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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: 05-10-2012
Frequency: weekly
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Thursday, May 10, 2012 50 For breaking news, visit www.starfl.com Thursday, MAY 10 2012 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 Opinion ....................................... A4 Letters to the Editor ................... A4 Outdoors ..................................... A6 Sports ........................................... A7 School News ................................ B3 Faith ............................................. B4 Obituaries .................................... B4 Classi eds .................................... B7-B8 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 Thursday, May 10, 2012 YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER SINCE 1937 THE S TAR YEAR 74, NUMBER 30 TDC committees urge contractor changes By VALERIE GARMAN 229-7843 | @valeriegarman vgarman@star .com Two new committees of the Gulf County Tourist Development Council, a marketing committee and a budget committee, met last Thursday to discuss dilemmas with contractors Kerigan Marketing and Statecraft LLC among other issues surrounding the agency. County Administrator Don Butler updated both committees on a May 2 meeting with Jack Kerigan, owner and operator of Kerigan Marketing, to further clean up any outstanding invoices from the company. Butler reported that the Clerk of Courts is waiting on a few cancelled checks, but the county is very close to getting all of the outstanding KMA invoices paid. Butler said there are four or ve projects Kerigan Marketing is involved in, including a cooperative eBlast with Mexico Beach and advertising projects with Alabama.com. Hes still doing everything hes been given the chore to do, Butler said. Hes not doing anything new. Alyson Gerlach, who was appointed chairwoman of the marketing committee during the inaugural meeting, expressed concern that the TDC might be missing out on prime marketing time by cutting ties with Kerigan Marketing. I dont want there to be any more gaps in what were doing, Gerlach said. I feel like we might be missing out on just staying fresh. The marketing committee discussed an extension given to use the remainder of the third and nal round of BP funds for the 2012 scal year. The TDC has about $200,000 in funds leftover. See TDC A8 Special to The Star Mitch Burke of cially announced this week his intention to seek of ce of Gulf County Property Appraiser. Burke, 46, was born and raised in Gulf County and is a 1984 graduate of Port St. Joe High School. He is the son of Wynell Burke and the late W. J. Jimmy Burke of Port St. Joe. He has one sister, Alicia Sissy Godwin, who is an educator in the Gulf County School system. MITCH BURKE Special to The Star Jimmy Rogers of White City announces his candidacy for Gulf County Commissioner District 3. Jimmy is the son of Howard and Paulette Rogers of Highland View and is engaged to Donna Ard. Rogers served his country in the U.S. Army and has lived in Gulf County throughout his life. He is a product of Gulf County Public Schools and has been employed at the City of Port St. Joe for 25 years. By TIM CROFT 227-7827 | @PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com An era described as a chance to create 700 jobs in seven years began last Wednesday. Board members with the Port Authority of Port St. Joe and ofcials with the St. Joe Company signed a formal agreement on marketing the Port of Port St. Joe for the next three years, marking what Port Authority chairwoman Johanna White called a milestone in the saga to develop one of Floridas 14 deepwater seaports. This is de nitely a milestone, a new day and a new time, White said as she prepared to sign the agreement as representative of the Port Authority. The agreement spells out responsibilities for marketing the port, most of which in the shortterm fall directly on St. Joe. The company has agreed to provide a host of services from nancial analysis to identify potential clients to website design to direct marketing of the port aimed at developing the deepwater port. We are excited, too, said St. Joe vice president Jorge Gonzalez. We are taking this in baby steps. As this (agreement) provides roots there will be additional agreements. From the time the Port Authority and St. Joe agreed on a Memorandum of Understanding in January to collaboratively develop the Port of Port St. Joe, additional and more formal agreements were contemplated, Gonzalez said. A priority was to bring more urgency to marketing the port, both the 100 or so acres, including the old Arizona Chemical plant site, owned by the Port Authority and the old paper mill site and deepwater access owned by St. Joe. While there was discussion that the draft marketing agreement included only Port Authority lands, language was tweaked to emphasize that St. Joe would be developing a marketing plan that would include, where applicable, St. Joe lands in conjunction with Port Authority acreage as well as language leaving sole authority to execute leases and contracts with potential clients on Port Authority lands to the Port Authority. St. Joe also agreed to cover Port Authority administrative costs for the term of the agreement three years at a Port Authority, St. Joe sign marketing agreement See PORT A5 JIMMY ROGERS Photos by VALERIE GARMAN | The Star Spectators watch as plein air artists Dawn Whitelaw and Lori Putnam paint at Salinas Park on Cape San Blas Tuesday afternoon. This is Whitelaws rst year at the Forgotten Coast Plein Air Invitational, which will wrap up this weekend. I love the way everything here looks, Whitelaw said. Theres a wealth of beautiful material herea nice mix of nature and structure. Student Art Day was Wednesday. and a Plein Air TGIF party with the artists will be from 5-8 p.m. ET Friday at the Port St. Joe Marina. Tickets are $10. The Invitational wraps up on Sunday. See BURKE A5 See ROGERS A5 By TIM CROFT 227-7827 | @PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com Phillip McCroan joined the Port St. Joe City Commission Tuesday night after he beat incumbent Lorinda Gingell for the Group 3 seat. McCroan, a rst-time candidate, pulled in 544 votes, 74 percent of the turnout, to easily coast by Gingell, who won on 26 percent of the ballots, 187 votes. That race was the only one on Tuesdays city ballot after Group 4 Commissioner Rex Buzzett was unopposed. Gingell was completing her rst two-year term on the Commission. The turnout was 28 percent of the registered voters in the city. Results are unof cial until certied by the canvassing board on Wednesday. I hope he does a good job for the city, Gingell said. He faces a lot of challenges. McCroan commended Gingell for a positive campaign, noting that neither candidate had uttered negative public comments about the other. I am humbled, by the turnout and by the vote, McCroan said. We both ran a clean race I think. BURKE EYES POST ROGERS RUNNING FOR DISTRICT3 GROUP 3 SEAT

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Local A2 | The Star Thursday, May 10, 2012 340 Marina Drive, Port St. Joe, Fl 32456 850-227-9393 25 % OFF APP A REL & GIFTS MAY 10 TH 13 TH *must have coupon for discount *except previously marked clearance items At the Port St. Joe Marina! At the Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Mothers Day! Mothers Day! Mothers Day! At the Mothers Day! At the Mothers Day! At the Mothers Day! At the Mothers Day! Mothers Day! Mothers Day! Mothers Day! Mothers Day! Mothers Day! Sale Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday May 10th 13th By VALERIE GARMAN 229-7843 | @valeriegarman vgarman@star .com Port St. Joe Mayor Mel Magidson is shaking the bushes anywhere he can for funds to save the Cape San Blas Lighthouse. Commissioners continued the discussion about the potential relocation of the lighthouse to city property at the regular meeting May 1. Magidson reported two house movers have been to the lighthouse grounds to estimate the cost of moving the gift shop and keepers quarters, the most urgent issue. The city should have an estimate within the next week. If it doesnt get moved, its going to wash into the gulf and become an arti cial reef, Magidson said. Its an absolute pot of gold if we can make it happen. An account has been set up by the St. Joseph Bay Historical Society to receive funds to help save the lighthouse. Magidson said the Port St. Joe Redevelopment Agency and the Florida Lighthouse Association are two agencies that may be able to help with funding the relocation of the lighthouse, keepers quarters and gift shop. (Funding) will be the rst big hurdle to get over, but the wheels are turning, Magidson said. Were just shaking the bushes where we can nd it. He reminded commissioners that the city did not initiate the conversation about relocating the lighthouse; it was initiated by Air Force representatives who must nd a solution before the structure is swallowed by the gulf. It just kind of fell in our lap, Magidson said. Well just have to see where it takes us. Utility rates Commissioners discussed utility rates for the upcoming scal year, debating whether or not to hire a rm to assess the rates as they did last year. City Manager Jim Anderson said if nothing is done, water rates will go up by 5 percent and sewer rates will rise by 4.5 percent. We attened it out last year to keep our rates down, said Anderson, who noted the city brought in Burton & Associates, a company that conducts utility rates assessments, to provide a rate report. Anderson questioned whether or not commissioners wanted to again have Burton & Associates review the utility rates for a cost of $13,000. The city chose to lower rates last year from 8 to 5 percent, which commissioners estimated saved the average customer about $1.20 per month. It looks like property values are going to be down againtheres going to be a problem there, said Commissioner Rex Buzzett. (Last year) we lost the 3 percent and $12,000. Buzzett expressed concern over the citys mounting debt and recommended commissioners leave the rates alone. Magidson also expressed concern over the cost of the assessment. We dont want to spend another $14,000 for (Burton & Associates) to tell us what we already know, he said. Anderson said lowering the rates might also bring more revenue because more people could afford to use their irrigation systems. Its something we need to look at and well come back in a couple of weeks, Anderson said. These numbers are going to directly affect our budget. Centennial Building acoustics Local engineer Eric Davidson reported to commissioners he took various sound level measurements during the Port St. Joe High School Prom at the Centennial Building. He said the lowest sound levels came from the very center of the room during the time the DJ played music. Davidson said he also intends to measure sound levels during upcoming Wounded Warrior Weekend events and upcoming weddings to see how different event set ups and sound equipment affects the sound levels in the building. Davidson said the next step would be to go to contractors for speci cations and designs to cut back on the noise levels in the building, speci cally on the feedback from the stage area. By TIM CROFT 227-7827 | @PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com The price of doing business. That is what Jarrod Lennox said April 26 after he pled guilty to two counts of traf cking in crack cocaine. Lennox, 26, who has a series of drug charges and prison time already under his belt, was sentenced to 10 years in prison, with a minimum mandatory of seven years. The arrest on April 20, when investigators with the Gulf County Sheriffs Of ce found Lennox in possession of 28 grams of cocaine, worth about $4,000, said Gulf County Sheriff Joe Nugent, was just the latest trouble for Lennox. Lennox was arrested along with several other Gulf County residents in early 2007 on federal drug charges. Lennox was sentenced to federal prison and was released on federal probation in January of 2010. In April 2011, Lennox was arrested by Sheriffs Of ce investigators with more than 200 grams of crack cocaine, worth north of $30,000. His bond was set at $100,000 and he posted $10,000 cash and was released pending trial. But almost exactly one year later, Lennox was again arrested with the 28 grams and rather than ght the charge at trial, Lennox chose to plead to the drug charges and the sentence they carried. He told the courtroom at sentencing six days later that the prison time was the cost of doing business. He will begin earning good behavior time in state prison only after seven years. But once released from state prison, Lennox will face more time behind bars, Nugent noted. The U.S. Marshals Of ce has a hold on Lennox for violation of probation on the 2007 federal drug charges he is released by the state. JARROD LENNOX Commissioners mull lighthouse, utility rates PSJ man sentenced to 10 years on drug charge Courtesy of DEBBIE HOOPER | joebay.com This aerial shot from April 26 shows the encroaching shoreline outside the fence of the grounds of the Cape San Blas Lighthouse.

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Local The Star| A3 Thursday, May 10, 2012 Register for Mothers Day Give-Aways Drawings 12:00 Noon, May 12th HA N GI N G BASKETS FER N S HI B ISCUS VI N ES HY DRA N GEA R OSES S t. Joe Nursery & S upply 706 1st S treet (Open Saturday May 12th 8:00-Until) Remember Mothers Day May 13 th Mothers Day Give-Aways Mothers Day Give-Aways Mothers Day Give-Aways Mothers Day Give-Aways Mothers Day Give-Aways Mothers Day Give-Aways Mothers Day Give-Aways Mothers Day Give-Aways Register for Register for Register for Register for Register for Register for Register for Register for Register for Register for Register for Register for Register for Register for Register for Register for Register for G ive the Gift that Keeps on Giving LIVE PLANTS! Pd.Pol.Adv. By TIM CROFT 227-7827 | @PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com A federal fugitive wanted in North Carolina evaded arrest and remains at large after a chase in Oak Grove last Friday. John Douglas Burt, 37, is wanted by the U.S. Marshals Service for 12 counts of burglary in North Carolina. Marshals arrested Burts wife, Shannone Goff Woolwine, 34, on the North Carolina charges. Burt and Woolwine were in Oak Grove staying with long-lost relatives living on Maddox Street, said Gulf County Sheriff Joe Nugent. He said the family tree involved an adoption and siblings separated early in life and reunited. The relatives in Oak Grove were unaware of the legal problems for Burt and Woolwine and nobody locally was charged, Nugent said. U.S. Marshals were able to track Burt and Woolwine through their use of a food stamp card, Nugent said. Marshals showed up Friday afternoon in Oak Grove and attempted to place Burt under arrest. He was not present at the address and two of the three marshals went to a Palm Blvd. address where Burt was alleged to be. Burt, however, was not there. Meanwhile, Burt and Woolwine pulled up to the Maddox Street address as the remaining marshal was talking with neighbors. The marshal was able to take Woolwine into custody but Burt eluded capture. The Gulf County Sheriffs Of ce and Port St. Joe Police Department deployed of cers and the Gulf Correctional Institution K-9 unit was called in as local authorities established a perimeter around wooded acreage in Oak Grove. The Bay County Sheriffs Of ce sent its helicopter for yovers of the area. Port St. Joe High School was temporarily on lock down as the search unfolded. The search was hindered, Nugent said, because the U.S. Marshals use a different radio frequency than the GCSO and therefore there was a delay in bringing out deputies, K-9 units and tracking dogs. Nugent said it is likely Burt reached a concrete roadway, which muddles scents for tracking dogs, before the perimeter was established and that allowed Burt to escape in a fashion and toward a destination that remained unknown at press time. Burt is described as being 5-foot-10 inches tall and has brown hair, dark eyes and was last seen wearing a blue shirt and khaki pants. Nugent said it is believed he is no longer in the area. Anyone with any information is asked to contact the GCSO at 227-1115. SPECIAL TO THE STAR John Douglas Burt is shown in this photo. He is wanted by the U.S. Marshals Service for 12 counts of burglary in North Carolina. Federal fugitive eludes authorities in Oak Grove

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Opinion 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 Growing up, I had two or three shows that I had to watch. There was Batman, Gilligans Island and The Andy Grifth Show. All the Batman movies of about 20 years didnt come close to Adam West and the Batman series of the 60s. I still nd it on television and the Booms and Kapows still crank my tractor. Gilligans Island was a little different, it was silly and it was funny when I was young. Now, I just ponder the Mary Ann/Ginger question with friends at work. I have always thought Mary Ann was a lot more attractive than Ginger. Its not something I would spend 30 minutes watching anymore, even to see Mary Ann. The Andy Grifth Show on the other hand is something I can sit and watch anytime. Although I have every episode digitally recorded (thanks to a friend), I will still sit and watch it when it comes on television. It can be silly, but there is just so much good there in my opinion. I have favorite episodes and characters. I know them all. Ive read all the books about the shows, and I know the lines. Being from the South, I understand. I know there are good folks everywhere, but growing up in the South; Im more experienced with my people. Speaking of folks from my home state of Alabama, The Andy Grifth Show had two that were my favorites. Jim Nabors or Gomer was from Sylacauga, Alabama and George Lindsey or Goober grew up in Jasper, Alabama. Folks from Alabama often are stereotyped and Gomer and his cousin Goober were not portrayed as the brightest bulbs in the box on The Andy Grifth Show. Perhaps it was because they were cast as being from North Carolina. You know Im kidding. Although they acted quite stupid on the show, both still had admirable small town qualities to offer Mayberry. When one hears the names Gomer and Goober, you get a picture in your head. Perhaps its not fair, but you do get a picture of the two characters from Andy Grifths show. When I call my son or someone a Goober, Im not calling them a peanut (as in goober peas). It is usually because they have done something not so smart. George Lindsey/Goober passed away recently and I thought Id look into his accomplishments. I knew a lot about him, but I thought Id do a little research and see if there were some things I didnt know. There were. George Lindsey grew up poor, as noted in Jasper, Alabama. In his early teen years, George decided he might like to be an actor. To no surprise, he held down the title of Funniest Boy throughout high school. I never knew Goober was a football hero. He was. George Lindsey attended Florence State Teachers College, now known as the University of North Alabama, on a football scholarship. While quarterbacking the football team, he had the opportunity to participate in theater productions in college. As a matter of fact, the new theater at the University of North Alabama is called the George Lindsey Theatre, in his honor. After college, Goober joined the Air Force and was stationed in Orlando. He was active in the local theater there and started doing stand-up comedy. He was discharged in 1956 and came home to Alabama where he spent a year teaching and coaching basketball at Hazel Green High School. Coach Goober? One year of teaching was all he could handle. It is tough. Actually, Mr. Lindsey used the GI Bill to go to an acting school in New York City. That was a pretty good use of the GI Bill in my opinion. We all know how it turned out. What can I say? You can call me Goober anytime. I think it would be an honor. You can nd more stories at www. CranksMyTractor.com. You can call me a goober CRANKS MY TRACTOR BN Heard On Mothers Day, children of all ages thank their moms for the many sacrices made during their childhoods and well beyond, considering how many adult children still hit up their moms for a loan or free babysitting. Unfortunately for many mothers, sacricing extends well beyond sleepless nights and boring recitals. Women frequently leave the workforce during prime earning years to care for families. Consequently, they often fall behind on pay increases and promotions, so their retirement accounts and Social Security benets usually are much smaller than mens. Plus, women live an average ve years longer than men so their already smaller income must stretch even further. Im not trying to bring everyone down, but rather to suggest your best Mothers Day gift this year might be to initiate a frank discussion about your moms personal nances and how she can better prepare for the future. Here are a few topics you might discuss: Put retirement savings rst. You can always borrow money to pay for college or a house, but you cant get a loan to pay for retirement. If shes still working, make sure your mom is enrolled in a 401(k) plan or an IRA and saving as much as possible. Social Security benets. Even if your mother didnt pay into Social Security through work, she will be eligible to collect benets as long as her spouse did. And, if she qualies under her own work record as well as your dads, shell generally receive the higher benet amount of the two. The longer your mom waits to draw Social Security, the larger her monthly benet will grow. Social Security full retirement age is 65 for those born before 1938 and increases gradually to 67 if born after 1959. If she meets eligibility requirements, your mom can begin drawing reduced benets beginning at 62; however, doing so will cut her benet amount by up to 30 percent. However, by postponing benets until after full retirement age, her benet will increase up to 8 percent per year, up to age 70. Also keep in mind: Widows can tap Social Security benets as early as age 60 (50, if disabled). And spousal benets are available if shes divorced, provided the marriage lasted at least 10 years, she remains unmarried and is at least 62. Although many states dont tax Social Security benets, the federal government counts them as taxable income. So, depending on your moms overall retirement income, she could owe federal tax on a portion of her benet. IRS Publication 915 has full details. If your mom begins drawing benets while still working, they could be signicantly reduced depending on her income. Read How Work Affects Your Benets at www.ssa.gov for details. (Note: The reductions arent truly lost since benets will be recalculated upward at full retirement age.) Social Security has a great website for women with information on retirement, disability and other issues in English and Spanish (www.ssa.gov/women). You can help your mom estimate her retirement needs by using their Retirement Estimator, which enters her earnings information to estimate projected Social Security benets under different scenarios, including retirement age and future earnings projections (www.ssa.gov/estimator). Discussing nances isnt as much fun as a picnic in the park, but your mom will appreciate your looking out for her nancial future. Jason Alderman directs Visas nancial education programs. To Follow Jason Alderman on Twitter: www.twitter.com/PracticalMoney. Leon needed more of her attention Lets discuss moms nancial future JASON ALDERMAN I dont think they had Mothers Day when I was a boy. I dont ever remember any owers or chocolates. I cant recall any special accolades or ceremonies featuring Mom. If Brother Hatcher ever paused on the road to Jericho or beside the still waters to have all the mothers stand, I cant bring that to remembrance this morning. I dont remember any hand claps or pats on the back either. We didnt have money for owers and if there was ever a piece of chocolate, she cut it exactly into three equal parts for me, Leon and David Mark. In all her life, our Mother never took a victory lap. She was way too busy. I dont know what time she woke up. But it was always before the rest of us. Id stumble down that hall rubbing the sleep out of my eyes to the smell of bacon and biscuits. Shed meet us with a smile and a good morning hug. She was the most cheerful morning person I ever saw. While we nished breakfast shed be mashing up peanut butter and bananas for our school lunches and imploring us to seize every opportunity this glorious day was going to offer up. Some mornings shed walk us half way to the elementary building. Leon nally had to put his foot down. It was a little embarrassing to be in the eighth grade and still have your mother trailing you to school! Shed be working on supper by the time we came home in the afternoon. It seems like she was always in the kitchen. I can see her now as plain as day, her hands white with dough, that old faded apron, shed be stirring something on the stove and singing, Oh, if I could I surely would, Stand on that rock where Moses stood. Course, she ceased and desisted from about everything when we hit the door. She wanted to know how our day went. Did we learn something new? Did we get our spelling words right? Did we get picked to read out loud? Did me or David hear any bad reports on Leon? She always had time..and she always had questions. Youd a thought shed just been waiting for us to get home. I cant for the life of me today ever remember Mom asking one thing for herself. She could kiss a cut and make it feel better. She could tell if you had a fever just by putting her hand on your forehead. Shed warm up those eardrops so they wouldnt be such a shock to your system. Shed check to see if you had washed behind your ears. She could read Sherlock Holmes or Tarzan of the Jungle with such excitement in her voice to make each come alive. Mom could be really, really smart. And sometimes she could lean a little to the dumb side. You know what I mean? If you lost the baseball game, she didnt act like it was just an unimportant little league game, but she might mention what a good running catch you made in the third inning. And she would remind us that we had to get ready for next Thursdays game against the VFW; and how well we always played against them. But she wasnt always that smart! If you could nish off right quick your piece of that unbelievable Lemon Ice Box pie she would make and kinda mumble that you were still hungry, shed give you her slice every time. Im telling you, you could get it from her just that easy! She musta fell for that trick a thousand times in a row. I never saw anybody in my life that put everybody ahead of herself like our Mother did. Her three children were so different. And David and I always kidded her that she liked Leon the best. But we never doubted in our hearts. Mom had that uncanny instinct to be right there for the one that needed her the most at the moment. And with no formal training, she seemed to know what worked for Leon, what she had to do for David and I can honestly say, she never missed with me either. She could laugh or cry and had that gentle touch. But she loved us enough to lay a chilling word if the occasion demanded and I could give you plenty of stories where she didnt spare the rod! Mom grew with us. When one of my ninth grade girlfriends traded me in for Bobby Brewer or Ricky Hale, she would tussle my hair and joke about all the fish in the sea. When, right after graduation, Mary Hadley Hayden told me she was moving on to greener pastures, Mom didnt touch my hair. She didnt make light of anything. She didnt even bring up Gods plan for me. She sat silently beside my bed and cried all night for a son that had a hurt that she could not fix. In her later years I got to calling Mom on Sunday mornings right at eight oclock to report on her grandchildren or ask for some advice. Guess how many times the phone rang before she picked up? Youd a thought she was just waiting for me. Real mothers dont ever quit. I wish I could call her today. I would love to wish her a happy Mothers Day. I could kick myself for not sending more flowers and candy. I would love to tell her how much she shaped and molded and continues to touch our lives ... But I dont think that is necessary. I bet you Mom figured all that out back when she was mixing up those peanut butter and banana sandwiches for three little boys that not only depended on her, but were also smart enough to figure out this Mothers Day thing way before Hallmark and FTD got involved. Respectfully, Kes HUNKER DOWN Kesley ColbertHumane Society thank you Dear Editor: The St. Joseph Bay Humane Society would like to thank VFW Post Commander Dan McDonough and the members of VFW Post 10069 for their recent generous donation and for their continued support to help provide medical care and shelter for rescued animals from the Gulf County area. Judy Miick St. Joseph Bay Humane Society Special to The Star During scorching Sunshine State summers, many residents beat the heat by taking to the water. Frugal Floridians will be happy to know you can enjoy your pool without sinking under a high electric bill. Following these tips can lead to a refreshingly lower electric bill: Purchase a new pump: New energy requirements for pool pumps save money! National and state regulations require new pool pumps be two-speed or variable-speed. These pumps can reduce the amount of energy used to run your pump by 75 to 90 percent. Reduce pump cycles. Limit pool cycles to four to six hours each day in the summer and three hours per day in the winter. Perform routine maintenance. Maintain your pool pump and lter. Keep drains free of debris to prevent an overworked pump from straining your electric bill. Adjust the temperature. For optimal savings, maintain a pool temperature of 78 degrees. Even a small adjustment, from 80 to 78 degrees, could save you more than $350 a year in electric costs. Insulate. Use a pool cover to help reduce heat loss caused by evaporation and limit debris in the pool. LETTER TO THE EDITOR Make a splash with your energy-efcient pool or spa Thursday, May 10, 2012A4 | The Star

