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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: 10-27-2011
Frequency: weekly
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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).
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A new $21 million water plant and aged, scaled pipes continue to vex Port St. Joe commissioners. YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER SINCE 1937 THE S TAR Thursday, OCT O BER 27 2011 50 For breaking news, visit www.starfl.com Subscribe to The Star 800-345-8688 For your hometown paper delivered to your home! Real Estate Ad deadline is Thursday 11 a.m. ET Legal ad deadline is Friday 11 a.m. ET Display ad deadline is Friday 11 a.m. ET 227-1278 Classied deadline is Monday 5 p.m. ET 747-5020 Opinion ....................................... A4 Outdoors ..................................... A8 Sports ........................................... A9-A10 Society .........................................B2 School News ................................B3 Faith .............................................B4 Extension .....................................B5 Classieds ....................................B7-B8 TABLE OF CONTENTS Y E A R 74, NUMBER 2 By Valerie Garman Star Staff Writer Dress up your dogs and costume your cats for next weekends masquerade party designed to benet Gulf Countys four-legged friends. The St. Joseph Bay Humane Society will hold its largest fundraiser of the year, the 6th annual Bow Wow Bash Masquerade Party, on Saturday, Oct. 29 at the Centennial Building in Port St. Joe from 6-10 p.m. ET. Last years bash was a smash, with nearly 300 costumed attendees who helped raise $30,000 for the humane society. It basically means (the Humane Society) can continue operating for another year, said event chair Andrea Heard. The county and city have had to cut back on the funds they give them and the amount they have available to run the shelter is nowhere near what is needed. Heard said the Humane Society runs mostly on donations and money raised through fundraisers like Bow Wow Bash and Paws in the Park. The money is desperately needed, so we hope a lot of people will attend, Heard said. Last years Bow Wow Bash saw its largest turnout ever, and Heard hopes the trend will continue. Although costumes are optional and masks will be available, Heard said most attendees go all out for the costume contest, with past costumes ranging from Michael Jackson, and the Flintstones to Cruella Deville. The contest will Bow Wow at the Bash this Saturday By Tim Croft Star News Editor To the residents of Port St. Joe the city wishes to thank you. The city will hold a Community Appreciation Day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. ET Saturday, Nov. 19. It will be a day of fun and activities for all ages that will also serve to show off, and dedicate, the citys new Port City Trail hiking trail. The event is free. All food, games, displays, entertainment will be pro vided by the city; no spending by the public required. This is a chance to show our PSJ plans community appreciation day By Tim Croft Star News Editor The city of Port St. Joe has fully embraced the ether. The city launched its new website last week, providing residents with a wealth of information and the ability to make utility payments online. The new website is www.cityof portstjoe.com. The site went live last Wednesday. Included among biographical information on the mayor and com missioners, are minutes from recent city meetings as well as information about the citys Code Red system for emergencies such as water boil no tices. PSJ launches city website Water plant supervisor Glenn Davis to retire Nov.11 By Valerie Garman Star Staff Writer One of the rst stories Pat Nease ever told was a jump tale called Bloody Bones. She told the story over and over again to her brother until it was just right. A jump tale is when something gets closer and closer Nease said. Every time I would do it he would jump, even though he knew it was coming. Nease has since added more spooky stories to her repertoire, and will share a few favorites at the Chamber of Commerces annual Ghosts on the Coast Halloween Fall Festival Oct. 31. (Halloween is) my favorite time of year, said Nease, a member of the Gulf Alliance for Local Arts. I think thats where a lot of storytellers start, with ghost stories and urban legends. Reid Avenue will transform into Trick-or-Treat Terrace Monday for the annual event, which will feature family fun from 5:30 p.m. until 9 p.m. ET. There will be costume contests, carnival games, a free bounce house, face painting, a cake walk, a scarecrow auction, storytelling, great food and more. The night will begin with a Creepy Crawl performance from the Emerald Coast Dance Academy at City Commons at 5:30 p.m., and trickor-treaters will gather at 6 p.m. for the costume contest. The costume contest will be judged in age groupings: 0 to 2-year-olds, 3 to 6-year-olds and 7 to10-year-old There will also be pet and family categories. Trick-or-treating begins at 6:30 p.m. on Reid Avenue, where the downtown merchants will be giving out candy. The night will end with a Monster Mash street dance by Hitz 106 at the corner of 2nd Street and Reid. Nease will be at the City Commons gazebo telling stories from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. She said her stories will start off as funny-scary, with stories like The big, hairy toe, and will become more hair-raising as the night grows darker. One of the worst things Nease ever did involved scaring a group of sixth grade girls at a school slumber party in the media center, where she told a spooky story about the school being haunted. Nease told the girls one day she was in the media center, where she worked as the middle schools media specialist, and the copy machine shot up a paper with a dead mans face on it, with the words HELP ME written in blood. Just then, the copy machine kicked on. All 93 girls screamed at once and jumped up and were all bumping into each other, Nease said. So I dont do that story anymore. Nease said she has a couple of new FILE PH O T O S Costumed children at the 2009 Ghosts on the Coast event enjoy the festivities on Reid Avenue. The Chamber of Commerce established Ghosts on the Coast as a tradition to make Halloween a safe and memorable experience for residents. Performances, activities will begin on Monday Ghosts on the Coast GHOSTS ON THE COAST SCHEDULE 5:30 p.m. : Emerald Coast Dance Academy Creepy Crawl at City Commons 6 p.m. : All trick-or-treaters gather at City Commons 6 p.m. : Costume contests begin 6-8 p.m. : Join GALA Storyteller Pat Nease at the Goulish Gazebo 7-9 p.m. : Hitz 196 Radio Monster Mash Street Dance at 2nd and Reid T IM C R OF T | The Star FILE PH O T O S Last years Bow Wow Bash helped raise more than $30,000 for the St. Joseph Bay Humane Society. See WEBSITE A5 See APPRECIA TION A2 See GHOSTS A6 See BOW WOW A7 Art class B1

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ADMISSION: A C A N GOOD FOR N EEDY FA MILIES Local A2 | The Star Thursday, October 27, 2011 appreciation to people who have been very pa tient about a lot of things that have been going on in the city, said city manager Charlie Weston. The day starts at 9 a.m. with a fun walk on the new Port City Trail that winds its way through the city from the marina to the Centennial Build ing to Forest Park and points in between. The start point of the walk will begin at the STAC House on Eighth Street, but because park ing is limited there folks are encouraged to park at Port St. Joe Elementary School and travel by shuttle bus, provided by the city, to the STAC House. Those wishing to take part in the fun walk can also be dropped off at the STAC House, and folks can join the walk at any point along the trail. Trail maps will be available at the start point and there are markers along the way detailing the various segments, distances and estimated time to walk. Three loops will be established for people wishing an organized walk. Each loop will include stations along the trail where people can receive hand stamps. All walk ers with all three hand stamps will receive a me dallion at the end of the walk. Residents are encouraged to walk anytime between 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. but are encour aged to time their walk to arrive at the Centen nial Building by the 11:30 a.m. ofcial city dedica tion of the Port City Trail. After the dedication ceremony there will be a free cookout that will include hamburgers, hot dogs, drinks and chips. We just want to show the citys appreciation to residents, said Commissioner Bill Kennedy. Weve had a lot of challenges this year and we want to show we appreciate all city residents. There will be games, entertainment and arts and crafts around the grounds of the Centennial Building. The Boy Scouts, NJROTC color guard, St. Joseph Bay Humane Society and public safe ty displays will be part of the event. This will be just a fun, family-oriented event, Weston said. The city will also be accepting donations of non-perishable food during Community Appre ciation Day. The food will be distributed to needy families during the upcoming holiday season. Donations will be collected at the STAC House and the Boy Scout hut that day. We would like everybody who can to bring canned goods to the STAC House or Scout Hut so we can stock up the local food banks, Ken nedy said. Businesses or organizations wishing to par ticipate in the Community Appreciation Day are asked to contact City Hall at 229-8261 and ask for Mike Lacour or Jim Anderson. APPRECIA TION from page A1 By Valerie Garman Star Staff Writer A quilt designed with a muster of purple and gold changed hands last week, honoring one lost JROTC alumnus and providing hope and opportunity for the rest. Andrea Heard made a meaningful donation to the Port St. Joe High School NJROTC on Oct. 19 in memory of her late son, Christopher, who tragically lost his life in the 1999 Texas A&M bonfire collapse. I lost my son, so to me its very emotional, Heard said. Some of his best times in life were with the JROTC. Heard presented the NJROTC with the handmade Port St. Joe Schools T-shirt quilt that she won at last years NJROTC drawing fundraiser. Her donation will allow the NJROTC to have another drawing for the quilt this year and raise money for future field trips. She was met with applause and thank yous from the cadets as she handed the quilt to NJROTC instructor Marty Jarosz. For me us its very meaningful, Jarosz said. The NJROTC program receives no external funding, so any outof-school activities and field trips must come from fundraising. The group is using last years drawing money to attend a drill competition in Boca Raton. This years drawing for the quilt will be Nov. 23. Tickets are $5 and will be available from any NJROTC cadet, at the No Name Caf on Reid Avenue, or by calling the school at 229-8251. Its kind of a classic now, Jarosz said of the quilt, which his wife made from old Port St. Joe School T-shirts. The quilt depicts 12 to 15 years of Port St. Joe School spirit from old graphic T-shirts collected from school employees and area thrift stores. The quilts purple and gold graphics scream fiery phrases like Tradition never graduates, Pain is temporary, pride is forever, and Movin the chains 2009, and documents T-shirts from the old Port St. Joe Middle School, Field Day 2009, the 2003 Gators vs. Sharks Clash of the County game and the 2000 Lady Shark Riseball Classic. Heard recognized the importance of supporting programs like the NJROTC, something her son avidly participated in. With 55 cadets this year, the Port St. Joe High School NJROTC program is the largest it has been in several years. The discipline it teaches them is just so important, Heard said. Theyre just so willing, so disciplined and so self motivated. It just really means a lot that they have that. Heard volunteers at the St. Joseph Bay Humane Society and the fire department and often works with the JROTC cadets through the volunteer programs. Every time youve been involved with anything youve done such a great job, Heard said to the cadets. Im glad that I got to give back. The giving quilt VALERIE GARMAN | The Star Port St. Joe High School JROTC instructor Marty Jarosz and Andrea Heard unfold the Port St. Joe Schools T-shirt quilt. Heard won the quilt at last years JROTC drawing fundraiser and donated the quilt back so it can be auctioned again this year. I lost my son, so to me its very emotional. Some of his best times in life were with the JROTC. A ndrea Heard

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Local The Star| A3 Thursday, October 27, 2011

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Several weeks ago, over 200 people packed the Centennial Building, the majority of them voicing full-throated opposition to a renewable energy plant for which ground has not yet been broken. But in a workshop last week concerning ongoing issues with water quality, the public was counted absent. And the workshop demonstrated that despite water quality being a top priority for city ofcials, answers about what is causing water quality problems remain elusive and a source of irritation and frustration among staff and commissioners. Many residents can relate. A machete would not have made much headway through the tension between commissioners and staff last week. And answers seem just as distant as they did two years ago. Should the use of a corrosive inhibitor, which has been identied as a possible chemical culprit behind the water discoloration and quality problems, be stopped or not? No answer on that one. Why is it unknown whether a phase-one pipe replacement, eight of 20 miles of aged pipes and valves, will have an impact or not? That is a $2.2 million question. That being the amount funding received to begin pipe replacement. Why is the water quality hit and miss? Some residents have horrendous problems with lters and water that comes out brown as dust, at times infrequently, at other times often. Some residents have seen little but clear water from the taps. The city has been working on the problem of water quality for two years, essentially since a new $21 million water plant, tapping surface water as opposed to a well water source, came online. Recent events along the beaches and in parts of the city proper highlight that this new source for water, this new state-of-the-art plant and water distribution system, that in certain parts dates to before the Eisenhower presidency, is a combustible mix. But after two years, the problems remain as evidenced by pipe sections and jars of water provided as evidence. And, as stated previously in this space, unless commissioners fully address what exactly led the city to build a $21 million plant it has had nothing but problems with, water will represent a political tsunami capable of sweeping every commissioner from ofce. There are several areas that should be addressed immediately. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection, which along with the Northwest Florida Water Management District, helped nurture this plant along in order to get coastal communities off the Floridan Aquifer, holds a Consent Order like a carrot hanging over the city. You have bad water, the DEP is effectively telling the city, and you need to x it, with options and little funding to address those options provided. At the same time, the State Revolving Fund, which provided a grant/ loan package on a rst phase of pipe replacement may not be there for additional phases. This sounds exactly like the kind of bureaucratic bramble the governor wishes to toss in the garbage the state forced the city off wells, the city is in violation of rules for water quality due to this move, but dont look to Tallahassee for any assistance. State Attorney Glenn Hess and a grand jury must also get involved. Not that there was illegal activity, but a grand jury is one of the few tools provided by law by which citizens can fact-nd and pursue what happened, with any witness appearing under oath and penalty of law. A grand jury could explore the trail that has led the city to this place. City ofcials have stated there is no sense in looking back for solutions. But solutions are difcult when the problem cant be quantied beyond there being too many residents buying drinking water while paying for what is coming from the tap. And solutions might be found by re-navigating the path to here. Why was this particular plant with a complex ltration system built? If the idea was to get off the aquifer, the new plant seems like overkill. It seems difcult to swallow that the city had visions of becoming a regional water supplier when water supplied to residents is considered by many undrinkable. And was the city prepared for this new plant, with proper training and staff in place? The real questions are these: were the problems of new water source and aging pipes really unforeseen? Could state agencies, with plenty of historical data,not envision problems given the general neglect of the distribution system over decades? Simply put, why werent the experts the city was relying on, from engineers to contractors, able to predict the outcomes, but also, how did they determine this complex plant best for the citys needs, opposed to an experiment in unrealized wants? And, all those folks got paid. But now the residents of Port St. Joe are on the hook, the hook for higher utility rates and costs associated with millions of gallons of water used to ush the system. And, the staff hours expended on are getting, well, nowhere. Many residents have expressed outrage over the potential for a new energy plant in Port St. Joe, believing it to be a poisonous white elephant in the making. Which makes the $21 million water plant and the results coming from the tap exactly what? Mom was a Biblebelieving, deep-woods, way-back-up-in-the-hills, Southern Baptist. She wouldnt give a ying hoot about this contemporary versus traditional worship that is bumping around in churches today. Her byword was Serve the Lord with all your heart. Period! It was as plain as John 3:16 to her. She didnt hold much with dancing, and she cast a wary eye on card playing and going to the picture show on Sunday. She was particularly alarmed about the celebration of Halloween. She didnt hold much with what she felt was honoring ghost, ghouls, witches and goblins. Leon, David, Mark and I were careful to agree with her in principle. But listen here, if we put on a Lone Ranger mask and went over to Mrs. Boazs house and held out a paper sack, she dropped a Tootsie Roll in it. Free for nothing! Shed smile and reach down and do the same thing for Leon and Dave. Im telling you, it was like stealing. Sorry, Mom. We didnt think it all that bad. We certainly werent caught up in some kind of ght between principalities, rulers of the darkness of this world or against spiritual wickedness in high places.we simply wanted the candy for goodness sakes! Even God couldnt hold that against an 8 year old. We hurried on down to the Kennon house. Wed yell trick or treat in unison, and Mr. Woodrow would pat us on the head and drop in some Hershey bars. Now, people, this was 1955. They didnt make them tiny bite-size morsels. These were fullsize candy bars! We sprinted from house to house. Wed get Juicy Fruit gum, re balls, candy cigarettes, Milk Duds, Sugar Babies and sometimes homemade brownies. Our biggest problem was the houses were kinda spread out ... and we didnt want to miss anyone or get there after the candy ran out! Wed sweat plumb through our masks and those cowboy boots were not exactly track shoes. We did not have to worry about arsenic-laced Clark bars or spiked miniature-wax Coca-Cola bottles. Nobody would even think of sliding a razor blade into a Sugar Daddy. And no evil guys lurked in the shadows seeking to pounce on the little kids as they hurried to the next house. Over the years, we have, regrettably, given credence to some of the fears Mom expressed in my rst encounter with Halloween. Leon was the oldest and hed make us pour all of our goodies out on the living room rug. Hed then divide up the loot among the three of us. I noticed right off that Dave and I were getting mostly jaw breakers, gum and rock candy. His pile grew extemporaneously large with Baby Ruths, Butterngers and Almond Joys. The ght broke out immediately! I reckon maybe Mom had a clue about this thing after all. Halloween, as you know, was invented by a dentist and the Hershey Company. We looked forward to the season. Real store-bought candy was hard to come by way out at the end of Stonewall Street. We absconded with the goodies for as many years as our age would permit. Mom would lecture on the evils of the entire premise of the festival and we readily agreed as we threw on a Batman cape or a white sheet and hurried toward the nearest neighbor. By junior high, the game was over. It was hard for Mrs. Boaz to reach up to put the Tootsie Roll in our bag. Too old to feast off the candy, we discovered the trick in the holiday. Yogi taught us one of the all-time great uses for rubbing alcohol. Wed very quietly pour a stream from the front door of an unsuspecting neighbor down the sidewalk all the way out to the street. One of us would knock on the door and run while the other hunkered down by the road. Timing it just right, the torch man would light the alcohol just a split second before the door was opened. Instead of some little caped crusader with outreached arms, Mrs. Boaz was greeted by a growing ame racing right at her! You dont suppose Mom had some kind of prophetic powers? One Halloween, Leon got on that big horse, Prince, pulled his shirt up over his head, put a candle in a hollowed out pumpkin and prepared to race down Stonewall as the headless horseman. The idea was to scare all the little trick or treaters and to get the neighbors out of their houses. Spooked by the dark night and maybe unseen goblins, Prince took off like a shot out of a cannon. A hic-cup arose immediately; with his shirt pulled up over his eyes, Leon couldnt see his hand in front of his face. Of course, he couldnt test that theory because one hand was holding a pumpkin and the other one was grasped tightly to the reins. The headless (no pun intended) horseman had kids tossing sacks of Zag Nuts and Peanut Logs into the air as they leaped out of his way. Prince hit every garbage can from Moore Avenue to the hill up by Jim Williams house. Dogs went to barking and howling at the moon. Stonewall lit up like one of those Pin Ball machines out at the Polar Bar! Leon and Prince thundered over the hill and disappeared like the end of one of those Perils of Pauline serials they showed down at the Park Theater. Mom never scolded or made much to do over Leons wild ride. She didnt have to. The whole town spent weeks searching for those principalities and rulers of darkness and that spiritual wickedness in high places. A mini-revival broke out at our house. Happy Halloween, Kes Thursday, October 27, 2011 Pushing buttons Do you push the elevator button again? If you are going up and the button has already been pushed, do you push it again? When you get in, do you do the same thing? I was in a situation recently where I had the opportunity to not only do this, but to talk about doing it with those in the elevator with me. The other folks in the elevator and I discussed why we did it. It makes the elevator go faster. I dont believe that. It gives me a sense of control. I dont believe that either. Honestly, I think it is just the child in all of us who simply enjoys pushing buttons. Toymakers put out new toys each year for toddlers with colorful buttons, switches, knobs and dials that make sounds, music and lights come on. Children love to make things happen. So do we. Although pushing the elevator button twice does absolutely nothing, we still do it. It is my opinion that we do it because we enjoy pushing buttons. Pushing buttons can also get you into trouble. The one thing that no one mentioned in my elevator-buttonpushing discussion was the thought that sometimes people push buttons twice simply to annoy others or let them know that they didnt push the button correctly. This is the kind of button pushing that causes problems. For example, have you ever had anyone ask you to do something only to have them come right behind you and do it again? We all have and it makes the hair on the back of our neck stand up. It does mine anyway. I will admit that I have been guilty of this. Ive asked my son to cut the grass, only to cut the grass again right after he did. I just couldnt live with the inch wide strips of grass sticking up that resulted from him being in a hurry. Hes getting better now, but I felt guilty for doing it. Maybe we should live with the grass sticking up more often. Have you ever been asked to vacuum the oor, only to have someone come right behind you and do it again? Or make up a bed? Or anything else, only to have the person who asked you to do it, do it again? It gives pushing the button twice a new meaning in my opinion. Just let it be. I never feel good about cutting the grass again. As a matter of fact, it makes me kind of sick. I can live with those strips of grass sticking up. Now that the bad button pushing has been covered, what about the good? Oh yes, there is good button pushing. I like saving the best for last. I have this terrible habit of waiting to eat what I like the most at the end of the meal. Ive even been accused of being a pile eater on occasion. Good buttons are those things that people say and do that make you feel great. Sometimes they are looks that say I love you or You did your best. You want folks to push those buttons again and again. You want them to wear those good buttons out. These are the same people who dont see your quirks as quirks; they see them as the things that make you special. You can feel it when you are with them. I was having dinner with my brothers in Alabama recently. My baby brother and I spent a lot of time together growing up; I like to think I had a lot to do with the way he is now. Im proud of it. As we ate, we talked and were having a great time. The food on the plates was slowly going away. I glanced at my baby brothers plate and I saw what was happening. He hadnt touched that glorious chicken fried steak smothered in sawmill gravy. All of the other food was disappearing, but he still hadnt touched the chicken fried steak. Finally, only the chicken fried steak was left on his plate. Then my baby brother said it. He simply said, I save the best for last. I could have balled my eyes out. Given the reason we were together, it would have been easy. However, I didnt. I simply smiled and let him push the best button I have. The button he pushed was the one that says You make a difference. I do, and so do you. Find more stories at www.CranksMyTractor. com CRANKS MY TRACTOR BN Heard HUNKER DOWN Kesley Colbert TIM CROFT Star news editor Port St. Joe water woes Leon sets town on straight and narrow OpinionA4 | The Star Keyboard KLATTERINGS USPS 518-880 Published every Thursday at 135 W. U.S. 98 Port St. Joe, FL 32456 VP/Publisher: Karen Hanes Editor: Tim Croft POSTMASTER: Send address change to: The Star P.O. Box 308 Port St. Joe, FL 32457-0308 Phone 850-227-1278 PERIODICAL RATE POSTAGE PAID AT PORT ST. JOE, FL 32457 WEEKLY PUBLISHING SUBSCRIPTIONS PAYABLE IN ADVANCE IN COUNTY $24.15 year $15.75 six months OUT OF COUNTY $34.65 year $21 six months Home delivery subscribers may be charged a higher rate for holiday editons. TO ALL ADVERTISERS In case of error or omissions in advertisements, the publishers do not hold themselves liable for damage further than the amount received for such advertisement. The spoken word is given scant attention; the printed word is thoughtfully weighed. The spoken word barely asserts; the printed word thoroughly convinces. The spoken word is lost; the printed word remains. Circulation:1-800-345-8688

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There is also a section of forms building permit applications, etc. that may be downloaded for printing and use. There are drinking water reports for 2010 as well as various budget items. Also, the site provides contact information for commissioners and key staff, a rundown of recent news about the city and alerts about upcoming events. Above all, residents will now have the option of pay ing their utility bills online with most major credit cards. The staff has done a great job, said city man ager Charlie Weston. There is still some work to do to improve the site, and we invite input from the public, but I am very happy with it. If you want, you can sit in the comfort of your home and pay your bills. Proposed garbage rate increase/recycling The city has received a letter from Waste Pro, which handles garbage collection and recycling in the city, requesting a rate increase of 3.6 percent ef fective Jan. 1, 2012. Waste Pro division man ager Jeff Goldsberry con tended that a rate increase of 3 percent from the Bay County incinerator as well as a provision in its contract that allows a Consumer Price Index (CPI) increase, which is how Goldsberry labeled the proposed in crease, made the increase necessary. The increase would be $13,000-$15,000, depending on consumer use, as pro rated for the current scal year; $17,000-$20,000 for a full year. However, when they as sumed the contract from Emerald Waste this sum mer, Waste Pro company ofcials pledged to commis sioners no rate increases for one year and commis sioners and Weston won dered why the proposed increase was not submit ted while crafting the s cal year budget that began Oct. 1. Weston said he would talk to Goldsberry and explore the possibility of Waste Pro deferring the in crease until next summer when the commission will be budgeting for the next scal year. The city does not have the money to absorb the increase, Weston said. This is out of sequence for our budgeting purposes. On the recycling front, the city has moved dropoff points, formerly located at the city transfer station on Industrial Road, to the tennis courts adjacent the STAC House on Eighth Street to provide residents additional and easier ac cess to recycling bins. Gulf Pines and BP The city has all but final ized payment from British Petroleum pertaining to a claim for losses through Dec. 30, 2010. The final figure is $300,000 minus legal and accounting fees, said city attorney Tom Gibson. The city is assessing and providing proof for any losses claimed for the current calendar year. We got what we think is a satisfactory amount without having to go to court for it, said Mayor Mel Magidson of the BP settlement for 2010. As for Gulf Pines, the city continues to pursue any potential grants to as sist in funding asbestos abatement or demolition of the decaying structure. Weston said there might be grant dollars available for the demolition work. Further, there has been no further action by the Internal Revenue Service to take title of the land the former hospital sits upon. The IRS is the lone re maining entity in a federal bankruptcy lawsuit with any claim to the land. The city gave up its claim last month when it became evident taking ti tle could result in a poten tial loss in the hundreds of thousands of dollars. Water system woes A workshop on the city supplied water and con tinuing issues with quality and appearance turned into a often tense and sometimes confrontation al discussion that ended about where it started: With no real solutions. The tension spilled into the regular meeting when Glenn Davis, a 38-year supervisor with the water and wastewater plant, an nounced his retirement effective Nov. 11, less than three weeks away, coda to Daviss insistence during the workshop that more aggressive flushing of the distribution system was needed. Davis also said during the workshop that the wa ter coming from the citys new plant was fine even though Magidson noted the problems with the wa ter dated back to the plant coming online and not ed in his letter of retire ment the fact that there isnt cohesiveness with the (city). You are going to leave a big hole, Magidson said. We will miss you. The workshop was held in response to recent events in the Beaches area and city proper in which water coming from taps suddenly became dis colored and undrinkable. Kennedy described fill ing a cooler for his sons football game and after doing so being unable to see the bottom of the cooler. The commission meet ing chambers were deco rated with old, scaled pipes and jars of water with obvious sentiment. What ensued was a nearly 60-minute discus sion that meandered from the proposed replacement of eight miles of steel pipe believed to be a ma jor contributor to water quality issues, the $2.2 million project to replace pipe and valves will begin in January to funding for replacing another 12 miles of pipe. Commissioners dis cussed chemical treat ment protocols and whether the city should stop using a corrosion in hibitor thought to be a pos sible culprit to the chronic issues chronic for some, non-existent for some city residents and for many somewhere in between. Also discussed was a consistent uni-directional ushing program ush ing within the system re sumes shortly and the entire system should be ushed by February and a DEP Consent Order con cerning the water quality, mandating the city meet certain requirements such as a ushing program, mapping the entire distri bution system (also done) and construction plans for replacing pipe and how that will change the cur rent outcomes. In short, no answers or new information were unearthed, though there was plenty of spirited de bate should chemicals be tweaked, how ushing was to be handled on com plaints from specic areas were two examples on what should be done. Weve got to change what we are doing because what we are doing is not working, Magidson said. Weve been dealing with this for two years. This is going beyond absurd. We have to nd a solution. Weston, however, noted no answers would be forth coming that night and said the city is on the right path regarding replacing pipes and continuing with the ushing program. We knew we have a system that is so sensi tive right now it does not take much to cause an up set, Weston said, alluding to recent problems in the Beaches and city proper. This water problem has been very frustrating for staff and commissioners. But I am comfortable with where the city is going with that. 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MOWERS AT COST 2011 Send your letters to : LETTERS TO THE EDITOR P.O. Box 308 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 Fax: 850-227-7212 Email: tcroft@star.com Comments 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 verication and will not be published. Letters must be in good taste and The Star reserves the right to edit letters for correctness and style. S HARE Y O U R OPINION S A5 | The Star Thursday, October 27, 2011 Local The staff has done a great job. There is still some work to do to improve the site, and we invite input from the public, but I am very happy with it. If you want, you can sit in the comfort of your home and pay your bills. Charlie Weston City manager WEBSITE from page A1 Photos by T I M C RO F T | The Star Mayor Mel Magidson recognizes a city proclamation honoring Rotary Internationals commitment to wiping out polio across the globe. With the mayor is Father Tommy Dwyer, president of the Port St. Joe Rotary Club. Top Mayor Mel Magidson recognizes National Friends of Libraries Week with Friends of the Port St. Joe Public Library, from right, Cathy Colbert, Sheila Mahlkov, Mary K. Carpenter and Bobbye Johnson.

