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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Publication Date: 05-03-2012
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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 Capturing the character of the coast By VALERIE GARMAN 229-7843 | @valeriegarman vgarman@star .com The Gulf County Tourism Development Councils new 11-member board, led by chairman David Warriner, met last Thursday to discuss various issues surrounding the agency including the hunt for an executive director, resignation of the assistant director and issues with overdue marketing invoices. County Administrator Don Butler reported he received four additional applications for the TDC director position after deciding to reopen the job search due to lack of experience among the previous applicants. Butler said two candidates in particular were well-quali ed, one from Phoenix, Ariz. and another from Tampa. He spoke with both of the candidates over the phone and is hoping to set up interviews soon. We feel much better now that we have someone in the running who has a background in TDC, Butler said. Butler said he is hoping to hire someone in the next couple of weeks, but if its someone from out of town it will probably take about a month for them to relocate. Assistant director Kellee Novak resigned from her position effective May 2, and Butler reported that Kim Bodine at the Gulf Coast Workforce Board has a much larger group of people who are quali ed to ll Novaks position. However, Butler said there would be value in rst lling the executive director position. Butler said they will also wait to hire a new marketing rm for the TDC because they might land a candidate who can handle both the marketing and administrative tasks of the department. The county received three proposals for a new TDC marketing director, but will also hold of on contracting a marketing rm until an executive director is hired. Former marketing director Kerigan Marketing did not submit a bid. Butler reported to the board that all outstanding TDC invoices, the bulk of which are from Kerigan Marketing, have at least been processed. Many of the outstanding invoices date back to last September. The board of county commissioners voted at its April 24 meeting to give grant coordinator Towan Kopinsky signature authority to approve TDC invoices in the hopes of speeding up the payment process by way of Butlers recommendation. County Attorney Jeremy Novak reported that the clerks of ce has provided a new list of requirements for invoice payments. Kerigan is now required to supply the vendor invoice and cancelled checks paid to the vendor in addition to the signed original invoice, tear sheets and proof of performance sheets. Theyve been critical, but they certainly have not denied compensation to him, Novak said. Warriner said the process is laying the groundwork for how it should be done in the future. If you want to get money from this TDC, theres going to be some serious accountability, said Warriner, who also recommended the By VALERIE GARMAN 229-7843 | @valeriegarman vgarman@star .com The Cape San Blas Lighthouse has danced with its fair share of destruction over the years. At what used to be called the hard luck station by the Coast Guard, erosion caused by storms on Cape San Blas has sent the lighthouse tower into the sea on more than one occasion. The current 98-foot skeletal tower is the fourth to occupy the same spot off County 30-E. The rst conical, brick lighthouse on Cape San Blas was completed in 1848. Congress appropriated $8,000 for the tower, which was constructed to warn seafarers of the hazardous strip of land jetting out into the Gulf waters. The structure was destroyed by a storm in 1851, only three years later. A second brick tower was constructed a year after the rst collapsed, and was promptly destroyed by another storm in 1856, only 10 months after being rst lit. A third brick lighthouse was constructed in 1857, just prior to the Civil War, which left the tower closed until 1865. In 1869, the Lighthouse Board reported rapid erosion around the tower and that protection was needed, but never followed through on a solution. In 1875, the waters were within 150 feet of the lighthouse, and three years later, water lapped the base of the tower. Finally in 1882, while Plein Air Paintout to provide art demonstrations, exhibits now through May 13 By VALERIE GARMAN 229-7843 | @valeriegarman vgarman@star .com Even with the pristine beaches, sparkling bays and picturesque sunsets the Forgotten Coast is known for, sometimes an artist is still attracted to a pile of junk. Im just drawn to interesting shapesand sometimes that may be some piles of junk, said Lori Putnam, an oil painter from Franklin, Tenn. Im drawn to things that have a lot of character to them. Putnam is returning to the Panhandle for her sixth year at Floridas Forgotten Coast Plein Air Invitational, which will be held today through May 13 from Alligator Point to Mexico Beach. Putnam and 20 other invited artists have arrived on the Forgotten Coast with one common goal: to capture the true character of Old Florida on canvas through plein air painting. The areas character and wealth of subject matter keep Putnam coming back again and again. Theres so much to paint, Putnam said. Its not just the beautiful, white dunes you think of on Florida beachesits all the character of the old TDC discusses director search, outstanding invoices For the love of lighthouses Special to The Star Barbara Radcliff recently announced her candidacy for the District 5 County Commission seat. Born in Chipley, Barbara is a fthgeneration Floridian with family ties in Jackson and Washington Counties. She and her husband, Charles, presently live at Indian Pass. Barbara has over 30 years experience in the private sector, primarily in the manufacturing industry with extensive expertise in purchasing, inventory control, payroll and accounts payable. A local merchant, she is co-owner of the No Name Caf, Books & More on Reid Avenue. Radcliff is Treasurer of the Gulf County Republican Executive Committee, President of the Kiwanis Club of Port St. Joe, a volunteer at Port St. Joe Elementary and is also an active Special to The Star Mike Harrison has announced his candidacy for Sheriff of Gulf County. Harrison, 43, of Wewahitchka is a third generation law enforcement of cer and began his law enforcement career more than 21 years ago. Harrison and his wife Lana, a teacher at Wewahitchka High School and a Registered Nurse, have been married for 18 years. They have three children, Blake, 13, Savannah, 11, and Danielle, 7. He is the son of Al and Bonnie Harrison who are long-time residents of Wewahitchka. Harrison attended Gulf County schools and graduated second in his class from Wewahitchka High School in 1986. After high school, Harrison attended Gulf Coast Community College and Pensacola Junior College while working during the summers at the St. Joe Paper Mill. In 1988, he transferred to Florida State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science with a minor in Criminology. Harrison began his law enforcement career in 1991 with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. After four years of service with FDLE, he began employment with the Gadsden County Sheriffs Of ce, working nine and a half years as a patrol deputy, patrol RADCLIFF ANNOUNCES FOR BOCC DISTRICT 5 HARRISON ANNOUNCES FOR SHERIFF BARBARA RADCLIFF MIKE HARRISON See RADCLIFF A8 See HARRISON A8 See TDC A3 Capturing the Capturing the Capturing the character of the coast character of the coast Capturing the character of the coast Capturing the Capturing the character of the coast Capturing the character of the coast Capturing the character of the coast Capturing the character of the coast character of the coast Capturing the character of the coast See LIGHTHOUSE A3 See PLEIN AIR A2 SPECIAL TO THE STAR Artist Mitch Kolbe mentors Brooke Parker during last years Student Art Day held at the Apalachicola National Estuary Reserve in Eastpoint. This years Student Art Day will be held at the Port St. Joe Marina May 9 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET. Thursday, MAY 3 2012 YEAR 74, NUMBER 29 OM to Worlds, B1 Opinion ....................................... A4 Centennial Auction ..................... A5 Outdoors ..................................... A6 Sports ........................................... A7 School News ................................ B3 Faith ............................................. B4 Obituaries .................................... B5 Classi eds .................................... B6-B8 EVENT HIGHLIGHTS The week begins May 4 with an Opening Luncheon at the Port St. Joe Marina at noon. Always a huge hit the Quickdraw on May 5 on Marine Avenue in Carrabelle is an opportunity for artists of all ages to try their hand at painting en plain air, starting at 10 a.m. with judging at noon. Enjoy Full Moon Paints May 6 at Riverfront Park in Apalachicola and the Port St. Joe Marina from 8-10 p.m. Meet the artists at a Receptions held May 7 At Salinas Park, May 8 at the St. George Lighthouse from 4 to 6 pm and May 10 at the Mexico Beach Welcome Center from 5 to 7 p.m. May 9 is devoted to Student Art Day at the Port St. Joe Marina from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in which local high school students are mentored by an invited artist. At Art as a Window invited artists Mary Erickson, Tracey Frugoli and Morgan Samuel Price, will gather at the Apalachicola Center for History, Culture and Art on May 11 to discuss their work from 2-4 p.m. Come TGIF with the Plein Air artists at the Port St. Joe Marina from 5-8 p.m. tickets are $10 and available online at www.pleinair .com. A grand tradition, the Grand Patrons Party will be held this year at the Apalachicola Center for History, Culture and Art, showcasing award winning paintings and artwork. Ticket prices include refreshments and are $40. They can be purchased online (www. pleinair .com) or at the door from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Art In The Afternoon on May 13 will showcase art for sale as well as entertainment and activities for the children at the Apalachicola Center for History, Culture and Art from 11 to 3 p.m.

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Local A2 | The Star Thursday, May 3, 2012 boats, the working boats, the working fish yards, the buildings and marshestheres a lot of subject matter. Through the years attending the paint-out, Putnam has seen the Port St. Joe paper mill disappear and different tropical storms and hurricanes leave their mark on the community. Every time I come theres something a little bit different, said Putnam, who enjoys the element of surprise that often comes with painting in plein air. I think you grow a lot more as an artist when you paint in plein airwhen you paint from life outside, she said. Because Im drawn to shapes, patterns and light, I dont always know where Im going. Putnam said many of the events scheduled for this week are bigger than just the art. The annual Student Art Day provides not only local students with a rewarding experience, but the artist as well. Through Student Art Day, the artists are paired with a local high school student to assist with the students own plein air painting. Sometimes the student you get may have some serious issues, Putnam said. They appreciate somebody spending the time to coach them. Thanks to the organizers who make a huge effort to get the entire community involved and make sure the week runs smoothly, Putnam cites her week at the Forgotten Coast as her favorite plein air event. Its my favorite (plein air event), Putnam said. I do a lot of these all around the country and this is my favorite one. Hodges Soileau, an oil painter from Venice, Fla., agreed that the communitys embrace of the artists is the reason so many artists return. I love the area, theres a wealth of stuff to paint, said Soileau, who is returning for his third year at the paint-out. Its overall a great experience; thats why people keep coming back. During the last paintout Soileau participated in, he stopped at a local store still wearing his nametag from a paint-out event. The cashier at the store had the entire plein air agenda on hand. She said, arent you supposed to be in Mexico Beach right now? Soileau said laughing. The community really gets into this paint-out. Through his experiences at the paint-out, Soileau has painted from Carrabelle to Mexico Beach, yet cannot pinpoint a favorite location. With plein air, the magic does not come from places, but rather moments. Its kind of exciting and scary, Soileau said of plein air painting, a method that requires an artist to paint truly in the moment. You get there and theres always the possibility of surprise, and I like that. He recognizes that shadows, light and atmosphere often get lost in a camera lens. The camera cannot see what the eye can, Soileau said. The time restraint for the lightit changes in about three hours. The fastest light is early morning and late afternoon, but its also the most interesting light, unfortunately. It takes experience to capture those moments. FREE ADMISSION FOOD, FUN, G A MES A ND PRIZES IF YOU L I VE I N F RANKL I N OR GULF COUNTY AND ARE PRE G NANT OR HAD A BABY I N THE LAST 6 MONTHS, YOU & YOUR FAM I LY ARE WEL C OME TO JO I N US T here will be information on various topics such as: S afe S leep for Babies Breast feeding Parenting Childbirth S ubstance Abuse Community R esources and much more! LOTS OF FABU L OUS DOOR PRIZES! Newborn S ponsor Gulf County Tobacco Prevention Program T hird T rimester S ponsor Florida KidCare S econd T rimester S ponsor N orth Florida Womens Care F irst T rimester S ponsors U sborne Books, PrebleR ish, I nc. P renatal S ponsors GCH D Womens Center, U nited Way of N WFL, N orth Florida Child D evelopment, Franklin County Literacy, Bay County W I C, S acred Heart Pediatrics, George E Weems M emorial Hospital, Childrens Home S ociety E arly S teps, Anchorage Childrens Home and Healthy Families. FREE ADMISSION FREE ADMISSION M emorial Hospital, Childrens Home Anchorage Childrens Home and dbutler@coastalcoverage.com Locally owned and operated Home Business Auto Health Workers Comp PLEIN AIR from page A1 Artist Hodges Soileau of Venice, Fla. paints at Simmons Bayou at last years Plein Air Paint-out. Soileau will return to the Forgotten Coast for the event again this year. ART DEMONSTRATIONS (ALL TIMES EASTERN) May 4- A Working Riverfront 9 a.m. 11 a.m. Riverfront Park, Apalachicola May 4 and 5- Reid Avenue Streetscapes 2 p.m. 4 p.m. Reid Avenue, Port St. Joe May 5- A Working Riverfront 2 p.m. 4 p.m. Riverfront Park, Apalachicola May 6- The View from Eastpoint 2 p.m. 4 p.m. Captain Snooks Restaurant, Eastpoint May 7- Cape San Blas Vistas 2 p.m. 4 p.m. Salinas Park, Cape San Blas May 8- St. George Island Lighthouse & Visitors Center 2 p.m. 4 p.m. St. George Island May 10- Mexico Beach Vistas 3 p.m. 5 p.m. Mexico Beach Welcome Center May 11- Reid Avenue Streetscapes 9 a.m. 11 a.m. Reid Avenue, Port St. Joe May 11- A Working Riverfront 2 p.m. 4 p.m. Riverfront Park, Apalachicola May 12- Captain Freds Place 9 a.m. 11 a.m. Gulf County Welcome Center, Port St. Joe May 12- A Working Riverfront 9 a.m. 11 a.m. Riverfront Park, Apalachicola May 13- Art in the Afternoon 11 a.m. 3 p.m. Apalachicola Center for History, Art and Culture PHOTOS SPECIAL TO THE STAR Children paint outside during last years Art in the Afternoon event. Bill Farnsworth adds the nishing touches to his painting at Salinas Park last year. EXHIBITS (ON DISPLAY THROUGH MAY 13) Watch Art Happen at various locations between Mexico Beach and Alligator Point Wetroom exhibit of art at the Apalachicola Center for History, Culture & Art Plein Air Classics at Port St. Joe Marina Plein Air Explained at the St. George Island Lighthouse Museum Artists Choice Collection at the History Museum in Carrabelle

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Local The Star| A3 Thursday, May 3, 2012 LIGHTHOUSE from page A1 standing in eight feet of water, the second structure collapsed. In 1883, the Lighthouse Board approved the erection of a new skeletal tower, but while the parts were in transit by ship to Port St. Joe, the ship sank off the west coast of Florida. Luckily, most of the tower was salvaged and in 1885 the new tower was lit 1,500 feet from shore. A mere ve years later, erosion left only 144 feet of shore between the tower and Gulf. A storm in 1894 left the lighthouse damaged and standing in the water. Lack of funding left the tower in the water until it was moved inland in 1918, about a quarter of a mile from the shore. While the structure has had a grim past, a host of local agencies are looking into options to ensure a brighter future for the lighthouse, one that may include a ticket out of the hard luck station. Today, the keepers quarters stands only about 50 feet from the water, and if something is not done, the current lighthouse could meet the same fate as its older counterparts that once lit the shores of the Cape. The lighthouse now resides on Air Force property, and representatives are entertaining an idea to potentially move the lighthouse onto city property. The Air Force has been maintaining the lighthouse property since 1981. Eglin Air Force Base environmental spokesman Mike Spaits said Eglin is currently in the very early stages of dialogue with many agencies to determine what resources and options are available to help in an effort to save the Cape San Blas Lighthouse from another swim in the Gulf. Eglin has informally spoken with the state Historic Preservation Of cer, representatives from the city of Port St. Joe, the St. Josephs Bay Historical Society, as well as internal Air Force of ces including civil engineers, Cultural Resources Management, legal of cers, and 46th Test Wing Management, Spaits said. Right now, cost is the biggest obstacle. The biggest thing to keep in mind is this is a money issue, Spaits said. Obviously its going to cost a lot of money to move this thing. Moving the lighthouse further away from the shoreline on Air Force property is no longer an option, Spaits said, because the structure would obstruct areas needed for Air Force testing. The D-3 test area has been shrinking over the years due to the rapid shoreline erosion. The Air Force just doesnt have the money to be moving buildings and towers, Spaits said. Thats a conundrum were trying to gure out. Eglins 833 acres of property on Cape San Blas house a manned test site (D-3) facility that includes radars used for test mission data and control and various range instrumentation and communication systems. Other areas on the property are used to support test and training missions on an intermittent basis, with missions that may include realistic eld training for radar or communication equipment and temporary installation of data collection equipment. Air Force engineers are currently evaluating options for moving the tower as well as any potential issues that may arise in its relocation, and Eglins contribution in moving the tower is still to be determined, Spaits said. As of right now the lighthouse is safe, Spaits said. However, it is unknown what the seas will do next. Spaits estimated that each storm has taken away about 20-60 feet of sand in the past 15 years, for a loss of more than 500 feet of shoreline. Eglin opted out of the last beach renourishment project the county conducted. Spaits said the St. Joseph Bay Historical Society has been helpful in identifying a potential solution to move the entire historic district to private property, which would involve an inter-governmental transfer of property. The current gift shop and keepers quarters would now be underwater if they werent relocated back in 1999. Originally excluded in the Air Forces property agreement, the keepers quarters began to deteriorate after several years of neglect. The two houses were moved after the Air Force assumed responsibility of the structures, with one fully restored in 1999 and the second in 2005. The restorations were made possible through partnerships between the Air Force, the St. Joseph Bay Historical Society, the Florida Department of States Division of Historical Preservation, the Gulf County Board of County Commissioners, citizens and private contributions. Discussions for relocation will continue with these agencies, the City of Port St. Joe, the Gulf County Tourism Development Council and the Port St. Joe Redevelopment Agency. Port St. Joe Mayor Mel Magidson has noted that an immediate solution will be necessary in order to save the lighthouse from erosion, and that the city could greatly bene t if the lighthouse were to be relocated to city property. Magidson, the city representative on the Gulf County TDC, brought up the issue to the TDC board during its April 26 meeting, citing the lighthouse as a potential tourism magnet for Port St. Joe. We de nitely want the TDC to be involved because it is absolutely tourism-related, Magidson said. Anything to attract people hereand people love lighthouses. The rst city location that comes to mind for the lighthouse, Magidson said, is along the bay in the George Core Park area. Our lighthouse has almost 12,000 visitors a year and its not easily accessible, Magidson said. Magidson said the St. George Island Lighthouse clocks 50,000 to 60,000 visitors per year. We want as many eyes and ears on this as we can get, Magidson said. I personally think we could double, triple or quadruple the visitors in the next year (by moving the lighthouse). FREE DIABETES EDUCATION CLASSES TO BE HELD EACH WEEK BEGINNING WEDNESDAY, MAY 16, 2012 TWO LOCATIONS, TWO TIMES! C LASSES TAU G HT B Y ER ICA C ESKA R E G ISTERE D DIETICIAN EVE RY ONE WELCOME! EVERYONE WELCOME! 10:00 AM WEEMS MEDICAL CENTER EAST 110 NE 5TH ST CARRABELLE 697-2345 5:00 PM WEEMS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL 135 AVENUE G APALACHICOLA 653-8853 X101 board apologize to Kerigan on behalf of the TDC for having to provide the same documents two or three times for approval. The board did not discuss the status of multiple memorandums of understanding with independent contractor Statecraft at the meeting. During the meeting, Warriner also divided the board into two sub-committees, a budgeting and audit committee and a marketing and promotions committee. Warriner updated the board on status reports from the TDC that show March bed tax collections up 18 percent from last year and a 33 percent total increase for the 2011-2012 scal year. Many board members reported heavy bookings for spring and solid bookings through the summer months. Our April is looking pretty good and April is usually a pretty big falloff month, said Warriner, who operates the Port Inn and Mainstay Suites in Port St. Joe. Warriner and (Jeremy) Novak attended last weeks Northwest Florida Tourism Development Council Coalition meeting in Walton County and reported The coalition discussed the application process for disbursement of a proposed $57 million in MDL settlements from British Petroleum levied for the tourism and seafood industries affected by the 2010 oil spill. Affected counties would submit $500,000 project applications and the coalition would oversee and administer the grants. TDC from page A1 DEBBIE HOOPER | joebay.com The newly restored Gift Shop and Keepers Quarters sit a mere 50 feet from the Gulf of Mexico.

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Opinion A4 | The Star USPS 518-880 Published every Thursday at 135 W. U.S. 98 Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Publisher: Rick Martin Editor: Tim Croft POSTMASTER: Send address change to: The Star P.O. Box 308 Port St. Joe, FL 32457-0308 Phone 850-227-1278 PERIODICAL RATE POSTAGE PAID AT PORT ST. JOE, FL 32457 WEEKLY PUBLISHING SUBSCRIPTIONS PAYABLE IN ADVANCE IN COUNTY $24.15 year $15.75 six months OUT OF COUNTY $34.65 year $21 six months Home delivery subscribers may be charged a higher rate for holiday editons. TO ALL ADVERTISERS In case of error or omissions in advertisements, the publishers do not hold themselves liable for damage further than the amount received for such advertisement. The spoken word is given scant attention; the printed word is thoughtfully weighed. The spoken word barely asserts; the printed word thoroughly convinces. The spoken word is lost; the printed word remains. Circulation:1-800-345-8688 This aint no joke today. Its time to hunker down for real! I read those reports detailing how the Social Security Fund is going to run out of money by 2033. What have they been doing with the cold, hard cash Ive been sending them EVERY payday for my entire life? Buddy Edwards promised me 75 cents an hour if I would help him empty out a trainload of one by six boards. People, I hopped into the rst box car quicker than you could say Im about to be rich and went to pulling out lumber. It was July 1963. Every plank in there was twice as long as I was. And they got kinda heavy about halfway through the rst car. Did I mention it was July? It was hotter than blue blazes standing under the shade trees along side the track and you cant imagine the heat built up in an un-shaded metal box that had been sitting out in the sun all day. Shoot, I passed out before lunch. A sane 15-yearold would have quit and headed to the swimming hole. But were talking 75 cents an hour here. I splashed some Dr. Pepper over my head and lifted out another board. Im telling you I saw dancing bears and elephants jumping over haystacks but I hung with it. It took us several days and I spent my evenings drinking rain barrels dry and guring my hours. Mr. Buddy came around right after we cleaned out the last car with our checks. I lined up with the others as he thanked us and handed me my Wait a minute! There has been a big mistake! Their aint but twenty-six dollars here! Now that was big money in 63. And I was proud to have it. But something was dreadfully wrong. Id worked over forty hours. I could do the math. As a matter of fact, I had been doing it! I didnt care that Mr. Edwards ran some kind of big, hot-shot construction company. I didnt care that he was a grown up and Daddy wouldnt like it if I questioned him. I didnt even care that he was somehow kin to Jane Hill. Fair is fair! Mr. Buddy, you didnt give me enough. He paused, turned back and looked at my check. You will see down here at the bottom its got your hours and your total amount. But we had to take out withholding and Social Security. You will get the withholding back when you le your income tax and the Social Security will come in handy when you get old. He moved on down the line like he understood what he had just said. Somebody had withheld and social securitied me out of four bucks! I worked like a dog for that money. I was trying to ask him if this was optional, negotiable or American but he was way passed me down handing Larry Ridinger his check. They just took the money without so much as a how do you do. They didnt ask for it politely. They offered me nothing that I could see in return. They gave me no insight as to what they might do with it, where it would end up or if I had any rights or veto powers on this taking. I didnt want to be subsidizing any wars in South Africa or nude paintings in Cincinnati. Folks, that was the rst time the government got some of my hard earned cash. It wasnt going to be the last. At 15, I didnt dwell on it long. I had money to buy baseball cleats. I was going to try on a pair of Levis up at the National Shirt Shop. And I could take Jane by John Motherals Drug Store for a round of chocolate malts. Life was good. And the last thing on earth running though my mind was needing money when I got old. We mostly thought of the future as next Tuesdays ballgame. You dont suppose the government has been counting on our short attention spans. Age has a way of slipping up on you. Social Security means a little more to me than it did in 1963. And, after I, me, you and a host of others have been putting money into the system for years I see it a little differently. I dont want to be selsh here, but dont pay all them other folks and then tell me they are now a little short of cash when my time is approaching! Im not greedy. Just give me back what I have put in. One of those presidential advisors or congressional guys was quoted last week as saying, We have to take a hard look at the money. THE money? Its not THE money dummy. Its MY money! Not a one of these slick suited guys with the $100 hair cuts crawled into those box cars with me. And none of them lifted a nger to help me the morning Buddy Edwards passed my four dollars into their system. We ought to be swimming in money. America has led every economic and industrial chart ever devised for over 100 years now. Dont tell me someone could mess that up! We dont need any round table discussions, nger pointing, Social Security bi-partisan committee appointments or special Senate hearings. I dont want to see pie charts or hear baby boomers or euro dollars. And please dont tell us what some Democrat or Republican chief did in 1948. We dont care. Just show us the money. Excuse me, show us OUR money! You know, it just dawned on me. I didnt le an income tax return in 1963. I didnt get my withholding back. I was a full time student for goodness sakes! Who do you reckon I can call? Respectfully, Kes HUNKER DOWN Kesley Colbert The check may not be in the mail Im a rm believer that people are put in our path for a reason. Sometimes it may be a trial, sometimes it might be as a blessing. Whatever the reason, I try to gure it out and try to learn the lesson that Im supposed to learn. Maybe I over think things, but it makes life a little more interesting and from a learning point of view, it makes the world a classroom. That being said, the world has a lot of good (and bad) to offer. How do you handle that? How do you nd the good? My answer is simply to pay attention and give it a chance, because there is a high probability that the good will nd you if you let it. When we ask questions, we are sometimes surprised by the answers we get. I love asking children questions, because they (and their answers) often surprise me. If you ever want to see the world through a childs eyes just ask them. They will tell you. It was a Saturday afternoon and I was at a baseball tryout with my son and a few members of my middle school aged team that plays together in the summer. Ive coached baseball for over 30 years now. We were looking for a few more players to ll out our roster. To make the tryouts fair, we bring in baseball folks that dont know the players to grade them and make the decisions. It also makes it easier on the coaches. One of the men helping brought his little boy, who would give me the surprise answer that was my lesson for the day. The little boy jumped at the opportunity to come on the eld and chase balls for the older boys. He had on baseball pants that were sagging a little and a hat that pushed his ears down and out a little. However, the rst thing I noticed about the little boy was that he had a smile from ear to ear. When children smile, you cant help but smile with them. This little boys smile was so big, it made me laugh and want to ask him what he was so happy about. It was obvious. He was young and chasing baseballs. For most little boys, that equation equals happy. As I walked around the outeld, it was starting to rain. I walked toward the little fellow as he was walking off the eld. He was shy, but still just as happy as he could be. I told him that I appreciated him helping us. He just smiled bigger. Then I asked the little boy his name, I thought he said Matthew. I would later nd out that wasnt his name, but probably just what I wanted to hear (or needed to hear). I stopped so I could hear him clearly and talked to him. I asked him where he went to school and what grade he was in. He told me, Im in the rst grade at Stonehouse Elementary. He smiled as he said it, and again it made me smile. Knowing the school, I commented on how nice the playground was and how pretty the school yard was (they have beautiful owers). The little boy nodded in agreement with a smile that showed all of his teeth. Before thinking about how silly my question was, I asked him, Who is your favorite teacher? With a big grin, he exclaimed, Mrs. Massaro! I suppose that rst graders still have the same teacher all day long, thus my question was somewhat silly. First graders are going to tell you that their one teacher is their favorite. I would hope they do anyway. Still, the joy in his voice, the smile on his face and his answer to the next question, left no doubt that his teacher and school have made a difference in this little boys outlook on life (and mine). What did I ask him? I asked him, What is your favorite thing about school? His answer blew me away. Perhaps this is why I thought his name was Matthew (from the Bible). He was letting me see the world through his eyes. What would you expect a rst grader to say? I would expect them to say, Playing on the playground, or Going on eld trips, or Finger painting. Those were my favorite things in the rst grade. Those things and my rst grade teacher, Mrs. Otwell, are what I remember the most. First grade teachers (and all teachers) are special. The one bad thing I remember about the rst grade was having to drink this foul smelling soy milk due to allergies. It stunk to high heaven and the other children made fun of me in the lunchroom. It was difcult. I later found out that the little boys name was Caden. What did Caden say when I asked him what his favorite thing about school was? Cadens response was, Every day I walk in the building, it smells like the rst day of school. It set me back. With only a few weeks of school left, Caden still has the excitement (and the smell) of the rst day of school every time he walks into his elementary school building. This helped me see life through a childs eyes and of course lled my mind with questions. What if I went to work on this Monday and treated it like it was my rst day on the job? What if I treated everyone I met like it was the rst time, with no preconceived thoughts or opinions? I could go on and on with those questions. It may sound impossible, but I think it is worth a try. An ear to ear grin on your face wouldnt hurt either. Thank you Caden for letting me see the world through your eyes. Read more stories at www. CranksMyTractor.com. The Gospel according to Matthew (and Caden) CRANKS MY TRACTOR BN Heard I appreciate the trust that has been placed in me by allowing me to serve as your State Senator. I cherish and respect our way of life and am truly humbled that you have entrusted this job to me. I will always do my best to be a Senator you can be proud of. Part of my job as your Senator is to help ensure that bills that may have a negative impact are fully scrutinized and prevented from passing if they are detrimental to the citizens of Florida. The following are examples that some of my colleagues and I helped prevent from passing: Closing Jefferson County Correctional Facility. Thankfully, crime is down in Florida and for that we should all be very grateful. However, the sudden and unanticipated closing of a local prison in a small town can have devastating consequences. We held off this closure for at least a year, but there is no doubt that this ght will return again in 2013. Privatizing Prisons. I believe it is bad public policy to entrust public safety to the lowest bidder. I also believe that turning over many of our states prisons to private companies would hurt the workers in those facilities. Thankfully, we defeated in very close vote a measure that would have privatized 30 south Florida prisons and would have also created massive worker displacement of local correctional ofcers in North Florida. This would have hurt local jobs and local families. Allowing private companies to shut down/ take over our public schools. Mislabeled as the so-called, parent trigger bill, this measure would have allowed private companies to come in and lobby parents to take over not x a troubled school. This was not true parent empowerment and could have caused the shut down or privatization of many of our local public schools. More harm to state public employees. The past few years have been very tough on state employees. This year, we fought hard to make sure that the legislature did not cut salaries, benets or pensions and I am thankful we were able to kill those bad ideas. Unfortunately, we were unable to stop what I believe is an unconstitutional invasion of privacy with the requirement that all state employees be subject to expensive random drug tests. However, through the combined efforts of a lot of people we were able to make some signicant accomplishments. Some of them are: A balanced approach to septic tanks. In 2010, the legislature passed an overreaching program related to septic tank regulations that unfairly hit rural communities the hardest. This year, we were able to repeal that law and replace it with a more balanced and more sensible approach that protects precious water sources while scaling back the unnecessary and expensive evaluations and repairs. Additionally, we put more power into the hands of local communities to allow for more local control of the implementation of septic tank assessment programs. Education Accountability. I sponsored and we passed a bill to improve Floridas educational accountability standards that clears up conicts with the federal government. Such conicts could have cost our state millions of dollars for our schools. More money for our schools. While I opposed many of the cuts to badly needed programs, I am pleased that our state added $1 billion in money for public schools. While these cuts only help repair some of many years of setbacks, I want to commend my legislative colleagues for recognizing that public schools cannot continue cutting educational programs at the expense of our children and I hope this trend will continue for many years to come. Rural Economic development. Our Big Bend will be a major part of this effort, which will benet the hard working people and their families throughout North Florida. Redistricting. As required by the Florida Constitution, we passed maps for Senate, House and Congressional Districts. I am very disappointed that Jackson County will not be a part of our district, but look forward to working with Senator Gaetz to make sure we take care of North Florida. The people of Jackson County have always been a vital part of our district. We are fortunate to have all of Leon, Jefferson and Madison counties added to our district, as well as all of Taylor and Hamilton counties. In closing, I thank those who contacted me to share their concerns and ideas as to how I can be of greater service to the citizens. I value every contact and am grateful that so many of you care enough about our state and to have your voice heard. I am especially grateful to those community leaders who spent many hours working the halls to help us pass good bills for North Florida. I value and appreciate your condence in me. I thank you for the opportunity to serve you and if I can ever be of service please call me at: 487-5004. Sincerely, State Sen. Bill Montford Thursday, May 3, 2012Montford reviews legislative session I love asking children questions, because they (and their answers) often surprise me. If you ever want to see the world through a childs eyes just ask them.

