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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
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Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Publication Date: 03-22-2012
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50 For breaking news, visit www.starfl.com Subscribe to The Star 800-345-8688 For your hometown paper delivered to your home! Real Estate Ad deadline is Thursday 11 a.m. ET Legal ad deadline is Friday 11 a.m. ET Display ad deadline is Friday 11 a.m. ET 227-1278 Classi ed deadline is Monday 5 p.m. ET 747-5020 TABLE OF CONTENTS quote quote id quote name JUMP From Page 6A From page 6A Subscribe to The Star Call 227-1278 For your hometown paper delivered to your home! Opinions 4A Letters to the Editor 5A Sports 10A Society News 2-3B Obituaries 4B Church News 5B Law Enforcement 8B School News 10B Legals 11B Classieds 12-13B Trades & Services 14B I NDEX A Freedom Newspaper Real Estate Advertising Deadline Thursday 11:00 am ET Display Advertising Deadline Friday 11:00 am ET 227-1278 Classified Line-Advertising Deadline Monday 5:00 pm ET 747-5020 xxxx xxxxxxx 1B V ISIT T HE S TAR ONLINE AT WWW STARFL COM XXXXX XXXXXX YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER SINCE 1937 YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER SINCE 1937 THE S TAR Thursday, MARCH 22 2012 YEAR 74, NUMBER 23 Bike Rodeo B1 By TIM CROFT 227-7827 | @PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com Port St. Joe city commissioner Rex Buzzett noted during a workshop last week that the city had a water treatment system unique in the country. In the next breath, Buzzett wondered sarcastically whether any other community was interested in taking it off the citys hands. Commissioners expressed uniform frustration last week with a series of de ciencies plaguing the citys $21 million surface water treatment plant that is less than three years into operation. This coming as the city has begun a multi-million project to replace aging pipes in the water distribution system. I think somebody saw us coming, said Mayor Mel Magidson of problems at the water treatment plant. This is a failure from day one. This is a 2-and-a-half year old, 21 million dollar plant and it is going to go bust one day. The workshop was convened to discuss ongoing concerns pertaining to a leak in a concrete wall in a tank holding one of the micro ltration membranes which serve as the ltering system for the plant. The leak was discovered in December 2011. The long-term impacts could be signi cant. The plant can not operate if the ltration tanks can not produce water, as outlined in a memo from former city manager Charlie Weston, and the leak has the potential of taking one of the membranes down. Staff from contractor CDM, which designed the water treatment plant, and Marshall Brothers, the contractor on construction of the plant, have made onsite visits to inspect the tank one of just two currently operable at the plant with varying advice. Recommendations on how to proceed from CDM which expressed concern about possible vulnerability of the steel rebar in the concrete wall where the leak occurred were disputed by Marshall Brothers, which was to investigate the cost of sealing the leak by injecting a sealing compound into the wall. We dont know that the rebar is not compromised, Magidson said. Neither CDM nor Marshall Brothers committed to picking up the cost of xing the leak. The leak, several commissioners noted, stems from a seam within the concrete wall Magidson wondered why the walls were not a single pour of concrete instead of using a method that left seams that threads around the diameter of the entire tank. And during discussion of the leak, several other de ciencies were noted by A monumentally colossal failure PSJ commissioners frustrated with water plant de ciencies See PLANT A6 By VALERIE GARMAN 229-7843 | @valeriegarman vgarman@star .com Country musician Billy Deans recipe for a North Florida music genre calls for two parts classic rock and one part good ole boy country music, mixed with in uences from Jacksonville natives Lynyrd Skynyrd and Macon, GA rockers The Allman Brothers Band, and nished with a dash of Southern Gospel and blues. North Florida was kind of a crossroads for a lot of different music styles, said Dean, a native of Quincy. I was exposed to all that growing up (in North Florida). Some of those ingredients are what makes up country music today. Dean spent most of his Saturday nights at the American Legion in his hometown, listening to his dads band play a mixture of classic rock and country to a gritty, rough and tumble crowd. We called it the rat races back then, Dean said. It was rough there was a lot of drinking and ghting. It was also the place where Dean developed a passion for music. Special to The Star Brian Hill this week announced his candidacy for Gulf County Judge. Hill is currently employed by the State of Florida, Of ce of Criminal Con ict and Civil Regional Counsel, First Region, as Assistant Regional Counsel. He is appointed by the Court to provide legal representation to defendants in criminal cases, and parents in dependency cases who cannot afford to hire counsel. I am 37 years old. I am married to Sonya Hill and we will be married 10 years in July, Hill said. We have two children, Laura Beth (8) and Emma (3), and they both attend Port St. Joe Elementary School. Sonya teaches rst grade at Port St. Joe Elementary School. My parents are Hershel and Patsy Hill, former Gulf County residents. My family and extended family have been a part of Gulf County for many years. I am an active member of First Baptist Church, Port St. Joe. I am past-Chairman of Deacons, a Sunday School teacher, and leader in the Childrens Ministry. I have also been involved in Gulf-Franklin Youth Soccer and Dixie Youth Softball as a coach. I attended Port St. Joe Elementary School and graduated from Mosley High School. After graduation, I received a Bachelor degree in Criminal Justice from the University of West Florida. I attended law school at Mississippi College, and received my law degree in May 2000. After graduating from law school, I started my career of public service at the Of ce of State Attorney, Fourteenth Judicial Circuit. I was assigned to the Port St. Joe of ce, and started in August 2000. I was licensed to practice law in Florida, in April 2001, and was appointed as an Assistant State Attorney. I began to prosecute all felony, misdemeanor, and juvenile cases in Gulf County. In January 2009, I voluntarily resigned my position as Assistant State Attorney, and immediately accepted my current position with the Of ce of Criminal and Civil Con ict Counsel, First Region. I currently represent persons in Gulf and Franklin Counties. I have also had several opportunities to teach the legal curriculum at Gulf Coast Community College, Gulf/Franklin Center, to the students in the Correctional Of cer Basic Standards program. My job and life experiences have prepared me to be Gulf County Judge. I have handled thousands of criminal and civil cases. I have tried more than 100 cases, more than 70 being felony jury trials. I have experienced serving and dealing with people at very dif cult times in their lives, people having their freedom taken away, people who have been victimized by crime, and people who have lost loved ones through the criminal act of another. Through all these experiences, I have tried to remain accessible to and respectful to the individuals I was serving. My experience has also taught me the importance of giving careful attention to the decisions that I make. I have also learned to apply the law fairly, while taking into consideration the facts and evidence that makes each case unique. As an attorney, I have been given numerous opportunities to speak to middle and high school classes in Gulf County. It has been an honor to speak to our children, educate them on the law and legal process, and be a role model for them. If I am elected Gulf County Judge, I promise to use my experience to uphold and apply the law fairly, be accessible and responsible to the people, and to see that cases are resolved in an effective and ef cient manner. I will also continue to be a role model for our children, take advantage of opportunities to speak and help educate them on the law. I will strive to always to do what is right, do it the right way, and do it for the right reasons. Music from the heart Gulf County concert to be featured in documentary Local musicians The Currys perform at the Monticello Opera House during a shooting of From the Heart Music Hour. The Currys will also be performing in various venues in Gulf County April 6-8. Hill announces candidacy for County Judge BRIAN HILL See MUSIC A6 Opinion ....................................... A4-A5 Letters to the Editor ................... A5 Outdoors ..................................... A8 Sports ........................................... A9 School News ................................ B3 Faith ............................................. B4 Obituaries .................................... B4-B5 Classi eds .................................... B6-B8 Fishermen hope to reel in change at rally PHOTOS BY CHARLOTTE FRISTOE; COURTESY OF FROM THE HEART Country artist Billy Dean performs at the Monticello Opera House during a previous lming of the documentary show From the Heart Music Hour, which airs on regional public broadcast station WFSU. Dean will headline a weekend concert in Gulf County April 6 through 8 to be featured in a new episode of From the Heart Music Hour. By VALERIE GARMAN 229-7843 | @valeriegarman vgarman@star .com If John Lee could have seen the future of charter shing before he invested in the business, he would have chosen a different career. He is now in too deep to get out. Now I have to work on other peoples boats to support my charter habits, Lee said. I wouldnt do it over again. If I were able to see the future, I would have chosen a different line of work. Lee, along with 13 other concerned recreational, commercial and charter shermen, boarded a bus to Washington, D.C. Tuesday with one common goal: to be heard. Fishermen from coastal states around the country will converge on the lawn of the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. today at the Keep Fishermen Fishing Rally to spark action against a law they say has been steadily erasing their livelihood over the years. Capt. Tom Adams of Mexico Beach Charters said the purpose of the rally is to raise awareness and hopefully bring about change to the MagnusonStevens Act, the primary law governing marine sheries in the United States. Adams is hoping for an amendment in the law to give charter sherman like himself the leeway they need to make a living. Hopefully we can get an amendment to the Magnuson-Stevens where they can relax the shing regulations a little bit, Adams said. The way its stated now, if theres any overshing done on a species, they have to shut down the shery. Were trying to get them to look at it with a little bit of economic input because the strict regulations are putting the charter shermen out of See REEL A7

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Local A2 | The Star Thursday, March 22, 2012 By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star.com Seeking to marginalize special interest groups and bring county-wide voting to Gulf County, a new Po litical Action Committee, Citizens Improving Gulf County has been formed and headed by local busi nessman Jim Garth. The non-prot PAC has a mission to bring impor tant issues to the publics attention and support can didates who share the prin ciples and values that the community deserves, ac cording to Garth. We want and need to change the political land scape from all-for-one to one-for-all, Garth said. The intent is to fully in form the public regarding key issues that impact daily lives in the county as well as signicant and serious issues that impede what the group contends are ba sic rights and freedoms. The intention, Garth said, is in part to bring about county-wide voting, as opposed to the current system of single-member districts for county com missioners, as well as sup porting candidates who want to do the right thing for all the people and not for one individual or com pany. Garth added, We are tired of our vote being dis criminated and only count ing 20 percent (in elections of county commissioners) due to the federal order placed on the county back in the early s. Our cur rent County Commission is pretending to be in favor of county-wide voting but re ally not doing anything to change it. Garth noted that what commissioners vote for and what they do seem to be entirely different things. Since a 2004 referendum showed the vast major ity of voters in the county, and in all districts, sup ported county-wide voting, commissioners have twice voted to move forward on the issue only to reverse course. This past year, com missioners declined to set aside dollars for a legal challenge to the decree. Several years ago, Garth noted, commissioners voted in favor of moving toward county-wide voting only to ip and vote against moving ahead, asserting that voters did not actually want county-wide voting. Now is the time to re alize we do not live in the past and the future belongs to the people in this com munity, Garth said. In our opinion, (commission ers) would have us believe through their ridiculous rhetorical self-serving spin that up is down, in is out and wrong is right. This shameless and despicable behavior is an embarrass ment to the people of this county and this critical election year is the time to make a difference. The list of actions Garth noted included commis sioners being hired to work on the BP oil clean-up after ip-opping on litigation against BP, the spending of BP funds by the Tourist De velopment Council, a recent audit of which highlighted a series of glaring violations of county ordinances and procedures, as well as the consolidation with other de partments of the Economic Development Council three years into a ve-year plan agreed upon by commis sioners and the EDC. The money drain known as the Five Points Land ll, which Garth labeled a ticking bomb, a series of broken promises and com missioners precluded from key votes due to conicts with their full-time employ ment also fuel the PACs mission. Did you notice how county-wide voting is con veniently shelved to pro tect the ve kingdoms (dis tricts) under the pretense of extreme legal costs and ridiculous remarks that claim the chance of (win ning a case to overturn the federal decree) is almost impossible? Garth said, adding that a group of local businessmen approached the county several years ago to donate funds for the legal ght. The county govern ment is an out-of-control runaway freight train on a collision course that needs to be stopped and how we do this is through the power of the vote and the peoples voice. Garth said the PAC was attracting individuals from across the county to join, noting that some intend on being quite active and vis ible while others are sup porting quietly and in their own way. Everyone is important and we are encouraging anyone and all to join up, Garth said. This is the year as there are three seats available on the County Commission and we need action for improvement, not the same old excuses. The peoples voice and vote are powerful; lets use them for a change. During the prior decade, Garth helped found the rst PAC in Gulf County, Citizens for Reduced Taxes. That PAC put pressure on county commissioners concerning improper spending and un necessary taxes. Through prodding by Citizens for Reduced Taxes, commis sioners nally reduced the budget during a marathon session and followed the next year by continuing to reduce the budget via state mandates, Garth noted. For more information about Citizens Improving Gulf County email jim@ decorativeooring.com or write Citizens Improv ing Gulf County at P.O. Box 1022, Port St. Joe, FL 32457. It is time to improve our county and unleash it from the special interest groups and return it back to where it belongs, to the people, Garth said. NOTICE OF HEARING FOR PURPOSES OF ADOPTING AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AND AUTHORIZING TRANSMITTAL OF THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENT TO APPROPRIATE STATE AGENCIES The Planning and Development Review Board, sitting as the local planning agency will hold a hearing at 4:00 p.m., EST, on April 10, 2012, to review the amendment and recommend it to the City Commission of the City of Port St. Joe, and the Board of City Commissioners will hold a meeting on April 17, 2012 at 6:00 p.m., EST, at the City of Port St. Joe City Hall located at 305 Cecil G. Costin Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida, for the purposes of reading the Ordinance and authorizing transmittal of the Comprehensive Plan Amendment to appropriate state agencies. The title of proposed Ordinance is as follows: A copy of the proposed Port Planning Area is attached hereto. Copies of the Ordinance are available for public inspection at City of Port St. Joe City Hall, located at 305 Cecil G. Costin Sr., Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida. The hearing may be continued from time to time as may be necessary. Interested persons may attend and be heard at the public hearing or provide comments in writing to the City Commissioners, City of Port St. Joe City Hall, 305 Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Blvd, Port St. Joe, Florida. Transactions of the public hearing will not be recorded. Persons wishing to appeal any decision made during the hearing will need a record of the proceeding and should ensure a verbatim record is made, including the testimony on which the appeal is based. Any person requiring a special accommodation at this hearing because of a disability or physical impairment should contact the City Clerks Ofce at (850) 229-8261, at least ve (5) calendar days prior to the hearing. ORDINANCE NO. : 480 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN OF THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA, BY AND THROUGH PROCEDURES REQUIRED FOR LARGE-SCALE MAP AMENDMENTS PURSUANT TO AUTHORITY UNDER STATE STATUTES SECTION 163.3187, SPECIFICALLY APPROVING THE AMENDMENT TO THE COASTAL MANAGEMENT ELEMENTPORT OF PORT ST. JOE MASTER PLAN EXPANDING THE PORT PLANNING AREA; AS SHOWN IN THE REVISED PORT PLANNING AREA MAP; PROVIDING THAT SPECIFIC PLANS FOR THE LANDS ADDED TO THE PORT PLANNING SHALL BE REFLECTED IN THE NEXT UPDATE OF THE PORT MASTER PLAN; AND PROVIDING FOR REPEAL OF ANY CONFLICTING ORDINANCES; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. WEEKLY ALMANAC ST.JO SE PH B AY AP ALAC HI C O LA B AY W ES T PASS TI DE T ABLES M O N TH LY AVERAGES To nd the tides of the following areas, subtract the indicated times from these given for APALACHICOLA: HIGH LOW Cat P oint Minus 0:40 Minus 1:17 East P ass Minus 0:27 Minus 0:27 To nd the tides of the following areas, subtract the indicated times from those given for CARRABELLE: HIGH LOW Bald P oint Minus 9:16 Minus 0:03 Sponsor the WEEKLY ALMANAC Call T oday! 227-7847 Date H igh Low % P recip T hu, Mar 22 77 65 30 % Fri, Mar 23 77 67 50 % Sat, Mar 24 76 63 40 % Sun, Mar 25 78 60 0 % Mon, Mar 26 78 62 0 % T ues, Mar 27 77 63 0 % Wed, Mar 28 76 63 10 % 15 Th 846pm 1.2 506am -0.1 16 Fr 217pm 1.0 1018pm 1.1 625am -0.1 532pm 1.0 17 Sa 240pm 1.0 730am -0.1 705pm 0.9 18 Su 1204am 1.1 302pm 1.0 822am 0.0 808pm 0.7 19 Mo 135am 1.1 321pm 1.0 905am 0.1 858pm 0.5 20 Tu 244am 1.1 336pm 1.0 940am 0.2 940pm 0.4 21 We 338am 1.1 349pm 1.1 1009am 0.3 1018pm 0.2 22 Th 425am 1.1 401pm 1.1 1033am 0.5 1052pm 0.1 23 Fr 509am 1.1 415pm 1.2 1052am 0.6 1125pm 0.0 24 Sa 553am 1.1 433pm 1.2 1110am 0.7 1156pm 0.0 25 Su 637am 1.0 456pm 1.3 1131am 0.8 26 Mo 725am 1.0 525pm 1.3 1227am 0.0 1155am 0.9 27 Tu 819am 1.0 559pm 1.3 103am 0.0 1227pm 0.9 28 We 922am 1.0 639pm 1.3 147am 0.0 106pm 1.0 29 Th 1034am 1.0 727pm 1.2 244am 0.0 201pm 1.1 Robert C. Bruner Attorney Personal & Business Bankruptcy Over 30 Years Legal Experience 850-670-3030 bankruptcy relief under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Before you decide, ask us to send you free written information PAC mission to improve Gulf County The county government is an out-of-control runaway freight train on a collision course that needs to be stopped and how we do this is through the power of the vote and the peoples voice. Jim Garth It is time to improve our county and unleash it from the special interest groups and return it back to where it belongs, to the people.

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Local The Star| A3 Thursday, March 22, 2012 2012 Election Notice Notice is hereby given that the City of Port St. Joes Primary Election will be held Tuesday, May 8, 2012, in the Fire Station. Polls open at 7:00 A.M., ET, and close 7:00 P.M., ET. Registration books are now open at the oce of Linda Grin, Gulf County Supervisor of Elections, and will remain open thru Monday April 9, 2012, at 5:00 P.M., ET. Candidate qualifying begins Wednesday, March 21, 2012, at 12:00 Noon and ends on Wednesday, March 28, 2012, at Noon. e following oces will be up for election: Commissioner Group III and Commissioner Group IV. Beginning April 28, 2012 May 5, 2012, (includes Saturdays of April 28th and May 5th) Early Voting will be held at the Supervisor of Elections oce located at 401 Long Avenue from 9:00 A.M., ET to 5:00 P.M., ET. No Sunday voting on April 29, 2012. Also, Absentee Ballots may be requested now but will be mailed after received from printer. e City of Port St. Joe PUBLIC NOTICE T HE C O DE E N F O RCEME N T S P ECIAL MATER WILL H O LD C O DE E N F O RCEME N T HEARI N GS: W HE N : M onday A pril 2, 2012 TIME : 6:00 p.m. WHERE : C ommissioners C hamber SUB J ECT : C ode E nforcement Violations A ll persons are invited to attend these hearings. A ny person who decides to appeal any decision made by the S pecial M aster with respect to any matter considered at said hearing will need a record of the proceedings, and for such purpose may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings, and for such purpose may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. T he C ode E nforcement S pecial M aster of the C ity of Port S t. Joe, F lorida will not provide a verbatim record of this meeting. I N ACC O RDA N CE WITH THE AMERICA N S WITH DISABILITIES ACT persons needing special accommodations to participate in this proceedings should contact Charlotte Pierce, Interim City Clerk, City of Port St. Joe, at City Hall, Telephone No. 850/229-8261. By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star.com Port St. Joe City Commis sioners seeking answers Tues day to problems plaguing the city water treatment plant heard few less than a week after venting their frustration with deficiencies at the $21 million facility online less than three years. Philip Jones of Preble Rish Engineers, the citys engi neer of record, said he had yet to hear from Marshall Brothers Contractors about fixing a leak in a concrete filtration mem brane wall. A certified letter had been sent Monday, but Jones said it had not been received and he did not know how the contractor who built the plant stood on the issue. Jones also said they are con tinuing to investigate why paint is peeling on the floor through out the plant and why a series of failures in raw water intake pumps, requiring a series of re placements, occurred. Also yet to be determined is why fittings on pumps handling caustic chemicals failed all four in one room at the plant have failed at some point and why bolts that should have been coated to protect from corrosive chemicals were rusting. Jones said a clarier that was found to have rust was coated with the proper paint to speci cation and rust is a sign that maintenance, as called for in one section of what Jones called a voluminous operations manual, is required every year or two. Commissioner Lorinda Gin gell was skeptical, noting that the rust in the clarier was only in the area of a crack, not uni form across the clarier wall. Plant employee Lynn Todd also noted there is no maintenance staff at the plant and plant su pervisor Larry McClamma said he was not aware of that mainte nance provision. One thing we do know now is we need to come up with a main tenance schedule, said City Manager Jim Anderson. Beyond that, Jones said in vestigation continues on a host of problems impacting the plant and said he would have more to report at the commissions next meeting in two weeks. Lamar Faison Fields As discussed at a Gulf County School Board meeting Mon day, and again at the City Com mission regular bi-monthly meeting Tuesday, the city and School Board are assessing the possibility of leasing or donat ing the soccer complex at La mar Faison Fields to the School Board. The school district owns a southern portion of the complex and its soccer programs and physical education classes make more use of the soccer elds than local recreational and club teams. The complex was built with state park and recreation grants, so continued public ac cess would be required in any lease or donation, city attorney Tom Gibson said, but Superin tendent of Schools Jim Norton indicated that was no hurdle for the district. The St. Joe Co. would also have to sign-off as the company donated the land for city use with a clause reverting the land to St. Joe in the event the city no longer owned it. The city would save $20$30,000 in maintenance and utilities at the eld, but Com missioner Bill Kennedy noted that the district would probably be able to perform the needed maintenance cheaper and more efciently, as the district already maintains elds such as Shark Field. They are more efcient at it, Kennedy said. They are in a better position to maintain that complex. Water plant solutions scant; city, School Board considering soccer eld swap Read More See related story Page A1. MEETING TO DISCUSS REMOVING CBRA Star Staff Report There will be a meeting at 2 p.m. ET Monday, March 26, for a public discussion about removing the CBRA designation from Cape San Blas. All impacted homeowners and business owners are encouraged to attend. There will be speakers available to discuss the potential challenge. One thing we do know now is we need to come up with a maintenance schedule. Jim Anderson City Manager

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Opinion A4 | The Star Keyboard KLATTERINGS USPS 518-880 Published every Thursday at 135 W. U.S. 98 Port St. Joe, FL 32456 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 Someone asked if I was caught up in March madness. Did I think Florida State had a chance to make the sweet sixteen? Could Lehigh or Norfolk State be this years Cinderella team? I may be the only guy left in America that doesnt think basketball when March madness is propagandized. Mother would actually move furniture out of the house. Shed stack pots and dishes and frying pans on the kitchen table and crawl into corner cabinets with a rag in one hand and a can of Old Dutch Cleanser in the other. Shed sweep the ceiling. Shed air out the quilts and bed sheets. Shed make us take the curtains off and wash every window inside and out. Leon had to stand on a chair and unscrew the light xtures so she could soap them. She dusted, mopped, opped, dipped, washed, scrubbed, beat, polished and cleansed until it shined like a new penny. And then shed turn loose on the oors. I dont reckon any of yall out there are familiar with Johnsons Paste Wax. I aint talking about have you heard of it. Or, perhaps, you spied a can of it once at the hardware store. Were spring cleaning here. Its about as madness as March can get. And let me tell you something else you might not be aware of, carpet hadnt been invented in 1956. It might not have been a famous basketball arena but we had our own hardwood court in every room. Mother would start us on one side and we had to elbow grease it all the way across. Our bed room was about the size of a football eld. And I swear, that living room looked like the deck of an aircraft carrier. As a preteen I got up close and personal with many a can of Johnsons Wax. The only thing that kept me wiping that stuff on with that small circular motion going round and round and round was the hopes of someday running into Mr. Johnson in a dark alley with his back turned. Of course, I had to do most of the work. Mom gured David was still a might young to really pitch in. And Leon would be eating that wax so it looked like he had wiped on a lot more than anybody. I had calluses on my knees. I tore my rotator cuff reaching around the re place. I developed tennis elbow as a six year old. And listen, rubbing the wax in was just half of it. After it dried, you had to go back over it with a soft polish cloth to soak up the excess and get the brilliant sheen the Johnson folks guaranteed. Leon did nally help here. He tied the soft cloth to his bare feet and skated those oors to a shinny fare-thewell. And get this, Mom was not a particularly good housekeeper. She thought there were way more important things in life than a sparkling clean house. It was never a top priority with her. But spring cleaning was such a tradition it just naturally fell her lot each March to get it done. Daddy had his own March madness. He humorously referred to it as a garden. When you dropped corn seed down a furrow that stretched past the three quarter mile mark it was a tad more than garden size to us. You were row cropping by then. Me and David stopped for lunch one day down toward the back side of the garden. They were eating supper by the time we walked to the house. If you thought Leon was a little lax on waxing them oors, you should have seen him in the garden. You would have thought that hoe would snake bite him. Dad would tap the little hole for the seed. I would drop it in, Leon would cover it up with his shoe. Hed sorta kick enough dirt over it to get the job done. He would carry a hoe mind you, but he used it mostly to ght off imaginary Martians or sometimes hed play it like a guitar. He could make a hoe sound like Chet Atkins or Duane Eddy. Heres the maddening thing about planting a spring garden. That was only the beginning of the work. The weeds grew quicker than the peanuts. We had to stake those tomatoes. If it didnt rain we had to haul water out there. And the mere thought of cutting that okra made my arms start to itch. We hit foul balls over in that garden and it would hold up the baseball game while we hunted amongst the Kentucky Wonders and the watermelon vines. David Mark asked me once, Cant we buy most of this stuff at the store? I knew right then Dave was going to turn out to be the smartest one of us. After being cooped up all winter wed be ready to get going come spring. Leon made up most of our games. We played a lot of crabapple dodge. Wed run across the porch and see if we could clear the evergreen bushes Mom had carefully planted along the side of the house. Wed swing from thick branch to less thick branch through the mimosa tree and see who could break the rst limb. Wed climb inside an old tire and roll each other down that hill behind George Sextons house. The object here was to see if we could make it to the big ditch at the bottom. The problem was that if you did make it, there was no way to stop. That ditch resembled the Grand Canyon the way it opened up down behind Georges house. About the time you hurled uncontrollably over the side you realized what March madness was really all about. That four point landing on one elbow, a foot (if you could get it untangled from the tire), your left knee and the side of your head would make a basketball game seem kind of tame. Respectfully, Kes Thursday, March 22, 2012 At this point it can not be said enough water woes in Port St. Joe beg for investigation. And a Port St. Joe city workshop last week, a report of which is in this paper, reafrms the case. The entire move to and construction of a new water treatment plant ought to be investigated and it should be investigated immediately before the damage to the pocketbooks of the citys taxpayers as well as consumers of city water continues. Most everybody living in the south end of the county understands the water woes plaguing the city since the new plant went online less than three years ago and the city began servicing most areas from White City south. There has been hand-wringing as a new water source, the freshwater canal, and new treatment protocols have stressed aging pipes that thread throughout the city. Much discussion, including town hall and special meetings, has circled questions about water quality and discoloration in the water. Some folks have experienced the bad water lters turned brown, covered in a muddy mush and others have experienced the not so bad. But all have paid. The city is now in the rst phase of a multi-phase project to replace 20 miles of aging pipe some dating to before World War II over several years at a cost of tens of millions of dollars, with state taxpayers paying part of the tab and local taxpayers and water consumers picking up the rest. In addition, while wrestling with water quality issues, the city commission, using a water study undertaken several years ago to assess utility rates, has raised water and sewer rates three times in the past 18 months. Water and sewer bills have doubled and, in some cases, spiked higher. At the same time, many consumers of city water, put off by the changes in water clarity have taken to purchasing water rather than drink from the tap, even as they pay ever higher prices for the liquid coming from the tap. All of this has been well-chronicled. What last weeks city workshop highlighted is that the distribution system problems are only the tip of an iceberg cruising straight for a collision with city taxpayers and water consumers. There are serious deciencies at the new $21 million plant. From rust in a clarier, pumps leaking caustically dangerous chemicals, a leak in the wall of a treatment membrane tank, it all provides a picture of, as Mayor Mel Magidson put it, a plant falling down less than three years after being completed. There were indications last year not all was right. A generator re spotlighted the fact that a single switch controlled both of the central functions of the plant: producing the water and pumping the water, unusual, to say the least, in water plants. Consumers had to conserve as the city spent nearly two full days running strictly on reserve water in storage tanks around the community. But as was noted last week, while the plant has a host of woes, some pressing, contractors that designed and built the plant are playing a bit of nger-pointing rather than fully addressing the problem. And, apparently, there was a warranty on the construction of the plant buyers of a car receive a broader and longer warranty than for a water plant it seems which puts those in charge of putting it up feel free to walk away from responsibility. But it is time for a grand jury calling State Attorney Glenn Hess to take a look at the entire project. City attorney Tom Gibson said last week, If this all goes bad we are all going to end up in court. A grand jury would be a better place for the city to start. A grand jury can serve as an investigative tool. That is its job in this system of government. Witnesses testify under oath, with penalties for false testimony. The grand jury, working in secrecy, can subpoena documents, force open company and agency records and correspondence to understand the timeline of events that led to the construction of this plant. The grand jury can also sift through the blame game currently in full swing to assign appropriate responsibility. And there seems responsibility to spread around, from prior city commissioners to the citys engineer of record, Preble Rish Engineers, to CDM, the company that designed the plant, to Siemens, the company that provided the equipment for the microltration treatment system, and Marshall Brothers, the contractor which built the plant. Toss in the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, which urged the city off well water and onto a surface water source and was, at least in part, charged with shepherding the construction of the new plant. There is likely nothing criminal to be found, but what has been borderline criminal is the failure of this new water plant and the existing distribution system to deliver clear, quality water to consumers who are paying more and more to turn the tap. And consumers and taxpayers are now looking at a bill in the tens of millions of dollars for a x to the distribution system as the new water plant offers up evidence of being a white elephant that could eventually cost taxpayers and consumers millions more. If not Hess, current city commissioners should contact the ofce of the Governor to request an investigation by the Inspector General into one of the most important quality of life issues facing the community. At this juncture, it is fair to say the city was sold a bill of goods with a new water plant it has never had a handle on and which has soaked up time, energy and money all of it the publics since coming online. Relief will only come once the entire project is thoroughly investigated by an objective party and responsibility and accountability doled out appropriately. TIM CROFT Star news editor Water plant woes need investigation HUNKER DOWN Kesley Colbert You talk about a slam dunk! My middle child and I enjoy spending time in the kitchen together. She is my youngest daughter and seems to understand me a little better than her brother and older sister. Its a good feeling to be understood, even better to be understood by a teenager. She may just be pretending, but it is still nice. We were standing in front of the stove, when my daughter started laughing and said, Look up there. She was looking at the kitchen cabinet. I couldnt help but start laughing also. What we were laughing at had been there a couple of days; no one else had noticed it. We had made spaghetti together two nights earlier and she had done the throw it against the wall to see if it sticks test. The spaghetti noodle had stuck on the cabinet door and we had declared the spaghetti ready to eat, forgetting to take the test noodle down. It was a Daddy/Daughter moment. I took a picture of the noodle before I took it down. My football coach in high school had taught me the spaghetti throwing trick in a two week cooking class. Ever since the cooking class, that is the way I have done it. Ive never really thought much about it. So I started thinking about it. I researched it. I found out that I have been doing things wrong for a long time. Im ready to admit my mistakes. Yes mistakes with an s. Ive been making a lot of them through the years. These are just my spaghetti mistakes. Before I put the spaghetti noodles in the pot, I always break them in half. Ive always enjoyed the breaking because of that big snapping sound and the mess it usually makes. To be honest, I do it so the spaghetti noodles will t in the pot. Its always made good sense to me. Rachael Ray tells me Im all wrong. She says that breaking your noodles makes the spaghetti harder to eat because you cant twirl them on your fork. Ive never been a twirler; I guess I understand why it was so hard for me to do now. I thought it was just another thing that I wasnt very good at. Before I broke the spaghetti, I always put a little olive oil in the water. I cant remember who told me to do this, but I do remember them telling me to do it so the spaghetti wouldnt stick together. Again, I was wrong. Rachael Ray says that properly cooked noodles shouldnt stick together anyway. She also says that the olive oil will cause the sauce to slide off the spaghetti. Im feeling bad now, but it gets worse. The stick to the wall test its wrong too! Thank you Rachael Ray, for making me feel incompetent. She says that the more you cook it, the gummier it gets. Therefore, I could have easily overcooked it and wouldnt know it. Well, how will I know when it is cooked? Rachael says I should taste it and it should be rm to the bite. Ive never really thought about tasting it that actually makes a little sense. So far, Ive missed on three things that I have done for years. I have already struck out. Theres more. After the spaghetti sticks to the wall, I put it in a colander and rinse it. I cant remember why I do this. I think my reasoning may be similar to rinsing the crazies out of eggplant. Dont ask. Rachael says I shouldnt rinse it either. Evidently, rinsing washes the starch off and the sauce wont stick to the spaghetti. Thats four strikes, which means I just got hit in the back of the head walking to the dugout while the fans throw meatballs at me. There is one more. The coach is waiting at the top of the dugout steps with a pair of scissors where he proceeds to cut the strings off of my spaghetti apron. Rachael Ray then pops me with a wooden spoon (that wasnt so bad). I put too much sauce on my spaghetti. I pile it on. It makes sense. I do this because if I dont, my teenage son will take it all and there wont be any left the second time around. Rachael says that Italians will be the rst to tell you its pasta with sauce-not sauce with pasta! She also says that too much sauce overwhelms the avor of the pasta. At this point, I am overwhelmed. How would I know what pasta is supposed to taste like? Ive broken it, oiled it, thrown it, rinsed it and then covered it with too much sauce. CRANKS MY TRACTOR BN Heard Admitting my mistakes See CRANKS A5

