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Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
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Publication Date: 02-09-2012
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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 Classi ed deadline is Monday 5 p.m. ET 747-5020 TABLE OF CONTENTS quote quote id quote name JUMP From Page 6A From page 6A Subscribe to The Star Call 227-1278 For your hometown paper delivered to your home! Opinions 4A Letters to the Editor 5A Sports 10A Society News 2-3B Obituaries 4B Church News 5B Law Enforcement 8B School News 10B Legals 11B Classieds 12-13B Trades & Services 14B I NDEX A Freedom Newspaper Real Estate Advertising Deadline Thursday 11:00 am ET Display Advertising Deadline Friday 11:00 am ET 227-1278 Classified Line-Advertising Deadline Monday 5:00 pm ET 747-5020 xxxx xxxxxxx 1B V ISIT T HE S TAR ONLINE AT WWW STARFL COM XXXXX XXXXXX YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER SINCE 1937 YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER SINCE 1937 THE S TAR By Valerie Garman Star Staff Writer M&Ms posed as life-saving vaccines at the Gulf County Health Department last Thursday as staff members successfully responded to a simulated u outbreak. Coolers full of zip-locked fun-size M&M packages were delicately distributed to different points in the community by staff members, who were required to keep the vaccines at a temperature between 35 and 46 degrees. The exercise simulated a pandemic u sweeping the nation, with the second wave of the virus projected for mid-February and a third wave looming. The mass prophylaxis exercise was designed to test the staffs capability to protect the health of the population in the event of public health emergency through the distribution of immunizations. The simulated u outbreak required members of the health department staff to receive a shipment of vaccines and disperse the vaccines at distribution points in the community to prevent the virus from spreading. We exercise frequently just to make sure were ready in case there is an incident in the community, said Clarissa Ortiz, the Thursday, FEBRUARY 9 2012 YEAR 74, NUMBER 17 By Tim Croft Star News Editor A nancial audit of the Gulf County Tourist Development Council revealed a series of de ciencies and weaknesses and an absence of internal controls on several levels. After the report was released to the Board of County Commissioners last Thursday, county administrator Don Butler suspended TDC executive director Tim Kerigan for two weeks pending board action. He did the right thing, said BOCC chair Commissioner Bill Williams. This is an unfortunate set of circumstances and I think (Butler) did what he felt he had to do. I support him, absolutely. The audit report, prepared by Roberson & Associates, P.A. of Port St. Joe and Vance CPS, LLC of Panama City Beach, has also been provided to Gulf County Sheriff Joe Nugent who will forward the information to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Do I think there was maliciousness here? No, Williams said. But everybody needs to understand we are never going to be on this course again. That is my job as a scal steward of tax dollars. Reading the report I am taken aback with the level of, what is the right word, malfeasance? And, Williams said, there is blame to be spread around, from the Tim Kerigan to the TDC board to the BOCC to the Clerk of Courts. The audit report details that the intent of the audit was not to nd all signi cant de ciencies or material weaknesses, therefore there can be no assurance that all de ciencies, signi cant de ciencies or material weaknesses were identi ed, the report reads in part. Among the more damning sections of the report pertain to compliance. Under a section pertaining to con icts of interest, the audit detailed that more than $435,000 was paid during the scal year ending Sept. 30, 2011, to related parties without review of the TDC board and some of those expenditures did not comply with county policies requiring contractual agreements and evidence of competitive bids. Williams indicated those expenses pertain to those paid to Kerigan Marketing, owned by the brother of Tim Kerigan. Kerigan Marketing was awarded a contract for marketing services for the scal year in question, but the contract, which capped expenditures at $115,000 but was never Audit takes TDC board, director to task See AUDIT A5 By Tim Croft Star News Editor Mary Thomas was last seen on Feb. 12, 2009, at the Starlight Restaurant in Port St. Joe. Seven days later, her family, concerned of a week without contact became alarmed. Thomas smiling presence and open heart were well known in the neighborhood along the alphabet avenues. It was completely unlike her not to be in contact with family and friends and those who knew Mary Thomas would attest that by blood or not, most she encountered were family. Mary Thomas was a smiling presence around her neighborhood in Port St. Joe before she disappeared and died three years ago under circumstances that remain a mystery. Police seek help in 3-year-old disappearance, death By Tim Croft Star News Editor The rst phase of the replacement of some 20 miles of aged water pipes begins next week in Port St. Joe. The rst phase, expected to last 12 months and cost $2.2 million, will aim to replace 10 miles of pipe, concentrating on sections with particularly old galvanized pipes. The replacement is the rst step in addressing what has been identi ed as the No. 1 source of problems with discoloration and sentiment in water coming from taps pipes in the water distribution system that are 5070 years old. The city is totally committed to xing the water, said city manager Charlie Weston. That is our number one priority. Work will begin in Byrd Alley, which sits between Monument and U.S. Highway 98 between 11th and 16th Streets. This where we think we will have the most immediate impact, said Clay Smallwood of Preble Rish Engineers. There will be minor inconveniences as the work progresses throughout the city proper over the next year. There may be minor traf c delays as traf c ows are altered as pipe is replaced. There is also the potential for brief interruptions in water measured in minutes rather than hours, Smallwood noted as new pipes are attached to meters. We are trying to be proactive to get it done and proactive on people being aware of what we are doing, Weston said. Check back to The Star or www.star .com for updates on where pipe replacement work is moving in the coming weeks and months. This is the rst of three phases of water distribution pipe replacement the city will undertake in the next few years. The city is already working with the State Revolving Fund on the second phase, scheduled to begin next year, which would complete most residential areas of the city. The third phase, which will involve sewer and water, will focus on the commercial district in town. Water pipe replacement work begins next week By Tim Croft Star News Editor A Wewahitchka woman was killed in a single car accident just before midnight last Thursday. Heidi Nicole Wiley, 28, was traveling south on State Highway 71 near Canopy Road in the Honeyville area on the north end of the county when the vehicle she was driving left the road. According to the Gulf County Sheriffs Of ce, Wiley apparently overcorrected and the vehicle rolled at least once, clipped a telephone pole and ended up on its roof. Wiley, who was not wearing a seat belt, was pronounced dead at the scene. She is the third person killed on Gulf County roads in less than two weeks. County women killed in single car accident See HELP A5 Photos by VALERIE GARMAN | The Star Health Department workers transport coolers full of M&Ms in a drill designed to prepare for a pandemic outbreak of u. By Valerie Garman the community by staff members, the population in the event of pubHealth Department tests emergency response, works toward accreditation Members of the operations team track the movement of the vaccines to the two different points of distribution in the community. See TESTS A5 Lions Club retires hospital pledge B1, A4 Opinion ....................................... A4 Outdoors ..................................... A6 Sports ........................................... A7 School News ................................ B3 Faith ............................................. B4-B5 Obituaries .................................... B5 Classi eds .................................... B6-B7 There can be no assurance that all de ciencies, signi cant de ciencies or material weaknesses were identi ed. Audit Report

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Local A2 | The Star Thursday, February 9, 2012 By Valerie Garman Star Staff Writer If you visit Richard Logan, hell tell you hes not dying today, but maybe tomorrow. Hell tell you hes 94 and suffering from congestive heart failure and last week, was told that he might not live much longer, that theres nothing the doctors can do to help anymore, and that he was almost dead last Sunday. Hell ask you if he looks like somebody whos dying as he raises his glass and sips his wine from a straw. Youll look at him and think yes, but still tell him no. Hell tell you hes vowed to not spend his last days in mourning. In his own words, Im not gonna mourn, Im gonna party. He plans on spending his last days talking, sharing stories and reliving experiences. He wants to gather his friends, drink some wine and maybe eat his favorite food, Oysters Rockefeller. Hell tell you that instead of wasting time being depressed after he heard the news, he instead called his friends and invited them over for a drink. How many people do you know that are about to die call up all the people they know and say, hey, lets have a drink, Logan asked. Hell tell you hes writing a book about his life, that he has seven un nished chapters and could probably write 30 more if he needed to. Its a book that he understands might never be nished. Hell ask his caregiver to go nd the manuscript and the caregiver will come back with a few scattered pages, out of order with some Weems Medical Center East provides primary care services, urgent care services and rotating specialty care services. Ofce hours are 8a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Call 850-697-2345 for an appointment today! Walk-ins are welcome. Our mission is to improve the health status of the residents and visitors to Franklin County, by providing quality, compassionate, cost effective and convenient health care through community leadership and in collaboration with other healthcare organizations which serve our communities. Join us Friday, February 10, 2012 at 5:30pm for a discussion on Menopause to be hosted by Terrie Tullos, ARNP-C from North Fl Womens Care. Celebrating a life as the end nears Im not gonna mourn, Im gonna party. Richard Logan VALERIE GARMAN | The Star Although Richard Logan has given away many of his possessions, a portrait of himself at age 4 still hangs on the wall at his home in Port St. Joe. At top Richard Logan holds a pin-up photo he took during the Vietnam-era. See CELEBRATING A3

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Local The Star| A3 Thursday, February 9, 2012 Valentines Day Menu Sunset Rainbow Garden Salad Lobster and Crab Stuffed Mushrooms with a Champagne Cream Sauce Grilled Filet Mignon with a Tarragon, Rose Butter Florette Lovers Red Velvet Cupcakes with a Crme Cheese Icing 850.227.7900 Reservations Recommended For your Dining Pleasure SUN S ET SPECIAL DINNER FOR THE ENTIRE W EE K Reservations Recommended 850.227.7900 Reservations Recommended Overlooking Romantic St. Joe Bay The Sun Sets at 6:30 PM on Valentines Day dbutler@coastalcoverage.com Locally owned and operated Home Business Auto Health Workers Comp duplicates, and titled Age 94Too old to write? By Richard H. Logan. Hell tell you hes a World War II veteran, a journalist, an editor, a teacher and a photographer. Hell tell you many of his accomplishments have occurred by accident: his professional photography career, becoming a journalism professor and a writer and publishing his rst book were all accidents. With that, hell share with you his life story, not chronologically, but as snapshots in time, moving on to the next memory as quickly as the one before exited his mind. Hell tell you last week wasnt the rst time hes been told his time was short. In July of 1944, when he was serving in the U.S. Army Air Corps, three military doctors told Logan he wouldnt live more than a year. Sixty-seven years later, hes still here. Hell tell you hes visited more than 70 countries, often as an honorary guest of the government, and that he and his wife were once in Taiwan and Egypt. If youre lucky, hell share his old photographs with you. He began his professional career as a self-taught photographer, but later studied photography at the University of Denver, the Fred Archer School of Photography in Los Angeles and the Winoa School of Photography. He also received a Ph.D. from the University of Southern Mississippi, where he taught as an assistant journalism professor. He later taught journalism at Southwest Texas State College. Hes had nearly every type of photography job in the business hes operated professional photographic studios, worked as a photographer for publishing companies and newspapers and even owned his own advertising and industrial photography agency. His book, Elements of Photo Reporting, written by accident of course, was reviewed by the New York Times. He has kept most of his old photographs led in a dusty case. They are printed in black and white on large, stiff poster board. There are portraits of old students, pin-ups from the s and s, scenes from Death Valley and the Yucatan Peninsula, structural photos of hardware and machinery from his time in the service, and one of a perched mountain jay. The pinup photos will prompt him to talk about his younger years, which he spent drinking and chasing girls, or rather as he will tell you, the girls chased him. I wasnt going out trying to put the make on them, they were trying to put the make on me, he said. Hell share with you his mottos I had seven beers with the wrong woman, and, let the good times roll. Most of his possessions have been given away to friends and to Faiths Thrift Hut, a building he purchased and donated to the St. Joseph Bay Humane Society and named after his wife, Faith. Hes kept his framed awards on the wall from the Professional Photographers of America as well as some of his carpentry pieces and a portrait of himself when he was only 4 years old. He has also arranged to donate his house on Garrison Avenue to the church across the street once he and his wife pass. Hell tell you about the many problems with women hes had in his life. Hes been married three times, and one of those marriages lasted only four days. Hes been married to his wife, Faith, for 61 years now. Faith sat next to him last week and never spoke a word. She is 92 and suffers from dementia. Her caregiver, Scott Todd, said she does really well, but most of the time shes not there. Logan has arranged for her to remain living at home with her caregiver after he passes. Hell tell her I still love you, dear, as he re ects on their 61 years of marriage. Other than Faith, he has no family. Hell tell you hes lived his life with no regrets. Why would I have any regrets? hell ask. We all have to go to heaven sometime, Logan said. So what are you gonna do? Are you gonna mourn? Hell tell you hes had a good life. DR. RICHARD H. LOGAN III. Why would I have any regrets? We all have to go to heaven sometime. Richard Logan CELEBRATING from page A2

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Thursday, February 9, 2012 Opinion A4 | The Star Somewhere around the 17th century, the Knave in a deck of playing cards became the Jack. The Knave cards carried a Kn in the corner and could be mistaken for a King. A knave would never be mistaken for a king. Except in the case of my Knave of Hearts, he might be mistaken for a King. A knave is an unprincipled, crafty fellow. I know one, he lives in my house. This Knave of Hearts sleeps in my bed (with my wife), lounges on my sofa, watches my television and eats my food. Does that sound unprincipled and crafty? Does he sound like a king? Sounds like my problem, doesnt it? Maybe it is. It doesnt stop there. When Im gone, he trashes my house and my yard and sits and watches as someone else cleans it up. Knaves are described as rascally and sometimes as hounds. My knave is of course Doolittle, my oversized poodle who is now pushing 90 pounds. He is in his 20s in human years. This might explain his raiding of the pantry and trash. Anytime he and his miniature sister are left at home alone for a few hours they have a heyday. Recently, we came home to nd uncooked noodles, coffee, bread wrappers, trash bags and fruit on the oor throughout the house. This is upsetting, but life goes on. It happens frequently if we leave the pantry open or forget to take out the trash. My youngest daughter says it is just their way of coping. What is it that Doolittle has to cope with? He gets all of the food he can eat, water he can drink, television he can watch, a expensive mattress and a big yard. Its the loneliness. He needs us around, dogs are like that. Sometimes I think he needs me so that he can revel in the kingdom we have created for him. You know kind of throw it up in my face. Thats OK. Doolittle continues to meet me at the door and love on me and listen when I talk to him. Wow, he deserves something for Valentines Day. Being lonely on Valentines Day can be very difcult, I know that. My Daddys birthday was Valentines Day, and it was always difcult on my Mama. They went to eat at the same place every year and she continued to do so after he passed away. Hopefully, they have a Red Lobster in heaven. Then there are folks who just dont have a signicant other on Valentines. Some handle it well and others nd it hard. I enjoy reading the online version of the local college newspaper The Flat Hat. The writer at the paper gave Nine simple ways to elude loneliness on Valentines Day. The rst two were both Run Away. I think they were to different places, but it was funny. Can you run away from loneliness? Is loneliness a location? No. I think you take it with you. Logically, you cant run away from it. Loneliness is not necessarily being alone, its feeling alone. You could tear up the house like Doolittle does, it just causes a mess and most folks dont have someone to clean it up. What is the solution? You could invent someone in your head, like an imaginary friend or love. However, this doesnt work out so well. They cant really come out and play. Maybe they can if you have a really good imagination; people would be really concerned about you though. The solution? Rather than run away, you should run to. Run to your friend or friends, relatives and your pets. They are all good Valentines. Doolittle will lick your face, if you are into such things. I wouldnt recommend it; Ive seen what he eats and other things he does. Whether or not you have somebody to spend Valentines Day/night with, nd someone else share your love. Call a friend that you know who might be lonely, call your Mama and Daddy if you can and share your love. There is nothing like a Valentines card or heart cut of red construction paper or a rose made out of pipe cleaners, especially from a child. Tell lots of people you love them and if you have one that is really special, by all means get her/him something. A card, owers, candy, pearls, diamonds or a pipe cleaner rose. Its the thought combined with the I love you. If your Valentine is a dog like Doolittle, you are not supposed to feed them chocolate. Doolittle has polished off two bags of Halloween candy bars before, hes ne. Hes still a knave, but hes ne. Happy Valentines Day! Come see me at www. CranksMyTractor.com. Tommy Lake saw the eye rolls, the sideway looks, the sly smiles. He was going to have his surgery where? In Port St. Joe at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf? Not Panama City or Gainesville or Dothan? Was he, in short, out of his mind? When I told people I was going to have major surgery here, I got plenty of people asking me why I was going to do that, Lake said. But the experience was above my expectations. The experience that sent Lake to Sacred Heart had lingered for a time. Lake has gastrointestinal issues and the bouts of pain could be debilitating. One of those recent bouts sent him to the Sacred Heart emergency room. They could see when I came in the door I was in a lot of pain, Lake said, adding that volunteers and medical staff got him situated and comfortable immediately, telling him the paperwork could wait. The service was exceptional. The people were exceptional. They took good care of me and diagnosed the problems. In a short time, he was seeing Dr. Richard Brunner, the general practice physician who has worked at Sacred Heart for much of the two years it has been open. The need for immediate surgery was diagnosed. Lake had his choice it turned out to be as easy as a handshake. I believed in the hospital, I believed in Dr. Brunner and I believed in the staff, Lake said. And it was one of those things, not only did I have condence in the staff, but the logistics of being in Gainesville, with three small children and a business I had to keep going this was perfect. But as he discussed his upcoming surgery with friends and folks around town, well, the response was akin to wondering if he needed a CT scan of his brain rather than gastrointestinal surgery. I told them I am thinking of doing it here and they wondered what I was thinking, but it is right down the street from my house, I have condence in the staff and the doctor, Lake said. I am going to a new, clean hospital. It seemed right. Surgery went well as did his few days of recovery in the hospital prior to his release. They treated me like gold, Lake said. By about a day or so into it I felt like I was with family. Having that comfort makes you condent. I would barely reach for the button to ask for help and they were there literally on the spot. My family was treated like gold. The bottom line is I felt like I was being treated by family. That is pretty wonderful. As he looks back and considers his decision, Lake wonders why there was ever any doubt in his or anyone elses mind. Sacred Heart on the Gulf, for Lake, was home, literally. After the fact I am even more glad I did it there than before, Lake said. I am glad (the hospital) is there. I would recommend it to anyone who would need the services they offer there. As the hospital nears its twoyear anniversary next month, those services continue to grow, as the hospital formally dedicated a new womens center last month and accepted signicant donations toward a new cardiopulmonary unit. That growth, Dr. Henry Roberts, president of the Sacred Heart Foundation, is fueled by the community and by commitments such as the one the Port St. Joe Lions Club just completed ve years early. (See related story on Page B1) Success in fundraising efforts, particularly the annual Sportsmans Banquet, allowed the Lions Club to ofcially retire its 10-year, $50,000 pledge to the hospital last month, ve years ahead of schedule. I think that kind of thing is the local community saying thank you, Roberts said this week where he was, as usual, on the road on Foundation business. It is saying thank you for believing in us, sticking with us, doing what you said you would do. It is afrmation from the community saying thank you for following through on your commitment, so we are following through on ours. Roberts noted that commitment has dened the partnership between hospital and community from the outset. St. Joe Company donated some $7 million worth of land and upfront costs while the community raised another $3 million in private donations. As was stated in this column ve years ago after a trip to the Sacred Heart Hospital in Destin; that facility is dened by plaques that line hallways and stand guard outside rooms and attest to the communitys contribution to the hospital. No different on the Gulf. Observe the plaques around that hospital, be greeted by the warm friendly smiles of the volunteers and staff that are the rst impression of that beautiful facility and there is little doubt it is a community hospital, a home. As we raised money, we could do the kind of things we wanted to do, Roberts said, adding that money raised in the community is leveraged through Ascension Health, the parent company of Sacred Heart on a 3:1 or 4:1 ratio. Having the Lions Club step up as they did means we are able to do what we want to do sooner. For instance, look at the digital mammography and bone density equipment we were able to get through the health department and by leveraging donations from the community, Roberts said. To have that for the community was huge for us. For one proud Lion Club member, Lake, and so many others who have had lives saved and changed by a facility that has grown over the past two years, Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf is also huge. A huge collaboration of community and health care provider at a time of great economic upheaval. Sacred Heart, Port St. Joe, Gulf County you done good. That facility turning two in a few weeks is a testament, and celebration, of you. I wonder what Pam said? Keyboard KLATTERINGS The Knave of hearts Im glad it is there TIM CROFT Star news editor I was a little suspicious of the whole Valentine charade as far back as the rst grade. Miss Carolyn Blades insisted we buy each student in the class a Valentine card. It wasnt the money. Shucks, you could buy a cellophane sack full of them up at Mr. James Williams Ben Franklin Store for fty cents. I just felt a little uneasy handing Bob Edwards and Buddy Wiggleton a red shaped heart that said Be Mine Forever! We repeated this scene in Miss Dorothy Booths second grade class. Miss Belle Alexander in the third grade was just as excited as her predecessors over this exchange of cards phenomenon. A blind man could see a pattern developing here. And I was beginning to take on a healthy dislike for the middle of February. Vicki Fields could out run me in elementary school. Shed chase me down and beat on me at recess. And then, with the sweetest smile, shed lay that Youre My Valentine card on my desk. We should have been reading Sigmund Freud instead of jumping mud puddles with Dick, Jane and Spot! By junior high I was beginning to see a little promise in this holiday that pushed love and devotion to the forefront. We had discovered that candy could be substituted for cards. I wish someone had told Miss Carolyn that! We experienced the amazing goodness of a box of chocolates years before Forrest Gump came along. And, of course, by this time in my development, when I looked over my shoulder and saw Vicki closing in, I slowed down just a little bit. I wish you guys could have seen Jane Hill our sophomore year in high school. What a knockout! She had the prettiest smile and the darkest eyes and the best looking hair and the neatest walk. It was rather strange. We had been going to school together for ten years. I dont know what all of a sudden changed her! She sure didnt look like this in Miss Belles class, I guarantee you that! That little fat guy with the wings and bow and arrow had shot me right in the heart! Problem was, he had apparently missed Jane. I spent Christmas vacation shooting basketballs up at the gym with Deake Bradley and David Paschall and devising a plan to get Jane to notice me. I couldnt just walk right up to her and tell her how I felt. Oh man, shed laugh for sure! Leon could give me some good advice but I was too embarrassed to broach the subject with him. Same with my parents. Janes locker was just down the hall from mine but I couldnt think of anything intelligent to say to her. Why didnt I write a special note on those Valentine Cards I kept laying on her desk for all those many years! She stopped me at lunch one day to ask about a math assignment, I gave her the page numbers and tried to seize the moment but my mouth quit working. I stuttered and oundered and stared at the cafeteria tile. What a klutz! We both played basketball. On the out of town games the boys and girls team would ride the same bus. It was very quiet and the coaches kept us separated on the ride over but if both teams won we could mix and mingle on the ride back. I would seek Jane out, but shed be sitting with Betsy Dinwiddie or Ann Carol MaCaleb she didnt even know that I existed! Im telling you, nding the right Valentine wasnt as easy as them cards down at the Ben Franklin Store made it seem! I took a job at Janes fathers DX Service Station hoping to impress her. I pumped gas, changed oil, pulled those big tractor tires off by hand, burned holes in my shirt gluing hot Camel patches on inner tubes and wiped enough wind shields to qualify for the Windex Hall of Fame and Jane never showed up one time! If I could have gotten my hands on that little winged fat guy I would have drowned him in the water trough out back we used to nd holes in deated tubes! Pam Collins was Janes best friend. They lived practically next door to each other over on Paris Avenue. Ricky Hale was Pams rst cousin. A plan was beginning to form. I wanted to ask Jane to the Valentines dinner at the church. But I needed to know what she was going to say BEFORE I approached her. Rick, Im kinda, thinking, maybe, uh, uh, of taking Jane to the Valentine party. Would you ask Pam to talk to Jane and see what she would think of me asking her out? Ricky didnt look surprised or startled at all. Janes too skinny. Why would you want to go with her? It was the rst ght Ricky and I had had since those pillow free-for-alls back in kindergarten. I had him in a headlock and was trying to twist his neck around backwards when he agreed to talk to Pam. I have no idea what Pam said to Jane. I could only imagine. I saw Jane rst thing Monday morning beside her locker and I turned eight shades of red. I bolted down to English class without a word to anyone. There wasnt enough cards, candy or owers in the world to straighten this mess out. I was right about Valentines Day back in the rst grade! The whole thing is a sham! I wish this oor would just open up and swallow me. Ive made a fool out of myself over a silly gi Good morning, Kes, Jane accented the greeting with a slight pat on my shoulder as she headed toward her seat. You know, I could be wrong about this Valentine gig. Respectfully, Kes HUNKER DOWN Kesley Colbert USPS 518-880 Published every Thursday at 135 W. U.S. 98 Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Publisher: Rick Martin Editor: Tim Croft POSTMASTER: Send address change to: The Star P.O. Box 308 Port St. Joe, FL 32457-0308 Phone 850-227-1278 PERIODICAL RATE POSTAGE PAID AT PORT ST. JOE, FL 32457 WEEKLY PUBLISHING SUBSCRIPTIONS PAYABLE IN ADVANCE IN COUNTY $24.15 year $15.75 six months OUT OF COUNTY $34.65 year $21 six months Home delivery subscribers may be charged a higher rate for holiday editons. TO ALL ADVERTISERS In case of error or omissions in advertisements, the publishers do not hold themselves liable for damage further than the amount received for such advertisement. The spoken word is given scant attention; the printed word is thoughtfully weighed. The spoken word barely asserts; the printed word thoroughly convinces. The spoken word is lost; the printed word remains. Circulation:1-800-345-8688 CRANKS MY TRACTOR BN Heard

