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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Publication Date: 09-01-2011
Frequency: weekly
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
Funding: Funded in part by the University of Florida, the Library Services and Technology Assistance granting program of Florida, the State Library and Archives of Florida, and other institutions and individuals.
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50 For breaking news, visit www.starfl.com Thursday, SEPTEMBER 1 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 Outdoors ..................................... A6 Sports ........................................... A7 Society .........................................B2 School News ................................B3 Faith .............................................B4 Obituaries ....................................B4 Classieds ....................................B6-B7 TABLE OF CONTENTS YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER SINCE 1937 THE S TAR Y E A R 73, NUMBER 46 By Valerie Garman Star Staff Writer July 2011 brought the Gulf County Tourist Devel opment Council the highest revenue collection it has ever seen. We know weve had more visitors spending more money in one month of time than weve ever had before, said Tim Kerigan, executive director of the TDC. The bed tax collections totaled $196,806 in July, an 11 percent increase from the previous record of $177,315 from July of last year. The numbers also great ly surpassed last months total of $152,823. It was the greatest month weve ever seen by 11 percent, Kerigan said. Not just by a little bit, but by 11 percent. The gross sales report for July totaled more than $5.15 million. The number represents the total dol lar amount collected from short term accommoda tions in July. Thats obviously a sig nicant amount of money, Kerigan said. The year to date reve nue total is nearly $700,000, and with two months left in the scal calendar and big events like the PoJo Live Music Festival coming up in September, the TDC is look ing at big number totals for 2011. After revenues dipped last year because of the BP oil spill, Kerigan feels there has been a renewed con dence in Gulf County this summer. We knew we were lack ing about 40 percent of our normal visitors (last year), Kerigan said. We wanted to make sure we brought those visitors back. With substantial funds from BP, the TDC has fo cused on creating new events, enhancing old events and has focused more on ad vertising and developing a brand, Visit Gulf County. Many of the things were doing right now we never would have had the oppor tunity to do, Kerigan said. The last round of BP funds totaled $1.16 million, and the TDC is currently in its third round. The extra money helped the TDC expand its adver tising to include more bill boards, television and radio ads and social media ads than ever before. Television has been big for us this summer, said Kerigan, who hopes to expand the range of Gulf County visitors from what he calls the cone on the map. Kerigan said Gulf Countys regular summer visitors can be mapped by forming a cone with your hands and placing it just north of Gulf County, with the tip landing on Atlanta. Fall and winter visitors can be found by simply invert ing the cone up into the Midwest. Thanks to some savvy advertising, Kerigan hopes the cone size is only getting larger. County TDC reports biggest revenue ever The July 2011 numbers surpassed Gulf Countys previous record by 11 percent By Valerie Garman Star Staff Writer A city can never have too much park ing. A representative from the U.S. Depart ment of Agriculture presented a $128,744 grant check to city ofcials Monday at the future site of a new public parking lot. The Rural Business Enterprise Grant from the USDA will be used to pave a 26space parking lot and a 45-foot iconic ob servation tower on the vacant lot at the southeast corner of Fourth Street and U.S. 98 in Port St. Joe. In order to qualify for the grant, cities and towns must be located in rural areas with a population of less than 50,000, and not adjacent to urbanized areas. Port St. Joe t the grant qualications that focus on assisting small and emerging business es and rejuvenating local economies. The lot will integrate with recent side walk improvements and help connect U.S. 98 to the downtown area. Grants from the Florida Coastal Management Program and contributions from the Port St. Joe Redevelopment Agency (PSJRA) will also help fund the project. This is another great day for the city of Port St. Joe, brought to us by the USDA, said Mayor Mel Magidson. Were very ap preciative of them assisting Port St. Joe. The Port St. Joe Redevelopment PSJ accepts Rural Business Enterprise Grant from USDA By Valerie Garman Star Staff Writer Gene Cox grew up playing in the seagrasses of St. Joseph Bay. I was raised in Highland View, and I used to play in the seagrass when I was a kid, Cox said. I would just cross the street and I was in the water. Now Cox is eager to help protect a part of his childhood. Not to mention, it will give him an excuse to use his little boat. Seagrass monitoring and water quality monitoring may sound like scientists jobs, but you dont need to be a biologist to help track the long-term changes in the bays thriving marine communities. One of only 41 aquatic preserves in Florida, St. Joseph Bay is a key ingredient that drives the local economy, supporting a variety of marine life. The Friends of St. Joseph Bay conducted a workshop Aug. 24 to discuss a volunteer effort to continue monitoring seagrass and water quality in the bays fragile ecosystem, a task previously conducted by the Central Panhandle Aquatic Preserve Ofce. In July 2011, four aquatic preserve ofces in Florida were closed due to legislative budget cuts, including the Central Panhandle Aquatic Preserve Ofce, responsible for the management of St. Joseph Bay. With the ofce closed, the community must rely on volunteer efforts to keep these programs going. Cox and 13 other area residents attended the Volunteers aim to monitor changes in St. Joseph Bay Eyes on the bay P HOTO S B Y V A LERIE G A RM AN | The Star Volunteer coordinator Kim Wren leads a workshop Aug. 24 to demonstrate the logistics of water quality monitoring and seagrass monitoring in St. Joseph Bay. TOP the beautiful sunsets over St. Joseph Bay are one of the many reasons visitors come to Port St. Joe. The Bay is one of the citys most valuable natural resources. See BAY A5 V A LERIE G A RM AN | The Star Joe Fritz, area director for USDA Rural Development, endorses a check using Mayor Mel Magidsons back Aug. 29. See GRANT A2 Kingsh Tournament A6 By Valerie Garman Star Staff Writer Members of the Port St. Joe Planning and Develop ment Review Board (PDRB) passed a motion to approve an application submitted by energy company Rentech to construct a $225 million renewable energy center during a special meeting Tuesday at the Centennial Building in Port St. Joe. About 40 area residents attended the meeting, which was held solely to en sure the development order application was completed correctly and to invite pub lic comment about the proj ect. The application will be submitted to the Port St. Joe City Commission with a recommendation from the PDRB that the city approve the project. The proposed Northwest Florida Renewable Energy Center will burn woody bio mass leftover from logging operations to turn genera tors and create electricity. The plant will input an esti mated 930 tons of wood and wood residues per day. Local utilities provid er Progress Energy has agreed to purchase energy from the plant. The plant will create 200 jobs during its 18-month construction phase, 25 per manent jobs once opened and about 70 indirect jobs PDRB approves application for renewable energy center See ENERGY A3 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.

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Local A2 | The Star Thursday, September 1, 2011 The design for the planned observation tower aims to promote visibility of St. Joseph Bay and the downtown area. COURTESY OF GAIL A LSOBROOK By Valerie Garman Star Staff Writer The organizations name speaks for itself. People Helping People is just that. A very wise man told me when I rst started working with this organization that if I cant give a bag of food, and if I cant help with the utilities, I can always leave them with hope, said Erika White, executive director of People Helping People of Gulf County. With a new location at 2010 Parker St. in Highland View, White is ready to make a name for the grassroots organization as the one stop social service center of Gulf County. We just want to let the community know were here to serve, White said. And we want to let the people donating know that their dollars are helping vulnerable people in this area. People Helping People provides help for people struggling to meet their basic needs by offering food and utility payment assistance, as well at helping people apply for food stamps, cash assistance and Medicaid. They also have a furniture and appliance bank in addition to the food bank. This year, People Helping People will also offer a free income tax assistance program, aimed at helping middle to lower income families get more out of their tax returns. There are a lot of tax credits that people dont realize they can get, White said. People are paying to have their taxes done and they dont have to do that. Twenty ve percent of taxpayers that qualify for tax credit arent claiming it, said Tom Diemer, a tax consultant with the Internal Revenue Service. Diemer said the IRS runs free tax sites across the nation, but no one really wants the IRS to do their taxes. Diemer is working with People Helping People to offer the free tax service in Gulf County, which will be completely volunteerrun. The organization began the free tax program three years ago, but couldnt offer it last year due to lack of volunteer support. White said People Helping People needs volunteers to start training in November to assist with the free tax program, which will start the second week in January. Volunteers are also needed to help with the organizations other services. The ofce is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. ET. We have the facilities to provide (these services), but now we need people to volunteer and help in the food bank, White said. I would love for if people are looking for a place to volunteer, this would be it. White said she also plans to start a community garden, so fresh fruits and vegetables can be offered to needy families in addition to the nonperishable foods kept in the food bank. People Helping People also offers referrals for any services they dont offer, and is looking to partner with other local organizations. People are in need of help. The economy is tough, White said. When people come here sometimes they need to overcome their pride. White said sometimes people just need to be encouraged. People Helping People offers nancial education and mentoring to help fuel positive outcomes in the community. White recalled a recent case in which a family member from out of state called the ofce seeking help for a loved one living in Gulf County. People Helping People was able to assist with the utility bill, but White said the organization provided more than just utility money. They felt as if they had more hope, White said. We want to see everyone leave here with a sense of hope. 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 People Helping People offers food bank, free tax service With a new location in Port St. Joe, the organization aims to make a difference Agency intends for the parking lot to be well-lit and well-landscaped, keeping in mind the citys aesthetics. You know the saying you can never be too rich or too thin? Magidson said. Well, a city can never have too much parking. The project is dedicated the Billy Joe Rish Memorial Parking Lot in hon or of the long-time city attorney and resident. The site of the new parking lot is located where the late Rishs law ofces once stood. These projects take quite a team effort, said Joe Fritz, area director for USDA Rural Development. Fritz honored the joint effort made by the redevelopment agency, the Rish family, the city and USDA Rural Devel opment. Port St. Joe has had several set backs in the last few years, Fritz said. In our opinion, Port St. Joe is on its way back. The new lot will support the devel opment of the local economy by pro viding easier access to shops and businesses and enhancing the areas facade. The observation tower will promote visibility and public ac cess to St. Joseph Bay and his toric downtown. The tower is intended to lead visitors to the citys waterfront parks and into the business district. The PSJRA purchased the prop erty through a negotiation with the Rish family on behalf of the city and subsequently deeded the property to the city. Most importantly, were thankful to the Rish family, said Willie Ramsey, a member of the PSJRA board. What an oppor tunity to honor one of our com munitys founding fathers. GRANT from page A1

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Local The Star| A3 Thursday, September 1, 2011 850-769-1232 Mon.-Fri. 8:00am to 4:00pm 50-75% Off! All In-stock Lighting! *Offer expires 8/26/11 Clip & Save for an Additional 10% Off! Clip & Save for an Additional 10% Off! Clip & Save for an Additional 10% Off! Clip & Save for an Additional 10% Off! By Valerie Garman Star Staff Writer For low-income fami lies in Gulf County facing skyrocketing utility bills month after month, there is a way out. The federally funded Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) helps re duce monthly energy bills for low-income families by improving the energy effi ciency of the home. Its slowly growing, but a lot of times clients live too far on the outskirts to get applications, said Deborah Mabry, weather ization program assistant. Mabry urges potential applicants to look into the program soon, because the funds will expire in March 2012. Because the program office is based in Leon County, Gulf County resi dents do not have conve nient access to apply for services. The average annual en ergy expenditure for lowincome families is $1,300 annually, which repre sents about 18 percent of their average income, in comparison to only 5 per cent for other households, according to data from the Florida Division of Hous ing and Community De velopment Web site. A lot of clients in Gulf County have seen a $50 to $120 difference in their monthly utility bills, Mabry said. The program uses grant money to install so lar screens, replace win dows and doors, install attic ventilation, repair or replace inefficient air conditioning units, and a variety of other services, all aimed at improving the overall efficiency of the home. To qualify for the Weath erization Assistance Pro gram, applicants incomes must be no more than 200 percent the poverty level. Advantage is given to the elderly, the physically dis abled, families with young children and families with a substantial monthly en ergy burden. Local contractor Pat Hardman of Gulf 2 Bay Construction in Port St. Joe addressed the Gulf County Commission Aug. 23 in an effort to raise lo cal awareness about the program. The folks down here dont even know its exist ing, Hardman said. If we dont get these funds theyll be used elsewhere. You wont have this much funds agai n these are big bucks. Hardmans construc tion business works with the program updating the energy efficiency in older homes, but has only completed eight projects in Gulf County. Hardman said the program is filling more requests in other surrounding areas like Leon and Franklin coun ties. I guarantee we have hundreds of homes that need this and that could benefit from it, Hardman said. They will service if they have the applica tions. With the stimulus mon ey set to run out by next March, Hardman also urges residents who fit the criteria to take advan tage of the program. The major problem is how to get the word out, Hardman said. Id like to see people around here take advantage of it before the money is gone. The programs mission is to ultimately reduce the energy burden many lowincome families face when they receive their electric bills each month. A lot of times these people are paying two or three times more than they need to be paying for electric, Hardman said. Not only are they replac ing things, youre saving the low-income people hundreds of dollars on their electric bills each month. Hardman praised the organization for its fair assessment of needs, or ganization and follow-up. Its a well-run pro gram, she said. The oth er side of the coin is they just dont have enough people down here asking for the service. Hardman said he hopes local churches and com munity organizations will get involved and help any elderly or disabled people apply for the Weatheriza tion Assistance Program. The individuals that need this may not be aware, Hardman said. We need to get these folks access to these programs. Mabry urges those in terested in applying to contact Capital Area Com munity Action Agency, the Tallahassee-based compa ny that handles the WAP applications. The office can be reached at 850-2222043. Applications are also available at 522-B First Street in Port St. Joe. Weatherization Assistance Program offers help with energy burden from the employed wood harvest ers and deliverers. Several area residents spoke in opposition of the project, claiming the plant will cause harm to the environment and to the health of area residents. Barbara Rutherford-Dorris donned a button stating, No Bio mass Incinerator in PSJ! This is not clean energy by any stretch of the imagination, said Rutherford-Dorris, who said she was appalled by the boards ap proval of the project. Rutherford-Dorris said the plant will emit dangerous diox ins that can lead to heart disease, COPD, asthma and chronic bron chitis. We as a community have a duty to protect this beautiful coast al area, she said. Jane Adkins asked the board why these plans have been the only ones presented to the community. Id like to see some other op tions, Adkins said. I lived in Los Angeles for 30 years and I know what its like to live in a community where breathing can be hazardous to your health. Local business owner Dave Warriner spoke in favor of the project, saying that the plant will help create solid, well-paying jobs in the area. He cited the pay rates of the 25 energy center employees as rang ing from $40,000 a year to $100,000 a year. Warriner, who is in the hospi tality business, said his employ ees rely on the tourist industry for income. This community needs more than tourism, Warriner said. We work hard trying to create oppor tunities for new industry in this area. This is a rare opportunity for us in tried economic times to move ahead. The city building inspector made a brief statement recom mending the board approve the application. The boards vote was unani mously in favor. Id like to see some other options. I lived in Los Angeles for 30 years and I know what its like to live in a community where breathing can be hazardous to your health. Jane Adkins ENERGY from page A1

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Opinion A4 | The Star Thursday, September 1, 2011 My energy seems to be fading. With a lot of things going on, I understand this. My oldest has left for college, my other two children start back to school in a few weeks and I dont sleep enough. As the commercial used to say I feel weak and rundown. However, after trying Geritol once, Ill never do it again. I think that it might put me over the edge. If it works for you though, keep taking it. Do they even still produce Geritol? The Internet provides information, rumors and advice. I thought it would be a good place to look for more energy. After Googling, I found my answer, or an article on Ways to Get More Energy. It was on some type of Zen site. I gured out that Zen had to do with Buddhists, of which I am not one. However, I like to keep an open mind (and I do not like Geritol.) Now it was time to look at the 55 ways to increase my energy, I was excited. Maybe just looking at lists increases your energy. Im a start at the end kind of guy, so I started looking at the end of the list. There was some good information there, like eating eggs and getting a good nights sleep, but no magic bullets. I know about sleep and I do like eggs, but I want something that will work immediately (like Geritol, but better tasting.) The list also had other things on it like Yoga, yogurt and not drinking alcohol during the day or late at night. Yogurt is good and I enjoy it. Yoga? Again, that probably has something to do with Zen or Buddha or something. If you enjoy it good for you and keep doing it. I might even pick Geritol over Yoga, then again maybe not, because I like sitting on the oor. Drinking would just put me to sleep and it seems the only time they want you to drink is in the morning. Drinking in the morning would cause problems too, so still no magic bullet. From 30 to 40 on the list, there was really valuable information. The list noted that I should shed a few pounds, eliminate stress and have more sex. Well, I weigh the same as I did in high school 30 years ago and the only way I know of eliminating stress is to die. Im not touching the other. Still going up the list, things seem to be getting better. Tip No. 20 noted that I should Sniff some citrus. Cutting an orange open and smelling of it seems like a good idea, but I dont see how it would last very long and I cant walk around all day with a grapefruit attached to my face. Tip No. 29 says that I should Look on the bright side. I would, but the grapefruit would be blocking my vision. Slowly I worked my way to the top. Drink a lot of water, Use caffeine wisely, and Eat more soluble ber. I do all of that. I love water, I drink coffee about seven times a day and I replaced Tang with Metamucil years ago. Things seem to be coming out all right, but still no more energy. The Top Ten on the list didnt help me much either (but I was hiding number one so that I couldnt see it yet). A power nap to me is what I do between 1 a.m. and 7 a.m. A power snack is lunch. I dont have a stuffy nose to get rid of, so Im putting all my faith in No. 1. I scrolled up on my computer screen. Change your socks for refreshment. At rst, I felt like Ralphie in A Christmas Story, when he used his Little Orphan Annie secret message decoder only to gure out his important message was, Be sure to drink your Ovaltine. Ralphie was devastated, so was I. It was almost as bad as me decoding, Be sure to drink your Geritol. Then I thought about it. I cant ever nd my socks, and when I do, I cant nd two that match. I love the way new socks make me feel. There is nothing like good socks and the thought of good socks more than once a day does seem like it would crank ones tractor. Mama always said something about socks, or holes in socks, or maybe it was about clean underwear. I dont remember. I like the ones with cushy bottoms and reinforced heels and toes. You can nd more stories at www. CranksMyTractor.com and read Cranks My Tractor stories on the Amazon Kindle. Better to be tardy in choosing the right candidate than timely with the wrong candidate. That surely is how the board of the Gulf County Chamber of Commerce must look at the nal selection of a new chamber executive director. The time line of having someone in place was optimistic, and while it was a struggle to operate through most of the summer tourist season with a strictly volunteer staff, if indeed the Chamber has found someone who will help spur economic development in the county, then it has been worth the wait. The Chamber should also be credited for partnering with the Gulf Coast Workforce Board in the search. That eliminated the local politics that a county candidate was not among the nalist underscores the point and also brought experts into the search party. Bringing the nalists to town and having them meet key civic and elected leaders was also an appropriate step for a the board so as to perform all due diligence in putting right person in place. However, during the consolidation of chamber and economic development activities, as requested by the Board of County Commissioners, nding the right candidate will be the easy part. For starters, the new executive director will start completely from scratch within the ofce. The initial organizational chart from chamber president Bobby Pickels was for a director of chamber activities and a director for economic development activities to operate under the executive director, but ultimately, the executive director will have to nd candidates for everything from answering phones to coordinating economic development efforts. The Chamber did the right thing in cleaning house and allowing the new executive director to select their team, but right now the bench is empty, so that must be task one. The new executive director will also have to pick up whatever pieces remained from previous economic development regimes. Whether the previous executive director was living in Gulf County or not, whether the prior Economic Development Council had led all the appropriate annual reporting documents on time or not, the EDC, with an all-volunteer board doing much of the lifting, did make inroads in bringing jobs to Gulf County. While the mayor of Port St. Joe and the chairman of the county commission might have been instrumental in attracting the proposed renewable energy center to Port St. Joe, to argue that the EDC was not crucial in nurturing that project toward construction is fantasy. The EDC should also be recognized for their constant communication with the Port of Port St. Joe, The St. Joe Company on a renewable energy park, of which the Northwest Florida Renewable Energy Center is a key component. Certainly it was not the EDCs fault, which along with Taunton Truss made inroads on a jobscreating house-building project in Haiti, that Haitis government and leadership structure was so tenuous that even two former presidents, Clinton and Bush 43, could not attract the kind of money needed to perform the massive rebuilding of that country. And, on a fundamental level, the tale of the prior EDC and their efforts toward consolidation represents maybe the largest hurdle for the new executive director. Because at the heart of that tale is a question of patience and how much the community and county commissioners will have patience to see meat on the bones. History is not in the executive directors favor. The Board of County Commissioners has blown up the EDC and started over at least three times in the past decade. Each previous executive director had produced some job growth, none of it was deemed satisfactory. In rough terms, the tenures of those prior directors was roughly three to four years, about the expiration time on patience among elected ofcials who control the purse strings. The prior EDC managed to realize less than three years of their pledged ve years of funding from the county before consolidation became the mantra of the commission. The Port St. Joe City Commission is questioning its spending to the chamber and EDC as it prepares its budget. This kind of anxiousness over bang for taxpayer buck is certainly not exclusive to Gulf County. For example, several municipalities in Bay County are questioning their contributions to that countys Economic Development Alliance because elected ofcials dont see the results for the publics dollars. While the balancing act will be tricky, the new executive director has some cards to play. The port is one of the great untapped resources of the region and a perfect testimony to patience; despite nearly a decade of visioning and planning the port remains untapped and the energy plant has the potential to open a door to renewable energy businesses. The public schools are, based on all measurements, outstanding; the Gulf/Franklin Center offers advanced education; tourism numbers in 2011 are strong and have bolstered business up and down the county; there is a small business foundation that is viable; and there is a sense of collaboration behind this consolidation. But, even though almost any economic development will attest that job creation takes time, the honeymoon here will be short. And a community hungry for jobs will accept nothing else from the new executive director of the chamber. I could borrow a Robert Redford mask Keyboard KLATTERINGS Good socks often The new chamber director TIM CROFT Star news editor My old high school is putting on a classless reunion. I think that either means any graduate from any class is welcome to come back, fellowship, reminisce, lie about how well they are doing, or it means the entire alumni of our precious seat of learning is totally without class. I reckon, surely, it is the former, but please remember, I know a lot of those folks. This holy happening is less than a week away! I have got to go on a diet. I might even do a few deep knee bends and jog around the block. If I squint a little, I dont need these glasses. Doesnt Revlon still make a wrinkle go away cream? Ive already bought a bottle of Grecian Formula 44, but Im a mite hesitant to use it. I want a report rst on what happened to the people who tried formula 1-43! I gure Im too late for Botox or plastic surgery. I saw that picture of Jane Hill on Facebook. She looks better now than she did in 1965. How does she do that? Buddy Wiggleton has spent the last 40 years working out with Charles Atlas. Ruth Ann Wiley doesnt seem to age at all. I bet John Ingram could still outrun a late freight. Reggie Lawrence hasnt gained a pound. Folks, I dont think I CAN go back to this thing! I dont want classmates helping me to my seat. I dont want them asking if I was a prisoner of war. Or what type of accident I was in. They stared in disbelief and shook their heads enough at me back in the sixties. I dont want, as Yogi would say, Dj vu all over again. Maybe a disguise would be in order. I could cut my hair short, get one of those collarless shirts and go as Garth Brooks. Or I could put on a wig and one of Omars tents and show up as Mama Cass. Yall think I jest but I dont want to be the only guy at this thing who grew old! It would be neat to hear Leon or Nicky Joe tell that story again about riding the big horse into the prom. I wouldnt even mind Pam Collins talking about the ghts up at the Skyway Grill or the stuff that got left behind Franks Dairy Bar. Ricky Hale could regale everyone again on exactly how Miss Ophelias middle son managed to kick his brand new penny loafer into the soap bucket. And somewhere during this get-together Larry Ridinger will have to sneak off to town and bring back some doughnuts. Gosh, you dont reckon Cynthia Wheat would bring some of her mothers cookies? I would like to get a picture with all the lifeguards from the old Twin Pool days. We might could choose up sides and play a baseball game, just like old times! Im not sure weve got the stomach still for the drag racing down at Clarksburg. But we could replay the night that Long John and the rest of his Highway Patrol buddies sprang from the trees to bust up the festivities. Cars were driving out through elds, down darkened lanes, across wide-eyed towns peoples side yards. And I never did kiss Brenda Ellis. You dont suppose Reunions can be a mixed bag. I sure would like to see how Billie Ruth Kirksey and Linda Quesenberry turned out. But Im not so sure I want them to see the other side of that coin. I would like to ask Hollis Mayo why we called him Frenchy. And I do wonder if anyone remembers when the beer truck turned over out on the Highway 22 bypass. I would also like to know if Bonnie could still cut a rug like she did for those Top Ten Dance Party cameras. Shoot, Ive got scads of memories and I havent even gotten there yet! If Bobby Brewer shows up the whole reunion will be in trouble in fteen minutes! Hell bring recrackers or bottle rockets or mortar rounds. And if we get hungry, hell have a few cans of genuine Red Bird Imitation Vienna sausage in his hip pocket. We could spend a day looking for where we hid those Camels down at the big ditch behind George Sextons house. If the reunion drags a bit we can always go out to Susie Brannons house for some spin the bottle on her front porch. We can circle the town square and roar out to where the old Polar Bar used to be. We could ride to the Shiloh Presbyterian Church cemetery and hold a sance and body raising. It might be more appropriate to have this shindig at the clay pits. If the Mar-vels cant play quite like they did back when, we could all take a swim. Sadly, we cant catch a ick at the Park Theatre. Nor can we look at the Christmas stuff in the basements of J A Abernathys or Bailey Moore Wrinkles Hardware. We can not get a hamburger and play A11 at the City Caf. We cant hop the freight train and ride down toward Como. We cant do a double back ip off the high diving board while Roe Alexander plays The Reverend Mr. Black in the background. And Mr. Gene probably wont cut our hair for a quarter. I dont know if Im talking myself into, or out of, going back for this reunion. You dont suppose Jane Hill is touching up that Facebook picture? Buddy could be wearing a corset. Ruth Ann might be getting some of her youthful look out of a bottle. You know, with some of these older folks, what you see is not always what you get. Respectfully, Kes HUNKER DOWN Kesley Colbert USPS 518-880 Published every Thursday at 135 W. U.S. 98 Port St. Joe, FL 32456 VP/Publisher: Karen Hanes Editor: Tim Croft POSTMASTER: Send address change to: The Star P.O. Box 308 Port St. Joe, FL 32457-0308 Phone 850-227-1278 PERIODICAL RATE POSTAGE PAID AT PORT ST. JOE, FL 32457 WEEKLY PUBLISHING SUBSCRIPTIONS PAYABLE IN ADVANCE IN COUNTY $24.15 year $15.75 six months OUT OF COUNTY $34.65 year $21 six months Home delivery subscribers may be charged a higher rate for holiday editons. TO ALL ADVERTISERS In case of error or omissions in advertisements, the publishers do not hold themselves liable for damage further than the amount received for such advertisement. The spoken word is given scant attention; the printed word is thoughtfully weighed. The spoken word barely asserts; the printed word thoroughly convinces. 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Box 308 P o r t S t J o e F L 3 2 4 5 7 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 F a x : Fax: 8 5 0 2 2 7 7 2 1 2 850-227-7212 E m a i l : Email: t c r o f t @ s t a r c o m tcroft@star .comComments from our readers in the form of letters to the editor or a guest column are solicited and encouraged. A newspaper's editorial page should be a forum where differing ideas and opinions are exchanged. All letters and guest columns must be signed and should include the address and phone number of the author. The street address and phone number are for veri cation and will not be published. Letters must be in good taste and The Star reserves the right to edit letters for correctness and style.A5 | The Star Thursday, September 1, 2011meeting, meant to gauge interest in protecting Port St. Joe's most valuable natural resource. Kim Wren, former manager of the Central Panhandle Aquatics Preserve Of ce, led the workshop, laying out what needs to be done to continue monitoring water quality and seagrasses. One of the most productive ecosystems in the world thrives in the seagrass communities of St. Joseph Bay. Of the 7,000 acres of seagrass, nearly 2,000 acres are lightly to severely scarred due to damage from boat propellers. "There's de nitely an increase in prop scar damage," Wren said. "People from out of town that don't know the area are going out and getting stuck in the grasses." Buoys have been placed in the bay to ward off boats from shallow areas, but many are lost or in the wrong position. There has also been a problem with people using dated maps to navigate the bay. "It's just a nightmare out there," Wren said. "There's a lot of stuff that needs to be done to x this." Wren's slideshow demonstrated her strategy for seagrass monitoring, based off a citizen's successful seagrass monitoring program in Australia. The process requires volunteers to annually visit a speci c site in the bay and record the percentage of seagrass present and the percent of coverage in a square meter area. Wren also asked that volunteers record any marine life in the quadrant, speci cally scallops and sea urchins. "It's not going to be a very expensive thing to start, if we can nd the people with the boats and the GPS units," said Wren, who was delighted with the number of hands that shot up in the air when she asked Who here has a boat?' "What we're looking at is broad-scale changes," she said. "I think this is a really great project and I hope we can get more of the community involved and continue monitoring the bay." Another project Wren hopes the volunteers will get involved with is a statewide volunteerbased project through the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) that monitors water quality in Florida's lakes and coastal waters. Volunteers will collect water samples from speci c sites and label and lter the water, which will then be tested at an IFAS location. The water will be tested for speci c nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorus, which have been increasing in the bay waters. "The biggest challenge is, what are we going to do about this?" Wren said. "I think the most important thing is education and outreach." Wren hopes to conduct a eld training session sometime in September to demonstrate the processes. "Any data that we can get and frequent is going to be bene cial," Wren said. "This is a community project and everyone should have input." Charla Boggs, president of the Friends of St. Joseph Bay, said although the workshop had a great turnout, the group could use as many volunteers as possible to help with water quality monitoring and sea grass monitoring. "We're not scientists, we're volunteers," said Boggs, who hopes the friends group can form an assemblage of people with a variety of expertise. "We need volunteers and we need funds," Boggs said. "We want to protect the sea life of St. Joe Bay." Boggs said it is essential to continue monitoring water quality and sea grass in order to keep St. Joseph Bay healthy so it can continue to support a variety of marine life. "It's such a unique and beautiful area," Boggs said. "Growing up, I really took it for granted; it was just kind of there." After living in Eufaula, Ala. for some time, Boggs realized what a precious gem the bay really is. "If we don't monitor the water quality of the bay, we might end up like Tampa Bay or St. Andrews Bay and not have the same scallop and sh population," Boggs said. "It's very important for tourism here." Wren noted in her presentation that the highest number of scallops since 1996 was recorded in the bay this year. "We're trying to avoid the demise of the scallop population," Boggs said. "The bay is practically a sh nursery, that's why a lot of people come here. We don't want to see that go away." For more information about volunteering with the Friends of St. Joseph Bay, contact Kim Wren at (850) 670-7718. S e n d y o u r l e t t e r s t o : Send your letters to : L E T T E R S T O T H E E D I T O R LETTERS TO THE EDITOR P O B o x 3 0 8 P.O. Box 308 P o r t S t J o e F L 3 2 4 5 7 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 F a x : Fax: 8 5 0 2 2 7 7 2 1 2 850-227-7212 E m a i l : Email: t c r o f t @ s t a r c o m tcroft@star .comComments from our readers in the form of letters to the editor or a guest column are solicited and encouraged. A newspaper's editorial page should be a forum where differing ideas and opinions are exchanged. All letters and guest columns must be signed and should include the address and phone number of the author. The street address and phone number are for veri cation and will not be published. Letters must be in good taste and The Star reserves the right to edit letters for correctness and style. SHARE YOUR OPINIONS VALERIE GARMAN | The StarA couple walks along the shore of St. Joseph Bay at George Core Park in Port St. JoeBAY from page A1Star Staff ReportThe heat sent panting pups straight into pools of ice water set out this weekend during the rst half of the St. Joseph Bay Humane Society's annual fundraiser. The event kicked off Saturday, Aug. 27, with a 5K run, followed by breakfast and a variety of fun- lled events and contests. 2011 Paws in the Park 5K Run Results: Overall MaleChallen Hyman, 0:18:47.15; Masters MaleHobson Fulmer, 0:24:22.27; Overall femaleMichaela Ashley, 0:24:22.27; Masters femaleDebbie Chitwood, 0:29:05.70; WheelchairMackey Tyndall, 0:23:46.35. Dog Contest winners were: Amy Everidge with Daisy, a 2 year old pug; Brenda McGinty, with a 3 year old mixed breed dog named Lincoln; Helen Carroll, with a 1-1/2 year old bird dog mix named Hank; and Sean Farnsley, with his dog named Harriet.PHOTOS COURTESY OF DEBBIE HOOPERBELOW Mackey Tyndall participates in the Paws in the Park 5K on Saturday. Tyndall was the event’s rst ever wheelchair participant. ABOVE the heat caused the pups to gravitate towards the pool. Paws in the Park fundraiser held Saturday at Centennial Park

