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Publication Date: 11-10-2011
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50 For breaking news, visit www.starfl.com Subscribe to The Star 800-345-8688 For your hometown paper delivered to your home! Real Estate Ad deadline is Thursday 11 a.m. ET Legal ad deadline is Friday 11 a.m. ET Display ad deadline is Friday 11 a.m. ET 227-1278 Classied deadline is Monday 5 p.m. ET 747-5020 TABLE OF CONTENTS YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER SINCE 1937 THE S TAR Thursday, NOVEMBER 10 2011 By Valerie Garman Star Staff Writer In an effort to save tax payers dollars, the Mexico Beach City Council is ex ploring options for a new partnership in law enforce ment. Bay County Sheriff Frank McKeithen ad dressed the council at a workshop Nov. 2 to answer commissioners questions about a potential partner ship with the city. With the economy like it is, our revenues arent what they once were, said city manager Chris Hub bard. The city council just wanted to look at options to save taxpayers money. McKeithen was asked to complete an audit of the Mexico Beach Police De partment back in Septem ber, and as a part of the au dit, ofcials inquired about the cost of having the Bay County Sheriffs Ofce pa trol the area. The council weighed the options at the meeting, not ing the partnership would expend the citys $482,000 law enforcement budget, but could provide the area with more resources. It would roughly cost the same, if not a bit more, Hubbard said. But because we are a small op eration, we dont have the investigators, the crime scene technicians, the same resources that they have. Star Staff Report Below are events be ing held around the county to commemorate Veterans Day. Port St. Joe High School will hold a community-wide Veterans Day Celebration honoring all who served de fending liberty and freedom. The ceremony will be held at the school on Friday, Nov. 11 at 9 a.m. ET. Port St. Joe Elementary School will host a Veterans Day Program on Friday, Nov. 11 at 1 p.m. ET in the Port St. Joe Elementary Gymnasium. The program will feature Commander Marty Jarosz as the guest speaker. Refreshments will be provided following the ceremony. The Wewahitchka Ele mentary School third grade class will hold a performance titled We Remember in honor of Veterans Day on Friday Nov. 11. The program begins at 9:30 a.m. CT. The public is invited to an awards ceremony honor ing Mr. Brooks B. Aitchison of Port St. Joe who has been appointed a Chevalier of the French Legion of Honor. The Legion of Honor was created by Napoleon in 1802 to acknowledge services ren dered to France by persons of great merit. Aitchison will be honored for his courage and devotion to the great cause of freedom during World War II. Major General (Ret.) James E. Simmons will present this award on behalf of the French at VFW Post 10069 in Highland View at 1 p.m. ET on Friday, Nov. 11. A meal will follow the cer emony. VFW Post 8285 in Wewa hitchka will host a dinner for veterans and their families on Friday Nov. 11 at 6 p.m. CT at the Senior Citizens building in Wewahitchka. All veterans are invited to attend. VFW membership is not required. The Port St. Joe High School NJROTC will be performing the ag ceremonies. By Tim Croft Star News Editor Now rising near the end of Field of Dreams Avenue in Port St. Joe a dream. A vision six-years in the transformation to reality, ground was broken Monday on the new South Gulf County fa cility for North Florida Child Development, Inc. And a bit on the tardy side, noted Richard A. Machek, state director of U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Develop ment, as Cathey Construc tion was preparing to pour footers and foundation, the outline of the rst new school in the county in 40 years already constructed. The facility, which will re place an existing facility at the old Highland View Elementary School, will be larger and will create new jobs in a county des perately in need of them. Dreams do come true, said Sharon Gaskin, CEO of NFCD. This has been a dream of ours for six years. She later added that the day felt surreal and I am privileged to be here. The NFCD facility will be 17,800 square feet and will include 12 classrooms, a kitchen and a medical room that will provide both medi cal and dental services for the children aged 0-5 that NFCD which operates Head Start and Early Head Start among other programs serves. The latter service is new for NFCD, funded by a grant from the Jessie Ball DuPont Foun dation. You must address the edu cation of our youth to pave the way for a rm foundation and you cant do that unless those children are healthy, said key note speaker Congressman Steve Southerland (R-North Florida), who noted the many children with hearing, vision, hygienic and nutritional de cits before walking into a class room. I am thrilled with what you By Tim Croft Star News Editor Tourism took a big leap forward in Gulf County for 2011. With the nal scal year numbers in hand, Gulf Tourist Development Council executive director Tim Kerigan said last week that bed tax collections for 2010-11 were up 14.4 per cent from the prior scal year. The scal year runs from the rst of October to the end of September and the increase reects a yearlong trend that has seen bed tax collections rise every month compared to the year prior. Weve had a record month every month, Ker igan said. Hopefully things will continue. In terms of dollars, the increase for the year rep resented an additional $107,000 in bed tax collec tions. Those funds, Kerigan said, would be used to sus tain and increase the mo mentum realized this year. September 2011 collec tions were up by 51 percent, raising $74,190 compared to the $49,091 collected in September 2010. Kerigan pointed to the PoJo Live Music Festival, a successful and extended scallop season and other events. Tourism has become a cornerstone of the Gulf County economy with these numbers indicating a steady recovery since By Tim Croft and Valerie Garman Star Staff Writers The City of Port St. Joe is not out of chances to gain title to the former Gulf Pines Hospital and land. Though a bankruptcy court mandated deadline for taking title passed in September, there are indica tions that the Internal Reve nue Service, the only litigant remaining with any claim to the land, may be willing to work with the city, said city attorney Tom Gibson. There is still some nego tiating room with the IRS, Gibson said during last weeks regular bi-monthly meeting. City manager Charlie Weston indicated that at the request of commissioners he is exploring with a con tractor, at no cost to the city, the availability of any grants for asbestos clean-up at the former hospital. Weston indicated the contractor believed the city could receive as much as $200,000 in grant funding for asbestos abatement, which would lower the cost of tak ing possession of the prop erty. Weston said Monday that he was doing as instructed and noted that other costs associated with taking title to the property, in particular demolition, remain. The grant dollars are for the removal of asbestos only, Weston said. The hitch is that the city must have title to the land to apply for a grant from the federal Environmental Pro tection Agency Browneld Cleanup Grant. Weston said commissioners would have to make a decision by their next meeting. The city will hold a public hearing during its regular meeting on Tuesday. The decision will be whether to take the title of the property, Gibson said. If we take the title, we can apply for this grant. In other business taken up during last weeks meet ing: The city has responded to a request from Waste Pro, the citys trash and recycling contractor, for a 3.6 percent increase effective Jan. 1, 2012. The city commis sioners agreed to a one-year moratorium on any rate in creases when Waste Pro took over Emerald Waste earlier this year wants Waste Pro to defer any increase until next years budget cycle. We were under the im pression we werent sup posed to have a waste in crease, Weston said. What were trying to do here is keep these rates from in creasing. The city has yet to receive a response from its letter. The city is waiting on complete plans for water line replacement, a $2.3 mil lion project to replace eight miles of the oldest, steel pipes in the city, part of a broader mission to replace some 20 miles of pipe in the water distribution system believed to be a culprit in the citys ongoing issues with water quality from the tap. The hope is to kick the project off in early January. Commissioner Bill Ken nedy suggested the city ex plore options for building an aquatic center, in particular through a possible partner ship with Gulf Coast State College. I think we need to put that back on the table, he said. Its a huge undertak ing, but we have a plan. An aquatic center was at one time considered an option for the county/city recreational complex for which land has been ear marked across from the Gulf/Franklin Center. Weve got all that land out there, and that was the plan, said Mayor Mel Magidson. PSJ still in the game for Gulf Pines/land Veterans Day events Mexico Beach considering law enforcement options Bed tax collections nish up for the year North Florida Child Development breaks ground on new school TIM CROF T | The Star The tossing of the dirt was a symbolic signal that a dream was becoming reality. Gaskin and the NFCD board were joined by Congressman Steve Southerland in the groundbreaking. See GROUND A6 See BED T AX A7 See OPTIONS A7 Y EAR 74, NUMBER 4 Opinion ....................................... A4-A5 Letters to the Editor ................... A5 Outdoors ..................................... A8 Sports.......................................... A 9A 10 School News ................................ B3 Faith ............................................. B4 Obituaries .................................... B4 Classieds .................................... B6-B8 LIGH T HOUSE CL IMB B 1

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Local A2 | The Star Thursday, November 10, 2011 WE SALUTE OUR V eterans 11-11-11 Dogs for Dogs Friday, November 11, 2011 11:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m. At Port St. Joe Marina 340 Marina Drive, Port St. Joe, Fl 32456 850-227-9393 Last month at Dogs for Dogs, Richard and Jacque Hance met Sir Jackson Magnis. I must say it was love at rst sight, between Jacque and Sir Jackson. Who can resist a black Labrador with big brown eyes! Richard and Jacque encourage everyone to come and meet the animals from the Port St. Joe Humane Society. They are all loving and need your family to consider sharing there home. Jackson is such a joy to have and he was trained by DAWGS in prision program. Sir Jackson like to pretend that he doesnt know what his commands are, but with some encouragement he responds and always gets a Good Jackson. A pets love and joy is infectious. If you try it, youll always be smiling. Be sure to come by the Port St. Joe Marina around lunchtime (11:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m.) and enjoy a hot dog or chili dog (max. 2 hot dogs) lunch, (chips, and soda included for a $5.00 cash donation. All proceeds will be given to the Humane Society. A LL VE T E RA N S EAT F R EE Special to The Star Emerson Cooling and Heating and Willis V. Rowan American Legion Post 116, Port St. Joe, thanks every one who helped make this benet a great success. It was a great night of rock n roll and delicious food, all to benet Covenant Hos pice. Although a group effort, special thanks goes to Jim Emerson who spearhead ed this event, providing the venue and countless hours putting this concert together, with the help of some great volunteers. Too numerous to mention by name, and not wanting to leave anyone out, thanks go to the community busi nesses and special friends for their time and support in this worthwhile cause. On Monday, October 31, at their regular meeting, the American Legion Post 116 was honored to present donations of some $2,500 to Nanisa Anderson of Cov enant Hospice. Jim Emerson, First Vice Commander of American Legion Post 116 in Port St. Joe and Nanisa Anderson of Covenant Hospice Rocktoberfest a great success

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Opinion A4 | 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 Thursday, November 10, 2011 Shades of red The phone rang at 1:35 a.m. I wasnt surprised.. or alarmed. Daddy, can you believe it! Can you believe it! Josh, his voice ringing with excitement, was checking in just seconds after David Freeses homer cleared the centereld fence in game six of the just-completed World Series. And no, I couldnt hardly believe it. Our beloved St. Louis Cardinals were down by two runs going into the bottom of the ninth. The Texas Rangers led the series 3 games to 2. And they had arguably the best relief pitcher in the major leagues. I knew enough baseball to understand the difculty, if not impossibility, of scoring two runs off a guy throwing 97-mile-an-hour fastballs. Yet the Cards managed to do it and send the game into extra innings. It was a near bout miracle for sure! When Texas scored two more in the top of the 10th, you knew it was overyou dont get two miracles in this game. But the Cards did! They tied it again in the bottom of the 10th on the best piece of hitting in the entire series by Lance Berkman. Freeses homer in the 11th won it. Have you ever seen anything like it? Josh was like a 10year-old kid with a new bike. And Dad, this series is over. The Rangers cant come back from a defeat like this. There is no way they can win game seven. I lay awake long after he hung up replaying game six of the 1985 World Series. The Cards seemingly had that game won when umpire Don Denkinger blew a call at rst base, which gave the Kansas City Royals the game. The Cards, with victory snatched from them, put up very little ght in game seven and were soundly defeated. Josh was right, this series was going to the Cardinals. Baseball is an amazing game. No clock. No time limits. My mind instantly dialed up 1964. The Cards came from way back in the pack to win the pennant on the last day of that season, and beat the Yankees in the World Series. I was as excited as a ten-year-old with a new bike. I drifted further back to an old stand up Zenith radio that brought the Cardinal games into our living room before TV, Sputniks and microwaves. Daddy pulled his chair up close; we would gather around at his feet and hold our collective breaths as Stan Musial, Rip Repulski or Wally Moon battled Warren Spahn, Robin Roberts or Joe Nuxhall in the late innings of a tight contest. You could walk to town on Saturday afternoon and keep up with the game. You wouldnt hardly miss a pitch. Each house had the game blasting away. If either team had runners on base, we might linger in a yard to see if anyone scored. Harry Caray, the venerable Cardinal announcer, kept us abreast of score, inning, hitter, weather, fan activity, wind direction, cloud movement and how the rival Brooklyn Dodgers were fairing on any particular day. Life wasnt complicated by political correctness, scud missiles, Fannie Mae or Homeland Security alerts. Baseball was timeless. Symmetrical. Endearing. Constant. Seamless. Ive seen life hang in the balance in that split second as we waited on a call on a close play at second. Ive known grown men to leap for joy over a diving catch in right. Ive seen little league mothers hands at their throats, a prayer on their lips as their pride and joy toed the rubber or settled into the batters box. Ive rounded rst base with the wind in my face.. I dont care how mad Leon, David Mark and I were at each other over whose turn it was to rake or mow or feed up. Put a baseball in our hands and all was forgiven. I wish I had a nickel for every hour we spent in that backyard throwing ground balls to each other. On this sleepless night, I thought of Jackie Burns, Bobby C. Melton and his little brother, Don. I thought of Chick King, Bobby Jack Cantrell and the Paschall boys, Buddy Wiggleton, Johnny Stoker, Deake Bradley and Roger Williams. Listen, a hundred names rolled over in my mind. Way more than just friends; we had played baseball together! We had pulled for the Cardinals together! I thought of a long-ago high school girlfriend who insisted I take her to the dance over at the Lexington National Guard Armory on Friday night instead of playing in a baseball game up in Murray, Kentucky. Listen, you talk about a short-lived romance! Baseball was serious business for us. And what a common denominator! A tie that binds forever Jess called before sunup. I hadnt slept more than an hour, Dad, was that not the greatest game you ever saw? John Stewart sent an email congratulating ME on the Cardinal win. You think about that! Deake checked in. Chick called. Leon wrote a story on how God was a Cardinal fan that dwarfs my little effort here. Cathys brother-in-law wore his Cardinal Sunday hat to the Arkansas-Vanderbilt football game. Its been a week now, and the calls and letters keep pouring in. Its way more than a St. Louis Cardinal World Series victory. It evokes a lifetime of memories, friendships, close plays, heartaches, triumphs and wonderful afternoons with the smell of leather in the air and the crack of the bat breaking the stillness. Baseball and best friends have intertwined down through the ages. You realize its not about one win. Its about the game. Its about the people along the way. A thousand faces that touched my life in some shape, form or fashion have ashed across my mind since Allen Craig caught the last out. And that, dear hearts, makes me a World Champion! Respectfully, Kes People often ask me, Where are you from?As the word rolls out of my mouth, I can see the rst opinion folks have of me. I say it like it should be said and like you would think someone from down there would say it. When I say Alabama, I watch the asking persons eyes. Folks generally give away what they are holding (or thinking) with their eyes. Its usually pretty easy to hone in on someone who is thinking, This guy may be a redneck. What most of the general public do not understand is that there are denite shades of red. If you are looking at the scale from left to right, you start with pink on the left and keep getting redder until you get all of the way to the right where you have this nice brown or mahogany red. In the middle, you have your true or genuine reds. These are the folks you can depend on and you want on your side when the time comes. These genuine reds also understand that sooner or later, the time will come. Starting on the far left, those in the pink just dabble in what they think being a redneck is or what the general public thinks a redneck is anyway. Dont make the mistake of thinking this color of red only applies to women, there are more pink men than you can shake a stick at. With far-left rednecks, you have folks that have cowboy boots that have never gotten dirty, blue jeans that are starched, big rodeo belt buckles for no apparent reason, trucks that have never seen a dirt road and the younger generation plays a lot of paintball where they shoot at each other with little paintlled balls. These pinkies will play country music if they think it will impress folks, but they generally wont if they are alone. If they come up on a fellow having car trouble in the dark of night, they will generally call a few friends and discuss it with them, possibly their own mother, but they wont stop. Lets go all the way over to the right, to the rednecks in the dark brown mahoganyish color. These are the rednecks that give the true rednecks (those in the middle) a bad name. These are the rednecks that will get you hurt (quickly). With far-right rednecks, you have folks that have cowboy boots that have holes in the toes. These holes in the toes were caused by guns, chainsaws or possibly a butter knife. Everything becomes a weapon to the mahogany redneck. Whereas a pinky redneck has never started their chainsaw, the mahogany red has torn up ve in the last year and is proud of it. The mahogany red has a big rodeo belt buckle that he or she not only wears, but displays at home in a nice mahogany case. Still, there is no apparent reason for these folks having a rodeo belt buckle; they probably get sick at the sight of a calf being born. The trucks of mahogany reds are covered in dirt and mud and the only time they clean the dirt or mud off is so that you can see their bumper stickers declaring that they are truly rednecks. An FYI If you have to yell and scream and put stickers on your truck that you are something, it is a dead giveaway that you are not. Mahogany reds boots are generally just like their trucks, covered in mud and dirt. However, the reason their boots are covered in dirt and mud is that they are all the time having to get their trucks unstuck from places they didnt need to be. They also play a lot of paintball, but prefer playing when they can get muddy or shoot each other at close range in the face. These mahogany reds play country music loud with the windows down; they think every country song is about them. If they come up on a fellow having car trouble in the dark of night, they will generally do one of two things. They will either roll down the window and throw a half full-can of beer at them as they drive by or they will stop and try to help the person to no avail. Please note that you should stay very far away from a mahogany red if they are jacking up a car, trying to jump a car off or handling gasoline. Bad things happen. So what about the rednecks in the middle CRANKS MY TRACTOR BN Heard HUNKER DOWN Kesley Colbert My old girlfriend didnt call My path to understanding has had some turns. What young boy didnt covet ownership or the chance to play Army, whether with friends outdoors or within the coziness of your room, the soldiers measuring mere inches. I sure did, without truly understanding what was at play beyond the television or movie screen, where everything that I knew about war and the military was abstract, from the rushing toward bullets to the deaths. On a black and white television, on shows like Combat, reality always rested at arms length. The rst reality of the military in memory, in fact, was negative. Like many of my generation, I came of age after the Vietnam Conict had turned from a war against communism supported at home into a conict with no clear end or objective and that was dividing the country. I lived a few blocks from a college campus and in those days the green uniform of the military was cause for rage, for anger, because men, such as one of my older brothers best friends, were ghting and dying in a war seemingly without end. It was a war captured starkly in photos of an enemy soldier being executed in the streets with a shot to the head, a little girl running, naked and burned, her village aame in the background, to the last helicopter, crammed with desperate people, lifting from the roof the U.S. Embassy. Vietnam also brought the rst of what is now taken for granted in the information age television reporting, by stalwarts such as Dan Rather, Morley Safer, Richard Jennings and many more, from the jungles where bullets screamed overhead and men fought for yards of ground. At that time, Clifford Sims was not even on my radar. As peacetime reigned, my younger brother and I talked of going into the Marines under the buddy system, but I decided I liked the college life more too dadgum fun and he went off for four years, blacksmithing his body against the anvil of the military regimen, seeing the world and coming out with a career that has served him well. As did mine, after college decided that, for the time, it was pretty much done with me. I followed what I was pursuing in college and that led me to a career in security, rst at Disney World and then, as security morphed into loss prevention, with Marriott and a string of hotels. I thrived, but so too did my brother and I pondered with unfailing curiosity what the military had offered my brother, what had he taken away that so improved him as a clich-alert productive and constructive person. Those lessons did not seem to come as easy to me. And in time, life interceded and I found this part of the world, went back to college, earned my degree requirements and an internship that was the launching pad for a second career that has spanned two decades and pointed me, ultimately, to this place and time. And slowly, as a dripping faucet lls a bucket, my understanding and gratitude lled me. I learned about the life of Clifford Sims and the sacrices he made in those jungles I had seen on television and now watched on cable. I began to understand the why. I met Capt. Dave Maddox, the late George Core and other county residents who are part of the Greatest Generation and who fought in World War II. They surely existed throughout my journey but I certainly did not notice or appreciate them. By meeting and interviewing them, suddenly history, particularly war history, was my main subject at the library and bookstore. The why was becoming less murky, less opaque. In the past few years, this community has welcomed the Semper Fi Sisters, moms, wives, sisters, aunts of loved ones in the military, who are a constant reminder that we have been a nation at war for a decade and men and women ght and die each day to protect our right to, for example, text message while driving. The Wounded Warrior weekends I have been privileged to report on drive home the costs borne by what Tom Brokaw calls the real 1 percent the 1 percent of our population that bears 100 percent of the current burden of wartime. I came to cover annual Veterans Day events in this county that bring chills and moisten eyes. To hear Taps played now, to hear the ringing of the bell in remembering those who did not return, brings the why more into focus. Because the why is really, I have found, pretty straightforward among those in uniform, who have sacriced, who have lost limbs and buddies and too often carry unseen scars out of the fog of war. The country called. Yes, there are those for whom the military offers a positive passage into adulthood, the chance to learn a trade and fashion a career, but for a vast majority, at least in my experience, the why, especially since 9/11, was as simple as a country in need. In need of men and women willing to set aside the inevitable fear of the war zone and stand, ght, defend freedoms and tenets set down more than 200 years ago. Maybe that is what my brother learned in the military, the tamping of ego for the whole, the discipline of sacrice, the ability to rise above alltoo-human frailties for a country born of a theory. I have nally understood, from this community, the why, and with it comes the humble thanks to the military we salute this week and should each of the other 51. Finding the path to thanks TIM CROFT Star news editor See CRANKS A5

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Letters A5 | The Star of the shades of red? Well these are the folks that you do want to be around. They are genuine reds. With genuine reds, you cant tell by the shoes on their feet. They may be boots, they may be dress shoes, they may be tennis shoes or they may be high heels (women). So dont be concerned about the shoes on their feet. If the genuine red has a chainsaw and/or a truck, the chances are he or she has had it a long time. It might even have been their fathers. Genuine reds take care of things. If they have a four-wheel drive, its because they need a fourwheel drive. If the genuine red has a rodeo belt buckle, he or she either earned it or it was earned by their Uncle Roy or Aunt Sally. The bottom line is that if a genuine red didnt earn it, they dont want it. Genuine reds play country music if thats their cup of tea, but they arent afraid to listen to something else. They know Elvis is dead, but they will say anything is possible, if it makes their mother feel better. Being in the middle of the shades of red is about balance and about not having to put a bunch of bumper stickers on your truck or car to say who you are. These people show you who they are without showing you. If a genuine red comes up on a fellow having car trouble in the dark of night, they might ease up beside the fellow and crack the window, then offer to let them use their cell phone. Also, they might sit there until someone else shows up. If they know what they are doing (and only if they know), they will help the fellow. It takes all kinds, but you want a lot of genuine red friends to depend on, a few pinkies to feel sorry for and one or two mahogany reds for entertainment and to point at and say, You give the rest of us a bad name. Where do genuine red rednecks come from? Everywhere. How smart are they? As smart as they need to be. What do the stickers on their cars say? Usually something like Next Oil Change due at 70,000 miles. 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Nowadays, there seems to be a contagious kind of hate and rage aimed at anybody that has a different opinion. One in particular is the new federal Health care Act, often referred to as Obama Care. The misinformation out there is creating great harm to those most vulnerable. Yes, I am not comfortable with all the aspects of the act, but one part of it is already available to help people and is being silenced by all the rhetoric. In this age of daily sound bites spun out by politicians, many things that are said are accepted as fact by the public. It also seems to me, in hindsight, that we learn many things have no basis of fact or have been presented with distortion. It seems the ones that spread like wildre are often the ones that hurt the public the most because we accept these statements from our leaders and dont ask the pertinent questions our founding fathers expected us to ask of our elected leaders. My ancestors settled in this country in 1632, and many became prominent leaders in creating our free society, and one was even involved in signing our Constitution. I believe they wanted to make sure we all have a right to free speech. They helped create a society of the people, for the people to protect all of us, at all levels of our society, and our politicians seem to have forgotten that these days. I guess my heritage has taught me that if one person doesnt speak up when they see something wrong, then we have all lost our freedom. Over the years, I have paid the price for rocking the status quo, but that is the price of my freedom and yours. We are all one people, not Republicans or Democrats, liberals or conservatives, poor or rich. What has set us apart from the rest of the world is that we care about our fellow man. I offer the following information from personal experience in an effort to help my neighbors, with no political agenda so please dont send the hate letters. Just pass this on to your neighbors and family in need. We in the Panhandle have seen our share of nancial of misery in the last few years. And how many of you had to drop health insurance coverage because of it and then develop a preexisting condition? I was one of those people. Being diagnosed with cancer, and also being too young for Medicare coverage, I exhausted my savings and still needed surgery and further treatments. I spent many frantic days and sleepless nights getting no real direction or help from local agencies. Some professionals, like hospital social workers, are aware of available health coverage under the Health Care Act, but are not allowed to discuss it with you unless you initiate the conversation. Yes, our government is already offering us health insurance, Congress okayed that under the new Health Care, but did not provide any money for advertising its existence and I nd that shocking. It is excellent insurance and our politicians should know, they are covered by it. I guess they just dont want to speak about it because it is a political hot potato in an election campaign. But, it turned out I was lucky enough to nd out about the Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan (PCIP) that is provided through the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services and administered by GEHA (Government Employees Health Insurance) in more than 20 states. It is very affordable for many people. If you have a PreExisting condition, have not had health insurance for six months, provide a letter from your insurance agent that you have been denied insurance and are a citizen or national of the United States or are residing in the U.S. legally, you are eligible. It is an easy process to apply for. You can do it online at www.pciplan. com or by phone 1-866717-5826 or read about all your options in clear everyday language. There is a Standard Option, Extended option and a HSA Option, so you have some choices. Monthly payments for someone 0-18 years of age can be as low as $118 a month and are on a sliding-age scale with the lowest payment of $376 for people between the ages of 55 and 65. The lowest price for people ages 19 34 is $176; from 35-44, $211; 45-54, $279. The allowable In Network providers is widespread and you can go outside of the area where you live, like the Mayo Clinic where I went, or you can choose to go out of the network and pay a larger co-payment. The application process for me was easy and pleasant and the employees were helpful. It takes about 30 days to receive coverage, and you will need to pay the rst months payment. Please pass this information on to people you know that are ill and need coverage. It is what my grandfathers would have expected of me as an American. For information: www.pciplan.com or 1-800-220-7898. To apply for the insurance: 1-866717-5826. Marie Steele Indian Pass By Ed McAteer Contributing Writer It is that time of year again to pay tribute to the brave men and women who have given so much to pay for the freedom that we enjoy today. We should all remember that freedom is not free, and we should never forget those veterans who have served this nation. Some served in peacetime and others during war. There have been those who were prisoners of war, missing in action or killed in action. For those missing in action and unaccounted for, we should do everything as Americans to help bring them home. They deserve no less than to rest in, or stand on, American soil. Havent they waited long enough? May we always be humbly grateful to those American patriots who suffered and sacriced for the glory of God and for the freedom of all Americans. For those who have served in peacetime, and to those who have seen the terror, the horror and inhumanity of combat, and to those who paid the ultimate sacrice. Let it be said that our military members have always been there for America, defending the Constitution of the United States. To all our veterans, I have a simple yet heartfelt message: thank you. Thank you for your unwavering service to this nation and throughout the world. I want to share with you a letter written a few years back by a marine stationed out in San Diego. Enjoy. Dear Ma and Pa, I am well and hoping you are too. Tell Walt and Elmer, the Marine Corps beats working for that old man Jones by a mile. Tell them to join up quick before all of the places are lled. I was restless at rst because you stay in bed to nearly 5 a.m., but Im getting used to sleeping in. Tell Walt and Elmer all you do before breakfast is smooth out your cot and shine a few things. No hogs to slop, feed to pitch, mash to mix, wood to split or re wood to lay. Practically nothing. Men have to shave, but its not so bad, theres warm water. Breakfast is strong on trimmings like fruit juice, cereal, eggs, bacon, etc., but kind of weak on chops, potatoes, ham, steak, fried eggplant, pie and other regular food. Tell Walt and Elmer you can always sit by the two city boys who live off coffee. Their food plus yours holds you until about noon. Then you get fed again. Its no wonder the city boys cant walk much. We go on long route marches, which the platoon sergeant says are long walks to harden us. If he thinks so, its not my place to tell him different. A route march is about as far as it is to our mailbox. Then the city guys get sore feet and we all ride back in trucks. The sergeant is like schoolteacher. He nags a lot. The captain is like the school board. Majors and colonels just ride around and frown. They dont bother you none. This next thing will kill Walt and Elmer with laughing. I keep getting medals for shooting. I dont know why. The bulls eye is near as big as a chipmunks head and dont move, and it aint shooting at you like them Hogget boys at home. All you got to do is lie there all comfortable and hit it. You dont even load your own cartridges. They come in boxes. Then we have what they call handto-hand combat training. You get to wrestle with the city boys. I have to be real careful though, they break real easy. It aint like ghting with that old bull at home. Im about the best they got except for that Tug Jordan from over there in Calhoun County. I only beat him once. He joined up the same time as me, but Im only 5 feet 6 inches tall and 130 pounds. He is 6 foot 8 inches, and near 300 pounds dry. Be sure to tell Walt and Elmer to hurry up before all the other fellows get onto this setup and come stampeding in. Your loving daughter, Alice. May we always be humbly grateful to those brave American patriots who suffered and sacriced for the glory of God and for the freedom of all Americans. Happy Veterans Day! Ed McAteer is a resident of Port St. Joe. 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 LETTER TO THE EDITOR Happy Veterans Day CRANKS from page A4

