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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Publication Date: 03-01-2012
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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 Thursday, MARCH 1 2012 YEAR 74, NUMBER 20 Opinion ..................................... A4-A5 Letters to the Editor ................. A5 Outdoors ................................... A10 Sports ......................................... A11 School News .............................. B3 Faith ........................................... B4 Obituaries .................................. B4 Classi eds .................................. B7-B10 Land would be zoned industrial, canceling proposed commercial development By Tim Croft Star News Editor Port St. Joe city commissioners moved in the direction of rezoning the old paper mill site as St. Joe Company and port ofcials provided new details about Eastern Shipbuildings expansion into Gulf County. During a Monday workshop, commissioners expressed concerns and questions about the future use of the mill site land after conducting a rst reading last week of an ordinance to repeal the Town Center Planned Unit Development (PUD) for the mill site. The PUD was approved last decade, when St. Joe hoped to build a residential/commercial development, including a hotel, on the mill site. Commissioners are moving to restore the land to industrial zoning, opening the way for port-related activities, the rst of which will be the arrival in the next 1218 months of Eastern Shipbuilding. The company is expanding its existing operations in Panama City and Allanton to Gulf County to meet the demands of several new contracts signed in 2011. Eastern Shipbuilding will lease roughly half the mill site bulkhead, essentially the middle 1,000 linear feet, and a surrounding 20 acres to establish their ship nishing operation, which likely will be the use of the Port St. Joe facility, according to statements from Eastern Shipbuilding of cials. There would still be roughly 500 linear feet of bulkhead to the north and south for additional port development. McFarland announces county judge candidacy Special to The Star County Judge Tim McFarland has announced his candidacy to run for the position he currently holds in this years upcoming elections. McFarland, 44, was appointed in October 2010 by Gov. Charlie Crist to ll the unexpired term of Judge Fred Witten upon his retirement. McFarland is a Gulf County native and a graduate of Port St. Joe High School. He is married to his wife of 20 years, Kim McFarland, who teaches geometry at Port St. Joe High School, and they have one son, Zack. McFarland is the son of Perry and Diann McFarland of Port St. Joe and proud to be a part of a family celebrating many generations in Gulf County. He completed his bachelors degree at the University of Southern Mississippi and earned his Juris Doctorate law degree from Nova Southeastern University in 1993. McFarland was licensed to practice law as a member of the Florida Bar in 1993 and is admitted to practice before the United States Federal District Court for the Northern District of Florida. He started his legal career with the Fort Lauderdale Law Firm of Conrad-Scherer as a law clerk and then worked with them as an associate attorney before returning home to work for local attorney Pat Floyd and eventually opening his own law practice in Port St. Joe. Before his appointment as a judge, McFarland practiced extensively in the areas of civil, family and criminal litigation and in addition to his private practice, served as the Gulf County attorney for 15 years. Without a doubt, the nearly two decades I spent in the courtroom trying cases has proven to be the best possible training for my role as a judge here in Gulf County, he said. McFarland presides over criminal rst appearances, Budget committee: We are in dire straits By Tim Croft Star News Editor Several members of a county budget committee minced few words with new chairman Commissioner Ward McDaniel during the committees initial budget workshop of 2012 on Monday. The county is headed for a crisis unless a number of trends are reversed. And because one of those trends likely will not be a decline in property values and in turn a decline in revenue under present taxing levels commissioners have some dif cult choices in the matching services with revenues. From gas prices and their effects on vehicle-heavy operations to outdated equipment to employees without a pay raises in several years, the county faces budget issues nearly across the board. That was the opinion of the Budget Committee, which comprises the countys constitutional of cers and department heads. We have some issues facing us we need to address headon, said Public Works director Joe Danford. The baseline for the budget, which must be nalized and submitted to the state in September following two required public hearings, is the ad valorem tax structure. Property tax rolls are not certi ed until July, but Property Appraiser Kesley Colbert said the county will see its fourth year of declines in property value, though it would not be the 20 percent or higher of just a few years ago. Were getting close (to the bottom), Colbert said. But its going to go down again this year, just not like the 20 percent we have seen. Maybe 5 to 7 to 10 percent. We getting more activity, but the sales of last year were pretty much like they were the year before. Something that used to maybe bring $120,000 is bringing (a fraction of that). Lee Collinsworth of the Building Department did report that ve new permits for residential unit construction were received last week. TIM M c FARLAND City moves to rezone mill site ALL MEN ARE CREATED EQUAL BLACK HISTORY MONTH By Valerie Garman Star Staff Writer The only remnants of a once-bustling community are the vacant lots and buildings that line the streets of North Port St. Joe. Stephen Osborne reminded the community that those buildings embody artifacts of local black history. Osborne painted a picture of the past during a program honoring Black History Month at Port St. Joe High School on Feb. 23. It was a picture of a self-sustaining community that stretched from Avenue A to Avenue D in North Port St. Joe. Along Main Citizens remember communitys history during celebration VALERIE GARMAN | The Star Above, Montez Walker performs an interpretative dance, A Tribute to All, during the Black History Program at Port St. Joe High School on Feb. 23. We view this not as a place for smokestacks. We are sensitive to this. The potential (the site) has speaks to port-related activity. Jorge Gonzalez, vice president, the St. Joe Company See MILL SITE A6 See M c FARLAND A6 See BUDGET A6 See BLACK HISTORY A8 STORYTELLING B1

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Local A2 | The Star Thursday, March 1, 2012 Florida Freedom Newspapers CALLAWAY Bay County Sheriffs deputies chased a suspect into Gulf County on Wednesday night and when he would not pull over, they sent his vehicle into a tailspin. The suspect, David Bradford Porter of Panama City, was arrested in Gulf County and faces felony eeing charges from both Gulf and Bay counties, ofcials said. Bradford also was driving without a valid license, according to an incident report. The chase began in the Sandy Creek area of Bay County when Sgt. Jeremy Mathis spotted Bradfords white Dodge Caravan, authorities reported. Mathis had been looking for a white van that was supposed to be attempting to dispose of items related to a methamphetamine lab, Mathis wrote in an incident report. While Mathis was watching, the vehicle made two U-turns and at one point suddenly pulled to the west shoulder of the road as Mathis was following, the report states. Mathis attempted to make contact with the subject but Bradfords vehicle made yet another U-turn and headed north on County 2297. Mathis and Deputy Nick Hall both pursued Porter with lights and sirens activated, but he did not pull over, the report states. When Porter got to State 22, he drove off the road without slowing or stopping and eventually headed east on State 22, at times at speeds up to 85 mph, according to the Gulf County Sheriffs Of ce. During the pursuit, Porter threw what appeared to be bags of trash out of his window, Mathis wrote. At one point Porter slowed to speeds of 30 to 50 miles per hour but kept changing lanes erratically in an attempt to avoid Gulf County deputies who were trying to box him in, Mathis wrote. Eventually, based on the subjects actions, as well as the fact that other traf c was in front of us, approaching, Mathis decided to use the PIT maneuver, once Porter had turned onto State 71 and turned his headlights off before accelerating to 80 mph, Gulf County Sheriff Joe Nugent said. Mathis, using the front passenger side bumper of his 2004 Dodge Durango, made contact with the left rear bumper of Porters van, causing the van to spin 180 degrees onto the east shoulder of State 71, near the Lower Dalkeith road, Mathis wrote. During an interview, Porter told Mathis that he has been using methamphetamine for about two or three days. When asked why he would not stop he said that aliens with big lights were chasing him, Nugent said. Star News Editor Tim Croft contributed to this story. High speed chase in Bay County ends in arrest The two faces of meth. One is Porters drivers license picture taken in August 2011. The second is last weeks booking photo. Star Staff Report Four men were arrested last week after the theft of a truck in Overstreet. The four were arrested after three were apprehended towing the vehicle to a recycling business in Dothan, Ala. The incident began last week when a resident of Overstreet returned home to nd his sons 1987 Toyota truck missing from the yard. A Gulf County Sheriffs deputy responded and while interviewing neighbors one indicated they saw the truck being towed by a two-ton full-size truck earlier in the day. The sheriffs of ce issued a BOLO last week and the truck was located being towed by the same vehicle in Washington County. The Washington County Sheriffs Of ce arrested Mark William Hardrick, 41, Steven Hardrick, 35, and Reginal T. Hardrick, 33, on charges of grand theft. During an interview, the suspects said they were taking the truck to a metal recycling location in Dothan and claimed to have gotten the truck from a man in Mexico Beach. Gulf County Sheriffs Of ce investigators located Rodney Claywell, 44, in Mexico Beach. Claywell gave a statement that all four individuals went to the Overstreet location and took the truck. Claywell was also arrested on grand theft auto charges. The Hardrick brothers will be transported to Gulf County after their rst appearance in Washington County court. Star Staff Report At 3 p.m. on Feb. 22, a Gulf County Sheriff Deputy pulled over a vehicle driven by Brandon Rouse, 23, for a traf c violation. Shortly after the stop a K-9 unit arrived on scene and K-9 Sibal did a free air sniff around the vehicle and alerted for the presence of illegal narcotics. During a search of the vehicle, marijuana, crack cocaine and powdered cocaine were located. Brandon Rouse along with two passengers in the vehicle were arrested and charged with various narcotics offenses including possession of crack cocaine, possession of cocaine, and possession of marijuana. The passengers were Robert Rouse, 27, who was released for the Department of Corrections in January of this year after serving time for drug offenses, and Henry Hands, 27, who was released from the Department of Corrections in November 2011 after serving time on drug charges. Bond was set at $66,000 for each suspect. Three arrested in drug bust Cash and drugs were seized. BRANDON ROUSE ROBERT ROUSE HENRY HANDS Four arrested in vehicle theft RODNEY CLAYWELL REGINAL HARDRICK MARK HARDRICK

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The exam includes a prescription for eye glasses and tests for Glaucoma, Cataracts and other eye diseases FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT CALL: 850-763-6666 ELIGIBILITY: U.S. Citizens living in the Florida Panhandle, 59 years and older, not presently under our care. Coupon Expires: 3-31-12 FREE EYE EXAM CODE: PJ00 Darren Payne, M.D. Board Certified Eye Physician and Cataract Surgeon Lee Mullis, M.D. Board Certified Eye Physician and Cataract Surgeon Todd Robinson, M.D. Board Certified Eye Physician and Cataract Surgeon By Valerie Garman Star Staff Writer One resident suggested putting in an Old People at Play sign to slow traffic on Indian Pass Road. Another suggested parking an empty patrol car on the side of the road. In the first town hall meeting at the Indian Pass Raw Bar since the 70s, residents voiced their opinions about a series of issues and upcoming projects facing their small community on Monday night. County Commissioner Warren Yeager led the meeting which covered a series of upcoming traffic and road construction projects as well as increasing law enforcement presence in the area. Im here for you tonight, Yeager said. We wanted to have this town hall meeting for you all; get some ideas from the people who live here and are around here all the time. Yeager said the county will begin an $800,000 road-widening project this summer to widen the road from County 30-E towards Highway 98 in Port St. Joe. The $800,000 worth of funding for the road widening project came from the Florida Department of Transportation. Yeager said he is trying to work with the DOT to secure further funding to also widen Indian Pass Road south towards the county line. The Dead Mans Curve stretch of road has already been widened. The county also plans on putting in striping on Indian Pass Road and reducing the speed limit to 35 through Indian Pass after residents voiced concerns of speeding problems in the area. Its a safety issue to me, Yeager said. Youve got a road thats 20 feet wide and youve got boats coming down to the landing. Theyre going to widen the road and pave the shoulders. Because the funds allotted so far have come from the DOT, there will be no consequence on property taxes, Yeager said. Yeager said the next allotment of money the county gives him will go to widening the road from Indian Pass south, but this is a project that is still a few years out. The project would widen the road by at least two feet on each side. Residents voiced concerns about saving the palm trees in the area that sit close to the road and asked if there was any way to transplant the palms to a new habitat. Yeager relayed that he would do everything in his power to save the palm trees. Residents also showed support for the construction of a bike path on Indian Pass Road, something that many in attendance found more important than widening the road. The bike path is important, one resident said. I dont want to buy a bike down here because I dont feel safe riding it. Yeager said he would like to be able to do both if he could secure funding for the projects. Id love to extend that bike path out on 30E to Indian Pass Road, Yeager said. Yeager said the county also plans on increasing law enforcement patrol time by 40 to 48 hours per week come summer, with more patrol on Friday and Saturday nights. He also suggested organizing more neighborhood watch groups in the area in response to residents concerns with recent breakins and thefts in the area. Enforcement is the key, Yeager said. If youve got something going on down here you need to call the Sheriff. Indian Pass residents voice concerns at town hall meeting Its a safety issue to me. Youve got a road thats 20 feet wide and youve got boats coming down to the landing. Theyre going to widen the road and pave the shoulders. Warren Yeager County Commissioner ......................................... Star Staff Report As it does each year, the Port St. Joe Lions Club teamed with the Eye Center of North Florida last week to provide free eye screenings to students at Port St. Joe Elementary School. Each year the Lions Club offers eye exams to assist students in need of assistance in diagnosing or dealing with eye problems. Also participating in the day were Ray Thompson, Wayne Young and Thom Baird. Lions Club offers eye exams

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Opinion A4 | The Star 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 Thursday, March 1, 2012 Like many people, I grew with Mayberry and The Andy Grifth Show. My schedule was arranged so I wouldnt miss it when it came on in the afternoon. With reruns and so many channels to choose from, its still easy to nd The Andy Grifth Show on television today. A friend of mine came to visit from Alabama and he gave me all of the episodes on DVDs; hes a good friend. I still watch it and I recite the lines before the words get out of Andys, Barneys, Opies or Otis mouth. The show takes us to a better place and time; in my case, it lets me be young again. Hal Smith as Otis Campbell Recently, I was watching an episode with Otis Campbell, the beloved town drunk, checking himself into the Mayberry jail as usual. Otis Campbell was played by Hal Smith, who did the voices of many animated characters including Elmer Fudd, Winnie the Pooh and the Smurfs. Andy Grifth once noted in an interview that he never saw Hal Smith drink at all. Knowing that, you have to appreciate his ability to play the town drunk role even more. For the record, we all know that alcoholism is not a laughing matter. As I was watching and laughing and getting to pretend I was little younger, it hit me. I started contemplating, What did Otis do? Yes, Ive watched all of the episodes and I know they referred to him as a glue dipper down at the furniture factory on at least one occasion. I seemed to remember Otis selling shoes maybe I just dreamt that. I do remember Otis being an artist on one of the later color episodes. Warren, the deputy who took Barney Fifes place got Otis into mosaic art, but I dont think he was paid. I do remember Otis proclaiming that he did his best artwork when he was gassed. Otis did nally stop drinking in the 1986 made for TV movie Return to Mayberrry; he drove Mayberrys ice cream truck. Driving an ice cream truck does appeal to me. Why was I worried about what Otis did? Let me tell you. The day before all of this preoccupation with Otis occupation, I was at the 7-Eleven pumping gas worrying about how the price of gas was continuing to go up. A couple of lanes over, a fellow drove up in one of those little cars that are supposed to get super gas mileage; I think it was a Honda. He was a younger fellow who had on sweatpants, a t-shirt and a ski hat. He was taller than average; I wanted to see how he folded himself in and out of the little car. I yelled over at him, Do you get 40 miles per gallon with your car? The young man yelled back, I average 38, but I have gotten as much as 42. We started talking after I walked over to admire his little car. We discussed the engineering involved in getting better gas mileage, the size of his cars engine and the price of gas. The young man seemed to be intelligent and turned out to be very interesting. He told me the hardest thing for him to gure out was realizing that if you are in hurry, you get less gas mileage. To that, I responded, Well, you shouldnt be in a hurry. The young man then proudly noted, With my job, I cant be in a hurry. Sweatpants, a T-shirt, a ski hat and a job where he cant be in a hurry I had to ask him, so I did, What do you do? With condence, the young man said, Im a professional drinker. Im pretty sure I scratched my head. I wasnt sure what to ask him next. The rst question that popped into my head was, Who do you drink for? (As in what team?) If he were a professional athlete, you would ask him who he played for, it seemed to make sense. I didnt ask that, I still said nothing. Then I thought about the hot dog eating contests on television where they stuff themselves with as many hot dogs as they can eat in a certain amount of time. Did this guy do this? Drink as much as he could in a short amount of time that would be terrible. I thought about it and the best I could come up with was a puzzled look and, You mean to tell me that you get paid to drink? He said, Yes. A reader commented on Januarys story about the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Port of Port St. Joe Port Authority and the St. Joe Company, show me the beef. Consider a portion served. The announcement last week that Eastern Shipbuilding, with operations in Allanton and Panama City, would expand into Gulf County was just the sort of news that the company and Port Authority hoped would spring from their agreement. As Port Authority chairwoman Johanna White said, not only was the MOU beginning to bear fruit quickly, it didnt matter whether Eastern Shipbuilding was leasing St. Joe or Port Authority land, all would benet. That was the idea behind the MOU. Though it might have taken an inordinate time getting to that point, the MOU was a clear indication that both parties had assets to bring to the table and both would benet by mutually working toward a solution for port development. To read the comments from the slew of elected ofcials who weighed in on the Eastern deal from Washington to Tallahassee ofcials raised hosannas a reader might think sliced bread had been invented; and here in Gulf County the announcement was pretty close. That within a year to 18 months an operation would be offering good jobs, high-paying jobs, for potentially hundreds of folks in the area is the kind of lifeline that a community struggling under the weight of roiling economy can grip tightly. Also worth a hurrah is the evident change in direction of The St. Joe Company. There is certainly enlightened selfinterest here. The company, ailing a bit for several years as the real estate market cratered, has a vested asset in that mill site and bulkhead, a political climate shining on ports as job creators and changes in shipping with the expansion of the Panama Canal and emerging markets in this hemisphere for a import and export trade. No surprise that the company, with new leadership and focus, would embrace a partnership with the Port Authority, which brings land and access to grant dollars, to develop the port. About as close as a no-brainer as there is, though previous St. Joe regimes scoffed at the idea. And there is certainly kudos to Eastern Shipbuilding. That this company has not only survived but thrived in todays economy, landed several large contracts that required an expansion despite two existing facilities, is a tribute to the company and the quality vessels which it obviously makes. If they werent quality, those contracts wouldnt be coming in during these difcult times. And lets also offer a shout out to port director Tommy Pitts. Maybe he is not the political animal some would prefer, or as aggressive as some looking from the outside might believe necessary, but throughout a decade of visioning over the port he sometimes seemed the only one in the room who believed in the ports potential. The most refreshing aspect to this endeavor, however, is evidence of a new attitude from St. Joe. That was on full display again on Monday as the Port St. Joe City Commission met in a workshop to consider rezoning the former mill site to clear the way for port development. Several commissioners expressed concerns about various aspects of what was being proposed as a Town Center Planned Unit Development (PUD) was heading toward repeal as the Port Authority sought to place the mill site, the former Arizona Chemical property and the citys Jetty Park within the port planning sector. The most important advantage of being part of the port master plan is that any portion could be eligible for federal or state dollars for port development or improvement. In sharp contrast to nearly a decade of discussions about the port, many of which became contentious amid angry back and forth over vision, there was plenty of give-and-take between commissioners and St. Joe vice president Jorge Gonzalez. Gonzalez expressed sensitivity to what the community had been through in the past just as he did during prior meetings with the Port Authority and for the desires of commissioners to maintain the quality of life that exists with a few jobs thrown in. There was careful and clear conversation, not debate, over future hopes and plans and the potential for the mill site. Concerns were heard and language to address those concerns agreed upon. No one could change history; the future though is a blank slate to be lled in by what appears to be a partnership. That a vice president of St. Joe, now headquartered hours away, would take the time to appear at a workshop due to the concerns and questions of commissioners itself speaks volumes. The MOU, the announcement concerning Eastern Shipbuilding, it all adds to the feeling that maybe indeed this is a new day between St. Joe and the community. Because that community and company dynamic has always seemed akin to the chicken-and-egg debate; the community and its citizens helped build St. Joe into the company it is while the company had much to do with the building of a once-thriving community. Now, after years of separation and bruised feelings, of struggles for the company and the community, the marriage seems back on track and that is a positive development. If the results are anything like they were from the late 1930s to the 1980s, that marriage can be a mutually prosperous one for company and community. And an economic engine for the region will have some of the precious fuel it needs. Lets roll this one over in our heads. Nike comes out with a new, glow-inthe-dark, outer space theme shoe. Riots break out as folks line up to pay $220 for the privilege of being the rst in their neighborhood with this latest and greatest in foot fashion. Diehards camped out all night to discover that the store only had eight pair of the new shoes in stock. Ancestry was questioned by friends and foe alike as they elbowed for track (no pun intended) position. Most of these footwear enthusiasts had not actually seen a pair of the new model, mind you. Nor even a picture! Nike has just about written the book on advertising and marketing for this latest generation. Police, naturally, were called out to restore order. Seems perfectly normal to me. Listen, you cant beat the just right shoe for the just right occasion! I remember those black loafers with the white lightening bolts down the sides that Leon wore to his senior prom. I aint actually sure who his date was. I dont remember the color of his suit. I cant recall if he wore one of those extra thin belts with the ever popular double buckle, but I can distinctly see to this day the rise and fall of the white ashes as he ambled out to the car. They were the best looking shoes Id ever seen. As the second brother in line, I knew they would eventually enter the hand-me-down pipeline. I yelled after him to take good care of those shoes. Dont step in anything, Dont getem wet, and for goodness sakes, Dont loose one of them! If you knew anything about Leon, youd understand my fears. My rst conscious thought of any kind of footwear were those dreaded Buster Brown Sunday goto-meeting shoes. They were designed by a former concrete worker. They didnt bend; they didnt breathe with your foot; they didnt give. There was no such thing as breaking them in. Our only respite was them six days God gave us between each Sunday. It took that long to get the circulation back in your toes and for the blisters to scab over. Where were those Nike people when a kid really needed them! The rst shoe I took note of and coveted in my little heart was a pair of baseball cleats. It was more than a tad embarrassing to be one of the few kids in Little League to step up to home plate wearing tennis shoes. Dad drove a truck for a living. Mom stayed home and raised three children, which when you throw Leon in the mix, might have been the most challenging and demanding work since Cain put his shoulder to the plow. Money was scarce. I complained and griped and moaned but truly understood baseball cleats was way down on the need order at our house in the early 50s. Mom, without a word to anyone, took to selling Avon on the side. I had me a brand new pair of Wilson Professional baseball spikes within a week. You cant believe the number of times I stepped out of the batters box and knocked the dirt off my cleats. I wipedem down with Neatsfoot oil after every wearing. I carefully placed them under my bed between games. I loved those shoes. Let me turn aside here for just a second. Ive enjoyed the privilege of wearing probably 50 pairs of baseball shoes over the years. I have had teams buy them for me. Ive had sporting goods salesmen to give them to me. Ive had shoe companies send me samples. Ive worn and lost and given away countless baseball shoes in my lifetime ... but I have never forgotten the love and sacrice Mother poured into that very rst pair! The penny loafer was the deal by the time I got to junior high. I spent some of the hard earned money I made picking up trash down at the swimming pool on a brown pair. Put my penny on tails just to be different and rolled my jeans up an extra notch so a blind man couldnt miss how footwear savvy I was. I strolled into English that rst day back in school like I owned the world. Susie Cozart came over to say hello. LaRenda Bradeld asked me how my summer went. Cynthia Wheat reminded me that I hadnt been over in a while to see her. Ruth Ann Wiley asked if I would help her with math and we hadnt even gotten to that class yet ... You just cant under estimate the importance of a good pair of shoes! Chuck Taylors Converse All Stars ruled the basketball courts back then. I dont remember exactly when the low cut Oxford black model was introduced. I know we didnt camp out all night or stand in line to buy them. No police were called out. But I got a pair fairly early in my basketball career. Im telling you, I could jump a little higher, run a little faster and those shoes emitted that perfect squeak when I stopped or turned quickly that made you sound like a basketball player, whether you actually were or not! I have known some great shoes in my day. And some others that Id just as soon forget. But each bring a memory and a reection of a certain time and place. I may not relate to standing night watch and calling out the riot squad to purchase footwear, but I certainly dont begrudge those glow-in-the-dark outer space sneaker seekers of today. Let them have their fun. By the time I got to my senior prom lightening bolts were out. Bass Weejuns were in. Son of a gun! Id been holding the wrong pair of shoes for years. It will be the same with these new Nikes, but dont tell this generation. Let them gure it out like we had to do! Respectfully, Kes HUNKER DOWN Kesley Colbert TIM CROFT Star news editor CRANKS MY TRACTOR BN Heard We didnt line up for Buster Brown A brighter Eastern sky What did Otis do? See CRANKS A5 Keyboard KLATTERINGS

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Finding comfort in pain Dear Editor: Recently many in the community mourned the loss of two young people, Canda Borden and Kyle Kennedy. Im sure that the outpouring of support from family and friends in the community and from other areas has proved to support these families during this time of grief. When tragedies occur, either in the local area or in another part of the world, it is common to hear the expression, It was Gods will. Many say this to bring some type of comfort to those that have been adversely affected by an event. To be honest, it is dif cult to try and comfort someone who is or has suffered greatly. Thus, people are moved to say and do what they can to bring some relief to those that need encouragement and comfort. However, when events happen that cause people much pain including death, whether that be due to natural disasters, war, illness, etc., is this truly the will of God? In other words, is God really responsible for the suffering that results when tragic events happen and lives are lost? Well, many in this community believe that the Bible is Gods Word. Thus, what does the Bible teach regarding this matter? When it comes to human suffering, the Bible helps us to understand certain important aspects about Gods personality. Consider just three: First, when humans suffer because of whatever reason, God feels compassion for people. When people were suffering in the past because of many reasons, the Bible states God, In all their af iction [or suffering] He was af icted. (Isaiah 63:9) God does not look upon human suffering with indifference but it actually bothers him to see people suffer. Second, the Bible states that God is Love. (1 John 4:8) Everything that God does is governed by love. Consequently, God is not responsible for the suffering in this world. If a decent person is repulsed by the idea of performing an action that would cause someone else to suffer, how much more so would God nd that idea even more appalling? Third, the Bible helps us understand that God is merciful and gracious abundant in goodness. (Exodus 34) The word mercy as used in the Bible means not only having warm sympathy and pity for a person who have suffered but someone is moved to help the suffering person. The Hebrew root word for gracious conveys the idea of someone who desires to help a person from the heart because he sees a person in need. The Theological Dictionary of the Old Testament states that the word translated goodness in the King James Version includes intervention on behalf of someone suffering misfortune or distress. Thus, not only is God hurt when he sees humans suffer, but because of his mercy, graciousness and goodness, he offers help now and will end all human suffering in the future. So, then, why do people suffer? Basically, this fall into three categories: The rst, random events. In the Bible, a tower fell on 18 people and killed them. Referring to what happened, Jesus asked, Do you think they were more guilty than anyone else who lived in Jerusalem? Certainly not. (Luke 13:4, 5) Jesus knew that God did not punish these people or take them by causing the tower to collapse on them resulting in their deaths. He knew this important truth, time and unforeseen occurrence befall them all. (Ecclesiastes 9:11) A person can suffer because he can be at the wrong place at the wrong time or he can be the victim of human error. For example, if a person was to ignore warnings and buildings are poorly constructed, when a severe storm comes and causes much destruction, this has nothing to do with God. The second deals with personal choice. Galatians 6:7 states, Whatever a man is sowing, this he will also reap. So, for example, a person chooses to make unwise decisions say squanders his money will have to deal with the results of those choices. We also may have to deal with the bad decisions of others. A person who becomes a victim of crime is suffering because of what another person, not God, did to him. Thirdly, consider the ruler of the world. The Bible teaches that the whole world is lying in the power of the wicked one. (1 John 5:19) Three times Jesus called Satan the Devil the ruler of this world. (John 12:31, 14:30, 16:11) This helps us to understand why so many horrible things happen today. Is it not comforting to know that when tragedies strike, which result in pain and suffering to many, that God is not responsible for such events? Consider, also, this nal scripture: James 1:13 reads, With evil things God cannot be tried nor does he himself try anyone. God is never the source of the suffering humans face. While everyone has to deal with some form of suffering in their life, they can be sure that God never causes or wills such things. On the contrary, God promises, by means of Jesus Christ, to remove all the suffering that we deal with including destroying Satan, a major source of this worlds problems. Dwayne Piergiovanni Port St. Joe Then I asked, Are you a wine taster? The young man told me he was not, but that he had visited over 100 wineries. I felt like I was on the old game show, Whats My Line? Finally I asked him, Just who pays you to drink? The young man explained to me that he worked at the microbrewery down the road. It made a little more sense, but of course I needed to know if his job was to just sit down there and drink beer all day. The young fellow in the sweatpants, T-shirt and ski hat was the Director of Drinking Operations for the brewery. I told him that he had an impressive title and he explained to me some of the things that he did. I thought about Otis Campbell, who was also a professional drinker. Maybe that is what Otis did. Life can be interesting if you let it be. I dont write about Andy Grif th all the time, I just write about what I nd interesting. Find more stories at www.CranksMyTractor. com. CRANKS from page A4 Thursday, March 1, 2012 Letters A5 | The Star Send your letters to : LETTERS TO THE EDITOR P.O. Box 308 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 Fax: 850-227-7212 Email: tcroft@star .com Comments from our readers in the form of letters to the editor or a guest column are solicited and encouraged. A newspapers editorial page should be a forum where differing ideas and opinions are exchanged. All letters and guest columns must be signed and should include the address and phone number of the author. The street address and phone number are for veri cation and will not be published. Letters must be in good taste and The Star reserves the right to edit letters for correctness and style. S HARE YOUR OPINIONS By Keith L. Jones, CPA Two federal tax credits may help you offset the costs of higher education for yourself or your dependents. These are the American Opportunity Credit and the Lifetime Learning Credit. To qualify for either credit, you must pay postsecondary tuition and fees for yourself, your spouse or your dependent. The credit may be claimed by either the parent or the student, but not both. If the student was claimed as a dependent, the student cannot le for the credit. You may claim only one of the credits for each student in a single tax year. You cannot claim the American Opportunity Credit to pay for part of your daughters tuition charges and then claim the Lifetime Learning Credit for $2,000 more of her school costs. If you pay college expenses for two or more students in the same year, you can choose to take credits on a per-student, per-year basis. You can claim the American Opportunity Credit for your sophomore daughter and the Lifetime Learning Credit for your spouses graduate school tuition. Key facts about these valuable credits: 1. The American Opportunity Credit Credit of up to $2,500 per eligible student. It is available for the rst four years of postsecondary education. Forty percent of the credit is refundable, which means that you may be able to receive up to $1,000, even if you owe no taxes. The student must be pursuing an undergraduate degree or other recognized educational credential. The student must be enrolled at least half time for at least one academic period. Quali ed expenses include tuition and fees, coursed related books supplies and equipment. The full credit is generally available to eligible taxpayers whose modi ed adjusted gross income is less than $80,000 or $160,000 for married couples ling a joint return. 2. Lifetime Learning Credit The credit can be up to $2,000 per eligible student. It is available for all years of postsecondary education and for courses to acquire or improve job skills. The maximum credited is limited to the amount of tax you must pay on your return. The student does not need to be pursuing a degree or other recognized education credential. Quali ed expenses include tuition and fees, course related books, supplies and equipment. The full credit is generally available to eligible taxpayers whose modi ed adjusted gross income is less than $60,000 or $120,000 for married couples ling a joint return. If you dont qualify for these education credits, you may qualify for the tuition and fees deduction, which can reduce the amount of your income subject to tax by up to $4,000. However, you cannot claim the tuition and fees tax deduction in the same year that you claim the American Opportunity Tax Credit or the Lifetime Learning Credit. You must choose to either take the credit or the deduction and should consider which is more bene cial. For more information, contact a Certi ed Public Accountant. CPAs are who Americans count on to provide them with sound tax and nancial advice. Keith can be contacted at keith@keithjonescpa. com. Education tax credits help pay higher education costs By Jessica Edmondson The good news this year is that youve got a couple of extra days. Rather than ling your taxes by April 15, the IRS tax ling deadline is Tuesday, April 17, 2012. But thats not the only change. Before ling your taxes, AARP has a few tips that older taxpayers may be able to use to cut taxes and to gain a bigger refund. Tax tips for older taxpayers: If you turned 65 before Jan 1, 2012, youre eligible to take a higher than normal standard deduction: Single $7,250; married $13,900; head of household $9,950; qualifying widow/widower $12,750. If your adjusted gross income, untaxed interest and half your Social Security bene t add up to less than $25,000 ($32,000 if married and ling jointly or qualifying widow), youll pay no taxes on your Social Security income. If youre in a tax bracket of 15 percent or lower, youll pay no federal taxes on long-term capital gains you racked up during the year. If you work while paying a home health aide to take care of your spouse or dependent, you may be able to claim a credit of up to $3,000 in dependent (or spouse) care expenses. If you pay all or some of your parents medical bills, you can deduct those as health care expenses. If you contributed after-tax income to your retirement account, a percentage of your annual distribution may be tax-free. If your stay at an assisted living facility or nursing home is related to medical care, you may be able to deduct the cost. 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Local A6 | The Star Thursday, March 1, 2012 IT I S OUR PLEA SUR E T O WELCOME Dr. Eugene Charbonneau Dana Whaley, ARNP And Susan Hardin, ARNP T O WEEM S MEDICAL CEN T E R EA ST Beginning MARCH 1, 2012 Primary Care and Urgent Care 110 NE 5 TH STREET CARRABELLE, FL 850-697-2345 NEWLY RE N OVATED NEWLY RE N NEWLY RE N NEWLY RE NEWLY RE NEWLY RE 719 Hwy 98, Mexico Beach (850) 648-8207 OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK 11AM-CLOSE OPENING O N MARCH 3 RD D J & BAND MARCH 9 TH THE ALL YOU C A N E AT BRE A KF A S T SAT URD A Y & S UND A Y 8:00 A .M. The critical budget drainage from several areas will continue until comprehensively addressed. They include: The land ll. The land ll loses hundreds of thousands of dollars each year and, according to Danford, brings in an annual average of one-third what is needed to make the operation break even. Danford, who as part of his duties oversees the land ll, said he has aging equipment that must be upgraded or replaced. He said he opposed using the Secondary Bridge Fund for any other purpose that addressing the needs of the countys 37 bridges and suggested, given the time expended by his work crews in county parks, that the Tourist Development Council might kick in some funding for park maintenance. Danford said he has had to borrow employees from other departments for Public Works tasks and that, after having his budget slashed by $600,000, Public Works and its needs compared to available funds is reaching crisis stage. We are in dire straits, Danford said. If the rest of the county (departments) look like Public Works, you are not going to have much cash to carry forward. EMS billing issues. This past year, the county outsourced billing and collection of EMS bills, but Clerk of Courts Becky Norris and EMS director Houston Whiteld both spoke of ongoing issues with the company. Norris said it was nearly impossible for her of ce to get a full nancial picture of EMS because the lack of proper paperwork and timeliness in action by the company. Whit eld said invoices could not be reconciled. I dont know where the money is going and what were getting, McDaniel said. This is critical because EMS is already an operation that runs a de cit. Also discussed was what coverage would be provided to Mexico Beach in the future too many such runs end being reimbursed to Bay County, Whit eld noted and assessing some sort of fee for those who call for an ambulance but either refuse to go or the situation was not urgent. Equipment. The county, more than one department head said, is facing critical problems with aging equipment in the next few years. Danford noted he had equipment that needed repair but did not have the funds. Collinsworth has a county truck with over 200,000 miles. Colbert and Sheriff Joe Nugent both noted aging computer software in their of ces. None of those items, nor a number more mentioned during the meeting, are small ticket. Deputy administrator Michael Hammond said ve or so years ago when times were good the county had a good system for replacing aging equipment; after four years of cost cutting that system is gone, he said. Gas. With the price of gas seeming to rise by the day, the effect on many departments adds up. The Sheriffs Of ce, Public Works, Mosquito Control, EMS, volunteer re departments and the Building Department have vehicles on the road nearly all day, and in some cases night, and if gas gets much higher, Nugent said, there will be severe impacts. We are probably okay with the price right now, but if it gets up to $5 a gallon, were all going to be in trouble, Nugent said. Munis. More than one department head discussed ongoing problems with the countys Munis system, an electronic system for a host of functions from work orders to payroll. County administrator Don Butler said the payroll aspect was awed. In general, the opinion at the table was that the system was not user-friendly and did not function as anticipated by the county, especially a work order system the county commission has discussed for seven or eight years, Nugent said. In addition, Norris spoke of her need for one more employee given the growing workload and cutbacks she had to make in recent years; department heads were asked to consider the effect of a 1 percent raise for employees; the countys contribution to the library system could be cut without affecting state funding; cutting by 20 percent funding to the Chamber of Commerce/Economic Development Council; the trimming of voting precincts; and consideration of moving to direct deposit, no paper, for payroll. Looming over the discussion were statements made near the beginning by Emergency Management Director Marshall Nelson and near the end of the workshop by Nugent: The county was not prepared and did not have the contingency funds for a natural disaster or major storm. The county has been unscathed for two years, Nelson said, but that could change. We have no money set aside for a disaster, Nelson said. If we have a disaster, we could be wiped out. Nugent added later, If we get a storm we will be in a big, big hole. criminal misdemeanors, criminal traf c, civil traf c and all county court civil cases led in Gulf County. In addition, he has been appointed by the 14th Judicial Circuit as an acting circuit judge and is assigned to handle the Circuit Juvenile Delinquency rotation for Gulf County as well as certain civil, criminal and probate matters throughout the 14th Circuit. McFarland is a member of the First United Methodist Church of Port St. Joe, the Conference of County Court Judges, the Florida Bar, Port St. Joe Lions Club and many other organizations and local philanthropies. It has been my privilege to serve the people of my hometown and all of Gulf County as your county judge, McFarland said. I look forward to continuing to serve as your county court judge and appreciate your vote come election time. Judicial elections in Florida are all mandated by law as nonpartisan elections. The primary election for this of ce is scheduled for Aug. 14. There has been a strategic change in direction for that property, Jorge Gonzalez, vice president for the St. Joe Company, said during Mondays workshop. (The rezoning of the mill site) is one of the things on our list we need to do. Gonzalez emphasized the focus was on port and related commercial activity at the mill site. He said entering into an agreement with the Port of Port St. Joe Port Authority with which St. Joe signed a Memorandum of Understanding in January to collaborate on port development was also a critical step. Instead of (developing the port) separately, we want to do it together, Gonzalez said. Port Authority executive director Tommy Pitts said that was one reason the Port Authority proposed to place the rezoned mill site and other St. Joe property along with the former Arizona Chemical donated to the Port Authority into the ports master plan. At the least, that allows the marketing of the entire sector as port property; it also offers state and federal grant opportunities accessible to the Port Authority for improvements to those lands to promote port activity. The Port Authority proposed to include Jetty Park within that planning area. The purpose, Pitts said, was to be able to secure any grants that might be needed for improvements now and in the future at Jetty Park. Pitts said the Port Authority also has been approached by a group, Travel Dynamics International, wishing to make two December 2012 dockings of boutique cruise ships 245 feet or so long vessels with 100-110 passengers at the port, and Jetty Park would provide the ideal location. Pitts said the MOU and new relationship with St. Joe were very young and included provisions for future agreements and for port planning. Including Jetty Park was simply part of that planning given its proximity to mill site acreage. I know the impact that could have, said Commissioner Rex Buzzett. That kind of thing can be bene cial. Buzzett had voiced concern over giving away Jetty Park carte blanche, but Pitts assured commissioners they would have the nal say for any uses at Jetty Park, and including the park in the port master plan was primarily a mechanism to access grant funds to improve the area as needed. Commissioners also expressed concerns about buffering surrounding any activity at the mill site. The southern end of Easterns lease is Howard Road, which travels behind the Port Shopping Center. Commissioners were concerned about activity between Howard Road and Marina Drive, as well as effects on the marina. Commissioner Lorinda Gingell said the city had paid considerable tax dollars to revitalize downtown in anticipation of the Town Center PUD, and the carpet was pulled out from under this town. Constituents, she said, had concerns about a backdrop of smokestacks while shing or looking at St. Joseph Bay from Jetty Park. Gonzalez said St. Joe has a vested interest in maintaining the luster of the Port St. Joe Marina and added that there was no intent to bring heavy industrial activity, which would involve smokestacks, to the site. We view this not as a place for smokestacks, Gonzalez said. We are sensitive to this. The potential (the mill site) has speaks to port-related activity. Commissioners will take up and adopt the ordinance to repeal the Town Center PUD and rezone the mill site property at their meeting Tuesday night. In other business from last weeks regular meeting: City Clerk Jim Anderson was hired as replacement for City Manager Charlie Weston, whose last day with the city is today. Charlotte Pierce will serve as interim city clerk until Andersons replacement is hired. The city audit has been completed, and auditor Jim Vance said it was clean of de ciencies. As recently as last year, the city had ve ndings pertaining to accountability, but those issues largely have been resolved. He suggested commissioners put in writing the policies and procedures undertaken to correct those de ciencies to ensure they are in writing for perpetuity. Its comforting to know we are on the right track, said Mayor Mel Magidson. We dont want to go backwards. This may be the rst clean audit in city history. Gail Alsobrook, executive director of the Port St. Joe Redevelopment Agency, announced she has entered into a contract with the county to serve as interim director of the Tourist Development Council until the county hires a permanent director. Alsobrook will serve as an independent contractor, just as she does with the PSJRA. Both positions are part-time at the moment. BUDGET from page A1 MILL SITE from page A1 M c FARLAND from page A1 COURTESY OF CHARLOTTE PIERCE James Hambone Hamilton is given a plaque of recognition by Mayor Mel Magidson. Hamilton recently retired from the city after 15 years of service.