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Local The Star| A5 Thursday, February 9, 2012 WEEKLY ALMANAC ST.JO SE PH B AY AP ALAC HI C O LA B AY W ES T PASS TI DE T ABLES M O N TH LY AVERAGES To nd the tides of the following areas, subtract the indicated times from these given for APALACHICOLA: HIGH LOW Cat P oint Minus 0:40 Minus 1:17 East P ass Minus 0:27 Minus 0:27 To nd the tides of the following areas, subtract the indicated times from those given for CARRABELLE: HIGH LOW Bald P oint Minus 9:16 Minus 0:03 Sponsor the WEEKLY ALMANAC Call T oday! 227-7847 Date H igh Low % P recip T hu, Feb 9 68 43 20 % Fri, Feb 10 67 51 20 % Sat, Feb 11 63 40 20 % Sun, Feb 12 58 41 10 % Mon, Feb 13 62 50 10 % T ues, Feb 14 70 56 30 % Wed, Feb 15 72 57 30 % AUDIT from page A1 signed. County commission ers had noted during several recent meetings they had uncovered more than $200,000 worth of TDC marketing business secured by Kerigan Mar keting. The audit puts the number at more than twice that. The TDC also received money from BP as part of its fine payments due to the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. The audit ques tions whether some ex penditures were proper under the guidelines set forth in a Memorandum of Understanding between the county and BP. Finally, in the matter of compliance, the audit found that some per diem travel expenses were re quested that exceeded the allowed amount. The audit also took the TDC to task for its dis bursement of Marketing Grants for local events. Such grants, the audit report noted, require an application with detailed information pertaining to the economic benefit to the county, impact on tourism, etc. and subsequent docu mentation must include the turnout for the event, proof of advertising and if goals were met, etc. The TDC budgeted $60,000 in sponsorship grants for the fiscal year ended Sept. 30, 2011, but authorized $102,300 in sponsorship grants. Those grants were initially paid without the required doc umentation or account ability detail on use of the money, the audit detailed. Some grants went to for-profit organizations, a violation of the grant pro cess which requires only non-profits are eligible. In one case, a $15,000 sponsorship grant went to a for-profit company in which a TDC board mem ber had a financial inter est. This grant was not awarded by a vote of the board, but was approved by Tim Kerigan. Some of those grant funds were also paid with BP money. The audit re port questioned whether some of those grant mon ies were awarded outside the parameters of the MOU between the county and BP. The audit report also lists a series of mate rial weaknesses, a defi ciency, or combination of deficiencies, in internal control such that there is a reasonable possibil ity of material misstate ment concerning financial statements. They included that TDC personnel were un familiar with county ordi nances and state laws that govern the operations of a TDC: the TDC board did not exercise oversight re sponsibility over expendi tures from the TDC Trust Fund; disbursements from the TDC did not comply with county purchasing policies, circumventing controls established by policies from the Clerk of Courts office in its role as county Comptroller; in ternal control procedures were not followed and de ficiencies not acted upon in a timely fashion by the BOCC; Tim Kerigan au thorized and approved ex penditures without TDC board approval; and Kerig an also approved invoices for payment that were not in compliance with county purchasing policies. A significant deficiency, or combination, is noted as less severe than a ma terial weakness, but the auditors believed several important to merit atten tion. First, the county had not updated the ordinance authorizing the establish ment of the Tourist Devel opment Tax and Council since 1998. No mecha nism exists to review and update the ordinance as operating changes merit. Also, certain expense reports for travel were approved by county ad ministration that were not properly completed and did not contain all re quired documentation. This report validates my initial concern that fiscal oversight and sound judgment was not there, Williams said. Williams and Commissioner Ward McDaniel in particular have been outspoken ly critical the past few months about how the TDC and its executive director were doing busi ness. He noted that a series of checks and balances should be in place to en sure adherence to proper governance of the TDC, from the executive direc tor to the TDC board to the BOCC to the Clerk of Courts. The checks and bal ances with this individual (Tim Kerigan) were not followed, Williams said. I want each commis sioner to discuss these findings with Don Butler so they fully understand what has been going on. This is a culture that has been allowed to exist far too long. Williams said he would ask the countys legal and financial teams to exam ine the audit report find ings and address with the proper outside parties the FDLE or BP task force questions raised in the audit. While acknowledging he was just one vote and all commissioners had yet to see the audit report, Williams suggested that he would ask all current TDC board members to resign immediately and re-apply, starting a clean slate. And he said the actions of Tim Kerigan had risen to a level where signifi cant discipline, be it sus pension or termination, was warranted. TESTS from page A1 health departments pub lic information ofcer. This lets us prepare for anything. Each of the 15 partici pating staff members wore reective vests relaying their position in the exer cise and carried a walkietalkie for constant team communication. Voices over the radio channeled the exact move ment of the vaccines, from the arrival of the package to the transport to the two points of distribution at the Gulf County Senior Citi zens building and Port St. Joe Elementary School. Ortiz said the exercise results will help the de partment draw up a nal emergency operations plan, with this particular plan moving towards Proj ect Public Health Ready (PPHR) accreditation. The state PPHR ac creditation recognizes county health departments as prepared to respond to all health hazards the community might face. PPHR is a partnership program between the Flor ida Department of Health, the National Association of County and City Health Of cials and the Center for Disease Control and Pre vention. Florida was the rst state to coordinate the national program on a statewide level. Here, were working toward a particular accred itation, Ortiz said. We will go through a series of exer cises and eventually con struct a (nal emergency operations) plan. We al ways have a current plan, but we update frequently. Currently, 33 counties in Florida are recognized through PPHR and Gulf County hopes to soon join the list. We try to exercise more than once a year, said health department administrator Marsha Lin deman, who was the inci dent commander of the ex ercise. This is an internal exercise testing the staffs ability to function and to communicate successfully with each other. Lindeman said al though the exercise was internal, it was also com municated to the Gulf County Sheriffs Ofce and Gulf County Emergency Operations Center. In the next exercise, Lindeman said external county de partments will be directly involved. Its important that we dont let our guard down, Lindeman said. Lindeman said be cause of these types of exercises the department was equipped to success fully handle 2009s H1N1 outbreak by establishing points of distribution for vaccines throughout the community. The real challenge of todays exercise is to maintain the temperature of this fragile vaccine, said Lindeman, who noted that the vaccines are use less if the temperature is not controlled. During the exercise, both vaccine packages were delivered to their distribution sites with temperatures successfully maintained. Lindeman said that while the community typi cally associates the health department as a provider of health services, they also must be equipped to handle any public health emergency. We are also public health responders, Lin deman said. Were here to ensure the safety of this community. HELP from page A1 For several weeks after contacting the Gulf County Sheriffs Ofce, the fam ily distributed and posted posters with her smiling face, urging anyone with knowledge of her possible whereabouts to contact the family or authorities. On a sunny, but oh so grim March 3, 2009, Mary Thomas body was found, within shouting distance of her home. She was not clothed, was wrapped in plastic sheeting and left in the woods roughly 40 yards from the paving of Avenue A. Authorities are asking again anybody with any knowledge of how Mary Thomas met her demise and was discarded as no human should be on the side of the road to please come forward. Weve been to A to Z and back and talked to ev erybody, said Sheriff Joe Nugent. We believe there is somebody in the com munity who holds the key to this. Nugent said investiga tors had honed in on two suspects early on. They remain suspects. There are no people of interest here, these are suspects, Nugent said. The two have been inter viewed and been less than forthcoming, Nugent said. The case has gone cold. And with the third-year an niversary of Thomas death approaching, Nugent is try ing to apply some heat. The family, he noted, is deeply frustrated by the lack of progress in the case. That was evident last year during a sentencing in a bank robbery case that in volved a young man related to Thomas and her sister. After the sentencing the sister publicly expressed her deep disappointment with losing a young man to prison while those respon sible for the callous way her sister died and was dis posed of remained at large, directing a loud complaint toward Nugent in the court room. This week, Nugent said someone in the community knows how Mary Thomas came to be in those woods, alone, wrapped in plastic and it is time for that per son to come forward and provide the family some closure. Anybody with any infor mation pertaining to the disappearance and death of Mary Thomas is encour aged to call Crimestoppers at 785-TIPS, the Gulf County Sheriffs Ofce at 227-1115 or the Port St. Joe Police Department at 227-1414. We just need that one piece of evidence to solve this, Nugent said, adding that any tipster will remain anonymous. They just need the tip, Nugent said. This report validates my initial concern that scal oversight and sound judgment was not there Bill Williams BOCC Chair Commissioner ........................................ ...............

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E-mail outdoors news to tcroft@ star .com O UTDOORS www.starfl.com Section Section A Corner of Marina Drive, Port St. Joe, FL (next to Piggly Wiggly) www.BWOsh.com Your Hunting Headquarters Corner of Marina Drive, (next to Piggly Wiggly) Your Hunting Headquarters Corner of Marina Drive, (next to Piggly Wiggly) Your Hunting Headquarters REG $1149. 99 SALE $849. 99 REG $1149. 99 REG $1149. 99 SIG SAUE R C3 1911 C O MPA C T Features C R IMP SO N TR A C E L A S E R GR IP S SIG SAUE R C3 1911 C R C3 1911 C R O MPA C T SIG SAUE R C3 1911 C R C3 1911 C R O MPA C T BWO Exclusive GET T H EM W H ILE Y OU CAN! SALE $849. WOW! WOW! Thursday, February 9, 2012 By Valerie Garman Star Staff Writer This turtle is a seasoned traveler. After riding the Gulf Stream thousands of miles to the Netherlands, hitching a ride to Portugal, and boarding a plane to Sarasota, the Forgotten Coast is set to be the next stop on this travelers nearly 5,000-mile journey. The rare Kemps Ridley sea turtle was found stranded on a beach in the Netherlands in 2008, far from his natural habitat. Marine experts believe the turtle was cold-stunned and swept up in the powerful Gulf Stream. Rescuers from the Netherlands named him Johnny, although the sex is unclear, and transported him to Portugal for rehabilitation and later to Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota for further recovery. Johnny was released into the Gulf of Mexico in Sarasota off Lido Key on Dec. 27, equipped with a high-tech satellite tracker to reveal the breeding and feeding grounds in the Gulf of Mexico. Rick Harris has tracked Johnnys every move since his release in December. He and his wife often joked about Johnny making a trip up to Cape San Blas where the Chattanooga couple own a vacation home, and now it would appear a reality. As he progressed up the coast we jokingly would say Oh hes headed our way, Harris said. Weve got to go out and welcome him and say Hey, you should stick around. Harris and his wife have been vacationing at the Cape since 1987 and have become fascinated with the sea turtle nesting habits. He said they feel blessed to have an area that is still turtle friendly. You cant be out at the Cape without admiring the areas wildlife, Harris said. After reading Johnnys story of survival and release, which made national news in December, Harris immediately signed up to receive daily email updates chronicling the turtles movements. He has delighted in watching Johnny swim up the Florida Gulf Coast, inching closer and closer to the Cape. The turtle now appears to be hanging out in the Gulf waters off the coast of St. Vincent Island. Harris is certain Johnny will pass by the Cape sometime this week and wishes he could be there to greet him as he passes. At this age, these turtles are supposed to be in the Gulf of Mexico, said Hayley Rutger, public relations coordinator for the Mote Marine Laboratory. Every single one of them is important. Theyre one of the rarest species (of sea turtles). Rutger said Johnnys situation was as rare as his species. He was found stranded in the Netherlands cold and in bad shape and very unhealthy looking, Rutger said. We had to get special permission to get him into the U.S. We were a good place because we could treat him and tag him. We have the science and the hospital here together. It gives us a chance to monitor him afterward. Mote is one of the few facilities with permission to satellite track rehabilitated sea turtles. Its something Mote does quite often, Rutger said. Since 2005, weve been satellite tagging these turtles. Its really important because you want to know where their crucial habitat is. The Mote Marine Laboratorys sea turtle rehabilitation hospital has treated nearly 400 turtles since 1995. Ninety ve percent of Kemps Ridley nesting occurs in Rancho Nuevo, Mexico, and the turtles have also been known to occasionally nest in Veracruz, Mexico and Texas. Rutger said Johnnys trek up the coastline is a demonstration of homing behavior, an instinctual ability turtles have to return to speci c areas when they are displaced from it. As far as anybody can say, its a normal track, Rutger said. He seems to be going to where the others are. Rutger said Kemps Ridley turtles are known to hang out in the shallow waters of the northern Gulf of Mexico along the continental margin. Its a little late in the year for them to be moving, Rutger said. But it seems like hes heading where he needs to be. To follow Johnnys movements as he continues to move closer to our area visit www.seaturtle.org/tracking/ ?tag_id=113650. Page 6 By Trish Petrie The new year gives us an opportunity to re ect on what occurred during the past year on St. Vincent Island. It was a busy year for the turtles, a courting year for the wolves, and a good harvest year for the managed hunts. Federal funding cuts make it even more important for St. Vincent Island to have local supporters and volunteers to help be the caretakers of this unique wildlife refuge. The Supporters group is currently preparing for the annual meeting in February and the open house on the island in March. We hope to expand our Supporters group and our volunteers and have the pleasure of introducing St. Vincent Island to more of the local population. The Supporters Group of St. Vincent Island NWR will be holding its annual meeting from 1-4 p.m. ET on Sunday, Feb. 26 at the St. Joseph Peninsula Bay Buffer Preserve on County 30A. This is a wonderful time to join this dedicated group. The Buffer Preserve is 4.5 miles south of the junction off U.S. Highway 98 and County 30-A and ve miles north of the Indian Pass Raw Bar. The guest speaker will be Dr. James J. OBrien, Professor of Meteorology and Oceanography at Florida State University. He will discuss the effects of climate change across Florida, review the latest ideas about hurricane patterns, and give a hint about future predictions. He will also discuss the rising sea level and how El Nino and La Nina affect our Florida weather. Lunch will be provided by Paul Gant. Memberships to the Supporters of St. Vincent NWR will be sold at the door $15 for individuals and $20 for families. The nal count of turtle nests on St. Vincent in 2011 was 53 and those nests yielded 2,375 hatchlings. There were seven additional nests which were inundated and/ or washed away. This year also had the rst recorded green sea turtle nest on the island. The green turtle is much larger than the loggerheads that traditionally nest on the island. The Adopt-ANest program had about 15 participants and it will be offered again this spring. Proceeds from adoptions are used to help fund the sea turtle patrol activities. Florida Fish and Wildlife has reported a decrease in the number of nests on Cape San Blas. This decline may be the reason that the number of turtle nests on St. Vincent Island is increasing. These numbers will continue to be monitored. There are three managed hunts each hunting season on St. Vincent Island. The November hunt (Nov. 17-19) is an archery hunt and 63 hunters harvested 11 Whitetailed deer (four bucks and seven does) and ve feral hogs. The Sambar deer hunt took place on Dec. 1-3 with 103 hunters participating. Six Sambar deer were harvested four stags and two hinds along with six feral hogs. The January hunt (Jan. 19-21) a primitive weapon hunt (muzzle loader and bow) had 134 hunters participating. They harvested 27 white-tailed deer and 24 hogs. The Open House is the most popular event held on St. Vincent Island. Mark your calendars for Friday, March 30. The Open House begins at 9 a.m. (EST) and concludes at 4 p.m. The event is free of charge and you do not have to be a member of the Supporters Group to attend. The event includes exhibits, nature hikes, lectures, live music, wagon tours of the island, and snacks. Free transportation to and from the island will be provided by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The monthly island tours are once again taking reservations. All tours are on the second Wednesday of each month. The dates available before the summer break are March 14, April 11, and May 9. Our enhanced website will give you a lot of details about the tours plus a convenient place to sign up. Just click on Island Tour Sign Up. The tour is free, but participants must make a reservation on the web @ www.stvincentfriends.com and seats are lled on a rst come, rst served basis. There is a small charge for boat transportation to and from the island. Bring everything you need, including drinking water and leave only your footprints behind. This monthly column is provided by the Supporters of St. Vincent Island National Wildlife Refuge. Please visit our web page for more information and volunteer opportunities www.stvincentfriends.com and never miss an opportunity to visit St. Vincent Island. Following the trek of Turtle Johnny COURTESY OF DEBBIE HOOPER AT JOEBAY.COM St. Vincent Island PHOTO COURTESY OF MOTE MARINE LABORATORY, SARASOTA, FLA. Medical coordinator Lynne Byrd, left, and Dr. Tony Tucker, manager of Mote Marine Laboratorys Sea Turtle Conservation and Research, released Johnny, a rare Kemps ridley sea turtle, into the Gulf of Mexico on December of 2011. Johnny was rehabilitated at Mote Marine Laboratory after washing ashore in the Netherlands in 2008. Data from Johnnys tracking transmitter shows that he has made his way to the Forgotten Coast. Johnnys satellite tracker allows researchers to track his movements. BIRDS-EYE VIEW FROM ST. VINCENT ISLAND First recorded green sea turtle nest found on the Island Freshwater Inshore Believe it or not, the Spanish mackerel have been showing up on the beaches and in the St. Joe Marina. Most of the sh are small; however, some 20-inch sh have been reported. Silver spoons and Got-cha lures will produce Spanish and also anything else that swims. Trout invaded the marina last week also. Gulp and jigs will put you in the game! Unusually warm weather and water temps have improved the freshwater bite. Good reports from Depot Creek have been the talk of the town. Good sized crappie and shellcraker with an occasional cat sh have all been reported. No good word from Howard Creek or the big river this week. SPONSORED BY

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PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA SP O RTS www.starfl.com A Section Thursday, February 9, 2012 Star Staff Report The Port St. Joe High School Lady Shark softball team competed in a fourteam preseason classic in Sneads last Saturday. In the rst game the Lady Sharks lost to the host team 11-1. Port St. Joe bounced back to beat Blountstown 6-0 in the second game. Stephanie Brinkmeier and MaKayla Ramsey pitched the two games, respectively. Being a pre-season classic, we played a lot of players and played them in different positions to see what positions would best suit the team, Coach Belin said. We found some areas we were strong in and areas that needed some work. Overall we are very pleased with what we saw. The junior varsity will play at North Bay Haven Charter tonight at 5 p.m. ET and again Saturday in a junior varsity roundrobin with Blountstown and Franklin County. Games begin at 1 p.m. ET. The Lady Shark varsity will open their season Thursday, Feb. 16, at home against Blountstown. Come out and support the Lady Sharks as the 2012 softball season begins. By Tim Croft Star News Editor The Port St. Joe High School soccer program has made huge strides in the ve years Coach Gary Hindley has been at the school. Playoff berths for both boys and girls have become an annual rite of the postseason the boys twice making it to the region nals before falling to Lafayette in the quarter nals this year.. The rise of the program was on full display this week as the District 1-1A all district teams were announced. The Tiger Sharks, who nished 15-3-1, placed four players on the rst team and three more were honorable mention. The Lady Tiger Sharks, 9-5-2 this season before losing in the district semi nals, placed three players on the districts rst team and one was named honorable mention. The boys making the rst team were defender Daniel May, mid elder LaGrand McLemore, mid elder Drew Lacour and forward Marcel Duarte, a freshman. May and McLemore are seniors, Lacour a sophomore. Duarte, a freshman, led the team in scoring this season. Earning honorable mention honors for the Tiger Sharks were Javarri Beachum, a junior forward, Witt Shoaf, a junior mid elder and Blaine Bush, a senior defender. Only Franklin County placed the same number of players, four, on the rst team and no other school had more than two players on the honorable mention squad. On the distaff side, the Lady Tiger Sharks had Rachel Jones, a mid elder and the lone senior on the squad, being joined by forward Christian Laine all-district rst team as a freshman goalkeeper last year and forward Allie Stripling, also a sophomore on the rst team. Only regular-season top-seeded Rocky Bayou had more players on the rst team. Goalkeeper Shannon Pridgeon, a freshman who took over full-time duties in net midway through the season, earned honorable mention honors. Star Staff Report Port St Joe Dixie Softball registration for the 2012 season will be held from 9 a.m. to noon ET on Saturday, Feb. 11, Feb. 18 and Feb. 25 at the STAC House. Girls ages 4 to 15 are invited to play softball. Players must be at least 4 years old before Aug. 1 in order to play. Bring a copy of your childs birth certi cate to the registration. No experience is necessary. Registration fee is $60 per player. Sponsor fee is $300 per team. Softball umpires are needed as well. If you have any questions or would like to get involved, please contact: Mike Lacour at 774-6446, or email lacour6@gtcom.net. Star Staff Report The Wewahitchka Dixie Youth Baseball League will being conducting registration on Saturday, Feb. 11 and Saturday, Feb. 18. Registration will be held from 9 a.m. to noon CT. Registration will be held at Cox Transmission. Additional registration will also be held during the week from 3 to 5 p.m. CT at Cox Transmission. The league is for boys ages 4-14. New players need to have a copy of their birth certificate. The cost is $55 for T-ball through Majors (ages 4-12) and $75 for Pony (ages 13-14). Children need to be present at registration to be sized for their uniform. For further information, contact one of the following: Tonya Cox at 381-2933, Tracy Malcolm at 532-4886, Debbie Setterich at 841-0394, Brian Cox at 832-6009 or Cox Transmission at 639-3506. Star Staff Report The PSJ Dixie Youth Baseball League will be holding registration for the upcoming season on the following dates: Saturday, Feb. 11. Saturday registration times are from 9 a.m. to 12 ET. Registration time for Tuesday is 5 to 7 p.m. ET. Registration will take place at the STAC House on 8th St. Children ages 5 14 are encouraged to sign up. (Must be age ve before May 1 and cant turn 15 on or before April 30.) All new players to the league must submit a copy of their birth certi cate. For the rst time in many years, Port St. Joe is opening the Dixie Boys league for 13-and 14-yearold players. Tryouts will be held on Feb. 25 from 10 a.m. to noon ET. Star Staff Report Wewahitchka Dixie Softball will hold sign-ups for the 2012 season on Saturday, Feb. 11 and Feb. 18 at the Honeyville Sports Complex. Sign-ups will take place each day from 9 a.m. to noon CT. The sign-up fee is $50 and a copy of the childs birth certi cate is needed if she has not played before. For more information call 227-6471 or 832-8809. By Tim Croft Star News Editor As a middle school athlete, Megan Walker once observed a pole vault practice and asked Port St. Joe High School track assistant Coach Keith Chiles if she might give the sport a try. On a Wednesday afternoon, surrounded by family and friends, Walker vaulted right into the Southeastern Conference. Walker signed a letter of intent with Mississippi State on the rst day of the national signing period for college track and eld, which coincides with football. It was a hard decision, said Walker, who entertained offers from a number of schools, narrowing her choices to the University of North Florida, Eastern Michigan and Mississippi State. It was very stressful. North Florida really recruited me hard early, but everything they had was just a little bit better at Mississippi State. The (Mississippi State) coach was awesome. They are in the SEC, which means Ill be competing against the top competition. They have a good physical therapy-kinesiology program. They pretty much had everything I wanted. Walkers progress from onlooker to prodigy has been steady since middle school. She was an AAU Junior Olympic national age group champion in 2007, finished second nationally in her age group the following year and finished fourth the year after that. She won the state AAU Junior Olympic title last summer, finishing ninth at nationals. It was her second-straight state AAU title. At the Florida High School Athletic Association Class 1A state track and field meet, Walker has finished second, fourth and second, respectively, over the past three years. She is going after a state title this year, said Chiles, who specializes in coaching the pole vaulters at Port St. Joe High School. During that span, Walker has advanced from nudging past 7feet on her initial attempts in middle school to bumping up against the bar at 13 feet and easily clearing 12-6 this summer while preparing for the Florida AAU meet. They are getting one of the best jumpers in the country, Chiles said of the Lady Bulldogs. She should be at 13 feet and nationally ranked this year. She works very hard and shows great sportsmanship. She shows up at every meet and competes. As Walker noted, the University of North Florida, known for having a strong jumping program according to Chiles, recruited Walker early on. She was leaning toward the school before Chiles performed an intensive search to ensure she would have the right coaching t in college. Megans aspiration is to go to the next level, beyond college, Chiles said. She would one day like to jump in the Olympics. Chiles was familiar with Steve Thomas, who had been a coach at Florida when a previous Port St. Joe vaulting standout, Lacey Johnson, was being recruited. Johnson coincidentally ended up choosing Mississippi State, but Chiles was impressed with Thomas. When he found out Thomas was the jump coach at Mississippi State, the decision seemed ordained, despite the visit to Eastern Michigan. I dont do snow well, Walker said. I know this is the guy who can carry Megan to the next level, Chiles said. PSJs Walker signs with Mississippi State Page 7 Photos by TIM CROFT | The Star Top, Megan Walker won the Florida AAU Junior Olympic meet this summer and was pushing toward 13 feet when the summer season ended. Inset, Walker signed a letter of intent to attend Mississippi State University on a track and eld scholarship. Port St. Joe soccer dominates all-District teams COURTESY OF KATHY JOHNSON Stephanie Brinkmeier and the Port St. Joe High softball team opened 2010 competition in a Preseason Classic at Sneads last weekend. Lady Sharks split in preseason classic SPECIAL TO THE STAR Rachel Jones, the lone senior for the Lady Sharks, earned rst-team all-District honors while leading the Port St. Joe girls in scoring. Wewahitchka Dixie Boys registration Wewahitchka Dixie Softball signups PSJ Dixie Youth Softball registration PSJ Dixie Youth and Dixie Boys registration

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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 Gun Show February 11th & 12th Panama City Panama City Fairgrounds Fairgrounds 2077256 Sat 9 -5 Sun 10-4 C o n c e a l e d W e a p o n s C l a s s S a t / S u n 1 1 o r 2 Floridagunshows.com FREE PARKING Sports By Tim Croft Star News Editor Putting the ball in the bucket is about as simple as it gets for Port St. Joe as the Tiger Sharks headed into district tournament play this week. The Tiger Sharks (9-16 overall, 5-7 in District 41A), faced tournament host Blountstown on Tuesday night in the opening round of the district tournament with top-seeded West Gadsden, which had a bye in the opening round, awaiting the winner for a 7 p.m. ET matchup. The championship game is 7 p.m. CT on Saturday. The nal week of the regular season was a microcosm of the entire schedule for the Tiger Sharks when they are ef cient shooting and handling the ball, there is success, when not shooting or handling the ball well, not so much. Were at 0-0 right now entering the playoffs, that is what I told the kids, said Port St. Joe coach Derek Kurnitsky. We start over from here. Everybody has the same record. If we can make shots well be a tough out. If we cant, we are in trouble. The Tiger Sharks began last week with a 58-44 win over Wewahitchka. Port St. Joe stumbled a bit early, but the Tiger Sharks were up nine at halftime and pushed the lead from there, having one of the rare games this season in which the Tiger Sharks have scored in double digits every period. When we score points, hit our layups, hit our shots, we become a good ball club, Kurnitsky said. Chad Quinn led the Tiger Sharks with a season-high 15 points and Natrone Lee (14) and Alex King (11) also scored in double digits. Arion Ward and Ramello Zaccarro each scored six points, Jarkiece Davis had four and Caleb Odom two for Port St. Joe. Two nights later, the Tiger Sharks were at home to Tallahassee FAMU and the offense struggled in a 52-39 loss. We must have missed 10 layups, shots right there, Kurnitsky said. The game was a close low-scoring affair before FAMU scored 20 of the nal 33 points to pull away. King led the way for Port St. Joe with 13 points. Davis added nine, Lee six, T.J. Williams four, Zaccarro three and Odom and Ward had two points apiece. The regular season ended last Saturday at Bay High where the Tornadoes controlled things from start to nish in a 60-36 Bay High win. Lee had 11 points and King 10 to lead Port St. Joe. Odom had ve, Davis four, Zaccarro three, Ward two and Quinn one for Port St. Joe. Offense key in district tourney for Port St. Joe Star Staff Report The Wewahitchka High School boys basketball team (8-14 overall, 5-7 in District 1-1A, opened district tournament play on Tuesday against Vernon in a tournament hosted by Ponce de Leon. The Gators are led in scoring and rebounding by Raheem Wright, who is averaging a double-double per game. Wright is scoring 16 points a game and hauling in 11 rebounds on average. Sebastian Quentin and Theryl Brown also average double gures in points, each averaging 11 points per game. Quentin leads the team in assists at 3.5 per game with Brown averaging 2.5 assists per game. The Gators are seeking at least a second place nish in the district tourney, which concludes with the championship game on Saturday. The top two teams in each district advance to regional play. Wewahitchka opens district hoops play Star Staff Report The St. Joseph Bay Golf Club is having a fun twoperson, net best-ball tournament. It will be held at 1 p.m. ET on Sunday, Feb. 12. If not familiar with this type of tournament, there will be a sample scorecard to help you. The cost for members is $25 per person and $37 for each non-member, including cart and prizes. The prize money will be determined by the number of teams playing ( rst place, 50 percent; second place, 30 percent and third place, 20 percent). Pick your own partner, or singles with veried handicaps are welcome, and we will nd you a partner. Please sign up in the Pro Shop, or call 227-1751 for more information. We are located at 700 Country Club Road, just off of 30A. There will also be a sh fry the same day to raise money for new window treatment in the Meeting Room. The cost to players is $8 and $10 for non-players. We will start serving at 11:30 a.m. ET for those of you that would like to eat before you play, or eat up to 6 p.m. after you golf. The menu will be sh, hush puppies, Cole slaw, baked beans, and a drink. A cash bar will also be available. What better way to celebrate Valentines Day? Come out, play golf, have a great meal, and see what great condition the course is in. Star Staff Report The Callaway Arsenal Soccer Club will be holding tryouts from 2-5 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 12 at the Callaway Sports Complex, for three competitive teams (ages 12-18) it will be forming for this Spring season. There will be a Boys High School-aged, a Girls High School-aged, and a co-ed Middle School-aged team. They will train on Tuesday and Thursday nights throughout the spring at Callaway, running from March through May. Former professional coach and current boys and girls coach at Port St Joe High School, Gary Hindley, will oversee the coaching of all three teams. They will be registered with U.S. Club Soccer. VALENTINES DAY GOLF TOURNAMENT COURTESY OF VALERIE CLAYTON Port St. Joe honors 2011 football team Club soccer tryouts

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COMMUNITY www.starfl.com B Page 1 Section Thursday, February 9, 2012 Star Staff Report Dr. Frank D. May of Port St. Joe has a unique Valentines Day present for the needy of this area. Since the mid-90s, Dr. May has provided free dental treatment for Valentines Day at his of ce. To schedule an appointment, please send or bring by a letter to Dr. Mays of ce giving a brief description of your dental needs, and describe your situation that makes you a good candidate for this bene t. Send the letter to Dr. Mays of ce at 319 Williams Ave, Port St. Joe, FL 32456. Please, no phone calls. Be sure to include your telephone number so we can contact you to schedule an appointment. Dr. May will see 20 patients in need of dental treatment, and hygienists Anealia Bush and Linda Wright will see eight to ten patients. The ofce hopes to serve as many as 40 patients. Patients must be at least 12 years of age, and accompanied by a parent or guardian if under the age of 18. Treatments provided will include cleaning, x-rays, llings, extractions, diagnostics and pain control. Dr. May and his staff participate in Dentist With a Heart because they wish to impact people who otherwise could not afford to see a dentist and help those people save their teeth, as well as relieve them of any discomfort they might be having. Our of ce cares about this community and would like to give those in need of our services, their smiles back! Star Staff Report The public is invited to come and view a photography exhibit displaying the winners of the rst annual Friends of St. Joseph Bay Preserves Nature Photo contest. The photos will be on display at the Preserves Center at 3915 State Road 30A in Port St. Joe through Saturday, Feb. 11. There will also be a closing reception for the exhibit Saturday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. ET where patrons can view the photo exhibit and meet the photographers. Light refreshments and Hors doeuvres will be served. All photo contest proceeds bene tted the Friends of St. Joseph Bay Preserves. In addition to raising funds for the Friends and raising public awareness of the Buffers existence, the group hopes the photos showcasing the natural beauty of St. Joseph Bay and its surrounding region will inspire people to protect the natural areas and heritage of St. Joseph Bay. Star Staff Report The Port St. Joe Lions Club made good on its $50,000 commitment to the Sacred Heart Foundation on Jan. 11 as members presented the final $25,000 check to Roger Hall, President of Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf, and Sacred Heart Foundation President Henry Roberts. (See related article A4) The check is an acceleration of a 10-year, $50,000 pledge the Lions Club made to the foundation during the initial $2.5 million fundraising effort to support the construction and technological outfitting of the hospital. Thanks to the great success of the Sportsmans Banquet, the Lions were able to complete their $50,000 pledge five years ahead of schedule. The donation will be deposited into the general fund of the Sacred Heart Foundation and will be used exclusively for the support of Sacred Heart on the Gulf. The Lions have had the Sacred Heart cafeteria named in honor of the donation. By Valerie Garman Star Staff Writer Jay Smith, standing in front of two crumpled vehicles, warned the audience of students beforehand. Were going to do something very serious here, said Smith, a crime scene investigator for the Gulf County Sheriffs Of ce. Im going to talk about some things youre not going to be very happy about. Im going to talk about real life. High school students from across Northwest Florida watched in horror Jan. 28 as Smith narrated a mock-crash in the parking lot of Port St. Joe High School. The students, representing high schools from Pensacola to Tallahassee, gathered at PSJHS for the third regional student government conference of the school year. A crash only takes seven-tenths of a second to happen, Smith said, motioning toward the head-on collision of a pickup truck and small car staged behind him. The mock crash rendered the actual aftermath of a fatal car wreck, from the discovery of the accident by a passerby to the arrival of the emergency squad and rescue of the victims, to the subsequent arrest of the drunk driver who caused the accident. Deputies from the Gulf County Sheriffs Of ce were the rst to respond, followed by an army of ambulances that screeched in moments later and began to initiate rescue efforts. In the white pickup truck, things went horribly wrong, Smith said, as the paramedics covered the windows with white sheets to hide the fatalities and quickly moved on to help rescue the trapped victims of the smaller car. We do this way too many times, Smith said as an EMS worker pried the doors of the car open with the Jaws of Life, a hydraulic rescue tool used to free victims from the con nes of a car accident. Smith said in any serious accident, there is a Golden Hour, meaning the chances of survival are greater the sooner the victims are removed from the vehicle. The emergency workers freed the trapped victims and placed them on stretchers, loaded them in the ambulances and quickly screeched away. Smith asked the students to look to one side. Imagine you wake up tomorrow and shes gone, he said. And that happens far too often, folks. This is what happens day in and day out all over the U.S. and all over the world. Smith asked to students to imagine how their parents would react to losing them. Theyre lives will change permanently, and thats forever, Smith said of each person involved in the accident and their families. For those who didnt make it, the lives of their families will change forever. In Gulf County alone, three young adults have died in accidents on county roads. The survivors might face lifechanging injuries. The driver of the car walked away from the accident, but now faces serious charges of vehicular homicide and DUI and a series of lawsuits from the victims families. It ruins lots of lives, but as young adults, you can choose not to drink and drive, Smith said. You need to nd a ride home. The mock crash was only one of many activities the students participated in throughout the course of the day. It was only the second time in the last 20 years PSJHS hosted the Panhandle-wide student government conference. Its a big deal, said Joni White, the student government advisor at PSJHS. The conference was the third and last of the school year, bringing 213 students together to share ideas. In the course of the day, the students elected new district of cers, participated in swap shops and ve-minute brainstorming workshops to gain input on certain issues, and discussed and voted on proposed resolutions to be sent to the Florida Department of Education. Resolutions were submitted for discussion by district high schools and brought up debates on the Florida class size amendment, block scheduling, teacher evaluations, bathroom pass limitation, developing schoolendorsed recycling programs and allowing schools to hand out birth control to students. The conference also featured Senator Bill Montford as its guest speaker. Dentist offers free services to needy SPECIAL TO THE STAR Roger Hall, President of Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf, and Sacred Heart Foundation President Henry Roberts (both center) receive a $25,000 check from the Port St. Joe Lions Club. Nature photos displayed at Preserves Center PSJ Lions complete $50,000 pledge to Sacred Heart The mock crash rendered the actual aftermath of a fatal car wreck, from the discovery of the accident by a passerby to the arrival of the emergency squad and rescue of the victims, to the subsequent arrest of the drunk driver Deputies from the Gulf County Sheriffs Of ce were the rst to respond, followed by an army of ambulances that screeched in moments later and began to initiSmith said, as the paramedics A lesson in Photos by VALERIE GARMAN | The Star The mock crash portrayed the aftermath of a fatal car accident using the team of local law enforcement of cers and rescue workers that would respond in a real accident situation. real life Top, the Jaws of Life are used by an ESU worker to pry open the car door during the mock crash. Middle, students participate in swap shops, quick, veminute brainstorming session to share ideas during the regional student government conference at PSJHS Jan. 28. Bottom, Gulf County Crime Scene Investigator Jay Smith narrates a mock crash at Port St. Joe High School during a regional student government conference Jan. 28.

