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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
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Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Publication Date: 11-17-2011
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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 YEAR 74, NUMB ER 5 Thursday, N OV E MB ER 17 2011 By Valerie Garman Star Staff Writer The Gulf County Tour ism Development Council Board meetings have been moved to the rst Tuesday of every month and all TDC expenditures must now be submitted to the board of county commissioners for approval, upon recommen By Tim Croft Star News Editor Authorities have deter mined that bones found on Sunday along the water line at Lake Wimico are human remains. The sheriffs ofce re ceived a call at roughly 10 a.m. ET on Sunday from a family camping near Lake Wimico. The family had found what they believed to be human bones along the waters edge. Investigators from the sheriffs ofce and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conser vation Commission (FWC) went to the location and recovered several bones. The Medical Examiner for the 14th Judicial Circuit conrmed them as hu man. Investigators have not been able to determine how old the bones are or how long they had been in the water. There are at least two human sets of bones, Sheriff Joe Nugent said, noting that investigators had found three femur bones, indicating at least two people. We think maybe this is 50, 60, 70 years old, Nu gent said. We are just not sure right now what we have. Found with the remains were several items that seem to further indicate the bones are quite old and had been in the water some time, Nugent said. Among those items is an Old Man in the Seastyle clay smoking pipe, a TIM C R OF T | The Star The city of Port St. Joe will ofcially dedicate the new Port St. Joe Trail as part of Community Appreciation Day on Saturday. Human skeletal remains found near Lake Wimico County implements new process for TDC Archaeological site or crime scene?COU RTE S Y OF T H E GULF COU NTY S H ER IFFS O FFI CE One of three femur bones found in Lake Wimico on Sunday, an indication the remains of at least two people were found. See REMAINS A6 See TDC A7 By Tim Croft Star News Editor The city of Port St. Joe will ofcially dedicate its new hiking trail as part of a big thank you to the com munity on Saturday. The city will hold a Com munity Appreciation Day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. ET on Saturday, Nov. 19, a day of fun and activities for all ages that will also serve to show off, and dedicate, the Port City Trail. The event is free all food, games, displays, en tertainment on the city; no spending by the public re quired. This is a chance to show our appreciation to people who have been very patient about a lot of things that have been going on in the city, said city manager Charlie Weston. The event starts at 9 a.m. ET with a fun walk on the new Port City Trail that winds its way through the city from the marina to the Centennial Building to Forest Park and points in between. The start point of the walk will begin at the STAC House on Eighth Street, but because parking is limited there, folks are en couraged to park at Port St. Joe Elementary School and travel by shuttle bus, provided by the city, to the STAC House. Those wishing to take part in the fun walk can also be dropped off at the STAC House, and folks can join the walk at any point along the trail. Trail maps will be avail able at the start point, and there are markers along the trail detailing the various segments, distances and estimated time to walk. Three loops will be es tablished for people expect ing an organized walk. Each loop will include stations along the trail where people can receive hand stamps. All walkers with all three hand stamps will receive a medallion at the end of the walk. Residents are encour aged to walk anytime from 9-10:30 a.m. but are encour aged to time their walk to arrive at the Centennial Building by the 11:30 a.m. ofcial city dedication of the Port City Trail. After the dedication cer emony, there will be a free cookout that will include hamburgers, hot dogs, drinks and chips. We just want to show the citys appreciation to residents, said Commis sioner Bill Kennedy. Weve had a lot of challenges this year, and we want to show we appreciate all city resi dents. There will be games, en tertainment and arts and crafts around the grounds of the Centennial Building. The Boy Scouts, NJROTC color guard, St. Joseph Bay Humane Society and public safety displays will be part of the event. This will be just a fun, family-oriented event, Weston said. The city will also be ac cepting donations of nonperishable food during Community Appreciation Day. The food will be dis tributed to needy families during the upcoming holi day season. Donations will be collected at the STAC House and the Boy Scout hut that day. We would like every body who can to bring canned goods to the STAC House or Scout Hut so we can stock up the local food banks, Kennedy said. Port City Trail dedication Saturday Just doing his job Veteran honored with award from France By Valerie Garman Star Staff Writer He doesnt consider himself a hero. Its been a while, said Brooks Aichison, speak ing of his time of service in World War II, nearly 70 years ago. He said he was just do ing his job. At 89 years old, Aichi son was honored at a cer emony at VFW Post 10069 in Port St. Joe on Veter ans Day for his appoint ment as a Chevalier of the French Legion of Honor. Created by Napoleon Bonaparte in 1802, the French Legion of Honor acknowledges services rendered to France by people of great merit, and is the highest civilian Aichison hugs his daughter, Lynn Harvey, who came from Memphis to attend the ceremony. David Kelly (center) reads Aichisons certicate, which thanks him for his courage and devotion for the great cause of freedom and his help in the liberation of France during WWII. See VETERAN A8 Photos by VA L ER I E G AR M AN | The Star Aichison is congratulated by a fellow WWII veteran. Panhandle Players B1 Opinion ..................................... A4-A5 Letters to the Editor ................. A5 Outdoors ................................... A10 Sports ......................................... A11-12 School News ..............................B3 Faith ...........................................B4 Obituaries ..................................B4 Classieds ..................................B7-B8

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Local A2 | The Star Thursday, November 17, 2011 719 Hwy 98, Mexico Beach (850) 648-8207 OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK 11AM-CLOSE BOOK CHRISTMAS PARTIES NOW RESERVE ANY PARTY FROM TEN TO THE WHOLE RESTAURANT CONTACT SCOTT (850)648-8207 Thanksgiving ALL YOU C A N E AT $14.95 12 to 8:00 S WEE T P OTATO CO LL A RD GREE NS C R AN BERRY SA U C E DEVILED EGG S MIXED FRUI T FRE S H BRE A D O VE N R OAST ED T URKEY M AS HED P OTATO AN D GR A VY CO R N BRE A D ST UFFI N G GREE N BE AN CASS ER O LE C RE A M O F CO R N ST UFFI N G H ON EY GL A ZED H A M TO PPED WI T H FRUI T SA L SA Y O U RE C H O I C E O F PUMPKI N A PPLE O R C HERRY PIE If you believe in less taxes, less government, a strong national defense, world class educational opportunities, family values and religious freedom you must be a Republican. If youre not a Republican, you share our values and should be one of us. The Republican Party of Gulf County is on the move! We invite you to join the Republican Party by simply completing a Florida Voter Registration Application that you can download and complete from www.votegulf.com or ll out in the County Supervisor of Elections ofce at 401 Long Avenue, Port St. Joe. As a Republican, we invite you to be active and join us at our next meeting on Monday, November 21st. We meet at 7:00 p.m. EST upstairs at the Capital City Bank building in Port St. Joe. See you there! Leonard Costin Membership Communication Committee Joanna Bryan Chairman Watch for our new website coming soon at www.gulfgop.com Its a great day to be a Republican! SCHOOLS REMEMBER VETERANS Photos by TIM CROF T | The Star Top right: As retired Comm. Wayne Taylor reads the name of the countys fallen during war time, Billy Quinn, Jr. tolls the bell and Taps was played in the background by Mitch Bouington during ceremonies last week at Port St. Joe High School. Bottom right : Emerald Muniz of the PSJHS Student Government Association pins a commemorative ag onto the jacket of a veteran in attendance last Friday. Top left: Paige McDaniel and Brandon Paul led the presentation dressed as the Statue of Liberty and Uncle Sam. Top middle: Marine Corps Veterans stand as the students honor their services by singing the Marine Corps Hymn. Bottom left: Wewahitchka Elementary students sing the Army Hymn in honor of those who served in the United States Army. Photos by VALERIE GARMAN | The Star

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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 Having taught college math courses for over 15 years now, I am comfortable in the classroom. To be honest, I love teaching math. With the internet, Ive also been able to teach students all over the world right from my house. This is something that I truly have enjoyed. When I teach, I consider it to be an opportunity to meet new people and go to places virtually that I will never get to go. Presently, I have a student in one of my traditional classes (in a real building) who is from Baghdad, Iraq. He is a member of the Armed Forces (ours) and is bright and a joy to be around. He speaks three languages uently and obviously has to prove a little more each day that he is capable. He succeeds. I have no desire to go to Iraq, however being able to teach someone who grew up there and can tell me about it is pretty amazing. Recently, a university I teach for approached me with a proposal. It was one of those that I could not refuse, as a matter of fact, I felt like I had won the lottery. They asked me if I would be interested in tutoring/ teaching a student in statistics one on one. I love statistics, I love probability, I was taught by my Daddy with a deck of cards. Why this special treatment for this student? Well, maybe its because students like to hear me. Every Sunday night I go live on the internet, close to 1000 students hear me either live on Sunday evening or the recorded version later in the week. Honestly, I think its because they want to hear what I sound like, how I put things and to be entertained. It never fails, a student will mistakenly leave their microphone on and I can hear them say with a laugh to their spouse or child, You have to come hear this, or a real redneck rocket scientist. One student asked me once, My whole family is here, do you mind if we all listen? I dont mind. I teach with one goal and it was taken from my favorite math professor in college used to tell me, a good teacher makes the difcult seem simple, rather than the simple seem difcult. That is what he did, and also what I try do. Oversimplifying things is good as far as my students are concerned. My one on one students name is Greg, and he is blind. My job is to speak statistics and explain statistics such that Greg can master the body of knowledge for this particular class. I was and am continued to be honored by this task. After my rst conversation with Greg, I was both excited and curious. I realized immediately that Greg was very bright, eager and he seemed to get me. This was a relief. He didnt make fun of the way I talked, and he even noted that he understood me (having relatives from Kentucky). Talking to Greg on the phone about every other day for the rst week of class brought new surprises and rewards. He is a single dad, who gained custody of his young son. Greg and his son live with Gregs parents. Diapers? They werent a problem; Greg could change them in his sleep. His son is now out of diapers and living with a loving dad and grandparents. There were certain questions that I was hesitant to ask, but Greg ended up being very candid about. He has been blind for almost ten years, having lost his sight due to diabetes. This allows me to approach some topics differently, knowing that Greg had twenty some odd years There are lessons to be taken away from the rst new school to break ground in the county in some four decades. Last week North Florida Child Development turned dirt with shovel, at least symbolically, on its new South Gulf County center off Field of Dreams Avenue in Port St. Joe. In truth, NFCD ofcials were playing a bit of catch-up with the ofcial ceremony as the construction contractor was already preparing to pour footers and foundation, the facilitys outlines and infrastructure in the ground. Regardless, the ground breaking signied a six-year mission nearing the stretch run. Lesson No. 1 job creation takes patience. Through various permutations and leaders, this has been a constant message from the Gulf County Economic Development Council through the years. Job creation does not come overnight. The Port of Port St. Joe provides further evidence that economic development is about planting seeds and hoping for growth. The message is one that has not often been heard by the Board of County Commissioners, or the two city commissions for that matter, leading to a series of self-inicted wounds the past decade, any positive step forward matched by two steps in reverse. Yes, there have been legitimate issues at times with EDC efforts, but county and city leaders have offered scant patience and that lack of patience has served to exacerbate a agging county economy and doubledigit unemployment. Lesson No. 2 the public/private partnership. For starters, NFCD has long had this part down pat. The company has a symbiotic relationship with Gulf County Schools, partnering on the purchase of buses and other initiatives, providing, as Superintendent of Schools Jim Norton put it last week, a bit of seasoning for the main dish the public schools provide. An important aspect of the move to a new facility is freeing up the old Highland View Elementary School, owned by the school district and occupied by the current NFCD South Gulf County facility, to allow the county School Board to explore leveraging that property to benet the district. But as one after another of the economic development experts who have toured Gulf County in recent years has attested, a key to job creation is public/private partnerships. Government can not create jobs; only the atmosphere that fosters private sector investment to create jobs, goes the mantra. The NFCD facility is a testament to the philosophy. This facility does not happen without signicant government scal assistance. Various federal and state agencies, from Health and Human Services to Housing and Urban Development to USDA to the Florida Department of Community Affairs, public partners provided funding for planning and design, infrastructure, construction and a roadway. The new school will have medical and dental services, in part, through federal funding. The county and city of Port St. Joe leveraged a donation of land for a recreational complex to provide the site for the new facility. In turn, plenty of private sector resources were brought to bear. NFCD is a private corporation and put down a signicant chunk of change upfront and will also have a loan of more than $2 million to pay off after the facility has risen from the ground opposite the Gulf/Franklin Center. The Jessie Ball DuPont Foundation chipped in with much of the funding for the medical and dental services in the facility and NFCD held a series of community fundraisers, most particularly a highly successful golf tournament, to apply dollars to the project. The facility also has a hefty list of corporate, organizational and individual donors from the private sector who have helped push the project along. And, nally, the South Gulf County facility is a testament to the dogged determination of one woman in the private sector sprinting ahead with a vision. Sharon Gaskin, CEO of NFCD, it was noted again and again last week, is not a person to take no for an answer. And in a classic case of making your own opportunities, it was Gaskin who had the energy and passion to take a vision from her board, see openings and leverage them for her dream. The county/city recreational complex, the land coming from the St. Joe Company during the WindMark Beach Development of Regional Impact (DRI) process, provided an opening to secure land for the facility. Her persistence and reputation, forged over decades as an educator, were keys in luring so much federal funding to the project. Her reputation and that of NFCD was certainly a factor in securing the city of Port St. Joe as a partner for a Community Development Block grant for Field of Dreams Avenue and other infrastructure. Yes, there is plenty of public funding owing to the project which, under budget, will return $400,000 to USDA as well as paying off the $2 million loan but it was a private sector force of nature that brought the stars into alignment. Lesson No. 3 consistency of excellence in education. Economic development experts also talk continuously about the importance of education and its role in a community when businesses consider locating to that community. The NFCD facility, with its services aimed at children ages 0-5 including Head Start and Early Head Start, continues the countys gold standard for education. By any measuring stick used by education leaders at the state and federal level, Gulf County Schools excel, an A district four years running. Toss in the Gulf/Franklin Center of Gulf Coast State College, dual enrollment opportunities for high school students and a new state-ofthe-art facility providing educational and medical services to the youngest among us, and the county can mark education in the pro column for any prospective company. Mix in some patience and the right public/private partnership, add a healthy dose of passion, and what NFCD really provided last week was a template for potential job creation in the county provided community leaders are paying attention. TIM CROFT Star news editor Lessons on economic development All is not well in Happy Valley Im not a Penn State fan. They dont have any insignia on their helmets, there are no names on the backs of their jerseys and they wear their practice pants in the game for goodness sakes! Ive never been particularly enamored with Joe Paterno. He seemed to always state the obvious when interviewed over an upcoming game or right after a devastating loss. But youve got to respect the years hes spent in the game; the several undefeated seasons; the two national championships; the all time wins leader in college football history. He was doing something right at Penn State! And most important of all, I have never heard a former player or an associate say a word against him. I have, on the other hand, heard many past players speak glowingly about the guidance, direction and help that Coach Paterno provided them during their Penn State run. It was obvious that the program was about a heck of a lot more than just winning football games. One year he was asked to speak to the Penn State graduating class. Let me tell you, Ive been around a few football situations in my day, they dont ask the normal head coach to get up and deliver the commencement address. They save that honor for Nobel Prize winners, heads of state or the enlightened intelligentsia of the corporate world. Joe Pa is gone. In an instant! And Im certainly not here to defend him. The charges of a long ago assistant coach having inappropriate contact with young boys are as well documented as they are disgusting. The story just broke a week ago and heads are rolling around Happy Valley like someone cranked up a well oiled guillotine from the old French Inquisition days. I would like to raise my hand and ask a few questions. What happened to due process? And Im referring directly to Joe Paterno here. And listen, 409 college football wins cant shield him if he is guilty. But being famous shouldnt condemn him either. Lets afford him the same opportunity if he scrubbed oors in the university laundry. There has been no grand jury indictment against him. No criminal charges led against him. No arrest on his front steps. Good golly, Billy the Kid got due process, then they shot him! Bruno Richard Hauptmann got due process. Tokyo Rose got due process. O. J. Simpson got due process. If Jack the Ripper had been operating in Jacksonville, Memphis or New Port Richey and was apprehended, I dare say he would have gotten due process. And yet, Coach Paterno is dumped immediately. No trial, no defense team. No opportunity to face his accusers. The Penn State Board of Trustees said they were going to start a full and complete investigation into the matter. Less than a day later these same trustees got Joe on the phone to give him the ouster news. That was either the fastest complete investigation in the history of the known world or somebody jumped the gun. After 61 years of unfailing loyalty to the university, they gave Joe Pa the news over the telephone. Billy the Kid got better treatment. The trustees said the news media frenzy forced their hand. Id say theyre looking down at pretty weak hands! But the trustees did get one thing right. The news medias goal today is to shape our minds to their way of seeing it and to whip up viewership by any means possible. Oh, they will decry due process when it ts their story. But they dont give it a second glance if they smell blood in the water. They quit reporting the news years ago and went to making it! They will bend it to t their political agendas or ratings charts. When they get their slant going on a story and they sense theyve hooked the audience, there is no heights, or depths, they want aspire to. And dont you think for a second the news folks havent covered up, or suppressed a story, if the situation or a boss above them demanded it. The real problem is that unknowing folks by the boatloads out there are all too often swayed by the latest byline or the last anchor man they listened to! Another fairly pertinent question would be how much did Coach Paterno know? Or not know? When did he know it? What exactly was said to him in 1999 or 2002? Is there any hint of a reasonable doubt here? Hindsight is a wonderful thing. Lord knows, I would hate to be judged today on every hasty or uninformed decision I have ever made during my entire life. I know one thing for dead certain sure, Im not in a very good position to go casting stones. No one is going to win here. Except the ratings for ESPN, Fox and the Nightly News! There were three lousy games left on Penn States schedule. Everyone has agreed that football games are not important in the wake of the sensational story unfolding now around the long departed assistant coach. Why not let Joe Pa nish out the season. His highly esteemed position of coach, mentor and benefactor to the university, the athletes and the students has been tarnished forever. Thats a sad epitaph for such a distinguished career. If he was a party to some kind of cover up, we can hang him later. If he knew more than he let on, lets deal with that in a proper fashion, following a proper channel of legal steps that I think are guaranteed in the Constitution, Bill of Rights and one of those chapters in Deuteronomy. Due process! It is horric that those young victims didnt get it. But taking it away from Joe Paterno doesnt atone for, x or render any real solution to the original problem which was certainly not of his making. Respectfully, Kes HUNKER DOWN Kesley Colbert Thursday, November 17, 2011 CRANKS MY TRACTOR BN Heard Hearing statistics See CRANKS A5

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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 Letters A5 | The Star Robert C. Bruner Attorney Personal & Business Bankruptcy Over 30 Years Legal Experience 850-670-3030 We are a debt relief agency. bankruptcy relief under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Before you decide, ask us to send you free written information experience. 9941546 FREE ESTIMATES 1-850-626-9242 1-800-69-SHRED Security-cleared personnel Fort Walton Beachs leading mobile destruction company Weekly, monthly, or annual service Locally owned & operated Dear Editor: (Last Friday), I attend ed the Veterans Day pro gram at Port St. Joe High School. If you missed it you really missed something wonderful. I walked out of there thinking how proud I am to be an American and how proud I am to be a part of this wonderful little community. It was just per fect. I was so proud of the students; they were rever ent and very respectful. It is one of those events that I will always remember. A big thank you to everyone involved, especially the Veterans. Natalie Shoaf Port St. Joe Dear Editor, Last week I received an award from Covenant Hospice. It is very nice but I dont deserve this. The people of Gulf County deserve this. This couldnt have happened without you, who for a few hours set aside their differences and helped a very deserving charity. For those are the people that are in their last days of life and Covenant Hospice make every moment a little more bearable. How do you thank them? To the people that worked the parking lot to make sure any guest that needed help to and from the gate got it. How do you thank them? To the people who cooked all the food and served it, how do you thank them? To the people that worked the bar and then gave their tips to hospice, how do you thank them? To all the people that helped set up and cleaned up and just whatever it took to get the job done, how do you thank them? Well, its not necessary for these people; they dont do this for the words, thank you. They see a need and will work tirelessly to help. Remember, what we do as individuals reects on what we are as a society and for that I say, Thank You. Jim Emerson Port St. Joe By Dave Dorris The city ofcials have passed the Biomass Development Order, but the citizens of Port St. Joe need to know about the misinformation about air pollution spread by the developers of the biomass incinerator, and the fact that the city ofcials never challenged it, but approved the local Development Order anyway. On July 28, 2009, one of the biomass developers is on record as saying two light trucks driven 14,000 miles per year emit more pollution than the biomass incinerator proposed for Port St. Joe. Again, in a city and county commission meeting on Aug. 12, 2009, this same developer said two SUVs driven 14,000 miles a year produces more pollution per year than the proposed plant. The minutes of this meeting are posted. The truth is Rentechs Port St. Joe biomass incinerator will produce tens of thousands of times more pollution each year than two SUVs driven 14,000 miles a year without even counting the trucks used to deliver the biomass fuel to the incinerator. According to the developers own reports, the Rentech incinerator will have 160 heavy duty truck trips a day delivering the wood, seven days a week, 365 days a year common sense says thats a lot more pollution than two SUVs, not even counting the pollution from the incinerator itself. The developers statements defy common sense, but a recent engineers report was done just for the purposes of this comparison, and the results of this report are as follows (See No. 1 below): The biomass incinerator and an SUV both burn fuel to produce energy, and although they burn different types of fuel, both emit some of the same chemical pollutants into the air as a result of the combustion process. Two SUVs, like a Chevy Tahoe for example, emit only 42,338 pollutant pounds per year versus Rentechs biomass 881,909,350 pollutant pounds per year of the same chemical pollutants. This shows the incinerator spews out tens of thousands times more air pollution than two Chevy Tahoes (See No. 2 and 3 below). Now, lets look at the air pollution comparison of two Chevy Tahoes versus Rentech delivery trucks. According to the same engineers report, the two Chevy Tahoes emit only 42,330 pollutant pounds per year versus 4,727,773 pollutant pounds per year of the delivery trucks. Just delivering the fuel to the incinerator emits drastically more air pollution than two Chevy Tahoes. (See No. 2 and 3 below) Even if those who dont believe there will be pollutants and other contaminants emitted from this incinerator, the heavy delivery trucks alone will dramatically add pollution to the air. Yep, city ofcials swallowed all of the misinformation hook, line and sinker. 1. All backup documents can be found at www. gulfbiomassincinerator. org. 2. To be conservative, the data for the Chevy Tahoes is taken from the U.S. EPA for the dirtiest, most inefcient 2000 model year, 5.7 liter Tahoe. The Rentech incinerator information is taken from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection Technical Evaluation Report: of April 27, 2011. 3. Data is based on Rentechs Trafc Impact Analysis Report which says that 160 truck trips per day (80 round trips) on a daily basis would occur to deliver the fuel. Dave Dorris is a resident of Port St. Joe By Mark Underwood Special to The Star Did you know a good dose of laughter can actually help your immune system and decrease stress? Have you ever wished you could let go and laugh more often at the silliness of life? It sounds easy but its not always possible, particularly if youre facing ups and downs of lifes challenges. But if you can lighten up and be more playful, youll give yourself the freedom to have more fun. The good news is laughing has builtin health benets to boot. Heres another reason to laugh. Its contagious. Have you ever wondered why some people tend to attract others? Look more closely. It may be that they laugh easily and frequently even when they are surmounting numerous challenges connected with their health and aging. Over 50 years of research back up the fact that positive social connections improve health outcomes and laughing is part of that equation. If you admire people who age gracefully, you may have noticed they smile easily and seem to radiate a joy for life even though they probably face an assortment of lifes ups and downs. Laughter for better health Theres no doubt about it, laughter makes you feel good, but research has shown that it also helps boost immunity, relax muscles, decrease pain, ease anxiety and relieve stress. Think of laughter as internal jogging. Laughter causes positive changes in brain chemistry by releasing endorphins, and that brings more oxygen into the body with the deeper inhalations caused by laughing. Keep in mind laughter is more than just a temporary mood booster. It is a powerful tool that helps us nd new sources of meaning and hope. It gives us strength in difcult times, and connects us to others. Giggle like a child Boost your mental outlook by acting like a kid again. As you age, allow laughter, humor, games and playfulness to your life. Daily humor can help you feel more relaxed, creative and joyful. Studies have shown that the average preschool child in the U.S. laughs about 400 times a day. As adults we laugh far less frequently. According to studies at Ohio State University the average adult breaks out and laughs only about 15 times a day. If you can nd a giggle in a situation, even for a few minutes, it will ease stress and help you refocus on positive things. As you age, you may feel there are many things you cant do as well as you used to. Maybe you cant turn cartwheels like you used to, but no matter what your age, you can look for the humorous side of life. Laughter is a powerful tool. And its free to use anywhere, anytime. Laugh everyday because Most of us dont remember when we rst smiled, but you were probably smiling when you were just a few weeks old. If you dont laugh out loud very often, dont despair, you can learn to laugh at any stage of life. Look for something to laugh about everyday because you will automatically take yourself less seriously. Laugh everyday because it helps shift perspectives, recharge your batteries, and stay focused. Laughter helps you feel less anxious and sad. Whats more, having a good hearty laugh at least once a day can help trigger better relationships and stronger bonds with your friends and family members. Laughing produces a high speed exchange of positive enforcement between your brain and the people around you. Keep a laugh kit around These are some ways you can treat yourself to daily doses of good humor. Hang out with positive kids of all agesfriends and family members from young to old, children, grandchildren, and greatchildren. Surround yourself with reminders that there is a lighter side to life. Put a funny cartoon somewhere visible in your home where you start your day. Watch a funny movie or TV show. Play with a pet. Read the funnies. Positive emotions can reduce health risks. So go ahead, create as many microseconds as possible of happinessrelated chemistry. Laugh and youll improve your physical, mental and social health. Mark Underwood is a neuroscience researcher, president and co-founder of Quincy Bioscience, a biotech company located in Madison, Wisconsin focused on the discovery and development of medicines to treat age related memory loss and the diseases of aging. Mark has been taped as an expert in the eld of neuroscience for The Wall Street Journal Morning Radio, CBS and CNN Radio among others. Mark is also a contributor to the Brain Health Guide which highlights the research at Quincy Bioscience and offers practical tips to help keep health brain function in aging. More articles and tips for healthy aging can be found at www.TheGood NewsAboutAging.com CRANKS from page A4 of sight. He is now 100% blind. Talking to Greg, I was at rst hesitant to use terms like see or watch or look at. Now, I know better. We talk about watching football games and seeing the graphs and tables of data. Greg sees things differently, but in my opinion has an advantage when it comes to seeing statistics. When I say this, I mean that Greg has an extraordinary ability to visualize. We talk about things like data, graphs and the shapes of distributions and how they look (in our head). For example, the normal distribution is the perfect mountain. After one week, Ive found myself asking more of Greg than other students. I do this not because he is blind, but because he is capable and he is my student. I want him to be the best he can be. An example of this is a recent spreadsheet that I sent him that had a calculation error in it, I told him to nd it and explain to me. He did and we talked about the spreadsheet not seeing all of the values. This was an error that 9 out of 10 students usually completely overlook. He wants to be involved with computer programming, thus he needs to be able to nd errors like this and see them. He did. This story will be continued for the next eight weeks on the Cranks My Tractor website at www.CranksMyTractor. com. Listen up and laugh health benets are waiting A word of thanks for Rocktoberfest A salute to veterans PSJ ofcials swallowed misinformation Even if those who dont believe there will be pollutants and other contaminants emitted from this incinerator, the heavy delivery trucks alone will dramatically add pollution to the air. Yep, city ofcials swallowed all of the misinformation hook, line and sinker. Remember, what we do as individuals reects on what we are as a society and for that I say, Thank You. Thursday, November 17, 2011

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Local A6 | The Star Thursday, November 17, 2011 button believed to be glass or porcelain, an Indian head penny and a coin from L.W. Lyons Company Clothing and Furnishing Goods store out of New Orleans, which Nugent said had gone out of busi ness in 1960. From what we have found, these items appear to be old, Nugent said. The items have been ex amined by Herman Jones, a retired local school teacher who has made a hobby of underwater ar cheological research. Jones dated the items found to 1850-1870. He believes the bones and items may be from a burial ground originally situated near the lake. It is looking like we may have more of an archeo logical site than a crime scene, Nugent said. Nugent said archeolo gists from the University of Florida would likely be in the area in the next day or so and would be escorted to the location for lming and review. Nugent said an answer as to whether the site is historical or criminal should become clearer in a week to 10 days. Meanwhile, the items, along with the bones, will be forwarded to an anthro pologist at either the Uni versity of Florida or Florida State University, Nugent said, in order to try to date the bones and items. The worst case is we will know in about 30 days, Nugent said. We just dont know what we have yet. There are no re ports of missing persons in neighboring counties. No reports in Gulf County. At this time, we just dont know. Nugent encouraged anyone who might have any information pertaining to the bones or the other items found to contact the sheriffs ofce at 850-2271115. The Medical Examin ers Ofce will perform additional testing before the bones are sent to an anthropologist. November is National Home Care & National Family Caregiver Month During this very strained economy when people are being laid off, companies are downsizing, homes are being foreclosed upon, and the future is uncertain.A & A HomeCare, Inc. is very thankful for another year of being able to serve the community by providing medical services to those in need, in their own home. Even in an uncertain economy, some things will not change. People will continue to age, develop medical problems, and will require home health services at some point in their life. Our hope and prayer is that home health care will survive the multiple changes and budget cuts that are being imposed by our federal government. A & A HomeCare, Inc. is a locally owned and operated home health agency, and we feel that this allows for us to provide additional care and attention to our patients vs. agencies located in another county that may nd that traveling to our county on a daily basis difcult. All of our staff resides in Gulf County and takes great pride in caring for their neighbors. A & A HomeCare, Inc. urges you to use your voice, and vote responsibly in the upcoming elections. Your vote can help make the difference. Choose a candidate who has pledged to stand up for Medicare and for the patients right to choose the right to choose their own healthcare provider vs. bundling and the right to choose their own health plan. A & A HomeCare has letters/petitions that can be sent to our representatives if you are interested in making your voice beyond your vote heard. Give our ofce a call for more information. A & A HomeCare, Inc. would like to also send out special recognition for those family members who have chosen to give of themselves and keep family at home vs. long term placement. Sons, daughters, nieces, nephews, grandchildren, brothers & sisters who have devoted themselves are a big part of home health and without you, the elderly would surely not be able to live at home. If you or a loved one may be in need of home health care services, make an appointment and discuss it with your physician. Some points on choosing a home health agency that should be taken into consideration include: Remember that one of your basic rights in the Florida Patient Bill of Rights is THE RIGHT TO CHOOSE. If you or a loved one are hospitalized, visit the ER, have surgery, etc. you have the right to choose the agency NOT your Physician, Case Manager, Discharge Planner, etc. So dont be afraid to speak and let them know which agency you prefer. If you have questions as to whether you or a loved one is eligible to receive home health care services, give our ofce a call at 227-3331 or 639-3333. Or, visit our website at www.aahomecareinc.com Get your annual exam before the New Years Deductable. The Gulf County Sheriffs is welcoming its new K9 Luke. Luke is a 15-month-old German shepherd. He will be trained in narcotics detection, building and area search and criminal apprehension. Luke will be handled by Dep. James Newsome. Newsomes previous K9, Zeus, passed away recently. Top left: Also found was this Old Man in the Sea-style of smoking pipe. Top right: Also found was this coin from L.W. Lyons Clothing and Furnishing Goods store in New Orleans. Sheriff Joe said the store had closed in 1960. Bottom left: Investigators found this Indian head penny. Bottom right: Also found was this button, believed to be porcelain or glass. REMAINS from page A1 GCSO WELCOMES NEW DOG PHOTOS COURTESY OF THE G ULF COUNTY S HERIFFS O FFICE In addition to the femur bones, a variety of smaller bones were found.

