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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
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Publication Date: 05-17-2012
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WANT TO PARTICIPATE? The community will have two special opportunities to shout a thank you and wave a ag for the soldiers attending this years Forgotten Coast Wounded Warrior Weekend. At 5:30 p.m. ET May 31, a motorcade with the soldiers will travel from WindMark Beach to the Centennial Building. Folks are encouraged to line U.S. Highway 98, First Street, Reid Avenue and Long Avenue to welcome the soldiers. The motorcade should be at U.S. 98 and First Street about 5:40-5:45 p.m. and arrive at the Centennial Building between 5:45 and 5:55 p.m. At 7 a.m. ET the next day, there will be a send off at the Port St. Joe Marina for the Shootout shing trip and weigh-ins are at the marina beginning about 1 p.m. Also, Forgotten Coast Warrior Weekend T-shirts are available for $10. They can be purchased at Harolds Auto Parts in Wewahitchka and Bluewater Outrigger in Port St. Joe. 100 percent of all T-shirt proceeds go toward funding the event. 50 For breaking news, visit www.starfl.com Thursday, MAY 17 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 Outdoors ..................................... A6 Sports ........................................... A7 Community ................................. B1 School News ................................ B3 Faith ............................................. B4 Obituaries .................................... B4 Classi eds .................................... B6-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 YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER SINCE 1937 THE S TAR YEAR 74, NUMBER 31 U.S. House OKs 2 shing measures By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com The U.S. House of Representatives last week approved an amendment from Congressman Steve Southerland that would prohibit federal funding for expansion of so-called catch shares in the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic sheries during the coming scal year. Southerlands amendment to the Commerce, Justice and Science Appropriations act was approved by a 220-191 margin. The appropriations bill must still be approved by the U.S. Senate. This is a small victory for recreational and commercial shermen, and coastal communities, said Chip Blackburn, who captains the charter boat Miss Mary out of Mexico Beach. Hundreds of millions of dollars have been spent to try and implement an agenda. What is it going to take to wake people up? Congressman Southerland has made himself a target doing the right thing for his district and they have made him a number one target for destruction. In addition, the House also passed an amendment to the same budget bill, sponsored by Congressman Bill Flores (RTexas), that prohibits federal funding to be used to implement a presidential executive order that created the National Ocean Policy in 2010, which includes the catch share or Limited Access Privilege Programs in the Gulf and Atlantic sheries. In July 2010, President Barack Obama signed an executive order to implement a new National Ocean Policy, which includes a mandatory Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning initiative to zone the oceans. It is imperative that we rst understand the effects this policy will have on jobs as well as the vast coastal and inland economies, See FISHING A5 McLemore seeks reelection to District 1 BOCC seat Special to The Star Carmen McLemore has announced his intent to seek reelection for the District 1 Seat of the Gulf County Board of County Commissioners. Elected to of ce in 2000, I have diligently served the people of Gulf County as the county commissioner of District 1, McLemore said. I have devoted these years working to improve the County and believe that government should do all that it can to help the working man and not cater to special interest groups. I am asking for your support and your vote to re-elect me as the county commissioner of District 1 so that I can continue to ensure that this is a government for the people. I have a reputation of always returning telephone calls and messages, and for getting Beauchamp announces bid for supervisor of elections Special to The Star Brittany Alford Beauchamp announced this week her candidacy for supervisor of elections. Beauchamp is a lifelong resident of Gulf County, growing up in Howard Creek. She and her husband, Adam, live in Wewahitchka with their two daughters, Zora and Baylee. Beauchamp is the daughter of Jimmy and Debbie Alford of Howard Creek. Beauchamp is a registered nurse, working the past 3 years at Gulf County Health Department. Because of the Hatch Act, she was required to leave her Marshals capture federal fugitive in Jackson County By TIM CROFT 227-7827 | @PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com A federal fugitive wanted in North Carolina was arrested last Friday afternoon in Jackson County by U.S. Marshals. John Douglas Burt, 37, was wanted by the U.S. Marshals Service in connection with 12 counts of burglary in North Carolina. Burt had been staying at an Oak Grove address until U.S. Marshals arrived May 4 to arrest him. He eluded capture at that time, though his wife, Shannon Goff Woolwine, 34, was arrested on the same North Carolina charges. Burt and Woolwine were in Oak Grove staying with long-lost relatives living on Maddox Street, Gulf County Sheriff Joe Nugent said. 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. After he escaped capture on May 4, U.S. Marshals continued to try to pick up Burts trail and were able to locate Burt and his mother camping at Three Rivers State Park near Sneads in Jackson County, said a spokesman for the U.S. Marshals Service. Burt was arrested without incident, the spokesman added. Burt had his rst appearance Saturday before Judge Tim McFarland and was ordered held without bond pending extradition proceedings to North Carolina. Burt is being held in the Jackson County Jail. Woolwine remains in the Gulf County Jail while awaiting extradition to North Carolina. JOHN BURT Sheriffs Of ce, FDLE eye conduct of Mexico Beach Police Department By VALERIE GARMAN 229-7843 | @valeriegarman vgarman@star .com The Bay County Sheriffs Of ce and Florida Department of Law Enforcement are looking into allegations involving the Mexico Beach Police Department, the city administrator said at Tuesday nights City Commission meeting. City Administrator Chris Hubbard said the investigation by the Sheriffs Of ce is based on allegations involving one of cer in the department, and the FDLE inquiry is based on several allegations that encompass several individuals to determine whether or not criminal charges need to be led. Mexico Beach Mayor Al Cathey called for an internal investigation of the Police Department, based on the series of allegations and investigations involving members of the department. Cathey said the internal investigation, which would be performed by the Sheriffs Of ce, cannot become active until current investigations are completed. The speci c nature of what is being investigated was not discussed. Once these allegations, charges or investigations have proven whatever theyre going to prove, (I suggest) that we give (Hubbard) the authority to move forward with an internal investigation of our department, Cathey said. Cathey requested the commission give Hubbard permission to send a written letter to the Sheriffs Of ce noting that they have discussed the issue and agree that an internal investigation is an appropriate next step for the department. The commissioners did not make a formal motion, but did agree that an internal investigation of the department should be conducted. We arent privy to the nuts and bolts of this thing, but we are aware there have been allegations and investigations being (conducted), Cathey said. We have some things that need to be corrected. In my opinion, we cannot continue to sit back without knowing about whatever is going on. Theres too many allegations being made to not understand it. Wounded Warrior event coming to area this month By TIM CROFT 227-7827 | @PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com T hey get it in Gulf County. Marine Staff Sgt. Glen Silva has been contacted and involved in a host of the 14,000 non-pro t organizations that have been established around the country to assist soldiers wounded in combat during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Silva spent two tours in Iraq before a tour in Afghanistan was shattered on Oct. 12, 2010, when he lost his leg in an explosion. Silva, who spent months in Walter Reed Hospital and remains based in Bethesda, MD, said that those non-pro ts across the Photo by TIM CROFT | The Star The Patriot Riders will be on hand to escort the Wounded Warriors to the Centennial Building on Thursday evening and to the Port St. Joe Marina for a day of Fishing on Friday of Wounded Warrior Weekend. CARMEN M c LEMORE BRITTANY BEAUCHAMP See M c LEMORE A3 See BEAUCHAMP A3 See WARRIOR A2 Young artists branch out | B1 WARRIOR WELCOME

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A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE (800-435-7352) WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE. Local A2 | The Star Thursday, May 17, 2012 country were likely begun with good intentions, but many have fallen off the rails. Being injured and seeing how they interact with the wounded soldiers, you can tell that for some of these non-pro ts it is about themselves, about getting their pictures taken, the media is involved, Silva said. The soldiers become, almost, like props. There are very few I would advocate for. I could count on one hand the ones I would endorse. With one of the rst ngers, Silva would spotlight the Forgotten Coast Wounded Warrior Weekend, which arrives for the third consecutive year May 30 through June 2. Silva was an attendee last year. What (primary organizer) Brenda (Garth) has going down there, they get it, Silva said. When we went down there we were wide-eyed and didnt know what to expect. When we left, it was a sense of family. You feel like family. There is no pressure. You do what you want and if you dont want to do some of the activities that are organized, that is okay. It is very low-key, very low-impact. There is no media around. They arent trying to make a name for themselves, Hey look what I did. They just get it. They understand. Silva noted he and his fellow Wounded Warriors from last year remain in contact, emailing and calling each other frequently. Silva, an 18-year veteran, calls Garth on Mothers Day and talks to her at least once a week. Silva, a guest speaker for the Semper Fi Sisters during their annual retreat last fall, has also assisted Garth with advice and guidance for working through the military red tape and assisting other families and soldiers. Garth has asked Silva to return this year to be a mentor to Wounded Warriors this year. If we as service members cant help each other we cant expect others to provide all the help, Silva said. Its all about networking and doing it for the right reason. The Forgotten Coast Wounded Warrior Weekend expands its reach this year. The number of warriors that will attend is double the prior two years, to 20, including nine from the U.S. Army, six Marines, four from the U.S. Air Force and one from the U.S. Navy. In addition to Silva, three others who have attended previous Wounded Warrior Weekends in Gulf County will return as mentors to other wounded soldiers. Warrior to warrior conversations they can initiate in private and no one knows what they have been through unless theyve been in their shoes, Garth said. It works that way for spouses, too. They face different challenges than somebody whose spouse has not been injured. The community has come out to support the effort of the Forgotten Coast Wounded Warrior Foundation, a non-pro t entirely volunteer organization that sponsors the Warrior Weekend each year. Businesses and individuals have chipped in with donations from $25 to $5,000. The soldiers and their caretakers will be housed at WindMark Beach at a discounted rate. The VFW Post 10069 and the Posts Lady Auxiliary have provided nancial and logistical support. And 20 boat captains have offered up their boats, fuel and gear for a day for the Wounded Warrior Offshore Shootout, which will take place June 1. The formal dinner will take place the night before at the Centennial Building in Port St. Joe with Brig. Gen. William Wolfe the keynote speaker. This isnt our event, this is the communitys event, Garth said. All the people in this community involved. Im amazed by the goodwill here and around the county. The focus is on honoring American heroes. Thats what it is all about. Those heroes noticed. Air Force Staff Sgt. Dave Flowers attended last years event with his wife, still recovering from serious wounds to both legs and a forearm. Flowers particularly enjoyed the shing, being snapped in a photo last year holding up two giant red sh he had lured during the Shootout. (The weekend) was such a great experience for my wife and me, Flowers said in an email. From the time we arrived, the smiling faces of all the volunteers and people of the town were there welcoming us. Everyone really had appreciation in their hearts and it showed in all of the amazing events thrown in our honor. Of course for me, the best part was the shing. It was really great to be able to slow down and enjoy such a quaint little town and be surrounded by people who genuinely care for you. Port St Joe really knows how to roll out the welcome mat. That welcome mat, Garth, a Marine mom, noted, is simply a small way to give back to those who have given so much. A combat warrior is a combat warrior and maybe this is a small little window in which we can make a connection, Garth said. Its my way of giving back to the men and women who serve our country. Its just one small way. One Glen Silva heartily endorses. WARRIOR from page A1 TIM CROFT | The Star Air Force Staff Sgt. Dave Flowers shows off the red sh he snagged during the Wounded Warrior Shootout last year. Flowers said the day of shing was the highlight of the weekend.

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By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com Kesley Colbert received an offer he could not refuse. On May 9, he decided to accept. Colbert announced this week he will not seek reelection as Gulf County property appraiser and will retire. The reasons can be counted in ves, as in the number of grandchildren Colberts sons say need their grandfather. I had no plans to retire, Colbert said. I meant every word when I said I was going to run again. Part of signing up to run again was going to work every day since I was 9 years old. But I was also thinking about getting up in the morning and having nothing to do. That is an unknown to me. Every day will be a clean slate. I can paint a new picture every day. I dont have any speci c plans. But Ive got ve grandchildren and Im sure well gure it out together. Colberts path to retirement with 28 years in ofce, Colbert is the longesttenured elected of cial in the county was carved by his sons in late April shortly after Colbert told them he had led his petitions to kick start his re-election campaign. The No. 1 reason I am retiring, no doubt, are my sons, Colbert said of Josh and Jessie. They double-teamed me. They both said, in separate conversations, Daddy, you are crazy. Daddy you are nuts. They are the greatest joys of my life, and they were pretty adamant that I needed to spend more time with them and the grandkids. They honored me by asking that I not run again. They felt that I had worked long enough. Somehow, this past week, it made sense to me. Not that it came easy. Colbert said he wrestled with what to do for nearly two weeks. There were factors beyond his sons and grandkids. He remembered his father, who had a third-grade education, working hard all his life while telling his sons about the rocking chair money he had socked away for retirement. His father retired in an October, was diagnosed with cancer in March and would not see another full year. Life is too short, Colbert said. That played a part. Colbert also had a conversation in his of ce about his angst with another candidate for county of ce this year. The candidate told him to do what would make Kesley Colbert happy. All those things played a part in it, but my sons were the biggest factor, Colbert said. I said a long time ago I didnt want to be 70 years old and hunched behind a desk at the courthouse. Well, in four more years, guess what? Ill be 70 years old. And in my heart I didnt want people to vote for me and then I decide to quit in two or three years. I dont like somebody who does that. The bottom line is I dont think my heart was in it for four more years, and I think I did the right thing. Colbert spent 12 years as a teacher and coach with Gulf County Schools before being elected as property appraiser in 1984. He also owned and managed the Gulf County Abstract Co. I certainly do appreciate all the years the wonderful folks of Gulf County have allowed me to serve them, Colbert said. I never went to work one day that I was not fully aware of the trust and responsibility I owed to them. I tried to the best of my ability to show up early and work hard on their behalf. I will miss the constitutional of cers I have had the pleasure to work with over the years. They have been great and I will miss them. Ill regret not seeing the kind folks of Gulf County I saw every day. Im not dying, so I hope Ill still see them, but I will miss seeing all the great folks I got to meet every day in our of ce. 2076052 FREE ESTIMATES 1-850-626-9242 1-800-69-SHRED Security-cleared personnel Fort Walton Beachs leading mobile destruction company Weekly, monthly, or annual service Locally owned & operated In healthcare, the security of patient information is critical. Shred-it gets it. We can help you prevent identity theft and security breaches, and safeguard your patients privacy. Shred-it helps me safeguard my clients privacy. I put my trust in them. We can help you safeguard your clients privacy so you can focus on other business priorities by providing: Uncompromised Commitment to Compliance On-Time, Ef cient and Discreet Reliable, Professional Service Customized Cost Effective Solutions Proven Track Record Receive a FREE Security Assessment Pd.Pol.Adv. Local The Star| A3 Thursday, May 17, 2012 the job done. I have included some of my accomplishments over the years. Some of McLemores votes, actions and duties in his years as commissioner include: Voted against selling the Road Department building in Wewahitchka, voted against constructing a new public works facility in Port St. Joe, voted against turning off streetlights, secured 200 acres in Honeyville for affordable housing, secured 80 acres at Wetappo Creek for a future land ll, secured funding for miles of road paving in District 1, built storm shelter in Honeyville, started the Search and Rescue program in North Gulf County, implemented the Commodity Food Program for the past 10 years, secured funding for new re trucks for re departments, secured additional mosquito spraying when necessary, reduced the County budget by 35 percent, maintained all dirt roads, initiated golf cart communities, maintained cemeteries, maintain roadside pick-up, maintain drainage ditches, helped organize and assisted with rabies clinic at Honeyville, support the Humane Society, organize the Kids Fishing Rodeo each year, help raise funds for many organizations by holding cookouts, secured grant funds for Gaskin Park and Lands Landing, assisted with construction of Donnie Wayne Brake Park in Highland View, assisted with renovation of the White City Boat Ramp and Park, built Honeyville Park, Soccer Field and Girls Softball Field, Maintain Willis Landing. McLemore said he would like to thank the community for its past support. If you have any questions or concerns, call him at 850-639-3373. Colbert stepping down as property appraiser position with GCHD in order to run for public of ce. Before becoming a nurse, she was employed with Gulf County Supervisor of Elections under Linda Grifn. She started working for the SOE in 2002 at the age of 16 and continued until 18 years of age. She went back to work for the Elections Of ce in October 2005 and continued in that position until January 2009, when she began working full time as an RN at GCHD. Beauchamp had many duties while employed with the Elections Of ce. She assisted voters in all aspects of voter registration, including new registrations, party changes, address changes and name changes. She was employed with the elections of ce when a statewide voter registration system was implemented, which assisted with less duplicate registrations within the state and made moving from one county to another within the state easier for the registered voter. She assisted with voter registration drives throughout the county and also conducted high school elections in Wewahitchka and Port St. Joe. Beauchamp also helped with candidate quali cation, ensuring each candidate received the correct paperwork, verifying petitions and making sure that all paper work was correct and turned in on time. She also provided the candidates with voter information and public records request. Beauchamp helped to create poll worker training activities, helped to conduct poll worker training, both in the classroom and handson with the machines, and recruited new poll workers. She also had specialized training with the computer programs which are used to tally election totals at the end of each election. Beauchamp worked closely with the Canvassing Board, to review absentee ballots and provisional ballots, and determine their acceptance according to Florida Statutes. Once the results were in for the night, she also was responsible for uploading the election data to the Division of Elections in Tallahassee. Beauchamp also maintained elections equipment and assisted with scheduled maintenance. She assisted with Logic and Accuracy testing on the paper ballot machines and conducted Logic and Accuracy testing on the electronic ballot machines. I really enjoyed my time with the Elections Ofce, and look forward to the possibility of working there again, Beauchamp said. I love being able to assist the voters of Gulf County and encourage people to make their voices heard. Beauchamp she said welcomes the opportunity to answer any questions. You may call her at 639-2245 or email brittanyabeauchamp@fairpoint.net. M c LEMORE from page A1 BEAUCHAMP from page A1

