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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Publication Date: 05-31-2012
Frequency: weekly
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
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Thursday, MAY 31 2012 50 For breaking news, visit www.starfl.com Subscribe to The Star 800-345-8688 For your hometown paper delivered to your home! Real Estate Ad deadline is Thursday 11 a.m. ET Legal ad deadline is Friday 11 a.m. ET Display ad deadline is Friday 11 a.m. ET 227-1278 Classi ed deadline is Monday 5 p.m. ET 747-5020 Opinion ....................................... A4 Letters to the Editor ................... A5 Outdoors ..................................... A6 Sports ........................................... A7 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 33 Area ready to salute wounded warriors By TIM CROFT 227-7827 | @PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com A salute and a wave of the red, white and blue are in order. The warriors have arrived. Today and Friday is the chance for the community to come out and show appreciation for those laying lives and limbs on the line in order that the rest of us enjoy such pleasures as a luxurious beautiful Memorial Day weekend. In a sense, that weekend continues the next few days as the community is provided a chance to say Thanks to soldiers who have fought in Iraq and Afghanistan during the third annual Forgotten Coast Wounded Warrior Weekend. This is truly an event for and about our community and surrounding area, said George Duren, a member of the Forgotten Coast Wounded Warrior Foundation, a local non-pro t which underwrites the weekend. The FCWW has nothing to do with local or national politics. It is speci cally about our community and the surrounding area coming together as one and doing something very special in honoring some of our countys sons and daughters who have borne the brunt of defending our nation over the last 10 years. We believe that they deserve all the honor and favor we can give them. The warriors the number doubled this year to 20 along with their caretakers arrived Wednesday in Port St. Joe and will enjoy a private lunch put on by one of several restaurants providing meals during the coming days Sunset Coastal Grill, Dockside Caf and Boondocks among them and activities before tonights formal dinner. The dinner will be at the Centennial Building with Brig. Gen. Bill Wolf from Fort Rucker the keynote speaker. Friday brings more fun during the Wounded Warrior Offshore Shootout, which will begin at 7 a.m. ET from the Port St. Joe Marina, with weighins between noon and 1:30 p.m. Between and around those public events will be private time for the Navy, Air Force, Marines and Army warriors and their caretakers to get away, catch their breath and enjoy a little quiet time along the beaches of St. Joseph Bay and the Gulf of WANT TO PARTICIPATE? The community is encouraged to come out and wave ags and salute the 20 warriors here for the weekend tonight and Friday. A motorcade, led by the Warrior Watch Riders, will arrive at the corner of First Street and U.S. 98 about 5:40 p.m. and move on to Long Avenue by 5:45 p.m. The motorcade will travel Long Avenue to the Centennial Building to arrive at 5:55 p.m. People are encouraged to line those streets and give these soldiers a Gulf County welcome. On Friday, the weigh-ins for the FCWW Offshore Shootout will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Port St. Joe Marina. The warriors will depart from the marina at 7 a.m. People are encouraged to come out and be part of the shing fun. See WARRIORS A2 Lester eyes post as property appraiser Special to The Star Local real estate appraiser and consultant Jamie Lester of cially has announced his intention to seek the of ce of Gulf County property appraiser. Lester, 46, was raised in Gulf County from which he grew up in Port St. Joe on Marvin Avenue and later graduated from Wewahitchka High School in 1984. His father, a life-long resident of Wewahitchka, is BoJohn Lester, and his mother is Joyce Wynn, a former Gulf County property appraiser who was raised in Port St. Joe. Jamie resides in Wewahitchka, where he raises his two children, Trey Lester, 16, and Luke Lester, 12. Both children attend Wewahitchka High School. Lester earned his masters degree in business administration from Liberty University and his bachelors degree in public administration with a minor in political science from the University of Central Florida. Since that time, he became a Florida real estate broker, a Florida state certi ed residential appraiser and is a Florida state certi ed general appraiser. He has been active members in the Appraisal Institute and the American Society of Appraisers where he holds the designation of an SRA (Senior Residential Appraiser) and another designation as an ASA. He also earned the designation as a certi ed Florida evaluator. Lester also was certied as a Florida Supreme Court County Court mediator and Florida Supreme Court family mediator. In addition, Lester served as JAMIE LESTER See LESTER A5 Gulf County revenue to drop $500,000 with property values By VALERIE GARMAN 229-7843 | @valeriegarman vgarman@star .com Gulf County is preparing for a 6 percent decrease in property values for the 2012-2013 scal year, a drop that will cost the county an estimated $500,000 in revenue. County Administrator Don Butler presented the Board of County Commissioners with recommendations from the budget committee on how to make up for the $500,000 de cit during a special budget meeting May 22. The commission agreed they did not want to raise the millage and would make up for the loss through further budget cuts and examination of additional revenue sources. Butler presented a long list of line items that the budget committee culled including potential sources of revenue, places to cut dollars and mandatory budget increases. The revenue sources presented totaled $314,250 in potential revenue for the county. One major source of revenue would come from the county doubling the land ll tipping fee to $70 per ton, potentially providing an additional $115,000 each year. Other sources of revenue presented included increasing EMS fees by requiring the city of Mexico Beach to pay the countys EMS department for runs to Bay County and charging dry run fees. Dry runs are those to which EMS responds, but the patient does not allow transportation to See REVENUE A5 Photos by VALERIE GARMAN | The Star Wewahitchka High School graduate Katie Jones helps fellow grad Hailey Harris with her collar before the WHS ceremony last Saturday. Below, PSJHS students embrace before their graduation ceremony last week. DIPLOMAS AND SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED TO GRADUATES By VALERIE GARMAN and TIM CROFT 227-7827 | @PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com It was a weekend of pomp and circumstance as 134 Gulf County seniors received their diplomas, turned their tassels and took their rst steps into the adult world. Port St. Joe High Schools graduation on May 24 packed the R. Marion Craig Coliseum as eager students draped in purple gowns adorned with tassels of gold walked across the stage and into the next chapter of life. Wewahitchka High Schools graduation was May 26 as dozens of students in red sheath embraced each other and said goodbye to the CLASS OF 2012 See CLASS OF 2012 A3 PSJHS students embrace before their graduation ceremony last week. CLASS OF 2012 Task force raises $4,000 for domestic violence awareness Page B1

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New Sorrelli Arriving Daily! Over 35 Years Experience. 208 Reid Avenue, Downtown Port St. Joe 850.229.1111 www.BaysideFloristPSJ.com Your Full Service Wedding and Event Florist Your Full Service Wedding and Event Florist Your Full Service Wedding and Event Florist TM 1-850-309-1996 shredit.com Local A2 | The Star Thursday, May 31, 2012 Mexico. This year, the group is joined by several soldiers who participated in the FCWW in the past and will serve as something akin to mentors to help the soldiers, many not long off the battlefield, relax and enjoy. It is often overlooked that many of these warriors go from the battlefield, to a hospital, to a rehabilitative center and then home, Duren said. It is easy for them not to ever experience a celebration that honors them specifically. Our goal, on behalf of our community and the Forgotten Coast, is to bring these Warriors together so that they might have the opportunity to bond and experience a weekend of fishing and our kind of fun here in Port St. Joe. Simply put, there is no nobler cause than giving back to those who have given so much for us. The effect on the soldiers can be profound, as explained in an email from Army Sgt. FC Gary C. Everett. The event he attended last year at this time, he said, turned his life upside down. After four years back stateside from Iraq, four years of nightmares and medical issues that seemed without end, Everett acknowledged a desire to end his life, he had enough, he was done, tired. Then came a phone call and invitation to the FCWW. Everett liked to fish so he went expecting nothing more than some time away from doctors and the chance to catch a fish or two. He quickly realized he had set the bar way too low. Port St Joe is not your average, normal, everyday community, Everett wrote. These people are like something you would have to write a script about. Imagine being in a speeding car or van with police escort, coming in from Panama City, all the roads are blocked off, not a scenic drive until you come to this one community (Mexico Beach) ... Here comes the ocean on the right, some condos, looks like a tourist area, now that community is gone. Then comes the bridge (the Tapper Bridge), over the bridge and then we start to see what I have never before seen with my eyes. This little community, these patriotic, freedom-loving, militarysupporting people, these unbelievable people of Port St Joe. People everywhere waving flags screaming and blowing kisses on every corner of every street. I think I was hugged at least 200 times. My hand was constantly shaking someones ... (It) was an attack of kindness and love from perfect strangers, the kind of affection that shows that person, or soldier going through those difficult times, that it will pass. What makes a community do things like this but be so heavy on the impact, what is the reason. Just because? And that is largely the point of the FCWW, as any of the committee members would tell you. A community from folks waving flags tonight on Long Avenue to the 20 boat captains who donated a day of fishing to the restaurants and stores opening their arms and wares to these soldiers, these warriors. They just get it in Port St. Joe, said Marine Staff Sgt. Glen Silva, who attended last years event and is returning this week. WARRIORS from page A1 TIM CROFT | The Star As with last year, the Port St. Joe Fire Department will have a huge American ag to greet the Wounded Warriors as they arrive in Port St. Joe for tonights formal dinner.