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Local The Star| A7 Thursday, November 17, 2011 dation of County Attorney Jeremy Novak. Novak presented a list of recommendations for the TDC at the Nov. 8 BOCC meeting, among them a requirement that execu tive director Tim Kerigan submit all expenditure requests to the BOCC no matter what the cost, until further notice. Novak said all future BOCC meetings will have a specic memorandum in the consent agenda from the TDC containing a list of expenditure requests to be approved by the board. The TDC Board meet ings have been moved to the rst Tuesday from the rst Monday of each month to allow Kerigan time to compile a list of ex penditure requests in time for the BOCC meeting the week following. The moving of the meeting is denitely go ing to help, said Kerigan. More importantly, you will have the ability to approve and ask any questions of the TDC. Kerigan submitted a packet of line-item expen ditures, from both BP funds and regular TDC funds, for the commissioners to look over and approve. The commissioners re luctantly approved the ex penditures, posing various questions for Kerigan. Commissioner Bill Wil liams noted that many of the expenditures up for approval were catch-up items that have already been paid for. I made it real clear at the last meeting my thoughts on the process and where we were, Wil liams said. This is the rst time this has come before us in a line item. Williams abstained from voting for six of the items because of a conicting so cial relationship with the service vendor. Commissioner Ward McDaniel asked Kerigan if the expenditure list cleared the rest of the PoJo Music Festival invoices. Kerigan said there are still outstanding invoices for the event and the TDC is working on that to make sure everything is in line. Williams asked County Manager Don Butler if he would also look through the expenditures list because the line items often dont provide specic enough de scriptions. I dont know what PoJo Punch is, Williams said re garding one of the items on the list. For $1,300 thats some nice punch. We really dont know what some of these line items are. Williams also noted that some big ticket expen ditures, specically the $15,000 the TDC used to help fund the Blast on the Bay Songwriters Festival, were only being approved because they will be further examined in an upcoming audit. Were only approving that because were defer ring that to the auditors, Williams said. I wanted to make sure the record re ected that. Also during the meeting, County Manager Don But ler proposed an ordinance that would require an ad ditional mandatory sur charge of $30 for all crimi nal and non-criminal trafc violations. Butler said the charge will be collected to help cov er costs for the new court house security system and administrative costs. Commissioner War ren Yeager said the high expenses of the security system will require extra funding. The commissioners made a motion to publish the ordinance for discus sion at the next meeting Nov. 22. dbutler@coastalcoverage.com Locally owned and operated to meet all your insurance needs Great for Special Events, Holiday Parties or a Quick Getaway Call to Reserve Today! 1-2 People Nightly Rate 1-2 Nights..............................$200 3 Nights or more.....................$175 3-5 People 1-2 Nights..............................$225 3 Nights or more.....................$200 6 or More People 1-2 Nights..............................$250 3 Nights or more.....................$225 Party Rental Rates $150 (if purchasing less than $100 from bar or package) $100 (if purchasing more than $100 from bar or package) Plus 11% sales tax/Gulf Co. bed tax All rentals are subject to approval by management. 117 Sailors Cove, Port St Joe, FL 32456 (850)229-3463 www.haughtyheron.com Apartment Rental Rates 9454 HWY 98 BEACON HILL AT T H E MEXICO BEAC H C ITY L I M ITS (850) 647-2971 U p c o m i n g OPEN AT 11AM E T 7 DAYS A W EE K WWW.L OO K O UTL O U N G E .C O M E v e n t s ! WE D NE SDAY, FRIDAY & S ATURDAY 9 P M E T K ARA O K E & D A N CI N G I N TH E C R O WS N E ST T HURSDAY, FRIDAY & S ATURDAY 9 P M E T R A N DY S TARK ON TH E P OOP DE CK W ITH A RT LON G ON S AX S ATURDAYS T U E SDAY & WE D NE SDAY L ADI E S NIGHT 5 P M T IL C L O SI N G TDC from page A1

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Local A8 | The Star Thursday, November 17, 2011 honor bestowed by the na tion. A letter Aichison re ceived from French Am bassador Franois Delat tre reads the award is a sign of Frances innite gratitude and apprecia tion for your personal and precious contribution to the United States decisive role in the liberation of our country during World War II. The award is gener ally, though not exclusively, awarded for military ser vice. Aichison joins a list of distinguished appointees to receive the award, includ ing WWII Army Command er George Patton, authors Jorge Luis Borges, Elie Wiesel and J.K. Rowling, and activists Helen Keller and Jacques Cousteau. He felt like he didnt deserve it any more than anybody else, said Aich isons daughter, Lynn Harvey, who came from Memphis to attend the cer emony. He doesnt like the attention. He just feels like he did his job like anybody else. But that job was not your typical 9-to-5. Aichison was part of a bomber unit in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. The bomber units had the highest casualties of any American unit in the war, but they never stopped ying their missions, said Gen. James Simmons, who presented the Legion of Honor award to Aichison at the ceremony. Aichison was on the rst mission his squadron ew to Berlin, and completed 30 missions from March 8, 1944, to June 28, 1944. After his service, he came home to work as a welder, and married and raised a family, leaving the res of the war far behind. Aichisons daughter doesnt recall her father ever speaking much about his experiences in the war. He didnt really talk about it much when we were growing up; I dont know if it was just too fresh, Harvey said. But now its very important to him. Harvey said now her father proudly displays his framed medals at his home in Port St. Joe. Aichison was encour aged to apply for the award by David Kelly, Veterans Service Ofcer at Post 10069, after Kelly read in Army Times Magazine about a veteran who re ceived a French Legion of Honor medal. Kelly said Aichison never thought he would re ceive the award, with only about 100 WWII Veterans honored each year. At last weeks Veterans Day ceremony, Simmons honored Aichison, while also recognizing the other veterans in the audience. There is more than one World War II veteran here today, Simmons said. They are frequently referred to as Americas greatest generation. I grew up with these men as my heroes. Simmons asked the oth er three WWII veterans in the audience to stand. They lived lives of good citizenship, Simmons said. They set an example for those who came be hind. Other wartime genera tions did not transition into society as gracefully as the WWII veterans. When the veterans of the Vietnam War and the Korean War came home, there were no parades, Simmons said. Simmons said the Viet nam and Korean War vet erans were stiff-armed from establishments like the VFW, which was for merly run by the world war veterans. He recognized the Viet nam-era veterans as the most-represented era in the audience, and asked them for a favor. I ask that you not stiffarm those (Iraq and Af ghanistan) veterans when they come home, because they need your help, Sim mons said. After the presenta tion, the audience formed a line to give Aichison handshakes and hugs of congratulations, which he graciously accepted, while still denying any accolades of heroism. GULF COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY MONTHLY MEETING Capital City Bank Upstairs Meeting Room November 21, 2011 7:00 est. We have lots to nish up for the Year. Voter Registration Switch Campaign, Boots on the Ground and another Gun Concealment Class. ALL INTERESTED REPUBLICANS ARE INVITED VETERAN from page A1

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Local The Star| A9 Thursday, November 17, 2011 TODAY IS T HE DEADLINE FOR T HE N OVEMBER 24 T H ISSUE Call Today! 227-7847 or 370-6090 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 November 24, 2011 11 am 4 pm est WITH A VIEW OF THE BAY FROM EVERY TABLE! Alcoholic Beverages not included but available MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS BY CALLING: Sunset Coastal Grill 850.227.7900 Open Daily Lunch 11am 3pm Dinner 5pm 10 pm See you at the Sunset! 602 Highway 98, Port St Joe, FL Appetizers Crab & Artichoke Dip with Crostinis Boiled Shrimp w/cocktail sauce Soups Lobster Bisque & Seafood Gumbo Entrees Honey Herb Roasted Turkey w/cranberry sauce Honey Glazed Ham Prime Rib of Beef w/Cabernet glaze Seafood Casserole w/shrimp, crab, scallops and crawsh Side Dishes ree Onion Corn Bread Dressing Wild Rice Dressing Mashed Maple Butternut Squash Mashed Potatoes w/Celery Root Puree Green Beans w/toasted pecans in ginger butter Fried Okra Variety of Dinner Rolls and Desserts including all of our regulars. $26 per person $23 for Seniors (65+) $12 for Children 5-10 years under 5-free NOW BOOKING HOLIDAY PARTIES Star Staff Report Grab the golf cart, a dash of tinsel, some lights, bulbs, garlands and in atable yard decorations and join the third annual Mexico Beach Golf Cart Parade. This years parade will be held at 6 p.m. CT on Sunday, Dec. 4 with Bay County Sheriff Frank McKeithen and his wife serving as Grand Marshals of the parade. A special golf cart will recognize the service of our military, police and re ghters. Mexico Beach Police Capt. Glenn Norris will be honored for his service to the city as well as his service to our country. James Middleton will be honored for his service as Mexico Beachs very rst Fire Chief. The parade is expected to draw carts from all over the Panhandle area. The rst 20 carts registered will receive a special commemorative medal (provided by Gaddis & Associates). To register your golf cart for the parade, please contact Traci Gaddis 2276770 or email ggaddis@ gtcom.net. SPECIAL TO THE STAR The Gaddis clan and their golf cart, Traci Gaddis, Stephanie Gaddis-Cribbs, Kenzie and Kaiden Barber. Time to gear up for Mexico Beach Christmas Golf Cart parade MEXICO BEACH CHRISTMAS GOLF CART PARADE

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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 38# THRUST AND 36 SHAFT, TRANS O M M O UNT WAS $179.99 NOW $159.99 2 YEAR W ARRANTY M INN K O TA E NDURA C2 T R O LLING MO T O R Thursday, November 17, 2011 Page 10 Freshwater Not much to say about offshore shing but that its almost over for the year. The gag grouper season ended Nov. 15, and with that closure, most offshore activities will be limited to the commercial guys. This segment will turn into surf shing for the next few months. Inshore Offshore Inshore shing has been plagued by bad weather for weeks now, and the trend will continue this week. The trout bite is getting better, and with the cold snap a few days ago, the trout have schooled up back in the I.C.W. canal. With the arrival of hunting season, anglers will now have to share the rivers with hunters. Good reports from Howard Creek this past week of steady catches of catsh and bream; however, the big talk was about squirrels. Most hunters reported good hunting. SPONS ORED BY Special to The Star After dwindling to as few as 300 bears in the 1970s, the Flori da black bear population has re bounded to an estimated 3,000 bears today. Bears and their cubs roam forests and swamps from Eglin Air Force Base in the Panhandle to Ocala Nation al Forest in the states midsec tion and Big Cypress National Preserve in Southwest Florida. The Florida Fish and Wild life Conservation Commission (FWC), which worked with its partners to increase the states black bear population, released a new draft management plan for the bear last week and is asking for public input. Both a summary of public feedback and the draft plan will go before the Commission at its February 2012 meeting. The Florida black bear is truly a conservation success story. Bear populations have clearly beneted from broad public support and diligent con servation efforts across Florida, particularly in those commu nities where black bears have become more common, said FWC Executive Director Nick Wiley. We welcome the publics thoughts on how to best con tinue our bear conservation ef forts in the future, as both our human and bear populations expand. The goal of the draft manage ment plan is to maintain sus tainable black bear populations in suitable habitats throughout Florida for the benet of the species and people. It includes measurable objectives regard ing bear populations, habitat, citizen education and outreach, and human-bear conicts. The Florida black bear cur rently does not meet the cri teria of being at high risk of extinction, based on the FWCs Biological Status Review on the species completed in early 2011. When a bear management plan is approved, the bear will no longer be on the states list of threatened species. A similar process was followed for the bald eagle, which is no longer listed as a state threatened spe cies but is carefully managed through specic conservation measures established under an FWC management plan. The FWC is seeking public input on the draft bear manage ment plan. The open process will include four public work shops: Bristol (Nov. 22), Naples (Nov. 29), Deland (Dec. 6), and Gainesville (Dec. 13). Go to My FWC.com/Bear to access work shop details, read the plan and comment online. The draft bear management plan includes: *Establishment of seven bear management units (BMUs) to provide localized bear manage ment and public involvement appropriate to the area, from about 1,000 bears in the Central BMU, which includes Ocala Na tional Forest, to about 20 bears in the Big Bend BMU, which includes Chassahowitzka Na tional Wildlife Refuge. A section on the history of bear hunting in Florida. A bear hunt is not proposed in the plan. Currently, Florida black bears may not be hunted, harmed or killed, and similar prohibitions would continue under a rule proposed in the plan. *Creation of Bear Smart Communities in areas of high bear activity. Human-bear con icts are on the rise in Florida. In 2010, the FWC received more than 4,000 calls from citizens about bears. In the past 10 years, more than half of those calls were related to bears rummaging through garbage. A Bear Smart Community would involve residents, local governments, businesses and schools in changing peoples behaviors to reduce humanbear conicts. Peoples involvement in conserving bears is critical, Wiley said. For example, em ployees at the U.S. Air Forces Hurlburt Field have an active bear education program for base residents and recently ac quired hundreds of bear-proof garbage cans. Those efforts dramatically reduced the num ber of bears wandering into their neighborhoods. Black bears are generally shy and nonaggressive toward hu mans. But bears can smell food from more than a mile away and so are tempted to leave forests and swamps to dine on garbage and pet food that is left outdoors and unsecured. The diet of Florida black bears is mostly vegetarian, with 15 percent insects, and 5 per cent animal matter. The bears menu includes saw palmetto, acorns, ferns, blackberries, bees, alligator eggs, armadillo and opossum. Male bears typi cally weigh between 250 and 400 pounds; females are smaller, weighing 125 to 250 pounds. At birth, a bear cub is about the size of a can of soda and weighs less than a pound. Conservation of Florida wild life habitats on both public and privately owned lands helped ensure the rebounding bear population had room to grow. However, expected future loss of large forests is the major longterm challenge to maintaining black bears in a growing state of nearly 19 million people. The adult male black bear rambles over a 60,000-acre range; the females range is 15,000 acres. The more immediate danger to a black bear is crossing the road. Being hit by a car or truck is the major cause of known bear deaths in the state, with 158 bears killed or euthanized after being injured on highways in 2010. The Florida black bear is among the 62 wildlife species that soon will join the list of Florida species, like the bald eagle, already under an FWC management plan. Floridas new threatened species con servation model requires that management plans be created for all species that have been state-listed and then updated at specied intervals. Those man agement plans give citizens an active role in Floridas efforts to conserve its diverse wildlife for future generations. Suggestions on revising the bear plan will be accepted on line through Jan. 10, 2012, at MyFWC.com/Bear, where more information also is available on the Florida black bear. John (Luke) Lucas of Port St. Joe snagged this kingsh from his kayak two weeks ago. He caught three kingsh total behind the seawall at the Port St. Joe Marina. Using live 6-inch mullet for bait, Lucas snagged three kings that weighed roughly 25 pounds each. FWC shares black bear conservation success SPECIAL TO T HE STAR A red shouldered hawk. at St Joseph Peninsula State Park By LeAnn Hinson Park Ranger On a typical day at St. Joseph Peninsula State Park, bird watchers and visitors alike are sure to catch a glimpse of many different types of birds within the various ecosystems. The park pro vides habitat for several birds of prey including bald eagles, red shouldered hawks, red tailed hawks and osprey. Birds of prey are known as raptors due to some distinguishing features. Keen eyesight allows them to locate prey with little trouble. The talons and a hooked beak aid with the grasping and tearing of food. Raptors hunt by perching safely overhead, and then swooping down on their prey. A typical meal may consist of sh or small birds, snakes, lizards, frogs, insects and rodents. Due to their predatory nature on rodents, raptors are espe cially important to any healthy ecosystem. Some seasonal winter migratory birds of prey have already been spotted this year and will continue to be seen through the next few months. St. Joseph Peninsula State Park will be visited by such guests as the coopers hawk, sharp shinned hawk, harrier hawk, broad wing hawk, swallow-tailed kite, American kestrel and merlins. A peregrine falcon was spotted just the other day by a visitor! Migrations occur season ally and many of these special birds will only be around for a short time. Park Rangers are available to answer ques tions or help to identify something you have observed at the park. Bird lists, identication books and binoculars are available upon request at the Ranger Station for your enjoyment. For information about Florida State Parks, visit www.oridastateparks.org. Until next time, The Rangers at St. Joseph Peninsula State Park KINGFISH Special to The Star The 2011 open recreational harvest season for gag grouper in Gulf of Mexico state waters (excluding Monroe County) will close Wednes day, Nov.16. The nal day of harvesting is Nov. 15. This fall harvest season opened Sept. 16. At the April 2011 meeting of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), Commissioners voted to close the gag grouper season in Gulf state waters for the rest of the year with the exception of the fall harvest season in an effort to become consis tent with similar pending federal management efforts. As a result of that meeting, gag grouper closed in Gulf state waters on June 1. In state and federal Atlantic waters (includ ing Monroe County), the recreational season is open through Jan. 1, 2012. Federal sheries managers are working to put new management guidelines in place to rebuild the population of gag grouper, which is considered to be overshed and undergoing overshing in Gulf waters. Temporary chang es in 2011 federal management efforts also included a year-long gag grouper recreational harvest closure in Gulf of Mexico federal wa ters (beyond nine nautical miles from shore) with the exception of the Sept. 16 through Nov. 15 open season. At the Nov. 16 FWC meeting in Key Largo, Commissioners will consider approving more proposed measures affecting gag grouper in Gulf state waters to continue becoming con sistent with federal management efforts. More information on Gulf gag grouper and upcoming rule changes the available online at /Commission by clicking on Commission Meetings and Agenda. GAG GROUPER SEASON TO CLOSE Birds of prey

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PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA SP O RTS www.starfl.com A Section Thursday, November 17, 2011 Page 11 Star Staff Report The number one played a huge factor last Saturday at Shark Field as the Port St. Joe teams in the Gene Raf eld Football League swept the championship Super Bowl. It was the rst time the Super Bowl was held in Port St. Joe with all three teams competing. It was the rst time all three teams were undefeated in the regular season. Most important it was the rst time all three teams won the Super Bowl in the same year, becoming Big Bend Football League Champions. The games began with the 11-12-year-old Bucs going up against Chattahoochee, a team Port St. Joe went to double overtime to beat during the regular season. The Bucs needed just 3:20 to score, taking their rst possession to the opponents 30 before quarterback Bryce Register connected with Drew Jones rst-and-goal inside the 10. On a tight end reverse, Trey Sanders scored on the next play and Jasmine Thomas smashed in for the 2-point conversion. The Buccaneer defense took over from there. Defensive ends Jacob Renfro and Brandon Brant shared a sack on the Jackets for a big loss. A Jacket was pass was de ected by Sanders and intercepted by Thomas who ran it back 30 yards to the Chattahoochee 21. Register pitched the ball to Thomas who scored. Ethan Lafountaine went up the middle for the conversion and the Bucs were up 16-0. Defenses dominated the rest of the way, the Bucs gave up a safety but came away with the championship trophy after a 16-2 victory. The next game featured the 9-10 year old Jaguars who were chasing their third title in a row. They got earn it by beating Sneads 22-0. On their rst drive the Jags came out a Wildcat offense featuring Cameron Harmon pulling the trigger, confusing the Pirates. With Harmon going 15 yards on one play, Greg Julius 12 on another and Kendre Gant punishing the Sneads defense with strong runs up the middle, the Jags reached the Sneads 21. The Jags went back to their ing offense and Gant tossed a perfect pass to wide receiver Jaden Grantland for a score. Josh Butts took it in to score the 2-point conversion. With the rst half winding down the Jags marched to a touchdown. Jacob Kennedy dashed 22 yards, breaking several tackles and reaching the Sneads 10. Two plays later he crossed the goal line, Butts again ran over for the conversion and it was 16-0. In the second half, the Jaguar starting offense nished the scoring. Grantland caught a 27-yard pass from Gant and two plays later Harmon took a reverse and outran everybody for a 33-yard touchdown. The 2-point conversion made it 22-0. The Jaguar defense was outstanding, giving up only two rst downs, both on penalties. Sneads netted minus yards from scrimmage. The Jaguars were did not allow a point all season, another rst for GRFL. Our little guys, the 7-8 year old Dolphins, nished their season with a 24-6 win over Sneads and won the Super Bowl title for the second time in three years. Josh Farmer led the way with 180 yards and three touchdowns on the ground. The defense was led by Demarion Gray, Brenon Foxworth and George Foxworth, all with three tackles, while Keaston Hopper and Max Cargill had two each. After the games, coaches talked about their pride in their teams and the community support all season. By Tim Croft Star News Editor Port St. Joe once again searched in vain for offensive rhythm during last Fridays seasonnale at Shark Field. Joseph Boyd provided all the tempo Sneads needed. Boyd rushed for 296 yards and three touchdowns on just 20 carries and the Pirates rolled up 424 total offensive yards, all on the ground, and Sneads ended a slump that spanned back to September with a 33-0 shutout. For the painfully young and undersized Tiger Sharks (3-7), it was a bitter end to 2011. As they entered the home stretch, three home games to nish the season, a playoff spot was within grasp. But the Tiger Sharks were out-scored 95-6 over those three games, failing to manage more than 120 yards of offense Friday. We just could not get anything right tonight, said Port St. Joe coach Vern Barth. I told the kids I appreciated their effort, coming out during the summer in that brutal heat to practice and sticking with it. I just told the young guys we need to start getting ready for next season. For Sneads (6-4), the game was salvation for a lost season that ran off the tracks in October the Pirates were 0-fer for the month, including a bye week, lost Tre Keys and his 1,900 rushing yards and any chance at the playoffs evaporated with a loss to Vernon last week. The last time we won was in September, said Sneads coach Don Dowling. The end just killed our season. We wanted to nish on an up note. This is my rst senior class. I told them I wanted them to be the ones that got us over the hump. Fortunately, Boyd, as well as Jalon Daniels (18 carries for 115 yards), is a junior and will back. The Pirates scored a single touchdown in each of the rst three quarters, all courtesy of long Boyd runs. Taking over at the Sneads 26 after a Port St. Joe punt late in the opening period, the Pirates needed just two plays to score, the second a 66-yard bolt by Boyd through a gaping hole off right tackle, slashing to the sidelines and up after passing the line of scrimmage. Coty Lanphere, who had injured his kicking ankle prior to the game, managed the extra point. The next time Sneads had the ball, early in the second quarter, the Pirates went 79 yards in four plays to score, the rst play a 74yard dash over left tackle that Boyd turned to the sidelines before being caught at the Port St. Joe 5. Dontarius Williams scored from the 10 three plays later and Lanphere made it 14-0. The Tiger Sharks actually had an advantage in time of possession but were out-gained 233-72 over the rst 24 minutes. Sneads forced a Port St. Joe punt on the opening possession of the second half and took over at its 9. The Pirates covered 91 yards in seven plays, Boyd providing the biggest, a 54-yard scamper over left tackle, and the last, a 4yard touchdown run. Lanphere made it 21-0. Sneads converted a short punt and eld the Pirates took over at the Tiger Shark 47 into a 1-yard touchdown run by Michael Cassidy halfway through the nal quarter, the run for extra points was bungled, and Boyd barged over from the 9 shortly after Port St. Joe mangled a handoff for a lost fumble. A two-point conversion pass failed but the outcome was long decided. By Tim Croft Star News Editor Mistakes and special teams were the difference last Friday night as West Gadsden put an end to the Wewahitchkas seven-game winning streak with a 62-40 victory in the regular-season nale for both teams. The Gators (7-3) must rise up and dust themselves off ahead of a Class 1A rstround playoff matchup at Northview Bratt at 7:30 p.m. CT on Friday. They are loaded, said Wewahitchka coach Dennis Kizziah of Northview, also 7-3. They have athletes and they are well-coached. We will have to outscore them because we havent done too well at stopping some people this year. That was the case against West Gadsden in what was a tale of two halves. In the rst half, the Gators dominated behind their triple threat back eld of Theryl Brown, Jalyn Addison and Justin Flowers. Brown, who has now rushed for nearly 2,200 yards this season, had 25 carries for 341 yards and three touchdowns. The senior, who also added a 2-point conversion and caught two passes for 18 yards, has 37 touchdowns on the year. Addison carried 11 times for 161 yards and Flowers rushed for 63 yards and passed for another 76 yards, putting him over 1,000 yards passing for the season. We had over 600 yards of offense, Kizziah said. We had a chance to put a whole lot more on the board than we did. We scored more than anybody has against (West Gadsden) and couldve had 60 or more points if we had not made some mistakes. Those came, in particular, on special teams as the Gators allowed the Panthers to return two kickoffs and one punt for touchdowns. Critical mistakes also came on offense. A potential touchdown pass, no Panther within 10 yards of the receiver, was dropped and Flowers fumbled into the West Gadsden end zone in the third quarter, a game-changer after West Gadsden recovered for a touchback. At the point of Flowers fumble, Wewahitchka had turned a 26-14 halftime lead into a 34-14 cushion. After the fumble, however, the momentum swung decidedly toward the host Panthers. We had a shoot out in the rst half and they had a shoot out in the second half, Kizziah said. It was all over from that moment (of the end zone fumble). We relaxed and you cant do that against a team like that. We were due to have a bad second half. In the rst half we played as good a defensive half as we have all season. WEWA PEP RALLY There will be a community-wide pep rally for the Wewahitchka High football team as they prepare to enter the Class 1A playoffs at 6 p.m. CT tonight at the old gym on State 71. Everyone is encouraged to come out and support the Gators. Wewa falls at West Gadsden Port St. Joe teams sweep Gene Raf eld SPECIAL TO THE STAR Defense was the name of the game for the Port St. Joe teams last Saturday in the Gene Raf eld League Super Bowl, particularly during the Jaguars 22-0 shutout of Sneads. The Jags did not allow a point this season. Sneads rolls over Port St. Joe

