50 For breaking news, visit www.starfl.com Thursday, JULY 21 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 Sports ........................................... A9 Society ......................................... B2 School News ................................ B3 Faith ............................................. B4 Obituaries .................................... B5 Classieds .................................... B6 TABLE OF CONTENTS YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER SINCE 1937 THE S TAR Y EAR 73, NUM BER 40 Scallop Festival Aug. 5 B1 By Tim Croft Star News Editor County commissioners hit rewind last Tuesday night. During a lengthy regu lar bi-monthly meeting, commissioners voted to kill an RV ordinance that was to be read for a sec ond time and adopted Tuesday night. In addition, commis sioners returned the agent of record designation for employee health insurance back to Todd Torgorsen, in partnership with GaskinGraddy Insurance of We wahitchka, after spending a month and two meetings wrestling for a better deal for employees. Commissioner Carmen McLemore did not wait for the RV ordinance to be read a second time before declaring his desire to kill the ordinance that has been in the works for some three months. Im ready to throw this RV ordinance out the door, McLemore said to loud applause from audience members. We have tried to work this, and it has not worked out. McLemore moved im mediately to set aside the ordinance, which Commis sioner Warren Yeager ac knowledged had been the subject of considerable dia logue among commission ers and their constituents. This issue has created a divide, so to speak, because there are so many people on either side of the spec trum, Yeager said. Weve got to gure out how to get this done without throwing this thing out. Commissioners had em barked down the road to an RV ordinance after public outcry from some sectors of the county regarding the growth of RVs set up and being lived in on various properties along tourist corridors, such in St. Joe Beach, Indian Pass and St. Joseph Peninsula. From the outset, Com missioner Bill Williams noted, the ordinance has been a balancing act be By Tim Croft Star News Editor Should the Board of County Commissioners at tempt to overturn a federal decree mandating singlemember voting districts in the county, the chance of success would be less than 50 percent. That was the opinion of Tallahassee attorney Mi chael Spellman who pro vided an overview last week to commissioners of what such a court challenge would entail. Spellman was hired by the county for the expertise his rm has in handling cases that fall under the general umbrella of the Vot ing Rights Act passed by Congress. The board voted shortly after the 2010 election to move ahead with explor ing the potential for over turning the federal de cree issued in 1986 that established single-mem ber voting districts in the county. Commissioners Bill Wil liams and Warren Yeager noted at the time the 2004 referendum on countywide voting which found some 68 percent of voters every district and all but one of 14 precincts fa voring a move away from single-member districts. Spellman has been work ing with two professors whose expertise is gathering and analyzing voting data, one from the University of Georgia, the other from the University of Oklahoma. Spellman said the mech anism for trying to overturn the federal decree would be to le a motion in feder al court to reopen the case, have the case heard by a federal judge who would examine voting statistics and trends to establish if By Tim Croft Star News Editor The nal air emis sions permit for the Northwest Florida Re newable Energy Cen ter project to be built in Port St. Joe is just that nalized. The 30-day window for a legal challenge to last months decision by the Department of En vironmental Protection (DEP) to issue the nal air emissions permit for the woody biomass energy plant came and went last week without any appeal being led, said DEP spokesperson Jennifer Diaz. Diaz added that since County scraps RV ordinance See RV A10 Attorney: Success of single-member challenge less than 50 percent At top, an artists rendering of the Northwest Florida Renewable Energy Center which is to be constructed on the former Material Transfer Industries site along the Intracoastal Waterway. SP E CI A L TO T H E ST AR Challenge window closes for energy center air permit See A TTORNEY A7 See ENERGY A7 The label and bottler may have changed, but the source for Eds Red Hot Sauce remains emblazoned across the top of the bottle: Port St. Joe, Florida. Top, Ed Creamer has expanded his line from the original hot sauce to include a cocktail sauce and a XX hot sauce. P hotos by T IM CR O F T | The Star EDS RED HOT SAUCE EXTENDS BEYOND P ANHANDLE By Meredith Kaufman Florida Freedom Newspapers ort St. Joes Ed Creamer spent six years in the Navy and had a civilian career with American General, but it was his love of hot sauce that inspired his next step in life Eds Red Hot Sauce. Creamers parents worked in the seafood industry in Port St. Joe, and his favorite food is seafood with a touch of hot sauce. I traveled the world with the Navy, and I tried hot sauces everywhere, noting the ingredients in each, what I liked and didnt like, Creamer explained. So in 1965, I started experimenting with my own hot sauce mix. Creamers initial goal was to just create a hot sauce that he liked and would work well with seafood. He did not know what he wanted but knew that when he got it right, he would know. It took about 25 years to get the hot sauce right, but when I did everyone was See HOT SAUCE A6 Hot sauce spreading
Local A2 | The Star Thursday, July 21, 2011 By Katie Spector Florida Freedom Newspapers TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE Kids at Camp Amigo, the Childrens Burn Camp of Northern Florida, got to sit in a cockpit of an F-15 ghter jet at Tyndall Air Force Base last week. Based on comments from the youngsters, it might have been the highlight of the day, although pretending to load missiles into the plane was pretty exciting, too. For Camp Amigos second annual trip to the base, 44 members, campers and counselors came to see the jets. Members of the camp come from Orlando up to Floridas northern state line and range in age from 7 to 17. A majority of the counselors started off as campers, said Camp Amigo president Rusty Roberts. Twenty-year-old burn survivor and former camper Cassie Null recently rose to the position of camp administrator. Shes been involved with Camp Amigo since she was 10 and feels the experience as a young camper changed her perspective on life. Now, Null tries to change the views for her group of campers for the better. Its really exciting. I get to see what makes them happy, she said. The rst exhibition of the F-22 jet was a look, no-touch exhibit. Campers were separated from the plane with caution tape. But in the second exhibition, of the F-15 ghter jet, the kids went hands on. To start off, Null helped the campers form a line leading to the cockpit. Chabazz Belle, a 9-year-old victim from Wewahitchka, was a rst-time camper and thoroughly enjoyed his rst visit to the base. Chabazz said his favorite part was getting up in the jet. Second time camper Earl Gardner, 12, enthusiastically agreed with Chabazz. Sitting up there was the best experience, he said. While the children took turns sitting in the cockpit, the Air Force pilots simultaneously opened up the F-15 missile compartments and explained how they worked. The pilots let the kids get hands on and allowed them to pretend to insert missiles into the grounded plane. I learned how to put a bullet in! Earl said. After an hour observing and learning about the F-15, the enthused group was ready for lunch. Roberts, happy with the thrilled reaction to the jet demonstration, said he planned on taking another trip soon. Im thinking about doing the naval base next year, he said. While visiting F-16s thundered aloft on the nearby Tyndall Air Force Base runway, Sabastian Padgett, 10, of Hudson swings from the nose cone of an F-15 Eagle ghter still based there. SPECIAL E VENT S Open on Friday, Saturday Nights & Sunday 4-7pm ALL Y O U C AN E A T Breakfast Buffet every Saturday & Sunday DJ ON FRI D AY & SATUR D AY N IGHT S IN THE UP S TAIR S B AR L IVE BAN DS KARAO K E C OME J OIN THE F UN T I K I BAR BREA KF A S T A QUAINT L ITTLE DRIN K ING V ILLAGE WITH A FI S HING P RO B LEM OPEN 7 D AY S A WEE K 11 AM CLO S E 719 HWY 98, ME X ICO B EACH (850) 648-8207 E NTERTAINMENT Young burn victims inspect jets Photos by T ERRY B ARNER | Florida Freedom Chabazz Belle, 9, of Wewahitchka works the controls of an F-15 Eagle ghter jet as U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Bryan Dixey instructs recently at Tyndall Air Force Base. Belle was one of 44 child burn victims from across northern Florida who toured the Emerald Coast as part of the week-long Camp Amigo. Left, Belle sits in the cockpit of an F-15 Eagle ghter during a Camp Amigo visit to Tyndall Air Force Base Wednesday.
Local The Star| A3 Thursday, July 21, 2011 By Tim Croft Star News Editor Providing a stronger voice for those in the trenches has propelled a statewide alliance among Floridas 24 regional work force boards. The alliance, called the Florida Workforce Board Chairs Alliance, will have a familiar face in the chairmans seat after Gary Ross, a resident of Indian Pass and chairman of the board for the Gulf Coast Workforce Board, was tabbed as chairman of the board of the new al liance. The alliance, com prised of the board chairs from each of the regional workforce boards, was formed to advocate for the workforce system and to provide training and sup port to Florida workforce leaders. That is a high hon or and helps puts Gulf County on the radar, said county Commissioner Bill Williams. Ross, who has served on the Gulf Coast Work force Board the past 10 years, said the focus of the alliance is to create a link between the workforce board system and state government. We did not feel (state bureaucrats and lawmak ers) were connected to what is going on on the ground in the workforce, Ross said. The regional board chairs saw a need to provide immediate and real-world input to both government agencies and state and national legisla tors regarding the work force environment and the impacts of past and future legislation. By forming this alliance, well have a vehicle to do just that. We felt we needed to have a stronger voice with these bureaucrats and legisla tors. Ross continued, We are concerned about lo cal control. (Building the workforce) is businessdriven, locally-driven. Floridas workforce sys tem is recognized as the best workforce develop ment system in the coun try and we want to keep it that way. Ross went on to detail some of the work accom plished by the Gulf Coast Workforce Board. The workforce board provides a host of unem ployment services for those in Gulf, Franklin and Bay counties, includ ing transition assistance and a one-stop center in Panama City where those seeking work can be con nected to employers seek ing skilled labor. The workforce board trained 400 people in ba sic Microsoft skills at the Gulf/Franklin Center, helping those with and without employment to improve their skills. We have got to pro vide employees the train ing they need, Ross said, noting that businesses are trying to squeeze more from less in todays economic environment, meaning many positions that become vacant are not filled. That is what is driv ing businesses now, Ross said of the effort to improve employee skill sets. Busi nesses are not going to re place those (lost) jobs. There are so many things we are involved with and a lot of that is training. A lot of it is peo ple need skills training; we find those training op portunities. The Gulf Coast Work force Board has also reached out to the Gulf County Chamber of Com merce in its search for a new executive director to handle chamber and eco nomic development initia tives. The workforce board has also worked closely with the Jessie Ball du Pont Foundation on sev eral programs to provide training and exposure to young adults entering the workforce. We want to raise the level of what we do, Ross said. Our job is to create taxpayers, better taxpay ers. The Workforce Chairs Alliance plans to work with other workforce or ganizations around the state including the Florida Workforce Development Association, the Agency for Workforce Innovation and Workforce Florida. The Chairs Alliance provides another impor tant opportunity to lever age the collective lead ership that helps guide Floridas workforce sys tem, said Chris Hart IV, President/CEO of Work force Florida. With both great challenges and op portunities ahead of us, Workforce Florida looks forward to working with this newly formed group, as we continue our efforts to get Floridians back to work and bolster our states economic recov ery. Floridas workforce system is known collec tively as the Employ Flori da network. The system is made up of Workforce Florida Inc., the states workforce policy board made up of business and government leaders; the Agency for Workforce Innovation, the systems fiscal and administrative agent; and the states 24 Regional Workforce Boards, which provide local planning and direction and oversee the operation of nearly 100 One-Stop Centers throughout Florida. Floridas workforce system is nationally rec ognized as a leader and innovator. Under the leadership of Ross, the Alliance has outlined the following ob jectives: Represent Regional Workforce Board inter ests on state and national levels. Provide a forum for discussing workforce pol icy issues. Promote the activi ties of Regional Workforce Boards in Florida. Provide a venue for sharing ideas and best practices. Provide networking opportunities for work force professionals and lo cal leaders. Develop and spon sor technical assistance and training activities for board chairs and board members Im excited about it, Ross said. Anytime you are appointed to a state wide position in a state the size of Florida, thats cool, Ross said. For more information on the Florida Workforce Board Chairs Alliance, contact Maria Goodwin at 850-873-3581. -CongratulationsThey want to thank their patients for 10 successful years on the Forgoen Coast. 221 Avenue E. Apalachicola, FL 32329 (850) 653.3338 State Workforce leaders form alliance Gulf Countys Workforce board chairman Gary Ross named rst chairman