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Scholarships awarded to Port St. Joe students last Thursday night Linda Lewis Wright Teacher, $500, Sylvia Sheline; Kiwanis Academics (English), $100, Michelle Hiscock; Kiwanis Academics (math), $100, Kristina Furstenberg; Kiwanis Academics (Social Studies), $100, Ian Frost; Kiwanis Academics (science), $100, Rachel Jones; Kiwanis Vocational-Haney, $1,000, Blake Buskens; Kiwanis Academics (GCSC), $950 each, Sylvia Sheline, Samantha Taylor; Marilyn Witten Scholarship, $1,000 each, Alyson Harvey, Connor Clark; Gold Card academic girl, $250, Alexandria Thomas; Gold Card academic boy, $250, Ian Frost; George Tapper Scholarship (valedictorian), $1,000, Michelle Hiscock; Billy Tapper Local 1564 (AfricanAmerican), $390, Alex King; Billy Tapper Local 1713 (Caucasian), $390, Avery Little; Gibson Rotary (up to four years), $1,000 per year, Kristina Furstenberg; Walter Wilder Scholarship (up to two years at GCSC), $1,950, Andrew Burke; Jimmy and Susan Wilder Scholarship, $950 each to GCSC, Lora Williams, Sadik Padilla, Michaela Wiegand, Cole Warren; Gulf Coast State College, $950, Karah Bradley; Zedoc Baxter Memorial Scholarship, $500, Daniel May; Oliver and Laura Taylor Scholarship, $500, Kristina Furstenberg; Methodist Care Closet, $1,000, Rachel Jones; Junior Beta Club (two), $250, Connor Clark and Karah Bradley; C. Leonard Belin Lions Club, $950, Austin Howze and Sarah Pippin; City Wide Missionary Society Scholarship, $500, Autumn Merriel; J. Lamar Faison Scholarship, $500, Lacey Strickland; Durens Piggly Wiggly NJROTC Scholarship (two), $500, LeAnna Collins and Brittany Anthony; VFW Post 10069 Leadership Scholarship, $500, Nic Dickinson; VFW Post 10069 Ladies Auxiliary Scholarship, $500, LeAnna Collins; CFES Scholarship (two year GCSC tuition and book stipend), $3,200, Brittany Anthony; A Challenge Scholarship (Quinn and Wood, two), $500, Arion Ward and Jenny Miles; Sam Cox Memorial Scholarship, $1,500, Blaine Bush; Herman Dean Scholarship (band), $500, Michelle Hiscock; Band Boosters (two), $500, Michelle Hiscock and LeAnna Collins; WASWA Scholarship (two), $500, Katie Lacour and Rachel Jones; Peppers Spanish Award, $100, Avery Little; R. Marion Coach Craig, $500, Dylan Dunaway; Bryce Nelson Memorial Scholarship, $500, Austin Howze; Pecola and Joe Smiley Scholarship (two), $250, Brittany Anthony and Autumn Merriel; PACE 379 (four), $950 each, Alex King (two), Patricia Davidson and Austin Howze; Margaret Key Biggs, $500, Lacey Strickland; GCEA, $400, Natalie Wood; Port St. Joe Garden Club, $500, Patricia Davidson; Pam Nobles Studio Scholarship (two), $2,000 and $200, Erin White ($2,000) and Montez Walker ($200); Deanna Ramsey, $250, C.J. Butts; Class of 1955 (one male, one female), $1,000 each, Lora Williams and C.J. Butts; Knights of Pythias, $300, Katie Lacour; Fairpoint, $600, Michelle Hiscock; Gulf County Sheriff Dept., $500, Caleb Kesterson; Hosie and Christine Owens GCSC, $3,000, Avery Little; Frances Jean Mahon Little, $300, Michelle Hiscock; Tallahassee Orthopedic Clinic, $500, Kaley Wilder; Megan Walker, full ride to Mississippi State; Emerald Muniz, full ride to North Carolina State; Michelle Hiscock, $20,000 from UF; Kristina Furstenberg, $12,000 from UCF; Ian Frost, $1,000 per year from UWF; Karah Bradley, $2,100 from Florida Realtors; Katie Gardner, $950 from Tapper Foundation; Blaine Bush, $1,250 from American Military Engineers and $1,000 from Tyndall Federal Credit Union. Scholarships awarded to Wewahitchka High School students last Saturday night GCSC College Honor, two year scholarship, Anna Gaskin and Cory Walding; FASFEPA Vivian Scott Scholarship, $1,000, Oliver Gerber; DAR, $100, Donia Lanier; Society of Military Engineers, $1,250, Cory Walding; Tupelo Lodge Scholarship (two), $500, Oliver Gerber and Anna Gaskin; VFW, $350, Megan Setterich; Dixie Youth Scholarship (three), $2,000, Megan Setterich, Austin Guffey and Justin Flowers; Dixie Boys Scholarship, $1,500, Cory Walding; Methodist Care Closet, $1,000, Kristopher Cox; BBB Foundation Scholarship, $1,000, Oliver Gerber; Wewahitchka Womans Club (four), $500, Heath Bailey, Raven Forehand, Trey McGill and Megan Udell; Wewahitchka Search and Rescue (three), $500, Heath Bailey, Austin Guffey and Oliver Gerber; Employees Club of Wewahitchka ( ve), $500, Heath Bailey, Irjara Pippin, Anna Gaskin, Megan Setterich and Benjamin McDaniel; Florida Realtors (three), Cory Walding ($1,400), Megan Setterich ($1.400), Oliver Gerber ($600); Bateman-Wooten Scholarship, $500, Megan Udell; Junior Service League of Port St. Joe, $1,000, Cory Walding; GCEA Scholarship, $400, Austin Guffey; Gator Booster Scholarship (seven), Oliver Gerber and Donia Lanier ($250 each), Austin Guffey, Cory Walding, Taylor Husband, Nicholas Combs and Jeremy Morrill ($100 each); Florida Cat sh Classic Employees Club Scholarship, $500, Kristopher Cox; NHS Scholarship (11), $75 each, Heath Bailey, Kristopher Cox, Anna Gaskin, Oliver Gerber, Taylor Husband, Donia Lanier, Irjara Pippin, Lyndsey Ramsey, Katelyn Roberts, Megan Setterich and Cory Walding; Gulf County Sheriffs Of ce Employees Club Scholarship, $500, Raven Forehand; Distinguished Young Woman Scholarship, $500, Lyndsey Ramsey; Florida Bright Futures Academic Scholarship, Kristopher Cox and Lyndsey Ramsey; Florida Bright Futures Medallion Scholarship, Heath Bailey, Nicholas Combs, Oliver Gerber, Megan Setterich, Anna Gaskin, Taylor Husband, Donia Lanier, Trent McGill, Jeremy Morrill, Katelyn Roberts, James Strickland, Cory Walding; AfricanAmerican Collegiate Scholarship, Ciara Jackson, Travis McGill, Quentin Carter and Bridgette Myers ($350 each), Trey McGill, Megan Udell, Trent McGill ($400), Taylor Husband, Heath Bailey, Kristopher Cox, Cory Walding, Donia Lanier, Lyndsey Ramsey, Anna Gaskin, Megan Setterich ($450 each), Oliver Gerber ($550); Geraldine Williams Scholarship (two), $300, Bridgette Myers and Quentin Carter; Alfredia Owens Scholarship (two), $250, Bridgette Myers and Quentin Carter; Gaskin-Graddy Scholarship, $500, Jeremy Morrill; Baptist State College, $8,000, Lyndsey Ramsey; Full Sail University, $6,000, Nicholas Combs; UWF, Jeremy Morrill, $750; UWF, $1,200, Jeremy Morrill; GCSC Foundation Scholarships (amounts TBD), Megan Udell, Justin Flowers, Benjamin McDaniel, Quentin Carter, Raven Forehand, Trey McGill, Ciara Jackson, James Strickland; CFES (amount TBD), Megan Udell; FSU Transfer Scholarship, $3,000, Oliver Gerber; FSU Grants and Scholarship, $2,750, Katelyn Roberts; Chipola College Cross Country, full tuition, Donia Lanier; MMI wrestling, part tuition, Beau Bogges. CLASS OF 2012 from page A1 Photos by VALERIE GARMAN | The Star From left to right are WHS grads Tyler Whitten, Beau Boggess, Austin Chumney and Austin Bryan. A Port St. Joe High School graduate hugs a teacher before his graduation ceremony on May 24.

