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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: 03-08-2012
Frequency: weekly
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gulf County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
Funding: Funded in part by the University of Florida, the Library Services and Technology Assistance granting program of Florida, the State Library and Archives of Florida, and other institutions and individuals.
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Thursday, MARCH 8 2012 By Tim Croft Star News Editor Doug Wheeler said the timing could not have been more appropriate. On the heels of the recent announcement that Eastern Shipbuilding would be expanding into Gulf County offering as many as 200 new jobs, Wheeler said the potential for developing the Port of Port St. Joe could not be greater. This is all coming at a time of bigger discussions in Tallahassee and a larger discussion in Washington about the value of seaports in creating jobs, said Wheeler, president of the Florida Ports Council and last weeks keynote speaker at the 76th annual dinner for the Gulf County Chamber of Commerce. During a night when Preble Rish Engineers were recognized by the Chamber as Business of the Year, George and Hilda Duren was honored with Lifetime Achievement awards and John and Carlene Parker were recognized for their volunteer efforts for the chamber, the main theme of the night remained the Port of Port St. Joe. Brian DIsernia, president of Eastern Shipbuilding, was in attendance along with Wheeler, a longtime friend of outgoing Chamber president Bobby Pickels. A new business will soon be joining our community, said Ralph Roberson before presenting the Chamber awards for 2012. They currently have 900 employees and are seeking to hire 500 more with some of those jobs right here in Gulf County. After noting Easterns long and successful record since its founding in 1976, Roberson nished his remarks by saying, Thank you for coming to Gulf County. Port hot topic at 76th Chamber dinner Special to The Star Gulf County Sheriff Joe Nugent would like to announce that he is seeking re-election to the of ce of Sheriff. Although not born in Gulf County, Nugent has lived 32 of his 56 years here. I am proud that the citizens of Gulf County have allowed me to serve as their Sheriff for the last ve years and with your support look forward to doing so for the next four years. My Law Enforcement career began with the Gulf County Sheriffs Of ce as a Deputy in 1987. In 1992 I went to work for the Port St. Joe Police Department where I later became a Sergeant (shift Supervisor). In October 1995 I returned to the Gulf County Sheriffs Of ce as Sergeant in charge of patrol operations. Over the next few years I was promoted to the rank of Captain, Major and then appointed Sheriff in July 2007. In 2009, with your support, I was elected to the Of ce of Sheriff. The children of Gulf County are our focal point and as promised the DARE program has been returned to both the elementary and middle schools. The Sheriffs Sheriff Nugent to run for re-election By Valerie Garman Star Staff Writer Sacred Heart President Roger Hall maintains that the quality of care a hospital provides is measured by the quality of the community that surrounds it. When people come through the doors (at Sacred Heart on the Gulf), it feels different, Hall said. It feels different because of our volunteers, because of our caregivers. Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf will celebrate its two year anniversary March 15, a milestone that Hall said has been quite an odyssey. In two years, Hall has seen an important partnership develop with the Gulf County Health Department, a new womens center rise from the ground, Medicaid reimbursement decrease by 20 percent, a capable staff and volunteer base develop and has witnessed a steady stream of support from the community. Opening a new hospital is certainly a journey, Hall said. We have certainly been able to have good quality care and patient satisfaction. Weve jumped that hurdle. In two short years, Sacred Heart on the Gulf has developed a reputation as a leader in patient satisfaction and quality care. Where we are today, Im happy to say our patient satisfaction score at the hospital on the Gulf is one of the highest in the region, Hall said. We have one of the highest patient satisfactions in this geographic area and one of the highest patient satisfactions in the state of Florida. Patient satisfaction is measured through Hospital Care Assurance Program (H-CAP) scores, which are available for comparison on the Medicare website. Hall sees Sacred Heart as more of a mission than a hospital. The volunteers are very Sacred Heart on the Gulf: 2 years and running strong A second chance at survival Gulf World team releases 16 sea turtles at Money Bayou Photos by VALERIE GARMAN | The Star A team from Gulf World Marine Park in Panama City released 16 rehabilitated sea turtles back into the Gulf waters at Money Bayou in Port St. Joe on March 1. This green sea turtle, named Abigail, was found cold-stunned in St. Joseph Bay on Feb. 13 and taken to Gulf World for rehabilitation. Below Members of the Gulf World Stranding Team watch the rehabilitated turtles disappear into the water. By Valerie Garman | Star Staff Writer A warm winter is a good winter for sea turtles. In a second chance at survival, 16 small turtles shimmied their way down the shoreline and back into the Gulf waters at Money Bayou in Port St. Joe March 1 after being rehabilitated at Gulf World Marine Park in Panama City Beach. Each juvenile turtle was given a name by Gulf World workers; Daniel, Noah, Aiden, Anthony, Chloe, Abagail and Adison were among those released in hopes they will one day reach maturity, a feat very few sea turtles accomplish. VALERIE GARMAN | The Star Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf will celebrate its second anniversary on March 15. Doug Wheeler of the Florida Ports Council was the keynote speaker, saying the timing of recent development news concerning the Port of Port St. Joe could not have been better. TIM CROFT | The Star SHERIFF JOE NUGENT See SECOND CHANCE A3 See CHAMBER A8 See NUGENT A2 See HEART A8 Green sea turtles Abigail and Adison make their way to the water. 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Local A2 | The Star Thursday, March 8, 2012 By Tim Croft Star News Editor Always check the fax machine. Linda Grif n learned that the hard way in November 2000. She had just successfully nished a long, arduous campaign for of ce she beat nine other candidates for Supervisor of Elections that year and was coming in for all the postelection paperwork that dots the Is and crosses the Ts for every election. And there, sitting on the fax machine, was a directive from Gov. Jeb Bush ordering a recount. I was baptized by re, Grif n said from her desk as she discussed her term in of ce. I guess it might have been Gods way of preparing me because I know God sent me to do this. The 2000 election would go down as one of the most contentious and extended in history, the U.S. Supreme Court ultimately ruling an end to the recount which in turn put Florida in George W. Bushs win column, putting him in the White House, despite losing the popular vote. Grif n remembers that year as a tough one on the ground in Gulf County. She was determined to meet and greet every voter she could possibly nd and says she believes it is the responsibility of every candidate to meet their constituents. One problem was that as deputy supervisor for Cora Sue Robinson, Grif n could only campaign after work, during the evenings and on weekends. At that time candidates endured two primaries six weeks apart before they even got to the general election. During a hot summer after Grif n decided late in the process to put her hat in the ring. She started on the north end of the county and worked south, she said, reaching nearly every house but a few on St. Joseph Peninsula. (My husband) Gus (Grif n) was beside me every step of the way, Grif n said. I could not have done it without him. It was an experience I wouldnt trade for a million dollars. I found out just how wonderful most people are. It was one of the most enjoyable experiences of my life and one of the most rewarding. She was hesitantly even in the race. Grif n had gone to work for Robinson a few months after being laid off from the St. Joseph Telephone and Telegraph Company, soon to be GTCom. Grif n had been at the telephone company 25 years. One day, employees came in to nd a package on their desk. It was a severance package, providing a set amout per year of service. Employees could sign the package and depart or not sign and have no guarantee of future employment. Grif n agonized and prayed for a few days. She took the severance in February 1997. Once I made up my mind it was like this burden had been lifted off my shoulders, Grif n said. She taught a few classes at Faith Christian School, but basically took it easy before an April encountered with the woman everyone called Miss Cora. Grif n still calls her Miss Cora to this day. Grif n ran into Robinson at the Post Of ce and during the conversation wondered if Robinson was hiring. She said, When can you start? Grif n said with a chuckle. She was such a precious person. People loved Miss Cora. She was a precious person to work for. She worked for Robinson until running in 2000 as an ill Robinson decided to retire. Robinson had to give Grif n the push to join the crowded eld, noting that Grif ns experience would prove invaluable in the job. Even after that four years of experience, it never entered my mind to run, Grif n said. The experience and Miss Cora prepared me. But nobody could prepare Grif n for those rst weeks in of ce. National newspapers visiting to check overand under-votes as the vote counting went on. Media of all variety from around the country calling and asking questions about the numbers. Grif n was completely unprepared until she saw the fax the morning after the election because she had been a candidate on that 2000 ballot. I didnt want to be around anywhere they were counting ballots, Grif n said. By morning she knew she had won and who had won local races. Only the fax machine indicated of what was to come over the next month and more. Grif n has never had an opponent for the job since, re-elected without opposition in 2004 and 2008. Miss. Coras training paid off. I always keep my law book handy on my desk, Grif n said. You need to always know what is in that law book. If you screw up an election, geez. (This job) its 365 days a year. Weve got to make sure we are telling voters and candidates the right thing. But times and elections have changed. The of ce rst got computers in 1996. Now, Grif n said elections are so technology-driven. Early voting has also changed the dynamics. Voters love it, Grif n said. And being able to have it up in Wewahitchka is also very important. But everything has changed. Everything is so much different. Nothing is the same. It was her time to step aside, she said, to let younger people who need jobs to get them. She is in the states deferred retirement program and doesnt believe in doubledipping by continuing to draw a salary after vesting her retirement. She has things she wants to do. Gus is retired also. There are plans, but there are also wistful memories. I have worked with a lot of great people, Grif n said. My staff, my poll workers, I could not have done anything without them. God sent me some special people to work with. That part I am really going to miss. 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 COMMER C IAL R ESIDENTIAL COMMUNITY ASSO C I A TION M GR. SPRING P ROMOTION N EW CU S TOMER S 1/2 O FF 2 MONTH S GULF COUNTY AND M EXI C O BEA C H (850) 247.8956 www.coastalpoolandspa.com Call 340-0879 for more information/appointment Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-12:00 524 First Street, Port St. Joe Now accepting applications for new students ages 3,4,5 Of ce has also established the Gulf County Explorer Post 3911, a program for boys and girls 12-18 interested in public safety, The Teen Driver Challenge, a program to help students with knowledge and hands-on experience to reduce their chances of being involved in a vehicle crash, The Ghost Out and Megan Napier Foundation Programs, to educate young adults on the dangers of drinking and driving. The Sheriffs Office offers these and other programs to help our children become productive members of society. As I begin my 25th year in Gulf County Law Enforcement I am asking for your support in the upcoming election. I am looking forward to serving the people of Gulf County and, as always, serving all of the people of Gulf County with an office that serves and protects all of its citizens. NUGENT from page A1 Grif n retiring as Supervisor of Elections FORMER SUPERVISIOR OF ELECTIONS LINDA GRIFFIN I always keep my law book handy on my desk. You need to always know what is in that law book. If you screw up an election, geez. (This job) its 365 days a year. Weve got to make sure we are telling voters and candidates the right thing. Linda Grif n

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Thursday, March 8, 2012 Opinion A4 | The Star There is nothing I enjoy more than getting to spend time with my children one-on-one. My second daughter seems to understand me more than the other two and she is a delightful dinner date. We have a Mediterranean restaurant in town that has gotten very good reviews, so I thought I would surprise her with a trip there on our weekly night out. She has always been game when it comes to trying new food and has a talent for determining the ingredients used in various dishes. We often request the chef to come to our table and conrm her thoughts. The restaurant we went to was called Nazar. I had no idea what it meant or what to expect with Mediterranean food, but I thought we would have a good time. The restaurant is in what had once been residential house in an area away from the chain restaurants and tourist traps. When we arrived, we noticed there werent many cars in the parking lot, but we didnt think much about it. After getting inside, we realized that there was only one couple eating, still we didnt have a problem with this. We did notice that there were a lot of eyes looking at us. At this time remember I had no idea what a Nazar was or what it meant I only knew that this restaurant had a lot of these blue eyes on the walls and they were all looking at us. Our host and waiter was the same fellow Cole. He was incredibly nice and knew the menu well. It is usually my choice to let the waiter choose what I eat; its just what I do. I liked Cole right off the bat, because he didnt even wait for me to ask him to choose for me. Cole recommended that we get the combination platter to share and the eggplant with sauce as an appetizer. He was dead on with his recommendation, the meal was phenomenal. My daughter and I were having such a wonderful time that we did not want to leave. So we didnt. We decided to get an order of baklava and a Turkish coffee apiece. As we sat enjoying our dessert and coffee, we discussed the eyes around us and the name Nazar. We decided to ask Cole. Our rst question to him was about the eyes and, of course, his answer was that they were Nazars, which also answered our second question. Cole went on to explain that these Nazar amulets protect against the evil eye and they are seen everywhere in Turkey. Turkish people use them on jewelry and hang them in and on their houses, ofces and cars to ward off evil. Through further research, I found out that Turkish folks like to pin Nazars on their babies clothing to guard against bad things. Cole went on to tell us that he had given some of these Nazars to a lady who was having ghost troubles in a rural area and that they worked! Im not a ghost person, but I do think if someone thinks something works, it usually does. This reminded me of the episode from The Andy Grifth Show where an older lady, Emma Watson, cant live without her pills. The pills were just sugar pills, or a placebo. However, Emma thought they made her feel better so they did. Now that I understood about the Nazar and its ties to Turkey and Mediterranean cuisine, I decided to do a little more research. In the late 1990s, I owned a little weekly newspaper in Huntsville, Ala. As a gimmick, I had a contest every week where I gave away 1,000,000 Turkish lira. Readers would send their entries in weekly to a trivia contest and I would randomly draw a name from the correct responses. Every few months, I would go to the bank and order about 20 million Turkish lira at a time and for just a few dollars I would get the foreign currency back in less than a week. I just thought it was fun to give away a million of anything. The Turkish currency came in 1,000,000 bills so it made it even more fun (and easier on me). In doing my research on Turkey, I decided to nd out what the exchange rate for the Turkish lira was now, compared to the U.S. dollar. Observe a county budget committee meeting to understand the 99 percent vs. 1 percent concept. The 1 percent is the county commissioners who make the decisions on county policy and as with most local government county policy is about how dollars are spent. The 99 percent is the county employees who must implement the policy, i.e. operate within scal mandates placed upon them. Talk about unfunded mandates the county has nothing on the state. To summarize, the county is operating on ice thinner than a Communion wafer, one heavy storm away from facing scal cataclysm, to hear constitutional ofcers and department heads tell the tale, as they did during a budget committee meeting. But one particular exchange was insightful in what it said about commissions past and how the county got into this mess. During a discussion about departments badly in need of replacing aging and out-of-date equipment the Property Appraiser and Sheriffs Ofce use computers that run on DOS, so 15 seconds ago 10 years ago, Public Works and the Sheriffs Ofce have aging vehicles deputy administrator Michael Hammond noted that there used to be a better system. Five years ago or so when things were going good, he said, there was a better system for replacing equipment. Hammond didnt complete the sentence because he didnt need to ve years ago when commissioners were awash in public money all a department needed to was ask and the commissioners gave. Price wasnt an issue because the public and their rising property values were pumping so much money into county coffers. Just as there is no calling for a rewrite on the relationship between the St. Joe Company and the Port St. Joe Port Authority, there is no rewrite on the drunken-sailor-on-shore-leave spending that amounted to county policy during the good years of the prior decade. It is evident that commissioners, as the proverbial squirrel ignored upcoming winter, paid little heed to the future. As several committee members noted last week, the county is one major event, natural or otherwise, from facing a scal abyss. Reserves are scant. Key departments are keeping equipment together with wire, tape and hope, or leaving broken equipment aside without the funds for xing. Those dollars that poured into the county during the previous decade, when the county budget exploded by more than 140 percent over a six-year period, are gone with the wind, spent like a lottery winner not caring about life beyond the expiration of their windfall. But now that the rubber is driving the county down the road toward a rising brick wall, a few suggestions: Get out of the landll business. The landll brings in a fraction of the tonnage required to resemble a break-even operation and loses hundreds of thousands of dollars a year. Instead of considering expanding the landll, as commissioners have discussed, the county should be exploring privatizing the operation. Maybe a private entity can make the landll work, but commissioners have watched that garbage pit soak up millions of taxpayer dollars over the last decade without attacking the problem take the public off the hook. At the same time adopt mandatory garbage pickup. The municipalities somehow make it work at a costsavings. Other, larger counties make it work. This is a county-wide issue; make a county-wide decision with district mentalities put aside and mandatory garbage pickup makes sense. Get a handle on Munis. The work order system much hailed as a solution to accountability and transparency in county government continues, according to a host of department heads and constitutional ofcers, to be anything but. Not user-friendly, consuming hours instead of saving them, whatever the reasons somehow the city of Port St. Joe has implemented the system, to rousing success, in half the eight years the county has been wrestling with the problem with limited to no success. Until commissioners provide a thoroughly transparent method for accounting how money is spent and the recent audit of the Tourist Development Council which looked at just a sampling of county business noted nearly a dozen instances of policies and procedures disregarded as public money was spent they have zero credibility with the public regarding their stewardship of taxpayer dollars. Get out of the park up-keep business. As was offered by several department heads, Public Works should stop having to provide upkeep to parks. The TDC is the appropriate entity to handle upkeep and upgrades of parks as part of its charge to promote tourism. The county has some two dozen parks, a creation of district agendas and money raining down from the state. The county can not afford to keep up each park, many of which are nothing more than vanity projects for past and current commissioners. Turn it over to the TDC. Look past today. Tough times come and go but regardless of the economy the county should have in place a funding stream for equipment, contingencies such as the rise in price of gasoline or a disaster. Given the good times of the last decade, those funds, if established and managed, would be providing a much-needed buffer in tough times. But if commissioners truly want to bring sense and balance to a difcult budget, they could start this year by beginning the move to county-wide voting. Because the mistakes of the past, the failures to save, to broaden horizons in decision-making that has brought the county and taxpayers to the current state is the lack of a cohesive vision enabled by a singlemember district system that does not work and a mentality among commissioners the county can not afford. Just ask the 99 percent. I bowed to the voice in the wilderness Keyboard KLATTERINGS The Nazar and how I lost millions Dollars and no sense TIM CROFT Star news editor Whew! I almost didnt spend the money fast enough! I had to hurry the framers, the roofer, the concrete people and Ike Mincy. This story started years back. And I had no idea about the ending until a few months ago. I was in high school when Mother rst brought up building a garage. She didnt want a large one mind you, just something to park our old 1960 Chevrolet in so she wouldnt get wet coming or going on grocery day. Course, she had a son in college and two more moving in that direction. Money was a little short. She put the garage on hold. Leon went on to optometry school. Like an inconsiderate adolescent, I picked an expensive private university. Vietnam postponed David Marks graduation for a couple of years. It took a while, and several circuitous twists and turns, but we managed to get out on our own and mom and dad added the garage they nally could afford. Mom put as much junk in it as was possible and still have room for a car. That garage housed rewood, lawnmowers, aged furniture waiting for a new home, empty mason jars, an old horse collar, newspaper stories on Princess Grace, a used-up whiskey barrel she never got around to making into a planter, the original mantle over our replace and I think one partridge in a pear tree. She added a small library above the garage for her numerous books and more stuff. Of course, it afforded extra wall space for grandchildren pictures. She was obviously proud of it, although she would never say as much. She came to visit right after Cathy and I had done a little addition to the back of our house in 1985. Son, why didnt you add a garage? You know, they are mighty handy. I wasnt sure if she meant they were handy for parking your car, or storing your junk! It didnt really matter. We had two sons just growing into their teen years. We had taken out another mortgage to enlarge the tiny kitchen and add that second bathroom Cathy convinced me we were in desperate need of. It was two months after we nished before we could afford a shower curtain, even the eeting thought of a garage was out of the question. We had almost paid off the second mortgage when Josh went off to college. And before he could get out, Jesse joined him. Folks, I dont even have to discuss tuition for two. Many of you have been there! I will sum up my economic college afliation by reminding you I paid $400 for a biology book! About the only thing I could gure, that primer must have contained original skeletal remains of a Cro-Magnon man! Josh fell in love. Ker-chang! While he is romancing his new girlfriend with steak tartar at the Fountain Blue overlooking the picturesque Cumberland River, Cathy and I are back home eating lettuce gumbo and fried baloney sandwiches. It seemed like my boys were in college through three presidential terms and two Mideast wars. Eating was always more important to me than parking cars. I didnt put my garage on hold it wasnt even on the radar! Had it sprang to mind, it would have been more like a dream than a possibility. The boys nally got out on their own. They married well and Im only two mortgages and an extended credit card short of being even. Im thinking life is good. And there could be a light at the end of the tunnel. It dimmed a mite when Cathy decided to help with the grandchildrens various enterprises. Our boys dont need us now. They havent asked for a penny in years. They dont expect or want a thing. Cathy hasnt let that stand in her way. Have you bought a dance recital outt for a 4-year-old lately? Im telling you, theyre more expensive than college biology books. Daddy died in 1979. Mom left us a year and a half ago. Leon, Dave and I sold the home place. It was too far away for any of us to check on and none of us wanted to clean out the garage. It was the rst money I reckon that had just been handed to Cathy and I. We didnt really know what to do. Garage. GARAGE! It was like a voice crying in the wilderness! A one eyed guy could see this plan coming a mile away! But I had to act fast. Cathy would pass this money on to the kids if I didnt spend it rst. I offered a bonus to the rst contractor that could get to the house. How soon could you start? Im on a short timetable here. Cant you guys nail any faster than that? I had to get my garage project up and running before the next dance recital or birthday trip to Monkey Joes! It was amazing to watch that garage go up. And I am indebted to so many people who worked so hard on it. They assumed they were just putting up another building. I thought so for a while. And then I heard that voice in the wilderness. Not crying out this time, but whispering softly. Mom had rst mentioned the idea to me a quarter of a century ago. Then she hung around long enough to get my boys through college. She didnt exactly hand me the money, but it sure would not have been possible without her. Mothers dont ever quit! And when you ride by my house, please understand youre seeing much more than a simple garage out to the side. Ive already wheeled in the lawnmower, mason jars and some old furniture. Im looking for a mantel and a horse collar. Thanks Mom, No. 2 Son HUNKER DOWN Kesley Colbert USPS 518-880 Published every Thursday at 135 W. U.S. 98 Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Publisher: Rick Martin Editor: Tim Croft POSTMASTER: Send address change to: The Star P.O. Box 308 Port St. Joe, FL 32457-0308 Phone 850-227-1278 PERIODICAL RATE POSTAGE PAID AT PORT ST. JOE, FL 32457 WEEKLY PUBLISHING SUBSCRIPTIONS PAYABLE IN ADVANCE IN COUNTY $24.15 year $15.75 six months OUT OF COUNTY $34.65 year $21 six months Home delivery subscribers may be charged a higher rate for holiday editons. TO ALL ADVERTISERS In case of error or omissions in advertisements, the publishers do not hold themselves liable for damage further than the amount received for such advertisement. The spoken word is given scant attention; the printed word is thoughtfully weighed. The spoken word barely asserts; the printed word thoroughly convinces. The spoken word is lost; the printed word remains. Circulation:1-800-345-8688 CRANKS MY TRACTOR BN Heard See NAZAR A5