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Local A6 | The Star Thursday, October 27, 2011 117 Hwy 98, Apalachicola, FL (850) 653.8825 218 Hwy 71, Wewahitchka, FL (850) 639.2252 302 Cecil G Costin Sr Blvd, Port St. Joe, FL (850) 227.7099 PUBLIC NOTICE T he C ity of Port St. Joe is Advertising for the following Volunteer B oard Positions: Planning & Development Review B oard The planning board meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 4:00 P.M. Duties include the review of building and zoning request. The ideal candidate will be responsible, reasonable, detail-oriented, handle complex issues, grasp multi-level concepts, and have some knowledge of the City Land Development Regulations. Candidates must be a City of Port St. Joe Resident and/or Business Owner and submit to a background check. The PDRB is also governed by the Sunshine Rules & Regulations. Appointments will be made by the City Commission. Request to serve on the PDRB can be sent to: City of Port St. Joe Attn. Jim Anderson POB 278 Port St. Joe, Fl. 32456 Ph#(850)229-8261 Fax#(850)227-7522 stories to tell at this years Ghosts on the Coast, but often gets requests for previous years stories. Its just the most fun thing Ive ever done, Nease said of her storytelling, a hobby she began as a child. Neases storytelling now takes her to events and workshops across the state, where she shares her talent with eager listeners. I think I just started telling as a child, Nease said. I realized the value of it as a teacher in the classroom. Its really an intimate thing to do because theres nothing in between you and your audience. Nease said the coolest thing about her job comes from going out to eat and having the waiter or waitress recognize her by exclaiming, Youre that storyteller! And they remember (my stories), Nease said. Not because it was on the TV or on the X-Box, but because it was something they had to create for themselves. A weekend of tricks and treats GCSO haunted house The Gulf County Sheriffs Ofce will hold its third annual haunted house Saturday, Oct. 29 at the old funeral home on the corner of Chipola Street and State 71. The haunted house will be open at 6 p.m. CT, and it might not be suitable for young children. Admission is $2 for adults plus one canned food item, and $1 for children under 10 plus a canned food item. The haunted house benets the Wewa food bank and helps provide warm clothing for needy children. Boy Scouts haunted house fundraiser The Port St. Joe Boy Scouts will be hosting a haunted house fundraiser at 103 Reid Ave., downtown Port St. Joe, on Oct. 28, 29 and 31, from 6-11 p.m. ET. Halloween carnival in Mexico Beach The Mexico Beach Police and Volunteer Fire Department will host a Halloween carnival on Sunday, Oct. 30 and Monday, Oct. 31 from 4-10 p.m. CT on both days. The carnival will take place at the re department, located at 118 14th St., in Mexico Beach. All ages are welcome at this event, which will feature games, hayrides and a haunted house. Cost is $2 for adults and $1 for children. All proceeds will benet Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society. For more information, call (850) 6484790. FLU SHOT CLINIC CANCELED A u shot clinic scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon ET this Saturday at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf, 3801 E. U.S. Highway 98 in Port St. Joe, has been canceled. GHOSTS from page A1

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Local The Star| A7 Thursday, October 27, 2011 FILE PHOTOS Above local resident Gary Gibbs won best male costume and came in a close second in the best female costume at last years bash. Right Ron Reid, administrator at the Bridge of St. Joe, channels his inner Michael Jackson at the 2010 event. include awards for best male, best female, most original and best couple. Provisions will be catering the event and there will be a cash bar, live music by Hurricane Donnie, Art Long and Barry Hanson, drawings, and live and silent auctions. The auction items are great, Heard said. We have a lot of great sponsors here in Port St. Joe. (There are) a lot of animal lovers. Other auction items will include vacation rentals, hotel stays, cases of wine and champagne, a scuba package, boat trips, a Pilates machine, painted glassware, a free service at Bo Knows Pest Control, a DAWGS in Prison dog training, restaurant gift certicates, an original painting of your animal, a pink bicycle, plenty of dog and cat accessories and much more. There will also be a drawing for a 46-inch Sony at screen 3-D television with a Blu-Ray DVD player. Tickets for the drawing are $10 or three for $25. With more than 50 local sponsors this year, Heard said the community has really backed the Bow Wow Bash. Theres something for everyone to bid on and there will be great music and dancing, Heard said. Just come and have a good time. Tickets for the event are $30 or $300 for a reserved table for 10, which includes a free drink ticket per person. Tickets can be purchased at the St. Joseph Bay Humane Society at 1007 10th St., in Port St. Joe or online at www.bowwowbash.org. For more information, call Andrea Heard at (850) 2279157. 719 Hwy 98, Mexico Beach (850) 648-8207 OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK 11AM-CLOSE $500 TOTAL IN CASH PRIZES PLUS MORE HALLOWEEN PARTY H ERITA G E B AN D F RI D AY OCT 28 COSTUME CONTEST D J F RI D AY & SATUR D AY This Saturday, October 29 th October 29th Thirsty Goat (850) 229.6991 1930 W. hwy 98, Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Downtown Highland view TUESDAY FRIDAY 9-6 SATURDAY 9-2 15% OFF EVERYTHING Except consignment guns GOIN G OUT O F BU S INE SS BOW WOW from page A1

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E-mail outdoors news to tcroft@ star.com O UTD OO RS www.starfl.com Section A Special to The Star Would you like to experience a wonderful day never to be forgotten? A day that might create complete sublimity? The local Port St. Joe garden club shared such a day with Park Rangers LeAnn Hinson and Jessy Kinnett. The ranger-guided walk on the Bayview picnic nature trail encapsulated some of the extraordinary plants native to the park. The plants exhibited on the walk possess historical, medicinal and edible qualities. Native Americans used a lot of native ora not only as a food source but also as remedies for multiple ailments. Some people still use this ora today. From u to snakebites and from colds to urinary tract infections, some native plants contain just what the doctor ordered. Native plants that served as food sources for Native Americans and in some cases, modern Americans, include the hearts from palms and prickly pears, as well as saw palmetto fruit and goldenrod seeds. A few of the garden club members experienced some edible vegetation rst hand. The general consensus was sweet. Next time you need a break from the everyday routine, come out to the park to experience something a little different. Bring a group to the park for an interpretive walk on the beach or one of the nature trails. Call the park ranger station to set up your own stellar day at the park. For information about Florida State Parks, visit www.oridastateparks. org. Corner of Marina Drive, Port St. Joe, FL (next to Piggly Wiggly) www.BWOsh.com Your Hunting Headquarters HERITAGE .22L R REV OL VERS W IT H .22M AG COMBO W A S $199.99 NOW $169.99 Thursday, October 27, 2011 Special to The Star The Port St. Joe Lions Club has set the date for the 5th annual Panhandle Sportsmans Banquet for Thursday evening, Nov. 3. Last years event raised over $15,000 for community service projects in the Panhandle. Members are planning to make this years event even bigger and better with the addition of the band Southern Satisfaction and changing the location to the Centennial Building in Port St. Joe. The event begins at 5 p.m. with appetizers and beverages and registration for auctions, silent auctions and raffles. This will mark the second year of the Lions giant cash raffle, which can yield up to $8,000 to the lucky winner. Also, each purchaser has a one in twenty-five chance of doubling his or her money for the $50 ticket. Charlie Norton will have his famous steak dinner ready at 6:30 p.m. At 7:30 p.m., an array of contributions and prizes will be distributed to the guests through silent auctions, public auctions and rafes. This will include the usual assortment of shotguns, ries, pistols and more. Tickets are $50 in advance and $60 at the door. They can be purchased at Hannon Insurance and Ramseys Printing and Ofce Products in Port St. Joe. Additional information or ticket purchases can be made by calling 2271133, 227-7767 or 527-1338. Garden Club takes a eld tripSPECIAL TO T HE STAR The Rangers at St. Joseph Peninsula State Park Special to The Star Milton resident Eric Auston Jr. now holds the distinction of having landed the largest athead catsh ever caught with a rod and reel in Florida waters. Auston, who is 33, was shing with his good friend Brandy Wallace, Oct. 9, at 2:30 a.m. in the Yellow River when he caught a athead catsh weighing 55.05 pounds. He used a rod and reel with a 25-pound-test line and a small bluegill as bait. His sh was substantially larger than the existing Floridarecord athead a sh that weighed 49.39 pounds, caught in the Apalachicola River in 2004. Auston said he shes for atheads only a few times each year. His biggest athead prior to last weekend weighed 42 pounds, but that sh was caught on a bush hook. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) maintains records for most species of freshwater sh. The FWC will present Auston with a certicate of his record catch for display. State-record sh must be legally caught in Florida, identied to species by a shery biologist, and weighed on a certied scale. Auston said he was especially grateful to the FWC for its efforts to get the sh certied. Anglers can also participate in the Big Catch angler recognition program. Anyone who catches a sh above the minimum qualifying weight for that species can submit a Big Catch application. Information about the State Record and Big Catch programs is available at MyFWC. com/Fishing. Flathead catsh are not native to the eastern United States. In the 1970s, they made their way to one southeastern state after another. First identied in the Apalachicola River in 1982, they are now found in every Panhandle river from the Ochlockonee River west to the FloridaAlabama line. They are signicant predators and should be harvested when caught. There are no bag or size limits on atheads in Florida, and they are good for eating. In Midwestern waters, atheads are native. The world record is a 123pound monster caught in Kansas in 1998, according to the International Game Fish Association. Fishery biologists expect atheads may eventually grow close to that size in Florida waters. Angler lands record athead Lions Club to hold 5th annual Panhandle Sportsmans BanquetT HOMA S BAIRD | Special to The Star Silent and public auctions will offer an array of goodies, from ries to shotguns to paintings and more. COURTE S Y OF THE F W C Eric Auston Jr. caught this record athead. Page 8 Freshwater Grouper season is fast coming to an end. Good sized sh are in the 120-200ft range. Live pinsh are still baits of choice for the charter captains and the recreational anglers alike. Smaller sized sh are holding inshore on public numbers. Inshore Offshore Flounder have been on re in St. Joe Bay and in the I.C.W. canal. Most are eating live bait, but articials in pearl white and glow colors are producing well. The ats near Fire Tower and Pig island are holding some schooling red sh in the slot size. Depot creek has had good reports over the last week of crappie and shellcracker catches with good numbers. Howard Creek is shellcraker and painted bream with some crappie showing up in the river. Bass are still biting well, but most are small in size. SPONSORED BY

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PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA SP O RT S www.starfl.com A Section Musical Entertainment featuring One More Shot AKA George and Cletus Thursday, October 27, 2011 Page 9 By Tim Croft Star News Editor Wewahitchka should just change its color scheme from red and white to brown. The Gators sublime se nior Theryl Brown rushed 17 times for 228 yards, caught ve passes for 118 yards, scored ve touchdowns, a 2-point conversion and added a spirit-breaking in terception as Wewahitchka dominated Sneads 43-19 in a key District 2-1A tilt Friday night. The win keeps the Ga tors playoff destiny in their hands. The worst case sce nario for Wewahitchka (6-2 overall, 3-1 in the district) would be a Sneads victory in its upcoming game against Vernon, forcing a three-way tie among the teams for the district title and second play off spot. Should Sneads (4-4 and 2-1) lose to Vernon, the Ga tors are playoff bound. These guys came to play tonight, said Wewahi tchka coach Dennis Kizziah of his team. That is a good team over there, but we came in with more urgency tonight. This is the best com plete game weve played in awhile. The game had a tempo well familiar to Gator fans the team slips early, rallies late for a victory as Wewa hitchka has for six-straight weeks. The Gators scored the last 37 straight points, 31 in the second half, to overcome an early 13-6 decit. The Pirates, playing with out the regions top rusher, Tre Keys, who suffered a season-ending knee injury last week, took advantage of a rare Brown miscue, a fumble as the Gators drove deep into Sneads territory in the rst period, to get on the scoreboard rst. On the ensuing play, Joseph Boyd (158 yards rushing, all in the rst half) sprinted through a wide gash on the right side of the Gator defense for a 70-yard touchdown followed by Coty Lampheres extra-point kick. Wewahitchka nearly blocked a punt early in the second period, resulting in a short kick that put the Ga tors in business at the Pirate 46. Eight plays later Justin Flowers (8 of 12 passing for 166 yards and two 2-point conversion runs) hit Brown on a middle screen that turned into a 23-yard touch down when Brown slipped two tackles. The extra point kick was wide. Three plays later, on third-and-2 from the Pirate 39, Sneads Jalon Daniels took a screen pass right, slipped one tackle and dashed down the sideline, bouncing off one more tack ler before reaching the end zone to put Sneads up 13-6 after Lampheres kick was wide left. Brown turned a slant pass into a 54-yard gain on the rst play of the ensuing drive and three plays later, at the Sneads 18, Brown took a pass in the left at and ran over cornerback Trenton McDaniel on his way to the end zone. The extra point again failed and it was 13-12 at in termission. Wewahitchka asserted control early in the second half. On the Gators rst pos session Brown completed a 75-yard, four-play drive with a 61-yard run on which he seemed stopped twice. Brown ran for the 2-point conversion, and Wewahitch ka was up to stay. The Gators then ripped the spirit from the depleted Pirates, who lost four more starters Friday night and were playing unseasoned freshmen in the second half. Sneads took over at mid eld on the ensuing drive but went three-and-out and the Gators took over at their 20. Wewahitchka launched a 14-play touch down drive that consumed more than eight minutes of clock and ended with Jalyn Addison rushing in from the 10 on a counter play in the opening minutes of the fourth period. Flowers ran for the 2point conversion and three plays later Brown picked off a pass from McDaniel that went through the hands of Boyd at the Wewahitchka 48. Five plays later Brown took a direct snap from the Sneads 16 up the gut un touched to score. McDaniel and Boyd muffed the handoff on the next play from scrimmage, which came at the Gator 25 after a long kickoff return. Wewahitchkas Randy Roth recovered at the Gator 29 and six plays later Brown dashed 49 yards around right end and down the sideline for a touchdown. Casey Dauphin added the extra point kick and the Gators were celebrating, up 43-13. A McDaniel keeper for 14 yards with less than two minutes remaining com pleted the scoring. We had some guys get hurt, we were already playing without two start ers, and we ended up play ing some guys who hadnt played much, said Sneads coach Don Dowling. We got down a little bit and they made some big plays. Wewahitchka will host Bozeman for Homecoming at 7 p.m. CT Friday. Wewahitchka nears playoff berth with defeat of Sneads Star Staff Report The Port St. Joe High School volleyball team enjoyed a splash of pink to punctuate the nal week of the season. The Lady Tiger Sharks fell to Bay High last Wednesday before beating Wewahi tchka in the nal match of the regular sea son. The Lady Tornadoes of Bay High proved too much for host Port St. Joe in winning in straight sets, 25-21, 25-18, and 25-18. The Lady Tiger Sharks hurt their cause with 20 attacking errors and 10 service errors. The team did total 15 kills and 12 service aces. Bay High is a very solid team that con tinuously improves throughout the season. The Lady Tiger Sharks were a little off on Wednesday with 20 attacking errors and 10 service errors. However, the team also had a total of 15 kills and 12 service aces. Thursday was the third annual Dig Pink Event. This event raises funds for the SideOut Foundation for breast cancer research and awareness. It was also senior night. The junior varsity won its match 2-1 in sets, the scores 25-14, 13-25 and 15-2. Janel Kerigan had six service aces and Addison Rice had ve kills. Between the matches the six seniors on the varsity were recognized. The seniors are Raney Besore, Katie Gardner, Autumn Haynes, Katie Lacour, Oneika Lockley and Nichole Spilde. The seniors have been a very solid core of the team for this season and will be missed next season, said Coach Wayne Taylor. Port St Joe won the varsity match in straight sets, 25-6, 25-12 and 25-13. Gardner had ve kills and seven points off her serve. Lacour also had ve kills and 17 assists. Lockley had nine service aces as well as 12 points off her serve, and Nichole Spilde had seven service aces and 10 points off serve. The Dig Pink event was a success. With a large crowd on hand, the team was once again able to reach its goal of $1,000 for this important cause. The nal numbers wont be known until Nov. 1 but the team is very thankful for its supporters, Taylor said. The district tournament began Tues day with Port St Joe playing host Liberty County. The championship match will be at 6 p.m. ET on tonight at Liberty County. PSJs nal week of volleyball supports pink By Zack Parker Tallahassee Democrat TALLAHASSEE The FAMU High Rat tlers showcased a dominant defense on Homecoming night, shutting out the Port St. Joe Tiger Sharks 28-0 Friday night. They just had too much speed and too much athleticism, Port St. Joe coach Vern Barth said. Our kids fought hard and battled. We had one bad quarter. The one bad quarter was credit to the outstanding running of senior run ning back Dejuan Holton. Holton car ried the ball 17 times for 193 yards and three touchdowns. The scores came off runs of 29, 36 and 41 yards, all in the second quarter. I was so eager to get out there with my team because I had been injured, Holton said. I wanted to get out there and make big plays. I had great blocking and big holes to make something hap pen. FAMU fullback Kaycee Reese scored the Rattlers nal touchdown late in the third quarter. FAMU High rushed for 321 yards as a team and scored all four touchdowns on the ground. FAMU improved its regularseason record to 8-0. The Tiger Sharks host District 4-1A foe West Gadsden this Friday and Liberty County, also a district opponent, next Fri day. With Blountstowns defeat of Liberty County last Friday, the Tiger Sharks (1-1 in district play) control their chances for a playoff spot. Win both games and the Tiger Sharks clinch second place. Lose both and they are out of the playoffs. Unbeaten FAMU blanks Port St. Joe

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A10 | The Star Thursday, October 27, 2011 MU S EACH EATZ KARA OK O O UL S C A A C Robert C. Bruner Attorney Personal & Business Bankruptcy Over 30 Years Legal Experience 850-670-3030 We are a debt relief agency. bankruptcy relief under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Before you decide, ask us to send you free written information experience. BARLOWS Well Drilling Pump Repair & Water Services Well Drilling & Pump Repair Deep or Shallow Wells Serving Gulf, Franklin, Bay, Calhoun, Washington & Liberty Counties 850-639-9355 or 850-814-7454 LI C EN S E D & I N S U R E D Sports Star Staff Report The Port St. Joe Jag uars began the season with one goal, winning the Big Bend Football League Championship for the third straight year. The Jags took one more step in that direc tion this past Saturday with a 36-0 win over the Liberty County Dawgs. The Jags dominated both sides of the ball. The offense scored the rst two times they had posses sion, on a 43-yard run by Kendre Gant and a 60-yard dash by Cameron Harmon. Harmon scored again on a 28-yard run just before the half ended and the Jaguars were up 22-0 at intermis sion. With the Jaguar second string offense on the eld in the second half, tailback Gregory Julius took the ball at the Jag 46 and went up the middle through a huge hole opened by the offen sive line, Gene Quinn, DJ Davis, Bryce Thomas, Jon Treglown, Jarrett Brown ing, Lane Herring, Sean Yowell and Travis Morri son, for a touchdown. Good defense was re sponsible for the Jaguar nal score when Harmon in tercepted a Dawg pass and took it to pay dirt. PSJs defense allowed one rst down and held the Dawgs to minus net offensive yardage. The 7-8 year old Dol phins, also in the hunt for a championship, won 6-0. Two plays, one on offense and one on defense, were the difference. Late in the rst half, running back Brenon Fox worth bounced off the quar terback, went right, then left, and then right again before going 50 yards for the games only score. The lead was protected when George Foxworth made a touchdown-saving shoe string tackle of a streaking Liberty County ball carrier. After the game, Head Coach Carl Hopper said that the game should not have depended on those two plays. We had 14 fumbles in the game, he said. That is unacceptable but is the re sult of many Dolphin play ers not coming to practice and getting the reps they need. He went on to say the Dolphins have an excellent chance to win the champi onship but hard work by all members of the team is necessary to beat the good teams in the Big Bend League. The next GRFL games will be played this Satur day at the Franklin County High School Field starting at 10 a.m. ET. The Bucca neers will play rst followed by the Jaguars and then the Dolphins. Please show your support for these fu ture Tiger Sharks by com ing out and cheering them on to victory. Star Staff Report A team from Harmon Realty/Blackn Construc tion was the big winner on Sept. 23 as the Forgot ten Coast Builders Asso ciation held its annual golf tournament at St. Joseph Bay Country Club. Proceeds from the tour nament support scholar ships for local graduating high school seniors. The Forgotten Coast Builders Association would like to thank the many generous sponsors more than 70 and par ticipants for the success of this years tournament. The winning team was, from left, Bubba Harmon, Ryan Harmon, Buddy Layeld and Ben Carnes. PSJ Dolphins and Jaguars win again P hotos courtesy of MAL PARRISH Kendre Gant after a short gain. Josh Farmer makes a tackle. FORGOTTEN COAST BUILDERS ASSOCIATION GOL F TOURNA M ENT

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COMMUNITY www.starfl.com B Page 1 Section Thursday, October 27, 2011 By Valerie Garman Star Staff Writer Through the years, Traci Gaddiss art classes have sent stamped and painted handkerchiefs to soldiers during the Gulf War and towels to Hurricane Katrina victims, and Gaddis shows no signs of stopping. Her room at Port St. Joe Elementary School in the old boys locker room is lled with yellow booths donated from Subway where her students sit every Thursday to create. The classroom looks the same as any other teachers, decorated with colorful posters, artwork and photos. The difference is Gaddis is not a paid employee. The title on her desk reads State of Florida Outstanding Volunteer, and she is just that. When I started, the premise was Id do it for a year and then they were going to hire someone, Gaddis said. Then one year became two, and two years became ve. Gaddis has now been a volunteer art teacher in Gulf County for 25 years. I now have students who have said they take art in college because of my classes, Gaddis said. Im now teaching children of children that I taught. Gaddis was joined in class Oct. 20 by Port St. Joe Elementary School principal Sue Gannon, Superintendent of Schools Jim Norton and district secretary Mary Lou Cumbie in recognition of Gaddis dedication to volunteerism and the arts. A small, Lego statue of the Empire State Building was the inspiration for the class, along with a larger replica of the Eiffel Tower. Im trying to get (the students) to realize that theres art in everything, said Gaddis, as she prepared for her second graders Art and Architecture class. Gaddis pointed to pictures on the wall of her son, Stephen, pole vaulting as a depiction of art in motion. Gannon, Norton and Cumbie joined students in drawing the Empire State Building, while Gaddis interjected different facts about the building: Did you know the Empire By Valerie Garman Star Staff Writer I was lost, confused and distressed. With my senses impaired, simple tasks became impossible. I struggled to fold towels, write a letter and pour a glass of water. It was like being in a funhouse, only darker and lonelier. I think the only reason I got through those eight minutes was I knew at any point I could take off the goggles, take the spikes out of my shoes, the static out of my ears, untape my ngers and free my hands from the constricting gloves. But real dementia doesnt come with an optout clause. The Bridge at Bay St. Joe nursing home held a Virtual Dementia Tour on Sept. 21, designed to simulate what patients with dementia feel on a daily basis, and I reluctantly participated. The tour was developed in 1997 by geriatrics specialist P.K. Beville and marketed by Second Wind Dreams, a nonprot organization that focuses on changing the perception of aging. Participants in the Virtual Dementia Tour are suited with objects designed to simulate the sensory losses and obscurities people with dementia feel on a daily basis. To create these sensations, participants wear prickly shoe inserts to imitate the effects of nervous system damage, gloves lled with popcorn seeds to reduce dexterity, headphones with sounds of static, scratching, buzzing and the occasional telephone ring or siren, and goggles to block central and peripheral vision. The thumb and forenger of the participants dominant hand are taped together as well as the last three ngers of the opposite hand to hinder mobility. I was uncomfortable from the moment I put the rst insert in my shoe. When the full get-up was administered, I wasnt even sure where I was anymore. I was led down the hall to a woman who gave me a list of tasks to complete: Find the white sweater and put it on, pour a glass of water, write a three sentence letter to your family and seal the envelope, fold all the towels and set the table. She then ushered me into the room behind her, a small, dark bedroom with a strobe light ashing in the corner. I couldnt remember the tasks she listed as I entered the room. I could only remember her pink outt. The static in my ears made it difcult to think and more difcult to communicate. I didnt even turn on the light. In the eight minutes allotted, I managed to fumble through some of the tasks. I tried to put a towel on as a sweater, I never set the table, I wrote a letter to my family in squabbled lettering that read: To my family, I hope everything is well. Im not feeling myself. Things are difcult. Clif Smith, the observer in the room, reported me muttering to myself things like, Find a white Star Staff Report The state has launched a campaign, Gather, Go, Get, to educate the pub lic regarding what specic forms of proof of identi cation must be provided to the local tax collectors ofce to receive a new a drivers license, Social Se curity number or state ID card. To receive an ID card you must bring one of the following: Certied U.S. birth certicate; Valid U.S. passport; Certicate of natural ization; Consular proof of birth abroad; Alien registration receipt card (green card, form 1-551). For a name change, where applicable, you must have an original or certied copy of all mar riage certicates, court or ders that show your name change(s). (Uncertied photocopies are not valid.) For a new Social Securi ty number you must bring one of the following: Social Security card; W-2 form; Paycheck showing number; Any 1099 form. For a residential ad dress (not post ofce box) Deed, mortgage, pay ment booklist or rental agreement; Florida vehicle regis tration or title; Utility bill or hookup/ work order; Statement from per son you live with along with two address documents in that persons name. For more information and a complete list go to www.GatherGoGet.com By Tim Croft Star News Editor A little bit of help to expand classroom dynamics. That is the aim of the Education Foundation of Gulf County, Inc., (EFGC), which recently announced the award of 14 mini-grants to teachers around the district. The board of the non-prot foundation meets annually to award grants. From new software to Kindle ereaders to eld trips to kick-starting new iniatives, the mini-grants provide valuable funding to teachers and administrators during difcult economic times for the schools. The grants were awarded for the following efforts: Look What I Did Shelly Oliver, a rst grade teacher at Port St. Joe Elementary School, sought funding to provide reading centers for her rstgrade classroom. Grant funds will provide Magnetic Make-A-Word kits, sentence building dominoes and other reading manipulatives. Real Reading, Real Results Serena Mirabella sought funding to provide Scholastic Scope magazine for the all sixth-graders at Port St. Joe Elementary School. A Digital Twist on Classic Literature Cindy Phillips wrote this grant to fund 25 Kindle e-readers to download classic literature, the goal to improve reading achievement among her fth-graders at Port St. Joe Elementary School. We want to concentrate on the classics, Phillips said. The kids will be excited, and this broadens their opportunities. The Planet Janitor Project Another grant from Phillips. She will seek to start a recycling program throughout the elementary school. All classrooms will be equipped with recycling bins, raising awareness across the entire school about the importance of protecting the environment. We have wanted to do this for a few years, Phillips said, noting that Port St. Joe Elementary students had urged the city and county to adopt recycling programs. Oysters and Turtles and Bears, Oh My! Janice Atkisons grant will fund a eld trip for every fourth-grade student at Port St. Joe Elementary to the Apalachicola National Estuarine Volunteering for arts sake Understanding loss a rst-hand experienceT IM C RO F T | The Star TOP RIGHT: Becky Fulcher and Kim McFarland from Port St. Joe High School received grant funding from the Education Foundation of Gulf County, Inc. BOTTOM RIGHT: From left, Carmel Dodson, Cindy Phillips, Shelly Oliver and Janice Atkison from Port St. Joe Elementary School. Not pictured from the elementary school, Serena Mirabella and Shirley Thompson. Education Foundation awards more than $15,000 in grants New driver license and ID card requirements V AL E RI E G ARMA N | The Star Emily Gortemoller, director of rehabilitation at the Bridge at Bay St. Joe, tapes Mike Castellos ngers together to imitate the loss of ne motor skills dementia patients often experience. See DEMENTIA B6 V AL E RI E G ARMA N | The Star Volunteer art teacher Traci Gaddis helps her second grade students with chalk blending during class Oct. 20. Gaddis teaches art classes every Thursday at Port St. Joe Elementary. See ART B6 Your wish is granted See GRANTS B6