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Opinion A4 | The Star USPS 518-880 Published every Thursday at 135 W. U.S. 98 Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Publisher: Rick Martin Editor: Tim Croft POSTMASTER: Send address change to: The Star P.O. Box 308 Port St. Joe, FL 32457-0308 Phone 850-227-1278 PERIODICAL RATE POSTAGE PAID AT PORT ST. JOE, FL 32457 WEEKLY PUBLISHING SUBSCRIPTIONS PAYABLE IN ADVANCE IN COUNTY $24.15 year $15.75 six months OUT OF COUNTY $34.65 year $21 six months Home delivery subscribers may be charged a higher rate for holiday editons. TO ALL ADVERTISERS In case of error or omissions in advertisements, the publishers do not hold themselves liable for damage further than the amount received for such advertisement. The spoken word is given scant attention; the printed word is thoughtfully weighed. The spoken word barely asserts; the printed word thoroughly convinces. The spoken word is lost; the printed word remains. Circulation:1-800-345-8688 My godmother, Phyllis and I had been talking about doughnuts in the days after her birthday. Phyllis lives alone in Gary, Indiana, but has folks in and out checking on her on a regular basis. It was her 91st birthday and I sent her a fancy pink Birthday Girl ribbon to wear. Wouldnt you know it? Her male nurse had upstaged my pink Birthday Girl ribbon and brought her doughnuts for her 91st birthday. At 91, I think you should be able to eat anything you want to, Phyllis agrees. Cake Doughnuts are Phyllis favorite. Phyllis explained to me that cake doughnuts make the best bread pudding. I got busy and found a business card to write on and something to write with. I wrote down Phyllis recipe for the Cake Doughnut Bread Pudding. Phyllis and I are on the same page when it comes to recipes, she wasnt quite sure on the exact measures and noted it really didnt matter. Two or three eggs, you would use three if they (the eggs) are little, two if they are big, Phyllis noted. The butter, the milk, the sugar, the apple sauce, the baking powder; they were all abouts, in terms of how much to use. She could tell I was excited as I wrote down my 91 year-old godmothers secret bread pudding recipe. Phyllis laughed and told me I had to call her when I made it. I asked her, Dont I call you almost every day anyway? She laughed and said, Yes, you do and I answer the phone, but you have to call me when you try it. Ive learned not to argue with Phyllis; Ive learned not to complain. She has an answer for everything and she follows her answers with, Blessed be His name. If theres a 10 mile backup on the interstate, Phyllis notes how lucky I am to be going slow. If theres a thunderstorm or ice or snow, Phyllis points how many people are spending time together inside. Then she will always ask me, Isnt God wonderful? I simply say, Yes maam. When I talk to her about the many bad things going on or the things I worry about, she asks me, Are you in control? I simply say, No maam. Then she reminds me of who is in control and tells me He has it worked out. On Sunday afternoon, I got a hankering to try Phyllis Secret Cake Doughnut Bread Pudding. There was only one problem; I had left the business card with the recipe and all of the abouts at my ofce. It was a holiday weekend and I wasnt driving a half hour to go get it. I was pretty sure I could wing it; I thought I remembered all of the ingredients and if I didnt, I could still make it work. My supermarket didnt have a single cake doughnut. I checked the doughnut case, the boxed doughnuts and the bagged doughnuts. No cake doughnuts. I asked the bread lady and she didnt have any idea, so she called Georgia on her headset. Georgia (a lady, not the state) was quick to respond. After explaining my problem to Georgia, she asked me, Are you from North Carolina? I told her I wasnt; she then began to tell me that I sounded like her relatives in North Carolina. Im from Alabama, Ive been here for more than ten years, I guess I just sound like Im from North Carolina, Georgia. All this talk of states was getting me confused and I was on a cake doughnut mission. Georgia said they didnt have cake doughnuts and asked me if something else would work. I explained to her that it was Phyllis recipe and she might be upset if I didnt use cake doughnuts. Hmm, how about a Vanilla Crme Cake, they are $3.00 off, its about the same consistency, Georgia pointed out. Georgia showed me the cake, it was a bundt cake you know the one with a hole in it. This might work, I thought to myself, Its a Doughnut Cake, that has to be close to a cake doughnut. As Georgia personally guided me around the store getting the other things I needed, I was reciting lines from the movie, My Big Fat Greek Wedding. In the movie, the groom to bes mother shows up at the Greek brides parents house with a bundt cake. It takes a while for the brides mother to gure out that the bundt is actually a cake. When she does gure it out, she proclaims, Theres a hole in this cake! My doughnut cake bread pudding worked out nicely. My daughter helped me and I think I can share the recipe with you. I say, I think, because sometimes I forget what I put in. Bread Pudding Doughnut Cake (Vanilla Bundt Cake) 1 stick of butter 5 eggs (trust me) 2 cups of heavy cream (dont use anything else) 1 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1 tablespoon real vanilla extract (not imitation) cup raisins Imitation Rum Sauce About 4 tablespoons butter pound confectioners sugar (about 1 & 7/8 cups I did the math) Imitation rum extract to taste (not too much, not too little) A little water (enough to make it pourable) Preheat your oven to 350. In a food processor, combine butter and sugar, until it gets clumpy. Add eggs, heavy cream, cinnamon, and vanilla, and mix it up good. Butter up or spray Pam in a baking dish (you gure out the size). Slice half of the Doughnut Cake into normal size slices (not your cousin Earls sized slices, normal slices). Now cut the slices into about 8 10 pieces each and layer in the pan. Scatter the raisins over the top. Pour the egg mixture over the Doughnut Cake pieces; let it soak for 10 minutes. Make sure all the pieces get hit with the egg mixture. Cover with foil and bake at 350 for about 40 minutes. Remove foil and bake for additional 10 15 minutes to brown the top (watch it). Your Doughnut Cake bread pudding is done when the custard is rm, but still a little soft. To make the imitation rum sauce: melt the 4 tablespoons of butter over medium heat in a saucepan, and take off the heat. Add confectioners sugar to the melted butter and whisk to blend. (It probably will be too thick to whisk). Add imitation rum extract, to taste and a little water to thin it out (Try whisking it again). Pour the sauce over the bread pudding and watch it soak in. If you want, replace the imitation rum extract with dark rum; you might not need to add water. It wouldnt be imitation rum sauce anymore. I think you will enjoy it. I call it, Phyllis Godsons Big Fat Doughnut Cake Bread Pudding. I called Phyllis and told her what I did (replacing the cake doughnuts with the doughnut cake). I expected her to either laugh or get mad at me for not following the recipe. She didnt do either one. Phyllis simply asked, Did it turn out pretty good? I said,Yes Maam, then we talked about horses and basketball. After I hung up, I realized I had forgotten the three tablespoons of applesauce. I also used more eggs, real cream instead of milk and more butter and more sugar. I also invented the imitation rum sauce. You could use 14-16 cake doughnuts instead of the doughnut cake. It all worked out; because Im not in control. Things tend to work out when you have a mouthful of sinfully good bread pudding. Find more at www. CranksMyTractor.com. Thursday, May 31, 2012 How are you celebrating Memorial Day? It was my little brother on the phone and he got right to the point. He didnt mention his year in Vietnam. He didnt go into his Special Forces training. He didnt launch into a patriotic treatise on the soldiers that he personally knew that had paid the supreme sacrice for the freedoms we enjoy today K.C., lets go to Tennessee for a family reunion. OK. It doesnt take me long to make up my mind about seeing kinfolks. Besides, I was home alone. Cathy has been for the last seven and a half weeksI know this is going to shock youup in Georgia playing with grandchildren. I did get a post card from her in April. I gured the trip would at the very least get me out of an awfully quiet house. And, before we even get in the car, let me ll you in on country kin. Ive heard all the jokes and stories ...but the truth is the association, bond, family ties or whatever you choose to call it, is real and special. I must have a hundred rst cousins up there. My parents and their parents were brothers and sisters in a farm community that struggled to make ends meet during the Great Depression. They were blessed with very few material things which naturally caused them to gravitate to each other. Im not talking Hateld and McCoy stuff here. Im talking about people that took a keen interest in each others thoughts, hurts, problems, work load, play time and spiritual welfare. They didnt have much. But they had each other. What a heritage us rst cousins share today. When World War II came along my father and uncles were drafted off the farm for places like New Guinea, Guadalcanal, Normandy and Belgium. They didnt complain, buck the system or shirk their responsibility. Faith, loyalty, honor and country ran deep among the families living along the banks of Sugar Creek And we were all rst cousins. You didnt marry into the family. You married Martha, you became a cousin! You married Charles, you married the family. There was no step uncle or cousin by marriage on Aunt Delias side of the family. We wouldnt have dreamed of that. Uncle Womack married my mothers sister. He was about the best uncle a boy could ever have. There was no asterisk. But, there is denitely another side of that coin. If you were an odd ball, contrary sort, pretty much son of a gun, we may not claim you. even if you were an identical twin. It was a family matter and thats the way we worked it out. And, of course, we would never have married our rst cousin. We loved them too much to marry them. J. C. showed us around as soon as we got there. What a