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Special to The Star The Gulf County Domestic Violence Task Force is gearing up for a busy year in 2012. Several fundraising events are already in the planning stages in an effort to raise money and public awareness for domestic violence victims in Gulf County. These events include a silent auction, a ladies night out, a candlelight vigil and a golf tournament. These events have been very successful in the past as we continue our pledge to support the tenants of our mission. The purpose of the task force is to provide safety and victim assistance along with prevention and public awareness through education and public relations. The mission statement states the GCDVTF will encourage and support all involvement of local government, community agencies and concerned residents as we work together to put an end to domestic violence and sexual assault in Gulf County. We will focus on aid, safety and support of the victims along with public awareness, education and intervention to accomplish this goal. The GCDVTF is comprised of seven board members and numerous volunteers. Outgoing Chairman Georgene Brinkley who will now serve as past chairman, Joanne Freeman continues as secretary and Pam Martin continues as director. New board members include Debbie Ashbrook, chairman and former director, Pat Horst, director, Henry Horst, treasurer, Cathy Rigdon, director, and Joyce Downard, director. The Task Force welcomes the new Board members and the many strengths and talents that they bring to the organization. Pam Martin also has taken a new position as Domestic Violence Court Liaison. She will interface with the officiating judge to ensure the rights and safety of the victim are protected and accountability is placed with the offender, not the victim. As part of our awareness program members of this group spoke to the Gulf County high school students in the HOPE classes taught by Mrs. Rachel Crews in Port St Joe and Coach Dennis Kizziah in Wewahitchka. In addition to making available a rape and sexual violence prevention program presented by members of The Salvation Army throughout the year. The first event is scheduled for the Gulf County Domestic Violence Task Force is May 10 Ladies Night Out held in downtown Port St Joe; details to be publicized soon. Monthly meetings are at 4 p.m. EST on the last Monday of the month in the Law Library of the Court House in Port St. Joe. If you or your business would like to sponsor an event, donate an auction items, ask about volunteer opportunities or need additional information, call the office at 850-229-2901. Visit the website at www.gcdv.org. CAPE SAN BLAS STORYTELLING SHELLS & TALES MARCH 3, 2012 TALES TALES TALES TALES TALES MARCH 3, 2012 SHELLS & SHELLS & SHELLS & SHELLS & SHELLS & SHELLS & TALES TALES TALES TALES TALES SHELLS & SHELLS & SHELLS & SHELLS & SHELLS & SHELLS & TALES TALES TALES TALES SHELLS & SHELLS & SHELLS & SHELLS & TALES TALES TALES TALES TALES TALES SHELLS & SHELLS & TALES TALES SHELLS & SHELLS & SHELLS & SHELLS & SHELLS & SHELLS & TALES TALES TALES SHELLS & SHELLS & SHELLS & TALES TALES TALES SHELLS & SHELLS & SHELLS & SHELLS & TALES TALES TALES SHELLS & SHELLS & TALES TALES SHELLS & SHELLS & SHELLS & SHELLS & SHELLS & SHELLS & TALES TALES TALES TALES SHELLS & SHELLS & TALES TALES TALES SHELLS & SHELLS & SHELLS & SHELLS & TALES TALES TALES For additional information: 850.229.7799 www.GulfCountyCCA.com PROCEEDS FROM TICKET SALES BENEFIT: e Gulf County Humane Society; Friends of St.Joseph Bay Buer Preserve; Friends of St. Joseph Peninsula State Park. FEATURING FLORIDA STORYTELLERS PARTIALLY FUNDED BY GULF COUNTY TOURIST DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL Robert C. Bruner Attorney Personal & Business Bankruptcy Over 30 Years Legal Experience 850-670-3030 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 Local The Star| A7 Thursday, March 1, 2012 SPECIAL TO THE STAR Board members, left to right: Joyce Downard, Cathi Rigdon, Pam Martin, Patricia Mamoran, Debbie Ashbrook. Board Members not pictured: Georgene Brinkley, Pat Horst, Henry Horst and Joanne Freeman. Ending domestic violence in Gulf County Star Staff Report The third annual Moving in Memory of Marline 10K, 5K and 1 mile Fun Run is scheduled for Saturday, March 24 at the Marina Civic Center in downtown Panama City. Race day registration will be at 7 a.m., with the 10K and 5K starting at 8 a.m. and the 1 mile run starting at 9:30 a.m. Fees are as follows: 10K: $20, 5K: $15, 1 mile: $10. This is a Relay for Life fundraiser hosted by Because They Matter, formerly TEAM MARLINE. Proceeds will bene t the American Cancer Societys annual Relay for Life event scheduled in Panama City in April. Online race registration is available at Active.com or email Kelly Kirvin at kellykirvin@comcast. net or call 850-381-3291. Moving in Memory of Marline Fun Run set for March

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Local A8 | The Star Thursday, March 1, 2012 Street, now Martin Luther King Blvd., there were a number of locally owned businesses: laundries, service stations, clubs, restaurants, barber shops and groceries. It was a community con ned to itself, where its residents werent welcomed on the other side of the tracks. Osborne recognized local black leaders of that community who helped break down those walls of segregation and pave the road toward integration and acceptance in Port St. Joe. Among those mentioned was Clifford Sims, a local man who came of age during a time of racial con ict in the American South and governmental con ict overseas. He was a man who made the ultimate sacri ce to save the lives of his men and commander while serving as a Delta Raider in Vietnam. Learning about black history in our own community is very important, Osborne said. It all starts right here at home. Osborne, who was the guest speaker at the event, is a 1978 graduate of Port St. Joe High School, spent 20 years serving in the U.S. Army and is the CEO of his own IT consulting rm. I wanted to focus on African Americans in our own community, right here in Port St. Joe, Osborne said. The people of the past laid some serious groundwork. Pastor James Wiley of the Oak Grove Assembly of God also looked back on the divided Port St. Joe of the past and reminded students that though history is a great template, we must also anticipate the future. He re ected on a time when there was a sharp division between the black and white communities of Port St. Joe. It was something that came as quite a shock to Wiley, who moved around frequently as a child and had lived in more tolerant areas of the country. I realized there was something ugly hidden beneath this serene community, Wiley said. There was a time when you didnt cross those railroad tracks (that divided North and South Port St. Joe). Since then the barriers have been pattered by the truth that all men are created equal, Wiley said. The railroad tracks that once sharply divided our beautiful city have nally been removed. A presentation by PSJHS student Reginald Smith honored the black leaders of the civil rights movement who were pivotal in shattering the barricades of segregation across the country. At the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, he changed the world. Martin Luther King Jr.s I Have a Dream speech echoed in the PSJHS gymnasium as the faces of the countrys black leaders danced across the projection screen: Langston Hughes, Eugene Bullard, Suzie King Taylor, Louis Armstrong, Rosa Parks, Jesse Jackson, Malcolm X, Condoleezza Rice, Maya Angelou, Oprah Winfrey and Barack Obama. During the program, retired PSJHS teacher Rodney Herring also honored the memory of Charles Osborne, a former coworker of his at PSJHS and the father of guest speaker Stephen Osborne. Charlie Osborne followed his heart, Herring said. He went to Korea at a time when the armed forces were still segregated. Herring said Osborne was proud to serve in the chosen reservoir, often called the Frozen Chosen by the media because their supplies were limited. He recognized him for being an innovator, the point of the technology sphere during his time at PSJHS. Osbornes classroom teaching career spanned from 1957 to 1996. Herring remembers Osbornes picture of retirement, when he would spend his days surf shing on the Cape. He was diagnosed with terminal cancer shortly after his retirement. I think he would say to you today if he could, live life to the fullest because you never know, Herring said to his student audience. 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Local The Star| A9 Thursday, March 1, 2012 Star Staff Report Madison County businessman, Mike Williams, has announced that he will seek the Republican nomination to represent 10 North Florida counties in the Florida House of Representatives, District 7 seat. Williams is a 53-yearold, 5th generation North Floridian and has been involved in business and community service all of his adult life. He has deep roots in agriculture and lives on the farm where he grew up. With 30 years of business experience, Williams is currently an Investment Advisor Representative with North Florida Financial Corporation. He serves as Chairman of North Florida Community College Board of Trustees, a member of the North Central Florida Regional Planning Council, and was recently appointed to the Third Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission by the Governor. The people of North Florida deserve a strong conservative voice to represent their interest in the Florida House. Williams said. I look forward to meeting the people of the district and earning their support by sharing my conservative values and principals and demonstrating my commitment to representing their needs and interests. Williams is seeking the Florida House District 7 seat currently held by Marti Coley of Marianna. Coley was drawn out of the district by the redistricting process. The district is now comprised of Gulf, Franklin, Madison, Lafayette, Taylor, Jefferson, Wakulla, Liberty and Calhoun counties and a small portion of Leon County. Mike has been married to his wife, Susan, for 32 years and they have two adult children, a son-inlaw and two grandchildren. Williams is a member and adult Sunday school teacher at Fellowship Baptist Church in Madison. He welcomes your comments, concerns and questions during his campaign. 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Theyre pretty laborintensive to assemble and we just dont have the manpower, said Greg Lay eld, maintenance director of Gulf County Schools. It was a good deal. The inmates got to help and it saved us a lot of money. Lay eld said the district was able to purchase twice the lockers for the same amount of money by opting for the cheaper, unassembled lockers. With sixth-graders now at both Gulf County elementary schools, there was a new need for lockers this year. They help us all the time, Lay eld said of the Gulf Forestry Camp inmates. If Ive got something coming up, I can call up the warden and get a crew. They really help us out a lot. Lay eld said the school board had a bid out for assembled lockers before Superintendent Jim Norton was appointed last fall. Norton retracted the bid and requested the board re-bid for cheaper, unassembled lockers. We re-bid and got about twice the lockers for the same amount of money, Lay eld said. Norton said these types of savings, at $10,000 a pop, can amount to big savings for Gulf County taxpayers. Were very appreciative of the inmates for their help, Lay eld said. Williams announces run for State Representative MIKE WILLIAMS Elementary schools receive new lockers Special to The Star Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative recently contributed $2,000 to local scholarship funds. The Cooperative contributed $500 to the Bay Education Foundations Take Stock in Children program and the Gulf County Scholarship Program. The Cooperative has also agreed to provide a $250 scholarship to a graduating senior from Altha Public School, Blountstown High School, Chipley High School and Vernon High School. We are proud to assist local students with the expense of furthering their education, said GCEC Manager of Marketing and Member Services Kristin Evans. 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E-mail outdoors news to tcroft@ star .com O UTDOORS www.starfl.com Section Section A Thursday, March 1, 2012 Your Hunting Headquarters Corner of Marina Drive, Port St. Joe, FL (next to Piggly Wiggly) www.BWOsh.com (next to Piggly Wiggly) www.BWOsh.com Your Hunting Headquarters Corner of Marina Drive, Port St. Joe, FL (next to Piggly Wiggly) www.BWOsh.com Your Hunting Headquarters 5 t h A n n u a l March 30-31 ST 2012 HUGE SAVINGS ON THOUSANDS OF FIS H ING, HUNTING, AND APPAREL ITEMS FACTORY REPS ON HAND PENN TRUCK TOUR SHIMANO PRO TEAM WINCHESTER SEMI SHOW FREE FISHING SEMINARS WITH THE PROS SOME ITEMS UP TO 70% OFF RETAIL PRICE The old deer saying is face into the wind because deer always will have their noses to the wind. That looks good on paper, but it doesnt always work. Last year, I killed a very nice buck that Phil down at Kritter Kreations mounted. I made the comment at the time I was satis ed with this mount and I didnt really care if I ever killed another one. I dont have enough room in my living room for a bunch of dead animals, bucks or otherwise. My son went to Texas and brought back a big one that takes up half the living space, and mine sort of lls out the rest. When I said I didnt really care if I killed another one, someone must have been listening because it looks as if I never will. But I really dont think I was telling the truth. I took off a week the past few days to see if a deer in rut would wander under my climber. I didnt mean for it to literally walk under it, sort of walk off to the side and give me enough time to get ready. I was sort of facing the wind, but not exactly looking into it. The woods to my left were clear and in the spot I was I never had seen a deer come from that direction. I was sort of surprised when I heard something walking with the wind behind me. My peripheral vision should have picked up this animal before it got too close but I was wearing a light piece of cloth to keep mosquitoes out of my face and it blocked the animal from view. By the time I saw him, he was right under me. It was one of the prettiest 10-points I have seen alive. The deer walked directly under my stand and in the process looked directly up at me. I know there are plenty of you deer hunters out there who would say I should have killed that deer. Im here to tell you, I dont think so. If I had blinked an eye, he would have been off in a shot. I noticed his hackles rising on his back, and I knew the jig was up. In a second, he blew out of there like the space shuttle. He ran a zigzag course between pine trees, which made it more than dif cult to get a shot. I hollered at him, but he ran more than 100 yards before he stopped. I popped off a shot and didnt cut a hair. I searched for blood and all the things you look for in that situation. All in all, I would do it over again just to be able to look in that animals eyes and stare at those gorgeous antlers. They were chocolate in color, and it looked as though he had been ghting because the outer edges were white. Like the kid who killed the pig, the memory will remain with me forever. Hooked on Outdoors Outdoor Life Scott Lindsey captainlindsey@ knology.net PHOTOS BY MIKE CAZALAS | Florida Freedom Newspapers Paul Larrabee of Jacksonville, right, has been bringing his RV to the track for a couple of decades. Hes joined on this trip by his friend Jerry Taylor, left, and Karen Jo Taylor. At right, its Florida, so amingos are never out of place. Below, RVs just outside the track dont have a view of the racing, but they are close enough to the edge of the track to hear it. Daytona a haven for RV lovers By MIKE CAZALAS Florida Freedom Newspapers The great outdoors might not be for everyone, but when the great outdoors is that area outside the Great American Race at Daytona International Speedway youll nd some of the most avid RV enthusiasts in the country. Its not camping, Paul Larrabee, 60, said as he sat on an orange cushion on a black collapsible chair bearing the No. 3 of Dale Earnhardt which sat on a trailer along with a matching wicker loveseat, wicker chair and a table outside his RV. Its a lifestyle. The trailer is to haul Larrabees American Iron Horse Texas Chopper. He left the Harley-Davidson at home. Traveling to Daytona has been part of Larrabees lifestyle for almost 30 years, and for the past 20 years that has included traveling in an RV and renting a space on the grounds outside the track. A spot can be had for $575, and its a popular choice Larrabee knows many of his neighbors since they all end up in the same spot twice a year when NASCAR comes to Daytona. Once you get a spot, you have rst rights to rent it for the next race, and people dont give that up too easily. Because once a spot is claimed, the owner is freed from the hassles facing tens of thousands of fans trying to get to and from the track each day during race weeks. Entering the grounds of Daytona the RVs spread out before your eyes like misplaced train cars that were once in a perfect alignment but were slightly shaken and left slightly askew. Theres symmetry to it, an alignment that comes off as orderly to the passerby but which would drive an engineer crazy. Some RVs, such as Larrabees, though still perfectly serviceable, might have seen better days he paid $65,000 for it a couple of decades ago. It doesnt stand out as being faulty or in ill-repair; its just across the street from a Fleetwood that cost about $150,000. And they go up from there, he said. Only a few RVs away, Melody Hoffman of Greencove Springs sat with her parents on collapsible chairs with only a large checkeredag-designed rug separating them from her Coachmen Sport Coach, which set her back about $130,000 when she bought it eight years ago. Is it worth it? Absolutely it was, Hoffmann, 58, said. Its just so great meeting all these different people. We people watch, and everyone stops by to say hello, its just so friendly. Hoffmann wasnt a race fan nine years ago. I had never been to a race in my life, and I was invited to come here eight years ago, she said. That was in February and we bought the RV in March, and weve been here ever since. Hoffmann even offered a tour of the RV while explaining the bene ts and comforts of traveling that way, whether its to a race or any location. There was plenty of room, the air conditioning was a relief and an array of fruits, waters and wine lined the counter. When you just go by car, you park wherever youre going and you dont get the full experience, she said. We get to sit here, watch and talk, and theres just something exciting about it when the cars are roaring around out there whether its a practice or a truck race or whatever. Those who have been around longer, such as Larrabee, describe the RV area outside the track as its own community, even carrying different standards than the RV city that goes for a much higher price in the in eld. No one locks their doors out here, we watch out for each other, Larrabee said. The camaraderie in our section is real, its almost always the same people. In the in eld, it can turn into a party that doesnt end until the wee hours of the morning. That doesnt mean its sedate outside the track, a point driven home by his consumption of large quantities of energy drink Friday morning. It was a rough night, he said. We gured wed just blow it out and get it over with, but we start rolling the carpet up about 11 p.m. In there, he continued, his head leaning toward the in eld, they keep going until 3 or 4 in the morning. They can have it. Florida Freedom Newspapers Paul Larrabee of Jacksonville, right, has been bringing his RV to the track for a couple Paul Larrabee of Jacksonville, right, has been bringing his RV to the track for a couple of decades. Hes joined on this trip by his friend Jerry Taylor, left, and Karen Jo Taylor. RVs just outside parents on collapsible chairs with only a large checkeredsomething exciting about LIFESTYLE ITS NOT CAMPING; ITS A Page 10 Freshwater Inshore Red sh are being caught in the I.C.W. canal on live shrimp and D.O.A. lures, but not much to talk about on trout this week. Whiting are still biting pretty good in the surf and at Cape San Blas and at Indian Pass. The sea wall at the St. Joe marina has had mixed reports of red sh, Spanish mackerel, and a few big bull red sh lately. Last week was a bad week on the Forgotten Coast. Strong winds and rain kept most anglers off the water. We have great shing conditions for this week. Good reports from Lake Wimico of Bass and cat sh now with the rising water. SPONSORED BY

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Star Staff Report The Lady Gators suffered two losses last week but nished the week on an up note after beating Cottondale to nish the week 4-3. The teams were knotted at 2-2 after seven regulation innings, forcing extra innings. In the top of the eighth, Cottondale loaded the bases with two out before pitcher Jessica Smith registered a strikeout to end the inning. Sam Hoover reached base after Smith singled in the Wewahitchka half of the inning. Tori Lanter walked and a single by Tara Walding led to Smith being tagged at the plate. Following a Star Staff Report It was three up, three down for Wewahitchka High School baseball last week. The Gators beat Aucilla Christian on the road, downed Port St. Joe at home and beat Ponce de Leon at home to complete an undefeated week. The Gators beat Aucilla 9-7 on Feb. 21 as Heath Bailey led the attack with two doubles, an RBI and three runs-scored. Justin Flowers had a double, single and drove in a run, Cory Walding had two hits and three RBIs and Taylor Husband had a double, single, RBI and a run-scored. On Thursday, Wewahitchka hosted Port St. Joe in a 51 win over its county rival. Bailey pitched seven innings, allowing four hits while striking out ve and walking ve. He was also 1 for 2 with a run-scored. Flowers had two hits and scored a run and Cole Harper had two hits. The Gators pounced on Ponce de Leon for 12 hits in a 7-1 victory. Chris Myrick pitched three-hit ball over seven innings, striking out eight to earn the win. Husband had two doubles, drove in three runs and scored a run; Tyler Whitten had two hits; and Hunter McDaniel was 2 for 2 with a run-scored. The Gators also beat Altha on Tuesday night with a 4-3 victory. By Megan Gannon The following was written by Class of 2011 Port St. Joe High School graduate Megan Gannon about her father, Chuck Gannon. This rst aired on ESPN Radio. Megan, a freshman telecommunications student at the University of Florida, graciously allowed us to share this story. If you have lived in the city of Port Saint Joe or anywhere in the Panhandle for the past 17 years, chances are this name rings a bell: Coach Chuck Gannon. He is one of the most well -known and respected athletic directors and coaches in the Panhandle, and probably in the state, as he has 30-plus years of experience to prove it. Now, for most people, current and former players included, when they hear his name, they shiver, tremble, and get a little intimidated; however, they also feel an enormous level of respect. But for me, it just brings a big smile to my face, because this man happens to be my dad. Growing up in East Peoria, Ill., Gannon always enjoyed playing sports and had a natural love for them. His favorite sport throughout high school and even into college was basketball, as he went on to Eureka College on a basketball scholarship. He graduated from Eureka in 1973 with a Bachelors Degree in Physical Education. He stayed in the state of Illinois for six years where he taught and coached at local elementary, middle, and high schools. In 1979, he moved to the Sunshine State and began his career in Citrus County. He stayed in the Central Florida area for 15 years coaching in various counties. While in Marion County at Dunnellon High School, Gannon had the privilege of working under Richard Kennedy. Kennedy and Gannon became very good friends, and Kennedy can be credited with the reason that Coach Gannon moved up to the Panhandle in 1994. Coach Gannon was a pleasure to work with, Kennedy said. He is outstanding, loyal, knowledgeable, dedicated I just dont have enough time to say everything I need to say about him. Kennedy took the job at Liberty County High School, and since there were no positions available at that school, Gannon and his family found themselves at Port Saint Joe High School. Gannon was the assistant football and basketball coach for two years before he accepted the position of athletic director and head football coach in 1996. He retained this position for ve years until John Palmer took over the program. When Palmer arrived in St. Joe, Gannon found himself swimming with a different crowd of students. He was no longer working with high school students, but the complete opposite. Gannon became the new Physical Education teacher at Port St. Joe Elementary School. While he was at the elementary school, he did serve as Defensive Coordinator under John Palmer (or JP as we call him) for seven years, along with being assistant and head baseball coach, and the head basketball coach for a time. Palmer appreciated Gannons direct approach as well as his ery demeanor. He said Gannon has the It factor he knows when to get on someone and when to be complimentary. 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JOE WEWAHITCHKA PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA SP O RTS www.starfl.com A Page 11 Section A Legend CONTRIBUTED PHOTO Chuck and Megan Gannon at Shark Field. Below, Chuck Gannon teaches defense on the practice eld at Port St. Joe High School last fall. Port St. Joe splits week Star Staff Report One win and one loss de ned the week as the Port St. Joe High School baseball team moved to 3-2 on the season. The Tiger Sharks lost at Wewahitchka 51 last Thursday. Jessie Hyman started on the mound and took the loss. Justin Cothran led St. Joe on offense with a pair of hits and he drove in the lone Tiger Shark run. The Tiger Sharks allowed Wewahitchka to score three unearned runs in one inning. Last Friday, Port St. Joe traveled to Graceville and won 8-4. Tyler Worley led Port St. Joe with two hits and two RBIs. Austin Howze (2-1) started on the mound and tossed four innings for the win while Coy Burke nished the last three innings. Port St. Joe is at West Gadsden at 6 p.m. EST Thursday and host Wewahitchka on Friday, with the junior varsity playing at 5 p.m. and the varsity at 7:30 p.m. EST. RETURNS TO PSJ TIM CROFT | The Star Tiger Sharks are at West Gadsden on Thursday, host Wewa on Friday Wewa baseball enjoys perfect week Lady Tiger Sharks open 3-0 Star Staff Report The Port St. Joe High School softball is off to a hot start with three wins in the rst games of the regular season. MaKayla Ramsey pitched an eight-inning two-hitter, and drove in the winning run, to beat Bozeman 2-1 on Feb. 21 and scattered eight hits while beating South Walton 7-4 last Friday. Sandwiched between Ramseys wins, Alex Hodge allowed just ve hits in beating county rival Wewahitchka 5-4 on Feb. 23. Against Bozeman, Ramsey struck out eight, walked three and allowed just one run. Hodge had a two-out single in the fourth to score Addison Rice and Ramsey singled in Katie Gardner in the eighth inning with the winning run. Ramsey was 2 for 2 with a double; Hodge 1 for 3; and Gardner and Katie Lacour were each 1 for 4. Ramsey carried a big bat again against Wewahitchka as she was 2 for 3 with three RBIs. Brittnie King had a double, single and drove in two runs. Gardner had a double and single, Christian Laine had two hits and Lacour had a hit and scored three runs. Rice, Hayley Wood and King each scored a run as Port St. Joe fought back from a 4-0 de cit after one inning, scoring two in the third, two more in the fth and the winning run in the bottom of the sixth. Hodge struck out three, walked one and allowed four earned runs, but settled down after the rst inning. Ramsey allowed struck out seven and walked none, allowing four earned runs in the win over South Walton. Wood was 3 for 3 with an RBI; Lacour, Gardner and Kesley Miles each had to hits, Gardner driving in two runs; and Ramsey, King and Hodge each had a hit, Ramsey driving in two. The Lady Tiger Sharks will play in the Tallahassee Timberwolves Classic this weekend. The Lady Tiger Sharks will play in the Tallahassee Timberwolves Classic this weekend See LEGEND A12 Star Staff Report The 2012 Port St. Joe Junior/Senior High School weightlifting team began its season on Monday, Feb. 27 with a trip to Altha and a sixteam meet that also includes teams from Wewahitchka, Liberty County, Sneads, Blountstown and Altha. The Sharks had three key lifters lost to graduation in Jacobie Chambers, Chris Foxworth, and Chad Clark. Foxworth and Clark both won all six meets in their weight classes last year and quali ed for the state Class 1A weightlifting meet in Kissimmee. Key lifters returning this year are Ramello Zaccarro (183 pounds), Natrone Lee(199), Nick Lewis(169), Joe Love (183), Cory North (169), Bryon Harris (219), Jacobie Jones (219), and Vern Barth (Hwy). Key newcomers are Carter Thacker (154), Marcel Duarte (129), Kaleb Odom (139), Reggie Smith (169), and Riley Burke (Hwy). Coach Tracy Browning said the team also will use some junior high athletes to eld the team and they should help in the building of our program. There is a real excitement around the athletics here at the school and we hope this cares over to the season, Browning said. Mixed week leaves Lady Gators with winning record See LADY GATORS A12 PSJHS WEIGHTLIFTING TEAM

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your dad. Now, 11 years later, Gannon nds himself again roaming the halls of Port St. Joe High School. He is their new Athletic Director and Head Football Coach as well as the weightlifting instructor. He agreed to take on the position, even though he only has two years left until retirement. He accepted the challenge in order to attempt to return PSJ to its former glory after it has seen a slump in the last few years. When it comes to coaching and how Gannon does it, he is very old school. He believes in hard work, and by hard work he means working out in the weight room and pushing yourself to be better, rather than just relying on talent. He believes it helps in all sports. He will tell you over and over again, winning isnt everything. He believes that playing a sport (football in particular) teaches you about life, not just the sport you are playing. His infamous quote: If Im not yelling at you, it means I dont care about you is known and remembered by all players. He never takes full credit for a win, he always gives the praise to the players and assistant coaches; however, he will take the full blame for a loss. One of the best parts of watching him be a coach for so many years is the relationship he has developed with current and former players. For current players, he is always trying to push them to their utmost ability. He is always instilling con dence in these kids and pushing them to work hard and get better. He believes in TEAM and building camaraderie among players. This was evidenced by the Thursday night spaghetti dinners that we hosted at our home for the seniors. These get-togethers always served as a way to show the team that family was important and should be valued even if it was your football family. But as they get older, graduate, and move-on, his relationship with them changes. They enjoy reminiscing about games and practices whenever they get together. They respect him enough to include him in important events in their lives, like weddings and the birth of their children. One former player is now a teacher and coach at PSJHS and credits Gannon with being one of the main reasons he has chosen this profession. Josh Dailey states I have never seen a coach so devoted and so passionate about his job. He goes on to say that he is grateful to have the opportunity to work with the person who got him into coaching in the rst place. As one of his assistants, he expects the same things out of me as he did when I was a player to be dedicated, enforce discipline, and most importantly, help mold young athletes into productive men. Growing up and being a coachs kid de nitely had its ups and downs. Ever since I was 2 years old, my life consisted of Friday nights in the fall spent cheering under the lights, Saturdays watching my dad leave to exchange lm and do laundry, and Sundays knowing he would be at the weekly coaches meetings. And while it was more than just games and meetings, there were also some negatives that came with this lifestyle. I was always known as Coach Gannons daughter and anything I did would get back to him. Also, many times my dad felt guilty because he was always so busy but I would never change anything about it. Having my dad be a coach and teacher for over 30 years has been the most rewarding experience of my life. Whether it was playing around in a hotel room while he was in a coachs clinic, watching two of his best friends get inducted into the FACA Hall of Fame, or just simply watching lms with him at home, I got my love of sports from him and from the lifestyle in which I was brought up. Additionally, I learned valuable life lessons from what I witnessed him teaching his players and the friendships he still has today with Kennedy and JP. My dad is my hero for many different reasons. First, he recognizes my mom as his biggest supporter, cheerleader, and best friend. Second, he beat cancer and walks today as a survivor; third, he sticks to his gunshe doesnt back down but rather, upholds his principles, no matter what. I have learned all of this and so much more from him. He has been an amazing coach not only to all of his players, but to me as well, and he deserves to be recognized for how great he truly is. He is the main reason as to why I want to go into sports broadcasting. I am so proud of everything he has done thus far, what he will continue to do in the future, and most of all, I am so very proud and honored to be known as his daughter. My goal for the future is to make him as proud of me as I am of him, and to continue the legacy that he has created. I am so honored that I got to tell this story not from a journalists point of view, but from a daughters perspective. My dad is deserving of so much recognition for how great of a coach he is; and if my side of the story doesnt convince you, please ask anyone I mentioned in this article and they will gladly tell you the same. His passion, dedication, discipline, and ability to motivate are just some of the many qualities that make him not only a great coach, but an outstanding dad as well. He is the MVP in my life; he always has been and always will be. 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 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 ** A W ARD W INNING DESSER T S ** dbutler@coastalcoverage.com Locally owned and operated Home Business Auto Health Workers Comp COMMER C IAL R ESIDENTIAL COMMUNITY ASSO C I A TION M GR. 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Smith pitched the rst two innings, striking out three and Price pitched the nal four innings the game was called on the mercy rule and struck out three and walked three. Walding and Jaden Rouse led the Lady Gator attack with two hits apiece. Wewahitchka fell 5-4 Feb. 23 at Port St. Joe. Price pitched seven innings to take the loss, walking ve and striking out three. Walding had a triple, single and an RBI; Rouse had a pair of singles and drove in a run; Smith had two singles; and Lanter had two singles and an RBI. The Lady Gators scored four in the rst inning only to see Port St. Joe battle back and win in its nal at-bat. The Lady Gators are at Altha on Friday, host Ponce de Leon at 4 p.m. CST Monday and host Blountstown at 6 p.m. CST March 9. LADY GATORS from page A11

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COMMUNITY www.starfl.com B Page 1 Section Thursday, March 1, 2012 By Valerie Garman Star Staff Writer Modern day cowboys bring the cows home on ATVs instead of on horseback. Although the business has changed, Hank Mattson, a modern day Florida Cracker Cowboy at Rockin J Ranch in Central Florida, said it is his mission to preserve the life and times of the Florida Cracker Cowboys of the past. My whole aim, my mission, is for people to realize that cattle farming didnt start out west, Mattson said. Raising cattle as livestock started right here in the state of Florida. Since the cattle business isnt what it used to be, Mattson takes pride in telling stories and writing poems about the historical Florida Cracker Cowboy, the major theme of his storytelling and poetry. Its not as tough as it used to be because now all the properties are fenced, Mattson said. And if weve got any troublemakers, those are the rst ones we sell because the whole herd will follow. I still know how it used to be. My aim is to chronicle and preserve the life and times of the myriad of Florida folks who for over 500 years have been working cattle. Mattson will join storytellers Pat Nease and Robyn Rennick this weekend at a Cape San Blas storytelling event dubbed Shells and Tales. The March 3 event, sponsored by the Coastal Community Association and the Gulf County Tourism Development Council, will start with Kids Tales at Salinas Park on Cape San Blas Road from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET. There will be stories and music, face painting, re engine demonstrations, and free hotdogs and drinks. The grown-up event will aim to prove that stories arent just for kids. There will be a wine and cheese tasting event accompanied PHOTO SPECIAL TO THE STAR Hank Mattson, a Florida Cracker Cowboy, is one of the three featured storytellers at the Cape San Blas Shells and Tales storytelling event this Saturday. Shells and Tales at Cape San Blas By Tim Croft Star News Editor Bill Lynch owns one of the rst, if not the rst, houses built in Highland View. Lynch also owns about 28 acres of land that slices through the Highland View community. From that land, Bill Lynch provides some of the nest looking fruits and vegetables in the county. I grew up on a farm and I always helped my mother with the garden, Lynch said recently during a stroll through a patch of turnips the size of small volleyballs and waist-high collard greens growing ripe for harvest. We always had a pretty garden. Lynch, who will turn 86 in June, has lost none of his touch. During a stroll with a reporter, Lynch could not help but take a tree branch to provide a better view of the gorgeous and huge Star Staff Report The last opportunity until fall to climb the Cape San Blas Lighthouse during a full moon comes next week. The March climb will be the last until October. The sunset and full moon climbs provide breathtaking views of the skies and waters of the Gulf of Mexico. The next full moon climbs will begin at 5 p.m. ET on March 8-9, next Thursday and Friday. Climbers can climb until well whenever the fun stops. Gate opens at 5 p.m. for the sunset climb and you can also climb and watch the moon come out, from the top of the tower. Please wear climbing shoes and bring a jacket (bug spray may be needed also). The cost is $5 for adults. No children may climb after dark. If the weather is cool, there will be a re pit burning so bring a chair and join the fun; dont forget the marshmallows. For more information call Beverly at the Lighthouse Gift Shop at 850-229-1151. By Beverly Mount-Douds I am a genealogist and historical researcher. I am not a writer though I have published three local history books of our area, and am now the Cape San Blas Lighthouse Lady. My pastime is history, whether it is family or lighthouse history or history of our area. Several days ago Betty McNeill gave me some papers on the Freddie Hencken written by George Core. Those papers were like lighter (wood) to my re. It started a re in me that lead me to locating more ships that might be buried in our waters off the Forgotten Coast. Here is what I have found so far. The rst Freddie Hencken was lost in Feb. 1892 off Gull Shoal, NC. The master saved all the spars and furniture and the Library from the schooner and took them to Bath, Maine and had her rebuilt. When nished she was a threemasted schooner of 500 tons, 146.2 by 12.4 vessel, capable of carrying 250,000 feet of lumber. In September 1912, she hit a hurricane, coming out of the Bahamas, the rough seas smashed her up and tore away part of her sails. Off Cape San Blas, her master ordered the crew to toss the anchor overboard. The winds and tide drove the schooner high and dry upon the beach between Money Bayou and the Cape San Blas Lighthouse. The locals loved to drive their cars out to visit the abandoned vessel; it became a favorite place for lovers to go parking. In 1929 some careless people sat her a re accidently when panicking on her deck. The re spread, destroying the popular attraction. A history of the schooner from the papers proDo you know how many ships have sunk off Cape San Blas? Last full moon climb of the season See TALES B6 Ed Wisneski grew this large, 10-pound rutabaga in his garden in Parker. Note the quarter in the photo to show the scale of the rutabaga. Wisneski said he has grown rutabagas even bigger than this one in the past. He also grows other vegetables like turnips, tomatoes and onions in his garden. RUTA-BIG-A Garden party See PHOTO B6 See SHIPS B6 See GARDEN B6 My whole aim, my mission, is for people to realize that cattle farming didnt start out west. Raising cattle as livestock started right here in the state of Florida. Hank Mattson ..................................................................................... MAIN PHOTO : Purple and white turnips growing side by side, each nearly the size of a small human head. TIM CROFT | The Star

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B2 | The Star Thursday, March 1, 2012 OF THE WEEK PET St. Joseph Bay Humane Society Star Staff Report The Reid Avenue Bunco Babes will hold an afternoon of fun and prizes as they hold their fourth Bunco Tournament for the Port St. Joe Public Library beginning at 2 p.m. CT on Sunday, March 4 at the Fish House Restaurant in Mexico Beach. The cost is $30 per person and that includes a meal. There will also be door prizes, raf es and a silent auction as well as a cash bar during the afternoon. But mostly, there will be Bunco, a game of dice and numbers that has been around since the 1800s, and as Mary Kay Carpenter of the Friends of the Library organization, plenty of camaraderie. All proceeds go to the Friends of the Port St. Joe Public Library to, as Cathy Colbert president said, to embellish, to build upon what the library offers. Star Staff Report If you are ready to quit smoking now, a free weekly class/ support group will begin at 5:30 p.m. ET on Thursday, March 15 at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf. Quit Smoking Now is a curriculum developed by ex-smokers for those who want to become ex-smokers. Free nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) is available to all class participants. Register at 1-87QUIT-NOW-6 (1-877848-6696) or contact Brigitta Nuccio at 482-6500 or email her at bnuccio@ bigbendahec.org. The class is sponsored by the Florida AHEC Network and the Florida Department of Health. Special to The Star The Rotary Club Port St Joe Chapter meets every Thursday for lunch at Sunset Coastal Grill. Next week our speaker will be from ShelterBox. This is a great program designed to aid in disaster relief anywhere in the world. If you are interested in learning more about this program, support of the local Boy Scout chapter or some of the other great programs our local chapter has adopted, please join us. Special to The Star There will be a regular general meeting of American Legion Post 116 on Saturday, March 10 at 4 p.m. ET. The meeting will be held at Emerson Cooling & Heating, 109 Trade Circle West, Port St. Joe. This will be a general business meeting plus planning for the Good Friday Fish Fry Bene t. Food and refreshments to follow. Eligibility for Membership and Bene ts can be found on the American Legion Website: www.legion.org. We invite all eligible veterans to join our organization. For God and Country. Star Staff Report If youre in need of a good laugh, come to St. James Episcopal Churchs Coldewey Hall at 10:30 a.m. ET Saturday. Licensed instructor Alice Caruso will be leading a laughter yoga class free of charge. Everyone is welcome. Created by a physician from Mumbai, laughter yoga pairs traditional yoga breathing patterns with, you guessed it, laughing. The class starts off with simulated laughter, but soon turns into real and contagious laughter. The concept of laughter yoga is based on a scienti c fact that the body cannot differentiate between fake and real laughter. One gets the same physiological and psychological bene ts, according to information from Laughter Yoga International. It is known to reduce stress and medical problems like high blood pressure, hypertension, heart disease and depression. Star Staff Report The 2012 St. Joseph Catholic Church Mens Club Chili Cook-Off held on Saturday, Feb. 18 was a huge success. Attendees raved at the quality of each of the contestants chili. They mentioned how hard it was to vote for just one. Thanks to the following contestants for spending their money and time to make this event so successful: Steve Kelly, Sherry and Mary Bowen, Father Phil, Ron Kelly, James and Melissa Victory, Charlotte Maddox, Barbara Conway, Caryn Reid and Kristy and Randy Raf eld. Congratulations to this years champion, Charlotte Maddox. Steve Kelly (last years co-champ) took second place; James and Melissa Victory took third; and Kristy and Randy Raf eld took forth place. A special thank you to the workers and dessert makers who made this possible. Special to The Star Whether you are already a 4-Her or just interested in learning more about 4-H, this is a funlled day to explore what 4-H has to offer you. Youth between the ages of 8 13 (as of September 1, 2011) here is a fun event just for YOU! Join other 4-Hers from around Northwest Florida to make new friends, discover your potential, gain leadership skills, attend interesting workshops and have fun! The workshops being offered this year are Fun with Science, Sun Safety and Sun Bracelets, Fitness Challenge, Parliamentary Procedure, Rocketry, Duct Tape Crafts, and Fun with Facebook. The event is free. Transportation will be provided by the Gulf County Extension Of ce to the Gadsden County, UF North Florida Research & Education Center in Quincy. Contact Gulf County Extension Of ce before Friday, March 9 to register. Registration will be on a rst come, rst served basis. Deadline is Friday, March 9 (call to get registration forms and more information). Call the Gulf County Extension Of ce at 639-3200, 229-2909, or metaylor@u .edu. Woody ornamentals like all other plants need a variety of nutrients for healthy, normal growth. Some of these elements come in the fertilizer you buy and, some may be in the soil around your home. But, how can you tell if a plant is getting the proper food? If any of the elements it needs are missing, youll start seeing de ciency symptoms. Landscape plants simply cant look their best without a balanced diet of essential nutrients. In cases of severe or prolonged de ciencies, they may even die. You probably know that nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium are the major elements plants need. Most of our regular fertilizers contain these three ingredients. But, you may be surprised to learn that plants also need varying amounts of minor elements magnesium, calcium, sulfur, manganese, iron, zinc, molybdenum chlorine, and boron. Most of the nutrient de ciency problems we have with woody ornamental in our landscapes are due, at least partly, to the poor quality of our soil. Throughout most of our state, the soil is sandy and slightly acid, although we do have alkaline sands in some areas, especially along the coast. Because of the large amount of sand in Florida soils, important nutrient elements are easily leached out, that is, water runs down through the soil very quickly and carries plant nutrients with it. When the water moves below the root toone of your plants, so do some of the soil elements your plants depend on for proper nutrition. Floridas soil chemistry is another problem. Often essential elements in the soil are tied up in chemical combinations that make them unavailable to plants. Another factor which can cause a de ciency of one nutrient is having too much of another in the soil. For example, if you add potassium to soil thats low in magnesium, you could make the magnesium de ciency even worse. High levels of one element make it harder for plants to utilize another. Landscape plants need proper amounts of various nutrients for healthy growth. But, if a plant isnt growing well, its almost impossible for most home gardeners to tell which nutrient is absent. Many of the de ciency symptoms that show up on leaves, twigs, and branches can be misleading. For example, several nutrient de ciencies cause leaves to turn yellow. But, it usually takes an expert to recognize the tiny differences among the yellowing patterns. Its these shade differences that must be analyzed to determine which element is in short supply. However, you usually can tell something is causing a nutritional de ciency, by looking for a few easily recognized symptoms the yellow of leaves I just mentioned a plants failure to grow vigorously, even when it has plenty of light and water, sparse foliage, and a lot of dead wood on the plants. These are all general indications of some nutrient de ciency. If such symptoms appear on woody ornamentals in your landscape, follow standard fertilizer recommendations and see if the conditions dont improve. If not, you should seek expert advice as soon as possible; a good source is your County Extension Of ce or local garden centers. For more information contact the Gulf County Extension Service @ 6393200, 229-2909 or visit our website: gulf.ifas.u edu De ciencies in landscape plants Society ROY LEE CARTER County extension director ITS FUN IN THE SUN WITH 4-H WHEELIN AROUND WITH ROTARY Mens Club chili cook-off a success AMERICAN LEGION MEETING Sarah Quaranta, Health Educator Consultant for the Gulf County Health Department, opens a Giant Mr. Gross Mouth model that shows what tobacco use can do to dental hygiene. The health department sponsors the free Quit Smoking Now class with the Florida AHEC Network. QUIT SMOKING NOW The Fish House Restaurant hosted the rst Reid Avenue Bunco Babes Bunco Tournament for the Library nearly two years ago, drawing a packed house. The fourth tournament hosted by the Bunco Babes will be held March 4. BUNCO FOR THE LIBRARY Star Staff Report Port St. Joe Boy Scout Troop 47 is planning a community-wide yard sale and community expo on Saturday, March 31. The scouts are inviting any local businesses or individuals to participate in the event, which will take place both outside and inside the Boy Scout Hut. Local businesses and charitable organizations are invited to network and showcase their products and services to the community. Residents are invited to participate by reserving a selling space or by donating unwanted goods to be sold. There will be drawings, food, music, and lots of fun! To reserve, expo and yard sale spaces: call 850-528-8196. The Boy Scout Hut is located at 2368 Oak Grove Ave. in Port St. Joe. The Scouts are planning for the event to open with a 7 a.m. auction, then transition to the Expo/Yard Sale. The days activities will culminate at 4 p.m. Proceeds from the event will bene t Boy Scout Troop 47 and their many eld trips and summer camps planned for this summer. PSJ Boy Scouts yard sale to be March 31 Try laughter yoga this weekend