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Send your letters to : LETTERS TO THE EDITOR P.O. Box 308 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 Fax: 850-227-7212 Email: tcroft@star .com Comments from our readers in the form of letters to the editor or a guest column are solicited and encouraged. A newspapers editorial page should be a forum where differing ideas and opinions are exchanged. All letters and guest columns must be signed and should include the address and phone number of the author. The street address and phone number are for veri cation and will not be published. Letters must be in good taste and The Star reserves the right to edit letters for correctness and style. S HARE YOUR OPINIONS Letters A5 | The Star Four things to know about wild marine birds, sh and animals before discussing how the cola wars affect marine life. 1. Most wild animals when injured will mask their illness so predators will not attack them. 2. Once a wild creature becomes close to death they hide in a safe spot so as not to be eaten alive. Few are ever found or rescued. 3. Most wildlife stay away from crowded public beaches. They breed and grow in areas not frequented or easily accessible by the public. 4. For many species, if an item does not taste bad or hurt them when consumed, they are content eating it. Any one with a puppy will gladly testify to this fact. Wildlife is not as taste sensitive as humans and do not care about avor. These facts are what bring us to the subject of soft drinks. Many people think that plastic soft drink bottles are killing wildlife, and it is a contributor as it breaks down into small pieces. However, plastic bottles are not the main reason for plastics killing wildlife, it is the colorful plastic caps that become separated from the bottles. These colorful plastic caps act as lures, attract animals, and become bite size appetizers for sea turtles, dolphins and sh. The plastic can neither be digested nor passed through by most species. Instead, it clogs their intestinal tract and they die a slow and painful death at sea. The beverage industry predicts selling 600 billion beverage containers over the next 3 years. They predict that at best only 200 billion of those containers will be recycled. This means that 400 billion will either make their way to land lls or become litter. We are amazed that this issue has not yet been addressed. Due to the size of these caps they also represent a potential choking hazard for children. Most pediatricians will tell you that if you have a child under the age of 4, these bottle caps need to be kept out of the reach of your children. While bigger than the government classi cations for labeling as a choking hazard, they are smaller than the number one choking hazard for children under the age of 5 hot dogs. Think about having one of these caps lodged backwards down a childs throat. What the beverage industry can do: The beverage industry can immediately design and implement a cap that will not detach from the plastic bottles. Metal soda and beer cans were modi ed more than 20 years ago to protect wildlife. It is now time for the plastic industry to do the same. What the public can do: You can participate in the cola wars to help save wildlife. Pepsi and Coca-Cola both spend every hour of every day battling for market share of the lucrative soft drink market. Both of these companies are fully aware of the problem, and we want both of them to race to nd a solution. We understand that there would be a transitional cost to switch cap systems. As a result of the transitional cost, we also believe that the rst company to implement a non-detachable bottle cap should be rewarded by the public with increased sales. So if Coca-Cola is the rst to market an improved cap, then Pepsi drinkers should switch their product loyalty until Pepsi also implements a nondetachable bottle cap to help save wildlife and children or vice versa. As the cola wars continue to take place, Coke and Pepsi will be competing for percentage shares of the hundreds of billions beverages to be sold in plastic containers. Competing to get their beverages sold should only be half of the competition. We would like to have Pepsi and Coca-Cola also compete on cleaning up the marine litter and preventing animal deaths that will occur. We hope the prize would be the same, increased customer loyalty for the company that works the hardest to clean up the disposable packaging killing wildlife and creating an unsightly mess. We would like to invite both Pepsi and Coca-Cola, their consumers, and employees to donate and sponsor a boat to aid in our efforts to clean up their beverage containers that have been littered over the years. The money donated would be to sponsor a boat bearing their brand name which would allow us to clean up the caps that are already oating free harming the environment. We will keep the public and media informed as we await direct replies from Muhtar Kent, Chairman and CEO of Coca-Cola and Indra Nooyi, Chairwoman and CEO of Pepsi. Rudy Socha CEO Wounded Nature Working Veterans www.woundednature.org rudy@woundednature.org Cell 440-452-1042 THURSDAY & FRIDAY NIGH T S PECIALS 6:00 8:30 HOURS : 236 R eid A ve (850) 229.7121 GULF SH RIMP, S CALLOPS, C RAB C LAWS & F IS H B UR G ERS: WI TH FF TROPICAL S ALAD WI TH SH RIMP OR CH ICKEN: Above orders served with: FF B AKED P O T A T O, S ALAD AND B READ ** AWARD WINNIN G DESSER T S ** dbutler@coastalcoverage.com Locally owned and operated Home Business Auto Health Workers Comp Thursday, March 22, 2012 By JASON ALDERMAN If youre worried you wont be able to pay your income taxes by this years April 17 ling date, dont panic; but dont ignore the deadline and certainly dont wait for the IRS to reach out to you rst. Acting quickly not only gives you more repayment options, it can also signi cantly lower penalties you might owe the government. By not ling your 2011 federal tax return or asking for an extension by April 17, 2012, the penalty on any taxes you owe increases dramatically usually an additional 5 percent of taxes owed for each full or partial month youre late, plus interest, up to a maximum penalty of 25 percent. But le your return/extension on time and the penalty drops tenfold to 0.5 percent. Eventually, the IRS could even place a tax lien on your assets and future earnings. IRS tax repayment alternatives include: Pay by credit card. You will be charged a small convenience fee that is taxdeductible if you itemize expenses. Just be sure you can pay off your credit card balance within a few months, or the interest accrued might exceed the penalty. Short-term extension. If you can pay the full amount within 120 days, call the IRS at 800-829-1040 and ask whether you qualify for a short-term extension. If granted, youll still owe interest but will avoid an application fee. Installment agreement. If you need longer, an installment agreement will let you pay your bill in monthly installments for up to ve years. If you owe $10,000 or less, youre guaranteed an installment agreement provided you have led and paid all taxes for the previous ve years and havent had an installment agreement within that time. If you owe $25,000 or less and are in good standing, youll still likely qualify for a streamlined installment agreement; over $25,000 you still may qualify, but may be required to le a detailed Collection Information Statement. Theres a $105 fee to enter an installment agreement. Its reduced to $52 if you set up a direct debit installment plan (or $43 for low-income lers). For rules and to apply, see the Online Payment Agreement Application at www.irs.gov or submit IRS Form 9465. Offer in Compromise. Under certain dire nancial-hardship circumstances, the IRS may allow taxpayers with annual incomes of up to $100,000 to negotiate a reduction in the amount they owe through an Offer in Compromise. To qualify, you must be current with all ling and payment requirements and not in bankruptcy. There is a $150 non-refundable application fee, which may be waived for low-income applicants. Youll also be required to submit an initial payment with your application. Please note: Only a small number of offers in compromise are accepted and you should only pursue one after having exhausted all other payment options. For step-by-step instructions, read the IRS Form 656 Booklet. If youre unable to make payments on your installment agreement or offer in compromise, call the IRS immediately for alternative payment options, which could include reducing the monthly payment to re ect your current nancial condition. Nothing beats staying current on your taxes, but if you fear you may fall behind, explore these options before the penalties start snowballing. Jason Alderman directs Visas nancial education programs. To participate in a free, online Financial Literacy and Education Summit on April 23, go to www. practicalmoneyskills.com/ summit2012. By Keith L. Jones, CPA Canceled debt is normally taxable to you, but there are exceptions. One of those exceptions is available to homeowners whose mortgage debt is partly or entirely forgiven during tax years 2007 through 2012. You should know these 10 facts about Mortgage Debt Forgiveness: 1. Normally, debt forgiveness results in taxable income. However, under the Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act of 2007, you may be able to exclude up to $2 million of debt forgiven on your principal residence. 2. The limit is $1 million for a married person ling a separate return. 3. You may exclude debt reduced through mortgage restructuring, as well as mortgage debt forgiven in a foreclosure. 4. To qualify, the debt must have been used to buy, build or substantially improve your principal residence and be secured by that residence. 5. Re nanced debt proceeds used for the purpose of substantially improving your principal residence also qualify for the exclusion. 6. Proceeds of re nanced debt used for other purposes for example, to pay off credit card debt do not qualify for the exclusion. 7. If you qualify, claim the special exclusion by lling out Form 982, Reduction of Tax Attributes Due to Discharge of Indebtedness, and attach it to your federal income tax return for the tax year in which the quali ed debt was forgiven. 8. Debt forgiven on second homes, rental property, business property, credit cards or car loans does not qualify for the tax relief provision. In some cases, however, other tax relief provisions such as insolvency may be applicable. IRS Form 982 provides more details about these provisions. 9. If your debt is reduced or eliminated you normally will receive a year-end statement, Form 1099C, Cancellation of Debt, from your lender. By law, this form must show the amount of debt forgiven and the fair market value of any property foreclosed. 10. Examine the Form 1099-C carefully. Notify the lender immediately if any of the information shown is incorrect. You should pay particular attention to the amount of debt forgiven in Box 2 as well as the value listed for your home in Box 7. For more information, contact a Certi ed Public Accountant. CPAs are who Americans count on to provide them with sound tax and nancial advice. Keith has an of ce in Port Saint Joe and can be contacted at keith@ keithjonescpa.com All mistakes I surrender. Rachael, just hit me with that wooden spoon a couple of more times. Find more stories at www.CranksMyTractor. com. CRANKS from page A4 Cant pay your taxes? 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Local A6 | The Star Thursday, March 22, 2012 Dean will soon be back in his home state where it all began, to headline a weekend concert appropriately honoring the music of North Florida. Gulf County will welcome Dean and a host of other area musicians April 6-8 for an event that will place both the musicians and the Gulf Coast in the spotlight. The public broadcasting sphere will soon get a taste of Gulf County through an episode of From the Heart Music Hour, a program that highlights North Florida musicians and the areas they perform in. The upcoming From the Heart Music Hour episode will focus on the upcoming three-day music festival, featuring footage from the weekends live performances at the Haughty Heron and the Thirsty Goat in Port St. Joe, Lake Alice Park in Wewahitchka and the Indian Pass Raw Bar, plus additional footage from in and around Gulf County. Dean will headline the weekend events with performances by local artists Charlie and Dana Black, Brian Bowen, Brook Sessions, The Currys, Frank Lindamood, Rick Ott and Mimi Hern, Randall Webster and 19 South. Rick Ott and his wife Nelle McCall, the owners of From the Heart Recording studio in Sopchoppy and creators of From the Heart Music Hour, developed the show in an effort to help unknown artists with startup publicity and provide the audience with the story behind the songwriters. People come in and record music, but if youre an unknown artist you record all this stuff and nothing gets done with it, Ott said. We just thought, How can we help these people who are working at our studio? What began as a two hour segment on Oyster Radio that aired from April 2008 to October 2009 has since jumped into the T.V. medium, with episodes airing on Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) through WFSU. Ott said inviting artists who have had success in the business, like Dean, helps the other artists by providing them with support and networking opportunities. In the music business, its all about who you know. For the Gulf County episode, Ott is hoping to focus more on the area and its sites and also include interviews with local business owners and community members. We want to get a real feel for the community, and then just weave the music in, Ott said. Its a fantastic area and we just feel like people need to be aware of it. Ott and his team have already shot some footage on the Dead Lakes in Wewahitchka with the help of Wewahitchka Search and Rescue. He was blown away by the quantity of recreational areas in a small community like Wewahitchka and enjoyed spending the day spotting Osprey nests and capturing the eerie beauty of the Dead Lakes. Ott refers to Gulf County as The gateway to Florida because its got a little bit of everything. Our goal (for the show) is to just keep highlighting North Florida, Ott said. I just want to see the program grow and for people to really focus on the music of the Southwe dont really have anything else highlighting the music in the Southeast. Ott said the show is similar to Austin City Limits, a PBS program featuring live music performances out of Austin, Texas, but with more of a documentary focus. The Gulf County episode will be the sixth installment of From the Heart Music Hour. The previous ve episodes were lmed at the Monticello Opera House in Monticello (Jefferson County) and the seventh episode will feature footage from live performances from The Moon in Tallahassee, the Indian Pass Raw Bar and also footage from club performances in Ireland this August with local musicians The Currys. Ott is also hoping for a future episode highlighting Wakulla County. I think every artist on our show has a direct connection to North Florida, Ott said. We do try to focus on North Florida. Charlie and Dana Black, those guys have written as many hit songs as any songwriter in the country. Thats pretty amazing, and theyre right there in your community. For Dean, the upcoming trip to the Gulf Coast will bring back memories of vacationing in Mexico Beach as a kid and his teenage years spent touring on the Gulf Coast club circuit from Panama City to Tallahassee. The whole Gulf Coast of Florida is kind of my stomping grounds, Dean said. For me, its exciting to come back to my home areaI have a lot of history there. Dean looks back at the summer after high school as some of the best times in his life, when he spent his nights playing at beach bars along the coast. Im glad to see that theyre still using live music down there, Dean said. Its good to know that not everything has gone to karaoke. He is looking forward to reuniting with the friends and family who have supported his music career through the years and helped send him to Nashville to pursue his dream. After winning a local talent contest, followed by the state talent contest, Deans friends and family pooled their money to send Dean to Nashville for the nals. Eight years later, he had the number one song in Nashville. Dean has since had 11 top ten singles, ve number ones, and has sold more than 4 million albums, and he owes it all to those local folks who supported his dream, like his dads band and the Horseshoe Lounge in Quincy where he started playing as a teenager. I couldnt have done it without the support from those local folks, Dean said. The North Florida area is still homeeven though Ive been in Nashville for 30 years. For more information about the upcoming event or to view past episodes of From the Heart Music Hour visit www.fromtheheartofsopchoppy.com. Over 35 Years Experience. 208 Reid Avenue, Downtown Port St. Joe 850.229.1111 www.BaysideFloristPSJ.com Your Full Service Wedding and Event Florist New Sorrelli Arriving Daily! 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In addition, in some areas where stainless steel bolts should have been used due to the presence of caustic chemicals, chrome bolts were used instead. Some of those bolts anchored into a wall show rust and decay. Nothing can survive a leak of caustic acid except stainless steel, said Commissioner Bill Kennedy. McClamma also noted leakage of caustic chemicals in a pump room which has caused accidents requiring medical attention for two employees and noted that pumps used in a CIP room (Clean in Place) were the improper pump for that application. One pump had to be replaced by city staff while another is leaking. I have had a lot of experience with CIP systems and this one is built to fail, said Kennedy of equipment purchased from Siemens which at the time of purchase was touted as employing unique and cutting-edge technology. Ive never seen valves or seals set up like this. Magidson questioned the purchase of the equipment for the plant one year prior to construction. He wondered if that wasnt performing tasks out of order, acquiring the equipment then designing the plant around that equipment. Further, after a generator re last year, the city had to replace three intake pumps for bringing water to the plant one had already been replaced. There is now a need to replace one of those three new pumps. Is it equipment? Is it design? Is it construction? Magidson wondered. This is going to cause the city a lot of grief and money. Magidson said if the workshop was a formal meeting, he would be inclined to pass the gavel and move that commissioners hire a litigation attorney and go to the mat on this. A central problem for commissioners is an understanding of the origins of the problems. While CDM designed the plant, Marshall Brothers built it and the equipment was purchased by Siemens none has yet to step up and accept responsibility for any of the myriad problems or offered much in the way of viable solutions for the city, several commissioners noted. The warranty on the construction of the plant ran out July 31, 2010, as noted in a letter from Preble Rish Engineers, the citys engineer of record, to Marshall Brothers. As of last weeks workshop, the city had yet to hear from Marshall Brothers concerning problems outlined in a recent e-mail from city staff and city manager Jim Anderson indicated he did not expect the construction rm to be quick with answers. We need to get a handle on the scope of whats going on out there before undertaking any xes, Commissioner Lorinda Gingell said. At that point, Gingell said, all parties should be brought to Port St. Joe for a thorough vetting of the scope of the problems, remedies and who is accountable for what. Weve got to gure out who is responsible for this monumentally colossal failure, Magidson said. This is just beyond the pale. Two years into this and this plant is falling apart. City attorney Tom Gibson added, If this goes bad we are all going to be in court. MUSIC from page A1

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Local The Star| A7 Thursday, March 22, 2012 Friday, March 23, 2012 at The School Auditorium Many GREAT Auction Items and Door Prizes Silent Auction & Dinner at 5:30 pm Dinner includes: Salad, Spaghetti, Rolls, Tea & Dessert Live Auction Following at 7:00 pm Call 229-6707 for dinner/auction information $6.00 per person Spaghetti Dinner 13 th Annual Faith Christian Schools Friday, March 23, 2012 at Friday, March 23, 2012 Spaghetti Dinner Spaghetti Dinner Spaghetti Dinner & Auction N O T I C E O F G E N E R A L E L E C T I O N I, Ken Detzner, Secretary of State of the State of Florida, do hereby give notice that a GENERAL ELECTION will be held in GULF County, State of Florida, on the SIXTH day of NOVEMBER, 2012, A.D., to ll or retain the following ofces: President and Vice-President United States Senator Representative in Congress State Attorney: Judicial Circuit 14 Public Defender: Judicial Circuit 14 State Senator State Representative Supreme Court: Retention of Three Justices First District Court of Appeal: Retention of Four Judges Circuit Judge, Fourteenth Judicial Circuit: Groups 3, 6 and 11 Clerk of the Circuit Court Sheriff Property Appraiser Tax Collector Superintendent of Schools Supervisor of Elections County Court Judge: Group 1 School Board: Districts 3 and 4 County Commissioner: Districts 1, 3 and 5 Harbor Master for the Port of Port Saint Joe Tupelo Soil and Water Conservation District: Groups 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 REEL from page A1 work. More than 30 congressmen and senators from across the country are scheduled to speak, including Rep. Steve Southerland of Panama City, who has said he sees a dangerous precedent being set by federal agencies like the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, whose regulations he believes are another attempt to take away individual rights. Capt. Chuck Guilford of Charisma Charters in Mexico Beach hopes Wednesdays rally is enough to bring about the change that never happened after the previous rally in 2010. In 2010 we had a good bunch of people from all over the U.S. and Canada, Guilford said. But it wasnt enough to get anything changed. Guilford, who has been charter shing for 37 years, said he hasnt made a penny on his charter business in the last two years, and it looks like this year will be worse. I dont know how much longer (I can do it), with all the regulations and the cost of fuel to operate, he said. I love it so much that Ill try to go as far as I can, but if we dont change presidents and dont have a change in the economy, I dont see a place for my business. In previous years, Guilford said he was shing around 190 to 240 days a year. In 2011, he shed only 87 days on his boat Charisma and 58 days on his second boat. He ran an 11-hour trip on Monday on Charisma that used 140 gallons of diesel fuel, which even at a wholesale price cost more than $700. Guilford, who will turn 82 this year, said people are not willing to pay for a charter trip if they cant keep any of the sh. There are so many sh out there, said Guilford, who noted one of the main aws of the system is that it is based on poor science. Guilford has run seven scienti c trips for the National Marine Fisheries service. During one trip they caught, measured, tagged and released 179 red snapper in four hours. Emily Muelstein, Fisheries Outreach Specialist for the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, the branch of NOAA that controls the Gulf waters, said sheries are a hard subject to study because there is no way of knowing how many sh are in the ocean. Jim Kline and Jim Bush from Eufaula, Ala. met the group in Panama City to participate in the rally. Kline described the science used to regulate sheries as hogwash. Kline read about the rally on an online shing forum, and as a recreational sherman, its a cause he is more than happy to support. Decreased bag limits and shorter seasons have limited his once frequent visits to the Florida Panhandle. During snapper season, of course now its kind of abbreviated, we try to ( sh) every weekend, Kline said. Its different now in that people used to come down (to sh in the Panhandle) every weekend all year long. Now they only come down every weekend for 48 days (for snapper season)-and its xing to be only 40. To go out and spend $300 to catch two sh, its not worth it. Thats a pretty expensive sh. Kline said the law is so dif cult to comprehend, you have to be a Philadelphia lawyer to gure out what you can and cant catch-and if youre not upto-date on the most recent regulations, you can get in trouble in an instant. We just want to raise awareness of the fact that its an economic hardship on the coastal areas; its cost a lot of jobs, Kline said. I would like for at least some of the legislators to recognize how this is affecting boaters. Kline said at least his livelihood is not affected by the regulations. This is our recreation, Kline said. Some of these guys here, its killing their businesses. John Wiley, who runs Tight Line Charters in Port St. Joe with his son John Wiley, has been shing in the Gulf waters since 1963. Although Wileys business does inshore charters and is not affected as much by federal regulations as the offshore charters, he understands the economic effect stricter regulations have on the entire community. Wiley is also representing Bluewater Outriggers in Port St. Joe at the rally. Theyre really concerned with the plight of shermen as well, Wiley said. They wanted it to be known that theyre supporting this. Bluewater Outriggers supports all the shermen in Northwest Florida and welcomed the opportunity to be a part of this. Wileys goal for the rally is to simply get the message out about how stricter regulations affect coastal communities like Port St. Joe and Mexico Beach. There were times when (the regulations) were needed, Wiley said. But the statistical model theyre using now just doesnt t the bill anymore. Nobodys against science, lets just use the right science. Geoff Owens, a commercial sherman from St. Augustine boarded the bus to Washington, D.C. as it stopped in Jacksonville to pick up more riders. Owens has run the commercial boat Rollin Thunder for 20 years and has seen the shing get better, but the regulations get worse. Its not as bad over here as the Gulf has it, but theyre giving us crumbs, Owens said. For Florida not to have an open shery, its criminal. Owens said the only way he has managed to stay in the business is by aquiring many different permits and specializing in different species. I want to have a voice in my future, Owens said of his goal for the rally. I want them to make a change. Just the fact that something like this could happen in America-its criminal. Stan Jarusinski and his wife Barbara from Port St. Lucie, also joined the group in Jacksonville. Jarusinski, a charter captain and a member of the Southern King sh Organization, has been actively involved in ghting regulations for years. Im here because I dont want to see us lose our shing culture, Jarusinski said. I want to see kids continue to sh because I enjoy shing. When the couple lived in the small town of Swansboro, North Carolina they saw two sh houses shut down due to stricter government regulations and charter boats sit at the docks without any days at sea. I want to see shing continue and to help these people who have lost their livelihood, said Jarusinski, who is also meeting with Rep. Allen West before the rally. Jarusinski was active in getting his North Carolina Congressman Walter Jones involved in the issue and also convinced Jones to attend and speak at the rally. To go there and see our congressman, its kind of a treat, Jarusinski said. I feel that I owe this to the general shing public. PHOTOS BY VALERIE GARMAN | The Star Chuck Guilford of Mexico Beach was hoping for a larger turnout this year than in 2010. Picking up shermen in Jacksonville, FL on the trek to Washington. John Lee is among those rallying to bring change to federal shing laws.

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By STAN KIRKLAND Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Every day of the year, literally hundreds of anglers, hunters and others who enjoy the outdoors head out for a day of recreation and away from suburbia to some of the states most remote places. However, on occasion things go wrong and they need help. Thats when Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission law enforcement of cers usually get a call for help. That was the case last week when ofcers rescued three people in back-to-back incidents on the lower Apalachicola River area. In the rst incident on March 8, an Apalachicola woman called at about 8 p.m. and reported that her 65-year-old husband was overdue from a day-long shing trip. FWC Lt. Charlie Wood said they quickly found the husbands truck and boat trailer at Abercrombie Boat Ramp on the Jackson River, off Bluff Road in Apalachicola. The wife told of cers where she thought her husband had gone shing. After requesting other of cers to assist in the search, Wood and another of cer launched from the same ramp on the Jackson River. Twenty minutes later they found the husband one mile upriver, with motor troubles. He could put the motor in gear and go a few feet, but then he had to take it out of gear, and repeat the process. It was taking him a long time to get back to the landing, Wood said. The of cers towed him back to the landing and a grateful reunion with his wife. Two days later on March 10, a Liberty County father called around 10:30 p.m. and reported that his daughter and son-in-law were overdue from their shing trip on the Apalachicola River. The young couple reportedly had launched on Owl Creek, south of Sumatra. Within an hour of cers, assisted by the Franklin County Sheriffs Ofce, were searching Owl Creek and the Apalachicola. The search continued through the night. Of cers found the uninjured pair around 8:30 the next morning. They were OK but were cold, Wood said. After running out of gas, the couple spent the night huddled on the bow of an unoccupied house boat. The husband summed things up pretty succinctly when he told Wood, We didnt have a peaceful night. I dont think my wife is happy with me right now. They, too, got a tow back to the landing. Wood said in both incidents the search was made easier by someone knowing which boat landings the boaters were using, where they were headed and when they were expected to return. That gives us a place to start and saves time, Wood said. That helps us more than you can believe. Freshwater Inshore St. Joe Bay is coming back to life. Good ounder reports have been coming from Blacks Island and around the bomb holes. Surf shing is still producing nice whiting and all you want to catch. Spanish Mackerel are at the Eagle Harbor area and out in the open water and along the Gulf side of cape San Blas also. Use mackerel trees or Got-cha plugs trolled behind spoons to improve your chances. Still no cobia in Gulf County has been weighed in, but this week we should see one! Spring time conditions have the sh biting! Lake Wimico has been on re with bass and bream catches this week. Most anglers are using worms and spinner baits. Bream are biting on worms and crickets and they are everywhere. Depot Creek has been reporting some crappie bites and smaller cat sh as well. SPONSORED BY Thursday, March 22, 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 8 O UTDOORS www.starfl.com Section Section A Special to The Star The most popular event held on St. Vincent Island is happening this month. This year, the annual Open House on St. Vincent Island will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET Friday, March 30 (rain date April 20). This is a chance to experience the beauty of St. Vincent Island and learn more about what goes on at this wildlife refuge and other nearby natural areas. Free transportation to the island will be provided from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. The refuge barge will pick up visitors at the USFWS barge dock which is located a short distance northeast of the Indian Pass boat ramp. The barge also will provide free transportation back to the mainland at Indian Pass until 3 p.m. There will be a limit of 250 visitors on the island for this event. There will be guided walks and educational tours of the island plus several guided wagon tours. Visitors can sign up for the wagon tour and other guided events when they reach the island or they can explore the island on their own. Visitors signing up for tours can only sign up for themselves. Some of the guided activities include birding walks, beach walks, photography safaris, and hiking tours. In the outdoor amphitheater, created by placing folding chairs under one of the islands huge live oaks, there will be a presentation by the St. Marks NWR staff called Whooping Cranes and More Talk. The Supporters of St. Vincent Island will be providing hot dogs and drinks in a booth right beside an all-day live musical performance by John Miick and Cletus Heaps. There will be other informational booths set up by the Riverkeepers, St. Marks Refuge, Panama City Fish and Wildlife, Riverkeepers and the St. Vincent Supporters. Come prepared to enjoy the day on St. Vincent Island; wear walking shoes and a smile. Volunteers will be at the Indian Pass boat ramp to guide you to the barge that will take you to the island. Here is the schedule of events for the Open House: 9 a.m., music by John Miick & Cletus Heaps; 9:30 a.m. Wagon Tour, Landy Luther and Paulette Moss; Coastal Photo Walk with Debbie Hooper; 9:45 a.m., Hiking Tour with Denise Williams, Beach Walk with Brad Smith; 10:15 a.m., Birds of St. Vincent Walk with Erik Lovestrand, Beach Walk with Trish Petrie; 10:30 a.m., music with John Miick & Cletus Heaps; 11 a.m., Photographic Safari with Sue Bull, Wagon Tour with John Izetta and Debbie Hooper; 11:45 a.m. Hiking Tour with Denise Williams; noon, Music with John Miick & Cletus Heaps, Whooping Cranes and More talk by staff from St. Marks, Beach Walk with Trish Petrie; 12:15 p.m., Wagon Tour with Dave F. and Gloria Austin; 1 p.m., Photographic Safari with Sue Bull; 1:15 p.m., Hiking Tour with Denise Williams; Birds of St. Vincent Walk with Erik Lovestrand; 1:30 p.m. Wagon Tour with Landy Luther and Gloria Austin; Whooping Cranes and More talk with staff from St. Marks, Beach Walk with Brad Smith. The monthly spring tours on the island have been lling up quickly. All tours are on the second Wednesday of each month. The next island tour takes place on April 11 followed by the last spring tour on May 9. There will be no tours during the summer bugs and heat make the experience less than pleasant. The tour is free, but participants must make a reservation at www. stvincentfriends.com. Click on Island Tour Sign Up. There is a small charge for boat transportation to and from the island. Remember the island is primitive; bring every thing you need, including drinking water, and leave only your footprints behind. This monthly column is provided by the Supporters of St. Vincent Island National Wildlife Refuge. For more information and volunteer opportunities, visit www.stvincentfriends. com. Ladies who always have wanted to learn how to sh and had no teacher will be glad to know the FWC will be having a workshop March 31 at St. Andrews State Park to teach you all the ins and outs. The free Womens Fishing Clinic will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Gulf pier. Participants will receive free admission into the park unless they bring others with them in their vehicle. Advanced registration is required since the classes are capped at 25 participants. You can pre-register with Jennifer Saranzak at 352-543-9219, ext. 216, or Jennifer.Saranzak@ MyFWC.com. Participants must be at least 16 years of age. All equipment is provided, but you can bring your own if you prefer. Lunch and drinks are not provided, so you will have to bring that along with sunscreen, etc. Participants will learn skills such as casting, sh handling and much more with a catch-and-release event at the end. The participant will need to have a shing license to take part in that portion of the clinic. If you are only tagging along, there is plenty to do at the park. At the pier where the clinic is taking place, there is swimming and roaming the beach. If you like to sh, the pier offers pompano and whiting shing along with the jetties. If you enjoy watching nature, there are plenty of deer to be seen along the roads. Just get out and follow the paved roads. They all come back to the place you started. Come and enjoy one of Floridas best state parks if not the best. Hooked on Outdoors Outdoor Life Scott Lindsey captainlindsey@ knology.net Overdue boaters found in pair of searches St. Vincent hosts open house BIRDS-EYE VIEW FROM ST. VINCENT ISLAND

