50 For breaking news, visit www.starfl.com Thursday, JULY 14 2011 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 Classied deadline is Monday 5 p.m. ET 747-5020 Opinion ....................................... A4-A5 Outdoors ..................................... A8 Obituaries .................................... A10 School News ................................ A11 Faith ............................................. A12 Classieds .................................... A13 TABLE OF CONTENTS YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER SINCE 1937 THE S TAR Y EAR 73, NUMB ER 39 By Tim Croft Star News Editor Port St. Joe city commis sioners hope to expand access to the city business district for golf cart riders. Commissioners unani mously approved sending a letter to the Florida Depart ment of Environmental Pro tection to allow golf carts to cross U.S. Highway 98 and State 71 at specied locations. The goal is to enhance ac cess for folks using golf carts to downtown and the Port St. Joe Marina. The issue for commission ers was a choice of several lo cations for potential crossing sites and how to balance safe ty and access for golf carts in areas of town with signicant vehicular trafc. We dont want to increase the risk of an accident, but we do want to broaden opportu nities to access downtown and the marina, Mayor Mel Magidson said. After some discussion, commissioners focused on two possibilities for crossing State 71 at Woodward Avenue and Reid Avenue. Woodward was consid ered a good option due to the light volume of trafc on the avenue and because trafc turning onto State 71 from Highway 98 would have lon ger to see crossing golf carts at Woodward. However, to make the site at Woodward, four lanes at By Tim Croft Star News Editor The Gulf Coast Work force Board offers a host of programs each year for youth aged 14-19 and con sidered to be at-risk, said executive director Kim Bodine. Whats occurring this summer at the old Wash ington High School com plex in Port St. Joe is, Bodine notes, not your typical program. Mixing summer fun with a dash of learning and sizable dollop of training for the workforce some of these children will enter soon enough, the workforce board has cobbled together a collaborative effort to reach kids from elemen tary school age to young adulthood. The kids enjoy it, said site coordinator Sandy Quinn. Its been different for the kids. They are used to just coming out and play ing around at the gym. Here we have group activities. Weve been go ing on eld trips, learning. Theyre enjoying it. The program is the re sult of the Gulf Coast Work force Board, which serves Gulf, Franklin and Bay counties, stepping into a void created by city budget cuts. By pulling together a variety of resources, such as money the city annually spends during the summer on programs at the Wash ington Gym, county dollars and grants from the Jesse Ball duPont Foundation and Port St. Joe Redevel opment Agency, the work force board has laid the foundation for a year-round program. We have always fo cused on the 14-19 age group, Bodine said, adding that the primary focus is reaching youngsters in poverty. Weve always had problems with that kind of program in Gulf County. I wanted to do something for the youth of Gulf County. We have 130 children enrolled and registered. We dont see 130 a day; we dont see 100 at any one time. It is a very uid group. But we see, on average, at least 60-70 kids every day. Fashioning the correct program required re search. Bodine and her staff worked with the schools to understand the grade-level learning gap for minorities in core courses reading and math. Each day, the children separate by age groups and have at least one hour of reading and also spend time in the computer lab on FIL E PHOTO Wewahitchka ofcially dedicated the Wewahitchka City Annex in 2010 to Mayor Ray Dickens in honor of his long-time service to the city. Gulf Coast Workforce Board offers summer programs for teenagers Port St. Joe seeks to broaden golf cart access See SUMMER A2 See MA YOR DICKENS A7 See PSJ A9 he clouds parted sufciently on a recent warm evening to afford this postcard glimpse of St. Josephs Bay and a setting sun. Summer hours for lighthouse A8 P hoto by T IM CR O F T | The Star Gaskin lone qualier for mayoral election By Tim Croft Star News Editor Ray Dickens, the only mayor the city of Wewahitchka has known since the fall of 1993, has ofcially retired. In an open letter to the citizens of We wahitchka, Dickens said medical issues have forced him to decide not to seek an other four-year term as mayor this fall. Dickens ofce is the only one on the ballot this year for Wewahitchka voters. Qualifying for the August election ended Monday at noon with current Com missioner Philip Gaskin the lone qualier. He will ofcially succeed Dickens at the Commissions regular September meet ing. The City Commission will have 30 days from that meeting to appoint a successor to Gaskin. Wewa Mayor Dickens retires
the campus as well as sci ence projects and arts and crafts. Theyll be learning something and not realize they are learning, Bodine said of the small-group approach of the educational piece of the program. That is the best way, they are en gaged. We cant stay status quo, the same thing every day, all summer or you lose them. But reading is an es sential component. Bodine and staff also spoke the ofcials from the county 4H program and extension service to add a gardening and nutrition component. We wanted them to have nutritious meals, Bodine said. The kids are served breakfast and lunch. We dont want to give them any of those pro cessed foods, said Jennifer German, assistant director of the workforce board. County extension agent Roy Lee Carter provides frequent eld trips to the garden at the elementary school. Students from Auburn University that come down each year to perform a host of community projects under the auspices of the Christian Community De velopment Fund provide assistance and fellowship, a daily lesson as well as assistance with providing meals and, in so many cas es, just a friend to play with and talk to. They provide a virtues program, Bodine said of the Auburn students. Ev ery week has a virtue, such as discipline, a balanced lifestyle, pride in self. They provide (Bible) verses and practical applications. A key component of the overall program is an in ternship program target ing young adults aged 1821 and offering workplace training as well as class room instruction while the interns earn a stipend (see associated story). We need to connect those kids with the work force or we are going to lose them, Bodine said. And there is Kids Col lege, ve days throughout the summer when kids in that 14-19 age demographic the workforce board tar gets, travel over to Gulf Coast State College in Pan ama City to walk around, look in on classrooms and generally receive brief ex posure to the college expe rience. It gives them a taste of college, Bodine said. There is also a Learn ing through Sports soft ware program that is a selfpaced learning program for kids aged K-9 in which the child picks a sport, goes through a series of educational modules and is rewarded upon comple tion with free time playing a computer game in the sport they chose. The summer program will wrap up in about a month as the school year gears up, during which the workforce board will con tinue to offer after-school programs and internship opportunities. The work of preparing these youngsters for adult hood and the workforce is a 365-day job, Bodine said, not eight weeks during the summer. Its a commitment, Bodine said. When I com mit to something, I want it to be 100 percent. I want to live up to the commitment we made to the commu nity. Its a start-up year. It has gone a lot better than I thought it would. We hired some great people, and these are great kids. They are very loving. They enjoy the relationships they are building. You gave them life. Dont let your addiction take it away. Second hand smoke can cause asthma, respiratory infections or worse. Protect those you love. Call 1-877-U-CAN-NOW For more information, contact the Gulf County Health Department, 850-227-1276, ext 205 Aaron Farnsley, AIF CFP MBA Farnsley & Johnston 505 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe, FL 32456 850.227.3336 email@example.com Local A2 | The Star Thursday, July 14, 2011 SUMMER from page A1 P hotos by TIM CROF T | The Star From left, Kim Bodine, executive director of the Gulf Coast Workforce Program, has been a constant presence and inuence on the summer programs taking place on the campus of the old Washington High School. Students from Auburn University help provide nutritious meals, serve as mentors and buddies to the kids and lead daily lessons in virtues while leading and participating in game times.
Local The Star| A3 Thursday, July 14, 2011 By Tim Croft Star News Editor To borrow from the mili tary, Assane Beye is train ing tomorrows workers today. Beye is the coordinator for one of the most critical programs implemented in the county by the Gulf Coast Workforce Board, a training program that pro vides money in the pocket for young adults about to enter the workforce while offering a host of training opportunities. Beye is coordinating an internship program that targets individuals aged 18-21, one of the key demo graphic groups on which the workforce board fo cuses. We know that is a seg ment of the workforce we could engage earlier, said Kim Bodine, executive di rector of the Gulf Coast Workforce Board. In that age group we have always had a hard time engaging. A signicant percent of them are not going to go onto college. They need the training in workforce skills. We think it is important to have an internship com ponent to the programs in Gulf County. They are not really employees; this is training them for the work force. The concept is to place an intern in a workplace, have them learn valuable skills they can use as they grow into paycheck-receiv ing, tax-paying members of society, and provide them a small stipend as they learn. We teach them how to get a job, how to keep a job, be on time, dress for suc cess, and how to manage their money, Beye said. At the end of each week there is also class time where the students learn to understand a paycheck stub, how to read a credit card statement, to keep and balance a checkbook, how to understand the dif ference between simple and compound interest and how to budget and save. They also spend an hour each Friday in a comput er lab at the Washington School site to hone needed computer skills. On a recent Friday morning, the class Beye taught was how to gure out a credit card statement, how to make payments on the principal without letting interest balloon payment requirements and how to calculate annual interest. We want them to be able to read their paycheck and where they are going to put their money, Beye said. We want them to un derstand that savings and spending go together. The program lasts eight weeks and the 20 interns selected for this summer earn $200 a week for a fourday work week. The stipend comes from grant funds provided by the Gulf Coast Workforce Board, so employers pay nothing for an extra set of hands. Beyes rst step was to nd a quota of young adults desiring assistance as they prepared for the workforce. Among the interns are a number of recent high school graduates as well as some soon-to-be seniors at Port St. Joe High. I just went out and re cruited, Beye said with a wide smile, the hallmark of the characteristic optimism the native of the African na tion of Senegal carries as if part of his wardrobe. We really wanted to recruit kids who needed it, who wanted to go to college. Beye quickly found de mand out-weighed supply. We were only budgeted for 20 interns but once the kids heard about the pro gram I had more than 20 applications, Beye said. We accepted who we could. Beye then played match maker between interns and Program offers training opportunities for young adults TIM CROF T | The Star At the end of each week, the interns gather for class and computer time. Here Assane Beye instructs the interns on reading a credit card statement. potential employers/train ing opportunities. I went to businesses and explained about the program, Beye said. Now they want to hire one of our interns. I wanted to put the in terns in places they can learn and take those les sons with them as they grow and enter the work force. All kids we put in them in avenues they can begin to learn about real life. Therefore, an intern wishing to work with young children is now assisting at the Busy Bee Child Care Center. Another interested in government and politics is employed at Port St. Joe City Hall, another at the citys surface water treat ment plant. An intern pursuing a nursing degree is working at The Bridge assisted liv ing center. Another with an eye on a technology eld is working at Radio Shack, another is at Ace Hard ware. Ashleigh Lewis is the political junkie working at City Hall. She is doing great, said Port St. Joe city man ager Charlie Weston. The young lady has done a yeo mans job. She has a great work ethic and attitude and has done great work. Id love to have another or 10. There is an evaluation form that the employer lls out detailing how the intern did during the week, were they on time for work, were there any problems, did they per form tasks as told in a timely fashion. Two unsatisfactory re ports results in a deduction from the weekly paycheck. Additional unsatisfactory reports can results in ad ditional reductions in pay or even expulsion from the program. We have two interns who already believe they are ready for the job they are training for and want to apply, Beye said. It has been a great experience for the kids. We teach them how to get a job, how to keep a job, be on time, dress for success, and how to manage their money. Assane Beye intern coordinator for the Gulf Coast Workforce Board
The opportunity to be part of a small-town newspaper, to make a difference as part of a community newspaper has been an unending pleasure. . Opinion A4 | The Star Thursday, July 14, 2011 The sands continue to fall, but as a good friend says, I remain vertical and above ground. By the time this is on the press, ink applied to paper, another year of my education is in the books, another year of learning to which I owe so much to so many of you kind readers. That you take the time to make this newspaper, and by extension me, a part of your weekly rhythms is an honor and a deep responsibility. My father was a newspaper man of a different era, when the typewriter and carbon copy paper were king in the newsroom, those newfangled things called newswires or tickers providing continual updates; a novelty. I sat around a dining room table night after night and absorbed as a sponge the news of the day filtered through my fathers workday, conversations with my mother and older siblings about civil rights, a war in a far-off land that would hit close to home and free speech rights that were in crisis at the time. I listened as my father pounded out an editorial in the wee hours of the morning following the shooting of Robert Kennedy, his anguished bouts with writing following the death of Martin Luther King, Jr., his recounting of the Republican National Convention in Miami Beach, a strange and exotic land for a boy from the East, and his trip to San Francisco to receive a prestigious national writing award, a plaque and medal I still cherish. Responding to most every young mans rebellious streak, I dashed as far away as I could from following in his footsteps as a young adult, going into the hotel business as an investigator rather than reporter. But my overzealously detailed reports became something of legend where I worked and in time lifes circumstances brought me to Panama City and an internship with a newspaper, and a life, I would not leave for 20 years. And I would not trade a moment of it for anything, this journey of education. Sure, to enter journalism is to accept that there will be no beach house in the Caribbean, the hours are crazy and the diet associated with those hours is probably not at the top of the American Heart Associations list. But the experiences, the people, the sheer volume of information available to the curious during what seems a lifetime of new adventures are immeasurable. The opportunity to be part of a small-town newspaper, to make a difference as part of a community newspaper has been an unending pleasure, even when the paper or I have fallen short of my expectations, and those who know me well can attest no one is harder on me than moi. Yet it seems only yesterday that I worked in Tallahassee as a member of the Capitol Press Corps, covering state government and courts. The Republicans had just won control of the Legislature for the first time since not long after the War Between the States ended. Government would be different, leaders said, a new day had arrived. Fifteen years later one wonders if the vision then is represented in reality today. Among the By Nancy Argenziano Make no mistake, this is not about liberals vs. conservatives, or Republicans vs. the Democrats; its about what is right and what is wrong. The legislation and policies of the Governor and legislative leadership are wrong. Its about shouting a warning to Floridians that their elected leaders are selling them down the river, saying one thing but doing another. During the 16 years in the Florida House, Senate and Public Service Commission, I have tried to inform people about what was going on in their government and provided the inside scoop that political leaders did not want you to know about. I have been warning for years and providing examples of how our representative government/democracy is being sold to the highest contributors, the slush funds and the corruption. That it really is about money. I have been a Republican, and believe in the republican principles of long ago: Less government