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B2 | The Star Thursday, October 27, 2011 OF THE WEEK PET St. Joseph Bay Humane Society Qualications: Expertise in: Now Accepting Appointments Call Toll Free 888-681-5864 For more info www.seclung.com Lung Disease Specialist Rob Garver, MD Now Seeing Patients in Port St. Joe NOW BCBS-FL I N -NETWORK PROV I DER Society Special to The Star On Friday evening, Nov. 18, at the Port St. Joseph Bay Golf Club, off County C-30-A, there will be a Silent Auction to support the Camp Gordon Johnston WWII Museum in Carrabelle. This event is a prelude to the Golf tournament to be held on Saturday the 19th. There will be many collectible and choice articles being auctioned, including signed sports memorabilia, limited edition framed (and signed) military prints, hotel and resort stays and much, much more. Tail gunner Kenneth Tucker grew up in East Point and graduated from the Carrabelle Consolidated School. Enlisted in the Army Air Force and was learning to y when the Army said they had enough Pilots. So, in order to stay in aviation, Ken volunteered to become a gunner Serving with the 15th Air Force based at Foggia, Italy. Ken always felt safer when the 100th Fighter Squadron, also known as the Tuskegee Airmen, escorted his squadron. In his book The Last Roll Call; Ken, now in his 80s, describes life in Floridas panhandle during the 1930s, his adventures in WWII and how the military of WWII operated. Its a great read on a time long gone in America. We invite you to come and visit with Ken on Nov. 18 at the club; beginning at 6 p.m. Silent Auction tickets are $10 each and can be purchased at the clubhouse or at the Gulf County Chamber of Commerce. Call 227 1757 or log on to www.stjosephbay.com for further information. WWII tail gunner to autograph book Special to The Star All members are encouraged to attend a meeting of the Post to be held at 4 p.m. ET on Monday, Oct. 31. The meeting will be held at the VFW Post, located at 1774 Trout Avenue, Highland View. Willis V. Rowan American Legion Post 116 to meet Star Staff Report The St. Joseph Bay Humane Society announces the Annual Meeting of the Board of Directors and Membership on Nov. 2 at 4:30 p.m. ET in the conference room at Preble-Rish, Inc, 324 Marina Drive in Port St. Humane Society meeting to be Nov. 2 The Port St. Joe Boy Scouts Troop 47 will be holding a retirement ceremony for damaged U.S. ags at the Scout Hut in November. The scouts will use the new re pit behind the John Simpson Scout Center in a ceremony honoring our nations stars and stripes. If you have a ag you wish to donate please get in touch with Scoutmaster Dave Oliphant at 227-8503. If your ag has a history behind it please put it into words so the ags story can be read during the ceremony. A date for the ceremony will be decided upon in the upcoming weeks. Donate your historic ag Haygan William Charles Creamer was welcomed into this world on Tuesday, August 30, 2011 at Capital Regional Medical Center. He weighed in at 9 pounds, 10 ounces and was 21 inches long. Proud parents are Wesley and Stephanie Creamer, of Eastpoint. Grandparents are Timothy and Annette Hightower, of Port St Joe, and Dennis and Kathy Creamer, of Eastpoint. Haygan was welcomed home by his siblings Hayley, Hannah and Hayden. Welcome baby Haygan Creamer Happy Birthday Melvin Ward Love, Wanda, Kasey, Kandi and Rusty Look Whos Together with their parents, Ryan Wood and Kasie Thompson request the pleasure of your company at the celebration of their union on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011 at 3 p.m. ET at the Constitution Convention State Park. There will be a reception to follow the ceremony at Oak Grove Church. For more information about the wedding or to RSVP visit the wedding website at www.theknot. com/ourwedding/ kasiethompson&ryanwood. Ryan Wood and Kasie Thompson to wed WEDDING

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The Star| B3 Thursday, October 27, 2011 NOW ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS! Roman Nation, MD Family Medicine Physician Acute and Chronic Care Diabetes High Blood Pressure High Cholesterol Nutrition/Weight Loss Depression/Anxiety Insomnia/ADHD Asthma/COPD 850-481-1101 221 East 23rd Street (across from Lowes) Medicare/Medicaid and most insurances accepted! Animal Hospital 300 Long Ave, Port St. Joe, FL 32456 (850)229-6009 Website: agapevet.com Come Stick Your Nose In My Business You wont be disappointed!! Whether youre looking for a little extra money or a full time career. Youre looking for SCENTSY! Scentsy is safer than traditional candles! Using a beautiful ceramic warmer, a low wattage light bulb and over 80 wonderful scents, you can transform your house into a fabulous smelling home! My team is growing rapidly but we still have plenty of room for more enthusiastic people. Ty Robinson 850.229.2679 www.tyrobinson.scentsy.us Become an Independent Scentsy Consultant Today! Check out my website or give me a call! School News Pre-Kindergarten : KensleyMathews Kindergarten: Taylor Burkett 1st grade: Madison Burkett 2nd grade: Halston Fulk 3rd grade: Landon Miles 4th grade: Malena Ramsey 5th grade: Jasmine Hayes 6th grade: Lexi Combs Bus Riders of the Week are : Courtney Davidson, Clay Fox, Noah Bareld, and Bobby Fowler By Samantha Ridgley and Carson Bishop General information Oct. 28: Report cards go home Mrs. Knoxs 7th grade language arts classes had their annual linking verb funeral (photos below) Oct. 13 to bring awareness of using more action in their writing. The students did a fantastic job of writing eulogies, dressing the part, and presentation. Some students went above and beyond by making cofns, bringing owers, singing, writing poetry, making headstones, playing instruments, composing programs, preaching, and comforting people mourning. Great job students! Club news National Junior Beta Club inductions will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 28 in the Marion Craig Gymnasium. Five current members will welcome 20 new members to the club. Parents are invited to attend the induction with a reception to follow. Sports Oct. 27 Cross Country at Wewahitchka, 3 p.m. ET, GO SHARKS Oct. 27 Volleyball Districts at Liberty County, GO SHARKS Oct. 28 Football vs. West Gadsden, 7:30 p.m. ET. Oct. 29 Girls soccer at Taylor County, time TBA Oct. 29 Boys soccer preseason scrimmage at Taylor County. Special to The Star Mrs. Carla McGhees World History Class is exploring the continent of Asia through research. This week the class learned about China and The Great Wall of China. Here are some facts that the young historians uncovered this week: The Great Wall of China is 25 feet tall 25 feet thick at the bottom and 15 feet thick at the top. Towers were built every 200 to 300 feet to secure the walls. Bands of wild tribesmen robbed and killed farmers, so short walls were built for their protection, then a strict ruler Shih Huang Ti ordered that all the short walls be joined together to form the Great Wall of China. The Great Wall was built by hand using forced labor. It goes over mountains and through valleys to measure over fteen hundred miles in length. It is the longest structure built by man. The Great Wall can be seen from space. Pictured are students recording their facts on the wall in the hall. The Lions TALE The Lions Tale Star Staff Report The Alumni Brunch will be 10-11 a.m. CT Friday, Oct. 28 in the Media Center at Wewahitchka High School. This year we will honor those classes that graduated in the years ending in 1 and 6. The Homecoming Parade will begin at 2 p.m. CT on Friday. It will include the students who are representing their classes on Homecoming Court, the King and Queen candidates, oats constructed by each of the 7th-12th grade classes, entries from our community and, of course, the winning Gator football team. Activities continue that evening, beginning at 6:30 p.m. with the crowning of our 2011 Homecoming King and Queen. Then, at 7 p.m., the Gators take on the Bozeman Bucks for another spirit-lled game. At halftime, we will recognize our alumni from years past on the eld. This is always an exciting time of year and the school and staff urges everybody to be a part of it. Star Staff Report The Wewahitchka High School Class of 1991 will hold its 20-year class reunion on Oct. 28-29. For more information contact April at 639-5169 or Rita at 639-9000. WHS Class of 1991 reunion Star Staff Report Warrants of arrest have just been issued for the most upstanding citizens of the community. This years Port St. Joe High School Project Graduation Committee is busy making preparations for its most popular community fundraiser, Jail for Bail. The event will be Monday, Oct. 31 from 3-5 p.m. ET under the new Pavilion in City Commons Park next to City Hall. All warrants have been issued, and those individuals that do get hauled into the jail must pay a ne before they can be released. All prisoners will be encouraged to call friends, family, and business associates to help them make their bail. To avoid jail time, those receiving arrest warrants may pay their ne before 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28. Mail checks, made payable to: Project Graduation 2012, P.O. Box 485, Port St. Joe, FL 32457. All donations are tax-deductible. In 1985, Project Graduation began in our community as a way of not only offering an evening free of drinking and driving, but a celebration with fellow classmates under the watchful eye of proud parents. In addition to food, music, and games, door prizes are offered to all graduates. Project Graduation at PSJHS has always been successful due to the generous support of our community. The committee of loving parents wishes to thank all in advance for the support. Jail for Bail under wayMARIANNA Chipola College now offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing commonly known as the RN to BSN. All upper level courses in the program are offered in an online format. The RN to BSN is designed for students who have earned an Associate in Science (AS) degree in Nursing from a regionally accredited institution and possess a current, clear, active Florida RN license. To earn the BSN from Chipola, students must complete 40 semester hours of courses at the 3000 level and above. At least 30 of the 40 hours must be earned in residence at Chipola. Chipolas RN to BSN program focuses on the development of professional nursing practice to prepare highly-qualied nurses to work in diverse health care settings. The program may be completed in three semesters or longer according to the student preference. The program adheres to all common prerequisites, courses of study, and clinical requirements for RN to BSN programs in Florida. The following prerequisites are required for entrance into the program: Anatomy & Physiology I and Lab; Anatomy & Physiology II and Lab; Human Growth & Development; Elements of Nutrition; Microbiology & Lab; General Psychology or Intro to Sociology; Statistics; Integrated Biology I or II; Chemistry for Health Related Science; General Chemistry I or II; General Physics I or II. Chipola also requires Communication Skills II; a Gordon Rule Writing course and an additional Social Science course. In addition to the BSN, Chipola offers nine other bachelors degree programs: Business Administration (with majors in Accounting or Management), English Education, Elementary Education, Mathematics Education (Middle or High School), Science Education (Middle or High School) and Exceptional Student Education. Of the 2,000 students enrolled at Chipola, nearly 200 are junior and senior students working on bachelors degrees. Since 2004, dozens of teachers have graduated from Chipola to begin careers in area middle and high schools. The Education program has nearly a 100 percent placement rate. Chipolas Bachelors level tuition is $110 per semester hour. For information about Chipolas BSN program, call 718-2278. To learn about all of the colleges bachelors degrees, visit www.chipola.edu From left are Chipola nursing graduate Ceely Bareld, Jackson Hospital OB Nurse Manager Connie Swearingen, RN, and Jackson Hosptial nurse Delilah Lewis, RN. For information about Chipolas BSN program, call 718-2278. To learn about all of the colleges bachelors degrees, visit www.chipola.edu. Chipola nursing degrees offer online classes DAZZLING DOLPHINS Wewa HOMECOMING

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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 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 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) This business invites you to visit the church of your choice this week. Thursday, October 27, 2011 Special to The Star St. Josephs Catholic Church will have its cookbooks, Tempting Recipes, for sale during the Ghosts on the Coasts celebration. With such a diverse culture of people belonging to St. Josephs, there are many delicious and different recipes to satisfy all appetites. The cookbooks will feature the Churchs Liturgical Feasts and Holy Days as well as the history of St. Josephs Church in Port St. Joe. You can nd the cookbooks for sale in various retail stores along Reid Avenue or visit our table that will be set up on Reid Avenue during the Ghosts on the Coast celebration. The cookbooks sell for $20 each or two books for $30. What a wonderful gift Tempting Recipes would make for Christmas, birthdays, or any occasion. All proceeds from the sell of the Tempting Recipes cookbooks will go to St. Josephs Family Life Ministry which in turn benets our local community and Sacred Heart Hospital. If you would like a cookbook mailed to you, there will be a $5 shipping and handling fee. For further information or to order a cookbook, please contact Charmaine Earley 229-8561, Trish Warriner 227-1600, Ann Jarosz 2291531 or any Family Life Ministry member at St. Josephs Catholic Church. You may also stop by the church ofce on 20th Street, between 9:30 a.m. Cookbooks for sale Follow His Guidance When we ask for Gods guidance is that what we seek to nd? There are times when we ask, when weve already made up our mind. When we seek His help and pay no attention, At times there are consequences too often to men tion. When you seek His help, try His way rst. If you dont, then be ready to expect the worst. He says to ask and you shall receive. But to ask wholeheartedly and truly believe. Wait for an answer; itll be on the way. It might be different than yours and take more than a day. Since God is the potter and we are the clay, well fare a lot better if we do it His way. Billy Johnson Family and Friends Day at New Bethel New Bethel A.M.E. Church, located at the corner of U.S. Highway 98 and Avenue C in Port St. Joe, will be holding its annual Family and Friends Day Celebration on Sunday, Oct. 30. The 11 a.m. ET speaker will be Rev. Zebedee Fennell of Okeechobee, Florida. Pastor Sandra HooperClark and members invite all friends of the community to please attend this program. Lunch will be served following the service. New Horizon AA The New Horizon AA Groups new schedule is Sunday mornings at 11 a.m. EST or 10 a.m. CST; call 639-3600. Dr. Tim Hines at Family Life Church Dr. Tim Hines will be ministering November 6-8 at Family Life Church on Reid Avenue, downtown Port St. Joe, in what will be a pivotal meeting for this region. Tim has been bringing the word of the Lord every year for more than 10 years to this city. The grace of God and the impartation of the anointing of Gods Spirit has consistently been in manifestation to help those hurting in their bodies and minds, and to reignite the hearts of the believers. Tim has a Bachelors and Masters degree in Theology and has served as alumni instructor at Brother Norvel Hayes New Life Bible College. He is married to a virtuous woman and they have two beautiful children. They are based here in Florida, and are submitted to Pastor David Garcia of Brooksville Assembly of God. Tim is looking forward to what God will do in these meetings at Family Life Church. We would like to invite you to come out to Family Life Church, Starting Sunday morning November 6th at 10:30 a.m. ET, and Sunday through Tuesday nights at 7 p.m. ET. You will not be disappointed! 10th Pastoral Anniversary at First Baptist Apalachicola How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things. (Romans 10-15) The First Baptist Church family invites you to join them in celebrating the 10th Pastoral Anniversary of Pastor Bill Palazarin and his wife Verlene, on Sunday, Oct. 30, at 11 a.m. ET. We would love to have everyone come join us in showing our love and appreciation to the shepherd sent by God to lead this ock. Faith BRIEFS Happy 90th birthday Dad. We think of you all the time, your voice and your laugh will live forever in our thoughts. We were talking the other day, remembering how you use to announce that you were going on the block for all in the house to hear, its been 17 years since we last heard you say that, but to us it seems like only yesterday. We love and miss you, Kylar F. Hamilton and grandchildren The Measure of Man Not How did he die? But How did he live? Not What did he gain? But What did he give? Not What was his sta tion? But Had he a heart? And How did he play his God-given part? Not What was his shrine? Nor What was his creed? But Had he befriended those really in need? Not What did the piece in the newspaper say? But How many were sor ry when he passed away? Was he ever ready with a wordor good cheer, To bring back a smile, banish a tear? These are the units to measure the worth Of a man as a man, re gardless of birth. The family of the late George L. Thomas Kylar E. Hamilton, Sr. Nov. 3, 1921 to Jan.14, 1994

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The plants are very cold hardy, and become full-sized by spring. Even though their multimillion dollar commercial production is limited to just a few areas, they are grown by hobbyists throughout our state. Temperatures between 50 and 80 F (10 and 27C) and day lengths 14 hours or fewer are required for the development of owers and fruit on most strawberry varieties. My information was provided by Dr. Craig K. Chandler Professor, Horticultural Sciences, of the University of Floridas Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. In North and Central Florida, Strawberry plants can be set from now through mid-November, and in South Florida, until early December. When winter comes, the cool nights and short days will cause the plants to begin owering. Flowers formed after the last killing frost of early spring will develop into fruit. Berry production and harvest continue throughout the spring. As the weather gets warmer and the days grow longer, the plants will stop producing berries and form runners. These runners will take root, and become new plants. However most home gardeners destroy such plants, and start over again in the fall. Although strawberries can be grown in just about any type Florida soil, they dont do as well in peat or muck. Strawberries like a well-drained soil, which is moist but not wet. Sandy soil with plenty of organic matter is best. Currently, we suggest three varieties for the Florida home garden: Camarosa, Sweet Charlie, and Festival. All three varieties produce attractive avorful berries suitable for eating fresh or freezing. Camarosa has been the most productive variety in North Florida, while Festival has been the most productive variety in Central Florida. These varieties are capable of producing 1 to 2 pints of fruit per plant. Strawberries should be planted in raised beds, which are two feet wide and spaced two feet apart. The beds should be mounded, so theyre six inches high along the edges and about eight inches high in the middle. For a 10-by-10 foot strawberry patch, broadcast about twoand-a-half pounds of 10-10-10 fertilizer with micronutrients added and work it into the soil. Then, form the beds in the manner weve described, and apply another twoand-a-half pounds of fertilizer. This time, place the fertilizer in a narrow band about six inches deep in the middle of each bed. After the beds have been property formed, fertilized, and very well moistened, cover each with a sheet of oneand-a-half mil black polyethylene plastic. The recommended mulch for strawberries in Florida. Place soil on the edges of the plastic to hold it in place. Then, cut slits in the plastic where the plants are to be inserted. The plants should be set in double rows, one on each side of the raised bed, about six inches from the edges. Space the plants 12 inches apart in the row. Be sure that no plants are set directly over the fertilizer band, because this can lead to salt burn. Always start with certied, disease-free plants. Keep them moist before planting, and plant them in moist soil. Set them at the correct depth. Do not cover the crowns and do not leave tops of roots exposed. Spread the roots in a fan shape, and pack soil rmly around them. With proper maintenance, and a bit of luck, next spring youll be enjoying fresh strawberries from your own patch. For more information contact the Gulf County Extension Service @ 6393200, 229-2909 or visit our website: gulf.ifas.u.edu Star Staff Report The Gulf County Extension Service is sponsoring a series of interactive video classes on beekeeping in the Panhandle. The classes will be Nov. 21 to Jan. 30. Classes are Monday evenings from 6-8 p.m. CT, 7-9 p.m. ET, at the Gulf County Extension ofce, 200 N. Second St. in Wewahitchka. Cost of the course is $50 per person and $25 for each additional person. Fees cover course materials. Contact the Extension ofce at 639-3200 to register and pay for the course. The class schedule is as follows: Nov. 21 Introduction to Bees; taught by Jamie Ellis, the class will cover types of bees, caste system, life stages in the hive and communication within the hive; Nov. 28 Introduction to Beekeeping and Beekeeping Equipment; taught by Elmore Herman and Mark Dykes, the course covers the standard hive, tools used in and around the hive and where to buy bees and getting started; Dec. 5 Bee Management; taught by Jamie Ellis and Lawrence Cutts, the course covers handling bees, seasonal management, marking queens and requeening; Dec. 12 Pests and Diseases; taught by Jerry Hayes, the course covers small hive beetles, Varroa mites, wax moths, Nosema and Foulbroods; Jan. 9 Honey Plants and Pollination Ecology; taught by Jenette Klopchin, the course covers honey plants of Northwest Florida; Jan. 16 Products of the Hive; taught by Lawrence Cutts, the course covers types of honey, wax, pollen collection and propolis; Jan. 23 Splitting Hives, increasing hive numbers and pollination; taught by Elmore Herman and Jeff Pippin, the course covers how to split a hive using nucs and pollination as a business; Jan. 30 Other topics of beekeeping; taught by Jamie Ellis and Jerry Hayes, the course covers Africanized bees. On Dec. 10 there will be a BeeKeeping Trade Show at the Washington County Extension Ofce, 1424 Jackson Ave. in Chipley. Registration is at 9 a.m. CT and the program begins at 10 a.m. There will be handson demonstrations, exhibits and more. Beekeeping in the Panhandle Growing strawberries in the Florida home garden ROY LEE CAR TER County extension director

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Local B6 | The Star Thursday, October 27, 2011 Research Reserve Center in Eastpoint. The center has been remodeled and has new exhibits, Atkison said. It is great for the students. Poetry Alive! A grant written by Donna Thompson, the funding will be used to provide two days of performances by the Poetry Troupe, one day in Port St. Joe, and one day in Wewahitchka. Involve Me and I Understand This grant, written by Carmel Dodson, provides the Stop to Think Comprehension Program, as well as other reading manipulatives, for her third-grade classroom at Port St. Joe Elementary School. Reading is Revolutionary Rhonda Pridgeon at Wewahitchka Elementary sought this grant to improve the intensive reading classroom libraries at both county elementary schools. Technology in the Classroom The grant dollars from this award, applied for by Genevieve Baughman, will be used to purchase Kuta Software for her algebra students at Wewahitchka High School. The Guarantee of an Education This grant, awarded to Shirley Moates, will provide two Apple iPads for her special needs students at Wewahitchka High School. Reading Key The Key to Success Linda Husband will use this grants funds to purchase the Reading Key program to aid her students at Wewahitchka Elementary School in reading prociency. Intermediate Technology: Learning to Implement the Equipment Shirley Thompson at Port St. Joe Junior High sought funding to provide for the Techno Kids Intermediate Computer Curriculum to enable her students to master new computer skills. Seeing Through the Lens of Compassion This grant will provide digital cameras for Becky Fulchers art classes at Port St. Joe Junior/Senior High School. Students will learn about photography and complete projects with the new cameras. Oil Spill Fulcher, the new art teacher at Port St. Joe Junior/ Senior High, applied for dollars to provide needed art supplies and art equipment for her students. Visual Geometry Kim McFarland sought funding to provide the Geometers Sketchpad software program for her geometry students at Port St. Joe High School. It is wonderful, McFarland said of the software. I have already downloaded it and started working with it. All teachers receiving grant funding submit to the EFGC board in May an evaluation of their grant funds assisted classroom learning. The EFGC aims to broaden community involvement in the county public schools. A brochure will be sent home with every Gulf County Student with each report card to increase awareness of the EFGC and to encourage donations. An annual membership to the EFGC supports Gulf County Schools and all gifts will be matched through a grant provided by the consortium of Florida Education Foundations. Find out more by logging on to www.efgc.org. Calling All Beginner Artists! Painting Classes specially designed for new painters using the tried and true technique of One Stroke Painting. Classes are $35.00, 3 hours, and include all materials; as well as a starter set of brushes to keep. Glynis Holcombe OSCI (One Stroke Certied Instructor) www.pieceocape.com 850-229-1185 Gun Show October 29th & 30th Panama City Panama City Fairgrounds Fairgrounds 2038661 Sat 9 -5 Sun 10-4 C o n c e a l e d W e a p o n s C l a s s S a t / S u n 1 1 o r 2 Floridagunshows.com FREE PARKING 6406516 FREE ESTIMATES 1-850-626-9242 1-800-69-SHRED Security-cleared personnel Fort Walton Beachs leading mobile destruction company Weekly, monthly, or annual service Locally owned & operated sweater? Oh, goodness, and I dont even think I can do anything. The Bridge at Bay St. Joe, one of 73 Signature HealthCARE Communities across the Southeastern U.S., uses the tour to educate staff on the fragile state of dementia patients, and other facilities nationwide have followed suit. The Port St. Joe facility specializes in customized care for cognitively impaired residents with dementia and Alzheimers disease, an irreversible, progressive brain disease that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills. The Virtual Dementia Tour puts caregivers in the patients shoes, giving them a rsthand look at the dark, confusing state of mind dementia brings. Emily Gortemoller, Director of Rehabilitation at the Bridge at Bay St. Joe, said the majority of tour participants vow to be more sensitive and patient towards elderly patients experiencing symptoms of dementia. Gortemoller and other Bridge representatives often take the tour on the road, conducting it at university nursing classes and hospitals along the Gulf Coast. Its probably time for us to do another round for our staff, Gortemoller said. They feel like they understand where the patient is. It denitely makes a huge difference. Gortemoller said the tour may prompt an employee to make a connection with a patient theyve had trouble with, or spark a newfound respect for what dementia patients go through. Its designed to increase sensitivity (toward those with dementia), Gortemoller said. Weve had people cry just knowing they had a family member or spouse exhibiting these symptoms. She said one woman vowed to never speak to her mother in the same harsh manner again. Gortemoller said one common misconception about people with dementia is that they all live in nursing homes. The majority of these people are out in our community, in our churches, in our stores, she said. The Bridge at Bay St. Joe conducts a pre-test and post-test for those who participate in the Virtual Dementia Tour. The tests ask and record participants feelings about dementia and state of mind before and after the tour. Gortemoller said almost everyone writes something about being more patient on the post-test. Ron Reid, administrator of the Bridge at Bay St. Joe, admitted to bolting out of the room the rst time he tried the tour. You can denitely tell they think they have an idea of what a demented person goes through (after the tour), Reid said. Its something we want to do more of. DEMENTIA from page B1V ALERIE G ARMA N | The Star District secretary Mary Lou Cumbie, Superintendent of Schools Jim Norton and Port St. Joe Elementary School Principal Sue Gannon (not pictured) sat in on Gaddiss art class Oct. 20 and produced their own works of art. T IM C RO F T | The Star From left, Genieve Baughman, Shirley Moates and Rhonda Pridgeon. Moates and Baughman wrote mini-grant applications to enhance programs at Wewahitchka High School; Pridgeon, from Wewahitchka Elementary School, sought funding to improve enhanced reading classrooms in the libraries at both county elementary schools. GRANTS from page B1 State Building has 1,872 steps? 6,500 windows? 57,000 tons of steel? Before class began, she reminded her students that there is no such thing as bad art. Just as no two people are alike, no two pieces of art are the same. The arts are usually the rst things to go, said Gaddis, who noted that without her as a volunteer the school would simply be without an art program due to lack of funding. However, Gaddis is not without community support. In addition to Subways donation of booths, Gaddis also receives help from her daughter Stephanie Cribbs in the classroom, and from the First United Methodist Church. She once received an envelope lled with 300 $1 bills from the Methodist Churchs womens group. We cant put art in our schools anymore because theres no money to fund it, said Port St. Joe Elementary School Principal Sue Gannon. To have a volunteer come here and do this on a regular basis its a resource we just cant replace. Gannon said the states emphasis on FCAT scores and budget cuts have de-emphasized the need for art programs in schools. She said Gaddis is an invaluable asset to the school. Its always been a priority to make a room available and to have the materials available, said Gannon, who noted PTO funds also help offset Gaddiss costs. The teachers enjoy it and the kids enjoy it, Gannon said. We know its important for the kids to be exposed to the arts as well as academics. ART from page B1