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(From left) Captain Russ Stewart, Miss Kingsh 2011 Allison Gladney, and Larry Lemieux, holding the winning 44.95 pound kingsh. By Valerie Garman Star Staff Writer Larry Lemieux had $3,000 worth of dj vu this weekend. Lemieux, a charter sherman from Panama City, snagged the winning sh at the 15th annual Mexico Beach Articial Reef Association Kingsh Tournament held last weekend, with a 44.95 pound king. He also won last years tournament with a 40.35 pounder. The familiar gulf glassiness gave way to high winds and whitecaps on Saturday, with three to ve foot seas, but despite the rough offshore conditions, 117 boats braved the angry waters with one thing in mind: reeling in the biggest kingsh. Russ Stewart, captain of the boat Gag Reex whose crew brought in the winning sh, said he and his crew rode off on six foot seas with the wind blowing at 25 knots when they left at 3 a.m. Saturday. The weatherman was right for once, Stewart said. It was nasty. Kingsh eyes gawked open wide, and their mouths gaped open, jagged teeth exposed as anglers carried the slimy swimmers to the scale at the Mexico Beach Marina at the tournament weigh-in, which ran from 15 p.m. CT. Lemieux weighed in his sh around 3 p.m., and watched for two hours as other anglers dragged in sh after sh over their shoulders. Im praying somebody doesnt show up with a 44.96, because then Id be a rst loser, Lemieux said. When asked if he was worried as more and more sh were hauled in, Lemieux said Ask me at 5 Oclock and Ill tell you. Crowds of people poured in around 4:30, anticipating the outcome. But the 26 and 28 pounders didnt measure up. A 53.15 pound wahoo caught by Tanner Alexander came in at about 10 minutes until 5 p.m., blowing the only other wahoo on the scoreboard well into second place. Two minutes until D-day, said tournament director Ron Childs as he canvassed the area with an air horn in hand. If we can see them when I blow this, theyre in. A string of kingsh came in after the air horn sounded. It aint over yet! yelled an audience member. But the anglers weighing in stepped back from the scale one after another shaking their heads. None had the girth to knock Lemieux out of rst place. Lemieux and Stewart both charter shing boats for a living and they said this has been one of the best summer theyve ever had for business. Lemieux said shing for a living gives them an advantage in the tournament. Weve been doing this since we were 3 years old, he said. Were not very popular around here right now, Lemieux said as he was waiting to collect the $3,000 check. Lemieux caught the prize sh on a runner 35 miles off shore. After an exhausting 25 minute battle with it, Lemieux nally got it in the boat. Its a lot of pressure, Lemieux said. You dont want to lose a $5,000 sh. Stewart said kingsh are tricky to catch because they have a tendency to come right up to the boat and then run again. They run and they come back, run and come back, Stewart said. You just got to take your time with them and catch them. Lemieux said he was looking forward to smoked kingsh dip and rainbow runner sashimi. Another big prize was given out on Saturday to the winner of the Panhandle Slam, a prize for total weight from three 2011 kingsh tournaments including the Bluewater Outriggers Offshore Charity Classic, the 7th Annual Offshore Classic and the MBARA tournament. Five thousand dollars were awarded to the Floridaze Adventures shing team, captained by Mitch Coleman, for 91.87 pounds of kingsh. Were actually pleasantly surprised (with the turnout), said tournament director Ron Childs, who didnt expect huge numbers because of the noxious weather. Its hard shing, not for the weak of heart, Childs said. These are strong and sturdy men and women out there. Last year, the tournament had 133 boats entered, and 196 the previous year. Childs said the weather always has a direct reection on the outcome. The wind its just blowing like crazy, Childs said. Weve had Katrina, weve had Irene; one of these days well get a nice weekend. Since 1997, the MBARA has raised more than $1 million and built 200 articial reefs. The annual kingsh tournament is its biggest fundraiser. The money raised from the tournament will be used to build more articial reefs off of Mexico Beach. Weve been able to do really well, Childs said. Weve got some of the best shing right here off of Port St. Joe and Mexico Beach. Corner of Marina Drive next to Piggly Wiggly Port St. Joe, FL www.BWOsh.com Everything for your Outdoor Adventure 151 WEST HIG HW AY 98, P. S .J A LL S W I MW EA R UP T O 50 % OFF R EG UL A R PR I C E COME SEE US! Weighing in the kingsh TOURNAMENT RESUL TS: 1st Place Kingsh, 44.95 pounds, $3,000 Boat: Gag Reex Captain: Russell Stewart, sh caught by Larry Lemieux 2nd Place Kingsh, 30.8 pounds, $2,000 Boat: Flippin Out Captain: Jackson Krause (caught sh) 3rd Place Kingsh, 30.65 pounds, $1,000 Boat: Bobcat Captain: Bob Cox, sh caught by Jimmy Stephens Wahoo, 53.15 pounds, $1,000 Boat: The Illustrious Captain: Alexander Jud, sh caught by Tanner Alexander Spanish Mackerel, 5.8 pounds, $500 Boat: Bonehead Captain: Mike Scott (caught sh) Panhandle Kingsh Slam, $5,000, Total Weight* 91.87 pounds Boat: Floridaze Adventures Captain: Mitch Coleman Email outdoors news to tcroft@ star.com Page 6 Thursday, September 1, 2011 O UTD OO RS www.starfl.com Section A An angler waits to weigh in a kingsh at the Mexico Beach Marina Saturday. Last years winner snagged the winning catch again Freshwater King shing remains the best bet. Most inshore spots out of Mexico Beach are still producing good sh, and Indian pass has seen bigger sh lately. Most bottom shing is slow other than b-liners and grey trigger sh in 60 to 100 feet of water. Gag grouper season is back Sept. 16. Inshore Offshore Less boat trafc means more trout catches. The grass ats at the head of the bay have been a great place to spot redsh, and at low tide, many can be seen tailing. Fly shing and wade shing will be quieter and more stealthy if the sh are spooky. Scallop season goes through Sept. 27. Find them in 6 to 8 feet of water with shells almost as big as they will get in season. Lake Wimico is on re. Reports of great sheepshead catches, ounder, bass and bream. At Howard Creek, many are rporting good catsh and bream catches as well. SPONS ORED B Y PHO T OS BY CAROL COX | Special to The Star The Floridaze Adventures shing team won the $5,000 Panhandle Kingsh Slam, a culmination of three 2011 kingsh tournaments, measuring the combined weight of each tournament weighin. PICTURED FROM LEFT : Miss Kingsh 2011 Allison Gladney, Chad Catron, Todd Krause, Mitch Coleman (captain), and Mark Catron.

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NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS CITY OF WEWAHITCHKA The City of Wewahitchka has declared the following items as surplus and will accept sealed bids for the purchase of these items. Minimum bid for any vehicle is $150.00. 1. sewer plant aerators (2) 2. 1989 Chevy Van 3. 1989 Ford Pick Up 4. 1978 Ford E70 bread van 5. 1985 Dodge Pick Up 6. 1983 Ford Pick Up 7. 1984 Ford Van 8. 1978 Chevy Step Van Bids must be marked SEALED BID SURPLUS EQUIPMENT and must be received by the City Clerk prior to 12 noon (CT) Monday, September 26, 2011, at the City Annex, 318 South 7 Street, Wewahitchka, FL 32465. Items may be inspected at the City sewer plant during regular business hours Monday through Friday between 8:00 AM and 3:00 PM (CT) by appointment. Please call 850-639-2605. Bids will be opened during the regular City Commission meeting on Monday September 26, 2011, at 6:30 PM (CT). CITY CLERK CONNIE PARRISH The City of Wewahitchka is an equal opportunity provider and employer. PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA SP O RT S www.starfl.com Thursday, September 1, 2011 A Page A7 Section Haughty Heron Now Accepting New Members WI N E T A S T I N GS E DUC AT IO N ME M BER D ISCOU NT S ME M BER P A R T IES The Please call for details (850) 381-0700 117 S ailors C ove, Port S t. Joe, FL 32456 (850) 229-3463 Florida Freedom Newspapers Senior quarterback Trev or Lang ran for two touch downs and passed for an other as Port St. Joe blanked Cottondale 27-0 on Friday in a kickoff classic featuring two Rural 1A schools. The Sharks scored all their points by midway through the third quarter. Lang went over from 4 yards following a Cotton dale turnover in the rst quarter. Ramello Zaccaro then sprinted 80 yards for a touchdown and Lang passed 23 yards to Joseph Love to open a 20-0 bulge. Langs 1-yard keeper with 6:12 left in the third quarter completed the scoring. Daniel May kicked three extra points. Trevor showed a lot of composure and leader ship, Port St. Joe coach Vern Barth said. He was the backbone of our ef fort. Lang rushed nine times for 41 yards and completed 2 of 3 passes for 25 as the Tiger Sharks piled up 236 total to 110 for Cottondale. Zaccaro nished with 84 yards rushing and Walt Bowers had ve attempts for 46 yards. Clifford Canty led the Hornets with 51 yards rushing on ve attempts and Norris Calhoun was 14-39. I thought it was a pretty solid performance, denitely an improvement over last year, Barth said. Weve still got a lot of room to improve, but over all Im very pleased with the effort. Jarkice Davis, a fresh man outside linebacker was all over the eld for us, and I thought a real solid performance was by senior linebacker Walt Bowers. He was a big force inside. Port St. Joe opens the regular season tomorrow at Gulf County rival Wewa hitchka at 7 p.m. CT. Port St. Joe shuts out Cottondale Star Staff Report A new school year means a new year of fund raising for members of the Shark 100 Club. The club has raised an estimated $100,000 for Port St. Joe High School athlet ics since 1986, and doesnt plan on stopping anytime soon. The club provided $2,500 last week to football coach and athletic director Vern Barth. The money was left over from last years fund raising efforts. The money is used to defray costs for all athletic programs, which receive no funding from the Gulf County School Board and must rely on boosters. The team did kick off to an excellent start with a win at the jamboree Friday night, said Shark 100 Club President Willie Ramsey. The community rallied in support of Port St. Joe Ath letics. The Shark 100 Club of fers several levels of par ticipation: Sand Shark For a $50 donation, any parent of a Tiger Shark athlete earns a Shark 100 hat and recog nition in the football pro gram; Tiger Shark For $100, individuals, businesses and organizations receive one Shark 100 hat, two re served home football tick ets, program recognition and reserved parking at football games; Mako Shark For $250, individuals, businesses and organizations receive two Shark 100 hats, two reserved seats at home football games, special pro gram recognition and re served parking at football games; Bull Shark For $500, businesses, individuals and organizations receive two Shark 100 hats, two re served seats at home foot ball games, two reserved seats at home basketball games, special program recognition and reserved parking at football games. Checks should be sent to Shark 100 Club, P.O. Box 524, Port St. Joe, FL 32457. VALERIE GARMAN | The Star Members of the Shark 100 Club present contribution checks beneting Port St. Joe High School athletics. Star Staff Report On the rst day of the 2011 volleyball season the Lady Tiger Sharks of Port St Joe High School trav eled to Bay High School. The Lady Tornadoes of Bay won the match 3 sets to 1. Port St. Joe struggled all evening with serve re ceives and back row pass ing. The team did, however, serve 15 aces and had a combined team total of 21 kills. Overall it was about the team dynamics, said Coach Wayne Taylor. There appeared to be some confusion in some of the plays and there will be plenty of things to work on during practice. Number one will be team condence. I believe we have the talent to play hard against any op ponent in our area. We just have to put it together as a team. The season opener at home will be Tuesday, Sept. 6, against Rutherford. Ju nior varsity is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. ET and varsity will be at 6:30. Come and see the Lady Tiger Sharks! PSJ volleyball drops season opener Shark 100 Club starts fundraising Blountstown has fast start, pounds Wewa in kickoff classic By Jason Shoot Florida Freedom Newspapers BLOUNTSTOWN Pick a gap, any gap. Blountstowns Wing-T of fense consistently deceived Wewahitchka in a 34-14 vic tory in a preseason football game Thursday night at Bowles Field. Sophomore wingback Javakiel Brigham show cased his ability in the open eld and ran for three touchdowns to pace the Blountstown rout. Brigham nished the night with 90 rushing yards on just seven carries. After Wewa made the contest a two-possession game with a touchdown just after halftime, Brigham put the game out of reach with his third scoring romp, a 23yard burst weaving through the Wewa defense. Every running back runs a (4.5-second dash) or under, Brigham said. If we can get to the outside, were gone. Blountstown quarter back Hunter Jordan, the son of Tigers head coach Greg Jordan, mishandled a few snaps and may have held on to the ball too long on a couple of his pass attempts. Still, the Tiger sophomore generally looked comfort able in his rst start run ning his teams read-option offense. Jordan stands 6-foot-3, 228 pounds, and he was a tough tackle for Wewas be leaguered defense. Jordan nished with 54 yards on nine carries, and he added 58 yards on 3-for-6 passing. It took me a little time to get comfortable, said Jordan. Then the offense started to get rolling. Brigham broke a score less tie just 3 minutes into the game with a 7yard touchdown run on fourth-and-2. Brigham took Hunter Jordans handoff to the left but was corralled by the Wewa defense. The Tiger sophomore reversed course, cut back inside and found an open path to the end zone. Marquel Thomas dou bled the Tigers lead to 14-0 with a 5-yard scamper to the right side with 29 seconds left in the opening quarter. Thomas, who added an 85yard touchdown run at the tail end of the third quarter, racked up 99 yards on four carries. Blountstown ran 18 plays in the rst quarter compared to Wewas three. The Tigers defense held Wewahitchkas offense to minus-3 yards through the rst 12 minutes. The Tigers took a 210 lead into halftime when Brigham broke loose on a 42-yard touchdown run with 41 seconds left in the second quarter. As he did on his rst touchdown run, Brigham eluded several would-be tacklers before nding open eld on his way to the end zone. Blountstown nished the rst half with 180 yards of total offense, 149 of them on the ground on 24 carries. The Gators had 73 yards, 68 of them rushing. Wewahitchka, under the direction of rst-year coach Dennis Kizziah, played bet ter on the offensive side as the game progressed. Quarterback Justin Flow ers punched the ball into the end zone from 1 yard to cap a 7-play, 54-yard drive and pull the Gators within 21-6 early in the third quarter. Flowers compiled 61 yards on 11 rushes, and Jalyn Addison contributed with 10 carries for 66 yards. Theryl Brown added 48 rushing yards, including a 5-yard touchdown run with 2:45 left in the game. Wewa opens its season ofcially next Friday at home against county rival Port St. Joe, and Blount stown travels to Bonifay to play Holmes County. Both matchups are non-league games and kick off at 7 p.m.

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Local A8 | The Star Thursday, September 1, 2011 Star Staff Report This year marks more than a quarter-century of dedicated volunteerism during the 26th Annual In ternational Coastal Clean up. Hundreds of thousands of volunteers around the world will continue the tradition, spending a few hours removing trash from their local beach or waterway and keeping track of everything they find on standardized data cards. The Ocean Conservan cy and the Mexico Beach Civic Association will hold the annual beach cleanup on Saturday, Sept. 17 from 8:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. CT at Mexico Beach. All willing volunteers of any age are welcome to partic ipate. Volunteers will meet at Sunset Park at Highway 98 and 19th Street, next to the El Governor Motel. Cleanup supplies, water and snacks will be pro vided. The Ocean Conservan cy uses this data to create the worlds only state-bystate, country-by-country index of what is trashing our ocean, lakes and riv ers, which has helped to identify the sources and solutions to marine debris over the past 25 years. In 2010, more than 615,000 volunteers removed more than 8 million pounds of debris in 114 countries. The International Coastal Cleanup is a great opportunity for our com munity to get together and do something positive and needed for our stretch of beautiful coastline and at the same time be part of a worldwide cleanup effort helping to stop pollution of our oceans, said Jane Mathis, ICC Coordinator for Mexico Beach. In 2010, Florida had 25,290 volunteers (2nd in the U.S.) who collected almost 350,000 pounds of trash from more than 1,100 miles of shorelines and underwater areas. Ap proximately 30 volunteers in Mexico Beach collected more than 540 pounds of trash from our 3 miles of beach and dunes, Mathis said. Ocean Conservancy President and CEO Vikki Spruill said, Over the last quarter-century, the Inter national Coastal Cleanup has grown from a single cleanup on a Texas beach to a worldwide movement to end the threat of trash in our ocean, our life sup port system. In fact, over the past 25 years of Ocean Conservancys Interna tional Coastal Cleanup, more than 8.5 million vol unteers have removed 145 million pounds of trash from the shores of lakes, streams, rivers, and the ocean on just one day each year, They have recorded every item found in cluding 53 million ciga rette butts, 14 million food wrappers and containers, 13 million caps and lids. The list goes on and on, giving us a clear picture of the manufactured items impacting the health of humans, wildlife and econ omies. The hard work of volunteers culminates in the only global snapshot of the problem of marine de bris every year, generated by Ocean Conservancy to enlist lawmakers, corpo rations, communities and individuals in solving this serious pollution problem. Our challenge remains. The threat that marine debris poses to the health of our ocean continues to grow, and each of us as individuals has a role to play in turning the tide. Trash does not fall from the sky, it falls from hu man hands and those hands have the power to stop it. Whether we live near a coast or hundreds of miles inland, we are all connected to the ocean and share a responsibility for its care. Visit www.oceancon servancy.org/cleanup for additional information and the 2011 report. For more information on the cleanup contact Jane Mathis at 850-6485900. Recently I went to the Humane Society and adopted my 4th child Slim Pickins. I was overwhemled at how many pets there were to be adopted. Animals are being dropped off or picked up daily, either because the owners can not take care of them or they are found side the road, wondering around looking for something to eat or drink. Anyone whos ever taken in an adopted dog knows that they are the most loving, and friendly pet theyve ever had. Beginning Friday, September 9th (and every 2nd Friday of each month) we will feature Dogs for Dogs. Come by the Port St. Joe Marina around lunchtime (11:00 a.m. ~ 2:00 p.m.) and enjoy an all you can eat hot dog lunch (chips, and soda) included for a $5.00 cash donation. All donations will be given to St. Joseph Bay Humane Society. This event is open to the public, so please help us spread the word. Dogs for Dogs September 9, 2011 At Port St. Joe Marina 340 Marina Drive, Port St. Joe, Fl 32456 850-227-9393 PUBLIC NOTICE The Public Hearing for Northwest Florida Renewable Energy Center, LLC that was previously scheduled for Tuesday September 6, 2011 at 6:00 has been cancelled. However the Regular City Commission Meeting will take place at City Hall 305 Cecil Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida. (There will be no meeting at The Centennial Building.) Interested persons may attend and be heard at the public hearing or provide comments to the Planning and Development Review Board, 305 Cecil Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. 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. Information prior to the meeting can be viewed at Building Department at 1002 10th Street, Port St. Joe, Fl, 32456. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing special accommodations to participate in this proceeding should contact Jim Anderson, City Clerk at (850) 229-8261 Ext 113. Aaron Farnsley, AIF CFP MBA Farnsley & Johnston 505 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe, FL 32456 850.227.3336 aaron.farnsley@farnsley.com Annual beach cleanup to be held in Mexico Beach PHOTOS COURTESY OF JANE MATHIS Volunteers work to pick up trash along the shorelines of Mexico Beach. A volunteer loads some debris into a truck during last years cleanup along the shoreline of Mexico Beach. Over the last quarter-century, the International Coastal Cleanup has grown from a single cleanup on a Texas beach to a worldwide movement to end the threat of trash in our ocean, our life support system. Vikki Spruill Ocean Conservancy President and CEO