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Opinion A4 | The Star Thursday, May 17, 2012 OUR VIEW People talk to me a lot about the old days. I appreciate that. I have made a living over the years in this little column writing about back when Ricky Gene and I were in the eighth grade. It is fun to reminisce. They were carefree and wonderful times. We didnt have words like bi-lateral, HD, proliferation, marijuana, couch potato or cellular. But lets not get carried away with the I Love Lucy theme. Maybe we just remember better the stroll through the park, the game winning homerun, your very rst kiss on the church hayride or Miss Polly picking your essay over all the others. Life in 1959 wasnt always peaches and crme. I dont write much about cleaning those fence rows. The grass on the inside wasnt too bad. Nor were the long, stringy weeds growing on the road side. It was those monsters that started on one side and wrapped themselves up and around the wire as to be so entwined there was no easy way to get them undone that would near bout make you loose your religion! You had to unravel each one individually, by hand. Some of those weeds didnt want to let go. It was always a hundred and ten degrees in the shade and Daddy had X-ray vision. He could sit on the porch and spot a half dangling growing thing in his fence from three quarters of a mile away. There was nothing romantic or memorable about it. It was the same for cutting okra or getting that hay in the barn. I dont read many stories today about chopping rewood or hoeing around baby cotton plants. And I have spent a lifetime trying to forget reaching up on my tip toes to pull an ear of corn off a stalk when it didnt want to let go. Our medicine was castor oil and SSS Tonic for goodness sakes. Our air conditioning was a hand held fan with a Brummitt Funeral Home advertisement on the back. We played checkers or slap-jack in the evenings because we had no TV. Time moved at about the pace of a wounded snail. We were chasing those re ies because we had absolutely nothing else to do. Its about time we intersperse some real facts into the good ole days. But work, medicine and play werent the worst of it for me. I remember standing in that hall my rst day of school thinking, I cant do this. All the way from the house Leon had assured me that everything would be alright. But he had gone up to the second oor where the sixth grade classes were. It didnt matter that there must abeen 50 rst graders checking in with me I was painfully alone. You look back now and laugh and say, What a wonderful growing experience! But in fact, at the time, there was nothing wonderful, growing or idyllic about it. I was scared out of my gourd. Bob Edwards and Ruth Ann Wiley and LaRenda Bradeld looked so calm and collected. I wanted to race back to the house. It might have been the rst time I was in a position with positively no way out. I wasnt thinking growing experience. I was praying that my heart wouldnt leap right out of my chest. Seventh grade football was another memory you might not want to write home about. Coaches yelled, bigger kids ran over you when you werent looking, you had to bear crawl, monkey roll and side straddle hop. Rivers of sweat streamed from every pore. And this wasnt, like the rst grade, mandatory. You volunteered to be here. I fumbled on my rst carry from scrimmage. I dropped a screen pass right in my hands. I lay awake long into the night thinking life aint working for me. I didnt want to beat Huntingdon or Gleason bad enough to go through all of this. And yet I stayed. Sometimes your mind had more problems than your body. The bruises healed pretty quickly. Realizing you couldnt run as fast as John Ingram or block with the tenacity of Bobby Brewer or throw like Wesley Beal lingered with you daily. Understanding you were not the smartest or the prettiest or the wittiest I reckon was more growing stuff. And some undoubtedly today would get into that half full or half empty glass thing. But philosophizing and fancy theories didnt cut no ice with a junior high guy who was trying his darndest to be at the very least, a little better than average. Even that rst kiss on the hayride wasnt a piece of cake. Did Charlotte want me to kiss her? Would she wipe it off? Or worse, would she laugh at me? I didnt actually know how to kiss. And the strangest thing was, up until a month or so ago, I hated Charlotte because she used to chase me down at recess and beat on me. You can say growing experience if you want to. But you were not in the back of that hay wagon on a crisp October night in 1960. My senior year in high school I spent an hour an a half in Motherals Drugstore trying to pick out a birthday card for Belinda Carpenter. And believe me, Motheral didnt have that many cards to choose from. I read each one ten times. I wanted it to say love but not too loudly; you know what I mean. My heart wasnt jumping out of my chest like back in the first grade, but it was definitely talking to me. Selective memory I believe is the buzz word today. And Im going to get back to the Mayberry stuff with my very next article. But I cant help but think this morning of the ups and downs in all of our lives. Somehow, I believe its important to realize at this stage of life we couldnt have gotten here, if we hadnt been there! Respectfully, Kes HUNKER DOWN Kesley Colbert We couldnt afford rose colored glasses I was studying the nutritional information on the back of a bag of Southern BBQ Pork Rinds, while sitting in my chair in the den. I was amazed that there were only 80 calories per serving thats good isnt it? The serving size was 10 pieces, so I was careful to pick out the biggest pork rinds I could nd in the bag. I had another serving, nding 10 more large pork rinds that had been baptized in powderized barbecue sauce. They are actually very good. They may look a little like Styrofoam, but they are tasty and have some nutritional value according to folks who make, sell and eat them. One website that studies such things, notes, When consumed in moderation, pork rinds do make satisfying snacks despite their insubstantial appearance. As I read the label and picked through the bag to get the most for my serving size, my Standard Poodle, Doolittle, sat at attention right in front of me. We were alone, man and dog. Doolittle would hold his nose in the air every once in a while in order to get a good whiff of the Southern BBQ Pork Rinds I was pulling out of the bag, studying and then eating. My dog was giving me the Poor, Pitiful, Please give me a Pork Rind look. I think he was even pooching his bottom lip out a little. It was only the day before, that Doolittle had devoured a dollar package of crmelled sandwich cookies (Sunday school knockoffs of Oreos). If the pantry door is open, Doolittle goes shopping. This has been getting us in a lot of trouble. He likes cereal, uncooked pasta, crackers and whatever else looks appealing to him. There was a can of coffee on the den oor when I got home recently; he didnt seem to like that very much. That might be a rst. Between raiding the trash can, the pantry, the counters and the laundry bin, Doolittle is out of control. This was as good a time, as any, to discuss this with him. Doolittle had recently been to the veterinarian, I had his Pet Health Report Card handy for this conversation. As I read the client information, we were also discussing the price of his health care. Patient Name: Doolittle Species: Canine Breed: Poodle, Standard Birthday: 3/30/2007 Weight: 92.5 pounds I question Doolittle on the weight, .5? Then I told him, That sounds like a radio station, 92.5, The Big Dog, WDOG. I said it in my best radio voice. Doolittle looked at me as if to ask, Whats your point? Scanning his report card, under the Appearance section, it said Abnormal, referring to his weight. He is kind of abnormal; he reminds you of Eeyore (from Winnie the Pooh) more than a dog. Their evaluation revealed that he is heavier than what the folks at the animal clinic considered to be best. Then, Doolittle and I discussed his eating habits, counter surng, trash can addiction and exercise habits. I told him, You could at least pretend to chase some of the rabbits and deer in the yard, rather than just sit there and watch them. He said nothing. His Body Condition Score was 6/9, Overweight. Concerned and not knowing if we were shooting for a or a , I looked it up. 5 is considered Ideal. I now understood we were actually shooting for the middle of the range. We both were feeling better about his report card. A is actually One better than Ideal. That would have sounded better than Overweight. After glancing through the sections where he was considered Normal, I got to the end and found the part where they say hes smart and what they recommend. Here is my shortened version. Hes handsome. (Of course!) Hes gained weight. (We will concede this.) We need to work hard at getting him to lose weight. (Dene We.) Go on walks with him. (He needs to chase the rabbits. Maybe this was directed at my condition.) Decrease the food offered. (Everything is food to him.) Needs dental cleaning. (Agreed, but I bet its a big money maker for you.) Keep all laundry off the oor in hampers with lids. (The trash can cabinet has two baby locks on it and he does not nd it challenging. His sister pushes in one side, while he pushes in the other. It is quite amazing. The trash can is now on top of the refrigerator. He recently pushed a stool up to the refrigerator, but decided it was too much effort to jump on it. If he wants to eat a sock, he will open a drawer.) If you see him eat something, let us know immediately. (We have a spare bedroom in the basement, just come and stay. He will eat something. Trust me.) Consider pet insurance. (Another money maker for you. Make no mistake; I love my big dog, all 92.5 pounds of him. I will not buy health insurance for my dog.) He is a fun boy! (First you call him Fat, now you call him Fun. Maybe there is a correlation.) We decided that we were going to be OK. I looked at him and decided that an abnormal dog deserved at least one satisfying snack, due to the insubstantial appearance of pork rinds. Abnormal seems to go with insubstantial. I gave Doolittle a pork rind (ONE) powdered with a hint of barbecue sauce. We discussed the fact that it was only 1/10th of a serving. Then he did that thing where he nuzzles his head under your arm wanting you to scratch his back and saying Thanks for accepting a dog that is not ideal. I did. I said it again, .5, The Big Dog, Loving Every Pound of Him. You can nd more stories at www. CranksMyTractor.com. 92.5, The Big Dog CRANKS MY TRACTOR BN Heard Common sense appears to have carried the day for the Gulf County Tourist Development Council. Two newly-created TDC committees recently addressed contractor issues and though the full board did not cast votes, it was refreshing to see that the committees brought logic, reason and a course of action forward. The committees, one a marketing committee, the other a budget committee arrived at effectively the same conclusions after similar discussions hours apart, as reported last week by Star Staff Writer Valerie Garman. The marketing committee voted unanimously in favor of cancelling all MOUs with Statecraft due to non-performance. The recommendation to sever ties with Statecraft will go before the full TDC at the next meeting. As tourist season hits its stride, committee members questioned the decit to the county of an idle marketing campaign and the performance of an event planner that planned events that never came to fruition. The marketing committee pondered how long they could stand on the sideline and the shortand long-term costs to the countys tourism industry. And while there remain issues surrounding the relationship between Kerigan Marketing, the TDC and the Board of County Commissioners, committee members highlighted that none of those issues related to performance; bed tax revenue has climbed historically under the current KMA Visit Gulf campaign. The other morsel of positive news was the questioning of the performance of Statecraft, LLC, the event planner hired by the former TDC executive director under a series of broad Memorandums of Understanding. That the committee members were the rst to say no more and that the TDC should settle up with Statecraft at this point, seems to indicate Statecraft owes the TDC and county money for events planned and never pulled off. This being the rst voice of reason concerning the event planner. This was a relationship the TDC should never have entered into. The TDC has somehow functioned without an event planner in the past, and the rush of BP money was no reason to accept the sales pitch of a company that came into existence after the 2010 oil spill and just prior to securing a 30-day contract as county Public Information Ofcer in the spills aftermath. But it is easier to justify mistakes when it is other peoples money. One could argue the TDC committees were more generous than they ought to have been given their recent history. While TDC board chair David Warriner said Statecraft should be given the chance to come in and justify each dime it received, Statecraft continues to decline that opportunity. As detailed in Garmans story, two months after deadline Statecraft submitted a signicant portion of documentation on a St. Patricks Day event. The company did so with an accompanying correspondence that blamed the lack of accountability of the event on the uid leadership situation at the TDC and a lack of information from the Clerk of Courts regarding paperwork deadlines. Email obtained from the Clerk of Courts under a public records request show that Statecraft was notied upfront about paperwork and documentation deadlines. This was no gray area. The TDCs next step should be to determine how much Statecraft received for events planned and canceled, and request the funds back in full. And for the positive steps taken by committees recently, there was the counterweight that at this critical time the full TDC board could not achieve a quorum to approve committee recommendations at an emergency meeting just days after the two committees met. In turn, the BOCC did little to address the TDC debacle at its meeting last week beyond a quick approval for spending the remaining BP money between $100,000-$200,0000 with a rm that had qualied through the process; in other words KMA, the only local rm that ts the parameters. Two new TDC committees have brought some muchneeded logic and common sense to this quagmire. The full TDC board and the BOCC should follow their lead. TDC takes step in right direction

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Flores said in a statement. He added that he was pleased to see the passage of my amendment preventing the funding for the National Ocean Policy, which had the potential to take funds away from existing congressionally authorized activities critical to the ocean and coastal economies. House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (R-Wash.), who was credited by proponents of the Flores amendment with ensuring its passage, said, Without knowing the potential jobs and economic rami cations of the policy, nor the amount of time, money and resources it will cost to implement, it is imperative that we halt funding so that these questions can be answered and proper Congressional oversight can be conducted. In a bipartisan vote, the Flores amendment was approved 246-174. These are two extremely critical issues for all of us who spend time on the water as these two issues are intended to get us off the water, said Port St. Joe charter boat captain Tom Adams. We are all very happy. Adams pointed to two rallies in Washington, D.C., one in 2010 and the other earlier this year, that he said helped raise awareness among lawmakers regarding the National Oceans Policy and its effect on recreational and commercial shermen. The rally this year was especially noteworthy in that it demonstrated unity across the various segments of the shing community. In particular, the catch share program, seen by many shermen as a way to allocate shing rights to a steadily more select spectrum of interests, was a target. Those programs, combined with shorter shing seasons and lower bag limits are perceived as robbing the rights from recreational and commercial shermen. These catch shares policies are not good for the charter sherman, most commercial shermen and de nitely not for all the recreational sherman, Adams said. Everyone I talk to cant understand why they can only sh for a few days for red snapper and grouper. In our opinion, if these policies are not stopped things are going to get worse, a lot worse, and our sheries will be owned by a select few. The National Charterboat Association, whose president is Capt. Bob Zales, II out of Panama City, has been at the forefront since the EO was signed in July 2010. The NACO through the National Ocean Policy Coalition has worked with other industry representatives to inform Congress of the negative impacts associated with this EO. Zales has attended hearings and provided testimony to the House Resource Committee and the House Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans, and Insular Affairs, which Southerland sits on. This is great news and proves that working with other diverse groups we can achieve our goals of maintaining open access to our waterways and oceans, Zales said of the House amendments passed last week. I feel the National Fishermen Rally is gaining more momentum because legislators are listening to shermen, boaters, and other affected industries and they are taking actions that will allow continued access to sheries, waterways, and oceans. The Recreational Fishing Alliance also weighed in on last weeks actions in the House, calling the approval of the amendments signi cant. The vote to halt funding on efforts which would deny Americans access to our coastal waters and privatize our marine sh stocks is not partisan in nature, said RFA executive director Jim Donofrio. This is not about Democrats or Republicans its about protecting the rights and heritage of our coastal residents. FREE DIABETES EDUCATION CLASSES TO BE HELD EACH WEEK BEGINNING WEDNESDAY, MAY 16, 2012 TWO LOCATIONS, TWO TIMES! C LASSES TAU G HT B Y ER ICA C ESKA R E G ISTERE D DIETICIAN EVE RY ONE WELCOME! 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This does not mean you only stay safe for one week. It means lets be as aware as a smart puppy to stay safe, wear you life jacket because you never know when you may need it. It oats, you dont. We really encourage you to wear your life jacket even if youre a good swimmer, said Marcia Low of the Coast Guard Auxiliary, in support of the national campaign to help keep boaters safe on the water. Be a smart puppy, wear your life jacket! GULF COUNTY 4-H SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION OPEN Special to The Star For an experience you wont forget, come spend a week on the Choctawhatchee Bay in Niceville for snorkeling, marine education, archery, kayaking, camp res, skits, and many other exciting activities at 4-H Camp Timpoochee! Gulf County youth ages 8-13 will have a great time at 4-H Camp Timpoochee, July 2-6. This ve day residential camp costs $90 for Gulf County residents ($190 for non-county residents), which includes transportation to and from camp, lodging, meals, canteen snacks, program supplies, and a T-shirt. Dont miss out on this exciting opportunity. Camp is lled on a rst come, rst served basis, so sign up now! Registration forms are available at the Gulf County Extension Of ce located in the Old Courthouse in Wewahitchka. Stop by or give us a call at 639-3200 or 229-2909.

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E-mail outdoors news to tcroft@ star .com O UTDOORS www.starfl.com Section Section A Corner of Marina Drive, Port St. Joe, FL (next to Piggly Wiggly) www.BWOsh.com Corner of Marina Drive, Port St. Joe, FL (next to Piggly Wiggly) www.BWOsh.com Your Hunting Headquarters MAY FEATURED FISH: Corner of Marina Drive, Corner of Marina Drive, Port St. Joe, FL Your Hunting Headquarters Your Hunting Headquarters Your Hunting Headquarters MAY FEATURED FISH: This months grand prize: Calcutta prize pack includes, gear bag, T-shirt, a pair of sunglasses, decals, visor and drink coozie $129.99 value Wright Mcgill Blair Wiggins S-curve rod with a Sabalos SAB 30 reel combo, $100.00 gift card for online shopping at Bluewater Thursday, May 17, 2012 Page 6 By VALERIE GARMAN 229-7843 | @valeriegarman vgarman@star .com Five-year-old Haley Saunders spent Saturday morning dragging a nine-pound kingsh through the Port St. Joe Marina. Daddy, I can do it! she shrieked each time her father offered his assistance in lugging the large catch, which was almost as tall as the small girl. Haley and 295 other young anglers hit the water last weekend for the 2012 Kids Win Fishing Tournament, an event designed to instill a love of shing in todays youth. Were trying to teach the kids its about the shing, not about the sh, said Rick Carrie, president of the Kids Win Foundation, the primary sponsor of the tournament. We just want to teach kids to have a love for shing. Judging by the wide smiles on kids of all ages as they proudly held up their catches at Saturdays weigh in, the event was a great success. The weather was great and all had a great time, Carrie said. Saturday started a little cloudy but then the sun came out and there was a huge weigh in with lots of big sh. This year the small fries out did the juniors but everybody had a great time. Kids ages 3-16 toted buckets, nets and lines with redsh, cat sh, ounder, mackerel and more to the stage at the weigh-in on Saturday to see how their catches measured up. However, most of the young contestants paid no attention to the number on the scale. On Friday afternoon, the kids participated in casting, casting net and knot-tying classes at the marina, followed by a cookout made possible by Dockside Caf. I thought that the kids absolutely enjoyed the classes, Carrie said. There was always a line, so I think that was pretty successful. Each young contestant received a shing rod, reel and tackle box, donated by Fish Florida, and a Kids Win T-shirt and goodie bag. Carrie said the event would not be possible without the outstanding support from the many sponsors and volunteers. The Kids Win Foundation is grateful for all of the local support from Progress Energy, the Port St. Joe Lions Club, Roberson and Associates, Mainstay suites, the Gulf County Tourism Development Council, Fish Florida, Tummy Yummies and Coca Cola. Bluewater Outriggers and Half Hitch Tackle were instrumental in getting shing items together and Raf eld Fisheries donated the bait. The Port St Joe Marina and Seahorse Water Safaris helped keep the things running smoothly and Gary Hites could be seen constantly running the forklift getting beverages and hauling boxes of rods and reels. Carrie expressed his sincerest appreciation for all those who helped make Kids Win possible this year and said he hopes that Kids Win 2013 will bigger and better. There were quite a few more sh weighed in this year, Carrie said. It was absolutely a successful event. Falling for shing: Hook, line and sinker JUNIOR WINNERS: Speckled Trout 1st Kennedy Harris 3.4 lbs 2nd Bret OBrien 3.3 lbs 3rd John Mitchell 2.3 lbs Red sh 1st James Smith 6.2 lbs 2nd Alec Nix 4.4 lbs 3rd Gavin Gurley 3.6 lbs Cat sh 1st Garett Ard 1.5 lbs 2nd Kira Willis 1.2 lbs 3rd Charles Charity 1.2 lbs Flounder 1st Samantha Coyle 2.2 lbs 2nd Savanah Lister 2.2 lbs 3rd Chance Harris 1.9 lb Spanish Mackerel 1st Caleb Schweikert 2.9 lbs 2nd Kennedy Thacker 2.5 lbs 3rd Brett OBrien 2.4 lbs Release James Smith 9 releases Small Fry Winners: Speckled Trout 1st Eva Flowers 5.9 lbs 2nd Tucker Ashcroft 5.1 lbs 3rd Eli McDaniel 3.2 lbs Red sh 1st Gregory Dean 6.5 lbs 2nd Hunter Sanders 6.2 lbs 3rd lb Alexander Harper 5.2 lbs Cat sh 1st Tanner Ram 5.2 lbs 2nd Easton Buchanan 2.4 lbs 3rd Russel Joiner 2.1 lbs Flounder 1st Gracy Clark 4.5 lbs 2nd Brayden Dailey 3.2 lbs 3rd Carter Costin 2.8 lbs Spanish Mackerel 1st Donovan Cumbie 1.7 lbs 2nd Gannon Buzzett 1.5 lbs 3rd Eli McDaniel 1.4 lbs Pin sh 1st Leeondra Leslie 1.0 lb 2nd Brannon Nix .6 lb 3rd Farrah Spring .5 lb Release Kaylee Schweitert 12 releases Gulf County Tourism Development Council, Fish Florida, Tummy Yummies and Coca Cola. Bluewater Outriggers and Half Hitch Tackle were instrumental in getting shing items together and Raf eld FishThe Port St Joe Marina and Seahorse Water Right: Haley Saunders, 5, from Albany, Ga. hooked a 9 pound King sh at the Kids Win Tournament last Saturday. PHOTOS BY VALERIE GARMAN | The Star ................................................ Young angler, Madison, waits to weigh in her lady sh at last weekends Kids Win Tournament at the Port St. Joe Marina. The Dunn Family had a successful day on the water. Six-year-old Carter Costin helps his dad, Mark Costin, with the ounder he caught. This group caught a variety of species while shing in the Kids Win Tournament. In back is Taylor Burkett, 6, and Carter Costin, 6; in front are 3-year-old Cade Costin and Mark Costin. A group of kids wait to see how their catches measure up during the weigh-in. Gracie shows off her catch at the weigh-in. Two speckled trout are added to the scoreboard. A young sherman is all smiles as he waits to weigh in his catch. Offshore species are returning to the Forgotten Coast in great numbers this month. Spanish Mackerel and king sh are thick in the near shore number in Mexico Beach. Try the buoy line out of Mexico Beach rst trolling dusters with cigar minnows for both the Kings and Spanish. Plenty of chicken or peanut dolphin are showing up close to shore as well this month. Lighter spinning or casting gear with a silver spoon or Got-Cha plugs will keep the school around your boat if you keep one hooked. Only a few weeks left until red snapper season opens, so gear up! Inshore Offshore As May is at its midway mark, shing in St. Joe Bay is still red hot. Good conditions for inshore shing have produced great catches of trout, ounder, and red sh this past week. Most anglers are using live shrimp and bull minnows, but Gulp 3 shrimp in a New penny or Sugar spice glow is the hot bait now. 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WEWAHITCHKA CITY COMMISSION will hold the nal reading and Adoption for Ordinance No. 2012-1061L on May 29, 2012 at the Regular Meeting held at 6:30 pm CT at 109 South 2nd St. Wewahitchka, FL NOTICE OF CITY ELECTION ORDINANCE NO. 2012-1061L AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WEWAHITCHKA PROVIDING FOR ELECTION OF ONE COMMISSIONER WARD I AND ONE COMMISSIONER WARD II, PROVIDING FOR QUALIFYING DATES AND A QUALIFYING FEE, DESIGNATING A POLLING PLACE, AUTHORIZING THE APPOINTMENT OF ELECTION OFFICERS, STATING WHO MAY VOTE, PROVIDING FOR ABSENTEE BALLOTS, PROVIDING FOR APPOINTMENT OF A CANVASSING BOARD AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE The ordinance in its entirety may be inspected at the Ofce of the City Clerk located at the Wewahitchka City Hall Annex; 318 South 7th St., during regular working hours. All interested parties may appear at the meeting and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinance. PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA SP O RTS www.starfl.com Thursday, May 17, 2012 A Page 7 Section Spring football jamboree at Shark Field tonight By TIM CROFT 227-7827 | @PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com Local prep football fans will gain a sneak peek tonight at prospects for the 2012 season when Port St. Joe Junior/Senior High School hosts a Spring Jamboree at 7 p.m. EDT. Also participating will be Wewahitchka Junior/Senior High and Franklin County High School. Each team will play two halves, 24 minutes, of football. The Seahawks of Franklin County will open the night against Wewahitchka. The host Tiger Sharks and Franklin County play the next 24 minutes and county foes Wewahitchka and Port St. Joe will end the evening. Port St. Joe The two Gulf County team enter spring practice trying to avoid injuries the Tiger Sharks suffered a blow when Corey North, a standout in spring practice, injured an ankle last Friday and will not play and nd momentum to carry into fall. The Tiger Sharks, coming off a threewin season that was Coach Vern Barths last in a four-year tenure, are starting anew under long-time defensive assistant and now head Coach Chuck Gannon. Gannons focus has been fundamentals. Its going not bad, I thought weve had a good spring, Gannon said. Weve been trying to get back to basics, blocking and tackling, the things you have to do to be successful in football. The playbook, Gannon said, will be opened up a bit mirroring in some respects that of former Coach John Palmer, who successfully guided Port St. Joe during the early 2000s before leaving four years ago for Hernando County in order to get the ball on the perimeter to the skill players. Gannon, however, noted any effort in the back eld will be moot if the offensive line does not step up its effort and bring more physicality. It starts up front with those linemen, Gannon said. If they dont do the job then what happens in the back eld is moot. And, that, in a nutshell, has been the emphasis this spring. Bringing more spirit and energy to practice, ensuring players are getting their work in the weight room. These Tiger Sharks, Gannon, said are bigger, stronger and faster. The weight program has been good, Gannon said. Between myself and (assistant coach) Josh Dailey we have just about every player in a weightlifting class during the day. We are getting there. We are still a work in progress I guess. But we are getting there. Tonights game, Gannon said, will serve as a barometer of what has been accomplished in terms of spirit and energy. The outcome of what amounts to an exhibition game is not as important as the effort on the eld. I hope, rst of all, to see some organization on offense and defense, sprinting to the line of scrimmage on offense, getting our assignments and in formation quickly on defense, Gannon said. Second, I want to see mental and physical toughness. We have to be more physical on both sides of the ball and we have to get to the ball on defense. Weve told them if they do that, swarm to the ball on defense, good things will happen. Wewahitchka The challenge for Wewahitchka is how to replace a running back, Theryl Brown, who rushed for more than 2,800 yards and accounted for 39 rushing touchdowns, about 50 total touchdowns both school records while earning state Class 1A player of the year honors. The Gators, a playoff team last year, also must replace a quarterback Justin Flowers, who accounted for more than 1,500 of total offense, as well as 13 other seniors that graduated. The Gators, in other words, are young, symbolized by a roster that come fall will feature as many as 20 sophomores. We are young, young, young, said Wewahitchka coach Dennis Kizziah. We are just so young, especially up front. We have a bunch of kids who have not played football at this level. We spent two days just working on the proper stance. The Gators should be solid at the skill positions, Kizziah said. Jalyn Addison returns to the offensive back eld to become the featured back. Rashard Ranie, a sophomore to be, will take over at quarterback and has the skill set to be a dual-threat quarterback, Kizziah said. But you cant replace 39 rushing touchdowns, almost 50 total touchdowns, with one player, Kizziah said. That is a high school career for some kids. We have to nd a way to spread the ball around. The Gators also have shown speed at wide receiver and have depth at the skill positions. We want to try to nd out who are playmakers are Thursday and see what weve got there, Kizziah said. The big thing is we want to nd somebody who can play up front. Kizziah said the Gators have size in the trenches, but that is where our youth is, up front. Another hindrance for spring practice has been the success of the Wewahitchka baseball team. The Gators advanced into the region playoffs and the season just ended last week. Six players and defensive coordinator David Barnes, the baseball coach, have barely a week of practice under their belts. That has slowed us down, but we have to keep moving and they have to suck it up and just keep one foot in front of the other, Kizziah said. The big thing is we have not been able to put in all we want on defense. That remains a work in progress. The goal is to build from scratch a team that is long on size, speed and passion, but short on experience. If we can keep our head above water this year, and I think well be solid, we will be (tough to beat) over the next couple of years, Kizziah said. VERN BARTH Barth named AD at Bay High School By PAT McCANN 747-5068 | Twitter: @patmccann pmccann@pcnh.com PANAMA CITY Vern Barth has been named athletic director at Bay High School, Principal Billy May said last Thursday. Barth, 40, joined Bay on May 1 as a physical education teacher and is a member of the Tornadoes football coaching staff. He is well accustomed to the area, having been a teacher and athletic coach at Mosley and most recently head football coach and athletic director at Port St. Joe. Barth replaces interim A.D. Jimmy Longerbeam, the current head football coach at Bay. Longerbeam had lled the position on an interim basis after Mike Cullison left the school last November, a few months following his hiring date. At that time, the school cited personal reasons for Cullisons departure. May said Barth was the lone applicant for the position. Actually, Coach Longerbeam and he developed a relationship sometime around December, May said. We kind of started talking then. They just hit it off and it looks like a good match to us. Its been a priority to us all year long. We just knew we had to nd the right guy. Wed been talking to people all along since Mike left. Barth taught and coached at Hernando and Dunnellon before coming to Mosley and joining head football coach Perry Browns staff. The position of athletic director brings with it a supplement of 14 percent of a starting teacher salary for Bay District Schools. Barth also will receive a football assistant coach supplement, and May said Barth possibly could coach another lower-pro le sport at the school. Port St. Joe womens softball league starting soon Star Staff Report The Port St. Joe Womens Softball League will begin play Tuesday, June 5. For details, call 340-1389 or visit facebook.com/PSJWomensSoftball. Summer soccer camps Star Staff Report All-Pro Soccer, will be holding two summer soccer camps in the area June 11-15. The rst will be sponsored by the Gulf County Soccer Boosters and will be from 9 to 11:30 a.m. EDT at the Port St Joe Soccer Complex. On those same dates, the Callaway Arsensal Soccer Club will be hosting the camp from 4 to 6:30 p.m. CDT at the Callaway Sports Complex. Both camps will be supervised by former professional player and coach Gary Hindley. Coach Hindley, a vetime Coach of the Years selectee, is the boys and girls coach at Port St Joe High School. At both camps, there will be individual instruction for both eld players and goalkeepers, from ages 7 to 17. Spaces will be limited. For questions or to obtain a registration form, call Coach Hindley at 850-2766353 or email gjhallpro @aol.com. Wewahitchka High Schools Beau Boggess, who reached the state competition this year in wrestling, signed a scholarship Monday with Marion Military Institute to wrestle at the Alabama military junior college next year. WHS WRESTLER SIGNS SCHOLARSHIP