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B2 | The Star Thursday, February 9, 2012 OF THE WEEK PET St. Joseph Bay Humane Society Qualications: Expertise in: Now Accepting Appointments Call Toll Free 888-681-5864 For more info www.seclung.com Lung Disease Specialist Rob Garver, MD Now Seeing Patients in Port St. Joe NOW BCBS-FL I N -NETWORK PROV I DER THURSDAY & FRIDAY NIGH T S PECIALS 6:00 8:30 HOURS : 236 R eid A ve (850) 229.7121 S CALLOPS, C RABS, SH RIMP & FIS H B URGERS: W I TH FF CH ICKEN FINGERS: W I TH FF S H RIMP SPECIAL : FF COLESLA W, OR Above orders served with: FF, B AKED P O T A T O, S ALAD AND B READ Society Special to The Star The feral cats in Port St. Joe want to say thanks to those humans who have fed us and provided us some shelter. As you know, times are tough, here on the streets especially. We also want to let you know that there is help available for us. Through a new organization called Fix-A-Cat, the Port St. Joe Alley Cats Team is providing a free spay/neuter program for the feral cats in the area. The St. Joseph Bay Humane Society also has a spay/neuter program. If you are taking care of a feral cat, you can help control overpopulation by trapping them and bringing them to the humane society. For more information about what you can do to help, call the Alley Cats Team at 850-229-1560 or the St. Joseph Bay Humane Society at 850-229-1103 ( SJBHumaneSociety.org). Star Staff Report The St. Joseph Bay Golf Club is having a Fish Fry on Sunday, Feb. 12, to raise funds for new window treatment in the meeting room. The Ladies Golf Association and individual members have pledged funds for this project, and the Fish Fry will hopefully raise the balance of the funds. Serving will start at 11:30 a.m. ET and go until 6 p.m. ET. The menu includes sh, hush puppies, cole slaw, baked beans and a drink. A cash bar also will be available. A golf tournament will be going on that same day. See sports section for more information. If you play in the tournament the price of your dinner is $8 and $10 for non-players. This dinner is open to the public, and you do not need to play golf in the tournament. We hope you will come out for a great meal, meet some friends and see what great shape the course is in. You may purchase tickets ahead of time at the Pro Shop or call 227-1757. The St. Joseph Bay Gulf Club is located at 700 Country Club Road just off County Road 30A. St. Joseph Bay Golf Club hosts Valentine sh fry fundraiser CONTRIBUTED PHOTO The GFWC Wewahitchka Womans Club Inc. recently was recognized for its 75th anniversary. Club members, from left, are Club President Laura Baxley, Dianne Semmes, Patty Fisher, Teresa Lykins, Carol Vlahos and Susan Holmes. The Wewahitchka Womans Club is one of the oldest clubs in the GFWC Federation. WEWAHITCHKA WOMANS CLUB TURNS 75 KINGSLEY MAKENZIE Kingsley MaKenzie turns 3 Join us from 2-4:30 p.m. ET Saturday, Feb. 12, for sparkly make-up and fancy hats, boas and tutus, now fancy that. A magical soiree its sure to be as Kingsley MaKenzie turns 3. We plan to celebrate this at the Centennial Park with a Special Dance Lesson from Mrs. Barbie Sabins, a Make-up and Posh Polish event with Carla Wiley and a Fun & Sassy Photo shoot with Juice box photographys Hilary Patterson. We will enjoy beautiful and posh decor by Lynne Carr, and we will end with a Fancy Nancy book as we enjoy a Special story time with our local Librarian Mrs. Paula Boone. We love you so much! Love Mom, Dad, Keaston and Jacob, GrandMomma, Grand Daddy, Paw Paw and Mee Mee, aunts, uncles and the rest of the gang Happy, happy birthday, baby!!! Jacob Hopper is turning 10 Jacob Hopper is turning 10 this Feb. 12. He will enjoy an intimate birthday party this Saturday before he and his family along with friends head to Walt Disney World to celebrate his birthday with a bang. Jacob is in for a thrill of a lifetime. We love you so much! Love Mom, Dad, Keaston and Kingsley GrandMomma, Grand Daddy, Paw Paw and Mee Mee, Aunts, Uncles and the rest of the gang Happy, happy birthday, baby!!! JACOB HOPPER Weldon turns 90 On Feb. 6, Bill Weldon turned 90 years old. When asked if he had any advice to pass on to those younger than him, he simply said, Let the Lord be your guide. Happy birthday, Bill! United Way free tax return preparation The United Way in partnership with the Washington Improvement Group will offer free income tax return preparation through April 15. Each year, many dont have access to affordable tax preparation services or are unaware of programs like the Earned Income Tax Credit that can put hundreds of dollars back in your pocket. If you made $50,270 or less last year you qualify for free income tax preparation. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance sites will be the Gulf County Senior Citizens Association Center at 120 Library Drive in Port St. Joe and the WIG Complex at 401 Peters St. in Port St. Joe. The hours at the Senior Citizens Center are 1-6 p.m. ET each Thursday, by appointment only. Call 229-1642 to make an appointment. At the WIG Complex, hours are 1-6 p.m. ET each Tuesday and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the following Saturdays: Feb. 11, Feb. 18, March 7 and March 14. PHP free tax return preparation Volunteers with People Helping People of Gulf County will offer free tax return preparation from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. ET on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays through April 15. People Helping People, a non-pro t organization, is at 2010 Parker Ave. in Highland View. For more information, call 229-5262. Amateur Radio Society to offer license exams The Gulf Amateur Radio Society will be providing license exams at 10 a.m. ET Saturday, Feb. 11, at the EOC Building in Port St. Joe, behind the Gulf County Courthouse. Those interested in getting a ham license or upgrading a present license should call C.H. Tillis at 850-648-8251 for details and registration. Society BRIEFS Help control the feral cat population in Port St. Joe BILL WELDON

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However, prolonging treatment increases complications and pain. 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 footcareforyou.com DIABETICS: Medicare wants you to have a yearly foot exam in order to avoid infections & amputations. As a diabetic, you may also qualify for therapeutic shoes. Dr. Schuler has been treating diabetics for 37 years. School News Pre-kindergarten-Corban Butts, kindergarten-Elyse Williams, rst grade-Kaiden Pitts, second grade-Aleah Grindle, third grade-Landon Miles, fourth grade-Jaheim Ash, fth grade-Bryanna Kinney, and sixth gradeLillie Whit eld. Bus Riders of the Week: Ciara Glenn, Tallis Assi, Davis Varnes, and Krista Taylor. Special to The Star Calling all parentsFaith Christian School invites you to join your star student for a Day at School. Watch your child embrace the learning process as FCS teachers engage him or her through inspiring lessons and classroom activities. Check in at the of ce and join your child in his or her daily routine. Stay as long (or as little) as you like. Join your child for lessons, lunch and/or recess. Studies have shown that when parents participate in the educational pprocess, the students success rate is much higher. Feb. 21-24 is your chance to make a difference. By Clay Raf eld and Caroline Rish General Information: Yearbook prices will never be lower. Purchase your 201112 yearbook now for 25 percent off of the regular price. The sale price is only $45. Contact Mr. Taylor in Room 718 for an order form or order online by visiting the school web page at http://psjhs-gcs.schoolloop. com. The book this year covers all grades 7 -12 at the Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School. Dont miss out YEARBOOK IT! Sale price ends on Feb. 15. On Saturday, Jan. 28, the Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School Student Government hosted a District 1 meeting. We had over 250 people in attendance from Pensacola to Tallahassee. At this event the delegates went to a workshop type event called Swap Shops and then, they witnessed the Gulf County Sheriffs Department perform a Mock Wreck to raise awareness of texting and drinking while driving. The guest speaker was state Sen. Bill Montford. It was a huge success. Mrs. Joni White was chosen as Student Government Advisor of the year. We received nothing but compliments all day. We would just like to say a big thank you to everyone who helped make this possible! Congratulations to our very own Wanda Nixon on being named School Support Person of the Year for the entire county. Way to go Mrs. Wanda! Port St. Joe NJROTC will be holding their Annual Inspection and Review Thursday, Feb. 16, at 9 a.m. All are invited to this impressive event. The Reviewing Of cer this year will be CDR Michael Egan, the United States Navy, the Commanding Of cer of the Naval Diving and Salvage Training Center at the Naval Support Activity Panama City. Please come and help celebrate our 35th year of Commissioning. Come see these impressive young men and women in action. Feb. 23 Black History Program at 9 a.m. ET. Guest Speaker Stephen Osborne; the public is invited. Stephen is a graduate of Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School, class of 1978. He was born in Apalachicola on Sept. 11, 1960. Stephen is the son of the late Charles A. Osborne and Ometa Hurd Osborne of Port St. Joe. After graduation, Stephen attended Florida A&M University as well as entered into the U.S. Army. During his tenure in the U.S. Army (20 years), he served in numerous leadership capacities in the U.S., as well as various other countries, including Germany, Korea, France, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Botswana and Somalia, Africa. Stephen also enrolled in the Soldiers Opportunity College (SOCAD), accumulating the credits required to complete his degree, attending the University of Maryland throughout his military career.Upon retirement from the U.S. Army in September 1999, Stephen was employed as a contractor for the Systems/Network Engineer within the Department of Defense and State Department in Washington, D.C. He was also assigned to the Pentagon during the attacks of 9-11. After numerous years working in the Washington, D.C. area, Stephen created his own IT consulting rm, providing employees for government contracts, as well as employees with Headquarters, Bank of America and Duke Energy in Charlotte, N.C., where he presently resides. Stephen is married to Derial Rhodes (Fennell) Osborne of 28 years and has two sons, Stephen Atrial Osborne (Sophomore N.C. A&T Law) and Isaiah Charles Osborne (JM Alexander Middle School). Cap and gown photographs will be taken on Wednesday, Feb. 15. There will be a $15 sitting fee for these photographs. If you desire for your student to take cap and gown photographs, please have them contact Coach Taylor in Room 718 to sign up for a sitting time. Photographs will be taken at school only on Feb. 15. ACT on Feb. 11 at Bay High School. Clubs: Feb. 17; FCA in Mrs. Knox room, Junior High. Sports: Congratulations to PSJ Cheerleaders Emerald Muniz, Lacey Strickland, Jackie Collinsworth, Jeni McLemore, Kristina Furtsenberg, Jada Quaranta, Kayla Caldwell, Kaley Wilder, Alex Scott, Sydney Owens, Jena Julian, Dantasia Welch and Kennedy Thacker (7th grade flyer) for placing fifth overall in the FHSAA competition! The cheerleaders also placed third in the semi-finals out of 27 teams. Way to go girls. You make us proud. Congratulations Megan Walker for signing with Mississippi State with a scholarship in pole vaulting. Good Job Megan! Feb. 9 JV softball at Bay Haven, 5 p.m. CT; Feb. 9 Varsity baseball vs. Maclay in Marianna at 4:30 p.m. CT; Feb 10 Boys basketball district tournament at Blountstown, TBA; Feb 11 Boys basketball district tournament at Blountstown, TBA; Feb 11 JV Softball Classic, three games starting at 1 p.m. ET in PSJ; Feb 13 JV baseball at Liberty County, 5 p.m. ET; Feb 13 Varsity baseball vs. Vernon, 7 p.m. ET; Feb 14 JV/Varsity baseball at Rutherford, 5/7 p.m. CT; Feb 16 JV/Varsity softball vs. Blountstown, 5/7 p.m. ET; Feb 17 JV Baseball vs. North Bay Haven 4:30 p.m. ET; Feb 17 Varsity baseball vs. Graceville at 7 p.m. ET. Star Staff Report The High School High Tech Club at Port St. Joe High School conducted a food drive in January as their community service project. The students went door to door on Jan. 28. The Bridge and the St. Joseph Bay Country Club had additional drop off points. Almost 500 pounds of food were collected and delivered to the food pantry at People Helping People. We want to thank the community for its generous support, as well as the Piggly Wiggly for donating collection bags, Erika White of People Helping People, who came to the school and spoke to the students about the importance of volunteerism and The Bridge and the St. Joseph Bay Country Club for being generous supporters of this food drive and our overall program. DAZZLING DOLPHINS HSHT drive collects 500 pounds of food READ MORE More school news on Page B8

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FAITH Page B4 www.starfl.com Well, the Super Bowl is over. Over 90 million people watched the New England Patriots and the New York Giants battle it out to see who could claim the coveted title as The NFL Champions for 2012. After four preseason games, sixteen regular season games and the playoff games, the New York Giants are now The Super Bowl Champions for 2012. The amazing thing is all of the hype that leads up to a 60 minute football game! The week before the big game there a so many channels from ESPN to major networks showing highlights of the past season. All of our favorite football movies from Brians Song to Rudy are shown over and over again. The night before the big game they have the NFL Honors paying tribute to those who played the game so well in 2011. Then, the day of Super Bowl XLVI nally arrives, and it is begins with a pre-game show that last even longer than the game itself. Everyone is so excited! Excited about what? Some are excited about all of the very expensive commercials that will be aired during the show. Some are excited about Madonnas halftime performance. Still others are just excited about having a Super Bowl party with family and friends. I wonder, how many of the 90 million viewers really care about who actually wins the game? In this world, its easy to get our values out of whack. Some couples do a lot more preparation for their wedding than they do their marriage. Students can care more about a grade than what they actually learned. An employee can be more concerned about getting a paycheck than earning a paycheck. In church, we can put more emphasis on a worship service than we do about serving. We can participate in the most wonderful worship service in the world, but if people are not able to see our faith by the way we treat them and other people, of what good is it? Jesus made it very simple for all of us when He was asked, What is the greatest commandment? This is what Jesus said: Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the rst and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself. All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments. (Matthew 22:37-40. NIV) If our families, the people we work with, and our neighbors dont see that love lived out in our lives, then are we just a bunch of hype? If we worship God every Sunday and it doesnt translate into our daily walk, its just a bunch of hype. We can go to church three times a week, read the Bible every day and even memorize a verse a week, but if it doesnt make us more like Jesus; it is just a bunch of hype. I John 4:8 says, God is love. We are called to do and be the same. Well, the Super Bowl was a great game and maybe it deserved all the hype it received. But bottom line, its not about the hype, its about the game. So, dont be distracted with all the hype and stay in the game! Because of Him, Pastor Mac Fulcher First United Methodist Church Port St. Joe SUNDAY FEBRUARY 19 TH 10:30 A.M. Donnie Swaggart is the only son of Evangelist Jimmy and Frances Swaggart. While Donnie carries the same evangelistic zeal and mantle that his father carries, he has a dynamic and hard-hitting preaching style that is all his own. Donnie Swaggart functions under the title of Pastor/ Evangelist, and not only travels the world in evangelistic ministry, but also serves as co-pastor of Family Worship Center Church in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Donnie Swaggart is called by God to bring the message of Pentecost to those bound by cold, formal, lifeless religion, and to reintroduce the Pentecostal re and the Pentecostal way of life to those who have never gone beyond the initial baptism experience. He is a regular speaker at the twice annual Jimmy Swaggart Campmeetings. Without fail, Donnie delivers a stirring message on the Holy Spirit on the Saturday night Campmeeting service. 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Evangelist Donnie Swaggart WE W A CHUR C H OF G O D WE W AHITCHKA, FL 850.639.2221 www.wewacog.com FEBRUARY 18, 2012 @ 7:00PM O A K G R OV E CH UR CH 613 MADISON STREET, PORT ST.JOE, FLORIDA 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 Deborah Tuttle Wednesday: Children: 6:15 p.m. ET Youth: 6:15 p.m. ET Choir: 7:00 p.m. ET 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) Thursday, February 9, 2012 This business invites you to visit the church of your choice this week. In this world, its easy to get our values out of whack. Some couples do a lot more preparation for their wedding than they do their marriage. Students can care more about a grade than what they actually learned. An employee can be more concerned about getting a paycheck than earning a paycheck. Dont get wrapped up in the hype

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Steam Cleaning & Remediation 24 Hour Water Extraction 229-1324 PROFESSIONAL F LOOR CARE, I N C R esidential and Commercial Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning S erving the entire Gulf Coast area Ceramic Tile and Grout Cleaning R Vs Cars Trucks Vans 24 Hour E mergency Water E xtraction PILE DRIVING FOUN D ATION/PILING R E P AIR DOCK/MARINE WORK MOORING BOUYS OFFICE: 850.227.1709 FAX: 850.762.2552 CELL: 850.527.5725 HOWARD227 F AIRPOINT.NET From A to Z PO Box 364 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 850-340-0756 Gregs Handyman Service & Lawn Maintenance NO JOB TOO BIG PLEASE CALL JOE @ 850-670-5478 joes_lawn@yahoo.com JOES LAWN CARE bobgilbert54@gmail.com Yard Cleanup Affordable Lawn Care Robert Pelc Mowing Service 227-5374 Dorothy Nichols Craddock, 79, of Bainbridge, Ga., and formerly of Jacksonville, Fla., and Mexico Beach, Fla., passed away Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012, at Memorial Hospital. The graveside funeral service was at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012, at Bethany Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Roy Matthews of ciating. The family received friends immediately following the service. Online visitors may sign the guest register at www.iveyfuneral.com. Mrs. Craddock was born Oct.7, 1932, in Bainbridge, Ga., the daughter of Arthur Earley Nichols and Mozell Phillips Nichols. She was a graduate of West Bainbridge High School, Class of 1950 and was a dedicated real estate agent, serving the Mexico Beach community for more than 15 years before retiring. Mrs. Craddock was a member of Bethany Baptist Church. Survivors include her brothers, Earl Nichols of Bainbridge, Ga., Bill Nichols and his wife, Judi, of Bainbridge, Ga.; her sister, Faye Nichols of Tallahassee, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Craddock was preceded in death by her husbands, Gene Phillips and Tom Craddock; and her son, Richard Phillips. Dorothy Nichols Craddock Oct. 7, 1932 Feb. 2, 2012 DOROTHY CRADDOCK OBITUARIES Heidi Nicole Wiley, 28, of Wewahitchka, passed away Thursday night, Feb. 2, 2012, in Wewahitchka. Heidi was born on Feb. 24, 1983, in Panama City and had lived in Wewahitchka all her life. She had worked as a CAN and was of the Baptist faith. Survivors included mother and father, Martha and Charles G. Wiley of Wewahitchka; and one brother, Charles G. Wiley II of Savannah, Ga. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012, at 2 p.m. CST at Glad Tidings Assembly of God Church in Wewahitchka with the Rev. Nikki Davis and the Rev. Joey Smith of ciating. Interment followed in Roberts Cemetery in Honeyville. The family received friends on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012, from noon until service time at Glad Tidings Assembly of God Church. All arrangements under the direction of Marlon Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home in Blounstown. Heidi Nicole Wiley The Christian and The Fool The Christian looks to the future with joy in their life. They know when this lifes over, there will be no more trouble and strife. The fool says in his heart there is no God. Ask him where hell spend eternity, when he leaves this earthly sod. Many will laugh it off and say they are happy living their life of sin. But the laughter of a fool conceals emptiness within. A life with no meaning, and no future at the end. Thats all it will be without Jesus, and a life lived in sin. But folks there is hope, Jesus is coming back again. Ask forgiveness and accept Him as your Savior and Hell forgive your sin. You will be eternally blessed and look forward to the end. The crystal river in heaven beats the lake of re, my friend. Billy Johnson Faith BRIEFS Faith/Local The Star| B5 Thursday, February 9, 2012 Living Water Church open house The Living Water Church will be having an open house Saturday at its new building at 1602 U.S. Highway 98, across from the El Governor Annex. The church recently purchased the building in order to launch a new Life Tree Caf, a community-oriented caf that aims to gather people to explore life and faith. The public is welcome to attend the open house from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. CST for snacks, coffee and drinks and tours of the new facility. The Living Water Church has a service on the beach on the second Sunday of every month and will begin offering weekly Sunday services in April. For more information on the church or open house, call Pastor Ted Richter at 850-890-1424 or visit the website at www. livingwateratthebeach. com. Red and White evening of Worship The public is invited to attend a Red and White evening of worship at 6 p.m. EST Saturday at the Washington Improvement Center on Avenue D in Port St. Joe. The event is sponsored by Showers of Blessings Outreach Ministry in Tallahassee, with Mother Evangelist Stella Stallworth as the conference supervisor and Evangelist Pinkie Patterson as the program chairperson. The program will focus on the greatest gift of them all: love. Pot roast at FUMC of Mexico Beach First United Methodist Church of Mexico Beach, on N. 22nd Street, will have a Valentines Day pot roast dinner on Feb. 14. There will be two seatings, 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. CST. Tickets are a $10 donation. Dine in or take out. Call 648-2248, 899-0004 or 648-4041 for tickets. St. James Episcopal Pancake Supper St. James Episcopal Church, 800 22nd Street in Port St. Joe, will have its annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper at 5 p.m. EST Tuesday, Feb. 21. Cost is $3 per plate. Everyone is welcome. Bridge at Bay St. Joe wins prestigious honor Star Staff Report The Bridge at Bay St. Joe recently was named a Program of Distinction by the Alzheimers Foundation of America. The organizations Excellence in Care program named the Bridge at Bay St. Joe a dementia care program of distinction after the facility successfully reached the standards of excellence in care the program requires, according to a press release from the Alzheimers Foundation of America. A plaque was presented to the Bridge at Bay St. Joe in December of last year, recognizing the facility as a model of dementia care in the North Florida area, the release said. The Bridge at Bay St. Joe also will appear on the foundations Excellence in Care website. The Bridge at Bay St. Joe continues to educate its stakeholders and provide support to families through a monthly support group. Local Beekeeping Course well attended By Roy Lee Carter County Extension Director Monday night, Jan. 31, Beekeeping in the Pantion. Beekeeping in the PanHealth Department welcomes new dentists in two locations Star Staff Report February is National Childrens Dental Health Month. If you have a baby or toddler, you may have questions about thumb sucking, your childs rst dental visit or how and when to clean your childs teeth. Dr. Carl Juliao and Dr. Gaponiuk urge you to make an appointment today to learn about when children should have their rst dental visit, ways to prevent early childhood caries, when to expect changes from primary to permanent teeth, proper brushing and ossing techniques, thumb sucking, dental sealants, choosing the right mouth protector for active children and adolescents, and teaching their children to say no to tobacco. Parents need regular dental examinations and the Gulf County Health Department Dental Department provides dental care to all ages. Teeth are meant to last a lifetime, and a healthy smile is important to a childs selfesteem, Dr. Juliao said. Im excited to become part of the great dental team here at the Port St. Joe dental clinic and to work together with families in caring for their smiles, Dr. Gaponiuk. Call today for an appointment: 227-1276, ext. 160 at Port St. Joe and 639-4414, ext. 100 at Wewahitchka. DR. CARL JULIANO DR. MARK GAPONIUK