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Thursday, March 22, 2012 18 Hole w/cart 32.50 + tax Military w/cart 28.50 + tax Senior w/cart 25.00 + tax (50+ yrs) Twilight after 1:00 pm 25.00 + tax Memberships Driving Range Golf Lessons 19th Hole for food & spirits 5304 Majette Tower Road Panama City, Florida 23404 850-872-1667 www.Baydunes.com Bring in this ad for a F R EE bucket of range balls! Customer requested ad upside down. PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA SP O RTS www.starfl.com A Page 9 Section Lady Sharks win Spring Break round robin Star Staff Report The Port St. Joe High School softball team won its Spring Break round robin during the weekend, beating Bay High 6-2 and Sneads 2-1 in nine innings. The Lady Sharks are 9-3 overall. In the opening game of the weekend action, Port St. Joe faced Bay. Starting pitcher MaKayla Ramsey hurled a complete game, allowing nine hits and two earned runs while walking one and striking out four. Katie Lacour was 3 for 3 with a triple and scored three runs to pace the offense. Haley Wood had a hit, scored a run and drove in a run. Ramsey had a hit and an RBI and Shannon Pridgeon and Christian Laine each added a hit. Brittany King drove in a run. Bay High defeated Sneads in the middle game of the afternoon 5-4 on a suicide squeeze bunt in the seventh inning. Sneads and Port St. Joe took a game knotted at 1-all into the bottom of the ninth inning. With one out, Laine bunted for a single. A passed ball moved her to second and right fielder Lexie McGhee moved Laine to third on a fielders choice. With Lacour at the plate, the Sneads pitcher uncorked a wild pitch allowing Laine to score the winning run. Ramsey (7-2) was on the mound all nine innings for Port St. Joe, allowing four hits and one earned run while striking out six and walking four. Katie Gardner had a two-out RBI double in the fifth inning, scoring Lacour, who had two hits and scored a run. Wood, Pridgeon and Laine each had a hit. The Lady Sharks were at Liberty County on Tuesday, are at South Walton tonight and travel to Franklin County on Friday. SPECIAL TO THE STAR Katie Gardner, hitting here against Bay High, had a run-scoring double in a win over Sneads this past weekend. Volleyball camp at PSJHS Star Staff Report The Port St Joe High School Lady Tiger Sharks will host a volleyball camp for younger girls. The camp is designed to allow players to learn the fundamentals of bump passing, overhead passing, and serving. Campers will learn from the Port St. Joe High School coaching staff and players how playing and competing the right way is always fun. The camp is designed for girls going into the fourth grade through eighth grade in the fall of 2012. The camp will be from 9 a.m. to noon EDT Monday through Thursday, June 47. The hours will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, June 8. The camp will be at the PSJ High School gymnasium. There will be stations for the young players to rotate through and nish the day on Friday with an afternoon tournament. Snacks and drinks will be provided Monday through Thursday, and on Friday there will be a pizza lunch. After lunch, as many games as can be played before 3 p.m. will occur. Participants should bring their own kneepads; water, snacks, volleyballs, etc. will be provided The camp fee is $35 and the deadline for registration is May 15. There is a minimum of 12 girls needed for the camp to work. Register early so T-shirts can be ordered for the girls. Registration forms are available in the high school front of ce or online at http://psjhs-gcs.schoolloop.com/ and check the news section of the main page. For more information, call W. Taylor at 229-8251 or email at wtaylor@gulf.k12. .us Email will be responded to quicker. SPECIAL TO THE STAR Top row, left to right: Jasmin Thomas, Gene Quinn, Trey Sanders, Wesley Wilmot and Jarrett Browning Bottom row, left to right: Kendre Gant, Devin Crews, Jaden Grantland, Cameron Harmon and Drew Jones. Port St. Joe boys win AAU basketball tournament Star Staff Report The fth-grade boys from Port St. Joe traveled to Pensacola to play in the 3rd Annual Pensacola Blue Chips AAU Basketball Tournament. The format of the tournament was three pool-play games, which determined seeding for a singleelimination tournament nale. Port St. Joe opened with a 25-13 win over Gulf Shores Riptide. Port St. Joe jumped up early and led 15-2 at halftime en route to the victory. Wesley Wilmot led Port St. Joe with 12 points. Jasmin Thomas added eight, Gene Quinn and Trey Sanders two points apiece and Devin Crews one point. Next up for PSJ was the Crestview Force. The Force scored the games rst seven points and led by 10 points at halftime. Port St. Joe closed to within six but the Force put the game away 36-24. Thomas led the way for Port St. Joe with 10 points. Wilmot added nine, Sanders three and Cameron Harmon two. In the nal game of pool play, PSJ cruised to a 23-14 win over the Pensacola Heat. Thomas had 15 points for Port St. Joe, Sanders four, Quinn and Crews two points apiece. In the rst elimination game, Port St. Joe again played the Heat. Port St. Joe went up 20-6 at halftime and won 31-19, putting PSJ in the nal and a rematch with Crestview. Wilmot had 13 points to lead Port St. Joe. Thomas added 10, Sanders three, Quinn and Jarrett Browning each had two points and Harmon had one. In the championship game, PSJopened on a 7-0 run behind a 3-pointer from Harmon and a pair of steals leading to layups for Thomas. By halftime, Crestview had climbed to within 19-10 and it was the same margin, 24-15, after three quarters. Crestview took a lead for the rst time at 28-26 with 13 seconds remaining in the game. Wilmot hit a 3-pointer from the top of the key to give PSJ the lead and a technical foul on the Crestview coach allowed Wilmot to sink one of two free throws to ice the win and championship. Thomas nished with 15 points, Wilmot 10, Harmon three and Quinn two. The team would like to give special thanks to Coach Raye Bailey Jr. and also to some grandparents that made this trip happen: Tony and Rachel Crews, Bubba and Barbara Harmon and Howard and Charlotte Browning. 5th-grade All Stars Gators go 2 for 3 The Port St. Joe 12-and-under team of Drew Jones, Jasmine Thomas, Trey sanders, Tese Wyattt, Tyreke Sims, Tyson Davis, Cully Kerrigan (not pictured) and Aaron Paul recently won the Northwest Florida Youth Basketball Tournament, hosted by Port St. Joe Junior/Senior High School. The tournament featured teams from across Northwest Florida, from Navarre to Franklin County. The team was coached by Javion Langston and Trubias Hill. YOUTH TOURNAMENT Star Staff Report The Wewahitchka High School baseball team won two of its last three games surrounding Spring Break. The Gators beat Graceville 3-2, lost to Vernon 11-5 and beat Cottondale 11-1. On March 7, against Graceville, Chris Myrick pitched a complete-game eight-hitter for his second win of the season, striking out six and walking two while allowing two earned runs. Myrick also had a double and scored a run. Justin Flowers paced the Gator offense with a pair of hits, driving in two and scoring a run. In the loss to Vernon two days later, the Gators were led by Cory Walding, who was 1 for 3 and scored twice and Jay Shiver, who went 1 for 2 with a run-scored. On March 12 against Cottondale, Flowers was 3 for 3 with a double, three runs-scored and two RBIs and Hunter McDaniel drove in three runs with a double and single in two plate appearances. Heath Bailey was 2 for 4 with a double, three RBIs and a runscored. Myrick pitched four innings, allowing four hits and striking out three. The game was called after four innings because of the mercy rule. Wewahitchka was at Franklin County on Monday. Lady Gator offense clicking Star Staff Report As the high school softball season picks up, so do the bats of the Wewahitchka High School Lady Gators. After winning two of three over the past 10 days, the Lady Gators are 7-4 overall and 5-2 in District 1-1A. The Lady Gators downed Blountstown 8-5 on March 9, fell in a 19-14 shootout in their only game during the break, See CLICKING A10

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Sports A10 | The Star Thursday, March 22, 2012 Dalys Dock & Dive Center 317 Monument Ave Port St. Joe, FL 32456 www.DALYSDOCK.com Dalys Dock & Port St. Joe, FL 32456 www.DALYSDOCK.com 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 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 All-Star Classic East girls team set By BRAD MILNER 747-5065 | @PCNHBradMilner bmilner@pcnh.com Its been said that variety is the spice of life. And its variety that may bring a victory to the Freedom All-Star Classic East girls team. The 12-player basketball roster comprising senior athletes in The News Heralds coverage area has been selected and its balanced. The East girls have struggled in the series against the West, which is chosen by the sports department at the Northwest Florida Daily News, losing six of the previous seven games. One key ingredient in the Easts lone win in 2007 was post play. Gracevilles Erika Johnson paced the East to a 90-76 win and earned MVP honors. One of the coaches on that team, Mosleys Steve Can eld, returns this year for his third appearance in the series. This years game starts at 11 a.m. April 7 and will be contested at the Billy Harrison Field House on the campus of Gulf Coast State College. Post play could gure to be another key ingredient this year. The East team features three players who can stake a claim to the paint in Ponce de Leons Jazz Flock, Gracevilles Wynterra Pittman and Arnolds Grace Tennyson. Flock averaged a double-double in scoring and rebounding during the Pirates Class 1A semi nal and nal games in leading her team to a 28-2 record and state championship. Pittman almost averaged a double-double in the same categories for the season and Tennyson averaged 7.9 rebounds a game while adding 31 blocked shots for the Marlins. They combine with Mosleys Deanna Can eld and Malones Olivia Daniels as players who can play forward and provide a presence around the rim. The remaining seven spots on the roster are occupied by guards with varied size and speed. Bays Tia Webb stands 5-foot-9 and played point guard for the Tornadoes, albeit doing so out of her natural shooting guard spot because of roster necessity. Bethlehems Kaylin Grif n played taller than her 5-7 stature with eight rebounds a game for the Wildcats and both she and Webb averaged more than 10 ppg. Gracevilles Tiara Sorey also stands 5-7 and provides size at point guard. They join smaller guards in Mosleys Tasha Trzaska, Rutherfords Lakia Snowden, Ponce de Leons Kate Carroll and Sneads Latilya Baker. Each proved they can provide scoring punch and 3point prowess. THE 2012 FREEDOM ALL-STAR CLASSIC EAST GIRLS ROSTER G Latilya Baker, Sneads F Deanna Can eld, Mosley G Kate Carroll, Ponce de Leon G/F Olivia Daniels, Malone F/C Jazz Flock, Ponce de Leon G Kaylin Grif n, Bethlehem F/C Wynterra Pittman, Graceville C Grace Tennyson, Arnold G Tasha Trzaska, Mosley G Lakia Snowden, Rutherford G Tiara Sorey, Graceville G Tia Webb, Bay Coach: Steve Can eld, Mosley CLICKING from page A9 March 12 against Graceville, and downed Altha 14-4 on Monday. Ashleigh Price pitched seven innings, striking out six and walking two in beating Blountstown. Tara Walding was 3 for 4 with a triple and one RBI and Cheyenne Luckie was 2 for 3 with a double and an RBI for Wewahitchka. Jessica Smith was 2 for 3 and reached on a walk and Tori Lanter had a pair of singles in four trips to the plate. Price started on the mound against Graceville and went ve innings, Smith coming on in relief for the nal two innings. Combined Price and Smith walked 10 and struck out four. Smith was 4 for 5 with a triple, double and two RBIs and Walding was 5 for 5 with a triple, double and three RBIs to pace the Lady Gators. Jaden Rouse had four singles in ve trips to the plate and Lanter was 3 for 5 with an RBI. Alyssa Bass had two singles and drove in three. Ashley Price started on the mound against Altha and worked three innings striking out four. Smith relieved and pitched the nal two innings of the game, called after ve innings based on the mercy rule, striking out two and walking two. Smith was 3 for 3 with a home run, triple and double for the Lady Gators. Lanter was 2 for 3 with a walk and drove in one run and Walding had a two-run triple. The Lady Gators host Vernon at 6 p.m. CT on Friday.

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Star Staff Report Spring is in the air along the Forgotten Coast. The Salt Air Farmers Market begins its fourth year on Saturday, April 7, providing Port St. Joe and surrounding areas fresh produce, home-baked breads, jams, fresh seafood, our local Tupelo Honey and a variety of knickknacks from local artists and craftsmen. Supported by the Small Farms Program at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, headed by Dr. Jennifer Taylor, the Salt Air Farmers Market is a true grassroots, community effort. As a result of Taylors guidance, the Salt Air Market draws both local and regional farmers. The Salt Air farmers are from North Florida and South Georgia and bring in seasonal fruits and vegetables. A longtime participating member of the market, Dorothy and Willard Barnhart of Barnhart Farms were recently named the 2011 Jefferson County Outstanding Farm Family of the Year. The Barnhart family owns about 162 acres in various parts of Jefferson County and harvests about 50 chemical free acres at a time. Planting from seeds, the family rotates crops according to need. Some of the crops that the Barnharts raise include: broccoli, collard greens, turnips, tomatoes, carrots, zucchini, squash, various peppers, spinach, Red Russian kale and two types of okra. B&H Farms of Pelham grows organic tomatoes, eggplant, cucumbers, peppers, squash, greens, lettuce and herbs. B&H also offers home bake pies and quiche. At the market, our own Indian Pass Nursery specializes in native and hard-tond heirloom tomatoes. The Salt Air Farmers Market offers a venue for local artists to show off handcrafted soaps, unique tie dye garments, hand painted glassware, jewelry, shell art and more. Fresh coffee is donated by No Name Caf Books and More and is sold along with Lorindas delicious homemade breads jams and chow-chow. As a result of the market, City Commons Park downtown Port St. Joe where the market is held, was redesigned and upgraded through city and county funding, community effort, grants and the team at our local Redevelopment Agency. It is now a beautiful and welcoming park, complete with a monument to the paper mill workers of Port St Joe. The Salt Air Famers Market has built a pavilion that has become the focal point of City Commons Park. To encourage community involvement, the market offers free tables at every market for the use of local non-pro t organizations, PTAs, Softball Teams, Churches, Scouts, etc. are invited to join us at each market. This year the Salt Air Farmers Market has partnered with From the Heart of Sopchoppy recording studio will be offering live entertainment by Mimi Hearn at the opening market on April 7. Some portions of the market will be lmed for an episode of From the Heart Music Hour to be broadcast on WFSU at a later date. The Salt Air Farmers Market is held on the rst and third Saturday of every month April though November at the corner of Reid Avenue and State Highway 71 in Port St. Joe from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT. You can also visit the website at www. saltairmarket.com or follow the Salt Air Farmers Market on Facebook. Thursday, March 22, 2012 COMMUNITY www.starfl.com B Page 1 Section SPECIAL TO THE STAR The Salt Air Farmers Market reopens next month. Salt Air Farmers Market returns April 7 Safety on 2 wheels Members of the Port St. Joe R. A. Driesbach Sr. Lodge No. 77 of the Knights of Pythias sponsored a Bike Rodeo and Bicycle Safety Check last week at the Washington Recreation Center for elementary and middle school age children. The goal of the rodeo was to provide an opportunity for the participants to learn, practice, and demonstrate their bicycle handling skills in a fun, noncompetitive atmosphere. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, each year, more than 500,000 people in the U.S. are treated in emergency departments, and more than 700 people die as a result of bicycle-related injuries. Children are at particularly high risk for bicycle-related injuries. In 2010, children 15 years and younger accounted for 59 percent of all bicyclerelated injuries seen in U.S. emergency departments. The Rodeo began with Gulf County Sheriff of cers Chris Buchanan and Larry Dickey conducting short lectures and showing videos on Safety Rules of the Road and Proper Use of Bike Helmets. Inspection stations were set up to make safety checks of tires, air pressure, brakes, cranks, chains and frames. Repairs of bicycles were made by Sir Knights Horace Barr, Bonnie Bell, Eugene Jones, Kenneth Monette, Chancellor Commander Clarence Monette and GCSO deputy Jay Smith. Each child was given an opportunity to navigate a skills course with their bicycle. The skills course consisted of teaching and testing each childs ability to turn corners, ride in a circle, stop quickly; obey stop signs, obey yield signs, use hand signals, be respectful of other bikers and listen to safety pointers from spotters around the skills course. Each participant received a bike helmet and refreshments. Everyone had a great time. Star Staff Report The Fraternal Order of Knights of Pythias and its members are dedicated to the cause of universal peace. Pythians are eager to enhance the communities in which they live and respect and honor the law of the land in which they live. Pythians seek to expand their circle of influence by association with people of like interests and energy. For more information about the Knights of Pythias programs, visit the website at www.knightsofpythiasfl.com. Climbing toward success By VALERIE GARMAN 229-7843 | @valeriegarman vgarman@star .com Carlos Likely has learned a successful interview relies mostly on body language. Hes learned how to address his strengths and weaknesses, that eye contact and clear language are key interview skills and that in order to become a better speaker, you need to step outside of your comfort zone. Upon moving back to Port St. Joe to a 7-month-old daughter after an unsuccessful stab at college, the 22-year-old Likely admitted he needed some structure to point him in the right direction. Likely was one of 10 students to participate in The Ladder program, a veweek pilot program through the Gulf Coast Workforce Board, funded with assistance from the Jessie Ball duPont Foundation. The Ladder targets unemployed young adults between the ages of 18 and 24 for services intended to prepare them for the workforce and increase their likelihood of retention and advancement once employed. One of the major components of the program is improving communications skills through Dale Carnegie training, a course designed to take the students out of their comfort zones and teach them how to express themselves. Before beginning The Ladder program, Likely said he was closed off and lacking the communication skills needed for long-term employment. At the beginning of the program, I was on the shy side but they had us doing silly things to get us loose and comfortable, Likely said. My problem, I was too closed off. My main focus was to be more open. He is now con dent that the job search he will begin next week will be a successful one. Most of (the students) are shy, said Assane Beye, the program instructor. If they know something, they cant express themselves. Its about being able to put their thoughts into words. Beye said Likely is one of the programs success stories and describes Likelys transformation as unbelievable. 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Star Staff Report Volunteers are needed. Volunteers are needed at the lighthouse on occasion and one important event coming up is the Lighthouse Challenge in April. The Challenge is every two years. Also, each year from October to March, there are full moon climbs, and one person in the tower isnt enough. It would be so much easier if staff could put two volunteers in the tower, one at the bottom and one at the top. Snowbirds or winter visitors to the cape, this would be a cool job that only requires three to four hours each month during the winter. Call and help out. Volunteering at the lighthouse is also great for couples. High school students, your help is also needed and this might be an easy and fun way to earn extra credits for graduation, so please give a call. For more information and to volunteer, call Beverly Douds at 229-1151 or 229-1094. 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 OF THE WEEK PET St. Joseph Bay Humane Society MEDICARE PLANS EX CELLEN T COV ERA G E A N YO NE C AN AFFO RD TOP QUALITY COMPANY TUCKER LIFE-HEALTH INSURANCE, INC. RATED A+ BY BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU Ross E. T ucker, Agent since 1981 Chartered Life Underwriter Registered Health Underwriter 850-926-2200 or 800-226-7005 www.tuckerlifehealth.com Society B2 | The Star Thursday, March 22, 2012 Time to plant cucumbers By Roy Lee Carter County Extension director Its cucumber planting time. Some gardeners already might have cukes in the ground. They can be planted from February through April in the Northern portions of our state. Just dont wait too long, because cucumbers do not grow well during the hot humid months of summer. The cucumber is a widely cultivated plant in the gourd family cucurbitaceae, which includes squash, and in the same genus as the muskmelon. The plant is a creeping vine which bears cylindrical edible fruit when ripe. There are three main varieties of cucumber: pickling, slicing and burpless. Within these varieties, several different cultivars have emerged. The cucumber is originally from India but is now grown on most continents. Cucumbers are a popular crop with Florida gardeners, because theyre easy to grow in all areas of our state. My information was provided by Extension Small Farm Specialist Dr. Steve Olson, of the University of Floridas Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. Cucumbers grow best on slightly acid soils. If the pH of your garden plot is below 5.5, you should add lime three to 5 pounds of dolomite per 100 square feet of row, applied one to three months before planting. If your soil pH is above 6.6 you probably should add some minor plant foods, such as iron and manganese. These can be applied when you fertilize. When preparing the garden for cucumbers, broadcast one quart of a general purpose fertilizer, such as an 8-8-8, along every 25 feet of row. Mix the fertilizer into the soil to a depth of three or four inches. Next, shape up the bed. Then, open shallow furrows about three inches from both sides of the line where seeds are to be planted. Distribute one-half quart of fertilizer in each 25 feet of furrow. Cover the fertilizer with soil, and water the prepared bed before sowing the seeds. Every two or three weeks, after the plants start growing, add a little fertilizer about one cup 25 feet of row and water it in. Cucumbers are started by planting seeds directly in the garden. Sow seeds two or three times thicker than the spacing suggested on the seed packet. When the rst true leaves appear, thin the plants to the proper spacing. Keep the soil well moistened by watering thoroughly once or twice a week. Although cucumbers are easy to grow, some care is needed. An area at least one foot in diameter around each plant should be kept weed free. Watch for aphids, leaf miners, beetles, and fruit worms. If insects attack, spray or dust the plant with Bifenthrin, Malathion or Sevin. Damage from-damping-off fungi are a common problem with young seedlings. This danger can be minimized by planting treated seeds. Mildews and leaf spots which may injure growing leaves can be controlled by weekly applications of a fungicide, such as Maneb, Ridomil or Chlorothalonil can be used. Mulching around the plants will prevent some fruit rots. Since there are both male and female owers on each cucumber vine, bees are needed for pollination. Male owers will not form fruit. So dont be alarmed when you see them dropping from the vines. Cucumbers should be picked when they are tender, crisp and green. Removing ripe fruit from the vines encourages new fruit growth. Small slicing cucumbers may be used for pickling. But, pickling types make poor slicers. For more information on Cucumber Production, call the Gulf County Extension Service at 639-3200, 229-2909 or visit the website at http://gulf.ifas.u .edu. Maryanne Earley, Jarrett Bradley Nelson-McVay to wed Mr. and Mrs. B. Phillip Earley and Mr. Jimmy Nelson and Mrs. Kristi Fontaine request the honor of your presence at the marriage of their children, Maryanne Earley and Jarrett Nelson-McVay at 4:30 p.m. EDT Saturday, March 24 at First Baptist Church at 102 3rd St. in Port St. Joe. A reception will be held immediately following at Oak Grove Church, 613 Madison St. WEDDINGS Upcoming Relay For Life efforts at the VFW Star Staff Report On Friday, March 23 the VFW Relay For Life Team will be serving Walking Tacos at the VFW for their TGIF. They will be asking for a donation of $4 each. They will start serving at 6 p.m. EDT. All proceeds will go to the Relay For Life being held at Port St. Joe High School Shark Stadium on April 27. On Saturday, March 24 the VFW Relay For Life team members will be having a yard sale and again all proceeds will go to the Relay For Life. It will be from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT behind the VFW Post Home in Highland View. Come by and support the cause. On Friday, April 6 the VFW Relay For Life Team will be serving Reuben sandwiches at the VFW for their TGIF. They will be asking a donation of $5 for a plate which will include potato salad, carrot salad, the sandwich and dessert. They will be serving at 6 p.m. EDT and all proceeds will be going to their Relay For Life. American Legion Post 116 sh fry Star Staff Report American Legion Post 116 will hold a bene t sh fry from 11:30 a.m. EDT on Good Friday, April 6, until the sh is gone, at Veterans Memorial Park in Beacon Hill. Plates will include sh, cole slaw, baked beans and hush puppies. Soft drinks and water will also be available. Cost is a $6 donation with all proceeds used for community projects. Help needed at Cape San Blas Lighthouse ROY LEE CARTER County extension director

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Special to The Star Florida High School/ High Tech students and sponsors recently met with their Business Advisory Council to discuss group activities and to gain business sponsors for upcoming Career Shadowing Day and summer internships. Cathy Cox, activities director, and Pat Hardman, director, gave the presentation. The group welcomed Juanise Grif n, who will become the activities director in March. Florida High School/ High Tech is a career mentoring program for Port St. Joe High School students with disabilities. The goal is to provide students an opportunity to explore career options for after high school, to engage in mentoring in elds in which they have an interest, to learn employability skills and to participate in paid internships to have true employment experience with businesses who mentor and teach them the rules of the game and how to be an employee who is an asset. Florida High School/ High Tech of Gulf County has grown to 26 PSJHS students and is in its fourth year. It is one of 27 Florida HS/HT Programs in Florida. Three student members attended the luncheon to receive their awards for already having met the number of points required to allow them to participate in paid internships this summer. Mary Branch, Carl Sheline and Cameron Pryor also received gift certi cates. These three have already Keith L. Jones, CPA, of Port St. Joe Begins Sixth Year as Board of Governors Member for the Florida Institute of Certied Public Accountants Keith L. Jones, CPA, of Port St. Joe will begin his sixth consecutive year as a member of the Florida Institute of CPAs Board of Governors and will also serve his fellow CPAs as the Region I Representative for the year July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013. This prestigious honor was bestowed upon Keith by his colleagues in the Tallahassee, Miracle Strip (Bay, Gulf, Calhoun, Jackson, Washington, and Holmes Counties) Emerald Coast (Destin/ Ft. Walton), West Florida (Greater Pensacola Area) Chapters of the FICPA. As Regional Representative, Keith will continue to be responsible for coordination of the regions affairs, assisting members from Pensacola to Tallahassee in attaining their goals and encouraging members to become more active. He earned his certication as a CPA in 1995, joined the FICPA in 1996, and has served on more than two dozen committees for the FICPA over the last sixteen years. Duke was born and raised in Port St Joe and is married to Emily Jones and has two step-children, Abby and Hinson. He has continuously maintained a successful practice in public accounting since 2005 in his hometown where he represents clients from all areas of the panhandle. 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Star Staff Report The Gulf District after-school program participated in a spring planting project with the Gulf County Extension Service. Students studied planting, soil testing and fertilizing. All students learned the proper way to treat and care for a cabbage plant. Soil samples were tested with a scienti c experiment to determine the soil make-up and the role water and fertilizer plays in the growth process. Teachers were Sharron Hoffman, Adrian West, Shelly Oliver, Elizabeth Davis, Paulette Best, Reina Nixon and Julie Hodges. Also, thank you to Roy Lee Carter and Melody Taylor for their devotion of time and supplies to our students at the Port St. Joe Elementary School After-School Program. Together we make learning happen. LEARNING ABOUT PLANTING Special to The Star Gulf Coast State College was awarded a $500,000 grant from the State of Florida to provide training to biology teachers in 13 Northwest Florida counties, including Gulf County. The primary goal of the Northwest Florida Teacher Preparation Partnership Grant is to increase both content knowledge for high school biology teachers and their students. Other goals are to provide high quality professional development that addresses Floridas Next Generation Sunshine State Standards as well as research-based best practices of teaching the content. The rst of ve Saturday workshops recently was held with 27 area teachers in Chipley. We are enthusiastic about this award to assist teachers achieving excellence in the classroom, especially in the sciences, said Jim Kerley, GCSC president. We strive to have a great partnership with our K-12 educational family and are so pleased with the efforts of our faculty and staff to bring additional resources to our institution. Faculty from GCSCs Educator Preparation Institute will serve as the teaching experts and Natural Sciences faculty will serve as content experts in biology. The Panhandle Area Educational Consortium also serves as a partner in this endeavor to reach historically underserved and under-represented populations and make a positive impact on student achievement. GCSC grant to assist teachers increase high school achievement WES hosts childrens author Star Staff Report On Thursday, March 29, Wewahitchka Elementary School and media specialist Mrs. Kim Ludlam welcome childrens author R. Friend. Friend is an author, storyteller, songwriter, entertainer, musician and comedian. Her day at WES will begin with a presentation on stage for students in kindergarten through fourth grade. This will be a character-based assembly program with professional storytelling, music, sign language, puppets and audience participation. Friend will present a writing workshop for thirdgraders and the day will conclude with Family Book Fair Night in the school Media Center. Family Nights are a great opportunity to bring old and young together as parents and grandparents carve out time in their busy schedules to be with their loved ones. Join us for Book Fair Family Night from 5 to 7 p.m. CDT Thursday, March 29 in the WES Media Center. Come meet R. Friend and enjoy, visit and shop for a wonderful book or two. The Book Fair has books for all ages. High School/High Tech luncheon for Business Advisory Council Strange makes Deans List Special to The Star Heather B. Strange of Wewahitchka, a junior, was named to the Deans List of Mercer Universitys Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics for the fall 2011 semester. Inclusion on this list requires students to meet rigorous grade-point-average standards for the Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics. Founded in 1833, Mercer University is a dynamic and comprehensive center of undergraduate, graduate and professional education. The university enrolls more than 8,300 students in 11 schools and colleges on campuses in Macon, Atlanta and Savannah and at four regional academic centers across the state. Mercer is af liated with four teaching hospitals Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah, the Medical Center of Central Georgia in Macon, and The Medical Center and St. Francis Hospital in Columbus and has educational partnerships with Warner Robins Air Logistics Center in Warner Robins and Piedmont Healthcare in Atlanta. The University operates an academic press and a performing arts center in Macon and an engineering research center in Warner Robins. Mercer is the only private university in Georgia to eld an NCAA Division I athletic program. The Lions Tale earned refurbished laptop computers through the program. Throughout the year, students gather points through community service, meeting attendance and participation to earn laptops and to be eligible for the summer paid internships. One of their community service programs this year was to restock the food pantry at People Helping People in January and they collected more than 500 pounds of food and $1,200. Several of the business leaders who have participated in the mentoring and internship programs for Florida HS/HT students in the past spoke on how much their own employees and they had gained from being involved with the students in the program, as well as how the students were given true work experiences during the summer internships. Representatives in attendance included Fairpoint Communications, Susan Machemer and Pat Jones; Gulf County, Commissioner Warren Yeager; The Bridge at St Joseph Bay, Terri Nelson; Gulf 2 Bay Development & Construction, Pat Hardman; Christian Community Development Fund, Diana Burkett; Gulf County Workforce Board, Tamlyn Smith; Gulf County Schools, Andria Dixon, Pam Lister, Jeremy Knapp, and Deborah Crosby. Florida High School/High Tech needs more businesses in Gulf County to work with the students on Career Shadowing Day in April and during the paid internships this summer. Call our new activities director, Juanise Grif n, at 229-6140 if you or your business is willing to work with these young people. The success of the program has increased the number of students who have earned the right to participate.