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COMMUNITY www.starfl.com B Page 1 Section Thursday, September 1, 2011 By Valerie Garman Star Staff Writer On State Highway 71 in Wewahitchka, an old marquis with a red, spray-painted arrow beckons drivers to the CHURCH ON BAY AVE. The Calvary Chapel has been closed for four years, but the lights have been on the past few weeks. The pianos need to be tuned and the building needs a fresh coat of paint, but it no longer looks like the overgrown forest it did in weeks prior. Pastor Louie Fitzgerald said his faith called him to Wewahitchka to rebuild the church on Bay Avenue. He recently moved his family to the town to accomplish the task. We truly feel like God brought us up to this area, Fitzgerald said. I feel like God is wanting to do something here. Fitzgerald, his wife, Lisa, and their four children moved from South Florida, where Fitzgerald worked at a progressive, 1,600-seat Fort Myers church called Light. Fitzgerald was asked by the head bishop of the Church of God if he would be interested in moving to Wewahitchka to reopen a church. We prayed about it, and we just thought Wewahitchka was the place to come, he said. We saw (the church) at its worst, but we still thought God was leading us here. The Fitzgeralds have yet to decide a name for their church, but they know their motto will be the singing church. Fitzgerald and his 11-yearold daughter, Rebecca, sing and play piano, wife Lisa sings and plays tambourine, 12-year-old son Jeremiah plays drums and 5-yearold Kayle and 3-year-old Gracie are already showing interest in music. After playing one of his favorite gospel songs to an empty room, Fitzgerald said he cant wait to get the church rockin. I think we live in a time where people really need to be singing and worshipping, he said. The church already was equipped with two pianos though one has a bad key and a speaker system. I thought it was going to be a lot worse when I walked in, Fitzgerald said. We want to be a light to the community. A place of hope, and a place of love. At their rst Sunday service, Hospital volunteers offer support for patients, family By Valerie Garman Star Staff Writer Elizabeth Schweers was left alone with her panic, unaware if her husband was dead or alive. When her husband passed away, Schweers said she was utterly ignored by the hospitals front desk staff at because she didnt have his proper identication. They wouldnt talk to me, and they left me in a room alone for 20 minutes, Schweers said. It was just cold. After the experience, Schweers promised herself she would not become part of the problem, but instead part of the solution. As a volunteer at Sacred Heart Hospital in Port St. Joe, Schweers and the rest of the front desk volunteers make it a priority to welcome everyone who comes through the door and direct them to the right place. We make sure theyre not overlooked. Schweers said. Its subtle, but it really makes a difference. Upon entering Sacred Heart, you are guaranteed to be greeted by anywhere from one to ve smiling faces. On a recent Monday morning, a group of four women donning turquoise volunteer shirts was settled at the front desk, ready to pounce. Many have been volunteering at the hospital since its opening in March 2010. The volunteers take turns ushering wheelchairs in and out of the sliding doors, giving directions, offering coffee and driving the courtesy golf cart shuttle back and forth from the parking lot. Youre scared enough when you enter a hospital, Schweers said. I think we understand our role as hospitality providers, and we take the hospitality part very seriously. Schweers is a volunteer from Stephen Ministry, a nationwide pastoral counseling and caregiving program where members visit with patients and offer prayer. There are seven Stephen Ministers volunteering at Sacred Heart. Especially in the ER, it can be pretty stressful, Schweers said. There are a lot of people that are lonely and hurt and need somebody to talk to. Schweers recalled a tragedy in which a man was fatally struck by lightning while vacationing in the area with his family. The woman came in and said, I just want my husband back, Schweers said. We provide somebody to listen. The mantra for Sacred Heart is to provide a caring presence. Sacred Heart staffs 105 volunteers and recently surpassed 15,000 total volunteer hours since the hospital opened. Volunteer coordinator Paulina Pendarvis said the hospital is extremely lucky to have such a large group of dedicated volunteers. Its a great reection of community support, Pendarvis said. With such a small county population and to have 105 volunteers, they really take care of their own. Pendarvis said she even has volunteers commute from neighboring communities like Wewahitchka and St. George Island. But as the hospital continues to grow, so does the need for volunteers. A new medical ofce building opened earlier this year, with a rehabilitation center and a physicians ofce, and a womens Pastor Louie Fitzgerald sings and plays one of his favorite gospel songs on the piano. Fitzgerald hopes to incorporate as much music as possible into his services. VALERIE GARMAN | The Star Pastor aims to make church a place people nd refuge Like-minded hearts First Fridays to include art stomp Star Staff Report Gulf Alliance for Local Arts First Fridays, with its home at the historic Port Inns Thirsty Goat, will be busting at the seams and overowing onto Reid Avenue and throughout downtown Labor Day weekend. Locals and visitors are encouraged to travel throughout downtown from 5-8 p.m. ET to nd numerous shops and restaurants presenting a multi-discipline showing of art works and live music with great sales, culinary delights and plenty of drink specials to quench the thirst. As folks make their way throughout downtown, theyll be greeted with a complementary appetizer and beverage at each participating business and nd the sounds of live music carrying them down the street, with live music in the courtyard between No Name Cafe and Bow Wow Beach Shop, as well as the corner of Second Street at Steamers Hot Dogs. The Gulf Alliance for Local Arts (GALA) presents Randall Big Daddy Webster and Professor Joel C. Johnson on Sept. 2. Currently on a world concert tour, Webster, of Tallahassee, and Professor Jol C. Johnson, from Orlando, are a formidable duo with a combined 58 years performing blues and jazz music and more than four years in the recording studio with Big Daddy & Red Hot Java. They have also partnered on national and international tours Webster and Johnson just completed their new duo CD The Wounded Healer. For more information on First Fridays, contact Amber Davis at 541.3981 or ADavis@StateCraft. us. Enjoy live music Thursdays in September Star Staff Report The Mexico Beach Community Development Council invites everyone to come out tonight to enjoy live music as the sun sinks down over the gulf. Beginning tonight, and continuing every Thursday in September, the Mexico Beach CDC presents live music at Sunset Park next to the El Governor Motel in Mexico Beach. Tonight kicks off with music from The Bo Spring Band. The show begins at 6 p.m. CT and wraps up around 8 p.m., with a waterfront sunset somewhere in between. We have a real variety (of music), said Kimberly Shoaf, director of the Mexico Beach CDC. Its all family appropriate, so you can bring the kids and enjoy. Shoaf said the concerts provide a laidback, family-friendly atmosphere, with easy listening music including jazz and soft rock. Parking is available at the El Governor Motel or across U.S. 98. Make sure to bring your lawn chairs, and dont forget your blankets and coolers, Shoaf said. Just come out and have a good time. The September lineup includes: Sept. 1: The Bo Spring Band Sept. 8: Papa Smurf Sept. 15 : The Currys Sept. 22: Heat and the Zydeco Gents Sept. 29: Shawn Rader & Family VALERIE GARMAN | The Star The Monday morning front desk volunteer group at Sacred Heart Hospital, from left, is volunteer coordinator Paulina Pendarvis, Frankie Taylor, Jean Etheridge, Barbara Schattle, Nancy Luther and Elizabeth Schweers. See HEAR TS B5 See P ASTOR B5 SACRED HEAR T HOSPIT AL VOLUNTEERS Especially in the ER, it can be pretty stressful. There are a lot of people that are lonely and hurt and need somebody to talk to.Elizabeth Schweers Sacred Heart Hospital volunteer

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B2 | The Star The family of Dave Maddox requests the pleasure of your company at his 90th birthday celebration Sunday, Sept. 11, 3-6 p.m. ET at the Maddox home, 601 17th Street, Port St. Joe. DAVE MADDOX TURNS 90 From staff reports 2011 annual N oma community reunion The annual Noma Community Reunion will be held in the Noma Town Hall building on Saturday, Sept. 3. The town hall will open at 10 a.m. CT and lunch will be served at noon. All past and present residents and their friends are cordially invited to attend. People planning to attend are asked to bring a well-lled basket of their favorite dishes. Also, please bring tea, if that is the beverage you prefer. Soft drinks, ice, cups, plates and eating utensils will be furnished. This gathering, held on the Saturday before Labor Day, strengthens the bonds of friendship and lets us relive memories of the past. Anyone desiring additional information is urged to contact Ludine Riddle at 850-974-8438. Juvenile Justice Council meeting The monthly Gulf County Juvenile Justice Council meeting will be held on the first of the month, Wednesday, Sept. 7 at 3 p.m. ET at the Port St. Joe Fire Station building located at 408 Williams Avenue in Port St. Joe. Public attendance and participation is welcome. For more information, contact Amy Rogers, chairperson, at 229-1551. Book signing 40s night launch party Author Michael Lister will be reading from and signing his latest novel, The Big Goodbye, a romantic thriller set in Panama City in 1943 at a 40s Night Party at City Arts Cooperative on Friday, Sept. 2, from 6-10 p.m. CT. This exciting event will include live 40s music, 40s era art by local artist, lm noir, costume contests, games, prizes, food. Step back into Panama City of the past. A Gift of Health & For Skin Sake, LLC We have the services to help heal the internal body as well as the external appearance. Come visit us in our newly renovated facility. 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Special to The Star Each year the School Dis trict updates its Student Pro gression Plan and the Code of Conduct based on legislat ed mandates and district and school recommendations. The school board approved the following changes at its July 21 meeting: Student Progression Elementary : Internet safety is added to the cur riculum. Students scoring Level 4 or 5 on FCAT read ing or math may take accel erated courses through the Florida Virtual School. Students should master the revised Sight Word list by the end of grade 3 in or der to be prepared for the increased rigor and expecta tions of subsequent years. Middle School : Students scoring Level 4 or 5 on FCAT reading or math may take accelerated courses through FLVS or through the high school curriculum. High School : Students scoring Level 2 on FCAT reading will take a reading course and compensatory English unless the student is enrolled in a core content course and the teacher is reading endorsed or has met the minimum reading train ing required by the state. Students entering grade 9 in 2011-2012 must gradu ate from high school having taken at least one online course. The College Placement Test (CPT) has been re placed with the Postsecond ary Education Readiness Test (P.E.R.T). Cut scores for dual enrollment courses are College Algebra (MAT 1105) 123-150; Freshman Comp. (ENC 1101) 104-150; Writing Skills I (ENC 1101) 99-150. Code of Conduct Possession of cell phones by any student is allowed as long as the electronic device is kept in the students lock er, purse or pocket. Violation of this policy may result in suspension. Offense of Sexting The act of electronically sending sexually explicit messages or photographs of ones self or others. A minor who know ingly (1) uses a computer or any other electronic device capable of electronic data transmission or distribution to transmit or distribute to another minor any photo graph or video of any person which depicts nudity as de ned in statute and is harm ful to minors; (2) possesses a photograph or video of any person that was transmit ted or distributed by another minor, which depicts nudity as dened by statute and is harmful to minors, the stu dent will be suspended and remanded to the court as stated in the new section of statute. The number of days suspended will depend upon the level of the offense as stated in the Student Hand book at each school. Dress Code Students are prohibited from wearing clothing to school during the regular school day that inde cently or in a vulgar manner exposes underwear or body parts or that is disruptive to an orderly learning environ ment. First Offense Verbal warning and principal must call the parent or guardian. Student must correct dress code infraction immediately or be sent to In-School Sus pension (ISS) for the re mainder of the day. Second Offense Student is ineli gible to participate in extracurricular activities for up to 5 days and the principal must meet with the parent or guardian. Third and Sub sequent Offense The extra curricular exclusion is ex tended up to 30 days and the student must be placed in ISS for up to 3 days and the principal must both call and send written notice to a par ent or guardian. FCAT reading data for grades 3-10 reported by number and percent for Lev els 1 and 2: Grade 3 Level 117 (12 percent), Level 2 -18 (13 percent); Grade 4 Level 1 14 (10 percent), Level 221 (15 percent); Grade 5 Level 1 19 (12 percent), Level 2-22 (14 percent); Grade 6 Level 1 21 (14 percent), Level 2 26 (17 percent); Grade 7 Level 111 (7 percent), Level 2 25 (16 percent); Grade 8 Level 1 22 (14 percent), Level 2 35 (21 percent); Grade 9 Level 1 21 (14 percent), Level 2 49 (34 percent); Grade 10 Level 1 49 (32 percent), Level 2 90 (27 percent). Third grade promo tion for Good Cause : NRT: three; ESE: four; Portfolio: seven. For more information about your childs school you may access the Florida Department of Education at www.doe.org (School Grade and Adequate Yearly Progress) or the districts webpage via www.gulf.k12. .us. Look under documents for the Student Progression Plan, Code of Conduct, the Title I Parent Involvement Plan, School Improvement Plans and other documents of interest. The School Pub lic Accountability Report will be available online as well as at each school upon request. OF THE WEEK PET St. Joseph Bay Humane Society SAVE 40% KINCAID UPHOLSTERY Sofa, Sectionals and Sleepers in Your Choice of Fabric HARRISON HOUSE FURNITURE EST. 1979 Best of Bay 2011 A+ Rating by the BBB 11 Harrison Ave. Downtown Panama City Closed Sun. & Mon. Great designs at 850-763-4918 WALTER SMITH announces at Sign up now for a free account and receive a towards your deal purchase. Expires October 12, 2011 Crest Enterprises and Land Development, Inc. a locally owned and operated business with more than 20 years working in the construction CALL TODAY FOR A FREE ESTIMATE! M OSES J. M EDI N A 850.527.0441 MMEDI N A @ CRESTE N TER P RISES COM REMODELI NG SER V ICES L ICE N SE #R G 0058632 SPECIALS 7 FOILS $27.00 (Cut/ S tyle not included) 10% O FF A LL RET A IL S pecial L abor Day Hours: 9:00 4:00 No Appointment Necessary Walk-ins Welcome Thursday, September 1, 2011 School News The Star| B3 Gulf County School District news, updates Special to The Star Faith Christian School welcomes Chrystal Causey to our school family. She teaches math, science, and enrichment classes to students in rst, second and third grades. Miss Chrystal is originally from Blountstown and holds two Bachelors Degrees, one in Elementary Education and one in Exceptional Student Education along with a Reading and ESOL Endorsement. She is married to Jeff Causey and has a daughter who attends second grade at Faith Christian. Her family attends New Harvest Assembly of God in Wewahitchka. We are excited to have Miss Chrystal on our staff and are anticipating great things this school year. Faith Christian School welcomes new teacher The Lions Tale DAZZLING DOLPHINS K-Carson Hendricks; 1st grade-Eli Fidler, 2nd gradeMadelyn Gortemoller; 3rd gradeKassidy Rafeld; 4th-Brandon Barnes; 5th-Kindra Laguera; 6th-Hannah Rodriguez. School Bus Riders of the Week : Shaleigh Jackson, Natalie Graziano and Ciara Glenn. Star Staff Report FDLRS/PAEC and the Gulf County School District work together to identify children with special needs. Vision, hearing, speech, and developmental screenings will be provided for children ages 3 to 4 years old that are suspected of having a dis ability and are not enrolled in public school. The parent or legal guardian must provide per mission for the child to par ticipate in the screening. Screenings are by ap pointment only and will be held on Friday, Sept. 2, at Port St. Joe Elementary School from 9-11:30 a.m. ET. Please call 1-866-2776616 or (850) 872-4857 to schedule an appointment. To register for VPK (Vol untary Pre-Kindergarten), children must be 4 years old on or before September 1st. Please call the Early Learn ing Coalition at 747-5400 for more information and to ap ply for a Pre-K certicate. No screening is required. Disability screenings at Port St. Joe Elementary Star Staff Report There will be an impor tant meeting for parents of third graders at Port St. Joe Elementary School on Tuesday, Sept. 6, at 5:15 p.m. ET in the school au ditorium. This is a change from the original date of Sept. 13. Teachers will be introduced, expectations will be discussed, and in formation will be dissemi nated concerning the man datory retention of third graders. Please plan to attend this meeting if you are a parent of a third grade student at PSJES. We also invite you to stay and attend the rst PTO meeting of the year at 6 p.m. on the same day. Third grade parent meeting at PSJES

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FAITH Page B4 www.starfl.com 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 New Service Schedule for First Baptist Church Sunday School & Worship Service .................. 9:00 am Wednesday Wednesday Night Supper .............. 5:00 6:15 pm ............................ 5:45 6:10 pm Nursery ........................................ 6:00 7:30 pm ....................................... 6:15 7:30 pm Surrender Student Ministry ........... 6:15 7:30 pm The Unshakable Truth Journey ..... 6:15 7:30 pm Celebration Choir Rehearsal ........ 6:30 7:30 pm Prayer Meeting ........................... 6:30 7:30 pm Praise Band ............................. 7:30 9:00 pm (Rehearsal in Sanctuary) (850) 827-2887 Howard Creek Baptist Church A Place of Grace 9:45 am (EST) 11:00 am (EST) This business invites you to visit the church of your choice this week. Oscar David Redd Jr, age 40 years, died August 25, 2011 in Wewahitchka, FL. He was preceded in death by his parents Oscar David Redd, Sr. and Alane Sherrod Redd. He is survived by one son, Harley David Redd; one sister, Gloria Wood and husband, Tommy; one niece, Lacey Wood; one nephew, Buddy Wood; one great-nephew, Brodie Adkison; and his grandmother Beatrice Sherrod; one aunt, Diane Attaway; and one uncle, Doug Sherrod. Funeral services were held Monday, Aug. 29 at First Baptist Church of Wewahitchka with Rev. Mike Stroud ofciating. Interment followed the services in the family plot in Roberts Cemetery. All services were under the direction of the Comforter Funeral Home Wewahitchka Branch Chapel. Oscar David Redd Jr. Patty Luann Hilton Redd, 40, left this Earthly realm on Aug. 25, 2011. Pattys smile and spirit lifted all those who knew her during her short life. She loved and was loved unconditionally and will be dearly missed by all. Patty was preceded in death by her parents, Virgil Spud and Betty Mae Hilton; and brothers Danny and Stephen Jones. Left to cherish Pattys memory are her beloved son, Harley; sisters Debbie (Tim) Croft and Bettiann (Harold) Warren; brother, Freddie Jones; nieces and nephews, Jamie Jones, Audrey Jones, Jennifer and husband, Jonathan Brown, Crystal and husband, B.J. Lynn, and Heather Baker; numerous cousins, aunts and uncles; and a host of friends who will always treasure their time with Patty. Services for Patty were held Monday, Aug. 29, 2011 at First Baptist Church in Wewahitchka. Interment followed at Roberts Cemetery in Wewahitchka. Patty Patricia Luann Hilton Redd Daisy Dana Ferrell Johnson, 105, of West Palm Beach, FL, died Monday, August 22, 2011. Daisy was born April 10, 1906. She was the tenth child of Ozias W. Ferrell and Emily Duggar Ferrell of Hosford, Florida. Daisy was formerly from Port St. Joe, FL, and a member of First United Methodist Church. She was a graduate of Florida State University with a BS degree in education. Daisy taught school in Liberty County for 10 years, and in Gulf County for 20 years. According to Miss Daisy, When you see a childs eyes light up and they understand, it does something to you. Daisy enjoyed her daily walks up until she was 103 years old. She also enjoyed painting, gardening, shing, and baking. She was a member of The Historical Society of Port St. Joe, The Garden Club, Eastern Star, Retired Educators of Gulf County, and the United Methodist Women. Daisy Johnson was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Edgar Johnson; a son, C. Walter Johnson; grandsons, Michael Darrell Johnson and Joseph Walter Johnson; seven brothers, Albert, Dave, Bob, Jeff, Lonnie, Oz, and Leonard; and one sister, Allie Ferrell Roberts. She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Joan L. Johnson, granddaughter, Nancy Johnson Lytal, both of Lake Clarke Shores, FL; six great-granddaughters, Michele Faith, Christina, Jennifer, Casey, Rebecca and Dana; and two great-greatgranddaughters, Juliana and Hope; a niece, Betty Roberts; and many other dear nieces and nephews. A funeral service and celebration of her life was held Saturday, August 27, 2011 at the historical Wesleyan Methodist Church in Hosford, FL, with interment at Hosford Cemetery, with the Reverend Paul Cook, ofciating. In lieu of owers, contributions may be made to The First United Methodist Church, 1001 Constitution Drive, Port St. Joe, FL., 32456. Bevis Funeral Home, Bristol, FL 32321, 643-3636, is in charge of arrangements. Daisy Dana Ferrell Johnson Obituaries The Christian CONSCIENCE People need the Lord There was a song that came out about 1987, by McHung and Nelson, and Shepherds Ford Music. Its called, People Need The Lord. I have always loved that song, and the Lord brought it to my attention again recently. It goes something like this: Everyday they pass me by. I can see it in their eyes. Empty people lled with care, Headed who knows where. On they go through private pain, living fear to fear Thats what I see almost everyday. People lled with care, worrying about things that are only temporary. Is that what you are also seeing? Or, perhaps you cant see through the invisible tears in your eyes. Friends, it doesnt have to be that way! God has a plan for your life, and it is a lot more than just getting you saved. His plan is to make you His child, to care for you, and lead you down the path that leads to eternal life. Jesus said in John 10:9,10: I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and nd pasture. The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly. Notice that the will be saved and the will go in and out are both in the future tense. At the moment He said that to His disciples, He had yet to be crucied, and risen again so He must have been talking about a time in the future. Notice the promise of Jesus here is conditional. It refers only to those who enter by Him. One of the disciples of Jesus, who was there, didnt receive that promise, because he chose his own way, to seek after riches, rather than follow with Jesus. If you are a Bible reader, you know that Im talking about Judas. There are lots of people like Judas around us. Some of them think they have been saved but they are still lled with care, and enduring private pain, because they have chosen the way of Judas to be lled with concern, about wealth, and riches, and fame things that are only temporary. The apostle John, in John 1:11-13, tells us that people need to born of God by an act of God, not a human act or a ceremony. Jesus tells us in John 3:3-7 that a person needs to be born again, not by being born of a woman again, but by surrendering to Him, and asking Him for a new life, asking Him to make them into what He wants them to be. Jesus said you must be born of the Spirit. Make sure that you have been! Ask Him today! 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, pressure you to give money, or pressure you to join. We believe in the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and we believe that Jesus was God in human esh. Check us out this Sunday! For the spring and summer seasons, our services begin, with a time of greeting and fellowship, at 9:45 a.m. CT on Sunday. Our worship begins at 10 a.m. For those interested, we have midweek ministry, helping people on an individual basis. Inquire for more information. Come early on Sunday morning so 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 St. 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 tim1@jesusanswers.com www.mexicobeachcwc.com Christians Rise and Shine Tell me Christians are you still out there? If you are, sound off for the Lord and let Him know you care. The bars want two more hours to sell booze in the city. The love of money is the root of all evil and I think its just a pity. They say itll keep the booze hours off the road. They want to keep them in town, till they nish their load. The extra two hours over, you are lled to the top of the craw. When they show you the door, your problem now is getting past the law. If you happen to be on the road at this time of night, Dodging a drunk can be a fright. You commissioners that dont have a problem with this. Need to back up and punt, I believe theres something you missed. You Christians that want to be quiet and thought a good fellow,] Remember silence is not always golden, sometimes its like Brother Tim says just plain yellow. Billy Johnson Thursday, September 1, 2011