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B6| The Star Thursday, February 9, 2012 CLASSIFIEDS 76416S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 23 2009 CA 000503 DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR HALO 2007-2, Plaintiff, vs. DIANE M. ZIMMERMAN, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated January 5th, 2012 and entered in Case NO. 23 2009 CA 000503 of the Circuit Court of the FOURTEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for GULF County, Florida wherein DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR HSI ASSET LOAN OBLIGATION TRUST 2007-2, MORTGAGE PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-2, is the Plaintiff and DIANE M. ZIMMERMAN; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at LOBBY OF THE GULF COUNTY COURTHOUSE at 11:00AM, on the 9th day of February, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: THAT CERTAIN TRACT, PARCEL OR PLOT OF LAND LYING WESTERLY OF STATE ROAD 30 (U.S. HIGHWAY 98) IMMEDIATELY IN FRONT OF AND ACROSS THE, RIGHT WAY LINE OF STATE ROAD 30 AND GULF STREET IN YON’S ADDITION TO BEACON HILL, FLORIDA, AS IF THE NORTH AND SOUTH BOUNDARY LINES OF GULF STREET WERE EXTENDED TO THE SEASHORE WESTERLY OF STATE ROAD 30 (U.S. HIGHWAY 98), AND BEING A STRIP OR PARCEL OF LAND 70 FEET IN WIDTH AND EXTENDING FROM THE RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF STATE ROAD 30 TO THE HIGH WATER MARK OF THE GULF OF MEXICO, AND INCLUDING RIPARIAN RIGHTS; THE LOT BEING UNNUMBERED LOT DELINEATED ON THE MAP OF YON’S ADDITION TO BEACON HILL, ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 6801 HWY 98 SJB, PORT ST JOE, FL 32456 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on January 11th, 2012. Rebecca L. Norris Clerk of the Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk **See Americans with Disabilities Act 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. ADA Coordinator P.O. Box 1089 Panama City, Florida 32402 Phone: 850-747-5338 Fax: (850) 747-5717 Hearing Impaired: Dial 711 Email: ADARequest@ jud14.flcourts.org Feb 2, 9, 2012 76378S NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT AMERICA’S MINI STORAGE AND OFFICE, INC., INTENDS TO DISPOSE OF OR OFFER FOR SALE THE PERSONAL PROPERTY DESCRIBED BELOW TO ENFORCE A LIEN IMPOSED ON SAID PROPERTY UNDER THE SELF STORAGE FACILITY ACT STATUTES SECTION 83.801-83.89. AMERICA’S MINI STORAGE AND OFFICE, INC., WILL DISPOSE OF SAID PROPERTY NO LATER THAN THE DATE OF FEBRUARY 17, 2012. PROPERTY IS LOCATED AT 141 COMMERCE DRIVE, PORT ST. JOE, FL. GULF COUNTY. Scott Burkett 1905 Garrison Avenue Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Unit C-54 10 x 10 Tools and Misc. Feb 2, 9, 2012 76420S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 23-2011-CA-000145 RBC BANK (USA) F/K/A RBC CENTURA BANK, Plaintiff, vs. WESSON, JONATHAN R., et. al., Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: JOHNATHAN R. WESSON XXX MCCOSH MILL RD AKA LOT 1 BLK 3 PORT ST. JOE, FL 32456 JOHNATHAN R. WESSON 13042 BETHANY ROAD ALPHARETTA, GA 30009 JOHNATHAN R. WESSON 4856 GRANDVIEW TRACE ROSWELL, GA 30075 UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JOHNATHAN R. WESSON XXX MCCOSH MILL RD AKA LOT 1 BLK 3 PORT ST. JOE, FL 32456 UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JOHNATHAN R. WESSON 13042 BETHANY ROAD ALPHARETTA, GA 30009 UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JOHNATHAN R. WESSON 4856 GRANDVIEW TRACE ROSWELL, GA 30075 AND TO: All persons claiming an interest by, through, under, or against the aforesaid Defendant(s). YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following described property located in Gulf County, Florida: LOT 1, BLOCK 3, PINEY WOODS BEACH, ACCORDING TO PLAT RECORDED IN THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 46. has been filed against you, and you are required to serve a copy of your written defense, if any, to this action, on Greenspoon Marder, P.A., Default Department, Attorney’s for Plaintiff, whose address is Trade Centre South, Suite 700, 100 West Cypress Creek Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309, and the file original with the Clerk within 30 days after the first publication of this notice in THE STAR, or on or before February 17th, 2012, otherwise a default and a judgment may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS MY HAND AND SEAL OF SAID COURT on this 10th day of January, 2012. REBECCA L. (BECKY) NORRIS As Clerk of said Court By: BA BAXTER As Deputy Clerk Copy furnished to: A copy of this Notice of Action, Complaint and Lis Pendens were sent to the above-named Defendant(s) at the last known address. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a reasonable accommodation to participate in this proceeding should, no later than seven (7) days prior, contact the Clerk of the Court’s disability coordinator at PO Box 826, MARIANNA, FL 32448, 850-718-0026. If hearing or voice impaired, contact (TDD) (800) 955-8771 via Florida Relay System. Feb 2, 9, 2012 76476S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 09-000688-CA BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP Plaintiff, vs. CORDELL W. ARMSTRONG; BETTE P. ARMSTRONG; SEAGULL BAY CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, INC., AN ADMINISTRATIVELY DISSOLVED CORPORATION, and any unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, and other unknown persons or unknown spouses claiming by, through and under any of the above-named Defendants, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE is hereby given that the undersigned Clerk of the Circuit Court of Gulf County, Florida, will on the 23rd day of February, 2012, at 11:00 o’clock A.M at the 1000 5th Street, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property situate in Gulf County, Florida: Unit No. 11-C of SEAGULL BAY, a condominium, according to the Declaration of Condominium, recorded in O.R. Book 110, Page 429, and all exhibits and amendments thereof, Public Records of Gulf County, Florida, together with an undivided interest in the common elements appurtenant thereto, as set forth in the Declaration. pursuant to the Final Judgment entered in a case pending in said Court, the style of which is indicated above. Any person or entity claiming an interest in the surplus, if any, resulting from the foreclosure sale, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must file a claim on same with the Clerk of Court within 60 days after the foreclosure sale. WITNESS my hand and official seal of said Court this 20th day of January, 2012. In accordance wih the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accomodation to participate in this process should contact Court Administration at 1000 5th Street, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456, Telephone (850) 229-6113, not later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or Voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service. Rebecca Norris CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF Elizabeth K. Baird Butler & Hosch, P.A. 3185 S. Conway Rd., Suite E Orlando, Florida 32812 (407) 381-5200 Feb 9, 16, 2012 76518S LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that ST. JOE RENT-ALL, INC intends to dispose of or offer for sale the personal property described below to enforce a lien imposed on said property under The Florida Self Storage Facility Act Statutes (Section 83.801-83.809) ST. JOE RENT-ALL, INC will dispose of said property no later than Feb 18, 2012. Property is located at 706 First Street, Port St. Joe, FL 32456 and 131 Volunteer Ave, White City, FL the following: W19-Rachel Covey Misc Furnishings W26-Colea Jones Misc Furnishings 36-Elitha Harrison Misc Furnishings 71-Chris Jones Misc Furnishings 30-Mike Benevires Misc Furnishings 35-Pam Anthony Misc Furnishings 47-Jimmy Pounsell Misc Furnishings 52-Joseph Stromsness Misc Furnishings February 9, 16, 2011 76522S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 23-2009-CA-000361 CIVIL DIVISION: BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P., FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P. Plaintiff, vs. CYNTHIA D. PARKER; BAYSIDE SAVINGS BANK; GULF PINES PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION OF GULF COUNTY, INC; JAMES C. PARKER; UNKNOWN TENANT(S); IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 31st day of January, 2012 and entered in Case No. 23-2009-CA-000361, of the Circuit Court of the 14th Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida, wherein BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P. FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING L.P. is the Plaintiff and CYNTHIA D. PARKER; BAYSIDE SAVINGS BANK; GULF PINES PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION OF GULF COUNTY, INC; JAMES C. PARKER; 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 March, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 39, BLOCK A, GULF PINES SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 25, IN THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Dated this 3rd day of February, 2012. REBECCA NORRIS Clerk of the Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk Submitted by: Law Offices of Marshall C. Watson, P.A. 1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 (954) 453-0365 Fax (954) 771-6052 Toll Free: 1-800-441-2438 February 9, 16, 2012 76526S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 11-329 CA THE CITIZENS NATIONAL BANK OF QUITMAN, Plaintiff, vs. PALM BREEZE DEVELOPMENT, LLC, GEORGE P. HAMM, and WETAPPO PRESERVE OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC. Defendant. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated January 31, 2012, entered in Case No. 11-329 CA in the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit of the State of Florida, in and for Gulf County, Florida, wherein THE CITIZENS NATIONAL BANK OF QUITMAN, is Plaintiff, and PALM BREEZE DEVELOPMENT, LLC, GEORGE P. HAMM, and WETAPPO PRESERVE OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., are Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, at 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Port St. Joe, Florida 32456 at 11:00 a.m. (Eastern Time) on March 1st, 2012, the following described Property situated in Gulf County, Florida, legally described as: LOT 82 & 176, WETAPPO SUBDIVISION ACCORDING TO THE PLAT RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGES 36 -42 IN THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS my hand and the official seal of this Honorable Court, on February 3, 2012. In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Clerk of Circuit Court, Gulf County not later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding at Telephone 850/229-6112. Clerk of the Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk I HEREBY CERTIFY that a copy of the foregoing has been furnished to: Colin L. McMichen, Esq P.O. Box 2467 Panama City, FL 32402 George Hamm 59 W. Main Street Lakeland, GA 31635 Palm Breeze Development, LLC 59 W. Main Street Lakeland, GA 31635 Wetappo Preserve Owners Association, Inc. 209 7th Street Port St. Joe, FL 32456 on this 3rd day of February, 2012. CLERK OF THE COURT BA BAXTER As: Deputy Clerk February 9, 16, 2012 76737S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Reel Properties LLC the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No. 958 Application No. 2012-01 Year of Issuance: 2009 R.E. No. 03801-051R Description of Property: BEGIN at the Southwest Corner of Lot 1, Block A, of Integras Rehabilitation Phase II., a subdivision, as per plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 5, Page 2, of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida, and run thence South 02 Degrees 42 Minutes 19 Seconds West along the West Boundary of the Club House and Pool Area as shown on said plat of Integrals Rehabilitation Phase II for 55.29 feet, thence North 89 Degrees 53 Minutes 47 Seconds East, for 100.98 feet to a point lying on the Westerly right of way line of Four J’s Road, as per Official Records Book 287, Page 918, of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida, point lying on a curve concave Southeasterly; thence Northeasterly along said right of way and curve with a radius of 89.98 feet, through a central angle of 08 Degrees 56 Minutes 28 Seconds, for an arc distance of 13.57 feet (chord of said arc being North 17 Degrees 54 Minutes 16 Seconds East, 13.56 feet); thence North 22 Degrees 31 Minutes 42 Seconds East along said right of way line for 39.60 feet, to the Southeast Corner of said Lot 1, Block A, thence North 87 Degrees 17 Minutes 41 Seconds West along the South boundary line of said Lot 1 for 117.84 feet, to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Containing 0.131 acre, more or less. Said lands being Parcel “A” of William C. Williams, III, Minor Replat -2004. Name in which assessed: Integras Therapy & Wellness Center All of said property being in Gulf County, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the front Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida at 11:00 AM, E.T., Wednesday, the 29th day of February, 2012. Dated this 18th day of January, 2012. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Donna L. Ray Deputy Clerk January 26, February 2, 9, 16, 2012 76839S NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS BID NO. 1112-06 The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners will receive sealed bids from any qualified person, company or corporation interested in constructing: C.R. 30-A SCOP ROAD PAVING PROJECT (PRI PROJECT #003.239) This project includes approximately 8,300 LF of roadway widening, resurfacing, and striping along County Road 30-A located in Gulf County, Florida. 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 $50.00 per set and is non-refundable. Checks should be made payable to PREBLE-RISH, INC. All bidders shall be FDOT Qualified per Section 2-1 of the FDOT Standard Specifications for Road and Bridge Construction, latest edition in the following work classes: Grading, Drainage, Flexible Paving, and Hot Plant Mix-Bituminous Course. If you have any questions, please call Clay Smallwood at (850) 227-7200. Completion date for this project will be 120 days from the date of the Notice to Proceed presented to the successful bidder. Liquidated damages for failure to complete the project on the specified date will be set at $200.00 per day. Please place YOUR COMPANY NAME, SEALED BID, and the BID NUMBER on the outside of your envelope, and include the original bid, plus 3 copies. Bids will be received until 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time, on Thursday, February 16, 2012 at the Gulf County Clerk’s Office, 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456, and will be opened and read aloud at this same location on February 20, 2012 at 10:00 a.m., Eastern Time. The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners has implemented a Local Bidders Preference Policy for all RFP/BIDS. Anyone interested in bidding as a local bidder must follow the requirements of Resolution 2009-02 which may be obtained from the Clerk’s Office at the above address. The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners also reserves the right to reject any or all bids deemed in the best interest of the County. All bids shall remain firm for a period of sixty days after the opening. All bidders shall comply with all applicable State and local laws concerning licensing registration and regulation of contractors doing business to the State of Florida. The Board of County Commissioners 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 the best interest of Gulf County. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA /s/ William W. Williams, III, Chairman February 2, 9, 2012 76739S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Reel Properties LLC the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No. 964 Application No. 2012-02 Year of Issuance: 2009 R.E. No. 03801-125R Description of Property: Lot 5, Block A, Integras Rehabilitation Phase II., as per Plat recorded in Plat Book 5, Page 2, of the Plat Records of Gulf County, Florida. Name in which assessed: Integras Therapy & Wellness Center All of said property being in Gulf County, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the front Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida at 11:00 AM, E.T., Wednesday, the 29th day of February, 2012. Dated this 18th day of January, 2012. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Donna L. Ray Deputy Clerk January 26, February 2, 9, 16, 2012 76843S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2011-CA-000367 DIVISION: UCN: 232011CA 000367XXCICI WALTER MORTGAGE COMPANY, LLC AND MID-STATE TRUST VII, A TRUST Plaintiff, vs. JAMES G. NORRIS JR; JESSICA L. GRIFFIN; CT LIEN SOLUTIONS; Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT, PURSUANT TO THE JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE ENTERED IN THE ABOVE CAUSE, I WILL SELL THE PROPERTY SITUATED IN GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, DESCRIBED AS: EXHIBIT “X” (Legal Description) Exhitbit “B” Lot 22, Block “K”, Howard Creek Properties,

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CLASSIFIEDSThursday, February 9, 2012 The Star | B7 MLS# 243988 100 Plantation Drive, Carrabelle, FL $351,000 REDUCED Bank Owned 243816 17 Little Rive Circle, Wewahitchka, FL $9,900 Lot 244322 101 Lower Landing Dr., Wewahitchka, FL $99,900 REDUCED Riverfront 243496 148 Squirrel Ave., Wewahitchka, FL $89,900 Home 240660 249 Bonita St,, Port St. Joe, FL $34,000 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 $239,900 REDUCED 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 $ 49,900 REDUCED Deeded Beach Access 244921 10 Cape San Blas Rd, Cape San Blas, FL $49,900 REDUCED 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 SOLD 244556 112 Rosemary Court, Cape San Blas, FL $449,000 UNDER CONTRACT Jubilation Subdivision 241453 106 Sand Dollar Way, Cape San Blas, FL $739,000 REDUCED Gulf Front 239971 7750 Cape Sane Blas Rd, Cape San Blas, FL $799,000 REDUCED Gulf Front 242710 210 Sting Ray Lane, Port St. Joe, FL $23,900 SOLD 244659 400 Gulf Aire Drive, Port St. Joe, FL $119,900 SOLD 108831 512 Long St., Mexico Beach, FL $189,000 ICW Front 244604 118 41st St., Mexico Beach, FL $239,900 SOLD FOR RENT MEXICO BEACHVillas of Mexico Beach 3706 Hwy 98, New Condos Furnished, Gulf Access, on Canal Unit 301 – Furnished 3 bdrm/3ba 604 Fortner Avenue – Duplex Furnished 2 bdrm/2ba ST. JOE BEACH311 Bonnet Street 2 bdrm/2ba Coronado # 3 – 7314 W. Hwy 98, St. Joe Beach 2 bdrm/2ba Furnished WINDMARK BEACHCarr’s Bungalow#2 1 bdrm/1ba 155 Beach Street CAPE SAN BLAS/INDIAN PASSJubilation Subdivision 4 bdrm UnfurnishedPORT ST. JOE1903 Juniper Avenue 3 bdrm/1ba 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 Port St. Joe CommercialFor LeaseMarketed Exclusively by:850-229-6373Retail / Of ce Space212 Hwy 98-Town Centre Building1st, 2nd, 3rd oor suites avail; +/-1700-2250sf; $6.75-$8.75psf mod gross202 Marina Drive Centennial Bank Bldg 2nd & 3rd Floor Spaces Avail; +/-4915,000sf; $12 psf mod gross 316 & 318 Reid Avenue Of ce /Retail; +/1,700sf; Can be subdivided; $13.25psf 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 230 Reid Avenue +/756 sf; $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 Sale407 Reid Avenue+/4988 sf: 100% leased multi tenant bldg; On-site parking; $349,500401 Reid Avenue+/5400 sf: Retail space; $165,000; Avail for lease; Inquire for termsLoggerhead 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 Marina Cove; Lot 15-88x30; pad ready; $35,000 Lot 23-80x85; high-use site; corner of Marina Drive/Village PSJ 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; Also avail for lease; inquire for terms; $399,000 LEASED gross UNDERCONTRACT estaurant as,+/-3000sf,FFEincl.,.47ac, 108 S. E. AVE. A CARRABELLE, FLORIDA 32322850-697-9604 850-323-0444 www.seacrestre.comwww. rst tness.com/carrabellePROPERTY MANAGEMENT AND RENTALSRENTALS1 BR RIVER CONDO, BOAT SLIP3 Night Minimum .......................$105 PLUS DAILY3 BR 1 BA FURNISHED HOUSEMonthly Rate, Carrabelle ................................$8501 BR 1 BA UNFURNISHED APTLanark, Remodeled, Includes Water ...............$4752 BR 1 BA UNFURNISHED APTLanark ............................................................$4501 BR, SUN ROOM/DAYBEDFurnished, Lanark ..........................................$4503 BR 2 BA FURNISHED HOMEOn River, Boat Dock & Lift ............................$10002 BR 1 BA FURNISHED HOUSEOn Bay ..........................................................$10003 BR 3 BA FURNISHED CONDODowntown, 3 Night Minimum ....$105 PLUS DAILYOFFICE SPACE HWY 98 Frontage, Carrabelle ....$550 Plus Utilities Seeking hard working, go-getters for Full-time postions: Reservation Specialist & Property Inspector in a busy rental of ce. Weekends required. Insurance & bene ts package provided. Fax resume to 850.229.1707 to apply. TOUCANS IS NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR ALL POSITIONS PLEASE APPLY BETWEEN 2 & 4 Toucans Restaurant 719 Hwy 98 Mexico Beach FL 32456 Attend College Online from Home. *Medical *Business *Criminal Justice. *Hospitality. Job Placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. SCHEV certified. 877-206-5165. www. Centura Online.com unrecorded, more particularly described as follows: Commence at the Northwest corner of the Northeast Quarter of Section 6, Township 7 South, Range 8 Wet, Gulf County, FL; thence South 8938’25” East along the North line of said Section 6 for 279.59 feet to the Easterly right-of-way line of a 60 foot County Road; thence South 2424’30” East along said Easterly right-of-way line for 2615.27 feet to the Point of Beginning; thence North 7727’33” East for 218.00 feet; thence South 2424’30”East for 7.78 feet; thence South 1219’20” East for 92.64 feet; thence South 7740’40” West for 218.00 feet to said Easterly right-of-way line, thence North 1219’20” West along said Easterly right-ofway line for 92.64 feet; thence North 2424’30” West along said Easterly right-of-way line for 6.95 feet to the Point of Beginning, containing .5 acres more or less. AT PUBLIC SALE, TO THE HIGHEST AND BEST BIDDER, FOR CASH, ON February 23, 2012, AT 11:00 ET AT FRONT LOBBY OF T HE COURTHOUSE, 1000 5TH STREET; PORT ST. JOE, 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. 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 GULF COUNTY COURT ADMINISTRATION, P.O. BOX 826, MARIANNA, FLORIDA 32447, (850) 718-0026, ADARequest@jud14.fl courts.org 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 OR VOICE IMPAIRED. CALL 711. DATED: January 20, 2012 Rebecca Norris Clerk of the Circuit Court By: B.A. Baxter Deputy Clerk February 2, 9, 2012 76905S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 23-2011-CA-000048 DIVISION: WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, vs. GLASCO H. BENDER, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated December 16, 2011 and entered in Case No. 23-2011-CA000048 of the Circuit Court of the FOURTEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for GULF County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA is the Plaintiff and GLASCO H. BENDER; LORIGINE A. BENDER; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at LOBBY OF THE GULF COUNTY COURTHOUSE at 11:00 AM, on the 23rd day of February, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 7, OAK GARDENS SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 21, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA A/K/A 242 ABBY DRIVE, WEWAHITCHKA, FL 32465 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on January 25, 2012. Rebecca L. Norris, Clerk of the Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk **See Americans with Disabilities Act 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. ADA Coordinator P.O. Box 1089 Panama City, Florida 32402 Phone: 850-747-5338 Fax: (850) 747-5717 Hearing Impaired: Dial 711 Email: ADARequest@ jud14.flcourts.org F11000944 February 2, 9, 2012 77285S NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Auction 2010 Destiny mobile home, 62’ long x 16’wide. Some minor damage to the carpet but home is in very good condition. Mobile home being sold “as is” and does not include appliances, heating/ air, or duct work. The mobile home is currently owned by the City of Mexico Beach and is located in Rustic Sands Campground and may be viewed by contacting the campground’s office. Sealed bids can be sent to: The City of Mexico Beach; Attn: Chris Hubbard, Mobile Home Bid; P.O. Box 13425; Mexico Beach, FL 32410. Minimum bid will start at $10,000. Bids are due no later than 4:00 p.m. CST on February 29, 2012, with the bid opening to take place immediately thereafter. For additional information, please contact Chris Hubbard, Mexico Beach City Hall, (850) 648-5700. February 9, 16, 2012 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. YORKIE AKC Valentine’s Puppies8 weeks old, 1st shots and comes w/health certificate Male $650 Female $750 mom & dad are located on premise and come from a loving home.The yorkies will be approx. 8 lbs when full grown. Please Call 850-554-0320 Panama City Used Doors at Sandy Toes Glass. Ranging from $5 to $50. 850-229-7788Text FL96560 to 56554 St. Joe: 107 Hunter Cir. Sat Feb 11th 8-noonYard Sale2 prom dresses, size 16, baby items, girls clothes (up to 3T) paint-ball equipment jewelry & much more. Text FL96636 to 56654 GUN SHOWSanta Rosa County Auditorium, Milton, FL Feb 25th & 26th 9am -5pm call (850) 957-4952 or (850) 261-8407 General Admission $6 DIABETIC TEST STRIPS NEEDEDCall Bob (850)710-0189 Pair of antique church pews for sale each measuring 9 feet in length. $200.00 for both, cash only. Call 827-2296 Creative ServicesGraphic DesignerFor comm. print/sign bus. Job duties incl designing print, signage & marketing items, manage digital output for pre press & prod. Cust. serv. skills req. Mac OS X Adobe Creative Suite, QuarkXPress skills req. Full benefits pkg. send resume to ramseysprinting@fairpoint.net Web ID#: 34190356 HospitalityRESORT VACATION PROPERTIESAccepting applications. Full-time positions, great benefits, weekend work required. *Maintenance Technician Requires general maintenance experience, good driving record & good customer service skills. Team player, works well under pressure. *Housekeeping Office Clerk Requires prior office experience & good customer service skills. Team player, works well under pressure. Apply in person 9-5 weekdays at 123 W Gulf Beach Dr, St. George Island Install/Maint/RepairMaintenance/ CaretakerLive in/full time/$32K salary with benefits. For Destin, FL home/ hands on. Dog care. Experience and references. Background checks required. Send resumes to: PO Box 7097, Destin, FL 32540 Web ID#: 34195010 Text FL95010 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 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 ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE. *Medical *Business *Hospitality. Job Placement Assistance. Computer available. Financial aid if qualified. SCHEV certified. Call 866-467-0054. wwwCenturaOnline.com 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. Beacon Hill -2br 1ba, Part Furn, Appliances incl, CH/A, $800/mo + dep. 850-866-3811 Text FL94647 to 56654 3br Beach Home for Rent1,200 sq.ft. house for rent in MB. 3 br, 2 ba. Covered parking, fenced in backyd & stor. room. Unfurnished. Does Incl w/d, & all kitchen appl. Non-smoking. Please contact (850) 227-6188 if interested. Text FL95848 to 56654 PSJ, 3 br, 1 ba, all brick 404 Battles Street, corner lot -large yard. W/D incl $700/mo + dep. 301-265-5368 Year Round Rental. 3br 2ba 1800sqft. 4 miles from the beach on CR386. $750/mo + dep Call(850) 348-7774 Wewa, 2 bed, 1 bath central heat and air, $440mth + $440 dep. Small RV For Rent good for one person. $110 a week. Includes water, sewer & electric. Call: 850-639-5721 Wewahitchka -156 Patrick St. 2br 2ba Single Family, Fixerupper. Owner Financing or Cash Discount. $500 Down $369/mo. Call 803-978-1540 or 803-403-9555 $37,000 5 Acres near Crystal Lake on Amos Hayes Rd, property has well septic and power pole. Current survey is available. About 1.5 acres of the property is cleared. 850-271-5761 and leave a message. MUST SEE!!Wewa: 6.07 Acres surrounded by woods. Creek, pond paved road. Carport on site, 3 utility sheds, well on property. $95,000 Call 850-639-5452Text FL95480 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 ‘97 Buell S3 Thunderbolt Motorcycle, Harley Davidson Motor, runs great and garage kept, 17,000 miles. $3,500!! Call 850-271-5761 and leave a message. ToPlace Your Classified ad inCall Our New Numbers Now!Call:850-747-5020 Toll Free:800-345-8688 Fax:850-747-5044 Email:thestar@pcnh.com Email:thetimes@pcnh.com theAPALACHICOLA & CARRABELLETIMES CALLOURNEWNUMBERSNOW Classifiedcan!If you re ready to move up or are j ust starting out Classified can help you open the door to home ownership. 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B8 | The Star Thursday, February 9, 2012 PUBLIC NOTICE A Public Hearing will be held at the Planning and Development Review Board (PDRB) meeting on Monday, February 20, 2012 at 8:45 a.m. EST, and at the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) meeting on Tuesday, February 28, 2012 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. Resume the Variance Application for Baileys Crab House & Seafood Market for Parcel ID #03946-000R Located in Section 5, Township 7 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida Encroach into the roadside setback by 8 and rear setback by 12 for business improvements. 2. Development Review for Phase 1 and Phase 2 Palms at Money Bayou, LLC for Parcel ID #03179-005R Located in Section 19, Township 9 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida Development review for approval and development order. 3. Variance Application Robert & Beth Donehew Parcel ID #06314-105R Located in Section 23, Township 9 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida corrective action to an existing dune walkover that is not in compliance. 4. Small Scale Land Use Change Combs/ Roberts Parcel ID #00683-000R Located in Section 7, Township 5 South, Range 9 West, Gulf County, Florida Correction change for 4 +/-acres from Conservation to Agricultural. 5. Public and Open Discussion 6. Staff The public is encouraged to attend and be heard on these matters. Information prior to the meeting can be viewed at the Planning Department at 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Room 312. (Ad#2012-05) 850-769-6139 236 McKenzie Avenue Panama City, FL Stan Trappe ATTORNEY AT LAW Let Me Help You Admitted to Practice Law in Florida Since 1974 Over 35 Years Experience. 208 Reid Avenue, Downtown Port St. Joe 850.229.1111 www.BaysideFloristPSJ.com Your Full Service Wedding and Event Florist Place your order for Valentines Day Today! Your Full Service Wedding and Event Florist Your Full Service Wedding and Event Florist School News/Local By Taylor Hill On Jan. 23-25 students from school districts all over the Panhandle came together at the Florida State University Panama City campus for the Three Rivers Science Fair. Five students represented Wewahitchka High School in the seniordivision. This was the rst time in 10 years WHS has had students in a regional science fair the students were extremely excited to see what the competition would entail. The following ve students received awards from various categories: Jessica Smith received the U.S. Army Award for an outstanding science project for The Glucose Intake of Goats project and got the U. S. Army Award for an outstanding science project, and an invitation to extend her project over the summer through Auburn University and 4-H af liates; Kayla Wood on The Durability of Paper Towels went home with the U. S. Army Award for an outstanding science project, and an Honorable Mention in the Physical Sciences Category; Devan Holy eld with Dog vs. Human Saliva was awarded with the Mu Alpha Theta Award for the most challenging, original, thorough, and creative investigation of a problem involving mathematics; Alexa Allison on Color and Taste was also rewarded with the U. S. Army Award for an outstanding science project; Shelby Wood had many awards for her project on Red Bulls Effect on Heart Rate. She recieved second place in the Biological Sciences Category, the Bay County Islamic Society Award for Excellence and $50, and the Of ce of Naval Research Award for Excellence and $50. Shelby will be traveling to the Florida State Science and Engineering Fair in Lakeland on April 3-5. Congratulations to all of our ve competing students and good luck to Shelby at State. Star Staff Report The Florida Department of Education works with the school districts state-wide to gather information on how well our schools are partnering with parents of students with disabilities. Your responses help guide efforts to improve services and results for children and families. For 2011-12, the state target for the percentage of parents to report that schools are facilitating parent involvement in their childrens school is 52 percent for parents of preschool students and 42 percent for parents of K-12 students. If you havent already, please help Gulf County Schools to exceed these targets by completing the con dential survey for the 2011-12 school year at www.esesurvey. com. Hard copies of this survey are available upon request. Please call 229-1492 for Port St. Joe Schools and 639-6840 for Wewahitchka Schools to request a hard copy. Star Staff Report The U.S. Navy will inspect the Port St. Joe High School Naval Junior ROTC (NJROTC) Program beginning at 9 a.m. E.T. on Thursday, Feb. 16. Commander Michael L. Egan, U.S. Navy will preside. CDR Egan is the Commanding Of cer of the Naval Diving and Salvage Training Center at the Naval Support in Panama City. This required evaluation is a major input in determining the effectiveness of the NJROTC Program and is, therefore, the most important Navy day of the school year. Part of this daylong event includes a formal military formation, personnel inspection, drill demonstrations and a pass-in-review. All former Cadets, Veterans, Cadet Parents and interested individuals are cordially invited to attend the ceremonial portion of this event. The program will begin promptly at 9 a.m. in the school gymnasium and will be concluded by approximately 10:15 a.m. We ask that guests arrive no later than 8:50 a.m. to avoid disruptions. Your presence will add much to the days events. Of particular note is that this inspection and review marks the 35th anniversary of the NJROTC Program. The NJROTC program is a citizen and leadership training program cosponsored by Gulf County Schools and the U.S. Navy. Enrollment is open to all students attending Port St. Joe Junior/Senior High School in grades 9 -12. For information regarding this and other events sponsored by the Port St Joe NJROTC, please contact LCDR Marty Jarosz or Senior Chief Wayne Taylor at 2296177. Panama City, FL The Visual & Performing Arts Division of Gulf Coast State College presents the world premiere stage adaptation of The Big Goodbye, based on the novel by Wewahitchka author Michael Lister. Walk the mean streets of wartime Panama City, Fla., with Jimmy Soldier Riley, a wounded, woman-haunted knighterrant. This noir crime drama is stylish, retro, and highly entertaining. Directed by Jason Hedden, the play features GCSC theatre students, alumni and community actors. Performances will be held in the Amelia Center Theatre Lab on Feb. 17, 18, 24 and 25 at 7:30 p.m. CT and matinees on Feb. 18, 19, 25 and 26 at 2:30 p.m. Seating is limited and general admission is $10. Admission is free for GCSC students, faculty, staff and retirees with proper ID. Members of the GCSC Alumni Association will receive 50% off general admission with their current membership card. Advanced tickets are available online only at www.BrownPaperTickets.com. This production is recommended for mature audiences. For more info call 8723886 or visit www.gulfcoast. edu/arts. Star Staff Report TROY, Ala Troy University has announced its honor students for fall semester, according to Dr. Earl Ingram, Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. Full-time undergraduate students who earned a 4.0 grade point average for the fall semester are recognized on the Chancellors List, the universitys honor roll. Full-time undergraduate students who earned a grade point average of 3.65 or higher on a 4.0 scale are recognized on the Provosts List. Krista Parker of Port St. Joe was recognized on the Chancellors List. Troy University offers associate, bachelors, masters and education specialist degrees, preparing students in the elds of ne arts, communication, business, education, sciences and the humanities, applied science, nursing and allied health sciences. Troy University operates four campuses in Alabama and maintains degree programs at more than 60 campuses in 15 states and 11 foreign countries, serving almost 31,000 students worldwide. Star Staff Report Barrett Lake of Port St. Joe has been named to the first semester Headmasters List at the McCallie School in Chattanooga, Tenn. To qualify for the Headmasters List, a student must earn all As in regular courses and no grade lower than a B-plus in honors or Advanced Placement courses. Barrett is the son of Tommy and Jennie Lake of Port St. Joe. McCallie, a college preparatory school for boys, is considered one of the nations top independent schools. Port St. Joes Lake named to McCallie School honor roll Krista Parker earns honors at Troy University for fall semester Gulf Coast State College presents The Big Goodbye Back: Devan Holy eld; Front (left to right): Shelby Wood, Alexa Allison, Kayla Wood, Jessica Smith 3 RIVER REGIONAL SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING FAIR Parents: Please complete ESE parent survey ANNUAL PORT ST. JOE HIGH SCHOOL JROTC INSPECTION



