*8 #<*8 '77 #8*0# #8*0# 343;7 0* 0* >;75 #0* "*8 0*#" #* 7A77>7 7= 5?=2 0*<# 0*<# 3 *<*8 *<*8 $ +!+ -! -! '! 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A public hearing to mak e a FIN AL DECISION on the b udget AND T AXES will be held on: Monday September 23, 2013 6:15 pm Central T ime at W e w ahitchka City Hall 109 South 2 Street W e w ahitchka, FL 32465 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 A8 | The Star The price was lower than pro jected, adding to the margin the city hopes to realize in savings by performing the work in-house with a crew out of Public Works. The crew successfully per formed a pilot project along Mar vin Avenue earlier this year and will in the coming months be tak ing on the second phase, hoping to save the city on the projected $1.2 million price tag for funding the second phase from the State Re volving Fund. Public Works director John Grantland projected his crew could save the city as much as $800,000. “I think we will be able to com plete the job faster and I think as well if not better than a contractor,” Grantland said after Tuesday’s meeting. The city will also seek a grant from the Northwest Florida Wa ter Management District to com plete the renovation of the Chipola Pump Station, which feds the city freshwater canal from the Chipola River, providing water to the city. The grant would be for $150,000. The water management district has advertised that it has grant dollars available for water projects in the region. The funds would aid in replac ing one motor and upgrade the station. “If we get that and the water study in we could be ready to sell water to anybody around,” Com missioner Rex Buzzett said. Smallwood informed commis sioners that Virginia Tech will be gin pilot testing water, attempting to identify a solution to chronic issues with discoloration, in about six weeks. Parks and recreation grant The city will pursue two state parks and recreation grants as the Florida Recreation Development Program is again funded by the Florida Legislature for the upcom ing year. The city FRDAP committee rec ommended applying for a $50,000 grant to construct a new ball eld at Benny Roberts Sports Complex between Eighth and Tenth streets. The grant would also help fund improvements to one set of rest rooms, the basketball court and the playground behind the STAC House on Eighth Street. The city, through the Port St. Joe Redevelopment Agency, will also seek grant funding for new playground and recreational equip ment for the Washington Recre ation Complex. Applications must be submitted next month. Debt renance Commissioners expressed frus tration with the lack of progress on securing a renance of the city’s long-term debt, which is more than $16 million. Regions Bank, which currently carries the city’s note, had pro vided numbers – interest rates, amortization terms – that the city approved, but has yet to submit the paperwork to formally ratify the re nancing, leaving the city still oat ing on its current interest rate. Commissioner Bo Patterson wondered if commissioners should shop the note around to seek com peting terms and said the city had “patiently waited” instead of going out for bids. “They do need to get off the dime,” said Mayor Mel Magidson. City manager Jim Anderson speculated that the bank may be waiting for the city to approve its nal budget, locking in utility rate increases and a decision not to dip into impact fees to lower rates, be fore nalizing the renance. WATER from page A1 Star Staff Report A Mississippi man drowned off Cape San Blas on Monday. Wayne Timms, 45, of Corinth, Miss., was pulled from the water and pro nounced dead at the scene. Gulf County Sheriff’s Of ce deputies responded to a distress call in the area of Seahorse Land. A man vacationing with his wife started yelling for help after going swimming in the Gulf in what were described as very rough surf conditions. Timms was just 100 feet out past the surf line when he began yelling for assistance. Charles Seguy, a dive master, told deputies he heard screams and saw the victim waving his arms in distress. Seguy entered the water and swam to the victim. After reaching the victim, Seguy reported he was unresponsive. Seguy attempted water rescue CPR, but the conditions were too rough for it to be performed. Seguy pulled the victim to shore and began CPR. Despite all efforts, res cue attempts failed and the victim was pronounced dead at the scene. Another swimmer was pulled from rough surf off Cape San Blas on Tuesday. Swimmers should be ware of current rough surf conditions, which in crease the chances for rip tides, which are extremely dangerous. Mississippi man drowns at Cape San Blas

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By WES LOCHER 229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star .com Estate Jewelry and Loan will soon open on Reid Avenue, but Port St. Joe city commissioner’s reaction to the word “loan” raised questions regarding Nicholas DiLallo’s business. Because of an ordinance set in 1969 requiring pawn licenses to be issued only with approval by city commissioners, DiLallo went before the group last month and made his request, but the request was tabled. Commissioner Rex Buzzett and Mayor Mel Magidson Jr. were apprehensive about the pawn aspect of the business and wanted to discuss the addition with other business owners in the area. The commissioners scheduled a hearing for Tuesday where a nal decision will be reached (The Commission approved the license 5-0). Store owner seeks pawn license from commissioners Estate Jewelry and Loan will open at 401 Reid Avenue near the end of October. WES LOCHER The Star Star Staff Report Sacred Heart Medical Group will formally open a new primary-care of ce during a ribbon cutting ceremony at 7:30 a.m. CT Monday in Wewahitchka. The opening of the Wewahitchka facility is the latest expansion of Sacred Heart Services for Gulf and Franklin counties. The new primary care location in Wewahitchka is in the Florida Department of Health in Gulf County building located at 807 West State 22. Primary care services will be provided by Nancy Anderson, ARNP, and will include women’s health screenings, from 7-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-4 p.m. CT Monday through Friday. Appointments will be available after the ceremony and can be made by calling 568-1053. Anderson earned her master’s in science of nursing from Northwestern State University in Shreveport, La. She subsequently completed her doctor of nursing practice from the University of Alabama in Birmingham. She is a Florida-licensed advanced registered nurse practitioner (ARNP) and has been practicing as an ARNP since 1995. Advanced registered nurse practitioners (ARNPs) are advanced practice nurses with extensive training, including a master’s degree and clinical experience. ARNPs diagnose and treat diseases, provide appropriate education for patients and prescribe medications. ARNPs often serve as a patient’s primary health care provider and see patients of all ages. Lab and X-ray services will continue from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. CT on Fridays. No appointment is necessary for lab and X-ray services. The community is invited to attend the ribbon cutting and meet Anderson and other staff while enjoying coffee from 7:308:30 a.m. CT. Sacred Heart to cut ribbon at Wewa location “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 Apalachicola Times. 1) Studies have shown that cows, pigs, and goats may do or have what? Realize death, Know their kin, Bear grudges, Sense of humor 2) Who generally drinks their coffee “instant” ten-to-one over freshly brewed? Canadians, Mexicans, Scandinavians, British 3) The International Space Station is about the same size as which sport’s playing area or eld? Bocce, Basketball, Football, Polo 4) What brand claims “Tooth Fairy” as a registered trademark? Old Spice, Michelin, Colgate, Motorola 5) In M & M candies, what do the letters stand for? Mars/Murrie, Melt/ Mouth, Martin/Mills, Moore/Mental 6) What does “supotsu” mean in Japanese? Spanking, Spoon, Sports, Splash 7) Of the original 13 colonies, what was the only one not to border the Atlantic? Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, Virginia, Delaware 8) Who went “on a mission from God” to cover an orphanage’s taxes? Harry Potter, Blues Bros., Soggy Bottom Boys, Anton Chigurh 9) At 18 years 158 days who’s been the youngest to start an NBA game? Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Moses Malone, Darryl Dawkins 10) In 1971 what did the world’s rst email message say? Testing, Hello, QWERTYUIOP, ABCDEFG 11) Which state has the “Six Flags Great Adventure & Safari” in its city of Jackson? Georgia, Texas, Ohio, New Jersey 12) Who was the rst Major League Baseball team to represent an entire state, not a city? Angels, Rangers, Twins, Marlins 13) What’s the world’s most popular ending-domain name? .com, .gov, edu, .in 14) Where was Pepsi Cola invented? NYC; New Bern, NC; Atlanta, GA; Rucker, TN ANSWERS: 1) Bear grudges. 2) British. 3) Football. 4) Colgate. 5) Mars/Murrie. 6) Sports. 7) Pennsylvania. 8) Blues Bros. 9) Kobe Bryant. 10) QWERTYUIOP. 11) New Jersey. 12) Twins. 13) .com. 14) New Bern, NC. C OMMUNITY www.starfl.com Thursday, September 19, 2013 B Page 1 Section Trivia Fun Wilson Casey WC@Trivia Guy.com See PAWN B5 By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com Enjoy and appreciate a park that ranks near the top of the list. The Friends of St. Joseph Peninsula State Park will host Park Appreciation Day from 2-6 p.m. on Sept. 28. The event is part appreciation and part membership drive for the Friends, a non-pro t organization that provides support to a host of missions at T. H. Stone St. Joseph Peninsula State Park. The day is also part of the National Public Lands Day celebration. The day begins with a morning shoreline cleanup from 10 a.m. until noon, with free beverages provided to all volunteers. Family activities include a sandcastle building contest, which begins at noon ET. There will also be environmental displays and music from Sonic Tonic and entertainment beginning at 2 p.m. at Eagle Harbor, which can be enjoyed by boat or from the harbor beaches. A low country shrimp boil will begin at 2 p.m. and is open to the public for a $5 donation. The boil is free for current Friends members and park staff. There will be free ice cream for kids provided by Scallop Cove. Attendees can also learn about and register to become a member of the Friends organization. T.H. Stone St. Joseph Peninsula State Park is not only a local attraction but also a jewel that has been recognized in far broader ways. In 2002, Dr. Beach, Dr. Stephen Leatherman, arrived at the park to celebrate his naming the park home to the top beaches in the world, broadcasting the announcement live on the Today television show. FILE PHOTOS AT TOP: In naming St. Joseph Peninsula State Park the top state park in the country for 2012, a destination website noted the beauty of the park’s sand dunes and formations. ABOVE: St. Joseph Peninsula State Park will celebrate Park Appreciation Day Sept. 28. Celebrate a list-topping park St. Joseph Peninsula State Park hosts park appreciation events See PARK B5 “There aren’t going to be neon lights everywhere. It’s not going to be lawnmowers and junk. I believe in my heart that Port St. Joe could use a jewelry store.” Nicholas DiLallo owner of Estate Jewelry and Loan

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B2 | The Star Thursday, September 19, 2013 T h e H u m a n e S o c i e t y o n c e a g a i n h a s s e v e r a l l i t t e r s o f k i t t e n s a v a i l a b l e T h e s e s w e e t l i t t l e k i t t e n s w i l l b e r e a d y t o g o h o m e s o o n Y o u n e e d t o c o m e i n n o w t o m a k e s u r e y o u d o n o t m i s s o u t o n t h e c u t e s t k i t t e n s i n t h e a r e a T h e s e l i t t l e k i t s a r e p o t t y t r a i n i n g a n d u s e a l o t o f l i t t e r I f y o u w a n t t o d o n a t e t o t h e i r p o t t y t r a i n i n g d r o p o f f a b a g o r t w o. T h e y w i l l a p p r e c i a t e i t I f y o u c a n n o t a d o p t p e r h a p s y o u c a n f o s t e r A l l s u p p l i e s p r o v i d e d A l l p e t s a d o p t e d f r o m S J B H S w i l l b e c u r r e n t o n v ac c i nat i o n s an d s p a y e d / n e u t e r e d. 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The birthday of the U. S. Constitution will be celebrated. To attend, call Sherrill Russ, 229-8574. This is the rst meeting with the new ofcers, pictured above: Regent Sherrill Russ, Vice-Regent Fran Walters, Secretary Colleen Burlingame, Treasurer Valerie Marcus, Registrar Betty Ann Owens and Chaplain Shirley Kinsey. Historian Paula Boone and Parliamentarian Virginia Harrison are not pictured. Star Staff Reports ‘Walk with Ease’ program The Arthritis Foundation and Gulf County Senior Citizens are proud to sponsor the Walk with Ease Program. Walk With Ease is designed for people with or without arthritis who would like to begin a walking program to gain the benets of regular aerobic exercise. Sessions will begin in October at the Port St. Joe and Wewahitchka Senior Centers. Groups will meet for six weeks, three times per week. Enrollment is limited to 12 people per center. Deadline for enrollment is Sept. 27. Call Debbie at 2298466 in Port St. Joe or Faye at 639-9910 to enroll or for more information. Rafeld Family Reunion to be Oct. 12 The 2013 annual Rafeld Family Reunion will be Oct. 12 at the Gulf County Senior Center, 120 Library Drive in Port St. Joe. The reunion will begin at 9:30 a.m. EST with lunch at 12:30 p.m. EST. All friends and family are welcome. For information, call Benny Rafeld at 871-1649 after 6 p.m. Star Staff Report The St. Joseph Bay Chapter of the DAR in Port St. Joe is recognizing its Founding Regent’s 98th birthday at the meeting Wednesday, Sept. 25, at the Sunset Coastal Grill. Mrs. Elizabeth Ball Fensom was a member of St. Andrew Chapter in Panama City when she started getting a group together to form a new chapter in Port St. Joe. The rst meeting of the St. Joseph Bay Chapter was Oct. 23, 1975, with 25 members present. They selected the chapter name of St. Joseph Bay because of the historical signicance of the bay since 1492. Mrs. Fensom turns 98 on Sept. 22 and enjoys her DAR friends and meetings. For the last several years, she has held the ofce of Parliamentarian. Local artist to sign books at library 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 Thursday, Sept. 26, at the Gulf County Public Library in Port St. Joe, 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 a member of 2nd Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church of Springeld, Rev. Rawlis Leslie, pastor. She is a former member of New Bethel AME Church, Port St. Joe. DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION DAR to celebrate Constitution’s birthday on Sept. 25SPecial ECIAL toTO T he HE S tar TAR New Regent Sherrill Russ, Founding Regent Betty Fensom and Past Regent Virginia Harrison are members of the St. Joseph Bay Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. DAR recognizes Betty Fensom SPecial ECIAL toTO T he HE S tar TAR Wewahitchka Medical Center and Rich’s IGA would like to congratulate LaWesla Matlock, pictured with Dave Rich of Rich’s IGA, as the August winner of the monthly $50 gas card drawing. Everyone is encouraged to stop by the Wewahitchka Medical Center at 255 West River Road in Wewahitchka to register for the monthly drawing. GAS CARD WINNE rR Society B riefsRIEFS

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The Star| B3 Thursday, September 19, 2013 Special to The Star Tiger Shark football: The Tiger Sharks are on the road this week visiting Jefferson County on Friday, Sept. 20. Game time is 7:30 p.m. JV is pitted against Shanks Middle School at 6 p.m. on Oct. 19. Come out and support our Junior Tiger Sharks! Tiger Shark volleyball: The Lady Tiger Sharks are on the road this week with matches against Franklin County and Bozeman on Tuesday and Thursday, respectively, with 6 p.m. starts. Cross Country : 9:30 a.m. running start at Calloway Park on Saturday, Sept. 21. Port St Joe Homecoming : Time is running out to sign up for a spot in the Port St. Joe Homecoming Parade being held on Friday, Oct. 4. Any group or business interested in participating in the parade can contact LCDR Jarosz at mjarosz@gulf.k12. .us. Be ready to provide the group or business name, type of participation (oat, walking, golf cart, etc.) and 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. Homecoming Bonre : A bonre will celebrate PSJ Homecoming at 7 p.m. ET on Thursday, Oct. 3. The bonre will be constructed on the eld between Shark Stadium and Port St. Joe Elementary School. Come out and support the team and our alumni. 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 efforts to raise money for this year’s prom by visiting the concession stand at every JV & Varsity home game. 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 $45. That’s 20 percent off the regular price. This low price will only be available until mid-October. 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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 School News Star Staff Report SWAT is Florida’s statewide youth organization working to educate Florida youth against Big Tobacco. SWAT is a united movement of empowered youth working towards a tobaccofree future. SWAT is made possible with the support of Tobacco Free Florida and the Florida Department of Health. Wewahitchka Elementary School SWAT members will meet Sept. 19 and Sept. 26 immediately after school until 3:15 p.m. Special to The Star Florida law mandates each school district to report to the public annually the following: Changes to the Student Progression Plan and the Code of Conduct, the number of students promoted for good cause in grade 3, and FCAT assessment results. The 2013 Legislature mandated all but one of the changes to the Student Progression Plan: ACCEL Options are educational options that provide academically challenging curriculum or accelerated instruction to eligible public school students in K-12. District Eligibility Criteria: Scores ranging from the 95th to the 99th percentile in reading and/or math on a NRT or Level 5 on the reading and/or math portion of the FCAT or the equivalent of Level 5 on a CCSS assessment. There must be a student contract for performance. The contract is executed by the student, parent and principals and requires student compliance with attendance requirements, student conduct requirements and the ACCEL options established by the principal. The ACCEL 18 credit option rescinds the College Prep and Career Prep 18 credit options and instead requires the 15 core courses plus 1 performing or ne art or 1 practical arts course and 3 electives. Middle grades students who enroll in Algebra I must take and pass the statewide EOC assessment to earn high school credit. Middle grades students who enroll in Biology I or geometry must take the statewide assessment which constitutes 30 percent of the student’s nal course grade and earn a passing grade in the course. Students do not have to pass the EOC to earn high school credit. Students entering grade 6 in 2012-2013 must take at least a semester course in Civics and beginning in 2013-2014, each student’s performance on the statewide EOC assessment in Civics must constitute 30 percent of the student’s nal course grade. Pass or failure of the EOC does not affect promotion to high school. High school students enrolled in geometry or Biology I must take the EOC assessment that constitutes 30 percent of the student’s nal grade, but passing the EOC is not required to earn credit. Beginning with the 2010-2013 ninth grade cohort, there will be two standard diploma designations, Scholar and Merit. To earn the Scholar designation on the standard diploma a student must pass all required state assessments, earn one credit in Algebra II and pass the EOC when implemented, earn one credit in statistics or an equally rigorous math course, earn one credit in physics or chemistry, earn one credit in a course equally rigorous to chemistry or physics, earn two credits in the same foreign language and at least one credit in dual enrollment, AP, IB, AICE or an approved industry certication. To earn the Merit designation on a standard diploma the student must pass all required state assessments and attain one or more industry certications. Students who transfer into the school system toward the end of high school have to take and pass the EOC’s to receive the scholar designation. Middle school students transferring into the 8th grade and who did not take Civics previously, must take Civics and the EOC. Beginning with the 2013-2014 cohort, kindergarten grading will reect the state’s grading scale of 90-100 A, 80-89 B, 70-79 C, 60-69 D, grades below 60 are not passing. FCAT reading data for grades 3-10 are reported county-wide by number and percent for Levels 1 and 2: Grade 3 Level 124 (18 percent), Level 2 – 30 (23 percent); Grade 4 Level 1 – 25 (18 percent), Level 2 – 37 (27 percent); Grade 5 Level 1– 19 (14 percent), Level 2 – 47 (35 percent); Grade 6 Level 113 (9 percent), Level 2 – 40 (28 percent); Grade 7 Level 1 -18 (11 percent), Level 2 – 51 (32 percent); Grade 8 Level 1 – 20 (13 percent), Level 2 – 40 (26 percent); Grade 9 Level 1 – 29 (20 percent), Level 2 – 34 (23 percent); Grade 10 Level 1 – 25 (17 percent), Level 2 -42 (percent). Third Grade Promotion for Good Cause: NRT – 1; Portfolio – 6; ESE – 4; Other -5 For more information about your child’s school, you may access the Florida Department of Education at www.doe.org (School Grade) or the district’s webpage via www.gulf.k12..us. Look under documents for the Student Progression Plan, code of conduct, the Title I Parent Involvement Plan, School Improvement Plans and other documents of interest. The School Public Accountability Report is available on the district’s webpage as well as at each school upon request. Dazzling Dolphins at Port St. Joe Elementary School are, front row, Alissa Lee, James Ward and Karis Whicker, and back row, Shauna Flowers, Tristan Doran, Bryson Lee and Caitlin White. DAZZLI nN G DOL phPH I nsNS S p P E c C IAL tT O T h H E S t T AR Wewahitchka Elementary School SWAT members, back row from left, are Aubrey Clayton, Kristin Thompson, Savannah Lister, Ashley Bennett, Gracie Price and Mrs. Melanie Hinote, SWAT adviser. Front row from left are Hayleigh Small, Serina Madrid, Tyler Hensley, Natalie Ake, Kaelin Mullen and Austin Webb. stST U dD E ntsNTS WORKI nN G AGAI nstNST tT O bB A ccCC O WES Students Working Against Tobacco 4IBSL 5BML Gulf School District NEW sS