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Local A6 | The Star Thursday, November 10, 2011 WEEKLY ALMANAC St.Joseph Bay Apalachicola Bay, West Pass TIDE TABLES MONTHLY AVERAGES To nd the tides of the following areas, subtract the indicated times from these given for APALACHICOLA: HIGH LOW Cat Point Minus 0:40 Minus 1:17 East Pass Minus 0:27 Minus 0:27 To nd the tides of the following areas, subtract the indicated times from those given for CARRABELLE: HIGH LOW Bald Point Minus 9:16 Minus 0:03 Sponsor the WEEKLY ALMANAC Call Today! 227-7847 Date High Low % Precip Thu, Nov 10 68 39 20 % Fri, Nov 11 66 44 0 % Sat, Nov 12 68 54 0 % Sun, Nov 13 74 56 0 % Mon, Nov 14 76 58 10 % Tues, Nov 15 77 56 30 % Wed, Nov 16 75 56 60 % 11/10 Thu 05:48AM 0.0 L 08:30PM 1.8 H 11/11 Fri 06:37AM -0.1 L 09:07PM 1.9 H 11/12 Sat 07:33AM -0.1 L 09:47PM 1.9 H 11/13 Sun 08:31AM -0.2 L 10:29PM 1.9 H 11/14 Mon 09:23AM -0.2 L 11:11PM 1.9 H 11/15 Tue 10:06AM -0.2 L 11:52PM 1.8 H 11/16 Wed 10:41AM -0.2 L 11/10 Thu 01:08AM 1.5 H 09:26AM -0.1 L 04:48PM 1.3 H 08:51PM 1.3 L 11/11 Fri 01:36AM 1.5 H 09:58AM -0.2 L 05:27PM 1.3 H 09:20PM 1.3 L 11/12 Sat 02:07AM 1.5 H 10:28AM -0.2 L 06:06PM 1.3 H 09:52PM 1.3 L 11/13 Sun 02:43AM 1.5 H 11:00AM -0.2 L 06:46PM 1.3 H 10:28PM 1.3 L 11/14 Mon 03:23AM 1.5 H 11:34AM -0.1 L 07:26PM 1.2 H 11:13PM 1.3 L 11/15 Tue 04:07AM 1.4 H 12:14PM -0.1 L 08:07PM 1.2 H 11/16 Wed 12:09AM 1.2 L 04:59AM 1.4 H 01:00PM 0.0 L 08:46PM 1.2 H Animal Hospital 300 Long Ave, Port St. Joe, FL 32456 (850)229-6009 Website: agapevet.com PUBLIC NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE DEVELOPMENT APPROVAL The City of Port St. Joe Planning and Development Review Board has received a request for Development approval for the following project: Construction of a Carryout Food Addition located at 404 Long Ave., Port St Joe, Fl. Any interested persons may attend and be heard at the public hearing on November 29,2011 at 4:00PM or provide comments to the Planning and Development Review Board, 305 Cecil Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Fl 32456. Additional information concerning this project may be obtained from the City of Port St Joe Building Department located at 1002 10th St., Port St. Joe, Fl or by calling 229-1093 between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Transactions of the public hearing will not be recorded. Persons wishing to appeal any decision made during the hearing will need a record of the proceeding and should ensure a verbatim record is made, including the testimony on which the appeal is based. IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, persons needing special accommodations to participate in this proceeding should contact Jim Anderson, City Clerk at 229-8261 Ext 113. are going to do here for car ing for the youth. I commend the North Florida Child De velopment Board for having a vision. There is no vision more important than how we care for our children. I applaud the community. And it was a commu nity effort, the community boundaries extending all the way to Washington, D.C., Gaskin noted. The biggest piece of the puzzle was a $2.1 million loan and $180,000 grant from USDA Rural Development. Our agency starts with the ground work to build communities from the ground up, said Jo seph Fritz, area director for USDA Rural Development. Its about helping get ru ral communities on their feet and moving forward. When this thing is nished this will be North Floridas shining example. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Ser vices chipped in $867,000 in grant funds, the St. Joe Company, city and county worked together to provide the land, about two acres which is part of a hoped-for recreational complex. The Florida Department of Community Affairs Com munity Development Block Grant of $600,000 was used to create Field of Dreams Avenue and install other in frastructure, $294,000 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Devel opment was used for plan ning and design and $122,500 came from NFCD. On top of that were sever al private sector contributors beyond the St. Joe Company and the Jessie Ball DuPont Foundation, and NFCD held several fundraising events locally, the biggest being a golf tournament that raised more than $5,000. And noteworthy is that the project is coming in un der budget and likely to re turn about $400,000 to Rural Development, Machek said. Without coordination of all these players there would not be the realization of this dream today, Gaskin said. While she deferred much of the credit to others who in turn noted her tenacity, passion and drive in seeing the project to fruition, it was Gaskin, said Damon Mc Nair, chairman of the board of NFCD, who picked up the gauntlet the board had thrown down for a new Head Start center and ran. Port St. Joe Mayor Mel Magidson recalled a phone call he got from Gaskin shortly after he was rst elected to ofce in 2007. Gaskin wanted a meeting to discuss what Magidson called this hair-brained, cockamamie idea. He in vited her to his ofce. The more she talked the more interesting and invit ing her idea was, Magidson said. That hair-brained, cockamamie idea, well, sometimes they work out. The new facility has long been touted by county eco nomic development ofcials. Construction jobs will be cre ated during the 12-18 month build-out and the center will create 10 new permanent jobs. Further, local contractors, Cathey Construction, Preble Rish Engineering and GAC, were low bidders on various contracts to bring the facility from the ground. Along Field of Dreams Avenue, where dreams are indeed coming true. GROUND from page A1 P hotos by TIM CROF T | The Star The new North Florida Child Development center, the rst new school in the county in 40 years, is expected to be nished sometime in late 2012. The new center, several speakers noted, would not have become reality if not for the vision and tenacity of Sharon Gaskin, CEO of NFCD.

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E-mail outdoors news to tcroft@ star.com O UTD OO RS www.starfl.com Section A Corner of Marina Drive, Port St. Joe, FL (next to Piggly Wiggly) www.BWOsh.com Your Hunting Headquarters SIG SAUER 22 AR R IFLE W A S $519.99 N OW W HILE S UPPLIE S LA S T $399.99 W ITH HARD CA S E I N CLUDED Thursday, November 10, 2011 Special to The Star Now that the nights have cooled down, a visitor to St. Joseph Penin sula State Park may see snakes and other reptiles warming themselves in the sun. The pavement warms quickly in the sunshine and provides warmth from underneath for the cold critters; therefore it is a favor ite warming place for snakes, turtles and lizards. You may also see these animals on the trails and board walks. Even though not everyone ap preciates these critters, please dont run over or harm them. We need to respect their place in the environ ment. A lot of people are afraid of snakes, but all snakes are afraid of people. Given the chance to escape from your view, snakes beat a hasty retreat. Mice are a favorite food of owls, hawks and snakes. Hawks and owls can catch mice when theyre out and about, but snakes can go where mice live. Snakes are a great defense against rodents, just ask any farmer. Without the snakes at the park, you would be surprised at how many small rodents would be about. So, the next time you visit St. Joseph Peninsula State Park and happen to see one of our beautiful snakes on the road, please admire them without harming them. Until Next time, The Rangers at St. Joseph Penin sula State Park For information about Florida State Parks, visit www.oridastate parks.org. Autumn sunshine at St. Joseph Peninsula State Park By FRANK SARGEANT franksargeant@bellsouth.net Fishing for sea trout, redsh and mangrove snap per in freshwater rivers and creeks seems an endeavor doomed to success because both are saltwater sh. But for a few months each year, there are many loca tions miles from the Gulf where the briny species are not only possible but likely catches. No one is sure why the coastal species move into the rivers in winter. Some theorize that springs keep these ows warmer than the salt ats, and others suggest that the tannin stain of most Florida rivers acts as a heat sink on sunny days. Theres also a theory that the cold-blooded sh move into the river to get away from warm-blooded bottle-nose dolphins, which can easily run down the lethargic sh during cold weather on the ats. Whatever the reason, the sh do migrate to the rivers, usually beginning around the 1st of November and remaining there into March. The movement is not limited to the Panhan dle; coastal sh all the way down into the Everglades make the migration. But its most pronounced from Tarpon Springs north and west because of the colder winters here. Panhandle waters noted for producing good winter action, moving east to west, include the St. Marks River, Ochlocknee River and the Apalachicola River. Off West Bay, Crooked Creek and West Bay Creek sometimes hold sh. And the long stretch of the dredged Intracoastal Ca nal all the way to Choc tawhatchee Bay is all worth probing. At Choctawhatchee Bay, the feeder rivers in the east end are all winter possibili ties, including Black Creek, Indian Creek, Mitchell River and Choctawhatchee River. Farther west on the bay, Lafayette Creek and Alaqua Creek, Basin Creek, Rocky Bayou and Garnier Creek are worth checking. And at Pensacola Bay, both Blackwater Bayou and Escambia Bayou are likely. On all these waters, the sh tend to settle into deep, rocky holes. They gradu ally push inland with suc ceeding cold fronts; the rst hole near the mouth might be smoking hot af ter the rst big November front but might be empty a few weeks later as the sh move farther upriver. Its not uncommon for saltwater species to be found ve miles or more from the nearest saltwater by Christmas, and there theyll stay until the rst bright days of spring. Dredged canals, spring seeps, ship turning basins and other deep holes also attract winter sh, as does the deep water under some residential docks. Its a mat ter of prospecting until you catch that rst sh, then anchoring down to work the schools. On the bayous, the cuts where creeks ow in often produce. Winter sh tend to be le thargic, and running down fast-moving articial lures, as they will in summer, is not on the program. Live shrimp are the universal tender for winter reds, trout and snapper; tail-hooked on a size 1 or smaller hook, with a small split shot added to get it to bottom, this bait is shed at a crawl. Adding a sliver of freshcut shrimp to a quarterounce jig with a paddle-tail plastic grub can also work well. Keep the cut shrimp small, just enough to add scent; a piece about the size of a pencil eraser is all it takes, thus one shrimp can provide a dozen tips. Shrimp imitations can also be effective. The DOA shrimp does the job when shed just like the real thing, as do many versions of Berkley GULP!, also shed dead slow so that the scent can reach the sh. The advantage of these lures is that they will not be nipped off the hook by the many pinsh and crabs also in the rivers in winter. Its also possible to catch trout, sometimes very large trout, by shing a slow-sink ing plug like a 52M Mirro lure very slowly through the holes. Slow in winter is a whole new dimension, though. A slight twitch every 5 seconds or so, just enough to indicate life as the bait slowly drifts downward, is all it takes. Its a good idea to sh these lures on braid with a two-foot clear uo rocarbon leader; the braid will help you feel the very faint tick thats all the in dication you might get of a strike from these lethargic but hungry sh. On Escambia and Black water bayous, some anglers do well on trout by sh ing soft jerkbaits on lightly weighted hooks in the creek channels that cut through the bayou ats. Winter shing is a mat ter of prospecting until you strike gold. Once youre in the right spot, shing is generally fast and easy, so keep moving, and eventu ally your bait will land in shy soup. Pansh of water Silver trout and sand trout are species largely ignored for most of the year because there are larger and more prestigious spe cies easily caught during the temperate months. In winter, though, silvers and sands can sometimes be the only game in town. Even on the day after an icy cold front blows through a time when most spe cies hunker down on bot tom and seem to wait for the wind to stop blowing these pansh continue to bite. And because theres no size limit and no bag limit, anglers who want a sh fry have good reason to target these little guys. Silvers look much like a spotted sea trout with out the spots. They are closely related to the sand trout, which also has no spots, and are sometimes found in the same areas in winter. Dr. Bob Shipp, author of Guide to Fishes of the Gulf Of Mexico, notes that silvers are usu ally found in deeper water than sand sea trout and run a bit smaller silvers rarely exceed 12 inches, while sand sea trout often reach 15 inches. Silver or sand, they both eat shrimp like crazy, and both tend to school up in the bottom of dredged channels inshore the deeper the better during winter. You can often nd them on a depthnder. They look like a ball of bait huddled close to bottom. All it takes to catch them is a piece of freshcut shrimp, about an inch long, on a size 2 hook, plus enough weight to quickly get the bait to bottom. Some anglers hang three hooks on one rig and reel them up three at a time. Its also possible to catch both species by ver tical jigging with a Hop kins Shorty spoon, halfounce or heavier; simply drop it down into the sh, ip it up a couple feet, let it drop again and reel up your catch. Cleaning these sh is a matter of a couple of quick passes with a llet knife. Trim off the rib cage, strip off the skin by working the knife at between skin and meat on the cleaning board and youre done. Theyre usually just the right size to create instant sh ngers; dip them in seasoned meal and drop in hot cooking oil until they turn golden brown they are tender, light and delicious, really one of the best-eating sh in the Gulf, and yet largely ignored by most anglers. Dress for winter shing The coat youll want most is the one you left at home. Dress in layers, and take along a lot more lay ers than you think youll ever need if you go sh ing the day after a cold front passes through the Panhandle; long johns, insulated pants, a wool watch cap and a rain suit to break the wind will be much appreciated, as will insulated gloves and boots. Yep, its Florida, but it feels like Maine when a 20-knot wind is blowing on a 30-degree morning. Dressing in layers allows you to strip off a few gar ments as the day warms if it warms. Sun-shing Occasionally, when the wind dies and the sun is bright the day after a cold front, you might luck into a school of sunning sh in coastal bayous and creeks. Redsh, in par ticular, are prone to this behavior; theyll stack up in water just deep enough to cover their backs and let the suns rays warm up their chilly blood. Dark rock shorelines or black mud bottomed bays are the places to look for them; go slowly and quietly and wear polarized glasses. If you nd a school like this, nesse shing is a must; an unweighted shrimp cast on light spin ning tackle is the ticket; cast to the outside sh rst, and hopefully you can pluck a few from the perimeter before the rest scatter back to deeper wa ter. The nice thing about nding sunning sh is that they will probably be there again tomorrow and the next day, so long as the sunny afternoons con tinue. S P ECIAL TO THE NEW S (Main) Redsh are one of the primary winter targets for winter anglers. They often enter back bays, coastal rivers and creeks and settle into deep, rocky holes where water is warmer than that they can nd on the ats. (Left) Sand trout and the similar silver trout are also frequent winter catches, particularly in deeper channels. A small piece of fresh shrimp is usually the best bait. (Right) Live shrimp are the universally useful winter bait, available at bait shops when catching your own baitsh may be difcult. And nearly all sh that enter panhandle bays and creeks in winter readily eat shrimp. Panhandle sh head inland in cooler months Page 8 Freshwater Offshore shing will soon be a memory for 2011. As gag grouper season comes to a close this weekend, anglers will resort to the smaller inshore species for the next 6 months. Black sea bass will make up most of the action and can be caught on most inshore wrecks to the east. Small pieces of cut bait and chicken rigs will produce not only sea bass, but b-liners and rubies as well. Inshore Offshore Inshore shing has slowed down. Most reports from the bay this past week were still big bull reds. Eagle Harbor and the tip of the cape have been hot spots for big bulls in the surf. A few pompano are around in the surf, and the whiting are starting to bite on Mexico Beach. Shari at the Fishermans Landing reports this week from How ard Creek with good numbers of bass, but they are on the small side. Crappie, shellcracker, painted bream and channel cats are coming back to the dock in good number. Big sheeps head are still being caught in the big river on shrimp. SPONSORED BY

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PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA SP O RT S www.starfl.com A Section By Tim Croft Star News Editor Calvin Pryor has ex changed is No. 3 uniform number for 25 when making the leap to the next level, but the skills remain intact. The former Port St. Joe High standout, making his third-straight start at free safety, had a bulging stat line after the University of Louisvilles 38-35 road upset of West Virginia, ranked No. 21 in the country. The Cardinals had not beaten West Virginia in Mor gantown since 1997 and had not beaten their Conference USA foe since 2006. Coach Charlie Strong la beled it a signature win for the program he is building at Louisville. That was a pretty big win for us, Pryor said during a phone interview. Coach Strong kept telling us all week about how long it had been since we had beat en West Virginia, how long it had been since we won there, and it was a big chal lenge he put on us and we accepted that challenge and went out and made plays. Pryor was exceptional on the day, recording six tack les, one quarterback sack, and one pass break-up while forcing one fumble and re covering a fumble. Pryor is one of nine true freshmen now starting for the Cardinals, who are 5-4 overall and 3-1 in conference play. Coincidentally or not, the Cardinals are on a threegame winning streak with Pryor starting in the defen sive backeld. Pryor noted with a chuck le, that his record was 3-0. It was a promotion, Pryor said of his rise to top of the depth chart. I had some snaps in the game before (the last three) and played pretty well and the coaches said they would see how the week went with practice and make a decision. I just kept working hard and moving up. Now I am going out and just trying to make plays. That he is starting as a true freshmen, while at a FBS school, was all part of the plan when Pryor accept ed a scholarship offer from Louisville. That was another rea son I came here, was the chance to play right away, Pryor said. Coach Strong told a lot of us freshmen that we are a young team and we would have a chance to con tribute. Pryor has grown, he said, in size, speed and strength, but also in his understand ing of the game that is his passion. I really thought I knew about football at Port St. Joe, but (the coaches at Louisville) have taken it to another level with all the lm study, the weight room and work we do, Pryor said. The coaches prepare us so well, we know what the op ponent is going to try to do and we can just go out and make plays. Pryor said he was also not surprised by either the demands on his time from football and school this interview was balanced be tween class times or the emphasis on personal ac countability Strong brings to the equation.. I pretty much under stood that when I came here, Pryor said. That is one thing the coaches really stress. You have to be ac countable and responsible for yourself and your actions. (The coaches) try to make us better human beings. BEAT A NY LAWN CARE PROVIDER PRI C E BY 10% 15% CHEA P ER T O T HE EL DER L Y FULL LAWN M A I N TE NAN CE ON E PR ICE G ET S IT ALL C A LL OR E -M AI L J OE @ J OES_ L AWN@YAHOO. C O M CEL L 850-370-6911 HOME 850-670-5478 JOES LAWN CARE Thursday, November 10, 2011 By Tim Croft Star News Editor As Liberty County trampled over Port St. Joes waning play off hopes, the visiting Bulldogs secured their own last Friday night at Shark Field. Nine Liberty County backs gashed Port St. Joe for 384 rushing yards, and the Bull dogs shackled the Tiger Sharks, who managed just 137 total offensive yards, in a 41-6 demolition. Liberty County improved to 8-2 overall, 3-1 in District 4-1A, with a Blountstown vic tory over West Gadsden Friday night ensuring the Bulldogs a playoff berth. Port St. Joe fell to 3-6 over all and 2-2 in the district, its slim playoff dreams crushed by a turf-chewing offense that did not punt all night. In contrast, outside of a 60-yard touchdown pass from Trevor Lang to Ramello Zac carro, the Tiger Sharks most consistent offensive weapon was the punting of Jarkeice Davis and, after Davis was hurt in the first half, Zaccarro, who were filling in for Daniel May. We were just way over matched, said Port St. Joe coach Vern Barth. They are a very good team that beat us in every area of the game. That is a playoff caliber team. That is where we hope to be in a year or two. Quarterback Alex Marlowe and running back Terryal Jen kins set the tempo for the Bull dog attack. Marlowe carried 11 times for 130 yards and two touch downs and completed his only pass for 18 yards. Jenkins also ran 11 times, resulting in 135 yards and three touchdowns. The Bulldogs lone problem was holding onto the ball on several occasions. They fum bled deep in Tiger Shark terri tory in the fourth quarter and the first Port St. Joe kickoff of each half was an onside at tempt recovered by the Tiger Sharks. Weve been inconsistent on offense all year, said Liberty County coach Grant Grantham. Sometimes we just could not get the first downs. Tonight we got the first downs, we got in a rhythm and we are tough to beat when we get in a rhythm. We have played good de fense all year. Our offense has been explosive; just inconsis tent. Consistency characterized the Bulldog offense from the outset, their opening posses sion an eight-play, 72-yard march finished by a Marlowe sneak from the 1. Roy Johnson, who convert ed all but one extra point, was through the uprights for a 7-0 lead. The Bulldogs forced a Port St. Joe punt, took over at their 11 and two plays later Marlowe took an option left 84 yards un scathed and it was 14-0 late in the period. Liberty County converted turnovers to score two quick touchdowns in the opening five minutes of the second period to assume total command. A Lang pass that went through the hands of Joseph Love was intercepted and Lib erty County took over at the Port St. Joe 34. Seven plays later Jenkins barged over from the 5. A bad snap three plays lat er on a play that began at the Port St. Joe 15 was recovered by the Bulldogs at the 9 and Jenkins dashed over left tackle on the next play for a 28-0 margin. Liberty County punctuated a domi nating half by march ing 85 yards in 13 plays while melting away the final four minutes, Jenkins dancing in from the 2. Port St. Joe blocked the extra point and it was 34-0 at in termission. Port St. Joe was out-gained 286-76 in the half and never penetrated far ther than the Liberty County 49. On the third play of the sec ond half, Lang scrambled long enough for Zac carro to get open along the left side line. Zaccarro juked away from two tack lers and shed three more in his dash to Port St. Joes lone touch down. Langs pass was bat ted down on the two-point conversion. Liberty County ended the scoring when it drove 48 yards after a high snap on a punt resulted in a 10-yard loss for Port St. Joe. Fullback Harold Armstrong covered the final five yards and Johnsons extra point set the clock to run. Liberty County runs past PSJ Pryor makes impact felt in upsetSPECIAL TO T HE STAR Calvin Pryor, No. 25, lled up a stat line during the University of Louisvilles upset of a ranked West Virginia last Saturday. Page 9

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COMMUNITY www.starfl.com B Page 1 Section Thursday, November 10, 2011 Star Staff Report Gulf Correctional Insti tutes Warden Charles Hal ley and North Florida Child Development Inc.s CEO, Sharon Gaskin, are pleased to announce a fundraiser for the Bikes for the Boys and Girls in Gulf County program. NFCD purchased the lumber for two playhouses that were constructed by inmate labor at GCI. This year there will be a chance to win a playhouse for a boy or girl if you have a winning ticket. The drawing will be held Dec. 17 after the evening Christmas parade sponsored by the City of Wewahitchka. The funds raised through ticket sales for the rafe will pay to purchase tricycles and bikes for the needy children of Gulf County. Tickets may be pur chased in Port St. Joe at the South Gulf Early Child Development Center (call Terri Bird at 832-8275), the North Gulf Center (call Jana Miller at 832-8539), and at the central ofce lo cated in the old courthouse in Wewahitchka. For additional informa tion, or if any organization would like to participate, contact Sebrina McGill at 639-5080, ext. 10 or email smcgill@oridachildren. org. Star Staff Report This years Bow Wow Bash, held on Oct. 29 at the Centennial Build ing in Port St. Joe, was another suc cess, with 250 in attendance to sup port the St. Joseph Bay Humane Societys biggest annual fundrais er. The event raised about $32,000 for the Humane Society, with auc tion proceeds at their highest ever at $16,000. The organizational committee would like to thank all of the spon sors and supporters that made this event a success, and many thanks to the hard-working auction com mittee headed by Sandi Christy. The Halloween decorations were set up by Wylie Petty with the El Governor Motel and the music kept everybody dancing all night long. Costume contest winners were as follows: Best Male Costume Bob Windolf as a Bavarian Woman Best Female Costume Nancy Leist as a Geisha Girl Best Couples Costume Hobson and Bonnie Fulmer as ZZ Top Most Original Debbie Fountain as a crazy cat lady Star Staff Report Those aching for the resump tion of full moon climbs at the Cape San Blas Lighthouse get ready the climbs are back. Beginning last month and con tinuing through next March, the full moon is worthy of calendar marking to climb to the top of the Cape San Blas Lighthouse. The next full moon climb will be tonight. Gates open at 6 p.m. ET. Decembers full moon falls on a weekend, so climbs will be Fri day, Dec. 9, and Saturday, Dec. 10. All climbs begin at 6 p.m. and end at roughly 10 p.m. No one under age 16 may climb the lighthouse. Climbers should wear proper footwear please no ip-ops. Only 25 people are allowed up top at one time, so it is rst come, rst served. The cost is $5 per person and includes the sunset and the view of a full moon (if weather is bad, the lighthouse will be closed). For more information, please call Beverly at 229-1151 during the day at the lighthouse gift shop. Full moon season in full force at lighthouse Costumes at the masquerade ranged from traditional to downright strange. Bunco group shes for funds for the library Sheriff: beware counterfeit bills By Valerie Garman Star Staff Writer For this group of women, philanthropy and Bunco go hand in hand. Its a real diverse group of women, Dana Boyer said of her Bunco group, which meets monthly at the No Name Caf on Reid Av enue. But the main thing about them is theyre all community-minded. What started as a month ly card game has morphed into efforts to preserve a community staple. On Thursday, Nov. 17, Boyers Bunco group, with help from a barrage of city and county ofcials, will host a mullet sh fry to benet the Gulf County Li brary in Port St. Joe. Lunch will be served at Frank Pate Park in Port St. Joe from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. ET and will consist of fried mullet, cheese grits, coleslaw and hush puppies for $6. Deliveries can also be arranged throughout the day. All proceeds will benet the library. Boyer said the Bunco group has hosted three Bunco tournaments in the past to benet the library, but with other area Bunco By Tim Croft Star News Editor Gulf County Sheriff Joe Nugent said Monday be ware of $100 bills oating around the area. On Monday, investigators with the sheriffs ofce took possession of a $100 bill that would pass any initial testing but is as counterfeit as a three-dollar bill. In fact, the bill taken into evidence on Monday, and will be turned over to the Secret Service, was rather ingeniously produced. We have counterfeit $100 bills oating around, and they are actually pretty good, Nugent said. The bill was used at a local store. It passed the pen test used commonly by merchants, in large measure because it was real United States currency a $5 bill converted, by methods unknown to inves tigators at this time, into a very beaten-up $100 bill. Each U.S. paper money bill has both a watermark that should be visible by holding the bill to a bright light as well as a vertical stripe that appears when a black light is shined beneath the bill. See COUNTERFEIT B5 See FISH B5 Bikes campaign under way Give a child wheels, receive a chance to win a childs playhouse 2 5 0 a t t e n d B o w W o w B a s h Photos by DEBBIE H OO P ER | Special to The Star Hobson and Bonnie Fulmer won the Best Couples Costume award for their impersonation of ZZ Top. Rhonda Tull baked the Bow Wow Bash cake.