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The students paintings, framed with the paint still wet, sit inside the Chamber of Commerce building as Student Art Day wrapped up and the participants were treated to a luncheon. COMMUNITY www.starfl.com Thursday, May 17, 2012 B Page 1 Section Baby shower celebrates parents By VALERIE GARMAN 229-7843 | @valeriegarman vgarman@star .com Russ Petrucka spent last Thursday afternoon reminding soon-to-be dads that every day is Fathers Day. Despite the arrival of Mothers Day last weekend, Petrucka, an employee with Healthy Families in Franklin County, was on a mission to help young dads realize the importance of developing strong relationships and being there for their children. Dozens of new and expectant moms and dads attended the Healthy Start Coalitions fourth Baby Shower at the Centennial Building in Port St. Joe last Thursday for plenty of parenting information, food, games, speakers and more. Even though its Mothers Day this weekend, every day is Fathers Day, Petrucka said as he greeted a barrage of expectant parents browsing his booth. Petrucka handed out informational brochures to the dads in the crowd and demonstrated the proper way to swaddle a baby. The young guys, you know, they want to be dads, they want to do good, Petrucka said. I tell the guys, you walk into the hospital and youre somebodys son, you walk out and youre somebodys father its a life-changing thing. Bret McClary came from Carrabelle to attend the shower. He will be a new father this August. This is my rst kid Im just kind of trying to get some information, McClary said. Im not scared Im just ready for it to happen already. McClary said the booths at the event helped him realize how early a babys brain develops and how important it is to protect. Kelly Byrns-Davis of the Healthy Start Coalition greeted the parents by proclaiming tonight is your night. The purpose is to celebrate parents and to show honor and support to new parents, she said, and also noted the great turnout of dads in the audience. VALERIE GARMAN | The Star Russ Petrucka of Healthy Families in Franklin County helps soon-to-be dad Bret McClary learn how to properly swaddle a baby at a booth catering to new fathers at the Healthy Start Baby Shower held last week at the Centennial Building in Port St. Joe. See BABY SHOWER B6 Photos by VALERIE GARMAN | The Star Plein Air artist Greg Barnes of Charlotte, N.C. mentors Port St. Joe High School junior Paul Potts during Student Art Day at the Port St. Joe Marina May 9. By VALERIE GARMAN 229-7843 | @valeriegarman vgarman@star .com Local high school student Paul Potts had an artistic breakthrough last week. Potts, an avid sketcher who mostly works in graphite pencil, added vibrant pastels to his repertoire with a little help from a visiting professional artist. Potts and 18 other students from Gulf and Franklin counties expanded their artistic horizons last Wednesday during Student Art Day, in association with this years Forgotten Coast Plein Air Paint-out. The event, sponsored by the Forgotten Coast Cultural Coalition and the Gulf Alliance for Local Arts, provided area students the unique opportunity to receive individual assistance and mentoring from nationallyrenowned plein air artists. Potts, with the guidance of Charlotte, N.C., artist Greg Barnes, set up an easel overlooking the Port St. Joe Marina and spent the morning shading the delicate yellow curve of the coastline, pale-green wispy grasses, towering cabbage palms and pale blue sky lled with airy hints of cloud. He was telling me he likes to draw with pencil, Barnes said as Potts, a junior at Port St. Joe High School, shaded in the horizon with light blue chalk. Pastel is a great way to transition into color its a drawing medium. In his third year at the Plein Air Invitational, Barnes said Student Art Day is an event he looks forward to each year. Its hard to put into words, Barnes said. I just love it here. Its a wonderful locale. Everywhere you look, theres a painting to be painted. PSJHS art teacher Beckie Fulcher said she was just tickled to see Potts work and thrive using another medium. Some of (my students) Young artists branch out at Student Art Day Sweet traditions Star Staff Report The Wewahitchka City Employees Club invites you to BEE there for a sweet tradition designed to celebrate a local delicacy. The 22nd annual Tupelo Honey Festival is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. CDT Saturday at Lake Alice Park in Wewahitchka and will feature a variety of games, entertainment, vendors and of course, plenty of tupelo honey. Sponsored by the Wewahitchka City Employees Club, this years festival is sure to provide fun for all ages with more vendors than ever. There will be arts and crafts of all kinds, plenty of food vendors, live music and dancing, games, pony rides, a petting zoo, train ride, mechanical bull, bungee jump, water walkers, sand art and more. The most important feature, however, is the very thing the festival draws its name from: the tupelo honey straight from the cypress swamps of Wewahitchka. Patrons can sample local honey and purchase jars of the sweet stuff in all shapes and sizes. Although advertised as the 22nd annual Tupelo Honey Festival, employees club member and Wewahitchka native Leigh Little admits the festival probably dates back even further than that. Its a Wewa tradition. Truthfully were not really sure, but we know its been about 22 years, she said. Were trying to expand it some and really get the word out there. Little said three local honey vendors are expected to attend the event and will have bee boxes in tow so festival-goers can catch a glimpse into how the honey is produced and harvested. There also will be four other honey vendors offering different types of honey from around the state. The City Employees Club will also be offering ve scholarships to local high school students. Traditionally, the festival has only offered one scholarship. Dont miss out on the opportunity to celebrate Wewahitchkas liquid gold, purely produced by placing bee boxes in the swamps along the Apalachicola and Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf earns ACR accreditation Special to The Star Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in computed tomography (CT) as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). CT scanning sometimes called CAT scanning is a noninvasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose and tailor treatments for various medical conditions. The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety. It is awarded only to facilities meeting ACR practice guidelines and technical standards after a peer-review evaluation by board-certi ed physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the eld. Image quality, personnel quali cations, adequacy of facility equipment, quality control procedures, and quality assurance programs are assessed. The ndings are reported to the ACR Committee on Accreditation, which subsequently provides the practice with a comprehensive report they can use for continuous practice improvement. Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf opened in 2010 to serve residents of Gulf, Franklin and Bay counties. The 25-bed facility in Port St. Joe features 24-hour emergency services, inpatient services, surgical services, a full complement of diagnostic and laboratory services and a helipad to be used by Sacred Hearts regional air ambulance service to provide rapid transport for trauma or critically ill patients. The hospital is operated by Sacred Heart Health System based in Pensacola and a part of Ascension Health, the nations largest system of Catholic, not-forpro t healthcare facilities. For more information about Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf, visit www. sacredheartonthegulf.org, Facebook or call 229-5600. FILE PHOTO Celebrate a local delicacy at the Tupelo Honey Festival in Wewahitchka this weekend. The designation represents highest level of image quality and patient safety

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Special to The Star The GFWC Wewahitchka Womans Club Inc. has announced Carolyn Watson has been selected as its 2011 volunteer of the year. Carolyn has been a member of the club for four years. During this time, she has chaired many large events and she serves as public relations chairwoman. She is organized, talented, coordinated, task-oriented, intelligent and makes sure everyone stays busy and on track. Last year, we published a new cookbook. Had it not been for Carolyn stepping up to take on the responsibility of this monumental task, we would have never been able to have our new cookbook published. She wasted no time in getting in touch with the publishing company to nd out exactly what we needed to do to get started, and she kept us on track until it was nished. Within three months, the cookbook had been compiled, edited, mailed it to the publisher, and the nal product was received from the publisher. This has been a great fundraiser for us and again, had it not been for Carolyn it would not have been accomplished. She is very well-respected and loved by all who know her, and we are fortunate to have her as a member. Carolyn is a wonderful asset to the Wewahitchka Womans Club and has helped to make it a better organization. She can always be counted on to help when needed. For these reasons and for all the hard work she has done for our club, we are very pleased to have selected her as the 2011 volunteer of the year for the GFWC Wewahitchka Womans Club Inc. Qualications: Expertise in: Now Accepting Appointments Call Toll Free 888-681-5864 For more info www.seclung.com Lung Disease Specialist Rob Garver, MD Now Seeing Patients in Port St. Joe NOW BCBS-FL I N -NETWORK PROV I DER dbutler@coastalcoverage.com Locally owned and operated Home Business Auto Health Workers Comp MEDICARE PLANS EX CELLEN T COV ERA G E A N YO NE C AN AFFO RD TOP QUALITY COMPANY TUCKER LIFE-HEALTH INSURANCE, INC. RATED A+ BY BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU Ross E. T ucker, Agent since 1981 Chartered Life Underwriter Registered Health Underwriter 850-926-2200 or 800-226-7005 www.tuckerlifehealth.com OF THE WEEK PET St. Joseph Bay Humane Society PU PP IE S & KITTEN S Society B2 | The Star Thursday, May 17, 2012 Look whos turning 26! Happy Birthday to Latrice Larry! She will be celebrating her birthday at home with her parents Eunice and Dale Addison, brothers and friends. Mr. Gary Sasnett and Mr. and Mrs. Barry Nobles request the honor of your presence at the marriage of their children, Amy Nicole Sasnett and Cody Brannon Nobles at 5 p.m. ET Saturday, June 9, 2012, at Oak Grove Church located at 613 Madison St. All friends and family are invited to attend. A reception will be held following the ceremony at the Centennial Building. Jennewein graduates Catherine Elizabeth Jennewein graduated from Florida State University on April 28. Liz earned a Bachelor of Science degree in nance and a Bachelor of Arts degree in art history with a minor in hospitality management. She is the daughter of Leslie (Costin) and Don Jennewein of Tampa, the granddaughter of Sylvia and the late Ashley Costin and the great-granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Cecil G. Costin Sr., all of Port St. Joe. Liz has a nancial position on Capitol Hill. Special to The Star American Legion bene t for Forgotten Coast Wounded Warriors The American Legion of Port St. Joe will host a chicken barbeque from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET (or until the food is gone) May 26 at Frank Pate Park. The dinner will include chicken, coleslaw and baked beans, all for a $6 donation. Water and soda will be available. The American Legion is proud to be able to donate proceeds from this barbeque to the Forgotten Coast Wounded Warrior Project and hopes the public will support its efforts for God and country. Free Laughter Yoga class May 24 Gina Vicari will be conducting a Laughter Yoga Class at 11:30 a.m. May 24 at the Port St. Joe Senior Center, 120 Library Drive in Port St. Joe. Gina is a certi ed laughter yoga leader. This will be a very fun and healthy event, and it is free to the public. Call Debbie at 229-8466 for more information. Engagement Birthday Womans Club names Watson volunteer of the year SPECIAL TO THE STAR Carolyn Watson has been named Wewahitchka Womans Club volunteer of the year. Amy Sasnett, Cody Nobles to Wed Society BRIEFS

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The Star| B3 Thursday, May 17, 2012 Robert C. Bruner Attorney Personal & Business Bankruptcy Over 30 Years Legal Experience 850-670-3030 bankruptcy relief under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Before you decide, ask us to send you free written information 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 ** Special to The Star General information May 21: 6 p.m., AHEC Academic After School Program May 22: 9 a.m., Senior Breakfast; 11 a.m., graduation practice May 23: 5:30 p.m., Baccalaureate May 24: 7 p.m., Graduation May 25: Students last day half day, no lunch; 2 p.m., end of fourth nine weeks Sports May 17: Port St. Joe Jr./ Sr. High School, Franklin County High School and Wewahitchka Jr./Sr. High School will participate in a Spring Football Jamboree at 7 p.m. at Shark Stadium in Port St. Joe. WHS will play FCHS for the rst half, followed by FCHS playing PSJ for a half and then WHS and PSJ playing a half. Clubs May 22: 10:45 a.m. SWAT Meeting, Jr. High May 24: All day, Beta Club end-of-year event Special to The Star Faith Christian School was proud and honored to have multiple visitors on April 20. We would like to extend a heart-felt thank you to Rangers McGhee, Anderson, Goodson, Deitz and Davis, Supervisor Bryce Thomas, forrester Joe Vanderworth and volunteer Jarrod McCardle from the Florida Forest Service for stopping by to educate all the students about the dangers of re in our area. The group also brought several pieces of equipment, including a Type 6 Wildland Engine Pumper, wild re ghting gear and a transport with a 650 J. Dozer used to dig re lines during forest res. Smokey Bear even stopped by to remind the students about the importance of re safety. In recognition of Arbor Day, the group brought a live oak and planted it near the playground, with some help from students excited to throw a little dirt. The students and staff were amazed at the display by the generous men of this state agency and thank them for their service in our community, state and country. The entire school also would like to give a big thanks to wildlife biologist Jerry Pitts. Mr. Pitts came armed with snakes, gators, turtles and a great amount of information about our areas wildlife for the students. All ages were educated, through slides and samples, about indigenous wildlife in and around Gulf County and the proper ways to act and react with such creatures. Mr. Pitts allowed the students to get an in-depth look at all our area has to offer off the main streets and created interest by many to learn more about these animals and the part they play in our environment. Thank you, Mr. Jerry, for entertaining and educating everyone at Faith Christian School. It was a day we will not soon forget! Star Staff Report The Odyssey of the Mind team from Port St. Joe High School will present A Night of Odyssey of the Mind beginning at 7 p.m. ET today, May 17, at the auditorium at Port St. Joe Elementary School. This is the nal fundraiser for the team before they head to the World Finals in Iowa later this month. Come see the OM team present their creative and hilarious skit. There will also be a dessert auction. Admission is $2. Come prepared to have a great time and bid on some delicious treats. From pizza box to solar oven Star Staff Report The third-grade students in John Hufts class at Wewahitchka Elementary School recently undertook a project to create solar ovens from pizza boxes. The boxes were donated by the Subway restaurant in Wewahitchka. The class assembled the ovens and baked smores outdoors. A tasty project indeed. Special to The Star On Thursday, May 11, it seemed only tting with it being Teacher Appreciation Week that Mr. Bryan Baxley, a former Wewahitchka Elementary School educator, be remembered for the effect he had on so many individuals within Gulf County. Mr. B, as he was better known by students and coworkers, taught physical education for 28 years with his last assignment at WES. Day in and day out, Mr. B exempli ed the heart of teaching through his compassion for students and professionalism with his coworkers. In memory of Mr. Baxleys example and deep gratitude for his investment in the lives of students, the Wewahitchka High School Student Government Association and National Honor Society presented Lori Price, principal at Wewahitchka Elementary School, and Debbie Baxley, wife of Mr. B, two park benches to be placed at the new Baxley Building at Wewahitchka Elementary School. The handcrafted park benches are made of area cypress wood by William Jenkins, a vocational instructor at WHS, along with his students. Mr. B will always be dearly remembered by the former students, teachers and residents of Gulf County. Pre-kindergarten: Christina Clayton Kindergarten: Danica Kelly First grade: Isa Barwick Second grade: Kylie Lumley Third grade: Gabi Wood (not pictured) Fourth grade: Jasmine Burton Fifth grade: Ana Lacivita Sixth grade: Nic James Bus riders of the week: Leelyn Rollins and Terri Rae Phillips DAZZLING DOLPHINS SPECIAL TO THE STAR Back row from left: Brook Hysmith, sixth grade; Savannah Lister, fourth grade; Arieona Hatcher, fth grade; Madison Easter, rst grade. Front row from left: Zeth Hanlon, second grade; Michael Hellum, third grade; Zander Hanlon, second grade; Kristen Ward, kindergarten. WES STUDENTS OF THE WEEK WHS honors memory of Bryan Baxley School News Odyssey of the Mind Fundraiser tonight The Lions Tale Wewahitchka Elementary School

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FAITH Page B4 www.starfl.com 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 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 This business invites you to visit the church of your choice this week. Thursday, May 17, 2012 We cant heal the blind, we cant raise the dead, but we can feed the hungry and help the sick instead. People are in need everywhere, just look around. Take your time and look all over town. People are hungry, sick and lost. Jesus gave His life for them He paid the cost. If were able to help and dont help those in need. One day we might be there, if its done because of greed. John questions your love of God, if you dont help those in need. I agree with John, for many of us are blessed indeed. The opportunities may be many or they may be few. Just give as God has given to you. Billy Johnson Blood Drive at First Baptist Church The Northwest Florida Blood Service will be conducting a blood drive at First Baptist Church in Port St. Joe on Monday, May 21 from 16 p.m. ET. Donors must provide a photo ID, be at least 16 years of age, weigh at least 110 lbs and be in good health. Please sign up with the church of ce. Walk-ins are welcome and all donors will receive a free T-Shirt. If you would like to make an appointment online please go to www.nfbsdonor.org and use sponsor code W7016. Annual Youth Day at Philadelphia Primitive On the 4th 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 Avenue D, Port St. Joe. St. Johns collecting items for needy St. Johns Episcopal Church in Wewahitchka is collecting gently used clothing, household items, furniture, working appliances, etc. These donations will be stored at the church for needy families and for the semiannual 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. Special to The Star On Sunday, May 20, at the 11 a.m. ET service, First United Methodist Church of Port St. Joe will be celebrating 100 years of ministry in Port St. Joe. Under the leadership of A.M. Jones, Sr., a group of interested citizens met in the old two room schoolhouse on Long Avenue and Fourth Street. A short time later the same group met in the lobby of the Port Inn and the Methodist Church was born. The Conference sent Charles L. Middlebrooks to be the pastor. Rev. Middlebrookds also served Wewahitchka and Indian Pass. Except for the organizational meeting and the rst few services at the Port Inn, the once-monthly church services and the Sunday School met in the little wooden school building until 1914. Construction of a church building at the corner of Long Avenue and Seventh Street was begun in 1912. It was completed in 1914 and was the rst church building in the town for many years to come. It served as a meeting place for the Baptist, Presbyterian and Episcopal congregations as well. As the town grew, and church membership increased, the Methodist Church was assigned a minister for three Sundays each month. It was many years before the church had a full time pastor. In 1948 blueprints were drawn with speci cations for a church at the present location. The new church Education Building began construction and was not to exceed $25,000. The Sanctuary was rst used in the spring of 1951 but was not dedicated until February 26, 1956. First United Methodist Church would like to invite you to come and celebrate with us this Sunday during the 11 a.m. service. Bishop Paul Leeland, of the AlabamaWest Florida Conference, will be here to preach and celebrate the rich history and future of ministry in Port St. Joe. Following the 11 a.m. Worship Service, there will be a covered dish dinner in the Fellowship Hall and under the Sails. Please join us for this time of celebration, thanksgiving and worship. For more information, call the church of ce at 227-1724. 1934 2012 Hughey Williams, Sr., of Dalkeith, passed away on Friday, May 11, 2012, in a local nursing facility, after a long battle with cancer. He was born July 31, 1934, in Tampa, Florida. He proudly served three years in the Korean War, and was a crane operator for the St. Joe Paper Company for 35 years before retiring. He is survived by his three children: Hughey Williams Jr. (Beverly) of Marianna, Cindy Ray of Panama City, and Joey Williams (Kristie) of Panama City; four grandchildren: Steven Williams of Dalkeith, Lee Erwin of Panama City, Samantha Williams of Panama City, and Clayton Williams of Marianna; one sister: Joannah Costine; and one nephew: Joe Costine, both of Lakeland, Florida. He was preceded in death by two brothers: Ted Williams and Morris Williams; and one sister: Wilma Patterson. A private family service will be held at a later date. The family would like to take this opportunity to thank the staff of St. Andrews Nursing Facility and Emerald Coast Hospice for all their care and support. Those wishing to extend words of condolence may do so at www.heritagefhllc.com. Hughey Williams, Sr. HUGHEY WILLIAMS, SR. Obituary Faith BRIEFS Port St. Joe church celebrates 100 years FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Give as you were given