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My information was provided by Jim Stephens of the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. If you want to grow Chinese cabbage, the rst thing you have to do is decide on a variety. There are two sub-species of this vegetable and a lot of different varieties in both. To name just a few types of Chinese cabbage, theres michihli, Chinese white cabbage, Peking cabbage, pai tsai, won bok, hakusi, bok choi, shantung, tip top, China king and winter giant. There is a lot more that we havent named. It might help you decide which variety to grow if we talk a little about the two subspecies. The rst is the pe-tsai group. Cabbages in this group are broad-leaved, compact-heading varieties. Cabbage heads may be 6 inches across and either round or cylindrical, in shape. The second group is bok choy group. These are non-heading cabbage varieties that have several thick, white leaf stalks, and smooth glossy, dark green leaf blades clustered together almost like celery. Chinese cabbage is ideal for the fall garden, because it grows best during short days and moderate to cool temperatures, ideally 60 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit. Colder temperatures can cause the cabbage to bolt, which means seed stalks will form before the plant produces good heads. Hot weather causes the heads to become soft and bitter, and also might contribute to bolting. Chinese cabbage matures quickly. Some species need only 40 days from planting to harvest. And even the longer maturing species need only 75 days. Start the cabbage from seeds or transplants. The rows should be 24 inches apart if youre growing a pe-tsai type, space the plants 18 inches apart in the row. Bok choy types can be spaced 8 to 12 inches apart. Use the same soil preparation, liming, fertilization and cultivation practices you would use for ordinary cabbage. For best results, the soil should always be kept moist. Major diseases are downy mildew, black speck, virus and bacterial soft rot. Major insect pests are cabbage worms and aphids. Chinese cabbage is harvested by cutting the entire plant just above the soil line. The entire head or plant may be used, but the outside leaves are usually removed first. Once you harvest the cabbage, there are all kinds of things you can do with it. One of the nice things about this vegetable is its versatility. Chinese cabbage may be used raw in salads and sandwiches to replace ordinary lettuce. Its delicious cooked with meat and vegetables or fried in vegetable oil. It can also be pickled in a salt solution. It can even be dried, and stored for later use. For more information on growing Chinese cabbage, visit http://gulf.ifas.u. edu or contact the Extension Ofce at 639-3200 or 229-2909. Special to The Star The Gulf County Sheriffs Ofce will be conducting vehicle safety and DUI checkpoints during September. The checkpoints will be throughout the county to include U.S. 98 near St. Joe Beach, U.S. 98 and Garrison Ave., C-30 Simmons Bayou, Highway 71 North of White City, Highway 22 and Highway 22-A, Highway 71 and Westarm Creek, Highway 71 Dalkieth Area and Highway 71 near the Calhoun line. Gulf County Sheriff arrest log On Aug. 20, deputies responded to a disturbance in Jones Homestead, Willie Edward Pelt, white male, 29, was arrested for domestic battery and resisting without violence. On Aug. 21, deputies responded to a disturbance on the Overstreet road. They found that Sandra Kelsoe was intoxicated and causing a disturbance. They made arrangements for a family member to come and take her home. When the family member arrived, she again began to scream and holler and was arrested for disorderly conduct. On Aug. 22, Tonya Denise Slade, white female, 39, was arrested on a burglary warrant in reference to a car burglary in 2009. She had been living in Texas. On Aug. 23, deputies observed Arthur Terrell Addison, black male, 54, walking on U.S. 98 with a shovel in one hand and a garbage bag in the other hand at approximately 10 p.m. When the deputy stopped to talk with Addison, he noticed a large rie clip sticking out of the bag. The deputy discovered that the clip was attached to an SKS rie. Addison was arrested for possession of a rearm by a convicted felon. On Aug. 26, deputies responded to a call of a woman walking in the road north of Wewahitchka on Highway 71. The Deputy found Audry Ellen Gough, white female, 27, and told her he would give her a ride to town. The deputy found a pipe in her purse commonly used to smoke crack. Gough was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia. On Aug. 27, a vehicle driven by Carlos Dwayne Rhodes, black male, 38, was stopped for a trafc violation. Deputies found that Rhodes driver license was suspended, and he was placed under arrest for driving on a suspended license. ROY LEE CAR TER County extension director center is planned for the future. I really need volunteers for physical therapy and the gift shop right now, Pendarvis said. The hospital is absolutely growing. Volunteers must be at least 14 years old and must attend an annual training seminar. The hospital staffs volunteers at the front desk, gift shop, emergency room, physical therapy, surgery and administrative support. In addition to the hours donated, volunteers also help raise funds for the hospital. The group recently raised $500 for nonmedical pediatric supplies like toys, Pendarvis said. Because Sacred Heart has only one entrance for all walk-ins and emergencies, the front desk crew never knows what is going to come through the door. Weve had people drive themselves here when having a heart attack, Pendarvis said. And weve seen a lot of gnarly sh hooks. Pendarvis said the hospital has seen a huge increase in tourism trafc this year. The community didnt have a hospital for an extended period of time, Pendarvis said. Its so important to have a community hospital. The intimacy of a smaller hospital is as benecial for the volunteers as it is for the patients. For me and for those of us that are widows, its a social connection, Schweers said. You get to be with people who are of like-minded hearts. Nancy Luther has been volunteering at the hospital since it opened in March 2010. What has kept me here, I guess, is Ive met people that I wouldnt have met in my normal walk of life. Luther said its nice to reassure people that theyre in the right place. Its become a comfortable community place, Luther said, referencing the big Sunday lunch crowds the hospital has been occupying. She said there are often lines snaking out the door for lunch on Sunday. Luther loves to touch base with people she has met through volunteering and enjoys the intimate community environment Sacred Heart provides. She pointed out a collection of black and white photos documenting life in Port St. Joe many years ago, donated to the hospital by a local resident. She noted that one patient pointed out his father in one of the old pictures. This denitely adds to the community aspect of the hospital, Luther said. Its just a wonderful place to be. Jean Etheridge worked the very rst volunteer shift at Sacred Heart. She said her favorite part about volunteering at the front desk is seeing the different people come and go. And then theres the idea you might be able to help somebody in some little way. For more information about volunteering at Sacred Heart, contact Pendarvis at 229-5627. HEARTS from page B1 PASTOR from page B1 the Fitzgeralds were joined by one family that has been waiting for the church to reopen. They said theyve been waiting for God to open this church again, Fitzgerald said. At the following Tuesday service, the two families were joined by one more. In the future, Fitzgerald hopes to start a Sunday school program and a food ministry. He said his family still is adjusting to the move but that the community has been very welcoming. Wewahitchka is just a phenomenal place, he said. Its just amazing the way the community is here. Its been really encouraging. Fitzgerald plans to do some door knocking to welcome everyone to his services and meet the people of Wewahitchka. We need people to help, he said. If anyone wants to sow their talents into the church, it would be greatly appreciated. Fitzgerald welcomes anyone to attend services, held Sunday mornings and Tuesday evenings. He also held a Meet the Pastor reception this past Sunday. We hope we can be a place people nd refuge, he said. An arc of safety from the troubles of this life. Though he still has trouble pronouncing the name, Fitzgerald said he feels Wewahitchka is where he is supposed to be. Weve got one store and one red light, but weve got Tupelo honey, so that makes all the difference, he said. Sheriffs REPOR T Chinese cabbage for the fall

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B6| The Star Thursday, September 1, 2011 CLASSIFIEDS Labor Day Holiday(Monday, September 5)Classified Line Ad D e a d l i n e sThe Port St. Joe Star & The Apalachicola/Carabelle TimesTo Run: Due By:Thursday, September 8 Friday, September 2, 5 p.m. (CST)The classified department and the business offices of The Star and The Times will be closed Monday, September 5. We will reopen Tuesday, September 6, at 8:00 a.m.. 35187S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.: 2011-61 IN RE: The Estate of HELEN EDNA DELOZIER, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of HELEN EDNA DELOZIER, deceased, File Number 2011-61, 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, FL 32456. The names and addresses of the Personal Representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, on whom a copy of this notice is served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, 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 first publication of this Notice is August 25, 2011. Barbara Schadt Delozier 484 Sealy Drive White City, FL 32465 Law Offices J. Patrick Floyd, Chtd. 408 Long Avenue Port St. Joe, FL 32546 Aug 25, Sept 1, 2011 35247S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 11-196CA EMERALD COAST FEDERAL CREDIT UNION Plaintiff, vs. MARGARET H. STEVENS, Defendant. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated August 18th, 2011, and entered in Civil Case No. 11-196-CA of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit of the State of Florida, in and for GULF County, wherein EMERALD COAST FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, is Plaintiff and Margaret H. Stevens is Defendant, I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at the front door of the Gulf County Courthouse in Port St. Joe, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., ET on the 15th day of September, 2011 the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: Lot 14, The Village at Port St. Joe, as per plat rercorded in Plat Book 4, Page 11, in the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. DATED this 19th day of August, 2011. REBECCA NORRIS CIRCUIT COURT CLERK BY: BA Baxter DEPUTY CLERK Sept 1, 8, 2011 3495S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Plymouth Park Tax Services LLC the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No. 366 Application No. 2011-19 Year of Issuance: 2009 R.E. No. 01960-000R Description of Property: Lots 1, 2 and the North 29 feet of Lot 3, in Section24, Township 4 South, Range 10 eWest, according to the Higgins and Hollinger Plat of the Town of Wewahitchka, Florida, and on file in the Office of the Clerk of Circuit Court of Gulf County, Florida. Name in which assessed: David L & Abigail Tauton All of said property being in Gulf County, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the front Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida at 11:00 AM, E.T., Wednesday, the 21st day of September, 2011. Dated this 8th day of August, 2011. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk August 18, 25, 2011 Sept 1, 8, 2011 3491S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Plymouth Park Tax Services LLC the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No. 340 Application No. 2011-13 Year of Issuance: 2009 R.E. No. 01884-010R Description of Property: COMMENCING at an iron rod marking the Southeast Corner of Southeast Quarter of Northwest Quarter of Section 24, Township 4 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida; thence South 89 Degrees 05 Minutes 50 Seconds West (assumed) 647.27 feet to a point on the East right of way line of State Road No. 71, said point being 33.0 feet from and at right angle to the centerline of said State Road; thence North 04 Degrees 46 Minutes 43 Seconds East along the Easterly line of an existing ditch 168.00 feet to an iron pipe for the POINTING OF BEGINNING, thence North 05 Degrees 11 Minutes 45 Seconds West 48.96 feet; thence North 08 Degrees 04 Minutes 27 Seconds West along the Easterly line of an existing ditch 46.68 feet to a point on the Easterly right of way line curve of said State Road No. 71, said point being 33.00 feet from and radial to the centerline of said State Road, said curve having a radius of 1651.42 feet and being concave westerly, thence Northerly along the arc of said curve through a central angle of 20 Degrees 35 Minutes 55 Seconds for 593.71 feet said arc being subtended by a chord bearing and distance of North 10 Degrees 14 Minutes 30 Seconds West 590.52 feet; thence leaving said right of way line curve North 89 Degrees 05 Minutes 50 Seconds East, 784.10 feet, thence South 44 Degrees 34 Minutes 00 Seconds West, 343.36 feet, thence South 40 Degrees 43 Minutes 09 Seconds West 471.08 feet, thence South 46 Degrees 07 Minutes 04 Seconds West 124.53 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Containing 5.536 acres, more or less, and being subject to a drainage easement across the following portion thereof: COMMENCE at an iron rod marking the Southeast Corner of the Southeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of Section 24, Township 4 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida, thence South 89 Degrees 05 Minutes 50 Seconds West (assumed) 647.27 feet to a point on the East right of way line of State Road No. 71, said point being 33.0 feet from and at right angle to the centerline of said State Road; thence North 04 Degrees 46 Minutes 43 Seconds East along the Easterly line of an existing ditch 168.00 feet to an iron pipe for the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence North 05 Degrees 11 Minutes 45 Seconds West 48.96 feet; thence North 73 Degrees 12 Minutes 44 Seconds East 31.22 feet, thence North 46 Degrees 07 Minutes 04 Seconds East 65.00 feet; thence North 40 Degrees 43 Minutes 09 Seconds East 470.75 feet; thence North 44 Degrees 34 Minutes 09 Seconds East 319.77 feet; thence North 89 Degrees 05 Minutes 50 Seconds East 34.22 feet, to an iron pipe; thence South 44 Degrees 34 Minutes 00 Seconds West, 343.36 feet; thence South 40 Degrees 43 Minutes 09 Seconds West 471.08 feet; thence South 46 Degrees 07 Minutes 04 Seconds West 124.53 feet, to the POINT OF BEGINNING. DESCRIPTION BY RECENT SURVEY: COMMENCE at a 4 inch by 4 inch concrete monument (no identification) marking the Southeast Corner of the Southeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of Section 24, Township 4 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida, as shown on the Florida Department of Transportation right of way map as prepared by David H. Melvin, Inc., with a final date of January 13, 1999, (map No. 2190041, Sheet 1 of 9); thence run South 88 Degrees 53 Minutes 21 Seconds West along the South boundary of the said Southeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of Section 24, for 622.82 feet to the Easterly right of way of State Road No. 71; thence Northerly along said Easterly right of way as follows: North 00 Degrees 47 Minutes 33 Seconds East for 75.63 feet, thence South 89 Degrees 12 Minutes 28 Seconds East for 3.28 feet; thence North 06 Degrees 49 Minutes 25 Seconds East for 62.45 feet; thence North 00 Degrees 47 Minutes 33 Seconds East for 29.89 feet to a Set one half inch iron rod and cap LB0732 for the POINT OF BEGINNING; from said POINT OF BEGINNING, continue North 00 Degrees 47 Minutes 33 Seconds East along said Easterly right of way for 50.49 feet; thence North 89 Degrees 12 Minutes 28 Seconds West along said Easterly right of way for 9.84 feet; thence North 00 Degrees 47 Minutes 33 Seconds East along said Easterly right of way for 15.90 feet to a point of curve to the left, thence along said right of way and curve with a radius of 1665.27 feet, through a central angle of 21 Degrees 23 Minutes 44 Seconds, for an arc distance of 621.85 feet (chord of said arc being North 09 Degrees 54 Minutes 20 Seconds West 618.24 feet to a Set one half inch iron rod and cap LB0732); thence leaving said Easterly right of way run thence North 89 Degrees 00 Minutes 45 Seconds East for 751.97 feet to a found 1 and 1/4 inch iron pipe; thence South 44 Degrees 28 Minutes 55 Seconds West for 343.36 feet to a Set one half inch iron rod and cap LB0732; thence South 40 Degrees 38 Minutes 04 Seconds West for 471.08 feet to a Set one half inch iron rod and cap LB0732; thence South 46 Degrees 02 Minutes 21 Seconds East for 123.95 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING, containing 5.502 acres, more or less. SUBJECT TO A DRAINAGE EASEMENT ACROSS THE FOLLOWING PORTION THEREOF: COMMENCE at a 4 inch by 4 inch concrete monument (no identification) marking the Southeast Corner of the Southeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of Section 24, Township 4 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida, as shown on the Florida Department of Transportation right of way map as prepared by David H. Melvin, Inc., with a final date of January 13, 1999, (map No. 2190041, Sheet 1 of 9); thence run South 88 Degrees 53 Minutes 21 Seconds West along the South boundary of the said Southeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of Section 24, for 622.82 feet to the Easterly right of way of State Road No. 71; thence Northerly along said Easterly right of way as follows: North 00 Degrees 47 Minutes 33 Seconds East for 75.63 feet; thence South 89 Degrees 12 Minutes 28 Seconds East for 3.28 feet; thence North 06 Degrees 49 Minutes 25 Seconds East for 62.45 feet, thence North 00 Degrees 47 Minutes 33 Seconds East for 29.89 feet to a Set one half inch iron rod and cap LB0732 for the POINT OF BEGINNING; from said POINT OF BEGINNING continue North 00 Degrees 47 Minutes 33 Seconds East along said Easterly right of way for 50.08 feet; thence North 73 Degrees 07 Minutes 39 Seconds East for 25.35 feet; thence North 46 Degrees 01 Minute 59 Seconds East for 65.00 feet; thence North 40 Degrees 38 Minutes 04 Seconds East for 470.75 feet, thence North 44 Degrees 29 Minutes 04 Seconds East for 319.77 feet; thence North 89 Degrees 00 Minutes 45 Seconds East for 34.22 feet to a found 1 and 1/4 inch iron pipe; thence South 44 Degrees 28 Minutes 55 Seconds West for 343.36 feet to a Set one half inch iron rod and cap LB0732; thence South 40 Degrees 38 Minutes 04 Seconds West for 471.08 feet to a Set one half inch iron rod and cap LB0732; thence South 46 Degrees 02 Minutes 21 Seconds East for 123.95 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Name in which assessed: Taunton Truss, Inc. All of said property being in Gulf County, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the front Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida at 11:00 AM, E.T. Wednesday, the 21st day of September, 2011. Dated this 8th day of August, 2011. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk Aug 18, 25, 2011 Sept 1, 8, 2011 3458S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Plymouth Park Tax Services LLC the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No. 588 Application No. 2011-16 Year of Issuance: 2009 R.E. No. 03083-775R Description of Property: Unit 15, EAGLE LANDING SUBDIVISION, according to the map or plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 6, Page 51, of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida Name in which assessed: Swift Water, LLC All of said property being in Gulf County, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the front Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida at 11:00 AM, E.T., Wednesday, the 14th day of September, 2011. Dated this 1st day of August, 2011. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk Aug 11, 18, 25,2011 Sept 1, 2011 3460S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Plymouth Park Tax Services LLC the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No. 1326 Application No. 2011-17 Year of Issuance: 2009 R.E. No. 06268-044R Description of Property: COMMENCE at the Northwest Corner of Section 7, Township 9 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida, and thence North 00 Degrees 04 Minutes 21 Seconds East 1341.09 feet to the Southwesterly right of way boundary of County Road No. 30-E, thence run along said right of way boundary as follows: South 23 Degrees 25 Minutes 11 Seconds East 1642.44 feet to a point of curve to the left, thence Southeasterly along said curve with a radius of 11426.79 feet thru a central angle of 00 Degrees 29 Minutes 20 Seconds for an arc distance of 97.50 feet, thence continue along said curve with a radius of 11426.79 feet thru a central angle of 00 Degrees 29 Minutes 54 Seconds for an arc distance of 99.39 feet, thence leaving said right of way boundary, run South 66 Degrees 05 Minutes 29 Seconds West 520.00 feet; thence run South 23 Degrees 54 Minutes 31 Seconds East 53.35 feet to a rod and cap for the POINT OF BEGINNING. From said POINT OF BEGINNING continue South 23 Degrees 54 Minutes 31 Seconds East 46.01 feet to a rod and cap, thence run South 66 Degrees 09 Minutes 06 Seconds West 267.93 feet to the approximate mean high waterline of the Gulf of Mexico, thence run North 19 Degrees 21 Minutes 28 Seconds West along said approximate mean high waterline 35.62 feet, thence run North 14 Degrees 39 Minutes 38 Seconds West along said approximate mean high waterline 10.81 feet, thence run North 66 Degrees 10 Minutes 13 Seconds East 263.37 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Containing 0.28 of an acre more or less. ALSO: DESCRIPTION: 12 FOOT INGRESS/ EGRESS EASEMENT A parcel of land lying and being in Section 7, Township 9 South, Range 11 West, and Section 12, Township 9 South, Range 12 West, Gulf County, Florida, and being more particularly described as follows: COMMENCE at the Northwest Corner of said Section 7, Township 9 South, Range 11 West, and thence North 00 Degrees 04 Minutes 21 Seconds East along the West boundary line of Section 6, Township 9 South, Range 11 West, for 1341.09 feet to the Southwesterly right of way fine of County Road No. 30-E, thence South 23 Degrees 25 Minutes 11 Seconds East along said right of way line for 1642.44 feet to a point of curve; thence continue along said right of way line along the arc of a curve to the left which has a radius of 11,426.79 feet and a central angle of 00 Degrees 29 Minutes 20 Seconds for an arc length of 97.50 feet; thence continue along said curve to the left which has a radius of 11,426.79 feet and a central angle of 00 Degrees 29 Minutes 54 Seconds for an arc length of 99.39 feet, thence leaving said right of way line, South 66 Degrees 05 Minutes 29 Seconds West for 520.00 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING, thence South 23 Degrees 54 Minutes 31 Seconds East for 53.35 feet, thence South 66 Degrees 05 Minutes 29 Seconds West for 12.00 feet; thence North 23 Degrees 54 Minutes 31 Seconds West for 53.35 feet; thence North 68 Degrees 05 Minutes 29 Seconds East for 12.00 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. ALSO: A 12’ Easement for the Ingress and Egress as described in the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida, at O. R. Book 176, Page 310-321, located between County Road C-30 and the property described above. Name in which assessed: Richard J. Nelson III & Theresa R. Nelson All of said property being in Gulf County, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the front Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida at 11:00 AM, E.T., Wednesday, the 14th day of September, 2011. Dated this 1st day of August, 2011. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk Aug 11, 18, 25,2011 Sept 1, 2011

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Pet deposit extra, Call 850-648-5338 3 br home with 150 ft boat dock, deep water, year round, Call (850) 348-7774 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 PSJ, 3 br, 1 ba, all brick 404 Battles Street, corner lot large yard, $700 month + deposit 850-229-6403 Would like toSwap my home in a N. Georgia Mountain City, for a home in this area. No money owed, Call 478-252-4636 Wewa, RV’s for rent Weekly or monthly. Includes W/S/E. Also Call 850-639-5721 Large 3 br, 1 ba, CH&A, No pets $400 dep $490 month. 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No experience required. *Immediate Job Placement Assistance *OTR, Regional, & Local Jobs CALL NOW FOR MORE INFORMATION 1-866-280-5309 Port St Joe: 801 20th St, Friday 8:am-3:pm & Saturday 8a.m-12 p.m.2nd Annual labor day SaleHousehold items, Lots of clothing, Toys, Tools, Books, Educational Supplies and Furniture St. Joe 1604 Monument Ave Sat spt 3rd, 8:am-unitlBig Multi Family Yard Sale YORKIE AKC Beautiful Female Puppy10 weeks old, 1st shots and comes with a health certificate $500 Own mom & dad. Call 850-554-0320 Panama City Port St Joe: 801 20th St, Friday & Saturday Sept 2 nd & 3rd 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.Donationsof any kindnow being accepted for our Annual Labor Day weekend yard Sale! Call 850-229-6707 to schedule a pick up. Tax receipts available. 35306S PUBLIC NOTICE The Port St Joe Redevelopment Agency’s regular Board of Directors Meeting will be 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. 35283S PUBLIC NOTICE Blackwater Group, Inc. located at 1306 Lamb Drive, Gulf Breeze, FL 32563, in accordance with requirements of Section V.B. of the March 2005 Nationwide Programmatic Agreement (NPA) for Review of Effects on Historic Properties for Certain Undertakings Approved by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), is requesting comment regarding potential impacts to historical or archaeological properties listed on, or eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP), by construction of a 250 foot monopole communications tower (overall height 260 feet with appurtenances) to be located off of State Hwy 30, in Port St. Joe, Gulf County, Florida, at latitude 29 53’ 43.434” north and longitude 85 20’ 56.578” west. All comments should be submitted within 30 days of the publication of this notice referencing project BLA02P1107 and sent to the attention of Mr. Henry Fisher, Environmental Engineers, Inc., 11578 U.S. Highway 411, Odenville, AL 35120. Mr. Fisher may also be reached via email at towerinfo@ envciv.com, via telephone at (205) 6293868, or via facsimile at (877) 847-3060. Sept 1, 2011 35306S PUBLIC NOTICE The Port St. Joe Redevelopment Agency is seeking qualified landscape firms to bid on the landscape maintenance of a defined portion of the Historic Downtown area. Complete bid packages are available on request from Gail Alsobrook, Port St. Joe Redevelopment Agency, 150 Captain Fred’s Place, Port St. Joe, FL 32456. Bids must be received by 4 pm on Wednesday, September 14, 2011. Phone: 850229-6899. Sept 1, 2011 Classified Advertising works hard ...filling the employment needs of area business firms, helping people to meet their prospective employers, helping people buy and sell all kinds of goods and services, and much more Nothing works harder than the Classifieds held on Thursday, September 15, 2011, at 10 am at 150 Captain Fred’s Place. All persons are invited to attend and participate. Anyone want to appeal an official decision made on any subject at the meeting must have a verbatim record of the meeting that includes the testimony and evidence on which the appeal is based. Sept 1, 2011 Park your car in Classified and see it take off in the fast lane

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Local B8 | The Star Thursday, September 1, 2011 Bayside Surgical Dr Glenn Summers, MD Appointments 850-913-6960 No more Pills. No more Pain. Get back to Living! The New Incisionless EsophyX TIF procedure surgically reconstructs the natural valve that stops acid from coming up. EsohyX is introduced into the body through the mouth, not through an incision. It offers less pain, less risk, no scar, and most patients can get back to work and most normal activities in only a couple of days.

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Labor Day started off as the brainchild of working men, women and children who toiled long hours for meager wages. It was designed to shed light on the poor working conditions and lack of appreciation for the long hours workers put in to make a living. Through the years, Labor Day has evolved from a celebra tion of the humble and overworked to a commercial holi day full of sales and barbecues. That said, the way people celebrate around the country is varied. BACKYARD B ASHES: Just as Memorial Day in May ush ers in the unofcial start of summer (the rst day of sum mer doesnt arrive until mid to late June), Labor Day marks the unofcial end of the season of fun in the sun. Because the new school year is right around the corner for some the very next day backyard parties and events with the barbecue red up are some of the most commonplace fes tivities youll nd on Labor Day. A DAY AT THE B EACH: Even though the warm weather may continue well into October, throngs of sunseekers head to the beach on Labor Day to soak up the rays and taste the delights hawked at seaside boardwalks. Who knows if youll get back to the beach before the season ends, so grab your funnel cakes and tall cups of fresh lem onade while you can. FIREWORKS DISPLAYS: Summer and reworks seem to go hand in hand. So it should come as no surprise that celebrants look to Labor Day as another chance to re off some bottle rockets or pass around the sparklers. For many people, Labor Day marks the last time to head to the beach for some summer fun. These area businesses would like to wish everyone a happy and safe Labor Day weekend. Enjoy your well-deserved day off, but please remember to celebrate responsibly. How Do You Celebrate Labor Day?

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50 For breaking news, visit www.starfl.com Thursday, SEPTEMBER 1 2011Subscribe to The Star800-345-8688For your hometown paper delivered to your home! Real Estate Ad deadline is Thursday 11 a.m. ET Legal ad deadline is Friday 11 a.m. ET Display ad deadline is Friday 11 a.m. ET 227-1278 Classied deadline is Monday 5 p.m. ET 747-5020 Opinion. .......................................A4Outdoors. .....................................A6 Sports...........................................A7Society. .........................................BB2 School News. ................................BB3Faith. .............................................BB4 Obituaries. ....................................BB4Classieds. ....................................BB6-BB7TABLE OF CONTENTS YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER SINCE 1937 THE S TAR YE E AR R 73, NUMBER 46 By Valerie GarmanStar Staff Writer July 2011 brought the Gulf County Tourist Development Council the highest revenue collection it has ever seen. We know weve had more visitors spending more money in one month of time than weve ever had before, said Tim Kerigan, executive director of the TDC. The bed tax collections totaled $196,806 in July, an 11 percent increase from the previous record of $177,315 from July of last year. The numbers also greatly surpassed last months total of $152,823. It was the greatest month weve ever seen by 11 percent, Kerigan said. Not just by a little bit, but by 11 percent. The gross sales report for July totaled more than $5.15 million. The number represents the total dollar amount collected from short term accommodations in July. Thats obviously a signicant amount of money, Kerigan said. The year to date revenue total is nearly $700,000, and with two months left in the scal calendar and big events like the PoJo Live Music Festival coming up in September, the TDC is looking at big number totals for 2011. After revenues dipped last year because of the BP oil spill, Kerigan feels there has been a renewed condence in Gulf County this summer. We knew we were lacking about 40 percent of our normal visitors (last year), Kerigan said. We wanted to make sure we brought those visitors back. With substantial funds from BP, the TDC has focused on creating new events, enhancing old events and has focused more on advertising and developing a brand, Visit Gulf County. Many of the things were doing right now we never would have had the opportunity to do, Kerigan said. The last round of BP funds totaled $1.16 million, and the TDC is currently in its third round. The extra money helped the TDC expand its advertising to include more billboards, television and radio ads and social media ads than ever before. Television has been big for us this summer, said Kerigan, who hopes to expand the range of Gulf County visitors from what he calls the cone on the map. Kerigan said Gulf Countys regular summer visitors can be mapped by forming a cone with your hands and placing it just north of Gulf County, with the tip landing on Atlanta. Fall and winter visitors can be found by simply inverting the cone up into the Midwest. Thanks to some savvy advertising, Kerigan hopes the cone size is only getting larger. County TDC reports biggest revenue everThe July 2011 numbers surpassed Gulf Countys previous record by 11 percentBy Valerie GarmanStar Staff Writer A city can never have too much parking. A representative from the U.S. Department of Agriculture presented a $128,744 grant check to city ofcials Monday at the future site of a new public parking lot. The Rural Business Enterprise Grant from the USDA will be used to pave a 26space parking lot and a 45-foot iconic observation tower on the vacant lot at the southeast corner of Fourth Street and U.S. 98 in Port St. Joe. In order to qualify for the grant, cities and towns must be located in rural areas with a population of less than 50,000, and not adjacent to urbanized areas. Port St. Joe t the grant qualications that focus on assisting small and emerging businesses and rejuvenating local economies. The lot will integrate with recent sidewalk improvements and help connect U.S. 98 to the downtown area. Grants from the Florida Coastal Management Program and contributions from the Port St. Joe Redevelopment Agency (PSJRA) will also help fund the project. This is another great day for the city of Port St. Joe, brought to us by the USDA, said Mayor Mel Magidson. Were very appreciative of them assisting Port St. Joe. The Port St. Joe Redevelopment PSJ accepts Rural Business Enterprise Grant from USDABy Valerie GarmanStar Staff Writer Gene Cox grew up playing in the seagrasses of St. Joseph Bay. I was raised in Highland View, and I used to play in the seagrass when I was a kid, Cox said. I would just cross the street and I was in the water. Now Cox is eager to help protect a part of his childhood. Not to mention, it will give him an excuse to use his little boat. Seagrass monitoring and water quality monitoring may sound like scientists jobs, but you dont need to be a biologist to help track the long-term changes in the bays thriving marine communities. One of only 41 aquatic preserves in Florida, St. Joseph Bay is a key ingredient that drives the local economy, supporting a variety of marine life. The Friends of St. Joseph Bay conducted a workshop Aug. 24 to discuss a volunteer effort to continue monitoring seagrass and water quality in the bays fragile ecosystem, a task previously conducted by the Central Panhandle Aquatic Preserve Ofce. In July 2011, four aquatic preserve ofces in Florida were closed due to legislative budget cuts, including the Central Panhandle Aquatic Preserve Ofce, responsible for the management of St. Joseph Bay. With the ofce closed, the community must rely on volunteer efforts to keep these programs going. Cox and 13 other area residents attended the Volunteers aim to monitor changes in St. Joseph BayEyes on the bay PP HOTOs S By Y Va A LERIE Ga A RMan AN | The StarVolunteer coordinator Kim Wren leads a workshop Aug. 24 to demonstrate the logistics of water quality monitoring and seagrass monitoring in St. Joseph Bay. TOP, the beautiful sunsets over St. Joseph Bay are one of the many reasons visitors come to Port St. Joe. The Bay is one of the citys most valuable natural resources. See BayBAY A5 Va A LERIE Ga A RMan AN | The StarJoe Fritz, area director for USDA Rural Development, endorses a check using Mayor Mel Magidsons back Aug. 29. See GRan ANT A2Kingsh TournamentA6By Valerie GarmanStar Staff Writer Members of the Port St. Joe Planning and Development Review Board (PDRB) passed a motion to approve an application submitted by energy company Rentech to construct a $225 million renewable energy center during a special meeting Tuesday at the Centennial Building in Port St. Joe. About 40 area residents attended the meeting, which was held solely to ensure the development order application was completed correctly and to invite public comment about the project. The application will be submitted to the Port St. Joe City Commission with a recommendation from the PDRB that the city approve the project. The proposed Northwest Florida Renewable Energy Center will burn woody biomass leftover from logging operations to turn generators and create electricity. The plant will input an estimated 930 tons of wood and wood residues per day. Local utilities provider Progress Energy has agreed to purchase energy from the plant. The plant will create 200 jobs during its 18-month construction phase, 25 permanent jobs once opened and about 70 indirect jobs PDRB approves application for renewable energy centerSee En NERgyGY A3 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.