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OF THE WEEK PET St. Joseph Bay Humane Society Society B2 | The Star Thursday, November 10, 2011 Happy BIRTHDAY Chase Andrew Vasilinda celebrated his rst birthday on Saturday, Oct. 22 at his home in White City. Attending the festivities were his parents, Keith and Macie Vasilinda, his brothers Trenton, Sutton and Leelyn Rollins, his great-grandmother Toby Gay and Mr. Ben, his grandparents Ma-Honey and Papa Robert Daniels, Nana Karen and cousin Adam Rollins. Chase would like to thank everyone, especially Ms. Shana, for the birthday love and wishes he received on his very special day. CHASE VASILINDA IS 1 Star Staff Report Jonathon (Jon) Pridgeon of Boy Scout Troop 260 in Greer, SC received the rank of Eagle Scout on Oct. 25. The Eagle Scout rank is the highest in Boy Scouting. To earn the Eagle rank, Jon had to plan and carry out a service project to benet an organization in his community. Jons project involved the replacement of an entry gage and construction and installation of a message board for a pioneer farm owned by the Greenville County, S.C. school district. Jon is a freshman at Bob Jones Academy in Greenville. He is the son of Brad and Rebecca Pridgeon of Greer, S.C., and the grandson of Ann Pridgeon of Port St. Joe. Pridgeon earns rank of Eagle Scout2011 Salvation Army Christmas Program The application date for the Salvation Army to help families throughout Gulf County will be as follows: Port St. JoeNov. 8 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. ET at the STAC facility located at 610 8th St. in Port St. Joe. WewahitchkaNov. 10 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. CT at the Wewahitchka Library located at 314 N. 2nd Street in Wewahitchka. All applicants must bring the following identication: ID for you and everyone in your household, social security card, drivers license, picture ID for applicant, proof of custody for any minors. The following proof of expenses must be provided: rent receipt or mortgage payment, electric bill, gas bill, cable bill, car payment, phone bill and any other expenses. Applicants must also provide proof of income by bringing their most recent pay stub, Social Security check, retirement pension check and/or child support check. The distribution date will be Dec. 9 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. ET from the STAC facility in Port St. Joe. Wewahitchka Womans Club membership social If you would like to help make a difference in the lives of others and our community, please consider joining the GFWC Wewahitchka Womans Club, Inc. This is an international club, with over 100,000 members around the world that are proud to say they are a GFWC member. There will be a membership social on Monday, Nov. 14 at 5:30 p.m. CT at Glad Tidings Assembly of God Church, 138 E. Orange Street, Wewahitchka. If you have any questions about the club or the upcoming social, you may contact one of the following members: Patty Fisher, 639-9794; Dianne Semmes, 639-5345; or Carolyn Watson, 639-3801. The members of our club look forward to receiving new members, and hope you will be one of them.2011 Thanksgiving dinner planning meeting There will be a meeting Thursday, Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. ET at the Oak Grove Church, 613 Madison St. in Port St. Joe, to plan the 2011 countywide Thanksgiving dinner. The committee needs nancial support from individuals and organizations to raise funds to purchase turkeys and hams so 850 dinners can be prepared, heated and delivered to needy people in Gulf County. Anyone who would like to make a donation is asked to mail it to the following address. Please call Jerry Stokoe at (850) 381-6122 if you have any questions. Volunteers are needed to make this project a success! Mail donations to: Oak Grove Church, P.O. Box 967, Port St. Joe, FL 32457. Place Donation for Thanksgiving dinner on legend. Christmas toys and jacket drop off locations The owners of the Pristine Pool & Supplies, Tim and Crystal DePue have made their business available as a drop off location for the 2011 Christmas Toys program for Gulf County children. There will be a box for toys and coats and jackets available Nov. 11. Dropoffs can be made Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. ET. People Helping People will also be open from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. ET on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday to receive food, toys, and new coats and jackets. The items collected will be distributed to needy families in Gulf County. Please call Jerry Stokoe at 381-6122 or Erika White, executive director of People Helping People at 229-5262. Society BRIEFS By Johanna White Here it is already NovemberChristmas right around the corner. October is a changing month for the Kiwanis Club; that is when all of the new Kiwanis ofcers take their post. New ofcers are Barbara Radcliff stepping in as president; John Hanlon, vice president; Pauline Pendarvis, secretary; and Kathy Balentine as treasurer. One of this months program organizers was Ann Jarosz, who spoke to the club about Hospice and their grief counseling program. She told us about her personal experience with the loss of her loved ones. She recommended Hospice for end of life counseling or grieving process of death of a loved one. She also recommended two books to read regarding end of life cycles; Final Journeys and Final Gifts, written by Maggie Callahan (a hospice worker). The other speakers we had was from A&A Home Health; Amy Miller and April McLemore. The ladies talked to us about home health issues especially the upcoming nancial cuts to Medicare. We truly appreciate those who come to share information with the club; educating us on different issues going on in businesses. We want to recognize the Key Club and Keyettes who attended the Kiwanis Club meeting(s) this month: Key Club: Carver Clark, Blaine Bush, Jenny Miles, Alyson Harvey and Dallas Burke; Keyettes: Emerald Muniz, Kristina Furstenberg (two meetings) and Cara Gillespie. Upcoming calendar: Nov. 15, Teen Court, Dianna Harrison and Pauline Pendarvis; Nov. 22, Thanksgiving Program, Dennis Geoghagan; and Dec. 3, Pancake Breakfast, all Kiwanis Members, Key Club & Keyettes. The annual Kiwanis Club All you can eat Pancake Breakfast, using Mark Haddocks special recipe, will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. ET on Saturday, Dec. 3 at Peppers Restaurant in Port St. Joe. The breakfast includes all the pancakes you can eat, choice of bacon or sausage and juice, milk or coffee. Tickets are $5 from any Kiwanis member or contact Johanna White at 227-6268 to purchase tickets. Your support is greatly appreciated. The Kiwanis Motto: Serving the children of the world. Kiwanis KORNER Special to The Star The St. Joseph Bay Humane Society would like to announce its Rabies Vaccine Clinic on Saturday, Nov. 12. Please bring your dogs and cats for a rabies vaccination for only $8 per pet. The vaccines will be available at the St. Joseph Bay Humane Society, 1007 Tenth Street in Port St. Joe, from noon until 3 p.m. ET. Dogs must be leashed and cats must be in carriers. For more information please call the humane society at (850) 227-1103. The humane society welcomes everyone to visit and learn about their role in the community and spend some time walking dogs and playing with kittens! Rabies Vaccine Clinic at SJBHS Star Staff Report A large black and white cat has gone missing from the Eighth Street area in Port St. Joe. The cats name is Shadow. There is a $100 reward offered for her return. If found, please call 227-5123. RE W ARD FOR MISSING CAT

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Special to The Star The Wilds By Kylie Skoda Have you ever just wanted to get away from the stress of life and get to know Jesus better? If you do there is a camp called The Wilds in North Carolina. Recently the seventhand eighthgraders made that trip to The Wilds. Being one of the lucky ones that went I found it amazing! If you think that you want to make the trip and get out of all the stress and mayhem of life, make your next trip to The Wilds! The Wilds By Morgan Peiffer The Wilds is the best camp you could ever go to. They have an awesome zip line that takes you over the basketball courts, and it feels like you are ying. They also have a 75 foot super swing where you lay down in the harness; they pull you up, then you free fall and swing. Another fun thing to do there is hiking to the top of the mountain and seeing the beautiful view, then swimming in the freezing waterfall water. If you go to The Wilds a top ten must do is paintball, although prepare yourself for some major bruises. Of course meeting a lot of new people is great too, but the best thing to me was studying and learning new things about God. I witnessed a ton of other kids give their hearts to God and that is just an awesome thing to see happen. If you ever get a chance to go to The Wilds, you should take it. Have fun, but more importantly open your heart to learning more about God. The Lions Tale The Wilds: A place to get back in touch with God By Levi Finley and Spencer Rafeld General Information Nov. 11 Veterans Day Program at 9 a.m. ET in the gym; The NJROTC wishes to thank Mr. George Duren and the staff of the Port St. Joe Piggly Wiggly for the opportunity to bag groceries on Saturday, Oct. 29. This fund-raising event earned over $300 for our Cadet Fund, and for that we are truly grateful. Clubs Nov. 9 Keyette Pizza Palooza at 3 p.m. ET in Commons Area to raise money for Toys for Kids; Beta Club Inductees The following inductees were left off the list of new Beta Club members last week: Anna Frabel, Katie Nobles, Elizabeth Furstenberg, Dell Pickett, Lindsey Hightower, Kathleen Rish, Ashley Kennedy, Ethan Sander, Rebecca Kerigan, Sarah Taylor, Brantley Lake and Kennedy Thacker; Nov. 14-18 CFES will be holding a holiday canned food drive in all 1st period classes. S ports Nov. 11 Football, Sharks vs. Sneads at 7:30 p.m. ET; Nov. 19 Varsity Cheerleaders will be attending their second competition of the season in Cantonment, Florida. Good Luck Cheerleaders; Nov. 14 Jr. High Basketball vs. Cottondale, 6 p.m. ET; Nov. 15 Jr. High Basketball at Wakulla 5 p.m. ET; Nov. 15 Girls basketball at Rutherford 6:30 p.m. CT; Nov. 15 Girls/Boys soccer at Bozeman, 6:30 p.m./8:30 p.m. CT. Go Sharks! Special to The Star The students in Mr. Browns class at Wewahitchka Elementary School were surprised with a double treat on Oct. 21. Jackie Huft and Carol Vlahos from the Wewahitchka Womans Club presented the students with an individual Fall Wreath Kit. With the help of the ladies, each child was able to create a beautiful wreath using materials provided in each kit. And if that wasnt enough, the ladies read a story to the children and also provided a snack with a cup of apple cider afterwards. Wewahitchka Elementary School is proud to have citizens that continue to give back to their community. If you feel a need to be loved and appreciated, call Jan Traylor at 639-2476 to set up a good time for you to volunteer in a classroom. Holiday friends treat students at WES Star Staff Report Recently, 10th-graders at Port St. Joe High School had the opportunity to meet history in the esh. After studying the novel Night by Elie Wiesel, a Jewish Holocaust survivor, the students got to hear a rsthand account of the service, capture and imprisonment of an America POW. Glen Beville of Leesburg, Florida made the six-hour trip to Port St. Joe with one purpose, to inform a new generation about their countrys history. Beville, a member of company K, 424th Regiment, 106th Infantry Division, began his Army service in 1943 at age 18. Little did he realize that by Dec. 16, 1944, he would be a part of the historic Battle of the Bulge. He was captured by German soldiers, and held until April 22, 1945 as a POW. The room was completely silent for 55 minutes as Beville captivated the students with the real life details of his capture and imprisonment. Students fought tears as he told of spending Christmas night laying on the straw oor of a cattle pen, reminiscing with other prisoners about what they usually did on this night back home and eventually breaking into to an impromptu rendition of Silent Night. Student Jarrett Laluzerne, spoke of this particular event in Bevilles story, saying, When I think about Christmas time in my life it is impossible to imagine spending that day on the oor of a cattle stall while being held prisoner. Beville also recounted the forced marches and what he described as the scariest part of his ordeal, when he and his fellow prisoners were forcefully crammed into a windowless building which they believed to be one of Hitlers notorious gas chambers. After Beville told of the praying and crying of the prisoners while they awaited imminent death, he laughed a little as he said, And then the water came on. That part of Bevilles story really grabbed my attention, said student Miles Otwell. I wondered if his life ashed before his eyes before that water came on. After hearing about Bevilles imprisonment and liberation the students had many questions. One of the most moving answers of the day came following a question posed by Justin Hites. After being captured and tortured, were you ever angry about having had to go to war in the rst place? Hites wondered. Bevilles response touched everyone in the room when he said, No. This was not a political war. This war was for our freedom, and we knew that if we lost you would all be speaking German right now. At the end of the hour the students responded to this heros humble tale with a standing ovation. Finally, as the students were dismissed, all 60 made their way to the front of the room to ask questions, view and get an explanation of Bevilles medals, and to shake his hand and thank him for his service and heroism for our country, to which this humble man replied, I am no hero. I we all just did what they asked us to do for our country. These 15-year-old students and their teacher will be forever changed after this encounter with living history. One student, Tanene Malone, said, It meant so much more to hear this history from a real person who lived through it, than just reading about it in a book. A few days after Bevilles visit the students wrote him letters to express their gratitude and to let him know what had impacted them most. This Veterans Day is sure to carry new meaning for this young generation of Americans who understand, just a little better, the sacrices that have been made in an effort maintain the freedoms that they may have taken for granted in the past.S PE C IAL T O THE ST AR Glen Beville and Port St. Joe High School teacher Kristal Smallwood. A lesson plan with a personal touch

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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, November 10, 2011 Annual St. John the Baptist Church Bazaar The annual St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church Bazaar will be held on Saturday, Nov. 12 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. CT in Wewahitchka. Drive about six miles north on State Road 71 and look for the church with the red doors. This event goes beyond the average bazaar. Items for sale include handmade crafts, freshly baked goodies, homemade chili and chili dogs, and a huge yard sale. Jean Ethridge, renowned ddler, will entertain the crowd while Waynebow the Clown and Smokey the Bear provide enjoyment for kids of all ages. Flora Blackmon will give a oral arrangement demonstration and informational booths will be on display. Watch as local craftsman, John Chambliss, creates one of his famous Bea Bea Baits, sold to shermen all over the nation. Pony rides will be available. Children will have the opportunity to actually paint a live white pony. Youngsters will feed the hungry sh swimming In the stocked pond behind the church. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy the fellowship surrounded by the beauty of thick woods lush with fall leaves. Come early and stay late! Anniversary services at First Pentecostal of Wewahitchka First Pentecostal Church of Wewahitchka will be having anniversary services Friday, Nov. 11 and Sunday, Nov. 13. The Evangelist will be Rev. Rick Ethridge from Paragould, Arkansas. Pastor Joey Ethridge invites everyone to attend. This is the 63rd anniversary for the church and the fth anniversary for Pastor Ethridge. Highland View Assembly of God welcomes guest Reverend Highland View Assembly of God is proud to announce services with Reverend John Todd of Tallahassee on Nov. 12 at 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET. Brother Todd has served the Body of Christ as a prophet and teacher frequently used in healing, word of wisdom and word of knowledge since answering Gods call on his life in 1969. He ministers in services and crusades primarily in the United States, but is a featured speaker at ministers conferences in the Philippines, Japan, India, Australia and other countries. His services are hallmarked by their focus on the Word of God and conrmation of the Word by signs following. In the last decade, his ministry has seen a tremendous increase in providing counseling and individual ministry to pastors and other ministry leaders. He lives a life of prayer so as to be ready in season and out. Brother Todd serves as the prophetic or apostolic overseer for a number of pastors and churches. Pastor Gary White and the congregation of Highland View Assembly of God invite everyone to come and hear this anointed man of God. For more information, please call 229-7161. St. James Episcopal Bazaar/Bake Sale St. James Episcopal Church, located at 800 22nd Street (corner of Garrison Avenue and 22nd Street) in Port St. Joe, will hold a Seasonal Bazaar and Bake Sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. ET on Saturday, Nov. 19. The bazaar will include plenty of items suitable for Thanksgiving, Advent and Christmas and the bake sale will offer confections galore as well as Fr. Tommys lasagna. Come and get your Thanksgiving sweets and your Christmas Gifts. Breakfast and lunch will be available. For more information contact 227-1845. 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. Ms. Victoria Renee Strayer Hough, 51, of Port St. Joe, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011 at her home. She moved to the area 32 years ago from Columbus, Ga., and she enjoyed working as a CNA/cook, doing crafts and sewing. She is survived by her father: Jack Strayer; her son: David Lee Grifn of St. Joe; her daughter: Tina Re nee Grifn of St. Joe Beach; a brother: John Strayer and wife Pat; a sister: Shelly Knipe and husband John; four grandchildren, Michael Grifn, Ty Mason, Kelvin Grifn, and Garett Mason; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her rst husband, Mickie Grifn (1994); her second husband, Ransom Hough (2008); and her mother, Letha Strayer. Memorialization was by cremation. In lieu of owers, donations may be made in memory of Victoria Hough to Covenant Hospice, 107 W. 19th St., Panama City, FL 32405. A memorial service will be held at sunset on No vember 12 at the home of her brother, John and Pat Strayer, at 481 Dolphin St, Port St. Joe. Heritage Funeral Home 247 N. Tyndall Parkway Panama City, FL 32404 (850) 785-1316 Victoria Renee Strayer Hough Carmi Birge Crutcheld Adams (1917-2011) of We wahitchka went to be with her Lord and Savior on Nov. 4, 2011. She was born, the youngest of 12, to Thomas and Cecelia Birge of rural Holmes County, Florida, Nov. 22, 1917. She was the beloved wife of her child hood sweetheart, the late Walter Crutcheld, also from Holmes County, for 35 years. They moved to Wewahitchka in 1943. She was cherished and loved by her second husband, the late James E. Adams, for 14 years. Carmi resided in the Honeyville community near Wewahitchka, for the past 68 years where she greatly enjoyed hunting, shing, gardening and spending time with her many family members and friends. Her greatest pleasure came from having her grandchil dren gather at her dining room table to enjoy a mag nicent meal she had spent hours preparing for them. She was a faithful mem ber of Honeyville United Methodist Church for 65 years and a loyal member of Order of the Eastern Star, Chapter #229, for 52 years. Carmi was preceded in death by her beloved eldest daughter, Carolyn Jean Strange and an infant daughter, Alice Cecelia Crutcheld. She was also preceded in death by three brothers and seven sisters. She is survived by her sister, Esper Smith (101 years old) who resides in Newport News, Va. She is also survived by her daugh ter, Mary Louise Giddens and son-in-law, Herbert S. Giddens, Jr. of Monticello, Fla.; and nine grandchil dren: Rebecca C. Whittle of Tallahassee, Catherine and Everett Wilson, Teresa Boshell, David and Patricia Boshell, all of Deatsville, Ala., Charles and Peggy Dykes of Lawton, Okla., Lisa and George Bubba Stinson of Monticello, April and Jay Bidwell of Wewa hitchka, Mary Beth and Dwight Smith of Thomas ville, Ga., and Nancy and Adam Grifn of Tallahassee. She has been blessed with 19 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great grandchil dren. Funeral services were held at Honeyville United Methodist Church on Monday, Nov. 7, with David Taunton and Pastor Brian Turner ofciating. Grand sons and nephews will serve as active pall bearers. Honorary pallbearers will be other nephews, grandsons, and greatgrandsons as well as mem bers of Honeyville United Methodist Church. Visitation with family and friends was held at the church Sunday, from 5-7 p.m. CT. Members of East ern Star Chapter No. 229 conducted a short memorial service to honor her mem ory during the visitation. Interment was at Roberts Cemetery, Wewahitchka, Florida. Those who wish may honor her memory by making contributions to Honeyville United Method ist Church, P. O. Box 917, Wewahitchka, FL 32465, or to Covenant House Hospice, Panama City, Fla. All services are under the direction of the Com forter Funeral Home, Wewa hitchka Branch Chapel. Carmi Birge Crutcheld Adams Lorena A. Garth passed into the hands of our Lord November 5 at the Tucker Hospice Home in Concord, North Carolina. Born Nov. 11, 1922 in Florence, Ala., she was a true Southern Lady in the nest sense. Lorena is survived by her daughters, Leona Garth Fulghum and Mar garet Garth Johnson; and son Jim Garth; nine grand children; and ve greatgrandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents Pearl and John Acton and her husband of 60 years Hunter Garth. Lorena was a member of the Concord Presbyte rian Church but attended the Port St Joe Methodist Church for four years prior to relocating to North Car olina. Lorena lived in Flor ida for 22 years and was an artist, naturalist, expert gardener, taught art and oriental cooking. A devoted Republican, Army wife and mother, she inuenced ev eryone she encountered in a positive manner. She will be interned at Barrancas National Cem etery in Pensacola with her husband. Lorena A. Garth Martha Moses, 92, of Apalachicola passed away Monday, Oct. 31, 2011, in Port St. Joe after and ex tended illness. She was born in Alabama and was a longtime resident of Apala chicola, where she worked in the seafood business, and she loved to sh. She was a member of the Highland Park Community Church. She is preceded in death by her husband Jim Moses, and two sons, Jimmy and Lovett Moses. She is survived by two sons, Lonnie Moses and wife, Sandra, and Eddie Joe Moses and wife, Wanda; two daughters-in law, Oleta and Glenda Moses, all of Apala chicola; one sister, Retha Adkins of Calhoun County; 12 grandchildren; 24 greatgrandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, Nov. 4, at 10 a.m. ET at Highland Park Community Church in Apalachicola with the Rev. Ray Creamer ofciating. Interment followed in Pleasant Rest Cemetery, Overstreet. The viewing was held at the church on Thursday, Nov. 3 from 5-7 p.m. ET. All services are under the direction of the Com forter Funeral Home. Martha Moses Obituaries Faith BRIEFS

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Local The Star| B5 Thursday, November 10, 2011 PUBLIC NOTICE A Public Hearing will be held at the Planning and Development Review Board (PDRB) meeting on Monday, November 21, 2011 at 8:45 a.m. EST, and at the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) meeting on Tuesday, November 22, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. EST. Both public hearings will be held in the BOCC Meeting Room at the Robert M. Moore Administration Building, 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida. The public hearings will be to discuss and act on the following: 1. Variance Application by Kelli Newman for Parcel ID # 03756-000R Located in Section 31 Township 6 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida Encroach 8 into the 20 road setback for W US 98 to comply with CCCL. 2. Public and Open Discussion 3. Staff The public is encouraged to attend and be heard on these matters. Information prior to the meeting can be viewed at the Planning and Building Department at 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Room 312. 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In a plea to County Commissioner Carmen McLemore, Boyer asked him to please not cut the librarys budget. In response, McLemore offered to help host a sh fry to benet the library. He said, Ive got the nets and the boat, Boyer said. When Mr. McLemore offered to do the sh fry, we jumped at the opportunity. Boyer noted McLemore does have a backup plan in case he doesnt catch the sh. In addition to McLemore, Port St. Joe city commissioner Bill Kennedy and Gulf County Sheriff Joe Nugent have offered to help cook and serve at the event. The people involved in government understand the need, Boyer said. It helps to raise the publics awareness that this is in deed a worthwhile effort. With less donations coming in and the cost of electricity and operations going up, the Port St. Joe Public Library has been forced to cut their hours down drastically, and Boy er prays they wont have to cut them further. The library is operat ing right now on a barebones budget, Boyer said. Even though their bud get wasnt cut this year, theyre still just barely treading water. A library is such an important part of a community. Its just one of those basic elements. I dont think people understand how many people utilize that li brary. Boyer said the com munity has really come together in the planning of the sh fry. Half Hitch Tackle is providing a large redand-white striped tent for the event, and Carol Dow, owner of the Fish House Restaurant in Mexico Beach, will be responsible for the side dishes. Gulf Coast Electric Coopera tive in Wewahitchka is also loaning its large fryer for the day. Everyone has just been wonderful, Boyer said. All these people have come in to help, mak ing this truly a community event. Boyer said they have already received a $50 donation, a gesture she described as truly amaz ing. Its going to be a lot of fun, Boyer said. I hope everyone will come have lunch with us. That stripe, which is in different positions on the bill depending on de nomination, is also embla zoned with the denomina tion in letters. However, those letters are tiny and difcult to see even in a darkened room. Many people shining a black light under the counterfeit bill, which had been pen tested by the merchant, would see the stripe and think nothing about a counterfeit, In vestigator Jay Smith said, but upon closer inspec tion, with a magnifying glass to use, the lettering was visible Five. The merchant that ac cepted the bill only dis covered it was fake when they put the bill, which they had questions about following the purchase and closer inspection of its condition, up to a bright light and saw the watermark President Abraham Lincoln, the face of the $5 bill, Smith said. Any individual or busi ness with questions about paper money they have accepted should contact the sheriffs ofce at 2271115.TIM CROF T | The Star This may look like a $100 bill, but it is really a $5 bill transformed into the higher denomination. Gulf County Sheriff Joe Nugent is cautioning the community about additional counterfeit bills. COUNTERFEIT from page B1 FISH from page B1

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B6 | The Star Thursday, November 10, 2011 B6 | The Star Thursday, November 10, 2011 CLASSIFIEDS 36149S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, STATE OF FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION LNV CORPORATION, Plaintiff, vs RIVERFRONT PROPERTIES, INC.; GARY R. RHINEHEART; HARRY A. SCHULTZ; WINDMARK INVESTMENTS, LLC; GEORGIA COMMERCE BANK; WINDMARK BEACH COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION, INC.; and UNKNOWN TENANT, Defendants. CASE NO. 2010-CA-000363CA NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered in this cause on October 18, 2011, the Clerk will sell the Property situated in Gulf County, described as: Lot 27, Windmark Beach, according to the map or plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 1, of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. (the Property) at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at 11:00 a.m. ET, on the 17th day of November, 2011, in the lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Boulevard, Port St. Joe, Florida. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAT THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. DATE: October 18, 2011. CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator by mail at P.O. Box 1089, Panama City, FL 32402 or by phone at (850) 747-5338 at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days. If you are hearing impaired, please call 711. ROBERT W. BOOS Florida Bar No.0558079 DEBORAH H. OLIVER Florida Bar No.0485111 STEPHANIE M. MARTIN Florida Bar No.0030585 Adams and Reese LLP 101 E. Kennedy Boulevard, Suite 4000 Tampa, Florida 33602 Telephone: (813) 402-2880 Attorneys for Plaintiff November 3, 10, 2011 36189S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION JAMES B NUTTER & COMPANY, Plaintiff, vs. THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST MARGIE O. SMITH A/K/A MARGIE ODEAN SMITH A/K/A MARGIE D. SMITH A/K/ A MARGIE SMITH, DECEASED et al, Defendant(s). CASE NO.: 23-2011-CA-000307 DIVISION: NOTICE OF ACTION TO: THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST MARGIE O. SMITH A/K/A MARGIE ODEAN SMITH A/K/A MARGIE D. SMITH A/K/ A MARGIE SMITH, DECEASED LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: UNKNOWN CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: UNKNOWN CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in GULF County, Florida: LOTS 9 AND 10, BLOCK D OF C. F. HANLON SUBDIVISION NO. 1, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE(S) 42, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses within 30 days after the first publication, if any, on Florida Default Law Group, P.L., Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is 4919 Memorial Highway, Suite 200, Tampa, Florida 33634, and file the original with this Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint or petition. This notice shall be published once each week for two consecutive weeks in the The Star. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court on this 19th day of October, 2011. Rebecca L. Norris, Clerk of the Court By: BA Baxter As Deputy Clerk **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Gulf County Courthouse #850-229-6113 (TDD) Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F11021934 November 3, 10, 2011 36205S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CENTENNIAL BANK, an Arkansas banking corporation, successor in interest to Coastal Community Bank, DBA Coastal Community Mortgage, a Florida Banking Corporation, Plaintiff, VS. KENDALL D. CRAWLEY, and WATAPPO PRESERVE OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC. Defendants. CASE NO: 11-211-CA NOTICE OF ACTION To: KENDALL D. CRAWLEY 1541 FARRINDON CIRCLE LAKE MARY, FL 32746 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following real property in Gulf County, Florida: Lot 143, Wetappo according to plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 5, Page 36 through 42 of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Barbara Sanders, Sanders and Duncan, P.A., the plaintiffs attorney, whose address is P.O. Box 157, Apalachicola, Florida 32320, on or before December 5, 2011, and file the original with the clerk of this Court either before service on the plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition. DATED on October 24, 2011. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk November 3, 10, 2011 36221S RE: REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FROM ACCOUNTING FIRMS To Whom It May Concern: The Port St. Joe Port Authority (Port) is currently requesting proposals from interested and qualified Certified Public Accounting firms, registered and licensed under the laws of Florida, to provide auditing services. The selected firm will be required to perform an annual audit of the Ports financial activities in accordance with generally accepted standards, with Government Accounting Standards issued by the Comptroller General of the United States, and with Rules of the Auditor General of the State of Florida. The selected firm will be engaged for a term of three years. The proposal is to include the fee for the first year and the services will begin with the annual audit of the prior fiscal year of October 1, 2010, through September 30, 2011. In August 2012 and August 2013, the Port and the selected firm will review the scope of services and the fee for the second and third years respectively. In addition to the fee for the first year, proposals are to include (1) statements of qualifications for the firm and its principals who will be responsible for providing the services and (2) statements of experience in providing similar accounting services to governmental entities. Proposals are to be marked with RFP Audit Services and received by the Port by noon, Thursday, November 10th. After that deadline Port staff will open the proposals and assemble them for consideration by the Port Commissioners at the Authoritys meeting on Wednesday, November 16th. The Ports address is 206 Monument Avenue, Port St. Joe, FL 32456. The phone number is 850-229-5240 should there be any questions. Thank you for your interest in providing auditing services to the Port St. Joe Port Authority. November 3, 10, 2011 36233S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION IN RE: ESTATE OF JAMES THOMAS McNEILL, SR. Deceased. File Number 11-13PR NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION The administration of the estate of JAMES THOMAS McNEILL, SR., deceased, whose date of death was July 4, 2010 and whose social security number is XXX-XX-XXXX, is pending in the Circuit Court for Gulf County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. Governor reshapes Port Authority board By Tim Croft Star News Editor Gov. Rick Scott, who has championed the states ports as economic engines, recently ap pointed to new members and re appointed one veteran to the Port St. Joe Port Authority. Johanna White, chairwoman of the Port Authority, was reap pointed to another four-year term while Leonard Costin and Jessica Rish were appointed to seats pre viously held by Johhny Mize and Allen Cox, respectively. The new appointees bring new ideas and a different per spective, said Tommy Pitts, ex ecutive director of the Port Au thority. We appreciate the lead ership of the former members, but the new members will bring a new perspective. They will bring enthusiasm to the board. Costin will certainly bring that enthusiasm. During an interview, he rattled off a number of initia tives he would like to see the port undertake as well as a desire to form a citizens committee to ad vocate for the port. As so goes the port so goes Port St. Joe, thats the way I feel about it. I am very passionate about the port, Costin said. The port is the greatest asset in Port St. Joe, and we need to get every body in the community on board. We are moving forward. The Port of Port St. Joe is one of 14 deepwater ports in the state and the only one that has not been developed. Costin, 69, has been a self-em ployed certied public accoun tant since 1972. He served in the United States Navy from 1962 to 1967 and received his bachelors degree from Georgia State Uni versity. His term ends July 18, 2015. Im real excited, but I am probably going to stir things up on the board, Costin said. Weve got to get out there and get some people coming in and using the port. We have to let people know we are moving forward. We have a lot of irons in the re. Rish, 35, expressed the same kind of enthusiasm about her ap pointment and about the future for the port. Im excited about the oppor tunity, about the opportunities the port offers and the opportu nity it offers for the community, Rish said. It can be huge. It is a great time, its an important time for the port. Im extremely ex cited because we are at a pivotal time for the port. Rish said there is a decided learning curve, alluding to the volumes of documents the port master plan, newspaper and magazine articles and research on past and current opportuni ties but said the opportunities are there for the port. It has to be something that doesnt hurt our beautiful natural resources; they have to co-exist, but there is a lot of opportunity, Rish said. We denitely need to get any traction we can and make the right public/private partner ships. There is real opportunity. Rish said she would like to see one such partnership with tour ism stakeholders statewide, fur ther noting that upon completion of the Panama Canal, there will be additional opportunities. Rish is a real estate manager with Gulf Coast Real Estate LLC. She was a sales account execu tive for Zenith Labornet from 2006 to 2009, as well as a projects manager for Sandcastle Develop ers LLC from 2006 to 2008. Rish received her bachelors degree from the University of Georgia. Her term ends Sept. 9, 2015. White said years of discus sions about the port are on the verge of paying dividends. She said the importance of the port on economic development is evidenced by Scotts desire to speak with applicants individu ally, something his predecessors, former governors Jeb Bush and Charlie Crist, did not do. She said after a conversation with Scott and Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll, she came away excited for the next four years. It felt good because this is my third term, and I am prob ably the longest serving mem ber of the board, White said. I feel like in the last less than two years we have made progress. We are getting a lot more inqui ries. Several factors are in play. One, the expansion of the Pan ama Canal due to be nished in two years and two, the more col legial working relationship with the St. Joe Company following years of visioning about the port that went nowhere. At the same time, the Port of Port St. Joe has completed a barge bulkhead along the Intra coastal Waterway and purchased the old Arizona Chemical site, which brings the ports acreage of ownership to roughly 100. While the port returned the leased bayside land north of the old mill site back to St. Joe, the change of regime has the compa ny marketing the mill site, which includes a deepwater bulkhead, and northern parcel to attract shipping and marine activities that will only help the port grow. St Joe has been great to work with, White said. The new re gime is great. A 180-degree turn. The Panama Canal expansion has increased inquiries and Gov. Scott is trying to get the red tape (that has hindered port develop ment) out of the way. Im excited. We have several good prospects. Its an honor (to be reappointed). I look forward to working with the new board members and the existing board members. And I look forward to getting jobs here. That, White said, is para mount for the port, to begin the job creation that so many see as the countys best chance for sus tainable, decent-paying jobs. Weve got to create jobs, White said. We have talked about it too long. I told Tommy I would like to see some kind of announcement (about a new port customer bringing jobs) by the end of the year. We are making progress. White, 51, is vice president of business development for Vision Bank since 2008. Previously, she was president of Capital City Bank in Port St. Joe from 1978 to 2008. White has served as trea surer of the Gulf County Cham ber of Commerce since 2010 and the Port St. Joe Kiwanis Club since 1998. Her term ends July 25, 2015. SPECIAL TO T HE STAR Johanna White had a lengthy interview with Gov. Rick Scott and Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll before her reappointment as chairwoman of the Port Authority. As so goes the port so goes Port St. Joe, thats the way I feel about it. I am very passionate about the port. The port is the greatest asset in Port St. Joe, and we need to get everybody in the community on board. We are moving forward.L eonard C ostin member, Port St. Joe Port Authority Business | Classieds