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Steam Cleaning & Remediation 24 Hour Water Extraction 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) NOTICE OF HEARING FOR PURPOSES OF ADOPTING AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN OF THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE The City Commission of the City of Port St. Joe will hold a meeting on June 5, 2012 at 6:00 p.m., EST, at the City of Port St. Joe City Hall located at 305 Cecil G. Costin Sr., Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida, for the purposes of nal reading and adoption of the Ordinance and adopting the Comprehensive Plan Amendment. The title of proposed Ordinance is as follows: ORDINANCE NO.: 480 A copy of the proposed Port Planning Area is attached hereto. Copies of the Ordinance are available for public inspection at City of Port St. Joe City Hall, located at 305 Cecil G. Costin Sr., Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida. The hearing may be continued from time to time as may be necessary. Interested persons may attend and be heard at the public hearing or provide comments in writing to the City Commissioners, City of Port St. Joe City Hall, 305 Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida. Transactions of the public hearing will not be recorded. Persons wishing to appeal any decision made during the hearing will need a record of the proceeding and should ensure a verbatim record is made, including the testimony on which the appeal is based. Any person requiring a special accommodation at this hearing because of a disability or physical impairment should contact the City Clerks Ofce at (850) 229-8261, at least ve (5) calendar days prior to the hearing. AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN OF THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA, BY AND THROUGH PROCEDURES REQUIRED FOR LARGESCALE MAP AMENDMENTS PURSUANT TO AUTHORITY UNDER STATUTES SECTION 163.3187, SPECIFICALLY APPROVING THE AMENDMENT TO THE COASTAL MANAGEMENT ELEMENT PORT OF PORT ST. JOE MASTER PLAN EXPANDING THE PORT PLANNING AREA; AS SHOWN IN THE REVISED PORT PLANNING AREA MAP; PROVIDING THAT SPECIFIC PLANS FOR THE LANDS ADDED TO THE PORT PLANNING AREA SHALL BE REFLECTED IN THE NEXT UPDATE OF THE PORT MASTER PLAN; AND PROVIDING FOR REPEAL OF ANY CONFLICTING ORDINANCES; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. WEEKLY ALMANAC ST.JO SE PH B AY AP ALAC HI C O LA B AY W ES T PASS TI DE T ABLES M O N TH LY AVERAGES To nd the tides of the following areas, subtract the indicated times from these given for APALACHICOLA: HIGH LOW Cat P oint Minus 0:40 Minus 1:17 East P ass Minus 0:27 Minus 0:27 To nd the tides of the following areas, subtract the indicated times from those given for CARRABELLE: HIGH LOW Bald P oint Minus 9:16 Minus 0:03 Sponsor the WEEKLY ALMANAC Call T oday! 227-7847 Date H igh Low % P recip T hu, May 17 84 67 40 % Fri, May 18 83 67 30 % Sat, May 19 83 67 30 % Sun, May 20 83 67 30 % Mon, May 21 83 70 0 % T ues, May 22 83 71 0 % Wed, May 23 84 70 30 % Healthy Start loves dads and we value their support. About 20 booths from various organizations were set up providing parents with information and demonstrations on car seat safety, contraception, breastfeeding, infant brain development, diaper changing, swaddling and safe sleep. Ellie Tullis, a representative from Healthy Start and Healthy Families, manned a booth with a playpen set up alongside. Here everything is wrong, said Tullis as she motioned to the playpen with a sleeping doll inside. The doll was on its stomach, covered with a blanket and surrounded by stuffed animals, all dangers for a sleeping baby. Safe sleep is a big campaign statewide, Tullis said. The frequency of rollover and co-sleeping deaths is really high. Dr. Robert Head, a pediatrician with Sacred Heart Medical Group, provided the audience with a speech on newborn anxiety, walking the soonto-be parents through the stresses surrounding bringing a baby home. Head went through the schedule of checkups, options for breastfeeding, how to handle fussiness and provided tips on discipline. New babies are work, Head said. The more you can enjoy that, the better off you are. The number one pointer he had for new parents is to learn how to keep your cool. Youre going to get tired, youre going to want to throw youre baby against the wall, but you cant do that, he said. Everyone is here for the good of your child. Dr. David Dixon, an obstetrician with North Florida Womens Care, provided insight into the push to increase access to informational services to new parents in Northwest Florida through community involvement and events like the Healthy Start Baby Shower. Our neck of the woods has a signi cantly higher infant mortality rate, and theres a big push to gure out why, Dixon said. Thanks to organizations like Healthy Start and the March of Dimes, the awareness has really increased. BABY SHOWER from page B1 Pediatrician Robert Head discusses the issues surrounding newborn anxiety to an audience lled with expectant mothers at the Healthy Start Baby Shower. Below one new mom and two soon-to-be moms guess the price of a Teensy Turtle Bouncer during a Price is Right game at the baby shower. Photos by VALERIE GARMAN | The Star

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CLASSIFIEDSThursday, May 17, 2012 The Star | B7 87437S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Investments 2234, 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: 491 Date of Issuance: May 28, 2008 Application No: 2012-19 R.E. No. 03186-065R Description of Property: PARCEL “B” SCROGGS -MINOR REPLAT -2005 BEING DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE at the Northwest Comer of Section 20, Township 9 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida, thence South 00 Degrees 20 Minutes 46 Seconds West 1923.07 feet to a point tying on the Southerly right of way of County Road Number 30, said point lying in a curve concave to the North with a radius of 2346.20; thence Northeasterly slag said curve and sold right of way for 329.02 feet, thru a central angle of 08 Degrees 02 Minutes 06 Seconds, chord of said arc being North 74 Degrees 20 Minutes 50 Seconds East 328.75 feet; thence leaving said right of way run South 00 Degrees 20 Minutes 46 Seconds West 392.39 feet to a point lying on the Southerly right of way of Canoe Lane; thence run along said right of way South 82 Degrees 39 Minutes 37 Seconds East 394.62 feet to a rod and cap; thence leaving sold right of way run South 00 Degrees 01 Minute 25 Seconds West 107.41 feet to a rod and cap for the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence from said POINT OF BEGINNING, run East 61.01 feet to a rod and cap; thence South 00 Degrees 01 Minute 25 Seconds West 228.21 feet to a rod and cap; thence South 89 De87203S 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 87419S NOTICE TO BIDDERS Sealed bids for furnishing all labor and material and performing all work necessary and incidental to the completion of Bid Group 1 Bid Date: 6/11/12 Bid Packages: 11.1 Food Service Equip. 2.4 Demolition 10.4 Metal Lockers 10.2 Toilet Partitions/ Accessories/Shower Dividers Bid Group 2 Bid Date: 6/11/12 Bid Packages: 8.1 HM Doors, Frames, Windows & Hardware 15.1 Plumbing 15.2 HVAC 16.1 Electrical 16.2 Fire Alarm, AV & Communications Bid Group 3 Bid Date: 6/12/12 Bid Packages: 3.1 Concrete 4.1 Masonry 5.1 Structural & Misc. Steel 5.2 Pre-Eng. Metal Roof Trusses 9.1 Drywall 9.3 Acoustical Ceilings Bid Group 4 Bid Date: 6/12/12 Bid Packages: 2.1 Sitework & Utilities 2.3 Chain Link Fencing 6.1 Millwork & Cabinets 7.1 Metal Roofing & Wall Panels Bid Group 5 Bid Date: 6/14,/12 Bid Packages: 8.3 Coiling Doors 9.2 Hard Tile 9.4 Resilient Flooring 10.1 Signage 7.2 Insulation & Fireproofing for Additions & Renovations to Gulf County Schools will be received by Ajax Building Corporation at the Office of Ajax Building Corporation at 8033 Hwy 79, Suite A, Panama City Beach, FL. 32413 until 2:00 p.m. Local Time, on the above referenced dates. Bidders can obtain Contract Documents from Ajax Building Corporation at 8033 Hwy 79, Suite A, Panama City Beach, Fl. 32413 or by calling/emailing Allan Wooden at 850-224-9571/awooden@ajaxbuilding.com Bid Documents for Additions & Renovations to Gulf County Schools are scheduled to be available on May 18, 2012. A set of Contract Documents may be obtained by providing a refundable deposit (conditional) in the amount of $ 100.00. Costs for postage shall be separate and non-refundable. Additional sets may be purchased for the cost of reproduction and handling Pre-Bid Conferences will be held at the office of Ajax Building Corporation, 8033 Hwy 79, Suite A, Panama City Beach, Fl. 32413 at the below listed dates and times. Pre-Bid Conferences are mandatory Bid Group 1 Pre-Bid Date: 5/22/12 Time: 10:30 am CT Bid Packages: 11.1 Food Service Equipment 2.4 Demolition 10.4 Metal Lockers 10.2 Toilet Partitions/ Accessories/Shower Dividers Bid Group 2 Pre-Bid Date: 5/24/12 Time: 10:30 am CT Bid Packages 8.1 HM Doors, Frames, Windows & Hardware 15.1 Plumbing 15.2 HVAC 16.1 Electrical 16.2 Fire Alarm, AV & Communications Bid Group 3 Bid Date: 5/29/12 Time: 10:30 am CT Bid Packages 3.1 Concrete 4.1 Masonry 5.1 Structural & Misc. Steel 5.2 Pre-Eng. Metal Roof Trusses 9.1 Drywall 9.3 Acoustical Ceilings Bid Group 4 Pre-Bid Date: 5/31/12 Time: 10:30 am CT Bid Packages 2.1 Sitework & Utilities 2.3 Chain Link Fencing 6.1 Millwork & Cabinets 7.1 Metal Roofing & Wall Panels Bid Group 5 Bid Date: 6/4/12 Time: 10:30 am CT Bid Packages 8.3 Coiling Doors 9.2 Hard Tile 9.4 Resilient Flooring 10.1 Signage 7.2 Insulation & Fireproofing Dates are subject to change. Notice will be given to Pre-Qualified bidders. May 17, 2012 87393S REQUEST FOR PUBLIC COMMENTS State of Florida Department of Environmental Protection The Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Beaches and Coastal Systems, is soliciting public comments on an application for a coastal construction control line permit submitted by Terry L. Anderson, P.E., Anderson Engineers, P.A., on behalf of Palms at Money Bayou, LLC, pursuant to Chapter 161.053, Florida Statutes, and Chapter 62B-33, Florida Administrative Code. This application is for the construction of a single-family dwelling, swimming pool and other structures/ activities. Project location: Between approximately 365 feet and 465 feet west of the Department of Environmental Protection’s reference monument R-141, in Gulf County. Project address: Lot 5, Palms at Money Bayou, County Road 30, Money Beach. Plans for this proposed project are available for public inspection at the office of the Bureau of Beaches and Coastal Systems at 4708 Capital Circle NW, Tallahassee, Florida, from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., Monday through Friday. This public comment request is being distributed in order to assist the Department of Environmental Protection in developing facts on which to base a decision on the permit application. For accuracy and completeness, all comments should be submitted in writing with supporting data, evidence, or rationale to furnish a clear understanding of the basis for the comments. The decision as to whether a permit will be issued will be based on an evaluation of: (1) The design adequacy of the proposed construction. (2) The expected impact of the proposed construction to the beach/dune system. (3) The expected impact of the proposed construction to adjacent properties. (4) The expected impact of the proposed construction on public beach access. (5) The appropriate siting of the proposed construction with respect to local setback, zoning restrictions, and maximum usage of upland portions of the property. (6) The expected impact of the proposed construction on nesting sea turtles and hatchlings and their habitat. Comments should be sent to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Beaches and Coastal Systems, 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 300, Tallahassee, Florida 32399 or by e-mail at valerie.jones@dep.state.fl.us within 14 days of this notice, and should refer to file number GU-529. May17, 2012 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 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 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 CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk May 10, 17, 24, 31, 2012 87282S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION: CASE NO.: 23-2009-CA-000529 BANK OF AMERICA, NA, Plaintiff, vs. BEATA G. WOLF; SEA HAVEN PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; PETER THOMAS WOLF A/K/A PETER T. WOLF; UNKNOWN TENANT(S); IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Resetting Foreclosure Sale dated the 7th day of May, 2012, and entered in Case No. 23-2009-CA-000529, of the Circuit Court of the 14TH Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida, wherein BANK OF AMERICA, NA is the Plaintiff and BEATA G. WOLF, SEA HAVEN PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; PETER THOMAS WOLF A/K/A PETER T. WOLF and UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the, FRONT LOBBY OF THE GULF COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 1000 5TH STREET, PORT ST. JOE, FL 32456, 11:00 AM on the 7th day of June, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 29 SEA HAVEN SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL PLAT THEREOF ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator by mail at P.O. Box 1089, Panama City, FL 32402 or by phone at (850) 747-5338 at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days. If you are hearing impaired, please call 711. Dated this 10th day of May, 2012. REBECCA NORRIS Clerk of The Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk Attorney for Plaintiff: LAW OFFICES OF MARSHALL C. WATSON, P.A. 1800 NW 49th Street Suite 120 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309 Telephone: (954) 453-0365 Facsimile: (954) 771-6052 Toll Free: 1-800-441-2438 May 17, 24, 2012 87201S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Visionary Distributors, LC, the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said Tax Certificate for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The Parcel number, Certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No: 1239 Date of Issuance: May 27, 2009 Application No: 2012-14 R.E. No. 05775-000R Lot 13 and 15, of Block 1005, of the City of Port St. Joe, Florida, according to the Official map thereof on file in the office of the Clerk of Circuit Court of Gulf County, Florida. Name in which assessed: Clifford Jones All of said property being in Gulf County, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the front Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida at 11:00 AM E.T., Wednesday, the 6th day of June, 2012. Dated this 1st day of May, 2012. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk May 3, 10, 17, 24, 2012 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 87172S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 11-455-CA CAPITAL CITY BANK, 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 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 17, 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 Sale217 W. River Road-Wewahitchka+/-9,000sf; retail building; next to Rich's IGA; +/-1 acre; on-site; avail for lease; inquire for terms223 Monument Avenue Four city lots fronting Hwy 98; $375,000 407 Reid Avenue+/4988 sf: 100% leased multi tenant bldg; On-site parking; $349,500401 Reid Avenue+/5400 sf: Retail space; $135,000; Avail for lease; Inquire for termsLoggerhead Restaurant Cape San Blas, +/-3000sf, FFE incl., .47 ac, on site-parking, sewer, asking $350,000. Short Sale 516 1st Street +/-11,400 sf of ce/warehouse : .09 acres; Four roll up and/or high clearance entryways; $395,000 320 Marina Drive Corner lot entry to Marina Cove : .14 acres; High visibility site; Call for details Marina Cove Lots 12, 13, & 14; $375,000 PSJ Commerce Park+/6.5 acre site : $119,900; owner nancing available235 W. Gulf Beach Drive Of ce/Retail; +/-5,335sf multi-tenant bldg St. George Island; Also avail for lease; $399,000 Wewahitchka156 Patrick St. 2br 2ba Single Family, Fixer-upper. Owner Financing or Cash Discount. $350 Down $317/mo. Call 803-978-1540 or 803-403-9555 $33,500 5 Acres near Crystal Lake on Amos Hayes Rd, property has well septic and power pole. Current survey is available. About 1.5 acres of the property is cleared. 850-271-5761 and leave a message. Dodge Extended Cab 1998 4-wheel drive, 150,000 miles. $1,850 OBO. Please call 850-227-5771. Text FL08853 to 56654 ORCALL866-539-4171 $2,500downincashorcertifiedfundsfor eachproperty.5%premiumoneachsale. Allsalessubjecttosellersapproval.OPENHOUSE: Sat&Sun,May19&201:00-3:00pm H&MCQ1035357,AB110;B.G. Hudson,Jr.,BK3006464,AU230 Upto2%toBuyersAgents! €NoBackTaxesorLiens €InsurableTitleGetThe Details At: BidNowFlorida.com FLORIDABank-OwnedHOMES732JOANLANE with3BRand2BA 1,144SFHomeSELLINGONSITETUES€MAY22€10:00AMAgent:NikkiFinch CoastalConceptsRealty 850.596.6101 HOMEAUCTION includingthisLocal PanamaCity Home locatedat: 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 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. 2br/1ba $425/mo + $425 sec dep. 639-5721 For Sale or Trade $230,000 Lake Front home Toledo Bend Reservoir, Hamphill, Texas 3br, 2ba, 1 acre, boathouse, dock, pavilion, Call 409-579-1107 Mexico BeachLight & airy 2bd/ 2.5ba furn/unfurn Town Home Beachside, Tyndall side of town. Central air, W/D. Fans throughout. Reserved prkg.; Avail 06/01! $950/mo + $800 dep. Call Brenda 850-227-5380 or Gilbert 201-895-4255Text FL09343 to 56654 Mexico BeachLight & airy 2bd/ 2.5ba furn/unfurn Town Home Beachside, Tyndall side of town. Central air, W/D. Fans throughout. Reserved prkg.; Avail 06/01! $950/mo + $800 dep. Call Brenda 850-227-5380 or Gilbert 201-895-4255Text FL09623 to 56654 1bed cozy cottage A vailable June 1 in Port St. Joe. $450/mo + utilities. No smoking /pets 850-229-1215 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 Trailer lots & Camper lots available for rent, Beacon Hill, For info Call (850) 348-7774 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. Install/Maint/RepairPT Lawn Service HelpWith own truck and valid DL. Call Danny (352) 497-6933 Web ID#: 34209350 2012 Postal Positions $13.00-$32.50+/hr., federal hire/full benefits. No experience, call today 1-800-593-2664 Ext. 211. 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 D r i Dri B r i t e Brite CARPET TECH NEEDED CALL: James at 850.229.9663 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 Medical/HealthHealth Educator Consultan tThe Gulf County Health Department has one opening for a full-time, OPS (no benefits assigned) Health Educator Consultant. Position based in the Port St. Joe branch. Background screening & O/Tdue to Emergency Duties required. Annual Starting Salary is $27,144.00. For more information, contact Gwen Allen at: (850) 227-1276, ext. 131.This Agency is accepting electronic applications only. Refer to Requisition Number 64923134; Closing Date 05/30/12 The State of FLis an AA/EEO/VPemployer. Apply at: peoplefirst.myflorida.c om for assistance, contact: People First at (877)-562-7287 Web-Id 34209582 text fl09582 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 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 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 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 HealthcareNHC HOMECARE PORT ST. JOERN Part-time / PRN, Field & QA Position Available. Requires: License in the state of FL, w/ one year professional nursing exp. Home care or acute care exp pref but not required. Benefit options & competitive pay. Fax resume to Holly at 229-2725 or call 229-8238 for info... Web ID#: 34208989 Text FL08989 to 56654 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 87230S ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS: The Gulf County School Board will be accepting bids for an Exchange Server, Domain Controller Server, and Migration project at the district office located at 150 Middle School Road, Port St. Joe, FL. For complete details go to www.gulf.k12.fl.us and click “Exchange Server” located under “Request for Bid” on our Home Page. Bids will be accepted starting May 8th, 2012 and ending May 29th, 2012. May 17, 24, 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 Mexico Beach 42nd St, Saturday, May 19th, 8:00 Central/9:00 Eastern.HUGE SALEAntiques, furniture, iron work, pottery, glass, pots and pans, dishes, baby palms and other plants, decor, etc. Text FL09675 to 56654 grees 58 Minutes 35 Seconds East 14.00 feet to a rod and cap; thence South 00 Degrees 01 Minute 25 Seconds West 186.60 feet to a point lying on the approximate mean high waterline of the Gulf of Mexico; thence run along said right of way South 85 Degrees 17 Minutes 29 Seconds West 75.27 feet; thence leaving sold right of way run North 00 Degrees 01 Minute 25 Seconds East 421.00 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Containing 0.65 acre, more or less. SUBJECT TO a 10 foot wide access and utility easement being more particularly described as follows: COMMENCE at the Northwest Corner of Section 20, Township 9 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida, thence South 00 Degrees 20 Minutes 46 Seconds West 1923.07 feet to a point lying on the Southerly right of way of County Road Number 30, sold point lying in a curve concave to the North with a radius of 2346.20; thence Northeasterly along said curve and said right of way for 329.02 feet, thru a central angle of 08 Degrees 02 Minutes 06 Seconds, chord of said arc being North 74 Degrees 20 Minutes 50 Seconds East 328.75 feet; thence leaving said right of way run South 00 Degrees 20 Minutes 46 Second West 392.39 feet to a point lying on the Southerly right of way of Canoe Lane; thence run along said right of way South 82 Degrees 39 Minutes 37 Seconds East 394.62 feet to a rod and cap for the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence from said POINT OF BEGINNING and leaving said right of way run South 00 Degrees 01 Minute 25 Seconds West 107.41 feet; thence East 10.00 feet; thence North 00 Degrees 01 Minute 25 Seconds East 106.12 feet to a point lying on the Southerly right of way of Canoe Lane; thence run along said right of way North 82 Degrees 39 Minutes 37 Seconds West 10.08 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. SUBJECT TO a 5 foot wide pedestrian access easement being more particularly described as follows: COMMENCE at the Northwest Corner of Section 20, Township 9 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida; thence South 00 Degrees 20 Minutes 46 Seconds West 1923.07 feet to a point lying on the Southerly right of way of County Road Number 30, said point lying in a curve concave to the North with a radius of 2346.20; thence Northeasterly along said curve and said right of way for 329.02 feet, thru a central angle of 08 Degrees 02 Minutes 06 Seconds, chord of said arc being North 74 Degrees 20 Minutes 50 Seconds East 328.75 feet; thence continue along said right of way South 82 Degrees 39 Minutes 37 Seconds West 75.56 feet to a rod and cap; thence leaving said right of way run, South 00 Degrees 01 Minute 25 Seconds East 325.96 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence from said POINT OF BEGINNING, continue South 00 Degrees 01 Minute 25 Seconds West 186.60 feet to a point lying on the approximate mean high waterline of the Gulf of Mexico; thence run along said waterline South 85 Degrees 17 Minutes 29 Seconds West 5.02 feet; thence leaving said waterline run North 00 Degrees 01 Minute 25 Seconds East 187.02 feet: thence South 89 Degrees 58 Minutes 35 Seconds East 5.00 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING Name in which assessed: Gregory J. Scroggs & Jackie P. Scroggs 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 20th day of June, 2012. Dated this 15th day of May, 2012. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk May 17, 24, 31 June 7, 2012 87240 ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS: The Gulf County School Board will be accepting bids. A bid package may be picked up at the Gulf County School Board, Transportation Department, 150 Middle School Road, Port St. Joe, FL 32456 or faxed by calling 850-227-1204. Items up for bid. Gas/Diesel/Oil, Bid#13-002 Tires/Tubes, Bid #13-003 Seat Covers, Bid#13-005 May 17, 24, 2012 87433S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Investments 2234, 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: 728 Date of Issuance: May 28, 2008 Application No: 2012-18 R.E. No. 03806-009R Description of Property: COMMENCE at the NW Comer of U. S. Govemment Lot 5, Section 31, Township 6 South, Range 11 West; thence South along the West line of said Govemment Lot 5, for 980.9 feet to the Southerly R/W line of U. S. Highway 98; thence South 40 Degrees and 46 Minutes East along said R/W line for 1233.36 feet; thence North 49 Degrees and 14 Minutes East for 100 feet to the Northerly R/W line of U. S. Highway 98; thence North 40 Degrees and 46 Minutes West along said R/W line for 425 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING, thence continue North 40 Degrees and 46 Minutes West along said R/W line for 75 feet; thence North 49 Degrees and 14 Minutes East for 200.72 feet to the South line of U. S. Govemment Lot 5, thence North 89 Degrees and 55 Minutes East along said South line for 64.97 feet; thence South 40 Degrees and 46 Minutes East for 32.64 feet; thence South 49 Degrees and 14 Minutes West for 250 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Name in which assessed: William C. Williams III, H. Steven Miller, Chauncey Beiser 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 20th day of June, 2012. Dated this 15th day of May, 2012. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk May 17, 24, 31 June 7, 2012 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