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Sunday: Worship at Sunset Park 8 am Saturday: Coffee Time 8 11 am Monday: Life Tree Caf 7 pm 1602 Hwy 98, Mexico Beach, FL (850) 890.1424 www.livingwateratthebeach.com Jerry Arhelger, SOUTHERLAND FAMILY FUNERAL HOME 507 10th Street Port St. Joe (850) 229-8111 TO KNOW CHRIS T AND T O MAKE H I M K NOWN ST. JAME S E PI S COPAL C HURCH 800 22ND STREET, P ORT ST. JOE 8:00 and 11:00 a.m. (EST) Sunday School 9:45 www.stjamesepiscopalchurch.org Come worship with us! Rector Father Tommy Dwyer St. Peters Church, ACC (Traditional Services 1928 BCP) Morning Prayer & Holy Communion Sunday...............10:00 A.M. Community Healing Service 6:00 P.M. 4 th Thursday of Every Month The Rev. Dr. D. Pete Windham, Priest The Rev Lou Little, Deacon Services Temporarily at Senior Citizens Center, 120 Library Drive An Unchanging Faith In A Changing World Morning Prayer & Holy Communion Sunday...............10:00 A.M. The Rev. Lou Little, Priest 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 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) This business invites you to visit the church of your choice this week. Thursday, March 22, 2012 COMFORTER FUNERAL HOME W. P. Rocky Comforter L.F.D. (850) 227-1818 Thursday, March 22, 2012 FAITH Page B4 www.starfl.com OBITUARY Travis Shorty Davis, 67, of Dayton, Texas, passed away Tuesday, March 6, 2012, in Baytown, Texas, surrounded by his family. He was born Nov. 5, 1944, in Dalkeith, Fla., to his late parents, T.W. and Martha Davis. Shorty moved to Texas in 1969 to attend Texas A & M for heavy equipment operation. He then worked for Brown & Root in the plants along Highway 146 in Mont Belvieu. While there, he met the love of his life, Michae. Throughout the years, he worked in the oil eld industry with a highlight in 1974 as sharp shooter for Red Adair. In 1988, Shorty found a home at Barbers Hill Independent School District, in the operations department, for 22 years. While there, he spent most of his career at the Primary School and nishing as the night crew supervisor. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother-in-law, James Rollins; grandmother, Mattie Tharp; and best friends, Robert and Carolyn Turner. Survivors include his wife, Michae Shepherd Davis, of Dayton; son, Willie Davis and his wife, In, of Killeen, Texas; daughter, Susan Davis-Stewart and her husband, David, of Cove; acquired daughters and families, Becky Rodriguez, Angie Selt and Anita Turner, all of Baytown; grandchildren, Hannah Davis, Jonah Stewart, Mary and Noel Lopez and Steve, Shanee and Eain Runyon; great-grandchildren, Dathon and Landry Runyon, Jade Borque and Cohen Bolton; brothers, Leland Davis and his wife, Michelle, of Havana, Fla., Joe Davis of Bristol, Fla., and Harold Davis and his wife, Pam, of Wilmington, N.C.; sisters, Genell Cantrell and her husband, Larry, of Ellijay, Ga., Yvonne Rollins of Panama City, Fla., and Mattie Jane Henderson of Wewahitchka, Fla.; and numerous nieces and nephews. A celebration of Shortys life was Saturday, March 10, 2012, at Eagle Heights Fellowship of Mont Belvieu. In lieu of usual remembrances, the family requests donations to be made to the Barbara Hill Scholarship Association, P.O. Box 904, Mont Belvieu, Texas 77580 in memory of Travis Shorty Davis. To view his online obituary or post a tribute to his family, go to www.navarrefuneralhome.com. Arrangements under the direction of Navarre Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2444 Rollingbrook Drive, Baytown, Texas 77521. Travis Davis CARD OF THANKS Love Sinners Abortion, murder, adultery, all of them are sin. Its possible you know someone guilty of these, maybe even a friend. I wonder, are you forgiving, or do you tend to condemn? Maybe if you havent done any of these, you think youre better than them. Down through the years, at one time or another, weve looked down on folks for this, even a Christian brother. Take the woman caught in adultery, that the Pharisees tried to get Jesus to condemn. Ive often wondered what He wrote on the ground, it could have been about them. He also said the one without sin, could be the rst to throw. This is when they had a conscience attack, and they all had to go. Jesus didnt condemn the sinner, so why should we? Were just here to witness to the lost, Jesus will handle the judging you see. Just think what a nice world this would be, if we loved each other, like Jesus loves you and me. Billy Johnson Dear Friends and Family of Barbara A Picard, Words cant express how grateful we are for all for the generous donations, love and support that you have shown us during this very dif cult time. Special thanks to Wylie and the entire staff at the El Governor Motel for the beautiful reception. The El Governor was home to our mom for many years and she loved you all! Bobby Pollock for the beautiful memorial wooden urns that you lovingly made, they will be cherished always. Vic Webb, thank you for the transport to and from the airport. Pastor Jerry for an unforgettable funeral service. Jackie Pollock and all of the church ladies for putting the reception dinner together. Its very comforting to know that even though our mom was far from home, she found her new home in Mexico Beach. Jennifer Kenny and Brian Forgette 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. Vacation Bible School FunShop Sky Training Long Avenue Baptist Church in Port St. Joe will host a vacation Bible school training and networking event on March 24 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. EDT. Area churches that are planning to present Group Publishings Sky: Everything is Possible with God VBS this summer will receive hands-on training from a group VBS expert to maximize the impact of their program. In addition to tons of fun and helpful information, participants can network and share ideas. For more information and to register to participate, please call the church of ce at 850-2298691. Blood drive at First Baptist of Port St. Joe There will be a blood drive at First Baptist Church of Port St. Joe from 1 to 6 p.m. EDT Monday, March 26. All donors receive a free T-shirt. Please sign up at the church of ce. Lifetree Caf open in Mexico Beach Lifetree Caf is now open in Mexico Beach across from the El Governor Motel. Simply put, Lifetree Caf is a conversation caf-a place and time for people to gather weekly to experience stories and talk about thought-provoking topics relating to life and faith. The conversation group meets every Monday at 7 p.m. CDT. Lifetree Caf is also open every Saturday morning for free coffee and relaxing conversation. Everyone is welcome. Lifetree Caf is organized in conjunction with Living Water Church at the Beach. Starting in April, Living Water Church at the Beach will have service every Sunday at 8 a.m. CDT on the beach at Sunset Park in Mexico Beach. For more information, visit http://livingwateratthebeach.com/ or call Pastor Ted Richter at 850-890-1424. Dont just celebrate Easter, experience it Easter its the greatest story ever told, and this year at Highland View Assembly of God it comes to life with the Thorn Easter Experience! Experience an Easter service like no other featuring realistic videos of the Easter story, live dramas and beautiful and inspiring music. Join us at 10:30 a.m. EDT Easter Sunday, April 8. Your family will enjoy a friendly, relaxed atmosphere, free refreshments and an Easter egg hunt for the children. For more information, call 850-229-7161 and nd us on Facebook. FAITH BRIEFS Passion Week at Victory Temple Victory Temple First Born Holiness Church Seasoned Women Department will be hosting Passion Week at 7:30 p.m. EDT nightly April 2-6. Speakers to be announced. Everyone is cordially invited to attend the service. Its not about use, but its about Jesus. Come and be blessed. See OBITUARIES B5

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Faith/Local The Star| B5 Thursday, March 22, 2012 Dont Just Celebrate Easter, Experience It! EAST E R its the greatest story ever told, and this year at Highland View Assembly of God it comes to life with The Thorn Easter Experience! Experience an Easter service like no other, including: Join us on Easter Sunday Sunday, April 8 @ 10:30 am EST (850) 229-7161 OBITUARIES Lester F. Neu man, 85, of Beaver Dam, Wis., died Wednesday, March 14, 2012, in Port St. Joe, Fla. The visitation was at Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam on Monday, March 19, 2012, from 5 to 7 p.m. There was also a visitation at St. Jeromes Catholic Church in Columbus on Tuesday, March 20, 2012, from 10 to 10:45 a.m. A Mass of Chris tian Burial followed at the church on Tuesday at 11 a.m. with Fr. Steven J. Kor tendick ofciating. Burial was at St. Michaels Cem etery, Town of Beaver Dam, Dodge County, Wis. Lester Frank Neuman was born on September 3, 1926 in Waupun, Wis., to Frank and Leona (Davis) Neuman. He attended a one-room school house in rural Beaver Dam and later married his sweet heart, Delores Nehmer, on Jan. 4, 1949, in Sun Prairie. Lester retired from Kirsch Foundry in1987, where he worked as a grinder. He enjoyed deer hunting and working on his Minneapolis Tractors and also had his hobby farm that occupied much of his time. Later in life, Lester bought a home in Port St. Joe, that he would spend his winters at. He was extremely thank ful for the friends that he made in Port St. Joe and considered them to be his second family. His children are very grateful for all his wonderful friends in Port St. Joe. Lester also had family history with his home par ish, St. Michaels Catholic Church in Beaver Dam. After its closing, he at tended St. Jeromes Catholic Church in Columbus. Lester is sur vived by his daughters, Barb (Darrell) Lenz of Ran dolph, Susan (Ambrose) Reihbandt of Beaver Dam, Carol Neuman of Beaver Dam, and Cindy (Tom) Graff of Grand Marsh; sons, Lester C. (Lois) of Beaver Dam, Mike (Mary) of Casco, Ken (Pam) of Beaver Dam, and Jim (Kim Buss) of Colum bus; 22 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren, and one great-greatgrandchild; a half-brother, Bill Johnson of West Allis; nieces, nephews other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, a granddaughter, Lori Kay, a son-in-law, Durwin Drews, brothers, Bobby and Teddy, one half-brother, and two half-sisters. The family suggests that memorials be made in Les ter F. Neumans name to Green Valley Enterprises, 1223 Madison St., Beaver Dam, WI 53916. The Murray Funeral Home, 131 East Maple Ave. in Beaver Dam, is caring for the family. To leave condolences, for directions, or for other information, visit the website at www.MurrayFH.com. Lester F. Neuman E. Thomas Ford Sr. Tom went home to be with his Lord and Savior on March 13, 2012. He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Harry Ford. He is sur vived by his loving wife of 45 years, Dawne and three sons, Randy Ford of Nashville, Tenn., Tommy Ford, his wife, Cathi, and daughter, Jessica, of Lynn Haven, Fla., and Tyler Ford, his wife Kristy, and sons, Zachary and Jacob of Marianna, Fla. Mr. Ford grew up in Apalachicola, Fla. He attended Chipola College and Tulane University, where he played football and graduated with a Bachelors degree in Business Administration in 1955. He was commissioned into the U.S. Air Force in 1955 and proudly served his country as an Air Force pilot both at home and abroad, retiring at the rank of captain. Following his military service, he moved to Port St. Joe, Fla., and began his 36 year career with the St. Joe Paper Company, retiring in 1996 as the vice-president of sales and a member of the board of directors. Mr. Ford served faithfully as a deacon and treasurer of Long Avenue Baptist Church, among many other leadership roles, for more than 40 years. He and his wife, Dawne, enjoyed their cabin in Waynesville, N.C., and were active in volunteer service at The Cove, the training center of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association in Asheville, N.C. He was a wonderful Christian man and a true gentleman. Dah as he was affectionately known by his grandchildren, will be greatly missed by his friends and family. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Friday, March 16, 2012, at Long Avenue Baptist Church in Port St. Joe. Interment immediately followed in Holly Hill Cemetery. The family received friends from to 8 p.m. March 15, 2012 at the church. The family would respectfully ask in lieu of owers that donations be made to Faith Christian School, 801 20th St. Port St. Joe, FL 32456. Condolences may be submitted or viewed at www.southerlandfamily. com. Southerland Family Funeral Home 507 Tenth St. Port St. Joe, FL 32456E. Thomas Ford Sr. E. THOMAS FORD SR. LESTER F NEUMAN them and push them, said Beye, who recruited his students just from walking around the North Port St. Joe neighborhood. The best way is to get out in the community to talk to them about it explain what the program is about. Because most of his students lack reliable transportation, Beye picks them up every morning and also helps to obtain important documentation they might be lacking like identication and social security cards. Ive got my hands full from recruiting them to making sure they do what they need to do, Beye said. I pick them up every morning and we have personal coaching every afternoon. Because reliable transportation is an integral part of employment, the program also gives the students kick-start means for purchasing a vehicle. The students were provided a $50 stipend each week and also $100 in a joint savings account each week, money to be used on a down payment for a car. Having dependable transportation is key to longterm employment for these young adults, said Kim Bodine, executive director of the Gulf Coast Workforce Board. We can help them nd jobs, but if they cant get to them reliably they wont keep them. While the goal is to assist all of The Ladder students obtain employment, some also will be pursuing further training. Likelys long-term goal is to eventually go back to school and one day open his own business. One of the concepts of The Ladder is that you start where you can and work your way up through effort and education, Bodine said. For example, we have some students who will start work as certied nursing assistants. One has the long-term goal of becoming a traveling nurse she knows that her next step is to earn her LPN certication and then pursue an RN degree. Through The Ladder these young people are learning not just how to enter the workforce but how to succeed. With the ve-week program complete, the students will now begin their job searches. Were trying to train them so they can see what they will have to go through, Beye said. I always tell them, you have to be ready for the world the world wont adjust to you, you have to adjust to the world. SUCCESS from page B1 Participating students in the ve-week Ladder Program hold certicates for completing the Dale Carnegie public speaking class, designed to give students the condence needed to successfully interview for jobs. From left to right are Kadiedra Gathers, Arsenio Sims, Shaquize Dawson, Carlos Likely, Latoya Fenn, Keasha Fenn, Ricardo Gainer and instructor Assane Beye. V AL E RI E G AR M AN | The Star More than 50 percent of respondents said that if they saw a newspaper ad for a product they already knew about from the Internet, they were more likely to purchase.Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf to hold artist reception Friday Star Staff Report Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulfs Arts In Medicine program will be holding a reception celebrating the rst rotating artist display. Linda Matela, both a hospital volunteer and local artist will be sharing three pieces of her work which will be unveiled at the reception. Born and raised in South Florida, Linda contributes the inuence of Floridas tropical light, color and water to her art. Now a resident of St. Joe Beach, she was inspired to paint the natural beauty of the area. As Linda shares, My subjects are ordinary, but with the use of layers of color, I create my interpretation of items we discover in the area, like seashells, owers, and sh. The reception will be from 5 to 7 p.m. with additional tours of the hospitals artwork and information regarding the national movement of integrating arts into healthcare. Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf opened in 2010 to serve residents of Gulf, Franklin and Bay counties. The 19-bed facility in Port St. Joe features 24hour emergency services, inpatient services, surgical services, a full complement of diagnostic and laboratory services, and a helipad to be used by Sacred Hearts regional air ambulance service to provide rapid transport for trauma or critically ill patients. The hospital is operated by Sacred Heart Health System based in Pensacola and a part of Ascension Health, the nations largest system of Catholic, not-for-prot healthcare facilities. For more information about Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf, visit www. sacredheartonthegulf.org, nd us on Facebook or call 850-229-5600. Crop reporting deadline April 15 Star Staff Report The deadline to report fall and spring seeded crops, wheat, oats and annual rye grass, is April 15, according to a release from the Farm Service Agency. Spring and fall vegetables should be reported 15 days after planting. The nal date to report other crops, peanuts, cotton, corn, soybeans, fruits, grass for hay, seed or grazing must be reported by June 30. For further information, write to the Calhoun-FranklinGulf-and Liberty County FSA Ofce at 17413 NW Leonard St., Blountstown, FL 32424 or call 850-674-8388 or 800-2439912, ext. 6.

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B6 | The Star Thursday, March 22, 2012 CLASSIFIEDS 77208S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION: CASE NO.: 23-2009-CA-000562 STATE FARM BANK, F.S.B., Plaintiff, vs. DANA WILLS COPELAND; STATE FARM BANK, F.S.B.; GEORGE COPELAND; 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 1st day of March, 2012, 2012, and entered in Case No. 23-2009-CA-000562, of the Circuit Courtof the 14th Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida, wherein STATE FARM BANK, F.S.B. is the Plaintiff and DANA WILLS COPELAND, STATE FARM BANK, F.S.B., GEORGE COPELAND and UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the, FRONT LOBBY OF THE GULF COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 1000 5TH STREET, PORT ST. JOE, FL 32456, 11:00 A.M. on the 31st day of May, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF U.S. GOVERNMENT LOT NO. 7, IN FRACTIONAL SECTION 30, TOWNSHIP 4 SOUTH, RANGE 9 WEST, IN GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE RUN S8954E, 425.00 FEET ALONG THE LOT LINE; THENCE RUN N0135W, 100.00 FEET; THENCE RUN S8954E, 425.00 FEET; THENCE RUN S0135E, 100.13 FEET; THENCE RUN N8954W, 425.00 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. Dated this 2nd day of March, 2012. REBECCA NORRIS Clerk of the Circuit Court By: BA BAXTER Deputy Clerk Attorney for Plaintiff: LAW OFFICE OF MARSHALL C. WATSON, P.A. 1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309 Telephone: (954) 453-0365 (954) 771-6052 Toll Free: 1-800-441-2438 March 15, 22, 2012 77194S NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT AMERICAS MINI STORAGE AND OFFICE, INC., INTENDS TO DISPOSE OF OR OFFER FOR SALE THE PERSONAL PROPERTY DESCRIBED BELOW TO ENFORCE A LIEN IMPOSED ON SAID PROPERTY UNDER THE SELF STORAGE FACILITY ACT STATUTES SECTION 83.801-83.89. AMERICAS MINI STORAGE AND OFFICE, INC., WILL DISPOSE OF SAID PROPERTY NO LATER THAN THE DATE OF MARCH 31, 2012. PROPERTY IS LOCATED AT 141 COMMERCE DRIVE, PORT ST. JOE, FL. GULF COUNTY. SALE DATE: Saturday, 3/31/2012 8:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. David OBarr 477 Eagles Landing Pondersura Pines Port St. Joe, FL 32456 24X40 WAREHOUSE UNIT#149-F 1,000 Sq. Ft. of Misc. Construction Tools: Metal Roof-cutting Machine, Metal Beake Machine, Metal Bending Machine, Rolls of Metal (cuts rolled roof panels), Forklift -25 TailLift USA in excellent condition, Fishing Equipment, Tool Boxes, Coolers, Ladders, Filing Cabinets, Scaffolds, Jaws, and lots of tools and misc! Will accept highest bid on total unit. Call (850) 229-8014 Feb 2, 9, 2012 March 15, 22, 2012 77214S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA File No. 11-20 PR IN RE: ESTATE OF RICHARD H. LOGAN, III Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Richard H. Logan, III, deceased, whose date of death was February 12, 2012, is pending in the Circuit Court for Gulf County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL 32456. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is March 15, 2012. Attorney for Personal Representative: Mel C. Magidson Jr. Attorney for Marcus Sturdivant Florida Bar Number: 261629 528 6th St. P.O. Box 340 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 Phone: (850) 227 7800 Fax: (850) 227 7878 Personal Representative: Marcus Sturdivant 111 Heritage Lane Port St. Joe, FL 32456 March 15, 22, 2012 77238S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 23-2011-CA-000421 DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR MSAC 2007-SEA1, Plaintiff, vs. DEBRA D. WRIGHT A/K/A DEBRA WRIGHT, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION TO: DEBRA D. WRIGHT A/K/A DEBRA WRIGHT Last Known Address: 192 Charles Avenue Wewahitchka, FL 32465 Current Address: Unknown ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS Last Known Address: Unknown Current Address: Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in Gulf County, Florida: LOT 5, BLOCK 1, STEBEL HEIGHTS SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL PLAT THEREOF ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A LOT 5, BLOCK 1, STEBEL HEIGHTS SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 53, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 192 CHARLES AVE, WEWAHITCHKA, FL 32465-7146 Trades & Services 227-7847 GET YOUR AD IN C A LL T ODAY! GET YOUR AD IN 227-7847 Dri Brite Brite Brite Brite Brite 850-229-9663 15 Years of Service! Steam Cleaning & Remediation 24 Hour Water Extraction 229-1324 PROFESSIONAL F LOOR CARE, I N C R esidential and Commercial Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning S erving the entire Gulf Coast area Ceramic Tile and Grout Cleaning R Vs Cars Trucks Vans 24 Hour E mergency Water E xtraction PILE DRIVING FOUN D ATION/PILING R E P AIR DOCK/MARINE WORK MOORING BOUYS OFFICE: 850.227.1709 FAX: 850.762.2552 CELL: 850.527.5725 HOWARD227 F AIRPOINT.NET NO JOB TOO BIG PLEASE CALL JOE @ 850-670-5478 joes_lawn@yahoo.com JOES LAWN CARE bobgilbert54@gmail.com Yard Cleanup Affordable Lawn Care Robert Pelc Mowing Service 227-5374 Classi eds B6 | The Star Thursday, March 22, 2012

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CLASSIFIEDSThursday, March 22, 2012 The Star | B7 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? With Monster’s new ltering tools, you can quickly hone in on the job that’s right for you. So visit emeraldcoastjobs.com and nd a job that makes everybody happy. Make More MoneyWoodmen of the World is seeking “ eld representatives in the Panama City area. Generous commission plus bonus opportunities and exceptional bene“ ts for those who qualify. Training and professional sales tools provided. Must be disciplined, professional and have the desire to help people. Contact the Panama City area of“ ce for Woodmen of the World Life Insurance Society, Omaha, Nebraska. Resumes to 2618 E 22nd Ct, Panama City, FL 32405 or call (850) 769-9212. 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 Looking for a place to go on Wetapo Creek in case of Hurricane. 32ft Catamaran at Port St. Joe. Would like to pay to reserve space. Call Jim Morpeth 706-566-1172 or email jmorpeth@aol.com Port St. Joe : 108 Hunter Circle. Sat March 24th, 8a-12EstMulti Family Salebaby items, household items, prom dresses & more Sweatmore Strawberry RanchOPEN MAR 22nd 8AM Weather Permitting Mon-Sat 8am-7pm Sunday 8am-5pm 850-722-4819 HOME GYM FOR SALE: Total Gym machine 3000xl, Health Rider Treadmill, Elliptical all in good shape $500.00 TAKES ALL.229-8014 The Key to Savings Start here in Classifieds. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses within 30 days after the first publication, if any, on Albertelli Law, Plaintiff’s attorney, whose address is P.O. Box 23028, Tampa, FL 33623, and file the original with this Court either before service on Plaintiff’s attorney, or immediately thereafter; otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint or petition. This notice shall be published once a week for two consecutive weeks in the The Star. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this court on this 7th day of March, 2012. REBECCA NORRIS Clerk of the Circuit Court By: BA BAXTER Deputy Clerk Attorney for Plaintiff: Albertelli Law P.O. Box 23028 Tampa, FL 33623 **See the Americans with Disability Act: If you are a person 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. March 15, 22, 2012 77240S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 11-340-CA PROSPERITY BANK, Plaintiff, vs. JAMES H. GORTMAN AND BRENDA G. GORTMAN, AND THE GULLF COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: JAMES H. GORTMAN and BRENDA G. GORTMAN, and the, unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, grantee, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees and all other parties claiming interest by, through, under or against, Defendants, James H. Gortman and Brenda Gortman, and all parties having or claiming to have any right, title or interest in the property herein described and To All Others Whom It May Concern: YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a Foreclosure Complaint on the following parcel of real property located in Gulf County, Florida, described as follows: Parcel 1: Starting at the Northeast corner of te Southwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter of Section 36, Township 4 South, Range 10 West and thence run North 8 chains; thence run West 629.6 feet for POB; thence run West 100 feet; thence run North 2.61 chains; thence run East 100 feet; thence run South 2.61 chains to the POB in Section 36, Township 4 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida. Parcel 2: Commence at the Southwest corner of Lot 6, Block A of Thomas Subdivision, said subdivision being recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 15, Public Records of Gulf County, Florida; thence run South 113’42” West to the North R/W of Old Dairy Road for POB; from said POB retrace the line last described above to the Southwest corner of Lot 6, Block A of Thomas Subdivision; thence along the South line of said Lot 6, Block A of Thomas Subdivision a distance of 79.50 feet; thence South 113’24” East to the North R/W of Old Dairy Road; thence West to the POB. Said parcel being in Section 36, Township 4 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defense, if any, to it on Steven L. Applebaum, attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is Post Office Box 9454, Panama City Beach, Florida 32417, on or before April 13, 2012, and file the original with the Clerk of this Court before service on Plaintiff or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of the Court on this 6th day of March, 2012. REBECA NORRIS Clerk of the Court BA BAXTER Deputy Clerk Attorney for Plaintiff: STEVEN L. APPLEBAUM, Law Office of Brian D. Hess P.O. Box 9454 Panama City Beach, Florida 32417 (850) 235-3004 phone (850) 235-1124 fax March 15, 22, 2012 86199S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 23-2010-CA-000174 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Plaintiff, vs. MATTHEW LIPSCOMB A/K/A MATTHEW G. LIPSCOMB, ET AL., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT, pursuant to Plaintiff’s Final Summary Judgment entered in the abovecaptioned action, I will sell the property situated in Gulf County, Florida, described as follows, to wit: LOT 4, BLOCK 3, PINEY WOODS BEACH ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN BOOK 5, PAGE 46, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. Commonly known as: Lot 4, Block 3, Piney, Port Saint Joe, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash at the Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida 32456, at 11:00 AM (EST), on the 12th day of April, 2012. If you are a subordinate lien holder claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale, you must file a claim with the Clerk of Court no later than 60 days after the sale. If you fail to file a claim, you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. Notice to Persons With Disabilities: If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Court Administrator’s office not later than seven days prior to the proceeding. Rebecca L. Norris Clerk of the Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk March 15, 22, 2012 8 6197S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEEN JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 11-465-CA CAPITAL CITY BANK, Plaintiff, vs. JOHN TIMOTHY DEGRAFF A/K/A JOHN T. DEGRAFF, KIMBERLY D. DEGRAFF A/K/A KIMBERLY DEGRAFF, BENEFICIAL FLORIDA INC., UNITED STATES OF AMERICA DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY-INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE, and UNKNOWN TENANT(S), Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE is given to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 7, 2012, in Case No. 11-465-CA, of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit, in and for Gulf County, Florida, in which CAPITAL CITY BANK is the Plaintiff and JOHN TIMOTHY DEGRAFF A/K/A JOHN T. DEGRAFF, KIMBERLY D. DEGRAFF A/K/A KIMBERLY DEGRAFF, BENEFICIAL FLORIDA INC., and UNITED STATES OF AMERICA DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY-INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE, are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the front door of the Gulf County Courthouse in Port St. Joe, Gulf County, Florida at 11:00 a.m., Eastern Time, on April 12th, 2012, the property set forth in the Final Judgment of Foreclosure and more particularly described as follows: Lot 4, Block 1, Stebel’s Heights, according to plat on file in Plat Book 1, Page 53, 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. DATED: March 9, 2012. REBECCA L. NORRIS Clerk of the Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk March 15, 22, 2012 86257S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Plymouth Park Tax Services, LLC the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No. 959 Application No. 2012 -04 Date of Issuance: May 27, 2009 R.E. No. 03801-053R Description of Property:A parcel of land lying and being in Section 31, Township 6 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida, and being more particularly described as follows: COMMENCING at the Southeast Corner of Lot 5, Block “B” 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 (Point also being on the North Right of Way Line of Kaelyn Lane, as recorded in Official Records Book 287, Page 918, of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida) and run thence North 89 Degrees 48 Minutes 25 Seconds East, along said North Right of Way Line, for a distance of 324.53 feet; thence North 00 Degrees 11 Minutes 35 Seconds West, along the West Right of Way Line of said Kaelyn Lane, for a distance of 85.00 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING, thence leaving said West Right of Way Line, run South 89 Degrees 48 Minutes 25 Seconds West, for a distance of 237.00 feet; thence North 00 Degrees 00 Minutes 00 Seconds West, for a distance of 156.89 feet; thence North 18 Degrees 11 Minutes 20 Seconds East, for a distance of 28.00 feet; thence North 09 Degrees 13 Minutes 48 Seconds East, for a distance of 58.42 feet; thence North 70 Degrees 25 Minutes 07 Seconds East, for a distance of 42.04 feet; thence North 23 Degrees 02 Minutes 43 Seconds East, for a distance of 42.69 feet; thence North 76 Degrees 09 Minutes 48 Seconds East, for a distance of 53.61 feet; thence North 46 Degrees 22 Minutes 04 Seconds East, for a distance of 58.06 feet; thence North 87 Degrees 36 Minutes 25 Seconds East, for a distance of 47.42 feet; thence South 65 Degrees 00 Minutes 23 Seconds East, for a distance of 33.09 feet; thence South 00 Degrees 11 Minutes 35 Seconds East, for a distance of 43.26 feet to a point on the aforesaid Right of Way Line of Kaelyn Lane; point being on a non tangent curve, concave to the East, thence Southerly along said Right of Way Line and Curve, with a radius of 50.00 feet, through a central angle of 168 Degrees 27 Minutes 47 Seconds, for an arc distance of 147.01 feet (Chord of said Arc being South 05 Degrees 34 Minutes 32 Seconds West, 99.49 feet); thence South 00 Degrees 11 Minutes 35 Seconds East, along the West Right of Way Line of said Kaelyn Lane, for a distance of 192.32 feet, to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Containing 1.569 acres, more or less. (LEGAL DESCRIPTION AS RECORDED IN O. R. BOOK 516, PAGE 957, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA). Name in which assessed: Integras Therapy & Wellness Ctrs, Inc. All of said property being in Gulf County, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the front Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd.,Port St. Joe, Florida at 11:00 AM E.T., Wednesday, the 25th day ofApril, 2012. Dated this 20th day of March, 2012 REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk March 22, 29, April, 5, 12, 2012 86205S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 11-189-CA CAPITAL CITY BANK Plaintiff, vs. THEODORE D. POWELL, MARY A. MORGAN, and UNKNOWN TENANT(S), Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE is given pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 7, 2012, in Case No. 11-189-CA, of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit, in and for Gulf County, Florida, in which CAPITAL CITY BANK is the Plaintiff and THEODORE D. POWELL and MARY A. MORGAN, are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the front door of the Gulf County Courthouse in Port St. Joe, Gulf County, Florida at 11:00 a.m., Eastern Time, on April 12th, 2012, the property set forth in the Final Judgment of Foreclosure and more particularly as follows: PARCEL 23B: A parcel of land lying and being in Section 5, Township 7 South, Range 11 West, also being a portion of Lot 2, Block 1, Port St. Joe Beach Unit One, as recorded in Plat Book, Page 58, together with a portion of Lot 23, Palm Ridge Subdivision, as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 52, of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida, and being more particularly described as follows: Commencing at the Northeast corner of said Lot 23; thence along the Southwesterly right of way line of Hidden Ridge Road, South 3028’17” East, 126.00 feet to the Point of Beginning; thence continue along said right of way line, South 3028’17” East, 18.32 feet to a point on the arc of a tangent curve concave to the Northeast; thence Southeasterly along said right of way line, along the arc of said curve having a radius of 133.00 feet, a central angle of 1647’11” for an arc length of 38.97 feet, to the Northwest corner of Lot 22 of said Palm Ridge Subdivision; thence along the Easterly boundary line of said Lot 23, and the Southerly extension thereof, South 0000’00” West, 182.74 feet; thence North 3027’52” West 214.27 feet; thence North 5933’11” East, 86.98 feet to the Point of Beginning. Said lands containing 0.28 acre, more or less. 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. DATED: March 12, 2012. REBECCA L. NORRIS Clerk of the Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk March 15, 22, 2012 86283S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA File No. 12-22PR Probate Division IN RE: ESTATE OF NORENE JACKSON COOPER Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered in the estate of Norene Jackson Cooper, deceased, File Number 12-22PR, by the Circuit Court for Gulf County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd.; that the decedent’s date of death was January 16, 2012; that the total value of the estate is $71,000.00 and that the names and addresses of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: Name: Address: Sonia C. Minors 5814 E. Lakeside Ave. Hanahan, SC 29410 Rita C. Lucas 928 Spring Ct. Hanahan, SC 29410 ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the estate of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent other than those for whom provision for full payment was made in the Order of Summary Administration must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, 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 22, 2012. Persons Giving Notice: s/ Sonia C. Minors 5814 E. Lakeside Ave. Hanahan, SC 29410 s/ Rita C. Lucas 928 Spring Ct. Hanahan, SC 29410 Attorney for Persons Giving Notice: s/ Mel C. Magidson Jr. Attorney FL Bar No: 261629 P.O. Box 340 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 (850) 227 7800 Fax: (850) 227 7878 March 22, 29, 2012 Incorrect Insertion PolicyFor Classified In-column AdvertisersAll ads placed by phone are read back to the advertiser to insure correctness. The newspaper will assume correctness at the time of the read-back procedure unless otherwise informed. Please your ad. Advertisers are requested to check the advertisement on the first insertion for correctness. Errors should be reported immediately. Your Florida Freedom newspaper will not be responsible for more than one incorrect insertion, nor will it be liable for any error in advertisements to a greater extent than the cost of the space occupied by the error. Any copy change, during an ordered schedule constitutes a new ad and new charges. We do not guarantee position of ANY ad under any classification. Adopt: Broadway Actor & Kids Music Producer (Will stay-at-home) yearn for 1st baby(800) 552-0045 FLBar42311 *Expenses Paid* Couch & Loveseat, almost new. Both recline. Light brown. Whitney piano, medium height, upright, full keyboard. Hammond organ. Excellent condition. All prices negotiable. (850) 648-5004 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 Park your car in Classified and see it take off in the fast lane!