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FAITH Page B4 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 Thursday, September 19, 2013 This business invites you to visit the church of your choice this week. Beverly Ann Hammock, 90, was born in Lafayette, Ind., on August 30, 1923, to parents Margaret Morrow Yuill and Dewey Andrew Yuill, now deceased. She leaves behind her husband of 67 years, Hilliard Bill Hammock. She also leaves one son and two daughters Alan Hammock, Bradenton, Fla.; Jan Smith (Dean), Atlantic Beach, Fla.; Suzanne White (Gary), PSJ. Her grandchildren include Laura Hammock, McKenna Hammock, Andy White (Kristen), Erin White and one greatgrandson, Eli Colt White. Ann graduated from Purdue Universitys nursing school in the 40s. She then served as a U.S. Navy nurse during WWII. She then married Bill, and they moved to Port St. Joe. The family would like to express their love and appreciation to the wonderful caregivers. Special thanks also to Emerald Coast Hospice, Sacred Heart Hospital and many others. In lieu of owers, the family requests donations be made to the charity of your choice. Graveside services were held at Holy Hill Cemetery at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15. All services are under the direction of the Comforter Funeral Home. Beverly Ann Hammock Teresa Purswell Lucas of Wewahitchka, Fla., beloved daughter of Joe Mac and Linda Purswell, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Aug.30, 2013, after a lengthy illness. Born June 21, 1969, and raised in Port St. Joe, she attended and graduated school there. She worked all her life at various jobs and at Woods Fisheries. She was of the Pentecostal Faith and attended Highland View Assembly of God Church most of her life and most recently New Harvest Fellowship Assembly of God Church in Wewahitchka. She loved her family and friends, enjoyed life, and loved shing and crabbing. Teresa is survived by her daughter, Amanda Lucas and T. C. Robison, and her son, Travis Lucas; one granddaughter, Bryanna Robison; her parents, Joe Mac and Linda Purswell; two brothers, Joe A. Purswell and James (Jamie) Purswell, all of Wewahitchka; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews and a host of friends. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. C.D.T. Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, at New Harvest Fellowship Assembly of God Church with Pastor Eddie Causey and brother Tracey Sanders of ciating. Visitation was at the church for an hour prior to the service. Those who wish may make donations to Covenant Hospice or to the family for assistance with funeral costs. All services are under the direction of the Comforter Funeral Home, Wewahitchka Branch Chapel. Teresa Purswell Lucas Obituaries Special to The Star How to live a satisfying life, even in dif cult times, will be explored at Lifetree Caf at 7 p.m. CT on Monday, Sept. 23. The program, titled Secrets of Finding Contentment: Live a Satisfying Life, features a lmed interview with Justin Mayo, who organizes proms for senior citizens. Id say its the most incredible dance youll ever go to, Mayo said. Weve learned that when you love and focus on others, the most empowering, incredible experiences really do happen. Admission to the 60minute event is free. Snacks and beverages are available. Lifetree Caf is 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 can be directed to Gary Grubb at 334-806-5667 or lwclifetreecafe@fairpoint. net. Zion Fair annual revival Zion Fair Missionary Baptist Church will be holding its annual revival the week of Sept. 16-20. Deacons Ernest Gant and Raymond Rogers invite everyone to the prayer meetings on Monday and Tuesday night beginning at 6 p.m. ET. Worship services will be Wednesday through Friday nights at 7 p.m. ET. The speaker will be the Rev. Wilson Hall. Zion Fair Missionary Baptist is at 208 Avenue C in Port St. Joe. Zion Fair hosts Unity Day celebration 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 event is at noon ET on Sept. 28. The church is on 280 Ave. C, Port St. Joe. Points of Contact: Sister Margaret Hall, First Lady (850) 425-2862; Deaconess Amy Rogers, (850) 229-8515; Sister Tammy Welch, (850) 896-4505. St. Joseph Catholic Church Mens Club holds 6th annual spaghetti dinner A fabulous spaghetti dinner, entertainment, sing-along fun, door prizes and a cash bar featuring Italian beer and wine await you at the sixth annual SJCC Mens Club Spaghetti Dinner. The dinner is from 5-7 p.m. ET on Oct. 5 at the church hall. The hall is just east of the church (20th Street and Monument Avenue) on 20th Street in Port St. Joe. In addition to the spaghetti dinner, diners will get a salad, garlic bread and delicious desserts. Also, enjoy Italian accordionist Tony Minichello and vocalist and sing-along leader Marty Jarosz. You can win one of the many door prizes as well. Ticket prices are $8 for adults and $4 for children age 5-12. Children younger than 4 will be admitted free of charge. Tickets will be $10 and $5 if purchased the date of the event at the door. Get your tickets from any Mens Club member, by stopping by the church hall of ce (227-1417), at Hannon Insurance, the No Name Caf or by calling Mens Club President Dan Van Treese at 227-8138. Only 200 tickets will be sold. Diners can also get dinners to go. Secrets of satisfaction revealed at Lifetree Caf Faith BRIEFS I thought of you with love today, but that is nothing new. I thought about you yesterday and days before that too. I think of you in silence, I often speak your name. All I have are memories and your picture in a frame. God has you in His keeping, I have you in my heart. Your loving memory is my keepsake that I will never ever part. Love Always, Helen, Arthur and family IN LOVING MEMORY Memorial Tribute for Mary Washington April 25, 1928 September 15, 2012

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Local The Star| B5 Thursday, September 19, 2013 Last summer, a desti nation website America’s Best Online, named St. Jo seph Peninsula State Park the top state park in the country. America’s Best Online has been ranking the best places to see and the top destination spots in a host of categories since 1996. The rankings are based on an algorithm that takes into consideration a num ber of factors, including recognition, popularity, reviews, rankings, proxim ity and more, according to website. The website noted the park’s “striking dune for mations, miles of white sand beaches a heavily for ested interior and a favor able climate for year-round outdoor recreation.” The park is 2,516 acres at the very edge of St. Joseph Peninsula, surrounded by St. Joseph Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. The park offers RV and tent camping, cabins, a pub lic boat ramp and marina as well as a series of dune walkovers for easy beach access. Activities noted by the website include shing, biking, kayaking, stand-up paddle-boarding and hiking the eight-mile trail through the interior forest to the end of the peninsula, cradled in sugary sand beaches. The park’s website can be found at www.o ridastateparks.org/stjo seph/ with cabin rentals and camping at www.re serveamerica.com. Pets are allowed in the family camping areas over night but not in the cab ins, cabin areas or on the beaches. Additional information is available through the Gulf County Tourist Devel opment Council at www. visitgulf.com or by calling 850-229-7800. S o m e t i m e s w e h a v e t o b e a s s t r o n g a s a l i o n t o t a k e o n t h e c h a l l en g e s o f L if e . A n d s o m e t i m e s w e h a v e t o b e m ee k a s a l amb t o u n d e r s t an d W e a r e h e r e t o h e l p wi t h t h o s e c h a l l en g e s H o l l y H i l l F u n e r a l H o m e 2 7 7 5 G a rris o n A v e n u e P o r t S t J o e F l o r i d a 3 2 4 5 6 ( 8 5 0 ) 2 29 1 9 29 T rades & Ser v ices GET Y OUR AD IN CALL T OD A Y! 227-7847 229-1324 PR OFESSION AL F LOOR CARE, I N C R esidential and Commercial Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning S erving the entire Gulf Coast area Ceramic T ile and Grout Cleaning R Vs Cars T rucks V ans 24 Hour E mer genc y W ater E xtraction 4510158 45 1 43 0 8 G u i t a r A m p S o u n d S y s t e m & I n s t r u m en t R epa i r S t J o e M u s i c C o & R S R R e c o rd i ng S t u d i o 21 0 W i l l i a m s A v e P o r t S t J o e ( 8 5 0 ) 2 2 7 7 2 2 4 s a l es @ s t j o e m u s i c com !' !""" % % % % *B O ARD CER TIFIED CIVIL TRI AL L A WYER O F CO UNS EL "!" " & $"!'( 1 4 5 0 J e n k s A v e P a n a m a C i t y F L | ( 8 5 0 ) 7 6 9 6 9 7 9 M o n S a t 10 30 -6 Su n 1 5 | p l um d e l i gh tf u l c o m | P lu m D e li g h t f u l % % % # $ % PAWN from page B1 “My concern was that it appeared we may be ap proving something so rap idly that other businesses may not nd out what he’s doing,” Buzzett said. “We wanted to make sure it was compatible with what Reid Avenue has done over the past few years with the fa ade program.” According to DiLallo, his business will be focused on jewelry and hard-to-nd collectibles that include sports memorabilia, bronz es and paintings. With the permission of commissioners, he plans to offer discreet loan services for those in need. “There aren’t going to be neon lights everywhere. It’s not going to be lawn mowers and junk,” said DiLallo, who moved to the area last month from Mi ami. “I believe in my heart that Port St. Joe could use a jewelry store. “I collect older things that people look for. I go to watch shows all over the country. I can get things that people are going to want, and if they’re looking for something in particu lar, I want to be their local guy.” DiLallo said there hadn’t been a stable jewelry store in town since 1970 and aimed to remedy that. Since DiLallo purchased the building on Reid Ave nue that he will share with Joseph’s Cottage, there has been an air of mystery around the shop. The windows have been covered with brown paper and very few people have been inside. DiLallo said he’s not hiding anything, but rather is proud of the renovations he completed on the store front and wanted to build anticipation for the grand opening. “If locals want to buy a nice piece of jewelry or watch for a birthday pres ent or anniversary gift, I can do that for them,” he said. “Right now, if they need to buy a watch bat tery, they have to go all the way to Panama City.” Patrick Jones of Talcor Commercial Real Estate sold DiLallo the building in January and praised the owner for the upgrades he made to the space. “It will blend in with everything else we have on Reid, and tourists will see its value and quality,” Jones said. “(DiLallo) has invested money into the community and that’s a positive aspect.” The business owner and his wife, Theresa, va cationed to Gulf County three times a year for the last eight years. Like many of those who visit the area, they fell in love with the beaches, weather and com munity that was smaller and tightly knit. “It’s where we want to retire,” DiLallo said. “People here go to church on Sunday. Not everyone’s rushing around like in Miami.” Since 1992 DiLallo has worked in the Miami pawn business. Over the years, he has accumulated rare jewelry of all types, inter esting collectibles and an tiques. He said he enjoyed making the deal and having fun in the process. “It’s my thing,” DiLallo said. “People will be able to get second-hand goods at a great deal.” After saving for 25 years, DiLallo sold his Mi ami store last month and bought a home in Mexico Beach. He plans for Estate Jew elry and Loan to be open by the end of October, in time for the annual Ghosts on the Coast event. “I want to serve the lo cals and the tourists,” Di Lallo said. “I want people to see that we’re there and a part of it.” Despite the initial ta bling of the application for a pawn license, Buzzett seemed supportive of Di Lallo’s endeavor. “It’s a quality-looking place, and I think it’ll be ne, but we have to be care ful about what we allow,” Buzzett said. “The next guy may not have the quality vi sion that Nicholas does. We don’t want to open a can of worms.” Special to The Star The UF/IFAS Gulf Coun ty Ofce is offering a Women and Money: Unique Issues educational series. At some point in their life, women are likely to be solely responsible for nancial decision making. This series is designed to provide women with infor mation and encouragement about being nancially suc cessful. No matter where you are in your path toward understanding nancial management, you are likely to increase your condence in your ability to manage your nances. The classes will cover the following topics: • UNIQu U E ISSu U ES FOR WOMEN • M M ONEY BASICS: Getting organized, nancial goal setting and a spending plan will help you keep your n ger on your nancial pulse. • PROTECTING A A SSETS: Learning about insurance, identity theft, scams, fraud and credit management will help you identify, evaluate and develop a plan for pro tects your assets. • I I NVESTING BASICS: Learn ing how to manage your money and how to invest will likely help your money grow. • E E STATE PLANNING: Devel oping an estate plan helps ensure your wishes are car ried out. • DATES, T T IMES, ANd D L L OCA TION: 5:30-7:30 p.m. CST on Oct. 1, 8 and 15 at the UF/IFAS Extension Gulf County Ofce (Old Health Department). The three-part series costs $20 per person; which covers the cost of all mate rials. You may register at the Gulf County Extension Ofce by Sept. 27 via phone, email or in person. Preregistration is necessary to make sure enough supplies, etc. are provided. Space is limited. First Come, First Served. Educational re sources for the program are provided through University of Florida/IFAS Extension. (Scholarships may be avail able based on need. Contact the Extension Ofce direct ly to make this request.) For more information, contact Melanie Taylor, metaylor@u.edu or call 639-3200. Women and Money: Unique Issues Series offers women nancial advice WANTWANT TOTO GOGO ? WHAT: Park Appreciation Day WHEN: 2-6 p.m. Sept 28 WHERE: St. Joseph Peninsula State Park MO reRE I nN FO: www.visitgulf.com or 850-229-7800 PP ARK from page B1

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B6 | The Star Thursday, September 19, 2013 CLASSIFIEDS 92436 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE No. 23-2011-CA -000278 RBC BANK (USA) F/K/A RBC CENTURA BANK, Plaintiff, vs. BELSER, CHAUNCEY, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment entered in Case No. 23-2011-CA000278 of the Circuit Court of the 14th Judicial Circuit in and for GULF County, Florida, wherein, PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO RBC BANK (USA) RBC CENTURA BANK, Plaintiff, and, BELSER, CHAUNCEY, et. al., are Defendants, I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at, FRONT LOBBY OF THE GULF COUNTY COURTHOUSE, at the hour of 11:00 AM ET, on the 3rd day of October, 2013, the following described property: LOT 2, BEACON BY THE SEA, PHASE III, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 13, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF 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 60 days after the sale. DATED this 5th day of September, 2013. REBECCA L NORRIS Clerk Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk Submitted by: GREENSPOON MARDER, P.A., TRADE CENTRE SOUTH, SUITE 700 100 WEST CYPRESS CREEK ROAD FORT LAUDERDALE, FL 33309 File No. 20851.0624/ RBerkam 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 the Clerk of the Court’s disability coordinator at PO BOX 826, MARIANNA, FL 32448, 850-718-0026, 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. Sept 19, 26, 2013 92442 JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 23-2008-CA -000135 HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR DEUTSCHE ALT 2006AR5 Plaintiff, SHARON TRACEY WELLS; ROBERT E. BERRY; KATHERYN D. BERRY; Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated September 3, 2013, and entered in Case No. 23-2008-CA-000135 of the Circuit Court of the 14th Judicial Circuit in and for GULF County, Florida. HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR DEUTSCHE ALT 2006-AR5 is Plaintiff and SHARON TRACEY WELLS; ROBERT E. BERRY; KATHERYN D. BERRY; are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at IN THE FRONT LOBBY OF THE COURTHOUSE, AT 1000 CECIL COSTIN BOULEVARD, PORT ST. JOE IN GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA 32456, at 11:00 A.M. ET, on the 3rd day of October, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: START AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 13, TOWNSHIP 8 SOUTH, RANGE 11 WEST, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND RUN WEST 660 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE SOUTH TO WHAT IS KNOWN AS NILES ROAD OR MADISON STREET, CONTINUE, OF OAK GROVE SUBDIVISION THE CENTER LINE OF SAME AS NOW RUNS; THENCE SOUTH 30 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. THENCE WEST 90 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 131 FEET; THENCE EAST 90 FEET; THENCE NORTH 131 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. A 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. Dated this 5th day of September, 2013. REBECCA L. NORRIS As Clerk of said Court By: BA Baxter As Deputy Clerk This Notice is Provided pursuant to Administrative Order No. 2.065. In accordance with the 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, Florida 32402 or by phone at (850) 747-5338 at least (7) seven 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. Submitted by: Kahane & Associates, P.A. 8201 Peters Road, Suite 3000 Plantation, FL 33324 Phone: (954)382-3486 Fax: (954)382-5380 Designated service email: notice@kahane andassociates.com File No. 10-02205 OWB Sept 19, 26, 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 92400S PUBLIC NOTICE STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION NOTICE OF AGENCY ACTION The Department of Environmental Protection gives notice of a FDEP Environmental Resource Permit Number 23-0315467-001-EI has been issued to Alexander Jacobs, located at 7640 Robinwood Drive, Cape San Blas, Gulf County, Florida, Section 36, Township 8 South, Range 12 West. The purpose of the permit is to authorize construction of a 4’ X 244’ single family dock extension with a 6’ X 20’ terminal platform to an existing 4’ X 100 ‘ and existing 6’ X 12’. The extension includes a 20’ x 10’ boat lift on the western side of the terminal platform and along the northern side of the extended access pier. The existing terminal platform includes handrails to prevent mooring. The decking will be of Bay Decking or similar maximum light penetrating materials. The activities described above are located within the landward extent of St Joseph Bay, a Class II, Aquatic preserve. A person whose substantial interests are affected by the Department’s action may petition for an administrative proceeding (hearing) under Sections 120.569 and 120.57 of the Florida Statute. The petition must contain the information set forth below and must be filed (received by the clerk) in the Office of General Counsel of the Department at 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida 323993000. Because the administrative hearing process is designed to re-determine final agency action on the application, the filing of a petition for an administrative hearing may result in a modification of the permit, or even a denial of the application. Accordingly, the applicant will not commence construction or other activities under this permit until the deadlines below for filing a petition for an administrative hearing, or request for an extension of time, have expired. Under subsection 62-110.106(4) of the Florida Administrative Code, a person whose substantial interests are affected by the Department’s action may also request an extension of time to file a petition for an administrative hearing. The Department may, for good cause shown, grant the request for an extension of time. Requests for extension of time must be filed with the Office of General Counsel of the Department at 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000, before the applicable deadline. A timely request for extension of time shall toll the running time period for filing a petition until the request is acted upon. If a request is filed late, the Department may still grant it upon a motion by the requesting party showing that the failure to file a request for an extension of time before the deadline was the result of excusable neglect. In the event that a timely and sufficient petition for an administrative hearing is filed, other persons whose substantial interests will be affected by the outcome of the administrative process have the right to petition to intervene in the proceeding. Intervention will be only at the discretion of the presiding officer upon the filing of a motion in compliance with Rule 28-106.205 of the Florida Administrative Code. In accordance with subsection 28-106.111 (2) and subparagraph 62-110.106(3)(a).4, Florida Administrative Code, petitions for an administrative hearing by the applicant must be filed within 14 days of receipt of written notice. Petitions filed by any persons other than the applicant, and other than those entitled to written notice under Section 120.60 (3) of the Florida Statutes, must be filed within 14 days of publication of the notice. Under Section 120.60 (3) of the Florida Statute, however, any person who has asked the Department for notice of agency action may file a petition within 14 days of such notice, regardless of the date of publication. The petitioner shall mail a copy of the petition to the applicant at the address indicated above at the time of filing. The failure of any person to file a petition for an administrative hearing within the appropriate time period shall constitute a waiver of those rights. A petition that disputes the material facts on which the Department’s action is based must contain the following information: (a) The name and address of each agency