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Star Staff Report Four young writers were handed copies of the countrys most valuable documents, the American Constitution and the Bill of Rights, at an awards ceremony at Sunset Coastal Grill Feb. 22 to honor their accomplishments in the annual Daughters of the American Revolution American History Essay Contest. In handing out the copies, the speaker offered a word of advice for the young patriots: Young people, hold these documents dear. Read them carefully. Be informed with truth. Be grateful for what has been given to you. Honor God and those who have sacri ced for you. Let yourselves be stirred by the responsibility which will soon pass on to you to save our great nation. Pray; be vigilant; be passionate; be bold! First place winners were announced in the American history essay contest with the topic Young America takes a Stand: The War of 1812 and the Christopher Columbus essay contest with the topic Christopher Columbus: In his own time, in history and today. The American History essay contest was open to all fth through eighth graders in Gulf and Franklin Counties and the Christopher Columbus essay contest was open to all area high school students. The rst place winners were Faith Christian School 5th-grader J.J. Laine, FCS 6th-grader Derek Whitehead, FCS 7thgrader James Durham and Wewahitchka High School 10th-grader Danielle Ward. Each essay participant received a certi cate, rst place American history essay winners received a bronze medal, and Ward, the Columbus essay winner, received a book entitled Anchor of Liberty. The winners also received a copy of George Masons essay on the Bill of Rights and Patrick Henrys famous speech. We have the essay contest every year to stir up patriotism in our young people, DAR American History Chair Mazie Stone said. The contest takes place in the fall and the program for the winners is in February. The DAR sponsors the essay contest each year to instill in students a love and respect for this country. DAR hopes students become more enlightened citizens by learning to respect their God-given freedoms and by gaining wisdom, strength of purpose, and vision through those they encounter in their research. 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 School News The Star| B3 Thursday, March 1, 2012 PreKindergarten-Eileen Madrid, Kindergarten-Kaylee Schweikert, rst grade-Karalina Knight, second grade-Lily Wockenfuss, third grade-Haley Harriman, fourth grade-Isaac Wockenfuss, fth grade-Jaden Grantland, sixth grade-Shayla Coyle and Colby Quinn. Bus riders of the week: Shayla Coyle and James Smith. Back row, left to right: Raven Daniels, third grade; Anna Kelsoe, fth grade; Erica Edmonson, sixth grade; Melody McLemore, fourth grade;Front row, left to right: Savana Mayhann, kindergarten; Joey Salerno, rst grade; Mary Abner, second grade. Bus riders of the week: Rayanna Penix, Sarah Rhoades, Lily Bageant and Bobby Holt. DAZZLING DOLPHINS STUDENTS OF THE WEEK Reserve your PSJHS yearbook By Marques Cutler General Information Yearbook: This year only happens once. The yearbook is a great way to share the events of the school year with your son or daughter. Dont miss out on everything they have experienced. Reserve your copy while you can. To reserve your copy, visit our school web page at http:// psjhs-gcs.schoolloop. com. Senior ads: The yearbook staff is now offering the opportunity to personalize the yearbook in a very special way with a recognition ad. Space is available to tell your student how proud you are! Regardless of the occasion, your ad provides a great way to recognize a student or event in a special and unique way. To reserve your space, download an ad form and a template from our web page at http:// psjhs-gcs.schoolloop. com or call Mr. Taylor at the school. Senior Slide Show: Mr. Taylor is now accepting baby pictures for the senior slide show. Please turn yours in directly to him in Room 718. Pictures should be in a zip lock bag, if possible, with the students name on the bag in indelible ink. No more than two photos per student for slide show. Digital is the preferred format; however, we do have the ability to scan photographs. March 1 9 a.m. EST Winter Sports/Clubs and Organizations Pictures; 11:50 a.m. Junior Executive Board Meeting March 7 Teacher Appreciation Day by Capital City Bank March 8 11 a.m. EST, Junior Executive Board Meeting Clubs March 2 Jr. High Lunch Room 309, F.C.A. Meeting; March 3 7 p.m. MAO (math) Competition; March 6 10:45 a.m. S.W.A.T meeting Jr. High; 11:50 a.m. National Honor Society Sports March 1 4 p.m. EST, Weightlifting Meet at home; 6 p.m. Baseball varsity only at West Gadsden; March 2 5 p.m. EST, Baseball at home vs. Wewahitchka; 5 p.m. softball Lady Timberwolves North Florida Classic; March 3 10 a.m. softball Lady Timberwolves North Florida Classic; March 5 4 p.m. EST, weightlifting meet at Rutherford; 5 p.m., J.V. Baseball at home vs. Liberty County March 6 5 p.m. EST, baseball at Bozeman; 5 p.m. EST, softball at Marianna March 8 4 p.m. EST, weightlifting meet at Wewahitchka; 5 p.m., J.V. softball at home vs. Bay Haven; 7 p.m. softball, varsity at home vs. Liberty County. Go Sharks! Wild hair day at WES on Dr. Seuss birthday Star Staff Report Friday is Dr. Seuss birthday and at Wewahitchka Elementary School they will celebrate in a special way. They call it Wild Hair Day! Teased, colored, twisted in a bun, whatever way students wear their hair Wild Hair Day will be a day of fun. Students are asked to just be creative and see what they can do; try to look like Thing One or Thing Two! Let your hair be wild! Let your hair be free! Wild Hair Day will be fun for you and me. Daughters of the American Revolution honor essay contest winners The rst place winners in the Daughters of the American Revolution American history essay contest from left are J.J. Laine, a 5th-grader at Faith Christian School, Derek Whitehead, a 6th-grader at FCS, James Durham, a 7th-grader at FCS, and Danielle Ward, a 10th-grader at Wewahitchka High School. The essay winners and their families. From left are J.J. Laine with parents Julie and Eli Duarte, Derek Whitehead with parents Tony and Charlotte Whitehead, James Durham with mother Patti Durham and Danielle Ward and grandmother Mable Ward. Special to The Star The K-5, Kindergarten class at Faith Christian School and Mrs. Janice Evans are most grateful to our local Ace Hardware Store, Mark and Kayce Costin, and Boardwalk Realty of NW FL, Rick and Libia Taylor for the donation of two new Dry Eraser Boards for their class. Faith Christian School is a private Christian school teaching K3 through 8th grade. The school has been servicing this community since 1974 and it is because of the generous support from local residents and business that the school continues to provide a distinctive academic experience in a Christian environment to the children of Port St. Joe and the surrounding communities. Faith Christian School believes in customizing each childs learning plan for a setting that best meets the academic needs of that child. Advancement in some subjects and restorative in others, Faith Christian School works hard to meet your child on his or her level and take that child to the next. For more information about the school, visit Faith Christian School, 801 20th St. or by phone 850229-6707 or visit www.faithchristianpsj.net. THE LIONS TALE

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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) SAVE THE DATE SATURDAY, APRIL 21, 2012 HOWARD CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH COVERED DISH & GOSPEL SING WITH NAOMI & THE SEGOS Howard Creek Baptist Church A Place of Grace Sunday School ........................... 9:45 am (EST) Sunday Morning Worship ........ 11:00 am (EST) Wednesday Evening Worship .... 6:00 pm (EST) This business invites you to visit the church of your choice this week. Thursday, March 1, 2012 Thursday, March 1, 2012 FAITH Page B4 www.starfl.com Don Gilbert Holland, 77, of Highland View, went to be with the Lord on Monday, Feb. 20, 2012. A native of Barbourville, Ky., he was retired from the U.S. Navy after 30 years and had been a resident of Panama City and Highland View for the past seven years. He loved shing, camping and gol ng. He is survived by his loving wife, Joyce Holland; his sister, Frances Blackwell from Huntsville, Ala.; his son, Rusty Holland and wife, Sue, from Concord N.C.; his daughter, Kim Summers Radford and family from Greenback, Tenn.; his son, Danny Summers from Greenback, Tenn.; his stepsons, David Gainous and Billy Gainous and family from Port St. Joe; his stepdaughter, Cheryl House of Elko Nevada and a host of grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Memorial services were at 2 p.m. EST Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012, at the Highland View Church of God with the Rev. Vickie Summers and the Rev. Glenn Davis of ciating. In lieu of owers, donations may be made to the Highland View Church of God, 482 Pompano Street, Port St. Joe, FL 32456. Local services were provided by Comforter Funeral Home Comforter Funeral Home 601 Long Ave. Port Saint Joe, FL 32456 850-227-1818 Don Gilbert Holland CARDS OF THANKS The family of Oscar C. Hammond Sr. wishes to thank those who came, called, sent cards and comforted us with love, delicious food, beautiful owers and plants in remembrance of our loved one, who fought cancer with courage and acceptance, never complaining. He truly was a good man, gentle and caring. To Emerald Coast Hospice, our thanks and gratitude for caring for him so lovingly. He enjoyed Chaplain Tony playing the guitar and singing for him, and Rodger and Sheila, Russ and Annette who cared for him with love and compassion. Thank you, The Hammond and David Rich Families We would like to take this time to thank everyone for the calls, food, prayers, owers and visits during the loss of our daughter, sister, niece and cousin. Perhaps you were not there at all but just thought of us at this tragic time. It all gave us comfort and strength. Also, a special thanks to Bro. Joey Smith and Bro. Nickie Davis and the ladies at Glad Tidings Church for lunch. Heidi will be missed very much by all of us who knew her. God bless each and every one of you. Thanks again, Gifford; Martha and Little Man Wiley, Carmen and Peggy McLemore and Family, and Nancy and Wiley Williams and Family. Wiley Family Hammond Family OBITUARY March 18, 1924 March 1, 2002 To my Beloved Mother: Lonely is our home without you, life to me is not the same. The happy hours we once shared, how the memory still, but death has left a vacant place this world will never ll. How dearly I loved you And Prayed you might live, but Jesus called you home, and I had to give. God gave me strength to bear it, and the courage to ght the blow, but what it has meant to lose you, God alone will ever know. Till we meet again my Love Mother, Your Husband Luther and your children, Jafar, Lorenza, Doug, Arzator and family. IN MEMORY Ruby Mae Baker Mens Day services Annual Mens Day will be at Philadelphia Primitive Baptist Church on the rst Sunday in March. The event will start at 10 a.m. EST with a church school session and will conclude with a morning worship service at 11 a.m. The Elder Marty Brown of Tallahassee is the guest preacher for the day and is expected to bring a heart stirring message to all in attendance. Pastor Elder Jessie Hawkins extends a special invitation to all men in the community to attend. The church is on Avenue D. Collecting items for needy St. Johns Episcopal Church in Wewahitchka is collecting gently used clothing, household items, furniture, working appliances, etc. These donations will be stored at the church for needy families and for the semi-annual church yard sales with proceeds going to charity. Drop off is at 233 E. Osceola Ave. Call Martha at 639-5924. Leave items on porch if no one is home. Womens Ministry Fundraiser The New Bethel Baptist Womens Ministry will be selling dinners Friday, March 2. On the menu is your choice of fried chicken or hamburger steak, a pea and butterbean medley or cabbage, fried okra, rice and gravy, cornbread and tea. Cost is $7 donation. For more information please contact the New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church at 227-3400. Women of Worship Conference New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church Women of Worship presents Your Destiny is Calling You. The conference will take place in Apalachicola March 10 at 11 a.m. EST with Pastor Valentina Webb and in Port St. Joe the same day at 6 p.m. with Prophetess Patsy Dixon. For more information on the conference, call Sister Bonita Smith at 850-381-6822 or Sister Jennifer Bailey at 850-227-6931. FAITH BRIEFS St. Patricks Day dinner at St. Josephs Star Staff Report St. Josephs Catholic Church will host its 8th Annual St. Patricks Day Dinner on Saturday, March 17. Tickets will be $10 for adults and $8 for children 8 years and younger. The dinner will be in the Parish Hall at 202 20th St., Port St. Joe, Fla. There will be two seatings this year, one at 5 p.m. EST and another at 6:30 p.m. Each seating lls up in a hurry so buy your tickets early to get your preferred seating. The traditional menu will consist of brisket, cabbage, potatoes, carrots, onions, fresh bread, dessert and a drink. Entertainment and lots of fun will be at each seating. Take out dinners are available and will be ready for pick up by the side door of the Parish Hall. Just follow the signs. Offered for sale is a pre-cooked whole 3-3 lb. brisket for $20. All orders for a pre-cooked brisket must be made in advance. Call one of the people below to order your pre-cooked brisket. This year, there will be three raf es. You do not need to be present to win. Tickets for the raf e are $1 per ticket or $5 for six tickets. Two raf e ticket winners will win tickets for two to the musical Nashville 9 at the Dixie Theater in Apalachicola. One raf e ticket winner will win a free round of golf for two with a golf cart at St. Josephs Bay Country Club in Port St. Joe. Proceeds from the raf e tickets go to Sacred Heart Hospital and proceeds for the dinner go towards various projects at St. Josephs. For more information or to purchase tickets, call Barb or Dan Van Treese at 227-9837, Sherry Bowen at 229-6827, Ann Jarosz at 229-4531, Charmaine Earley at 227-5343 or call or go by the Church of ce (227-1417) on Mondays or Thursdays.

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Local The Star| B5 Thursday, March 1, 2012 By Valerie Garman Star Staff Writer Boondocks Restaurant in Windmark Beach was transformed into a tasting room Monday as local restaurant owners and chefs gathered to sample a Taste of the Coast. The U.S. Foods show brought together representatives from major food brands, who prepared food samples using new products like soft shelled crab, shrimp skewers, clams casino and more. We like to bring a small food show to the area every year, said LeeEllen McLean, district manager of U.S. Foods. Very seldom do we get to come over here. For the past two years, the show has been at The Gibson Inn in Apalachicola, but McLean said the show outgrew the small space. We usually try to bring all new ideas for the restaurants, McLean said. We try to bring a lot of new seafood ideas. At this years show, McLean said the company brought new types of sh for restaurant owners and chefs to sample, such as Gulf corvina and trigger sh, and other new seafood products, such as stuffed scallops in the shell, stuffed ounder and baconwrapped scallops. McLean said without support from area restaurants, U.S. Foods would not be where they are today. We love them all and appreciate them, McLean said. Special to The Star Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative recently held its annual Washington, D.C., Youth Tour Contest at the Honeyville Community Center in Wewahitchka. Each year, the Cooperative sponsors the contest for high school juniors whose parents or guardians are members of Gulf Coast Electric.Contestants are interviewed by a panel of three judges from the electric cooperative industry and two winners are chosen to travel on an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C., in June, where they join other eleventh-grade students from all over the United States to tour our nations capitol. Local civic organizations and high schools play an important role in the contest, as they nominate the students who vie for the trip. This years contestants were: Alexa Allison, representing Wewahitchka High School; Blake Brannon, representing Deane Bozeman School; Deven Conner, representing the Sand Hills Volunteer Fire Department;; Anthony Gratz, representing the Mossy Pond Volunteer Fire Department; Alana Hearn, representing Vernon High School; Madelynn Lytle, representing Altha Public School; Sarah Catherine Perry, representing A. Crawford Mosley High School; Shannon Pitts, representing the Kinard Volunteer Fire Department; Sean Rice, representing the Wewahitchka Womans Club; Jessica Smith, representing the Wewahitchka Volunteer Fire Department; and Shelby Wood, representing the Wetappo Creek Volunteer Fire Department. This years winners are Alexa Allison and Blake Brannon. Alternate is Sarah Catherine Perry. In addition to the Washington, D.C., trip, Gulf Coast Electric takes all of the students nominated to compete in the contest on a two-day trip to Tallahassee. There they tour various sites in Tallahassee with other eleventh-grade participants representing electric cooperatives across the state. While in Tallahassee, the students participated in a meet and greet before visiting the Challenger Learning Center, where they observed an electromagnetic demonstration and watched an IMAX 3D movie, Hubble. They also observed an actual Supreme Court hearing and participated in a mock session in the Senate Chambers. The students also enjoyed dining at various restaurants and a visit to Fun Station. The Youth Tour Contest is a great opportunity for us to reward local students for being outstanding leaders in their communities, GCEC Manager of Marketing and Member Services Kristin Evans said. The Washington, D.C., Youth Tour Program has been in existence since 1957 when co-ops sent students to Washington, D.C., to work during the summer. By 1964, the program was catching on, and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association began to coordinate the efforts of the co-ops. Since then, thousands of young people have experienced this once-ina-lifetime opportunity to visit our nations capitol and learn about our government. Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative is part of the Touchstone Energy national alliance of local, consumer-owned electric cooperatives providing high standards of service to customers large and small. About 70 employees serve more than 20,000 meters and 2,500 miles of line in Bay, Calhoun, Gulf, Jackson, Walton and Washington counties and in the municipalities of Wewahitchka, Ebro, Lynn Haven, White City, Fountain and Southport. Trades & Services 227-7847 GET YOUR AD IN C A LL T ODAY! GET YOUR AD IN 227-7847 Dri Brite Brite Brite Brite Brite 850-229-9663 15 Years of Service! 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 Gulf Coast Electric hosts Youth Tour Contest Students competing in Gulf Coast Electric Cooperatives Washington, D.C. Youth Tour contest included (from left): Blake Brannon (winner), Shannon Pitts, Sarah Catherine Perry (alternate), Alexa Allison (winner), Madelynn Lytle, Jessica Smith, Deven Conner and Sean Rice. SPECIAL TO THE STAR Food show offers a Taste of the Coast Kerigan wins gold for advertising Special to The Star Kerigan Marketing Associates Inc., a Port St. Joe-based advertising agency, was awarded two Gold ADDYS and 10 Silver ADDYS in the recent annual competition of the American Advertising Federation. But before the evening was over, Kerigan also was presented with a special Judges Choice award at the Florida State University Holley Academic Center event. A 30-second TV spot titled, Its not what you do for a living, its what you do for a life earned a Gold ADDY and the Judges Choice award. Kerigan produced the spot for Life Management Center of Northwest Florida as part of a new campaign to build awareness of the growing area need for foster parents. The rm also won ADDY Gold in the multimedia campaign for the 15th Annual Florida Scallop & Music Festival based on website design, 30-second radio spot, poster design and billboard. Kerigan received 13 ADDY awards in the Panama City competition, which included agencies in Destin, and was the only winner from Gulf or Franklin counties. Client work awarded ADDYs included Bluewater Outriggers for its new logo design, Bone and Joint Clinic of Baton Rouge for a 30-second television spot, URETEK USA military brochure, Port St. Joe High School Girls Volleyball Dig For a Cure T-shirt and Gulf County Tourism Discovery Guide brochure. A 30-second television spot promoting area shing and completed for a Gulf County and Mexico Beach Tourism partnership also won a silver ADDY. Kerigan garnered the only student award in the competition with a silver ADDY going to Jaclyn Kerigan and Corey Burke, who are summer interns from Port St. Joe High School, for a parasailing video the girls shot and edited for Mexico Beach Tourism. This years awards were special for three reasons, owner Jack Kerigan said. First, because we see the direct impacts of our work; Gulf County Tourism was up 14.8 percent over last year, and nothing is more important to our team than results; (its) also because weve developed our talent locally. In addition to interns including my daughter, our web developers, Bryan Baird and George Kelley are products of Port St. Joe High School. And, nally, because we competed against much larger, out of town rms. Kerigan Marketing Associates Inc is a six-member agency specializing in destination marketing and professional services. All of the winning work, including the TV spots, can be viewed on the companys website at www. keriganmarketing.com. Marketing rm wins 13 ADDY awards in 2012 Panama City district competition. VALERIE GARMAN | The Star Colorful desserts were among one of the many foods to sample at the food show. A representative from U.S. foods grills crab cakes at a food show highlighting new products for local restaurants. A U.S. Foods representative answers questions about product samples at the Taste of the Coast food show at Boondocks on Feb. 27.

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Local B6 | The Star Thursday, March 1, 2012 vided the McNeills by George Core: Bill of Sale Nov. 30, 1914. District Court of US entered into an interlocutory Decree in the matter of the Libel of the Lagoon Company by J.T. McNeill vs. American Schooner Freddie Hencken. On Nov. 30, 1914 a writ of Vendition Exponas was issued by the Court to sell the schooner. The public sale was in Apalachicola and the schooner was sold to J.T. McNeill for $250. On March 2, 1916 J.T. McNeill sold the schooner Freddie Hencken to Gulf States Shipping Company of Mobile, Ala. for $2,750. That certain three-masted schooner named Freddie Hencken formerly hailing from Nagalez, Arizona, now stranded on the gulf beach between Cape San Blas and Indian Pass in Calhoun County, Fla. On Nov. 3, 1917 Gulf States Shipping Company sold the schooner to Beauregard Roberts of Mobile, AL for $2,500 to be paid as follows: $1,000.00 down payment and $1500.00 when schooner is delivered to Port of Repairs. On May 10, 1918 Beauregard Roberts sold on undivided one-half interest in the schooner to Martin Van Heuvel of Mobile, Ala. (the schooner remained stranded on the gulf beach as described). This instrument also describes certain terms wherein Martin Van Heuvel will loan certain funds to Beauregard Roberts to be used in oating said schooner. Beauregard Roberts puts up the following as security for the money received from Heauvel: one-half interest in said schooner; the gasoline launch Gehrilde; and the Schooner Irondale. Other ships that have sunk of the coast between St. Vincent Island and Cape San Blas are: Ann Eliza, Sloop, was bound for St. Andrews Bay from Apalachicola in June 1834 and wrecked off Cape San Blas. An Apalachicola pilot boat picked up the crew and passengers and took them to safety. *Garland, Brig, wrecked off Cape San Blas in 1841, lost of lives and cargo. *Ferdinand VII, Spanish brig, ran aground at Cape San Blas in 1852 during a summer storm; Goods were salvaged and delivered to Apalachicola. *American, burned off St. Vincents Island in July 1834. *Florida, Steamer, blown ashore in St. Joseph Bay during a hurricane, total loss, Aug. 30, 1856. *Kele B, Schooner, 738 tons, Capt. Miller, drifted and wrecked during a storm, March 1875. *J.A. Farley, Steamer, 606 tons, Capt. Thomas. From Apalachicola bound to Pensacola, sprang a leak, and stranded on CSB Beach, a partial loss, June 1876. Besluida, Schooner, 172 tons, built in 1870, stranded on the outside of CSB Beach during a storm from Pensacola to Apalachicola one night in Jan 31, 1877. W.J. Keyser, (Iron) Tug, 97 tons, built in Philadelphia in 1882, 92.4 by 19.5; Capt. Allen, from Pensacola bound for the Dry Tortugas. Founded 15 to 20 miles off Port St. Joe around 1:30 a.m. on Aug. 3, 1898. Four out of 13 on board lost. A. Weiskittel, Schooner, 43 tons, built in Madison, MD., 66.5 by 21.6 by 6.3. Founded in St. Joe Bay, Sept 13, 1903. *William H. Warren, Schooner, 31 tons, built in 1867, wrecked during hurricane of Sept. 27, 1906, founded at St. Joseph Point, all seven on board lost. *Herman Oelrichs, Schooner, 76 tons, built in 1894 at Essex, Mass.; 78 by 22 by 9.4. Stranded on Cape San Blas Shoals, Dec. 22, 1910. *Donna Christina, Schooner, 174 tons, built in 1899 at Tampa, Fla. 115 by 29.3 by 8.6. Capsized 60 miles Southeast of CSB on April 9, 1915, all seven on board lost. John G. Whilldin, Schooner, 51 tons, built at Philadelphia, Pa., founded near CSB Sept. 15, 1915. All nine on board lost at sea. *Avio, Schooner, barge, 473 tons, built in 1890 at Nykyoko, Russia. Burned at Port St. Joe, July 6, 1924. *J.Ed Kirwin, Schooner, became water logged about 40 miles, on Oct. 14, 1934 and sank of Cape San Blas Beach. Crew was rescued by the Margaret as the sinking boat tilted on its side. *Nova, a pogie boat for the Menhaden Plant in PSJ, commanded by Capt. B. Harrison was blown ashore at Eagle Harbor on Aug. 18, 1939. Its cargo was estimated at a lost of $30,000. Lucky Smith, O/V, 654 tons, built in 1953, stranded March 30, 1980 in St. Joe Bay. *PMJ, O/V, 47 tons, built in 1953, founded, Oct. 10, 1971, near CSB. My thanks to Marlene Womack, (author of The Magic of CSB and surrounding Area) and Steven Singer, (author of Shipwrecks of Florida) for all their help. This is part one of a threepart series on shipping in local waters. Name_____________________________________________ Address___________________________________________ City_________________ State______ Zip_______________ Daytime Phone_____________________________________ Make checks payable to The News Herald Send order form with payment and a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Taste of Home Cooking School c/o The News Herald P.O. Box 1940, Panama City, FL 32402 # of Tickets Price Per Advance Ticket* Total Amount Make checks Join Us For The Fun of Free complimentary gift bag valued At $50 filled with coupons, promotional items, & a copy of the Taste of Home Cooking School magazine Watch the culinary specialist prepare scrumptious entrees and desserts right before your very eyes, and win a chance to take home one of these delicious dishes. Visit vendor booths before the show; including food samplings and a pre-tasting wine booth with National Sponsor, Gallo Wine. Grand prizes to include a microwave donated by Sears and other great prizes! Register to win door prizes from restaurants and other vendors throughout this fun-filled 2-hour event. PHOTO from page B1 SHIPS from page B1 GARDEN from page B1 purple and white turnips nearing picking. Lynch recently brought in to the newspaper of ce a photo of himself with some of his recent pickings. One white turnip was the size of a human head. I have made some pretty ones through the years, but these are some good ones, Lynch said. Ive been blessed. One of those blessings Lynch demonstrated on his patch of land near the Highland View Park. As he took a stick to the soil gray and brown soon gave way to coal black dirt just below the surface. Ive got some extra good soil, Lynch said. I can put anything down there and it will grow. It is rich, rich dirt. Except, maybe for this year, rutabagas. Lynch said he has planted and planted rutabagas and has yet to see a harvest of any kind. Bad seeds, Lynch muttered. It aint the soil. From that soil Lynch has produced watermelons that two people would have a challenge lifting and, one year, a 37.5 pound cabbage. Ive had so many watermelons out here you could walk on them, Lynch said. Some people tell me that cabbage might have been the worlds biggest, a record. I dont know and I dont care. I just make a bed for them, drop a seed and they just grow. Each year he produced watermelons, turnips, peas, mustard greens and collard greens. Ive grown some pretty greens out here, real pretty, Lynch said. The best part, as far as Lynch is concerned, is the attention his bounty has brought. His heart surgeon has three photos of Lynch and his crops in his of ce and his family doctor also has several photos of Lynch post-harvest. And none of it, Lynch emphasizes, costs anything to enjoy. TALES from page B1 by grown-up stories at the St. Joseph Bay Country Club from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. ET. Old Florida tales will be the focus of the evening, with an appearance by Mattson and a tale of the Ghost of the old Saltworks on Cape San Blas by Robyn Rennick. These are professional storytellers from out of town and theyre really good, said Pat Hardman, president of the Coastal Community Association. Storytelling is the oldest form of theatre. These people are professionals at doing it and they really entertain. The childrens event is free, and tickets for the grown-up event are $20 or two for $35, and $25 at the door. Hardman said there is limited seating at the country club and recommends those interested in attending to buy tickets in advance. All proceeds from the event will bene t the Friends of St. Joseph Bay Buffer Preserve, Friends of St. Joseph State Park and the St. Joseph Bay Humane Society. This is a rst time, out-of-the-box event, Hardman said. We really wanted to have an event thats focused in South Gulf Countyhave a childs event and then something for the snowbirds in the evening. For more information about the event or to purchase tickets, please call Pat Hardman at 2297799. Lynch on the porch of his Highland View home with a recent harvest of turnips. The white turnip at the top of the pile on Lynchs left was larger than a reporters head. PHOTOS BY TIM CROFT | The Star Highland View resident Bill Lynch and two of his hefty white turnips.

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CLASSIFIEDSThursday, March 1, 2012 The Star | B7 76594S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 11-316 CA CIRCUIT CIVIL DIVISION VANDERBILT MORTGAGE AND FINANCE, INC., a Tennessee corporation authorized to transact business in Florida, Plaintiff, vs. ESTATE OF DAVID L. OWENS, a/k/a DAVID LEE OWENS, DECEASED; HIS UNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, CREDITORS AND ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST HIM; UNIDENTIFIED JOHN DOE(S) AND/OR UNIDENTIFIED JANE DOE(S), Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO:ESTATE OF DAVID L. OWENS, a/k/a DAVID LEE OWENS, DECEASED; HIS UNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, CREDITORS, AND ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST HIM YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose that mortgage, originally in favor of Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance, Inc., dated January 2, 2008 and recorded on January 8, 2008, in Official Records Book 452, Page 132; encumbering the following real property located in Gulf County, Florida, to-wit: Lot 11, Block F, Williamsburg, according to the map or plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 3, of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. TOGETHER WITH that certain 2008 RIVERVIEW CLAYTON60’ x 16’ Mobile Home, Serial No.: CLS106896TN. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to SONYA K. DAWS, Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A., 215 South Monroe Street, Suite 510, Tallahassee, FL 32301, within thirty (30) days, and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorneys or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on February 2, 2012. REBECCA L. NORRIS, CLERK, GULF COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk Sonya K. Daws, Esquire Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A. 215 S. Monroe Street, Suite 510 Tallahassee, FL 32301 March 1, 8, 2012 76226S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY. IN PROBATE CASE NO.: 12-14 PR IN RE: The Estate of RONALD D. MOTTER, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: The administration of the estate of RONALD D. MOTTER, deceased, File Number 12-14 PR is pending in the Circuit Court for Gulf County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Gulf County Courthouse, Probate Division, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Boulevard, Port St. Joe, FL 32456. The name and address of the personal representative and that personal represen-tative’s attorney are set forth below. ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is served within three months after the date of the first publication of this notice must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. The date of first publication of the Notice is February 23, 2012. PERSON REPRESENTATIVE: GERALD M. RYAN 6 Mead Avenue Norwalk, OH 44857 ESTATE OF DEBBIE LYNNE RYAN Personal Representative: BRADLEY BUMB 8544 Fox Chase Lane Defiance, OH 43512 Attorney for Personal Representative: THOMAS S. GIBSON RISH, GIBSON & SCHOLZ, P.A. 116 Sailor’s Cove Drive P.O. Box 39 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 (850) 229-8211 FL BAR NO: 0350583 Feb 23, Mar 1, 2012 76596S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE No. 23-2008-CA-236 RBC CENTURA BANK Plaintiff, VS. ALLAN BUNIAK A/K/A ALLAN A. BUNIAK A/K/A AL A. BUNIAK, et. al., Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment entered in Case No. 23-2008-CA-236 of the Circuit Court of the 14th Judicial Circuit in and for GULF County, Florida, wherein, RBC CENTURA BANK, Plaintiff, and, ALLAN BUNIAK A/K/A ALLAN A. BUNIAK A/K/A AL A. BUNIAK, et. al., are Defendants, I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at, FRONT LOBBY OF THE GULF COUNTY COURTHOUSE, at the hour of 11:00 a.m., on the 15th day of 2012, the following described property: LOT 1, BLOCK 3 OF BAY-VIEW SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE MAO OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 61, IN THE OFFICE OF THE CIRCUIT COURT OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. DATED this 3rd day of February, 2012. REBECCA L (BECKY) NORRIS Clerk Circuit Court GREENSPOON MARDER, P.A. IMPORTANT f 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 he Clerk of the Court’s disability coordinator at PO BOX 826, MARIANNA, FL 32448, 850-718026. at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or oice impaired, call 711. Feb 23, Mar 1, 2012 77034S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 14TH JUDICAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE No. 23-2011-CA-000100 RBC BANK (USA) F/K/A RBC CENTURA BANK, Plaintiff vs. TRABULSI, MOHAMED, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: MOHAMED TRABULSI 675 CAPE SAN BLAS ROAD, LOT 33 CAPE SAN BLAS, FL 32456 MOHAMED TRABULSI 8 HARROGATE CIRCLE PRINCETON, NJ 08540 MOHAMED TRABULSI 15817 FRONT BEACH ROAD, UNIT 1-704 PANAMA CITY BEACH, FL 32413-2552 BASSAMA TRABULSI 675 CAPE SAN BLAS ROAD, LOT 33 CAPE SAN BLAS, FL 32456 BASSAMA TRABULSI 8 HARROGATE CIRCLE PRINCETON, NJ 08540 BASSAMA TRABULSI 15817 FRONT BEACH ROAD, UNIT 1-704 PANAMA CITY BEACH, FL 32413-2552 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 33, OF VILLA DEL SOL, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE(S) 44-45, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA has been filed against you, an you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, 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 March 26, 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 16th day of February, 2012. REBECCA L. (BECKY) NORRIS As Clerk of said Court By:BA Baxter As Deputy Clerk IMPORTANT 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 P.O. BOX 826, MARIANNA, FL 32448, 850-718-0026. If hearing or voice impaired, contact (TDD) (800) 955-8771 via Florida Relay System. March 1, 8, 2012 76598S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE No. 23-2011-CA-000268 RBC BANK (USA) F/K/A RBC CENTURA BANK, Plaintiff‘ vs. FLOWERS, CHERYL, et al., Defendants NOTICE OF ACTION TO: CHERYL FLOWERS 2961 A. HUNTER MILL RD., #603 OAKTON, VA 22124 CHERYL FLOWERS 3405 GLENROSE TRL ATLANTA, GA 30341 CHERYL FLOWERS 311 NAUTILUS DRIVE PORT ST. LUCIE, FL 32456 CHERYL FLOWERS 4415 WEATHERING LN, # 113 FAIRFAX, VA 22030 CHERYL FLOWERS 227 HAWTHORN ST. BIRMINGHAM, AL 35242 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 12, BLOCK A, OF SEA SHORES/ST. JOE BEACH UNIT THREE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGES 34-35, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. has been filed against you, and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to 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 THE STAR, or on or before March 12, 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 3rd day on February, 2012. REBECCA L. (BECKY) NORRIS, as Clerk of said Court IMPORTANT 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 rior, 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 23, Mar 1, 2012 77058S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 23-2009-CA-000539 DIVISION: SUNTRUST BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. DIVERSIFIED EXECUTIVE CRESTVIEW, LLC et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated February 15, 2012 and entered in Case No. 23-2009-CA-000539 of the Circuit Court of the FOURTEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for GULF County, Florida wherein SUNTRUST BANK1, is the Plaintiff and DIVERSIFIED EXECUTIVE CRESTVIEW, LLC PAUL DAGNESEPAUL DAGNESE; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; 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 15th day of March, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: A PORTION OF SECTION 7, TOWNSHIP 9 SOUTH. RANGE 11 WEST AND SECTION 12, TOWNSHIP 9 SOUTH, RANGE 22 WEST, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE CONCRETE MONUMENT MARKING THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 7; THENCE ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SECTION 6, TOWNSHIP 9 SOUTH, RANGE 11 WEST, NORTH 00 DEGREES 03 MINUTES 58 SECONDS EAST, 1340.95 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT MARKING A POINT ON THE WESTERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF STATE ROAD 30-E; THENCE ALONG SAID WESTERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE, SOUTH 23 DEGREES 26 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST, 1 470.76 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 66 DEGREES 33 MINUTES 42 SECONDS WEST, 532.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE SOUTH 23 DEGREES 26 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST, 54.54 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 66 DEGREES 33 MINUTES 42 SECONDS WEST 2,82 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 73 DEGREES 16 MINUTES 39 SECONDS WEST, 268.98 FEET TO A POINT ON THE MEAN HIGH WATER LINE OF THE GULF OF MEXICO; THENCE ALONG SAID MEAN HIGH WATER LINE, NORTH 20 DEGREES 53 MINUTES 17 SECONDS WEST, 70.67 FEET; THENCE LEAVING SAID MEAN HIGH WATER LINE, NORTH 76 DEGREES 44 MINUTES 59 SECONDS EAST, 267.93 FEET; THENCE NORTH 66 DEGREES 33 MINUTES 42 SECONDS, EAST 3.15 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. A/K/A 192 Avalon Drive, Cape San Blas, 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 February 20, 2012. REBECCA L. NORRIS Clerk of the Circuit Court By:BA Baxter Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 **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.flcour ts.org March 1, 8, 2012 77082S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 10-224-CA PEOPLESSOUTH BANK, Plaintiff, vs. WILLIAM C. WILLIAMS III, GERALDINE WILLIAMS, CHAUNCEY BELSER, H. STEVEN MILLER, INTEGRAS THERAPY & WELLNESS CENTERS, INC., A FLORIDA CORPORATION, and UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated February 16, 2012, entered in Case Number 2010-224-CA of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida, wherein PeoplesSouth Bank, is Plaintiff, and William C. Williams, III, Geraldine Williams, Chauncey Belser, H. Steve Miller, Integras Therapy & Wellness Centers, Inc., and United States of America are Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Gulf County Courthouse Lobby, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Boulevard, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456, at eleven o’clock (11:00) a.m. EST on the 19th day of April 2012, the following described property, together with all improvements, appurtenances and fixtures, as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure, to-wit: A parcel of land lying in and being in Section 31, Township 6 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida, and being more particularly described as follows: Begin at a 6” square concrete monument marking the North corner of Lot 25, Block C, Gulf Aire Subdivision, Phase II, acroording to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Pages 30 & 31, in the public records of Gulf County. Florida, thence along the North line of said Gulf Aire Subdivision, Phase II, and the Westerly extension thereof, S 8953’47” W, 1344.83 feet to a 6” square concrete monument on the West line of Government Lot 6, thence along said West line of Government Lot 6 as monumented, N 0242’23” E,1384.79 feet to a 6” square concrete monument, thence S 4249’04” E, 1882.45 feet to the Point of Beginning. Together with a non-exclusive easement for ingress and egress over and across the following described parcel: Commence at the NE corner of Original Government Lot 7, Fraction Section 31, Township 6 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida, and thence S 8953’47” W for 865.72 feet to the Point of Beginning, thence S 4907”27.5” W for 794.98 feet, thence N 4056’23” W for 686.19 feet, thence N 8953’47” E for 1050.75 feet to the Point of Beginning. Said parcel of land lying and being in Original Government Lot 7, Fractional Section 31, Township 6 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida. Less and except: Commencing at the SE Cornerstone of Light House Property (Lot 5, Original in Section 31, Township 6 South, Range 11 West), thence run East 11 feet, thence run South 11 feet, thence run in a Northwesterly direction to the Point of Beginning, being in Lot 7, Original in Section 31, Township 6 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida. And Less and except the following described parcel: Commencing at the SE Cornerstone of Light House Property (Lot 5, Original in Section 31, Township 6 South, Range 11 West), thence run East 100 feet for a Point of Beginning, thence run East 100 feet, thence run South 100 feet, thence run in a Northwesterly direction to the Point of Beginning, being in Lot 7, Original in Section 31, Township 6 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida. Less and except the following described parcels: Parcel “B”: Commence 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 S 0242’19” W along the West boundary of the Club House and Pool Area as shown on said plat of Integras Rehabilitation Phase II for 55.29 feet to the Point of Beginning, from said Point of Beginning continue S 0242’19” E said Club House and Pool Area for 40.05 feet to a Saint Joe Paper Company concrete monument marking the Southwest corner of said Block “A”, thence N 8953’47” E along said South boundary line of said Block “A” for 100.49 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, thence North along said Westerly right of way for 19.81 feet to a point of curve to the right, thence along said right of way and curve with a radius of 96.98 feet, through a central angle of 1325’36”, for an arc distance of 20.38 feet (chord of said arc being N 0643’14” E, 20.34 feet), thence leaving said Westerly right of way line run S 8953’47” W for 100.98 feet to the Point of Beginning. Lots 10 and 13 through 26, Block “A”; Lots 1, 2 and 3, Block “B”; Lots 1 through 12, Block “C” and Lots 1 through 6, Block “D”, All of Beacon By The Sea Phase II, aka Integras Rehabilitation Phase II, according to the plat recorded in Plat Book 5, Page 2, public records of Gulf County, Florida. Commence at a concrete monument No. LB 7137 marking the Northwest corner of Lot 1, Block “B”, Integras Rehabilitation Phase II, a subdivision as per plat thereof recorded is Plat Boot 5, Page 2 of the public records of Gulf County, Florida (concrete monument also being on the East right of way of Four J’s Road 60 foot right of way), thence N 0234’02” E, along said East right of way line, for a distance of 386.54 feet to the Point of Beginning, thence continue N 0234’02” E, along said East right of way line, for a distance of 80.00 feet, thence leaving said East right of way line, run S 8725’58” E, for a distance of 200.00 feet, thence S 0234’02” W, for a distance of 80.00 feet, thence N 8725’58” W, for a distance of 200.00 feet to the Point of Beginning. A parcel of land lying and being in Section 31, Township 6 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida, being more particularly described as follows: Commence at a 6” square concrete monument marking the Northeast corner of Lot 25, Block “C”, Gulf Aire Subdivision, Phase II, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Pages 30 & 31 in the public records of Gulf County, Florida, thence along the North line of said Gulf Aire Subdivision, Phase II and the Westerly extension thereof S 8953’47” W,1194.25 feet to the point of beginning, thence continue S 8953’47” W, 50.00 feet, thence N 0000”00” E, 19.81 feet to a point of curvature of a curve concave to the Southeast, thence Northeasterly along said curve, having a radius of 86.98 feet, a central angle of 2222’05”, for an arc length of 33.96 feet (chord to said curve bears N 1111’02” E, 33.74 feet, thence N 2222’05” E, 98.65 feet to a point of curvature of a curve concave Northwesterly, thence Northeasterly along said curve, having a radius of 36.98 feet, a central angle of 1948’03”, for an arc length of 12.78 feet (chord to said curve bears N 1228’04” E, 12.72 feet) thence N 0234”02” E, 707.91 feet to a point on the arc of a non-tangent curve concave to the South, thence Northwesterly, Northerly, Northeasterly, Easterly, Southeasterly, Southerly and Southwesterly along the arc of said curve, having a radius of 50.00 feet, a central angle of 27622’46”, for an arc length of 241.19 feet (chord to said curve bears S 8723’58” E, 50 feet), thence S 0234’02” W, 680.43, thence N 8948’26” E, 476.26 feet, thence N 0011’34” W, 277.32 feet to a point on the arc of a non-tangent curve concave to the South, thence Northwesterly, Northerly, Northeasterly, Easterly, Southeasterly, Southerly and Southwesterly along the arc of said curve, having a radius of 50.00 feet, a central angle of 27206’30”, for an arc length of 237.46 feet (chord to said curve bears N 7340’46” E, 69.40 feet) thence S 0011’34” E, 346.31 feet, thence S 8948’26” W, 531.70 feet to a point of curvature of a curve concave Southeasterly, thence Southwesterly along, said curve, having a radius of 86.98 feet, a central angle of 0439’23”, for an arc length of 7.07 feet (chord to said curve bears S 2002’23” W, 7.07 feet), thence S 2222’05” W, 98.65 feet to a point of curvature of a curve concave to the Southeast, thence Southwesterly along said curve, having a radius of 36.98 feet, a central angle of 2222’05”, for an arc length of 14.44 feet (chord to said curve bears S 1111’02” W, 14.34 feet), thence S 0000’00” W, 19.72 feet to the Point of Beginning. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. DATED at Port St. Joe, Gulf County, Florida, this 20th day of February, 2012. Rebecca L. Norris Clerk of the Circuit Court By: BA Baxter As Deputy Clerk Darren A. Schwartz, Esq. FL Bar No.: 0853747 RUMBERGER, KIRK & CALDWELL, P.A. 215 South Monroe Street, Suite 702 Post Office Box 10507 Tallahassee, FL 32302-2507 Telephone: (850) 222-6550 Telecopier: (850) 222-8783 Attorneys for Plaintiff PeoplesSouth Bank Albert C. Penson Penson Law Firm, P.A. 1435 East Piedmont Drive, Suite 101 Tallahassee, FL 32308 Paul Alan Sprowls Assistant United States Attorney 111 North Adams Street, 4th Floor Tallahassee, FL 32301 March 1, 8, 2012 Billing Address: Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell, P.A. Post Office Box 10507 Tallahassee, Florida 32302-2507 March 1, 8, 2012 77084S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 10-224-CA PEOPLESSOUTH BANK, Plaintiff, vs. WILLIAM C. WILLIAMS III, GERALDINE WILLIAMS, CHAUNCEY BELSER, H. STEVEN MILLER, INTEGRAS THERAPY & WELLNESS CENTERS, INC., A FLORIDA CORPORATION, and UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated February 16, 2012, entered in Case Number 2010-224-CA of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida, wherein PeoplesSouth Bank, is Plaintiff, and William C. Williams, III, Geraldine Williams, Chauncey Belser, H. Steve Miller, Integras Therapy & Wellness Centers, Inc., and United States of America are Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Gulf County Courthouse Lobby, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Boulevard, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456, at eleven o’clock (11:00) a.m. EST on the 19th day of April 2012, the following described property, together with all improvements, appurtenances and fixtures, as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure, to-wit: Exhibit “C” Commence at the NW corner of US. Government Lot 5, Section 31, Township 6 South, Range 11 West, thence South along the West line of said Government Lot 5 for 980.9 feet to the Southerly right of way line of U.S. Highway 98, thence S 4046’ E along said right of way line for 1233.36 feet, thence N 49H14’ E for 100 feet to the Northerly right of way line of U.S. Highway 98, thence N 4046’ W along said right of way line for 425 feet to the Point of Beginning, thence continue N 4046’ W along said right of way line for 75 feet, thence N 4914’ E for 200.72 feet to the South line of U.S. Government Lot 5, thence N 8955’ E along said South line for 64.97 feet, thence S 4046’ E for 32.64 feet, thence S 4914’ W for 250 feet to the Point of Beginning. and Lot 1 & 2 of Block C of Integras Rehabilitation, Phase II as recorded on February 12, 2004, in Plat Book 5, Page 2, 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 at Port St. Joe, Gulf County, Florida, this 20th day of February, 2012. Rebecca L. Norris Clerk of the Circuit Court By: BA Baxter As Deputy Clerk Darren A. Schwartz, Esq. FL Bar No.: 0853747 RUMBERGER, KIRK & CALDWELL, P.A. 215 South Monroe Street, Suite 702 Post Office Box 10507 Tallahassee, FL 32302-2507 Telephone: (850) 222-6550 Telecopier: (850) 222-8783 Attorneys for Plaintiff PeoplesSouth Bank Albert C. Penson Penson Law Firm, P.A. 1435 East Piedmont Drive, Suite 101 Tallahassee, FL 32308 Paul Alan Sprowls Assistant United States Attorney 111 North Adams Street, 4th Floor Tallahassee, FL 32301 Billing Address: Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell, P.A. Post Office Box 10507 Tallahassee, Florida 32302-2507 March 1, 8, 2012 77128S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 23-2009-CA-000539 DIVISION: SUNTRUST BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. DIVERSIFIED EXECUTIVE CRESTVIEW, LLC, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated February 15, 2012 and entered in Case No. 23-2009-CA-000539 of the Circuit Court of the FOURTEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for GULF County, Florida wherein SUNTRUST BANK1, is the Plaintiff and DIVERSIFIED EXECUTIVE CRESTVIEW, LLC PAUL DAGNESEPAUL DAGNESE; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO