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CLASSIFIEDSThursday, November 10, 2011 The Star | B7 ToPlace Your Classified ad inCall Our New Numbers Now!Call:850-747-5020 Toll Free:800-345-8688 Fax:850-747-5044 Email:thestar@pcnh.com Email:thetimes@pcnh.com theAPALACHICOLA & CARRABELLETIMES CALLOURNEWNUMBERSNOW The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the decedent’s estate must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE BARRED NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is November 3, 2011. Personal Representative: BETTY L. McNEILL 1031 Indian Pass Rd. Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Attorney for Personal Representative: Charles A. Costin Florida Bar No. 699070 Post Office Box 98 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 Telephone: (850) 227-1159 November 3, 10, 2011 36295S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION IN RE: ESTATE OF Samuel William Berkheiser Deceased. File No. 2011-76-PR NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Samuel W. Berkheiser, deceased, whose date of death was January 21, 2011, is pending in the Circuit Court for Gulf County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 1000 Ceceil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd, Port St. Joe, FL 32456. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is November 3, 2011. Personal Representative: Samuel W. Berkheiser, Jr. 40 5th Street Apalachicola, FL 32320 Attorney for Personal Representative: Max W. McCord Florida Bar No. 28119 105 West 5th Street Panama City, FL 32401 (850) 640-1131 November 3, 10, 2011 36329S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 11-135-CA CAPITAL CITY BANK, Plaintiff, vs. BARBARA STOKES; VILLAGE GREEN BY THE SEA SUBDIVISION PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION; and UNKNOWN TENANTS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause, in the Circuit Court of Franklin County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in Franklin and Gulf Counties, Florida, described as: Franklin County Properties: Lot 41, VILLAGE GREEN BY THE SEA-PHASE II, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 8, Page(s) 17, of the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida. Lot 40, VILLAGE GREEN BY THE SEA-PHASE II, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 8, Page(s) 17, of the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida. Gulf County Property: Lot 18 and a portion of Lot 19, Block 4, WARD RIDGE FLORIDA UNIT TWO according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 4, In the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida, being more particularly described as follows: Begin at the North corner of Lot 19, Block 4, WARD RIDGE FLORIDA UNIT TWO; thence along the North boundary line of Lot 18, N8411’12”E, 127.87 feet to the iron rod and cap marking the Northeast corner of said Lot 18; thence along the East boundary line of said Lot 18, S2058’22”E, 105.34 feet to an iron rod marking the Southeasterly corner of said Lot 18, said corner being on the Northerly right of way line of Ramsey circle and a non tangent curve concave to the Southeast; thence Westerly along said right of way line, along said curve, having a radius of 40.00 feet, a central angle of 11630’41” for an arc length of 81.34 feet (chord to said curve bears S6543’18”W, 68.03 feet); thence leaving said right of way line S8753’39”W, 102.47 feet to a point on the West line of Lot 19; thence along said West line N0000’00”E, 117.17 feet to the Point of Beginning. at public sale, to the highest bidder, for cash, at the front door of the Franklin County Courthouse, Apalachicola, Florida at 11:00 a.m., on December 6, 2011. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, other than the property owner, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Marica M. Johnson Clerk of Circuit Court By: Terry E. Creamer Deputy Clerk November 10, 17, 2011 36305S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CENTENNIAL BANK, as successor in interest to GULF STATE COMMUNITY BANK, Plaintiff, vs CHARLES HENRY GALLOWAY and MICHAEL TAD WARFEL Defendant(s) CASE NO.: 10-000401-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: Lot Three (3), HOG WILD SUBDIVISION as per official plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 5, Page 19, Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. 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 December 1, 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 27th 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 November 10, 17, 2011 36335S IN THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CENTENNIAL BANK, as successor in interest to COASTAL COMMUNITY BANK, Plaintiff, vs. RAYMOND E. GOOD, FISERV TRUST COMPANY, as trustee for the benefit of DAVID L. GOOD, DAVID L. GOOD, individually, and JANET L. GOOD, individually, Defendants. CASE NO. 2010-399-CA NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated October 25, 2011, and entered in Civil Action No. 2010-399-CA of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida, wherein the parties were the plaintiff, CENTENNIAL BANK, as successor in interest to COASTAL COMMUNITY BANK, and the defendants, RAYMOND E. GOOD, FISERV TRUST COMPANY, as trustee for the benefit of DAVID L. GOOD, DAVID L. GOOD, individually, and JANET L. GOOD, individually, I will sell to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at 11:00 a.m. (Eastern Time) on the 1st day of December, 2011, at the front door of the Gulf County Courthouse, Port St. Joe, Florida, the following-described real property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: Begin at a found one-half inch diameter iron rod at the intersection of the easterly boundary line of Original Government Lot 1, Fractional Section 22, Township 9 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida, with the northerly right of way of County Road #30E (formerly State Road #30E); thence run South 83 degrees 35 minutes 47 seconds West along said northerly right of way for a distance of 75.61 feet to a set one-half inch diameter iron rod and cap LB#732; thence leaving said northerly right of way run North 00 degrees 51 minutes 17 seconds East for a distance of 3119.37 feet, more or less, to the existing bulk head line (bulk head not found); thence run East 75.01 feet; thence run South 00 degrees 51 minutes 17 seconds West along the easterly boundary line of Original Government Lot 1 for a distance of 3110.94 feet to the point of beginning. The successful bidder at the sale will be required to place the requisite state documentary stamps on the Certificate of Title. DATED this 27th day of October, 2011. HON. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF COURT Gulf County, Florida By: BA Baxter Clerk/Deputy Clerk FRANK A. BAKER, ESQ. 4431 Lafayette Street Marianna, FL 32446 November 10, 17, 2011 36361S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION: CASE NO.: 23-2010-CA-000265 NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE, LLC, Plaintiff, vs. RICHARD W TEETS, et al, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE. IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 25th day of October, 2011, and entered in Case No. 23-2010-CA000265, of the Circuit Court of the 14TH Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida, wherein NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE, LLC is the Plaintiff and RICHARD W TEETS, CHARLES SEYMOUR and UNKNOWN TENANT (S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the, FRONT LOBBY OF THE GULF COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 1000 5TH STREET, PORT ST. JOE, FL 32456, 11:00 AM on the 1st day of December, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 2, BLOCK 49, OF THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL MAP ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Dated this 27th day of October, 2011. REBECCA NORRIS Clerk Of The,Circuit Court By; BA Baxter Deputy Clerk Law Offices of Marshall C. Watson, P.A. 1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309 Telephone: (954) 453-0365 Facsimile: (954) 771-6052 Toll Free: 1-800-441-2438 10-27041 November 10, 17, 2011 36385S ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS The City of Port St. Joe will receive sealed bids from any qualified person, company, or corporation interested in providing construction services for the following project: BILLY JOE RISH PARKING LOT This project includes approximately 9,400 S.F. of brick paver parking lot, concrete ribbon curb and stormwater facilities. Completion date for this project will be 75 days from the date of the Notice to Proceed presented to the successful bidder. Liquidated damages for failure to complete the project on the specified date will be set at $100 per day. Please indicate on the envelope that this is a sealed bid for “Billy Joe Rish Parking Lot”. Bids will be received until 3:00 P.M. Eastern Time, on November 22, 2011 at the City of Port St. Joe City Hall, 305 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL 32456, and will be opened and read aloud at 3:15 P.M. Eastern Time. Plans and Specifications can be obtained at Preble-Rish, Inc., 324 Marina Drive, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456, (850) 227-7200. Cost for Plans and Specifications will be $50.00 per set and is non-refundable. Checks should be made payable to PREBLE-RISH, INC. The City of Port St. Joe reserves the right to reject any and all bids. All bids shall remain firm for a period of sixty days after the opening. All bidders shall comply with all applicable state and local laws concerning licensing registration and regulation of contractors doing business in the State of Florida. November 10, 2011 36387S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, STATE OF FLORIDA Case No. 11-269CA FIRST STATE BANK OF BLAKELY, Plaintiff, VS. JERRY J. GLEATON, JR.; LUCIA ANN GLEATON; CENTENNIAL BANK, as successor by merger to APALACHICOLA STATE BANK, a Division of Coastal Community Bank; SURFSIDE ESTATES OWNERS’ ASSOCIATION, INC.; UNKNOWN TENANT(S) 1; UNKNOWN TENANT(S) II; and UNKNOWN TENANT(S) III, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO DEFENDANTS: JERRY J. GLEATON, JR., AND LUCIA ANN GLEATON YOU ARE NOTIFIED OF THE FOLLOWING: The above-named Plaintiff, FIRST STATE BANK OF BLAKELY, has instituted the above-captioned civil action against you seeking, without limitation, specific performance of a mortgage contract or to foreclose a mortgage with respect to the following-described property lying and situate in Gulf County, Florida: Lot 29: Begin at the intersection of the West line of Government Lot 1, Section 22, Township 9 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida and the South R/W line of County Road No. 30-E (having a 100 foot RJW); thence East along said South R/W line which is a curve concave to the South and having a radius of 2242.01 feet, for an arc distance of 122.46 feet, said arc having a chord of 122.45 feet bearing N8111’37”E to the West R/W line of Moonrise Avenue n/k/a Polaris Drive; thence S0051’50”W along said West R/W line for 90.22 feet; thence leaving said West R/W line S8111’37”W for 122.45 feet to the West line of said Government Lot 1; thence N0051’45”E along said West line for 90.22 feet to the Point of Beginning. Lot 35: Commence at the intersection of the West line of Government Lot 1, Section 22, Township 9 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida and the South R/W line of County Road No. 30-E (having a 100 foot R/W); thence S0051’45”W along said West line for 541.32 feet to the Point of Beginning; thence N8111’37”E for 122.44 feet to the West R/W line of Moonrise Avenue, n/k/a Polaris Drive; thence S0051’50”W along said West R/W line for 90.22 feet to the North R/W line of Gulf Drive; thence S8111’37”W along said North R/W line and the Westerly extension thereof for 122.44 feet to the West line of said Government Lot 1; thence N0051’45”E along said West line for 90.22 feet to the Point of Beginning. Lot 43: Commence at the intersection of the South R/W line of County Road No. 30-E (having a 100 foot R/W) and the West R/W line of Beach Avenue n/k/a Pebble Beach Avenue (having a 66 foot R/W); thence S0051’50”W along said West R/W line for 649.82 feet to the South R/W line of Gulf Drive; thence S8330’17”W along said South R/W line for 203.80 feet to the Point of Beginning; thence leaving said South R/W line S0051’50”W for 236.15 feet; thence S8419’02”W for 50.86 feet; thence N0051’50”E for 235.41 feet to said South R/W line; thence N8330’17”E along said South R/W line for 50.95 feet to the Point of Beginning. LESS AND EXCEPT THE FOLLOWING: ACCESS PARCEL THROUGH LOT 35, SURFSIDE ESTATES PHASE II: A portion of Lot 35, Surfside Estates Phase II, as recorded in Plat Book 3, Pages 46 and 47, of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida, being more particularly described as follows: Begin at the Southeast corner of said Lot 35; thence along the South line of said Lot 35, S8020’12”W, 82.61 feet; thence leaving said South line N0343’57”W, 32.88 feet; thence N8332’ 15”E, 84.55 feet to a point on the East line of said Lot 35; thence along said East line S0051’50”W, 28.46 feet to the Point of Beginning. ALSO LESS AND EXCEPT THE FOLLOWING: Any portion of the following lots that may lie within the above descriptions: Lots 31 and 44, Surfside Estates, Phase 11, as recorded in Plat Book 3, Pages 46 and 47, in the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Gulf County, Florida. YOU ARE HEREBY REQUIRED, within thirty (30) days after the first publication of this Notice of Action, to file written defenses with the Gulf County, Florida Clerk of the Courts, and to serve a copy of the same on the above-named Plaintiff or his or her attorney whose name and address are as follows: MOORE, CLARKE, DUVALL & RODGERS, P.C. Attn.: Matthew E. Eutzler, Esq. 2805 N. Oak Street, Suite A Valdosta, Georgia 31602 WITNESS my hand and the seal of said Court on October 28, 2011. Judge, Circuit Court Gulf County, Florida Fourteenth Judicial Circuit Rebecca L. Norris, Clerk Clerk of the Circuit Court By: BA Baxter As Deputy Clerk November 10, 17, 2011 36395S CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS Sealed bids for City of Port St. Joe Landscaping and Grounds Maintenance will be received at City Hall, 305 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida 32456 up until 4:00 PM EST, Wednesday November 30, 2011. Bids will be publicly opened and acknowledged, Wednesday November 30, 2011 at 4:05 PM EST, in the City Commission Room. Bids shall be submitted in a sealed envelope, plainly marked with bidder’s name, address, date and time of opening, and bid number for “City of Port St. Joe Grounds Maintenance”. DESCRIPTION OF WORK: Work consists of landscape, grounds, and sports field maintenance of the following sites: James “Benny” Roberts Sports Park, Centennial Building, Lamar Faison Soccer Complex, Buck Griffin Lake, Pony League Ball Field, Washington Recreation Center, Port St Joe, FL 32456. The landscaping services required include weeding, cultivating, trimming, pruning, mowing, edging and baseball and softball field prep and maintenance. A more detailed description of the work requirements is available in the bid package. BID NO: 2011-10 Copies of the Bid Package are available on the City website at www.cityofportstjoe.com and at City Hall, 305 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida 32456 The documents may be examined at this address or obtained free of charge. The City of Port St. Joe reserves the right to accept or reject any and all Statements of Bids in whole or in part, to waive informalities in the process, to obtain new Statements of Bids, or to postpone the opening pursuant to the City’s purchasing policies. Each Statement of Bid shall be valid to the City of Port St. Joe for a period of sixty (30) days after the opening. The City of Port St. Joe is an Equal Opportunity Employer This notice dated November 4, 2011 John Grantland, Public Works Director November 10, 17, 2011 36399S NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS The City of Port St. Joe will receive sealed bids from any qualified person, company or corporation interested in constructing: PHASE I WATER SYSTEM IMPROVEMENTS The project consist of constructing approximately 24,100 LF of 6” PVC, 14,050 LF of 3” PVC water main, 25 fire hydrants, 2,900 LF of 2” PVC service line, and associated appurentences as shown on in the construction plans to provide water service for 610 existing residences in the Port St. Joe community. Plans and specifications can be obtained at Preble-Rish, Inc., 324 Marina Drive, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456, (850) 227-7200. The bid must conform to Section 287.133(3) Florida Statutes, on public entity crimes. Cost for Plans and Specifications will be $500.00 per set and is non-refundable. Checks should be made payable to PREBLE-RISH, INC. The completion date for this project will be 365 days for Substantial Completion and 395 days for Final Completion from the date of the Notice to Proceed presented to the successful bidder. Liquidated damages for failure to complete the project on the specified date will be set at $200.00 per day. Please indicate on the envelope that this is a sealed bid, for the “Phase I Water System Improvements”. Bids will be received until 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time, on December 15, 2011 at the City of Port St. Joe City Hall, 305 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456, and will be opened and read aloud at 3:15 p.m. Eastern Time. The City of Port St. Joe is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Handicapped Accessible/Fair Housing Jurisdiction. The City of Port St. Joe reserves the right to waive informalities in any bid, to accept and/or reject any or all bids, and to accept the bid that in their judgment will be in their best interest. All bids shall remain firm for a period of sixty days after the opening. A mandatory Pre-Bid Conference will be held at the office of Preble-Rish, Inc., 324 Marina Drive, Port St. Joe, Florida (850) 227-7200 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time, November 21, 2011. All bidders shall comply with all applicable State and local laws concerning licensing registration and regulation of contractors doing business to the State of Florida. If you have any questions, please call Willie T. Payne at (850) 227-7200. November 10, 17, 2011 36427S NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAW PURSUANT TO SECTION 865.09, FLORIDA STATUTES NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of GULF AMATEUR RADIO SOCIETY, located at 229 West Arm Drive, in the County of Gulf, in the City of Wewahitchka, Florida 32465, intends to register the said name with the Divisions of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated at Wewahitchka, Florida, this 7th day of November, 2011 Gulf Amateur Radio Society November 10, 2011 36423S NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS BID #1112-01 The Gulf County Tourist Development Council will receive bids from any person, company or corporation interested in providing the following: Printing of the Gulf County Visitor Guide 60 plus cover total 64 page visitor guides (provide + 4 pgs. Text quote also) Page size 8.5 x 11.0 Cover: 80 lb. gloss Text: 80 lb. matte book Ink: 4/4 process inks throughout, plus UV on outside cover with bleeds Bindery/Finishing: saddle stitch 11” side Shipping/Delivery: specify if included in quote or provide estimate Proof: PDF and Epson hard copy proof required -provide costs associated Quantity: 40,000 50,000 60,000 Please indicate on the envelope YOUR COMPANY NAME that this is a SEALED BID and include the BID NUMBER Additional information may be obtained from the Gulf County Tourist Development Council 150 Captain Fred’s Place Port St. Joe, Florida, 32456 or from the County website at www.gulfcountygovernment.c om. Proposals must contain a detailed printing timeline, cost estimates and samples of similarly quoted print material; and must be turned in to the Gulf County Clerk’s Office at 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Blvd, Room 148, Port St. Joe, Florida, 32456, by 4:00 p.m., E.T., on Monday, November 28, 2011. Bids will be opened at this same location on Tuesday, November 29, 2011, at 10:00 a.m., E.T. Any questions concerning this bid should be directed to T.D.C Director Tim Kerigan at 850-229-7800. November 10, 17, 2011 Airlines are hiring Train for hands on Aviation career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified. Job Placement Assistance. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 877-206-9405 Earn College Degree Online *Medical Business, *Criminal Justice. Job Placement Assistance. Computer available. Financial aid if qualified. SCHEV certified. Call 866-467-0054 www.CenturaOnline.com Partners in Grime Cleaning Services 850-630-8471. or 850-340-0492 For Homes or Condo’s free estimates by phone! D & B Home Repairs Inc.Featuring Seamless Gutters. 12 colors available. Call 850-340-0605

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B8| The Star Thursday, November 10, 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 $89,900 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 2042253 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 316 & 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; LE AS ED located at the cor n g;$10psfmod gr 108 S. E. AVE. A CARRABELLE, FLORIDA 32322850-697-9604 850-323-0444 www.seacrestre.com PROPERTY MANAGEMENT AND RENTALSRENTALS2 BR 1 BA UNFURNISHED HOUSE Downtown, LR, DR, Storage Room .................$6501 BR 1 BA UNFURNISHED HOUSE .....$500DOWNTOWN RIVER CONDO, BOAT SLIP3 Night Minimum .......................$105 PLUS DAILYPIRATES LANDING 1 BR CONDO/POOL3 Night Minimum .......................$105 PLUS DAILY3 BR 3 BA FURNISHED CONDOLong Term, Pool..............................................$8502 BR 1 BA FURNISHED APARTMENTDen & Living Area ..........................................$5503 BR 2 BA FURNISHED CONDO Boat & Car Parking ..............................$850 WKLY3 BR 1 BA FURNISHED APARTMENTPet Friendly ...................WKLY & MONTHLY RATES The Apalachicola Bay Charter School (ABC School) is accepting applications for the following position:Teacher AssistantPlease send resume to: Chimene Johnson, Principal ABC School 98 12th Street, Apalachicola, FL 32320 or email to abcschool@live.comEqual Opportunity Employer BADCOCK & MORE HOME FURNITURE NOW HIRING Delivery & Furniture Assembly Personnel. *32 hr work week *Must have a Valid Driver’s License & own transportation *Starting pay $8.00/hr 90 day probation period Apply in Person at: 515 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd, Port St. Joe HELP WANTEDPRIME RESTAURANT INC. Kitchen Manager or Asst. Kitchen Manager with Culinary experience. Send Resume to: 1302 Hwy 98 #3G Mexico Beach, FL 32456 These tiny ads sell, hire, rent and inform for thousands of families each week. L et a little Classified ad do a big j ob for you. Property for sale or lease as Office. Recently remodeled. 2 br, 1 ba, with deck in back. Zoned for both commercial and residential use. 510 6th St. Port St. Joe $800 month. 850-527-6678 Text FL85188 to 56654 Price ReducedFSBO : 5.5 acres White City, Fl. Nice property, minutes to Intercoastal Water Way. Convenient to beaches, reasonable offers considered. call 904-626-1482 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. 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. 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 HOME FOR RENT AT WILLIS LANDINGA Nature Lovers Paradise!! Quality Custom home 9ft Ceiling’s, Hardwood floor’s, tile, kitchen bar.Located next to Willis Landing Boat ramp on the Brothers River. Located 10 miles south of Wewahitchka and only 18 miles north of beautiful Mexico Beach and only 32 miles from Panama City. The Apalachicola River is only a 15 minute boat ride.1,600 SF 3 Bed/2 Bath $800/month. Call 850-689-8881 Text FL85680 to 56654 PSJ -1911 Cypress Ave. 3 br, 1.5 bath in Nice neighborhood, close to schools. $675 mo, $300 dep. One year lease. Call 850-867-3368 Mexico Beach Store Front. 2500 sf on Hwy 98 with 32 car parking. 5 year lease with option to buy. 850-348-7774 Text FL83641 to 56654 OtherWorship LeaderWho plays keyboard or guitar for Beach ministry in Mexico Beach. Call (850) 215-8785 Now Hiring!Are You Making Less Than $40,000 Per Year?Covenant TransportNeeds Driver Trainees Now! No experience required. *Immediate Job Placement Assistance *OTR, Regional, & Local Jobs CALL NOW FOR MORE INFORMATION 1-866-280-5309 Port St. Joe. 1207 Palm Blvd. Friday Nov 11th and Saturday 12th. 8:am-1:pm TV, TV stand, desk, dishes, ect. Mexico Beach 1902 Hwy 98 & 19th Street, Sat 8:30 a.m.-?; Xmas items and misc items. Mexico Beach 305 Hatley Dr, South off of 15th Street, Thurs-Sat 9:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.Multi FamilyMirrors, material, dishes, TVs, all kinds of household goods. Mexico Beach 42nd St. Hwy 98 from Tyndall, right on 42nd sSr. Nov 12th, 9 Eastern 8 CentralHuge clearing out saleAntiques, 50’s porcelain enamel kitchen table, Books, Clothing, dishes, yard & home, art, drafting table, truck, nautical, John Perry, toys, furniture, Christmas Port St Joe 524 3rd Street, Saturday Nov 12th 8:00 a.m.-?Nice Stuff!Little girls, ladies & mens clothes, comforter sets, toys, furniture, & much more! Port St. Joe, 1704 Long Ave Saturday, No 12th. 7:am-1:pmFundraiser The Karate SchoolMulti families, tools, books, housewares, shoes, cabinets, washer & dryers, table chairs, ect. All must go! 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. $50 REWARDTarpon 100 Yellow KayakMissing since Nov. 2nd from 98 and St Joseph Drive. If you have info call us at 850-229-8700 Extra Mile Pet SittingHome visits/overnight in the comfort of your pets home. Mexico Bch Diana 227-5770 Dan 227-8225 extramilepetsitting.com 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. Need a helping hand? Advertise in the Help Wanted Section in the Classifieds JOB NOTICE The City of Port St. Joe (pop. 3,758) is accepting applications for the following position:Water Plant SupervisorPlease submit an application and cover letter along with ve references to The City of Port St. Joe, Attn: Charlotte Pierce, POB 278, Port St. Joe, FL 32457. Applications and a full job description can be found on our website cityofportstjoe.com. If you have any questions, please contact Charlotte Pierce at (850)229-8261. The Position will be open until lled. Salary will be DOQ. The City of Port St. Joe is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace. Park your car in Classified and see it take off in the fast lane