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Local The Star| A5 Thursday, May 10, 2012 budget to be determined in the next weeks or month. This is a start and a great start, said Port Authority board member Leonard Costin. Well build on this. Gonzalez said the goal of the marketing strategy was simple, if also multi-layered Getting the world to pay attention, this is Port St. Joe. This is a broad brush, we are here. He added the plan must be targeted and proactive, a huge reason the agreement was passed back and forth between parties to allow all to comment and provide input and approval. He said success would be easy to gauge. Success is bringing jobs to Gulf County, Gonzalez said. Our only goal is to bring jobs to the community. Goodwill is ne, but goodwill fails over time if we are not successful. Before signatures were af xed to paper, however, there was some debate about the level of the newfound goodwill between the Port Authority and St. Joe, which arrived after nearly a decade of the two sides being at loggerheads concerning developing the port. Port St. Joe resident John Comer noted issues in the past with the company, including a less-thanrobust bottom line in recent years and wondered if the company could deliver on what it was offering. He said while the company was talking a good game, the company hasnt had one in a number of years. He cautioned the Port Authority members, urging them to look at the company and agreement carefully before entering into it. Board members, as well as Barry Sellers, executive director of the Gulf County Chamber of Commerce, however, were quick to counter that argument. This is a new day, a new CEO and a new board (at St. Joe), Sellers said. You have to have a diversi ed economy. I look forward to working with the Port Authority and St. Joe. This is the best opportunity Ive seen in economic development in 20 years. I think we are talking about 700 jobs in seven years, guaranteed. I really do. The port is going to be 90 percent of what we do at the chamber (with economic development). Gonzalez tried to temper expectations, noting that the marketing agreement was an initial step in what the company planned as a multi-year effort. We think three years is a realistic time frame, Gonzalez said. Six months is not realistic. If it takes more than three years I think it is time for re ection. Port Authority member Patrick Jones said that in the meantime there would be opportunities to establish the Port of Port St. Joe as a port of call in the next year through the barge terminal and other options, bringing the port intermittent revenue as development of the port moves forward. One such option, a niche cruise line, will have two dockings in Port St. Joe later this year. Port Authority member Eugene Raf eld, noting the long history of St. Joe and the community, one which often was mutually bene cial an example Raf eld offered was the digging of the Gulf County Canal which helped facilitate the growth of Raf eld Fisheries and Woods Fisheries said the timing of the marketing agreement was appropriate. The timing of marketing the port could not be better, Raf eld said, adding that the port will only grow in partnership with St. Joe as the company has the land to provide deepwater access. You cant market something you dont own. I respect St. Joe for coming to the table the last two years and working with us on developing the port. Time will tell if we are successful or not. 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Lunch 11am 3pm EDT, Dinner 5pm 10pm EDT Reservations Suggested 850-227-7900 See you at the Sunset! 602 Highway 98, Port St. Joe, FL 850.227.7900 Happy Mothers Day Sunset Coastal Grill would like to help you give Mom the greatest treat of all, some of your time, the best view and tastiest food in Port St. Joe and an easy moment to say... ank You for Being the Best Mom! I am excited to announce my candidacy for Gulf County Property Appraiser, Burke said. Now is a great time for fresh eyes and a willingness to work hard to make sure property values are where they need to be. We have seen a consistent decline in values over the past several years and I will ensure that all property owners are treated fairly regarding their assessments both real and tangible. One of my top priorities is to make sure all are being treated fairly with their assessments. My door will be open to all citizens and my promise is to serve the people of Gulf County with outstanding customer service. I look forward to listening to your concerns and serving the people of Gulf County. I love this county and I want to make sure we are all working together, every political of ce, to move in the right direction for the future, with honesty, integrity and accountability. Mitch earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business economics in 1989 from Florida A&M University, has studied international trade studies, and has held a Florida Real Estate License for almost 20 years. He worked for nearly 10 years managing the land assets for the largest landowner in Gulf County, where he was responsible for lands in Gulf as well as in the surrounding counties of Franklin and Calhoun. He left his position in 2010 when the local of ce was closed and the building demolished. Burke adds, I understand the values of these large land holdings better than most. I want to ensure that large corporate land holdings in our County are being assessed consistently, and that the individual property owners in Gulf County are not having to pay more to compensate for under assessed values on these holdings. Mitch also has more than 10 years of government experience working in the public sector in the Seminole County Property Appraisers Of ce and the Land Acquisition Ofce, as well as the Department of Business and Professional Regulation. He has also served as Transportation Director for Gulf County Association for Retarded Citizens and Gulf Public Transportation, as well as program director for the Norris D. Langston Youth Foundation. In addition, Mitch has taken numerous courses speci c to land valuation throughout his career which will provide valuable knowledge for the Of ce of Property Appraiser, including Appraisal of Land, Appraisal of Partial Acquisition, Principles of Real Estate Law, Real Estate Acquisition, Real Estate Negotiations, Principles of Real Estate Engineering and Appraisal, Income Approach to Property Valuation, Foundation of Real Property, Bargaining Negotiations, and Assessment Administration. On a local level, Mitch has been actively involved in numerous boards for the City of Port St. Joe as well as in the community. He is currently serving on the City of Port St. Joe Planning & Development Review Board. He has served on the Gulf County Parks & Recreation Board, City of Port St. Joe Dixie Youth Baseball (past president for four years), Kiwanis Club of Port St. Joe (past president), Port St. Joe High School Advisory Committee (past chairman) and First Baptist Church of Port St. Joe (Finance Committee). Mitch is married to Sabrina Burke, who owns and operates Burke & Co. Real Estate Group in Port St. Joe. He has four children, Austin (21) who graduated from Port St. Joe High School in 2009 and attends Troy State University; Andrew (17) who graduates this year from Port St. Joe High School and will be attending Gulf Coast Community College; Coy (14) who is a freshman at Port St. Joe High School; and Emma Grace (7) who is in the First Grade at Faith Christian School. Rogers has been a member of the White City Volunteer Fire Department for 24 years and has served as chief for the past 10. Most everyone in the community has had the opportunity to taste Rogerss cooking, since he has cooked for most local civic and charitable organizations during the past 20 years. Rogers is committed to county-wide voting and also to term limits on the county commission. Rogers is a scal conservative and will pledge to be a good steward of public tax dollars. He believes that we need to return civility to our county government. All of our county and city agencies need to work together for the bene t of Gulf County citizens. Rogers said he wants to cut the government Red Tape and unnecessary, excessive regulation. He believes that we need to get the government of the back of small business so they can create jobs for our community. Rogers said he believes in a common sense approach to government and pledges to be responsive to the citizens and not the special interests. He further states that he will be accessible and return constituent phone calls and always conduct county business in the open. ROGERS from page A1 PORT from page A1 BURKE from page A1

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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 Wetsuit, check. Air tank, check. Mask, check. Area divers soon will be adding passport to their equipment checklists as they dive the new Panhandle Shipwreck Trail, set to launch in late May. Through the development of the trail, divers will be able to track their underwater journeys in Northwest Florida by passport in an effort by the Florida Division of Historical Resources to bring divers to the Panhandle again and again. It will feature 12 shipwrecks, starting in Pensacola and ending with the wreck of the Vamar in Port St. Joe. Lindsay Smith, an underwater archaeologist with the Florida Bureau of Archaeological Research, is part of a small team developing the trail through a grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The shipwrecks are amazing, theres just a wonderful variety (in the Panhandle), said Smith, who noted it was dif cult to pinpoint only 12 wrecks. Theyre all very close together and theres just so many to choose from. There are tons of wrecks in the Panhandle, and were only highlighting 12 of them. Smith said the ultimate goal in the development of the trail is to help boost the dive economy throughout the region. The Panhandle has a very strong diving community, Smith said. As far as SCUBA shops, theres probably about 20. The idea for the Panhandle Shipwreck Trail came from State Underwater Archaeologist Roger Smith. He thought it would be a great thing for the Panhandle because tourism kind of lagged after the oil spill, Smith said. Were really hoping to get some return tourism and invigorate the local dive communities. Smith and the team of underwater archaeologists also are developing a website, which will be complete with underwater photography and video footage of the Panhandle wrecks featured and links to the dive shops on each leg of the trail. Because of the enthusiastic response the team has received for the Shipwreck Trail, the team assembled some 25 to 30 hours of underwater video footage for all of the Trail candidates, as well as historic photographs. The site will feature 13 short videos, the first introducing the trail and passport and one highlighting each wreck. The passports are in the final stages of development, and Smith said they are hoping to distribute the passports to area dive shops and launch the new website before Memorial Day at the end of this month. The passport will serve as a marketing tool, dive log and souvenir and will hopefully encourage return visitation to the Panhandle area, said Smith. Divers will log visibility, water temperature and weather conditions, pressure and dive time, and record their dive buddy and charter boat from each dive. Dive shops and charter boats will have the opportunity to offer the passport to divers for a small registration fee to participate in the trail, with a registration form to provide information about each passport holder. The shops and boats will each carry an official stamp to verify each dive completed on the trail to be paired with the signature of the captain on the passport. Before the project came to fruition, Smith said the group of underwater archaeologists first needed to speak with area dive shop owners in order to see what type of project would be most beneficial. After the NOAA grant was received, we decided to go into the different communities and gauge interest, Smith said. We went and talked to local dive shop owners about what their customers look for in dive trips. Smith said the response from local shop owners about the development of a shipwreck trail was phenomenal. The team collected 22 shipwreck nominations from the owners and narrowed it down to 12, making sure there were dives for every skill level. The Florida Keys has a similar Wreck Trek, but Smith said the Panhandle Shipwreck Trail will operate a bit differently. They have a much larger number of dive shops, Smith said about the Keys. The visibility (in the Panhandle) isnt the same as the Keys, but the wrecks are close enough to shore to still allow for great underwater visibility. Were looking at it a little bit differently, because we want to track how the sites are being used and who is diving them. Smith said the team plans on utilizing social networking sites like Facebook to allow divers to share their experiences and get in touch with other people who dive the trail. The website will also play an integral part in the development and promotion of the trail. The Panhandle Shipwreck Trail will feature five Pensacola wrecks: USS Oriskany, San Pablo (Russian Freighter), Pete Tide II, YDT 14 and 15 (Navy tenders), and Three Barges; five off the coast of Panama City: Black Bart, USS Strength, FAMI Twin Tugs, USS Accokeek and USS Cheppewa; the Miss Louise in Destin; and Port St. Joes wreck of the Vamar will serve as the easternmost stop on the dive trail. The Vamar is one of Floridas 11 designated underwater archaeological preserves. The ship wrecked under mysterious circumstances in World War II-era Port St. Joe in 1942, and now rests on the ocean floor near the tip of St. Joseph Peninsula. Resting in only 25 feet of water, the Vamar is often considered one of the best shallow water dives on the Emerald Coast. As noted by the Bureau of Archaeological Research, divers can explore the ships steam engine, bilge keels and rudder quadrant and investigate the mystery of the wreck. A plaque will soon be sunk as the last step in designating the wreck of the Vamar as a state underwater preserve. The wreck was dedicated an underwater preserve back in 2004. I think the Shipwreck Trail kind of renewed the interest in getting that plaque down there, Smith said. In order for a wreck to become an underwater preserve, Smith said, it must be nominated by a local group interested in recognizing the site. It comes from a community level, where the people come together and want to recognize a specific site, Smith said. Its all done with public support and volunteer work. Shipwreck trail aims to lure divers to the Panhandle Thursday, May 10, 2012 Page 6 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 Freshwater King sh and Spanish Mackerel can be found on the buoys out of Mexico Beach right now. Large amounts of herring and hard tails are in this area, so watch for the birds and you should nd sh. Vermillion snapper and large amber jacks are being caught on the bridge rubble sights and around the 18-mile bridge as well. Inshore Offshore Good amounts of slot sized red sh are hanging around near Towns Beach and close to the Presnells channels. Nice sized trout can be found this week around the deeper holes and channels south of Blacks Island. Live shrimp under a pooping cork should prove deadly for these sh! Lake Wimico has produced a lot of bass lately and that should hold out again this week. Most anglers are using spinner baits and topwater baits at rst light. Depot creek has had great reports of bream and cat sh this week. SPONSORED BY Photos by BOB AND CAROL COX | Special to The Star Lookdown Jacks and round scad converge at the Vamar site, where marine life is plentiful. Right, spotted scorpion sh seek safety by camou aging themselves in the reef growth around the wreck of the Vamar. Third down, Lookdown Jacks swim around the Vamar structure. Fourth down, a colony of blenny hides in the reef growth. A loggerhead turtle rests at the oceans oor near the wreck of the Vamar.

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By JASON SHOOT 747-5069|@pcnhjasonshoot jshoot@pcnh.com CLERMONT A win literally slipped through Port St. Joes hands Monday. PSJs ve errors proved costly in the Class 1A state semi nals, and Jay advanced to the state title game with a 7-5 win over the Tiger Sharks at the National Training Center Softball Complex. Port St. Joe, playing in its rst state semi nal since 2009, ended its season 24-6. Jay improved to 21-3. The game was tied at 5all until the bottom of the sixth. Olivia Wright led off the Royals half of the inning with a single and advanced to second on Ashlyn Gecks sacri ce bunt. After Tessa Hendricks walked, a elding error allowed both runners to score and break the tie. There were runners on rst and second with one out, said Port St. Joe coach Jim Belin. Theres a pop-up to second, so its an in eld y. The batters already out. I dont know if she closed her glove rst or what, but it hit the glove and caromed out to right eld and scored the runners from rst and second. Belin said the ve errors were very uncharacteristic of his ball club. Defense is one of our strong points, he said. Some of this was lots of nerves, not playing in (the state semi nals) before. Were fairly young. Its funny how when you get one (error), it starts to grow and grow and grow. PSJ tried to rally in the top of the seventh, but Jay pitcher Sydney Lowery kept a runner stranded at third when she induced a gameending yout from PSJs Katie Gardner. The Tiger Sharks got off to a quick start with three runs in the top of the rst inning. Shannon Pridgeon doubled to left-center to drive in Gardner and courtesy runner Kristen Thomas for a 2-0 lead. Brittany King knocked in Pridgeon with a run-scoring single for a three-run advantage. (Pridgeon) has been big for us all year, Belin said. She plays third base, and shes been a good stick for us hitting in the 5 hole. Overall shes been very consistent for us and today was like no other. Shes been hitting the ball real good. She had one or two doubles, and she got it going for us. Jay answered with Hendricks solo home run in the bottom half of the inning to trim the de cit, however, and then seized a 5-3 lead with four more runs in the second. The Tiger Sharks committed three errors and had a passed ball in the second. Olivia Wright had an RBI double during the second-inning outburst, and Geck and Hendricks each contributed with an RBI single. PSJ evened the score at 5-5 in the third. Gardner reached on an error, and Pridgeon again came through with an RBI double to pull the Tiger Sharks within 5-4. King then followed with an RBI single to tie the game. Pridgeon nished the game 2 for 3 with two RBIs and two runs scored. King was 2 for 3 with two RBIs for the Tiger Sharks, who had eight hits total. Wright, Geck, Hendricks and Camille Driver had two hits apiece to power Jay, which rapped out 10 hits. PSJ pitcher MaKayla Ramsey allowed 10 hits and seven runs one earned in six innings. She struck out three and walked two. Lowery scattered eight hits over seven innings and four of the ve runs she allowed were earned. She struck out two and didnt walk a batter. We got a lot out of these kids, Belin said. We came through a tough district with Liberty County. We came back (against) South Walton to get us to the district nals. It was very uncharacteristic of us to play that kind of defense. Weve had lots of games where we have zero and maybe one occasionally. We had a total of ve, and I really think it was nerves. Weve got a couple seniors, but were very young. They just happened at a rough time. 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A ny person who decides to appeal any decision made by the S pecial M aster with respect to any matter considered at said hearing will need a record of the proceedings, and for such purpose may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. T he C ode E nforcement S pecial M aster of the C ity of Port S t. Joe, F lorida will not provide a verbatim record of this meeting. I N ACCORDA N CE WITH THE AMERICA N S WITH DISABILITIES ACT persons needing special accommodations to participate in the proceedings should contact Charlotte Pierce, City Clerk, City of Port St. Joe, at City Hall, Telephone No. 850/229-8261. PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA SP O RTS www.starfl.com Thursday, May 10, 2012 A Page 7 Section By TIM CROFT 227-7827 | @PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com Gulf County Schools are intent on making an IMPACT on the rise of concussion-related injury in prep sports. Last week, football players at Port St. Joe and Wewahitchka Junior/Senior High Schools undertook baseline brain function testing as schools and the state point an increasingly critical eye at head injuries in athletics. The football athletes only those participating in spring football were tested, other sports and football players will follow this summer and into fall were tested under a system known as IMPACT, or Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Test to provide baseline measurements of essential cognitive function. The pre-season tests provide the before, if you will, should a player sustain a head injury requiring diagnosis and treatment during the season. The test is not pass or fail. Athletes are posed a series of problems over a 20-minute session, such as counting shapes by number backwards or recognition of certain shapes and colors within a speci ed time. If the athlete sustains a head injury during the season, his or her response to the same problems after the injury will help determine the extent and seriousness of the injury and treatment protocols. As explained by Rick Williams with Tallahassee Orthopedic Clinic, which administered the test throughout the Panhandle, it is no longer a world of bringing the athlete to the sideline and asking them how many ngers the trainer or coach is holding up. This will provide a baseline, a medical record that can be accessed so you can make a good decision on whether somebody can play or not play, Williams said. This is not sideline stuff. This helps us direct treatment. This is important not just for the fact it is being done, but what Gulf County is doing to ensure the safety of each and every athlete. The IMPACT system was developed at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. It is, according to its website, the rst and most widely-used diagnostic test of its kind, as well as the most scienti cally-validated. More than half of National Football League teams use it and it is employed by all teams in Major League Baseball and the National Hockey League as well as USA Soccer. A counterintuitive statistic is that womens soccer, by ratio of injuries to athletes, is second among team sports behind football in the prevalence of concussions. A host of colleges, prep schools and high school districts around the country also use the IMPACT system. The data base that has been assembled in turn, Williams noted, is so wide that preliminary baseline testing can help diagnose problems before an athletes steps on a gridiron or hard court. In one such instance, an undiagnosed brain aneurysm was discovered through the IMPACT pre-test. Florida lawmakers this spring mandated that the Florida High School Athletics Association or similar sanctioning body implement new guidelines pertaining to head injuries in prep sports. The new law instructs that all athletes must be pulled from competition upon receiving a head injury that causes a variety of symptoms for instance, confusion, memory loss or loss of balance or consciousness. That athlete is prohibited from practice or games until medically cleared and also requires that parents be provided, read and sign a consent form that explains the risk of head injury and what the schools are doing to address them. The Panhandle Area Education Consortium (PAEC) took the effort to another level in its 11-county area, earmarking funds to underwrite the costs of the testing. TOC had been using the IMPACT system on athletes from the Tallahassee area for several years prior to the passage of the legislative bill, seeing it as part of the groups mission of providing athletic trainer services to high schools across the region. PAEC asked TOC if the group would conduct the tests throughout the PAEC region and TOC was able to secure a discounted deal for the entire panhandle area. PAEC is to be commended and the superintendents of all the school districts that make up its board are to be commended for saying We need to get this done. It is a great initiative, Williams said. Awareness of the risk of concussions has been raised by a raft of high-pro le injuries and the deaths of former NFL players Dave Duerson, Ray Easterling and, just last week, future Hall of Famer Junior Seau. Some 1,500 former NFL players are suing the league alleging it knew about risks of brain injury for years and did nothing. As Williams noted, seven of every 10 concussions is the result not of a blow to the head, but of an injury to the brain bouncing inside against the walls of the skull, such as when the neck is twisted at high speed or the head accelerates and decelerates quickly. Therefore, a cheerleader tossed high into the air and then caught in a cradle by cheerleaders standing on the ground faces risk of concussion just as a helmeted football player rushing headlong toward an opponent. The NFL has nally gured this out, Williams said. In short, what happens is that the axons linking synapses in the brain become stretched by injury, losing potassium, which acts as something like motor oil for the engine of the brain, serving as a conductor of impulses between the millions of synapses in the brain. When stretched and absent potassium, those axons become calci ed, becoming resistors rather than conductors of normal brain function. Brain function in that area has been stopped because the axons block the impulse instead of allowing it to pass through, Williams said. A7 Concussions1 Spring football participants at Port St. Joe High School take the IMPACT test to determine baseline cognitive brain function. If a player sustains a head injury, that baseline can be used to assess the extent of the injury and treatment options. Addressing concussions before they happen Port St. Joe falls short in state semi nals

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Local A8 | The Star Thursday, May 10, 2012 A verbal extension was granted through the coalition of seven Florida counties affected by the BP oil spill in 2010, but TDC chairman David Warriner said he was unsure if the extension had been made of cial. The marketing committee discussed using the remainder of the BP funds on new projects with Kerigan Marketing. The board suggested possibly launching a new, mini-campaign with the remainder of the money. We need to make sure were not missing out, Warriner said. Theres a lot of concern with us being idle. Butler reported the search for a new marketing rm and assistant director will be put on hold until an executive director is hired. An interview was conducted with one candidate via Skype after the meeting, but Butler said even if a director is hired soon it might be six weeks before they can begin work. Right now (Kerigan is) the only one on board to carry out this marketing product that hes created, Warriner said. We need to do something. Even with an extension, the BP money must be spent by June 21, leaving no time for a bidding process. The marketing committee decided the best route would be to bring the issue before the Board of County Commissioners and ask for permission to spend the money with Kerigan Marketing on an emergency basis. A special TDC meeting was scheduled for Monday, May 7, but not enough board members showed up to meet requirements for a quorum. The board was to vote on whether or not to bring the need for an emergency expenditure to the BOCC, where the TDC stands with Kerigan Marketing and also on the status of a series of event planning MOUs with independent contractor Statecraft. Issues surrounding the TDCs contracts with Amber Davis and her company, Statecraft, were discussed at both committee meetings. Four of the seven events outlined in separate MOUs were canceled because of last-minute planning issues. Davis has already collected portions of the planning fees, as each MOU requires half of the contracting fee to be paid up front, with the other half paid after the event is completed. The dates for two of the events, a tagged red sh and trout tournament and a sandcastle building contest, were advertised and later cancelled. Although the marketing committee was in support of continuing to contract with KMA, they expressed disapproval with the performance by Statecraft. (Kerigans) meeting was basically an accounting meeting, Warriner said. There was almost no doubt the product was delivered. (With Statecraft,) there are some things that the TDC paid for that havent been delivered. (Butler) cancelled some of them because they werent being performed as promised. The marketing committee voted unanimously in favor of cancelling all MOUs with Statecraft due to non-performance. The recommendation of the marketing committee to sever ties with Statecraft will go before the full TDC at the next meeting. Theres been absolutely non-performance, said board member Tony Whiteld. There are outstanding issues we need to get (county attorney Jeremy Novak) on. As a board, we cant let people take money with no recourse. Warriner said the TDC owns the events, and needs to receive a work product from Statecraft on the events that were cancelled. We need to give (Davis) the bene t of the doubt, Warriner said. We need to let her come in and show what shes done. The budget committee expressed similar feelings regarding the Statecraft events. The mistake that was made was not going out for proposals for an event planner, said budget committee member and Port St. Joe Mayor Mel Magidson. We single-sourced it and thats where we got in trouble. Magidson voted against each Statecraft MOU when they were brought before the board last October. County Commissioner Warren Yeager, who sits on the TDC board and budget committee said, When that BP money came owing, there were a lot of Is that were not dotted and Ts that were not crossed. Finance Clerk Carla Hand reported Davis did submit more materials from the St. Paddys Day by the Bay event, held on March 17, including leftover Visa gift cards, gift certi cates, promotional items and signed af davits from prize winners for the Best Butts on the Bay barbeque cook-off held at the Haughty Heron. Davis turned the items in to the Clerk of Courts on May 1, almost two months after the event took place. As only two teams participated in the cook-off, $600 in Visa gift cards were awarded to Frankie Williams, $350 to David Rich and the remaining $250 were returned to the clerk. In returning the materials, Davis also submitted a letter stating there was a lack of direction due to the ever-changing climate at the TDC and employee/ director inconsistencies. Davis wrote: When St. Paddys Day funds were turned into the Clerk of Courts on March 19, 2012, I indicated that I would be returning all materials, remaining gift cards, afdavits, etc., accompanied by an event close out report to allow for full clarity. The Clerk of Courts did not indicate any information would be needed sooner. Although I have not received a request from the Clerk of Courts to turn in these materials by a certain date, I feel it is in the best interest of all parties to turn all items over the Gulf County Clerk of Courts so in that there are no outstanding questions as to status. Emails obtained through the clerks of ce show Davis was instructed to submit the af davits by March 19, no later than noon. Warriner said the next step in resolving the Statecraft issues is to sit down with Davis and have her present her work product. 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COMMUNITY www.starfl.com Thursday, May 10, 2012 B Page 1 Section Domestic Violence Task Force hosts Ladies Night Out By VALERIE GARMAN 229-7843 | @valeriegarman vgarman@star .com Oh yes, its ladies night. The Gulf County Domestic Violence Task Force invites the female population to attend a Ladies Night Out event to help raise awareness and give hope to domestic violence victims in the area. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. ET today at PoJos Art Gallery at 309 Reid Ave. in Port St. Joe. The event is free, and any woman is invited to attend and enjoy a relaxing evening lled with music, wonderful food, a silent auction, 50/50 drawing, guest speakers and more. Ladies Night Out event chairwoman Patricia Mamoran said the purpose of the evening is to help raise awareness of domestic violence in Gulf County and the services the Domestic Violence Task Force provides. The Gulf County Domestic Violence Task Force provides counseling, victim advocacy, emergency shelter, aid and information for victims of domestic violence, and also offers speakers to raise awareness among school classes, civic groups, church groups and service organizations. Mamorans hope is Ladies Night Out will help provide further funding to support awareness and education programs in Gulf County schools. We hope to raise enough money to help our victims, to add to our fund, Mamoran said. Wed also want to go into the schools and help to educate more victims. Mamoran said when victims arrive at the shelter they have often left everything they own behind. We want to be able to help victims when they need groceries, gas, and other necessities, Mamoran said. A lot of these women, when they leave they have nothing, only the clothes on their backs. Last years inaugural Ladies Night Out was a success with about 75 to 100 in attendance, a number Mamoran is hoping to double at tonights event. The event is one of two fundraisers the task force puts on during the year. It was really successful last year, Mamoran said. (Tonight) were hoping to ll it to the rafters. There is no end time to the event; its something Mamoran said will happen naturally. They dont want anyone to feel rushed and hope to just let the good times roll. Nashville singer and songwriter Jerry Arhelger will be playing live music into the night, and the silent auction will feature a variety of items donated from local vendors and merchants, with the big prize a large, at screen T.V. All attendees will also receive goodie bags lled with prizes and information. Mamoran said the community has been an integral part in putting the event together, with many generous donations made for the silent auction and in providing food and entertainment. Everyone weve asked has not turned us down, she said. And I have an awesome team of ladies helping me out. The mission of the Gulf County Domestic Violence Task Force is to provide safety and victim assistance along with prevention and public awareness. Mainly its just a good night for women to get out and just raise awareness for our cause, Mamoran said. All women are invited. For more information, call the task force at 229-2901 or Patricia Mamoran at 481-6917. For more information about the Gulf County Domestic Violence Task Force, visit www.gcdv.org. Kids Win Fishing tourney this weekend Star Staff Report The 10th annual Kids Win shing tournament hopes to get youngsters hooked on shing this weekend. The tournament will be Friday and Saturday at the Port St. Joe Marina. Kids ages 3-16 will test the waters with the hopes of reeling in a trophy-worthy catch. Registration will be open until 5 p.m. ET today, and the registration fee is $12. Kids must be registered by a parent or guardian in order to participate. The rst 350 to register will receive a shing rod, reel, tackle box, Kids Win Tshirt and goodie bag. The fun begins at 3 p.m. ET Friday and wraps up about 6:30 p.m. 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. Free kayak rentals this Saturday Star Staff Report This Saturday, Happy Hours Kayak & Bike Outpost and Scallop Cove BP will offer free kayak rentals to those who wish to participate in an effort to rid the bay of the trash that has accumulated in its shallow waters. The eighth annual St. Joseph Bay Cleanup and Kayak Festival will be from 9 a.m. to noon ET and will allow boaters to enjoy a beautiful morning on the bay while helping to preserve its 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. Star Staff Report The Gulf Coast Workforce Board soon will begin enrolling youth and young adults in the Port St. Joe Summer Youth Leadership Program. The program is free, but parents must register their children by applying at the Washington Gym. Registration dates are from 46 p.m. ET Thursday at the Washington Gym and 4-6 p.m. ET Tuesday at the Washington Gym. Operated by the Gulf Coast Workforce Board, the Port St. Joe Summer Youth Leadership program is a full-time leadership program for Gulf County youth that offers supervised playtime, nutritious meals, organized activities, and eld trips. The program will be held at the Washington Gym and in classroom buildings adjacent to the gym and is scheduled to start in June and run through Aug. 3. At rst glance, this program seems to be just fun and games, but this summertime program is designed to promote learning, healthy choices and positive leadership behaviors, said Kim Bodine, executive director for the Gulf Coast Workforce Board. Children aged 6-17 will rotate between several activities throughout the day and week. Program components will include: leadership virtues, arts and crafts, reading/academic and computer skills, gardening, nutrition, and sports/games. Young adults (aged 18-21) who are income eligible will be interviewed and placed in privateand publicsector businesses where they will complete eight-week internships. Interns will earn weekly stipends based upon their performance. Interns also will participate in a nancial literacy training component as well as working on academic remediation (if appropriate), Microsoft training and certi cation, and job search techniques development. The program will begin June 11, and the internship program begins June 4. The summer program ends Aug. 3. Hours of operation during that span will be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday. The Port St. Joe Summer Leadership Program is funded by a grant from the Port St. Joe Capacity Building Fund along with funding from the Gulf Coast Workforce Board, the United States Department of Agriculture, and the City of Port St. Joe. Other community partners involved with the program include the University of Florida Gulf County Extension of ce, the Christian Community Development Fund, the Washington Improvement Group, Gulf County Health Department, Sacred Heart, and the Auburn Youth ministries program. For more information on the Summer Youth program for children aged 6-17, call Johanna White at 850-227-8752. For more information on the Internship program, call Assane Beye at 850-227-8582. HOW TO APPLY Applications are available at the Washington Gym Complex, Room 105 from Assane Beye, or at the North Port St. Joe Community Resource Center located in the Washington Improvement Groups of ce at 401 Peters Street in Port St. Joe. Of ce hours at both locations are 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET (closed for lunch noon to 1 p.m.) on Monday through Friday. Space is limited and will be available on a rst come, rst served basis. Summer youth leadership program registration begins FROM SEED TO PLATE By VALERIE GARMAN 229-7843 | @valeriegarman vgarman@star .com Port St. Joe Elementary students plated what they once planted during a luncheon last week. What started out as immature seeds at the beginning of the school year grew into a fulledged feast for the fth-graders at PSJE, who enjoyed the fruits, and plenty of veggies, of their labor with a luncheon prepared with the products of an entire school years worth of planting, tilling, watering and harvesting. Through a youth gardening program provided by the University of Florida Institute for Agricultural Sciences (IFAS), students spend the school year maintaining a garden and producing fresh fruits and vegetables. The project works from seed to plate, said Roy Lee Carter, director of the Gulf County IFAS extension of ce. This program is kind of unique. Its probably the only one like it in Northwest Florida. They cultivate it, maintain it and harvest it. After the students enjoyed a meal of turnip greens, kale, collard greens, mustard greens, fresh green beans, potatoes and casseroles made from broccoli, onions, cauli ower and sweet potatoes, followed by strawberry shortcake for dessert, they scurried out to the garden to show off where all that food came from. The garden on the side of the school by the football eld See FISHING B6 See KAYAK B6 P hotos by VALERIE GARMAN | The Star At right, a fth-grade student uncovers a strawberry in the garden at Port St. Joe Elementary. Above, a student helps master gardener Sally Beyl harvest cabbage for the students to bring home for their families to enjoy. See PLATE B5