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B8| The Star Thursday, March 1, 2012 CLASSIFIEDS BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; 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 15th day of March, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: A PORTION OF SECTION 7, TOWNSHIP 9 SOUTH. RANGE 11 WEST AND SECTION 12, TOWNSHIP 9 SOUTH, RANGE 22 WEST, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE CONCRETE MONUMENT MARKING THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 7; THENCE ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SECTION 6, TOWNSHIP 9 SOUTH, RANGE 11 WEST, NORTH 00 DEGREES 03 MINUTES 58 SECONDS EAST, 1340.95 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT MARKING A POINT ON THE WESTERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF STATE ROAD 30-E; THENCE ALONG SAID WESTERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE, SOUTH 23 DEGREES 26 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST, 1 470.76 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 66 DEGREES 33 MINUTES 42 SECONDS WEST, 532.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE SOUTH 23 DEGREES 26 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST, 54.54 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 66 DEGREES 33 MINUTES 42 SECONDS WEST 2,82 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 73 DEGREES 16 MINUTES 39 SECONDS WEST, 268.98 FEET TO A POINT ON THE MEAN HIGH WATER LINE OF THE GULF OF MEXICO; THENCE ALONG SAID MEAN HIGH WATER LINE, NORTH 20 DEGREES 53 MINUTES 17 SECONDS WEST, 70.67 FEET; THENCE LEAVING SAID MEAN HIGH WATER LINE, NORTH 76 DEGREES 44 MINUTES 59 SECONDS EAST, 267.93 FEET; THENCE NORTH 66 DEGREES 33 MINUTES 42 SECONDS, EAST 3.15 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. A/K/A 192 Avalon Drive, Cape San Blas, 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 February 20, 2012. REBECCA L. NORRIS Clerk of the Circuit Court By:BA Baxter Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 **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 March 1, 8, 2012 77130S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 23-2010-CA-000062 DIVISION: WELLS FARGO BANK, NA SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO WELLS FARGO HOME MORTGAGE, INC., Plaintiff, vs. STEVE K. DANIELS, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated February 15, 2012 and entered in Case No. 23-2010-CA-000062 of the Circuit Court of the FOURTEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for GULF County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO WELLS FARGO HOME MORTGAGE, INC. is the Plaintiff and STEVE K. DANIELS; SARA L. DANIELS; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SARA L. DANIELS N/K/A JACK CHRISTMAS; 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 17th day of March, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: STARTING AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF LOT EIGHT (8), BLOCK F BAY VIEW HEIGHTS ADDITION ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL MAP OR PLAT THEREOF IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, THENCE RUN NORTH 370 FEET TO THE SOUTH EAST CORNER OF LAND HEREIN TO BE CONVEYED FOR POINT OF BEGINNING. THENCE RUN WEST 50 FEET; THENCE NORTH 135 FEET; THENCE EAST 50 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 135 FEET TO POINT OF BEGINNING, ALL LYING AND BEING IN NORTH 1/2 OF LOT ELEVEN, GOVERNMENT ORIGINAL, SECTION 26, TOWNSHIP 7 SOUTH, RANGE 11 WEST. ALSO: LOT 8, BLOCK F, FOREHAND’S SECOND ADDITION TO HIGHLAND VIEW, FLORIDA AS PER PLAT RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 50, PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 253 SAIL FISH STREET, 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 February 20, 2012. REBECCA L. NORRIS Clerk of the Circuit Court By:BA Baxter Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 **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 March 1, 8, 2012 77451S In The Circuit Court Of The Fourteenth Judicial Circuit In And For Gulf County, Florida Case No.: 11-360CA Propsperity Bank, Plaintiff, vs. State Trustee Services, LLC a Nevada limited liability company as Trustee of Long Land Trust Dated October 24, 2008, Leslie E. Biagini a/k/a Leslie Biagini, Bay Side Animal Hospital, Inc., and, TENANT #1 and TENANT #2 representing any unknown tenants who may be in possession, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE is hereby given that, pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment entered in the above-captioned case, I will sell the property situated in Gulf County, Florida, described as: Lots 20, 22 and 24 in Block 17, City of Port St. Joe, Florida, as the same appears of record in the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Gulf County, Florida. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder for cash, at 11:00 A.M. Eastern Time on the 8th day of March, 2012 at the Front door of the Gulf County Courthouse located at 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. Any person other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens claiming an interest in any surplus funds from the sale, must file a claim for said funds with the clerk of the court within 60 days from the date of the sale. DATED this 13th day of February, 2012 Rebecca Norris Clerk of the Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk Steven L. Applebaum, Attorney Law Office of Brian D. Hess PO Box 9454 Panama City Beach, FL 32417 (850)-235-3004 Fax: (850) 235-1124 February 23, March 1, 2012 77477S SPECIFICATIONS RFQ #1112-09 VIDEOTAPING & AIRING OF COMMISSION MEETINGS AND OTHER PUBLIC INTEREST ITEMS AS REQUESTED The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners is accepting quotes for videotaping & airing of Commission meetings and other public interest items as requested. The following guidelines apply to this RFQ: Regularly scheduled commission meetings are twice per month at 6:00 p.m., E.T. on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. The meetings last from approximately thirty (30) minutes to an indeterminate amount of time, depending on the subject matter discussed. Meetings may be rescheduled or cancelled due to holidays, election dates, etc. A typical schedule has two (2) meetings a month and only one (1) meeting in the month of December. The videotaping and airing of these meetings is mandatory. *The commission also holds special meetings and workshops during the fiscal year as well as budget meetings. There are at least three budget meetings per year as well as an indeterminate amount of special meetings and workshops. Vendor must be set up and prepared to videotape and air meetings at least fifteen minutes prior to the start of meetings. All meetings are videotaped and will air on the cable (PEG) channel dedicated to public access. Upload other videotape to the PEG channel server as provided for airing. Video equipment is available in the board room where the meetings take place. Any other equipment needed, will need to be provided by the vendor, as needed. A site visit can be set up upon request. Videotape and air the Humane Society “Pet of the Week”. This will consist of four (4) individual shots of Humane Society animals on a bi-monthly basis. Assist staff in scheduling and maintaining the production of the PEG channel. All video content other than commission meetings, workshops and Pet of the Week announcements must be pre-approved by the County Commission and/or TDC Director or authorized staff members. Vendor must have at least two (2) years of multi-camera production experience, as well as an understanding of video production in the set-up of cameras and integration of a switcher, VCR, cameras, and video monitors. Please provide references of three recent clients in which you performed like/similar services. ANY ORDERS RESULTING FROM THIS QUOTATION WILL BE SUBJECT TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS CONTAINED BELOW GENERAL INFORMATION/ INSTRUCTIONS ADDENDUM The vendor is responsible for making sure that all addenda (if any issued) have been received prior to completing and submitting the Request for Quote to the County. The County will post addendums (if any) electronically. The vendors should obtain the addendum by visiting our web site at www. gulfcounty-fl.gov (Click on “Bids” and find solicitation on list, Click on “Click here” for addendum, if posted). RESERVED RIGHTS The County reserves the right to accept and award or reject any or all quotes, with or without cause, to waive technicalities, or to accept the quote which, in its judgment, best serves the interest of the County. PUBLIC RECORDS Florida law provides that municipal records shall at all times be open for personal inspection by any person. (Section 119.01, F.S., the Public Records Law.) Information and materials received by County in connection with an RFQ response shall be deemed to be public records subject to public inspection upon award, recommendation for award, or 10 days after due date, whichever occurs first. However, certain exemptions to the public records law are statutorily provided for in Section 119.07, F.S. If the Bidder believes any of the information contained in his or her response is exempt from the Public Records Law, then the Bidder, must in his or her response, specifically identify the material, which is deemed to be exempt and cite the legal authority for the exemption. The County’s determination of whether an exemption applies shall be final, and the Bidder agrees to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless the County and the County’s officers, employees, and agents, against any loss or damages incurred by any person or entity as a result of the County’s treatment of records as public records. INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS 1. COMMERCIAL GENERAL LIABILITY: A. $1,000,000 General Aggregate B. $1,000,000 Products & Completed Operations Aggregate C. $1,000,000 Personal & Advertising Injury D. $1,000,000 Each Occurrence E. **Gulf County must be named as “Additional Insured.” 2. AUTO LIABILITY: A. $1,000,000 Combined Single Limit. 3. WORKERS’ COMPENSATION: A. Statutory Limits B. $100,000 each accident, C. $500,000 disease, D. $100,000 each employee TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS 1. GENERAL: A. The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners desires to secure the services of a qualified vendor for videotaping and airing of Commission meetings. 2. EFFECTIVENESS AND DURATION A. The agreement(s) resulting from this solicitation will be a: 1) Term Contract/ Annual Requirements a) The agreement(s) resulting from this solicitation will be for recurring purchase, as needed throughout the term of the contract. b) Initial Period: The period of agreement will be one year from contract award date. c) Renewal Period: Terms and conditions may be renewed for four (4) additional one year periods. d) Either party may cancel this agreement, either in whole or in part, by giving at least 45 days prior notice in writing. However, the contractor will not be authorized to exercise this cancellation option during the first 90 days of the agreement. 3. ESTIMATED QUANTITIES A. The estimated quantities to be furnished under this RFQ are to be considered as approximate only and are to be used solely for the comparison of bids received. The County reserves the right to purchase any, all, or none of its requirements from Bidder(s) awarded the bid TERMS & CONDITIONS -READ CAREFULLY 1. The right is reserved to cancel this order if not filled within the contract time, if specified. 2. The conditions of this order are not to be modified by any verbal understanding. 3. Acceptance of this order includes acceptance of all terms, prices, delivery instructions, specifications and conditions stated. 4. INVOICES AND PACKAGES MUST BEAR THIS ORDER NUMBER. 5. PLEASE FORWARD ALL INVOICES TO THE ORDERING DEPARTMENT. 6. Payment terms are net 30 days upon delivery and acceptance. INDEMNITY The Vendor hereby agrees to indemnify and save harmless the County, its officers, agents, and employees from and against any and all liability, claims, demands, damages, fines, fees, expenses, penalties, suits, proceedings, actions and cost of actions, including attorney’s fees for trial and on appeal, of any kind and nature arising or growing out of or in any way connected with the performance of this Agreement whether by act or omission of the Vendor its agents, servants, employees or others, or because of or due to the mere existence of this Agreement between the parties. COMPLIANCE TO LAWS, GUIDELINES, REGULATIONS, ETC. Vendor must comply with all applicable state, federal, and local laws, guidelines, and regulations etc. This includes but is not necessarily limited to DOT, OSHA, EPA, and DEP. COUNTY’S TERMS AND/ OR CONDITIONS FOR PURCHASE OF GOODS/SERVICES FROM VENDORS Important Read Carefully: Terms and conditions on County’s solicitation documents, contracts, and/or purchase orders shall prevail and take precedence. Unless expressly accepted by the County, only terms and conditions contained in these documents shall apply. The County will not consider additional terms and conditions submitted by the vendor. Any and all such additional terms and conditions shall have no force and effect, and are inapplicable to the County’s purchase of goods and services if submitted either purposely through intent or design, or inadvertently appearing separately in transmittal letters, specifications, literature, price lists or warranties. Vendors shall agree that the general and/or any special conditions in the County documents are the only conditions applicable to purchases made by the County and that the County will not accept exceptions to our terms and conditions. NOTE: ANY AND ALL SPECIAL CONDITIONS ATTACHED HERETO WHICH VARY FROM THESE GENERAL CONDITIONS SHALL HAVE PRECEDENCE. March 1, 2012 77475S REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS RFQ #1112-09 The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners will receive quotes from any qualified person, company, or corporation interested in providing the following: VIDEOTAPING & AIRING OF COMMISSION MEETINGS Please place YOUR COMPANY NAME, SEALED BID, and the BID NUMBER on the outside of your envelope, and provide three copies of your proposal. Bids must be submitted to, and specifications may be obtained from, the Gulf County Clerk’s Office at 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Blvd., Room 148, Port St. Joe, Florida, 32456 by 4:30 p.m., E.T. on Friday, March 9, 2012. Bids will be opened at this same location on Monday, March 12, 2012, 2012 at 10:00 a.m., E.T. Specifications may also be viewed at www. gulfcounty-fl.gov. Any questions concerning this bid should be directed to Lynn Lanier, Gulf County Deputy Administrator at (850) 229-6106. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA /s/ William C. Williams, III., Chairman Attest: /s/ Rebecca L. Norris, Clerk March 1, 2012 77487S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2011-383-CA CAPITAL CITY BANK, Plaintiff, vs. KAREN S. PARKER f/k/a KAREN S. WOOD f/k/a KAREN SUZETTE CLARK, Defendant. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure dated February 21, 2012 and entered in Case No. 2011-383-CA of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit, in and for Gulf County, Florida, wherein CAPITAL CITY BANK is the Plaintiff, and KAREN S. PARKER f/ka KAREN S. WOOD f/k/a KAREN SUZETTE CLARK is the Defendant, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil Costin, Boulevard, Port St. Joe, FL 32456, at 11:00 a.m. ET, in the 22nd day of March, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: Lot 23 of BRIDGEPORT WOODMERE PHASE II, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 5, Page(s) 32, of 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 seal of this Court on February 21, 2012. Rebecca L. Norris Gulf County Clerk of Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk February 1, 8, 2012 77497S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 10-224-CA PEOPLESSOUTH BANK, Plaintiff, vs. WILLIAM C. WILLIAMS III, GERALDINE WILLIAMS, CHAUNCEY BELSER, H. STEVEN MILLER, INTEGRAS THERAPY & WELLNESS CENTERS, INC., A FLORIDA CORPORATION, and UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Pursuant to Chapter 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated February 16, 2012, entered in Case Number 2010-224-CA of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida, wherein PeoplesSouth Bank, is Plaintiff, and William C. Williams, III, Geraldine Williams, Chauncey Belser, H. Steve Miller, Integras Therapy & Wellness Centers, Inc., and United States of America are Defendants, l will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Gulf County Courthouse Lobby, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Boulevard, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456, at eleven o’clock (11:00) am EST on the 19th day of April, 2012, the following described property, together with all improvement, appurtenances and fixtures, as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure, to-wit: EXHIBIT “B” Lots 22, 23 & 24, Block A, Integras Rehabilitation Phase II, according to the Plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 5, Page 2, of 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 at Port St. Joe, Gulf County, Florida, this 26th day of February, 2012. Rebecca L. Norris Clerk of the Circuit Court By: BA Baxter As Deputy Clerk March 1, 8, 2012 77489S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2011-368-CA CAPITAL CITY BANK, Plaintiff, vs. JOHN F. McCANN, CAROLYN A. McCANN, STEPHEN FELKER, and LINDA WILSON, and SEA HAVEN PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., Defendant. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Default Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated February 21, 2012 and entered in Case No. 2011-368-CA of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit, in and for Gulf County, Florida, wherein JOHN P. McCANN, CAROLYN A. McCANN, STEPHEN FELKER, LINDA WILSON and SEA HAVEN PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., are the Defendant, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the first floor Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil Costin, Boulevard, Port St. Joe, FL 32456, at 11:00 a.m. (Eastern Standard Time) on the 12th day of April, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 27, SEA HAVEN SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL PLAT THEREOF ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA Also described as: LOT 27 OF SEA HAVEN SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE(S) 40, OF 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 seal of this Court on February 21, 2012. Rebecca L. Norris Gulf County Clerk of Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk February 1, 8, 2012 77501S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 23-2010-CA-000451 DIVISION: BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP F/K/A COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P., Plaintiff, vs. JOSEPH L. JONES, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated February 15, 2012 and entered in Case No. 23-2010-CA000451 of the Circuit Court of the FOURTEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for GULF County, Florida wherein BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP F/K/A COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P. is the Plaintiff and JOSEPH L. JONES; MARTHA A. JONES; 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 15th day of March, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 25, BAY BREEZE SUBDIVISION, AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA A/K/A 208 WHITING STREET, PORT SAINT 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 February 20, 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, FL 32402 Phone: 850-747-5338 Fax: (850) 747-5717 Hearing Impaired: Dial 711 Email: ADARequest@jud14.fl courts.org F09064160 March 1, 8, 2012 77507S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2009-CA-000109 SUNTRUST MORTGAGE INC., Plaintiff, vs. WILLIAM FOWLER, et ux., et al., Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment Scheduling Foreclosure Sale entered on February 21, 2012 in this case now pending in said Court, the style of which is indicated above. I will sell to the highest and bet bidder for cash in the GULF County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida 32456 at 11:00 a.m., on the 23rd day of March, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Order or Final Judgment, to-wit: EXHIBIT “A” A parcel of land lying and being the Northeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of Section 35, Township 3 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida, being more particularly described as follows: Begin at the Northeast Corner of Lot 1, “TAUNTON FARMS PHASE I”, according the official map or plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 18, in the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida: thence Northwesterly along the Westerly right of way boundary line of state Road No. 71 (having a 80 foot wide right of way), along the arc of a curve to the left having a radius of 2831.45 feet, through a central angle of 01 degrees 47 minutes 02 seconds for an arc length of 88.16 feet (Chord Bearing North 05 degrees 36 minutes 04 seconds West, 88.15 feet) to a Point of Tangency; thence continue along said right of way boundary line, North 06 degrees 26 minutes 38 seconds West, 64.61 feet; thence departing said right of way boundary line, North 89 degrees 10 minutes 31 seconds West, 207.64 feet; thence South 03 degrees 32 minutes 18 seconds East, 168.84 feet to the Northwest Corner of Lot 1, TAUNTON FARM PHASE I: thence North 86 degrees 20 minutes 52 seconds East along the North boundary line of Lot 1, TAUNTON FARMS PHASE I, 213.41 feet to the Point of Beginning. Said parcel containing 0.78 acres, more or less. a/k/a: 4301 HIGHWAY 71 N, WEWAHITCHKA, FLORIDA 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 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. ENTERED at GULF County, Florida, this 22nd day of February, 2012. Rebecca L. Norris Clerk of the Circuit Court GULF Florida By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk March 1, 8, 2012 77503S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION: CASE NO.: 23-2010-CA-000087 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. GEORGE W. HATCH III; WINDMARK BEACH COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION, INC.; GEORGIANNA M. HATCH; 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 21st day of February, 2012, and entered in Case No. 23-2010-CA000087, of the Circuit Court of the 14TH Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida, wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. is the Plaintiff and GEORGE W. HATCH III, WINDMARK BEACH COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION, INC. and GEORGIANNA M. HATCH IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the FRONT LOBBY OF THE GULF COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 1000 5TH STREET, PORT ST. JOE, FL 32456, 11:00 AM ET on the 22nd day of March, 2012 the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 8, BLOCK “4”, FISHERMAN’S VILLAGE NORTH AT WINDMARK BEACH, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGES 16-19, OF 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 22nd day of February, 2012 REBECCA NORRIS Clerk of the Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk March 1, 8, 2012 77521S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 23-2010-CA-000062 DIVISION WELLS FARGO BANK, NA SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO WELLS FARGO HOME MORTGAGE, INC., Plaintiff, vs. STEVE K. DANIELS et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated February 15, 2012 and entered in Case No. 23-2010-CA000062 of the Circuit Court of the FOURTEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for GULF County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO WELLS FARGO HOME MORTGAGE, INC. is the Plaintiff and STEVE K. DANIELS; SARA L. DANIELS; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SARA L. DANIELS N/K/A JACK CHRISTMAS; 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 ET, on the 17th day of May 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: STARTING AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF LOT EIGHT (8), BLOCK F BAY VIEW HEIGHTS ADDITION ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL MAP OR PLAT THEREOF IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, THENCE RUN NORTH 370 FEET TO THE SOUTH EAST CORNER OF LAND HEREIN TO BE CONVEYED FOR POINT OF BEGINNING. THENCE RUN WEST 50 FEET; THENCE NORTH 135 FEET; THENCE EAST 50 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 135 FEET TO POINT OF BEGINNING, ALL LYING AND BEING IN NORTH 1/2 OF LOT ELEVEN, GOVERNMENT ORIGINAL, SECTION 26, TOWNSHIP 7 SOUTH, RANGE 11 WEST. ALSO: LOT 8, BLOCK F, FOREHAND’S SECOND ADDITION TO HIGHLAND VIEW, FLORIDA AS PER PLAT RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 50, PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 253 SAIL FISH STREET, 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 February 20, 2012.

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Become a Newspaper Carrier CHIPLEY COTTONDALE MARIANNA Open routes available in the early morning Great opportunity to own your own BUSINESS Deliver your newspaper in your communityIndependent ContractorsMust have: A reliable vehicle Proof of Auto Insurance A valid driver’s license Be 18 yrs or older 501 W 11th St. and complete a carrier application Mexico Beach -710 Hwy 98, Saturday March 3th 9am-5pmGarage SaleFurniture, Bed Linens, Baby Items, everything from A to Z PSJ690 Madison Sat. March 3rd 8am-2pmYard SaleFurniture, clothes, house hold items and dishes, etc. GUN SHOWMarch 3rd and 4th Nat’l Peanut Fest. Bldg. 5622 US Hwy 231 S Dothan, Alabama OVER 275 TABLES Saturday 9-5pm Sunday 10-4pm Info: 334-279-9895 Text FL99221 to 56654 PRIVATE PITCHING LESSONSLearn Baseball Pitching Techniques including mechanics, drills, strategy as well as mental aspects with one on one instruction. $25.00 per Hour Call: Travis Burge at 850-508-5203FORMER FSU SEMINOLE AND TROY STATE UNIVERSITY PITCHER ROTTWEILLER 8wk female puppy, purebred, black & tan, 1st shots & de-wormed. $400.. 850-340-1868 Text FL99424 to 56654 Storage AuctionSat. March 3rd 6 units Auction starts at 9:00 am at 131 Volunteer Ave. White City and Continues at 10 am at 706 1st Street, Port St. Joe St. Joe Rent-All Inc. 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, FL 32402 Phone: 850-747-5338 Fax: (850) 747-5717 Hearing Impaired: Dial 711 Email: ADARequest@jud14.fl courts.org F10006747 March 1, 8, 2012 77563S GULF COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS BID NO. 1112-10 The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) will receive sealed bids from any qualified person, company or corporation interested in performing: 2012 BEACH TILLING AND ESCARPMENT REMOVAL SERVICES This project includes Beach Tilling and Escarpment Removal Services along approximately 70 acres of St. Joseph Peninsula beaches for the purpose of penetrating, loosening and dressing beach sand prior to sea turtle nesting season (May 1). All potential Bidders shall have applicable experience in beach tilling operations, equipment capable of tilling the dry beach to a minimum depth of 36 inches below the surface and leveling escarpments, and shall provide references to document experience tilling for beach fill or similar projects. Completion date for this project will be by April 15, 2012 which is no less than 14-days from the date of the Notice to Proceed which should be approved by the Gulf County BOCC on March 27, 2012 and the Successful Bidder immediately notified. Liquidated damages for failure to complete the project on the specified date will be set at $500.00 per day. Plans and Specifications can be obtained from MRD Associates, Inc., 543 Harbor Boulevard, Suite 204, Destin, Florida 32541, (850) 654-1555. The bid must conform to Section 287.133(3) Florida Statutes, on public entity crimes. Cost for Plans and Specifications will be $25.00 per set if sent via mail and is non-refundable, or no cost if send via email. Checks should be made payable to MRD Associates, Inc. Any questions shall be directed to Joseph Morrow or Michael Dombrowski, PE at (850) 654-1555. Please place “SEALED BID”, YOUR COMPANY NAME, PROJECT NAME, and the BID NUMBER on the outside of the submitted envelope, and include the original bid, plus 3 copies. Bids will be received until 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time, on Friday, March 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 Monday, March 19, 2012 at 10:00 a.m., Eastern Time. The Gulf County BOCC 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 BOCC also 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. All bids shall remain firm for a period of 60-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. BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA /s/ William C. Williams, III, Chairman March 1, 8, 2012 77527S NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAW PURSUANT TO SECTION 865.09, FLORIDA STATUTES NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of Gourmet by the Bay located at 6512 West Hwy 98 in the County of GULF, in the City of Port Saint Joe, Florida, 32456 intends to register the said name with the Divisions of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated at Port St. Joe, Florida, this 26th day of February, 2012. Jessica Fofanov March 1, 2012 77539S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 11-211-CA CENTENNIAL BANK, an Arkansas banking corporation, successor in interest to Coastal Community Bank, DBA Coastal Community Mortgage, a Florida Banking Corporation, Plaintiff, vs. KENDALL D. CRAWLEY, and WATAPPO PRESERVE OWNER’S ASSOCIATION, INC. Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accordance with the Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure dated February 23, 2012, in the abovestyled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Front Door of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL 32456 at 11:00 AM ET on March 29, 2012 the following described property: Lot 143, Wetappo according to plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 5, Page 36 through 42 of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida DATED on February 23, 2012. Rebecca L. Norris Clerk of Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk March 1, 8, 2012 77565S GULF COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS BID NO. 1112-11 The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) will receive sealed bids from any qualified person, company or corporation interested in performing: 2012 BEACH TILLING AND ESCARPMENT LEVELING SERVICES This project includes Beach Tilling and Escarpment Leveling Services along approximately 70 acres of St. Joseph Peninsula beaches for the purpose of penetrating, loosening and dressing beach sand prior to sea turtle nesting season (May 1). All potential Bidders shall have applicable experience in beach tilling operations, equipment capable of tilling the dry beach to a minimum depth of 36 inches below the surface and leveling escarpments, and shall provide references to document experience tilling for beach fill or similar projects. Completion date for this project will be by April 15, 2012 which is no less than 14-days from the date of the Notice to Proceed which should be approved by the Gulf County BOCC on March 27, 2012 and the Successful Bidder immediately notified. Liquidated damages for failure to complete the project on the specified date will be set at $500.00 per day. Plans and Specifications can be obtained from MRD Associates, Inc., 543 Harbor Boulevard, Suite 204, Destin, Florida 32541, (850) 654-1555. The bid must conform to Section 287.133(3) Florida Statutes, on public entity crimes. Cost for Plans and Specifications will be $25.00 per set if sent via mail and is non-refundable, or no cost if send via email. Checks should be made payable to MRD Associates, Inc. Any questions shall be directed to Joseph Morrow or Michael Dombrowski, PE at (850) 654-1555. Please place “SEALED BID”, YOUR COMPANY NAME, PROJECT NAME, and the BID NUMBER on the outside of the submitted envelope, and include the original bid, plus 3 copies. Bids will be received until 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time, on Friday, March 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 Monday, March 19, 2012 at 10:00 a.m., Eastern Time. The Gulf County BOCC 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 BOCC also 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. All bids shall remain firm for a period of 60-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. BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA /s/ William C. Williams, III, Chairman March 1, 8, 2012 77573S SECTION 00010INVITATION FOR BIDS NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS RFP No. 2012-01 The City of Port St. Joe will receive sealed bids from any qualified person, company or corporation interested in constructing: ADA Improvements to City Hall, City Fire Station, and the Port St. Joe Centennial Building being additions to the existing CDBG project known as: FIELD OF DREAMS AVENUE CDBG CONTRACT #10DB4N-02-33-02-E-08 The City of Port St. Joe will accept bids in duplicate form for ADA Improvements for City of Port St. Joe until 3:00 p.m. EST on April 3, 2012 at the City Hall, 305 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida, 32456, at which time and place all bids will be publicly opened and read aloud. Bids are invited upon the items and quantities of work as follows: Make Alterations, in order of priority, to City Fire Station, City Hall, and the Centennial Building for various ADA improvements including new toilet rooms for City Hall, accessible entrance and toilet room for the City Fire Station and accessible path and toilet rooms for the Centennial Building. Pre-Bid Conference A MANDATORY Pre-bid conference will be held at 3:00 PM (EST) on March 8, 2012 in the City Fire Station Conference Room at 305 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida, 32456. Point of Contact will be Charlotte Pierce, at (850) 229-8261. Site visits will be provided after the pre-bid conference is concluded. Contract documents, including drawings and technical specifications, are on file at the office of The Associates, LLC. 2nd Floor Office at 252 Marina Drive, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456 or 1038 Jenks Avenue, Panama City, FL 32401, (850) 785-2505. There is a $100.00 non-refundable fee for plans and specifications. Please call to schedule pick up of plans/specs. A certified check or bank draft, payable to the order of City of Port St. Joe, negotiable U.S. Government Bonds (at par value) or a satisfactory bid bond executed by the Bidder and an acceptable surety in an amount equal to five percent (5%) of the total bid shall be submitted with each bid on the form provided by the City. The successful bidder will be required to submit a list of his subcontractors for approval before award of contract. The person or affiliate who has been placed on the convicted vendor list following a conviction for a public entity crime may not submit a bid or a contract to provide any goods or services to a public entity, may not submit a bid on a contract on a public entity for the construction or repair of a public building or public work, may not submit bids on leases of real property to a public entity, may not be awarded or perform work as a contractor, supplier, subcontractor, or consultant under a contract with any public entity, and may not transact business with any public entity in excess of the threshold amount provided in Section 287.017, for Category Two for a period of 36 months from the date of being placed on the convicted vendor list. The Contractor shall comply in every respect with all applicable laws, regulations, and building and construction codes of the Federal Government, the State of Florida, the County of Gulf, the City of Port St. Joe, and shall obtain all such occupational licenses and permits as shall be prescribed by law. Contractor must ensure employees and applicants for employment are not discriminated against because of their race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. The City of Port St. Joe reserves the right to reject any one or all bids, or any part of any bid, to waive any informalities in any bid, and to award a contract deemed to be in the best interest of the City. Bids may be held by the City for a period not to exceed ninety (90) days from the date of the bid opening for the purpose of reviewing the bids and investigating the qualifications of bidders, prior to awarding the contract. All bids are to be logged in the Port St. Joe City Hall. CITY OF Port St. Joe City Manager March 1, 8, 2012 77567S BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL For TOURISM MARKETING AND ADVERTISING CONSULTING SERVICES RFP NO: 1112-12 The Gulf County Tourist Development, (TDC), a division of Gulf County is seeking proposals and submissions from firms for the purpose of providing advertising services. RFP closes Thursday, March 15th, 2012 no later than 4:00PM (local time) and will open on Monday, March 19th, 2012 at 10:00 am, E. T. LATE SUBMITTALS RECEIVED AFTER THE FOREMENTIONED DEADLINE DATE, EITHER BY MAIL, OR OTHERWISE, WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED AND RETURNED UNOPENED. THE TIME OF RECEIPT WILL BE DETERMINED BY THE TIME RECEIVED IN THE GULF COUNTY CLERK TO THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONER’S OFFICE. IT IS THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE FIRM FOR ASSURING THAT THE RFP IS RECEIVED IN THE CLERK’SOFFICE BY THE DESIGNATED DATE AND TIME. NO FAXED, ELECTRONIC OR ORAL RFP WILL BE ACCEPTED. To be considered, Firm/Team must submit an original and five (5) copies of RFP in a sealed envelope or package, clearly marked with the Firm/ Team’s name and address, and the words “TDC Marketing and Advertising Services “ addressed to: Gulf County Board of County Commissioners c/o GULF COUNTY CLERK’S OFFICE 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd. Port St. Joe, FL 32456 March 1, 8, 2012 77575S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No. 2011 264 CA REGIONS BANK, Plaintiff, vs. SYBIL R. DUNCAN; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SYBIL R. DUNCAN; WINDMARK BEACH COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION, INC.; and UNKNOWN TENANT, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment dated February 23, 2012, entered in Case No.: 2011 264 CA of the Circuit Court in and for Gulf County, Florida, wherein Sybil R. Duncan and Windmark Beach Community Association, Inc. are the Defendants, that I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, on March 22, 2012 beginning at 11:00 a.m. E.T. in the lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse facility, 1000 Costin Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida 32456, on the following described real property as set forth in the Final Judgment: Legal: LOT 71, WINDMARK BEACH, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 1, PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. NOTICE 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 24th day of February, 2012. Rebecca L. Norris Clerk of the Circuit Court By: BA Baxter As Deputy Clerk NOTICE 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 Court Administration at 1000 Costin Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida 32456 telephone 850229-6112, within two working days of your receipt of this notice; if you are hearing impaired, call 1-800955-8771; if you are voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8770. March 1, 8, 2012 77579S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 23-2010-CA-000233 DIVISION: BENEFICIAL FLORIDA, INC., Plaintiff, vs. BETTY J. HAND A/K/A BETTY JEAN HAND, et al, Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated February 23, 2012 and entered in Case No. 23-201-CA-000233 of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida in which Beneficial Florida, Inc., is the Plaintiff and Betty J. Hand a/k/a Betty Jean Hand, Homer W. Hand, are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in/ on the front lobby, Gulf County Clerk of Court office, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL 32456, Gulf County, Florida at 11:00 A.M. on the 24th day of May, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: LOTS 2 AND 4, BLOCK 4, CORRECTIVE REPLAT OF RIVERSIDE PARK UNIT NO. 1, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 38, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH A MOBILE HOME LOCATED THEREON AS A PERMANENT FIXTURE AND APPURTENANCE THERETO, DESCRIBED AS 1998 DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE HOME, VIN. NO. (S) GAFLV75B7826CD31 AND GAFLV75A7826CD31 A/K/A 122 PINECREST 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 60 days after the sale. Dated in Gulf County, Florida this 24th day of February, 2012. Rebecca L. Norris Clerk of the Circuit Court Gulf County, Florida By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk Albertelli Law Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 23028 Tampa, FL 33623 (813) 221-4743 If you are a person with a disability who needs assistance in order to participate in a program or service of the State Courts System, you should contact the Court Administration’s office at (850) 747-5327, fax (850) 747-5717 within two (2) working days of receipt of this notice if you are hearing or voice impaired, please call 1-800-955-8771. To file response please contact Gulf County Clerk of Court, 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr., Blvd., Room 148, Port St. Joe, FL 32456. March 1, 8, 2012 86017S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 23-2010-CA-000451 DIVISION: BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP F/K/A COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P., Plaintiff, vs. JOSEPH L. JONES et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated February 15, 2012 and entered in Case No. 23-2010-CA000451 of the Circuit Court of the FOURTEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for GULF County, Florida wherein BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP F/K/A COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P. is the Plaintiff and JOSEPH L. JONES; MARTHA A. JONES; 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 E.T., on the 15th day of March, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 25, BAY BREEZE SUBDIVISION, AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA A/K/A 208 WHITING STREET, PORT SAINT 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 February 20, 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, FL 32402 Phone: 850-747-5338 Fax: (850) 747-5717 Hearing Impaired: Dial 711 Email: ADARequest@jud14.fl courts.org F09064160 March 1, 8, 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. High School Diploma from Home 6-8 weeks. Nationally accredited. Get a diploma! 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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. 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. Find the right person for your job today at emeraldcoastjobs.com 3br/2ba Townhome. Located in Jones Homestead, Eagle Landing subdivision. Beautiful & spacious.Spacious TownhomeClose to the schools, new hospital and St. Joseph’s Bay. $800 per month w/an $800 security/ damage deposit. Call Beach Properties Real Estate Group at (850) 227-2500 for more information and a tour of this well-kept townhome.Text FL97674 to 56654 Publisher’s NoticeAll real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise “any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination” Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on a equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. Choice Commercial Space coming available on Reid Ave. Corner of 3rd, adjacent to Mulberry Square. Currently successful pet store. Call Patrick 850-527-6090 or Randy 251-978-2538 1 bedroom Apt.; close to town; Dogwood Terrace Apartments; 808 Woodward Ave, PSJ; 850-227-7800 2 br, 1 ba, apartments for rent. call Kenny 850-227-6077 or Phil 850-227-6241 Government assistance accepted JOB NOTICEThe City of Port St. Joe (pop. 3445 is accepting applications for the following position:City Auditor/ClerkThe preferred candidate will have strong nance and computer skills, a bachelor's degree and/or ve years of municipal experience. The person selected will be appointed and serve at the pleasure of the ve member City Commission. Please submit an application and cover letter along with ve references to The City of Port St. Joe, Attn. Jim Anderson, POB 278, Port St. Joe, Fl. 32457. Applications and a full job description can be found on our website cityofportstjoe.com. If you have any questions, please contact Jim Anderson at (850)229-8261. The Positions will close on March 15, 2012. The Salary will be DOQ. The City of Port St. Joe is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace. Fry Cook, Counter Help & Ice Cream Scoopers NeededAPPLY: Steamers Hot Dogs112 Reid Ave, Port St. Joe, FL g TOUCANS IS NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR ALL POSITIONS PLEASE APPLY BETWEEN 2 & 4 Toucans Restaurant 719 Hwy 98 Mexico Beach FL 32456 C lassi f ied Advertisin g works hard ...filling the employment needs of area business firms, helping people to meet their prospective employers, helping people buy and sell all kinds of goods and services, and much more | } othing works harder than the Classifieds | 7 4 7-5020 Food Svs/HospitalityBack of the HouseLocal Restaurant seeking experienced professionals for back of house positions. 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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 Thursday, MARCH 1 2012 YEAR 74, NUMBER 20Opinion .....................................A4-A5Letters to the Editor .................A5Outdoors ...................................A10 Sports.........................................A11School News ..............................B3Faith ...........................................B4 Obituaries ..................................B4Classi eds ..................................B7-B10Land would be zoned industrial, canceling proposed commercial developmentBy Tim CroftStar News Editor Port St. Joe city commissioners moved in the direction of rezoning the old paper mill site as St. Joe Company and port ofcials provided new details about Eastern Shipbuildings expansion into Gulf County. During a Monday workshop, commissioners expressed concerns and questions about the future use of the mill site land after conducting a rst reading last week of an ordinance to repeal the Town Center Planned Unit Development (PUD) for the mill site. The PUD was approved last decade, when St. Joe hoped to build a residential/commercial development, including a hotel, on the mill site. Commissioners are moving to restore the land to industrial zoning, opening the way for port-related activities, the rst of which will be the arrival in the next 1218 months of Eastern Shipbuilding. The company is expanding its existing operations in Panama City and Allanton to Gulf County to meet the demands of several new contracts signed in 2011. Eastern Shipbuilding will lease roughly half the mill site bulkhead, essentially the middle 1,000 linear feet, and a surrounding 20 acres to establish their ship nishing operation, which likely will be the use of the Port St. Joe facility, according to statements from Eastern Shipbuilding of cials. There would still be roughly 500 linear feet of bulkhead to the north and south for additional port development.McFarland announces county judge candidacySpecial to The StarCounty Judge Tim McFarland has announced his candidacy to run for the position he currently holds in this years upcoming elections. McFarland, 44, was appointed in October 2010 by Gov. Charlie Crist to ll the unexpired term of Judge Fred Witten upon his retirement. McFarland is a Gulf County native and a graduate of Port St. Joe High School. He is married to his wife of 20 years, Kim McFarland, who teaches geometry at Port St. Joe High School, and they have one son, Zack. McFarland is the son of Perry and Diann McFarland of Port St. Joe and proud to be a part of a family celebrating many generations in Gulf County. He completed his bachelors degree at the University of Southern Mississippi and earned his Juris Doctorate law degree from Nova Southeastern University in 1993. McFarland was licensed to practice law as a member of the Florida Bar in 1993 and is admitted to practice before the United States Federal District Court for the Northern District of Florida. He started his legal career with the Fort Lauderdale Law Firm of Conrad-Scherer as a law clerk and then worked with them as an associate attorney before returning home to work for local attorney Pat Floyd and eventually opening his own law practice in Port St. Joe. Before his appointment as a judge, McFarland practiced extensively in the areas of civil, family and criminal litigation and in addition to his private practice, served as the Gulf County attorney for 15 years. Without a doubt, the nearly two decades I spent in the courtroom trying cases has proven to be the best possible training for my role as a judge here in Gulf County, he said. McFarland presides over criminal rst appearances, Budget committee: We are in dire straitsBy Tim CroftStar News Editor Several members of a county budget committee minced few words with new chairman Commissioner Ward McDaniel during the committees initial budget workshop of 2012 on Monday. The county is headed for a crisis unless a number of trends are reversed. And because one of those trends likely will not be a decline in property values and in turn a decline in revenue under present taxing levels commissioners have some dif cult choices in the matching services with revenues. From gas prices and their effects on vehicle-heavy operations to outdated equipment to employees without a pay raises in several years, the county faces budget issues nearly across the board. That was the opinion of the Budget Committee, which comprises the countys constitutional of cers and department heads. We have some issues facing us we need to address headon, said Public Works director Joe Danford. The baseline for the budget, which must be nalized and submitted to the state in September following two required public hearings, is the ad valorem tax structure. Property tax rolls are not certi ed until July, but Property Appraiser Kesley Colbert said the county will see its fourth year of declines in property value, though it would not be the 20 percent or higher of just a few years ago. Were getting close (to the bottom), Colbert said. But its going to go down again this year, just not like the 20 percent we have seen. Maybe 5 to 7 to 10 percent. We getting more activity, but the sales of last year were pretty much like they were the year before. Something that used to maybe bring $120,000 is bringing (a fraction of that). Lee Collinsworth of the Building Department did report that ve new permits for residential unit construction were received last week. TIM McFARLANDCity moves to rezone mill siteALL MEN ARE CREATED EQUALBLACK HISTORY MONTH By Valerie Garman Star Staff Writer The only remnants of a once-bustling community are the vacant lots and buildings that line the streets of North Port St. Joe. Stephen Osborne reminded the community that those buildings embody artifacts of local black history. Osborne painted a picture of the past during a program honoring Black History Month at Port St. Joe High School on Feb. 23. It was a picture of a self-sustaining community that stretched from Avenue A to Avenue D in North Port St. Joe. Along Main Citizens remember communitys history during celebrationVALERIE GARMAN | The StarAbove, Montez Walker performs an interpretative dance, A Tribute to All, during the Black History Program at Port St. Joe High School on Feb. 23. We view this not as a place for smokestacks. We are sensitive to this. The potential (the site) has speaks to port-related activity.Jorge Gonzalez, vice president, the St. Joe CompanySee MILL SITE A6 See McFARLAND A6 See BUDGET A6 See BLACK HISTORY A8 STORYTELLING, B1