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Thursday, March 8, 2012 Send your letters to : LETTERS TO THE EDITOR P.O. Box 308 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 Fax: 850-227-7212 Email: tcroft@star.com Comments from our readers in the form of letters to the editor or a guest column are solicited and encouraged. A newspapers editorial page should be a forum where differing ideas and opinions are exchanged. All letters and guest columns must be signed and should include the address and phone number of the author. The street address and phone number are for verication and will not be published. Letters must be in good taste and The Star reserves the right to edit letters for correctness and style. S HARE Y O U R OPINION S Letters A5 | The Star I got sick. I got the kind of sick you would get when someone duct-taped your hands behind you and made you watch as they ushed your 50 million dollar lottery ticket down the toilet. The rst thing that popped up was... 1 Turkish lira = 0.5677 U.S. dollars I quickly gured with the present exchange rate that I was giving away over a half million U.S. dollars a week. Had the Turkish lira gone up that much? Had the U.S. dollar gone down that much? This could not be right. I researched back a few more years and got sicker. It seemed that about four years ago, the Turkish lira and U.S. dollar were exchanging almost one to one. I dont keep up with such things, but there had to be an explanation. There was an explanation and my multimillionaire generosity was short lived. I have to admit that I was very relieved. It seems that in 2005, they came up with a New Turkish Lira, where they dropped six zeroes. It made me feel better to know that I had still been giving away less than a dollar when I was giving away all that Turkish cash. Im denitely going to get one of those Nazars to protect me. Find more stories at www.CranksMyTractor. com. Getting paid to go shopping might sound like a dream job, but buyer beware: For each legitimate mystery or secret shopper opportunity, probably hundreds more are scams. In fact, the National Consumers League (NCL) says complaints regarding fraudulent mystery shopper and work-at-home schemes were up nearly 9 percent during the past six months. Here are tips for spotting bogus mystery shopper programs: Many retailers hire marketing research companies to gauge their employees quality of customer service. Those companies in turn hire mystery shoppers to make purchases anonymously and ll out questionnaires documenting their experience. Many research rms belong to the Mystery Shopping Providers Association (www.mysteryshop.org), a trade organization that links businesses with mystery shopping providers. (MSPA also provides a search engine where people can register for mystery shopping assignments.) Unfortunately, scammers increasingly are using newspaper and Internet job ads, emails and phone calls to snare unsuspecting consumers with promises of quick, easy money for minimal effort. Heres how a typical mystery shopping scam might work: You answer an ad and are hired as a mystery shopper to evaluate its clients businesses. The company sends an ofciallooking employment packet containing the business evaluation forms youll supposedly use. But rst, youll be required to complete a socalled training assignment to make sure youre a suitable employee. Thats where the fraud comes in: The company claims its evaluating a money transfer service like Western Union. They send you a large check with instructions to deposit it in your personal checking account. You are told to keep a certain amount as your fee and then to pose as a customer by wiring the balance to a third party usually within 48 hours. You then submit a report about your customer experience. What you may not realize is that the original check was fake. Scammers know that by law, banks generally must make deposited funds under $5,000 available within a few days. They count on your completing the transaction before the check has been cleared by the issuing bank, which may take several weeks. Once your bank discovers the fraud, it will bounce the check and you are on the hook for the whole amount you wired plus your wasted time. Common red ags include: Legitimate companies will never ask you to send a money transfer for any purpose. Legitimate companies dont charge shoppers a fee to work. Be suspicious if youre hired on the basis of an email or phone call without any interview or background checks. Companies that promise you can make a lot of money as a mystery shopper are almost certainly scams. If mystery shoppers are asked to make purchases, its usually for very small amounts for which they will be reimbursed. Mystery shoppers are paid after completing their assignments and returning the questionnaires. Shoppers never receive checks upfront. Jason Alderman directs Visas nancial education programs. To Follow Jason Alderman on Twitter: www.twitter.com/PracticalMoney. Beware of mystery shopper scams JASON ALDERMAN By Keith L. Jones, CPA A tax credit is a dollar-for-dollar reduction of taxes owed. Some tax credits are refundable meaning if you are eligible and claim one, you can get the rest of it in the form of a tax refund even after your tax liability has been reduced to zero. Here are four refundable tax credits you should consider to increase your refund on your 2011 federal income tax return: 1. The Earned Income Tax Credit is for people earning less than $49,078 from wages, self-employment or farming. Millions of workers who saw their earnings drop in 2011 may qualify for the rst time. Income, age and the number of qualifying children determine the amount of the credit, which can be up to $5,751. Workers without children also may qualify. For more information, see IRS Publication 596, Earned Income Credit. 2 The Child and Dependent Care Credit is for expenses paid for the care of your qualifying children under age 13, or for a disabled spouse or dependent, while you work or look for work. 3. The Child Tax Credit is for people who have a qualifying child. The maximum credit is $1,000 for each qualifying child. You can claim this credit in addition to the Child and Dependent Care Credit. 4. The Retirement Savings Contributions Credit, also known as the Savers Credit, is designed to help low-to-moderate income workers save for retirement. You may qualify if your income is below a certain limit and you contribute to an IRA or workplace retirement plan, such as a 401(k) plan. The Savers Credit is available in addition to any other tax savings that apply. There are many other tax credits that may be available to you depending on your facts and circumstances. Since many qualications and limitations apply to various tax credits, it would be wise to contact a Certied Public Accountant. CPAs are who Americans count on to provide them with sound tax and nancial advice. Contact Keith at keith@ keithjonescpa.com. 4 tax credits that can boost your refund NAZAR from page A5 LETTER TO THE EDITOR Dear Editor: The citizens of Port St. Joe should be glad, very glad. In the news last week, numerous sources reported a huge re that broke out at a 750 megawatt biomass plant east of London, England. This is Britains rst and largest dedicated biomass plant and the re broke out in a fuel storage area at its wood-pellet re power station that had only begun generating power last month. The power station opened in 1969 and previously burned coal until recently using 100 percent biomass fuel by burning wood pellets. Thank heavens there were no injuries reported. Police and over 100 reghters were called to the plant. Reuters reported, The re service said operations were being hindered by the fact that the re is high up in the main structure of the building, making it difcult for crews to reach. Can you imagine this happening here in Port St. Joe? On Oct. 4, 2011, our city commissioners voted to approve a development order to build a biomass facility here, but thank goodness, the developers of the facility could not get funding. Had they gotten this funding, this facility would be under constructed right now, making it possible for the same situation to happen here as in the UK. This proposed plant here would have been smaller 65 megawatts but would have had an additional risk of explosion because it was to have the worlds rst biomass integrated gasication combined cycle project. Port St. Joe would have been guinea pigs for a risky project. Also of note is the much smaller biomass facility on campus at the University of South Carolina, where a boiler exploded and two other potentially lethal accidents happened. Port St. Joe ofcials should take notice of this and make sure a pellet, or other type of biomass facility, doesnt get built in Port St. Joe. Dave Dorris Port St. Joe Port St. Joe citizens should be glad Congress needs to readdress, as well as rewrite, more exibility into the MagnusonStevens Act. No longer can we the people be held hostage to the best available science clauses within it as it creates unreliable data and false echoes as to the health of the different species causing needless regulations, mismanagement and wasted dollars in management practices like we all see with our Red Snapper! The United We Fish rally held in Washington, D.C. in February 2010 was a success, but seemed to fall on deaf ears as those in charge continued to waste time and money on catch shares and their models of the best available science. This year may be the one when we are heard as it is a big election year! We all need to come together for this rally. We will be heard on the lawn of the Capitol Building this March 21. With 5,000 anglers, commercial shermen and concerned business owners at the 2010 rally, we hope to have many more this year for the Keep America Fishing rally. It will also be online at http:// keepamericashing. com. Please join us in Washington as we shout, United We Fish I Fish I Vote! Two buses will be departing from Panama City to D.C. and back, leaving early morning on March 20 and returning the morning of March 22. The bus ride is offered for free courtesy of Rafelds Fisheries. The only expense will be for food and to split a hotel room on the way up just outside of D.C. on March 20. All interested should contact Tom Adams at (850) 381-1313 or by email at tomadams@ mexicobeachcharters. com; or Bob Zales at (850) 814-8001 or by email at bobzales@att. net. The Magnuson Stevens act was written 36 years ago and did not encompass ALL then it does now. It, like an old boat, needs overhauling every now and again to keep up with our changing sh stocks and the times. Those at National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) and at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) just keep plugging along. We have to force them to overhaul this system and bring it up to 2012 standards and for the future. We need these changes now so we can sh now and protect these rights for our children and generations to come. We all know how many Snapper are out there we have to make them understand! If you cannot join the rally, please at least join the Recreational Fishing Alliance (RFA). We are a non-prot and your membership dues will only go to ghting these unfair regulations for all shermen and to keep you informed of upcoming legislation and rule changes that will affect your right to sh. Call or write Tom Adams to join the new Forgotten Coast Chapter of the RFA 3811313 or tomadams@ mexicobeachcharters. com. I sh, I vote! Local shermen to rally at Capitol Hill

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Thursday, March 8, 2012 EV E RYTHING FOR Y OUR O UTDOOR ADV E NTUR E Corner of Marina Drive, Port St. Joe, FL (next to Piggly Wiggly) www.BWOsh.com 5 t h A n n u a l EV E EV E EV RYTHING FOR E RYTHING FOR E Y OUR Y OUR Y O UTDOOR ADV E UTDOOR ADV E UTDOOR ADV NTUR E NTUR E E Corner of Marina Drive, Port St. Joe, FL 5 5 A A n A n A O ur BIGGEST S ALE of the Y ear! HUGE SAVINGS ON T H OUSANDS OF I TEMS MARCH 30 & 31 FRIDAY 7A M 6P M ET & S ATURDAY 7A M 5P M ET E-mail outdoors news to tcroft@ star .com Page 6 O UTDOORS www.starfl.com Section Section A Freshwater Inshore This week the water temperature in St. Joe Bay has reached 66 degrees. only a few more weeks until we reach the magic number of 68 degrees. Red sh are being spotted in Eagle Harbor and on the ats in the bay, as well as trout. Some decent sized sh are being caught at the sea wall in the marina, but the better reports are coming in from Cape San Blas and Inian pass. Snow birds are reporting good whiting catches from the beaches and a few pompano. This warming trend is great for shing. Good reports from Lake Wimico and Howard creek are of great catches of shellcracker, bass, and cat sh. The rising waters last week was also good for cat sh at the damns and in the Big rivers. Crappie continue to bite in all the waters around the Forgotten Coast, but better reports are coming in from Depot Creek. SPONSORED BY KING COBIA PHOTOS SPECIAL TO FLORIDA FREEDOM NEWSPAPERS Jared Jenkins shows off a 93.8-pound cobia he caught on the Full Pull to take top honors in the Destin Cobia Tournament at HarborWalk Marina. By Tina Harbuck Florida Freedom Newspapers Its not a rumor. The crew aboard the Full Pull spotted the rst cobia of the season Wednesday afternoon just off the beach at Navarre. However, the crew, which has pulled in the rst cobia of the season 10 times to kick off the Destin Cobia Tournament at HarborWalk Marina, wasnt so lucky Wednesday. She wouldnt bite, said Capt. Chris Wagner, who was shing along with Andy Block and Tyler Jenkins. All we had were choafer and pin sh, Block said. Not to mention the four-hour window of sunshine to catch a sh. And they didnt see the cobia until the last 15 minutes. Conservatively, she was 80 pounds, Block said. She was a pretty sh. The crew got to work the cobia and toss baits at her for about 15 minutes. After that the fog rolled in and we couldnt see nothing, Blocksaid. This was the Full Pulls rst time in search of cobia this season. Last year they landed the rst cobia of the season on March 10. Its been so warm lately, I just knew there would be a sh out there, Block said, But the ol girl got away. The Full Pull was headed back out Thursday in hopes of landing that rst one. However, they soon might nd themselves with company on the water as others gear up for the season. Im hoping for a good season, said Capt. John Tenore of the Dawn Patrol, but its hard to tell. And it will probably start early, because of the warm weather. Capt. Tenore took rst place in the 30-foot and under division of the Destin Cobia Tournament last year with an 86.6-pounder caught on March 17. We saw 12 that day and ended up with three, he said. The number of sh caught last year overall wasnt real high, Tenore said, but we had good quality sh. And if the sh decide to show up early, Weve just got to go with it. Tenore is making plans to hit the water next week in search of cobia. But before he does or anyone does You need to make sure all your tackle is in order, he said. New lines and leaders for the year. Its also good to have an assortment of bait, Tenore said. He suggested such baits as choafer, eels, mullet, cobia jigs and tube lures. Tenore said he likes to take a black and an orange tube lure, until the eels are in for bait. He said one of the biggest cobia hes ever caught was on a tube lure. Another tool of the trade are a good pair of polarized sunglasses to be able to spot the cobia in the water. Also bring plenty of clothes, because you never know when the wind might kick up on the water, he said. As for where, I like to sh in close if its not rough, Tenore said, adding that 20 to 40 feet of water is the sweet spot. However, if its rough, you have to sh outside the break. Early arrivals of cobia usually show up in 62 to 63 degree water, if the conditions are right, Tenore said. But when the water temps hit 68 to 70, its on then, Tenore said. Were already getting antsy, he said. And I wouldnt be surprised if one was caught early. Capt. Kirk Reynolds of the SS Enterprise, who is usually right in the thick of things, said, Its going to be an interesting season. He tends to think the cobia will just trickle in instead of a big run. But its possible well see. And folks might be seeing one sooner than they think as boat captains make plans to hit the water in the next few days. Tournament fish gets ready to run Star Staff Report The last opportunity until fall to climb the Cape San Blas Lighthouse during a full moon comes tonight and Friday. 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, tonight 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. 15th annual Destin Cobia Tournament HarborWalk Marina This tournament begins as soon as the rst cobia is caught off the beach by a registered boat. Entry fee: $500 Tournament dates: From rst sh landing until April 30. Weigh in: Daily at HarborWalk Marina until 8 p.m. Awards ceremony: 6 p.m., May 11 at Harry Ts. Last year more than $35,000 in cash and prizes were awarded. Cobia World Championships Harbor Docks Captains meeting: 6 p.m., March 16 at Harbor Docks. Entry fee: $250 (Overall World Champion, Junior World Champion, Ladies World Champion); $100 (28-foot and Under World Championships Junior World Champion and Ladies World Champion). Tournament dates: March 17 to May 6. Weigh-in: Daily 4-8 p.m. at Harbor Docks. On May 6, weigh-in closes at 6 p.m. Awards ceremony: Follows nal weigh-in, 6 p.m. on closing day, May 6, at Harbor Docks. Hogs Breath Cobia Shootout Hogs Breath Captains meeting: 6:30 p.m., April 5, at Hogs Breath Caf. Entry fees: $550 on or before March 21, $600 after March 21. Tournament dates: April 6-7. Weigh-in: Daily from 5-8 p.m. behind Hogs Breath. Crab Cruncher Classic Harbor Docks Captains meeting: 7 p.m., April 12 at Harbor Docks. Entry fee: $500. Tournament dates: April 13-15. Weigh-in: 4-8 p.m. April 13 and 14; 4-6 p.m. April 15. Awards ceremony: Follows closing of scales on Sunday. Ling-a-Palooza Destin Charter Services Entry fee: $318 until March 31, and $371 from April 1-12. Tournament dates: April 13-15. Weigh-in: Daily from 4-8 p.m. at Destin Fishing Fleet Marina. SPECIAL TO THE STAR Last full moon lighthouse climb this week COBIA TOURNAMENT

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Thursday, March 8, 2012 We have so many wonderful faces and personalities to choose from. Adopting is easy and inexpensive. In return you will get years of companionship, love, and lots and lots of memories. Be sure to come by the Port St. Joe Marina around lunchtime (11:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m.) and enjoy a hot dog or chili dog (max. 2 hot dogs) lunch, (chips, and soda included for a $5.00 cash donation. All proceeds will be given to the Humane Society. We have so many wonderful faces and personalities to choose from. Adopting is We have so many wonderful faces and Dogs for Dogs March 9, 2012 Every Second Friday of the Month 11:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m. At Port St. Joe Marina 340 Marina Drive, Port St. Joe, Fl 32456 850-227-9393 PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA SP O RTS www.starfl.com A Page A7 Section Florida Freedom Newspapers Theryl Brown was the states top football player in Class 1A this past season, and now he has the award in hand to prove it. The Wewahitchka senior was tabbed the Class 1A player of the year by the Florida Dairy Farmers organization late last year. A running back, Brown led all area players with more than 2,700 yards of offense and 38 touchdowns. This is just a great thing that hes been honored with that, said Wewahitchka coach Dennis Kizziah. He de nitely earned it. He earned it on the eld, and hes been dedicated to a whole season of just hard work and helping the team win. That exempli es the kind of individual he is, too. This is a great stepping stone for the program. Hes probably the rst one thats ever received that here. Brown, 6-foot-1, 170 pounds, nished with 130 voting points to surpass Jefferson Countys Alphonso Footman (115) in the balloting. Union Countys Kendall Wright (91) was third. Hes not a big kid, but hes very durable and really worked hard in the offseason getting stronger in his legs and his upper body, Kizziah said. That made him the player that he was and the player that he is. He had enough help back there with Justin Flowers and Jalyn Addison that it took a lot of the load off him, and theyre pretty good, too. But Theryl carried the brunt of the load and he just responded to what we were doing. By Tim Croft Star News Editor The future of the Port St. Joe High School boys basketball program will be on display this weekend. On Friday and Saturday, Port St. Joe Junior/Senior High School will host the Northwest Florida Youth Basketball Tournament, which will feature teams from all over the Panhandle, including Port St. Joe, Franklin County, Panama City, Pensacola and Navarre. Port St. Joe opens play against Franklin County at 5:30 p.m. ET on Friday. This is an annual tournament and we received the opportunity to host it this year, said Port St. Joe High coach Derek Kurnitsky. This is pretty big honor. Teams will be bringing over their all-star squads. You will have 28 to 30 Port St. Joe kids playing. There will be some good basketball. There will be three double-elimination tournaments transpiring over those two days. There will be 10-under, 12-under and 14-under brackets and teams. The Port St. Joe 10-under team, which will be coached by Sandy Quinn, is the defending champion in the tournament. The 12-under team will be coached by Raye Bailey and Kurnitsky will coach the oldest group of players. The tournament is just one facet of the summer youth basketball program that serves as a feeder program to the high school. It is a program Kurnitsky has pretty much created on his own. We always feed up, Kurnitsky said. If you dont have a system, you have to create your own feeder program. The program emphasizes basics. Practices are less about putting the ball in the net as understanding what surrounds the play that puts the team in a position to put the ball in the net. We are into skill development, Kurnitsky said. We work on the small things, ball handling, defense, passing. The Northwest Florida Youth Basketball Tournament is free and open to the public. Everyone should come out, Kurnitsky said. This is fun basketball, good basketball. It is a lot of fun for the kids. Star Staff Report The Port St. Joe Lady Shark softball team participated in the Timberwolves Softball Classic in Tallahassee last weekend. Sixteen teams participated in this years tournament. The Lady Sharks are now 5-1. Port St. Joe opened against Tallahassee Lincoln, winning 3-0. MaKayla Ramsey was on the mound pitching all seven innings. She faced 27 batters, giving up only two hits, striking out four, while walking none. The Lady Shark bats were led by Katie Lacour going 4 for 4, Katie Gardner 2 for 3 with a RBI and Brittany King 1 for 4 with two RBIs. Coach Jim Belin said, The defense was terri c with no errors committed in the game. Next up was top-ranked and defending state Class 6A champion Niceville, which beat the Lady Sharks 17-0. Alex Hodge started the game on the mound as Ramsey came on in relief. Leading hitters for the Lady Sharks were Lacour going 1 for 2 and Hodge going 1 for 1. This was the best team we have faced in many years, Belin said. But, to get better you have to play the better teams. This was a learning experience. The nal game was against John Carroll Catholic, from Fort Pierce. The Lady Sharks held on to a 5-4 lead in the bottom of the seventh as Kelsey Miles elded a ball on a base hit up the middle with runners at second and third and two outs. She charged the ball and threw out the John Carroll runner at the plate. Ramsey came in to relieve starter Hodge with no outs and runners on third and second. Ramsey struck out the next two batters before allowing the hit on which the clinching play was made. Hodge pitched six innings, facing 23 batters, giving up four runs on seven hits, striking out three, while walking three. Ramsey faced three batters striking out two and allowing that the hit that led to the play of the night. Lacour and Hayley Wood were 1 for 3 for Port St. Joe and Addison Rice was 1 for 2. The Lady Sharks host Liberty County tonight at 5 p.m. ET. Star Staff Report With wins over West Gadsden and Wewahitchka last week, the Port St. Joe High School baseball team improved to 5-2 on the season and 2-0 in District 1-4A play. Last Thursday night, the Tiger Sharks beat West Gadsden 22-3 in a game shortened due to the mercy rule. Austin Clayton earned the win over four innings of work, allowing just three hits, and Bryce Godwin closed the game out. Tucker Smith was 2 for 3 with four runs-scored for Port St. Joe. C. J. Butts was 2 for 3 with three RBIs, Tyler Worley was 2 for 3, Austin Howze had two hits in two plate appearances, Coy Burke was 2 for 3 and Austin Clayton was 2 for 2. The following night, Port St. Joe downed county rival Wewahitchka 6-3. Austin Howze (3-1) pitched a complete-game four-hitter, striking out 13. Worley was 2 for 4 with an RBI for Port St. Joe. Ricky Pennington was 1 for 1 with a double that scored the go-ahead run. Smith was 1 for 2, Howze 1 for 2 and Clayton 1 for 3. The Tiger Sharks host Liberty County tonight at 5 p.m. ET. Star Staff Report The Wewahitchka High School softball team improved to 5-3 overall, 4-1 in district play, with a 21-9 win over Altha last Friday. Tara Williams led the Lady Gators on offense, going 5 for 5 including a grand slam home run and a double. Cheyenne Luckie had four singles in ve trips to the plate and Jessica Smith was 3 for 5 with a triple. Tori Lanter reached base ve times on three singles and two walks. Ashleigh Price started and pitched one inning, striking out one and walking one. Tara Walding pitched the next four innings, striking out two and walking four and Smith nished up, striking out one in the nal inning of a game called on the mercy rule. Wewahitchka is at home at 6 p.m. CT versus Blountstown on Friday. Star Staff Report Last week was one of mixed results for the Wewahitchka High School baseball team. The Gators beat Altha 4-3 on Feb. 29 and two days later lost 6-3 to Port St. Joe. Against Altha, Austin Chumney was the winning pitcher in relief and drove in the game-winning run with a double in the home half of the seventh inning. Cory Walding started and pitched six innings, allowing three runs on three hits, striking out four and walking three. Walding was also 1 for 3 at the plate with two RBIs and a run-scored. Chris Myrick was 2 for 4 and scored the game-winning run for the Gators. Against Port St. Joe, Myrick was 1 for 3 with a triple, RBI and run-scored, Justin Flowers had a hit and drove in two runs and Cole Harper was 1 for 1 with two walks and scored twice. The Gators host Graceville on Friday night. Wewahitchkas Brown collects football award SPECIAL TO THE STAR Theryl Brown received his plaque as Class 1A football player of the year this week from the Florida Dairy Farmers. TIM CROFT | The Star The Future Ballers at Port St. Joe will host a youth basketball tournament this weekend. Port St. Joe hosts youth tournament this weekend Tiger Sharks improve to 5-2 Lady Sharks nish 2-1 in Tallahassee Wewahitchka baseball splits week Lady Gators get win over Altha

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Last year the Florida Legislature approved record funding for ports. That trend continues in this years proposed budget, Wheeler said. The Florida Ports Council, Wheeler said, sees much happening that has the potential to lift Florida. Your timing (for development of the Port of Port St. Joe) could not be any better, Wheeler said. That is the most critical piece, to get things going bring the momentum that is needed. Wheeler said Eastern, which is proposing to hire as many as 200 workers for its Gulf County site, could be seen as a critical, but rst step. The partnership with the St. Joe Company, formally put to paper in a Memorandum of Understanding in January, was also crucial, Wheeler said. Seaports are publiclyowned but for them to operate successfully there is a need for private partnerships, Wheeler said. (The arrival of Eastern) will build on itself. I would expect more good news in the short term rather than long off. Eastern Shipbuilding is a huge step, but it is a rst step. Wheeler said community support for the port was critical to future growth and said the Port of Port St. Joe would have a lot of opportunities to see it have a regional impact. Sometimes, stars align. Florida has much going for it in building jobs through ports, Wheeler continued. Geographically, Florida can easily reach 50 percent of the nation by rail or truck. A population of nearly 18 million and some 31 million visitors each year makes for an attractive market and locale, Wheeler said. Today, $70 billion in goods move through Florida ports, and ports provide 550,000 direct and indirect jobs at an average wage of $54,000 per year and bring in more than $1.7 billion in tax revenue to the state. From an economic standpoint ports stand on their own, Wheeler said. The expansion of the Panama Canal and existing trade partners in South and Latin America, such as Brazil, Florida is a player in international trade. International trade is good for economic recovery, Wheeler said. It is one of the sectors weve seen growth in even in this economy. There is a real education that needs to take place with policy makers and the public needs to learn about the value of ports. Business of the Year Started by Greg Preble and Ralph Rish with, as Roberson said, a small loan, an of ce, one employee and no contracts, in Port St. Joe, Preble Rish Engineers now has more than 40 of ces and more than 100 employees, Rish said. Rish added that he and Preble committed in the beginning that a portion of pro ts would be returned to the communities in which they operate. A Culture of Commitment Rish called it and as of last week he said the company had donated more than $800,000 to community projects, ball teams and the like. Rish said they also made a commitment to always buy local. They have been true community partners, Roberson said. Lifetime Achievement Failing is not an option and never has been, said Anna Duren of her parents while introducing them last week. The couple founded a Saveway grocery store in Port St. Joe in 1976, built a larger store on what is now The Family Dollar Store buying into the Piggly Wiggly franchise in 1996 and building the Port City Shopping Center in 2001. The commitment in a community at a time when the old paper mill had been shuttered permanently was enormous. The Durens rode the turmoil out and today have added Bluewater Outrigger to their holdings, all while making the same sort of commitment to community that Preble Rish had made. I want people to say at my funeral that I lived in Port St. Joe and possibly left the community a little better, George Duren said. The biggest honor for me is that this is coming from all of you and we sincerely thank you. important, Hall said. We have over 100 volunteers that provide an enormous service. Theyre kind of the communitys eyes inside the hospital. They help us provide the quality, caring service that the community wants. With the initial staf ng and training behind them, Hall said the goal now is to improve and expand the services offered at Sacred Heart. The deviation from one year to two years is that we have more services, more doctors and not only are we more entrenched in the community, were more entrenched in our ability to work together as a team, Hall said. Who would think in two years weve added these services and recruited these doctors? Hall said Sacred Heart recently recruited two new doctors, one pediatrician and one internal surgeon who will also provide primary care. Hall said one of the main goals at this point is to continue to build up the hospitals primary care base. The hospital recently received a primary care grant through its partnership with the health department to jumpstart the effort. And although there are plans to open a new cardiac and pulmonary wellness center, Hall said primary care must come rst. The hospitals new womens diagnostic center also opened last fall, offering digital mammography services, bone density scanning and ultrasound testing. The womens diagnostics is certainly a great service, Hall said. Its very patient-oriented in a comfortable setting. The women that have utilized it have been very grateful that we have these services available in our community. Hall said the hospitals emergency department is also excelling and has a huge impact on the area. Although the hospital continues to grow, it doesnt always come easy. With the economy where it is, in recruiting doctors its a real challenge now, Hall said, but despite the poor economy, Hall said they have been very successful in lling open positions. But its kind of like a 16-year-old asking for more allowance, Hall said. We always need to be recruiting more doctors. Hall said the decrease in Medicaid reimbursement has also created a tremendous burden for the hospital, which has a strong charity presence. Health care today is changing enormously, Hall said. (In the U.S.) it represents 18 percent of the Gross National Product. In tough times, the hospitals partnership with the county health department has been essential in helping to secure grant funding to further expand the services they provide. We work closely with the county health department, Hall said. Theyre an integral part of what were trying to provide. We also cant forget how generous the community has been in raising funds. He said without a half cent sales tax and the community support the hospital receives, it would probably not exist. Its our goal for every dollar that goes to health care to ask how can we best spend that money, Hall said We dont want people to get lost in the health care system. HEART from page A1 CHAMBER from page A1 George and Hilda Duren were honored for Lifetime Achievement. Below Ralph Rish, co-founder of Preble Rish Engineers, which was honored as Business of the Year by the Gulf County Chamber of Commerce. TIM CROFT | The Star