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OF THE WEEK PET St. Joseph Bay Humane Society MEET GRACE 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 dbutler@coastalcoverage.com Locally owned and operated Home Business Auto Health Workers Comp THURSDAY & FRIDAY NIGH T S PECIALS 6:00 8:30 HOURS : 236 R eid A ve (850) 229.7121 8 OZ RIBEYE SPECIAL O R 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 ** Society B2 | The Star Thursday, May 10, 2012 Rilan Russell Butler turned 6 on May 8, 2012. Rilan is the son of Rhett and Brittnie Butler of Port St. Joe. He is the grandson of Dit and Debbie Butler of St. Joe Beach, Sandy Watson of Howard Creek and Allen Parker of Jonesboro, Ga. Rilan celebrated his birthday with friends and family. Happy Birthday to our sweet big boy! We love you! RILAN BUTLER TURNS 6! NOLAN CABANISS IS 6! Nolan Cabaniss celebrated his special 6th birthday with a Pirate Birthday at the Pirate Ship at Frank Pate Park. Nolan celebrated with lots of special friends and family. Hunting for treasure and playing lots of fun games was enjoyed by all. Nolan is the son of Jeremy (Matt) and Deanna Cabaniss of Panama City Beach. Nolan is the grandson of Eddie Reese and June Davis of Port St. Joe and the great-grandson of Fred and Mary Lee Buskens and Amelia Davis. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas S. Gibson of Port St. Joe proudly announce the engagement of their daughter, Margaret Sandifer Gibson, to Michael Eugene Gegenheimer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Timothy J. Gegenheimer of New Orleans, La. Margaret is a 2003 graduate of Port St. Joe High School and received her Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Agnes Scott College. She is currently employed as a legal assistant at the Steeg Law Firm in New Orleans. Michael is a 2002 graduate of Edna Karr High School and is employed as a Captain on the Mississippi River by Crescent Towing Company. An October 2012 wedding is planned at The Wood Place Farm near Abbeville, Ala. All family and friends of the couple are invited to attend. No local invitations will be sent, but nal plans will be announced in this newspaper at a later date. GIBSON AND GEGENHEIMER TO WED SALZER AND KIRTON TO WED Rock Salzer of St. Petersburg, Fla,. and Karen Hicks of Port St. Joe wish to announce the engagement of their daughter, Anna Christine Salzer, to Perry Hampton Kirton, son of Ken Kirton of Neptune Beach, Fla. and Von Kirton of Jacksonville, Fla. The couple plans to wed Aug. 4, 2012 in Jacksonville Beach. Star Staff Report The GFWC Wewahitchka Womans Club, Inc., in partnership with the Wewahitchka VFW Chapter 8285, would like to extend an invitation to everyone to show their patriotism by sponsoring an American ag that will be own on the light poles on State Highway 71 in downtown Wewahitchka. The ags will be own for 10 days on Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Veterans Day. Flags will also be replaced when necessary due to wear and tear by the weather. Shown in the picture, from left to right, is Patty Fisher, project chairman; Bob Shipman, Tom Semmes, Joe Paul and Dianne Semmes. These ags can be purchased for $35, which will cover the cost of the 3x5 foot American-made American ag, a rod and brackets to hang it, and an engraved plaque. The sponsor will have the option of either placing their name or business on the plaque or it can be in memory of a military veteran or active duty member of the Armed Forces, or a loved one. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for this project please make your check out to GFWC Wewahitchka Womans Club, Inc., in the amount of $35. Please send your check to P.O. Box 94, GFWC Wewahitchka Womans Club Inc., Wewahitchka, FL 32465. Also, please include the name you want engraved on the plaque and whether it will be for sponsorship or In Memory of an individual. Our goal is the line the main street of Wewahitchka with a ag on each light pole. We would like to get the ags up for Memorial Day, May 28. If you have any questions you may call Patty Fisher at 639-9794. Please help us to honor all of our deserving military members. You may order as many ags as you like. Beauti cation program launches in Wewa SEEFELD AND BUFFINGTON TO WED Mary and Rick Seefeld and Monica and Mark Buf ngton are pleased to announce the engagement of their children, Rikki Seefeld and Austin Buf ngton. The couple will be married on Dec. 29 in Plantersville, Texas.

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The Star| B3 Thursday, May 10, 2012 PUBLIC NOTICE A Public Hearing will be held at the Planning and Development Review Board (PDRB) meeting on Monday, May 21, 2012 at 8:45 a.m. EST, and at the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) meeting on Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. EST. Both public hearings will be held in the BOCC Meet ing Room at the Robert M. Moore Administration Building, 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida. The public hearings will be to discuss and act on the following: The public is encouraged to attend and be heard on these matters. Information prior to the meeting can be viewed at the Planning Department at 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Room 312. 1. Variance Application William Consylman Parcel ID #06314-095R Located in Section 23, Township 9 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida -5 dune walkover to support handicap accessibility. 2. Variance Application Dennis R. Faust Parcel ID #06370-385R Located in Section 36, Township 8 South, Range 12 West, Gulf County, Florida Encroachment into side setbacks next to common property. 3. Variance Application Robert Dawkins Parcel ID #03180-235R Corrective action to an existing access ramp and dune walkover. 4. Staff Reports LDR Revisions including Sign and Flood Ordinance, Proposed Comprehensive Plan Amendments 5. Public and Open Discussion (2012-39) School News New greenery for Earth Day Star Staff Report Port St. Joe Elementary and Wewahitchka Elementary are a little bit greener with the addition of cleanair machines to their campuses. These arent just trees, theyre clean air machines remember that, said Halsey Beshears, president of the Florida Nursery Growers and Landscape Association, during a visit to PSJE recently. Beshears, pointing to a freshly planted crepe myrtle tree, said one small tree can give four boys enough clean air to breathe for eight hours. Both schools celebrated Earth Day and National Arbor Day on April 23 with the addition of new greenery to the grounds, donated by FNGLA. In conjunction with a public and private partnership with the FNGLA the Gulf School District procured a $20,000 donation of landscaping materials to beautify the campuses. With this gift, the school campuses atmosphere will be more conducive for a better learning environment and more inviting to guests, said Superintendent Jim Norton, who noted that tax dollars cannot be used for trees and landscaping for the schools. In honor of Earth Day and National Arbor Day FNGLA donated a variety of plants, trees and labor in support of the beauti cation project for Gulf County Schools. Beshears, also the vice-president of Simpson Nurseries in Monticello, visited both schools to present the donations. PSJHSs Wizard of Oz tonight Star Staff Report At 6:30 p.m. today, May 10, musical theater students of Port St. Joe Junior/Senior High School will present The Wizard of Oz in the high school commons area. Janel Kerigan will play Dorothy; Avery Little and Samantha Taylor will play the Lion; Vern Barth and Stephanie Brinkmeier the Tinman; and Samuel McGee and Anastasya Paul as Scarecrow. The students deserve consideration and attention for this production, said teacher Ann Comforter. Because of a family emergency, Comforter will not be in attendance and the theater students have accepted the responsibilities for this production. Please come out and support the theater students. This is a free production. Please come out and attend. By HAYDEN LEE Special to The Star General information April 25 and May 2: Seventh-grade students went on a trip to the new Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve, where they were involved in a scavenger hunt to nd animals on a huge mural. They also watched a movie about the mural. They got to hold snakes and observe crystal-clear aquariums full of wildlife. There were lots of fossils, whale bones and skulls. Students lunched and relaxed at the Millender Park; then they walked the boardwalk at the old ANERR site, where they observed tropical scenery, eagle nests and many other sites. April 26: 10th-graders rode the government barge to the St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge on St. Vincent Island. Students walked a mile and a half through pine woods, across dunes, along the beach and visited four stations called Red Wolf, Sea Turtle, Prescribed Burning and Birds, where they interacted with all kinds of animals. Students saw different kind of birds and handled sea turtle skulls and other wildlife. May 10: 6 p.m., senior dinner; 6:30 p.m., drama production The Wizard of Oz May 12: 9:30 a.m., AP Statistics practice exam May 15: 8 a.m., Algebra\EOC Exam; 10:45 a.m., SWAT MeetingJunior High; 11:25 a.m., Senior Pep Rally; noon, Seniors last day. May 16: noon, AP Statistics nal. Senior semester exam schedule May 14: rst period, 8-8:55 a.m.; second period, 8:59-9:54 a.m.; third period 9:58-10:53 a.m.; Junior High lunch, 10:53-11:23 a.m.; Junior High fourth period, 11:27 a.m. to 12:17 p.m.; Exam Senior High fourth period, 10:57-11:45 a.m.; Senior lunch bell 11:45 a.m.; Senior High lunch, 11:47 a.m. to 12:17 p.m.; Exam, fth period, 12:21-1:11 p.m.; Exam, sixth period, 1:15-2:05 p.m.; Exam, seventh period, 2:09-2:57 p.m. May 15: Exam, rst period, 8-9:05 a.m.; Exam, second period, 9:10-10:15 a.m.; Exam, third period, 10:20-11:25 a.m.; senior farewell pep rally, 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.; Lunch (all students except seniors) 12:15-12:45 p.m; fourth period, 12:50-1:20 p.m.; fth period, 1:25-1:55 p.m.; sixth period, 2-2:30 p.m.; seventh period, 2:35-3 p.m. Clubs May 11: Math Club EOY event all day May 15: National Honor Society at 11:50 a.m. Sports May 17: 7 p.m., Spring Football Game at Shark Field with Port St. Joe, Wewahitchka and Franklin County, each playing a half against the other two. Come out and support the Sharks! Go Sharks! SPECIAL TO THE STAR Jeremiah Fitzgerald of Wewahitchka Elementary School recently placed rst in the state for Instrumental Percussion. Jeremiah plays the drums and he is the son of Pastor Louis and Lisa Fitzgerald of the Church of God in Wewahitchka. Congratulations, Jeremiah! Special to The Star Faith Christian School students enjoyed Fabulous Friday on April 6. They were treated to games, crafts and activities including a scavenger hunt. Students also learned the story of the resurrection eggs that are used to explain how Jesus gave his life for our sins and rose again on the third day and how He is preparing a place for his children in Heaven. Everyone decorated special Easter cookies, and as you can imagine, enjoyed the eating just as much as the decorating. Thank you to all of the volunteers who helped make this day fabulous. Special events are not uncommon at FCS. They are an important part of the learning process. For more information, call 229-6707. DAZZLING DOLPHINS WES STUDENTS OF THE WEEK SPECIAL TO THE STAR Back row from left: Jacob Barlow, fth grade; Conner Mills, sixth grade; Delaney Lister, fourth grade. Front row from left: Emma Birmingham, rst grade; Preston Stacey, kindergarten; Cole Price, third grade; Abby Tillery, second grade. SPECIAL TO THE STAR Pre-kindergarten: Sara Beasley. Kindergarten:Jasmine Foster. First grade: Nathan Duong. Second grade: Hunter Weston. Third grade: Julia Bohannon. Fourth grade: Joe Becton. Fourth grade:Tallis Assi. Fifth grade: Michael Rogers (not pictured). Sixth grade: Drena Watkins. Bus Riders of the week: Colton Raker, Wake Giffen and Erin Sinior. FITZGERALD DRUMS HIS WAY TO STATE The Lions Tale VALERIE GARMAN | The Star PSJE students gather to celebrate Earth Day and National Arbor Day with the addition of new trees on campus.

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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 9 11 AM M ONDAY : L IFE T REE CAF 7 PM W EDNE S DAY : MEN S B I B LE S TUDY 8 AM & WOMEN S BI B LE STUDY 5 PM 1602 Hwy 98, Mexico Beach, FL (850) 890.1424 www.livingwateratthebeach.com Jerry Arhelger, SOUTHERLAND FAMILY FUNERAL HOME 507 10th Street Port St. Joe (850) 229-8111 TO KNOW CHRIS T AND T O MAKE H I M K NOWN ST. JAME S E PI S COPAL C HURCH 800 22ND STREET, P ORT ST. JOE 8:00 and 11:00 a.m. (EST) Sunday School 9:45 www.stjamesepiscopalchurch.org Come worship with us! Rector Father Tommy Dwyer In loving memory of Aubrey Donaldson 10-5-50 to 5-6-10 Miss you, Baby. We love you, Betty Rowland and Joe, Scott, Bobby, Cathy and Larry 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 at 11 a.m. ET May 13. In honor of Mothers Day, dinners will be available for a donation of $7 each. We encourage families or individuals to dinein at the church dining hall and enjoy a delicious freshly homecooked dinner with their mother or family members. Dinners may be pre-ordered for take out and will be available at 11:30 a.m. Call Deaconess Amy Rogers for tickets at 229-8515 or 227-4041. Menu is vegetables (choice of one), collard greens or peas; starches (choice of two), rice and brown gravy, macaroni and cheese, dressing and giblet gravy or potato salad; meat (choice of one), chicken (fried or baked); bread, cornbread or rolls; dessert, bread pudding and tea for drink. Annual Youth Day at Philadelphia Primitive On the fourth Sunday in May, May 27, the Youth Department of Philadelphia Primitive Baptist Church will observe Annual Youth Day 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 Ave. 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. Audrey Ann Brock Hardy Figueira, 63, passed from this life on Monday, April 30, 2012, at her home. Audrey was born in Alford, Fla., on Nov. 18, 1948, and a lifelong resident of Gulf County, Fla. She graduated from Gulf County Adult School and then went on to graduate from Gulf Coast Corrections Of cers Standards in 1988. Audrey started her career as a correction of cer with Corrections Corporations of America in 1989. She was preceded in death by her parents, Herman and Ida (Skipper) Brock; and a sister, Bonnie Jean Pool. Survivors include Joseph Figueira of Port St Joe; three daughters, Maxine (McPherson) Latta and husband, Michael, of Panama City, Polly (Hardy) Smith of Port St. Joe, and Patty (Hardy) Wilson Minger and husband, Ronald, of Brewton, Ala.; one son, Huey Huston Hardy Jr. and wife, Shannon, of White City, Fla.; six grandchildren, Andria Latta of Panama City, Charles Wayne Smith of Fort Royal, Va., Sarah Smith of Port St. Joe, David Keith Wilson of Brewton, Ala., Haley and Raelyn Hardy of White City, and Amanda (Causey) Simpson; one great-grandson, Michael Aaron Price of Panama City; one brother, Joe Brock and wife, Sandra, of Highland View; and several special nieces and nephews, Nona (Pool) McCall, Franklyn Pool, Renda Kay Brock Almer and Joey Brock. Audrey was laid to rest on Friday, May 4, 2012, in Holly Hill Cemetery in Port St. Joe, and the funeral was under the direction of Holly Hill Funeral Home, Port St. Joe, Fla. Audrey Ann Brock Hardy Figueira Courtney Erin McMillion, soon to be Courtney McMillion Norris, and the youngest of three girls birthed to Arnie and Margaret McMillion, departed this life on April 27, 2012, in Jacksonville, Fla. Born on May 14, 1988, in Panama City, Fla., Courtney lived most of her life in Wewahitchka, Fla. She was a strong and optimistic young woman and an inspiration to everyone that had an opportunity to know her. Courtney was a graduate of Wewahitchka High School, Class of 2006, and the University of Central Florida, Class of 2011. She was employed by Durance Elementary School in Orlando, Fla., where she was honored in teaching their Varying Exceptionalities Class. Courtney was a member of Orlandos chapter Theta Alpha Society and of The Summit Church Family of Orlando. Courtney had plans to one day enter a post secondary program in educational leadership. She was preceded in death by maternal grandparents, Ray E. and Katie Stripling; and paternal grandparents, Arnold E. McMillion and Lauris Mixon. Courtney is survived by her parents, Arnie and Margaret McMillion; anc, Zac Norris; sister, Jasmine Hysmith and husband, David; sister, Kimberly McMillion; nephews, Hunter, Landon, and Corbin Hysmith; grandfather, Elvin Mixon, whom all reside in Wewahitchka, Fla.; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Our Oik will be remembered by all who knew and loved her as an extraordinary young woman with an infectious smile, fun loving personality and unconditional loving heart. Courtney Erin McMillion FAITH Thursday, May 10, 2012 Page B4 This business invites you to visit the church of your choice this week. www.starfl.com Obituaries Faith BRIEFS In Loving MEMORY NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER TIM CROFT | The Star Events were held around the county Friday to celebrate National Day of Prayer, a day of honoring the freedom of religion with the hope of remembering and restoring some of the fundamental principles of faith to society as a whole. At the Bridge of St. Joe, a ceremony was held that included prayers from resident Wilma Tipton, who prayed for a friend who had lost a loved one, and Eugene Russ, who prayed that the country remember its faith-based roots.

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Local The Star| B5 Thursday, May 10, 2012 2011 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report Mexico Beach Water System Were pleased to present to you this years Annual Water Quality Report. This report is designed to inform you about the quality water and services we deliver to you every day. The Mexico Beach report covers the period from January to December 2011. Our constant goal is to provide you with a safe and dependable supply of drinking water. We are committed to ensuring the quality of your water. Bay County is the provider of the Citys water supply. The Bay County Annual Water Quality Report is also included in this report. Once the water is received by Mexico Beach, chlorine is reintroduced for disinfectant purposes and AquamagTM is added for iron sequestration. Surface Water Source Bay County Water Treatment Plant uses a conventional treatment process consisting of coagulation, occulation, sedimentation, ltration, pH adjustment, disinfection, uoridation and corrosion control. The treatment process includes adding lime occasionally to provide additional alkalinity to the raw water so that it can react with the primary coagulating chemical ferric sulfate, which is added to remove particles and organics. Polymer is also added to assist in the coagulation process. Sodium Hypochlorite is added to maintain disinfection in the distribution system. The addition of zinc orthophosphate reduces the corrosiveness of the water. Fluoride, in the form of hydrouosilicic acid, is added as a supplement to prevent tooth decay. Lime is also added at the end of the process to increase the pH. These processes are needed to meet the drinking water standards as set by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP). Source Water Assessment Plan and Water Quality Monitoring In 2011 the Department of Environmental Protection performed a Source Water Assessment on Bay Countys system. The assessment was conducted to provide information about any potential sources of contamination in the vicinity of Bay County Surface Water intake. The surface water system is considered to be at high risk because of the many potential sources of contamination present in the assessment area. The assessment results are available on the FDEP Source Water Assessment and Protection Program website at www.dep.state..us/swapp or they can be obtained from Bay County Utility Services by calling (850)248-5010. If you have any questions about this report or concerning your water utility, please contact Mary Leonard at (850)-648. We encourage our valued customers to be informed about their water utility. If you want to learn more about our utilities, please contact the Public Works Department at (850) 648-5700 or you may attend one of our regular monthly Council meetings, held the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00pm CST in the Mexico Beach Civic Center. The City of Mexico Beach routinely monitors for contaminants in your drinking water according to Federal and State laws, rules, and regulations. Except where indicated otherwise, this Mexico Beach report is based on the results of our monitoring for the period of January 1st to December 31, 2011. As authorized and approved by EPA, the State has reduced monitoring requirements for certain contaminants to less often than once per year because the concentrations of these contaminants are not expected to vary signicantly from year to year. Some of our data though representative, is more than one year old. In the table below you will nd terms and abbreviations you might not be familiar with. To help you better understand these terms weve provided the following denitions: Maximum Contaminant Level or MCL: The highest level of a contaminant that is allowed in drinking water. MCLs are set as close to the MCLGs as feasible using the best available treatment technology. Maximum Contaminant Level Goal or MCLG: The level of a contaminant in drinking water below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MCLGs allow for a margin of safety. Non-detect or ND means not detected and indicates that the substance was not found by laboratory analysis. Non applicable (N/A). Does not apply. Action Level (AL): The concentration of a contaminant, which, if exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirements, which a water system must follow. Parts per million (ppm) or Milligrams per liter (mg/I) one part per million corresponds to one minute in two years or a single penny in $10,000.00. Parts per billion (ppb) or Micrograms per liter (ig/1) one part per billion corresponds to one minute in 2,000 years or a single penny in $10,000,000.00. Picocurie per liter (pCi/L) measure of the radioactivity in water. Nephelometric Turbidity Unit (NTU) The measurement of the clarity of water. Turbidity in excess of 5 NTU is just noticeable to the average person. TT (Treatment technique) Required process intended to reduce the level of a contaminant in drinking water. MRDL (Maximum Residual Disinfectant Level) The highest level of disinfectant allowed in drinking water. There is convincing evidence that addition of a disinfectant is necessary for control of microbial contaminants. MRDLG (Maximum Residual Disinfectant Level Goal) The level of a drinking water disinfectant below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MRDLGs do not reect the benets of the use of disinfectants to control microbial contami nants. Initial Distribution System Evaluation (IDSE): An important part of the Stage 2 Disinfection Byproducts Rule (DBPR). The IDSE is a one-time study conducted by water systems to identify distribution systems locations with high concentrations of total trihalomethanes (TTHMs) and haloacetic acids (HAA5). Water systems will use results from the IDSE, in conjunction with their Stage 1 DBPR compliance monitoring data, to select compliance monitoring locations for the Stage 2 DBPR. Water Quality Test Results. 2011 MEXICO BEACH TEST RESULTS TABLE Contaminant and Unit of Measurement Dates of AL Exceeded Y/N 90th Percentile Result No. of sampling MCLG AL (Action Level) Likely Source of sampling (mo./yr.) sites exceeding the AL Contamination Lead and Copper (Tap Water) Copper (tap water) (ppm) Aug & Sept.2011 N 0.14 0 of 20 1.3 1.3 Corrosion of household plumbing systems; erosion of natural deposits; leaching from wood preservatives Lead (tap water) (ppb) Aug & Sept 2011 N 1 0 of 20 0 15 Corrosion of household plumbing systems, erosion of natural deposits STAGE 1 DISINFECTANT/DISINFECTION BY-PRODUCT (D/DBP) Disinfectant or Contaminant Dates of Sampling MCL or MRDL Level Detected Range of Results MCLG MCL Likely Source of and Unit of Measurement (mo./yr.) Violation Y/N or MRDLG or MRDL Contamination Haloacetic Acids (ve) 01/11By-product of drinking (HAAS) (ppb) 12/11 N 39 13.3-56.1 N/A MCL=60 water disinfection TTHM (Total 01/11By-product of drinking Trihalomethanes) (ppb) 12/11 N 61 19.37-87.2 N/A MCL=80 water disinfection 1/11MRDLG MRDL Water additive used to Chlorine (ppm) 12/11 N 0.75 0.2-1.2 =4 =4.0 control microbes Note: The result in the Level Detected column for TTHMs, HAA5s and Chlorine are the highest of the four quarterly running annual averages of results from all sampling sites. If present, elevated levels of lead can cause serious health problems, especially for pregnant women and young children. Lead in drinking water is primarily from materials and components associated with service lines and home plumbing. Mexico Beach Services are responsible for providing high quality drinking water, but cannot control the variety of materials used in plumbing components. When you water has been sitting for several hours, you can minimize the potential for lead exposure by ushing your tap for 30 seconds to 2 minutes before using water for drinking or cooking. If you are concerned about lead in your water, you may wish to have your water tested. Information on lead in drinking water, testing methods, and steps you can take to minimize exposure is available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline or at http:www.epa.gov/safewater/lead. The sources of drinking water (both tap water and bottle water) include rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, reservoirs, springs, and wells. As water travels over the surface of the land or through the ground, it dissolves naturally occurring minerals and, in some cases, radioactive material, and can pick up substances resulting from the presence of animals or from human activity. Water Quality Test Results 2011 BAY COUNTY TEST RESULTS TABLE MICROBIOLOGICAL CONTAMINANTS Contaminant and Dates of sampling (mo./yr.) MCL Violation The Highest The Lowest Monthly MCLG MCL Likely Source of Unit of Measurement YIN Single Measurement Percentage of Samples Contamination Meeting Regulatory Limits Turbidity (NTU) 1/11-12/11 N 0.25 100% N/A TT* Soil runoff Turbidity is a measure of cloudiness of the water. Monitoring turbidity is an indication of the effectiveness of the ltration system. Turbidity can interfere with disinfection and provide a medium for microbial growth. The result in the lowest monthly percentage column is the lowest monthly percentage of samples reported in the Monthly Operating Report meeting the required turbidity limits. *The Treatment Technique standard is 95% of the turbidity readings must be at 0.3 NTU or less. Contaminant and Dates of sampling (mo./yr.) MCL Violation Level Detected Range of Results MCLG MCL Likely Source of Unit of Measurement YIN Contamination INORGANIC CONTAMINANTS Barium (ppm) 04/11 N 0.0082 N/A 2 2 Discharge of drilling wastes; discharge from metal reneries; erosion of natural deposits Fluoride (ppm) 04/11 N 0.036 N/A 4 4.0 Erosion of natural deposits; discharge from fertilizer and aluminum factories. Water additive which promotes strong teeth when at optimum levels between 0.7 and 1.3 ppm Nickel (ppb) 04/11 N 2.2 N/A N/A 100 Pollution from mining and rening operations. Natural occurrence in soil. Sodium (ppm) 04/11 N 6 N/A N/A 160 Salt water intrusion, leaching from soil RADIOACTIVE CONTAMINANTS Radium 226 + 228 or combined radium 04/11 N 0.8 N/A 0 5 Erosion of (pCi/L) natural deposits SYNTHETIC ORGANIC CONTAMINANTS INCLUDING PESTICIDES AND HERBICIDES Di (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (ppb) 04/11& 07/11 N 0.66 ND-0.66 0 6 Discharge from rubber and chemical factories. TOTAL ORGANIC CARBON Lowest Running Dates of TT Annual Contaminant and Unit Sampling (mo/yr) Violation Y/N Average, Computed Range of Monthly MCLG MCL Likely Source of Contamination of Measurement Quarterly, of Removal Monthly Ratios Removal Ratios Naturally present in Total Organic Carbon 01/11-12/11 N 1.40 1.05-1.82 N/A TT The environment Contaminants that may be present in source water include: (A) Microbial contaminants such as viruses and bacteria, which may come from sewage treatment plants, septic systems, agricultural livestock operations, and wildlife. (B) Inorganic contaminants such as salts and metals, which can be naturally-occurring or result from urban storm water runoff, industrial or domestic wastewater discharges, oil and gas production, mining, or farming. (C) Pesticides and herbicides which may come from a variety of sources such as agriculture, urban storm water runoff, and residential uses. (D) Organic chemical contaminants including synthetic and volatile organic chemicals, which are byproducts of industrial processes and petroleum production, and may come from gas stations, urban storm water runoff, and septic systems. (E) Radioactive contaminants, which can be naturally occurring or be the result of oil and gas production and mining activities. In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, EPA prescribes regulations which limit the amount of certain contaminants in water provided by public water systems. FDA regulations establish limits for contaminants in bottled water, which must provide the same protection for public health. Drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants. The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that the water poses a health risk. More information about contaminants and poten tial health effects can be obtained by calling the Environmental Protection Agencys Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1-800-426-4791. Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general population. Immune-compromised persons such as persons with cancer undergoing chemotherapy, persons who have undergone organ transplants, people with HIV/AIDS or other immune system disorders, some elderly, and infants can be particularly at risk from infections. These people should seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers. EPA/CDC guidelines on appropriate means to lessen the risk of infec tion by Cryptosporidium and other microbiological contaminants are available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800-426-4791). We at City of Mexico Beach work to provide top quality water to every tap. We ask that all our customers help us protect our water sources, which are the heart of our community, our way of life and our childrens future. was exploding with crops, many that towered over the students as they hurried down the aisles in search of vibrant red strawberries and yellow squash hiding under the mounds of leaves and piles of red potatoes still buried in the soil. Each student also was given a head of cabbage and sweet onions harvested from the garden to take home to their families. One student said he hoped to see onion rings on his dinner plate in the near future. Carter has headed gardening projects for Gulf County fthgraders the past 15 years, with about 160 students involved this year. Every fth-grader in Gulf County, whether in public schools or private schools, is involved in this program, said Carter, who also runs gardening programs at Wewahitchka Elementary and Faith Christian School. Carter said the goal of the program is to encourage the students to eat healthy and take the gardening practices home to their families. We have a variety of different programs, but gardening and horticulture is one of my strong points, Carter said, noting everything on the lunch plates that day was planted that same year. We grow everything in the span of the school year; we start the project when school starts in the fall, Carter said. We time everything. This is the target date. The red potatoes were planted in February, and the green beans and berries in the fall. The greens do real well out here, Carter said, and it was easy to see based on the vast amount of greens served at the luncheon: four different kinds. The verdant garden also yields produce that wasnt on the days lunch spread including tomatoes, bell peppers, yellow squash, asparagus, kohlrabi, cabbage, sweet onions and a variety of herbs. We want (the students) to understand where their food is coming from, how to prepare it and all of the nutritional benets, said local IFAS extension agent Melanie Taylor, who spent the morning at the elementary school helping to prepare the lunch. Carter said the program wouldnt be possible without the help of volunteer master gardeners from the UF-IFAS master gardening program, Sally and David Beyl, John Rich and Carla Hand, and program assistant Louise Jones. Jones, who also helped prepare the food for the luncheon, was quick to make sure all of the students ate their greens before she served them their strawberry shortcake dessert. You better eat your vegetables, or you wont get dessert! The program also receives funding assistance through grants from the Jesse Ball duPont Foundation, the Tapper Foundation and the St. Joe Company. We get a kick out of it when it clicks for them, said David Beyl, who helps guide the students through the gardening process. They say, Wow! We planted that! Sally Beyl also helped to serve and prepare the food, and helped one of the students cut a few large cabbage heads out of the ground that afternoon. Its fun to see them look at the broccoli owers and say, oh thats what we eat at home, she said. We hope maybe someday theyll have a garden when they grow up. PLATE from page B1 VALERIE GARMAN | The Star IFAS Master Gardener David Beyl serves up some kale and mustard greens on during a luncheon at PSJE May 1.