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LocalA2 | The Star Thursday, September 1, 2011 The design for the planned observation tower aims to promote visibility of St. Joseph Bay and the downtown area. COURTESY OF GAIL A A L SOBROOKBy Valerie GarmanStar Staff Writer The organizations name speaks for itself. People Helping People is just that. A very wise man told me when I rst started working with this organization that if I cant give a bag of food, and if I cant help with the utilities, I can always leave them with hope, said Erika White, executive director of People Helping People of Gulf County. With a new location at 2010 Parker St. in Highland View, White is ready to make a name for the grassroots organization as the one stop social service center of Gulf County. We just want to let the community know were here to serve, White said. And we want to let the people donating know that their dollars are helping vulnerable people in this area. People Helping People provides help for people struggling to meet their basic needs by offering food and utility payment assistance, as well at helping people apply for food stamps, cash assistance and Medicaid. They also have a furniture and appliance bank in addition to the food bank. This year, People Helping People will also offer a free income tax assistance program, aimed at helping middle to lower income families get more out of their tax returns. There are a lot of tax credits that people dont realize they can get, White said. People are paying to have their taxes done and they dont have to do that. Twenty ve percent of taxpayers that qualify for tax credit arent claiming it, said Tom Diemer, a tax consultant with the Internal Revenue Service. Diemer said the IRS runs free tax sites across the nation, but no one really wants the IRS to do their taxes. Diemer is working with People Helping People to offer the free tax service in Gulf County, which will be completely volunteerrun. The organization began the free tax program three years ago, but couldnt offer it last year due to lack of volunteer support. White said People Helping People needs volunteers to start training in November to assist with the free tax program, which will start the second week in J anuary. Volunteers are also needed to help with the organizations other services. The ofce is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. ET. We have the facilities to provide (these services), but now we need people to volunteer and help in the food bank, White said. I would love for if people are looking for a place to volunteer, this would be it. White said she also plans to start a community garden, so fresh fruits and vegetables can be offered to needy families in addition to the nonperishable foods kept in the food bank. People Helping People also offers referrals for any services they dont offer, and is looking to partner with other local organizations. People are in need of help. The economy is tough, White said. When people come here sometimes they need to overcome their pride. White said sometimes people just need to be encouraged. People Helping People offers nancial education and mentoring to help fuel positive outcomes in the community. White recalled a recent case in which a family member from out of state called the ofce seeking help for a loved one living in Gulf County. People Helping People was able to assist with the utility bill, but White said the organization provided more than just utility money. They felt as if they had more hope, White said. We want to see everyone leave here with a sense of hope. Robert C. Bruner Attorney Personal & Business BankruptcyOver 30 Years Legal Experience850-670-3030We are a debt relief agency. We can The hiring of a lawyer is an imPeople Helping People offers food bank, free tax serviceWith a new location in Port St. Joe, the organization aims to make a difference Agency intends for the parking lot to be well-lit and well-landscaped, keeping in mind the citys aesthetics. You know the saying you can never be too rich or too thin? Magidson said. Well, a city can never have too much parking. The project is dedicated the Billy Joe Rish Memorial Parking Lot in honor of the long-time city attorney and resident. The site of the new parking lot is located where the late Rishs law ofces once stood. These projects take quite a team effort, said Joe Fritz, area director for USDA Rural Development. Fritz honored the joint effort made by the redevelopment agency, the Rish family, the city and USDA Rural Development. Port St. Joe has had several setbacks in the last few years, Fritz said. In our opinion, Port St. Joe is on its way back. The new lot will support the development of the local economy by providing easier access to shops and businesses and enhancing the areas facade. The observation tower will promote visibility and public access to St. Joseph Bay and historic downtown. The tower is intended to lead visitors to the citys waterfront parks and into the business district. The PSJRA purchased the property through a negotiation with the Rish family on behalf of the city and subsequently deeded the property to the city. Most importantly, were thankful to the Rish family, said Willie Ramsey, a member of the PSJRA board. What an opportunity to honor one of our communitys founding fathers. GRANT from page A1

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LocalThe Star| A3Thursday, September 1, 2011 850-769-1232Mon.-Fri. 8:00am to 4:00pm50-75% Off! All In-stock Lighting!*Offer expires 8/26/11Clip & Save for an Additional 10% Off! Clip & Save for an Additional 10% Off! Clip & Save for an Additional 10% Off! Clip & Save for an Additional 10% Off! By Valerie GarmanStar Staff Writer For low-income families in Gulf County facing skyrocketing utility bills month after month, there is a way out. The federally funded Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) helps reduce monthly energy bills for low-income families by improving the energy efficiency of the home. Its slowly growing, but a lot of times clients live too far on the outskirts to get applications, said Deborah Mabry, weatherization program assistant. Mabry urges potential applicants to look into the program soon, because the funds will expire in March 2012. Because the program office is based in Leon County, Gulf County residents do not have convenient access to apply for services. The average annual energy expenditure for lowincome families is $1,300 annually, which represents about 18 percent of their average income, in comparison to only 5 percent for other households, according to data from the Florida Division of Housing and Community Development Web site. A lot of clients in Gulf County have seen a $50 to $120 difference in their monthly utility bills, Mabry said. The program uses grant money to install solar screens, replace windows and doors, install attic ventilation, repair or replace inefficient air conditioning units, and a variety of other services, all aimed at improving the overall efficiency of the home. To qualify for the Weatherization Assistance Program, applicants incomes must be no more than 200 percent the poverty level. Advantage is given to the elderly, the physically disabled, families with young children and families with a substantial monthly energy burden. Local contractor Pat Hardman of Gulf 2 Bay Construction in Port St. Joe addressed the Gulf County Commission Aug. 23 in an effort to raise local awareness about the program. The folks down here dont even know its existing, Hardman said. If we dont get these funds theyll be used elsewhere. You wont have this much f unds again n these are big bucks. Hardmans construction business works with the program updating the energy efficiency in older homes, but has only completed eight projects in Gulf County. Hardman said the program is filling more requests in other surrounding areas like Leon and Franklin counties. I guarantee we have hundreds of homes that need this and that could benefit from it, Hardman said. They will service if they have the applications. With the stimulus money set to run out by next March, Hardman also urges residents who fit the criteria to take advantage of the program. The major problem is how to get the word out, Hardman said. Id like to see people around here take advantage of it before the money is gone. The programs mission is to ultimately reduce the energy burden many lowincome families face when they receive their electric bills each month. A lot of times these people are paying two or three times more than they need to be paying for electric, Hardman said. Not only are they replacing things, youre saving the low-income people hundreds of dollars on their electric bills each month. Hardman praised the organization for its fair assessment of needs, organization and follow-up. Its a well-run program, she said. The other side of the coin is they just dont have enough people down here asking for the service. Hardman said he hopes local churches and community organizations will get involved and help any elderly or disabled people apply for the Weatherization Assistance Program. The individuals that need this may not be aware, Hardman said. We need to get these folks access to these programs. Mabry urges those interested in applying to contact Capital Area Community Action Agency, the Tallahassee-based company that handles the WAP applications. The office can be reached at 850-2222043. Applications are also available at 522-B First Street in Port St. Joe.Weatherization Assistance Program offers help with energy burden from the employed wood harvesters and deliverers. Several area residents spoke in opposition of the project, claiming the plant will cause harm to the environment and to the health of area residents. Barbara Rutherford-Dorris donned a button stating, No Biomass Incinerator in PSJ! This is not clean energy by any stretch of the imagination, said Rutherford-Dorris, who said she was appalled by the boards approval of the project. Rutherford-Dorris said the plant will emit dangerous dioxins that can lead to heart disease, COPD, asthma and chronic bronchitis. We as a community have a duty to protect this beautiful coastal area, she said. Jane Adkins asked the board why these plans have been the only ones presented to the community. Id like to see some other options, Adkins said. I lived in Los Angeles for 30 years and I know what its like to live in a community where breathing can be hazardous to your health. Local business owner Dave Warriner spoke in favor of the project, saying that the plant will help create solid, well-paying jobs in the area. He cited the pay rates of the 25 energy center employees as ranging from $40,000 a year to $100,000 a year. Warriner, who is in the hospitality business, said his employees rely on the tourist industry for income. This community needs more than tourism, Warriner said. We work hard trying to create opportunities for new industry in this area. This is a rare opportunity for us in tried economic times to move ahead. The city building inspector made a brief statement recommending the board approve the application. The boards vote was unanimously in favor. Id like to see some other options. I lived in Los Angeles for 30 years and I know what its like to live in a community where breathing can be hazardous to your health. Jane Adkins ENERGY from page A1

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OpinionA4 | The Star Thursday, September 1, 2011My energy seems to be fading. With a lot of things going on, I understand this. My oldest has left for college, my other two children start back to school in a few weeks and I dont sleep enough. As the commercial used to say I feel weak and rundown. However, after trying Geritol once, Ill never do it again. I think that it might put me over the edge. If it works for you though, keep taking it. Do they even still produce Geritol? The Internet provides information, rumors and advice. I thought it would be a good place to look for more energy. After Googling, I found my answer, or an article on Ways to Get More Energy. It was on some type of Zen site. I gured out that Zen had to do with Buddhists, of which I am not one. However, I like to keep an open mind (and I do not like Geritol.) Now it was time to look at the 55 ways to increase my energy, I was excited. Maybe just looking at lists increases your energy. Im a start at the end kind of guy, so I started looking at the end of the list. There was some good information there, like eating eggs and getting a good nights sleep, but no magic bullets. I know about sleep and I do like eggs, but I want something that will work immediately (like Geritol, but better tasting.) The list also had other things on it like Yoga, yogurt and not drinking alcohol during the day or late at night. Yogurt is good and I enjoy it. Yoga? Again, that probably has something to do with Zen or Buddha or something. If you enjoy it good for you and keep doing it. I might even pick Geritol over Yoga, then again maybe not, because I like sitting on the oor. Drinking would just put me to sleep and it seems the only time they want you to drink is in the morning. Drinking in the morning would cause problems too, so still no magic bullet. From 30 to 40 on the list, there was really valuable information. The list noted that I should shed a few pounds, eliminate stress and have more sex. Well, I weigh the same as I did in high school 30 years ago and the only way I know of eliminating stress is to die. Im not touching the other. Still going up the list, things seem to be getting better. Tip No. 20 noted that I should Sniff some citrus. Cutting an orange open and smelling of it seems like a good idea, but I dont see how it would last very long and I cant walk around all day with a grapefruit attached to my face. Tip No. 29 says that I should Look on the bright side. I would, but the grapefruit would be blocking my vision. Slowly I worked my way to the top. Drink a lot of water, Use caffeine wisely, and Eat more soluble ber. I do all of that. I love water, I drink coffee about seven times a day and I replaced Tang with Metamucil years ago. Things seem to be coming out all right, but still no more energy. The Top Ten on the list didnt help me much either (but I was hiding number one so that I couldnt see it yet). A power nap to me is what I do between 1 a.m. and 7 a.m. A power snack is lunch. I dont have a stuffy nose to get rid of, so Im putting all my faith in No. 1. I scrolled up on my computer screen. Change your socks for refreshment. At rst, I felt like Ralphie in A Christmas Story, when he used his Little Orphan Annie secret message decoder only to gure out his important message was, Be sure to drink your Ovaltine. Ralphie was devastated, so was I. It was almost as bad as me decoding, Be sure to drink your Geritol. Then I thought about it. I cant ever nd my socks, and when I do, I cant nd two that match. I love the way new socks make me feel. There is nothing like good socks and the thought of good socks more than once a day does seem like it would crank ones tractor. Mama always said something about socks, or holes in socks, or maybe it was about clean underwear. I dont remember. I like the ones with cushy bottoms and reinforced heels and toes. You can nd more stories at www. CranksMyTractor.com and read Cranks My Tractor stories on the Amazon Kindle. Better to be tardy in choosing the right candidate than timely with the wrong candidate. That surely is how the board of the Gulf County Chamber of Commerce must look at the nal selection of a new chamber executive director. The time line of having someone in place was optimistic, and while it was a struggle to operate through most of the summer tourist season with a strictly volunteer staff, if indeed the Chamber has found someone who will help spur economic development in the county, then it has been worth the wait. The Chamber should also be credited for partnering with the Gulf Coast Workforce Board in the search. That eliminated the local politics that a county candidate was not among the nalist underscores the point and also brought experts into the search party. Bringing the nalists to town and having them meet key civic and elected leaders was also an appropriate step for a the board so as to perform all due diligence in putting right person in place. However, during the consolidation of chamber and economic development activities, as requested by the Board of County Commissioners, nding the right candidate will be the easy part. For starters, the new executive director will start completely from scratch within the ofce. The initial organizational chart from chamber president Bobby Pickels was for a director of chamber activities and a director for economic development activities to operate under the executive director, but ultimately, the executive director will have to nd candidates for everything from answering phones to coordinating economic development efforts. The Chamber did the right thing in cleaning house and allowing the new executive director to select their team, but right now the bench is empty, so that must be task one. The new executive director will also have to pick up whatever pieces remained from previous economic development regimes. Whether the previous executive director was living in Gulf County or not, whether the prior Economic Development Council had led all the appropriate annual reporting documents on time or not, the EDC, with an all-volunteer board doing much of the lifting, did make inroads in bringing jobs to Gulf County. While the mayor of Port St. Joe and the chairman of the county commission might have been instrumental in attracting the proposed renewable energy center to Port St. Joe, to argue that the EDC was not crucial in nurturing that project toward construction is fantasy. The EDC should also be recognized for their constant communication with the Port of Port St. Joe, The St. Joe Company on a renewable energy park, of which the Northwest Florida Renewable Energy Center is a key component. Certainly it was not the EDCs fault, which along with Taunton Truss made inroads on a jobscreating house-building project in Haiti, that Haitis government and leadership structure was so tenuous that even two former presidents, Clinton and Bush 43, could not attract the kind of money needed to perform the massive rebuilding of that country. And, on a fundamental level, the tale of the prior EDC and their efforts toward consolidation represents maybe the largest hurdle for the new executive director. Because at the heart of that tale is a question of patience and how much the community and county commissioners will have patience to see meat on the bones. History is not in the executive directors favor. The Board of County Commissioners has blown up the EDC and started over at least three times in the past decade. Each previous executive director had produced some job growth, none of it was deemed satisfactory. In rough terms, the tenures of those prior directors was roughly three to four years, about the expiration time on patience among elected ofcials who control the purse strings. The prior EDC managed to realize less than three years of their pledged ve years of funding from the county before consolidation became the mantra of the commission. The Port St. Joe City Commission is questioning its spending to the chamber and EDC as it prepares its budget. This kind of anxiousness over bang for taxpayer buck is certainly not exclusive to Gulf County. For example, several municipalities in Bay County are questioning their contributions to that countys Economic Development Alliance because elected ofcials dont see the results for the publics dollars. While the balancing act will be tricky, the new executive director has some cards to play. The port is one of the great untapped resources of the region and a perfect testimony to patience; despite nearly a decade of visioning and planning the port remains untapped and the energy plant has the potential to open a door to renewable energy businesses. The public schools are, based on all measurements, outstanding; the Gulf/Franklin Center offers advanced education; tourism numbers in 2011 are strong and have bolstered business up and down the county; there is a small business foundation that is viable; and there is a sense of collaboration behind this consolidation. But, even though almost any economic development will attest that job creation takes time, the honeymoon here will be short. And a community hungry for jobs will accept nothing else from the new executive director of the chamber. I could borrow a Robert Redford mask Keyboard KLATTERINGSGood socks oftenThe new chamber director TiIM CrROFtTStar news editor My old high school is putting on a classless reunion. I think that either means any graduate from any class is welcome to come back, fellowship, reminisce, lie about how well they are doing, or it means the entire alumni of our precious seat of learning is totally without class. I reckon, surely, it is the former, but please remember, I know a lot of those folks. This holy happening is less than a week away! I have got to go on a diet. I might even do a few deep knee bends and jog around the block. If I squint a little, I dont need these glasses. Doesnt Revlon still make a wrinkle go away cream? Ive already bought a bottle of Grecian Formula 44, but Im a mite hesitant to use it. I want a report rst on what happened to the people who tried formula 1-43! I gure Im too late for Botox or plastic surgery. I saw that picture of Jane Hill on Facebook. She looks better now than she did in 1965. How does she do that? Buddy Wiggleton has spent the last 40 years working out with Charles Atlas. Ruth Ann Wiley doesnt seem to age at all. I bet John Ingram could still outrun a late freight. Reggie Lawrence hasnt gained a pound. Folks, I dont think I CAN go back to this thing! I dont want classmates helping me to my seat. I dont want them asking if I was a prisoner of war. Or what type of accident I was in. They stared in disbelief and shook their heads enough at me back in the sixties. I dont want, as Yogi would say, Dj vu all over again. Maybe a disguise would be in order. I could cut my hair short, get one of those collarless shirts and go as Garth Brooks. Or I could put on a wig and one of Omars tents and show up as Mama Cass. Yall think I jest but I dont want to be the only guy at this thing who grew old! It would be neat to hear Leon or Nicky Joe tell that story again about riding the big horse into the prom. I wouldnt even mind Pam Collins talking about the ghts up at the Skyway Grill or the stuff that got left behind Franks Dairy Bar. Ricky Hale could regale everyone again on exactly how Miss Ophelias middle son managed to kick his brand new penny loafer into the soap bucket. And somewhere during this get-together Larry Ridinger will have to sneak off to town and bring back some doughnuts. Gosh, you dont reckon Cynthia Wheat would bring some of her mothers cookies? I would like to get a picture with all the lifeguards from the old Twin Pool days. We might could choose up sides and play a baseball game, just like old times! Im not sure weve got the stomach still for the drag racing down at Clarksburg. But we could replay the night that Long John and the rest of his Highway Patrol buddies sprang from the trees to bust up the festivities. Cars were driving out through elds, down darkened lanes, across wide-eyed towns peoples side yards. And I never did kiss Brenda Ellis. You dont suppose Reunions can be a mixed bag. I sure would like to see how Billie Ruth Kirksey and Linda Quesenberry turned out. But Im not so sure I want them to see the other side of that coin. I would like to ask Hollis Mayo why we called him Frenchy. And I do wonder if anyone remembers when the beer truck turned over out on the Highway 22 bypass. I would also like to know if Bonnie could still cut a rug like she did for those Top Ten Dance Party cameras. Shoot, Ive got scads of memories and I havent even gotten there yet! If Bobby Brewer shows up the whole reunion will be in trouble in fteen minutes! Hell bring recrackers or bottle rockets or mortar rounds. And if we get hungry, hell have a few cans of genuine Red Bird Imitation Vienna sausage in his hip pocket. We could spend a day looking for where we hid those Camels down at the big ditch behind George Sextons house. If the reunion drags a bit we can always go out to Susie Brannons house for some spin the bottle on her front porch. We can circle the town square and roar out to where the old Polar Bar used to be. We could ride to the Shiloh Presbyterian Church cemetery and hold a sance and body raising. It might be more appropriate to have this shindig at the clay pits. If the Mar-vels cant play quite like they did back when, we could all take a swim. Sadly, we cant catch a ick at the Park Theatre. Nor can we look at the Christmas stuff in the basements of J A Abernathys or Bailey Moore Wrinkles Hardware. We can not get a hamburger and play A11 at the City Caf. We cant hop the freight train and ride down toward Como. We cant do a double back ip off the high diving board while Roe Alexander plays The Reverend Mr. Black in the background. And Mr. Gene probably wont cut our hair for a quarter. I dont know if Im talking myself into, or out of, going back for this reunion. You dont suppose Jane Hill is touching up that Facebook picture? Buddy could be wearing a corset. Ruth Ann might be getting some of her youthful look out of a bottle. You know, with some of these older folks, what you see is not always what you get. Respectfully, Kes HUnkerNKER DOWnNKesley Colbert USPS 518-880Published 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 monthsHome delivery subscribers may be charged a higher rate for holiday editons. TO ALL ADVERTISERSIn case of error or omissions in advertisements, the publishers do not hold themselves liable for damage further than the amount received for such advertisement. The spoken word is given scant attention; the printed word is thoughtfully weighed. The spoken word barely asserts; the printed word thoroughly convinces. 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Box 308 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 Fax: Fax: 850-227-7212 850-227-7212 Email: Email: tcroft@star .com tcroft@star .c omComments from our readers in the form of letters to the editor or a guest column are solicited and encouraged. A newspapers editorial page should be a forum where differing ideas and opinions are exchanged. All letters and guest columns must be signed and should include the address and phone number of the author. The street address and phone number are for veri cation and will not be published. Letters must be in good taste and The Star reserves the right to edit letters for correctness and style.A5 | The Star Thursday, September 1, 2011meeting, meant to gauge interest in protecting Port St. Joes most valuable natural resource. Kim Wren, former manager of the Central Panhandle Aquatics Preserve Of ce, led the workshop, laying out what needs to be done to continue monitoring water quality and seagrasses. One of the most productive ecosystems in the world thrives in the seagrass communities of St. Joseph Bay. Of the 7,000 acres of seagrass, nearly 2,000 acres are lightly to severely scarred due to damage from boat propellers. Theres de nitely an increase in prop scar damage, Wren said. People from out of town that dont know the area are going out and getting stuck in the grasses. Buoys have been placed in the bay to ward off boats from shallow areas, but many are lost or in the wrong position. There has also been a problem with people using dated maps to navigate the bay. Its just a nightmare out there, Wren said. Theres a lot of stuff that needs to be done to x this. Wrens slideshow demonstrated her strategy for seagrass monitoring, based off a citizens successful seagrass monitoring program in Australia. The process requires volunteers to annually visit a speci c site in the bay and record the percentage of seagrass present and the percent of coverage in a square meter area. Wren also asked that volunteers record any marine life in the quadrant, speci cally scallops and sea urchins. Its not going to be a very expensive thing to start, if we can nd the people with the boats and the GPS units, said Wren, who was delighted with the number of hands that shot up in the air when she asked Who here has a boat? What were looking at is broad-scale changes, she said. I think this is a really great project and I hope we can get more of the community involved and continue monitoring the bay. Another project Wren hopes the volunteers will get involved with is a statewide volunteerbased project through the University of Floridas Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) that monitors water quality in Floridas lakes and coastal waters. Volunteers will collect water samples from speci c sites and label and lter the water, which will then be tested at an IFAS location. The water will be tested for speci c nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorus, which have been increasing in the bay waters. The biggest challenge is, what are we going to do about this? Wren said. I think the most important thing is education and outreach. Wren hopes to conduct a eld training session sometime in September to demonstrate the processes. Any data that we can get and frequent is going to be bene cial, Wren said. This is a community project and everyone should have input. Charla Boggs, president of the Friends of St. Joseph Bay, said although the workshop had a great turnout, the group could use as many volunteers as possible to help with water quality monitoring and sea grass monitoring. Were not scientists, were volunteers, said Boggs, who hopes the friends group can form an assemblage of people with a variety of expertise. We need volunteers and we need funds, Boggs said. We want to protect the sea life of St. Joe Bay. Boggs said it is essential to continue monitoring water quality and sea grass in order to keep St. Joseph Bay healthy so it can continue to support a variety of marine life. Its such a unique and beautiful area, Boggs said. Growing up, I really took it for granted; it was just kind of there. After living in Eufaula, Ala. for some time, Boggs realized what a precious gem the bay really is. If we dont monitor the water quality of the bay, we might end up like Tampa Bay or St. Andrews Bay and not have the same scallop and sh population, Boggs said. Its very important for tourism here. Wren noted in her presentation that the highest number of scallops since 1996 was recorded in the bay this year. Were trying to avoid the demise of the scallop population, Boggs said. The bay is practically a sh nursery, thats why a lot of people come here. We dont want to see that go away. For more information about volunteering with the Friends of St. Joseph Bay, contact Kim Wren at (850) 670-7718. Send your letters to : Send your letters to :LETTERS TO THE EDITOR LETTERS TO THE EDITOR P.O. Box 308 P.O. Box 308 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 Fax: Fax: 850-227-7212 850-227-7212 Email: Email: tcroft@star .com tcroft@star .c omComments from our readers in the form of letters to the editor or a guest column are solicited and encouraged. A newspapers editorial page should be a forum where differing ideas and opinions are exchanged. All letters and guest columns must be signed and should include the address and phone number of the author. The street address and phone number are for veri cation and will not be published. Letters must be in good taste and The Star reserves the right to edit letters for correctness and style. SHARE YOUR OPINIONS VALERIE GARMAN | The StarA couple walks along the shore of St. Joseph Bay at George Core Park in Port St. JoeBAY from page A1Star Staff ReportThe heat sent panting pups straight into pools of ice water set out this weekend during the rst half of the St. Joseph Bay Humane Societys annual fundraiser. The event kicked off Saturday, Aug. 27, with a 5K run, followed by breakfast and a variety of funlled events and contests. 2011 Paws in the Park 5K Run Results: Overall MaleChallen Hyman, 0:18:47.15; Masters MaleHobson Fulmer, 0:24:22.27; Overall femaleMichaela Ashley, 0:24:22.27; Masters femaleDebbie Chitwood, 0:29:05.70; WheelchairMackey Tyndall, 0:23:46.35. Dog Contest winners were: Amy Everidge with Daisy, a 2 year old pug; Brenda McGinty, with a 3 year old mixed breed dog named Lincoln; Helen Carroll, with a 1-1/2 year old bird dog mix named Hank; and Sean Farnsley, with his dog named Harriet.PHOTOS COURTESY OF DEBBIE HOOPERBELOW, Mackey Tyndall participates in the Paws in the Park 5K on Saturday. Tyndall was the events rst ever wheelchair participant. ABOVE, the heat caused the pups to gravitate towards the pool. Paws in the Park fundraiser held Saturday at Centennial Park