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LocalA2 | The Star Thursday, March 1, 2012Florida Freedom NewspapersCALLAWAY Bay County Sheriffs deputies chased a suspect into Gulf County on Wednesday night and when he would not pull over, they sent his vehicle into a tailspin. The suspect, David Bradford Porter of Panama City, was arrested in Gulf County and faces felony eeing charges from both Gulf and Bay counties, ofcials said. Bradford also was driving without a valid license, according to an incident report. The chase began in the Sandy Creek area of Bay County when Sgt. Jeremy Mathis spotted Bradfords white Dodge Caravan, authorities reported. Mathis had been looking for a white van that was supposed to be attempting to dispose of items related to a methamphetamine lab, Mathis wrote in an incident report. While Mathis was watching, the vehicle made two U-turns and at one point suddenly pulled to the west shoulder of the road as Mathis was following, the report states. Mathis attempted to make contact with the subject but Bradfords vehicle made yet another U-turn and headed north on County 2297. Mathis and Deputy Nick Hall both pursued Porter with lights and sirens activated, but he did not pull over, the report states. When Porter got to State 22, he drove off the road without slowing or stopping and eventually headed east on State 22, at times at speeds up to 85 mph, according to the Gulf County Sheriffs Of ce. During the pursuit, Porter threw what appeared to be bags of trash out of his window, Mathis wrote. At one point Porter slowed to speeds of 30 to 50 miles per hour but kept changing lanes erratically in an attempt to avoid Gulf County deputies who were trying to box him in, Mathis wrote. Eventually, based on the subjects actions, as well as the fact that other traf c was in front of us, approaching, Mathis decided to use the PIT maneuver, once Porter had turned onto State 71 and turned his headlights off before accelerating to 80 mph, Gulf County Sheriff Joe Nugent said. Mathis, using the front passenger side bumper of his 2004 Dodge Durango, made contact with the left rear bumper of Porters van, causing the van to spin 180 degrees onto the east shoulder of State 71, near the Lower Dalkeith road, Mathis wrote. During an interview, Porter told Mathis that he has been using methamphetamine for about two or three days. When asked why he would not stop he said that aliens with big lights were chasing him, Nugent said. Star News Editor Tim Croft contributed to this story. High speed chase in Bay County ends in arrest The two faces of meth. One is Porters drivers license picture taken in August 2011. The second is last weeks booking photo. Star Staff ReportFour men were arrested last week after the theft of a truck in Overstreet. The four were arrested after three were apprehended towing the vehicle to a recycling business in Dothan, Ala. The incident began last week when a resident of Overstreet returned home to nd his sons 1987 Toyota truck missing from the yard. A Gulf County Sheriffs deputy responded and while interviewing neighbors one indicated they saw the truck being towed by a two-ton full-size truck earlier in the day. The sheriffs of ce issued a BOLO last week and the truck was located being towed by the same vehicle in Washington County. The Washington County Sheriffs Of ce arrested Mark William Hardrick, 41, Steven Hardrick, 35, and Reginal T. Hardrick, 33, on charges of grand theft. During an interview, the suspects said they were taking the truck to a metal recycling location in Dothan and claimed to have gotten the truck from a man in Mexico Beach. Gulf County Sheriffs Of ce investigators located Rodney Claywell, 44, in Mexico Beach. Claywell gave a statement that all four individuals went to the Overstreet location and took the truck. Claywell was also arrested on grand theft auto charges. The Hardrick brothers will be transported to Gulf County after their rst appearance in Washington County court.Star Staff ReportAt 3 p.m. on Feb. 22, a Gulf County Sheriff Deputy pulled over a vehicle driven by Brandon Rouse, 23, for a traf c violation. Shortly after the stop a K-9 unit arrived on scene and K-9 Sibal did a free air sniff around the vehicle and alerted for the presence of illegal narcotics. During a search of the vehicle, marijuana, crack cocaine and powdered cocaine were located. Brandon Rouse along with two passengers in the vehicle were arrested and charged with various narcotics offenses including possession of crack cocaine, possession of cocaine, and possession of marijuana. The passengers were Robert Rouse, 27, who was released for the Department of Corrections in January of this year after serving time for drug offenses, and Henry Hands, 27, who was released from the Department of Corrections in November 2011 after serving time on drug charges. Bond was set at $66,000 for each suspect.Three arrested in drug bust Cash and drugs were seized. BRANDON ROUSE ROBERT ROUSE HENRY HANDS Four arrested in vehicle theft RODNEY CLAYWELL REGINAL HARDRICK MARK HARDRICK

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Coupon Expires: 3-31-12 FREEEYE EXAMCODE: PJ00Darren Payne, M.D.Board Certified Eye Physician and Cataract SurgeonLee Mullis, M.D.Board Certified Eye Physician and Cataract SurgeonTodd Robinson, M.D.Board Certified Eye Physician and Cataract Surgeon By Valerie GarmanStar Staff Writer One resident suggested putting in an Old People at Play sign to slow traffic on Indian Pass Road. Another suggested parking an empty patrol car on the side of the road. In the first town hall meeting at the Indian Pass Raw Bar since the 70s, residents voiced their opinions about a series of issues and upcoming projects facing their small community on Monday night. County Commissioner Warren Yeager led the meeting which covered a series of upcoming traffic and road construction projects as well as increasing law enforcement presence in the area. Im here for you tonight, Yeager said. We wanted to have this town hall meeting for you all; get some ideas from the people who live here and are around here all the time. Yeager said the county will begin an $800,000 road-widening project this summer to widen the road from County 30-E towards Highway 98 in Port St. Joe. The $800,000 worth of funding for the road widening project came from the Florida Department of Transportation. Yeager said he is trying to work with the DOT to secure further funding to also widen Indian Pass Road south towards the county line. The Dead Mans Curve stretch of road has already been widened. The county also plans on putting in striping on Indian Pass Road and reducing the speed limit to 35 through Indian Pass after residents voiced concerns of speeding problems in the area. Its a safety issue to me, Yeager said. Youve got a road thats 20 feet wide and youve got boats coming down to the landing. Theyre going to widen the road and pave the shoulders. Because the funds allotted so far have come from the DOT, there will be no consequence on property taxes, Yeager said. Yeager said the next allotment of money the county gives him will go to widening the road from Indian Pass south, but this is a project that is still a few years out. The project would widen the road by at least two feet on each side. Residents voiced concerns about saving the palm trees in the area that sit close to the road and asked if there was any way to transplant the palms to a new habitat. Yeager relayed that he would do everything in his power to save the palm trees. Residents also showed support for the construction of a bike path on Indian Pass Road, something that many in attendance found more important than widening the road. The bike path is important, one resident said. I dont want to buy a bike down here because I dont feel safe riding it. Yeager said he would like to be able to do both if he could secure funding for the projects. Id love to extend that bike path out on 30E to Indian Pass Road, Yeager said. Yeager said the county also plans on increasing law enforcement patrol time by 40 to 48 hours per week come summer, with more patrol on Friday and Saturday nights. He also suggested organizing more neighborhood watch groups in the area in response to residents concerns with recent breakins and thefts in the area. Enforcement is the key, Yeager said. If youve got something going on down here you need to call the Sheriff.Indian Pass residents voice concerns at town hall meetingIts a safety issue to me. Youve got a road thats 20 feet wide and youve got boats coming down to the landing. Theyre going to widen the road and pave the shoulders. Warren Yeager County Commissioner ......................................... Star Staff ReportAs it does each year, the Port St. Joe Lions Club teamed with the Eye Center of North Florida last week to provide free eye screenings to students at Port St. Joe Elementary School. Each year the Lions Club offers eye exams to assist students in need of assistance in diagnosing or dealing with eye problems. Also participating in the day were Ray Thompson, Wayne Young and Thom Baird.Lions Club offers eye exams

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OpinionA4 | The Star USPS 518-880Published 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 monthsHome delivery subscribers may be charged a higher rate for holiday editons. TO ALL ADVERTISERSIn case of error or omissions in advertisements, the publishers do not hold themselves liable for damage further than the amount received for such advertisement. The spoken word is given scant attention; the printed word is thoughtfully weighed. The spoken word barely asserts; the printed word thoroughly convinces. The spoken word is lost; the printed word remains. Circulation:1-800-345-8688 Thursday, March 1, 2012Like many people, I grew with Mayberry and The Andy Grifth Show. My schedule was arranged so I wouldnt miss it when it came on in the afternoon. With reruns and so many channels to choose from, its still easy to nd The Andy Grifth Show on television today. A friend of mine came to visit from Alabama and he gave me all of the episodes on DVDs; hes a good friend. I still watch it and I recite the lines before the words get out of Andys, Barneys, Opies or Otis mouth. The show takes us to a better place and time; in my case, it lets me be young again. Hal Smith as Otis Campbell Recently, I was watching an episode with Otis Campbell, the beloved town drunk, checking himself into the Mayberry jail as usual. Otis Campbell was played by Hal Smith, who did the voices of many animated characters including Elmer Fudd, Winnie the Pooh and the Smurfs. Andy Grifth once noted in an interview that he never saw Hal Smith drink at all. Knowing that, you have to appreciate his ability to play the town drunk role even more. For the record, we all know that alcoholism is not a laughing matter. As I was watching and laughing and getting to pretend I was little younger, it hit me. I started contemplating, What did Otis do? Yes, Ive watched all of the episodes and I know they referred to him as a glue dipper down at the furniture factory on at least one occasion. I seemed to remember Otis selling shoes maybe I just dreamt that. I do remember Otis being an artist on one of the later color episodes. Warren, the deputy who took Barney Fifes place got Otis into mosaic art, but I dont think he was paid. I do remember Otis proclaiming that he did his best artwork when he was gassed.  Otis did nally stop drinking in the 1986 made for TV movie Return to Mayberrry; he drove Mayberrys ice cream truck. Driving an ice cream truck does appeal to me. Why was I worried about what Otis did? Let me tell you. The day before all of this preoccupation with Otis occupation, I was at the 7-Eleven pumping gas worrying about how the price of gas was continuing to go up. A couple of lanes over, a fellow drove up in one of those little cars that are supposed to get super gas mileage; I think it was a Honda. He was a younger fellow who had on sweatpants, a t-shirt and a ski hat. He was taller than average; I wanted to see how he folded himself in and out of the little car. I yelled over at him, Do you get 40 miles per gallon with your car? The young man yelled back, I average 38, but I have gotten as much as 42. We started talking after I walked over to admire his little car. We discussed the engineering involved in getting better gas mileage, the size of his cars engine and the price of gas. The young man seemed to be intelligent and turned out to be very interesting. He told me the hardest thing for him to gure out was realizing that if you are in hurry, you get less gas mileage. To that, I responded, Well, you shouldnt be in a hurry. The young man then proudly noted, With my job, I cant be in a hurry. Sweatpants, a T-shirt, a ski hat and a job where he cant be in a hurry I had to ask him, so I did, What do you do? With condence, the young man said, Im a professional drinker. Im pretty sure I scratched my head. I wasnt sure what to ask him next. The rst question that popped into my head was, Who do you drink for? (As in what team?) If he were a professional athlete, you would ask him who he played for, it seemed to make sense. I didnt ask that, I still said nothing. Then I thought about the hot dog eating contests on television where they stuff themselves with as many hot dogs as they can eat in a certain amount of time. Did this guy do this? Drink as much as he could in a short amount of time that would be terrible. I thought about it and the best I could come up with was a puzzled look and, You mean to tell me that you get paid to drink? He said, Yes. A reader commented on Januarys story about the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Port of Port St. Joe Port Authority and the St. Joe Company, show me the beef. Consider a portion served. The announcement last week that Eastern Shipbuilding, with operations in Allanton and Panama City, would expand into Gulf County was just the sort of news that the company and Port Authority hoped would spring from their agreement. As Port Authority chairwoman Johanna White said, not only was the MOU beginning to bear fruit quickly, it didnt matter whether Eastern Shipbuilding was leasing St. Joe or Port Authority land, all would benet. That was the idea behind the MOU. Though it might have taken an inordinate time getting to that point, the MOU was a clear indication that both parties had assets to bring to the table and both would benet by mutually working toward a solution for port development. To read the comments from the slew of elected ofcials who weighed in on the Eastern deal from Washington to Tallahassee ofcials raised hosannas a reader might think sliced bread had been invented; and here in Gulf County the announcement was pretty close. That within a year to 18 months an operation would be offering good jobs, high-paying jobs, for potentially hundreds of folks in the area is the kind of lifeline that a community struggling under the weight of roiling economy can grip tightly. Also worth a hurrah is the evident change in direction of The St. Joe Company. There is certainly enlightened selfinterest here. The company, ailing a bit for several years as the real estate market cratered, has a vested asset in that mill site and bulkhead, a political climate shining on ports as job creators and changes in shipping with the expansion of the Panama Canal and emerging markets in this hemisphere for a import and export trade. No surprise that the company, with new leadership and focus, would embrace a partnership with the Port Authority, which brings land and access to grant dollars, to develop the port. About as close as a no-brainer as there is, though previous St. Joe regimes scoffed at the idea. And there is certainly kudos to Eastern Shipbuilding. That this company has not only survived but thrived in todays economy, landed several large contracts that required an expansion despite two existing facilities, is a tribute to the company and the quality vessels which it obviously makes. If they werent quality, those contracts wouldnt be coming in during these difcult times. And lets also offer a shout out to port director Tommy Pitts. Maybe he is not the political animal some would prefer, or as aggressive as some looking from the outside might believe necessary, but throughout a decade of visioning over the port he sometimes seemed the only one in the room who believed in the ports potential. The most refreshing aspect to this endeavor, however, is evidence of a new attitude from St. Joe. That was on full display again on Monday as the Port St. Joe City Commission met in a workshop to consider rezoning the former mill site to clear the way for port development. Several commissioners expressed concerns about various aspects of what was being proposed as a Town Center Planned Unit Development (PUD) was heading toward repeal as the Port Authority sought to place the mill site, the former Arizona Chemical property and the citys Jetty Park within the port planning sector. The most important advantage of being part of the port master plan is that any portion could be eligible for federal or state dollars for port development or improvement. In sharp contrast to nearly a decade of discussions about the port, many of which became contentious amid angry back and forth over vision, there was plenty of give-and-take between commissioners and St. Joe vice president Jorge Gonzalez. Gonzalez expressed sensitivity to what the community had been through in the past just as he did during prior meetings with the Port Authority and for the desires of commissioners to maintain the quality of life that exists with a few jobs thrown in. There was careful and clear conversation, not debate, over future hopes and plans and the potential for the mill site. Concerns were heard and language to address those concerns agreed upon. No one could change history; the future though is a blank slate to be lled in by what appears to be a partnership. That a vice president of St. Joe, now headquartered hours away, would take the time to appear at a workshop due to the concerns and questions of commissioners itself speaks volumes. The MOU, the announcement concerning Eastern Shipbuilding, it all adds to the feeling that maybe indeed this is a new day between St. Joe and the community. Because that community and company dynamic has always seemed akin to the chicken-and-egg debate; the community and its citizens helped build St. Joe into the company it is while the company had much to do with the building of a once-thriving community. Now, after years of separation and bruised feelings, of struggles for the company and the community, the marriage seems back on track and that is a positive development. If the results are anything like they were from the late 1930s to the 1980s, that marriage can be a mutually prosperous one for company and community. And an economic engine for the region will have some of the precious fuel it needs. Lets roll this one over in our heads. Nike comes out with a new, glow-inthe-dark, outer space theme shoe. Riots break out as folks line up to pay $220 for the privilege of being the rst in their neighborhood with this latest and greatest in foot fashion. Diehards camped out all night to discover that the store only had eight pair of the new shoes in stock. Ancestry was questioned by friends and foe alike as they elbowed for track (no pun intended) position. Most of these footwear enthusiasts had not actually seen a pair of the new model, mind you. Nor even a picture! Nike has just about written the book on advertising and marketing for this latest generation. Police, naturally, were called out to restore order. Seems perfectly normal to me. Listen, you cant beat the just right shoe for the just right occasion! I remember those black loafers with the white lightening bolts down the sides that Leon wore to his senior prom. I aint actually sure who his date was. I dont remember the color of his suit. I cant recall if he wore one of those extra thin belts with the ever popular double buckle, but I can distinctly see to this day the rise and fall of the white ashes as he ambled out to the car. They were the best looking shoes Id ever seen. As the second brother in line, I knew they would eventually enter the hand-me-down pipeline. I yelled after him to take good care of those shoes. Dont step in anything, Dont getem wet, and for goodness sakes, Dont loose one of them! If you knew anything about Leon, youd understand my fears. My rst conscious thought of any kind of footwear were those dreaded Buster Brown Sunday goto-meeting shoes. They were designed by a former concrete worker. They didnt bend; they didnt breathe with your foot; they didnt give. There was no such thing as breaking them in. Our only respite was them six days God gave us between each Sunday. It took that long to get the circulation back in your toes and for the blisters to scab over. Where were those Nike people when a kid really needed them! The rst shoe I took note of and coveted in my little heart was a pair of baseball cleats. It was more than a tad embarrassing to be one of the few kids in Little League to step up to home plate wearing tennis shoes. Dad drove a truck for a living. Mom stayed home and raised three children, which when you throw Leon in the mix, might have been the most challenging and demanding work since Cain put his shoulder to the plow. Money was scarce. I complained and griped and moaned but truly understood baseball cleats was way down on the need order at our house in the early 50s. Mom, without a word to anyone, took to selling Avon on the side. I had me a brand new pair of Wilson Professional baseball spikes within a week. You cant believe the number of times I stepped out of the batters box and knocked the dirt off my cleats. I wipedem down with Neatsfoot oil after every wearing. I carefully placed them under my bed between games. I loved those shoes. Let me turn aside here for just a second. Ive enjoyed the privilege of wearing probably 50 pairs of baseball shoes over the years. I have had teams buy them for me. Ive had sporting goods salesmen to give them to me. Ive had shoe companies send me samples. Ive worn and lost and given away countless baseball shoes in my lifetime ... but I have never forgotten the love and sacrice Mother poured into that very rst pair! The penny loafer was the deal by the time I got to junior high. I spent some of the hard earned money I made picking up trash down at the swimming pool on a brown pair. Put my penny on tails just to be different and rolled my jeans up an extra notch so a blind man couldnt miss how footwear savvy I was. I strolled into English that rst day back in school like I owned the world. Susie Cozart came over to say hello. LaRenda Bradeld asked me how my summer went. Cynthia Wheat reminded me that I hadnt been over in a while to see her. Ruth Ann Wiley asked if I would help her with math and we hadnt even gotten to that class yet ... You just cant under estimate the importance of a good pair of shoes! Chuck Taylors Converse All Stars ruled the basketball courts back then. I dont remember exactly when the low cut Oxford black model was introduced. I know we didnt camp out all night or stand in line to buy them. No police were called out. But I got a pair fairly early in my basketball career. Im telling you, I could jump a little higher, run a little faster and those shoes emitted that perfect squeak when I stopped or turned quickly that made you sound like a basketball player, whether you actually were or not! I have known some great shoes in my day. And some others that Id just as soon forget. But each bring a memory and a reection of a certain time and place. I may not relate to standing night watch and calling out the riot squad to purchase footwear, but I certainly dont begrudge those glow-in-the-dark outer space sneaker seekers of today. Let them have their f un. By the time I got to my senior prom lightening bolts were out. Bass Weejuns were in. Son of a gun! Id been holding the wrong pair of shoes for years. It will be the same with these new Nikes, but dont tell this generation. Let them gure it out like we had to do! Respectfully, Kes HUNKER DOWNKesley Colbert TIM CROFtTStar news editor CRaANKS MY t TRaACtTORBN HeardWe didnt line up for Buster Brown A brighter Eastern skyWhat did Otis do?See CC RaANKS A5 Keyboard KKLATTERINERINGSS

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Finding comfort in painDear Editor: Recently many in the community mourned the loss of two young people, Canda Borden and Kyle Kennedy. Im sure that the outpouring of support from family and friends in the community and from other areas has proved to support these families during this time of grief. When tragedies occur, either in the local area or in another part of the world, it is common to hear the expression, It was Gods will. Many say this to bring some type of comfort to those that have been adversely affected by an event. To be honest, it is dif cult to try and comfort someone who is or has suffered greatly. Thus, people are moved to say and do what they can to bring some relief to those that need encouragement and comfort. However, when events happen that cause people much pain including death, whether that be due to natural disasters, war, illness, etc., is this truly the will of God? In other words, is God really responsible for the suffering that results when tragic events happen and lives are lost? Well, many in this community believe that the Bible is Gods Word. Thus, what does the Bible teach regarding this matter? When it comes to human suffering, the Bible helps us to understand certain important aspects about Gods personality. Consider just three: First, when humans suffer because of whatever reason, God feels compassion for people. When people were suffering in the past because of many reasons, the Bible states God, In all their af iction [or suffering] He was af icted. (Isaiah 63:9) God does not look upon human suffering with indifference but it actually bothers him to see people suffer. Second, the Bible states that God is Love. (1 John 4:8) Everything that God does is governed by love. Consequently, God is not responsible for the suffering in this world. If a decent person is repulsed by the idea of performing an action that would cause someone else to suffer, how much more so would God nd that idea even more appalling? Third, the Bible helps us understand that God is merciful and gracious abundant in goodness. (Exodus 34) The word mercy as used in the Bible means not only having warm sympathy and pity for a person who have suffered but someone is moved to help the suffering person. The Hebrew root word for gracious conveys the idea of someone who desires to help a person from the heart because he sees a person in need. The Theological Dictionary of the Old Testament states that the word translated goodness in the King James Version includes intervention on behalf of someone suffering misfortune or distress. Thus, not only is God hurt when he sees humans suffer, but because of his mercy, graciousness and goodness, he offers help now and will end all human suffering in the future. So, then, why do people suffer? Basically, this fall into three categories: The rst, random events. In the Bible, a tower fell on 18 people and killed them. Referring to what happened, Jesus asked, Do you think they were more guilty than anyone else who lived in Jerusalem? Certainly not. (Luke 13:4, 5) Jesus knew that God did not punish these people or take them by causing the tower to collapse on them resulting in their deaths. He knew this important truth, time and unforeseen occurrence befall them all. (Ecclesiastes 9:11) A person can suffer because he can be at the wrong place at the wrong time or he can be the victim of human error. For example, if a person was to ignore warnings and buildings are poorly constructed, when a severe storm comes and causes much destruction, this has nothing to do with God. The second deals with personal choice. Galatians 6:7 states, Whatever a man is sowing, this he will also reap. So, for example, a person chooses to make unwise decisions say squanders his money will have to deal with the results of those choices. We also may have to deal with the bad decisions of others. A person who becomes a victim of crime is suffering because of what another person, not God, did to him. Thirdly, consider the ruler of the world. The Bible teaches that the whole world is lying in the power of the wicked one. (1 John 5:19) Three times Jesus called Satan the Devil the ruler of this world. (John 12:31, 14:30, 16:11) This helps us to understand why so many horrible things happen today. Is it not comforting to know that when tragedies strike, which result in pain and suffering to many, that God is not responsible for such events? Consider, also, this nal scripture: James 1:13 reads, With evil things God cannot be tried nor does he himself try anyone. God is never the source of the suffering humans face. While everyone has to deal with some form of suffering in their life, they can be sure that God never causes or wills such things. On the contrary, God promises, by means of Jesus Christ, to remove all the suffering that we deal with including destroying Satan, a major source of this worlds problems. Dwayne PiergiovanniPort St. Joe Then I asked, Are you a wine taster? The young man told me he was not, but that he had visited over 100 wineries. I felt like I was on the old game show, Whats My Line? Finally I asked him, Just who pays you to drink? The young man explained to me that he worked at the microbrewery down the road. It made a little more sense, but of course I needed to know if his job was to just sit down there and drink beer all day. The young fellow in the sweatpants, T-shirt and ski hat was the Director of Drinking Operations for the brewery. I told him that he had an impressive title and he explained to me some of the things that he did. I thought about Otis Campbell, who was also a professional drinker. Maybe that is what Otis did. Life can be interesting if you let it be. I dont write about Andy Grif th all the time, I just write about what I nd interesting. Find more stories at www.CranksMyTractor. com. CRANKS from page A4 Thursday, March 1, 2012 LettersA5 | The Star Send your letters to : LETTERS TO THE EDITOR P.O. Box 308 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 Fax: 850-227-7212 Email: tcroft@star .comComments from our readers in the form of letters to the editor or a guest column are solicited and encouraged. A newspapers editorial page should be a forum where differing ideas and opinions are exchanged. All letters and guest columns must be signed and should include the address and phone number of the author. The street address and phone number are for veri cation and will not be published. Letters must be in good taste and The Star reserves the right to edit letters for correctness and style. SHARE YOUR OPINIONS By Keith L. Jones, CPATwo federal tax credits may help you offset the costs of higher education for yourself or your dependents. These are the American Opportunity Credit and the Lifetime Learning Credit. To qualify for either credit, you must pay postsecondary tuition and fees for yourself, your spouse or your dependent. The credit may be claimed by either the parent or the student, but not both. If the student was claimed as a dependent, the student cannot le for the credit. You may claim only one of the credits for each student in a single tax year. You cannot claim the American Opportunity Credit to pay for part of your daughters tuition charges and then claim the Lifetime Learning Credit for $2,000 more of her school costs. If you pay college expenses for two or more students in the same year, you can choose to take credits on a per-student, per-year basis. You can claim the American Opportunity Credit for your sophomore daughter and the Lifetime Learning Credit for your spouses graduate school tuition. Key facts about these valuable credits: 1. The American Opportunity Credit Credit of up to $2,500 per eligible student. It is available for the rst four years of postsecondary education. Forty percent of the credit is refundable, which means that you may be able to receive up to $1,000, even if you owe no taxes. The student must be pursuing an undergraduate degree or other recognized educational credential. The student must be enrolled at least half time for at least one academic period. Quali ed expenses include tuition and fees, coursed related books supplies and equipment. The full credit is generally available to eligible taxpayers whose modi ed adjusted gross income is less than $80,000 or $160,000 for married couples ling a joint return. 2. Lifetime Learning Credit The credit can be up to $2,000 per eligible student. It is available for all years of postsecondary education and for courses to acquire or improve job skills. The maximum credited is limited to the amount of tax you must pay on your return. The student does not need to be pursuing a degree or other recognized education credential. Quali ed expenses include tuition and fees, course related books, supplies and equipment. The full credit is generally available to eligible taxpayers whose modi ed adjusted gross income is less than $60,000 or $120,000 for married couples ling a joint return. If you dont qualify for these education credits, you may qualify for the tuition and fees deduction, which can reduce the amount of your income subject to tax by up to $4,000. However, you cannot claim the tuition and fees tax deduction in the same year that you claim the American Opportunity Tax Credit or the Lifetime Learning Credit. You must choose to either take the credit or the deduction and should consider which is more bene cial. For more information, contact a Certi ed Public Accountant. CPAs are who Americans count on to provide them with sound tax and nancial advice. Keith can be contacted at keith@keithjonescpa. com. Education tax credits help pay higher education costs By Jessica Edmondson The good news this year is that youve got a couple of extra days. Rather than ling your taxes by April 15, the IRS tax ling deadline is Tuesday, April 17, 2012. But thats not the only change. Before ling your taxes, AARP has a few tips that older taxpayers may be able to use to cut taxes and to gain a bigger refund. Tax tips for older taxpayers: If you turned 65 before Jan 1, 2012, youre eligible to take a higher than normal standard deduction: Single $7,250; married $13,900; head of household $9,950; qualifying widow/widower $12,750. If your adjusted gross income, untaxed interest and half your Social Security bene t add up to less than $25,000 ($32,000 if married and ling jointly or qualifying widow), youll pay no taxes on your Social Security income. If youre in a tax bracket of 15 percent or lower, youll pay no federal taxes on long-term capital gains you racked up during the year. If you work while paying a home health aide to take care of your spouse or dependent, you may be able to claim a credit of up to $3,000 in dependent (or spouse) care expenses. If you pay all or some of your parents medical bills, you can deduct those as health care expenses. If you contributed after-tax income to your retirement account, a percentage of your annual distribution may be tax-free. If your stay at an assisted living facility or nursing home is related to medical care, you may be able to deduct the cost. If you bought hearing aids and batteries, arti cial teeth and prescription drugs, you may be able to deduct some of the medical expenses. Tax tips for 50-plus taxpayers

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LocalA6 | The Star Thursday, March 1, 2012 IT IS OUR PLEASURETO WELCOMEDr. Eugene Charbonneau Dana Whaley, ARNP And Susan Hardin, ARNPTO WEEMS MEDICAL CENTER EAST Beginning MARCH 1, 2012Primary Care and Urgent Care110 NE 5TH STREET CARRABELLE, FL 850-697-2345 NEWLY RENOVATED NEWLY RE N NEWLY RE N NEWLY RE NEWLY RE NEWLY RE 719 Hwy 98, Mexico Beach (850) 648-8207OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK 11AM-CLOSEOPENINGONMARCH 3RDDJ & BAND MARCH 9THTHE ALL YOU CAN EATBREAKFASTSATURDAY & SUNDAY 8:00 A.M. The critical budget drainage from several areas will continue until comprehensively addressed. They include: The land ll. The land ll loses hundreds of thousands of dollars each year and, according to Danford, brings in an annual average of one-third what is needed to make the operation break even. Danford, who as part of his duties oversees the land ll, said he has aging equipment that must be upgraded or replaced. He said he opposed using the Secondary Bridge Fund for any other purpose that addressing the needs of the countys 37 bridges and suggested, given the time expended by his work crews in county parks, that the Tourist Development Council might kick in some funding for park maintenance. Danford said he has had to borrow employees from other departments for Public Works tasks and that, after having his budget slashed by $600,000, Public Works and its needs compared to available funds is reaching crisis stage. We are in dire straits, Danford said. If the rest of the county (departments) look like Public Works, you are not going to have much cash to carry forward. EMS billing issues. This past year, the county outsourced billing and collection of EMS bills, but Clerk of Courts Becky Norris and EMS director Houston Whiteld both spoke of ongoing issues with the company. Norris said it was nearly impossible for her of ce to get a full nancial picture of EMS because the lack of proper paperwork and timeliness in action by the company. Whit eld said invoices could not be reconciled. I dont know where the money is going and what were getting, McDaniel said. This is critical because EMS is already an operation that runs a de cit. Also discussed was what coverage would be provided to Mexico Beach in the future too many such runs end being reimbursed to Bay County, Whit eld noted and assessing some sort of fee for those who call for an ambulance but either refuse to go or the situation was not urgent. Equipment. The county, more than one department head said, is facing critical problems with aging equipment in the next few years. Danford noted he had equipment that needed repair but did not have the funds. Collinsworth has a county truck with over 200,000 miles. Colbert and Sheriff Joe Nugent both noted aging computer software in their of ces. None of those items, nor a number more mentioned during the meeting, are small ticket. Deputy administrator Michael Hammond said ve or so years ago when times were good the county had a good system for replacing aging equipment; after four years of cost cutting that system is gone, he said. Gas. With the price of gas seeming to rise by the day, the effect on many departments adds up. The Sheriffs Of ce, Public Works, Mosquito Control, EMS, volunteer re departments and the Building Department have vehicles on the road nearly all day, and in some cases night, and if gas gets much higher, Nugent said, there will be severe impacts. We are probably okay with the price right now, but if it gets up to $5 a gallon, were all going to be in trouble, Nugent said. Munis. More than one department head discussed ongoing problems with the countys Munis system, an electronic system for a host of functions from work orders to payroll. County administrator Don Butler said the payroll aspect was awed. In general, the opinion at the table was that the system was not user-friendly and did not function as anticipated by the county, especially a work order system the county commission has discussed for seven or eight years, Nugent said. In addition, Norris spoke of her need for one more employee given the growing workload and cutbacks she had to make in recent years; department heads were asked to consider the effect of a 1 percent raise for employees; the countys contribution to the library system could be cut without affecting state funding; cutting by 20 percent funding to the Chamber of Commerce/Economic Development Council; the trimming of voting precincts; and consideration of moving to direct deposit, no paper, for payroll. Looming over the discussion were statements made near the beginning by Emergency Management Director Marshall Nelson and near the end of the workshop by Nugent: The county was not prepared and did not have the contingency funds for a natural disaster or major storm. The county has been unscathed for two years, Nelson said, but that could change. We have no money set aside for a disaster, Nelson said. If we have a disaster, we could be wiped out. Nugent added later, If we get a storm we will be in a big, big hole. criminal misdemeanors, criminal traf c, civil traf c and all county court civil cases led in Gulf County. In addition, he has been appointed by the 14th Judicial Circuit as an acting circuit judge and is assigned to handle the Circuit Juvenile Delinquency rotation for Gulf County as well as certain civil, criminal and probate matters throughout the 14th Circuit. McFarland is a member of the First United Methodist Church of Port St. Joe, the Conference of County Court Judges, the Florida Bar, Port St. Joe Lions Club and many other organizations and local philanthropies. It has been my privilege to serve the people of my hometown and all of Gulf County as your county judge, McFarland said. I look forward to continuing to serve as your county court judge and appreciate your vote come election time. Judicial elections in Florida are all mandated by law as nonpartisan elections. The primary election for this of ce is scheduled for Aug. 14. There has been a strategic change in direction for that property, Jorge Gonzalez, vice president for the St. Joe Company, said during Mondays workshop. (The rezoning of the mill site) is one of the things on our list we need to do. Gonzalez emphasized the focus was on port and related commercial activity at the mill site. He said entering into an agreement with the Port of Port St. Joe Port Authority with which St. Joe signed a Memorandum of Understanding in January to collaborate on port development was also a critical step. Instead of (developing the port) separately, we want to do it together, Gonzalez said. Port Authority executive director Tommy Pitts said that was one reason the Port Authority proposed to place the rezoned mill site and other St. Joe property along with the former Arizona Chemical donated to the Port Authority into the ports master plan. At the least, that allows the marketing of the entire sector as port property; it also offers state and federal grant opportunities accessible to the Port Authority for improvements to those lands to promote port activity. The Port Authority proposed to include Jetty Park within that planning area. The purpose, Pitts said, was to be able to secure any grants that might be needed for improvements now and in the future at Jetty Park. Pitts said the Port Authority also has been approached by a group, Travel Dynamics International, wishing to make two December 2012 dockings of boutique cruise ships 245 feet or so long vessels with 100-110 passengers at the port, and Jetty Park would provide the ideal location. Pitts said the MOU and new relationship with St. Joe were very young and included provisions for future agreements and for port planning. Including Jetty Park was simply part of that planning given its proximity to mill site acreage. I know the impact that could have, said Commissioner Rex Buzzett. That kind of thing can be bene cial. Buzzett had voiced concern over giving away Jetty Park carte blanche, but Pitts assured commissioners they would have the nal say for any uses at Jetty Park, and including the park in the port master plan was primarily a mechanism to access grant funds to improve the area as needed. Commissioners also expressed concerns about buffering surrounding any activity at the mill site. The southern end of Easterns lease is Howard Road, which travels behind the Port Shopping Center. Commissioners were concerned about activity between Howard Road and Marina Drive, as well as effects on the marina. Commissioner Lorinda Gingell said the city had paid considerable tax dollars to revitalize downtown in anticipation of the Town Center PUD, and the carpet was pulled out from under this town. Constituents, she said, had concerns about a backdrop of smokestacks while shing or looking at St. Joseph Bay from Jetty Park. Gonzalez said St. Joe has a vested interest in maintaining the luster of the Port St. Joe Marina and added that there was no intent to bring heavy industrial activity, which would involve smokestacks, to the site. We view this not as a place for smokestacks, Gonzalez said. We are sensitive to this. The potential (the mill site) has speaks to port-related activity. Commissioners will take up and adopt the ordinance to repeal the Town Center PUD and rezone the mill site property at their meeting Tuesday night. In other business from last weeks regular meeting: City Clerk Jim Anderson was hired as replacement for City Manager Charlie Weston, whose last day with the city is today. Charlotte Pierce will serve as interim city clerk until Andersons replacement is hired. The city audit has been completed, and auditor Jim Vance said it was clean of de ciencies. As recently as last year, the city had ve ndings pertaining to accountability, but those issues largely have been resolved. He suggested commissioners put in writing the policies and procedures undertaken to correct those de ciencies to ensure they are in writing for perpetuity. Its comforting to know we are on the right track, said Mayor Mel Magidson. We dont want to go backwards. This may be the rst clean audit in city history. Gail Alsobrook, executive director of the Port St. Joe Redevelopment Agency, announced she has entered into a contract with the county to serve as interim director of the Tourist Development Council until the county hires a permanent director. Alsobrook will serve as an independent contractor, just as she does with the PSJRA. Both positions are part-time at the moment. BUDGET from page A1 MILL SITE from page A1 McFARLAND from page A1COURTESY OF CHARLOTTE PIERCEJames Hambone Hamilton is given a plaque of recognition by Mayor Mel Magidson. Hamilton recently retired from the city after 15 years of service.