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CLASSIFIEDSThursday, October 27, 2011 The Star | B7 35788S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION: CASE NO.: 08-00470 COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS, INC., Plaintiff, vs. RICHARD P. DAVIS; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF RICHARD P. DAVIS; UNKNOWN TENANT(S); IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Resetting Foreclosure Sale dated the 11th day of October, 2011, and entered in Case No. 08-00470, of the Circuit Court of the 14TH Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida, wherein COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS, INC. is the Plaintiff and RICHARD P. DAVIS, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF RICHARD P. DAVIS and UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the, FRONT LOBBY OF THE GULF COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 1000 5TH STREET, PORT ST. JOE, FL, 32456, 11:00 AM ET on the 10th day of November, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: EXHIBIT “A” All that certain land situate in Gulf County, Florida: Commencing at the Northwest corner of the Southwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of Section 32, Township 5 South, Range 11 West and run West for 400 feet to the West side of County Road, thence run South 780 feet to the Point of Beginning, thence run West 150 feet, thence run south 180 feet, thence run East 150 feet, thence run North 180 feet to the Point of Beginning, same lying and being in Section 31, Township 5 South, Range 11 West. TOGETHER WITH A MOBILE HOME. VIN# 13703158 R.P. DECAL# 0477173131A VIN# 13703159 R.P. DECAL# 0477173131B MANUFACTUER’S NAME: FLEETWOOD MODEL NAME: CHAMPION YEAR MANUFACTURED: 1977 DIMENSIONS: 23.5 X 56.3 WHICH IS AFFIXED AND ATTACHED TO THE LAND AND IS PARTOF THE REAL PROPERTY WHICH, BY INTENTION OF THE PARTIES AND UPON RETIREMENT OF THE CERTIFICATE OF TITLE AS PROVIDED IN 319.621 FLA. STAT., SHALL CONSTITUTE A PART OF THE REALTY AND PASS WITH IT, ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Dated this 12th day of October, 2011. REBECCA NORRIS Clerk of the Circuit Court By: BA BAXTER Deputy Clerk Submitted By: Law Offices of Marshall C. Watson, P.A. 1800 NW 49th Street Suite 120 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 (954) 453-0365 Fax: (954) 771-6052 Toll Free: 1-800-441-2438 Oct 20, 27, 2011 36001S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CENTENNIAL BANK, as successor in interest to GULF STATE COMMUNITY BANK, Plaintiff, vs SHEZAD SANAULLAH and HELEN NITSIOS, Defendant(s) CASE NO.: 11-000162-CA NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE is hereby given that, pursuant to the Order of Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure in this cause, in the Circuit Court of Gulf County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Gulf County, Florida described as: A TRACT OF LAND LYING IN SECTIONS 16,17, 20 AND 21, TOWNSHIP 9 SOUTH, RANGE 10 WEST, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA; MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT A FOUND CONCRETE MONUMENT MARKING THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 16, AND RUN THENCE WEST 357.25 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING RUN THENCE NORTH 1719’04” WEST 17.99 FEET TO A:FOUND IRON PIN AND CAP #1718 LYING ON THE SOUTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY OF STATE ROAD NO. 30, SAID IRON PIN LYING ON :A CURVE CONCAVE TO THE NORTHWESTERLY; THENCE NORTHEASTERLY ALONG SAID SOUTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY AND CURVE WITH A RADIUS OF 5645.54 FEET, THROUGH A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 0844’17”, FOR AN ARC DISTANCE OF 860.98 FEET (CHORD OF SAID ARC BEING NORTH 6818’47” EAST 860.15 FEET) TO A FOUND CONCRETE MONUMENT; THENCE RUN NORTH 6413’01” EAST ALONG SAID SOUTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY 308.73 FEET TO A FOUND CONCRETE MONUMENT, LYING ON A CURVE CONCAVE TO THE SOUTHEASTERLY; THENCE NORTHEASTERLY ALONG SAID SOUTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY AND CURVE WITH A RADIUS OF 1112.06 FEET, THROUGH A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 2255’35”, FOR AN ARC DISTANCE OF 444.98 FEET (CHORD OF SAID ARC BEING NORTH 7528’58” EAST 442.02 FEET TO A FOUND CONCRETE:MONUMENT #1718; THENCE LEAVING SAID SOUTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY RUN THENCE SOUTH 62’20’18” WEST 489.96 FEET TO A SET IRON PIN LB#732; THENCE SOUTH 3649’06” WEST 149.05 FEET TO A SET IRON PIN LB#732; THENCE SOUTH 4223’15” WEST 68.66 FEET TO A SET IRON PIN LB#732; THENCE SOUTH 2546’15” EAST 700.22 FEET TO A SET IRON PIN LB#732; THENCE SOUTH 7158’15” WEST 113.72 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 6711’45” WEST 121.80 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 7905’55” WEST 118.79 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 5834’41” WEST 120.34 FEET; THENCE SOUTH:7359’37” WEST 124.67 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 6726’21” WEST 129.35 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 6424’48” WEST 150.84 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 6706’13” WEST 173.98 FEET TO A SET IRON PIN LB #732; THENCE NORTH 1719’04” WEST 871.85 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. LESS AND EXCEPT THE FOLLOWING TWO PARCELS: A tract of land lying in Sections 16, 17, 20 and 21, Township 9 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida; more particularly described as follows: Commence at a found concrete monument marking the Southwest comer of said Section 16, and run thence West 58.28 feet to the Point of Beginning; from said Point of Beginning run thence North 2009’30” West, 114.07 feet to a found iron-pin and cap #1718 lying on the Southerly right of way boundary of State Road No. 30, said iron pin lying on a curve concave to the Northwesterly; thence Northeasterly along said Southerly right of way boundary and curve with a radius of 5645.54 feet, through a central angle of 0553’51”, for an arc distance of 581.11 feet, (chord of said arc being North 6653’34” East, 580.85 feet) to a found concrete monument; thence run North 6413’01” East along said Southerly right of way boundary 308.73 feet to a found concrete monument, lying on a curve concave to the Southeasterly; thence Northeasterly along said Southerly right of way boundary and curve with a radius of 1112.06 feet, through a central angle of 2255’35”, for an arc distance of 444.98 feet (chord of said arc being North 7528’58” East, 442.02 feet to a found concrete monument #1718; thence leaving said Southerly right of way boundary, run thence South 6220’18” West, 489.96 feet to a set iron pin LB#732; thence South 3649’06” West 149.05 feet to a set iron pin LB#732; thence South 4223’15” West, 68.66 feet to a set iron pin LB#732; thence South 2546’15” East, 700.22 feet to a set iron pin LB#732; thence South 7158’15” West, 113.54 feet; thence South 6711’45” West, 121.80 feet;1hence South 7905’55” West, 118.79 feet; thence South 5834’41” West, 120.34 feet; thence South 7359’37” West, 124.67 feet; thence South 6726’21” West, 129.39 feet to a set iron pin LB#732; thence North 2009’30” West, 745.17 feet to the Point of Beginniing. AND LOT 1, TRACT A INDIAN LAGOON ESTATES, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT A CONCRETE MONUMENT MARKING THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SECTION 16, TOWNSHIP 9 SOUTH, RANGE 10 WEST, GULF COUNTY; FLORIDA AND RUN NORTH 89’58’25” WEST 357.25 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING RUN NORTH 1719’04” WEST 18.05 FEET TO A RE-ROD (MARKED #1/18) LYING ON THE SOUTHEASTERLY RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY OF STATE ROAD NO. 30, SAID POINT ALSO LYING ON A CURVE CONCAVE TO THE NORTHWESTERLY; THENCE RUN NORTHEASTERLY ALONG SAID RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY AND SAID CURVE HAVING A RADIUS 5645.54 FEET, THROUGH A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 0131’20” FOR AN ARC DISTANCE OF 149.98 FEET; CHORD BEING NORTH 7204’05” EAST 149.98 FEET TO A RE-ROD (MARKED #1718); THENCE LEAVING SAID RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY RUN SOUTH 1847’43”. EAST 147.80 FEET TO A RE-ROD (MARKED #732); THENCE RUN SOUTH 7359’13” WEST 153.82 FEET TO A RE-ROD (MARKED #732); THENCE RUN NORTH 1719’04”WEST 124.59 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. LOT1, TRACT “A” (UNRECORDED) MORE CORRECTLY DESCRIBED AS: Commence at the Southwest corner of Section 16, Township 9 South, Range 10 West,Gulf County, Florida and run West 357.25 feet, thence run North 17 degrees 19 minutes 04 seconds West 17.99 feet to a point lying on the Southeasterly right-of-way boundary of State Road No. 30 said point also lying on a curve to the Northerly, thence run Northeasterly along said right-of-way boundary and curve having a radius of 5645.54 feet, through a central angle of 01 degrees 31 minutes 18 seconds for an arc distance of 149.93 feet, chord being North 71 degrees 55 minutes 17 seconds East 149.93 feet, thence leaving said right-of-way boundary run South 18 degrees 50 minutes 22 seconds East 875.23 feet to a point lying on the approximate mean high water line of Indian Lagoon, thence run South 67 degrees 06 minutes 13 seconds West along said mean high water line 173.98 feet, thence leaving said mean high water line run North 17 degrees 19 minutes 04 seconds West 871.85 feet to the POINT Of BEGINNING containing 3.27 acres more or less. at Public Sale, to the highest bidder, for cash, at the steps of the Gulf County Courthouse, Port St. Joe, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. ET on November 10, 2011. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court this 11th day of October, 2011. Clerk OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk : Steve M. Watkins, III FBN: 0794996 41 Commerce Street Apalachicola, FL 32320 (850)653-1949 October 20, 27, 2011 35933S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA THOMAS KEITH McNEILL AND ELIZABETH SUE McNEILL, Plaintiffs, vs. GEORGETTE E. HADDOCK, Defendant. CASE NO. 2011-128CA NOTICE OF JUDICIAL SALE PURSUANT TO SECTION 45.031(1) OF THE FLORIDA STATUTES TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on September 15, 2011, in Case No. 2011-128CA, of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit for Gulf County, Florida, in which THOMAS KEITH McNEILL and ELIZABETH SUE McNEILL are the Plaintiffs, and GEORGETTE E. HADDOCK, is the Defendant, that the undersigned, Clerk of Circuit Court, Gulf County, Florida, will sell at public sale the following described real property: Lot 9 and the South 1/2 of Lot 10, Block 107 of Unit 9 of St. Joseph’s Addition to the City of Port St. Joe, Florida, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 12, Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. The sale will be held on November 10, 2011, at 11:00 a.m. EST, to the highest bidder for cash, in the lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, Port St. Joe, Florida, in accordance with Section 45.031, Florida Statutes. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated September 16, 2011. Rebecca L. Norris Gulf County Clerk of Court B.A. Baxter Deputy Clerk October 20, 27, 2011 36015S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY CENTENNIAL BANK, AN ARKANSAS CORPORATION, AS SUCCESSOR-IN-INTEREST TO BAYSIDE SAVINGS BANK BY ASSET ACQUISITION FROM THE FDIC AS RECEIVER FOR BAYSIDE SAVINGS BANK. Plaintiff -vR & R PROPERTIES, A PARTNERSHIP and SHIRLEY L. ROBERSON P.O. Box 457 Port St. Joe, Fl. 32457 Defendant(s). Case No.10-410CA NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated October 4th, 2011, and entered in Civil Case No. 10-410CA of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida wherein CENTENNIAL BANK as successor to BAYSIDE SAVINGS BANK is the Plaintiff and R & R PROPERTIES, A PARTNERSHIP and SHIRLEY L. ROBERSON is the Defendant, I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at the front door of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd, Port St. Joe, Florida, at 11:00 a.m., EST, on the 3rd day of November, 2011, the following described property situated in Gulf and Franklin Counties, Florida and set forth in the Order or Final Judgment, to-wit: Lot 43, Southgate Subdivision, as per plat recorded in the public records of Gulf County, Florida, in Plat Book 4, Page 17. And Lot 7, Block B. Magnolia Bluffs, a subdivision as per map or plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2 at Page 5 of the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), disabled persons who, because of their disabilities need special accommodations to participate in this proceeding should contact the ADA Coordinator at 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd. Port St. Joe, Florida 32456 or Telephone (850 229-6113 prior to, such proceedings. Witness my hand and the official seal of this Honorable Court, on this 10th day of October, 2011. REBECCA L. NORRIS Clerk of Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk Costin & Costin Charles A. Costin 413 Williams Ave. P.O. Box 98 Port St. Joe, Fl. 32457 850-227-1159 October 20, 27, 2011 36041S IN THE COUNTY COURT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA JAMES R. COBBLE Plaintiff -vGEORGE D. JONES 401 Hargrove Rd Tuscaloosa, AL 35401 Defendant Case No. 10-170CC NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated October 6th, 2011, and entered in Civil Case No. 10-170CC of the County Court in and for Gulf County, Florida wherein JAMES R. COBBLE is the Plaintiff and GEORGE D. JONES is the Defendant, I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at the front door of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd, Port St. Joe, Florida, at 11:00 a.m., EST, on the 3rd day of November, 2011, the following described property situated in Gulf County, Florida and set forth in the Order or Final Judgment, to-wit: All of Defendant’s GEORGE D. JONES undivided one-half interest in and to the following described real property located in Gulf County, Florida: Beginning at the SW corner of Lot Nineteen (19) in Block Three (3) of Oak Grove Subdivision, and run fifteen feet (15’) South for a point of beginning; thence run South 124 feet; thence run East 70 feet; thence run North 124 feet; thence run West 70 feet to the point of beginning. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), disabled persons who, because of their disabilities need special accommodations to participate in this proceeding should contact the ADA Coordinator at 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd. Port St. Joe, Florida 32456 or Telephone (850)229-6113 prior to such proceedings. Witness my hand and the official seal of this Honorable Court, on this 10th day of October, 2011. REBECCA L. NORRIS Clerk of Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk Costin & Costin Charles A. Costin 413 Williams Ave. P.O. Box 98 Port St. Joe, Fl. 32457 850-227-1159 October 20, 27, 2011 36065S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CENTENNIAL BANK, as successor in interest to COASTAL COMMUNITY BANK, Plaintiff, vs. THREE MEN AND AN IDEA, LLC, a Dissolved Florida Limited Liability Company, ROBERT J. JASINSKI, Individually, and KENNETH ALLEN PETERSON, JR., Individually, Defendants. CASE NO. 11-246-CA CIVIL DIVISION NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS GIVEN that pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated October 11, 2011, in the above-styled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Lobby of the Clerk’s Office, of the Gulf County Courthouse in Port St. Joe, Florida, on November 10, 2011, at 11:00 a.m. ET the following described property: Parcel #9, Sunshine Acres (unrecorded) Commence at the Southwest Corner of Section 13, Township 5 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida, and thence run North 8924’40” East for 1726.20 feet; thence North 0131’37” West for 1798.77 feet; thence North 8924’40” East for 1997.96 feet for the POINT OF BEGINNING. From said Point of Beginning run North 0131’37” West for 189.24 feet; thence North 8924’40” East for 220.26 feet; thence South 0131’37” East for 457.29 feet to a point on the Northerly right of way line of State Road No. 386; thence South 6013’45” West along said right of way line for 250.00 feet; thence North 0131’37” West for 389.96 feet to the Point of Beginning. Said parcel of land having an area of 2.62 acres, more or less, and being subject to a 30.00 foot wide roadway easement along a portion of the Westerly boundary thereof, more particularly described as follows: Commence at the Southwest Corner of Section 13, Township 5 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida, thence run North 8924’40” East for 1726.20 feet; thence North 0131’37” West for 1798.77 feet; thence North 8924’40” East for 1997.96 feet for the POINT OF BEGINNING. From said Point of Beginning run North 0131’37” West for 30.01 feet; thence North 8924’40” East for 30.01 feet; thence South 0131’37” East for 419.97 feet; thence South 6013’45” West for 34.06 feet; thence North 0131’37” West for 419.97 feet to the Point of Beginning. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner(s) as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. DATED ON October 11, 2011. Becky Norris, Clerk of Court By: BA Baxter As Deputy Clerk ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: Mary Ellen Davis, Esquire 17 High Drive, Suite C Post Office Box 1720 Crawfordville, FL 32326 (850) 926-6003 October 27, November 3, 2011 36043S PUBLIC NOTICE The Port St. Joe Redevelopment Agency is seeking bids from qualified firms to provide structural engineering services for a 45-foot observation tower. Experience in like projects is required. 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 or Gail@PSJRA.com. Bids must be received by 4 pm on Monday, November 7, 2011. Phone: 850-229-6899. October 27, 2011 36095S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDCICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA IN RE: The Estate of BETTY JEAN CURLEE Deceased. CASE NO.: 11-23 PR NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of BETTY JEAN CURLEE, deceased, File Number 11-23 PR, is pending in the Circuit Court for the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit, in and for Gulf County, Florida, the address of which is 1000 Cecil Costin, Sr., Blvd., Port Saint Joe, Florida 32456. The name and address of the personal representative and the personal representatives’ attorney are set forth below. ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is served within three months after the date of the first publication of this notice must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. The date of the first publication of this Notice is October 27, 2011. Dated this the 14th day of October, 2011. Susan Curlee Wilder Petitioner/Personal Representative 217 Coronado Street Port Saint Joe, Florida 32456 Clinton T. McCahill 305 Sixth Street Port Saint Joe, Florida 32456 850-229-9040 Tel. 850-229-9049 Fax FBN: 0073482 Attorney for the Petitioner Personal Representative October 27, November 3, 2011 36135S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Plymouth Park Tax Services 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. 828 Application No. 2011-21 Year of Issuance: 2009 R.E. No. 03426-530R 36103S PUBLIC NOTICE Hwy 22 Storage 1249 Hwy 22, Wewahitchka, FL Unit #96-Lynn & Molly Griffin, Unit #87-Victor Strickland and Unit #12-Sherry Young will be sold on November 10, 2011 at 8:30 am if not paid up. October 27, November 3, 2011 Attend College Online from Home. *Medical, *Business, *Paralegal, *Criminal Justice. Job placement assistance. Computer available. 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B8| The Star Thursday, October 27, 2011 CLASSIFIEDS MLS# 243988 100 Plantation Drive, Carrabelle, FL $534,600 Bank Owned 243816 17 Little Rive Circle, Wewahitchka, FL $9,900 Lot 243812 2500 HWY 71 North, Wewahitchka, FL $59,900 Lot 244924 2 HWY 381, Wewahitchka, FL $89,900 Acreage 244322 101 Lower Landing Dr., Wewahitchka, FL $109,900 Riverfront 243496 148 Squirrel Ave., Wewahitchka, FL $119,900 Home 240660 249 Bonita St,, Port St. Joe, FL $34,000 Lot 243493 480 Ponderosa Pines Dr., Port St Joe, FL $44,500 Lot 242660 1209 Monument Ave., Port St. Joe, FL $175,000 Home 241998 357 HWY 98, Port St. Joe, FL $295,000 Commercial 243184 2850 Hwy 98, Port St. Joe, FL $299,900 Commercial 243095 415 Monument Ave., Port St Joe, FL $299,900 Commercial 244920 22 Cape San Blas Rd, Cape San Blas, FL $ 39,900 Deeded Beach Access 244919 18 Cape San Blas Rd., Cape San Blas, FL $ 59,900 Deeded Beach Access 244921 10 Cape San Blas Rd, Cape San Blas, FL $59,900 Deeded Beach Access 241222 8 Cape San Blas Rd, Cape San Blas, FL $112,900 Bay Front 242510 3 Cape San Blas Rd, Cape San Blas, FL $136,900 Bay Front 243939 102 Seascape Dr., Cape San Blas, FL $225,000 Under Contract 244556 112 Rosemary Court, Cape San Blas, FL $449,000 Jubilation Subdivision 241453 106 Sand Dollar Way, Cape San Blas, FL $779,900 Gulf Front 239971 7750 Cape Sane Blas Rd, Cape San Blas, FL $1,199,000 Gulf Front 242710 210 Sting Ray Lane, Port St. Joe, FL $23,900 Lot 244659 400 Gulf Aire Drive, Port St. Joe, FL $119,900 Under Contract 108831 512 Long St., Mexico Beach, FL $189,000 ICW Front 244604 118 41st St., Mexico Beach, FL $239,900 Beachside FOR RENT ST. JOE BEACH 113 Gulf Terrace 3bd/2ba Highland Subdivision St. Joe Beach 311 Bonnet Street 2bd/2ba No pets Coronado # 3 7314 W. Hwy 98 2bd/2ba Furnished St. Joe Beach Coronado #4 7318 W. Hwy 98 2bd/2ba Furnished St. Joe Beach WINDMARK BEACH 159 Beach Street Bungalow #3 1bd/1ba Unfurnished 212 Watermark Way (old Hwy 98) Townhouse Unit #4 2bd/2ba Fully Furnished 210 Watermark Way (old Hwy 98) Townhouse Unit #6 2bd/2ba Fully Furnished MEXICO BEACH Villas of Mexico Beach, 3706 Hwy 98 New Condos, Furnished, Gulf Access, on Canal Unit 301 3bd/3ba Furnished Pictures available on MLS #243890CAPE SAN BLAS/INDIAN PASSJubilation Subdivision 101 Two Palms Drive 4bd Unfurnished Two Palm Subdivision 3bd/3 ba Furnished and covered pool (small pet allowed with pet deposit) PORT ST. JOE Eagle Landing Ponderosa Pines Dr. Unit 15 2bd/2ba Furnished 101 S 33RD ST. MEXICO BEACH 850-648-5683 800-260-1137 WWW.FLORIDAGULFCOAST.COM252 MARINA DRIVE PORT ST. JOE 850-227-9600 800-451-2349www. oridagulfcoast.com FORRENT FOR SALE RowellAuctions.com BALLROOM215 BankForeclosed PropertiesONLINE BIDDING AVAILABLE!Alabama, Georgia, Florida & South CarolinaMany Selling Absolute! 1347 Alligator Drive Alligator Point, FL Unit C-429 of the Carrabelle Boat Club Ass.at 1570 Hwy 98 W.,Carrabelle, FL 438 Mill Road, Carrabelle, FLSelling from St. James Golf Resort 151 Laughing Gull Rd, Carrabelle, FLNovember 15 -:6:00 p.m.Rowell Realty & Auction Co., Inc. 10% Buyers PremiumAU 479, AB 296 800-323-8388 2042254 108 S. E. AVE. A CARRABELLE, FLORIDA 32322850-697-9604 850-323-0444 www.seacrestre.comRENTALS2 BR 11/2 BA UNFURNISHED HOME Country Living Eastpoint Area ......................$800 2 BR 1 BA UNFURNISHED HOUSE Downtown, LR, DR, Storage Room .................$650 1 BR 1 BA UNFURNISHED HOUSE ............$500 DOWNTOWN RIVER CONDO, BOAT SLIP 3 Night Minimum .......................$105 PLUS DAILY PIRATES LANDING 1 BR CONDO/POOL 3 Night Minimum .......................$105 PLUS DAILY 3 BR 3 BA FURNISHED CONDO Long Term, Pool..............................................$850 2 BR 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 PLUS 3 BR 1 BA FURNISHED APARTMENT Pet Friendly ...................WKLY & MONTHLY RATES Your land or family land is all you need to buy a new home. Call 850-682-3344 Port St. Joe CommercialFor LeaseMarketed Exclusively by:850-229-6373Retail / Of ce Space202 Marina Drive Centennial Bank Bldg 2nd Floor; 3 Spaces Avail; +/-491-5,000sf; $12 psf mod gross 318 Reid Avenue Of ce /Retail; +/1,700sf; Can be subdivided; $13.25psf 308 Reid Avenue Suite A +/1100 sf; $1100 mo mod gross 101 Reid Avenue Seven of ce suites avail starting at $400 mo plus pro rata CAM 103 Reid Avenue Great of ce/retail location ready for occupancy; $10 psf mod gross 190 Williams Avenue Stand alone building located at the corner of Williams and 1st Street; On-site parking; $10 psf mod grossWarehouse / Flex Space110 Trade Circle West +/2500-7500sf 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 Sale300 Long Avenue +/2,000sf Loggerhead Restaurant Cape San Blas, +/-3000sf, FFE incl., .47 ac, on site-parking, sewer, asking $350,000. Short Sale 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; $395,000 320 Marina Drive Corner lot entry to Marina Cove : .14 acres; High visibility site; Call for details 260 Marina Drive+/3,200 sf : Multi tenant building in Marina Cove; New Construction w/ ample parking; Also avail for lease; Inquire for details; $285,000PSJ Commerce Park+/6.5 acre site : $119,900; owner nancing available235 W. Gulf Beach Drive Of ce/Retail; +/-5,335sf multi-tenant bldg St. George Island; $399,000 131 E. Gulf Beach DrSt. George Island, +/3,950sf of ce/retail; $285,00071 Market Street Multi tenant historic bldg downtown Apalachicola; +/7,252; Inquire for terms UNDER CONTRACT ant historic bldg downtown Apalachicola; +/7 UNDER CONTRACT eue sf UNDERCONTRACT lf Beach Dr geIsland,+/-3,950sfofce/retail; See emeraldcoastjobs.com/monster to nd a job at the intersection of both.Wouldn’t you like a job that ful lls you both professionally and personally? With Monster’s new ltering tools, you can quickly hone in on the job that’s right for you. So visit emeraldcoastjobs.com/monster, and you might nd yourself in the middle of the best of both worlds. Description of Property: COMMENCE at a concrete monument marking the Northwest Corner of the Northeast Quarter of Section 33, Township 5 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida, and thence go North 89 Degrees 30 Minutes 30 Seconds East along the North boundary of said Section 33, for 670.00 feet; thence South 00 Degrees 07 Minutes 40 Seconds East for 67.60 feet to a point on the Southerly right of way line of a County Road (right of way line as per field monumentation); thence continue South 00 Degrees 07 Minutes 40 Seconds East for 420.00 feet for the POINT OF BEGINNING. From said POINT OF BEGINNING, go North 89 Degrees 30 Minutes 30 Seconds East for 210.00 feet; thence go South 00 Degrees 07 Minutes 40 Seconds East for 105.00 feet; thence go South 89 Degrees 30 Minutes 30 Seconds West for 210.00 feet; thence go North 00 Degrees 07 Minutes 40 Seconds West for 105.00 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Said parcel of land lying and being in the Northeast Quarter of Section 33, Township 5 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida, and having an area of 0.51 acres, more or less. ALSO, known as Lot 5. Name in which assessed: Glenn E. Haney & Gail L. Haney 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 30th day of November, 2011 Dated this 25th day of October, 2011 REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Donna L. Ray Deputy Clerk October 27, November 3, 10, 17, 2011 Incorrect Insertion PolicyFor Classified In-column AdvertisersAll ads placed by phone are read back to the advertiser to insure correctness. The newspaper will assume correctness at the time of the read-back procedure unless otherwise informed. Please your ad. Advertisers are requested to check the advertisement on the first insertion for correctness. Errors should be reported immediately. Your Florida Freedom newspaper will not be responsible for more than one incorrect insertion, nor will it be liable for any error in advertisements to a greater extent than the cost of the space occupied by the error. Any copy change, during an ordered schedule constitutes a new ad and new charges. We do not guarantee position of ANY ad under any classification. Publishers Notice “SCAM “To avoid possible scams, it is recommended that consumers should verify caller information when receiving calls regarding credit card payments. Consumers should also contact the local company themselves instead of giving this information to individuals whom are contacting them directly. First Annual Christmas at the CreekSaturday, October 29, 2011 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. 6 miles West of Wewahitchka, Florida on Highway 22 on Kemp Cemetery Road at the Wetappo Creek Fire Department Local vendors, arts, crafts, food and fun. Something for everyone. Kinard Volunteer Fire Department is having our annual Halloween Carnival on Saturday Oct 29th 2011, at the Kinard Community Center located on Hwy 73 South. Starts at 5:00 p.m.-?; Lots of games, 4 wheeler rides, Spook House, dunking booth, lots of cakes for cake walk, cake auction. Door prizes, lots of good food (hot boiled peanuts, cotton candy, hamburgers, hotdogs, nachos and chees, chips and drinks). Family fun time in Kinard!!! We look forward to seeing you there! For more information contact our Fire Chief Doyle F Daniels (850) 639-5011. We’ll also have a $500 cash drawing, don’t need to be present town!! Fire Cheif will contact you if you’re the winner!!! Extra Mile Pet SittingHome visits/overnight in the comfort of your pets home. Mexico Bch Diana 227-5770 Dan 227-8225 extramilepetsitting.com Apalachicola 80 Waddell Rd, Saturday 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.; clothes (infants to plus sizes), household items, childrens toys, and much much more!!! PSJ: 121 Hunter Circle, Saturday 8am -11am Shotgun, Paintball equipment, Boating & fishing stuff, girls clothing, household items, toys, sectional sofa, & misc. St Joe Beach 8301 Tradewins Dr, Gulf Aire Subdivision, Friday and Saturday 8:00 a.m.-?; DIABETIC TEST STRIPS NEEDEDI Buy sealed, unexpired Boxes (850)710-0189 OtherELDER CAREAssist active Elder w/ various house and garden tasks. 2-3 hours daily. Indian Pass Area. Call 850-227-7234 Text FL82485 to 56654 Medical/HealthRN Care ManagerExperienced nurse to join communitybased care management team affiliated with Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf. RN & care management exp required. To apply, email chris.moline@ ascensionhealth.orgWeb ID#: 34182449 Text FL82449 To 56654 Now Hiring!Are You Making Less Than $40,000 Per Year?Covenant TransportNeeds Driver Trainees Now! No experience required. *Immediate Job Placement Assistance *OTR, Regional, & Local Jobs CALL NOW FOR MORE INFORMATION 1-866-280-5309 Sales/Business DevRetail MerchandisersNeed Planogram ExpStore Set 2 week project in Pt.St.Joe. Go to -www.apolloretail.com Click ‘Apply Here’ at top Charming 1BR Garage Apt. 907 1/2 Monument Avenue. $535 month. MUST CALL for APPT. 850-227-7234 Text FL82482 to 56654 Publisher’s 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. Small Efficiency Apt $300 mo W/S included. Pet neg. 773 Bryants Landing Road. 850-899-0162 Bayview Home @ Indian Pass. 4 br, 3 ba, 2 acres, large storage and Boat shed. $1200 mo + $1200 dep. $200 pet fee. In the St. Joe school district. Call 850-229-1065 or 850-227-5025 Port St. Joe 2 br, 1.5 ba, CH&A, New rugs & paint, Nice yard, 10x10 storage shed, No Pets. $535 mo, $400 dep Call 850-227-6216 Wewa, RV’s for rent Weekly or monthly. Includes W/S/E. Call 850-639-5721 St. Joe, 3br, 1 bath, fenced backyard with 2 storage buildings, new metal roof and paint on house, near school and Lake Griffin, Call (850) 227-8295 for appt. Price ReducedFSBO : 5.5 acres White City, Fl. Nice property, minutes to Intercoastal Water Way. 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A new $21 million water plant and aged, scaled pipes continue to vex Port St. Joe commissioners. YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER SINCE 1937 THE S TAR Thursday, OCTo O BER 27 2011 50 For breaking news, visit www.starfl.comSubscribe to The Star800-345-8688For your hometown paper delivered to your home! Real Estate Ad deadline is Thursday 11 a.m. ET Legal ad deadline is Friday 11 a.m. ET Display ad deadline is Friday 11 a.m. ET 227-1278 Classied deadline is Monday 5 p.m. ET 747-5020 Opinion. .......................................A4Outdoors. .....................................A8 Sports...........................................A9-A10Society. .........................................BB2School News. ................................BB3Faith. .............................................BB4 Extension. .....................................BB5Classieds. ....................................BB7-BB8TABLE OF CONTENTS YE E AR R 74, NUMBER 2 By Valerie Garman Star Staff Writer Dress up your dogs and costume your cats for next weekends masquerade party designed to benet Gulf Countys four-legged friends. The St. Joseph Bay Humane Society will hold its largest fundraiser of the year, the 6th annual Bow Wow Bash Masquerade Party, on Saturday, Oct. 29 at the Centennial Building in Port St. Joe from 6-10 p.m. ET. Last years bash was a smash, with nearly 300 costumed attendees who helped raise $30,000 for the humane society. It basically means (the Humane Society) can continue operating for another year, said event chair Andrea Heard. The county and city have had to cut back on the funds they give them and the amount they have available to run the shelter is nowhere near what is needed. Heard said the Humane Society runs mostly on donations and money raised through fundraisers like Bow Wow Bash and Paws in the Park. The money is desperately needed, so we hope a lot of people will attend, Heard said. Last years Bow Wow Bash saw its largest turnout ever, and Heard hopes the trend will continue. Although costumes are optional and masks will be available, Heard said most attendees go all out for the costume contest, with past costumes ranging from Michael Jackson, and the Flintstones to Cruella Deville. The contest will Bow Wow at the Bash this Saturday By Tim CroftStar News Editor To the residents of Port St. Joe the city wishes to thank you. The city will hold a Community Appreciation Day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. ET Saturday, Nov. 19. It will be a day of fun and activities for all ages that will also serve to show off, and dedicate, the citys new Port City Trail hiking trail. The event is free. All food, games, displays, entertainment will be provided by the city; no spending by the public required. This is a chance to show our PSJ plans community appreciation dayBy Tim CroftStar News Editor The city of Port St. Joe has fully embraced the ether. The city launched its new website last week, providing residents with a wealth of information and the ability to make utility payments online. The new website is www.cityofportstjoe.com. The site went live last Wednesday. Included among biographical information on the mayor and commissioners, are minutes from recent city meetings as well as information about the citys Code Red system for emergencies such as water boil notices.PSJ launches city websiteWater plant supervisor Glenn Davis to retire Nov.11By Valerie GarmanStar Staff Writer One of the rst stories Pat Nease ever told was a jump tale called Bloody Bones. She told the story over and over again to her brother until it was just right. A jump tale is when something gets closer and closer Nease said. Every time I would do it he would jump, even though he knew it was coming. Nease has since added more spooky stories to her repertoire, and will share a few favorites at the Chamber of Commerces annual Ghosts on the Coast Halloween Fall Festival Oct. 31. (Halloween is) my favorite time of year, said Nease, a member of the Gulf Alliance for Local Arts. I think thats where a lot of storytellers start, with ghost stories and urban legends. Reid Avenue will transform into Trick-or-Treat Terrace Monday for the annual event, which will feature family fun from 5:30 p.m. until 9 p.m. ET. There will be costume contests, carnival games, a free bounce house, face painting, a cake walk, a scarecrow auction, storytelling, great food and more. The night will begin with a Creepy Crawl performance from the Emerald Coast Dance Academy at City Commons at 5:30 p.m., and trickor-treaters will gather at 6 p.m. for the costume contest. The costume contest will be judged in age groupings: 0 to 2-year-olds, 3 to 6-year-olds and 7 to10-year-old There will also be pet and family categories. Trick-or-treating begins at 6:30 p.m. on Reid Avenue, where the downtown merchants will be giving out candy. The night will end with a Monster Mash street dance by Hitz 106 at the corner of 2nd Street and Reid. Nease will be at the City Commons gazebo telling stories from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. She said her stories will start off as funny-scary, with stories like The big, hairy toe, and will become more hair-raising as the night grows darker. One of the worst things Nease ever did involved scaring a group of sixth grade girls at a school slumber party in the media center, where she told a spooky story about the school being haunted. Nease told the girls one day she was in the media center, where she worked as the middle schools media specialist, and the copy machine shot up a paper with a dead mans face on it, with the words HELP ME written in blood. Just then, the copy machine kicked on. All 93 girls screamed at once and jumped up and were all bumping into each other, Nease said. So I dont do that story anymore. Nease said she has a couple of new FILE PHo O To O SCostumed children at the 2009 Ghosts on the Coast event enjoy the festivities on Reid Avenue. The Chamber of Commerce established Ghosts on the Coast as a tradition to make Halloween a safe and memorable experience for residents. Performances, activities will begin on Monday Ghosts on the Coast GHoOSTS onON THE CoaCOAST S SCHEDULE5:30 p.m.: Emerald Coast Dance Academy Creepy Crawl at City Commons 6 p.m.: All trick-or-treaters gather at City Commons 6 p.m.: Costume contests begin 6-8 p.m.: Join GALA Storyteller Pat Nease at the Goulish Gazebo 7-9 p.m.: Hitz 196 Radio Monster Mash Street Dance at 2nd and Reid TT IM CC Rof OF T | The Star F ILE PHo O To O SLast years Bow Wow Bash helped raise more than $30,000 for the St. Joseph Bay Humane Society. See WEBSITE A5 See appAPP RECIaA TIonON A2 See GHo OSTS A6 See Bo OW WoOW A7 Art class, BB1