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B8| The Star Thursday, March 22, 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 gross (former Goodwill) 235 W. Gulf Beach Drive Of ce/Retail;+/-800sf-1800;$14psfmod 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 separate 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 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 Cove Lots 12, 13, & 14; $375,000 PSJ Commerce Park+/6.5 acre site : $119,900; owner nancing available235 W. Gulf Beach Drive Of ce/Retail; +/-5,335sf multi-tenant bldg St. George Island; Also avail for lease; $399,000 UN DE R CO NT RA CT estau t as, +/-3000sf, FFE incl., .47 ac, on site-pa 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). ADVERTISING SALES REPRESENTATIVESThe 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. Available Positions: Territory Sales Representative Digital Sales RepresentativeRequired 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. 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: The News HeraldCareers $37,000 5 Acres near Crystal Lake on Amos Hayes Rd, property has well septic and power pole. Current survey is available. About 1.5 acres of the property is cleared. 850-271-5761 and leave a message. Price ReducedFSBO : 5.5 acres White City, Fl. Nice property, minutes to Intercoastal Water Way. Convenient to beaches, reasonable offers considered. Call 904-626-1482 HONDA CIVIC 2005 auto, one owner, perfect condition. $9000. call 228-239-3592 Text FL01707 to 56654 M U L T I U N I T MULTI UNIT B U I L D I N G BUILDING Fully Occupied 5400 total sq ft Downtown Reid Ave$249,900 C a l l : Call: 8 5 0 5 2 7 2 5 6 0 850.527.2560 Your land or family land is all you need to buy a new home. Call 850-682-3344 108 S. E. AVE. A CARRABELLE, FLORIDA 32322850-697-9604 850-323-0444 www.seacrestre.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 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 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. 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 MOBILE HOME FOR RENT 2br/1ba mobile home with land for rent in Wewahitchka, $400 per month. Call or text 227-6551 anytime day or night. Text FL01973 to 56654 For Rent Duplex2 Bedroom, 1 1/2 Bath, Large Kitchen & Family Room, Elevator, Swimming Pool, Game Room, T.V., Ice Machine, Laundry Room. Fully Furnished, includes Elec Power & Water, garbage pickup. $1,100 month. + $300 dep. Location: C30 2 mi East pass Raw Bar on left. 770-639-6203 Port St. Joe: One Bedroom apartment. New carpet, cabinets, & stainless steel appliances. $650 per month, includes utilities. Call (850) 229-9125 OR (850) 227-3518 Text FL01713 to 56654 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 JOB NOTICEThe City of Port St. Joe (pop. 3445) is accepting applications for the following position:Utility Billing ClerkPlease submit an application and cover letter along with ve references to The City of Port St. Joe, Attn. Charlotte Pierce, POB 278, Port St. Joe, Fl. 32457. Applications and a full job description can be found on our website cityofportstjoe.com. If you have any questions, please contact Charlotte Pierce at (850)229-8261. The Position will close on April 6, 2012. The starting pay will be $14 Per Hour. The City of Port St. Joe is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace. High School Seniors We are now accepting applications for a part time server/nights. This is a great opportunity for college bound seniors to earn money over the summer. Apply in person. Joe Mama’s Wood Fired Pizza 406 Reid Ave Port St. Joe, FL FARM WORKERS AND CROP LABORERS Colchester, Vermont Area 10 temporary positions at S. Mazza Farmstand & Greenhouses, Inc. / S.Mazza Farm, Inc. Work in greenhouse and needed to do eld work, hand weeding, hoeing, planting etc. for diversi ed crops. Will also harvest crops. To start approx. 04/02/12 to 10/31/12. A great deal of heavy lifting, standing, bending and kneeling for long periods of time. Wage is $10.56 per hr. Work is guaranteed for 3/4 of contract period. Tools are provided without cost. Housing provided at no cost to workers who reside outside of the normal commuting distance. Transportation cost reimbursed after 15 days or 50% of contract period, whichever comes rst.Contact The Nearest Department of Labor Of ce for application and referral. Job order number: 109498. Food Svs/Hospitality The Port Inn & Mainstay Suites are now accepting applicationsPT Desk Service Agent FT Room Attendant PT Breakfast AttendantWeekends and holidays are required. Dependability is a must! If you have an eye for detail and a passion for service, we want you! Please apply in person at the address below: Make beds, make friends, make money! Inquire about benefits package. EOE, DFWP The Port Inn 501 Monument Ave, PSJ 32456 HospitalityRESORT VACATION PROPERTIESAccepting applications for FT Front Desk Clerk. Office experience, computer skills & good customer service skills required. Great benefits, weekend work required. Apply in person 9-5 weekdays at 123 W Gulf Beach Dr St. George Island Logistics/TransportNow HiringCaptains and MatesRetail help needed. Commission based, flexible schedule, part time. Shipwright Wood Boat builder with experience. Call (850) 274-1321 or send email augusta.west@ammfl.org. Web ID#: 34201917 Medical/HealthELDER CAREAssist active Elder w/ various house and garden tasks. 2-3 hours daily. Indian Pass Area. 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Real Estate Ad deadline is Thursday 11 a.m. ET Legal ad deadline is Friday 11 a.m. ET Display ad deadline is Friday 11 a.m. ET 227-1278 Classi ed deadline is Monday 5 p.m. ET 747-5020 TABLE OF CONTENTS quotequote id quote nameJUMP From Page 6AFrom page 6A Subscribe to The StarCall 227-1278For your hometown paper delivered to your home!Opinions4A Letters to the Editor5A Sports 10A Society News2-3B Obituaries 4B Church News 5B Law Enforcement8B School News 10B Legals 11B Classieds 12-13B Trades & Services14B INDEXA Freedom Newspaper Real Estate Advertising Deadline Thursday 11:00 am ET Display Advertising Deadline Friday 11:00 am ET227-1278Classified Line-Advertising Deadline Monday 5:00 pm ET747-5020 xxxx xxxxxxx 1BVISITTHESTARONLINEATWWW.STARFL.COM XXXXX XXXXXXYOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER SINCE 1937 YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER SINCE 1937 THE S TAR Thursday, MARCH 22 2012 YEAR 74, NUMBER 23 Bike Rodeo, B1By TIM CROFT227-7827 | @PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com Port St. Joe city commissioner Rex Buzzett noted during a workshop last week that the city had a water treatment system unique in the country. In the next breath, Buzzett wondered sarcastically whether any other community was interested in taking it off the citys hands. Commissioners expressed uniform frustration last week with a series of de ciencies plaguing the citys $21 million surface water treatment plant that is less than three years into operation. This coming as the city has begun a multi-million project to replace aging pipes in the water distribution system. I think somebody saw us coming, said Mayor Mel Magidson of problems at the water treatment plant. This is a failure from day one. This is a 2-and-a-half year old, 21 million dollar plant and it is going to go bust one day. The workshop was convened to discuss ongoing concerns pertaining to a leak in a concrete wall in a tank holding one of the micro ltration membranes which serve as the ltering system for the plant. The leak was discovered in December 2011. The long-term impacts could be signi cant. The plant can not operate if the ltration tanks can not produce water, as outlined in a memo from former city manager Charlie Weston, and the leak has the potential of taking one of the membranes down. Staff from contractor CDM, which designed the water treatment plant, and Marshall Brothers, the contractor on construction of the plant, have made onsite visits to inspect the tank one of just two currently operable at the plant with varying advice. Recommendations on how to proceed from CDM which expressed concern about possible vulnerability of the steel rebar in the concrete wall where the leak occurred were disputed by Marshall Brothers, which was to investigate the cost of sealing the leak by injecting a sealing compound into the wall. We dont know that the rebar is not compromised, Magidson said. Neither CDM nor Marshall Brothers committed to picking up the cost of xing the leak. The leak, several commissioners noted, stems from a seam within the concrete wall Magidson wondered why the walls were not a single pour of concrete instead of using a method that left seams that threads around the diameter of the entire tank. And during discussion of the leak, several other de ciencies were noted by A monumentally colossal failurePSJ commissioners frustrated with water plant de cienciesSee PLANT A6By VALERIE GARMAN229-7843 | @valeriegarman vgarman@star .com Country musician Billy Deans recipe for a North Florida music genre calls for two parts classic rock and one part good ole boy country music, mixed with in uences from Jacksonville natives Lynyrd Skynyrd and Macon, GA rockers The Allman Brothers Band, and nished with a dash of Southern Gospel and blues. North Florida was kind of a crossroads for a lot of different music styles, said Dean, a native of Quincy. I was exposed to all that growing up (in North Florida). Some of those ingredients are what makes up country music today. Dean spent most of his Saturday nights at the American Legion in his hometown, listening to his dads band play a mixture of classic rock and country to a gritty, rough and tumble crowd. We called it the rat races back then, Dean said. It was rough there was a lot of drinking and ghting. It was also the place where Dean developed a passion for music. Special to The StarBrian Hill this week announced his candidacy for Gulf County Judge. Hill is currently employed by the State of Florida, Of ce of Criminal Con ict and Civil Regional Counsel, First Region, as Assistant Regional Counsel. He is appointed by the Court to provide legal representation to defendants in criminal cases, and parents in dependency cases who cannot afford to hire counsel. I am 37 years old. I am married to Sonya Hill and we will be married 10 years in July, Hill said. We have two children, Laura Beth (8) and Emma (3), and they both attend Port St. Joe Elementary School. Sonya teaches rst grade at Port St. Joe Elementary School. My parents are Hershel and Patsy Hill, former Gulf County residents. My family and extended family have been a part of Gulf County for many years. I am an active member of First Baptist Church, Port St. Joe. I am past-Chairman of Deacons, a Sunday School teacher, and leader in the Childrens Ministry. I have also been involved in Gulf-Franklin Youth Soccer and Dixie Youth Softball as a coach. I attended Port St. Joe Elementary School and graduated from Mosley High School. After graduation, I received a Bachelor degree in Criminal Justice from the University of West Florida. I attended law school at Mississippi College, and received my law degree in May 2000. After graduating from law school, I started my career of public service at the Of ce of State Attorney, Fourteenth Judicial Circuit. I was assigned to the Port St. Joe of ce, and started in August 2000. I was licensed to practice law in Florida, in April 2001, and was appointed as an Assistant State Attorney. I began to prosecute all felony, misdemeanor, and juvenile cases in Gulf County. In January 2009, I voluntarily resigned my position as Assistant State Attorney, and immediately accepted my current position with the Of ce of Criminal and Civil Con ict Counsel, First Region. I currently represent persons in Gulf and Franklin Counties. I have also had several opportunities to teach the legal curriculum at Gulf Coast Community College, Gulf/Franklin Center, to the students in the Correctional Of cer Basic Standards program. My job and life experiences have prepared me to be Gulf County Judge. I have handled thousands of criminal and civil cases. I have tried more than 100 cases, more than 70 being felony jury trials. I have experienced serving and dealing with people at very dif cult times in their lives, people having their freedom taken away, people who have been victimized by crime, and people who have lost loved ones through the criminal act of another. Through all these experiences, I have tried to remain accessible to and respectful to the individuals I was serving. My experience has also taught me the importance of giving careful attention to the decisions that I make. I have also learned to apply the law fairly, while taking into consideration the facts and evidence that makes each case unique. As an attorney, I have been given numerous opportunities to speak to middle and high school classes in Gulf County. It has been an honor to speak to our children, educate them on the law and legal process, and be a role model for them. If I am elected Gulf County Judge, I promise to use my experience to uphold and apply the law fairly, be accessible and responsible to the people, and to see that cases are resolved in an effective and ef cient manner. I will also continue to be a role model for our children, take advantage of opportunities to speak and help educate them on the law. I will strive to always to do what is right, do it the right way, and do it for the right reasons. Music from the heartGulf County concert to be featured in documentaryLocal musicians The Currys perform at the Monticello Opera House during a shooting of From the Heart Music Hour. The Currys will also be performing in various venues in Gulf County April 6-8. Hill announces candidacy for County Judge BRIAN HILLSee MUSIC A6 Opinion .......................................A4-A5Letters to the Editor ...................A5Outdoors .....................................A8 Sports...........................................A9School News ................................B3Faith .............................................B4 Obituaries ....................................B4-B5Classi eds ....................................B6-B8Fishermen hope to reel in change at rally PHOTOS BY CHARLOTTE FRISTOE; COURTESY OF FROM THE HEART Country artist Billy Dean performs at the Monticello Opera House during a previous lming of the documentary show From the Heart Music Hour, which airs on regional public broadcast station WFSU. Dean will headline a weekend concert in Gulf County April 6 through 8 to be featured in a new episode of From the Heart Music Hour. By VALERIE GARMAN229-7843 | @valeriegarman vgarman@star .com If John Lee could have seen the future of charter shing before he invested in the business, he would have chosen a different career. He is now in too deep to get out. Now I have to work on other peoples boats to support my charter habits, Lee said. I wouldnt do it over again. If I were able to see the future, I would have chosen a different line of work. Lee, along with 13 other concerned recreational, commercial and charter shermen, boarded a bus to Washington, D.C. Tuesday with one common goal: to be heard. Fishermen from coastal states around the country will converge on the lawn of the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. today at the Keep Fishermen Fishing Rally to spark action against a law they say has been steadily erasing their livelihood over the years. Capt. Tom Adams of Mexico Beach Charters said the purpose of the rally is to raise awareness and hopefully bring about change to the MagnusonStevens Act, the primary law governing marine sheries in the United States. Adams is hoping for an amendment in the law to give charter sherman like himself the leeway they need to make a living. Hopefully we can get an amendment to the Magnuson-Stevens where they can relax the shing regulations a little bit, Adams said. The way its stated now, if theres any overshing done on a species, they have to shut down the shery. Were trying to get them to look at it with a little bit of economic input because the strict regulations are putting the charter shermen out of See REEL A7

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LocalA2 | The Star Thursday, March 22, 2012By TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star.com Seeking to marginalize special interest groups and bring county-wide voting to Gulf County, a new Political Action Committee, Citizens Improving Gulf County has been formed and headed by local businessman Jim Garth. The non-prot PAC has a mission to bring important issues to the publics attention and support candidates who share the principles and values that the community deserves, according to Garth. We want and need to change the political landscape from all-for-one to one-for-all, Garth said. The intent is to fully inform the public regarding key issues that impact daily lives in the county as well as signicant and serious issues that impede what the group contends are basic rights and freedoms. The intention, Garth said, is in part to bring about county-wide voting, as opposed to the current system of single-member districts for county commissioners, as well as supporting candidates who want to do the right thing for all the people and not for one individual or company. Garth added, We are tired of our vote being discriminated and only counting 20 percent (in elections of county commissioners) due to the federal order placed on the county back in the early s. Our current County Commission is pretending to be in favor of county-wide voting but really not doing anything to change it. Garth noted that what commissioners vote for and what they do seem to be entirely different things. Since a 2004 referendum showed the vast majority of voters in the county, and in all districts, supported county-wide voting, commissioners have twice voted to move forward on the issue only to reverse course. This past year, commissioners declined to set aside dollars for a legal challenge to the decree. Several years ago, Garth noted, commissioners voted in favor of moving toward county-wide voting only to ip and vote against moving ahead, asserting that voters did not actually want county-wide voting. Now is the time to realize we do not live in the past and the future belongs to the people in this community, Garth said. In our opinion, (commissioners) would have us believe through their ridiculous rhetorical self-serving spin that up is down, in is out and wrong is right. This shameless and despicable behavior is an embarrassment to the people of this county and this critical election year is the time to make a difference. The list of actions Garth noted included commissioners being hired to work on the BP oil clean-up after ip-opping on litigation against BP, the spending of BP funds by the Tourist Development Council, a recent audit of which highlighted a series of glaring violations of county ordinances and procedures, as well as the consolidation with other departments of the Economic Development Council three years into a ve-year plan agreed upon by commissioners and the EDC. The money drain known as the Five Points Landll, which Garth labeled a ticking bomb, a series of broken promises and commissioners precluded from key votes due to conicts with their full-time employment also fuel the PACs mission. Did you notice how county-wide voting is conveniently shelved to protect the ve kingdoms (districts) under the pretense of extreme legal costs and ridiculous remarks that claim the chance of (winning a case to overturn the federal decree) is almost impossible? Garth said, adding that a group of local businessmen approached the county several years ago to donate funds for the legal ght. The county government is an out-of-control runaway freight train on a collision course that needs to be stopped and how we do this is through the power of the vote and the peoples voice. Garth said the PAC was attracting individuals from across the county to join, noting that some intend on being quite active and visible while others are supporting quietly and in their own way. Everyone is important and we are encouraging anyone and all to join up, Garth said. This is the year as there are three seats available on the County Commission and we need action for improvement, not the same old excuses. The peoples voice and vote are powerful; lets use them for a change. During the prior decade, Garth helped found the rst PAC in Gulf County, Citizens for Reduced Taxes. That PAC put pressure on county commissioners concerning improper spending and unnecessary taxes. Through prodding by Citizens for Reduced Taxes, commissioners nally reduced the budget during a marathon session and followed the next year by continuing to reduce the budget via state mandates, Garth noted. For more information about Citizens Improving Gulf County email jim@ decorativeooring.com or write Citizens Improving Gulf County at P.O. Box 1022, Port St. Joe, FL 32457. It is time to improve our county and unleash it from the special interest groups and return it back to where it belongs, to the people, Garth said. NOTICE OF HEARING FOR PURPOSES OF ADOPTING AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AND AUTHORIZING TRANSMITTAL OF THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENT TO APPROPRIATE STATE AGENCIES The Planning and Development Review Board, sitting as the local planning agency will hold a hearing at 4:00 p.m., EST, on April 10, 2012, to review the amendment and recommend it to the City Commission of the City of Port St. Joe, and the Board of City Commissioners will hold a meeting on April 17, 2012 at 6:00 p.m., EST, at the City of Port St. Joe City Hall located at 305 Cecil G. Costin Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida, for the purposes of reading the Ordinance and authorizing transmittal of the Comprehensive Plan Amendment to appropriate state agencies. The title of proposed Ordinance is as follows: A copy of the proposed Port Planning Area is attached hereto. Copies of the Ordinance are available for public inspection at City of Port St. Joe City Hall, located at 305 Cecil G. Costin Sr., Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida. The hearing may be continued from time to time as may be necessary. Interested persons may attend and be heard at the public hearing or provide comments in writing to the City Commissioners, City of Port St. Joe City Hall, 305 Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Blvd, Port St. Joe, Florida. Transactions of the public hearing will not be recorded. Persons wishing to appeal any decision made during the hearing will need a record of the proceeding and should ensure a verbatim record is made, including the testimony on which the appeal is based. Any person requiring a special accommodation at this hearing because of a disability or physical impairment should contact the City Clerks Ofce at (850) 229-8261, at least ve (5) calendar days prior to the hearing.ORDINANCE NO. : 480 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN OF THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA, BY AND THROUGH PROCEDURES REQUIRED FOR LARGE-SCALE MAP AMENDMENTS PURSUANT TO AUTHORITY UNDER STATE STATUTES SECTION 163.3187, SPECIFICALLY APPROVING THE AMENDMENT TO THE COASTAL MANAGEMENT ELEMENTPORT OF PORT ST. JOE MASTER PLAN EXPANDING THE PORT PLANNING AREA; AS SHOWN IN THE REVISED PORT PLANNING AREA MAP; PROVIDING THAT SPECIFIC PLANS FOR THE LANDS ADDED TO THE PORT PLANNING SHALL BE REFLECTED IN THE NEXT UPDATE OF THE PORT MASTER PLAN; AND PROVIDING FOR REPEAL OF ANY CONFLICTING ORDINANCES; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. 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Bruner Attorney Personal & Business BankruptcyOver 30 Years Legal Experience850-670-3030 bankruptcy relief under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Before you decide, ask us to send you free written information PAC mission to improve Gulf CountyThe county government is an out-of-control runaway freight train on a collision course that needs to be stopped and how we do this is through the power of the vote and the peoples voice.Jim GarthIt is time to improve our county and unleash it from the special interest groups and return it back to where it belongs, to the people.

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LocalThe Star| A3Thursday, March 22, 2012 2012 Election NoticeNotice is hereby given that the City of Port St. Joes Primary Election will be held Tuesday, May 8, 2012, in the Fire Station. Polls open at 7:00 A.M., ET, and close 7:00 P.M., ET. Registration books are now open at the oce of Linda Grin, Gulf County Supervisor of Elections, and will remain open thru Monday April 9, 2012, at 5:00 P.M., ET. Candidate qualifying begins Wednesday, March 21, 2012, at 12:00 Noon and ends on Wednesday, March 28, 2012, at Noon. e following oces will be up for election: Commissioner Group III and Commissioner Group IV. Beginning April 28, 2012 May 5, 2012, (includes Saturdays of April 28th and May 5th) Early Voting will be held at the Supervisor of Elections oce located at 401 Long Avenue from 9:00 A.M., ET to 5:00 P.M., ET. No Sunday voting on April 29, 2012. Also, Absentee Ballots may be requested now but will be mailed after received from printer. e City of Port St. Joe PUBLIC NOTICETHE CODE ENFORCEMENT SPECIAL MATER WILL HOLD CODE ENFORCEMENT HEARINGS: WHEN:Monday April 2, 2012 TIME: 6:00 p.m. WHERE: Commissioners Chamber SUBJECT: Code Enforcement Violations All persons are invited to attend these hearings. Any person who decides to appeal any decision made by the Special Master with respect to any matter considered at said hearing will need a record of the proceedings, and for such purpose may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings, and for such purpose may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. TheCode Enforcement Special Master of the City of Port St. Joe, Florida will not provide a verbatim record of this meeting. INACCORDANCEWITHTHEAMERICANSWITHDISABILITIESACT, persons needing special accommodations to participate in this proceedings should contact Charlotte Pierce, Interim City Clerk, City of Port St. Joe, at City Hall, Telephone No. 850/229-8261. By TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star.com Port St. Joe City Commissioners seeking answers Tuesday to problems plaguing the city water treatment plant heard few less than a week after venting their frustration with deficiencies at the $21 million facility online less than three years. Philip Jones of Preble Rish Engineers, the citys engineer of record, said he had yet to hear from Marshall Brothers Contractors about fixing a leak in a concrete filtration membrane wall. A certified letter had been sent Monday, but Jones said it had not been received and he did not know how the contractor who built the plant stood on the issue. Jones also said they are continuing to investigate why paint is peeling on the floor throughout the plant and why a series of failures in raw water intake pumps, requiring a series of replacements, occurred. Also yet to be determined is why fittings on pumps handling caustic chemicals failed all four in one room at the plant have failed at some point and why bolts that should have been coated to protect from corrosive chemicals were rusting. Jones said a clarier that was found to have rust was coated with the proper paint to specication and rust is a sign that maintenance, as called for in one section of what Jones called a voluminous operations manual, is required every year or two. Commissioner Lorinda Gingell was skeptical, noting that the rust in the clarier was only in the area of a crack, not uniform across the clarier wall. Plant employee Lynn Todd also noted there is no maintenance staff at the plant and plant supervisor Larry McClamma said he was not aware of that maintenance provision. One thing we do know now is we need to come up with a maintenance schedule, said City Manager Jim Anderson. Beyond that, Jones said investigation continues on a host of problems impacting the plant and said he would have more to report at the commissions next meeting in two weeks.Lamar Faison FieldsAs discussed at a Gulf County School Board meeting Monday, and again at the City Commission regular bi-monthly meeting Tuesday, the city and School Board are assessing the possibility of leasing or donating the soccer complex at Lamar Faison Fields to the School Board. The school district owns a southern portion of the complex and its soccer programs and physical education classes make more use of the soccer elds than local recreational and club teams. The complex was built with state park and recreation grants, so continued public access would be required in any lease or donation, city attorney Tom Gibson said, but Superintendent of Schools Jim Norton indicated that was no hurdle for the district. The St. Joe Co. would also have to sign-off as the company donated the land for city use with a clause reverting the land to St. Joe in the event the city no longer owned it. The city would save $20$30,000 in maintenance and utilities at the eld, but Commissioner Bill Kennedy noted that the district would probably be able to perform the needed maintenance cheaper and more efciently, as the district already maintains elds such as Shark Field. They are more efcient at it, Kennedy said. They are in a better position to maintain that complex.Water plant solutions scant; city, School Board considering soccer eld swapRead MoreSee related story Page A1. MEETING TO DISCUSS rREmMOVING CCBRAStar Staff ReportThere will be a meeting at 2 p.m. ET Monday, March 26, for a public discussion about removing the CBRA designation from Cape San Blas. All impacted homeowners and business owners are encouraged to attend. There will be speakers available to discuss the potential challenge.One thing we do know now is we need to come up with a maintenance schedule.Jim Anderson City Manager

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OpinionA4 | The Star Keyboard KLATTERINGS USPS 518-880Published every Thursday at 135 W. U.S. 98 Port St. Joe, FL 32456 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 Someone asked if I was caught up in March madness. Did I think Florida State had a chance to make the sweet sixteen? Could Lehigh or Norfolk State be this years Cinderella team? I may be the only guy left in America that doesnt think basketball when March madness is propagandized. Mother would actually move furniture out of the house. Shed stack pots and dishes and frying pans on the kitchen table and crawl into corner cabinets with a rag in one hand and a can of Old Dutch Cleanser in the other. Shed sweep the ceiling. Shed air out the quilts and bed sheets. Shed make us take the curtains off and wash every window inside and out. Leon had to stand on a chair and unscrew the light xtures so she could soap them. She dusted, mopped, opped, dipped, washed, scrubbed, beat, polished and cleansed until it shined like a new penny. And then shed turn loose on the oors. I dont reckon any of yall out there are familiar with Johnsons Paste Wax. I aint talking about have you heard of it. Or, perhaps, you spied a can of it once at the hardware store. Were spring cleaning here. Its about as madness as March can get. And let me tell you something else you might not be aware of, carpet hadnt been invented in 1956. It might not have been a famous basketball arena but we had our own hardwood court in every room. Mother would start us on one side and we had to elbow grease it all the way across. Our bed room was about the size of a football eld. And I swear, that living room looked like the deck of an aircraft carrier. As a preteen I got up close and personal with many a can of Johnsons Wax. The only thing that kept me wiping that stuff on with that small circular motion going round and round and round was the hopes of someday running into Mr. Johnson in a dark alley with his back turned. Of course, I had to do most of the work. Mom gured David was still a might young to really pitch in. And Leon would be eating that wax so it looked like he had wiped on a lot more than anybody. I had calluses on my knees. I tore my rotator cuff reaching around the re place. I developed tennis elbow as a six year old. And listen, rubbing the wax in was just half of it. After it dried, you had to go back over it with a soft polish cloth to soak up the excess and get the brilliant sheen the Johnson folks guaranteed. Leon did nally help here. He tied the soft cloth to his bare feet and skated those oors to a shinny fare-thewell. And get this, Mom was not a particularly good housekeeper. She thought there were way more important things in life than a sparkling clean house. It was never a top priority with her. But spring cleaning was such a tradition it just naturally fell her lot each March to get it done. Daddy had his own March madness. He humorously referred to it as a garden. When you dropped corn seed down a furrow that stretched past the three quarter mile mark it was a tad more than garden size to us. You were row cropping by then. Me and David stopped for lunch one day down toward the back side of the garden. They were eating supper by the time we walked to the house. If you thought Leon was a little lax on waxing them oors, you should have seen him in the garden. You would have thought that hoe would snake bite him. Dad would tap the little hole for the seed. I would drop it in, Leon would cover it up with his shoe. Hed sorta kick enough dirt over it to get the job done. He would carry a hoe mind you, but he used it mostly to ght off imaginary Martians or sometimes hed play it like a guitar. He could make a hoe sound like Chet Atkins or Duane Eddy. Heres the maddening thing about planting a spring garden. That was only the beginning of the work. The weeds grew quicker than the peanuts. We had to stake those tomatoes. If it didnt rain we had to haul water out there. And the mere thought of cutting that okra made my arms start to itch. We hit foul balls over in that garden and it would hold up the baseball game while we hunted amongst the Kentucky Wonders and the watermelon vines. David Mark asked me once, Cant we buy most of this stuff at the store? I knew right then Dave was going to turn out to be the smartest one of us. After being cooped up all winter wed be ready to get going come spring. Leon made up most of our games. We played a lot of crabapple dodge. Wed run across the porch and see if we could clear the evergreen bushes Mom had carefully planted along the side of the house. Wed swing from thick branch to less thick branch through the mimosa tree and see who could break the rst limb. Wed climb inside an old tire and roll each other down that hill behind George Sextons house. The object here was to see if we could make it to the big ditch at the bottom. The problem was that if you did make it, there was no way to stop. That ditch resembled the Grand Canyon the way it opened up down behind Georges house. About the time you hurled uncontrollably over the side you realized what March madness was really all about. That four point landing on one elbow, a foot (if you could get it untangled from the tire), your left knee and the side of your head would make a basketball game seem kind of tame. Respectfully, Kes Thursday, March 22, 2012At this point it can not be said enough water woes in Port St. Joe beg for investigation. And a Port St. Joe city workshop last week, a report of which is in this paper, reafrms the case. The entire move to and construction of a new water treatment plant ought to be investigated and it should be investigated immediately before the damage to the pocketbooks of the citys taxpayers as well as consumers of city water continues. Most everybody living in the south end of the county understands the water woes plaguing the city since the new plant went online less than three years ago and the city began servicing most areas from White City south. There has been hand-wringing as a new water source, the freshwater canal, and new treatment protocols have stressed aging pipes that thread throughout the city. Much discussion, including town hall and special meetings, has circled questions about water quality and discoloration in the water. Some folks have experienced the bad water lters turned brown, covered in a muddy mush and others have experienced the not so bad. But all have paid. The city is now in the rst phase of a multi-phase project to replace 20 miles of aging pipe some dating to before World War II over several years at a cost of tens of millions of dollars, with state taxpayers paying part of the tab and local taxpayers and water consumers picking up the rest. In addition, while wrestling with water quality issues, the city commission, using a water study undertaken several years ago to assess utility rates, has raised water and sewer rates three times in the past 18 months. Water and sewer bills have doubled and, in some cases, spiked higher. At the same time, many consumers of city water, put off by the changes in water clarity have taken to purchasing water rather than drink from the tap, even as they pay ever higher prices for the liquid coming from the tap. All of this has been well-chronicled. What last weeks city workshop highlighted is that the distribution system problems are only the tip of an iceberg cruising straight for a collision with city taxpayers and water consumers. There are serious deciencies at the new $21 million plant. From rust in a clarier, pumps leaking caustically dangerous chemicals, a leak in the wall of a treatment membrane tank, it all provides a picture of, as Mayor Mel Magidson put it, a plant falling down less than three years after being completed. There were indications last year not all was right. A generator re spotlighted the fact that a single switch controlled both of the central functions of the plant: producing the water and pumping the water, unusual, to say the least, in water plants. Consumers had to conserve as the city spent nearly two full days running strictly on reserve water in storage tanks around the community. But as was noted last week, while the plant has a host of woes, some pressing, contractors that designed and built the plant are playing a bit of nger-pointing rather than fully addressing the problem. And, apparently, there was a warranty on the construction of the plant buyers of a car receive a broader and longer warranty than for a water plant it seems which puts those in charge of putting it up feel free to walk away from responsibility. But it is time for a grand jury calling State Attorney Glenn Hess to take a look at the entire project. City attorney Tom Gibson said last week, If this all goes bad we are all going to end up in court. A grand jury would be a better place for the city to start. A grand jury can serve as an investigative tool. That is its job in this system of government. Witnesses testify under oath, with penalties for false testimony. The grand jury, working in secrecy, can subpoena documents, force open company and agency records and correspondence to understand the timeline of events that led to the construction of this plant. The grand jury can also sift through the blame game currently in full swing to assign appropriate responsibility. And there seems responsibility to spread around, from prior city commissioners to the citys engineer of record, Preble Rish Engineers, to CDM, the company that designed the plant, to Siemens, the company that provided the equipment for the microltration treatment system, and Marshall Brothers, the contractor which built the plant. Toss in the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, which urged the city off well water and onto a surface water source and was, at least in part, charged with shepherding the construction of the new plant. There is likely nothing criminal to be found, but what has been borderline criminal is the failure of this new water plant and the existing distribution system to deliver clear, quality water to consumers who are paying more and more to turn the tap. And consumers and taxpayers are now looking at a bill in the tens of millions of dollars for a x to the distribution system as the new water plant offers up evidence of being a white elephant that could eventually cost taxpayers and consumers millions more. If not Hess, current city commissioners should contact the ofce of the Governor to request an investigation by the Inspector General into one of the most important quality of life issues facing the community. At this juncture, it is fair to say the city was sold a bill of goods with a new water plant it has never had a handle on and which has soaked up time, energy and money all of it the publics since coming online. Relief will only come once the entire project is thoroughly investigated by an objective party and responsibility and accountability doled out appropriately. TiIM CrROFtTStar news editorWater plant woes need investigation HUnkerNKER DOWnNKesley ColbertYou talk about a slam dunk!My middle child and I enjoy spending time in the kitchen together. She is my youngest daughter and seems to understand me a little better than her brother and older sister. Its a good feeling to be understood, even better to be understood by a teenager. She may just be pretending, but it is still nice. We were standing in front of the stove, when my daughter started laughing and said, Look up there. She was looking at the kitchen cabinet. I couldnt help but start laughing also. What we were laughing at had been there a couple of days; no one else had noticed it. We had made spaghetti together two nights earlier and she had done the throw it against the wall to see if it sticks test. The spaghetti noodle had stuck on the cabinet door and we had declared the spaghetti ready to eat, forgetting to take the test noodle down. It was a Daddy/Daughter moment. I took a picture of the noodle before I took it down. My football coach in high school had taught me the spaghetti throwing trick in a two week cooking class. Ever since the cooking class, that is the way I have done it. Ive never really thought much about it. So I started thinking about it. I researched it. I found out that I have been doing things wrong for a long time. Im ready to admit my mistakes. Yes mistakes with an s. Ive been making a lot of them through the years. These are just my spaghetti mistakes. Before I put the spaghetti noodles in the pot, I always break them in half. Ive always enjoyed the breaking because of that big snapping sound and the mess it usually makes. To be honest, I do it so the spaghetti noodles will t in the pot. Its always made good sense to me. Rachael Ray tells me Im all wrong. She says that breaking your noodles makes the spaghetti harder to eat because you cant twirl them on your fork. Ive never been a twirler; I guess I understand why it was so hard for me to do now. I thought it was just another thing that I wasnt very good at. Before I broke the spaghetti, I always put a little olive oil in the water. I cant remember who told me to do this, but I do remember them telling me to do it so the spaghetti wouldnt stick together. Again, I was wrong. Rachael Ray says that properly cooked noodles shouldnt stick together anyway. She also says that the olive oil will cause the sauce to slide off the spaghetti. Im feeling bad now, but it gets worse. The stick to the wall test its wrong too! Thank you Rachael Ray, for making me feel incompetent. She says that the more you cook it, the gummier it gets. Therefore, I could have easily overcooked it and wouldnt know it. Well, how will I know when it is cooked? Rachael says I should taste it and it should be rm to the bite. Ive never really thought about tasting it that actually makes a little sense. So far, Ive missed on three things that I have done for years. I have already struck out. Theres more. After the spaghetti sticks to the wall, I put it in a colander and rinse it. I cant remember why I do this. I think my reasoning may be similar to rinsing the crazies out of eggplant. Dont ask. Rachael says I shouldnt rinse it either. Evidently, rinsing washes the starch off and the sauce wont stick to the spaghetti. Thats four strikes, which means I just got hit in the back of the head walking to the dugout while the fans throw meatballs at me. There is one more. The coach is waiting at the top of the dugout steps with a pair of scissors where he proceeds to cut the strings off of my spaghetti apron. Rachael Ray then pops me with a wooden spoon (that wasnt so bad). I put too much sauce on my spaghetti. I pile it on. It makes sense. I do this because if I dont, my teenage son will take it all and there wont be any left the second time around. Rachael says that Italians will be the rst to tell you its pasta with sauce-not sauce with pasta! She also says that too much sauce overwhelms the avor of the pasta. At this point, I am overwhelmed. How would I know what pasta is supposed to taste like? Ive broken it, oiled it, thrown it, rinsed it and then covered it with too much sauce. CranksRANKS MY tra TRACtTOrRBN HeardAdmitting my mistakesSee Cranks RANKS A5