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Special to The StarThe Gulf County Domestic Violence Task Force is gearing up for a busy year in 2012. Several fundraising events are already in the planning stages in an effort to raise money and public awareness for domestic violence victims in Gulf County. These events include a silent auction, a ladies night out, a candlelight vigil and a golf tournament. These events have been very successful in the past as we continue our pledge to support the tenants of our mission. The purpose of the task force is to provide safety and victim assistance along with prevention and public awareness through education and public relations. The mission statement states the GCDVTF will encourage and support all involvement of local government, community agencies and concerned residents as we work together to put an end to domestic violence and sexual assault in Gulf County. We will focus on aid, safety and support of the victims along with public awareness, education and intervention to accomplish this goal. The GCDVTF is comprised of seven board members and numerous volunteers. Outgoing Chairman Georgene Brinkley who will now serve as past chairman, Joanne Freeman continues as secretary and Pam Martin continues as director. New board members include Debbie Ashbrook, chairman and former director, Pat Horst, director, Henry Horst, treasurer, Cathy Rigdon, director, and Joyce Downard, director. The Task Force welcomes the new Board members and the many strengths and talents that they bring to the organization. Pam Martin also has taken a new position as Domestic Violence Court Liaison. She will interface with the officiating judge to ensure the rights and safety of the victim are protected and accountability is placed with the offender, not the victim. As part of our awareness program members of this group spoke to the Gulf County high school students in the HOPE classes taught by Mrs. Rachel Crews in Port St Joe and Coach Dennis Kizziah in Wewahitchka. In addition to making available a rape and sexual violence prevention program presented by members of The Salvation Army throughout the year. The first event is scheduled for the Gulf County Domestic Violence Task Force is May 10 Ladies Night Out held in downtown Port St Joe; details to be publicized soon. Monthly meetings are at 4 p.m. EST on the last Monday of the month in the Law Library of the Court House in Port St. Joe. If you or your business would like to sponsor an event, donate an auction items, ask about volunteer opportunities or need additional information, call the office at 850-229-2901. Visit the website at www.gcdv.org. CAPE SAN BLASSTORYTELLING SHELLS & TALESMARCH 3, 2012 TALES TALES TALES TALES TALES MARCH 3, 2012 SHELLS & SHELLS & SHELLS & SHELLS & SHELLS & SHELLS & TALES TALES TALES TALES TALES SHELLS & SHELLS & SHELLS & SHELLS & SHELLS & SHELLS & TALES TALES TALES TALES SHELLS & SHELLS & SHELLS & SHELLS & TALES TALES TALES TALES TALES TALES SHELLS & SHELLS & TALES TALES SHELLS & SHELLS & SHELLS & SHELLS & SHELLS & SHELLS & TALES TALES TALES SHELLS & SHELLS & SHELLS & TALES TALES TALES SHELLS & SHELLS & SHELLS & SHELLS & TALES TALES TALES SHELLS & SHELLS & TALES TALES SHELLS & SHELLS & SHELLS & SHELLS & SHELLS & SHELLS & TALES TALES TALES TALES SHELLS & SHELLS & TALES TALES TALES SHELLS & SHELLS & SHELLS & SHELLS & TALES TALES TALES For additional information: 850.229.7799www.GulfCountyCCA.comPROCEEDS FROM TICKET SALES BENEFIT:e Gulf County Humane Society; Friends of St.Joseph Bay Buer Preserve; Friends of St. Joseph Peninsula State Park. FEATURING FLORIDA STORYTELLERSPARTIALLY FUNDED BY GULF COUNTY TOURIST DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL Robert C. 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 LocalThe Star| A7Thursday, March 1, 2012SPECIAL TO THE STARBoard members, left to right: Joyce Downard, Cathi Rigdon, Pam Martin, Patricia Mamoran, Debbie Ashbrook. Board Members not pictured: Georgene Brinkley, Pat Horst, Henry Horst and Joanne Freeman.Ending domestic violence in Gulf County Star Staff ReportThe third annual Moving in Memory of Marline 10K, 5K and 1 mile Fun Run is scheduled for Saturday, March 24 at the Marina Civic Center in downtown Panama City. Race day registration will be at 7 a.m., with the 10K and 5K starting at 8 a.m. and the 1 mile run starting at 9:30 a.m. Fees are as follows: 10K: $20, 5K: $15, 1 mile: $10. This is a Relay for Life fundraiser hosted by Because They Matter, formerly TEAM MARLINE. Proceeds will bene t the American Cancer Societys annual Relay for Life event scheduled in Panama City in April. Online race registration is available at Active.com or email Kelly Kirvin at kellykirvin@comcast. net or call 850-381-3291.Moving in Memory of Marline Fun Run set for March

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LocalA8 | The Star Thursday, March 1, 2012Street, now Martin Luther King Blvd., there were a number of locally owned businesses: laundries, service stations, clubs, restaurants, barber shops and groceries. It was a community con ned to itself, where its residents werent welcomed on the other side of the tracks. Osborne recognized local black leaders of that community who helped break down those walls of segregation and pave the road toward integration and acceptance in Port St. Joe. Among those mentioned was Clifford Sims, a local man who came of age during a time of racial con ict in the American South and governmental con ict overseas. He was a man who made the ultimate sacri ce to save the lives of his men and commander while serving as a Delta Raider in Vietnam. Learning about black history in our own community is very important, Osborne said. It all starts right here at home. Osborne, who was the guest speaker at the event, is a 1978 graduate of Port St. Joe High School, spent 20 years serving in the U.S. Army and is the CEO of his own IT consulting rm. I wanted to focus on African Americans in our own community, right here in Port St. Joe, Osborne said. The people of the past laid some serious groundwork. Pastor James Wiley of the Oak Grove Assembly of God also looked back on the divided Port St. Joe of the past and reminded students that though history is a great template, we must also anticipate the future. He re ected on a time when there was a sharp division between the black and white communities of Port St. Joe. It was something that came as quite a shock to Wiley, who moved around frequently as a child and had lived in more tolerant areas of the country. I realized there was something ugly hidden beneath this serene community, Wiley said. There was a time when you didnt cross those railroad tracks (that divided North and South Port St. Joe). Since then the barriers have been pattered by the truth that all men are created equal, Wiley said. The railroad tracks that once sharply divided our beautiful city have nally been removed. A presentation by PSJHS student Reginald Smith honored the black leaders of the civil rights movement who were pivotal in shattering the barricades of segregation across the country. At the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, he changed the world. Martin Luther King Jr.s I Have a Dream speech echoed in the PSJHS gymnasium as the faces of the countrys black leaders danced across the projection screen: Langston Hughes, Eugene Bullard, Suzie King Taylor, Louis Armstrong, Rosa Parks, Jesse Jackson, Malcolm X, Condoleezza Rice, Maya Angelou, Oprah Winfrey and Barack Obama. During the program, retired PSJHS teacher Rodney Herring also honored the memory of Charles Osborne, a former coworker of his at PSJHS and the father of guest speaker Stephen Osborne. Charlie Osborne followed his heart, Herring said. He went to Korea at a time when the armed forces were still segregated. Herring said Osborne was proud to serve in the chosen reservoir, often called the Frozen Chosen by the media because their supplies were limited. He recognized him for being an innovator, the point of the technology sphere during his time at PSJHS. Osbornes classroom teaching career spanned from 1957 to 1996. Herring remembers Osbornes picture of retirement, when he would spend his days surf shing on the Cape. He was diagnosed with terminal cancer shortly after his retirement. I think he would say to you today if he could, live life to the fullest because you never know, Herring said to his student audience. 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LocalThe Star| A9Thursday, March 1, 2012Star Staff Report Madison County businessman, Mike Williams, has announced that he will seek the Republican nomination to represent 10 North Florida counties in the Florida House of Representatives, District 7 seat. Williams is a 53-yearold, 5th generation North Floridian and has been involved in business and community service all of his adult life. He has deep roots in agriculture and lives on the farm where he grew up. With 30 years of business experience, Williams is currently an Investment Advisor Representative with North Florida Financial Corporation. He serves as Chairman of North Florida Community College Board of Trustees, a member of the North Central Florida Regional Planning Council, and was recently appointed to the Third Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission by the Governor. The people of North Florida deserve a strong conservative voice to represent their interest in the Florida House. Williams said. I look forward to meeting the people of the district and earning their support by sharing my conservative values and principals and demonstrating my commitment to representing their needs and interests. Williams is seeking the Florida House District 7 seat currently held by Marti Coley of Marianna. Coley was drawn out of the district by the redistricting process. The district is now comprised of Gulf, Franklin, Madison, Lafayette, Taylor, Jefferson, Wakulla, Liberty and Calhoun counties and a small portion of Leon County. Mike has been married to his wife, Susan, for 32 years and they have two adult children, a son-inlaw and two grandchildren. Williams is a member and adult Sunday school teacher at Fellowship Baptist Church in Madison. He welcomes your comments, concerns and questions during his campaign. 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JOE, FL (850) 229-3463 SUNDAYCOME & FILL UP YOUR CUP AND WATCH NASCAR SPRINT CUP3:00 PM (EST) FRIDAY LIVE MUSIC BUDDYHAMM8:00 PM UNTIL A A T T A T A A T A URDAY URDAY URDAY URDAY URDAY URDAY THURSDAY THURSDAY THURSDAY THURSDAY THURSDAY THURSDAY THURSDAY THURSDAY THURSDAY THURSDAY THURSDAY THURSDAY THURSDAY THURSDAY S S A A A A A A T T A T A A T A URDAY URDAY URDAY THURSDAY THURSDAY THURSDAY THURSDAY THURSDAY THURSDAY THURSDAY By Valerie GarmanStar Staff Writer Thanks to a local working relationship, two Gulf County Schools are now equipped with new lockers. Work crews at Gulf Forestry camp helped the district purchase twice the amount of lockers by providing the manpower needed for assembly. Theyre pretty laborintensive to assemble and we just dont have the manpower, said Greg Lay eld, maintenance director of Gulf County Schools. It was a good deal. The inmates got to help and it saved us a lot of money. Lay eld said the district was able to purchase twice the lockers for the same amount of money by opting for the cheaper, unassembled lockers. With sixth-graders now at both Gulf County elementary schools, there was a new need for lockers this year. They help us all the time, Lay eld said of the Gulf Forestry Camp inmates. If Ive got something coming up, I can call up the warden and get a crew. They really help us out a lot. Lay eld said the school board had a bid out for assembled lockers before Superintendent Jim Norton was appointed last fall. Norton retracted the bid and requested the board re-bid for cheaper, unassembled lockers. We re-bid and got about twice the lockers for the same amount of money, Lay eld said. Norton said these types of savings, at $10,000 a pop, can amount to big savings for Gulf County taxpayers. Were very appreciative of the inmates for their help, Lay eld said. Williams announces run for State RepresentativeMIKE WILLIAMS Elementary schools receive new lockers Special to The StarGulf Coast Electric Cooperative recently contributed $2,000 to local scholarship funds. The Cooperative contributed $500 to the Bay Education Foundations Take Stock in Children program and the Gulf County Scholarship Program. The Cooperative has also agreed to provide a $250 scholarship to a graduating senior from Altha Public School, Blountstown High School, Chipley High School and Vernon High School. We are proud to assist local students with the expense of furthering their education, said GCEC Manager of Marketing and Member Services Kristin Evans. Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative is part of the Touchstone Energy national alliance of local, consumer-owned electric cooperatives providing high standards of service to customers large and small. Approximately 70 employees serve more than 20,000 meters and 2,500 miles of line in Bay, Calhoun, Gulf, Jackson, Walton and Washington counties and in the municipalities of Wewahitchka, Ebro, Lynn Haven, White City, Fountain and Southport. Gulf Coast Electric gives to scholarships

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E-mail outdoors news to tcroft@ star .com OUTDOORSwww.starfl.comSection Section A Thursday, March 1, 2012 Your Hunting HeadquartersCorner of Marina Drive, Port St. Joe, FL(next to Piggly Wiggly) www.BWOsh.com (next to Piggly Wiggly) www.BWOsh.com Your Hunting Headquarters Corner of Marina Drive, Port St. Joe, FL (next to Piggly Wiggly) www.BWOsh.com Your Hunting Headquarters 5 th Annual March 30-31 ST 2012 HUGE SAVINGS ON THOUSANDS OF FISHING, HUNTING, AND APPAREL ITEMS FACTORY REPS ON HAND PENN TRUCK TOUR SHIMANO PRO TEAM WINCHESTER SEMI SHOW FREE FISHING SEMINARS WITH THE PROS SOME ITEMS UP TO 70% OFF RETAIL PRICE The old deer saying is face into the wind because deer always will have their noses to the wind. That looks good on paper, but it doesnt always work. Last year, I killed a very nice buck that Phil down at Kritter Kreations mounted. I made the comment at the time I was satis ed with this mount and I didnt really care if I ever killed another one. I dont have enough room in my living room for a bunch of dead animals, bucks or otherwise. My son went to Texas and brought back a big one that takes up half the living space, and mine sort of lls out the rest. When I said I didnt really care if I killed another one, someone must have been listening because it looks as if I never will. But I really dont think I was telling the truth. I took off a week the past few days to see if a deer in rut would wander under my climber. I didnt mean for it to literally walk under it, sort of walk off to the side and give me enough time to get ready. I was sort of facing the wind, but not exactly looking into it. The woods to my left were clear and in the spot I was I never had seen a deer come from that direction. I was sort of surprised when I heard something walking with the wind behind me. My peripheral vision should have picked up this animal before it got too close but I was wearing a light piece of cloth to keep mosquitoes out of my face and it blocked the animal from view. By the time I saw him, he was right under me. It was one of the prettiest 10-points I have seen alive. The deer walked directly under my stand and in the process looked directly up at me. I know there are plenty of you deer hunters out there who would say I should have killed that deer. Im here to tell you, I dont think so. If I had blinked an eye, he would have been off in a shot. I noticed his hackles rising on his back, and I knew the jig was up. In a second, he blew out of there like the space shuttle. He ran a zigzag course between pine trees, which made it more than dif cult to get a shot. I hollered at him, but he ran more than 100 yards before he stopped. I popped off a shot and didnt cut a hair. I searched for blood and all the things you look for in that situation. All in all, I would do it over again just to be able to look in that animals eyes and stare at those gorgeous antlers. They were chocolate in color, and it looked as though he had been ghting because the outer edges were white. Like the kid who killed the pig, the memory will remain with me forever.Hooked on Outdoors Outdoor LifeScott Lindseycaptainlindsey@ knology.net PHOTOS BY MIKE CAZALAS | Florida Freedom NewspapersPaul Larrabee of Jacksonville, right, has been bringing his RV to the track for a couple of decades. Hes joined on this trip by his friend Jerry Taylor, left, and Karen Jo Taylor. At right, its Florida, so amingos are never out of place. Below, RVs just outside the track dont have a view of the racing, but they are close enough to the edge of the track to hear it.Daytona a haven for RV loversBy MIKE CAZALASFlorida Freedom Newspapers The great outdoors might not be for everyone, but when the great outdoors is that area outside the Great American Race at Daytona International Speedway youll nd some of the most avid RV enthusiasts in the country. Its not camping, Paul Larrabee, 60, said as he sat on an orange cushion on a black collapsible chair bearing the No. 3 of Dale Earnhardt which sat on a trailer along with a matching wicker loveseat, wicker chair and a table outside his RV. Its a lifestyle. The trailer is to haul Larrabees American Iron Horse Texas Chopper. He left the Harley-Davidson at home. Traveling to Daytona has been part of Larrabees lifestyle for almost 30 years, and for the past 20 years that has included traveling in an RV and renting a space on the grounds outside the track. A spot can be had for $575, and its a popular choice Larrabee knows many of his neighbors since they all end up in the same spot twice a year when NASCAR comes to Daytona. Once you get a spot, you have rst rights to rent it for the next race, and people dont give that up too easily. Because once a spot is claimed, the owner is freed from the hassles facing tens of thousands of fans trying to get to and from the track each day during race weeks. Entering the grounds of Daytona the RVs spread out before your eyes like misplaced train cars that were once in a perfect alignment but were slightly shaken and left slightly askew. Theres symmetry to it, an alignment that comes off as orderly to the passerby but which would drive an engineer crazy. Some RVs, such as Larrabees, though still perfectly serviceable, might have seen better days he paid $65,000 for it a couple of decades ago. It doesnt stand out as being faulty or in ill-repair; its just across the street from a Fleetwood that cost about $150,000. And they go up from there, he said. Only a few RVs away, Melody Hoffman of Greencove Springs sat with her parents on collapsible chairs with only a large checkeredag-designed rug separating them from her Coachmen Sport Coach, which set her back about $130,000 when she bought it eight years ago. Is it worth it? Absolutely it was, Hoffmann, 58, said. Its just so great meeting all these different people. We people watch, and everyone stops by to say hello, its just so friendly. Hoffmann wasnt a race fan nine years ago. I had never been to a race in my life, and I was invited to come here eight years ago, she said. That was in February and we bought the RV in March, and weve been here ever since. Hoffmann even offered a tour of the RV while explaining the bene ts and comforts of traveling that way, whether its to a race or any location. There was plenty of room, the air conditioning was a relief and an array of fruits, waters and wine lined the counter. When you just go by car, you park wherever youre going and you dont get the full experience, she said. We get to sit here, watch and talk, and theres just something exciting about it when the cars are roaring around out there whether its a practice or a truck race or whatever. Those who have been around longer, such as Larrabee, describe the RV area outside the track as its own community, even carrying different standards than the RV city that goes for a much higher price in the in eld. No one locks their doors out here, we watch out for each other, Larrabee said. The camaraderie in our section is real, its almost always the same people. In the in eld, it can turn into a party that doesnt end until the wee hours of the morning. That doesnt mean its sedate outside the track, a point driven home by his consumption of large quantities of energy drink Friday morning. It was a rough night, he said. We gured wed just blow it out and get it over with, but we start rolling the carpet up about 11 p.m. In there, he continued, his head leaning toward the in eld, they keep going until 3 or 4 in the morning. They can have it. Florida Freedom Newspapers Paul Larrabee of Jacksonville, right, has been bringing his RV to the track for a couple Paul Larrabee of Jacksonville, right, has been bringing his RV to the track for a couple of decades. Hes joined on this trip by his friend Jerry Taylor, left, and Karen Jo Taylor. RVs just outside parents on collapsible chairs with only a large checkeredsomething exciting about LIFESTYLEITS NOT CAMPING; ITS A Page 10 Freshwater InshoreRed sh are being caught in the I.C.W. canal on live shrimp and D.O.A. lures, but not much to talk about on trout this week. Whiting are still biting pretty good in the surf and at Cape San Blas and at Indian Pass. The sea wall at the St. Joe marina has had mixed reports of red sh, Spanish mackerel, and a few big bull red sh lately. Last week was a bad week on the Forgotten Coast. Strong winds and rain kept most anglers off the water. We have great shing conditions for this week. Good reports from Lake Wimico of Bass and cat sh now with the rising water. SPONSORED BY

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Star Staff ReportThe Lady Gators suffered two losses last week but nished the week on an up note after beating Cottondale to nish the week 4-3. The teams were knotted at 2-2 after seven regulation innings, forcing extra innings. In the top of the eighth, Cottondale loaded the bases with two out before pitcher Jessica Smith registered a strikeout to end the inning. Sam Hoover reached base after Smith singled in the Wewahitchka half of the inning. Tori Lanter walked and a single by Tara Walding led to Smith being tagged at the plate. Following a Star Staff ReportIt was three up, three down for Wewahitchka High School baseball last week. The Gators beat Aucilla Christian on the road, downed Port St. Joe at home and beat Ponce de Leon at home to complete an undefeated week. The Gators beat Aucilla 9-7 on Feb. 21 as Heath Bailey led the attack with two doubles, an RBI and three runs-scored. Justin Flowers had a double, single and drove in a run, Cory Walding had two hits and three RBIs and Taylor Husband had a double, single, RBI and a run-scored. On Thursday, Wewahitchka hosted Port St. Joe in a 51 win over its county rival. Bailey pitched seven innings, allowing four hits while striking out ve and walking ve. He was also 1 for 2 with a run-scored. Flowers had two hits and scored a run and Cole Harper had two hits. The Gators pounced on Ponce de Leon for 12 hits in a 7-1 victory. Chris Myrick pitched three-hit ball over seven innings, striking out eight to earn the win. Husband had two doubles, drove in three runs and scored a run; Tyler Whitten had two hits; and Hunter McDaniel was 2 for 2 with a run-scored. The Gators also beat Altha on Tuesday night with a 4-3 victory. By Megan GannonThe following was written by Class of 2011 Port St. Joe High School graduate Megan Gannon about her father, Chuck Gannon. This rst aired on ESPN Radio. Megan, a freshman telecommunications student at the University of Florida, graciously allowed us to share this story. If you have lived in the city of Port Saint Joe or anywhere in the Panhandle for the past 17 years, chances are this name rings a bell: Coach Chuck Gannon. He is one of the most well -known and respected athletic directors and coaches in the Panhandle, and probably in the state, as he has 30-plus years of experience to prove it. Now, for most people, current and former players included, when they hear his name, they shiver, tremble, and get a little intimidated; however, they also feel an enormous level of respect. But for me, it just brings a big smile to my face, because this man happens to be my dad. Growing up in East Peoria, Ill., Gannon always enjoyed playing sports and had a natural love for them. His favorite sport throughout high school and even into college was basketball, as he went on to Eureka College on a basketball scholarship. He graduated from Eureka in 1973 with a Bachelors Degree in Physical Education. He stayed in the state of Illinois for six years where he taught and coached at local elementary, middle, and high schools. In 1979, he moved to the Sunshine State and began his career in Citrus County. He stayed in the Central Florida area for 15 years coaching in various counties. While in Marion County at Dunnellon High School, Gannon had the privilege of working under Richard Kennedy. Kennedy and Gannon became very good friends, and Kennedy can be credited with the reason that Coach Gannon moved up to the Panhandle in 1994. Coach Gannon was a pleasure to work with, Kennedy said. He is outstanding, loyal, knowledgeable, dedicated I just dont have enough time to say everything I need to say about him.Kennedy took the job at Liberty County High School, and since there were no positions available at that school, Gannon and his family found themselves at Port Saint Joe High School. Gannon was the assistant football and basketball coach for two years before he accepted the position of athletic director and head football coach in 1996. He retained this position for ve years until John Palmer took over the program. When Palmer arrived in St. Joe, Gannon found himself swimming with a different crowd of students. He was no longer working with high school students, but the complete opposite. Gannon became the new Physical Education teacher at Port St. Joe Elementary School. While he was at the elementary school, he did serve as Defensive Coordinator under John Palmer (or JP as we call him) for seven years, along with being assistant and head baseball coach, and the head basketball coach for a time. Palmer appreciated Gannons direct approach as well as his ery demeanor. He said Gannon has the It factor he knows when to get on someone and when to be complimentary. 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JOE WEWAHITCHKA PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA SP O RTS www.starfl.com APage 11Section A LegendCONTRIBUTED PHOTOChuck and Megan Gannon at Shark Field. Below, Chuck Gannon teaches defense on the practice eld at Port St. Joe High School last fall.Port St. Joe splits weekStar Staff ReportOne win and one loss de ned the week as the Port St. Joe High School baseball team moved to 3-2 on the season. The Tiger Sharks lost at Wewahitchka 51 last Thursday. Jessie Hyman started on the mound and took the loss. Justin Cothran led St. Joe on offense with a pair of hits and he drove in the lone Tiger Shark run. The Tiger Sharks allowed Wewahitchka to score three unearned runs in one inning. Last Friday, Port St. Joe traveled to Graceville and won 8-4. Tyler Worley led Port St. Joe with two hits and two RBIs. Austin Howze (2-1) started on the mound and tossed four innings for the win while Coy Burke nished the last three innings. Port St. Joe is at West Gadsden at 6 p.m. EST Thursday and host Wewahitchka on Friday, with the junior varsity playing at 5 p.m. and the varsity at 7:30 p.m. EST. RETURNSTO PSJTIM CROFT | The StarTiger Sharks are at West Gadsden on Thursday, host Wewa on Friday Wewa baseball enjoys perfect weekLady Tiger Sharks open 3-0Star Staff ReportThe Port St. Joe High School softball is off to a hot start with three wins in the rst games of the regular season. MaKayla Ramsey pitched an eight-inning two-hitter, and drove in the winning run, to beat Bozeman 2-1 on Feb. 21 and scattered eight hits while beating South Walton 7-4 last Friday. Sandwiched between Ramseys wins, Alex Hodge allowed just ve hits in beating county rival Wewahitchka 5-4 on Feb. 23. Against Bozeman, Ramsey struck out eight, walked three and allowed just one run. Hodge had a two-out single in the fourth to score Addison Rice and Ramsey singled in Katie Gardner in the eighth inning with the winning run. Ramsey was 2 for 2 with a double; Hodge 1 for 3; and Gardner and Katie Lacour were each 1 for 4. Ramsey carried a big bat again against Wewahitchka as she was 2 for 3 with three RBIs. Brittnie King had a double, single and drove in two runs. Gardner had a double and single, Christian Laine had two hits and Lacour had a hit and scored three runs. Rice, Hayley Wood and King each scored a run as Port St. Joe fought back from a 4-0 de cit after one inning, scoring two in the third, two more in the fth and the winning run in the bottom of the sixth. Hodge struck out three, walked one and allowed four earned runs, but settled down after the rst inning. Ramsey allowed struck out seven and walked none, allowing four earned runs in the win over South Walton. Wood was 3 for 3 with an RBI; Lacour, Gardner and Kesley Miles each had to hits, Gardner driving in two runs; and Ramsey, King and Hodge each had a hit, Ramsey driving in two. The Lady Tiger Sharks will play in the Tallahassee Timberwolves Classic this weekend.The Lady Tiger Sharks will play in the Tallahassee Timberwolves Classic this weekend See LEGEND A12Star Staff ReportThe 2012 Port St. Joe Junior/Senior High School weightlifting team began its season on Monday, Feb. 27 with a trip to Altha and a sixteam meet that also includes teams from Wewahitchka, Liberty County, Sneads, Blountstown and Altha. The Sharks had three key lifters lost to graduation in Jacobie Chambers, Chris Foxworth, and Chad Clark. Foxworth and Clark both won all six meets in their weight classes last year and quali ed for the state Class 1A weightlifting meet in Kissimmee. Key lifters returning this year are Ramello Zaccarro (183 pounds), Natrone Lee(199), Nick Lewis(169), Joe Love (183), Cory North (169), Bryon Harris (219), Jacobie Jones (219), and Vern Barth (Hwy). Key newcomers are Carter Thacker (154), Marcel Duarte (129), Kaleb Odom (139), Reggie Smith (169), and Riley Burke (Hwy). Coach Tracy Browning said the team also will use some junior high athletes to eld the team and they should help in the building of our program. There is a real excitement around the athletics here at the school and we hope this cares over to the season, Browning said.Mixed week leaves Lady Gators with winning record See LADY GATORS A12 PSJHS WEIGHTLIFTING TEAM

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your dad. Now, 11 years later, Gannon nds himself again roaming the halls of Port St. Joe High School. He is their new Athletic Director and Head Football Coach as well as the weightlifting instructor. He agreed to take on the position, even though he only has two years left until retirement. He accepted the challenge in order to attempt to return PSJ to its former glory after it has seen a slump in the last few years. When it comes to coaching and how Gannon does it, he is very old school. He believes in hard work, and by hard work he means working out in the weight room and pushing yourself to be better, rather than just relying on talent. He believes it helps in all sports. He will tell you over and over again, winning isnt everything. He believes that playing a sport (football in particular) teaches you about life, not just the sport you are playing. His infamous quote: If Im not yelling at you, it means I dont care about you is known and remembered by all players. He never takes full credit for a win, he always gives the praise to the players and assistant coaches; however, he will take the full blame for a loss. One of the best parts of watching him be a coach for so many years is the relationship he has developed with current and former players. For current players, he is always trying to push them to their utmost ability. He is always instilling con dence in these kids and pushing them to work hard and get better. He believes in TEAM and building camaraderie among players. This was evidenced by the Thursday night spaghetti dinners that we hosted at our home for the seniors. These get-togethers always served as a way to show the team that family was important and should be valued even if it was your football family. But as they get older, graduate, and move-on, his relationship with them changes. They enjoy reminiscing about games and practices whenever they get together. They respect him enough to include him in important events in their lives, like weddings and the birth of their children. One former player is now a teacher and coach at PSJHS and credits Gannon with being one of the main reasons he has chosen this profession. Josh Dailey states I have never seen a coach so devoted and so passionate about his job. He goes on to say that he is grateful to have the opportunity to work with the person who got him into coaching in the rst place. As one of his assistants, he expects the same things out of me as he did when I was a player to be dedicated, enforce discipline, and most importantly, help mold young athletes into productive men.Growing up and being a coachs kid de nitely had its ups and downs. Ever since I was 2 years old, my life consisted of Friday nights in the fall spent cheering under the lights, Saturdays watching my dad leave to exchange lm and do laundry, and Sundays knowing he would be at the weekly coaches meetings. And while it was more than just games and meetings, there were also some negatives that came with this lifestyle. I was always known as Coach Gannons daughter and anything I did would get back to him. Also, many times my dad felt guilty because he was always so busy but I would never change anything about it. Having my dad be a coach and teacher for over 30 years has been the most rewarding experience of my life. Whether it was playing around in a hotel room while he was in a coachs clinic, watching two of his best friends get inducted into the FACA Hall of Fame, or just simply watching lms with him at home, I got my love of sports from him and from the lifestyle in which I was brought up. Additionally, I learned valuable life lessons from what I witnessed him teaching his players and the friendships he still has today with Kennedy and JP.My dad is my hero for many different reasons. First, he recognizes my mom as his biggest supporter, cheerleader, and best friend. Second, he beat cancer and walks today as a survivor; third, he sticks to his gunshe doesnt back down but rather, upholds his principles, no matter what. I have learned all of this and so much more from him. He has been an amazing coach not only to all of his players, but to me as well, and he deserves to be recognized for how great he truly is. He is the main reason as to why I want to go into sports broadcasting. I am so proud of everything he has done thus far, what he will continue to do in the future, and most of all, I am so very proud and honored to be known as his daughter. My goal for the future is to make him as proud of me as I am of him, and to continue the legacy that he has created. I am so honored that I got to tell this story not from a journalists point of view, but from a daughters perspective. My dad is deserving of so much recognition for how great of a coach he is; and if my side of the story doesnt convince you, please ask anyone I mentioned in this article and they will gladly tell you the same. His passion, dedication, discipline, and ability to motivate are just some of the many qualities that make him not only a great coach, but an outstanding dad as well. He is the MVP in my life; he always has been and always will be. THURSDAY & FRIDAY NIGHTSPECIALS 6:00 8:30HOURS: 236ReidAve (850) 229.7121SCALLOPS, CRABS, SHRIMP & FISH BURGERS: WITHFF SHRIMPSPECIAL:FF,COLESLAW, OR Above orders served with:FF, BAKEDPOTATO, SALAD AND BREAD **AWARD WINNINGDESSERTS** dbutler@coastalcoverage.com Locally owned and operated Home Business Auto Health Workers Comp COMMERCIAL RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITY ASSOCIATIONMGR. 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Walding and Jaden Rouse led the Lady Gator attack with two hits apiece. Wewahitchka fell 5-4 Feb. 23 at Port St. Joe. Price pitched seven innings to take the loss, walking ve and striking out three. Walding had a triple, single and an RBI; Rouse had a pair of singles and drove in a run; Smith had two singles; and Lanter had two singles and an RBI. The Lady Gators scored four in the rst inning only to see Port St. Joe battle back and win in its nal at-bat. The Lady Gators are at Altha on Friday, host Ponce de Leon at 4 p.m. CST Monday and host Blountstown at 6 p.m. CST March 9. LADY GATORS from page A11

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COMMUNITY www.starfl.com BPage 1Section Thursday, March 1, 2012By Valerie GarmanStar Staff Writer Modern day cowboys bring the cows home on ATVs instead of on horseback. Although the business has changed, Hank Mattson, a modern day Florida Cracker Cowboy at Rockin J Ranch in Central Florida, said it is his mission to preserve the life and times of the Florida Cracker Cowboys of the past. My whole aim, my mission, is for people to realize that cattle farming didnt start out west, Mattson said. Raising cattle as livestock started right here in the state of Florida. Since the cattle business isnt what it used to be, Mattson takes pride in telling stories and writing poems about the historical Florida Cracker Cowboy, the major theme of his storytelling and poetry. Its not as tough as it used to be because now all the properties are fenced, Mattson said. And if weve got any troublemakers, those are the rst ones we sell because the whole herd will follow. I still know how it used to be. My aim is to chronicle and preserve the life and times of the myriad of Florida folks who for over 500 years have been working cattle. Mattson will join storytellers Pat Nease and Robyn Rennick this weekend at a Cape San Blas storytelling event dubbed Shells and Tales. The March 3 event, sponsored by the Coastal Community Association and the Gulf County Tourism Development Council, will start with Kids Tales at Salinas Park on Cape San Blas Road from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET. There will be stories and music, face painting, re engine demonstrations, and free hotdogs and drinks. The grown-up event will aim to prove that stories arent just for kids. There will be a wine and cheese tasting event accompanied PHOTO SPECIAL TO THE STARHank Mattson, a Florida Cracker Cowboy, is one of the three featured storytellers at the Cape San Blas Shells and Tales storytelling event this Saturday. Shells and Tales at Cape San Blas By Tim CroftStar News Editor Bill Lynch owns one of the rst, if not the rst, houses built in Highland View. Lynch also owns about 28 acres of land that slices through the Highland View community. From that land, Bill Lynch provides some of the nest looking fruits and vegetables in the county. I grew up on a farm and I always helped my mother with the garden, Lynch said recently during a stroll through a patch of turnips the size of small volleyballs and waist-high collard greens growing ripe for harvest. We always had a pretty garden. Lynch, who will turn 86 in June, has lost none of his touch. During a stroll with a reporter, Lynch could not help but take a tree branch to provide a better view of the gorgeous and huge Star Staff ReportThe last opportunity until fall to climb the Cape San Blas Lighthouse during a full moon comes next week. The March climb will be the last until October. The sunset and full moon climbs provide breathtaking views of the skies and waters of the Gulf of Mexico. The next full moon climbs will begin at 5 p.m. ET on March 8-9, next Thursday and Friday. Climbers can climb until well whenever the fun stops. Gate opens at 5 p.m. for the sunset climb and you can also climb and watch the moon come out, from the top of the tower. Please wear climbing shoes and bring a jacket (bug spray may be needed also). The cost is $5 for adults. No children may climb after dark. If the weather is cool, there will be a re pit burning so bring a chair and join the fun; dont forget the marshmallows. For more information call Beverly at the Lighthouse Gift Shop at 850-229-1151.By Beverly Mount-DoudsI am a genealogist and historical researcher. I am not a writer though I have published three local history books of our area, and am now the Cape San Blas Lighthouse Lady. My pastime is history, whether it is family or lighthouse history or history of our area. Several days ago Betty McNeill gave me some papers on the Freddie Hencken written by George Core. Those papers were like lighter (wood) to my re. It started a re in me that lead me to locating more ships that might be buried in our waters off the Forgotten Coast. Here is what I have found so far. The rst Freddie Hencken was lost in Feb. 1892 off Gull Shoal, NC. The master saved all the spars and furniture and the Library from the schooner and took them to Bath, Maine and had her rebuilt. When nished she was a threemasted schooner of 500 tons, 146.2 by 12.4 vessel, capable of carrying 250,000 feet of lumber. In September 1912, she hit a hurricane, coming out of the Bahamas, the rough seas smashed her up and tore away part of her sails. Off Cape San Blas, her master ordered the crew to toss the anchor overboard. The winds and tide drove the schooner high and dry upon the beach between Money Bayou and the Cape San Blas Lighthouse. The locals loved to drive their cars out to visit the abandoned vessel; it became a favorite place for lovers to go parking. In 1929 some careless people sat her a re accidently when panicking on her deck. The re spread, destroying the popular attraction. A history of the schooner from the papers pro-Do you know how many ships have sunk off Cape San Blas? Last full moon climb of the seasonSee TALES B6 Ed Wisneski grew this large, 10-pound rutabaga in his garden in Parker. Note the quarter in the photo to show the scale of the rutabaga. Wisneski said he has grown rutabagas even bigger than this one in the past. He also grows other vegetables like turnips, tomatoes and onions in his garden. RUTA-BIG-AGarden party See PHOTO B6 See SHIPS B6 See GARDEN B6My whole aim, my mission, is for people to realize that cattle farming didnt start out west. Raising cattle as livestock started right here in the state of Florida. Hank Mattson .....................................................................................MAIN PHOTO: Purple and white turnips growing side by side, each nearly the size of a small human head.TIM CROFT | The Star

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B2 | The Star Thursday, March 1, 2012 OFTHEWEEKPET St. Joseph Bay Humane Society Star Staff ReportThe Reid Avenue Bunco Babes will hold an afternoon of fun and prizes as they hold their fourth Bunco Tournament for the Port St. Joe Public Library beginning at 2 p.m. CT on Sunday, March 4 at the Fish House Restaurant in Mexico Beach. The cost is $30 per person and that includes a meal. There will also be door prizes, raf es and a silent auction as well as a cash bar during the afternoon. But mostly, there will be Bunco, a game of dice and numbers that has been around since the 1800s, and as Mary Kay Carpenter of the Friends of the Library organization, plenty of camaraderie. All proceeds go to the Friends of the Port St. Joe Public Library to, as Cathy Colbert president said, to embellish, to build upon what the library offers.Star Staff ReportIf you are ready to quit smoking now, a free weekly class/ support group will begin at 5:30 p.m. ET on Thursday, March 15 at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf. Quit Smoking Now is a curriculum developed by ex-smokers for those who want to become ex-smokers. Free nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) is available to all class participants. Register at 1-87QUIT-NOW-6 (1-877848-6696) or contact Brigitta Nuccio at 482-6500 or email her at bnuccio@ bigbendahec.org. The class is sponsored by the Florida AHEC Network and the Florida Department of Health.Special to The StarThe Rotary Club Port St Joe Chapter meets every Thursday for lunch at Sunset Coastal Grill. Next week our speaker will be from ShelterBox. This is a great program designed to aid in disaster relief anywhere in the world. If you are interested in learning more about this program, support of the local Boy Scout chapter or some of the other great programs our local chapter has adopted, please join us.Special to The StarThere will be a regular general meeting of American Legion Post 116 on Saturday, March 10 at 4 p.m. ET. The meeting will be held at Emerson Cooling & Heating, 109 Trade Circle West, Port St. Joe. This will be a general business meeting plus planning for the Good Friday Fish Fry Bene t. Food and refreshments to follow. Eligibility for Membership and Bene ts can be found on the American Legion Website: www.legion.org. We invite all eligible veterans to join our organization. For God and Country.Star Staff ReportIf youre in need of a good laugh, come to St. James Episcopal Churchs Coldewey Hall at 10:30 a.m. ET Saturday. Licensed instructor Alice Caruso will be leading a laughter yoga class free of charge. Everyone is welcome. Created by a physician from Mumbai, laughter yoga pairs traditional yoga breathing patterns with, you guessed it, laughing. The class starts off with simulated laughter, but soon turns into real and contagious laughter. The concept of laughter yoga is based on a scienti c fact that the body cannot differentiate between fake and real laughter. One gets the same physiological and psychological bene ts, according to information from Laughter Yoga International. It is known to reduce stress and medical problems like high blood pressure, hypertension, heart disease and depression.Star Staff ReportThe 2012 St. Joseph Catholic Church Mens Club Chili Cook-Off held on Saturday, Feb. 18 was a huge success. Attendees raved at the quality of each of the contestants chili. They mentioned how hard it was to vote for just one. Thanks to the following contestants for spending their money and time to make this event so successful: Steve Kelly, Sherry and Mary Bowen, Father Phil, Ron Kelly, James and Melissa Victory, Charlotte Maddox, Barbara Conway, Caryn Reid and Kristy and Randy Raf eld. Congratulations to this years champion, Charlotte Maddox. Steve Kelly (last years co-champ) took second place; James and Melissa Victory took third; and Kristy and Randy Raf eld took forth place. A special thank you to the workers and dessert makers who made this possible.Special to The StarWhether you are already a 4-Her or just interested in learning more about 4-H, this is a funlled day to explore what 4-H has to offer you. Youth between the ages of 8 13 (as of September 1, 2011) here is a fun event just for YOU! Join other 4-Hers from around Northwest Florida to make new friends, discover your potential, gain leadership skills, attend interesting workshops and have fun! The workshops being offered this year are Fun with Science, Sun Safety and Sun Bracelets, Fitness Challenge, Parliamentary Procedure, Rocketry, Duct Tape Crafts, and Fun with Facebook. The event is free. Transportation will be provided by the Gulf County Extension Of ce to the Gadsden County, UF North Florida Research & Education Center in Quincy. Contact Gulf County Extension Of ce before Friday, March 9 to register. Registration will be on a rst come, rst served basis. Deadline is Friday, March 9 (call to get registration forms and more information). Call the Gulf County Extension Of ce at 639-3200, 229-2909, or metaylor@u .edu. Woody ornamentals like all other plants need a variety of nutrients for healthy, normal growth. Some of these elements come in the fertilizer you buy and, some may be in the soil around your home. But, how can you tell if a plant is getting the proper food? If any of the elements it needs are missing, youll start seeing de ciency symptoms. Landscape plants simply cant look their best without a balanced diet of essential nutrients. In cases of severe or prolonged de ciencies, they may even die. You probably know that nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium are the major elements plants need. Most of our regular fertilizers contain these three ingredients. But, you may be surprised to learn that plants also need varying amounts of minor elements magnesium, calcium, sulfur, manganese, iron, zinc, molybdenum chlorine, and boron. Most of the nutrient de ciency problems we have with woody ornamental in our landscapes are due, at least partly, to the poor quality of our soil. Throughout most of our state, the soil is sandy and slightly acid, although we do have alkaline sands in some areas, especially along the coast. Because of the large amount of sand in Florida soils, important nutrient elements are easily leached out, that is, water runs down through the soil very quickly and carries plant nutrients with it. When the water moves below the root toone of your plants, so do some of the soil elements your plants depend on for proper nutrition. Floridas soil chemistry is another problem. Often essential elements in the soil are tied up in chemical combinations that make them unavailable to plants. Another factor which can cause a de ciency of one nutrient is having too much of another in the soil. For example, if you add potassium to soil thats low in magnesium, you could make the magnesium de ciency even worse. High levels of one element make it harder for plants to utilize another. Landscape plants need proper amounts of various nutrients for healthy growth. But, if a plant isnt growing well, its almost impossible for most home gardeners to tell which nutrient is absent. Many of the de ciency symptoms that show up on leaves, twigs, and branches can be misleading. For example, several nutrient de ciencies cause leaves to turn yellow. But, it usually takes an expert to recognize the tiny differences among the yellowing patterns. Its these shade differences that must be analyzed to determine which element is in short supply. However, you usually can tell something is causing a nutritional de ciency, by looking for a few easily recognized symptoms the yellow of leaves I just mentioned a plants failure to grow vigorously, even when it has plenty of light and water, sparse foliage, and a lot of dead wood on the plants. These are all general indications of some nutrient de ciency. If such symptoms appear on woody ornamentals in your landscape, follow standard fertilizer recommendations and see if the conditions dont improve. If not, you should seek expert advice as soon as possible; a good source is your County Extension Of ce or local garden centers. For more information contact the Gulf County Extension Service @ 6393200, 229-2909 or visit our website: gulf.ifas.u eduDe ciencies in landscape plants Society ROY LEE CARTERCounty extension director ITS FUN IN THE SUN WITH 4-H WHEELIN AROUND WITH ROTARY Mens Club chili cook-off a success AMERICAN LEGION MEETING Sarah Quaranta, Health Educator Consultant for the Gulf County Health Department, opens a Giant Mr. Gross Mouth model that shows what tobacco use can do to dental hygiene. The health department sponsors the free Quit Smoking Now class with the Florida AHEC Network. QUIT SMOKING NOW The Fish House Restaurant hosted the rst Reid Avenue Bunco Babes Bunco Tournament for the Library nearly two years ago, drawing a packed house. The fourth tournament hosted by the Bunco Babes will be held March 4. BUNCO FOR THE LIBRARY Star Staff ReportPort St. Joe Boy Scout Troop 47 is planning a community-wide yard sale and community expo on Saturday, March 31. The scouts are inviting any local businesses or individuals to participate in the event, which will take place both outside and inside the Boy Scout Hut. Local businesses and charitable organizations are invited to network and showcase their products and services to the community. Residents are invited to participate by reserving a selling space or by donating unwanted goods to be sold. There will be drawings, food, music, and lots of fun! To reserve, expo and yard sale spaces: call 850-528-8196. The Boy Scout Hut is located at 2368 Oak Grove Ave. in Port St. Joe. The Scouts are planning for the event to open with a 7 a.m. auction, then transition to the Expo/Yard Sale. The days activities will culminate at 4 p.m. Proceeds from the event will bene t Boy Scout Troop 47 and their many eld trips and summer camps planned for this summer. PSJ Boy Scouts yard sale to be March 31Try laughter yoga this weekend