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A12 | The Star Thursday, November 17, 2011 Star Staff Report On Nov. 2, the Wewahi tchka Gator boys and girls cross country squads each captured district titles on their home course, which starts and nishes at the Honeyville Park, located just a few miles south of the school. This was the rst district championship in school history for the girls team, and although this marked the fourth time the boys have brought home the trophy, it was the rst in 15 years. Both races featured run ners from Altha, Blount stown, Graceville, Port St. Joe, Sneads and Wewahi tchka. In the girls race the nal scores were tight as expected. Wewahitchka etched out a close win, n ishing with 36 points. Altha and Blountstown each n ished with 47 points, Altha earning the tiebreaker for second. Sneads had 89 points. Donia Lanier led the Lady Gators to victory with an overall second-place nish in a time of 22:44. She was followed by Brittany Grifn (fourth, 23:35), McKenna Waters (sixth, 24:03), Scout Flowers (eighth, 24:28), Tara Walding (17th, 27:05), Meleena Shirah (19th, 28:17) and Danielle Harris (25th, 29:53). In contrast to the girls, the Gators placed all sev en runners in the top 11 spots. The top four teams were Wewahitchka with 24 points followed by Blount stown (57), Altha (67) and Sneads (96). The Gators were led by sophomore Ja kob Bidwell with a time of 18:38, good for third place overall. Rounding out the squad were Gauge Combs (fourth, 18:49), Josh Epps (sixth, 19:04), Micah Lister (seventh, 19:25), Shaquille Scott (ninth, 19:45), Michael Bryan (10th, 19:46) and Ty ler Sarmiento (11th, 19:49). With the wins, both Wewahitchka squads ad vanced to the regional nals held in Lake City last Saturday. The girls and boys both battled to nish in the top six spots at re gionals in order to earn a trip to the state champion ship. Entering the race the girls were ranked 10th, but all seven girls set personal records to nish in a tan talizing seventh, one spot from qualifying for state. Once again the Lady Gators were led by Donia Lanier, a senior, with a career best of 22:9, good for 30th-place in the elite eld. The captain was followed by freshman McKenna Waters (34th, 22:31), freshman Brittany Grifn (43rd, 23:20), senior Scout Flowers (51st, 23:55), 8th-grader Tara Walding (82nd, 26:59), 8th-grader Mileena Shirah (84th, 27:18) and junior Danielle Harris (85th, 28:05). Although this was the rst time ever to regionals for the girls, the boys team managed its third consecu tive trip and was ranked sixth entering the event. Putting together their best race in over 15 years, the boys nished fourth, eas ily propelling the team to state for the rst time in 15 years. Out of the 24 teams who qualied for the boys state race in class 1A, We wahitchka is the only pub lic school to earn a state berth. Led once again by soph omore Jakob Bidwell, who nished in 17th-place with a time of 17:42, the Gators top ve nished strongly. Captain Gauge Combs, a senior, nished 27th in a time of 18:09. He was close ly followed by junior Micah Lister (34th, 18:21), junior Josh Epps (35th, 18:23), and senior Tyler Sarmiento (39th, 18:29). Senior Mi chael Bryan (48th, 18:58) and junior Shaquille Scott (61st, 19:32) rounded out Wewahitchkas squad. The Gator boys will trav el to Dade City for the state nals to be held at 9:30 a.m. CT on Saturday. CITY OF MEXICO BEACH HAS PAID A TALLAHASSEE ATTORNEY $64,217.74 TAX PAYERS DOLLARS CONCERNING LOT SPLITS??? CITY IS TRYING TO USE AN ORDINANCE PASSED AND ADOPTED BY THE CITY COUNCIL IN APRIL, 2010 TO BE RETROACTIVELY APPLIED TO A LOT SPLIT IN MAY, 2005????? LOT SPLIT MET ALL REQUIRED REGULATIONS OF THE CITYS 2005 LDR. APPEAL COURT HAS DENIED THE CITYS MOTIONS!! $???$ QUESTION $???$ A CLOSED DOOR MEETING WILL BE HELD NOV 29, 2011 AT 5PM FOR COUNCIL TO DISCUSS THEIR OPTIONS, PUBLIC NOR EVEN THE MEDIA IS ALLOWED IN THE MEETING FOR COMMENTS. WILL THE CITY COUNCIL VOTE YEA OR NAY TO SPEND MORE OF OUR MONEY AND GO BACK TO THE LOWER COURT AND START THE PROCESS ALL OVER AGAIN? JUSTICE OR VENDETTA? PAID FOR BY CONCERNED TAX PAYERS OF MEXICO BEACH Sports Wewahitchka cross country teams running on all cylinders PHOTOS SP ECIAL TO T HE S TAR The Wewahitchka High School boys and girls cross country team display their colors with pride at the regional meet in Lake City. The Wewahitchka High girls show off their rst-ever district title trophy. The Gator boys also took home district honors this season.

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By Tim Croft Star News Editor The Historical African-Ameri can Obituary project undertaken by the local chapter of the Knights of Pythias was never meant as a one and done. The passage to the next world is a constant in life, and therefore the work of the Knights, in particu lar Chancellor Commander Clar ence Monette, continues. Recently, the Knights released the latest update of the volume, an addendum to the original that up dates the dearly departed among the Port St. Joe African-American community through the end of September. For example, the Rev. Edward King, who as a trustee with the Jessie Ball DuPont Foundation was a lifeline to Port St. Joe, es pecially the minority community known as North Port St. Joe, and who passed a few months ago, is now in the book. This is an ongoing project, Monette said. As we nd those who have passed, we will put them in the book. We will probably up date it twice a year. This (the ad dendum) is the current volume. The obituary project is a prod uct of love of community. It aims to provide any African-American to sift through and nd ancestry, whether planning a funeral, re searching family ties or readying for a family reunion. Monette said folks stop by his home often to peruse the book COMMUNITY www.starfl.com Thursday, November 17, 2011 B Page 1 Section Obituary project receives an update FairPoint hopes to donate $1,500 to local organizations. Special to The Star FairPoint Communications employees will create and display a variety of holiday wreaths at City Commons Park during the Christmas on the Coast event held on Dec. 3. Each of the dozen wreaths will be raffled off at the end of the night, with all proceeds raised going to local nonprofit service organizations. This year, FairPoint employees chose the following nonprofits: The Growing Minds Center in Port St. Joe; Gulf County Senior Citizens Association in Port St. Joe; Dyslexia Research Institute/ High School High Tech in Port St. Joe; United Way of Calhoun County in Blountstown; The Refuge House in Perry; Relay for Life for Gulf County in Port St. Joe; People Helping People in Port St. Joe; Second Chance of Northwest Florida in Panama City; and Franklin County Humane Society in Apalachicola. Raffle chances will be a donation of $1 each or six for $5. In its second year, the Festival of Wreaths hopes to raise more than $1,500 to benefit these organizations. Be sure to stop by and see how creative FairPoint employees are and support the local service organizations in our area during this season of giving. Wreaths will be displayed at the FairPoint Business Office on Costin Boulevard from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, beginning the week of Nov. 14 and running through Dec. 2. For more information, contact Donna White at 850229-7251. FairPoint Festival of Wreaths: Fundraiser for local nonprots Special to The Star The Panhandle Players are hard at work rehearsing Work, Play, Love: An Evening of One-Act Plays which will be presented at the historic Dixie Theatre in Apalachicola Nov. 18-20. The evening will include three short plays, The Temp, At Half Time and Mark Twains Diaries of Adam and Eve, as well as several short scenes between the plays. The Panhandle Players truly bring the community together in this presentation, which showcases both veteran actors, performers new to the stage and crew from all over area counties including Mexico Beach, Port St. Joe, Carrabelle, Apalachicola, Eastpoint and St. George Island. First, the work: The Temp is a comedy by Roy Friedman. Set in a modern day ofce, a temp worker played by Gina Vicari arrives to complete an important report. The ofce exec, portrayed by newcomer Katie Maxwell, and administrative assistant, Sharon Solomon, must deal with this picky, difcult to please temp and try to get the job done for their boss. Veteran Tom Loughridge directs this cast with help from his able stage manager, Beverly Kelley. Next, play in At Half Time by Art Shulman, another comedy about an over-60 womens basketball team who are losing a tough game to the Little Sisters of Mercy, a team of silent nuns who play in their skirts! Their coach, played by Players regular Jeff Ilardi, tries to motivate his players during half time. His team, depicted by Elaine Kozlowsky, Laura Baney, Bobbi Seward, Judy Loftus, and Barbara Hartseld, just cant understand why theyre losing. These ladies antics will have you rolling with laughter into intermission. Ed Tiley and DAVID ADLERSTEIN | Florida Freedom Newspapers Starring in the play At Half Time are, standing, from left, Judy Loftus, Jeff Ilardi and Barbara Hartseld, and seated, from left, Laura Baney, Elaine Kozlowsky and Bobbi Seward. Panhandle Players prepare to Work, Play, Love By Valerie Garman Star Staff Writer Kelly Watkins knows the challenges of home can often be more deadly than the res of war for returning veterans. He sees it in the faces of the inmate veterans at the Gulf Correctional Institution everyday, where he works as a classication ofcer. As a veteran himself, he knows traumas of war can lead to alcoholism, depression, drug addiction and stress disorders. He remembers a trip through France where he spotted a well-manicured cemetery and stopped to see who was buried there. The rows of pristine white crosses marked the graves of countless American soldiers who died in battle overseas. As a veteran, I felt some sadness to think these men will never return home, Watkins said, as he addressed an audience of inmate veterans and county ofcials at the Gulf Correctional Institution Annex on Nov. 9 to introduce a new program aimed at helping veterans nd their way home. In honor of Veterans Day, Gulf C.I. in Wewahitchka opened a new Veterans Dormitory to house inmate veterans and offer them a opportunity to participate in specialized, pre-release services in a structured, disciplined environment. The Gulf C.I. program is one of ve Veterans Dormitories to be established by the Florida Department of Corrections this year. Inmate veterans with three years or less remaining on their prison sentence can volunteer to be a part of the program, and only honorably discharged veterans may participate. About 400 veteran inmates participate in the program statewide, with 43 at Gulf C.I. Watkins, the Veterans Dorm Coordinator, explained how the program will encourage positive social interaction, while providing the veteran inmates with various programs to identify the reasons for their poor life choices and how to stop them from traveling down the same path again. They want to know what makes them tick, Watkins said. Its a Compassionate incarceration Vet inmates move into new dormitory for camaraderie, discipline Photos by V ALERIE G AR M AN | The Star Florida Department of Corrections Warden Charles Halley cuts the ribbon outside the new Veterans Dormitories at the Gulf Annex on Nov. 9. Right, A group of inmates, and military veterans, raise the ag outside the new Veterans Dormitories at the Gulf Correctional Institution. Top Participating inmates in the new Veterans Dorm Program at the Gulf Correctional Institution march in unison outside their new residence on Nov. 9. See PLA YERS B5 See INCARCERATION B5 See UPDATE B5

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B2 | The Star Thursday, November 17, 2011 OF THE WEEK PET St. Joseph Bay Humane Society DO YOUR FEET HURT? Why Suffer with heel pain, ingrown toenails, burning feet, diabetic foot conditions, corns, bunions, callouses? Whatever the problem, the sooner it is diagnosed and treated, the better youre going to feel. Dr. Burton S. Schuler Podiatrist Foot Specialist 763-3333 So Why Wait? Make your appointment. Call today! We accept Medicare, Medicaid, BCBS and other major Insurances Dr. Burton S. Schuler Learn more about Dr. Shuler at Whyyoureallyhurt.com 25 years in practice of Podiatric Medicine, Pain Management & Foot Surgery in Panama City 36 years in treating diabetes Specialist & leading Medical Expert on Mortons Toe Qualications: Expertise in: Now Accepting Appointments Call Toll Free 888-681-5864 For more info www.seclung.com Lung Disease Specialist Rob Garver, MD Now Seeing Patients in Port St. Joe NOW BCBS-FL I N -NETWORK PROV I DER SocietyTIM CROF T | The Star Rodney Herring presents George Duren, accepting on behalf of the management and staff of the Piggly Wiggly in Port St. Joe, a plaque of appreciation for Durens support of the American Legion Legacy Scholarship run in August. The scholarship run, which spanned from Indianapolis to the Legion national convention in Minneapolis, raised more than $600,000 this year for college scholarships for children who have lost parents in the wars in Iraq or Afghanistan. The Legacy Run has raised more than $2.5 million in three years and is expected to establish an endowed nationwide scholarship fund within ve years. Mr. Duren and the local VFW Post were major sponsors of the run, Herring said. Star Staff Report Santa Claus is coming to a hospital near you. An appearance by the jolly old man himself, hopefully arriving via helicopter, will be among the highlights as the Sacred Heart on the Gulf Guild Gift Shop holds a fundraiser Dec. 1-3. The Gift Shop will offer unique gifts, inspirational treasures, holiday decorations, ornaments, nativity sets and angels during the three-day event. The gift shop will be open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET each day. The gift shop is inside Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf. Santa Claus is scheduled to arrive at 9 a.m. ET on Saturday. The Sacred Heart Gift Shop is a nonprot fundraising program operated by the Volunteers of the Hospital Guild. Proceeds support hospital services for the community. 2011 county-wide Thanksgiving dinner program A gathering of volunteers is needed to ensure that more than 800 Thanksgiving dinners are cooked, prepared, packaged and delivered to needy families and individuals in Gulf County. Volunteers are needed for the following dates and times: On Wednesday, Nov. 23, from 1 4 p.m. ET. 15 volunteers are needed at the Oak Grove Assembly of God Church at 613 Madison Ave. in Port St. Joe. On Thanksgiving, Nov. 24, about 80 volunteers are needed to help on the serving line and to help deliver meals. Volunteers will be needed from the hours of 6 a.m. until noon. ET. This is a great opportunity to help needy families in Gulf County. Your help is needed to make this project a success! If you would like to be a volunteer please call program director Jerry Stokoe at 381-6122 for more information. Donations can be mailed to Oak Grove Church, P.O. Box 967, Port St. Joe, FL 32457. Write Donation for Thanksgiving dinner on legend. Christmas toys and jacket drop off locations The owners of the Pristine Pool & Supplies, Tim & Crystal DePuy 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 beginning Nov. 1, and also at Ramseys Printing & Supply on Reid Ave. Items may be dropped off between 9:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. 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. Anyone who has any questions may call program coordinator Jerry Stokoe 381-6122 or Erika White, executive director of People Helping People at 229-5262. Stokoe is working with the Gulf County Sheriffs Ofce to make sure no child is left out. The guidance counselors at Port St. Joe Elementary and High Schools are also working with Stokoe and the Sheriff. Please check with Stokoes booth at the Nov. 19 Community Appreciation Day at the Centennial Building in Port St. Joe, and dont forget to bring a can(s) of non perishable food to donate. There will also be a Christmas tree decorated with the names of needy children in Gulf County. Please take one to help these children have a memorable holiday. People Helping People of Gulf County Since July, we have signed up 125 families to receive monthly food assistance from our food bank. Since March, we have helped 99 families with $16,428.67 in utility payment assistance. And also since March, we have given 28 families furniture and/or appliances. People Helping People, through the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, will offer free tax preparation from January to April. VITA helps residents avoid predatory income-tax preparers and costly refund-anticipatory loans. In addition, there is an opportunity for volunteers to become IRS certied tax preparers and share a few hours a month to prepare taxes for those unable to afford it. For more information give us a call at 229-5262. More volunteer opportunities: Food Bank, food distribution, food Pickup, local and out-of-town; Garden, planting, weeding, gleaning; Furniture and Large Appliance Bank, furniture and appliance pick-up; Medicaid, cash assistance and food stamps, assist clients in signing up for assistance on the computer; Administrative, data entry, clerical, Building/Vehicle Maintenance, general upkeep and repair; Advocacy, support us and help us tell our story. Give, volunteer and make a difference. Society BRIEFS HAPPY BIR THDAYSP E C IAL T O TH E ST ARSAMANTHA BREANNA BURKETT Charles E. (Ed) Doyle and his wife Edith Cornelia (Nelia) Barker Doyle, of Wewahitchka, will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary on Nov. 22. The couple rst met many years ago, growing up on nearby farms in the rural south during the Great Depression. Nelia decided at age 13 she would one day marry Ed. Ed joined the U.S. Navy the day after the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941 and served overseas during World War II. He and Nelia married in 1946 after Ed returned to the U.S. For years, Ed worked for the U.S. Navy and was stationed all over the world. The couple settled in Wewahitchka after Eds retirement in June 1966. They have one son, four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Nelia will be 84-yearsold and Ed in January 2012. They remain active in the community with many hobbies including gardening, geology and youth outreach. They have known each other since childhood and are still in love after 65 happy years of marriage! Star Staff Report The rst meeting of the writers group, The Prizewriters, was held at 2 p.m. ET on Nov. 8 at the Port St. Joe Public Library. The turnout of dedicated writers was encouraging, said co-coordinator Marjorie Parker, each of the writers having completed the six-week Encore writing program offered by the Gulf/ Franklin Center of Gulf Coast State College. Dr. Richard Logan, a seasoned author and photographer, presented the group with valuable information based on his professional experiences. The next meeting of The is scheduled for 2 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Dec. 13. New members are welcome. For additional information, contact Parker at 229-6023. ANNIVERSARYSP E C IAL T O TH E ST AR Ed and Nelia Doyle celebrate 65 years together. Prizewriters hold rst meeting Santa Claus coming to Sacred Heart GEORGE DUREN HONORED Samantha Brean na Burkett turned 11-years-old on Hal loween! Samantha is the daughter of Dana Saunders Burkett of Tallahassee and Richie Burkett of Port St. Joe. She is the granddaugh ter of Debbie Saunders of Tallahassee and the late Dr. Edward Saun ders of Carrabelle. She is also the niece of Terry Saunders of Talla hassee. Happy Birthday to my Baby Girl. Time flies by so fast! I love you very, very much! Love, Mama, and Uncle Terry

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The Star| B3 Thursday, November 17, 2011 School News Pre-Kindergarten: Kanaan Jefferson Kindergarten : Samantha Childers 1st grade: ShaNecia Sims 2nd grade: Santana Causey 3rd grade: Zachery Baker 4th grade: Shakeria Rolax 5th grade: Delaney Ingalls 6th grade: Georgia Lee Bus riders of the week: Steven Dalton, Jenna Bareld, Thomas Miniat, Kelsey Lolley, Zoey Metcalf, Trey Sanders, Ryan Davis, Chloe Hemanes, Trenton Sutton, and Jasmine Levins DAZZLING DOLPHINS Special to The Star The following students made the honor roll for the rst nine weeks at Port St. Joe Elementary School. 1st Grade, all As: Isa Barwick, Gavin Brown, Maelynn Butler, Skylar Clayton, Marcus Cumbie, Eli Fidler, Jaydon Gant, Celeste Hamm, Chase Lanford, Gavin Lee, Bladen Levins, Dane Mallon, Cole Moore, Lexi Parrish, Gabriella Price, Hannah Riley, Janasia Walker, Dane Wright 1st Grade, all As and Bs: Shinah Addison, Romie Andrews, Cheon Beachum, Jacob Bibeault, Piper Bohannon, Cameron Brown, Jackson Buckner, Madison Burkett, Zachary Burkett, Emily Butler, Alexis Causey, A.J. Davis, Bobbie Fowler, Alexis Gathers, Kaydan Haisten, Levi Hanlon, Alex Harper, Wyatt Hurst, Prince Jones, Jacob Justice, Trinten Lee, Kaiden Pitts, Jasslyn Rafeld, Ayden Sapp, Alyson Sheppard, Ricky Sherrill, ShaNecia Sims, Emma Thompson, Addison Watts, Britt White, Caitlin White, Terry Whitlock, Lajuan Zaccaro. 2nd Grade, all As: Trent Antley, Brianna Biagini, Aiden Bolton, Sammya Brown, Paloma BurgosHarris, Elliana Burkett, Santana Causey, Lilly Dennison, Ricky, Forbes, Halston Fulk, Zoe Gerlach, Madelyn Gortemoller, Jayden Hayes, Porter Hodges, Emily Lacour, Donovan Miniat, Erica Ramsey, Ava Ryan, Megan Saleh, Sarah Beth Thompson. 2nd Grade, all As and Bs: Skylah Addison, Stephen Brinkmeier, Ashton Burkett, Tristan Butler, Kayleigh Clayton, David Dwight, Chasity Finch, Aiden Gainer, Natalie Graziano, Laura Beth Hill, Shadavia Hudgins, Mimi Larry, Jae Lenox, Aidan Lewis, Laynye Longley, Gage Medina, Sarah Metcalf, Cliff Money, J.T. Mork, Amari Nickson, Juan Nixon, Dakota Quinn, Payton Rushing, Alexandria Thomason, Abigail Tillery, Desmond Webb, Leighton Whiteld, Lily Wockenfuss. 3rd Grade, all As: Henry Balogh, Allie Godwin, Judson Grifes, Hailey Harriman, Lanecia Larry, Philip Riley. 3rd Grade, all As and Bs: Austin Ard, Leanna Baumgardner, Julia Bohannon, Savannah Burkett, Lyndsey Butler, Hayden Byrd, Hana Cline, Weston Edwards, Sarah Fidler, Alden Fowler, Clay Fox, Brenon Foxworth, Blake Gay, Corbin Ingalls, Reese Johnston, Ashlen Kyle, Kevin Lacivita, Kaylee Largent, Bryson Lee, Bradley Lewis, Clinton Moore, Gabrielle Nicodemus, Evan Polous, Kassidy Rafeld, Brayden Register, Keaston Shepard, Brooklyn Sheppard, Alex Strickland, Alyson Strickland, Hannah Tomlinson, Analisa Treglown, Davis Varnes, Giovanni Wells, Gabi Wood, Caleb Wright, Tyler Young, Nic Young. 4th Grade, all As: Brandon Barnes, Sean Farnsley, John Gee, Riley Kerigan, Bailey Lake, Malena Ramsey, Jacob Sander, Sara Whiteld 4th Grade, all As and Bs: Tallis Assi, Miranda Brown, Adison Burkett, Brianna Butler, Max Cargill, Cheyenne Cole, Tristan Doran, Joseph Farrell, Micaela Fedd, Jireh Gant, Madeline Gingell, Kelvin Grifn, Brittany Hanson, Lane Herring, Colton Jones, Courtney Jones, Gregory Julius, Zoey Lumley, Zachary McFarland, Rainey Nobles, Heath Plair, Amber Purswell, Christian Quaranta, Caroline Sapp, Hannah Smith, James Smith, Madison Taylor, Davien Welch, Dawson, Wood. 5th Grade, all As: Josh Butts, Hannah Fulk, Chandler Godwin, Cole Haddock, Ana Lacivita 5th Grade, all As and Bs: Hannah Anderson, Joel Bogaert, Jarrett Browning, Justin Butler, Devin Crews, Skyler Dunlap, Aaron Godwin, Jaden Grantland, Hannah Graziano, Cameron Harmon, Angel Heckenlively, Lexi Holland, Delaney Ingalls, Jacob Kennedy, Kharisma Langston, Kelsey Lolley, Kyndell Moore, Hannah Simpson, Bryce Thomas, Jacob Tracy, Sean Yowell 6th Grade, all As: Braden Baumgardner, Ashton Childress, Alexis Combs, Grace Cryderman, Bryce Johnston, Cullen Kerigan, Hannah Lee, Lashavion McCloud, Kate McLemore, Hannah Pool, Brooklynn Quinn, Elizabeth Sapp, James, White. 6th Grade, all As and Bs: Claudia Alcorn, Christopher Anderson, Hannah Anderson, Mary Barwick, Brandon Brant, Maximus Burgos-Harris, Celeste Chiles, Cheyenne Crum, Burke Godwin, Toshma Gray, Nakeasha Hills, Courtney Huff, Teiyahna Hutchinson, Caleb Kyle, Georgia Lee, Lacey Linton, Cheyenne Nelson, Sydnee ODonnell, Zykeriah Pittman, Lexie Plair, Colby Quinn, Bryce Register, Hannah Rodriquez, Merrik Sapp, Ruthie Sherman, Michael Sherrill, Cole Thursby, Shad Tracy, Amber Turman, Lillie Whiteld. Star Staff Report The Student Government Association of Port St. Joe Junior/ Senior High School will hold its annual pie auction at 6 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Nov. 22 in the school media center. A variety of homemade pies will be auctioned by Pie Auctioneer Eugene Rafeld. Not only do you have the opportunity to select and purchase a delicious pie in time for Thanksgiving dinner, but it is a really fun event that you do not want to miss. All proceeds will go to the Student Government Association. By: Halie Jasinski and Lindsey Brown General Information Nov. 17 HSHT Job Fair, 6th period; Nov. 18 Progress Reports go out; Nov. 18 NHS Bake Sale; Nov. 21 1:15 Poetry Alive, 7th grade; Nov. 23 half dayno lunch, Turkey Trot 7th-, 8th-, and 9th-graders Bring money for concessions; Varsity Cheerleaders raised almost $500 for breast cancer research. Good job. Clubs Nov. 16 Keyettes Pizza Palooza, 3 p.m. ET in Commons Area; Nov. 22 SGA Pie Auction, 6 p.m. Sports Nov. 17 Tip-off classic at Marianna, TBA; Nov. 17 Girls basketball at Mosley, 2:15 p.m. ET; Nov. 17 Boys/Girls soccer vs. North Bay Haven, 6 p.m. / 8 p.m.; Nov. 19 Tip-Off classic at Marianna, TBA; Nov. 19 Girls/Boys soccer vs. Rickards, 12 p.m. ET/ 2 p.m. Nov. 19 The cheerleaders will travel to Pensacola to compete in their second competition of the season at Tate High School. Nov. 21 Jr. High basketball at Wewahitchka, 5 p.m. ET. Special to The Star Faith Christian School students and staff recently had a packing party to benet Operation Christmas Child. Earlier in the month, classes were assigned needed items such as crayons, notepads, soap, toothbrushes and toothpaste and of course, toys. The supplies were organized and on packing party day, each student packed a shoebox with items they chose for a boy or girl their own age. Following the party, students were treated to cupcakes and milk. This years packing party was a blessing to all who participated and will bring joy to children around the world. Thank you to all who donated supplies and prayers. The shoeboxes will be loaded by the students and delivered to the local drop-off site, Long Avenue Baptist Church. The mission of Operation Christmas Child is to demonstrate Gods love in a tangible way to needy children around the world, and together with the local church worldwide, to share the Good News of Jesus Christ. The Lions TALE The Lions Tale POR T ST JOE ELEMENT ARY SCHOOL HONOR ROLL POR T ST JOE JUNIOR/ SENIOR HIGH PIE AUCTION