in my private life; dont tax us to death; personal freedom; personal responsibility; the right to protect myself and family; and for allowing business to do what it does best; do business, without excessive or unnecessary regulations. But in the last and contrary to the current crop of Republican leaders, I do not want Halliburton in charge of the Pentagon, BP heading up the Department of Environmental Protection or Enron making energy policy. In recent years, I have seen the exact opposite of that philosophy and much corruption. I have a problem with those who have hijacked the Republican party to use it for their own self gain, who wouldnt have a clue what a Republican platform is and who have mutated the R philosophy beyond recognition. I take offense that they use the hard-working grassroots level republicans to help promote a philosophy that they do not practice. Many good republicans that worked hard for this party have written books telling us what was happening, apparently to no avail. It cannot be that all that matters is that our side wins at any cost. I refuse to believe anyone could not see the harm in doing that. It seems that anytime an elected Republican official would not go along with the crooks that stole the party, they were labeled as Republicans in name only (RINOs) and that tactic worked for awhile. This has brought the R party to the sad place where I see it now. Fractured. As a Republican, I cannot be proud of the party Chairman being carted off in handcuffs and accused of stealing contributions. I cannot be proud of or defend R leaders abusing party credit cards for things like their girlfriends lingerie, home repairs, trips to Vegas and more. I will not defend the R Senate President who stridently squawks for smaller government yet has taken three government salaries, tax paid, ostensibly as a professor, not to teach, but to take three years to write a book on politics, achieving a kindergarten level of literacy of which the college hand only a single copy of. For years legislative leaders obtained these extra jobs for certain legislators in return for a do everything youre told legislator. Its pretty hard for those legislators to object when they have gotten used to the trough, even when it hurts the very people who voted for them. I cannot be proud of legislation proposed and passed this session that strips away minimum protections for our elderly in taxpayer subsidized for-profit nursing homes, legislation which turns them into elder fodder for overpaid executives and couponclipping shareholders. One of my biggest battles in the legislature as Chair of the House Elder Affairs and Long Term Care Committee was to bring nursing home quality-of-care standards merely up to the federal minimum safety levels. I recall an influential owner of a large nursing home chain telling me he could not provide those minimum standards and also provide the money his shareholders and executives demanded. I am not proud of the firing of the Long Term Care Ombudsman who was doing a great job and was supported by nursing home resident family members. I am not proud of the reduced funding for Medicaid-supported poor elderly while reducing the minimum required staffing levels I fought so hard to get into law. All this while further curbs on civil litigation in redressing nursing home horrors passed. The attempt to privatize everything government does is alive and well, under the premise of efficiency and while some privatizations work well, not all do. After all, the mission of government, contrary to the booming proclamations of selfabsorbed politicians, is, among other notable goals, to promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty, not to grease the profit avenues of significant campaign contributors. Privatization makes for more and larger contribution sources. As Chair of the Senate Governmental Operations Committee, I saw first-hand how taxpayers got ripped off by some of the major privatized contracts. My committee had to fix the huge errors in contracts, and found Leon knew what to do with his idle hands Guest COLUMN Another year of education Things are worse than you think! TIM CROFT Star news editor It was a hot, lazy, donothing-day when the big ght broke out up in front of Bailey Moore Wrinkles Hardware. I had a pretty good seat. Me and Derinda Melton had just come out of the Golden Rule and were heading over to Tommie Hills DX station to get a Coke. We had to pass right by the hardware. I didnt actually see the rst punch but I did see Curly Hoffman bounce off Mr. Paul Carrolls station wagon and sprawl head long into Lee Street. He didnt stay down. He got up and charged right into Junior Wilkerson! Curly was quicker. Junior was much bigger. Didnt neither one of them have a back up gear. They fought for a while! I gured we ought to break it up. But Derinda declared it was better than the matinee at the Park Theatre! They were both growing arm weary and their breaths were coming in short spurts by the time Aaron Pinson pulled up in the patrol car. When he gotem calmed down and talking, they each allowed that the other one started it. And they couldnt rightly agree on what it was over. But Curly did nally say that mostly they were just bored and it seemed like a good idea at the time. Me and Derinda had our ten minutes of fame over at the DX station recounting to Tommies customers exactly how it all played out. Course, we didnt see it exactly the same way. She thought Junior hadim from the start. His superior size and strength was the deciding factor. I had Curly way ahead on points. He was bobbing and weaving and he managed to get a lick in every now and then. He mostly stayed away and jabbed or got in close where Junior couldnt hit him. The more Derinda took up for Junior, the more, naturally, I had to defend my man. We got to shouting at each other beside the drink box. She pushed me and I tried to slap her face around backwards! I was just before nishing her off when Tommie pulled her off the top of me. He bought us another round, let us cool down a minute and we started for home. You know, Derinda was a philosopher of sorts, weve seen a good ght, almost had one ourselves and got a free Coke. Thats a pretty good day in anybodys book. I nodded in agreement, thought about reminding her that Curly won it by a mile but gured Id better let sleeping dogs lie. Besides, if I brought it up again and we duked it out in front of Woodrow Kennons Grocery store, we wouldnt have anything to ght about tomorrow. Curly was right. Boredom brought on more ghts back in those days than insults, jealous lovers, nit-picking cousins, too-big-for-their-britches neighbors and squatting rights put together! Mom spoke directly to it in her Idle handsDevil workshop speech. But Leon didnt get the message. Or he didnt care. Or he WAS the Devil! Hed punch me around a little bit on slow days. He was older, bigger and stronger. The ght was kinda one sided. Id, naturally, have to take my frustrations out on our little brother. Problem there was, although David Mark was younger, he was tough as whit leather. I couldnt win a ght in my own house! Now, that is cause for a complex! But I didnt sue. Or leave home. Or cry foul. It did force me to have my rst serious pondering on that sometimes life aint fair thing sitting under the street light down at the end of Stonewall Street. And let me hasten to add here, nobody really got mad. Or mean. Or nasty...well, ok, maybe we were a tad angry if it got really heated. But as soon as the ght ended wed break out the marbles or have a spitting contest or get some cardboard and slide down the slopes behind the swimming pool. We were just living. Trying to pass the time and keep something going. There was no lingering after effects or warped personalities. We didnt know who Sigmund Freud was. And didnt care. Ditto for Dr. Spock. And Dr. Seuss musta not been on our elementary school approved reading list! Nobody was trying to express themselves or vent or exorcise some past demons. Shoot, we were just expanding a tad. Growing pains come in different shapes, forms and packages. Our parents didnt pass out calm down pills, hire a team of child psychologists or send us off to military school. If we got to crowding the improper line, they looked over at us, or cleared their throats. If we didnt heed fast enough, they whipped us. Life was fairly uncomplicated in 1957. Jerry King was about the same age as David. Their family built the house on the other side of Stonewall. Everybody, naturally, called him Kong. And he and David tied up the rst day they moved in. It was a territorial thing, I reckon. They fought all day! I refereed the entire mle by doing nothing at all. David had a busted lip and a bite mark on his arm. Kong went home with little pieces of his shirt in his hand. Parents on both sides of the street gured the kids could work it out in time. On the second day, they were best friends. Their differences settled, they formed a bond that is still intact a half a century later. Im not sure Junior and Curly can make that same claim. Respectfully, Kes HUNKER DOWN Kesley Colbert USPS 518-880 Published every Thursday at 135 W. U.S. 98 Port St. Joe, FL 32456 VP/Publisher: Karen Hanes Editor: Tim Croft POSTMASTER: Send address change to: The Star P.O. Box 308 Port St. Joe, FL 32457-0308 Phone 850-227-1278 PERIODICAL RATE POSTAGE PAID AT PORT ST. JOE, FL 32457 WEEKLY PUBLISHING SUBSCRIPTIONS PAYABLE IN ADVANCE IN COUNTY $24.15 year $15.75 six months OUT OF COUNTY $34.65 year $21 six months Home delivery subscribers may be charged a higher rate for holiday editons. TO ALL ADVERTISERS In case of error or omissions in advertisements, the publishers do not hold themselves liable for damage further than the amount received for such advertisement. The spoken word is given scant attention; the printed word is thoughtfully weighed. 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I am yet more ashamed of the massive deregulation bills that passed this session. Attacks on water laws, the environment, and all out build it wherever and however you want it, approach to growth. For the last 16 years the Republican majority deregulated where it was called for, removing unnecessary, duplicative measures. The recent bills are simply giveaways and will cause great harm. I cannot be proud of the attacks on our teachers and state workers, reghters, police, the environment and even election laws. I had in my senate district a state reghter whose salary was such that he qualied for food stamps when his wife was expecting a second child. To legislators who fashioned bills for drug testing state workers, heres an idea: eliminate the exceptions for executive and legislative staff, and members of the House and Senate. I am ashamed of the relentless intrusion into personal decisions in peoples personal lives, despite Republican leaderships mantra that government be minimal I am not proud that millions were hidden in the 2006 budget to get an airport hangar that a big contributor and friend of the Republican Speaker wanted. I am incensed that a Jeb Bush DCA appointee managed to squander tax dollars in outtting the Taj Mahal courthouse with the mahogany furniture, at screen TVs and expensive art work, while we are laying off people and cutting essential services, but also managed to so overstep his authority that he has been ethically indicted by the Judicial Qualifying Commission. Attacks on citizens ballot initiatives, only to nd that the biggest abusers of the constitutional amendment process are the legislators themselves, and for political purposes. They are even ghting the majority of citizens (63 percent) who voted for a ballot initiative for fair districts with our own tax dollars ($50,000,000). I cannot be proud to nd that the Florida House Speaker has hired his own law rm to litigate the Fair Districts amendment challenges. Sheer arrogance. For a party ostensibly consumed by economic efciency, the CSX sweetheart deal which costs us millions and puts operational liability on taxpayers, is inexplicable, except to the extent that its been reported a key legislator has property that will benet from the deal.. You all know what the legislative leaders did to PSC commissioners who said no to unjustied electric rate increases. The PSC is a legislative agency that does what the legislature wants it to do. Legislative leaders dont want a fair PSC. Legislative leaders take millions from those the PSC regulates; do you really think you are getting a fair shake? This agency will continue to be a waste of tax dollars until it is removed from the Legislatures control. The usurpation of PSC responsibilities by the legislature is reected by the amendment sneaked into the 2006 energy bill by the soon-to-be Senate President. When the bill came to the oor it was never mentioned as used to be custom that substantial and major policy changes had been introduced, and we all voted for it. Republican leadership slipped us a Mickey at the behest of the utility lobby. Now with nuclear under the gun, both socially because of Fukushima and economically, the ratepayers will pick up every dollar of the estimated half billion dollar cost already incurred, of abandoning the various nuclear projects. In my rst few years in the Florida House Speaker Daniel Webster started to reduce our government where we could. I had been given the task to look at DEP to see where we could gain efciency. We did that with all state agencies, most recently to the point that they cannot possibly do the job we ask them to. When they inevitably fail legislators point to privatization. For todays so-called leaders to pretend that this has not already been done is a fraud. After 16 years of Rs leading the state, if this had not been done, why would you ever vote for a Republican again? Todays Republican leaders demand a total beehive mentality even as they stray further from real Republican principles. There are boys with little life experience running the fourth-largest state. While I have no doubt that the Democratic party has its problems, I speak as a Republican who has been on the inside for a long time in the Republican Party. I believe that the millions of dollars from the mega corporations that the Republican Party hijackers get in their sweet sounding slush funds, like the Committee to create a beautiful world, are given with the purpose of pushing the corporate hegemony which is advancing rapidly throughout the country. While I am not anticorporation, I certainly do not want my country run by the mega corporations. I see the same legislation in many states. My son and many of your sons and daughters are not serving this country in our military to hand our democracy over to mega corporations. Veterans should be outraged. I have never seen a more bee hive mentality with hardly any independent thoughtful thinking occurring from our elected ofcials. Whether you are of a particular party, or no party, you cannot want an elected ofcial that just follows. Why have separate districts? Not many of us get to vote for the leaders of any party, just for those that run from our own districts and we should expect that they remember where they came from and vote for the interests of their districts as well as the Constitution they swore to uphold. I have a re in my gut more than ever to stop the selling of our representative government; to stop the corruption and the hypocrisy; to work toward xing the real problems we are all facing. I cannot and will not sit and do nothing. If belonging to a political party means having to follow blindly, count me out. We need more citizen legislators with the courage to y alone if the team goes in the wrong direction. Both political parties need a re-awakening. Perhaps in these dire times, partisan politics is the last thing we need. I believe we have to ght hard to get our democracy back. Our rights, our government, are worth that ght. The time is now. Nancy Argenziano served in the Florida House and Senate and also served on the Public Service Commission. newcomers that year of 1996 was a young firecracker out of the Tampa area, Nancy Argenziano. She put her stamp on the House of Representatives as an outspoken advocate for what she believed whether or not you agreed, her passion was infectious and impressive. She seemed to want to serve, her constituents, the state, the laws of Florida and then political party. Surely an unusual approach as we observe the partisan wrangling that defines politics and government in Tallahassee, Washington, D.C. or most any state capital these days. On this page is an opinion piece from Argenziano, offered for not only what is says about one political party in Florida Argenziano has made enemies within her party but more what is says about the state of government. As we watch the brinksmanship in Washington over spending and debt ceilings, just the latest crisis that apparently warrants governance by sound-byte as opposed to bold vision and leadership from either side of the aisle, the words on this and the next page are worth chewing on. My father always believed that one central role for a newspaper was to attempt to lead the community discussion. So while you may or may not agree with what Argenziano has to say, a few central points is government really for and by the people, your next door neighbor and you seem most timely. The version on these pages is slightly abridged. To read the entire opinion piece visit www.starfl. com. As another year of education begins, many of the themes of Argenzianos call to arms seem worth a discussion. EDUCATION from page A4 WORSE from page A4 Todays Republican leaders demand a total beehive mentality even as they stray further from real Republican principles. There are boys with little life experience running the 4th-largest state. While I have no doubt that the Democratic party has its problems, I speak as a Republican who has been on the inside for a long time in the Republican Party.