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Thursday, March 8, 2012 COMMUNITY www.starfl.com B Page 1 Section Students cleaning up the planet By Valerie Garman Star Staff Writer The Port St. Joe Elementary Planet janitors collected 35 pounds of recyclables in their rst week. In a few short months, those 35 pounds turned into 222 pounds collected in one week alone. Every month has gotten more and more, said fth-grade science teacher Cindy Phillips, the organizer of the new recycling program at PSJE. I did not think it would go like this; it was amazing. Since the program began, students from PSJE have collected 1,535 pounds of recyclables, and Phillips said she expects to reach one ton by the end of this month. Armed with trash bags, hanging scales and clipboards, the fth grade students at PSJE moved from classroom to classroom last Friday carefully collecting and calculating the weight of recyclables from each class. Its a weekly event for the fth graders, who log each Pre-K through sixth-grade classs total weight of recyclables each week as well as a weekly total for the school. They like to do this, Phillips said of her students, who lugged bags of recyclables, larger than themselves in some cases, through the PJSE courtyard, and back to Phillipss classroom to be weighed. This isnt as much as weve been collecting, Phillips said last Friday, motioning to the bags of aluminum and plastic that piled up past the lab sinks in her science classroom. Through a grant supplied by the Gulf County Education Foundation, Phillips pioneered the recycling program at PSJE, with each classroom now equipped with a bin for plastic and aluminum. Phillips also secured videos and curriculum to help students learn to be more environmentally conscious. Phillips said the accompanying media has helped her students realize the importance of recycling at school and at home. The video (documentary) Bag It is really eye-opening, Phillips said. The kids couldnt believe it. They VALERIE GARMAN | The Star Fifth-grade students collect bags full of aluminum and plastic recyclables last Friday. See STUDENTS B6 Neighbor urges: Dont Forget the Turmans By Valerie Garman Star Staff Writer In a few short weeks, James and Lisa Turman, who were pro led Feb. 16 by The Star, have seen bad turn to worse. James, a dialysis patient, recently suffered a debilitating stroke and has lost 80 percent of his eyesight, leaving him unable to transport himself to treatment in Panama City, which he undergoes three times per week. 2011 brought a series of bad news for Lisa as she was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, underwent an unsuccessful surgery to remove a large tumor and continued to lose hope as doctor after doctor slapped an expiration date on her life. James has continued to put his own health needs on the backburner in support of his wifes treatment at the Cancer Treatment Center of America in Chicago, pushing back bill payments as late as possible. The bill collectors dont understand, James said. She comes rst to me. With Lisa undergoing 40 hours of chemotherapy in Chicago every two weeks, plus high prescription costs, and two daughters to support at home, the Turmans medical bills are continuing to pile up. The family needs nancial help now more than ever. In the words of James, We just dont have it. With Jamess health declining, the family needs nancial help now more than ever. Every cent counts, he said. Outreach from their neighbors in St. Joe Beach and community churches has been a blessing for the Turmans, and one neighbor is doing everything in her power to make sure nobody forgets them in their time of need. Shirley Rich has set up James and Lisa Turman photographed in their home before James suffered a severe stroke on the week of Feb. 20. See TURMANS B6 Last days of steam boating in our inland waters Editors note: this is the second in a series on shipping history in local waters By Beverly Mount-Douds Special to The Star The town of Apalachicola is situated at the mouth of the river off St. Georgias Sound, in the Gulf of Mexico. It is the sea port for the Flint, Chipola, Apalachicola and the Chattahoochee rivers. Their tributary steams, connect with towns such as Iola, Blountstown and Columbus, Ga. The Apalachicola River and surrounding area played a signi cant role in the development of what was a part of our commerce trade to the north. The routes between Columbus, Georgia and Apalachicola, Fla., were a busy one. The low water wreaked havoc with schedules and cotton deliveries, traf c and demand for steamboats could be measured by the cotton corps. This growth rate certainly was suf cient to attract the means of transporting the cotton to market using the river system. The growth in Florida and Georgia made better carriage of the mails a necessity and the U.S. Post Of ce entered into contracts with parties by using steamboats. Accidents on the River were unfortunate experiences, and just served to point See BOATING B6 By Tim Croft Star News Editor Mr. Nedley was code green on Monday. The Gulf Coast State College Foundation celebrated its partnership with the Alfred I. duPont Foundation at the Gulf/Franklin Center with a tour of a new nursing education classroom out tted with state-of-the-art equipment through a donation from the duPont Foundation. Among that equipment was a code mannequin, used for teaching urgent and emergency care and affectionately named after the CEO of the Alfred I. duPont Foundation, Robert Nedley. This will give students of this community state-of-theart equipment to learn with, said Dr. Christine Bottkol, coordinator of the nursing program at the Gulf/Franklin Center. I am so excited about this. Or as Denise Butler, president of the colleges Board of Trustees, put it, This is like Christmas morning. The tour of the new nursing lab was part of festivities to honor collaboration between the duPont Foundation and the Gulf Coast State College Foundation. Photos by TIM CROFT | The Star Dr. Christine Bottkol introduces the mother mannequin the birthing room of the new nursing lab at the Gulf/Franklin Center. The mannequin will actually give birth, with all the requisite sounds, while instructors observe through a one-way glass. Program receives booster shot The expansion of the nursing program and upgrade of the teaching lab were made possible by a collaboration between the Gulf Coast State College Foundation, represented here by president Clint Mayo, left, and the Alfred I. duPont Foundation, whose CEO, Robert Nedley was recognized with a plaque on Monday. Alfred I. duPont Foundation aids student nurses See PROGRAM B5

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B2 | The Star Thursday, March 8, 2012 OF THE WEEK PET St. Joseph Bay Humane Society Star Staff Report St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church, located at 4060 Highway 71 N. in Wewahitchka, announces its Third Annual Dog Show. It will be held at the Church from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. CT March 10. Any dog may enter, pedigrees not required. Only requirement is that shots are current. There will be many categories and prizes and good family fun for all with food and soft drinks available. Registration is at 8:30 a.m. on the day of the event. Come one, come all for a good morning activity for the whole family. Proceeds will benefit the St. Josephs Bay Humane Society. Proof of Shots will be required for all dogs entered. For further information Contact Joan Townsend at 850-89-5495 or email suzukibeanie@ yahoo.com. Star Staff Report In his last day at Port St. Joe City Manager, Charlie Weston raised a new ag over city hall. It was his gift to Port St. Joe, a ag bearing the city seal and nickname, The Constitution City, which he presented the night before at a reception honoring his time as City Manager. City Clerk Jim Anderson has replaced Weston as City Manager, while Charlotte Pierce will serve as interim city manager until Andersons replacement is hired. Star Staff Report The John C. Gainous VFW Post No. 10069 Ladies Auxiliary will be hosting their annual Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner on Saturday, March 17, at their Post Home on Trout Avenue in Highland View. They will start serving at 5 p.m. (ET). There will also be a silent auction, 50/50 raf e, St. Pattys Day basket raf e, and Karaoke by Wanda Cahill. All proceeds made that evening will be donated to the RELAY FOR LIFE event being held at the Port St. Joe High School Stadium on April 27. Cost of the dinner will be $10 per person and any additional donations for the Cancer Fund would be greatly appreciated. For more information you can call Ginny Seefeldt (Team Captain for their Relay For Life team) at 648-5303 or the VFW at 229-6826. From 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. ET on Saturday, March 24 there will be a garage sale behind the VFW Post Home in Highland View. All proceeds for the sale will also go towards their Relay For Life Team. Please come out and support our ght against Cancer so their will be more birthdays to celebrate. Star Staff Report Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf will be celebrating the second anniversary of the hospitals opening on March 15. The event is also the celebration of St. Louise de Marillac, one of the founders of the Daughters of Charity. The Daughters of Charity are the founders of the Sacred Heart Hospital System. The open house will be held from 2-4 p.m. ET with tours and birthday cake to celebrate the anniversary. There will also be potato soup in honor of St. Louise after a brief chapel service. The pubic is invited to attend. This is part one of a two-part series. Suppose you have a healthy plant, you set it in what seems to be good soil, you water and fertilize it adequately, it appears to be getting plenty of sunshine, and still, the plant does poorly. What could be the problem? The problem could very likely be improper soil pH. PH is just a scienti c scale for measuring different levels of acidity. Many factors account for healthy plant growth, one of the most important is the soil pH, or acid level, of the soil. The pH of the soil has a lot to do with a plants ability to utilize nutrient elements. My information on soil pH was provided by soil scientist, Dr. Cheryl Mackowiak of the University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. PH is simply a numerical scale used to express acid levels. The scale goes from 0.0 to 14.0 with the lower numbers describing greater acidity. The midpoint of the scale or a pH of 7.0 is the value for pure water, which is neutral, since it is neither acid nor alkaline. PH is chemical shorthand, describing the concentration of hydrogen in the soil. Hydrogen is the element which determines the level of acidity. Each whole number drop on the pH scale indicated ten times more acidity. For example, a soil with a pH of 5.0 is 10 times more acid than a soil having a pH of 6.0 numbers higher than 7.0 indicate alkaline, or sweet soil, and the higher the number, the more alkaline the soil. Two good examples of acid and alkaline liquids are orange juices and sea water. Orange juice is very acid, having a pH of 3.7, while sea water is slightly alkaline, with a pH of 7.9 PH in uences several soil properties which directly affect plant growth. Soil pH affects levels of soil bacteria, nutrient leaching and availability and toxic elements. Most plants have a range of tolerance to the pH level of the soil, but plant nutrient are most available in the pH range of 5.5 to 6.5 most popular Florida landscape ornamentals grow well in soils ranging from neutral to slightly acid. Certain plants, however, need acid or alkaline soil having pH values out of this usual best range. For example, Azalea, Bougainvillea, Croton, Dogwood, Gardenia, Hibiscus, Holly, and Magnolia need very acid soil, having a pH below 5.5 to grow best. In area where soils are alkaline, these plants grow poorly and many have yellow leaves. Unfortunately, alkaline soil is quite common around Florida homes. There are a few plants which grow quite well in alkaline soils, including Cabbage Palm, Yucca and Oleander. About the only way youll ever know whether your soil is within the range that allows for the best growth of the plants in your landscape is to have a soil test run to determine the pH level. If the pH is not at the optimum level, it can be raised or lowered using chemicals available to all homeowners. But we need to say here that pH is by no means an indication of soil fertility. It simply measures the acid or alkaline condition of your soil. In Part II we will discuss some steps you can take to change the pH of the soil around your home to make it more suitable for the plants you want to grown. For more information on soil pH contact the Gulf County Extension Service at 639-3200, 229-2909 or visit http://gulf.ifas.u .edu. Celebrating 66 years of marriage Howard and Paulette Rogers celebrated 66 years of marriage on March 5, 2012. The couple was married in Washington County in 1946. Howard retired from the City of Port St. Joe Police Department in 1989. Howard and Paulette have two sons, Johnny (Teresa) Rogers of Blakely, Ga. and Jimmy (Donna) Rogers of Port St. Joe; two grandsons, Barry (Sheryl) Rogers and Byron Rogers; and two great-grandsons, Jarrod and Collin Rogers, all of Jakin, Ga. ANNIVERSARY ROY LEE CARTER County extension director Soil pH helps to grow healthy plants VFW annual corned beef and cabbage dinner March 17 Dog Show to be at St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church Hospital to celebrate anniversary star .com VALERIE GARMAN | The Star Top, Port St. Joe City staff holds the new city ag before it is raised over city hall. From left to right are Bo Patterson, Terese Kent, Jeff Anderson, Richie Burkett, Janice Hamilton, Charlotte Pierce, Robin Combs and Charlie Weston. Above, Retired City Manager Charlie Weston raises the new City of Port St. Joe ag over city hall on Feb. 29, his last day as City Manager. New ag ies over Port St. Joe City Hall Society

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The Star| B3 Thursday, March 8, 2012 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 Pre-KindergartenColton Johnson KindergartenJenna Bar eld rst gradeMarcus Cumbie second gradeJonathon Vickers third gradeJessica Kirkland fourth gradeHeath Plair fth gradeNick Johnson sixth gradeRuthie Sherman Bus Riders of the Week: Courtney Jones, Landon Lee, Evan Young, Shayleigh Jackson and Landon White DAZZLING DOLPHINS Back row, L to R: Garret Leavens, sixth grade; Madilyn Morgan, third grade; Chad Gray, fourth grade; Destiny Palmer, second grade. Front center: Gabe Pointer, rst grade. Not pictured: Lily Bageant, fth grade and A.J. Daniels, Kindergarten. WES STUDENTS OF THE WEEK Special to The Star This week, students at Faith Christian School celebrated Dr. Suess week. The boys and girls enjoyed stories, read by guest readers, and activities, correlated with the stories. The celebration culminated on Thursday with a guest appearance and story reading by The Cat in the Hat himself. The student body was then treated to Suess cake provided by the PTO. Thank you to our guest readers and PTO for supporting reading in a fun way. Pictured are The Cat in the Hat (Jake Whicker), Thing 1 and Thing 2 (Luke Pickles and Alex Taylor) and Sam I Am (John Cullen). By Mary Butts General information Saturday, Feb. 25 saw 45 Cadets and guests travel to Tyndall Air Force Base for the Annual Military Ball. The food was great, the company was outstanding and the dancing could have gone on all night. It was a great night for celebrating an exceptional school year. Upcoming events include Varsity Baseball Color Guards, a trip to the Naval Diving and Salvage Training Center in Panama City, celebration of an outstanding Air Force Career of one of our cadets Father and much, much more. If you are interested in being part of the NJROTC next year, see any cadet or stop Commander or Senior Chief in the hallway. GO SHARK COMPANY! 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 theyve experienced. Reserve your copy while you can. To reserve your copy, visit our school web page at psjhs-gcs-fl.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 psjhs-gcsfl.schoolloop.com or contact 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 students name on the bag in indelible ink. No more than 2 photos per student for slide show. Digital is the preferred format; however, we do have the ability to scan photographs. Coach Gannon is selling last years white game jersey for $40; white and purple game jerseys from 2000-2001 for $20; and white (No Pain No Gain) T-shirts for $10. See Mrs. Taylor in the school office to purchase one of these. March 8 : Infrastructure Trial, Junior Executive Board Meeting March 9 : Deadline to Register for ACT at PSJ March 11 : Daylight Savings Time Begins March 12-16 : Spring Break Clubs March 9 : Pi Day at PSJHS. Sports March 8 : Weightlifting meet; JV softball at home vs. Bay Haven, varsity softball at home against Liberty County; March 9 : Baseball at home vs. Blountstown; softball, varsity only, doubleheader at West Gadsden; March 11 : Baseball at home vs. Arnold. Star Staff Report Wewahitchka Elementary School students participated in READ ACROSS AMERICA and Dr. Seusss birthday Friday, March 2 with a Wild Hair Day Contest. The winners pictured are: back row-Ashley Hendrix, Skylar Bar eld, Christina Pardue, Alyssa Cadenhead; front row-Jackson Taunton, Mariah Baker and Jailyn Williams. The Lions TALE The Lions Tale Read across America at WES School News Star Staff Report On the weekend of March 1-5 the Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School Student Government sent President Dylan Dunaway, Vice President Carley Clements, Treasurer Nicolette Haddock, and Sophomore Senator Lexie McGhee to the Florida Association of Student Councils Convention in Titusville. Along with learning crucial leadership skills by attending workshops and listening to keynote speakers such as millionaire and co-author of Chicken Noodle Soup for the Soul, James Malinchak and Astronaut Nicole P. Scott, the PSJHS SGA entered into two contests; one the Medallion Council of the Year and also entered four categories in the Project of the Year contest. While attending an award ceremony in the Rocket Garden at Kennedy Space Center the PSJHS SGA received the highest honor possible, the Gold Medallion Council of the Year award for the sixth year in a row. The project Blankets for Bridges, in the School Service category, won 1st place and the project Bottles of Beats, in the Environmental Concerns category, won second place. Student Body President Dylan Dunaway said, It is great to receive such prestigious awards. It would have been impossible without the current Executive Board, Student Government Members, and SGA Advisors Joni White. Congratulations guys! Go Sharks! SPECIAL TO THE STAR Left to right: Nicolette Haddock, Lexie McGhee, Carley Clements, and Dylan Dunaway PSJHS earns SGA awards

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FAITH Page B4 www.starfl.com Victory Temple city-wide program Pastor Gathers and the congregation of Victory Temple First Born Holiness Church will be hosting their 2012 World-Wide Abundant Life Fellowship, Inc. annual Women Assembly (which consists of churches in Lebanon, Tenn., Hopewell, N.J., Newark, N.J., Ehrhart, S.C., Pompano Beach and Port St. Joe) beginning with a city-wide program at 7 p.m. ET nightly March 7-9 and at 11 a.m. ET Saturday, March 10. Come and be blessed. St. Johns 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. This business invites you to visit the church of your choice this week. Thursday, March 8, 2012 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 www.faithchristianpsj.net (850) 229-6707 9:45 10:30 10:45 6:00 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) COMFORTER FUNERAL HOME W. P. Rocky Comforter L.F.D. (850) 227-1818 John Gilbert Rogers, born Feb. 18, 1941, at the age of 71 went to be with the Lord on Feb. 25. 2012. He was preceded in death by his father and mother George and Florine Rogers; his brother Manuel Rogers; and his son John Gilbert Rogers Jr. He is survived by his sister Donie (Rogers) Sasser (husband Charles); one aunt, Flossie Ward; three grandchildren, Kayla, Michael and Seth Rogers; two greatgrandchildren; ve nieces and nephews, Jody Rogers (Marilyn), Andy Walley (Gail), Sharon Powell (Mike), Rhonda Walley, Terry Walley (Sheila); three great nieces; one greatnephew; two greatgreat-nephews; one great-great-niece; and numerous cousins. He was a retired commercial sherman and correction of cer and instructor. Graveside services were held at Magnolia Cemetery at 2 p.m. ET. on Thursday, March 1. Pastor Joey Smith of Glad Tidings Assembly of God, Wewahitchka, Fla., presided over the service. Services were under the direction of the Comforter Funeral Home, Port St. Joe. John Gilbert Rogers Surrounded by her husband of 63 years and her children, Peggy Jean Wise McFarland, 82, leaped into her Heavenly Fathers arms Feb. 29, 2012, at her home in Port St. Joe, Fla. Peggy was born July 30,1929, in Altha, Fla. She was the fth of seven children, born to the union of Daniel Monroe Wise and Loette Catherine Childs Marler Wise. She moved with her family to Port St. Joe as a freshman in high school and spent the rest of her years in the community she loved. Peggy graduated from Port St. Joe High School in 1947. She then attended Lively Vocational School in Tallahassee where she earned a degree in cosmetology. After she met and married Ed Frank, Peggy worked for a few years as a cosmetologist; then, she devoted her life to being a homemaker, wife, mother of ve, grandmother of 12 and great-grandmother of eight. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Port St. Joe for more than 60 years and served in various capacities, including one she cherished as the wife of a deacon. Peggy was a member of Bethany Sunday School Class for several years preceding her death. Peggy enjoyed traveling, camping, cooking, and hosting family events. She was a kind, loving, gentle mother and friend. Survivors include Ed Frank McFarland, husband; children Eddie McFarland and wife, Diane; Larry McFarland; Duane McFarland and wife, Susie; Julane Pettis; Catherine Pierce and husband, Gregg; grandchildren Danielle Justice, Aubrey Post, Alison Corder, Chelsea Hitt, Kenny McFarland, Lindsey McFarland, Anna McFarland, Ryan Pettis, Cori Wood, Cody McFarland, Jessie Pierce, Cameron Pettis, and Jason Chiquelin. Her great-grandchildren are Zoie Justice, Lexi Hitt, Liam Justice, Jolie Justice, Lincoln Hitt, Wyatt and Elijah Pierce, and Autumn Hitt. Her surviving siblings are Donnie Wise of Melbourne, Fla., and June Trapp of Gretna, La. Sistersin-law are Eunice Hill of Kinard, Fla., and Virginia Newsome of Frink, Fla. In addition, several nieces and nephews are family who were all special. Under the direction of the Comforter Funeral Home, Peggys funeral service was held at 3 p.m. ET on Sunday, March 3 at the First Baptist Church in Port St. Joe. The service was of ciated by Reverends Howard Browning and Jeff Pinder; interment followed at Holly Hill Cemetery. Her grandsons served as pallbearers. Her family received guests Saturday evening from 6-8 p.m. at the Comforter Funeral Home. The McFarland family wishes to thank everyone for their many acts of love, kindness, and help in their time of grief, including her church family, neighbors, friends in the community, and hospice. Those who wish to do so may make donations in her memory to the First Baptist Church in Port St. Joe, or to Covenant Hospice, 107 W. 19th St., Panama City, FL 32405. Peggy Jean Wise McFarland Darlene Cox, 93, of St. Joe Beach, passed from her life on March 3, 2012, to rejoin John, her beloved husband of 60 years. Darlene is survived by her daughter, Donna Kaphing, and son, Robert Cox; four grandchildren, Bob and Larry Cox, Sandy Cooper, and Jackie Solomon; and six greatgrandchildren, Jenevieve and Jacob Solomon, Clasina and Rob Cox, and Wyzeas and Josiah Cooper. During her time in St. Joe Beach, Darlene enjoyed helping her family snorkel for scallops, and even went scuba diving. Darlenes life will be celebrated by following her wishes to be cremated and joined with John in an arti cial reef. They will continue to create and nurture life long after they are gone. Memorial donations may be made to the Mexico Beach Arti cial Reef Association at MBARA, P.O. Box 13006, Mexico Beach, FL 32410 or online at www.mbara. org/donate.cfm. Please indicate the donation is for the John and Darlene Cox Memorial Reef so your act of kindness can be passed on to Darlenes family. Darlene Cox DARLENE COX As a pastor, I have the distinct privilege of working with people of all ages. I am blessed to be a part of many peoples lives. I am there for some when they enter this world. For others, I am there when they pass from this life to the next. As we continue to live our lives together, I have noticed that we are on the verge of losing an irreplaceable natural resource. The natural process of human aging is taking away from all of us. One of the most extraordinary groups of human beings who have ever lived: Americas Greatest Generation. The last World War I Veteran, Florence Green, passed away February 7 at the ripe age of 110 years old, just two weeks shy of her 111th birthday! (wow!) The Veterans of World War II are now living in their 80s and 90s. The youngest people of the Great Depression have now reached their 80s. When this Greatest Generation has passed, where will we go to recover the lessons they learned about life? My wife, Beckie, and I have had the honor and privilege of having her parents live with us for the past three years. What a blessing they have been! It has really been a smooth transition, considering we have taken two households and made them into one. That doesnt mean it hasnt been without its dif culties and adjustments, but it has been a very pleasant experience! Beckies parents are a part of the Greatest Generation and have so much to offer. We may have to occasionally tell that the cell phone (in their pocket) is ringing, or that its time for their Doctors appointment, but those are minor details. It may seem silly to tear a paper towel in half to save money, but that is who they have grown up to be. There is so much we need to learn from them. They have a wealth of experience and wisdom to share. Their generation has the experience of the depression and two World Wars. Our generation has the experience of Woodstock, Watergate and the Vietnam War. They passed on to us a love for God and our country. We are passing on a country that doesnt want to even want to acknowledge Gods existence. Proverbs 9:10 says, The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. You see, it had to rst of all start with their relationship with God, and that was their beginning. We need to glean from their wisdom, learn what it means to give, to love and to sacri ce. If we dont, all of the generations after us will suffer. Im sure I will continue to have fun with Beckies parents, tease them about forgetting things and cutting Bounce sheets in half. But at the same time, I will love and respect them for their wisdom and faithfulness. It is my goal, hope and prayer that our children will be able to say the same thing about us! Pastor Mac Fulcher First United Methodist Church Obituaries A word to the wise Faith BRIEFS