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WANT TO PARTICIPATE?The community will have two special opportunities to shout a thank you and wave a ag for the soldiers attending this years Forgotten Coast Wounded Warrior Weekend. At 5:30 p.m. ET May 31, a motorcade with the soldiers will travel from WindMark Beach to the Centennial Building. Folks are encouraged to line U.S. Highway 98, First Street, Reid Avenue and Long Avenue to welcome the soldiers. The motorcade should be at U.S. 98 and First Street about 5:40-5:45 p.m. and arrive at the Centennial Building between 5:45 and 5:55 p.m. At 7 a.m. ET the next day, there will be a send off at the Port St. Joe Marina for the Shootout shing trip and weigh-ins are at the marina beginning about 1 p.m. Also, Forgotten Coast Warrior Weekend T-shirts are available for $10. They can be purchased at Harolds Auto Parts in Wewahitchka and Bluewater Outrigger in Port St. Joe. 100 percent of all T-shirt proceeds go toward funding the event. 50 For breaking news, visit www.starfl.com Thursday, MAY 17 2012Subscribe to The Star800-345-8688For 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 .......................................A4Outdoors .....................................A6 Sports...........................................A7Community .................................B1School News ................................B3Faith .............................................B4 Obituaries ....................................B4Classi eds ....................................B6-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 YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER SINCE 1937 THE S TAR YEAR 74, NUMBER 31U.S. House OKs 2 shing measuresBy TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com The U.S. House of Representatives last week approved an amendment from Congressman Steve Southerland that would prohibit federal funding for expansion of so-called catch shares in the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic sheries during the coming scal year. Southerlands amendment to the Commerce, Justice and Science Appropriations act was approved by a 220-191 margin. The appropriations bill must still be approved by the U.S. Senate. This is a small victory for recreational and commercial shermen, and coastal communities, said Chip Blackburn, who captains the charter boat Miss Mary out of Mexico Beach. Hundreds of millions of dollars have been spent to try and implement an agenda. What is it going to take to wake people up? Congressman Southerland has made himself a target doing the right thing for his district and they have made him a number one target for destruction. In addition, the House also passed an amendment to the same budget bill, sponsored by Congressman Bill Flores (RTexas), that prohibits federal funding to be used to implement a presidential executive order that created the National Ocean Policy in 2010, which includes the catch share or Limited Access Privilege Programs in the Gulf and Atlantic sheries. In July 2010, President Barack Obama signed an executive order to implement a new National Ocean Policy, which includes a mandatory Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning initiative to zone the oceans. It is imperative that we rst understand the effects this policy will have on jobs as well as the vast coastal and inland economies, See FISHING A5McLemore seeks reelection to District 1 BOCC seatSpecial to The StarCarmen McLemore has announced his intent to seek reelection for the District 1 Seat of the Gulf County Board of County Commissioners. Elected to of ce in 2000, I have diligently served the people of Gulf County as the county commissioner of District 1, McLemore said. I have devoted these years working to improve the County and believe that government should do all that it can to help the working man and not cater to special interest groups. I am asking for your support and your vote to re-elect me as the county commissioner of District 1 so that I can continue to ensure that this is a government for the people. I have a reputation of always returning telephone calls and messages, and for getting Beauchamp announces bid for supervisor of electionsSpecial to The StarBrittany Alford Beauchamp announced this week her candidacy for supervisor of elections. Beauchamp is a lifelong resident of Gulf County, growing up in Howard Creek. She and her husband, Adam, live in Wewahitchka with their two daughters, Zora and Baylee. Beauchamp is the daughter of Jimmy and Debbie Alford of Howard Creek. Beauchamp is a registered nurse, working the past 3 years at Gulf County Health Department. Because of the Hatch Act, she was required to leave her Marshals capture federal fugitive in Jackson CountyBy TIM CROFT227-7827 | @PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com A federal fugitive wanted in North Carolina was arrested last Friday afternoon in Jackson County by U.S. Marshals. John Douglas Burt, 37, was wanted by the U.S. Marshals Service in connection with 12 counts of burglary in North Carolina. Burt had been staying at an Oak Grove address until U.S. Marshals arrived May 4 to arrest him. He eluded capture at that time, though his wife, Shannon Goff Woolwine, 34, was arrested on the same North Carolina charges. Burt and Woolwine were in Oak Grove staying with long-lost relatives living on Maddox Street, Gulf County Sheriff Joe Nugent said. 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. After he escaped capture on May 4, U.S. Marshals continued to try to pick up Burts trail and were able to locate Burt and his mother camping at Three Rivers State Park near Sneads in Jackson County, said a spokesman for the U.S. Marshals Service. Burt was arrested without incident, the spokesman added. Burt had his rst appearance Saturday before Judge Tim McFarland and was ordered held without bond pending extradition proceedings to North Carolina. Burt is being held in the Jackson County Jail. Woolwine remains in the Gulf County Jail while awaiting extradition to North Carolina. JOHN BURTSheriffs Of ce, FDLE eye conduct of Mexico Beach Police DepartmentBy VALERIE GARMAN229-7843 | @valeriegarman vgarman@star .com The Bay County Sheriffs Of ce and Florida Department of Law Enforcement are looking into allegations involving the Mexico Beach Police Department, the city administrator said at Tuesday nights City Commission meeting. City Administrator Chris Hubbard said the investigation by the Sheriffs Of ce is based on allegations involving one of cer in the department, and the FDLE inquiry is based on several allegations that encompass several individuals to determine whether or not criminal charges need to be led. Mexico Beach Mayor Al Cathey called for an internal investigation of the Police Department, based on the series of allegations and investigations involving members of the department. Cathey said the internal investigation, which would be performed by the Sheriffs Of ce, cannot become active until current investigations are completed. The speci c nature of what is being investigated was not discussed. Once these allegations, charges or investigations have proven whatever theyre going to prove, (I suggest) that we give (Hubbard) the authority to move forward with an internal investigation of our department, Cathey said. Cathey requested the commission give Hubbard permission to send a written letter to the Sheriffs Of ce noting that they have discussed the issue and agree that an internal investigation is an appropriate next step for the department. The commissioners did not make a formal motion, but did agree that an internal investigation of the department should be conducted. We arent privy to the nuts and bolts of this thing, but we are aware there have been allegations and investigations being (conducted), Cathey said. We have some things that need to be corrected. In my opinion, we cannot continue to sit back without knowing about whatever is going on. Theres too many allegations being made to not understand it.Wounded Warrior event coming to area this month By TIM CROFT227-7827 | @PSJ_Star tcroft@star .comThey get it in Gulf County. Marine Staff Sgt. Glen Silva has been contacted and involved in a host of the 14,000 non-pro t organizations that have been established around the country to assist soldiers wounded in combat during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Silva spent two tours in Iraq before a tour in Afghanistan was shattered on Oct. 12, 2010, when he lost his leg in an explosion. Silva, who spent months in Walter Reed Hospital and remains based in Bethesda, MD, said that those non-pro ts across the Photo by TIM CROFT | The StarThe Patriot Riders will be on hand to escort the Wounded Warriors to the Centennial Building on Thursday evening and to the Port St. Joe Marina for a day of Fishing on Friday of Wounded Warrior Weekend. CARMEN McLEMORE BRITTANY BEAUCHAMP See McLEMORE A3 See BEAUCHAMP A3 See WARRIOR A2 Young artists branch out | B1 WARRIOR WELCOME

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A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE (800-435-7352) WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE. LocalA2 | The Star Thursday, May 17, 2012country were likely begun with good intentions, but many have fallen off the rails. Being injured and seeing how they interact with the wounded soldiers, you can tell that for some of these non-pro ts it is about themselves, about getting their pictures taken, the media is involved, Silva said. The soldiers become, almost, like props. There are very few I would advocate for. I could count on one hand the ones I would endorse. With one of the rst ngers, Silva would spotlight the Forgotten Coast Wounded Warrior Weekend, which arrives for the third consecutive year May 30 through June 2. Silva was an attendee last year. What (primary organizer) Brenda (Garth) has going down there, they get it, Silva said. When we went down there we were wide-eyed and didnt know what to expect. When we left, it was a sense of family. You feel like family. There is no pressure. You do what you want and if you dont want to do some of the activities that are organized, that is okay. It is very low-key, very low-impact. There is no media around. They arent trying to make a name for themselves, Hey look what I did. They just get it. They understand. Silva noted he and his fellow Wounded Warriors from last year remain in contact, emailing and calling each other frequently. Silva, an 18-year veteran, calls Garth on Mothers Day and talks to her at least once a week. Silva, a guest speaker for the Semper Fi Sisters during their annual retreat last fall, has also assisted Garth with advice and guidance for working through the military red tape and assisting other families and soldiers. Garth has asked Silva to return this year to be a mentor to Wounded Warriors this year. If we as service members cant help each other we cant expect others to provide all the help, Silva said. Its all about networking and doing it for the right reason. The Forgotten Coast Wounded Warrior Weekend expands its reach this year. The number of warriors that will attend is double the prior two years, to 20, including nine from the U.S. Army, six Marines, four from the U.S. Air Force and one from the U.S. Navy. In addition to Silva, three others who have attended previous Wounded Warrior Weekends in Gulf County will return as mentors to other wounded soldiers. Warrior to warrior conversations they can initiate in private and no one knows what they have been through unless theyve been in their shoes, Garth said. It works that way for spouses, too. They face different challenges than somebody whose spouse has not been injured. The community has come out to support the effort of the Forgotten Coast Wounded Warrior Foundation, a non-pro t entirely volunteer organization that sponsors the Warrior Weekend each year. Businesses and individuals have chipped in with donations from $25 to $5,000. The soldiers and their caretakers will be housed at WindMark Beach at a discounted rate. The VFW Post 10069 and the Posts Lady Auxiliary have provided nancial and logistical support. And 20 boat captains have offered up their boats, fuel and gear for a day for the Wounded Warrior Offshore Shootout, which will take place June 1. The formal dinner will take place the night before at the Centennial Building in Port St. Joe with Brig. Gen. William Wolfe the keynote speaker. This isnt our event, this is the communitys event, Garth said. All the people in this community involved. Im amazed by the goodwill here and around the county. The focus is on honoring American heroes. Thats what it is all about. Those heroes noticed. Air Force Staff Sgt. Dave Flowers attended last years event with his wife, still recovering from serious wounds to both legs and a forearm. Flowers particularly enjoyed the shing, being snapped in a photo last year holding up two giant red sh he had lured during the Shootout. (The weekend) was such a great experience for my wife and me, Flowers said in an email. From the time we arrived, the smiling faces of all the volunteers and people of the town were there welcoming us. Everyone really had appreciation in their hearts and it showed in all of the amazing events thrown in our honor. Of course for me, the best part was the shing. It was really great to be able to slow down and enjoy such a quaint little town and be surrounded by people who genuinely care for you. Port St Joe really knows how to roll out the welcome mat. That welcome mat, Garth, a Marine mom, noted, is simply a small way to give back to those who have given so much. A combat warrior is a combat warrior and maybe this is a small little window in which we can make a connection, Garth said. Its my way of giving back to the men and women who serve our country. Its just one small way. One Glen Silva heartily endorses. WARRIOR from page A1 TIM CROFT | The StarAir Force Staff Sgt. Dave Flowers shows off the red sh he snagged during the Wounded Warrior Shootout last year. Flowers said the day of shing was the highlight of the weekend.

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By TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com Kesley Colbert received an offer he could not refuse. On May 9, he decided to accept. Colbert announced this week he will not seek reelection as Gulf County property appraiser and will retire. The reasons can be counted in ves, as in the number of grandchildren Colberts sons say need their grandfather. I had no plans to retire, Colbert said. I meant every word when I said I was going to run again. Part of signing up to run again was going to work every day since I was 9 years old. But I was also thinking about getting up in the morning and having nothing to do. That is an unknown to me. Every day will be a clean slate. I can paint a new picture every day. I dont have any speci c plans. But Ive got ve grandchildren and Im sure well gure it out together. Colberts path to retirement with 28 years in ofce, Colbert is the longesttenured elected of cial in the county was carved by his sons in late April shortly after Colbert told them he had led his petitions to kick start his re-election campaign. The No. 1 reason I am retiring, no doubt, are my sons, Colbert said of Josh and Jessie. They double-teamed me. They both said, in separate conversations, Daddy, you are crazy. Daddy you are nuts. They are the greatest joys of my life, and they were pretty adamant that I needed to spend more time with them and the grandkids. They honored me by asking that I not run again. They felt that I had worked long enough. Somehow, this past week, it made sense to me. Not that it came easy. Colbert said he wrestled with what to do for nearly two weeks. There were factors beyond his sons and grandkids. He remembered his father, who had a third-grade education, working hard all his life while telling his sons about the rocking chair money he had socked away for retirement. His father retired in an October, was diagnosed with cancer in March and would not see another full year. Life is too short, Colbert said. That played a part. Colbert also had a conversation in his of ce about his angst with another candidate for county of ce this year. The candidate told him to do what would make Kesley Colbert happy. All those things played a part in it, but my sons were the biggest factor, Colbert said. I said a long time ago I didnt want to be 70 years old and hunched behind a desk at the courthouse. Well, in four more years, guess what? Ill be 70 years old. And in my heart I didnt want people to vote for me and then I decide to quit in two or three years. I dont like somebody who does that. The bottom line is I dont think my heart was in it for four more years, and I think I did the right thing. Colbert spent 12 years as a teacher and coach with Gulf County Schools before being elected as property appraiser in 1984. He also owned and managed the Gulf County Abstract Co. I certainly do appreciate all the years the wonderful folks of Gulf County have allowed me to serve them, Colbert said. I never went to work one day that I was not fully aware of the trust and responsibility I owed to them. I tried to the best of my ability to show up early and work hard on their behalf. I will miss the constitutional of cers I have had the pleasure to work with over the years. They have been great and I will miss them. Ill regret not seeing the kind folks of Gulf County I saw every day. Im not dying, so I hope Ill still see them, but I will miss seeing all the great folks I got to meet every day in our of ce. 2076052 FREE ESTIMATES1-850-626-9242 1-800-69-SHRED Security-cleared personnel Fort Walton Beachs leading mobile destruction company Weekly, monthly, or annual service Locally owned & operatedIn healthcare, the security of patient information is critical. Shred-it gets it. We can help you prevent identity theft and security breaches, and safeguard your patients privacy. Shred-it helps me safeguard my clients privacy. I put my trust in them. We can help you safeguard your clients privacy so you can focus on other business priorities by providing: Uncompromised Commitment to Compliance On-Time, Ef cient and Discreet Reliable, Professional Service Customized Cost Effective Solutions Proven Track RecordReceive a FREE Security Assessment Pd.Pol.Adv. LocalThe Star| A3Thursday, May 17, 2012the job done. I have included some of my accomplishments over the years. Some of McLemores votes, actions and duties in his years as commissioner include: Voted against selling the Road Department building in Wewahitchka, voted against constructing a new public works facility in Port St. Joe, voted against turning off streetlights, secured 200 acres in Honeyville for affordable housing, secured 80 acres at Wetappo Creek for a future land ll, secured funding for miles of road paving in District 1, built storm shelter in Honeyville, started the Search and Rescue program in North Gulf County, implemented the Commodity Food Program for the past 10 years, secured funding for new re trucks for re departments, secured additional mosquito spraying when necessary, reduced the County budget by 35 percent, maintained all dirt roads, initiated golf cart communities, maintained cemeteries, maintain roadside pick-up, maintain drainage ditches, helped organize and assisted with rabies clinic at Honeyville, support the Humane Society, organize the Kids Fishing Rodeo each year, help raise funds for many organizations by holding cookouts, secured grant funds for Gaskin Park and Lands Landing, assisted with construction of Donnie Wayne Brake Park in Highland View, assisted with renovation of the White City Boat Ramp and Park, built Honeyville Park, Soccer Field and Girls Softball Field, Maintain Willis Landing. McLemore said he would like to thank the community for its past support. If you have any questions or concerns, call him at 850-639-3373.Colbert stepping down as property appraiserposition with GCHD in order to run for public of ce. Before becoming a nurse, she was employed with Gulf County Supervisor of Elections under Linda Grifn. She started working for the SOE in 2002 at the age of 16 and continued until 18 years of age. She went back to work for the Elections Of ce in October 2005 and continued in that position until January 2009, when she began working full time as an RN at GCHD. Beauchamp had many duties while employed with the Elections Of ce. She assisted voters in all aspects of voter registration, including new registrations, party changes, address changes and name changes. She was employed with the elections of ce when a statewide voter registration system was implemented, which assisted with less duplicate registrations within the state and made moving from one county to another within the state easier for the registered voter. She assisted with voter registration drives throughout the county and also conducted high school elections in Wewahitchka and Port St. Joe. Beauchamp also helped with candidate quali cation, ensuring each candidate received the correct paperwork, verifying petitions and making sure that all paper work was correct and turned in on time. She also provided the candidates with voter information and public records request. Beauchamp helped to create poll worker training activities, helped to conduct poll worker training, both in the classroom and handson with the machines, and recruited new poll workers. She also had specialized training with the computer programs which are used to tally election totals at the end of each election. Beauchamp worked closely with the Canvassing Board, to review absentee ballots and provisional ballots, and determine their acceptance according to Florida Statutes. Once the results were in for the night, she also was responsible for uploading the election data to the Division of Elections in Tallahassee. Beauchamp also maintained elections equipment and assisted with scheduled maintenance. She assisted with Logic and Accuracy testing on the paper ballot machines and conducted Logic and Accuracy testing on the electronic ballot machines. I really enjoyed my time with the Elections Ofce, and look forward to the possibility of working there again, Beauchamp said. I love being able to assist the voters of Gulf County and encourage people to make their voices heard. Beauchamp she said welcomes the opportunity to answer any questions. You may call her at 639-2245 or email brittanyabeauchamp@fairpoint.net. McLEMORE from page A1 BEAUCHAMP from page A1