Local A6 | The Star Thursday, July 14, 2011 Special to The Star Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf welcomes Dr. Patrick Tamim, a board certied vascular surgeon to Gulf County. Dr. Tamim has been credentialed by Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf to provide vascular surgery services to the community. Dr. Tamim, a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, completed residency in general surgery at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit and Abington Memorial Hospital in Pennsylvania. His fellowship in vascular surgery was completed at Hartford Hospital in Connecticut. Dr. Tamim specializes in the treatment of vascular diseases to include: stroke prevention, open and endovascular treatment of aneurysms and peripheral artery diseases, varicose and spider veins, and dialysis access. His principle ofce is at 221 East 23rd Street Suite E in Panama City but he will be providing services at the Sacred Heart on the Gulfs Medical Ofce Building twice a month beginning July 18. Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulfs Medical Ofce Building is located on the hospitals campus at 3801 U.S. Highway 98 in Port St. Joe. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Tamim, please call 215-9654 and specify the Sacred Heart location. Opening Soon! Projected opening date: August 15...enrollment list is already lling up Orientation session: August 1st at 10:00AM at Oak Grove Church Enrollment forms may be picked up from the church ofce, the director, or at orientation and returned during the orientation on August 1st For more information, please contact Stephanie Levins (Director), at (850) 527-3032. email@example.com Locally owned and operated to meet all your insurance needs Star Staff Report Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf will host a free seminar on Life Transition Planning on Tuesday, July 26, at 10:30 a.m. EDT in the hospitals conference room. This topic is sponsored by the hospitals Senior Spirit program. Led by Jeff Ryan, Chaplain, and Ruthie Rhodes, RN Educator, the seminar will highlight living wills, advance directives, and other documents used to give advance directions about medical treatment. Advance directives are legal documents that pro tect your right to accept or refuse medical care if you should ever become inca pacitated or unable to com municate your wishes due to injury or illness. Advance directives enable patients to make their feelings known in writing about complex is sues such as: Cardiopulmonary re suscitation for patients at the end of life Intravenous therapy for patients who can no longer eat or drink DNR orders Organ donation Feeding tubes and res pirators Your feelings about when you would want these treatments used or discon tinued if you were in a coma, terminally ill, or had perma nent brain damage. Sacred Heart Hospital encourages all adults to consider a living will or legal documents that name a per son to make health care de cisions for you if you become unable to do so. Sacred Heart SENIOR Spirit! is a free program for persons 55 and older. Bene ts include free screenings, seminars, special in-patient benets such as three free guest meal tickets (up to $5) per hospital stay, a monthly calendar of events detailing all SENIORSpirit! events, a discounted pre-paid lab cou pon program, and a quar terly newsletter containing health and event informa tion. About Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf opened in 2010 to serve residents of Gulf, Franklin and Bay counties. The 25-bed facility in Port St. Joe features 24-hour emer gency services, inpatient services, surgical services, a full complement of diagnos tic and laboratory services, and a helipad to be used by Sacred Hearts regional air ambulance service to provide rapid transport for trauma or critically ill pa tients. The hospital is oper ated by Sacred Heart Health System based in Pensacola and a part of Ascension Health, the nations largest system of Catholic, not-forprot health care facilities. For more information about Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf, visit online at www. sacredheartonthegulf.org, nd us on Facebook or call 229-5600. Sacred Heart Hospital offering Life Transition Planning Sacred Heart Hospital welcomes vascular surgeon Patrick Tamim Star Staff Report If you need continuing education units (CEUs) for renewal of your ap plicator license or need to take a Re stricted Use Pesticide exam, the Gulf County Extension Service is provid ing an opportunity. From 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. CT Tuesday, July 19, there will be a General Stan dards (CORE) course, and from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 20, will be a Private Applicator Agriculture Pest Control course with a CORE exam following the last presentation for those wishing to take the test. The courses will be provided at the Gulf County Extension Service, 200 N. 2nd Street in Wewahitchka (the old courthouse). The registration fee is $5 and for more information contact 639-3200. Topics to be covered include: Principles of Pest Control, Pesticide Labeling and Formulations, Harmful Effects and Emergency Response, Worker Protection standards, Equip ment Calibration, Formulation, and Area Calculations, Florida Law and Regulations, etc. Pesticide applicator training, exam and CEU opportunity
In his letter to residents, Dickens thanked the people of Wewahitchka for allow ing him to serve in ofce for more than two decades Dickens was mayor from 1982-85, moved to Missis sippi for work and returned to elected ofce as mayor in 1993. I would like to thank the citizens of Wewahitchka for allowing me to serve as City Commissioner then as your Mayor. I have felt blessed with so many friendships, Dickens wrote. It has been a great pleasure to serve the great citizens of Wewahitchka in this ofcial capacity for so many years. I have had many great experiences because of the good people of Wewa. I have seen a lot of changes in the City during my tenure, but the people of Wewahitchka have stayed true friends to me. Dickens was not only a xture as mayor, he was a constant and steadying presence in the city, a tall upright gure at football, baseball, basketball and softball games, giving can dy out to kids at Halloween and always a presence at the citys annual Christmas parade. I have enjoyed going to the athletic events to support our kids, as well as handing out Halloween candy, seeing the wonder ful costumes, and being part of the Christmas pa rades and other events cel ebrating this community and its wonderful people, Dickens wrote. I have received great pleasure in coordinating the sh fry over the years for our Senior Citizens and talking over coffee at the Express Lane. I would like to thank you for the honor of dedicating the Annex building on Seventh Street to me in September 2010. It has been an absolutely enjoyable and blessed time for me to serve. After purchasing the annex building from the county the facility was the countys former Road Department building the city named the annex in honor of Dickens, who at that time had been battling health problems for some time. City manager Don Minchew said at the time that because the mayor was having health prob lems, city ofcials and resi dents wanted do something in his honor. More than 200 people showed up for what was a surprise dedication. He loves people. His heart is there, Minchew said. So we just wanted to let him know that we love him. Those ongoing health issues led to Dickens de cision it was time to step away from public ofce. Through life we have to make many decisions for unforeseen circumstanc es, we cannot do what we need to do, Dickens let ter continued. For medical reasons at this time, it is in the best interest of the City, I feel I will not be able to run for the next may oral election of the City. I have felt blessed serving this community for more than 20 years. Thank you again for all your love and support. The letter was signed, respectfully, by the Honorable Mayor Ray Dickens. Minchew said Dickens loved where he lived and enjoyed its people, just not the spotlight. Ray supported the people of Wewahitchka, Minchew said of his longtime friend and boss. No one born and raised in a town could love their town more than Ray Dickens. He fed ball teams out of his own pocket. Those Senior Citizen sh fries, any mon ey needed came out of his pocket. And he didnt want a thing in return. That is just who he is. Ive worked under a lot of mayors, and I never have worked for one who loved his town more than Ray Dickens. Maybe as much but not more. He had the people at heart; that is the bottom line. GULF COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY MONTHLY MEETING Capital City Bank July 18th, 2011 6:00 PM ET Florida Presidency 5 Caucus The GCRP will select the delegates to the Florida Presidency 5 at the local caucus. The Monthly Meeting directly after at 7:00 PM ET All interested Republicans are invited. 9454 HWY 98 BEACON HILL AT T H E MEXICO BEAC H C ITY L I M ITS (850) 647-2971 U p c o m i n g THURSDAY 9 PM E T RANDY ST ARK ON T HE P OO P DECK FRIDAY & S A T URDAY 9 P M ET RANDY S T ARK WI T H AR T LONG ON SAX ON T HE P OO P DECK K ARAOKE & D ANCING IN T HE CROWS NES T S UNDAY P O T LUCK 7 P M E T BARRY H ENSON W EDNESDAY 7 P M E T D E B I JORDAN ON T HE P OO P DECK O P EN A T 11AM E T 7 DAYS A WEEK WWW.LOOKOU T LOUNGE.COM E v e n t s ! Stan Siprell Please check out my website at www.sunriseconstructioncompany.com, and see some of my residential and commercial building under the projects tab. Recent and current jobs include ONeill/Pennington, Wolfe, Piper and Breyne. I think you will nd me very easy to work with to customize the home you are dreaming of. Local The Star| A7 Thursday, July 14, 2011 MAYOR DICKENS from page A1 Visit us online at star.com. I have had many great experiences because of the good people of Wewa. I have seen a lot of changes in the City during my tenure, but the people of Wewahitchka have stayed true friends to me. Mayor Dickens
The Star Outdoors E-mail outdoors news to firstname.lastname@example.org More coverage online at www.star.com Corner of Marina Drive next to Piggly Wiggly Port St. Joe, FL www.BWOsh.com Everything for your Outdoor Adventure WEVE GOT IT! WEVE GOT WHAT YOU NEED TO WORK ON YOUR BOAT & TRAILER OR GO SCALLOPING, FISHING, SNORKELING BOATING, CRABBING, SWIMMING, CAMPING, HUNTING OR JUST OUT FOR THE EVENING! By Stan Kirkland Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Most days, Joe Littleton occupies himself with running his Panama City landscaping business. However, shing is never far from his mind, particularly shing for red snapper. Describing this as the best season ever, Littleton said not only is he seeing a lot of red snapper, but big sh as well. His comments seem to be consistent with what other shermen are reporting along the Gulf Coast. On our rst trip, there were 10 of us and we caught 24 sh that weighed 15-20 pounds each, Littleton said. Since our bag limit is two each, we released four sh, but that got the season off to a great start. Littleton said hes made nine trips since the opening of snapper season June 1, and hes never seen so many red snapper. The surplus of sh, he said, gives anglers the opportunity to be selective about what they keep. If it doesnt weight 10 pounds, it goes back over the side, he said. Fishing from his 38-foot Sportsherman the Escape, Littleton said hes done well shing south of Cape San Blas 10-15 miles out and points farther west. He said he rarely shes more than 35 miles from the Panama City Pass. Pulling up to most of their shing spots, Littleton said the bottom machine usually lights up with the telltale signatures of sh. After they catch one or two sh, he said what happens next is hard to explain to someone whos never been out there. Red snapper are such a predatory sh, theyll literally come up off the bottom and suspend sometimes 50 feet off the bottom, and sometimes theyll be right under your boat, so close it looks like you can gaff them, he said. Though many red snapper anglers prefer to use live bait, Littleton said it doesnt matter. Theres so many sh theyll hit live bait, cutbait and even rank, dead bait, he said. When you drop your rig down, you just need to be ready. One thing he has noticed this year, in comparison to years past, is the near absence of other types of reef sh. He said in all their trips this season, theyve caught one red grouper and three triggersh. Floridas red snapper season this year runs 48 days in both state and federal waters. The season opened June 1 and ends at midnight Monday, July 18. The daily bag limit is two per person. Legal sh must be 16 inches or longer. Littleton said he recognizes the shortened seasons and bag limits as part of the red snapper rebuilding plan for the Gulf of Mexico, but he is hopeful the seasons will be lengthened and bag limits increased down the road. Large red snapper let shermen be selective Theres so many sh theyll hit live bait, cutbait and even rank, dead bait. When you drop your rig down, you just need to be ready. Joe Littleton, sherman New hours at Cape San Blas Lighthouse Star Staff Report New summer hours for the Cape San Lighthouse and gift shop are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Wednesday through Friday and 1-7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The cost to climb the lighthouse tower is $5 for adults and $3 for children 12 and younger. No chil dren under 44 inches tall are permitted to climb the tower. For more information, please call 229-1151 or check the lighthouse out on Facebook. REEL I T IN Tanner Courson of Lakeland, Ga., caught this 66-pound sailsh on July 4 out of Mexico Beach shing on the MBARA reefs in the Car Body Permit area. At left Scott Hart of Moultrie, Ga., caught this 91-pound wahoo on July 4 out of Mexico Beach while shing with Capt. Jon Lee of Big Time Charters. R O N C H I L D S | S p e c i a l t o T h e S t a r D A P H N E Y G L A S S | S p e c i a l t o T h e S t a r From left, Kimberly Higdon from Nashville, Tenn., caught this 14-pound red snapper while shing with local restaurateur Dewey Blaylock out of Port St. Joe on July 4. Ron Childs caught this 26-pound red snapper off articial reefs out of Mexico Beach. Angus Nicholson from Atlanta shows a huge red snapper speared off Mexico Beach on July 5. This snapper was pulled in by Captain Daphney aboard Sweets Lips in the Gulf of Mexico out of Port St. Joe. Thursday July 14 Page A8 Freshwater Red snapper shing will be over Monday, July 18. The season has been fantastic so far, and Mexico Beach MBARA sites are still holding some snapper. Kingsh are in close to shore right now and are very plentiful. Try trolling cigar minnow tipped with dusters, or troll big live baits, such as hardtails or menhaden. Inshore Offshore Scallop hunting is under way in St. Joe Bay. Early reports show sheel are still plentiful and the muscle is growing. As summer rolls on, scallops will move to deeper water. Trout and redsh are being landed on Towns Beach and along the Eagle Harbor area this week. Good reports of ounder behind Blacks Island. Local rainfall has the waters on the rise. New water should improve bass, catsh and bream shing this week. Good reports from Lake Wimico and the river system make up the bulk of shing reports this week. Depot Creek has been ooded with saltwater, killing grass and running sh upstream. SPONS ORED B Y
Local The Star| A9 Thursday, July 14, 2011 PSJ from page A1 that point on State 71, work would require a waiver of some sort from the DOT or city as golf carts are banned from driving any distance on a four-lane highway. Reid Avenue was per ceived as a natural, as golf carts are already allowed on the avenue, and it would feed directly into down town, though concerns were expressed over safety along the heavily traveled area between First and Fifth Streets that frames downtown. Magidson noted that parking is already at a pre mium along Reid at peak times and that backing large vehicles out of spac es along the avenue was a constant concern. Add ing golf cart trafc could compound the problems, though other commission ers noted Reid was already open to golf carts. As for the crossing of Highway 98, commission ers were unanimous that allowing golf carts to cross the highway at the inter section of State 71, where there is a trafc light and crossing signals was the safest and most efcient site. It makes perfect sense to me, Commissioner Bill Kennedy said. Commissioners voted to ask the DOT to estab lish crossings of State 71 at Reid and Woodward Avenues and the site for crossing Highway 98 as the intersection of 98 and 71. There are at least 40 permitted golf carts in the city and commissioners acknowledged there are likely more golf carts in use by residents. Retirement contribution To assist employees dinged by state legislation requiring public employ ees to contribute 3 percent of their pay toward their retirement, city commis sioners approved a change in payroll in which the city will effectively pay the 3 percent for employees. The city is obligated to collect the 3 percent em ployee contribution and submit that amount to the state. The 3 percent is for bookkeeping purposes a savings for the city since it is to come from the em ployee, as explained by city manager Charlie Weston. This will have a posi tive impact on the budget either way, Weston said, while noting employees had received no pay raise in three years. This will make employees whole in respect to their paycheck. Weston proposed, and commissioners approved, using that savings to pro vide all impacted employ ees a 3 percent increase in gross earnings. Because the retirement contribution mandated by the state lawmakers is an exempt contribution, meaning it falls outside of federal withholding taxes, the 3 percent increase in gross earnings will not rep resent a complete wash on the retirement mandate, but it will all but offset the employee contribution re quirement. This is an opportunity for us, I think, to do the right thing, Magidson said. Even while making the 3 percent employee contri bution, the citys required contribution to the state re tirement system will drop nearly 3 percent compared to last year. Last year, the city con tribution was 10.77 of an employees salary this year, even making up the 3 percent requirement for each employee, the city will pay 7.9 percent of each employees salary as a con tribution to the retirement system. Employees in the DROP program are not eligible for the additional 3 percent in gross earnings as those employees are not required to contribute 3 percent of their pay. Recycling In an attempt to ad dress a problem with the recycling requirements for cardboard among com mercial establishments, commissioners approved a tiered-option approach. The main issue is the requirement that all card board dropped off for recy cling must be broken down. We have a major issue because a lot of people do not want to break down box es, Weston said. There is a signicant problem with cardboard, and I think this proposal is an equitable way to resolve it. Under the plan, a busi ness not wishing to par ticipate in recycling may leave their cardboard in their current container for pickup. However, the cardboard must still be bro ken down. Cardboard not in the container will not be picked up. The second option is participating in the recy cling program and taking all broken down cardboard to the two drop-off sites in the city, the Public Works yard on Tenth Street and the transfer station off In dustrial Road. Businesses wishing to recycle while not having to transport cardboard to the drop-off sites, will be able to have a recycle container placed at their business to be picked up once or twice a week, as determined by the business owner. Once a week pickup will be at a cost of $40 per month; twice a week will cost $80 per month. As Weston noted, the re cycling program has been well-received by the public, but city ofcials recognize that transporting recycla ble material to either dropoff site is not an optimal solution. The city, however, is committed to providing a service that meets the needs of businesses and supports the recycling pro gram, which has long been in the works. Port St. Joe Redevelopment Agency Patrick Jones, chairman of the board of directors of the redevelopment agency, announced that executive director Matt Fleck has left his position to take a job in Panama City and the board has hired former executive director Gail Alsobrook to succeed Fleck, who suc ceeded Alsobrook. Alsobrooks rst day back at the helm of the PSJRA was this week. For more local news, visit us online at star.com. We dont want to increase the risk of an accident, but we do want to broaden opportunities to access downtown and the marina. Mayor Mel Magidson