treat to visit some of the old hang outs. And it allowed me a chance to tell the shing with the .30-06 one more time. David or J. C. would stand on the bridge and re down in amongst a school of sh. The concussion would stun a dozen sh or so. Me and Joe would be thigh deep out in the creek just downstream throwing the dazed bream up on the bank. We probably shed that way about twice in our lives. It was the two thousandth time I had told the story. None of us mentioned the horric wounds J.C.s father received during the Battle of the Bulge or Cs time in Vietnam. We talked about the night Aunt Ruby Nell woke us up at 3 am, borrowed Uncle Cliffords truck and let us shoot rabbits off the hood racing down the Steadman Ridge Road. We laughed at Uncle Bens dry wit and the talking capacity of most all of the Kennedy women. We visited the old home site where Grandmother was raised. The house burned years before but you still stood there in awe. It was hard to picture Granny as young. But we each had that denite picture of the happiest lady on earth loving us, making a fuss over us, shooing us out of the kitchen or chasing a black bug up our arm. Somehow that spot just seemed to put us back in touch. As we ate supper that night I couldnt keep my eyes off Teresa. She reminds us so much of Granny. What a special privilege she has in life to bear that for all of us! I hugged Martha and Kathy smiled a smile that I remembered from fty-ve years ago. What I wouldnt give to crawl through that old barn with them just one more time. We didnt take family trips to the beach or out to Hollywood. Id never been to Memphis or Nashville. We would vacation at Pas house. And stay with the different cousins as the need and occasion arose. Im telling you, I love these people more than life itself. As a matter of fact, it wouldnt be life without them. Pa and Gran, Uncle Clifford, Aunt Beatrice, Mom and Dad, Uncle Womack, Uncle Hugh, Uncle F. D., Aunt Delia, the list goes on .they are not physically with us anymore. But they shall never leave us. As long as any of us can draw a breath that wonderful generation will live on. Just by gathering up on this night we honored them once again. Somehow, I know they heard us. Family and country are kinda hard for me to separate at this particular time of year. I realize so fully that we wouldnt be the family we are today without the love and care that each of these aunts and uncles contributed so willingly to the future and well being of their off spring. I reckon the American soldier has done exactly the same thing for this country. Gratefully, Kes HUNKER DOWN Kesley Colbert What so proudly we hailed CRANKS MY TRACTOR BN Heard Prepare your kids for summer job expenses By JASON A LDERMAN High school and college students hoping to nd temporary jobs may be in for a tough time this summer once again as they compete with older, more experienced workers in a still-struggling economy. But if your kid is fortunate enough to nd work, there are a few things he or she and you should know about the economic and tax ramications of temporary employment: Payroll deductions. If this is their rst job, warn your kids about common payroll deductions that can take a big bite out of take-home pay. Common culprits include state and federal income taxes, Social Security and Medicare (FICA), health and unemployment insurance, uniforms and union dues. When starting a new job your child will be asked to ll out IRS Form W-4, the Employees Withholding Allowance Certicate. Employers use this form to determine how much income tax should be withheld from your paycheck. The forms instructions help determine how many personal allowances can be claimed. Note: If you claim your children as dependents and they earn less than $5,950 during 2012, they probably wont owe any income tax for the year. If so, they can request that employers not withhold income taxes by claiming an exemption from withholding on Line 7 of the W-4. However, if you notice on their year-end W-2 form that the employer did indeed withhold federal and state income taxes, your child must le a tax return in order to get a refund. Self-employed status. Many teens start their working careers by being self-employed, doing part-time jobs like babysitting, yard work or housekeeping. Its important to know that this income is also subject to income tax. If their selfemployment net earnings exceed $400 in 2012, your kids also must pay self-employment tax, even if they owe no income tax. This tax is similar to the Social Security and Medicare taxes that get withheld from regular wages. Self-employment tax is assessed at 13.3 percent of net self-employment income reported. The IRS provides a handy guide called Taxable Income for Students guide that explains what types of income are and are not taxable (www.irs.gov). For example, tips, bank account interest and certain scholarshippaid expenses (such as room and board) must be reported as taxable income. IRA contributions. Retirement is probably the last thing on your teenagers mind, but you should know that they are allowed to open and contribute earned income up to $5,000 to an IRA each year. If you or the grandparents want to make a down payment on your kids future, consider funding an IRA. For teens it usually makes sense to open a Roth IRA as opposed to a traditional IRA. Heres why: With a Roth, you pay tax on the contributions that year and kids are usually in the lowest tax bracket. Then, contributions and investment earnings grow tax-free forever. With a traditional IRA, you make pretax contributions but pay income tax on withdrawals at retirement usually at a much higher tax rate. If someone opened a Roth IRA at age 16 and contributed only $1,000 a year, the account could be worth over $300,000 by age 60. Sit down with your kid and play around with the Roth IRA Calculator at www. dinkytown.net its a great way to teach the importance of compound earnings. Jason Alderman directs Visas nancial education programs. To Follow Jason Alderman on Twitter: www.twitter. com/PracticalMoney. CAKE DOUGHNUTS & DOUGHNUT CAKES

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A newspapers editorial page should be a forum where differing ideas and opinions are exchanged. All letters and guest columns must be signed and should include the address and phone number of the author. The street address and phone number are for veri cation and will not be published. Letters must be in good taste and The Star reserves the right to edit letters for correctness and style. S HARE YOUR OPINIONS Local The Star| A5 Thursday, May 31, 2012 a hospital or other health care provider, effectively, as it was explained by EMS director Houston Whiteld during budget committee discussions, using EMS as a primary care provider. Another revenue source would come from a 5 percent local option gas tax, which could bring in $140,000 for the county in the rst nine months. Increasing the building departments fees was also suggested, for about $25,000 in additional revenue. Mandatory budget increases total $210,381 for the upcoming scal year, with increases coming from utilities, Medicaid payments, retirement, the IT department and insurance coverage. Butler presented $696,115 worth of budget decrease opportunities from the budget committee for the upcoming year. These included $50,000 budget cuts for both the library and the county courthouse and a 6 percent funding decrease for outside agencies like the Humane Society, Wewahitchka Search and Rescue, the Senior Citizens Center and the Gulf County Association for Retarded Citizens. Another suggestion was to transfer parks and recreation upkeep to the Tourism Development Council, eliminating $25,000 from the county budget. Other proposed cuts included $16,600 from the Economic Development Council budget, $150,000 from not lling vacant public works positions, decreasing property and casualty insurance, decreasing fuel, and turning over the commodities program to a non-pro t organization, which would save the county nearly $20,000. Butler said if commissioners chose to adopt the budget committees recommendations as is, they would be in pretty good shape. The budget decrease would be $799,984 if commissioners adopted all suggestions, more than clearing the lost $500,000 from decreasing property values. There are ways to make up the $500,000, Butler said. In a nutshell, by doing some things here, you dont have to worry about laying someone off. Each commissioner took a moment at the meeting to voice their opinion on the budget committees recommendations. I think several things on this sheet will de nitely work, Commissioner Warren Yeager said. At some point, we do need to go down line item by line item. Yeager said the county needs to look into what surrounding areas are charging for their land lls and look into charging service fees for mandatory garbage pick up through MTSUs and MTBUs. Im for MSTUs; Im for all of those issues, Yeager said. Anything to lower the property tax, thats the way to do it. Yeager said he has preached for years that ad valorem, or property tax, is not a fair tax. Weve cut nearly 40 percent out of our budget, Yeager said. Manpower wise its getting harder and harder to do that number. Commissioner Ward McDaniel stressed he was not in favor of raising taxes. I do not want to see a tax increase, McDaniel said. We just need to keep narrowing it down and working it and working it. Commissioner Tan Smiley agreed he did not want to see a tax increase, but also didnt want to have to limit certain services the county offers. Were faced with a very dif cult problem, Smiley said. We just need to take our time and look at this budget. BOCC Chairman Bill Williams pushed for a motion to declare that the board is rm against raising the millage. It is my objective as the chair that we do not raise the millage, Williams said. I think its important that we dont mislead the public and the budget committee. Commissioner Carmen McLemore said it was too early to put that motion on the table. Yeager agreed he was in full support of not raising the millage, but stated the board should discuss the speci cs of each recommendation at another special meeting. I do think there are some items we need to look at from both sides, Williams said. I think some of the recommendations are good this is the beginning phase. The