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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 17, 2011 Ronald H. Ans tis, 95, passed away Saturday, October 22, 2011, at his home in Wewahi tchka, Fla., in the loving arms of his wife of 70 years, Ileane. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. CT on Saturday, November 19, 2011, at St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church, State 71, Wewahi tchka, FL, with Father Jer ry Huft ofciating. Memo rial donations may be made in memory of Ronald H. Anstis to St. Johns Epis copal Church, P.O. Box 595, Wewahi tchka, FL 32465 or to Emerald Coast Hospice, 2925 Mar tin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Panama City, FL 32405. No owers please. Those wishing to extend a word of condolence may do so at www.heritagefhllc. com. Ronald H. Anstis RONALD H. ANSTIS Mrs. Imogene (Pate) Brackin, 73, of Blount stown, passed away Friday night, November 11, 2011 in Eastpoint. Imogene was born on August 11, 1938 in Port St. Joe and had lived in Blountstown for the past 20 years, coming from Port St. Joe. She was a retired waitress and a member of the Holiness Faith. Imogene was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Brackin; sister, Cathy Madison; and two brothers, Dallas Pate and Tommy Pate. Survivors include: three daughters, Angie Shiver and her husband Leon ard of Eastpoint, Phyllis Turner and her husband Dink of Eastpoint, and Terry Clements and her husband Kenny of Port St. Joe; one brother, Melvin Pate and his wife Wanda of Wewahitchka; ve sisters, Alma Shiver of Sumatra, Margene Martin of How ard Creek, Sara Bareld of Bristol, Nancy Holt of Blountstown and Dale Pate of Blountstown; nine grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, November 14, at 3 p.m. ET from the graveside at Holly Hill Cemetery in Port St. Joe with Rev. Glenn Davis ofciating. Interment fol lowed. The family received friends Monday, Nov. 14 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET on Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown. All arrangements under the direction of Marlon Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown. Imogene (Pate) Brackin Memorial services for Dennis Estep will be held at Howard Creek Baptist Church, 7230 Doc Whiteld Road in Wewahitchka on Tuesday, Nov. 22 at 4 p.m. ET. Brother Dave Fer nandez will be ofciating. Visitation will be one hour prior to services. Dennis H. Estep Helen (Wimberly) Rob erts, 92, of Wewahitchka passed away on Thursday, Nov 10, 2011 at home with her family. She was born in Alli ance, Florida to the par ents of William Jacob and Annie Rocita Wimberly on Nov 06, 1919. She was a member of the First Unit ed Methodist Church of Wewahitchka. She was the rst lady beekeeper in Gulf County and was a member of the Florida Beekeep ers Association until her retirement. Helen was well-known for her candy apples at Halloween. She was preceded in death by her husband Tommy Roberts; three brothers, Edwin, Robert, and Raymond Wimberly; and two sisters Pearl Wimberly and Margaret Hansford. Helen is survived by her ve children: Ethan Branch and wife Rita of Shady Grove, Gary Rob erts, David Roberts and wife Donna; Ann Guffey and husband Arlan all of Wewahitchka; and Sue Mc Gill and husband Johnny Ray of Kinard. Helen was blessed with 14 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren, and ve great-great grandchildren. In addition, Helen has a large extended family. Funeral services were held Sunday, Nov. 13 at 2 p.m. CT at the First United Methodist Church in Wewahitchka. Inter ment followed in Roberts Cemetery. Grandsons and great-grandsons served as active pall bearers. Honorary pallbearers were the senior ladies of the First United Methodist Church. All services were under the direction of Comforter Funeral Home, Wewahitchka. Helen (Wimberly) Roberts 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 Bethel Baptist annual Harvest Day New Bethel Baptist, under the direction of Pastor Rev. Cyril Mills, will hold its annual A Tea Harvest at 11 a.m. ET on Saturday, Nov. 19. Come out and be blessed and loved. The church is asking everyone to please bring one pair of socks to be donated to a charity. Missionary Society anniversary services The City Wide Missionary Society of Port St. Joe will be celebrating 61 years of ministry here in Port St. Joe. The anniversary services will be hosted by the Zion Fair Missionary Baptist Church Mission on this third Sunday at 3 p.m. ET. The Church is located at 290 Avenue C. Everyone is welcomed to come and join in this blessed moment as Gods servants continues in His service. Holiday Concert at First United Methodist of Mexico Beach First United Methodist of Mexico Beach is hosting a Holiday Concert featuring vocalist Michelle Knollhoff to benet those in need of assistance, especially during the winter months and holiday season. The concert will be 4 p.m. CT on Nov. 19. Michelle has visited our beautiful beaches since she was a child. With her love of music and Gods gift of a very special voice, Michelle has developed into an accomplished artist. After submitting an audition CD to both the Julliard School of Music and the Boston Conservatory of Music, both music schools invited her to audition live. Michelle as accepted into the Boston Conservatory, one of only 80 applicants worldwide invited to a live audition that year. Michelle studies opera at the Conservatory for one year and then returned to her hometown of St. Louis, MO, and completed her music studies, graduating from Webster University with a BA in Music. She currently is owner of c2c (Contemporary to Classics) music studios and performs throughout the St. Louis area. Please join us for an evening of fellowship and beautiful music. Reception immediately following the concert. The church is located at 111 N. 22nd Street. Admission: please bring an offering of nonperishable food for our food pantry. 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. Obituaries Faith BRIEFS Gathers family The family of the late Beatrice Cummings Washington wishes to thank each and every one who helped with the home-going of my dear mother. Thanks for your prayers, donations, food and love you have shared. I couldnt have done this without each and every one, so from the bottom of my heart I thank you, The family of the late Beatrice Cummings Washington and Tiffany Gathers Card of THANKS

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Local The Star| B5 Thursday, November 17, 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. Ad#2011-81 volunteer program; they want to be here and they want to make a change. Tiny American ags lined the grass at the annex as the select group of inmates marched in unison towards M hall, soon to be ofcially dedicated as the Veterans Dormitory. The inmate veterans channeled their service days as they echoed the leaders chants: Everywhere we go-oh, people wanna know-oh The inmates stood at attention as the colors were presented and raised outside the Veterans Dormitory, a ceremony that will be repeated daily, with a retirement ceremony in the evening. The National Anthem was played as the ag rose up over M dorm, and shortly thereafter, Warden Charles cut the red, white and blue ribbon outside the dorms entrance. This is a good thing, Halley said. It puts people in a dorm with their same type. Theyve all been in the military, they all think the same and they all have the same goal. This has been a big undertaking, Halley said as he thanked everyone who made the project possible. And lets not forget the inmates that live in that dorm. Theyve really embraced the program. Attendees were ushered inside for a tour of the dorm, which requires military standards of its residents bunk areas and clothing. Each bed was perfectly made, with a lock-box at the foot, shoes on the left and folded shirts on the right. A name tag hung from each bunk, verifying the inmates name, military branch, and war he served in. In addition to requiring military standards for all dorm areas, participants in the program are also required to remain disciplinary reportfree and are prohibited to use profanity or racial slurs. Patriotic murals painted by the inmates line the dorm walls, with images of American ags, military branch seals, battleelds and the white crosses of military cemeteries. A large bald eagle in the recreational room holds a banner reminding them All gave some, some gave all. Quotes on the walls from Colin Powell, Dwight Eisenhower, George Patton and Norman Schwarzkopf provide powerful motivational reminders for the inmates. You guys put your heart and soul into this; you cant fake what you did here today, said Bill Carr, assistant secretary of re-entry for the Florida Department of Corrections. The staff here did just an amazing job. Carr said the program aims to bring the inmates back to the place they were when they served in the military; a place of discipline, self-control, integrity and camaraderie. He said the program will give them the tools they need to successfully transition back into society. Clyde Ellison, a Vietnam War Veteran and Associate Pastor at the Panama City First Baptist Church, was a guest speaker at the ceremony, where he shared his own experiences as a veteran and as a poor boy growing up in Jacksonville, Fla. Ellison was part of a large family that lived on the other side of the tracks. His father was a painter with drinking and gambling problems and his mother was a housewife. Ellison lived in 13 different houses by the time he was in high school, and although his family didnt have much, he always had clothes to wear and food to eat. Although his life growing up was anything but stable, his faith was the one constant. Ellison held up a tattered Bible and its dirty plastic cover for the audience as he spoke. The small black Bible has been with him for 41 years. It was with him through boot camp, through jungle training, and through the Vietnam War. Everybody needs something to anchor themselves to, Ellison said. Jesus Christ was my anchor. His base in Vietnam was known as Skull Hill because of the constant barrage of incoming rockets. If youve ever seen a 250pound bomb coming at you, thats a sight to see, and it happened often, Ellison said. Training did not prepare me for this moment. I was literally scared to death. In the midst of war, Ellison drew comfort from knowing if he were killed in battle, he would spend eternity in heaven. Today, 41 years after leaving the rice paddies of Vietnam, Ellison still knows he will spend eternity in heaven. I survived when so many of my brothers in arms did not, Ellison said. Ill tell you, everyone that went there, went there with a purpose. I will never forget that time. It changed my life. Until you experience war and the devastation it causes and the trauma some of the veterans go through, Ellison said, you cannot truly relate. As veterans, we are a part of a very signicant group of people. For those veterans here, thank you, Ellison said. I wish you the best in your Veterans Dorm. Its a very worthy thing and you deserve it. seeking answers to the ex tent of a family tree. They are always welcome, he said with a smile. Most of all, the volume is about preserving a piece of history from a rapidly chang ing North Port St. Joe. This is something we do to keep up the history and let people know about ordinary people who came from the community and what they accomplished, Monette said. People can also trace their ancestry. North Port St. Joe is constantly changing, and this is the history of the community. The addendum and vol ume will be provided to local churches, the public library, the St. Joseph Bay Histori cal Society and museums in Tallahassee and Thomas ville, Ga., Monette said. I have learned a lot of history doing this, Monette said, as well as how some community members of African-American descent died, sometimes in horric and tragic circumstances that reect the realities of the old Jim Crow South. The Knights of Pythias is one of the oldest frater nal organizations in North America, founded in 1864, and dedicated to univer sal peace, goodwill and the practice of friendship, char ity and benevolence. R.A. Driesbach, Sr. Lodge 77 in Port St. Joe plays an important role in the North Port St. Joe Community. The organization also partners with North Florida Child Development Inc. on its annual Bikes for Boys and Girls campaign; Habitat for Humanity to provide homes to residents; Gulf County United to build handicap ramps for senior citizens; Gulf County Food Pantry to help feed needy citizens; and mentoring programs for boys and girls with the local, state and national Pythian Order; and provides funds for educational scholarships for students attending col lege and vocational schools. Through the compilation, publishing and sharing of Historical African Ameri can Obituaries North Port St. Joe, Florida & Surround ing Areas, and this adden dum, the organization hopes to record the history in the lives of ordinary people, transmit knowledge from one generation to the next and foster an appreciation for a rapidly vanishing way of life of our community that would otherwise go undocu mented. If anyone would like to join, contact, make a dona tion or learn more about the Knights of Pythias, visit knightsofpythias.com. Caroline Ilardi direct this entertaining pageant of characters. The evening concludes with love. Mark Twains Diaries of Adam and Eve adapted by David Birney is directed by Dan Wheeler. This play stars Hank Kozlowsky as Adam and Stephaney Provenzano as Eve, returning to the stage after a several-year absence. At times funny, at times poignant, this creatively produced play will leave you smiling and pondering the fall of the Garden of Eden, otherwise known as Niagara Falls. Performances are Friday and Saturday, Nov. 18 and 19 at 7:30 p.m. ET and Sunday, Nov. 20 at 3 p.m. at the Dixie. Season tickets, which include dinner discounts at local restaurants, are also available. For tickets and more information, please call 670-5064, email PanhandlePlayers@ gmail.com, or visit www. PanhandlePlayers.com. Tickets are also being sold at the Butler Agency in Eastpoint, Downtown Books in Apalachicola and Carrabelle Junction. UPDATE from page B1 PLAYERS from page B1 INCARCERATION from page B1 Far left Patriotic murals painted by inmates ll the walls of the Veterans Dormitories. Left Clyde Ellison, Associate Pastor at First Baptist Church in Panama City and a Vietnam Veteran, was the guest speaker at the dedication of the Veterans Dormitory Program at the Gulf Correctional Institution in Photos by VALERIE GARMAN | The Star

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Costin has served as Chancellor for the Division of Career and Adult Education at DOE since 2008. In that position, she was responsible for working with business and industry leaders to ensure that Florida has the skilled workforce needed to grow and diversify Floridas economy. Costin is a lifelong educator and native Floridian. She had held a variety of posts with the DOE. She was Director of the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (2002-2004); Director of the Division of Workforce Education (2000-2002); Bureau Chief, Program Improvement and Accountability (19972000); Director, Standards, Benchmarks and Frameworks (1994-1997); Program Director, Marketing Education (1990-1994); and Program Specialist, Marketing Education (19851990). Prior to becoming an education administrator, Costin taught Marketing Education at Rutherford High School in Spring eld. Prior to rejoining the Department of Education as Chancellor, she served three-and-half years as President and CEO of St. Joseph Living Inc., a land and real estate development company. While living in Gulf County she was active with the Gulf County Chamber of Commerce and also served on the local Regional Workforce Board. Costin assumed her new role on Monday. Special to The Star Dorothy and Willard Barnhart of Barnhart Farms, regular vendors at the SaltAir Farmers Market in Port St. Joe, were recently named the 2011 Jefferson County Outstanding Farm Family of the Year. The Barnhart family, which owns a total of approximately 162 acres in various parts of Jefferson County, harvests about 50 acres at any one time. Planting from seeds, the family rotates crops according to need. Some of the crops that the Barnharts raise include broccoli, collard greens, turnips, tomatoes, carrots, zucchini, squash, various sorts of peppers, spinach, Red Russian kale and two types of okra. The Outstanding Farm Family of the Year award is presented annually to the local farming family that the agricultural community feels best exempli es rural values. Willard Barnhart said he was overwhelmed by the recognition of the award. I had no notion it was coming, Barnhart said. I was surprised to be named. It was the farthest thing from my mind. The Barnharts have been regular vendors at the SaltAir Farmers Market in Port St. Joe for four years. Were thrilled that the Barnharts have been recognized by the community for their efforts, said Lorinda Gingell, one of the organizers of the SaltAir Farmers Market. The Barnharts have become a cornerstone of the SaltAir Farmers Market with their fresh fruit and vegetable offerings, said John Parker, treasurer of the market. Most recently, the Barnharts son David has been leading the expansion from the familys traditional focus on vegetables into grain. The Barnharts recently planted and harvested organic wheat with a protein level of 16 percent. This organic wheat is still available for sale and can be bought in 50-pound bags. The SaltAir Farmers Market takes place on the rst and third Saturday of each month from April through November from 9 a.m. to noon ET at the City Commons Park. Purchase some of the Barnharts fresh produce, as well as items from other local vendors, including locally harvested Gulf seafood and artisan offerings. For more information, visit SaltAir Farmers Market on Facebook or www.saltairmarket. com Barnharts Outstanding Farm Family Loretta Costin named FDOE Chief of Staff Star Staff Report Community Bancorp will merge its banking subsidiaries, Superior Bank, N.A. and Cadence Bank, N.A., into one strong regional bank on Nov. 11 to form the new Cadence Bank, N.A. At the same time, Community Bancorp, LLC, will now be known as Cadence Bancorp, LLC. Superior Bank has branches locally in Gulf County and Mexico Beach. With nearly $4.1 billion in assets, the new bank will employ 1,200 people at more than 100 branches throughout Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee and Texas, with headquarters in Birmingham, Ala. and corporate of ces in Starkville, Miss. and Houston, Texas. The merger introduces a strong and energized competitor to the marketplace, said Paul Murphy, chief executive of cer of Cadence Bancorp and chairman of the new Cadence Bank. Some of the most experienced professionals in the banking industry have come together to create a best-of-class bank. These are bankers who are dedicated to making Cadence an exceptional banking experience for customers and an unrivaled work environment for our employees. Customers of the current Cadence and Superior banks will experience no interruption in service during transition to the new Cadence Bank. Customers will notice a fresh in-branch experience as employees highlight new products and services over the coming months and as branches feature new signage and collateral material in the coming weeks. Tailoring the customers experience by listening to their needs will be the central focus of our efforts, noted Sam Tortorici, chief executive of cer of the new Cadence Bank. Building on Cadences 126-year history and through a focus on localized customer service and commitment to engaging the community, we hope to enhance our customers business and personal nancial results by hearing their needs and crafting sound nancial solutions. The well-capitalized union will result in improvements to technology, including the introduction of mobile banking to Superior customers in Alabama and Florida, as well as enhanced treasury management services for businesses. As the new Cadence Bank further evolves over the months ahead, delivering innovative technology and nancial solutions will cement the new Cadence Bank as an industry leader among customers and employees. About the new Cadence Bank The new Cadence Bank, N.A. a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cadence Bancorp, LLC, will be a $4.1 billion Southeastern bank headquartered in Birmingham, Ala. Committed to local decision making, the new Cadence Bank will operate more than 100 branches in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Texas, as well as six mortgage of ces in Alabama and Florida. About Cadence Bancorp, LLC Cadence Bancorp, LLC (CBC), formerly Community Bancorp, LLC, is a bank holding company headquartered in Houston, Texas. CBC has raised equity capital commitments of $1 billion for the purpose of making investments in the U.S. banking sector, with a particular focus on community banks that are well positioned to bene t from the equity capital, management and industry expertise CBC can provide. CBC was created to transform acquired nancial institutions into robust banks that can stand on their own. Through exceptional customer service, a disciplined credit and risk management framework, cost controls and the implementation of enhanced technology, CBC will drive success and invest in the growth of communities where it intends to build a competitive franchise. Superior Bank parent to merge subsidiaries WANT TO GO? The nal SaltAir Farmers Market of the year will be held this Saturday beginning at 9 a.m. ET on City Commons Park in Port St. Joe.

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CLASSIFIEDSThursday, November 17, 2011 The Star | B7 Thanksgiving Holiday WeekendClassified In-column D E A D L I N E SThe Port St. Joe Star and The Apalachicola/Carrabelle TimesTo Run Thursday, November 24 Due Tomorrow, Friday, November 18, 5:00 noon Call (850) 747-5020 or 1-800-345-8688 or visit us online at emeraldcoastmarketplace.com The classified department will be closed Thursday, November 24. We will reopen Friday, November 25, at 8 a.m. 36461S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL COURT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 232011CA000374 XXXXXX BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. MARTENA ADAMS A/K/A MARTINA ADAMS; et al, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: MARTENA ADAMS A/K/A MARTINA ADAMS and CLAUDIA GRAY Last Known Address: 137 TOREY PINE TRAIL WEWAHITCHKA, FL 32465 Current Residence is Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following described property in Gulf County, Florida: LOT 137, WETAPPO SUBDIVISION ACCORDING TO THE PLAT RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGES 36435S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC, 502 Earth City Expressway, Suite 307 Earth City, MO 63045 Plaintiff, vs. CARNELIA DIANE GORTMAN, THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CARNELIA DIANE GORTMAN, and GULF COUNTY, A POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, Defendants. CASE NO.: 2011-1-CA NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT, pursuant to Plaintiff’s Final Summary Judgment For Re-Establishment and Foreclosure of Note and Mortgage entered in the above-captioned action, I will Sell the property situated in Gulf County, Florida, described as follows, to wit: A lot or parcel of land lying and being on the Northerly side of Stone Mill Creek Drive in the Northeast Quarter of Section 10, Township 4 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida, being more particularly described as follows: Commence at a point of intersection of the Northerly right of way boundary line of Creekview Drive and the East boundary line of Section 10, Township 4 South, Range 10 West, thence go N6033’18”W, along said Northerly right of way boundary line for a distance of 318.28 feet; thence go N2950’24”W, along said Northerly right of way boundary line for a distance of 315.24 feet; thence go N3914’51”W, along said Northerly right of way boundary line for a distance of 235.54 feet for the Point of Beginning. From said Point of Beginning continue N3914’51”W, along said Northerly right of way boundary line for a distance of 88.61 feet, thence departing said Northerly right of way boundary line, go N4038’43”E, for a distance of 453.38 feet to the centerline of Stone Mill Creek; thence along the centerline of Stone Mill Creek the following courses and distances, N7608’59”E, 20.10 feet; S1854’11”E, 33.66 feet; S2021’56”W, 9.66 feet; S0258’24”E, 39.75 feet; thence S0308’17”E, 31.03 feet; thence departing the centerline of Stone Mill Creek go S4605’50”W, for a distance of 450.40 feet to the Point of Beginning. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 1999 HOMES OF MERIT, 28x48, M 763 MOBILE HOME; SERIAL NUMBER DCAM763-D1444A and DCA M763-D1444B. Commonly known as: 455 E. Creekview Drive, Wewahitchka, Florida 32465, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash at the Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida 32456, at 11:00 AM (EST), on the 1st day of December, 2011. If you are a subordinate lien holder claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale, you must file a claim with the Clerk of Court no later than 60 days after the sale. If you fail to file a claim, you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. Notice to Persons With Disabilities: 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 Court Administrator’s office not later than seven days prior to the proceeding. Clerk of the Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk November 17, 24, 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 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 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 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 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 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 36381S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION REGIONS BANK, an Alabama banking corp., successor by merger to AMSOUTH BANK, Plaintiff, vs. LEONARD MARNELL, a married man, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF LEONARD MARNELL, WINDMARK BEACH COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION, INC., a Florida Corporation, not for profit, UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN 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, UNKNOWN TENANT #1, and UNKNOWN TENANT #2, Defendants. CASE NO.: 23-2011-CA-000315CAXXXX NOTICE OF PUBLICATION NOTICE OF ACTION CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE-PROPERTY TO: Defendant(s) Leonard Marnell, present address unknown, present address unknown, whose last known address is 1639 North Eagle Ridge Path, Hernando, FL 34442 and all parties having or claiming to have my right, title or interest in the property herein described. YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has been filed to foreclose a mortgage on the described real property located in Gulf County, Florida: Lot 40, Windmark Beach, according to the map or plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 4, Page(s) 1-5, Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Caridad M. Garrido, Esq., attorney for LEONARD MARNELL, whose address is 2800 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Suite 190 Coral Gables, FL 33134 on or before December 10, 2011, and file the original with the Clerk of 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. This notice shall be published once a week for two weeks in the Star. Witness my hand and the seal of this Court on the 2nd day of November, 2011. CLERK OF COURT By: BA Baxter As Deputy Clerk Attorney for Plaintiff: Caridad M. Garrido, Esq., Florida Bar No: 814733 Peter A. Hernandez, Esq. Florida Bar No. 64309 2800 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Suite 190 Coral Gables, FL 33134 Tel: 305-447-0019 Email: Cary(.garridorundquist.co m Peter(agarridorundquist.co m November 17, 24, 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 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 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 D & B Home Repairs Inc.Featuring Seamless Gutters. 12 colors available. Call 850-340-0605 Care Giver now available, 12 years of experience, references available, transportation services available, ability to cook and handle light house duties. License CNA. Please call Glenda 540-521-8711

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B8| The Star Thursday, November 17, 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 Your land or family land is all you need to buy a new home. Call 850-682-3344 108 S. E. AVE. A CARRABELLE, FLORIDA 32322850-697-9604 850-323-0444 www.seacrestre.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 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 DriveSt. George Island, +/3,950sf of ce/retail; $285,00071 Market Street Multi tenant historic bldg downtown Apalachicola; +/7,252; Inquire for terms UNDER CONTRA CT storic bldg downtown Apalachicola; +/7,252; SOLD nue UNDER CONTRACT Multi tenant building in Marina Cove; New LE AS ED building located at teparking;$10ps SO LD ach Drive land,+/-3,95 Find the right person for your job today at emeraldcoastjobs.com/monster or call 850-747-5019 Small Efficiency Apt $300 mo W/S included. Pet neg. 773 Bryants Landing Road. 850-899-0162 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, 3 br, 1 ba, all brick 404 Battles Street, corner lot large yard, $650 month + deposit 301-265-5368 2 Trailer lots available, Beacon Hill, 50x150, Call (850) 348-7770 for information 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. 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, 14 th and Monument Saturday, November 19th, 8:am-12:pm HospitalityRESORT VACATION PROPERTIESAccepting applications* Housekeeping Office Clerk-Full-time, requires good customer service skills & prior office experience. Team player, works well under pressure. Great benefits, weekend work required. Inspectors-Part-time, inspect properties after they are cleaned. Must be available weekends. Apply in person 9-5 weekdays at 123 W Gulf Beach Dr St. George Island Medical/HealthCaring Peopleand CNAs needed. Join a team of people who make a difference in the lives of the elderly. Provide non medical companionship, in home help and personal care for the elderly. Flexible day, evenin & weekend hours. Positions available in the Appalachicola, Mexico Beach and Port St. Joe areas.Home Instead Senior CareCall Mon-Thur 9-3pm 850-640-1223 or toll free 1-866-301-1919 Web ID#: 34186584 Text FL86584 to 56654 Now Hiring!Are You Making Less Than $40,000 Per Year?Covenant TransportNeeds Driver Trainees Now! No experience required. *Immediate Job Placement Assistance *OTR, Regional, & Local Jobs CALL NOW FOR MORE INFORMATION 1-866-280-5309 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 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. Mexico Beach 306 Hwy 98, Fri & Sat 8:am-until? CST.Christmas,Christmas, Christmas, sheet sets, dog/cat carrier, floral pick machine, wicker nightstands, antique oak table, outside lounge chair, much misc PSJ, 111 Brenda Dr. Saturday Nov 19th, 8:30am-noon. Boys size 2T, girls sizes 5-6T, baby toys and equipment. High Qaulity and gently used St. Joe Beach 238 Ponce De Leon St, Fri Nov 17th, & Nov 18th 9am-5pm, Eastern. Sat, Nov 19th 1st, 9am-2pm Appliances (small), books, clothing, Christmas decorations, and much more. St. Joe, 2001 Garrison Ave. Sat 19th, 8:am-untilHope Family Worship CenterHuge garage sale lots of everything Highland View/PSJ 309 Redfish, Saturday, Nov. 19th, 8:00amMoving SaleFuton, TV’s, Entertainment centers, toys and kids clothing. Rugs and Black Powder hunting supplies. Lots of misc. Text FL86570 to 56654 Mexico Beach, 1004 Marvin Ave, Sat 19th, 8:am-12:pmFAMILY YARD SALEWomen’s, men’s, girl’s and baby clothing, toys & household items Publisher’s 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 who are contacting them directly. Extra Mile Pet SittingHome visits/overnight in the comfort of your pets home. Gulf & Bay County Diana 227-5770 Dan 227-8225 extramilepetsitting.com Apalachicola 80 Waddell Rd, 3+ miles from Red Light on 12th Street, look for signs, Saturday 8:00 a.m-4:00 p.m.;Final Yard SaleEverything needs to go! Household items, clothes (infants to plus), shoes, jewelry items, some furniture, computer equipment, appliances, Tvs, exercise equipment, full weight bench, and much more! 12:00 P.M.-4:00 P.M. 1/2 price items. Fill bags of clothes!!!! 36503S IN THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA SUPERIOR BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. JANET WHITAKER KING, individually, and as Personal Representative of ESTATE of ROBERT E. KING (deceased), and CUYLER KING HOBBS, Defendants. CASE NO. 11-137-CA NOTICE OF ACTION TO: CUYLER KING HOBBS, and all others having an interest in the subject property YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose mortgages on the following properties in Gulf County, Florida: Parcel I: Lot 20, Block 4, a portion of the Northeast Quarter (NE 1/4) of Section 33, Township 5 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida, being more particularly described as follows: Commence at the iron rod and cap numbered RLS1999 marking the Northeast corner of said Section 33; thence along the East line of the Northeast Quarter (NE 1/4) of said Section 33, S00D21’17”W, 69.84 feet to an iron rod and cap numbered RLS1999 on the South right of way line of Pleasant Rest or East Bay Road; thence along said right of way line, N88D40’33”W, 19.87 feet to an iron rod and cap numbered RLS1999; thence along a line 20 feet West of and parallel with the East line of the Northeast Quarter (NE 1/4) of said Section 33, S00D21’47”W, 1880.53 feet; thence N82D35’05”W, 533.26 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence S00D18’02”W, 153.31 feet to the cusp of a nontangent curve concave to the South; thence Westerly along the arc of said curve, having a radius of 50.00 feet, a central angle of 172D52’27”, for an arc length of 150.86 feet (chord to said curve bears N86D08’11”W, 99.81 feet); thence N82D34’24”W, 50.28 feet; thence N07D26’42”E, 354.52 feet; thence S79D18’23”E, 107.17 feet; thence S00D18’02”W, 191.56 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING; said lands containing 0.95 acres, more or less; Parcel II: Commence at the Southwest Corner of Section 13, Township 5 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County Florida, and thence run North 8924’40” East for the 1726.20 feet; thence North 0131’37” West for 2254.53 feet; thence North 8924’40” East for 1750.00 feet for the POINT OF BEGINNING. From said Point of Beginning run North 0131’37” West for 408.48 feet; thence North 8924’40” East for 250.00 feet; thence South 0131’37” East for 408.48 feet; thence South 8924’40” West for 250.00 feet to the Point of Beginning. Said parcel of land having an area of 2.34 acres, more or less, and being subject to a 60 ft. wide roadway easement along the North boundary thereof. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Frank A. Baker, plaintiff’s attorney, whose address is 4431 Lafayette Street, Marianna, Florida, 32446, on or before 30 days from the first date of publication, and file the original with the clerk of this court either before service on Plaintiff’s attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. DATED this 8th day of November, 2011. Hon. Rebecca L. Norris Clerk of the Court Gulf County, Florida By: BA Baxter As Deputy Clerk November 17, 24, 2011 Incorrect Insertion PolicyFor Classified In-column AdvertisersAll ads placed by phone are read back to the advertiser to insure correctness. The newspaper will assume correctness at the time of the read-back procedure unless otherwise informed. Please your ad. Advertisers are requested to check the advertisement on the first insertion for correctness. Errors should be reported immediately. Your Florida Freedom newspaper will not be responsible for more than one incorrect insertion, nor will it be liable for any error in advertisements to a greater extent than the cost of the space occupied by the error. Any copy change, during an ordered schedule constitutes a new ad and new charges. We do not guarantee position of ANY ad under any classification. 36-42 IN 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 SMITH, HIATT & DIAZ, P.A., Plaintiffs attorneys, whose address is PO BOX 11438 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33339-1438, (954) 564-0071, within 30 days from first date of publication, and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorneys or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition. DATED on November 2, 2011. Rebecca L Norris, Clerk As Clerk of the Court By: BA Baxter As 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. 1183-105097 WVA November 17, 24, 2011