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ADMISSION: A CAN GOOD FOR NEEDY FAMILIES LocalA2 | The Star Thursday, October 27, 2011appreciation to people who have been very patient about a lot of things that have been going on in the city, said city manager Charlie Weston. The day starts at 9 a.m. with a fun walk on the new Port City Trail that winds its way through the city from the marina to the Centennial Building to Forest Park and points in between. The start point of the walk will begin at the STAC House on Eighth Street, but because parking is limited there folks are encouraged to park at Port St. Joe Elementary School and travel by shuttle bus, provided by the city, to the STAC House. Those wishing to take part in the fun walk can also be dropped off at the STAC House, and folks can join the walk at any point along the trail. Trail maps will be available at the start point and there are markers along the way detailing the various segments, distances and estimated time to walk. Three loops will be established for people wishing an organized walk. Each loop will include stations along the trail where people can receive hand stamps. All walkers with all three hand stamps will receive a medallion at the end of the walk. Residents are encouraged to walk anytime between 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. but are encouraged to time their walk to arrive at the Centennial Building by the 11:30 a.m. ofcial city dedication of the Port City Trail. After the dedication ceremony there will be a free cookout that will include hamburgers, hot dogs, drinks and chips. We just want to show the citys appreciation to residents, said Commissioner Bill Kennedy. Weve had a lot of challenges this year and we want to show we appreciate all city residents. There will be games, entertainment and arts and crafts around the grounds of the Centennial Building. The Boy Scouts, NJROTC color guard, St. Joseph Bay Humane Society and public safety displays will be part of the event. This will be just a fun, family-oriented event, Weston said. The city will also be accepting donations of non-perishable food during Community Appreciation Day. The food will be distributed to needy families during the upcoming holiday season. Donations will be collected at the STAC House and the Boy Scout hut that day. We would like everybody who can to bring canned goods to the STAC House or Scout Hut so we can stock up the local food banks, Kennedy said. Businesses or organizations wishing to participate in the Community Appreciation Day are asked to contact City Hall at 229-8261 and ask for Mike Lacour or Jim Anderson. APPRECIaA TION from page A1By Valerie GarmanStar Staff Writer A quilt designed with a muster of purple and gold changed hands last week, honoring one lost JROTC alumnus and providing hope and opportunity for the rest. Andrea Heard made a meaningful donation to the Port St. Joe High School NJROTC on Oct. 19 in memory of her late son, Christopher, who tragically lost his life in the 1999 Texas A&M bonfire collapse. I lost my son, so to me its very emotional, Heard said. Some of his best times in life were with the JROTC. Heard presented the NJROTC with the handmade Port St. Joe Schools T-shirt quilt that she won at last years NJROTC drawing fundraiser. Her donation will allow the NJROTC to have another drawing for the quilt this year and raise money for future field trips. She was met with applause and thank yous from the cadets as she handed the quilt to NJROTC instructor Marty Jarosz. For me us its very meaningful, Jarosz said. The NJROTC program receives no external funding, so any outof-school activities and field trips must come from fundraising. The group is using last years drawing money to attend a drill competition in Boca Raton. This years drawing for the quilt will be Nov. 23. Tickets are $5 and will be available from any NJROTC cadet, at the No Name Caf on Reid Avenue, or by calling the school at 229-8251. Its kind of a classic now, Jarosz said of the quilt, which his wife made from old Port St. Joe School T-shirts. The quilt depicts 12 to 15 years of Port St. Joe School spirit from old graphic T-shirts collected from school employees and area thrift stores. The quilts purple and gold graphics scream fiery phrases like Tradition never graduates, Pain is temporary, pride is forever, and Movin the chains 2009, and documents T-shirts from the old Port St. Joe Middle School, Field Day 2009, the 2003 Gators vs. Sharks Clash of the County game and the 2000 Lady Shark Riseball Classic. Heard recognized the importance of supporting programs like the NJROTC, something her son avidly participated in. With 55 cadets this year, the Port St. Joe High School NJROTC program is the largest it has been in several years. The discipline it teaches them is just so important, Heard said. Theyre just so willing, so disciplined and so self motivated. It just really means a lot that they have that. Heard volunteers at the St. Joseph Bay Humane Society and the fire department and often works with the JROTC cadets through the volunteer programs. Every time youve been involved with anything youve done such a great job, Heard said to the cadets. Im glad that I got to give back.The giving quilt VALERIE GARMAN | The StarPort St. Joe High School JROTC instructor Marty Jarosz and Andrea Heard unfold the Port St. Joe Schools T-shirt quilt. Heard won the quilt at last years JROTC drawing fundraiser and donated the quilt back so it can be auctioned again this year.I lost my son, so to me its very emotional. Some of his best times in life were with the JROTC. AA ndrea Heard

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Several weeks ago, over 200 people packed the Centennial Building, the majority of them voicing full-throated opposition to a renewable energy plant for which ground has not yet been broken. But in a workshop last week concerning ongoing issues with water quality, the public was counted absent. And the workshop demonstrated that despite water quality being a top priority for city ofcials, answers about what is causing water quality problems remain elusive and a source of irritation and frustration among staff and commissioners. Many residents can relate. A machete would not have made much headway through the tension between commissioners and staff last week. And answers seem just as distant as they did two years ago. Should the use of a corrosive inhibitor, which has been identied as a possible chemical culprit behind the water discoloration and quality problems, be stopped or not? No answer on that one. Why is it unknown whether a phase-one pipe replacement, eight of 20 miles of aged pipes and valves, will have an impact or not? That is a $2.2 million question. That being the amount funding received to begin pipe replacement. Why is the water quality hit and miss? Some residents have horrendous problems with lters and water that comes out brown as dust, at times infrequently, at other times often. Some residents have seen little but clear water from the taps. The city has been working on the problem of water quality for two years, essentially since a new $21 million water plant, tapping surface water as opposed to a well water source, came online. Recent events along the beaches and in parts of the city proper highlight that this new source for water, this new state-of-the-art plant and water distribution system, that in certain parts dates to before the Eisenhower presidency, is a combustible mix. But after two years, the problems remain as evidenced by pipe sections and jars of water provided as evidence. And, as stated previously in this space, unless commissioners fully address what exactly led the city to build a $21 million plant it has had nothing but problems with, water will represent a political tsunami capable of sweeping every commissioner from ofce. There are several areas that should be addressed immediately. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection, which along with the Northwest Florida Water Management District, helped nurture this plant along in order to get coastal communities off the Floridan Aquifer, holds a Consent Order like a carrot hanging over the city. You have bad water, the DEP is effectively telling the city, and you need to x it, with options and little funding to address those options provided. At the same time, the State Revolving Fund, which provided a grant/ loan package on a rst phase of pipe replacement may not be there for additional phases. This sounds exactly like the kind of bureaucratic bramble the governor wishes to toss in the garbage the state forced the city off wells, the city is in violation of rules for water quality due to this move, but dont look to Tallahassee for any assistance. State Attorney Glenn Hess and a grand jury must also get involved. Not that there was illegal activity, but a grand jury is one of the few tools provided by law by which citizens can fact-nd and pursue what happened, with any witness appearing under oath and penalty of law. A grand jury could explore the trail that has led the city to this place. City ofcials have stated there is no sense in looking back for solutions. But solutions are difcult when the problem cant be quantied beyond there being too many residents buying drinking water while paying for what is coming from the tap. And solutions might be found by re-navigating the path to here. Why was this particular plant with a complex ltration system built? If the idea was to get off the aquifer, the new plant seems like overkill. It seems difcult to swallow that the city had visions of becoming a regional water supplier when water supplied to residents is considered by many undrinkable. And was the city prepared for this new plant, with proper training and staff in place? The real questions are these: were the problems of new water source and aging pipes really unforeseen? Could state agencies, with plenty of historical data,not envision problems given the general neglect of the distribution system over decades? Simply put, why werent the experts the city was relying on, from engineers to contractors, able to predict the outcomes, but also, how did they determine this complex plant best for the citys needs, opposed to an experiment in unrealized wants? And, all those folks got paid. But now the residents of Port St. Joe are on the hook, the hook for higher utility rates and costs associated with millions of gallons of water used to ush the system. And, the staff hours expended on are getting, well, nowhere. Many residents have expressed outrage over the potential for a new energy plant in Port St. Joe, believing it to be a poisonous white elephant in the making. Which makes the $21 million water plant and the results coming from the tap exactly what? Mom was a Biblebelieving, deep-woods, way-back-up-in-the-hills, Southern Baptist. She wouldnt give a ying hoot about this contemporary versus traditional worship that is bumping around in churches today. Her byword was Serve the Lord with all your heart. Period! It was as plain as John 3:16 to her. She didnt hold much with dancing, and she cast a wary eye on card playing and going to the picture show on Sunday. She was particularly alarmed about the celebration of Halloween. She didnt hold much with what she felt was honoring ghost, ghouls, witches and goblins. Leon, David, Mark and I were careful to agree with her in principle. But listen here, if we put on a Lone Ranger mask and went over to Mrs. Boazs house and held out a paper sack, she dropped a Tootsie Roll in it. Free for nothing! Shed smile and reach down and do the same thing for Leon and Dave. Im telling you, it was like stealing. Sorry, Mom. We didnt think it all that bad. We certainly werent caught up in some kind of ght between principalities, rulers of the darkness of this world or against spiritual wickedness in high places.we simply wanted the candy for goodness sakes! Even God couldnt hold that against an 8 year old. We hurried on down to the Kennon house. Wed yell trick or treat in unison, and Mr. Woodrow would pat us on the head and drop in some Hershey bars. Now, people, this was 1955. They didnt make them tiny bite-size morsels. These were fullsize candy bars! We sprinted from house to house. Wed get Juicy Fruit gum, re balls, candy cigarettes, Milk Duds, Sugar Babies and sometimes homemade brownies. Our biggest problem was the houses were kinda spread out ... and we didnt want to miss anyone or get there after the candy ran out! Wed sweat plumb through our masks and those cowboy boots were not exactly track shoes. We did not have to worry about arsenic-laced Clark bars or spiked miniature-wax Coca-Cola bottles. Nobody would even think of sliding a razor blade into a Sugar Daddy. And no evil guys lurked in the shadows seeking to pounce on the little kids as they hurried to the next house. Over the years, we have, regrettably, given credence to some of the fears Mom expressed in my rst encounter with Halloween. Leon was the oldest and hed make us pour all of our goodies out on the living room rug. Hed then divide up the loot among the three of us. I noticed right off that Dave and I were getting mostly jaw breakers, gum and rock candy. His pile grew extemporaneously large with Baby Ruths, Butterngers and Almond Joys. The ght broke out immediately! I reckon maybe Mom had a clue about this thing after all. Halloween, as you know, was invented by a dentist and the Hershey Company. We looked forward to the season. Real store-bought candy was hard to come by way out at the end of Stonewall Street. We absconded with the goodies for as many years as our age would permit. Mom would lecture on the evils of the entire premise of the festival and we readily agreed as we threw on a Batman cape or a white sheet and hurried toward the nearest neighbor. By junior high, the game was over. It was hard for Mrs. Boaz to reach up to put the Tootsie Roll in our bag. Too old to feast off the candy, we discovered the trick in the holiday. Yogi taught us one of the all-time great uses for rubbing alcohol. Wed very quietly pour a stream from the front door of an unsuspecting neighbor down the sidewalk all the way out to the street. One of us would knock on the door and run while the other hunkered down by the road. Timing it just right, the torch man would light the alcohol just a split second before the door was opened. Instead of some little caped crusader with outreached arms, Mrs. Boaz was greeted by a growing ame racing right at her! You dont suppose Mom had some kind of prophetic powers? One Halloween, Leon got on that big horse, Prince, pulled his shirt up over his head, put a candle in a hollowed out pumpkin and prepared to race down Stonewall as the headless horseman. The idea was to scare all the little trick or treaters and to get the neighbors out of their houses. Spooked by the dark night and maybe unseen goblins, Prince took off like a shot out of a cannon. A hic-cup arose immediately; with his shirt pulled up over his eyes, Leon couldnt see his hand in front of his face. Of course, he couldnt test that theory because one hand was holding a pumpkin and the other one was grasped tightly to the reins. The headless (no pun intended) horseman had kids tossing sacks of Zag Nuts and Peanut Logs into the air as they leaped out of his way. Prince hit every garbage can from Moore Avenue to the hill up by Jim Williams house. Dogs went to barking and howling at the moon. Stonewall lit up like one of those Pin Ball machines out at the Polar Bar! Leon and Prince thundered over the hill and disappeared like the end of one of those Perils of Pauline serials they showed down at the Park Theater. Mom never scolded or made much to do over Leons wild ride. She didnt have to. The whole town spent weeks searching for those principalities and rulers of darkness and that spiritual wickedness in high places. A mini-revival broke out at our house. Happy Halloween, Kes Thursday, October 27, 2011Pushing buttonsDo you push the elevator button again? If you are going up and the button has already been pushed, do you push it again? When you get in, do you do the same thing? I was in a situation recently where I had the opportunity to not only do this, but to talk about doing it with those in the elevator with me. The other folks in the elevator and I discussed why we did it. It makes the elevator go faster. I dont believe that. It gives me a sense of control. I dont believe that either. Honestly, I think it is just the child in all of us who simply enjoys pushing buttons. Toymakers put out new toys each year for toddlers with colorful buttons, switches, knobs and dials that make sounds, music and lights come on. Children love to make things happen. So do we. Although pushing the elevator button twice does absolutely nothing, we still do it. It is my opinion that we do it because we enjoy pushing buttons. Pushing buttons can also get you into trouble. The one thing that no one mentioned in my elevator-buttonpushing discussion was the thought that sometimes people push buttons twice simply to annoy others or let them know that they didnt push the button correctly. This is the kind of button pushing that causes problems. For example, have you ever had anyone ask you to do something only to have them come right behind you and do it again? We all have and it makes the hair on the back of our neck stand up. It does mine anyway. I will admit that I have been guilty of this. Ive asked my son to cut the grass, only to cut the grass again right after he did. I just couldnt live with the inch wide strips of grass sticking up that resulted from him being in a hurry. Hes getting better now, but I felt guilty for doing it. Maybe we should live with the grass sticking up more often. Have you ever been asked to vacuum the oor, only to have someone come right behind you and do it again? Or make up a bed? Or anything else, only to have the person who asked you to do it, do it again? It gives pushing the button twice a new meaning in my opinion. Just let it be. I never feel good about cutting the grass again. As a matter of fact, it makes me kind of sick. I can live with those strips of grass sticking up. Now that the bad button pushing has been covered, what about the good? Oh yes, there is good button pushing. I like saving the best for last. I have this terrible habit of waiting to eat what I like the most at the end of the meal. Ive even been accused of being a pile eater on occasion. Good buttons are those things that people say and do that make you feel great. Sometimes they are looks that say I love you or You did your best. You want folks to push those buttons again and again. You want them to wear those good buttons out. These are the same people who dont see your quirks as quirks; they see them as the things that make you special. You can feel it when you are with them. I was having dinner with my brothers in Alabama recently. My baby brother and I spent a lot of time together growing up; I like to think I had a lot to do with the way he is now. Im proud of it. As we ate, we talked and were having a great time. The food on the plates was slowly going away. I glanced at my baby brothers plate and I saw what was happening. He hadnt touched that glorious chicken fried steak smothered in sawmill gravy. All of the other food was disappearing, but he still hadnt touched the chicken fried steak. Finally, only the chicken fried steak was left on his plate. Then my baby brother said it. He simply said, I save the best for last. I could have balled my eyes out. Given the reason we were together, it would have been easy. However, I didnt. I simply smiled and let him push the best button I have. The button he pushed was the one that says You make a difference. I do, and so do you. Find more stories at www.CranksMyTractor. com CRANKS MY TRACTORBN Heard HUNKER DOWNKesley Colbert TTIM CROFTStar news editorPort St. Joe water woesLeon sets town on straight and narrow OpinionAA4 | The Star Keyboard KKLATTERINATTERINGSS 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. 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There is also a section of forms building permit applications, etc. that may be downloaded for printing and use. There are drinking water reports for 2010 as well as various budget items. Also, the site provides contact information for commissioners and key staff, a rundown of recent news about the city and alerts about upcoming events. Above all, residents will now have the option of paying their utility bills online with most major credit cards. The staff has done a great job, said city manager Charlie Weston. There is still some work to do to improve the site, and we invite input from the public, but I am very happy with it. If you want, you can sit in the comfort of your home and pay your bills.Proposed garbage rate increase/recyclingThe city has received a letter from Waste Pro, which handles garbage collection and recycling in the city, requesting a rate increase of 3.6 percent effective Jan. 1, 2012. Waste Pro division manager Jeff Goldsberry contended that a rate increase of 3 percent from the Bay County incinerator as well as a provision in its contract that allows a Consumer Price Index (CPI) increase, which is how Goldsberry labeled the proposed increase, made the increase necessary. The increase would be $13,000-$15,000, depending on consumer use, as prorated for the current scal year; $17,000-$20,000 for a full year. However, when they assumed the contract from Emerald Waste this summer, Waste Pro company ofcials pledged to commissioners no rate increases for one year and commissioners and Weston wondered why the proposed increase was not submitted while crafting the scal year budget that began Oct. 1. Weston said he would talk to Goldsberry and explore the possibility of Waste Pro deferring the increase until next summer when the commission will be budgeting for the next scal year. The city does not have the money to absorb the increase, Weston said. This is out of sequence for our budgeting purposes. On the recycling front, the city has moved dropoff points, formerly located at the city transfer station on Industrial Road, to the tennis courts adjacent the STAC House on Eighth Street to provide residents additional and easier access to recycling bins.Gulf Pines and BPThe city has all but finalized payment from British Petroleum pertaining to a claim for losses through Dec. 30, 2010. The final figure is $300,000 minus legal and accounting fees, said city attorney Tom Gibson. The city is assessing and providing proof for any losses claimed for the current calendar year. We got what we think is a satisfactory amount without having to go to court for it, said Mayor Mel Magidson of the BP settlement for 2010. As for Gulf Pines, the city continues to pursue any potential grants to assist in funding asbestos abatement or demolition of the decaying structure. Weston said there might be grant dollars available for the demolition work. Further, there has been no further action by the Internal Revenue Service to take title of the land the former hospital sits upon. The IRS is the lone remaining entity in a federal bankruptcy lawsuit with any claim to the land. The city gave up its claim last month when it became evident taking title could result in a potential loss in the hundreds of thousands of dollars.Water system woesA workshop on the city supplied water and continuing issues with quality and appearance turned into a often tense and sometimes confrontational discussion that ended about where it started: With no real solutions. The tension spilled into the regular meeting when Glenn Davis, a 38-year supervisor with the water and wastewater plant, announced his retirement effective Nov. 11, less than three weeks away, coda to Daviss insistence during the workshop that more aggressive flushing of the distribution system was needed. Davis also said during the workshop that the water coming from the citys new plant was fine even though Magidson noted the problems with the water dated back to the plant coming online and noted in his letter of retirement the fact that there isnt cohesiveness with the (city). You are going to leave a big hole, Magidson said. We will miss you. The workshop was held in response to recent events in the Beaches area and city proper in which water coming from taps suddenly became discolored and undrinkable. Kennedy described filling a cooler for his sons football game and after doing so being unable to see the bottom of the cooler. The commission meeting chambers were decorated with old, scaled pipes and jars of water with obvious sentiment. What ensued was a nearly 60-minute discussion that meandered from the proposed replacement of eight miles of steel pipe believed to be a major contributor to water quality issues, the $2.2 million project to replace pipe and valves will begin in January to funding for replacing another 12 miles of pipe. Commissioners discussed chemical treatment protocols and whether the city should stop using a corrosion inhibitor thought to be a possible culprit to the chronic issues chronic for some, non-existent for some city residents and for many somewhere in between. Also discussed was a consistent uni-directional ushing program ushing within the system resumes shortly and the entire system should be ushed by February and a DEP Consent Order concerning the water quality, mandating the city meet certain requirements such as a ushing program, mapping the entire distribution system (also done) and construction plans for replacing pipe and how that will change the current outcomes. In short, no answers or new information were unearthed, though there was plenty of spirited debate should chemicals be tweaked, how ushing was to be handled on complaints from specic areas were two examples on what should be done. Weve got to change what we are doing because what we are doing is not working, Magidson said. Weve been dealing with this for two years. This is going beyond absurd. We have to nd a solution. Weston, however, noted no answers would be forthcoming that night and said the city is on the right path regarding replacing pipes and continuing with the ushing program. We knew we have a system that is so sensitive right now it does not take much to cause an upset, Weston said, alluding to recent problems in the Beaches and city proper. This water problem has been very frustrating for staff and commissioners. But I am comfortable with where the city is going with that. 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MOWERS AT COST2011 Send your letters to : LETTERS TO THE EDITOR P.O. Box 308 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 Fax: 850-227-7212 Email: tcroft@star.comComments 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 verication 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 Yo O Ur R OPINIONs SA5 | The Star Thursday, October 27, 2011 Local The staff has done a great job. There is still some work to do to improve the site, and we invite input from the public, but I am very happy with it. If you want, you can sit in the comfort of your home and pay your bills.Charlie Weston City manager WEBSITE from page AA1Photos by Ti I M Cro RO Ft T | The StarMayor Mel Magidson recognizes a city proclamation honoring Rotary Internationals commitment to wiping out polio across the globe. With the mayor is Father Tommy Dwyer, president of the Port St. Joe Rotary Club. Top, Mayor Mel Magidson recognizes National Friends of Libraries Week with Friends of the Port St. Joe Public Library, from right, Cathy Colbert, Sheila Mahlkov, Mary K. Carpenter and Bobbye Johnson.