A10 | The Star Thursday, July 14, 2011 OF THE WEEK PET St. Joseph Bay Humane Society Home Style Boarding Qualications: Expertise in: Now Accepting Appointments Call Toll Free 888-681-5864 For more info www.seclung.com Lung Disease Specialist Rob Garver, MD Now Seeing Patients in Port St. Joe NOW BCBS-FL I N -NETWORK PROV I DER Jason Everett Carroll, age 29, of Louisville, KY, passed away Monday, July 11, 2011, at the family home. He was a United States Army Veteran serving in Baghdad, Iraq. He was a graduate of Port St. Joe High School in Florida and worked at TNA Travel Center in Knoxville. Preceded in death by mother, Linda Kay Carroll. Survivors include grandparents, Tom and LaRue Heller of Florida and Bobbie Silvers of Nashville; father, Dennis Wayne Carroll of Nashville; sister, Melissa Kay Hornsby of Nashville; special family, David Dawson, Tim Dawson, Donna Stevens, Cheryl Penrod, Conna Middleton, Robert Carroll, Patrick Silvers; and several nieces and nephews. Family and friends will assemble for graveside service and inurnment at 1:30 p.m. ET Thursday, July 14, 2011, at Knoxville Veterans Cemetery on Lyons View Pike, Knoxville. Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, Maryville, 865-983-1000, www.smithmortuary.com. Jason Everett Carroll Evelyn Willette Thompson Maddox, 89, of Lynn Haven, FL, passed away Sunday, July 10, 2011, in her home. Evelyn was born September 23, 1921, in Nichols, Georgia. Her parents were Vera Lynn and Bill Thompson. She was raised in Folkston, Georgia, and graduated from Charlton County High School. She attended South Georgia College in Douglas and graduated from Crawford W. Long School of Nursing in Atlanta, GA, in 1944. She had moved to Port St. Joe in 1944 to work at Port St. Joe Municipal Hospital and later the ofce of Dr. Wayne Hendrix, and lived there 57 years prior to moving to Lynn Haven six years ago. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Wesley Maddox, Jr.; sisters, Kathryn T. Wildes of Folkston and Jean T. Lancaster of Jacksonville; and a grandson, John Thomas Hardenburg of Lynn Haven. Evelyn is survived by her son, John W. Maddox III of Starke; and daughter and son-in-law, Jean and Jim Hardenburg of Lynn Haven; a granddaughter, Emily H. Paul of Lynn Haven; and three greatgrandchildren, Blaine Paul, Ethan Hardenburg and Zoe Carnley, all of Lynn Haven; she also leaves many nieces and nephews with whom she enjoyed spending special times at the beach and a large extended family to whom she was very special. Graveside services were held at Magnolia Cemetery in Apalachicola on Wednesday, July 13, 2011, at 11 a.m. EDT with the Rev. Jim Luther ofciating. Those desiring may make donations to Covenant Hospice or Lynn Haven United Methodist Church in memory of Evelyn T. Maddox. The family would like to thank Dottie, Joanie, Holly and granddaughter, Emily Paul, for their loving care during Evelyns illness, Thanks also to the compassionate staff at Covenant Hospice and Dr. Hayats ofce. All services are under the directions of Comforter Funeral Home. Evelyn Willette Thompson Maddox Society From Star Staff Reports Kiwanis blood drive The Kiwanis Club of Port St. Joe in partnership with the Northwest Florida Blood Services will be conducting a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. ET July 22. All donors will receive a free gift. Photo identication is required, and donors must be at least 16 years old. Donors under 18 must have a parents consent. Donors must weigh a minimum of 110 pounds and must be in good health. Donate blood or platelets twice between May 1 and Aug. 31 and earn a chance to win a cruise for two to the Bahamas donated by AAA Auto Club South. Donate twice between June 1 and Dec. 31 and be entered to win a Kia Soul automobile donated by Kia Autosport. Senior Community Day at PSJ senior center The Area Agency on Aging for North Florida along with Gulf County Senior Citizens, 120 Library Drive in Port St. Joe, will sponsor a Senior Community Day from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ET Tuesday, July 19. Representatives will be on hand to assist or provide information on Medicare health insurance and Medicare savings programs, the Emergency Home Energy Assistance for the Elderly program for seniors with delinquent utility bills, amplied telephone distribution for the hard of hearing and Medicaid and food stamp application assistance. Anyone needing assistance with any of these services is asked to bring their forms of identication and proof of income. For more information, please call Debbie at 229-8466. Dawson-Larry wedding Mr. and Mrs. Darion and Gwen Dawson announce the marriage of their daughter, Shirley Dawson, to Ricky D. Larry, son of Mrs. Annie Mae Larry and the late R.C. Larry. The wedding will be at 4 p.m. ET on Saturday, July 30, at Zion Fair Baptist Church, 280 Avenue C in Port St. Joe. 2011 Rafeld family reunion Star Staff Report The 2011 Rafeld family reunion will take place at 9:30 a.m. ET Saturday, July 16 at the Gulf County Senior Center facility, 120 Library Drive in Port St. Joe. Announcements will be at 12:15 p.m., and lunch will follow at 12:30 p.m. Please bring a covered dish, a dessert, drinks and share the food, family and fun. Make sure to come early, and plan to stay around a little after lunch to visit. The family has the building all day. For more information about the reunion or if you want to assist with the reunion in any way, please call Benny Rafeld at 348-7728 or email raf1976@comcast. net. Call anytime and leave a message. A great big thank-you to Benny Rafeld for all his hard work. Without him, there would not be a Rafeld family reunion. Happy birthday Jen-Jen and Peaches Our wild and crazy girls. We love you both. Tim and Debbie Share your condolences at star.com Obituaries Birthday Marriage Society BRIEFS United Methodist Women to host tea Star Staff Report If you miss tea parties or would like to enjoy one with your daughter or friends, the United Methodist Women of Port St. Joe will host a tea at 2 p.m. ET Saturday, July 16, in the Fellowship Hall. Debbie Norred will be the featured speaker on Tea & Teaching With Jesus. Norred founded Heart Keepers Ministries in 1997. She uses teacups and other visuals to teach women about the Fruit of the Spirit and how Christ is willing to be our heart keeper. The proceeds from this mission project will benet tornado relief. Tickets can be purchased for $10 from any UMW member, or you can call the church ofce at 227-1724 leave your name and contact information. A committee member will return your call as soon as possible. S PEC IA L T O T HE S T A R This photo of the Charles Jackson Rafeld family was taken in 1910, on the waters of East St. Andrews Bay. Front row, from left: Elva Rafeld, Sadie Rafeld, Henry Rafeld, Hazel Kirvin, Jesse Kirvin and Jason Kirvin. Middle row, sitting: Charles Jackson (holding Charles Rafeld), Nancy Ann Rafeld (holding Coy Rafeld) and Bertha Kirvin. Back row, standing: Cullen Rafeld, Christie Rafeld (holding Marvin Rafeld), Lacy Rafeld, Ethel Rafeld, Suzie Kirvin (holding George Kirvin), Walter Kirvin, Clayton Rafeld (holding Bert Rafeld) and Annie Rafeld.
The Star| A11 Thursday, July 14, 2011 CITY OF WEWAHITCHKA SECOND PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE The City of Wewahitchka is applying to the Florida Department of Community Affairs (DCA) for a grant under the Neighborhood Revitalization category in the amount of $650,000 under the FY2011 Small Cities Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program. For each activity that is proposed, at least 51% of the funds must benet low and moderate-income persons. The activities, dollar amounts and estimated percentages benet to low and moderate-income persons for which the City is applying are: Activity No. Activity Name CDBG Funds Estimated LMI Benet 21A Administration $52,000.00 N/A 21B Engineering $38,000.00 N/A 03J Water Tank/Well $560,000.00 51.00% Treatment Plant Exact budget gures will be available no later than ve (5) days prior to the application due date; however, at no time will the CDBG budget exceed $650,000. The City of Wewahitchkas application will involve necessary upgrades to the Citys Water Treatment Plant within a single service area (Service Area #1) located at 402 Lake Grove Road, Wewahitchka FL, 32465. The necessary upgrades being proposed in the Citys application include demolition of the ground storage tank and construction of a new ground storage tank with necessary piping and site work. Furthermore, the City has considered the following unaddressed needs activities to be completed if funds are available. Each activity will service the same beneciaries as Service Area #1 and are as follows: the removal and replacement of two (2) high service pumps and the plants electrical components; the replacement of well house #2 roof; removal and replacement of well pump #3, to include the construction of a new roof for well house #3 and other necessary structural upgrades. The City of Wewahitchka plans to minimize displacement of persons as a result of planned CDBG funded activities in the following manner: No displacement is anticipated. If any persons are displaced as a result of these planned activities, the City will assist such persons in the following manner: In accordance with the Citys Anti-Displacement and Relocation Policy. A public hearing to provide citizens an opportunity to comment on the application will be held at City Hall, 109 S. 2nd Street, Wewahitchka, FL 32465, on Monday, July 25, 2011, at 6:30 PM, CT. A draft copy of the application will be available for review at that time. A nal copy of the application will be made available at City Hall Annex at 318 S. 7th Street, Wewahitchka, FL 32465, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. and no later than ve days before the application due date. The application will be submitted to DCA on or before August 15, 2011. To obtain additional information concerning the application and the public hearing, contact City Manager Donald Minchew, P.O. Box 966, Wewahitchka, FL 32465 or by phone at (850) 639-2605. The public hearing is being conducted in a handicapped accessible location. Any handicapped person requiring an interpreter for the hearing impaired or the visually impaired should contact City Manager Donald Minchew at least ve calendar days prior to the meeting and an interpreter will be provided. Any non-English speaking person wishing to attend the public hearing should contact City Manager Donald Minchew at least ve calendar days prior to the meeting and a language interpreter will be provided. To access a Telecommunication Device for Deaf Persons (TDD) please call (800) 955-8771. Any handicapped person requiring special accommodation at this meeting should contact City Manager Donald Minchew at least ve calendar days prior to the meeting. Pursuant to Section 102 of the HUD Reform Act of 1989, the following disclosures will be submitted to DCA with the application. The disclosure will be made available by the City of Wewahitchka and DCA for public inspection upon request. The disclosures will be available on and after the date of submission of the application and shall continue to be available for a minimum of six years. 1. Other Government (federal, state and local) assistance to the project in the form of a gift, grant, loan, guarantee, insurance payment, rebate, subsidy, credit, tax benet, or any other form of direct or indirect benet by source and amount; 2. The identities and pecuniary interests of all developers, contractors, or consultants involved in the application for assistance or in the planning or development of the project or activity; 3. The identities and pecuniary interests of any other persons with a pecuniary interest in the project that can reasonably be expected to exceed $50,000 or 10% of the grant request (whichever is lower); 4. For those developers, contractors, consultants, property owners, or others listed in two (2) or three (3) above which are corporations, or other entities, the identication and pecuniary interests by corporation or entity of each ofcer, director, principal stockholder, or other ofcial of the entity; 5. The expected sources of all funds to be provided to the project by each of the providers of those funds and the amount provided; and 6. The expected uses of all funds by activity and amount. In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, religion, sex, and familial status. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs). To le a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Ofce of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 202509410 or call (800)795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-6382 (TDD). EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYMENT/HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE/FAIR HOUSING JURISDICTION PUBLIC NOTICE A Public Hearing will be held at the Planning and Development Review Board (PDRB) meeting on Monday, July 18, 2011 at 8:45 a.m. ET, and at the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) meeting on Tuesday, July 26, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. ET. Both public hearings will be held in the BOCC Meeting Room at the Robert M. Moore Administration Building, 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida. The public hearings will be to discuss and act on the following: 1. Subdivision Application Hibiscus Horizons by Jay Rish for Parcel ID #s 06268-503R, 06268509R, 06268-513R, 06268-514R and 06268-516R Located in Section 6, Township 9 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida Continuance of the tabled June 20, 2011 meeting for determination of Development Order for platting a subdivision for said parcels. 