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Before you decide, ask us to send you free written information 9454 HWY 98 BEACON HILL AT T H E MEXICO BEAC H C ITY L I M ITS (850) 647-2971 9454 HWY 98 BEACON HILL AT T H E MEXICO BEAC H C ITY L I M ITS (850) 647-2971 OPEN DAILY AT 11 P ACKAGE ST O RE & LO UNGE GREAT SELECTION OF ALL YOUR F AVORITE BEER, WINE & SPIRIT S WWW.L OO K O UTL O UNGE.C O M U PC O MING E VENT S L IVE M U S IC ON T HE POO P DECK FRI D AY & SATUR D AY 7 PM ET K ARA O KE & DJ IN THE (NON-SMOKING) CROWS N EST W EDNESDAY T HRU S ATURDAY 9P M ET M EM O RIAL DAY W EEKEN D R ANDY S TARK WITH A RT LONG FRIDAY 7P M ET BO BB Y K ENNEDY & M I C HE LL E M I LL IGAN S ATURDAY & S UNDAY 7P M ET Fishing begins at 7 a.m. Saturday and lasts until noon, when weigh-ins begin. 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 850-227-9393. 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. Participants must provide a valid credit card as security against loss or damage to free rental equipment. Adults 18 and over must sign a waiver of liability for themselves and their minor children. Reservations can be made by calling Happy Ours Kayak & Bike Outpost at 229-1991 or Scallop Cove BP at 227-1573. Star Staff Reports Healthy Start baby shower today The Healthy Start Coalition would like to invite all pregnant women, soon-to-be dads and new parents from Gulf and Franklin Counties to their fourth annual baby shower at 5 p.m. ET today at the Centennial Building in Port St. Joe. Admission is free, and the event will feature games, food, door prizes and information stations addressing issues and questions new parents often have. The event will feature tables from both non-pro t and for-pro t organizations with information on issues such as shaken baby syndrome, infant safety, fetal alcohol syndrome, smoking cessation, how to prevent sudden infant death syndrome, car seat safety, breast feeding, birth control, safe sleep and more. We try to bring a lot of different vendors and organizations to the community so they know what services are out there, said Suzy Nadler of the Healthy Start Coalition. One of the main goals is to just bring awareness to the community. Construction begins Monday on State Road 22 Construction begins Monday on State Road 22 in Bay County from Star Avenue to the Gulf County line. Drivers can expect daily lane closures from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT through July 1 between the Callaway Bayou Bridge and the Gulf County line. The project includes resurfacing, minor drainage work, pavement markings and signage. The traf c signal at Star Avenue will be replaced with mast arm (metal) poles. Southbound left and right turn lanes, a northbound left turn lane and a westbound right turn lane will be added at Star Avenue. County Road 2297 will also receive an eastbound right turn lane. Drivers are reminded to pay attention to the speed limit when traveling through the construction area, and to use caution, especially at night when driving in work zones. For more Florida Department of Transportation District Three information, follow them on twitter @myfdot_nw FDOT to hold State Road 30-A public information meeting The Florida Department of Transportation will hold a public information meeting regarding improvements to State Road 30A from SR 30E (Cape San Blas Road) to SR 30 (U.S. Highway 98) in Gulf County. The meeting will be from 5:30-6:30 p.m. ET May 17 at the St. Joseph Bay State Buffer Preserve, 3915 S.R. 30A, Port St. Joe. Proposed improvements include widening and resurfacing of the existing roadway as well as drainage improvements. Additionally, the bridge rail and the guardrail along the Simmons Bayou Bridge will be updated. Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability or family status. Persons who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act, or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact the Departments General Consultant Project Manager, Sandra Lamb, P.E., at 850-638-2288 at least seven days before the meeting. For more Florida Department of Transportation District Three information, follow them on Twitter @myfdot_nw County Democratic Party meeting The Gulf County Democratic Party will meet at 5 p.m. ET May 17 at the Gulf County Library, Courthouse Complex, Port St. Joe. We welcome your attendance. For more information, call Amy Rogers at 229-1551. News BRIEFS KAYAK from page B1 FISHING from page B1 FILE PHOTO A young angler displays his catch at last years Kids Win tournament.

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CLASSIFIEDSThursday, May 10, 2012 The Star | B7 87311S 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: 138 Date of Issuance: May 27, 2009 Application No: 2012-17 R.E. No. 00741-093R Description of Property: FARM #22 (5 acres, more or less) of Gulf County Farms, Inc., Properties, an unrecorded subdivision of that portion of Section 19, Township 5 South, Range 9 West, Gulf County, Florida, lying West of State Road No. 71, more particularly described as follows: COMMENCE at the intersection of the North line of Section 19, Township 5 South, Range 9 West, Gulf County, Florida, and the Westerly right of way line of State Road No. 71, said State Road having a right of way of 66 feet; thence South 18 Degrees 16 Minutes 20 Seconds East along said right of way line for 3902.75 feet; thence South 71 Degrees 43 Minutes 40 Seconds West for 726.00 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Thence South 18 Degrees 16 Minutes 20 Seconds East for 300.00 feet; thence South 71 Degrees 43 Minutes 40 Seconds West for 726.00 feet; thence North 18 Degrees 16 Minutes 20 Seconds West for 300.00 feet; thence North 71 Degrees 43 Minutes 40 Seconds East for 726.00 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Name in which assessed: Eli Ross & Leslie Ross 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 13th day of June, 2012. Dated this 8th day of May, 2012. REBECCA L. NORRIS 87295S PUBLIC NOTICE Mexico Beach Community Development Council Notice to Receive Sealed Bids Bid #2012-02 May 1, 2012 The Mexico Beach Community Development Council will receive bids from any person, company or corporation interested in providing the following: Printing of the 2013-2014 Mexico Beach Visitors Guide Size: 8.0” x 10.0” Page Count: Cover 4pp/ Text36pp/ Total 40pp Ink & Finish: 4/4 CMYK throughout Bindery: Saddle stitch Quantity: 75,000 Please indicate on the bid package Your Company Name, that this is a Sealed Bid and include the Bid Number. Additional information and details may be obtained from the Mexico Beach Community Development Council, 102 Canal Parkway, Mexico Beach, FL 32456 or info@mexico-beach.com. Proposals must contain the cost and timeline of completion. Please submit sealed bid to the Mexico Beach Community Development Council, 102 Canal Parkway, Mexico Beach, FL 32456, no later than 3:00pm CST on June 15, 2012. At that time, all bids will be opened and read out loud. All bids will be reviewed during the June 21, 2012 Board of Directors Meeting. May 10, 2012 87216S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 12-16-CA CAPITAL CITY BANK, Plaintiff, vs. KENNETH N. ROGERS A/K/A KENNETH M. ROGERS, SHARON E. ROGERS, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF KENNETH N. ROGERS A/K/A KENNETH M. ROGERS, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SHARON E. ROGERS, and UNKNOWN TENANT(S), Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE is given pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated April 26, 2012, in Case No. 12-16-CA, of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit, in and for Gulf County, Florida, in which CAPITAL CITY BANK is the Plaintiff and KENNETH N. ROGERS A/K/A KENNETH M. ROGERS and SHARON E. ROGERS are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the front door of the Gulf County Courthouse in Port. St. Joe, Gulf County, Florida at 11:00 a.m., Eastern Time, on May 24, 2012, the property set forth in the Final Judgment of Foreclosure and more particularly described as follows: Lot 5 of Lot 4 of Hattie Guilford Place, unrecorded being more particularly described as follows: Commencing at a concrete St. Joe Paper Company monument marking the Southwest corner of Northwest 1/4 of Northeast 1/4 of Section 31, Township 5 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida; thence North 0 degrees 17 minutes 29 seconds West along the West line of said Northwest 1/4 of the Northeast 1/4 a distance of 522.36 feet for the Point of Beginning; thence continue North 00 degrees 17 minutes 29 seconds West along said West line for 130.59 feet; thence South 89 degrees 41 minutes 45 seconds East for 197.54 feet; thence North 03 degrees 41 minutes 04 seconds East for 38.16 feet; thence North 82 degrees 58 minutes 02 seconds East for 13.85 feet; thence South 03 degrees 41 minutes 04 seconds West for 39.93 feet; thence South 89 degrees 41 minutes 45 seconds East for 88.88 feet; thence South 00 degrees 19 minutes 25 seconds East for 130.27 feet; thence North 89 degrees 45 minutes 24 seconds West for 300.16 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 sixty (60) days after the sale. DATED: April 30, 2012. REBECCA L. NORRIS Clerk of the Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk Attorney for Plaintiff: GARVIN B. BOWDEN, ESQ., Gardner, Bist, Wiener, Wadsworth, Bowden, Bush, Dee, LaVia & Wright, P.A. 1300 Thomaswood Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32308 May 10, 17, 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 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 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 Plaintiff, vs. BUCKHORN DEVELOPMENT, LLC, REX E. GRAVITT, WILLIAM J. SMILEY, GULF PINES PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION OF GULF COUNTY, INC., and UNKNOWN TENANT(S), Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE is given pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated April 26th, 2012, in Case No. 11-455-CA, of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit, in and for Gulf County, Florida, in which CAPITAL CITY BANK is the Plaintiff and BUCKHORN DEVELOPMENT, LLC, REX E. GRAVITT, WILLIAM J. SMILEY, and GULF PINES PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION OF GULF COUNTY, INC. are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the front door of the Gulf County Courthouse in Port St. Joe, Gulf County, Florida at 11:00 a.m., Eastern Time, on May 24th, 2012, the property set forth in the Final Judgment of Foreclosure and more particularly described as follows: Lot 37, Block “A”, Gulf Pines First Addition, a subdivision of a portion of fractional Section 24, Township 9 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 29, Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus of the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. DATED: April 30, 2012 REBECCA L. NORRIS Clerk of the Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk Attorney for Plaintiff: GARDNER, BIST, WIENER, WADSWORTH, BOWDEN, BUSH, DEE, LAVIA & WRIGHT, P.A. 1300 Thomaswood Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32308 May 10, 17, 2012 87172S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 11-455-CA CAPITAL CITY BANK, 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 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 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

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B8| The Star Thursday, May 10, 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. 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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 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. Efficiency Rooms Weekly or monthly rentals. Downtown PSJ on Reid Ave & 3rd Street. Call 850-229-2706 or 850-527-6090 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. 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Tyndall Federal Credit Union’s Port St. Joe Branch is seeking the following persons: Part time Teller with excellent customer service – Successful candidate will be responsible for receiving and processing member nancial transactions including deposits, withdrawals, loan payments, monetary transfers, etc. Additional duties will include maintaining member records, con dentiality and cross selling all credit union products and services. Apply online: http://www.tyndallfcu.org Tyndall Federal Credit Union’s Port St. Joe Branch is seeking the following persons:Full time FSR with dynamic sales experience Successful candidate will be responsible for providing new and existing members with information concerning products and services offered as well as cross-selling all credit union products and services. Additional duties will include processing loan applications, opening and closing accounts, and assisting members with needs relating to credit union products and services. Apply online: http://www.tyndallfcu.org 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 Other The City of Port St Joe is accepting Applications for the following position:Part TimeSummer Program Assistants and SupervisorsDuties include but not limited to: plan, implement and lead youth activities at a recreation site. Ensure all events and activities conform to appropriate safety and other rules. Ensure the facilities and equipment being used for programs or events are properly set up and maintained. Maintain the grounds and buildings for program. This is a rewarding job opportunity working with children ages 5-18 years. This position requires a criminal background investigation. Recreation experience is preferred. Closing date 5/23/2012. EOE, Drug Free Workplace. Employment applications maybe pick up at City Hall or they are available online at www.cityofportstjoe.com. Send completed City of Port St Joe Application to: Charlotte Pierce 305 Cecil Costin Sr. Blvd. PO Box 278, Port St Joe, FL 32456 Ph# (850) 229-8261 Fax# (850) 227-7522 Web ID#: 34208239 ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from Home. *Medical Business Criminal Justice Hospitality. Job Placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. SCHEV certified. Call 866-467-0054 www.Centuraonline.com AIRLINE CAREERS BEGIN HERE – Become an Aviation Maintenance Tech – FAA approved training. Financial aid if qualified. Housing available. Job placement assistance. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 877-206-9405 Food Svs/HospitalityServersExperienced, customer oriented servers. High base plus tips. Apply Water Street Hotel 329 Water Street, Apalachicola 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 LandscapingYard Maint. & Light Constr.Indian Pass FL. area. Non-Smoker preferred. Must be sober & NO drugs. Must know the difference between landscape plants & weeds. 850-227-2185 Web ID #: 34208575 Text FL08575 to 56654 Accounting/FinanceFinancial AdvisorGulf, Wakulla Counties and surrounding communities. Ideal candidate must have excellent sales skills, demonstrates leadership skills and have a high degree of personal intergrity. This individual will sell investment products and services through Invest Financial, Corp., a registered Broker/ Dealer, member FINRA and SIPC. Series 7 and 66 licenses and life, health and variable annuities licenses ar required. Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in business or finance from an accredited college. Relevant experience may substitute for the education requirements. We offer a competitive salary, promote family values, but most of all, provide our associates with stimulating, pleasant and fun place to build a career. For consideration please visit: www.ccbg.com Requisition #623 EOE Drug-Free Workplace Web ID#: 34208719 87355S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 11-296-CA CENTENNIAL BANK, an Arkansas banking corporation, as successor in interest to Bayside Savings Bank, Plaintiff, vs. JOHN S. ONORATO and GALE E. ONORATO, a/k/a GALE E. EVANS, SEVEN SPRINGS LAKE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., a Florida non-profit corporation, and CAPITAL CITY BANK, A Florida for profit corporation, 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 26, 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 24, 2012, the following described property: Lot 4 of Landing at Wetappo Creek, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 4, Pages 50 through 55 of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. Lot 4, Block A, Seven Springs Lake Subdivision, according to the Plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 5, Pages 17 & 18 of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. Dated: April 30, 2012 Rebecca Norris Gulf County, Clerk of Court By: B.A. Baxter Deputy Clerk May 10, 17, 2012 87255S ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS: The Gulf County School Board will be accepting bids for Janitorial Supplies. A bid package may be picked up at the Gulf County School Board, Maintenance Department, 150 Middle School Road, Port St. Joe, FL 32456 or faxed by calling 850-2298369. Bids will be accepted starting May 10, 2012 and ending May 24, 2012 at12:00 p.m. E.S.T. You can contact the Maintenance Department at 850-229-8369 with any questions. May 10, 17, 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: TV Producer & Counselor in 30’s, yearn for 1st baby. Alex & Allison 800-52 2-0045 FLBar42311 *Expenses Paid* Dinette Set, Decorative gold wrought iron, brown marble top. Very good condition. $150 St. Joe Beach area. (850) 647-6351 anytime Text FL08765 to 56654 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. We will accept donations of sale items. Saturday, May 19th, 7:30 am 87313S 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: 155 Date of Issuance: May 27, 2009 Application No: 2012-16 R.E. No. 00941-001R Description of Property: Begin at the Northwest Comer of NE 1/4 of NW 1/4 of Section 29, Township 5 South, Range 9 West, and nun South for 330 feet to POINT OF BEGINNING, thence run South 165 feet, thence turn left and run East to the West Line of State Road 381, approximately 888.11 feet, thence run Northwesterly along West side of SR 381, for 152.75 feet to the South Line of Jimmie Lee Rogers Land, thence turn left and run West to POINT OF BEGINNING. Said land lying and being In Section 29, Township 5 South, Range 9 West, Gulf County, Florida. ALSO: Begin at the Northwest Corner of NE 1/4 of NW 1/4 of Section 29, Township 5 South, Range 9 West, and run South for 495 feet to POINT OF BEGINNING, thence run South 165 feet, thence run due East 963.29 feet to the West Right of Way line of State Road No. 381, thence run Northwesterly 181.25 feet along the West side of said State Road; thence run due West 888.11 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Said land lying and being in Section 29, Township 5 South, Range 9 West, Gulf County, Florida. Name in which assessed: W. O. Bryant & Ruth M. Bryant 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 13th day of June, 2012. Dated this 8th day of May, 2012. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk May 10, 17, 24, 31, 2012 87339S PUBLIC NOTICE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS RFP 2012-03 Sealed bids for City of Port St. Joe Chipola Pump Station Inspection will be received at City Hall, 305 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida 32456 up until 4:00 PM EST, Friday May 25, 2012. Bids will be publicly opened and acknowledged, Friday May 25, 2012 at 4:05 PM EST, in the City Commission Chambers. Bids shall be submitted in a sealed envelope, plainly marked with bidder’s name, address, date and time of opening, and bid number for “City of Port St. Joe Chipola Pump Station Inspection”. DESCRIPTION OF WORK: Work consists of inspecting pump number 1 at the Chipola Pump Station. The inspector should remove the top casing, inspect and prepare a report of the condition of the pump to include an estimate of any repairs that may need to be performed and notify the City for inspection before re-assembling the pump.. The top casing should be reinstalled with new bolts and gaskets. The mounting bolts should be replaced and the bearings should be re-packed as well. The contractor will be responsible for any damage done during the inspection and the work should be complete within 30 days after the notice to proceed is issued. The pump is a Goulds Pump model 3080 24” horizontal split case pump. The pump is designed to produce 13,500 GPM @ 25’ TDH / 460 RPM/ 82% efficiency. The pump has been in service without repair since 1952. The pump was coupled with a Caterpillar Engine that is currently not in service. A pre-bid meeting will be held on May 21, 2012 at the Chipola Pump Station to view the site. For a more detailed description of the work to be performed, please contact Bob Lyles at (850) 229-6395. The City of Port St. Joe reserves the right to accept or reject any and all Statements of Bids in whole or in part, to waive informalities in the process, to obtain new Statements of Bids, or to postpone the opening pursuant to the City’s purchasing policies. Each Statement of Bid shall be valid to the City of Port St. Joe for a period of sixty (60) days after the opening. The City of Port St. Joe is an Equal Opportunity Employer May 10, 17, 2012 CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk May 10, 17, 24, 31, 2012 87299S PUBLIC NOTICE Mexico Beach Community Development Council Notice to Receive Sealed Bids Bid #2012-01 May 1, 2012 The Mexico Beach Community Development Council will receive bids from any person, company or corporation interested in providing the following: Design, Copywriting and Layout of the 2013-2014 Mexico Beach Visitors Guide Size: 8.0” x 10.0” Page Count: Cover 4pp/ Text36pp/ Total 40pp Ink & Finish: 4/4 CMYK throughout Bindery: Saddle stitch Quantity: 75,000 Please indicate on the bid package Your Company Name, that this is a Sealed Bid and include the Bid Number. Additional information and details may be obtained from the Mexico Beach Community Development Council, 102 Canal Parkway, Mexico Beach, FL 32456 or info@mexico-beach.com. Proposals must contain the cost and timeline of completion. Please submit sealed bid to the Mexico Beach Community Development Council, 102 Canal Parkway, Mexico Beach, FL 32456, no later than 3:00pm CST on June 15, 2012. At that time, all bids will be opened and read out loud. All bids will be reviewed during the June 21, 2012 Board of Directors Meeting. May 10, 2012