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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 Classi ed deadline is Monday 5 p.m. ET 747-5020 TABLE OF CONTENTS quotequote id quote nameJUMP From Page 6AFrom page 6A Subscribe to The StarCall 227-1278For your hometown paper delivered to your home!Opinions4A Letters to the Editor5A Sports 10A Society News2-3B Obituaries 4B Church News 5B Law Enforcement8B School News 10B Legals 11B Classieds 12-13B Trades & Services14B INDEXA Freedom Newspaper Real Estate Advertising Deadline Thursday 11:00 am ET Display Advertising Deadline Friday 11:00 am ET227-1278Classified Line-Advertising Deadline Monday 5:00 pm ET747-5020 xxxx xxxxxxx 1BVISITTHESTARONLINEATWWW.STARFL.COM XXXXX XXXXXXYOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER SINCE 1937 YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER SINCE 1937 THE S TAR By Valerie GarmanStar Staff Writer M&Ms posed as life-saving vaccines at the Gulf County Health Department last Thursday as staff members successfully responded to a simulated u outbreak. Coolers full of zip-locked fun-size M&M packages were delicately distributed to different points in the community by staff members, who were required to keep the vaccines at a temperature between 35 and 46 degrees. The exercise simulated a pandemic u sweeping the nation, with the second wave of the virus projected for mid-February and a third wave looming. The mass prophylaxis exercise was designed to test the staffs capability to protect the health of the population in the event of public health emergency through the distribution of immunizations. The simulated u outbreak required members of the health department staff to receive a shipment of vaccines and disperse the vaccines at distribution points in the community to prevent the virus from spreading. We exercise frequently just to make sure were ready in case there is an incident in the community, said Clarissa Ortiz, the Thursday, FEBRUARY 9 2012 YEAR 74, NUMBER 17 By Tim CroftStar News Editor A nancial audit of the Gulf County Tourist Development Council revealed a series of de ciencies and weaknesses and an absence of internal controls on several levels. After the report was released to the Board of County Commissioners last Thursday, county administrator Don Butler suspended TDC executive director Tim Kerigan for two weeks pending board action. He did the right thing, said BOCC chair Commissioner Bill Williams. This is an unfortunate set of circumstances and I think (Butler) did what he felt he had to do. I support him, absolutely. The audit report, prepared by Roberson & Associates, P.A. of Port St. Joe and Vance CPS, LLC of Panama City Beach, has also been provided to Gulf County Sheriff Joe Nugent who will forward the information to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Do I think there was maliciousness here? No, Williams said. But everybody needs to understand we are never going to be on this course again. That is my job as a scal steward of tax dollars. Reading the report I am taken aback with the level of, what is the right word, malfeasance? And, Williams said, there is blame to be spread around, from the Tim Kerigan to the TDC board to the BOCC to the Clerk of Courts. The audit report details that the intent of the audit was not to nd all signi cant de ciencies or material weaknesses, therefore there can be no assurance that all de ciencies, signi cant de ciencies or material weaknesses were identi ed, the report reads in part. Among the more damning sections of the report pertain to compliance. Under a section pertaining to con icts of interest, the audit detailed that more than $435,000 was paid during the scal year ending Sept. 30, 2011, to related parties without review of the TDC board and some of those expenditures did not comply with county policies requiring contractual agreements and evidence of competitive bids. Williams indicated those expenses pertain to those paid to Kerigan Marketing, owned by the brother of Tim Kerigan. Kerigan Marketing was awarded a contract for marketing services for the scal year in question, but the contract, which capped expenditures at $115,000 but was never Audit takes TDC board, director to taskSee AUDIT A5By Tim CroftStar News Editor Mary Thomas was last seen on Feb. 12, 2009, at the Starlight Restaurant in Port St. Joe. Seven days later, her family, concerned of a week without contact became alarmed. Thomas smiling presence and open heart were well known in the neighborhood along the alphabet avenues. It was completely unlike her not to be in contact with family and friends and those who knew Mary Thomas would attest that by blood or not, most she encountered were family.Mary Thomas was a smiling presence around her neighborhood in Port St. Joe before she disappeared and died three years ago under circumstances that remain a mystery.Police seek help in 3-year-old disappearance, deathBy Tim CroftStar News Editor The rst phase of the replacement of some 20 miles of aged water pipes begins next week in Port St. Joe. The rst phase, expected to last 12 months and cost $2.2 million, will aim to replace 10 miles of pipe, concentrating on sections with particularly old galvanized pipes. The replacement is the rst step in addressing what has been identi ed as the No. 1 source of problems with discoloration and sentiment in water coming from taps pipes in the water distribution system that are 5070 years old. The city is totally committed to xing the water, said city manager Charlie Weston. That is our number one priority. Work will begin in Byrd Alley, which sits between Monument and U.S. Highway 98 between 11th and 16th Streets. This where we think we will have the most immediate impact, said Clay Smallwood of Preble Rish Engineers. There will be minor inconveniences as the work progresses throughout the city proper over the next year. There may be minor traf c delays as traf c ows are altered as pipe is replaced. There is also the potential for brief interruptions in water measured in minutes rather than hours, Smallwood noted as new pipes are attached to meters. We are trying to be proactive to get it done and proactive on people being aware of what we are doing, Weston said. Check back to The Star or www.star .com for updates on where pipe replacement work is moving in the coming weeks and months. This is the rst of three phases of water distribution pipe replacement the city will undertake in the next few years. The city is already working with the State Revolving Fund on the second phase, scheduled to begin next year, which would complete most residential areas of the city. The third phase, which will involve sewer and water, will focus on the commercial district in town.Water pipe replacement work begins next weekBy Tim CroftStar News Editor A Wewahitchka woman was killed in a single car accident just before midnight last Thursday. Heidi Nicole Wiley, 28, was traveling south on State Highway 71 near Canopy Road in the Honeyville area on the north end of the county when the vehicle she was driving left the road. According to the Gulf County Sheriffs Of ce, Wiley apparently overcorrected and the vehicle rolled at least once, clipped a telephone pole and ended up on its roof. Wiley, who was not wearing a seat belt, was pronounced dead at the scene. She is the third person killed on Gulf County roads in less than two weeks. County women killed in single car accident See HELP A5 Photos by VALERIE GARMAN | The StarHealth Department workers transport coolers full of M&Ms in a drill designed to prepare for a pandemic outbreak of u. By Valerie Garman the community by staff members, the population in the event of pubHealth Department tests emergency response, works toward accreditationMembers of the operations team track the movement of the vaccines to the two different points of distribution in the community. 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LocalA2 | The Star Thursday, February 9, 2012 By Valerie GarmanStar Staff Writer If you visit Richard Logan, hell tell you hes not dying today, but maybe tomorrow. Hell tell you hes 94 and suffering from congestive heart failure and last week, was told that he might not live much longer, that theres nothing the doctors can do to help anymore, and that he was almost dead last Sunday. Hell ask you if he looks like somebody whos dying as he raises his glass and sips his wine from a straw. Youll look at him and think yes, but still tell him no. Hell tell you hes vowed to not spend his last days in mourning. In his own words, Im not gonna mourn, Im gonna party. He plans on spending his last days talking, sharing stories and reliving experiences. He wants to gather his friends, drink some wine and maybe eat his favorite food, Oysters Rockefeller. Hell tell you that instead of wasting time being depressed after he heard the news, he instead called his friends and invited them over for a drink. How many people do you know that are about to die call up all the people they know and say, hey, lets have a drink, Logan asked. Hell tell you hes writing a book about his life, that he has seven un nished chapters and could probably write 30 more if he needed to. Its a book that he understands might never be nished. Hell ask his caregiver to go nd the manuscript and the caregiver will come back with a few scattered pages, out of order with some Weems Medical Center East provides primary care services, urgent care services and rotating specialty care services. Ofce hours are 8a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.Call 850-697-2345 for an appointment today! Walk-ins are welcome.Our mission is to improve the health status of the residents and visitors to Franklin County, by providing quality, compassionate, cost effective and convenient health care through community leadership and in collaboration with other healthcare organizations which serve our communities. Join us Friday, February 10, 2012 at 5:30pm for a discussion on Menopause to be hosted by Terrie Tullos, ARNP-C from North Fl Womens Care. Celebrating a life as the end nearsIm not gonna mourn, Im gonna party.Richard Logan VALERIE GARMAN | The StarAlthough Richard Logan has given away many of his possessions, a portrait of himself at age 4 still hangs on the wall at his home in Port St. Joe. At top, Richard Logan holds a pin-up photo he took during the Vietnam-era. See CELEBRATING A3

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LocalThe Star| A3Thursday, February 9, 2012 Valentines Day MenuSunset Rainbow Garden Salad Lobster and Crab Stuffed Mushrooms with a Champagne Cream Sauce Grilled Filet Mignon with a Tarragon, Rose Butter Florette Lovers Red Velvet Cupcakes with a Crme Cheese Icing850.227.7900Reservations RecommendedFor your Dining PleasureSUNSET SPECIAL DINNER FOR THE ENTIRE WEEK Reservations Recommended 850.227.7900 Reservations Recommended Overlooking Romantic St. Joe Bay The Sun Sets at 6:30 PM on Valentines Day dbutler@coastalcoverage.com Locally owned and operated Home Business Auto Health Workers Comp duplicates, and titled Age 94Too old to write? By Richard H. Logan. Hell tell you hes a World War II veteran, a journalist, an editor, a teacher and a photographer. Hell tell you many of his accomplishments have occurred by accident: his professional photography career, becoming a journalism professor and a writer and publishing his rst book were all accidents. With that, hell share with you his life story, not chronologically, but as snapshots in time, moving on to the next memory as quickly as the one before exited his mind. Hell tell you last week wasnt the rst time hes been told his time was short. In July of 1944, when he was serving in the U.S. Army Air Corps, three military doctors told Logan he wouldnt live more than a year. Sixty-seven years later, hes still here. Hell tell you hes visited more than 70 countries, often as an honorary guest of the government, and that he and his wife were once in Taiwan and Egypt. If youre lucky, hell share his old photographs with you. He began his professional career as a self-taught photographer, but later studied photography at the University of Denver, the Fred Archer School of Photography in Los Angeles and the Winoa School of Photography. He also received a Ph.D. from the University of Southern Mississippi, where he taught as an assistant journalism professor. He later taught journalism at Southwest Texas State College. Hes had nearly every type of photography job in the business hes operated professional photographic studios, worked as a photographer for publishing companies and newspapers and even owned his own advertising and industrial photography agency. His book, Elements of Photo Reporting, written by accident of course, was reviewed by the New York Times. He has kept most of his old photographs led in a dusty case. They are printed in black and white on large, stiff poster board. There are portraits of old students, pin-ups from the s and s, scenes from Death Valley and the Yucatan Peninsula, structural photos of hardware and machinery from his time in the service, and one of a perched mountain jay. The pinup photos will prompt him to talk about his younger years, which he spent drinking and chasing girls, or rather as he will tell you, the girls chased him. I wasnt going out trying to put the make on them, they were trying to put the make on me, he said. Hell share with you his mottos I had seven beers with the wrong woman, and, let the good times roll. Most of his possessions have been given away to friends and to Faiths Thrift Hut, a building he purchased and donated to the St. Joseph Bay Humane Society and named after his wife, Faith. Hes kept his framed awards on the wall from the Professional Photographers of America as well as some of his carpentry pieces and a portrait of himself when he was only 4 years old. He has also arranged to donate his house on Garrison Avenue to the church across the street once he and his wife pass. Hell tell you about the many problems with women hes had in his life. Hes been married three times, and one of those marriages lasted only four days. Hes been married to his wife, Faith, for 61 years now. Faith sat next to him last week and never spoke a word. She is 92 and suffers from dementia. Her caregiver, Scott Todd, said she does really well, but most of the time shes not there. Logan has arranged for her to remain living at home with her caregiver after he passes. Hell tell her I still love you, dear, as he re ects on their 61 years of marriage. Other than Faith, he has no family. Hell tell you hes lived his life with no regrets. Why would I have any regrets? hell ask. We all have to go to heaven sometime, Logan said. So what are you gonna do? Are you gonna mourn? Hell tell you hes had a good life. DR. RICHARD H. LOGAN III.Why would I have any regrets? We all have to go to heaven sometime.Richard Logan CELEBRATING from page A2

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Thursday, February 9, 2012 OpinionA4 | The StarSomewhere around the 17th century, the Knave in a deck of playing cards became the Jack. The Knave cards carried a Kn in the corner and could be mistaken for a King. A knave would never be mistaken for a king. Except in the case of my Knave of Hearts, he might be mistaken for a King. A knave is an unprincipled, crafty fellow. I know one, he lives in my house. This Knave of Hearts sleeps in my bed (with my wife), lounges on my sofa, watches my television and eats my food. Does that sound unprincipled and crafty? Does he sound like a king? Sounds like my problem, doesnt it? Maybe it is. It doesnt stop there. When Im gone, he trashes my house and my yard and sits and watches as someone else cleans it up. Knaves are described as rascally and sometimes as hounds. My knave is of course Doolittle, my oversized poodle who is now pushing 90 pounds. He is in his 20s in human years. This might explain his raiding of the pantry and trash. Anytime he and his miniature sister are left at home alone for a few hours they have a heyday. Recently, we came home to nd uncooked noodles, coffee, bread wrappers, trash bags and fruit on the oor throughout the house. This is upsetting, but life goes on. It happens frequently if we leave the pantry open or forget to take out the trash. My youngest daughter says it is just their way of coping. What is it that Doolittle has to cope with? He gets all of the food he can eat, water he can drink, television he can watch, a expensive mattress and a big yard. Its the loneliness. He needs us around, dogs are like that. Sometimes I think he needs me so that he can revel in the kingdom we have created for him. You know kind of throw it up in my face. Thats OK. Doolittle continues to meet me at the door and love on me and listen when I talk to him. Wow, he deserves something for Valentines Day. Being lonely on Valentines Day can be very difcult, I know that. My Daddys birthday was Valentines Day, and it was always difcult on my Mama. They went to eat at the same place every year and she continued to do so after he passed away. Hopefully, they have a Red Lobster in heaven. Then there are folks who just dont have a signicant other on Valentines. Some handle it well and others nd it hard. I enjoy reading the online version of the local college newspaper The Flat Hat. The writer at the paper gave Nine simple ways to elude loneliness on Valentines Day. The rst two were both Run Away. I think they were to different places, but it was funny. Can you run away from loneliness? Is loneliness a location? No. I think you take it with you. Logically, you cant run away from it. Loneliness is not necessarily being alone, its feeling alone. You could tear up the house like Doolittle does, it just causes a mess and most folks dont have someone to clean it up. What is the solution? You could invent someone in your head, like an imaginary friend or love. However, this doesnt work out so well. They cant really come out and play. Maybe they can if you have a really good imagination; people would be really concerned about you though. The solution? Rather than run away, you should run to. Run to your friend or friends, relatives and your pets. They are all good Valentines. Doolittle will lick your face, if you are into such things. I wouldnt recommend it; Ive seen what he eats and other things he does. Whether or not you have somebody to spend Valentines Day/night with, nd someone else share your love. Call a friend that you know who might be lonely, call your Mama and Daddy if you can and share your love. There is nothing like a Valentines card or heart cut of red construction paper or a rose made out of pipe cleaners, especially from a child. Tell lots of people you love them and if you have one that is really special, by all means get her/him something. A card, owers, candy, pearls, diamonds or a pipe cleaner rose. Its the thought combined with the I love you. If your Valentine is a dog like Doolittle, you are not supposed to feed them chocolate. Doolittle has polished off two bags of Halloween candy bars before, hes ne. Hes still a knave, but hes ne. Happy Valentines Day! Come see me at www. CranksMyTractor.com. Tommy Lake saw the eye rolls, the sideway looks, the sly smiles. He was going to have his surgery where? In Port St. Joe at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf? Not Panama City or Gainesville or Dothan? Was he, in short, out of his mind? When I told people I was going to have major surgery here, I got plenty of people asking me why I was going to do that, Lake said. But the experience was above my expectations. The experience that sent Lake to Sacred Heart had lingered for a time. Lake has gastrointestinal issues and the bouts of pain could be debilitating. One of those recent bouts sent him to the Sacred Heart emergency room. They could see when I came in the door I was in a lot of pain, Lake said, adding that volunteers and medical staff got him situated and comfortable immediately, telling him the paperwork could wait. The service was exceptional. The people were exceptional. They took good care of me and diagnosed the problems. In a short time, he was seeing Dr. Richard Brunner, the general practice physician who has worked at Sacred Heart for much of the two years it has been open. The need for immediate surgery was diagnosed. Lake had his choice it turned out to be as easy as a handshake. I believed in the hospital, I believed in Dr. Brunner and I believed in the staff, Lake said. And it was one of those things, not only did I have condence in the staff, but the logistics of being in Gainesville, with three small children and a business I had to keep going this was perfect. But as he discussed his upcoming surgery with friends and folks around town, well, the response was akin to wondering if he needed a CT scan of his brain rather than gastrointestinal surgery. I told them I am thinking of doing it here and they wondered what I was thinking, but it is right down the street from my house, I have condence in the staff and the doctor, Lake said. I am going to a new, clean hospital. It seemed right. Surgery went well as did his few days of recovery in the hospital prior to his release. They treated me like gold, Lake said. By about a day or so into it I felt like I was with family. Having that comfort makes you condent. I would barely reach for the button to ask for help and they were there literally on the spot. My family was treated like gold. The bottom line is I felt like I was being treated by family. That is pretty wonderful. As he looks back and considers his decision, Lake wonders why there was ever any doubt in his or anyone elses mind. Sacred Heart on the Gulf, for Lake, was home, literally. After the fact I am even more glad I did it there than before, Lake said. I am glad (the hospital) is there. I would recommend it to anyone who would need the services they offer there. As the hospital nears its twoyear anniversary next month, those services continue to grow, as the hospital formally dedicated a new womens center last month and accepted signicant donations toward a new cardiopulmonary unit. That growth, Dr. Henry Roberts, president of the Sacred Heart Foundation, is fueled by the community and by commitments such as the one the Port St. Joe Lions Club just completed ve years early. (See related story on Page B1) Success in fundraising efforts, particularly the annual Sportsmans Banquet, allowed the Lions Club to ofcially retire its 10-year, $50,000 pledge to the hospital last month, ve years ahead of schedule. I think that kind of thing is the local community saying thank you, Roberts said this week where he was, as usual, on the road on Foundation business. It is saying thank you for believing in us, sticking with us, doing what you said you would do. It is afrmation from the community saying thank you for following through on your commitment, so we are following through on ours. Roberts noted that commitment has dened the partnership between hospital and community from the outset. St. Joe Company donated some $7 million worth of land and upfront costs while the community raised another $3 million in private donations. As was stated in this column ve years ago after a trip to the Sacred Heart Hospital in Destin; that facility is dened by plaques that line hallways and stand guard outside rooms and attest to the communitys contribution to the hospital. No different on the Gulf. Observe the plaques around that hospital, be greeted by the warm friendly smiles of the volunteers and staff that are the rst impression of that beautiful facility and there is little doubt it is a community hospital, a home. As we raised money, we could do the kind of things we wanted to do, Roberts said, adding that money raised in the community is leveraged through Ascension Health, the parent company of Sacred Heart on a 3:1 or 4:1 ratio. Having the Lions Club step up as they did means we are able to do what we want to do sooner. For instance, look at the digital mammography and bone density equipment we were able to get through the health department and by leveraging donations from the community, Roberts said. To have that for the community was huge for us. For one proud Lion Club member, Lake, and so many others who have had lives saved and changed by a facility that has grown over the past two years, Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf is also huge. A huge collaboration of community and health care provider at a time of great economic upheaval. Sacred Heart, Port St. Joe, Gulf County you done good. That facility turning two in a few weeks is a testament, and celebration, of you.I wonder what Pam said? Keyboard KLATTERINGSThe Knave of heartsIm glad it is there TiIM CrROFtTStar news editor I was a little suspicious of the whole Valentine charade as far back as the rst grade. Miss Carolyn Blades insisted we buy each student in the class a Valentine card. It wasnt the money. Shucks, you could buy a cellophane sack full of them up at Mr. James Williams Ben Franklin Store for fty cents. I just felt a little uneasy handing Bob Edwards and Buddy Wiggleton a red shaped heart that said Be Mine Forever! We repeated this scene in Miss Dorothy Booths second grade class. Miss Belle Alexander in the third grade was just as excited as her predecessors over this exchange of cards phenomenon. A blind man could see a pattern developing here. And I was beginning to take on a healthy dislike for the middle of February. Vicki Fields could out run me in elementary school. Shed chase me down and beat on me at recess. And then, with the sweetest smile, shed lay that Youre My Valentine card on my desk. We should have been reading Sigmund Freud instead of jumping mud puddles with Dick, Jane and Spot! By junior high I was beginning to see a little promise in this holiday that pushed love and devotion to the forefront. We had discovered that candy could be substituted for cards. I wish someone had told Miss Carolyn that! We experienced the amazing goodness of a box of chocolates years before Forrest Gump came along. And, of course, by this time in my development, when I looked over my shoulder and saw Vicki closing in, I slowed down just a little bit. I wish you guys could have seen Jane Hill our sophomore year in high school. What a knockout! She had the prettiest smile and the darkest eyes and the best looking hair and the neatest walk. It was rather strange. We had been going to school together for ten years. I dont know what all of a sudden changed her! She sure didnt look like this in Miss Belles class, I guarantee you that! That little fat guy with the wings and bow and arrow had shot me right in the heart! Problem was, he had apparently missed Jane. I spent Christmas vacation shooting basketballs up at the gym with Deake Bradley and David Paschall and devising a plan to get Jane to notice me. I couldnt just walk right up to her and tell her how I felt. Oh man, shed laugh for sure! Leon could give me some good advice but I was too embarrassed to broach the subject with him. Same with my parents. Janes locker was just down the hall from mine but I couldnt think of anything intelligent to say to her. Why didnt I write a special note on those Valentine Cards I kept laying on her desk for all those many years! She stopped me at lunch one day to ask about a math assignment, I gave her the page numbers and tried to seize the moment but my mouth quit working. I stuttered and oundered and stared at the cafeteria tile. What a klutz! We both played basketball. On the out of town games the boys and girls team would ride the same bus. It was very quiet and the coaches kept us separated on the ride over but if both teams won we could mix and mingle on the ride back. I would seek Jane out, but shed be sitting with Betsy Dinwiddie or Ann Carol MaCaleb she didnt even know that I existed! Im telling you, nding the right Valentine wasnt as easy as them cards down at the Ben Franklin Store made it seem! I took a job at Janes fathers DX Service Station hoping to impress her. I pumped gas, changed oil, pulled those big tractor tires off by hand, burned holes in my shirt gluing hot Camel patches on inner tubes and wiped enough wind shields to qualify for the Windex Hall of Fame and Jane never showed up one time! If I could have gotten my hands on that little winged fat guy I would have drowned him in the water trough out back we used to nd holes in deated tubes! Pam Collins was Janes best friend. They lived practically next door to each other over on Paris Avenue. Ricky Hale was Pams rst cousin. A plan was beginning to form. I wanted to ask Jane to the Valentines dinner at the church. But I needed to know what she was going to say BEFORE I approached her. Rick, Im kinda, thinking, maybe, uh, uh, of taking Jane to the Valentine party. Would you ask Pam to talk to Jane and see what she would think of me asking her out? Ricky didnt look surprised or startled at all. Janes too skinny. Why would you want to go with her? It was the rst ght Ricky and I had had since those pillow free-for-alls back in kindergarten. I had him in a headlock and was trying to twist his neck around backwards when he agreed to talk to Pam. I have no idea what Pam said to Jane. I could only imagine. I saw Jane rst thing Monday morning beside her locker and I turned eight shades of red. I bolted down to English class without a word to anyone. There wasnt enough cards, candy or owers in the world to straighten this mess out. I was right about Valentines Day back in the rst grade! The whole thing is a sham! I wish this oor would just open up and swallow me. Ive made a fool out of myself over a silly gi Good morning, Kes, Jane accented the greeting with a slight pat on my shoulder as she headed toward her seat. You know, I could be wrong about this Valentine gig. Respectfully, Kes HUnkerNKER DOWnNKesley Colbert USPS 518-880Published every Thursday at 135 W. 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LocalThe Star| A5Thursday, February 9, 2012 WEEKLY ALMANAC ST.JOSEPH BAY APALACHICOLA BAY, WESTPASS TIDETABLES MONTHLY AVERAGESTo nd the tides of the following areas, subtract the indicated times from these given for APALACHICOLA: HIGH LOW Cat Point Minus 0:40 Minus 1:17 East Pass Minus 0:27 Minus 0:27 To nd the tides of the following areas, subtract the indicated times from those given for CARRABELLE: HIGH LOW Bald Point Minus 9:16 Minus 0:03 Sponsor the WEEKLY ALMANACCall Today!227-7847Date HighLow%Precip Thu, Feb 968 4320% Fri, Feb 1067 5120% Sat, Feb 1163 4020% Sun, Feb 1258 4110% Mon, Feb 1362 5010% Tues, Feb 1470 5630% Wed, Feb 1572 5730% AUDIT from page A1signed. County commissioners had noted during several recent meetings they had uncovered more than $200,000 worth of TDC marketing business secured by Kerigan Marketing. The audit puts the number at more than twice that. The TDC also received money from BP as part of its fine payments due to the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. The audit questions whether some expenditures were proper under the guidelines set forth in a Memorandum of Understanding between the county and BP. Finally, in the matter of compliance, the audit found that some per diem travel expenses were requested that exceeded the allowed amount. The audit also took the TDC to task for its disbursement of Marketing Grants for local events. Such grants, the audit report noted, require an application with detailed information pertaining to the economic benefit to the county, impact on tourism, etc. and subsequent documentation must include the turnout for the event, proof of advertising and if goals were met, etc. The TDC budgeted $60,000 in sponsorship grants for the fiscal year ended Sept. 30, 2011, but authorized $102,300 in sponsorship grants. Those grants were initially paid without the required documentation or accountability detail on use of the money, the audit detailed. Some grants went to for-profit organizations, a violation of the grant process which requires only non-profits are eligible. In one case, a $15,000 sponsorship grant went to a for-profit company in which a TDC board member had a financial interest. This grant was not awarded by a vote of the board, but was approved by Tim Kerigan. Some of those grant funds were also paid with BP money. The audit report questioned whether some of those grant monies were awarded outside the parameters of the MOU between the county and BP. The audit report also lists a series of material weaknesses, a deficiency, or combination of deficiencies, in internal control such that there is a reasonable possibility of material misstatement concerning financial statements. They included that TDC personnel were unfamiliar with county ordinances and state laws that govern the operations of a TDC: the TDC board did not exercise oversight responsibility over expenditures from the TDC Trust Fund; disbursements from the TDC did not comply with county purchasing policies, circumventing controls established by policies from the Clerk of Courts office in its role as county Comptroller; internal control procedures were not followed and deficiencies not acted upon in a timely fashion by the BOCC; Tim Kerigan authorized and approved expenditures without TDC board approval; and Kerigan also approved invoices for payment that were not in compliance with county purchasing policies. A significant deficiency, or combination, is noted as less severe than a material weakness, but the auditors believed several important to merit attention. First, the county had not updated the ordinance authorizing the establishment of the Tourist Development Tax and Council since 1998. No mechanism exists to review and update the ordinance as operating changes merit. Also, certain expense reports for travel were approved by county administration that were not properly completed and did not contain all required documentation. This report validates my initial concern that fiscal oversight and sound judgment was not there, Williams said. Williams and Commissioner Ward McDaniel in particular have been outspokenly critical the past few months about how the TDC and its executive director were doing business. He noted that a series of checks and balances should be in place to ensure adherence to proper governance of the TDC, from the executive director to the TDC board to the BOCC to the Clerk of Courts. The checks and balances with this individual (Tim Kerigan) were not followed, Williams said. I want each commissioner to discuss these findings with Don Butler so they fully understand what has been going on. This is a culture that has been allowed to exist far too long. Williams said he would ask the countys legal and financial teams to examine the audit report findings and address with the proper outside parties the FDLE or BP task force questions raised in the audit. While acknowledging he was just one vote and all commissioners had yet to see the audit report, Williams suggested that he would ask all current TDC board members to resign immediately and re-apply, starting a clean slate. And he said the actions of Tim Kerigan had risen to a level where significant discipline, be it suspension or termination, was warranted. TESTS from page A1health departments public information ofcer. This lets us prepare for anything. Each of the 15 participating staff members wore reective vests relaying their position in the exercise and carried a walkietalkie for constant team communication. Voices over the radio channeled the exact movement of the vaccines, from the arrival of the package to the transport to the two points of distribution at the Gulf County Senior Citizens building and Port St. Joe Elementary School. Ortiz said the exercise results will help the department draw up a nal emergency operations plan, with this particular plan moving towards Project Public Health Ready (PPHR) accreditation. The state PPHR accreditation recognizes county health departments as prepared to respond to all health hazards the community might face. PPHR is a partnership program between the Florida Department of Health, the National Association of County and City Health Ofcials and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Florida was the rst state to coordinate the national program on a statewide level. Here, were working toward a particular accreditation, Ortiz said. We will go through a series of exercises and eventually construct a (nal emergency operations) plan. We always have a current plan, but we update frequently. Currently, 33 counties in Florida are recognized through PPHR and Gulf County hopes to soon join the list. We try to exercise more than once a year, said health department administrator Marsha Lindeman, who was the incident commander of the exercise. This is an internal exercise testing the staffs ability to function and to communicate successfully with each other. Lindeman said although the exercise was internal, it was also communicated to the Gulf County Sheriffs Ofce and Gulf County Emergency Operations Center. In the next exercise, Lindeman said external county departments will be directly involved. Its important that we dont let our guard down, Lindeman said. Lindeman said because of these types of exercises the department was equipped to successfully handle 2009s H1N1 outbreak by establishing points of distribution for vaccines throughout the community. The real challenge of todays exercise is to maintain the temperature of this fragile vaccine, said Lindeman, who noted that the vaccines are useless if the temperature is not controlled. During the exercise, both vaccine packages were delivered to their distribution sites with temperatures successfully maintained. Lindeman said that while the community typically associates the health department as a provider of health services, they also must be equipped to handle any public health emergency. We are also public health responders, Lindeman said. Were here to ensure the safety of this community. HELP from page A1For several weeks after contacting the Gulf County Sheriffs Ofce, the family distributed and posted posters with her smiling face, urging anyone with knowledge of her possible whereabouts to contact the family or authorities. On a sunny, but oh so grim March 3, 2009, Mary Thomas body was found, within shouting distance of her home. She was not clothed, was wrapped in plastic sheeting and left in the woods roughly 40 yards from the paving of Avenue A. Authorities are asking again anybody with any knowledge of how Mary Thomas met her demise and was discarded as no human should be on the side of the road to please come forward. Weve been to A to Z and back and talked to everybody, said Sheriff Joe Nugent. We believe there is somebody in the community who holds the key to this. Nugent said investigators had honed in on two suspects early on. They remain suspects. There are no people of interest here, these are suspects, Nugent said. The two have been interviewed and been less than forthcoming, Nugent said. The case has gone cold. And with the third-year anniversary of Thomas death approaching, Nugent is trying to apply some heat. The family, he noted, is deeply frustrated by the lack of progress in the case. That was evident last year during a sentencing in a bank robbery case that involved a young man related to Thomas and her sister. After the sentencing the sister publicly expressed her deep disappointment with losing a young man to prison while those responsible for the callous way her sister died and was disposed of remained at large, directing a loud complaint toward Nugent in the courtroom. This week, Nugent said someone in the community knows how Mary Thomas came to be in those woods, alone, wrapped in plastic and it is time for that person to come forward and provide the family some closure. Anybody with any information pertaining to the disappearance and death of Mary Thomas is encouraged to call Crimestoppers at 785-TIPS, the Gulf County Sheriffs Ofce at 227-1115 or the Port St. Joe Police Department at 227-1414. We just need that one piece of evidence to solve this, Nugent said, adding that any tipster will remain anonymous. They just need the tip, Nugent said. This report validates my initial concern that scal oversight and sound judgment was not thereBill Williams BOCC Chair Commissioner ........................................ ...............