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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 YEAR 74, NUMBer ER 5 Thursday, n N OVe E MBer ER 17 2011 By Valerie GarmanStar Staff Writer The Gulf County Tourism Development Council Board meetings have been moved to the rst Tuesday of every month and all TDC expenditures must now be submitted to the board of county commissioners for approval, upon recommen-By Tim CroftStar News Editor Authorities have determined that bones found on Sunday along the waterline at Lake Wimico are human remains. The sheriffs ofce received a call at roughly 10 a.m. ET on Sunday from a family camping near Lake Wimico. The family had found what they believed to be human bones along the waters edge. Investigators from the sheriffs ofce and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) went to the location and recovered several bones. The Medical Examiner for the 14th Judicial Circuit conrmed them as human. Investigators have not been able to determine how old the bones are or how long they had been in the water. There are at least two human sets of bones, Sheriff Joe Nugent said, noting that investigators had found three femur bones, indicating at least two people. We think maybe this is 50, 60, 70 years old, Nugent said. We are just not sure right now what we have. Found with the remains were several items that seem to further indicate the bones are quite old and had been in the water some time, Nugent said. Among those items is an Old Man in the Seastyle clay smoking pipe, a TIM Cr R OFt T | The StarThe city of Port St. Joe will ofcially dedicate the new Port St. Joe Trail as part of Community Appreciation Day on Saturday.Human skeletal remains found near Lake WimicoCounty implements new process for TDCArchaeological site or crime scene?cCOUrte RTE Sy Y OF tT He E GULF COUnty NTY SS Her ER IFFS OO FFIce CEOne of three femur bones found in Lake Wimico on Sunday, an indication the remains of at least two people were found.See reRE MaAInNS A6 See tT DcC A7 By Tim CroftStar News Editor The city of Port St. Joe will ofcially dedicate its new hiking trail as part of a big thank you to the community on Saturday. The city will hold a Community Appreciation Day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. ET on Saturday, Nov. 19, a day of fun and activities for all ages that will also serve to show off, and dedicate, the Port City Trail. The event is free all food, games, displays, entertainment on the city; no spending by the public required. This is a chance to show our appreciation to people who have been very patient about a lot of things that have been going on in the city, said city manager Charlie Weston. The event starts at 9 a.m. ET with a fun walk on the new Port City Trail that winds its way through the city from the marina to the Centennial Building to Forest Park and points in between. The start point of the walk will begin at the STAC House on Eighth Street, but because parking is limited there, folks are encouraged to park at Port St. Joe Elementary School and travel by shuttle bus, provided by the city, to the STAC House. Those wishing to take part in the fun walk can also be dropped off at the STAC House, and folks can join the walk at any point along the trail. Trail maps will be available at the start point, and there are markers along the trail detailing the various segments, distances and estimated time to walk. Three loops will be established for people expecting an organized walk. Each loop will include stations along the trail where people can receive hand stamps. All walkers with all three hand stamps will receive a medallion at the end of the walk. Residents are encouraged to walk anytime from 9-10:30 a.m. but are encouraged to time their walk to arrive at the Centennial Building by the 11:30 a.m. ofcial city dedication of the Port City Trail. After the dedication ceremony, there will be a free cookout that will include hamburgers, hot dogs, drinks and chips. We just want to show the citys appreciation to residents, said Commissioner Bill Kennedy. Weve had a lot of challenges this year, and we want to show we appreciate all city residents. There will be games, entertainment and arts and crafts around the grounds of the Centennial Building. The Boy Scouts, NJROTC color guard, St. Joseph Bay Humane Society and public safety displays will be part of the event. This will be just a fun, family-oriented event, Weston said. The city will also be accepting donations of nonperishable food during Community Appreciation Day. The food will be distributed to needy families during the upcoming holiday season. Donations will be collected at the STAC House and the Boy Scout hut that day. We would like everybody who can to bring canned goods to the STAC House or Scout Hut so we can stock up the local food banks, Kennedy said.Port City Trail dedication Saturday Just doing his jobVeteran honored with award from FranceBy Valerie Garman Star Staff Writer He doesnt consider himself a hero. Its been a while, said Brooks Aichison, speaking of his time of service in World War II, nearly 70 years ago. He said he was just doing his job. At 89 years old, Aichison was honored at a ceremony at VFW Post 10069 in Port St. Joe on Veterans Day for his appointment as a Chevalier of the French Legion of Honor. Created by Napoleon Bonaparte in 1802, the French Legion of Honor acknowledges services rendered to France by people of great merit, and is the highest civilian Aichison hugs his daughter, Lynn Harvey, who came from Memphis to attend the ceremony. David Kelly (center) reads Aichisons certicate, which thanks him for his courage and devotion for the great cause of freedom and his help in the liberation of France during WWII. See Veteran ETERAN A8 Photos by Va VA Ler ER Ie E Gar AR Man AN | The StarAichison is congratulated by a fellow WWII veteran. 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LocalA2 | The Star Thursday, November 17, 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 If you believe in less taxes, less government, a strong national defense, world class educational opportunities, family values and religious freedom you must be a Republican. If youre not a Republican, you share our values and should be one of us. The Republican Party of Gulf County is on the move! We invite you to join the Republican Party by simply completing a Florida Voter Registration Application that you can download and complete from www.votegulf.com or ll out in the County Supervisor of Elections ofce at 401 Long Avenue, Port St. Joe. As a Republican, we invite you to be active and join us at our next meeting on Monday, November 21st. We meet at 7:00 p.m. EST upstairs at the Capital City Bank building in Port St. Joe. See you there! Leonard Costin Membership Communication Committee Joanna Bryan Chairman Watch for our new website coming soon at www.gulfgop.com Its a great day to be a Republican! SCHOOLsS REMEMBErR VETErRANsSPhotos by TIM CROFt T | The StarTop right: As retired Comm. Wayne Taylor reads the name of the countys fallen during war time, Billy Quinn, Jr. tolls the bell and Taps was played in the background by Mitch Bouington during ceremonies last week at Port St. Joe High School. Bottom right: Emerald Muniz of the PSJHS Student Government Association pins a commemorative ag onto the jacket of a veteran in attendance last Friday. Top left: Paige McDaniel and Brandon Paul led the presentation dressed as the Statue of Liberty and Uncle Sam. Top middle: Marine Corps Veterans stand as the students honor their services by singing the Marine Corps Hymn. Bottom left: Wewahitchka Elementary students sing the Army Hymn in honor of those who served in the United States Army. Photos by VALERIE GARMAN | The Star

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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 Having taught college math courses for over 15 years now, I am comfortable in the classroom. To be honest, I love teaching math. With the internet, Ive also been able to teach students all over the world right from my house. This is something that I truly have enjoyed. When I teach, I consider it to be an opportunity to meet new people and go to places virtually that I will never get to go. Presently, I have a student in one of my traditional classes (in a real building) who is from Baghdad, Iraq. He is a member of the Armed Forces (ours) and is bright and a joy to be around. He speaks three languages uently and obviously has to prove a little more each day that he is capable. He succeeds. I have no desire to go to Iraq, however being able to teach someone who grew up there and can tell me about it is pretty amazing. Recently, a university I teach for approached me with a proposal. It was one of those that I could not refuse, as a matter of fact, I felt like I had won the lottery. They asked me if I would be interested in tutoring/ teaching a student in statistics one on one. I love statistics, I love probability, I was taught by my Daddy with a deck of cards. Why this special treatment for this student? Well, maybe its because students like to hear me. Every Sunday night I go live on the internet, close to 1000 students hear me either live on Sunday evening or the recorded version later in the week. Honestly, I think its because they want to hear what I sound like, how I put things and to be entertained. It never fails, a student will mistakenly leave their microphone on and I can hear them say with a laugh to their spouse or child, You have to come hear this, or a real redneck rocket scientist. One student asked me once, My whole family is here, do you mind if we all listen? I dont mind. I teach with one goal and it was taken from my favorite math professor in college used to tell me, a good teacher makes the difcult seem simple, rather than the simple seem difcult. That is what he did, and also what I try do. Oversimplifying things is good as far as my students are concerned. My one on one students name is Greg, and he is blind. My job is to speak statistics and explain statistics such that Greg can master the body of knowledge for this particular class. I was and am continued to be honored by this task. After my rst conversation with Greg, I was both excited and curious. I realized immediately that Greg was very bright, eager and he seemed to get me. This was a relief. He didnt make fun of the way I talked, and he even noted that he understood me (having relatives from Kentucky). Talking to Greg on the phone about every other day for the rst week of class brought new surprises and rewards. He is a single dad, who gained custody of his young son. Greg and his son live with Gregs parents. Diapers? They werent a problem; Greg could change them in his sleep. His son is now out of diapers and living with a loving dad and grandparents. There were certain questions that I was hesitant to ask, but Greg ended up being very candid about. He has been blind for almost ten years, having lost his sight due to diabetes. This allows me to approach some topics differently, knowing that Greg had twenty some odd years There are lessons to be taken away from the rst new school to break ground in the county in some four decades. Last week North Florida Child Development turned dirt with shovel, at least symbolically, on its new South Gulf County center off Field of Dreams Avenue in Port St. Joe. In truth, NFCD ofcials were playing a bit of catch-up with the ofcial ceremony as the construction contractor was already preparing to pour footers and foundation, the facilitys outlines and infrastructure in the ground. Regardless, the ground breaking signied a six-year mission nearing the stretch run. Lesson No. 1 job creation takes patience. Through various permutations and leaders, this has been a constant message from the Gulf County Economic Development Council through the years. Job creation does not come overnight. The Port of Port St. Joe provides further evidence that economic development is about planting seeds and hoping for growth. The message is one that has not often been heard by the Board of County Commissioners, or the two city commissions for that matter, leading to a series of self-inicted wounds the past decade, any positive step forward matched by two steps in reverse. Yes, there have been legitimate issues at times with EDC efforts, but county and city leaders have offered scant patience and that lack of patience has served to exacerbate a agging county economy and doubledigit unemployment. Lesson No. 2 the public/private partnership. For starters, NFCD has long had this part down pat. The company has a symbiotic relationship with Gulf County Schools, partnering on the purchase of buses and other initiatives, providing, as Superintendent of Schools Jim Norton put it last week, a bit of seasoning for the main dish the public schools provide. An important aspect of the move to a new facility is freeing up the old Highland View Elementary School, owned by the school district and occupied by the current NFCD South Gulf County facility, to allow the county School Board to explore leveraging that property to benet the district. But as one after another of the economic development experts who have toured Gulf County in recent years has attested, a key to job creation is public/private partnerships. Government can not create jobs; only the atmosphere that fosters private sector investment to create jobs, goes the mantra. The NFCD facility is a testament to the philosophy. This facility does not happen without signicant government scal assistance. Various federal and state agencies, from Health and Human Services to Housing and Urban Development to USDA to the Florida Department of Community Affairs, public partners provided funding for planning and design, infrastructure, construction and a roadway. The new school will have medical and dental services, in part, through federal funding. The county and city of Port St. Joe leveraged a donation of land for a recreational complex to provide the site for the new facility. In turn, plenty of private sector resources were brought to bear. NFCD is a private corporation and put down a signicant chunk of change upfront and will also have a loan of more than $2 million to pay off after the facility has risen from the ground opposite the Gulf/Franklin Center. The Jessie Ball DuPont Foundation chipped in with much of the funding for the medical and dental services in the facility and NFCD held a series of community fundraisers, most particularly a highly successful golf tournament, to apply dollars to the project. The facility also has a hefty list of corporate, organizational and individual donors from the private sector who have helped push the project along. And, nally, the South Gulf County facility is a testament to the dogged determination of one woman in the private sector sprinting ahead with a vision. Sharon Gaskin, CEO of NFCD, it was noted again and again last week, is not a person to take no for an answer. And in a classic case of making your own opportunities, it was Gaskin who had the energy and passion to take a vision from her board, see openings and leverage them for her dream. The county/city recreational complex, the land coming from the St. Joe Company during the WindMark Beach Development of Regional Impact (DRI) process, provided an opening to secure land for the facility. Her persistence and reputation, forged over decades as an educator, were keys in luring so much federal funding to the project. Her reputation and that of NFCD was certainly a factor in securing the city of Port St. Joe as a partner for a Community Development Block grant for Field of Dreams Avenue and other infrastructure. Yes, there is plenty of public funding owing to the project which, under budget, will return $400,000 to USDA as well as paying off the $2 million loan but it was a private sector force of nature that brought the stars into alignment. Lesson No. 3 consistency of excellence in education. Economic development experts also talk continuously about the importance of education and its role in a community when businesses consider locating to that community. The NFCD facility, with its services aimed at children ages 0-5 including Head Start and Early Head Start, continues the countys gold standard for education. By any measuring stick used by education leaders at the state and federal level, Gulf County Schools excel, an A district four years running. Toss in the Gulf/Franklin Center of Gulf Coast State College, dual enrollment opportunities for high school students and a new state-ofthe-art facility providing educational and medical services to the youngest among us, and the county can mark education in the pro column for any prospective company. Mix in some patience and the right public/private partnership, add a healthy dose of passion, and what NFCD really provided last week was a template for potential job creation in the county provided community leaders are paying attention. TiIM CrROFtTStar news editorLessons on economic developmentAll is not well in Happy ValleyIm not a Penn State fan. They dont have any insignia on their helmets, there are no names on the backs of their jerseys and they wear their practice pants in the game for goodness sakes! Ive never been particularly enamored with Joe Paterno. He seemed to always state the obvious when interviewed over an upcoming game or right after a devastating loss. But youve got to respect the years hes spent in the game; the several undefeated seasons; the two national championships; the all time wins leader in college football history. He was doing something right at Penn State! And most important of all, I have never heard a former player or an associate say a word against him. I have, on the other hand, heard many past players speak glowingly about the guidance, direction and help that Coach Paterno provided them during their Penn State run. It was obvious that the program was about a heck of a lot more than just winning football games. One year he was asked to speak to the Penn State graduating class. Let me tell you, Ive been around a few football situations in my day, they dont ask the normal head coach to get up and deliver the commencement address. They save that honor for Nobel Prize winners, heads of state or the enlightened intelligentsia of the corporate world. Joe Pa is gone. In an instant! And Im certainly not here to defend him. The charges of a long ago assistant coach having inappropriate contact with young boys are as well documented as they are disgusting. The story just broke a week ago and heads are rolling around Happy Valley like someone cranked up a well oiled guillotine from the old French Inquisition days. I would like to raise my hand and ask a few questions. What happened to due process? And Im referring directly to Joe Paterno here. And listen, 409 college football wins cant shield him if he is guilty. But being famous shouldnt condemn him either. Lets afford him the same opportunity if he scrubbed oors in the university laundry. There has been no grand jury indictment against him. No criminal charges led against him. No arrest on his front steps. Good golly, Billy the Kid got due process, then they shot him! Bruno Richard Hauptmann got due process. Tokyo Rose got due process. O. J. Simpson got due process. If Jack the Ripper had been operating in Jacksonville, Memphis or New Port Richey and was apprehended, I dare say he would have gotten due process. And yet, Coach Paterno is dumped immediately. No trial, no defense team. No opportunity to face his accusers. The Penn State Board of Trustees said they were going to start a full and complete investigation into the matter. Less than a day later these same trustees got Joe on the phone to give him the ouster news. That was either the fastest complete investigation in the history of the known world or somebody jumped the gun. After 61 years of unfailing loyalty to the university, they gave Joe Pa the news over the telephone. Billy the Kid got better treatment. The trustees said the news media frenzy forced their hand. Id say theyre looking down at pretty weak hands! But the trustees did get one thing right. The news medias goal today is to shape our minds to their way of seeing it and to whip up viewership by any means possible. Oh, they will decry due process when it ts their story. But they dont give it a second glance if they smell blood in the water. They quit reporting the news years ago and went to making it! They will bend it to t their political agendas or ratings charts. When they get their slant going on a story and they sense theyve hooked the audience, there is no heights, or depths, they want aspire to. And dont you think for a second the news folks havent covered up, or suppressed a story, if the situation or a boss above them demanded it. The real problem is that unknowing folks by the boatloads out there are all too often swayed by the latest byline or the last anchor man they listened to! Another fairly pertinent question would be how much did Coach Paterno know? Or not know? When did he know it? What exactly was said to him in 1999 or 2002? Is there any hint of a reasonable doubt here? Hindsight is a wonderful thing. Lord knows, I would hate to be judged today on every hasty or uninformed decision I have ever made during my entire life. I know one thing for dead certain sure, Im not in a very good position to go casting stones. No one is going to win here. Except the ratings for ESPN, Fox and the Nightly News! There were three lousy games left on Penn States schedule. Everyone has agreed that football games are not important in the wake of the sensational story unfolding now around the long departed assistant coach. Why not let Joe Pa nish out the season. His highly esteemed position of coach, mentor and benefactor to the university, the athletes and the students has been tarnished forever. Thats a sad epitaph for such a distinguished career. If he was a party to some kind of cover up, we can hang him later. If he knew more than he let on, lets deal with that in a proper fashion, following a proper channel of legal steps that I think are guaranteed in the Constitution, Bill of Rights and one of those chapters in Deuteronomy. Due process! It is horric that those young victims didnt get it. But taking it away from Joe Paterno doesnt atone for, x or render any real solution to the original problem which was certainly not of his making. Respectfully, K es HUnkerNKER DOWnNKesley ColbertThursday, November 17, 2011 CranksRANKS MY tra TRACtTOrRBN HeardHearing statisticsSee Cranks RANKS A5

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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 LettersA5 | The Star Robert C. Bruner Attorney Personal & Business BankruptcyOver 30 Years Legal Experience850-670-3030We are a debt relief agency. bankruptcy relief under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Before you decide, ask us to send you free written information experience. 9941546 FREE ESTIMATES1-850-626-9242 1-800-69-SHRED Security-cleared personnel Fort Walton Beachs leading mobile destruction company Weekly, monthly, or annual service Locally owned & operated Dear Editor: (Last Friday), I attended the Veterans Day program at Port St. Joe High School. If you missed it you really missed something wonderful. I walked out of there thinking how proud I am to be an American and how proud I am to be a part of this wonderful little community. It was just perfect. I was so proud of the students; they were reverent and very respectful. It is one of those events that I will always remember. A big thank you to everyone involved, especially the Veterans. Natalie Shoaf Port St. Joe Dear Editor, Last week I received an award from Covenant Hospice. It is very nice but I dont deserve this. The people of Gulf County deserve this. This couldnt have happened without you, who for a few hours set aside their differences and helped a very deserving charity. For those are the people that are in their last days of life and Covenant Hospice make every moment a little more bearable. How do you thank them? To the people that worked the parking lot to make sure any guest that needed help to and from the gate got it. How do you thank them? To the people who cooked all the food and served it, how do you thank them? To the people that worked the bar and then gave their tips to hospice, how do you thank them? To all the people that helped set up and cleaned up and just whatever it took to get the job done, how do you thank them? Well, its not necessary for these people; they dont do this for the words, thank you. They see a need and will work tirelessly to help. Remember, what we do as individuals reects on what we are as a society and for that I say, Thank You. Jim Emerson Port St. Joe By Dave Dorris The city ofcials have passed the Biomass Development Order, but the citizens of Port St. Joe need to know about the misinformation about air pollution spread by the developers of the biomass incinerator, and the fact that the city ofcials never challenged it, but approved the local Development Order anyway. On July 28, 2009, one of the biomass developers is on record as saying two light trucks driven 14,000 miles per year emit more pollution than the biomass incinerator proposed for Port St. Joe. Again, in a city and county commission meeting on Aug. 12, 2009, this same developer said two SUVs driven 14,000 miles a year produces more pollution per year than the proposed plant. The minutes of this meeting are posted. The truth is Rentechs Port St. Joe biomass incinerator will produce tens of thousands of times more pollution each year than two SUVs driven 14,000 miles a year without even counting the trucks used to deliver the biomass fuel to the incinerator. According to the developers own reports, the Rentech incinerator will have 160 heavy duty truck trips a day delivering the wood, seven days a week, 365 days a year common sense says thats a lot more pollution than two SUVs, not even counting the pollution from the incinerator itself. The developers statements defy common sense, but a recent engineers report was done just for the purposes of this comparison, and the results of this report are as follows (See No. 1 below): The biomass incinerator and an SUV both burn fuel to produce energy, and although they burn different types of fuel, both emit some of the same chemical pollutants into the air as a result of the combustion process. Two SUVs, like a Chevy Tahoe for example, emit only 42,338 pollutant pounds per year versus Rentechs biomass 881,909,350 pollutant pounds per year of the same chemical pollutants. This shows the incinerator spews out tens of thousands times more air pollution than two Chevy Tahoes (See No. 2 and 3 below). Now, lets look at the air pollution comparison of two Chevy Tahoes versus Rentech delivery trucks. According to the same engineers report, the two Chevy Tahoes emit only 42,330 pollutant pounds per year versus 4,727,773 pollutant pounds per year of the delivery trucks. Just delivering the fuel to the incinerator emits drastically more air pollution than two Chevy Tahoes. (See No. 2 and 3 below) Even if those who dont believe there will be pollutants and other contaminants emitted from this incinerator, the heavy delivery trucks alone will dramatically add pollution to the air. Yep, city ofcials swallowed all of the misinformation hook, line and sinker. 1. All backup documents can be found at www. gulfbiomassincinerator. org. 2. To be conservative, the data for the Chevy Tahoes is taken from the U.S. EPA for the dirtiest, most inefcient 2000 model year, 5.7 liter Tahoe. The Rentech incinerator information is taken from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection Technical Evaluation Report: of April 27, 2011. 3. Data is based on Rentechs Trafc Impact Analysis Report which says that 160 truck trips per day (80 round trips) on a daily basis would occur to deliver the fuel. Dave Dorris is a resident of Port St. JoeBy Mark UnderwoodSpecial to The Star Did you know a good dose of laughter can actually help your immune system and decrease stress? Have you ever wished you could let go and laugh more often at the silliness of life? It sounds easy but its not always possible, particularly if youre facing ups and downs of lifes challenges. But if you can lighten up and be more playful, youll give yourself the freedom to have more fun. The good news is laughing has builtin health benets to boot. Heres another reason to laugh. Its contagious. Have you ever wondered why some people tend to attract others? Look more closely. It may be that they laugh easily and frequently even when they are surmounting numerous challenges connected with their health and aging. Over 50 years of research back up the fact that positive social connections improve health outcomes and laughing is part of that equation. If you admire people who age gracefully, you may have noticed they smile easily and seem to radiate a joy for life even though they probably face an assortment of lifes ups and downs.Laughter for better healthTheres no doubt about it, laughter makes you feel good, but research has shown that it also helps boost immunity, relax muscles, decrease pain, ease anxiety and relieve stress. Think of laughter as internal jogging. Laughter causes positive changes in brain chemistry by releasing endorphins, and that brings more oxygen into the body with the deeper inhalations caused by laughing. Keep in mind laughter is more than just a temporary mood booster. It is a powerful tool that helps us nd new sources of meaning and hope. It gives us strength in difcult times, and connects us to others.Giggle like a childBoost your mental outlook by acting like a kid again. As you age, allow laughter, humor, games and playfulness to your life. Daily humor can help you feel more relaxed, creative and joyful. Studies have shown that the average preschool child in the U.S. laughs about 400 times a day. As adults we laugh far less frequently. According to studies at Ohio State University the average adult breaks out and laughs only about 15 times a day. If you can nd a giggle in a situation, even for a few minutes, it will ease stress and help you refocus on positive things. As you age, you may feel there are many things you cant do as well as you used to. Maybe you cant turn cartwheels like you used to, but no matter what your age, you can look for the humorous side of life. Laughter is a powerful tool. And its free to use anywhere, anytime.Laugh everyday becauseMost of us dont remember when we rst smiled, but you were probably smiling when you were just a few weeks old. If you dont laugh out loud very often, dont despair, you can learn to laugh at any stage of life. Look for something to laugh about everyday because you will automatically take yourself less seriously. Laugh everyday because it helps shift perspectives, recharge your batteries, and stay focused. Laughter helps you feel less anxious and sad. Whats more, having a good hearty laugh at least once a day can help trigger better relationships and stronger bonds with your friends and family members. Laughing produces a high speed exchange of positive enforcement between your brain and the people around you.Keep a laugh kit aroundThese are some ways you can treat yourself to daily doses of good humor. Hang out with positive kids of all agesfriends and family members from young to old, children, grandchildren, and greatchildren. Surround yourself with reminders that there is a lighter side to life. Put a funny cartoon somewhere visible in your home where you start your day. Watch a funny movie or TV show. Play with a pet. Read the funnies. Positive emotions can reduce health risks. So go ahead, create as many microseconds as possible of happinessrelated chemistry. Laugh and youll improve your physical, mental and social health. Mark Underwood is a neuroscience researcher, president and co-founder of Quincy Bioscience, a biotech company located in Madison, Wisconsin focused on the discovery and development of medicines to treat age related memory loss and the diseases of aging. Mark has been taped as an expert in the eld of neuroscience for The Wall Street Journal Morning Radio, CBS and CNN Radio among others. Mark is also a contributor to the Brain Health Guide which highlights the research at Quincy Bioscience and offers practical tips to help keep health brain function in aging. More articles and tips for healthy aging can be found at www.TheGood NewsAboutAging.com CRANKS from page AA4of sight. He is now 100% blind. Talking to Greg, I was at rst hesitant to use terms like see or watch or look at. Now, I know better. We talk about watching football games and seeing the graphs and tables of data. Greg sees things differently, but in my opinion has an advantage when it comes to seeing statistics. When I say this, I mean that Greg has an extraordinary ability to visualize. We talk about things like data, graphs and the shapes of distributions and how they look (in our head). For example, the normal distribution is the perfect mountain. After one week, Ive found myself asking more of Greg than other students. I do this not because he is blind, but because he is capable and he is my student. I want him to be the best he can be. An example of this is a recent spreadsheet that I sent him that had a calculation error in it, I told him to nd it and explain to me. He did and we talked about the spreadsheet not seeing all of the values. This was an error that 9 out of 10 students usually completely overlook. He wants to be involved with computer programming, thus he needs to be able to nd errors like this and see them. He did. This story will be continued for the next eight weeks on the Cranks My Tractor website at www.CranksMyTractor. com.Listen up and laugh health benets are waitingA word of thanks for RocktoberfestA salute to veteransPSJ ofcials swallowed misinformationEven if those who dont believe there will be pollutants and other contaminants emitted from this incinerator, the heavy delivery trucks alone will dramatically add pollution to the air. Yep, city ofcials swallowed all of the misinformation hook, line and sinker. Remember, what we do as individuals reects on what we are as a society and for that I say, Thank You. Thursday, November 17, 2011