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Real Estate Ad deadline is Thursday 11 a.m. ET Legal ad deadline is Friday 11 a.m. ET Display ad deadline is Friday 11 a.m. ET 227-1278 Classi ed deadline is Monday 5 p.m. ET 747-5020 Opinion .......................................A4Letters to the Editor ...................A4Outdoors .....................................A6 Sports...........................................A7School News ................................B3Faith .............................................B4 Obituaries ....................................B4Classi eds ....................................B7-B8TABLE OF CONTENTS quotequote id quote nameJUMP From Page 6AFrom page 6A Subscribe to The StarCall 227-1278For your hometown paper delivered to your home!Opinions4A Letters to the Editor5A Sports 10A Society News2-3B Obituaries 4B Church News 5B Law Enforcement8B School News 10B Legals 11B Classieds 12-13B Trades & Services14B INDEXA Freedom Newspaper Real Estate Advertising Deadline Thursday 11:00 am ET Display Advertising Deadline Friday 11:00 am ET227-1278Classified Line-Advertising Deadline Monday 5:00 pm ET747-5020 xxxx xxxxxxx 1BVISITTHESTARONLINEATWWW.STARFL.COM XXXXX XXXXXXYOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER SINCE 1937 Thursday, May 10, 2012 YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER SINCE 1937 THE S TAR YEAR 74, NUMBER 30 TDC committees urge contractor changesBy VALERIE GARMAN 229-7843 | @valeriegarman vgarman@star .com Two new committees of the Gulf County Tourist Development Council, a marketing committee and a budget committee, met last Thursday to discuss dilemmas with contractors Kerigan Marketing and Statecraft LLC among other issues surrounding the agency. County Administrator Don Butler updated both committees on a May 2 meeting with Jack Kerigan, owner and operator of Kerigan Marketing, to further clean up any outstanding invoices from the company. Butler reported that the Clerk of Courts is waiting on a few cancelled checks, but the county is very close to getting all of the outstanding KMA invoices paid. Butler said there are four or ve projects Kerigan Marketing is involved in, including a cooperative eBlast with Mexico Beach and advertising projects with Alabama.com. Hes still doing everything hes been given the chore to do, Butler said. Hes not doing anything new. Alyson Gerlach, who was appointed chairwoman of the marketing committee during the inaugural meeting, expressed concern that the TDC might be missing out on prime marketing time by cutting ties with Kerigan Marketing. I dont want there to be any more gaps in what were doing, Gerlach said. I feel like we might be missing out on just staying fresh. The marketing committee discussed an extension given to use the remainder of the third and nal round of BP funds for the 2012 scal year. The TDC has about $200,000 in funds leftover. See TDC A8Special to The StarMitch Burke of cially announced this week his intention to seek of ce of Gulf County Property Appraiser. Burke, 46, was born and raised in Gulf County and is a 1984 graduate of Port St. Joe High School. He is the son of Wynell Burke and the late W. J. Jimmy Burke of Port St. Joe. He has one sister, Alicia Sissy Godwin, who is an educator in the Gulf County School system. MITCH BURKESpecial to The StarJimmy Rogers of White City announces his candidacy for Gulf County Commissioner District 3. Jimmy is the son of Howard and Paulette Rogers of Highland View and is engaged to Donna Ard. Rogers served his country in the U.S. Army and has lived in Gulf County throughout his life. He is a product of Gulf County Public Schools and has been employed at the City of Port St. Joe for 25 years. By TIM CROFT227-7827 | @PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com An era described as a chance to create 700 jobs in seven years began last Wednesday. Board members with the Port Authority of Port St. Joe and ofcials with the St. Joe Company signed a formal agreement on marketing the Port of Port St. Joe for the next three years, marking what Port Authority chairwoman Johanna White called a milestone in the saga to develop one of Floridas 14 deepwater seaports. This is de nitely a milestone, a new day and a new time, White said as she prepared to sign the agreement as representative of the Port Authority. The agreement spells out responsibilities for marketing the port, most of which in the shortterm fall directly on St. Joe. The company has agreed to provide a host of services from nancial analysis to identify potential clients to website design to direct marketing of the port aimed at developing the deepwater port. We are excited, too, said St. Joe vice president Jorge Gonzalez. We are taking this in baby steps. As this (agreement) provides roots there will be additional agreements. From the time the Port Authority and St. Joe agreed on a Memorandum of Understanding in January to collaboratively develop the Port of Port St. Joe, additional and more formal agreements were contemplated, Gonzalez said. A priority was to bring more urgency to marketing the port, both the 100 or so acres, including the old Arizona Chemical plant site, owned by the Port Authority and the old paper mill site and deepwater access owned by St. Joe. While there was discussion that the draft marketing agreement included only Port Authority lands, language was tweaked to emphasize that St. Joe would be developing a marketing plan that would include, where applicable, St. Joe lands in conjunction with Port Authority acreage as well as language leaving sole authority to execute leases and contracts with potential clients on Port Authority lands to the Port Authority. St. Joe also agreed to cover Port Authority administrative costs for the term of the agreement three years at a Port Authority, St. Joe sign marketing agreementSee PORT A5 JIMMY ROGERS Photos by VALERIE GARMAN | The Star Spectators watch as plein air artists Dawn Whitelaw and Lori Putnam paint at Salinas Park on Cape San Blas Tuesday afternoon. This is Whitelaws rst year at the Forgotten Coast Plein Air Invitational, which will wrap up this weekend. I love the way everything here looks, Whitelaw said. Theres a wealth of beautiful material herea nice mix of nature and structure. Student Art Day was Wednesday. and a Plein Air TGIF party with the artists will be from 5-8 p.m. ET Friday at the Port St. Joe Marina. Tickets are $10. The Invitational wraps up on Sunday. See BURKE A5 See ROGERS A5 By TIM CROFT227-7827 | @PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com Phillip McCroan joined the Port St. Joe City Commission Tuesday night after he beat incumbent Lorinda Gingell for the Group 3 seat. McCroan, a rst-time candidate, pulled in 544 votes, 74 percent of the turnout, to easily coast by Gingell, who won on 26 percent of the ballots, 187 votes. That race was the only one on Tuesdays city ballot after Group 4 Commissioner Rex Buzzett was unopposed. Gingell was completing her rst two-year term on the Commission. The turnout was 28 percent of the registered voters in the city. Results are unof cial until certied by the canvassing board on Wednesday. I hope he does a good job for the city, Gingell said. He faces a lot of challenges. McCroan commended Gingell for a positive campaign, noting that neither candidate had uttered negative public comments about the other. I am humbled, by the turnout and by the vote, McCroan said. We both ran a clean race I think. BURKE EYES POST ROGERS RUNNING FOR DISTRICT3 GROUP 3 SEAT

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LocalA2 | The Star Thursday, May 10, 2012 340 Marina Drive, Port St. Joe, Fl 32456850-227-939325%OFFAPPAREL & GIFTSMAY 10TH 13TH*must have coupon for discount *except previously marked clearance items At the Port St. Joe Marina! At the Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Mothers Day! Mothers Day! Mothers Day! At the Mothers Day! At the Mothers Day! At the Mothers Day! At the Mothers Day! Mothers Day! Mothers Day! Mothers Day! Mothers Day! Mothers Day! Sale Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday May 10th 13th By VALERIE GARMAN 229-7843 | @valeriegarman vgarman@star .com Port St. Joe Mayor Mel Magidson is shaking the bushes anywhere he can for funds to save the Cape San Blas Lighthouse. Commissioners continued the discussion about the potential relocation of the lighthouse to city property at the regular meeting May 1. Magidson reported two house movers have been to the lighthouse grounds to estimate the cost of moving the gift shop and keepers quarters, the most urgent issue. The city should have an estimate within the next week. If it doesnt get moved, its going to wash into the gulf and become an arti cial reef, Magidson said. Its an absolute pot of gold if we can make it happen. An account has been set up by the St. Joseph Bay Historical Society to receive funds to help save the lighthouse. Magidson said the Port St. Joe Redevelopment Agency and the Florida Lighthouse Association are two agencies that may be able to help with funding the relocation of the lighthouse, keepers quarters and gift shop. (Funding) will be the rst big hurdle to get over, but the wheels are turning, Magidson said. Were just shaking the bushes where we can nd it. He reminded commissioners that the city did not initiate the conversation about relocating the lighthouse; it was initiated by Air Force representatives who must nd a solution before the structure is swallowed by the gulf. It just kind of fell in our lap, Magidson said. Well just have to see where it takes us. Utility ratesCommissioners discussed utility rates for the upcoming scal year, debating whether or not to hire a rm to assess the rates as they did last year. City Manager Jim Anderson said if nothing is done, water rates will go up by 5 percent and sewer rates will rise by 4.5 percent. We attened it out last year to keep our rates down, said Anderson, who noted the city brought in Burton & Associates, a company that conducts utility rates assessments, to provide a rate report. Anderson questioned whether or not commissioners wanted to again have Burton & Associates review the utility rates for a cost of $13,000. The city chose to lower rates last year from 8 to 5 percent, which commissioners estimated saved the average customer about $1.20 per month. It looks like property values are going to be down againtheres going to be a problem there, said Commissioner Rex Buzzett. (Last year) we lost the 3 percent and $12,000. Buzzett expressed concern over the citys mounting debt and recommended commissioners leave the rates alone. Magidson also expressed concern over the cost of the assessment. We dont want to spend another $14,000 for (Burton & Associates) to tell us what we already know, he said. Anderson said lowering the rates might also bring more revenue because more people could afford to use their irrigation systems. Its something we need to look at and well come back in a couple of weeks, Anderson said. These numbers are going to directly affect our budget. Centennial Building acousticsLocal engineer Eric Davidson reported to commissioners he took various sound level measurements during the Port St. Joe High School Prom at the Centennial Building. He said the lowest sound levels came from the very center of the room during the time the DJ played music. Davidson said he also intends to measure sound levels during upcoming Wounded Warrior Weekend events and upcoming weddings to see how different event set ups and sound equipment affects the sound levels in the building. Davidson said the next step would be to go to contractors for speci cations and designs to cut back on the noise levels in the building, speci cally on the feedback from the stage area. By TIM CROFT227-7827 | @PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com The price of doing business. That is what Jarrod Lennox said April 26 after he pled guilty to two counts of traf cking in crack cocaine. Lennox, 26, who has a series of drug charges and prison time already under his belt, was sentenced to 10 years in prison, with a minimum mandatory of seven years. The arrest on April 20, when investigators with the Gulf County Sheriffs Of ce found Lennox in possession of 28 grams of cocaine, worth about $4,000, said Gulf County Sheriff Joe Nugent, was just the latest trouble for Lennox. Lennox was arrested along with several other Gulf County residents in early 2007 on federal drug charges. Lennox was sentenced to federal prison and was released on federal probation in January of 2010. In April 2011, Lennox was arrested by Sheriffs Of ce investigators with more than 200 grams of crack cocaine, worth north of $30,000. His bond was set at $100,000 and he posted $10,000 cash and was released pending trial. But almost exactly one year later, Lennox was again arrested with the 28 grams and rather than ght the charge at trial, Lennox chose to plead to the drug charges and the sentence they carried. He told the courtroom at sentencing six days later that the prison time was the cost of doing business. He will begin earning good behavior time in state prison only after seven years. But once released from state prison, Lennox will face more time behind bars, Nugent noted. The U.S. Marshals Of ce has a hold on Lennox for violation of probation on the 2007 federal drug charges he is released by the state. JARROD LENNOXCommissioners mull lighthouse, utility ratesPSJ man sentenced to 10 years on drug charge Courtesy of DEBBIE HOOPER | joebay.comThis aerial shot from April 26 shows the encroaching shoreline outside the fence of the grounds of the Cape San Blas Lighthouse.

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LocalThe Star| A3Thursday, May 10, 2012 Register for Mothers Day Give-Aways Drawings 12:00 Noon, May 12th HANGING BASKETS FERNS HIBISCUS VINES HY DRANGEA ROSESSt. Joe Nursery & Supply706 1st Street (Open Saturday May 12th 8:00-Until) Remember Mothers Day May 13th Mothers Day Give-Aways Mothers Day Give-Aways Mothers Day Give-Aways Mothers Day Give-Aways Mothers Day Give-Aways Mothers Day Give-Aways Mothers Day Give-Aways Mothers Day Give-Aways Register for Register for Register for Register for Register for Register for Register for Register for Register for Register for Register for Register for Register for Register for Register for Register for Register for G ive the Gift that Keeps on Giving LIVE PLANTS! Pd.Pol.Adv. By TIM CROFT227-7827 | @PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com A federal fugitive wanted in North Carolina evaded arrest and remains at large after a chase in Oak Grove last Friday. John Douglas Burt, 37, is wanted by the U.S. Marshals Service for 12 counts of burglary in North Carolina. Marshals arrested Burts wife, Shannone Goff Woolwine, 34, on the North Carolina charges. Burt and Woolwine were in Oak Grove staying with long-lost relatives living on Maddox Street, said Gulf County Sheriff Joe Nugent. He said the family tree involved an adoption and siblings separated early in life and reunited. The relatives in Oak Grove were unaware of the legal problems for Burt and Woolwine and nobody locally was charged, Nugent said. U.S. Marshals were able to track Burt and Woolwine through their use of a food stamp card, Nugent said. Marshals showed up Friday afternoon in Oak Grove and attempted to place Burt under arrest. He was not present at the address and two of the three marshals went to a Palm Blvd. address where Burt was alleged to be. Burt, however, was not there. Meanwhile, Burt and Woolwine pulled up to the Maddox Street address as the remaining marshal was talking with neighbors. The marshal was able to take Woolwine into custody but Burt eluded capture. The Gulf County Sheriffs Of ce and Port St. Joe Police Department deployed of cers and the Gulf Correctional Institution K-9 unit was called in as local authorities established a perimeter around wooded acreage in Oak Grove. The Bay County Sheriffs Of ce sent its helicopter for yovers of the area. Port St. Joe High School was temporarily on lock down as the search unfolded. The search was hindered, Nugent said, because the U.S. Marshals use a different radio frequency than the GCSO and therefore there was a delay in bringing out deputies, K-9 units and tracking dogs. Nugent said it is likely Burt reached a concrete roadway, which muddles scents for tracking dogs, before the perimeter was established and that allowed Burt to escape in a fashion and toward a destination that remained unknown at press time. Burt is described as being 5-foot-10 inches tall and has brown hair, dark eyes and was last seen wearing a blue shirt and khaki pants. Nugent said it is believed he is no longer in the area. Anyone with any information is asked to contact the GCSO at 227-1115. SPECIAL TO THE STARJohn Douglas Burt is shown in this photo. He is wanted by the U.S. Marshals Service for 12 counts of burglary in North Carolina. Federal fugitive eludes authorities in Oak Grove

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Opinion 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 Growing up, I had two or three shows that I had to watch. There was Batman, Gilligans Island and The Andy Grifth Show. All the Batman movies of about 20 years didnt come close to Adam West and the Batman series of the 60s. I still nd it on television and the Booms and Kapows still crank my tractor. Gilligans Island was a little different, it was silly and it was funny when I was young. Now, I just ponder the Mary Ann/Ginger question with friends at work. I have always thought Mary Ann was a lot more attractive than Ginger. Its not something I would spend 30 minutes watching anymore, even to see Mary Ann. The Andy Grifth Show on the other hand is something I can sit and watch anytime. Although I have every episode digitally recorded (thanks to a friend), I will still sit and watch it when it comes on television. It can be silly, but there is just so much good there in my opinion. I have favorite episodes and characters. I know them all. Ive read all the books about the shows, and I know the lines. Being from the South, I understand. I know there are good folks everywhere, but growing up in the South; Im more experienced with my people. Speaking of folks from my home state of Alabama, The Andy Grifth Show had two that were my favorites. Jim Nabors or Gomer was from Sylacauga, Alabama and George Lindsey or Goober grew up in Jasper, Alabama. Folks from Alabama often are stereotyped and Gomer and his cousin Goober were not portrayed as the brightest bulbs in the box on The Andy Grifth Show. Perhaps it was because they were cast as being from North Carolina. You know Im kidding. Although they acted quite stupid on the show, both still had admirable small town qualities to offer Mayberry. When one hears the names Gomer and Goober, you get a picture in your head. Perhaps its not fair, but you do get a picture of the two characters from Andy Grifths show. When I call my son or someone a Goober, Im not calling them a peanut (as in goober peas). It is usually because they have done something not so smart. George Lindsey/Goober passed away recently and I thought Id look into his accomplishments. I knew a lot about him, but I thought Id do a little research and see if there were some things I didnt know. There were. George Lindsey grew up poor, as noted in Jasper, Alabama. In his early teen years, George decided he might like to be an actor. To no surprise, he held down the title of Funniest Boy throughout high school. I never knew Goober was a football hero. He was. George Lindsey attended Florence State Teachers College, now known as the University of North Alabama, on a football scholarship. While quarterbacking the football team, he had the opportunity to participate in theater productions in college. As a matter of fact, the new theater at the University of North Alabama is called the George Lindsey Theatre, in his honor. After college, Goober joined the Air Force and was stationed in Orlando. He was active in the local theater there and started doing stand-up comedy. He was discharged in 1956 and came home to Alabama where he spent a year teaching and coaching basketball at Hazel Green High School. Coach Goober? One year of teaching was all he could handle. It is tough. Actually, Mr. Lindsey used the GI Bill to go to an acting school in New York City. That was a pretty good use of the GI Bill in my opinion. We all know how it turned out. What can I say? You can call me Goober anytime. I think it would be an honor. You can nd more stories at www. CranksMyTractor.com.You can call me a goober CRANKS MY TRACTORBN Heard On Mothers Day, children of all ages thank their moms for the many sacrices made during their childhoods and well beyond, considering how many adult children still hit up their moms for a loan or free babysitting. Unfortunately for many mothers, sacricing extends well beyond sleepless nights and boring recitals. Women frequently leave the workforce during prime earning years to care for families. Consequently, they often fall behind on pay increases and promotions, so their retirement accounts and Social Security benets usually are much smaller than mens. Plus, women live an average ve years longer than men so their already smaller income must stretch even further. Im not trying to bring everyone down, but rather to suggest your best Mothers Day gift this year might be to initiate a frank discussion about your moms personal nances and how she can better prepare for the future. Here are a few topics you might discuss: Put retirement savings rst. You can always borrow money to pay for college or a house, but you cant get a loan to pay for retirement. If shes still working, make sure your mom is enrolled in a 401(k) plan or an IRA and saving as much as possible. Social Security benets. Even if your mother didnt pay into Social Security through work, she will be eligible to collect benets as long as her spouse did. And, if she qualies under her own work record as well as your dads, shell generally receive the higher benet amount of the two. The longer your mom waits to draw Social Security, the larger her monthly benet will grow. Social Security full retirement age is 65 for those born before 1938 and increases gradually to 67 if born after 1959. If she meets eligibility requirements, your mom can begin drawing reduced benets beginning at 62; however, doing so will cut her benet amount by up to 30 percent. However, by postponing benets until after full retirement age, her benet will increase up to 8 percent per year, up to age 70. Also keep in mind: Widows can tap Social Security benets as early as age 60 (50, if disabled). And spousal benets are available if shes divorced, provided the marriage lasted at least 10 years, she remains unmarried and is at least 62. Although many states dont tax Social Security benets, the federal government counts them as taxable income. So, depending on your moms overall retirement income, she could owe federal tax on a portion of her benet. IRS Publication 915 has full details. If your mom begins drawing benets while still working, they could be signicantly reduced depending on her income. Read How Work Affects Your Benets at www.ssa.gov for details. (Note: The reductions arent truly lost since benets will be recalculated upward at full retirement age.) Social Security has a great website for women with information on retirement, disability and other issues in English and Spanish (www.ssa.gov/women). You can help your mom estimate her retirement needs by using their Retirement Estimator, which enters her earnings information to estimate projected Social Security benets under different scenarios, including retirement age and future earnings projections (www.ssa.gov/estimator). Discussing nances isnt as much fun as a picnic in the park, but your mom will appreciate your looking out for her nancial future. Jason Alderman directs Visas nancial education programs. To Follow Jason Alderman on Twitter: www.twitter.com/PracticalMoney. Leon needed more of her attentionLets discuss moms nancial future JASON A A LDERMANI dont think they had Mothers Day when I was a boy. I dont ever remember any owers or chocolates. I cant recall any special accolades or ceremonies featuring Mom. If Brother Hatcher ever paused on the road to Jericho or beside the still waters to have all the mothers stand, I cant bring that to remembrance this morning. I dont remember any hand claps or pats on the back either. We didnt have money for owers and if there was ever a piece of chocolate, she cut it exactly into three equal parts for me, Leon and David Mark. In all her life, our Mother never took a victory lap. She was way too busy. I dont know what time she woke up. But it was always before the rest of us. Id stumble down that hall rubbing the sleep out of my eyes to the smell of bacon and biscuits. Shed meet us with a smile and a good morning hug. She was the most cheerful morning person I ever saw. While we nished breakfast shed be mashing up peanut butter and bananas for our school lunches and imploring us to seize every opportunity this glorious day was going to offer up. Some mornings shed walk us half way to the elementary building. Leon nally had to put his foot down. It was a little embarrassing to be in the eighth grade and still have your mother trailing you to school! Shed be working on supper by the time we came home in the afternoon. It seems like she was always in the kitchen. I can see her now as plain as day, her hands white with dough, that old faded apron, shed be stirring something on the stove and singing, Oh, if I could I surely would, Stand on that rock where Moses stood. Course, she ceased and desisted from about everything when we hit the door. She wanted to know how our day went. Did we learn something new? Did we get our spelling words right? Did we get picked to read out loud? Did me or David hear any bad reports on Leon? She always had time..and she always had questions. Youd a thought shed just been waiting for us to get home. I cant for the life of me today ever remember Mom asking one thing for herself. She could kiss a cut and make it feel better. She could tell if you had a fever just by putting her hand on your forehead. Shed warm up those eardrops so they wouldnt be such a shock to your system. Shed check to see if you had washed behind your ears. She could read Sherlock Holmes or Tarzan of the Jungle with such excitement in her voice to make each come alive. Mom could be really, really smart. And sometimes she could lean a little to the dumb side. You know what I mean? If you lost the baseball game, she didnt act like it was just an unimportant little league game, but she might mention what a good running catch you made in the third inning. And she would remind us that we had to get ready for next Thursdays game against the VFW; and how well we always played against them. But she wasnt always that smart! If you could nish off right quick your piece of that unbelievable Lemon Ice Box pie she would make and kinda mumble that you were still hungry, shed give you her slice every time. Im telling you, you could get it from her just that easy! She musta fell for that trick a thousand times in a row. I never saw anybody in my life that put everybody ahead of herself like our Mother did. Her three children were so different. And David and I always kidded her that she liked Leon the best. But we never doubted in our hearts. Mom had that uncanny instinct to be right there for the one that needed her the most at the moment. And with no formal training, she seemed to know what worked for Leon, what she had to do for David and I can honestly say, she never missed with me either. She could laugh or cry and had that gentle touch. But she loved us enough to lay a chilling word if the occasion demanded and I could give you plenty of stories where she didnt spare the rod! Mom grew with us. When one of my ninth grade girlfriends traded me in for Bobby Brewer or Ricky Hale, she would tussle my hair and joke about all the fish in the sea. When, right after graduation, Mary Hadley Hayden told me she was moving on to greener pastures, Mom didnt touch my hair. She didnt make light of anything. She didnt even bring up Gods plan for me. She sat silently beside my bed and cried all night for a son that had a hurt that she could not fix. In her later years I got to calling Mom on Sunday mornings right at eight oclock to report on her grandchildren or ask for some advice. Guess how many times the phone rang before she picked up? Youd a thought she was just waiting for me. Real mothers dont ever quit. I wish I could call her today. I would love to wish her a happy Mothers Day. I could kick myself for not sending more flowers and candy. I would love to tell her how much she shaped and molded and continues to touch our lives ... But I dont think that is necessary. I bet you Mom figured all that out back when she was mixing up those peanut butter and banana sandwiches for three little boys that not only depended on her, but were also smart enough to figure out this Mothers Day thing way before Hallmark and FTD got involved. Respectfully, Kes HUNKER DOWNKesley ColbertHumane SSociety thank youDear Editor: The St. Joseph Bay Humane Society would like to thank VFW Post Commander Dan McDonough and the members of VFW Post 10069 for their recent generous donation and for their continued support to help provide medical care and shelter for rescued animals from the Gulf County area. Judy MiickSt. Joseph Bay Humane SocietySpecial to The StarDuring scorching Sunshine State summers, many residents beat the heat by taking to the water. Frugal Floridians will be happy to know you can enjoy your pool without sinking under a high electric bill. Following these tips can lead to a refreshingly lower electric bill: Purchase a new pump: New energy requirements for pool pumps save money! National and state regulations require new pool pumps be two-speed or variable-speed. These pumps can reduce the amount of energy used to run your pump by 75 to 90 percent. Reduce pump cycles. Limit pool cycles to four to six hours each day in the summer and three hours per day in the winter. Perform routine maintenance. Maintain your pool pump and lter. Keep drains free of debris to prevent an overworked pump from straining your electric bill. Adjust the temperature. For optimal savings, maintain a pool temperature of 78 degrees. Even a small adjustment, from 80 to 78 degrees, could save you more than $350 a year in electric costs. Insulate. Use a pool cover to help reduce heat loss caused by evaporation and limit debris in the pool. LLETTER TO Th HE EEDITOR Make a splash with your energy-efcient pool or spa Thursday, May 10, 2012AA4 | The Star