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Local The Star| A5 Thursday, May 3, 2012 Star Staff Report Hundreds of dogs and cats received free rabies vaccinations during a free clinic held at the Honeyville Community Center in Wewahitchka last Saturday. From 8 a.m. to noon more than 50 volunteers worked to register, vaccinate, and issue certificates and tags to 445 animals at no charge to pet owners. This free rabies vaccination clinic was offered by the Gulf County Health Department after two raccoons that aggressively attacked domestic animals in northern Gulf County were confirmed to have rabies. The purpose of the clinic was to protect and prevent the spread of disease to citizens of Gulf County, said Marsha Lindeman, administrator of the health department. Our volunteers made this clinic possible. Volunteers included Veterinarians Dr. Gayle Santiago from the Parkway Animal Hospital in Bay County, Dr. Randy Eubanks from the Bay Animal Hospital, Inc., and Dr. William Rosenbaum. Working with the veterinarians were technicians Ellen Howes and Kaylen Biggins, both from the North Bay Animal Hospital in Lynn Haven, Amy Jones from the Bay Animal Hospital, and Rosa Lee Powell. Gulf County Sheriff Joe Nugent and County Commissioners Carmen McLemore and Ward McDaniel also spent the morning directing traffic and helping to move the animals and owners through the vaccination process. Another set of volunteers that helped make that morning a success were the Red Cross staff who brought cold drinks and snacks that were shared with the workers, the pet owners, and even the pets themselves as they waited in the hot sun for their turn. Gulf County Red Cross volunteers included Corinna Owens, Donald Stoneburner, Kathleen Strnad and John Ehrman. Bay County Red Cross volunteers were Sharon Wagner, Richard Steffy and Scott Silver. Two volunteers from the Gulf County Humane Society, Nancy Leist and Donna Broecker, helped with the registration, handling of animals, and certificates as multiple lanes of vehicles were moved through the three vaccination areas. The Gulf County Health Department has had much experience in mass immunization clinics such as the H1N1 outbreak, Lindeman said. But the process was quite different for animals. Lindeman said for human immunizations, data can be entered after the clinic is closed, but the Rabies Certificates and tags are required to be issued at the time of the vaccination, which contributed to a slow start to the clinic. We want to thank all the pet owners who waited patiently, some for quite a long time, in the hot sun, Lindeman said. Our goal was to make Gulf County a safer place for its people and their pets. I believe that goal was achieved. Pd.Pol.Adv. COMMER C IAL R ESIDENTIAL COMMUNITY ASSO C I A TION M GR. 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The exam includes a prescription for eye glasses and tests for Glaucoma, Cataracts and other eye diseases FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT CALL: 850-763-6666 ELIGIBILITY: U.S. Citizens living in the Florida Panhandle, 59 years and older, not presently under our care. Coupon Expires: 5-31-12 FREE EYE EXAM CODE: PJ00 Darren Payne, M.D. Board Certified Eye Physician and Cataract Surgeon Lee Mullis, M.D. Board Certified Eye Physician and Cataract Surgeon Todd Robinson, M.D. Board Certified Eye Physician and Cataract Surgeon By DAVID ADLERSTEIN 653-8894 | @ApalachTimes Dadlerstein@star .com The selling off last month of a slew of properties owned by Centennial Bank spelled good deals for buyers of Gulf County property. A standing-room-only crowd jammed the room at the Hotel Duval in Tallahassee April 13, as bidders competed for condominiums, commercial properties, residential home sites and other real estate. In addition to well over 200 people who attended the event live, another 150 participated via a live simulcast. By the end of the auction, all of the properties, most all clustered near the coast from Panama City Beach to Carrabelle, had sold for a total of $2.5 million. Its clear that smart real-estate investors are looking ahead and getting themselves positioned for an improving economic climate, said John Dixon, president of John Dixon & Associates, which conducted the auction for Arkansas-based Centennial Bank. Our seller was quite pleased with the number of bidders, the level of bidding and the outcome. Among bankers, real estate investors and others, Im hearing a lot of improving con dence, he said. I wouldnt go so far as to call it optimism, but at least its a sense that weve bottomed out and its a good time to obtain investment properties while theyre still available at much lower prices than they were a few years ago. Buying at todays prices will translate into better returns on investment and more long-term appreciation potential down the road when the crowd discovers the bene ts of real estate investing again. Properties in Gulf County that sold, and their total purchase price, as provided by John Dixon & Associates, are as follows. Included in the purchase price was a 10 percent premium due the auction house: 27 residential lots in the Mimosa Subdivision, Honeyville: $41,800 Residential property at Gulf County Farms, 5 Reynolds Road, Wewahitchka: $17,600 Three residential lots, Timberlane Road (Rudys Blaze), Tara Estates, Wewahitchka: $17,600 Residential lot at 1446 Indian Pass Road, Port St. Joe: $12,650 Residential lot at 87 Pinnacle Drive, Ovation on Cape San Blas: $29,700 Commercial / residential land, SEC Hwy 71 / Brian Settlerich Road, Wewahitchka: $36,300 Bayfront residential lot at 417 Windmark Way, Windmark, Port St. Joe: $149,600 Upcoming John Dixon sales include 13 commercial buildings in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Virginia and Pennsylvania on May 1-3; bank-owned properties in Tennessee on May 17, and bank-owned properties in metro Atlanta May 23-24. Individuals seeking additional information may visit johndixon.com or contact the auction company at 800-479-1763. John Dixon, headquartered in Marietta, Ga., is a leading auctioneer specializing in the sale of bank-owned properties throughout the United States. Health Department vaccinates 445 animals Centennial Bank re sale draws eager buyers We want to thank all the pet owners who waited patiently, some for quite a long time, in the hot sun. Our goal was to make Gulf County a safer place for its people and their pets. I believe that goal was achieved. Marsha Lindeman administrator of the health department

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E-mail outdoors news to tcroft@ star .com O UTDOORS www.starfl.com Section Section A By VALERIE GARMAN 229-7843 | @valeriegarman vgarman@star .com Next weeks Kids Win Fishing Tournament aims to get youngsters hooked on shing. Were trying to teach the kids its about the shing, not about the sh, said Rick Carrie, President of the Kids Win Foundation, the primary sponsor of the tournament. The third annual tournament will be held May 11-12 at the Port St. Joe Marina. Kids ages 3-16 will test the waters, many for the rst time, with the hopes of reeling in a trophy-worthy catch. In what has become one of Port St. Joes most anticipated events, the tournament exposes youngsters to the excitement of shing in a fun and safe environment. Kids from all over the country will converge on the bay and gulf waters for two days of fun in the sun. In the last two years, the tournament has welcomed nearly 900 kids, and Carrie hopes to have at least 350 participate in this years tournament. Registration is limited to the rst 350 kids, and the spots go fast. Each participant will receive a shing rod, reel, tackle box, Kids Win T-shirt and goodie bag. In a way, kids win just by entering. Registration will be open until 5 p.m. ET on May 10, and the registration fee is $12. Kids must be registered by a parent or guardian in order to participate. Thanks to the success of the tournament in the past, Carrie developed the Kids Win Foundation, a nonpro t organization that will run the tournament each year and eventually branch out to take on other projects focused on teaching children about shing and the environment. Were hoping to expand our focus beyond just this shing tournament, Carrie said. We just want to teach kids to have a love for shing. Fish Florida, a non-profit with a similar mission, is also sponsoring the Kids Win Tournament for the rst time this year. For the rst time this year Fish Florida is one of our sponsorsthats a huge deal, Carrie said. Fish Florida is all about teaching kids to sh. This is also the rst year the tournament is being held by the Kids Win Foundation. The event is open to children and teens ages 3 through 16 and will be divided into two age divisions, the Small Fry division for 3-to-8-year-olds and the Junior division for 9to-16-year-olds. There will be rst, second and third place trophies awarded for the heaviest of each eligible species in each division. Eligible species are Spanish mackerel, speckled trout, cat sh, red sh, ounder and pin sh. Pinsh is for the Small Fry division only and there will be a special award for any pin sh caught in that division. This year, the tournament will also feature a catch and release division. The fun begins on Friday, May 11 at 3 p.m. ET and wraps up around 6:30. Fridays activities include a cookout and instructional classes for kids on how to tie a shing knot, how to throw a cast net and how to cast out a shing line. Fishing begins at 7 a.m. on Saturday and lasts until 12 p.m., with weigh-ins beginning at noon. There will be another cook-out and trophy presentations at 1 p.m. as the tournament wraps up Saturday afternoon. Registration forms are available online at www. kidswin shing.com or at the Port St. Joe Marina. For more information call the marina at 227-9393. GET HOOKED Corner of Marina Drive, Port St. Joe, FL (next to Piggly Wiggly) www.BWOsh.com Corner of Marina Drive, Port St. Joe, FL (next to Piggly Wiggly) www.BWOsh.com Your Hunting Headquarters MAY FEATURED FISH: Corner of Marina Drive, Corner of Marina Drive, Port St. Joe, FL Your Hunting Headquarters Your Hunting Headquarters Your Hunting Headquarters MAY FEATURED FISH: This months grand prize: Calcutta prize pack includes, gear bag, T-shirt, a pair of sunglasses, decals, visor and drink coozie $129.99 value Wright Mcgill Blair Wiggins S-curve rod with a Sabalos SAB 30 reel combo, $100.00 gift card for online shopping at Bluewater Thursday, May 3, 2012 Page 6 By VALERIE GARMAN 229-7843 | @valeriegarman vgarman@star .com Debbie VanVleet doesnt collect anything from St. Joseph Bay but trash. VanVleet, who owns and operates Happy Ours Kayak & Bike Outpost with her husband, Dan, is on a mission to protect the areas most valuable natural resource by encouraging boaters to only take items from the bay that arent supposed to be there, and leaving the shells and other souvenirs where they lay. Because the bay is an aquatic preserve, we dont collect anything from the bay except trash, VanVleet said. By taking shells and things from the bay, we can really leave a huge impact (on the ecosystem). On Saturday, May 12, VanVleet will put her mission to action through sponsoring the eighth annual St. Joseph Bay Cleanup and Kayak Festival. Both Happy Hours Kayak & Bike Outpost and Scallop Cove BP will be offering free kayak rentals to responsible adults and families who wish to participate in an effort to rid the bay of the trash that has accumulated in its shallow waters. Free rentals will be available Saturday morning from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. ET at both locations. Boaters can enjoy a beautiful morning on the bay while helping to preserve that natural beauty. The event, coordinated with National River Cleanup Week, will offer prizes for the boaters who collect one of the two geocached pieces of trash in the bay. Geocaching is a realworld, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPSenabled devices. Participants can navigate to a speci c set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to nd the geocache object hidden at that location. Its an international phenomenon where people will put things around the globe and coordinate it on the geocaching website, VanVleet said. The geocache markers at the kayak event will be disguised as pieces of trash. I wont announce the geo-cache coordinates until the day of the event, VanVleet said. It will look like a piece of trashyoull have to nd it and bring it back. Participants will be given the GPS coordinates of the prize items on the day of the cleanup. One will be planted near Scallop Cove BP in the southwest area of St. Joseph Bay, and another will be planted near Happy Ours in the southeast area of the bay. Even if participants dont own a GPS locator, the prizes will be obvious trash look-alikes so that searchers may nd them without GPS coordinates, VanVleet said. The prizes, donated by the Coastal Community Association, include an $80 print of Horse Dreams by local photographer Debbie Hooper, and a $60 gift certi cate for a 60-minute massage by licensed massage therapist Laurence Aaron. Both Hooper and Aaron discounted their prices to $50 for the event. VanVleet said the geocaching website, www. geocaching.com, often promotes weekend cleanups with Cache in, Trash Out community events. VanVleet said the sponsors encourage all area boaters and kayakers to participate in the cleanup. She said kayaking is an ideal way to scavenge for trash in the shallow waters of the bay without harming delicate grass beds. Weve kind of backed down and simpli ed it a bit, VanVleet said of the event. Weve skipped it before in the past because there was so little trashand thats a wonderful thing. VanVleet said she hopes the cleanup will become a community event and raise awareness for the need to preserve St. Joseph Bay. Its a very interesting bay, VanVleet said. We just love it and want to give something back. Participants must provide a valid credit card as security against loss or damage to free rental equipment. Adults 18 and over must sign a waver of liability for themselves and their minor children. Reservations can be made by calling Happy Ours Kayak & Bike Outpost at 2291991 or Scallop Cove BP at 227-1573. Freshwater As the springtime weather comes to a close, summer time conditions will soon be upon us. Offshore water temps are getting close to the 80 degree mark, and soon we will see the return of king sh, mahi-mahi, and wahoo. Inshore Offshore St. Joe Bay is producing great trout this week. We have had several reports from Blacks Island and around Pig Island with great sized ounder and big trophy trout. Some red sh are hanging around the Eagle Harbor and Pomano Point area. Good reports from the Howard Creek area have been that of plenty of channel cats and keeper bass. Bream and shellcraker are holding in good numbers on Depot Creek, and sheepshead are in the Brothers and into the main channels on the Apalachicola River. 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PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA SP O RTS www.starfl.com A Section Thursday, May 3, 2012 Page 7 Star Staff Report The Port St. Joe High School softball team downed Vernon 6-1 last Friday night to advance to the Region 2-1A nal played Tuesday. Port St. Joe hosted Liberty County. (see story this page) Port St. Joe scored two runs in the second, third and sixth innings and starting pitcher McKayla Ramsey, notching her 21st victory of the season, made it stand up for the region semi nal win. Ramsey, who was also 3 for 3 with an RBI at the plate, pitched seven innings, scattering four hits while striking out 10 and walking one. Christian Laine had two hits and drove in two runs and Katie Lacour, Kelsey Miles and Stephanie Brinkmeier each had a hit. Star Staff Report Megan Walker nished third in the pole vault and Maya Robbins was in the top ve in the 100 and 200 meters as the Port St. Joe girls nished 12th at the state Class 1A track and eld meet last weekend. Walker, a senior seeking her rst state gold medal, fell short, tying for second at 11-feet-6 and settling for third based on number of misses during the competition. Her jump was a foot short of the winning vault, the second-straight year the winner has cleared 12-6. Walker, a Mississippi State signee, nishes her prep career with two seconds, a third and a fourth in the state pole vault competition. Port St. Joes Nicole Endres tied for sixth place in the pole vault. Robbins nished fth in the 100 at 12.8, just off the winning time of 12.59, and took fourth in the 200 with a run of 25.72, roughly half a second behind the winning time of 25.26. The Wewahitchka High girls 4x400 relay team of Taylor Flowers, McKenna Waters, Taylor Hill and Donia Lanier nished 15th. The Gator boys 4x400 relay team of Shaquille Scott, Bryce Chancey, Tony Buckley-Paige and Jakob Bidwell nished 14th. Port St. Joes Dantasia Welch fouled out of the triple jump competition and Michell Pryor did not place in the shot put. Star Staff Report A season in which the Port St. Joe High School baseball team hovered around .500 much of the time ended last week in the District 4-1A playoffs. The Tiger Sharks (12-12 overall, 6-6 in district play) lost 4-0 to Blountstown in the opening round of district play, failing to qualify to advance to regional action. The Tiger Sharks ended the regular season on a similar mixed note. Port St. Joe lost to Arnold 10-0 before beating Vernon 8-3 in the regular season nale. Austin Howze earned the win on the mound against Vernon and was also 2 for 4 at the plate. C.J. Butts was 2 for 3 and Tyler Worley 2 for 4 against Vernon. Star Staff Report The Wewahitchka High School baseball team clawed its way to the district nal last week in Altha and despite a loss to Sneads in the title game earned the right to play again. The Gators (13-13) will open Region 1-1A play at 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday when they travel to Liberty County. The Gators opened District 1-1A play with an 8-5 win over Cottondale. Chris Myrick earned the win, pitching seven innings and allowing six hits while striking out seven. Justin Flowers was 2 for 4 at the plate, stole two bases and scored twice. Taylor Husband had a hit, two RBIs and scored a run and Jay Shiver was 2 for 2 with an RBI. In the district semi nals, the Gators swamped Ponce de Leon 9-2 as Flowers pitched a completegame two-hitter, striking out 11 and walking one. Heath Bailey was 2 for 3 with a double, scored twice and drove in one run. Shiver was also 2 for 3 with two runs scored and a run batted in, Rashard Ranie had two doubles, scored twice and drove in two runs and Hunter McDaniel had a pair of hits, including a home run and drove in two runs. Sneads beat Wewahitchka 4-2 in the title game. Flowers hit a solo home run in the rst inning. Myrick had a hit and scored a run and Husband also had a hit for the Gators. Bailey took the loss. Star Staff Report All-Pro Soccer, will be holding two Summer Soccer Camps in the area, on Monday-Friday. June 11-15. The rst will be sponsored by the Gulf County Soccer Boosters and be held at the Port St Joe Soccer Complex from 9-11:30 a.m. (ET) on those dates. On those same dates, the Callaway Arsensal Soccer Club will be hosting the camp from 4-6:30 p.m. (CT) at the Callaway Sports Complex. Both camps will be supervised by former professional player and coach, Gary Hindley. Coach Hindley, a five-time Coach of the Years selectee, is currently both the boys and girls coach at Port St Joe High School. At both camps, there will be individual instruction for both field players and goalkeepers, from ages 717. Spaces will be limited. For questions or to obtain a registration form, contact Coach Hindley at 276-6353 or gjhallpro@ aol.com. SPECIAL TO THE STAR The Lady Tiger Sharks celebrated their district title the prior week. Lady Sharks beat Vernon to advance Tiger Sharks season ends in district Walker takes third, Robbins fourth at state track meet Wewahitchka reaches district nal; quali es for region play SUMMER SOCCER CAMPS By TIM CROFT Florida Freedom Newspapers PORT ST. JOE The nish of Tuesday nights Region 2-1A title game was far sweeter for the host Lady Tiger Sharks than the start had been sour. Port St. Joe (24-5) stumbled on defense when allowing two rst-inning runs, but exploited two huge fthinning errors by Liberty County (23-6) to score four runs and sew up a berth in the state semi nals with a 5-4 victory. The Lady Tiger Sharks will play Jay next week in Clermont. This team has the best chemistry of any team Ive had, said long-time Port St. Joe coach Jim Belin, taking his third team to the state nal four. They genuinely love and care for one another. They are humble win, lose or draw. You always want to win, but these kids here, they deserve it. Stephanie Brinkmeier got the wild fth inning started for Port St. Joe when she beat out the throw to rst on a grounder to shortstop. Port St. Joes Kelsey Miles hit a sharp grounder to third, but Montana Manleys throw to second was high and struck the umpire, dribbling into right eld and allowing the runners to advance. Brinkmeier scored and Miles moved to third on Katie Lacours second ineld hit of the game. Haley Wood bunted toward third base and Manley was again high with a throw, this one to rst base. The ball was ruled out of play when it entered the media box, Miles scoring, Lacour moving to third and Wood to second. Lacour scored and Wood advanced on a wild pitch and Katie Gardner followed with sacri ce y to deep center to bring in Wood with the go-ahead run. We just kicked it away, Liberty County coach Jennifer Sewell said. Weve knocked on the door we were six outs away from the title last year and hopefully the next time well kick it in. MaKayla Ramsey made it stand up in earning win No. 21. Ramsey allowed just four hits and two earned runs while striking out ve and walking one. She was at her best when handed the lead, striking out two of the nal six batters and allowing just one ball out of the in eld. She has been the one who has really stepped up this year, Belin said. With no backup pitcher, she has gone out and thrown pitch after pitch, inning after inning. What a grind. What a competitor. The Lady Bulldogs jumped out early when Carly Sapp led off the game with a double and two errors by the Lady Tiger Sharks, a dropped y ball in center by Miles and a muffed grounder at third by Shannon Pridgeon, helped load the bases. With two outs, Koree Guthrie looped a single into shallow left eld, scoring two runs and giving the Lady Bulldogs the early lead. Port St. Joe scored in the fourth inning when Pridgeon walked with two outs and Brittany King, who was 3 for 3 with two doubles, lasered a double to the fence in right-center eld. Liberty County answered in the top of the fth as Leslie Williams was hit by a pitch and Sapp turned on a fastball and launched it over the righteld fence for a 4-1 lead A lead which disappeared for good in the next half inning. PSJ roars back to edge Liberty County

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Local A8 | The Star Thursday, May 3, 2012 supervisor, investigator and drug task force of cer. From 2005 to 2008, Harrison was the Major and Chief Investigator of the Gulf County Sheriffs Of ce. Under his leadership, grant money that was obtained from the Florida Violent Crime and Drug Control Council supported one of the most successful drug operations in the history of Gulf County. In addition to making drug enforcement the top priority, Harrison worked and supervised the investigation of homicides, sexual assaults, child abuse, robberies, burglaries, nancial crimes, domestic violence cases, missing persons, internet crimes against children, and internal investigations. He has overseen the Sex Offender and Sex Predator registration program, going above and beyond state guidelines to ensure the safety of the citizens of Gulf County. He has also served as the Search and Rescue Team Leader for the 14th Judicial Circuit Child Abduction Response Team. Harrison coordinated training for students in our schools that teach them of the possible dangers lurking on the internet. After leaving the Gulf County Sheriffs Of ce, Harrison became a certi ed child protective investigator with the Florida Department of Children and Families before joining the Florida Department of Corrections. He is currently assigned to the Ofce of the Inspector General, a division within the Department of Corrections, which is responsible for ensuring accountability, integrity and ef ciency in government. In his role as an inspector, Harrison conducts criminal, administrative and internal affairs investigations. In addition to his bachelors degree and basic law enforcement recruit training, Harrison has received hundreds of hours of specialized training from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Florida Department of Corrections, U.S. Customs, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, Institute of Police Technology and Management, Gulf Coast Community College and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Harrison and his family are active members of Wewahitchka First Baptist Church. He has served on the stewardship committee, personnel committee and has been the coaching commissioner for the Upward Basketball Ministry. Harrison has served as a committee member and the chairman for the Parent Advisory Council at Wewahitchka Elementary School. He has been a coach for Dixie Youth Baseball and Softball. He has been a member of the Wewahitchka Gator Boosters and Quarterback Club. He is a past team leader for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life and has participated in the Law Enforcement Torch Run to bene t Florida Special Olympics. In 2005, he was selected as the Law Enforcement Of cer of the Year by the Tupelo Masonic Lodge in Wewahitchka. Harrison believes that he will bring integrity and professionalism to the Gulf County Sheriffs Of ce. He feels the primary mission of the Sheriffs Of ce should be to serve the people in the communities of Gulf County following community oriented policing principles. Harrison feels that leadership changes are necessary in the Gulf County Sheriffs Of ce in order to provide the citizens of Gulf County the law enforcement they deserve. He is concerned that drugs are taking over our communities and invading the lives of our children. Harrison will take a more proactive approach to drug enforcement within our school system through a cooperative effort with our school administration. It will take dedication and commitment to combat the drug issue in Gulf County. I have the knowledge, experience and ability to make this happen, Harrison said. My diverse law enforcement career makes me the best choice for Sheriff of Gulf County. I am prepared to lead the Gulf County Sheriffs Ofce in the right direction. I will serve all of the citizens of Gulf County with the dignity and respect they deserve. Anyone who would like to talk to Mike concerning his campaign can reach him at 227-8706. 6703138 Uncompromised Commitment to Compliance On-Time, Ef cient and Discreet Reliable, Professional Service Customized Cost Effective Solutions Proven Track Record TM 1-850-309-1996 shredit.com COST CUTTERS LAWN SERVICE Affordably Addressing All Your Lawn Care Needs Licensed & Insured Serving from Mexico Beach to the Cape. Full Service Lawn Care Starting at $29 CA LL : Art Sigman 850.628.0694 or Ken Daves: 850.899.0468 asigman@mchsi.com Robert C. 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I want the opportunity to serve the people of Gulf County. Its time to have a BOCC that is proactive in conducting the countys business putting the necessary internal controls in place and insisting that county policy be followed by all employees. Its time for true accountability from the BOCC. Its time to elect a Board that will exercise appropriate management of county operations. Its time to elect individuals without any hidden agendas or con ict of interest issues. Its time for county-wide voting. Its time we take back our government at all levels. I believe the best place to start is locally. I will work diligently to rebuild trust between our citizens and the county government. I also think it is important to work with the city of Port St. Joe to better serve all residents whether they reside in the city or in more rural areas of Gulf County. As a child I remember visiting my grandparents in the Cottondale area. Only now can I fully appreciate the moss laden live oak trees, a beautiful sunset, a more relaxed lifestyle Old Florida. That was the life we were looking for when we decided to move to the beach some years ago. When we found Gulf County, we knew it was home. I will strive to preserve our beautiful gem on the water while working to provide essential services to our citizens and especially to bring much needed jobs to our county. Barbara will soon be out knocking on doors and asking for your support. Meanwhile, she welcomes your questions and comments. She can be contacted at her home number: 2299562, her cell number: 340-0256 or by email: barbararadcliff@gmail.com.