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LocalA6 | The Star Thursday, October 27, 2011 117 Hwy 98, Apalachicola, FL (850) 653.8825 218 Hwy 71, Wewahitchka, FL (850) 639.2252 302 Cecil G Costin Sr Blvd, Port St. Joe, FL (850) 227.7099 PUBLIC NOTICETheCity of Port St. Joe is Advertising for the following Volunteer Board Positions:Planning & Development Review BoardThe planning board meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 4:00 P.M. Duties include the review of building and zoning request. The ideal candidate will be responsible, reasonable, detail-oriented, handle complex issues, grasp multi-level concepts, and have some knowledge of the City Land Development Regulations. Candidates must be a City of Port St. Joe Resident and/or Business Owner and submit to a background check. The PDRB is also governed by the Sunshine Rules & Regulations. Appointments will be made by the City Commission. Request to serve on the PDRB can be sent to: City of Port St. Joe Attn. Jim Anderson POB 278 Port St. Joe, Fl. 32456 Ph#(850)229-8261 Fax#(850)227-7522 stories to tell at this years Ghosts on the Coast, but often gets requests for previous years stories. Its just the most fun thing Ive ever done, Nease said of her storytelling, a hobby she began as a child. Neases storytelling now takes her to events and workshops across the state, where she shares her talent with eager listeners. I think I just started telling as a child, Nease said. I realized the value of it as a teacher in the classroom. Its really an intimate thing to do because theres nothing in between you and your audience. Nease said the coolest thing about her job comes from going out to eat and having the waiter or waitress recognize her by exclaiming, Youre that storyteller! And they remember (my stories), Nease said. Not because it was on the TV or on the X-Box, but because it was something they had to create for themselves. A weekend of tricks and treatsGCSO haunted house The Gulf County Sheriffs Ofce will hold its third annual haunted house Saturday, Oct. 29 at the old funeral home on the corner of Chipola Street and State 71. The haunted house will be open at 6 p.m. CT, and it might not be suitable for young children. Admission is $2 for adults plus one canned food item, and $1 for children under 10 plus a canned food item. The haunted house benets the Wewa food bank and helps provide warm clothing for needy children. Boy Scouts haunted house fundraiser The Port St. Joe Boy Scouts will be hosting a haunted house fundraiser at 103 Reid Ave., downtown Port St. Joe, on Oct. 28, 29 and 31, from 6-11 p.m. ET. Halloween carnival in Mexico Beach The Mexico Beach Police and Volunteer Fire Department will host a Halloween carnival on Sunday, Oct. 30 and Monday, Oct. 31 from 4-10 p.m. CT on both days. The carnival will take place at the re department, located at 118 14th St., in Mexico Beach. All ages are welcome at this event, which will feature games, hayrides and a haunted house. Cost is $2 for adults and $1 for children. All proceeds will benet Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society. For more information, call (850) 6484790. FLU SHOT CLINIC CaANCELED A u shot clinic scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon ET this Saturday at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf, 3801 E. U.S. Highway 98 in Port St. Joe, has been canceled. GHOSTS from page A1

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LocalThe Star| A7Thursday, October 27, 2011 FILE PHOTOSAbove, local resident Gary Gibbs won best male costume and came in a close second in the best female costume at last years bash. Right, Ron Reid, administrator at the Bridge of St. Joe, channels his inner Michael Jackson at the 2010 event. include awards for best male, best female, most original and best couple. Provisions will be catering the event and there will be a cash bar, live music by Hurricane Donnie, Art Long and Barry Hanson, drawings, and live and silent auctions. The auction items are great, Heard said. We have a lot of great sponsors here in Port St. Joe. (There are) a lot of animal lovers. Other auction items will include vacation rentals, hotel stays, cases of wine and champagne, a scuba package, boat trips, a Pilates machine, painted glassware, a free service at Bo Knows Pest Control, a DAWGS in Prison dog training, restaurant gift certicates, an original painting of your animal, a pink bicycle, plenty of dog and cat accessories and much more. There will also be a drawing for a 46-inch Sony at screen 3-D television with a Blu-Ray DVD player. Tickets for the drawing are $10 or three for $25. With more than 50 local sponsors this year, Heard said the community has really backed the Bow Wow Bash. Theres something for everyone to bid on and there will be great music and dancing, Heard said. Just come and have a good time. Tickets for the event are $30 or $300 for a reserved table for 10, which includes a free drink ticket per person. Tickets can be purchased at the St. Joseph Bay Humane Society at 1007 10th St., in Port St. Joe or online at www.bowwowbash.org. For more information, call Andrea Heard at (850) 2279157. 719 Hwy 98, Mexico Beach (850) 648-8207 OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK 11AM-CLOSE $500 TOTAL IN CASH PRIZES PLUS MORE HALLOWEEN PARTY HERITAGE BANDFRIDAY,OCT28COSTUMECONTESTDJFRIDAY &SATURDAY This Saturday, October 29th October 29th Thirsty Goat (850) 229.6991 1930 W. hwy 98, Port St. Joe, FL 32456Downtown Highland viewTUESDAY FRIDAY 9-6 SATURDAY 9-215%OFFEVERYTHINGExcept consignment guns GOING OUT OF BUSINESS BOW WOW from page A1

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E-mail outdoors news to tcroft@ star.com OUTDoo OO RSwww.starfl.comSection A Special to The StarWould you like to experience a wonderful day never to be forgotten? A day that might create complete sublimity? The local Port St. Joe garden club shared such a day with Park Rangers LeAnn Hinson and Jessy Kinnett. The ranger-guided walk on the Bayview picnic nature trail encapsulated some of the extraordinary plants native to the park. The plants exhibited on the walk possess historical, medicinal and edible qualities. Native Americans used a lot of native ora not only as a food source but also as remedies for multiple ailments. Some people still use this ora today. From u to snakebites and from colds to urinary tract infections, some native plants contain just what the doctor ordered. Native plants that served as food sources for Native Americans and in some cases, modern Americans, include the hearts from palms and prickly pears, as well as saw palmetto fruit and goldenrod seeds. A few of the garden club members experienced some edible vegetation rst hand. The general consensus was sweet. Next time you need a break from the everyday routine, come out to the park to experience something a little different. Bring a group to the park for an interpretive walk on the beach or one of the nature trails. Call the park ranger station to set up your own stellar day at the park. For information about Florida State Parks, visit www.oridastateparks. org. Corner of Marina Drive, Port St. Joe, FL(next to Piggly Wiggly)www.BWOsh.comYour Hunting Headquarters HERITAGE.22LR REVOLVERSWITH .22MAG COMBO WAS $199.99NOW $169.99 Thursday, October 27, 2011Special to The StarThe Port St. Joe Lions Club has set the date for t he 5th annual  Panhandle Sportsmans Banquet for Thursday evening, Nov. 3.  L ast years event raised over $15,000 for community service projects in the Panhandle. Members are planning to make this years event even bigger and better with the addition of the band Southern Satisfaction and changing the location to the Centennial Building in Port St. Joe.  T he event begins at 5 p.m. with appetizers and beverages and registration for auctions, silent auctions and raffles. This will mark the second year of the Lions giant cash raffle, which can yield up to $8,000 to the lucky winner. Also, each purchaser has a one in twenty-five chance of doubling his or her money for the $50 ticket.  C harlie Norton will have his famous steak dinner ready at 6:30 p.m. At 7:30 p.m., an array o f  contributions and prizes will be distributed to the guests through silent auctions, public auctions and rafes. This will include the usual assortment of shotguns, r ies, pistols and  more.  Tickets are $50 in advance and  $60 at the door. They can be purchased at Hannon Insurance and Ramseys Printing and Ofce P roducts  in Port St. Joe. Additional information or ticket purchases can be made by calling 2271 133,  227-7767 or 527-1338. Garden Club takes a eld tripSPECIAL TO TT HE STARThe Rangers at St. Joseph Peninsula State ParkSpecial to The StarMilton resident Eric Auston Jr. now holds the distinction of having landed the largest athead catsh ever caught with a rod and reel in Florida waters. Auston, who is 33, was shing with his good friend Brandy Wallace, Oct. 9, at 2:30 a.m. in the Yellow River when he caught a athead catsh weighing 55.05 pounds. He used a rod and reel with a 25-pound-test line and a small bluegill as bait. His sh was substantially larger than the existing Floridarecord athead a sh that weighed 49.39 pounds, caught in the Apalachicola River in 2004. Auston said he shes for atheads only a few times each year. His biggest athead prior to last weekend weighed 42 pounds, but that sh was caught on a bush hook. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) maintains records for most species of freshwater sh. The FWC will present Auston with a certicate of his record catch for display. State-record sh must be legally caught in Florida, identied to species by a shery biologist, and weighed on a certied scale. Auston said he was especially grateful to the FWC for its efforts to get the sh certied. Anglers can also participate in the Big Catch angler recognition program. Anyone who catches a sh above the minimum qualifying weight for that species can submit a Big Catch application. Information about the State Record and Big Catch programs is available at MyFWC. com/Fishing. Flathead catsh are not native to the eastern United States. In the 1970s, they made their way to one southeastern state after another. First identied in the Apalachicola River in 1982, they are now found in every Panhandle river from the Ochlockonee River west to the FloridaAlabama line. They are signicant predators and should be harvested when caught. There are no bag or size limits on atheads in Florida, and they are good for eating. In Midwestern waters, atheads are native. The world record is a 123pound monster caught in Kansas in 1998, according to the International G ame Fish Association.   Fishery biologists expect atheads may eventually grow close to that size in Florida waters.Angler lands record atheadLions Club to hold 5th annual Panhandle Sportsmans BanquetTT HOMAs S BAIRD | Special to The StarSilent and public auctions will offer an array of goodies, from ries to shotguns to paintings and more. CCOURTEs S Y OF THE FF WC CEric Auston Jr. caught this record athead. Page 8 Freshwater Grouper season is fast coming to an end. Good sized sh are in the 120-200ft range. Live pinsh are still baits of choice for the charter captains and the recreational anglers alike. Smaller sized sh are holding inshore on public numbers.Inshore Offshore Flounder have been on re in St. Joe Bay and in the I.C.W. canal. Most are eating live bait, but articials in pearl white and glow colors are producing well. The ats near Fire Tower and Pig island are holding some schooling red sh in the slot size. Depot creek has had good reports over the last week of crappie and shellcracker catches with good numbers. Howard Creek is shellcraker and painted bream with some crappie showing up in the river. Bass are still biting well, but most are small in size. SpoPONsoSOREdD bBY

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PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA SP O RTs S www.starfl.com ASection Musical Entertainment featuring One More Shot AKA George and Cletus Thursday, October 27, 2011 Page 9By Tim CroftStar News Editor Wewahitchka should just change its color scheme from red and white to brown. The Gators sublime senior Theryl Brown rushed 17 times for 228 yards, caught ve passes for 118 yards, scored ve touchdowns, a 2-point conversion and added a spirit-breaking interception as Wewahitchka dominated Sneads 43-19 in a key District 2-1A tilt Friday night. The win keeps the Gators playoff destiny in their hands. The worst case scenario for Wewahitchka (6-2 overall, 3-1 in the district) would be a Sneads victory in its upcoming game against Vernon, forcing a three-way tie among the teams for the district title and second playoff spot. Should Sneads (4-4 and 2-1) lose to Vernon, the Gators are playoff bound. These guys came to play tonight, said Wewahitchka coach Dennis Kizziah of his team. That is a good team over there, but we came in with more urgency tonight. This is the best complete game weve played in awhile. The game had a tempo well familiar to Gator fans the team slips early, rallies late for a victory as Wewahitchka has for six-straight weeks. The Gators scored the last 37 straight points, 31 in the second half, to overcome an early 13-6 decit. The Pirates, playing without the regions top rusher, Tre Keys, who suffered a season-ending knee injury last week, took advantage of a rare Brown miscue, a fumble as the Gators drove deep into Sneads territory in the rst period, to get on the scoreboard rst. On the ensuing play, Joseph Boyd (158 yards rushing, all in the rst half) sprinted through a wide gash on the right side of the Gator defense for a 70-yard touchdown followed by Coty Lampheres extra-point kick. Wewahitchka nearly blocked a punt early in the second period, resulting in a short kick that put the Gators in business at the Pirate 46. Eight plays later Justin Flowers (8 of 12 passing for 166 yards and two 2-point conversion runs) hit Brown on a middle screen that turned into a 23-yard touchdown when Brown slipped two tackles. The extra point kick was wide. Three plays later, on third-and-2 from the Pirate 39, Sneads Jalon Daniels took a screen pass right, slipped one tackle and dashed down the sideline, bouncing off one more tackler before reaching the end zone to put Sneads up 13-6 after Lampheres kick was wide left. Brown turned a slant pass into a 54-yard gain on the rst play of the ensuing drive and three plays later, at the Sneads 18, Brown took a pass in the left at and ran over cornerback Trenton McDaniel on his way to the end zone. The extra point again failed and it was 13-12 at intermission. Wewahitchka asserted control early in the second half. On the Gators rst possession Brown completed a 75-yard, four-play drive with a 61-yard run on which he seemed stopped twice. Brown ran for the 2-point conversion, and Wewahitchka was up to stay. The Gators then ripped the spirit from the depleted Pirates, who lost four more starters Friday night and were playing unseasoned freshmen in the second half. Sneads took over at mideld on the ensuing drive but went three-and-out and the Gators took over at their 20. Wewahitchka launched a 14-play touchdown drive that consumed more than eight minutes of clock and ended with Jalyn Addison rushing in from the 10 on a counter play in the opening minutes of the fourth period. Flowers ran for the 2point conversion and three plays later Brown picked off a pass from McDaniel that went through the hands of Boyd at the Wewahitchka 48. Five plays later Brown took a direct snap from the Sneads 16 up the gut untouched to score. McDaniel and Boyd muffed the handoff on the next play from scrimmage, which came at the Gator 25 after a long kickoff return. Wewahitchkas Randy Roth recovered at the Gator 29 and six plays later Brown dashed 49 yards around right end and down the sideline for a touchdown. Casey Dauphin added the extra point kick and the Gators were celebrating, up 43-13. A McDaniel keeper for 14 yards with less than two minutes remaining completed the scoring. We had some guys get hurt, we were already playing without two starters, and we ended up playing some guys who hadnt played much, said Sneads coach Don Dowling. We got down a little bit and they made some big plays. Wewahitchka will host Bozeman for Homecoming at 7 p.m. CT Friday.Wewahitchka nears playoff berth with defeat of SneadsStar Staff ReportThe Port St. Joe High School volleyball team enjoyed a splash of pink to punctuate the nal week of the season. The Lady Tiger Sharks fell to Bay High last Wednesday before beating Wewahitchka in the nal match of the regular season. The Lady Tornadoes of Bay High proved too much for host Port St. Joe in winning in straight sets, 25-21, 25-18, and 25-18. The Lady Tiger Sharks hurt their cause with 20 attacking errors and 10 service errors. The team did total 15 kills and 12 service aces. Bay High is a very solid team that continuously improves throughout the season. The Lady Tiger Sharks were a little off on Wednesday with 20 attacking errors and 10 service errors. However, the team also had a total of 15 kills and 12 service aces. Thursday was the third annual Dig Pink Event. This event raises funds for the SideOut Foundation for breast cancer research and awareness. It was also senior night. The junior varsity won its match 2-1 in sets, the scores 25-14, 13-25 and 15-2. Janel Kerigan had six service aces and Addison Rice had ve kills. Between the matches the six seniors on the varsity were recognized. The seniors are Raney Besore, Katie Gardner, Autumn Haynes, Katie Lacour, Oneika Lockley and Nichole Spilde. The seniors have been a very solid core of the team for this season and will be missed next season, said Coach Wayne Taylor. Port St Joe won the varsity match in straight sets, 25-6, 25-12 and 25-13. Gardner had ve kills and seven points off her serve. Lacour also had ve kills and 17 assists. Lockley had nine service aces as well as 12 points off her serve, and Nichole Spilde had seven service aces and 10 points off serve. The Dig Pink event was a success. With a large crowd on hand, the team was once again able to reach its goal of $1,000 for this important cause. The nal numbers wont be known until Nov. 1 but the team is very thankful for its supporters, Taylor said. The district tournament began Tuesday with Port St Joe playing host Liberty County. The championship match will be at 6 p.m. ET on tonight at Liberty County.PSJs nal week of volleyball supports pinkBy Zack ParkerTallahassee Democrat TALLAHASSEE The FAMU High Rattlers showcased a dominant defense on Homecoming night, shutting out the Port St. Joe Tiger Sharks 28-0 Friday night. They just had too much speed and too much athleticism, Port St. Joe coach Vern Barth said. Our kids fought hard and battled. We had one bad quarter. The one bad quarter was credit to the outstanding running of senior running back Dejuan Holton. Holton carried the ball 17 times for 193 yards and three touchdowns. The scores came off runs of 29, 36 and 41 yards, all in the second quarter. I was so eager to get out there with my team because I had been injured, Holton said. I wanted to get out there and make big plays. I had great blocking and big holes to make something happen. FAMU fullback Kaycee Reese scored the Rattlers nal touchdown late in the third quarter. FAMU High rushed for 321 yards as a team and scored all four touchdowns on the ground. FAMU improved its regularseason record to 8-0. The Tiger Sharks host District 4-1A foe West Gadsden this Friday and Liberty County, also a district opponent, next Friday. With Blountstowns defeat of Liberty County last Friday, the Tiger Sharks (1-1 in district play) control their chances for a playoff spot. Win both games and the Tiger Sharks clinch second place. Lose both and they are out of the playoffs. Unbeaten FAMU blanks Port St. Joe

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A10 | The Star Thursday, October 27, 2011 MUSEACH EATZKARAOKOOULSC AA C Robert C. Bruner Attorney Personal & Business BankruptcyOver 30 Years Legal Experience850-670-3030We are a debt relief agency. bankruptcy relief under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Before you decide, ask us to send you free written information experience. 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 SportsStar Staff ReportThe Port St. Joe Jaguars began the season with one goal, winning the Big Bend Football League Championship for the third straight year. The Jags took one more step in that direction this past Saturday with a 36-0 win over the Liberty County Dawgs. The Jags dominated both sides of the ball. The offense scored the rst two times they had possession, on a 43-yard run by Kendre Gant and a 60-yard dash by Cameron Harmon. Harmon scored again on a 28-yard run just before the half ended and the Jaguars were up 22-0 at intermission. With the Jaguar second string offense on the eld in the second half, tailback Gregory Julius took the ball at the Jag 46 and went up the middle through a huge hole opened by the offensive line, Gene Quinn, DJ Davis, Bryce Thomas, Jon Treglown, Jarrett Browning, Lane Herring, Sean Yowell and Travis Morrison, for a touchdown. Good defense was responsible for the Jaguar nal score when Harmon intercepted a Dawg pass and took it to pay dirt. PSJs defense allowed one rst down and held the Dawgs to minus net offensive yardage. The 7-8 year old Dolphins, also in the hunt for a championship, won 6-0. Two plays, one on offense and one on defense, were the difference. Late in the rst half, running back Brenon Foxworth bounced off the quarterback, went right, then left, and then right again before going 50 yards for the games only score. The lead was protected when George Foxworth made a touchdown-saving shoestring tackle of a streaking Liberty County ball carrier. After the game, Head Coach Carl Hopper said that the game should not have depended on those two plays. We had 14 fumbles in the game, he said. That is unacceptable but is the result of many Dolphin players not coming to practice and getting the reps they need. He went on to say the Dolphins have an excellent chance to win the championship but hard work by all members of the team is necessary to beat the good teams in the Big Bend League. The next GRFL games will be played this Saturday at the Franklin County High School Field starting at 10 a.m. ET. The Buccaneers will play rst followed by the Jaguars and then the Dolphins. Please show your support for these future Tiger Sharks by coming out and cheering them on to victory.Star Staff ReportA team from Harmon Realty/Blackn Construction was the big winner on Sept. 23 as the Forgotten Coast Builders Association held its annual golf tournament at St. Joseph Bay Country Club. Proceeds from the tournament support scholarships for local graduating high school seniors. The Forgotten Coast Builders Association would like to thank the many generous sponsors more than 70 and participants for the success of this years tournament. The winning team was, from left, Bubba Harmon, Ryan Harmon, Buddy Layeld and Ben Carnes.PSJ Dolphins and Jaguars win again Photos courtesy of MAL PARRISHKendre Gant after a short gain. Josh Farmer makes a tackle. FORGOTTEN COAST BUILDERS ASSOCIATION GOLf F TOURNAm M ENT

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COMMUNITY www.starfl.com BPage 1Section Thursday, October 27, 2011By Valerie GarmanStar Staff Writer Through the years, Traci Gaddiss art classes have sent stamped and painted handkerchiefs to soldiers during the Gulf War and towels to Hurricane Katrina victims, and Gaddis shows no signs of stopping. Her room at Port St. Joe Elementary School in the old boys locker room is lled with yellow booths donated from Subway where her students sit every Thursday to create. The classroom looks the same as any other teachers, decorated with colorful posters, artwork and photos. The difference is Gaddis is not a paid employee. The title on her desk reads State of Florida Outstanding Volunteer, and she is just that. When I started, the premise was Id do it for a year and then they were going to hire someone, Gaddis said. Then one year became two, and two years became ve. Gaddis has now been a volunteer art teacher in Gulf County for 25 years. I now have students who have said they take art in college because of my classes, Gaddis said. Im now teaching children of children that I taught. Gaddis was joined in class Oct. 20 by Port St. Joe Elementary School principal Sue Gannon, Superintendent of Schools Jim Norton and district secretary Mary Lou Cumbie in recognition of Gaddis dedication to volunteerism and the arts. A small, Lego statue of the Empire State Building was the inspiration for the class, along with a larger replica of the Eiffel Tower. Im trying to get (the students) to realize that theres art in everything, said Gaddis, as she prepared for her second graders Art and Architecture class. Gaddis pointed to pictures on the wall of her son, Stephen, pole vaulting as a depiction of art in motion. Gannon, Norton and Cumbie joined students in drawing the Empire State Building, while Gaddis interjected different facts about the building: Did you know the Empire By Valerie Garman Star Staff Writer I was lost, confused and distressed. With my senses impaired, simple tasks became impossible. I struggled to fold towels, write a letter and pour a glass of water. It was like being in a funhouse, only darker and lonelier. I think the only reason I got through those eight minutes was I knew at any point I could take off the goggles, take the spikes out of my shoes, the static out of my ears, untape my ngers and free my hands from the constricting gloves. But real dementia doesnt come with an optout clause. The Bridge at Bay St. Joe nursing home held a Virtual Dementia Tour on Sept. 21, designed to simulate what patients with dementia feel on a daily basis, and I reluctantly participated. The tour was developed in 1997 by geriatrics specialist P.K. Beville and marketed by Second Wind Dreams, a nonprot organization that focuses on changing the perception of aging. Participants in the Virtual Dementia Tour are suited with objects designed to simulate the sensory losses and obscurities people with dementia feel on a daily basis. To create these sensations, participants wear prickly shoe inserts to imitate the effects of nervous system damage, gloves lled with popcorn seeds to reduce dexterity, headphones with sounds of static, scratching, buzzing and the occasional telephone ring or siren, and goggles to block central and peripheral vision. The thumb and forenger of the participants dominant hand are taped together as well as the last three ngers of the opposite hand to hinder mobility. I was uncomfortable from the moment I put the rst insert in my shoe. When the full get-up was administered, I wasnt even sure where I was anymore. I was led down the hall to a woman who gave me a list of tasks to complete: Find the white sweater and put it on, pour a glass of water, write a three sentence letter to your family and seal the envelope, fold all the towels and set the table. She then ushered me into the room behind her, a small, dark bedroom with a strobe light ashing in the corner. I couldnt remember the tasks she listed as I entered the room. I could only remember her pink outt. The static in my ears made it difcult to think and more difcult to communicate. I didnt even turn on the light. In the eight minutes allotted, I managed to fumble through some of the tasks. I tried to put a towel on as a sweater, I never set the table, I wrote a letter to my family in squabbled lettering that read: To my family, I hope everything is well. Im not feeling myself. Things are difcult. Clif Smith, the observer in the room, reported me muttering to myself things like, Find a white Star Staff Report The state has launched a campaign, Gather, Go, Get, to educate the public regarding what specic forms of proof of identication must be provided to the local tax collectors ofce to receive a new a drivers license, Social Security number or state ID card. To receive an ID card you must bring one of the following: Certied U.S. birth certicate; Valid U.S. passport; Certicate of naturalization; Consular proof of birth abroad; Alien registration receipt card (green card, form 1-551). For a name change, where applicable, you must have an original or certied copy of all marriage certicates, court orders that show your name change(s). (Uncertied photocopies are not valid.) For a new Social Security number you must bring one of the following: Social Security card; W-2 form; Paycheck showing number; Any 1099 form. For a residential address (not post ofce box) Deed, mortgage, payment booklist or rental agreement; Florida vehicle registration or title; Utility bill or hookup/ work order; Statement from person you live with along with two address documents in that persons name. For more information and a complete list go to www.GatherGoGet.com By Tim Croft Star News Editor A little bit of help to expand classroom dynamics. That is the aim of the Education Foundation of Gulf County, Inc., (EFGC), which recently announced the award of 14 mini-grants to teachers around the district. The board of the non-prot foundation meets annually to award grants. From new software to Kindle ereaders to eld trips to kick-starting new iniatives, the mini-grants provide valuable funding to teachers and administrators during difcult economic times for the schools. The grants were awarded for the following efforts: Look What I Did Shelly Oliver, a rst grade teacher at Port St. Joe Elementary School, sought funding to provide reading centers for her rstgrade classroom. Grant funds will provide Magnetic Make-A-Word kits, sentence building dominoes and other reading manipulatives. Real Reading, Real Results Serena Mirabella sought funding to provide Scholastic Scope magazine for the all sixth-graders at Port St. Joe Elementary School. A Digital Twist on Classic Literature Cindy Phillips wrote this grant to fund 25 Kindle e-readers to download classic literature, the goal to improve reading achievement among her fth-graders at Port St. Joe Elementary School. We want to concentrate on the classics, Phillips said. The kids will be excited, and this broadens their opportunities. The Planet Janitor Project Another grant from Phillips. She will seek to start a recycling program throughout the elementary school. All classrooms will be equipped with recycling bins, raising awareness across the entire school about the importance of protecting the environment. We have wanted to do this for a few years, Phillips said, noting that Port St. Joe Elementary students had urged the city and county to adopt recycling programs. Oysters and Turtles and Bears, Oh My! Janice Atkisons grant will fund a eld trip for every fourth-grade student at Port St. Joe Elementary to the Apalachicola National Estuarine Volunteering for arts sakeUnderstanding loss a rst-hand experienceTim IM Cro RO Ft T | The Star TOP RIGHT: Becky Fulcher and Kim McFarland from Port St. Joe High School received grant funding from the Education Foundation of Gulf County, Inc. BOTTOM RIGHT: From left, Carmel Dodson, Cindy Phillips, Shelly Oliver and Janice Atkison from Port St. Joe Elementary School. Not pictured from the elementary school, Serena Mirabella and Shirley Thompson.Education Foundation awards more than $15,000 in grants New driver license and ID card requirements Val AL Eri RI E Garma ARMA N | The Star Emily Gortemoller, director of rehabilitation at the Bridge at Bay St. Joe, tapes Mike Castellos ngers together to imitate the loss of ne motor skills dementia patients often experience. See dD EmMENtiaTIA B6 Val AL Eri RI E Garma ARMA N | The StarVolunteer art teacher Traci Gaddis helps her second grade students with chalk blending during class Oct. 20. Gaddis teaches art classes every Thursday at Port St. Joe Elementary. See artART B6Your wish is granted See graGRA NtTS B6