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LocalThe Star| A5Thursday, May 10, 2012 budget to be determined in the next weeks or month. This is a start and a great start, said Port Authority board member Leonard Costin. Well build on this. Gonzalez said the goal of the marketing strategy was simple, if also multi-layered Getting the world to pay attention, this is Port St. Joe. This is a broad brush, we are here. He added the plan must be targeted and proactive, a huge reason the agreement was passed back and forth between parties to allow all to comment and provide input and approval. He said success would be easy to gauge. Success is bringing jobs to Gulf County, Gonzalez said. Our only goal is to bring jobs to the community. Goodwill is ne, but goodwill fails over time if we are not successful. Before signatures were af xed to paper, however, there was some debate about the level of the newfound goodwill between the Port Authority and St. Joe, which arrived after nearly a decade of the two sides being at loggerheads concerning developing the port. Port St. Joe resident John Comer noted issues in the past with the company, including a less-thanrobust bottom line in recent years and wondered if the company could deliver on what it was offering. He said while the company was talking a good game, the company hasnt had one in a number of years. He cautioned the Port Authority members, urging them to look at the company and agreement carefully before entering into it. Board members, as well as Barry Sellers, executive director of the Gulf County Chamber of Commerce, however, were quick to counter that argument. This is a new day, a new CEO and a new board (at St. Joe), Sellers said. You have to have a diversi ed economy. I look forward to working with the Port Authority and St. Joe. This is the best opportunity Ive seen in economic development in 20 years. I think we are talking about 700 jobs in seven years, guaranteed. I really do. The port is going to be 90 percent of what we do at the chamber (with economic development). Gonzalez tried to temper expectations, noting that the marketing agreement was an initial step in what the company planned as a multi-year effort. We think three years is a realistic time frame, Gonzalez said. Six months is not realistic. If it takes more than three years I think it is time for re ection. Port Authority member Patrick Jones said that in the meantime there would be opportunities to establish the Port of Port St. Joe as a port of call in the next year through the barge terminal and other options, bringing the port intermittent revenue as development of the port moves forward. One such option, a niche cruise line, will have two dockings in Port St. Joe later this year. Port Authority member Eugene Raf eld, noting the long history of St. Joe and the community, one which often was mutually bene cial an example Raf eld offered was the digging of the Gulf County Canal which helped facilitate the growth of Raf eld Fisheries and Woods Fisheries said the timing of the marketing agreement was appropriate. The timing of marketing the port could not be better, Raf eld said, adding that the port will only grow in partnership with St. Joe as the company has the land to provide deepwater access. You cant market something you dont own. I respect St. Joe for coming to the table the last two years and working with us on developing the port. Time will tell if we are successful or not. NOTICEPURSANT TO CHAPTER 197.402, FLORIDA STATUTES, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE PERSONAL PROPERTY TAXES ASSESSED FOR THE YEAR 2011 ARE NOW DELINQUENT AS OF APRIL 1ST AND SUCH TAXES ARE NOW DRAWING INTEREST AT THE RATE OF 18 PERCENT PER YEAR. UNLESS THE AMOUNT SET OPPOSITE EACH NAME BELOW IS PAID, WARRANTS WILL BE ISSUED THERON PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 197.413, FLORIDA STATUTES, AND THE TAX COLLECTOR WILL APPLY TO THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR AN ORDER DIRECTING LEVY UPON AND SEIZURE OF THE PERSONAL PROPERTY OF THE TAXPAYER FOR UNPAID TAXES. SHIRLEY J. JENKINS, CFC TAX COLLECTOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA00004-025 1 P-0002300 $199.25 ANCHOR REALTY & MORTG. CO. 00004-050 2 P-0002400 $51.01 ANCHOR REALTY & MORTGAGE CO 00004-075 3 P-0002500 $434.29 ANCHOR REALTY & MTG. CO. 00011-910 4 P-0003300 $309.91 BAILEY & SONS DIVERSIFIED INC 00015-020 5 P-0003700 $1,485.33 BAREFOOT COTTAGES DEVELOPMENT 00055-000 6 P-0008700 $527.72 G.E. CAPITAL-COLONIAL PACIFIC 00055-100 7 P-0008800 $1,181.83 GE-CAPITAL-COLONIAL PACIFIC 00065-010 8 P-0009500 $2,939.28 COASTAL COMMUNITY BANK 00156-500 9 P-0022300 $212.53 HEARD LAND CO INC 00181-550 10 P-0024200 $299.34 INTEGRAS THERAPY & WELLNESS 00181-560 11 P-0024300 $94.55 INTEGRAS THERAPY & WELLNESS 00189-070 12 P-0024700 $410.45 BAYSIDE ANIMAL HOSPITAL INC 00190-001 13 P-0025800 $774.04 LITTLE WINGS ENTERPRISES INC 00194-005 14 P-0027000 $517.85 KENNY STRANGE ELECTRIC INC 00196-050 15 P-0027500 $881.93 KILGORE BRICK PAVERS & TILE 00253-245 16 P-0034600 $1,208.15 NORTH FLORIDA ICE VENDING LLC 00293-120 17 P-0039700 $1,342.27 THE HAUGHTY HERON 00330-000 18 P-0043600 $265.93 SOUTHEASTERN MECHANICAL 00339-000 19 P-0044100 $252.49 GANDER J V DISTRIBUTORS INC 00342-050 20 P-0044600 $170.07 STEVE BRANTS ROOFING INC 00347-025 21 P-0045500 $3,319.53 SUMMIT OUTDOOR ADVERTISING INC 00356-100 22 P-0046800 $918.50 ST JOE RENT ALL INC 00366-005 23 P-0047900 $10,325.00 WASTE RECYCLERS HOLDING, LLC 00368-000 24 P-0048600 $139.67 SUBWAY 00371-100 25 P-0049800 $28,732.83 TAUNTON TRUSS PLANT 00378-030 26 P-0052100 $1,006.19 CENTURY 21 GULF COAST REALTY 00412-000 27 P-0054700 $208.17 WEWA LIGHTHOUSE RESTAURANT 00428-000 28 P-0056600 $1,932.91 609 MONUMENT AVENUE LLC 00500-000 29 P-0057600 $22,074.41 MATERIAL TRANSFER INC 00515-020 30 P-0058000 $1,462.32 SWACAT TECHNOLOGIES INC Lunch 11am 3pm EDT, Dinner 5pm 10pm EDTReservations Suggested850-227-7900See you at the Sunset! 602 Highway 98, Port St. Joe, FL 850.227.7900 Happy Mothers Day Sunset Coastal Grillwould like to help you give Mom the greatest treat of all, some of your time, the best view and tastiest food in Port St. Joe and an easy moment to say... ank You for Being the Best Mom! Lunch 11am 3pm EDT, Dinner 5pm 10pm EDT Reservations Suggested 850-227-7900 See you at the Sunset! 602 Highway 98, Port St. Joe, FL 850.227.7900 Happy Mothers Day Sunset Coastal Grill would like to help you give Mom the greatest treat of all, some of your time, the best view and tastiest food in Port St. Joe and an easy moment to say... ank You for Being the Best Mom! I am excited to announce my candidacy for Gulf County Property Appraiser, Burke said. Now is a great time for fresh eyes and a willingness to work hard to make sure property values are where they need to be. We have seen a consistent decline in values over the past several years and I will ensure that all property owners are treated fairly regarding their assessments both real and tangible. One of my top priorities is to make sure all are being treated fairly with their assessments. My door will be open to all citizens and my promise is to serve the people of Gulf County with outstanding customer service. I look forward to listening to your concerns and serving the people of Gulf County. I love this county and I want to make sure we are all working together, every political of ce, to move in the right direction for the future, with honesty, integrity and accountability. Mitch earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business economics in 1989 from Florida A&M University, has studied international trade studies, and has held a Florida Real Estate License for almost 20 years. He worked for nearly 10 years managing the land assets for the largest landowner in Gulf County, where he was responsible for lands in Gulf as well as in the surrounding counties of Franklin and Calhoun. He left his position in 2010 when the local of ce was closed and the building demolished. Burke adds, I understand the values of these large land holdings better than most. I want to ensure that large corporate land holdings in our County are being assessed consistently, and that the individual property owners in Gulf County are not having to pay more to compensate for under assessed values on these holdings. Mitch also has more than 10 years of government experience working in the public sector in the Seminole County Property Appraisers Of ce and the Land Acquisition Ofce, as well as the Department of Business and Professional Regulation. He has also served as Transportation Director for Gulf County Association for Retarded Citizens and Gulf Public Transportation, as well as program director for the Norris D. Langston Youth Foundation. In addition, Mitch has taken numerous courses speci c to land valuation throughout his career which will provide valuable knowledge for the Of ce of Property Appraiser, including Appraisal of Land, Appraisal of Partial Acquisition, Principles of Real Estate Law, Real Estate Acquisition, Real Estate Negotiations, Principles of Real Estate Engineering and Appraisal, Income Approach to Property Valuation, Foundation of Real Property, Bargaining Negotiations, and Assessment Administration. On a local level, Mitch has been actively involved in numerous boards for the City of Port St. Joe as well as in the community. He is currently serving on the City of Port St. Joe Planning & Development Review Board. He has served on the Gulf County Parks & Recreation Board, City of Port St. Joe Dixie Youth Baseball (past president for four years), Kiwanis Club of Port St. Joe (past president), Port St. Joe High School Advisory Committee (past chairman) and First Baptist Church of Port St. Joe (Finance Committee). Mitch is married to Sabrina Burke, who owns and operates Burke & Co. Real Estate Group in Port St. Joe. He has four children, Austin (21) who graduated from Port St. Joe High School in 2009 and attends Troy State University; Andrew (17) who graduates this year from Port St. Joe High School and will be attending Gulf Coast Community College; Coy (14) who is a freshman at Port St. Joe High School; and Emma Grace (7) who is in the First Grade at Faith Christian School. Rogers has been a member of the White City Volunteer Fire Department for 24 years and has served as chief for the past 10. Most everyone in the community has had the opportunity to taste Rogerss cooking, since he has cooked for most local civic and charitable organizations during the past 20 years. Rogers is committed to county-wide voting and also to term limits on the county commission. Rogers is a scal conservative and will pledge to be a good steward of public tax dollars. He believes that we need to return civility to our county government. All of our county and city agencies need to work together for the bene t of Gulf County citizens. Rogers said he wants to cut the government Red Tape and unnecessary, excessive regulation. He believes that we need to get the government of the back of small business so they can create jobs for our community. Rogers said he believes in a common sense approach to government and pledges to be responsive to the citizens and not the special interests. He further states that he will be accessible and return constituent phone calls and always conduct county business in the open. ROGERS from page A1 PORT from page A1 BURKE from page A1

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E-mail outdoors news to tcroft@ star .com OUTDOORSwww.starfl.comSection Section A By VALERIE GARMAN 229-7843 | @valeriegarman vgarman@star .com Wetsuit, check. Air tank, check. Mask, check. Area divers soon will be adding passport to their equipment checklists as they dive the new Panhandle Shipwreck Trail, set to launch in late May. Through the development of the trail, divers will be able to track their underwater journeys in Northwest Florida by passport in an effort by the Florida Division of Historical Resources to bring divers to the Panhandle again and again. It will feature 12 shipwrecks, starting in Pensacola and ending with the wreck of the Vamar in Port St. Joe. Lindsay Smith, an underwater archaeologist with the Florida Bureau of Archaeological Research, is part of a small team developing the trail through a grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The shipwrecks are amazing, theres just a wonderful variety (in the Panhandle), said Smith, who noted it was dif cult to pinpoint only 12 wrecks. Theyre all very close together and theres just so many to choose from. There are tons of wrecks in the Panhandle, and were only highlighting 12 of them. Smith said the ultimate goal in the development of the trail is to help boost the dive economy throughout the region. The Panhandle has a very strong diving community, Smith said. As far as SCUBA shops, theres probably about 20. The idea for the Panhandle Shipwreck Trail came from State Underwater Archaeologist Roger Smith. He thought it would be a great thing for the Panhandle because tourism kind of lagged after the oil spill, Smith said. Were really hoping to get some return tourism and invigorate the local dive communities. Smith and the team of underwater archaeologists also are developing a website, which will be complete with underwater photography and video footage of the Panhandle wrecks featured and links to the dive shops on each leg of the trail. Because of the enthusiastic response the team has received for the Shipwreck Trail, the team assembled some 25 to 30 hours of underwater video footage for all of the Trail candidates, as well as historic photographs. The site will feature 13 short videos, the first introducing the trail and passport and one highlighting each wreck. The passports are in the final stages of development, and Smith said they are hoping to distribute the passports to area dive shops and launch the new website before Memorial Day at the end of this month. The passport will serve as a marketing tool, dive log and souvenir and will hopefully encourage return visitation to the Panhandle area, said Smith. Divers will log visibility, water temperature and weather conditions, pressure and dive time, and record their dive buddy and charter boat from each dive. Dive shops and charter boats will have the opportunity to offer the passport to divers for a small registration fee to participate in the trail, with a registration form to provide information about each passport holder. The shops and boats will each carry an official stamp to verify each dive completed on the trail to be paired with the signature of the captain on the passport. Before the project came to fruition, Smith said the group of underwater archaeologists first needed to speak with area dive shop owners in order to see what type of project would be most beneficial. After the NOAA grant was received, we decided to go into the different communities and gauge interest, Smith said. We went and talked to local dive shop owners about what their customers look for in dive trips. Smith said the response from local shop owners about the development of a shipwreck trail was phenomenal. The team collected 22 shipwreck nominations from the owners and narrowed it down to 12, making sure there were dives for every skill level. The Florida Keys has a similar Wreck Trek, but Smith said the Panhandle Shipwreck Trail will operate a bit differently. They have a much larger number of dive shops, Smith said about the Keys. The visibility (in the Panhandle) isnt the same as the Keys, but the wrecks are close enough to shore to still allow for great underwater visibility. Were looking at it a little bit differently, because we want to track how the sites are being used and who is diving them. Smith said the team plans on utilizing social networking sites like Facebook to allow divers to share their experiences and get in touch with other people who dive the trail. The website will also play an integral part in the development and promotion of the trail. The Panhandle Shipwreck Trail will feature five Pensacola wrecks: USS Oriskany, San Pablo (Russian Freighter), Pete Tide II, YDT 14 and 15 (Navy tenders), and Three Barges; five off the coast of Panama City: Black Bart, USS Strength, FAMI Twin Tugs, USS Accokeek and USS Cheppewa; the Miss Louise in Destin; and Port St. Joes wreck of the Vamar will serve as the easternmost stop on the dive trail. The Vamar is one of Floridas 11 designated underwater archaeological preserves. The ship wrecked under mysterious circumstances in World War II-era Port St. Joe in 1942, and now rests on the ocean floor near the tip of St. Joseph Peninsula. Resting in only 25 feet of water, the Vamar is often considered one of the best shallow water dives on the Emerald Coast. As noted by the Bureau of Archaeological Research, divers can explore the ships steam engine, bilge keels and rudder quadrant and investigate the mystery of the wreck. A plaque will soon be sunk as the last step in designating the wreck of the Vamar as a state underwater preserve. The wreck was dedicated an underwater preserve back in 2004. I think the Shipwreck Trail kind of renewed the interest in getting that plaque down there, Smith said. In order for a wreck to become an underwater preserve, Smith said, it must be nominated by a local group interested in recognizing the site. It comes from a community level, where the people come together and want to recognize a specific site, Smith said. Its all done with public support and volunteer work. Shipwreck trail aims to lure divers to the PanhandleThursday, May 10, 2012 Page 6 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 FreshwaterKing sh and Spanish Mackerel can be found on the buoys out of Mexico Beach right now. Large amounts of herring and hard tails are in this area, so watch for the birds and you should nd sh. Vermillion snapper and large amber jacks are being caught on the bridge rubble sights and around the 18-mile bridge as well.Inshore OffshoreGood amounts of slot sized red sh are hanging around near Towns Beach and close to the Presnells channels. Nice sized trout can be found this week around the deeper holes and channels south of Blacks Island. Live shrimp under a pooping cork should prove deadly for these sh! Lake Wimico has produced a lot of bass lately and that should hold out again this week. Most anglers are using spinner baits and topwater baits at rst light. Depot creek has had great reports of bream and cat sh this week. SPONSORED BY Photos by BOB AND CAROL COX | Special to The StarLookdown Jacks and round scad converge at the Vamar site, where marine life is plentiful. Right, spotted scorpion sh seek safety by camou aging themselves in the reef growth around the wreck of the Vamar. Third down, Lookdown Jacks swim around the Vamar structure. Fourth down, a colony of blenny hides in the reef growth. A loggerhead turtle rests at the oceans oor near the wreck of the Vamar.

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By JASON SHOOT747-5069|@pcnhjasonshoot jshoot@pcnh.com CLERMONT A win literally slipped through Port St. Joes hands Monday. PSJs ve errors proved costly in the Class 1A state semi nals, and Jay advanced to the state title game with a 7-5 win over the Tiger Sharks at the National Training Center Softball Complex. Port St. Joe, playing in its rst state semi nal since 2009, ended its season 24-6. Jay improved to 21-3. The game was tied at 5all until the bottom of the sixth. Olivia Wright led off the Royals half of the inning with a single and advanced to second on Ashlyn Gecks sacri ce bunt. After Tessa Hendricks walked, a elding error allowed both runners to score and break the tie. There were runners on rst and second with one out, said Port St. Joe coach Jim Belin. Theres a pop-up to second, so its an in eld y. The batters already out. I dont know if she closed her glove rst or what, but it hit the glove and caromed out to right eld and scored the runners from rst and second. Belin said the ve errors were very uncharacteristic of his ball club. Defense is one of our strong points, he said. Some of this was lots of nerves, not playing in (the state semi nals) before. Were fairly young. Its funny how when you get one (error), it starts to grow and grow and grow. PSJ tried to rally in the top of the seventh, but Jay pitcher Sydney Lowery kept a runner stranded at third when she induced a gameending yout from PSJs Katie Gardner. The Tiger Sharks got off to a quick start with three runs in the top of the rst inning. Shannon Pridgeon doubled to left-center to drive in Gardner and courtesy runner Kristen Thomas for a 2-0 lead. Brittany King knocked in Pridgeon with a run-scoring single for a three-run advantage. (Pridgeon) has been big for us all year, Belin said. She plays third base, and shes been a good stick for us hitting in the 5 hole. Overall shes been very consistent for us and today was like no other. Shes been hitting the ball real good. She had one or two doubles, and she got it going for us. Jay answered with Hendricks solo home run in the bottom half of the inning to trim the de cit, however, and then seized a 5-3 lead with four more runs in the second. The Tiger Sharks committed three errors and had a passed ball in the second. Olivia Wright had an RBI double during the second-inning outburst, and Geck and Hendricks each contributed with an RBI single. PSJ evened the score at 5-5 in the third. Gardner reached on an error, and Pridgeon again came through with an RBI double to pull the Tiger Sharks within 5-4. King then followed with an RBI single to tie the game. Pridgeon nished the game 2 for 3 with two RBIs and two runs scored. King was 2 for 3 with two RBIs for the Tiger Sharks, who had eight hits total. Wright, Geck, Hendricks and Camille Driver had two hits apiece to power Jay, which rapped out 10 hits. PSJ pitcher MaKayla Ramsey allowed 10 hits and seven runs one earned in six innings. She struck out three and walked two. Lowery scattered eight hits over seven innings and four of the ve runs she allowed were earned. She struck out two and didnt walk a batter. We got a lot out of these kids, Belin said. We came through a tough district with Liberty County. We came back (against) South Walton to get us to the district nals. It was very uncharacteristic of us to play that kind of defense. Weve had lots of games where we have zero and maybe one occasionally. We had a total of ve, and I really think it was nerves. Weve got a couple seniors, but were very young. They just happened at a rough time. WEEKLY ALMANAC ST.JOSEPH BAY APALACHICOLA BAY, WESTPASS TIDETABLES MONTHLY AVERAGESTo nd the tides of the following areas, subtract the indicated times from these given for APALACHICOLA: HIGH LOW Cat Point Minus 0:40 Minus 1:17 East Pass Minus 0:27 Minus 0:27 To nd the tides of the following areas, subtract the indicated times from those given for CARRABELLE: HIGH LOW Bald Point Minus 9:16 Minus 0:03 Sponsor the WEEKLY ALMANACCall Today!227-7847 Date HighLow%Precip Thu, May 1084 63 0% Fri, May 1182 6710% Sat, May 1279 6710% Sun, May 1379 6740% Mon, May 1479 6850% Tues, May 1582 6760% Wed, May 1682 6960% PUBLIC NOTICETHE CODE ENFORCEMENT SPECIAL MASTER WILL HOLD CODE ENFORCEMENT HEARINGS: WHEN: Monday May 14, 2012 TIME: 5:00 p.m. WHERE: Commissioners Chamber SUBJECT: Code Enforcement Violations All persons are invited to attend these hearings. Any person who decides to appeal any decision made by the Special Master with respect to any matter considered at said hearing will need a record of the proceedings, and for such purpose may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. TheCode Enforcement Special Master of the City of Port St. Joe, Florida will not provide a verbatim record of this meeting. INACCORDANCEWITHTHEAMERICANSWITHDISABILITIESACT, persons needing special accommodations to participate in the proceedings should contact Charlotte Pierce, City Clerk, City of Port St. Joe, at City Hall, Telephone No. 850/229-8261. PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA SP O RTS www.starfl.comThursday, May 10, 2012 APage 7SectionBy TIM CROFT227-7827 | @PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com Gulf County Schools are intent on making an IMPACT on the rise of concussion-related injury in prep sports. Last week, football players at Port St. Joe and Wewahitchka Junior/Senior High Schools undertook baseline brain function testing as schools and the state point an increasingly critical eye at head injuries in athletics. The football athletes only those participating in spring football were tested, other sports and football players will follow this summer and into fall were tested under a system known as IMPACT, or Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Test to provide baseline measurements of essential cognitive function. The pre-season tests provide the before, if you will, should a player sustain a head injury requiring diagnosis and treatment during the season. The test is not pass or fail. Athletes are posed a series of problems over a 20-minute session, such as counting shapes by number backwards or recognition of certain shapes and colors within a speci ed time. If the athlete sustains a head injury during the season, his or her response to the same problems after the injury will help determine the extent and seriousness of the injury and treatment protocols. As explained by Rick Williams with Tallahassee Orthopedic Clinic, which administered the test throughout the Panhandle, it is no longer a world of bringing the athlete to the sideline and asking them how many ngers the trainer or coach is holding up. This will provide a baseline, a medical record that can be accessed so you can make a good decision on whether somebody can play or not play, Williams said. This is not sideline stuff. This helps us direct treatment. This is important not just for the fact it is being done, but what Gulf County is doing to ensure the safety of each and every athlete. The IMPACT system was developed at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. It is, according to its website, the rst and most widely-used diagnostic test of its kind, as well as the most scienti cally-validated. More than half of National Football League teams use it and it is employed by all teams in Major League Baseball and the National Hockey League as well as USA Soccer. A counterintuitive statistic is that womens soccer, by ratio of injuries to athletes, is second among team sports behind football in the prevalence of concussions. A host of colleges, prep schools and high school districts around the country also use the IMPACT system. The data base that has been assembled in turn, Williams noted, is so wide that preliminary baseline testing can help diagnose problems before an athletes steps on a gridiron or hard court. In one such instance, an undiagnosed brain aneurysm was discovered through the IMPACT pre-test. Florida lawmakers this spring mandated that the Florida High School Athletics Association or similar sanctioning body implement new guidelines pertaining to head injuries in prep sports. The new law instructs that all athletes must be pulled from competition upon receiving a head injury that causes a variety of symptoms for instance, confusion, memory loss or loss of balance or consciousness. That athlete is prohibited from practice or games until medically cleared and also requires that parents be provided, read and sign a consent form that explains the risk of head injury and what the schools are doing to address them. The Panhandle Area Education Consortium (PAEC) took the effort to another level in its 11-county area, earmarking funds to underwrite the costs of the testing. TOC had been using the IMPACT system on athletes from the Tallahassee area for several years prior to the passage of the legislative bill, seeing it as part of the groups mission of providing athletic trainer services to high schools across the region. PAEC asked TOC if the group would conduct the tests throughout the PAEC region and TOC was able to secure a discounted deal for the entire panhandle area. PAEC is to be commended and the superintendents of all the school districts that make up its board are to be commended for saying We need to get this done. It is a great initiative, Williams said. Awareness of the risk of concussions has been raised by a raft of high-pro le injuries and the deaths of former NFL players Dave Duerson, Ray Easterling and, just last week, future Hall of Famer Junior Seau. Some 1,500 former NFL players are suing the league alleging it knew about risks of brain injury for years and did nothing. As Williams noted, seven of every 10 concussions is the result not of a blow to the head, but of an injury to the brain bouncing inside against the walls of the skull, such as when the neck is twisted at high speed or the head accelerates and decelerates quickly. Therefore, a cheerleader tossed high into the air and then caught in a cradle by cheerleaders standing on the ground faces risk of concussion just as a helmeted football player rushing headlong toward an opponent. The NFL has nally gured this out, Williams said. In short, what happens is that the axons linking synapses in the brain become stretched by injury, losing potassium, which acts as something like motor oil for the engine of the brain, serving as a conductor of impulses between the millions of synapses in the brain. When stretched and absent potassium, those axons become calci ed, becoming resistors rather than conductors of normal brain function. Brain function in that area has been stopped because the axons block the impulse instead of allowing it to pass through, Williams said.A7 Concussions1 Spring football participants at Port St. Joe High School take the IMPACT test to determine baseline cognitive brain function. If a player sustains a head injury, that baseline can be used to assess the extent of the injury and treatment options.Addressing concussions before they happen Port St. Joe falls short in state semi nals