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Two years ago the duPont Foundation contributed $100,000 to the college foundation as a multi-year plan to establish LPN and RN programs at the Gulf/ Franklin Center and to endow 21 scholarships per year for the nursing program. The priority for the scholarships goes to students graduating from Gulf and Franklin County schools. I saw an opportunity to follow my dream to go to school to become a nurse, said Amanda Atchison, a student in the nursing program, of her loss of a previous job and unemployment. I was able to focus on my dreams without worrying about the tuition because of one of those scholarships. Was this program needed here? Absolutely. The growth in health care means it is becoming harder to get into nursing school. And because you can take the classes here, more students will be able to complete their education (while balancing lives that might include jobs, family, etc.). This year the two foundations performed, as Nedley said, something of a change up. He had been in discussions with of cials at the college, within the nursing program and at Gulf/ Franklin concerning bolstering the program. I just kept thinking we need to do more, we need to do something more, Nedley said about a program that has expanded from a practical nursing curriculum to degree tracks for LPN and RN. Nedley said the college foundation could not use money donated for scholarships for classroom equipment. The Alfred I. duPont Foundation, Nedley added, typically does not do brick and mortar. But Nedley said his foundation board proposed a deal: use this years donation of $100,000 on the requisite equipment in return for a pledge not to drop the program at Gulf/Franklin. Working together made it all work out real ne, Nedley said. The college foundation tossed in a bonus. That $100,000 would be matched by the college foundation to fund the seven additional scholarships, with priority to Gulf and Franklin County high school graduates, the duPont Foundation donation would have funded. This has been a joint venture, said Clint Mayo, the president of the college foundation. This has been a cooperative venture. The duPont Foundation has been a blessing. In addition to the aforementioned Mr. Nedley the lab includes mannequins for a host of medical teaching. There is a woman who will literally at least in the mannequin sense give birth, with all the requisite sounds of timed breathing and screaming, though rated strictly G. A room and one-way glass provide an observation outpost for instructors who can, through technology, alter the progress of the birth as needed to teach, folding in complications, etc. Mr. Nedley provides tools for diagnosing and initial treatment of a host of emergency situations and is plugged into equipment found in any hospital. Gulf Coast, Bay Medical, Sacred Heart, they use the same equipment, Bottkol said while noting IV and crash carts surrounding Mr. Nedley. This will not be new to the students when they work in a real hospital. They will be familiar with it all. Other mannequins provide similar teaching tools for a host of maladies, and students can assess heart rate and other vital functions through technology. Computers will provide a method for documentation on each patient, Bottkol said, as the health care eld moves more and more to paperless patient records. It is hospital as classroom, classroom as hospital. And all a continuation of a partnership that was rst established between the college and the Alfred I. duPont Foundation established in 1978. Since then the foundation has donated some $1.3 million, endowed 123 scholarships and, through state matches to donations to the college foundation, provided 231 additional scholarship opportunities to students of the college. The foundations have a common vision to improve the human condition, Mayo said. PROGRAM from page B1 Teaching young children by the minute Advertorial to The Star Teaching youngsters is all about letting them learn at their own pace, in their own way. That is one of the core aspects of the Montessori Minutes, a new pre-school in Port St. Joe now accepting applications. The school, owned and operated by Tricia Henderson and located on First Street, is based on the curriculum established in the 1930s by Maria Montessori. Hours are 9 a.m. to noon ET Monday through Friday. The schools equipment and materials are based on concepts of working and learning spaces, handson and sensory learning Montessori developed and have been maintained and improved over time. Everything in the school is designed to be attractive to children, Henderson said. Montessori is so hands on. A portion of Hendersons education at college as she pursued a teaching degree was a course in Montessori techniques. She taught for six years in Georgia, three at a charter school that followed the Montessori philosophy and has used them to home school her two children. I was amazed with Montessori and developed a passion for it, Henderson said. Montessori Minutes is open to children ages 3-5. You put them together, Henderson said. That is based on the concept of a family. The older ones mentor the younger ones. Everything is nongraded. They each learn at their own level and at their own pace. If they get it wrong, you dont correct, you re-teach. The teaching is in steps. Students learn about numbers, how to draw them, how to feel them, before they begin to add. There is an emphasis on learning through touching, through feeling different shapes, different numbers, different letters. Children need to touch, said Megan Burkett, a certi ed Montessori teacher who has been a strong supporter of Hendersons efforts to open Montessori Minutes. In order to learn, you have to hit all the senses. Each child has their own space and pride in keeping that space orderly is encouraged. Students offer grace to their faith each day and courtesy lessons are part of the curriculum. They are learning patience, they are learning respect, Henderson said. We are teaching the right and wrong side of things in their life. Other practical life lessons include xing and eating when the student wants, and, most importantly, cleaning up afterward. Children are provided lessons one-on-one throughout each morning, with other students working in stations established throughout the school footprint a reading area in one corner, a mathematics station in the middle of the room, a circle for group lessons. There is a kitchen station, eating areas and a place for discovering the wonder of different shaped objects. TIM CROFT | The Star Tricia Henderson conducts a group lesson inside a circle on the oor. The circle plays a critical role in teaching throughout each morning.

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The intention was to teach the kids to start recycling, both at home and at school, Phillips said, and so far it definitely seems to be working. The program has shifted from in-school recycling only to students also bringing in recyclables from home, with each week becoming a race to see which class has collected the most. Every month, the class that collects the most recyclables earns a prize. It wasnt my intent to begin with for the students to bring in (recyclables) from home, but then it started, Phillips said. But the whole purpose was for them to get their families to start recycling too. One student said her family has started recycling when the program began. I still have a bag this high to bring in, she said, positioning her hand at the height of a nearby desk. Phillipss next challenge is to secure a recycling Dumpster for outside the school. Through the Planet Janitors Program, each student at PSJE also was given their own recyclable grocery bag they decorated at school. When used at area grocery stores, the bags yield something special for the student from the stores treat basket. Phillipss hope is that the eco-conscious mentality sticks with the students their futures might depend on it. an account for the Turmans at Tyndall Federal Credit Union in Port St. Joe to help the Turmans with medical cost. Donations can be made to account 1968696. Transportation is an issue; right now the neighbors are pitching in to take (James to dialysis), Rich said. Everyone is pitching in taking turns driving, but I dont know how long they can sustain. Rich, a former nurse, is in the process of trying to transfer Jamess dialysis treatment to a closer facility. She has also been working with Midge Askew with the Christian Community Development Fund to try and secure transportation for James to Panama City if the transfer request is denied. She hopes that with support from the community, the Turmans will have a ghting chance at health. There are just so many what-ifs, Rich said. Dont forget the Turmans; its a matter of life and death. out what the bene ts of dependable steamboats service might be. The rst steamboat to arrive in Columbus was in April 1830. The rst reported wreck was a schooner, Catherine bound from New Orleans, it was wreaked on a reef off Dog Island on Oct. 31, 1830. A complete disaster for Capt. David J. Britt who lost his newly contracted Elosie on Jan. 6, 1835, by re at Browns Ferry on the Chattahoochee River; 630 bales of cotton aboard, all was lost. She was a 154-ton vessel, built in Pittsburgh and her owners were J.S. Calhoun, B. Hepburn and the rm of Stewart and Fontaine. Versailles was snagged and lost near Fort Gadsden, a few miles north of Apalachicola on Jan. 10, 1835. Sangamon was struck by a rock near Newton, on the Flint River. She had 173 bales of cotton aboard, and most of the cargo was saved. The Ohion was burned about 8 miles below Ocheesee, on April 22, 1836. She had left Apalachicola with 15 passengers and a good load of freight on Friday. On Saturday, only three minutes after the re alarm was sounded the Ohion was engulfed in ames. The female passengers were place into the vessels yawl and carried to shore, the others and remaining crew jumped overboard and swam to shore. The Ohion was of 104 tons and was built in Pittsburgh in 1831. She was owned by Capt. Freeman and parties in Mobile and had only been on the river a few months. The loss of boat and cargo was about $25,000. Tempest was snagged Nov. 26, 1838, a few miles below Ocheesee. On board was a valuable cargo and everything was a lost, but no lives. She was built in Pittsburgh in 1835 and was of 105 tons. The LeRoy was another disaster that happened on November of 1840, with the loss due to a boiler explosion causing the ue collapsing. It happened about two miles north of Blountstown on her down trip. Only a few passengers were aboard, or the loss of life would have been much higher than the six that were killed. Capt. Washington Smith; engineer, John Ashton; reman, Pressly Hicks, John Waller and Henry Carter; a steward as well as a passenger, Daniel Rowlett lost their lives that trip. The boat was owned by Hopkins & Stockton who had the mail contract on the Great Southern Route. In April 1843, the Robert Fulton was snagged on her down bound trip from Iola with making her turn at Virginia Point, subsequently sinking; she was not carrying any cargo. Under command of Capt. Sharpless, the Siren was snagged and sunk 7 miles south of Iola in July 1843. She sank in about 8 feet of water, her lower deck being entirely covered. She was raised in a few days, the mail was laid out and dried and later delivered. Fanny Elssler was named after the noted dancer whose fame was sweeping the Country. She was second only to the Jinny Lind in recognition given to a foreign entertainer. She burned on January 1844 at the Narrows 35 miles north of Apalachicola. Supposedly she caught re from a spark emanating from her stack. She was run ashore and all escaped. The Commerce was mainly used for carrying the mail and a few passengers between the Chattahoochee and Apalachicola rivers. Later this became a problem because it was less pro table and they could do better at transporting cotton than the mail. The Commerce was built in New Albany in 1836. She had two decks and a pink stern. Owned by Archibald T. Bennett she was lost on the night of March 4, 1839 when she burst her boilers killing both engineers, several deck hands and one or two passengers. A week later the body of James Blackheart, the chief engineer was discovered near Apalachicola. The Charleston, built in 1843 in Elizabeth, Pa., was a 133ton paddlewheel, lost on May 30, 1848, just 15 miles north of Apalachicola and the Flint River. She arrived in Apalachicola on Sept 20, 1843, with Capt. Freeman to run between Apalachicola and Columbus. In 1844, they teamed up with the Lowell to make semi-weekly trips between Eufaula and Apalachicola. While on a trip down in 1847, the Charleston ran aground on Woolfolks Shoals and sank. Her captain was William B. Phillips. The boat was raised and minor repairs were done, she was back on the river. The vessel was own by Wm. S. Nell. The Apalachicola was lost May 16, 1848, near Kings Rock, Ala. Her master was E. Spicer, built in1843 in Apalachicola. Eagle, a paddlewheel at 200 tons, was built in 1852 in Shousetown. It burned Jan. 29, 1854, below Columbus, near Neals Landing, lost four lives. Her Captain was S.F. Osborne and owner was Capt. Charles M. Lea. The Franklin, was built in 1851 in Brownsville, Pa. She was a 181-ton sternwheel vessel. She ended on a tragic note on a down trip when she caught re only 11 miles from Apalachicola. She had 1,100 bales of cotton aboard, which all were lost. Cusseta, with Apalachicola as rst homeport, collided Feb. 5, 1856, with the Union and sank on the Apalachicola River with no lives lost. Built in 1851 in Cincinnati, Ohio, a 201-ton Paddlewheel, the Union was a 209-ton Paddlewheel built in Elizabeth, Pa. Engines by Preston M. Pitts. Wm.D. Ellis was known as the O.M. Lowell in early November 1884, when in struck a snag in Moccasin Slough and was sunk. The ship vessel was raised and rebuilt at Apalachicola as the William D. Ellis. In 1893, the old sternwheel had worn out and her hull now serves as a 135-foot-long jetty to divert water at Woolfolks. Bertha Lee, a 121-ton Sternwheel, was built in 1879 at Portsmouth, Ohio. Lost 5/2/86 at Moccasin Slough. She was the largest steamboat that ever ran in the interior of Florida. She was 120 by 21 by 3.8. Her Master was Benjamin Franklin Hall, his crew was O.M. Sparks as Purser, and Charles Brockway as Pilot. At 9 a.m. May 1886, the Bertha Lee was lost just outside Moccasin Slough on her down trip. Chipola, a 50-ton sternwheel, built in 1911 at Apalachicola. Early November 1922, the Tri-State Navigation Company made their rst trip from Wewahitchka to Panama City using the Chipola by 1923, the Chipola was under Capt. W. Roy Connell, now switched to the Bainbridge to Apalachicola Route. With seven crewmen, she was snagged in 1926 on the Chipola River. The City of Eufaula was a sternwheel, 216 tons, built in 1912 at Apalachicola. Burned 2/11/21 at Neal Landing, 32 miles above the Chattahoochee River, and drifted 4.5 miles down river and sank with 45 on board, no lives lost. Next week, a nal report and story of How many boats are sunk in the Gulf of Mexico during World War II. STUDENTS from page B1 TURMANS from page B1 BOATING from page B1

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CLASSIFIEDSThursday, March 8, 2012 The Star | B7 ToPlace Your Classified ad inCall Our New Numbers Now!Call:850-747-5020 Toll Free:800-345-8688 Fax:850-747-5044 Email:thestar@pcnh.com Email:thetimes@pcnh.com theAPALACHICOLA & CARRABELLETIMES CALLOURNEWNUMBERSNOW 76226S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF 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 March 8, 2012. 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 March 8, 15, 2012 86067 PUBLIC NOTICE Northwest Florida Transportation Corridor Authority (NWFTCA) Meeting Notice. The NWFTCA recently commissioned HDR Engineering, Inc. to prepare a major update to their regional Master Plan, originally adopted in 2007. As part of the initial phase of the update, HDR is working with key stakeholders (Florida DOT, FHWA, city and county reps., etc.) and the Authority to help analyze future transportation projects by assessing their respective economic benefits, developing an investment plan and proposing viable funding strategies. A series of workshops will be held during this process. The first workshop will be held at two alternate locations: March 13, 2012 from 10:00am to 1:00pm Central Time at the Florida State University Holley Academic Center, Panama City campus located at 4750 Collegiate Drive, Panama City, Florida and March 14, 2012 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm Central Time at the Days Inn & Suites, Navarre Conference Center, Room D located at 8700 Navarre Parkway, Navarre, Florida. Any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this meeting is asked to advise the Corridor Authority at least 48 hours prior to the meeting by contacting Alicia Stephen at (850) 429-8905 or by email Alicia. Stephen@hdrinc.com.Please RSVP by March 9 if you plan to attend. March 8, 2012 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 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 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

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B8| The Star Thursday, March 8, 2012 CLASSIFIEDS 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 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 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. 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 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 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. 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 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

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CLASSIFIEDSThursday, March 8, 2012 The Star | B9 The News Herald offers a competitive bene t package including medical, dental, vision and life insurance, 401(k) plan, vacation and sick leave, and six paid holidays per year. (Part-time positions have 401(k) plan options). DIGITAL ADVERTISING SALES REPRESENTATIVEThe News Herald online and the News Herald continue to expand our online presence. We are looking for a highly motivated, energetic Digital Sales person to achieve our online revenue goals, speci cally for panamacity.com. This is a unique opportunity to help build sales revenues and be a leading part of a progressive advertising sales team. The Digital Sales Executive will be required to make sales calls, train and offer guidelines regarding pricing and packaging of all digital products and services. The ideal candidate must be a leader and have an innovative approach to client development and an understanding of how companies are using the internet to market their business. You must have a drive to win and a passion for consultative media sales. Required Skills Highly motivated and results driven Creative, conceptual and strategic thinker Professional and positive manner when working with clients and others Superior knowledge of Microsoft Of ce (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook) Outstanding record of achievement in current/past positions Superior professionalism, discretion, and judgment Strong work ethic and capacity to thrive in a team environment Effective time management and organization skills Excellent verbal and written communication skills Keen attention to detail The candidate with mobile and Yahoo! experience will have an edge Required Experience To be considered, you must have at least 3 years of sales experience, including 1-3 successful years in the area of online media including internet ad sales. Experience working with media is preferred. The candidate must be highly analytical with meticulous attention to detail and have experience with digital creative as this person will also work closely with Digital Director to ensure that all available resources are being utilized to support our needs. 4-year college degree in advertising/marketing or equivalent experience.ADVERTISING SALES REPRESENTATIVEThe News Herald and the News Herald.com continue to expand. We are looking for highly motivated, energetic sales people. This is a unique opportunity to help build sales revenues and be a leading part of a progressive advertising sales team. The Sales Executive will be required to make sales calls, train and offer guidelines regarding pricing and packaging of all digital products and services. The ideal candidate must be a leader and have an innovative approach to client development and an understanding of how companies are using the internet to market their business. You must have a drive to win and a passion for consultative media sales. Required Skills Highly motivated and results driven Creative, conceptual and strategic thinker Professional and positive manner when working with clients and others Superior knowledge of Microsoft Of ce (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook) Outstanding record of achievement in current/past positions Superior professionalism, discretion, and judgment Strong work ethic and capacity to thrive in a team environment Effective time management and organization skills Excellent verbal and written communication skills Keen attention to detail The candidate with mobile and Yahoo! experience will have an edge Required Experience To be considered, you must have at least 3 years of sales experience, including 1-3 successful years in the area of outside sales and/or online media including internet ad sales. Experience working with media is preferred. The candidate must be highly analytical with meticulous attention to detail. 4-year college degree in advertising/marketing or equivalent experience. SALES/RETENTION CLERK We are seeking an eager part-time telephone sales clerk to sell and/or retain home delivery and single copy circulation. Essential duties include providing excellent customer service, pleasant telephone voice, and outbound dialing. Quali ed candidates will have general of ce experience, sales experience and computer skills. High School Diploma or equivalent is required and one year of customer service experience. This is a parttime position with hour pay, plus commission and bene ts.CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVEWe are seeking an ambitious part-time Customer Service Representative who will actively answer phones and participate in the everyday work and special projects. This position is the primary link between current and potential subscribers and the newspaper. You will handle general of ce work and maintain subscriber and non-subscriber database. Quali ed candidate will have a High School diploma or equivalent and one year of customer service experience. Candidate should have a basic understanding of of ce machines such as calculator, printers, fax machine, computer and internet skills and able to sit for 8 hour shifts. On time attendance during scheduled time is critical in this role as well as working some holidays and weekend shifts.The News HeraldCareers Come by The News Herald at 501 W. 11th street for an application or send a resume to resumes@ afreedom.com.Freedom Florida is a Drug-free workplace, EOETO APPLY: 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 15, 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 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 86091S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NUMBER 12-07-PR IN RE: ESTATE OF ADAM KYLE KENNEDY Deceased. NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION The administration of the estate of ADAM KYLE KENNEDY, deceased, whose date of death was January 24, 2012 is pending in the Circuit Court for Gulf County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the decedent’s estate must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is March 8, 2012. Personal Representatives: David Kennedy P.O. Box 130 Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Elaine Kennedy P.O. Box 130 Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Attorney for Personal Representatives: Charles A. Costin FL Bar No. 699070 P O Box 98 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 (850)-227-1159 March 8, 15, 2012 86097S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case No.: 2009-CA-000593 BAC Home Loans Servicing, L.P. f/k/a Countrywide Home Loans Servicing, L.P. Plaintiff, vs. Stephen A. Felker and Linda A. Wilson; Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 1, 2012, entered in Civil Case No. 2009-CA-000593 of the Circuit Court of the 14th Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida, wherein BAC Home Loans Servicing, L.P. f/k/a Countywide Home Loans Servicing, L.P., Plaintiff and Stephen A. Felker and Linda A. Wilson are defendant(s), I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash AT THE FRONT DESK OF THE GULF COUNTY COURTHOUSE, LOCATED AT 1000 5TH STREET, PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA, AT 11:00 AM E.T. on April 5, 2012, the following property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: UNIT 96, PARCEL “J” DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF GOVERNMENT LOT 4, IN FRACTIONAL SECTION 36, TOWNSHIP 8 SOUTH, RANGE 12 WEST, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND THENCE RUN NORTH 00 DEGREES 12 MINUTES 24 SECONDS EAST, ALONG THE EASTERLY BOUNDARY LINE OF GOVERNMENT LOT 2, IN SAID FRACTIONAL SECTION 36, FOR A DISTANCE OF 999.95 FEET; THENCE, LEAVING SAID EASTERLY BOUNDARY LINE OF GOVERNMENT LOT 2, RUN NORTH 89 -DEGREES 47 MINUTES 36 SECONDS WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 630.08 FEET, THENCE RUN NORTH 39 DEGREES 01 MINUTES 07 SECONDS WEST 22.60 FEET, THENCE RUN NORTH 87 DEGREES 20 MINUTES 43 SECONDS WEST 6.35 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING, THENCE RUN SOUTH 76 DEGREES 09 MINUTES 31 SECONDS WEST 36.00 FEET, THENCE RUN NORTH 13 DEGREES 50 MINUTES 29 SECONDS WEST 18.00 FEET, THENCE RUN NORTH 76 DEGREES 09 MINUTES 31 SECONDS EAST 36.00 FEET, THENCE RUN SOUTH 13 DEGREES 50 MINUTES 29 SECONDS EAST 18.00 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. 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 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