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If there are none, the petition must so indicate; (e) A concise statement of the ultimate facts alleged, including the specific facts that the petitioner contends warrant reversal or modification of the agency’s proposed action; (f) A statement of the specific rules or statutes that the petitioner contends require reversal or modification of the agency’s proposed action; and (g) A statement of the relief sought by the petitioner, stating precisely the action that the petitioner wishes the agency to take with respect to the agency’s proposed action. A petition that does not dispute the material facts on which the Department’s action is based shall state that no such facts are in dispute and otherwise shall contain the same information as set forth above, as required by Rule 28-106.301, Florida Administrative Code. Under Sections 120.569(2)(c) and (d) of the Florida Statute, a petition for administrative hearing must be dismissed by the agency if the petition does not substantially comply with the above requirements or is untimely filed. This action is final and effective on the date filed with the Clerk of the Department unless a petition is filed in accordance with the above. Upon the timely filing of petition this order will not be effective until further order of the Department. This permit, when issued, constitutes an order of the Department. The applicant has the right to seek judicial review of the order under Section 120.68 of the Florida Statute, by the filing of a notice of appeal under Rule 9.110 of the Florida Rules of Appellate Procedure with the Clerk of the Department in the Office of General Counsel, 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida, 323993000; and by filing a copy of the notice of the appeal accompanied by the applicable filing fees with the appropriate district court of appeal. The notice of appeal must be filed within 30 days from the date when the final order is filed with the Clerk of the Department. Requests for review before the Land and Water Adjudicatory Commission must be filed with the Secretary of the Commission and served on the Department within 20 days from the date when the final order is filed with the Clerk of the Department. The application for this permit is available for public inspection during normal business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except for legal holidays, at the Northwest District office, 3900 Commonwealth Blvd MS 55, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000. September 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 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 92472S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION: CASE NO:2013CA0036 JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. SHELLY L. PERSAUD; FLAGSTAR BANK, FSB; SUNIL T. PERSAUD; UNKNOWN TENANT; IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 27th day of August, 2013, and entered in Case No. 2013CA0036, of the Circuit Court of the 14th Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida, wherein JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION is the Plaintiff and SHELLY L. PERSAUD; FLAGSTAR BANK, FSB; SUNIL T. PERSAUD and UNKNOWN TENANT; IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the FRONT LOBBY OF THE GULF COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 1000 5TH STREET, PORT ST. JOE, FL 32456, 11:00 AM ET on the 3rd day of October, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: Commence at the West corner of Lot 6, Block 17, YON’S ADDITION TO BEACON HILL, in Section 5, Township 7 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida, as recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 45, of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida; thence North 45 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds West along the Northeast right-of-way line of U.S. Highway 98 for 580.00 feet; thence South 45 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds West a distance of 100.00 feet to the Southwesterly right-ofway line of U.S. Highway 98; thence North 45 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds West along the Southwesterly right-of-way line of U.S. Highway 98 for 111.94 feet to the iron rod and cap marking the Point of Beginning; thence continue along said right-of-way line, North 45 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds West, 16.02 feet; thence leaving said right-of-way line, South 44 degrees 59 minutes 41 seconds West, 249 feet, more or less, to the mean high water line of the Gulf of Mexico; thence Southeasterly along said mean high water line to a paint on a line that bears South 45 degrees 02 minutes 28 seconds West of the Point of Beginning; thence leaving said mean high water line, North 45 degrees 02 minutes 28 seconds East, 249 feet, more or less, to the Point of Beginning. 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 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 10th day of September, 2013. Rebecca Norris Clerk of the Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk Submitted by: Choice Legal Group, P.A. 1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309 Phone: (954) 453-0365 Fax: (954) 771-6052 Toll Free: 1-800-4412438 File No. 11-11813 DESIGNATED PRIMARY E-MAIL FOR SERVICE PURSUANT TO FLA. R. JUD. ADMIN 2.516 eservice@clegalgroup.co m Sept 19, 26, 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 92498S Public Notice NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Commission of the City of Port St. Joe, Florida, at a Special Meeting on the 30th 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 129. September 19, 2013 92488S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY CASE NO.: 2013-45-CA HANCOCK BANK, a Mississippi banking corporation, as assignee of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, as Receiver for Peoples First Community Bank, a Florida banking corporation, Plaintiff, vs. STEVEN GRINSLADE and ANGELIA M. GRINSLADE, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the undersigned Clerk of the Circuit Court of Gulf County, Florida, pursuant to the Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure, entered in this cause, will sell the property at public sale to the highest bidder for cash, except as set forth hereinafter, on October 17, 2013 at 11:00 am Eastern Time in the lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse located at 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456 in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes, the following described real property lying and being in Gulf County, Florida, to-wit: Lot 1, Block A, Unit Number 1 of Red Bull Island, Gulf County, Florida, further described as follows: Commence at the Southeast Corner of U.S. Government Lot No. 2 of Fractional Section 30, Township 4 South, Range 9 West, Gulf County, Florida; thence run North 145.4 feet along the Lot line; thence run N8505’W 137.0 feet along the South right of way line of Red Bull Island Drive; thence run S2546’E 225.4 feet, thence run N4002’E 60.0 feet along the Northwest Bank of the Chipola River to the Point of Beginning. This Notice dated this 11th day of September, 2013. Rebecca Norris Clerk, of Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk Sept 19, 26, 2013 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 92500S Public Notice NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Commission of the City of Port St. Joe, Florida, at a Special Meeting on the 30th 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 129. September 19, 2013 95365S IN THE CIRCUIT COURTOF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIALCIRCUITIN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2012-000248-CA Civil Division HANCOCK BANK, a Mississippi Bank, Plaintiff, vs. FORGOTTEN COAST PROPERTY, LLC, a Florida Limited Liability Company, ROBERTB. LINDSEY, an individual, and JOSEPH D. ADAMS, an individual, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment dated on or about August 20, 2013, entered in Civil Case No. 2012 CA000248 in the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit, in and for Gulf County, Florida, wherein Hancock Bank is Plaintiff, and Forgotten Coast Property, LLC, Robert B. Lindsey and Joseph D. Adams, are the Defendants. The Gulf County Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest bidder for cash, at the Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL32456, at 11:00 a.m. ESTin accordance with § 45.031, Florida Statutes, on the 3rd day of October, 2013, the following described property, as set forth in said Final Summary Judgment, in Gulf County, Florida, commonly known as 104 Sunray Court (a/k/a 110 Sunray Court), Port St. Joe, Florida, 32456, and described more particularly as: LOT16 Commence at the concrete monument marking the Northwest corner of Lot 3, of the Block Northeasterly of Palm Street, as shown on the plat of BEACON HILL, as recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 41-A of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida thence along the Northeasterly right-of-way line of said Palm Street South 45 degrees 14 minutes 23 seconds East, 112.62 feet, thence North 47 degrees 24 minutes 00 seconds East 93.80 feet to the Point of Beginning, thence continue North 47 degrees 24 minutes 00 seconds East, 96.00 feet, thence South 44 degrees 46 minutes 12 seconds East 124.10 feet, thence South 45 degrees 13 minutes 48 seconds West, 95.93 feet, thence North 44 degrees 46 minutes 12 seconds West, 127.73 feet, to the Point Of Beginning. Said lands being a portion of Lots 1 and 2 of the Block Northeasterly of Palm Street and the 25 foot vacated alley between said lots of said plat of BEACON HILLand a portion of Section 31, Township 6 South, Range 11 West Gulf County, Florida and containing 0.277 acre, more or less. Said lands being subject to an Ingress and Egress Easement over the Northwesterly 12.50 feet of the above described lands and also subject to a 5.00 foot wide Utility Easement over the Southeasterly 5.00 feet of the Northwesterly 17.50 feet of the above described lands. Real Property Tax Identification Number 03761-085R. 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 date of sale. If you are an individual with a disability who needs an 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 ADACoordinator by mail at P.O. Box 1089, Panama City, Florid4 32402, or by phone at 850-747-5338, at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or other court activity, 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 or email ADARequest@jud14.fl courts.org REBECCAL. NORRIS Clerk of Court Gulf County, Florida By: BABaxter Deputy Clerk Published: Sept. 19, 26, 2013 95337S PUBLIC NOTICE Notice for Interested Contractors/ Request for Qualifications (RFQ) Single Family Capital Area Community Action Agency has federal funds for weatherizing residential homes in Leon, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Jefferson, and Wakulla counties. Weatherization includes air infiltration reduction, insulation, repair/ replacement of doors and windows, low-flow showerheads and compact fluorescent light bulbs repair/replacement of heating/cooling systems and water heaters. Work will begin October 1, 2013 and must be performed under the supervision of a state licensed contractor. Current contractors must re-apply. A Pre-BID conference will be held on Wednesday, September 25, 2013, 1:30am-3:00am at the Franklin Promise Community Room, 192 14th Street, Apalachicola, FL 32320. The RFQ is due no later than 5:00pm, Tuesday, October 1, 20132. To attend the Pre-BID conference, request an RFQ, or for more information, contact Debbie Mabry, (850) 222-2043 ext. 309, fax (850) 942-2090, or debora. mabry@cacaainc.org September 19, 2013 95391S PUBLIC NOTICE Notice to Receive Sealed Bids The City of Wewahitchka in Gulf County Florida will accept seal bids from asphalt companies that are approved by the State of Florida to remove asbestos material from a building. Bids must be sealed and marked Asbestos Removal. A scope of services can be picked up at the City Annex located 318 South 7th St. All bids must be turned in to the City Clerk before 12 noon CT October 7, 2013 at 318 South 7th St. All bids will be opened on October 7, 2013 at 1pm CT at the old City Hall located at 109 South 2nd St. The City of Wewahitchka is an Equal Opportunity Employer/ Handicapped Accessible/ Fair Housing Jurisdiction. The City of Wewahitchka reserves the 95371S PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE Gulf County will hold a public hearing on September 24, 2013 at 8:30 a.m., E.T. The sole purpose of this meeting will be to discuss the County’s application for a grant under the Florida Recreation Development Assistance Program (FRDAP) during the 2014/2015 funding cycle. The applications are due September 30, 2013, and this grant application is being submitted for proposed improvements to Honeyville Park (Phase III). Gulf County will hold the meeting in the County Commission Board Room which is located in the Robert Moore Administration Building, 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd, Port St. Joe, Florida. The public is encouraged to attend. Individuals with disabilities wishing to attend, who will need special accommodations, should contact Towan Kopinsky at 229-6144. /s/ Tynalin Smiley Chairman September 19, 2013 Creamer’s Tree Service Call Jason @ (850)832-9343 Text FL65094 to 56654 Elderly Care Will do Elderly Care PSJ area call Karen 850-229-8992 Text FL65749 to 56654

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Key services include a 458-bed hospital in Pensacola, a Regional Heart and Vascular Institute, Children’s and Women’s Hospital, a Level II Trauma Center, Cancer Center, a 120-bed nursing home, and Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast in Miramar Beach.To learn more, please contact Susan Mistal at Susan.Mistal@shhpens.org To apply, please visit http://www.sacred-heart.org/careers/ 1113104 EASTERN SHIPBUILDING GROUP MORE THAN A JOB… A FUTURE! LONG TERM WORK an aggressive leader in the Marine Industry, located in Panama City, FL has the following opportunities for skilled craftsmen: ShipfitterS € pipefitterS € pipe WeLDerS X-ray WeLDerS OutSiDe MachiniStS inDuStriaL Marine eLectricianS Competitive wages DOE, and a comprehensive benets package including: Company paid health, dental, and life insurance, 401(k), attendance & safety bonuses. Normal work week to include overtime. 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IS NOW 1 BR / 2 BA FURNISHED CONDO WITH POOL ON TIMBER ISLAND, UTILITIES INCLUDED ............... $1200 2 BR / 1 BA FURNISHED APARTMENT IN LANARK ...................................................... $500 3 BR / 2 BR HOME IN CARRABELLE ............. ............... ....................... $700 OFFICE BUILDING FOR RENT 1500 SQ FT/ 2 LOTS ................................. $650 HIGHWAY 98 FRONTAGECOMMERCIAL PROPERTY ON HWY 98, UNLIMITED POSSIBILITIES CALL CHARLOTTE FOR DETAILS 850 370 6223 4514221 OFFICE/WAREHOUSE SPACE FOR LEASE @ 151-A Commerce Park 12x12 ofce/bath/ with 800 sq. ft. warehouse space... make this your new business location...$575.00 per month/ 1 year lease call Gina @ 229-8014 today... JOB NOTICE The City of Port St. Joe (pop. 3445) is accepting applications for the following volunteer position:Planning and Development Review Board MemberPlease submit an application to The City of Port St. Joe, Attn. Charlotte Pierce, POB 278, Port St. Joe, FL 32457. Applications can be found on our website cityofportstjoe. com. PDRB Members are appointed by the City Commission and meet on the second Tuesday of each month at 4:00 P.M. EST. The PDRB utilizes the Land Development Regulations and City Ordinances to review complex development requests. PDRB members must live within the City limits and/or own a business within the City limits. If you have any questions, please contact Charlotte Pierce at (850) 229-8261. The Position will close on September 27, 2013, at 3:00 P.M. EST. This is a non paid position. The City of Port St. Joe is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace.4514301 ENTERPRISE SYSTEM MANAGER This position will oversee, coordinate, & manage the daily operation & maintenance of the enterprise administrative systems to support the students, faculty, & staff of GCSC. Develop & manage priorities & timelines for features enhancements, new products & advanced implementations of existing modules. Supervise a team of programmer/analysts & operations staff, & continue to serve as the College’s coordinator of the cross-departmental users’ group team that supports the enterprise administrative system called the Lighthouse system by the College. Requires: Bachelor’s degree with emphasis in Information Technology, Computer Science, Management with IT or project planning focus, Business with IT or project planning focus or related eld. 3-4 years of relevant experience. Range starts at $62,000 Deadline to apply 10/11/13. At GCSC Human Resources, 5230 W. U.S. Highway 98. Additional info: www.gulfcoast.edu/hr. Gulf Coast State College does not discriminate against any person on the basis of any federally protected class in its programs, activities or employment. GCSC Equity Ofcer 850-872-3866 GCSC is an EA/EO/M/F/Vet employer. GCSC Equity Oce 850.873.3516 1113111 right to reject any and all bids. Connie Parrish City Clerk Sept. 19, 26, 2013 95405S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 23-2013-CA-000026 DIVISION: JAMES B. NUTTER & COMPANY, Plaintiff, vs. DOROTHEA GALE PITTS A/K/A DOROTHEA G. PITTS A/K/A DORTHEA G. PITTS, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION TO: DOROTHEA GALE PITTS A/K/A DOROTHEA G. PITTS A/K/A DORTHEA G. PITTS LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 724 COUNTRY CLUB ROAD PORT SAINT JOE, FL 32456 CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN 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 LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: UNKNOWN CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in GULF County, Florida: UNIT C: A PORTION OF SECTION 25, TOWNSHIP 8 SOUTH, RANGE 11 WEST, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS; COMMENCING AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SECTION 36, TOWNSHIP 8 SOUTH, RANGE 11 WEST; THENCE EAST ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 36 FOR 1265.00 FEET; THENCE NORTH AT A RIGHT ANGLE TO SAID SECTION LINE FOR 1010.0 FEET; THENCE NORTH 10 DEGREES 36 MINUTES 42 SECONDS EAST 434.43 FEET; THENCE NORTH 69 DEGREES 48 MINUTES 28 SECONDS EAST 1124.09 FEET; THENCE NORTH 54 DEGREES 08 MINUTES 33 SECONDS EAST 520.68 FEET; THENCE NORTH 10 DEGREES 07 MINUTES 52 SECONDS EAST 619.66 FEET; THENCE NORTH 38 DEGREES 18 MINUTES 31 SECONDS EAST 127.44 FEET; THENCE NORTH 40 DEGREES 09 MINUTES 24 SECONDS EAST 75.04 FEET; THENCE NORTH 10 DEGREES 16 MINUTES 37 SECONDS WEST 551.50 FEET; THENCE NORTH 5 DEGREES 07 MINUTES 13 SECONDS EAST 560.24 FEET; THENCE NORTH 27 DEGREES 17 MINUTES 17 SECONDS EAST 283.56 FEET; THENCE NORTH 1 DEGREES 17 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST 1292.44 FEET FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE SOUTH 88 DEGREES 30 MINUTES 07 SECONDS WEST 168.85 FEET; THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 38 MINUTES 37 SECONDS WEST, 22.43 FEET ALONG THE CHORD OF A CURVE CONCAVE WESTERLY AND HAVING A RADIUS OF 6442.24 FEET AND A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 00 DEGREES 11 MINUTES 59 SECONDS; THENCE NORTH 88 DEGREES 30 MINUTES 07 SECONDS EAST, 168.81 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 43 MINUTES 54 SECONDS EAST, 22.47 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses within 30 days after the first publication, if any, on Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L., Plaintiff’s attorney, whose address is 4919 Memorial Highway, Suite 200, Tampa, Florida 33634, and file the original with 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. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court on this 24th day of June, 2013. Rebecca L.Norris Clerk of the Court By: B.A. Baxter As 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 F13000564 Sept. 19, 26, 2013 95425S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY CASE NO.: 2013-45-CA HANCOCK BANK, a Mississippi banking corporation, as assignee of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, as Receiver for Peoples First Community Bank, a Florida banking corporation, Plaintiff, vs. STEVEN GRINSLADE and ANGELA M. GRINSLADE, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the undersigned Clerk of the Circuit Court of Gulf County, Florida, pursuant to the Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure, entered in this cause, will sell the property at public sale to the highest bidder for cash, except as set forth hereinafter, on October 17, 2013, at 11:00 am Eastern Time in the lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse located at 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456 in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes, the following described real property lying and being in Gulf County, Florida, to-wit: Lot 1, Block A, Unit Number 1 of Red Bull Island, Gulf County, Florida, further described as follows: Commence at the Southeast Corner of U.S. Government Lot No. 2 of Fractional Section 30, Township 4 South, Range 9 West, Gulf County, Florida; thence run North 145.4 feet along the Lot line; thence run N8505’W 137.0 feet along the South right of way line of Red Bull Island Drive; thence run S2546’E 225.4 feet, thence run N4002’E 60.0 feet along the Northwest Bank of the Chipola River to the Point of Beginning This Notice dated this 11th day of September, 2013. Rebecca Norris Clerk, of Circuit Court By: B.A. Baxter Deputy Clerk Sept. 19, 26, 2013 95409S PUBLIC NOTICE The Port St. Joe Redevelopment Agency will hold a public workshop to discuss the addition of playground equipment and potential playground improvements to the Washington Gym Complex. The meeting will be held at 6 PM on Tuesday, September 24 at the WIG Center, 401 Peters Street, Port St. Joe, FL. For information, call Gail Alsobrook at 850-229-6899. September 19, 2013 95417S PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE Gulf County will hold a public hearing on September 24, 2013 at 8:45 a.m., E.T. The sole purpose of this meeting will be to discuss the County’s application for a grant under the Florida Recreation Development Assistance Program (FRDAP) during the 2014/2015 funding cycle. The applications are due September 30, 2013, and this grant application is being submitted for proposed improvements to Dead Lakes Park (Phase II). Gulf County will hold the meeting in the County Commission Board Room which is located in the Robert Moore Administration Building, 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd, Port St. Joe, Florida. The public is encouraged to attend. Individuals with disabilities wishing to attend, who will need special accommodations, should contact Towan Kopinsky at 229-6144. /s/ Tynalin Smiley Chairman September 19, 2013 ADOPTION:Affectionate College Sweethearts. Secure Stay-Home-Mom await baby. j Carolyn & Chris j j 1-800-552-0045 j Expenses Pd FLBar42311 Mexico Beach: 309 Hatley Dr. Sat, 9/21 7am-11amGarage Sale Lots of good stuff, no clothes! 3 bikes, golf clubs (full set), fishing, gas space heater, glassware and much more! Text FL65840 to 56654 Port Saint Joe: 1006 Avenue A Sat. Sat, 9/21 8am -3pmHuge Yard Sale Too many items to name. Something for everyone! Text FL65848 to 56654 Port St Joe 2720 State Rd 30-A (Corner of C-30 and Golf Course Rd). Saturday Sept 21 8am til 2pm Huge Yard Sale! 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On-call rotation is a requirement in this position; annual base salary $28,000. Bachelor degree in counseling, social work or related fields plus relevant experience or a Master’s degree and experience in related field. All degrees must be from accredited institutions Mail resume and application to: 2121 Lisenby Ave, Panama City, FL 32405, or fax: 850-769-0855. Obtain application at www.anchorage childrenshome.org Close date: September 30, 2013 EEO/DFWP Web-Id 34265468 txt FL65468 to 56654 Professional Anchorage Children’s Home House ParentThis position provides direct support and guidance to children in sibling groups between the ages of 6-12 years of age in an 8 bed group home setting. In order to provide stability and consistent services to the youth, this position requires the House Parent to work a rotating shift of four days on and four days off, house parents reside at the group home when working their four day shift. 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50 For breaking news, visit www.starfl.comSubscribe to The Star800-345-8688For your hometown paper delivered to your home! Real Estate Ad deadline is Thursday 11 a.m. ET Legal ad deadline is Friday 11 a.m. ET Display ad deadline is Friday 11 a.m. ET 227-1278 Classi ed deadline is Monday 5 p.m. ET 747-5020 TABLE OF CONTENTS Thursday, SEPTEMBER 19, 2013 YEAR 75, NUMBER 48Opinion . . . . . . . . . . A4-A5Letters to the Editor . . . . . A4-A5Outdoors . . . . . . . . . . . .A6 Sports . . . . . . . . . . . . .A7School News . . . . . . . . . . B3Faith . . . . . . . . . . . . . B4Obituaries . . . . . . . . . . . B4Classi eds . . . . . . . . . .B6-B8 By TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com Permitting for dredging of the Port St. Joe shipping channel got its of cial start last week. With an agreement with the St. Joe Company addressing the local match on a state grant in place, the Port St. Joe Port Authority of cially signed an agreement with the Florida Department of Transportation. The agreement secures a $1 million FDOT grant, with St. Joe agreeing to provide the $250,000 local match, to fund the permitting for dredging the shipping channel to its authorized 35 feet. Collecting the data for the permit already is underway with Hatch Mott MacDonald engineering the permitting for the Port Authority.Port Authority signs dredge permit grant By WES LOCHER 229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star .com The Mexico Beach city council decided on a new city clerk this week, even if the results werent unanimous. Adrian Welle of Pierz, Minn. will be offered the position this week. Welle has experience working for the city of Upsala in central Minnesota, a city with a population of just over 400 people and received praise for his faceto-face interview with the council. During a special meeting held on Monday the council gathered to discuss the candidates it had interviewed in the weeks since previous clerk Sharon McGhees abrupt resignation. The council narrowed Mexico Beach votes on new city clerk See CITY CLERK A3 See DREDGE A2By TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com A debate engaged in Florida for more than two years which had an airing in Gulf County this summer has been put to rest, at least locally. The Gulf County School Board on Tuesday denied a formal grievance brought by the Gulf Education Association, the union representing teachers, concerning the process used in this summers Reduction in Force. In one sense, the arguments echoed a larger discussion in the state since the 2011 legislative passage of a sweeping education bill. Among a host of other provisions, that bill include a prohibition for local districts undertaking a Reduction in Force from using seniority in any way in the process of identifying teachers to be laid off. That provision was at the heart of the GEA grievance that the statute was in con ict with the teachers master contract and the contract, not the statute should control until the expiration of the contract in 2014. The union also argued that its grievance should carry because the district failed to respond in a timely fashion. The union sought to force the district to use the master contract, which mandates that the least senior teachers be the rst let go, in the RIF process. Mark Powell, attorney for the union, argued that has the master contract, rati ed initially in 2010 with an expiration of 2014, mandated the district use seniority in RIF decisions. The Florida Constitution bars state statute from trumping an existing contract, so to not follow the contract was an error by Superintendent of Schools Jim Norton. The RIF was inconsistent with the contract, Powell told the School Board. The law requires you to follow the contract rather than the statute enacted after the contract was put in place. To follow the statute instead of the contract entered into by both parties is an incorrect action. The relief he sought was for the district to return to the beginning and have a do-over on the RIF adhering to the dictates of the contract. Board attorney Charles Costin said, however, that the board was unable to follow Powells suggestion because state law barred them from considering seniority in any fashion solely teacher evaluations instead School board denies union grievance on RIFSee RIF A3By TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com As a child, the late Dr. Harold Canning wanted a horse badly. His family could not afford one. In the sleepy town of Wewahitchka during the 1950s and 60s, the children of his new hometown would help ll that childhood void. Canning passed away 43 years ago, having arrived in Wewahitchka in 1949 after meeting the late David Carl Gaskin and a delegation from Wewahitchka in Jacksonville on a search for a town physician. He and his wife fell in love with the small town after entering past the West Arm Creek and the Sign of the Shiner promoting a longtime local eatery, according to a story recounted years ago by Judge David Taunton. Until his death from throat cancer in 1970, Canning established a legacy of outreach to the children of the town, A HORSE TALESaddlin Seminoles to reunite Oct. 5 quotequote id quote nameJUMP From Page 6AFrom page 6A Subscribe to The StarCall 227-1278For your hometown paper delivered to your home!Opinions4A Letters to the Editor5A Sports 10A Society News2-3B Obituaries 4B Church News 5B Law Enforcement8B School News 10B Legals 11B Classieds 12-13B Trades & Services14B INDEXA Freedom Newspaper Real Estate Advertising Deadline Thursday 11:00 am ET Display Advertising Deadline Friday 11:00 am ET227-1278Classified Line-Advertising Deadline Monday 5:00 pm ET747-5020 xxxx xxxxxxx 1BVISITTHESTARONLINEATWWW.STARFL.COM XXXXX XXXXXXYOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER SINCE 1937 YEAR 75, NUMBER 48 YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER SINCE 1937 THE S TAR Celebrate a list-topping park|B1PHOTOS COURTESY OF NELLIE WADE | Special to The StarWewahitchka became known around the Southeast due to the travels of the Saddlin Seminoles. In front left is Dr. Harold Canning. At right, Tunnie Wade rides Mahogany Princess for the Port St. Joe Christmas parade.See TALE A5By TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com The residents of North Port St. Joe should see work on water line replacement begin in November. During their regular bi-monthly meeting Tuesday, Port St. Joe city commissioners approved seeking grant funding to nish improvements at the Chipola Pump Station as well as the purchase of materials to perform a second phase of line replacement in-house. Clay Smallwood of Preble Rish Engineers said the bid process for the work on line replacement in North Port St. Joe should mean the awarding of the contract midOctober with work beginning within 30 days. You should see dramatic improvements in water quality early next year, said Bruce Ballister with the Apalachee Regional Planning Council during a meeting last month. The North Port St. Joe section, which includes Avenues B-D, was pulled out of the rst phase of line replacement, completed earlier this year, in order for the city to pursue a Community Development Block Grant, administered by the ARPC, for the work. That saved money from a grant/loan package from the State Revolving Fund. The section of work was further delayed while the city sought a USDA grant for sidewalk improvements along Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. in the heart of North Port St. Joe. The sidewalk work and water line replacement will be performed simultaneously. Commissioners approved spending $64,172 on materials for the second phase of line replacement, which will be concentrated in residential areas of the city.NPSJ line replacement begins in NovemberSee WATER A8 WANT TO GO?The Saddling Seminoles will hold a reunion at 11 a.m. Oct. 5 at Parker Farm. Attendees are asked to bring any photos as well as a covered dish and drink or tea.