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Send your letters to : LETTERS TO THE EDITOR P.O. Box 308 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 Fax: 850-227-7212 Email: tcroft@star .comComments from our readers in the form of letters to the editor or a guest column are solicited and encouraged. A newspapers editorial page should be a forum where differing ideas and opinions are exchanged. All letters and guest columns must be signed and should include the address and phone number of the author. The street address and phone number are for veri cation and will not be published. Letters must be in good taste and The Star reserves the right to edit letters for correctness and style. SHARE YOUR OPINIONS LettersA5 | The StarFour things to know about wild marine birds, sh and animals before discussing how the cola wars affect marine life. 1. Most wild animals when injured will mask their illness so predators will not attack them. 2. Once a wild creature becomes close to death they hide in a safe spot so as not to be eaten alive. Few are ever found or rescued. 3. Most wildlife stay away from crowded public beaches. They breed and grow in areas not frequented or easily accessible by the public. 4. For many species, if an item does not taste bad or hurt them when consumed, they are content eating it. Any one with a puppy will gladly testify to this fact. Wildlife is not as taste sensitive as humans and do not care about avor. These facts are what bring us to the subject of soft drinks. Many people think that plastic soft drink bottles are killing wildlife, and it is a contributor as it breaks down into small pieces. However, plastic bottles are not the main reason for plastics killing wildlife, it is the colorful plastic caps that become separated from the bottles. These colorful plastic caps act as lures, attract animals, and become bite size appetizers for sea turtles, dolphins and sh. The plastic can neither be digested nor passed through by most species. Instead, it clogs their intestinal tract and they die a slow and painful death at sea. The beverage industry predicts selling 600 billion beverage containers over the next 3 years. They predict that at best only 200 billion of those containers will be recycled. This means that 400 billion will either make their way to land lls or become litter. We are amazed that this issue has not yet been addressed. Due to the size of these caps they also represent a potential choking hazard for children. Most pediatricians will tell you that if you have a child under the age of 4, these bottle caps need to be kept out of the reach of your children. While bigger than the government classi cations for labeling as a choking hazard, they are smaller than the number one choking hazard for children under the age of 5 hot dogs. Think about having one of these caps lodged backwards down a childs throat. What the beverage industry can do: The beverage industry can immediately design and implement a cap that will not detach from the plastic bottles. Metal soda and beer cans were modi ed more than 20 years ago to protect wildlife. It is now time for the plastic industry to do the same. What the public can do: You can participate in the cola wars to help save wildlife. Pepsi and Coca-Cola both spend every hour of every day battling for market share of the lucrative soft drink market. Both of these companies are fully aware of the problem, and we want both of them to race to nd a solution. We understand that there would be a transitional cost to switch cap systems. As a result of the transitional cost, we also believe that the rst company to implement a non-detachable bottle cap should be rewarded by the public with increased sales. So if Coca-Cola is the rst to market an improved cap, then Pepsi drinkers should switch their product loyalty until Pepsi also implements a nondetachable bottle cap to help save wildlife and children or vice versa. As the cola wars continue to take place, Coke and Pepsi will be competing for percentage shares of the hundreds of billions beverages to be sold in plastic containers. Competing to get their beverages sold should only be half of the competition. We would like to have Pepsi and Coca-Cola also compete on cleaning up the marine litter and preventing animal deaths that will occur. We hope the prize would be the same, increased customer loyalty for the company that works the hardest to clean up the disposable packaging killing wildlife and creating an unsightly mess. We would like to invite both Pepsi and Coca-Cola, their consumers, and employees to donate and sponsor a boat to aid in our efforts to clean up their beverage containers that have been littered over the years. The money donated would be to sponsor a boat bearing their brand name which would allow us to clean up the caps that are already oating free harming the environment. We will keep the public and media informed as we await direct replies from Muhtar Kent, Chairman and CEO of Coca-Cola and Indra Nooyi, Chairwoman and CEO of Pepsi. Rudy SochaCEO Wounded Nature Working Veterans www.woundednature.org rudy@woundednature.org Cell 440-452-1042 THURSDAY & FRIDAY NIGHTSPECIALS 6:00 8:30HOURS: 236ReidAve (850) 229.7121GULFSHRIMP, SCALLOPS, CRABCLAWS & FISH BURGERS:WITHFF TROPICALSALAD WITHSHRIMP OR CHICKEN: Above orders served with:FF,BAKEDPOTATO, SALAD AND BREAD **AWARDWINNINGDESSERTS** dbutler@coastalcoverage.com Locally owned and operated Home Business Auto Health Workers Comp Thursday, March 22, 2012By JASON ALDERMANIf youre worried you wont be able to pay your income taxes by this years April 17 ling date, dont panic; but dont ignore the deadline and certainly dont wait for the IRS to reach out to you rst. Acting quickly not only gives you more repayment options, it can also signi cantly lower penalties you might owe the government. By not ling your 2011 federal tax return or asking for an extension by April 17, 2012, the penalty on any taxes you owe increases dramatically usually an additional 5 percent of taxes owed for each full or partial month youre late, plus interest, up to a maximum penalty of 25 percent. But le your return/extension on time and the penalty drops tenfold to 0.5 percent. Eventually, the IRS could even place a tax lien on your assets and future earnings. IRS tax repayment alternatives include: Pay by credit card. You will be charged a small convenience fee that is taxdeductible if you itemize expenses. Just be sure you can pay off your credit card balance within a few months, or the interest accrued might exceed the penalty. Short-term extension. If you can pay the full amount within 120 days, call the IRS at 800-829-1040 and ask whether you qualify for a short-term extension. If granted, youll still owe interest but will avoid an application fee. Installment agreement. If you need longer, an installment agreement will let you pay your bill in monthly installments for up to ve years. If you owe $10,000 or less, youre guaranteed an installment agreement provided you have led and paid all taxes for the previous ve years and havent had an installment agreement within that time. If you owe $25,000 or less and are in good standing, youll still likely qualify for a streamlined installment agreement; over $25,000 you still may qualify, but may be required to le a detailed Collection Information Statement. Theres a $105 fee to enter an installment agreement. Its reduced to $52 if you set up a direct debit installment plan (or $43 for low-income lers). For rules and to apply, see the Online Payment Agreement Application at www.irs.gov or submit IRS Form 9465. Offer in Compromise. Under certain dire nancial-hardship circumstances, the IRS may allow taxpayers with annual incomes of up to $100,000 to negotiate a reduction in the amount they owe through an Offer in Compromise. To qualify, you must be current with all ling and payment requirements and not in bankruptcy. There is a $150 non-refundable application fee, which may be waived for low-income applicants. Youll also be required to submit an initial payment with your application. Please note: Only a small number of offers in compromise are accepted and you should only pursue one after having exhausted all other payment options. For step-by-step instructions, read the IRS Form 656 Booklet. If youre unable to make payments on your installment agreement or offer in compromise, call the IRS immediately for alternative payment options, which could include reducing the monthly payment to re ect your current nancial condition. Nothing beats staying current on your taxes, but if you fear you may fall behind, explore these options before the penalties start snowballing. Jason Alderman directs Visas nancial education programs. To participate in a free, online Financial Literacy and Education Summit on April 23, go to www. practicalmoneyskills.com/ summit2012. By Keith L. Jones, CPACanceled debt is normally taxable to you, but there are exceptions. One of those exceptions is available to homeowners whose mortgage debt is partly or entirely forgiven during tax years 2007 through 2012. You should know these 10 facts about Mortgage Debt Forgiveness: 1. Normally, debt forgiveness results in taxable income. However, under the Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act of 2007, you may be able to exclude up to $2 million of debt forgiven on your principal residence. 2. The limit is $1 million for a married person ling a separate return. 3. You may exclude debt reduced through mortgage restructuring, as well as mortgage debt forgiven in a foreclosure. 4. To qualify, the debt must have been used to buy, build or substantially improve your principal residence and be secured by that residence. 5. Re nanced debt proceeds used for the purpose of substantially improving your principal residence also qualify for the exclusion. 6. Proceeds of re nanced debt used for other purposes for example, to pay off credit card debt do not qualify for the exclusion. 7. If you qualify, claim the special exclusion by lling out Form 982, Reduction of Tax Attributes Due to Discharge of Indebtedness, and attach it to your federal income tax return for the tax year in which the quali ed debt was forgiven. 8. Debt forgiven on second homes, rental property, business property, credit cards or car loans does not qualify for the tax relief provision. In some cases, however, other tax relief provisions such as insolvency may be applicable. IRS Form 982 provides more details about these provisions. 9. If your debt is reduced or eliminated you normally will receive a year-end statement, Form 1099C, Cancellation of Debt, from your lender. By law, this form must show the amount of debt forgiven and the fair market value of any property foreclosed. 10. Examine the Form 1099-C carefully. Notify the lender immediately if any of the information shown is incorrect. You should pay particular attention to the amount of debt forgiven in Box 2 as well as the value listed for your home in Box 7. For more information, contact a Certi ed Public Accountant. CPAs are who Americans count on to provide them with sound tax and nancial advice. Keith has an of ce in Port Saint Joe and can be contacted at keith@ keithjonescpa.com All mistakes I surrender. Rachael, just hit me with that wooden spoon a couple of more times. Find more stories at www.CranksMyTractor. com. CRANKS from page A4Cant pay your taxes? 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LocalA6 | The Star Thursday, March 22, 2012 Dean will soon be back in his home state where it all began, to headline a weekend concert appropriately honoring the music of North Florida. Gulf County will welcome Dean and a host of other area musicians April 6-8 for an event that will place both the musicians and the Gulf Coast in the spotlight. The public broadcasting sphere will soon get a taste of Gulf County through an episode of From the Heart Music Hour, a program that highlights North Florida musicians and the areas they perform in. The upcoming From the Heart Music Hour episode will focus on the upcoming three-day music festival, featuring footage from the weekends live performances at the Haughty Heron and the Thirsty Goat in Port St. Joe, Lake Alice Park in Wewahitchka and the Indian Pass Raw Bar, plus additional footage from in and around Gulf County. Dean will headline the weekend events with performances by local artists Charlie and Dana Black, Brian Bowen, Brook Sessions, The Currys, Frank Lindamood, Rick Ott and Mimi Hern, Randall Webster and 19 South. Rick Ott and his wife Nelle McCall, the owners of From the Heart Recording studio in Sopchoppy and creators of From the Heart Music Hour, developed the show in an effort to help unknown artists with startup publicity and provide the audience with the story behind the songwriters. People come in and record music, but if youre an unknown artist you record all this stuff and nothing gets done with it, Ott said. We just thought, How can we help these people who are working at our studio? What began as a two hour segment on Oyster Radio that aired from April 2008 to October 2009 has since jumped into the T.V. medium, with episodes airing on Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) through WFSU. Ott said inviting artists who have had success in the business, like Dean, helps the other artists by providing them with support and networking opportunities. In the music business, its all about who you know. For the Gulf County episode, Ott is hoping to focus more on the area and its sites and also include interviews with local business owners and community members. We want to get a real feel for the community, and then just weave the music in, Ott said. Its a fantastic area and we just feel like people need to be aware of it. Ott and his team have already shot some footage on the Dead Lakes in Wewahitchka with the help of Wewahitchka Search and Rescue. He was blown away by the quantity of recreational areas in a small community like Wewahitchka and enjoyed spending the day spotting Osprey nests and capturing the eerie beauty of the Dead Lakes. Ott refers to Gulf County as The gateway to Florida because its got a little bit of everything. Our goal (for the show) is to just keep highlighting North Florida, Ott said. I just want to see the program grow and for people to really focus on the music of the Southwe dont really have anything else highlighting the music in the Southeast. Ott said the show is similar to Austin City Limits, a PBS program featuring live music performances out of Austin, Texas, but with more of a documentary focus. The Gulf County episode will be the sixth installment of From the Heart Music Hour. The previous ve episodes were lmed at the Monticello Opera House in Monticello (Jefferson County) and the seventh episode will feature footage from live performances from The Moon in Tallahassee, the Indian Pass Raw Bar and also footage from club performances in Ireland this August with local musicians The Currys. Ott is also hoping for a future episode highlighting Wakulla County. I think every artist on our show has a direct connection to North Florida, Ott said. We do try to focus on North Florida. Charlie and Dana Black, those guys have written as many hit songs as any songwriter in the country. Thats pretty amazing, and theyre right there in your community. For Dean, the upcoming trip to the Gulf Coast will bring back memories of vacationing in Mexico Beach as a kid and his teenage years spent touring on the Gulf Coast club circuit from Panama City to Tallahassee. The whole Gulf Coast of Florida is kind of my stomping grounds, Dean said. For me, its exciting to come back to my home areaI have a lot of history there. Dean looks back at the summer after high school as some of the best times in his life, when he spent his nights playing at beach bars along the coast. Im glad to see that theyre still using live music down there, Dean said. Its good to know that not everything has gone to karaoke. He is looking forward to reuniting with the friends and family who have supported his music career through the years and helped send him to Nashville to pursue his dream. After winning a local talent contest, followed by the state talent contest, Deans friends and family pooled their money to send Dean to Nashville for the nals. Eight years later, he had the number one song in Nashville. Dean has since had 11 top ten singles, ve number ones, and has sold more than 4 million albums, and he owes it all to those local folks who supported his dream, like his dads band and the Horseshoe Lounge in Quincy where he started playing as a teenager. I couldnt have done it without the support from those local folks, Dean said. The North Florida area is still homeeven though Ive been in Nashville for 30 years. For more information about the upcoming event or to view past episodes of From the Heart Music Hour visit www.fromtheheartofsopchoppy.com. Over 35 Years Experience.208 Reid Avenue, Downtown Port St. Joe850.229.1111www.BaysideFloristPSJ.comYour Full Service Wedding and Event Florist New Sorrelli Arriving Daily! 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McClamma also noted leakage of caustic chemicals in a pump room which has caused accidents requiring medical attention for two employees and noted that pumps used in a CIP room (Clean in Place) were the improper pump for that application. One pump had to be replaced by city staff while another is leaking. I have had a lot of experience with CIP systems and this one is built to fail, said Kennedy of equipment purchased from Siemens which at the time of purchase was touted as employing unique and cutting-edge technology. Ive never seen valves or seals set up like this. Magidson questioned the purchase of the equipment for the plant one year prior to construction. He wondered if that wasnt performing tasks out of order, acquiring the equipment then designing the plant around that equipment. Further, after a generator re last year, the city had to replace three intake pumps for bringing water to the plant one had already been replaced. There is now a need to replace one of those three new pumps. Is it equipment? Is it design? Is it construction? Magidson wondered. This is going to cause the city a lot of grief and money. Magidson said if the workshop was a formal meeting, he would be inclined to pass the gavel and move that commissioners hire a litigation attorney and go to the mat on this. A central problem for commissioners is an understanding of the origins of the problems. While CDM designed the plant, Marshall Brothers built it and the equipment was purchased by Siemens none has yet to step up and accept responsibility for any of the myriad problems or offered much in the way of viable solutions for the city, several commissioners noted. The warranty on the construction of the plant ran out July 31, 2010, as noted in a letter from Preble Rish Engineers, the citys engineer of record, to Marshall Brothers. As of last weeks workshop, the city had yet to hear from Marshall Brothers concerning problems outlined in a recent e-mail from city staff and city manager Jim Anderson indicated he did not expect the construction rm to be quick with answers. We need to get a handle on the scope of whats going on out there before undertaking any xes, Commissioner Lorinda Gingell said. At that point, Gingell said, all parties should be brought to Port St. Joe for a thorough vetting of the scope of the problems, remedies and who is accountable for what. Weve got to gure out who is responsible for this monumentally colossal failure, Magidson said. This is just beyond the pale. Two years into this and this plant is falling apart. City attorney Tom Gibson added, If this goes bad we are all going to be in court. MUSIC from page A1

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LocalThe Star| A7Thursday, March 22, 2012 Friday, March 23, 2012at The School AuditoriumMany GREAT Auction Items and Door PrizesSilent Auction & Dinner at 5:30 pm Dinner includes: Salad, Spaghetti, Rolls, Tea & DessertLive Auction Following at 7:00 pm Call 229-6707for dinner/auction information $6.00 per person Spaghetti Dinner13th Annual Faith Christian Schools Friday, March 23, 2012 at Friday, March 23, 2012 Spaghetti Dinner Spaghetti Dinner Spaghetti Dinner & Auction N O T I C E O F G E N E R A L E L E C T I O NI, Ken Detzner, Secretary of State of the State of Florida, do hereby give notice that a GENERAL ELECTION will be held in GULF County, State of Florida, on the SIXTH day of NOVEMBER, 2012, A.D., to ll or retain the following ofces: President and Vice-President United States Senator Representative in Congress State Attorney: Judicial Circuit 14 Public Defender: Judicial Circuit 14 State Senator State Representative Supreme Court: Retention of Three Justices First District Court of Appeal: Retention of Four Judges Circuit Judge, Fourteenth Judicial Circuit: Groups 3, 6 and 11 Clerk of the Circuit Court Sheriff Property Appraiser Tax Collector Superintendent of Schools Supervisor of Elections County Court Judge: Group 1 School Board: Districts 3 and 4 County Commissioner: Districts 1, 3 and 5 Harbor Master for the Port of Port Saint Joe Tupelo Soil and Water Conservation District: Groups 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 REEL from page A1work. More than 30 congressmen and senators from across the country are scheduled to speak, including Rep. Steve Southerland of Panama City, who has said he sees a dangerous precedent being set by federal agencies like the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, whose regulations he believes are another attempt to take away individual rights. Capt. Chuck Guilford of Charisma Charters in Mexico Beach hopes Wednesdays rally is enough to bring about the change that never happened after the previous rally in 2010. In 2010 we had a good bunch of people from all over the U.S. and Canada, Guilford said. But it wasnt enough to get anything changed. Guilford, who has been charter shing for 37 years, said he hasnt made a penny on his charter business in the last two years, and it looks like this year will be worse. I dont know how much longer (I can do it), with all the regulations and the cost of fuel to operate, he said. I love it so much that Ill try to go as far as I can, but if we dont change presidents and dont have a change in the economy, I dont see a place for my business. In previous years, Guilford said he was shing around 190 to 240 days a year. In 2011, he shed only 87 days on his boat Charisma and 58 days on his second boat. He ran an 11-hour trip on Monday on Charisma that used 140 gallons of diesel fuel, which even at a wholesale price cost more than $700. Guilford, who will turn 82 this year, said people are not willing to pay for a charter trip if they cant keep any of the sh. There are so many sh out there, said Guilford, who noted one of the main aws of the system is that it is based on poor science. Guilford has run seven scienti c trips for the National Marine Fisheries service. During one trip they caught, measured, tagged and released 179 red snapper in four hours. Emily Muelstein, Fisheries Outreach Specialist for the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, the branch of NOAA that controls the Gulf waters, said sheries are a hard subject to study because there is no way of knowing how many sh are in the ocean. Jim Kline and Jim Bush from Eufaula, Ala. met the group in Panama City to participate in the rally. Kline described the science used to regulate sheries as hogwash. Kline read about the rally on an online shing forum, and as a recreational sherman, its a cause he is more than happy to support. Decreased bag limits and shorter seasons have limited his once frequent visits to the Florida Panhandle. During snapper season, of course now its kind of abbreviated, we try to ( sh) every weekend, Kline said. Its different now in that people used to come down (to sh in the Panhandle) every weekend all year long. Now they only come down every weekend for 48 days (for snapper season)-and its xing to be only 40. To go out and spend $300 to catch two sh, its not worth it. Thats a pretty expensive sh. Kline said the law is so dif cult to comprehend, you have to be a Philadelphia lawyer to gure out what you can and cant catch-and if youre not upto-date on the most recent regulations, you can get in trouble in an instant. We just want to raise awareness of the fact that its an economic hardship on the coastal areas; its cost a lot of jobs, Kline said. I would like for at least some of the legislators to recognize how this is affecting boaters. Kline said at least his livelihood is not affected by the regulations. This is our recreation, Kline said. Some of these guys here, its killing their businesses. John Wiley, who runs Tight Line Charters in Port St. Joe with his son John Wiley, has been shing in the Gulf waters since 1963. Although Wileys business does inshore charters and is not affected as much by federal regulations as the offshore charters, he understands the economic effect stricter regulations have on the entire community. Wiley is also representing Bluewater Outriggers in Port St. Joe at the rally. Theyre really concerned with the plight of shermen as well, Wiley said. They wanted it to be known that theyre supporting this. Bluewater Outriggers supports all the shermen in Northwest Florida and welcomed the opportunity to be a part of this. Wileys goal for the rally is to simply get the message out about how stricter regulations affect coastal communities like Port St. Joe and Mexico Beach. There were times when (the regulations) were needed, Wiley said. But the statistical model theyre using now just doesnt t the bill anymore. Nobodys against science, lets just use the right science. Geoff Owens, a commercial sherman from St. Augustine boarded the bus to Washington, D.C. as it stopped in Jacksonville to pick up more riders. Owens has run the commercial boat Rollin Thunder for 20 years and has seen the shing get better, but the regulations get worse. Its not as bad over here as the Gulf has it, but theyre giving us crumbs, Owens said. For Florida not to have an open shery, its criminal. Owens said the only way he has managed to stay in the business is by aquiring many different permits and specializing in different species. I want to have a voice in my future, Owens said of his goal for the rally. I want them to make a change. Just the fact that something like this could happen in America-its criminal. Stan Jarusinski and his wife Barbara from Port St. Lucie, also joined the group in Jacksonville. Jarusinski, a charter captain and a member of the Southern King sh Organization, has been actively involved in ghting regulations for years. Im here because I dont want to see us lose our shing culture, Jarusinski said. I want to see kids continue to sh because I enjoy shing. When the couple lived in the small town of Swansboro, North Carolina they saw two sh houses shut down due to stricter government regulations and charter boats sit at the docks without any days at sea. I want to see shing continue and to help these people who have lost their livelihood, said Jarusinski, who is also meeting with Rep. Allen West before the rally. Jarusinski was active in getting his North Carolina Congressman Walter Jones involved in the issue and also convinced Jones to attend and speak at the rally. To go there and see our congressman, its kind of a treat, Jarusinski said. I feel that I owe this to the general shing public. PHOTOS BY VALERIE GARMAN | The StarChuck Guilford of Mexico Beach was hoping for a larger turnout this year than in 2010. Picking up shermen in Jacksonville, FL on the trek to Washington. 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By STAN KIRKLANDFlorida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Every day of the year, literally hundreds of anglers, hunters and others who enjoy the outdoors head out for a day of recreation and away from suburbia to some of the states most remote places. However, on occasion things go wrong and they need help. Thats when Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission law enforcement of cers usually get a call for help. That was the case last week when ofcers rescued three people in back-to-back incidents on the lower Apalachicola River area. In the rst incident on March 8, an Apalachicola woman called at about 8 p.m. and reported that her 65-year-old husband was overdue from a day-long shing trip. FWC Lt. Charlie Wood said they quickly found the husbands truck and boat trailer at Abercrombie Boat Ramp on the Jackson River, off Bluff Road in Apalachicola. The wife told of cers where she thought her husband had gone shing. After requesting other of cers to assist in the search, Wood and another of cer launched from the same ramp on the Jackson River. Twenty minutes later they found the husband one mile upriver, with motor troubles. He could put the motor in gear and go a few feet, but then he had to take it out of gear, and repeat the process. It was taking him a long time to get back to the landing, Wood said. The of cers towed him back to the landing and a grateful reunion with his wife. Two days later on March 10, a Liberty County father called around 10:30 p.m. and reported that his daughter and son-in-law were overdue from their shing trip on the Apalachicola River. The young couple reportedly had launched on Owl Creek, south of Sumatra. Within an hour of cers, assisted by the Franklin County Sheriffs Ofce, were searching Owl Creek and the Apalachicola. The search continued through the night. Of cers found the uninjured pair around 8:30 the next morning. They were OK but were cold, Wood said. After running out of gas, the couple spent the night huddled on the bow of an unoccupied house boat. The husband summed things up pretty succinctly when he told Wood, We didnt have a peaceful night. I dont think my wife is happy with me right now. They, too, got a tow back to the landing. Wood said in both incidents the search was made easier by someone knowing which boat landings the boaters were using, where they were headed and when they were expected to return. That gives us a place to start and saves time, Wood said. That helps us more than you can believe. Freshwater InshoreSt. Joe Bay is coming back to life. Good ounder reports have been coming from Blacks Island and around the bomb holes. Surf shing is still producing nice whiting and all you want to catch. Spanish Mackerel are at the Eagle Harbor area and out in the open water and along the Gulf side of cape San Blas also. Use mackerel trees or Got-cha plugs trolled behind spoons to improve your chances. Still no cobia in Gulf County has been weighed in, but this week we should see one! Spring time conditions have the sh biting! Lake Wimico has been on re with bass and bream catches this week. Most anglers are using worms and spinner baits. Bream are biting on worms and crickets and they are everywhere. Depot Creek has been reporting some crappie bites and smaller cat sh as well. 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Free transportation to the island will be provided from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. The refuge barge will pick up visitors at the USFWS barge dock which is located a short distance northeast of the Indian Pass boat ramp. The barge also will provide free transportation back to the mainland at Indian Pass until 3 p.m. There will be a limit of 250 visitors on the island for this event. There will be guided walks and educational tours of the island plus several guided wagon tours. Visitors can sign up for the wagon tour and other guided events when they reach the island or they can explore the island on their own. Visitors signing up for tours can only sign up for themselves. Some of the guided activities include birding walks, beach walks, photography safaris, and hiking tours. In the outdoor amphitheater, created by placing folding chairs under one of the islands huge live oaks, there will be a presentation by the St. Marks NWR staff called Whooping Cranes and More Talk. The Supporters of St. Vincent Island will be providing hot dogs and drinks in a booth right beside an all-day live musical performance by John Miick and Cletus Heaps. There will be other informational booths set up by the Riverkeepers, St. Marks Refuge, Panama City Fish and Wildlife, Riverkeepers and the St. Vincent Supporters. Come prepared to enjoy the day on St. Vincent Island; wear walking shoes and a smile. Volunteers will be at the Indian Pass boat ramp to guide you to the barge that will take you to the island. Here is the schedule of events for the Open House: 9 a.m., music by John Miick & Cletus Heaps; 9:30 a.m. Wagon Tour, Landy Luther and Paulette Moss; Coastal Photo Walk with Debbie Hooper; 9:45 a.m., Hiking Tour with Denise Williams, Beach Walk with Brad Smith; 10:15 a.m., Birds of St. Vincent Walk with Erik Lovestrand, Beach Walk with Trish Petrie; 10:30 a.m., music with John Miick & Cletus Heaps; 11 a.m., Photographic Safari with Sue Bull, Wagon Tour with John Izetta and Debbie Hooper; 11:45 a.m. Hiking Tour with Denise Williams; noon, Music with John Miick & Cletus Heaps, Whooping Cranes and More talk by staff from St. Marks, Beach Walk with Trish Petrie; 12:15 p.m., Wagon Tour with Dave F. and Gloria Austin; 1 p.m., Photographic Safari with Sue Bull; 1:15 p.m., Hiking Tour with Denise Williams; Birds of St. Vincent Walk with Erik Lovestrand; 1:30 p.m. Wagon Tour with Landy Luther and Gloria Austin; Whooping Cranes and More talk with staff from St. Marks, Beach Walk with Brad Smith. The monthly spring tours on the island have been lling up quickly. All tours are on the second Wednesday of each month. The next island tour takes place on April 11 followed by the last spring tour on May 9. There will be no tours during the summer bugs and heat make the experience less than pleasant. The tour is free, but participants must make a reservation at www. stvincentfriends.com. Click on Island Tour Sign Up. There is a small charge for boat transportation to and from the island. Remember the island is primitive; bring every thing you need, including drinking water, and leave only your footprints behind. This monthly column is provided by the Supporters of St. Vincent Island National Wildlife Refuge. For more information and volunteer opportunities, visit www.stvincentfriends. com. Ladies who always have wanted to learn how to sh and had no teacher will be glad to know the FWC will be having a workshop March 31 at St. Andrews State Park to teach you all the ins and outs. The free Womens Fishing Clinic will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Gulf pier. Participants will receive free admission into the park unless they bring others with them in their vehicle. Advanced registration is required since the classes are capped at 25 participants. You can pre-register with Jennifer Saranzak at 352-543-9219, ext. 216, or Jennifer.Saranzak@ MyFWC.com. Participants must be at least 16 years of age. All equipment is provided, but you can bring your own if you prefer. Lunch and drinks are not provided, so you will have to bring that along with sunscreen, etc. Participants will learn skills such as casting, sh handling and much more with a catch-and-release event at the end. The participant will need to have a shing license to take part in that portion of the clinic. If you are only tagging along, there is plenty to do at the park. At the pier where the clinic is taking place, there is swimming and roaming the beach. If you like to sh, the pier offers pompano and whiting shing along with the jetties. If you enjoy watching nature, there are plenty of deer to be seen along the roads. Just get out and follow the paved roads. They all come back to the place you started. Come and enjoy one of Floridas best state parks if not the best. Hooked on Outdoors Outdoor LifeScott Lindseycaptainlindsey@ knology.netOverdue boaters found in pair of searches St. Vincent hosts open house BIRDS-EYE VIEWFROM ST. VINCENT ISLAND