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B10| The Star Thursday, March 8, 2012 CLASSIFIEDS Port St. Joe CommercialFor LeaseMarketed Exclusively by:850-229-6373 Retail / Of ce Space143 Acklins Island Drive-Cape San Blas+/1000sf; $10 psf mod gross; high visibility on Cape San Blas Road212 Hwy 98-Town Centre Building1st, 2nd, 3rd oor suites avail; +/-1700-2250sf; $6.75-$8.75psf mod gross202 Marina Drive Centennial Bank Bldg 2nd & 3rd Floor Spaces Avail; +/-491-5,000sf; $12 psf mod gross 316 & 318 Reid Avenue Of ce /Retail; +/1,700sf; Can be subdivided; $13.25psf 101 Reid Avenue Seven of ce suites avail starting at $400 mo plus pro rata CAM 103 Reid Avenue Great of ce/retail location ready for occupancy; $10 psf mod gross 219 Reid Avenue Of ce/Retail; +/-5400 sf; subdividable $7 psf mod grossWarehouse / Flex Space110 Trade Circle West +/2500-7500sf suites, 14ft roll-up doors, dock high loading; inquire for terms 2790 Hwy 98 +/5,640 sf : Of ce / Warehouse; $8 psf mod gross; Property also available for sale; Inquire for terms; 17 seperate storage units availableFor Sale223 Monument Avenue Four city lots fronting Hwy 98; $375,000 407 Reid Avenue+/4988 sf: 100% leased multi tenant bldg; On-site parking; $349,500401 Reid Avenue+/5400 sf: Retail space; $165,000; Avail for lease; Inquire for termsLoggerhead Restaurant Cape San Blas, +/-3000sf, FFE incl., .47 ac, on site-parking, sewer, asking $350,000. Short Sale 60 Island Drive, Eastpoint, FL +/-19,620sf: Fully climate controlled of ce & retail show space; located on primary SGI access corridor; $675,000 516 1st Street +/-11,400 sf of ce/warehouse : .09 acres; Four roll up and/or high clearance entryways; $395,000 320 Marina Drive Corner lot entry to Marina Cove : .14 acres; High visibility site; Call for details Marina CoveLot 15-88x30, pad ready, $35,000PSJ Commerce Park+/6.5 acre site : $119,900; owner nancing available235 W. Gulf Beach Drive Of ce/Retail; +/-5,335sf multi-tenant bldg St. George Island; Also avail for lease; inquire for terms; $399,000 UNDERCONTRACT estaur ant as, +/-3000sf, FFE incl., .47 ac, on SOLD d rea dy$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 NEEDS:Florida Licensed Stylist & Nail TechVery busy location with lots of walk-ins 50% Commission PT/FT Flexible Schedule Paul Mitchell Advanced Training Apply within @ 147 W. Hwy 98 Port St. Joe, Florida 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 Your land or family land is all you need to buy a new home. Call 850-682-3344 1 bedroom Apt.; close to town; Dogwood Terrace Apartments; 808 Woodward Ave, PSJ; 850-227-7800 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. 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 PSJ, 3 br, 1 ba, all brick 404 Battles Street, corner lot -large yard. W/D incl $650/mo + dep. 301-265-5368 White City Clean 3/2 House!2 Blk from boat ramp, quiet, long term, $650 + Dep, Call 850-270-8757.Text FL00312 to 56564 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. $350 Down $317/mo. Call 803-978-1540 or 803-403-9555 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 Logistics/TransportCDL Class A Route DriverAverage 10 stops. Home base -Apalachicola, FL 850-653-8823 Web ID#: 34200243Text FL00243 to 56654 Call To Place An Ad In Classifieds. 747-5020 See emeraldcoastjobs.com to nd a job at the intersection of both.Wouldn’t you like a job that ful lls you both professionally and personally? 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Yard SaleSaturday, March 10th 8:00 amOld Florida memorabilia, tools, antiques, furniture, pedestal sink, tableware, lamps..LARGE variety of items.605 10th St., Port St. Joe Food Svs/HospitalityBack of the HouseLocal Restaurant seeking experienced professionals for back of house positions. Email resume sumsmith86@ gmail.com or for more information call: (850) 247-8419 Web ID#: 34198572 Medical/HealthCaring Peopleand CNAs needed. Join a team of people who make a difference in the lives of the elderly. Provide non medical companionship, in home help and personal care for the elderly. Flexible day, evening & weekend hours. Positions available in the Appalachicola, Mexico Beach and Port St. Joe areas.Home Instead Senior CareCall Mon-Thur 9-3pm 850-640-1223 or toll free 1-866-301-1919 Web ID#: 34199799 Text FL99799 to 56654 Logistics/TransportEARN EXTRA INCOMENEEDED IMMEDIATELY!!!! 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 ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from Home Medical, Business, Criminal Justice Hospitality. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. SCHEV certified. Call 866-467-0054 www.CenturaOnline.com AIRLINES ARE HIRING -Train for hands on Aviation Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified -Job placement assistance. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 877-206-9405 Port St. Joe 2001 Marvin Ave. March 10th 8am -12pm.Garage SaleMulti-Family yard sale, lots of great buys for you to see. Text FL00294 to 56654 Two mens Schwinn bicycles brand new. All aluminum, with stainless steel chains to replace modern chains for durability. $140 each (850) 653-2615 Serious inquires only. you are hearing impaired, call 711. REBECCA L. NORRIS Clerk of the Circuit Court Gulf County, Florida Attorney for Plaintiff: Shapiro, Fishman & Gache’, LLP 4630 Woodland Corporate Blvd., Suite 100 Tampa, FL 33614 (813) 880-8888 (813) 880-8800 March 8, 15, 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. 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Thursday, MARCH 8 2012 By Tim CroftStar News Editor Doug Wheeler said the timing could not have been more appropriate. On the heels of the recent announcement that Eastern Shipbuilding would be expanding into Gulf County offering as many as 200 new jobs, Wheeler said the potential for developing the Port of Port St. Joe could not be greater. This is all coming at a time of bigger discussions in Tallahassee and a larger discussion in Washington about the value of seaports in creating jobs, said Wheeler, president of the Florida Ports Council and last weeks keynote speaker at the 76th annual dinner for the Gulf County Chamber of Commerce. During a night when Preble Rish Engineers were recognized by the Chamber as Business of the Year, George and Hilda Duren was honored with Lifetime Achievement awards and John and Carlene Parker were recognized for their volunteer efforts for the chamber, the main theme of the night remained the Port of Port St. Joe. Brian DIsernia, president of Eastern Shipbuilding, was in attendance along with Wheeler, a longtime friend of outgoing Chamber president Bobby Pickels. A new business will soon be joining our community, said Ralph Roberson before presenting the Chamber awards for 2012. They currently have 900 employees and are seeking to hire 500 more with some of those jobs right here in Gulf County. After noting Easterns long and successful record since its founding in 1976, Roberson nished his remarks by saying, Thank you for coming to Gulf County.Port hot topic at 76th Chamber dinner Special to The StarGulf County Sheriff Joe Nugent would like to announce that he is seeking re-election to the of ce of Sheriff. Although not born in Gulf County, Nugent has lived 32 of his 56 years here. I am proud that the citizens of Gulf County have allowed me to serve as their Sheriff for the last ve years and with your support look forward to doing so for the next four years. My Law Enforcement career began with the Gulf County Sheriffs Of ce as a Deputy in 1987. In 1992 I went to work for the Port St. Joe Police Department where I later became a Sergeant (shift Supervisor). In October 1995 I returned to the Gulf County Sheriffs Of ce as Sergeant in charge of patrol operations. Over the next few years I was promoted to the rank of Captain, Major and then appointed Sheriff in July 2007. In 2009, with your support, I was elected to the Of ce of Sheriff. The children of Gulf County are our focal point and as promised the DARE program has been returned to both the elementary and middle schools. The Sheriffs Sheriff Nugent to run for re-electionBy Valerie GarmanStar Staff Writer Sacred Heart President Roger Hall maintains that the quality of care a hospital provides is measured by the quality of the community that surrounds it. When people come through the doors (at Sacred Heart on the Gulf), it feels different, Hall said. It feels different because of our volunteers, because of our caregivers. Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf will celebrate its two year anniversary March 15, a milestone that Hall said has been quite an odyssey. In two years, Hall has seen an important partnership develop with the Gulf County Health Department, a new womens center rise from the ground, Medicaid reimbursement decrease by 20 percent, a capable staff and volunteer base develop and has witnessed a steady stream of support from the community. Opening a new hospital is certainly a journey, Hall said. We have certainly been able to have good quality care and patient satisfaction. Weve jumped that hurdle. In two short years, Sacred Heart on the Gulf has developed a reputation as a leader in patient satisfaction and quality care. Where we are today, Im happy to say our patient satisfaction score at the hospital on the Gulf is one of the highest in the region, Hall said. We have one of the highest patient satisfactions in this geographic area and one of the highest patient satisfactions in the state of Florida. Patient satisfaction is measured through Hospital Care Assurance Program (H-CAP) scores, which are available for comparison on the Medicare website. Hall sees Sacred Heart as more of a mission than a hospital. The volunteers are very Sacred Heart on the Gulf: 2 years and running strong A second chance at survivalGulf World team releases 16 sea turtles at Money Bayou Photos by VALERIE GARMAN | The StarA team from Gulf World Marine Park in Panama City released 16 rehabilitated sea turtles back into the Gulf waters at Money Bayou in Port St. Joe on March 1. This green sea turtle, named Abigail, was found cold-stunned in St. Joseph Bay on Feb. 13 and taken to Gulf World for rehabilitation. Below Members of the Gulf World Stranding Team watch the rehabilitated turtles disappear into the water.By Valerie Garman | Star Staff Writer A warm winter is a good winter for sea turtles. In a second chance at survival, 16 small turtles shimmied their way down the shoreline and back into the Gulf waters at Money Bayou in Port St. Joe March 1 after being rehabilitated at Gulf World Marine Park in Panama City Beach. Each juvenile turtle was given a name by Gulf World workers; Daniel, Noah, Aiden, Anthony, Chloe, Abagail and Adison were among those released in hopes they will one day reach maturity, a feat very few sea turtles accomplish. VALERIE GARMAN | The StarSacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf will celebrate its second anniversary on March 15. Doug Wheeler of the Florida Ports Council was the keynote speaker, saying the timing of recent development news concerning the Port of Port St. Joe could not have been better.TIM CROFT | The Star SHERIFF JOE NUGENTSee SECOND CHANCE A3 See CHAMBER A8 See NUGENT A2 See HEART A8 Green sea turtles Abigail and Adison make their way to the water. Planet Janitors, B1 50 For breaking news, visit www.starfl.comSubscribe to The Star800-345-8688For your hometown paper delivered to your home! 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LocalA2 | The Star Thursday, March 8, 2012 By Tim CroftStar News Editor Always check the fax machine. Linda Grif n learned that the hard way in November 2000. She had just successfully nished a long, arduous campaign for of ce she beat nine other candidates for Supervisor of Elections that year and was coming in for all the postelection paperwork that dots the Is and crosses the Ts for every election. And there, sitting on the fax machine, was a directive from Gov. Jeb Bush ordering a recount. I was baptized by re, Grif n said from her desk as she discussed her term in of ce. I guess it might have been Gods way of preparing me because I know God sent me to do this. The 2000 election would go down as one of the most contentious and extended in history, the U.S. Supreme Court ultimately ruling an end to the recount which in turn put Florida in George W. Bushs win column, putting him in the White House, despite losing the popular vote. Grif n remembers that year as a tough one on the ground in Gulf County. She was determined to meet and greet every voter she could possibly nd and says she believes it is the responsibility of every candidate to meet their constituents. One problem was that as deputy supervisor for Cora Sue Robinson, Grif n could only campaign after work, during the evenings and on weekends. At that time candidates endured two primaries six weeks apart before they even got to the general election. During a hot summer after Grif n decided late in the process to put her hat in the ring. She started on the north end of the county and worked south, she said, reaching nearly every house but a few on St. Joseph Peninsula. (My husband) Gus (Grif n) was beside me every step of the way, Grif n said. I could not have done it without him. It was an experience I wouldnt trade for a million dollars. I found out just how wonderful most people are. It was one of the most enjoyable experiences of my life and one of the most rewarding. She was hesitantly even in the race. Grif n had gone to work for Robinson a few months after being laid off from the St. Joseph Telephone and Telegraph Company, soon to be GTCom. Grif n had been at the telephone company 25 years. One day, employees came in to nd a package on their desk. It was a severance package, providing a set amout per year of service. Employees could sign the package and depart or not sign and have no guarantee of future employment. Grif n agonized and prayed for a few days. She took the severance in February 1997. Once I made up my mind it was like this burden had been lifted off my shoulders, Grif n said. She taught a few classes at Faith Christian School, but basically took it easy before an April encountered with the woman everyone called Miss Cora. Grif n still calls her Miss Cora to this day. Grif n ran into Robinson at the Post Of ce and during the conversation wondered if Robinson was hiring. She said, When can you start? Grif n said with a chuckle. She was such a precious person. People loved Miss Cora. She was a precious person to work for. She worked for Robinson until running in 2000 as an ill Robinson decided to retire. Robinson had to give Grif n the push to join the crowded eld, noting that Grif ns experience would prove invaluable in the job. Even after that four years of experience, it never entered my mind to run, Grif n said. The experience and Miss Cora prepared me. But nobody could prepare Grif n for those rst weeks in of ce. National newspapers visiting to check overand under-votes as the vote counting went on. Media of all variety from around the country calling and asking questions about the numbers. Grif n was completely unprepared until she saw the fax the morning after the election because she had been a candidate on that 2000 ballot. I didnt want to be around anywhere they were counting ballots, Grif n said. By morning she knew she had won and who had won local races. Only the fax machine indicated of what was to come over the next month and more. Grif n has never had an opponent for the job since, re-elected without opposition in 2004 and 2008. Miss. Coras training paid off. I always keep my law book handy on my desk, Grif n said. You need to always know what is in that law book. If you screw up an election, geez. (This job) its 365 days a year. Weve got to make sure we are telling voters and candidates the right thing. But times and elections have changed. The of ce rst got computers in 1996. Now, Grif n said elections are so technology-driven. Early voting has also changed the dynamics. Voters love it, Grif n said. And being able to have it up in Wewahitchka is also very important. But everything has changed. Everything is so much different. Nothing is the same. It was her time to step aside, she said, to let younger people who need jobs to get them. She is in the states deferred retirement program and doesnt believe in doubledipping by continuing to draw a salary after vesting her retirement. She has things she wants to do. Gus is retired also. There are plans, but there are also wistful memories. I have worked with a lot of great people, Grif n said. My staff, my poll workers, I could not have done anything without them. God sent me some special people to work with. That part I am really going to miss. 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 COMMERCIAL RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITY ASSOCIATIONMGR. SPRINGPROMOTION NEW CUSTOMERS 1/2OFF 2 MONTHSGULF COUNTY AND MEXICO BEACH (850) 247.8956www.coastalpoolandspa.com Call 340-0879 for more information/appointmentHours: Monday-Friday 9am-12:00524 First Street, Port St. Joe Now accepting applications for new students ages 3,4,5 Of ce has also established the Gulf County Explorer Post 3911, a program for boys and girls 12-18 interested in public safety, The Teen Driver Challenge, a program to help students with knowledge and hands-on experience to reduce their chances of being involved in a vehicle crash, The Ghost Out and Megan Napier Foundation Programs, to educate young adults on the dangers of drinking and driving. The Sheriffs Office offers these and other programs to help our children become productive members of society. As I begin my 25th year in Gulf County Law Enforcement I am asking for your support in the upcoming election. I am looking forward to serving the people of Gulf County and, as always, serving all of the people of Gulf County with an office that serves and protects all of its citizens. NUGENT from page A1 Grif n retiring as Supervisor of Elections FORMER SUPERVISIOR OF ELECTIONS LINDA GRIFFINI always keep my law book handy on my desk. You need to always know what is in that law book. If you screw up an election, geez. (This job) its 365 days a year. Weve got to make sure we are telling voters and candidates the right thing.Linda Grif n

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Thursday, March 8, 2012 OpinionA4 | The StarThere is nothing I enjoy more than getting to spend time with my children one-on-one. My second daughter seems to understand me more than the other two and she is a delightful dinner date. We have a Mediterranean restaurant in town that has gotten very good reviews, so I thought I would surprise her with a trip there on our weekly night out. She has always been game when it comes to trying new food and has a talent for determining the ingredients used in various dishes. We often request the chef to come to our table and conrm her thoughts. The restaurant we went to was called Nazar. I had no idea what it meant or what to expect with Mediterranean food, but I thought we would have a good time. The restaurant is in what had once been residential house in an area away from the chain restaurants and tourist traps. When we arrived, we noticed there werent many cars in the parking lot, but we didnt think much about it. After getting inside, we realized that there was only one couple eating, still we didnt have a problem with this. We did notice that there were a lot of eyes looking at us. At this time remember I had no idea what a Nazar was or what it meant I only knew that this restaurant had a lot of these blue eyes on the walls and they were all looking at us. Our host and waiter was the same fellow Cole. He was incredibly nice and knew the menu well. It is usually my choice to let the waiter choose what I eat; its just what I do. I liked Cole right off the bat, because he didnt even wait for me to ask him to choose for me. Cole recommended that we get the combination platter to share and the eggplant with sauce as an appetizer. He was dead on with his recommendation, the meal was phenomenal. My daughter and I were having such a wonderful time that we did not want to leave. So we didnt. We decided to get an order of baklava and a Turkish coffee apiece. As we sat enjoying our dessert and coffee, we discussed the eyes around us and the name Nazar. We decided to ask Cole. Our rst question to him was about the eyes and, of course, his answer was that they were Nazars, which also answered our second question. Cole went on to explain that these Nazar amulets protect against the evil eye and they are seen everywhere in Turkey. Turkish people use them on jewelry and hang them in and on their houses, ofces and cars to ward off evil. Through further research, I found out that Turkish folks like to pin Nazars on their babies clothing to guard against bad things. Cole went on to tell us that he had given some of these Nazars to a lady who was having ghost troubles in a rural area and that they worked! Im not a ghost person, but I do think if someone thinks something works, it usually does. This reminded me of the episode from The Andy Grifth Show where an older lady, Emma Watson, cant live without her pills. The pills were just sugar pills, or a placebo. However, Emma thought they made her feel better so they did. Now that I understood about the Nazar and its ties to Turkey and Mediterranean cuisine, I decided to do a little more research. In the late 1990s, I owned a little weekly newspaper in Huntsville, Ala. As a gimmick, I had a contest every week where I gave away 1,000,000 Turkish lira. Readers would send their entries in weekly to a trivia contest and I would randomly draw a name from the correct responses. Every few months, I would go to the bank and order about 20 million Turkish lira at a time and for just a few dollars I would get the foreign currency back in less than a week. I just thought it was fun to give away a million of anything. The Turkish currency came in 1,000,000 bills so it made it even more fun (and easier on me). In doing my research on Turkey, I decided to nd out what the exchange rate for the Turkish lira was now, compared to the U.S. dollar. Observe a county budget committee meeting to understand the 99 percent vs. 1 percent concept. The 1 percent is the county commissioners who make the decisions on county policy and as with most local government county policy is about how dollars are spent. The 99 percent is the county employees who must implement the policy, i.e. operate within scal mandates placed upon them. Talk about unfunded mandates the county has nothing on the state. To summarize, the county is operating on ice thinner than a Communion wafer, one heavy storm away from facing scal cataclysm, to hear constitutional ofcers and department heads tell the tale, as they did during a budget committee meeting. But one particular exchange was insightful in what it said about commissions past and how the county got into this mess. During a discussion about departments badly in need of replacing aging and out-of-date equipment the Property Appraiser and Sheriffs Ofce use computers that run on DOS, so 15 seconds ago 10 years ago, Public Works and the Sheriffs Ofce have aging vehicles deputy administrator Michael Hammond noted that there used to be a better system. Five years ago or so when things were going good, he said, there was a better system for replacing equipment. Hammond didnt complete the sentence because he didnt need to ve years ago when commissioners were awash in public money all a department needed to was ask and the commissioners gave. Price wasnt an issue because the public and their rising property values were pumping so much money into county coffers. Just as there is no calling for a rewrite on the relationship between the St. Joe Company and the Port St. Joe Port Authority, there is no rewrite on the drunken-sailor-on-shore-leave spending that amounted to county policy during the good years of the prior decade. It is evident that commissioners, as the proverbial squirrel ignored upcoming winter, paid little heed to the future. As several committee members noted last week, the county is one major event, natural or otherwise, from facing a scal abyss. Reserves are scant. Key departments are keeping equipment together with wire, tape and hope, or leaving broken equipment aside without the funds for xing. Those dollars that poured into the county during the previous decade, when the county budget exploded by more than 140 percent over a six-year period, are gone with the wind, spent like a lottery winner not caring about life beyond the expiration of their windfall. But now that the rubber is driving the county down the road toward a rising brick wall, a few suggestions: Get out of the landll business. The landll brings in a fraction of the tonnage required to resemble a break-even operation and loses hundreds of thousands of dollars a year. Instead of considering expanding the landll, as commissioners have discussed, the county should be exploring privatizing the operation. Maybe a private entity can make the landll work, but commissioners have watched that garbage pit soak up millions of taxpayer dollars over the last decade without attacking the problem take the public off the hook. At the same time adopt mandatory garbage pickup. The municipalities somehow make it work at a costsavings. Other, larger counties make it work. This is a county-wide issue; make a county-wide decision with district mentalities put aside and mandatory garbage pickup makes sense. Get a handle on Munis. The work order system much hailed as a solution to accountability and transparency in county government continues, according to a host of department heads and constitutional ofcers, to be anything but. Not user-friendly, consuming hours instead of saving them, whatever the reasons somehow the city of Port St. Joe has implemented the system, to rousing success, in half the eight years the county has been wrestling with the problem with limited to no success. Until commissioners provide a thoroughly transparent method for accounting how money is spent and the recent audit of the Tourist Development Council which looked at just a sampling of county business noted nearly a dozen instances of policies and procedures disregarded as public money was spent they have zero credibility with the public regarding their stewardship of taxpayer dollars. Get out of the park up-keep business. As was offered by several department heads, Public Works should stop having to provide upkeep to parks. The TDC is the appropriate entity to handle upkeep and upgrades of parks as part of its charge to promote tourism. The county has some two dozen parks, a creation of district agendas and money raining down from the state. The county can not afford to keep up each park, many of which are nothing more than vanity projects for past and current commissioners. Turn it over to the TDC. Look past today. Tough times come and go but regardless of the economy the county should have in place a funding stream for equipment, contingencies such as the rise in price of gasoline or a disaster. Given the good times of the last decade, those funds, if established and managed, would be providing a much-needed buffer in tough times. But if commissioners truly want to bring sense and balance to a difcult budget, they could start this year by beginning the move to county-wide voting. Because the mistakes of the past, the failures to save, to broaden horizons in decision-making that has brought the county and taxpayers to the current state is the lack of a cohesive vision enabled by a singlemember district system that does not work and a mentality among commissioners the county can not afford. Just ask the 99 percent.I bowed to the voice in the wilderness Keyboard KLATTERINGSThe Nazar and how I lost millionsDollars and no sense TiIM CrROFtTStar news editor Whew! I almost didnt spend the money fast enough! I had to hurry the framers, the roofer, the concrete people and Ike Mincy. This story started years back. And I had no idea about the ending until a few months ago. I was in high school when Mother rst brought up building a garage. She didnt want a large one mind you, just something to park our old 1960 Chevrolet in so she wouldnt get wet coming or going on grocery day. Course, she had a son in college and two more moving in that direction. Money was a little short. She put the garage on hold. Leon went on to optometry school. Like an inconsiderate adolescent, I picked an expensive private university. Vietnam postponed David Marks graduation for a couple of years. It took a while, and several circuitous twists and turns, but we managed to get out on our own and mom and dad added the garage they nally could afford. Mom put as much junk in it as was possible and still have room for a car. That garage housed rewood, lawnmowers, aged furniture waiting for a new home, empty mason jars, an old horse collar, newspaper stories on Princess Grace, a used-up whiskey barrel she never got around to making into a planter, the original mantle over our replace and I think one partridge in a pear tree. She added a small library above the garage for her numerous books and more stuff. Of course, it afforded extra wall space for grandchildren pictures. She was obviously proud of it, although she would never say as much. She came to visit right after Cathy and I had done a little addition to the back of our house in 1985. Son, why didnt you add a garage? You know, they are mighty handy. I wasnt sure if she meant they were handy for parking your car, or storing your junk! It didnt really matter. We had two sons just growing into their teen years. We had taken out another mortgage to enlarge the tiny kitchen and add that second bathroom Cathy convinced me we were in desperate need of. It was two months after we nished before we could afford a shower curtain, even the eeting thought of a garage was out of the question. We had almost paid off the second mortgage when Josh went off to college. And before he could get out, Jesse joined him. Folks, I dont even have to discuss tuition for two. Many of you have been there! I will sum up my economic college afliation by reminding you I paid $400 for a biology book! About the only thing I could gure, that primer must have contained original skeletal remains of a Cro-Magnon man! Josh fell in love. Ker-chang! While he is romancing his new girlfriend with steak tartar at the Fountain Blue overlooking the picturesque Cumberland River, Cathy and I are back home eating lettuce gumbo and fried baloney sandwiches. It seemed like my boys were in college through three presidential terms and two Mideast wars. Eating was always more important to me than parking cars. I didnt put my garage on hold it wasnt even on the radar! Had it sprang to mind, it would have been more like a dream than a possibility. The boys nally got out on their own. They married well and Im only two mortgages and an extended credit card short of being even. Im thinking life is good. And there could be a light at the end of the tunnel. It dimmed a mite when Cathy decided to help with the grandchildrens various enterprises. Our boys dont need us now. They havent asked for a penny in years. They dont expect or want a thing. Cathy hasnt let that stand in her way. Have you bought a dance recital outt for a 4-year-old lately? Im telling you, theyre more expensive than college biology books. Daddy died in 1979. Mom left us a year and a half ago. Leon, Dave and I sold the home place. It was too far away for any of us to check on and none of us wanted to clean out the garage. It was the rst money I reckon that had just been handed to Cathy and I. We didnt really know what to do. Garage. GARAGE! It was like a voice crying in t he wilderness! A one eyed guy could see this plan coming a mile away! But I had to act fast. Cathy would pass this money on to the kids if I didnt spend it rst. I offered a bonus to the rst contractor that could get to the house. How soon could you start? Im on a short timetable here. Cant you guys nail any faster than that? I had to get my garage project up and running before the next dance recital or birthday trip to Monkey Joes! It was amazing to watch that garage go up. And I am indebted to so many people who worked so hard on it. They assumed they were just putting up another building. I thought so for a while. And then I heard that voice in the wilderness. Not crying out this time, but whispering softly. Mom had rst mentioned the idea to me a quarter of a century ago. Then she hung around long enough to get my boys through college. She didnt exactly hand me the money, but it sure would not have been possible without her. Mothers dont ever quit! And when you ride by my house, please understand youre seeing much more than a simple garage out to the side. Ive already wheeled in the lawnmower, mason jars and some old furniture. Im looking for a mantel and a horse collar. Thanks Mom,No. 2 Son HUnkerNKER DOWnNKesley Colbert 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 CranksRANKS MY tra TRACtTOrRBN Heard See na NAZarAR A5