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Star Staff ReportFour young writers were handed copies of the countrys most valuable documents, the American Constitution and the Bill of Rights, at an awards ceremony at Sunset Coastal Grill Feb. 22 to honor their accomplishments in the annual Daughters of the American Revolution American History Essay Contest. In handing out the copies, the speaker offered a word of advice for the young patriots: Young people, hold these documents dear. Read them carefully. Be informed with truth. Be grateful for what has been given to you. Honor God and those who have sacri ced for you. Let yourselves be stirred by the responsibility which will soon pass on to you to save our great nation. Pray; be vigilant; be passionate; be bold! First place winners were announced in the American history essay contest with the topic Young America takes a Stand: The War of 1812 and the Christopher Columbus essay contest with the topic Christopher Columbus: In his own time, in history and today. The American History essay contest was open to all fth through eighth graders in Gulf and Franklin Counties and the Christopher Columbus essay contest was open to all area high school students. The rst place winners were Faith Christian School 5th-grader J.J. Laine, FCS 6th-grader Derek Whitehead, FCS 7thgrader James Durham and Wewahitchka High School 10th-grader Danielle Ward. Each essay participant received a certi cate, rst place American history essay winners received a bronze medal, and Ward, the Columbus essay winner, received a book entitled Anchor of Liberty. The winners also received a copy of George Masons essay on the Bill of Rights and Patrick Henrys famous speech. We have the essay contest every year to stir up patriotism in our young people, DAR American History Chair Mazie Stone said. The contest takes place in the fall and the program for the winners is in February. The DAR sponsors the essay contest each year to instill in students a love and respect for this country. DAR hopes students become more enlightened citizens by learning to respect their God-given freedoms and by gaining wisdom, strength of purpose, and vision through those they encounter in their research. 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 School NewsThe Star| B3Thursday, March 1, 2012 PreKindergarten-Eileen Madrid, Kindergarten-Kaylee Schweikert, rst grade-Karalina Knight, second grade-Lily Wockenfuss, third grade-Haley Harriman, fourth grade-Isaac Wockenfuss, fth grade-Jaden Grantland, sixth grade-Shayla Coyle and Colby Quinn. Bus riders of the week: Shayla Coyle and James Smith. Back row, left to right: Raven Daniels, third grade; Anna Kelsoe, fth grade; Erica Edmonson, sixth grade; Melody McLemore, fourth grade;Front row, left to right: Savana Mayhann, kindergarten; Joey Salerno, rst grade; Mary Abner, second grade. Bus riders of the week: Rayanna Penix, Sarah Rhoades, Lily Bageant and Bobby Holt. DAZZLING DOLPHINS STUDENTS OF THE WEEKReserve your PSJHS yearbookBy Marques CutlerGeneral Information Yearbook: This year only happens once. The yearbook is a great way to share the events of the school year with your son or daughter. Dont miss out on everything they have experienced. Reserve your copy while you can. To reserve your copy, visit our school web page at http:// psjhs-gcs.schoolloop. com. Senior ads: The yearbook staff is now offering the opportunity to personalize the yearbook in a very special way with a recognition ad. Space is available to tell your student how proud you are! Regardless of the occasion, your ad provides a great way to recognize a student or event in a special and unique way. To reserve your space, download an ad form and a template from our web page at http:// psjhs-gcs.schoolloop. com or call Mr. Taylor at the school. Senior Slide Show: Mr. Taylor is now accepting baby pictures for the senior slide show. Please turn yours in directly to him in Room 718. Pictures should be in a zip lock bag, if possible, with the students name on the bag in indelible ink. No more than two photos per student for slide show. Digital is the preferred format; however, we do have the ability to scan photographs. March 1 9 a.m. EST Winter Sports/Clubs and Organizations Pictures; 11:50 a.m. Junior Executive Board Meeting March 7 Teacher Appreciation Day by Capital City Bank March 8 11 a.m. EST, Junior Executive Board Meeting Clubs March 2 Jr. High Lunch Room 309, F.C.A. Meeting; March 3 7 p.m. MAO (math) Competition; March 6 10:45 a.m. S.W.A.T meeting Jr. High; 11:50 a.m. National Honor Society Sports March 1 4 p.m. EST, Weightlifting Meet at home; 6 p.m. Baseball varsity only at West Gadsden; March 2 5 p.m. EST, Baseball at home vs. Wewahitchka; 5 p.m. softball Lady Timberwolves North Florida Classic; March 3 10 a.m. softball Lady Timberwolves North Florida Classic; March 5 4 p.m. EST, weightlifting meet at Rutherford; 5 p.m., J.V. Baseball at home vs. Liberty County March 6 5 p.m. EST, baseball at Bozeman; 5 p.m. EST, softball at Marianna March 8 4 p.m. EST, weightlifting meet at Wewahitchka; 5 p.m., J.V. softball at home vs. Bay Haven; 7 p.m. softball, varsity at home vs. Liberty County. Go Sharks! Wild hair day at WES on Dr. Seuss birthdayStar Staff ReportFriday is Dr. Seuss birthday and at Wewahitchka Elementary School they will celebrate in a special way. They call it Wild Hair Day! Teased, colored, twisted in a bun, whatever way students wear their hair Wild Hair Day will be a day of fun. Students are asked to just be creative and see what they can do; try to look like Thing One or Thing Two! Let your hair be wild! Let your hair be free! Wild Hair Day will be fun for you and me. Daughters of the American Revolution honor essay contest winnersThe rst place winners in the Daughters of the American Revolution American history essay contest from left are J.J. Laine, a 5th-grader at Faith Christian School, Derek Whitehead, a 6th-grader at FCS, James Durham, a 7th-grader at FCS, and Danielle Ward, a 10th-grader at Wewahitchka High School. The essay winners and their families. From left are J.J. Laine with parents Julie and Eli Duarte, Derek Whitehead with parents Tony and Charlotte Whitehead, James Durham with mother Patti Durham and Danielle Ward and grandmother Mable Ward. Special to The StarThe K-5, Kindergarten class at Faith Christian School and Mrs. Janice Evans are most grateful to our local Ace Hardware Store, Mark and Kayce Costin, and Boardwalk Realty of NW FL, Rick and Libia Taylor for the donation of two new Dry Eraser Boards for their class. Faith Christian School is a private Christian school teaching K3 through 8th grade. The school has been servicing this community since 1974 and it is because of the generous support from local residents and business that the school continues to provide a distinctive academic experience in a Christian environment to the children of Port St. Joe and the surrounding communities. Faith Christian School believes in customizing each childs learning plan for a setting that best meets the academic needs of that child. Advancement in some subjects and restorative in others, Faith Christian School works hard to meet your child on his or her level and take that child to the next. For more information about the school, visit Faith Christian School, 801 20th St. or by phone 850229-6707 or visit www.faithchristianpsj.net. THE LIONS TALE

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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) SAVE THE DATE SATURDAY, APRIL 21, 2012 HOWARD CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH COVERED DISH & GOSPEL SING WITH NAOMI & THE SEGOS Howard Creek Baptist ChurchA Place of Grace Sunday School...........................9:45 am (EST) Sunday Morning Worship........11:00 am (EST) Wednesday Evening Worship....6:00 pm (EST) This business invites you to visit the church of your choice this week.Thursday, March 1, 2012 Thursday, March 1, 2012 FAITHPage B4 www.starfl.comDon Gilbert Holland, 77, of Highland View, went to be with the Lord on Monday, Feb. 20, 2012. A native of Barbourville, Ky., he was retired from the U.S. Navy after 30 years and had been a resident of Panama City and Highland View for the past seven years. He loved shing, camping and gol ng. He is survived by his loving wife, Joyce Holland; his sister, Frances Blackwell from Huntsville, Ala.; his son, Rusty Holland and wife, Sue, from Concord N.C.; his daughter, Kim Summers Radford and family from Greenback, Tenn.; his son, Danny Summers from Greenback, Tenn.; his stepsons, David Gainous and Billy Gainous and family from Port St. Joe; his stepdaughter, Cheryl House of Elko Nevada and a host of grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Memorial services were at 2 p.m. EST Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012, at the Highland View Church of God with the Rev. Vickie Summers and the Rev. Glenn Davis of ciating. In lieu of owers, donations may be made to the Highland View Church of God, 482 Pompano Street, Port St. Joe, FL 32456. Local services were provided by Comforter Funeral Home Comforter Funeral Home 601 Long Ave. Port Saint Joe, FL 32456 850-227-1818Don Gilbert Holland CARDS OF THANKSThe family of Oscar C. Hammond Sr. wishes to thank those who came, called, sent cards and comforted us with love, delicious food, beautiful owers and plants in remembrance of our loved one, who fought cancer with courage and acceptance, never complaining. He truly was a good man, gentle and caring. To Emerald Coast Hospice, our thanks and gratitude for caring for him so lovingly. He enjoyed Chaplain Tony playing the guitar and singing for him, and Rodger and Sheila, Russ and Annette who cared for him with love and compassion. Thank you, The Hammond and David Rich Families We would like to take this time to thank everyone for the calls, food, prayers, owers and visits during the loss of our daughter, sister, niece and cousin. Perhaps you were not there at all but just thought of us at this tragic time. It all gave us comfort and strength. Also, a special thanks to Bro. Joey Smith and Bro. Nickie Davis and the ladies at Glad Tidings Church for lunch. Heidi will be missed very much by all of us who knew her. God bless each and every one of you. Thanks again, Gifford; Martha and Little Man Wiley, Carmen and Peggy McLemore and Family, and Nancy and Wiley Williams and Family. Wiley Family Hammond Family OBITUARY March 18, 1924 March 1, 2002To my Beloved Mother: Lonely is our home without you, life to me is not the same. The happy hours we once shared, how the memory still, but death has left a vacant place this world will never ll. How dearly I loved you And Prayed you might live, but Jesus called you home, and I had to give. God gave me strength to bear it, and the courage to ght the blow, but what it has meant to lose you, God alone will ever know. Till we meet again my Love Mother, Your Husband Luther and your children, Jafar, Lorenza, Doug, Arzator and family. IN MEMORYRuby Mae Baker Mens Day servicesAnnual Mens Day will be at Philadelphia Primitive Baptist Church on the rst Sunday in March. The event will start at 10 a.m. EST with a church school session and will conclude with a morning worship service at 11 a.m. The Elder Marty Brown of Tallahassee is the guest preacher for the day and is expected to bring a heart stirring message to all in attendance. Pastor Elder Jessie Hawkins extends a special invitation to all men in the community to attend. The church is on Avenue D. Collecting items for needySt. Johns Episcopal Church in Wewahitchka is collecting gently used clothing, household items, furniture, working appliances, etc. These donations will be stored at the church for needy families and for the semi-annual church yard sales with proceeds going to charity. Drop off is at 233 E. Osceola Ave. Call Martha at 639-5924. Leave items on porch if no one is home.Womens Ministry FundraiserThe New Bethel Baptist Womens Ministry will be selling dinners Friday, March 2. On the menu is your choice of fried chicken or hamburger steak, a pea and butterbean medley or cabbage, fried okra, rice and gravy, cornbread and tea. Cost is $7 donation. For more information please contact the New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church at 227-3400. Women of Worship ConferenceNew Bethel Missionary Baptist Church Women of Worship presents Your Destiny is Calling You. The conference will take place in Apalachicola March 10 at 11 a.m. EST with Pastor Valentina Webb and in Port St. Joe the same day at 6 p.m. with Prophetess Patsy Dixon. For more information on the conference, call Sister Bonita Smith at 850-381-6822 or Sister Jennifer Bailey at 850-227-6931. FAITH BRIEFS St. Patricks Day dinner at St. JosephsStar Staff ReportSt. Josephs Catholic Church will host its 8th Annual St. Patricks Day Dinner on Saturday, March 17. Tickets will be $10 for adults and $8 for children 8 years and younger. The dinner will be in the Parish Hall at 202 20th St., Port St. Joe, Fla. There will be two seatings this year, one at 5 p.m. EST and another at 6:30 p.m. Each seating lls up in a hurry so buy your tickets early to get your preferred seating. The traditional menu will consist of brisket, cabbage, potatoes, carrots, onions, fresh bread, dessert and a drink. Entertainment and lots of fun will be at each seating. Take out dinners are available and will be ready for pick up by the side door of the Parish Hall. Just follow the signs. Offered for sale is a pre-cooked whole 3-3 lb. brisket for $20. All orders for a pre-cooked brisket must be made in advance. Call one of the people below to order your pre-cooked brisket. This year, there will be three raf es. You do not need to be present to win. Tickets for the raf e are $1 per ticket or $5 for six tickets. Two raf e ticket winners will win tickets for two to the musical Nashville 9 at the Dixie Theater in Apalachicola. One raf e ticket winner will win a free round of golf for two with a golf cart at St. Josephs Bay Country Club in Port St. Joe. Proceeds from the raf e tickets go to Sacred Heart Hospital and proceeds for the dinner go towards various projects at St. Josephs. For more information or to purchase tickets, call Barb or Dan Van Treese at 227-9837, Sherry Bowen at 229-6827, Ann Jarosz at 229-4531, Charmaine Earley at 227-5343 or call or go by the Church of ce (227-1417) on Mondays or Thursdays.

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LocalThe Star| B5Thursday, March 1, 2012By Valerie GarmanStar Staff Writer Boondocks Restaurant in Windmark Beach was transformed into a tasting room Monday as local restaurant owners and chefs gathered to sample a Taste of the Coast. The U.S. Foods show brought together representatives from major food brands, who prepared food samples using new products like soft shelled crab, shrimp skewers, clams casino and more. We like to bring a small food show to the area every year, said LeeEllen McLean, district manager of U.S. Foods. Very seldom do we get to come over here. For the past two years, the show has been at The Gibson Inn in Apalachicola, but McLean said the show outgrew the small space. We usually try to bring all new ideas for the restaurants, McLean said. We try to bring a lot of new seafood ideas. At this years show, McLean said the company brought new types of sh for restaurant owners and chefs to sample, such as Gulf corvina and trigger sh, and other new seafood products, such as stuffed scallops in the shell, stuffed ounder and baconwrapped scallops. McLean said without support from area restaurants, U.S. Foods would not be where they are today. We love them all and appreciate them, McLean said. Special to The StarGulf Coast Electric Cooperative recently held its annual Washington, D.C., Youth Tour Contest at the Honeyville Community Center in Wewahitchka. Each year, the Cooperative sponsors the contest for high school juniors whose parents or guardians are members of Gulf Coast Electric.Contestants are interviewed by a panel of three judges from the electric cooperative industry and two winners are chosen to travel on an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C., in June, where they join other eleventh-grade students from all over the United States to tour our nations capitol. Local civic organizations and high schools play an important role in the contest, as they nominate the students who vie for the trip. This years contestants were: Alexa Allison, representing Wewahitchka High School; Blake Brannon, representing Deane Bozeman School; Deven Conner, representing the Sand Hills Volunteer Fire Department;; Anthony Gratz, representing the Mossy Pond Volunteer Fire Department; Alana Hearn, representing Vernon High School; Madelynn Lytle, representing Altha Public School; Sarah Catherine Perry, representing A. Crawford Mosley High School; Shannon Pitts, representing the Kinard Volunteer Fire Department; Sean Rice, representing the Wewahitchka Womans Club; Jessica Smith, representing the Wewahitchka Volunteer Fire Department; and Shelby Wood, representing the Wetappo Creek Volunteer Fire Department. This years winners are Alexa Allison and Blake Brannon. Alternate is Sarah Catherine Perry. In addition to the Washington, D.C., trip, Gulf Coast Electric takes all of the students nominated to compete in the contest on a two-day trip to Tallahassee. There they tour various sites in Tallahassee with other eleventh-grade participants representing electric cooperatives across the state. While in Tallahassee, the students participated in a meet and greet before visiting the Challenger Learning Center, where they observed an electromagnetic demonstration and watched an IMAX 3D movie, Hubble. They also observed an actual Supreme Court hearing and participated in a mock session in the Senate Chambers. The students also enjoyed dining at various restaurants and a visit to Fun Station. The Youth Tour Contest is a great opportunity for us to reward local students for being outstanding leaders in their communities, GCEC Manager of Marketing and Member Services Kristin Evans said. The Washington, D.C., Youth Tour Program has been in existence since 1957 when co-ops sent students to Washington, D.C., to work during the summer. By 1964, the program was catching on, and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association began to coordinate the efforts of the co-ops. Since then, thousands of young people have experienced this once-ina-lifetime opportunity to visit our nations capitol and learn about our government. Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative is part of the Touchstone Energy national alliance of local, consumer-owned electric cooperatives providing high standards of service to customers large and small. About 70 employees serve more than 20,000 meters and 2,500 miles of line in Bay, Calhoun, Gulf, Jackson, Walton and Washington counties and in the municipalities of Wewahitchka, Ebro, Lynn Haven, White City, Fountain and Southport. Trades & Services 227-7847 GET YOUR AD INCALL TODAY! 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Youth Tour contest included (from left): Blake Brannon (winner), Shannon Pitts, Sarah Catherine Perry (alternate), Alexa Allison (winner), Madelynn Lytle, Jessica Smith, Deven Conner and Sean Rice.SPECIAL TO THE STAR Food show offers a Taste of the CoastKerigan wins gold for advertisingSpecial to The StarKerigan Marketing Associates Inc., a Port St. Joe-based advertising agency, was awarded two Gold ADDYS and 10 Silver ADDYS in the recent annual competition of the American Advertising Federation. But before the evening was over, Kerigan also was presented with a special Judges Choice award at the Florida State University Holley Academic Center event. A 30-second TV spot titled, Its not what you do for a living, its what you do for a life earned a Gold ADDY and the Judges Choice award. Kerigan produced the spot for Life Management Center of Northwest Florida as part of a new campaign to build awareness of the growing area need for foster parents. The rm also won ADDY Gold in the multimedia campaign for the 15th Annual Florida Scallop & Music Festival based on website design, 30-second radio spot, poster design and billboard. Kerigan received 13 ADDY awards in the Panama City competition, which included agencies in Destin, and was the only winner from Gulf or Franklin counties. Client work awarded ADDYs included Bluewater Outriggers for its new logo design, Bone and Joint Clinic of Baton Rouge for a 30-second television spot, URETEK USA military brochure, Port St. Joe High School Girls Volleyball Dig For a Cure T-shirt and Gulf County Tourism Discovery Guide brochure. A 30-second television spot promoting area shing and completed for a Gulf County and Mexico Beach Tourism partnership also won a silver ADDY. Kerigan garnered the only student award in the competition with a silver ADDY going to Jaclyn Kerigan and Corey Burke, who are summer interns from Port St. Joe High School, for a parasailing video the girls shot and edited for Mexico Beach Tourism. This years awards were special for three reasons, owner Jack Kerigan said. First, because we see the direct impacts of our work; Gulf County Tourism was up 14.8 percent over last year, and nothing is more important to our team than results; (its) also because weve developed our talent locally. In addition to interns including my daughter, our web developers, Bryan Baird and George Kelley are products of Port St. Joe High School. And, nally, because we competed against much larger, out of town rms. Kerigan Marketing Associates Inc is a six-member agency specializing in destination marketing and professional services. All of the winning work, including the TV spots, can be viewed on the companys website at www. keriganmarketing.com. Marketing rm wins 13 ADDY awards in 2012 Panama City district competition. VALERIE GARMAN | The StarColorful desserts were among one of the many foods to sample at the food show. A representative from U.S. foods grills crab cakes at a food show highlighting new products for local restaurants. A U.S. Foods representative answers questions about product samples at the Taste of the Coast food show at Boondocks on Feb. 27.

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LocalB6 | The Star Thursday, March 1, 2012 vided the McNeills by George Core: Bill of Sale Nov. 30, 1914. District Court of US entered into an interlocutory Decree in the matter of the Libel of the Lagoon Company by J.T. McNeill vs. American Schooner Freddie Hencken. On Nov. 30, 1914 a writ of Vendition Exponas was issued by the Court to sell the schooner. The public sale was in Apalachicola and the schooner was sold to J.T. McNeill for $250. On March 2, 1916 J.T. McNeill sold the schooner Freddie Hencken to Gulf States Shipping Company of Mobile, Ala. for $2,750. That certain three-masted schooner named Freddie Hencken formerly hailing from Nagalez, Arizona, now stranded on the gulf beach between Cape San Blas and Indian Pass in Calhoun County, Fla. On Nov. 3, 1917 Gulf States Shipping Company sold the schooner to Beauregard Roberts of Mobile, AL for $2,500 to be paid as follows: $1,000.00 down payment and $1500.00 when schooner is delivered to Port of Repairs. On May 10, 1918 Beauregard Roberts sold on undivided one-half interest in the schooner to Martin Van Heuvel of Mobile, Ala. (the schooner remained stranded on the gulf beach as described). This instrument also describes certain terms wherein Martin Van Heuvel will loan certain funds to Beauregard Roberts to be used in oating said schooner. Beauregard Roberts puts up the following as security for the money received from Heauvel: one-half interest in said schooner; the gasoline launch Gehrilde; and the Schooner Irondale. Other ships that have sunk of the coast between St. Vincent Island and Cape San Blas are: Ann Eliza, Sloop, was bound for St. Andrews Bay from Apalachicola in June 1834 and wrecked off Cape San Blas. An Apalachicola pilot boat picked up the crew and passengers and took them to safety. *Garland, Brig, wrecked off Cape San Blas in 1841, lost of lives and cargo. *Ferdinand VII, Spanish brig, ran aground at Cape San Blas in 1852 during a summer storm; Goods were salvaged and delivered to Apalachicola. *American, burned off St. Vincents Island in July 1834. *Florida, Steamer, blown ashore in St. Joseph Bay during a hurricane, total loss, Aug. 30, 1856. *Kele B, Schooner, 738 tons, Capt. Miller, drifted and wrecked during a storm, March 1875. *J.A. Farley, Steamer, 606 tons, Capt. Thomas. From Apalachicola bound to Pensacola, sprang a leak, and stranded on CSB Beach, a partial loss, June 1876. Besluida, Schooner, 172 tons, built in 1870, stranded on the outside of CSB Beach during a storm from Pensacola to Apalachicola one night in Jan 31, 1877. W.J. Keyser, (Iron) Tug, 97 tons, built in Philadelphia in 1882, 92.4 by 19.5; Capt. Allen, from Pensacola bound for the Dry Tortugas. Founded 15 to 20 miles off Port St. Joe around 1:30 a.m. on Aug. 3, 1898. Four out of 13 on board lost. A. Weiskittel, Schooner, 43 tons, built in Madison, MD., 66.5 by 21.6 by 6.3. Founded in St. Joe Bay, Sept 13, 1903. *William H. Warren, Schooner, 31 tons, built in 1867, wrecked during hurricane of Sept. 27, 1906, founded at St. Joseph Point, all seven on board lost. *Herman Oelrichs, Schooner, 76 tons, built in 1894 at Essex, Mass.; 78 by 22 by 9.4. Stranded on Cape San Blas Shoals, Dec. 22, 1910. *Donna Christina, Schooner, 174 tons, built in 1899 at Tampa, Fla. 115 by 29.3 by 8.6. Capsized 60 miles Southeast of CSB on April 9, 1915, all seven on board lost. John G. Whilldin, Schooner, 51 tons, built at Philadelphia, Pa., founded near CSB Sept. 15, 1915. All nine on board lost at sea. *Avio, Schooner, barge, 473 tons, built in 1890 at Nykyoko, Russia. Burned at Port St. Joe, July 6, 1924. *J.Ed Kirwin, Schooner, became water logged about 40 miles, on Oct. 14, 1934 and sank of Cape San Blas Beach. Crew was rescued by the Margaret as the sinking boat tilted on its side. *Nova, a pogie boat for the Menhaden Plant in PSJ, commanded by Capt. B. Harrison was blown ashore at Eagle Harbor on Aug. 18, 1939. Its cargo was estimated at a lost of $30,000. Lucky Smith, O/V, 654 tons, built in 1953, stranded March 30, 1980 in St. Joe Bay. *PMJ, O/V, 47 tons, built in 1953, founded, Oct. 10, 1971, near CSB. My thanks to Marlene Womack, (author of The Magic of CSB and surrounding Area) and Steven Singer, (author of Shipwrecks of Florida) for all their help. This is part one of a threepart series on shipping in local waters. Name_____________________________________________ Address___________________________________________ City_________________ State______ Zip_______________ Daytime Phone_____________________________________Make checks payable to The News Herald. Send order form with payment and a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Taste of Home Cooking School c/o The News Herald P.O. Box 1940, Panama City, FL 32402 # of Tickets Price Per Advance Ticket* Total Amount Make checks Join Us For The Fun of Free complimentary gift bag valued At $50 filled with coupons, promotional items, & a copy of the Taste of Home Cooking School magazine Watch the culinary specialist prepare scrumptious entrees and desserts right before your very eyes, and win a chance to take home one of these delicious dishes. Visit vendor booths before the show; including food samplings and a pre-tasting wine booth with National Sponsor, Gallo Wine. Grand prizes to include a microwave donated by Sears and other great prizes! Register to win door prizes from restaurants and other vendors throughout this fun-filled 2-hour event. PHOTO from page B1 SHIPS from page B1 GARDEN from page B1 purple and white turnips nearing picking. Lynch recently brought in to the newspaper of ce a photo of himself with some of his recent pickings. One white turnip was the size of a human head. I have made some pretty ones through the years, but these are some good ones, Lynch said. Ive been blessed. One of those blessings Lynch demonstrated on his patch of land near the Highland View Park. As he took a stick to the soil gray and brown soon gave way to coal black dirt just below the surface. Ive got some extra good soil, Lynch said. I can put anything down there and it will grow. It is rich, rich dirt. Except, maybe for this year, rutabagas. Lynch said he has planted and planted rutabagas and has yet to see a harvest of any kind. Bad seeds, Lynch muttered. It aint the soil. From that soil Lynch has produced watermelons that two people would have a challenge lifting and, one year, a 37.5 pound cabbage. Ive had so many watermelons out here you could walk on them, Lynch said. Some people tell me that cabbage might have been the worlds biggest, a record. I dont know and I dont care. I just make a bed for them, drop a seed and they just grow. Each year he produced watermelons, turnips, peas, mustard greens and collard greens. Ive grown some pretty greens out here, real pretty, Lynch said. The best part, as far as Lynch is concerned, is the attention his bounty has brought. His heart surgeon has three photos of Lynch and his crops in his of ce and his family doctor also has several photos of Lynch post-harvest. And none of it, Lynch emphasizes, costs anything to enjoy. TALES from page B1by grown-up stories at the St. Joseph Bay Country Club from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. ET. Old Florida tales will be the focus of the evening, with an appearance by Mattson and a tale of the Ghost of the old Saltworks on Cape San Blas by Robyn Rennick. These are professional storytellers from out of town and theyre really good, said Pat Hardman, president of the Coastal Community Association. Storytelling is the oldest form of theatre. These people are professionals at doing it and they really entertain. The childrens event is free, and tickets for the grown-up event are $20 or two for $35, and $25 at the door. Hardman said there is limited seating at the country club and recommends those interested in attending to buy tickets in advance. All proceeds from the event will bene t the Friends of St. Joseph Bay Buffer Preserve, Friends of St. Joseph State Park and the St. Joseph Bay Humane Society. This is a rst time, out-of-the-box event, Hardman said. We really wanted to have an event thats focused in South Gulf Countyhave a childs event and then something for the snowbirds in the evening. For more information about the event or to purchase tickets, please call Pat Hardman at 2297799. Lynch on the porch of his Highland View home with a recent harvest of turnips. The white turnip at the top of the pile on Lynchs left was larger than a reporters head.PHOTOS BY TIM CROFT | The StarHighland View resident Bill Lynch and two of his hefty white turnips.

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CLASSIFIEDSThursday, March 1, 2012 The Star | B7 76594S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 11-316 CA CIRCUIT CIVIL DIVISION VANDERBILT MORTGAGE AND FINANCE, INC., a Tennessee corporation authorized to transact business in Florida, Plaintiff, vs. ESTATE OF DAVID L. OWENS, a/k/a DAVID LEE OWENS, DECEASED; HIS UNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, CREDITORS AND ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST HIM; UNIDENTIFIED JOHN DOE(S) AND/OR UNIDENTIFIED JANE DOE(S), Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO:ESTATE OF DAVID L. OWENS, a/k/a DAVID LEE OWENS, DECEASED; HIS UNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, CREDITORS, AND ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST HIM YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose that mortgage, originally in favor of Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance, Inc., dated January 2, 2008 and recorded on January 8, 2008, in Official Records Book 452, Page 132; encumbering the following real property located in Gulf County, Florida, to-wit: Lot 11, Block F, Williamsburg, according to the map or plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 3, of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. TOGETHER WITH that certain 2008 RIVERVIEW CLAYTON60 x 16 Mobile Home, Serial No.: CLS106896TN. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to SONYA K. DAWS, Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A., 215 South Monroe Street, Suite 510, Tallahassee, FL 32301, within thirty (30) days, and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorneys or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on February 2, 2012. REBECCA L. NORRIS, CLERK, GULF COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk Sonya K. Daws, Esquire Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A. 215 S. Monroe Street, Suite 510 Tallahassee, FL 32301 March 1, 8, 2012 76226S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY. IN PROBATE CASE NO.: 12-14 PR IN RE: The Estate of RONALD D. MOTTER, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: The administration of the estate of RONALD D. MOTTER, deceased, File Number 12-14 PR is pending in the Circuit Court for Gulf County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Gulf County Courthouse, Probate Division, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Boulevard, Port St. Joe, FL 32456. The name and address of the personal representative and that personal represen-tatives attorney are set forth below. ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is served within three months after the date of the first publication of this notice must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. The date of first publication of the Notice is February 23, 2012. PERSON REPRESENTATIVE: GERALD M. RYAN 6 Mead Avenue Norwalk, OH 44857 ESTATE OF DEBBIE LYNNE RYAN Personal Representative: BRADLEY BUMB 8544 Fox Chase Lane Defiance, OH 43512 Attorney for Personal Representative: THOMAS S. GIBSON RISH, GIBSON & SCHOLZ, P.A. 116 Sailors Cove Drive P.O. Box 39 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 (850) 229-8211 FL BAR NO: 0350583 Feb 23, Mar 1, 2012 76596S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE No. 23-2008-CA-236 RBC CENTURA BANK Plaintiff, VS. ALLAN BUNIAK A/K/A ALLAN A. BUNIAK A/K/A AL A. BUNIAK, et. al., Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment entered in Case No. 23-2008-CA-236 of the Circuit Court of the 14th Judicial Circuit in and for GULF County, Florida, wherein, RBC CENTURA BANK, Plaintiff, and, ALLAN BUNIAK A/K/A ALLAN A. BUNIAK A/K/A AL A. BUNIAK, et. al., are Defendants, I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at, FRONT LOBBY OF THE GULF COUNTY COURTHOUSE, at the hour of 11:00 a.m., on the 15th day of 2012, the following described property: LOT 1, BLOCK 3 OF BAY-VIEW SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE MAO OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 61, IN THE OFFICE OF THE CIRCUIT COURT OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. DATED this 3rd day of February, 2012. REBECCA L (BECKY) NORRIS Clerk Circuit Court GREENSPOON MARDER, P.A. IMPORTANT f 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 he Clerk of the Courts disability coordinator at PO BOX 826, MARIANNA, FL 32448, 850-718. at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or oice impaired, call 711. Feb 23, Mar 1, 2012 77034S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 14TH JUDICAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE No. 23-2011-CA-000100 RBC BANK (USA) F/K/A RBC CENTURA BANK, Plaintiff vs. TRABULSI, MOHAMED, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: MOHAMED TRABULSI 675 CAPE SAN BLAS ROAD, LOT 33 CAPE SAN BLAS, FL 32456 MOHAMED TRABULSI 8 HARROGATE CIRCLE PRINCETON, NJ 08540 MOHAMED TRABULSI 15817 FRONT BEACH ROAD, UNIT 1-704 PANAMA CITY BEACH, FL 32413-2552 BASSAMA TRABULSI 675 CAPE SAN BLAS ROAD, LOT 33 CAPE SAN BLAS, FL 32456 BASSAMA TRABULSI 8 HARROGATE CIRCLE PRINCETON, NJ 08540 BASSAMA TRABULSI 15817 FRONT BEACH ROAD, UNIT 1-704 PANAMA CITY BEACH, FL 32413-2552 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 33, OF VILLA DEL SOL, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE(S) 44-45, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA has been filed against you, an you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, 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 March 26, 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 16th day of February, 2012. REBECCA L. (BECKY) NORRIS As Clerk of said Court By:BA Baxter As Deputy Clerk IMPORTANT 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 P.O. BOX 826, MARIANNA, FL 32448, 850-718-0026. If hearing or voice impaired, contact (TDD) (800) 955-8771 via Florida Relay System. March 1, 8, 2012 76598S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE No. 23-2011-CA-000268 RBC BANK (USA) F/K/A RBC CENTURA BANK, Plaintiff vs. FLOWERS, CHERYL, et al., Defendants NOTICE OF ACTION TO: CHERYL FLOWERS 2961 A. HUNTER MILL RD., #603 OAKTON, VA 22124 CHERYL FLOWERS 3405 GLENROSE TRL ATLANTA, GA 30341 CHERYL FLOWERS 311 NAUTILUS DRIVE PORT ST. LUCIE, FL 32456 CHERYL FLOWERS 4415 WEATHERING LN, # 113 FAIRFAX, VA 22030 CHERYL FLOWERS 227 HAWTHORN ST. BIRMINGHAM, AL 35242 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 12, BLOCK A, OF SEA SHORES/ST. JOE BEACH UNIT THREE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGES 34-35, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. has been filed against you, and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to 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 THE STAR, or on or before March 12, 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 3rd day on February, 2012. REBECCA L. (BECKY) NORRIS, as Clerk of said Court IMPORTANT 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 rior, 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 23, Mar 1, 2012 77058S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 23-2009-CA-000539 DIVISION: SUNTRUST BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. DIVERSIFIED EXECUTIVE CRESTVIEW, LLC et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated February 15, 2012 and entered in Case No. 23-2009-CA-000539 of the Circuit Court of the FOURTEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for GULF County, Florida wherein SUNTRUST BANK1, is the Plaintiff and DIVERSIFIED EXECUTIVE CRESTVIEW, LLC PAUL DAGNESEPAUL DAGNESE; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; 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 15th day of March, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: A PORTION OF SECTION 7, TOWNSHIP 9 SOUTH. RANGE 11 WEST AND SECTION 12, TOWNSHIP 9 SOUTH, RANGE 22 WEST, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE CONCRETE MONUMENT MARKING THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 7; THENCE ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SECTION 6, TOWNSHIP 9 SOUTH, RANGE 11 WEST, NORTH 00 DEGREES 03 MINUTES 58 SECONDS EAST, 1340.95 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT MARKING A POINT ON THE WESTERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF STATE ROAD 30-E; THENCE ALONG SAID WESTERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE, SOUTH 23 DEGREES 26 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST, 1 470.76 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 66 DEGREES 33 MINUTES 42 SECONDS WEST, 532.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE SOUTH 23 DEGREES 26 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST, 54.54 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 66 DEGREES 33 MINUTES 42 SECONDS WEST 2,82 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 73 DEGREES 16 MINUTES 39 SECONDS WEST, 268.98 FEET TO A POINT ON THE MEAN HIGH WATER LINE OF THE GULF OF MEXICO; THENCE ALONG SAID MEAN HIGH WATER LINE, NORTH 20 DEGREES 53 MINUTES 17 SECONDS WEST, 70.67 FEET; THENCE LEAVING SAID MEAN HIGH WATER LINE, NORTH 76 DEGREES 44 MINUTES 59 SECONDS EAST, 267.93 FEET; THENCE NORTH 66 DEGREES 33 MINUTES 42 SECONDS, EAST 3.15 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. A/K/A 192 Avalon Drive, Cape San Blas, 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 February 20, 2012. REBECCA L. NORRIS Clerk of the Circuit Court By:BA Baxter Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 **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.flcour ts.org March 1, 8, 2012 77082S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 10-224-CA PEOPLESSOUTH BANK, Plaintiff, vs. WILLIAM C. WILLIAMS III, GERALDINE WILLIAMS, CHAUNCEY BELSER, H. STEVEN MILLER, INTEGRAS THERAPY & WELLNESS CENTERS, INC., A FLORIDA CORPORATION, and UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated February 16, 2012, entered in Case Number 2010-224-CA of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida, wherein PeoplesSouth Bank, is Plaintiff, and William C. Williams, III, Geraldine Williams, Chauncey Belser, H. Steve Miller, Integras Therapy & Wellness Centers, Inc., and United States of America are Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Gulf County Courthouse Lobby, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Boulevard, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456, at eleven oclock (11:00) a.m. EST on the 19th day of April 2012, the following described property, together with all improvements, appurtenances and fixtures, as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure, to-wit: A parcel of land lying in and being in Section 31, Township 6 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida, and being more particularly described as follows: Begin at a 6 square concrete monument marking the North corner of Lot 25, Block C, Gulf Aire Subdivision, Phase II, acroording to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Pages 30 & 31, in the public records of Gulf County. Florida, thence along the North line of said Gulf Aire Subdivision, Phase II, and the Westerly extension thereof, S 89 W, 1344.83 feet to a 6 square concrete monument on the West line of Government Lot 6, thence along said West line of Government Lot 6 as monumented, N 02 E,1384.79 feet to a 6 square concrete monument, thence S 42 E, 1882.45 feet to the Point of Beginning. Together with a non-exclusive easement for ingress and egress over and across the following described parcel: Commence at the NE corner of Original Government Lot 7, Fraction Section 31, Township 6 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida, and thence S 89 W for 865.72 feet to the Point of Beginning, thence S 49.5 W for 794.98 feet, thence N 40 W for 686.19 feet, thence N 89 E for 1050.75 feet to the Point of Beginning. Said parcel of land lying and being in Original Government Lot 7, Fractional Section 31, Township 6 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida. Less and except: Commencing at the SE Cornerstone of Light House Property (Lot 5, Original in Section 31, Township 6 South, Range 11 West), thence run East 11 feet, thence run South 11 feet, thence run in a Northwesterly direction to the Point of Beginning, being in Lot 7, Original in Section 31, Township 6 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida. And Less and except the following described parcel: Commencing at the SE Cornerstone of Light House Property (Lot 5, Original in Section 31, Township 6 South, Range 11 West), thence run East 100 feet for a Point of Beginning, thence run East 100 feet, thence run South 100 feet, thence run in a Northwesterly direction to the Point of Beginning, being in Lot 7, Original in Section 31, Township 6 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida. Less and except the following described parcels: Parcel B: Commence 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 S 02 W along the West boundary of the Club House and Pool Area as shown on said plat of Integras Rehabilitation Phase II for 55.29 feet to the Point of Beginning, from said Point of Beginning continue S 02 E said Club House and Pool Area for 40.05 feet to a Saint Joe Paper Company concrete monument marking the Southwest corner of said Block A, thence N 89 E along said South boundary line of said Block A for 100.49 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, thence North along said Westerly right of way for 19.81 feet to a point of curve to the right, thence along said right of way and curve with a radius of 96.98 feet, through a central angle of 13, for an arc distance of 20.38 feet (chord of said arc being N 06 E, 20.34 feet), thence leaving said Westerly right of way line run S 89 W for 100.98 feet to the Point of Beginning. Lots 10 and 13 through 26, Block A; Lots 1, 2 and 3, Block B; Lots 1 through 12, Block C and Lots 1 through 6, Block D, All of Beacon By The Sea Phase II, aka Integras Rehabilitation Phase II, according to the plat recorded in Plat Book 5, Page 2, public records of Gulf County, Florida. Commence at a concrete monument No. LB 7137 marking the Northwest corner of Lot 1, Block B, Integras Rehabilitation Phase II, a subdivision as per plat thereof recorded is Plat Boot 5, Page 2 of the public records of Gulf County, Florida (concrete monument also being on the East right of way of Four Js Road 60 foot right of way), thence N 02 E, along said East right of way line, for a distance of 386.54 feet to the Point of Beginning, thence continue N 02 E, along said East right of way line, for a distance of 80.00 feet, thence leaving said East right of way line, run S 87 E, for a distance of 200.00 feet, thence S 02 W, for a distance of 80.00 feet, thence N 87 W, for a distance of 200.00 feet to the Point of Beginning. A parcel of land lying and being in Section 31, Township 6 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida, being more particularly described as follows: Commence at a 6 square concrete monument marking the Northeast corner of Lot 25, Block C, Gulf Aire Subdivision, Phase II, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Pages 30 & 31 in the public records of Gulf County, Florida, thence along the North line of said Gulf Aire Subdivision, Phase II and the Westerly extension thereof S 89 W,1194.25 feet to the point of beginning, thence continue S 89 W, 50.00 feet, thence N 00 E, 19.81 feet to a point of curvature of a curve concave to the Southeast, thence Northeasterly along said curve, having a radius of 86.98 feet, a central angle of 22, for an arc length of 33.96 feet (chord to said curve bears N 11 E, 33.74 feet, thence N 22 E, 98.65 feet to a point of curvature of a curve concave Northwesterly, thence Northeasterly along said curve, having a radius of 36.98 feet, a central angle of 19, for an arc length of 12.78 feet (chord to said curve bears N 12 E, 12.72 feet) thence N 02 E, 707.91 feet to a point on the arc of a non-tangent curve concave to the South, thence Northwesterly, Northerly, Northeasterly, Easterly, Southeasterly, Southerly and Southwesterly along the arc of said curve, having a radius of 50.00 feet, a central angle of 276, for an arc length of 241.19 feet (chord to said curve bears S 87 E, 50 feet), thence S 02 W, 680.43, thence N 89 E, 476.26 feet, thence N 00 W, 277.32 feet to a point on the arc of a non-tangent curve concave to the South, thence Northwesterly, Northerly, Northeasterly, Easterly, Southeasterly, Southerly and Southwesterly along the arc of said curve, having a radius of 50.00 feet, a central angle of 272, for an arc length of 237.46 feet (chord to said curve bears N 73 E, 69.40 feet) thence S 00 E, 346.31 feet, thence S 89 W, 531.70 feet to a point of curvature of a curve concave Southeasterly, thence Southwesterly along, said curve, having a radius of 86.98 feet, a central angle of 04, for an arc length of 7.07 feet (chord to said curve bears S 20 W, 7.07 feet), thence S 22 W, 98.65 feet to a point of curvature of a curve concave to the Southeast, thence Southwesterly along said curve, having a radius of 36.98 feet, a central angle of 22, for an arc length of 14.44 feet (chord to said curve bears S 11 W, 14.34 feet), thence S 00 W, 19.72 feet to the Point of Beginning. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. DATED at Port St. Joe, Gulf County, Florida, this 20th day of February, 2012. Rebecca L. Norris Clerk of the Circuit Court By: BA Baxter As Deputy Clerk Darren A. Schwartz, Esq. FL Bar No.: 0853747 RUMBERGER, KIRK & CALDWELL, P.A. 215 South Monroe Street, Suite 702 Post Office Box 10507 Tallahassee, FL 32302-2507 Telephone: (850) 222-6550 Telecopier: (850) 222-8783 Attorneys for Plaintiff PeoplesSouth Bank Albert C. Penson Penson Law Firm, P.A. 1435 East Piedmont Drive, Suite 101 Tallahassee, FL 32308 Paul Alan Sprowls Assistant United States Attorney 111 North Adams Street, 4th Floor Tallahassee, FL 32301 March 1, 8, 2012 Billing Address: Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell, P.A. Post Office Box 10507 Tallahassee, Florida 32302-2507 March 1, 8, 2012 77084S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 10-224-CA PEOPLESSOUTH BANK, Plaintiff, vs. WILLIAM C. WILLIAMS III, GERALDINE WILLIAMS, CHAUNCEY BELSER, H. STEVEN MILLER, INTEGRAS THERAPY & WELLNESS CENTERS, INC., A FLORIDA CORPORATION, and UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated February 16, 2012, entered in Case Number 2010-224-CA of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida, wherein PeoplesSouth Bank, is Plaintiff, and William C. Williams, III, Geraldine Williams, Chauncey Belser, H. Steve Miller, Integras Therapy & Wellness Centers, Inc., and United States of America are Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Gulf County Courthouse Lobby, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Boulevard, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456, at eleven oclock (11:00) a.m. EST on the 19th day of April 2012, the following described property, together with all improvements, appurtenances and fixtures, as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure, to-wit: Exhibit C Commence at the NW corner of US. Government Lot 5, Section 31, Township 6 South, Range 11 West, thence South along the West line of said Government Lot 5 for 980.9 feet to the Southerly right of way line of U.S. Highway 98, thence S 40 E along said right of way line for 1233.36 feet, thence N 49H14 E for 100 feet to the Northerly right of way line of U.S. Highway 98, thence N 40 W along said right of way line for 425 feet to the Point of Beginning, thence continue N 40 W along said right of way line for 75 feet, thence N 49 E for 200.72 feet to the South line of U.S. Government Lot 5, thence N 89 E along said South line for 64.97 feet, thence S 40 E for 32.64 feet, thence S 49 W for 250 feet to the Point of Beginning. and Lot 1 & 2 of Block C of Integras Rehabilitation, Phase II as recorded on February 12, 2004, in Plat Book 5, Page 2, 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 at Port St. Joe, Gulf County, Florida, this 20th day of February, 2012. Rebecca L. Norris Clerk of the Circuit Court By: BA Baxter As Deputy Clerk Darren A. Schwartz, Esq. FL Bar No.: 0853747 RUMBERGER, KIRK & CALDWELL, P.A. 215 South Monroe Street, Suite 702 Post Office Box 10507 Tallahassee, FL 32302-2507 Telephone: (850) 222-6550 Telecopier: (850) 222-8783 Attorneys for Plaintiff PeoplesSouth Bank Albert C. Penson Penson Law Firm, P.A. 1435 East Piedmont Drive, Suite 101 Tallahassee, FL 32308 Paul Alan Sprowls Assistant United States Attorney 111 North Adams Street, 4th Floor Tallahassee, FL 32301 Billing Address: Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell, P.A. Post Office Box 10507 Tallahassee, Florida 32302-2507 March 1, 8, 2012 77128S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 23-2009-CA-000539 DIVISION: SUNTRUST BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. DIVERSIFIED EXECUTIVE CRESTVIEW, LLC, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated February 15, 2012 and entered in Case No. 23-2009-CA-000539 of the Circuit Court of the FOURTEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for GULF County, Florida wherein SUNTRUST BANK1, is the Plaintiff and DIVERSIFIED EXECUTIVE CRESTVIEW, LLC PAUL DAGNESEPAUL DAGNESE; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO

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B8| The Star Thursday, March 1, 2012 CLASSIFIEDS BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; 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 15th day of March, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: A PORTION OF SECTION 7, TOWNSHIP 9 SOUTH. RANGE 11 WEST AND SECTION 12, TOWNSHIP 9 SOUTH, RANGE 22 WEST, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE CONCRETE MONUMENT MARKING THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 7; THENCE ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SECTION 6, TOWNSHIP 9 SOUTH, RANGE 11 WEST, NORTH 00 DEGREES 03 MINUTES 58 SECONDS EAST, 1340.95 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT MARKING A POINT ON THE WESTERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF STATE ROAD 30-E; THENCE ALONG SAID WESTERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE, SOUTH 23 DEGREES 26 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST, 1 470.76 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 66 DEGREES 33 MINUTES 42 SECONDS WEST, 532.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE SOUTH 23 DEGREES 26 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST, 54.54 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 66 DEGREES 33 MINUTES 42 SECONDS WEST 2,82 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 73 DEGREES 16 MINUTES 39 SECONDS WEST, 268.98 FEET TO A POINT ON THE MEAN HIGH WATER LINE OF THE GULF OF MEXICO; THENCE ALONG SAID MEAN HIGH WATER LINE, NORTH 20 DEGREES 53 MINUTES 17 SECONDS WEST, 70.67 FEET; THENCE LEAVING SAID MEAN HIGH WATER LINE, NORTH 76 DEGREES 44 MINUTES 59 SECONDS EAST, 267.93 FEET; THENCE NORTH 66 DEGREES 33 MINUTES 42 SECONDS, EAST 3.15 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. A/K/A 192 Avalon Drive, Cape San Blas, 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 February 20, 2012. REBECCA L. NORRIS Clerk of the Circuit Court By:BA Baxter Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 **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 March 1, 8, 2012 77130S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 23-2010-CA-000062 DIVISION: WELLS FARGO BANK, NA SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO WELLS FARGO HOME MORTGAGE, INC., Plaintiff, vs. STEVE K. DANIELS, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated February 15, 2012 and entered in Case No. 23-2010-CA-000062 of the Circuit Court of the FOURTEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for GULF County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO WELLS FARGO HOME MORTGAGE, INC. is the Plaintiff and STEVE K. DANIELS; SARA L. DANIELS; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SARA L. DANIELS N/K/A JACK CHRISTMAS; 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 17th day of March, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: STARTING AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF LOT EIGHT (8), BLOCK F BAY VIEW HEIGHTS ADDITION ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL MAP OR PLAT THEREOF IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, THENCE RUN NORTH 370 FEET TO THE SOUTH EAST CORNER OF LAND HEREIN TO BE CONVEYED FOR POINT OF BEGINNING. THENCE RUN WEST 50 FEET; THENCE NORTH 135 FEET; THENCE EAST 50 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 135 FEET TO POINT OF BEGINNING, ALL LYING AND BEING IN NORTH 1/2 OF LOT ELEVEN, GOVERNMENT ORIGINAL, SECTION 26, TOWNSHIP 7 SOUTH, RANGE 11 WEST. ALSO: LOT 8, BLOCK F, FOREHANDS SECOND ADDITION TO HIGHLAND VIEW, FLORIDA AS PER PLAT RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 50, PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 253 SAIL FISH STREET, 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 February 20, 2012. REBECCA L. NORRIS Clerk of the Circuit Court By:BA Baxter Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 **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 March 1, 8, 2012 77451S In The Circuit Court Of The Fourteenth Judicial Circuit In And For Gulf County, Florida Case No.: 11-360CA Propsperity Bank, Plaintiff, vs. State Trustee Services, LLC a Nevada limited liability company as Trustee of Long Land Trust Dated October 24, 2008, Leslie E. Biagini a/k/a Leslie Biagini, Bay Side Animal Hospital, Inc., and, TENANT #1 and TENANT #2 representing any unknown tenants who may be in possession, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE is hereby given that, pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment entered in the above-captioned case, I will sell the property situated in Gulf County, Florida, described as: Lots 20, 22 and 24 in Block 17, City of Port St. Joe, Florida, as the same appears of record in the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Gulf County, Florida. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder for cash, at 11:00 A.M. Eastern Time on the 8th day of March, 2012 at the Front door of the Gulf County Courthouse located at 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. Any person other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens claiming an interest in any surplus funds from the sale, must file a claim for said funds with the clerk of the court within 60 days from the date of the sale. DATED this 13th day of February, 2012 Rebecca Norris Clerk of the Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk Steven L. Applebaum, Attorney Law Office of Brian D. Hess PO Box 9454 Panama City Beach, FL 32417 (850)-235-3004 Fax: (850) 235-1124 February 23, March 1, 2012 77477S SPECIFICATIONS RFQ #1112-09 VIDEOTAPING & AIRING OF COMMISSION MEETINGS AND OTHER PUBLIC INTEREST ITEMS AS REQUESTED The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners is accepting quotes for videotaping & airing of Commission meetings and other public interest items as requested. The following guidelines apply to this RFQ: Regularly scheduled commission meetings are twice per month at 6:00 p.m., E.T. on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. The meetings last from approximately thirty (30) minutes to an indeterminate amount of time, depending on the subject matter discussed. Meetings may be rescheduled or cancelled due to holidays, election dates, etc. A typical schedule has two (2) meetings a month and only one (1) meeting in the month of December. The videotaping and airing of these meetings is mandatory. *The commission also holds special meetings and workshops during the fiscal year as well as budget meetings. There are at least three budget meetings per year as well as an indeterminate amount of special meetings and workshops. Vendor must be set up and prepared to videotape and air meetings at least fifteen minutes prior to the start of meetings. All meetings are videotaped and will air on the cable (PEG) channel dedicated to public access. Upload other videotape to the PEG channel server as provided for airing. Video equipment is available in the board room where the meetings take place. Any other equipment needed, will need to be provided by the vendor, as needed. A site visit can be set up upon request. Videotape and air the Humane Society Pet of the Week. This will consist of four (4) individual shots of Humane Society animals on a bi-monthly basis. Assist staff in scheduling and maintaining the production of the PEG channel. All video content other than commission meetings, workshops and Pet of the Week announcements must be pre-approved by the County Commission and/or TDC Director or authorized staff members. Vendor must have at least two (2) years of multi-camera production experience, as well as an understanding of video production in the set-up of cameras and integration of a switcher, VCR, cameras, and video monitors. Please provide references of three recent clients in which you performed like/similar services. ANY ORDERS RESULTING FROM THIS QUOTATION WILL BE SUBJECT TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS CONTAINED BELOW GENERAL INFORMATION/ INSTRUCTIONS ADDENDUM The vendor is responsible for making sure that all addenda (if any issued) have been received prior to completing and submitting the Request for Quote to the County. The County will post addendums (if any) electronically. The vendors should obtain the addendum by visiting our web site at www. gulfcounty-fl.gov (Click on Bids and find solicitation on list, Click on Click here for addendum, if posted). RESERVED RIGHTS The County reserves the right to accept and award or reject any or all quotes, with or without cause, to waive technicalities, or to accept the quote which, in its judgment, best serves the interest of the County. PUBLIC RECORDS Florida law provides that municipal records shall at all times be open for personal inspection by any person. (Section 119.01, F.S., the Public Records Law.) Information and materials received by County in connection with an RFQ response shall be deemed to be public records subject to public inspection upon award, recommendation for award, or 10 days after due date, whichever occurs first. However, certain exemptions to the public records law are statutorily provided for in Section 119.07, F.S. If the Bidder believes any of the information contained in his or her response is exempt from the Public Records Law, then the Bidder, must in his or her response, specifically identify the material, which is deemed to be exempt and cite the legal authority for the exemption. The Countys determination of whether an exemption applies shall be final, and the Bidder agrees to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless the County and the Countys officers, employees, and agents, against any loss or damages incurred by any person or entity as a result of the Countys treatment of records as public records. INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS 1. COMMERCIAL GENERAL LIABILITY: A. $1,000,000 General Aggregate B. $1,000,000 Products & Completed Operations Aggregate C. $1,000,000 Personal & Advertising Injury D. $1,000,000 Each Occurrence E. **Gulf County must be named as Additional Insured. 2. AUTO LIABILITY: A. $1,000,000 Combined Single Limit. 3. WORKERS COMPENSATION: A. Statutory Limits B. $100,000 each accident, C. $500,000 disease, D. $100,000 each employee TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS 1. GENERAL: A. The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners desires to secure the services of a qualified vendor for videotaping and airing of Commission meetings. 2. EFFECTIVENESS AND DURATION A. The agreement(s) resulting from this solicitation will be a: 1) Term Contract/ Annual Requirements a) The agreement(s) resulting from this solicitation will be for recurring purchase, as needed throughout the term of the contract. b) Initial Period: The period of agreement will be one year from contract award date. c) Renewal Period: Terms and conditions may be renewed for four (4) additional one year periods. d) Either party may cancel this agreement, either in whole or in part, by giving at least 45 days prior notice in writing. However, the contractor will not be authorized to exercise this cancellation option during the first 90 days of the agreement. 3. ESTIMATED QUANTITIES A. The estimated quantities to be furnished under this RFQ are to be considered as approximate only and are to be used solely for the comparison of bids received. The County reserves the right to purchase any, all, or none of its requirements from Bidder(s) awarded the bid TERMS & CONDITIONS -READ CAREFULLY 1. The right is reserved to cancel this order if not filled within the contract time, if specified. 2. The conditions of this order are not to be modified by any verbal understanding. 3. Acceptance of this order includes acceptance of all terms, prices, delivery instructions, specifications and conditions stated. 4. INVOICES AND PACKAGES MUST BEAR THIS ORDER NUMBER. 5. PLEASE FORWARD ALL INVOICES TO THE ORDERING DEPARTMENT. 6. Payment terms are net 30 days upon delivery and acceptance. INDEMNITY The Vendor hereby agrees to indemnify and save harmless the County, its officers, agents, and employees from and against any and all liability, claims, demands, damages, fines, fees, expenses, penalties, suits, proceedings, actions and cost of actions, including attorneys fees for trial and on appeal, of any kind and nature arising or growing out of or in any way connected with the performance of this Agreement whether by act or omission of the Vendor its agents, servants, employees or others, or because of or due to the mere existence of this Agreement between the parties. COMPLIANCE TO LAWS, GUIDELINES, REGULATIONS, ETC. Vendor must comply with all applicable state, federal, and local laws, guidelines, and regulations etc. This includes but is not necessarily limited to DOT, OSHA, EPA, and DEP. COUNTYS TERMS AND/ OR CONDITIONS FOR PURCHASE OF GOODS/SERVICES FROM VENDORS Important Read Carefully: Terms and conditions on Countys solicitation documents, contracts, and/or purchase orders shall prevail and take precedence. Unless expressly accepted by the County, only terms and conditions contained in these documents shall apply. The County will not consider additional terms and conditions submitted by the vendor. Any and all such additional terms and conditions shall have no force and effect, and are inapplicable to the Countys purchase of goods and services if submitted either purposely through intent or design, or inadvertently appearing separately in transmittal letters, specifications, literature, price lists or warranties. Vendors shall agree that the general and/or any special conditions in the County documents are the only conditions applicable to purchases made by the County and that the County will not accept exceptions to our terms and conditions. NOTE: ANY AND ALL SPECIAL CONDITIONS ATTACHED HERETO WHICH VARY FROM THESE GENERAL CONDITIONS SHALL HAVE PRECEDENCE. March 1, 2012 77475S REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS RFQ #1112-09 The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners will receive quotes from any qualified person, company, or corporation interested in providing the following: VIDEOTAPING & AIRING OF COMMISSION MEETINGS Please place YOUR COMPANY NAME, SEALED BID, and the BID NUMBER on the outside of your envelope, and provide three copies of your proposal. Bids must be submitted to, and specifications may be obtained from, the Gulf County Clerks Office at 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Blvd., Room 148, Port St. Joe, Florida, 32456 by 4:30 p.m., E.T. on Friday, March 9, 2012. Bids will be opened at this same location on Monday, March 12, 2012, 2012 at 10:00 a.m., E.T. Specifications may also be viewed at www. gulfcounty-fl.gov. Any questions concerning this bid should be directed to Lynn Lanier, Gulf County Deputy Administrator at (850) 229-6106. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA /s/ William C. Williams, III., Chairman Attest: /s/ Rebecca L. Norris, Clerk March 1, 2012 77487S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2011-383-CA CAPITAL CITY BANK, Plaintiff, vs. KAREN S. PARKER f/k/a KAREN S. WOOD f/k/a KAREN SUZETTE CLARK, Defendant. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure dated February 21, 2012 and entered in Case No. 2011-383-CA of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit, in and for Gulf County, Florida, wherein CAPITAL CITY BANK is the Plaintiff, and KAREN S. PARKER f/ka KAREN S. WOOD f/k/a KAREN SUZETTE CLARK is the Defendant, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil Costin, Boulevard, Port St. Joe, FL 32456, at 11:00 a.m. ET, in the 22nd day of March, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: Lot 23 of BRIDGEPORT WOODMERE PHASE II, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 5, Page(s) 32, of 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 seal of this Court on February 21, 2012. Rebecca L. Norris Gulf County Clerk of Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk February 1, 8, 2012 77497S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 10-224-CA PEOPLESSOUTH BANK, Plaintiff, vs. WILLIAM C. WILLIAMS III, GERALDINE WILLIAMS, CHAUNCEY BELSER, H. STEVEN MILLER, INTEGRAS THERAPY & WELLNESS CENTERS, INC., A FLORIDA CORPORATION, and UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Pursuant to Chapter 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated February 16, 2012, entered in Case Number 2010-224-CA of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida, wherein PeoplesSouth Bank, is Plaintiff, and William C. Williams, III, Geraldine Williams, Chauncey Belser, H. Steve Miller, Integras Therapy & Wellness Centers, Inc., and United States of America are Defendants, l will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Gulf County Courthouse Lobby, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Boulevard, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456, at eleven oclock (11:00) am EST on the 19th day of April, 2012, the following described property, together with all improvement, appurtenances and fixtures, as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure, to-wit: EXHIBIT B Lots 22, 23 & 24, Block A, Integras Rehabilitation Phase II, according to the Plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 5, Page 2, of 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 at Port St. Joe, Gulf County, Florida, this 26th day of February, 2012. Rebecca L. Norris Clerk of the Circuit Court By: BA Baxter As Deputy Clerk March 1, 8, 2012 77489S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2011-368-CA CAPITAL CITY BANK, Plaintiff, vs. JOHN F. McCANN, CAROLYN A. McCANN, STEPHEN FELKER, and LINDA WILSON, and SEA HAVEN PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., Defendant. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Default Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated February 21, 2012 and entered in Case No. 2011-368-CA of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit, in and for Gulf County, Florida, wherein JOHN P. McCANN, CAROLYN A. McCANN, STEPHEN FELKER, LINDA WILSON and SEA HAVEN PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., are the Defendant, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the first floor Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil Costin, Boulevard, Port St. Joe, FL 32456, at 11:00 a.m. (Eastern Standard Time) on the 12th day of April, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 27, SEA HAVEN SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL PLAT THEREOF ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA Also described as: LOT 27 OF SEA HAVEN SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE(S) 40, OF 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 seal of this Court on February 21, 2012. Rebecca L. Norris Gulf County Clerk of Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk February 1, 8, 2012 77501S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 23-2010-CA-000451 DIVISION: BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP F/K/A COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P., Plaintiff, vs. JOSEPH L. JONES, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated February 15, 2012 and entered in Case No. 23-2010-CA000451 of the Circuit Court of the FOURTEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for GULF County, Florida wherein BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP F/K/A COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P. is the Plaintiff and JOSEPH L. JONES; MARTHA A. JONES; 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 15th day of March, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 25, BAY BREEZE SUBDIVISION, AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA A/K/A 208 WHITING STREET, PORT SAINT 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 February 20, 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, FL 32402 Phone: 850-747-5338 Fax: (850) 747-5717 Hearing Impaired: Dial 711 Email: ADARequest@jud14.fl courts.org F09064160 March 1, 8, 2012 77507S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2009-CA-000109 SUNTRUST MORTGAGE INC., Plaintiff, vs. WILLIAM FOWLER, et ux., et al., Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment Scheduling Foreclosure Sale entered on February 21, 2012 in this case now pending in said Court, the style of which is indicated above. I will sell to the highest and bet bidder for cash in the GULF County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida 32456 at 11:00 a.m., on the 23rd day of March, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Order or Final Judgment, to-wit: EXHIBIT A A parcel of land lying and being the Northeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of Section 35, Township 3 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida, being more particularly described as follows: Begin at the Northeast Corner of Lot 1, TAUNTON FARMS PHASE I, according the official map or plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 18, in the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida: thence Northwesterly along the Westerly right of way boundary line of state Road No. 71 (having a 80 foot wide right of way), along the arc of a curve to the left having a radius of 2831.45 feet, through a central angle of 01 degrees 47 minutes 02 seconds for an arc length of 88.16 feet (Chord Bearing North 05 degrees 36 minutes 04 seconds West, 88.15 feet) to a Point of Tangency; thence continue along said right of way boundary line, North 06 degrees 26 minutes 38 seconds West, 64.61 feet; thence departing said right of way boundary line, North 89 degrees 10 minutes 31 seconds West, 207.64 feet; thence South 03 degrees 32 minutes 18 seconds East, 168.84 feet to the Northwest Corner of Lot 1, TAUNTON FARM PHASE I: thence North 86 degrees 20 minutes 52 seconds East along the North boundary line of Lot 1, TAUNTON FARMS PHASE I, 213.41 feet to the Point of Beginning. Said parcel containing 0.78 acres, more or less. a/k/a: 4301 HIGHWAY 71 N, WEWAHITCHKA, FLORIDA 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 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. ENTERED at GULF County, Florida, this 22nd day of February, 2012. Rebecca L. Norris Clerk of the Circuit Court GULF Florida By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk March 1, 8, 2012 77503S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION: CASE NO.: 23-2010-CA-000087 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. GEORGE W. HATCH III; WINDMARK BEACH COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION, INC.; GEORGIANNA M. HATCH; 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 21st day of February, 2012, and entered in Case No. 23-2010-CA000087, of the Circuit Court of the 14TH Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida, wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. is the Plaintiff and GEORGE W. HATCH III, WINDMARK BEACH COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION, INC. and GEORGIANNA M. HATCH IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the FRONT LOBBY OF THE GULF COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 1000 5TH STREET, PORT ST. JOE, FL 32456, 11:00 AM ET on the 22nd day of March, 2012 the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 8, BLOCK , FISHERMANS VILLAGE NORTH AT WINDMARK BEACH, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGES 16-19, OF 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 22nd day of February, 2012 REBECCA NORRIS Clerk of the Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk March 1, 8, 2012 77521S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 23-2010-CA-000062 DIVISION WELLS FARGO BANK, NA SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO WELLS FARGO HOME MORTGAGE, INC., Plaintiff, vs. STEVE K. DANIELS et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated February 15, 2012 and entered in Case No. 23-2010-CA000062 of the Circuit Court of the FOURTEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for GULF County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO WELLS FARGO HOME MORTGAGE, INC. is the Plaintiff and STEVE K. DANIELS; SARA L. DANIELS; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SARA L. DANIELS N/K/A JACK CHRISTMAS; 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 ET, on the 17th day of May 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: STARTING AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF LOT EIGHT (8), BLOCK F BAY VIEW HEIGHTS ADDITION ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL MAP OR PLAT THEREOF IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, THENCE RUN NORTH 370 FEET TO THE SOUTH EAST CORNER OF LAND HEREIN TO BE CONVEYED FOR POINT OF BEGINNING. THENCE RUN WEST 50 FEET; THENCE NORTH 135 FEET; THENCE EAST 50 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 135 FEET TO POINT OF BEGINNING, ALL LYING AND BEING IN NORTH 1/2 OF LOT ELEVEN, GOVERNMENT ORIGINAL, SECTION 26, TOWNSHIP 7 SOUTH, RANGE 11 WEST. ALSO: LOT 8, BLOCK F, FOREHANDS SECOND ADDITION TO HIGHLAND VIEW, FLORIDA AS PER PLAT RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 50, PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 253 SAIL FISH STREET, 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 February 20, 2012.

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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, FL 32402 Phone: 850-747-5338 Fax: (850) 747-5717 Hearing Impaired: Dial 711 Email: ADARequest@jud14.fl courts.org F10006747 March 1, 8, 2012 77563S GULF COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS BID NO. 1112-10 The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) will receive sealed bids from any qualified person, company or corporation interested in performing: 2012 BEACH TILLING AND ESCARPMENT REMOVAL SERVICES This project includes Beach Tilling and Escarpment Removal Services along approximately 70 acres of St. Joseph Peninsula beaches for the purpose of penetrating, loosening and dressing beach sand prior to sea turtle nesting season (May 1). All potential Bidders shall have applicable experience in beach tilling operations, equipment capable of tilling the dry beach to a minimum depth of 36 inches below the surface and leveling escarpments, and shall provide references to document experience tilling for beach fill or similar projects. Completion date for this project will be by April 15, 2012 which is no less than 14-days from the date of the Notice to Proceed which should be approved by the Gulf County BOCC on March 27, 2012 and the Successful Bidder immediately notified. Liquidated damages for failure to complete the project on the specified date will be set at $500.00 per day. Plans and Specifications can be obtained from MRD Associates, Inc., 543 Harbor Boulevard, Suite 204, Destin, Florida 32541, (850) 654-1555. The bid must conform to Section 287.133(3) Florida Statutes, on public entity crimes. Cost for Plans and Specifications will be $25.00 per set if sent via mail and is non-refundable, or no cost if send via email. Checks should be made payable to MRD Associates, Inc. Any questions shall be directed to Joseph Morrow or Michael Dombrowski, PE at (850) 654-1555. Please place SEALED BID, YOUR COMPANY NAME, PROJECT NAME, and the BID NUMBER on the outside of the submitted envelope, and include the original bid, plus 3 copies. Bids will be received until 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time, on Friday, March 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 Monday, March 19, 2012 at 10:00 a.m., Eastern Time. The Gulf County BOCC 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 BOCC also 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. All bids shall remain firm for a period of 60-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. BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA /s/ William C. Williams, III, Chairman March 1, 8, 2012 77527S NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAW PURSUANT TO SECTION 865.09, FLORIDA STATUTES NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of Gourmet by the Bay located at 6512 West Hwy 98 in the County of GULF, in the City of Port Saint Joe, Florida, 32456 intends to register the said name with the Divisions of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated at Port St. Joe, Florida, this 26th day of February, 2012. Jessica Fofanov March 1, 2012 77539S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 11-211-CA CENTENNIAL BANK, an Arkansas banking corporation, successor in interest to Coastal Community Bank, DBA Coastal Community Mortgage, a Florida Banking Corporation, Plaintiff, vs. KENDALL D. CRAWLEY, and WATAPPO PRESERVE OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC. Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accordance with the Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure dated February 23, 2012, in the abovestyled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Front Door of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL 32456 at 11:00 AM ET on March 29, 2012 the following described property: Lot 143, Wetappo according to plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 5, Page 36 through 42 of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida DATED on February 23, 2012. Rebecca L. Norris Clerk of Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk March 1, 8, 2012 77565S GULF COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS BID NO. 1112-11 The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) will receive sealed bids from any qualified person, company or corporation interested in performing: 2012 BEACH TILLING AND ESCARPMENT LEVELING SERVICES This project includes Beach Tilling and Escarpment Leveling Services along approximately 70 acres of St. Joseph Peninsula beaches for the purpose of penetrating, loosening and dressing beach sand prior to sea turtle nesting season (May 1). All potential Bidders shall have applicable experience in beach tilling operations, equipment capable of tilling the dry beach to a minimum depth of 36 inches below the surface and leveling escarpments, and shall provide references to document experience tilling for beach fill or similar projects. Completion date for this project will be by April 15, 2012 which is no less than 14-days from the date of the Notice to Proceed which should be approved by the Gulf County BOCC on March 27, 2012 and the Successful Bidder immediately notified. Liquidated damages for failure to complete the project on the specified date will be set at $500.00 per day. Plans and Specifications can be obtained from MRD Associates, Inc., 543 Harbor Boulevard, Suite 204, Destin, Florida 32541, (850) 654-1555. The bid must conform to Section 287.133(3) Florida Statutes, on public entity crimes. Cost for Plans and Specifications will be $25.00 per set if sent via mail and is non-refundable, or no cost if send via email. Checks should be made payable to MRD Associates, Inc. Any questions shall be directed to Joseph Morrow or Michael Dombrowski, PE at (850) 654-1555. Please place SEALED BID, YOUR COMPANY NAME, PROJECT NAME, and the BID NUMBER on the outside of the submitted envelope, and include the original bid, plus 3 copies. Bids will be received until 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time, on Friday, March 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 Monday, March 19, 2012 at 10:00 a.m., Eastern Time. The Gulf County BOCC 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 BOCC also 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. All bids shall remain firm for a period of 60-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. BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA /s/ William C. Williams, III, Chairman March 1, 8, 2012 77573S SECTION 00010INVITATION FOR BIDS NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS RFP No. 2012-01 The City of Port St. Joe will receive sealed bids from any qualified person, company or corporation interested in constructing: ADA Improvements to City Hall, City Fire Station, and the Port St. Joe Centennial Building being additions to the existing CDBG project known as: FIELD OF DREAMS AVENUE CDBG CONTRACT #10DB4N-02-33-02-E-08 The City of Port St. Joe will accept bids in duplicate form for ADA Improvements for City of Port St. Joe until 3:00 p.m. EST on April 3, 2012 at the City Hall, 305 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida, 32456, at which time and place all bids will be publicly opened and read aloud. Bids are invited upon the items and quantities of work as follows: Make Alterations, in order of priority, to City Fire Station, City Hall, and the Centennial Building for various ADA improvements including new toilet rooms for City Hall, accessible entrance and toilet room for the City Fire Station and accessible path and toilet rooms for the Centennial Building. Pre-Bid Conference A MANDATORY Pre-bid conference will be held at 3:00 PM (EST) on March 8, 2012 in the City Fire Station Conference Room at 305 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida, 32456. Point of Contact will be Charlotte Pierce, at (850) 229-8261. Site visits will be provided after the pre-bid conference is concluded. Contract documents, including drawings and technical specifications, are on file at the office of The Associates, LLC. 2nd Floor Office at 252 Marina Drive, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456 or 1038 Jenks Avenue, Panama City, FL 32401, (850) 785-2505. There is a $100.00 non-refundable fee for plans and specifications. Please call to schedule pick up of plans/specs. A certified check or bank draft, payable to the order of City of Port St. Joe, negotiable U.S. Government Bonds (at par value) or a satisfactory bid bond executed by the Bidder and an acceptable surety in an amount equal to five percent (5%) of the total bid shall be submitted with each bid on the form provided by the City. The successful bidder will be required to submit a list of his subcontractors for approval before award of contract. The person or affiliate who has been placed on the convicted vendor list following a conviction for a public entity crime may not submit a bid or a contract to provide any goods or services to a public entity, may not submit a bid on a contract on a public entity for the construction or repair of a public building or public work, may not submit bids on leases of real property to a public entity, may not be awarded or perform work as a contractor, supplier, subcontractor, or consultant under a contract with any public entity, and may not transact business with any public entity in excess of the threshold amount provided in Section 287.017, for Category Two for a period of 36 months from the date of being placed on the convicted vendor list. The Contractor shall comply in every respect with all applicable laws, regulations, and building and construction codes of the Federal Government, the State of Florida, the County of Gulf, the City of Port St. Joe, and shall obtain all such occupational licenses and permits as shall be prescribed by law. Contractor must ensure employees and applicants for employment are not discriminated against because of their race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. The City of Port St. Joe reserves the right to reject any one or all bids, or any part of any bid, to waive any informalities in any bid, and to award a contract deemed to be in the best interest of the City. Bids may be held by the City for a period not to exceed ninety (90) days from the date of the bid opening for the purpose of reviewing the bids and investigating the qualifications of bidders, prior to awarding the contract. All bids are to be logged in the Port St. Joe City Hall. CITY OF Port St. Joe City Manager March 1, 8, 2012 77567S BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL For TOURISM MARKETING AND ADVERTISING CONSULTING SERVICES RFP NO: 1112-12 The Gulf County Tourist Development, (TDC), a division of Gulf County is seeking proposals and submissions from firms for the purpose of providing advertising services. RFP closes Thursday, March 15th, 2012 no later than 4:00PM (local time) and will open on Monday, March 19th, 2012 at 10:00 am, E. T. LATE SUBMITTALS RECEIVED AFTER THE FOREMENTIONED DEADLINE DATE, EITHER BY MAIL, OR OTHERWISE, WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED AND RETURNED UNOPENED. THE TIME OF RECEIPT WILL BE DETERMINED BY THE TIME RECEIVED IN THE GULF COUNTY CLERK TO THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OFFICE. IT IS THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE FIRM FOR ASSURING THAT THE RFP IS RECEIVED IN THE CLERKSOFFICE BY THE DESIGNATED DATE AND TIME. NO FAXED, ELECTRONIC OR ORAL RFP WILL BE ACCEPTED. To be considered, Firm/Team must submit an original and five (5) copies of RFP in a sealed envelope or package, clearly marked with the Firm/ Teams name and address, and the words TDC Marketing and Advertising Services addressed to: Gulf County Board of County Commissioners c/o GULF COUNTY CLERKS OFFICE 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd. Port St. Joe, FL 32456 March 1, 8, 2012 77575S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No. 2011 264 CA REGIONS BANK, Plaintiff, vs. SYBIL R. DUNCAN; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SYBIL R. DUNCAN; WINDMARK BEACH COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION, INC.; and UNKNOWN TENANT, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment dated February 23, 2012, entered in Case No.: 2011 264 CA of the Circuit Court in and for Gulf County, Florida, wherein Sybil R. Duncan and Windmark Beach Community Association, Inc. are the Defendants, that I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, on March 22, 2012 beginning at 11:00 a.m. E.T. in the lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse facility, 1000 Costin Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida 32456, on the following described real property as set forth in the Final Judgment: Legal: LOT 71, WINDMARK BEACH, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 1, PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. NOTICE 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 24th day of February, 2012. Rebecca L. Norris Clerk of the Circuit Court By: BA Baxter As Deputy Clerk NOTICE 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 Court Administration at 1000 Costin Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida 32456 telephone 850229-6112, within two working days of your receipt of this notice; if you are hearing impaired, call 1-800955-8771; if you are voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8770. March 1, 8, 2012 77579S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 23-2010-CA-000233 DIVISION: BENEFICIAL FLORIDA, INC., Plaintiff, vs. BETTY J. HAND A/K/A BETTY JEAN HAND, et al, Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated February 23, 2012 and entered in Case No. 23-201-CA-000233 of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida in which Beneficial Florida, Inc., is the Plaintiff and Betty J. Hand a/k/a Betty Jean Hand, Homer W. Hand, are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in/ on the front lobby, Gulf County Clerk of Court office, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL 32456, Gulf County, Florida at 11:00 A.M. on the 24th day of May, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: LOTS 2 AND 4, BLOCK 4, CORRECTIVE REPLAT OF RIVERSIDE PARK UNIT NO. 1, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 38, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH A MOBILE HOME LOCATED THEREON AS A PERMANENT FIXTURE AND APPURTENANCE THERETO, DESCRIBED AS 1998 DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE HOME, VIN. NO. (S) GAFLV75B7826CD31 AND GAFLV75A7826CD31 A/K/A 122 PINECREST 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 60 days after the sale. Dated in Gulf County, Florida this 24th day of February, 2012. Rebecca L. Norris Clerk of the Circuit Court Gulf County, Florida By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk Albertelli Law Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 23028 Tampa, FL 33623 (813) 221-4743 If you are a person with a disability who needs assistance in order to participate in a program or service of the State Courts System, you should contact the Court Administrations office at (850) 747-5327, fax (850) 747-5717 within two (2) working days of receipt of this notice if you are hearing or voice impaired, please call 1-800-955-8771. To file response please contact Gulf County Clerk of Court, 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr., Blvd., Room 148, Port St. Joe, FL 32456. March 1, 8, 2012 86017S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 23-2010-CA-000451 DIVISION: BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP F/K/A COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P., Plaintiff, vs. JOSEPH L. JONES et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated February 15, 2012 and entered in Case No. 23-2010-CA000451 of the Circuit Court of the FOURTEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for GULF County, Florida wherein BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP F/K/A COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P. is the Plaintiff and JOSEPH L. JONES; MARTHA A. JONES; 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 E.T., on the 15th day of March, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 25, BAY BREEZE SUBDIVISION, AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA A/K/A 208 WHITING STREET, PORT SAINT 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 February 20, 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. 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Gulf Beach Drive Of ce]Retail_ \]^5,335sf multi^tenant bldg jt. George Island_ Also avail for lease_ inquire for terms_ `399,000 as, \]^3000sf, FFE incl., .47 ac, on site^pa SOLD dready`350 108 S. E. AVE. A CARRABELLE, FLORIDA 32322850-697-9604 850-323-0444 www.seacrestre.comwww. rst tness.com/carrabellePROPERTY MANAGEMENT AND RENTALSRENTALS2 BR 1BA, UNFURNISHED HOUSE Big Yard/Deep Water Dock .............................$650 1 BR RIVER CONDO, BOAT SLIP 3 Night Minimum .......................$105 PLUS DAILY 3 BR 1 BA FURNISHED HOUSE Monthly Rate, Carrabelle ................................$850 1 BR 1 BA UNFURNISHED APT Lanark, Remodeled, Includes Water ...............$475 2 BR 1 BA UNFURNISHED APT Lanark ............................................................$450 1 BR, SUN ROOM/DAYBED Furnished, Lanark ..........................................$450 3 BR 2 BA FURNISHED HOME On River, Boat Dock & Lift ............................$1000 2 BR 1 BA FURNISHED HOUSE On Bay ............................................................$900 3 BR 3 BA FURNISHED CONDO Downtown, 3 Night Minimum ....$105 PLUS DAILY OFFICE SPACE HWY 98 Frontage, Carrabelle ....$550 Plus Utilities Mexico BeachNice 2br/2ba home w/guest cottage on 2 lots, close to beach, $249k, Pelican Walk Real Estate Call (850) 647-2473 Text FL97623 to 56654 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. 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. Find the right person for your job today at emeraldcoastjobs.com 3br/2ba Townhome. Located in Jones Homestead, Eagle Landing subdivision. Beautiful & spacious.Spacious TownhomeClose to the schools, new hospital and St. Josephs Bay. $800 per month w/an $800 security/ damage deposit. Call Beach Properties Real Estate Group at (850) 227-2500 for more information and a tour of this well-kept townhome.Text FL97674 to 56654 Publishers NoticeAll real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on a equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. Choice Commercial Space coming available on Reid Ave. Corner of 3rd, adjacent to Mulberry Square. Currently successful pet store. Call Patrick 850-527-6090 or Randy 251-978-2538 1 bedroom Apt.; close to town; Dogwood Terrace Apartments; 808 Woodward Ave, PSJ; 850-227-7800 2 br, 1 ba, apartments for rent. call Kenny 850-227-6077 or Phil 850-227-6241 Government assistance accepted JOB NOTICEThe City of Port St. Joe (pop. 3445 is accepting applications for the following position:City Auditor/ClerkThe preferred candidate will have strong nance and computer skills, a bachelors degree and/or ve years of municipal experience. The person selected will be appointed and serve at the pleasure of the ve member City Commission. Please submit an application and cover letter along with ve references to The City of Port St. Joe, Attn. Jim Anderson, POB 278, Port St. Joe, Fl. 32457. Applications and a full job description can be found on our website cityofportstjoe.com. If you have any questions, please contact Jim Anderson at (850)229-8261. The Positions will close on March 15, 2012. The Salary will be DOQ. The City of Port St. Joe is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace. Fry Cook, Counter Help & Ice Cream Scoopers NeededAPPLY: Steamers Hot Dogs112 Reid Ave, Port St. Joe, FL g TOUCANS IS NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR ALL POSITIONS PLEASE APPLY BETWEEN 2 & 4Toucans Restaurant 719 Hwy 98 Mexico Beach FL 32456 Classified Advertising works hard ...filling the employment needs of area business firms, helping people to meet their prospective employers, helping people buy and sell all kinds of goods and services, and much more| }othing works harder than the Classifieds| 747-5020 Food Svs/HospitalityBack of the HouseLocal Restaurant seeking experienced professionals for back of house positions. 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