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E-mail outdoors news to tcroft@ star .com OUTDOORSwww.starfl.comSection Section A Corner of Marina Drive, Port St. Joe, FL(next to Piggly Wiggly)www.BWOsh.comYour Hunting Headquarters Corner of Marina Drive, (next to Piggly Wiggly) Your Hunting Headquarters Corner of Marina Drive, (next to Piggly Wiggly) Your Hunting Headquarters REG $1149.99SALE $849.99 REG $1149. 99 REG $1149. 99 SIG SAUER C3 1911 COMPACTFeatures CRIMPSONTRACE LASERGRIPS SIG SAUE R C3 1911 C R C3 1911 C R O MPA C T SIG SAUE R C3 1911 C R C3 1911 C R O MPA C T BWOExclusiveGET THEM WHILEYOU CAN! SALE $849. WOW! WOW! Thursday, February 9, 2012By Valerie GarmanStar Staff Writer This turtle is a seasoned traveler. After riding the Gulf Stream thousands of miles to the Netherlands, hitching a ride to Portugal, and boarding a plane to Sarasota, the Forgotten Coast is set to be the next stop on this travelers nearly 5,000-mile journey. The rare Kemps Ridley sea turtle was found stranded on a beach in the Netherlands in 2008, far from his natural habitat. Marine experts believe the turtle was cold-stunned and swept up in the powerful Gulf Stream. Rescuers from the Netherlands named him Johnny, although the sex is unclear, and transported him to Portugal for rehabilitation and later to Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota for further recovery. Johnny was released into the Gulf of Mexico in Sarasota off Lido Key on Dec. 27, equipped with a high-tech satellite tracker to reveal the breeding and feeding grounds in the Gulf of Mexico. Rick Harris has tracked Johnnys every move since his release in December. He and his wife often joked about Johnny making a trip up to Cape San Blas where the Chattanooga couple own a vacation home, and now it would appear a reality. As he progressed up the coast we jokingly would say Oh hes headed our way, Harris said. Weve got to go out and welcome him and say Hey, you should stick around. Harris and his wife have been vacationing at the Cape since 1987 and have become fascinated with the sea turtle nesting habits. He said they feel blessed to have an area that is still turtle friendly. You cant be out at the Cape without admiring the areas wildlife, Harris said. After reading Johnnys story of survival and release, which made national news in December, Harris immediately signed up to receive daily email updates chronicling the turtles movements. He has delighted in watching Johnny swim up the Florida Gulf Coast, inching closer and closer to the Cape. The turtle now appears to be hanging out in the Gulf waters off the coast of St. Vincent Island. Harris is certain Johnny will pass by the Cape sometime this week and wishes he could be there to greet him as he passes. At this age, these turtles are supposed to be in the Gulf of Mexico, said Hayley Rutger, public relations coordinator for the Mote Marine Laboratory. Every single one of them is important. Theyre one of the rarest species (of sea turtles). Rutger said Johnnys situation was as rare as his species. He was found stranded in the Netherlands cold and in bad shape and very unhealthy looking, Rutger said. We had to get special permission to get him into the U.S. We were a good place because we could treat him and tag him. We have the science and the hospital here together. It gives us a chance to monitor him afterward. Mote is one of the few facilities with permission to satellite track rehabilitated sea turtles. Its something Mote does quite often, Rutger said. Since 2005, weve been satellite tagging these turtles. Its really important because you want to know where their crucial habitat is. The Mote Marine Laboratorys sea turtle rehabilitation hospital has treated nearly 400 turtles since 1995. Ninety ve percent of Kemps Ridley nesting occurs in Rancho Nuevo, Mexico, and the turtles have also been known to occasionally nest in Veracruz, Mexico and Texas. Rutger said Johnnys trek up the coastline is a demonstration of homing behavior, an instinctual ability turtles have to return to speci c areas when they are displaced from it. As far as anybody can say, its a normal track, Rutger said. He seems to be going to where the others are. Rutger said Kemps Ridley turtles are known to hang out in the shallow waters of the northern Gulf of Mexico along the continental margin. Its a little late in the year for them to be moving, Rutger said. But it seems like hes heading where he needs to be. To follow Johnnys movements as he continues to move closer to our area visit www.seaturtle.org/tracking/ ?tag_id=113650. Page 6By Trish PetrieThe new year gives us an opportunity to re ect on what occurred during the past year on St. Vincent Island. It was a busy year for the turtles, a courting year for the wolves, and a good harvest year for the managed hunts. Federal funding cuts make it even more important for St. Vincent Island to have local supporters and volunteers to help be the caretakers of this unique wildlife refuge. The Supporters group is currently preparing for the annual meeting in February and the open house on the island in March. We hope to expand our Supporters group and our volunteers and have the pleasure of introducing St. Vincent Island to more of the local population. The Supporters Group of St. Vincent Island NWR will be holding its annual meeting from 1-4 p.m. ET on Sunday, Feb. 26 at the St. Joseph Peninsula Bay Buffer Preserve on County 30A. This is a wonderful time to join this dedicated group. The Buffer Preserve is 4.5 miles south of the junction off U.S. Highway 98 and County 30-A and ve miles north of the Indian Pass Raw Bar. The guest speaker will be Dr. James J. OBrien, Professor of Meteorology and Oceanography at Florida State University. He will discuss the effects of climate change across Florida, review the latest ideas about hurricane patterns, and give a hint about future predictions. He will also discuss the rising sea level and how El Nino and La Nina affect our Florida weather. Lunch will be provided by Paul Gant. Memberships to the Supporters of St. Vincent NWR will be sold at the door $15 for individuals and $20 for families. The nal count of turtle nests on St. Vincent in 2011 was 53 and those nests yielded 2,375 hatchlings. There were seven additional nests which were inundated and/ or washed away. This year also had the rst recorded green sea turtle nest on the island. The green turtle is much larger than the loggerheads that traditionally nest on the island. The Adopt-ANest program had about 15 participants and it will be offered again this spring. Proceeds from adoptions are used to help fund the sea turtle patrol activities. Florida Fish and Wildlife has reported a decrease in the number of nests on Cape San Blas. This decline may be the reason that the number of turtle nests on St. Vincent Island is increasing. These numbers will continue to be monitored. There are three managed hunts each hunting season on St. Vincent Island. The November hunt (Nov. 17-19) is an archery hunt and 63 hunters harvested 11 Whitetailed deer (four bucks and seven does) and ve feral hogs. The Sambar deer hunt took place on Dec. 1-3 with 103 hunters participating. Six Sambar deer were harvested four stags and two hinds along with six feral hogs. The January hunt (Jan. 19-21) a primitive weapon hunt (muzzle loader and bow) had 134 hunters participating. They harvested 27 white-tailed deer and 24 hogs. The Open House is the most popular event held on St. Vincent Island. Mark your calendars for Friday, March 30. The Open House begins at 9 a.m. (EST) and concludes at 4 p.m. The event is free of charge and you do not have to be a member of the Supporters Group to attend. The event includes exhibits, nature hikes, lectures, live music, wagon tours of the island, and snacks. Free transportation to and from the island will be provided by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The monthly island tours are once again taking reservations. All tours are on the second Wednesday of each month. The dates available before the summer break are March 14, April 11, and May 9. Our enhanced website will give you a lot of details about the tours plus a convenient place to sign up. Just click on Island Tour Sign Up. The tour is free, but participants must make a reservation on the web @ www.stvincentfriends.com and seats are lled on a rst come, rst served basis. There is a small charge for boat transportation to and from the island. Bring everything you need, including drinking water and leave only your footprints behind. This monthly column is provided by the Supporters of St. Vincent Island National Wildlife Refuge. Please visit our web page for more information and volunteer opportunities www.stvincentfriends.com and never miss an opportunity to visit St. Vincent Island. Following the trek of Turtle Johnny COURTESY OF DEBBIE HOOPER AT JOEBAY.COMSt. Vincent Island PHOTO COURTESY OF MOTE MARINE LABORATORY, SARASOTA, FLA. Medical coordinator Lynne Byrd, left, and Dr. Tony Tucker, manager of Mote Marine Laboratorys Sea Turtle Conservation and Research, released Johnny, a rare Kemps ridley sea turtle, into the Gulf of Mexico on December of 2011. Johnny was rehabilitated at Mote Marine Laboratory after washing ashore in the Netherlands in 2008. Data from Johnnys tracking transmitter shows that he has made his way to the Forgotten Coast. Johnnys satellite tracker allows researchers to track his movements. BIRDS-EYE VIEWFROM ST. VINCENT ISLAND First recorded green sea turtle nest found on the Island Freshwater InshoreBelieve it or not, the Spanish mackerel have been showing up on the beaches and in the St. Joe Marina. Most of the sh are small; however, some 20-inch sh have been reported. Silver spoons and Got-cha lures will produce Spanish and also anything else that swims. Trout invaded the marina last week also. Gulp and jigs will put you in the game! Unusually warm weather and water temps have improved the freshwater bite. Good reports from Depot Creek have been the talk of the town. Good sized crappie and shellcraker with an occasional cat sh have all been reported. No good word from Howard Creek or the big river this week. SPONSORED BY

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PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA SP O RTS www.starfl.com ASectionThursday, February 9, 2012Star Staff ReportThe Port St. Joe High School Lady Shark softball team competed in a fourteam preseason classic in Sneads last Saturday. In the rst game the Lady Sharks lost to the host team 11-1. Port St. Joe bounced back to beat Blountstown 6-0 in the second game. Stephanie Brinkmeier and MaKayla Ramsey pitched the two games, respectively. Being a pre-season classic, we played a lot of players and played them in different positions to see what positions would best suit the team, Coach Belin said. We found some areas we were strong in and areas that needed some work. Overall we are very pleased with what we saw. The junior varsity will play at North Bay Haven Charter tonight at 5 p.m. ET and again Saturday in a junior varsity roundrobin with Blountstown and Franklin County. Games begin at 1 p.m. ET. The Lady Shark varsity will open their season Thursday, Feb. 16, at home against Blountstown. Come out and support the Lady Sharks as the 2012 softball season begins.By Tim CroftStar News Editor The Port St. Joe High School soccer program has made huge strides in the ve years Coach Gary Hindley has been at the school. Playoff berths for both boys and girls have become an annual rite of the postseason the boys twice making it to the region nals before falling to Lafayette in the quarter nals this year.. The rise of the program was on full display this week as the District 1-1A all district teams were announced. The Tiger Sharks, who nished 15-3-1, placed four players on the rst team and three more were honorable mention. The Lady Tiger Sharks, 9-5-2 this season before losing in the district semi nals, placed three players on the districts rst team and one was named honorable mention. The boys making the rst team were defender Daniel May, mid elder LaGrand McLemore, mid elder Drew Lacour and forward Marcel Duarte, a freshman. May and McLemore are seniors, Lacour a sophomore. Duarte, a freshman, led the team in scoring this season. Earning honorable mention honors for the Tiger Sharks were Javarri Beachum, a junior forward, Witt Shoaf, a junior mid elder and Blaine Bush, a senior defender. Only Franklin County placed the same number of players, four, on the rst team and no other school had more than two players on the honorable mention squad. On the distaff side, the Lady Tiger Sharks had Rachel Jones, a mid elder and the lone senior on the squad, being joined by forward Christian Laine all-district rst team as a freshman goalkeeper last year and forward Allie Stripling, also a sophomore on the rst team. Only regular-season top-seeded Rocky Bayou had more players on the rst team. Goalkeeper Shannon Pridgeon, a freshman who took over full-time duties in net midway through the season, earned honorable mention honors.Star Staff ReportPort St Joe Dixie Softball registration for the 2012 season will be held from 9 a.m. to noon ET on Saturday, Feb. 11, Feb. 18 and Feb. 25 at the STAC House. Girls ages 4 to 15 are invited to play softball. Players must be at least 4 years old before Aug. 1 in order to play. Bring a copy of your childs birth certi cate to the registration. No experience is necessary. Registration fee is $60 per player. Sponsor fee is $300 per team. Softball umpires are needed as well. If you have any questions or would like to get involved, please contact: Mike Lacour at 774-6446, or email lacour6@gtcom.net.Star Staff ReportThe Wewahitchka Dixie Youth Baseball League will being conducting registration on Saturday, Feb. 11 and Saturday, Feb. 18. Registration will be held from 9 a.m. to noon CT. Registration will be held at Cox Transmission. Additional registration will also be held during the week from 3 to 5 p.m. CT at Cox Transmission. The league is for boys ages 4-14. New players need to have a copy of their birth certificate. The cost is $55 for T-ball through Majors (ages 4-12) and $75 for Pony (ages 13-14). Children need to be present at registration to be sized for their uniform. For further information, contact one of the following: Tonya Cox at 381-2933, Tracy Malcolm at 532-4886, Debbie Setterich at 841-0394, Brian Cox at 832-6009 or Cox Transmission at 639-3506.Star Staff ReportThe PSJ Dixie Youth Baseball League will be holding registration for the upcoming season on the following dates: Saturday, Feb. 11. Saturday registration times are from 9 a.m. to 12 ET. Registration time for Tuesday is 5 to 7 p.m. ET. Registration will take place at the STAC House on 8th St. Children ages 5 14 are encouraged to sign up. (Must be age ve before May 1 and cant turn 15 on or before April 30.) All new players to the league must submit a copy of their birth certi cate. For the rst time in many years, Port St. Joe is opening the Dixie Boys league for 13-and 14-yearold players. Tryouts will be held on Feb. 25 from 10 a.m. to noon ET.Star Staff ReportWewahitchka Dixie Softball will hold sign-ups for the 2012 season on Saturday, Feb. 11 and Feb. 18 at the Honeyville Sports Complex. Sign-ups will take place each day from 9 a.m. to noon CT. The sign-up fee is $50 and a copy of the childs birth certi cate is needed if she has not played before. For more information call 227-6471 or 832-8809.By Tim CroftStar News Editor As a middle school athlete, Megan Walker once observed a pole vault practice and asked Port St. Joe High School track assistant Coach Keith Chiles if she might give the sport a try. On a Wednesday afternoon, surrounded by family and friends, Walker vaulted right into the Southeastern Conference. Walker signed a letter of intent with Mississippi State on the rst day of the national signing period for college track and eld, which coincides with football. It was a hard decision, said Walker, who entertained offers from a number of schools, narrowing her choices to the University of North Florida, Eastern Michigan and Mississippi State. It was very stressful. North Florida really recruited me hard early, but everything they had was just a little bit better at Mississippi State. The (Mississippi State) coach was awesome. They are in the SEC, which means Ill be competing against the top competition. They have a good physical therapy-kinesiology program. They pretty much had everything I wanted. Walkers progress from onlooker to prodigy has been steady since middle school. She was an AAU Junior Olympic national age group champion in 2007, finished second nationally in her age group the following year and finished fourth the year after that. She won the state AAU Junior Olympic title last summer, finishing ninth at nationals. It was her second-straight state AAU title. At the Florida High School Athletic Association Class 1A state track and field meet, Walker has finished second, fourth and second, respectively, over the past three years. She is going after a state title this year, said Chiles, who specializes in coaching the pole vaulters at Port St. Joe High School. During that span, Walker has advanced from nudging past 7feet on her initial attempts in middle school to bumping up against the bar at 13 feet and easily clearing 12-6 this summer while preparing for the Florida AAU meet. They are getting one of the best jumpers in the country, Chiles said of the Lady Bulldogs. She should be at 13 feet and nationally ranked this year. She works very hard and shows great sportsmanship. She shows up at every meet and competes. As Walker noted, the University of North Florida, known for having a strong jumping program according to Chiles, recruited Walker early on. She was leaning toward the school before Chiles performed an intensive search to ensure she would have the right coaching t in college. Megans aspiration is to go to the next level, beyond college, Chiles said. She would one day like to jump in the Olympics. Chiles was familiar with Steve Thomas, who had been a coach at Florida when a previous Port St. Joe vaulting standout, Lacey Johnson, was being recruited. Johnson coincidentally ended up choosing Mississippi State, but Chiles was impressed with Thomas. When he found out Thomas was the jump coach at Mississippi State, the decision seemed ordained, despite the visit to Eastern Michigan. I dont do snow well, Walker said. I know this is the guy who can carry Megan to the next level, Chiles said. PSJs Walker signs with Mississippi StatePage 7Photos by TIM CROFT | The StarTop, Megan Walker won the Florida AAU Junior Olympic meet this summer and was pushing toward 13 feet when the summer season ended. Inset, Walker signed a letter of intent to attend Mississippi State University on a track and eld scholarship.Port St. Joe soccer dominates all-District teamsCOURTESY OF KATHY JOHNSONStephanie Brinkmeier and the Port St. Joe High softball team opened 2010 competition in a Preseason Classic at Sneads last weekend.Lady Sharks split in preseason classic SPECIAL TO THE STARRachel Jones, the lone senior for the Lady Sharks, earned rst-team all-District honors while leading the Port St. Joe girls in scoring.Wewahitchka Dixie Boys registrationWewahitchka Dixie Softball signupsPSJ Dixie Youth Softball registrationPSJ Dixie Youth and Dixie Boys registration

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Bruner Attorney Personal & Business BankruptcyOver 30 Years Legal Experience850-670-3030 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 Gun ShowFebruary 11th & 12th Panama City Panama City Fairgrounds Fairgrounds2077256Sat 9 -5 Sun 10-4C o n c e a l e d W e a p o n s C l a s s S a t / S u n 1 1 o r 2 Floridagunshows.com FREE PARKING SportsBy Tim CroftStar News Editor Putting the ball in the bucket is about as simple as it gets for Port St. Joe as the Tiger Sharks headed into district tournament play this week. The Tiger Sharks (9-16 overall, 5-7 in District 41A), faced tournament host Blountstown on Tuesday night in the opening round of the district tournament with top-seeded West Gadsden, which had a bye in the opening round, awaiting the winner for a 7 p.m. ET matchup. The championship game is 7 p.m. CT on Saturday. The nal week of the regular season was a microcosm of the entire schedule for the Tiger Sharks when they are ef cient shooting and handling the ball, there is success, when not shooting or handling the ball well, not so much. Were at 0-0 right now entering the playoffs, that is what I told the kids, said Port St. Joe coach Derek Kurnitsky. We start over from here. Everybody has the same record. If we can make shots well be a tough out. If we cant, we are in trouble. The Tiger Sharks began last week with a 58-44 win over Wewahitchka. Port St. Joe stumbled a bit early, but the Tiger Sharks were up nine at halftime and pushed the lead from there, having one of the rare games this season in which the Tiger Sharks have scored in double digits every period. When we score points, hit our layups, hit our shots, we become a good ball club, Kurnitsky said. Chad Quinn led the Tiger Sharks with a season-high 15 points and Natrone Lee (14) and Alex King (11) also scored in double digits. Arion Ward and Ramello Zaccarro each scored six points, Jarkiece Davis had four and Caleb Odom two for Port St. Joe. Two nights later, the Tiger Sharks were at home to Tallahassee FAMU and the offense struggled in a 52-39 loss. We must have missed 10 layups, shots right there, Kurnitsky said. The game was a close low-scoring affair before FAMU scored 20 of the nal 33 points to pull away. King led the way for Port St. Joe with 13 points. Davis added nine, Lee six, T.J. Williams four, Zaccarro three and Odom and Ward had two points apiece. The regular season ended last Saturday at Bay High where the Tornadoes controlled things from start to nish in a 60-36 Bay High win. Lee had 11 points and King 10 to lead Port St. Joe. Odom had ve, Davis four, Zaccarro three, Ward two and Quinn one for Port St. Joe.Offense key in district tourney for Port St. Joe Star Staff ReportThe Wewahitchka High School boys basketball team (8-14 overall, 5-7 in District 1-1A, opened district tournament play on Tuesday against Vernon in a tournament hosted by Ponce de Leon. The Gators are led in scoring and rebounding by Raheem Wright, who is averaging a double-double per game. Wright is scoring 16 points a game and hauling in 11 rebounds on average. Sebastian Quentin and Theryl Brown also average double gures in points, each averaging 11 points per game. Quentin leads the team in assists at 3.5 per game with Brown averaging 2.5 assists per game. The Gators are seeking at least a second place nish in the district tourney, which concludes with the championship game on Saturday. The top two teams in each district advance to regional play.Wewahitchka opens district hoops playStar Staff ReportThe St. Joseph Bay Golf Club is having a fun twoperson, net best-ball tournament. It will be held at 1 p.m. ET on Sunday, Feb. 12. If not familiar with this type of tournament, there will be a sample scorecard to help you. The cost for members is $25 per person and $37 for each non-member, including cart and prizes. The prize money will be determined by the number of teams playing ( rst place, 50 percent; second place, 30 percent and third place, 20 percent). Pick your own partner, or singles with veried handicaps are welcome, and we will nd you a partner. Please sign up in the Pro Shop, or call 227-1751 for more information. We are located at 700 Country Club Road, just off of 30A. There will also be a sh fry the same day to raise money for new window treatment in the Meeting Room. The cost to players is $8 and $10 for non-players. We will start serving at 11:30 a.m. ET for those of you that would like to eat before you play, or eat up to 6 p.m. after you golf. The menu will be sh, hush puppies, Cole slaw, baked beans, and a drink. A cash bar will also be available. What better way to celebrate Valentines Day? Come out, play golf, have a great meal, and see what great condition the course is in.Star Staff ReportThe Callaway Arsenal Soccer Club will be holding tryouts from 2-5 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 12 at the Callaway Sports Complex, for three competitive teams (ages 12-18) it will be forming for this Spring season. There will be a Boys High School-aged, a Girls High School-aged, and a co-ed Middle School-aged team. They will train on Tuesday and Thursday nights throughout the spring at Callaway, running from March through May. Former professional coach and current boys and girls coach at Port St Joe High School, Gary Hindley, will oversee the coaching of all three teams. They will be registered with U.S. Club Soccer. VALENTINES DAY GOLF TOURNAMENTCOURTESY OF VALERIE CLAYTONPort St. Joe honors 2011 football team Club soccer tryouts

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COMMUNITY www.starfl.com BPage 1Section Thursday, February 9, 2012Star Staff Report Dr. Frank D. May of Port St. Joe has a unique Valentines Day present for the needy of this area. Since the mid-90s, Dr. May has provided free dental treatment for Valentines Day at his of ce. To schedule an appointment, please send or bring by a letter to Dr. Mays of ce giving a brief description of your dental needs, and describe your situation that makes you a good candidate for this bene t. Send the letter to Dr. Mays of ce at 319 Williams Ave, Port St. Joe, FL 32456. Please, no phone calls. Be sure to include your telephone number so we can contact you to schedule an appointment. Dr. May will see 20 patients in need of dental treatment, and hygienists Anealia Bush and Linda Wright will see eight to ten patients. The ofce hopes to serve as many as 40 patients. Patients must be at least 12 years of age, and accompanied by a parent or guardian if under the age of 18. Treatments provided will include cleaning, x-rays, llings, extractions, diagnostics and pain control. Dr. May and his staff participate in Dentist With a Heart because they wish to impact people who otherwise could not afford to see a dentist and help those people save their teeth, as well as relieve them of any discomfort they might be having. Our of ce cares about this community and would like to give those in need of our services, their smiles back!Star Staff Report The public is invited to come and view a photography exhibit displaying the winners of the rst annual Friends of St. Joseph Bay Preserves Nature Photo contest. The photos will be on display at the Preserves Center at 3915 State Road 30A in Port St. Joe through Saturday, Feb. 11. There will also be a closing reception for the exhibit Saturday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. ET where patrons can view the photo exhibit and meet the photographers. Light refreshments and Hors doeuvres will be served. All photo contest proceeds bene tted the Friends of St. Joseph Bay Preserves. In addition to raising funds for the Friends and raising public awareness of the Buffers existence, the group hopes the photos showcasing the natural beauty of St. Joseph Bay and its surrounding region will inspire people to protect the natural areas and heritage of St. Joseph Bay. Star Staff Report The Port St. Joe Lions Club made good on its $50,000 commitment to the Sacred Heart Foundation on Jan. 11 as members presented the final $25,000 check to Roger Hall, President of Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf, and Sacred Heart Foundation President Henry Roberts. (See related article A4) The check is an acceleration of a 10-year, $50,000 pledge the Lions Club made to the foundation during the initial $2.5 million fundraising effort to support the construction and technological outfitting of the hospital. Thanks to the great success of the Sportsmans Banquet, the Lions were able to complete their $50,000 pledge five years ahead of schedule. The donation will be deposited into the general fund of the Sacred Heart Foundation and will be used exclusively for the support of Sacred Heart on the Gulf. The Lions have had the Sacred Heart cafeteria named in honor of the donation. By Valerie GarmanStar Staff Writer Jay Smith, standing in front of two crumpled vehicles, warned the audience of students beforehand. Were going to do something very serious here, said Smith, a crime scene investigator for the Gulf County Sheriffs Of ce. Im going to talk about some things youre not going to be very happy about. Im going to talk about real life. High school students from across Northwest Florida watched in horror Jan. 28 as Smith narrated a mock-crash in the parking lot of Port St. Joe High School. The students, representing high schools from Pensacola to Tallahassee, gathered at PSJHS for the third regional student government conference of the school year. A crash only takes seven-tenths of a second to happen, Smith said, motioning toward the head-on collision of a pickup truck and small car staged behind him. The mock crash rendered the actual aftermath of a fatal car wreck, from the discovery of the accident by a passerby to the arrival of the emergency squad and rescue of the victims, to the subsequent arrest of the drunk driver who caused the accident. Deputies from the Gulf County Sheriffs Of ce were the rst to respond, followed by an army of ambulances that screeched in moments later and began to initiate rescue efforts. In the white pickup truck, things went horribly wrong, Smith said, as the paramedics covered the windows with white sheets to hide the fatalities and quickly moved on to help rescue the trapped victims of the smaller car. We do this way too many times, Smith said as an EMS worker pried the doors of the car open with the Jaws of Life, a hydraulic rescue tool used to free victims from the con nes of a car accident. Smith said in any serious accident, there is a Golden Hour, meaning the chances of survival are greater the sooner the victims are removed from the vehicle. The emergency workers freed the trapped victims and placed them on stretchers, loaded them in the ambulances and quickly screeched away. Smith asked the students to look to one side. Imagine you wake up tomorrow and shes gone, he said. And that happens far too often, folks. This is what happens day in and day out all over the U.S. and all over the world. Smith asked to students to imagine how their parents would react to losing them. Theyre lives will change permanently, and thats forever, Smith said of each person involved in the accident and their families. For those who didnt make it, the lives of their families will change forever. In Gulf County alone, three young adults have died in accidents on county roads. The survivors might face lifechanging injuries. The driver of the car walked away from the accident, but now faces serious charges of vehicular homicide and DUI and a series of lawsuits from the victims families. It ruins lots of lives, but as young adults, you can choose not to drink and drive, Smith said. You need to nd a ride home. The mock crash was only one of many activities the students participated in throughout the course of the day. It was only the second time in the last 20 years PSJHS hosted the Panhandle-wide student government conference. Its a big deal, said Joni White, the student government advisor at PSJHS. The conference was the third and last of the school year, bringing 213 students together to share ideas. In the course of the day, the students elected new district of cers, participated in swap shops and ve-minute brainstorming workshops to gain input on certain issues, and discussed and voted on proposed resolutions to be sent to the Florida Department of Education. Resolutions were submitted for discussion by district high schools and brought up debates on the Florida class size amendment, block scheduling, teacher evaluations, bathroom pass limitation, developing schoolendorsed recycling programs and allowing schools to hand out birth control to students. The conference also featured Senator Bill Montford as its guest speaker. Dentist offers free services to needy SPECIAL TO THE STARRoger Hall, President of Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf, and Sacred Heart Foundation President Henry Roberts (both center) receive a $25,000 check from the Port St. Joe Lions Club. Nature photos displayed at Preserves CenterPSJ Lions complete $50,000 pledge to Sacred Heart The mock crash rendered the actual aftermath of a fatal car wreck, from the discovery of the accident by a passerby to the arrival of the emergency squad and rescue of the victims, to the subsequent arrest of the drunk driver Deputies from the Gulf County Sheriffs Of ce were the rst to respond, followed by an army of ambulances that screeched in moments later and began to initiSmith said, as the paramedics A lesson in Photos by VALERIE GARMAN | The StarThe mock crash portrayed the aftermath of a fatal car accident using the team of local law enforcement of cers and rescue workers that would respond in a real accident situation. real lifeTop, the Jaws of Life are used by an ESU worker to pry open the car door during the mock crash. Middle, students participate in swap shops, quick, veminute brainstorming session to share ideas during the regional student government conference at PSJHS Jan. 28. Bottom, Gulf County Crime Scene Investigator Jay Smith narrates a mock crash at Port St. Joe High School during a regional student government conference Jan. 28.