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LocalA6 | The Star Thursday, November 17, 2011 button believed to be glass or porcelain, an Indian head penny and a coin from L.W. Lyons Company Clothing and Furnishing Goods store out of New Orleans, which Nugent said had gone out of business in 1960. From what we have found, these items appear to be old, Nugent said. The items have been examined by Herman Jones, a retired local school teacher who has made a hobby of underwater archeological research. Jones dated the items found to 1850-1870. He believes the bones and items may be from a burial ground originally situated near the lake. It is looking like we may have more of an archeological site than a crime scene, Nugent said. Nugent said archeologists from the University of Florida would likely be in the area in the next day or so and would be escorted to the location for lming and review. Nugent said an answer as to whether the site is historical or criminal should become clearer in a week to 10 days. Meanwhile, the items, along with the bones, will be forwarded to an anthropologist at either the University of Florida or Florida State University, Nugent said, in order to try to date the bones and items. The worst case is we will know in about 30 days, Nugent said. We just dont know what we have yet. There are no reports of missing persons in neighboring counties. No reports in Gulf County. At this time, we just dont know. Nugent encouraged anyone who might have any information pertaining to the bones or the other items found to contact the sheriffs ofce at 850-2271115. The Medical Examiners Ofce will perform additional testing before the bones are sent to an anthropologist. November is National Home Care & National Family Caregiver Month During this very strained economy when people are being laid off, companies are downsizing, homes are being foreclosed upon, and the future is uncertain.A & A HomeCare, Inc. is very thankful for another year of being able to serve the community by providing medical services to those in need, in their own home. Even in an uncertain economy, some things will not change. People will continue to age, develop medical problems, and will require home health services at some point in their life. Our hope and prayer is that home health care will survive the multiple changes and budget cuts that are being imposed by our federal government. A & A HomeCare, Inc. is a locally owned and operated home health agency, and we feel that this allows for us to provide additional care and attention to our patients vs. agencies located in another county that may nd that traveling to our county on a daily basis difcult. All of our staff resides in Gulf County and takes great pride in caring for their neighbors. A & A HomeCare, Inc. urges you to use your voice, and vote responsibly in the upcoming elections. Your vote can help make the difference. Choose a candidate who has pledged to stand up for Medicare and for the patients right to choose the right to choose their own healthcare provider vs. bundling and the right to choose their own health plan. A & A HomeCare has letters/petitions that can be sent to our representatives if you are interested in making your voice beyond your vote heard. Give our ofce a call for more information. A & A HomeCare, Inc. would like to also send out special recognition for those family members who have chosen to give of themselves and keep family at home vs. long term placement. Sons, daughters, nieces, nephews, grandchildren, brothers & sisters who have devoted themselves are a big part of home health and without you, the elderly would surely not be able to live at home. If you or a loved one may be in need of home health care services, make an appointment and discuss it with your physician. Some points on choosing a home health agency that should be taken into consideration include: Remember that one of your basic rights in the Florida Patient Bill of Rights is THE RIGHT TO CHOOSE. If you or a loved one are hospitalized, visit the ER, have surgery, etc. you have the right to choose the agency NOT your Physician, Case Manager, Discharge Planner, etc. So dont be afraid to speak and let them know which agency you prefer. If you have questions as to whether you or a loved one is eligible to receive home health care services, give our ofce a call at 227-3331 or 639-3333. Or, visit our website at www.aahomecareinc.com Get your annual exam before the New Years Deductable. The Gulf County Sheriffs is welcoming its new K9 Luke. Luke is a 15-month-old German shepherd. He will be trained in narcotics detection, building and area search and criminal apprehension. Luke will be handled by Dep. James Newsome. Newsomes previous K9, Zeus, passed away recently. Top left: Also found was this Old Man in the Sea-style of smoking pipe. Top right: Also found was this coin from L.W. Lyons Clothing and Furnishing Goods store in New Orleans. Sheriff Joe said the store had closed in 1960. Bottom left: Investigators found this Indian head penny. Bottom right: Also found was this button, believed to be porcelain or glass. REMAINS from page A1 GCSO WELCOMES NEW DOG PHOTOS COURTESY OF THE GG ULF CCOUNTY SS HERIFFS OO FFICEIn addition to the femur bones, a variety of smaller bones were found.

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LocalThe Star| A7Thursday, November 17, 2011 dation of County Attorney Jeremy Novak. Novak presented a list of recommendations for the TDC at the Nov. 8 BOCC meeting, among them a requirement that executive director Tim Kerigan submit all expenditure requests to the BOCC no matter what the cost, until further notice. Novak said all future BOCC meetings will have a specic memorandum in the consent agenda from the TDC containing a list of expenditure requests to be approved by the board. The TDC Board meetings have been moved to the rst Tuesday from the rst Monday of each month to allow Kerigan time to compile a list of expenditure requests in time for the BOCC meeting the week following. The moving of the meeting is denitely going to help, said Kerigan. More importantly, you will have the ability to approve and ask any questions of the TDC. Kerigan submitted a packet of line-item expenditures, from both BP funds and regular TDC funds, for the commissioners to look over and approve. The commissioners reluctantly approved the expenditures, posing various questions for Kerigan. Commissioner Bill Williams noted that many of the expenditures up for approval were catch-up items that have already been paid for. I made it real clear at the last meeting my thoughts on the process and where we were, Williams said. This is the rst time this has come before us in a line item. Williams abstained from voting for six of the items because of a conicting social relationship with the service vendor. Commissioner Ward McDaniel asked Kerigan if the expenditure list cleared the rest of the PoJo Music Festival invoices. Kerigan said there are still outstanding invoices for the event and the TDC is working on that to make sure everything is in line. Williams asked County Manager Don Butler if he would also look through the expenditures list because the line items often dont provide specic enough descriptions. I dont know what PoJo Punch is, Williams said regarding one of the items on the list. For $1,300 thats some nice punch. We really dont know what some of these line items are. Williams also noted that some big ticket expenditures, specically the $15,000 the TDC used to help fund the Blast on the Bay Songwriters Festival, were only being approved because they will be further examined in an upcoming audit. Were only approving that because were deferring that to the auditors, Williams said. I wanted to make sure the record reected that. Also during the meeting, County Manager Don Butler proposed an ordinance that would require an additional mandatory surcharge of $30 for all criminal and non-criminal trafc violations. Butler said the charge will be collected to help cover costs for the new courthouse security system and administrative costs. Commissioner Warren Yeager said the high expenses of the security system will require extra funding. The commissioners made a motion to publish the ordinance for discussion at the next meeting Nov. 22. dbutler@coastalcoverage.com Locally owned and operated to meet all your insurance needs Great for Special Events, Holiday Parties or a Quick Getaway Call to Reserve Today! 1-2 People Nightly Rate1-2 Nights..............................$200 3 Nights or more.....................$175 3-5 People1-2 Nights..............................$225 3 Nights or more.....................$200 6 or More People1-2 Nights..............................$250 3 Nights or more.....................$225Party Rental Rates$150(if purchasing less than $100 from bar or package)$100(if purchasing more than $100 from bar or package)* Plus 11% sales tax/Gulf Co. bed taxAll rentals are subject to approval by management. 117 Sailors Cove, Port St Joe, FL 32456 (850)229-3463www.haughtyheron.com Apartment Rental Rates 9454 HWY 98 BEACON HILL AT THE MEXICO BEACHCITY LIMITS (850) 647-2971 UpcomingOPEN AT 11AM ET 7 DAYS A WEEKWWW.LOOKOUTLOUNGE.COM Events!!WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY &SATURDAY 9 PM ETKARAOKE & DANCING IN THECROWS NESTTHURSDAY, FRIDAY & SATURDAY 9 PM ETRANDY STARK ON THE POOPDECK WITHARTLONG ONSAXSATURDAYSTUESDAY & WEDNESDAYLADIES NIGHT 5 PMTILCLOSING TDC from page A1

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LocalA8 | The Star Thursday, November 17, 2011honor bestowed by the nation. A letter Aichison received from French Ambassador Franois Delattre reads the award is a sign of Frances innite gratitude and appreciation for your personal and precious contribution to the United States decisive role in the liberation of our country during World War II. The award is generally, though not exclusively, awarded for military service. Aichison joins a list of distinguished appointees to receive the award, including WWII Army Commander George Patton, authors Jorge Luis Borges, Elie Wiesel and J.K. Rowling, and activists Helen Keller and Jacques Cousteau. He felt like he didnt deserve it any more than anybody else, said Aichisons daughter, Lynn Harvey, who came from Memphis to attend the ceremony. He doesnt like the attention. He just feels like he did his job like anybody else. But that job was not your typical 9-to-5. Aichison was part of a bomber unit in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. The bomber units had the highest casualties of any American unit in the war, but they never stopped ying their missions, said Gen. James Simmons, who presented the Legion of Honor award to Aichison at the ceremony. Aichison was on the rst mission his squadron ew to Berlin, and completed 30 missions from March 8, 1944, to June 28, 1944. After his service, he came home to work as a welder, and married and raised a family, leaving the res of the war far behind. Aichisons daughter doesnt recall her father ever speaking much about his experiences in the war. He didnt really talk about it much when we were growing up; I dont know if it was just too fresh, Harvey said. But now its very important to him. Harvey said now her father proudly displays his framed medals at his home in Port St. Joe. Aichison was encouraged to apply for the award by David Kelly, Veterans Service Ofcer at Post 10069, after Kelly read in Army Times Magazine about a veteran who received a French Legion of Honor medal. Kelly said Aichison never thought he would receive the award, with only about 100 WWII Veterans honored each year. At last weeks Veterans Day ceremony, Simmons honored Aichison, while also recognizing the other veterans in the audience. There is more than one World War II veteran here today, Simmons said. They are frequently referred to as Americas greatest generation. I grew up with these men as my heroes. Simmons asked the other three WWII veterans in the audience to stand. They lived lives of good citizenship, Simmons said. They set an example for those who came behind. Other wartime generations did not transition into society as gracefully as the WWII veterans. When the veterans of the Vietnam War and the Korean War came home, there were no parades, Simmons said. Simmons said the Vietnam and Korean War veterans were stiff-armed from establishments like the VFW, which was formerly run by the world war veterans. He recognized the Vietnam-era veterans as the most-represented era in the audience, and asked them for a favor. I ask that you not stiffarm those (Iraq and Afghanistan) veterans when they come home, because they need your help, Simmons said. After the presentation, the audience formed a line to give Aichison handshakes and hugs of congratulations, which he graciously accepted, while still denying any accolades of heroism. GULF COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY MONTHLY MEETINGCapital City Bank Upstairs Meeting Room November 21, 2011 7:00 est.We have lots to nish up for the Year. Voter Registration Switch Campaign, Boots on the Ground and another Gun Concealment Class. ALL INTERESTED REPUBLICANS ARE INVITED VETERAN from page A1

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E-mail outdoors news to tcroft@ star.com O UTDoo OO RS www.starfl.comSection A Corner of Marina Drive, Port St. Joe, FL(next to Piggly Wiggly)www.BWOsh.comYour Hunting Headquarters 38# THRUST AND 36 SHAFT, TRANSOM MOUNTWAS $179.99NOW $159.992 YEAR WARRANTY MINN KOTA ENDURA C2 TROLLINGMOTOR Thursday, November 17, 2011 Page 10 FreshwaterNot much to say about offshore shing but that its almost over for the year. The gag grouper season ended Nov. 15, and with that closure, most offshore activities will be limited to the commercial guys. This segment will turn into surf shing for the next few months.Inshore OffshoreInshore shing has been plagued by bad weather for weeks now, and the trend will continue this week. The trout bite is getting better, and with the cold snap a few days ago, the trout have schooled up back in the I.C.W. canal. With the arrival of hunting season, anglers will now have to share the rivers with hunters. Good reports from Howard Creek this past week of steady catches of catsh and bream; however, the big talk was about squirrels. Most hunters reported good hunting. SPOnsNS ORED BY Special to The StarAfter dwindling to as few as 300 bears in the 1970s, the Flori da black bear population has re bounded to an estimated 3,000 bears today. Bears and their cubs roam forests and swamps from Eglin Air Force Base in the Panhandle to Ocala Nation al Forest in the states midsec tion and Big Cypress National Preserve in Southwest Florida. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), which worked with its partners to increase the states black bear population, released a new draft management plan for the bear last week and is asking for public input. Both a summary of public feedback and the draft plan will go before the Commission at its February 2012 meeting. The Florida black bear is truly a conservation success story. Bear populations have clearly beneted from broad public support and diligent con servation efforts across Florida, particularly in those commu nities where black bears have become more common, said FWC Executive Director Nick Wiley. We welcome the publics thoughts on how to best con tinue our bear conservation ef forts in the future, as both our human and bear populations expand. The goal of the draft management plan is to maintain sus tainable black bear populations in suitable habitats throughout Florida for the benet of the species and people. It includes measurable objectives regarding bear populations, habitat, citizen education and outreach, and human-bear conicts. The Florida black bear cur rently does not meet the criteria of being at high risk of extinction, based on the FWCs Biological Status Review on the species completed in early 2011. When a bear management plan is approved, the bear will no longer be on the states list of threatened species. A similar process was followed for the bald eagle, which is no longer listed as a state threatened spe cies but is carefully managed through specic conservation measures established under an FWC management plan. The FWC is seeking public input on the draft bear manage ment plan. The open process will include four public workshops: Bristol (Nov. 22), Naples (Nov. 29), Deland (Dec. 6), and Gainesville (Dec. 13). Go to My FWC.com/Bear to access work shop details, read the plan and comment online. The draft bear management plan includes: *Establishment of seven bear management units (BMUs) to provide localized bear management and public involvement appropriate to the area, from about 1,000 bears in the Central BMU, which includes Ocala Na tional Forest, to about 20 bears in the Big Bend BMU, which includes Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge. A section on the history of bear hunting in Florida. A bear hunt is not proposed in the plan. Currently, Florida black bears may not be hunted, harmed or killed, and similar prohibitions would continue under a rule proposed in the plan. *Creation of Bear Smart Communities in areas of high bear activity. Human-bear conicts are on the rise in Florida. In 2010, the FWC received more than 4,000 calls from citizens about bears. In the past 10 years, more than half of those calls were related to bears rummaging through garbage. A Bear Smart Community would involve residents, local governments, businesses and schools in changing peoples behaviors to reduce humanbear conicts. Peoples involvement in conserving bears is critical, Wiley said. For example, employees at the U.S. Air Forces Hurlburt Field have an active bear education program for base residents and recently ac quired hundreds of bear-proof garbage cans. Those efforts dramatically reduced the num ber of bears wandering into their neighborhoods. Black bears are generally shy and nonaggressive toward hu mans. But bears can smell food from more than a mile away and so are tempted to leave forests and swamps to dine on garbage and pet food that is left outdoors and unsecured. The diet of Florida black bears is mostly vegetarian, with 15 percent insects, and 5 per cent animal matter. The bears menu includes saw palmetto, acorns, ferns, blackberries, bees, alligator eggs, armadillo and opossum. Male bears typi cally weigh between 250 and 400 pounds; females are smaller, weighing 125 to 250 pounds. At birth, a bear cub is about the size of a can of soda and weighs less than a pound. Conservation of Florida wildlife habitats on both public and privately owned lands helped ensure the rebounding bear population had room to grow. However, expected future loss of large forests is the major longterm challenge to maintaining black bears in a growing state of nearly 19 million people. The adult male black bear rambles over a 60,000-acre range; the females range is 15,000 acres. The more immediate danger to a black bear is crossing the road. Being hit by a car or truck is the major cause of known bear deaths in the state, with 158 bears killed or euthanized after being injured on highways in 2010. The Florida black bear is among the 62 wildlife species that soon will join the list of Florida species, like the bald eagle, already under an FWC management plan. Floridas new threatened species conservation model requires that management plans be created for all species that have been state-listed and then updated at specied intervals. Those management plans give citizens an active role in Floridas efforts to conserve its diverse wildlife for future generations. Suggestions on revising the bear plan will be accepted on line through Jan. 10, 2012, at MyFWC.com/Bear, where more information also is available on the Florida black bear.John (Luke) Lucas of Port St. Joe snagged this kingsh from his kayak two weeks ago. He caught three kingsh total behind the seawall at the Port St. Joe Marina. Using live 6-inch mullet for bait, Lucas snagged three kings that weighed roughly 25 pounds each.FWC shares black bear conservation success SPECIAL TO TT HE STAR A red shouldered hawk. at St Joseph Peninsula State ParkBy LeAnn HinsonPark Ranger On a typical day at St. Joseph Peninsula State Park, bird watchers and visitors alike are sure to catch a glimpse of many different types of birds within the various ecosystems. The park pro vides habitat for several birds of prey including bald eagles, red shouldered hawks, red tailed hawks and osprey. Birds of prey are known as raptors due to some distinguishing features. Keen eyesight allows them to locate prey with little trouble. The talons and a hooked beak aid with the grasping and tearing of food. Raptors hunt by perching safely overhead, and then swooping down on their prey. A typical meal may consist of sh or small birds, snakes, lizards, frogs, insects and rodents. Due to their predatory nature on rodents, raptors are especially important to any healthy ecosystem. Some seasonal winter migratory birds of prey have already been spotted this year and will continue to be seen through the next few months. St. Joseph Peninsula State Park will be visited by such guests as the coopers hawk, sharp shinned hawk, harrier hawk, broad wing hawk, swallow-tailed kite, American kestrel and merlins. A peregrine falcon was spotted just the other day by a visitor! Migrations occur season ally and many of these special birds will only be around for a short time. Park Rangers are available to answer questions or help to identify something you have observed at the park. Bird lists, identication books and binoculars are available upon request at the Ranger Station for your enjoyment. For information about Florida State Parks, visit www.oridastateparks.org. Until next time,The Rangers at St. Joseph Peninsula State Park KINGFIsSH Special to The StarThe 2011 open recreational harvest season for gag grouper in Gulf of Mexico state waters (excluding Monroe County) will close Wednes day, Nov.16. The nal day of harvesting is Nov. 15. This fall harvest season opened Sept. 16. At the April 2011 meeting of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), Commissioners voted to close the gag grouper season in Gulf state waters for the rest of the year with the exception of the fall harvest season in an effort to become consis tent with similar pending federal management efforts. As a result of that meeting, gag grouper closed in Gulf state waters on June 1. In state and federal Atlantic waters (includ ing Monroe County), the recreational season is open through Jan. 1, 2012. Federal sheries managers are working to put new management guidelines in place to rebuild the population of gag grouper, which is considered to be overshed and undergoing overshing in Gulf waters. Temporary chang es in 2011 federal management efforts also included a year-long gag grouper recreational harvest closure in Gulf of Mexico federal wa ters (beyond nine nautical miles from shore) with the exception of the Sept. 16 through Nov. 15 open season. At the Nov. 16 FWC meeting in Key Largo, Commissioners will consider approving more proposed measures affecting gag grouper in Gulf state waters to continue becoming consistent with federal management efforts. More information on Gulf gag grouper and upcoming rule changes the available online at /Commission by clicking on Commission Meetings and Agenda. GGAG GROUPER sSEAsSON TO CLOsSE Birds of prey

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PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA SP O RTS www.starfl.com ASection Thursday, November 17, 2011 Page 11Star Staff ReportThe number one played a huge factor last Saturday at Shark Field as the Port St. Joe teams in the Gene Raf eld Football League swept the championship Super Bowl. It was the rst time the Super Bowl was held in Port St. Joe with all three teams competing. It was the rst time all three teams were undefeated in the regular season. Most important it was the rst time all three teams won the Super Bowl in the same year, becoming Big Bend Football League Champions. The games began with the 11-12-year-old Bucs going up against Chattahoochee, a team Port St. Joe went to double overtime to beat during the regular season. The Bucs needed just 3:20 to score, taking their rst possession to the opponents 30 before quarterback Bryce Register connected with Drew Jones rst-and-goal inside the 10. On a tight end reverse, Trey Sanders scored on the next play and Jasmine Thomas smashed in for the 2-point conversion. The Buccaneer defense took over from there. Defensive ends Jacob Renfro and Brandon Brant shared a sack on the Jackets for a big loss. A Jacket was pass was de ected by Sanders and intercepted by Thomas who ran it back 30 yards to the Chattahoochee 21. Register pitched the ball to Thomas who scored. Ethan Lafountaine went up the middle for the conversion and the Bucs were up 16-0. Defenses dominated the rest of the way, the Bucs gave up a safety but came away with the championship trophy after a 16-2 victory. The next game featured the 9-10 year old Jaguars who were chasing their third title in a row. They got earn it by beating Sneads 22-0. On their rst drive the Jags came out a Wildcat offense featuring Cameron Harmon pulling the trigger, confusing the Pirates. With Harmon going 15 yards on one play, Greg Julius 12 on another and Kendre Gant punishing the Sneads defense with strong runs up the middle, the Jags reached the Sneads 21. The Jags went back to their ing offense and Gant tossed a perfect pass to wide receiver Jaden Grantland for a score. Josh Butts took it in to score the 2-point conversion. With the rst half winding down the Jags marched to a touchdown. Jacob Kennedy dashed 22 yards, breaking several tackles and reaching the Sneads 10. Two plays later he crossed the goal line, Butts again ran over for the conversion and it was 16-0. In the second half, the Jaguar starting offense nished the scoring. Grantland caught a 27-yard pass from Gant and two plays later Harmon took a reverse and outran everybody for a 33-yard touchdown. The 2-point conversion made it 22-0. The Jaguar defense was outstanding, giving up only two rst downs, both on penalties. Sneads netted minus yards from scrimmage. The Jaguars were did not allow a point all season, another rst for GRFL. Our little guys, the 7-8 year old Dolphins, nished their season with a 24-6 win over Sneads and won the Super Bowl title for the second time in three years. Josh Farmer led the way with 180 yards and three touchdowns on the ground. The defense was led by Demarion Gray, Brenon Foxworth and George Foxworth, all with three tackles, while Keaston Hopper and Max Cargill had two each. After the games, coaches talked about their pride in their teams and the community support all season. By Tim CroftStar News Editor Port St. Joe once again searched in vain for offensive rhythm during last Fridays seasonnale at Shark Field. Joseph Boyd provided all the tempo Sneads needed. Boyd rushed for 296 yards and three touchdowns on just 20 carries and the Pirates rolled up 424 total offensive yards, all on the ground, and Sneads ended a slump that spanned back to September with a 33-0 shutout. For the painfully young and undersized Tiger Sharks (3-7), it was a bitter end to 2011. As they entered the home stretch, three home games to nish the season, a playoff spot was within grasp. But the Tiger Sharks were out-scored 95-6 over those three games, failing to manage more than 120 yards of offense Friday. We just could not get anything right tonight, said Port St. Joe coach Vern Barth. I told the kids I appreciated their effort, coming out during the summer in that brutal heat to practice and sticking with it. I just told the young guys we need to start getting ready for next season. For Sneads (6-4), the game was salvation for a lost season that ran off the tracks in October the Pirates were 0-fer for the month, including a bye week, lost Tre Keys and his 1,900 rushing yards and any chance at the playoffs evaporated with a loss to Vernon last week. The last time we won was in September, said Sneads coach Don Dowling. The end just killed our season. We wanted to nish on an up note. This is my rst senior class. I told them I wanted them to be the ones that got us over the hump. Fortunately, Boyd, as well as Jalon Daniels (18 carries for 115 yards), is a junior and will back. The Pirates scored a single touchdown in each of the rst three quarters, all courtesy of long Boyd runs. Taking over at the Sneads 26 after a Port St. Joe punt late in the opening period, the Pirates needed just two plays to score, the second a 66-yard bolt by Boyd through a gaping hole off right tackle, slashing to the sidelines and up after passing the line of scrimmage. Coty Lanphere, who had injured his kicking ankle prior to the game, managed the extra point. The next time Sneads had the ball, early in the second quarter, the Pirates went 79 yards in four plays to score, the rst play a 74yard dash over left tackle that Boyd turned to the sidelines before being caught at the Port St. Joe 5. Dontarius Williams scored from the 10 three plays later and Lanphere made it 14-0. The Tiger Sharks actually had an advantage in time of possession but were out-gained 233-72 over the rst 24 minutes. Sneads forced a Port St. Joe punt on the opening possession of the second half and took over at its 9. The Pirates covered 91 yards in seven plays, Boyd providing the biggest, a 54-yard scamper over left tackle, and the last, a 4yard touchdown run. Lanphere made it 21-0. Sneads converted a short punt and eld the Pirates took over at the Tiger Shark 47 into a 1-yard touchdown run by Michael Cassidy halfway through the nal quarter, the run for extra points was bungled, and Boyd barged over from the 9 shortly after Port St. Joe mangled a handoff for a lost fumble. A two-point conversion pass failed but the outcome was long decided.By Tim CroftStar News Editor Mistakes and special teams were the difference last Friday night as West Gadsden put an end to the Wewahitchkas seven-game winning streak with a 62-40 victory in the regular-season nale for both teams. The Gators (7-3) must rise up and dust themselves off ahead of a Class 1A rstround playoff matchup at Northview Bratt at 7:30 p.m. CT on Friday. They are loaded, said Wewahitchka coach Dennis Kizziah of Northview, also 7-3. They have athletes and they are well-coached. We will have to outscore them because we havent done too well at stopping some people this year. That was the case against West Gadsden in what was a tale of two halves. In the rst half, the Gators dominated behind their triple threat back eld of Theryl Brown, Jalyn Addison and Justin Flowers. Brown, who has now rushed for nearly 2,200 yards this season, had 25 carries for 341 yards and three touchdowns. The senior, who also added a 2-point conversion and caught two passes for 18 yards, has 37 touchdowns on the year. Addison carried 11 times for 161 yards and Flowers rushed for 63 yards and passed for another 76 yards, putting him over 1,000 yards passing for the season. We had over 600 yards of offense, Kizziah said. We had a chance to put a whole lot more on the board than we did. We scored more than anybody has against (West Gadsden) and couldve had 60 or more points if we had not made some mistakes. Those came, in particular, on special teams as the Gators allowed the Panthers to return two kickoffs and one punt for touchdowns. Critical mistakes also came on offense. A potential touchdown pass, no Panther within 10 yards of the receiver, was dropped and Flowers fumbled into the West Gadsden end zone in the third quarter, a game-changer after West Gadsden recovered for a touchback. At the point of Flowers fumble, Wewahitchka had turned a 26-14 halftime lead into a 34-14 cushion. After the fumble, however, the momentum swung decidedly toward the host Panthers. We had a shoot out in the rst half and they had a shoot out in the second half, Kizziah said. It was all over from that moment (of the end zone fumble). We relaxed and you cant do that against a team like that. We were due to have a bad second half. In the rst half we played as good a defensive half as we have all season. WEWA PEP RALLYThere will be a community-wide pep rally for the Wewahitchka High football team as they prepare to enter the Class 1A playoffs at 6 p.m. CT tonight at the old gym on State 71. Everyone is encouraged to come out and support the Gators.Wewa falls at West GadsdenPort St. Joe teams sweep Gene Raf eld SPECIAL TO THE STARDefense was the name of the game for the Port St. Joe teams last Saturday in the Gene Raf eld League Super Bowl, particularly during the Jaguars 22-0 shutout of Sneads. The Jags did not allow a point this season.Sneads rolls over Port St. Joe

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A12 | The Star Thursday, November 17, 2011Star Staff ReportOn Nov. 2, the Wewahitchka Gator boys and girls cross country squads each captured district titles on their home course, which starts and nishes at the Honeyville Park, located just a few miles south of the school. This was the rst district championship in school history for the girls team, and although this marked the fourth time the boys have brought home the trophy, it was the rst in 15 years. Both races featured runners from Altha, Blountstown, Graceville, Port St. Joe, Sneads and Wewahitchka. In the girls race the nal scores were tight as expected. Wewahitchka etched out a close win, nishing with 36 points. Altha and Blountstown each nished with 47 points, Altha earning the tiebreaker for second. Sneads had 89 points. Donia Lanier led the Lady Gators to victory with an overall second-place nish in a time of 22:44. She was followed by Brittany Grifn (fourth, 23:35), McKenna Waters (sixth, 24:03), Scout Flowers (eighth, 24:28), Tara Walding (17th, 27:05), Meleena Shirah (19th, 28:17) and Danielle Harris (25th, 29:53). In contrast to the girls, the Gators placed all seven runners in the top 11 spots. The top four teams were Wewahitchka with 24 points followed by Blountstown (57), Altha (67) and Sneads (96). The Gators were led by sophomore Jakob Bidwell with a time of 18:38, good for third place overall. Rounding out the squad were Gauge Combs (fourth, 18:49), Josh Epps (sixth, 19:04), Micah Lister (seventh, 19:25), Shaquille Scott (ninth, 19:45), Michael Bryan (10th, 19:46) and Tyler Sarmiento (11th, 19:49). With the wins, both Wewahitchka squads advanced to the regional nals held in Lake City last Saturday. The girls and boys both battled to nish in the top six spots at regionals in order to earn a trip to the state championship. Entering the race the girls were ranked 10th, but all seven girls set personal records to nish in a tantalizing seventh, one spot from qualifying for state. Once again the Lady Gators were led by Donia Lanier, a senior, with a career best of 22:9, good for 30th-place in the elite eld. The captain was followed by freshman McKenna Waters (34th, 22:31), freshman Brittany Grifn (43rd, 23:20), senior Scout Flowers (51st, 23:55), 8th-grader Tara Walding (82nd, 26:59), 8th-grader Mileena Shirah (84th, 27:18) and junior Danielle Harris (85th, 28:05). Although this was the rst time ever to regionals for the girls, the boys team managed its third consecutive trip and was ranked sixth entering the event. Putting together their best race in over 15 years, the boys nished fourth, easily propelling the team to state for the rst time in 15 years. Out of the 24 teams who qualied for the boys state race in class 1A, Wewahitchka is the only public school to earn a state berth. Led once again by sophomore Jakob Bidwell, who nished in 17th-place with a time of 17:42, the Gators top ve nished strongly. Captain Gauge Combs, a senior, nished 27th in a time of 18:09. He was closely followed by junior Micah Lister (34th, 18:21), junior Josh Epps (35th, 18:23), and senior Tyler Sarmiento (39th, 18:29). Senior Michael Bryan (48th, 18:58) and junior Shaquille Scott (61st, 19:32) rounded out Wewahitchkas squad. The Gator boys will travel to Dade City for the state nals to be held at 9:30 a.m. CT on Saturday. CITY OF MEXICO BEACHHAS PAID A TALLAHASSEE ATTORNEY $64,217.74 TAX PAYERS DOLLARS CONCERNING LOT SPLITS??? CITY IS TRYING TO USE AN ORDINANCE PASSED AND ADOPTED BY THE CITY COUNCIL IN APRIL, 2010 TO BE RETROACTIVELYAPPLIED TO A LOT SPLIT IN MAY, 2005?????LOT SPLIT MET ALL REQUIRED REGULATIONS OF THE CITYS 2005 LDR.APPEAL COURT HAS DENIED THE CITYS MOTIONS!!$???$ QUESTION $???$A CLOSED DOOR MEETING WILL BE HELD NOV 29, 2011 AT 5PM FOR COUNCIL TO DISCUSS THEIR OPTIONS, PUBLIC NOR EVEN THE MEDIA IS ALLOWED IN THE MEETING FOR COMMENTS.WILL THE CITY COUNCIL VOTE YEA OR NAY TO SPEND MORE OF OUR MONEY AND GO BACK TO THE LOWER COURT AND START THE PROCESS ALL OVER AGAIN?JUSTICE OR VENDETTA?PAID FOR BY CONCERNED TAX PAYERS OF MEXICO BEACH SportsWewahitchka cross country teams running on all cylinders PHOTOS SpSP ECIAL TO TT HE SS TARThe Wewahitchka High School boys and girls cross country team display their colors with pride at the regional meet in Lake City. The Wewahitchka High girls show off their rst-ever district title trophy. The Gator boys also took home district honors this season.