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50 For breaking news, visit www.starfl.comSubscribe to The Star800-345-8688For your hometown paper delivered to your home! Real Estate Ad deadline is Thursday 11 a.m. ET Legal ad deadline is Friday 11 a.m. ET Display ad deadline is Friday 11 a.m. ET 227-1278 Classied deadline is Monday 5 p.m. ET 747-5020 TABLE OF CONTENTS YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER SINCE 1937 THE S TAR Thursday, NOVEMBER 10 2011 By Valerie GarmanStar Staff Writer In an effort to save tax payers dollars, the Mexico Beach City Council is ex ploring options for a new partnership in law enforcement. Bay County Sheriff Frank McKeithen ad dressed the council at a workshop Nov. 2 to answer commissioners questions about a potential partner ship with the city. With the economy like it is, our revenues arent what they once were, said city manager Chris Hubbard. The city council just wanted to look at options to save taxpayers money. McKeithen was asked to complete an audit of the Mexico Beach Police De partment back in September, and as a part of the au dit, ofcials inquired about the cost of having the Bay County Sheriffs Ofce pa trol the area. The council weighed the options at the meeting, not ing the partnership would expend the citys $482,000 law enforcement budget, but could provide the area with more resources. It would roughly cost the same, if not a bit more, Hubbard said. But because we are a small op eration, we dont have the investigators, the crime scene technicians, the same resources that they have.Star Staff ReportBelow are events be ing held around the county to commemorate Veterans Day. Port St. Joe High School will hold a community-wide Veterans Day Celebration honoring all who served de fending liberty and freedom. The ceremony will be held at the school on Friday, Nov. 11 at 9 a.m. ET. Port St. Joe Elementary School will host a Veterans Day Program on Friday, Nov. 11 at 1 p.m. ET in the Port St. Joe Elementary Gymnasium. The program will feature Commander Marty Jarosz as the guest speaker. Refreshments will be provided following the ceremony. The Wewahitchka Ele mentary School third grade class will hold a performance titled We Remember in honor of Veterans Day on Friday Nov. 11. The program begins at 9:30 a.m. CT. The public is invited to an awards ceremony honor ing Mr. Brooks B. Aitchison of Port St. Joe who has been appointed a Chevalier of the French Legion of Honor. The Legion of Honor was created by Napoleon in 1802 to acknowledge services rendered to France by persons of great merit. Aitchison will be honored for his courage and devotion to the great cause of freedom during World War II. Major General (Ret.) James E. Simmons will present this award on behalf of the French at VFW Post 10069 in Highland View at 1 p.m. ET on Friday, Nov. 11. A meal will follow the cer emony. VFW Post 8285 in Wewa hitchka will host a dinner for veterans and their families on Friday Nov. 11 at 6 p.m. CT at the Senior Citizens building in Wewahitchka. All veterans are invited to attend. VFW membership is not required. The Port St. Joe High School NJROTC will be performing the ag ceremonies. By Tim CroftStar News Editor Now rising near the end of Field of Dreams Avenue in Port St. Joe a dream. A vision six-years in the transformation to reality, ground was broken Monday on the new South Gulf County fa cility for North Florida Child Development, Inc. And a bit on the tardy side, noted Richard A. Machek, state director of U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Develop ment, as Cathey Construc tion was preparing to pour footers and foundation, the outline of the rst new school in the county in 40 years already constructed. The facility, which will re place an existing facility at the old Highland View Elementary School, will be larger and will create new jobs in a county des perately in need of them. Dreams do come true, said Sharon Gaskin, CEO of NFCD. This has been a dream of ours for six years. She later added that the day felt surreal and I am privileged to be here. The NFCD facility will be 17,800 square feet and will include 12 classrooms, a kitchen and a medical room that will provide both medi cal and dental services for the children aged 0-5 that NFCD which operates Head Start and Early Head Start among other programs serves. The latter service is new for NFCD, funded by a grant from the Jessie Ball DuPont Foun dation. You must address the edu cation of our youth to pave the way for a rm foundation and you cant do that unless those children are healthy, said key note speaker Congressman Steve Southerland (R-North Florida), who noted the many children with hearing, vision, hygienic and nutritional de cits before walking into a class room. I am thrilled with what you By Tim CroftStar News Editor Tourism took a big leap forward in Gulf County for 2011. With the nal scal year numbers in hand, Gulf Tourist Development Council executive director Tim Kerigan said last week that bed tax collections for 2010-11 were up 14.4 per cent from the prior scal year. The scal year runs from the rst of October to the end of September and the increase reects a yearlong trend that has seen bed tax collections rise every month compared to the year prior. Weve had a record month every month, Ker igan said. Hopefully things will continue. In terms of dollars, the increase for the year rep resented an additional $107,000 in bed tax collec tions. Those funds, Kerigan said, would be used to sus tain and increase the mo mentum realized this year. September 2011 collec tions were up by 51 percent, raising $74,190 compared to the $49,091 collected in September 2010. Kerigan pointed to the PoJo Live Music Festival, a successful and extended scallop season and other events. Tourism has become a cornerstone of the Gulf County economy with these numbers indicating a steady recovery since By Tim Croft and Valerie Garman Star Staff Writers The City of Port St. Joe is not out of chances to gain title to the former Gulf Pines Hospital and land. Though a bankruptcy court mandated deadline for taking title passed in September, there are indica tions that the Internal Reve nue Service, the only litigant remaining with any claim to the land, may be willing to work with the city, said city attorney Tom Gibson. There is still some nego tiating room with the IRS, Gibson said during last weeks regular bi-monthly meeting. City manager Charlie Weston indicated that at the request of commissioners he is exploring with a con tractor, at no cost to the city, the availability of any grants for asbestos clean-up at the former hospital. Weston indicated the contractor believed the city could receive as much as $200,000 in grant funding for asbestos abatement, which would lower the cost of tak ing possession of the prop erty. Weston said Monday that he was doing as instructed and noted that other costs associated with taking title to the property, in particular demolition, remain. The grant dollars are for the removal of asbestos only, Weston said. The hitch is that the city must have title to the land to apply for a grant from the federal Environmental Pro tection Agency Browneld Cleanup Grant. Weston said commissioners would have to make a decision by their next meeting. The city will hold a public hearing during its regular meeting on Tuesday. The decision will be whether to take the title of the property, Gibson said. If we take the title, we can apply for this grant. In other business taken up during last weeks meet ing: The city has responded to a request from Waste Pro, the citys trash and recycling contractor, for a 3.6 percent increase effective Jan. 1, 2012. The city commis sioners agreed to a one-year moratorium on any rate in creases when Waste Pro took over Emerald Waste earlier this year wants Waste Pro to defer any increase until next years budget cycle. We were under the im pression we werent sup posed to have a waste in crease, Weston said. What were trying to do here is keep these rates from in creasing. The city has yet to receive a response from its letter. The city is waiting on complete plans for water line replacement, a $2.3 mil lion project to replace eight miles of the oldest, steel pipes in the city, part of a broader mission to replace some 20 miles of pipe in the water distribution system believed to be a culprit in the citys ongoing issues with water quality from the tap. The hope is to kick the project off in early January. Commissioner Bill Ken nedy suggested the city ex plore options for building an aquatic center, in particular through a possible partner ship with Gulf Coast State College. I think we need to put that back on the table, he said. Its a huge undertak ing, but we have a plan. An aquatic center was at one time considered an option for the county/city recreational complex for which land has been ear marked across from the Gulf/Franklin Center. Weve got all that land out there, and that was the plan, said Mayor Mel Magidson.PSJ still in the game for Gulf Pines/landVeterans Day events Mexico Beach considering law enforcement optionsBed tax collections nish up for the yearNorth Florida Child Development breaks ground on new school TIM CROFt T | The StarThe tossing of the dirt was a symbolic signal that a dream was becoming reality. Gaskin and the NFCD board were joined by Congressman Steve Southerland in the groundbreaking.See GROUnND A6 See BED tT AX A7 See OPtTIOnNS A7 YEAR EAR 74, NUMBER 4 Opinion . ....................................... AA4-AA5 Letters to the Editor . ................... AA5 Outdoors . ..................................... AA8 Sports.......................................... AA 9-A A 10 School News . ................................ BB3 Faith . ............................................. BB4 Obituaries . .................................... BB4 Classieds . .................................... 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LocalA2 | The Star Thursday, November 10, 2011 WE SALUTE OUR V eterans 11-11-11 Dogs for DogsFriday, November 11, 201111:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m.At Port St. Joe Marina 340 Marina Drive, Port St. Joe, Fl 32456 850-227-9393 Last month at Dogs for Dogs, Richard and Jacque Hance met Sir Jackson Magnis. I must say it was love at rst sight, between Jacque and Sir Jackson. Who can resist a black Labrador with big brown eyes! Richard and Jacque encourage everyone to come and meet the animals from the Port St. Joe Humane Society. They are all loving and need your family to consider sharing there home. Jackson is such a joy to have and he was trained by DAWGS in prision program. Sir Jackson like to pretend that he doesnt know what his commands are, but with some encouragement he responds and always gets a Good Jackson. A pets love and joy is infectious. If you try it, youll always be smiling. Be sure to come by the Port St. Joe Marina around lunchtime (11:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m.) and enjoy a hot dog or chili dog (max. 2 hot dogs) lunch, (chips, and soda included for a $5.00 cash donation. All proceeds will be given to the Humane Society. ALL VETERANSEAT FREE Special to The Star Emerson Cooling and Heating and Willis V. Rowan American Legion Post 116, Port St. Joe, thanks every one who helped make this benet a great success. It was a great night of rock n roll and delicious food, all to benet Covenant Hospice. Although a group effort, special thanks goes to Jim Emerson who spearhead ed this event, providing the venue and countless hours putting this concert together, with the help of some great volunteers. Too numerous to mention by name, and not wanting to leave anyone out, thanks go to the community busi nesses and special friends for their time and support in this worthwhile cause. On Monday, October 31, at their regular meeting, the American Legion Post 116 was honored to present donations of some $2,500 to Nanisa Anderson of Cov enant Hospice. Jim Emerson, First Vice Commander of American Legion Post 116 in Port St. Joe and Nanisa Anderson of Covenant HospiceRocktoberfest a great success

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OpinionA4 | The Star Keyboard KLATTERINGS USPS 518-880Published every Thursday at 135 W. U.S. 98 Port St. Joe, FL 32456 VP/Publisher: Karen Hanes Editor: Tim Croft POSTMASTER: Send address change to: The Star P.O. Box 308 Port St. Joe, FL 32457-0308 Phone 850-227-1278 PERIODICAL RATE POSTAGE PAID AT PORT ST. JOE, FL 32457 WEEKLY PUBLISHING SUBSCRIPTIONS PAYABLE IN ADVANCE IN COUNTY $24.15 year $15.75 six months OUT OF COUNTY $34.65 year $21 six monthsHome delivery subscribers may be charged a higher rate for holiday editons. TO ALL ADVERTISERSIn case of error or omissions in advertisements, the publishers do not hold themselves liable for damage further than the amount received for such advertisement. The spoken word is given scant attention; the printed word is thoughtfully weighed. The spoken word barely asserts; the printed word thoroughly convinces. The spoken word is lost; the printed word remains. Circulation:1-800-345-8688 Thursday, November 10, 2011Shades of red The phone rang at 1:35 a.m. I wasnt surprised.. or alarmed. Daddy, can you believe it! Can you believe it! Josh, his voice ringing with excitement, was checking in just seconds after David Freeses homer cleared the centereld fence in game six of the just-completed World Series. And no, I couldnt hardly believe it. Our beloved St. Louis Cardinals were down by two runs going into the bottom of the ninth. The Texas Rangers led the series 3 games to 2. And they had arguably the best relief pitcher in the major leagues. I knew enough baseball to understand the difculty, if not impossibility, of scoring two runs off a guy throwing 97-mile-an-hour fastballs. Yet the Cards managed to do it and send the game into extra innings. It was a near bout miracle for sure! When Texas scored two more in the top of the 10th, you knew it was overyou dont get two miracles in this game. But the Cards did! They tied it again in the bottom of the 10th on the best piece of hitting in the entire series by Lance Berkman. Freeses homer in the 11th won it. Have you ever seen anything like it? Josh was like a 10year-old kid with a new bike. And Dad, this series is over. The Rangers cant come back from a defeat like this. There is no way they can win game seven. I lay awake long after he hung up replaying game six of the 1985 World Series. The Cards seemingly had that game won when umpire Don Denkinger blew a call at rst base, which gave the Kansas City Royals the game. The Cards, with victory snatched from them, put up very little ght in game seven and were soundly defeated. Josh was right, this series was going to the Cardinals. Baseball is an amazing game. No clock. No time limits. My mind instantly dialed up 1964. The Cards came from way back in the pack to win the pennant on the last day of that season, and beat the Yankees in the World Series. I was as excited as a ten-year-old with a new bike. I drifted further back to an old stand up Zenith radio that brought the Cardinal games into our living room before TV, Sputniks and microwaves. Daddy pulled his chair up close; we would gather around at his feet and hold our collective breaths as Stan Musial, Rip Repulski or Wally Moon battled Warren Spahn, Robin Roberts or Joe Nuxhall in the late innings of a tight contest. You could walk to town on Saturday afternoon and keep up with the game. You wouldnt hardly miss a pitch. Each house had the game blasting away. If either team had runners on base, we might linger in a yard to see if anyone scored. Harry Caray, the venerable Cardinal announcer, kept us abreast of score, inning, hitter, weather, fan activity, wind direction, cloud movement and how the rival Brooklyn Dodgers were fairing on any particular day. Life wasnt complicated by political correctness, scud missiles, Fannie Mae or Homeland Security alerts. Baseball was timeless. Symmetrical. Endearing. Constant. Seamless. Ive seen life hang in the balance in that split second as we waited on a call on a close play at second. Ive known grown men to leap for joy over a diving catch in right. Ive seen little league mothers hands at their throats, a prayer on their lips as their pride and joy toed the rubber or settled into the batters box. Ive rounded rst base with the wind in my face.. I dont care how mad Leon, David Mark and I were at each other over whose turn it was to rake or mow or feed up. Put a baseball in our hands and all was forgiven. I wish I had a nickel for every hour we spent in that backyard throwing ground balls to each other. On this sleepless night, I thought of Jackie Burns, Bobby C. Melton and his little brother, Don. I thought of Chick King, Bobby Jack Cantrell and the Paschall boys, Buddy Wiggleton, Johnny Stoker, Deake Bradley and Roger Williams. Listen, a hundred names rolled over in my mind. Way more than just friends; we had played baseball together! We had pulled for the Cardinals together! I thought of a long-ago high school girlfriend who insisted I take her to the dance over at the Lexington National Guard Armory on Friday night instead of playing in a baseball game up in Murray, Kentucky. Listen, you talk about a short-lived romance! Baseball was serious business for us. And what a common denominator! A tie that binds forever Jess called before sunup. I hadnt slept more than an hour, Dad, was that not the greatest game you ever saw? John Stewart sent an email congratulating ME on the Cardinal win. You think about that! Deake checked in. Chick called. Leon wrote a story on how God was a Cardinal fan that dwarfs my little effort here. Cathys brother-in-law wore his Cardinal Sunday hat to the Arkansas-Vanderbilt football game. Its been a week now, and the calls and letters keep pouring in. Its way more than a St. Louis Cardinal World Series victory. It evokes a lifetime of memories, friendships, close plays, heartaches, triumphs and wonderful afternoons with the smell of leather in the air and the crack of the bat breaking the stillness. Baseball and best friends have intertwined down through the ages. You realize its not about one win. Its about the game. Its about the people along the way. A thousand faces that touched my life in some shape, form or fashion have ashed across my mind since Allen Craig caught the last out. And that, dear hearts, makes me a World Champion! Respectfully, Kes People often ask me, Where are you from?As the word rolls out of my mouth, I can see the rst opinion folks have of me. I say it like it should be said and like you would think someone from down there would say it. When I say Alabama, I watch the asking persons eyes. Folks generally give away what they are holding (or thinking) with their eyes. Its usually pretty easy to hone in on someone who is thinking, This guy may be a redneck. What most of the general public do not understand is that there are denite shades of red. If you are looking at the scale from left to right, you start with pink on the left and keep getting redder until you get all of the way to the right where you have this nice brown or mahogany red. In the middle, you have your true or genuine reds. These are the folks you can depend on and you want on your side when the time comes. These genuine reds also understand that sooner or later, the time will come. Starting on the far left, those in the pink just dabble in what they think being a redneck is or what the general public thinks a redneck is anyway. Dont make the mistake of thinking this color of red only applies to women, there are more pink men than you can shake a stick at. With far-left rednecks, you have folks that have cowboy boots that have never gotten dirty, blue jeans that are starched, big rodeo belt buckles for no apparent reason, trucks that have never seen a dirt road and the younger generation plays a lot of paintball where they shoot at each other with little paintlled balls. These pinkies will play country music if they think it will impress folks, but they generally wont if they are alone. If they come up on a fellow having car trouble in the dark of night, they will generally call a few friends and discuss it with them, possibly their own mother, but they wont stop. Lets go all the way over to the right, to the rednecks in the dark brown mahoganyish color. These are the rednecks that give the true rednecks (those in the middle) a bad name. These are the rednecks that will get you hurt (quickly). With far-right rednecks, you have folks that have cowboy boots that have holes in the toes. These holes in the toes were caused by guns, chainsaws or possibly a butter knife. Everything becomes a weapon to the mahogany redneck. Whereas a pinky redneck has never started their chainsaw, the mahogany red has torn up ve in the last year and is proud of it. The mahogany red has a big rodeo belt buckle that he or she not only wears, but displays at home in a nice mahogany case. Still, there is no apparent reason for these folks having a rodeo belt buckle; they probably get sick at the sight of a calf being born. The trucks of mahogany reds are covered in dirt and mud and the only time they clean the dirt or mud off is so that you can see their bumper stickers declaring that they are truly rednecks. An FYI If you have to yell and scream and put stickers on your truck that you are something, it is a dead giveaway that you are not. Mahogany reds boots are generally just like their trucks, covered in mud and dirt. However, the reason their boots are covered in dirt and mud is that they are all the time having to get their trucks unstuck from places they didnt need to be. They also play a lot of paintball, but prefer playing when they can get muddy or shoot each other at close range in the face. These mahogany reds play country music loud with the windows down; they think every country song is about them. If they come up on a fellow having car trouble in the dark of night, they will generally do one of two things. They will either roll down the window and throw a half full-can of beer at them as they drive by or they will stop and try to help the person to no avail. Please note that you should stay very far away from a mahogany red if they are jacking up a car, trying to jump a car off or handling gasoline.Bad things happen.So what about the rednecks in the middle CranksRANKS MY tra TRACtTOrRBN Heard HUnkerNKER DOWnNKesley ColbertMy old girlfriend didnt callMy path to understanding has had some turns. What young boy didnt covet ownership or the chance to play Army, whether with friends outdoors or within the coziness of your room, the soldiers measuring mere inches. I sure did, without truly understanding what was at play beyond the television or movie screen, where everything that I knew about war and the military was abstract, from the rushing toward bullets to the deaths. On a black and white television, on shows like Combat, reality always rested at arms length. The rst reality of the military in memory, in fact, was negative. Like many of my generation, I came of age after the Vietnam Conict had turned from a war against communism supported at home into a conict with no clear end or objective and that was dividing the country. I lived a few blocks from a college campus and in those days the green uniform of the military was cause for rage, for anger, because men, such as one of my older brothers best friends, were ghting and dying in a war seemingly without end. It was a war captured starkly in photos of an enemy soldier being executed in the streets with a shot to the head, a little girl running, naked and burned, her village aame in the background, to the last helicopter, crammed with desperate people, lifting from the roof the U.S. Embassy. Vietnam also brought the rst of what is now taken for granted in the information age television reporting, by stalwarts such as Dan Rather, Morley Safer, Richard Jennings and many more, from the jungles where bullets screamed overhead and men fought for yards of ground. At that time, Clifford Sims was not even on my radar. As peacetime reigned, my younger brother and I talked of going into the Marines under the buddy system, but I decided I liked the college life more too dadgum fun and he went off for four years, blacksmithing his body against the anvil of the military regimen, seeing the world and coming out with a career that has served him well. As did mine, after college decided that, for the time, it was pretty much done with me. I followed what I was pursuing in college and that led me to a career in security, rst at Disney World and then, as security morphed into loss prevention, with Marriott and a string of hotels. I thrived, but so too did my brother and I pondered with unfailing curiosity what the military had offered my brother, what had he taken away that so improved him as a clich-alert productive and constructive person. Those lessons did not seem to come as easy to me. And in time, life interceded and I found this part of the world, went back to college, earned my degree requirements and an internship that was the launching pad for a second career that has spanned two decades and pointed me, ultimately, to this place and time. And slowly, as a dripping faucet lls a bucket, my understanding and gratitude lled me. I learned about the life of Clifford Sims and the sacrices he made in those jungles I had seen on television and now watched on cable. I began to understand the why. I met Capt. Dave Maddox, the late George Core and other county residents who are part of the Greatest Generation and who fought in World War II. They surely existed throughout my journey but I certainly did not notice or appreciate them. By meeting and interviewing them, suddenly history, particularly war history, was my main subject at the library and bookstore. The why was becoming less murky, less opaque. In the past few years, this community has welcomed the Semper Fi Sisters, moms, wives, sisters, aunts of loved ones in the military, who are a constant reminder that we have been a nation at war for a decade and men and women ght and die each day to protect our right to, for example, text message while driving. The Wounded Warrior weekends I have been privileged to report on drive home the costs borne by what Tom Brokaw calls the real 1 percent the 1 percent of our population that bears 100 percent of the current burden of wartime. I came to cover annual Veterans Day events in this county that bring chills and moisten eyes. To hear Taps played now, to hear the ringing of the bell in remembering those who did not return, brings the why more into focus. Because the why is really, I have found, pretty straightforward among those in uniform, who have sacriced, who have lost limbs and buddies and too often carry unseen scars out of the fog of war. The country called. Yes, there are those for whom the military offers a positive passage into adulthood, the chance to learn a trade and fashion a career, but for a vast majority, at least in my experience, the why, especially since 9/11, was as simple as a country in need. In need of men and women willing to set aside the inevitable fear of the war zone and stand, ght, defend freedoms and tenets set down more than 200 years ago. Maybe that is what my brother learned in the military, the tamping of ego for the whole, the discipline of sacrice, the ability to rise above alltoo-human frailties for a country born of a theory. I have nally understood, from this community, the why, and with it comes the humble thanks to the military we salute this week and should each of the other 51.Finding the path to thanks TiIM CrROFtTStar news editorSee CranksCRANKS A5

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LettersA5 | The Starof the shades of red? Well these are the folks that you do want to be around. They are genuine reds. With genuine reds, you cant tell by the shoes on their feet. They may be boots, they may be dress shoes, they may be tennis shoes or they may be high heels (women). So dont be concerned about the shoes on their feet. If the genuine red has a chainsaw and/or a truck, the chances are he or she has had it a long time. It might even have been their fathers. Genuine reds take care of things. If they have a four-wheel drive, its because they need a fourwheel drive. If the genuine red has a rodeo belt buckle, he or she either earned it or it was earned by their Uncle Roy or Aunt Sally. The bottom line is that if a genuine red didnt earn it, they dont want it. Genuine reds play country music if thats their cup of tea, but they arent afraid to listen to something else. They know Elvis is dead, but they will say anything is possible, if it makes their mother feel better. Being in the middle of the shades of red is about balance and about not having to put a bunch of bumper stickers on your truck or car to say who you are. These people show you who they are without showing you. If a genuine red comes up on a fellow having car trouble in the dark of night, they might ease up beside the fellow and crack the window, then offer to let them use their cell phone. Also, they might sit there until someone else shows up. If they know what they are doing (and only if they know), they will help the fellow. It takes all kinds, but you want a lot of genuine red friends to depend on, a few pinkies to feel sorry for and one or two mahogany reds for entertainment and to point at and say, You give the rest of us a bad name. Where do genuine red rednecks come from? Everywhere. How smart are they? As smart as they need to be. What do the stickers on their cars say? Usually something like Next Oil Change due at 70,000 miles. 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Nowadays, there seems to be a contagious kind of hate and rage aimed at anybody that has a different opinion. One in particular is the new federal Health care Act, often referred to as Obama Care. The misinformation out there is creating great harm to those most vulnerable. Yes, I am not comfortable with all the aspects of the act, but one part of it is already available to help people and is being silenced by all the rhetoric. In this age of daily sound bites spun out by politicians, many things that are said are accepted as fact by the public. It also seems to me, in hindsight, that we learn many things have no basis of fact or have been presented with distortion. It seems the ones that spread like wildre are often the ones that hurt the public the most because we accept these statements from our leaders and dont ask the pertinent questions our founding fathers expected us to ask of our elected leaders. My ancestors settled in this country in 1632, and many became prominent leaders in creating our free society, and one was even involved in signing our Constitution. I believe they wanted to make sure we all have a right to free speech. They helped create a society of the people, for the people to protect all of us, at all levels of our society, and our politicians seem to have forgotten that these days. I guess my heritage has taught me that if one person doesnt speak up when they see something wrong, then we have all lost our freedom. Over the years, I have paid the price for rocking the status quo, but that is the price of my freedom and yours. We are all one people, not Republicans or Democrats, liberals or conservatives, poor or rich. What has set us apart from the rest of the world is that we care about our fellow man. I offer the following information from personal experience in an effort to help my neighbors, with no political agenda so please dont send the hate letters. Just pass this on to your neighbors and family in need. We in the Panhandle have seen our share of nancial of misery in the last few years. And how many of you had to drop health insurance coverage because of it and then develop a preexisting condition? I was one of those people. Being diagnosed with cancer, and also being too young for Medicare coverage, I exhausted my savings and still needed surgery and further treatments. I spent many frantic days and sleepless nights getting no real direction or help from local agencies. Some professionals, like hospital social workers, are aware of available health coverage under the Health Care Act, but are not allowed to discuss it with you unless you initiate the conversation. Yes, our government is already offering us health insurance, Congress okayed that under the new Health Care, but did not provide any money for advertising its existence and I nd that shocking. It is excellent insurance and our politicians should know, they are covered by it. I guess they just dont want to speak about it because it is a political hot potato in an election campaign. But, it turned out I was lucky enough to nd out about the Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan (PCIP) that is provided through the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services and administered by GEHA (Government Employees Health Insurance) in more than 20 states. It is very affordable for many people. If you have a PreExisting condition, have not had health insurance for six months, provide a letter from your insurance agent that you have been denied insurance and are a citizen or national of the United States or are residing in the U.S. legally, you are eligible. It is an easy process to apply for. You can do it online at www.pciplan. com or by phone 1-866717-5826 or read about all your options in clear everyday language. There is a Standard Option, Extended option and a HSA Option, so you have some choices. Monthly payments for someone 0-18 years of age can be as low as $118 a month and are on a sliding-age scale with the lowest payment of $376 for people between the ages of 55 and 65. The lowest price for people ages 19 34 is $176; from 35-44, $211; 45-54, $279. The allowable In Network providers is widespread and you can go outside of the area where you live, like the Mayo Clinic where I went, or you can choose to go out of the network and pay a larger co-payment. The application process for me was easy and pleasant and the employees were helpful. It takes about 30 days to receive coverage, and you will need to pay the rst months payment. Please pass this information on to people you know that are ill and need coverage. It is what my grandfathers would have expected of me as an American. For information: www.pciplan.com or 1-800-220-7898. To apply for the insurance: 1-866717-5826. Marie Steele Indian PassBy Ed McAteerContributing Writer It is that time of year again to pay tribute to the brave men and women who have given so much to pay for the freedom that we enjoy today. We should all remember that freedom is not free, and we should never forget those veterans who have served this nation. Some served in peacetime and others during war. There have been those who were prisoners of war, missing in action or killed in action. For those missing in action and unaccounted for, we should do everything as Americans to help bring them home. They deserve no less than to rest in, or stand on, American soil. Havent they waited long enough? May we always be humbly grateful to those American patriots who suffered and sacriced for the glory of God and for the freedom of all Americans. For those who have served in peacetime, and to those who have seen the terror, the horror and inhumanity of combat, and to those who paid the ultimate sacrice. Let it be said that our military members have always been there for America, defending the Constitution of the United States. To all our veterans, I have a simple yet heartfelt message: thank you. Thank you for your unwavering service to this nation and throughout the world. I want to share with you a letter written a few years back by a marine stationed out in San Diego. Enjoy. Dear Ma and Pa, I am well and hoping you are too. Tell Walt and Elmer, the Marine Corps beats working for that old man Jones by a mile. Tell them to join up quick before all of the places are lled. I was restless at rst because you stay in bed to nearly 5 a.m., but Im getting used to sleeping in. Tell Walt and Elmer all you do before breakfast is smooth out your cot and shine a few things. No hogs to slop, feed to pitch, mash to mix, wood to split or re wood to lay. Practically nothing. Men have to shave, but its not so bad, theres warm water. Breakfast is strong on trimmings like fruit juice, cereal, eggs, bacon, etc., but kind of weak on chops, potatoes, ham, steak, fried eggplant, pie and other regular food. Tell Walt and Elmer you can always sit by the two city boys who live off coffee. Their food plus yours holds you until about noon. Then you get fed again. Its no wonder the city boys cant walk much. We go on long route marches, which the platoon sergeant says are long walks to harden us. If he thinks so, its not my place to tell him different. A route march is about as far as it is to our mailbox. Then the city guys get sore feet and we all ride back in trucks. The sergeant is like schoolteacher. He nags a lot. The captain is like the school board. Majors and colonels just ride around and frown. They dont bother you none. This next thing will kill Walt and Elmer with laughing. I keep getting medals for shooting. I dont know why. The bulls eye is near as big as a chipmunks head and dont move, and it aint shooting at you like them Hogget boys at home. All you got to do is lie there all comfortable and hit it. You dont even load your own cartridges. They come in boxes. Then we have what they call handto-hand combat training. You get to wrestle with the city boys. I have to be real careful though, they break real easy. It aint like ghting with that old bull at home. Im about the best they got except for that Tug Jordan from over there in Calhoun County. I only beat him once. He joined up the same time as me, but Im only 5 feet 6 inches tall and 130 pounds. He is 6 foot 8 inches, and near 300 pounds dry. Be sure to tell Walt and Elmer to hurry up before all the other fellows get onto this setup and come stampeding in. Your loving daughter, Alice. May we always be humbly grateful to those brave American patriots who suffered and sacriced for the glory of God and for the freedom of all Americans. Happy Veterans Day! Ed McAteer is a resident of Port St. Joe. 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 S LetterETTER toTO theTHE EditorDITORHappy Veterans Day CRANKS from page AA4

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LocalA6 | The Star Thursday, November 10, 2011 WEEKLY ALMANAC St.Joseph Bay Apalachicola Bay, West PassTIDE TABLES MONTHLY AVERAGESTo nd the tides of the following areas, subtract the indicated times from these given for APALACHICOLA: HIGH LOW Cat Point Minus 0:40 Minus 1:17 East Pass Minus 0:27 Minus 0:27 To nd the tides of the following areas, subtract the indicated times from those given for CARRABELLE: HIGH LOW Bald Point Minus 9:16 Minus 0:03 Sponsor the WEEKLY ALMANACCall Today!227-7847Date HighLow% Precip Thu, Nov 1068 3920% Fri, Nov 1166 44 0% Sat, Nov 1268 54 0% Sun, Nov 1374 56 0% Mon, Nov 1476 5810% Tues, Nov 1577 5630% Wed, Nov 1675 56 60%11/10Thu05:48AM 0.0 L08:30PM 1.8 H 11/11Fri06:37AM -0.1 L09:07PM 1.9 H 11/12Sat07:33AM -0.1 L09:47PM 1.9 H 11/13Sun08:31AM -0.2 L10:29PM 1.9 H 11/14Mon09:23AM -0.2 L 11:11PM 1.9 H 11/15Tue10:06AM -0.2 L11:52PM 1.8 H 11/16Wed 10:41AM -0.2 L 11/10Thu01:08AM 1.5 H09:26AM -0.1L 04:48PM 1.3 H08:51PM 1.3L 11/11Fri 01:36AM 1.5 H09:58AM -0.2L 05:27PM 1.3 H09:20PM 1.3L 11/12Sat 02:07AM 1.5 H10:28AM -0.2L 06:06PM 1.3 H09:52PM 1.3L 11/13Sun 02:43AM 1.5 H11:00AM -0.2L 06:46PM 1.3 H10:28PM 1.3L 11/14Mon 03:23AM 1.5 H11:34AM -0.1L 07:26PM 1.2 H11:13PM 1.3L 11/15Tue 04:07AM 1.4 H12:14PM -0.1L 08:07PM 1.2 H 11/16Wed 12:09AM 1.2 L 04:59AM 1.4H 01:00PM 0.0 L 08:46PM 1.2H Animal Hospital 300 Long Ave, Port St. Joe, FL 32456 (850)229-6009 Website: agapevet.com PUBLIC NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE DEVELOPMENT APPROVALThe City of Port St. Joe Planning and Development Review Board has received a request for Development approval for the following project: Construction of a Carryout Food Addition located at 404 Long Ave., Port St Joe, Fl. Any interested persons may attend and be heard at the public hearing on November 29,2011 at 4:00PM or provide comments to the Planning and Development Review Board, 305 Cecil Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Fl 32456. Additional information concerning this project may be obtained from the City of Port St Joe Building Department located at 1002 10th St., Port St. Joe, Fl or by calling 229-1093 between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Transactions of the public hearing will not be recorded. Persons wishing to appeal any decision made during the hearing will need a record of the proceeding and should ensure a verbatim record is made, including the testimony on which the appeal is based. IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, persons needing special accommodations to participate in this proceeding should contact Jim Anderson, City Clerk at 229-8261 Ext 113. are going to do here for car ing for the youth. I commend the North Florida Child De velopment Board for having a vision. There is no vision more important than how we care for our children. I applaud the community. And it was a commu nity effort, the community boundaries extending all the way to Washington, D.C., Gaskin noted. The biggest piece of the puzzle was a $2.1 million loan and $180,000 grant from USDA Rural Development. Our agency starts with the ground work to build communities from the ground up, said Jo seph Fritz, area director for USDA Rural Development. Its about helping get ru ral communities on their feet and moving forward. When this thing is nished this will be North Floridas shining example. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Ser vices chipped in $867,000 in grant funds, the St. Joe Company, city and county worked together to provide the land, about two acres which is part of a hoped-for recreational complex. The Florida Department of Community Affairs Com munity Development Block Grant of $600,000 was used to create Field of Dreams Avenue and install other in frastructure, $294,000 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Devel opment was used for plan ning and design and $122,500 came from NFCD. On top of that were sever al private sector contributors beyond the St. Joe Company and the Jessie Ball DuPont Foundation, and NFCD held several fundraising events locally, the biggest being a golf tournament that raised more than $5,000. And noteworthy is that the project is coming in un der budget and likely to re turn about $400,000 to Rural Development, Machek said. Without coordination of all these players there would not be the realization of this dream today, Gaskin said. While she deferred much of the credit to others who in turn noted her tenacity, passion and drive in seeing the project to fruition, it was Gaskin, said Damon Mc Nair, chairman of the board of NFCD, who picked up the gauntlet the board had thrown down for a new Head Start center and ran. Port St. Joe Mayor Mel Magidson recalled a phone call he got from Gaskin shortly after he was rst elected to ofce in 2007. Gaskin wanted a meeting to discuss what Magidson called this hair-brained, cockamamie idea. He in vited her to his ofce. The more she talked the more interesting and invit ing her idea was, Magidson said. That hair-brained, cockamamie idea, well, sometimes they work out. The new facility has long been touted by county eco nomic development ofcials. Construction jobs will be cre ated during the 12-18 month build-out and the center will create 10 new permanent jobs. Further, local contractors, Cathey Construction, Preble Rish Engineering and GAC, were low bidders on various contracts to bring the facility from the ground. Along Field of Dreams Avenue, where dreams are indeed coming true. GROUND from page A1 P hotos by TIM CROFt T | The StarThe new North Florida Child Development center, the rst new school in the county in 40 years, is expected to be nished sometime in late 2012. The new center, several speakers noted, would not have become reality if not for the vision and tenacity of Sharon Gaskin, CEO of NFCD.