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LocalA2 | The Star Thursday, September 19, 2013 Port director Tommy Pitts said a pre-application meeting, originally set for this week, was pushed back to Sept. 30 to allow for a more complete collection of data. The key for the pre-application meeting during which state agencies will provide input and insight on the direction of dredging is to have as complete an application on the other side as possible. We want to be able to conne the requests for more information from state agencies to a minimum, Pitts said. Additionally, researchers were in the water beginning two weeks ago conducting a seagrass survey. The hope is that the survey can be completed and reviewed by the end of the month.Outreach campaignPort Authority board members put a sharper point on efforts to secure support, particularly financial, as the bottom line shrinks and development appears poised for takeoff in the coming months and years. Port attorney Tom Gibson reported that feedback from a tax attorney indicates donations to the Port Authority would be tax-deductible. Gibson could not secure a written opinion due to cost, but board chairman Leonard Costin, a certified public accountant, said the information was identical to his understanding. I have no doubt in my mind it is tax deductible, Costin said. Costin reported he had already secured $2,200 in pledges to the Port Authority, which is trying to raise revenue to meet basic operational needs as a new budget year arrives the first of next month. The Port Authoritys bare-bones budget for the coming year earmarks $2,640 per month for operations. We are trying to get the community involved, Costin said. We are going broke. Weve got to get some people to support us. Costin received pushback from several board members about proposals to solicit funds in the community, including placing change jars at stores around town and seeking pledges from small businesses. The citizens here and the businesses here pay too much for the infrastructure here, said board member Eugene Raffield. Board member Patrick Jones disagreed. He noted that there are big pots of money available from the state and feds to undertake dredging and other activities, but no money available for operations. The plan was to watch every penny spent and the board will prioritize how funds raised are spent. But community buy-in for the effort, to maintain a Port Authority, presence, was critical. It is up to people to decide if it is worthwhile to participate in this effort, Jones said. To not ask is to not do everything. Raffield said he is working with state officials and agencies to secure support for the Port of Port St. Joe. He said he has made inroads though was not in a position to outline specifics. The focus, Raffield said, should be on soliciting help from state officials for two fundamental reasons: Funds exist, and port development represents a regional opportunity. We have infrastructure here that has been paid for in the tens of millions of dollars, Raffield said. You have a major system here. We have been in a coma. We have to get out of the coma and walk together. Its not about us, its about our future. We have a real chance, here. This is a regional issue. The cost of doing nothing, Costin added, would be continued rising poverty in the county, declining enrollment and funding for schools and negative impacts to the business community. The cost of not doing anything, what a cost regionally, Costin said. Raffield said Eastern Shipbuilding and the announcement from more than a year ago that the company would be coming to Port St. Joe to establish a ship-outfitting facility has left a bad taste in peoples eyes as the company has yet to come to Gulf County. He said the company is filling berths in Bay County and will need to expand, but the fact the company has yet to do so, while failing to communicate a clear timetable the proposed arrival of Eastern has been pegged several times only to be pushed back was a sore point. I dont know who the quarterback is on that without any update, Raffield said. We dont know what is going on. County Commissioner Warren Yeager, present for last weeks meeting of the Port Authority, said Eastern continues to pay its lease with St. Joe and remains committed to moving into Gulf County. It is about timing, Yeager said. At some point it is going to happen. Yeager also suggested that the Port Authority speak to the Economic Development Alliance, Inc. about possible assistance the EDA could provide the Port Authority to meet operational expenses. It is critical to keep (local operations) going, Yeager said. 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Capital City Bank is suing to foreclose on a port-owned parcel which serves as a barge terminal, with bulkhead and uplands. The parcel sits along the Intracoastal Waterway. Capital City Bank is seeking to foreclose on a $4.1-plus million mortgage taken out by the Port Authority. The judge wants to allow for more argument and new presentations of the arguments, said port attorney Tom Gibson. Gibson theorized that Fishel, who just rotated into Gulf County within the 14th Judicial Circuit, was surprised by the complexity and importance of the case. He suggested that the previous hearing held last month was compressed, scheduled for just 30 minutes, and Fishel would like to hear more detail on the case. The Port Authoritys defense team is arguing that the Port Authority lacked the authority to mortgage the 37-acre parcel. The question is whether the port had the capability to mortgage public land without a referendum, Gibson said. Under Florida law there must be a public referendum to approve the mortgaging of public land, Gibson said. The argument is we didnt have the power to enter into that transaction, Gibson said, noting that the port, as a special district under Florida statutes, can borrow and issues bonds. A date and time for a new hearing has not been set, Gibson said, adding he had no idea of a timetable. The judges ruling following the hearing, whenever it might come, would come down to one of three possibilities, Gibson said. A win for Capital City Bank would enforce the mortgage and lead to foreclosure on the parcel. A win for the Port Authority would mean the mortgage was invalid on its face, Gibson said. The judge could also rule that the mortgage was unenforceable but the note the Port Authority owes Capital City Bank remained a debt that must be paid. The Port Authority sought a compromise with Capital City Bank prior to the previous court hearing. The Port Authority would add teeth to the enforceability of the mortgage in return for Capital City dropping the foreclosure process to allow the port time to develop and generate revenue.Port foreclosure lawsuit receives new hearing Capital City Bank is seeking to foreclose on a $4.1-plus million mortgage taken out by the Port Authority.We are trying to get the community involved. We are going broke. Weve got to get some people to support us.Leonard Costin board chairman

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Thursday, September 19, 2013 NOTICEOFPROPOSEDTAXINCREASETheGulfCountyBoardofCountyCommissionershastentatively adoptedameasuretoincreaseitspropertytaxlevy. Lastyearspropertytaxlevy: A.Initiallyproposedtaxlevy $8,188,527 B.LesstaxreductionsduetoValueAdjustmentBoard andotherassessmentchanges $(669) C.Actualpropertytaxlevy $8,189,196 Thisyearsproposedtaxlevy $9,260,146 Allconcernedcitizensareinvitedtoattendapublichearingonthetax increasetobeheldon: Tuesday,September24th,2013 At5:01P.M.,E.T. InthemeetingroomattheRobertM.MooreAdm.Bldg. CourthouseComplex 1000CecilG.Costin,Sr.Boulevard PortSt.Joe,Florida32456 AFINALDECISIONontheproposedtaxincreaseandthebudget willbemadeatthishearing. BUDGETSUMMARYGULFCOUNTYBOARDOFCOUNTY COMMISSIONERS FISCALYEAR2013-2014 LocalThe Star| A3the list to three candidates before taking their ofcial vote. All members, with the exception of Mayor Al Cathey, voted to offer the position to Welle. I was impressed with Adrian, said councilman Lanny Howell during discussion of the candidates. He was my rst choice. Councilman Jack Mullen agreed with Howell and said that he believed Welle to be an excellent candidate. He has hands-on experience working with a city, said Mullen. Cathey pled a case to his fellow councilmembers to consider Mexico Beach resident Christina Adams, a name he also brought up several times prior to McGhee being hired. Ive known her for many years and she had an awesome interview, said Cathey. Welle doesnt need Mexico Beach as bad. I think its just a stopover to get where he really wants to go. Councilwoman Tanya Castro echoed Howell and Mullen and said that Welle was an excellent candidate and that he appeared to be a quick study. Councilman Bobby Pollock seemed to agree with both choices but cast his vote for Welle. Christina had a wonderful interview, said Pollock. Adrian is my rst choice. I think hell t in good with our city. Cathey offered to reach out to Welle with a job offer as well as the other candidates to inform them of their application status. Welle had previously told the council that if hired he would be available to start Nov. 1. Provided that Welle accepts the position, the council will ask him to consider starting his new role as soon as Oct. 7. The starting salary for the city clerk position will remain at $50,000 annually with a six-month probationary period. McGhee was just a month into her tenure when the mayor made a motion to re her and cited a slow learning curve as a reason. McGhee said that she didnt fully understand her job responsibilities and was given conicting information by various city employees. Leading up to the hiring of Welle, the council spent several meetings drafting a new job description for the city clerk and a contract detailing the roles many responsibilities. Castro had empathized with McGhee and wanted to ensure that the next clerk fully understood the councils expectations. Lets have the contract ready, Castro said to her fellow councilmembers. Lets be more proactive this time. CITY CLERK from page A1 in the RIF. If the law says the RIF can not be done by seniority, any timelines are moot, Costin said, echoing one of the arguments from Jerry Copeland, who represented Nortons interests in the hearing. Copeland argued that the Senate Bill passed in 2011 that put in place the process for considerations during a RIF essentially wiped out that language in the master contract. You can not grieve language in a contract that no longer exists, Copeland said. And given the dictates from Tallahassee, We are a little bafed why this grievance even exists. Copeland said the district had attempted to negotiate the impacts of the Senate Bill on the master contract after its 2011 passage but the union had countered it was not willing to negotiate issues which were subject to litigation. Further, Copeland noted that the Senate Bill and its application specically impacts on local collective bargaining contracts had thus far been found constitutional in the courts, though cases remain on appeal. In my opinion this board has no other alternative except to dismiss this grievance, Copeland said. Powell contended that state law could not change a contract, but under questioning from Costin, a key point, at least for Costin and in turn the board emerged. Copeland argued, though Powell disagreed, that the contract had been reopened in 2012, leaving salary schedules and language in place. That he said constituted a re-adoption of the contract. Costin agreed and suggested to the board that this was a central point; as the contract had been in a form re-adopted, as noted in the Senate Bill, the contract language regarding the RIF was trumped by the statute passed in 2011. My concern is that the language has been re-adopted, then the statute controls, Costin said. During the RIF earlier this summer, the district reduced three positions at Wewahitchka Jr./Sr. High School, two at Wewahitchka Elementary School and one non-instructional position at WES. Among the teachers let go, three had more than 30 years experience, one 26 years and another six. RIF from page A1

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Circulation:1-800-345-8688 OPINION www.starfl.com ASectionBeing interested in a charity my cousins husband does a lot of work with, I started doing a little research. After just a little while, I ended up in Frogeye or Frog Eye, Alabama. There are folks who spell it both ways. Therefore, if someone ever asks me, How do you get to Frogeye? I will be prepared to honestly answer, You do a little research. This fellow, who is my cousins husband, does a lot of work with the group, Soles for Souls, who as you would guess collects shoes and clothes and sees that folks around the world who need them get them. Its very admirable and Im sure, a rewarding thing to do. In addition to his footwork, my cousins husband drives a school bus and preaches. He does a lot of good stuff. He is the pastor of the Mountain Springs Baptist Church in Frogeye, Alabama. It seems like he is doing a pretty good job because he has been there for a number of years, having the privilege of being the 25th pastor since the church opened its doors in 1884. Since he is technically family, I would like to note that he was not around when they were having troubles with the congregation getting a little wild. Its amazing what you can nd on the internet. It seems that Frogeye had its share of folks who might stray every once in a while. Speci cally, back around 1900, some members of the Mountain Springs Baptist Church were turned out of the church for drinking liquor, dancing, taking the Lords name in vain and cursing. Oh goodness gracious, this happened over a hundred years ago and an area newspaper reported in their October. 21, 1903 edition, this past Sunday there were 2 ghts at the Mountain Springs Baptist Church. The paper noted that it was just a fuss over some gambling at the schoolhouse earlier. The writer noted that law abiding God serving people should look into this. Well, Id agree with that I guess. It always makes me feel better when I read or hear about troubles a long time ago, even in little places like Frogeye, Alabama. Im not sure how many folks live in Frogeye because the census doesnt keep up with the small community in Tallapoosa Countys exact population. They do keep up with the population of Goldville, also in Tallapoosa County, which was noted as 55 in 2011. I would have to assume that the population of Frogeye is less than that. On Sundays when my cousins husband preaches, the population goes up. They get about 70 folks on Sunday mornings, thats a good thing. We nd some of the best and most interesting stories in small towns and communities. The heroes seem to be just bigger there. Im pretty sure there are some good ones up north, also. In Frogeye, you can nd stories about the Hodnett family who still play an important part in the community, stories of the ferries that used to run across the Tallapoosa River and stories of the famous sorghum syrup made by Mr. Joe. One fellow who passed through Frogeye on a regular basis was Dr. James Thomas Clack, who was featured in Time Magazine and on Bob Ripleys Believe It or Not radio program in 1940. You see, Dr. Clack, or Dr. Tom as he was known went door to door helping sick folks and delivering babies. Door to door doctors were not uncommon in those days, but there had to be a catch for Time Magazine and Ripleys Believe It or Not to be interested. There was. Dr. Tom was blind. My football career started in the front yard. The south end zone was the front sidewalk. The north goal line stretched from the telephone pole out by the Como Road to the drain pipe under the driveway. The teams consisted of me and David Mark on one side and Leon on the other. We blamed the scarcity of players on Mom and Dad; that was all the children they had. And they moved to a remote area out on the edge of town. The side boundaries were marked by a couple young maple trees that bordered Stonewall Street on one side and the house on the other. We didnt have white lines running across the grass so we had some serious rhubarbs as to exactly where a runner stepped out of bounds between those trees. It was a little easier on the house side. We just looked for the blood or the dent in the wall. Leon was ve years older than me and he had six and a half years on David. Those were light years in terms of growth, strength and power when Leon was ten and me and Dave hadnt entered kindergarten yet. We played tackle football, of course, and one of us had to snap it back to Leon and then turn and attack him. Leon mostly ran over us and scored at will. But, listen, we didnt just stand there! None of us had actually seen a real football game. But the objective was crystal clear. David would dive at Leons knees, Id jump on his back. We couldnt spell teamwork but if we were going to get him to the ground, we had to do it together! And I can still remember to this day how my little heart would beat with fear and trepidation when I tried to run around the right end with mighty Leon bearing down on me from his middle linebacker position! He knocked the wind out of me so many times I showed up for the post game meal looking like a crumpled up sail. I also remember how my heart would soar on those rare occasions when Dave would toss me a pass that Leon didnt de ect and Id take off toward Como Street! The score didnt matter. The shellacking Id been taking against the house, the trees and the ground forgotten. The blood on my shirt glistened as courage marks. I raced across the goal line in triumph! Of course, the euphoric tide tuned in a nanosecond. We had to kick off to the giant! Football can lift you up to unbelievable heights one minuteand humble you to a spot lower than a whales belly the next. I never had a football coach that didnt compare the game to life. And those same coaches, in between yelling and blowing whistles at you, taught that it didnt matter how many times you got knocked down..it was how many times you got up that counted! Our games grew as Joe and Richard Gooch, Terry Kennon and the King boys moved to the neighborhood. We didnt know didley squat about social networking, playing by the rules or that grease paint you could put under your eyes. We chose up sides as to best enhance the game and went to playing. There were never any grown-ups in these back yard affairs. No of cials. No timekeepers. No cheerleaders and no commercials. And very little arguing We were playing a game. For fun. And excitement. And for the shear joy of living! Listen, it sure beat the heck out of cleaning fence rows and pitching heavy bales of hay onto a slow moving wagon. We took road trips to that stadium over on Forest Avenue between where Ricky Hale and Jimmy Mabry lived. I near bout broke my leg in the Gwaltneys side yard across from the Methodist Church. I knocked myself out running into John Ingram in that vacant lot beside Betty Scates house. Our world was expanding! Dad bought a TV. We learned to throw slant passes, bring an outside linebacker and double cover a dangerous wide receiver. We all went out for the junior high team and moved on to high school where the aforementioned coaches dispensed their life lessons in between bull in the ring and the grass drills. Those were the days my friend Another football season is upon us. We will hear chants of Were Number One till we all go stark raving crazy. Nike, Gatorade and Under Armor commercials will rule the air ways. We will tolerate prima donna quarterbacks and overpaid kickers because they might help us win. We will hear teeth whitened analyst give us way more information than we care to digest on why Texas A&M wont make it to the title game, what happened to Frank Beamers special teams, can Alabama three peat and where will Tim Tebow land next. And thats just in the rst week! It all seems a little over the top for me. You talk about big business. Big money. And big egos. I cant gure out if we are playing a game or providing some type of frenzied mayhem to the masses. I dont pretend to know much about football. But I hope its still about young boys learning to get along, facing square up to adversity, accepting a few defeats, growing more than just a tad and, most of all, feeling that wind rushing against their faces in that special moment of individual triumph. Its all in the game. Respectfully, Kes HUNKER DOWNKesley ColbertOh yeah, we heard the crowd roar! CRANKS MY TRACTORBN HeardWelcome to FrogeyeThursday, September 19, 2013 Page 4A know-nothing, do-whatever BOCCDear Editor, In case you havent noticed over the past several months our County Commission has consistently voted to stay ignorant of facts and information which may help them make better decisions, govern more ef ciently, spend our money more wisely, keep us better informed, and represent us more effectively. It began when one Commissioner proposed changes to put discipline into the process of preparing the meeting agendas. The proposal would insure advance notice of topics to be discussed at meetings, thereby better informing the public before resolution. It would lead to more public discussion of complex issues before taking action at a subsequent meeting. It would facilitate better staff work and allow Department Heads to respond to questions and/or advise Commissioners. Four of the Commissioners quickly voted it down. One said he liked acting quickly, one said in effect he preferred ying by the seat of his pants, one said he knew everything and can make decisions on issues on the spot, one said he did not understand super majorities. Oh wow, really? Yes, look it up, 4-1 vote to limit information/knowledge and act hastily! Next meeting: County wide voting/ redistricting was the topic. The consulting attorney we taxpayers pay to advise the BOCC on the issues informed the Board that a study was needed to determine if minority populations are geographically restricted thereby disadvantaged at the polls. The board voted 3-2 to pursue the information. Thats right. Two commissioners voted not to nd out, stay ignorant! Really? Yes, you can look it up! Next meeting: A Commissioner brought up the subject of the County Jail, a 1.2-plus million dollar budget line item. Among the issues: true cost to farm out prisoners to Bay County and possible savings, invite a free courtesy inspection by experts to see how much liability we could be facing despite the million-plus dollars paid by taxpayers, can we afford our own jail? Are we running it well? Maybe we can run an effective program or save enough money to eventually run one well? What happened? You guessed it: a 4-1 vote on the spot not to consider the issues or invite experts to look. The STAFF wanted to deny even commissioners access. Really? Yes, a vote to stay ignorant and ill-informed while spending $1,200, 000plus. You can look it up! Next meeting: A resident asked for information concerning stormwater damage despite an expensive past project he thought should have protected his property. Many aspects of this issue were discussed and some information brought the county bid selection process and possibly quality of work into question. Well, three of our enlightened commissioners immediately jumped ship and plead ignorance not on the Board when it happened. The fourth said he voted against it. The four and the new commissioner agreed something was amiss. It should not happen again and must be looked into so the process can be xed. Then, at the next meeting chaos reigned. Innocence claimed by several, the information provided by the STAFF was incomplete or inaccurate. Are they ignorant or complicit? No resolution, no real fact nding. Ok, no problem. Just continue to fact nd, get to the bottom of it remember last meeting three of them plead total ignorance (what new). So what happened? You guessed it a 4-1 vote to stay ignorant and stop demanding information from the overworked STAFF paid by us taxpayers. No, really, yes a vote to stay ignorant, we no longer need to nd out what happened. Instead embarrass (they hoped) the Commissioner who keeps seeking information and public knowledge. How dare she keep seeking facts, keep trying to inform the public, keep trying to govern effectively, keep asking questions, shut down the nosy woman! My fellow residents this ignorance/stupidity/or maliciousness must stop. We must not tolerate bad governance as the norm. In addition to their ineptness, what should really anger you is they think you are stupid enough to fall for it. Next election is 2014 get ready. Two of them should be voted out! Citizen T. Paine A 20 year resident / Gulf County taxpayer What are they hiding and afraid of?Dear Editor, An amazing display of insubordination, disrespect and obvious conspiracy by Mr. Don Butler and (shall we call them men?) of the Gulf County Commission to suppress and stop Commissioner Bryan in her open and honest effort to obtain answers about contract procedures that has led to ooding issues in her district. Obviously, Butler is the key to how contracts were left with our tax dollars to unquali ed vendors, and, on the surface, Butler appears quite concerned about looking in the rear view mirror. He uses the smoke screen of how busyness, sick employees and other lame excuses to lay the ground work for his attempt to make the public aware that they do not have the time to cooperate with Commissioner Bryan as he obviously does with the other commissioners. If Mr. Butler was in the corporate world and spoke to a board member like that, I assure you, he would be meeting with the board immediately after the meeting and handed his walking papers. He also seems quite assured of his position by his attack on Commissioner Bryan due to the fact he has direct communication with other commissioners prior to all meetings to protect his interest and orchestrate the circus performance we witnessed. You would think if it is discovered that the county has a habit of allowing contracts to unquali ed vendors resulting in huge liability exposure and unnecessary costs with our tax dollars that all ve commissioners would be concerned instead of participating in what appears to be a cover up. If you really look into it, none of the current commissioners approved the Americus Ditch LETTERS TO THE EDITOR See CRANKS A5 See LETTERS A5