2. Open Discussion 3. Staff The public is encouraged to attend and be heard on these matters. Information prior to the meeting can be viewed at the Planning and Building Department at 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Room 312. Ad#2011-35 From Star Staff Reports PSJHS volleyball conditioning Conditioning for the Port St. Joe junior and high school volleyball team will be 8-9:30 a.m. ET Tuesday, July 19, in the school gymnasium. These sessions will run Tuesday through Thursday until Aug. 4. Conditioning is open to all Port St. Joe students that will be in grades 7-12 when the new school year begins. In order to participate in conditioning, the player must turn in to the volleyball coach a new FHSAA Form EL3, Consent and Release from Liability Certicate, revision date May 2011. The player also must turn in to the coach a sports physical that is not more than one calendar year old. Our newsletter and FHSAA required forms can be found by clicking the Volleyball News link from http://psjhs.gulf.k12. .us/. Again, players cannot participate in conditioning or practice with the team without these forms being turned in to the coach. The rst full practice will begin at 3:30 p.m. Aug. 8. There will be three practice days, and then on Aug. 11-12, the team will conduct tryouts. There will be a parent meeting at 5 p.m. Aug. 10. At this meeting we will discuss tryouts, team structure, team rules, insurance and other important items. The team will also hold Open Gym from 9:30-11 a.m. on each day we conduct conditioning. Open Gym is available to any female student who will be attending Port St Joe junior or senior high school this fall. Come on out and work on your skills, and lets have some fun. See you in the Dome. Port St Joe High senior portraits Senior portraits are scheduled to be taken at Port St. Joe junior and senior high schools on Aug. 9-10. The photographer will be mailing letters to students of the Class of 2012 with details for this important event. Details also can be found at http://psjhs.gulf.k12..us/. From the home page, click on the link to Senior Portrait News. Please call the photographer at the number given in the link and the letter to schedule your appointment. Scheduling your appointment is very important. For more information, contact the school ofce at 2298251. Corrections course postponed The Correctional Ofcer Basic Standards Class scheduled for July at the Gulf/Franklin Center in Port St. Joe has been postponed until August. Orientation will take place on Aug. 17, and classes will start on Aug. 22. Anyone interested in becoming a correctional ofcer is encouraged to call 227-9670, ext. 5507 or 5511. Star Staff Report Summer started a bit late for Cadets LeAnna Collins and Javarri Beachum as they traveled to St. Petersburg the week of June 5 to attend the Naval Junior ROTC Area Seven Leadership Academy. Floridas elite leadership training opportunity for NJROTC cadets is held annually at Admiral Farragut Academy. Collins and Beachum were among 80 cadets selected from more than 6,000 across Florida to attend this prestigious training event. The instruction they received complimented their classroom work and prior leadership experience and will be instrumental in their roles as leaders in the Port St Joe Senior High program for the upcoming school year. Training events included platoon drill, physical tness, uniform and room inspections, water survival, sailing and academics relating directly to the art of leadership. More importantly, however, was the opportunity to exchange ideas with cadets from all over Florida, sharing their experiences and broadening their own understandings of the inner workings of the NJROTC program. Collins and Beachum met the rigorous challenge of Leadership Academy and excelled. Cadet Collins will hold the position of company commander while Cadet Beachum will be the company operations ofcer for the upcoming school year. Both cadets said they are excited about getting started and are better prepared to face the leadership challenges they will encounter in their new positions. Cadet Collins challenges all cadets to take full advantage of the opportunities provided by the PSJNJROTC and said it is time to Get involved in your school and community. Congratulations to Cadets Collins and Beachum for a job exceptionally well done. The NJROTC is a citizen and leadership training program cosponsored by the Gulf County Board of Education and the United States Navy. An elective class offered at Port St Joe Senior High, the NJROTC program has been an integral part of the Northwest Florida Community for 35 years. Elementary school enrichment camp a blast Star Staff Report Wow! They have had an exciting summer at Port St. Joe Elementary School Summer Enrichment Camp. This camp was sponsored by the Norris D. Langston-Gulf County After-School Program. Students enjoyed learning about the natural resources that can be found all around them. They participated in fun activities such as making a volcano that erupted, a dirt baby that grew hair over the weekend, making pottery shapes of animals found in St. Joe Bay and many more wonderful and fun projects. The students and administration at the school would like to thank the great staff and teachers for sharing such a fun summer. School News School BRIEFS PSJ ROTC cadets attend leadership academy
First Baptist Church VBS If youre life isnt going well, Its not Gods fault. If youre life isnt going well, Its not Gods fault. If you ask Him sincerely from your heart, He will give you a new life. Its called being born again (John 3:3-7) or born of God (John 1:12, 13). Ask God to make you what He wants you to be. Keep on asking until you nd you are changed. Come, worship with us, enjoy real worship music, and meet others, who have been changed, at the Mexico Beach Civic Center, each Sunday, at 10:00 AM central. We follow Jesus, and His teachings, and are not afliated with any other church. For Info: www.mexicobeachcwc.com or 850-348-0711 Jerry Arhelger, SOUTHERLAND FAMILY FUNERAL HOME 507 10th Street Port St. Joe (850) 229-8111 TO KNOW CHRIS T AND T O MAKE H I M K NOWN ST. JAME S E PI S COPAL C HURCH 800 22ND STREET, P ORT ST. JOE 8:00 and 11:00 a.m. (EST) Sunday School 9:45 www.stjamesepiscopalchurch.org Come worship with us! Rector Father Tommy Dwyer St. Peters Church, ACC (Traditional Services 1928 BCP) Morning Prayer & Holy Communion Sunday...............10:00 A.M. Community Healing Service 6:00 P.M. 4 th Thursday of Every Month The Rev. Dr. D. Pete Windham, Priest The Rev Lou Little, Deacon Services Temporarily at Senior Citizens Center, 120 Library Drive An Unchanging Faith In A Changing World 5:00 & 6:00 p.m. Pastor Josh Fidler First Presbyterian Church 508 Sixteenth Street Port St. Joe, Florida 32456 850-227-1756 Rev. Ruth Hemple Worship Service 10:00 AM Sunday School 11:00 AM Rev. Drucilla Tyler COMFORTER FUNERAL HOME W. P. Rocky Comforter L.F.D. (850) 227-1818 www.faithchristianpsj.net (850) 229-6707 Our Church can be your home First Church of the Nazarene 2420 Long Avenue Port St. Joe, Florida 32456 (850) 229-9596 Give unto the Lord the glory due His name, worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness. Psalm 29:2 Sunday School ............................ 10 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship ........... 11 a.m. Sunday Evening Worship .............. 6 p.m. Wednesday Evening Service ....... 7 p.m. A Spirit Filled Outreach Oriented Word of Faith Church HOME OF T H E POWER H OUSE YOUT H M INISTRIES Pastors Andrew & Cathy R utherford W elcome you to worship with us: S unday 10:30am S unday N ight Prayer 6pm W ednesday 7pm www.familylifechurch.net 323 R eid Ave ~ Downtown Port S t. Joe, F L ~ 850-229-5433 First Baptist Church 102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE Buddy Caswell, Minister of Music & Education Bobby Alexander, Minister to Students New Service Schedule for First Baptist Church Sunday School & Worship Service .................. 9:00 am Sunday School & Worship Service ................. 10:30 am Sunday Evening Adult Bible Study ................. 6:00 pm Wednesday Night Supper .......................... 5:30 pm Wednesday Night Adult Prayer Meeting ............. 6:30 pm Wednesday Night Children's Ministry activities ....... 6:30 pm Wednesday Night Youth Ministry activities ........... 6:30 pm www.fbcpsj.org Wednesday Night Youth Ministry activities www.fbcpsj.org Jeff Pinder Pastor Sunday Sunday School .................... 9:00 am Worship Service ................ 10:30 am Sunday Night Awana .... 5 pm 7 pm Youth Groups ..................... 5:30 pm Wednesday Childrens Choir ................. 5:30 pm Prayer Meeting ................... 6:30 pm Childrens Ministry Activities ............................ 6:30 pm Youth Ministry Activities ... 6:30 pm This business invites you to visit the church of your choice this week. FAITH Thursday, July 14, 2011 Page B4 www.starfl.com The Christian CONSCIENCE Gods covenants part 4 In the books of Daniel, Jeremiah, Ezekiel and Malachi, The foundation is laid for the New Covenant. These are the last of the Old Testament prophets, who ministered around the time of 600-400 BC, and prophesied of a time when there would be a New Covenant which would replace the Old Covenant. In this latter part of the Old Testament, time-wise, we are told about the New Covenant, in Jeremiah 31:31-34, Jeremiah 32:38-40, Ezekiel 11:18-20, Ezekiel 18:30-32 and Ezekiel 36:24-27. In the New Testament, the New Covenant is outlined in the last part of the book of Hebrews. It is mentioned in Hebrews 7:22 where it is called the better covenant and especially in Hebrews 8:613 and Hebrews 9:15. In Hebrews 12:24, Jesus is called the Mediator of the New Covenant. The New Covenant is also mentioned in Matthew 26:28, Mark 14:24, Luke 22:20, 2nd Corinthians 3:4-6 and Galatians 4:24-29. So, what is this New Covenant? In simple terms, the control shifts from what the person does or takes part in (obeying the Old Testament law to take part in a ceremony) to a miracle, which God does in the innermost parts of the person whom He calls and chooses. When a person is born to God, or becomes a child of God, He takes out the old heart, which He calls a heart of stone, and replaces it with a heart of esh a heart that will be willing to serve and worship Him. He also takes out the old, self serving human spirit and replaces it with a spirit that delights in serving and worshipping Him. This is best understood in light of the fact that God is the Creator of the universe and of us individually. When a person is born again, or born from above, God does a new creation. As it says in 2nd Corinthians 5:17, If a man (person) is in Christ, he is a new creation. Old things pass away all things become new. The real Christian is a changed creature. He will confess Jesus as Lord and Savior, but the confession alone does not make a person a Christian. It is important to distinguish between statements of fact in the Bible and some sort of instruction as to how to become a Christian. Since the change is an act of God, not of man (See John 1:12, 13) there can be no instruction as how to in the Scriptures. Its not up to us. It is up to God. He is the one who grants repentance. All we can do is ask to become His child and ask to be changed. Ask Him to make you into what He wants you to be, today! False Christians will not do this and they will suffer the consequences! Questions or comments are invited. Send to us at one of the addresses below. Are you concerned about your eternal destiny? At the Mexico Beach Christian Worship Center, you get vital teachings from a trustworthy Bible, every Sunday morning. We dont pass an offering plate, or plead for money, or pressure you to join. We believe in the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and we believe that Jesus was God in human esh. Check us out this Sunday! For the spring and summer seasons our services begin with a time of greeting and fellowship at 9:45 a.m. CT on Sunday. Our worship begins at 10 a.m. For those interested, we have midweek ministry, helping people on an individual basis. Inquire for more information. Come early on Sunday morning so that you can meet us informally, and join in the praise and worship music led by TJ. On Sunday morning we worship, at the Mexico Beach Civic Center on 105 N. 31st Street. The Civic Center is located behind the Beach Walk Gift Shop, behind Parker Realty, just off Rte. 98, in the western end of Mexico Beach. Look for the white building with the dark green roof. God Bless, Pastor Tim Morrill Mexico Beach Christian Worship CenterBox 13337 Mexico Beach, 32410 email@example.com Facebook: Tim Morrill www.mexicobeachcwc. com Revival at Highland View Baptist Church Revival services led by Brother Randy Kuhn will begin July 17 at Highland View Baptist Church. Revival services will be held at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET on July 17 and weeknight services will be held at 7 p.m. ET through July 20. Highland View Baptist Church is located at 310 Ling Street. For more information call 2271306. New Horizon AA The New Horizon AA Groups schedule is Sunday mornings at 11 a.m. EST or 10 a.m. CST. Call 850-639-3600 for more information. Faith BRIEFS There are many homeless people that have no place to go. It seems they are not wanted in Panama nor are they wanted in Port St. Joe. The poor will always be around, no matter where they go. If people dont want them downtown, make room outside of St. Joe. Remember those who have homes now, could be without one day. Folks, we need to be careful about running the less fortunate away. Youve seen what tornados and oods can do. Do you think youre close enough to God that it cant happen to you? Bad things happen to good people too. If the love of God is in you, youll know what to do. Read 1 John 3:17, if you have any doubt. If youre a believer, this should help you out. Billy Johnson Is Gods love in you?
CLASSIFIEDSThursday, July 14, 2011 The Star | A13 2843S IN THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CENTENNIAL BANK, as successor in interest to BAYSIDE SAVINGS BANK, Plaintiff, vs. HAROLD E. KEELS, JR., a/k/a HAL KEELS, and SUSANA MEDINA, Defendants. CASE NO. 10-304-CA NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 22, 2011, and Order to Reset Sale dated June 2nd, 2011, entered in Civil Action No. 10-304 CA of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida, wherein the parties were the plaintiff, CENTENNIAL BANK, as successor in interest to BAYSIDE SAVINGS BANK, and the defendants, HAROLD E. KEELS, JR., a/k/a HAL KEELS, DELISA ANN KEELS, and SUSANA MEDINA, I will sell to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at 11:00 a.m. (Eastern Time) on the 21st day of July, 2011, at the front door of the Gulf County Courthouse, Port St. Joe, Florida, the following-described real property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: Lot 26, Garrison Plantation, as per plat recorded in the public records of Gulf County, Florida, in Plat Book 4, page 9. AND: PARCEL NO. 1: Begin at a St. Joe Paper Company concrete monument marking the Southwest Corner of the Southeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of Section 29, Township 5 South, Range 9 West, Gulf County, Florida; thence from said Point of Beginning run North 00 degrees 50 minutes 43 seconds West 663.79 feet to a rod and cap; thence North 89 degrees 45 minutes 38 seconds East 969.31 feet to a rod and cap; thence North 03 degrees 08 minutes 35 seconds East 104.71 feet to a rod and cap; thence North 75 degrees 42 minutes 05 seconds East 59.22 feet; thence North 58 degrees 16 minutes 42 seconds East 118.52 feet to a rod and cap lying on the Westerly right of way of State Road Number 381, said point lying on a curve to the right having a radius of 1382.69 feet; thence Southeasterly along said curve and said right of way for an arc distance of 433.20 feet, thru a central angle of 17 degrees 57 minutes 03 seconds, chord of said arc being South 22 degrees 34 minutes 34 seconds East 431.43 feet to a State Road concrete monument; thence continue along said right of way run, South 16 degrees 26 minutes 15 seconds East 19.04 feet to a rod and cap; thence leaving said right of way run South 89 degrees 06 minutes 33 seconds West 379.88 feet to a rod and cap; thence South 00 degrees 38 minutes 49 seconds East 421.08 feet to a concrete monument; thence South 31 degrees 31 minutes 17 seconds West 90.38 feet to a rod and cap; thence South 00 degrees 02 minutes 15 seconds West 581.29 feet to a rod and cap; thence South 89 degrees 39 minutes 04 seconds West 383.05 feet to a rod and cap; thence South 89 degrees 54 minutes 27 seconds West 478.97 feet to a rod and cap; thence North 00 degrees 51 minutes 03 seconds West 655.84 feet to the Point of Beginning; AND PARCEL NO. 2: Beginning at the Northeast corner of Section 32, Township 5 South, Range 9 West, and running South along said Section line for 210 feet to a concrete marker; thence run West along the South boundary line of a country road known a Birges Drive for 210 feet to the Point of Beginning; thence continue along a straight line for 196 feet; thence turn South (which is also running parallel with Section 32 boundary line) for 450 feet; thence turn West for 67.8 feet; thence turn North (along survey line) for 581.15 feet; thence turn Northeast 91.79 feet; thence turn South for 150.5 feet; thence turn East for 210 feet; thence turn South for 60 feet to the Point of Beginning; lying and being in the N of NE of NE of Section 32, Township 5 South, Range 9 West, Gulf County, Florida. The successful bidder at the sale will be required to place the requisite state documentary stamps on the Certificate of Title. DATED this 6th day of June, 2011. HON. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF COURT Gulf County, Florida By: BA Baxter Clerk/Deputy Clerk FRANK A. BAKER, ESQ. 4431 Lafayette Street, Marianna, FL 32446 July 7, 14, 2011 2844S IN THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CENTENNIAL BANK, as successor in interest to COASTAL COMMUNITY BANK, Plaintiff, vs. SUNSET BAY INVESTMENTS, INC., JEFFREY W. CROOMS, GREGG W. HAYES, E. RALPH MILLS, JR., DAVID M. HUTTO, PATRICIA FOURNIER, and STANLEY CROOMS, Defendants. CASE NO. 10-454-CA NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated June 7th, 2011, and entered in Civil Action No. 10454-CA of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida, wherein the parties were the plaintiff, CENTENNIAL BANK, as successor in interest to COSTAL COMMUNITY BANK, and the defendants, SUNSET BAY INVESTMENTS, INC., GREGG W. HAYES, E. RALPH MILLS, JR., DAVID M. HUTTO, PATRICIA FOURNIER, and STANLEY CROOMS, I will sell to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at 11:00 a.m. (Eastern Time) on the 28th day of July, 2011, as the front door of the Gulf County Courthouse, Port St. Joe, Florida, the following-described real property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: Lot 15, according to the plat of The Village at Marina Cove, as recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 48, in the office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Gulf County, Florida. The successful bidder at the sale will be required to place the requisite state documentary stamps on the Certificate of Title. DATED this 7th day of June, 2011. HON. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF COURT Gulf County, Florida By: BA Baxter Clerk/Deputy Clerk FRANK A. BAKER, ESQ. 4431 Lafayette Street Marianna, FL 32446 July 7, 14, 2011 2900S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA IN RE: ESTATE OF PROBATE DIVISION JULIAN HOLLIS HUNTER File Number 10-46-PR Deceased NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION The administration of the estate of JULIAN HOLLIS HUNTER, deceased, whose date of death was August 29, 2010 and whose social security number is ***-**-****, is pending in the Circuit Court for Gulf County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER 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 other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the decedents estate must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THREE (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 BARRED NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is July 7, 2011. Attorney for Personal Representative: Charles A. Costin Florida Bar No. 699070 Post Office Box 98 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 Telephone: (850) 227-1159 Personal Representative: TED E. KELLER 136 Nicholas Ln Cairo, GA 39828 July 7, 14, 2011 3004S CITY OF PORT ST. JOE GARRISON MADISON SIDEWALK PROJECT #019.183 NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS RFP 2011-07 The City of Port St. Joe will receive sealed bids from any qualified person, company or corporation interested in constructing: CITY OF PORT ST. JOE GARRISON MADISON SIDEWALK This project consists of constructing approximately 700 LF of concrete sidewalk and 5,700 LF of multi-use asphalt path within the City of Port St. Joe from the High School to Gulf Coast Community College. Plans and specifications can be obtained at Preble-Rish, Inc., 324 Marina Drive, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456, (850) 227-7200. The bid must conform to Section 287.133(3) Florida Statutes, on public entity crimes. All bidders shall be FDOT Qualified per Section 2-1 of the FDOT Standard Specifications for Road and Bridge Construction, latest edition in the following work classes: Drainage, Grading, Flexible Paving, and Hot Plant Mix-Bituminous Course. Completion date for this project will be 120 days 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 $200.00 per day. Please indicate on the envelope that this is a sealed bid, for the Garrison Madison Sidewalk. Bids will be received until 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time, on July 21st, 2011 at the City of Port St. Joe City Hall, 305 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456, and will be opened and read aloud at 3:15 P.M. Eastern Time. The City of Port St. Joe is an Equal Opportunity Employer/ Handicapped Accessible/ Fair Housing Jurisdiction. Cost for Plans and Specifications will be $50.00 per set and is non-refundable. Checks should be made payable to PREBLE-RISH, INC. 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. If the contract is to be awarded, it will be awarded to the lowest responsive bidder. All bids shall remain firm for a period of sixty days after the opening. All bidders shall comply with all applicable State and local laws concerning licensing registration and regulation of contractors doing business to the State of Florida. This project is federally funded with assistance from the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). By submitting a bid, the bidder certifies that no principal (which includes officers, directors, or executives) is presently suspended, proposed for debarment, declared ineligible or voluntarily excluded from participation on this transaction by any Federal Department or Agency. If you have any questions, please call Clay Smallwood at (850) 227-7200. June 30, July 7, 14, 2011 3050S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 14th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2011-22-CA Capital City Bank Plaintiff, vs. Luke N. Trawick, Jason B. Wright, Barry Pujol, Advanta Bank Corp., Chase Bank USA, N.A., Defendants. Notice of Judicial Sale Pursuant to Section 45.031(1) of the Florida Statutes To Whom It May Concern: Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, Rebecca L. (Becky) Norris, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Gulf County, Florida will on August 11th, 2011, at 11:00 am ET at the County Clerks Office, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida, offer for sale, and sell at public auction to the highest bidder, the following described real property located in Gulf County, Florida: Commence at the Northeast Corner of the Northwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of Section 13, Township 5 South, Range 1 1 West, Gulf County, Florida; thence go North 88 degrees 55 minutes 19 seconds West along the North line of said Section 13 a distance of 1002.13 feet to the Easterly line of J. C. Daniels Road (per maintenance limits); thence go South 17 degrees 48 minutes 44 seconds West along said Easterly line a distance of 20.88 feet; thence go South 88 degrees 55 minutes 19 seconds East a distance of 288.52 feet; thence go South 00 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds West a distance of 350.00 feet to a Point of Beginning; thence go South 00 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds West a distance of 250 feet; thence go South 88 degrees 55 minutes 19 seconds East a distance of 720.00 feet to a point on the East line of the Northwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter; thence go North 00 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds East along said East line a distance of 250.00 feet; thence go North 88 degrees 55 minutes 19 seconds West a distance of 720 feet to the Point of Beginning. The sale will be held pursuant to the final judgment of foreclosure entered on June 21, 2011, in Case No. 2011-22-CA of the Circuit Court of the 14} Judicial Circuit, Gulf County, Florida, in which the parties are as listed in the above case-style. Any person claiming. an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Notice of Lis Pendens, must file a claim with the Clerk of the Court within 60 days after the date of sale. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the undersigned not later than seven days prior to the proceeding to ensure that reasonable accommodations are available. Dated: June 23rd, 2011. Rebecca L. (Becky) Norris Clerk of the Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk July 14, 21, 2011 3054S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 2009-CA-302 CIT SMALL BUSINESS LENDING CORPORATION, Plaintiff, vs. TAUNTON TRUSS, INC., a Florida corporation; DAVID L. TAUNTON; ABIGAIL J. TAUNTON; TAUNTON DEVELOPMENT, INC., a Florida corporation; DANIEL TAUNTON; KRISTI TAUNTON; MARTHA FOWLER; SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC.; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. (MERS), as nominee for SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC.; ALFA FINANCIAL CORPORATION D/B/A OFC CAPITAL; OFC CAPITAL CORPORATION; MIDCOUNTRY BANK; CITICORP LEASING, INC.; CAPITAL CITY BANK; TENNESSEE COMMERCE BANK; CENTRAL LEASING CORPORATION; and WESTERN FINANCE & LEASE INC, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause, in the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit of Florida, in and for Gulf County, Florida, the Clerk of the Circuit Court, will sell the following real property and personal property, situated in Gulf County, Florida, and more particularly described as follows: Parcel I: Commencing at an iron rod marking the Southeast corner of Southeast Quarter of Northwest Quarter of Section 24, Township 4 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida; thence South 890550 West (assumed) 647.27 feet to a point on the East right of way line of State Road No. 71 said point being 33.0 feet from and at right angle to the centerline of said State Road; thence North 044643 East along the Easterly line of an existing ditch 168.00 feet to an iron pipe for the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence North 051145 West, 48.96 feet; thence North 080427 West along the Easterly line of an existing ditch 46.68 feet to a point on the Easterly right of way line curve of said State Road No. 71, said point being 33.00 feet from and radial to the centerline of said State Road; said curve having a radius of 1651.42 feet and being concave Westerly; thence Northerly along the arc of said curve through a central angle of 203555 for 593.71 feet said arc being subtended by a chord bearing and distance of North 101430 West, 590.52 feet; thence leaving said right of way line curve North 890550 East, 784.10 feet. Thence South 443400 West, 343.36 feet; thence South 404309 West, 471.08 feet; thence South 460704 West, 124.53 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING; containing 5.536 acres, more or less and being subject to a drainage easement across the following portion thereof: Commence at an iron rod marking the Southeast corner of the Southeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of Section 24, Township 4 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida; thence 890550 West (assumed) 647.27 feet to a point on the East right of way line of State Road No. 71 said point being 33.0 feet from and at right angle to the centerline of said State Road; thence North 044643 East along the Easterly line of an existing ditch 168.00 feet to an iron pipe for the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence North 051145 West, 48.96 feet; thence North 731244 East, 31.22 feet; thence North 460704 East, 65.00 feet; thence North 404309 East, 470.75 feet; thence North 443409 East, 319.77 feet; thence North 890550 East, 34.22 feet to an iron pipe, thence South 443400 West, 343.36 feet; thence South 404309 West, 471.08 feet; thence South 4607 04 West, 124.53 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Description by recent survey: Commence at a 4 inch by 4 inch concrete monument (no identification) marking the Southeast corner of the Southeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of Section 24, Township 4 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida, as shown on the Florida Department of Transportation, right of way map as prepared by David H. Melvin, Inc. with a final
A14| The Star Thursday, July 14, 2011 CLASSIFIEDS date of January 13, 1999 (map no. 2190041, sheet 1 of 9); thence run South 885321 West along the South boundary of the said Southeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of Section 24 for 622.82 feet to the Easterly right of way of State Road No. 71; thence Northerly along said Easterly right of way as follows: North 004733 East for 75.63 feet; thence South 891228 East for 3.28 feet; thence North 064925 East for 62.45 feet; thence North 004733 East for 29.89 feet to a set one half inch iron rod and cap LB0732 for the POINT OF BEGINNING; from said POINT OF BEGINNING continue North 004733 East along said Easterly right of way for 50.49 feet; thence North 891228 West along said Easterly right of way for 9.84 feet; thence North 004733 East along said Easterly right of way 15.90 feet to a point of curve to the left; thence along said right of way and curve with a radius of 1665.27 feet; through a central angle of 212344, for an arc distance of 621.85 feet, (chord of said arc being North 095420 West, 618.24 feet to a set one half inch iron rod and cap LB0732; thence leaving said Easterly right of way run thence North 890045 East for 751.97 feet to a found 1 and 1/4 inch iron pipe; thence South 442855 West for 343.36 feet to a set one half inch rod and cap LB0732; thence South 403804 West for 471.08 feet to a set one half inch iron rod and cap LB0732; thence South 460221 East for 123.95 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING; containing 5.502 acres, more or less. Subject to a drainage easement across the following portion thereof: Commence at a 4 inch by 4 inch concrete monument (no identification) marking the Southeast corner of the Southeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of Section 24, Township 4 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida, as shown on the Florida Department of Transportation, right of way map as prepared by David H. Melvin, Inc. with a final date of January 13, 1999, (map no. 2190041, sheet 1 of 9); thence run South 885321 West along the South boundary of the said Southeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of Section 24 for 622.82 feet to the Easterly right of way of State Road No. 71; thence Northerly along said Easterly right of way as follows: North 004733 East for 75.63 feet; thence South 891228 East for 3.28 feet; thence North 064925 East for 62.45 feet; thence North 004733 East for 29.89 feet to a set one half inch iron rod and cap LB0732 for the POINT OF BEGINNING; from said POINT OF BEGINNING continue North 0047 33 East along said Easterly right of way for 50.08 feet; thence North 730739 East for 25.35 feet; thence North 460159 East for 65.00 feet; thence North 403804 East for 470.75 feet; thence North 442904 East for 219.77 feet; thence North 890045 East for 34.22 feet to a found 1 and 1/4 inch iron rod pipe; thence South 442855 West for 343.36 feet to a set one half inch iron rod and cap LB0732; thence South 403804 West for 471.08 feet to a set one half inch iron rod and cap LB0732; thence South 460221 East for 123.95 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Parcel II: Lots 1, 2 and the North 29 feet of Lot 3 in Section 24, Township 4 South, Range 10 West, according to the Higgins and Hollinger Plat of the Town of Wewahitchka, Florida and on file in the Office of the Clerk of Circuit Court of Gulf County, Florida. Together with: All of the following property whether now owned or hereafter acquired and wheresoever located as well as the proceeds and products thereof: All equipment and machinery, including power-driven machinery and equipment, furniture, and fixtures now owned or hereafter acquired, together with all replacements thereof, all attachments, accessories, parts, equipment and tools belonging thereto or for use in connection therewith. All inventory, raw materials, work in progress, and supplies now owned or hereinafter acquired. All contract rights and general intangibles now in force or hereafter acquired. Including, without limitation: Alpine Timber Mill, M/N 620 PRO SSD, S/N M86TROSSDAC0740. Floor Truss Machine, M/N 47, S/N 748-018. Fork Lift Truck, Komatos, M/N FG4OZT-7, S/N 102992A. Roller System, M/N 705, S/N 705A02006. Wise Fork Lift, M/N MC81159, S/N 4549. Roller Press/Apline, M/N 214H, S/N 1451. Komatsu Fork Lift, M/N 4OZT/7, S/N 102475A. Air Compressor, M/N 1WD74, S/N R0004173. Panel Assembly Unit, M/N 1085-2211-2802212 125. Gantry Table-Alpine. Saw-Alpine Automill, M/N 344-B, S/N 344B0020008. Kaeser Fork Lift, M/N 2001, S/N 1071. Less and Except: Roof Truss Assembly: M/Tek 102 Wkg Lg RoofGlider gantry, (2) heads-(14) steel, top tables-jigging & aisle pads, S/N 052005208359.1b, M/N 82700; (13) receivers SYSTEM PRICE, 2005, Good Condition, [(0) power -(0) idler conveyors -(0) FRP 460 volt]. Cutting equipment: Alpine ALS saw, S/N 276C05027-000, M/N 276C, 2005, Good Condition. Wall Panel Equipment: IBS wall panel line with (7) plant terminals/ stands & hub, [No guns included], 12-3 x 16 Ft. Framing table/light bar, [With auto stops -tool laserbeam seam tilt option], 12-3 x 16 Ft. Sheath/ Square table with multi-tool bridge, S/N 2000, 2001 & 2002, [With multi-tool bridgerouter bridge -stitch too], 10 x 10 Ft. Component table / nailer & ejectors, S/N 2003, 2005 & 2006, [With auto stops -40 ft. of rollers], 13 Ft. Tilt table, S/N 1997, 1998 & 1999, [20 ft. of skate wheel conveyor], Super chop saw w/16 Tiger stop, SYSTEM PRICE, 2005, Good Condition, 2006, Good Condition, [Pro if separate. 10 HP 24 blade -15 in/10 out conv. 13 wide]. And Less and Except: Used Caterpillar Wheel Loader 980C, S/N: 63X002885, with cab, air conditioning heater, general purpose budget, with cutting edge, 26.5 x 25 tires, parts & operating manuals with new paint & decals. all at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, in the courthouse lobby located at Gulf County Clerk of Courts, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Port St. Joe, Florida 32456, at 11 a.m E.T. on August 04th, 2011. 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. Pursuant to Florida Statute 45.031(2), this notice shall be published twice, once a week for two consecutive weeks, with the last publication being at least 5 days prior to the sale. WITNESS my hand and the official seal of this Court on June 20, 2011 REBECCA L. NORRIS Clerk of Circuit Court BA Baxter Deputy Clerk July 14, 21, 2011 3055S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 23-2008-CA-000391 DIVISION WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, vs. JOANNE L. CHRISTIE, et al, Defendant(s) NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE BY GIVEN pursuant toan Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated June 20th, 2011 and entered in Case NO. 23-2008-CA000391 of the Circuit Court of the FOURTEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for GULF County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, is the Plaintiff and JOANNE L. CHRISTIE; DANIEL C. CHRISTIE; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS INCORPORATED AS NOMINEE FOR CITIMORTGAGE, INC.; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at LOBBY OF THE GULF COUNTY COURTHOUSE at 11:OOAM, ET the 04th day of August, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 3, BLOCK 126, UNIT NO. 9, ST. JOSEPHS ADDITION TO THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, AS PER MAP OR PLAT RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 12, IN THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 2105 CYPRESS AVENUE, PORT SAINT JOE, FL 32456 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on June 22nd, 2011. Rebecca L. Norris Clerk of the Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Gulf County Courthouse #850-229-6113 (TDD) July 14, 21, 2011 3064S GULF COUNTY SECOND PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE Gulf County is applying to the Florida Department of Community Affairs (DCA) for a grant in the amount of $700,000 under the FFY 2011 Small Cities Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program in the Housing Rehabilitation category. For each activity that is proposed, at least 51% of the funds must benefit low and moderate-income persons. The activities, dollar amounts and estimated percentages benefit to low and moderate-income persons for which the County is applying are: Activity No.: 21A Activity Name: Administration CDBG Funds: $105,000.00 Estimated LMI Benefit: N/A Activity No.: 14A Activity Name: Housing Rehabilitation/ Demolition/Replacement CDBG Funds: $580,000.00 Estimated LMI Benefit: 100% Activity No. 08 Activity Name: Temporary Relocation, CDBG Funds: $15,000.00 Estimated LMI Benefit: 100% Exact budget figures will be available no later than five (5) days prior to the application due date; however, at no time will the CDBG budget exceed $700,000. This application is requesting funds to provide Housing Rehabilitation to Low-to-Moderate Income (LMI) residents. The activities include rehabilitation, demolition/replacement (where necessary) and temporary relocation for a minimum of 10 LMI housing units. All housing units will be addressed in accordance with the current Florida Residential Building Code, relevant local housing codes (whichever is more stringent for each code-related item) and the Countys adopted Housing Assistance Plan (HAP). Gulf County plans to minimize displacement of persons as a result of planned CDBG funded activities in the following manner: No displacement is anticipated. If any persons are displaced as a result of these planned activities, the County will assist such persons in the following manner: In accordance with the Countys Anti-Displacement and Relocation Policy. A public hearing to provide citizens an opportunity to comment on the application will be held at the Gulf County BOCC Chambers, Robert M. Moore Administration Building, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd, Port St. Joe, FL, on Tuesday July 26, 2011, at 6:00 PM, ET. A draft copy of the application will be available for review at that time. A final copy of the application will be made available at the Robert M. Moore Administration Building, Monday through Thursday, between the hours of 7:00 AM, EST, -4:30 PM, EST, no more than five days before the application due date. The application will be submitted to DCA by Monday, August 15, 2011. To obtain additional information concerning the application and the public hearing, contact Towan Kopinsky, Grant Coordinator, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd, Port St. Joe, FL 32456, (850) 229-6144. The public hearing is being conducted in a handicapped accessible location. Any handicapped person requiring an interpreter for the hearing impaired or the visually impaired should contact Towan Kopinsky at least five calendar days prior to the meeting and an interpreter will be provided. Any non-English speaking person wishing to attend the public hearing should contact Towan Kopinsky at least five calendar days prior to the meeting and a language interpreter will be provided. To access a Telecommunication Device for Deaf Persons (TDD) please call (800) 955-8771. Any handicapped person requiring special accommodation at this meeting should contact Towan Kopinsky at least five calendar days prior to the meeting. Pursuant to Section 102 of the HUD Reform Act of 1989, the following disclosures will be submitted to DCA with the application. The disclosure will be made available by Gulf County and DCA for public inspection upon request. The disclosures will be available on and after the date of submission of the application and shall continue to be available for a minimum of six years. 