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By TIM CROFT 227-7827 | @PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com The sun has tired of the supernova. As an older star, the supernova has lost some of its looks with age. The sun has a wandering eye. That alights one day on a piece of space junk, a young newcomer to the cosmic neighborhood. And the sun is tempted. His conscience provides him with the decision, one rooted in Shakespeares Hamlet stay or leave, or to be with the supernova or to be not, and woo the space junk. But, beware, a supernova scorned. They can turn into black holes sucking life and light in with them. That, in short, is the basis for the eight-minute skit performed by the Port St. Joe Junior/Senior VALERIE GARMAN | The Star Cancer survivors kick off last weekends Relay for Life event with a Survivors Lap. Below center: Contestants in the Womanless Beauty Pageant strut across the stage Friday night. By DAVID ADLERSTEIN 653-8894 | @ApalachTimes Dadlerstein@star .com The 20th annual Historic Apalachicola Home & Garden Tour this Saturday is both like and unlike its predecessors. As in years past, this years theme, A Passion for Preservation, will spotlight the citys historic century-old homes, with hundreds of visitors taking a walking tour of a dozen of the nest examples of what homeowners are capable of, with vision, resources and taste. Again there will be a lunch prepared by the ladies of Trinity Episcopal Church, whose aging structure, oated down from New York in 1839, is the bene ciary of restoration funds raised on the tour. And once again there will be a sealed bid auction, offering more than 50 unusual items that range from the sublime (a 50-year-old movie poster from Elvis Presleys Roustabout) to the exquisite (a 47-year-old Raggedy Ann doll, in near perfect condition) to the vain (two mirrors from the oldest barber shop in town) to the ridiculous (a 12-DVD collection from Johnny Carsons Tonight Show). But different this year is a daylong guided tour Friday focusing on the varied architectural styles that have marked Apalachicolas remarkable record of historical preservation. With admission through a separate $75 ticket for Fridays symposium, the day opens with a cocktail reception Thursday evening, May 3, at 5:30 p.m. at Apalachicolas Cotton Warehouse. Those who do not plan to take in all of the symposium events can purchase reception-only tickets for $25 each, either at the door or online. Friday opens with a breakfast in the churchs rectory, followed by a lecture and tour at the Apalachicola Museum of Art by architect Willoughby Marshall, who restored the structure a few years ago to its present glory. Moving through town on golf carts, participants next will attend, beginning at 10:45 a.m., a panel discussion at the newly restored Holy Family School, at Franklin Square on Sixth Street. Panelists include Warren Emo, a Tallahassee architect whose Chestnut House is on this years tour; Beth LaCivita, who guided the project that produced the Apalachicola design guidelines; Star Staff Report The First Fridays Music Series 2012, sponsored by the Gulf Alliance for Local Arts will continue its eighth season at 6 p.m. ET this Friday at the Port Inn and Thirsty Goat. The Port Inn and Thirsty Goat are on U.S. Highway 98 in historic Port St. Joe, directly across from St. Joseph Bay. This Friday features The Allen Dykes Band. The fun starts from 6-7 p.m. ET with social hour, which will feature a performance by the Port St. Joe High School Odyssey of the Mind team along with good company, refreshments, cheese and stuff. The Allen Dykes Band starts at 7 p.m. ET and the music will continue until 11 p.m. Star Staff Report Activity was described by county Public Works director Joe Danford as brisk last Saturday as the county held its annual Amnesty Day allowing residents to bring in their hazardous materials from home for disposal free of charge. In all, 106 participants were served, Danford said. COMMUNITY www.starfl.com Thursday, May 3, 2012 B Page 1 Section Odyssey of the Mind headed to Finals FUNDRAISING PERFORMANCES The PSJHS OM team will perform two fundraising events in the next week as they try to underwrite the trip to the World Finals. They will perform as part of First Fridays at 6 p.m. ET this Friday at The Thirsty Goat and will perform at 6 p.m. May 10 at the Haughty Heron, where the students of the parents will be putting on a low country boil. Blaine Bush plays the Sun. Special to The Star See ODYSSEY B6 First Fridays music series to feature Allen Dykes Band Courtesy of Gulf County Public Works Amnesty Day activity brisk LANE AUTREY | Special to the Times The home of Olivier Monod at 79 Avenue G. Tour of Homes sees expansion INSIDE See a list of homes on the tour, page B6 Star Staff Report A wave of purple marched in unison around the Port St. Joe High School football eld last Friday to the tune of Aretha Franklins I will survive. The Gulf County Relay for Life kicked off last Friday, April 27, with a survivors lap honoring those who have stared cancer in the face and triumphed. There was a similar scene at Honeyville Park in Wewahitchka the previous week, as many area supporters turned out for the Wewahitchka Relay for Life on April 20. Mothers, brothers, sisters, cousins, grandpas and friends joined hands as the group proudly took the rst loop in the 18-hour relay event, hoisting a banner declaring Survivors celebrate life and Celebrate, remember, ght back. Guiding their way, were the memories of those who lost the battle with cancer. Luminaria honoring lost loved ones lined and lit the relay track throughout the event, with hand-written messages to those lost scripted on each paper bag the messages ensured perseverance in the ght against cancer. Area Relay for Life events provide hope for a cure Celebrating life The Wewahitchka High School Relay team walked in the Wewahitchka Relay for Life on April 20 at Honeyville Park. Special to The Star A team of Honeybees participated in the Wewahitchka Relay for Life. Special to The Star See HOMES B6

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OF THE WEEK PET St. Joseph Bay Humane Society MEET GRACE Qualications: Expertise in: Now Accepting Appointments Call Toll Free 888-681-5864 For more info www.seclung.com Lung Disease Specialist Rob Garver, MD Now Seeing Patients in Port St. Joe NOW BCBS-FL I N -NETWORK PROV I DER THURSDAY & FRIDAY NIGH T S PECIALS 6:00 8:30 HOURS : 236 R eid A ve (850) 229.7121 SHRIMP SPECIAL WITH 2 SIDES: $11.95 Orders served with: C H EESE GRITS, FF, BAKED POTATO, S ALAD AND BREAD ** A W ARD W INNIN G DESSERTS ** Leslie Anne Earley, Hampton Rush Terry Mr. and Mrs. B. Phillip Earley of Port St. Joe, Fla. proudly announce the engagement of their daughter, Leslie Anne, to Hampton Rush Terry, son of Mr. and Mrs. James L. Terry also of Port St. Joe. Leslie is a 2002 graduate of Port St. Joe High School and received her Associate of Science in Legal Assisting/Paralegal degree from Gulf Coast Community College. She currently works as a legal assistant at Appleman and Trucks Law Of ces in Panama City. Hampton is a 2001 graduate of Port St. Joe High School and received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business at Flagler University. He is a pilot for United Express in Houston, Texas. A wedding date of September 15, 2012, is being planned. All family and friends of the couple are invited to attend. ENGAGEMENT ENGAGEMENT Local B2 | The Star Thursday, May 3, 2012 Centipede is a low maintenance lawn grass which grows well in full sun. It thrives on lightly fertilized acid soils, and its the most common lawn grass in North and West Florida. Centipede grass has very poor salt tolerance, so it isnt recommended for beach areas. My information on centipede grass was provided by turf grass specialist Dr. J. Bryan Unruh, located at the West Florida Research and Education Center, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences in Jay. Centipede grass can be grown from seed, springs or sod. It spreads rapidly to produce a medium textured lawn with fair shade tolerance and a few maintenance requirements. Several types of centipede grass are grown in the United States, but only common centipede is grown in Florida. Seed for centipede grass is expensive, but the seeding rate is fairly low, and this method of establishing the lawn is still cheaper than sodding or sprigging. Seeds grow rapidly, if they are planted between April and September. The seedbed must be kept moist at all times until the seedlings become established, so planting just before the rainy season is a good idea. Four ounces of seed will cover a 1,000 square foot area. Before you spread the seeds over the lawn site, youll probably want to mix them with some kind of carrier, such as sand. This is because its dif cult to spread such a small amount of seed evenly over 1,000 square feet, and mixing the seed with a carrier will distribute the seed better. Proper fertilization of centipede grass is one of the most important factors in establishing a healthy lawn. Centipede grass needs very little fertilizer. In fact, the more fertilizer it gets, the more serious are its pest problems. A yearly application of a complete fertilizer, such as 10-10-10 or 15-0-15, is usually adequate. A limited amount of nitrogen can be applied in the summer, if the grass seems to be severely losing its color. Dont apply nitrogen in late summer or early fall. A centipede grass thats been heavily fertilized with nitrogen brown-off quickly after a frost and loses its cold tolerance. One of the common problems with centipede grass is chlorosis or yellowing of the leaves. This is caused by an iron de ciency. As we said earlier, centipede grass needs an acid soil. If the soil is too sweet, iron is unavailable to the grass. Iron chorosis can be controlled by lowering the soil ph or by applying an iron fertilizer, usually ferrous sulfate, or an iron chelate. Scale insects called ground pearly are the most serious pests, because theres no effective control available. Lawn caterpillars, grubs, and mole crickets also damage centipede grass. Nematodes can also be a problem on centipede grass. They attack the grass roots, causing the lawn to thin out and eventually die. For information on controlling nematodes contact your local County Extension Of ce. To review brie y, centipede is the most common lawn grass in North and West Florida. It grows rapidly from seed; it needs very little fertilization, and it grown well in either full sun or very limited shade. Centipede has poor salt tolerance, so it isnt recommended for home lawns near beach areas. For more information on centipede grass, contact the Gulf County Extension Service @ 639-3200, 229-2909 or visit gulf.ifas.u .edu. Amanda Kriner, Matthew Boling Amanda Arlene Kriner and Matthew Douglas Boling, together with their family and friends, are pleased to announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage. The bride-elect is a graduate of Gulf Coast State College with a degree in Drafting and Design. The groom-elect is employed with Libras Love Charters. A November wedding is planned at WindMark Beach. Angela N. Eaker, Thomas J. Moore Angela N. Eaker (Niki) and Thomas J. Moore (Tom), both formerly of Port St. Joe, were united in marriage on Saturday, March 17, 2012, in a beautiful outdoor ceremony in Norfolk, Va. The bride is a 1992 graduate of Port St. Joe High School and a 2011 graduate of Everest University. She is currently pursuing her bachelors degree in criminal justice. She is the daughter of Clyde and Cindy Summers of Port St. Joe and Damon and Julie Eaker of Overstreet. The groom is a 1993 graduate of Port St. Joe High School and is in his 17th year of service with the United States Navy. He is presently stationed at Norfolk Naval Station in Norfolk, Va. He is the son of David and Joyce Moore of Port St. Joe. The ceremony was held outdoors on property that had been in the family of close friends for years and has sentimental meaning to the couple. The couple married under an arbor built by the groom, and the ceremony was of ciated by the Bishop Dannie Ducksworth of the Cornerstone City of Refuge Ministries. The bride wore a white, strapless satin ball gown with a chapel-length train. The groom wore his dress uniform for which the entire wedding and reception was themed around. A beautiful and intimate reception followed at the couples home with hors devours, champagne, wine and punch for the guests, music and dancing. On display was a framed copy of the famous World War II V-Day Sailors Kiss picture anked by red roses, small American ags and a sailors hat. The couple also honored those close to their hearts through the display of awareness ribbons for such causes as pancreatic cancer, breast cancer, pregnancy and infant loss awareness and juvenile diabetes. Also displayed was a plaque memorializing those people close to the couple who had been taken too soon from these issues and those who survived. The couple danced their rst dance to Frank Sinatras Ive Got a Crush on You and enjoyed sharing their rst day as husband in wife with close friends, some who came as far as Texas for the wedding. The couple will continue to reside in Norfolk, Va. with their children. Tom and Niki would like to give a special thank you to all of those who helped make this day so special and memorableCynthia Ortiz, Margaret Dennis, Brad and Myoko Volner, Stan and Deb Cooper, Terry Wiggins, Teo Ortiz and Dick and Evelyn Peglowskiwe couldnt have done it without you! WEDDING Centipede grass may be ideal for your lawn Proper fertilization of centipede grass is one of the most important factors in establishing a healthy lawn. ROY LEE CARTER County extension director

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Pd.Pol.Adv. Ladies Night Out! Featuring Nashville Singer and Songwriter Jerry Arhelger Come join us for a relaxing evening of Music, Wonderful Food and a Silent Auction to help raise awareness and give hope to domestic violence victims in Gulf County Admission Free! Date: May 10, 2012 Time: 5:30 EST until! Location: PO JO Art Building on Reid St., Port St. Joe, FL Sponsor: Gulf County Domestic Violence Task Force For More Information call Lindsey McCreary (850) 229-2901 or Trish Mamoran (850) 481-6917. Please visit our web site at www.gcdv.org By Alison Gay Old jerseys, T-shirts for sale Coach Gannon is selling last years white game jersey for $40; white and purple game jerseys from 2000-2001 for $20; and white (No Pain No Gain) T-shirts for $10. See Mrs. Taylor in the school of ce to purchase one of these. Musical Theatre to present The Wizard of Oz on May 10 The Musical Theatre students under the direction of Ann Comforter will present The Wizard of Oz in the high school commons area on May 10 at 6:30 pm. for the community. No admission will be charged for the performance. NJROTC to hold Change of Command, Awards ceremonies The Port St Joe NJROTC will be holding the annual Change of Command and Awards Ceremony on May 4 at 6 p.m. in the Commons Area. Congratulations to the following cadets for being selected to staff positions for SY 2012-2013. Company Commander, Javarri Beachum; Executive Of cer, Kassandra Favre; Operations Of cer, Bryce Godwin; Administrative Of cer, Megan Hubbard; Supply Of cer, Robert Dykes; Color Guard Leader, Seth Bradshaw; Drill Leader, Mason Simmons; Public Affairs Of cer, Devon Young; Athletics Of cer, Tyler McGuf n; Weapons Of cer, Sawyer Raf eld; Academics Of cer, Lindsey Furr; 1st Lt. Paul Potts, Command Senior Chief, Nathanial Maestri. These cadets will assume their leadership roles at the Change of Command. Good luck to our outgoing senior cadets, LeAnna Collins, Ryan Baker, Nicolas Dickinson and Brittany Anthony. Fair winds and following seas and congratulations on a job well done. Events May 3: All day AP statistics eld trip to Wonderworks; 11:30 a.m. NJROTC PT test; 3 p.m. cheerleader last practice for tryouts. May 4: Deadline to register for ACT at Bay (June); 8 a.m. NAEP Test Time TBA all 17 year-olds; 3 p.m. cheerleader tryouts today; 6 p.m. NJROTC Awards and Change of Command Banquet. May 5: 8 a.m. SAT at PSJ; 9:30 a.m. AP statistics practice exams. May 8: 8 a.m. Biology EOC exam. May 9: 9:30 a.m. Powder Puff football game; 11:30 a.m. 10-12 A School Celebration. May 10: 6 p.m. Senior dinner; 6:30 p.m. Drama Production Wizard of Oz. Club events May 11: FCA last meeting in Mrs. Knoxs Room 309 at lunch. May 8: SWAT Meeting, Jr. High. Sport events May 7: 1 p.m. softball state semi nals, teams and times TBA May 8: 1 p.m. softball state nals, teams and time TBA Spring Football Jamboree will be May 17 at Shark Stadium. Port St. Joe, Wewahitchka and Franklin County will play halves against each other. The jamboree starts at 7 p.m. ET on Thursday. Local The Star| B3 Thursday, May 3, 2012 Pre-Kindergarten, Emma Hill; kindergarten, Amonta Harris; rst grade, Gavin Haddock; second grade, Payton Rushing; third grade, Reese Johnston; fourth grade, Max Burke; fth grade, Hannah Fulk; and sixth grade, Destiny Gadsen. Bus riders of the week were Leo Boacajay, Albert Scheffer, Noah Bar eld, Jenna Bar eld and Kylie Ingalls. Special to The Star Front row, from left, Angel Williams, rst grade; Nathan Combs, kindergarten; Katie Shealy, second grade. Middle row, Andrew Simmons, third grade; Austin Stark, fourth grade; Roman Brown, fth grade. Back, Ennesia Hughes, sixth grade. Special to The Star Special to The Star Thirteen students from Port St. Joe High School who are members of the High School High Tech program had an opportunity to job shadow with employers from our community. Fairpoint Communications, CVS, Coopers Cut & Style, Gulf County Sheriffs Of ce, North Florida Child Development, Gulf County Schools, St. Joseph Bay County Club, The Bridge at St. Joseph Bay and the Humane Society all participated. Students were assigned to a mentor at each business and accompanied that mentor throughout the morning. A luncheon was then held for all of the students and mentors, at which time they were able to share information about their job shadowing activities. Some of these students and employers will expand on their job shadowing experience this summer when they participate in a three-week summer internship program. High School High Tech is a program funded through the Able Trust and Vocational Rehabilitation, providing students with the opportunity to explore jobs and/or postsecondary education. HSHT links youth to a broad range of educational opportunities, work readiness and career development. For more information on how an employer or student can become involved, call Juanise Grif n the Activities Director for the local HSHT program at 227-4612. DAZZLING DOLPHINS WES STUDENTS OF THE WEEK Special to The Star Above: Florida High School/High Tech students, parents and business mentors enjoy lunch at Sunset Coastal Grill after the Career Shadowing Day. Below: Teri Nelson of The Bridge at St. Joseph Bay with SheNoya Fennell and Corey Williams as they prepare for their career shadowing. HS/HT students participate in Career Shadowing Day

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Jerry Arhelger, SOUTHERLAND FAMILY FUNERAL HOME 507 10th Street Port St. Joe (850) 229-8111 TO KNOW CHRIS T AND T O MAKE H I M K NOWN ST. JAME S E PI S COPAL C HURCH 800 22ND STREET, P ORT ST. JOE 8:00 and 11:00 a.m. (EST) Sunday School 9:45 www.stjamesepiscopalchurch.org Come worship with us! Rector Father Tommy Dwyer St. Peters Church, ACC (Traditional Services 1928 BCP) Morning Prayer & Holy Communion Sunday...............10:00 A.M. Community Healing Service 6:00 P.M. 4 th Thursday of Every Month The Rev. Dr. D. Pete Windham, Priest The Rev Lou Little, Deacon Services Temporarily at Senior Citizens Center, 120 Library Drive An Unchanging Faith In A Changing World 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 COMFORTER FUNERAL HOME W. P. Rocky Comforter L.F.D. (850) 227-1818 www.faithchristianpsj.net (850) 229-6707 9:45 10:30 10:45 6:00 Our Church can be your home First Church of the Nazarene 2420 Long Avenue Port St. Joe, Florida 32456 (850) 229-9596 Give unto the Lord the glory due His name, worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness. Psalm 29:2 Sunday School ............................ 10 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship ........... 11 a.m. Sunday Evening Worship .............. 6 p.m. Wednesday Evening Service ....... 7 p.m. A Spirit Filled Outreach Oriented Word of Faith Church HOME OF T H E POWER H OUSE YOUT H M INISTRIES Pastors Andrew & Cathy R utherford W elcome you to worship with us: S unday 10:30am S unday N ight Prayer 6pm W ednesday 7pm www.familylifechurch.net 323 R eid Ave ~ Downtown Port S t. Joe, F L ~ 850-229-5433 Deborah Tuttle Wednesday: Children: 6:15 p.m. ET Youth: 6:15 p.m. ET Choir: 7:00 p.m. ET First Baptist Church 102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE Buddy Caswell, Minister of Music & Education Bobby Alexander, Minister to Students New Service Schedule for First Baptist Church Sunday School & Worship Service .................. 9:00 am Sunday School & Worship Service ................. 10:30 am Sunday Evening Adult Bible Study ................. 6:00 pm Wednesday Night Supper .......................... 5:30 pm Wednesday Night Adult Prayer Meeting ............. 6:30 pm Wednesday Night Children's Ministry activities ....... 6:30 pm Wednesday Night Youth Ministry activities ........... 6:30 pm www.fbcpsj.org Wednesday Night Youth Ministry activities www.fbcpsj.org Jeff Pinder Pastor Sunday Sunday School ............. 9:00 am Worship Service ............ 10:30 am Youth Groups ............... 5:30 pm New Service Schedule for First Baptist Church Sunday School & Worship Service .................. 9:00 am Wednesday Wednesday Night Supper .............. 5:00 6:15 pm ............................ 5:45 6:10 pm Nursery ........................................ 6:00 7:30 pm ....................................... 6:15 7:30 pm Surrender Student Ministry ........... 6:15 7:30 pm The Unshakable Truth Journey ..... 6:15 7:30 pm Celebration Choir Rehearsal ........ 6:30 7:30 pm Prayer Meeting ........................... 6:30 7:30 pm Praise Band ............................. 7:30 9:00 pm (Rehearsal in Sanctuary) SUNDAY : WOR S HIP AT SUN S ET P ARK 8 AM 11 AM ON THE 2ND SUNDAY OF THE MONTH SUNDAY: BI B LE CLA SS 9:30 AM SATURDAY : COFFEE T IME 8 11 AM M ONDAY : L IFE T REE CAF 7 PM 1602 Hwy 98, Mexico Beach, FL (850) 890.1424 www.livingwateratthebeach.com (850) 827-2887 Howard Creek Baptist Church A Place of Grace 9:45 am (EST) 11:00 am (EST) 613 Madison St, Port St Joe, FL www.ogc.com (850) 227-183 7 The Port St. Joe Ministerial Association invites you to join them on Thursday May 3 rd 2012 at 10:00 am in front of Port St. Joe City Hall in observance of the National Day of Prayer. Mac Fulcher President of Port St. Joe Ministerial Association Special to The Star Howard Creek Baptist Church at 7230 Doc Whiteld Road invites the community to the dedication and anointing of its new Jehovah-Jireh Home on Sunday, May 6, at 2:30 p.m. ET. In 2004, the churchs pastorium was severely damaged by smoke, and work began to remodel. Due to lack of help and interest, work stopped and it was closed. Recently, several people in the church expressed the desire to nish and use the building not as a pastorium, because the pastor has a home, but as a place for visiting singing groups, ministers of music, Bible classes and more. In early February after many prayers, God began His miracle. Help poured in with volunteer painters, carpenters, furniture and decorating. If a table was needed, God provided. If a bed was needed, God provided. Many members of the community were a part of this and experienced the joy of giving time, talents, gifts and money. The name Jehovah-Jiren Home, meaning the Lord will provide, was chosen because God has provided and continues to provide every need. The church thanks all of you and invites the community to come celebrate. Yard and bake sale Saturday at St. Johns St. Johns Episcopal Church of Wewahitchka is having a huge yard sale and bake sale from 8 a.m. to noon CT on Saturday, May 5. The church is about six miles north of town at 4060 N. State 71. Just look for the red doors. Sale will take place come rain or shine with lots and lots of reasonably priced items. Philadelphia Primitive Matrons Auxiliary to celebrate anniversary The Matrons Auxiliary of Philadelphia Primitive Baptist Church will celebrate its anniversary at 11 a.m. ET on Sunday, May 6. Sister Wanda Smiley will be the speaker. An invitation to attend is extended to everyone. The church is at 259 Ave. D, Port St. Joe. North Port St. Joe Children Youth Church to meet The North Port St. Joe Communitywide Children Youth Church will meet for business and worship services at 5 p.m. ET on Sunday, May 6, at Thompson Temple First Born Holiness Church, Avenue E, Port St. Joe. Community attendance and support are welcome. Fore more information, contact Junior Deacon Quinten Williams. Zion Fair welcomes new pastor Zion Fair Missionary Baptist Church invites the community to worship with them in welcoming their new pastor, the Rev. Wilson Hall of Tallahassee, and honoring Mothers Day on the second Sunday, during their regular worship service May 13. In honor of Mothers Day, dinners will be available for a donation of $7 each. We encourage families or individuals to dine-in at the church dining hall and enjoy a delicious home-cooked dinner with their mother or family members. Dinners may be ordered for take out as well. Call Deaconess Amy Rogers for tickets (850) 229-8515 or (850) 227-4041. Annual Youth Day at Philadelphia Primitive The youth department of Philadelphia Primitive Baptist Church will observe its annual Youth Day on Sunday, May 27, beginning with its church school at 10 a.m. ET followed with a special worship service at 11 a.m. All children and youth are encouraged to attend and participate. The church is at 259 Avenue D, Port St. Joe. 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. Have you lost Jesus? Have you lost Jesus? Do you remember where? His parents lost Him at church. Have you ever lost him there? Did you ever carry a load of sin to church, and forget to leave it at the altar? This is one way you can falter. You cant nd Him, because sin blocks the way. This can blind you to Jesus all day. You can worry too much about your brothers deeds, when you should be worrying about your brothers needs. You can forget at Christmas whose birthday it is. You bought presents for everyone, but where is His? Have you lost your temper and mistreated someone? Does this sound like what Jesus would have done? Do you have times all you think of is me? Youve lost Him again, thats where Jesus should be. If you belong to Jesus, I know one thing thats true. You might be able to lose Him, but Hell never lose you. Billy Johnson Clenney family Card of Thanks Thank you to all our friends who have shown Christian compassion to us during Johnnies illness and homegoing. Your love, and the peace of Christ are sustaining us well. Thanks too for all your prayers through the years. With much gratitude, The John L. Clenney family FAITH Thursday, May 3, 2012 Page B4 This business invites you to visit the church of your choice this week. www.starfl.com Faith BRIEFS Howard Creek Baptist Church to dedicate new home

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That effort create a skit revolving around a Hamlet-like character, with choices, one easy, one not, toss in a dash of musical theater, comedy, a scene change, costume change and the use of a trapdoor (more on that later) earned the team second at the recent Florida OM nals and a berth at the World Finals in Ames, Iowa later this month. This is the seventhstraight year that a county OM team has reached the World Finals. It is the fourth consecutive year for a Port St. Joe High team and the third year at Worlds for the nucleus of this team, which includes seniors Michelle Hiscock, Emerald Muniz and Blaine Bush as well as junior Hayden Newman and sophomore Drew Lacour. Cailyn LaPlante, a sophomore, and freshman Janel Kerigan round out this years team. It is weird, we are very different, but yet the same, said LaPlante, a newcomer to OM. We have similar sense of humors. We work so well together. They were really good to me. They took my ideas and incorporated them into the nal skit. OM is an international program that provides creative problem-solving opportunities for students from kindergarten through college. Bush, in fact, will attend the University of Central Florida because of its OM program. He was approached to consider the school during last years state competition. Its the one day in my life that I can be someone I am not every day, Bush said of practice and competition. OM teams apply creativity to solve problems ranging from building mechanical devices a particular forte for Wewahitchka High School teams that went to Worlds three years in a row to presenting interpretations of literary classics. Thousands of teams from across the United States and 25 other countries compete at local, regional, state and World levels. Listening to the PSJHS team members seems akin to being a y on the wall as a comedy troupe sketches out the next skit. The group nishes each others sentences, look to each other as sounding boards for points they are making, an easy camaraderie borne of hours and months spent spit-balling ideas. While creating a skit that meets all the criteria of the categorys problem in this case one with Hamlets famous To be or not to be soliloquy as a launching point. We just brainstorm and Michelle does the writing, Bush explained. She is the one putting our ideas into words. Hiscock noted that much of the word play and puns in their script comes from brainstorming sessions or conversations around the lunch table. Something rings funny, it may end up in the nal draft. LaPlante chimed in, It came along really strangely. Eventually you get to the point where you have two ideas and you debate which one you are going to do. The group had done a love story for a long-problem last year, so a love story seemed the right genre. Newman, a musician and budding songwriter, provided the soundtrack, a song called Ironic. We had to have a comedy element so we thought irony worked, Newman said. The song is the tone for the skit, a modern morality tale of love, age and life decisions. Once a script is in place, the work of costumes the space junk a laundry basket decorated with plastic knives, forks and other shapes, an earth made of labels from water bottles (the seas) and potting soil (the land) and set design begins. The team crafted all over a period of ve months. The trapdoor, a required aspect of the skit, was melded into the play as an escape hatch from the black hole the supernova creates in response to the suns wavering affections. It is the crux of the problem, offer an easy and dif cult choice and demonstrate the easy way is not necessarily the best, or in the long-term easiest, path after all. The trapdoor takes the characters which also includes Orion, a narcissistic pal of the Sun, a solar are, which serves as the Suns conscience, the Moon, which serves as narrator as it circles the Earth to another world. I am glad I came back (to OM), said Kerigan, who competed in OM in middle school but who chose athletics when the team dissolved after a sponsor was lost. I always had fun and the people involved in it are great to work with. This was fun. Also rewarding. In addition to another berth at the World Finals, the team also won special OMer Awards for creativity at both regional and state and at regional received a special Ramatra Fusca Creativity Award at regional. I think that speaks very highly of our students, said team sponsor Frances Hiscock. The judges at state honored the team for their animated scenic and costume designs their script revealed in-depth research about astronomy concepts their ability to integrate quality research with humor and word play also compelled us to award the OMer Award. For Michelle Hiscock there is some wistfulness to the trip to Iowa the nal week of May. She has competed in OM for 10 years and her writing skills have been a key to the team. She will head off to college and journalism school, but the World Finals are her last performance. There are still ways you can stay involved, as a judge or a coach or sponsor, Hiscock said. But it is kind of sad to think this will be the last performance. HOMES from page B1 and Charles Olson, a Thomasville, Ga., architect active in preservation on a state level. Lunch follows at the Owl Caf, featuring a talk by Debbie Beard on Florida cracker homes, an architecture characterized by metal roofs, raised oors, large porch areas and straight central hallways from the front to the back of the home. Owners of three of the citys historic renovations, the Nichols Building, the Chapman House and the Gibson Inn., will provide tours of their buildings throughout the afternoon. The traditional Home & Garden Tour gets underway at 5:30 p.m. Friday, with an Evensong service and welcome reception, along with a free lecture on the history and future of the Fort Coombs Armory, at that location at 6:30 p.m. The tour commences Saturday at 10 a.m. and runs through 4 p.m. Featured this year is the home of famed photojournalist Richard Bickel, a Prairieshingle style house from around 1909 once owned by the Whitesides, owners of the Apalachicola Ice Company. The house at 96 6th Street features broad windows, board and batten wainscoting and other classic Craftsman features including built-in cabinetry and period staircase. Bickel also has on display heirlooms and objects dart from his many travels in Asia, the Middle East, Burma and India. Tickets are available for $15 each until the day of the tour, when sales begin at 9:30 a.m. for $20 each. The lunch of shrimp or chicken salad, together with fruit salad, broccoli cauli ower salad, roll, dessert and drink will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Trinitys parish hall at a cost of $12 each. The sealed bid auction will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For complete information on the many aspects of this years tour, visit www. apalachicolahistorichometour.org, or call the church at 653-9550 or the Apalachicola Bay Chamber of Commerce at 653-9419. WHOS ON THE TOUR In addition to the Bickel home at the 96 6th Street, this years tour includes this array of homes and gardens, as well as access to the citys many historical buildings and churches, museums, inns, parks and assorted shops: The Tartt Home (25 5th Avenue) The Marks / Clark Home (65 Avenue E) The Martin House (29 5th Avenue) The Seaton Schley Home (50 5th Street) The Monod Home (79 Avenue G) The Smith-McCoy Home (76 Avenue G) The Jones Home (121 Avenue B) The Emo Home (67 Avenue C) The Trinity Church Memorial Garden The Williar Garden (31 9th Street) The Suarez Garden (59 Avenue G) The Vogt Garden (87 Avenue D) Courtesy of Blaine Bush The Port St. Joe High School Odyssey of the Mind team after state competition. From left, back, Drew Lacour, Janel Kerigan, Hayden Newman, Emerald Muniz, Michelle Hiscock and Blaine Bush. Front, Cailyn LaPlante. The Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizens Awards luncheon was held Wednesday, April 25 at Sunset Coastal Grill in Port St. Joe. The Good Citizens selected from the area schools are Donia Lanier of Wewahitchka High School and Deanna Quick of Franklin County High School. These students are winners of the Good Citizen contest given by the St. Joseph Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution for the 2011-2012 school year. After the luncheon, the students read their essays, Our American Heritage and our Responsibility to Preserve it. They were then presented with certificates and DAR pens. They will also receive scholarship awards at graduation or awards day at their schools. The Good Citizen Award is given annually to a member of each senior class in Gulf and Franklin County high schools and is chosen by faculty and students on a merit basis. The students selected must have the qualities of dependability, service, leadership and patriotism. DAR honors Good Citizen contest winners Lunch follows at the Owl Caf, featuring a talk by Debbie Beard on Florida cracker homes, an architecture characterized by metal roofs, raised oors, large porch areas and straight central hallways from the front to the back of the home. ODYSSEY from page B1 SPECIAL TO THE STAR Award winner Donia Lanier pictured with Jacquelyn Quarles, Chair of the DAR Good Citizens Committee.