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The Star| A5Thursday, September 19, 2013 Localbankerswhoknowbusiness.AtCapitalCityBank,weknowrunningabusinessisnteasy.Ittakesdrive,dedication andhardworktokeepthedoorsopen.Andwhileweofferplentyofinnovativetools andservicestohelpbusinesseslikeyours,wealsoknowthatitsourpeoplewhoreally makethedifference. Ourbankersareyourneighbors,customersandfriends,withtheexperiencethatmakes ourbusinesstherightchoiceforyours.Callorvisitusonlinetolearnmore.Wellbehere withafamiliarfaceandahelpinghandwhenyourereadytoputustoworkforyou. 850.229.2110 www.ccbg.com/businessSandyPrice |CommunityBanker CRANKS from page A4Dr. Toms lost his eyesight right after he started practicing medicine, but through the eyes of his wife he continued practicing medicine for many years. His wife Theresa or Miss Resa as she was known traveled with him and told him what she saw, and together they helped a whole lot of folks in Tallapoosa, Randolph and Chambers Counties going door to door. You have to ask, Where did Frogeye or Frog Eye get its name? One lady, the Froglady, notes that what she was told was that it had to do with a ceramic frog. The ceramic frog sat in a saloon that was in the area. The saloon sold both legal and illegal liquor. Honestly, I dont know the difference, but evidently there was. When the state boys were in town, the owner of the saloon would close one eye on the frog or have him winking at you. That was the clue not to ask for or talk about the illegal liquor. If the frog had both eyes open, all was clear. It makes perfectly good sense to me. The Froglady also had a copy of Ms. Irenes Wash Day Instructions from 1916. Frogeyes Ms. Irene was one of the Hodnetts. The instructions were very thorough including things like bild re, bilin water, sorting things into three piles and scrubbing hard. The list of instructions is a story by itself. However, the way she put herself on the porch at the end of this wash day would make any man want to go to Frogeye, Alabama (where my cousins husband lays down good sermons on Sundays). From Ms. Irenes, Final Step Step Number 12, Turn tubs upside down. Go put on fresh dress. Smooth hair with side combs. Brew cup tea. Set & rest, rock a spell. And count blessings. Now that Cranks My Tractor. Find more stories at www.CranksMyTractor. com. contract and one existing commissioner voted against it. So who are they protecting and why would they go to these extremes to try and shut down this request for information? Could it be that the commissioners who oppose the request for information have Mr. Butlers interest higher than the people of the county coupled with their attempt to send a message to Commissioner Bryan that they will shut her down with anything she brings up as they have demonstrated in past meetings? You decide. The Freedom of Information Act is something the commissioners cannot mess up or prevent as they do with their so called home rules. If they interfere or prevent access to these records by public requests, they will expose themselves to severe repercussions. While they think they can bask in their futile attempt to prevent Commissioner Bryan from obtaining information and in effect take away her constitutional authority to represent District 3 as an elected of cial, I want Commissioner Bryan to know we do not agree with Mr. Butler and his cronies. So, Commissioner Bryan, if you need any documentation from our county records, please let me know and we will fund the cost required so that you can discover what is really going on.Citizens Improving Gulf CountySeeing but not perceivingDear Editor, As the media announced the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision validating homosexual marriage, many people expressed great joy with the decision. That court decision is now the law of the land. Throughout the United States, federal and states will pass prohomosexual laws, some in the near future. The homosexual cause will expand. The traditional marriage between one man and one woman has always been accepted as a union created by the God of Judaism and the Christian Church. However, Jesus Christ prophesied directly about marriage that would be a great sign of the end of the age. The books of Matthew 24:37 and Luke 17:26 record the prophecy of Jesus. As it was in the days of Noah, so will it be in the days of man. They ate, they drank, they married, and were given in marriage, until the day Noah entered the ark. We must remember that the behavior of Noahs generation had degenerated to the point of Gods destruction. The expression of marrying and giving in marriage has taken on a prophetic ful llment with the U.S. Courts mandate of marrying male with male and female with female that must be allowed under penalty of law. Those laws that prohibited the marriage of male with male and female with female became illegal administration under the guidelines of the court. In the absence of any other replacement to our traditional marriage other than this Supreme Court decision, the Marrying prophecy must be applied to homosexual marriage. Giving in marriage. A man and woman could become married using one of two authorities. One authority is a court magistrate; the other authority is the Church. Neither authority exercised marriage under threat of law. After the marriage ceremony, the church minister or magistrate would give the marriage noti cation to state government. State government basically served as a record keeper. By authority of the U.S. Supreme Court decision, the federal courts will be the monitor or Giver of authority for the bonding of homosexual marriage, and records keeper. The prophecy of marriage and giving in marriage has not been activated. However, the homosexual cause will not cease. Government, both federal and state, will enact laws favorable to homosexual expansion. This behavior will become politically correct. As the stratum of our political stations, media and academe abandons Christian belief, the void will be lled with legal codes and statutes that will encourage sensual desires and conduct. As the generation of Noahs day had become engrossed in all activities despicable in the eyes of God, so shall our generation if we continue across the threshold of the day of the Lord dispensation. What happens now? You decide. It is your destiny. You are imputed to direct and control that destiny within your ability. Each of us must guard against seeing but not believing.Frankie MillsWewahitchka LETTERS from page A4 founding, among other organizations, a local boxing club. But Cannings most enduring legacy may have been the Saddlin Seminoles, a traveling horse club comprised of local kids that would perform all over Florida and the Southeast and bring discipline and hard work to a generation of young folks. For just the third time since Cannings passing, and the rst time in 12 years, the Saddlin Seminoles will reunite the morning of Oct. 5 at Parker Farm in Wewahitchka. We are just going to get together and tell stories and socialize, said Nellie Wade, Cannings nurse and right-hand in the Saddlin Seminoles. We have about 42 people con rmed and we will be remembering another 14 or so who have passed away. Dr. Canning was an amazing man. The Seminoles made a difference in a lot of childrens lives. Wade met Canning when he and his wife arrived in Wewahitchka following the encounter with Gaskin in 1949. Wade had been in the town for a few years, working for Dr. Anderson, who was about to enter the armed forces. I was on my hands and knees doing inventory, Wade said of the former of ce, a space now occupied by a beauty salon. He came walking in there, this big man. I wasnt supposed to keep working because his wife came with him, but I never got out of there. Im not sure his wife wanted to work. Canning sketched out a business model early for Wade. He would take care of his insurance payments, pay her and maintain a roof over his head, but beyond that his money, in a sense, belonged to the children of the town. That rst day he came walking in and just started taking up with the kids, Wade said. Everything he did, he said, was about the kids. He told Wade that since he was a little boy in Georgia, working at a feed store, he wanted a horse but his family could not afford one. He was going to get some horses and start a club, Wade said. Wade said her support of a program that would ultimately teach her own children a lesson or two was immediate. I was all with him, Wade said. Canning bought, fed and kept each horse he purchased, the number reaching eventually reaching 27, Wade remembered. He kept the horses in a barn that had seen better days and called it Hardly Able Stables. He underwrote travel for his group, horses, children and all. If a truck or trailer broke or broke down, Canning would foot the bill. He never asked for a dime, Wade said. And the kids, Wade said, Found us. We practiced every Sunday. He started taking kids and began issuing them horses, Wade said. They had to go to church. They had to go to school. They had to go to Sunday School. They had to take care of their horses. Since the kids had access to the horses, they could ride on their own. But, Wade said, to ride and not rub down the horse afterward? That was inviting Cannings wrath. Not that many words were required. He had discipline, Ill tell you what, Wade said with a laugh. He didnt have to tell you twice. He was a big man, a football player. The kids listened. You toed the line. We never had trouble with them. But he was never mean to them. The kids, they loved him. Wade illuminated the point with a memory. One year, the Saddlin Seminoles traveled to the Native American settlement/museum in Cherokee, NC. The folks in Cherokee, upon seeing the caravan pull up in the night, the kids sleepy and bit dirty, were not sure if they wanted to let those youngsters stay overnight, chaperones or not. But stay overnight they did and when they arrived back home the folks in Cherokee had sent greetings. They wrote back with this beautiful letter about how they were the best bunch of kids they had ever seen and inviting us back, Wade said with a knowing smile. The Saddlin Seminoles would travel the region, Port St. Joe, Tallahassee, Dothan, AL, Blountstown, Jacksonville, Thomasville, GA, New Port Richey, Apalachicola, Orlando, Panama City, Eglin AFB and others. They were known for their racing the club began as a racing club costumes, pageantry and general horsemanship. They were featured in publications ranging from the Tallahassee Democrat to All Florida magazine and Western Horseman magazine. The horse club was, Wade noted, simply a branch of the giving tree that was Dr. Harold Canning. He had arrived in Wewahitchka after spending three years as a physician in Africa, helping to build a hospital in one of the poorest locations on earth. In Wewahitchka, he de ned community doctor. He was something else, said Wade, his nurse. He never turned anyone down. Youd come in there and hed take the time to listen to what was wrong and give you the medicine you needed for $3. He wouldnt have had any money if I hadnt worked for him. He would have never taken a dime. Canning would also serve as a municipal judge and be elected mayor in Wewahitchka. The Saddlin Seminoles would ride no more after Canning became ill with cancer and, within a year, died in Dec. 1970. The horses were sold off. He was eulogized throughout the area as a civic-minded man who left a giant shadow, a Man of the Century as one local publication characterized him. On Oct. 5, surviving Seminoles will gather to bask in that shadow and legacy. TALE from page A1 PHOTOS COURTESY OF NELLIE WADE | Special to The StarAbove, the Saddlin Seminoles appeared several times in Port St. Joe parades, including this Christmas parade. At left, the Saddlin Seminoles line up for a performance at the Central Florida Fair in Orlando. Local | Opinion

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Email outdoors news to tcroft@ star .com OUTDOORSwww.starfl.comSection Section A By TOM BAIRDSpecial to The Star Late summer and early fall are a great time to explore our salt marshes. The marsh vegetation is ourishing and marsh critters abound. Areas of marsh ring St. Joseph Bay, forming a narrow fringe along much of the spit, but beginning to widen near Pig Bayou. The bay is home to approximately 762 acres of salt marsh, which coupled with the vast undersea turtle grass meadows, make this one of the most productive bays in the Gulf. The marshes are best viewed toward the south end of the bay at Stump Hole or Salinas Park or climb the observation tower at the St. Joseph Bay Buffer Preserve for a birds eye view. To really appreciate expansive marshes, travel eastward to Carrabelle or St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge to witness salt marshes that are miles wide and offer fantastic vistas. Even those marshes pale in comparison to the huge and productive marshes along the Georgia coast. Since marsh plants cannot root and grow where strong waves occur regularly, salt marshes are indicative of low energy coastlines. On the Florida gulf coast, marshes begin to ourish just north of Tampa Bay. Mangroves, which are tropical plants, dominate southward of Tampa Bay, although we have some cold stunted black mangroves growing and reproducing in St. Joseph Bay. Whether wading, kayaking or bird-watching along the shoreline of the bay, you probably noticed two main kinds of marsh plants. In the spring and summer, the grasses next to the waters edge or along tidal creeks are a bright yellow-green. This isnt because they get more water. This plant is smooth cordgrass (Spartina alterni ora) and it is found from Texas to Newfoundland. It can withstand a wide range of salinities. Many people mistake cordgrass for sawgrass, which has serrated leaf margins. Sawgrass prefers a more freshwater situation. Cordgrass doesnt cut the ngers and tolerates salt water or high soil salt content by excreting salt through special salt glands on the leaves. They tolerate, but do not require salt. Look closely at a Spartina plant and you may see salt crystals covering the surface of the leaves. The plant that makes up most of the vast Florida marshes is needle rush or black rush (Juncus roemerianus). It typically grows on slightly higher ground, usually behind the cordgrass, and often looks dead and brown. Looking over a Florida salt marsh one mostly sees the dead brown tips of the needle rush. Yet looking closely at the single plant, the visitor sees the leaves are dark green and very much alive. This plant adapts to its salty habitat by transporting salt to the cells on the tips of the leaves which become hard and brown. This plant has a leaf that is round in cross-section and very sharp on the tip. Both of these adaptations serve to reduce water loss by the plant during dry periods in the marsh and protect against grazing plant eaters. The long, round leaf also absorbs wave shock better in storms. For whatever adaptations these two plants have to survive in their salty world, they are powerhouses at producing food for near-shore marine life. The salt marshes of Floridas western and upper Gulf coast are giant solar collectors, absorbing the suns radiant energy and converting it into food. It has been estimated that marshes produce about ten tons of organic material per acre per year, a rate of productivity as great as that resulting from our best methods of modern agriculture and all without the addition of one ounce of fertilizer. While a small part of the marsh grasses is consumed on the stalk by insects and other terrestrial plant eaters, most of it is consumed by marine organisms in the form of organic detritus ( nely divided particulate matter of plant or animal origin). This means that the cordgrass leaf becomes useful as food after it falls into the water and begins to decay. The tides carry this bounty out into the bay. Cordgrasses regularly shed their bottom leaves as the plants grow upward and ower. These perennial plants yearly give up their entire aboveground organic production to the dependent plants and animals forming the marine food web. If not eaten directly, submerged seagrasses also enter the coastal food web via the same detritus pathway. Once considered valueless wastelands and swamps, scientists have researched and demonstrated the true economic value of salt marshes. Fish, birds, and shell sh, virtually the entire coastal ecosystem, relies heavily on salt marshes as a major source of nutrients, food, and for breeding and spawning grounds. Commercial and sport sheries are dependent on healthy salt marshes. Just to list two examples, juvenile Gray Snappers (Lutjanus griseus) live inshore in tidal marshes, while the adults live in the Gulf around reefs. Striped Mullet (Mugil cephalus) cruise into marshes consuming detritus and algae, and are then consumed by osprey, dolphins, and people. The value of a healthy salt marsh far outweighs the short-term gain as real estate. In 1990, the marshes around St. Josephs Bay began to show signs of stress and die off. Scientists with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission studied the phenomenon and concluded it was caused by an unknown pathogen. However, that seemed to be linked to a drought that may have disrupted the delicate web of associations in the marsh. Marsh snails without suf cient algae on the leaves to scrape off for food can attack the Spartina plant itself. The marsh snails are in turn kept in check by blue crabs, and anything that reduces their numbers can cause the snail population to increase, which causes damage to the marsh grasses. If we have learned anything about nature, its that it is all connected. Gradually many communities have come to realize the value of intact salt marshes as storm buffers, naturally absorbing storm surge and wave energy. This realization often came after their coastal marshes were dredged and lled for housing and shopping centers, and their seawalls crumbled in hurricanes. At a meeting recently held at the St. Joseph Bay Buffer Preserve and conducted by staff of the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve, the components and importance of our marshes were discussed with an audience of researchers, agency personal, public of cials, staff from conservation groups, and concerned citizens. For instance, marshes are among the most productive habitats in the world, are important nurseries, and feed both terrestrial and marine life. They provide sediment stabilization, storm and ood protection, wildlife habitat, and lter pollutants from the land before they reach the bay. One could also add that they provide beauty and recreation. The marshes of St. Joseph Bay are truly treasures deserving of our care and protection. Tom Baird has been a sheries biologist, high school and community college teacher (oceanography and microbiology), director of a science and environmental center, teacher of science and principal in Pinellas County as well as an educational consultant. He retired from the Florida Department of Education and he and his wife divide their time between Tallahassee and Cape San Blas. 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.1988 7130% Fri,Sept.2087 7110% Sat,Sept.2186 7110% Sun,Sept.2285 7040% Mon,Sept.2387 7040% Tues,Sept.2488 6940% Wed,Sept.2586 6910% Thursday, September 19, 2013 Page 6Coastal cleanup Saturday for Trash Free SeasStar Staff ReportThe Mexico Beach Civic Association will again participate in the Ocean Conservancys movement for Trash Free Seas when the 28th annual International Coastal Cleanup takes place Saturday. 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. 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. 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. 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. The data collected during the International Cleanup is also used to provide a baseline for the kinds of debris washing ashore. For more information on the Mexico Beach cleanup or if you have questions, please contact Jane Mathis at 850.648.5900 or email her at janemathis@mchsi. com.Salt marshes of St. Joseph Bay 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.