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(From left) Captain Russ Stewart, Miss Kingsh 2011 Allison Gladney, and Larry Lemieux, holding the winning 44.95 pound kingsh.By Valerie GarmanStar Staff Writer Larry Lemieux had $3,000 worth of dj vu this weekend. Lemieux, a charter sherman from Panama City, snagged the winning sh at the 15th annual Mexico Beach Articial Reef Association Kingsh Tournament held last weekend, with a 44.95 pound king. He also won last years tournament with a 40.35 pounder. The familiar gulf glassiness gave way to high winds and whitecaps on Saturday, with three to ve foot seas, but despite the rough offshore conditions, 117 boats braved the angry waters with one thing in mind: reeling in the biggest kingsh. Russ Stewart, captain of the boat Gag Reex whose crew brought in the winning sh, said he and his crew rode off on six foot seas with the wind blowing at 25 knots when they left at 3 a.m. Saturday. The weatherman was right for once, Stewart said. It was nasty. Kingsh eyes gawked open wide, and their mouths gaped open, jagged teeth exposed as anglers carried the slimy swimmers to the scale at the Mexico Beach Marina at the tournament weigh-in, which ran from 15 p.m. CT. Lemieux weighed in his sh around 3 p.m., and watched for two hours as other anglers dragged in sh after sh over their shoulders. Im praying somebody doesnt show up with a 44.96, because then Id be a rst loser, Lemieux said. When asked if he was worried as more and more sh were hauled in, Lemieux said Ask me at 5 Oclock and Ill tell you. Crowds of people poured in around 4:30, anticipating the outcome. But the 26 and 28 pounders didnt measure up. A 53.15 pound wahoo caught by Tanner Alexander came in at about 10 minutes until 5 p.m., blowing the only other wahoo on the scoreboard well into second place. Two minutes until D-day, said tournament director Ron Childs as he canvassed the area with an air horn in hand. If we can see them when I blow this, theyre in. A string of kingsh came in after the air horn sounded. It aint over yet! yelled an audience member. But the anglers weighing in stepped back from the scale one after another shaking their heads. None had the girth to knock Lemieux out of rst place. Lemieux and Stewart both charter shing boats for a living and they said this has been one of the best summer theyve ever had for business. Lemieux said shing for a living gives them an advantage in the tournament. Weve been doing this since we were 3 years old, he said. Were not very popular around here right now, Lemieux said as he was waiting to collect the $3,000 check. Lemieux caught the prize sh on a runner 35 miles off shore. After an exhausting 25 minute battle with it, Lemieux nally got it in the boat. Its a lot of pressure, Lemieux said. You dont want to lose a $5,000 sh. Stewart said kingsh are tricky to catch because they have a tendency to come right up to the boat and then run again. They run and they come back, run and come back, Stewart said. You just got to take your time with them and catch them. Lemieux said he was looking forward to smoked kingsh dip and rainbow runner sashimi. Another big prize was given out on Saturday to the winner of the Panhandle Slam, a prize for total weight from three 2011 kingsh tournaments including the Bluewater Outriggers Offshore Charity Classic, the 7th Annual Offshore Classic and the MBARA tournament. Five thousand dollars were awarded to the Floridaze Adventures shing team, captained by Mitch Coleman, for 91.87 pounds of kingsh. Were actually pleasantly surprised (with the turnout), said tournament director Ron Childs, who didnt expect huge numbers because of the noxious weather. Its hard shing, not for the weak of heart, Childs said. These are strong and sturdy men and women out there. Last year, the tournament had 133 boats entered, and 196 the previous year. Childs said the weather always has a direct reection on the outcome. The wind its just blowing like crazy, Childs said. Weve had Katrina, weve had Irene; one of these days well get a nice weekend. Since 1997, the MBARA has raised more than $1 million and built 200 articial reefs. The annual kingsh tournament is its biggest fundraiser. The money raised from the tournament will be used to build more articial reefs off of Mexico Beach. Weve been able to do really well, Childs said. Weve got some of the best shing right here off of Port St. Joe and Mexico Beach. Corner of Marina Drive next to Piggly Wiggly Port St. Joe, FL www.BWOsh.com Everything for your Outdoor Adventure 151 WEST HIGHWAY 98, P.S.JALLSWIMWEAR UPTO 50 % OFF REGULAR PRICE COME SEE US! Weighing in the kingsh TOURNAMENtT RRESULt TS:1st Place Kingsh, 44.95 pounds, $3,000 Boat: Gag Reex Captain: Russell Stewart, sh caught by Larry Lemieux 2nd Place Kingsh, 30.8 pounds, $2,000 Boat: Flippin Out Captain: Jackson Krause (caught sh) 3rd Place Kingsh, 30.65 pounds, $1,000 Boat: Bobcat Captain: Bob Cox, sh caught by Jimmy Stephens Wahoo, 53.15 pounds, $1,000 Boat: The Illustrious Captain: Alexander Jud, sh caught by Tanner Alexander Spanish Mackerel, 5.8 pounds, $500 Boat: Bonehead Captain: Mike Scott (caught sh) Panhandle Kingsh Slam, $5,000, Total Weight* 91.87 pounds Boat: Floridaze Adventures Captain: Mitch ColemanEmail outdoors news to tcroft@ star.com Page 6 Thursday, September 1, 2011 OUTDoo OO RSwww.starfl.comSection A An angler waits to weigh in a kingsh at the Mexico Beach Marina Saturday. Last years winner snagged the winning catch again FreshwaterKing shing remains the best bet. Most inshore spots out of Mexico Beach are still producing good sh, and Indian pass has seen bigger sh lately. Most bottom shing is slow other than b-liners and grey trigger sh in 60 to 100 feet of water. Gag grouper season is back Sept. 16. Inshore OffshoreLess boat trafc means more trout catches. The grass ats at the head of the bay have been a great place to spot redsh, and at low tide, many can be seen tailing. Fly shing and wade shing will be quieter and more stealthy if the sh are spooky. Scallop season goes through Sept. 27. Find them in 6 to 8 feet of water with shells almost as big as they will get in season. Lake Wimico is on re. Reports of great sheepshead catches, ounder, bass and bream. At Howard Creek, many are rporting good catsh and bream catches as well. SPONsS OrRED bB Y PHOt T OS BY CAROL COX | Special to The StarThe Floridaze Adventures shing team won the $5,000 Panhandle Kingsh Slam, a culmination of three 2011 kingsh tournaments, measuring the combined weight of each tournament weighin. PIct CTURED FROM LEFtT: Miss Kingsh 2011 Allison Gladney, Chad Catron, Todd Krause, Mitch Coleman (captain), and Mark Catron.

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NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS CITY OF WEWAHITCHKAThe City of Wewahitchka has declared the following items as surplus and will accept sealed bids for the purchase of these items. Minimum bid for any vehicle is $150.00. 1. sewer plant aerators (2) 2. 1989 Chevy Van 3. 1989 Ford Pick Up 4. 1978 Ford E70 bread van 5. 1985 Dodge Pick Up 6. 1983 Ford Pick Up 7. 1984 Ford Van 8. 1978 Chevy Step Van Bids must be marked SEALED BID SURPLUS EQUIPMENT and must be received by the City Clerk prior to 12 noon (CT) Monday, September 26, 2011, at the City Annex, 318 South 7 Street, Wewahitchka, FL 32465. Items may be inspected at the City sewer plant during regular business hours Monday through Friday between 8:00 AM and 3:00 PM (CT) by appointment. Please call 850-639-2605. Bids will be opened during the regular City Commission meeting on Monday September 26, 2011, at 6:30 PM (CT). CITY CLERK CONNIE PARRISHThe City of Wewahitchka is an equal opportunity provider and employer. PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA SP O RTs S www.starfl.comThursday, September 1, 2011 APage A7Section Haughty Heron Now Accepting New Members WINE TASTINGS EDUCATION MEMBERDISCOUNTS MEMBER PARTIES The Please call for details (850) 381-0700117SailorsCove, Port St. Joe, FL 32456 (850) 229-3463 Florida Freedom Newspapers Senior quarterback Trev or Lang ran for two touch downs and passed for an other as Port St. Joe blanked Cottondale 27-0 on Friday in a kickoff classic featuring two Rural 1A schools. The Sharks scored all their points by midway through the third quarter. Lang went over from 4 yards following a Cotton dale turnover in the rst quarter. Ramello Zaccaro then sprinted 80 yards for a touchdown and Lang passed 23 yards to Joseph Love to open a 20-0 bulge. Langs 1-yard keeper with 6:12 left in the third quarter completed the scoring. Daniel May kicked three extra points. Trevor showed a lot of composure and leader ship, Port St. Joe coach Vern Barth said. He was the backbone of our ef fort. Lang rushed nine times for 41 yards and completed 2 of 3 passes for 25 as the Tiger Sharks piled up 236 total to 110 for Cottondale. Zaccaro nished with 84 yards rushing and Walt Bowers had ve attempts for 46 yards. Clifford Canty led the Hornets with 51 yards rushing on ve attempts and Norris Calhoun was 14-39. I thought it was a pretty solid performance, denitely an improvement over last year, Barth said. Weve still got a lot of room to improve, but over all Im very pleased with the effort. Jarkice Davis, a fresh man outside linebacker was all over the eld for us, and I thought a real solid performance was by senior linebacker Walt Bowers. He was a big force inside. Port St. Joe opens the regular season tomorrow at Gulf County rival Wewa hitchka at 7 p.m. CT.Port St. Joe shuts out CottondaleStar Staff ReportA new school year means a new year of fund raising for members of the Shark 100 Club. The club has raised an estimated $100,000 for Port St. Joe High School athlet ics since 1986, and doesnt plan on stopping anytime soon. The club provided $2,500 last week to football coach and athletic director Vern Barth. The money was left over from last years fund raising efforts. The money is used to defray costs for all athletic programs, which receive no funding from the Gulf County School Board and must rely on boosters. The team did kick off to an excellent start with a win at the jamboree Friday night, said Shark 100 Club President Willie Ramsey. The community rallied in support of Port St. Joe Ath letics. The Shark 100 Club of fers several levels of par ticipation: Sand Shark For a $50 donation, any parent of a Tiger Shark athlete earns a Shark 100 hat and recog nition in the football pro gram; Tiger Shark For $100, individuals, businesses and organizations receive one Shark 100 hat, two re served home football tick ets, program recognition and reserved parking at football games; Mako Shark For $250, individuals, businesses and organizations receive two Shark 100 hats, two reserved seats at home football games, special pro gram recognition and re served parking at football games; Bull Shark For $500, businesses, individuals and organizations receive two Shark 100 hats, two re served seats at home foot ball games, two reserved seats at home basketball games, special program recognition and reserved parking at football games. Checks should be sent to Shark 100 Club, P.O. Box 524, Port St. Joe, FL 32457.VALERIE GARMAN | The StarMembers of the Shark 100 Club present contribution checks beneting Port St. Joe High School athletics.Star Staff Report On the rst day of the 2011 volleyball season the Lady Tiger Sharks of Port St Joe High School trav eled to Bay High School. The Lady Tornadoes of Bay won the match 3 sets to 1. Port St. Joe struggled all evening with serve re ceives and back row pass ing. The team did, however, serve 15 aces and had a combined team total of 21 kills. Overall it was about the team dynamics, said Coach Wayne Taylor. There appeared to be some confusion in some of the plays and there will be plenty of things to work on during practice. Number one will be team condence. I believe we have the talent to play hard against any op ponent in our area. We just have to put it together as a team. The season opener at home will be Tuesday, Sept. 6, against Rutherford. Ju nior varsity is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. ET and varsity will be at 6:30. Come and see the Lady Tiger Sharks! PSJ volleyball drops season opener Shark 100 Club starts fundraising Blountstown has fast start, pounds Wewa in kickoff classicBy Jason ShootFlorida Freedom Newspapers BLLOUNNTSTOWNN Pick a gap, any gap. Blountstowns Wing-T of fense consistently deceived Wewahitchka in a 34-14 vic tory in a preseason football game Thursday night at Bowles Field. Sophomore wingback Javakiel Brigham show cased his ability in the open eld and ran for three touchdowns to pace the Blountstown rout. Brigham nished the night with 90 rushing yards on just seven carries. After Wewa made the contest a two-possession game with a touchdown just after halftime, Brigham put the game out of reach with his third scoring romp, a 23yard burst weaving through the Wewa defense. Every running back runs a (4.5-second dash) or under, Brigham said. If we can get to the outside, were gone. Blountstown quarter back Hunter Jordan, the son of Tigers head coach Greg Jordan, mishandled a few snaps and may have held on to the ball too long on a couple of his pass attempts. Still, the Tiger sophomore generally looked comfort able in his rst start run ning his teams read-option offense. Jordan stands 6-foot-3, 228 pounds, and he was a tough tackle for Wewas be leaguered defense. Jordan nished with 54 yards on nine carries, and he added 58 yards on 3-for-6 passing. It took me a little time to get comfortable, said Jordan. Then the offense started to get rolling. Brigham broke a score less tie just 3 minutes into the game with a 7yard touchdown run on fourth-and-2. Brigham took Hunter Jordans handoff to the left but was corralled by the Wewa defense. The Tiger sophomore reversed course, cut back inside and found an open path to the end zone. Marquel Thomas dou bled the Tigers lead to 14-0 with a 5-yard scamper to the right side with 29 seconds left in the opening quarter. Thomas, who added an 85yard touchdown run at the tail end of the third quarter, racked up 99 yards on four carries. Blountstown ran 18 plays in the rst quarter compared to Wewas three. The Tigers defense held Wewahitchkas offense to minus-3 yards through the rst 12 minutes. The Tigers took a 210 lead into halftime when Brigham broke loose on a 42-yard touchdown run with 41 seconds left in the second quarter. As he did on his rst touchdown run, Brigham eluded several would-be tacklers before nding open eld on his way to the end zone. Blountstown nished the rst half with 180 yards of total offense, 149 of them on the ground on 24 carries. The Gators had 73 yards, 68 of them rushing. Wewahitchka, under the direction of rst-year coach Dennis Kizziah, played bet ter on the offensive side as the game progressed. Quarterback Justin Flow ers punched the ball into the end zone from 1 yard to cap a 7-play, 54-yard drive and pull the Gators within 21-6 early in the third quarter. Flowers compiled 61 yards on 11 rushes, and Jalyn Addison contributed with 10 carries for 66 yards. Theryl Brown added 48 rushing yards, including a 5-yard touchdown run with 2:45 left in the game. Wewa opens its season ofcially next Friday at home against county rival Port St. Joe, and Blount stown travels to Bonifay to play Holmes County. Both matchups are non-league games and kick off at 7 p.m.

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LocalA8 | The Star Thursday, September 1, 2011Star Staff ReportThis year marks more than a quarter-century of dedicated volunteerism during the 26th Annual In ternational Coastal Clean up. Hundreds of thousands of volunteers around the world will continue the tradition, spending a few hours removing trash from their local beach or waterway and keeping track of everything they find on standardized data cards. The Ocean Conservan cy and the Mexico Beach Civic Association will hold the annual beach cleanup on Saturday, Sept. 17 from 8:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. CT at Mexico Beach. All willing volunteers of any age are welcome to partic ipate. Volunteers will meet at Sunset Park at Highway 98 and 19th Street, next to the El Governor Motel. Cleanup supplies, water and snacks will be pro vided. The Ocean Conservan cy uses this data to create the worlds only state-bystate, country-by-country index of what is trashing our ocean, lakes and riv ers, which has helped to identify the sources and solutions to marine debris over the past 25 years. In 2010, more than 615,000 volunteers removed more than 8 million pounds of debris in 114 countries. The International Coastal Cleanup is a great opportunity for our com munity to get together and do something positive and needed for our stretch of beautiful coastline and at the same time be part of a worldwide cleanup effort helping to stop pollution of our oceans, said Jane Mathis, ICC Coordinator for Mexico Beach. In 2010, Florida had 25,290 volunteers (2nd in the U.S.) who collected almost 350,000 pounds of trash from more than 1,100 miles of shorelines and underwater areas. Ap proximately 30 volunteers in Mexico Beach collected more than 540 pounds of trash from our 3 miles of beach and dunes, Mathis said. Ocean Conservancy President and CEO Vikki Spruill said, Over the last quarter-century, the Inter national Coastal Cleanup has grown from a single cleanup on a Texas beach to a worldwide movement to end the threat of trash in our ocean, our life sup port system. In fact, over the past 25 years of Ocean Conservancys Interna tional Coastal Cleanup, more than 8.5 million vol unteers have removed 145 million pounds of trash from the shores of lakes, streams, rivers, and the ocean on just one day each year, They have recorded every item found in cluding 53 million ciga rette butts, 14 million food wrappers and containers, 13 million caps and lids. The list goes on and on, giving us a clear picture of the manufactured items impacting the health of humans, wildlife and econ omies. The hard work of volunteers culminates in the only global snapshot of the problem of marine de bris every year, generated by Ocean Conservancy to enlist lawmakers, corpo rations, communities and individuals in solving this serious pollution problem. Our challenge remains. The threat that marine debris poses to the health of our ocean continues to grow, and each of us as individuals has a role to play in turning the tide. Trash does not fall from the sky, it falls from hu man hands and those hands have the power to stop it. Whether we live near a coast or hundreds of miles inland, we are all connected to the ocean and share a responsibility for its care. Visit www.oceancon servancy.org/cleanup for additional information and the 2011 report. For more information on the cleanup contact Jane Mathis at 850-6485900. Recently I went to the Humane Society and adopted my 4th child Slim Pickins. I was overwhemled at how many pets there were to be adopted. Animals are being dropped off or picked up daily, either because the owners can not take care of them or they are found side the road, wondering around looking for something to eat or drink. Anyone whos ever taken in an adopted dog knows that they are the most loving, and friendly pet theyve ever had. Beginning Friday, September 9th (and every 2nd Friday of each month) we will feature Dogs for Dogs. Come by the Port St. Joe Marina around lunchtime (11:00 a.m. ~ 2:00 p.m.) and enjoy an all you can eat hot dog lunch (chips, and soda) included for a $5.00 cash donation. All donations will be given to St. Joseph Bay Humane Society.This event is open to the public, so please help us spread the word. Dogs for DogsSeptember 9, 2011At Port St. Joe Marina 340 Marina Drive, Port St. Joe, Fl 32456 850-227-9393 PUBLIC NOTICEThe Public Hearing for Northwest Florida Renewable Energy Center, LLC that was previously scheduled for Tuesday September 6, 2011 at 6:00 has been cancelled. However the Regular City Commission Meeting will take place at City Hall 305 Cecil Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida. (There will be no meeting at The Centennial Building.) Interested persons may attend and be heard at the public hearing or provide comments to the Planning and Development Review Board, 305 Cecil Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. 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. Information prior to the meeting can be viewed at Building Department at 1002 10th Street, Port St. Joe, Fl, 32456. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing special accommodations to participate in this proceeding should contact Jim Anderson, City Clerk at (850) 229-8261 Ext 113. Aaron Farnsley, AIF, CFP, MBA Farnsley & Johnston 505 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe, FL 32456 850.227.3336 aaron.farnsley@farnsley.com Annual beach cleanup to be held in Mexico Beach PHOTOS COURTESY OF JANE MATHISVolunteers work to pick up trash along the shorelines of Mexico Beach. A volunteer loads some debris into a truck during last years cleanup along the shoreline of Mexico Beach.Over the last quarter-century, the International Coastal Cleanup has grown from a single cleanup on a Texas beach to a worldwide movement to end the threat of trash in our ocean, our life support system. Vikki SSpruill Ocean Conservancy President and CEO

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COMMUNITY www.starfl.com BPage 1Section Thursday, September 1, 2011By Valerie GarmanStar Staff Writer On State Highway 71 in Wewahitchka, an old marquis with a red, spray-painted arrow beckons drivers to the CHURCH ON BAY AVE. The Calvary Chapel has been closed for four years, but the lights have been on the past few weeks. The pianos need to be tuned and the building needs a fresh coat of paint, but it no longer looks like the overgrown forest it did in weeks prior. Pastor Louie Fitzgerald said his faith called him to Wewahitchka to rebuild the church on Bay Avenue. He recently moved his family to the town to accomplish the task. We truly feel like God brought us up to this area, Fitzgerald said. I feel like God is wanting to do something here. Fitzgerald, his wife, Lisa, and their four children moved from South Florida, where Fitzgerald worked at a progressive, 1,600-seat Fort Myers church called Light. Fitzgerald was asked by the head bishop of the Church of God if he would be interested in moving to Wewahitchka to reopen a church. We prayed about it, and we just thought Wewahitchka was the place to come, he said. We saw (the church) at its worst, but we still thought God was leading us here. The Fitzgeralds have yet to decide a name for their church, but they know their motto will be the singing church. Fitzgerald and his 11-yearold daughter, Rebecca, sing and play piano, wife Lisa sings and plays tambourine, 12-year-old son Jeremiah plays drums and 5-yearold Kayle and 3-year-old Gracie are already showing interest in music. After playing one of his favorite gospel songs to an empty room, Fitzgerald said he cant wait to get the church rockin. I think we live in a time where people really need to be singing and worshipping, he said. The church already was equipped with two pianos though one has a bad key and a speaker system. I thought it was going to be a lot worse when I walked in, Fitzgerald said. We want to be a light to the community. A place of hope, and a place of love. At their rst Sunday service, Hospital volunteers offer support for patients, familyBy Valerie GarmanStar Staff Writer Elizabeth Schweers was left alone with her panic, unaware if her husband was dead or alive. When her husband passed away, Schweers said she was utterly ignored by the hospitals front desk staff at because she didnt have his proper identication. They wouldnt talk to me, and they left me in a room alone for 20 minutes, Schweers said. It was just cold. After the experience, Schweers promised herself she would not become part of the problem, but instead part of the solution. As a volunteer at Sacred Heart Hospital in Port St. Joe, Schweers and the rest of the front desk volunteers make it a priority to welcome everyone who comes through the door and direct them to the right place. We make sure theyre not overlooked. Schweers said. Its subtle, but it really makes a difference. Upon entering Sacred Heart, you are guaranteed to be greeted by anywhere from one to ve smiling faces. On a recent Monday morning, a group of four women donning turquoise volunteer shirts was settled at the front desk, ready to pounce. Many have been volunteering at the hospital since its opening in March 2010. The volunteers take turns ushering wheelchairs in and out of the sliding doors, giving directions, offering coffee and driving the courtesy golf cart shuttle back and forth from the parking lot. Youre scared enough when you enter a hospital, Schweers said. I think we understand our role as hospitality providers, and we take the hospitality part very seriously. Schweers is a volunteer from Stephen Ministry, a nationwide pastoral counseling and caregiving program where members visit with patients and offer prayer. There are seven Stephen Ministers volunteering at Sacred Heart. Especially in the ER, it can be pretty stressful, Schweers said. There are a lot of people that are lonely and hurt and need somebody to talk to. Schweers recalled a tragedy in which a man was fatally struck by lightning while vacationing in the area with his family. The woman came in and said, I just want my husband back, Schweers said. We provide somebody to listen. The mantra for Sacred Heart is to provide a caring presence. Sacred Heart staffs 105 volunteers and recently surpassed 15,000 total volunteer hours since the hospital opened. Volunteer coordinator Paulina Pendarvis said the hospital is extremely lucky to have such a large group of dedicated volunteers. Its a great reection of community support, Pendarvis said. With such a small county population and to have 105 volunteers, they really take care of their own. Pendarvis said she even has volunteers commute from neighboring communities like Wewahitchka and St. George Island. But as the hospital continues to grow, so does the need for volunteers. A new medical ofce building opened earlier this year, with a rehabilitation center and a physicians ofce, and a womens Pastor Louie Fitzgerald sings and plays one of his favorite gospel songs on the piano. Fitzgerald hopes to incorporate as much music as possible into his services. VALERIE GARMAN | The StarPastor aims to make church a place people nd refugeLike-minded hearts First Fridays to include art stompStar Staff ReportGulf Alliance for Local Arts First Fridays, with its home at the historic Port Inns Thirsty Goat, will be busting at the seams and overowing onto Reid Avenue and throughout downtown L abor Day weekend.  Locals and visitors are encouraged to travel throughout downtown from 5-8 p.m. ET to nd numerous shops and restaurants presenting a multi-discipline showing of art works and live music with great sales, culinary delights and plenty of drink specials to quench the thirst. As folks make their way throughout downtown, theyll be greeted with a complementary appetizer and beverage at each participating business and nd the sounds of live music carrying them down the street, with live music in the courtyard between No Name Cafe and Bow Wow Beach Shop, as well as the corner of Second Street at Steamers Hot Dogs.    The Gulf Alliance for L ocal Arts  (GALA) presents  Randall Big Daddy Webster and Professor Joel C. Johnson on Sept. 2. Currently on a world concert tour, Webster, of Tallahassee, and Professor Jol C. Johnson, from Orlando, are a formidable duo with a combined 58 years performing blues and jazz music and more than four years in the recording studio with Big Daddy & Red Hot Java. They have also partnered on national and inter national tours  Webster and Johnson just completed their new duo CD The Wounded Healer. For more information on First Fridays, contact Amber Davis at 541.3981 or ADavis@StateCraft. us. Enjoy live music Thursdays in SeptemberStar Staff Report The Mexico Beach Community Development Council invites everyone to come out tonight to enjoy live music as the sun sinks down over the gulf. Beginning tonight, and continuing every Thursday in September, the Mexico Beach CDC presents live music at Sunset Park next to the El Governor Motel in Mexico Beach. Tonight kicks off with music from The Bo Spring Band. The show begins at 6 p.m. CT and wraps up around 8 p.m., with a waterfront sunset somewhere in between. We have a real variety (of music), said Kimberly Shoaf, director of the Mexico Beach CDC. Its all family appropriate, so you can bring the kids and enjoy. Shoaf said the concerts provide a laidback, family-friendly atmosphere, with easy listening music including jazz and soft rock. Parking is available at the El Governor Motel or across U.S. 98. Make sure to bring your lawn chairs, and dont forget your blankets and coolers, Shoaf said. Just come out and have a good time. The September lineup includes: Sept. 1: The Bo Spring Band Sept. 8: Papa Smurf Sept. 15: The Currys Sept. 22: Heat and the Zydeco Gents Sept. 29: Shawn Rader & Family VALERIE GARMAN | The StarThe Monday morning front desk volunteer group at Sacred Heart Hospital, from left, is volunteer coordinator Paulina Pendarvis, Frankie Taylor, Jean Etheridge, Barbara Schattle, Nancy Luther and Elizabeth Schweers. See HEAR EAR TS B5 See PA A STORR B5 SACRED HEARt T HospOSPItT AL voVOLUNtTEERsSEspecially in the ER, it can be pretty stressful. There are a lot of people that are lonely and hurt and need somebody to talk to.EElizabeth Schweers Sacred Heart Hospital volunteer