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CLASSIFIEDSThursday, May 3, 2012 The Star | B7 86570S IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA PANAMA CITY DIVISION CASE NO.: 5:11-cv-00341-RS-GRJ CENTENNIAL BANK, Plaintiff, vs. GARY L. SMITH, Defendant. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that under and by virtue of the Final Judgment of Foreclosure rendered in the above-styled case on March 22, 2012, in the United States District Court For The Northern District Of Florida, in favor of the Plaintiff, the undersigned, appointed in that certain Order Appointing Special Master rendered March 30, 2012, will on the 11th day of May, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time, in the lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil Costin Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida 32456, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest bidder, the following described property, situated, lying and being in Gulf County, Florida: Real Property Lots 2 and 20, Block 9 of YON’S ADDITION TO BEACON HILL, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 1, Page(s) 45, of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. Personal Property All rights, easements, appurtenances, royalties, mineral rights, oil and gas rights, crops, timber, all diversion payments or third party payments made to crop producers, and all existing and future improvements, structure, fixtures and replacements that may now, or at anytime in the future, be part of the real property described above. All water wells, water, ditches, reservoirs, reservoir sites and dams located on the real estate and all riparian and water rights associated with the property, however established. For additional information concerning the above property contact: STEPHEN A. PITRE, ESQUIRE, Post Office Box 13010, Pensacola, Florida 32591-3010 or (850) 434-9200. All sales are subject to confirmation of the court. Method of payment is by postal money order or certified check made payable to Jeffrey P. Whitton, Esquire, Escrow Account. Ten (10) Percent of High/Acceptable bid in certified check or cashier’s check will be accepted with the balance due within 48 hours. No cash will be accepted. 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 with the Clerk of the Court within 60 days after the sale. In accordance with the AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Jeffrey P. Whitton, Esquire, Post Office Box 1956, Panama City, FL 32402 or (850) 769-7040 not later than seven days prior to the sale to ensure that reasonable accommodations are available. DATED this 4th day of April 2012. SPECIAL MASTER: JEFFREY P. WHITTON, Esquire Florida Bar No. 329509 565 Harrison Ave. Post Office Box 1956 Panama City, FL 32402 Email: whittonpc@ comcast.net Phone: 850-769-7040 Fax 850-769-3014 April 12, 19, 26, May 3, 2012 87012S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY CASE NO.: 12-25PR IN PROBATE IN RE: The Estate of MARY DORIS LISTER, also known as DORIS D. LISTER, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: The administration of the estate of MARY DORIS LISTER, deceased, File Number 12-25PR is pending in the Circuit Court for Gulf County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Gulf County Courthouse, Probate Division, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, FLorida, 32456. The name and address of the personal representative and that personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is served within three months after the date of the first publication of this notice must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. The date of the first publication of this Notice is April 26, 2012. THOMAS S. GIBSON RISH, GIBSON & SCHOLZ, P.A. 116 Sailor’s Cove Dr. P.O. Box 39 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 (850) 229-8211 ATTORNEY FOR PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE FL BAR NO. 0350583 KAY WHITFIELD P.O. Box 674 Wewahitchka, FL 32465 PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE ESTATE OF MARY DORIS LISTER April 26, May 3, 2012 86893S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Bill F. McCormick, the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said Tax Certificate for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The Parcel number, Certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No: 1008 Date of Issuance: May 27, 2009 Application No: 2012-08 R.E. No. 03816-460R Description of Property: Lot 32, Magnolia Bluff Subdivision as per official plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 5, Page 3, Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. Name in which assessed: Henry C. Clark 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 16th day of May, 2012. Dated this 10th day of April, 2012. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk April 5, 12, 19, 26, May 5, 2012 86999S NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS BID NO. 1112-20 The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners will receive bids from any person, company or corporation interested in purchasing the following: Sale of County Owned Properties Proposals must be turned in to and specifications obtained from the Gulf County Clerk’s Office at 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Blvd, Room 148, Port St. Joe, Florida, 32456, by 4:30 p.m., E.T., on Friday, May 11, 2012. The website www. gulfcounty-fl.gov also will have property specifications. Interested parties should contact Don Butler for additional information at (850) 229-6106. Please indicate on the envelope YOUR COMPANY NAME, that this is a SEALED BID and include the BID NUMBER. Bids will be opened at the above location on Monday, May 14, 2011 at 10:00 a.m., E.T. Attest: /s/ Rebecca L. Norris, Clerk BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA /s/ William C. Williams, III., Chairman April 26, May 3, 2012 87056S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 11-217CA TYNDALL FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, Plaintiff, vs. CARLA S. PATTERSON, MICHAEL E HARTLEY “JB”, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, and THE UNITED STATED OF AMERICA DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Gulf County, Florida, pursuant to the Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure, entered in this cause, the Clerk of this Court shall sell the property at public sale at 11:00 A.M. E.S.T., on the 17th day of May, 2012, at the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL 32456, the following described real property lying and being in Gulf County, Florida, to-wit: EXHIBIT “A” Lots 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, & 13, Block “M”, Howard Creek Properties, an unrecorded subdivision of a portion of Section 31, Township 6 South, Range 8 West and a portion of Section 6, Township 7 South, Range 8 West, Gulf County, Florida, more particularly described as follows: Commence at the Southwest corner of the Southeast quarter of Section 31, Township 6 South, Range 8 West, Gulf County, Florida; thence South 8938’25” East along the South line of said Southeast quarter of Section 31 for 213.28 feet; thence North 2515’19” West for 564.79 feet to the P.C. of a curve concave to the Southwest; thence Northerly along said curve having a radius of 2234.30 feet for an arc distance of 197.22 feet, the chord of said arc bearing North 2743’03” West for 197.16 feet; thence North 3018’46” West for 212.40 feet to the Point of Beginning. Thence continue North 3018’46” West for 170.75 feet to the P.C. of a curve concave to the Southwest; thence Northerly along said curve having a radius of 884.64 feet for an arc distance of 325.88 feet, the chord arc bearing North 4051’58” West for 324.04 feet; thence North 5125’10” West for 401.28 feet; thence South 3834’50” West for 218.00 feet; thence South 5125’10” East for 401.28 feet to the P.C. of a curve concave to the Southwest and having a radius of 666.64 feet; thence Southeasterly along said curve for a arc distance of 245.58 feet, the chord of said arc bearing South 4051’58” East for 244.19 feet; thence South 3018’46” East for 170.75 feet; thence North 5941’14” East for 218.00 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. This Notice dated this 19th day of April, 2012. BECKY NORRIS, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Gulf County, Florida By: BA Baster Deputy Clerk Attorney for Plaintiff: BURKE, BLUE, HUTCHISON, WALTERS & SMITH, P.A. 221 McKenzie Avenue Panama City, FL 32401 April 26, May 3, 2012 87081S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Caroline Windham, the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said Tax Certificate for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The Parcel number, Certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No: 1179 Date of Issuance: May 27, 2009 Application No: 2012-12 R.E. No. 05015-000R Description of Property: Lot 11, Block 45, of the Resubdivision of Block 45, SAINT JOSEPH’S ADDITION OF THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA, Unit Number Three (3), according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 34, of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. Name in which assessed: CQ Development, LLC 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 30th day of May, 2012. Dated this 24th day of April, 2012. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk April 26 May 3, 10, 17, 2012 87089S IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION Case No.: 23-2009-CA-000625 Division JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, vs. SUSAN E. WHITE, CAPITAL CITY BANK, AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/ OWNERS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given, pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on April 16, 2012, in the Circuit Court of Gulf County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Gulf County, Florida described as: LOT THREE (3) IN BLOCK ONE HUNDRED ELEVEN (111) OF ST. JOSEPH’S ADDITION TO THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA, UNIT SEVEN (7), ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK TWO (2), PAGE SEVEN (7) OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. and commonly known as: 2106 LONG AVE., PORT ST. JOE, FL 32456; including the building, appurtenances, and fixtures located therein, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, Sales held in front lobby of courthouse, on May 17th, 2012 at 11am. ET Any persons 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 19th day of April, 2012. Rebecca L. Norris Clerk of the Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk April 26, May 3, 2012 87083S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that First Alliance Holdings, LLC, the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said Tax Certificate for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The Parcel number, Certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No: 1161 Date of Issuance: May 27, 2009 Application No: 2012-11 R.E. No. 04865-005R Lots 15 through 22, Block 35, SAINT JOSEPH’S ADDITION OF THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA, Unit Number Three (3), according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 32, of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. Name in which assessed: CQ Development, LLC 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 30th day of May, 2012. Dated this 24th day of April, 2012. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk April 26 May 3, 10, 17, 2012 87107S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY Case No. 12-16 PR In Probate IN RE: The Estate of PATRICIA LUANN REDD, Deceased NOTICE TO CREDITORS TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: The administration of the estate of PATRICIA LUANN REDD, deceased, File Number 12-16-PR, is pending in the Circuit Court for Gulf County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. The names and addresses of the personal representative and that personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is served within three months after the date of the first publication of this notice must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. The date of the first publication of this Notice is April 26, 2012 Personal Representative for Patricia Luann Redd /s/ Timothy P. Croft TIMOTHY P. CROFT 1305 Monument Ave. Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Attorney for Petitioner /s/ S. Russell Scholz S. RUSSELL SCHOLZ FL Bar No. 0224839 RISH, GIBSON & SCHOLZ, P.A. 116 Sailors Cove Drive P.O. Box 39 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 (850-229-8211 April 26, May 3, 2012 87102S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2008-CA-000587 SOUTHEASTERN VALUE, LLC, Plaintiff, vs. SANDRA C. HARRISON, a/k/a SANDRA CLAY HARRISON, Defendant. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE is hereby given that, pursuant to the Order of Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated January 19, 2012 and Order Re-Setting Sale Date dated April 18, 2012 in this cause, in the Circuit Court of Gulf County, Florida, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at 11:00 a.m. ET Standard time, on May 17, 2012, at 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Boulevard, Port St. Joe, Florida, the property situated in Gulf County, Florida described as: Lot 4 San Dunes Subdivision according to the plat recorded in the public records of Gulf County, Florida in Plat Book 5, Page 6 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS my hand and seal of the Court on April 24, 2012. REBECCA L. MORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: BA Baxter DEPUTY CLERK Attorneys for Plaintiff: Daniel J. Kuhn, Esquire and Catherine B. Chapman, Esquire GUILDAY, TUCKER, SCHWARTZ & SIMPSON, P.A. 1983 Centre Pointe Boulevard, Suite 200 Tallahassee, FL 32308 NOTICE TO PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in the proceeding should contact the Court Administrator at the Gulf County Courthouse, Telephone 850-229-6112 not later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771 or Voice (V) 1-800-955-8770 via Florida Relay Service. May 3, 10, 2012 87111S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 11-263-CA CENTENNIAL BANK, An Arkansas banking corporation, successor in interest to Bayside Savings Bank, Plaintiff, vs. FORGOTTEN COAST INVESTMENTS, LLC, a Florida limited liability company, WILLIAM D. KISLING, JAMES T. MEADOWS, JR. and WILLIAM SCOTT ROBERTS, a/k/a SCOTT ROBERTS, Defendants. CLERK’S NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accordance with the Order Adopting Report and Recommendation and Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated April 16, 2012, in the abovestyled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Front lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida 32456, at 11:00 a.m. (Eastern Time) on May 17, 2012, the following described property: Parcel 1: Begin at an iron pipe marking the Northwest corner of the Northwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of Section 30, Township 4 South, Range 9 West, Gulf County, Florida, and thence run South 88 degrees 33 minutes 34 seconds East 660.00 feet to a concrete monument marking the Northeast corner of the West Half of the Northwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of said Section 30, thence run South along the East boundary line of the West Half of the Northwest Quarter of said Southwest Quarter 1026.96 feet to a re-bar, thence run North 61 degrees 39 minutes 23 seconds West 220.00 feet, thence run South 150.00 feet to the Northeasterly right-ofway boundary of Cochran Landing Public Road, thence run North 61 degrees 39 minutes 23 seconds West along said right-of-way boundary 529.18 feet to the West boundary of said Section 30, thence run North 00 degrees 01 minutes 44 seconds West along said West boundary 837.87 feet to the Point of Beginning. less and except: Begin at a four inch square concrete monument marking the Northeast corner of the West Half of the Northwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of Section 30, Township 4 South, Range 9 West, Gulf County, Florida and run thence South 00 degrees 27 minutes 47 seconds West along the East boundary line of the said West Half of the Northwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter for a distance of 208.71 feet to a set 1/2 inch iron rod and cap No. LB7137; thence leaving said East boundary line run North 88 degrees 09 minutes 50 seconds West for a distance of 208.71 feet to a set 1/2 inch iron rod and cap No. LB7137; thence North 00 degrees 27 minutes 47 seconds East parallel with said East boundary line, for a distance of 208.71 feet to a set 1/2 inch iron rod and cap No. LB7137 on the South boundary line of Block “Q” Red Bull Island Unit 2 (unrecorded); thence South 88 degrees 09 minutes 50 seconds East, along said South boundary line for a distance of 208.71 feet to the Point of Beginning. Parcel 2: Begin at a four inch square concrete monument marking the Northeast corner of the West Half of the Northwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of Section 30, Township 4 South, Range 9 West, Gulf County, Florida and run thence South 00 degrees 27 minutes 47 seconds West along the East boundary line of the said West Half of the Northwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter for a distance of 208.71 feet to a set 1/2 inch iron rod and cap No. LB7137; thence leaving said East boundary line run North 88 degrees 09 minutes 50 seconds West for a distance of 208.71 feet to a set 1/2 inch iron rod and cap No. LB7137; thence North 00 degrees 27 minutes 47 seconds East parallel with said East boundary line, for a distance of 208.71 feet to a set 1/2 inch iron rod and cap No. LB7137 on the South boundary line of Block “Q” Red Bull Island Unit 2 (unrecorded); thence South 88 degrees 09 minutes 50 seconds East, along said South boundary line for a distance of 208.71 feet to the Point of Beginning. Parcel 3: Commence at an iron pipe marking the Northwest corner of the Northwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of Section 30, Township 4 South, Range 9 West, Gulf County, Florida, and thence run South 00 degrees 01 minutes 44 seconds East along the West boundary of said Section 30 a distance of 894.68 feet to a concrete monument on the Southwesterly right-ofway boundary of Cochran Landing Public Road for the Point of Beginning. From said Point of Beginning thence run South 61 degrees 39 minutes 23 seconds East along said right-of-way boundary 397.04 feet, thence run South 245.25 feet, thence run North 88 degrees 32 minutes 41 seconds West 349.34 feet to the West boundary of said Section 30, thence run North 00 degrees 01 minutes 44 seconds West along said West boundary 424.88 feet to the Point of Beginning. Dated : April 19, 2012. Rebecca Norris Gulf County Clerk of Court By: B.A. Baxter Deputy Clerk May 3, 10, 2012 87125S PUBLIC MEETING OF THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE CANVASSING BOARD The City of Port St. Joe Canvassing Board will meet at 5:00 PM EST on May 8, 2012 at the Supervisor of Elections Office, 401 Long Ave, Port St. Joe, Florida. The Canvassing Board will meet to canvass the absentee ballots for the May 8, 2012 Port St. Joe City Election, to receive queries from the public about absentee ballots, and to canvass all returns as necessary. Absentee ballots for the May 8, 2012 Port St. Joe City Election received prior to May 7th will be available for public inspection until 9:00 AM EST on May 7th, 2012 at the Gulf County Elections Office, 401 Long Ave, 87113S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY Case No.: 11-491-CA SE PROPERTY HOLDINGS, LLC, Plaintiff, vs. GARY WAYNE STANLEY and JEANNIE RENE STANLEY, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned Clerk of the Circuit Court of Gulf County, pursuant to a Final Judgment entered in this cause, will on the 17th day of May, 2012, at 11:00 o’clock A.M. Eastern Time, at the North door of the Gulf County Courthouse, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property located in Gulf County, Florida: Commence at the Northeast corner of the Northeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of Section 36, Township 4 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida and thence run South 01 degree 13 minutes 31 seconds West along the East boundary line of the Northeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of Section 36, Township 4 South, Range 10 West for 49.98 feet; thence North 89 degrees 57 minutes 57 seconds East along the South right of way line of Johnson Lane for 271.47 feet for the Point of Beginning; from said Point of Beginning continue North 89 degrees 57 minutes 57 seconds East along said South right of way line for 250.00 feet; thence leaving said right of way line run South 01 degree 19 minutes 36 seconds West for 461.51; thence South 89 degrees 56 minutes 19 seconds West for 250.00 feet; thence North 01 degree 19 minutes 35 seconds East for 461.59 feet to the Point of Beginning Together with all the appurtenances thereto belonging and appertaining. 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 17th day of April, 2012. REBECCA L. NORRIS Clerk of the Court By: BA Baxter As Deputy Clerk April 26, 3, 2012

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B8| The Star Thursday, May 3, 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 Road ; available May 1st212 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 gross 407 Reid Avenue +/-905sf; move in ready; $14psf mod-grossWarehouse / Flex Space110 Trade Circle West +/2500-7500sf suites, 14ft roll-up doors, dock high loading; inquire for terms 2790 Hwy 98 +/5,640 sf : Of ce / Warehouse; $8 psf mod gross; Property also available for sale; Inquire for terms; 17 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; $135,000; 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 Wewahitchka156 Patrick St. 2br 2ba Single Family, Fixer-upper. Owner Financing or Cash Discount. $350 Down $317/mo. Call 803-978-1540 or 803-403-9555 $33,500 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 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 WeWa 3br/2ba central heat & air $525/mo + dep 639-5721; RV great for 1 to 2 people $115 a week + dep incl. W/S/E 639-5721 For Sale or Trade $230,000 Lake Front home Toledo Bend Reservoir, Hamphill, Texas 3br, 2ba, 1 acre, boathouse, dock, pavilion, Call 409-579-1107 3BR, 2B, fenced back yard on quiet cul-de-sac. Avail July 1. Rent $850/mo, deposit $850. Contact Betty Ray Weston 227-5566 Efficiency Rooms Weekly or monthly rentals. Downtown PSJ on Reid Ave & 3rd Street. Call 850-229-2706 or 850-527-6090 East Point Carrabelle 900 Square ft designer 1bedroom, open plan, Jacuzzi, washer & dryer, satellite, secluded, 1/2 mile from beach .$230 bi-weekly or $460 per month. Call 954-816-7004 Text FL07685 to 56654 Publisher’s NoticeAll real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise “any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination” Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on a equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. 108 S. E. AVE. A CARRABELLE, FLORIDA 32322850-697-9604 850-323-0444 www.seacrestre.comwww. rst tness.com/carrabellePROPERTY MANAGEMENT AND RENTALSRENTALS3 BR 2BA DOUBLEWIDE UNFURNISHED Large Yard, In Country ....................................$700 2 BR MOBILE HOME UNFURNISHED Country, Private ..............................................$550 1 BR FURNISHED CONDO Nice, Includes Utilities.....................................$910 1 BR RIVER CONDO, BOAT SLIP 3 Night Minimum ..........................$105 Plus Daily 1 BR 1BA, UNFURNISHED APT Lanark, Remodeled, Inc Water .......................$475 2 BR 1BA UNFURNISHED APT Lanark ...............................................$375 & $450 1 BR, SUN ROOM/DAY BED Furnished, Lanark, Inc Utilities ......................$650 2BR 1BA MOBILE HOME Fenced Yard ....................................................$500 1BR REMODELED HOUSE Carrabelle .......................................................$450 OFFICE SPACE Hwy 98 Frontage, Carrabelle .....$400 Plus Utilities Medical/HealthWantedTwo assistants/aides for PSJ senior couple in-home. References, prior experience only required. Nighttime and daytime positions available. Rate negotiable. Call 904-247-4983 and leave message Web ID#: 34205857 Medical/HealthOPS Dental AssistantThe Gulf County Health Department, an EO/AA/VPEmployer, has one opening for a FT, OPS Dental Assistant (No Benefits Assigned). Starting Salary: $10.50 $13.50 hourly, based on experience. Fingerprinting & Emergency Duties Required. Dental Assistant Certification or Expanded Duties Required. For more info, contact Gwen Allen at: (850) 227-1276, ext. 131. Electronic applications only for this position; refer to Requisition Number: 64923165. Closing date 05/07/12. An EO/AA/VPEmployer Apply at: peoplefirst.myflorida.c om for assistance, contact: People First at 877-562-7287 Web-Id 34207872 HospitalityRESORT VACATION PROPERTIESAccepting Applications *Full-time reservationist w/ great benefits. *Part-time maintenance office clerk. Both positions require weekend work. Apply in person 9-5 weekdays at 123 W Gulf Beach Dr, St. George Island Install/Maint/Repair The MainStay Suites and Port Inn are now accepting applications forRoom attendantsCandidates must be able to work weekends and holidays, 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. E.O.E, D.F.W.P. MainStay Suites 3951 E. Hwy 98 Port St. Joe Fl, 32456 Medical/HealthCaring Peopleand CNAs needed. Join a team of people who make a difference in the lives of the elderly. Provide non medical companionship, in home help & personal care for the elderly. Must be flexible. PT leading to FT-positions available in Apalachicola, Mexico Beach and Port St. Joe areas.Home Instead Senior CareCall Mon-Thur 9-3pm 850-640-1223 or toll free 1-866-301-1919 Web ID#: 34206692 Text FL06692 to 56654 C l i n i c Clinic I n s t r u c t i o n a l Instructional D e n t i s t DentistTo provide clinical and didactic instruction to dental hygiene & dental assisting students. Includes an evidence-based dentistry approach to clinical evaluation and treatment of dental patients in the campus dental clinic. Requires: DMD or equivalent from an ADA accredited institution; current / active license to practice dentistry in good standing (FL license preferred); current CPR certi cation; current working knowledge/ experience in dentistry (within 6 months prior to application). $70k/yr (11 months). Position is Open Until Filled. Women & minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. Application (must be completed) & additional info:www.gulfcoast.edu/hr GCSC is an EA/EO/M/F/Vet employer. GCSC Equity O cer 850.872.3866 North Florida Child Development, Inc.Is seekingTeachers & Substitutes for our Gulf County CentersMust have a high school diploma/GED And required 45-Hours DCF training PLEASE CALL Sebrina @ 639-5080 ext 10 Or Terri @ 229-6415 Jana @ 639-6520 Or send resumes to smcgill@ oridachildren.orgDFWP/M-F/7-3/EOE Gulf County Senior Citizens Association is accepting applications for a temporary part-time position in Wewahitchka. Duties include custodial work, delivery of meals to the elderly, transportation of clients to the meal site, along with other duties. Applicants need to be in good physical health and have a valid drivers license, you must pass a level 2 background check and drug screening. Applications may be picked up at the Wewahitchka Senior Center located at 314 East Third Street. Call 229-8466 for more information. Food Svs/HospitalityEvening Cook NeededThe Thirsty Goat is now accepting applications for an evening cook. The ideal candidate will have restaurant experience, but we are willing to train the right person. Applicants must have the ability to function in a fast paced environment while remaining professional and friendly. Candidates must be able to work weekends and holidays, dependability is a must! If you have an eye for detail, the highest desire to deliver superior service, and can play well with others, we would love to hear from you! Apply in person at the address below. E.O.E. DFWP Port Inn 501 Monument Ave. Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Food Svs/HospitalityServersExperienced, customer oriented servers. High base plus tips. Apply Water Street Hotel 329 Water Street, Apalachicola BEANIE BABIES! Almost all of them. Free to good home! Call (850) 647-3160 Whitney Piano, medium height, upright, full keyboard. Hammond organ. Excellent condition.850-648-5004 Text FL06892 to 56654 Food Svs/HospitalityBartender / Therapist NeededThe Port Inn/Thirsty Goat is now accepting applications for a part time bartender. The ideal candidate will have a thorough knowledge of liquors, beers, wines, and mixology techniques, but we are willing to train the right person. If you have an eye for detail, the highest desire to deliver superior service, and can play well with others, we would love to hear from you! Apply in person at the address below. E.O.E. DFWP Port Inn 501 Monument Ave. Port St. Joe, FL 32456 These tiny ads sell, hire, rent and inform for thousands of families each week.Let a little Classified ad do a big j ob for you. EmeraldCoast Marketplace 747-5020 Port St. Joe, Florida. Counting of the Absentee Ballots will not begin until 5:00 PM EST on May 8, 2012. These meetings are open to the public. All interested parties are encouraged to attend. Linda Griffin Gulf County Supervisor of Elections 401 Long Ave Port St Joe, FL 32456 May 3, 2012 87205S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Generation Overflow, LLC, the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said Tax Certificate for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The Parcel number, Certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No: 698 Date of Issuance: May 27, 2009 Application No: 2012-13 R.E. No. 03191-205R Lot 1, Mystic Palms, according to the Plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 5, Page 8, of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida Name in which assessed: Indian Pass Builders 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 6th day of June, 2012. Dated this 1st day of May, 2012. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk May 3, 10, 17, 24, 2012 87201S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Visionary Distributors, LC, the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said Tax Certificate for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The Parcel number, Certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No: 1239 Date of Issuance: May 27, 2009 Application No: 2012-14 R.E. No. 05775-000R Lot 13 and 15, of Block 1005, of the City of Port St. Joe, Florida, according to the Official map thereof on file in the office of the Clerk of Circuit Court of Gulf County, Florida. Name in which assessed: Clifford Jones 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 6th day of June, 2012. Dated this 1st day of May, 2012. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk May 3, 10, 17, 24, 2012 87203S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Visionary Distributors, LC, the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said Tax Certificate for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The Parcel number, Certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No: 434 Date of Issuance: May 27, 2009 Application No: 2012-15 R.E. No. 02543-000R Lots 1 and 2, of Block 3, of Pine Ridge Addition to the City of Wewahitchka, Florida, as per plat or map on record in the County Court House, Gulf County, Port St. Joe, Florida. Name in which assessed: Johnny Lee Jackson & Margaret V. Jackson 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 6th day of June, 2012. Dated this 1st day of May, 2012. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk May 3, 10, 17, 24, 2012 87213S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NUMBER 12-23-PR IN RE: ESTATE OF JANICE FAYE HUTCHISON Deceased. NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION The administration of the estate of JANICE FAYE HUTCHISON, deceased, whose date of death was December 1, 2011 is pending in the Circuit Court for Gulf County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the decedent’s estate must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is May, 2012. Personal Representatives: Randall Maxwell 3537 Berryhill Rd. Pace, FL 32571 Rhonda Bradshaw 612 Dogwood Way Panama City, FL 32404 Sandra D. Davenport 1950 H.W. 22 Wewahitchka, FL 32465 Attorney for Personal Representative: Charles A. Costin FL Bar No. 699070 P O Box 98 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 (850)-227-1159 May 3, 10, 2012 Incorrect Insertion PolicyFor Classified In-column AdvertisersAll ads placed by phone are read back to the advertiser to insure correctness. 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County Administrator Don Butler reported he received four additional applications for the TDC director position after deciding to reopen the job search due to lack of experience among the previous applicants. Butler said two candidates in particular were well-quali ed, one from Phoenix, Ariz. and another from Tampa. He spoke with both of the candidates over the phone and is hoping to set up interviews soon. We feel much better now that we have someone in the running who has a background in TDC, Butler said. Butler said he is hoping to hire someone in the next couple of weeks, but if its someone from out of town it will probably take about a month for them to relocate. Assistant director Kellee Novak resigned from her position effective May 2, and Butler reported that Kim Bodine at the Gulf Coast Workforce Board has a much larger group of people who are quali ed to ll Novaks position. However, Butler said there would be value in rst lling the executive director position. Butler said they will also wait to hire a new marketing rm for the TDC because they might land a candidate who can handle both the marketing and administrative tasks of the department. The county received three proposals for a new TDC marketing director, but will also hold of on contracting a marketing rm until an executive director is hired. Former marketing director Kerigan Marketing did not submit a bid. Butler reported to the board that all outstanding TDC invoices, the bulk of which are from Kerigan Marketing, have at least been processed. Many of the outstanding invoices date back to last September. The board of county commissioners voted at its April 24 meeting to give grant coordinator Towan Kopinsky signature authority to approve TDC invoices in the hopes of speeding up the payment process by way of Butlers recommendation. County Attorney Jeremy Novak reported that the clerks of ce has provided a new list of requirements for invoice payments. Kerigan is now required to supply the vendor invoice and cancelled checks paid to the vendor in addition to the signed original invoice, tear sheets and proof of performance sheets. Theyve been critical, but they certainly have not denied compensation to him, Novak said. Warriner said the process is laying the groundwork for how it should be done in the future. If you want to get money from this TDC, theres going to be some serious accountability, said Warriner, who also recommended the By VALERIE GARMAN229-7843 | @valeriegarman vgarman@star .com The Cape San Blas Lighthouse has danced with its fair share of destruction over the years. At what used to be called the hard luck station by the Coast Guard, erosion caused by storms on Cape San Blas has sent the lighthouse tower into the sea on more than one occasion. The current 98-foot skeletal tower is the fourth to occupy the same spot off County 30-E. The rst conical, brick lighthouse on Cape San Blas was completed in 1848. Congress appropriated $8,000 for the tower, which was constructed to warn seafarers of the hazardous strip of land jetting out into the Gulf waters. The structure was destroyed by a storm in 1851, only three years later. A second brick tower was constructed a year after the rst collapsed, and was promptly destroyed by another storm in 1856, only 10 months after being rst lit. A third brick lighthouse was constructed in 1857, just prior to the Civil War, which left the tower closed until 1865. In 1869, the Lighthouse Board reported rapid erosion around the tower and that protection was needed, but never followed through on a solution. In 1875, the waters were within 150 feet of the lighthouse, and three years later, water lapped the base of the tower. Finally in 1882, while Plein Air Paintout to provide art demonstrations, exhibits now through May 13By VALERIE GARMAN229-7843 | @valeriegarman vgarman@star .com Even with the pristine beaches, sparkling bays and picturesque sunsets the Forgotten Coast is known for, sometimes an artist is still attracted to a pile of junk. Im just drawn to interesting shapesand sometimes that may be some piles of junk, said Lori Putnam, an oil painter from Franklin, Tenn. Im drawn to things that have a lot of character to them. Putnam is returning to the Panhandle for her sixth year at Floridas Forgotten Coast Plein Air Invitational, which will be held today through May 13 from Alligator Point to Mexico Beach. Putnam and 20 other invited artists have arrived on the Forgotten Coast with one common goal: to capture the true character of Old Florida on canvas through plein air painting. The areas character and wealth of subject matter keep Putnam coming back again and again. Theres so much to paint, Putnam said. Its not just the beautiful, white dunes you think of on Florida beachesits all the character of the old TDC discusses director search, outstanding invoicesFor the love of lighthousesSpecial to The StarBarbara Radcliff recently announced her candidacy for the District 5 County Commission seat. Born in Chipley, Barbara is a fthgeneration Floridian with family ties in Jackson and Washington Counties. She and her husband, Charles, presently live at Indian Pass. Barbara has over 30 years experience in the private sector, primarily in the manufacturing industry with extensive expertise in purchasing, inventory control, payroll and accounts payable. A local merchant, she is co-owner of the No Name Caf, Books & More on Reid Avenue. Radcliff is Treasurer of the Gulf County Republican Executive Committee, President of the Kiwanis Club of Port St. Joe, a volunteer at Port St. Joe Elementary and is also an active Special to The StarMike Harrison has announced his candidacy for Sheriff of Gulf County. Harrison, 43, of Wewahitchka is a third generation law enforcement of cer and began his law enforcement career more than 21 years ago. Harrison and his wife Lana, a teacher at Wewahitchka High School and a Registered Nurse, have been married for 18 years. They have three children, Blake, 13, Savannah, 11, and Danielle, 7. He is the son of Al and Bonnie Harrison who are long-time residents of Wewahitchka. Harrison attended Gulf County schools and graduated second in his class from Wewahitchka High School in 1986. After high school, Harrison attended Gulf Coast Community College and Pensacola Junior College while working during the summers at the St. Joe Paper Mill. In 1988, he transferred to Florida State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science with a minor in Criminology. Harrison began his law enforcement career in 1991 with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. After four years of service with FDLE, he began employment with the Gadsden County Sheriffs Of ce, working nine and a half years as a patrol deputy, patrol RADCLIFF ANNOUNCES FOR BOCC DISTRICT 5 HARRISON ANNOUNCES FOR SHERIFF BARBARA RADCLIFF MIKE HARRISONSee RADCLIFF A8 See HARRISON A8 See TDC A3 Capturing the Capturing the Capturing the character of the coast character of the coast Capturing the character of the coast Capturing the Capturing the character of the coast Capturing the character of the coast Capturing the character of the coast Capturing the character of the coast character of the coast Capturing the character of the coastSee LIGHTHOUSE A3 See PLEIN AIR A2SPECIAL TO THE STARArtist Mitch Kolbe mentors Brooke Parker during last years Student Art Day held at the Apalachicola National Estuary Reserve in Eastpoint. This years Student Art Day will be held at the Port St. Joe Marina May 9 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET. Thursday, MAY 3 2012 YEAR 74, NUMBER 29 OM to Worlds, B1Opinion .......................................A4Centennial Auction .....................A5Outdoors .....................................A6 Sports...........................................A7School News ................................B3Faith .............................................B4 Obituaries ....................................B5Classi eds ....................................B6-B8 EVENT HIGHLIGHTS* The week begins May 4 with an Opening Luncheon at the Port St. Joe Marina at noon. Always a huge hit the Quickdraw on May 5 on Marine Avenue in Carrabelle is an opportunity for artists of all ages to try their hand at painting en plain air, starting at 10 a.m. with judging at noon. Enjoy Full Moon Paints May 6 at Riverfront Park in Apalachicola and the Port St. Joe Marina from 8-10 p.m. Meet the artists at a Receptions held May 7 At Salinas Park, May 8 at the St. George Lighthouse from 4 to 6 pm and May 10 at the Mexico Beach Welcome Center from 5 to 7 p.m. May 9 is devoted to Student Art Day at the Port St. Joe Marina from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in which local high school students are mentored by an invited artist. At Art as a Window invited artists Mary Erickson, Tracey Frugoli and Morgan Samuel Price, will gather at the Apalachicola Center for History, Culture and Art on May 11 to discuss their work from 2-4 p.m. Come TGIF with the Plein Air artists at the Port St. Joe Marina from 5-8 p.m. tickets are $10 and available online at www.pleinair .com. A grand tradition, the Grand Patrons Party will be held this year at the Apalachicola Center for History, Culture and Art, showcasing award winning paintings and artwork. Ticket prices include refreshments and are $40. They can be purchased online (www. pleinair .com) or at the door from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Art In The Afternoon on May 13 will showcase art for sale as well as entertainment and activities for the children at the Apalachicola Center for History, Culture and Art from 11 to 3 p.m.