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By Tim CroftStar News Editor The Historical African-American Obituary project undertaken by the local chapter of the Knights of Pythias was never meant as a one and done. The passage to the next world is a constant in life, and therefore the work of the Knights, in particular Chancellor Commander Clarence Monette, continues. Recently, the Knights released the latest update of the volume, an addendum to the original that updates the dearly departed among the Port St. Joe African-American community through the end of September. For example, the Rev. Edward King, who as a trustee with the Jessie Ball DuPont Foundation was a lifeline to Port St. Joe, especially the minority community known as North Port St. Joe, and who passed a few months ago, is now in the book. This is an ongoing project, Monette said. As we nd those who have passed, we will put them in the book. We will probably update it twice a year. This (the addendum) is the current volume. The obituary project is a product of love of community. It aims to provide any African-American to sift through and nd ancestry, whether planning a funeral, researching family ties or readying for a family reunion. Monette said folks stop by his home often to peruse the book COMMUNITY www.starfl.comThursday, November 17, 2011 BPage 1Section Obituary project receives an updateFairPoint hopes to donate $1,500 to local organizations.Special to The StarFairPoint Communications employees will create and display a variety of holiday wreaths at City Commons Park during the Christmas on the Coast event held on Dec. 3. Each of the dozen wreaths will be raffled off at the end of the night, with all proceeds raised going to local nonprofit service organizations. This year, FairPoint employees chose the following nonprofits: The Growing Minds Center in Port St. Joe; Gulf County Senior Citizens Association in Port St. Joe; Dyslexia Research Institute/ High School High Tech in Port St. Joe; United Way of Calhoun County in Blountstown; The Refuge House in Perry; Relay for Life for Gulf County in Port St. Joe; People Helping People in Port St. Joe; Second Chance of Northwest Florida in Panama City; and Franklin County Humane Society in Apalachicola. Raffle chances will be a donation of $1 each or six for $5. In its second year, the Festival of Wreaths hopes to raise more than $1,500 to benefit these organizations. Be sure to stop by and see how creative FairPoint employees are and support the local service organizations in our area during this season of giving. Wreaths will be displayed at the FairPoint Business Office on Costin Boulevard from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, beginning the week of Nov. 14 and running through Dec. 2. For more information, contact Donna White at 850229-7251. FairPoint Festival of Wreaths: Fundraiser for local nonprotsSpecial to The StarThe Panhandle Players are hard at work rehearsing Work, Play, Love: An Evening of One-Act Plays which will be presented at the historic Dixie Theatre in Apalachicola Nov. 18-20. The evening will include three short plays, The Temp, At Half Time and Mark Twains Diaries of Adam and Eve, as well as several short scenes between the plays. The Panhandle Players truly bring the community together in this presentation, which showcases both veteran actors, performers new to the stage and crew from all over area counties including Mexico Beach, Port St. Joe, Carrabelle, Apalachicola, Eastpoint and St. George Island. First, the work: The Temp is a comedy by Roy Friedman. Set in a modern day ofce, a temp worker played by Gina Vicari arrives to complete an important report. The ofce exec, portrayed by newcomer Katie Maxwell, and administrative assistant, Sharon Solomon, must deal with this picky, difcult to please temp and try to get the job done for their boss. Veteran Tom Loughridge directs this cast with help from his able stage manager, Beverly Kelley. Next, play in At Half Time by Art Shulman, another comedy about an over-60 womens basketball team who are losing a tough game to the Little Sisters of Mercy, a team of silent nuns who play in their skirts! Their coach, played by Players regular Jeff Ilardi, tries to motivate his players during half time. His team, depicted by Elaine Kozlowsky, Laura Baney, Bobbi Seward, Judy Loftus, and Barbara Hartseld, just cant understand why theyre losing. These ladies antics will have you rolling with laughter into intermission. Ed Tiley and DAVID ADLERSTEIN | Florida Freedom NewspapersStarring in the play At Half Time are, standing, from left, Judy Loftus, Jeff Ilardi and Barbara Hartseld, and seated, from left, Laura Baney, Elaine Kozlowsky and Bobbi Seward.Panhandle Players prepare to Work, Play, Love By Valerie GarmanStar Staff Writer Kelly Watkins knows the challenges of home can often be more deadly than the res of war for returning veterans. He sees it in the faces of the inmate veterans at the Gulf Correctional Institution everyday, where he works as a classication ofcer. As a veteran himself, he knows traumas of war can lead to alcoholism, depression, drug addiction and stress disorders. He remembers a trip through France where he spotted a well-manicured cemetery and stopped to see who was buried there. The rows of pristine white crosses marked the graves of countless American soldiers who died in battle overseas. As a veteran, I felt some sadness to think these men will never return home, Watkins said, as he addressed an audience of inmate veterans and county ofcials at the Gulf Correctional Institution Annex on Nov. 9 to introduce a new program aimed at helping veterans nd their way home. In honor of Veterans Day, Gulf C.I. in Wewahitchka opened a new Veterans Dormitory to house inmate veterans and offer them a opportunity to participate in specialized, pre-release services in a structured, disciplined environment. The Gulf C.I. program is one of ve Veterans Dormitories to be established by the Florida Department of Corrections this year. Inmate veterans with three years or less remaining on their prison sentence can volunteer to be a part of the program, and only honorably discharged veterans may participate. About 400 veteran inmates participate in the program statewide, with 43 at Gulf C.I. Watkins, the Veterans Dorm Coordinator, explained how the program will encourage positive social interaction, while providing the veteran inmates with various programs to identify the reasons for their poor life choices and how to stop them from traveling down the same path again. They want to know what makes them tick, Watkins said. Its a Compassionate incarcerationVet inmates move into new dormitory for camaraderie, discipline Photos by Valerie ALERIE Gar AR Man AN | The StarFlorida Department of Corrections Warden Charles Halley cuts the ribbon outside the new Veterans Dormitories at the Gulf Annex on Nov. 9. Right, A group of inmates, and military veterans, raise the ag outside the new Veterans Dormitories at the Gulf Correctional Institution. Top, Participating inmates in the new Veterans Dorm Program at the Gulf Correctional Institution march in unison outside their new residence on Nov. 9. See plaPLA Yers ERS B5 See inIN CarARCeratiERATIOnN B5 See Update PDATE B5

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B2 | The Star Thursday, November 17, 2011 OFTHEWEEKPET St. Joseph Bay Humane Society DO YOUR FEET HURT? Why Suffer with heel pain, ingrown toenails, burning feet, diabetic foot conditions, corns, bunions, callouses? Whatever the problem, the sooner it is diagnosed and treated, the better youre going to feel. Dr. Burton S. Schuler Podiatrist Foot Specialist 763-3333 So Why Wait?Make your appointment. Call today!We accept Medicare, Medicaid, BCBS andother major InsurancesDr. Burton S. SchulerLearn more about Dr. Shuler at Whyyoureallyhurt.com 25 years in practice of Podiatric Medicine, Pain Management & Foot Surgery in Panama City 36 years in treating diabetes Specialist & leading Medical Expert on Mortons Toe Qualications: Expertise in: Now Accepting AppointmentsCall Toll Free 888-681-5864 For more info www.seclung.com Lung Disease SpecialistRob Garver, MDNow Seeing Patients in Port St. Joe NOW BCBS-FL IN-NETWORK PROVIDER SocietyTIM CROFt T | The StarRodney Herring presents George Duren, accepting on behalf of the management and staff of the Piggly Wiggly in Port St. Joe, a plaque of appreciation for Durens support of the American Legion Legacy Scholarship run in August. The scholarship run, which spanned from Indianapolis to the Legion national convention in Minneapolis, raised more than $600,000 this year for college scholarships for children who have lost parents in the wars in Iraq or Afghanistan. The Legacy Run has raised more than $2.5 million in three years and is expected to establish an endowed nationwide scholarship fund within ve years. Mr. Duren and the local VFW Post were major sponsors of the run, Herring said. Star Staff ReportSanta Claus is coming to a hospital near you. An appearance by the jolly old man himself, hopefully arriving via helicopter, will be among the highlights as the Sacred Heart on the Gulf Guild Gift Shop holds a fundraiser Dec. 1-3. The Gift Shop will offer unique gifts, inspirational treasures, holiday decorations, ornaments, nativity sets and angels during the three-day event. The gift shop will be open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET each day. The gift shop is inside Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf. Santa Claus is scheduled to arrive at 9 a.m. ET on Saturday. The Sacred Heart Gift Shop is a nonprot fundraising program operated by the Volunteers of the Hospital Guild. Proceeds support hospital services for the community. 2011 county-wide Thanksgiving dinner programA gathering of volunteers is needed to ensure that more than 800 Thanksgiving dinners are cooked, prepared, packaged and delivered to needy families and individuals in Gulf County. Volunteers are needed for the following dates and times: On Wednesday, Nov. 23, from 1 4 p.m. ET. 15 volunteers are needed at the Oak Grove Assembly of God Church at 613 Madison Ave. in Port St. Joe. On Thanksgiving, Nov. 24, about 80 volunteers are needed to help on the serving line and to help deliver meals. Volunteers will be needed from the hours of 6 a.m. until noon. ET. This is a great opportunity to help needy families in Gulf County. Your help is needed to make this project a success! If you would like to be a volunteer please call program director Jerry Stokoe at 381-6122 for more information. Donations can be mailed to Oak Grove Church, P.O. Box 967, Port St. Joe, FL 32457. Write Donation for Thanksgiving dinner on legend. Christmas toys and jacket drop off locations The owners of the Pristine Pool & Supplies, Tim & Crystal DePuy 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 beginning Nov. 1, and also at Ramseys Printing & Supply on Reid Ave. Items may be dropped off between 9:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. 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. Anyone who has any questions may call program coordinator Jerry Stokoe 381-6122 or Erika White, executive director of People Helping People at 229-5262. Stokoe is working with the Gulf County Sheriffs Ofce to make sure no child is left out. The guidance counselors at Port St. Joe Elementary and High Schools are also working with Stokoe and the Sheriff. Please check with Stokoes booth at the Nov. 19 Community Appreciation Day at the Centennial Building in Port St. Joe, and dont forget to bring a can(s) of non perishable food to donate. There will also be a Christmas tree decorated with the names of needy children in Gulf County. Please take one to help these children have a memorable holiday. People Helping People of Gulf CountySince July, we have signed up 125 families to receive monthly food assistance from our food bank. Since March, we have helped 99 families with $16,428.67 in utility payment assistance. And also since March, we have given 28 families furniture and/or appliances. People Helping People, through the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, will offer free tax preparation from January t o April.  VITA helps residents avoid predatory income-tax preparers and costly refund-anticipatory l oans.  In addition, there is an  opportunity for volunteers to become IRS certied tax preparers and share a few hours a month to prepare taxes for those u nable to afford it.  For more information give us a call at 229-5262. More volunteer o pportunities:  Food Bank, food distribution, food Pickup, local and out-of-town; Garden, planting, weeding, gleaning; Furniture and Large Appliance Bank, furniture and appliance pick-up; Medicaid, cash assistance and food stamps, assist clients in signing up for assistance on the computer; Administrative, data entry, clerical, Building/Vehicle Maintenance, general upkeep and repair; Advocacy, support us and help us tell our story. Give, volunteer and make a difference. Society BRIEFS HAppPPY BBIRth THDAYSpSP Ec C IAL tT O thTH E StST ARSSAMANthTHA B BREANNA  BURKEttTTCharles E. (Ed) Doyle and his wife Edith Cornelia (Nelia) Barker Doyle, of Wewahitchka, will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary on Nov. 22. The couple rst met many years ago, growing up on nearby farms in the rural south during the Great Depression. Nelia decided at age 13 she would one day marry Ed. Ed joined the U.S. Navy the day after the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941 and served overseas during World War II. He and Nelia married in 1946 after Ed returned to the U.S. For years, Ed worked for the U.S. Navy and was stationed all over the world. The couple settled in Wewahitchka after Eds retirement in June 1966. They have one son, four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Nelia will be 84-yearsold and Ed in January 2012. They remain active in the community with many hobbies including gardening, geology and youth outreach. They have known each other since childhood and are still in love after 65 happy years of marriage! Star Staff ReportThe rst meeting of the writers group, The Prizewriters, was held at 2 p.m. ET on Nov. 8 at the Port St. Joe Public Library. The turnout of dedicated writers was encouraging, said co-coordinator Marjorie Parker, each of the writers having completed the six-week Encore writing program offered by the Gulf/ Franklin Center of Gulf Coast State College. Dr. Richard Logan, a seasoned author and photographer, presented the group with valuable information based on his professional experiences. The next meeting of The is scheduled for 2 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Dec. 13. New members are welcome. For additional information, contact Parker at 229-6023. AANNIVERSARYSpSP Ec C IAL tT O thTH E StST AREd and Nelia Doyle celebrate 65 years together.Prizewriters hold rst meeting Santa Claus coming to Sacred Heart GEORgGE DDUREN hHONORED Samantha  Breann a  Burkett turned 11-years-old on Halloween! Samantha is the daughter of Dana Saunders Burkett of Tallahassee and Richie Burkett of Port St. Joe. She is the granddaughter of Debbie Saunders of  Tallahassee and the late Dr. Edward Saund ers of  Carrabelle. She is also the niece  of Terry  Saunders of Talla hassee. Happy Birthday to my Baby Girl. Time flies by so fast! I love you very, very much! Love, Mama, and Uncle Terry

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The Star| B3Thursday, November 17, 2011 School NewsPre-Kindergarten: Kanaan Jefferson Kindergarten: Samantha Childers 1st grade: ShaNecia Sims 2nd grade: Santana Causey 3rd grade: Zachery Baker 4th grade: Shakeria Rolax 5th grade: Delaney Ingalls 6th grade: Georgia Lee Bus riders of the week: Steven Dalton, Jenna Bareld, Thomas Miniat, Kelsey Lolley, Zoey Metcalf, Trey Sanders, Ryan Davis, Chloe Hemanes, Trenton Sutton, and Jasmine Levins DAZZLING DOLpPHINSSpecial to The StarThe following students made the honor roll for the rst nine weeks at Port St. Joe Elementary School. 1st Grade, all As: Isa Barwick, Gavin Brown, Maelynn Butler, Skylar Clayton, Marcus Cumbie, Eli Fidler, Jaydon Gant, Celeste Hamm, Chase Lanford, Gavin Lee, Bladen Levins, Dane Mallon, Cole Moore, Lexi Parrish, Gabriella Price, Hannah Riley, Janasia Walker, Dane Wright 1st Grade, all As and Bs: Shinah Addison, Romie Andrews, Cheon Beachum, Jacob Bibeault, Piper Bohannon, Cameron Brown, Jackson Buckner, Madison Burkett, Zachary Burkett, Emily Butler, Alexis Causey, A.J. Davis, Bobbie Fowler, Alexis Gathers, Kaydan Haisten, Levi Hanlon, Alex Harper, Wyatt Hurst, Prince Jones, Jacob Justice, Trinten Lee, Kaiden Pitts, Jasslyn Rafeld, Ayden Sapp, Alyson Sheppard, Ricky Sherrill, ShaNecia Sims, Emma Thompson, Addison Watts, Britt White, Caitlin White, Terry Whitlock, Lajuan Zaccaro. 2nd Grade, all As: Trent Antley, Brianna Biagini, Aiden Bolton, Sammya Brown, Paloma BurgosHarris, Elliana Burkett, Santana Causey, Lilly Dennison, Ricky, Forbes, Halston Fulk, Zoe Gerlach, Madelyn Gortemoller, Jayden Hayes, Porter Hodges, Emily Lacour, Donovan Miniat, Erica Ramsey, Ava Ryan, Megan Saleh, Sarah Beth Thompson. 2nd Grade, all As and Bs: Skylah Addison, Stephen Brinkmeier, Ashton Burkett, Tristan Butler, Kayleigh Clayton, David Dwight, Chasity Finch, Aiden Gainer, Natalie Graziano, Laura Beth Hill, Shadavia Hudgins, Mimi Larry, Jae Lenox, Aidan Lewis, Laynye Longley, Gage Medina, Sarah Metcalf, Cliff Money, J.T. Mork, Amari Nickson, Juan Nixon, Dakota Quinn, Payton Rushing, Alexandria Thomason, Abigail Tillery, Desmond Webb, Leighton Whiteld, Lily Wockenfuss. 3rd Grade, all As: Henry Balogh, Allie Godwin, Judson Grifes, Hailey Harriman, Lanecia Larry, Philip Riley. 3rd Grade, all As and Bs: Austin Ard, Leanna Baumgardner, Julia Bohannon, Savannah Burkett, Lyndsey Butler, Hayden Byrd, Hana Cline, Weston Edwards, Sarah Fidler, Alden Fowler, Clay Fox, Brenon Foxworth, Blake Gay, Corbin Ingalls, Reese Johnston, Ashlen Kyle, Kevin Lacivita, Kaylee Largent, Bryson Lee, Bradley Lewis, Clinton Moore, Gabrielle Nicodemus, Evan Polous, Kassidy Rafeld, Brayden Register, Keaston Shepard, Brooklyn Sheppard, Alex Strickland, Alyson Strickland, Hannah Tomlinson, Analisa Treglown, Davis Varnes, Giovanni Wells, Gabi Wood, Caleb Wright, Tyler Young, Nic Young. 4th Grade, all As: Brandon Barnes, Sean Farnsley, John Gee, Riley Kerigan, Bailey Lake, Malena Ramsey, Jacob Sander, Sara Whiteld 4th Grade, all As and Bs: Tallis Assi, Miranda Brown, Adison Burkett, Brianna Butler, Max Cargill, Cheyenne Cole, Tristan Doran, Joseph Farrell, Micaela Fedd, Jireh Gant, Madeline Gingell, Kelvin Grifn, Brittany Hanson, Lane Herring, Colton Jones, Courtney Jones, Gregory Julius, Zoey Lumley, Zachary McFarland, Rainey Nobles, Heath Plair, Amber Purswell, Christian Quaranta, Caroline Sapp, Hannah Smith, James Smith, Madison Taylor, Davien Welch, Dawson, Wood. 5th Grade, all As: Josh Butts, Hannah Fulk, Chandler Godwin, Cole Haddock, Ana Lacivita 5th Grade, all As and Bs: Hannah Anderson, Joel Bogaert, Jarrett Browning, Justin Butler, Devin Crews, Skyler Dunlap, Aaron Godwin, Jaden Grantland, Hannah Graziano, Cameron Harmon, Angel Heckenlively, Lexi Holland, Delaney Ingalls, Jacob Kennedy, Kharisma Langston, Kelsey Lolley, Kyndell Moore, Hannah Simpson, Bryce Thomas, Jacob Tracy, Sean Yowell 6th Grade, all As: Braden Baumgardner, Ashton Childress, Alexis Combs, Grace Cryderman, Bryce Johnston, Cullen Kerigan, Hannah Lee, Lashavion McCloud, Kate McLemore, Hannah Pool, Brooklynn Quinn, Elizabeth Sapp, James, White. 6th Grade, all As and Bs: Claudia Alcorn, Christopher Anderson, Hannah Anderson, Mary Barwick, Brandon Brant, Maximus Burgos-Harris, Celeste Chiles, Cheyenne Crum, Burke Godwin, Toshma Gray, Nakeasha Hills, Courtney Huff, Teiyahna Hutchinson, Caleb Kyle, Georgia Lee, Lacey Linton, Cheyenne Nelson, Sydnee ODonnell, Zykeriah Pittman, Lexie Plair, Colby Quinn, Bryce Register, Hannah Rodriquez, Merrik Sapp, Ruthie Sherman, Michael Sherrill, Cole Thursby, Shad Tracy, Amber Turman, Lillie Whiteld.Star Staff ReportThe Student Government Association of Port St. Joe Junior/ Senior High School will hold its annual pie auction at 6 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Nov. 22 in the school media center. A variety of homemade pies will be auctioned by Pie Auctioneer Eugene Rafeld. Not only do you have the opportunity to select and purchase a delicious pie in time for Thanksgiving dinner, but it is a really fun event that you do not want to miss. All proceeds will go to the Student Government Association. By: Halie Jasinski and Lindsey Brown GGeneral IInformation* Nov. 17 HSHT Job Fair, 6th period; Nov. 18 Progress Reports go out; Nov. 18 NHS Bake Sale; Nov. 21 1:15 Poetry Alive, 7th grade; Nov. 23 half dayno lunch, Turkey Trot 7th-, 8th-, and 9th-graders Bring money for concessions; Varsity Cheerleaders raised almost $500 for breast cancer research. Good job.Clubs* Nov. 16 Keyettes Pizza Palooza, 3 p.m. ET in Commons Area; Nov. 22 SGA Pie Auction, 6 p.m. SSports* Nov. 17 Tip-off classic at Marianna, TBA; Nov. 17 Girls basketball at Mosley, 2:15 p.m. ET; Nov. 17 Boys/Girls soccer vs. North Bay Haven, 6 p.m. / 8 p.m.; Nov. 19 Tip-Off classic at Marianna, TBA; Nov. 19 Girls/Boys soccer vs. Rickards, 12 p.m. ET/ 2 p.m. Nov. 19 The cheerleaders will travel to Pensacola to compete in their second competition of the season at Tate High School. Nov. 21 Jr. High basketball at Wewahitchka, 5 p.m. ET.Special to The StarFaith Christian School students and staff recently had a packing party to benet Operation Christmas Child. Earlier in the month, classes were assigned needed items such as crayons, notepads, soap, toothbrushes and toothpaste and of course, toys. The supplies were organized and on packing party day, each student packed a shoebox with items they chose for a boy or girl their own age. Following the party, students were treated to cupcakes and milk. This years packing party was a blessing to all who participated and will bring joy to children around the world. Thank you to all who donated supplies and prayers. The shoeboxes will be loaded by the students and delivered to the local drop-off site, Long Avenue Baptist Church. The mission of Operation Christmas Child is to demonstrate Gods love in a tangible way to needy children around the world, and together with the local church worldwide, to share the Good News of Jesus Christ. The Lions TALE The Lions Tale PORt T StST JOE EELEMENtT ARY ScSCHOOL HHONOR RROLL PORt T StST JOE JUNIOR/ S S ENIOR HHIGH PIE AAUctCTION