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B2 | The Star Thursday, February 9, 2012 OFTHEWEEKPET St. Joseph Bay Humane Society Qualications: Expertise in: Now Accepting AppointmentsCall Toll Free 888-681-5864 For more info www.seclung.com Lung Disease SpecialistRob Garver, MDNow Seeing Patients in Port St. Joe NOW BCBS-FL IN-NETWORK PROVIDER THURSDAY & FRIDAY NIGHTSPECIALS 6:00 8:30HOURS: 236ReidAve (850) 229.7121 SCALLOPS, CRABS, SHRIMP & FISH BURGERS: WITHFF CHICKEN FINGERS: WITHFF SHRIMPSPECIAL:FF,COLESLAW, OR Above orders served with:FF, BAKEDPOTATO, SALAD AND BREAD Society Special to The StarThe feral cats in Port St. Joe want to say thanks to those humans who have fed us and provided us some shelter. As you know, times are tough, here on the streets especially. We also want to let you know that there is help available for us. Through a new organization called Fix-A-Cat, the Port St. Joe Alley Cats Team is providing a free spay/neuter program for the feral cats in the area. The St. Joseph Bay Humane Society also has a spay/neuter program. If you are taking care of a feral cat, you can help control overpopulation by trapping them and bringing them to the humane society. For more information about what you can do to help, call the Alley Cats Team at 850-229-1560 or the St. Joseph Bay Humane Society at 850-229-1103 ( SJBHumaneSociety.org).Star Staff ReportThe St. Joseph Bay Golf Club is having a Fish Fry on Sunday, Feb. 12, to raise funds for new window treatment in the meeting room. The Ladies Golf Association and individual members have pledged funds for this project, and the Fish Fry will hopefully raise the balance of the funds. Serving will start at 11:30 a.m. ET and go until 6 p.m. ET. The menu includes sh, hush puppies, cole slaw, baked beans and a drink. A cash bar also will be available. A golf tournament will be going on that same day. See sports section for more information. If you play in the tournament the price of your dinner is $8 and $10 for non-players. This dinner is open to the public, and you do not need to play golf in the tournament. We hope you will come out for a great meal, meet some friends and see what great shape the course is in. You may purchase tickets ahead of time at the Pro Shop or call 227-1757. The St. Joseph Bay Gulf Club is located at 700 Country Club Road just off County Road 30A.St. Joseph Bay Golf Club hosts Valentine sh fry fundraiserCONTRIBUTED PHOTOThe GFWC Wewahitchka Womans Club Inc. recently was recognized for its 75th anniversary. Club members, from left, are Club President Laura Baxley, Dianne Semmes, Patty Fisher, Teresa Lykins, Carol Vlahos and Susan Holmes. The Wewahitchka Womans Club is one of the oldest clubs in the GFWC Federation. WEWAHITCHKA WOMANS CLUB TURNS 75KINGSLEY MAKENZIEKingsley MaKenzie turns 3Join us from 2-4:30 p.m. ET Saturday, Feb. 12, for sparkly make-up and fancy hats, boas and tutus, now fancy that. A magical soiree its sure to be as Kingsley MaKenzie turns 3. We plan to celebrate this at the Centennial Park with a Special Dance Lesson from Mrs. Barbie Sabins, a Make-up and Posh Polish event with Carla Wiley and a Fun & Sassy Photo shoot with Juice box photographys Hilary Patterson. We will enjoy beautiful and posh decor by Lynne Carr, and we will end with a Fancy Nancy book as we enjoy a Special story time with our local Librarian Mrs. Paula Boone. We love you so much! Love Mom, Dad, Keaston and Jacob, GrandMomma, Grand Daddy, Paw Paw and Mee Mee, aunts, uncles and the rest of the gang Happy, happy birthday, baby!!!Jacob Hopper is turning 10Jacob Hopper is turning 10 this Feb. 12. He will enjoy an intimate birthday party this Saturday before he and his family along with friends head to Walt Disney World to celebrate his birthday with a bang. Jacob is in for a thrill of a lifetime. We love you so much! Love Mom, Dad, Keaston and Kingsley GrandMomma, Grand Daddy, Paw Paw and Mee Mee, Aunts, Uncles and the rest of the gang Happy, happy birthday, baby!!!JACOB HOPPERWeldon turns 90On Feb. 6, Bill Weldon turned 90 years old. When asked if he had any advice to pass on to those younger than him, he simply said, Let the Lord be your guide. Happy birthday, Bill!United Way free tax return preparationThe United Way in partnership with the Washington Improvement Group will offer free income tax return preparation through April 15. Each year, many dont have access to affordable tax preparation services or are unaware of programs like the Earned Income Tax Credit that can put hundreds of dollars back in your pocket. If you made $50,270 or less last year you qualify for free income tax preparation. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance sites will be the Gulf County Senior Citizens Association Center at 120 Library Drive in Port St. Joe and the WIG Complex at 401 Peters St. in Port St. Joe. The hours at the Senior Citizens Center are 1-6 p.m. ET each Thursday, by appointment only. Call 229-1642 to make an appointment. At the WIG Complex, hours are 1-6 p.m. ET each Tuesday and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the following Saturdays: Feb. 11, Feb. 18, March 7 and March 14. PHP free tax return preparationVolunteers with People Helping People of Gulf County will offer free tax return preparation from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. ET on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays through April 15. People Helping People, a non-pro t organization, is at 2010 Parker Ave. in Highland View. For more information, call 229-5262.Amateur Radio Society to offer license examsThe Gulf Amateur Radio Society will be providing license exams at 10 a.m. ET Saturday, Feb. 11, at the EOC Building in Port St. Joe, behind the Gulf County Courthouse. Those interested in getting a ham license or upgrading a present license should call C.H. Tillis at 850-648-8251 for details and registration. Society BRIEFS Help control the feral cat population in Port St. Joe BILL WELDON

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However, prolonging treatment increases complications and pain. 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. Schuler footcareforyou.com DIABETICS: Medicare wants you to have a yearly foot exam in order to avoid infections & amputations. As a diabetic, you may also qualify for therapeutic shoes. Dr. Schuler has been treating diabetics for 37 years. School News Pre-kindergarten-Corban Butts, kindergarten-Elyse Williams, rst grade-Kaiden Pitts, second grade-Aleah Grindle, third grade-Landon Miles, fourth grade-Jaheim Ash, fth grade-Bryanna Kinney, and sixth gradeLillie Whit eld. Bus Riders of the Week: Ciara Glenn, Tallis Assi, Davis Varnes, and Krista Taylor.Special to The StarCalling all parentsFaith Christian School invites you to join your star student for a Day at School. Watch your child embrace the learning process as FCS teachers engage him or her through inspiring lessons and classroom activities. Check in at the of ce and join your child in his or her daily routine. Stay as long (or as little) as you like. Join your child for lessons, lunch and/or recess. Studies have shown that when parents participate in the educational pprocess, the students success rate is much higher. Feb. 21-24 is your chance to make a difference.By Clay Raf eld and Caroline RishGeneral Information: Yearbook prices will never be lower. Purchase your 201112 yearbook now for 25 percent off of the regular price. The sale price is only $45. Contact Mr. Taylor in Room 718 for an order form or order online by visiting the school web page at http://psjhs-gcs.schoolloop. com. The book this year covers all grades 7 -12 at the Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School. Dont miss out YEARBOOK IT! Sale price ends on Feb. 15. On Saturday, Jan. 28, the Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School Student Government hosted a District 1 meeting. We had over 250 people in attendance from Pensacola to Tallahassee. At this event the delegates went to a workshop type event called Swap Shops and then, they witnessed the Gulf County Sheriffs Department perform a Mock Wreck to raise awareness of texting and drinking while driving. The guest speaker was state Sen. Bill Montford. It was a huge success. Mrs. Joni White was chosen as Student Government Advisor of the year. We received nothing but compliments all day. We would just like to say a big thank you to everyone who helped make this possible! Congratulations to our very own Wanda Nixon on being named School Support Person of the Year for the entire county. Way to go Mrs. Wanda! Port St. Joe NJROTC will be holding their Annual Inspection and Review Thursday, Feb. 16, at 9 a.m. All are invited to this impressive event. The Reviewing Of cer this year will be CDR Michael Egan, the United States Navy, the Commanding Of cer of the Naval Diving and Salvage Training Center at the Naval Support Activity Panama City. Please come and help celebrate our 35th year of Commissioning. Come see these impressive young men and women in action. Feb. 23 Black History Program at 9 a.m. ET. Guest Speaker Stephen Osborne; the public is invited. Stephen is a graduate of Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School, class of 1978. He was born in Apalachicola on Sept. 11, 1960. Stephen is the son of the late Charles A. Osborne and Ometa Hurd Osborne of Port St. Joe. After graduation, Stephen attended Florida A&M University as well as entered into the U.S. Army. During his tenure in the U.S. Army (20 years), he served in numerous leadership capacities in the U.S., as well as various other countries, including Germany, Korea, France, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Botswana and Somalia, Africa. Stephen also enrolled in the Soldiers Opportunity College (SOCAD), accumulating the credits required to complete his degree, attending the University of Maryland throughout his military career.Upon retirement from the U.S. Army in September 1999, Stephen was employed as a contractor for the Systems/Network Engineer within the Department of Defense and State Department in Washington, D.C. He was also assigned to the Pentagon during the attacks of 9-11. After numerous years working in the Washington, D.C. area, Stephen created his own IT consulting rm, providing employees for government contracts, as well as employees with Headquarters, Bank of America and Duke Energy in Charlotte, N.C., where he presently resides. Stephen is married to Derial Rhodes (Fennell) Osborne of 28 years and has two sons, Stephen Atrial Osborne (Sophomore N.C. A&T Law) and Isaiah Charles Osborne (JM Alexander Middle School). Cap and gown photographs will be taken on Wednesday, Feb. 15. There will be a $15 sitting fee for these photographs. If you desire for your student to take cap and gown photographs, please have them contact Coach Taylor in Room 718 to sign up for a sitting time. Photographs will be taken at school only on Feb. 15. ACT on Feb. 11 at Bay High School.Clubs:Feb. 17; FCA in Mrs. Knox room, Junior High.Sports:Congratulations to PSJ Cheerleaders Emerald Muniz, Lacey Strickland, Jackie Collinsworth, Jeni McLemore, Kristina Furtsenberg, Jada Quaranta, Kayla Caldwell, Kaley Wilder, Alex Scott, Sydney Owens, Jena Julian, Dantasia Welch and Kennedy Thacker (7th grade flyer) for placing fifth overall in the FHSAA competition! The cheerleaders also placed third in the semi-finals out of 27 teams. Way to go girls. You make us proud. Congratulations Megan Walker for signing with Mississippi State with a scholarship in pole vaulting. Good Job Megan! Feb. 9 JV softball at Bay Haven, 5 p.m. CT; Feb. 9 Varsity baseball vs. Maclay in Marianna at 4:30 p.m. CT; Feb 10 Boys basketball district tournament at Blountstown, TBA; Feb 11 Boys basketball district tournament at Blountstown, TBA; Feb 11 JV Softball Classic, three games starting at 1 p.m. ET in PSJ; Feb 13 JV baseball at Liberty County, 5 p.m. ET; Feb 13 Varsity baseball vs. Vernon, 7 p.m. ET; Feb 14 JV/Varsity baseball at Rutherford, 5/7 p.m. CT; Feb 16 JV/Varsity softball vs. Blountstown, 5/7 p.m. ET; Feb 17 JV Baseball vs. North Bay Haven 4:30 p.m. ET; Feb 17 Varsity baseball vs. Graceville at 7 p.m. ET.Star Staff ReportThe High School High Tech Club at Port St. Joe High School conducted a food drive in January as their community service project. The students went door to door on Jan. 28. The Bridge and the St. Joseph Bay Country Club had additional drop off points. Almost 500 pounds of food were collected and delivered to the food pantry at People Helping People. We want to thank the community for its generous support, as well as the Piggly Wiggly for donating collection bags, Erika White of People Helping People, who came to the school and spoke to the students about the importance of volunteerism and The Bridge and the St. Joseph Bay Country Club for being generous supporters of this food drive and our overall program. DAZZLING DOLPHINSHSHT drive collects 500 pounds of food READ MOREMore school news on Page B8

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FAITHPage B4 www.starfl.comWell, the Super Bowl is over. Over 90 million people watched the New England Patriots and the New York Giants battle it out to see who could claim the coveted title as The NFL Champions for 2012. After four preseason games, sixteen regular season games and the playoff games, the New York Giants are now The Super Bowl Champions for 2012. The amazing thing is all of the hype that leads up to a 60 minute football game! The week before the big game there a so many channels from ESPN to major networks showing highlights of the past season. All of our favorite football movies from Brians Song to Rudy are shown over and over again. The night before the big game they have the NFL Honors paying tribute to those who played the game so well in 2011. Then, the day of Super Bowl XLVI nally arrives, and it is begins with a pre-game show that last even longer than the game itself. Everyone is so excited! Excited about what? Some are excited about all of the very expensive commercials that will be aired during the show. Some are excited about Madonnas halftime performance. Still others are just excited about having a Super Bowl party with family and friends. I wonder, how many of the 90 million viewers really care about who actually wins the game? In this world, its easy to get our values out of whack. Some couples do a lot more preparation for their wedding than they do their marriage. Students can care more about a grade than what they actually learned. An employee can be more concerned about getting a paycheck than earning a paycheck. In church, we can put more emphasis on a worship service than we do about serving. We can participate in the most wonderful worship service in the world, but if people are not able to see our faith by the way we treat them and other people, of what good is it? Jesus made it very simple for all of us when He was asked, What is the greatest commandment? This is what Jesus said: Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the rst and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself. All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments. (Matthew 22:37-40. NIV) If our families, the people we work with, and our neighbors dont see that love lived out in our lives, then are we just a bunch of hype? If we worship God every Sunday and it doesnt translate into our daily walk, its just a bunch of hype. We can go to church three times a week, read the Bible every day and even memorize a verse a week, but if it doesnt make us more like Jesus; it is just a bunch of hype. I John 4:8 says, God is love. We are called to do and be the same. Well, the Super Bowl was a great game and maybe it deserved all the hype it received. But bottom line, its not about the hype, its about the game. So, dont be distracted with all the hype and stay in the game! Because of Him, Pastor Mac Fulcher First United Methodist Church Port St. Joe SUNDAY FEBRUARY 19 TH 10:30 A.M.Donnie Swaggart is the only son of Evangelist Jimmy and Frances Swaggart. While Donnie carries the same evangelistic zeal and mantle that his father carries, he has a dynamic and hard-hitting preaching style that is all his own. Donnie Swaggart functions under the title of Pastor/ Evangelist, and not only travels the world in evangelistic ministry, but also serves as co-pastor of Family Worship Center Church in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Donnie Swaggart is called by God to bring the message of Pentecost to those bound by cold, formal, lifeless religion, and to reintroduce the Pentecostal re and the Pentecostal way of life to those who have never gone beyond the initial baptism experience. He is a regular speaker at the twice annual Jimmy Swaggart Campmeetings. Without fail, Donnie delivers a stirring message on the Holy Spirit on the Saturday night Campmeeting service. 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Evangelist Donnie Swaggart WEWACHURCH OF GODWEWAHITCHKA, FL 850.639.2221www.wewacog.com FEBRUARY 18, 2012 @ 7:00PM OAK GROVE CHURCH613 MADISON STREET, PORT ST.JOE, FLORIDA 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 Deborah Tuttle Wednesday: Children: 6:15 p.m. ET Youth: 6:15 p.m. ET Choir: 7:00 p.m. ET 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) Thursday, February 9, 2012This business invites you to visit the church of your choice this week.In this world, its easy to get our values out of whack. Some couples do a lot more preparation for their wedding than they do their marriage. Students can care more about a grade than what they actually learned. An employee can be more concerned about getting a paycheck than earning a paycheck.Dont get wrapped up in the hype

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The graveside funeral service was at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012, at Bethany Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Roy Matthews of ciating. The family received friends immediately following the service. Online visitors may sign the guest register at www.iveyfuneral.com. Mrs. Craddock was born Oct.7, 1932, in Bainbridge, Ga., the daughter of Arthur Earley Nichols and Mozell Phillips Nichols. She was a graduate of West Bainbridge High School, Class of 1950 and was a dedicated real estate agent, serving the Mexico Beach community for more than 15 years before retiring. Mrs. Craddock was a member of Bethany Baptist Church. Survivors include her brothers, Earl Nichols of Bainbridge, Ga., Bill Nichols and his wife, Judi, of Bainbridge, Ga.; her sister, Faye Nichols of Tallahassee, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Craddock was preceded in death by her husbands, Gene Phillips and Tom Craddock; and her son, Richard Phillips.Dorothy Nichols CraddockOct. 7, 1932 Feb. 2, 2012 DOROTHY CRADDOCK OBITUARIESHeidi Nicole Wiley, 28, of Wewahitchka, passed away Thursday night, Feb. 2, 2012, in Wewahitchka. Heidi was born on Feb. 24, 1983, in Panama City and had lived in Wewahitchka all her life. She had worked as a CAN and was of the Baptist faith. Survivors included mother and father, Martha and Charles G. Wiley of Wewahitchka; and one brother, Charles G. Wiley II of Savannah, Ga. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012, at 2 p.m. CST at Glad Tidings Assembly of God Church in Wewahitchka with the Rev. Nikki Davis and the Rev. Joey Smith of ciating. Interment followed in Roberts Cemetery in Honeyville. The family received friends on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012, from noon until service time at Glad Tidings Assembly of God Church. All arrangements under the direction of Marlon Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home in Blounstown.Heidi Nicole WileyThe Christian and The FoolThe Christian looks to the future with joy in their life. They know when this lifes over, there will be no more trouble and strife. The fool says in his heart there is no God. Ask him where hell spend eternity, when he leaves this earthly sod. Many will laugh it off and say they are happy living their life of sin. But the laughter of a fool conceals emptiness within. A life with no meaning, and no future at the end. Thats all it will be without Jesus, and a life lived in sin. But folks there is hope, Jesus is coming back again. Ask forgiveness and accept Him as your Savior and Hell forgive your sin. You will be eternally blessed and look forward to the end. The crystal river in heaven beats the lake of re, my friend. Billy Johnson Faith BRIEFS Faith/LocalThe Star| B5Thursday, February 9, 2012Living Water Church open houseThe Living Water Church will be having an open house Saturday at its new building at 1602 U.S. Highway 98, across from the El Governor Annex. The church recently purchased the building in order to launch a new Life Tree Caf, a community-oriented caf that aims to gather people to explore life and faith. The public is welcome to attend the open house from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. CST for snacks, coffee and drinks and tours of the new facility. The Living Water Church has a service on the beach on the second Sunday of every month and will begin offering weekly Sunday services in April. For more information on the church or open house, call Pastor Ted Richter at 850-890-1424 or visit the website at www. livingwateratthebeach. com. Red and White evening of WorshipThe public is invited to attend a Red and White evening of worship at 6 p.m. EST Saturday at the Washington Improvement Center on Avenue D in Port St. Joe. The event is sponsored by Showers of Blessings Outreach Ministry in Tallahassee, with Mother Evangelist Stella Stallworth as the conference supervisor and Evangelist Pinkie Patterson as the program chairperson. The program will focus on the greatest gift of them all: love. Pot roast at FUMC of Mexico BeachFirst United Methodist Church of Mexico Beach, on N. 22nd Street, will have a Valentines Day pot roast dinner on Feb. 14. There will be two seatings, 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. CST. Tickets are a $10 donation. Dine in or take out. Call 648-2248, 899-0004 or 648-4041 for tickets.St. James Episcopal Pancake SupperSt. James Episcopal Church, 800 22nd Street in Port St. Joe, will have its annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper at 5 p.m. EST Tuesday, Feb. 21. Cost is $3 per plate. Everyone is welcome. Bridge at Bay St. Joe wins prestigious honorStar Staff ReportThe Bridge at Bay St. Joe recently was named a Program of Distinction by the Alzheimers Foundation of America. The organizations Excellence in Care program named the Bridge at Bay St. Joe a dementia care program of distinction after the facility successfully reached the standards of excellence in care the program requires, according to a press release from the Alzheimers Foundation of America. A plaque was presented to the Bridge at Bay St. Joe in December of last year, recognizing the facility as a model of dementia care in the North Florida area, the release said. The Bridge at Bay St. Joe also will appear on the foundations Excellence in Care website. The Bridge at Bay St. Joe continues to educate its stakeholders and provide support to families through a monthly support group. Local Beekeeping Course well attendedBy Roy Lee CarterCounty Extension DirectorMonday night, Jan. 31, Beekeeping in the Pantion. Beekeeping in the PanHealth Department welcomes new dentists in two locationsStar Staff Report February is National Childrens Dental Health Month. If you have a baby or toddler, you may have questions about thumb sucking, your childs rst dental visit or how and when to clean your childs teeth. Dr. Carl Juliao and Dr. Gaponiuk urge you to make an appointment today to learn about when children should have their rst dental visit, ways to prevent early childhood caries, when to expect changes from primary to permanent teeth, proper brushing and ossing techniques, thumb sucking, dental sealants, choosing the right mouth protector for active children and adolescents, and teaching t heir children to say no to tobacco. Parents need regular dental examinations and the Gulf County Health Department Dental Department provides dental care to all ages. Teeth are meant to last a lifetime, and a healthy smile is important to a childs selfesteem, Dr. Juliao said. Im excited to become part of the great dental team here at the Port St. Joe dental clinic and to work together with families in caring for their smiles, Dr. Gaponiuk. Call today for an appointment: 227-1276, ext. 160 at Port St. Joe and 639-4414, ext. 100 at Wewahitchka. DR. CARL JULIANO DR. MARK GAPONIUK