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LocalA2 | The Star Thursday, May 3, 2012 boats, the working boats, the working fish yards, the buildings and marshestheres a lot of subject matter. Through the years attending the paint-out, Putnam has seen the Port St. Joe paper mill disappear and different tropical storms and hurricanes leave their mark on the community. Every time I come theres something a little bit different, said Putnam, who enjoys the element of surprise that often comes with painting in plein air. I think you grow a lot more as an artist when you paint in plein airwhen you paint from life outside, she said. Because Im drawn to shapes, patterns and light, I dont always know where Im going. Putnam said many of the events scheduled for this week are bigger than just the art. The annual Student Art Day provides not only local students with a rewarding experience, but the artist as well. Through Student Art Day, the artists are paired with a local high school student to assist with the students own plein air painting. Sometimes the student you get may have some serious issues, Putnam said. They appreciate somebody spending the time to coach them. Thanks to the organizers who make a huge effort to get the entire community involved and make sure the week runs smoothly, Putnam cites her week at the Forgotten Coast as her favorite plein air event. Its my favorite (plein air event), Putnam said. I do a lot of these all around the country and this is my favorite one. Hodges Soileau, an oil painter from Venice, Fla., agreed that the communitys embrace of the artists is the reason so many artists return. I love the area, theres a wealth of stuff to paint, said Soileau, who is returning for his third year at the paint-out. Its overall a great experience; thats why people keep coming back. During the last paintout Soileau participated in, he stopped at a local store still wearing his nametag from a paint-out event. The cashier at the store had the entire plein air agenda on hand. She said, arent you supposed to be in Mexico Beach right now? Soileau said laughing. The community really gets into this paint-out. Through his experiences at the paint-out, Soileau has painted from Carrabelle to Mexico Beach, yet cannot pinpoint a favorite location. With plein air, the magic does not come from places, but rather moments. Its kind of exciting and scary, Soileau said of plein air painting, a method that requires an artist to paint truly in the moment. You get there and theres always the possibility of surprise, and I like that. He recognizes that shadows, light and atmosphere often get lost in a camera lens. The camera cannot see what the eye can, Soileau said. The time restraint for the lightit changes in about three hours. The fastest light is early morning and late afternoon, but its also the most interesting light, unfortunately. It takes experience to capture those moments. FREE ADMISSION FOOD, FUN, GAMESAND PRIZES IF YOU LIVEINFRANKLIN OR GULF COUNTY AND ARE PREGNANT OR HAD A BABYIN THE LAST 6 MONTHS, YOU & YOUR FAMILY ARE WELCOME TO JOIN US.There will be information on various topics such as:*Safe Sleep for Babies Breast feeding Parenting Childbirth Substance Abuse Community Resources and much more! LOTS OF FABULOUS DOOR PRIZES!NewbornSponsor Gulf County Tobacco Prevention Program Third Trimester Sponsor Florida KidCare SecondTrimester Sponsor North Florida Womens Care FirstTrimester Sponsors Usborne Books, Preble-Rish, Inc. Prenatal Sponsors GCHD Womens Center, United Way of NWFL, North Florida Child Development, Franklin County Literacy, Bay County WIC, Sacred Heart Pediatrics, George E. Weems Memorial Hospital, Childrens Home Society Early Steps, Anchorage Childrens Home and Healthy Families. FREE ADMISSION FREE ADMISSION M emorial Hospital, Childrens Home Anchorage Childrens Home and dbutler@coastalcoverage.com Locally owned and operated Home Business Auto Health Workers Comp PLEIN AIR from page A1 Artist Hodges Soileau of Venice, Fla. paints at Simmons Bayou at last years Plein Air Paint-out. Soileau will return to the Forgotten Coast for the event again this year. ART DEMONSTRATIONS (ALL TIMES EASTERN) May 4- A Working Riverfront 9 a.m. 11 a.m. Riverfront Park, Apalachicola May 4 and 5- Reid Avenue Streetscapes 2 p.m. 4 p.m. Reid Avenue, Port St. Joe May 5- A Working Riverfront 2 p.m. 4 p.m. Riverfront Park, Apalachicola May 6- The View from Eastpoint 2 p.m. 4 p.m. Captain Snooks Restaurant, Eastpoint May 7- Cape San Blas Vistas 2 p.m. 4 p.m. Salinas Park, Cape San Blas May 8- St. George Island Lighthouse & Visitors Center 2 p.m. 4 p.m. St. George Island May 10- Mexico Beach Vistas 3 p.m. 5 p.m. Mexico Beach Welcome Center May 11- Reid Avenue Streetscapes 9 a.m. 11 a.m. Reid Avenue, Port St. Joe May 11- A Working Riverfront 2 p.m. 4 p.m. Riverfront Park, Apalachicola May 12- Captain Freds Place 9 a.m. 11 a.m. Gulf County Welcome Center, Port St. Joe May 12- A Working Riverfront 9 a.m. 11 a.m. Riverfront Park, Apalachicola May 13- Art in the Afternoon 11 a.m. 3 p.m. Apalachicola Center for History, Art and Culture PHOTOS SPECIAL TO THE STARChildren paint outside during last years Art in the Afternoon event. Bill Farnsworth adds the nishing touches to his painting at Salinas Park last year. EXHIBITS (ON DISPLAY THROUGH MAY 13)Watch Art Happen at various locations between Mexico Beach and Alligator Point Wetroom exhibit of art at the Apalachicola Center for History, Culture & Art Plein Air Classics at Port St. Joe Marina Plein Air Explained at the St. George Island Lighthouse Museum Artists Choice Collection at the History Museum in Carrabelle

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LocalThe Star| A3Thursday, May 3, 2012 LIGHTHOUSE from page A1standing in eight feet of water, the second structure collapsed. In 1883, the Lighthouse Board approved the erection of a new skeletal tower, but while the parts were in transit by ship to Port St. Joe, the ship sank off the west coast of Florida. Luckily, most of the tower was salvaged and in 1885 the new tower was lit 1,500 feet from shore. A mere ve years later, erosion left only 144 feet of shore between the tower and Gulf. A storm in 1894 left the lighthouse damaged and standing in the water. Lack of funding left the tower in the water until it was moved inland in 1918, about a quarter of a mile from the shore. While the structure has had a grim past, a host of local agencies are looking into options to ensure a brighter future for the lighthouse, one that may include a ticket out of the hard luck station. Today, the keepers quarters stands only about 50 feet from the water, and if something is not done, the current lighthouse could meet the same fate as its older counterparts that once lit the shores of the Cape. The lighthouse now resides on Air Force property, and representatives are entertaining an idea to potentially move the lighthouse onto city property. The Air Force has been maintaining the lighthouse property since 1981. Eglin Air Force Base environmental spokesman Mike Spaits said Eglin is currently in the very early stages of dialogue with many agencies to determine what resources and options are available to help in an effort to save the Cape San Blas Lighthouse from another swim in the Gulf. Eglin has informally spoken with the state Historic Preservation Of cer, representatives from the city of Port St. Joe, the St. Josephs Bay Historical Society, as well as internal Air Force of ces including civil engineers, Cultural Resources Management, legal of cers, and 46th Test Wing Management, Spaits said. Right now, cost is the biggest obstacle. The biggest thing to keep in mind is this is a money issue, Spaits said. Obviously its going to cost a lot of money to move this thing. Moving the lighthouse further away from the shoreline on Air Force property is no longer an option, Spaits said, because the structure would obstruct areas needed for Air Force testing. The D-3 test area has been shrinking over the years due to the rapid shoreline erosion. The Air Force just doesnt have the money to be moving buildings and towers, Spaits said. Thats a conundrum were trying to gure out. Eglins 833 acres of property on Cape San Blas house a manned test site (D-3) facility that includes radars used for test mission data and control and various range instrumentation and communication systems. Other areas on the property are used to support test and training missions on an intermittent basis, with missions that may include realistic eld training for radar or communication equipment and temporary installation of data collection equipment. Air Force engineers are currently evaluating options for moving the tower as well as any potential issues that may arise in its relocation, and Eglins contribution in moving the tower is still to be determined, Spaits said. As of right now the lighthouse is safe, Spaits said. However, it is unknown what the seas will do next. Spaits estimated that each storm has taken away about 20-60 feet of sand in the past 15 years, for a loss of more than 500 feet of shoreline. Eglin opted out of the last beach renourishment project the county conducted. Spaits said the St. Joseph Bay Historical Society has been helpful in identifying a potential solution to move the entire historic district to private property, which would involve an inter-governmental transfer of property. The current gift shop and keepers quarters would now be underwater if they werent relocated back in 1999. Originally excluded in the Air Forces property agreement, the keepers quarters began to deteriorate after several years of neglect. The two houses were moved after the Air Force assumed responsibility of the structures, with one fully restored in 1999 and the second in 2005. The restorations were made possible through partnerships between the Air Force, the St. Joseph Bay Historical Society, the Florida Department of States Division of Historical Preservation, the Gulf County Board of County Commissioners, citizens and private contributions. Discussions for relocation will continue with these agencies, the City of Port St. Joe, the Gulf County Tourism Development Council and the Port St. Joe Redevelopment Agency. Port St. Joe Mayor Mel Magidson has noted that an immediate solution will be necessary in order to save the lighthouse from erosion, and that the city could greatly bene t if the lighthouse were to be relocated to city property. Magidson, the city representative on the Gulf County TDC, brought up the issue to the TDC board during its April 26 meeting, citing the lighthouse as a potential tourism magnet for Port St. Joe. We de nitely want the TDC to be involved because it is absolutely tourism-related, Magidson said. Anything to attract people hereand people love lighthouses. The rst city location that comes to mind for the lighthouse, Magidson said, is along the bay in the George Core Park area. Our lighthouse has almost 12,000 visitors a year and its not easily accessible, Magidson said. Magidson said the St. George Island Lighthouse clocks 50,000 to 60,000 visitors per year. We want as many eyes and ears on this as we can get, Magidson said. I personally think we could double, triple or quadruple the visitors in the next year (by moving the lighthouse). FREEDIABETES EDUCATION CLASSES TO BE HELD EACH WEEK BEGINNINGWEDNESDAY, MAY 16, 2012TWO LOCATIONS, TWO TIMES!CLASSESTAUGHTBY ERICA CESKA, REGISTEREDDIETICIANEVERYONE WELCOME!EVERYONE WELCOME!10:00 AM WEEMS MEDICAL CENTER EAST 110 NE 5TH ST CARRABELLE697-23455:00 PM WEEMS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL 135 AVENUE G APALACHICOLA653-8853 X101 board apologize to Kerigan on behalf of the TDC for having to provide the same documents two or three times for approval. The board did not discuss the status of multiple memorandums of understanding with independent contractor Statecraft at the meeting. During the meeting, Warriner also divided the board into two sub-committees, a budgeting and audit committee and a marketing and promotions committee. Warriner updated the board on status reports from the TDC that show March bed tax collections up 18 percent from last year and a 33 percent total increase for the 2011-2012 scal year. Many board members reported heavy bookings for spring and solid bookings through the summer months. Our April is looking pretty good and April is usually a pretty big falloff month, said Warriner, who operates the Port Inn and Mainstay Suites in Port St. Joe. Warriner and (Jeremy) Novak attended last weeks Northwest Florida Tourism Development Council Coalition meeting in Walton County and reported The coalition discussed the application process for disbursement of a proposed $57 million in MDL settlements from British Petroleum levied for the tourism and seafood industries affected by the 2010 oil spill. Affected counties would submit $500,000 project applications and the coalition would oversee and administer the grants. TDC from page A1 DEBBIE HOOPER | joebay.com The newly restored Gift Shop and Keepers Quarters sit a mere 50 feet from the Gulf of Mexico.

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OpinionA4 | The Star USPS 518-880Published every Thursday at 135 W. U.S. 98 Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Publisher: Rick Martin Editor: Tim Croft POSTMASTER: Send address change to: The Star P.O. Box 308 Port St. Joe, FL 32457-0308 Phone 850-227-1278 PERIODICAL RATE POSTAGE PAID AT PORT ST. JOE, FL 32457 WEEKLY PUBLISHING SUBSCRIPTIONS PAYABLE IN ADVANCE IN COUNTY $24.15 year $15.75 six months OUT OF COUNTY $34.65 year $21 six monthsHome delivery subscribers may be charged a higher rate for holiday editons. TO ALL ADVERTISERSIn case of error or omissions in advertisements, the publishers do not hold themselves liable for damage further than the amount received for such advertisement. The spoken word is given scant attention; the printed word is thoughtfully weighed. The spoken word barely asserts; the printed word thoroughly convinces. The spoken word is lost; the printed word remains. Circulation:1-800-345-8688 This aint no joke today. Its time to hunker down for real! I read those reports detailing how the Social Security Fund is going to run out of money by 2033. What have they been doing with the cold, hard cash Ive been sending them EVERY payday for my entire life? Buddy Edwards promised me 75 cents an hour if I would help him empty out a trainload of one by six boards. People, I hopped into the rst box car quicker than you could say Im about to be rich and went to pulling out lumber. It was July 1963. Every plank in there was twice as long as I was. And they got kinda heavy about halfway through the rst car. Did I mention it was July? It was hotter than blue blazes standing under the shade trees along side the track and you cant imagine the heat built up in an un-shaded metal box that had been sitting out in the sun all day. Shoot, I passed out before lunch. A sane 15-yearold would have quit and headed to the swimming hole. But were talking 75 cents an hour here. I splashed some Dr. Pepper over my head and lifted out another board. Im telling you I saw dancing bears and elephants jumping over haystacks but I hung with it. It took us several days and I spent my evenings drinking rain barrels dry and guring my hours. Mr. Buddy came around right after we cleaned out the last car with our checks. I lined up with the others as he thanked us and handed me my Wait a minute! There has been a big mistake! Their aint but twenty-six dollars here! Now that was big money in 63. And I was proud to have it. But something was dreadfully wrong. Id worked over forty hours. I could do the math. As a matter of fact, I had been doing it! I didnt care that Mr. Edwards ran some kind of big, hot-shot construction company. I didnt care that he was a grown up and Daddy wouldnt like it if I questioned him. I didnt even care that he was somehow kin to Jane Hill. Fair is fair! Mr. Buddy, you didnt give me enough. He paused, turned back and looked at my check. You will see down here at the bottom its got your hours and your total amount. But we had to take out withholding and Social Security. You will get the withholding back when you le your income tax and the Social Security will come in handy when you get old. He moved on down the line like he understood what he had just said. Somebody had withheld and social securitied me out of four bucks! I worked like a dog for that money. I was trying to ask him if this was optional, negotiable or American but he was way passed me down handing Larry Ridinger his check. They just took the money without so much as a how do you do. They didnt ask for it politely. They offered me nothing that I could see in return. They gave me no insight as to what they might do with it, where it would end up or if I had any rights or veto powers on this taking. I didnt want to be subsidizing any wars in South Africa or nude paintings in Cincinnati. Folks, that was the rst time the government got some of my hard earned cash. It wasnt going to be the last. At 15, I didnt dwell on it long. I had money to buy baseball cleats. I was going to try on a pair of Levis up at the National Shirt Shop. And I could take Jane by John Motherals Drug Store for a round of chocolate malts. Life was good. And the last thing on earth running though my mind was needing money when I got old. We mostly thought of the future as next Tuesdays ballgame. You dont suppose the government has been counting on our short attention spans. Age has a way of slipping up on you. Social Security means a little more to me than it did in 1963. And, after I, me, you and a host of others have been putting money into the system for years I see it a little differently. I dont want to be selsh here, but dont pay all them other folks and then tell me they are now a little short of cash when my time is approaching! Im not greedy. Just give me back what I have put in. One of those presidential advisors or congressional guys was quoted last week as saying, We have to take a hard look at the money. THE money? Its not THE money dummy. Its MY money! Not a one of these slick suited guys with the $100 hair cuts crawled into those box cars with me. And none of them lifted a nger to help me the morning Buddy Edwards passed my four dollars into their system. We ought to be swimming in money. America has led every economic and industrial chart ever devised for over 100 years now. Dont tell me someone could mess that up! We dont need any round table discussions, nger pointing, Social Security bi-partisan committee appointments or special Senate hearings. I dont want to see pie charts or hear baby boomers or euro dollars. And please dont tell us what some Democrat or Republican chief did in 1948. We dont care. Just show us the money. Excuse me, show us OUR money! You know, it just dawned on me. I didnt le an income tax return in 1963. I didnt get my withholding back. I was a full time student for goodness sakes! Who do you reckon I can call? Respectfully, Kes HUNKER DOWNKesley ColbertThe check may not be in the mailIm a rm believer that people are put in our path for a reason. Sometimes it may be a trial, sometimes it might be as a blessing. Whatever the reason, I try to gure it out and try to learn the lesson that Im supposed to learn. Maybe I over think things, but it makes life a little more interesting and from a learning point of view, it makes the world a classroom. That being said, the world has a lot of good (and bad) to offer. How do you handle that? How do you nd the good? My answer is simply to pay attention and give it a chance, because there is a high probability that the good will nd you if you let it. When we ask questions, we are sometimes surprised by the answers we get. I love asking children questions, because they (and their answers) often surprise me. If you ever want to see the world through a childs eyes just ask them. They will tell you. It was a Saturday afternoon and I was at a baseball tryout with my son and a few members of my middle school aged team that plays together in the summer. Ive coached baseball for over 30 years now. We were looking for a few more players to ll out our roster. To make the tryouts fair, we bring in baseball folks that dont know the players to grade them and make the decisions. It also makes it easier on the coaches. One of the men helping brought his little boy, who would give me the surprise answer that was my lesson for the day. The little boy jumped at the opportunity to come on the eld and chase balls for the older boys. He had on baseball pants that were sagging a little and a hat that pushed his ears down and out a little. However, the rst thing I noticed about the little boy was that he had a smile from ear to ear. When children smile, you cant help but smile with them. This little boys smile was so big, it made me laugh and want to ask him what he was so happy about. It was obvious. He was young and chasing baseballs. For most little boys, that equation equals happy. As I walked around the outeld, it was starting to rain. I walked toward the little fellow as he was walking off the eld. He was shy, but still just as happy as he could be. I told him that I appreciated him helping us. He just smiled bigger. Then I asked the little boy his name, I thought he said Matthew. I would later nd out that wasnt his name, but probably just what I wanted to hear (or needed to hear). I stopped so I could hear him clearly and talked to him. I asked him where he went to school and what grade he was in. He told me, Im in the rst grade at Stonehouse Elementary. He smiled as he said it, and again it made me smile. Knowing the school, I commented on how nice the playground was and how pretty the school yard was (they have beautiful owers). The little boy nodded in agreement with a smile that showed all of his teeth. Before thinking about how silly my question was, I asked him, Who is your favorite teacher? With a big grin, he exclaimed, Mrs. Massaro! I suppose that rst graders still have the same teacher all day long, thus my question was somewhat silly. First graders are going to tell you that their one teacher is their favorite. I would hope they do anyway. Still, the joy in his voice, the smile on his face and his answer to the next question, left no doubt that his teacher and school have made a difference in this little boys outlook on life (and mine). What did I ask him? I asked him, What is your favorite thing about school? His answer blew me away. Perhaps this is why I thought his name was Matthew (from the Bible). He was letting me see the world through his eyes. What would you expect a rst grader to say? I would expect them to say, Playing on the playground, or Going on eld trips, or Finger painting. Those were my favorite things in the rst grade. Those things and my rst grade teacher, Mrs. Otwell, are what I remember the most. First grade teachers (and all teachers) are special. The one bad thing I remember about the rst grade was having to drink this foul smelling soy milk due to allergies. It stunk to high heaven and the other children made fun of me in the lunchroom. It was difcult. I later found out that the little boys name was Caden. What did Caden say when I asked him what his favorite thing about school was? Cadens response was, Every day I walk in the building, it smells like the rst day of school. It set me back. With only a few weeks of school left, Caden still has the excitement (and the smell) of the rst day of school every time he walks into his elementary school building. This helped me see life through a childs eyes and of course lled my mind with questions. What if I went to work on this Monday and treated it like it was my rst day on the job? What if I treated everyone I met like it was the rst time, with no preconceived thoughts or opinions? I could go on and on with those questions. It may sound impossible, but I think it is worth a try. An ear to ear grin on your face wouldnt hurt either. Thank you Caden for letting me see the world through your eyes. Read more stories at www. CranksMyTractor.com.The Gospel according to Matthew (and Caden) CRaANKS MY TRaACTORBN Heard I appreciate the trust that has been placed in me by allowing me to serve as your State Senator. I cherish and respect our way of life and am truly humbled that you have entrusted this job to me. I will always do my best to be a Senator you can be proud of. Part of my job as your Senator is to help ensure that bills that may have a negative impact are fully scrutinized and prevented from passing if they are detrimental to the citizens of Florida. The following are examples that some of my colleagues and I helped prevent from passing: Closing Jefferson County Correctional Facility. Thankfully, crime is down in Florida and for that we should all be very grateful. However, the sudden and unanticipated closing of a local prison in a small town can have devastating consequences. We held off this closure for at least a year, but there is no doubt that this ght will return again in 2013. Privatizing Prisons. I believe it is bad public policy to entrust public safety to the lowest bidder. I also believe that turning over many of our states prisons to private companies would hurt the workers in those facilities. Thankfully, we defeated in very close vote a measure that would have privatized 30 south Florida prisons and would have also created massive worker displacement of local correctional ofcers in North Florida. This would have hurt local jobs and local families. Allowing private companies to shut down/ take over our public schools. Mislabeled as the so-called, parent trigger bill, this measure would have allowed private companies to come in and lobby parents to take over not x a troubled school. This was not true parent empowerment and could have caused the shut down or privatization of many of our local public schools. More harm to state public employees. The past few years have been very tough on state employees. This year, we fought hard to make sure that the legislature did not cut salaries, benets or pensions and I am thankful we were able to kill those bad ideas. Unfortunately, we were unable to stop what I believe is an unconstitutional invasion of privacy with the requirement that all state employees be subject to expensive random drug tests. However, through the combined efforts of a lot of people we were able to make some signicant accomplishments. Some of them are: A balanced approach to septic tanks. In 2010, the legislature passed an overreaching program related to septic tank regulations that unfairly hit rural communities the hardest. This year, we were able to repeal that law and replace it with a more balanced and more sensible approach that protects precious water sources while scaling back the unnecessary and expensive evaluations and repairs. Additionally, we put more power into the hands of local communities to allow for more local control of the implementation of septic tank assessment programs. Education Accountability. I sponsored and we passed a bill to improve Floridas educational accountability standards that clears up conicts with the federal government. Such conicts could have cost our state millions of dollars for our schools. More money for our schools. While I opposed many of the cuts to badly needed programs, I am pleased that our state added $1 billion in money for public schools. While these cuts only help repair some of many years of setbacks, I want to commend my legislative colleagues for recognizing that public schools cannot continue cutting educational programs at the expense of our children and I hope this trend will continue for many years to come. Rural Economic development. Our Big Bend will be a major part of this effort, which will benet the hard working people and their families throughout North Florida. Redistricting. As required by the Florida Constitution, we passed maps for Senate, House and Congressional Districts. I am very disappointed that Jackson County will not be a part of our district, but look forward to working with Senator Gaetz to make sure we take care of North Florida. The people of Jackson County have always been a vital part of our district. We are fortunate to have all of Leon, Jefferson and Madison counties added to our district, as well as all of Taylor and Hamilton counties. In closing, I thank those who contacted me to share their concerns and ideas as to how I can be of greater service to the citizens. I value every contact and am grateful that so many of you care enough about our state and to have your voice heard. I am especially grateful to those community leaders who spent many hours working the halls to help us pass good bills for North Florida. I value and appreciate your condence in me. I thank you for the opportunity to serve you and if I can ever be of service please call me at: 487-5004. Sincerely, State Sen. Bill Montford Thursday, May 3, 2012MMontford reviews legislative sessionI love asking children questions, because they (and their answers) often surprise me. If you ever want to see the world through a childs eyes just ask them.