1. Other Government (federal, state and local) assistance to the project in the form of a gift, grant, loan, guarantee, insurance payment, rebate, subsidy, credit, tax benefit, or any other form of direct or indirect benefit by source and amount; 2. The identities and pecuniary interests of all developers, contractors, or consultants involved in the application for assistance or in the planning or development of the project or activity; 3. The identities and pecuniary interests of any other persons with a pecuniary interest in the project that can reasonably be expected to exceed $50,000 or 10% of the grant request (whichever is lower); 4. For those developers, contractors, consultants, property owners, or others listed in two (2) or three (3) above which are corporations, or other entities, the identification and pecuniary interests by corporation or entity of each officer, director, principal stockholder, or other official of the entity; 5. The expected sources of all funds to be provided to the project by each of the providers of those funds and the amount provided; and 6. The expected uses of all funds by activity and amount. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYMENT/HANDICAPPED ACCESSIBLE/ FAIR HOUSING JURISDICTION July 14, 2011 3061S NWFTCA Meeting Notification -Notice is hereby given The Northwest Florida Transportation Corridor Authority will hold a meeting on July 28, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. CST in Panama City, FL. The meeting will be held at City Hall, Commission Meeting Room, 2nd Floor, 9 Harrison Avenue. Any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this meeting is asked to advise the Corridor Authority at least 48 hours prior to the meeting by contacting Amy Paulk at (850) 415-1040 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org. July 14, 2011 3065S NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS BID NO. 1011-25 The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners will receive sealed bids from any qualified person, company or corporation interested in constructing: 2011 BEACHES RESURFACING PROJECT (PRI PROJECT #003.236) This project includes approximately 5 miles of roadway resurfacing, milling, and reclaimed asphalt located at St. Joe Beach in Gulf County, FL. Plans and specifications can be obtained at Preble-Rish, Inc., 324 Marina Drive, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456, (850) 227-7200. The bid must conform to Section 287.133(3) Florida Statutes, on public entity crimes. Cost for Plans and Specifications will be $75.00 per set and is non-refundable. Checks should be made payable to PREBLE-RISH, INC. All bidders shall be FDOT Qualified per Section 2-1 of the FDOT Standard Specifications for Road and Bridge Construction, latest edition in the following work classes: Grading, Drainage, Flexible Paving, and Hot Plant Mix-Bituminous Course. If you have any questions, please call Clay Smallwood at (850) 227-7200. Completion date for this project will be 120 days 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 $200.00 per day. Please indicate on the envelope that this is a sealed bid, for the 2011 Beaches Resurfacing Project -Bid #1011-25. Bids will be received until 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time, on July 22, 2011 at the Gulf County Clerks Office, 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456, and will be opened and read aloud at this same location on July 25, 2011 at 10:00 a.m., Eastern Time. All bids shall remain firm for a period of sixty days after the opening. All bidders shall comply with all applicable State and local laws concerning licensing registration and regulation of contractors doing business to the State of Florida. The Board of County Commissioners reserves the right to waive informalities in any bid, to accept and/or reject any or all bids, and to accept the bid that in their judgment will be in the best interest of Gulf County. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA /s/ Warren Yeager, Chairman July 7, 14, 2011 3175S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY Case No. 11-0051-PR In Probate IN RE: The Estate of DONALD JAY SHEPPARD, deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: The administration of the estate of Donald Jay Sheppard, deceased, File Number 11 -0051 PR is pending in the Circuit Court for Gulf County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. The names and addresses of the personal representative and that personal representatives attorney are set forth below. ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is served within three months after the date of the first publication of this notice must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. The date of the first publication July 14, 2011. THOMAS S. GIBSON RISH, GIBSON & SCHOLZ, PA 116 Sailors Cove Drive P.O. Box 39 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 850-229-8211 FL Bar No. 0350583 ATTORNEY FOR PETITIONER S. RUSSELL SCHOLZ Personal Representative P.O. Box 39 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 July 14, 21, 2011 3199S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 10-418-CA OPTIMUMBANK, Plaintiff, vs. TODD OLIVE; SHELIA MEAD aka SHEILA MEAD; ESTATE OF FRED E. MEAD, deceased; STANLEY M. KATZ; and GULF PINES PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION OF GULF COUNTY, INC., Defendants. AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, Clerk of Circuit Court of Gulf County, Florida, pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered in this cause, will sell at 11:00 a.m. EST in the lobby at the Gulf County Courthouse located at 100 Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida 32456 on the 28th day of July 2011, the following described parcel of real property, to-wit: Lot 23, Block A, Gulf Pines Subdivision, according to the Official Plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 25, in 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 OF THE DATE OF THE SALE. In accordance with F.S. 45.031(3), the successful high bidder, if other than the Plaintiff, shall post with the Clerk a deposit equal to five (5) percent of the final bid or $1,000.00, whichever is less. The balance shall be paid to the Clerk within twenty-four hours of the sale; otherwise the Clerk shall re-advertise the sale and pay all costs of the sale from the deposit. Any remaining funds shall be applied toward the judgment. THIS NOTICE dated this 7th day of July, 2011. Rebecca L. Norris, Clerk of Court By BA Baxter Deputy Clerk July 14, 21, 2011 3181S NOTICE OF IN TENDED ACTION THE GULF COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD Purpose and Effect: The Gulf County School Board proposes to amend and adopt policies, as provided for in the Administrative Procedures Act, for the purpose of bringing said policies into compliance with Florida Statutes and State Board of Education Rules. Summary: The following is a brief description of each proposal change. Student Progression Plan Code of Conduct Economic Impact: These proposals will result in no direct costs associated with implementation. IF REQUESTED, A HEARING WILL BE HELD AT: Time: 2:00 P.M. ET Date: July 21, 2011 Place: Gulf County School Board 50 Middle School Road Port St. Joe, FL 32456 The entire text of the proposed rules can be inspected during regular office hours at the Office of Instructional Services, 150 Middle School Road, Port St. Joe, FL. Special legal authority under which the adoption is authorized and the law being implemented and interpreted are made specific. The addition and changes are proposed and approved for consideration by Sara Joe Wooten, Assistant Superintendent for Instruction, Superintendent. Amendments: See above July 14, 2011 3191S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 11-120-CA CAPITAL CITY BANK Plaintiff, vs. BYRON TIMOTHY WILDER A/K/A BYRON T. WILDER, MELANIE DEANN WILDER A/K/A MELANIE D. WILDER, CITIFINANCIAL EQUITY SERVICES, INC., and UNKNOWN TENANT(S), Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE is given pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated June 27, 2011, in Case No. 11-120-CA, of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit, in and for Gulf County, Florida, in which CAPITAL CITY BANK is the Plaintiff and BYRON TIMOTHY WILDER A/K/A BYRON T. WILDER, MELANIE DEANN WILDER A/K/A MELANIE D. WILDER, and CITIFINANCIAL EQUITY SERVICES, INC, are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the front door of the Gulf County Courthouse in Port St. Joe, Gulf County, Florida at 11:00 a.m. E.T. on July 28th, 2011, the property set forth in the Final Judgment of Foreclosure and more particularly described as follows: Lot seven (7), Block One Hundred Eight (108) of St. Josephs Addition of the City of Port St. Joe, Florida, Unit No. 9, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, page 12, 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 sixty (60) days after the sale. DATED: June 29, 2011 REBECCA L. NORRIS Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk Garvin B Bowden, Esq. Gardner, Bist, Wiener, Wadsworth & Bowden P.A. 1300 Thomas Drive Tallahassee, FL 32308 July 14, 21, 2011 3204S PUBLIC NOTICE Request for Proposals RFP 2011-08 The City of Port St. Joe is soliciting Architect/ Engineer/Construction proposals to rectify certain ADA compliance issues with the Port St. Joe City Hall and Fire Station. Restrooms in City Halls first floor and the restroom in the Fire Station do not meet accessibility criteria and are in need of retrofitting and reconfiguration to meet ADA Accessibility Guidelines. The City is seeking a single contract with an Architect or Construction Manager who will supervise on site evaluation, design, plan review and construction. The Proposal should include listing of subcontractors, their anticipated level of involvement and their anticipated cost as well as an overall cost for completion of all work. All proposals should include: 1) A brief Statement of Qualifications, 2) References for the Construction Manager and all Sub-Contractors, 3) A sketch Plan of Improvements to the two facilities as well as a list of required components and improvements, and 4) Total cost for implementation of the Plan. Please indicate on the envelope that this a sealed bid for RFP 2011-08 Proposals will be received at the Port St Joe City Hall, 305 Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida, 32456 no later than 2:00 P.M. EDT, on Tuesday, August 16, 2011. Bids will be opened at 3:00 P.M. that same date in a public hearing for that purpose. As this project will be funded with assistance from Floridas Small Cities CDBG program, procurement may be monitored by that agency. All employees of the Prime and Sub Contractors involved in the project will come under minimum wage requirements of the Davis-Bacon Act. Further information and appointments to access the sites can be obtained by contacting Ms. Charlotte Pierce, Grant Writer -Coordinator, at City Hall by calling (850) 229-8261. 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 day after the opening. All bidders shall comply with all applicable State and local laws concerning licensing registration and regulation of contractors doing business to the State of Florida. The City of Port St. Joe is an equal opportunity, fair housing community. July 14, 21, 2011 3224S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 23-2009-CA-000172 DIVISION: SUNTRUST BANK, N.A, Plaintiff, vs. COTHRAN PROPERTIES LLC, A FLORIDA LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated June 27, 2011 and entered in Case No. 23-2009-CA000172 of the Circuit Court of the FOURTEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for GULF County, Florida wherein SUNTRUST BANK, N.A is the Plaintiff and COTHRAN PROPERTIES LLC, A FLORIDA LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY CLINTON E. COTHRAN; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CLINTON E.COTHRAN N/K/A JANE DOE; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at LOBBY OF THE GULF COUNTY COURTHOUSE at 11:00AM, ET on the 28th day of July, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF CAMP PALMS SUBDIVISION ON INDIAN PENINSULA AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 53-A, PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND THENCE RUN SOUTHERLY ALONG THE WESTERN BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID CAMP PALMS SUBDIVISION FOR 505.97 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT ON THE SOUTHERN RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF COUNTY ROAD S-30-B; THENCE NORTHWESTERLY ALONG SAID RIGHT OF WAY LINE TO A POINT THAT IS 2375.745 FEET, MEASURED PERPENDICULARLY FROM SAID WESTERN BOUNDARY LINE OF CAMP PALMS SUBDIVISION; THENCE SOUTH 02 DEGREES 37 MINUTES 38 SECONDS WEST, 117.98 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 02 DEGREES 37 MINUTES 38 SECONDS WEST, 131.13 FEET; THENCE NORTH 88 DEGREES 06 MINUTES 43 SECONDS WEST, 109.61 FEET; THENCE NORTH 01 DEGREES 16 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST 113.03 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 88 DEGREES 06 MINUTES 43 SECONDS EAST, 112.87 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. THE ABOVE DESCRIBED PARCEL OF LAND IS LOCATED ON INDIAN PENINSULA IN FRACTIONAL SECTION 20, TOWNSHIP 9 SOUTH, RANGE 10 WEST, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED INGRESS/ EGRESS/ UTILITY EASEMENT. DESCRIPTION: INGRESS/ EGRESS/ UTILITY EASEMENT COMMENCE AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF CAMP PALMS SUBDIVISION ON INDIAN PENINSULA AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 53-A, PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY FLORIDA, AND THENCE RUN SOUTHERLY ALONG THE WESTERN BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID CAMP PALMS SUBDIVISION FOR 505.97 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT ON THE SOUTHERN RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF COUNTY ROAD S-30-B; THENCE NORTHWESTERLY ALONG SAID RIGHT OF WAY LINE TO A POINT THAT IS 2375.745 FEET, MEASURED PERPENDICULARLY FROM SAID WESTERN BOUNDARY LINE OF CAMP PALMS SUBDIVISION FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE SOUTH 02 DEGREES 37 MINUTES 38 SECONDS WEST, 264.11 FEET; THENCE NORTH 88 DEGREES 06 MINUTES 43 SECONDS WEST, 54.75 FEET; THENCE NORTH 01 DEGREES 53 MINUTES 17 SECONDS EAST, 15.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 88 DEGREES 06 MINUTES 43 SECONDS EAST, 34.95 FEET; THENCE NORTH 02 DEGREES 37 MINUTES 38 SECONDS EAST, 252.37 FEET TO A POINT ON SAID SOUTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE; THENCE ALONG SAID SOUTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE SOUTH 78 DEGREES 49 MINUTES 54 SECONDS EAST, 20.23 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. THE ABOVE DESCRIBED PARCEL OF LAND 15 LOCATED ON INDIAN PENINSULA IN FRACTIONAL SECTION 20, TOWNSHIP 9 SOUTH, RANGE 10 WEST, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. DESCRIPTION: 5 FOOT PEDESTRIAN ACCESS EASEMENT A 5.00 FOOT WIDE STRIP OF LAND LYING 3223S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 23-2010-CA-000291 CITIFINANCIAL EQUITY SERVICES, INC., Plaintiff, vs. WINDY L. ROBBINS; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF WINDY L. ROBBINS; JAMES A. ROBBINS; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANT(S), IF REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT (S); UKNOWN TENANT #1; UKNOWN TENANT #2; Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause, in the Circuit Court of Gulf County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in Gulf County, Florida, described as: Exhibit P1 LOTS I AND 2 IN BLOCK 6 LESS THE WEST 46 FEET OFF EACH LOT LYING IN LAKE ALICE ADDITION TO THE CITY OF WEWAHITCHKA, FLORIDA AS PER OFFICIAL PLAT OF SAME BEING RECORDED IN, THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT. GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. To include a: 1980 TIFF VIN TMGA7239T A 0017072902 1980 TIFF VIN TMGA7239B 0017072903 A/K/A 149 Rhodes Dr. Wewahitchka, FL 32465 At public sale, to the highest bidder, for cash, At south entrance of the courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Blvd, Port St. Joe, FL 32456 at 11:00 AM., ET on July 28, 2011. DATED THIS 28th DAY OF June 2011. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Witness, my hand and seal of the court on the 29th day of June, 2011. CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk THIS INSTRUMENT PREPARED BY: Law Offices of Daniel C. Consuegra 9204 King Palm Drive Tampa, FL 33619-1328 Attorneys for Plaintiff If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Court Administration at P.O. Box 826, Marianna, Florida, 32447. Phone number 850-718-0026, Email: ADARequest@ judl4.flcourts. Hearing & Voice Impaired: 1-800-955-8771 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. July 14, 21, 2011