Opinion A4 | The Star Thursday, July 21, 2011 Stay with me on this one, it will be worth it. In this story, I will give you a Queen of Hearts that I bet you remember. She will be in my heart forever. I loved playing cards with my Daddy. The years pass and I miss my Daddy. Valentines Day was his birthday, as it should have been. He loved unconditionally and reveled in helping you with problems. The way he said sweetheart would make the butter in the refrigerator melt. Some things he said might be misinterpreted if you didnt know him. A statement like If anybodys going to hurt you, I am simply meant No one will hurt you while Im around. In his later years, the last thing he always told me was I love you. There is nothing in this world like hearing your Daddy tell you he loves you. You know he does, but hearing it patches up any issues you might have ever had with each other. Working at the newspaper, my Daddy came home smelling like ink. I liked it. He was usually the rst one to work and the last one to leave, that was just my Daddy. He always told me Work like you live, hard and fast. He did. I met an older man one time who told me he would never forget watching my Daddy play football. He said he was often up against fellows twice his size that would have their way with him in the rst half. The man said by the second half, Daddy always had them gured out. That was my Daddy, he never quit. Sometimes thats just the way love is. You have to work at it and survive and sometimes even start over. Unfortunately, its not always like the fairy tales with the pumpkins turning into carriages and the glass slippers tting. Let me tell you about the queen, the Queen of Hearts. Daddies generally have chairs. They sit in their chair and we all remember our Daddy sitting in his. Mine would play solitaire, watch television and talk to you and teach you a lesson if you listen. He would explain things as he played. We had a board that t perfectly on the chair armrests, perfect for playing solitaire. He appreciated good playing cards, Bicycle or Bee or the ones that felt right. I remember him counting three cards out and turning them over. There was a queen, the Queen of Hearts that had a smudge on her face or left cheek. It could have been ink or something similar. She had a partial thumbprint. It wouldnt come off. I said Daddy, we need some new cards, the queen has a dirty face. He put the cards down and pointed to that queen and made one of those Daddy faces and cleared his throat. He said Son, when these cards were new, that queen was pretty and she looked perfect. I dont think I said anything. Then Daddy said She does her job, we put her in the box and take her out of the box. I was puzzled. He then went through a series of questions asking me if I could still play her (the Queen of Hearts) on a Black King, if we were playing Blackjack and she was paired with an Ace, would it still be 21? After every question, I answered Yes. Last weeks County Commission meeting seemed like a taxi ride to nowhere for county taxpayers. The meter was running, but commissioners led the county nowhere. Commissioners spent the past few months working on an ordinance regulating recreational vehicles in the county. In large part due to public complaints, conned almost exclusively to the districts of two commissioners, the Commission embarked on a journey to craft an ordinance for an issue that commissioners quickly found had more sides than an octagon. The Planning and Development Review Board conducted meetings and provided a basic template for an ordinance, which was tweaked with commissioner input. Commissioners charged the county attorney with drafting the ordinance. They held a special public workshop and spent several public meetings debating the merits of such an ordinance before bringing it forward. Upon rst reading, commissioners continued to discuss what should or should not be in the ordinance, the concept of grandfathering and undertook a signicant measure of homework that should have been done before the ordinance was even up for consideration. In other words, it was not a fullyformed ordinance in the eyes of the public or commissioners, who had already spent dollars on legally advertising an ordinance that, judging by comments at the rst reading, no one seemed particularly enamored with. And at the nal step, with second reading and adoption on the agenda last week, commissioners called a mulligan and decided to render the eight page ordinance, including map, to the round le. Throughout all this, the taxpayers meter was always spinning. Staff was involved, regular meeting time and special workshops requiring staff to be present, utilities to be consumed, were expended with this RV ordinance, which the county attorney certainly did not craft pro bono. Yet the long strange trip ended with much noise signifying little, an ordinance so long in the making rendered to the dust bin. And just to demonstrate this was no uke, commissioners ventured into the mineeld of employee health insurance for the third-straight regular meeting commissioners expended roughly 155 minutes, more than 2.5 hours, of public meeting time on this one issue over that span. Commissioners, again, jumped into the way back machine, reversing course and returning to where they started due largely to self-inicted wounds and despite the county attorneys increasingly patient attempts to keep legal ducks in a row. Bringing in a representative from another insurance rm to make comparisons on what the county was getting in proposals from its current agent as was done four weeks ago in hindsight seems at the minimum debatable considering that state credentialing records indicate the gentleman was licensed to offer property and casualty insurance, but not individual health coverage. In turn, that leaves as dubious at best the assertion by Commissioner Bill Williams that Anthony Grippa, the aforementioned gentleman who was not present on Tuesday when the issue was scheduled for further discussion, could save the county another $20,000 by waiving the agent of record feet. Deciding two weeks after that bit of theater to send a urry of temporary letters to companies and organizations interested in assisting the county or at least getting its business backred, as Williams, who touted the idea, explained Tuesday because the numerous letters had the effect of confusing carriers as to exactly who represented the county. Further, the much-trumpeted $51,000 savings purchased by the Commissions refusing to accept a 9 percent increase from BC/BS for the coming year which ignited this dismal display of vision two months ago is not yet realized because a nal proposal has not been approved. While the county attorney urged commissioners to follow the protocol they should have a month earlier, to seek Request for Qualications from agents, select the best qualied and then go out for Request for Proposals from carriers, commissioners instead returned to the same spot where this charade began. They restored Todd Torgorsen, and partner Gaskin-Graddy Insurance, as agent of record and left Torgorsen and the countys insurance committee to sort out proposals and come back to the Commission for a nal decision, just as offered last month. The lack of foresight and vision is tiresomely familiar, but at what cost to already burdened taxpayers? Commissioners created a mountain of paperwork, lost a long-time employee, expended precious man-hours and staff time, racked up billable hours, consumed meeting time, conducted special workshops, undertook the drafting and advertising of an ordinance and did all that only to maintain the status quo. With taxpayers on the hook for every dime of the journey. Williams called the process of the past month over employee health insurance a joke; he could expand that characterization to the RV ordinance. They will let you play with their friends Keyboard KLATTERINGS The queen with the dirty face Looking at the vision thing TIM CROFT Star news editor Grandchildren dont care how much money you have.or dont have! It doesnt matter one whit to them if you are not a famous big league baseball player or an important person down at the church or an ex member of the city council. They dont care that you never played in a rock band or dated Farrah Fawcett. It doesnt matter to them if you are tall or short, handsome or faded and worn. . Grandchildren are a rare breed in society today. They will take you just like you are. Grandchildren have their priorities in order. Whats important to them is. . do you know a good place to hide! How high can you bounce on the bed! Will you help them catch Colorado Bad Bob! They will high-step and lead the marching band if you will fall in line behind and provide the musical accompaniment. And you can be any car you want just as long as you let them be Lightning McQueen. Grandchildren tell their buddies that you are the best swing pushing man in the whole world. You can get them high enough to almost touch the sky. If you stray too close to their swing path, they will attack you with their toes. It is hard to discern who has the widest smile. . and who it is exactly that is playing with whom. And friends, that tops big league baseball playing by a country mile! Grandchildren will let you enjoy tea with the princess. Or get excited with you when a simple train rumbles by. They will teach you how to throw rocks at a stop sign. They will let you float down the Cascade River with them. But watch out if the raft turns over; it will throw you in the river and you will have to grab on while they swim you safely to shore! Grandchildren can get out of your super duper hold. No mater how you entwine them in your arms and put the deathlock, strangle, doubletight, cant-be-broken scissors hold on them with your legs. . they have the strength and fortitude to wiggle free in record time! That will make you forget all about playing in a rock band. Grandchildren can run faster than Bob Hayes, Superman and Secretariat all rolled into one. You can chase them around the house. You can chase them out in the back yard. You can chase them down the aisle at the super market. You can chase them across the far fields beyond the horizon. . But you cant catch them! Faster, granddaddy they will yell over their shoulder, the excitement of the chase making two peoples day, faster, KK! They will gloat back at the house as they explain to mom over a box of fruit juice how the race unfolded. Grandchildren can teach you about sharks and dinosaurs. They can show you the best things to eat. They will help you put your socks on. They will point out the moon for you. They will introduce you to friends that live with them. They will take a bite of string cheese or Jimmy Dean sausage and give you the rest. When you try to teach them the quiet game they will turn up their noses and quickly let you know were not falling for that one! Grandchildren wont hardly go to bed when you are around. Lets fall down the steps one more time. Can we read a book? Lets watch Up again! Tell me a story granddaddy. And after the lights are out and youve chased bad men, wild birds, African lions and garbage men till everyone is about asleep. . Im thirsty. Grandchildren never stop. The energy is infectious. I dont care what kind of turn down day you are having; they will right-side-up-it in a heartbeat. They WANT you to spend more time with them than you do with their sister. They WANT you to turn the tv off and play with them. They WANT you to take a stick and make an all afternoon game out of it. They WANT you right in front of them. They WANT you! Grandchildren make your life worthwhile. From five hundred miles away you wonder what they are doing. You kinda hang close to the phone in case one of them has a shark question. One might need a good Monkey Joe or Bad Louie story. One might have won the dancing award and youve got to be there to congratulate them. Sometimes one will have a boo-boo on a knee and youve got to blow a kiss over the phone to make it all better. You have to be ready! Grandchildren dont mind that you are spoiling them. They allow it. They even enjoy it. They are astute enough to take advantage of it. Their parents, on the other hand, can be a real stick in the mud about this. Ive heard Daddy, you wouldnt let us do that at that age so often that I am sick of it. I finally hit upon an answer that drives both boys right up the wall, Im sorry guys, I was wrong, I should have let you do it too. I made a mistake. If I had it to do over again. . Grandchildren dont tell you that you are special. They show you! They race to jump up in your arms as youre trying to get out of the car. They fight to sit next to you at the restaurant. They will go to bed IF you will sleep with them. They will snuggle in real close. Sometimes during the night they will wake up just enough to see that you are still there. They lay a little hand on your arm and go back to sleep. Granddaddy is right there! Everything is OK. And that, dear hearts, will make you forget Farrah Fawcett altogether. Gratefully, KK 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. The spoken word barely asserts; the printed word thoroughly convinces. The spoken word is lost; the printed word remains. Circulation:1-800-345-8688 CRANKS MY TRACTOR BN Heard That queen, she came out of the box pretty. Shes done what youve asked her to. Shes been shufed time and time again, and she keeps letting you play games with her. Her face may be dirty, but shes still your Queen of Hearts. Youll understand that someday son. See QUEEN A5
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telling me that I needed to quit giving it away and starting selling it, Creamer said. So I sat down with my wife, Dot, and youngest son Eddie, in early 2000, and Dot came up with Eds Red and Eddie came up with the slogan, An Oysters Best Friend. The hot sauce is formulated specically for seafood, but it works well with egg salad, fried chicken and scrambled eggs, he said. After designing and renovating a mixing kitchen in his backyard, and adhering to strict health standards, Creamer took his product up and down the Panhandle, delivering his hot sauce to local Walmart stores, restaurants and seafood markets. In the summertime it was all I could do to mix hot sauce and bottle it all day, just to keep up with the demand, Creamer said. So I contacted a bottling company in St. Augustine so they could bottle the hot sauce for me and I could keep the business growing. By 2008, Eds Red Hot Sauce had developed a strong client base when Creamer received a call from a man in Georgia asking for him to mail a box of his hot sauce. When the client received his box of Eds Red he called Creamer back. Then he asked if he could be my distributor, and now weve sold to all the states in the U.S. and overseas, too, Creamer said. Since then, Eds Red Hot Sauce has taken on a life of its own. The sauce has avid fans not just in the Panhandle, but as far away as Holland and soldiers stationed in Afghanistan and Iraq. Eds Red Hot Sauce comes in Original, XX Hot and a cocktail sauce. Local hot sauce enthusiasts Matt Nienow and Aaron Rich enjoy the fact that Eds Red originated out of his backyard and they have their personal favorites. Both sauces can go very well with oysters, Nienow said. But I would go with the original because it has a good kick to it, denitely some horseradish, but the heat isnt so intense it wont ward off people who arent hot sauce enthusiasts. Rich, who has eaten ghost pepper, a pepper whose hot degree is measured at 1 million Scoville, thinks the XX Hot is the sauce for him. The XX Hot smells good, has a little more kick to it and the heat on that is nice, Rich said. Id use the XX Hot because I like a little more heat than most. As business keeps growing and Eds Red Hot Sauce becomes more wellknown, Creamer just tries to relax and take it all in. Im doing what I love, and my nephew calls it the American Dream, Creamer said. I dont think Ill ever stop. Ad vertise. It Works. C A LL TOD A Y. KARI FORTUNE 227-7847 OR JOEL REED 370-6090 Robert C. Bruner Attorney Personal & Business Bankruptcy Over 30 Years Legal Experience 850-670-3030 We are a debt relief agency. We can The hiring of a lawyer is an im 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 A6 | The Star Thursday, July 21, 2011 HOT SAUCE from page A1 Above, this photo from 2003, of Ed Creamer and his grandson Eddie working in his backyard kitchen bottling hot sauce. The photo hangs as a memento in the kitchen. Left, Creamer keeps plenty of hot sauce on hand in his kitchen, just in case. Bottom, the label and bottler may have changed, but the source for Eds Red Hot Sauce remains emblazoned across the top of the bottle Port St. Joe, Florida. P hotos by TIM CROF T | The Star