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LocalThe Star| A5Thursday, May 3, 2012Star Staff Report Hundreds of dogs and cats received free rabies vaccinations during a free clinic held at the Honeyville Community Center in Wewahitchka last Saturday. From 8 a.m. to noon more than 50 volunteers worked to register, vaccinate, and issue certificates and tags to 445 animals at no charge to pet owners. This free rabies vaccination clinic was offered by the Gulf County Health Department after two raccoons that aggressively attacked domestic animals in northern Gulf County were confirmed to have rabies. The purpose of the clinic was to protect and prevent the spread of disease to citizens of Gulf County, said Marsha Lindeman, administrator of the health department. Our volunteers made this clinic possible. Volunteers included Veterinarians Dr. Gayle Santiago from the Parkway Animal Hospital in Bay County, Dr. Randy Eubanks from the Bay Animal Hospital, Inc., and Dr. William Rosenbaum. Working with the veterinarians were technicians Ellen Howes and Kaylen Biggins, both from the North Bay Animal Hospital in Lynn Haven, Amy Jones from the Bay Animal Hospital, and Rosa Lee Powell. Gulf County Sheriff Joe Nugent and County Commissioners Carmen McLemore and Ward McDaniel also spent the morning directing traffic and helping to move the animals and owners through the vaccination process. Another set of volunteers that helped make that morning a success were the Red Cross staff who brought cold drinks and snacks that were shared with the workers, the pet owners, and even the pets themselves as they waited in the hot sun for their turn. Gulf County Red Cross volunteers included Corinna Owens, Donald Stoneburner, Kathleen Strnad and John Ehrman. Bay County Red Cross volunteers were Sharon Wagner, Richard Steffy and Scott Silver. Two volunteers from the Gulf County Humane Society, Nancy Leist and Donna Broecker, helped with the registration, handling of animals, and certificates as multiple lanes of vehicles were moved through the three vaccination areas. The Gulf County Health Department has had much experience in mass immunization clinics such as the H1N1 outbreak, Lindeman said. But the process was quite different for animals. Lindeman said for human immunizations, data can be entered after the clinic is closed, but the Rabies Certificates and tags are required to be issued at the time of the vaccination, which contributed to a slow start to the clinic. We want to thank all the pet owners who waited patiently, some for quite a long time, in the hot sun, Lindeman said. Our goal was to make Gulf County a safer place for its people and their pets. I believe that goal was achieved. Pd.Pol.Adv. COMMERCIAL RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITY ASSOCIATIONMGR. 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Coupon Expires: 5-31-12 FREEEYE EXAMCODE: PJ00Darren Payne, M.D.Board Certified Eye Physician and Cataract SurgeonLee Mullis, M.D.Board Certified Eye Physician and Cataract SurgeonTodd Robinson, M.D.Board Certified Eye Physician and Cataract Surgeon By DAVID ADLERSTEIN653-8894 | @ApalachTimes Dadlerstein@star .com The selling off last month of a slew of properties owned by Centennial Bank spelled good deals for buyers of Gulf County property. A standing-room-only crowd jammed the room at the Hotel Duval in Tallahassee April 13, as bidders competed for condominiums, commercial properties, residential home sites and other real estate. In addition to well over 200 people who attended the event live, another 150 participated via a live simulcast. By the end of the auction, all of the properties, most all clustered near the coast from Panama City Beach to Carrabelle, had sold for a total of $2.5 million. Its clear that smart real-estate investors are looking ahead and getting themselves positioned for an improving economic climate, said John Dixon, president of John Dixon & Associates, which conducted the auction for Arkansas-based Centennial Bank. Our seller was quite pleased with the number of bidders, the level of bidding and the outcome. Among bankers, real estate investors and others, Im hearing a lot of improving con dence, he said. I wouldnt go so far as to call it optimism, but at least its a sense that weve bottomed out and its a good time to obtain investment properties while theyre still available at much lower prices than they were a few years ago. Buying at todays prices will translate into better returns on investment and more long-term appreciation potential down the road when the crowd discovers the bene ts of real estate investing again. Properties in Gulf County that sold, and their total purchase price, as provided by John Dixon & Associates, are as follows. Included in the purchase price was a 10 percent premium due the auction house: 27 residential lots in the Mimosa Subdivision, Honeyville: $41,800 Residential property at Gulf County Farms, 5 Reynolds Road, Wewahitchka: $17,600 Three residential lots, Timberlane Road (Rudys Blaze), Tara Estates, Wewahitchka: $17,600 Residential lot at 1446 Indian Pass Road, Port St. Joe: $12,650 Residential lot at 87 Pinnacle Drive, Ovation on Cape San Blas: $29,700 Commercial / residential land, SEC Hwy 71 / Brian Settlerich Road, Wewahitchka: $36,300 Bayfront residential lot at 417 Windmark Way, Windmark, Port St. Joe: $149,600 Upcoming John Dixon sales include 13 commercial buildings in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Virginia and Pennsylvania on May 1-3; bank-owned properties in Tennessee on May 17, and bank-owned properties in metro Atlanta May 23-24. Individuals seeking additional information may visit johndixon.com or contact the auction company at 800-479-1763. John Dixon, headquartered in Marietta, Ga., is a leading auctioneer specializing in the sale of bank-owned properties throughout the United States. Health Department vaccinates 445 animals Centennial Bank re sale draws eager buyers We want to thank all the pet owners who waited patiently, some for quite a long time, in the hot sun. Our goal was to make Gulf County a safer place for its people and their pets. I believe that goal was achieved. Marsha Lindeman administrator of the health department

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E-mail outdoors news to tcroft@ star .com OUTDOORSwww.starfl.comSection Section A By VALERIE GARMAN229-7843 | @valeriegarman vgarman@star .com Next weeks Kids Win Fishing Tournament aims to get youngsters hooked on shing. Were trying to teach the kids its about the shing, not about the sh, said Rick Carrie, President of the Kids Win Foundation, the primary sponsor of the tournament. The third annual tournament will be held May 11-12 at the Port St. Joe Marina. Kids ages 3-16 will test the waters, many for the rst time, with the hopes of reeling in a trophy-worthy catch. In what has become one of Port St. Joes most anticipated events, the tournament exposes youngsters to the excitement of shing in a fun and safe environment. Kids from all over the country will converge on the bay and gulf waters for two days of fun in the sun. In the last two years, the tournament has welcomed nearly 900 kids, and Carrie hopes to have at least 350 participate in this years tournament. Registration is limited to the rst 350 kids, and the spots go fast. Each participant will receive a shing rod, reel, tackle box, Kids Win T-shirt and goodie bag. In a way, kids win just by entering. Registration will be open until 5 p.m. ET on May 10, and the registration fee is $12. Kids must be registered by a parent or guardian in order to participate. Thanks to the success of the tournament in the past, Carrie developed the Kids Win Foundation, a nonpro t organization that will run the tournament each year and eventually branch out to take on other projects focused on teaching children about shing and the environment. Were hoping to expand our focus beyond just this shing tournament, Carrie said. We just want to teach kids to have a love for shing. Fish Florida, a non-profit with a similar mission, is also sponsoring the Kids Win Tournament for the rst time this year. For the rst time this year Fish Florida is one of our sponsorsthats a huge deal, Carrie said. Fish Florida is all about teaching kids to sh. This is also the rst year the tournament is being held by the Kids Win Foundation. The event is open to children and teens ages 3 through 16 and will be divided into two age divisions, the Small Fry division for 3-to-8-year-olds and the Junior division for 9to-16-year-olds. There will be rst, second and third place trophies awarded for the heaviest of each eligible species in each division. Eligible species are Spanish mackerel, speckled trout, cat sh, red sh, ounder and pin sh. Pinsh is for the Small Fry division only and there will be a special award for any pin sh caught in that division. This year, the tournament will also feature a catch and release division. The fun begins on Friday, May 11 at 3 p.m. ET and wraps up around 6:30. Fridays activities include a cookout and instructional classes for kids on how to tie a shing knot, how to throw a cast net and how to cast out a shing line. Fishing begins at 7 a.m. on Saturday and lasts until 12 p.m., with weigh-ins beginning at noon. There will be another cook-out and trophy presentations at 1 p.m. as the tournament wraps up Saturday afternoon. Registration forms are available online at www. kidswin shing.com or at the Port St. Joe Marina. For more information call the marina at 227-9393. GET HOOKED Corner of Marina Drive, Port St. Joe, FL(next to Piggly Wiggly) www.BWOsh.com Corner of Marina Drive, Port St. Joe, FL (next to Piggly Wiggly) www.BWOsh.com Your Hunting HeadquartersMAY FEATURED FISH: Corner of Marina Drive, Corner of Marina Drive, Port St. Joe, FL Your Hunting Headquarters Your Hunting Headquarters Your Hunting Headquarters MAY FEATURED FISH: This months grand prize: Calcutta prize pack includes, gear bag, T-shirt, a pair of sunglasses, decals, visor and drink coozie $129.99 value Wright Mcgill Blair Wiggins S-curve rod with a Sabalos SAB 30 reel combo, $100.00 gift card for online shopping at Bluewater Thursday, May 3, 2012 Page 6By VALERIE GARMAN229-7843 | @valeriegarman vgarman@star .com Debbie VanVleet doesnt collect anything from St. Joseph Bay but trash. VanVleet, who owns and operates Happy Ours Kayak & Bike Outpost with her husband, Dan, is on a mission to protect the areas most valuable natural resource by encouraging boaters to only take items from the bay that arent supposed to be there, and leaving the shells and other souvenirs where they lay. Because the bay is an aquatic preserve, we dont collect anything from the bay except trash, VanVleet said. By taking shells and things from the bay, we can really leave a huge impact (on the ecosystem). On Saturday, May 12, VanVleet will put her mission to action through sponsoring the eighth annual St. Joseph Bay Cleanup and Kayak Festival. Both Happy Hours Kayak & Bike Outpost and Scallop Cove BP will be offering free kayak rentals to responsible adults and families who wish to participate in an effort to rid the bay of the trash that has accumulated in its shallow waters. Free rentals will be available Saturday morning from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. ET at both locations. Boaters can enjoy a beautiful morning on the bay while helping to preserve that natural beauty. The event, coordinated with National River Cleanup Week, will offer prizes for the boaters who collect one of the two geocached pieces of trash in the bay. Geocaching is a realworld, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPSenabled devices. Participants can navigate to a speci c set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to nd the geocache object hidden at that location. Its an international phenomenon where people will put things around the globe and coordinate it on the geocaching website, VanVleet said. The geocache markers at the kayak event will be disguised as pieces of trash. I wont announce the geo-cache coordinates until the day of the event, VanVleet said. It will look like a piece of trashyoull have to nd it and bring it back. Participants will be given the GPS coordinates of the prize items on the day of the cleanup. One will be planted near Scallop Cove BP in the southwest area of St. Joseph Bay, and another will be planted near Happy Ours in the southeast area of the bay. Even if participants dont own a GPS locator, the prizes will be obvious trash look-alikes so that searchers may nd them without GPS coordinates, VanVleet said. The prizes, donated by the Coastal Community Association, include an $80 print of Horse Dreams by local photographer Debbie Hooper, and a $60 gift certi cate for a 60-minute massage by licensed massage therapist Laurence Aaron. Both Hooper and Aaron discounted their prices to $50 for the event. VanVleet said the geocaching website, www. geocaching.com, often promotes weekend cleanups with Cache in, Trash Out community events. VanVleet said the sponsors encourage all area boaters and kayakers to participate in the cleanup. She said kayaking is an ideal way to scavenge for trash in the shallow waters of the bay without harming delicate grass beds. Weve kind of backed down and simpli ed it a bit, VanVleet said of the event. Weve skipped it before in the past because there was so little trashand thats a wonderful thing. VanVleet said she hopes the cleanup will become a community event and raise awareness for the need to preserve St. Joseph Bay. Its a very interesting bay, VanVleet said. We just love it and want to give something back. Participants must provide a valid credit card as security against loss or damage to free rental equipment. Adults 18 and over must sign a waver of liability for themselves and their minor children. Reservations can be made by calling Happy Ours Kayak & Bike Outpost at 2291991 or Scallop Cove BP at 227-1573. Freshwater As the springtime weather comes to a close, summer time conditions will soon be upon us. Offshore water temps are getting close to the 80 degree mark, and soon we will see the return of king sh, mahi-mahi, and wahoo.Inshore Offshore St. Joe Bay is producing great trout this week. We have had several reports from Blacks Island and around Pig Island with great sized ounder and big trophy trout. Some red sh are hanging around the Eagle Harbor and Pomano Point area. Good reports from the Howard Creek area have been that of plenty of channel cats and keeper bass. Bream and shellcraker are holding in good numbers on Depot Creek, and sheepshead are in the Brothers and into the main channels on the Apalachicola River. 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PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA SP O RTS www.starfl.com ASection Thursday, May 3, 2012 Page 7Star Staff ReportThe Port St. Joe High School softball team downed Vernon 6-1 last Friday night to advance to the Region 2-1A nal played Tuesday. Port St. Joe hosted Liberty County. (see story this page) Port St. Joe scored two runs in the second, third and sixth innings and starting pitcher McKayla Ramsey, notching her 21st victory of the season, made it stand up for the region semi nal win. Ramsey, who was also 3 for 3 with an RBI at the plate, pitched seven innings, scattering four hits while striking out 10 and walking one. Christian Laine had two hits and drove in two runs and Katie Lacour, Kelsey Miles and Stephanie Brinkmeier each had a hit.Star Staff ReportMegan Walker nished third in the pole vault and Maya Robbins was in the top ve in the 100 and 200 meters as the Port St. Joe girls nished 12th at the state Class 1A track and eld meet last weekend. Walker, a senior seeking her rst state gold medal, fell short, tying for second at 11-feet-6 and settling for third based on number of misses during the competition. Her jump was a foot short of the winning vault, the second-straight year the winner has cleared 12-6. Walker, a Mississippi State signee, nishes her prep career with two seconds, a third and a fourth in the state pole vault competition. Port St. Joes Nicole Endres tied for sixth place in the pole vault. Robbins nished fth in the 100 at 12.8, just off the winning time of 12.59, and took fourth in the 200 with a run of 25.72, roughly half a second behind the winning time of 25.26. The Wewahitchka High girls 4x400 relay team of Taylor Flowers, McKenna Waters, Taylor Hill and Donia Lanier nished 15th. The Gator boys 4x400 relay team of Shaquille Scott, Bryce Chancey, Tony Buckley-Paige and Jakob Bidwell nished 14th. Port St. Joes Dantasia Welch fouled out of the triple jump competition and Michell Pryor did not place in the shot put.Star Staff ReportA season in which the Port St. Joe High School baseball team hovered around .500 much of the time ended last week in the District 4-1A playoffs. The Tiger Sharks (12-12 overall, 6-6 in district play) lost 4-0 to Blountstown in the opening round of district play, failing to qualify to advance to regional action. The Tiger Sharks ended the regular season on a similar mixed note. Port St. Joe lost to Arnold 10-0 before beating Vernon 8-3 in the regular season nale. Austin Howze earned the win on the mound against Vernon and was also 2 for 4 at the plate. C.J. Butts was 2 for 3 and Tyler Worley 2 for 4 against Vernon.Star Staff ReportThe Wewahitchka High School baseball team clawed its way to the district nal last week in Altha and despite a loss to Sneads in the title game earned the right to play again. The Gators (13-13) will open Region 1-1A play at 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday when they travel to Liberty County. The Gators opened District 1-1A play with an 8-5 win over Cottondale. Chris Myrick earned the win, pitching seven innings and allowing six hits while striking out seven. Justin Flowers was 2 for 4 at the plate, stole two bases and scored twice. Taylor Husband had a hit, two RBIs and scored a run and Jay Shiver was 2 for 2 with an RBI. In the district semi nals, the Gators swamped Ponce de Leon 9-2 as Flowers pitched a completegame two-hitter, striking out 11 and walking one. Heath Bailey was 2 for 3 with a double, scored twice and drove in one run. Shiver was also 2 for 3 with two runs scored and a run batted in, Rashard Ranie had two doubles, scored twice and drove in two runs and Hunter McDaniel had a pair of hits, including a home run and drove in two runs. Sneads beat Wewahitchka 4-2 in the title game. Flowers hit a solo home run in the rst inning. Myrick had a hit and scored a run and Husband also had a hit for the Gators. Bailey took the loss.Star Staff ReportAll-Pro Soccer, will be holding two Summer Soccer Camps in the area, on Monday-Friday. June 11-15. The rst will be sponsored by the Gulf County Soccer Boosters and be held at the Port St Joe Soccer Complex from 9-11:30 a.m. (ET) on those dates. On those same dates, the Callaway Arsensal Soccer Club will be hosting the camp from 4-6:30 p.m. (CT) at the Callaway Sports Complex. Both camps will be supervised by former professional player and coach, Gary Hindley. Coach Hindley, a five-time Coach of the Years selectee, is currently both the boys and girls coach at Port St Joe High School. At both camps, there will be individual instruction for both field players and goalkeepers, from ages 717. Spaces will be limited. For questions or to obtain a registration form, contact Coach Hindley at 276-6353 or gjhallpro@ aol.com.SPECIAL TO THE STARThe Lady Tiger Sharks celebrated their district title the prior week.Lady Sharks beat Vernon to advance Tiger Sharks season ends in district Walker takes third, Robbins fourth at state track meet Wewahitchka reaches district nal; quali es for region play SUMMER SOCCER CAMPS By TIM CROFTFlorida Freedom Newspapers PORT ST. JOE The nish of Tuesday nights Region 2-1A title game was far sweeter for the host Lady Tiger Sharks than the start had been sour. Port St. Joe (24-5) stumbled on defense when allowing two rst-inning runs, but exploited two huge fthinning errors by Liberty County (23-6) to score four runs and sew up a berth in the state semi nals with a 5-4 victory. The Lady Tiger Sharks will play Jay next week in Clermont. This team has the best chemistry of any team Ive had, said long-time Port St. Joe coach Jim Belin, taking his third team to the state nal four. They genuinely love and care for one another. They are humble win, lose or draw. You always want to win, but these kids here, they deserve it. Stephanie Brinkmeier got the wild fth inning started for Port St. Joe when she beat out the throw to rst on a grounder to shortstop. Port St. Joes Kelsey Miles hit a sharp grounder to third, but Montana Manleys throw to second was high and struck the umpire, dribbling into right eld and allowing the runners to advance. Brinkmeier scored and Miles moved to third on Katie Lacours second ineld hit of the game. Haley Wood bunted toward third base and Manley was again high with a throw, this one to rst base. The ball was ruled out of play when it entered the media box, Miles scoring, Lacour moving to third and Wood to second. Lacour scored and Wood advanced on a wild pitch and Katie Gardner followed with sacri ce y to deep center to bring in Wood with the go-ahead run. We just kicked it away, Liberty County coach Jennifer Sewell said. Weve knocked on the door we were six outs away from the title last year and hopefully the next time well kick it in. MaKayla Ramsey made it stand up in earning win No. 21. Ramsey allowed just four hits and two earned runs while striking out ve and walking one. She was at her best when handed the lead, striking out two of the nal six batters and allowing just one ball out of the in eld. She has been the one who has really stepped up this year, Belin said. With no backup pitcher, she has gone out and thrown pitch after pitch, inning after inning. What a grind. What a competitor. The Lady Bulldogs jumped out early when Carly Sapp led off the game with a double and two errors by the Lady Tiger Sharks, a dropped y ball in center by Miles and a muffed grounder at third by Shannon Pridgeon, helped load the bases. With two outs, Koree Guthrie looped a single into shallow left eld, scoring two runs and giving the Lady Bulldogs the early lead. Port St. Joe scored in the fourth inning when Pridgeon walked with two outs and Brittany King, who was 3 for 3 with two doubles, lasered a double to the fence in right-center eld. Liberty County answered in the top of the fth as Leslie Williams was hit by a pitch and Sapp turned on a fastball and launched it over the righteld fence for a 4-1 lead A lead which disappeared for good in the next half inning.PSJ roars back to edge Liberty County

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LocalA8 | The Star Thursday, May 3, 2012supervisor, investigator and drug task force of cer. From 2005 to 2008, Harrison was the Major and Chief Investigator of the Gulf County Sheriffs Of ce. Under his leadership, grant money that was obtained from the Florida Violent Crime and Drug Control Council supported one of the most successful drug operations in the history of Gulf County. In addition to making drug enforcement the top priority, Harrison worked and supervised the investigation of homicides, sexual assaults, child abuse, robberies, burglaries, nancial crimes, domestic violence cases, missing persons, internet crimes against children, and internal investigations. He has overseen the Sex Offender and Sex Predator registration program, going above and beyond state guidelines to ensure the safety of the citizens of Gulf County. He has also served as the Search and Rescue Team Leader for the 14th Judicial Circuit Child Abduction Response Team. Harrison coordinated training for students in our schools that teach them of the possible dangers lurking on the internet. After leaving the Gulf County Sheriffs Of ce, Harrison became a certi ed child protective investigator with the Florida Department of Children and Families before joining the Florida Department of Corrections. He is currently assigned to the Ofce of the Inspector General, a division within the Department of Corrections, which is responsible for ensuring accountability, integrity and ef ciency in government. In his role as an inspector, Harrison conducts criminal, administrative and internal affairs investigations. In addition to his bachelors degree and basic law enforcement recruit training, Harrison has received hundreds of hours of specialized training from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Florida Department of Corrections, U.S. Customs, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, Institute of Police Technology and Management, Gulf Coast Community College and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Harrison and his family are active members of Wewahitchka First Baptist Church. He has served on the stewardship committee, personnel committee and has been the coaching commissioner for the Upward Basketball Ministry. Harrison has served as a committee member and the chairman for the Parent Advisory Council at Wewahitchka Elementary School. He has been a coach for Dixie Youth Baseball and Softball. He has been a member of the Wewahitchka Gator Boosters and Quarterback Club. He is a past team leader for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life and has participated in the Law Enforcement Torch Run to bene t Florida Special Olympics. In 2005, he was selected as the Law Enforcement Of cer of the Year by the Tupelo Masonic Lodge in Wewahitchka. Harrison believes that he will bring integrity and professionalism to the Gulf County Sheriffs Of ce. He feels the primary mission of the Sheriffs Of ce should be to serve the people in the communities of Gulf County following community oriented policing principles. Harrison feels that leadership changes are necessary in the Gulf County Sheriffs Of ce in order to provide the citizens of Gulf County the law enforcement they deserve. He is concerned that drugs are taking over our communities and invading the lives of our children. Harrison will take a more proactive approach to drug enforcement within our school system through a cooperative effort with our school administration. 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I want the opportunity to serve the people of Gulf County. Its time to have a BOCC that is proactive in conducting the countys business putting the necessary internal controls in place and insisting that county policy be followed by all employees. Its time for true accountability from the BOCC. Its time to elect a Board that will exercise appropriate management of county operations. Its time to elect individuals without any hidden agendas or con ict of interest issues. Its time for county-wide voting. Its time we take back our government at all levels. I believe the best place to start is locally. I will work diligently to rebuild trust between our citizens and the county government. I also think it is important to work with the city of Port St. Joe to better serve all residents whether they reside in the city or in more rural areas of Gulf County. As a child I remember visiting my grandparents in the Cottondale area. Only now can I fully appreciate the moss laden live oak trees, a beautiful sunset, a more relaxed lifestyle Old Florida. That was the life we were looking for when we decided to move to the beach some years ago. When we found Gulf County, we knew it was home. I will strive to preserve our beautiful gem on the water while working to provide essential services to our citizens and especially to bring much needed jobs to our county. Barbara will soon be out knocking on doors and asking for your support. Meanwhile, she welcomes your questions and comments. She can be contacted at her home number: 2299562, her cell number: 340-0256 or by email: barbararadcliff@gmail.com.