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Thursday, March 8, 2012 Send your letters to : LETTERS TO THE EDITOR P.O. Box 308 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 Fax: 850-227-7212 Email: tcroft@star.comComments from our readers in the form of letters to the editor or a guest column are solicited and encouraged. A newspapers editorial page should be a forum where differing ideas and opinions are exchanged. All letters and guest columns must be signed and should include the address and phone number of the author. The street address and phone number are for verication and will not be published. Letters must be in good taste and The Star reserves the right to edit letters for correctness and style. SHARE Yo O Ur R OPINIONs S LettersA5 | The StarI got sick. I got the kind of sick you would get when someone duct-taped your hands behind you and made you watch as they ushed your 50 million dollar lottery ticket down the toilet. The rst thing that popped up was... 1 Turkish lira = 0.5677 U.S. dollars I quickly gured with the present exchange rate that I was giving away over a half million U.S. dollars a week. Had the Turkish lira gone up that much? Had the U.S. dollar gone down that much? This could not be right. I researched back a few more years and got sicker. It seemed that about four years ago, the Turkish lira and U.S. dollar were exchanging almost one to one. I dont keep up with such things, but there had to be an explanation. There was an explanation and my multimillionaire generosity was short lived. I have to admit that I was very relieved. It seems that in 2005, they came up with a New Turkish Lira, where they dropped six zeroes. It made me feel better to know that I had still been giving away less than a dollar when I was giving away all that Turkish cash. Im denitely going to get one of those Nazars to protect me. Find more stories at www.CranksMyTractor. com. Getting paid to go shopping might sound like a dream job, but buyer beware: For each legitimate mystery or secret shopper opportunity, probably hundreds more are scams. In fact, the National Consumers League (NCL) says complaints regarding fraudulent mystery shopper and work-at-home schemes were up nearly 9 percent during the past six months. Here are tips for spotting bogus mystery shopper programs: Many retailers hire marketing research companies to gauge their employees quality of customer service. Those companies in turn hire mystery shoppers to make purchases anonymously and ll out questionnaires documenting their experience. Many research rms belong to the Mystery Shopping Providers Association (www.mysteryshop.org), a trade organization that links businesses with mystery shopping providers. (MSPA also provides a search engine where people can register for mystery shopping assignments.) Unfortunately, scammers increasingly are using newspaper and Internet job ads, emails and phone calls to snare unsuspecting consumers with promises of quick, easy money for minimal effort. Heres how a typical mystery shopping scam might work: You answer an ad and are hired as a mystery shopper to evaluate its clients businesses. The company sends an ofciallooking employment packet containing the business evaluation forms youll supposedly use. But rst, youll be required to complete a socalled training assignment to make sure youre a suitable employee. Thats where the fraud comes in: The company claims its evaluating a money transfer service like Western Union. They send you a large check with instructions to deposit it in your personal checking account. You are told to keep a certain amount as your fee and then to pose as a customer by wiring the balance to a third party usually within 48 hours. You then submit a report about your customer experience. What you may not realize is that the original check was fake. Scammers know that by law, banks generally must make deposited funds under $5,000 available within a few days. They count on your completing the transaction before the check has been cleared by the issuing bank, which may take several weeks. Once your bank discovers the fraud, it will bounce the check and you are on the hook for the whole amount you wired plus your wasted time. Common red ags include: Legitimate companies will never ask you to send a money transfer for any purpose. Legitimate companies dont charge shoppers a fee to work. Be suspicious if youre hired on the basis of an email or phone call without any interview or background checks. Companies that promise you can make a lot of money as a mystery shopper are almost certainly scams. If mystery shoppers are asked to make purchases, its usually for very small amounts for which they will be reimbursed. Mystery shoppers are paid after completing their assignments and returning the questionnaires. Shoppers never receive checks upfront. Jason Alderman directs Visas nancial education programs. To Follow Jason Alderman on Twitter: www.twitter.com/PracticalMoney. Beware of mystery shopper scams JasoASON Alder LDERMaANBy Keith L. Jones, CPAA tax credit is a dollar-for-dollar reduction of taxes owed. Some tax credits are refundable meaning if you are eligible and claim one, you can get the rest of it in the form of a tax refund even after your tax liability has been reduced to zero. Here are four refundable tax credits you should consider to increase your refund on your 2011 federal income tax return: 1. The Earned Income Tax Credit is for people earning less than $49,078 from wages, self-employment or farming. Millions of workers who saw their earnings drop in 2011 may qualify for the rst time. Income, age and the number of qualifying children determine the amount of the credit, which can be up to $5,751. Workers without children also may qualify. For more information, see IRS Publication 596, Earned Income Credit. 2 The Child and Dependent Care Credit is for expenses paid for the care of your qualifying children under age 13, or for a disabled spouse or dependent, while you work or look for work. 3. The Child Tax Credit is for people who have a qualifying child. The maximum credit is $1,000 for each qualifying child. You can claim this credit in addition to the Child and Dependent Care Credit. 4. The Retirement Savings Contributions Credit, also known as the Savers Credit, is designed to help low-to-moderate income workers save for retirement. You may qualify if your income is below a certain limit and you contribute to an IRA or workplace retirement plan, such as a 401(k) plan. The Savers Credit is available in addition to any other tax savings that apply. There are many other tax credits that may be available to you depending on your facts and circumstances. Since many qualications and limitations apply to various tax credits, it would be wise to contact a Certied Public Accountant. CPAs are who Americans count on to provide them with sound tax and nancial advice. Contact Keith at keith@ keithjonescpa.com.4 tax credits that can boost your refund NAZAR from page AA5 letterLETTER toTO theTHE editorEDITORDear Editor: The citizens of Port St. Joe should be glad, very glad. In the news last week, numerous sources reported a huge re that broke out at a 750 megawatt biomass plant east of London, England. This is Britains rst and largest dedicated biomass plant and the re broke out in a fuel storage area at its wood-pellet re power station that had only begun generating power last month. The power station opened in 1969 and previously burned coal until recently using 100 percent biomass fuel by burning wood pellets. Thank heavens there were no injuries reported. Police and over 100 reghters were called to the plant. Reuters reported, The re service said operations were being hindered by the fact that the re is high up in the main structure of the building, making it difcult for crews to reach. Can you imagine this happening here in Port St. Joe? On Oct. 4, 2011, our city commissioners voted to approve a development order to build a biomass facility here, but thank goodness, the developers of the facility could not get funding. Had they gotten this funding, this facility would be under constructed right now, making it possible for the same situation to happen here as in the UK. This proposed plant here would have been smaller 65 megawatts but would have had an additional risk of explosion because it was to have the worlds rst biomass integrated gasication combined cycle project. Port St. Joe would have been guinea pigs for a risky project. Also of note is the much smaller biomass facility on campus at the University of South Carolina, where a boiler exploded and two other potentially lethal accidents happened. Port St. Joe ofcials should take notice of this and make sure a pellet, or other type of biomass facility, doesnt get built in Port St. Joe.Dave DorrisPort St. JoePort St. Joe citizens should be gladCongress needs to readdress, as well as rewrite, more exibility into the MagnusonStevens Act. No longer can we the people be held hostage to the best available science clauses within it as it creates unreliable data and false echoes as to the health of the different species causing needless regulations, mismanagement and wasted dollars in management practices like we all see with our Red Snapper! The United We Fish rally held in Washington, D.C. in February 2010 was a success, but seemed to fall on deaf ears as those in charge continued to waste time and money on catch shares and their models of the best available science. This year may be the one when we are heard as it is a big election year! We all need to come together for this rally. We will be heard on the lawn of the Capitol Building this March 21. With 5,000 anglers, commercial shermen and concerned business owners at the 2010 rally, we hope to have many more this year for the Keep America Fishing rally. It will also be online at http:// keepamericashing. com. Please join us in Washington as we shout, United We Fish I Fish I Vote! Two buses will be departing from Panama City to D.C. and back, leaving early morning on March 20 and returning the morning of March 22. The bus ride is offered for free courtesy of Rafelds Fisheries. The only expense will be for food and to split a hotel room on the way up just outside of D.C. on March 20. All interested should contact Tom Adams at (850) 381-1313 or by email at tomadams@ mexicobeachcharters. com; or Bob Zales at (850) 814-8001 or by email at bobzales@att. net. The Magnuson Stevens act was written 36 years ago and did not encompass ALL then it does now. It, like an old boat, needs overhauling every now and again to keep up with our changing sh stocks and the times. Those at National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) and at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) just keep plugging along. We have to force them to overhaul this system and bring it up to 2012 standards and for the future. We need these changes now so we can sh now and protect these rights for our children and generations to come. We all know how many Snapper are out there we have to make them understand! If you cannot join the rally, please at least join the Recreational Fishing Alliance (RFA). We are a non-prot and your membership dues will only go to ghting these unfair regulations for all shermen and to keep you informed of upcoming legislation and rule changes that will affect your right to sh. Call or write Tom Adams to join the new Forgotten Coast Chapter of the RFA 3811313 or tomadams@ mexicobeachcharters. com.I sh, I vote! Local shermen to rally at Capitol Hill

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Thursday, March 8, 2012 EVERYTHING FOR YOUROUTDOOR ADVENTURECorner of Marina Drive, Port St. Joe, FL(next to Piggly Wiggly)www.BWOsh.com 5 th Annual EV E EV E EV RYTHING FOR E RYTHING FOR E Y OUR Y OUR Y O UTDOOR ADV E UTDOOR ADV E UTDOOR ADV NTUR E NTUR E E Corner of Marina Drive, Port St. Joe, FL 5 5 A A n A n A Our BIGGEST SALEof the Year!HUGE SAVINGS ON THOUSANDS OF ITEMSMARCH 30 & 31 FRIDAY 7AM6PMET&SATURDAY 7AM 5PMET E-mail outdoors news to tcroft@ star .com Page 6 OUTDOORSwww.starfl.comSection Section A Freshwater InshoreThis week the water temperature in St. Joe Bay has reached 66 degrees. only a few more weeks until we reach the magic number of 68 degrees. Red sh are being spotted in Eagle Harbor and on the ats in the bay, as well as trout. Some decent sized sh are being caught at the sea wall in the marina, but the better reports are coming in from Cape San Blas and Inian pass. Snow birds are reporting good whiting catches from the beaches and a few pompano. This warming trend is great for shing. Good reports from Lake Wimico and Howard creek are of great catches of shellcracker, bass, and cat sh. The rising waters last week was also good for cat sh at the damns and in the Big rivers. Crappie continue to bite in all the waters around the Forgotten Coast, but better reports are coming in from Depot Creek. SPONSORED BY KING COBIA PHOTOS SPECIAL TO FLORIDA FREEDOM NEWSPAPERSJared Jenkins shows off a 93.8-pound cobia he caught on the Full Pull to take top honors in the Destin Cobia Tournament at HarborWalk Marina. By Tina HarbuckFlorida Freedom Newspapers Its not a rumor. The crew aboard the Full Pull spotted the rst cobia of the season Wednesday afternoon just off the beach at Navarre. However, the crew, which has pulled in the rst cobia of the season 10 times to kick off the Destin Cobia Tournament at HarborWalk Marina, wasnt so lucky Wednesday. She wouldnt bite, said Capt. Chris Wagner, who was shing along with Andy Block and Tyler Jenkins. All we had were choafer and pin sh, Block said. Not to mention the four-hour window of sunshine to catch a sh. And they didnt see the cobia until the last 15 minutes. Conservatively, she was 80 pounds, Block said. She was a pretty sh. The crew got to work the cobia and toss baits at her for about 15 minutes. After that the fog rolled in and we couldnt see nothing, Blocksaid. This was the Full Pulls rst time in search of cobia this season. Last year they landed the rst cobia of the season on March 10. Its been so warm lately, I just knew there would be a sh out there, Block said, But the ol girl got away. The Full Pull was headed back out Thursday in hopes of landing that rst one. However, they soon might nd themselves with company on the water as others gear up for the season. Im hoping for a good season, said Capt. John Tenore of the Dawn Patrol, but its hard to tell. And it will probably start early, because of the warm weather. Capt. Tenore took rst place in the 30-foot and under division of the Destin Cobia Tournament last year with an 86.6-pounder caught on March 17. We saw 12 that day and ended up with three, he said. The number of sh caught last year overall wasnt real high, Tenore said, but we had good quality sh. And if the sh decide to show up early, Weve just got to go with it. Tenore is making plans to hit the water next week in search of cobia. But before he does or anyone does You need to make sure all your tackle is in order, he said. New lines and leaders for the year. Its also good to have an assortment of bait, Tenore said. He suggested such baits as choafer, eels, mullet, cobia jigs and tube lures. Tenore said he likes to take a black and an orange tube lure, until the eels are in for bait. He said one of the biggest cobia hes ever caught was on a tube lure. Another tool of the trade are a good pair of polarized sunglasses to be able to spot the cobia in the water. Also bring plenty of clothes, because you never know when the wind might kick up on the water, he said. As for where, I like to sh in close if its not rough, Tenore said, adding that 20 to 40 feet of water is the sweet spot. However, if its rough, you have to sh outside the break. Early arrivals of cobia usually show up in 62 to 63 degree water, if the conditions are right, Tenore said. But when the water temps hit 68 to 70, its on then, Tenore said. Were already getting antsy, he said. And I wouldnt be surprised if one was caught early. Capt. Kirk Reynolds of the SS Enterprise, who is usually right in the thick of things, said, Its going to be an interesting season. He tends to think the cobia will just trickle in instead of a big run. But its possible well see. And folks might be seeing one sooner than they think as boat captains make plans to hit the water in the next few days.Tournament fish gets ready to runStar Staff ReportThe last opportunity until fall to climb the Cape San Blas Lighthouse during a full moon comes tonight and Friday. 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, tonight 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. 15th annual Destin Cobia Tournament HarborWalk Marina This tournament begins as soon as the rst cobia is caught off the beach by a registered boat. Entry fee: $500 Tournament dates: From rst sh landing until April 30. Weigh in: Daily at HarborWalk Marina until 8 p.m. Awards ceremony: 6 p.m., May 11 at Harry Ts. Last year more than $35,000 in cash and prizes were awarded. Cobia World Championships Harbor Docks Captains meeting: 6 p.m., March 16 at Harbor Docks. Entry fee: $250 (Overall World Champion, Junior World Champion, Ladies World Champion); $100 (28-foot and Under World Championships Junior World Champion and Ladies World Champion). Tournament dates: March 17 to May 6. Weigh-in: Daily 4-8 p.m. at Harbor Docks. On May 6, weigh-in closes at 6 p.m. Awards ceremony: Follows nal weigh-in, 6 p.m. on closing day, May 6, at Harbor Docks. Hogs Breath Cobia Shootout Hogs Breath Captains meeting: 6:30 p.m., April 5, at Hogs Breath Caf. Entry fees: $550 on or before March 21, $600 after March 21. Tournament dates: April 6-7. Weigh-in: Daily from 5-8 p.m. behind Hogs Breath. Crab Cruncher Classic Harbor Docks Captains meeting: 7 p.m., April 12 at Harbor Docks. Entry fee: $500. Tournament dates: April 13-15. Weigh-in: 4-8 p.m. April 13 and 14; 4-6 p.m. April 15. Awards ceremony: Follows closing of scales on Sunday. Ling-a-Palooza Destin Charter Services Entry fee: $318 until March 31, and $371 from April 1-12. Tournament dates: April 13-15. Weigh-in: Daily from 4-8 p.m. at Destin Fishing Fleet Marina.SPECIAL TO THE STAR Last full moon lighthouse climb this week COBIA TOURNAMENT

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Thursday, March 8, 2012 We have so many wonderful faces and personalities to choose from. Adopting is easy and inexpensive. In return you will get years of companionship, love, and lots and lots of memories. Be sure to come by the Port St. Joe Marina around lunchtime (11:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m.) and enjoy a hot dog or chili dog (max. 2 hot dogs) lunch, (chips, and soda included for a $5.00 cash donation. All proceeds will be given to the Humane Society. We have so many wonderful faces and personalities to choose from. Adopting is We have so many wonderful faces and Dogs for DogsMarch 9, 2012Every Second Friday of the Month11:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m.At Port St. Joe Marina340 Marina Drive, Port St. Joe, Fl 32456 850-227-9393 PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA SP O RTS www.starfl.com APage A7Section Florida Freedom NewspapersTheryl Brown was the states top football player in Class 1A this past season, and now he has the award in hand to prove it. The Wewahitchka senior was tabbed the Class 1A player of the year by the Florida Dairy Farmers organization late last year. A running back, Brown led all area players with more than 2,700 yards of offense and 38 touchdowns. This is just a great thing that hes been honored with that, said Wewahitchka coach Dennis Kizziah. He de nitely earned it. He earned it on the eld, and hes been dedicated to a whole season of just hard work and helping the team win. That exempli es the kind of individual he is, too. This is a great stepping stone for the program. Hes probably the rst one thats ever received that here. Brown, 6-foot-1, 170 pounds, nished with 130 voting points to surpass Jefferson Countys Alphonso Footman (115) in the balloting. Union Countys Kendall Wright (91) was third. Hes not a big kid, but hes very durable and really worked hard in the offseason getting stronger in his legs and his upper body, Kizziah said. That made him the player that he was and the player that he is. He had enough help back there with Justin Flowers and Jalyn Addison that it took a lot of the load off him, and theyre pretty good, too. But Theryl carried the brunt of the load and he just responded to what we were doing.By Tim CroftStar News Editor The future of the Port St. Joe High School boys basketball program will be on display this weekend. On Friday and Saturday, Port St. Joe Junior/Senior High School will host the Northwest Florida Youth Basketball Tournament, which will feature teams from all over the Panhandle, including Port St. Joe, Franklin County, Panama City, Pensacola and Navarre. Port St. Joe opens play against Franklin County at 5:30 p.m. ET on Friday. This is an annual tournament and we received the opportunity to host it this year, said Port St. Joe High coach Derek Kurnitsky. This is pretty big honor. Teams will be bringing over their all-star squads. You will have 28 to 30 Port St. Joe kids playing. There will be some good basketball. There will be three double-elimination tournaments transpiring over those two days. There will be 10-under, 12-under and 14-under brackets and teams. The Port St. Joe 10-under team, which will be coached by Sandy Quinn, is the defending champion in the tournament. The 12-under team will be coached by Raye Bailey and Kurnitsky will coach the oldest group of players. The tournament is just one facet of the summer youth basketball program that serves as a feeder program to the high school. It is a program Kurnitsky has pretty much created on his own. We always feed up, Kurnitsky said. If you dont have a system, you have to create your own feeder program. The program emphasizes basics. Practices are less about putting the ball in the net as understanding what surrounds the play that puts the team in a position to put the ball in the net. We are into skill development, Kurnitsky said. We work on the small things, ball handling, defense, passing. The Northwest Florida Youth Basketball Tournament is free and open to the public. Everyone should come out, Kurnitsky said. This is fun basketball, good basketball. It is a lot of fun for the kids.Star Staff ReportThe Port St. Joe Lady Shark softball team participated in the Timberwolves Softball Classic in Tallahassee last weekend. Sixteen teams participated in this years tournament. The Lady Sharks are now 5-1. Port St. Joe opened against Tallahassee Lincoln, winning 3-0. MaKayla Ramsey was on the mound pitching all seven innings. She faced 27 batters, giving up only two hits, striking out four, while walking none. The Lady Shark bats were led by Katie Lacour going 4 for 4, Katie Gardner 2 for 3 with a RBI and Brittany King 1 for 4 with two RBIs. Coach Jim Belin said, The defense was terri c with no errors committed in the game. Next up was top-ranked and defending state Class 6A champion Niceville, which beat the Lady Sharks 17-0. Alex Hodge started the game on the mound as Ramsey came on in relief. Leading hitters for the Lady Sharks were Lacour going 1 for 2 and Hodge going 1 for 1. This was the best team we have faced in many years, Belin said. But, to get better you have to play the better teams. This was a learning experience. The nal game was against John Carroll Catholic, from Fort Pierce. The Lady Sharks held on to a 5-4 lead in the bottom of the seventh as Kelsey Miles elded a ball on a base hit up the middle with runners at second and third and two outs. She charged the ball and threw out the John Carroll runner at the plate. Ramsey came in to relieve starter Hodge with no outs and runners on third and second. Ramsey struck out the next two batters before allowing the hit on which the clinching play was made. Hodge pitched six innings, facing 23 batters, giving up four runs on seven hits, striking out three, while walking three. Ramsey faced three batters striking out two and allowing that the hit that led to the play of the night. Lacour and Hayley Wood were 1 for 3 for Port St. Joe and Addison Rice was 1 for 2. The Lady Sharks host Liberty County tonight at 5 p.m. ET.Star Staff ReportWith wins over West Gadsden and Wewahitchka last week, the Port St. Joe High School baseball team improved to 5-2 on the season and 2-0 in District 1-4A play. Last Thursday night, the Tiger Sharks beat West Gadsden 22-3 in a game shortened due to the mercy rule. Austin Clayton earned the win over four innings of work, allowing just three hits, and Bryce Godwin closed the game out. Tucker Smith was 2 for 3 with four runs-scored for Port St. Joe. C. J. Butts was 2 for 3 with three RBIs, Tyler Worley was 2 for 3, Austin Howze had two hits in two plate appearances, Coy Burke was 2 for 3 and Austin Clayton was 2 for 2. The following night, Port St. Joe downed county rival Wewahitchka 6-3. Austin Howze (3-1) pitched a complete-game four-hitter, striking out 13. Worley was 2 for 4 with an RBI for Port St. Joe. Ricky Pennington was 1 for 1 with a double that scored the go-ahead run. Smith was 1 for 2, Howze 1 for 2 and Clayton 1 for 3. The Tiger Sharks host Liberty County tonight at 5 p.m. ET.Star Staff ReportThe Wewahitchka High School softball team improved to 5-3 overall, 4-1 in district play, with a 21-9 win over Altha last Friday. Tara Williams led the Lady Gators on offense, going 5 for 5 including a grand slam home run and a double. Cheyenne Luckie had four singles in ve trips to the plate and Jessica Smith was 3 for 5 with a triple. Tori Lanter reached base ve times on three singles and two walks. Ashleigh Price started and pitched one inning, striking out one and walking one. Tara Walding pitched the next four innings, striking out two and walking four and Smith nished up, striking out one in the nal inning of a game called on the mercy rule. Wewahitchka is at home at 6 p.m. CT versus Blountstown on Friday.Star Staff ReportLast week was one of mixed results for the Wewahitchka High School baseball team. The Gators beat Altha 4-3 on Feb. 29 and two days later lost 6-3 to Port St. Joe. Against Altha, Austin Chumney was the winning pitcher in relief and drove in the game-winning run with a double in the home half of the seventh inning. Cory Walding started and pitched six innings, allowing three runs on three hits, striking out four and walking three. Walding was also 1 for 3 at the plate with two RBIs and a run-scored. Chris Myrick was 2 for 4 and scored the game-winning run for the Gators. Against Port St. Joe, Myrick was 1 for 3 with a triple, RBI and run-scored, Justin Flowers had a hit and drove in two runs and Cole Harper was 1 for 1 with two walks and scored twice. The Gators host Graceville on Friday night. Wewahitchkas Brown collects football awardSPECIAL TO THE STARTheryl Brown received his plaque as Class 1A football player of the year this week from the Florida Dairy Farmers. TIM CROFT | The StarThe Future Ballers at Port St. Joe will host a youth basketball tournament this weekend.Port St. Joe hosts youth tournament this weekend Tiger Sharks improve to 5-2 Lady Sharks nish 2-1 in TallahasseeWewahitchka baseball splits weekLady Gators get win over Altha

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Last year the Florida Legislature approved record funding for ports. That trend continues in this years proposed budget, Wheeler said. The Florida Ports Council, Wheeler said, sees much happening that has the potential to lift Florida. Your timing (for development of the Port of Port St. Joe) could not be any better, Wheeler said. That is the most critical piece, to get things going bring the momentum that is needed. Wheeler said Eastern, which is proposing to hire as many as 200 workers for its Gulf County site, could be seen as a critical, but rst step. The partnership with the St. Joe Company, formally put to paper in a Memorandum of Understanding in January, was also crucial, Wheeler said. Seaports are publiclyowned but for them to operate successfully there is a need for private partnerships, Wheeler said. (The arrival of Eastern) will build on itself. I would expect more good news in the short term rather than long off. Eastern Shipbuilding is a huge step, but it is a rst step. Wheeler said community support for the port was critical to future growth and said the Port of Port St. Joe would have a lot of opportunities to see it have a regional impact. Sometimes, stars align. Florida has much going for it in building jobs through ports, Wheeler continued. Geographically, Florida can easily reach 50 percent of the nation by rail or truck. A population of nearly 18 million and some 31 million visitors each year makes for an attractive market and locale, Wheeler said. Today, $70 billion in goods move through Florida ports, and ports provide 550,000 direct and indirect jobs at an average wage of $54,000 per year and bring in more than $1.7 billion in tax revenue to the state. From an economic standpoint ports stand on their own, Wheeler said. The expansion of the Panama Canal and existing trade partners in South and Latin America, such as Brazil, Florida is a player in international trade. International trade is good for economic recovery, Wheeler said. It is one of the sectors weve seen growth in even in this economy. There is a real education that needs to take place with policy makers and the public needs to learn about the value of ports.Business of the YearStarted by Greg Preble and Ralph Rish with, as Roberson said, a small loan, an of ce, one employee and no contracts, in Port St. Joe, Preble Rish Engineers now has more than 40 of ces and more than 100 employees, Rish said. Rish added that he and Preble committed in the beginning that a portion of pro ts would be returned to the communities in which they operate. A Culture of Commitment Rish called it and as of last week he said the company had donated more than $800,000 to community projects, ball teams and the like. Rish said they also made a commitment to always buy local. They have been true community partners, Roberson said.Lifetime AchievementFailing is not an option and never has been, said Anna Duren of her parents while introducing them last week. The couple founded a Saveway grocery store in Port St. Joe in 1976, built a larger store on what is now The Family Dollar Store buying into the Piggly Wiggly franchise in 1996 and building the Port City Shopping Center in 2001. The commitment in a community at a time when the old paper mill had been shuttered permanently was enormous. The Durens rode the turmoil out and today have added Bluewater Outrigger to their holdings, all while making the same sort of commitment to community that Preble Rish had made. I want people to say at my funeral that I lived in Port St. Joe and possibly left the community a little better, George Duren said. The biggest honor for me is that this is coming from all of you and we sincerely thank you. important, Hall said. We have over 100 volunteers that provide an enormous service. Theyre kind of the communitys eyes inside the hospital. They help us provide the quality, caring service that the community wants. With the initial staf ng and training behind them, Hall said the goal now is to improve and expand the services offered at Sacred Heart. The deviation from one year to two years is that we have more services, more doctors and not only are we more entrenched in the community, were more entrenched in our ability to work together as a team, Hall said. Who would think in two years weve added these services and recruited these doctors? Hall said Sacred Heart recently recruited two new doctors, one pediatrician and one internal surgeon who will also provide primary care. Hall said one of the main goals at this point is to continue to build up the hospitals primary care base. The hospital recently received a primary care grant through its partnership with the health department to jumpstart the effort. And although there are plans to open a new cardiac and pulmonary wellness center, Hall said primary care must come rst. The hospitals new womens diagnostic center also opened last fall, offering digital mammography services, bone density scanning and ultrasound testing. The womens diagnostics is certainly a great service, Hall said. Its very patient-oriented in a comfortable setting. The women that have utilized it have been very grateful that we have these services available in our community. Hall said the hospitals emergency department is also excelling and has a huge impact on the area. Although the hospital continues to grow, it doesnt always come easy. With the economy where it is, in recruiting doctors its a real challenge now, Hall said, but despite the poor economy, Hall said they have been very successful in lling open positions. But its kind of like a 16-year-old asking for more allowance, Hall said. We always need to be recruiting more doctors. Hall said the decrease in Medicaid reimbursement has also created a tremendous burden for the hospital, which has a strong charity presence. Health care today is changing enormously, Hall said. (In the U.S.) it represents 18 percent of the Gross National Product. In tough times, the hospitals partnership with the county health department has been essential in helping to secure grant funding to further expand the services they provide. We work closely with the county health department, Hall said. Theyre an integral part of what were trying to provide. We also cant forget how generous the community has been in raising funds. He said without a half cent sales tax and the community support the hospital receives, it would probably not exist. Its our goal for every dollar that goes to health care to ask how can we best spend that money, Hall said We dont want people to get lost in the health care system. HEART from page A1 CHAMBER from page A1George and Hilda Duren were honored for Lifetime Achievement. Below, Ralph Rish, co-founder of Preble Rish Engineers, which was honored as Business of the Year by the Gulf County Chamber of Commerce.TIM CROFT | The Star