BOCC called for another special meeting to discuss the speci cs of each line item at a later date. Star News Editor Tim Croft contributed to this story. a special magistrate for years in several surrounding counties such as Bay, Okaloosa and Leon. During this time, he heard the cases between the county property appraiser and property owners concerning their assessments. I have heard the cries of property owners and the pleas for fair assessments, Lester said. In addition, to changes needed in the taxation system. The education, experience and being a state certi ed general appraiser will allow me to examine the market and use the knowledge gained to work with a property owner in getting all they deserve in a fair assessment, not only in value, but in exemptions, he said. Being in the real estate business for over 28 years and being from both ends of the county has allowed me to build a vast knowledge of the property and lands that make up our great county. In addition, being raised up in the Gulf County Property Appraisers ofce from the days of Sammy Patrick when he was property appraiser Lester has witnessed the changes the county has gone through. Since that time, he has worked in the Bay County Property Appraisers of ce under Richard Davis and was the director of appraisals in the Okaloosa County Property Appraisers Of ce for more than two years. Lester said he always has believed in compassion with understanding and his community involvement is evident. He has helped raise money and supported projects of the local VFW Post in Wewahitchka. He has been the entertainment chairman for the American Cancer Society for the Relay for Life. He is past president of the Port St. Joe Kiwanis, past president of the Seminole County Young Republicans and past president of College Republicans for the University of Central Florida. This campaign is about positive change with new ideas and creativity to help property owners in valuing their property with conservative ideas and notifying property owners of what is available to them and what they are entitled to, he said. The county appraiser is also a voice for the citizens to be heard at the state level. Gulf County needs to be heard at the state level to campaign for taxation changes that affect our property owners and citizens of our county. I lobbied several years ago for a ve-year average assessment so we would not ever face spiked property values in one year. I lobbied to cap spending at the local level and created an assessment methodology on a volume discount method at the local level for multiple lot ownership, he continued. In addition, I worked with several legislators and created a valuation formula for calculating a fair assessment mythology for those Floridians affected by the Chinese drywall issue. Lester also worked to protect the local shing industry by working to implement the legislation on working waterfront properties to protect our local shing industry from increased assessments and not value them on highest and best use. The people of Gulf County need positive, effective leadership, not a follower, but a doer and someone that will stand up for the rights of the people, someone not afraid to tackle the issues, Lester said. REVENUE from page A1 LESTER from page A1 By VALERIE GARMAN 229-7843 | @valeriegarman vgarman@star .com The Florida Department of Transportation held a public meeting last week to answer residents questions and hear their concerns about a major road construction project that will begin next year. The $7 million project will resurface the 6.8-mile stretch of SR 30-A between SR 30-E (Cape San Blas Road) and Highway 98, widening the travel lands to 12 feet and adding vefoot paved shoulders to the roadway. Construction will begin in the fall of 2013. DOT Public Information Director Ian Satter said although the project wont begin for more than a year, the DOT tries to get the word out early, especially with a vital road like 30-A. The DOT provided aerial maps of the roadways, outlining the construction pathway at the meeting. We hold majority of our meetings in open-house format, Satter said This is more of an intimate atmosphere. Satter said the project wont ever completely close the road but will produce interim lane closures. Speed limits along 30-A will be adjusted for safety purposes, Satter said, but residents will receive warning weeks before the changes are made. He said the Sabal Palms along the roadway must also be removed for safety purposes. Satter said the DOT is still collecting feedback from area residents and will complete their nal plan design for the road improvements by November of this year. Obviously people have businesses and homes along the road, Satter said. We plan on maintaining entrances to business and homes at all times during the project. DOT holds 30-A project meeting

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O UTDOORS www.starfl.com Section Section A Special to The Star Love is in the air for Florida black bears. Breeding season for bears runs from June to July, and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is reminding homeowners that bears are moving around, foraging for food and looking for mates. According to FWC bear management program coordinator Dave Telesco, the agency is seeing an increase in calls about bears in neighborhoods around the state. The animals are lured into neighborhoods to feast on unsecured trash. His best advice: Do not feed the bears. It is also illegal to feed bears in Florida. Problems arise when bears have access to peoplerelated food sources such as pet foods, garbage, barbecue grills, birdseed or livestock feed, Telesco said. Bears learn very quickly to associate people with food, and this puts the animals at increased risk of illegal kills or crossing highways and getting hit by vehicles. Black bears normally are too shy to risk contact with humans, but their strong food drive can overwhelm these instincts. Residents can help these bears move on, so they dont cause a con ict. If people remove the attractants, the bears will stay where we want them to stay in wooded areas and not enter urban and suburban neighborhoods, Telesco said. Properly storing and securing garbage is a proven method of discouraging bears. Barbecue grills should be stored in a secure place, such as a garage or a sturdy shed when they are not in use (typically evenings). Keep garbage cans secure and only place them outside on the morning of pickup, rather than the night before. People can encourage their neighbors, community or local government to use bear-resistant trash containers or dumpsters. To nd out where to get them, go to MyFWC.com/ Bears and select Brochures & Other Materials. Another way people can help is to feed pets indoors or bring in dishes after feeding, Telesco said. Relocating bears is not always the best option, Telesco explained. Most bears do not stay where we put them, and more than half of the bears we move just end up causing con icts again in a new location. If you see a black bear, remain calm. Dont run. Walk calmly toward a building or vehicle and get inside, Telesco said. If you have children or pets, bring them inside. Once you are in a secure location, encourage the bear to leave by banging pots and pans, blowing a car or air horn or whistle. The more stressful a bears encounter with you, the less likely it is to come back. If a bear is in a tree, leave it alone. Remove people and dogs from the area. The bear usually will come down and leave when it feels safe, which is typically after dark. If the bear is threatening the safety of humans, pets or livestock or is causing property damage, report it to the FWC at 888-404-FWCC (3922). Residents can nd out more about living with black bears at MyFWC.com/Bear. Frequently asked questions about bears Q. How many bears are there in Florida? A. The best scienti cally valid population estimates total 2,500 to 3,000 bears statewide. Bears currently live in eight relatively isolated areas. While some populations appear to be doing well, others are still recovering. Q. What do I do if I see a bear? A. If you encounter a bear at close range, remain standing upright, back up slowly and speak to the bear in a calm, assertive voice. Do NOT feed or intentionally attract bears. If a bear eats something on your property, take note of what it is and secure it once the bear leaves. NEVER approach or surprise a bear. If you see a bear from a distance, enjoy the experience, but do not move toward the bear. If you are close, do not make any sudden or abrupt movements. Back way slowly and be sure the bear has an obvious escape route. If you are in your yard, make sure you are in a safe area and that the bear has a clear escape route. Then, make noise or bang pots and pans to scare the bear away. Do NOT turn your back, play dead, climb a tree or run. Back away slowly into the house or a secure area. Avoid direct eye contact. Bears and many other animals may view this as aggressive behavior. Report any bear that is threatening the safety of humans, pets or livestock to the FWCs Wildlife Alert hotline, 888-404-FWCC(3922) (see the contact us page). Cell phone users can call *FWC or #FWC. Q. Are black bears fast runners or good climbers? A. Absolutely! Bears can run up to 35 mph and climb 100 feet up a tree in 30 seconds! Do NOT run or climb a tree when you encounter a bear. Dont run. Running triggers a chase instinct in many animals, including bears. You cant outrun a bear. Dont climb a tree. Bears are excellent tree climbers. Mother black bears often send their cubs up a tree when they sense danger. You dont want to end up in a tree with a couple of cubs above you and a mother bear below you! If a bear chases you, youll just end up fending off a bear in a tree rather than on the ground. Dont play dead or turn your back on the bear. Back away slowly, make sure the bear has a clear escape route. Stop and hold your ground if your movement away seems to irritate instead of calm the bear. If bears feel threatened, they may clack their teeth together, moan, blow, huff or paw the ground. The bear is showing you that it is as uncomfortable with the situation as you are. These are not indications of aggressive intent or an imminent attack. Truly predatory or aggressive black bears are eerily silent. Q. What do I do if the bear stands up on its hind legs? A. If the bear stands up, this is NOT an aggressive behavior. The bear is only trying to see you better to gure out what you are and assess whether or not you are a threat. Back away slowly, making sure the bear has a clear escape route. Q. What do I do if a bear comes toward me or attacks? A. If the bear paws the ground, huffs and puffs, clacks and snorts, or runs directly at you but stops before reaching you and returns to where it started, it is trying to scare you off. If you stand your ground, the bear will likely stop and move away. No matter what happens, do not run away. Continue slowly backing away, talking and holding up your arms. The bear may charge or vocalize several times until it is comfortable turning its back on you and leaving. While there have been no predatory bear attacks on people in Florida, more than a dozen people have been bitten and scratched by bears defending themselves, cubs or food sources. If a black bear attacks you: Fight back aggressively. People in other states have successfully fended off black bear attacks using rocks, sticks or even their bare hands. Bears are wild animals and must be respected. Even though they are typically quiet and shy animals, they have the potential to seriously harm humans. Do not take unnecessary risks. 