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B2 | The Star The family of Dave Maddox requests the pleasure of your company at his 90th birthday celebration Sunday, Sept. 11, 3-6 p.m. ET at the Maddox home, 601 17th Street, Port St. Joe. DAVE MADDOX TURNS 90From staff reports 2011 annual N N oma community reunionThe annual Noma Community Reunion will be held in the Noma Town Hall building on Saturday, Sept. 3. The town hall will open at 10 a.m. CT and lunch will be served at noon. All past and present residents and their friends are cordially invited to attend. People planning to attend are asked to bring a well-lled basket of their favorite dishes. Also, please bring tea, if that is the beverage you prefer. Soft drinks, ice, cups, plates and eating utensils will be furnished. This gathering, held on the Saturday before Labor Day, strengthens the bonds of friendship and lets us relive memories of the past. Anyone desiring additional information is urged to contact Ludine Riddle at 850-974-8438.Juvenile Justice Council meetingThe monthly Gulf County Juvenile Justice Council meeting will be held on the first of the month, Wednesday, Sept. 7 at 3 p.m. ET at the Port St. Joe Fire Station building located at 408 Williams Avenue in Port St. Joe. Public attendance and participation is welcome. For more information, contact Amy Rogers, chairperson, at 229-1551.Book signing 40s night launch partyAuthor Michael Lister will be reading from and signing his latest novel, The Big Goodbye, a romantic thriller set in Panama City in 1943 at a 40s Night Party at City Arts Cooperative on Friday, Sept. 2, from 6-10 p.m. CT. This exciting event will include live 40s music, 40s era art by local artist, lm noir, costume contests, games, prizes, food. Step back into Panama City of the past. A Gift of Health & For Skin Sake, LLCWe have the services to help heal the internal body as well as the external appearance. Come visit us in our newly renovated facility.Marsha Mongoven, Estheticianwww.forskinsakellc.com850-819-4492429 S. Tyndall Parkway, Suite M: Callaway, FL 32404Brenda Cushing, LMT 7350www.agiftofhealthvpweb.com850-914-0313 Massage Therapy & Skincare New Sunlighten Infrared Sauna MA21854 Free Microderm is included with rst Facial Service Qualications: Expertise in: Now Accepting AppointmentsCall Toll Free 888-681-5864 For more info www.seclung.com Lung Disease SpecialistRob Garver, MDNow Seeing Patients in Port St. Joe NOW BCBS-FL IN-NETWORK PROVIDER dbutler@coastalcoverage.com Locally owned and operated to meet all your insurance needs SouthernCookingatitsBest Best Food Best Pricesfor Local Seafood & Steaks onShrimp Fried or Grilled w/ 2 Sides $10.95 8 oz. Ribeye w/ 2 sides $11.95 8oz. & 16oz. Black Angus (Hand Cut) Ribeyes Fish Basket w/ 2 sides $9.95 8 oz. Burgers w/FF $9.95Hours: 236 Reid Ave (850) 229.7121 THURSDAY & FRIDAY NIGHTS 6 8:30 CHEESE BURGER CORNER OF 2ND AND REIDAVE. PORT ST. JOE.OPENDAILY 118:30, SUNDAY 18 BARLOWSWell Drilling Pump Repair & Water ServicesWell Drilling & Pump Repair Deep or Shallow WellsServing Gulf, Franklin, Bay, Calhoun, Washington & Liberty Counties 850-639-9355 or 850-814-7454 LICENSED &INSURED WEEKLY ALMANAC St.Joseph Bay Apalachicola Bay, West PassTIDE TABLES MONTHLY AVERAGESTo 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 ALMANACCall Today!227-7847Date HighLow% Precip Thu, Sep 191 7540% Fri, Sep 287 7640% Sat, Sep 386 7640% Sun, Sep 487 76 40% Mon, Sep 586 7440% Tues, Sep 686 7340% Wed, Sep 788 72 40%9/1Thu12:08AM 1.6 H 08:51AM 0.4L 9/2Fri12:46AM 1.8 H10:42AM0.2L 9/3Sat01:40AM 1.9 H12:34PM 0.1L 9/4Sun02:46AM 2.0 H02:10PM 0.1 L 9/5Mon04:02AM 2.0 H03:25PM 0.0L 9/6Tue05:22AM 2.0 H04:23PM 0.1L 9/7Wed 06:37AM 2.0 H05:06PM 0.1L 9/1Thu05:38AM 1.6 H 12:42PM 0.4L 07:20PM 1.4 H 9/2Fri 12:24AM 1.1 L 06:04AM 1.7 H 01:45PM 0.3 L 08:41PM 1.3H 9/3Sat 12:46AM 1.3 L 06:37AM 1.7H 03:01PM 0.3 L 10:31PM 1.2H 9/4Sun 01:00AM 1.3 L 07:18AM 1.7H 04:31PM 0.3 L 9/5Mon 08:12AM 1.7 H 05:56PM 0.3L 9/6Tue 09:24AM 1.6 H 07:06PM 0.3L 9/7Wed 02:58AM 1.3 H 05:54AM 1.4L 10:57AM 1.6 H 08:03PM 0.3L Thursday, September 1, 2011 Society HAPPY 7th bBIRThHDAY, cCAROLINE Caroline turned 7 on July 18. We are so thankful to have you and love you so much Snaggle Tooth. Love, Mom, Kevin, Brooke, Jackson and Cameron. Society bBRIEFS Jackson Davis Cherry turned two on July 15 and celebrated on Saturday, July 23 with family and had a Thomas the Train theme. Jacksons parents are Kevin and Stephanie Cherry. He has two sisters, Brooke and Caroline Hysmith and a brother, Cameron. Jacksons grandparents are Terry and Debra Watson, Carol and Eric Mann and Ronnie Cherry. You are our big boy and we love you. hHAPPY bBIRThHDAY, jJAcCKSON Births & bBIRThHDAYS

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Special to The StarEach year the School District updates its Student Progression Plan and the Code of Conduct based on legislated mandates and district and school recommendations. The school board approved the following changes at its July 21 meeting:Student ProgressionElementary : Internet safety is added to the curriculum. Students scoring Level 4 or 5 on FCAT reading or math may take accelerated courses through the Florida Virtual School. Students should master the revised Sight Word list by the end of grade 3 in order to be prepared for the increased rigor and expectations of subsequent years. Middle School : Students scoring Level 4 or 5 on FCAT reading or math may take accelerated courses through FLVS or through the high school curriculum. High School : Students scoring Level 2 on FCAT reading will take a reading course and compensatory English unless the student is enrolled in a core content course and the teacher is reading endorsed or has met the minimum reading training required by the state. Students entering grade 9 in 2011-2012 must graduate from high school having taken at least one online course. The College Placement Test (CPT) has been replaced with the Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (P.E.R.T). Cut scores for dual enrollment courses are College Algebra (MAT 1105) 123-150; Freshman Comp. (ENC 1101) 104-150; Writing Skills I (ENC 1101) 99-150.Code of ConductPossession of cell phones by any student is allowed as long as the electronic device is kept in the students locker, purse or pocket. Violation of this policy may result in suspension. Offense of Sexting The act of electronically sending sexually explicit messages or photographs of ones self or others. A minor who knowingly (1) uses a computer or any other electronic device capable of electronic data transmission or distribution to transmit or distribute to another minor any photograph or video of any person which depicts nudity as dened in statute and is harmful to minors; (2) possesses a photograph or video of any person that was transmitted or distributed by another minor, which depicts nudity as dened by statute and is harmful to minors, the student will be suspended and remanded to the court as stated in the new section of statute. The number of days suspended will depend upon the level of the offense as stated in the Student Handbook at each school. Dress Code Students are prohibited from wearing clothing to school during the regular school day that indecently or in a vulgar manner exposes underwear or body parts or that is disruptive to an orderly learning environment. First Offense Verbal warning and principal must call the parent or guardian. Student must correct dress code infraction immediately or be sent to In-School Suspension (ISS) for the remainder of the day. Second Offense Student is ineligible to participate in extracurricular activities for up to 5 days and the principal must meet with the parent or guardian. Third and Subsequent Offense The extra curricular exclusion is extended up to 30 days and the student must be placed in ISS for up to 3 days and the principal must both call and send written notice to a parent or guardian. FCAT reading data for grades 3-10 reported by number and percent for Levels 1 and 2: Grade 3 Level 117 (12 percent), Level 2 -18 (13 percent); Grade 4 Level 1 14 (10 percent), Level 221 (15 percent); Grade 5 Level 1 19 (12 percent), Level 2-22 (14 percent); Grade 6 Level 1 21 (14 percent), Level 2 26 (17 percent); Grade 7 Level 111 (7 percent), Level 2 25 (16 percent); Grade 8 Level 1 22 (14 percent), Level 2 35 (21 percent); Grade 9 Level 1 21 (14 percent), Level 2 49 (34 percent); Grade 10 Level 1 49 (32 percent), Level 2 90 (27 percent). Third grade promotion for Good Cause : NRT: three; ESE: four; Portfolio: seven. For more information about your childs school you may access the Florida Department of Education at www.doe.org (School Grade and Adequate Yearly Progress) or the districts webpage via www.gulf.k12. .us. Look under documents for the Student Progression Plan, Code of Conduct, the Title I Parent Involvement Plan, School Improvement Plans and other documents of interest. 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Faith Christian School welcomes new teacher The Lions Tale DAZZLING DOLpPHINsSK-Carson Hendricks; 1st grade-Eli Fidler, 2nd gradeMadelyn Gortemoller; 3rd gradeKassidy Rafeld; 4th-Brandon Barnes; 5th-Kindra Laguera; 6th-Hannah Rodriguez. School Bus Riders of the Week : Shaleigh Jackson, Natalie Graziano and Ciara Glenn. Star Staff Report FDLRS/PAEC and the Gulf County School District work together to identify children with special needs. Vision, hearing, speech, and developmental screenings will be provided for children ages 3 to 4 years old that are suspected of having a disability and are not enrolled in public school. The parent or legal guardian must provide permission for the child to participate in the screening. Screenings are by appointment only and will be held on Friday, Sept. 2, at Port St. Joe Elementary School from 9-11:30 a.m. ET. Please call 1-866-2776616 or (850) 872-4857 to schedule an appointment. To register for VPK (Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten), children must be 4 years old on or before September 1st. Please call the Early Learning Coalition at 747-5400 for more information and to apply for a Pre-K certicate. No screening is required.Disability screenings at Port St. Joe ElementaryStar Staff ReportThere will be an important meeting for parents of third graders at Port St. Joe Elementary School on Tuesday, Sept. 6, at 5:15 p.m. ET in the school auditorium. This is a change from the original date of Sept. 13. Teachers will be introduced, expectations will be discussed, and information will be disseminated concerning the mandatory retention of third graders. Please plan to attend this meeting if you are a parent of a third grade student at PSJES. We also invite you to stay and attend the rst PTO meeting of the year at 6 p.m. on the same day.Third grade parent meeting at PSJES

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FAITHPage B4 www.starfl.com Jerry Arhelger, SOUTHERLAND FAMILY FUNERAL HOME507 10th Street Port St. Joe(850) 229-8111 TO KNOW CHRIST AND TO MAKE HIMKNOWNST. JAMES EPISCOPAL CHURCH800 22ND STREET, PORT ST. JOE8:00 and 11:00 a.m. (EST) Sunday School 9:45 www.stjamesepiscopalchurch.orgCome 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. 4th Thursday of Every MonthThe Rev. Dr. D. Pete Windham, Priest The Rev Lou Little, Deacon Services Temporarily at Senior Citizens Center, 120 Library DriveAn Unchanging Faith In A Changing World 5:00 & 6:00 p.m.Pastor Josh Fidler First Presbyterian Church508 Sixteenth Street Port St. Joe, Florida 32456850-227-1756Rev. Ruth Hemple Worship Service 10:00 AM Sunday School 11:00 AM Rev. Drucilla Tyler COMFORTER FUNERAL HOMEW. P. Rocky ComforterL.F.D.(850) 227-1818 www.faithchristianpsj.net (850) 229-6707 Our Church can be your homeFirst Church of the Nazarene2420 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 29:2Sunday 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 ChurchHOME OF THE POWERHOUSE YOUTHMINISTRIESPastors Andrew & Cathy Rutherford Welcome you to worship with us: Sunday 10:30am SundayNight Prayer 6pm Wednesday 7pm www.familylifechurch.net 323Reid Ave ~ Downtown Port St. Joe, FL ~ 850-229-5433 First Baptist Church 102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE Buddy Caswell, Minister of Music & Education Bobby Alexander,Minister to StudentsNew Service Schedule for First Baptist ChurchSunday 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 SundaySunday School.............9:00 am Worship Service............10:30 am Sunday Night Awana....5 pm 7 pm Youth Groups...............5:30 pm New Service Schedule for First Baptist ChurchSunday School & Worship Service .................. 9:00 am WednesdayWednesday Night Supper..............5:00 6:15 pm ............................5:45 6:10 pm Nursery........................................6:00 7:30 pm .......................................6:15 7:30 pm Surrender Student Ministry...........6:15 7:30 pm The Unshakable Truth Journey.....6:15 7:30 pm Celebration Choir Rehearsal........6:30 7:30 pm Prayer Meeting...........................6:30 7:30 pm Praise Band.............................7:30 9:00 pm(Rehearsal in Sanctuary) (850) 827-2887 Howard Creek Baptist ChurchA Place of Grace 9:45 am (EST) 11:00 am (EST) This business invites you to visit the church of your choice this week.Oscar David Redd Jr, age 40 years, died August 25, 2011 in Wewahitchka, FL. He was preceded in death by his parents Oscar David Redd, Sr. and Alane Sherrod Redd. He is survived by one son, Harley David Redd; one sister, Gloria Wood and husband, Tommy; one niece, Lacey Wood; one nephew, Buddy Wood; one great-nephew, Brodie Adkison; and his grandmother Beatrice Sherrod; one aunt, Diane Attaway; and one uncle, Doug Sherrod. Funeral services were held Monday, Aug. 29 at First Baptist Church of Wewahitchka with Rev. Mike Stroud ofciating. Interment followed the services in the family plot in Roberts Cemetery. All services were under the direction of the Comforter Funeral Home Wewahitchka Branch Chapel.Oscar David Redd Jr.Patty Luann Hilton Redd, 40, left this Earthly realm on Aug. 25, 2011. Pattys smile and spirit lifted all those who knew her during her short life. She loved and was loved unconditionally and will be dearly missed by all. Patty was preceded in death by her parents, Virgil Spud and Betty Mae Hilton; and brothers Danny and Stephen Jones. Left to cherish Pattys memory are her beloved son, Harley; sisters Debbie (Tim) Croft and Bettiann (Harold) Warren; brother, Freddie Jones; nieces and nephews, Jamie Jones, Audrey Jones, Jennifer and husband, Jonathan Brown, Crystal and husband, B.J. Lynn, and Heather Baker; numerous cousins, aunts and uncles; and a host of friends who will always treasure their time with Patty. Services for Patty were held Monday, Aug. 29, 2011 at First Baptist Church in Wewahitchka. Interment followed at Roberts Cemetery in Wewahitchka.Patty Patricia Luann Hilton ReddDaisy Dana Ferrell Johnson, 105, of West Palm Beach, FL, died Monday, August 22, 2011. Daisy was born April 10, 1906. She was the tenth child of Ozias W. Ferrell and Emily Duggar Ferrell of Hosford, Florida. Daisy was formerly from Port St. Joe, FL, and a member of First United Methodist Church. She was a graduate of Florida State University with a BS degree in education. Daisy taught school in Liberty County for 10 years, and in Gulf County for 20 years. According to Miss Daisy, When you see a childs eyes light up and they understand, it does something to you. Daisy enjoyed her daily walks up until she was 103 years old. She also enjoyed painting, gardening, shing, and baking. She was a member of The Historical Society of Port St. Joe, The Garden Club, Eastern Star, Retired Educators of Gulf County, and the United Methodist Women. Daisy Johnson was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Edgar Johnson; a son, C. Walter Johnson; grandsons, Michael Darrell Johnson and Joseph Walter Johnson; seven brothers, Albert, Dave, Bob, Jeff, Lonnie, Oz, and Leonard; and one sister, Allie Ferrell Roberts. She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Joan L. Johnson, granddaughter, Nancy Johnson Lytal, both of Lake Clarke Shores, FL; six great-granddaughters, Michele Faith, Christina, Jennifer, Casey, Rebecca and Dana; and two great-greatgranddaughters, Juliana and Hope; a niece, Betty Roberts; and many other dear nieces and nephews. A funeral service and celebration of her life was held Saturday, August 27, 2011 at the historical Wesleyan Methodist Church in Hosford, FL, with interment at Hosford Cemetery, with the Reverend Paul Cook, ofciating. In lieu of owers, contributions may be made to The First United Methodist Church, 1001 Constitution Drive, Port St. Joe, FL., 32456. Bevis Funeral Home, Bristol, FL 32321, 643-3636, is in charge of arrangements.Daisy Dana Ferrell Johnson Obituaries The Christian CoONSCIENCE People need the LordThere was a song that came out about 1987, by McHung and Nelson, and Shepherds Ford Music. Its called, People Need The Lord. I have always loved that song, and the Lord brought it to my attention again recently. It goes something like this: Everyday they pass me by. I can see it in their eyes. Empty people lled with care, Headed who knows where. On they go through private pain, living fear to fear Thats what I see almost everyday. People lled with care, worrying about things that are only temporary. Is that what you are also seeing? Or, perhaps you cant see through the invisible tears in your eyes. Friends, it doesnt have to be that way! God has a plan for your life, and it is a lot more than just getting you saved. His plan is to make you His child, to care for you, and lead you down the path that leads to eternal life. Jesus said in John 10:9,10: I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and nd pasture. The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly. Notice that the will be saved and the will go in and out are both in the future tense. At the moment He said that to His disciples, He had yet to be crucied, and risen again so He must have been talking about a time in the future. Notice the promise of Jesus here is conditional. It refers only to those who enter by Him. One of the disciples of Jesus, who was there, didnt receive that promise, because he chose his own way, to seek after riches, rather than follow with Jesus. If you are a Bible reader, you know that Im talking about Judas. There are lots of people like Judas around us. Some of them think they have been saved but they are still lled with care, and enduring private pain, because they have chosen the way of Judas to be lled with concern, about wealth, and riches, and fame things that are only temporary. The apostle John, in John 1:11-13, tells us that people need to born of God by an act of God, not a human act or a ceremony. Jesus tells us in John 3:3-7 that a person needs to be born again, not by being born of a woman again, but by surrendering to Him, and asking Him for a new life, asking Him to make them into what He wants them to be. Jesus said you must be born of the Spirit. Make sure that you have been! Ask Him today! 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, pressure you to give money, or pressure you to join. We believe in the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and we believe that Jesus was God in human esh. Check us out this Sunday! For the spring and summer seasons, our services begin, with a time of greeting and fellowship, at 9:45 a.m. CT on Sunday. Our worship begins at 10 a.m. For those interested, we have midweek ministry, helping people on an individual basis. Inquire for more information. Come early on Sunday morning so 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 St. 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 tim1@jesusanswers.com www.mexicobeachcwc.com CChristians Rise and SShine Tell me CChristians are you still out there? If you are, sound off for the Lord and let Him know you care. The bars want two more hours to sell booze in the city. The love of money is the root of all evil and I think its just a pity. They say itll keep the booze hours off the road. They want to keep them in town, till they nish their load. The extra two hours over, you are lled to the top of the craw. When they show you the door, your problem now is getting past the law. If you happen to be on the road at this time of night, Dodging a drunk can be a fright. You commissioners that dont have a problem with this. Need to back up and punt, I believe theres something you missed. You Christians that want to be quiet and thought a good fellow,] Remember silence is not always golden, sometimes its like Brother Tim says just plain yellow. Billy Johnson Thursday, September 1, 2011

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My information was provided by Jim Stephens of the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. If you want to grow Chinese cabbage, the rst thing you have to do is decide on a variety. There are two sub-species of this vegetable and a lot of different varieties in both. To name just a few types of Chinese cabbage, theres michihli, Chinese white cabbage, Peking cabbage, pai tsai, won bok, hakusi, bok choi, shantung, tip top, China king and winter giant. There is a lot more that we havent named. It might help you decide which variety to grow if we talk a little about the two subspecies. The rst is the pe-tsai group. Cabbages in this group are broad-leaved, compact-heading varieties. Cabbage heads may be 6 inches across and either round or cylindrical, in shape. The second group is bok choy group. These are non-heading cabbage varieties that have several thick, white leaf stalks, and smooth glossy, dark green leaf blades clustered together almost like celery. Chinese cabbage is ideal for the fall garden, because it grows best during short days and moderate to cool temperatures, ideally 60 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit. Colder temperatures can cause the cabbage to bolt, which means seed stalks will form before the plant produces good heads. Hot weather causes the heads to become soft and bitter, and also might contribute to bolting. Chinese cabbage matures quickly. Some species need only 40 days from planting to harvest. And even the longer maturing species need only 75 days. Start the cabbage from seeds or transplants. The rows should be 24 inches apart if youre growing a pe-tsai type, space the plants 18 inches apart in the row. Bok choy types can be spaced 8 to 12 inches apart. Use the same soil preparation, liming, fertilization and cultivation practices you would use for ordinary cabbage. For best results, the soil should always be kept moist. Major diseases are downy mildew, black speck, virus and bacterial soft rot. Major insect pests are cabbage worms and aphids. Chinese cabbage is harvested by cutting the entire plant just above the soil line. The entire head or plant may be used, but the outside leaves are usually removed first. Once you harvest the cabbage, there are all kinds of things you can do with it. One of the nice things about this vegetable is its versatility. Chinese cabbage may be used raw in salads and sandwiches to replace ordinary lettuce. Its delicious cooked with meat and vegetables or fried in vegetable oil. It can also be pickled in a salt solution. It can even be dried, and stored for later use. For more information on growing Chinese cabbage, visit http://gulf.ifas.u. edu or contact the Extension Ofce at 639-3200 or 229-2909.Special to The StarThe Gulf County Sheriffs Ofce will be conducting vehicle safety and DUI checkpoints during September. The checkpoints will be throughout the county to include U.S. 98 near St. Joe Beach, U.S. 98 and Garrison Ave., C-30 Simmons Bayou, Highway 71 North of White City, Highway 22 and Highway 22-A, Highway 71 and Westarm Creek, Highway 71 Dalkieth Area and Highway 71 near the Calhoun line. Gulf County Sheriff arrest logOn Aug. 20, deputies responded to a disturbance in Jones Homestead, Willie Edward Pelt, white male, 29, was arrested for domestic battery and resisting without violence. On Aug. 21, deputies responded to a disturbance on the Overstreet road. They found that Sandra Kelsoe was intoxicated and causing a disturbance. They made arrangements for a family member to come and take her home. When the family member arrived, she again began to scream and holler and was arrested for disorderly conduct. On Aug. 22, Tonya Denise Slade, white female, 39, was arrested on a burglary warrant in reference to a car burglary in 2009. She had been living in Texas. On Aug. 23, deputies observed Arthur Terrell Addison, black male, 54, walking on U.S. 98 with a shovel in one hand and a garbage bag in the other hand at approximately 10 p.m. When the deputy stopped to talk with Addison, he noticed a large rie clip sticking out of the bag. The deputy discovered that the clip was attached to an SKS rie. Addison was arrested for possession of a rearm by a convicted felon. On Aug. 26, deputies responded to a call of a woman walking in the road north of Wewahitchka on Highway 71. The Deputy found Audry Ellen Gough, white female, 27, and told her he would give her a ride to town. The deputy found a pipe in her purse commonly used to smoke crack. Gough was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia. On Aug. 27, a vehicle driven by Carlos Dwayne Rhodes, black male, 38, was stopped for a trafc violation. Deputies found that Rhodes driver license was suspended, and he was placed under arrest for driving on a suspended license. ROY LEE c CArR TErRCounty extension director center is planned for the future. I really need volunteers for physical therapy and the gift shop right now, Pendarvis said. The hospital is absolutely growing. Volunteers must be at least 14 years old and must attend an annual training seminar. The hospital staffs volunteers at the front desk, gift shop, emergency room, physical therapy, surgery and administrative support. In addition to the hours donated, volunteers also help raise funds for the hospital. The group recently raised $500 for nonmedical pediatric supplies like toys, Pendarvis said. Because Sacred Heart has only one entrance for all walk-ins and emergencies, the front desk crew never knows what is going to come through the door. Weve had people drive themselves here when having a heart attack, Pendarvis said. And weve seen a lot of gnarly sh hooks. Pendarvis said the hospital has seen a huge increase in tourism trafc this year. The community didnt have a hospital for an extended period of time, Pendarvis said. Its so important to have a community hospital. The intimacy of a smaller hospital is as benecial for the volunteers as it is for the patients. For me and for those of us that are widows, its a social connection, Schweers said. You get to be with people who are of like-minded hearts. Nancy Luther has been volunteering at the hospital since it opened in March 2010. What has kept me here, I guess, is Ive met people that I wouldnt have met in my normal walk of life. Luther said its nice to reassure people that theyre in the right place. Its become a comfortable community place, Luther said, referencing the big Sunday lunch crowds the hospital has been occupying. She said there are often lines snaking out the door for lunch on Sunday. Luther loves to touch base with people she has met through volunteering and enjoys the intimate community environment Sacred Heart provides. She pointed out a collection of black and white photos documenting life in Port St. Joe many years ago, donated to the hospital by a local resident. She noted that one patient pointed out his father in one of the old pictures. This denitely adds to the community aspect of the hospital, Luther said. Its just a wonderful place to be. Jean Etheridge worked the very rst volunteer shift at Sacred Heart. She said her favorite part about volunteering at the front desk is seeing the different people come and go. And then theres the idea you might be able to help somebody in some little way. For more information about volunteering at Sacred Heart, contact Pendarvis at 229-5627. HEARTS from page B1 PASTOR from page B1the Fitzgeralds were joined by one family that has been waiting for the church to reopen. They said theyve been waiting for God to open this church again, Fitzgerald said. At the following Tuesday service, the two families were joined by one more. In the future, Fitzgerald hopes to start a Sunday school program and a food ministry. He said his family still is adjusting to the move but that the community has been very welcoming. Wewahitchka is just a phenomenal place, he said. Its just amazing the way the community is here. Its been really encouraging. Fitzgerald plans to do some door knocking to welcome everyone to his services and meet the people of Wewahitchka. We need people to help, he said. If anyone wants to sow their talents into the church, it would be greatly appreciated. Fitzgerald welcomes anyone to attend services, held Sunday mornings and Tuesday evenings. He also held a Meet the Pastor reception this past Sunday. We hope we can be a place people nd refuge, he said. An arc of safety from the troubles of this life. Though he still has trouble pronouncing the name, Fitzgerald said he feels Wewahitchka is where he is supposed to be. Weve got one store and one red light, but weve got Tupelo honey, so that makes all the difference, he said. Sheriffs REPOrR T Chinese cabbage for the fall