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B6| The Star Thursday, February 9, 2012 CLASSIFIEDS 76416S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 23 2009 CA 000503 DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR HALO 2007-2, Plaintiff, vs. DIANE M. ZIMMERMAN, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated January 5th, 2012 and entered in Case NO. 23 2009 CA 000503 of the Circuit Court of the FOURTEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for GULF County, Florida wherein DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR HSI ASSET LOAN OBLIGATION TRUST 2007-2, MORTGAGE PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-2, is the Plaintiff and DIANE M. ZIMMERMAN; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at LOBBY OF THE GULF COUNTY COURTHOUSE at 11:00AM, on the 9th day of February, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: THAT CERTAIN TRACT, PARCEL OR PLOT OF LAND LYING WESTERLY OF STATE ROAD 30 (U.S. HIGHWAY 98) IMMEDIATELY IN FRONT OF AND ACROSS THE, RIGHT WAY LINE OF STATE ROAD 30 AND GULF STREET IN YONS ADDITION TO BEACON HILL, FLORIDA, AS IF THE NORTH AND SOUTH BOUNDARY LINES OF GULF STREET WERE EXTENDED TO THE SEASHORE WESTERLY OF STATE ROAD 30 (U.S. HIGHWAY 98), AND BEING A STRIP OR PARCEL OF LAND 70 FEET IN WIDTH AND EXTENDING FROM THE RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF STATE ROAD 30 TO THE HIGH WATER MARK OF THE GULF OF MEXICO, AND INCLUDING RIPARIAN RIGHTS; THE LOT BEING UNNUMBERED LOT DELINEATED ON THE MAP OF YONS ADDITION TO BEACON HILL, ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 6801 HWY 98 SJB, PORT ST JOE, FL 32456 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on January 11th, 2012. Rebecca L. Norris Clerk of the Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk **See Americans with Disabilities Act 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. ADA Coordinator P.O. Box 1089 Panama City, Florida 32402 Phone: 850-747-5338 Fax: (850) 747-5717 Hearing Impaired: Dial 711 Email: ADARequest@ jud14.flcourts.org Feb 2, 9, 2012 76378S NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT AMERICAS MINI STORAGE AND OFFICE, INC., INTENDS TO DISPOSE OF OR OFFER FOR SALE THE PERSONAL PROPERTY DESCRIBED BELOW TO ENFORCE A LIEN IMPOSED ON SAID PROPERTY UNDER THE SELF STORAGE FACILITY ACT STATUTES SECTION 83.801-83.89. AMERICAS MINI STORAGE AND OFFICE, INC., WILL DISPOSE OF SAID PROPERTY NO LATER THAN THE DATE OF FEBRUARY 17, 2012. PROPERTY IS LOCATED AT 141 COMMERCE DRIVE, PORT ST. JOE, FL. GULF COUNTY. Scott Burkett 1905 Garrison Avenue Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Unit C-54 10 x 10 Tools and Misc. Feb 2, 9, 2012 76420S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 23-2011-CA-000145 RBC BANK (USA) F/K/A RBC CENTURA BANK, Plaintiff, vs. WESSON, JONATHAN R., et. al., Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: JOHNATHAN R. WESSON XXX MCCOSH MILL RD AKA LOT 1 BLK 3 PORT ST. JOE, FL 32456 JOHNATHAN R. WESSON 13042 BETHANY ROAD ALPHARETTA, GA 30009 JOHNATHAN R. WESSON 4856 GRANDVIEW TRACE ROSWELL, GA 30075 UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JOHNATHAN R. WESSON XXX MCCOSH MILL RD AKA LOT 1 BLK 3 PORT ST. JOE, FL 32456 UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JOHNATHAN R. WESSON 13042 BETHANY ROAD ALPHARETTA, GA 30009 UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JOHNATHAN R. WESSON 4856 GRANDVIEW TRACE ROSWELL, GA 30075 AND TO: All persons claiming an interest by, through, under, or against the aforesaid Defendant(s). YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following described property located in Gulf County, Florida: LOT 1, BLOCK 3, PINEY WOODS BEACH, ACCORDING TO PLAT RECORDED IN THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 46. has been filed against you, and you are required to serve a copy of your written defense, if any, to this action, on Greenspoon Marder, P.A., Default Department, Attorneys for Plaintiff, whose address is Trade Centre South, Suite 700, 100 West Cypress Creek Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309, and the file original with the Clerk within 30 days after the first publication of this notice in THE STAR, or on or before February 17th, 2012, otherwise a default and a judgment may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS MY HAND AND SEAL OF SAID COURT on this 10th day of January, 2012. REBECCA L. (BECKY) NORRIS As Clerk of said Court By: BA BAXTER As Deputy Clerk Copy furnished to: A copy of this Notice of Action, Complaint and Lis Pendens were sent to the above-named Defendant(s) at the last known address. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a reasonable accommodation to participate in this proceeding should, no later than seven (7) days prior, contact the Clerk of the Courts disability coordinator at PO Box 826, MARIANNA, FL 32448, 850-718-0026. If hearing or voice impaired, contact (TDD) (800) 955-8771 via Florida Relay System. Feb 2, 9, 2012 76476S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 09-000688-CA BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP Plaintiff, vs. CORDELL W. ARMSTRONG; BETTE P. ARMSTRONG; SEAGULL BAY CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, INC., AN ADMINISTRATIVELY DISSOLVED CORPORATION, and any unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, and other unknown persons or unknown spouses claiming by, through and under any of the above-named Defendants, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE is hereby given that the undersigned Clerk of the Circuit Court of Gulf County, Florida, will on the 23rd day of February, 2012, at 11:00 oclock A.M at the 1000 5th Street, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property situate in Gulf County, Florida: Unit No. 11-C of SEAGULL BAY, a condominium, according to the Declaration of Condominium, recorded in O.R. Book 110, Page 429, and all exhibits and amendments thereof, Public Records of Gulf County, Florida, together with an undivided interest in the common elements appurtenant thereto, as set forth in the Declaration. pursuant to the Final Judgment entered in a case pending in said Court, the style of which is indicated above. Any person or entity claiming an interest in the surplus, if any, resulting from the foreclosure sale, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must file a claim on same with the Clerk of Court within 60 days after the foreclosure sale. WITNESS my hand and official seal of said Court this 20th day of January, 2012. In accordance wih the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accomodation to participate in this process should contact Court Administration at 1000 5th Street, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456, Telephone (850) 229-6113, not later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or Voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service. Rebecca Norris CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF Elizabeth K. Baird Butler & Hosch, P.A. 3185 S. Conway Rd., Suite E Orlando, Florida 32812 (407) 381-5200 Feb 9, 16, 2012 76518S LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that ST. JOE RENT-ALL, INC intends to dispose of or offer for sale the personal property described below to enforce a lien imposed on said property under The Florida Self Storage Facility Act Statutes (Section 83.801-83.809) ST. JOE RENT-ALL, INC will dispose of said property no later than Feb 18, 2012. Property is located at 706 First Street, Port St. Joe, FL 32456 and 131 Volunteer Ave, White City, FL the following: W19-Rachel Covey Misc Furnishings W26-Colea Jones Misc Furnishings 36-Elitha Harrison Misc Furnishings 71-Chris Jones Misc Furnishings 30-Mike Benevires Misc Furnishings 35-Pam Anthony Misc Furnishings 47-Jimmy Pounsell Misc Furnishings 52-Joseph Stromsness Misc Furnishings February 9, 16, 2011 76522S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 23-2009-CA-000361 CIVIL DIVISION: BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P., FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P. Plaintiff, vs. CYNTHIA D. PARKER; BAYSIDE SAVINGS BANK; GULF PINES PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION OF GULF COUNTY, INC; JAMES C. PARKER; UNKNOWN TENANT(S); IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 31st day of January, 2012 and entered in Case No. 23-2009-CA-000361, of the Circuit Court of the 14th Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida, wherein BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P. FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING L.P. is the Plaintiff and CYNTHIA D. PARKER; BAYSIDE SAVINGS BANK; GULF PINES PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION OF GULF COUNTY, INC; JAMES C. PARKER; 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 March, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 39, BLOCK A, GULF PINES SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 25, IN THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Dated this 3rd day of February, 2012. REBECCA NORRIS Clerk of the Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk Submitted by: Law Offices of Marshall C. Watson, P.A. 1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 (954) 453-0365 Fax (954) 771-6052 Toll Free: 1-800-441-2438 February 9, 16, 2012 76526S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 11-329 CA THE CITIZENS NATIONAL BANK OF QUITMAN, Plaintiff, vs. PALM BREEZE DEVELOPMENT, LLC, GEORGE P. HAMM, and WETAPPO PRESERVE OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC. Defendant. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated January 31, 2012, entered in Case No. 11-329 CA in the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit of the State of Florida, in and for Gulf County, Florida, wherein THE CITIZENS NATIONAL BANK OF QUITMAN, is Plaintiff, and PALM BREEZE DEVELOPMENT, LLC, GEORGE P. HAMM, and WETAPPO PRESERVE OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., are Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, at 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Port St. Joe, Florida 32456 at 11:00 a.m. (Eastern Time) on March 1st, 2012, the following described Property situated in Gulf County, Florida, legally described as: LOT 82 & 176, WETAPPO SUBDIVISION ACCORDING TO THE PLAT RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGES 36 -42 IN THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS my hand and the official seal of this Honorable Court, on February 3, 2012. In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Clerk of Circuit Court, Gulf County not later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding at Telephone 850/229-6112. Clerk of the Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk I HEREBY CERTIFY that a copy of the foregoing has been furnished to: Colin L. McMichen, Esq P.O. Box 2467 Panama City, FL 32402 George Hamm 59 W. Main Street Lakeland, GA 31635 Palm Breeze Development, LLC 59 W. Main Street Lakeland, GA 31635 Wetappo Preserve Owners Association, Inc. 209 7th Street Port St. Joe, FL 32456 on this 3rd day of February, 2012. CLERK OF THE COURT BA BAXTER As: Deputy Clerk February 9, 16, 2012 76737S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Reel Properties LLC the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No. 958 Application No. 2012-01 Year of Issuance: 2009 R.E. No. 03801-051R Description of Property: BEGIN at the Southwest Corner of Lot 1, Block A, of Integras Rehabilitation Phase II., a subdivision, as per plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 5, Page 2, of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida, and run thence South 02 Degrees 42 Minutes 19 Seconds West along the West Boundary of the Club House and Pool Area as shown on said plat of Integrals Rehabilitation Phase II for 55.29 feet, thence North 89 Degrees 53 Minutes 47 Seconds East, for 100.98 feet to a point lying on the Westerly right of way line of Four Js Road, as per Official Records Book 287, Page 918, of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida, point lying on a curve concave Southeasterly; thence Northeasterly along said right of way and curve with a radius of 89.98 feet, through a central angle of 08 Degrees 56 Minutes 28 Seconds, for an arc distance of 13.57 feet (chord of said arc being North 17 Degrees 54 Minutes 16 Seconds East, 13.56 feet); thence North 22 Degrees 31 Minutes 42 Seconds East along said right of way line for 39.60 feet, to the Southeast Corner of said Lot 1, Block A, thence North 87 Degrees 17 Minutes 41 Seconds West along the South boundary line of said Lot 1 for 117.84 feet, to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Containing 0.131 acre, more or less. Said lands being Parcel A of William C. Williams, III, Minor Replat -2004. Name in which assessed: Integras Therapy & Wellness Center All of said property being in Gulf County, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the front Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida at 11:00 AM, E.T., Wednesday, the 29th day of February, 2012. Dated this 18th day of January, 2012. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Donna L. Ray Deputy Clerk January 26, February 2, 9, 16, 2012 76839S NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS BID NO. 1112-06 The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners will receive sealed bids from any qualified person, company or corporation interested in constructing: C.R. 30-A SCOP ROAD PAVING PROJECT (PRI PROJECT #003.239) This project includes approximately 8,300 LF of roadway widening, resurfacing, and striping along County Road 30-A located in Gulf County, Florida. 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 $50.00 per set and is non-refundable. Checks should be made payable to PREBLE-RISH, INC. All bidders shall be FDOT Qualified per Section 2-1 of the FDOT Standard Specifications for Road and Bridge Construction, latest edition in the following work classes: Grading, Drainage, Flexible Paving, and Hot Plant Mix-Bituminous Course. If you have any questions, please call Clay Smallwood at (850) 227-7200. Completion date for this project will be 120 days from the date of the Notice to Proceed presented to the successful bidder. Liquidated damages for failure to complete the project on the specified date will be set at $200.00 per day. Please place YOUR COMPANY NAME, SEALED BID, and the BID NUMBER on the outside of your envelope, and include the original bid, plus 3 copies. Bids will be received until 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time, on Thursday, February 16, 2012 at the Gulf County Clerks Office, 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456, and will be opened and read aloud at this same location on February 20, 2012 at 10:00 a.m., Eastern Time. The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners has implemented a Local Bidders Preference Policy for all RFP/BIDS. Anyone interested in bidding as a local bidder must follow the requirements of Resolution 2009-02 which may be obtained from the Clerks Office at the above address. The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners also reserves the right to reject any or all bids deemed in the best interest of the County. All bids shall remain firm for a period of sixty days after the opening. All bidders shall comply with all applicable State and local laws concerning licensing registration and regulation of contractors doing business to the State of Florida. The Board of County Commissioners 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 the best interest of Gulf County. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA /s/ William W. Williams, III, Chairman February 2, 9, 2012 76739S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Reel Properties LLC the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No. 964 Application No. 2012-02 Year of Issuance: 2009 R.E. No. 03801-125R Description of Property: Lot 5, Block A, Integras Rehabilitation Phase II., as per Plat recorded in Plat Book 5, Page 2, of the Plat Records of Gulf County, Florida. Name in which assessed: Integras Therapy & Wellness Center All of said property being in Gulf County, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the front Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida at 11:00 AM, E.T., Wednesday, the 29th day of February, 2012. Dated this 18th day of January, 2012. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Donna L. Ray Deputy Clerk January 26, February 2, 9, 16, 2012 76843S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2011-CA-000367 DIVISION: UCN: 232011CA 000367XXCICI WALTER MORTGAGE COMPANY, LLC AND MID-STATE TRUST VII, A TRUST Plaintiff, vs. JAMES G. NORRIS JR; JESSICA L. GRIFFIN; CT LIEN SOLUTIONS; Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT, PURSUANT TO THE JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE ENTERED IN THE ABOVE CAUSE, I WILL SELL THE PROPERTY SITUATED IN GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, DESCRIBED AS: EXHIBIT X (Legal Description) Exhitbit B Lot 22, Block K, Howard Creek Properties,

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CLASSIFIEDSThursday, February 9, 2012 The Star | B7 MLS# 243988 100 Plantation Drive, Carrabelle, FL $351,000 REDUCED Bank Owned 243816 17 Little Rive Circle, Wewahitchka, FL $9,900 Lot 244322 101 Lower Landing Dr., Wewahitchka, FL $99,900 REDUCED Riverfront 243496 148 Squirrel Ave., Wewahitchka, FL $89,900 Home 240660 249 Bonita St,, Port St. Joe, FL $34,000 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 $239,900 REDUCED 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 $ 49,900 REDUCED Deeded Beach Access 244921 10 Cape San Blas Rd, Cape San Blas, FL $49,900 REDUCED 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 SOLD 244556 112 Rosemary Court, Cape San Blas, FL $449,000 UNDER CONTRACT Jubilation Subdivision 241453 106 Sand Dollar Way, Cape San Blas, FL $739,000 REDUCED Gulf Front 239971 7750 Cape Sane Blas Rd, Cape San Blas, FL $799,000 REDUCED Gulf Front 242710 210 Sting Ray Lane, Port St. Joe, FL $23,900 SOLD 244659 400 Gulf Aire Drive, Port St. Joe, FL $119,900 SOLD 108831 512 Long St., Mexico Beach, FL $189,000 ICW Front 244604 118 41st St., Mexico Beach, FL $239,900 SOLDFOR RENTMEXICO BEACHVillas of Mexico Beach 3706 Hwy 98, New Condos Furnished, Gulf Access, on Canal Unit 301 Furnished 3 bdrm/3ba 604 Fortner Avenue Duplex Furnished 2 bdrm/2ba ST. JOE BEACH311 Bonnet Street 2 bdrm/2ba Coronado # 3 7314 W. Hwy 98, St. Joe Beach 2 bdrm/2ba Furnished WINDMARK BEACHCarrs Bungalow#2 1 bdrm/1ba 155 Beach Street CAPE SAN BLAS/INDIAN PASSJubilation Subdivision 4 bdrm UnfurnishedPORT ST. JOE1903 Juniper Avenue 3 bdrm/1ba 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 Port St. Joe CommercialFor LeaseMarketed Exclusively by:850-229-6373Retail / Of ce Space212 Hwy 98-Town Centre Building1st, 2nd, 3rd oor suites avail; +/-1700-2250sf; $6.75-$8.75psf mod gross202 Marina Drive Centennial Bank Bldg 2nd & 3rd Floor Spaces Avail; +/-4915,000sf; $12 psf mod gross 316 & 318 Reid Avenue Of ce /Retail; +/1,700sf; Can be subdivided; $13.25psf 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 230 Reid Avenue +/756 sf; $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 Sale407 Reid Avenue+/4988 sf: 100% leased multi tenant bldg; On-site parking; $349,500401 Reid Avenue+/5400 sf: Retail space; $165,000; Avail for lease; Inquire for termsLoggerhead 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 Marina Cove; Lot 15-88x30; pad ready; $35,000 Lot 23-80x85; high-use site; corner of Marina Drive/Village PSJ 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; Also avail for lease; inquire for terms; $399,000 LEASED gross UNDERCONTRACT estaurant as,+/-3000sf,FFEincl.,.47ac, 108 S. E. AVE. A CARRABELLE, FLORIDA 32322850-697-9604 850-323-0444 www.seacrestre.comwww. rst tness.com/carrabellePROPERTY MANAGEMENT AND RENTALSRENTALS1 BR RIVER CONDO, BOAT SLIP3 Night Minimum .......................$105 PLUS DAILY3 BR 1 BA FURNISHED HOUSEMonthly Rate, Carrabelle ................................$8501 BR 1 BA UNFURNISHED APTLanark, Remodeled, Includes Water ...............$4752 BR 1 BA UNFURNISHED APTLanark ............................................................$4501 BR, SUN ROOM/DAYBEDFurnished, Lanark ..........................................$4503 BR 2 BA FURNISHED HOMEOn River, Boat Dock & Lift ............................$10002 BR 1 BA FURNISHED HOUSEOn Bay ..........................................................$10003 BR 3 BA FURNISHED CONDODowntown, 3 Night Minimum ....$105 PLUS DAILYOFFICE SPACE HWY 98 Frontage, Carrabelle ....$550 Plus Utilities Seeking hard working, go-getters for Full-time postions: Reservation Specialist & Property Inspector in a busy rental of ce. Weekends required. Insurance & bene ts package provided. Fax resume to 850.229.1707 to apply. TOUCANS IS NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR ALL POSITIONS PLEASE APPLY BETWEEN 2 & 4Toucans Restaurant 719 Hwy 98 Mexico Beach FL 32456 Attend College Online from Home. *Medical *Business *Criminal Justice. *Hospitality. Job Placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. SCHEV certified. 877-206-5165. www. Centura Online.com unrecorded, more particularly described as follows: Commence at the Northwest corner of the Northeast Quarter of Section 6, Township 7 South, Range 8 Wet, Gulf County, FL; thence South 89 East along the North line of said Section 6 for 279.59 feet to the Easterly right-of-way line of a 60 foot County Road; thence South 24 East along said Easterly right-of-way line for 2615.27 feet to the Point of Beginning; thence North 77 East for 218.00 feet; thence South 24East for 7.78 feet; thence South 12 East for 92.64 feet; thence South 77 West for 218.00 feet to said Easterly right-of-way line, thence North 12 West along said Easterly right-ofway line for 92.64 feet; thence North 24 West along said Easterly right-of-way line for 6.95 feet to the Point of Beginning, containing .5 acres more or less. AT PUBLIC SALE, TO THE HIGHEST AND BEST BIDDER, FOR CASH, ON February 23, 2012, AT 11:00 ET AT FRONT LOBBY OF T HE COURTHOUSE, 1000 5TH STREET; PORT ST. JOE, 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. 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 GULF COUNTY COURT ADMINISTRATION, P.O. BOX 826, MARIANNA, FLORIDA 32447, (850) 718-0026, ADARequest@jud14.fl courts.org 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 OR VOICE IMPAIRED. CALL 711. DATED: January 20, 2012 Rebecca Norris Clerk of the Circuit Court By: B.A. Baxter Deputy Clerk February 2, 9, 2012 76905S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 23-2011-CA-000048 DIVISION: WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, vs. GLASCO H. BENDER, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated December 16, 2011 and entered in Case No. 23-2011-CA000048 of the Circuit Court of the FOURTEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for GULF County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA is the Plaintiff and GLASCO H. BENDER; LORIGINE A. BENDER; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at LOBBY OF THE GULF COUNTY COURTHOUSE at 11:00 AM, on the 23rd day of February, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 7, OAK GARDENS SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 21, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA A/K/A 242 ABBY DRIVE, WEWAHITCHKA, FL 32465 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on January 25, 2012. Rebecca L. Norris, Clerk of the Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk **See Americans with Disabilities Act 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. ADA Coordinator P.O. Box 1089 Panama City, Florida 32402 Phone: 850-747-5338 Fax: (850) 747-5717 Hearing Impaired: Dial 711 Email: ADARequest@ jud14.flcourts.org F11000944 February 2, 9, 2012 77285S NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Auction 2010 Destiny mobile home, 62 long x 16wide. Some minor damage to the carpet but home is in very good condition. Mobile home being sold as is and does not include appliances, heating/ air, or duct work. The mobile home is currently owned by the City of Mexico Beach and is located in Rustic Sands Campground and may be viewed by contacting the campgrounds office. Sealed bids can be sent to: The City of Mexico Beach; Attn: Chris Hubbard, Mobile Home Bid; P.O. Box 13425; Mexico Beach, FL 32410. Minimum bid will start at $10,000. Bids are due no later than 4:00 p.m. CST on February 29, 2012, with the bid opening to take place immediately thereafter. For additional information, please contact Chris Hubbard, Mexico Beach City Hall, (850) 648-5700. February 9, 16, 2012 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. YORKIE AKC Valentines Puppies8 weeks old, 1st shots and comes w/health certificate Male $650 Female $750 mom & dad are located on premise and come from a loving home.The yorkies will be approx. 8 lbs when full grown. Please Call 850-554-0320 Panama City Used Doors at Sandy Toes Glass. Ranging from $5 to $50. 850-229-7788Text FL96560 to 56554 St. Joe: 107 Hunter Cir. Sat Feb 11th 8-noonYard Sale2 prom dresses, size 16, baby items, girls clothes (up to 3T) paint-ball equipment jewelry & much more. Text FL96636 to 56654 GUN SHOWSanta Rosa County Auditorium, Milton, FL Feb 25th & 26th 9am -5pm call (850) 957-4952 or (850) 261-8407 General Admission $6 DIABETIC TEST STRIPS NEEDEDCall Bob (850)710-0189 Pair of antique church pews for sale each measuring 9 feet in length. $200.00 for both, cash only. Call 827-2296 Creative ServicesGraphic DesignerFor comm. print/sign bus. Job duties incl designing print, signage & marketing items, manage digital output for pre press & prod. Cust. serv. skills req. Mac OS X Adobe Creative Suite, QuarkXPress skills req. Full benefits pkg. send resume to ramseysprinting@fairpoint.net Web ID#: 34190356 HospitalityRESORT VACATION PROPERTIESAccepting applications. Full-time positions, great benefits, weekend work required. *Maintenance Technician Requires general maintenance experience, good driving record & good customer service skills. Team player, works well under pressure. *Housekeeping Office Clerk Requires prior office experience & good customer service skills. Team player, works well under pressure. Apply in person 9-5 weekdays at 123 W Gulf Beach Dr, St. George Island Install/Maint/RepairMaintenance/ CaretakerLive in/full time/$32K salary with benefits. For Destin, FL home/ hands on. Dog care. Experience and references. Background checks required. Send resumes to: PO Box 7097, Destin, FL 32540 Web ID#: 34195010 Text FL95010 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 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 ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE. *Medical *Business *Hospitality. Job Placement Assistance. Computer available. Financial aid if qualified. SCHEV certified. Call 866-467-0054. wwwCenturaOnline.com 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. Beacon Hill-2br 1ba, Part Furn, Appliances incl, CH/A, $800/mo + dep. 850-866-3811 Text FL94647 to 56654 3br Beach Home for Rent1,200 sq.ft. house for rent in MB. 3 br, 2 ba. Covered parking, fenced in backyd & stor. room. Unfurnished. Does Incl w/d, & all kitchen appl. Non-smoking. Please contact (850) 227-6188 if interested. Text FL95848 to 56654 PSJ, 3 br, 1 ba, all brick 404 Battles Street, corner lot -large yard. W/D incl $700/mo + dep. 301-265-5368 Year Round Rental. 3br 2ba 1800sqft. 4 miles from the beach on CR386. $750/mo + dep Call(850) 348-7774 Wewa, 2 bed, 1 bath central heat and air, $440mth + $440 dep. Small RV For Rent good for one person. $110 a week. Includes water, sewer & electric. Call: 850-639-5721 Wewahitchka-156 Patrick St. 2br 2ba Single Family, Fixerupper. Owner Financing or Cash Discount. $500 Down $369/mo. Call 803-978-1540 or 803-403-9555 $37,000 5 Acres near Crystal Lake on Amos Hayes Rd, property has well septic and power pole. Current survey is available. About 1.5 acres of the property is cleared. 850-271-5761 and leave a message. MUST SEE!!Wewa: 6.07 Acres surrounded by woods. Creek, pond paved road. Carport on site, 3 utility sheds, well on property. $95,000 Call 850-639-5452Text FL95480 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 Buell S3 Thunderbolt Motorcycle, Harley Davidson Motor, runs great and garage kept, 17,000 miles. $3,500!! Call 850-271-5761 and leave a message. ToPlace Your Classified ad inCall Our New Numbers Now!Call: 850-747-5020 Toll Free:800-345-8688 Fax: 850-747-5044 Email: thestar@pcnh.com Email: thetimes@pcnh.com theAPALACHICOLA & CARRABELLETIMES CALLOURNEWNUMBERSNOW Classifiedcan!If you re ready to move up or are j ust starting out Classified can help you open the door to home ownership. We ve got properties at every price, with locations all over town! 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B8 | The Star Thursday, February 9, 2012 PUBLIC NOTICEA Public Hearing will be held at the Planning and Development Review Board (PDRB) meeting on Monday, February 20, 2012 at 8:45 a.m. EST, and at the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) meeting on Tuesday, February 28, 2012 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.Resume the Variance Application for Baileys Crab House & Seafood Market for Parcel ID #03946-000R Located in Section 5, Township 7 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida Encroach into the roadside setback by 8 and rear setback by 12 for business improvements. 2.Development Review for Phase 1 and Phase 2 Palms at Money Bayou, LLC for Parcel ID #03179-005R Located in Section 19, Township 9 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida Development review for approval and development order. 3.Variance Application Robert & Beth Donehew Parcel ID #06314-105R Located in Section 23, Township 9 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida corrective action to an existing dune walkover that is not in compliance. 4.Small Scale Land Use Change Combs/ Roberts Parcel ID #00683-000R Locatedin Section 7, Township 5 South, Range 9 West, Gulf County, Florida Correction change for 4 +/-acres from Conservation to Agricultural. 5.Public and Open Discussion 6.Staff The public is encouraged to attend and be heard on these matters. Information prior to the meeting can be viewed at the Planning Department at 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Room 312.(Ad#2012-05) 850-769-6139236 McKenzie Avenue Panama City, FL Stan TrappeATTORNEY AT LAWLet Me Help YouAdmitted to Practice Law in Florida Since 1974 Over 35 Years Experience.208 Reid Avenue, Downtown Port St. Joe850.229.1111www.BaysideFloristPSJ.comYour Full Service Wedding and Event Florist Place your order for Valentines Day Today! Your Full Service Wedding and Event Florist Your Full Service Wedding and Event Florist School News/LocalBy Taylor HillOn Jan. 23-25 students from school districts all over the Panhandle came together at the Florida State University Panama City campus for the Three Rivers Science Fair. Five students represented Wewahitchka High School in the seniordivision. This was the rst time in 10 years WHS has had students in a regional science fair the students were extremely excited to see what the competition would entail. The following ve students received awards from various categories: Jessica Smith received the U.S. Army Award for an outstanding science project for The Glucose Intake of Goats project and got the U. S. Army Award for an outstanding science project, and an invitation to extend her project over the summer through Auburn University and 4-H af liates; Kayla Wood on The Durability of Paper Towels went home with the U. S. Army Award for an outstanding science project, and an Honorable Mention in the Physical Sciences Category; Devan Holy eld with Dog vs. Human Saliva was awarded with the Mu Alpha Theta Award for the most challenging, original, thorough, and creative investigation of a problem involving mathematics; Alexa Allison on Color and Taste was also rewarded with the U. S. Army Award for an outstanding science project; Shelby Wood had many awards for her project on Red Bulls Effect on Heart Rate. She recieved second place in the Biological Sciences Category, the Bay County Islamic Society Award for Excellence and $50, and the Of ce of Naval Research Award for Excellence and $50. Shelby will be traveling to the Florida State Science and Engineering Fair in Lakeland on April 3-5. Congratulations to all of our ve competing students and good luck to Shelby at State.Star Staff ReportThe Florida Department of Education works with the school districts state-wide to gather information on how well our schools are partnering with parents of students with disabilities. Your responses help guide efforts to improve services and results for children and families. For 2011-12, the state target for the percentage of parents to report that schools are facilitating parent involvement in their childrens school is 52 percent for parents of preschool students and 42 percent for parents of K-12 students. If you havent already, please help Gulf County Schools to exceed these targets by completing the con dential survey for the 2011-12 school year at www.esesurvey. com. Hard copies of this survey are available upon request. Please call 229-1492 for Port St. Joe Schools and 639-6840 for Wewahitchka Schools to request a hard copy. Star Staff ReportThe U.S. Navy will inspect the Port St. Joe High School Naval Junior ROTC (NJROTC) Program beginning at 9 a.m. E.T. on Thursday, Feb. 16. Commander Michael L. Egan, U.S. Navy will preside. CDR Egan is the Commanding Of cer of the Naval Diving and Salvage Training Center at the Naval Support in Panama City. This required evaluation is a major input in determining the effectiveness of the NJROTC Program and is, therefore, the most important Navy day of the school year. Part of this daylong event includes a formal military formation, personnel inspection, drill demonstrations and a pass-in-review. All former Cadets, Veterans, Cadet Parents and interested individuals are cordially invited to attend the ceremonial portion of this event. The program will begin promptly at 9 a.m. in the school gymnasium and will be concluded by approximately 10:15 a.m. We ask that guests arrive no later than 8:50 a.m. to avoid disruptions. Your presence will add much to the days events. Of particular note is that this inspection and review marks the 35th anniversary of the NJROTC Program. The NJROTC program is a citizen and leadership training program cosponsored by Gulf County Schools and the U.S. Navy. Enrollment is open to all students attending Port St. Joe Junior/Senior High School in grades 9 -12. For information regarding this and other events sponsored by the Port St Joe NJROTC, please contact LCDR Marty Jarosz or Senior Chief Wayne Taylor at 2296177. Panama City, FL The Visual & Performing Arts Division of Gulf Coast State College presents the world premiere stage adaptation of The Big Goodbye, based on the novel by Wewahitchka author Michael Lister. Walk the mean streets of wartime Panama City, Fla., with Jimmy Soldier Riley, a wounded, woman-haunted knighterrant. This noir crime drama is stylish, retro, and highly entertaining. Directed by Jason Hedden, the play features GCSC theatre students, alumni and community actors. Performances will be held in the Amelia Center Theatre Lab on Feb. 17, 18, 24 and 25 at 7:30 p.m. CT and matinees on Feb. 18, 19, 25 and 26 at 2:30 p.m. Seating is limited and general admission is $10. Admission is free for GCSC students, faculty, staff and retirees with proper ID. Members of the GCSC Alumni Association will receive 50% off general admission with their current membership card. Advanced tickets are available online only at www.BrownPaperTickets.com. This production is recommended for mature audiences. For more info call 8723886 or visit www.gulfcoast. edu/arts. Star Staff ReportTROY, Ala. Troy University has announced its honor students for fall semester, according to Dr. Earl Ingram, Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. Full-time undergraduate students who earned a 4.0 grade point average for the fall semester are recognized on the Chancellors List, the universitys honor roll. Full-time undergraduate students who earned a grade point average of 3.65 or higher on a 4.0 scale are recognized on the Provosts List. Krista Parker of Port St. Joe was recognized on the Chancellors List. Troy University offers associate, bachelors, masters and education specialist degrees, preparing students in the elds of ne arts, communication, business, education, sciences and the humanities, applied science, nursing and allied health sciences. Troy University operates four campuses in Alabama and maintains degree programs at more than 60 campuses in 15 states and 11 foreign countries, serving almost 31,000 students worldwide.Star Staff ReportBarrett Lake of Port St. Joe has been named to the first semester Headmasters List at the McCallie School in Chattanooga, Tenn. To qualify for the Headmasters List, a student must earn all As in regular courses and no grade lower than a B-plus in honors or Advanced Placement courses. Barrett is the son of Tommy and Jennie Lake of Port St. Joe. McCallie, a college preparatory school for boys, is considered one of the nations top independent schools. Port St. Joes Lake named to McCallie School honor roll Krista Parker earns honors at Troy University for fall semesterGulf Coast State College presents The Big Goodbye Back: Devan Holy eld; Front (left to right): Shelby Wood, Alexa Allison, Kayla Wood, Jessica Smith 3 RIVER REGIONAL SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING FAIRParents: Please complete ESE parent survey ANNUAL PORT ST. JOE HIGH SCHOOL JROTC INSPECTION