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E-mail outdoors news to tcroft@ star.com OUTDoo OO RSwww.starfl.comSection A Corner of Marina Drive, Port St. Joe, FL(next to Piggly Wiggly)www.BWOsh.comYour Hunting Headquarters SIG SAUER 22ARRIFLE WAS $519.99NOWWHILESUPPLIES LAST$399.99WITH HARD CASE INCLUDED Thursday, November 10, 2011Special to The StarNow that the nights have cooled down, a visitor to St. Joseph Peninsula State Park may see snakes and other reptiles warming themselves in the sun. The pavement warms quickly in the sunshine and provides warmth from underneath for the cold critters; therefore it is a favorite warming place for snakes, turtles and lizards. You may also see these animals on the trails and boardwalks. Even though not everyone appreciates these critters, please dont run over or harm them. We need to respect their place in the environment. A lot of people are afraid of snakes, but all snakes are afraid of people. Given the chance to escape from your view, snakes beat a hasty retreat. Mice are a favorite food of owls, hawks and snakes. Hawks and owls can catch mice when theyre out and about, but snakes can go where mice live. Snakes are a great defense against rodents, just ask any farmer. Without the snakes at the park, you would be surprised at how many small rodents would be about. So, the next time you visit St. Joseph Peninsula State Park and happen to see one of our beautiful snakes on the road, please admire them without harming them. Until Next time, The Rangers at St. Joseph Peninsula State Park For information about Florida State Parks, visit www.oridastateparks.org.Autumn sunshine at St. Joseph Peninsula State ParkBy FRANK SARGEANTfranksargeant@bellsouth.net Fishing for sea trout, redsh and mangrove snapper in freshwater rivers and creeks seems an endeavor doomed to success because both are saltwater sh. But for a few months each year, there are many locations miles from the Gulf where the briny species are not only possible but likely catches. No one is sure why the coastal species move into the rivers in winter. Some theorize that springs keep these ows warmer than the salt ats, and others suggest that the tannin stain of most Florida rivers acts as a heat sink on sunny days. Theres also a theory that the cold-blooded sh move into the river to get away from warm-blooded bottle-nose dolphins, which can easily run down the lethargic sh during cold weather on the ats. Whatever the reason, the sh do migrate to the rivers, usually beginning around the 1st of November and remaining there into March. The movement is not limited to the Panhandle; coastal sh all the way down into the Everglades make the migration. But its most pronounced from Tarpon Springs north and west because of the colder winters here. Panhandle waters noted for producing good winter action, moving east to west, include the St. Marks River, Ochlocknee River and the Apalachicola River. Off West Bay, Crooked Creek and West Bay Creek sometimes hold sh. And the long stretch of the dredged Intracoastal Canal all the way to Choctawhatchee Bay is all worth probing. At Choctawhatchee Bay, the feeder rivers in the east end are all winter possibilities, including Black Creek, Indian Creek, Mitchell River and Choctawhatchee River. Farther west on the bay, Lafayette Creek and Alaqua Creek, Basin Creek, Rocky Bayou and Garnier Creek are worth checking. And at Pensacola Bay, both Blackwater Bayou and Escambia Bayou are likely. On all these waters, the sh tend to settle into deep, rocky holes. They gradually push inland with succeeding cold fronts; the rst hole near the mouth might be smoking hot after the rst big November front but might be empty a few weeks later as the sh move farther upriver. Its not uncommon for saltwater species to be found ve miles or more from the nearest saltwater by Christmas, and there theyll stay until the rst bright days of spring. Dredged canals, spring seeps, ship turning basins and other deep holes also attract winter sh, as does the deep water under some residential docks. Its a matter of prospecting until you catch that rst sh, then anchoring down to work the schools. On the bayous, the cuts where creeks ow in often produce. Winter sh tend to be lethargic, and running down fast-moving articial lures, as they will in summer, is not on the program. Live shrimp are the universal tender for winter reds, trout and snapper; tail-hooked on a size 1 or smaller hook, with a small split shot added to get it to bottom, this bait is shed at a crawl. Adding a sliver of freshcut shrimp to a quarterounce jig with a paddle-tail plastic grub can also work well. Keep the cut shrimp small, just enough to add scent; a piece about the size of a pencil eraser is all it takes, thus one shrimp can provide a dozen tips. Shrimp imitations can also be effective. The DOA shrimp does the job when shed just like the real thing, as do many versions of Berkley GULP!, also shed dead slow so that the scent can reach the sh. The advantage of these lures is that they will not be nipped off the hook by the many pinsh and crabs also in the rivers in winter. Its also possible to catch trout, sometimes very large trout, by shing a slow-sinking plug like a 52M Mirrolure very slowly through the holes. Slow in winter is a whole new dimension, though. A slight twitch every 5 seconds or so, just enough to indicate life as the bait slowly drifts downward, is all it takes. Its a good idea to sh these lures on braid with a two-foot clear uorocarbon leader; the braid will help you feel the very faint tick thats all the indication you might get of a strike from these lethargic but hungry sh. On Escambia and Blackwater bayous, some anglers do well on trout by shing soft jerkbaits on lightly weighted hooks in the creek channels that cut through the bayou ats. Winter shing is a matter of prospecting until you strike gold. Once youre in the right spot, shing is generally fast and easy, so keep moving, and eventually your bait will land in shy soup.Pansh of waterSilver trout and sand trout are species largely ignored for most of the year because there are larger and more prestigious species easily caught during the temperate months. In winter, though, silvers and sands can sometimes be the only game in town. Even on the day after an icy cold front blows through a time when most species hunker down on bottom and seem to wait for the wind to stop blowing these pansh continue to bite. And because theres no size limit and no bag limit, anglers who want a sh fry have good reason to target these little guys. Silvers look much like a spotted sea trout without the spots. They are closely related to the sand trout, which also has no spots, and are sometimes found in the same areas in winter. Dr. Bob Shipp, author of Guide to Fishes of the Gulf Of Mexico, notes that silvers are usually found in deeper water than sand sea trout and run a bit smaller silvers rarely exceed 12 inches, while sand sea trout often reach 15 inches. Silver or sand, they both eat shrimp like crazy, and both tend to school up in the bottom of dredged channels inshore the deeper the better during winter. You can often nd them on a depthnder. They look like a ball of bait huddled close to bottom. All it takes to catch them is a piece of freshcut shrimp, about an inch long, on a size 2 hook, plus enough weight to quickly get the bait to bottom. Some anglers hang three hooks on one rig and reel them up three at a time. Its also possible to catch both species by vertical jigging with a Hopkins Shorty spoon, halfounce or heavier; simply drop it down into the sh, ip it up a couple feet, let it drop again and reel up your catch. Cleaning these sh is a matter of a couple of quick passes with a llet knife. Trim off the rib cage, strip off the skin by working the knife at between skin and meat on the cleaning board and youre done. Theyre usually just the right size to create instant sh ngers; dip them in seasoned meal and drop in hot cooking oil until they turn golden brown they are tender, light and delicious, really one of the best-eating sh in the Gulf, and yet largely ignored by most anglers.Dress for winter shingThe coat youll want most is the one you left at home. Dress in layers, and take along a lot more layers than you think youll ever need if you go shing the day after a cold front passes through the Panhandle; long johns, insulated pants, a wool watch cap and a rain suit to break the wind will be much appreciated, as will insulated gloves and boots. Yep, its Florida, but it feels like Maine when a 20-knot wind is blowing on a 30-degree morning. Dressing in layers allows you to strip off a few garments as the day warms if it warms.Sun-shingOccasionally, when the wind dies and the sun is bright the day after a cold front, you might luck into a school of sunning sh in coastal bayous and creeks. Redsh, in particular, are prone to this behavior; theyll stack up in water just deep enough to cover their backs and let the suns rays warm up their chilly blood. Dark rock shorelines or black mud bottomed bays are the places to look for them; go slowly and quietly and wear polarized glasses. If you nd a school like this, nesse shing is a must; an unweighted shrimp cast on light spinning tackle is the ticket; cast to the outside sh rst, and hopefully you can pluck a few from the perimeter before the rest scatter back to deeper water. The nice thing about nding sunning sh is that they will probably be there again tomorrow and the next day, so long as the sunny afternoons continue. Sp P ECIAL TO THE NEWs S(Main) Redsh are one of the primary winter targets for winter anglers. They often enter back bays, coastal rivers and creeks and settle into deep, rocky holes where water is warmer than that they can nd on the ats. (L Left) Sand trout and the similar silver trout are also frequent winter catches, particularly in deeper channels. A small piece of fresh shrimp is usually the best bait. (Right) Live shrimp are the universally useful winter bait, available at bait shops when catching your own baitsh may be difcult. And nearly all sh that enter panhandle bays and creeks in winter readily eat shrimp.Panhandle sh head inland in cooler monthsPage 8 FreshwaterOffshore shing will soon be a memory for 2011. As gag grouper season comes to a close this weekend, anglers will resort to the smaller inshore species for the next 6 months. Black sea bass will make up most of the action and can be caught on most inshore wrecks to the east. Small pieces of cut bait and chicken rigs will produce not only sea bass, but b-liners and rubies as well. Inshore OffshoreInshore shing has slowed down. Most reports from the bay this past week were still big bull reds. Eagle Harbor and the tip of the cape have been hot spots for big bulls in the surf. A few pompano are around in the surf, and the whiting are starting to bite on Mexico Beach. Shari at the Fishermans Landing reports this week from Howard Creek with good numbers of bass, but they are on the small side. Crappie, shellcracker, painted bream and channel cats are coming back to the dock in good number. Big sheepshead are still being caught in the big river on shrimp. SPoONsoSORED BY

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PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA SP O RTs S www.starfl.com ASection By Tim CroftStar News Editor Calvin Pryor has exchanged is No. 3 uniform number for 25 when making the leap to the next level, but the skills remain intact. The former Port St. Joe High standout, making his third-straight start at free safety, had a bulging stat line after the University of Louisvilles 38-35 road upset of West Virginia, ranked No. 21 in the country. The Cardinals had not beaten West Virginia in Morgantown since 1997 and had not beaten their Conference USA foe since 2006. Coach Charlie Strong labeled it a signature win for the program he is building at Louisville. That was a pretty big win for us, Pryor said during a phone interview. Coach Strong kept telling us all week about how long it had been since we had beaten West Virginia, how long it had been since we won there, and it was a big challenge he put on us and we accepted that challenge and went out and made plays. Pryor was exceptional on the day, recording six tackles, one quarterback sack, and one pass break-up while forcing one fumble and recovering a fumble. Pryor is one of nine true freshmen now starting for the Cardinals, who are 5-4 overall and 3-1 in conference play. Coincidentally or not, the Cardinals are on a threegame winning streak with Pryor starting in the defensive backeld. Pryor noted with a chuckle, that his record was 3-0. It was a promotion, Pryor said of his rise to top of the depth chart. I had some snaps in the game before (the last three) and played pretty well and the coaches said they would see how the week went with practice and make a decision. I just kept working hard and moving up. Now I am going out and just trying to make plays. That he is starting as a true freshmen, while at a FBS school, was all part of the plan when Pryor accepted a scholarship offer from Louisville. That was another reason I came here, was the chance to play right away, Pryor said. Coach Strong told a lot of us freshmen that we are a young team and we would have a chance to contribute. Pryor has grown, he said, in size, speed and strength, but also in his understanding of the game that is his passion. I really thought I knew about football at Port St. Joe, but (the coaches at Louisville) have taken it to another level with all the lm study, the weight room and work we do, Pryor said. The coaches prepare us so well, we know what the opponent is going to try to do and we can just go out and make plays. Pryor said he was also not surprised by either the demands on his time from football and school this interview was balanced between class times or the emphasis on personal accountability Strong brings to the equation.. I pretty much understood that when I came here, Pryor said. That is one thing the coaches really stress. You have to be accountable and responsible for yourself and your actions. (The coaches) try to make us better human beings. BEAT ANY LAWN CARE PROVIDER PRICE BY 10%15% CHEAPERTOTHEELDERLYFULL LAWN MAINTENANCE ONE PRICE GETSIT ALLCALLORE-MAIL JOE @JOES_LAWN@YAHOO.COMCELL 850-370-6911 HOME 850-670-5478JOES LAWN CARE Thursday, November 10, 2011By Tim CroftStar News Editor As Liberty County trampled over Port St. Joes waning playoff hopes, the visiting Bulldogs secured their own last Friday night at Shark Field. Nine Liberty County backs gashed Port St. Joe for 384 rushing yards, and the Bulldogs shackled the Tiger Sharks, who managed just 137 total offensive yards, in a 41-6 demolition. Liberty County improved to 8-2 overall, 3-1 in District 4-1A, with a Blountstown victory over West Gadsden Friday night ensuring the Bulldogs a playoff berth. Port St. Joe fell to 3-6 overall and 2-2 in the district, its slim playoff dreams crushed by a turf-chewing offense that did not punt all night. In contrast, outside of a 60-yard touchdown pass from Trevor Lang to Ramello Zaccarro, the Tiger Sharks most consistent offensive weapon was the punting of Jarkeice Davis and, after Davis was hurt in the first half, Zaccarro, who were filling in for Daniel May. We were just way overmatched, said Port St. Joe coach Vern Barth. They are a very good team that beat us in every area of the game. That is a playoff caliber team. That is where we hope to be in a year or two. Quarterback Alex Marlowe and running back Terryal Jenkins set the tempo for the Bulldog attack. Marlowe carried 11 times for 130 yards and two touchdowns and completed his only pass for 18 yards. Jenkins also ran 11 times, resulting in 135 yards and three touchdowns. The Bulldogs lone problem was holding onto the ball on several occasions. They fumbled deep in Tiger Shark territory in the fourth quarter and the first Port St. Joe kickoff of each half was an onside attempt recovered by the Tiger Sharks. Weve been inconsistent on offense all year, said Liberty County coach Grant Grantham. Sometimes we just could not get the first downs. Tonight we got the first downs, we got in a rhythm and we are tough to beat when we get in a rhythm. We have played good defense all year. Our offense has been explosive; just inconsistent. Consistency characterized the Bulldog offense from the outset, their opening possession an eight-play, 72-yard march finished by a Marlowe sneak from the 1. Roy Johnson, who converted all but one extra point, was through the uprights for a 7-0 lead. The Bulldogs forced a Port St. Joe punt, took over at their 11 and two plays later Marlowe took an option left 84 yards unscathed and it was 14-0 late in the period. Liberty County converted turnovers to score two quick touchdowns in the opening five minutes of the second period to assume total command. A Lang pass that went through the hands of Joseph Love was intercepted and Liberty County took over at the Port St. Joe 34. Seven plays later Jenkins barged over from the 5. A bad snap three plays later on a play that began at the Port St. Joe 15 was recovered by the Bulldogs at the 9 and Jenkins dashed over left tackle on the next play for a 28-0 margin. Liberty County punctuated a dominating half by marching 85 yards in 13 plays while melting away the final four minutes, Jenkins dancing in from the 2. Port St. Joe blocked the extra point and it was 34-0 at intermission. Port St. Joe was out-gained 286-76 in the half and never penetrated farther than the Liberty County 49. On the third play of the second half, Lang scrambled long enough for Zaccarro to get open along the left sideline. Zaccarro juked away from two tacklers and shed three more in his dash to Port St. Joes lone touchdown. Langs pass was batted down on the two-point conversion. Liberty County ended the scoring when it drove 48 yards after a high snap on a punt resulted in a 10-yard loss for Port St. Joe. Fullback Harold Armstrong covered the final five yards and Johnsons extra point set the clock to run.Liberty County runs past PSJ Pryor makes impact felt in upsetSPECIAL TO TT HE STARCalvin Pryor, No. 25, lled up a stat line during the University of Louisvilles upset of a ranked West Virginia last Saturday.Page 9

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A10 | The Star Thursday, November 10, 2011 719 Hwy 98, Mexico Beach (850) 648-8207OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK 11AM-CLOSE BOOK CHRISTMAS PARTIESNOW!RESERVEANYPARTYFROM TENTOTHEWHOLERESTAURANTCONTACT SCOTT (850)648-8207Thanksgiving ALL YOU CAN EAT$14.9512 to 8:00SWEETPOTATO COLLARDGREENS CRANBERRYSAUCE DEVILEDEGGS MIXEDFRUIT FRESHBREAD OVENROASTEDTURKEY MASHEDPOTATOANDGRAVY CORNBREADSTUFFING GREENBEANCASSEROLE CREAMOFCORNSTUFFINGHONEYGLAZEDHAMTOPPEDWITHFRUITSALSA YOURECHOICEOFPUMPKIN,APPLEORCHERRYPIE 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 NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETINGThe Board of Commissioners of the Northwest Florida Regional Housing Authority will hold a Special Meeting on November 15, 2011, at the Holiday Inn & Suites, 2725 Graves Road, Tallahassee, Florida. Meeting will begin at 1:00 p.m. E.S.T. The meeting will be open to the public. -Flat screen T.Vs -Modern, comfortable seating -Amazing photography of Port St. Joe... and much more!! 2041997 SportsSpecial to The StarThe Port St. Joe Gene Rafeld League teams, the 11-12 year old Bucs, the 910 year old Jaguars and the 7-8 year old Dolphins, will host and compete in the league championship games this Saturday at Shark Field. The Bucs will play Chattahoochee at 10 a.m. ET to be followed by the Jags and then the Dolphins both playing Sneads. All three teams are undefeated heading into this championship game but will be tested. The community is invited to watch future Tiger Shark players compete in Gene Rafeld Football.Star Staff ReportWewahitchka High School Basketball held a special fundraising event last Saturday at the WHS gymnasium. An alumni basketball tournament gathered three teams to compete. Alumni ranged from members of the Class of 1964 to the Class of 2010. The day was fun-lled and entertaining, with the tournament championship being won by the alumni team put together by Mr. Kim Hunter from Wewahitchka. In addition to the tournament games, a 3point shoot-out was also held and won by Lance Grifn, a 2009 graduate of WHS. WHS Gator Basketball would like to thank all who participated in this special fundraising event for WHS basketball and plans on continuing this alumni tournament again next year. PSJ Gene Rafeld football teams host Super Bowl on SaturdayWHS Basketball Coach, Jay Bidwell, awards the championship trophy to Kim Hunter and his alumni team. WHS ALUMNI BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT Star Staff ReportIn the 13-year history of the Gene Rafeld Football League there have been many teams that have gone through the regular season undefeated. This year a new standard of excellence was established as all three Port St. Joe teams, the Dolphins, Jaguars and Buccaneers nished the season without a blemish on their record. Moreover, both the Dolphins and Jaguars were not scored on. That has only been done one time before, by the Jaguars in 2002. Two of the undefeated teams have new head coaches. Last year Bucs head coach Jason Register was an assistant on the Jaguars. The new Dolphins head coach, Carl Hopper, was a rst year Dolphins assistant in 2010. The Jaguars are led by David Davis who has a remarkable record. The games Saturday began with the Buccaneers dominating Blountstown 44-0. Jasmine Thomas had a 43-yard kickoff return to set the tone for the game. Trey Sanders went 65 yards for another touchdown and Jonathan Love had a 66yard scoring run. The Bucs gained 330 yards rushing and 20 yards passing. The second game of the day was a battle between the Jags and the Tigers with the Jags nishing on top 16-0. The Jaguar offense scored once in the second quarter when Cameron Harmon went around right end and turned on his speed for a 30yard score. They got on the board again in the third period, this time from 15 yards out. Kendre Gant took a toss back and threw to a wide open Jaden Grantland who made a great adjustment on the ball and tucked it away for the touchdown. The aggressive, disciplined defense held the Tiger offense to three rst downs and no points. Outside line backer Jacob Kennedy made a touchdown-saving interception to preserve the shutout. In the nal game of the day the 7-8 year old Dolphins played an outstanding game beating The Tigers 20-0. The defense was lead by Keaston Hopper and Demarion Gray with three tackles each. The big play Dolphin offense included a 65 yard score from Brenon Foxworth and a 40-yard touchdown run Josh Farmer. Quarterback Max Cargill nished the scoring with a 30-yard keeper.PSJ Gene Rafeld teams nish season unbeaten

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COMMUNITY www.starfl.com BPage 1Section Thursday, November 10, 2011Star Staff ReportGulf Correctional Institutes Warden Charles Halley and North Florida Child Development Inc.s CEO, Sharon Gaskin, are pleased to announce a fundraiser for the Bikes for the Boys and Girls in Gulf County program. NFCD purchased the lumber for two playhouses that were constructed by inmate labor at GCI. This year there will be a chance to win a playhouse for a boy or girl if you have a winning ticket. The drawing will be held Dec. 17 after the evening Christmas parade sponsored by the City of Wewahitchka. The funds raised through ticket sales for the rafe will pay to purchase tricycles and bikes for the needy children of Gulf County. Tickets may be purchased in Port St. Joe at the South Gulf Early Child Development Center (call Terri Bird at 832-8275), the North Gulf Center (call Jana Miller at 832-8539), and at the central ofce located in the old courthouse in Wewahitchka. For additional information, or if any organization would like to participate, contact Sebrina McGill at 639-5080, ext. 10 or email smcgill@oridachildren. org.Star Staff Report This years Bow Wow Bash, held on Oct. 29 at the Centennial Building in Port St. Joe, was another success, with 250 in attendance to support the St. Joseph Bay Humane Societys biggest annual fundraiser. The event raised about $32,000 for the Humane Society, with auction proceeds at their highest ever at $16,000. The organizational committee would like to thank all of the sponsors and supporters that made this event a success, and many thanks to the hard-working auction committee headed by Sandi Christy. The Halloween decorations were set up by Wylie Petty with the El Governor Motel and the music kept everybody dancing all night long. Costume contest winners were as follows:Best Male Costume Bob Windolf as a Bavarian WomanBest Female Costume Nancy Leist as a Geisha GirlBest Couples Costume Hobson and Bonnie Fulmer as ZZ TopMost Original Debbie Fountain as a crazy cat ladyStar Staff ReportThose aching for the resumption of full moon climbs at the Cape San Blas Lighthouse get ready the climbs are back. Beginning last month and continuing through next March, the full moon is worthy of calendar marking to climb to the top of the Cape San Blas Lighthouse. The next full moon climb will be tonight. Gates open at 6 p.m. ET. Decembers full moon falls on a weekend, so climbs will be Friday, Dec. 9, and Saturday, Dec. 10. All climbs begin at 6 p.m. and end at roughly 10 p.m. No one under age 16 may climb the lighthouse. Climbers should wear proper footwear please no ip-ops. Only 25 people are allowed up top at one time, so it is rst come, rst served. The cost is $5 per person and includes the sunset and the view of a full moon (if weather is bad, the lighthouse will be closed). For more information, please call Beverly at 229-1151 during the day at the lighthouse gift shop.Full moon season in full force at lighthouseCostumes at the masquerade ranged from traditional to downright strange. Bunco group shes for funds for the librarySheriff: beware counterfeit bills By Valerie GarmanStar Staff Writer For this group of women, philanthropy and Bunco go hand in hand. Its a real diverse group of women, Dana Boyer said of her Bunco group, which meets monthly at the No Name Caf on Reid Avenue. But the main thing about them is theyre all community-minded. What started as a monthly card game has morphed into efforts to preserve a community staple. On Thursday, Nov. 17, Boyers Bunco group, with help from a barrage of city and county ofcials, will host a mullet sh fry to benet the Gulf County Library in Port St. Joe. Lunch will be served at Frank Pate Park in Port St. Joe from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. ET and will consist of fried mullet, cheese grits, coleslaw and hush puppies for $6. Deliveries can also be arranged throughout the day. All proceeds will benet the library. Boyer said the Bunco group has hosted three Bunco tournaments in the past to benet the library, but with other area BuncoBy Tim CroftStar News Editor Gulf County Sheriff Joe Nugent said Monday beware of $100 bills oating around the area. On Monday, investigators with the sheriffs ofce took possession of a $100 bill that would pass any initial testing but is as counterfeit as a three-dollar bill. In fact, the bill taken into evidence on Monday, and will be turned over to the Secret Service, was rather ingeniously produced. We have counterfeit $100 bills oating around, and they are actually pretty good, Nugent said. The bill was used at a local store. It passed the pen test used commonly by merchants, in large measure because it was real United States currency a $5 bill converted, by methods unknown to investigators at this time, into a very beaten-up $100 bill. Each U.S. paper money bill has both a watermark that should be visible by holding the bill to a bright light as well as a vertical stripe that appears when a black light is shined beneath the bill.See COUNTERFEIT B5 See FISH B5 Bikes campaign under wayGive a child wheels, receive a chance to win a childs playhouse 2 5 0 a t t e n d B o w W o w B a s hPhotos by DEBBIE HH OOp P ER | Special to The StarHobson and Bonnie Fulmer won the Best Couples Costume award for their impersonation of ZZ Top. Rhonda Tull baked the Bow Wow Bash cake.