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PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA SPORTS www.starfl.com ASection FinalRegistrationand Captain'sMeetingFriday,September20th @6:00p.m.ESTDocksideSeafood&RawBarwillfurnish foodandaCashBarwillbeprovided .REGISTEREARLY atBluewaterOutriggers,HalfHitchand atthePortSt.JoeMarina.Eligible SpeciesareTrout,Flounder,andRedshSATURDAY,SEPTEMBER21ST youmaybeginshingatdaylight. Endsat6:00p.m.EST Thursday, September 19, 2013 Page 7By TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@starfl.com Maybe it is a tired clich, but focusing on a game at a time has been Port St. Joes mantra all fall. The Tiger Sharks demonstrated that laser attention to the task at hand with a 35-0 whitewash of Bozeman last Friday night at Shark Field. Showing little residual effects from a physically-bruising shutout loss at home to Bay High last week, the Tiger Sharks (2-1) rushed for 300 yards and held the Bucks (0-3) to 140 total yards and nine rst downs in a commanding performance. Much of the DNA of Port St. Joe was on display. Eight running backs touched the ball as Port St. Joe melted the clock and moved the chains. The Tiger Sharks sacked Bozeman quarterback Bubba Thompson ve times and made life miserable in the pocket. They also turned key defensive plays into points and thwarted the only Buck possessions that threatened their goal line. To add icing, Port St. Joe had just two penalties and won special teams, with Drew Lacour hitting all ve of his extra-point kicks and the Tiger Sharks twice converting returns into offensive points. We really didnt know what to expect this week, said Port St. Joe coach Chuck Gannon. We thought we worked and played our butts off last week against Bay and didnt win. We are young and you just dont know how the kids will respond. I thought we showed a lot of character and a lot of heart the way we played tonight. The Tiger Sharks struck early courtesy of Dwayne Griggs, who left last weeks game in the third quarter after a horri c sideline collision. Griggs, wearing a new number after his No. 1 jersey was shredded by medical personnel last week, stepped in front of Thompsons rst pass for an interception at mid eld and sprinted through the Bozeman offense untouched for a touchdown. The teams exchanged possessions, two turnovers and two punts helping, through the rest of the opening period before a short Bozeman punt put the Tiger Sharks in play at their 44. Port St. Joe melted nearly 5:00 off the clock while punching seven plays to the end zone, Natrone Lee sweeping right and shedding four tacklers on his way to a touchdown and it was 14-0. Bozeman marched right back to the Port St. Joe 35, but could get no closer after a third-down snap went over Thompsons head for a 16-yard loss. We didnt do a very good job of executing the game plan, offensively and defensively, said Bozeman coach Loren Tillman. We had a good game plan and just didnt execute. Its back to the drawing board; with district starting next week our preseason is over. After a punt, the Tiger Sharks took over at their 37. A rst-down reverse ended up in the hands of Griggs (6 carries, his 91 rushing yards tied for team-high with Cole Cryderman). Griggs dashed down the left sideline and cut back to the middle, outrunning everybody. Port St. Joe was in control at intermission 21-0. The Tiger Sharks enjoyed a 147-51 advantage in total yards. I thought Griggs really stepped up tonight, Gannon said. We have good backs but it all starts up front. The line works hard every day and they gave us the creases tonight. Aaron Paul, also praised by Gannon, spearheaded the Tiger Sharks assuming complete control as the third quarter opened. Paul picked up a rolling secondhalf kickoff and returned it 20 yards to the Bozeman 44, then danced 19 yards around left end, changing directions twice, to complete a seven-play scoring drive that took more than 4:00 off the clock. Bozeman, behind the rushing of Justin Parson, who entered the game in the third quarter and rushed for a team-high 50 yards, marched to the Tiger Shark 9 in the nal minutes of the third quarter. Thompson, however, was again sacked, twice, and the Bucks turned the ball over on downs. John Simpson, who added 28 yards rushing on the nal drive, scored from the 6 to provide Port St. Joe its nal touchdown. Weve had tough opening games and it doesnt get any easier with Jefferson County and Chipley coming up on the road, Gannon said. We have said from the beginning that we have to take one game at a time, we have to stay healthy and get to the district games.PSJ volleyball wins tournament pool playStar Staff ReportThe Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School volleyball team won its pool during but settled for fourth place during a weekend tournament in Chipley. The Lady Tiger Sharks won their rst two matches, sweeping Holmes County 25-21 and 25-15 as well as host Chipley 25-20 and 25-19 in the opening rounds. That advanced Port St. Joe out of pool play and into the Gold bracket for the rst time in years, said Coach Wayne Taylor. The rst opponent in the winners bracket was Freeport which won in three sets, 25-20, 17-25 and 9-15, pushing Port St. Joe into the consolation game. The Lady Tiger Sharks faced Walton High and lost 17-25 and 19-25. I am very proud of the teams performance, Taylor said. Its the rst time in the eight years Ive been coaching here that we won the morning events and played in the winners or Gold bracket. The loss to Freeport took a lot of energy from the girls and then to have to play a match immediately after the conclusion of that match was just too much, physically, for them. All in all, though, a very successful day. It shows were headed in the right direction. Leading up to the Chipley tournament, Port St. Joe played South Walton and Bozeman. Against South Walton, the Lady Tiger Shark junior varsity split the rst two sets, 25-21 and 18-25, before winning the third 15-12 to clinch the match and improve to 4-1. The varsity fell in four sets, 25-23, 12-25, 24-26 and 21-25. Callie Freshren was once again perfect from the serving line with 16 of 16 serves and three aces. Addison Rice and Shannon Pridgeon each had four kills. Alyson Johnson had 28 serve receives and 12 digs. The Lady Tiger Sharks hosted the Lady Bucs of Bozeman two days later. The varsity and junior varsity each earned straight-set victories. The junior varsity won 25-5, 25-5 to improve to 5-1 while the varsity won 25-11, 25-13 and 25-8. Bozeman had trouble handling the Port St. Joe serving, Taylor said. The JV had 28 aces with Shaye McGuf n providing 14. The same was true for varsity which had 20 aces and a team total of 33 kills. Fleshren had eight kills and Haley Wood had seven. Pridgeon had six aces and Stephanie Brinkmeier had ve. The Lady Tiger Sharks are now 7-4 overall and 1-1 in district play. Port St. Joe shuts out BozemanWe have said from the beginning that we have to take one game at a time, we have to stay healthy and get to the district games.Chuck Gannon PSJ coach

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LocalThursday, September 19, 2013 BUDGETSUMMARYCITYOFWEWAHITCHKA-FISCALYEAR2013-2014THEPROPOSEDOPERATINGBUDGETEXPENDITURESOFTHECITYOFWEWAHITCHKAARE9.9205% LESSTHANLASTYEARSTOTALOPERATINGEXPENDITURES. NOTICEOFBUDGETHEARINGTheCityofWewahitchkahastentativelyadopteda budgetfor2013-2014. ApublichearingtomakeaFINALDECISIONon thebudgetANDTAXESwillbeheldon: Monday,September23,2013 6:15pmCentralTime at WewahitchkaCityHall 109South2Street Wewahitchka,FL32465 ForgottenCoast UsedandOutof PrintBooksHasReopenedAugust22,2013 initsNewAir-ConditionedLocation ComeBrowseourCollectionofRegional Literature,GiftQualityUsedBooks, FirstEditions,LocalAuthors, NewerTitlesatUsed-BookPrices 236AWaterStreet intheHighCottonMarketplace, Apalachicola(nexttoCafeConLeche)OpenMon-Sat10AMto5PM, Sun1PMto5PM A8 | The StarThe price was lower than projected, adding to the margin the city hopes to realize in savings by performing the work in-house with a crew out of Public Works. The crew successfully performed a pilot project along Marvin Avenue earlier this year and will in the coming months be taking on the second phase, hoping to save the city on the projected $1.2 million price tag for funding the second phase from the State Revolving Fund. Public Works director John Grantland projected his crew could save the city as much as $800,000. I think we will be able to complete the job faster and I think as well if not better than a contractor, Grantland said after Tuesdays meeting. The city will also seek a grant from the Northwest Florida Water Management District to complete the renovation of the Chipola Pump Station, which feds the city freshwater canal from the Chipola River, providing water to the city. The grant would be for $150,000. The water management district has advertised that it has grant dollars available for water projects in the region. The funds would aid in replacing one motor and upgrade the station. If we get that and the water study in we could be ready to sell water to anybody around, Commissioner Rex Buzzett said. Smallwood informed commissioners that Virginia Tech will begin pilot testing water, attempting to identify a solution to chronic issues with discoloration, in about six weeks. Parks and recreation grantThe city will pursue two state parks and recreation grants as the Florida Recreation Development Program is again funded by the Florida Legislature for the upcoming year. The city FRDAP committee recommended applying for a $50,000 grant to construct a new ball eld at Benny Roberts Sports Complex between Eighth and Tenth streets. The grant would also help fund improvements to one set of restrooms, the basketball court and the playground behind the STAC House on Eighth Street. The city, through the Port St. Joe Redevelopment Agency, will also seek grant funding for new playground and recreational equipment for the Washington Recreation Complex. Applications must be submitted next month.Debt renanceCommissioners expressed frustration with the lack of progress on securing a renance of the citys long-term debt, which is more than $16 million. Regions Bank, which currently carries the citys note, had provided numbers interest rates, amortization terms that the city approved, but has yet to submit the paperwork to formally ratify the renancing, leaving the city still oating on its current interest rate. Commissioner Bo Patterson wondered if commissioners should shop the note around to seek competing terms and said the city had patiently waited instead of going out for bids. They do need to get off the dime, said Mayor Mel Magidson. City manager Jim Anderson speculated that the bank may be waiting for the city to approve its nal budget, locking in utility rate increases and a decision not to dip into impact fees to lower rates, before nalizing the renance. WATER from page A1Star Staff ReportA Mississippi man drowned off Cape San Blas on Monday. Wayne Timms, 45, of Corinth, Miss., was pulled from the water and pronounced dead at the scene. Gulf County Sheriffs Ofce deputies responded to a distress call in the area of Seahorse Land. A man vacationing with his wife started yelling for help after going swimming in the Gulf in what were described as very rough surf conditions. Timms was just 100 feet out past the surf line when he began yelling for assistance. Charles Seguy, a dive master, told deputies he heard screams and saw the victim waving his arms in distress. Seguy entered the water and swam to the victim. After reaching the victim, Seguy reported he was unresponsive. Seguy attempted water rescue CPR, but the conditions were too rough for it to be performed. Seguy pulled the victim to shore and began CPR. Despite all efforts, rescue attempts failed and the victim was pronounced dead at the scene. Another swimmer was pulled from rough surf off Cape San Blas on Tuesday. Swimmers should beware of current rough surf conditions, which increase the chances for riptides, which are extremely dangerous. Mississippi man drowns at Cape San Blas

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By WES LOCHER229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star .com Estate Jewelry and Loan will soon open on Reid Avenue, but Port St. Joe city commissioners reaction to the word loan raised questions regarding Nicholas DiLallos business. Because of an ordinance set in 1969 requiring pawn licenses to be issued only with approval by city commissioners, DiLallo went before the group last month and made his request, but the request was tabled. Commissioner Rex Buzzett and Mayor Mel Magidson Jr. were apprehensive about the pawn aspect of the business and wanted to discuss the addition with other business owners in the area. The commissioners scheduled a hearing for Tuesday where a nal decision will be reached (The Commission approved the license 5-0).Store owner seeks pawn license from commissionersEstate Jewelry and Loan will open at 401 Reid Avenue near the end of October.WES LOCHER The StarStar Staff ReportSacred Heart Medical Group will formally open a new primary-care of ce during a ribbon cutting ceremony at 7:30 a.m. CT Monday in Wewahitchka. The opening of the Wewahitchka facility is the latest expansion of Sacred Heart Services for Gulf and Franklin counties. The new primary care location in Wewahitchka is in the Florida Department of Health in Gulf County building located at 807 West State 22. Primary care services will be provided by Nancy Anderson, ARNP, and will include womens health screenings, from 7-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-4 p.m. CT Monday through Friday. Appointments will be available after the ceremony and can be made by calling 568-1053. Anderson earned her masters in science of nursing from Northwestern State University in Shreveport, La. She subsequently completed her doctor of nursing practice from the University of Alabama in Birmingham. She is a Florida-licensed advanced registered nurse practitioner (ARNP) and has been practicing as an ARNP since 1995. Advanced registered nurse practitioners (ARNPs) are advanced practice nurses with extensive training, including a masters degree and clinical experience. ARNPs diagnose and treat diseases, provide appropriate education for patients and prescribe medications. ARNPs often serve as a patients primary health care provider and see patients of all ages. Lab and X-ray services will continue from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. CT on Fridays. No appointment is necessary for lab and X-ray services. The community is invited to attend the ribbon cutting and meet Anderson and other staff while enjoying coffee from 7:308:30 a.m. CT. Sacred Heart to cut ribbon at Wewa locationTrivia 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 Apalachicola Times. 1) Studies have shown that cows, pigs, and goats may do or have what? Realize death, Know their kin, Bear grudges, Sense of humor 2) Who generally drinks their coffee instant ten-to-one over freshly brewed? Canadians, Mexicans, Scandinavians, British 3) The International Space Station is about the same size as which sports playing area or eld? Bocce, Basketball, Football, Polo 4) What brand claims Tooth Fairy as a registered trademark? Old Spice, Michelin, Colgate, Motorola 5) In M & M candies, what do the letters stand for? Mars/Murrie, Melt/ Mouth, Martin/Mills, Moore/Mental 6) What does supotsu mean in Japanese? Spanking, Spoon, Sports, Splash 7) Of the original 13 colonies, what was the only one not to border the Atlantic? Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, Virginia, Delaware 8) Who went on a mission from God to cover an orphanages taxes? Harry Potter, Blues Bros., Soggy Bottom Boys, Anton Chigurh 9) At 18 years 158 days whos been the youngest to start an NBA game? Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Moses Malone, Darryl Dawkins 10) In 1971 what did the worlds rst email message say? Testing, Hello, QWERTYUIOP, ABCDEFG 11) Which state has the Six Flags Great Adventure & Safari in its city of Jackson? Georgia, Texas, Ohio, New Jersey 12) Who was the rst Major League Baseball team to represent an entire state, not a city? Angels, Rangers, Twins, Marlins 13) Whats the worlds most popular ending-domain name? .com, .gov, edu, .in 14) Where was Pepsi Cola invented? NYC; New Bern, NC; Atlanta, GA; Rucker, TN ANSWERS: 1) Bear grudges. 2) British. 3) Football. 4) Colgate. 5) Mars/Murrie. 6) Sports. 7) Pennsylvania. 8) Blues Bros. 9) Kobe Bryant. 10) QWERTYUIOP. 11) New Jersey. 12) Twins. 13) .com. 14) New Bern, NC. COMMUNITY www.starfl.comThursday, September 19, 2013 BPage 1SectionTrivia FunWilson CaseyWC@Trivia Guy.com See PAWN B5By TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com Enjoy and appreciate a park that ranks near the top of the list. The Friends of St. Joseph Peninsula State Park will host Park Appreciation Day from 2-6 p.m. on Sept. 28. The event is part appreciation and part membership drive for the Friends, a non-pro t organization that provides support to a host of missions at T. H. Stone St. Joseph Peninsula State Park. The day is also part of the National Public Lands Day celebration. The day begins with a morning shoreline cleanup from 10 a.m. until noon, with free beverages provided to all volunteers. Family activities include a sandcastle building contest, which begins at noon ET. There will also be environmental displays and music from Sonic Tonic and entertainment beginning at 2 p.m. at Eagle Harbor, which can be enjoyed by boat or from the harbor beaches. A low country shrimp boil will begin at 2 p.m. and is open to the public for a $5 donation. The boil is free for current Friends members and park staff. There will be free ice cream for kids provided by Scallop Cove. Attendees can also learn about and register to become a member of the Friends organization. T.H. Stone St. Joseph Peninsula State Park is not only a local attraction but also a jewel that has been recognized in far broader ways. In 2002, Dr. Beach, Dr. Stephen Leatherman, arrived at the park to celebrate his naming the park home to the top beaches in the world, broadcasting the announcement live on the Today television show. FILE PHOTOSAT TOP: In naming St. Joseph Peninsula State Park the top state park in the country for 2012, a destination website noted the beauty of the parks sand dunes and formations. ABOVE: St. Joseph Peninsula State Park will celebrate Park Appreciation Day Sept. 28.Celebrate a list-topping parkSt. Joseph Peninsula State Park hosts park appreciation events See PARK B5There arent going to be neon lights everywhere. Its not going to be lawnmowers and junk. I believe in my heart that Port St. Joe could use a jewelry store.Nicholas DiLallo owner of Estate Jewelry and Loan

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B2 | The Star Thursday, September 19, 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 227.7847 OurlocalrealestateexpertshaveidentiedwhattheyfeelarethebestvaluesaroundandareoeringthemtoyouinRealEstatePicks! (Inthissection),DiscoverthebestrealestatevaluesinMexicoBeach,PortSt.Joe,Apalachicola,CapeSanBlas, St.GeorgeIsland,Carrabelleandsurroundingareas. RealEstatePicks BestValuesonthe ForgottenCoast 850-227-8890|850-227-7770 www.coastalrealtyinfo.com Thereisplentyofroomwith4bedrooms,4.5baths and3deckstoenjoytheviewthegorgeoussunsets. Over2,000sqft.oflivingspacewithprivateelevator accesstoeachlevel.TileFloorsandcrownmoldingin kitchen,diningandlivingareas.540sqft.ofdecks. Beautifullyfurnishedandreadyforyou. SELLYOURLISTINGSHERE! (850)227-1290 (850)227-7847SOLD SocietyStar Staff ReportThe St. Joseph Bay Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will meet at noon ET Wednesday, Sept. 25 at the Coastal Grill for lunch and meeting. The birthday of the U. S. Constitution will be celebrated. To attend, call Sherrill Russ, 229-8574. This is the rst meeting with the new ofcers, pictured above: Regent Sherrill Russ, Vice-Regent Fran Walters, Secretary Colleen Burlingame, Treasurer Valerie Marcus, Registrar Betty Ann Owens and Chaplain Shirley Kinsey. Historian Paula Boone and Parliamentarian Virginia Harrison are not pictured. Star Staff ReportsWalk with Ease programThe Arthritis Foundation and Gulf County Senior Citizens are proud to sponsor the Walk with Ease Program. Walk With Ease is designed for people with or without arthritis who would like to begin a walking program to gain the benets of regular aerobic exercise. Sessions will begin in October at the Port St. Joe and Wewahitchka Senior Centers. Groups will meet for six weeks, three times per week. Enrollment is limited to 12 people per center. Deadline for enrollment is Sept. 27. Call Debbie at 2298466 in Port St. Joe or Faye at 639-9910 to enroll or for more information.Rafeld Family Reunion to be Oct. 12The 2013 annual Rafeld Family Reunion will be Oct. 12 at the Gulf County Senior Center, 120 Library Drive in Port St. Joe. The reunion will begin at 9:30 a.m. EST with lunch at 12:30 p.m. EST. All friends and family are welcome. For information, call Benny Rafeld at 871-1649 after 6 p.m. Star Staff ReportThe St. Joseph Bay Chapter of the DAR in Port St. Joe is recognizing its Founding Regents 98th birthday at the meeting Wednesday, Sept. 25, at the Sunset Coastal Grill. Mrs. Elizabeth Ball Fensom was a member of St. Andrew Chapter in Panama City when she started getting a group together to form a new chapter in Port St. Joe. The rst meeting of the St. Joseph Bay Chapter was Oct. 23, 1975, with 25 members present. They selected the chapter name of St. Joseph Bay because of the historical signicance of the bay since 1492. Mrs. Fensom turns 98 on Sept. 22 and enjoys her DAR friends and meetings. For the last several years, she has held the ofce of Parliamentarian.Local artist to sign books at libraryStar 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 Thursday, Sept. 26, at the Gulf County Public Library in Port St. Joe, 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 a member of 2nd Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church of Springeld, Rev. Rawlis Leslie, pastor. She is a former member of New Bethel AME Church, Port St. Joe. DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTIONDAR to celebrate Constitutions birthday on Sept. 25SPecial ECIAL toTO The HE Star TARNew Regent Sherrill Russ, Founding Regent Betty Fensom and Past Regent Virginia Harrison are members of the St. Joseph Bay Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.DAR recognizes Betty Fensom SPecial ECIAL toTO The HE Star TARWewahitchka Medical Center and Richs IGA would like to congratulate LaWesla Matlock, pictured with Dave Rich of Richs IGA, as the August winner of the monthly $50 gas card drawing. Everyone is encouraged to stop by the Wewahitchka Medical Center at 255 West River Road in Wewahitchka to register for the monthly drawing. GAS CARD WINNErR Society Briefs RIEFS

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The Star| B3Thursday, September 19, 2013Special to The StarTiger Shark football: The Tiger Sharks are on the road this week visiting Jefferson County on Friday, Sept. 20. Game time is 7:30 p.m. JV is pitted against Shanks Middle School at 6 p.m. on Oct. 19. Come out and support our Junior Tiger Sharks! Tiger Shark volleyball: The Lady Tiger Sharks are on the road this week with matches against Franklin County and Bozeman on Tuesday and Thursday, respectively, with 6 p.m. starts. Cross Country: 9:30 a.m. running start at Calloway Park on Saturday, Sept. 21. Port St Joe Homecoming: Time is running out to sign up for a spot in the Port St. Joe Homecoming Parade being held on Friday, Oct. 4. Any group or business interested in participating in the parade can contact LCDR Jarosz at mjarosz@gulf.k12. .us. Be ready to provide the group or business name, type of participation (oat, walking, golf cart, etc.) and 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. Homecoming Bonre: A bonre will celebrate PSJ Homecoming at 7 p.m. ET on Thursday, Oct. 3. The bonre will be constructed on the eld between Shark Stadium and Port St. Joe Elementary School. Come out and support the team and our alumni. 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 efforts to raise money for this years prom by visiting the concession stand at every JV & Varsity home game. 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 $45. Thats 20 percent off the regular price. This low price will only be available until mid-October. See Coach Taylor in Room 718 to reserve yours now before the price goes up to full price. 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 4514304 HelpMakeaDifference...BecomeaVolunteerinYOURHometownHospital!WeemsHospitalJuniorVolunteerProgram WeemsChaplains Association WeemsArtsIn MedicineProgramWeemsHospitalAuxiliary WeemsMemorialHealthcareFoundation Tolearnmore CallHeatherHuronat653-8853ext.101 orvisitwww.weemsmemorial.com School NewsStar Staff ReportSWAT is Floridas statewide youth organization working to educate Florida youth against Big Tobacco. SWAT is a united movement of empowered youth working towards a tobaccofree future. SWAT is made possible with the support of Tobacco Free Florida and the Florida Department of Health. Wewahitchka Elementary School SWAT members will meet Sept. 19 and Sept. 26 immediately after school until 3:15 p.m. Special to The StarFlorida law mandates each school district to report to the public annually the following: Changes to the Student Progression Plan and the Code of Conduct, the number of students promoted for good cause in grade 3, and FCAT assessment results. The 2013 Legislature mandated all but one of the changes to the Student Progression Plan: ACCEL Options are educational options that provide academically challenging curriculum or accelerated instruction to eligible public school students in K-12. District Eligibility Criteria: Scores ranging from the 95th to the 99th percentile in reading and/or math on a NRT or Level 5 on the reading and/or math portion of the FCAT or the equivalent of Level 5 on a CCSS assessment. There must be a student contract for performance. The contract is executed by the student, parent and principals and requires student compliance with attendance requirements, student conduct requirements and the ACCEL options established by the principal. The ACCEL 18 credit option rescinds the College Prep and Career Prep 18 credit options and instead requires the 15 core courses plus 1 performing or ne art or 1 practical arts course and 3 electives. Middle grades students who enroll in Algebra I must take and pass the statewide EOC assessment to earn high school credit. Middle grades students who enroll in Biology I or geometry must take the statewide assessment which constitutes 30 percent of the students nal course grade and earn a passing grade in the course. Students do not have to pass the EOC to earn high school credit. Students entering grade 6 in 2012-2013 must take at least a semester course in Civics and beginning in 2013-2014, each students performance on the statewide EOC assessment in Civics must constitute 30 percent of the students nal course grade. Pass or failure of the EOC does not affect promotion to high school. High school students enrolled in geometry or Biology I must take the EOC assessment that constitutes 30 percent of the students nal grade, but passing the EOC is not required to earn credit. Beginning with the 2010-2013 ninth grade cohort, there will be two standard diploma designations, Scholar and Merit. To earn the Scholar designation on the standard diploma a student must pass all required state assessments, earn one credit in Algebra II and pass the EOC when implemented, earn one credit in statistics or an equally rigorous math course, earn one credit in physics or chemistry, earn one credit in a course equally rigorous to chemistry or physics, earn two credits in the same foreign language and at least one credit in dual enrollment, AP, IB, AICE or an approved industry certication. To earn the Merit designation on a standard diploma the student must pass all required state assessments and attain one or more industry certications. Students who transfer into the school system toward the end of high school have to take and pass the EOCs to receive the scholar designation. Middle school students transferring into the 8th grade and who did not take Civics previously, must take Civics and the EOC. Beginning with the 2013-2014 cohort, kindergarten grading will reect the states grading scale of 90-100 A, 80-89 B, 70-79 C, 60-69 D, grades below 60 are not passing. FCAT reading data for grades 3-10 are reported county-wide by number and percent for Levels 1 and 2: Grade 3 Level 124 (18 percent), Level 2 30 (23 percent); Grade 4 Level 1 25 (18 percent), Level 2 37 (27 percent); Grade 5 Level 1 19 (14 percent), Level 2 47 (35 percent); Grade 6 Level 113 (9 percent), Level 2 40 (28 percent); Grade 7 Level 1 -18 (11 percent), Level 2 51 (32 percent); Grade 8 Level 1 20 (13 percent), Level 2 40 (26 percent); Grade 9 Level 1 29 (20 percent), Level 2 34 (23 percent); Grade 10 Level 1 25 (17 percent), Level 2 -42 (percent). Third Grade Promotion for Good Cause: NRT 1; Portfolio 6; ESE 4; Other -5 For more information about your childs school, you may access the Florida Department of Education at www.doe.org (School Grade) or the districts webpage via www.gulf.k12..us. Look under documents for the Student Progression Plan, code of conduct, the Title I Parent Involvement Plan, School Improvement Plans and other documents of interest. The School Public Accountability Report is available on the districts webpage as well as at each school upon request. Dazzling Dolphins at Port St. Joe Elementary School are, front row, Alissa Lee, James Ward and Karis Whicker, and back row, Shauna Flowers, Tristan Doran, Bryson Lee and Caitlin White. DAZZLInNG DOLphPHInsNSSp P Ec C IAL tT O Th H E St T ARWewahitchka Elementary School SWAT members, back row from left, are Aubrey Clayton, Kristin Thompson, Savannah Lister, Ashley Bennett, Gracie Price and Mrs. Melanie Hinote, SWAT adviser. Front row from left are Hayleigh Small, Serina Madrid, Tyler Hensley, Natalie Ake, Kaelin Mullen and Austin Webb. stSTUdDEntsNTS WORKInNG AGAInstNST tTObBAccCCOWES Students Working Against Tobacco Gulf School District NEWsS