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OpinionA4 | The Star Thursday, May 17, 2012 OUR VIEWPeople talk to me a lot about the old days. I appreciate that. I have made a living over the years in this little column writing about back when Ricky Gene and I were in the eighth grade. It is fun to reminisce. They were carefree and wonderful times. We didnt have words like bi-lateral, HD, proliferation, marijuana, couch potato or cellular. But lets not get carried away with the I Love Lucy theme. Maybe we just remember better the stroll through the park, the game winning homerun, your very rst kiss on the church hayride or Miss Polly picking your essay over all the others. Life in 1959 wasnt always peaches and crme. I dont write much about cleaning those fence rows. The grass on the inside wasnt too bad. Nor were the long, stringy weeds growing on the road side. It was those monsters that started on one side and wrapped themselves up and around the wire as to be so entwined there was no easy way to get them undone that would near bout make you loose your religion! You had to unravel each one individually, by hand. Some of those weeds didnt want to let go. It was always a hundred and ten degrees in the shade and Daddy had X-ray vision. He could sit on the porch and spot a half dangling growing thing in his fence from three quarters of a mile away. There was nothing romantic or memorable about it. It was the same for cutting okra or getting that hay in the barn. I dont read many stories today about chopping rewood or hoeing around baby cotton plants. And I have spent a lifetime trying to forget reaching up on my tip toes to pull an ear of corn off a stalk when it didnt want to let go. Our medicine was castor oil and SSS Tonic for goodness sakes. Our air conditioning was a hand held fan with a Brummitt Funeral Home advertisement on the back. We played checkers or slap-jack in the evenings because we had no TV. Time moved at about the pace of a wounded snail. We were chasing those re ies because we had absolutely nothing else to do. Its about time we intersperse some real facts into the good ole days. But work, medicine and play werent the worst of it for me. I remember standing in that hall my rst day of school thinking, I cant do this. All the way from the house Leon had assured me that everything would be alright. But he had gone up to the second oor where the sixth grade classes were. It didnt matter that there must abeen 50 rst graders checking in with me I was painfully alone. You look back now and laugh and say, What a wonderful growing experience! But in fact, at the time, there was nothing wonderful, growing or idyllic about it. I was scared out of my gourd. Bob Edwards and Ruth Ann Wiley and LaRenda Bradeld looked so calm and collected. I wanted to race back to the house. It might have been the rst time I was in a position with positively no way out. I wasnt thinking growing experience. I was praying that my heart wouldnt leap right out of my chest. Seventh grade football was another memory you might not want to write home about. Coaches yelled, bigger kids ran over you when you werent looking, you had to bear crawl, monkey roll and side straddle hop. Rivers of sweat streamed from every pore. And this wasnt, like the rst grade, mandatory. You volunteered to be here. I fumbled on my rst carry from scrimmage. I dropped a screen pass right in my hands. I lay awake long into the night thinking life aint working for me. I didnt want to beat Huntingdon or Gleason bad enough to go through all of this. And yet I stayed. Sometimes your mind had more problems than your body. The bruises healed pretty quickly. Realizing you couldnt run as fast as John Ingram or block with the tenacity of Bobby Brewer or throw like Wesley Beal lingered with you daily. Understanding you were not the smartest or the prettiest or the wittiest I reckon was more growing stuff. And some undoubtedly today would get into that half full or half empty glass thing. But philosophizing and fancy theories didnt cut no ice with a junior high guy who was trying his darndest to be at the very least, a little better than average. Even that rst kiss on the hayride wasnt a piece of cake. Did Charlotte want me to kiss her? Would she wipe it off? Or worse, would she laugh at me? I didnt actually know how to kiss. And the strangest thing was, up until a month or so ago, I hated Charlotte because she used to chase me down at recess and beat on me. You can say growing experience if you want to. But you were not in the back of that hay wagon on a crisp October night in 1960. My senior year in high school I spent an hour an a half in Motherals Drugstore trying to pick out a birthday card for Belinda Carpenter. And believe me, Motheral didnt have that many cards to choose from. I read each one ten times. I wanted it to say love but not too loudly; you know what I mean. My heart wasnt jumping out of my chest like back in the first grade, but it was definitely talking to me. Selective memory I believe is the buzz word today. And Im going to get back to the Mayberry stuff with my very next article. But I cant help but think this morning of the ups and downs in all of our lives. Somehow, I believe its important to realize at this stage of life we couldnt have gotten here, if we hadnt been there! Respectfully, Kes HUNKER DOWNKesley ColbertWe couldnt afford rose colored glassesI was studying the nutritional information on the back of a bag of Southern BBQ Pork Rinds, while sitting in my chair in the den. I was amazed that there were only 80 calories per serving thats good isnt it? The serving size was 10 pieces, so I was careful to pick out the biggest pork rinds I could nd in the bag. I had another serving, nding 10 more large pork rinds that had been baptized in powderized barbecue sauce. They are actually very good. They may look a little like Styrofoam, but they are tasty and have some nutritional value according to folks who make, sell and eat them. One website that studies such things, notes, When consumed in moderation, pork rinds do make satisfying snacks despite their insubstantial appearance. As I read the label and picked through the bag to get the most for my serving size, my Standard Poodle, Doolittle, sat at attention right in front of me. We were alone, man and dog. Doolittle would hold his nose in the air every once in a while in order to get a good whiff of the Southern BBQ Pork Rinds I was pulling out of the bag, studying and then eating. My dog was giving me the Poor, Pitiful, Please give me a Pork Rind look. I think he was even pooching his bottom lip out a little. It was only the day before, that Doolittle had devoured a dollar package of crmelled sandwich cookies (Sunday school knockoffs of Oreos). If the pantry door is open, Doolittle goes shopping. This has been getting us in a lot of trouble. He likes cereal, uncooked pasta, crackers and whatever else looks appealing to him. There was a can of coffee on the den oor when I got home recently; he didnt seem to like that very much. That might be a rst. Between raiding the trash can, the pantry, the counters and the laundry bin, Doolittle is out of control. This was as good a time, as any, to discuss this with him. Doolittle had recently been to the veterinarian, I had his Pet Health Report Card handy for this conversation. As I read the client information, we were also discussing the price of his health care. Patient Name: Doolittle Species: Canine Breed: Poodle, Standard Birthday: 3/30/2007 Weight: 92.5 pounds I question Doolittle on the weight, .5? Then I told him, That sounds like a radio station, 92.5, The Big Dog, WDOG. I said it in my best radio voice. Doolittle looked at me as if to ask, Whats your point? Scanning his report card, under the Appearance section, it said Abnormal, referring to his weight. He is kind of abnormal; he reminds you of Eeyore (from Winnie the Pooh) more than a dog. Their evaluation revealed that he is heavier than what the folks at the animal clinic considered to be best. Then, Doolittle and I discussed his eating habits, counter surng, trash can addiction and exercise habits. I told him, You could at least pretend to chase some of the rabbits and deer in the yard, rather than just sit there and watch them. He said nothing. His Body Condition Score was 6/9, Overweight. Concerned and not knowing if we were shooting for a or a , I looked it up. 5 is considered Ideal. I now understood we were actually shooting for the middle of the range. We both were feeling better about his report card. A is actually One better than Ideal. That would have sounded better than Overweight. After glancing through the sections where he was considered Normal, I got to the end and found the part where they say hes smart and what they recommend. Here is my shortened version. Hes handsome. (Of course!) Hes gained weight. (We will concede this.) We need to work hard at getting him to lose weight. (Dene We.) Go on walks with him. (He needs to chase the rabbits. Maybe this was directed at my condition.) Decrease the food offered. (Everything is food to him.) Needs dental cleaning. (Agreed, but I bet its a big money maker for you.) Keep all laundry off the oor in hampers with lids. (The trash can cabinet has two baby locks on it and he does not nd it challenging. His sister pushes in one side, while he pushes in the other. It is quite amazing. The trash can is now on top of the refrigerator. He recently pushed a stool up to the refrigerator, but decided it was too much effort to jump on it. If he wants to eat a sock, he will open a drawer.) If you see him eat something, let us know immediately. (We have a spare bedroom in the basement, just come and stay. He will eat something. Trust me.) Consider pet insurance. (Another money maker for you. Make no mistake; I love my big dog, all 92.5 pounds of him. I will not buy health insurance for my dog.) He is a fun boy! (First you call him Fat, now you call him Fun. Maybe there is a correlation.) We decided that we were going to be OK. I looked at him and decided that an abnormal dog deserved at least one satisfying snack, due to the insubstantial appearance of pork rinds. Abnormal seems to go with insubstantial. I gave Doolittle a pork rind (ONE) powdered with a hint of barbecue sauce. We discussed the fact that it was only 1/10th of a serving. Then he did that thing where he nuzzles his head under your arm wanting you to scratch his back and saying Thanks for accepting a dog that is not ideal. I did. I said it again, .5, The Big Dog, Loving Every Pound of Him. You can nd more stories at www. CranksMyTractor.com.92.5, The Big Dog CRaANKS MY TRaACTORBN Heard Common sense appears to have carried the day for the Gulf County Tourist Development Council. Two newly-created TDC committees recently addressed contractor issues and though the full board did not cast votes, it was refreshing to see that the committees brought logic, reason and a course of action forward. The committees, one a marketing committee, the other a budget committee arrived at effectively the same conclusions after similar discussions hours apart, as reported last week by Star Staff Writer Valerie Garman. The marketing committee voted unanimously in favor of cancelling all MOUs with Statecraft due to non-performance. The recommendation to sever ties with Statecraft will go before the full TDC at the next meeting. As tourist season hits its stride, committee members questioned the decit to the county of an idle marketing campaign and the performance of an event planner that planned events that never came to fruition. The marketing committee pondered how long they could stand on the sideline and the shortand long-term costs to the countys tourism industry. And while there remain issues surrounding the relationship between Kerigan Marketing, the TDC and the Board of County Commissioners, committee members highlighted that none of those issues related to performance; bed tax revenue has climbed historically under the current KMA Visit Gulf campaign. The other morsel of positive news was the questioning of the performance of Statecraft, LLC, the event planner hired by the former TDC executive director under a series of broad Memorandums of Understanding. That the committee members were the rst to say no more and that the TDC should settle up with Statecraft at this point, seems to indicate Statecraft owes the TDC and county money for events planned and never pulled off. This being the rst voice of reason concerning the event planner. This was a relationship the TDC should never have entered into. The TDC has somehow functioned without an event planner in the past, and the rush of BP money was no reason to accept the sales pitch of a company that came into existence after the 2010 oil spill and just prior to securing a 30-day contract as county Public Information Ofcer in the spills aftermath. But it is easier to justify mistakes when it is other peoples money. One could argue the TDC committees were more generous than they ought to have been given their recent history. While TDC board chair David Warriner said Statecraft should be given the chance to come in and justify each dime it received, Statecraft continues to decline that opportunity. As detailed in Garmans story, two months after deadline Statecraft submitted a signicant portion of documentation on a St. Patricks Day event. The company did so with an accompanying correspondence that blamed the lack of accountability of the event on the uid leadership situation at the TDC and a lack of information from the Clerk of Courts regarding paperwork deadlines. Email obtained from the Clerk of Courts under a public records request show that Statecraft was notied upfront about paperwork and documentation deadlines. This was no gray area. The TDCs next step should be to determine how much Statecraft received for events planned and canceled, and request the funds back in full. And for the positive steps taken by committees recently, there was the counterweight that at this critical time the full TDC board could not achieve a quorum to approve committee recommendations at an emergency meeting just days after the two committees met. In turn, the BOCC did little to address the TDC debacle at its meeting last week beyond a quick approval for spending the remaining BP money between $100,000-$200,0000 with a rm that had qualied through the process; in other words KMA, the only local rm that ts the parameters. Two new TDC committees have brought some muchneeded logic and common sense to this quagmire. The full TDC board and the BOCC should follow their lead.TDC takes step in right direction

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Flores said in a statement. He added that he was pleased to see the passage of my amendment preventing the funding for the National Ocean Policy, which had the potential to take funds away from existing congressionally authorized activities critical to the ocean and coastal economies. House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (R-Wash.), who was credited by proponents of the Flores amendment with ensuring its passage, said, Without knowing the potential jobs and economic rami cations of the policy, nor the amount of time, money and resources it will cost to implement, it is imperative that we halt funding so that these questions can be answered and proper Congressional oversight can be conducted. In a bipartisan vote, the Flores amendment was approved 246-174. These are two extremely critical issues for all of us who spend time on the water as these two issues are intended to get us off the water, said Port St. Joe charter boat captain Tom Adams. We are all very happy. Adams pointed to two rallies in Washington, D.C., one in 2010 and the other earlier this year, that he said helped raise awareness among lawmakers regarding the National Oceans Policy and its effect on recreational and commercial shermen. The rally this year was especially noteworthy in that it demonstrated unity across the various segments of the shing community. In particular, the catch share program, seen by many shermen as a way to allocate shing rights to a steadily more select spectrum of interests, was a target. Those programs, combined with shorter shing seasons and lower bag limits are perceived as robbing the rights from recreational and commercial shermen. These catch shares policies are not good for the charter sherman, most commercial shermen and de nitely not for all the recreational sherman, Adams said. Everyone I talk to cant understand why they can only sh for a few days for red snapper and grouper. In our opinion, if these policies are not stopped things are going to get worse, a lot worse, and our sheries will be owned by a select few. The National Charterboat Association, whose president is Capt. Bob Zales, II out of Panama City, has been at the forefront since the EO was signed in July 2010. The NACO through the National Ocean Policy Coalition has worked with other industry representatives to inform Congress of the negative impacts associated with this EO. Zales has attended hearings and provided testimony to the House Resource Committee and the House Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans, and Insular Affairs, which Southerland sits on. This is great news and proves that working with other diverse groups we can achieve our goals of maintaining open access to our waterways and oceans, Zales said of the House amendments passed last week. I feel the National Fishermen Rally is gaining more momentum because legislators are listening to shermen, boaters, and other affected industries and they are taking actions that will allow continued access to sheries, waterways, and oceans. The Recreational Fishing Alliance also weighed in on last weeks actions in the House, calling the approval of the amendments signi cant. The vote to halt funding on efforts which would deny Americans access to our coastal waters and privatize our marine sh stocks is not partisan in nature, said RFA executive director Jim Donofrio. This is not about Democrats or Republicans its about protecting the rights and heritage of our coastal residents. FREEDIABETES EDUCATION CLASSES TO BE HELD EACH WEEK BEGINNINGWEDNESDAY, MAY 16, 2012TWO LOCATIONS, TWO TIMES!CLASSESTAUGHTBY ERICA CESKA, REGISTEREDDIETICIANEVERYONE WELCOME!EVERYONE WELCOME!10:00 AM WEEMS MEDICAL CENTER EAST 110 NE 5TH ST CARRABELLE697-23455:00 PM WEEMS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL 135 AVENUE G APALACHICOLA653-8853 X101 GULF COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY MONTHLY MEETINGCapital City Bank Upstairs Meeting Room May 21, 2012 7:00 PM EDTAll interested Republicans are invited. 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 LocalThe Star| A5Thursday, May 17, 2012 FISHING from page A1 Photo Special to The StarPaws to re ect, the local Coast Guard Auxiliary would like to remind you that Saturday kicks off the beginning of National Safe Boating Week. This does not mean you only stay safe for one week. It means lets be as aware as a smart puppy to stay safe, wear you life jacket because you never know when you may need it. It oats, you dont. We really encourage you to wear your life jacket even if youre a good swimmer, said Marcia Low of the Coast Guard Auxiliary, in support of the national campaign to help keep boaters safe on the water. Be a smart puppy, wear your life jacket! GULF COUNTY 4-H SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION OPEN Special to The StarFor an experience you wont forget, come spend a week on the Choctawhatchee Bay in Niceville for snorkeling, marine education, archery, kayaking, camp res, skits, and many other exciting activities at 4-H Camp Timpoochee! Gulf County youth ages 8-13 will have a great time at 4-H Camp Timpoochee, July 2-6. This ve day residential camp costs $90 for Gulf County residents ($190 for non-county residents), which includes transportation to and from camp, lodging, meals, canteen snacks, program supplies, and a T-shirt. Dont miss out on this exciting opportunity. Camp is lled on a rst come, rst served basis, so sign up now! Registration forms are available at the Gulf County Extension Of ce located in the Old Courthouse in Wewahitchka. Stop by or give us a call at 639-3200 or 229-2909.

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E-mail outdoors news to tcroft@ star .com OUTDOORSwww.starfl.comSection Section A Corner of Marina Drive, Port St. Joe, FL(next to Piggly Wiggly) www.BWOsh.com Corner of Marina Drive, Port St. Joe, FL (next to Piggly Wiggly) www.BWOsh.com Your Hunting HeadquartersMAY FEATURED FISH: Corner of Marina Drive, Corner of Marina Drive, Port St. Joe, FL Your Hunting Headquarters Your Hunting Headquarters Your Hunting Headquarters MAY FEATURED FISH: This months grand prize: Calcutta prize pack includes, gear bag, T-shirt, a pair of sunglasses, decals, visor and drink coozie $129.99 value Wright Mcgill Blair Wiggins S-curve rod with a Sabalos SAB 30 reel combo, $100.00 gift card for online shopping at Bluewater Thursday, May 17, 2012 Page 6By VALERIE GARMAN229-7843 | @valeriegarman vgarman@star .com Five-year-old Haley Saunders spent Saturday morning dragging a nine-pound kingsh through the Port St. Joe Marina. Daddy, I can do it! she shrieked each time her father offered his assistance in lugging the large catch, which was almost as tall as the small girl. Haley and 295 other young anglers hit the water last weekend for the 2012 Kids Win Fishing Tournament, an event designed to instill a love of shing in todays youth. Were trying to teach the kids its about the shing, not about the sh, said Rick Carrie, president of the Kids Win Foundation, the primary sponsor of the tournament. We just want to teach kids to have a love for shing. Judging by the wide smiles on kids of all ages as they proudly held up their catches at Saturdays weigh in, the event was a great success. The weather was great and all had a great time, Carrie said. Saturday started a little cloudy but then the sun came out and there was a huge weigh in with lots of big sh. This year the small fries out did the juniors but everybody had a great time. Kids ages 3-16 toted buckets, nets and lines with redsh, cat sh, ounder, mackerel and more to the stage at the weigh-in on Saturday to see how their catches measured up. However, most of the young contestants paid no attention to the number on the scale. On Friday afternoon, the kids participated in casting, casting net and knot-tying classes at the marina, followed by a cookout made possible by Dockside Caf. I thought that the kids absolutely enjoyed the classes, Carrie said. There was always a line, so I think that was pretty successful. Each young contestant received a shing rod, reel and tackle box, donated by Fish Florida, and a Kids Win T-shirt and goodie bag. Carrie said the event would not be possible without the outstanding support from the many sponsors and volunteers. The Kids Win Foundation is grateful for all of the local support from Progress Energy, the Port St. Joe Lions Club, Roberson and Associates, Mainstay suites, the Gulf County Tourism Development Council, Fish Florida, Tummy Yummies and Coca Cola. Bluewater Outriggers and Half Hitch Tackle were instrumental in getting shing items together and Raf eld Fisheries donated the bait. The Port St Joe Marina and Seahorse Water Safaris helped keep the things running smoothly and Gary Hites could be seen constantly running the forklift getting beverages and hauling boxes of rods and reels. Carrie expressed his sincerest appreciation for all those who helped make Kids Win possible this year and said he hopes that Kids Win 2013 will bigger and better. There were quite a few more sh weighed in this year, Carrie said. It was absolutely a successful event. Falling for shing: Hook, line and sinker JUNIOR WINNERS: Speckled Trout 1st Kennedy Harris 3.4 lbs 2nd Bret OBrien 3.3 lbs 3rd John Mitchell 2.3 lbs Red sh 1st James Smith 6.2 lbs 2nd Alec Nix 4.4 lbs 3rd Gavin Gurley 3.6 lbs Cat sh 1st Garett Ard 1.5 lbs 2nd Kira Willis 1.2 lbs 3rd Charles Charity 1.2 lbs Flounder 1st Samantha Coyle 2.2 lbs 2nd Savanah Lister 2.2 lbs 3rd Chance Harris 1.9 lb Spanish Mackerel 1st Caleb Schweikert 2.9 lbs 2nd Kennedy Thacker 2.5 lbs 3rd Brett OBrien 2.4 lbs Release James Smith 9 releases Small Fry Winners: Speckled Trout 1st Eva Flowers 5.9 lbs 2nd Tucker Ashcroft 5.1 lbs 3rd Eli McDaniel 3.2 lbs Red sh 1st Gregory Dean 6.5 lbs 2nd Hunter Sanders 6.2 lbs 3rd lb Alexander Harper 5.2 lbs Cat sh 1st Tanner Ram 5.2 lbs 2nd Easton Buchanan 2.4 lbs 3rd Russel Joiner 2.1 lbs Flounder 1st Gracy Clark 4.5 lbs 2nd Brayden Dailey 3.2 lbs 3rd Carter Costin 2.8 lbs Spanish Mackerel 1st Donovan Cumbie 1.7 lbs 2nd Gannon Buzzett 1.5 lbs 3rd Eli McDaniel 1.4 lbs Pin sh 1st Leeondra Leslie 1.0 lb 2nd Brannon Nix .6 lb 3rd Farrah Spring .5 lb Release Kaylee Schweitert 12 releases Gulf County Tourism Development Council, Fish Florida, Tummy Yummies and Coca Cola. Bluewater Outriggers and Half Hitch Tackle were instrumental in getting shing items together and Raf eld FishThe Port St Joe Marina and Seahorse Water Right: Haley Saunders, 5, from Albany, Ga. hooked a 9 pound King sh at the Kids Win Tournament last Saturday. PHOTOS BY VALERIE GARMAN | The Star ................................................Young angler, Madison, waits to weigh in her lady sh at last weekends Kids Win Tournament at the Port St. Joe Marina. The Dunn Family had a successful day on the water. Six-year-old Carter Costin helps his dad, Mark Costin, with the ounder he caught. This group caught a variety of species while shing in the Kids Win Tournament. In back is Taylor Burkett, 6, and Carter Costin, 6; in front are 3-year-old Cade Costin and Mark Costin. A group of kids wait to see how their catches measure up during the weigh-in. Gracie shows off her catch at the weigh-in. Two speckled trout are added to the scoreboard. A young sherman is all smiles as he waits to weigh in his catch. Offshore species are returning to the Forgotten Coast in great numbers this month. Spanish Mackerel and king sh are thick in the near shore number in Mexico Beach. Try the buoy line out of Mexico Beach rst trolling dusters with cigar minnows for both the Kings and Spanish. Plenty of chicken or peanut dolphin are showing up close to shore as well this month. Lighter spinning or casting gear with a silver spoon or Got-Cha plugs will keep the school around your boat if you keep one hooked. Only a few weeks left until red snapper season opens, so gear up! Inshore OffshoreAs May is at its midway mark, shing in St. Joe Bay is still red hot. Good conditions for inshore shing have produced great catches of trout, ounder, and red sh this past week. Most anglers are using live shrimp and bull minnows, but Gulp 3 shrimp in a New penny or Sugar spice glow is the hot bait now. 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WEWAHITCHKA CITY COMMISSIONwill hold the nal reading and Adoption for Ordinance No. 2012-1061L on May 29, 2012 at the Regular Meeting held at 6:30 pm CT at 109 South 2nd St. Wewahitchka, FLNOTICE OF CITY ELECTIONORDINANCE NO. 2012-1061LAN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WEWAHITCHKA PROVIDING FOR ELECTION OF ONE COMMISSIONER WARD I AND ONE COMMISSIONER WARD II, PROVIDING FOR QUALIFYING DATES AND A QUALIFYING FEE, DESIGNATING A POLLING PLACE, AUTHORIZING THE APPOINTMENT OF ELECTION OFFICERS, STATING WHO MAY VOTE, PROVIDING FOR ABSENTEE BALLOTS, PROVIDING FOR APPOINTMENT OF A CANVASSING BOARD AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE The ordinance in its entirety may be inspected at the Ofce of the City Clerk located at the Wewahitchka City Hall Annex; 318 South 7th St., during regular working hours. All interested parties may appear at the meeting and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinance. PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA SP O RTS www.starfl.comThursday, May 17, 2012 APage 7SectionSpring football jamboree at Shark Field tonight By TIM CROFT227-7827 | @PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com Local prep football fans will gain a sneak peek tonight at prospects for the 2012 season when Port St. Joe Junior/Senior High School hosts a Spring Jamboree at 7 p.m. EDT. Also participating will be Wewahitchka Junior/Senior High and Franklin County High School. Each team will play two halves, 24 minutes, of football. The Seahawks of Franklin County will open the night against Wewahitchka. The host Tiger Sharks and Franklin County play the next 24 minutes and county foes Wewahitchka and Port St. Joe will end the evening. Port St. Joe The two Gulf County team enter spring practice trying to avoid injuries the Tiger Sharks suffered a blow when Corey North, a standout in spring practice, injured an ankle last Friday and will not play and nd momentum to carry into fall. The Tiger Sharks, coming off a threewin season that was Coach Vern Barths last in a four-year tenure, are starting anew under long-time defensive assistant and now head Coach Chuck Gannon. Gannons focus has been fundamentals. Its going not bad, I thought weve had a good spring, Gannon said. Weve been trying to get back to basics, blocking and tackling, the things you have to do to be successful in football. The playbook, Gannon said, will be opened up a bit mirroring in some respects that of former Coach John Palmer, who successfully guided Port St. Joe during the early 2000s before leaving four years ago for Hernando County in order to get the ball on the perimeter to the skill players. Gannon, however, noted any effort in the back eld will be moot if the offensive line does not step up its effort and bring more physicality. It starts up front with those linemen, Gannon said. If they dont do the job then what happens in the back eld is moot. And, that, in a nutshell, has been the emphasis this spring. Bringing more spirit and energy to practice, ensuring players are getting their work in the weight room. These Tiger Sharks, Gannon, said are bigger, stronger and faster. The weight program has been good, Gannon said. Between myself and (assistant coach) Josh Dailey we have just about every player in a weightlifting class during the day. We are getting there. We are still a work in progress I guess. But we are getting there. Tonights game, Gannon said, will serve as a barometer of what has been accomplished in terms of spirit and energy. The outcome of what amounts to an exhibition game is not as important as the effort on the eld. I hope, rst of all, to see some organization on offense and defense, sprinting to the line of scrimmage on offense, getting our assignments and in formation quickly on defense, Gannon said. Second, I want to see mental and physical toughness. We have to be more physical on both sides of the ball and we have to get to the ball on defense. Weve told them if they do that, swarm to the ball on defense, good things will happen. Wewahitchka The challenge for Wewahitchka is how to replace a running back, Theryl Brown, who rushed for more than 2,800 yards and accounted for 39 rushing touchdowns, about 50 total touchdowns both school records while earning state Class 1A player of the year honors. The Gators, a playoff team last year, also must replace a quarterback Justin Flowers, who accounted for more than 1,500 of total offense, as well as 13 other seniors that graduated. The Gators, in other words, are young, symbolized by a roster that come fall will feature as many as 20 sophomores. We are young, young, young, said Wewahitchka coach Dennis Kizziah. We are just so young, especially up front. We have a bunch of kids who have not played football at this level. We spent two days just working on the proper stance. The Gators should be solid at the skill positions, Kizziah said. Jalyn Addison returns to the offensive back eld to become the featured back. Rashard Ranie, a sophomore to be, will take over at quarterback and has the skill set to be a dual-threat quarterback, Kizziah said. But you cant replace 39 rushing touchdowns, almost 50 total touchdowns, with one player, Kizziah said. That is a high school career for some kids. We have to nd a way to spread the ball around. The Gators also have shown speed at wide receiver and have depth at the skill positions. We want to try to nd out who are playmakers are Thursday and see what weve got there, Kizziah said. The big thing is we want to nd somebody who can play up front. Kizziah said the Gators have size in the trenches, but that is where our youth is, up front. Another hindrance for spring practice has been the success of the Wewahitchka baseball team. The Gators advanced into the region playoffs and the season just ended last week. Six players and defensive coordinator David Barnes, the baseball coach, have barely a week of practice under their belts. That has slowed us down, but we have to keep moving and they have to suck it up and just keep one foot in front of the other, Kizziah said. The big thing is we have not been able to put in all we want on defense. That remains a work in progress. The goal is to build from scratch a team that is long on size, speed and passion, but short on experience. If we can keep our head above water this year, and I think well be solid, we will be (tough to beat) over the next couple of years, Kizziah said. VERN BARTHBarth named AD at Bay High SchoolBy PAT McCANN747-5068 | Twitter: @patmccann pmccann@pcnh.com PANAMA CITY Vern Barth has been named athletic director at Bay High School, Principal Billy May said last Thursday. Barth, 40, joined Bay on May 1 as a physical education teacher and is a member of the Tornadoes football coaching staff. He is well accustomed to the area, having been a teacher and athletic coach at Mosley and most recently head football coach and athletic director at Port St. Joe. Barth replaces interim A.D. Jimmy Longerbeam, the current head football coach at Bay. Longerbeam had lled the position on an interim basis after Mike Cullison left the school last November, a few months following his hiring date. At that time, the school cited personal reasons for Cullisons departure. May said Barth was the lone applicant for the position. Actually, Coach Longerbeam and he developed a relationship sometime around December, May said. We kind of started talking then. They just hit it off and it looks like a good match to us. Its been a priority to us all year long. We just knew we had to nd the right guy. Wed been talking to people all along since Mike left. Barth taught and coached at Hernando and Dunnellon before coming to Mosley and joining head football coach Perry Browns staff. The position of athletic director brings with it a supplement of 14 percent of a starting teacher salary for Bay District Schools. Barth also will receive a football assistant coach supplement, and May said Barth possibly could coach another lower-pro le sport at the school. Port St. Joe womens softball league starting soonStar Staff ReportThe Port St. Joe Womens Softball League will begin play Tuesday, June 5. For details, call 340-1389 or visit facebook.com/PSJWomensSoftball. Summer soccer campsStar Staff ReportAll-Pro Soccer, will be holding two summer soccer camps in the area June 11-15. The rst will be sponsored by the Gulf County Soccer Boosters and will be from 9 to 11:30 a.m. EDT at the Port St Joe Soccer Complex. On those same dates, the Callaway Arsensal Soccer Club will be hosting the camp from 4 to 6:30 p.m. CDT at the Callaway Sports Complex. Both camps will be supervised by former professional player and coach Gary Hindley. Coach Hindley, a vetime Coach of the Years selectee, is the boys and girls coach at Port St Joe High School. At both camps, there will be individual instruction for both eld players and goalkeepers, from ages 7 to 17. Spaces will be limited. For questions or to obtain a registration form, call Coach Hindley at 850-2766353 or email gjhallpro @aol.com. Wewahitchka High Schools Beau Boggess, who reached the state competition this year in wrestling, signed a scholarship Monday with Marion Military Institute to wrestle at the Alabama military junior college next year. WHS WRESTLER SIGNS SCHOLARSHIP