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The last day of the 40-day season is July 10. This years state season, which is the same as the 2012 federal recreational red snapper season in the Gulf of Mexico, was set in May at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission meeting. Florida state waters in the Gulf extend from shore to nine nautical miles; federal waters extend beyond that line to 200 nautical miles. The Gulf red snapper stock is improving, but the population still needs an increase in the number of older sh for it to be sustainable. Red snapper are estimated to live more than 50 years, but the current stock consists primarily of sh that are only a few years old. Older sh are the key to rebuilding the population because older female red snapper produce more eggs than younger females. This season will help continue to rebuild the red snapper population so that more red snapper shing opportunities will be possible in the future. More information about red snapper shing is available online at MyFWC.com/Fishing by clicking on Saltwater, Recreational Regulations and then Gulf Red Snapper. King sh and Spanish mackerel are still holding on the buoys out of Mexico Beach in good numbers. All eyes will be on the season opener of red snapper this Friday, June 1st. Great snapper catches can be found on many of the M.B.A.R.A numbers close to shore. Plenty of Mahi-Mahi are holding close to shore south of the Cape and west to Panama City. Inshore Offshore Summer is close at hand and the air and water temperatures are up, making for some great shing opportunites on the Forgotten Coast. Great trout and ounder catches are being reported in the deeper channels of Pig Island and Blacks Island as well. Some red sh are still in the I.C.W. this week, but are hit and miss. SPONSORED BY Gulf of Mexico red snapper season begins June 1

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PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA SP O RTS www.starfl.com A Section Thursday, May 31, 2012 PLEASE JOIN US FRI. MORNING AT 7:00 am, at PSJ MARINA AND WAVE FLAGS AT JETTY PARK AS WARRIORS & BOATS LEAVE!!! Noon -1:30PM EDT Return and Weigh In of Fish for Warriors Fish will be cleaned by Volunteers from VFW Saturday, June 2, 2012 8:00AM EDT Farewell Breakfast especially prepared for Warriors & Guest by VFW Post 10069 and American Legion 116 along with the VFW Post 10069 Ladies Auxiliary GOLD PARTNER Anonymous Contributor Bluewater Outriggers Dockside Cafe Durens Piggly Wiggly John C. Gainous VFW Post 10069 SILV ER PARTNER Bill Cramer Chevrolet Cadillac Buick GMC Boon Docks Restaurant City of Mexico Beach City of Port St. Joe Coast2Coast Printing & Promotions Military Order of the Purple Heart, Chapter #794, PC, FL No Worries Vacation Rentals Panache Tents & Events Quilts of Valor Semper Fi Sisters Tapper & Company VFW Post 10069 Ladies Auxiliary Walter Green Swimwear & Accessories SILV ER L E V E L BO AT P ARTNER S Blake Anderson Brad Benners CMSgt Bob Cox, ret & CMSgt. Carol Cox, ret Danny Tankersly Dewey Blaylock Don Spillers Earl Stuckey Frank Romiti Guy Williams Jacob Tankersly Jim Lewis Lee Duren & Brent Romiti Matt Terry Nate Odum Randy Hudson Ryan Kelley Steve Newman & Zach Childs Steve Petty Tom Perry Zach Ferrell & Chris Hatcher B R O N Z E PARTNER Ann Pridgeon Bridge at Bay St. Joe Capital City Bank Catherine VanBuskirk Centennial Bank Charles Costin, Atty. Care Closet Debbie Hooper, Photography Farnsley & Johnston Wealth Management Consultants, LLC Greg Abrams Seafood Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative Harolds Auto Parts, Wewahitchka LT.COL. & Mrs. Jim Poe, ret Mexico Beach CDC Mr. Jay Rish Mr. & Mrs. Jim Caughey Mr. & Mrs. Stuart Shoaf Port St. Joe Marina Sandys Stitches Scallop Cove St. Joe Ace Hardware St. Joe Shrimp Sunset Coastal Grill The Star Newspaper Willis V. Rowan American Legion Post 116 S P EC I A L CO NTR IB UT O R Barbara Radcliff Blackwell Insurance Boyd & Paula Pickett Boyer Signs Captain Trey Landry Catheys Ace Hardware Costin Insurance Emerald Coast Federal Credit Union John C. Gainous Post 10069 VFW Mens Auxiliary Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Tabatt Roberson & Associates Shoreline Medical Group Waterfront Auto Sales FR I EN DS OF THE EV ENT Alines Beauty Salon Bayside Lumber Cadence Bank Cathey Construction Eds Red First United Methodist Church-PSJ Frank May Gulf County Beaches Fire Dept. Gulf County Board of County Commissioners Gulf County EMS Gulf County Sheriffs Dept. Gulf Foods Joe Mamas Wood Fired Pizza Merritt Construction No Name Cafe Peaks Unlimited Port St. Joe Board of City Commissioners Port St. Joe Fire Dept. Port St. Joe Police Dept. Preble-Rish Sacred Heart Hospital St. Joe Rent All St. Joseph Historical Society Inc Wewahitchka Board of City Commissioners Wewahitchka Womens Club The Veterans Task Force of NW Florida All Motorcycle Rider Organizations PARTNER SPONSOR LIST Thank you to the many patriotic citizens who are volunteering to make this community event possible as we Honor American Heroes. 5:35 p.m. Wednesday, May 30, 2012 Arrival of 20 Wounded Warrior Heroes and their Guest plus 4 returning Warriors as Volunteers Private Welcome Dinner at Windmark for Warriors & their Guest. Honor Motorcade Parade for Our Community to Welcome Warriors 5:30PM EDT Motorcade Departs Windmark to Centennial Bldg, (see map for route) our Warrior Hero Guests. Thursday, May 31, 2012 6:00 PM EDT HONOR BANQUET at Centennial Bldg with Brigadier General Bill Wolf for Warriors, Partner Sponsors & Special Guests Friday, June 1, 2012 7:00AM EDT Departure from PSJ Marina of Boats for Warrior Offshore Shootout Fishing Tournament WE WELCOME ALL CITIZENS 5:40 p.m. 5:50 p.m. Page A7 By VALERIE GARMAN 229-7843 | @valeriegarman vgarman@star .com Thanks to a generous donation from a private organization, Wewahitchka High School sports fans will have a better view to cheer on their favorite indoor Gator sports teams this upcoming school year. Valu Teachers, a company specializing in school retirement plans, has donated funds to supply the WHS gymnasium with a second digital scoreboard so fans can better cheer on their favorite wrestlers and basketball and volleyball players. WHS Athletic Director Dennis Kizziah said an additional scoreboard will mean a great deal for indoor athletics. Were probably the only school in the district that doesnt have two scoreboardswere looking forward to being able to see the score on both ends of the gym, Kizziah said. Were just glad we were able to nd someone to help us out on this. Valu Teachers provides retirement education and retirement planning services for more than 7,100 school districts across the United States, including Gulf County. Were a big provider of school retirement services in the state of Florida, said Benjamin MacNabb of Valu Teachers. Were grateful for the opportunity to help support this community. Superintendent Jim Norton said he is grateful for the districts partnership with Valu Teachers. Its hard to have a basketball season or a wrestling match with only one scoreboard, Norton said. Weve found a good partner in Valu Teachersits just a great public/private partnership. VALERIE GARMAN | The Star Representatives from Valu Teachers, a private school retirement plan provider, visited Wewahitchka High School last week to present a check for a new scoreboard in the WHS gymnasium. From left to right are Gator Booster member Daniel Jordan, Gulf County maintenance director Greg Lay eld, Tony Strange, district maintenance foreman in Wewahitchka, WHS JV Coach Ben Ranie, Superintendent Jim Norton, Principal Debbie Baxley, WHS Athletic Director Dennis Kizziah, and David Koran and Benjamin MacNabb of Valu Teachers. Star Staff Report During the month of June, the St. Josephs Bay Golf and Country Club is pleased to offer free golf lessons to local boys and girls ages 8-16. Highly skilled instructors will introduce students to all aspects of the game including such basics as grip, stance, posture and swing. Other topics will deal with the correct full swing, short game, trouble shots, chipping and putting. The junior golf clinic will be held every Friday in June from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. ET beginning June 1. All equipment and practice balls will be provided free of charge and special tee times and prices are available for parent/student matches. Limited space is available, so please register early. For more information call 227-1751, visit our web site at www.stjoebaygolf.com or email info@ stjoebaygolf.com. Star Staff Report All-Pro Soccer, will be holding two Summer Soccer Camps in the area, on Monday-Friday, June 11-15. The rst will be sponsored by the Gulf County Soccer Boosters and is at the Port St Joe Soccer Complex from 9-11:30 a.m. (ET) on those dates. On those same dates, the Callaway Arsenal Soccer Club will be hosting the camp from 4-6:30 p.m. (CT) at the Callaway Sports Complex. Both camps will be supervised by former professional player and coach, Gary Hindley. Coach Hindley, a ve-time Coach of the Years selectee, is currently both the boys and girls coach at Port St Joe High School. At both camps, there will be individual instruction for both eld players and goalkeepers, from ages 7-17. Spaces will be limited. For questions or to obtain a registration form, contact Coach Hindley at 276-6353 or gjhallpro@aol.com. Star Staff Report The Port St. Joe Womens Softball League will begin play on Tuesday, June 5. For details call 340-1389 or visit facebook.com/PSJWomensSoftball. SUMMER SOCCER CAMPS FREE GOLF LESSONS THIS JUNE WHS receives funds for new scoreboard PSJ womens softball league