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Thursday, March 8, 2012 COMMUNITY www.starfl.com BPage 1Section Students cleaning up the planetBy Valerie Garman Star Staff Writer The Port St. Joe Elementary Planet janitors collected 35 pounds of recyclables in their rst week. In a few short months, those 35 pounds turned into 222 pounds collected in one week alone. Every month has gotten more and more, said fth-grade science teacher Cindy Phillips, the organizer of the new recycling program at PSJE. I did not think it would go like this; it was amazing. Since the program began, students from PSJE have collected 1,535 pounds of recyclables, and Phillips said she expects to reach one ton by the end of this month. Armed with trash bags, hanging scales and clipboards, the fth grade students at PSJE moved from classroom to classroom last Friday carefully collecting and calculating the weight of recyclables from each class. Its a weekly event for the fth graders, who log each Pre-K through sixth-grade classs total weight of recyclables each week as well as a weekly total for the school. They like to do this, Phillips said of her students, who lugged bags of recyclables, larger than themselves in some cases, through the PJSE courtyard, and back to Phillipss classroom to be weighed. This isnt as much as weve been collecting, Phillips said last Friday, motioning to the bags of aluminum and plastic that piled up past the lab sinks in her science classroom. Through a grant supplied by the Gulf County Education Foundation, Phillips pioneered the recycling program at PSJE, with each classroom now equipped with a bin for plastic and aluminum. Phillips also secured videos and curriculum to help students learn to be more environmentally conscious. Phillips said the accompanying media has helped her students realize the importance of recycling at school and at home. The video (documentary) Bag It is really eye-opening, Phillips said. The kids couldnt believe it. They VALERIE GARMAN | The StarFifth-grade students collect bags full of aluminum and plastic recyclables last Friday.See STUDENTS B6 Neighbor urges: Dont Forget the TurmansBy Valerie GarmanStar Staff Writer In a few short weeks, James and Lisa Turman, who were pro led Feb. 16 by The Star, have seen bad turn to worse. James, a dialysis patient, recently suffered a debilitating stroke and has lost 80 percent of his eyesight, leaving him unable to transport himself to treatment in Panama City, which he undergoes three times per week. 2011 brought a series of bad news for Lisa as she was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, underwent an unsuccessful surgery to remove a large tumor and continued to lose hope as doctor after doctor slapped an expiration date on her life. James has continued to put his own health needs on the backburner in support of his wifes treatment at the Cancer Treatment Center of America in Chicago, pushing back bill payments as late as possible. The bill collectors dont understand, James said. She comes rst to me. With Lisa undergoing 40 hours of chemotherapy in Chicago every two weeks, plus high prescription costs, and two daughters to support at home, the Turmans medical bills are continuing to pile up. The family needs nancial help now more than ever. In the words of James, We just dont have it. With Jamess health declining, the family needs nancial help now more than ever. Every cent counts, he said. Outreach from their neighbors in St. Joe Beach and community churches has been a blessing for the Turmans, and one neighbor is doing everything in her power to make sure nobody forgets them in their time of need. Shirley Rich has set up James and Lisa Turman photographed in their home before James suffered a severe stroke on the week of Feb. 20. See TURMANS B6Last days of steam boating in our inland watersEditors note: this is the second in a series on shipping history in local watersBy Beverly Mount-DoudsSpecial to The Star The town of Apalachicola is situated at the mouth of the river off St. Georgias Sound, in the Gulf of Mexico. It is the sea port for the Flint, Chipola, Apalachicola and the Chattahoochee rivers. Their tributary steams, connect with towns such as Iola, Blountstown and Columbus, Ga. The Apalachicola River and surrounding area played a signi cant role in the development of what was a part of our commerce trade to the north. The routes between Columbus, Georgia and Apalachicola, Fla., were a busy one. The low water wreaked havoc with schedules and cotton deliveries, traf c and demand for steamboats could be measured by the cotton corps. This growth rate certainly was suf cient to attract the means of transporting the cotton to market using the river system. The growth in Florida and Georgia made better carriage of the mails a necessity and the U.S. Post Of ce entered into contracts with parties by using steamboats. Accidents on the River were unfortunate experiences, and just served to point See BOATING B6By Tim CroftStar News Editor Mr. Nedley was code green on Monday. The Gulf Coast State College Foundation celebrated its partnership with the Alfred I. duPont Foundation at the Gulf/Franklin Center with a tour of a new nursing education classroom out tted with state-of-the-art equipment through a donation from the duPont Foundation. Among that equipment was a code mannequin, used for teaching urgent and emergency care and affectionately named after the CEO of the Alfred I. duPont Foundation, Robert Nedley. This will give students of this community state-of-theart equipment to learn with, said Dr. Christine Bottkol, coordinator of the nursing program at the Gulf/Franklin Center. I am so excited about this. Or as Denise Butler, president of the colleges Board of Trustees, put it, This is like Christmas morning. The tour of the new nursing lab was part of festivities to honor collaboration between the duPont Foundation and the Gulf Coast State College Foundation. Photos by TIM CROFT | The StarDr. Christine Bottkol introduces the mother mannequin the birthing room of the new nursing lab at the Gulf/Franklin Center. The mannequin will actually give birth, with all the requisite sounds, while instructors observe through a one-way glass.Program receives booster shot The expansion of the nursing program and upgrade of the teaching lab were made possible by a collaboration between the Gulf Coast State College Foundation, represented here by president Clint Mayo, left, and the Alfred I. duPont Foundation, whose CEO, Robert Nedley was recognized with a plaque on Monday.Alfred I. duPont Foundation aids student nursesSee PROGRAM B5

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B2 | The Star Thursday, March 8, 2012 OFTHEWEEKPET St. Joseph Bay Humane Society Star Staff ReportSt. John the Baptist Episcopal Church, located at 4060 Highway 71 N. in Wewahitchka, announces its Third Annual Dog Show. It will be held at the Church from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. CT March 10. Any dog may enter, pedigrees not required. Only requirement is that shots are current. There will be many categories and prizes and good family fun for all with food and soft drinks available. Registration is at 8:30 a.m. on the day of the event. Come one, come all for a good morning activity for the whole family. Proceeds will benefit the St. Josephs Bay Humane Society. Proof of Shots will be required for all dogs entered. For further information Contact Joan Townsend at 850-89-5495 or email suzukibeanie@ yahoo.com. Star Staff ReportIn his last day at Port St. Joe City Manager, Charlie Weston raised a new ag over city hall. It was his gift to Port St. Joe, a ag bearing the city seal and nickname, The Constitution City, which he presented the night before at a reception honoring his time as City Manager. City Clerk Jim Anderson has replaced Weston as City Manager, while Charlotte Pierce will serve as interim city manager until Andersons replacement is hired.Star Staff ReportThe John C. Gainous VFW Post No. 10069 Ladies Auxiliary will be hosting their annual Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner on Saturday, March 17, at their Post Home on Trout Avenue in Highland View. They will start serving at 5 p.m. (ET). There will also be a silent auction, 50/50 raf e, St. Pattys Day basket raf e, and Karaoke by Wanda Cahill. All proceeds made that evening will be donated to the RELAY FOR LIFE event being held at the Port St. Joe High School Stadium on April 27. Cost of the dinner will be $10 per person and any additional donations for the Cancer Fund would be greatly appreciated. For more information you can call Ginny Seefeldt (Team Captain for their Relay For Life team) at 648-5303 or the VFW at 229-6826. From 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. ET on Saturday, March 24 there will be a garage sale behind the VFW Post Home in Highland View. All proceeds for the sale will also go towards their Relay For Life Team. Please come out and support our ght against Cancer so their will be more birthdays to celebrate.Star Staff ReportSacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf will be celebrating the second anniversary of the hospitals opening on March 15. The event is also the celebration of St. Louise de Marillac, one of the founders of the Daughters of Charity. The Daughters of Charity are the founders of the Sacred Heart Hospital System. The open house will be held from 2-4 p.m. ET with tours and birthday cake to celebrate the anniversary. There will also be potato soup in honor of St. Louise after a brief chapel service. The pubic is invited to attend. This is part one of a two-part series. Suppose you have a healthy plant, you set it in what seems to be good soil, you water and fertilize it adequately, it appears to be getting plenty of sunshine, and still, the plant does poorly. What could be the problem? The problem could very likely be improper soil pH. PH is just a scienti c scale for measuring different levels of acidity. Many factors account for healthy plant growth, one of the most important is the soil pH, or acid level, of the soil. The pH of the soil has a lot to do with a plants ability to utilize nutrient elements. My information on soil pH was provided by soil scientist, Dr. Cheryl Mackowiak of the University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. PH is simply a numerical scale used to express acid levels. The scale goes from 0.0 to 14.0 with the lower numbers describing greater acidity. The midpoint of the scale or a pH of 7.0 is the value for pure water, which is neutral, since it is neither acid nor alkaline. PH is chemical shorthand, describing the concentration of hydrogen in the soil. Hydrogen is the element which determines the level of acidity. Each whole number drop on the pH scale indicated ten times more acidity. For example, a soil with a pH of 5.0 is 10 times more acid than a soil having a pH of 6.0 numbers higher than 7.0 indicate alkaline, or sweet soil, and the higher the number, the more alkaline the soil. Two good examples of acid and alkaline liquids are orange juices and sea water. Orange juice is very acid, having a pH of 3.7, while sea water is slightly alkaline, with a pH of 7.9 PH in uences several soil properties which directly affect plant growth. Soil pH affects levels of soil bacteria, nutrient leaching and availability and toxic elements. Most plants have a range of tolerance to the pH level of the soil, but plant nutrient are most available in the pH range of 5.5 to 6.5 most popular Florida landscape ornamentals grow well in soils ranging from neutral to slightly acid. Certain plants, however, need acid or alkaline soil having pH values out of this usual best range. For example, Azalea, Bougainvillea, Croton, Dogwood, Gardenia, Hibiscus, Holly, and Magnolia need very acid soil, having a pH below 5.5 to grow best. In area where soils are alkaline, these plants grow poorly and many have yellow leaves. Unfortunately, alkaline soil is quite common around Florida homes. There are a few plants which grow quite well in alkaline soils, including Cabbage Palm, Yucca and Oleander. About the only way youll ever know whether your soil is within the range that allows for the best growth of the plants in your landscape is to have a soil test run to determine the pH level. If the pH is not at the optimum level, it can be raised or lowered using chemicals available to all homeowners. But we need to say here that pH is by no means an indication of soil fertility. It simply measures the acid or alkaline condition of your soil. In Part II we will discuss some steps you can take to change the pH of the soil around your home to make it more suitable for the plants you want to grown. For more information on soil pH contact the Gulf County Extension Service at 639-3200, 229-2909 or visit http://gulf.ifas.u .edu. Celebrating 66 years of marriage Howard and Paulette Rogers celebrated 66 years of marriage on March 5, 2012. The couple was married in Washington County in 1946. Howard retired from the City of Port St. Joe Police Department in 1989. Howard and Paulette have two sons, Johnny (Teresa) Rogers of Blakely, Ga. and Jimmy (Donna) Rogers of Port St. Joe; two grandsons, Barry (Sheryl) Rogers and Byron Rogers; and two great-grandsons, Jarrod and Collin Rogers, all of Jakin, Ga. ANNIVERSARY ROY LEE CARTERCounty extension directorSoil pH helps to grow healthy plants VFW annual corned beef and cabbage dinner March 17 Dog Show to be at St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church Hospital to celebrate anniversary star .com VALERIE GARMAN | The StarTop, Port St. Joe City staff holds the new city ag before it is raised over city hall. From left to right are Bo Patterson, Terese Kent, Jeff Anderson, Richie Burkett, Janice Hamilton, Charlotte Pierce, Robin Combs and Charlie Weston. Above, Retired City Manager Charlie Weston raises the new City of Port St. Joe ag over city hall on Feb. 29, his last day as City Manager. New ag ies over Port St. Joe City Hall Society

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The Star| B3Thursday, March 8, 2012 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 Pre-KindergartenColton Johnson Kindergarten-Jenna Bar eld rst gradeMarcus Cumbie second grade-Jonathon Vickers third grade-Jessica Kirkland fourth grade-Heath Plair fth gradeNick Johnson sixth grade-Ruthie Sherman Bus Riders of the Week: Courtney Jones, Landon Lee, Evan Young, Shayleigh Jackson and Landon White DAZZLING DOLPHINSBack row, L to R: Garret Leavens, sixth grade; Madilyn Morgan, third grade; Chad Gray, fourth grade; Destiny Palmer, second grade. Front center: Gabe Pointer, rst grade. Not pictured: Lily Bageant, fth grade and A.J. Daniels, Kindergarten. WES STUDENTS OF THE WEEK Special to The StarThis week, students at Faith Christian School celebrated Dr. Suess week. The boys and girls enjoyed stories, read by guest readers, and activities, correlated with the stories. The celebration culminated on Thursday with a guest appearance and story reading by The Cat in the Hat himself. The student body was then treated to Suess cake provided by the PTO. Thank you to our guest readers and PTO for supporting reading in a fun way. Pictured are The Cat in the Hat (Jake Whicker), Thing 1 and Thing 2 (Luke Pickles and Alex Taylor) and Sam I Am (John Cullen). By Mary ButtsGeneral information Saturday, Feb. 25 saw 45 Cadets and guests travel to Tyndall Air Force Base for the Annual Military Ball. The food was great, the company was outstanding and the dancing could have gone on all night. It was a great night for celebrating an exceptional school year. Upcoming events include Varsity Baseball Color Guards, a trip to the Naval Diving and Salvage Training Center in Panama City, celebration of an outstanding Air Force Career of one of our cadets Father and much, much more. If you are interested in being part of the NJROTC next year, see any cadet or stop Commander or Senior Chief in the hallway. GO SHARK COMPANY! 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 theyve experienced. Reserve your copy while you can. To reserve your copy, visit our school web page at psjhs-gcs-fl.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 psjhs-gcsfl.schoolloop.com or contact 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 students name on the bag in indelible ink. No more than 2 photos per student for slide show. Digital is the preferred format; however, we do have the ability to scan photographs. Coach Gannon is selling last years white game jersey for $40; white and purple game jerseys from 2000-2001 for $20; and white (No Pain No Gain) T-shirts for $10. See Mrs. Taylor in the school office to purchase one of these. March 8 : Infrastructure Trial, Junior Executive Board Meeting March 9 : Deadline to Register for ACT at PSJ March 11 : Daylight Savings Time Begins March 12-16 : Spring BreakClubs March 9 : Pi Day at PSJHS.Sports March 8 : Weightlifting meet; JV softball at home vs. Bay Haven, varsity softball at home against Liberty County; March 9 : Baseball at home vs. Blountstown; softball, varsity only, doubleheader at West Gadsden; March 11 : Baseball at home vs. Arnold.Star Staff ReportWewahitchka Elementary School students participated in READ ACROSS AMERICA and Dr. Seusss birthday Friday, March 2 with a Wild Hair Day Contest. The winners pictured are: back row-Ashley Hendrix, Skylar Bar eld, Christina Pardue, Alyssa Cadenhead; front row-Jackson Taunton, Mariah Baker and Jailyn Williams. The Lions TALE The Lions Tale Read across America at WES School NewsStar Staff ReportOn the weekend of March 1-5 the Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School Student Government sent President Dylan Dunaway, Vice President Carley Clements, Treasurer Nicolette Haddock, and Sophomore Senator Lexie McGhee to the Florida Association of Student Councils Convention in Titusville. Along with learning crucial leadership skills by attending workshops and listening to keynote speakers such as millionaire and co-author of Chicken Noodle Soup for the Soul, James Malinchak and Astronaut Nicole P. Scott, the PSJHS SGA entered into two contests; one the Medallion Council of the Year and also entered four categories in the Project of the Year contest. While attending an award ceremony in the Rocket Garden at Kennedy Space Center the PSJHS SGA received the highest honor possible, the Gold Medallion Council of the Year award for the sixth year in a row. The project Blankets for Bridges, in the School Service category, won 1st place and the project Bottles of Beats, in the Environmental Concerns category, won second place. Student Body President Dylan Dunaway said, It is great to receive such prestigious awards. It would have been impossible without the current Executive Board, Student Government Members, and SGA Advisors Joni White. Congratulations guys! Go Sharks! SPECIAL TO THE STARLeft to right: Nicolette Haddock, Lexie McGhee, Carley Clements, and Dylan Dunaway PSJHS earns SGA awards

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FAITHPage B4 www.starfl.com Victory Temple city-wide programPastor Gathers and the congregation of Victory Temple First Born Holiness Church will be hosting their 2012 World-Wide Abundant Life Fellowship, Inc. annual Women Assembly (which consists of churches in Lebanon, Tenn., Hopewell, N.J., Newark, N.J., Ehrhart, S.C., Pompano Beach and Port St. Joe) beginning with a city-wide program at 7 p.m. ET nightly March 7-9 and at 11 a.m. ET Saturday, March 10. Come and be blessed. St. Johns 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.This business invites you to visit the church of your choice this week.Thursday, March 8, 2012 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 www.faithchristianpsj.net (850) 229-6707 9:45 10:30 10:45 6:00 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) COMFORTER FUNERAL HOMEW. P. Rocky ComforterL.F.D.(850) 227-1818 John Gilbert Rogers, born Feb. 18, 1941, at the age of 71 went to be with the Lord on Feb. 25. 2012. He was preceded in death by his father and mother George and Florine Rogers; his brother Manuel Rogers; and his son John Gilbert Rogers Jr. He is survived by his sister Donie (Rogers) Sasser (husband Charles); one aunt, Flossie Ward; three grandchildren, Kayla, Michael and Seth Rogers; two greatgrandchildren; ve nieces and nephews, Jody Rogers (Marilyn), Andy Walley (Gail), Sharon Powell (Mike), Rhonda Walley, Terry Walley (Sheila); three great nieces; one greatnephew; two greatgreat-nephews; one great-great-niece; and numerous cousins. He was a retired commercial sherman and correction of cer and instructor. Graveside services were held at Magnolia Cemetery at 2 p.m. ET. on Thursday, March 1. Pastor Joey Smith of Glad Tidings Assembly of God, Wewahitchka, Fla., presided over the service. Services were under the direction of the Comforter Funeral Home, Port St. Joe.John Gilbert RogersSurrounded by her husband of 63 years and her children, Peggy Jean Wise McFarland, 82, leaped into her Heavenly Fathers arms Feb. 29, 2012, at her home in Port St. Joe, Fla. Peggy was born July 30,1929, in Altha, Fla. She was the fth of seven children, born to the union of Daniel Monroe Wise and Loette Catherine Childs Marler Wise. She moved with her family to Port St. Joe as a freshman in high school and spent the rest of her years in the community she loved. Peggy graduated from Port St. Joe High School in 1947. She then attended Lively Vocational School in Tallahassee where she earned a degree in cosmetology. After she met and married Ed Frank, Peggy worked for a few years as a cosmetologist; then, she devoted her life to being a homemaker, wife, mother of ve, grandmother of 12 and great-grandmother of eight. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Port St. Joe for more than 60 years and served in various capacities, including one she cherished as the wife of a deacon. Peggy was a member of Bethany Sunday School Class for several years preceding her death. Peggy enjoyed traveling, camping, cooking, and hosting family events. She was a kind, loving, gentle mother and friend. Survivors include Ed Frank McFarland, husband; children Eddie McFarland and wife, Diane; Larry McFarland; Duane McFarland and wife, Susie; Julane Pettis; Catherine Pierce and husband, Gregg; grandchildren Danielle Justice, Aubrey Post, Alison Corder, Chelsea Hitt, Kenny McFarland, Lindsey McFarland, Anna McFarland, Ryan Pettis, Cori Wood, Cody McFarland, Jessie Pierce, Cameron Pettis, and Jason Chiquelin. Her great-grandchildren are Zoie Justice, Lexi Hitt, Liam Justice, Jolie Justice, Lincoln Hitt, Wyatt and Elijah Pierce, and Autumn Hitt. Her surviving siblings are Donnie Wise of Melbourne, Fla., and June Trapp of Gretna, La. Sistersin-law are Eunice Hill of Kinard, Fla., and Virginia Newsome of Frink, Fla. In addition, several nieces and nephews are family who were all special. Under the direction of the Comforter Funeral Home, Peggys funeral service was held at 3 p.m. ET on Sunday, March 3 at the First Baptist Church in Port St. Joe. The service was of ciated by Reverends Howard Browning and Jeff Pinder; interment followed at Holly Hill Cemetery. Her grandsons served as pallbearers. Her family received guests Saturday evening from 6-8 p.m. at the Comforter Funeral Home. The McFarland family wishes to thank everyone for their many acts of love, kindness, and help in their time of grief, including her church family, neighbors, friends in the community, and hospice. Those who wish to do so may make donations in her memory to the First Baptist Church in Port St. Joe, or to Covenant Hospice, 107 W. 19th St., Panama City, FL 32405.Peggy Jean Wise McFarlandDarlene Cox, 93, of St. Joe Beach, passed from her life on March 3, 2012, to rejoin John, her beloved husband of 60 years. Darlene is survived by her daughter, Donna Kaphing, and son, Robert Cox; four grandchildren, Bob and Larry Cox, Sandy Cooper, and Jackie Solomon; and six greatgrandchildren, Jenevieve and Jacob Solomon, Clasina and Rob Cox, and Wyzeas and Josiah Cooper. During her time in St. Joe Beach, Darlene enjoyed helping her family snorkel for scallops, and even went scuba diving. Darlenes life will be celebrated by following her wishes to be cremated and joined with John in an arti cial reef. They will continue to create and nurture life long after they are gone. Memorial donations may be made to the Mexico Beach Arti cial Reef Association at MBARA, P.O. Box 13006, Mexico Beach, FL 32410 or online at www.mbara. org/donate.cfm. Please indicate the donation is for the John and Darlene Cox Memorial Reef so your act of kindness can be passed on to Darlenes family.Darlene Cox DARLENE COXAs a pastor, I have the distinct privilege of working with people of all ages. I am blessed to be a part of many peoples lives. I am there for some when they enter this world. For others, I am there when they pass from this life to the next. As we continue to live our lives together, I have noticed that we are on the verge of losing an irreplaceable natural resource. The natural process of human aging is taking away from all of us. One of the most extraordinary groups of human beings who have ever lived: Americas Greatest Generation. The last World War I Veteran, Florence Green, passed away February 7 at the ripe age of 110 years old, just two weeks shy of her 111th birthday! (wow!) The Veterans of World War II are now living in their 80s and 90s. The youngest people of the Great Depression have now reached their 80s. When this Greatest Generation has passed, where will we go to recover the lessons they learned about life? My wife, Beckie, and I have had the honor and privilege of having her parents live with us for the past three years. What a blessing they have been! It has really been a smooth transition, considering we have taken two households and made them into one. That doesnt mean it hasnt been without its dif culties and adjustments, but it has been a very pleasant experience! Beckies parents are a part of the Greatest Generation and have so much to offer. We may have to occasionally tell that the cell phone (in their pocket) is ringing, or that its time for their Doctors appointment, but those are minor details. It may seem silly to tear a paper towel in half to save money, but that is who they have grown up to be. There is so much we need to learn from them. They have a wealth of experience and wisdom to share. Their generation has the experience of the depression and two World Wars. Our generation has the experience of Woodstock, Watergate and the Vietnam War. They passed on to us a love for God and our country. We are passing on a country that doesnt want to even want to acknowledge Gods existence. Proverbs 9:10 says, The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. You see, it had to rst of all start with their relationship with God, and that was their beginning. We need to glean from their wisdom, learn what it means to give, to love and to sacri ce. If we dont, all of the generations after us will suffer. Im sure I will continue to have fun with Beckies parents, tease them about forgetting things and cutting Bounce sheets in half. But at the same time, I will love and respect them for their wisdom and faithfulness. It is my goal, hope and prayer that our children will be able to say the same thing about us!Pastor Mac FulcherFirst United Methodist Church Obituaries A word to the wise Faith BRIEFS