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The students paintings, framed with the paint still wet, sit inside the Chamber of Commerce building as Student Art Day wrapped up and the participants were treated to a luncheon. COMMUNITY www.starfl.comThursday, May 17, 2012 BPage 1SectionBaby shower celebrates parentsBy VALERIE GARMAN229-7843 | @valeriegarman vgarman@star .com Russ Petrucka spent last Thursday afternoon reminding soon-to-be dads that every day is Fathers Day. Despite the arrival of Mothers Day last weekend, Petrucka, an employee with Healthy Families in Franklin County, was on a mission to help young dads realize the importance of developing strong relationships and being there for their children. Dozens of new and expectant moms and dads attended the Healthy Start Coalitions fourth Baby Shower at the Centennial Building in Port St. Joe last Thursday for plenty of parenting information, food, games, speakers and more. Even though its Mothers Day this weekend, every day is Fathers Day, Petrucka said as he greeted a barrage of expectant parents browsing his booth. Petrucka handed out informational brochures to the dads in the crowd and demonstrated the proper way to swaddle a baby. The young guys, you know, they want to be dads, they want to do good, Petrucka said. I tell the guys, you walk into the hospital and youre somebodys son, you walk out and youre somebodys father its a life-changing thing. Bret McClary came from Carrabelle to attend the shower. He will be a new father this August. This is my rst kid Im just kind of trying to get some information, McClary said. Im not scared Im just ready for it to happen already. McClary said the booths at the event helped him realize how early a babys brain develops and how important it is to protect. Kelly Byrns-Davis of the Healthy Start Coalition greeted the parents by proclaiming tonight is your night. The purpose is to celebrate parents and to show honor and support to new parents, she said, and also noted the great turnout of dads in the audience. VALERIE GARMAN | The StarRuss Petrucka of Healthy Families in Franklin County helps soon-to-be dad Bret McClary learn how to properly swaddle a baby at a booth catering to new fathers at the Healthy Start Baby Shower held last week at the Centennial Building in Port St. Joe. See BABY SHOWER B6 Photos by VALERIE GARMAN | The StarPlein Air artist Greg Barnes of Charlotte, N.C. mentors Port St. Joe High School junior Paul Potts during Student Art Day at the Port St. Joe Marina May 9. By VALERIE GARMAN229-7843 | @valeriegarman vgarman@star .com Local high school student Paul Potts had an artistic breakthrough last week. Potts, an avid sketcher who mostly works in graphite pencil, added vibrant pastels to his repertoire with a little help from a visiting professional artist. Potts and 18 other students from Gulf and Franklin counties expanded their artistic horizons last Wednesday during Student Art Day, in association with this years Forgotten Coast Plein Air Paint-out. The event, sponsored by the Forgotten Coast Cultural Coalition and the Gulf Alliance for Local Arts, provided area students the unique opportunity to receive individual assistance and mentoring from nationallyrenowned plein air artists. Potts, with the guidance of Charlotte, N.C., artist Greg Barnes, set up an easel overlooking the Port St. Joe Marina and spent the morning shading the delicate yellow curve of the coastline, pale-green wispy grasses, towering cabbage palms and pale blue sky lled with airy hints of cloud. He was telling me he likes to draw with pencil, Barnes said as Potts, a junior at Port St. Joe High School, shaded in the horizon with light blue chalk. Pastel is a great way to transition into color its a drawing medium. In his third year at the Plein Air Invitational, Barnes said Student Art Day is an event he looks forward to each year. Its hard to put into words, Barnes said. I just love it here. Its a wonderful locale. Everywhere you look, theres a painting to be painted. PSJHS art teacher Beckie Fulcher said she was just tickled to see Potts work and thrive using another medium. Some of (my students) Young artists branch out at Student Art Day Sweet traditions Star Staff ReportThe Wewahitchka City Employees Club invites you to BEE there for a sweet tradition designed to celebrate a local delicacy. The 22nd annual Tupelo Honey Festival is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. CDT Saturday at Lake Alice Park in Wewahitchka and will feature a variety of games, entertainment, vendors and of course, plenty of tupelo honey. Sponsored by the Wewahitchka City Employees Club, this years festival is sure to provide fun for all ages with more vendors than ever. There will be arts and crafts of all kinds, plenty of food vendors, live music and dancing, games, pony rides, a petting zoo, train ride, mechanical bull, bungee jump, water walkers, sand art and more. The most important feature, however, is the very thing the festival draws its name from: the tupelo honey straight from the cypress swamps of Wewahitchka. Patrons can sample local honey and purchase jars of the sweet stuff in all shapes and sizes. Although advertised as the 22nd annual Tupelo Honey Festival, employees club member and Wewahitchka native Leigh Little admits the festival probably dates back even further than that. Its a Wewa tradition. Truthfully were not really sure, but we know its been about 22 years, she said. Were trying to expand it some and really get the word out there. Little said three local honey vendors are expected to attend the event and will have bee boxes in tow so festival-goers can catch a glimpse into how the honey is produced and harvested. There also will be four other honey vendors offering different types of honey from around the state. The City Employees Club will also be offering ve scholarships to local high school students. Traditionally, the festival has only offered one scholarship. Dont miss out on the opportunity to celebrate Wewahitchkas liquid gold, purely produced by placing bee boxes in the swamps along the Apalachicola and Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf earns ACR accreditationSpecial to The StarSacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in computed tomography (CT) as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). CT scanning sometimes called CAT scanning is a noninvasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose and tailor treatments for various medical conditions. The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety. It is awarded only to facilities meeting ACR practice guidelines and technical standards after a peer-review evaluation by board-certi ed physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the eld. Image quality, personnel quali cations, adequacy of facility equipment, quality control procedures, and quality assurance programs are assessed. The ndings are reported to the ACR Committee on Accreditation, which subsequently provides the practice with a comprehensive report they can use for continuous practice improvement. Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf opened in 2010 to serve residents of Gulf, Franklin and Bay counties. The 25-bed facility in Port St. Joe features 24-hour emergency services, inpatient services, surgical services, a full complement of diagnostic and laboratory services and a helipad to be used by Sacred Hearts regional air ambulance service to provide rapid transport for trauma or critically ill patients. The hospital is operated by Sacred Heart Health System based in Pensacola and a part of Ascension Health, the nations largest system of Catholic, not-forpro t healthcare facilities. For more information about Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf, visit www. sacredheartonthegulf.org, Facebook or call 229-5600. FILE PHOTOCelebrate a local delicacy at the Tupelo Honey Festival in Wewahitchka this weekend. The designation represents highest level of image quality and patient safety

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Special to The StarThe GFWC Wewahitchka Womans Club Inc. has announced Carolyn Watson has been selected as its 2011 volunteer of the year. Carolyn has been a member of the club for four years. During this time, she has chaired many large events and she serves as public relations chairwoman. She is organized, talented, coordinated, task-oriented, intelligent and makes sure everyone stays busy and on track. Last year, we published a new cookbook. Had it not been for Carolyn stepping up to take on the responsibility of this monumental task, we would have never been able to have our new cookbook published. She wasted no time in getting in touch with the publishing company to nd out exactly what we needed to do to get started, and she kept us on track until it was nished. Within three months, the cookbook had been compiled, edited, mailed it to the publisher, and the nal product was received from the publisher. This has been a great fundraiser for us and again, had it not been for Carolyn it would not have been accomplished. She is very well-respected and loved by all who know her, and we are fortunate to have her as a member. Carolyn is a wonderful asset to the Wewahitchka Womans Club and has helped to make it a better organization. She can always be counted on to help when needed. For these reasons and for all the hard work she has done for our club, we are very pleased to have selected her as the 2011 volunteer of the year for the GFWC Wewahitchka Womans Club Inc. Qualications: Expertise in: Now Accepting AppointmentsCall Toll Free 888-681-5864 For more info www.seclung.com Lung Disease SpecialistRob Garver, MDNow Seeing Patients in Port St. Joe NOW BCBS-FL IN-NETWORK PROVIDER dbutler@coastalcoverage.com Locally owned and operated Home Business Auto Health Workers Comp MEDICARE PLANSEXCELLENT COVERAGE ANYONE CAN AFFORDTOP QUALITY COMPANY TUCKER LIFE-HEALTH INSURANCE, INC. RATED A+ BY BETTER BUSINESS BUREAURoss E. Tucker, Agentsince 1981Chartered Life Underwriter Registered Health Underwriter850-926-2200 or 800-226-7005www.tuckerlifehealth.com OFTHEWEEKPET St. Joseph Bay Humane Society PUPPIES & KITTENS SocietyB2 | The Star Thursday, May 17, 2012 Look whos turning 26! Happy Birthday to Latrice Larry! She will be celebrating her birthday at home with her parents Eunice and Dale Addison, brothers and friends. Mr. Gary Sasnett and Mr. and Mrs. Barry Nobles request the honor of your presence at the marriage of their children, Amy Nicole Sasnett and Cody Brannon Nobles at 5 p.m. ET Saturday, June 9, 2012, at Oak Grove Church located at 613 Madison St. All friends and family are invited to attend. A reception will be held following the ceremony at the Centennial Building. Jennewein graduatesCatherine Elizabeth Jennewein graduated from Florida State University on April 28. Liz earned a Bachelor of Science degree in nance and a Bachelor of Arts degree in art history with a minor in hospitality management. She is the daughter of Leslie (Costin) and Don Jennewein of Tampa, the granddaughter of Sylvia and the late Ashley Costin and the great-granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Cecil G. Costin Sr., all of Port St. Joe. Liz has a nancial position on Capitol Hill. Special to The StarAmerican Legion bene t for Forgotten Coast Wounded WarriorsThe American Legion of Port St. Joe will host a chicken barbeque from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET (or until the food is gone) May 26 at Frank Pate Park. The dinner will include chicken, coleslaw and baked beans, all for a $6 donation. Water and soda will be available. The American Legion is proud to be able to donate proceeds from this barbeque to the Forgotten Coast Wounded Warrior Project and hopes the public will support its efforts for God and country.Free Laughter Yoga class May 24Gina Vicari will be conducting a Laughter Yoga Class at 11:30 a.m. May 24 at the Port St. Joe Senior Center, 120 Library Drive in Port St. Joe. Gina is a certi ed laughter yoga leader. This will be a very fun and healthy event, and it is free to the public. Call Debbie at 229-8466 for more information. Engagement BirthdayWomans Club names Watson volunteer of the yearSPECIAL TO THE STARCarolyn Watson has been named Wewahitchka Womans Club volunteer of the year. Amy Sasnett, Cody Nobles to Wed Society BRIEFS

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The Star| B3Thursday, May 17, 2012 Robert C. Bruner Attorney Personal & Business BankruptcyOver 30 Years Legal Experience850-670-3030 bankruptcy relief under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Before you decide, ask us to send you free written information THURSDAY & FRIDAY NIGHTSPECIALS 6:00 8:30HOURS: 236ReidAve (850) 229.71218 OZ RIBEYE SPECIAL OR SHRIMPSPECIALWITH 2 SIDES: $11.95Orders served with:CHEESE GRITS, FF, BAKED POTATO, SALAD AND BREAD **AWARD WINNINGDESSERTS** Special to The StarGeneral informationMay 21: 6 p.m., AHEC Academic After School Program May 22: 9 a.m., Senior Breakfast; 11 a.m., graduation practice May 23: 5:30 p.m., Baccalaureate May 24: 7 p.m., Graduation May 25: Students last day half day, no lunch; 2 p.m., end of fourth nine weeksSportsMay 17: Port St. Joe Jr./ Sr. High School, Franklin County High School and Wewahitchka Jr./Sr. High School will participate in a Spring Football Jamboree at 7 p.m. at Shark Stadium in Port St. Joe. WHS will play FCHS for the rst half, followed by FCHS playing PSJ for a half and then WHS and PSJ playing a half.ClubsMay 22: 10:45 a.m. SWAT Meeting, Jr. High May 24: All day, Beta Club end-of-year eventSpecial to The StarFaith Christian School was proud and honored to have multiple visitors on April 20. We would like to extend a heart-felt thank you to Rangers McGhee, Anderson, Goodson, Deitz and Davis, Supervisor Bryce Thomas, forrester Joe Vanderworth and volunteer Jarrod McCardle from the Florida Forest Service for stopping by to educate all the students about the dangers of re in our area. The group also brought several pieces of equipment, including a Type 6 Wildland Engine Pumper, wild re ghting gear and a transport with a 650 J. Dozer used to dig re lines during forest res. Smokey Bear even stopped by to remind the students about the importance of re safety. In recognition of Arbor Day, the group brought a live oak and planted it near the playground, with some help from students excited to throw a little dirt. The students and staff were amazed at the display by the generous men of this state agency and thank them for their service in our community, state and country. The entire school also would like to give a big thanks to wildlife biologist Jerry Pitts. Mr. Pitts came armed with snakes, gators, turtles and a great amount of information about our areas wildlife for the students. All ages were educated, through slides and samples, about indigenous wildlife in and around Gulf County and the proper ways to act and react with such creatures. Mr. Pitts allowed the students to get an in-depth look at all our area has to offer off the main streets and created interest by many to learn more about these animals and the part they play in our environment. Thank you, Mr. Jerry, for entertaining and educating everyone at Faith Christian School. It was a day we will not soon forget!Star Staff ReportThe Odyssey of the Mind team from Port St. Joe High School will present A Night of Odyssey of the Mind beginning at 7 p.m. ET today, May 17, at the auditorium at Port St. Joe Elementary School. This is the nal fundraiser for the team before they head to the World Finals in Iowa later this month. Come see the OM team present their creative and hilarious skit. There will also be a dessert auction. Admission is $2. Come prepared to have a great time and bid on some delicious treats.From pizza box to solar ovenStar Staff ReportThe third-grade students in John Hufts class at Wewahitchka Elementary School recently undertook a project to create solar ovens from pizza boxes. The boxes were donated by the Subway restaurant in Wewahitchka. The class assembled the ovens and baked smores outdoors. A tasty project indeed.Special to The StarOn Thursday, May 11, it seemed only tting with it being Teacher Appreciation Week that Mr. Bryan Baxley, a former Wewahitchka Elementary School educator, be remembered for the effect he had on so many individuals within Gulf County. Mr. B, as he was better known by students and coworkers, taught physical education for 28 years with his last assignment at WES. Day in and day out, Mr. B exempli ed the heart of teaching through his compassion for students and professionalism with his coworkers. In memory of Mr. Baxleys example and deep gratitude for his investment in the lives of students, the Wewahitchka High School Student Government Association and National Honor Society presented Lori Price, principal at Wewahitchka Elementary School, and Debbie Baxley, wife of Mr. B, two park benches to be placed at the new Baxley Building at Wewahitchka Elementary School. The handcrafted park benches are made of area cypress wood by William Jenkins, a vocational instructor at WHS, along with his students. Mr. B will always be dearly remembered by the former students, teachers and residents of Gulf County. Pre-kindergarten: Christina Clayton Kindergarten: Danica KellyFirst grade: Isa BarwickSecond grade: Kylie LumleyThird grade: Gabi Wood (not pictured)Fourth grade: Jasmine BurtonFifth grade: Ana LacivitaSixth grade: Nic JamesBus riders of the week: Leelyn Rollins and Terri Rae Phillips DAZZLING DOLPHINSSPECIAL TO THE STARBack row from left: Brook Hysmith, sixth grade; Savannah Lister, fourth grade; Arieona Hatcher, fth grade; Madison Easter, rst grade. Front row from left: Zeth Hanlon, second grade; Michael Hellum, third grade; Zander Hanlon, second grade; Kristen Ward, kindergarten. WES STUDENTS OF THE WEEKWHS honors memory of Bryan Baxley School NewsOdyssey of the Mind Fundraiser tonight The Lions Tale WewahitchkaElementary School

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FAITHPage B4 www.starfl.com 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 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 This business invites you to visit the church of your choice this week.Thursday, May 17, 2012We cant heal the blind, we cant raise the dead, but we can feed the hungry and help the sick instead. People are in need everywhere, just look around. Take your time and look all over town. People are hungry, sick and lost. Jesus gave His life for them He paid the cost. If were able to help and dont help those in need. One day we might be there, if its done because of greed. John questions your love of God, if you dont help those in need. I agree with John, for many of us are blessed indeed. The opportunities may be many or they may be few. Just give as God has given to you. Billy JohnsonBlood Drive at First Baptist ChurchThe Northwest Florida Blood Service will be conducting a blood drive at First Baptist Church in Port St. Joe on Monday, May 21 from 16 p.m. ET. Donors must provide a photo ID, be at least 16 years of age, weigh at least 110 lbs and be in good health. Please sign up with the church of ce. Walk-ins are welcome and all donors will receive a free T-Shirt. If you would like to make an appointment online please go to www.nfbsdonor.org and use sponsor code W7016. Annual Youth Day at Philadelphia PrimitiveOn the 4th 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 Avenue D, Port St. Joe.St. Johns collecting items for needySt. Johns Episcopal Church in Wewahitchka is collecting gently used clothing, household items, furniture, working appliances, etc. These donations will be stored at the church for needy families and for the semiannual 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.Special to The StarOn Sunday, May 20, at the 11 a.m. ET service, First United Methodist Church of Port St. Joe will be celebrating 100 years of ministry in Port St. Joe. Under the leadership of A.M. Jones, Sr., a group of interested citizens met in the old two room schoolhouse on Long Avenue and Fourth Street. A short time later the same group met in the lobby of the Port Inn and the Methodist Church was born. The Conference sent Charles L. Middlebrooks to be the pastor. Rev. Middlebrookds also served Wewahitchka and Indian Pass. Except for the organizational meeting and the rst few services at the Port Inn, the once-monthly church services and the Sunday School met in the little wooden school building until 1914. Construction of a church building at the corner of Long Avenue and Seventh Street was begun in 1912. It was completed in 1914 and was the rst church building in the town for many years to come. It served as a meeting place for the Baptist, Presbyterian and Episcopal congregations as well. As the town grew, and church membership increased, the Methodist Church was assigned a minister for three Sundays each month. It was many years before the church had a full time pastor. In 1948 blueprints were drawn with speci cations for a church at the present location. The new church Education Building began construction and was not to exceed $25,000. The Sanctuary was rst used in the spring of 1951 but was not dedicated until February 26, 1956. First United Methodist Church would like to invite you to come and celebrate with us this Sunday during the 11 a.m. service. Bishop Paul Leeland, of the AlabamaWest Florida Conference, will be here to preach and celebrate the rich history and future of ministry in Port St. Joe. Following the 11 a.m. Worship Service, there will be a covered dish dinner in the Fellowship Hall and under the Sails. Please join us for this time of celebration, thanksgiving and worship. For more information, call the church of ce at 227-1724. 1934 2012 Hughey Williams, Sr., of Dalkeith, passed away on Friday, May 11, 2012, in a local nursing facility, after a long battle with cancer. He was born July 31, 1934, in Tampa, Florida. He proudly served three years in the Korean War, and was a crane operator for the St. Joe Paper Company for 35 years before retiring. He is survived by his three children: Hughey Williams Jr. (Beverly) of Marianna, Cindy Ray of Panama City, and Joey Williams (Kristie) of Panama City; four grandchildren: Steven Williams of Dalkeith, Lee Erwin of Panama City, Samantha Williams of Panama City, and Clayton Williams of Marianna; one sister: Joannah Costine; and one nephew: Joe Costine, both of Lakeland, Florida. He was preceded in death by two brothers: Ted Williams and Morris Williams; and one sister: Wilma Patterson. A private family service will be held at a later date. The family would like to take this opportunity to thank the staff of St. Andrews Nursing Facility and Emerald Coast Hospice for all their care and support. Those wishing to extend words of condolence may do so at www.heritagefhllc.com.Hughey Williams, Sr. HUGHEY WILLIAMS, SR. Obituary Faith BRIEFSPort St. Joe church celebrates 100 years FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Give as you were given