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By HERMAN JONES Special to The Star This article rst appeared in the Panhandle Beacon in June 2000. With renewed interest in the Cape San Blas Lighthouse, I thought it would be of interest to rerun this story with a few changes. The 1980s and s were the Golden Age of diving. There still were virgin wrecks and reefs, plenty of sh, not as many shermen, fewer rules and inexpensive gas. Whenever the Gulf was calm and the weather good, I, my wife, Pam, friends Erik Tomlinson and Regina Capps would explore new dive sites one was the third Cape San Blas Lighthouse. We watched with subdued excitement as our depth recorder printed the silhouette of a large pyramid-shaped object rising from a depth of twenty feet to within a few feet of the surface. Being a half mile from Cape San Blas, I found it hard to believe that just 100 years ago a proud lighthouse stood here surrounded by pine and palm forests and family or two of lighthouse keepers. We had been here several times before, but each trip was doomed because the chocolate-colored Gulf had prevented us from diving. On this day, with tides and currents in our favor, the water was an eerie translucent green; clean enough to dive but not enough to make it enjoyable. We gazed apprehensively over the side at the dark shadow just below the surface. The iron skeleton tower that sits on the Cape today is the fourth tower built here. It was preceded by three impressive brick towers that lie far offshore. In fact the Cape San Blas lighthouses were not the rst lighthouses in what is now Gulf County. The rst lighthouse was built on St. Josephs Point on the end of St. Josephs Peninsula. (I use the possessive as the old cartographers used). It was nished in February 1839 for shipping to the ill-fated city of St. Joseph that stood where Oak Grove is today. It was only 45 feet tall. After the demise of St. Joseph in the fall of 1841, the tower was abandoned. In 1846, contracts were awarded for new lighthouses to be built on Cape San Blas and Cape St. George, and the contractors had the rights to salvage the old lighthouses on St. Josephs Point and on the west end of St. George Island. Thus the tower on St. Josephs Point was torn down; the bricks loaded into wagons and simply hauled down the beach to the Cape. The contractors saved some money as bricks were not made locally, but always shipped in; sometimes as far away as New England. So, very little was left of the tower except broken bricks. A few decades ago, Capt. Dave Maddox showed me the site of the lighthouse. It is located a few yards inland from the old Anderson sh camp known as Anderson Flats. A few years ago, archaeologists from the University of West Florida came to the Park and couldnt nd the old lighthouse. The reasonthey were looking for curved bricks and walked over the regular bricks of the tower. Lighthouses were always made of straight brick. Many authors still refer to the St. Josephs Point Lighthouse as disappeared forever. The rst Cape lighthouse was completed in 1847 and stood for Thursday, May 31, 2012 COMMUNITY www.starfl.com B Page 1 Section Local play shines at Playwrights Festival By VALERIE GARMAN 229-7843 | @valeriegarman vgarman@star .com Brantley Lakes comedic tale about a Wittle Piggy, Miss McKitty, and a mysterious little chicken has earned him a spot on the young playwright radar. Lake, a seventh-grade language arts student at Port St. Joe High School, was chosen as a winning playwright in the 2012 Young Playwrights Festival in Sarasota. Lake was honored at a ceremony last weekend in Sarasota, where he watched his play was performed by a local theater group. In his play, the Wittle Piggy and Miss McKitty team up to stop the mysterious little chicken from taking over the township. It ends with a fairytale ending, in which the good guys triumph, fall in love and live happily ever after in their defeat of the evil chicken. I de nitely wanted it to be really funny and I wanted it to be with animals, Lake said. Lake said he was smiling the entire time his play was performed at the small theater in Sarasota. The performers didnt wear full costume, but they did work with a variety of props such as a crown for the mysterious chicken and a purple cloak for his dragon character. We had to write a play during class so I said why not?, Lake said. I got really into it. The bell rang, and I was typing as fast as I could trying to get it done. Lake also had the opportunity to meet poet Robert Pinsky at the awards ceremony at Holly Hall after the theater performances. Although he doesnt plan on keeping up with play writing, he said it was an overall great experience. Most of the plays there were sad and deep and stuff, he said. Mine was different. It was really funny. Special to The Star More than 100 women stood up for domestic violence awareness on a recent Thursday night. The Gulf County Domestic Violence Task force hosted a Ladies Night Out fundraiser, designed to raise awareness to the severity of domestic violence. The task force raised $4,000 through the event, funds that will go toward victim advocacy, public awareness and education programs. Our mission is to stop domestic violence and sexual abuse in Gulf County, said task force chairwoman and founder Debbie Ashbrook. We provide funding for the victims advocate at The Salvation Army. Ashbrook said the task force has a complete curriculum plan for Gulf Countys public schools next year, complete with classes, support groups and information boards to display in the hallways. This event is to raise money for victims assistance and PR work, Ashbrook said. We are our own entity. The Salvation Army provides the victims advocate; we provide the funding and awareness. Event organizer Patricia Mamoran said she was blown away by the community support in only the second year of Ladies Night Out. The majority of the funds raised was through a silent auction, complete with dozens of items donated by local vendors and merchants in the community. The sponsors were great, Mamoran said. The community really gave from their hearts. VALERIE GARMAN | The Star Event attendees browse donated items for the silent auction. Task force raises $4,000 for domestic violence awareness BRANTLEY LAKE SPECIAL TO THE STAR This photo, taken about 1881, shows the third Cape Lighthouse. It sits a half-mile offshore and was the one our diving adventure. See LIGHTHOUSE B6

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B2 | The Star Thursday, May 31, 2012 OF THE WEEK PET St. Joseph Bay Humane Society ADOPTERS AND FOSTERS URGENTLY NEEDED! WE ARE OVER CAPACITY AND NEED YOUR HELP! 1229 Jenks Avenue, Panama City, Florida Insuring Lives. Enriching Futures. Our experienced sta will help you choose a plan that suits your needs. Health Solutions for Individuals and Families Benet Plans for: Call 850-747-0288 depends upon the plan selected and the premium will vary with the amount Florida Blue is the trade name of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida Mike Nichols Your Local Agency for 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 Alines Merle Norman Annual Summer Open House Friday, June 1, 2012 9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. Refreshments Door Prizes 315 Williams Avenue Port St. Joe, FL 850-229-6600 Society Star Staff Report Dream Big, Read is the theme for this summers reading program at the Wewahitchka Public Library. The program will be held each Wednesday through July 25 beginning at 3 p.m. CT. The program is for youngsters kindergarten through fth grade. There will be reading, singing, crafts and special guests. The program is free. For more information contact 872-7510. PSJ Public Library launches summer reading program Star Staff Report Young readers will explore the night this summer as the Gulf County Public Library presents Dream Big, READ! during the 2012 Summer Reading Program. Children entering grades K4 thru fth will enjoy programs on stargazing and moon lore, dreams and wishes, space exploration and nocturnal animals. There are certain to be some surprise visitors as well! Each child is invited to participate in the Summer Reading Challenge while families may join the Read-to Me portion of the program. Space for Dream Big, READ! is limited, so register now. Programs begin at 1 p.m. ET on Tuesday, June 5. For more information, visit or call the library at 229-8879. Programs are free of charge and open to children of all abilities. Generous support for the Summer Reading Program is provided by the Friends of the Gulf County Public Library. Star Staff Report The Port Saint Joe Garden Club is pleased to announce the ower show Garden Melodies will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET on Saturday, June 9. It is a small standard show registered with the National Federation of Garden Clubs and will include both design and horticultural entries. Besides the ower show, a plant sale will be held on the grounds. The garden center, a historic building of Port St. Joe, is at 216 Eighth Street. Gulf County Senior Citizens will be selling spaghetti plates on Friday, June 1 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. ET at the Senior Center at 120 Library Drive in Port St. Joe. The plates will cost $7.50 and will include spaghetti with meat sauce, breadsticks, salad and dessert. You may eat at the center or carry out. All proceeds will go to providing services to the elderly in Gulf County. Tickets are available at the Senior Citizens Center or from any employee or board member. Call 229-8466 for more information. Remember, donations are very necessary and greatly appreciated. Nathan spent his April 30 birthday at RockIt Lanes in Panama City bowling, playing games and having lots of fun with family and friends. Happy birthday, Nathan! Love, Mom & Dad, Granny & Papa Madison Burkett, 7, recently donated 12 inches of her hair to Locks of Love, a non-pro t organization that provides hairpieces to disadvantage children suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis. Madison wanted to donate her hair because she knows what its like to be sick. Madison suffers from severe asthma which limits her participation in many physical activities, and she knows what its like to be different. She is thrilled that a little girl somewhere will have hair like her now and plans on growing her hair out again to donate. HAPPY 8TH BIRTHDAY NATHAN WATSON! MADISON BURKETT DONATES 12 INCHES OF HAIR PSJ GARDEN CLUB SHOW WEWAHITCHKA PUBLIC LIBRARY SUMMER READING SENIOR CITIZENS SELLING SPAGHETTI PLATES CALLING ALL DREAMERS