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B2 | The Star Thursday, October 27, 2011 OFTHEWEEKPET St. Joseph Bay Humane Society 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 SocietySpecial to The StarOn Friday evening, Nov. 18, at the Port St. Joseph Bay Golf Club, off County C-30-A, there will be a Silent Auction to support the Camp Gordon Johnston WWII Museum in Carrabelle. This event is a prelude to the Golf tournament to be held on Saturday the 19th. There will be many collectible and choice articles being auctioned, including signed sports memorabilia, limited edition framed (and signed) military prints, hotel and resort stays and much, much more. Tail gunner Kenneth Tucker grew up in East Point and graduated from the Carrabelle Consolidated School. Enlisted in the Army Air Force and was learning to y when the Army said they had enough Pilots. So, in order to stay in aviation, Ken volunteered to become a gunner Serving with the 15th Air Force based at Foggia, Italy. Ken always felt safer when the 100th Fighter Squadron, also known as the Tuskegee Airmen, escorted his squadron. In his book The Last Roll Call; Ken, now in his 80s, describes life in Floridas panhandle during the 1930s, his adventures in WWII and how the military of WWII operated. Its a great read on a time long gone in America. We invite you to come and visit with Ken on Nov. 18 at the club; beginning at 6 p.m. Silent Auction tickets are $10 each and can be purchased at the clubhouse or at the Gulf County Chamber of Commerce. Call 227 1757 or log on to www.stjosephbay.com for further information.WWII tail gunner to autograph bookSpecial to The StarAll members are encouraged to attend a meeting of the Post to be held at 4 p.m. ET on Monday, Oct. 31. The meeting will be held at the VFW Post, located at 1774 Trout Avenue, Highland View. Willis V. Rowan American Legion Post 116 to meetStar Staff ReportThe St. Joseph Bay Humane Society announces the Annual Meeting of the Board of Directors and Membership on Nov. 2 at 4:30 p.m. ET in the conference room at Preble-Rish, Inc, 324 Marina Drive in Port St. Humane Society meeting to be Nov. 2The Port St. Joe Boy Scouts Troop 47 will be holding a retirement ceremony for damaged U.S. ags at the Scout Hut in November. The scouts will use the new re pit behind the John Simpson Scout Center in a ceremony honoring our nations stars and stripes. If you have a ag you wish to donate please get in touch with Scoutmaster Dave Oliphant at 227-8503. If your ag has a history behind it please put it into words so the ags story can be read during the ceremony. A date for the ceremony will be decided upon in the upcoming weeks.Donate your historic ag Haygan William Charles Creamer was welcomed into this world on Tuesday, August 30, 2011 at Capital Regional Medical Center. He weighed in at 9 pounds, 10 ounces and was 21 inches long. Proud parents are Wesley and Stephanie Creamer, of Eastpoint. Grandparents are Timothy and Annette Hightower, of Port St Joe, and Dennis and Kathy Creamer, of Eastpoint. Haygan was welcomed home by his siblings Hayley, Hannah and Hayden.Welcome baby Haygan Creamer Happy Birthday Melvin Ward Love, Wanda, Kasey, Kandi and RustyLook Whos Together with their parents, Ryan Wood and Kasie Thompson request the pleasure of your company at the celebration of their union on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011 at 3 p.m. ET at the Constitution Convention State Park. There will be a reception to follow the ceremony at Oak Grove Church. For more information about the wedding or to RSVP visit the wedding website at www.theknot. com/ourwedding/ kasiethompson&ryanwood. Ryan Wood and Kasie Thompson to wed WEDDInNG

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Youre looking for SCENTSY!Scentsy is safer than traditional candles!Using a beautiful ceramic warmer, a low wattage light bulb and over 80 wonderful scents, you can transform your house into a fabulous smelling home!My team is growing rapidly but we still have plenty of room for more enthusiastic people.Ty Robinson850.229.2679 www.tyrobinson.scentsy.us Become an Independent Scentsy Consultant Today!Check out my website or give me a call! School NewsPre-Kindergarten: KensleyMathews Kindergarten: Taylor Burkett 1st grade: Madison Burkett 2nd grade: Halston Fulk 3rd grade: Landon Miles 4th grade: Malena Ramsey 5th grade: Jasmine Hayes 6th grade: Lexi Combs Bus Riders of the Week are: Courtney Davidson, Clay Fox, Noah Bareld, and Bobby Fowler By Samantha Ridgley and Carson Bishop General informationOct. 28: Report cards go home Mrs. Knoxs 7th grade language arts classes had their annual linking verb funeral (photos below) Oct. 13 to bring awareness of using more action in their writing. The students did a fantastic job of writing eulogies, dressing the part, and presentation. Some students went above and beyond by making cofns, bringing owers, singing, writing poetry, making headstones, playing instruments, composing programs, preaching, and comforting people mourning. Great job students!Club newsNational Junior Beta Club inductions will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 28 in the Marion Craig Gymnasium. Five current members will welcome 20 new members to the club. Parents are invited to attend the induction with a reception to follow.SportsOct. 27 Cross Country at Wewahitchka, 3 p.m. ET, GO SHARKS Oct. 27 Volleyball Districts at Liberty County, GO SHARKS Oct. 28 Football vs. West Gadsden, 7:30 p.m. ET. Oct. 29 Girls soccer at Taylor County, time TBA Oct. 29 Boys soccer preseason scrimmage at Taylor County.Special to The StarMrs. Carla McGhees World History Class is exploring the continent of Asia through research. This week the class learned about China and The Great Wall of China. Here are some facts that the young historians uncovered this week: The Great Wall of China is 25 feet tall 25 feet thick at the bottom and 15 feet thick at the top. Towers were built every 200 to 300 feet to secure the walls. Bands of wild tribesmen robbed and killed farmers, so short walls were built for their protection, then a strict ruler Shih Huang Ti ordered that all the short walls be joined together to form the Great Wall of China. The Great Wall was built by hand using forced labor. It goes over mountains and through valleys to measure over fteen hundred miles in length. It is the longest structure built by man. The Great Wall can be seen from space. Pictured are students recording their facts on the wall in the hall. The Lions TALE The Lions Tale Star Staff Report The Alumni Brunch will be 10-11 a.m. CT Friday, Oct. 28 in the Media Center at Wewahitchka High School. This year we will honor those classes that graduated in the years ending in 1 and 6. The Homecoming Parade will begin at 2 p.m. CT on Friday. It will include the students who are representing their classes on Homecoming Court, the King and Queen candidates, oats constructed by each of the 7th-12th grade classes, entries from our community and, of course, the winning Gator football team. Activities continue that evening, beginning at 6:30 p.m. with the crowning of our 2011 Homecoming King and Queen. Then, at 7 p.m., the Gators take on the Bozeman Bucks for another spirit-lled game. At halftime, we will recognize our alumni from years past on the eld. This is always an exciting time of year and the school and staff urges everybody to be a part of it.Star Staff ReportThe Wewahitchka High School Class of 1991 will hold its 20-year class reunion on Oct. 28-29. For more information contact April at 639-5169 or Rita at 639-9000.WHS Class of 1991 reunionStar Staff ReportWarrants of arrest have just been issued for the most upstanding citizens of the community. This years Port St. Joe High School Project Graduation Committee is busy making preparations for its most popular community fundraiser, Jail for Bail. The event will be Monday, Oct. 31 from 3-5 p.m. ET under the new Pavilion in City Commons Park next to City Hall. All warrants have been issued, and those individuals that do get hauled into the jail must pay a ne before they can be released. All prisoners will be encouraged to call friends, family, and business associates to help them make their bail. To avoid jail time, those receiving arrest warrants may pay their ne before 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28. Mail checks, made payable to: Project Graduation 2012, P.O. Box 485, Port St. Joe, FL 32457. All donations are tax-deductible. In 1985, Project Graduation began in our community as a way of not only offering an evening free of drinking and driving, but a celebration with fellow classmates under the watchful eye of proud parents. In addition to food, music, and games, door prizes are offered to all graduates. Project Graduation at PSJHS has always been successful due to the generous support of our community. The committee of loving parents wishes to thank all in advance for the support. Jail for Bail under wayMAARIAANNAA Chipola College now offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing commonly known as the RN to BSN. All upper level courses in the program are offered in an online format. The RN to BSN is designed for students who have earned an Associate in Science (AS) degree in Nursing from a regionally accredited institution and possess a current, clear, active Florida RN license. To earn the BSN from Chipola, students must complete 40 semester hours of courses at the 3000 level and above. At least 30 of the 40 hours must be earned in residence at Chipola. Chipolas RN to BSN program focuses on the development of professional nursing practice to prepare highly-qualied nurses to work in diverse health care settings. The program may be completed in three semesters or longer according to the student preference. The program adheres to all common prerequisites, courses of study, and clinical requirements for RN to BSN programs in Florida. The following prerequisites are required for entrance into the program: Anatomy & Physiology I and Lab; Anatomy & Physiology II and Lab; Human Growth & Development; Elements of Nutrition; Microbiology & Lab; General Psychology or Intro to Sociology; Statistics; Integrated Biology I or II; Chemistry for Health Related Science; General Chemistry I or II; General Physics I or II. Chipola also requires Communication Skills II; a Gordon Rule Writing course and an additional Social Science course. In addition to the BSN, Chipola offers nine other bachelors degree programs: Business Administration (with majors in Accounting or Management), English Education, Elementary Education, Mathematics Education (Middle or High School), Science Education (Middle or High School) and Exceptional Student Education. Of the 2,000 students enrolled at Chipola, nearly 200 are junior and senior students working on bachelors degrees. Since 2004, dozens of teachers have graduated from Chipola to begin careers in area middle and high schools. The Education program has nearly a 100 percent placement rate. Chipolas Bachelors level tuition is $110 per semester hour. For information about Chipolas BSN program, call 718-2278. To learn about all of the colleges bachelors degrees, visit www.chipola.eduFrom left are Chipola nursing graduate Ceely Bareld, Jackson Hospital OB Nurse Manager Connie Swearingen, RN, and Jackson Hosptial nurse Delilah Lewis, RN. For information about Chipolas BSN program, call 718-2278. To learn about all of the colleges bachelors degrees, visit www.chipola.edu.Chipola nursing degrees offer online classes DAZZLingING dDOLpPHinsINS Wewa HOHOMEECOOMING

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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 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 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) This business invites you to visit the church of your choice this week.Thursday, October 27, 2011Special to The Star St. Josephs Catholic Church will have its cookbooks, Tempting Recipes, for sale during the Ghosts on the Coasts celebration. With such a diverse culture of people belonging to St. Josephs, there are many delicious and different recipes to satisfy all appetites. The cookbooks will feature the Churchs Liturgical Feasts and Holy Days as well as the history of St. Josephs Church in Port St. Joe. You can nd the cookbooks for sale in various retail stores along Reid Avenue or visit our table that will be set up on Reid Avenue during the Ghosts on the Coast celebration. The cookbooks sell for $20 each or two books for $30. What a wonderful gift Tempting Recipes would make for Christmas, birthdays, or any occasion. All proceeds from the sell of the Tempting Recipes cookbooks will go to St. Josephs Family Life Ministry which in turn benets our local community and Sacred Heart Hospital. If you would like a cookbook mailed to you, there will be a $5 shipping and handling fee. For further information or to order a cookbook, please contact Charmaine Earley 229-8561, Trish Warriner 227-1600, Ann Jarosz 2291531 or any Family Life Ministry member at St. Josephs Catholic Church. You may also stop by the church ofce on 20th Street, between 9:30 a.m. Cookbooks for saleFollow His GuidanceWhen we ask for Gods guidance is that what we seek to nd? There are times when we ask, when weve already made up our mind. When we seek His help and pay no attention, At times there are consequences too often to mention. When you seek His help, try His way rst. If you dont, then be ready to expect the worst. He says to ask and you shall receive. But to ask wholeheartedly and truly believe. Wait for an answer; itll be on the way. It might be different than yours and take more than a day. Since God is the potter and we are the clay, well fare a lot better if we do it His way. Billy Johnson Family and Friends Day at New BethelNew Bethel A.M.E. Church, located at the corner of U.S. Highway 98 and Avenue C in Port St. Joe, will be holding its annual Family and Friends Day Celebration on Sunday, Oct. 30. The 11 a.m. ET speaker will be Rev. Zebedee Fennell of Okeechobee, Florida. Pastor Sandra HooperClark and members invite all friends of the community to please attend this program. Lunch will be served following the service.New Horizon AAThe New Horizon AA Groups new schedule is Sunday mornings at 11 a.m. EST or 10 a.m. CST; call 639-3600.Dr. Tim Hines at Family Life ChurchDr. Tim Hines will be ministering November 6-8 at Family Life Church on Reid Avenue, downtown Port St. Joe, in what will be a pivotal meeting for this region. Tim has been bringing the word of the Lord every year for more than 10 years to this city. The grace of God and the impartation of the anointing of Gods Spirit has consistently been in manifestation to help those hurting in their bodies and minds, and to reignite the hearts of the believers. Tim has a Bachelors and Masters degree in Theology and has served as alumni instructor at Brother Norvel Hayes New Life Bible College. He is married to a virtuous woman and they have two beautiful children. They are based here in Florida, and are submitted to Pastor David Garcia of Brooksville Assembly of God. Tim is looking forward to what God will do in these meetings at Family Life Church. We would like to invite you to come out to Family Life Church, Starting Sunday morning November 6th at 10:30 a.m. ET, and Sunday through Tuesday nights at 7 p.m. ET. You will not be disappointed!10th Pastoral Anniversary at First Baptist ApalachicolaHow beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things. (Romans 10-15) The First Baptist Church family invites you to join them in celebrating the 10th Pastoral Anniversary of Pastor Bill Palazarin and his wife Verlene, on Sunday, Oct. 30, at 11 a.m. ET. We would love to have everyone come join us in showing our love and appreciation to the shepherd sent by God to lead this ock. Faith bBRIEfFSHappy 90th birthday Dad. We think of you all the time, your voice and your laugh will live forever in our thoughts. We were talking the other day, remembering how you use to announce that you were going on the block for all in the house to hear, its been 17 years since we last heard you say that, but to us it seems like only yesterday. We love and miss you, Kylar F. Hamilton and grandchildrenThe Measure of ManNot How did he die? But How did he live? Not What did he gain? But What did he give? Not What was his station? But Had he a heart? And How did he play his God-given part? Not What was his shrine? Nor What was his creed? But Had he befriended those really in need? Not What did the piece in the newspaper say? But How many were sorry when he passed away? Was he ever ready with a wordor good cheer, To bring back a smile, banish a tear? These are the units to measure the worth Of a man as a man, regardless of birth.The family of the late George L. Thomas Kylar E. Hamilton, Sr.Nov. 3, 1921 to Jan.14, 1994

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GET YOUR AD IN227-7847TODAY!CALL www.visionbank.net Member FDIC naughtynice Start With bbb.org | Start With Trust Member Board 9454 HWY 98 BEACON HILL AT THE MEXICO BEACHCITY LIMITS (850) 647-2971OPEN AT 11AM ET 7 DAYS A WEEKWWW.LOOKOUTLOUNGE.COMFOR ONE NIGHT ONLYFRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4TH 8 PM TO 12 MIDNIGHT ET BOBBY KENNEDY & MICHELLEMILLIGANWEDNESDAY, FRIDAY & SATURDAY 9 PM ETKARAOKE & DANCING IN THECROWS NESTTHURSDAY, FRIDAY & SATURDAY 9 PM ETRANDY STARK ON THE POOPDECK WITHARTLONGONSAXSATURDAYSTUESDAY & WEDNESDAYLADIES NIGHT 5 PMTILCLOSING HALLOWEEN PARTY & COSTUMECONTEST SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29TH dbutler@coastalcoverage.com Locally owned and operated to meet all your insurance needs By Roy Lee CarterCounty Extension Director Strawberries are tasty fruits that should be planted in October or early November. The plants are very cold hardy, and become full-sized by spring. Even though their multimillion dollar commercial production is limited to just a few areas, they are grown by hobbyists throughout our state. Temperatures between 50 and 80 F (10 and 27C) and day lengths 14 hours or fewer are required for the development of owers and fruit on most strawberry varieties. My information was provided by Dr. Craig K. Chandler Professor, Horticultural Sciences, of the University of Floridas Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. In North and Central Florida, Strawberry plants can be set from now through mid-November, and in South Florida, until early December. When winter comes, the cool nights and short days will cause the plants to begin owering. Flowers formed after the last killing frost of early spring will develop into fruit. Berry production and harvest continue throughout the spring. As the weather gets warmer and the days grow longer, the plants will stop producing berries and form runners. These runners will take root, and become new plants. However most home gardeners destroy such plants, and start over again in the fall. Although strawberries can be grown in just about any type Florida soil, they dont do as well in peat or muck. Strawberries like a well-drained soil, which is moist but not wet. Sandy soil with plenty of organic matter is best. Currently, we suggest three varieties for the Florida home garden: Camarosa, Sweet Charlie, and Festival. All three varieties produce attractive avorful berries suitable for eating fresh or freezing. Camarosa has been the most productive variety in North Florida, while Festival has been the most productive variety in Central Florida. These varieties are capable of producing 1 to 2 pints of fruit per plant. Strawberries should be planted in raised beds, which are two feet wide and spaced two feet apart. The beds should be mounded, so theyre six inches high along the edges and about eight inches high in the middle. For a 10-by-10 foot strawberry patch, broadcast about twoand-a-half pounds of 10-10-10 fertilizer with micronutrients added and work it into the soil. Then, form the beds in the manner weve described, and apply another twoand-a-half pounds of fertilizer. This time, place the fertilizer in a narrow band about six inches deep in the middle of each bed. After the beds have been property formed, fertilized, and very well moistened, cover each with a sheet of oneand-a-half mil black polyethylene plastic. The recommended mulch for strawberries in Florida. Place soil on the edges of the plastic to hold it in place. Then, cut slits in the plastic where the plants are to be inserted. The plants should be set in double rows, one on each side of the raised bed, about six inches from the edges. Space the plants 12 inches apart in the row. Be sure that no plants are set directly over the fertilizer band, because this can lead to salt burn. Always start with certied, disease-free plants. Keep them moist before planting, and plant them in moist soil. Set them at the correct depth. Do not cover the crowns and do not leave tops of roots exposed. Spread the roots in a fan shape, and pack soil rmly around them. With proper maintenance, and a bit of luck, next spring youll be enjoying fresh strawberries from your own patch. For more information contact the Gulf County Extension Service @ 6393200, 229-2909 or visit our website: gulf.ifas.u.eduStar Staff ReportThe Gulf County Extension Service is sponsoring a series of interactive video classes on beekeeping in the Panhandle. The classes will be Nov. 21 to Jan. 30. Classes are Monday evenings from 6-8 p.m. CT, 7-9 p.m. ET, at the Gulf County Extension ofce, 200 N. Second St. in Wewahitchka. Cost of the course is $50 per person and $25 for each additional person. Fees cover course materials. Contact the Extension ofce at 639-3200 to register and pay for the course. The class schedule is as follows: Nov. 21 Introduction to Bees; taught by Jamie Ellis, the class will cover types of bees, caste system, life stages in the hive and communication within the hive; Nov. 28 Introduction to Beekeeping and Beekeeping Equipment; taught by Elmore Herman and Mark Dykes, the course covers the standard hive, tools used in and around the hive and where to buy bees and getting started; Dec. 5 Bee Management; taught by Jamie Ellis and Lawrence Cutts, the course covers handling bees, seasonal management, marking queens and requeening; Dec. 12 Pests and Diseases; taught by Jerry Hayes, the course covers small hive beetles, Varroa mites, wax moths, Nosema and Foulbroods; Jan. 9 Honey Plants and Pollination Ecology; taught by Jenette Klopchin, the course covers honey plants of Northwest Florida; Jan. 16 Products of the Hive; taught by Lawrence Cutts, the course covers types of honey, wax, pollen collection and propolis; Jan. 23 Splitting Hives, increasing hive numbers and pollination; taught by Elmore Herman and Jeff Pippin, the course covers how to split a hive using nucs and pollination as a business; Jan. 30 Other topics of beekeeping; taught by Jamie Ellis and Jerry Hayes, the course covers Africanized bees. On Dec. 10 there will be a BeeKeeping Trade Show at the Washington County Extension Ofce, 1424 Jackson Ave. in Chipley. Registration is at 9 a.m. CT and the program begins at 10 a.m. There will be handson demonstrations, exhibits and more.Beekeeping in the PanhandleGrowing strawberries in the Florida home garden ROY LEE CArR TErRCounty extension director

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LocalB6 | The Star Thursday, October 27, 2011 Research Reserve Center in Eastpoint. The center has been remodeled and has new exhibits, Atkison said. It is great for the students. Poetry Alive! A grant written by Donna Thompson, the funding will be used to provide two days of performances by the Poetry Troupe, one day in Port St. Joe, and one day in Wewahitchka. Involve Me and I Understand This grant, written by Carmel Dodson, provides the Stop to Think Comprehension Program, as well as other reading manipulatives, for her third-grade classroom at Port St. Joe Elementary School. Reading is Revolutionary Rhonda Pridgeon at Wewahitchka Elementary sought this grant to improve the intensive reading classroom libraries at both county elementary schools. Technology in the Classroom The grant dollars from this award, applied for by Genevieve Baughman, will be used to purchase Kuta Software for her algebra students at Wewahitchka High School. The Guarantee of an Education This grant, awarded to Shirley Moates, will provide two Apple iPads for her special needs students at Wewahitchka High School. Reading Key The Key to Success Linda Husband will use this grants funds to purchase the Reading Key program to aid her students at Wewahitchka Elementary School in reading prociency. Intermediate Technology: Learning to Implement the Equipment Shirley Thompson at Port St. Joe Junior High sought funding to provide for the Techno Kids Intermediate Computer Curriculum to enable her students to master new computer skills. Seeing Through the Lens of Compassion This grant will provide digital cameras for Becky Fulchers art classes at Port St. Joe Junior/Senior High School. Students will learn about photography and complete projects with the new cameras. Oil Spill Fulcher, the new art teacher at Port St. Joe Junior/ Senior High, applied for dollars to provide needed art supplies and art equipment for her students. Visual Geometry Kim McFarland sought funding to provide the Geometers Sketchpad software program for her geometry students at Port St. Joe High School. It is wonderful, McFarland said of the software. I have already downloaded it and started working with it. All teachers receiving grant funding submit to the EFGC board in May an evaluation of their grant funds assisted classroom learning. The EFGC aims to broaden community involvement in the county public schools. A brochure will be sent home with every Gulf County Student with each report card to increase awareness of the EFGC and to encourage donations. An annual membership to the EFGC supports Gulf County Schools and all gifts will be matched through a grant provided by the consortium of Florida Education Foundations. Find out more by logging on to www.efgc.org. Calling All Beginner Artists!Painting Classes specially designed for new painters using the tried and true technique of One Stroke Painting. Classes are $35.00, 3 hours, and include all materials; as well as a starter set of brushes to keep.Glynis Holcombe OSCI(One Stroke Certied Instructor)www.pieceocape.com 850-229-1185 Gun ShowOctober 29th & 30th Panama City Panama City Fairgrounds Fairgrounds2038661Sat 9 -5 Sun 10-4C o n c e a l e d W e a p o n s C l a s s S a t / S u n 1 1 o r 2 Floridagunshows.com FREE PARKING 6406516 FREE ESTIMATES1-850-626-9242 1-800-69-SHRED Security-cleared personnel Fort Walton Beachs leading mobile destruction company Weekly, monthly, or annual service Locally owned & operated sweater? Oh, goodness, and I dont even think I can do anything. The Bridge at Bay St. Joe, one of 73 Signature HealthCARE Communities across the Southeastern U.S., uses the tour to educate staff on the fragile state of dementia patients, and other facilities nationwide have followed suit. The Port St. Joe facility specializes in customized care for cognitively impaired residents with dementia and Alzheimers disease, an irreversible, progressive brain disease that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills. The Virtual Dementia Tour puts caregivers in the patients shoes, giving them a rsthand look at the dark, confusing state of mind dementia brings. Emily Gortemoller, Director of Rehabilitation at the Bridge at Bay St. Joe, said the majority of tour participants vow to be more sensitive and patient towards elderly patients experiencing symptoms of dementia. Gortemoller and other Bridge representatives often take the tour on the road, conducting it at university nursing classes and hospitals along the Gulf Coast. Its probably time for us to do another round for our staff, Gortemoller said. They feel like they understand where the patient is. It denitely makes a huge difference. Gortemoller said the tour may prompt an employee to make a connection with a patient theyve had trouble with, or spark a newfound respect for what dementia patients go through. Its designed to increase sensitivity (toward those with dementia), Gortemoller said. Weve had people cry just knowing they had a family member or spouse exhibiting these symptoms. She said one woman vowed to never speak to her mother in the same harsh manner again. Gortemoller said one common misconception about people with dementia is that they all live in nursing homes. The majority of these people are out in our community, in our churches, in our stores, she said. The Bridge at Bay St. Joe conducts a pre-test and post-test for those who participate in the Virtual Dementia Tour. The tests ask and record participants feelings about dementia and state of mind before and after the tour. Gortemoller said almost everyone writes something about being more patient on the post-test. Ron Reid, administrator of the Bridge at Bay St. Joe, admitted to bolting out of the room the rst time he tried the tour. You can denitely tell they think they have an idea of what a demented person goes through (after the tour), Reid said. Its something we want to do more of. DEMENTIA from page B1Valerie ALERIE Garma ARMA N | The StarDistrict secretary Mary Lou Cumbie, Superintendent of Schools Jim Norton and Port St. Joe Elementary School Principal Sue Gannon (not pictured) sat in on Gaddiss art class Oct. 20 and produced their own works of art. Tim IM Cro RO Ft T | The StarFrom left, Genieve Baughman, Shirley Moates and Rhonda Pridgeon. Moates and Baughman wrote mini-grant applications to enhance programs at Wewahitchka High School; Pridgeon, from Wewahitchka Elementary School, sought funding to improve enhanced reading classrooms in the libraries at both county elementary schools. GRANTS from page B1State Building has 1,872 steps? 6,500 windows? 57,000 tons of steel? Before class began, she reminded her students that there is no such thing as bad art. Just as no two people are alike, no two pieces of art are the same. The arts are usually the rst things to go, said Gaddis, who noted that without her as a volunteer the school would simply be without an art program due to lack of funding. However, Gaddis is not without community support. In addition to Subways donation of booths, Gaddis also receives help from her daughter Stephanie Cribbs in the classroom, and from the First United Methodist Church. She once received an envelope lled with 300 $1 bills from the Methodist Churchs womens group. We cant put art in our schools anymore because theres no money to fund it, said Port St. Joe Elementary School Principal Sue Gannon. To have a volunteer come here and do this on a regular basis its a resource we just cant replace. Gannon said the states emphasis on FCAT scores and budget cuts have de-emphasized the need for art programs in schools. She said Gaddis is an invaluable asset to the school. Its always been a priority to make a room available and to have the materials available, said Gannon, who noted PTO funds also help offset Gaddiss costs. The teachers enjoy it and the kids enjoy it, Gannon said. We know its important for the kids to be exposed to the arts as well as academics. ART from page B1