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LocalA8 | The Star Thursday, May 10, 2012A verbal extension was granted through the coalition of seven Florida counties affected by the BP oil spill in 2010, but TDC chairman David Warriner said he was unsure if the extension had been made of cial. The marketing committee discussed using the remainder of the BP funds on new projects with Kerigan Marketing. The board suggested possibly launching a new, mini-campaign with the remainder of the money. We need to make sure were not missing out, Warriner said. Theres a lot of concern with us being idle. Butler reported the search for a new marketing rm and assistant director will be put on hold until an executive director is hired. An interview was conducted with one candidate via Skype after the meeting, but Butler said even if a director is hired soon it might be six weeks before they can begin work. Right now (Kerigan is) the only one on board to carry out this marketing product that hes created, Warriner said. We need to do something. Even with an extension, the BP money must be spent by June 21, leaving no time for a bidding process. The marketing committee decided the best route would be to bring the issue before the Board of County Commissioners and ask for permission to spend the money with Kerigan Marketing on an emergency basis. A special TDC meeting was scheduled for Monday, May 7, but not enough board members showed up to meet requirements for a quorum. The board was to vote on whether or not to bring the need for an emergency expenditure to the BOCC, where the TDC stands with Kerigan Marketing and also on the status of a series of event planning MOUs with independent contractor Statecraft. Issues surrounding the TDCs contracts with Amber Davis and her company, Statecraft, were discussed at both committee meetings. Four of the seven events outlined in separate MOUs were canceled because of last-minute planning issues. Davis has already collected portions of the planning fees, as each MOU requires half of the contracting fee to be paid up front, with the other half paid after the event is completed. The dates for two of the events, a tagged red sh and trout tournament and a sandcastle building contest, were advertised and later cancelled. Although the marketing committee was in support of continuing to contract with KMA, they expressed disapproval with the performance by Statecraft. (Kerigans) meeting was basically an accounting meeting, Warriner said. There was almost no doubt the product was delivered. (With Statecraft,) there are some things that the TDC paid for that havent been delivered. (Butler) cancelled some of them because they werent being performed as promised. The marketing committee voted unanimously in favor of cancelling all MOUs with Statecraft due to non-performance. The recommendation of the marketing committee to sever ties with Statecraft will go before the full TDC at the next meeting. Theres been absolutely non-performance, said board member Tony Whiteld. There are outstanding issues we need to get (county attorney Jeremy Novak) on. As a board, we cant let people take money with no recourse. Warriner said the TDC owns the events, and needs to receive a work product from Statecraft on the events that were cancelled. We need to give (Davis) the bene t of the doubt, Warriner said. We need to let her come in and show what shes done. The budget committee expressed similar feelings regarding the Statecraft events. The mistake that was made was not going out for proposals for an event planner, said budget committee member and Port St. Joe Mayor Mel Magidson. We single-sourced it and thats where we got in trouble. Magidson voted against each Statecraft MOU when they were brought before the board last October. County Commissioner Warren Yeager, who sits on the TDC board and budget committee said, When that BP money came owing, there were a lot of Is that were not dotted and Ts that were not crossed. Finance Clerk Carla Hand reported Davis did submit more materials from the St. Paddys Day by the Bay event, held on March 17, including leftover Visa gift cards, gift certi cates, promotional items and signed af davits from prize winners for the Best Butts on the Bay barbeque cook-off held at the Haughty Heron. Davis turned the items in to the Clerk of Courts on May 1, almost two months after the event took place. As only two teams participated in the cook-off, $600 in Visa gift cards were awarded to Frankie Williams, $350 to David Rich and the remaining $250 were returned to the clerk. In returning the materials, Davis also submitted a letter stating there was a lack of direction due to the ever-changing climate at the TDC and employee/ director inconsistencies. Davis wrote: When St. Paddys Day funds were turned into the Clerk of Courts on March 19, 2012, I indicated that I would be returning all materials, remaining gift cards, afdavits, etc., accompanied by an event close out report to allow for full clarity. The Clerk of Courts did not indicate any information would be needed sooner. Although I have not received a request from the Clerk of Courts to turn in these materials by a certain date, I feel it is in the best interest of all parties to turn all items over the Gulf County Clerk of Courts so in that there are no outstanding questions as to status. Emails obtained through the clerks of ce show Davis was instructed to submit the af davits by March 19, no later than noon. Warriner said the next step in resolving the Statecraft issues is to sit down with Davis and have her present her work product. 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COMMUNITY www.starfl.comThursday, May 10, 2012 BPage 1SectionDomestic Violence Task Force hosts Ladies Night OutBy VALERIE GARMAN229-7843 | @valeriegarman vgarman@star .com Oh yes, its ladies night. The Gulf County Domestic Violence Task Force invites the female population to attend a Ladies Night Out event to help raise awareness and give hope to domestic violence victims in the area. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. ET today at PoJos Art Gallery at 309 Reid Ave. in Port St. Joe. The event is free, and any woman is invited to attend and enjoy a relaxing evening lled with music, wonderful food, a silent auction, 50/50 drawing, guest speakers and more. Ladies Night Out event chairwoman Patricia Mamoran said the purpose of the evening is to help raise awareness of domestic violence in Gulf County and the services the Domestic Violence Task Force provides. The Gulf County Domestic Violence Task Force provides counseling, victim advocacy, emergency shelter, aid and information for victims of domestic violence, and also offers speakers to raise awareness among school classes, civic groups, church groups and service organizations. Mamorans hope is Ladies Night Out will help provide further funding to support awareness and education programs in Gulf County schools. We hope to raise enough money to help our victims, to add to our fund, Mamoran said. Wed also want to go into the schools and help to educate more victims. Mamoran said when victims arrive at the shelter they have often left everything they own behind. We want to be able to help victims when they need groceries, gas, and other necessities, Mamoran said. A lot of these women, when they leave they have nothing, only the clothes on their backs. Last years inaugural Ladies Night Out was a success with about 75 to 100 in attendance, a number Mamoran is hoping to double at tonights event. The event is one of two fundraisers the task force puts on during the year. It was really successful last year, Mamoran said. (Tonight) were hoping to ll it to the rafters. There is no end time to the event; its something Mamoran said will happen naturally. They dont want anyone to feel rushed and hope to just let the good times roll. Nashville singer and songwriter Jerry Arhelger will be playing live music into the night, and the silent auction will feature a variety of items donated from local vendors and merchants, with the big prize a large, at screen T.V. All attendees will also receive goodie bags lled with prizes and information. Mamoran said the community has been an integral part in putting the event together, with many generous donations made for the silent auction and in providing food and entertainment. Everyone weve asked has not turned us down, she said. And I have an awesome team of ladies helping me out. The mission of the Gulf County Domestic Violence Task Force is to provide safety and victim assistance along with prevention and public awareness. Mainly its just a good night for women to get out and just raise awareness for our cause, Mamoran said. All women are invited. For more information, call the task force at 229-2901 or Patricia Mamoran at 481-6917. For more information about the Gulf County Domestic Violence Task Force, visit www.gcdv.org. Kids Win Fishing tourney this weekendStar Staff Report The 10th annual Kids Win shing tournament hopes to get youngsters hooked on shing this weekend. The tournament will be Friday and Saturday at the Port St. Joe Marina. Kids ages 3-16 will test the waters with the hopes of reeling in a trophy-worthy catch. Registration will be open until 5 p.m. ET today, and the registration fee is $12. Kids must be registered by a parent or guardian in order to participate. The rst 350 to register will receive a shing rod, reel, tackle box, Kids Win Tshirt and goodie bag. The fun begins at 3 p.m. ET Friday and wraps up about 6:30 p.m. 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.Free kayak rentals this SaturdayStar Staff ReportThis Saturday, Happy Hours Kayak & Bike Outpost and Scallop Cove BP will offer free kayak rentals to those who wish to participate in an effort to rid the bay of the trash that has accumulated in its shallow waters. The eighth annual St. Joseph Bay Cleanup and Kayak Festival will be from 9 a.m. to noon ET and will allow boaters to enjoy a beautiful morning on the bay while helping to preserve its 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.Star Staff ReportThe Gulf Coast Workforce Board soon will begin enrolling youth and young adults in the Port St. Joe Summer Youth Leadership Program. The program is free, but parents must register their children by applying at the Washington Gym. Registration dates are from 46 p.m. ET Thursday at the Washington Gym and 4-6 p.m. ET Tuesday at the Washington Gym. Operated by the Gulf Coast Workforce Board, the Port St. Joe Summer Youth Leadership program is a full-time leadership program for Gulf County youth that offers supervised playtime, nutritious meals, organized activities, and eld trips. The program will be held at the Washington Gym and in classroom buildings adjacent to the gym and is scheduled to start in June and run through Aug. 3. At rst glance, this program seems to be just fun and games, but this summertime program is designed to promote learning, healthy choices and positive leadership behaviors, said Kim Bodine, executive director for the Gulf Coast Workforce Board. Children aged 6-17 will rotate between several activities throughout the day and week. Program components will include: leadership virtues, arts and crafts, reading/academic and computer skills, gardening, nutrition, and sports/games. Young adults (aged 18-21) who are income eligible will be interviewed and placed in privateand publicsector businesses where they will complete eight-week internships. Interns will earn weekly stipends based upon their performance. Interns also will participate in a nancial literacy training component as well as working on academic remediation (if appropriate), Microsoft training and certi cation, and job search techniques development. The program will begin June 11, and the internship program begins June 4. The summer program ends Aug. 3. Hours of operation during that span will be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday. The Port St. Joe Summer Leadership Program is funded by a grant from the Port St. Joe Capacity Building Fund along with funding from the Gulf Coast Workforce Board, the United States Department of Agriculture, and the City of Port St. Joe. Other community partners involved with the program include the University of Florida Gulf County Extension of ce, the Christian Community Development Fund, the Washington Improvement Group, Gulf County Health Department, Sacred Heart, and the Auburn Youth ministries program. For more information on the Summer Youth program for children aged 6-17, call Johanna White at 850-227-8752. For more information on the Internship program, call Assane Beye at 850-227-8582. HOW TO APPLYApplications are available at the Washington Gym Complex, Room 105 from Assane Beye, or at the North Port St. Joe Community Resource Center located in the Washington Improvement Groups of ce at 401 Peters Street in Port St. Joe. Of ce hours at both locations are 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET (closed for lunch noon to 1 p.m.) on Monday through Friday. Space is limited and will be available on a rst come, rst served basis. Summer youth leadership program registration begins FROM SEED TO PLATEBy VALERIE GARMAN 229-7843 | @valeriegarman vgarman@star .com Port St. Joe Elementary students plated what they once planted during a luncheon last week. What started out as immature seeds at the beginning of the school year grew into a fulledged feast for the fth-graders at PSJE, who enjoyed the fruits, and plenty of veggies, of their labor with a luncheon prepared with the products of an entire school years worth of planting, tilling, watering and harvesting. Through a youth gardening program provided by the University of Florida Institute for Agricultural Sciences (IFAS), students spend the school year maintaining a garden and producing fresh fruits and vegetables. The project works from seed to plate, said Roy Lee Carter, director of the Gulf County IFAS extension of ce. This program is kind of unique. Its probably the only one like it in Northwest Florida. They cultivate it, maintain it and harvest it. After the students enjoyed a meal of turnip greens, kale, collard greens, mustard greens, fresh green beans, potatoes and casseroles made from broccoli, onions, cauli ower and sweet potatoes, followed by strawberry shortcake for dessert, they scurried out to the garden to show off where all that food came from. The garden on the side of the school by the football eld See FISHING B6 See KAYAK B6Photos by VALERIE GARMAN | The StarAt right, a fth-grade student uncovers a strawberry in the garden at Port St. Joe Elementary. Above, a student helps master gardener Sally Beyl harvest cabbage for the students to bring home for their families to enjoy. See PLATE B5

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The Star| B3Thursday, May 10, 2012 PUBLIC NOTICEA Public Hearing will be held at the Planning and Development Review Board (PDRB) meeting on Monday, May 21, 2012 at 8:45 a.m. EST, and at the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) meeting on Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. EST. Both public hearings will be held in the BOCC Meeting Room at the Robert M. Moore Administration Building, 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida. The public hearings will be to discuss and act on the following: The public is encouraged to attend and be heard on these matters. Information prior to the meeting can be viewed at the Planning Department at 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Room 312. 1. Variance Application William Consylman Parcel ID #06314-095R Located in Section 23, Township 9 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida -5 dune walkover to support handicap accessibility. 2. Variance Application Dennis R. Faust Parcel ID #06370-385R Located in Section 36, Township 8 South, Range 12 West, Gulf County, Florida Encroachment into side setbacks next to common property. 3. Variance Application Robert Dawkins Parcel ID #03180-235R Corrective action to an existing access ramp and dune walkover. 4. Staff Reports LDR Revisions including Sign and Flood Ordinance, Proposed Comprehensive Plan Amendments 5. Public and Open Discussion (2012-39) School NewsNew greenery for Earth Day Star Staff Report Port St. Joe Elementary and Wewahitchka Elementary are a little bit greener with the addition of cleanair machines to their campuses. These arent just trees, theyre clean air machines remember that, said Halsey Beshears, president of the Florida Nursery Growers and Landscape Association, during a visit to PSJE recently. Beshears, pointing to a freshly planted crepe myrtle tree, said one small tree can give four boys enough clean air to breathe for eight hours. Both schools celebrated Earth Day and National Arbor Day on April 23 with the addition of new greenery to the grounds, donated by FNGLA. In conjunction with a public and private partnership with the FNGLA the Gulf School District procured a $20,000 donation of landscaping materials to beautify the campuses. With this gift, the school campuses atmosphere will be more conducive for a better learning environment and more inviting to guests, said Superintendent Jim Norton, who noted that tax dollars cannot be used for trees and landscaping for the schools. In honor of Earth Day and National Arbor Day FNGLA donated a variety of plants, trees and labor in support of the beauti cation project for Gulf County Schools. Beshears, also the vice-president of Simpson Nurseries in Monticello, visited both schools to present the donations. PSJHSs Wizard of Oz tonightStar Staff ReportAt 6:30 p.m. today, May 10, musical theater students of Port St. Joe Junior/Senior High School will present The Wizard of Oz in the high school commons area. Janel Kerigan will play Dorothy; Avery Little and Samantha Taylor will play the Lion; Vern Barth and Stephanie Brinkmeier the Tinman; and Samuel McGee and Anastasya Paul as Scarecrow. The students deserve consideration and attention for this production, said teacher Ann Comforter. Because of a family emergency, Comforter will not be in attendance and the theater students have accepted the responsibilities for this production. Please come out and support the theater students. This is a free production. Please come out and attend. By HAYDEN LEESpecial to The StarGeneral information April 25 and May 2: Seventh-grade students went on a trip to the new Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve, where they were involved in a scavenger hunt to nd animals on a huge mural. They also watched a movie about the mural. They got to hold snakes and observe crystal-clear aquariums full of wildlife. There were lots of fossils, whale bones and skulls. Students lunched and relaxed at the Millender Park; then they walked the boardwalk at the old ANERR site, where they observed tropical scenery, eagle nests and many other sites. April 26: 10th-graders rode the government barge to the St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge on St. Vincent Island. Students walked a mile and a half through pine woods, across dunes, along the beach and visited four stations called Red Wolf, Sea Turtle, Prescribed Burning and Birds, where they interacted with all kinds of animals. Students saw different kind of birds and handled sea turtle skulls and other wildlife. May 10: 6 p.m., senior dinner; 6:30 p.m., drama production The Wizard of Oz May 12: 9:30 a.m., AP Statistics practice exam May 15: 8 a.m., Algebra\EOC Exam; 10:45 a.m., SWAT MeetingJunior High; 11:25 a.m., Senior Pep Rally; noon, Seniors last day. May 16: noon, AP Statistics nal. Senior semester exam scheduleMay 14: rst period, 8-8:55 a.m.; second period, 8:59-9:54 a.m.; third period 9:58-10:53 a.m.; Junior High lunch, 10:53-11:23 a.m.; Junior High fourth period, 11:27 a.m. to 12:17 p.m.; Exam Senior High fourth period, 10:57-11:45 a.m.; Senior lunch bell 11:45 a.m.; Senior High lunch, 11:47 a.m. to 12:17 p.m.; Exam, fth period, 12:21-1:11 p.m.; Exam, sixth period, 1:15-2:05 p.m.; Exam, seventh period, 2:09-2:57 p.m. May 15: Exam, rst period, 8-9:05 a.m.; Exam, second period, 9:10-10:15 a.m.; Exam, third period, 10:20-11:25 a.m.; senior farewell pep rally, 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.; Lunch (all students except seniors) 12:15-12:45 p.m; fourth period, 12:50-1:20 p.m.; fth period, 1:25-1:55 p.m.; sixth period, 2-2:30 p.m.; seventh period, 2:35-3 p.m.Clubs May 11: Math Club EOY event all day May 15: National Honor Society at 11:50 a.m.Sports May 17: 7 p.m., Spring Football Game at Shark Field with Port St. Joe, Wewahitchka and Franklin County, each playing a half against the other two. Come out and support the Sharks! Go Sharks! SPECIAL TO THE STARJeremiah Fitzgerald of Wewahitchka Elementary School recently placed rst in the state for Instrumental Percussion. Jeremiah plays the drums and he is the son of Pastor Louis and Lisa Fitzgerald of the Church of God in Wewahitchka. Congratulations, Jeremiah!Special to The StarFaith Christian School students enjoyed Fabulous Friday on April 6. They were treated to games, crafts and activities including a scavenger hunt. Students also learned the story of the resurrection eggs that are used to explain how Jesus gave his life for our sins and rose again on the third day and how He is preparing a place for his children in Heaven. Everyone decorated special Easter cookies, and as you can imagine, enjoyed the eating just as much as the decorating. Thank you to all of the volunteers who helped make this day fabulous. Special events are not uncommon at FCS. They are an important part of the learning process. For more information, call 229-6707. DAZZLING DOLPHINS WES STUDENTS OF THE WEEKSPECIAL TO THE STARBack row from left: Jacob Barlow, fth grade; Conner Mills, sixth grade; Delaney Lister, fourth grade. Front row from left: Emma Birmingham, rst grade; Preston Stacey, kindergarten; Cole Price, third grade; Abby Tillery, second grade.SPECIAL TO THE STARPre-kindergarten: Sara Beasley. Kindergarten:Jasmine Foster. First grade: Nathan Duong. Second grade: Hunter Weston. Third grade: Julia Bohannon. Fourth grade: Joe Becton. Fourth grade:Tallis Assi. Fifth grade: Michael Rogers (not pictured). Sixth grade: Drena Watkins. Bus Riders of the week: Colton Raker, Wake Giffen and Erin Sinior. FITZGERALD DRUMS HIS WAY TO STATE The Lions Tale VALERIE GARMAN | The StarPSJE students gather to celebrate Earth Day and National Arbor Day with the addition of new trees on campus.

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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 9 11 AM MONDAY : LIFETREE CAF 7 PM WEDNESDAY: MENS BIBLE STUDY 8 AM & WOMENS BIBLE STUDY 5 PM1602 Hwy 98, Mexico Beach, FL(850) 890.1424 www.livingwateratthebeach.com Jerry Arhelger, SOUTHERLAND FAMILY FUNERAL HOME507 10th Street Port St. Joe(850) 229-8111 TO KNOW CHRIST AND TO MAKE HIMKNOWNST. JAMES EPISCOPAL CHURCH800 22ND STREET, PORT ST. JOE8:00 and 11:00 a.m. (EST) Sunday School 9:45 www.stjamesepiscopalchurch.orgCome worship with us! Rector Father Tommy Dwyer In loving memory of Aubrey Donaldson 10-5-50 to 5-6-10 Miss you, Baby. We love you, Betty Rowland and Joe, Scott, Bobby, Cathy and LarryZion 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 at 11 a.m. ET May 13. In honor of Mothers Day, dinners will be available for a donation of $7 each. We encourage families or individuals to dinein at the church dining hall and enjoy a delicious freshly homecooked dinner with their mother or family members. Dinners may be pre-ordered for take out and will be available at 11:30 a.m. Call Deaconess Amy Rogers for tickets at 229-8515 or 227-4041. Menu is vegetables (choice of one), collard greens or peas; starches (choice of two), rice and brown gravy, macaroni and cheese, dressing and giblet gravy or potato salad; meat (choice of one), chicken (fried or baked); bread, cornbread or rolls; dessert, bread pudding and tea for drink.Annual Youth Day at Philadelphia PrimitiveOn the fourth Sunday in May, May 27, the Youth Department of Philadelphia Primitive Baptist Church will observe Annual Youth Day 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 Ave. 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. Audrey Ann Brock Hardy Figueira, 63, passed from this life on Monday, April 30, 2012, at her home. Audrey was born in Alford, Fla., on Nov. 18, 1948, and a lifelong resident of Gulf County, Fla. She graduated from Gulf County Adult School and then went on to graduate from Gulf Coast Corrections Of cers Standards in 1988. Audrey started her career as a correction of cer with Corrections Corporations of America in 1989. She was preceded in death by her parents, Herman and Ida (Skipper) Brock; and a sister, Bonnie Jean Pool. Survivors include Joseph Figueira of Port St Joe; three daughters, Maxine (McPherson) Latta and husband, Michael, of Panama City, Polly (Hardy) Smith of Port St. Joe, and Patty (Hardy) Wilson Minger and husband, Ronald, of Brewton, Ala.; one son, Huey Huston Hardy Jr. and wife, Shannon, of White City, Fla.; six grandchildren, Andria Latta of Panama City, Charles Wayne Smith of Fort Royal, Va., Sarah Smith of Port St. Joe, David Keith Wilson of Brewton, Ala., Haley and Raelyn Hardy of White City, and Amanda (Causey) Simpson; one great-grandson, Michael Aaron Price of Panama City; one brother, Joe Brock and wife, Sandra, of Highland View; and several special nieces and nephews, Nona (Pool) McCall, Franklyn Pool, Renda Kay Brock Almer and Joey Brock. Audrey was laid to rest on Friday, May 4, 2012, in Holly Hill Cemetery in Port St. Joe, and the funeral was under the direction of Holly Hill Funeral Home, Port St. Joe, Fla.Audrey Ann Brock Hardy FigueiraCourtney Erin McMillion, soon to be Courtney McMillion Norris, and the youngest of three girls birthed to Arnie and Margaret McMillion, departed this life on April 27, 2012, in Jacksonville, Fla. Born on May 14, 1988, in Panama City, Fla., Courtney lived most of her life in Wewahitchka, Fla. She was a strong and optimistic young woman and an inspiration to everyone that had an opportunity to know her. Courtney was a graduate of Wewahitchka High School, Class of 2006, and the University of Central Florida, Class of 2011. She was employed by Durance Elementary School in Orlando, Fla., where she was honored in teaching their Varying Exceptionalities Class. Courtney was a member of Orlandos chapter Theta Alpha Society and of The Summit Church Family of Orlando. Courtney had plans to one day enter a post secondary program in educational leadership. She was preceded in death by maternal grandparents, Ray E. and Katie Stripling; and paternal grandparents, Arnold E. McMillion and Lauris Mixon. Courtney is survived by her parents, Arnie and Margaret McMillion; anc, Zac Norris; sister, Jasmine Hysmith and husband, David; sister, Kimberly McMillion; nephews, Hunter, Landon, and Corbin Hysmith; grandfather, Elvin Mixon, whom all reside in Wewahitchka, Fla.; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Our Oik will be remembered by all who knew and loved her as an extraordinary young woman with an infectious smile, fun loving personality and unconditional loving heart.Courtney Erin McMillion FAITHThursday, May 10, 2012 Page B4This business invites you to visit the church of your choice this week. www.starfl.com Obituaries Faith BRIEFS In Loving MEMORY NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYERTIM CROFT | The StarEvents were held around the county Friday to celebrate National Day of Prayer, a day of honoring the freedom of religion with the hope of remembering and restoring some of the fundamental principles of faith to society as a whole. At the Bridge of St. Joe, a ceremony was held that included prayers from resident Wilma Tipton, who prayed for a friend who had lost a loved one, and Eugene Russ, who prayed that the country remember its faith-based roots.

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LocalThe Star| B5Thursday, May 10, 2012 2011 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report Mexico Beach Water SystemWere pleased to present to you this years Annual Water Quality Report. This report is designed to inform you about the quality water and services we deliver to you every day. The Mexico Beach report covers the period from January to December 2011. Our constant goal is to provide you with a safe and dependable supply of drinking water. We are committed to ensuring the quality of your water. Bay County is the provider of the Citys water supply. The Bay County Annual Water Quality Report is also included in this report. Once the water is received by Mexico Beach, chlorine is reintroduced for disinfectant purposes and AquamagTM is added for iron sequestration. Surface Water Source Bay County Water Treatment Plant uses a conventional treatment process consisting of coagulation, occulation, sedimentation, ltration, pH adjustment, disinfection, uoridation and corrosion control. The treatment process includes adding lime occasionally to provide additional alkalinity to the raw water so that it can react with the primary coagulating chemical ferric sulfate, which is added to remove particles and organics. Polymer is also added to assist in the coagulation process. Sodium Hypochlorite is added to maintain disinfection in the distribution system. The addition of zinc orthophosphate reduces the corrosiveness of the water. Fluoride, in the form of hydrouosilicic acid, is added as a supplement to prevent tooth decay. Lime is also added at the end of the process to increase the pH. These processes are needed to meet the drinking water standards as set by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP). Source Water Assessment Plan and Water Quality Monitoring In 2011 the Department of Environmental Protection performed a Source Water Assessment on Bay Countys system. The assessment was conducted to provide information about any potential sources of contamination in the vicinity of Bay County Surface Water intake. The surface water system is considered to be at high risk because of the many potential sources of contamination present in the assessment area. The assessment results are available on the FDEP Source Water Assessment and Protection Program website at www.dep.state..us/swapp or they can be obtained from Bay County Utility Services by calling (850)248-5010. If you have any questions about this report or concerning your water utility, please contact Mary Leonard at (850)-648. We encourage our valued customers to be informed about their water utility. If you want to learn more about our utilities, please contact the Public Works Department at (850) 648-5700 or you may attend one of our regular monthly Council meetings, held the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00pm CST in the Mexico Beach Civic Center. The City of Mexico Beach routinely monitors for contaminants in your drinking water according to Federal and State laws, rules, and regulations. Except where indicated otherwise, this Mexico Beach report is based on the results of our monitoring for the period of January 1st to December 31, 2011. As authorized and approved by EPA, the State has reduced monitoring requirements for certain contaminants to less often than once per year because the concentrations of these contaminants are not expected to vary signicantly from year to year. Some of our data though representative, is more than one year old. In the table below you will nd terms and abbreviations you might not be familiar with. To help you better understand these terms weve provided the following denitions: Maximum Contaminant Level or MCL: The highest level of a contaminant that is allowed in drinking water. MCLs are set as close to the MCLGs as feasible using the best available treatment technology. Maximum Contaminant Level Goal or MCLG: The level of a contaminant in drinking water below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MCLGs allow for a margin of safety. Non-detect or ND means not detected and indicates that the substance was not found by laboratory analysis. Non applicable (N/A). Does not apply. Action Level (AL): The concentration of a contaminant, which, if exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirements, which a water system must follow. Parts per million (ppm) or Milligrams per liter (mg/I) one part per million corresponds to one minute in two years or a single penny in $10,000.00. Parts per billion (ppb) or Micrograms per liter (ig/1) one part per billion corresponds to one minute in 2,000 years or a single penny in $10,000,000.00. Picocurie per liter (pCi/L) measure of the radioactivity in water. Nephelometric Turbidity Unit (NTU) The measurement of the clarity of water. Turbidity in excess of 5 NTU is just noticeable to the average person. TT (Treatment technique) Required process intended to reduce the level of a contaminant in drinking water. MRDL (Maximum Residual Disinfectant Level) The highest level of disinfectant allowed in drinking water. There is convincing evidence that addition of a disinfectant is necessary for control of microbial contaminants. MRDLG (Maximum Residual Disinfectant Level Goal) The level of a drinking water disinfectant below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MRDLGs do not reect the benets of the use of disinfectants to control microbial contaminants. Initial Distribution System Evaluation (IDSE): An important part of the Stage 2 Disinfection Byproducts Rule (DBPR). The IDSE is a one-time study conducted by water systems to identify distribution systems locations with high concentrations of total trihalomethanes (TTHMs) and haloacetic acids (HAA5). Water systems will use results from the IDSE, in conjunction with their Stage 1 DBPR compliance monitoring data, to select compliance monitoring locations for the Stage 2 DBPR. Water Quality Test Results. 2011 MEXICO BEACH TEST RESULTS TABLE Contaminant and Unit of MeasurementDates of AL Exceeded Y/N90th Percentile ResultNo. of sampling MCLGAL (Action Level)Likely Source of sampling (mo./yr.) sites exceeding the AL Contamination Lead and Copper (Tap Water) Copper (tap water) (ppm) Aug & Sept.2011N 0.14 0 of 20 1.3 1.3 Corrosion of household plumbing systems; erosion of natural deposits; leaching from wood preservatives Lead (tap water) (ppb) Aug & Sept 2011N 1 0 of 20 0 15 Corrosion of household plumbing systems, erosion of natural deposits STAGE 1 DISINFECTANT/DISINFECTION BY-PRODUCT (D/DBP) Disinfectant or Contaminant Dates of SamplingMCL or MRDL Level Detected Range of Results MCLGMCL Likely Source of and Unit of Measurement (mo./yr.) Violation Y/N or MRDLGor MRDL Contamination Haloacetic Acids (ve) 01/11By-product of drinking (HAAS) (ppb) 12/11 N 39 13.3-56.1 N/A MCL=60 water disinfection TTHM (Total 01/11By-product of drinking Trihalomethanes) (ppb) 12/11 N 61 19.37-87.2 N/A MCL=80 water disinfection 1/11MRDLGMRDL Water additive used to Chlorine (ppm) 12/11 N 0.75 0.2-1.2 =4 =4.0 control microbes Note: The result in the Level Detected column for TTHMs, HAA5s and Chlorine are the highest of the four quarterly running annual averages of results from all sampling sites. If present, elevated levels of lead can cause serious health problems, especially for pregnant women and young children. Lead in drinking water is primarily from materials and components associated with service lines and home plumbing. Mexico Beach Services are responsible for providing high quality drinking water, but cannot control the variety of materials used in plumbing components. When you water has been sitting for several hours, you can minimize the potential for lead exposure by ushing your tap for 30 seconds to 2 minutes before using water for drinking or cooking. If you are concerned about lead in your water, you may wish to have your water tested. Information on lead in drinking water, testing methods, and steps you can take to minimize exposure is available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline or at http:www.epa.gov/safewater/lead. The sources of drinking water (both tap water and bottle water) include rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, reservoirs, springs, and wells. As water travels over the surface of the land or through the ground, it dissolves naturally occurring minerals and, in some cases, radioactive material, and can pick up substances resulting from the presence of animals or from human activity. Water Quality Test Results 2011 BAY COUNTY TEST RESULTS TABLE MICROBIOLOGICAL CONTAMINANTS Contaminant andDates of sampling (mo./yr.)MCL ViolationThe Highest The Lowest Monthly MCLG MCL Likely Source of Unit of Measurement YIN Single MeasurementPercentage of Samples Contamination Meeting Regulatory Limits Turbidity (NTU)1/11-12/11 N 0.25 100% N/A TT* Soil runoff Turbidity is a measure of cloudiness of the water. Monitoring turbidity is an indication of the effectiveness of the ltration system. Turbidity can interfere with disinfection and provide a medium for microbial growth. The result in the lowest monthly percentage column is the lowest monthly percentage of samples reported in the Monthly Operating Report meeting the required turbidity limits. *The Treatment Technique standard is 95% of the turbidity readings must be at 0.3 NTU or less. Contaminant andDates of sampling (mo./yr.)MCL ViolationLevel Detected Range of Results MCLG MCL Likely Source of Unit of Measurement YIN Contamination INORGANIC CONTAMINANTS Barium (ppm) 04/11 N 0.0082 N/A 2 2 Discharge of drilling wastes; discharge from metal reneries; erosion of natural deposits Fluoride (ppm)04/11 N 0.036 N/A 4 4.0 Erosion of natural deposits; discharge from fertilizer and aluminum factories. Water additive which promotes strong teeth when at optimum levels between 0.7 and 1.3 ppm Nickel (ppb) 04/11 N 2.2 N/A N/A 100 Pollution from mining and rening operations. Natural occurrence in soil. Sodium (ppm) 04/11 N 6 N/A N/A 160 Salt water intrusion, leaching from soil RADIOACTIVE CONTAMINANTS Radium 226 + 228 or combined radium04/11 N 0.8 N/A 0 5 Erosion of (pCi/L) natural deposits SYNTHETIC ORGANIC CONTAMINANTS INCLUDING PESTICIDES AND HERBICIDES Di (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (ppb)04/11& 07/11 N 0.66 ND-0.66 0 6 Discharge from rubber and chemical factories. TOTAL ORGANIC CARBON Lowest Running Dates of TT Annual Contaminant and UnitSampling (mo/yr) Violation Y/NAverage, ComputedRange of Monthly MCLG MCLLikely Source of Contaminationof Measurement Quarterly, of Removal Monthly Ratios Removal Ratios Naturally present in Total Organic Carbon01/11-12/11 N 1.40 1.05-1.82 N/A TT The environmentContaminants that may be present in source water include: (A) Microbial contaminants such as viruses and bacteria, which may come from sewage treatment plants, septic systems, agricultural livestock operations, and wildlife. (B) Inorganic contaminants such as salts and metals, which can be naturally-occurring or result from urban storm water runoff, industrial or domestic wastewater discharges, oil and gas production, mining, or farming. (C) Pesticides and herbicides which may come from a variety of sources such as agriculture, urban storm water runoff, and residential uses. (D) Organic chemical contaminants including synthetic and volatile organic chemicals, which are byproducts of industrial processes and petroleum production, and may come from gas stations, urban storm water runoff, and septic systems. (E) Radioactive contaminants, which can be naturally occurring or be the result of oil and gas production and mining activities. In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, EPA prescribes regulations which limit the amount of certain contaminants in water provided by public water systems. FDA regulations establish limits for contaminants in bottled water, which must provide the same protection for public health. Drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants. The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that the water poses a health risk. More information about contaminants and potential health effects can be obtained by calling the Environmental Protection Agencys Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1-800-426-4791. Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general population. Immune-compromised persons such as persons with cancer undergoing chemotherapy, persons who have undergone organ transplants, people with HIV/AIDS or other immune system disorders, some elderly, and infants can be particularly at risk from infections. These people should seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers. EPA/CDC guidelines on appropriate means to lessen the risk of infection by Cryptosporidium and other microbiological contaminants are available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800-426-4791). We at City of Mexico Beach work to provide top quality water to every tap. We ask that all our customers help us protect our water sources, which are the heart of our community, our way of life and our childrens future. was exploding with crops, many that towered over the students as they hurried down the aisles in search of vibrant red strawberries and yellow squash hiding under the mounds of leaves and piles of red potatoes still buried in the soil. Each student also was given a head of cabbage and sweet onions harvested from the garden to take home to their families. One student said he hoped to see onion rings on his dinner plate in the near future. Carter has headed gardening projects for Gulf County fthgraders the past 15 years, with about 160 students involved this year. Every fth-grader in Gulf County, whether in public schools or private schools, is involved in this program, said Carter, who also runs gardening programs at Wewahitchka Elementary and Faith Christian School. Carter said the goal of the program is to encourage the students to eat healthy and take the gardening practices home to their families. We have a variety of different programs, but gardening and horticulture is one of my strong points, Carter said, noting everything on the lunch plates that day was planted that same year. We grow everything in the span of the school year; we start the project when school starts in the fall, Carter said. We time everything. This is the target date. The red potatoes were planted in February, and the green beans and berries in the fall. The greens do real well out here, Carter said, and it was easy to see based on the vast amount of greens served at the luncheon: four different kinds. The verdant garden also yields produce that wasnt on the days lunch spread including tomatoes, bell peppers, yellow squash, asparagus, kohlrabi, cabbage, sweet onions and a variety of herbs. We want (the students) to understand where their food is coming from, how to prepare it and all of the nutritional benets, said local IFAS extension agent Melanie Taylor, who spent the morning at the elementary school helping to prepare the lunch. Carter said the program wouldnt be possible without the help of volunteer master gardeners from the UF-IFAS master gardening program, Sally and David Beyl, John Rich and Carla Hand, and program assistant Louise Jones. Jones, who also helped prepare the food for the luncheon, was quick to make sure all of the students ate their greens before she served them their strawberry shortcake dessert. You better eat your vegetables, or you wont get dessert! The program also receives funding assistance through grants from the Jesse Ball duPont Foundation, the Tapper Foundation and the St. Joe Company. We get a kick out of it when it clicks for them, said David Beyl, who helps guide the students through the gardening process. They say, Wow! We planted that! Sally Beyl also helped to serve and prepare the food, and helped one of the students cut a few large cabbage heads out of the ground that afternoon. Its fun to see them look at the broccoli owers and say, oh thats what we eat at home, she said. We hope maybe someday theyll have a garden when they grow up. PLATE from page B1 VALERIE GARMAN | The StarIFAS Master Gardener David Beyl serves up some kale and mustard greens on during a luncheon at PSJE May 1.