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OFTHEWEEKPET St. Joseph Bay Humane Society SocietyB2 | The Star Thursday, November 10, 2011 Happy BIRTHDAY Chase Andrew Vasilinda celebrated his rst birthday on Saturday, Oct. 22 at his home in White City. Attending the festivities were his parents, Keith and Macie Vasilinda, his brothers Trenton, Sutton and Leelyn Rollins, his great-grandmother Toby Gay and Mr. Ben, his grandparents Ma-Honey and Papa Robert Daniels, Nana Karen and cousin Adam Rollins. Chase would like to thank everyone, especially Ms. Shana, for the birthday love and wishes he received on his very special day. CHASE VASILINDA IS 1 Star Staff ReportJonathon (Jon) Pridgeon of Boy Scout Troop 260 in Greer, SC received the rank of Eagle Scout on Oct. 25. The Eagle Scout rank is the highest in Boy Scouting. To earn the Eagle rank, Jon had to plan and carry out a service project to benet an organization in his community. Jons project involved the replacement of an entry gage and construction and installation of a message board for a pioneer farm owned by the Greenville County, S.C. school district. Jon is a freshman at Bob Jones Academy in Greenville. He is the son of Brad and Rebecca Pridgeon of Greer, S.C., and the grandson of Ann Pridgeon of Port St. Joe.Pridgeon earns rank of Eagle Scout2011 SSalvation AArmy Christmas ProgramThe application date for the Salvation Army to help families throughout Gulf County will be as follows: Port St. JoeNov. 8 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. ET at the STAC facility located at 610 8th St. in Port St. Joe. WewahitchkaNov. 10 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. CT at the Wewahitchka Library located at 314 N. 2nd Street in Wewahitchka. All applicants must bring the following identication: ID for you and everyone in your household, social security card, drivers license, picture ID for applicant, proof of custody for any minors. The following proof of expenses must be provided: rent receipt or mortgage payment, electric bill, gas bill, cable bill, car payment, phone bill and any other expenses. Applicants must also provide proof of income by bringing their most recent pay stub, Social Security check, retirement pension check and/or child support check. The distribution date will be Dec. 9 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. ET from the STAC facility in Port St. Joe. Wewahitchka Womans Club membership socialIf you would like to help make a difference in the lives of others and our community, please consider joining the GFWC Wewahitchka Womans Club, Inc. This is an international club, with over 100,000 members around the world that are proud to say they are a GFWC member. There will be a membership social on Monday, Nov. 14 at 5:30 p.m. CT at Glad Tidings Assembly of God Church, 138 E. Orange Street, Wewahitchka. If you have any questions about the club or the upcoming social, you may contact one of the following members: Patty Fisher, 639-9794; Dianne Semmes, 639-5345; or Carolyn Watson, 639-3801. The members of our club look forward to receiving new members, and hope you will be one of them.2011 TThanksgiving dinner planning meeting There will be a meeting Thursday, Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. ET at the Oak Grove Church, 613 Madison St. in Port St. Joe, to plan the 2011 countywide Thanksgiving dinner. The committee needs nancial support from individuals and organizations to raise funds to purchase turkeys and hams so 850 dinners can be prepared, heated and delivered to needy people in Gulf County. Anyone who would like to make a donation is asked to mail it to the following address. Please call Jerry Stokoe at (850) 381-6122 if you have any questions. Volunteers are needed to make this project a success! Mail donations to: Oak Grove Church, P.O. Box 967, Port St. Joe, FL 32457. Place Donation for Thanksgiving dinner on legend. Christmas toys and jacket drop off locations The owners of the Pristine Pool & Supplies, Tim and Crystal DePue have made their business available as a drop off location for the 2011 Christmas Toys program for Gulf County children. There will be a box for toys and coats and jackets available Nov. 11. Dropoffs can be made Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. ET. People Helping People will also be open from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. ET on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday to receive food, toys, and new coats and jackets. The items collected will be distributed to needy families in Gulf County. Please call Jerry Stokoe at 381-6122 or Erika White, executive director of People Helping People at 229-5262. Society BRIEFSBy Johanna WhiteHere it is already NovemberChristmas right around the corner. October is a changing month for the Kiwanis Club; that is when all of the new Kiwanis ofcers take their post. New ofcers are Barbara Radcliff stepping in as president; John Hanlon, vice president; Pauline Pendarvis, secretary; and Kathy Balentine as treasurer. One of this months program organizers was Ann Jarosz, who spoke to the club about Hospice and their grief counseling program. She told us about her personal experience with the loss of her loved ones. She recommended Hospice for end of life counseling or grieving process of death of a loved one. She also recommended two books to read regarding end of life cycles; Final Journeys and Final Gifts, written by Maggie Callahan (a hospice worker). The other speakers we had was from A&A Home Health; Amy Miller and April McLemore. The ladies talked to us about home health issues especially the upcoming nancial cuts to Medicare. We truly appreciate those who come to share information with the club; educating us on different issues going on in businesses. We want to recognize the Key Club and Keyettes who attended the Kiwanis Club meeting(s) this month: Key Club: Carver Clark, Blaine Bush, Jenny Miles, Alyson Harvey and Dallas Burke; Keyettes: Emerald Muniz, Kristina Furstenberg (two meetings) and Cara Gillespie. Upcoming calendar: Nov. 15, Teen Court, Dianna Harrison and Pauline Pendarvis; Nov. 22, Thanksgiving Program, Dennis Geoghagan; and Dec. 3, Pancake Breakfast, all Kiwanis Members, Key Club & Keyettes. The annual Kiwanis Club All you can eat Pancake Breakfast, using Mark Haddocks special recipe, will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. ET on Saturday, Dec. 3 at Peppers Restaurant in Port St. Joe. The breakfast includes all the pancakes you can eat, choice of bacon or sausage and juice, milk or coffee. Tickets are $5 from any Kiwanis member or contact Johanna White at 227-6268 to purchase tickets. Your support is greatly appreciated. The Kiwanis Motto: Serving the children of the world. Kiwanis KORNERSpecial to The StarThe St. Joseph Bay Humane Society would like to announce its Rabies Vaccine Clinic on Saturday, Nov. 12. Please bring your dogs and cats for a rabies vaccination for only $8 per pet. The vaccines will be available at the St. Joseph Bay Humane Society, 1007 Tenth Street in Port St. Joe, from noon until 3 p.m. ET. Dogs must be leashed and cats must be in carriers. For more information please call the humane society at (850) 227-1103. The humane society welcomes everyone to visit and learn about their role in the community and spend some time walking dogs and playing with kittens! Rabies Vaccine Clinic at SJBHS Star Staff ReportA large black and white cat has gone missing from the Eighth Street area in Port St. Joe. The cats name is Shadow. There is a $100 reward offered for her return. If found, please call 227-5123. REw W ARD FOR MISSING c CAT

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Special to The StarThe WildsBy Kylie Skoda Have you ever just wanted to get away from the stress of life and get to know Jesus better? If you do there is a camp called The Wilds in North Carolina. Recently the seventhand eighthgraders made that trip to The Wilds. Being one of the lucky ones that went I found it amazing! If you think that you want to make the trip and get out of all the stress and mayhem of life, make your next trip to The Wilds!The WildsBy Morgan Peiffer The Wilds is the best camp you could ever go to. They have an awesome zip line that takes you over the basketball courts, and it feels like you are ying. They also have a 75 foot super swing where you lay down in the harness; they pull you up, then you free fall and swing. Another fun thing to do there is hiking to the top of the mountain and seeing the beautiful view, then swimming in the freezing waterfall water. If you go to The Wilds a top ten must do is paintball, although prepare yourself for some major bruises. Of course meeting a lot of new people is great too, but the best thing to me was studying and learning new things about God. I witnessed a ton of other kids give their hearts to God and that is just an awesome thing to see happen. If you ever get a chance to go to The Wilds, you should take it. Have fun, but more importantly open your heart to learning more about God. The Lions Tale The Wilds: A place to get back in touch with GodBy Levi Finley and Spencer RafeldGeneral Information Nov. 11 Veterans Day Program at 9 a.m. ET in the gym; The NJROTC wishes to thank Mr. George Duren and the staff of the Port St. Joe Piggly Wiggly for the opportunity to bag groceries on Saturday, Oct. 29. This fund-raising event earned over $300 for our Cadet Fund, and for that we are truly grateful. Clubs Nov. 9 Keyette Pizza Palooza at 3 p.m. ET in Commons Area to raise money for Toys for Kids; Beta Club Inductees The following inductees were left off the list of new Beta Club members last week: Anna Frabel, Katie Nobles, Elizabeth Furstenberg, Dell Pickett, Lindsey Hightower, Kathleen Rish, Ashley Kennedy, Ethan Sander, Rebecca Kerigan, Sarah Taylor, Brantley Lake and Kennedy Thacker; Nov. 14-18 CFES will be holding a holiday canned food drive in all 1st period classes. SS ports Nov. 11 Football, Sharks vs. Sneads at 7:30 p.m. ET; Nov. 19 Varsity Cheerleaders will be attending their second competition of the season in Cantonment, Florida. Good Luck Cheerleaders; Nov. 14 Jr. High Basketball vs. Cottondale, 6 p.m. ET; Nov. 15 Jr. High Basketball at Wakulla 5 p.m. ET; Nov. 15 Girls basketball at Rutherford 6:30 p.m. CT; Nov. 15 Girls/Boys soccer at Bozeman, 6:30 p.m./8:30 p.m. CT. Go Sharks! Special to The StarThe students in Mr. Browns class at Wewahitchka Elementary School were surprised with a double treat on Oct. 21. Jackie Huft and Carol Vlahos from the Wewahitchka Womans Club presented the students with an individual Fall Wreath Kit. With the help of the ladies, each child was able to create a beautiful wreath using materials provided in each kit. And if that wasnt enough, the ladies read a story to the children and also provided a snack with a cup of apple cider afterwards. Wewahitchka Elementary School is proud to have citizens that continue to give back to their community. If you feel a need to be loved and appreciated, call Jan Traylor at 639-2476 to set up a good time for you to volunteer in a classroom.Holiday friends treat students at WES Star Staff ReportRecently, 10th-graders at Port St. Joe High School had the opportunity to meet history in the esh. After studying the novel Night by Elie Wiesel, a Jewish Holocaust survivor, the students got to hear a rsthand account of the service, capture and imprisonment of an America POW. Glen Beville of Leesburg, Florida made the six-hour trip to Port St. Joe with one purpose, to inform a new generation about their countrys history. Beville, a member of company K, 424th Regiment, 106th Infantry Division, began his Army service in 1943 at age 18. Little did he realize that by Dec. 16, 1944, he would be a part of the historic Battle of the Bulge. He was captured by German soldiers, and held until April 22, 1945 as a POW. The room was completely silent for 55 minutes as Beville captivated the students with the real life details of his capture and imprisonment. Students fought tears as he told of spending Christmas night laying on the straw oor of a cattle pen, reminiscing with other prisoners about what they usually did on this night back home and eventually breaking into to an impromptu rendition of Silent Night. Student Jarrett Laluzerne, spoke of this particular event in Bevilles story, saying, When I think about Christmas time in my life it is impossible to imagine spending that day on the oor of a cattle stall while being held prisoner. Beville also recounted the forced marches and what he described as the scariest part of his ordeal, when he and his fellow prisoners were forcefully crammed into a windowless building which they believed to be one of Hitlers notorious gas chambers. After Beville told of the praying and crying of the prisoners while they awaited imminent death, he laughed a little as he said, And then the water came on. That part of Bevilles story really grabbed my attention, said student Miles Otwell. I wondered if his life ashed before his eyes before that water came on. After hearing about Bevilles imprisonment and liberation the students had many questions. One of the most moving answers of the day came following a question posed by Justin Hites. After being captured and tortured, were you ever angry about having had to go to war in the rst place? Hites wondered. Bevilles response touched everyone in the room when he said, No. This was not a political war. This war was for our freedom, and we knew that if we lost you would all be speaking German right now. At the end of the hour the students responded to this heros humble tale with a standing ovation. Finally, as the students were dismissed, all 60 made their way to the front of the room to ask questions, view and get an explanation of Bevilles medals, and to shake his hand and thank him for his service and heroism for our country, to which this humble man replied, I am no hero. I we all just did what they asked us to do for our country. These 15-year-old students and their teacher will be forever changed after this encounter with living history. One student, Tanene Malone, said, It meant so much more to hear this history from a real person who lived through it, than just reading about it in a book. A few days after Bevilles visit the students wrote him letters to express their gratitude and to let him know what had impacted them most. This Veterans Day is sure to carry new meaning for this young generation of Americans who understand, just a little better, the sacrices that have been made in an effort maintain the freedoms that they may have taken for granted in the past.SS PEc C IAL tT O THE StST ARGlen Beville and Port St. Joe High School teacher Kristal Smallwood.A lesson plan with a personal touch

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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, November 10, 2011Annual St. John the Baptist Church BazaarThe annual St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church Bazaar will be held on Saturday, Nov. 12 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. CT in Wewahitchka. Drive about six miles north on State Road 71 and look for the church with the red doors. This event goes beyond the average bazaar. Items for sale include handmade crafts, freshly baked goodies, homemade chili and chili dogs, and a huge yard sale. Jean Ethridge, renowned ddler, will entertain the crowd while Waynebow the Clown and Smokey the Bear provide enjoyment for kids of all ages. Flora Blackmon will give a oral arrangement demonstration and informational booths will be on display. Watch as local craftsman, John Chambliss, creates one of his famous Bea Bea Baits, sold to shermen all over the nation. Pony rides will be available. Children will have the opportunity to actually paint a live white pony. Youngsters will feed the hungry sh swimming In the stocked pond behind the church. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy the fellowship surrounded by the beauty of thick woods lush with fall leaves. Come early and stay late!Anniversary services at First Pentecostal of WewahitchkaFirst Pentecostal Church of Wewahitchka will be having anniversary services Friday, Nov. 11 and Sunday, Nov. 13. The Evangelist will be Rev. Rick Ethridge from Paragould, Arkansas. Pastor Joey Ethridge invites everyone to attend. This is the 63rd anniversary for the church and the fth anniversary for Pastor Ethridge.Highland View Assembly of God welcomes guest ReverendHighland View Assembly of God is proud to announce services with Reverend John Todd of Tallahassee on Nov. 12 at 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET. Brother Todd has served the Body of Christ as a prophet and teacher frequently used in healing, word of wisdom and word of knowledge since answering Gods call on his life in 1969. He ministers in services and crusades primarily in the United States, but is a featured speaker at ministers conferences in the Philippines, Japan, India, Australia and other countries. His services are hallmarked by their focus on the Word of God and conrmation of the Word by signs following. In the last decade, his ministry has seen a tremendous increase in providing counseling and individual ministry to pastors and other ministry leaders. He lives a life of prayer so as to be ready in season and out. Brother Todd serves as the prophetic or apostolic overseer for a number of pastors and churches. Pastor Gary White and the congregation of Highland View Assembly of God invite everyone to come and hear this anointed man of God. For more information, please call 229-7161. St. James Episcopal Bazaar/Bake SaleSt. James Episcopal Church, located at 800 22nd Street (corner of Garrison Avenue and 22nd Street) in Port St. Joe, will hold a Seasonal Bazaar and Bake Sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. ET on Saturday, Nov. 19. The bazaar will include plenty of items suitable for Thanksgiving, Advent and Christmas and the bake sale will offer confections galore as well as Fr. Tommys lasagna. Come and get your Thanksgiving sweets and your Christmas Gifts. Breakfast and lunch will be available. For more information contact 227-1845.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. Ms. Victoria Renee Strayer Hough, 51, of Port St. Joe, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011 at her home. She moved to the area 32 years ago from Columbus, Ga., and she enjoyed working as a CNA/cook, doing crafts and sewing. She is survived by her father: Jack Strayer; her son: David Lee Grifn of St. Joe; her daughter: Tina Renee Grifn of St. Joe Beach; a brother: John Strayer and wife Pat; a sister: Shelly Knipe and husband John; four grandchildren, Michael Grifn, Ty Mason, Kelvin Grifn, and Garett Mason; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her rst husband, Mickie Grifn (1994); her second husband, Ransom Hough (2008); and her mother, Letha Strayer. Memorialization was by cremation. In lieu of owers, donations may be made in memory of Victoria Hough to Covenant Hospice, 107 W. 19th St., Panama City, FL 32405. A memorial service will be held at sunset on November 12 at the home of her brother, John and Pat Strayer, at 481 Dolphin St, Port St. Joe. Heritage Funeral Home 247 N. Tyndall Parkway Panama City, FL 32404 (850) 785-1316Victoria Renee Strayer HoughCarmi Birge Crutcheld Adams (1917-2011) of Wewahitchka went to be with her Lord and Savior on Nov. 4, 2011. She was born, the youngest of 12, to Thomas and Cecelia Birge of rural Holmes County, Florida, Nov. 22, 1917. She was the beloved wife of her childhood sweetheart, the late Walter Crutcheld, also from Holmes County, for 35 years. They moved to Wewahitchka in 1943. She was cherished and loved by her second husband, the late James E. Adams, for 14 years. Carmi resided in the Honeyville community near Wewahitchka, for the past 68 years where she greatly enjoyed hunting, shing, gardening and spending time with her many family members and friends. Her greatest pleasure came from having her grandchildren gather at her dining room table to enjoy a magnicent meal she had spent hours preparing for them. She was a faithful member of Honeyville United Methodist Church for 65 years and a loyal member of Order of the Eastern Star, Chapter #229, for 52 years. Carmi was preceded in death by her beloved eldest daughter, Carolyn Jean Strange and an infant daughter, Alice Cecelia Crutcheld. She was also preceded in death by three brothers and seven sisters. She is survived by her sister, Esper Smith (101 years old) who resides in Newport News, Va. She is also survived by her daughter, Mary Louise Giddens and son-in-law, Herbert S. Giddens, Jr. of Monticello, Fla.; and nine grandchildren: Rebecca C. Whittle of Tallahassee, Catherine and Everett Wilson, Teresa Boshell, David and Patricia Boshell, all of Deatsville, Ala., Charles and Peggy Dykes of Lawton, Okla., Lisa and George Bubba Stinson of Monticello, April and Jay Bidwell of Wewahitchka, Mary Beth and Dwight Smith of Thomasville, Ga., and Nancy and Adam Grifn of Tallahassee. She has been blessed with 19 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were held at Honeyville United Methodist Church on Monday, Nov. 7, with David Taunton and Pastor Brian Turner ofciating. Grandsons and nephews will serve as active pall bearers. Honorary pallbearers will be other nephews, grandsons, and greatgrandsons as well as members of Honeyville United Methodist Church. Visitation with family and friends was held at the church Sunday, from 5-7 p.m. CT. Members of Eastern Star Chapter No. 229 conducted a short memorial service to honor her memory during the visitation. Interment was at Roberts Cemetery, Wewahitchka, Florida. Those who wish may honor her memory by making contributions to Honeyville United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 917, Wewahitchka, FL 32465, or to Covenant House Hospice, Panama City, Fla. All services are under the direction of the Comforter Funeral Home, Wewahitchka Branch Chapel.Carmi Birge Crutcheld AdamsLorena A. Garth passed into the hands of our Lord November 5 at the Tucker Hospice Home in Concord, North Carolina. Born Nov. 11, 1922 in Florence, Ala., she was a true Southern Lady in the nest sense. Lorena is survived by her daughters, Leona Garth Fulghum and Margaret Garth Johnson; and son Jim Garth; nine grandchildren; and ve greatgrandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents Pearl and John Acton and her husband of 60 years Hunter Garth. Lorena was a member of the Concord Presbyterian Church but attended the Port St Joe Methodist Church for four years prior to relocating to North Carolina. Lorena lived in Florida for 22 years and was an artist, naturalist, expert gardener, taught art and oriental cooking. A devoted Republican, Army wife and mother, she inuenced everyone she encountered in a positive manner. She will be interned at Barrancas National Cemetery in Pensacola with her husband. Lorena A. GarthMartha Moses, 92, of Apalachicola passed away Monday, Oct. 31, 2011, in Port St. Joe after and extended illness. She was born in Alabama and was a longtime resident of Apalachicola, where she worked in the seafood business, and she loved to sh. She was a member of the Highland Park Community Church. She is preceded in death by her husband Jim Moses, and two sons, Jimmy and Lovett Moses. She is survived by two sons, Lonnie Moses and wife, Sandra, and Eddie Joe Moses and wife, Wanda; two daughters-in law, Oleta and Glenda Moses, all of Apalachicola; one sister, Retha Adkins of Calhoun County; 12 grandchildren; 24 greatgrandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, Nov. 4, at 10 a.m. ET at Highland Park Community Church in Apalachicola with the Rev. Ray Creamer ofciating. Interment followed in Pleasant Rest Cemetery, Overstreet. The viewing was held at the church on Thursday, Nov. 3 from 5-7 p.m. ET. All services are under the direction of the Comforter Funeral Home.Martha Moses Obituaries Faith brBRIefsEFS

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LocalThe Star| B5Thursday, November 10, 2011 PUBLIC NOTICEA Public Hearing will be held at the Planning and Development Review Board (PDRB) meeting on Monday, November 21, 2011 at 8:45 a.m. EST, and at the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) meeting on Tuesday, November 22, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. EST. Both public hearings will be held in the BOCC Meeting Room at the Robert M. Moore Administration Building, 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida. The public hearings will be to discuss and act on the following: 1. Variance Application by Kelli Newman for Parcel ID # 03756-000R Located in Section 31 Township 6 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida Encroach 8 into the 20 road setback for W US 98 to comply with CCCL. 2. Public and Open Discussion 3. Staff The public is encouraged to attend and be heard on these matters. Information prior to the meeting can be viewed at the Planning and Building Department at 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Room 312.Ad#2011-81 Trades & Services RODNEY HALL ROOFINGWhen Experience CountsFOR LEAF AND STRAW REMOVAL FROM ROOF OR GUTTERS.CALL(Ofce)850.229.6859(Cell)850.527.0533rodneyhallroonginc@yahoo.com 229-1324 PROFESSIONAL FLOOR CARE, INC.Residential and Commercial Carpet and Upholstery CleaningServing the entire Gulf Coast area Ceramic Tile and Grout Cleaning RVs Cars Trucks Vans 24 Hour Emergency Water Extraction CALL BEN (850) 258-6903 CallAnytime! COMBS CONSTRUCTIONINC.CGC 1507649*ADDITIONS *TERMITEREPAIR *WINDOWREPLACEMENT (850) 229.8385 OR (850) 227-8156 glencombspsj@gmail.com Wood Works(In shed behind store 2284 Hwy 98 W.) PILE DRIVING FOUNDATION/PILING REPAIR DOCK/MARINE WORK MOORING BOUYSOFFICE: 850.227.1709FAX: 850.762.2552 CELL: 850.527.5725 HOWARD227FAIRPOINT.NET Yard Cleanup Affordable Lawn CareRobert PelcMowing Service227-5374 tournament fundraisers going on this month, the women wanted to try something different. In a plea to County Commissioner Carmen McLemore, Boyer asked him to please not cut the librarys budget. In response, McLemore offered to help host a sh fry to benet the library. He said, Ive got the nets and the boat, Boyer said. When Mr. McLemore offered to do the sh fry, we jumped at the opportunity. Boyer noted McLemore does have a backup plan in case he doesnt catch the sh. In addition to McLemore, Port St. Joe city commissioner Bill Kennedy and Gulf County Sheriff Joe Nugent have offered to help cook and serve at the event. The people involved in government understand the need, Boyer said. It helps to raise the publics awareness that this is indeed a worthwhile effort. With less donations coming in and the cost of electricity and operations going up, the Port St. Joe Public Library has been forced to cut their hours down drastically, and Boyer prays they wont have to cut them further. The library is operating right now on a barebones budget, Boyer said. Even though their budget wasnt cut this year, theyre still just barely treading water. A library is such an important part of a community. Its just one of those basic elements. I dont think people understand how many people utilize that library. Boyer said the community has really come together in the planning of the sh fry. Half Hitch Tackle is providing a large redand-white striped tent for the event, and Carol Dow, owner of the Fish House Restaurant in Mexico Beach, will be responsible for the side dishes. Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative in Wewahitchka is also loaning its large fryer for the day. Everyone has just been wonderful, Boyer said. All these people have come in to help, making this truly a community event. Boyer said they have already received a $50 donation, a gesture she described as truly amazing. Its going to be a lot of fun, Boyer said. I hope everyone will come have lunch with us. That stripe, which is in different positions on the bill depending on denomination, is also emblazoned with the denomination in letters. However, those letters are tiny and difcult to see even in a darkened room. Many people shining a black light under the counterfeit bill, which had been pen tested by the merchant, would see the stripe and think nothing about a counterfeit, Investigator Jay Smith said, but upon closer inspection, with a magnifying glass to use, the lettering was visible Five. The merchant that accepted the bill only discovered it was fake when they put the bill, which they had questions about following the purchase and closer inspection of its condition, up to a bright light and saw the watermark President Abraham Lincoln, the face of the $5 bill, Smith said. Any individual or business with questions about paper money they have accepted should contact the sheriffs ofce at 2271115.TIM CROFt T | The StarThis may look like a $100 bill, but it is really a $5 bill transformed into the higher denomination. Gulf County Sheriff Joe Nugent is cautioning the community about additional counterfeit bills. COUNTERFEIT from page B1 FISH from page B1