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B6| The Star Thursday, September 1, 2011 CLASSIFIEDS Labor Day Holiday(Monday, September 5)Classified Line Ad D e a d l i n e sThe Port St. Joe Star & The Apalachicola/Carabelle TimesTo Run: Due By:Thursday, September 8 Friday, September 2, 5 p.m. (CST)The classified department and the business offices of The Star and The Times will be closed Monday, September 5. We will reopen Tuesday, September 6, at 8:00 a.m.. 35187S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.: 2011-61 IN RE: The Estate of HELEN EDNA DELOZIER, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of HELEN EDNA DELOZIER, deceased, File Number 2011-61, 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, FL 32456. The names and addresses of the Personal Representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, on whom a copy of this notice is served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, 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 first publication of this Notice is August 25, 2011. Barbara Schadt Delozier 484 Sealy Drive White City, FL 32465 Law Offices J. Patrick Floyd, Chtd. 408 Long Avenue Port St. Joe, FL 32546 Aug 25, Sept 1, 2011 35247S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 11-196CA EMERALD COAST FEDERAL CREDIT UNION Plaintiff, vs. MARGARET H. STEVENS, Defendant. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated August 18th, 2011, and entered in Civil Case No. 11-196-CA of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit of the State of Florida, in and for GULF County, wherein EMERALD COAST FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, is Plaintiff and Margaret H. Stevens is Defendant, I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at the front door of the Gulf County Courthouse in Port St. Joe, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., ET on the 15th day of September, 2011 the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: Lot 14, The Village at Port St. Joe, as per plat rercorded in Plat Book 4, Page 11, in the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. DATED this 19th day of August, 2011. REBECCA NORRIS CIRCUIT COURT CLERK BY: BA Baxter DEPUTY CLERK Sept 1, 8, 2011 3495S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Plymouth Park Tax Services LLC the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No. 366 Application No. 2011-19 Year of Issuance: 2009 R.E. No. 01960-000R Description of Property: Lots 1, 2 and the North 29 feet of Lot 3, in Section24, Township 4 South, Range 10 eWest, according to the Higgins and Hollinger Plat of the Town of Wewahitchka, Florida, and on file in the Office of the Clerk of Circuit Court of Gulf County, Florida. Name in which assessed: David L & Abigail Tauton All of said property being in Gulf County, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the front Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida at 11:00 AM, E.T., Wednesday, the 21st day of September, 2011. Dated this 8th day of August, 2011. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk August 18, 25, 2011 Sept 1, 8, 2011 3491S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Plymouth Park Tax Services LLC the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No. 340 Application No. 2011-13 Year of Issuance: 2009 R.E. No. 01884-010R Description of Property: COMMENCING at an iron rod marking the Southeast Corner of Southeast Quarter of Northwest Quarter of Section 24, Township 4 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida; thence South 89 Degrees 05 Minutes 50 Seconds West (assumed) 647.27 feet to a point on the East right of way line of State Road No. 71, said point being 33.0 feet from and at right angle to the centerline of said State Road; thence North 04 Degrees 46 Minutes 43 Seconds East along the Easterly line of an existing ditch 168.00 feet to an iron pipe for the POINTING OF BEGINNING, thence North 05 Degrees 11 Minutes 45 Seconds West 48.96 feet; thence North 08 Degrees 04 Minutes 27 Seconds West along the Easterly line of an existing ditch 46.68 feet to a point on the Easterly right of way line curve of said State Road No. 71, said point being 33.00 feet from and radial to the centerline of said State Road, said curve having a radius of 1651.42 feet and being concave westerly, thence Northerly along the arc of said curve through a central angle of 20 Degrees 35 Minutes 55 Seconds for 593.71 feet said arc being subtended by a chord bearing and distance of North 10 Degrees 14 Minutes 30 Seconds West 590.52 feet; thence leaving said right of way line curve North 89 Degrees 05 Minutes 50 Seconds East, 784.10 feet, thence South 44 Degrees 34 Minutes 00 Seconds West, 343.36 feet, thence South 40 Degrees 43 Minutes 09 Seconds West 471.08 feet, thence South 46 Degrees 07 Minutes 04 Seconds West 124.53 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Containing 5.536 acres, more or less, and being subject to a drainage easement across the following portion thereof: COMMENCE at an iron rod marking the Southeast Corner of the Southeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of Section 24, Township 4 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida, thence South 89 Degrees 05 Minutes 50 Seconds West (assumed) 647.27 feet to a point on the East right of way line of State Road No. 71, said point being 33.0 feet from and at right angle to the centerline of said State Road; thence North 04 Degrees 46 Minutes 43 Seconds East along the Easterly line of an existing ditch 168.00 feet to an iron pipe for the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence North 05 Degrees 11 Minutes 45 Seconds West 48.96 feet; thence North 73 Degrees 12 Minutes 44 Seconds East 31.22 feet, thence North 46 Degrees 07 Minutes 04 Seconds East 65.00 feet; thence North 40 Degrees 43 Minutes 09 Seconds East 470.75 feet; thence North 44 Degrees 34 Minutes 09 Seconds East 319.77 feet; thence North 89 Degrees 05 Minutes 50 Seconds East 34.22 feet, to an iron pipe; thence South 44 Degrees 34 Minutes 00 Seconds West, 343.36 feet; thence South 40 Degrees 43 Minutes 09 Seconds West 471.08 feet; thence South 46 Degrees 07 Minutes 04 Seconds West 124.53 feet, to the POINT OF BEGINNING. DESCRIPTION BY RECENT SURVEY: COMMENCE at a 4 inch by 4 inch concrete monument (no identification) marking the Southeast Corner of the Southeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of Section 24, Township 4 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida, as shown on the Florida Department of Transportation right of way map as prepared by David H. Melvin, Inc., with a final date of January 13, 1999, (map No. 2190041, Sheet 1 of 9); thence run South 88 Degrees 53 Minutes 21 Seconds West along the South boundary of the said Southeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of Section 24, for 622.82 feet to the Easterly right of way of State Road No. 71; thence Northerly along said Easterly right of way as follows: North 00 Degrees 47 Minutes 33 Seconds East for 75.63 feet, thence South 89 Degrees 12 Minutes 28 Seconds East for 3.28 feet; thence North 06 Degrees 49 Minutes 25 Seconds East for 62.45 feet; thence North 00 Degrees 47 Minutes 33 Seconds East for 29.89 feet to a Set one half inch iron rod and cap LB0732 for the POINT OF BEGINNING; from said POINT OF BEGINNING, continue North 00 Degrees 47 Minutes 33 Seconds East along said Easterly right of way for 50.49 feet; thence North 89 Degrees 12 Minutes 28 Seconds West along said Easterly right of way for 9.84 feet; thence North 00 Degrees 47 Minutes 33 Seconds East along said Easterly right of way for 15.90 feet to a point of curve to the left, thence along said right of way and curve with a radius of 1665.27 feet, through a central angle of 21 Degrees 23 Minutes 44 Seconds, for an arc distance of 621.85 feet (chord of said arc being North 09 Degrees 54 Minutes 20 Seconds West 618.24 feet to a Set one half inch iron rod and cap LB0732); thence leaving said Easterly right of way run thence North 89 Degrees 00 Minutes 45 Seconds East for 751.97 feet to a found 1 and 1/4 inch iron pipe; thence South 44 Degrees 28 Minutes 55 Seconds West for 343.36 feet to a Set one half inch iron rod and cap LB0732; thence South 40 Degrees 38 Minutes 04 Seconds West for 471.08 feet to a Set one half inch iron rod and cap LB0732; thence South 46 Degrees 02 Minutes 21 Seconds East for 123.95 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING, containing 5.502 acres, more or less. SUBJECT TO A DRAINAGE EASEMENT ACROSS THE FOLLOWING PORTION THEREOF: COMMENCE at a 4 inch by 4 inch concrete monument (no identification) marking the Southeast Corner of the Southeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of Section 24, Township 4 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida, as shown on the Florida Department of Transportation right of way map as prepared by David H. Melvin, Inc., with a final date of January 13, 1999, (map No. 2190041, Sheet 1 of 9); thence run South 88 Degrees 53 Minutes 21 Seconds West along the South boundary of the said Southeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of Section 24, for 622.82 feet to the Easterly right of way of State Road No. 71; thence Northerly along said Easterly right of way as follows: North 00 Degrees 47 Minutes 33 Seconds East for 75.63 feet; thence South 89 Degrees 12 Minutes 28 Seconds East for 3.28 feet; thence North 06 Degrees 49 Minutes 25 Seconds East for 62.45 feet, thence North 00 Degrees 47 Minutes 33 Seconds East for 29.89 feet to a Set one half inch iron rod and cap LB0732 for the POINT OF BEGINNING; from said POINT OF BEGINNING continue North 00 Degrees 47 Minutes 33 Seconds East along said Easterly right of way for 50.08 feet; thence North 73 Degrees 07 Minutes 39 Seconds East for 25.35 feet; thence North 46 Degrees 01 Minute 59 Seconds East for 65.00 feet; thence North 40 Degrees 38 Minutes 04 Seconds East for 470.75 feet, thence North 44 Degrees 29 Minutes 04 Seconds East for 319.77 feet; thence North 89 Degrees 00 Minutes 45 Seconds East for 34.22 feet to a found 1 and 1/4 inch iron pipe; thence South 44 Degrees 28 Minutes 55 Seconds West for 343.36 feet to a Set one half inch iron rod and cap LB0732; thence South 40 Degrees 38 Minutes 04 Seconds West for 471.08 feet to a Set one half inch iron rod and cap LB0732; thence South 46 Degrees 02 Minutes 21 Seconds East for 123.95 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Name in which assessed: Taunton Truss, Inc. All of said property being in Gulf County, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the front Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida at 11:00 AM, E.T. Wednesday, the 21st day of September, 2011. Dated this 8th day of August, 2011. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk Aug 18, 25, 2011 Sept 1, 8, 2011 3458S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Plymouth Park Tax Services LLC the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No. 588 Application No. 2011-16 Year of Issuance: 2009 R.E. No. 03083-775R Description of Property: Unit 15, EAGLE LANDING SUBDIVISION, according to the map or plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 6, Page 51, of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida Name in which assessed: Swift Water, LLC All of said property being in Gulf County, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the front Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida at 11:00 AM, E.T., Wednesday, the 14th day of September, 2011. Dated this 1st day of August, 2011. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk Aug 11, 18, 25,2011 Sept 1, 2011 3460S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Plymouth Park Tax Services LLC the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No. 1326 Application No. 2011-17 Year of Issuance: 2009 R.E. No. 06268-044R Description of Property: COMMENCE at the Northwest Corner of Section 7, Township 9 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida, and thence North 00 Degrees 04 Minutes 21 Seconds East 1341.09 feet to the Southwesterly right of way boundary of County Road No. 30-E, thence run along said right of way boundary as follows: South 23 Degrees 25 Minutes 11 Seconds East 1642.44 feet to a point of curve to the left, thence Southeasterly along said curve with a radius of 11426.79 feet thru a central angle of 00 Degrees 29 Minutes 20 Seconds for an arc distance of 97.50 feet, thence continue along said curve with a radius of 11426.79 feet thru a central angle of 00 Degrees 29 Minutes 54 Seconds for an arc distance of 99.39 feet, thence leaving said right of way boundary, run South 66 Degrees 05 Minutes 29 Seconds West 520.00 feet; thence run South 23 Degrees 54 Minutes 31 Seconds East 53.35 feet to a rod and cap for the POINT OF BEGINNING. From said POINT OF BEGINNING continue South 23 Degrees 54 Minutes 31 Seconds East 46.01 feet to a rod and cap, thence run South 66 Degrees 09 Minutes 06 Seconds West 267.93 feet to the approximate mean high waterline of the Gulf of Mexico, thence run North 19 Degrees 21 Minutes 28 Seconds West along said approximate mean high waterline 35.62 feet, thence run North 14 Degrees 39 Minutes 38 Seconds West along said approximate mean high waterline 10.81 feet, thence run North 66 Degrees 10 Minutes 13 Seconds East 263.37 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Containing 0.28 of an acre more or less. ALSO: DESCRIPTION: 12 FOOT INGRESS/ EGRESS EASEMENT A parcel of land lying and being in Section 7, Township 9 South, Range 11 West, and Section 12, Township 9 South, Range 12 West, Gulf County, Florida, and being more particularly described as follows: COMMENCE at the Northwest Corner of said Section 7, Township 9 South, Range 11 West, and thence North 00 Degrees 04 Minutes 21 Seconds East along the West boundary line of Section 6, Township 9 South, Range 11 West, for 1341.09 feet to the Southwesterly right of way fine of County Road No. 30-E, thence South 23 Degrees 25 Minutes 11 Seconds East along said right of way line for 1642.44 feet to a point of curve; thence continue along said right of way line along the arc of a curve to the left which has a radius of 11,426.79 feet and a central angle of 00 Degrees 29 Minutes 20 Seconds for an arc length of 97.50 feet; thence continue along said curve to the left which has a radius of 11,426.79 feet and a central angle of 00 Degrees 29 Minutes 54 Seconds for an arc length of 99.39 feet, thence leaving said right of way line, South 66 Degrees 05 Minutes 29 Seconds West for 520.00 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING, thence South 23 Degrees 54 Minutes 31 Seconds East for 53.35 feet, thence South 66 Degrees 05 Minutes 29 Seconds West for 12.00 feet; thence North 23 Degrees 54 Minutes 31 Seconds West for 53.35 feet; thence North 68 Degrees 05 Minutes 29 Seconds East for 12.00 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. ALSO: A 12 Easement for the Ingress and Egress as described in the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida, at O. R. Book 176, Page 310-321, located between County Road C-30 and the property described above. Name in which assessed: Richard J. Nelson III & Theresa R. Nelson All of said property being in Gulf County, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the front Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida at 11:00 AM, E.T., Wednesday, the 14th day of September, 2011. Dated this 1st day of August, 2011. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk Aug 11, 18, 25,2011 Sept 1, 2011

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CLASSIFIEDSThursday, September 1, 2011 The Star | B7 Port St. Joe CommercialFor LeaseMarketed Exclusively by:850-229-6373Retail / Of ce Space308 Reid Avenue Suite A +/1100 sf; $1100 mo mod gross 401 Reid Avenue +/5,400sf: Move in ready; Inquire for terms 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 +/2500-7500sf 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 UNDER CONTRACT Avenue fce/retail Your land or family land is all you need to buy a new home. Call 850-682-3344 108 S. E. AVE. A CARRABELLE, FLORIDA 32322850-697-9604 850-323-0444 www.seacrestre.comRENTALS2 BR 1 BA MOBILE HOME Fenced Yard ....................................................$500 3 BR 1 BA UNFURNISHED APARTMENT Clean, W/D, Includes, Water, End Unit ............$565 2 BR 2 BA MOBILE HOME 2 Lots ..............................................................$500 3 BR 3 BA FURNISHED CONDO Long Term, Pool..............................................$850 2 BA 1 BA FURNISHED APARTMENT Den & Living Area ..........................................$550 3 BR 2 BA FURNISHED CONDO Boat & Car Parking ..............................$850 WKLY 3 BR 3 BA FURNISHED CONDO Pool, Downtown ....................................$700 WKLY 2 BR 1 BA APARTMENT Water View, Water Included, End Unit ............$500 3 BR 1 BA FURNISHED APARTMENT Pet Friendly, Wkly & Monthly Rates Price ReducedFSBO: 5.5 acres White City, Fl. Nice property, minutes to Intercoastal Water Way. Convenient to beaches, reasonable offers considered. call 904-626-1482 1997 Electra33 foot, Fifth Wheel RV $4900 850-639-5721 Liberty Manor Aptsis now accepting applications for 1 br apts. These units are for persons 62 years of age or older, handicapped/ disabled, regardless of age. Applicants must meet income requirement. located at 102 Liberty Manor Circle, Port St Joe, FL, (850) 229-6353, TDD# 850-955-8771. Equal Housing Opportunity Eagle Landing Spacious Townhome AvailableBeautiful and spacious 3 br, 2 bath townhome located in Jones Homestead, Eagle Landing subdivision. Close to shopping, downtown, new hospital and St. Josephs Bay. $750 per month $750 security/ damage deposit. Gulf Coast Property Services at (850) 229-2706 for more information and a tour of this well-kept townhome. Text FL74618 to 56654 1 br beach cottage, fully furn, utilities and cable tv included, lg deck patio/ carport, Hwy 98 Mexico Beach, $775 mo. + $125 sec dep. Pet deposit extra, Call 850-648-5338 3 br home with 150 ft boat dock, deep water, year round, Call (850) 348-7774 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 PSJ, 3 br, 1 ba, all brick 404 Battles Street, corner lot large yard, $700 month + deposit 850-229-6403 Would like toSwap my home in a N. Georgia Mountain City, for a home in this area. No money owed, Call 478-252-4636 Wewa, RVs for rent Weekly or monthly. Includes W/S/E. Also Call 850-639-5721 Large 3 br, 1 ba, CH&A, No pets $400 dep $490 month. Call 850-227-6216 Text FL72076 to 56654 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. See emeraldcoastjobs.com/monster to nd a job at the intersection of both.Wouldnt you like a job that ful lls you both professionally and personally? With Monsters new ltering tools, you can quickly hone in on the job thats right for you. So visit emeraldcoastjobs.com/monster, and you might nd yourself in the middle of the best of both worlds. ToPlace Your Classified ad inCall Our New Numbers Now!Call: 850-747-5020 Toll Free: 800-345-8688 Fax: 850-747-5044 Email: thestar@pcnh.com thetimes@pcnh.com theAPALACHICOLA & CARRABELLETIMES CALLOURNEWNUMBERSNOW CALLOURNEWNUMBERSNOW 2011 Postal Positions $13.00 $32.50 + hr., Federal hire / full benefits. No Experience. Fee. Call Today 1-866-477-4953 Ext. 246 Movie Extras to stand in background for major film. Earn up to $300 per day. Experience not required. 877-824-6274 Install/Maint/RepairMediacomCommunicationsThe 8th largest cable company in the United States and covering over 23 states, has an immediate opening in Mexico Beach Fl for ENTRY LEVEL Installer No technical experience necessary. Performs installs for cable and high speed internet. Must have a valid drivers license. Mediacom offers competitive pay and great benefits along with advancement opportunities. For immediate consideration, please visit our website at http://careers.mediacomcc.co m refer to jobs4316, 4648. Mediacom is an Equal Opportunity Employer 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 Port St Joe: 801 20th St, Friday 8:am-3:pm & Saturday 8a.m-12 p.m.2nd Annual labor day SaleHousehold items, Lots of clothing, Toys, Tools, Books, Educational Supplies and Furniture St. Joe 1604 Monument Ave Sat spt 3rd, 8:am-unitlBig Multi Family Yard Sale YORKIE AKC Beautiful Female Puppy10 weeks old, 1st shots and comes with a health certificate $500 Own mom & dad. Call 850-554-0320 Panama City Port St Joe: 801 20th St, Friday & Saturday Sept 2 nd & 3rd 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.Donationsof any kindnow being accepted for our Annual Labor Day weekend yard Sale! Call 850-229-6707 to schedule a pick up. Tax receipts available. 35306S PUBLIC NOTICE The Port St Joe Redevelopment Agencys regular Board of Directors Meeting will be 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. 35283S PUBLIC NOTICE Blackwater Group, Inc. located at 1306 Lamb Drive, Gulf Breeze, FL 32563, in accordance with requirements of Section V.B. of the March 2005 Nationwide Programmatic Agreement (NPA) for Review of Effects on Historic Properties for Certain Undertakings Approved by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), is requesting comment regarding potential impacts to historical or archaeological properties listed on, or eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP), by construction of a 250 foot monopole communications tower (overall height 260 feet with appurtenances) to be located off of State Hwy 30, in Port St. Joe, Gulf County, Florida, at latitude 29 53 43.434 north and longitude 85 20 56.578 west. All comments should be submitted within 30 days of the publication of this notice referencing project BLA02P1107 and sent to the attention of Mr. Henry Fisher, Environmental Engineers, Inc., 11578 U.S. Highway 411, Odenville, AL 35120. Mr. Fisher may also be reached via email at towerinfo@ envciv.com, via telephone at (205) 6293868, or via facsimile at (877) 847-3060. Sept 1, 2011 35306S PUBLIC NOTICE The Port St. Joe Redevelopment Agency is seeking qualified landscape firms to bid on the landscape maintenance of a defined portion of the Historic Downtown area. Complete bid packages are available on request from Gail Alsobrook, Port St. Joe Redevelopment Agency, 150 Captain Freds Place, Port St. Joe, FL 32456. Bids must be received by 4 pm on Wednesday, September 14, 2011. Phone: 850229-6899. Sept 1, 2011 Classified Advertising works hard ...filling the employment needs of area business firms, helping people to meet their prospective employers, helping people buy and sell all kinds of goods and services, and much more! Nothing works harder than the Classifieds! held on Thursday, September 15, 2011, at 10 am at 150 Captain Freds Place. All persons are invited to attend and participate. Anyone want to appeal an official decision made on any subject at the meeting must have a verbatim record of the meeting that includes the testimony and evidence on which the appeal is based. Sept 1, 2011 Park your car in Classified and see it take off in the fast lane!

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LocalB8 | The Star Thursday, September 1, 2011 Bayside Surgical Dr Glenn Summers, MD Appointments 850-913-6960 No more Pills. No more Pain. Get back to Living!The New Incisionless EsophyX TIF procedure surgically reconstructs the natural valve that stops acid from coming up. EsohyX is introduced into the body through the mouth, not through an incision. It offers less pain, less risk, no scar, and most patients can get back to work and most normal activities in only a couple of days.

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Labor Day started off as the brainchild of working men, women and children who toiled long hours for meager wages. It was designed to shed light on the poor working conditions and lack of appreciation for the long hours workers put in to make a living. Through the years, Labor Day has evolved from a celebration of the humble and overworked to a commercial holiday full of sales and barbecues. That said, the way people celebrate around the country is varied. BACKYARD BASHES: Just as Memorial Day in May ushers in the unofcial start of summer (the rst day of summer doesnt arrive until mid to late June), Labor Day marks the unofcial end of the season of fun in the sun. Because the new school year is right around the corner for some the very next day backyard parties and events with the barbecue red up are some of the most commonplace festivities youll nd on Labor Day. A DAY AT THE BEACH: Even though the warm weather may continue well into October, throngs of sunseekers head to the beach on Labor Day to soak up the rays and taste the delights hawked at seaside boardwalks. Who knows if youll get back to the beach before the season ends, so grab your funnel cakes and tall cups of fresh lemonade while you can. FIREWORKS DISPLAYS: Summer and reworks seem to go hand in hand. So it should come as no surprise that celebrants look to Labor Day as another chance to re off some bottle rockets or pass around the sparklers. For many people, Labor Day marks the last time to head to the beach for some summer fun. These area businesses would like to wish everyone a happy and safe Labor Day weekend. Enjoy your well-deserved day off, but please remember to celebrate responsibly. How Do You Celebrate Labor Day?

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