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CLASSIFIEDSThursday, October 27, 2011 The Star | B7 35788S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION: CASE NO.: 08-00470 COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS, INC., Plaintiff, vs. RICHARD P. DAVIS; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF RICHARD P. DAVIS; UNKNOWN TENANT(S); IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Resetting Foreclosure Sale dated the 11th day of October, 2011, and entered in Case No. 08-00470, of the Circuit Court of the 14TH Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida, wherein COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS, INC. is the Plaintiff and RICHARD P. DAVIS, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF RICHARD P. DAVIS and UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the, FRONT LOBBY OF THE GULF COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 1000 5TH STREET, PORT ST. JOE, FL, 32456, 11:00 AM ET on the 10th day of November, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: EXHIBIT A All that certain land situate in Gulf County, Florida: Commencing at the Northwest corner of the Southwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of Section 32, Township 5 South, Range 11 West and run West for 400 feet to the West side of County Road, thence run South 780 feet to the Point of Beginning, thence run West 150 feet, thence run south 180 feet, thence run East 150 feet, thence run North 180 feet to the Point of Beginning, same lying and being in Section 31, Township 5 South, Range 11 West. TOGETHER WITH A MOBILE HOME. VIN# 13703158 R.P. DECAL# 0477173131A VIN# 13703159 R.P. DECAL# 0477173131B MANUFACTUERS NAME: FLEETWOOD MODEL NAME: CHAMPION YEAR MANUFACTURED: 1977 DIMENSIONS: 23.5 X 56.3 WHICH IS AFFIXED AND ATTACHED TO THE LAND AND IS PARTOF THE REAL PROPERTY WHICH, BY INTENTION OF THE PARTIES AND UPON RETIREMENT OF THE CERTIFICATE OF TITLE AS PROVIDED IN 319.621 FLA. STAT., SHALL CONSTITUTE A PART OF THE REALTY AND PASS WITH IT, ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Dated this 12th day of October, 2011. REBECCA NORRIS Clerk of the Circuit Court By: BA BAXTER Deputy Clerk Submitted By: Law Offices of Marshall C. Watson, P.A. 1800 NW 49th Street Suite 120 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 (954) 453-0365 Fax: (954) 771-6052 Toll Free: 1-800-441-2438 Oct 20, 27, 2011 36001S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CENTENNIAL BANK, as successor in interest to GULF STATE COMMUNITY BANK, Plaintiff, vs SHEZAD SANAULLAH and HELEN NITSIOS, Defendant(s) CASE NO.: 11-000162-CA NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE is hereby given that, pursuant to the Order of Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure in this cause, in the Circuit Court of Gulf County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Gulf County, Florida described as: A TRACT OF LAND LYING IN SECTIONS 16,17, 20 AND 21, TOWNSHIP 9 SOUTH, RANGE 10 WEST, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA; MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT A FOUND CONCRETE MONUMENT MARKING THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 16, AND RUN THENCE WEST 357.25 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING RUN THENCE NORTH 17 WEST 17.99 FEET TO A:FOUND IRON PIN AND CAP #1718 LYING ON THE SOUTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY OF STATE ROAD NO. 30, SAID IRON PIN LYING ON :A CURVE CONCAVE TO THE NORTHWESTERLY; THENCE NORTHEASTERLY ALONG SAID SOUTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY AND CURVE WITH A RADIUS OF 5645.54 FEET, THROUGH A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 08, FOR AN ARC DISTANCE OF 860.98 FEET (CHORD OF SAID ARC BEING NORTH 68 EAST 860.15 FEET) TO A FOUND CONCRETE MONUMENT; THENCE RUN NORTH 64 EAST ALONG SAID SOUTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY 308.73 FEET TO A FOUND CONCRETE MONUMENT, LYING ON A CURVE CONCAVE TO THE SOUTHEASTERLY; THENCE NORTHEASTERLY ALONG SAID SOUTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY AND CURVE WITH A RADIUS OF 1112.06 FEET, THROUGH A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 22, FOR AN ARC DISTANCE OF 444.98 FEET (CHORD OF SAID ARC BEING NORTH 75 EAST 442.02 FEET TO A FOUND CONCRETE:MONUMENT #1718; THENCE LEAVING SAID SOUTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY RUN THENCE SOUTH 62 WEST 489.96 FEET TO A SET IRON PIN LB#732; THENCE SOUTH 36 WEST 149.05 FEET TO A SET IRON PIN LB#732; THENCE SOUTH 42 WEST 68.66 FEET TO A SET IRON PIN LB#732; THENCE SOUTH 25 EAST 700.22 FEET TO A SET IRON PIN LB#732; THENCE SOUTH 71 WEST 113.72 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 67 WEST 121.80 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 79 WEST 118.79 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 58 WEST 120.34 FEET; THENCE SOUTH:73 WEST 124.67 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 67 WEST 129.35 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 64 WEST 150.84 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 67 WEST 173.98 FEET TO A SET IRON PIN LB #732; THENCE NORTH 17 WEST 871.85 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. LESS AND EXCEPT THE FOLLOWING TWO PARCELS: A tract of land lying in Sections 16, 17, 20 and 21, Township 9 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida; more particularly described as follows: Commence at a found concrete monument marking the Southwest comer of said Section 16, and run thence West 58.28 feet to the Point of Beginning; from said Point of Beginning run thence North 20 West, 114.07 feet to a found iron-pin and cap #1718 lying on the Southerly right of way boundary of State Road No. 30, said iron pin lying on a curve concave to the Northwesterly; thence Northeasterly along said Southerly right of way boundary and curve with a radius of 5645.54 feet, through a central angle of 05, for an arc distance of 581.11 feet, (chord of said arc being North 66 East, 580.85 feet) to a found concrete monument; thence run North 64 East along said Southerly right of way boundary 308.73 feet to a found concrete monument, lying on a curve concave to the Southeasterly; thence Northeasterly along said Southerly right of way boundary and curve with a radius of 1112.06 feet, through a central angle of 22, for an arc distance of 444.98 feet (chord of said arc being North 75 East, 442.02 feet to a found concrete monument #1718; thence leaving said Southerly right of way boundary, run thence South 62 West, 489.96 feet to a set iron pin LB#732; thence South 36 West 149.05 feet to a set iron pin LB#732; thence South 42 West, 68.66 feet to a set iron pin LB#732; thence South 25 East, 700.22 feet to a set iron pin LB#732; thence South 71 West, 113.54 feet; thence South 67 West, 121.80 feet;1hence South 79 West, 118.79 feet; thence South 58 West, 120.34 feet; thence South 73 West, 124.67 feet; thence South 67 West, 129.39 feet to a set iron pin LB#732; thence North 20 West, 745.17 feet to the Point of Beginniing. AND LOT 1, TRACT A INDIAN LAGOON ESTATES, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT A CONCRETE MONUMENT MARKING THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SECTION 16, TOWNSHIP 9 SOUTH, RANGE 10 WEST, GULF COUNTY; FLORIDA AND RUN NORTH 89 WEST 357.25 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING RUN NORTH 17 WEST 18.05 FEET TO A RE-ROD (MARKED #1/18) LYING ON THE SOUTHEASTERLY RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY OF STATE ROAD NO. 30, SAID POINT ALSO LYING ON A CURVE CONCAVE TO THE NORTHWESTERLY; THENCE RUN NORTHEASTERLY ALONG SAID RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY AND SAID CURVE HAVING A RADIUS 5645.54 FEET, THROUGH A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 01 FOR AN ARC DISTANCE OF 149.98 FEET; CHORD BEING NORTH 72 EAST 149.98 FEET TO A RE-ROD (MARKED #1718); THENCE LEAVING SAID RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY RUN SOUTH 18. EAST 147.80 FEET TO A RE-ROD (MARKED #732); THENCE RUN SOUTH 73 WEST 153.82 FEET TO A RE-ROD (MARKED #732); THENCE RUN NORTH 17WEST 124.59 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. LOT1, TRACT A (UNRECORDED) MORE CORRECTLY DESCRIBED AS: Commence at the Southwest corner of Section 16, Township 9 South, Range 10 West,Gulf County, Florida and run West 357.25 feet, thence run North 17 degrees 19 minutes 04 seconds West 17.99 feet to a point lying on the Southeasterly right-of-way boundary of State Road No. 30 said point also lying on a curve to the Northerly, thence run Northeasterly along said right-of-way boundary and curve having a radius of 5645.54 feet, through a central angle of 01 degrees 31 minutes 18 seconds for an arc distance of 149.93 feet, chord being North 71 degrees 55 minutes 17 seconds East 149.93 feet, thence leaving said right-of-way boundary run South 18 degrees 50 minutes 22 seconds East 875.23 feet to a point lying on the approximate mean high water line of Indian Lagoon, thence run South 67 degrees 06 minutes 13 seconds West along said mean high water line 173.98 feet, thence leaving said mean high water line run North 17 degrees 19 minutes 04 seconds West 871.85 feet to the POINT Of BEGINNING containing 3.27 acres more or less. at Public Sale, to the highest bidder, for cash, at the steps of the Gulf County Courthouse, Port St. Joe, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. ET on November 10, 2011. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court this 11th day of October, 2011. Clerk OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk : Steve M. Watkins, III FBN: 0794996 41 Commerce Street Apalachicola, FL 32320 (850)653-1949 October 20, 27, 2011 35933S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA THOMAS KEITH McNEILL AND ELIZABETH SUE McNEILL, Plaintiffs, vs. GEORGETTE E. HADDOCK, Defendant. CASE NO. 2011-128CA NOTICE OF JUDICIAL SALE PURSUANT TO SECTION 45.031(1) OF THE FLORIDA STATUTES TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on September 15, 2011, in Case No. 2011-128CA, of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit for Gulf County, Florida, in which THOMAS KEITH McNEILL and ELIZABETH SUE McNEILL are the Plaintiffs, and GEORGETTE E. HADDOCK, is the Defendant, that the undersigned, Clerk of Circuit Court, Gulf County, Florida, will sell at public sale the following described real property: Lot 9 and the South 1/2 of Lot 10, Block 107 of Unit 9 of St. Josephs Addition to the City of Port St. Joe, Florida, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 12, Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. The sale will be held on November 10, 2011, at 11:00 a.m. EST, to the highest bidder for cash, in the lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, Port St. Joe, Florida, in accordance with Section 45.031, Florida Statutes. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated September 16, 2011. Rebecca L. Norris Gulf County Clerk of Court B.A. Baxter Deputy Clerk October 20, 27, 2011 36015S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY CENTENNIAL BANK, AN ARKANSAS CORPORATION, AS SUCCESSOR-IN-INTEREST TO BAYSIDE SAVINGS BANK BY ASSET ACQUISITION FROM THE FDIC AS RECEIVER FOR BAYSIDE SAVINGS BANK. Plaintiff -vR & R PROPERTIES, A PARTNERSHIP and SHIRLEY L. ROBERSON P.O. Box 457 Port St. Joe, Fl. 32457 Defendant(s). Case No.10-410CA NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated October 4th, 2011, and entered in Civil Case No. 10-410CA of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida wherein CENTENNIAL BANK as successor to BAYSIDE SAVINGS BANK is the Plaintiff and R & R PROPERTIES, A PARTNERSHIP and SHIRLEY L. ROBERSON is the Defendant, I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at the front door of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd, Port St. Joe, Florida, at 11:00 a.m., EST, on the 3rd day of November, 2011, the following described property situated in Gulf and Franklin Counties, Florida and set forth in the Order or Final Judgment, to-wit: Lot 43, Southgate Subdivision, as per plat recorded in the public records of Gulf County, Florida, in Plat Book 4, Page 17. And Lot 7, Block B. Magnolia Bluffs, a subdivision as per map or plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2 at Page 5 of the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), disabled persons who, because of their disabilities need special accommodations to participate in this proceeding should contact the ADA Coordinator at 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd. Port St. Joe, Florida 32456 or Telephone (850 229-6113 prior to, such proceedings. Witness my hand and the official seal of this Honorable Court, on this 10th day of October, 2011. REBECCA L. NORRIS Clerk of Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk Costin & Costin Charles A. Costin 413 Williams Ave. P.O. Box 98 Port St. Joe, Fl. 32457 850-227-1159 October 20, 27, 2011 36041S IN THE COUNTY COURT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA JAMES R. COBBLE Plaintiff -vGEORGE D. JONES 401 Hargrove Rd Tuscaloosa, AL 35401 Defendant Case No. 10-170CC NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated October 6th, 2011, and entered in Civil Case No. 10-170CC of the County Court in and for Gulf County, Florida wherein JAMES R. COBBLE is the Plaintiff and GEORGE D. JONES is the Defendant, I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at the front door of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd, Port St. Joe, Florida, at 11:00 a.m., EST, on the 3rd day of November, 2011, the following described property situated in Gulf County, Florida and set forth in the Order or Final Judgment, to-wit: All of Defendants GEORGE D. JONES undivided one-half interest in and to the following described real property located in Gulf County, Florida: Beginning at the SW corner of Lot Nineteen (19) in Block Three (3) of Oak Grove Subdivision, and run fifteen feet (15) South for a point of beginning; thence run South 124 feet; thence run East 70 feet; thence run North 124 feet; thence run West 70 feet to the point of beginning. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), disabled persons who, because of their disabilities need special accommodations to participate in this proceeding should contact the ADA Coordinator at 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd. Port St. Joe, Florida 32456 or Telephone (850)229-6113 prior to such proceedings. Witness my hand and the official seal of this Honorable Court, on this 10th day of October, 2011. REBECCA L. NORRIS Clerk of Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk Costin & Costin Charles A. Costin 413 Williams Ave. P.O. Box 98 Port St. Joe, Fl. 32457 850-227-1159 October 20, 27, 2011 36065S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CENTENNIAL BANK, as successor in interest to COASTAL COMMUNITY BANK, Plaintiff, vs. THREE MEN AND AN IDEA, LLC, a Dissolved Florida Limited Liability Company, ROBERT J. JASINSKI, Individually, and KENNETH ALLEN PETERSON, JR., Individually, Defendants. CASE NO. 11-246-CA CIVIL DIVISION NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS GIVEN that pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated October 11, 2011, in the above-styled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Lobby of the Clerks Office, of the Gulf County Courthouse in Port St. Joe, Florida, on November 10, 2011, at 11:00 a.m. ET the following described property: Parcel #9, Sunshine Acres (unrecorded) Commence at the Southwest Corner of Section 13, Township 5 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida, and thence run North 89 East for 1726.20 feet; thence North 01 West for 1798.77 feet; thence North 89 East for 1997.96 feet for the POINT OF BEGINNING. From said Point of Beginning run North 01 West for 189.24 feet; thence North 89 East for 220.26 feet; thence South 01 East for 457.29 feet to a point on the Northerly right of way line of State Road No. 386; thence South 60 West along said right of way line for 250.00 feet; thence North 01 West for 389.96 feet to the Point of Beginning. Said parcel of land having an area of 2.62 acres, more or less, and being subject to a 30.00 foot wide roadway easement along a portion of the Westerly boundary thereof, more particularly described as follows: Commence at the Southwest Corner of Section 13, Township 5 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida, thence run North 89 East for 1726.20 feet; thence North 01 West for 1798.77 feet; thence North 89 East for 1997.96 feet for the POINT OF BEGINNING. From said Point of Beginning run North 01 West for 30.01 feet; thence North 89 East for 30.01 feet; thence South 01 East for 419.97 feet; thence South 60 West for 34.06 feet; thence North 01 West for 419.97 feet to the Point of Beginning. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner(s) as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. DATED ON October 11, 2011. Becky Norris, Clerk of Court By: BA Baxter As Deputy Clerk ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: Mary Ellen Davis, Esquire 17 High Drive, Suite C Post Office Box 1720 Crawfordville, FL 32326 (850) 926-6003 October 27, November 3, 2011 36043S PUBLIC NOTICE The Port St. Joe Redevelopment Agency is seeking bids from qualified firms to provide structural engineering services for a 45-foot observation tower. Experience in like projects is required. Complete bid packages are available on request from Gail Alsobrook, Port St. Joe Redevelopment Agency, 150 Captain Freds Place, Port St. Joe, FL 32456 or Gail@PSJRA.com. Bids must be received by 4 pm on Monday, November 7, 2011. Phone: 850-229-6899. October 27, 2011 36095S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDCICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA IN RE: The Estate of BETTY JEAN CURLEE Deceased. CASE NO.: 11-23 PR NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of BETTY JEAN CURLEE, deceased, File Number 11-23 PR, is pending in the Circuit Court for the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit, in and for Gulf County, Florida, the address of which is 1000 Cecil Costin, Sr., Blvd., Port Saint Joe, Florida 32456. The name and address of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is served within three months after the date of the first publication of this notice must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. The date of the first publication of this Notice is October 27, 2011. Dated this the 14th day of October, 2011. Susan Curlee Wilder Petitioner/Personal Representative 217 Coronado Street Port Saint Joe, Florida 32456 Clinton T. McCahill 305 Sixth Street Port Saint Joe, Florida 32456 850-229-9040 Tel. 850-229-9049 Fax FBN: 0073482 Attorney for the Petitioner Personal Representative October 27, November 3, 2011 36135S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Plymouth Park Tax Services 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. 828 Application No. 2011-21 Year of Issuance: 2009 R.E. No. 03426-530R 36103S PUBLIC NOTICE Hwy 22 Storage 1249 Hwy 22, Wewahitchka, FL Unit #96-Lynn & Molly Griffin, Unit #87-Victor Strickland and Unit #12-Sherry Young will be sold on November 10, 2011 at 8:30 am if not paid up. October 27, November 3, 2011 Attend College Online from Home. *Medical, *Business, *Paralegal, *Criminal Justice. Job placement assistance. Computer available. 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B8| The Star Thursday, October 27, 2011 CLASSIFIEDS MLS# 243988 100 Plantation Drive, Carrabelle, FL $534,600 Bank Owned 243816 17 Little Rive Circle, Wewahitchka, FL $9,900 Lot 243812 2500 HWY 71 North, Wewahitchka, FL $59,900 Lot 244924 2 HWY 381, Wewahitchka, FL $89,900 Acreage 244322 101 Lower Landing Dr., Wewahitchka, FL $109,900 Riverfront 243496 148 Squirrel Ave., Wewahitchka, FL $119,900 Home 240660 249 Bonita St,, Port St. Joe, FL $34,000 Lot 243493 480 Ponderosa Pines Dr., Port St Joe, FL $44,500 Lot 242660 1209 Monument Ave., Port St. Joe, FL $175,000 Home 241998 357 HWY 98, Port St. Joe, FL $295,000 Commercial 243184 2850 Hwy 98, Port St. Joe, FL $299,900 Commercial 243095 415 Monument Ave., Port St Joe, FL $299,900 Commercial 244920 22 Cape San Blas Rd, Cape San Blas, FL $ 39,900 Deeded Beach Access 244919 18 Cape San Blas Rd., Cape San Blas, FL $ 59,900 Deeded Beach Access 244921 10 Cape San Blas Rd, Cape San Blas, FL $59,900 Deeded Beach Access 241222 8 Cape San Blas Rd, Cape San Blas, FL $112,900 Bay Front 242510 3 Cape San Blas Rd, Cape San Blas, FL $136,900 Bay Front 243939 102 Seascape Dr., Cape San Blas, FL $225,000 Under Contract 244556 112 Rosemary Court, Cape San Blas, FL $449,000 Jubilation Subdivision 241453 106 Sand Dollar Way, Cape San Blas, FL $779,900 Gulf Front 239971 7750 Cape Sane Blas Rd, Cape San Blas, FL $1,199,000 Gulf Front 242710 210 Sting Ray Lane, Port St. Joe, FL $23,900 Lot 244659 400 Gulf Aire Drive, Port St. Joe, FL $119,900 Under Contract 108831 512 Long St., Mexico Beach, FL $189,000 ICW Front 244604 118 41st St., Mexico Beach, FL $239,900 BeachsideFOR RENTST. JOE BEACH 113 Gulf Terrace 3bd/2ba Highland Subdivision St. Joe Beach 311 Bonnet Street 2bd/2ba No pets Coronado # 3 7314 W. Hwy 98 2bd/2ba Furnished St. Joe Beach Coronado #4 7318 W. Hwy 98 2bd/2ba Furnished St. Joe Beach WINDMARK BEACH 159 Beach Street Bungalow #3 1bd/1ba Unfurnished 212 Watermark Way (old Hwy 98) Townhouse Unit #4 2bd/2ba Fully Furnished 210 Watermark Way (old Hwy 98) Townhouse Unit #6 2bd/2ba Fully Furnished MEXICO BEACH Villas of Mexico Beach, 3706 Hwy 98 New Condos, Furnished, Gulf Access, on Canal Unit 301 3bd/3ba Furnished Pictures available on MLS #243890CAPE SAN BLAS/INDIAN PASSJubilation Subdivision 101 Two Palms Drive 4bd Unfurnished Two Palm Subdivision 3bd/3 ba Furnished and covered pool (small pet allowed with pet deposit) PORT ST. JOE Eagle Landing Ponderosa Pines Dr. Unit 15 2bd/2ba Furnished 101 S 33RD ST. MEXICO BEACH 850-648-5683 800-260-1137 WWW.FLORIDAGULFCOAST.COM252 MARINA DRIVE PORT ST. JOE 850-227-9600 800-451-2349www. oridagulfcoast.com FORRENT FOR SALE RowellAuctions.com BALLROOM215 BankForeclosed PropertiesONLINE BIDDING AVAILABLE!Alabama, Georgia, Florida & South CarolinaMany Selling Absolute! 1347 Alligator Drive Alligator Point, FL Unit C-429 of the Carrabelle Boat Club Ass.at 1570 Hwy 98 W.,Carrabelle, FL 438 Mill Road, Carrabelle, FLSelling from St. James Golf Resort 151 Laughing Gull Rd, Carrabelle, FLNovember 15 -:6:00 p.m.Rowell Realty & Auction Co., Inc. 10% Buyers PremiumAU 479, AB 296 800-323-83882042254 108 S. E. AVE. A CARRABELLE, FLORIDA 32322850-697-9604 850-323-0444 www.seacrestre.comRENTALS2 BR 11/2 BA UNFURNISHED HOME Country Living Eastpoint Area ......................$800 2 BR 1 BA UNFURNISHED HOUSE Downtown, LR, DR, Storage Room .................$650 1 BR 1 BA UNFURNISHED HOUSE ............$500 DOWNTOWN RIVER CONDO, BOAT SLIP 3 Night Minimum .......................$105 PLUS DAILY PIRATES LANDING 1 BR CONDO/POOL 3 Night Minimum .......................$105 PLUS DAILY 3 BR 3 BA FURNISHED CONDO Long Term, Pool..............................................$850 2 BR 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 PLUS 3 BR 1 BA FURNISHED APARTMENT Pet Friendly ...................WKLY & MONTHLY RATES Your land or family land is all you need to buy a new home. Call 850-682-3344 Port St. Joe CommercialFor LeaseMarketed Exclusively by:850-229-6373Retail / Of ce Space202 Marina Drive Centennial Bank Bldg 2nd Floor; 3 Spaces Avail; +/-491-5,000sf; $12 psf mod gross 318 Reid Avenue Of ce /Retail; +/1,700sf; Can be subdivided; $13.25psf 308 Reid Avenue Suite A +/1100 sf; $1100 mo mod gross 101 Reid Avenue Seven of ce suites avail starting at $400 mo plus pro rata CAM 103 Reid Avenue Great of ce/retail location ready for occupancy; $10 psf mod gross 190 Williams Avenue Stand alone building located at the corner of Williams and 1st Street; On-site parking; $10 psf mod grossWarehouse / Flex Space110 Trade Circle West +/2500-7500sf 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 Sale300 Long Avenue +/2,000sf Loggerhead Restaurant Cape San Blas, +/-3000sf, FFE incl., .47 ac, on site-parking, sewer, asking $350,000. 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Description of Property: COMMENCE at a concrete monument marking the Northwest Corner of the Northeast Quarter of Section 33, Township 5 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida, and thence go North 89 Degrees 30 Minutes 30 Seconds East along the North boundary of said Section 33, for 670.00 feet; thence South 00 Degrees 07 Minutes 40 Seconds East for 67.60 feet to a point on the Southerly right of way line of a County Road (right of way line as per field monumentation); thence continue South 00 Degrees 07 Minutes 40 Seconds East for 420.00 feet for the POINT OF BEGINNING. From said POINT OF BEGINNING, go North 89 Degrees 30 Minutes 30 Seconds East for 210.00 feet; thence go South 00 Degrees 07 Minutes 40 Seconds East for 105.00 feet; thence go South 89 Degrees 30 Minutes 30 Seconds West for 210.00 feet; thence go North 00 Degrees 07 Minutes 40 Seconds West for 105.00 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Said parcel of land lying and being in the Northeast Quarter of Section 33, Township 5 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida, and having an area of 0.51 acres, more or less. ALSO, known as Lot 5. Name in which assessed: Glenn E. Haney & Gail L. Haney 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 30th day of November, 2011 Dated this 25th day of October, 2011 REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Donna L. Ray Deputy Clerk October 27, November 3, 10, 17, 2011 Incorrect Insertion PolicyFor Classified In-column AdvertisersAll ads placed by phone are read back to the advertiser to insure correctness. 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First Annual Christmas at the CreekSaturday, October 29, 2011 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. 6 miles West of Wewahitchka, Florida on Highway 22 on Kemp Cemetery Road at the Wetappo Creek Fire Department Local vendors, arts, crafts, food and fun. Something for everyone. Kinard Volunteer Fire Department is having our annual Halloween Carnival on Saturday Oct 29th 2011, at the Kinard Community Center located on Hwy 73 South. Starts at 5:00 p.m.-?; Lots of games, 4 wheeler rides, Spook House, dunking booth, lots of cakes for cake walk, cake auction. Door prizes, lots of good food (hot boiled peanuts, cotton candy, hamburgers, hotdogs, nachos and chees, chips and drinks). Family fun time in Kinard!!! We look forward to seeing you there! For more information contact our Fire Chief Doyle F Daniels (850) 639-5011. Well also have a $500 cash drawing, dont need to be present town!! Fire Cheif will contact you if youre the winner!!! 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MUST CALL for APPT. 850-227-7234 Text FL82482 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. Small Efficiency Apt $300 mo W/S included. 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