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B6 | The Star Thursday, November 10, 2011 B6| The Star Thursday, November 10, 2011 CLASSIFIEDS 36149S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, STATE OF FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION LNV CORPORATION, Plaintiff, vs RIVERFRONT PROPERTIES, INC.; GARY R. RHINEHEART; HARRY A. S CHULTZ; WINDMARK INVESTMENTS, LLC; GEORGIA COMMERCE BANK; WINDMARK BEACH COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION, INC.; and UNKNOWN TENANT, Defendants. CASE NO. 2010-CA-000363CA NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered in this cause on October 18, 2011, the Clerk will sell the Property situated in Gulf County, described as: Lot 27, Windmark Beach, according to the map or plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 1, of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. (the Property) at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at 11:00 a.m. ET, on the 17th day of November, 2011, in the lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Boulevard, Port St. Joe, Florida. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAT THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. DATE: October 18, 2011. CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT, G ULF COUNTY, FLORIDA By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator by mail at P.O. Box 1089, Panama City, FL 32402 or by phone at (850) 747-5338 at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days. If you are hearing impaired, please call 711. ROBERT W. BOOS Florida Bar No.0558079 DEBORAH H. OLIVER Florida Bar No.0485111 STEPHANIE M. MARTIN Florida Bar No.0030585 Adams and Reese LLP 101 E. Kennedy Boulevard, Suite 4000 Tampa, Florida 33602 Telephone: (813) 402-2880 Attorneys for Plaintiff November 3, 10, 2011 36189S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION JAMES B NUTTER & COMPANY, Plaintiff, vs. THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS CLAIMING B Y, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST MARGIE O. SMITH A/K/A MARGIE ODEAN SMITH A/K/A MARGIE D. SMITH A/K/ A MARGIE SMITH, DECEASED et al, Defendant(s). CASE NO.: 23-2011-CA-000307 DIVISION: NOTICE OF ACTION TO: THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS CLAIMING B Y, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST MARGIE O. SMITH A/K/A MARGIE ODEAN SMITH A/K/A MARGIE D. SMITH A/K/ A MARGIE SMITH, DECEASED LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: UNKNOWN CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING B Y, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: UNKNOWN CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in GULF County, Florida: LOTS 9 AND 10, BLOCK D OF C. F. HANLON SUBDIVISION NO. 1, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE(S) 42, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses within 30 days after the first publication, if any, on Florida Default Law Group, P.L., Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is 4919 Memorial Highway, Suite 200, Tampa, Florida 33634, and file the original with this Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint or petition. This notice shall be published once each week for two consecutive weeks in the The Star. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court on this 19th day of October, 2011. Rebecca L. Norris, Clerk of the Court By: BA Baxter As Deputy Clerk **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Gulf County Courthouse #850-229-6113 (TDD) Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F11021934 November 3, 10, 2011 36205S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CENTENNIAL BANK, an Arkansas banking corporation, successor in interest to Coastal Community Bank, DBA Coastal Community Mortgage, a Florida Banking Corporation, Plaintiff, VS. KENDALL D. CRAWLEY, and WATAPPO PRESERVE OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC. Defendants. CASE NO: 11-211-CA NOTICE OF ACTION To: KENDALL D. CRAWLEY 1541 FARRINDON CIRCLE LAKE MARY, FL 32746 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following real property in Gulf County, Florida: Lot 143, Wetappo according to plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 5, Page 36 through 42 of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Barbara Sanders, Sanders and Duncan, P.A., the plaintiffs attorney, whose address is P.O. Box 157, Apalachicola, Florida 32320, on or before December 5, 2011, and file the original with the clerk of this Court either before service on the plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition. DATED on October 24, 2011. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk November 3, 10, 2011 36221S RE: REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FROM ACCOUNTING FIRMS To Whom It May Concern: The Port St. Joe Port Authority (Port) is currently requesting proposals from interested and qualified Certified Public Accounting firms, registered and licensed under the laws of Florida, to provide auditing services. The selected firm will be required to perform an annual audit of the Ports financial activities in accordance with generally accepted standards, with Government Accounting Standards issued by the Comptroller General of the United States, and with Rules of the Auditor General of the State of Florida. The selected firm will be engaged for a term of three years. The proposal is to include the fee for the first year and the services will begin with the annual audit of the prior fiscal year of October 1, 2010, through September 30, 2011. In August 2012 and August 2013, the Port and the selected firm will review the scope of services and the fee for the second and third years respectively. In addition to the fee for the first year, proposals are to include (1) statements of qualifications for the firm and its principals who will be responsible for providing the services and (2) statements of experience in providing similar accounting services to governmental entities. Proposals are to be marked with RFP Audit Services and received by the Port by noon, Thursday, November 10th. After that deadline Port staff will open the proposals and assemble them for consideration by the Port Commissioners at the Authoritys meeting on Wednesday, November 16th. The Ports address is 206 Monument Avenue, Port St. Joe, FL 32456. The phone number i s 850-229-5240 should there be any questions. Thank you for your interest in providing auditing services to the Port St. Joe Port Authority. November 3, 10, 2011 36233S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION IN RE: ESTATE OF JAMES THOMAS McNEILL, SR. Deceased. File Number 11-13PR NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION The administration of the estate of JAMES THOMAS McNEILL, SR., deceased, whose date of death was July 4, 2010 and whose social security number is XXX-XX-XXXX, is pending in the Circuit Court for Gulf County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. Governor reshapes Port Authority boardBy Tim CroftStar News Editor Gov. Rick Scott, who has championed the states ports as economic engines, recently appointed to new members and reappointed one veteran to the Port St. Joe Port Authority. Johanna White, chairwoman of the Port Authority, was reappointed to another four-year term while Leonard Costin and Jessica Rish were appointed to seats previously held by Johhny Mize and Allen Cox, respectively. The new appointees bring new ideas and a different perspective, said Tommy Pitts, executive director of the Port Authority. We appreciate the leadership of the former members, but the new members will bring a new perspective. They will bring enthusiasm to the board. Costin will certainly bring that enthusiasm. During an interview, he rattled off a number of initiatives he would like to see the port undertake as well as a desire to form a citizens committee to advocate for the port. As so goes the port so goes Port St. Joe, thats the way I feel about it. I am very passionate about the port, Costin said. The port is the greatest asset in Port St. Joe, and we need to get everybody in the community on board. We are moving forward. The Port of Port St. Joe is one of 14 deepwater ports in the state and the only one that has not been developed. Costin, 69, has been a self-employed certied public accountant since 1972. He served in the United States Navy from 1962 to 1967 and received his bachelors degree from Georgia State University. His term ends July 18, 2015. Im real excited, but I am probably going to stir things up on the board, Costin said. Weve got to get out there and get some people coming in and using the port. We have to let people know we are moving forward. We have a lot of irons in the re. Rish, 35, expressed the same kind of enthusiasm about her appointment and about the future for the port. Im excited about the opportunity, about the opportunities the port offers and the opportunity it offers for the community, Rish said. It can be huge. It is a great time, its an important time for the port. Im extremely excited because we are at a pivotal time for the port. Rish said there is a decided learning curve, alluding to the volumes of documents the port master plan, newspaper and magazine articles and research on past and current opportunities but said the opportunities are there for the port. It has to be something that doesnt hurt our beautiful natural resources; they have to co-exist, but there is a lot of opportunity, Rish said. We denitely need to get any traction we can and make the right public/private partnerships. There is real opportunity. Rish said she would like to see one such partnership with tourism stakeholders statewide, further noting that upon completion of the Panama Canal, there will be additional opportunities. Rish is a real estate manager with Gulf Coast Real Estate LLC. She was a sales account executive for Zenith Labornet from 2006 to 2009, as well as a projects manager for Sandcastle Developers LLC from 2006 to 2008. Rish received her bachelors degree from the University of Georgia. Her term ends Sept. 9, 2015. White said years of discussions about the port are on the verge of paying dividends. She said the importance of the port on economic development is evidenced by Scotts desire to speak with applicants individually, something his predecessors, former governors Jeb Bush and Charlie Crist, did not do. She said after a conversation with Scott and Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll, she came away excited for the next four years. It felt good because this is my third term, and I am probably the longest serving member of the board, White said. I feel like in the last less than two years we have made progress. We are getting a lot more inquiries. Several factors are in play. One, the expansion of the Panama Canal due to be nished in two years and two, the more collegial working relationship with the St. Joe Company following years of visioning about the port that went nowhere. At the same time, the Port of Port St. Joe has completed a barge bulkhead along the Intracoastal Waterway and purchased the old Arizona Chemical site, which brings the ports acreage of ownership to roughly 100. While the port returned the leased bayside land north of the old mill site back to St. Joe, the change of regime has the company marketing the mill site, which includes a deepwater bulkhead, and northern parcel to attract shipping and marine activities that will only help the port grow. St Joe has been great to work with, White said. The new regime is great. A 180-degree turn. The Panama Canal expansion has increased inquiries and Gov. Scott is trying to get the red tape (that has hindered port development) out of the way. Im excited. We have several good prospects. Its an honor (to be reappointed). I look forward to working with the new board members and the existing board members. And I look forward to getting jobs here. That, White said, is paramount for the port, to begin the job creation that so many see as the countys best chance for sustainable, decent-paying jobs. Weve got to create jobs, White said. We have talked about it too long. I told Tommy I would like to see some kind of announcement (about a new port customer bringing jobs) by the end of the year. We are making progress. White, 51, is vice president of business development for Vision Bank since 2008. Previously, she was president of Capital City Bank in Port St. Joe from 1978 to 2008. White has served as treasurer of the Gulf County Chamber of Commerce since 2010 and the Port St. Joe Kiwanis Club since 1998. Her term ends July 25, 2015. SPECIAL TO TT HE STARJohanna White had a lengthy interview with Gov. Rick Scott and Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll before her reappointment as chairwoman of the Port Authority.As so goes the port so goes Port St. Joe, thats the way I feel about it. I am very passionate about the port. The port is the greatest asset in Port St. Joe, and we need to get everybody in the community on board. We are moving forward.LL eonard C C ostin member, Port St. Joe Port Authority Business | Classieds

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CLASSIFIEDSThursday, November 10, 2011 The Star | B7 ToPlace Your Classified ad inCall Our New Numbers Now!Call: 850-747-5020 Toll Free:800-345-8688 Fax: 850-747-5044 Email: thestar@pcnh.com Email: thetimes@pcnh.com theAPALACHICOLA & CARRABELLETIMES CALLOURNEWNUMBERSNOW The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the decedents estate must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE BARRED NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is November 3, 2011. Personal Representative: BETTY L. McNEILL 1031 Indian Pass Rd. Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Attorney for Personal Representative: Charles A. Costin Florida Bar No. 699070 Post Office Box 98 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 Telephone: (850) 227-1159 November 3, 10, 2011 36295S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION IN RE: ESTATE OF Samuel William Berkheiser Deceased. File No. 2011-76-PR NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Samuel W. Berkheiser, deceased, whose date of death was January 21, 2011, is pending in the Circuit Court for Gulf County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 1000 Ceceil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd, Port St. Joe, FL 32456. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is November 3, 2011. Personal Representative: Samuel W. Berkheiser, Jr. 40 5th Street Apalachicola, FL 32320 Attorney for Personal Representative: Max W. McCord Florida Bar No. 28119 105 West 5th Street Panama City, FL 32401 (850) 640-1131 November 3, 10, 2011 36329S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 11-135-CA CAPITAL CITY BANK, Plaintiff, vs. BARBARA STOKES; VILLAGE GREEN BY THE SEA SUBDIVISION PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION; and UNKNOWN TENANTS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause, in the Circuit Court of Franklin County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in Franklin and Gulf Counties, Florida, described as: Franklin County Properties: Lot 41, VILLAGE GREEN BY THE SEA-PHASE II, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 8, Page(s) 17, of the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida. Lot 40, VILLAGE GREEN BY THE SEA-PHASE II, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 8, Page(s) 17, of the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida. Gulf County Property: Lot 18 and a portion of Lot 19, Block 4, WARD RIDGE FLORIDA UNIT TWO according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 4, In the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida, being more particularly described as follows: Begin at the North corner of Lot 19, Block 4, WARD RIDGE FLORIDA UNIT TWO; thence along the North boundary line of Lot 18, N84E, 127.87 feet to the iron rod and cap marking the Northeast corner of said Lot 18; thence along the East boundary line of said Lot 18, S20E, 105.34 feet to an iron rod marking the Southeasterly corner of said Lot 18, said corner being on the Northerly right of way line of Ramsey circle and a non tangent curve concave to the Southeast; thence Westerly along said right of way line, along said curve, having a radius of 40.00 feet, a central angle of 116 for an arc length of 81.34 feet (chord to said curve bears S65W, 68.03 feet); thence leaving said right of way line S87W, 102.47 feet to a point on the West line of Lot 19; thence along said West line N00E, 117.17 feet to the Point of Beginning. at public sale, to the highest bidder, for cash, at the front door of the Franklin County Courthouse, Apalachicola, Florida at 11:00 a.m., on December 6, 2011. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, other than the property owner, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Marica M. Johnson Clerk of Circuit Court By: Terry E. Creamer Deputy Clerk November 10, 17, 2011 36305S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CENTENNIAL BANK, as successor in interest to GULF STATE COMMUNITY BANK, Plaintiff, vs CHARLES HENRY GALLOWAY and MICHAEL TAD WARFEL Defendant(s) CASE NO.: 10-000401-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: Lot Three (3), HOG WILD SUBDIVISION as per official plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 5, Page 19, Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. 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 December 1, 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 27th 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 November 10, 17, 2011 36335S IN THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CENTENNIAL BANK, as successor in interest to COASTAL COMMUNITY BANK, Plaintiff, vs. RAYMOND E. GOOD, FISERV TRUST COMPANY, as trustee for the benefit of DAVID L. GOOD, DAVID L. GOOD, individually, and JANET L. GOOD, individually, Defendants. CASE NO. 2010-399-CA NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated October 25, 2011, and entered in Civil Action No. 2010-399-CA of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida, wherein the parties were the plaintiff, CENTENNIAL BANK, as successor in interest to COASTAL COMMUNITY BANK, and the defendants, RAYMOND E. GOOD, FISERV TRUST COMPANY, as trustee for the benefit of DAVID L. GOOD, DAVID L. GOOD, individually, and JANET L. GOOD, individually, I will sell to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at 11:00 a.m. (Eastern Time) on the 1st day of December, 2011, at the front door of the Gulf County Courthouse, Port St. Joe, Florida, the following-described real property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: Begin at a found one-half inch diameter iron rod at the intersection of the easterly boundary line of Original Government Lot 1, Fractional Section 22, Township 9 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida, with the northerly right of way of County Road #30E (formerly State Road #30E); thence run South 83 degrees 35 minutes 47 seconds West along said northerly right of way for a distance of 75.61 feet to a set one-half inch diameter iron rod and cap LB#732; thence leaving said northerly right of way run North 00 degrees 51 minutes 17 seconds East for a distance of 3119.37 feet, more or less, to the existing bulk head line (bulk head not found); thence run East 75.01 feet; thence run South 00 degrees 51 minutes 17 seconds West along the easterly boundary line of Original Government Lot 1 for a distance of 3110.94 feet to the point of beginning. The successful bidder at the sale will be required to place the requisite state documentary stamps on the Certificate of Title. DATED this 27th day of October, 2011. HON. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF COURT Gulf County, Florida By: BA Baxter Clerk/Deputy Clerk FRANK A. BAKER, ESQ. 4431 Lafayette Street Marianna, FL 32446 November 10, 17, 2011 36361S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION: CASE NO.: 23-2010-CA-000265 NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE, LLC, Plaintiff, vs. RICHARD W TEETS, et al, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE. IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 25th day of October, 2011, and entered in Case No. 23-2010-CA000265, of the Circuit Court of the 14TH Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida, wherein NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE, LLC is the Plaintiff and RICHARD W TEETS, CHARLES SEYMOUR and UNKNOWN TENANT (S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the, FRONT LOBBY OF THE GULF COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 1000 5TH STREET, PORT ST. JOE, FL 32456, 11:00 AM on the 1st day of December, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 2, BLOCK 49, OF THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL MAP ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Dated this 27th day of October, 2011. REBECCA NORRIS Clerk Of The,Circuit Court By; BA Baxter Deputy Clerk Law Offices of Marshall C. Watson, P.A. 1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309 Telephone: (954) 453-0365 Facsimile: (954) 771-6052 Toll Free: 1-800-441-2438 10-27041 November 10, 17, 2011 36385S ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS The City of Port St. Joe will receive sealed bids from any qualified person, company, or corporation interested in providing construction services for the following project: BILLY JOE RISH PARKING LOT This project includes approximately 9,400 S.F. of brick paver parking lot, concrete ribbon curb and stormwater facilities. Completion date for this project will be 75 days from the date of the Notice to Proceed presented to the successful bidder. Liquidated damages for failure to complete the project on the specified date will be set at $100 per day. Please indicate on the envelope that this is a sealed bid for Billy Joe Rish Parking Lot. Bids will be received until 3:00 P.M. Eastern Time, on November 22, 2011 at the City of Port St. Joe City Hall, 305 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL 32456, and will be opened and read aloud at 3:15 P.M. Eastern Time. Plans and Specifications can be obtained at Preble-Rish, Inc., 324 Marina Drive, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456, (850) 227-7200. Cost for Plans and Specifications will be $50.00 per set and is non-refundable. Checks should be made payable to PREBLE-RISH, INC. The City of Port St. Joe reserves the right to reject any and all bids. All bids shall remain firm for a period of sixty days after the opening. All bidders shall comply with all applicable state and local laws concerning licensing registration and regulation of contractors doing business in the State of Florida. November 10, 2011 36387S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, STATE OF FLORIDA Case No. 11-269CA FIRST STATE BANK OF BLAKELY, Plaintiff, VS. JERRY J. GLEATON, JR.; LUCIA ANN GLEATON; CENTENNIAL BANK, as successor by merger to APALACHICOLA STATE BANK, a Division of Coastal Community Bank; SURFSIDE ESTATES OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; UNKNOWN TENANT(S) 1; UNKNOWN TENANT(S) II; and UNKNOWN TENANT(S) III, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO DEFENDANTS: JERRY J. GLEATON, JR., AND LUCIA ANN GLEATON YOU ARE NOTIFIED OF THE FOLLOWING: The above-named Plaintiff, FIRST STATE BANK OF BLAKELY, has instituted the above-captioned civil action against you seeking, without limitation, specific performance of a mortgage contract or to foreclose a mortgage with respect to the following-described property lying and situate in Gulf County, Florida: Lot 29: Begin at the intersection of the West line of Government Lot 1, Section 22, Township 9 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida and the South R/W line of County Road No. 30-E (having a 100 foot RJW); thence East along said South R/W line which is a curve concave to the South and having a radius of 2242.01 feet, for an arc distance of 122.46 feet, said arc having a chord of 122.45 feet bearing N81E to the West R/W line of Moonrise Avenue n/k/a Polaris Drive; thence S00W along said West R/W line for 90.22 feet; thence leaving said West R/W line S81W for 122.45 feet to the West line of said Government Lot 1; thence N00E along said West line for 90.22 feet to the Point of Beginning. Lot 35: Commence at the intersection of the West line of Government Lot 1, Section 22, Township 9 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida and the South R/W line of County Road No. 30-E (having a 100 foot R/W); thence S00W along said West line for 541.32 feet to the Point of Beginning; thence N81E for 122.44 feet to the West R/W line of Moonrise Avenue, n/k/a Polaris Drive; thence S00W along said West R/W line for 90.22 feet to the North R/W line of Gulf Drive; thence S81W along said North R/W line and the Westerly extension thereof for 122.44 feet to the West line of said Government Lot 1; thence N00E along said West line for 90.22 feet to the Point of Beginning. Lot 43: Commence at the intersection of the South R/W line of County Road No. 30-E (having a 100 foot R/W) and the West R/W line of Beach Avenue n/k/a Pebble Beach Avenue (having a 66 foot R/W); thence S00W along said West R/W line for 649.82 feet to the South R/W line of Gulf Drive; thence S83W along said South R/W line for 203.80 feet to the Point of Beginning; thence leaving said South R/W line S00W for 236.15 feet; thence S84W for 50.86 feet; thence N00E for 235.41 feet to said South R/W line; thence N83E along said South R/W line for 50.95 feet to the Point of Beginning. LESS AND EXCEPT THE FOLLOWING: ACCESS PARCEL THROUGH LOT 35, SURFSIDE ESTATES PHASE II: A portion of Lot 35, Surfside Estates Phase II, as recorded in Plat Book 3, Pages 46 and 47, of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida, being more particularly described as follows: Begin at the Southeast corner of said Lot 35; thence along the South line of said Lot 35, S80W, 82.61 feet; thence leaving said South line N03W, 32.88 feet; thence N83 15E, 84.55 feet to a point on the East line of said Lot 35; thence along said East line S00W, 28.46 feet to the Point of Beginning. ALSO LESS AND EXCEPT THE FOLLOWING: Any portion of the following lots that may lie within the above descriptions: Lots 31 and 44, Surfside Estates, Phase 11, as recorded in Plat Book 3, Pages 46 and 47, in the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Gulf County, Florida. YOU ARE HEREBY REQUIRED, within thirty (30) days after the first publication of this Notice of Action, to file written defenses with the Gulf County, Florida Clerk of the Courts, and to serve a copy of the same on the above-named Plaintiff or his or her attorney whose name and address are as follows: MOORE, CLARKE, DUVALL & RODGERS, P.C. Attn.: Matthew E. Eutzler, Esq. 2805 N. Oak Street, Suite A Valdosta, Georgia 31602 WITNESS my hand and the seal of said Court on October 28, 2011. Judge, Circuit Court Gulf County, Florida Fourteenth Judicial Circuit Rebecca L. Norris, Clerk Clerk of the Circuit Court By: BA Baxter As Deputy Clerk November 10, 17, 2011 36395S CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS Sealed bids for City of Port St. Joe Landscaping and Grounds Maintenance will be received at City Hall, 305 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida 32456 up until 4:00 PM EST, Wednesday November 30, 2011. Bids will be publicly opened and acknowledged, Wednesday November 30, 2011 at 4:05 PM EST, in the City Commission Room. Bids shall be submitted in a sealed envelope, plainly marked with bidders name, address, date and time of opening, and bid number for City of Port St. Joe Grounds Maintenance. DESCRIPTION OF WORK: Work consists of landscape, grounds, and sports field maintenance of the following sites: James Benny Roberts Sports Park, Centennial Building, Lamar Faison Soccer Complex, Buck Griffin Lake, Pony League Ball Field, Washington Recreation Center, Port St Joe, FL 32456. The landscaping services required include weeding, cultivating, trimming, pruning, mowing, edging and baseball and softball field prep and maintenance. A more detailed description of the work requirements is available in the bid package. BID NO: 2011-10 Copies of the Bid Package are available on the City website at www.cityofportstjoe.com and at City Hall, 305 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida 32456 The documents may be examined at this address or obtained free of charge. The City of Port St. Joe reserves the right to accept or reject any and all Statements of Bids in whole or in part, to waive informalities in the process, to obtain new Statements of Bids, or to postpone the opening pursuant to the Citys purchasing policies. Each Statement of Bid shall be valid to the City of Port St. Joe for a period of sixty (30) days after the opening. The City of Port St. Joe is an Equal Opportunity Employer This notice dated November 4, 2011 John Grantland, Public Works Director November 10, 17, 2011 36399S NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS The City of Port St. Joe will receive sealed bids from any qualified person, company or corporation interested in constructing: PHASE I WATER SYSTEM IMPROVEMENTS The project consist of constructing approximately 24,100 LF of 6 PVC, 14,050 LF of 3 PVC water main, 25 fire hydrants, 2,900 LF of 2 PVC service line, and associated appurentences as shown on in the construction plans to provide water service for 610 existing residences in the Port St. Joe community. Plans and specifications can be obtained at Preble-Rish, Inc., 324 Marina Drive, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456, (850) 227-7200. The bid must conform to Section 287.133(3) Florida Statutes, on public entity crimes. Cost for Plans and Specifications will be $500.00 per set and is non-refundable. Checks should be made payable to PREBLE-RISH, INC. The completion date for this project will be 365 days for Substantial Completion and 395 days for Final Completion from the date of the Notice to Proceed presented to the successful bidder. Liquidated damages for failure to complete the project on the specified date will be set at $200.00 per day. Please indicate on the envelope that this is a sealed bid, for the Phase I Water System Improvements. Bids will be received until 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time, on December 15, 2011 at the City of Port St. Joe City Hall, 305 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456, and will be opened and read aloud at 3:15 p.m. Eastern Time. The City of Port St. Joe is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Handicapped Accessible/Fair Housing Jurisdiction. The City of Port St. Joe reserves the right to waive informalities in any bid, to accept and/or reject any or all bids, and to accept the bid that in their judgment will be in their best interest. All bids shall remain firm for a period of sixty days after the opening. A mandatory Pre-Bid Conference will be held at the office of Preble-Rish, Inc., 324 Marina Drive, Port St. Joe, Florida (850) 227-7200 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time, November 21, 2011. All bidders shall comply with all applicable State and local laws concerning licensing registration and regulation of contractors doing business to the State of Florida. If you have any questions, please call Willie T. Payne at (850) 227-7200. November 10, 17, 2011 36427S NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAW PURSUANT TO SECTION 865.09, FLORIDA STATUTES NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of GULF AMATEUR RADIO SOCIETY, located at 229 West Arm Drive, in the County of Gulf, in the City of Wewahitchka, Florida 32465, intends to register the said name with the Divisions of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated at Wewahitchka, Florida, this 7th day of November, 2011 Gulf Amateur Radio Society November 10, 2011 36423S NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS BID #1112-01 The Gulf County Tourist Development Council will receive bids from any person, company or corporation interested in providing the following: Printing of the Gulf County Visitor Guide 60 plus cover total 64 page visitor guides (provide + 4 pgs. Text quote also) Page size 8.5 x 11.0 Cover: 80 lb. gloss Text: 80 lb. matte book Ink: 4/4 process inks throughout, plus UV on outside cover with bleeds Bindery/Finishing: saddle stitch 11 side Shipping/Delivery: specify if included in quote or provide estimate Proof: PDF and Epson hard copy proof required -provide costs associated Quantity: 40,000 50,000 60,000 Please indicate on the envelope YOUR COMPANY NAME that this is a SEALED BID and include the BID NUMBER Additional information may be obtained from the Gulf County Tourist Development Council 150 Captain Freds Place Port St. Joe, Florida, 32456 or from the County website at www.gulfcountygovernment.c om. Proposals must contain a detailed printing timeline, cost estimates and samples of similarly quoted print material; and must be turned in to the Gulf County Clerks Office at 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Blvd, Room 148, Port St. Joe, Florida, 32456, by 4:00 p.m., E.T., on Monday, November 28, 2011. Bids will be opened at this same location on Tuesday, November 29, 2011, at 10:00 a.m., E.T. Any questions concerning this bid should be directed to T.D.C Director Tim Kerigan at 850-229-7800. November 10, 17, 2011 Airlines are hiring Train for hands on Aviation career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified. Job Placement Assistance. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 877-206-9405 Earn College Degree Online *Medical Business, *Criminal Justice. Job Placement Assistance. Computer available. Financial aid if qualified. SCHEV certified. Call 866-467-0054 www.CenturaOnline.com Partners in Grime Cleaning Services 850-630-8471. or 850-340-0492 For Homes or Condos free estimates by phone! D & B Home Repairs Inc.Featuring Seamless Gutters. 12 colors available. Call 850-340-0605

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B8| The Star Thursday, November 10, 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 $89,900 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 296 800-323-83882042253 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 316 & 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; LE AS ED located at the cor n g;$10psfmod gr 108 S. E. AVE. A CARRABELLE, FLORIDA 32322850-697-9604 850-323-0444 www.seacrestre.com PROPERTY MANAGEMENT AND RENTALSRENTALS2 BR 1 BA UNFURNISHED HOUSE Downtown, LR, DR, Storage Room .................$6501 BR 1 BA UNFURNISHED HOUSE .....$500DOWNTOWN RIVER CONDO, BOAT SLIP3 Night Minimum .......................$105 PLUS DAILYPIRATES LANDING 1 BR CONDO/POOL3 Night Minimum .......................$105 PLUS DAILY3 BR 3 BA FURNISHED CONDOLong Term, Pool..............................................$8502 BR 1 BA FURNISHED APARTMENTDen & Living Area ..........................................$5503 BR 2 BA FURNISHED CONDO Boat & Car Parking ..............................$850 WKLY3 BR 1 BA FURNISHED APARTMENTPet Friendly ...................WKLY & MONTHLY RATES The Apalachicola Bay Charter School (ABC School) is accepting applications for the following position:Teacher AssistantPlease send resume to: Chimene Johnson, Principal ABC School 98 12th Street, Apalachicola, FL 32320 or email to abcschool@live.comEqual Opportunity Employer BADCOCK & MORE HOME FURNITURE NOW HIRING Delivery & Furniture Assembly Personnel. *32 hr work week *Must have a Valid Drivers License & own transportation *Starting pay $8.00/hr 90 day probation period Apply in Person at: 515 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd, Port St. Joe HELP WANTEDPRIME RESTAURANT INC.Kitchen Manager or Asst. Kitchen Manager with Culinary experience. Send Resume to: 1302 Hwy 98 #3G Mexico Beach, FL 32456 These tiny ads sell, hire, rent and inform for thousands of families each week. Let a little Classified ad do a big j ob for you. Property for sale or lease as Office. Recently remodeled. 2 br, 1 ba, with deck in back. Zoned for both commercial and residential use. 510 6th St. Port St. Joe $800 month. 850-527-6678 Text FL85188 to 56654 Price ReducedFSBO: 5.5 acres White City, Fl. Nice property, minutes to Intercoastal Water Way. Convenient to beaches, reasonable offers considered. call 904-626-1482 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. 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. 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 HOME FOR RENT AT WILLIS LANDINGA Nature Lovers Paradise!! Quality Custom home 9ft Ceilings, Hardwood floors, tile, kitchen bar.Located next to Willis Landing Boat ramp on the Brothers River. Located 10 miles south of Wewahitchka and only 18 miles north of beautiful Mexico Beach and only 32 miles from Panama City. The Apalachicola River is only a 15 minute boat ride.1,600 SF 3 Bed/2 Bath $800/month. Call 850-689-8881 Text FL85680 to 56654 PSJ -1911 Cypress Ave. 3 br, 1.5 bath in Nice neighborhood, close to schools. $675 mo, $300 dep. One year lease. Call 850-867-3368 Mexico Beach Store Front. 2500 sf on Hwy 98 with 32 car parking. 5 year lease with option to buy. 850-348-7774 Text FL83641 to 56654 OtherWorship LeaderWho plays keyboard or guitar for Beach ministry in Mexico Beach. Call (850) 215-8785 Now Hiring!Are You Making Less Than $40,000 Per Year?Covenant TransportNeeds Driver Trainees Now! No experience required. *Immediate Job Placement Assistance *OTR, Regional, & Local Jobs CALL NOW FOR MORE INFORMATION 1-866-280-5309 Port St. Joe. 1207 Palm Blvd. Friday Nov 11th and Saturday 12th. 8:am-1:pm TV, TV stand, desk, dishes, ect. Mexico Beach 1902 Hwy 98 & 19th Street, Sat 8:30 a.m.-?; Xmas items and misc items. Mexico Beach 305 Hatley Dr, South off of 15th Street, Thurs-Sat 9:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.Multi FamilyMirrors, material, dishes, TVs, all kinds of household goods. Mexico Beach 42nd St. Hwy 98 from Tyndall, right on 42nd sSr. Nov 12th, 9 Eastern 8 CentralHuge clearing out saleAntiques, 50s porcelain enamel kitchen table, Books, Clothing, dishes, yard & home, art, drafting table, truck, nautical, John Perry, toys, furniture, Christmas Port St Joe 524 3rd Street, Saturday Nov 12th 8:00 a.m.-?Nice Stuff!Little girls, ladies & mens clothes, comforter sets, toys, furniture, & much more! Port St. Joe, 1704 Long Ave Saturday, No 12th. 7:am-1:pmFundraiser The Karate SchoolMulti families, tools, books, housewares, shoes, cabinets, washer & dryers, table chairs, ect. All must go! 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. $50 REWARDTarpon 100 Yellow KayakMissing since Nov. 2nd from 98 and St Joseph Drive. If you have info call us at 850-229-8700 Extra Mile Pet SittingHome visits/overnight in the comfort of your pets home. Mexico Bch Diana 227-5770 Dan 227-8225 extramilepetsitting.com 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. Need a helping hand? Advertise in the Help Wanted Section in the Classifieds! JOB NOTICEThe City of Port St. Joe (pop. 3,758) is accepting applications for the following position:Water Plant SupervisorPlease submit an application and cover letter along with ve references to The City of Port St. Joe, Attn: Charlotte Pierce, POB 278, Port St. Joe, FL 32457. Applications and a full job description can be found on our website cityofportstjoe.com. If you have any questions, please contact Charlotte Pierce at (850)229-8261. The Position will be open until lled. Salary will be DOQ. The City of Port St. Joe is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace. Park your car in Classified and see it take off in the fast lane!