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By TIM CROFT227-7827 | @PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com The sun has tired of the supernova. As an older star, the supernova has lost some of its looks with age. The sun has a wandering eye. That alights one day on a piece of space junk, a young newcomer to the cosmic neighborhood. And the sun is tempted. His conscience provides him with the decision, one rooted in Shakespeares Hamlet stay or leave, or to be with the supernova or to be not, and woo the space junk. But, beware, a supernova scorned. They can turn into black holes sucking life and light in with them. That, in short, is the basis for the eight-minute skit performed by the Port St. Joe Junior/Senior VALERIE GARMAN | The StarCancer survivors kick off last weekends Relay for Life event with a Survivors Lap. Below center: Contestants in the Womanless Beauty Pageant strut across the stage Friday night. By DAVID ADLERSTEIN653-8894 | @ApalachTimes Dadlerstein@star .com The 20th annual Historic Apalachicola Home & Garden Tour this Saturday is both like and unlike its predecessors. As in years past, this years theme, A Passion for Preservation, will spotlight the citys historic century-old homes, with hundreds of visitors taking a walking tour of a dozen of the nest examples of what homeowners are capable of, with vision, resources and taste. Again there will be a lunch prepared by the ladies of Trinity Episcopal Church, whose aging structure, oated down from New York in 1839, is the bene ciary of restoration funds raised on the tour. And once again there will be a sealed bid auction, offering more than 50 unusual items that range from the sublime (a 50-year-old movie poster from Elvis Presleys Roustabout) to the exquisite (a 47-year-old Raggedy Ann doll, in near perfect condition) to the vain (two mirrors from the oldest barber shop in town) to the ridiculous (a 12-DVD collection from Johnny Carsons Tonight Show). But different this year is a daylong guided tour Friday focusing on the varied architectural styles that have marked Apalachicolas remarkable record of historical preservation. With admission through a separate $75 ticket for Fridays symposium, the day opens with a cocktail reception Thursday evening, May 3, at 5:30 p.m. at Apalachicolas Cotton Warehouse. Those who do not plan to take in all of the symposium events can purchase reception-only tickets for $25 each, either at the door or online. Friday opens with a breakfast in the churchs rectory, followed by a lecture and tour at the Apalachicola Museum of Art by architect Willoughby Marshall, who restored the structure a few years ago to its present glory. Moving through town on golf carts, participants next will attend, beginning at 10:45 a.m., a panel discussion at the newly restored Holy Family School, at Franklin Square on Sixth Street. Panelists include Warren Emo, a Tallahassee architect whose Chestnut House is on this years tour; Beth LaCivita, who guided the project that produced the Apalachicola design guidelines; Star Staff ReportThe First Fridays Music Series 2012, sponsored by the Gulf Alliance for Local Arts will continue its eighth season at 6 p.m. ET this Friday at the Port Inn and Thirsty Goat. The Port Inn and Thirsty Goat are on U.S. Highway 98 in historic Port St. Joe, directly across from St. Joseph Bay. This Friday features The Allen Dykes Band. The fun starts from 6-7 p.m. ET with social hour, which will feature a performance by the Port St. Joe High School Odyssey of the Mind team along with good company, refreshments, cheese and stuff. The Allen Dykes Band starts at 7 p.m. ET and the music will continue until 11 p.m.Star Staff ReportActivity was described by county Public Works director Joe Danford as brisk last Saturday as the county held its annual Amnesty Day allowing residents to bring in their hazardous materials from home for disposal free of charge. In all, 106 participants were served, Danford said. COMMUNITY www.starfl.comThursday, May 3, 2012 BPage 1SectionOdyssey of the Mind headed to Finals FUNDRAISING PERFORMANCESThe PSJHS OM team will perform two fundraising events in the next week as they try to underwrite the trip to the World Finals. They will perform as part of First Fridays at 6 p.m. ET this Friday at The Thirsty Goat and will perform at 6 p.m. May 10 at the Haughty Heron, where the students of the parents will be putting on a low country boil. Blaine Bush plays the Sun.Special to The StarSee ODYSSEY B6 First Fridays music series to feature Allen Dykes Band Courtesy of Gulf County Public WorksAmnesty Day activity brisk LANE AUTREY | Special to the TimesThe home of Olivier Monod at 79 Avenue G.Tour of Homes sees expansion INSIDE See a list of homes on the tour, page B6Star Staff Report A wave of purple marched in unison around the Port St. Joe High School football eld last Friday to the tune of Aretha Franklins I will survive. The Gulf County Relay for Life kicked off last Friday, April 27, with a survivors lap honoring those who have stared cancer in the face and triumphed. There was a similar scene at Honeyville Park in Wewahitchka the previous week, as many area supporters turned out for the Wewahitchka Relay for Life on April 20. Mothers, brothers, sisters, cousins, grandpas and friends joined hands as the group proudly took the rst loop in the 18-hour relay event, hoisting a banner declaring Survivors celebrate life and Celebrate, remember, ght back. Guiding their way, were the memories of those who lost the battle with cancer. Luminaria honoring lost loved ones lined and lit the relay track throughout the event, with hand-written messages to those lost scripted on each paper bag the messages ensured perseverance in the ght against cancer.Area Relay for Life events provide hope for a cure Celebrating life The Wewahitchka High School Relay team walked in the Wewahitchka Relay for Life on April 20 at Honeyville Park. Special to The StarA team of Honeybees participated in the Wewahitchka Relay for Life. Special to The StarSee HOMES B6

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OFTHEWEEKPET St. Joseph Bay Humane SocietyMEET GRACE Qualications: Expertise in: Now Accepting AppointmentsCall Toll Free 888-681-5864 For more info www.seclung.com Lung Disease SpecialistRob Garver, MDNow Seeing Patients in Port St. Joe NOW BCBS-FL IN-NETWORK PROVIDER THURSDAY & FRIDAY NIGHTSPECIALS 6:00 8:30HOURS: 236ReidAve (850) 229.7121SHRIMPSPECIALWITH 2 SIDES: $11.95Orders served with:CHEESE GRITS, FF, BAKED POTATO, SALAD AND BREAD **AWARD WINNINGDESSERTS** Leslie Anne Earley, Hampton Rush TerryMr. and Mrs. B. Phillip Earley of Port St. Joe, Fla. proudly announce the engagement of their daughter, Leslie Anne, to Hampton Rush Terry, son of Mr. and Mrs. James L. Terry also of Port St. Joe. Leslie is a 2002 graduate of Port St. Joe High School and received her Associate of Science in Legal Assisting/Paralegal degree from Gulf Coast Community College. She currently works as a legal assistant at Appleman and Trucks Law Of ces in Panama City. Hampton is a 2001 graduate of Port St. Joe High School and received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business at Flagler University. He is a pilot for United Express in Houston, Texas. A wedding date of September 15, 2012, is being planned. All family and friends of the couple are invited to attend. ENGAGEMENT ENGAGEMENT LocalB2 | The Star Thursday, May 3, 2012Centipede is a low maintenance lawn grass which grows well in full sun. It thrives on lightly fertilized acid soils, and its the most common lawn grass in North and West Florida. Centipede grass has very poor salt tolerance, so it isnt recommended for beach areas. My information on centipede grass was provided by turf grass specialist Dr. J. Bryan Unruh, located at the West Florida Research and Education Center, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences in Jay. Centipede grass can be grown from seed, springs or sod. It spreads rapidly to produce a medium textured lawn with fair shade tolerance and a few maintenance requirements. Several types of centipede grass are grown in the United States, but only common centipede is grown in Florida. Seed for centipede grass is expensive, but the seeding rate is fairly low, and this method of establishing the lawn is still cheaper than sodding or sprigging. Seeds grow rapidly, if they are planted between April and September. The seedbed must be kept moist at all times until the seedlings become established, so planting just before the rainy season is a good idea. Four ounces of seed will cover a 1,000 square foot area. Before you spread the seeds over the lawn site, youll probably want to mix them with some kind of carrier, such as sand. This is because its dif cult to spread such a small amount of seed evenly over 1,000 square feet, and mixing the seed with a carrier will distribute the seed better. Proper fertilization of centipede grass is one of the most important factors in establishing a healthy lawn. Centipede grass needs very little fertilizer. In fact, the more fertilizer it gets, the more serious are its pest problems. A yearly application of a complete fertilizer, such as 10-10-10 or 15-0-15, is usually adequate. A limited amount of nitrogen can be applied in the summer, if the grass seems to be severely losing its color. Dont apply nitrogen in late summer or early fall. A centipede grass thats been heavily fertilized with nitrogen brown-off quickly after a frost and loses its cold tolerance. One of the common problems with centipede grass is chlorosis or yellowing of the leaves. This is caused by an iron de ciency. As we said earlier, centipede grass needs an acid soil. If the soil is too sweet, iron is unavailable to the grass. Iron chorosis can be controlled by lowering the soil ph or by applying an iron fertilizer, usually ferrous sulfate, or an iron chelate. Scale insects called ground pearly are the most serious pests, because theres no effective control available. Lawn caterpillars, grubs, and mole crickets also damage centipede grass. Nematodes can also be a problem on centipede grass. They attack the grass roots, causing the lawn to thin out and eventually die. For information on controlling nematodes contact your local County Extension Of ce. To review brie y, centipede is the most common lawn grass in North and West Florida. It grows rapidly from seed; it needs very little fertilization, and it grown well in either full sun or very limited shade. Centipede has poor salt tolerance, so it isnt recommended for home lawns near beach areas. For more information on centipede grass, contact the Gulf County Extension Service @ 639-3200, 229-2909 or visit gulf.ifas.u .edu.Amanda Kriner, Matthew BolingAmanda Arlene Kriner and Matthew Douglas Boling, together with their family and friends, are pleased to announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage. The bride-elect is a graduate of Gulf Coast State College with a degree in Drafting and Design. The groom-elect is employed with Libras Love Charters. A November wedding is planned at WindMark Beach. Angela N. Eaker, Thomas J. MooreAngela N. Eaker (Niki) and Thomas J. Moore (Tom), both formerly of Port St. Joe, were united in marriage on Saturday, March 17, 2012, in a beautiful outdoor ceremony in Norfolk, Va. The bride is a 1992 graduate of Port St. Joe High School and a 2011 graduate of Everest University. She is currently pursuing her bachelors degree in criminal justice. She is the daughter of Clyde and Cindy Summers of Port St. Joe and Damon and Julie Eaker of Overstreet. The groom is a 1993 graduate of Port St. Joe High School and is in his 17th year of service with the United States Navy. He is presently stationed at Norfolk Naval Station in Norfolk, Va. He is the son of David and Joyce Moore of Port St. Joe. The ceremony was held outdoors on property that had been in the family of close friends for years and has sentimental meaning to the couple. The couple married under an arbor built by the groom, and the ceremony was of ciated by the Bishop Dannie Ducksworth of the Cornerstone City of Refuge Ministries. The bride wore a white, strapless satin ball gown with a chapel-length train. The groom wore his dress uniform for which the entire wedding and reception was themed around. A beautiful and intimate reception followed at the couples home with hors devours, champagne, wine and punch for the guests, music and dancing. On display was a framed copy of the famous World War II V-Day Sailors Kiss picture anked by red roses, small American ags and a sailors hat. The couple also honored those close to their hearts through the display of awareness ribbons for such causes as pancreatic cancer, breast cancer, pregnancy and infant loss awareness and juvenile diabetes. Also displayed was a plaque memorializing those people close to the couple who had been taken too soon from these issues and those who survived. The couple danced their rst dance to Frank Sinatras Ive Got a Crush on You and enjoyed sharing their rst day as husband in wife with close friends, some who came as far as Texas for the wedding. The couple will continue to reside in Norfolk, Va. with their children. Tom and Niki would like to give a special thank you to all of those who helped make this day so special and memorableCynthia Ortiz, Margaret Dennis, Brad and Myoko Volner, Stan and Deb Cooper, Terry Wiggins, Teo Ortiz and Dick and Evelyn Peglowskiwe couldnt have done it without you! WEDDINGCentipede grass may be ideal for your lawnProper fertilization of centipede grass is one of the most important factors in establishing a healthy lawn. ROY LEE CARTERCounty extension director

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Pd.Pol.Adv. Ladies Night Out! Featuring Nashville Singer and Songwriter Jerry ArhelgerCome join us for a relaxing evening of Music, Wonderful Food and a Silent Auction to help raise awareness and give hope to domestic violence victims in Gulf County Admission Free! Date:May 10, 2012 Time: 5:30 EST until! Location:PO JO Art Building on Reid St., Port St. Joe, FL Sponsor: Gulf County Domestic Violence Task Force For More Information call Lindsey McCreary (850) 229-2901 or Trish Mamoran (850) 481-6917. Please visit our web site at www.gcdv.org By Alison GayOld jerseys, T-shirts for saleCoach Gannon is selling last years white game jersey for $40; white and purple game jerseys from 2000-2001 for $20; and white (No Pain No Gain) T-shirts for $10. See Mrs. Taylor in the school of ce to purchase one of these. Musical Theatre to present The Wizard of Oz on May 10The Musical Theatre students under the direction of Ann Comforter will present The Wizard of Oz in the high school commons area on May 10 at 6:30 pm. for the community. No admission will be charged for the performance.NJROTC to hold Change of Command, Awards ceremoniesThe Port St Joe NJROTC will be holding the annual Change of Command and Awards Ceremony on May 4 at 6 p.m. in the Commons Area. Congratulations to the following cadets for being selected to staff positions for SY 2012-2013. Company Commander, Javarri Beachum; Executive Of cer, Kassandra Favre; Operations Of cer, Bryce Godwin; Administrative Of cer, Megan Hubbard; Supply Of cer, Robert Dykes; Color Guard Leader, Seth Bradshaw; Drill Leader, Mason Simmons; Public Affairs Of cer, Devon Young; Athletics Of cer, Tyler McGuf n; Weapons Of cer, Sawyer Raf eld; Academics Of cer, Lindsey Furr; 1st Lt. Paul Potts, Command Senior Chief, Nathanial Maestri. These cadets will assume their leadership roles at the Change of Command. Good luck to our outgoing senior cadets, LeAnna Collins, Ryan Baker, Nicolas Dickinson and Brittany Anthony. Fair winds and following seas and congratulations on a job well done.Events May 3: All day AP statistics eld trip to Wonderworks; 11:30 a.m. NJROTC PT test; 3 p.m. cheerleader last practice for tryouts. May 4: Deadline to register for ACT at Bay (June); 8 a.m. NAEP Test Time TBA all 17 year-olds; 3 p.m. cheerleader tryouts today; 6 p.m. NJROTC Awards and Change of Command Banquet. May 5: 8 a.m. SAT at PSJ; 9:30 a.m. AP statistics practice exams. May 8: 8 a.m. Biology EOC exam. May 9: 9:30 a.m. Powder Puff football game; 11:30 a.m. 10-12 A School Celebration. May 10: 6 p.m. Senior dinner; 6:30 p.m. Drama Production Wizard of Oz.Club events May 11: FCA last meeting in Mrs. Knoxs Room 309 at lunch. May 8: SWAT Meeting, Jr. High.Sport events May 7: 1 p.m. softball state semi nals, teams and times TBA May 8: 1 p.m. softball state nals, teams and time TBA Spring Football Jamboree will be May 17 at Shark Stadium. Port St. Joe, Wewahitchka and Franklin County will play halves against each other. The jamboree starts at 7 p.m. ET on Thursday. LocalThe Star| B3Thursday, May 3, 2012 Pre-Kindergarten, Emma Hill; kindergarten, Amonta Harris; rst grade, Gavin Haddock; second grade, Payton Rushing; third grade, Reese Johnston; fourth grade, Max Burke; fth grade, Hannah Fulk; and sixth grade, Destiny Gadsen. Bus riders of the week were Leo Boacajay, Albert Scheffer, Noah Bar eld, Jenna Bar eld and Kylie Ingalls.Special to The StarFront row, from left, Angel Williams, rst grade; Nathan Combs, kindergarten; Katie Shealy, second grade. Middle row, Andrew Simmons, third grade; Austin Stark, fourth grade; Roman Brown, fth grade. Back, Ennesia Hughes, sixth grade.Special to The StarSpecial to The StarThirteen students from Port St. Joe High School who are members of the High School High Tech program had an opportunity to job shadow with employers from our community. Fairpoint Communications, CVS, Coopers Cut & Style, Gulf County Sheriffs Of ce, North Florida Child Development, Gulf County Schools, St. Joseph Bay County Club, The Bridge at St. Joseph Bay and the Humane Society all participated. Students were assigned to a mentor at each business and accompanied that mentor throughout the morning. A luncheon was then held for all of the students and mentors, at which time they were able to share information about their job shadowing activities. Some of these students and employers will expand on their job shadowing experience this summer when they participate in a three-week summer internship program. High School High Tech is a program funded through the Able Trust and Vocational Rehabilitation, providing students with the opportunity to explore jobs and/or postsecondary education. HSHT links youth to a broad range of educational opportunities, work readiness and career development. For more information on how an employer or student can become involved, call Juanise Grif n the Activities Director for the local HSHT program at 227-4612. DAZZLING DOLPHINS WES STUDENTS OF THE WEEK Special to The StarAbove: Florida High School/High Tech students, parents and business mentors enjoy lunch at Sunset Coastal Grill after the Career Shadowing Day. Below: Teri Nelson of The Bridge at St. Joseph Bay with SheNoya Fennell and Corey Williams as they prepare for their career shadowing.HS/HT students participate in Career Shadowing Day

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Jerry Arhelger, SOUTHERLAND FAMILY FUNERAL HOME507 10th Street Port St. Joe(850) 229-8111 TO KNOW CHRIST AND TO MAKE HIMKNOWNST. JAMES EPISCOPAL CHURCH800 22ND STREET, PORT ST. JOE8:00 and 11:00 a.m. (EST) Sunday School 9:45 www.stjamesepiscopalchurch.orgCome worship with us! Rector Father Tommy Dwyer St. Peters Church, ACC(Traditional Services 1928 BCP) Morning Prayer & Holy Communion Sunday...............10:00 A.M. Community Healing Service 6:00 P.M. 4th Thursday of Every MonthThe Rev. Dr. D. Pete Windham, Priest The Rev Lou Little, Deacon Services Temporarily at Senior Citizens Center, 120 Library DriveAn Unchanging Faith In A Changing World 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 COMFORTER FUNERAL HOMEW. P. Rocky ComforterL.F.D.(850) 227-1818 www.faithchristianpsj.net (850) 229-6707 9:45 10:30 10:45 6:00 Our Church can be your homeFirst Church of the Nazarene2420 Long Avenue Port St. Joe, Florida 32456 (850) 229-9596 Give unto the Lord the glory due His name, worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness. Psalm 29:2Sunday School............................10 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship ...........11 a.m. Sunday Evening Worship ..............6 p.m. Wednesday Evening Service ....... 7 p.m. A Spirit Filled Outreach Oriented Word of Faith ChurchHOME OF THE POWERHOUSE YOUTHMINISTRIESPastors Andrew & Cathy Rutherford Welcome you to worship with us: Sunday 10:30am SundayNight Prayer 6pm Wednesday 7pm www.familylifechurch.net 323Reid Ave ~ Downtown Port St. Joe, FL ~ 850-229-5433 Deborah Tuttle Wednesday: Children: 6:15 p.m. ET Youth: 6:15 p.m. ET Choir: 7:00 p.m. ET First Baptist Church 102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE Buddy Caswell, Minister of Music & Education Bobby Alexander,Minister to StudentsNew Service Schedule for First Baptist ChurchSunday School & Worship Service .................. 9:00 am Sunday School & Worship Service ................. 10:30 am Sunday Evening Adult Bible Study ................. 6:00 pm Wednesday Night Supper .......................... 5:30 pm Wednesday Night Adult Prayer Meeting ............. 6:30 pm Wednesday Night Children's Ministry activities ....... 6:30 pm Wednesday Night Youth Ministry activities ........... 6:30 pm www.fbcpsj.org Wednesday Night Youth Ministry activities www.fbcpsj.org Jeff Pinder Pastor SundaySunday School.............9:00 am Worship Service............10:30 am Youth Groups...............5:30 pm New Service Schedule for First Baptist ChurchSunday School & Worship Service .................. 9:00 am WednesdayWednesday Night Supper..............5:00 6:15 pm ............................5:45 6:10 pm Nursery........................................6:00 7:30 pm .......................................6:15 7:30 pm Surrender Student Ministry...........6:15 7:30 pm The Unshakable Truth Journey.....6:15 7:30 pm Celebration Choir Rehearsal........6:30 7:30 pm Prayer Meeting...........................6:30 7:30 pm Praise Band.............................7:30 9:00 pm(Rehearsal in Sanctuary) SUNDAY : WORSHIP AT SUNSETPARK 8 AM 11 AM ON THE 2ND SUNDAY OF THE MONTH SUNDAY: BIBLE CLASS 9:30 AM SATURDAY : COFFEE TIME 8 11 AM MONDAY : LIFETREE CAF 7 PM 1602 Hwy 98, Mexico Beach, FL (850) 890.1424 www.livingwateratthebeach.com (850) 827-2887 Howard Creek Baptist ChurchA Place of Grace 9:45 am (EST) 11:00 am (EST) 613 Madison St, Port St Joe, FL www.ogc.com (850) 227-1837 The Port St. Joe Ministerial Association invites you to join them on Thursday May 3rd, 2012 at 10:00 am in front of Port St. Joe City Hall in observance of the National Day of Prayer.Mac FulcherPresident of Port St. Joe Ministerial Association Special to The StarHoward Creek Baptist Church at 7230 Doc Whiteld Road invites the community to the dedication and anointing of its new Jehovah-Jireh Home on Sunday, May 6, at 2:30 p.m. ET. In 2004, the churchs pastorium was severely damaged by smoke, and work began to remodel. Due to lack of help and interest, work stopped and it was closed. Recently, several people in the church expressed the desire to nish and use the building not as a pastorium, because the pastor has a home, but as a place for visiting singing groups, ministers of music, Bible classes and more. In early February after many prayers, God began His miracle. Help poured in with volunteer painters, carpenters, furniture and decorating. If a table was needed, God provided. If a bed was needed, God provided. Many members of the community were a part of this and experienced the joy of giving time, talents, gifts and money. The name Jehovah-Jiren Home, meaning the Lord will provide, was chosen because God has provided and continues to provide every need. The church thanks all of you and invites the community to come celebrate. Yard and bake sale Saturday at St. JohnsSt. Johns Episcopal Church of Wewahitchka is having a huge yard sale and bake sale from 8 a.m. to noon CT on Saturday, May 5. The church is about six miles north of town at 4060 N. State 71. Just look for the red doors. Sale will take place come rain or shine with lots and lots of reasonably priced items.Philadelphia Primitive Matrons Auxiliary to celebrate anniversaryThe Matrons Auxiliary of Philadelphia Primitive Baptist Church will celebrate its anniversary at 11 a.m. ET on Sunday, May 6. Sister Wanda Smiley will be the speaker. An invitation to attend is extended to everyone. The church is at 259 Ave. D, Port St. Joe. North Port St. Joe Children Youth Church to meetThe North Port St. Joe Communitywide Children Youth Church will meet for business and worship services at 5 p.m. ET on Sunday, May 6, at Thompson Temple First Born Holiness Church, Avenue E, Port St. Joe. Community attendance and support are welcome. Fore more information, contact Junior Deacon Quinten Williams.Zion Fair welcomes new pastor Zion Fair Missionary Baptist Church invites the community to worship with them in welcoming their new pastor, the Rev. Wilson Hall of Tallahassee, and honoring Mothers Day on the second Sunday, during their regular worship service May 13. In honor of Mothers Day, dinners will be available for a donation of $7 each. We encourage families or individuals to dine-in at the church dining hall and enjoy a delicious home-cooked dinner with their mother or family members. Dinners may be ordered for take out as well. Call Deaconess Amy Rogers for tickets (850) 229-8515 or (850) 227-4041.Annual Youth Day at Philadelphia PrimitiveThe youth department of Philadelphia Primitive Baptist Church will observe its annual Youth Day on Sunday, May 27, beginning with its church school at 10 a.m. ET followed with a special worship service at 11 a.m. All children and youth are encouraged to attend and participate. The church is at 259 Avenue D, Port St. Joe.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.Have you lost Jesus?Have you lost Jesus? Do you remember where? His parents lost Him at church. Have you ever lost him there? Did you ever carry a load of sin to church, and forget to leave it at the altar? This is one way you can falter. You cant nd Him, because sin blocks the way. This can blind you to Jesus all day. You can worry too much about your brothers deeds, when you should be worrying about your brothers needs. You can forget at Christmas whose birthday it is. You bought presents for everyone, but where is His? Have you lost your temper and mistreated someone? Does this sound like what Jesus would have done? Do you have times all you think of is me? Youve lost Him again, thats where Jesus should be. If you belong to Jesus, I know one thing thats true. You might be able to lose Him, but Hell never lose you. Billy JohnsonClenney family Card of ThanksThank you to all our friends who have shown Christian compassion to us during Johnnies illness and homegoing. Your love, and the peace of Christ are sustaining us well. Thanks too for all your prayers through the years. With much gratitude, The John L. Clenney family FAITHThursday, May 3, 2012 Page B4This business invites you to visit the church of your choice this week. www.starfl.com Faith BRIEFS Howard Creek Baptist Church to dedicate new home

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That effort create a skit revolving around a Hamlet-like character, with choices, one easy, one not, toss in a dash of musical theater, comedy, a scene change, costume change and the use of a trapdoor (more on that later) earned the team second at the recent Florida OM nals and a berth at the World Finals in Ames, Iowa later this month. This is the seventhstraight year that a county OM team has reached the World Finals. It is the fourth consecutive year for a Port St. Joe High team and the third year at Worlds for the nucleus of this team, which includes seniors Michelle Hiscock, Emerald Muniz and Blaine Bush as well as junior Hayden Newman and sophomore Drew Lacour. Cailyn LaPlante, a sophomore, and freshman Janel Kerigan round out this years team. It is weird, we are very different, but yet the same, said LaPlante, a newcomer to OM. We have similar sense of humors. We work so well together. They were really good to me. They took my ideas and incorporated them into the nal skit. OM is an international program that provides creative problem-solving opportunities for students from kindergarten through college. Bush, in fact, will attend the University of Central Florida because of its OM program. He was approached to consider the school during last years state competition. Its the one day in my life that I can be someone I am not every day, Bush said of practice and competition. OM teams apply creativity to solve problems ranging from building mechanical devices a particular forte for Wewahitchka High School teams that went to Worlds three years in a row to presenting interpretations of literary classics. Thousands of teams from across the United States and 25 other countries compete at local, regional, state and World levels. Listening to the PSJHS team members seems akin to being a y on the wall as a comedy troupe sketches out the next skit. The group nishes each others sentences, look to each other as sounding boards for points they are making, an easy camaraderie borne of hours and months spent spit-balling ideas. While creating a skit that meets all the criteria of the categorys problem in this case one with Hamlets famous To be or not to be soliloquy as a launching point. We just brainstorm and Michelle does the writing, Bush explained. She is the one putting our ideas into words. Hiscock noted that much of the word play and puns in their script comes from brainstorming sessions or conversations around the lunch table. Something rings funny, it may end up in the nal draft. LaPlante chimed in, It came along really strangely. Eventually you get to the point where you have two ideas and you debate which one you are going to do. The group had done a love story for a long-problem last year, so a love story seemed the right genre. Newman, a musician and budding songwriter, provided the soundtrack, a song called Ironic. We had to have a comedy element so we thought irony worked, Newman said. The song is the tone for the skit, a modern morality tale of love, age and life decisions. Once a script is in place, the work of costumes the space junk a laundry basket decorated with plastic knives, forks and other shapes, an earth made of labels from water bottles (the seas) and potting soil (the land) and set design begins. The team crafted all over a period of ve months. The trapdoor, a required aspect of the skit, was melded into the play as an escape hatch from the black hole the supernova creates in response to the suns wavering affections. It is the crux of the problem, offer an easy and dif cult choice and demonstrate the easy way is not necessarily the best, or in the long-term easiest, path after all. The trapdoor takes the characters which also includes Orion, a narcissistic pal of the Sun, a solar are, which serves as the Suns conscience, the Moon, which serves as narrator as it circles the Earth to another world. I am glad I came back (to OM), said Kerigan, who competed in OM in middle school but who chose athletics when the team dissolved after a sponsor was lost. I always had fun and the people involved in it are great to work with. This was fun. Also rewarding. In addition to another berth at the World Finals, the team also won special OMer Awards for creativity at both regional and state and at regional received a special Ramatra Fusca Creativity Award at regional. I think that speaks very highly of our students, said team sponsor Frances Hiscock. The judges at state honored the team for their animated scenic and costume designs their script revealed in-depth research about astronomy concepts their ability to integrate quality research with humor and word play also compelled us to award the OMer Award. For Michelle Hiscock there is some wistfulness to the trip to Iowa the nal week of May. She has competed in OM for 10 years and her writing skills have been a key to the team. She will head off to college and journalism school, but the World Finals are her last performance. There are still ways you can stay involved, as a judge or a coach or sponsor, Hiscock said. But it is kind of sad to think this will be the last performance. HOMES from page B1and Charles Olson, a Thomasville, Ga., architect active in preservation on a state level. Lunch follows at the Owl Caf, featuring a talk by Debbie Beard on Florida cracker homes, an architecture characterized by metal roofs, raised oors, large porch areas and straight central hallways from the front to the back of the home. Owners of three of the citys historic renovations, the Nichols Building, the Chapman House and the Gibson Inn., will provide tours of their buildings throughout the afternoon. The traditional Home & Garden Tour gets underway at 5:30 p.m. Friday, with an Evensong service and welcome reception, along with a free lecture on the history and future of the Fort Coombs Armory, at that location at 6:30 p.m. The tour commences Saturday at 10 a.m. and runs through 4 p.m. Featured this year is the home of famed photojournalist Richard Bickel, a Prairieshingle style house from around 1909 once owned by the Whitesides, owners of the Apalachicola Ice Company. The house at 96 6th Street features broad windows, board and batten wainscoting and other classic Craftsman features including built-in cabinetry and period staircase. Bickel also has on display heirlooms and objects dart from his many travels in Asia, the Middle East, Burma and India. Tickets are available for $15 each until the day of the tour, when sales begin at 9:30 a.m. for $20 each. The lunch of shrimp or chicken salad, together with fruit salad, broccoli cauli ower salad, roll, dessert and drink will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Trinitys parish hall at a cost of $12 each. The sealed bid auction will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For complete information on the many aspects of this years tour, visit www. apalachicolahistorichometour.org, or call the church at 653-9550 or the Apalachicola Bay Chamber of Commerce at 653-9419. WHOS ON THE TOURIn addition to the Bickel home at the 96 6th Street, this years tour includes this array of homes and gardens, as well as access to the citys many historical buildings and churches, museums, inns, parks and assorted shops: The Tartt Home (25 5th Avenue) The Marks / Clark Home (65 Avenue E) The Martin House (29 5th Avenue) The Seaton Schley Home (50 5th Street) The Monod Home (79 Avenue G) The Smith-McCoy Home (76 Avenue G) The Jones Home (121 Avenue B) The Emo Home (67 Avenue C) The Trinity Church Memorial Garden The Williar Garden (31 9th Street) The Suarez Garden (59 Avenue G) The Vogt Garden (87 Avenue D) Courtesy of Blaine BushThe Port St. Joe High School Odyssey of the Mind team after state competition. From left, back, Drew Lacour, Janel Kerigan, Hayden Newman, Emerald Muniz, Michelle Hiscock and Blaine Bush. Front, Cailyn LaPlante.The Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizens Awards luncheon was held Wednesday, April 25 at Sunset Coastal Grill in Port St. Joe. The Good Citizens selected from the area schools are Donia Lanier of Wewahitchka High School and Deanna Quick of Franklin County High School. These students are winners of the Good Citizen contest given by the St. Joseph Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution for the 2011-2012 school year. After the luncheon, the students read their essays, Our American Heritage and our Responsibility to Preserve it. They were then presented with certificates and DAR pens. They will also receive scholarship awards at graduation or awards day at their schools. The Good Citizen Award is given annually to a member of each senior class in Gulf and Franklin County high schools and is chosen by faculty and students on a merit basis. The students selected must have the qualities of dependability, service, leadership and patriotism. DAR honors Good Citizen contest winners Lunch follows at the Owl Caf, featuring a talk by Debbie Beard on Florida cracker homes, an architecture characterized by metal roofs, raised oors, large porch areas and straight central hallways from the front to the back of the home. ODYSSEY from page B1SPECIAL TO THE STARAward winner Donia Lanier pictured with Jacquelyn Quarles, Chair of the DAR Good Citizens Committee.