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FAITHPage B4 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 Thursday, September 19, 2013This business invites you to visit the church of your choice this week.Beverly Ann Hammock, 90, was born in Lafayette, Ind., on August 30, 1923, to parents Margaret Morrow Yuill and Dewey Andrew Yuill, now deceased. She leaves behind her husband of 67 years, Hilliard Bill Hammock. She also leaves one son and two daughters Alan Hammock, Bradenton, Fla.; Jan Smith (Dean), Atlantic Beach, Fla.; Suzanne White (Gary), PSJ. Her grandchildren include Laura Hammock, McKenna Hammock, Andy White (Kristen), Erin White and one greatgrandson, Eli Colt White. Ann graduated from Purdue Universitys nursing school in the 40s. She then served as a U.S. Navy nurse during WWII. She then married Bill, and they moved to Port St. Joe. The family would like to express their love and appreciation to the wonderful caregivers. Special thanks also to Emerald Coast Hospice, Sacred Heart Hospital and many others. In lieu of owers, the family requests donations be made to the charity of your choice. Graveside services were held at Holy Hill Cemetery at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15. All services are under the direction of the Comforter Funeral Home.Beverly Ann HammockTeresa Purswell Lucas of Wewahitchka, Fla., beloved daughter of Joe Mac and Linda Purswell, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Aug.30, 2013, after a lengthy illness. Born June 21, 1969, and raised in Port St. Joe, she attended and graduated school there. She worked all her life at various jobs and at Woods Fisheries. She was of the Pentecostal Faith and attended Highland View Assembly of God Church most of her life and most recently New Harvest Fellowship Assembly of God Church in Wewahitchka. She loved her family and friends, enjoyed life, and loved shing and crabbing. Teresa is survived by her daughter, Amanda Lucas and T. C. Robison, and her son, Travis Lucas; one granddaughter, Bryanna Robison; her parents, Joe Mac and Linda Purswell; two brothers, Joe A. Purswell and James (Jamie) Purswell, all of Wewahitchka; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews and a host of friends. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. C.D.T. Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, at New Harvest Fellowship Assembly of God Church with Pastor Eddie Causey and brother Tracey Sanders of ciating. Visitation was at the church for an hour prior to the service. Those who wish may make donations to Covenant Hospice or to the family for assistance with funeral costs. All services are under the direction of the Comforter Funeral Home, Wewahitchka Branch Chapel.Teresa Purswell Lucas ObituariesSpecial to The StarHow to live a satisfying life, even in dif cult times, will be explored at Lifetree Caf at 7 p.m. CT on Monday, Sept. 23. The program, titled Secrets of Finding Contentment: Live a Satisfying Life, features a lmed interview with Justin Mayo, who organizes proms for senior citizens. Id say its the most incredible dance youll ever go to, Mayo said. Weve learned that when you love and focus on others, the most empowering, incredible experiences really do happen. Admission to the 60minute event is free. Snacks and beverages are available. Lifetree Caf is 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 can be directed to Gary Grubb at 334-806-5667 or lwclifetreecafe@fairpoint. net. Zion Fair annual revivalZion Fair Missionary Baptist Church will be holding its annual revival the week of Sept. 16-20. Deacons Ernest Gant and Raymond Rogers invite everyone to the prayer meetings on Monday and Tuesday night beginning at 6 p.m. ET. Worship services will be Wednesday through Friday nights at 7 p.m. ET. The speaker will be the Rev. Wilson Hall. Zion Fair Missionary Baptist is at 208 Avenue C in Port St. Joe.Zion Fair hosts Unity Day celebrationThe 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 event is at noon ET on Sept. 28. The church is on 280 Ave. C, Port St. Joe. Points of Contact: Sister Margaret Hall, First Lady (850) 425-2862; Deaconess Amy Rogers, (850) 229-8515; Sister Tammy Welch, (850) 896-4505. St. Joseph Catholic Church Mens Club holds 6th annual spaghetti dinnerA fabulous spaghetti dinner, entertainment, sing-along fun, door prizes and a cash bar featuring Italian beer and wine await you at the sixth annual SJCC Mens Club Spaghetti Dinner. The dinner is from 5-7 p.m. ET on Oct. 5 at the church hall. The hall is just east of the church (20th Street and Monument Avenue) on 20th Street in Port St. Joe. In addition to the spaghetti dinner, diners will get a salad, garlic bread and delicious desserts. Also, enjoy Italian accordionist Tony Minichello and vocalist and sing-along leader Marty Jarosz. You can win one of the many door prizes as well. Ticket prices are $8 for adults and $4 for children age 5-12. Children younger than 4 will be admitted free of charge. Tickets will be $10 and $5 if purchased the date of the event at the door. Get your tickets from any Mens Club member, by stopping by the church hall of ce (227-1417), at Hannon Insurance, the No Name Caf or by calling Mens Club President Dan Van Treese at 227-8138. Only 200 tickets will be sold. Diners can also get dinners to go. Secrets of satisfaction revealed at Lifetree Caf Faith BRIEFSI thought of you with love today, but that is nothing new. I thought about you yesterday and days before that too. I think of you in silence, I often speak your name. All I have are memories and your picture in a frame. God has you in His keeping, I have you in my heart. Your loving memory is my keepsake that I will never ever part.Love Always,Helen, Arthur and family IN LOVING MEMORY Memorial Tribute for Mary WashingtonApril 25, 1928 September 15, 2012

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LocalThe Star| B5Thursday, September 19, 2013Last summer, a destination website Americas Best Online, named St. Joseph Peninsula State Park the top state park in the country. Americas Best Online has been ranking the best places to see and the top destination spots in a host of categories since 1996. The rankings are based on an algorithm that takes into consideration a number of factors, including recognition, popularity, reviews, rankings, proximity and more, according to website. The website noted the parks striking dune formations, miles of white sand beaches a heavily forested interior and a favorable climate for year-round outdoor recreation. The park is 2,516 acres at the very edge of St. Joseph Peninsula, surrounded by St. Joseph Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. The park offers RV and tent camping, cabins, a public boat ramp and marina as well as a series of dune walkovers for easy beach access. Activities noted by the website include shing, biking, kayaking, stand-up paddle-boarding and hiking the eight-mile trail through the interior forest to the end of the peninsula, cradled in sugary sand beaches. The parks website can be found at www.oridastateparks.org/stjoseph/ with cabin rentals and camping at www.reserveamerica.com. Pets are allowed in the family camping areas overnight but not in the cabins, cabin areas or on the beaches. Additional information is available through the Gulf County Tourist Development Council at www. visitgulf.com or by calling 850-229-7800. Sometimeswehavetobeasstrongas aliontotakeonthechallengesofLife... Andsometimeswehavetobe meekasalambtounderstand. Weareheretohelpwiththosechallenges. HollyHillFuneralHome 2775GarrisonAvenue PortSt.Joe,Florida32456 (850)229-1929 Trades&Services GETYOURADIN CALLTODAY! 227-7847 229-1324 PROFESSIONALFLOORCARE,INC.ResidentialandCommercialCarpetandUpholsteryCleaningServingtheentireGulfCoastarea CeramicTileandGroutCleaning RVs-Cars-Trucks-Vans 24HourEmergencyWaterExtraction4510158 4514308Guitar,Amp,SoundSystem &InstrumentRepairSt.JoeMusicCo&RSRRecordingStudio210WilliamsAve,PortSt.Joe(850)227.7224 sales@stjoemusic.com *BOARDCERTIFIEDCIVILTRIALLAWYER OFCOUNSEL 1450JenksAve,PanamaCity,FL|(850)769-6979 Mon-Sat1030-6Sun1-5|plumdelightful.com| PlumDelightful PAWN from page B1My concern was that it appeared we may be approving something so rapidly that other businesses may not nd out what hes doing, Buzzett said. We wanted to make sure it was compatible with what Reid Avenue has done over the past few years with the faade program. According to DiLallo, his business will be focused on jewelry and hard-to-nd collectibles that include sports memorabilia, bronzes and paintings. With the permission of commissioners, he plans to offer discreet loan services for those in need. There arent going to be neon lights everywhere. Its not going to be lawnmowers and junk, said DiLallo, who moved to the area last month from Miami. I believe in my heart that Port St. Joe could use a jewelry store. I collect older things that people look for. I go to watch shows all over the country. I can get things that people are going to want, and if theyre looking for something in particular, I want to be their local guy. DiLallo said there hadnt been a stable jewelry store in town since 1970 and aimed to remedy that. Since DiLallo purchased the building on Reid Avenue that he will share with Josephs Cottage, there has been an air of mystery around the shop. The windows have been covered with brown paper and very few people have been inside. DiLallo said hes not hiding anything, but rather is proud of the renovations he completed on the storefront and wanted to build anticipation for the grand opening. If locals want to buy a nice piece of jewelry or watch for a birthday present or anniversary gift, I can do that for them, he said. Right now, if they need to buy a watch battery, they have to go all the way to Panama City. Patrick Jones of Talcor Commercial Real Estate sold DiLallo the building in January and praised the owner for the upgrades he made to the space. It will blend in with everything else we have on Reid, and tourists will see its value and quality, Jones said. (DiLallo) has invested money into the community and thats a positive aspect. The business owner and his wife, Theresa, vacationed to Gulf County three times a year for the last eight years. Like many of those who visit the area, they fell in love with the beaches, weather and community that was smaller and tightly knit. Its where we want to retire, DiLallo said. People here go to church on Sunday. Not everyones rushing around like in Miami. Since 1992 DiLallo has worked in the Miami pawn business. Over the years, he has accumulated rare jewelry of all types, interesting collectibles and antiques. He said he enjoyed making the deal and having fun in the process. Its my thing, DiLallo said. People will be able to get second-hand goods at a great deal. After saving for 25 years, DiLallo sold his Miami store last month and bought a home in Mexico Beach. He plans for Estate Jewelry and Loan to be open by the end of October, in time for the annual Ghosts on the Coast event. I want to serve the locals and the tourists, DiLallo said. I want people to see that were there and a part of it. Despite the initial tabling of the application for a pawn license, Buzzett seemed supportive of DiLallos endeavor. Its a quality-looking place, and I think itll be ne, but we have to be careful about what we allow, Buzzett said. The next guy may not have the quality vision that Nicholas does. We dont want to open a can of worms. Special to The StarThe UF/IFAS Gulf County Ofce is offering a Women and Money: Unique Issues educational series. At some point in their life, women are likely to be solely responsible for nancial decision making. This series is designed to provide women with information and encouragement about being nancially successful. No matter where you are in your path toward understanding nancial management, you are likely to increase your condence in your ability to manage your nances. The classes will cover the following topics: UNIQu U E ISSu U ES FOR WOMEN M M ONEY BASICS: Getting organized, nancial goal setting and a spending plan will help you keep your nger on your nancial pulse. PROTECTING A A SSETS: Learning about insurance, identity theft, scams, fraud and credit management will help you identify, evaluate and develop a plan for protects your assets. I I NVESTING BASICS: Learning how to manage your money and how to invest will likely help your money grow. E E STATE PLANNING: Developing an estate plan helps ensure your wishes are carried out. DATES, T T IMES, ANd D L L OCA TION: 5:30-7:30 p.m. CST on Oct. 1, 8 and 15 at the UF/IFAS Extension Gulf County Ofce (Old Health Department). The three-part series costs $20 per person; which covers the cost of all materials. You may register at the Gulf County Extension Ofce by Sept. 27 via phone, email or in person. Preregistration is necessary to make sure enough supplies, etc. are provided. Space is limited. First Come, First Served. Educational resources for the program are provided through University of Florida/IFAS Extension. (Scholarships may be available based on need. Contact the Extension Ofce directly to make this request.) For more information, contact Melanie Taylor, metaylor@u.edu or call 639-3200.Women and Money: Unique IssuesSeries offers women nancial advice WANTWANT TOTO GOGO?WHAT: Park Appreciation Day WHEN: 2-6 p.m. Sept 28 WHERE: St. Joseph Peninsula State Park MOre RE InNFO: www.visitgulf.com or 850-229-7800 PP ARK from page B1

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B6| The Star Thursday, September 19, 2013 CLASSIFIEDS 92436 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE No. 23-2011-CA -000278 RBC BANK (USA) F/K/A RBC CENTURA BANK, Plaintiff, vs. BELSER, CHAUNCEY, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment entered in Case No. 23-2011-CA000278 of the Circuit Court of the 14th Judicial Circuit in and for GULF County, Florida, wherein, PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO RBC BANK (USA) RBC CENTURA BANK, Plaintiff, and, BELSER, CHAUNCEY, et. al., are Defendants, I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at, FRONT LOBBY OF THE GULF COUNTY COURTHOUSE, at the hour of 11:00 AM ET, on the 3rd day of October, 2013, the following described property: LOT 2, BEACON BY THE SEA, PHASE III, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 13, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF 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 60 days after the sale. DATED this 5th day of September, 2013. REBECCA L NORRIS Clerk Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk Submitted by: GREENSPOON MARDER, P.A., TRADE CENTRE SOUTH, SUITE 700 100 WEST CYPRESS CREEK ROAD FORT LAUDERDALE, FL 33309 File No. 20851.0624/ RBerkam 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 the Clerk of the Courts disability coordinator at PO BOX 826, MARIANNA, FL 32448, 850-718-0026, 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. Sept 19, 26, 2013 92442 JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 23-2008-CA -000135 HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR DEUTSCHE ALT 2006AR5 Plaintiff, SHARON TRACEY WELLS; ROBERT E. BERRY; KATHERYN D. BERRY; Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated September 3, 2013, and entered in Case No. 23-2008-CA-000135 of the Circuit Court of the 14th Judicial Circuit in and for GULF County, Florida. HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR DEUTSCHE ALT 2006-AR5 is Plaintiff and SHARON TRACEY WELLS; ROBERT E. BERRY; KATHERYN D. BERRY; are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at IN THE FRONT LOBBY OF THE COURTHOUSE, AT 1000 CECIL COSTIN BOULEVARD, PORT ST. JOE IN GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA 32456, at 11:00 A.M. ET, on the 3rd day of October, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: START AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 13, TOWNSHIP 8 SOUTH, RANGE 11 WEST, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND RUN WEST 660 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE SOUTH TO WHAT IS KNOWN AS NILES ROAD OR MADISON STREET, CONTINUE, OF OAK GROVE SUBDIVISION THE CENTER LINE OF SAME AS NOW RUNS; THENCE SOUTH 30 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. THENCE WEST 90 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 131 FEET; THENCE EAST 90 FEET; THENCE NORTH 131 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. A 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. Dated this 5th day of September, 2013. REBECCA L. NORRIS As Clerk of said Court By: BA Baxter As Deputy Clerk This Notice is Provided pursuant to Administrative Order No. 2.065. In accordance with the 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, Florida 32402 or by phone at (850) 747-5338 at least (7) seven 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. Submitted by: Kahane & Associates, P.A. 8201 Peters Road, Suite 3000 Plantation, FL 33324 Phone: (954)382-3486 Fax: (954)382-5380 Designated service email: notice@kahane andassociates.com File No. 10-02205 OWB Sept 19, 26, 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 92400S PUBLIC NOTICE STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION NOTICE OF AGENCY ACTION The Department of Environmental Protection gives notice of a FDEP Environmental Resource Permit Number 23-0315467-001-EI has been issued to Alexander Jacobs, located at 7640 Robinwood Drive, Cape San Blas, Gulf County, Florida, Section 36, Township 8 South, Range 12 West. The purpose of the permit is to authorize construction of a 4 X 244 single family dock extension with a 6 X 20 terminal platform to an existing 4 X 100 and existing 6 X 12. The extension includes a 20 x 10 boat lift on the western side of the terminal platform and along the northern side of the extended access pier. The existing terminal platform includes handrails to prevent mooring. The decking will be of Bay Decking or similar maximum light penetrating materials. The activities described above are located within the landward extent of St Joseph Bay, a Class II, Aquatic preserve. A person whose substantial interests are affected by the Departments action may petition for an administrative proceeding (hearing) under Sections 120.569 and 120.57 of the Florida Statute. The petition must contain the information set forth below and must be filed (received by the clerk) in the Office of General Counsel of the Department at 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida 323993000. Because the administrative hearing process is designed to re-determine final agency action on the application, the filing of a petition for an administrative hearing may result in a modification of the permit, or even a denial of the application. Accordingly, the applicant will not commence construction or other activities under this permit until the deadlines below for filing a petition for an administrative hearing, or request for an extension of time, have expired. Under subsection 62-110.106(4) of the Florida Administrative Code, a person whose substantial interests are affected by the Departments action may also request an extension of time to file a petition for an administrative hearing. The Department may, for good cause shown, grant the request for an extension of time. Requests for extension of time must be filed with the Office of General Counsel of the Department at 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000, before the applicable deadline. A timely request for extension of time shall toll the running time period for filing a petition until the request is acted upon. If a request is filed late, the Department may still grant it upon a motion by the requesting party showing that the failure to file a request for an extension of time before the deadline was the result of excusable neglect. In the event that a timely and sufficient petition for an administrative hearing is filed, other persons whose substantial interests will be affected by the outcome of the administrative process have the right to petition to intervene in the proceeding. Intervention will be only at the discretion of the presiding officer upon the filing of a motion in compliance with Rule 28-106.205 of the Florida Administrative Code. In accordance with subsection 28-106.111 (2) and subparagraph 62-110.106(3)(a).4, Florida Administrative Code, petitions for an administrative hearing by the applicant must be filed within 14 days of receipt of written notice. Petitions filed by any persons other than the applicant, and other than those entitled to written notice under Section 120.60 (3) of the Florida Statutes, must be filed within 14 days of publication of the notice. Under Section 120.60 (3) of the Florida Statute, however, any person who has asked the Department for notice of agency action may file a petition within 14 days of such notice, regardless of the date of publication. The petitioner shall mail a copy of the petition to the applicant at the address indicated above at the time of filing. The failure of any person to file a petition for an administrative hearing within the appropriate time period shall constitute a waiver of those rights. A petition that disputes the material facts on which the Departments action is based must contain the following information: (a) The name and address of each agency