they warrant overturning the decree. Normally, in such cases, Spellman noted, such action is brought by citizens or an advocacy group represent ing citizens. The burden in such cases is on the parties seeking relief. In this case, that would mean the burden would be on the county to dem onstrate the most recent voting trends in the county show a move to countywide voting would not make it more difcult for a minority candidate to be elected and minority voting would not be diluted. I think it is less than a 50 percent chance for suc cess, Spellman said. I dont think the case is one to aban don, so to speak, but I want you to be aware of the risks. A signicant risk, Spell man detailed, would be if the county had opposition. Should the county lose, it would likely be on the hook for the legal bills of any op posing party. Spellman said advocacy groups who ght such cases, such as the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), in part survive on such cir cumstances, collecting their legal fees after victory. Spell man added that in most such cases the attorneys on the other side hail from larger cities and have larger hourly bills, which means the tab should the county lose could be substantial. It is a real risk, and you need to know it is there, Spellman said. In addition, with the country and state facing redistricting across the landscape, the countys challenge to the federal de cree could put the case on the radar, attracting more attention and raising the prole on a case some advo cacy groups could perceive as historic and worth chal lenging. And the most signicant risk, as commissioners re sponded to Spellmans pre sentation, is the nal legal bill, challenge or not. Spell man said such a case even without opposition could easily move into six gures. This is not the time, Gulf County is hurting, said Commissioner Tan Smiley, who has been a voice of opposition to moving from single-member districts since his 2010 election. We need to create jobs. Then we can get blacks and whites working. Do we have the money? This has nothing to do with black and white; it has to do with green. So far, the pro fessional services guys are making the money. Spellmans presentation was highly technical and commissioners asked for a written executive summary to digest before deciding their options. We have to look at the risk and return and decide what we need to do, Wil liams said. Spellman said the prece dent such a court challenge would be based upon is a Su preme Court decision in the 1980s that established the criteria, or three-pronged test, from which to analyze voting data how many whites or minorities regis tered, voted, voting prefer ences, etc. The more recent the race, the more pertinent, Spellman said. For example, Tax Collec tor Shirley Jenkins victory over a crowded eld of white men in 2000 is not particu larly compelling because of the lack of solid voting data along racial lines and pref erences, just as her subse quent re-election without opposition does not contrib ute to the countys case. The analysis of that voting data is based on two methodologies, but as Gulf County does not have one precinct with at least 90 percent African-Ameri can voters, one methodol ogy was eliminated. The key prong of the test that a federal judge would look at in the case of Gulf County would be whether minority candidates were successful at the polls in instances where the voter preferences of whites and blacks diverge or, as Spell man put it, where a white block vote can defeat a black preference candidate. The black choice lost when black and white choic es diverged, Spellman said of the most recent Gulf County voting trends, par ticularly 2010. That test would be based not just on local races, but also state and federal elec tions and primaries. Historically, Spellman added, whites tend to vote more heavily Republican while African-Americans tend to vote more heavily for Democratic candidates. The most recent elec tion in 2010 is the central is sue for the county to move away from single-member districts. While voting trends favored the countys case from 2000 to 2010, in the most recent election in just one of ve races in which preferences were quanti ably polarized by race, the minority preference lost from the presidential race to the U.S. Senate race. The 2010 election, here is the real sticking point, Spellman said. Williams wondered if some of the data may sim ply reect a very conserva tive region of the state and country and some unusual characteristics of the 2010 campaign a third party independent candidate for governor, an Allen BoydAl Lawson primary for Con gress between two lawmak ers who long represented Gulf County. All of the things you talk ed about in 2010 could be ex plained by other factors than race, Williams said. Spellman said that was true but a key aspect of the Supreme Court decision providing precedent for the countys proposed action is that mitigating factors are not considered by a court, only results. That is all they are looking at, Spellman said, adding under questioning that the success of a simi lar challenge more than 10 years ago by Washington County was different in that the voting data was more favorable and there was no opposition. 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We feel that this is a major milestone not only for this project, but also for Rentech. Dawoodjee noted that the Port St. Joe project, to build a 55 megawatt plant, is the rst in the country to be permitted to use Rentechs SilvaGas gasier system, which the company touts as ad vancement in biomass technology. The Port St. Joe proj ect would be the rst com mercial scale use of the SilvaGas system. Rentech has in place agreements with Progress Energy under which the utility will pur chase energy from the plant. Dawoodjee noted that the state air emissions permit was one of the nal hurdles to construction. The last permit re quired is a development order from the City of Port St. Joe. The site of the project is the old Material Transfer Indus tries coal-transfer site along the Intracoastal Canal. The city has been very supportive of this project, and the jobs it will bring to the area, Dawoodjee noted. The $225 million NW FREC, which will burn woody biomass in the form of forest residue left after logging operations, is estimated to generate 180-200 jobs during the 18-month construction timeline with 85-100 per manent jobs generated at the plant and through the fuel production pipeline. That would leave nancing the project as the nal major hurdle, Dawoodjee said. The construction stage is the next major phase and that is where we need to nd (reason able) nancing for the project, Dawoodjee said. She added that a construc tion timeline will come into focus once nancing is in place. Rentech had hoped to break ground next month, though that timeline ap pears optimistic, Dawood jee said. We are charging for ward, she said. We are putting all our focus on obtaining favorable nancing. Roughly six weeks ago the U.S. Department of Energy put on hold a term sheet for a federal loan guarantee due to funding availability, and Rentech has been seeking nanc ing for the project in the private and public mar kets since. Rentech is in negotia tions securing fuel source contracts for the Port St. Joe project while explor ing its nancing options, Dawoodjee said.
The Star Outdoors E-mail outdoors news to email@example.com 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! Freshwater Not much to say about the offshore shing, as it is now closed to red snapper, gag grouper and amberjacks. Kingsh will make up most of the shing the rest of summer. Good reports the Mexico Beach Articial Reef Association sites are producing king sh and Spanish makerel. Inshore Offshore With so much rain lately, the bays are muddy and full of freshwater. Good reports from Blacks Island of mullet and trout being caught, but not in great numbers. Red sh have been spotted on the Eagle Harbor side of the bay, and nice schools with good-sized sh. Freshwater shing should improve with all the rain weve had the past week. River levels are on the rise, and the catsh bite will be red-hot. Lake Wimico and the big river have produced some bass this week; however, expect them to be on the move. SPONS ORED B Y Thursday July 21 Page A8 Edible roadside plants By Lois Swoboda Florida Freedom Newspapers For about a month, glossy green shrubs with shaggy white ower heads have been visible on the roadside. In another month, the owers on the Florida elder (Sambucus canadensis) will be replaced by clusters of black berries. Elderberries are edible and were used as food and medicine by Indians in Florida, but you must be sure to distinguish between them and the red berries found on a similar plant, water hemlock (Cicuta mexicana), among the most poisonous plants in North America. Stems of water hemlock have purple stripes and are hollow. Avoid touching this plant, and if you do, wash carefully afterward. The elderberry stem has a uniform, white to light gray pith in cross-section of the stem, and the foliage has a rank, acrid odor when crushed. Elderberries bear masses of black to dark purple edible fruit. Never consume red berries from a plant resembling Florida elder. Syrup prepared from elderberries is a traditional remedy for the u in Florida. To prepare syrup from fully ripe, black elderberries for use on pancakes or to use as a u remedy, collect the berries, carefully remove them from the stems, rinse, and place in a pan with plenty of water. Simmer the berries until a dark syrup forms. After the berries have cooled, squeeze them through cheesecloth to remove the tiny seeds. Place the elderberry juice into a pan, and add sugar and simmer until thick. The Florida edible elderberry can be picked right off the bush and eaten raw as long as the berries are completely black. There is no need to remove the seeds from black elderberries. Another edible plant in bloom right now is duck potato (Sagittaria falcate), also known as arrowleaf, swan potato, wapato, katniss and swamp potato. Duck potato is a common aquatic plant found near the edges of ponds and rivers and in ditches. Leaves can be arrow, lance or grass-like. Saturated soil is necessary for these plants. Excellent water garden plants, arrowheads will also tolerate being submerged for prolonged periods. The starchy roots can be fried, boiled or baked, but should not be eaten raw. The protein content of 4 to 7 percent is high for a root crop. The young shoots can also be eaten. A simple way to prepare arrowhead is to boil tubers until tender, slice thin and serve with butter or sesame oil. If any unbuttered tubers should be left over, served cold with vinaigrette dressing as a salad. As the name implies, duck potatoes are a food source for ducks and other waterfowl. Indians harvested the root for food and called it wapato. Special to The Star The Mexico Beach Ar ticial Reef Association is preparing for the 15th Annual MBARA Kingsh Tournament on Aug. 27, and part of that tourna ment will be the new Miss Kingsh. The new Miss Kingsh is Allison Gladney from Atlanta, where she lives and works. She is a regular visitor to Mexico Beach and loves the beach, loves to sh and loves the salt life. She will be introduced Friday night at the captains par ty and will be at the weighin Saturday afternoon for pictures with all the an glers and their sh. New hours at Cape San Blas Lighthouse Star Staff Report Summer hours for the Cape San Lighthouse and gift shop are WednesdayFriday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, and Saturday and Sunday, 1-7 p.m. ET. The cost to climb the lighthouse tower is $5 for adults and $3 for children 12 and younger (no children shorter than 44 inches per mitted to climb the tower). For more information, call 229-1151 or check the lighthouse out on Face book. The Dan Russell-Fields City Pier is the place to go to catch king and Spanish mackerel right now. Bring your own bait, or catch cigar minnows and herring around the pilings and use live bait. I would suggest going at daylight if you want to catch your own bait. As the sun comes up, they seem to move to deeper water away from the pier. Im sure the M.B. Miller Pier, as some people call it, is having the same action since its the same length as the RussellFields Pier. Bait should be no problem here, either. Some people use Sebiki rigs, or you can make your own bait rig with very small gold hooks. The piers at St. Andrews State Park and over in Mexico Beach are wooden piers and dont extend out into the Gulf as far as the cement piers on Panama City Beach. But anglers there catch their share of pompano, Spanish mackerel and king mackerel, and it also is possible to catch live bait from those piers. The pass and the piers along our beaches can offer some great shing, and you dont even have to burn much gas to do it. Scott Lindsey Outdoor Writer firstname.lastname@example.org Photos by LOIS SWOBODA | Florida FreedomFLORIDA ELDER DUCK POT A TO S PE C IAL T O T H E ST A R MBARA selects Miss KingshS PE C IAL T O T H E ST A R Allison Gladney will serve as Miss Kingsh for the 15th annual Mexico Beach Articial Reef Associa tion Kingsh Tournament on Aug. 27. Hooked on OUTDOORS Buds N BUGS
PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA SP O RT S www.starfl.com A Section Thursday, July 21, 2011 Page 9 Big River Riders compete 3 qualify for regionals Star Staff Report Approximately 290 Flor ida 4-H participants con verged on the Florida State Fair Grounds in Tampa for the State 4-H Horse Show on July 7-9 to compete in the state-level competition. Five were Gulf County Big River Riders 4-H Horse Club members. Members were in the Junior Division: Shawn Elia and Tia Roney; and Senior Division: Alicia Al lison, Kayla Lindsey and Hayley Smith. Participants competed in a variety of events, in cluding Western Plea sure, English and Speed Events. Each event had 30 to 65 riders. Gulf County Big River Rider members placed as follows: Junior/Intermediate Division: Shawn Elia, 7th Place, Stake Race Senior Division: Alicia Allison, 5th Place, Barrels; 11th Place, Stake Race; and 6th Place, Keyhole. Kayla Lindsey, 4th Place, Pole Bending; 10th Place, Barrels; 9th Place, Stake Race; and 5th Place, Keyhole Hayley Smith, 6th Place, Pole Bending; 9th Place, Barrels; 4th Place, Stake Race; and 4th Place, Keyhole Although all participants didnt place, they gave their all and werent far behind the placing participants. Congratulations goes out to all these members for all their hard work to make it this far. Big River Riders had approximately 30 parents, grandparents, 4-H leaders and supporters who went to support them at the state competition. Big River Riders had the three Senior Division qualiers, Allison, Lindsey and Smith, qualify to go to the 4-H Regional Horse Show in Tunica, Miss., July 26-31. The club is proud of them as well as all of our Big River Riders 4-H Horse Club members. Big River Riders would like to thank all the par ents, grandparents, 4-H leaders, Gulf County sup porters and sponsors that have supported them dur ing this 4-H year. The riders greatly appreciate all the support. Sacred Heart partners with TOC for athlete screenings Star Staff Report Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf and Tallahassee Orthopedic Clinic will offer free athletic screenings to high school and junior high students in Gulf Coun ty. Florida regulations require athletic screenings for all students participating in practice and competitive sports. The screenings will be administered at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulfs Medical Ofce Building, 3801 U.S. High way 98 in Port St. Joe, from 5-8 p.m. ET on Tuesday, July 26. Students and their parents must com plete medical history and permission forms before participating in the screen ing. These forms are available through school coaches or the schools main of ce. Student-athletes should wear shorts, T-shirts and athletic shoes for their visit. PSJHS volleyball conditioning begins Star Staff Report Conditioning for the Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School volleyball team be gan Tuesday, July 19, at 8 a.m. ET in the school gymnasium and concluded at 9:30 a.m. These sessions will run Tuesday through Thursday until Aug. 4. Conditioning is open to all Port St. Joe students who will be in grades seven-12 when the new school year begins. In order to participate in con ditioning, the player must turn in to the volleyball coach a new Florida High School Athletic Association Form EL3, Consent and Release from Liability Cer ticate, revision date May 2011. The player must also turn in to the coach a sports physical that is not more than one calendar year old. Our newsletter as well as FHSAA-required forms can be found by clicking the Volleyball News link at 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 Monday, Aug. 8, at 3:30 p.m. ET. There will be three practice days, and then on Thursday and Fri day, Aug. 11-12, the team will conduct tryouts. There will be a parent meeting Wednesday, Aug. 10, at 5 p.m. ET. 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. ET on each day we conduct conditioning. Open Gym is available to any female student who will be attend ing Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School this fall. Come work on your skills, and lets have some fun. See you in the Dome. Wewahitchka High cross country fundraiser planned Star Staff Report The Wewahitchka Cross Country team is hosting a fund raiser at the high school from 4-7 p.m. CT on July 28. Bring your unwanted gold and silver jewelry and turn it into cash while raising funds for the cross country team. For more information, please call Mary Holley at 639-2228. Star Staff Report As of press time, the Port St. Joe AAA All-Stars remained alive in the losers bracket of the state Dixie Youth baseball tournament at Avon Park. The All-Stars won their opener before falling to West Seminole, considered the tournament fa vorite. The All-Stars won twice Tuesday to advance and stand 3-1. The tourna ment continued this week. Look for full coverage in next weeks Star. Port St. Joe All-Stars alive at stateSPE CI AL TO T H E S T ARPOR T ST JOE AAA ALL-ST ARS XXXXXXXXXX ST A TE 4-H HORSE SHOW
between effective land planning and personal property rights. Williams encouraged commissioners not to toss out good work that had been done in crafting the ordinance, though resident Clay Lewis said the com missioners proposed plan of moving ahead with the ordinance and tweaking it later was unworkable. I disagree with the premise that one size ts all, said Lewis, one of the more outspoken critics of the ordinance, which would have regulated uses of RVs in so-called coastal cor ridors while prohibiting any commercial use of RVs and mandating that beyond coastal areas it would be one RV per parcel. Lewis said any RV or dinance should not, as the proposed ordinance did, exempt areas such as In dian Pass, Highland View and Port St. Joe from regu lation, arguing that if prop erty values and safety were concerns in coastal areas such as Cape San Blas or Beacon Hill, those same concerns would apply to exempted areas. Commissioner Ward McDaniel, who seconded McLemores motion to shelve the ordinance, said he had heard no feedback from pioneer families in the county, many of whom had ancestors who lived in shacks or similar abodes when they settled the coun ty. McDaniel added that the ordinance had the potential for pushing some residents from their homes under the one RV per parcel edict or other provisions of the or dinance. We have people in this county that are one pay check away (from real trou ble), McDaniel said. Yeager urged his fellow commissioners to table the ordinance for more work and suggested as a solution grandfathering in those residents currently living in or using RVs. But Commissioner Tan Smiley joined McDaniel and McLemore in voting to kill the ordinance. Employee health insurance Another discussion about employee health insurance was confusing and at times contentious as commissioners, again by the narrowest of margins, effectively returned to the status quo of four weeks ago. At that time, commis sioners voted to transfer the agent of record designation from Torgorsen to Brown and Brown amid consider able debate and a public confrontation between Wil liams and former Human Resources director Denise Manuel, that ended with Manuel being subsequently dismissed from her job due to comments, a few profane, during the public meeting. McLemore noted, how ever, that his second to Williams motion that night came with a caveat that Brown and Brown had 30 days to improve on the 5 percent increase year over year on the table from Blue Cross/Blue Shield or the agent of record desig nation would return to Tor gorsen and Gaskin-Graddy. J. Frank Graddy was on hand to read from the minutes of that meeting to note the discussion among commissioners and the language of the motion. McLemore said he was living up to the lan guage of the motion, that Anthony Grippa of Brown and Brown, present at the meeting last month, had not come back with any savings and argued that the Board of County Com missioners should return the business to Torgorsen and Gaskin-Graddy. I have nothing in writ ing showing any savings, McLemore said, noting the countys real issue was not the agent but BC/BS. I dont trust (Grippa). I dont see a way out other than go back to BC/BS. Williams disagreed. He said by rejecting the original offer of a 9 percent increase from BC/BS, the county had saved $51,000 though McDaniel noted since a contract has not been nalized, the savings were not yet realized and could be erased and that Brown and Brown had of fered to waive the agent of record fee of roughly $20,000 as it goes out into the market for proposals. Williams further noted that when the board, at its prior meeting two weeks ago, agreed to provide temporary agents of re cord letters to other com panies and organizations interested in the countys business, the move had muddied the waters with BC/BS. He argued there was still more savings to be had. Blue Cross/Blue Shield has not been knocked off the hill yet, but we have other options, Williams said, arguing the county should go into the open market immediately. He also contended that the language of any con tract with an insurance agent should be changed so payment is based on how much savings the county realizes, not the current county system of fees be ing based on the size of the contract. We need to change the way the agent of record is incentivized, Williams said, a point Yeager agreed with. McDaniel said the entire issue had gotten so blown out of proportion and the fallout had been the loss of a good employee and a string of assertions he could not sort out as being truthful or not. It should never have come to this, McDaniel said. County attorney Jeremy Novak implored the board to put its legal ducks in a row, to go out for a Request for Qualications (RFQ) on an abbreviated 10-day win dow, have the insurance committee recommend an agent to the board and have that agent solicit Re quests for Proposals (RFP) from insurance carriers in a 30-day window. He said that wasnt done nine years ago when Gaskin-Graddy brought Torgorsen to the county and wasnt done last month. Graddy noted none of that was done one month ago and that no local pref erence a 7 percent lee way in bid matters to en hance doing business with local companies had been offered. He contended that the board had issue an emer gency motion nine years ago when Torgorsen was brought in and reduced a 50 percent increase year over year to zero. There was an emer gency purchasing agree ment at that time, Graddy said. After a motion to follow the attorneys plan failed 4-1 (Williams was the lone yes vote), McLemore mo tioned and was ultimately joined by McDaniel and Smiley in returning to Tor gorsen as agent of record. I dont need to keep play ing with this, McLemore said. It got out of hand. Williams responded by saying the county would likely now be sued for failing to go out for RFPs or RFQs and that commissioners had turned away another $20,000 in savings on fees for the agent of record. This thing has been a joke, Williams said. An Equal Opportunity Employer/Program. Auxiliary aids are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. Florida Relay 711. 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COMMUNITY www.starfl.com B Page 1 Section Thursday, July 21, 2011 Humane Society seeks cat adopters PSJ to dedicate city hall Star Staff Report Get ready for savory seafood, family-friendly activities and music to groove to at the 15th Annual Florida Scallop & Music Festival to be Aug. 5-7 in Port St. Joe. With headlining act Atlanta Rhythm Section, the festival, along the shores of beautiful St. Joseph Bay in Gulf County, is a northwest Florida favorite threeday event featuring ve bands, food of all avors especially succulent scallop dishes and a little something for everyone. Frozen scallops are also available to take home. Fridays festivities begin with an all-day merchant sidewalk sale along Reid Avenue in downtown Port St. Joe and conclude with the festival KickOff party at the Thirsty Goat Bar and Grill at the Port Inn. Saturday morning activities include a 5K Run at 8 a.m. ET and a Classic Car & Boat Show with line up at 8 a.m. with judging at 1 p.m. Dash plaques will be presented to the rst 50 entries, and there will be drawings for prizes. The winners of Best of Show in both categories will receive a cash award. Arts and crafts vendors, educational exhibits, the Kidz Zone with inatables, pony rides, a petting zoo and food vendors galore will all be scattered throughout the festival grounds of shady George Core Park next to the St. Joseph Bay. Live music begins at 1 p.m. Saturday and continues throughout the day with headliner the Atlanta Rhythm Section taking the stage from 9-10:30 p.m. performing hits including So Into You, Spooky, Champagne Jam and more. Additional Saturday acts include the Bo Spring Band at 4 p.m. and Kevin Jacobs Band at 6 p.m. On Sunday, food vendors return along with arts and crafts and the Kidz Zone. Live music kicks off at 1 p.m. Sunday with Brian Bowen followed by the Curry Brothers at 2:30 p.m. There is a $5 admission on Saturday and plenty of free parking. Admission is free for active military with ID. Because the park sits right along the edge of St. Joseph Bay, next to Port St. Joe Marina, the event has become popular with boaters anchoring along the calm shoreline. Admission is free on Sunday. Vendors are still being accepted and are encouraged to register. Vendor registration, along with registration for the 5K Run, Classic Car & Boat Show, lodging specials, driving directions and contact information can be found online at www.scallopfest.net. Additional information is available by calling the Gulf County Chamber of Commerce at 227-1223 or emailing info@ gulfchamber.org. The event is presented by the Gulf County Chamber of Commerce and Gulf County Tourist Development Council. Local author pulled in all directions By Tim Croft Star News Editor Wewahitchka author Michael Lister acknowledges hes got plenty of plates spinning the air. He also smiles and notes that its plenty of fun. With a movie screen adaption of his book Double Exposure to nish co-writing, a new novel and nonction book coming out in the fall, a book launch party in downtown Panama City in September and a play at Gulf Coast State College slated for February, the luggage beneath Listers eyes is well-earned. I have so many projects going on right now, but it is exciting, Lister said last week. Lister is co-writing the screenplay for Double Exposure, which won a Florida Book Award last year. The production company The Garden and director Jason Hreno plan on moving directly into casting and pre-production once the script is in hand. Lister gures the screenplay should be nished by the end of summer. We had several production companies interested in lming the book, Lister said of Double Exposure, a mystery thriller set largely in the swamps along the Apalachicola River. One company was very interested but wanted to lm in Toronto. I said, this book is this area. The Garden loved the book. From the beginning, they had a vision to honor the book, respect for the characters. They asked me to co-write the script, and they made a commitment to lm it here. Lister is hopeful that actors who helped stage a play of Double Exposure last year at Gulf Coast State College might be in line for parts in the movie. The play, he added, was a minimalist production that adroitly explored the themes of the complex book. It was the closest thing to reading a book on stage, Lister said. Its exciting, and the movie is in a good situation. Lister is using Skype and email to exchange ideas with his co-writer. There were many meetings before we got to writing, he said. It is a bit