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CLASSIFIEDSThursday, May 3, 2012 The Star | B7 86570S IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA PANAMA CITY DIVISION CASE NO.: 5:11-cv-00341-RS-GRJ CENTENNIAL BANK, Plaintiff, vs. GARY L. SMITH, Defendant. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that under and by virtue of the Final Judgment of Foreclosure rendered in the above-styled case on March 22, 2012, in the United States District Court For The Northern District Of Florida, in favor of the Plaintiff, the undersigned, appointed in that certain Order Appointing Special Master rendered March 30, 2012, will on the 11th day of May, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time, in the lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil Costin Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida 32456, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest bidder, the following described property, situated, lying and being in Gulf County, Florida: Real Property Lots 2 and 20, Block 9 of YONS ADDITION TO BEACON HILL, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 1, Page(s) 45, of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. Personal Property All rights, easements, appurtenances, royalties, mineral rights, oil and gas rights, crops, timber, all diversion payments or third party payments made to crop producers, and all existing and future improvements, structure, fixtures and replacements that may now, or at anytime in the future, be part of the real property described above. All water wells, water, ditches, reservoirs, reservoir sites and dams located on the real estate and all riparian and water rights associated with the property, however established. For additional information concerning the above property contact: STEPHEN A. PITRE, ESQUIRE, Post Office Box 13010, Pensacola, Florida 32591-3010 or (850) 434-9200. All sales are subject to confirmation of the court. Method of payment is by postal money order or certified check made payable to Jeffrey P. Whitton, Esquire, Escrow Account. Ten (10) Percent of High/Acceptable bid in certified check or cashiers check will be accepted with the balance due within 48 hours. No cash will be accepted. 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 with the Clerk of the Court within 60 days after the sale. In accordance with the AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Jeffrey P. Whitton, Esquire, Post Office Box 1956, Panama City, FL 32402 or (850) 769-7040 not later than seven days prior to the sale to ensure that reasonable accommodations are available. DATED this 4th day of April 2012. SPECIAL MASTER: JEFFREY P. WHITTON, Esquire Florida Bar No. 329509 565 Harrison Ave. Post Office Box 1956 Panama City, FL 32402 Email: whittonpc@ comcast.net Phone: 850-769-7040 Fax 850-769-3014 April 12, 19, 26, May 3, 2012 87012S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY CASE NO.: 12-25PR IN PROBATE IN RE: The Estate of MARY DORIS LISTER, also known as DORIS D. LISTER, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: The administration of the estate of MARY DORIS LISTER, deceased, File Number 12-25PR is pending in the Circuit Court for Gulf County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Gulf County Courthouse, Probate Division, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, FLorida, 32456. The name and address of the personal representative and that personal representatives attorney are set forth below. ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is served within three months after the date of the first publication of this notice must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. The date of the first publication of this Notice is April 26, 2012. THOMAS S. GIBSON RISH, GIBSON & SCHOLZ, P.A. 116 Sailors Cove Dr. P.O. Box 39 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 (850) 229-8211 ATTORNEY FOR PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE FL BAR NO. 0350583 KAY WHITFIELD P.O. Box 674 Wewahitchka, FL 32465 PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE ESTATE OF MARY DORIS LISTER April 26, May 3, 2012 86893S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Bill F. McCormick, the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said Tax Certificate for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The Parcel number, Certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No: 1008 Date of Issuance: May 27, 2009 Application No: 2012-08 R.E. No. 03816-460R Description of Property: Lot 32, Magnolia Bluff Subdivision as per official plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 5, Page 3, Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. Name in which assessed: Henry C. Clark 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 16th day of May, 2012. Dated this 10th day of April, 2012. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk April 5, 12, 19, 26, May 5, 2012 86999S NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS BID NO. 1112-20 The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners will receive bids from any person, company or corporation interested in purchasing the following: Sale of County Owned Properties Proposals must be turned in to and specifications obtained from the Gulf County Clerks Office at 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Blvd, Room 148, Port St. Joe, Florida, 32456, by 4:30 p.m., E.T., on Friday, May 11, 2012. The website www. gulfcounty-fl.gov also will have property specifications. Interested parties should contact Don Butler for additional information at (850) 229-6106. Please indicate on the envelope YOUR COMPANY NAME, that this is a SEALED BID and include the BID NUMBER. Bids will be opened at the above location on Monday, May 14, 2011 at 10:00 a.m., E.T. Attest: /s/ Rebecca L. Norris, Clerk BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA /s/ William C. Williams, III., Chairman April 26, May 3, 2012 87056S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 11-217CA TYNDALL FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, Plaintiff, vs. CARLA S. PATTERSON, MICHAEL E HARTLEY JB, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, and THE UNITED STATED OF AMERICA DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Gulf County, Florida, pursuant to the Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure, entered in this cause, the Clerk of this Court shall sell the property at public sale at 11:00 A.M. E.S.T., on the 17th day of May, 2012, at the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL 32456, the following described real property lying and being in Gulf County, Florida, to-wit: EXHIBIT A Lots 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, & 13, Block M, Howard Creek Properties, an unrecorded subdivision of a portion of Section 31, Township 6 South, Range 8 West and a portion of Section 6, Township 7 South, Range 8 West, Gulf County, Florida, more particularly described as follows: Commence at the Southwest corner of the Southeast quarter of Section 31, Township 6 South, Range 8 West, Gulf County, Florida; thence South 89 East along the South line of said Southeast quarter of Section 31 for 213.28 feet; thence North 25 West for 564.79 feet to the P.C. of a curve concave to the Southwest; thence Northerly along said curve having a radius of 2234.30 feet for an arc distance of 197.22 feet, the chord of said arc bearing North 27 West for 197.16 feet; thence North 30 West for 212.40 feet to the Point of Beginning. Thence continue North 30 West for 170.75 feet to the P.C. of a curve concave to the Southwest; thence Northerly along said curve having a radius of 884.64 feet for an arc distance of 325.88 feet, the chord arc bearing North 40 West for 324.04 feet; thence North 51 West for 401.28 feet; thence South 38 West for 218.00 feet; thence South 51 East for 401.28 feet to the P.C. of a curve concave to the Southwest and having a radius of 666.64 feet; thence Southeasterly along said curve for a arc distance of 245.58 feet, the chord of said arc bearing South 40 East for 244.19 feet; thence South 30 East for 170.75 feet; thence North 59 East for 218.00 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. This Notice dated this 19th day of April, 2012. BECKY NORRIS, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Gulf County, Florida By: BA Baster Deputy Clerk Attorney for Plaintiff: BURKE, BLUE, HUTCHISON, WALTERS & SMITH, P.A. 221 McKenzie Avenue Panama City, FL 32401 April 26, May 3, 2012 87081S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Caroline Windham, the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said Tax Certificate for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The Parcel number, Certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No: 1179 Date of Issuance: May 27, 2009 Application No: 2012-12 R.E. No. 05015-000R Description of Property: Lot 11, Block 45, of the Resubdivision of Block 45, SAINT JOSEPHS ADDITION OF THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA, Unit Number Three (3), according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 34, of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. Name in which assessed: CQ Development, LLC 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 30th day of May, 2012. Dated this 24th day of April, 2012. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk April 26 May 3, 10, 17, 2012 87089S IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION Case No.: 23-2009-CA-000625 Division JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, vs. SUSAN E. WHITE, CAPITAL CITY BANK, AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/ OWNERS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given, pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on April 16, 2012, in the Circuit Court of Gulf County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Gulf County, Florida described as: LOT THREE (3) IN BLOCK ONE HUNDRED ELEVEN (111) OF ST. JOSEPHS ADDITION TO THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA, UNIT SEVEN (7), ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK TWO (2), PAGE SEVEN (7) OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. and commonly known as: 2106 LONG AVE., PORT ST. JOE, FL 32456; including the building, appurtenances, and fixtures located therein, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, Sales held in front lobby of courthouse, on May 17th, 2012 at 11am. ET Any persons 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 19th day of April, 2012. Rebecca L. Norris Clerk of the Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk April 26, May 3, 2012 87083S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that First Alliance Holdings, LLC, the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said Tax Certificate for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The Parcel number, Certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No: 1161 Date of Issuance: May 27, 2009 Application No: 2012-11 R.E. No. 04865-005R Lots 15 through 22, Block 35, SAINT JOSEPHS ADDITION OF THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA, Unit Number Three (3), according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 32, of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. Name in which assessed: CQ Development, LLC 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 30th day of May, 2012. Dated this 24th day of April, 2012. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk April 26 May 3, 10, 17, 2012 87107S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY Case No. 12-16 PR In Probate IN RE: The Estate of PATRICIA LUANN REDD, Deceased NOTICE TO CREDITORS TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: The administration of the estate of PATRICIA LUANN REDD, deceased, File Number 12-16-PR, is pending in the Circuit Court for Gulf County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. The names and addresses of the personal representative and that personal representatives attorney are set forth below. ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is served within three months after the date of the first publication of this notice must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. The date of the first publication of this Notice is April 26, 2012 Personal Representative for Patricia Luann Redd /s/ Timothy P. Croft TIMOTHY P. CROFT 1305 Monument Ave. Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Attorney for Petitioner /s/ S. Russell Scholz S. RUSSELL SCHOLZ FL Bar No. 0224839 RISH, GIBSON & SCHOLZ, P.A. 116 Sailors Cove Drive P.O. Box 39 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 (850-229-8211 April 26, May 3, 2012 87102S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2008-CA-000587 SOUTHEASTERN VALUE, LLC, Plaintiff, vs. SANDRA C. HARRISON, a/k/a SANDRA CLAY HARRISON, Defendant. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE is hereby given that, pursuant to the Order of Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated January 19, 2012 and Order Re-Setting Sale Date dated April 18, 2012 in this cause, in the Circuit Court of Gulf County, Florida, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at 11:00 a.m. ET Standard time, on May 17, 2012, at 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Boulevard, Port St. Joe, Florida, the property situated in Gulf County, Florida described as: Lot 4 San Dunes Subdivision according to the plat recorded in the public records of Gulf County, Florida in Plat Book 5, Page 6 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS my hand and seal of the Court on April 24, 2012. REBECCA L. MORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: BA Baxter DEPUTY CLERK Attorneys for Plaintiff: Daniel J. Kuhn, Esquire and Catherine B. Chapman, Esquire GUILDAY, TUCKER, SCHWARTZ & SIMPSON, P.A. 1983 Centre Pointe Boulevard, Suite 200 Tallahassee, FL 32308 NOTICE TO PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in the proceeding should contact the Court Administrator at the Gulf County Courthouse, Telephone 850-229-6112 not later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771 or Voice (V) 1-800-955-8770 via Florida Relay Service. May 3, 10, 2012 87111S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 11-263-CA CENTENNIAL BANK, An Arkansas banking corporation, successor in interest to Bayside Savings Bank, Plaintiff, vs. FORGOTTEN COAST INVESTMENTS, LLC, a Florida limited liability company, WILLIAM D. KISLING, JAMES T. MEADOWS, JR. and WILLIAM SCOTT ROBERTS, a/k/a SCOTT ROBERTS, Defendants. CLERKS NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accordance with the Order Adopting Report and Recommendation and Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated April 16, 2012, in the abovestyled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Front lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida 32456, at 11:00 a.m. (Eastern Time) on May 17, 2012, the following described property: Parcel 1: Begin at an iron pipe marking the Northwest corner of the Northwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of Section 30, Township 4 South, Range 9 West, Gulf County, Florida, and thence run South 88 degrees 33 minutes 34 seconds East 660.00 feet to a concrete monument marking the Northeast corner of the West Half of the Northwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of said Section 30, thence run South along the East boundary line of the West Half of the Northwest Quarter of said Southwest Quarter 1026.96 feet to a re-bar, thence run North 61 degrees 39 minutes 23 seconds West 220.00 feet, thence run South 150.00 feet to the Northeasterly right-ofway boundary of Cochran Landing Public Road, thence run North 61 degrees 39 minutes 23 seconds West along said right-of-way boundary 529.18 feet to the West boundary of said Section 30, thence run North 00 degrees 01 minutes 44 seconds West along said West boundary 837.87 feet to the Point of Beginning. less and except: Begin at a four inch square concrete monument marking the Northeast corner of the West Half of the Northwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of Section 30, Township 4 South, Range 9 West, Gulf County, Florida and run thence South 00 degrees 27 minutes 47 seconds West along the East boundary line of the said West Half of the Northwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter for a distance of 208.71 feet to a set 1/2 inch iron rod and cap No. LB7137; thence leaving said East boundary line run North 88 degrees 09 minutes 50 seconds West for a distance of 208.71 feet to a set 1/2 inch iron rod and cap No. LB7137; thence North 00 degrees 27 minutes 47 seconds East parallel with said East boundary line, for a distance of 208.71 feet to a set 1/2 inch iron rod and cap No. LB7137 on the South boundary line of Block Q Red Bull Island Unit 2 (unrecorded); thence South 88 degrees 09 minutes 50 seconds East, along said South boundary line for a distance of 208.71 feet to the Point of Beginning. Parcel 2: Begin at a four inch square concrete monument marking the Northeast corner of the West Half of the Northwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of Section 30, Township 4 South, Range 9 West, Gulf County, Florida and run thence South 00 degrees 27 minutes 47 seconds West along the East boundary line of the said West Half of the Northwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter for a distance of 208.71 feet to a set 1/2 inch iron rod and cap No. LB7137; thence leaving said East boundary line run North 88 degrees 09 minutes 50 seconds West for a distance of 208.71 feet to a set 1/2 inch iron rod and cap No. LB7137; thence North 00 degrees 27 minutes 47 seconds East parallel with said East boundary line, for a distance of 208.71 feet to a set 1/2 inch iron rod and cap No. LB7137 on the South boundary line of Block Q Red Bull Island Unit 2 (unrecorded); thence South 88 degrees 09 minutes 50 seconds East, along said South boundary line for a distance of 208.71 feet to the Point of Beginning. Parcel 3: Commence at an iron pipe marking the Northwest corner of the Northwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of Section 30, Township 4 South, Range 9 West, Gulf County, Florida, and thence run South 00 degrees 01 minutes 44 seconds East along the West boundary of said Section 30 a distance of 894.68 feet to a concrete monument on the Southwesterly right-ofway boundary of Cochran Landing Public Road for the Point of Beginning. From said Point of Beginning thence run South 61 degrees 39 minutes 23 seconds East along said right-of-way boundary 397.04 feet, thence run South 245.25 feet, thence run North 88 degrees 32 minutes 41 seconds West 349.34 feet to the West boundary of said Section 30, thence run North 00 degrees 01 minutes 44 seconds West along said West boundary 424.88 feet to the Point of Beginning. Dated : April 19, 2012. Rebecca Norris Gulf County Clerk of Court By: B.A. Baxter Deputy Clerk May 3, 10, 2012 87125S PUBLIC MEETING OF THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE CANVASSING BOARD The City of Port St. Joe Canvassing Board will meet at 5:00 PM EST on May 8, 2012 at the Supervisor of Elections Office, 401 Long Ave, Port St. Joe, Florida. The Canvassing Board will meet to canvass the absentee ballots for the May 8, 2012 Port St. Joe City Election, to receive queries from the public about absentee ballots, and to canvass all returns as necessary. Absentee ballots for the May 8, 2012 Port St. Joe City Election received prior to May 7th will be available for public inspection until 9:00 AM EST on May 7th, 2012 at the Gulf County Elections Office, 401 Long Ave, 87113S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY Case No.: 11-491-CA SE PROPERTY HOLDINGS, LLC, Plaintiff, vs. GARY WAYNE STANLEY and JEANNIE RENE STANLEY, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned Clerk of the Circuit Court of Gulf County, pursuant to a Final Judgment entered in this cause, will on the 17th day of May, 2012, at 11:00 oclock A.M. Eastern Time, at the North door of the Gulf County Courthouse, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property located in Gulf County, Florida: Commence at the Northeast corner of the Northeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of Section 36, Township 4 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida and thence run South 01 degree 13 minutes 31 seconds West along the East boundary line of the Northeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of Section 36, Township 4 South, Range 10 West for 49.98 feet; thence North 89 degrees 57 minutes 57 seconds East along the South right of way line of Johnson Lane for 271.47 feet for the Point of Beginning; from said Point of Beginning continue North 89 degrees 57 minutes 57 seconds East along said South right of way line for 250.00 feet; thence leaving said right of way line run South 01 degree 19 minutes 36 seconds West for 461.51; thence South 89 degrees 56 minutes 19 seconds West for 250.00 feet; thence North 01 degree 19 minutes 35 seconds East for 461.59 feet to the Point of Beginning Together with all the appurtenances thereto belonging and appertaining. 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 17th day of April, 2012. REBECCA L. NORRIS Clerk of the Court By: BA Baxter As Deputy Clerk April 26, 3, 2012

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B8| The Star Thursday, May 3, 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 Road ; available May 1st212 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 gross 407 Reid Avenue +/-905sf; move in ready; $14psf mod-grossWarehouse / Flex Space110 Trade Circle West +/2500-7500sf suites, 14ft roll-up doors, dock high loading; inquire for terms 2790 Hwy 98 +/5,640 sf : Of ce / Warehouse; $8 psf mod gross; Property also available for sale; Inquire for terms; 17 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; $135,000; 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 Wewahitchka156 Patrick St. 2br 2ba Single Family, Fixer-upper. Owner Financing or Cash Discount. $350 Down $317/mo. Call 803-978-1540 or 803-403-9555 $33,500 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 MULTI UNIT MULTI UNIT BUILDING BUILDINGFully Occupied 5400 total sq ft Downtown Reid Ave$249,900 Call: Call: 850.527.2560 850.527.2560 WeWa 3br/2ba central heat & air $525/mo + dep 639-5721; RV great for 1 to 2 people $115 a week + dep incl. W/S/E 639-5721 For Sale or Trade $230,000 Lake Front home Toledo Bend Reservoir, Hamphill, Texas 3br, 2ba, 1 acre, boathouse, dock, pavilion, Call 409-579-1107 3BR, 2B, fenced back yard on quiet cul-de-sac. Avail July 1. Rent $850/mo, deposit $850. Contact Betty Ray Weston 227-5566 Efficiency Rooms Weekly or monthly rentals. Downtown PSJ on Reid Ave & 3rd Street. Call 850-229-2706 or 850-527-6090 East Point Carrabelle 900 Square ft designer 1bedroom, open plan, Jacuzzi, washer & dryer, satellite, secluded, 1/2 mile from beach .$230 bi-weekly or $460 per month. Call 954-816-7004 Text FL07685 to 56654 Publishers NoticeAll real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on a equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. 108 S. E. AVE. A CARRABELLE, FLORIDA 32322850-697-9604 850-323-0444 www.seacrestre.comwww. rst tness.com/carrabellePROPERTY MANAGEMENT AND RENTALSRENTALS3 BR 2BA DOUBLEWIDE UNFURNISHED Large Yard, In Country ....................................$700 2 BR MOBILE HOME UNFURNISHED Country, Private ..............................................$550 1 BR FURNISHED CONDO Nice, Includes Utilities.....................................$910 1 BR RIVER CONDO, BOAT SLIP 3 Night Minimum ..........................$105 Plus Daily 1 BR 1BA, UNFURNISHED APT Lanark, Remodeled, Inc Water .......................$475 2 BR 1BA UNFURNISHED APT Lanark ...............................................$375 & $450 1 BR, SUN ROOM/DAY BED Furnished, Lanark, Inc Utilities ......................$650 2BR 1BA MOBILE HOME Fenced Yard ....................................................$500 1BR REMODELED HOUSE Carrabelle .......................................................$450 OFFICE SPACE Hwy 98 Frontage, Carrabelle .....$400 Plus Utilities Medical/HealthWantedTwo assistants/aides for PSJ senior couple in-home. References, prior experience only required. Nighttime and daytime positions available. Rate negotiable. Call 904-247-4983 and leave message Web ID#: 34205857 Medical/HealthOPS Dental AssistantThe Gulf County Health Department, an EO/AA/VPEmployer, has one opening for a FT, OPS Dental Assistant (No Benefits Assigned). Starting Salary: $10.50 $13.50 hourly, based on experience. Fingerprinting & Emergency Duties Required. Dental Assistant Certification or Expanded Duties Required. For more info, contact Gwen Allen at: (850) 227-1276, ext. 131. Electronic applications only for this position; refer to Requisition Number: 64923165. Closing date 05/07/12. An EO/AA/VPEmployer Apply at: peoplefirst.myflorida.c om for assistance, contact: People First at 877-562-7287 Web-Id 34207872 HospitalityRESORT VACATION PROPERTIESAccepting Applications *Full-time reservationist w/ great benefits. *Part-time maintenance office clerk. Both positions require weekend work. Apply in person 9-5 weekdays at 123 W Gulf Beach Dr, St. George Island Install/Maint/Repair The MainStay Suites and Port Inn are now accepting applications forRoom attendantsCandidates must be able to work weekends and holidays, 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. E.O.E, D.F.W.P. MainStay Suites 3951 E. Hwy 98 Port St. Joe Fl, 32456 Medical/HealthCaring Peopleand CNAs needed. Join a team of people who make a difference in the lives of the elderly. Provide non medical companionship, in home help & personal care for the elderly. Must be flexible. PT leading to FT-positions available in Apalachicola, Mexico Beach and Port St. Joe areas.Home Instead Senior CareCall Mon-Thur 9-3pm 850-640-1223 or toll free 1-866-301-1919 Web ID#: 34206692 Text FL06692 to 56654 Clinic Clinic Instructional Instructional Dentist DentistTo provide clinical and didactic instruction to dental hygiene & dental assisting students. Includes an evidence-based dentistry approach to clinical evaluation and treatment of dental patients in the campus dental clinic. Requires: DMD or equivalent from an ADA accredited institution; current / active license to practice dentistry in good standing (FL license preferred); current CPR certi cation; current working knowledge/ experience in dentistry (within 6 months prior to application). $70k/yr (11 months). Position is Open Until Filled. Women & minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. Application (must be completed) & additional info:www.gulfcoast.edu/hr GCSC is an EA/EO/M/F/Vet employer. GCSC Equity O cer 850.872.3866 North Florida Child Development, Inc.Is seekingTeachers & Substitutes for our Gulf County CentersMust have a high school diploma/GED And required 45-Hours DCF training PLEASE CALL Sebrina @ 639-5080 ext 10 Or Terri @ 229-6415 Jana @ 639-6520 Or send resumes to smcgill@ oridachildren.orgDFWP/M-F/7-3/EOE Gulf County Senior Citizens Association is accepting applications for a temporary part-time position in Wewahitchka. Duties include custodial work, delivery of meals to the elderly, transportation of clients to the meal site, along with other duties. Applicants need to be in good physical health and have a valid drivers license, you must pass a level 2 background check and drug screening. Applications may be picked up at the Wewahitchka Senior Center located at 314 East Third Street. Call 229-8466 for more information. Food Svs/HospitalityEvening Cook NeededThe Thirsty Goat is now accepting applications for an evening cook. The ideal candidate will have restaurant experience, but we are willing to train the right person. Applicants must have the ability to function in a fast paced environment while remaining professional and friendly. Candidates must be able to work weekends and holidays, dependability is a must! If you have an eye for detail, the highest desire to deliver superior service, and can play well with others, we would love to hear from you! Apply in person at the address below. E.O.E. DFWP Port Inn 501 Monument Ave. Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Food Svs/HospitalityServersExperienced, customer oriented servers. High base plus tips. Apply Water Street Hotel 329 Water Street, Apalachicola BEANIE BABIES! Almost all of them. Free to good home! Call (850) 647-3160 Whitney Piano, medium height, upright, full keyboard. Hammond organ. Excellent condition.850-648-5004 Text FL06892 to 56654 Food Svs/HospitalityBartender / Therapist NeededThe Port Inn/Thirsty Goat is now accepting applications for a part time bartender. The ideal candidate will have a thorough knowledge of liquors, beers, wines, and mixology techniques, but we are willing to train the right person. If you have an eye for detail, the highest desire to deliver superior service, and can play well with others, we would love to hear from you! Apply in person at the address below. E.O.E. DFWP Port Inn 501 Monument Ave. Port St. Joe, FL 32456 These tiny ads sell, hire, rent and inform for thousands of families each week.Let a little Classified ad do a big j ob for you. EmeraldCoast Marketplace 747-5020 Port St. Joe, Florida. Counting of the Absentee Ballots will not begin until 5:00 PM EST on May 8, 2012. These meetings are open to the public. All interested parties are encouraged to attend. Linda Griffin Gulf County Supervisor of Elections 401 Long Ave Port St Joe, FL 32456 May 3, 2012 87205S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Generation Overflow, LLC, the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said Tax Certificate for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The Parcel number, Certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No: 698 Date of Issuance: May 27, 2009 Application No: 2012-13 R.E. No. 03191-205R Lot 1, Mystic Palms, according to the Plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 5, Page 8, of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida Name in which assessed: Indian Pass Builders 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 6th day of June, 2012. Dated this 1st day of May, 2012. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk May 3, 10, 17, 24, 2012 87201S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Visionary Distributors, LC, the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said Tax Certificate for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The Parcel number, Certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No: 1239 Date of Issuance: May 27, 2009 Application No: 2012-14 R.E. No. 05775-000R Lot 13 and 15, of Block 1005, of the City of Port St. Joe, Florida, according to the Official map thereof on file in the office of the Clerk of Circuit Court of Gulf County, Florida. Name in which assessed: Clifford Jones 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 6th day of June, 2012. Dated this 1st day of May, 2012. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk May 3, 10, 17, 24, 2012 87203S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Visionary Distributors, LC, the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said Tax Certificate for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The Parcel number, Certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No: 434 Date of Issuance: May 27, 2009 Application No: 2012-15 R.E. No. 02543-000R Lots 1 and 2, of Block 3, of Pine Ridge Addition to the City of Wewahitchka, Florida, as per plat or map on record in the County Court House, Gulf County, Port St. Joe, Florida. Name in which assessed: Johnny Lee Jackson & Margaret V. Jackson 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 6th day of June, 2012. Dated this 1st day of May, 2012. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk May 3, 10, 17, 24, 2012 87213S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NUMBER 12-23-PR IN RE: ESTATE OF JANICE FAYE HUTCHISON Deceased. NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION The administration of the estate of JANICE FAYE HUTCHISON, deceased, whose date of death was December 1, 2011 is pending in the Circuit Court for Gulf County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the decedents estate must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is May, 2012. Personal Representatives: Randall Maxwell 3537 Berryhill Rd. Pace, FL 32571 Rhonda Bradshaw 612 Dogwood Way Panama City, FL 32404 Sandra D. Davenport 1950 H.W. 22 Wewahitchka, FL 32465 Attorney for Personal Representative: Charles A. Costin FL Bar No. 699070 P O Box 98 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 (850)-227-1159 May 3, 10, 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: A loving Creative Financially Secure Couple, Warm, Stable Family life awaits precious baby FLBar42311 1-800-552-0045 *Expenses paid* Kittens 6 weeks old. Need a good loving home to care for them. 850-340-0900/229-8667 Text FL07501 to 56654 Couch & Loveseat almost new. Both recline. Light brown. Half price for both !! Call: (850) 648-5004Text FL06891 to 56654 Mexico Beach400 Colorado Dr. Sat. May 5th 8am C.S.T.Large Garage SaleHousehold items womans clothing size 14, shoes 9-10, tools, & eight track tapes. Etc Port St. Joe 2102 Monument Ave. Sat. May 5th 8am till ?Yard SaleYard tractor, generator, boating, fishing, furniture, musical gear, household, plus. Text FL06987 to 56654 St. Joe, 2104 Monument Ave. Sat. May 5th 8:am-12:pm. Hand made quilts, gas log fireplace, rainbow vacuum, generator, Furniture, ladies clothing, and a variety of items. The Junior Service League is having a garage sale at Corner of Hwy 98 and 3rd St. across from First Baptist Church. Others are invited to set up their own 8 foot table for $10.00. Reserve your spot by calling 227-1111 or emailing Tapper & Co at bseward@tcpmi. com and mailing your $10 fee to Tapper & Co. P. O. Box 280, Port St. Joe, FL 32457, Attn: JSL Garage Sale or drop off cash at our new offices in the Chateau by The Port Inn. 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