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Thursday, March 22, 2012 18 Hole w/cart 32.50+ taxMilitary w/cart 28.50+ taxSenior w/cart 25.00+ tax(50+ yrs)Twilightafter 1:00 pm 25.00+ tax Memberships Driving Range Golf Lessons 19th Hole for food & spirits5304 Majette Tower RoadPanama City, Florida 23404850-872-1667 www.Baydunes.comBring in this ad for a FREE bucket of range balls! Customer requested ad upside down. PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA SP O RTS www.starfl.com APage 9Section Lady Sharks win Spring Break round robinStar Staff Report The Port St. Joe High School softball team won its Spring Break round robin during the weekend, beating Bay High 6-2 and Sneads 2-1 in nine innings. The Lady Sharks are 9-3 overall. In the opening game of the weekend action, Port St. Joe faced Bay. Starting pitcher MaKayla Ramsey hurled a complete game, allowing nine hits and two earned runs while walking one and striking out four. Katie Lacour was 3 for 3 with a triple and scored three runs to pace the offense. Haley Wood had a hit, scored a run and drove in a run. Ramsey had a hit and an RBI and Shannon Pridgeon and Christian Laine each added a hit. Brittany King drove in a run. Bay High defeated Sneads in the middle game of the afternoon 5-4 on a suicide squeeze bunt in the seventh inning. Sneads and Port St. Joe took a game knotted at 1-all into the bottom of the ninth inning. With one out, Laine bunted for a single. A passed ball moved her to second and right fielder Lexie McGhee moved Laine to third on a fielders choice. With Lacour at the plate, the Sneads pitcher uncorked a wild pitch allowing Laine to score the winning run. Ramsey (7-2) was on the mound all nine innings for Port St. Joe, allowing four hits and one earned run while striking out six and walking four. Katie Gardner had a two-out RBI double in the fifth inning, scoring Lacour, who had two hits and scored a run. Wood, Pridgeon and Laine each had a hit. The Lady Sharks were at Liberty County on Tuesday, are at South Walton tonight and travel to Franklin County on Friday. SPECIAL TO THE STARKatie Gardner, hitting here against Bay High, had a run-scoring double in a win over Sneads this past weekend.Volleyball camp at PSJHSStar Staff ReportThe Port St Joe High School Lady Tiger Sharks will host a volleyball camp for younger girls. The camp is designed to allow players to learn the fundamentals of bump passing, overhead passing, and serving. Campers will learn from the Port St. Joe High School coaching staff and players how playing and competing the right way is always fun. The camp is designed for girls going into the fourth grade through eighth grade in the fall of 2012. The camp will be from 9 a.m. to noon EDT Monday through Thursday, June 47. The hours will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, June 8. The camp will be at the PSJ High School gymnasium. There will be stations for the young players to rotate through and nish the day on Friday with an afternoon tournament. Snacks and drinks will be provided Monday through Thursday, and on Friday there will be a pizza lunch. After lunch, as many games as can be played before 3 p.m. will occur. Participants should bring their own kneepads; water, snacks, volleyballs, etc. will be provided The camp fee is $35 and the deadline for registration is May 15. There is a minimum of 12 girls needed for the camp to work. Register early so T-shirts can be ordered for the girls. Registration forms are available in the high school front of ce or online at http://psjhs-gcs.schoolloop.com/ and check the news section of the main page. For more information, call W. Taylor at 229-8251 or email at wtaylor@gulf.k12. .us Email will be responded to quicker. SPECIAL TO THE STARTop row, left to right: Jasmin Thomas, Gene Quinn, Trey Sanders, Wesley Wilmot and Jarrett Browning Bottom row, left to right: Kendre Gant, Devin Crews, Jaden Grantland, Cameron Harmon and Drew Jones.Port St. Joe boys win AAU basketball tournamentStar Staff ReportThe fth-grade boys from Port St. Joe traveled to Pensacola to play in the 3rd Annual Pensacola Blue Chips AAU Basketball Tournament. The format of the tournament was three pool-play games, which determined seeding for a singleelimination tournament nale. Port St. Joe opened with a 25-13 win over Gulf Shores Riptide. Port St. Joe jumped up early and led 15-2 at halftime en route to the victory. Wesley Wilmot led Port St. Joe with 12 points. Jasmin Thomas added eight, Gene Quinn and Trey Sanders two points apiece and Devin Crews one point. Next up for PSJ was the Crestview Force. The Force scored the games rst seven points and led by 10 points at halftime. Port St. Joe closed to within six but the Force put the game away 36-24. Thomas led the way for Port St. Joe with 10 points. Wilmot added nine, Sanders three and Cameron Harmon two. In the nal game of pool play, PSJ cruised to a 23-14 win over the Pensacola Heat. Thomas had 15 points for Port St. Joe, Sanders four, Quinn and Crews two points apiece. In the rst elimination game, Port St. Joe again played the Heat. Port St. Joe went up 20-6 at halftime and won 31-19, putting PSJ in the nal and a rematch with Crestview. Wilmot had 13 points to lead Port St. Joe. Thomas added 10, Sanders three, Quinn and Jarrett Browning each had two points and Harmon had one. In the championship game, PSJopened on a 7-0 run behind a 3-pointer from Harmon and a pair of steals leading to layups for Thomas. By halftime, Crestview had climbed to within 19-10 and it was the same margin, 24-15, after three quarters. Crestview took a lead for the rst time at 28-26 with 13 seconds remaining in the game. Wilmot hit a 3-pointer from the top of the key to give PSJ the lead and a technical foul on the Crestview coach allowed Wilmot to sink one of two free throws to ice the win and championship. Thomas nished with 15 points, Wilmot 10, Harmon three and Quinn two. The team would like to give special thanks to Coach Raye Bailey Jr. and also to some grandparents that made this trip happen: Tony and Rachel Crews, Bubba and Barbara Harmon and Howard and Charlotte Browning. 5th-grade All StarsGators go 2 for 3The Port St. Joe 12-and-under team of Drew Jones, Jasmine Thomas, Trey sanders, Tese Wyattt, Tyreke Sims, Tyson Davis, Cully Kerrigan (not pictured) and Aaron Paul recently won the Northwest Florida Youth Basketball Tournament, hosted by Port St. Joe Junior/Senior High School. The tournament featured teams from across Northwest Florida, from Navarre to Franklin County. The team was coached by Javion Langston and Trubias Hill. YOUTH TOURNAMENT Star Staff ReportThe Wewahitchka High School baseball team won two of its last three games surrounding Spring Break. The Gators beat Graceville 3-2, lost to Vernon 11-5 and beat Cottondale 11-1. On March 7, against Graceville, Chris Myrick pitched a complete-game eight-hitter for his second win of the season, striking out six and walking two while allowing two earned runs. Myrick also had a double and scored a run. Justin Flowers paced the Gator offense with a pair of hits, driving in two and scoring a run. In the loss to Vernon two days later, the Gators were led by Cory Walding, who was 1 for 3 and scored twice and Jay Shiver, who went 1 for 2 with a run-scored. On March 12 against Cottondale, Flowers was 3 for 3 with a double, three runs-scored and two RBIs and Hunter McDaniel drove in three runs with a double and single in two plate appearances. Heath Bailey was 2 for 4 with a double, three RBIs and a runscored. Myrick pitched four innings, allowing four hits and striking out three. The game was called after four innings because of the mercy rule. Wewahitchka was at Franklin County on Monday. Lady Gator offense clickingStar Staff ReportAs the high school softball season picks up, so do the bats of the Wewahitchka High School Lady Gators. After winning two of three over the past 10 days, the Lady Gators are 7-4 overall and 5-2 in District 1-1A. The Lady Gators downed Blountstown 8-5 on March 9, fell in a 19-14 shootout in their only game during the break, See CLICKING A10

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SportsA10 | The Star Thursday, March 22, 2012 Dalys Dock & Dive Center317 Monument Ave Port St. Joe, FL 32456www.DALYSDOCK.com Dalys Dock & Port St. Joe, FL 32456 www.DALYSDOCK.com COMMERCIAL RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITY ASSOCIATIONMGR. SPRINGPROMOTION NEW CUSTOMERS 1/2OFF 2 MONTHSGULF COUNTY AND MEXICO BEACH (850) 247.8956www.coastalpoolandspa.com 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 All-Star Classic East girls team setBy BRAD MILNER747-5065 | @PCNHBradMilner bmilner@pcnh.com Its been said that variety is the spice of life. And its variety that may bring a victory to the Freedom All-Star Classic East girls team. The 12-player basketball roster comprising senior athletes in The News Heralds coverage area has been selected and its balanced. The East girls have struggled in the series against the West, which is chosen by the sports department at the Northwest Florida Daily News, losing six of the previous seven games. One key ingredient in the Easts lone win in 2007 was post play. Gracevilles Erika Johnson paced the East to a 90-76 win and earned MVP honors. One of the coaches on that team, Mosleys Steve Can eld, returns this year for his third appearance in the series. This years game starts at 11 a.m. April 7 and will be contested at the Billy Harrison Field House on the campus of Gulf Coast State College. Post play could gure to be another key ingredient this year. The East team features three players who can stake a claim to the paint in Ponce de Leons Jazz Flock, Gracevilles Wynterra Pittman and Arnolds Grace Tennyson. Flock averaged a double-double in scoring and rebounding during the Pirates Class 1A semi nal and nal games in leading her team to a 28-2 record and state championship. Pittman almost averaged a double-double in the same categories for the season and Tennyson averaged 7.9 rebounds a game while adding 31 blocked shots for the Marlins. They combine with Mosleys Deanna Can eld and Malones Olivia Daniels as players who can play forward and provide a presence around the rim. The remaining seven spots on the roster are occupied by guards with varied size and speed. Bays Tia Webb stands 5-foot-9 and played point guard for the Tornadoes, albeit doing so out of her natural shooting guard spot because of roster necessity. Bethlehems Kaylin Grif n played taller than her 5-7 stature with eight rebounds a game for the Wildcats and both she and Webb averaged more than 10 ppg. Gracevilles Tiara Sorey also stands 5-7 and provides size at point guard. They join smaller guards in Mosleys Tasha Trzaska, Rutherfords Lakia Snowden, Ponce de Leons Kate Carroll and Sneads Latilya Baker. Each proved they can provide scoring punch and 3point prowess. THE 2012 FREEDOM ALL-STAR CLASSIC EAST GIRLS ROSTERG Latilya Baker, Sneads F Deanna Can eld, Mosley G Kate Carroll, Ponce de Leon G/F Olivia Daniels, Malone F/C Jazz Flock, Ponce de Leon G Kaylin Grif n, Bethlehem F/C Wynterra Pittman, Graceville C Grace Tennyson, Arnold G Tasha Trzaska, Mosley G Lakia Snowden, Rutherford G Tiara Sorey, Graceville G Tia Webb, Bay Coach: Steve Can eld, Mosley CLICKING from page A9March 12 against Graceville, and downed Altha 14-4 on Monday.Ashleigh Price pitched seven innings, striking out six and walking two in beating Blountstown. Tara Walding was 3 for 4 with a triple and one RBI and Cheyenne Luckie was 2 for 3 with a double and an RBI for Wewahitchka. Jessica Smith was 2 for 3 and reached on a walk and Tori Lanter had a pair of singles in four trips to the plate. Price started on the mound against Graceville and went ve innings, Smith coming on in relief for the nal two innings. Combined Price and Smith walked 10 and struck out four. Smith was 4 for 5 with a triple, double and two RBIs and Walding was 5 for 5 with a triple, double and three RBIs to pace the Lady Gators. Jaden Rouse had four singles in ve trips to the plate and Lanter was 3 for 5 with an RBI. Alyssa Bass had two singles and drove in three. Ashley Price started on the mound against Altha and worked three innings striking out four. Smith relieved and pitched the nal two innings of the game, called after ve innings based on the mercy rule, striking out two and walking two. Smith was 3 for 3 with a home run, triple and double for the Lady Gators. Lanter was 2 for 3 with a walk and drove in one run and Walding had a two-run triple. The Lady Gators host Vernon at 6 p.m. CT on Friday.

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Star Staff Report Spring is in the air along the Forgotten Coast. The Salt Air Farmers Market begins its fourth year on Saturday, April 7, providing Port St. Joe and surrounding areas fresh produce, home-baked breads, jams, fresh seafood, our local Tupelo Honey and a variety of knickknacks from local artists and craftsmen. Supported by the Small Farms Program at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, headed by Dr. Jennifer Taylor, the Salt Air Farmers Market is a true grassroots, community effort. As a result of Taylors guidance, the Salt Air Market draws both local and regional farmers. The Salt Air farmers are from North Florida and South Georgia and bring in seasonal fruits and vegetables. A longtime participating member of the market, Dorothy and Willard Barnhart of Barnhart Farms were recently named the 2011 Jefferson County Outstanding Farm Family of the Year. The Barnhart family owns about 162 acres in various parts of Jefferson County and harvests about 50 chemical free acres at a time. Planting from seeds, the family rotates crops according to need. Some of the crops that the Barnharts raise include: broccoli, collard greens, turnips, tomatoes, carrots, zucchini, squash, various peppers, spinach, Red Russian kale and two types of okra. B&H Farms of Pelham grows organic tomatoes, eggplant, cucumbers, peppers, squash, greens, lettuce and herbs. B&H also offers home bake pies and quiche. At the market, our own Indian Pass Nursery specializes in native and h ard-tond heirloom tomatoes. The Salt Air Farmers Market offers a venue for local artists to show off handcrafted soaps, unique tie dye garments, hand painted glassware, jewelry, shell art and more. Fresh coffee is donated by No Name Caf Books and More and is sold along with Lorindas delicious homemade breads jams and chow-chow. As a result of the market, City Commons Park downtown Port St. Joe where the market is held, was redesigned and upgraded through city and county funding, community effort, grants and the team at our local Redevelopment Agency. It is now a beautiful and welcoming park, complete with a monument to the paper mill workers of Port St Joe. The Salt Air Famers Market has built a pavilion that has become the focal point of City Commons Park. To encourage community involvement, the market offers free tables at every market for the use of local non-pro t organizations, PTAs, Softball Teams, Churches, Scouts, etc. are invited to join us at each market. This year the Salt Air Farmers Market has partnered with From the Heart of Sopchoppy recording studio will be offering live entertainment by Mimi Hearn at the opening market on April 7. Some portions of the market will be lmed for an episode of From the Heart Music Hour to be broadcast on WFSU at a later date. The Salt Air Farmers Market is held on the rst and third Saturday of every month April though November at the corner of Reid Avenue and State Highway 71 in Port St. Joe from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT. You can also visit the website at www. saltairmarket.com or follow the Salt Air Farmers Market on Facebook. Thursday, March 22, 2012 COMMUNITY www.starfl.com BPage 1Section SPECIAL TO THE STARThe Salt Air Farmers Market reopens next month.Salt Air Farmers Market returns April 7 Safety on 2 wheels Members of the Port St. Joe R. A. Driesbach Sr. Lodge No. 77 of the Knights of Pythias sponsored a Bike Rodeo and Bicycle Safety Check last week at the Washington Recreation Center for elementary and middle school age children. The goal of the rodeo was to provide an opportunity for the participants to learn, practice, and demonstrate their bicycle handling skills in a fun, noncompetitive atmosphere. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, each year, more than 500,000 people in the U.S. are treated in emergency departments, and more than 700 people die as a result of bicycle-related injuries. Children are at particularly high risk for bicycle-related injuries. In 2010, children 15 years and younger accounted for 59 percent of all bicyclerelated injuries seen in U.S. emergency departments. The Rodeo began with Gulf County Sheriff of cers Chris Buchanan and Larry Dickey conducting short lectures and showing videos on Safety Rules of the Road and Proper Use of Bike Helmets. Inspection stations were set up to make safety checks of tires, air pressure, brakes, cranks, chains and frames. Repairs of bicycles were made by Sir Knights Horace Barr, Bonnie Bell, Eugene Jones, Kenneth Monette, Chancellor Commander Clarence Monette and GCSO deputy Jay Smith. Each child was given an opportunity to navigate a skills course with their bicycle. The skills course consisted of teaching and testing each childs ability to turn corners, ride in a circle, stop quickly; obey stop signs, obey yield signs, use hand signals, be respectful of other bikers and listen to safety pointers from spotters around the skills course. Each participant received a bike helmet and refreshments. Everyone had a great time. Star Staff Report The Fraternal Order of Knights of Pythias and its members are dedicated to the cause of universal peace. Pythians are eager to enhance the communities in which they live and respect and honor the law of the land in which they live. Pythians seek to expand their circle of influence by association with people of like interests and energy. For more information about the Knights of Pythias programs, visit the website at www.knightsofpythiasfl.com. Climbing toward successBy VALERIE GARMAN229-7843 | @valeriegarman vgarman@star .comCarlos Likely has learned a successful interview relies mostly on body language. Hes learned how to address his strengths and weaknesses, that eye contact and clear language are key interview skills and that in order to become a better speaker, you need to step outside of your comfort zone. Upon moving back to Port St. Joe to a 7-month-old daughter after an unsuccessful stab at college, the 22-year-old Likely admitted he needed some structure to point him in the right direction. Likely was one of 10 students to participate in The Ladder program, a veweek pilot program through the Gulf Coast Workforce Board, funded with assistance from the Jessie Ball duPont Foundation. The Ladder targets unemployed young adults between the ages of 18 and 24 for services intended to prepare them for the workforce and increase their likelihood of retention and advancement once employed. One of the major components of the program is improving communications skills through Dale Carnegie training, a course designed to take the students out of their comfort zones and teach them how to express themselves. Before beginning The Ladder program, Likely said he was closed off and lacking the communication skills needed for long-term employment. At the beginning of the program, I was on the shy side but they had us doing silly things to get us loose and comfortable, Likely said. My problem, I was too closed off. My main focus was to be more open. He is now con dent that the job search he will begin next week will be a successful one. Most of (the students) are shy, said Assane Beye, the program instructor. If they know something, they cant express themselves. Its about being able to put their thoughts into words. Beye said Likely is one of the programs success stories and describes Likelys transformation as unbelievable. 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Star Staff ReportVolunteers are needed. Volunteers are needed at the lighthouse on occasion and one important event coming up is the Lighthouse Challenge in April. The Challenge is every two years. Also, each year from October to March, there are full moon climbs, and one person in the tower isnt enough. It would be so much easier if staff could put two volunteers in the tower, one at the bottom and one at the top. Snowbirds or winter visitors to the cape, this would be a cool job that only requires three to four hours each month during the winter. Call and help out. Volunteering at the lighthouse is also great for couples. High school students, your help is also needed and this might be an easy and fun way to earn extra credits for graduation, so please give a call. For more information and to volunteer, call Beverly Douds at 229-1151 or 229-1094. 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 OFTHEWEEKPET St. Joseph Bay Humane Society MEDICARE PLANSEXCELLENT COVERAGE ANYONE CAN AFFORDTOP QUALITY COMPANY TUCKER LIFE-HEALTH INSURANCE, INC. RATED A+ BY BETTER BUSINESS BUREAURoss E. Tucker, Agentsince 1981Chartered Life Underwriter Registered Health Underwriter850-926-2200 or 800-226-7005www.tuckerlifehealth.com SocietyB2 | The Star Thursday, March 22, 2012Time to plant cucumbersBy Roy Lee CarterCounty Extension directorIts cucumber planting time. Some gardeners already might have cukes in the ground. They can be planted from February through April in the Northern portions of our state. Just dont wait too long, because cucumbers do not grow well during the hot humid months of summer. The cucumber is a widely cultivated plant in the gourd family cucurbitaceae, which includes squash, and in the same genus as the muskmelon. The plant is a creeping vine which bears cylindrical edible fruit when ripe. There are three main varieties of cucumber: pickling, slicing and burpless. Within these varieties, several different cultivars have emerged. The cucumber is originally from India but is now grown on most continents. Cucumbers are a popular crop with Florida gardeners, because theyre easy to grow in all areas of our state. My information was provided by Extension Small Farm Specialist Dr. Steve Olson, of the University of Floridas Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. Cucumbers grow best on slightly acid soils. If the pH of your garden plot is below 5.5, you should add lime three to 5 pounds of dolomite per 100 square feet of row, applied one to three months before planting. If your soil pH is above 6.6 you probably should add some minor plant foods, such as iron and manganese. These can be applied when you fertilize. When preparing the garden for cucumbers, broadcast one quart of a general purpose fertilizer, such as an 8-8-8, along every 25 feet of row. Mix the fertilizer into the soil to a depth of three or four inches. Next, shape up the bed. Then, open shallow furrows about three inches from both sides of the line where seeds are to be planted. Distribute one-half quart of fertilizer in each 25 feet of furrow. Cover the fertilizer with soil, and water the prepared bed before sowing the seeds. Every two or three weeks, after the plants start growing, add a little fertilizer about one cup 25 feet of row and water it in. Cucumbers are started by planting seeds directly in the garden. Sow seeds two or three times thicker than the spacing suggested on the seed packet. When the rst true leaves appear, thin the plants to the proper spacing. Keep the soil well moistened by watering thoroughly once or twice a week. Although cucumbers are easy to grow, some care is needed. An area at least one foot in diameter around each plant should be kept weed free. Watch for aphids, leaf miners, beetles, and fruit worms. If insects attack, spray or dust the plant with Bifenthrin, Malathion or Sevin. Damage from-damping-off fungi are a common problem with young seedlings. This danger can be minimized by planting treated seeds. Mildews and leaf spots which may injure growing leaves can be controlled by weekly applications of a fungicide, such as Maneb, Ridomil or Chlorothalonil can be used. Mulching around the plants will prevent some fruit rots. Since there are both male and female owers on each cucumber vine, bees are needed for pollination. Male owers will not form fruit. So dont be alarmed when you see them dropping from the vines. Cucumbers should be picked when they are tender, crisp and green. Removing ripe fruit from the vines encourages new fruit growth. Small slicing cucumbers may be used for pickling. But, pickling types make poor slicers. For more information on Cucumber Production, call the Gulf County Extension Service at 639-3200, 229-2909 or visit the website at http://gulf.ifas.u .edu. Maryanne Earley, Jarrett Bradley Nelson-McVay to wedMr. and Mrs. B. Phillip Earley and Mr. Jimmy Nelson and Mrs. Kristi Fontaine request the honor of your presence at the marriage of their children, Maryanne Earley and Jarrett Nelson-McVay at 4:30 p.m. EDT Saturday, March 24 at First Baptist Church at 102 3rd St. in Port St. Joe. A reception will be held immediately following at Oak Grove Church, 613 Madison St. WEDDINGSUpcoming Relay For Life efforts at the VFWStar Staff ReportOn Friday, March 23 the VFW Relay For Life Team will be serving Walking Tacos at the VFW for their TGIF. They will be asking for a donation of $4 each. They will start serving at 6 p.m. EDT. All proceeds will go to the Relay For Life being held at Port St. Joe High School Shark Stadium on April 27. On Saturday, March 24 the VFW Relay For Life team members will be having a yard sale and again all proceeds will go to the Relay For Life. It will be from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT behind the VFW Post Home in Highland View. Come by and support the cause. On Friday, April 6 the VFW Relay For Life Team will be serving Reuben sandwiches at the VFW for their TGIF. They will be asking a donation of $5 for a plate which will include potato salad, carrot salad, the sandwich and dessert. They will be serving at 6 p.m. EDT and all proceeds will be going to their Relay For Life. American Legion Post 116 sh fryStar Staff ReportAmerican Legion Post 116 will hold a bene t sh fry from 11:30 a.m. EDT on Good Friday, April 6, until the sh is gone, at Veterans Memorial Park in Beacon Hill. Plates will include sh, cole slaw, baked beans and hush puppies. Soft drinks and water will also be available. Cost is a $6 donation with all proceeds used for community projects. Help needed at Cape San Blas Lighthouse ROY LEE CARTERCounty extension director

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Special to The Star Florida High School/ High Tech students and sponsors recently met with their Business Advisory Council to discuss group activities and to gain business sponsors for upcoming Career Shadowing Day and summer internships. Cathy Cox, activities director, and Pat Hardman, director, gave the presentation. The group welcomed Juanise Grif n, who will become the activities director in March. Florida High School/ High Tech is a career mentoring program for Port St. Joe High School students with disabilities. The goal is to provide students an opportunity to explore career options for after high school, to engage in mentoring in elds in which they have an interest, to learn employability skills and to participate in paid internships to have true employment experience with businesses who mentor and teach them the rules of the game and how to be an employee who is an asset. Florida High School/ High Tech of Gulf County has grown to 26 PSJHS students and is in its fourth year. It is one of 27 Florida HS/HT Programs in Florida. Three student members attended the luncheon to receive their awards for already having met the number of points required to allow them to participate in paid internships this summer. Mary Branch, Carl Sheline and Cameron Pryor also received gift certi cates. These three have already Keith L. Jones, CPA, of Port St. Joe Begins Sixth Year as Board of Governors Member for the Florida Institute of Certied Public AccountantsKeith L. Jones, CPA, of Port St. Joe will begin his sixth consecutive year as a member of the Florida Institute of CPAs Board of Governors and will also serve his fellow CPAs as the Region I Representative for the year July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013. This prestigious honor was bestowed upon Keith by his colleagues in the Tallahassee, Miracle Strip (Bay, Gulf, Calhoun, Jackson, Washington, and Holmes Counties) Emerald Coast (Destin/ Ft. Walton), West Florida (Greater Pensacola Area) Chapters of the FICPA. As Regional Representative, Keith will continue to be responsible for coordination of the regions affairs, assisting members from Pensacola to Tallahassee in attaining their goals and encouraging members to become more active. He earned his certication as a CPA in 1995, joined the FICPA in 1996, and has served on more than two dozen committees for the FICPA over the last sixteen years. Duke was born and raised in Port St Joe and is married to Emily Jones and has two step-children, Abby and Hinson. 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Star Staff ReportThe Gulf District after-school program participated in a spring planting project with the Gulf County Extension Service. Students studied planting, soil testing and fertilizing. All students learned the proper way to treat and care for a cabbage plant. Soil samples were tested with a scienti c experiment to determine the soil make-up and the role water and fertilizer plays in the growth process. Teachers were Sharron Hoffman, Adrian West, Shelly Oliver, Elizabeth Davis, Paulette Best, Reina Nixon and Julie Hodges. Also, thank you to Roy Lee Carter and Melody Taylor for their devotion of time and supplies to our students at the Port St. Joe Elementary School After-School Program. Together we make learning happen. LEARNING ABOUT PLANTING Special to The StarGulf Coast State College was awarded a $500,000 grant from the State of Florida to provide training to biology teachers in 13 Northwest Florida counties, including Gulf County. The primary goal of the Northwest Florida Teacher Preparation Partnership Grant is to increase both content knowledge for high school biology teachers and their students. Other goals are to provide high quality professional development that addresses Floridas Next Generation Sunshine State Standards as well as research-based best practices of teaching the content. The rst of ve Saturday workshops recently was held with 27 area teachers in Chipley. We are enthusiastic about this award to assist teachers achieving excellence in the classroom, especially in the sciences, said Jim Kerley, GCSC president. We strive to have a great partnership with our K-12 educational family and are so pleased with the efforts of our faculty and staff to bring additional resources to our institution. Faculty from GCSCs Educator Preparation Institute will serve as the teaching experts and Natural Sciences faculty will serve as content experts in biology. The Panhandle Area Educational Consortium also serves as a partner in this endeavor to reach historically underserved and under-represented populations and make a positive impact on student achievement.GCSC grant to assist teachers increase high school achievement WES hosts childrens authorStar Staff ReportOn Thursday, March 29, Wewahitchka Elementary School and media specialist Mrs. Kim Ludlam welcome childrens author R. Friend. Friend is an author, storyteller, songwriter, entertainer, musician and comedian. Her day at WES will begin with a presentation on stage for students in kindergarten through fourth grade. This will be a character-based assembly program with professional storytelling, music, sign language, puppets and audience participation. Friend will present a writing workshop for thirdgraders and the day will conclude with Family Book Fair Night in the school Media Center. Family Nights are a great opportunity to bring old and young together as parents and grandparents carve out time in their busy schedules to be with their loved ones. Join us for Book Fair Family Night from 5 to 7 p.m. CDT Thursday, March 29 in the WES Media Center. Come meet R. Friend and enjoy, visit and shop for a wonderful book or two. The Book Fair has books for all ages. High School/High Tech luncheon for Business Advisory Council Strange makes Deans ListSpecial to The StarHeather B. Strange of Wewahitchka, a junior, was named to the Deans List of Mercer Universitys Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics for the fall 2011 semester. Inclusion on this list requires students to meet rigorous grade-point-average standards for the Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics. Founded in 1833, Mercer University is a dynamic and comprehensive center of undergraduate, graduate and professional education. The university enrolls more than 8,300 students in 11 schools and colleges on campuses in Macon, Atlanta and Savannah and at four regional academic centers across the state. Mercer is af liated with four teaching hospitals Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah, the Medical Center of Central Georgia in Macon, and The Medical Center and St. Francis Hospital in Columbus and has educational partnerships with Warner Robins Air Logistics Center in Warner Robins and Piedmont Healthcare in Atlanta. The University operates an academic press and a performing arts center in Macon and an engineering research center in Warner Robins. Mercer is the only private university in Georgia to eld an NCAA Division I athletic program. The Lions Tale earned refurbished laptop computers through the program. Throughout the year, students gather points through community service, meeting attendance and participation to earn laptops and to be eligible for the summer paid internships. One of their community service programs this year was to restock the food pantry at People Helping People in January and they collected more than 500 pounds of food and $1,200. Several of the business leaders who have participated in the mentoring and internship programs for Florida HS/HT students in the past spoke on how much their own employees and they had gained from being involved with the students in the program, as well as how the students were given true work experiences during the summer internships. Representatives in attendance included Fairpoint Communications, Susan Machemer and Pat Jones; Gulf County, Commissioner Warren Yeager; The Bridge at St Joseph Bay, Terri Nelson; Gulf 2 Bay Development & Construction, Pat Hardman; Christian Community Development Fund, Diana Burkett; Gulf County Workforce Board, Tamlyn Smith; Gulf County Schools, Andria Dixon, Pam Lister, Jeremy Knapp, and Deborah Crosby. Florida High School/High Tech needs more businesses in Gulf County to work with the students on Career Shadowing Day in April and during the paid internships this summer. Call our new activities director, Juanise Grif n, at 229-6140 if you or your business is willing to work with these young people. The success of the program has increased the number of students who have earned the right to participate.