easier because we have the book to work from. Once we agreed on the process, we broke the book into sections. Im enjoying this. It is revisiting the book in a way that is good because it a different medium. The fall will bring the release of Listers latest novel, The Big Goodbye, the title homage to Raymond Chandler, who wrote The Big Sleep and The Long Goodbye, both set in the 1940s, the period Lister in which submerged himself in researching the book. Lister describes The Big Goodbye as a romance mystery thriller set in 1940s Panama City. The book, he said, was also very romantic and stylized, but for the most part dark. He has worked on and off on the book, which was written originally as a contemporary novel, for ve years. Lister said by the fourth draft, he had rewritten the book to t the genre and period of a 1940s hard-boiler. The book, in some ways, is a tribute to some of the inuences that have informed Listers writing over the years, Chandler, Robert B. Parker and Graham Greene, to name the most prominent. It is a genre I have always loved, the hard-boiled private investigator and lm noir, and this is a combination of those, Lister said. I always loved the art of lm noir. These were mostly B movies slapped together, but the result was real art. I wanted to bring something new to the genre, though I have all the usual elements. What I am doing largely is having fun with the conventions. He set the book in Panama City and Gulf County. It was so much fun to do all the research, Lister said. (Local historian and author) Marlene Womack, her books and articles, they are the Bible for this area. I owe her a debt of gratitude. The book is scheduled to be released in September by Pulpwood Press. Mystery author Ace Atkins, who has been hired by Putnam Books to continue the Spenser detective series made famous by Parker, wrote of The Big Goodbye, 1940s Panama City, Florida . tough and violent with snappy dialogue and great atmosphere, beautiful women with hidden agendas, and a long lost world that we mostly know through ancient postcards and faded photographs. Get ready for a suspenseful, romantic and historic ride. On July 29 at Panama Citys Marina Civic Center, Lister will be part of the Backstage Pass series, joining The Steve Wiggins Band, mentioned in Double Exposure. Lister will read from his new book at the event. In addition, Panama City musician-songwriter Todd SPECIAL TO TH E STAR The Atlanta Rhythm Section will be the headline act for the Scallop and Music Festival, taking the stage at 9 p.m. ET Aug. 6. Atlanta Rhythm Section to headline scallop fest Special to The StarJACKSONVILLE The Rev. Edward King Jr., senior program ofcer for the Jes sie Ball duPont Fund, died July 13 after a long illness. He was 60 years old. Kings life was guided by his deep faith and his concern for others, and he expressed those values in his choice of occupations and his personal demeanor. Much of his 18-year career in philanthropy was spent working with churches and religious organizations, and he was a vocal cham pion of community work on behalf of the poor and un derserved. During most of his adult life, he was in ser vice to the church, either as Star Staff Report The public is invited to Port St. Joe City Hall at 5 p.m. ET Aug. 2 for the formal dedication of the facility in the name of pioneer T.H. Stone. Stone was the rst settler of modern-day Port St. Joe and served in a number of ofcial capacities as the city grew. The St. Joseph Peninsula State Park is named in his honor, and the City Commission decided more than a year ago to dedicate City Hall in his name. There will be a plaque unveiling and a reception before the Commissions regular bimonthly meeting Aug. 2. Star Staff Report The St. Joseph Bay Humane Society is overrun by felines in need of adoption. The shelter is at three times capacity for cats, said Nancy Liest, cat coordinator for the Humane Society, and adopters are desperately needed to save a host of cats from being euthanized. We are getting on average about 13 per day, and right now, we are three times past capacity, Liest said. We are up against the wall. The cat situation is just critical. Liest will be on hand this Saturday for a special Open House during which the Humane Society is inviting cat lovers to come out to the shelter on 10th Street, adjacent to the county Public Works Yard and consider an adoption. There will be special deals for adopters, and refreshments will be served. The Open House will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET Saturday.THE REV EDWARD KING JR. DuPont Funds senior program ofcer diesSPECIAL TO TH E STAR Wewahitchka author Michael Listers latest novel, a noirish romance thriller titled The Big Goodbye, is set for release in September, one of several projects the author is balancing. Above Lister signs copies of his Florida Book Award-winning novel Double Exposure at the Rosemary Beach Writers Conference earlier this year. See KING B8 Quadruple exposure See LISTER B8
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All donors will receive a free gift. Photo identication is required, and donors who are 16 must have a parents consent. Donors must weigh a minimum of 110 pounds and 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, a prize donated by AAA Auto Club South. Donate twice between June 1 and Dec. 31 and be entered to win a Kia Soul automobile, a prize donated by Kia Autosport. New caregiver support group meeting at Senior Center Special to The Star There is a new caregiver support group that meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month from 2-3 p.m. ET at the Senior Center, 120 Library Drive, Port St. Joe. This group is open to all family caregivers who are providing care to loved ones or friends and just need an opportunity to get together with other caregivers and share their stories. Often, the needs of caregivers are the same regardless of who they are providing care for, and because of the rigors of caregiving, everyone needs some time to share and learn. These support groups are condential and will be facilitated by a profes sional group counselor. Group meetings will be conducted in an open fo rum beginning with intro ductions, then a 20-minute session on caregiving tips for better health and wellbeing and 30 minutes for group discussion followed by a closing session and processing. Coffee, water and light snacks will be provided. Please join us on Tues day, July 26, at 2 p.m. ET and say hello to your coun selors, Brooks Johnson and Recie Culpepper. Stinging caterpillars When you think of caterpillars, you think of wormlike leaf-eaters that are generally harmless to humans. Caterpillars can be hairless, fuzzy like a woolly bear or even tufted with hair. But have you ever heard of stinging caterpillars in Florida? Several reports have come into our ofce recently about encounters with these fuzzy stingers in the landscape. You need to be aware of at least four different types of stinging caterpillars in our part of Florida. Actually, so-called stinging caterpillars dont have stingers like ants, bees and wasps. Instead, they have a number of hairlike spines connected to poison glands. When these spines contact a persons skin, the poison is released, causing a variety of unpleasant reactions. My information on stinging caterpillars was provided by Extension entomologist Dr. Don Short, of the University of Floridas Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. Stinging caterpillars feed on many pants. But they seldom are present in large enough numbers to cause serious damage. Their stings, rather than feeding, pose the primary threat. Thats why its important to learn to recognize and avoid these cantankerous crawlers. The puss caterpillar is stoutbodied, almost an inch long, and completely covered with gray to brown hairs. Under the soft hairs are stiff, poisonous spines. When touched, the spines break off in the skin, causing serve pain. The saddleback caterpillar has a more striking appearance. Its brown with a wide green band around the middle of the body. Theres a large brown spot in the middle of the green band, giving the appearance of a brown saddle on a green blanket. The saddleback may exceed an inch in length and is stout-bodied. The main poisonous spines are borne on pairs of projections near the front and rear of the body. Theres a row of smaller stinging organs along each side. The IO moth caterpillar is pale green with yellow and reddish to maroon stripes along the sides. It often exceeds two inches in length and is fairly stout-bodied. The poisonous spines, which form rows of bands across the body, are usually yellow with black tips. The light brown hag moth caterpillar has nine pairs of variable-length protrusions along its body from which poisonous spines extend. The protrusions are curved and twisted, giving the appearance of disheveled hair of a hag. Most contact with stringing caterpillars occurs in the spring and summer. As might be expected, children, campers and gardeners are the most frequent victims. When playing or working outdoors in infested areas, it pays to wear a longsleeved shirt, long pants and gloves. Reactions to caterpillars poison vary with an individuals sensitivity. Itching, burning, swelling and nausea may be experienced. In severe cases, fever, shock and convulsions might occur. If a person has a history of hay fever, asthma or allergy, or if allergic symptoms develop, a physician should be contacted immediately. In cases of milder reactions, a strip of adhesive tape should be placed on and pulled off the affected area repeatedly to remove the spines. Then apply ice packs, followed by a paste of baking soda and water. Because so few stinging caterpillars are normally found on plants around the home, mechanical methods usually offer the easiest means of control. Just carefully remove and crush the caterpillars, or knock them into a pan of kerosene. If a pesticide is needed, seven or permethrin may be used in accordance with label directions for caterpillar control. For more information, check out the IFAS website, http://edis.ifas.u.edu, or contact your local Cooperative Extension Ofce at 639-3200 or 229-2909. Senior Citizens accepting new meal clients Gulf County Senior Citizens is accepting new clients at its meal sites in Port St. Joe and Wewahitchka. Senior Citizens provides a hot, nutritious meal Monday through Friday to seniors 60 and older, along with activities. Some of the daily activities include bingo, arts and crafts, gospel singing, shopping trips, blood pressure checks, exercise classes and educational programs. There is no charge for the meal or activities, but donations are accepted. Transportation may be available. Anyone interested in coming to our sites for meals and activities is asked to call Debbie in Port St. Joe at 229-8466 and Maureen in Wewahitchka at 639-9910. Gulf County Senior Citizens is a nonprot organization. Star Staff Report Senior Citizens asking public for help Gulf County Senior Citizens Port St. Joe site is asking for donations of nonperishable food items for low-income seniors such as juice, canned tuna and chicken, soup or vegetables. The center prepares a homecooked meal one day a week and could use any of the items listed. Small, inexpensive bingo prizes are always needed for clients who love to play bingo. Anyone interested in coming to sites in Port St. Joe or Wewahitchka for meals and activities or who would like to donate any of the items listed may call Debbie at 229-8466. Star Staff Report Florida Lighthouse Association to meet at Cape San Blas Star Staff Report The Florida Lighthouse Association will hold its annual meeting Oct. 21-23 in Port St. Joe. The home base for the event will be the Cape San Blas Lighthouse and Gift Shop. Friday night will include a viewing of the documen tary Lighthouses of the Gulf Coast: Sand Island to St. Marks, produced by WSRE-PBS in Pensacola. The lms producer, Mike Rowan, will be at the meeting. Saturday and Sunday will include meetings and lunch both days, with guest speakers and pre sentations both days. At tendees will also have the opportunity to visit and climb three area light houses, Cape San Blas, Cape Saint George and Crooked River. Registration will open later this week. Birthday ROY LEE CAR TER County extension director Society BRIEFS
The Star| B3 Thursday, July 21, 2011 Tuesday Saturday 10am til 5pm Panama City, FL 32401 Introducing Our New Bridal Registry Heidi Goodwiller & Kevin Barr 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 School News From Staff Reports Port St. Joe High senior portraits Senior portraits are scheduled to be taken at Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School on Aug. 9-10. The photographer will be mailing letters to students of the Class of 2012 with details for this important event. Details can also 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 229-8251. GCSC offering entrepreneurs workshop July 26 Looking for that competitive advantage for your business? Ready to assess the viability of your business idea? Attend the Entrepreneurs Workshop at Gulf Coast State College, and develop a plan for your success. The workshop will be at 5 p.m. CT Tuesday, July 26, in Room 106 of the Business Building at Gulf Coast State College. Find out how our Associate of Science degree program and college credit certicates give you powerful tools to build your dream. New programs include an AS degree in business entrepreneurship, a certicate in business entrepreneurship operations and a certicate in business entrepreneurship. This event is free and open to everyone in the community. Reserve your spot today by contacting Wendi Garrett at 769-1551, ext. 2842, or firstname.lastname@example.org. GCSC law enforcement grads celebrate Star Staff Report The Division of Public Safety at Gulf Coast State College held a graduation ceremony July 12 for Law Enforcement Academy Class 20. Phil Thorne, chief of police for Springeld, was the guest speaker for the 15 new graduates and their families. The following GCSC students were recognized with special awards: Ryan Warren received the Charles H. Abbott Academic Award; Ryan Warren received the Kevin S. Kight Memorial Law Enforcement Scholarship; Matthew Mayeld received the Top Gun Award; Joshua Branch, Brian Buschmann, Sheryl Cortez, Michael Duhart, Amanda Griggs, Jonathan Lancaster, Richard Mancos, Joshua Seale, Malik Shaw, Christopher Smith, Hunter Tice and Steven Wildes received Perfect Attendance Awards. Students who graduated were Joshua Branch, Brian Buschmann, Sheryl Cortez, Michael Duhart, Amanda Griggs, Jonathan Lancaster, Richard Mancos, Matthew Mayeld, Matthew Moore, Joshua Seale, Malik Shaw, Christopher Smith, Hunter Tice, Ryan Warren and Steven Wildes. Gulf among counties to receive funds through PAEC By Chris Segal Florida Freedom Newspapers The Florida Department of Education awarded $3.6 million July 14 for the creation of special programs in 13 rural North Florida school districts. The award presentation was conducted during the