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Full Time Position Salary/Bene ts negotiated Develop fundraising goals for the next ve years Equal opportunity employer Send resumes to: Apalachicola Bay Charter School 98 12th Street Apalachicola, Florida 32320 EXPERIENCED COOKS & DISHWASHERS NEEDEDAPPLY WITHIN 719 Hwy 98, Mexico Beach, FL NE EX PE RI EN CE D D Port St. Joe CommercialFor LeaseMarketed Exclusively by:850-229-6373Retail / Of ce Space310 Reid Avenue Suite A +/1100 sf; $1100 mo mod gross 325 Reid Avenue +/4,500 sf : Shell space; Corner location; $2,500 mo mod gross 309 Williams Avenue +/3,000 sf : Former day school w/ outdoor play area; Recent interior upgrade; $2,250 mo mod gross 101 Reid Avenue Seven of ce suites avail starting at $400 mo plus pro rata CAM 103 Reid Avenue Great of ce/retail location ready for occupancy; $10 psf mod gross 190 Williams Avenue Stand alone building located at the corner of Williams and 1st Street; On-site parking; $10 psf mod grossWarehouse / Flex Space110 Trade Circle West +/2500-7500 sf suites; 14ft roll-up doors, dock high loading; inquire for terms 2790 Hwy 98 +/5,640 sf : Of ce / Warehouse; $8 psf mod gross; Property also available for sale; Inquire for terms; 17 seperate storage units availableFor Sale306 Williams Avenue +/2400 sf of ce/retail Loggerhead Restaurant Cape San Blas, +/-3000sf, FFE incl., .47 ac, on site-parking, sewer, asking $350,000. Short Sale 256 Hat eld Street, Eastpoint, FL +/7,500 sf : 16' inside clearance; Dual 12' roll-up doors; $150,000 60 Island Drive, Eastpoint, FL +/-19,620sf: Fully climate controlled of ce & retail show space; located on primary SGI access corridor; $675,000 516 1st Street +/-11,400 sf of ce/warehouse : .09 acres; Four roll up and/or high clearance entryways; $515,000 320 Marina Drive Corner lot entry to Marina Cove : .14 acres; High visibility site; Call for details 407 Reid Ave +/4,988 sf : 100% leased multi tenant bldg; On-site parking; $450,000 317 Monument Ave +/4,431 sf : Hwy 98 frontage w/ On-site parking; $499,000 401 Reid Avenue+/5,400 sf : Retail space; $225,000; Avail for lease; Inquire for terms260 Marina Drive+/3,200 sf : Multi tenant building in Marina Cove; New Construction w/ ample parking; Also avail for lease; Inquire for details; $345,000PSJ Commerce Park+/6.5 acre site : $119,900; owner nancing availableHwy 98 Retail / Of ce Vacant LotsTwo lots avail w/ frontage on Hwy 98; 30' x 80' each; $69,900 per lot UN DE R CONTRACT Avenue fce/retail 108 S. 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A CARRABELLE, FLORIDA 32322850-697-9604 850-323-0444 www.seacrestre.comRENTALS1 BR 1 BA CONDO, FURNISHED On River, Downtown, Boat Slip .....................$1000 1 BR 1 BA LANARK APT, REMODELED Water Incl, Street Entrance .............................$425 1 BR FURNISHED APARTMENT, DEN Carport, Utilities Incl .......................................$650 3 BR 2 BA DOUBLEWIDE Back Deck, Nice Location ................................$700 3 BR 1 BA APARTMENT Front & Back Porch .........................................$600 3 BR 2 BA FURNISHED CONDO Boat & Car Parking ..............................$850 WKLY 1 BR 1 BA FURNISHED CONDO Long Term, Includes Utilities ..........................$910 3 BR 3 BA FURNISHED CONDO Pool, Downtown ....................................$700 WKLY 3 BR 2 BA UNFURNISHED HOUSE Long Term .......................................................$850 2 BR UNFURNISHED APARTMENT Lanark ............................................................$375 2 BR UNFURNISHED APARTMENT W/D Pet Friendly ............................................$500 3 BR 3 B FURNISHED CONDO Long Term, Pool..............................................$850 Your land or family land is all you need to buy a new home. Call 850-682-3344 St. Joe, 3br, 1 bath, fenced backyard with 2 storage buildings, new metal roof and paint on house, near school and Lake Griffin, Call (850) 227-8295 for appt. FSBO: 5.5 acres White City, Fl. Nice property, minutes to Intercoastal Water Way. Convenient to beaches, reasonable offers considered. call 904-626-1482 2001 14 Sunfish Vanguard Sailboat, Ready to Sail. Custom cover, all equipment and Aluminum launch dolly. $1200. 229-881-0729 Text FL66954 to 56654 Key Largo 23.6CC Boat 2005, 2008 Yamaha 150 4 stroke Motor. 50 hours on boat, T-Top, Rod holders, humingbird computer, stereo system, performance tandom trailer. Stored in Boat Barn. $27,800. Call 850-229-9022 Wewa, RVs for rent Weekly or monthly. Includes w/s/e. Call 850-639-5721 3 br, 1 ba, den, stove, fridge, W/D, White City. Call (850) 229-6114 or 227-4315 Bayfront stilted 3 br, 2 ba, 5353 Sanbar Dr. annual rental near Cape San Blas. Port ST. Joe. 12 months of Sunset. $995 month. Available June 01, 2011 850-399-0123 Port St. Joe 2 br 1 ba Clean, furnished, non smoking house, Call for details 850-722-5364 White City Clean 3br, 2ba,House 2 Blk from boat ramp, quiet, long term, 650 month + Dep, 850-270-8757 Text FL66740 to 56654 RV Lots at Kristiana RV Park at Beacon Hill 2 blocks from the Gulf, $250 month, W/S included. Call John 850-647-5000/340-0675 Medical/HealthPRNPT/FT Home Physical Therapist needed for Bay and/or Gulf County. Top dollar paid. Please call (850) 814-8159 Web ID#: 34167978 Text FL67978 to 56654 Now Hiring!Are You Making Less Than $40,000 Per Year?Covenant TransportNeeds Driver Trainees Now! No experience required. *Immediate Job Placement Assistance *OTR, Regional, & Local Jobs CALL NOW FOR MORE INFORMATION 1-866-280-5309 OtherJUST GRADUATE ?Play in Vegas, Hang in LA, Jet to New York! Hiring 18-24 girls/guys. $400-$800 wkly. Paid expenses. Signing Bonus. Are you energetic and fun? Call 877-259-6983 Web-Id 34166974 Text FL66974 to 56654 FOR RENTJumbo storage units 25 x 50 with office & bathroom. 12 x 12 roll up door monthly lease w/ 1 month dep. $450 mo. Store boats, campers + personal items in one unit. 850-814-7911 1 bedroom unfurnished apt; Dogwood Terrace Apartments; 808 Woodward Ave, PSJ; (850) 227-7800 Publishers NoticeAll real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on a equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. 2 & 3 br, on St. Joe beach and Mexico Beach. 1 br, Eff. on Mexico Beach. Nice Areas Please call 850-348-7774 TExt FL64758 to 56654 Install/Maint/RepairExperienced Satellite TV InstallersCall (850) 527-2561 HospitalityHousekeepingPart Time weekend help needed for all positions, apply in person, 4693 Cape San Blas Rd or 1200 Hwy 98 Mexico Beach Medical/HealthWeems MemorialIs now hiring for the following positions: ARNP or PA Medical Lab Tech. EMT RN Resp Therapist Dietician Houskeeping Admissions Applications are available atwww weemsmemorial.com and may be submitted to Ginny Griner, WMH HR Director, ggriner@ weemsmemorial.com or FAXED to 850-653-1879 Web ID 3463444 Medical/HealthKennel Tech Part TimeApalachicola Bay Animal Clinic is hiring a part time kennel technician. We are seeking a responsible, reliable, organized individual to help care for our clients pets in their home away from home. Our animal clinic provides medical services and care for cats and dogs. The kennel tech is responsible for the care and maintenance of the kennel and its guests. Duties include, but are not limited to: walking dogs, feeding & watering pets, medicating pets, bathing pets, cleaning cages & runs, and maintaining the overall cleanliness of all kennel areas, clinic, and grounds. This is a part time position which requires you to work every other weekend. Weekday hours are in the late afternoon and early evening. Skills Required: -Must be able to handle cats and dogs of all sizes -Professional and positive attitude -Outgoing personality -Reliable transportation -Must be self-motivated and comfortable working alone sometimes -Perform closing duties -Must be comfortable with cleaning (including pet waste) -Attention to detail -desire to be part of a dynamic team of professionals Please send letter of interest and resume to: abacjob@ yahoo.com 5 drawer office desk, $75; sleeper sofa, $150. Lg recliner, couch with vibrators, like new, $400; set of 2 nautical lamps, table & floor, $50; Call (850) 229-6114 or 850 227-4315 Mexico Beach -204 Carolina Dr. Saturday 8:am-until. Furniture, appliances, piano, clothing and much more! Text FL67746 to 56654 St. Joe, 2001 Garrison Ave. Sat 16th, 8:am-untilHope Family Worship CenterHuge garage sale lots of everything Education/TrainingInfant/Toddler Caregiversare needed to provide quality early care and education to children ages 0-3 yrs. AA/AS preferred; FCCPC (CDA) accepted with a willingness to further education. Experience working with preschool children is a must. Excellent benefits package! Apply at Early Education and Care, Inc. 450 Jenks Avenue, Panama City, FL 32401 EOE M/F/V/D DFWP Web-Id : 34166575Text fl66575 to 56654 2.50 FEET ON EACH SIDE OF THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED CENTERLINE: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF CAMP PALMS SUBDIVISION ON INDIAN PENINSULA AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 53-A, PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND THENCE RUN SOUTHERLY ALONG THE WESTERN BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID CAMP PALMS SUBDIVISION FOR 505.97 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT ON THE SOUTHERN RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF COUNTY ROAD S-30-B; THENCE NORTHWESTERLY ALONG SAID RIGHT OF WAY LINE TO A POINT THAT IS 2375.745 FEET, MEASURED PERPENDICULARLY FROM SAID WESTERN BOUNDARY LINE OF CAMP PALMS SUBDIVISION; THENCE SOUTH 02 DEGREES 37 MINUTES 38 SECONDS WEST, 249.11 FEET; THENCE NORTH 88 DEGREES 06 MINUTES 43 SECONDS WEST, 54.94 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING OF SAID CENTERLINE; THENCE SOUTH 01 DEGREES 53 MINUTES 17 SECONDS WEST, 472.00 FEET. MORE OR LESS TO THE MEAN HIGH WATER LINE OF THE GULF OF MEXICO AND THE TERMINATION OF SAID CENTERLINE. A/K/A 175 SANDY LANE, PORT SAINT JOE, FL 32456 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on June 29th, 2011. Rebecca L .Norris, Clerk of the Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Gulf County Courthouse #850-229-6113 (TDD) July 14, 21, 2011 3225S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 23-2009-CA-000417 OCWEN LOAN SERVICING, LLC, Plaintiff, vs. HECTOR PAGAN LOPEZ; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF HECTOR PAGAN LOPEZ; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANT (S) IF REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT (S); UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause, in the Circuit Court of Gulf County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in Gulf County, Florida, described as: LOT 5, LAGOON VISTA, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE(S) 5, PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 8846 County Road 30C Port St. Joe, FL 32456 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, At south entrance of the courthouse, 1000 Cecil G Costin Sr. Blvd, Port St. Joe, FL 32456 at 11:00 a.m., on July 28, 2011 DATED THIS 28th DAY OF June, 2011. Any person claiming an in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Witness, my hand and seal of this court on the 29th day of June, 2011. CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT THIS INSTRUMENT PREPARED BY: Law Offices of Daniel C. Consuegra 9204 King Palm Drive Tampa, FL 33619-1328 Attorneys for Plaintiff If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Court Administration at P.O. Box 826, Marianna, Florida, 32447. Phone number 850-718-0026, Email: ADARequest@ jud14.flcourts. Hearing & Voice Impaired: 1-800-955-8771 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. July 14, 21, 2011 3226S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 23-2010-CA-000201 DIVISION: WACHOVIA MORTGAGE CORPORATION, Plaintiff, vs. JASON SHANNON, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage foreclosure dated June 27, 2011 and entered in Case No. 23-2010-CA-000201 of the Circuit Court of the FOURTEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for GULF County, Florida wherein WACHOVIA MORTGAGE CORPORATION is the Plaintiff and JASON SHANNON; RANDI SHANNON; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at LOBBY OF THE GULF COUNTY COURTHOUSE at 11:00AM, ET on the 28th day of July, 2011 following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 2, BEACHSIDE SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THAT MAP OR PLAT AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3 PAGE 38, PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA A/K/A 116 LOUSIANA LANE, PORT SAINT JOE, FL 32456 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on June 29th, 2011. Rebecca L. Norris, Clerk of the Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Gulf County Courthouse #850-229-6113 (TDD) July 12, 21, 2011 Incorrect Insertion PolicyFor Classified In-column AdvertisersAll ads placed by phone are read back to the advertiser to insure correctness. The newspaper will assume correctness at the time of the read-back procedure unless otherwise informed. Please your ad. Advertisers are requested to check the advertisement on the first insertion for correctness. Errors should be reported immediately. Your Florida Freedom newspaper will not be responsible for more than one incorrect insertion, nor will it be liable for any error in advertisements to a greater extent than the cost of the space occupied by the error. 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On the night of Monday, June 27, a strong storm passed through the county slowing efforts to restore power to St. George Island. Susan Pruitt was less concerned with elec tricity and more concerned with a nearby family she had befriended. For weeks, she had watched a pair of osprey build their nest, hatch and care for a trio of chicks. After the storm passed, Pruitt was horried to see the dead pine tree supporting the nest had fallen. She put in a call to Eastpoint vet erinarian Hobson Fulmer who con tacted the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve (AN ERR). Wildlife educator and avid birder Eric Lovestrand sprang into action organizing a rescue mission for the ospreys. ANERR employees Meagan Lamb and Jenna Wanat were dis patched to the island the next morn ing and waded through the swamp to retrieve the chicks from the re mains of their home. Lovestrand contacted Chris Beatty, director of the Florida Wild Mammal Asso ciation who contacted the National Audubon Society. Raptor experts informed Beatty the best hope for the chicks was to get them back into a nest at the original site and allow the parents to take over. That evening, Lovestrand brought the chicks to Beatty for interim care. By this time, he had recruited volunteers to help reunite the osprey chicks with their par ents. The best location for the nest is too far from the road, across a marsh, to reach with any lift truck, 40 yards at least, he wrote. The nest is pretty much broken to smith ereens. Other existing trees in the area are in bad condition. Lovestrand recommended that a box built by Ted Ruffner be mounted on the tallest timber nearby. Late Thursday afternoon June 30, with help from Kenny Piotrowski, Lau ren Levi, Barry Townsend, Ricky Hathcock and Matthew Anderson, the nest box was mounted, raised and braced with timbers. The crew then placed as much of the original nest as could be retrieved on the platform. Lovestrand picked up two of the chicks early the next morning, and carried them back to Eastpoint. The third chick was smaller than its siblings and injured slightly so it re mains in Beattys care, responsive and eating. At 8 a.m. on Friday morning, July 1, Lovestrand carefully restored the other chicks to the nest. Before the rescuers nished loading equip ment back into their truck, an adult osprey appeared carrying a sh and seemed to be studying the nest but did not stop. Lovestrand and crew watched nervously from a porch across the street. A half-hour later, an adult osprey with a sh appeared, made about three banking turns around the platform and then landed, de positing the sh in the nest. It stayed with the chicks a while and then ew to a nearby tree and be gan calling. By 9:30 a.m. a second adult ap peared and the happy parents re sumed the normal tasks of chick rearing as if nothing had changed. Anderson said the pair did re work the nest, apparently not satis ed with the rescuers handiwork, adding sticks and soft material for the lining. A number of folks were already watching the nest before it fell, so the familys situation will be well monitored. Beatty had high praise for the volunteers, especially Lovestrand, who she said organized the reunion with remarkable efciency. Prognosis looks good right now, Lovestrand wrote in a July 1 email. Thanks again for everybodys help and concern. All of the locals are ex tremely grateful for the efforts and love their local ospreys. After the storm GROUP RESCUES BIRDS ON ST. GEORGE ISLAND Background, the original osprey nest shortly before the recent storm. At left, the osprey chick that remained at the Florida Wild Mammal Association. At top, an osprey chick safe at home in the new nest.SU S AN PRUITT | Special to The Star ERIC LOV ES TRAND | Special to The StarC HRI S B E ATTY | Special to The Star