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Two years ago the duPont Foundation contributed $100,000 to the college foundation as a multi-year plan to establish LPN and RN programs at the Gulf/ Franklin Center and to endow 21 scholarships per year for the nursing program. The priority for the scholarships goes to students graduating from Gulf and Franklin County schools. I saw an opportunity to follow my dream to go to school to become a nurse, said Amanda Atchison, a student in the nursing program, of her loss of a previous job and unemployment. I was able to focus on my dreams without worrying about the tuition because of one of those scholarships. Was this program needed here? Absolutely. The growth in health care means it is becoming harder to get into nursing school. And because you can take the classes here, more students will be able to complete their education (while balancing lives that might include jobs, family, etc.). This year the two foundations performed, as Nedley said, something of a change up. He had been in discussions with of cials at the college, within the nursing program and at Gulf/ Franklin concerning bolstering the program. I just kept thinking we need to do more, we need to do something more, Nedley said about a program that has expanded from a practical nursing curriculum to degree tracks for LPN and RN. Nedley said the college foundation could not use money donated for scholarships for classroom equipment. The Alfred I. duPont Foundation, Nedley added, typically does not do brick and mortar. But Nedley said his foundation board proposed a deal: use this years donation of $100,000 on the requisite equipment in return for a pledge not to drop the program at Gulf/Franklin. Working together made it all work out real ne, Nedley said. The college foundation tossed in a bonus. That $100,000 would be matched by the college foundation to fund the seven additional scholarships, with priority to Gulf and Franklin County high school graduates, the duPont Foundation donation would have funded. This has been a joint venture, said Clint Mayo, the president of the college foundation. This has been a cooperative venture. The duPont Foundation has been a blessing. In addition to the aforementioned Mr. Nedley the lab includes mannequins for a host of medical teaching. There is a woman who will literally at least in the mannequin sense give birth, with all the requisite sounds of timed breathing and screaming, though rated strictly G. A room and one-way glass provide an observation outpost for instructors who can, through technology, alter the progress of the birth as needed to teach, folding in complications, etc. Mr. Nedley provides tools for diagnosing and initial treatment of a host of emergency situations and is plugged into equipment found in any hospital. Gulf Coast, Bay Medical, Sacred Heart, they use the same equipment, Bottkol said while noting IV and crash carts surrounding Mr. Nedley. This will not be new to the students when they work in a real hospital. They will be familiar with it all. Other mannequins provide similar teaching tools for a host of maladies, and students can assess heart rate and other vital functions through technology. Computers will provide a method for documentation on each patient, Bottkol said, as the health care eld moves more and more to paperless patient records. It is hospital as classroom, classroom as hospital. And all a continuation of a partnership that was rst established between the college and the Alfred I. duPont Foundation established in 1978. Since then the foundation has donated some $1.3 million, endowed 123 scholarships and, through state matches to donations to the college foundation, provided 231 additional scholarship opportunities to students of the college. The foundations have a common vision to improve the human condition, Mayo said. PROGRAM from page B1Teaching young children by the minuteAdvertorial to The StarTeaching youngsters is all about letting them learn at their own pace, in their own way. That is one of the core aspects of the Montessori Minutes, a new pre-school in Port St. Joe now accepting applications. The school, owned and operated by Tricia Henderson and located on First Street, is based on the curriculum established in the 1930s by Maria Montessori. Hours are 9 a.m. to noon ET Monday through Friday. The schools equipment and materials are based on concepts of working and learning spaces, handson and sensory learning Montessori developed and have been maintained and improved over time. Everything in the school is designed to be attractive to children, Henderson said. Montessori is so hands on. A portion of Hendersons education at college as she pursued a teaching degree was a course in Montessori techniques. She taught for six years in Georgia, three at a charter school that followed the Montessori philosophy and has used them to home school her two children. I was amazed with Montessori and developed a passion for it, Henderson said. Montessori Minutes is open to children ages 3-5. You put them together, Henderson said. That is based on the concept of a family. The older ones mentor the younger ones. Everything is nongraded. They each learn at their own level and at their own pace. If they get it wrong, you dont correct, you re-teach. The teaching is in steps. Students learn about numbers, how to draw them, how to feel them, before they begin to add. There is an emphasis on learning through touching, through feeling different shapes, different numbers, different letters. Children need to touch, said Megan Burkett, a certi ed Montessori teacher who has been a strong supporter of Hendersons efforts to open Montessori Minutes. In order to learn, you have to hit all the senses. Each child has their own space and pride in keeping that space orderly is encouraged. Students offer grace to their faith each day and courtesy lessons are part of the curriculum. They are learning patience, they are learning respect, Henderson said. We are teaching the right and wrong side of things in their life. Other practical life lessons include xing and eating when the student wants, and, most importantly, cleaning up afterward. Children are provided lessons one-on-one throughout each morning, with other students working in stations established throughout the school footprint a reading area in one corner, a mathematics station in the middle of the room, a circle for group lessons. There is a kitchen station, eating areas and a place for discovering the wonder of different shaped objects. TIM CROFT | The StarTricia Henderson conducts a group lesson inside a circle on the oor. The circle plays a critical role in teaching throughout each morning.

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The intention was to teach the kids to start recycling, both at home and at school, Phillips said, and so far it definitely seems to be working. The program has shifted from in-school recycling only to students also bringing in recyclables from home, with each week becoming a race to see which class has collected the most. Every month, the class that collects the most recyclables earns a prize. It wasnt my intent to begin with for the students to bring in (recyclables) from home, but then it started, Phillips said. But the whole purpose was for them to get their families to start recycling too. One student said her family has started recycling when the program began. I still have a bag this high to bring in, she said, positioning her hand at the height of a nearby desk. Phillipss next challenge is to secure a recycling Dumpster for outside the school. Through the Planet Janitors Program, each student at PSJE also was given their own recyclable grocery bag they decorated at school. When used at area grocery stores, the bags yield something special for the student from the stores treat basket. Phillipss hope is that the eco-conscious mentality sticks with the students their futures might depend on it. an account for the Turmans at Tyndall Federal Credit Union in Port St. Joe to help the Turmans with medical cost. Donations can be made to account 1968696. Transportation is an issue; right now the neighbors are pitching in to take (James to dialysis), Rich said. Everyone is pitching in taking turns driving, but I dont know how long they can sustain. Rich, a former nurse, is in the process of trying to transfer Jamess dialysis treatment to a closer facility. She has also been working with Midge Askew with the Christian Community Development Fund to try and secure transportation for James to Panama City if the transfer request is denied. She hopes that with support from the community, the Turmans will have a ghting chance at health. There are just so many what-ifs, Rich said. Dont forget the Turmans; its a matter of life and death. out what the bene ts of dependable steamboats service might be. The rst steamboat to arrive in Columbus was in April 1830. The rst reported wreck was a schooner, Catherine bound from New Orleans, it was wreaked on a reef off Dog Island on Oct. 31, 1830. A complete disaster for Capt. David J. Britt who lost his newly contracted Elosie on Jan. 6, 1835, by re at Browns Ferry on the Chattahoochee River; 630 bales of cotton aboard, all was lost. She was a 154-ton vessel, built in Pittsburgh and her owners were J.S. Calhoun, B. Hepburn and the rm of Stewart and Fontaine. Versailles was snagged and lost near Fort Gadsden, a few miles north of Apalachicola on Jan. 10, 1835. Sangamon was struck by a rock near Newton, on the Flint River. She had 173 bales of cotton aboard, and most of the cargo was saved. The Ohion was burned about 8 miles below Ocheesee, on April 22, 1836. She had left Apalachicola with 15 passengers and a good load of freight on Friday. On Saturday, only three minutes after the re alarm was sounded the Ohion was engulfed in ames. The female passengers were place into the vessels yawl and carried to shore, the others and remaining crew jumped overboard and swam to shore. The Ohion was of 104 tons and was built in Pittsburgh in 1831. She was owned by Capt. Freeman and parties in Mobile and had only been on the river a few months. The loss of boat and cargo was about $25,000. Tempest was snagged Nov. 26, 1838, a few miles below Ocheesee. On board was a valuable cargo and everything was a lost, but no lives. She was built in Pittsburgh in 1835 and was of 105 tons. The LeRoy was another disaster that happened on November of 1840, with the loss due to a boiler explosion causing the ue collapsing. It happened about two miles north of Blountstown on her down trip. Only a few passengers were aboard, or the loss of life would have been much higher than the six that were killed. Capt. Washington Smith; engineer, John Ashton; reman, Pressly Hicks, John Waller and Henry Carter; a steward as well as a passenger, Daniel Rowlett lost their lives that trip. The boat was owned by Hopkins & Stockton who had the mail contract on the Great Southern Route. In April 1843, the Robert Fulton was snagged on her down bound trip from Iola with making her turn at Virginia Point, subsequently sinking; she was not carrying any cargo. Under command of Capt. Sharpless, the Siren was snagged and sunk 7 miles south of Iola in July 1843. She sank in about 8 feet of water, her lower deck being entirely covered. She was raised in a few days, the mail was laid out and dried and later delivered. Fanny Elssler was named after the noted dancer whose fame was sweeping the Country. She was second only to the Jinny Lind in recognition given to a foreign entertainer. She burned on January 1844 at the Narrows 35 miles north of Apalachicola. Supposedly she caught re from a spark emanating from her stack. She was run ashore and all escaped. The Commerce was mainly used for carrying the mail and a few passengers between the Chattahoochee and Apalachicola rivers. Later this became a problem because it was less pro table and they could do better at transporting cotton than the mail. The Commerce was built in New Albany in 1836. She had two decks and a pink stern. Owned by Archibald T. Bennett she was lost on the night of March 4, 1839 when she burst her boilers killing both engineers, several deck hands and one or two passengers. A week later the body of James Blackheart, the chief engineer was discovered near Apalachicola. The Charleston, built in 1843 in Elizabeth, Pa., was a 133ton paddlewheel, lost on May 30, 1848, just 15 miles north of Apalachicola and the Flint River. She arrived in Apalachicola on Sept 20, 1843, with Capt. Freeman to run between Apalachicola and Columbus. In 1844, they teamed up with the Lowell to make semi-weekly trips between Eufaula and Apalachicola. While on a trip down in 1847, the Charleston ran aground on Woolfolks Shoals and sank. Her captain was William B. Phillips. The boat was raised and minor repairs were done, she was back on the river. The vessel was own by Wm. S. Nell. The Apalachicola was lost May 16, 1848, near Kings Rock, Ala. Her master was E. Spicer, built in1843 in Apalachicola. Eagle, a paddlewheel at 200 tons, was built in 1852 in Shousetown. It burned Jan. 29, 1854, below Columbus, near Neals Landing, lost four lives. Her Captain was S.F. Osborne and owner was Capt. Charles M. Lea. The Franklin, was built in 1851 in Brownsville, Pa. She was a 181-ton sternwheel vessel. She ended on a tragic note on a down trip when she caught re only 11 miles from Apalachicola. She had 1,100 bales of cotton aboard, which all were lost. Cusseta, with Apalachicola as rst homeport, collided Feb. 5, 1856, with the Union and sank on the Apalachicola River with no lives lost. Built in 1851 in Cincinnati, Ohio, a 201-ton Paddlewheel, the Union was a 209-ton Paddlewheel built in Elizabeth, Pa. Engines by Preston M. Pitts. Wm.D. Ellis was known as the O.M. Lowell in early November 1884, when in struck a snag in Moccasin Slough and was sunk. The ship vessel was raised and rebuilt at Apalachicola as the William D. Ellis. In 1893, the old sternwheel had worn out and her hull now serves as a 135-foot-long jetty to divert water at Woolfolks. Bertha Lee, a 121-ton Sternwheel, was built in 1879 at Portsmouth, Ohio. Lost 5/2/86 at Moccasin Slough. She was the largest steamboat that ever ran in the interior of Florida. She was 120 by 21 by 3.8. Her Master was Benjamin Franklin Hall, his crew was O.M. Sparks as Purser, and Charles Brockway as Pilot. At 9 a.m. May 1886, the Bertha Lee was lost just outside Moccasin Slough on her down trip. Chipola, a 50-ton sternwheel, built in 1911 at Apalachicola. Early November 1922, the Tri-State Navigation Company made their rst trip from Wewahitchka to Panama City using the Chipola by 1923, the Chipola was under Capt. W. Roy Connell, now switched to the Bainbridge to Apalachicola Route. With seven crewmen, she was snagged in 1926 on the Chipola River. The City of Eufaula was a sternwheel, 216 tons, built in 1912 at Apalachicola. Burned 2/11/21 at Neal Landing, 32 miles above the Chattahoochee River, and drifted 4.5 miles down river and sank with 45 on board, no lives lost. Next week, a nal report and story of How many boats are sunk in the Gulf of Mexico during World War II. STUDENTS from page B1 TURMANS from page B1 BOATING from page B1

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CLASSIFIEDSThursday, March 8, 2012 The Star | B7 ToPlace Your Classified ad inCall Our New Numbers Now!Call: 850-747-5020 Toll Free:800-345-8688 Fax: 850-747-5044 Email: thestar@pcnh.com Email: thetimes@pcnh.com theAPALACHICOLA & CARRABELLETIMES CALLOURNEWNUMBERSNOW 76226S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF 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 March 8, 2012. 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 March 8, 15, 2012 86067 PUBLIC NOTICE Northwest Florida Transportation Corridor Authority (NWFTCA) Meeting Notice. The NWFTCA recently commissioned HDR Engineering, Inc. to prepare a major update to their regional Master Plan, originally adopted in 2007. As part of the initial phase of the update, HDR is working with key stakeholders (Florida DOT, FHWA, city and county reps., etc.) and the Authority to help analyze future transportation projects by assessing their respective economic benefits, developing an investment plan and proposing viable funding strategies. A series of workshops will be held during this process. The first workshop will be held at two alternate locations: March 13, 2012 from 10:00am to 1:00pm Central Time at the Florida State University Holley Academic Center, Panama City campus located at 4750 Collegiate Drive, Panama City, Florida and March 14, 2012 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm Central Time at the Days Inn & Suites, Navarre Conference Center, Room D located at 8700 Navarre Parkway, Navarre, Florida. Any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this meeting is asked to advise the Corridor Authority at least 48 hours prior to the meeting by contacting Alicia Stephen at (850) 429-8905 or by email Alicia. Stephen@hdrinc.com.Please RSVP by March 9 if you plan to attend. March 8, 2012 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 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 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

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B8| The Star Thursday, March 8, 2012 CLASSIFIEDS 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 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 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. 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 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 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. 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 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 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

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CLASSIFIEDSThursday, March 8, 2012 The Star | B9 The News Herald offers a competitive bene t package including medical, dental, vision and life insurance, 401(k) plan, vacation and sick leave, and six paid holidays per year. (Part-time positions have 401(k) plan options). DIGITAL ADVERTISING SALES REPRESENTATIVEThe News Herald online and the News Herald continue to expand our online presence. We are looking for a highly motivated, energetic Digital Sales person to achieve our online revenue goals, speci cally for panamacity.com. This is a unique opportunity to help build sales revenues and be a leading part of a progressive advertising sales team. The Digital Sales Executive will be required to make sales calls, train and offer guidelines regarding pricing and packaging of all digital products and services. The ideal candidate must be a leader and have an innovative approach to client development and an understanding of how companies are using the internet to market their business. You must have a drive to win and a passion for consultative media sales. Required Skills Highly motivated and results driven Creative, conceptual and strategic thinker Professional and positive manner when working with clients and others Superior knowledge of Microsoft Of ce (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook) Outstanding record of achievement in current/past positions Superior professionalism, discretion, and judgment Strong work ethic and capacity to thrive in a team environment Effective time management and organization skills Excellent verbal and written communication skills Keen attention to detail The candidate with mobile and Yahoo! experience will have an edge Required Experience To be considered, you must have at least 3 years of sales experience, including 1-3 successful years in the area of online media including internet ad sales. Experience working with media is preferred. The candidate must be highly analytical with meticulous attention to detail and have experience with digital creative as this person will also work closely with Digital Director to ensure that all available resources are being utilized to support our needs. 4-year college degree in advertising/marketing or equivalent experience.ADVERTISING SALES REPRESENTATIVEThe News Herald and the News Herald.com continue to expand. We are looking for highly motivated, energetic sales people. This is a unique opportunity to help build sales revenues and be a leading part of a progressive advertising sales team. The Sales Executive will be required to make sales calls, train and offer guidelines regarding pricing and packaging of all digital products and services. The ideal candidate must be a leader and have an innovative approach to client development and an understanding of how companies are using the internet to market their business. You must have a drive to win and a passion for consultative media sales. Required Skills Highly motivated and results driven Creative, conceptual and strategic thinker Professional and positive manner when working with clients and others Superior knowledge of Microsoft Of ce (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook) Outstanding record of achievement in current/past positions Superior professionalism, discretion, and judgment Strong work ethic and capacity to thrive in a team environment Effective time management and organization skills Excellent verbal and written communication skills Keen attention to detail The candidate with mobile and Yahoo! experience will have an edge Required Experience To be considered, you must have at least 3 years of sales experience, including 1-3 successful years in the area of outside sales and/or online media including internet ad sales. Experience working with media is preferred. The candidate must be highly analytical with meticulous attention to detail. 4-year college degree in advertising/marketing or equivalent experience.SALES/RETENTION CLERK We are seeking an eager part-time telephone sales clerk to sell and/or retain home delivery and single copy circulation. Essential duties include providing excellent customer service, pleasant telephone voice, and outbound dialing. Quali ed candidates will have general of ce experience, sales experience and computer skills. High School Diploma or equivalent is required and one year of customer service experience. This is a parttime position with hour pay, plus commission and bene ts.CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVEWe are seeking an ambitious part-time Customer Service Representative who will actively answer phones and participate in the everyday work and special projects. This position is the primary link between current and potential subscribers and the newspaper. You will handle general of ce work and maintain subscriber and non-subscriber database. Quali ed candidate will have a High School diploma or equivalent and one year of customer service experience. Candidate should have a basic understanding of of ce machines such as calculator, printers, fax machine, computer and internet skills and able to sit for 8 hour shifts. On time attendance during scheduled time is critical in this role as well as working some holidays and weekend shifts.The News HeraldCareersCome by The News Herald at 501 W. 11th street for an application or send a resume to resumes@ afreedom.com.Freedom Florida is a Drug-free workplace, EOETO APPLY: 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 15, 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 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. 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 86091S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NUMBER 12-07-PR IN RE: ESTATE OF ADAM KYLE KENNEDY Deceased. NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION The administration of the estate of ADAM KYLE KENNEDY, deceased, whose date of death was January 24, 2012 is pending in the Circuit Court for Gulf County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the decedents estate must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is March 8, 2012. Personal Representatives: David Kennedy P.O. Box 130 Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Elaine Kennedy P.O. Box 130 Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Attorney for Personal Representatives: Charles A. Costin FL Bar No. 699070 P O Box 98 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 (850)-227-1159 March 8, 15, 2012 86097S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case No.: 2009-CA-000593 BAC Home Loans Servicing, L.P. f/k/a Countrywide Home Loans Servicing, L.P. Plaintiff, vs. Stephen A. Felker and Linda A. Wilson; Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 1, 2012, entered in Civil Case No. 2009-CA-000593 of the Circuit Court of the 14th Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida, wherein BAC Home Loans Servicing, L.P. f/k/a Countywide Home Loans Servicing, L.P., Plaintiff and Stephen A. Felker and Linda A. Wilson are defendant(s), I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash AT THE FRONT DESK OF THE GULF COUNTY COURTHOUSE, LOCATED AT 1000 5TH STREET, PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA, AT 11:00 AM E.T. on April 5, 2012, the following property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: UNIT 96, PARCEL J DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF GOVERNMENT LOT 4, IN FRACTIONAL SECTION 36, TOWNSHIP 8 SOUTH, RANGE 12 WEST, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND THENCE RUN NORTH 00 DEGREES 12 MINUTES 24 SECONDS EAST, ALONG THE EASTERLY BOUNDARY LINE OF GOVERNMENT LOT 2, IN SAID FRACTIONAL SECTION 36, FOR A DISTANCE OF 999.95 FEET; THENCE, LEAVING SAID EASTERLY BOUNDARY LINE OF GOVERNMENT LOT 2, RUN NORTH 89 -DEGREES 47 MINUTES 36 SECONDS WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 630.08 FEET, THENCE RUN NORTH 39 DEGREES 01 MINUTES 07 SECONDS WEST 22.60 FEET, THENCE RUN NORTH 87 DEGREES 20 MINUTES 43 SECONDS WEST 6.35 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING, THENCE RUN SOUTH 76 DEGREES 09 MINUTES 31 SECONDS WEST 36.00 FEET, THENCE RUN NORTH 13 DEGREES 50 MINUTES 29 SECONDS WEST 18.00 FEET, THENCE RUN NORTH 76 DEGREES 09 MINUTES 31 SECONDS EAST 36.00 FEET, THENCE RUN SOUTH 13 DEGREES 50 MINUTES 29 SECONDS EAST 18.00 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. 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 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

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B10| The Star Thursday, March 8, 2012 CLASSIFIEDS Port St. Joe CommercialFor LeaseMarketed Exclusively by:850-229-6373 Retail / Of ce Space143 Acklins Island Drive-Cape San Blas+/1000sf; $10 psf mod gross; high visibility on Cape San Blas Road212 Hwy 98-Town Centre Building1st, 2nd, 3rd oor suites avail; +/-1700-2250sf; $6.75-$8.75psf mod gross202 Marina Drive Centennial Bank Bldg 2nd & 3rd Floor Spaces Avail; +/-491-5,000sf; $12 psf mod gross 316 & 318 Reid Avenue Of ce /Retail; +/1,700sf; Can be subdivided; $13.25psf 101 Reid Avenue Seven of ce suites avail starting at $400 mo plus pro rata CAM 103 Reid Avenue Great of ce/retail location ready for occupancy; $10 psf mod gross 219 Reid Avenue Of ce/Retail; +/-5400 sf; subdividable $7 psf mod grossWarehouse / Flex Space110 Trade Circle West +/2500-7500sf suites, 14ft roll-up doors, dock high loading; inquire for terms 2790 Hwy 98 +/5,640 sf : Of ce / Warehouse; $8 psf mod gross; Property also available for sale; Inquire for terms; 17 seperate storage units availableFor Sale223 Monument Avenue Four city lots fronting Hwy 98; $375,000 407 Reid Avenue+/4988 sf: 100% leased multi tenant bldg; On-site parking; $349,500401 Reid Avenue+/5400 sf: Retail space; $165,000; Avail for lease; Inquire for termsLoggerhead Restaurant Cape San Blas, +/-3000sf, FFE incl., .47 ac, on site-parking, sewer, asking $350,000. Short Sale 60 Island Drive, Eastpoint, FL +/-19,620sf: Fully climate controlled of ce & retail show space; located on primary SGI access corridor; $675,000 516 1st Street +/-11,400 sf of ce/warehouse : .09 acres; Four roll up and/or high clearance entryways; $395,000 320 Marina Drive Corner lot entry to Marina Cove : .14 acres; High visibility site; Call for details Marina CoveLot 15-88x30, pad ready, $35,000PSJ Commerce Park+/6.5 acre site : $119,900; owner nancing available235 W. Gulf Beach Drive Of ce/Retail; +/-5,335sf multi-tenant bldg St. George Island; Also avail for lease; inquire for terms; $399,000 UNDERCONTRACT estaur ant as, +/-3000sf, FFE incl., .47 ac, on SOLD d rea dy$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 NEEDS:Florida Licensed Stylist & Nail TechVery busy location with lots of walk-ins 50% Commission PT/FT Flexible Schedule Paul Mitchell Advanced Training Apply within @ 147 W. Hwy 98 Port St. Joe, Florida 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 Your land or family land is all you need to buy a new home. Call 850-682-3344 1 bedroom Apt.; close to town; Dogwood Terrace Apartments; 808 Woodward Ave, PSJ; 850-227-7800 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. 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 PSJ, 3 br, 1 ba, all brick 404 Battles Street, corner lot -large yard. W/D incl $650/mo + dep. 301-265-5368 White City Clean 3/2 House!2 Blk from boat ramp, quiet, long term, $650 + Dep, Call 850-270-8757.Text FL00312 to 56564 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. $350 Down $317/mo. Call 803-978-1540 or 803-403-9555 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 Logistics/TransportCDL Class A Route DriverAverage 10 stops. Home base -Apalachicola, FL 850-653-8823 Web ID#: 34200243Text FL00243 to 56654 Call To Place An Ad In Classifieds. 747-5020 See emeraldcoastjobs.com to nd a job at the intersection of both.Wouldnt you like a job that ful lls you both professionally and personally? 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Yard SaleSaturday, March 10th 8:00 amOld Florida memorabilia, tools, antiques, furniture, pedestal sink, tableware, lamps..LARGE variety of items.605 10th St., Port St. Joe Food Svs/HospitalityBack of the HouseLocal Restaurant seeking experienced professionals for back of house positions. Email resume sumsmith86@ gmail.com or for more information call: (850) 247-8419 Web ID#: 34198572 Medical/HealthCaring Peopleand CNAs needed. Join a team of people who make a difference in the lives of the elderly. Provide non medical companionship, in home help and personal care for the elderly. Flexible day, evening & weekend hours. Positions available in the Appalachicola, Mexico Beach and Port St. Joe areas.Home Instead Senior CareCall Mon-Thur 9-3pm 850-640-1223 or toll free 1-866-301-1919 Web ID#: 34199799 Text FL99799 to 56654 Logistics/TransportEARN EXTRA INCOMENEEDED IMMEDIATELY!!!! 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