closing ceremonies of the 44th annual Leadership Conference held at the Bay Point Marriott in Panama City Beach. We are just really excited, said Patrick McDaniel, executive director of the Panhandle Area Educational Consortium (PAEC). The Race to the Top federal funds will be distributed by PAEC, which represents small, rural school districts. The grant will be for three years starting in the 2011-2012 fiscal year and will be used to identify and train students in science, technology, engineering and math curriculum (STEM). The school districts in the Florida Panhandle and Big Bend that will benet from the funds are in Calhoun, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Jefferson, Liberty, Madison, Taylor, Walton, Wakulla and Washington counties. We will use this money in the district to identify students for STEM opportunities, McDaniel said. This grant means that students in small rural districts will have access to some new courses. The announcement of the grant was made by Mary Jane Tappen, the deputy chancellor for curriculum, instruction and student services for the Florida Department of Education. We need to nd a way to grow our gifted and talented students in this area, Tappen said. Im thrilled that PAEC was awarded this grant, and I look forward to working together for the next three years. We still have a lot of work to do. By Janice Evans Although everyone is not given the opportunity to have formal music lessons, they in some way are touched daily by music. Music comes to us in many forms: instruments, the voice, rhythm of the rain, a bouncing ball and clapping hands. Each sound presents its own rhythm. Children learn new information by adapting it to a familiar song. Toddlers learn to sing Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star and later learn the alphabet by singing the same tune. Formal music lesson, whether individually or in the classroom, teach many other concepts. Music includes math skills, hand-eye coordination, language skills, reasoning and reading skills, and develops memory. Learning to play an instrument helps a person to think creatively and solve problems. Music teaches discipline and requires focus. Hard work and perseverance are rewarded by an excellent performance. The excellent performance, in turn, brings about condence and builds self-esteem. Performances also help the student to conquer fear and take risks. When in a classroom, music students develop teamwork. They must use listening skills, cooperate and communicate with one another. Playing together increases self-control for the reason that everyone must play the same rhythm in order to bring synchronization and a pleasing sound to the listening ear. Music education is now being taught at Faith Christian School. Students in grades one through eight are learning life skills through music that are benecial regardless of the career path each student chooses. The FCS staff believes that music theory is priceless. Call 229-6707 for more information about enrolling your little musician at Faith Christian School today! $3.6 million in grants given to rural counties Education BRIEFS The Lions Tale The value of music education Photos S P E C IAL TO TH E STAR
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 First Baptist Church VBS 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 FAITH Thursday, July 21, 2011 Page B4 This business invites you to visit the church of your choice this week. www.starfl.com The Christian CONSCIENCE Jesus our mediator For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus (1st Timothy 2:5). For if that rst covenant (the old covenant) had been faultless, then no place would have been sought for a second. Because nding fault with them, He says: Behold, the days are coming, says the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day when I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt; because they did not continue in My covenant, and I disregarded them, says the Lord. For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord: I will put My laws in their mind and write them on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people. None of them shall teach his neighbor, and none his brother, saying, Know the Lord, for all shall know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them. For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more. In that He says, A new covenant, He has made the rst obsolete. Now what is becoming obsolete and growing old is ready to vanish away. (Hebrews 8:813 including a quote from Jeremiah 31:31-34) He (Jesus) is also Mediator of a better covenant, which was established on better promises. (verse 7) Because Jesus, and only Jesus, had a human nature and a God nature, He was the only one who could serve as a mediator between God and men. Jesus told Nicodemus that unless one is born again he cannot see the Kingdom of God. (John 3:3) and in verse 7, You must be born again. The Apostle John had earlier called this being born of God, in John 1:12-13: But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name: who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the esh, nor of the will of man, but of God. Notice what it does not say. It does not say accept or receive Jesus as Savior. It does not say invite Jesus into your heart. It does not say accept Jesus as anything. It says a person must be born of God (born again or born from above). Those saying other things are inviting serious judgment. Only Jesus can make you born of God, and make you a child of God. He is waiting for you to ask Him right now! 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 summer, 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 U.S. Highway 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 Center Box 13337 Mexico Beach, 32410 email@example.com On Facebook, look for Tim Morrill/ www. mexicobeachcwc.com Have you ever been down and out? Did you ever feel so bad that you wanted to shout? Did you ever feel like no one cared for you? Ive been there and done that, let me tell you what to do. I take it to the Lord in prayer, because I know He is always there. I might not get the answer I want to hear. But this I know, He is always there. So if sometime you feel alone, and you think there is not one to care. Get on bended knee and take it to the Lord in prayer. He can calm you down, He can cheer you up. And many times; Hell overflow your cup. In any case its the thing to do. Thats the reason, He made me and you. Billy Johnson Take it to the Lord in Prayer Faith BRIEFS Terry Vik as the Apostle Paul First Pentecostal Church of Wewahitchka and Fitly Spoken Ministry present Terry Vik as the Apostle Paul at 7 p.m. CT on Saturday, July 30, and at 10 a.m. Sunday, July 31. The church, under the leadership of Pastor V. Joey Ethridge, is located at 619 S. State 71 in Wewahitchka.New Horizon AA The New Horizon AA Groups new schedule is Sunday mornings at 11 a.m. EST or 10 a.m. CST; call 850-639-3600.Outreach ministry Meet us at the park for food, fun, music and ministry. Pastor Johnny Jenkins, Jr. and New Life Christian Center will hold an outreach ministry from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET on July 30 in Frank Pate Park in Port St. Joe. For more information visit www.NewLifePSJ. com. 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Local | Classieds The Star| B5 Thursday, July 21, 2011 Jane Ann Webber VanHeiden, 69, of Wewahitchka, Fla., passed away on Friday, July 8, 2011 at her home. Jane was born at 12:30 a.m., Friday, Jan. 5, 1942 to Leo Webber and Gwendolyn Smith Webber in Waterloo, Iowa. Jane attended school in Waterloo, Iowa, and was part of the first class to graduate from Columbus High school in 1960. She went on to study at the Convent to become a Registered Dietitian. On April 7, 1972, she married Dale VanHeiden. From 1972 to 1995 they operated a Dairy Farm in Iowa. In 1995, the family moved to Florida and Jane continued her work as a WIC Coordinator, which she had done for 20-plus years, retiring from Port St. Joe. Jane was very active in the Gulf County 4-H program. She enjoyed the time she spent with her family and was very involved in the lives of her grandchildren, whom she adored. Jane is preceded in death by her husband, Dale VanHeiden, her father, Leo Thomas Webber, mother, Gwendolyn Irene Smith Webber and step-son, Charles VanHeiden, and one sonin-law, Jimmy Redd. She is survived by two stepchildren, Vicky and Dale Jr.; four children Thomas VanHeiden, Dawn Roney, Darlene and husband, Joe Walker, Nancy and husband, Ted Spencer; eight grandchildren Ace, Tia, Amos, Andrea, Aidan, Dylon, Jesse and Abigale. She also leaves to cherish her memory her step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A celebration of life was held on Saturday, July 16, at 11 a.m. CT at Brocks Home Town Fu neral Home. Brocks Home Town Funeral Home 5907 Highway 22 Callaway, FL. 32404 (850) 874-0818 Jane Ann Webber VanHeiden JANE V ANHEIDEN 1942 2011 Dennis H. Estep, 65, of Cornelia, Ga., formerly of Wewahitchka, Fla., passed away on Monday, July 11, 2011. Mr. Estep was born in Elizabethton, Tenn., on Dec. 16, 1945, to the late Roy Donald and Jewel Dean Fair Estep. He was a member of Howard Creek Baptist, in Wewahitchka, Fla. Mr. Estep was a United States Veteran having served in the Vietnam Conict. He was an avid hunter and sherman and enjoyed playing BINGO. Survivors include his loving wife of 28 years, Kathy A. Estep, Cornelia, Ga.; son and daughterin-law, Chad and April Estep, Pa.; one grandson, Cameron Estep; aunts and spouse, Anne and Billy Ingram and Shirley and Mike Hale, both of Elizabethton, Tenn., and Dorothy and Gerald Dykes, Goose Creek; uncle and spouse, Edwin Bo Bo and Edna Fair, Elizabethton, Tenn.; and many cousins and other relatives. Memorial services were held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 19, at the Whiteld Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin with Rev. Jesse Colbert and Rev. Trent Smith ofciating. The family received friends immediately following the service. In lieu of owers, the family respectfully requests that all donations be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 840692, Dallas, TX 75284-0692. Thos wishing to express condolences to the family may do so by visiting www. whiteldfuneralhomes.com. Arrangements are in the care of the Whiteld Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, GA 706778-7123.Dennis H. Estep Cubie Revonie Laird of Wewahitchka, Fla., passed away Friday, July 15, 2011. He was a native of Walton County, Fla., (Gaskin Com munity) and was born there on April 15, 1920. He attended public schools in Walton and Bay counties and graduated from Walton High School in DeFuniak Springs, Fla., in 1938. Cubie married Lillian Elizabeth Parish of Gaskin on Oct. 5, 1941. He graduated from the University of Florida in May of 1942 with a Bach elor of Science degree in Agriculture and earned a Master of Education degree from this same institution in 1966. He was a mem ber of Epsilon Sigma Phi Extension Service Profes sional Fraternity and he received the Distinguished Service Award from the National Association of County Agents in 1966. He served in WWII as a Second Lieutenant, Field Artillery with the 79th Infantry Divi sion. His son Rodney was born on July 1, 1943. He came to Gulf County (at Wewahitchka), Fla., in 1945. He was employed as Gulf County Florida Agri cultural Extension Agent for 34 years, as Associate Professor of Agriculture with the University of Florida, and was a Civil Ser vice employee with the U. S. Department of Agriculture. He was an out-of-school teacher in the various elds of agriculture. The Univer sity of Florida published his bulletin on pine fertilization. He led in establishing a Tupelo Honey Certication Program for Gulf County. He led 4-H Club work with Gulf County youth. He dem onstrated a timber-grazinggame combination program for forest land. Cubie was Chemicals Manager with the 30,000 acre M. K. Ranches in Gulf County; he also did land mapping, soils work, bookkeeping, etc. at the ranch. He worked 7 years as a teacher in Gulf County Adult School. Cubie was a Baptist Church Deacon, a Master Mason, a member of the York Rite of Free masonry and a Shriner. He helped establish Tupelo Lodge No. 289, F&A.M. in Wewahitchka and served two years as Worshipful Master of the lodge. He loved the Lord, his family and friends. Survivors include his granddaughter, Candi Laird; his grandson, Charles Laird and wife, Brenda, all of Wewahitchka; seven great-grandchil dren; seven great-greatgrandchildren; his brother, Ronald Laird of DeFuniak Springs; two brothers-inlaw; and a sister-in-law. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. CT Monday, July 18 at the Westside Baptist Church in Wewahi tchka conducted by the Rev. Derrick Gerber. Interment followed in Jehu Cemetery. The family received friends at the church prior to the service. Those who wish may make donations to the Westside Baptist Church, Post Ofce Box 1145, We wahitchka, FL 32465 in his memory. All services are under the direction of the Com forter Funeral Home, We wahitchka Branch Chapel. Cubie Revonie Laird Obituaries CLASSIFIEDS Thursday, July 21, 2011 The Star | B5 Airlines are hiring Train for a high paying Aviation Career. FAA approved program. Financial Aid if qualified. Job Placement Assistance. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 877-206-9405 Attend College Online from Home. *Medical *Business *Paralegal *Criminal Justice. Job Placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. SCHEV certified. Call 866-467-0054. www.Centura.us.com Old Maid Now has opening for vacation rentals, residential also pressure washing call 850-229-1654 These tiny ads sell, hire, rent and inform for thousands of families each week.Let a little Classified ad do a big job for you. EmeraldCoast Marketplace 747-5020 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 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 3056S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION: CASE NO.: 23-2010-CA-000061 SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC., Plaintiff, vs. JONATHAN S. DOUGLAS: UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JONATHAN S. DOUGLAS: UNKNOWN TENANT (S): IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 21st day of June, 2011, and entered in Case No. 23-2010-CA-000061, of the Circuit Court of the 14TH Judicial Circuit in and Gulf County, Florida, wherein SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC. is the Plaintiff and JONATHAN S. DOUGLAS, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JONATHAN S. DOUGLAS and UNKNOWN TENANT (S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the, FRONT LOBBY OF THE GULF COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 1000 5TH STREET, PORT ST. JOE, FL 32456, 11:00 AM on the 11th day of August, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: EXHIBIT A Lot Eleven (11), Block Eighty-Three (83), Unit Number One (1), of the St. Josephs Addition to the City of Port St. Joe, Florida according to the official map on file in the office of the Clerk of Circuit Court, Gulf County, Florida in Plat Book 1, Page 28, less and excepted the Easterly Twelve and One-Half (12 1/2;) feet of Lot Eleven (11) In Block Eighty-Three (83) more particularly described as follows: Begin at Northwesterly corner of lot 10, Block 83 and run South 70 degrees 46 minutes West along the North boundary line of Lot 11 and the South boundary line of Lot 9, 12 feet to a point; thence South 19 degrees 14 minutes East parallel with the Westerly boundary line of said Lot 10 165 feet to a point on the South boundary line of Lot 11 and North boundary line of Sixteenth Street, thence North 70 deClassieds