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Bruner Attorney Personal & Business BankruptcyOver 30 Years Legal Experience850-670-3030 bankruptcy relief under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Before you decide, ask us to send you free written information 9454 HWY 98 BEACON HILL AT THE MEXICO BEACHCITY LIMITS (850) 647-2971 9454 HWY 98 BEACON HILL AT T H E MEXICO BEAC H C ITY L I M ITS (850) 647-2971 OPEN DAILY AT 11 PACKAGE STORE & LOUNGEGREAT SELECTION OF ALL YOUR FAVORITE BEER, WINE & SPIRITSWWW.LOOKOUTLOUNGE.COM UPCOMINGEVENTSLIVEMUSICONTHEPOOP DECK FRIDAY & SATURDAY 7PMETKARAOKE & DJ IN THE (NON-SMOKING) CROWS NESTWEDNESDAY THRU SATURDAY 9PMETMEMORIAL DAY WEEKENDRANDY STARK WITH ART LONG FRIDAY 7PMET BOBBYKENNEDY & MICHELLE MILLIGANSATURDAY & SUNDAY 7PMET Fishing begins at 7 a.m. Saturday and lasts until noon, when weigh-ins begin. 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 850-227-9393. 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. Participants must provide a valid credit card as security against loss or damage to free rental equipment. Adults 18 and over must sign a waiver of liability for themselves and their minor children. Reservations can be made by calling Happy Ours Kayak & Bike Outpost at 229-1991 or Scallop Cove BP at 227-1573. Star Staff ReportsHealthy Start baby shower today The Healthy Start Coalition would like to invite all pregnant women, soon-to-be dads and new parents from Gulf and Franklin Counties to their fourth annual baby shower at 5 p.m. ET today at the Centennial Building in Port St. Joe. Admission is free, and the event will feature games, food, door prizes and information stations addressing issues and questions new parents often have. The event will feature tables from both non-pro t and for-pro t organizations with information on issues such as shaken baby syndrome, infant safety, fetal alcohol syndrome, smoking cessation, how to prevent sudden infant death syndrome, car seat safety, breast feeding, birth control, safe sleep and more. We try to bring a lot of different vendors and organizations to the community so they know what services are out there, said Suzy Nadler of the Healthy Start Coalition. One of the main goals is to just bring awareness to the community.Construction begins Monday on State Road 22Construction begins Monday on State Road 22 in Bay County from Star Avenue to the Gulf County line. Drivers can expect daily lane closures from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT through July 1 between the Callaway Bayou Bridge and the Gulf County line. The project includes resurfacing, minor drainage work, pavement markings and signage. The traf c signal at Star Avenue will be replaced with mast arm (metal) poles. Southbound left and right turn lanes, a northbound left turn lane and a westbound right turn lane will be added at Star Avenue. County Road 2297 will also receive an eastbound right turn lane. Drivers are reminded to pay attention to the speed limit when traveling through the construction area, and to use caution, especially at night when driving in work zones. For more Florida Department of Transportation District Three information, follow them on twitter @myfdot_nw .FDOT to hold State Road 30-A public information meetingThe Florida Department of Transportation will hold a public information meeting regarding improvements to State Road 30A from SR 30E (Cape San Blas Road) to SR 30 (U.S. Highway 98) in Gulf County. The meeting will be from 5:30-6:30 p.m. ET May 17 at the St. Joseph Bay State Buffer Preserve, 3915 S.R. 30A, Port St. Joe. Proposed improvements include widening and resurfacing of the existing roadway as well as drainage improvements. Additionally, the bridge rail and the guardrail along the Simmons Bayou Bridge will be updated. Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability or family status. Persons who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act, or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact the Departments General Consultant Project Manager, Sandra Lamb, P.E., at 850-638-2288 at least seven days before the meeting. For more Florida Department of Transportation District Three information, follow them on Twitter @myfdot_nw County Democratic Party meetingThe Gulf County Democratic Party will meet at 5 p.m. ET May 17 at the Gulf County Library, Courthouse Complex, Port St. Joe. We welcome your attendance. For more information, call Amy Rogers at 229-1551. News BRIEFS KAYAK from page B1 FISHING from page B1 FILE PHOTOA young angler displays his catch at last years Kids Win tournament.

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CLASSIFIEDSThursday, May 10, 2012 The Star | B7 87311S 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: 138 Date of Issuance: May 27, 2009 Application No: 2012-17 R.E. No. 00741-093R Description of Property: FARM #22 (5 acres, more or less) of Gulf County Farms, Inc., Properties, an unrecorded subdivision of that portion of Section 19, Township 5 South, Range 9 West, Gulf County, Florida, lying West of State Road No. 71, more particularly described as follows: COMMENCE at the intersection of the North line of Section 19, Township 5 South, Range 9 West, Gulf County, Florida, and the Westerly right of way line of State Road No. 71, said State Road having a right of way of 66 feet; thence South 18 Degrees 16 Minutes 20 Seconds East along said right of way line for 3902.75 feet; thence South 71 Degrees 43 Minutes 40 Seconds West for 726.00 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Thence South 18 Degrees 16 Minutes 20 Seconds East for 300.00 feet; thence South 71 Degrees 43 Minutes 40 Seconds West for 726.00 feet; thence North 18 Degrees 16 Minutes 20 Seconds West for 300.00 feet; thence North 71 Degrees 43 Minutes 40 Seconds East for 726.00 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Name in which assessed: Eli Ross & Leslie Ross 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 13th day of June, 2012. Dated this 8th day of May, 2012. REBECCA L. NORRIS 87295S PUBLIC NOTICE Mexico Beach Community Development Council Notice to Receive Sealed Bids Bid #2012-02 May 1, 2012 The Mexico Beach Community Development Council will receive bids from any person, company or corporation interested in providing the following: Printing of the 2013-2014 Mexico Beach Visitors Guide Size: 8.0 x 10.0 Page Count: Cover 4pp/ Text36pp/ Total 40pp Ink & Finish: 4/4 CMYK throughout Bindery: Saddle stitch Quantity: 75,000 Please indicate on the bid package Your Company Name, that this is a Sealed Bid and include the Bid Number. Additional information and details may be obtained from the Mexico Beach Community Development Council, 102 Canal Parkway, Mexico Beach, FL 32456 or info@mexico-beach.com. Proposals must contain the cost and timeline of completion. Please submit sealed bid to the Mexico Beach Community Development Council, 102 Canal Parkway, Mexico Beach, FL 32456, no later than 3:00pm CST on June 15, 2012. At that time, all bids will be opened and read out loud. All bids will be reviewed during the June 21, 2012 Board of Directors Meeting. May 10, 2012 87216S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 12-16-CA CAPITAL CITY BANK, Plaintiff, vs. KENNETH N. ROGERS A/K/A KENNETH M. ROGERS, SHARON E. ROGERS, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF KENNETH N. ROGERS A/K/A KENNETH M. ROGERS, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SHARON E. ROGERS, and UNKNOWN TENANT(S), Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE is given pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated April 26, 2012, in Case No. 12-16-CA, of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit, in and for Gulf County, Florida, in which CAPITAL CITY BANK is the Plaintiff and KENNETH N. ROGERS A/K/A KENNETH M. ROGERS and SHARON E. ROGERS are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the front door of the Gulf County Courthouse in Port. St. Joe, Gulf County, Florida at 11:00 a.m., Eastern Time, on May 24, 2012, the property set forth in the Final Judgment of Foreclosure and more particularly described as follows: Lot 5 of Lot 4 of Hattie Guilford Place, unrecorded being more particularly described as follows: Commencing at a concrete St. Joe Paper Company monument marking the Southwest corner of Northwest 1/4 of Northeast 1/4 of Section 31, Township 5 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida; thence North 0 degrees 17 minutes 29 seconds West along the West line of said Northwest 1/4 of the Northeast 1/4 a distance of 522.36 feet for the Point of Beginning; thence continue North 00 degrees 17 minutes 29 seconds West along said West line for 130.59 feet; thence South 89 degrees 41 minutes 45 seconds East for 197.54 feet; thence North 03 degrees 41 minutes 04 seconds East for 38.16 feet; thence North 82 degrees 58 minutes 02 seconds East for 13.85 feet; thence South 03 degrees 41 minutes 04 seconds West for 39.93 feet; thence South 89 degrees 41 minutes 45 seconds East for 88.88 feet; thence South 00 degrees 19 minutes 25 seconds East for 130.27 feet; thence North 89 degrees 45 minutes 24 seconds West for 300.16 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 sixty (60) days after the sale. DATED: April 30, 2012. REBECCA L. NORRIS Clerk of the Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk Attorney for Plaintiff: GARVIN B. BOWDEN, ESQ., Gardner, Bist, Wiener, Wadsworth, Bowden, Bush, Dee, LaVia & Wright, P.A. 1300 Thomaswood Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32308 May 10, 17, 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 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 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 Plaintiff, vs. BUCKHORN DEVELOPMENT, LLC, REX E. GRAVITT, WILLIAM J. SMILEY, GULF PINES PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION OF GULF COUNTY, INC., and UNKNOWN TENANT(S), Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE is given pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated April 26th, 2012, in Case No. 11-455-CA, of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit, in and for Gulf County, Florida, in which CAPITAL CITY BANK is the Plaintiff and BUCKHORN DEVELOPMENT, LLC, REX E. GRAVITT, WILLIAM J. SMILEY, and GULF PINES PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION OF GULF COUNTY, INC. are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the front door of the Gulf County Courthouse in Port St. Joe, Gulf County, Florida at 11:00 a.m., Eastern Time, on May 24th, 2012, the property set forth in the Final Judgment of Foreclosure and more particularly described as follows: Lot 37, Block A, Gulf Pines First Addition, a subdivision of a portion of fractional Section 24, Township 9 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 29, Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus of the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. DATED: April 30, 2012 REBECCA L. NORRIS Clerk of the Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk Attorney for Plaintiff: GARDNER, BIST, WIENER, WADSWORTH, BOWDEN, BUSH, DEE, LAVIA & WRIGHT, P.A. 1300 Thomaswood Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32308 May 10, 17, 2012 87172S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 11-455-CA CAPITAL CITY BANK, 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 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 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

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B8| The Star Thursday, May 10, 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. 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Call 803-978-1540 or 803-403-9555 St. Joe BeachOpenhouseMay 13,2012 12pm-3pm 8173 Highway 98 Pelican Walk Real Est Beautiful Waterfront Home all the Bells and Whistles @ $459k Pelican Walk Real Est 850-647-2473 TextFL 08788 to 56654 $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 ORCALL866-539-4171 $2,500downincashorcertifiedfundsfor eachproperty.5%premiumoneachsale. Allsalessubjecttosellersapproval.OPENHOUSE: Sat&Sun,May19&201:00-3:00pmH&MCQ1035357,AB110;B.G. Hudson,Jr.,BK3006464,AU230 Upto2%toBuyersAgents!NoBackTaxesorLiens InsurableTitleGetThe Details At:BidNowFlorida.com FLORIDABank-OwnedHOMES732JOANLANE with3BRand2BA 1,144SFHomeSELLINGONSITETUESMAY2210:00AMAgent:NikkiFinch CoastalConceptsRealty 850.596.6101 HOMEAUCTIONincludingthisLocal PanamaCity Home locatedat: 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 White City Clean 3br 2ba House!2 Blk from boat ramp, quiet, long term, $625 + Dep, 270-8757/906-0095Text FL08060 to 56564 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 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 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. Efficiency Rooms Weekly or monthly rentals. Downtown PSJ on Reid Ave & 3rd Street. Call 850-229-2706 or 850-527-6090 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 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. Tyndall Federal Credit Unions Port St. Joe Branch is seeking the following persons: Part time Teller with excellent customer service Successful candidate will be responsible for receiving and processing member nancial transactions including deposits, withdrawals, loan payments, monetary transfers, etc. Additional duties will include maintaining member records, con dentiality and cross selling all credit union products and services. Apply online: http://www.tyndallfcu.org Tyndall Federal Credit Unions Port St. Joe Branch is seeking the following persons:Full time FSR with dynamic sales experience Successful candidate will be responsible for providing new and existing members with information concerning products and services offered as well as cross-selling all credit union products and services. Additional duties will include processing loan applications, opening and closing accounts, and assisting members with needs relating to credit union products and services. Apply online: http://www.tyndallfcu.org 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 Other The City of Port St Joe is accepting Applications for the following position:Part TimeSummer Program Assistants and SupervisorsDuties include but not limited to: plan, implement and lead youth activities at a recreation site. Ensure all events and activities conform to appropriate safety and other rules. Ensure the facilities and equipment being used for programs or events are properly set up and maintained. Maintain the grounds and buildings for program. This is a rewarding job opportunity working with children ages 5-18 years. This position requires a criminal background investigation. Recreation experience is preferred. Closing date 5/23/2012. EOE, Drug Free Workplace. Employment applications maybe pick up at City Hall or they are available online at www.cityofportstjoe.com. Send completed City of Port St Joe Application to: Charlotte Pierce 305 Cecil Costin Sr. Blvd. PO Box 278, Port St Joe, FL 32456 Ph# (850) 229-8261 Fax# (850) 227-7522 Web ID#: 34208239 ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from Home. *Medical Business Criminal Justice Hospitality. Job Placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. SCHEV certified. Call 866-467-0054 www.Centuraonline.com AIRLINE CAREERS BEGIN HERE Become an Aviation Maintenance Tech FAA approved training. Financial aid if qualified. Housing available. Job placement assistance. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 877-206-9405 Food Svs/HospitalityServersExperienced, customer oriented servers. High base plus tips. Apply Water Street Hotel 329 Water Street, Apalachicola 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 LandscapingYard Maint. & Light Constr.Indian Pass FL. area. Non-Smoker preferred. Must be sober & NO drugs. Must know the difference between landscape plants & weeds. 850-227-2185 Web ID #: 34208575 Text FL08575 to 56654 Accounting/FinanceFinancial AdvisorGulf, Wakulla Counties and surrounding communities. Ideal candidate must have excellent sales skills, demonstrates leadership skills and have a high degree of personal intergrity. This individual will sell investment products and services through Invest Financial, Corp., a registered Broker/ Dealer, member FINRA and SIPC. Series 7 and 66 licenses and life, health and variable annuities licenses ar required. Associates or Bachelors degree in business or finance from an accredited college. Relevant experience may substitute for the education requirements. We offer a competitive salary, promote family values, but most of all, provide our associates with stimulating, pleasant and fun place to build a career. For consideration please visit: www.ccbg.com Requisition #623 EOE Drug-Free Workplace Web ID#: 34208719 87355S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 11-296-CA CENTENNIAL BANK, an Arkansas banking corporation, as successor in interest to Bayside Savings Bank, Plaintiff, vs. JOHN S. ONORATO and GALE E. ONORATO, a/k/a GALE E. EVANS, SEVEN SPRINGS LAKE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., a Florida non-profit corporation, and CAPITAL CITY BANK, A Florida for profit corporation, 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 26, 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 24, 2012, the following described property: Lot 4 of Landing at Wetappo Creek, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 4, Pages 50 through 55 of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. Lot 4, Block A, Seven Springs Lake Subdivision, according to the Plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 5, Pages 17 & 18 of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. Dated: April 30, 2012 Rebecca Norris Gulf County, Clerk of Court By: B.A. Baxter Deputy Clerk May 10, 17, 2012 87255S ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS: The Gulf County School Board will be accepting bids for Janitorial Supplies. A bid package may be picked up at the Gulf County School Board, Maintenance Department, 150 Middle School Road, Port St. Joe, FL 32456 or faxed by calling 850-2298369. Bids will be accepted starting May 10, 2012 and ending May 24, 2012 at12:00 p.m. E.S.T. You can contact the Maintenance Department at 850-229-8369 with any questions. May 10, 17, 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: TV Producer & Counselor in 30s, yearn for 1st baby. Alex & Allison 800-52 2-0045 FLBar42311 *Expenses Paid* Dinette Set, Decorative gold wrought iron, brown marble top. Very good condition. $150 St. Joe Beach area. (850) 647-6351 anytime Text FL08765 to 56654 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. We will accept donations of sale items. Saturday, May 19th, 7:30 am 87313S 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: 155 Date of Issuance: May 27, 2009 Application No: 2012-16 R.E. No. 00941-001R Description of Property: Begin at the Northwest Comer of NE 1/4 of NW 1/4 of Section 29, Township 5 South, Range 9 West, and nun South for 330 feet to POINT OF BEGINNING, thence run South 165 feet, thence turn left and run East to the West Line of State Road 381, approximately 888.11 feet, thence run Northwesterly along West side of SR 381, for 152.75 feet to the South Line of Jimmie Lee Rogers Land, thence turn left and run West to POINT OF BEGINNING. Said land lying and being In Section 29, Township 5 South, Range 9 West, Gulf County, Florida. ALSO: Begin at the Northwest Corner of NE 1/4 of NW 1/4 of Section 29, Township 5 South, Range 9 West, and run South for 495 feet to POINT OF BEGINNING, thence run South 165 feet, thence run due East 963.29 feet to the West Right of Way line of State Road No. 381, thence run Northwesterly 181.25 feet along the West side of said State Road; thence run due West 888.11 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Said land lying and being in Section 29, Township 5 South, Range 9 West, Gulf County, Florida. Name in which assessed: W. O. Bryant & Ruth M. Bryant 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 13th day of June, 2012. Dated this 8th day of May, 2012. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk May 10, 17, 24, 31, 2012 87339S PUBLIC NOTICE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS RFP 2012-03 Sealed bids for City of Port St. Joe Chipola Pump Station Inspection will be received at City Hall, 305 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida 32456 up until 4:00 PM EST, Friday May 25, 2012. Bids will be publicly opened and acknowledged, Friday May 25, 2012 at 4:05 PM EST, in the City Commission Chambers. Bids shall be submitted in a sealed envelope, plainly marked with bidders name, address, date and time of opening, and bid number for City of Port St. Joe Chipola Pump Station Inspection. DESCRIPTION OF WORK: Work consists of inspecting pump number 1 at the Chipola Pump Station. The inspector should remove the top casing, inspect and prepare a report of the condition of the pump to include an estimate of any repairs that may need to be performed and notify the City for inspection before re-assembling the pump.. The top casing should be reinstalled with new bolts and gaskets. The mounting bolts should be replaced and the bearings should be re-packed as well. The contractor will be responsible for any damage done during the inspection and the work should be complete within 30 days after the notice to proceed is issued. The pump is a Goulds Pump model 3080 24 horizontal split case pump. The pump is designed to produce 13,500 GPM @ 25 TDH / 460 RPM/ 82% efficiency. The pump has been in service without repair since 1952. The pump was coupled with a Caterpillar Engine that is currently not in service. A pre-bid meeting will be held on May 21, 2012 at the Chipola Pump Station to view the site. For a more detailed description of the work to be performed, please contact Bob Lyles at (850) 229-6395. The City of Port St. Joe reserves the right to accept or reject any and all Statements of Bids in whole or in part, to waive informalities in the process, to obtain new Statements of Bids, or to postpone the opening pursuant to the Citys purchasing policies. Each Statement of Bid shall be valid to the City of Port St. Joe for a period of sixty (60) days after the opening. The City of Port St. Joe is an Equal Opportunity Employer May 10, 17, 2012 CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk May 10, 17, 24, 31, 2012 87299S PUBLIC NOTICE Mexico Beach Community Development Council Notice to Receive Sealed Bids Bid #2012-01 May 1, 2012 The Mexico Beach Community Development Council will receive bids from any person, company or corporation interested in providing the following: Design, Copywriting and Layout of the 2013-2014 Mexico Beach Visitors Guide Size: 8.0 x 10.0 Page Count: Cover 4pp/ Text36pp/ Total 40pp Ink & Finish: 4/4 CMYK throughout Bindery: Saddle stitch Quantity: 75,000 Please indicate on the bid package Your Company Name, that this is a Sealed Bid and include the Bid Number. Additional information and details may be obtained from the Mexico Beach Community Development Council, 102 Canal Parkway, Mexico Beach, FL 32456 or info@mexico-beach.com. Proposals must contain the cost and timeline of completion. Please submit sealed bid to the Mexico Beach Community Development Council, 102 Canal Parkway, Mexico Beach, FL 32456, no later than 3:00pm CST on June 15, 2012. At that time, all bids will be opened and read out loud. All bids will be reviewed during the June 21, 2012 Board of Directors Meeting. May 10, 2012