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Sunday: Worship at Sunset Park 8 am Saturday: Coffee Time 8 11 am Monday: Life Tree Caf 7 pm1602 Hwy 98, Mexico Beach, FL (850) 890.1424 www.livingwateratthebeach.com Jerry Arhelger, SOUTHERLAND FAMILY FUNERAL HOME507 10th Street Port St. Joe(850) 229-8111 TO KNOW CHRIST AND TO MAKE HIMKNOWNST. JAMES EPISCOPAL CHURCH800 22ND STREET, PORT ST. JOE8:00 and 11:00 a.m. (EST) Sunday School 9:45 www.stjamesepiscopalchurch.orgCome worship with us! Rector Father Tommy Dwyer St. Peters Church, ACC(Traditional Services 1928 BCP) Morning Prayer & Holy Communion Sunday...............10:00 A.M. Community Healing Service 6:00 P.M. 4th Thursday of Every MonthThe Rev. Dr. D. Pete Windham, Priest The Rev Lou Little, Deacon Services Temporarily at Senior Citizens Center, 120 Library DriveAn Unchanging Faith In A Changing World Morning Prayer & Holy Communion Sunday...............10:00 A.M.The Rev. Lou Little, PriestServices 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 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 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) This business invites you to visit the church of your choice this week.Thursday, March 22, 2012 COMFORTER FUNERAL HOMEW. P. Rocky ComforterL.F.D.(850) 227-1818 Thursday, March 22, 2012 FAITHPage B4 www.starfl.com OBITUARYTravis Shorty Davis, 67, of Dayton, Texas, passed away Tuesday, March 6, 2012, in Baytown, Texas, surrounded by his family. He was born Nov. 5, 1944, in Dalkeith, Fla., to his late parents, T.W. and Martha Davis. Shorty moved to Texas in 1969 to attend Texas A & M for heavy equipment operation. He then worked for Brown & Root in the plants along Highway 146 in Mont Belvieu. While there, he met the love of his life, Michae. Throughout the years, he worked in the oil eld industry with a highlight in 1974 as sharp shooter for Red Adair. In 1988, Shorty found a home at Barbers Hill Independent School District, in the operations department, for 22 years. While there, he spent most of his career at the Primary School and nishing as the night crew supervisor. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother-in-law, James Rollins; grandmother, Mattie Tharp; and best friends, Robert and Carolyn Turner. Survivors include his wife, Michae Shepherd Davis, of Dayton; son, Willie Davis and his wife, In, of Killeen, Texas; daughter, Susan Davis-Stewart and her husband, David, of Cove; acquired daughters and families, Becky Rodriguez, Angie Selt and Anita Turner, all of Baytown; grandchildren, Hannah Davis, Jonah Stewart, Mary and Noel Lopez and Steve, Shanee and Eain Runyon; great-grandchildren, Dathon and Landry Runyon, Jade Borque and Cohen Bolton; brothers, Leland Davis and his wife, Michelle, of Havana, Fla., Joe Davis of Bristol, Fla., and Harold Davis and his wife, Pam, of Wilmington, N.C.; sisters, Genell Cantrell and her husband, Larry, of Ellijay, Ga., Yvonne Rollins of Panama City, Fla., and Mattie Jane Henderson of Wewahitchka, Fla.; and numerous nieces and nephews. A celebration of Shortys life was Saturday, March 10, 2012, at Eagle Heights Fellowship of Mont Belvieu. In lieu of usual remembrances, the family requests donations to be made to the Barbara Hill Scholarship Association, P.O. Box 904, Mont Belvieu, Texas 77580 in memory of Travis Shorty Davis. To view his online obituary or post a tribute to his family, go to www.navarrefuneralhome.com. Arrangements under the direction of Navarre Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2444 Rollingbrook Drive, Baytown, Texas 77521.Travis Davis CARD OF THANKSLove SinnersAbortion, murder, adultery, all of them are sin. Its possible you know someone guilty of these, maybe even a friend. I wonder, are you forgiving, or do you tend to condemn? Maybe if you havent done any of these, you think youre better than them. Down through the years, at one time or another, weve looked down on folks for this, even a Christian brother. Take the woman caught in adultery, that the Pharisees tried to get Jesus to condemn. Ive often wondered what He wrote on the ground, it could have been about them. He also said the one without sin, could be the rst to throw. This is when they had a conscience attack, and they all had to go. Jesus didnt condemn the sinner, so why should we? Were just here to witness to the lost, Jesus will handle the judging you see. Just think what a nice world this would be, if we loved each other, like Jesus loves you and me. Billy Johnson Dear Friends and Family of Barbara A Picard, Words cant express how grateful we are for all for the generous donations, love and support that you have shown us during this very dif cult time. Special thanks to Wylie and the entire staff at the El Governor Motel for the beautiful reception. The El Governor was home to our mom for many years and she loved you all! Bobby Pollock for the beautiful memorial wooden urns that you lovingly made, they will be cherished always. Vic Webb, thank you for the transport to and from the airport. Pastor Jerry for an unforgettable funeral service. Jackie Pollock and all of the church ladies for putting the reception dinner together. Its very comforting to know that even though our mom was far from home, she found her new home in Mexico Beach. Jennifer Kenny and Brian Forgette 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.Vacation Bible School FunShop Sky Training Long Avenue Baptist Church in Port St. Joe will host a vacation Bible school training and networking event on March 24 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. EDT. Area churches that are planning to present Group Publishings Sky: Everything is Possible with God VBS this summer will receive hands-on training from a group VBS expert to maximize the impact of their program. In addition to tons of fun and helpful information, participants can network and share ideas. For more information and to register to participate, please call the church of ce at 850-2298691. Blood drive at First Baptist of Port St. JoeThere will be a blood drive at First Baptist Church of Port St. Joe from 1 to 6 p.m. EDT Monday, March 26. All donors receive a free T-shirt. Please sign up at the church of ce.Lifetree Caf open in Mexico BeachLifetree Caf is now open in Mexico Beach across from the El Governor Motel. Simply put, Lifetree Caf is a conversation caf-a place and time for people to gather weekly to experience stories and talk about thought-provoking topics relating to life and faith. The conversation group meets every Monday at 7 p.m. CDT. Lifetree Caf is also open every Saturday morning for free coffee and relaxing conversation. Everyone is welcome. Lifetree Caf is organized in conjunction with Living Water Church at the Beach. Starting in April, Living Water Church at the Beach will have service every Sunday at 8 a.m. CDT on the beach at Sunset Park in Mexico Beach. For more information, visit http://livingwateratthebeach.com/ or call Pastor Ted Richter at 850-890-1424. Dont just celebrate Easter, experience itEaster its the greatest story ever told, and this year at Highland View Assembly of God it comes to life with the Thorn Easter Experience! Experience an Easter service like no other featuring realistic videos of the Easter story, live dramas and beautiful and inspiring music. Join us at 10:30 a.m. EDT Easter Sunday, April 8. Your family will enjoy a friendly, relaxed atmosphere, free refreshments and an Easter egg hunt for the children. For more information, call 850-229-7161 and nd us on Facebook. FAITH BRIEFS Passion Week at Victory TempleVictory Temple First Born Holiness Church Seasoned Women Department will be hosting Passion Week at 7:30 p.m. EDT nightly April 2-6. Speakers to be announced. Everyone is cordially invited to attend the service. Its not about use, but its about Jesus. Come and be blessed.See OBITUARIES B5

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Faith/LocalThe Star| B5Thursday, March 22, 2012 Dont Just Celebrate Easter, Experience It!EASTER its the greatest story ever told, and this year at Highland View Assembly of God it comes to life with The Thorn Easter Experience!Experience an Easter service like no other, including: Join us on Easter Sunday Sunday, April 8 @ 10:30 am EST (850) 229-7161 OBITUARiIESLester F. Neuman, 85, of Beaver Dam, Wis., died Wednesday, March 14, 2012, in Port St. Joe, Fla. The visitation was at Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam on Monday, March 19, 2012, from 5 to 7 p.m. There was also a visitation at St. Jeromes Catholic Church in Columbus on Tuesday, March 20, 2012, from 10 to 10:45 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial followed at the church on Tuesday at 11 a.m. with Fr. Steven J. Kortendick ofciating. Burial was at St. Michaels Cemetery, Town of Beaver Dam, Dodge County, Wis. Lester Frank Neuman was born on September 3, 1926 in Waupun, Wis., to Frank and Leona (Davis) Neuman. He attended a one-room school house in rural Beaver Dam and later married his sweetheart, Delores Nehmer, on Jan. 4, 1949, in Sun Prairie. Lester retired from Kirsch Foundry in1987, where he worked as a grinder. He enjoyed deer hunting and working on his Minneapolis Tractors and also had his hobby farm that occupied much of his time. Later in life, Lester bought a home in Port St. Joe, that he would spend his winters at. He was extremely thankful for the friends that he made in Port St. Joe and considered them to be his second family. His children are very grateful for all his wonderful friends in Port St. Joe. Lester also had family history with his home parish, St. Michaels Catholic Church in Beaver Dam. After its closing, he attended St. Jeromes Catholic Church in Columbus. Lester is survived by his daughters, Barb (Darrell) Lenz of Randolph, Susan (Ambrose) Reihbandt of Beaver Dam, Carol Neuman of Beaver Dam, and Cindy (Tom) Graff of Grand Marsh; sons, Lester C. (Lois) of Beaver Dam, Mike (Mary) of Casco, Ken (Pam) of Beaver Dam, and Jim (Kim Buss) of Columbus; 22 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren, and one great-greatgrandchild; a half-brother, Bill Johnson of West Allis; nieces, nephews other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, a granddaughter, Lori Kay, a son-in-law, Durwin Drews, brothers, Bobby and Teddy, one half-brother, and two half-sisters. The family suggests that memorials be made in Lester F. Neumans name to Green Valley Enterprises, 1223 Madison St., Beaver Dam, WI 53916. The Murray Funeral Home, 131 East Maple Ave. in Beaver Dam, is caring for the family. To leave condolences, for directions, or for other information, visit the website at www.MurrayFH.com. Lester F. NeumanE. Thomas Ford Sr. Tom went home to be with his Lord and Savior on March 13, 2012.  He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Harry F ord.  He is sur vived by his loving wife of 45 years, Dawne and three sons, Randy Ford of Nashville, Tenn., Tommy Ford, his wife, Cathi, and daughter, Jessica, of Lynn Haven, Fla., and Tyler Ford, his wife Kristy, and sons, Zachary and Jacob of Marianna, Fla. Mr. Ford grew up in Apalachicola, Fla. He attended Chipola College and Tulane University, where he played football and graduated with a Bachelors degree in Business Administration in 1955.  He was commissioned into the U.S. Air Force in 1955 and proudly served his country as an Air Force pilot both at home and abroad, retiring at the rank of captain. Following his military service, he moved to Port St. Joe, Fla., and began his 36 year career with the St. Joe Paper Company, retiring in 1996 as the vice-president of sales and a member of the board of directors. Mr. Ford served faithfully as a deacon and treasurer of Long Avenue Baptist Church, among many other leadership roles, for more than 40 years.  He and his wife, Dawne, enjoyed their cabin in Waynesville, N.C., and were active in volunteer service at The Cove, the training center of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association in Asheville, N.C.  He was a wonderful Christian man and a true gentleman.  Dah as he was affectionately known by his grandchildren, will be greatly missed by his friends and family. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Friday, March 16, 2012, at Long Avenue Baptist Church in P ort St. Joe.  Interment immediately followed in Holly Hill Cemeter y.  The family received friends from to 8 p.m. March 15, 2012 at the church. The family would respectfully ask in lieu of owers that donations be made to Faith Christian School, 801 20th St. Port St. Joe, FL 32456.   Condolences may be submitted or viewed at www.southerlandfamily. com. Southerland Family Funeral Home 507 Tenth St. Port St. Joe, FL 32456EE. Thomas Ford SSr. E. tTHoOMaAS for FORD SrR. lLEStTErR fF n NEuUManAN them and push them, said Beye, who recruited his students just from walking around the North Port St. Joe neighborhood. The best way is to get out in the community to talk to them about it explain what the program is about. Because most of his students lack reliable transportation, Beye picks them up every morning and also helps to obtain important documentation they might be lacking like identication and social security cards. Ive got my hands full from recruiting them to making sure they do what they need to do, Beye said. I pick them up every morning and we have personal coaching every afternoon. Because reliable transportation is an integral part of employment, the program also gives the students kick-start means for purchasing a vehicle. The students were provided a $50 stipend each week and also $100 in a joint savings account each week, money to be used on a down payment for a car. Having dependable transportation is key to longterm employment for these young adults, said Kim Bodine, executive director of the Gulf Coast Workforce Board. We can help them nd jobs, but if they cant get to them reliably they wont keep them. While the goal is to assist all of The Ladder students obtain employment, some also will be pursuing further training. Likelys long-term goal is to eventually go back to school and one day open his own business. One of the concepts of The Ladder is that you start where you can and work your way up through effort and education, Bodine said. For example, we have some students who will start work as certied nursing assistants. One has the long-term goal of becoming a traveling nurse she knows that her next step is to earn her LPN certication and then pursue an RN degree. Through The Ladder these young people are learning not just how to enter the workforce but how to succeed. With the ve-week program complete, the students will now begin their job searches. Were trying to train them so they can see what they will have to go through, Beye said. I always tell them, you have to be ready for the world the world wont adjust to you, you have to adjust to the world. SUCCESS from page B1Participating students in the ve-week Ladder Program hold certicates for completing the Dale Carnegie public speaking class, designed to give students the condence needed to successfully interview for jobs. From left to right are Kadiedra Gathers, Arsenio Sims, Shaquize Dawson, Carlos Likely, Latoya Fenn, Keasha Fenn, Ricardo Gainer and instructor Assane Beye. Val AL Eri RI E Gar AR Man AN | The Star More than 50 percent of respondents said that if they saw a newspaper ad for a product they already knew about from the Internet, they were more likely to purchase.SSacred H Heart H Hospital on the Gulf to hold artist reception FridayStar Staff ReportSacred Heart Hospital on the Gulfs Arts In Medicine program will be holding a reception celebrating the rst rotating artist display. Linda Matela, both a hospital volunteer and local artist will be sharing three pieces of her work which will be unveiled at the reception. Born and raised in South Florida, Linda contributes the inuence of Floridas  tropical light, color and water to her art. Now a resident of St. Joe Beach, she was inspired to paint the natural beauty of the area. As Linda shares, My subjects are ordinary, but with the use of layers of color, I create my interpretation of items we discover in the area, like seashells, owers, and sh.  The reception will be from 5 to 7 p.m. with additional tours of the hospitals artwork and information regarding the national movement of integrating arts into healthcare. Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf opened in 2010 to serve residents of Gulf, Franklin and Bay counties. The 19-bed facility in Port St. Joe features 24hour emergency services, inpatient services, surgical services, a full complement of diagnostic and laboratory services, and a helipad to be used by Sacred Hearts regional air ambulance service to provide rapid transport for trauma or critically ill patients. The hospital is operated by Sacred Heart Health System based in Pensacola and a part of Ascension Health, the nations largest system of Catholic, not-for-prot healthcare facilities. For more information about Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf, visit www. sacredheartonthegulf.org, nd us on Facebook or call 850-229-5600. Crop reporting deadline April 15Star Staff ReportThe deadline to report fall and spring seeded crops, wheat, oats and annual rye grass, is April 15, according to a release from the Farm Service Agency. Spring and fall vegetables should be reported 15 days after planting. The nal date to report other crops, peanuts, cotton, corn, soybeans, fruits, grass for hay, seed or grazing must be reported by June 30. For further information, write to the Calhoun-FranklinGulf-and Liberty County FSA Ofce at 17413 NW Leonard St., Blountstown, FL 32424 or call 850-674-8388 or 800-2439912, ext. 6.

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B6| The Star Thursday, March 22, 2012 CLASSIFIEDS 77208S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION: CASE NO.: 23-2009-CA-000562 STATE FARM BANK, F.S.B., Plaintiff, vs. DANA W ILLS COPELAND; STATE FARM BANK, F.S.B.; GEORGE COPELAND; 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 1st day of March, 2012, 2012, and entered in Case N o. 23-2009-CA-000562, of the Circuit Courtof the 14th Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida, wherein STATE FARM BANK, F.S.B. is the Plaintiff and DANA WILLS COPELAND, STATE FARM BANK, F.S.B., GEORGE COPELAND and UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the, FRONT LOBBY OF THE GULF COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 1000 5TH STREET, PORT ST. JOE, FL 32456, 11:00 A.M. on the 31st day of May, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF U.S. GOVERNMENT LOT NO. 7, IN FRACTIONAL SECTION 30, TOWNSHIP 4 SOUTH, RANGE 9 WEST, IN GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE R UN S8954E, 425.00 FEET ALONG THE LOT LINE; THENCE R UN N0135W, 100.00 FEET; THENCE RUN S8954E, 425.00 FEET; THENCE R UN S0135E, 100.13 FEET; THENCE R UN N8954W, 425.00 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. Dated this 2nd day of March, 2012. REBECCA NORRIS Clerk of the Circuit Court By: BA BAXTER Deputy Clerk Attorney for Plaintiff: LAW OFFICE OF MARSHALL C. WATSON, P.A. 1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309 Telephone: (954) 453-0365 (954) 771-6052 Toll F ree: 1-800-441-2438 March 15, 22, 2012 77194S NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN T HAT AMERICAS MINI STORAGE AND OFFICE, INC., INTENDS TO DISPOSE OF OR OFFER FOR SALE THE PERSONAL PROPERTY DESCRIBED BELOW TO ENFORCE A LIEN IMPOSED ON SAID PROPERTY UNDER THE SELF STORAGE FACILITY ACT STATUTES SECTION 83.801-83.89. AMERICAS MINI STORAGE AND OFFICE, INC., WILL DISPOSE OF SAID PROPERTY NO LATER THAN THE DATE OF MARCH 31, 2012. PROPERTY IS LOCATED AT 141 COMMERCE DRIVE, PORT ST. JOE, FL. GULF COUNTY. SALE DATE: Saturday, 3/31/2012 8:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. David OBarr 477 Eagles Landing Pondersura Pines Port St. Joe, FL 32456 24X40 WAREHOUSE UNIT#149-F 1,000 Sq. Ft. of Misc. Construction Tools: Metal Roof-cutting Machine, Metal Beake Machine, Metal Bending Machine, Rolls of Metal (cuts rolled roof panels), Forklift -25 TailLift USA in excellent condition, Fishing Equipment, Tool Boxes, Coolers, Ladders, Filing Cabinets, Scaffolds, Jaws, and lots of tools and misc! Will accept highest bid on total unit. Call (850) 229-8014 Feb 2, 9, 2012 March 15, 22, 2012 77214S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA File No. 11-20 PR IN RE: ESTATE OF RICHARD H. LOGAN, III Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Richard H. Logan, III, deceased, whose date of death was February 12, 2012, is pending in the Circuit Court for Gulf County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL 32456. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is March 15, 2012. Attorney for Personal Representative: Mel C. Magidson Jr. Attorney for Marcus Sturdivant Florida Bar Number: 261629 528 6th St. P.O. Box 340 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 Phone: (850) 227 7800 Fax: (850) 227 7878 Personal Representative: Marcus Sturdivant 111 Heritage Lane Port St. Joe, FL 32456 March 15, 22, 2012 77238S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE N O.: 23-2011-CA-000421 DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR MSAC 2007-SEA1, Plaintiff, vs. DEBRA D. WRIGHT A/K/A DEBRA WRIGHT, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION TO: DEBRA D. WRIGHT A/K/A DEBRA WRIGHT Last Known Address: 192 Charles Avenue Wewahitchka, FL 32465 Current Address: Unknown ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING B Y, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS Last Known Address: Unknown Current Address: Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in Gulf County, Florida: LOT 5, BLOCK 1, STEBEL HEIGHTS SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL PLAT THEREOF ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A LOT 5, BLOCK 1, STEBEL HEIGHTS SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL P LAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 53, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 192 CHARLES AVE, WEWAHITCHKA, FL 32465-7146 Trades & Services 227-7847 GET YOUR AD INCALL TODAY! 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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 Looking for a place to go on Wetapo Creek in case of Hurricane. 32ft Catamaran at Port St. Joe. Would like to pay to reserve space. Call Jim Morpeth 706-566-1172 or email jmorpeth@aol.com Port St. Joe : 108 Hunter Circle. Sat March 24th, 8a-12EstMulti Family Salebaby items, household items, prom dresses & more Sweatmore Strawberry RanchOPEN MAR 22nd 8AM Weather Permitting Mon-Sat 8am-7pm Sunday 8am-5pm 850-722-4819 HOME GYM FOR SALE: Total Gym machine 3000xl, Health Rider Treadmill, Elliptical all in good shape $500.00 TAKES ALL.229-8014 The Key to Savings Start here in Classifieds. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses within 30 days after the first publication, if any, on Albertelli Law, Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is P.O. Box 23028, Tampa, FL 33623, and file the original with this Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney, or immediately thereafter; otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint or petition. This notice shall be published once a week for two consecutive weeks in the The Star. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this court on this 7th day of March, 2012. REBECCA NORRIS Clerk of the Circuit Court By: BA BAXTER Deputy Clerk Attorney for Plaintiff: Albertelli Law P.O. Box 23028 Tampa, FL 33623 **See the Americans with Disability Act: If you are a person 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. March 15, 22, 2012 77240S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 11-340-CA PROSPERITY BANK, Plaintiff, vs. JAMES H. GORTMAN AND BRENDA G. GORTMAN, AND THE GULLF COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: JAMES H. GORTMAN and BRENDA G. GORTMAN, and the, unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, grantee, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees and all other parties claiming interest by, through, under or against, Defendants, James H. Gortman and Brenda Gortman, and all parties having or claiming to have any right, title or interest in the property herein described and To All Others Whom It May Concern: YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a Foreclosure Complaint on the following parcel of real property located in Gulf County, Florida, described as follows: Parcel 1: Starting at the Northeast corner of te Southwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter of Section 36, Township 4 South, Range 10 West and thence run North 8 chains; thence run West 629.6 feet for POB; thence run West 100 feet; thence run North 2.61 chains; thence run East 100 feet; thence run South 2.61 chains to the POB in Section 36, Township 4 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida. Parcel 2: Commence at the Southwest corner of Lot 6, Block A of Thomas Subdivision, said subdivision being recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 15, Public Records of Gulf County, Florida; thence run South 1 West to the North R/W of Old Dairy Road for POB; from said POB retrace the line last described above to the Southwest corner of Lot 6, Block A of Thomas Subdivision; thence along the South line of said Lot 6, Block A of Thomas Subdivision a distance of 79.50 feet; thence South 1 East to the North R/W of Old Dairy Road; thence West to the POB. Said parcel being in Section 36, Township 4 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defense, if any, to it on Steven L. Applebaum, attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is Post Office Box 9454, Panama City Beach, Florida 32417, on or before April 13, 2012, and file the original with the Clerk of this Court before service on Plaintiff or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of the Court on this 6th day of March, 2012. REBECA NORRIS Clerk of the Court BA BAXTER Deputy Clerk Attorney for Plaintiff: STEVEN L. APPLEBAUM, Law Office of Brian D. Hess P.O. Box 9454 Panama City Beach, Florida 32417 (850) 235-3004 phone (850) 235-1124 fax March 15, 22, 2012 86199S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 23-2010-CA-000174 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Plaintiff, vs. MATTHEW LIPSCOMB A/K/A MATTHEW G. LIPSCOMB, ET AL., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT, pursuant to Plaintiffs Final Summary Judgment entered in the abovecaptioned action, I will sell the property situated in Gulf County, Florida, described as follows, to wit: LOT 4, BLOCK 3, PINEY WOODS BEACH ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN BOOK 5, PAGE 46, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. Commonly known as: Lot 4, Block 3, Piney, Port Saint Joe, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash at the Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida 32456, at 11:00 AM (EST), on the 12th day of April, 2012. If you are a subordinate lien holder claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale, you must file a claim with the Clerk of Court no later than 60 days after the sale. If you fail to file a claim, you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. Notice to Persons With Disabilities: If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Court Administrators office not later than seven days prior to the proceeding. Rebecca L. Norris Clerk of the Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk March 15, 22, 2012 8 6197S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEEN JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 11-465-CA CAPITAL CITY BANK, Plaintiff, vs. JOHN TIMOTHY DEGRAFF A/K/A JOHN T. DEGRAFF, KIMBERLY D. DEGRAFF A/K/A KIMBERLY DEGRAFF, BENEFICIAL FLORIDA INC., UNITED STATES OF AMERICA DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY-INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE, and UNKNOWN TENANT(S), Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE is given to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 7, 2012, in Case No. 11-465-CA, of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit, in and for Gulf County, Florida, in which CAPITAL CITY BANK is the Plaintiff and JOHN TIMOTHY DEGRAFF A/K/A JOHN T. DEGRAFF, KIMBERLY D. DEGRAFF A/K/A KIMBERLY DEGRAFF, BENEFICIAL FLORIDA INC., and UNITED STATES OF AMERICA DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY-INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE, are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the front door of the Gulf County Courthouse in Port St. Joe, Gulf County, Florida at 11:00 a.m., Eastern Time, on April 12th, 2012, the property set forth in the Final Judgment of Foreclosure and more particularly described as follows: Lot 4, Block 1, Stebels Heights, according to plat on file in Plat Book 1, Page 53, 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. DATED: March 9, 2012. REBECCA L. NORRIS Clerk of the Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk March 15, 22, 2012 86257S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Plymouth Park Tax Services, LLC the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No. 959 Application No. 2012 -04 Date of Issuance: May 27, 2009 R.E. No. 03801-053R Description of Property:A parcel of land lying and being in Section 31, Township 6 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida, and being more particularly described as follows: COMMENCING at the Southeast Corner of Lot 5, Block B 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 (Point also being on the North Right of Way Line of Kaelyn Lane, as recorded in Official Records Book 287, Page 918, of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida) and run thence North 89 Degrees 48 Minutes 25 Seconds East, along said North Right of Way Line, for a distance of 324.53 feet; thence North 00 Degrees 11 Minutes 35 Seconds West, along the West Right of Way Line of said Kaelyn Lane, for a distance of 85.00 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING, thence leaving said West Right of Way Line, run South 89 Degrees 48 Minutes 25 Seconds West, for a distance of 237.00 feet; thence North 00 Degrees 00 Minutes 00 Seconds West, for a distance of 156.89 feet; thence North 18 Degrees 11 Minutes 20 Seconds East, for a distance of 28.00 feet; thence North 09 Degrees 13 Minutes 48 Seconds East, for a distance of 58.42 feet; thence North 70 Degrees 25 Minutes 07 Seconds East, for a distance of 42.04 feet; thence North 23 Degrees 02 Minutes 43 Seconds East, for a distance of 42.69 feet; thence North 76 Degrees 09 Minutes 48 Seconds East, for a distance of 53.61 feet; thence North 46 Degrees 22 Minutes 04 Seconds East, for a distance of 58.06 feet; thence North 87 Degrees 36 Minutes 25 Seconds East, for a distance of 47.42 feet; thence South 65 Degrees 00 Minutes 23 Seconds East, for a distance of 33.09 feet; thence South 00 Degrees 11 Minutes 35 Seconds East, for a distance of 43.26 feet to a point on the aforesaid Right of Way Line of Kaelyn Lane; point being on a non tangent curve, concave to the East, thence Southerly along said Right of Way Line and Curve, with a radius of 50.00 feet, through a central angle of 168 Degrees 27 Minutes 47 Seconds, for an arc distance of 147.01 feet (Chord of said Arc being South 05 Degrees 34 Minutes 32 Seconds West, 99.49 feet); thence South 00 Degrees 11 Minutes 35 Seconds East, along the West Right of Way Line of said Kaelyn Lane, for a distance of 192.32 feet, to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Containing 1.569 acres, more or less. (LEGAL DESCRIPTION AS RECORDED IN O. R. BOOK 516, PAGE 957, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA). Name in which assessed: Integras Therapy & Wellness Ctrs, Inc. All of said property being in Gulf County, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the front Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd.,Port St. Joe, Florida at 11:00 AM E.T., Wednesday, the 25th day ofApril, 2012. Dated this 20th day of March, 2012 REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk March 22, 29, April, 5, 12, 2012 86205S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 11-189-CA CAPITAL CITY BANK Plaintiff, vs. THEODORE D. POWELL, MARY A. MORGAN, and UNKNOWN TENANT(S), Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE is given pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 7, 2012, in Case No. 11-189-CA, of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit, in and for Gulf County, Florida, in which CAPITAL CITY BANK is the Plaintiff and THEODORE D. POWELL and MARY A. MORGAN, are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the front door of the Gulf County Courthouse in Port St. Joe, Gulf County, Florida at 11:00 a.m., Eastern Time, on April 12th, 2012, the property set forth in the Final Judgment of Foreclosure and more particularly as follows: PARCEL 23B: A parcel of land lying and being in Section 5, Township 7 South, Range 11 West, also being a portion of Lot 2, Block 1, Port St. Joe Beach Unit One, as recorded in Plat Book, Page 58, together with a portion of Lot 23, Palm Ridge Subdivision, as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 52, of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida, and being more particularly described as follows: Commencing at the Northeast corner of said Lot 23; thence along the Southwesterly right of way line of Hidden Ridge Road, South 30 East, 126.00 feet to the Point of Beginning; thence continue along said right of way line, South 30 East, 18.32 feet to a point on the arc of a tangent curve concave to the Northeast; thence Southeasterly along said right of way line, along the arc of said curve having a radius of 133.00 feet, a central angle of 16 for an arc length of 38.97 feet, to the Northwest corner of Lot 22 of said Palm Ridge Subdivision; thence along the Easterly boundary line of said Lot 23, and the Southerly extension thereof, South 00 West, 182.74 feet; thence North 30 West 214.27 feet; thence North 59 East, 86.98 feet to the Point of Beginning. Said lands containing 0.28 acre, more or less. 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. DATED: March 12, 2012. REBECCA L. NORRIS Clerk of the Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk March 15, 22, 2012 86283S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA File No. 12-22PR Probate Division IN RE: ESTATE OF NORENE JACKSON COOPER Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered in the estate of Norene Jackson Cooper, deceased, File Number 12-22PR, by the Circuit Court for Gulf County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd.; that the decedents date of death was January 16, 2012; that the total value of the estate is $71,000.00 and that the names and addresses of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: Name: Address: Sonia C. Minors 5814 E. Lakeside Ave. Hanahan, SC 29410 Rita C. Lucas 928 Spring Ct. Hanahan, SC 29410 ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the estate of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent other than those for whom provision for full payment was made in the Order of Summary Administration must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, 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 22, 2012. Persons Giving Notice: s/ Sonia C. Minors 5814 E. Lakeside Ave. Hanahan, SC 29410 s/ Rita C. Lucas 928 Spring Ct. Hanahan, SC 29410 Attorney for Persons Giving Notice: s/ Mel C. Magidson Jr. Attorney FL Bar No: 261629 P.O. Box 340 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 (850) 227 7800 Fax: (850) 227 7878 March 22, 29, 2012 Incorrect Insertion PolicyFor Classified In-column AdvertisersAll ads placed by phone are read back to the advertiser to insure correctness. The newspaper will assume correctness at the time of the read-back procedure unless otherwise informed. Please your ad. Advertisers are requested to check the advertisement on the first insertion for correctness. Errors should be reported immediately. Your Florida Freedom newspaper will not be responsible for more than one incorrect insertion, nor will it be liable for any error in advertisements to a greater extent than the cost of the space occupied by the error. Any copy change, during an ordered schedule constitutes a new ad and new charges. We do not guarantee position of ANY ad under any classification. Adopt: Broadway Actor & Kids Music Producer (Will stay-at-home) yearn for 1st baby(800) 552-0045 FLBar42311 *Expenses Paid* Couch & Loveseat, almost new. Both recline. Light brown. Whitney piano, medium height, upright, full keyboard. Hammond organ. Excellent condition. All prices negotiable. (850) 648-5004 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 Park your car in Classified and see it take off in the fast lane!

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B8| The Star Thursday, March 22, 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 gross (former Goodwill) 235 W. Gulf Beach Drive Of ce/Retail;+/-800sf-1800;$14psfmod 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 separate 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 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 Cove Lots 12, 13, & 14; $375,000 PSJ Commerce Park+/6.5 acre site : $119,900; owner nancing available235 W. Gulf Beach Drive Of ce/Retail; +/-5,335sf multi-tenant bldg St. George Island; Also avail for lease; $399,000 UN DE R CO NT RA CT estau t as, +/-3000sf, FFE incl., .47 ac, on site-pa 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). ADVERTISING SALES REPRESENTATIVESThe 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. Available Positions: Territory Sales Representative Digital Sales RepresentativeRequired 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.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: The News HeraldCareers $37,000 5 Acres near Crystal Lake on Amos Hayes Rd, property has well septic and power pole. Current survey is available. About 1.5 acres of the property is cleared. 850-271-5761 and leave a message. Price ReducedFSBO: 5.5 acres White City, Fl. Nice property, minutes to Intercoastal Water Way. Convenient to beaches, reasonable offers considered. Call 904-626-1482 HONDA CIVIC 2005 auto, one owner, perfect condition. $9000. call 228-239-3592 Text FL01707 to 56654 MULTI UNIT MULTI UNIT BUILDING BUILDINGFully Occupied 5400 total sq ft Downtown Reid Ave$249,900 Call: Call: 850.527.2560 850.527.2560 Your land or family land is all you need to buy a new home. Call 850-682-3344 108 S. E. AVE. A CARRABELLE, FLORIDA 32322850-697-9604 850-323-0444 www.seacrestre.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 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 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. 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 MOBILE HOME FOR RENT 2br/1ba mobile home with land for rent in Wewahitchka, $400 per month. Call or text 227-6551 anytime day or night. Text FL01973 to 56654 For Rent Duplex2 Bedroom, 1 1/2 Bath, Large Kitchen & Family Room, Elevator, Swimming Pool, Game Room, T.V., Ice Machine, Laundry Room. Fully Furnished, includes Elec Power & Water, garbage pickup. $1,100 month. + $300 dep. Location: C30 2 mi East pass Raw Bar on left. 770-639-6203 Port St. Joe: One Bedroom apartment. New carpet, cabinets, & stainless steel appliances. $650 per month, includes utilities. Call (850) 229-9125 OR (850) 227-3518 Text FL01713 to 56654 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 JOB NOTICEThe City of Port St. Joe (pop. 3445) is accepting applications for the following position:Utility Billing ClerkPlease submit an application and cover letter along with ve references to The City of Port St. Joe, Attn. Charlotte Pierce, POB 278, Port St. Joe, Fl. 32457. Applications and a full job description can be found on our website cityofportstjoe.com. If you have any questions, please contact Charlotte Pierce at (850)229-8261. The Position will close on April 6, 2012. The starting pay will be $14 Per Hour. The City of Port St. Joe is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace. High School Seniors We are now accepting applications for a part time server/nights. This is a great opportunity for college bound seniors to earn money over the summer. Apply in person. Joe Mamas Wood Fired Pizza 406 Reid Ave Port St. Joe, FL FARM WORKERS AND CROP LABORERSColchester, Vermont Area 10 temporary positions at S. Mazza Farmstand & Greenhouses, Inc. / S.Mazza Farm, Inc. Work in greenhouse and needed to do eld work, hand weeding, hoeing, planting etc. for diversi ed crops. Will also harvest crops. To start approx. 04/02/12 to 10/31/12. A great deal of heavy lifting, standing, bending and kneeling for long periods of time. Wage is $10.56 per hr. Work is guaranteed for 3/4 of contract period. Tools are provided without cost. Housing provided at no cost to workers who reside outside of the normal commuting distance. Transportation cost reimbursed after 15 days or 50% of contract period, whichever comes rst.Contact The Nearest Department of Labor Of ce for application and referral. Job order number: 109498. Food Svs/Hospitality The Port Inn & Mainstay Suites are now accepting applicationsPT Desk Service Agent FT Room Attendant PT Breakfast AttendantWeekends and holidays are required. Dependability is a must! If you have an eye for detail and a passion for service, we want you! 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