B6| The Star Thursday, July 21, 2011 CLASSIFIEDS ToPlace Your Classified ad inCall Our New Numbers Now!Call:850-747-5020 Toll Free:800-345-8688 Fax:850-747-5044 Email:email@example.com Email:firstname.lastname@example.org theAPALACHICOLA & CARRABELLETIMES CALLOURNEWNUMBERSNOW grees 46 Minutes East 12 feet to the Southwesterly corner of said Lot 10; thence North 13 degrees is minutes West along the Westerly boundary line of said Lot 10, 165 feet to the Point of Beginning ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Dated this 23rd day of June, 2011 REBECCA NORRIS Clerk Of The Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk Submitted by: Law Offices of Marshall C Watson. P.A. 1800 NW 49th Street. Suite 120 Fort Lauderdale Florida 33309 Telephone: (954)453-0365 Facsimile: (954) 771-6052 Toll Free: 1-800-441-2438 July 21, 28, 2011 3058S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 09.-307 CA SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC., Plaintiff, vs. CLINTON COTHRAN; COTHRAN PROPERTIES, LLC; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2 Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated June 17, 2011. setting the sale date as noticed herein, entered in Case No. 09-307 the Captioned Matter of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida, wherein SUNTRUST, is the Plaintiff and CLINTON COTRHAN. COTHRAN PROPERTIES, LLC., UNKNOWN TENANTS; are the Defendants, that I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at 11:00 a.m. ET., Port St. Joe, Gulf County FL. or as soon as the sale may be had, in accordance with Section 45.031 of the Florida Statutes, on August 11, 2011 the following described property: EXHIBIT A A portion of Lot 15 lying South of County Road No. 30-B, Camp Palms Subdivision, according to the Plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 53-A, Public Records of Gulf County, Florida and being more particularly described as follows: Commence at the point of Intersection of the Southerly right of way line of County Road No. 30-B with the Westerly line of said Lot 15, thence along said Southerly right of way line, South 75 degrees 56 minutes 56 seconds East, 50.57 feet to the Point of Beginning; thence continue along said Southerly right of way line, South 75 degrees 56 minutes 56 seconds East, 50.57 feet to a point on the East line of said Lot 15; thence South 05 degrees 25 minutes 04 seconds West, 384.43 feet, more or less to a point on the mean high water line of the Gulf of Mexico; thence along said mean high water line, North 72 degrees 30 minutes 40 seconds West, 51.14 feet, more or less to a point on a line that bears South 05 degrees 25 minutes 04 seconds West of the Point of Beginning: thence North 05 degrees 25 minutes 04 seconds East, 381.32 feet, more or less to the Point of Beginning. a/k/a 927 INDIAN PASS ROAD, PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 32456 ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE FUNDS REMAINING AFTER THE SALE, IF ANY, MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH THE CLERK NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS AFTER THIS SALE. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY REMAINING FUNDS. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on June 23rd, 2011 REBECCA L. NORRIS As Clerk of the Court By: BA Baxter As Deputy Clerk Frank P. Cuneo, Esq. Andy R. Hernandez, Esq. Liebler, Gonzalez & Portuondo, P.A. Courthouse Tower 25 Floor 44 West Flagler Street Miami. FL 33130 July 21, 28, 2011 3067S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION IN RE: WILLIAM ROBERT DELOZIER, Deceased. CASE NO.: 11-49-PR NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of WILLIAM ROBERT DELOZIER, deceased, File No. 10-49-PR, is pending in the Circuit Court for Gulf County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida. 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 has been served must file their claims within this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE TIME OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. The date of the first publication of this notice is July 21, 2011. Barbara Schadt Delozier 484 Sealy Drive White City, FL 32465 Law Offices J. Patrick Floyd, Chtd. 408 Long Avenue Port St. Joe, FL 32456 July 21, 28, 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 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 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 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 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,
CLASSIFIEDSThursday, July 21, 2011 The Star | B7 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 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 Your land or family land is all you need to buy a new home. Call 850-682-3344 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 2 br, house for rent; close to St. Joe Bay; 457 Madison St. Oak Grove; 850-227-7822 3 br, 1 ba, den, stove, fridge, W/D, White City. Call (850) 229-6114 or 227-4315 3/4 br, 1 ba, den, office sunny, bright, and super clean! Bayview, very convenient, available now! Only $850 monthly + deposit terms negotiable w/ long term lease, call or text 850-258-6874 or 206-799-9167 Bayview Home @ Indian Pass. 4 br, 3 ba, 2 acres, large storage and Boat shed. $1200 mo + $1200 dep. $200 pet fee. In the St. Joe school district. Call 850-229-1065 or 850-227-5025 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 Wewa, RVs for rent Weekly or monthly. Includes w/s/e. Call 850-639-5721 INDIAN PASS AREA3/2 WITH PORCH OVER LOOKING LAGOON $900.00 MO 1 YEAR LEASE850-866-1269 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 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; $399,000 317 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 LEASED ;14ftroll-updoor UNDER CONTRACT Avenue fce/retail 108 S. E. AVE. 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 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. 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 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 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 341668315 Text FL68315 to 56654 In the management area: Well established international heavy equipment company in West Texas has immediate openings. We offer competitive wages and benefit package, paid vacation and 401K. Looking for an experienced HR Manager. For information send resume to email@example.com or call Fred Leach at 432-550-9181. Im sorry. To state the obvious, it hasnt been pretty the last few years, especially for the job market. Im aware of the anger, and I dont blame you. This whole thing got away from me. But I think its time we made a fresh start. Heres what I propose: 1. If you have a job and youre happy with it, good for you. Keep it up. 2. If youre not happy in your job, its time to rethink things. Im not telling you to quit on the spot. But maybe theres a better job out there for you. 3. If youve taken a job that under normal circumstances you wouldnt have, my hats off to you. You did what you had to do. But now maybe its time to go back to doing what you do best. 4. If you dont have a job, again, Im sorry. I know looking for a job can be, to put it nicely, challenging. But know this: its not you, its me. And if the recovery is here, I think you can lead the way. So to everyone whos been affected the last few years, which is pretty much everyone, I accept complete responsibility. But now the ball is in your court. You have permission to move on with your life. Sincerely, The Economy has made it tough on everyone the last few years. But its time to move forward. Visit emeraldcoastjobseast.com/monster to nd the right job for you. Lets do this. HospitalityHousekeepingPart Time weekend help needed for all positions, apply in person, 4693 Cape San Blas Rd or 1200 Hwy 98 Mexico Beach JanitorialFT Custodial PositionThe Gulf County Health Dept has one opening for an OPS (no benefits assigned) Custodial Worker. Hourly Rate: $9.00 per hour, 40 hours per week. Fingerprinting, Emergency Duties Required. For more info, contact Lesia Hathaway at (850) 227-1276, ext. 149. Electronic applications only for this position; refer to Requisition Number 64923159. Closing date 07/27/11. An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Apply at: peoplefirst.myflorida.c om for assistance, contact: People First at 877-562-7287 Medical/HealthHealth Support TechThe Gulf County Health Department has one opening for an OPS (no benefits assigned) Health Support Tech based at North Florida Head Start in Wewahitchka, FL. Annual Salary Range: $18,259.02 $20,800.00. Fingerprinting and O/T due to Emergency Duties required. For information pertaining to this position, contact Lesia Hathaway at (850) 227-1276, ext. 149. Refer to Requisition Number 64923143; closing date 07/27/11. An Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action Employer. peoplefirst.myflorida.c om for assistance, contact: People First at 877-562-7287 Medical/HealthOPS Fiscal Assistant IThe Gulf County Health Department has one opening for full-time OPS (no benefits assigned) Fiscal Assistant I based in the Port St. Joe facility. Fingerprinting and O/T Due To Emergency Duties Required. Salary Range: $16,751.28 $20,800.00; closing date 07/31/11. For information, contact Lesia Hathaway at (850) 227-1276, ext. 149. This Agency is accepting electronic applications only for this position. Refer to Requisition Number 64923147. An Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. Apply at: peoplefirst.myflorida.c om for assistance, contact: People First at 877-562-7287 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 227 Kim Cove Rd, Friday and Saturday 7am-5pm; Garage Sale Food Svs/Hospitality The Port Inn is now accepting applications for a 7am-3pmFront Desk Sales AgentWeekends and holidays are required. This is a Full Time position. The ideal candidate will have previous computer and guest service skills, but were willing to train the right person. Health insurance is available after 90 days to all full time employees. If you are great with guests, an exceptional problem solver and a desire to be the best-we want you. Come join our Family! EOE/DFWP. Apply in person at The Port Inn 501 Monument Ave PSJ HospitalityRESORT VACATION PROPERTIESAccepting applications for FT Positions, great benefits, weekend work required. Maintenance TechnicianGeneral maint. experience required. Housekeeping Desk Clerk-Fast pace, office experience required. Requires good customer service skills. Apply in person 9-5 weekdays at 123 W Gulf Beach Dr, St. George Island 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 3290S PUBLIC NOTICE GULF COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL PROPOSAL NO. 1011-26 Sealed proposals may be mailed or hand delivered to the Clerks Office located at 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd. Room 148, Port St. Joe, FL 32456. All proposals, with original signature and twelve (12) additional copies, must be received at the Office of the Clerk by Monday, August 1, 2011 at 4:00 p.m. ET. Proposals received after the closing time will be returned unopened. Proposals will be opened on Monday, August 1, 2011 at 4:30 p.m. in the Office of the Clerk at the above address. GROUP VOLUNTARY VISION PROGRAM All interested insurance companies, or trusts, are invited to respond with proposals. Each proposal document must be clearly marked Proposal for Group Vision Benefits Any questions concerning the proposal should be addressed and submitted to the Countys Agent-of-Record and Employee Benefits Consultant, Todd Torgersen, Combined Insurance Services, at 850-433-9996. Inquiries may also be submitted via FAX (850432-5726), or E-mail (todd@ciscompanies. com). Combined Insurance Services mailing address is: 2704 North 12th Avenue, Pensacola, FL 32503. Proposals are not to be mailed to Combined Insurance Services. It is requested, however, that electronic copies be sent to his e-mail address (todd@cis companies.com) on Tuesday, August 2, 2011. Gulf County reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals, to award proposals by product, to waive any proposal informalities and to re-advertise for proposals when deemed in the best interest of the Gulf County Board of County Commissioners. /s/Warren Yeager, Chairman Attest: /s/ Rebecca L. Norris, Clerk July 21, 28, 2011 3254S PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Commission of the City of Port St. Joe, Florida, at its meeting on the 2nd day of August, 2011, at 6:00 P.M., EDT, in the regular Commission meeting room at the Municipal Building, Port St. Joe, Florida, will have the 2nd reading and consider for final adoption Ordinances with the following titles: ORDINANCE NO. 467 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE AMENDING ORDINANCE 448 OF THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA; PROVIDING ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR FREE STANDING COMMERCIAL SIGNS; PROVIDING FOR REMOVAL OF NON-CONFORM ING SIGNS; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL OF ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Copies of the Ordinance are available for public inspection at City of Port St. Joe City Hall, located at 305 Cecil G. Costin Sr., Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida. Interested persons may attend and be heard at the public hearing or provide comments in writing to the City Commissioners, City of Port St. Joe City Hall, 305 Cecil G. Costin Sr., Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida. Transactions of the public hearing will not be recorded. Persons wishing to appeal any decision made during the hearing will need a record of the proceeding and should ensure a verbatim record is made, including the testimony on which the appeal is based. Any person who wishes to attend and requires assistance may call the City Clerks Office at 850 229-8261, ext. 114. CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA BY: Mel C. Magidson Mayor-Commissioner Attest: James Anderson City Clerk-Auditor July 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. Any copy change, during an ordered schedule constitutes a new ad and new charges. We do not guarantee position of ANY ad under any classification. 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 Spot Advertising works!