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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) NOTICE OF HEARING FOR PURPOSES OF ADOPTING AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN OF THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOEThe City Commission of the City of Port St. Joe will hold a meeting on June 5, 2012 at 6:00 p.m., EST, at the City of Port St. Joe City Hall located at 305 Cecil G. Costin Sr., Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida, for the purposes of nal reading and adoption of the Ordinance and adopting the Comprehensive Plan Amendment. The title of proposed Ordinance is as follows:ORDINANCE NO.: 480A copy of the proposed Port Planning Area is attached hereto. Copies of the Ordinance are available for public inspection at City of Port St. Joe City Hall, located at 305 Cecil G. Costin Sr., Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida. The hearing may be continued from time to time as may be necessary. Interested persons may attend and be heard at the public hearing or provide comments in writing to the City Commissioners, City of Port St. Joe City Hall, 305 Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida. Transactions of the public hearing will not be recorded. Persons wishing to appeal any decision made during the hearing will need a record of the proceeding and should ensure a verbatim record is made, including the testimony on which the appeal is based. Any person requiring a special accommodation at this hearing because of a disability or physical impairment should contact the City Clerks Ofce at (850) 229-8261, at least ve (5) calendar days prior to the hearing.AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN OF THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA, BY AND THROUGH PROCEDURES REQUIRED FOR LARGESCALE MAP AMENDMENTS PURSUANT TO AUTHORITY UNDER STATUTES SECTION 163.3187, SPECIFICALLY APPROVING THE AMENDMENT TO THE COASTAL MANAGEMENT ELEMENT PORT OF PORT ST. JOE MASTER PLAN EXPANDING THE PORT PLANNING AREA; AS SHOWN IN THE REVISED PORT PLANNING AREA MAP; PROVIDING THAT SPECIFIC PLANS FOR THE LANDS ADDED TO THE PORT PLANNING AREA SHALL BE REFLECTED IN THE NEXT UPDATE OF THE PORT MASTER PLAN; AND PROVIDING FOR REPEAL OF ANY CONFLICTING ORDINANCES; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. WEEKLY ALMANAC ST.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 1784 6740% Fri, May 1883 6730% Sat, May 1983 6730% Sun, May 2083 6730% Mon, May 2183 70 0% Tues, May 2283 71 0% Wed, May 2384 7030% Healthy Start loves dads and we value their support. About 20 booths from various organizations were set up providing parents with information and demonstrations on car seat safety, contraception, breastfeeding, infant brain development, diaper changing, swaddling and safe sleep. Ellie Tullis, a representative from Healthy Start and Healthy Families, manned a booth with a playpen set up alongside. Here everything is wrong, said Tullis as she motioned to the playpen with a sleeping doll inside. The doll was on its stomach, covered with a blanket and surrounded by stuffed animals, all dangers for a sleeping baby. Safe sleep is a big campaign statewide, Tullis said. The frequency of rollover and co-sleeping deaths is really high. Dr. Robert Head, a pediatrician with Sacred Heart Medical Group, provided the audience with a speech on newborn anxiety, walking the soonto-be parents through the stresses surrounding bringing a baby home. Head went through the schedule of checkups, options for breastfeeding, how to handle fussiness and provided tips on discipline. New babies are work, Head said. The more you can enjoy that, the better off you are. The number one pointer he had for new parents is to learn how to keep your cool. Youre going to get tired, youre going to want to throw youre baby against the wall, but you cant do that, he said. Everyone is here for the good of your child. Dr. David Dixon, an obstetrician with North Florida Womens Care, provided insight into the push to increase access to informational services to new parents in Northwest Florida through community involvement and events like the Healthy Start Baby Shower. Our neck of the woods has a signi cantly higher infant mortality rate, and theres a big push to gure out why, Dixon said. Thanks to organizations like Healthy Start and the March of Dimes, the awareness has really increased. BABY SHOWER from page B1Pediatrician Robert Head discusses the issues surrounding newborn anxiety to an audience lled with expectant mothers at the Healthy Start Baby Shower. Below, one new mom and two soon-to-be moms guess the price of a Teensy Turtle Bouncer during a Price is Right game at the baby shower. Photos by VALERIE GARMAN | The Star

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CLASSIFIEDSThursday, May 17, 2012 The Star | B7 87437S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Investments 2234, 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: 491 Date of Issuance: May 28, 2008 Application No: 2012-19 R.E. No. 03186-065R Description of Property: PARCEL B SCROGGS -MINOR REPLAT -2005 BEING DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE at the Northwest Comer of Section 20, Township 9 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida, thence South 00 Degrees 20 Minutes 46 Seconds West 1923.07 feet to a point tying on the Southerly right of way of County Road Number 30, said point lying in a curve concave to the North with a radius of 2346.20; thence Northeasterly slag said curve and sold right of way for 329.02 feet, thru a central angle of 08 Degrees 02 Minutes 06 Seconds, chord of said arc being North 74 Degrees 20 Minutes 50 Seconds East 328.75 feet; thence leaving said right of way run South 00 Degrees 20 Minutes 46 Seconds West 392.39 feet to a point lying on the Southerly right of way of Canoe Lane; thence run along said right of way South 82 Degrees 39 Minutes 37 Seconds East 394.62 feet to a rod and cap; thence leaving sold right of way run South 00 Degrees 01 Minute 25 Seconds West 107.41 feet to a rod and cap for the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence from said POINT OF BEGINNING, run East 61.01 feet to a rod and cap; thence South 00 Degrees 01 Minute 25 Seconds West 228.21 feet to a rod and cap; thence South 89 De87203S 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 87419S NOTICE TO BIDDERS Sealed bids for furnishing all labor and material and performing all work necessary and incidental to the completion of Bid Group 1 Bid Date: 6/11/12 Bid Packages: 11.1 Food Service Equip. 2.4 Demolition 10.4 Metal Lockers 10.2 Toilet Partitions/ Accessories/Shower Dividers Bid Group 2 Bid Date: 6/11/12 Bid Packages: 8.1 HM Doors, Frames, Windows & Hardware 15.1 Plumbing 15.2 HVAC 16.1 Electrical 16.2 Fire Alarm, AV & Communications Bid Group 3 Bid Date: 6/12/12 Bid Packages: 3.1 Concrete 4.1 Masonry 5.1 Structural & Misc. Steel 5.2 Pre-Eng. Metal Roof Trusses 9.1 Drywall 9.3 Acoustical Ceilings Bid Group 4 Bid Date: 6/12/12 Bid Packages: 2.1 Sitework & Utilities 2.3 Chain Link Fencing 6.1 Millwork & Cabinets 7.1 Metal Roofing & Wall Panels Bid Group 5 Bid Date: 6/14,/12 Bid Packages: 8.3 Coiling Doors 9.2 Hard Tile 9.4 Resilient Flooring 10.1 Signage 7.2 Insulation & Fireproofing for Additions & Renovations to Gulf County Schools will be received by Ajax Building Corporation at the Office of Ajax Building Corporation at 8033 Hwy 79, Suite A, Panama City Beach, FL. 32413 until 2:00 p.m. Local Time, on the above referenced dates. Bidders can obtain Contract Documents from Ajax Building Corporation at 8033 Hwy 79, Suite A, Panama City Beach, Fl. 32413 or by calling/emailing Allan Wooden at 850-224-9571/awooden@ajaxbuilding.com Bid Documents for Additions & Renovations to Gulf County Schools are scheduled to be available on May 18, 2012. A set of Contract Documents may be obtained by providing a refundable deposit (conditional) in the amount of $ 100.00. Costs for postage shall be separate and non-refundable. Additional sets may be purchased for the cost of reproduction and handling Pre-Bid Conferences will be held at the office of Ajax Building Corporation, 8033 Hwy 79, Suite A, Panama City Beach, Fl. 32413 at the below listed dates and times. Pre-Bid Conferences are mandatory Bid Group 1 Pre-Bid Date: 5/22/12 Time: 10:30 am CT Bid Packages: 11.1 Food Service Equipment 2.4 Demolition 10.4 Metal Lockers 10.2 Toilet Partitions/ Accessories/Shower Dividers Bid Group 2 Pre-Bid Date: 5/24/12 Time: 10:30 am CT Bid Packages 8.1 HM Doors, Frames, Windows & Hardware 15.1 Plumbing 15.2 HVAC 16.1 Electrical 16.2 Fire Alarm, AV & Communications Bid Group 3 Bid Date: 5/29/12 Time: 10:30 am CT Bid Packages 3.1 Concrete 4.1 Masonry 5.1 Structural & Misc. Steel 5.2 Pre-Eng. Metal Roof Trusses 9.1 Drywall 9.3 Acoustical Ceilings Bid Group 4 Pre-Bid Date: 5/31/12 Time: 10:30 am CT Bid Packages 2.1 Sitework & Utilities 2.3 Chain Link Fencing 6.1 Millwork & Cabinets 7.1 Metal Roofing & Wall Panels Bid Group 5 Bid Date: 6/4/12 Time: 10:30 am CT Bid Packages 8.3 Coiling Doors 9.2 Hard Tile 9.4 Resilient Flooring 10.1 Signage 7.2 Insulation & Fireproofing Dates are subject to change. Notice will be given to Pre-Qualified bidders. May 17, 2012 87393S REQUEST FOR PUBLIC COMMENTS State of Florida Department of Environmental Protection The Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Beaches and Coastal Systems, is soliciting public comments on an application for a coastal construction control line permit submitted by Terry L. Anderson, P.E., Anderson Engineers, P.A., on behalf of Palms at Money Bayou, LLC, pursuant to Chapter 161.053, Florida Statutes, and Chapter 62B-33, Florida Administrative Code. This application is for the construction of a single-family dwelling, swimming pool and other structures/ activities. Project location: Between approximately 365 feet and 465 feet west of the Department of Environmental Protections reference monument R-141, in Gulf County. Project address: Lot 5, Palms at Money Bayou, County Road 30, Money Beach. Plans for this proposed project are available for public inspection at the office of the Bureau of Beaches and Coastal Systems at 4708 Capital Circle NW, Tallahassee, Florida, from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., Monday through Friday. This public comment request is being distributed in order to assist the Department of Environmental Protection in developing facts on which to base a decision on the permit application. For accuracy and completeness, all comments should be submitted in writing with supporting data, evidence, or rationale to furnish a clear understanding of the basis for the comments. The decision as to whether a permit will be issued will be based on an evaluation of: (1) The design adequacy of the proposed construction. (2) The expected impact of the proposed construction to the beach/dune system. (3) The expected impact of the proposed construction to adjacent properties. (4) The expected impact of the proposed construction on public beach access. (5) The appropriate siting of the proposed construction with respect to local setback, zoning restrictions, and maximum usage of upland portions of the property. (6) The expected impact of the proposed construction on nesting sea turtles and hatchlings and their habitat. Comments should be sent to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Beaches and Coastal Systems, 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 300, Tallahassee, Florida 32399 or by e-mail at valerie.jones@dep.state.fl.us within 14 days of this notice, and should refer to file number GU-529. May17, 2012 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 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 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 CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk May 10, 17, 24, 31, 2012 87282S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION: CASE NO.: 23-2009-CA-000529 BANK OF AMERICA, NA, Plaintiff, vs. BEATA G. WOLF; SEA HAVEN PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; PETER THOMAS WOLF A/K/A PETER T. WOLF; UNKNOWN TENANT(S); IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Resetting Foreclosure Sale dated the 7th day of May, 2012, and entered in Case No. 23-2009-CA-000529, of the Circuit Court of the 14TH Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida, wherein BANK OF AMERICA, NA is the Plaintiff and BEATA G. WOLF, SEA HAVEN PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; PETER THOMAS WOLF A/K/A PETER T. WOLF and UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the, FRONT LOBBY OF THE GULF COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 1000 5TH STREET, PORT ST. JOE, FL 32456, 11:00 AM on the 7th day of June, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 29 SEA HAVEN SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL PLAT THEREOF ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator by mail at P.O. Box 1089, Panama City, FL 32402 or by phone at (850) 747-5338 at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days. If you are hearing impaired, please call 711. Dated this 10th day of May, 2012. REBECCA NORRIS Clerk of The Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk Attorney for Plaintiff: LAW OFFICES OF MARSHALL C. WATSON, P.A. 1800 NW 49th Street Suite 120 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309 Telephone: (954) 453-0365 Facsimile: (954) 771-6052 Toll Free: 1-800-441-2438 May 17, 24, 2012 87201S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Visionary Distributors, LC, the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said Tax Certificate for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The Parcel number, Certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No: 1239 Date of Issuance: May 27, 2009 Application No: 2012-14 R.E. No. 05775-000R Lot 13 and 15, of Block 1005, of the City of Port St. Joe, Florida, according to the Official map thereof on file in the office of the Clerk of Circuit Court of Gulf County, Florida. Name in which assessed: Clifford Jones All of said property being in Gulf County, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the front Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida at 11:00 AM E.T., Wednesday, the 6th day of June, 2012. Dated this 1st day of May, 2012. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk May 3, 10, 17, 24, 2012 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 87172S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 11-455-CA CAPITAL CITY BANK, 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 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 17, 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 Sale217 W. River Road-Wewahitchka+/-9,000sf; retail building; next to Richs IGA; +/-1 acre; on-site; avail for lease; inquire for terms223 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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Text FL08853 to 56654 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: 108 S. E. AVE. 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W/S/E 639-5721. 2br/1ba $425/mo + $425 sec dep. 639-5721 For Sale or Trade $230,000 Lake Front home Toledo Bend Reservoir, Hamphill, Texas 3br, 2ba, 1 acre, boathouse, dock, pavilion, Call 409-579-1107 Mexico BeachLight & airy 2bd/ 2.5ba furn/unfurn Town Home Beachside, Tyndall side of town. Central air, W/D. Fans throughout. Reserved prkg.; Avail 06/01! $950/mo + $800 dep. Call Brenda 850-227-5380 or Gilbert 201-895-4255Text FL09343 to 56654 Mexico BeachLight & airy 2bd/ 2.5ba furn/unfurn Town Home Beachside, Tyndall side of town. Central air, W/D. Fans throughout. Reserved prkg.; Avail 06/01! $950/mo + $800 dep. Call Brenda 850-227-5380 or Gilbert 201-895-4255Text FL09623 to 56654 1bed cozy cottage A vailable June 1 in Port St. Joe. $450/mo + utilities. No smoking /pets 850-229-1215 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 Trailer lots & Camper lots available for rent, Beacon Hill, For info Call (850) 348-7774 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. Install/Maint/RepairPT Lawn Service HelpWith own truck and valid DL. Call Danny (352) 497-6933 Web ID#: 34209350 2012 Postal Positions $13.00-$32.50+/hr., federal hire/full benefits. No experience, call today 1-800-593-2664 Ext. 211. 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 Dri Dri Brite BriteCARPET TECH NEEDEDCALL: James at 850.229.9663 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 Medical/HealthHealth Educator ConsultantThe Gulf County Health Department has one opening for a full-time, OPS (no benefits assigned) Health Educator Consultant. Position based in the Port St. Joe branch. Background screening & O/Tdue to Emergency Duties required. Annual Starting Salary is $27,144.00. For more information, contact Gwen Allen at: (850) 227-1276, ext. 131.This Agency is accepting electronic applications only. Refer to Requisition Number 64923134; Closing Date 05/30/12 The State of FLis an AA/EEO/VPemployer. Apply at: peoplefirst.myflorida.c om for assistance, contact: People First at (877)-562-7287 Web-Id 34209582 text fl09582 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 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 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 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 HealthcareNHC HOMECARE PORT ST. JOERN Part-time / PRN, Field & QA Position Available. Requires: License in the state of FL, w/ one year professional nursing exp. Home care or acute care exp pref but not required. Benefit options & competitive pay. Fax resume to Holly at 229-2725 or call 229-8238 for info... Web ID#: 34208989 Text FL08989 to 56654 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 87230S ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS: The Gulf County School Board will be accepting bids for an Exchange Server, Domain Controller Server, and Migration project at the district office located at 150 Middle School Road, Port St. Joe, FL. For complete details go to www.gulf.k12.fl.us and click Exchange Server located under Request for Bid on our Home Page. Bids will be accepted starting May 8th, 2012 and ending May 29th, 2012. May 17, 24, 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 Mexico Beach 42nd St, Saturday, May 19th, 8:00 Central/9:00 Eastern.HUGE SALEAntiques, furniture, iron work, pottery, glass, pots and pans, dishes, baby palms and other plants, decor, etc. Text FL09675 to 56654 grees 58 Minutes 35 Seconds East 14.00 feet to a rod and cap; thence South 00 Degrees 01 Minute 25 Seconds West 186.60 feet to a point lying on the approximate mean high waterline of the Gulf of Mexico; thence run along said right of way South 85 Degrees 17 Minutes 29 Seconds West 75.27 feet; thence leaving sold right of way run North 00 Degrees 01 Minute 25 Seconds East 421.00 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Containing 0.65 acre, more or less. SUBJECT TO a 10 foot wide access and utility easement being more particularly described as follows: COMMENCE at the Northwest Corner of Section 20, Township 9 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida, thence South 00 Degrees 20 Minutes 46 Seconds West 1923.07 feet to a point lying on the Southerly right of way of County Road Number 30, sold point lying in a curve concave to the North with a radius of 2346.20; thence Northeasterly along said curve and said right of way for 329.02 feet, thru a central angle of 08 Degrees 02 Minutes 06 Seconds, chord of said arc being North 74 Degrees 20 Minutes 50 Seconds East 328.75 feet; thence leaving said right of way run South 00 Degrees 20 Minutes 46 Second West 392.39 feet to a point lying on the Southerly right of way of Canoe Lane; thence run along said right of way South 82 Degrees 39 Minutes 37 Seconds East 394.62 feet to a rod and cap for the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence from said POINT OF BEGINNING and leaving said right of way run South 00 Degrees 01 Minute 25 Seconds West 107.41 feet; thence East 10.00 feet; thence North 00 Degrees 01 Minute 25 Seconds East 106.12 feet to a point lying on the Southerly right of way of Canoe Lane; thence run along said right of way North 82 Degrees 39 Minutes 37 Seconds West 10.08 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. SUBJECT TO a 5 foot wide pedestrian access easement being more particularly described as follows: COMMENCE at the Northwest Corner of Section 20, Township 9 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida; thence South 00 Degrees 20 Minutes 46 Seconds West 1923.07 feet to a point lying on the Southerly right of way of County Road Number 30, said point lying in a curve concave to the North with a radius of 2346.20; thence Northeasterly along said curve and said right of way for 329.02 feet, thru a central angle of 08 Degrees 02 Minutes 06 Seconds, chord of said arc being North 74 Degrees 20 Minutes 50 Seconds East 328.75 feet; thence continue along said right of way South 82 Degrees 39 Minutes 37 Seconds West 75.56 feet to a rod and cap; thence leaving said right of way run, South 00 Degrees 01 Minute 25 Seconds East 325.96 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence from said POINT OF BEGINNING, continue South 00 Degrees 01 Minute 25 Seconds West 186.60 feet to a point lying on the approximate mean high waterline of the Gulf of Mexico; thence run along said waterline South 85 Degrees 17 Minutes 29 Seconds West 5.02 feet; thence leaving said waterline run North 00 Degrees 01 Minute 25 Seconds East 187.02 feet: thence South 89 Degrees 58 Minutes 35 Seconds East 5.00 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING Name in which assessed: Gregory J. Scroggs & Jackie P. Scroggs 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 20th day of June, 2012. Dated this 15th day of May, 2012. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk May 17, 24, 31 June 7, 2012 87240 ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS: The Gulf County School Board will be accepting bids. A bid package may be picked up at the Gulf County School Board, Transportation Department, 150 Middle School Road, Port St. Joe, FL 32456 or faxed by calling 850-227-1204. Items up for bid. Gas/Diesel/Oil, Bid#13-002 Tires/Tubes, Bid #13-003 Seat Covers, Bid#13-005 May 17, 24, 2012 87433S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Investments 2234, 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: 728 Date of Issuance: May 28, 2008 Application No: 2012-18 R.E. No. 03806-009R Description of Property: COMMENCE at the NW Comer of U. S. Govemment Lot 5, Section 31, Township 6 South, Range 11 West; thence South along the West line of said Govemment Lot 5, for 980.9 feet to the Southerly R/W line of U. S. Highway 98; thence South 40 Degrees and 46 Minutes East along said R/W line for 1233.36 feet; thence North 49 Degrees and 14 Minutes East for 100 feet to the Northerly R/W line of U. S. Highway 98; thence North 40 Degrees and 46 Minutes West along said R/W line for 425 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING, thence continue North 40 Degrees and 46 Minutes West along said R/W line for 75 feet; thence North 49 Degrees and 14 Minutes East for 200.72 feet to the South line of U. S. Govemment Lot 5, thence North 89 Degrees and 55 Minutes East along said South line for 64.97 feet; thence South 40 Degrees and 46 Minutes East for 32.64 feet; thence South 49 Degrees and 14 Minutes West for 250 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Name in which assessed: William C. Williams III, H. Steven Miller, Chauncey Beiser 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 20th day of June, 2012. 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