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CLASSIFIEDSThursday, September 19, 2013 The Star | B7 ToPlace Your Classified ad inCall Our New Numbers Now!Call: 850-747-5020 Toll Free:800-345-8688 Fax: 850-747-5044 Email: thestar@pcnh.com Email: thetimes@pcnh.com theAPALACHICOLA & CARRABELLETIMES CALLOURNEWNUMBERSNOW affected and each agencys file or identification number, if known; (b) The name, address, and telephone number of the petitioner; the name, address, and telephone number of the petitioners representative, if any, which shall be the address for service purposes during the course of the proceeding; and an explanation of how the petitioners substantial interests are or will be affected by the agency determination; (c) A statement of when and how the petitioner received notice of the agency decision; (d) A statement of all disputed issues of material fact. If there are none, the petition must so indicate; (e) A concise statement of the ultimate facts alleged, including the specific facts that the petitioner contends warrant reversal or modification of the agencys proposed action; (f) A statement of the specific rules or statutes that the petitioner contends require reversal or modification of the agencys proposed action; and (g) A statement of the relief sought by the petitioner, stating precisely the action that the petitioner wishes the agency to take with respect to the agencys proposed action. A petition that does not dispute the material facts on which the Departments action is based shall state that no such facts are in dispute and otherwise shall contain the same information as set forth above, as required by Rule 28-106.301, Florida Administrative Code. Under Sections 120.569(2)(c) and (d) of the Florida Statute, a petition for administrative hearing must be dismissed by the agency if the petition does not substantially comply with the above requirements or is untimely filed. This action is final and effective on the date filed with the Clerk of the Department unless a petition is filed in accordance with the above. Upon the timely filing of petition this order will not be effective until further order of the Department. This permit, when issued, constitutes an order of the Department. The applicant has the right to seek judicial review of the order under Section 120.68 of the Florida Statute, by the filing of a notice of appeal under Rule 9.110 of the Florida Rules of Appellate Procedure with the Clerk of the Department in the Office of General Counsel, 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida, 323993000; and by filing a copy of the notice of the appeal accompanied by the applicable filing fees with the appropriate district court of appeal. The notice of appeal must be filed within 30 days from the date when the final order is filed with the Clerk of the Department. Requests for review before the Land and Water Adjudicatory Commission must be filed with the Secretary of the Commission and served on the Department within 20 days from the date when the final order is filed with the Clerk of the Department. The application for this permit is available for public inspection during normal business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except for legal holidays, at the Northwest District office, 3900 Commonwealth Blvd MS 55, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000. September 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 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 92472S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION: CASE NO:2013CA0036 JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. SHELLY L. PERSAUD; FLAGSTAR BANK, FSB; SUNIL T. PERSAUD; UNKNOWN TENANT; IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 27th day of August, 2013, and entered in Case No. 2013CA0036, of the Circuit Court of the 14th Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida, wherein JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION is the Plaintiff and SHELLY L. PERSAUD; FLAGSTAR BANK, FSB; SUNIL T. PERSAUD and UNKNOWN TENANT; IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the FRONT LOBBY OF THE GULF COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 1000 5TH STREET, PORT ST. JOE, FL 32456, 11:00 AM ET on the 3rd day of October, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: Commence at the West corner of Lot 6, Block 17, YONS ADDITION TO BEACON HILL, in Section 5, Township 7 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida, as recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 45, of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida; thence North 45 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds West along the Northeast right-of-way line of U.S. Highway 98 for 580.00 feet; thence South 45 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds West a distance of 100.00 feet to the Southwesterly right-ofway line of U.S. Highway 98; thence North 45 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds West along the Southwesterly right-of-way line of U.S. Highway 98 for 111.94 feet to the iron rod and cap marking the Point of Beginning; thence continue along said right-of-way line, North 45 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds West, 16.02 feet; thence leaving said right-of-way line, South 44 degrees 59 minutes 41 seconds West, 249 feet, more or less, to the mean high water line of the Gulf of Mexico; thence Southeasterly along said mean high water line to a paint on a line that bears South 45 degrees 02 minutes 28 seconds West of the Point of Beginning; thence leaving said mean high water line, North 45 degrees 02 minutes 28 seconds East, 249 feet, more or less, to the Point of Beginning. 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 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 10th day of September, 2013. Rebecca Norris Clerk of the Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk Submitted by: Choice Legal Group, P.A. 1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309 Phone: (954) 453-0365 Fax: (954) 771-6052 Toll Free: 1-800-4412438 File No. 11-11813 DESIGNATED PRIMARY E-MAIL FOR SERVICE PURSUANT TO FLA. R. JUD. ADMIN 2.516 eservice@clegalgroup.co m Sept 19, 26, 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 92498S Public Notice NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Commission of the City of Port St. Joe, Florida, at a Special Meeting on the 30th 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 129. September 19, 2013 92488S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY CASE NO.: 2013-45-CA HANCOCK BANK, a Mississippi banking corporation, as assignee of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, as Receiver for Peoples First Community Bank, a Florida banking corporation, Plaintiff, vs. STEVEN GRINSLADE and ANGELIA M. GRINSLADE, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the undersigned Clerk of the Circuit Court of Gulf County, Florida, pursuant to the Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure, entered in this cause, will sell the property at public sale to the highest bidder for cash, except as set forth hereinafter, on October 17, 2013 at 11:00 am Eastern Time in the lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse located at 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456 in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes, the following described real property lying and being in Gulf County, Florida, to-wit: Lot 1, Block A, Unit Number 1 of Red Bull Island, Gulf County, Florida, further described as follows: Commence at the Southeast Corner of U.S. Government Lot No. 2 of Fractional Section 30, Township 4 South, Range 9 West, Gulf County, Florida; thence run North 145.4 feet along the Lot line; thence run N85W 137.0 feet along the South right of way line of Red Bull Island Drive; thence run S25E 225.4 feet, thence run N40E 60.0 feet along the Northwest Bank of the Chipola River to the Point of Beginning. This Notice dated this 11th day of September, 2013. Rebecca Norris Clerk, of Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk Sept 19, 26, 2013 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 92500S Public Notice NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Commission of the City of Port St. Joe, Florida, at a Special Meeting on the 30th 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 129. September 19, 2013 95365S IN THE CIRCUIT COURTOF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIALCIRCUITIN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2012-000248-CA Civil Division HANCOCK BANK, a Mississippi Bank, Plaintiff, vs. FORGOTTEN COAST PROPERTY, LLC, a Florida Limited Liability Company, ROBERTB. LINDSEY, an individual, and JOSEPH D. ADAMS, an individual, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment dated on or about August 20, 2013, entered in Civil Case No. 2012 CA000248 in the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit, in and for Gulf County, Florida, wherein Hancock Bank is Plaintiff, and Forgotten Coast Property, LLC, Robert B. Lindsey and Joseph D. Adams, are the Defendants. The Gulf County Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest bidder for cash, at the Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL32456, at 11:00 a.m. ESTin accordance with 45.031, Florida Statutes, on the 3rd day of October, 2013, the following described property, as set forth in said Final Summary Judgment, in Gulf County, Florida, commonly known as 104 Sunray Court (a/k/a 110 Sunray Court), Port St. Joe, Florida, 32456, and described more particularly as: LOT16 Commence at the concrete monument marking the Northwest corner of Lot 3, of the Block Northeasterly of Palm Street, as shown on the plat of BEACON HILL, as recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 41-A of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida thence along the Northeasterly right-of-way line of said Palm Street South 45 degrees 14 minutes 23 seconds East, 112.62 feet, thence North 47 degrees 24 minutes 00 seconds East 93.80 feet to the Point of Beginning, thence continue North 47 degrees 24 minutes 00 seconds East, 96.00 feet, thence South 44 degrees 46 minutes 12 seconds East 124.10 feet, thence South 45 degrees 13 minutes 48 seconds West, 95.93 feet, thence North 44 degrees 46 minutes 12 seconds West, 127.73 feet, to the Point Of Beginning. Said lands being a portion of Lots 1 and 2 of the Block Northeasterly of Palm Street and the 25 foot vacated alley between said lots of said plat of BEACON HILLand a portion of Section 31, Township 6 South, Range 11 West Gulf County, Florida and containing 0.277 acre, more or less. Said lands being subject to an Ingress and Egress Easement over the Northwesterly 12.50 feet of the above described lands and also subject to a 5.00 foot wide Utility Easement over the Southeasterly 5.00 feet of the Northwesterly 17.50 feet of the above described lands. Real Property Tax Identification Number 03761-085R. 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 date of sale. If you are an individual with a disability who needs an 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 ADACoordinator by mail at P.O. Box 1089, Panama City, Florid4 32402, or by phone at 850-747-5338, at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or other court activity, 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 or email ADARequest@jud14.fl courts.org REBECCAL. NORRIS Clerk of Court Gulf County, Florida By: BABaxter Deputy Clerk Published: Sept. 19, 26, 2013 95337S PUBLIC NOTICE Notice for Interested Contractors/ Request for Qualifications (RFQ) Single Family Capital Area Community Action Agency has federal funds for weatherizing residential homes in Leon, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Jefferson, and Wakulla counties. Weatherization includes air infiltration reduction, insulation, repair/ replacement of doors and windows, low-flow showerheads and compact fluorescent light bulbs repair/replacement of heating/cooling systems and water heaters. Work will begin October 1, 2013 and must be performed under the supervision of a state licensed contractor. Current contractors must re-apply. A Pre-BID conference will be held on Wednesday, September 25, 2013, 1:30am-3:00am at the Franklin Promise Community Room, 192 14th Street, Apalachicola, FL 32320. The RFQ is due no later than 5:00pm, Tuesday, October 1, 20132. To attend the Pre-BID conference, request an RFQ, or for more information, contact Debbie Mabry, (850) 222-2043 ext. 309, fax (850) 942-2090, or debora. mabry@cacaainc.org September 19, 2013 95391S PUBLIC NOTICE Notice to Receive Sealed Bids The City of Wewahitchka in Gulf County Florida will accept seal bids from asphalt companies that are approved by the State of Florida to remove asbestos material from a building. Bids must be sealed and marked Asbestos Removal. A scope of services can be picked up at the City Annex located 318 South 7th St. All bids must be turned in to the City Clerk before 12 noon CT October 7, 2013 at 318 South 7th St. All bids will be opened on October 7, 2013 at 1pm CT at the old City Hall located at 109 South 2nd St. The City of Wewahitchka is an Equal Opportunity Employer/ Handicapped Accessible/ Fair Housing Jurisdiction. The City of Wewahitchka reserves the 95371S PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE Gulf County will hold a public hearing on September 24, 2013 at 8:30 a.m., E.T. The sole purpose of this meeting will be to discuss the Countys application for a grant under the Florida Recreation Development Assistance Program (FRDAP) during the 2014/2015 funding cycle. The applications are due September 30, 2013, and this grant application is being submitted for proposed improvements to Honeyville Park (Phase III). Gulf County will hold the meeting in the County Commission Board Room which is located in the Robert Moore Administration Building, 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd, Port St. Joe, Florida. The public is encouraged to attend. Individuals with disabilities wishing to attend, who will need special accommodations, should contact Towan Kopinsky at 229-6144. /s/ Tynalin Smiley Chairman September 19, 2013 Creamers Tree ServiceCall Jason @ (850)832-9343 Text FL65094 to 56654 Elderly CareWill do Elderly Care PSJ area call Karen 850-229-8992 Text FL65749 to 56654

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Key services include a 458-bed hospital in Pensacola, a Regional Heart and Vascular Institute, Childrens and Womens Hospital, a Level II Trauma Center, Cancer Center, a 120-bed nursing home, and Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast in Miramar Beach.To learn more, please contact Susan Mistal at Susan.Mistal@shhpens.org To apply, please visit http://www.sacred-heart.org/careers/ 1113104 EASTERN SHIPBUILDING GROUP MORE THAN A JOB A FUTURE!LONG TERM WORKan aggressive leader in the Marine Industry, located in Panama City, FL has the following opportunities for skilled craftsmen:ShipfitterS pipefitterS pipe WeLDerS X-ray WeLDerS OutSiDe MachiniStS inDuStriaL Marine eLectricianSCompetitive wages DOE, and a comprehensive benets package including: Company paid health, dental, and life insurance, 401(k), attendance & safety bonuses. Normal work week to include overtime. Qualied craftsmen should apply in person: Mon-Fri, 8am-12pm 1pm4:30 pmHUMAN RESOURCES (2 Locations): 13300 Allanton Rd., Panama City, FL 32404 and 134 S. East Ave., Panama City, FL 32401 (850) 522-7400, ext. 2285, 2322, or 2302 Fax: (850) 874-0208EOE/Drug Free Workplace 4514220 RENTALS 108 S. E. AVE. A CARRABELLE, FLORIDA 32322Contact Randi Dempsey (850) 697-5300 www.seacrestre.com www. rst tness.com/carrabelle PROPERTY MANAGEMENT AND RENTALS SEACREST REAL ESTATE, INC. IS NOW 1 BR / 2 BA FURNISHED CONDO WITH POOL ON TIMBER ISLAND, UTILITIES INCLUDED ............... $1200 2 BR / 1 BA FURNISHED APARTMENT IN LANARK ...................................................... $500 3 BR / 2 BR HOME IN CARRABELLE ................................................... $700 OFFICE BUILDING FOR RENT 1500 SQ FT/ 2 LOTS ................................. $650 HIGHWAY 98 FRONTAGECOMMERCIAL PROPERTY ON HWY 98, UNLIMITED POSSIBILITIES CALL CHARLOTTE FOR DETAILS 850 370 6223 4514221OFFICE/WAREHOUSE SPACE FOR LEASE @ 151-A Commerce Park 12x12 ofce/bath/ with 800 sq. ft. warehouse space... make this your new business location...$575.00 per month/ 1 year lease call Gina @ 229-8014 today... JOB NOTICEThe City of Port St. Joe (pop. 3445) is accepting applications for the following volunteer position:Planning and Development Review Board MemberPlease submit an application to The City of Port St. Joe, Attn. Charlotte Pierce, POB 278, Port St. Joe, FL 32457. Applications can be found on our website cityofportstjoe. com. PDRB Members are appointed by the City Commission and meet on the second Tuesday of each month at 4:00 P.M. EST. The PDRB utilizes the Land Development Regulations and City Ordinances to review complex development requests. PDRB members must live within the City limits and/or own a business within the City limits. If you have any questions, please contact Charlotte Pierce at (850) 229-8261. The Position will close on September 27, 2013, at 3:00 P.M. EST. This is a non paid position. The City of Port St. Joe is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace.4514301 ENTERPRISE SYSTEM MANAGERThis position will oversee, coordinate, & manage the daily operation & maintenance of the enterprise administrative systems to support the students, faculty, & staff of GCSC. Develop & manage priorities & timelines for features enhancements, new products & advanced implementations of existing modules. Supervise a team of programmer/analysts & operations staff, & continue to serve as the Colleges coordinator of the cross-departmental users group team that supports the enterprise administrative system called the Lighthouse system by the College. Requires: Bachelors degree with emphasis in Information Technology, Computer Science, Management with IT or project planning focus, Business with IT or project planning focus or related eld. 3-4 years of relevant experience. Range starts at $62,000 Deadline to apply 10/11/13. At GCSC Human Resources, 5230 W. U.S. Highway 98. Additional info: www.gulfcoast.edu/hr. Gulf Coast State College does not discriminate against any person on the basis of any federally protected class in its programs, activities or employment. GCSC Equity Ofcer 850-872-3866 GCSC is an EA/EO/M/F/Vet employer. GCSC Equity Oce 850.873.3516 1113111 right to reject any and all bids. Connie Parrish City Clerk Sept. 19, 26, 2013 95405S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 23-2013-CA-000026 DIVISION: JAMES B. NUTTER & COMPANY, Plaintiff, vs. DOROTHEA GALE PITTS A/K/A DOROTHEA G. PITTS A/K/A DORTHEA G. PITTS, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION TO: DOROTHEA GALE PITTS A/K/A DOROTHEA G. PITTS A/K/A DORTHEA G. PITTS LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 724 COUNTRY CLUB ROAD PORT SAINT JOE, FL 32456 CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN 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 LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: UNKNOWN CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in GULF County, Florida: UNIT C: A PORTION OF SECTION 25, TOWNSHIP 8 SOUTH, RANGE 11 WEST, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS; COMMENCING AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SECTION 36, TOWNSHIP 8 SOUTH, RANGE 11 WEST; THENCE EAST ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 36 FOR 1265.00 FEET; THENCE NORTH AT A RIGHT ANGLE TO SAID SECTION LINE FOR 1010.0 FEET; THENCE NORTH 10 DEGREES 36 MINUTES 42 SECONDS EAST 434.43 FEET; THENCE NORTH 69 DEGREES 48 MINUTES 28 SECONDS EAST 1124.09 FEET; THENCE NORTH 54 DEGREES 08 MINUTES 33 SECONDS EAST 520.68 FEET; THENCE NORTH 10 DEGREES 07 MINUTES 52 SECONDS EAST 619.66 FEET; THENCE NORTH 38 DEGREES 18 MINUTES 31 SECONDS EAST 127.44 FEET; THENCE NORTH 40 DEGREES 09 MINUTES 24 SECONDS EAST 75.04 FEET; THENCE NORTH 10 DEGREES 16 MINUTES 37 SECONDS WEST 551.50 FEET; THENCE NORTH 5 DEGREES 07 MINUTES 13 SECONDS EAST 560.24 FEET; THENCE NORTH 27 DEGREES 17 MINUTES 17 SECONDS EAST 283.56 FEET; THENCE NORTH 1 DEGREES 17 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST 1292.44 FEET FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE SOUTH 88 DEGREES 30 MINUTES 07 SECONDS WEST 168.85 FEET; THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 38 MINUTES 37 SECONDS WEST, 22.43 FEET ALONG THE CHORD OF A CURVE CONCAVE WESTERLY AND HAVING A RADIUS OF 6442.24 FEET AND A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 00 DEGREES 11 MINUTES 59 SECONDS; THENCE NORTH 88 DEGREES 30 MINUTES 07 SECONDS EAST, 168.81 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 43 MINUTES 54 SECONDS EAST, 22.47 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses within 30 days after the first publication, if any, on Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L., Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is 4919 Memorial Highway, Suite 200, Tampa, Florida 33634, and file the original with 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. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court on this 24th day of June, 2013. Rebecca L.Norris Clerk of the Court By: B.A. Baxter As 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 F13000564 Sept. 19, 26, 2013 95425S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY CASE NO.: 2013-45-CA HANCOCK BANK, a Mississippi banking corporation, as assignee of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, as Receiver for Peoples First Community Bank, a Florida banking corporation, Plaintiff, vs. STEVEN GRINSLADE and ANGELA M. GRINSLADE, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the undersigned Clerk of the Circuit Court of Gulf County, Florida, pursuant to the Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure, entered in this cause, will sell the property at public sale to the highest bidder for cash, except as set forth hereinafter, on October 17, 2013, at 11:00 am Eastern Time in the lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse located at 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456 in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes, the following described real property lying and being in Gulf County, Florida, to-wit: Lot 1, Block A, Unit Number 1 of Red Bull Island, Gulf County, Florida, further described as follows: Commence at the Southeast Corner of U.S. Government Lot No. 2 of Fractional Section 30, Township 4 South, Range 9 West, Gulf County, Florida; thence run North 145.4 feet along the Lot line; thence run N85W 137.0 feet along the South right of way line of Red Bull Island Drive; thence run S25E 225.4 feet, thence run N40E 60.0 feet along the Northwest Bank of the Chipola River to the Point of Beginning This Notice dated this 11th day of September, 2013. Rebecca Norris Clerk, of Circuit Court By: B.A. Baxter Deputy Clerk Sept. 19, 26, 2013 95409S PUBLIC NOTICE The Port St. Joe Redevelopment Agency will hold a public workshop to discuss the addition of playground equipment and potential playground improvements to the Washington Gym Complex. The meeting will be held at 6 PM on Tuesday, September 24 at the WIG Center, 401 Peters Street, Port St. Joe, FL. For information, call Gail Alsobrook at 850-229-6899. September 19, 2013 95417S PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE Gulf County will hold a public hearing on September 24, 2013 at 8:45 a.m., E.T. The sole purpose of this meeting will be to discuss the Countys application for a grant under the Florida Recreation Development Assistance Program (FRDAP) during the 2014/2015 funding cycle. The applications are due September 30, 2013, and this grant application is being submitted for proposed improvements to Dead Lakes Park (Phase II). Gulf County will hold the meeting in the County Commission Board Room which is located in the Robert Moore Administration Building, 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd, Port St. Joe, Florida. The public is encouraged to attend. Individuals with disabilities wishing to attend, who will need special accommodations, should contact Towan Kopinsky at 229-6144. /s/ Tynalin Smiley Chairman September 19, 2013 ADOPTION:Affectionate College Sweethearts. Secure Stay-Home-Mom await baby. Carolyn & Chris 1-800-552-0045 Expenses Pd FLBar42311 Mexico Beach: 309 Hatley Dr. Sat, 9/21 7am-11amGarage SaleLots of good stuff, no clothes! 3 bikes, golf clubs (full set), fishing, gas space heater, glassware and much more! Text FL65840 to 56654 Port Saint Joe: 1006 Avenue A Sat. Sat, 9/21 8am -3pmHuge Yard SaleToo many items to name. Something for everyone! Text FL65848 to 56654 Port St Joe 2720 State Rd 30-A (Corner of C-30 and Golf Course Rd). 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