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WEEKLY ALMANAC St.Joseph Bay Apalachicola Bay, West Pass TIDE TABLES MONTHLY AVERAGES To nd the tides of the following areas, subtract the indicated times from these given for APALACHICOLA: HIGH LOW Cat Point Minus 0:40 Minus 1:17 East Pass Minus 0:27 Minus 0:27 To nd the tides of the following areas, subtract the indicated times from those given for CARRABELLE: HIGH LOW Bald Point Minus 9:16 Minus 0:03 Sponsor the WEEKLY ALMANAC Call Today! 227-7847 Date High Low % Precip Thu, July 21 92 77 30 % Fri, July 22 88 76 30 % Sat, July 23 88 76 30 % Sun, July 24 89 77 30 % Mon, July 25 90 78 30 % Tues, July 26 90 78 40 % Wed, July 27 89 77 40 % 7/21 Thu 04:10AM 1.1 H 05:29PM 0.6 L 7/22 Fri 04:10AM 1.2 H 03:01PM 0.4 L 7/23 Sat 04:32AM 1.4 H 03:25PM 0.2 L 7/24 Sun 05:09AM 1.6 H 04:09PM 0.1 L 7/25 Mon 05:56AM 1.7 H 04:57PM 0.0 L 7/26 Tue 06:49AM 1.8 H 05:44PM -0.2 L 7/27 Wed 07:42AM 2.0 H 06:26PM -0.3 L 7/21 Thu 01:19AM 0.6 L 07:48AM 1.4 H 02:59PM 0.6 L 08:40PM 1.0 H 7/22 Fri 01:39AM 0.8 L 08:14AM 1.5 H 04:08PM 0.5 L 10:16PM 1.0 H 7/23 Sat 02:00AM 1.0 L 08:45AM 1.5 H 05:23PM 0.4 L 7/24 Sun 09:22AM 1.6 H 06:33PM 0.2 L 7/25 Mon 10:06AM 1.6 H 07:33PM 0.1 L 7/26 Tue 10:59AM 1.6 H 08:25PM 0.0 L 7/27 Wed 04:36AM 1.3 H 06:56AM 1.4 L 11:59AM 1.6 H 09:10PM -0.1 L KING from page B1 a lay or ordained leader. In his family and personal life, his faith was re ected in his patience, peacefulness and unshakable grace. Edward was an important part of the Jessie Ball duPont Fund, said fund president Sherry Magill. He played a key role in the work of the fund, but he also was an important member of the fund family. He was the calm in the storm, the one who was never rushed or anxious, the peacemaker, the one who shared your burdens. We worked closely together for more than 16 years and enjoyed a deep personal and professional friendship. Theres simply no one like him. I will miss him terribly. King joined the staff of the Jessie Ball duPont Fund in 1995, shortly af ter earning a Masters of Divinity de gree from Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta. Dur ing most of his tenure, he served as senior program ofcer for the funds religion portfolio, which includes 75 churches, a synagogue and 15 other religious organizations. Though he worked with organi zations across the country, he had a special interest in the communities of Port St. Joe and the Northern Neck of Virginia, both rural communities where the Jessie Ball duPont Fund maintains relationships with numer ous churches. He took particular pleasure in the funds work with vul nerable people in these areas, cham pioning after school programs, devel opment of workforce housing and job creation initiatives. Edward really was a voice for those who needed a voice, said Kitty Phillips, longtime trustee of the fund. He came to know the people in these communities, and he cared deeply about their welfare. A native of Miami, King received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Miami School of Busi ness in 1989 and promptly joined the staff of the Dade Community Founda tion (now The Miami Foundation) as a program ofcer working on afford able housing and economic devel opment in economically depressed neighborhoods. Throughout his adult life, he served as a church leader, teaching Sunday school, serving as a deacon and youth director, chairing a building fund or training young adults. In 1992, he en rolled in the Candler School of Theol ogy and, while there, served as assis tant director of the Pew Research and Education Program at Emory. After receiving his degree, he was ordained by the Florida Baptist Convention. In addition to his work with the Jessie Ball duPont Fund, he served as assistant minister at Greater Macedonia Baptist Church. He was frequently called upon to lead services at other churches in North Florida, including St. Marys Epis copal Church in downtown Jackson ville. Edward King for many years was not only St. Marys primary link to the Jessie Ball duPont Fund as an eligible grantee organization, but he was my dear, dear friend and brother in Christ, said Sue Carmichael, lay vicar at St. Marys. Our transpar ent conversations over lunch ran the gamut from politics to preaching and prayer, and they always took us to a deep place in the heart of God. His death leaves a huge hole in my heart, and my only consolation is that I will see him again. In addition to his work with the Jessie Ball duPont Fund, King was active in the community and in the eld of philanthropy. He was a gradu ate of Leadership Jacksonville and served on the program committees of LISC Jacksonville and the South eastern Council of Foundations, was a member of the board of the Coun cil on Foundations Black Church and Philanthropy Project and was active in the Association of Black Founda tion Executives and the Neighbor hood Funders Group. The Rev. King was preceded in death by his daughter, Michelle King. He is survived by his wife, Cerrito, and four children: Vanessa King, Ed ward King III, Michael King and Jus tin King. Arrangements are pending. The Jessie Ball duPont Fund makes grants to more than 330 eli gible organizations identied by Mrs. duPont in her will. The fund has as sets of more than $281 million and has awarded more than $303 million in grants since 1977. Goodies from the garden By Tim Croft Star News Editor Highland View resident Bill Lynch is pretty tight-lipped about his green thumb. Hell discuss the basics of planting and fertilizing and com plain a bit about the dry weather that has constrained the growth of his crops, but try to get to the secrets of, say, growing a ruta baga t for a weight room, and youll discover that is something hed rather give up under tor ture. I have some good ground back there, Lynch said with a mischievous smile and twinkle in his eye. Lynch, who will turn 86 in a few months, was sporting a pair of dumbbells dressed up as ruta bagas last week as he swung by the newspaper ofce for some photos. Though the dryness of re cent weeks was evident in the yellowed and weathered stems that sprout above the earth, the rutabagas, root vegetables, were beautiful and, well, bulging. These are the biggest Ive ever seen, and they are not that big, Lynch said of the robust rutabagas that both tipped the scales at nearly 12 pounds. They would make great work out accessories for the tnessminded or excellent eating, as Lynch pointed out, though he added, while pulling out his pocketknife to provide a demon stration, they are not the easiest vegetable to peel for cooking. You can see the tops are dry, it has been so dry, but the ruta baga is good, very good, Lynch said. They make good eating. As for inquiring minds who wish to know the secrets to how good Lynchs garden grows, that will stay with him, thank you very much. I just put them in the ground, fertilize them with 10-10 (fertil izer) and they just grow, Lynch said as if explaining how one and one equals two. I really dont do much beyond that. Good ground, I suppose. The rest of it hell leave for him to know and others to guess. TIM CROF T | The Star Despite dry conditions, Highland Views Bill Lynch recently pulled a pair of 12-pound rutabagas from the ground of his garden. The harvest included several buckets of yellow squash as well as the huge rutabagas. Sparks has written a song specically based on The Big Goodbye. The ofcial launch party, which will be cast in a 1940s theme, will be Sept. 2 at the Panama City downtown Art Co-Op. Further, Gulf Coast State College will hold a dramatic reading from the book this fall followed by a play produced in February. Lister still has more words pouring from his computer. The latest in his John Jordan mystery series, about a prison chaplain which Lister once was who solves mysteries, Blood Sacrice is in the nal editing stages with a proposed release of next fall. Im real excited about this because for the rst time John Jordan is completely out of the prison environment for the whole book, Lister said of the sixth installment of the series, which nds Jordan questioning much in his life, seeking out a retreat in the Mexico Beach/Port St. Joe area for rejuvenation only to be enmeshed in a murder mystery. Lastly, Lister will publish his rst nonction work next month. Titled Finding the Way Again: Rediscovering Radical Love and Freedom in the Lost Teachings of Jesus, Lister said the book examines the message and teachings of Jesus apart from the Christianity movement. This is something I have studied. I feel it is accessible and easy to understand, he said. I really think it will resonate for people hungry for spirituality and reason but cant nd that in organized religion. Im really proud of the book and hope it will help people who dont care about dogma, who want to follow the life of Jesus and his teachings about love, compassion and justice. If all this wasnt enough to stay busy, Lister will be a featured speaker at the third annual Rosemary Beach Fall Writers Conference and will hold his 12th annual Gulf Coast Writers Conference the third week of September at Gulf Coast State College. LISTER from page B1