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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 17, 2011Ronald H. Ans tis, 95, passed away Saturday, October 22, 2011, at his home in Wewahi tchka, Fla., in the loving arms of his wife of 70 years, Ileane. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. CT on Saturday, November 19, 2011, at St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church, State 71, Wewahi tchka, FL, with Father Jer ry Huft ofciating. Memo rial donations may be made in memory of Ronald H. Anstis to St. Johns Epis copal Church, P.O. Box 595, Wewahi tchka, FL 32465 or to Emerald Coast Hospice, 2925 Mar tin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Panama City, FL 32405. No owers please. Those wishing to extend a word of condolence may do so at www.heritagefhllc. com.Ronald H. Anstis RONaALD H. ANSTISMrs. Imogene (Pate) Brackin, 73, of Blountstown, passed away Friday night, November 11, 2011 in Eastpoint. Imogene was born on August 11, 1938 in Port St. Joe and had lived in Blountstown for the past 20 years, coming from Port St. Joe. She was a retired waitress and a member of the Holiness Faith. Imogene was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Brackin; sister, Cathy Madison; and two brothers, Dallas Pate and Tommy Pate. Survivors include: three daughters, Angie Shiver and her husband Leonard of Eastpoint, Phyllis Turner and her husband Dink of Eastpoint, and Terry Clements and her husband Kenny of Port St. Joe; one brother, Melvin Pate and his wife Wanda of Wewahitchka; ve sisters, Alma Shiver of Sumatra, Margene Martin of Howard Creek, Sara Bareld of Bristol, Nancy Holt of Blountstown and Dale Pate of Blountstown; nine grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, November 14, at 3 p.m. ET from the graveside at Holly Hill Cemetery in Port St. Joe with Rev. Glenn Davis ofciating. Interment followed. The family received friends Monday, Nov. 14 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET on Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown. All arrangements under the direction of Marlon Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown. IImogene (Pate) Brackin Memorial services for Dennis Estep will be held at Howard Creek Baptist Church, 7230 Doc Whiteld Road in Wewahitchka on Tuesday, Nov. 22 at 4 p.m. ET. Brother Dave Fer nandez will be ofciating. Visitation will be one hour prior to services. DDennis H. Estep Helen (Wimberly) Roberts, 92, of Wewahitchka passed away on Thursday, Nov 10, 2011 at home with her family. She was born in Alliance, Florida to the par ents of William Jacob and Annie Rocita Wimberly on Nov 06, 1919. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Wewahitchka. She was the rst lady beekeeper in Gulf County and was a member of the Florida Beekeepers Association until her retirement. Helen was well-known for her candy apples at Halloween. She was preceded in death by her husband Tommy Roberts; three brothers, Edwin, Robert, and Raymond Wimberly; and two sisters Pearl Wimberly and Margaret Hansford. Helen is survived by her ve children: Ethan Branch and wife Rita of Shady Grove, Gary Roberts, David Roberts and wife Donna; Ann Guffey and husband Arlan all of Wewahitchka; and Sue McGill and husband Johnny Ray of Kinard. Helen was blessed with 14 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren, and ve great-great grandchildren. In addition, Helen has a large extended family. Funeral services were held Sunday, Nov. 13 at 2 p.m. CT at the First United Methodist Church in Wewahitchka. Inter ment followed in Roberts Cemetery. Grandsons and great-grandsons served as active pall bearers. Honorary pallbearers were the senior ladies of the First United Methodist Church. All services were under the direction of Comforter Funeral Home, Wewahitchka.Helen (Wimberly) Roberts SSt. James Episcopal Bazaar/Bake SSale 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. NNew Bethel Baptist annual Harvest DDay New Bethel Baptist, under the direction of Pastor Rev. Cyril Mills, will hold its annual A Tea Harvest at 11 a.m. ET on Saturday, Nov. 19. Come out and be blessed and loved. The church is asking everyone to please bring one pair of socks to be donated to a charity. Missionary SSociety anniversary services The City Wide Missionary Society of Port St. Joe will be celebrating 61 years of ministry here in Port St. Joe. The anniversary services will be hosted by the Zion Fair Missionary Baptist Church Mission on this third Sunday at 3 p.m. ET. The Church is located at 290 Avenue C. Everyone is welcomed to come and join in this blessed moment as Gods servants continues in His service. Holiday Concert at First United Methodist of Mexico BeachFirst United Methodist of Mexico Beach is hosting a Holiday Concert featuring vocalist Michelle Knollhoff to benet those in need of assistance, especially during the winter months and holiday season. The concert will be 4 p.m. CT on Nov. 19. Michelle has visited our beautiful beaches since she was a child. With her love of music and Gods gift of a very special voice, Michelle has developed into an accomplished artist. After submitting an audition CD to both the Julliard School of Music and the Boston Conservatory of Music, both music schools invited her to audition live. Michelle as accepted into the Boston Conservatory, one of only 80 applicants worldwide invited to a live audition that year. Michelle studies opera at the Conservatory for one year and then returned to her hometown of St. Louis, MO, and completed her music studies, graduating from Webster University with a BA in Music. She currently is owner of c2c (Contemporary to Classics) music studios and performs throughout the St. Louis area. Please join us for an evening of fellowship and beautiful music. Reception immediately following the concert. The church is located at 111 N. 22nd Street. Admission: please bring an offering of nonperishable food for our food pantry. NNew 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. Obituaries Faith brBRIefEFS Gathers family The family of the late Beatrice Cummings Washington wishes to thank each and every one who helped with the home-going of my dear mother. Thanks for your prayers, donations, food and love you have shared. I couldnt have done this without each and every one, so from the bottom of my heart I thank you,The family of the late Beatrice Cummings Washington and Tiffany Gathers Card of ThaTHANKS

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LocalThe Star| B5Thursday, November 17, 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 volunteer program; they want to be here and they want to make a change. Tiny American ags lined the grass at the annex as the select group of inmates marched in unison towards M hall, soon to be ofcially dedicated as the Veterans Dormitory. The inmate veterans channeled their service days as they echoed the leaders chants: Everywhere we go-oh, people wanna know-oh The inmates stood at attention as the colors were presented and raised outside the Veterans Dormitory, a ceremony that will be repeated daily, with a retirement ceremony in the evening. The National Anthem was played as the ag rose up over M dorm, and shortly thereafter, Warden Charles cut the red, white and blue ribbon outside the dorms entrance. This is a good thing, Halley said. It puts people in a dorm with their same type. Theyve all been in the military, they all think the same and they all have the same goal. This has been a big undertaking, Halley said as he thanked everyone who made the project possible. And lets not forget the inmates that live in that dorm. Theyve really embraced the program. Attendees were ushered inside for a tour of the dorm, which requires military standards of its residents bunk areas and clothing. Each bed was perfectly made, with a lock-box at the foot, shoes on the left and folded shirts on the right. A name tag hung from each bunk, verifying the inmates name, military branch, and war he served in. In addition to requiring military standards for all dorm areas, participants in the program are also required to remain disciplinary reportfree and are prohibited to use profanity or racial slurs. Patriotic murals painted by the inmates line the dorm walls, with images of American ags, military branch seals, battleelds and the white crosses of military cemeteries. A large bald eagle in the recreational room holds a banner reminding them All gave some, some gave all. Quotes on the walls from Colin Powell, Dwight Eisenhower, George Patton and Norman Schwarzkopf provide powerful motivational reminders for the inmates. You guys put your heart and soul into this; you cant fake what you did here today, said Bill Carr, assistant secretary of re-entry for the Florida Department of Corrections. The staff here did just an amazing job. Carr said the program aims to bring the inmates back to the place they were when they served in the military; a place of discipline, self-control, integrity and camaraderie. He said the program will give them the tools they need to successfully transition back into society. Clyde Ellison, a Vietnam War Veteran and Associate Pastor at the Panama City First Baptist Church, was a guest speaker at the ceremony, where he shared his own experiences as a veteran and as a poor boy growing up in Jacksonville, Fla. Ellison was part of a large family that lived on the other side of the tracks. His father was a painter with drinking and gambling problems and his mother was a housewife. Ellison lived in 13 different houses by the time he was in high school, and although his family didnt have much, he always had clothes to wear and food to eat. Although his life growing up was anything but stable, his faith was the one constant. Ellison held up a tattered Bible and its dirty plastic cover for the audience as he spoke. The small black Bible has been with him for 41 years. It was with him through boot camp, through jungle training, and through the Vietnam War. Everybody needs something to anchor themselves to, Ellison said. Jesus Christ was my anchor. His base in Vietnam was known as Skull Hill because of the constant barrage of incoming rockets. If youve ever seen a 250pound bomb coming at you, thats a sight to see, and it happened often, Ellison said. Training did not prepare me for this moment. I was literally scared to death. In the midst of war, Ellison drew comfort from knowing if he were killed in battle, he would spend eternity in heaven. Today, 41 years after leaving the rice paddies of Vietnam, Ellison still knows he will spend eternity in heaven. I survived when so many of my brothers in arms did not, Ellison said. Ill tell you, everyone that went there, went there with a purpose. I will never forget that time. It changed my life. Until you experience war and the devastation it causes and the trauma some of the veterans go through, Ellison said, you cannot truly relate. As veterans, we are a part of a very signicant group of people. For those veterans here, thank you, Ellison said. I wish you the best in your Veterans Dorm. Its a very worthy thing and you deserve it. seeking answers to the extent of a family tree. They are always welcome, he said with a smile. Most of all, the volume is about preserving a piece of history from a rapidly changing North Port St. Joe. This is something we do to keep up the history and let people know about ordinary people who came from the community and what they accomplished, Monette said. People can also trace their ancestry. North Port St. Joe is constantly changing, and this is the history of the community. The addendum and volume will be provided to local churches, the public library, the St. Joseph Bay Historical Society and museums in Tallahassee and Thomasville, Ga., Monette said. I have learned a lot of history doing this, Monette said, as well as how some community members of African-American descent died, sometimes in horric and tragic circumstances that reect the realities of the old Jim Crow South. The Knights of Pythias is one of the oldest fraternal organizations in North America, founded in 1864, and dedicated to universal peace, goodwill and the practice of friendship, charity and benevolence. R.A. Driesbach, Sr. Lodge 77 in Port St. Joe plays an important role in the North Port St. Joe Community. The organization also partners with North Florida Child Development Inc. on its annual Bikes for Boys and Girls campaign; Habitat for Humanity to provide homes to residents; Gulf County United to build handicap ramps for senior citizens; Gulf County Food Pantry to help feed needy citizens; and mentoring programs for boys and girls with the local, state and national Pythian Order; and provides funds for educational scholarships for students attending college and vocational schools. Through the compilation, publishing and sharing of Historical African American Obituaries North Port St. Joe, Florida & Surrounding Areas, and this addendum, the organization hopes to record the history in the lives of ordinary people, transmit knowledge from one generation to the next and foster an appreciation for a rapidly vanishing way of life of our community that would otherwise go undocumented. If anyone would like to join, contact, make a donation or learn more about the Knights of Pythias, visit knightsofpythias.com. Caroline Ilardi direct this entertaining pageant of characters. The evening concludes with love. Mark Twains Diaries of Adam and Eve adapted by David Birney is directed by Dan Wheeler. This play stars Hank Kozlowsky as Adam and Stephaney Provenzano as Eve, returning to the stage after a several-year absence. At times funny, at times poignant, this creatively produced play will leave you smiling and pondering the fall of the Garden of Eden, otherwise known as Niagara Falls. Performances are Friday and Saturday, Nov. 18 and 19 at 7:30 p.m. ET and Sunday, Nov. 20 at 3 p.m. at the Dixie. Season tickets, which include dinner discounts at local restaurants, are also available. For tickets and more information, please call 670-5064, email PanhandlePlayers@ gmail.com, or visit www. PanhandlePlayers.com. Tickets are also being sold at the Butler Agency in Eastpoint, Downtown Books in Apalachicola and Carrabelle Junction. UPDATE from page B1 PLAYERS from page B1 INCARCERATION from page B1 Far left, Patriotic murals painted by inmates ll the walls of the Veterans Dormitories. Left, Clyde Ellison, Associate Pastor at First Baptist Church in Panama City and a Vietnam Veteran, was the guest speaker at the dedication of the Veterans Dormitory Program at the Gulf Correctional Institution in Photos by VALERIE GARMAN | The Star

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Costin has served as Chancellor for the Division of Career and Adult Education at DOE since 2008. In that position, she was responsible for working with business and industry leaders to ensure that Florida has the skilled workforce needed to grow and diversify Floridas economy. Costin is a lifelong educator and native Floridian. She had held a variety of posts with the DOE. She was Director of the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (2002-2004); Director of the Division of Workforce Education (2000-2002); Bureau Chief, Program Improvement and Accountability (19972000); Director, Standards, Benchmarks and Frameworks (1994-1997); Program Director, Marketing Education (1990-1994); and Program Specialist, Marketing Education (19851990). Prior to becoming an education administrator, Costin taught Marketing Education at Rutherford High School in Spring eld. Prior to rejoining the Department of Education as Chancellor, she served three-and-half years as President and CEO of St. Joseph Living Inc., a land and real estate development company. While living in Gulf County she was active with the Gulf County Chamber of Commerce and also served on the local Regional Workforce Board. Costin assumed her new role on Monday.Special to The StarDorothy and Willard Barnhart of Barnhart Farms, regular vendors at the SaltAir Farmers Market in Port St. Joe, were recently named the 2011 Jefferson County Outstanding Farm Family of the Year. The Barnhart family, which owns a total of approximately 162 acres in various parts of Jefferson County, harvests about 50 acres at any one time. Planting from seeds, the family rotates crops according to need. Some of the crops that the Barnharts raise include broccoli, collard greens, turnips, tomatoes, carrots, zucchini, squash, various sorts of peppers, spinach, Red Russian kale and two types of okra. The Outstanding Farm Family of the Year award is presented annually to the local farming family that the agricultural community feels best exempli es rural values. Willard Barnhart said he was overwhelmed by the recognition of the award. I had no notion it was coming, Barnhart said. I was surprised to be named. It was the farthest thing from my mind. The Barnharts have been regular vendors at the SaltAir Farmers Market in Port St. Joe for four years. Were thrilled that the Barnharts have been recognized by the community for their efforts, said Lorinda Gingell, one of the organizers of the SaltAir Farmers Market. The Barnharts have become a cornerstone of the SaltAir Farmers Market with their fresh fruit and vegetable offerings, said John Parker, treasurer of the market. Most recently, the Barnharts son David has been leading the expansion from the familys traditional focus on vegetables into grain. The Barnharts recently planted and harvested organic wheat with a protein level of 16 percent. This organic wheat is still available for sale and can be bought in 50-pound bags. The SaltAir Farmers Market takes place on the rst and third Saturday of each month from April through November from 9 a.m. to noon ET at the City Commons Park. Purchase some of the Barnharts fresh produce, as well as items from other local vendors, including locally harvested Gulf seafood and artisan offerings. For more information, visit SaltAir Farmers Market on Facebook or www.saltairmarket. com. Barnharts Outstanding Farm FamilyLoretta Costin named FDOE Chief of Staff Star Staff ReportCommunity Bancorp will merge its banking subsidiaries, Superior Bank, N.A. and Cadence Bank, N.A., into one strong regional bank on Nov. 11 to form the new Cadence Bank, N.A. At the same time, Community Bancorp, LLC, will now be known as Cadence Bancorp, LLC. Superior Bank has branches locally in Gulf County and Mexico Beach. With nearly $4.1 billion in assets, the new bank will employ 1,200 people at more than 100 branches throughout Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee and Texas, with headquarters in Birmingham, Ala. and corporate of ces in Starkville, Miss. and Houston, Texas. The merger introduces a strong and energized competitor to the marketplace, said Paul Murphy, chief executive of cer of Cadence Bancorp and chairman of the new Cadence Bank. Some of the most experienced professionals in the banking industry have come together to create a best-of-class bank. These are bankers who are dedicated to making Cadence an exceptional banking experience for customers and an unrivaled work environment for our employees. Customers of the current Cadence and Superior banks will experience no interruption in service during transition to the new Cadence Bank. Customers will notice a fresh in-branch experience as employees highlight new products and services over the coming months and as branches feature new signage and collateral material in the coming weeks. Tailoring the customers experience by listening to their needs will be the central focus of our efforts, noted Sam Tortorici, chief executive of cer of the new Cadence Bank. Building on Cadences 126-year history and through a focus on localized customer service and commitment to engaging the community, we hope to enhance our customers business and personal nancial results by hearing their needs and crafting sound nancial solutions. The well-capitalized union will result in improvements to technology, including the introduction of mobile banking to Superior customers in Alabama and Florida, as well as enhanced treasury management services for businesses. As the new Cadence Bank further evolves over the months ahead, delivering innovative technology and nancial solutions will cement the new Cadence Bank as an industry leader among customers and employees. About the new Cadence Bank The new Cadence Bank, N.A. a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cadence Bancorp, LLC, will be a $4.1 billion Southeastern bank headquartered in Birmingham, Ala. Committed to local decision making, the new Cadence Bank will operate more than 100 branches in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Texas, as well as six mortgage of ces in Alabama and Florida. About Cadence Bancorp, LLC Cadence Bancorp, LLC (CBC), formerly Community Bancorp, LLC, is a bank holding company headquartered in Houston, Texas. CBC has raised equity capital commitments of $1 billion for the purpose of making investments in the U.S. banking sector, with a particular focus on community banks that are well positioned to bene t from the equity capital, management and industry expertise CBC can provide. CBC was created to transform acquired nancial institutions into robust banks that can stand on their own. Through exceptional customer service, a disciplined credit and risk management framework, cost controls and the implementation of enhanced technology, CBC will drive success and invest in the growth of communities where it intends to build a competitive franchise. Superior Bank parent to merge subsidiaries WANT TO GO?The nal SaltAir Farmers Market of the year will be held this Saturday beginning at 9 a.m. ET on City Commons Park in Port St. Joe.

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CLASSIFIEDSThursday, November 17, 2011 The Star | B7 Thanksgiving Holiday WeekendClassified In-column D E A D L I N E SThe Port St. Joe Star and The Apalachicola/Carrabelle TimesTo Run Thursday, November 24 Due Tomorrow, Friday, November 18, 5:00 noon Call (850) 747-5020 or 1-800-345-8688 or visit us online at emeraldcoastmarketplace.com The classified department will be closed Thursday, November 24. We will reopen Friday, November 25, at 8 a.m. 36461S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL COURT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 232011CA000374 XXXXXX BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. MARTENA ADAMS A/K/A MARTINA ADAMS; et al, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: MARTENA ADAMS A/K/A MARTINA ADAMS and CLAUDIA GRAY Last Known Address: 137 TOREY PINE TRAIL WEWAHITCHKA, FL 32465 Current Residence is Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following described property in Gulf County, Florida: LOT 137, WETAPPO SUBDIVISION ACCORDING TO THE PLAT RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGES 36435S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC, 502 Earth City Expressway, Suite 307 Earth City, MO 63045 Plaintiff, vs. CARNELIA DIANE GORTMAN, THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CARNELIA DIANE GORTMAN, and GULF COUNTY, A POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, Defendants. CASE NO.: 2011-1-CA NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT, pursuant to Plaintiffs Final Summary Judgment For Re-Establishment and Foreclosure of Note and Mortgage entered in the above-captioned action, I will Sell the property situated in Gulf County, Florida, described as follows, to wit: A lot or parcel of land lying and being on the Northerly side of Stone Mill Creek Drive in the Northeast Quarter of Section 10, Township 4 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida, being more particularly described as follows: Commence at a point of intersection of the Northerly right of way boundary line of Creekview Drive and the East boundary line of Section 10, Township 4 South, Range 10 West, thence go N60W, along said Northerly right of way boundary line for a distance of 318.28 feet; thence go N29W, along said Northerly right of way boundary line for a distance of 315.24 feet; thence go N39W, along said Northerly right of way boundary line for a distance of 235.54 feet for the Point of Beginning. From said Point of Beginning continue N39W, along said Northerly right of way boundary line for a distance of 88.61 feet, thence departing said Northerly right of way boundary line, go N40E, for a distance of 453.38 feet to the centerline of Stone Mill Creek; thence along the centerline of Stone Mill Creek the following courses and distances, N76E, 20.10 feet; S18E, 33.66 feet; S20W, 9.66 feet; S02E, 39.75 feet; thence S03E, 31.03 feet; thence departing the centerline of Stone Mill Creek go S46W, for a distance of 450.40 feet to the Point of Beginning. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 1999 HOMES OF MERIT, 28x48, M 763 MOBILE HOME; SERIAL NUMBER DCAM763-D1444A and DCA M763-D1444B. Commonly known as: 455 E. Creekview Drive, Wewahitchka, Florida 32465, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash at the Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida 32456, at 11:00 AM (EST), on the 1st day of December, 2011. If you are a subordinate lien holder claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale, you must file a claim with the Clerk of Court no later than 60 days after the sale. If you fail to file a claim, you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. Notice to Persons With Disabilities: 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 Court Administrators office not later than seven days prior to the proceeding. Clerk of the Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk November 17, 24, 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 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 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 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 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 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 36381S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION REGIONS BANK, an Alabama banking corp., successor by merger to AMSOUTH BANK, Plaintiff, vs. LEONARD MARNELL, a married man, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF LEONARD MARNELL, WINDMARK BEACH COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION, INC., a Florida Corporation, not for profit, UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN 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, UNKNOWN TENANT #1, and UNKNOWN TENANT #2, Defendants. CASE NO.: 23-2011-CA-000315CAXXXX NOTICE OF PUBLICATION NOTICE OF ACTION CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE-PROPERTY TO: Defendant(s) Leonard Marnell, present address unknown, present address unknown, whose last known address is 1639 North Eagle Ridge Path, Hernando, FL 34442 and all parties having or claiming to have my right, title or interest in the property herein described. YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has been filed to foreclose a mortgage on the described real property located in Gulf County, Florida: Lot 40, Windmark Beach, according to the map or plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 4, Page(s) 1-5, Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Caridad M. Garrido, Esq., attorney for LEONARD MARNELL, whose address is 2800 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Suite 190 Coral Gables, FL 33134 on or before December 10, 2011, and file the original with the Clerk of 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. This notice shall be published once a week for two weeks in the Star. Witness my hand and the seal of this Court on the 2nd day of November, 2011. CLERK OF COURT By: BA Baxter As Deputy Clerk Attorney for Plaintiff: Caridad M. Garrido, Esq., Florida Bar No: 814733 Peter A. Hernandez, Esq. Florida Bar No. 64309 2800 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Suite 190 Coral Gables, FL 33134 Tel: 305-447-0019 Email: Cary(.garridorundquist.co m Peter(agarridorundquist.co m November 17, 24, 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 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 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 D & B Home Repairs Inc.Featuring Seamless Gutters. 12 colors available. Call 850-340-0605 Care Giver now available, 12 years of experience, references available, transportation services available, ability to cook and handle light house duties. License CNA. Please call Glenda 540-521-8711

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B8| The Star Thursday, November 17, 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 Your land or family land is all you need to buy a new home. Call 850-682-3344 108 S. E. AVE. A CARRABELLE, FLORIDA 32322850-697-9604 850-323-0444 www.seacrestre.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 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 DriveSt. George Island, +/3,950sf of ce/retail; $285,00071 Market Street Multi tenant historic bldg downtown Apalachicola; +/7,252; Inquire for terms UNDER CONTRA CT storic bldg downtown Apalachicola; +/7,252; SOLD nue UNDER CONTRACT Multi tenant building in Marina Cove; New LE AS ED building located at teparking;$10ps SO LD ach Drive land,+/-3,95 Find the right person for your job today at emeraldcoastjobs.com/monster or call 850-747-5019 Small Efficiency Apt $300 mo W/S included. Pet neg. 773 Bryants Landing Road. 850-899-0162 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, 3 br, 1 ba, all brick 404 Battles Street, corner lot large yard, $650 month + deposit 301-265-5368 2 Trailer lots available, Beacon Hill, 50x150, Call (850) 348-7770 for information 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. 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, 14 th and Monument Saturday, November 19th, 8:am-12:pm HospitalityRESORT VACATION PROPERTIESAccepting applications* Housekeeping Office Clerk-Full-time, requires good customer service skills & prior office experience. Team player, works well under pressure. Great benefits, weekend work required. Inspectors-Part-time, inspect properties after they are cleaned. Must be available weekends. Apply in person 9-5 weekdays at 123 W Gulf Beach Dr St. George Island Medical/HealthCaring Peopleand CNAs needed. Join a team of people who make a difference in the lives of the elderly. Provide non medical companionship, in home help and personal care for the elderly. Flexible day, evenin & weekend hours. Positions available in the Appalachicola, Mexico Beach and Port St. Joe areas.Home Instead Senior CareCall Mon-Thur 9-3pm 850-640-1223 or toll free 1-866-301-1919 Web ID#: 34186584 Text FL86584 to 56654 Now Hiring!Are You Making Less Than $40,000 Per Year?Covenant TransportNeeds Driver Trainees Now! No experience required. *Immediate Job Placement Assistance *OTR, Regional, & Local Jobs CALL NOW FOR MORE INFORMATION 1-866-280-5309 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 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. Mexico Beach 306 Hwy 98, Fri & Sat 8:am-until? CST.Christmas,Christmas, Christmas, sheet sets, dog/cat carrier, floral pick machine, wicker nightstands, antique oak table, outside lounge chair, much misc PSJ, 111 Brenda Dr. Saturday Nov 19th, 8:30am-noon. Boys size 2T, girls sizes 5-6T, baby toys and equipment. High Qaulity and gently used St. Joe Beach 238 Ponce De Leon St, Fri Nov 17th, & Nov 18th 9am-5pm, Eastern. Sat, Nov 19th 1st, 9am-2pm Appliances (small), books, clothing, Christmas decorations, and much more. St. Joe, 2001 Garrison Ave. Sat 19th, 8:am-untilHope Family Worship CenterHuge garage sale lots of everything Highland View/PSJ 309 Redfish, Saturday, Nov. 19th, 8:00amMoving SaleFuton, TVs, Entertainment centers, toys and kids clothing. Rugs and Black Powder hunting supplies. Lots of misc. Text FL86570 to 56654 Mexico Beach, 1004 Marvin Ave, Sat 19th, 8:am-12:pmFAMILY YARD SALEWomens, mens, girls and baby clothing, toys & household items 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 who are contacting them directly. Extra Mile Pet SittingHome visits/overnight in the comfort of your pets home. Gulf & Bay County Diana 227-5770 Dan 227-8225 extramilepetsitting.com Apalachicola 80 Waddell Rd, 3+ miles from Red Light on 12th Street, look for signs, Saturday 8:00 a.m-4:00 p.m.;Final Yard SaleEverything needs to go! Household items, clothes (infants to plus), shoes, jewelry items, some furniture, computer equipment, appliances, Tvs, exercise equipment, full weight bench, and much more! 12:00 P.M.-4:00 P.M. 1/2 price items. Fill bags of clothes!!!! 36503S IN THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA SUPERIOR BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. JANET WHITAKER KING, individually, and as Personal Representative of ESTATE of ROBERT E. KING (deceased), and CUYLER KING HOBBS, Defendants. CASE NO. 11-137-CA NOTICE OF ACTION TO: CUYLER KING HOBBS, and all others having an interest in the subject property YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose mortgages on the following properties in Gulf County, Florida: Parcel I: Lot 20, Block 4, a portion of the Northeast Quarter (NE 1/4) of Section 33, Township 5 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida, being more particularly described as follows: Commence at the iron rod and cap numbered RLS1999 marking the Northeast corner of said Section 33; thence along the East line of the Northeast Quarter (NE 1/4) of said Section 33, S00D21W, 69.84 feet to an iron rod and cap numbered RLS1999 on the South right of way line of Pleasant Rest or East Bay Road; thence along said right of way line, N88D40W, 19.87 feet to an iron rod and cap numbered RLS1999; thence along a line 20 feet West of and parallel with the East line of the Northeast Quarter (NE 1/4) of said Section 33, S00D21W, 1880.53 feet; thence N82D35W, 533.26 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence S00D18W, 153.31 feet to the cusp of a nontangent curve concave to the South; thence Westerly along the arc of said curve, having a radius of 50.00 feet, a central angle of 172D52, for an arc length of 150.86 feet (chord to said curve bears N86D08W, 99.81 feet); thence N82D34W, 50.28 feet; thence N07D26E, 354.52 feet; thence S79D18E, 107.17 feet; thence S00D18W, 191.56 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING; said lands containing 0.95 acres, more or less; Parcel II: Commence at the Southwest Corner of Section 13, Township 5 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County Florida, and thence run North 89 East for the 1726.20 feet; thence North 01 West for 2254.53 feet; thence North 89 East for 1750.00 feet for the POINT OF BEGINNING. From said Point of Beginning run North 01 West for 408.48 feet; thence North 89 East for 250.00 feet; thence South 01 East for 408.48 feet; thence South 89 West for 250.00 feet to the Point of Beginning. Said parcel of land having an area of 2.34 acres, more or less, and being subject to a 60 ft. wide roadway easement along the North boundary thereof. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Frank A. Baker, plaintiffs attorney, whose address is 4431 Lafayette Street, Marianna, Florida, 32446, on or before 30 days from the first date of publication, and file the original with the clerk of 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. DATED this 8th day of November, 2011. Hon. Rebecca L. Norris Clerk of the Court Gulf County, Florida By: BA Baxter As Deputy Clerk November 17, 24, 2011 Incorrect Insertion PolicyFor Classified In-column AdvertisersAll ads placed by phone are read back to the advertiser to insure correctness. The newspaper will assume correctness at the time of the read-back procedure unless otherwise informed. Please your ad. Advertisers are requested to check the advertisement on the first insertion for correctness. Errors should be reported immediately. Your Florida Freedom newspaper will not be responsible for more than one incorrect insertion, nor will it be liable for any error in advertisements to a greater extent than the cost of the space occupied by the error. Any copy change, during an ordered schedule constitutes a new ad and new charges. We do not guarantee position of ANY ad under any classification. 36-42 IN 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 SMITH, HIATT & DIAZ, P.A., Plaintiffs attorneys, whose address is PO BOX 11438 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33339-1438, (954) 564-0071, within 30 days from first date of publication, and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorneys or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition. DATED on November 2, 2011. Rebecca L Norris, Clerk As Clerk of the Court By: BA Baxter As 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. 1183-105097 WVA November 17, 24, 2011