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The Star| B3 Thursday, May 31, 2012 FREE DIABETES EDUCATION CLASSES TO BE HELD EACH WEEK BEGINNING WEDNESDAY, MAY 16, 2012 TWO LOCATIONS, TWO TIMES! C LASSES TAU G HT B Y ER ICA C ESKA R E G ISTERE D DIETICIAN EVE RY ONE WELCOME! EVERYONE WELCOME! 10:00 AM WEEMS MEDICAL CENTER EAST 110 NE 5TH ST CARRABELLE 697-2345 5:00 PM WEEMS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL 135 AVENUE G APALACHICOLA 653-8853 X101 Sowell Tractor Co., Inc. 2841 Hwy. 77 North, Panama City 763-5441 Toll Free: 866-448-9899 www.sowelltractorco.com We Trade for Anything That Dont Eat! Financing Arranged (WAC) EVERYTHING YOU VALUE 0% Financing Available Only On Kabota Equiptment. WAC See dealer for details. To the Citizens of Port St. Joe I want to Thank You for your support in electing me as City Commissioner for Group 3. I am honored that you have put me in a trusted position of leadership in our community. I promise to listen to your concerns and to take this position very seriously when making decisions that affect the people of Port St. Joe and the future of our city. As a citizen born and raised in Port St. Joe, I am excited about the opportunity to give back and serve this community. I will work hard to make the right choices. My door is always open, so please contact me anytime with concerns and thanks again for your valued support. and thanks again for your valued support. Sincerely, Phillip McCroan City Commissioner, Group 3 Pd.Pol.Ad. Paid for by: Phillip McCroan, City Commissioner, Group 3 School News Star Staff Report The JA in a Day program was taught to all fth-graders at Port St. Joe Elementary School on May 15. The program teaches students about entrepreneurship and the free enterprise system. The students create ideas for new businesses, review skills necessary to be employed, assess different levels of education and lifelong learning, practice greeting and interviewing skills, and examine how we are all a part of a worldwide economy. The fth-grade curriculum is one in a four-part program being taught to students in Bay, Gulf, and Washington counties. In the eighth and 11th grades, students are taught about skills, interests, and values and how that relates to education and career choices. They learn about budgeting, credit cards, credit scores, identity theft, and insurance. Ask high school seniors, students are taught about preparing a resume and have mock interviews with business professionals from the community. Junior Achievement now provides classes to all fthand eighth-grade students in Port St. Joe, while reaching about 25 percent of the high school juniors and seniors. Efforts are being made to train more volunteers this summer in the Personal Finance, and Success Skills curricula to reach the balance of the high school students. Junior Achievement is a worldwide, non-pro t organization dedicated to teaching students K-12 about entrepreneurship, personal nance, and work readiness skills. It provides 110 classes each year in 32 schools reaching over 2,300 students in Bay, Gulf, and Washington counties. All classes are taught by volunteers from the business community. Junior Achievement is not an associate of the United Way, and depends on class sponsorships from individuals and the community to help pay for the class room materials and training of volunteers. This year, sponsors for classes in Gulf County included The Tapper Foundation, Progress Energy, The Port St. Joe Capacity Building Fund, Capital City Bank, Centennial Bank, Bluewater Outriggers, and the Piggly Wiggly. For more information on how you can volunteer to teach or sponsor a class, please contact Jackie Brooks, Executive Director of Junior Achievement of NW Florida, Eastern Region at 624-0524 or email at jabay@knology. net Volunteer training will be available this summer. Star Staff Report Kaley Wilder from Port St. Joe High School and Anna Frabel from Port St. Joe Middle School were named winners last week among county students in the annual Junior Achievement Essay Contest. Wilder was the overall winner among area high school students; Frabel placed second among area middle school students. All students who participate in Junior Achievement classes during the school year are given the opportunity to participate in the essay contest. The students answer the question, What was the most important thing I learned from Junior Achievement and why? The applicants are divided by 5th, 8th, and high school levels to compete. Each school selects their top three essays and forwards them to Junior Achievement in Panama City. They are then forwarded to Gulf Coast State College to be judged. The college judges select the top three places from each grade category. Those students, as well as their parents, teacher, principal, and volunteer who taught their class are invited to a complimentary lunch at The Bone sh Grill in Panama City. The students shared their essays and received their awards, including a medallion, savings bond from Panhandle Educators Federal Credit Union and gift cards from Target and Walmart. Junior Achievement is a worldwide non-pro t organization dedicated to teaching students K-12 about entrepreneurship, personal nance, and work-readiness skills. Each year, Junior Achievement reaches over 2,500 students at 32 schools in Bay, Gulf, and Washington counties. All classes are taught by volunteers from the business community. Junior Achievement is not an associate of the United way, and therefore depends on contributions from individuals and companies in our local communities to purchase the classroom materials and curricula to teach these life-skills classes. For more information on becoming a volunteer or sponsoring a class in your community, please contact Jackie Brooks at 624-0524 or email jabay@ knology.net Junior Achievement Day at PSJES 2012 JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT ESSAY CONTEST High School First Place Kaley Wilder Port St. Joe High School During the few weeks spent in Junior Achievement class, I can personally say that I learned a lot of valuable, important life lessons. In particular, the most important piece of information I learned was how to maintain a budget. Im grateful that the Junior Achievement of Northwest Florida sent Mrs. Karen Fontaine to my school to teach me about money management, especially budgeting. These tips will not only help me in college, but in life as a whole. The of cial de nition of a budget is a spending plan for managing money during a given period of time. Most people dont have a budget, therefore they experience troubles like going into debt, having no money, and not knowing how to get out of this trouble. Now that I know what a budget is and how to actually have one, I can proudly say I will not fall into that category. A monthly budget consists of xed expenses such as car loans, mortgage payments, or rent, and periodic expenses as well. Things like car insurance and home repairs are examples of periodic expenses. A budget is very important to have and go by. Without one, you would just spend your money left and right, leaving you broke. In my Junior Achievement class, I learned a phrase that will be valuable to me all throughout life, Pay yourself rst. This means setting aside money for savings prior to paying monthly expenses. After learning about paying myself rst, I actually took a shot at it. I saved the tips I made each night at work, and put them in a jar in my room, and I put my checks in my savings account. After about two months of saving these tips, I decided to see how well I was doing and counted fty-two dollars! I am pleased to say that to this day I still save up my tips. If I had not learned how to pay myself rst, I probably would have spent all my tips on junk, rather than saving my tips to buy something I really want or need in the future. Overall, the Junior Achievement class is a great course to participate in. You not only learn about budgeting, but things like insurance, identity theft, credit, bank accounts, and much, much more! Although all of this information is very valuable, budgeting was by far the most important thing I learned throughout the course. I am interested to see how well I will manage my money when Im on my own. Thank you Junior Achievement of Northwest Florida for taking the time to tell me how important it is to manage my money! Middle School Second Place Anna Frabel Port St. Joe Middle School When I was told that we were going to have a six week course with Junior Achievement, I was very disgruntled. I thought that it would be extremely boring and that I wouldnt get anything out of it; I was wrong. We learned many things throughout this experience, but perhaps the most important for me was learning how to manage nances responsibly. As an adult, and even now, I wont have any desire to be up to my eyeballs in debt. Who would want that? Fortunately for me, I now know how to control that thanks to Junior Achievement. I know to stay away from credit cards, as they can be dangerous and because you spend a great deal of money that you dont have. Its not wrong to have a credit card for emergencies, but it shouldnt be part of your everyday life. Debit cards are much better because you are spending money that you already have in your bank account. However, you can still get carried away and end up having way less money in your account when you get home than when you left. The best way to buy things, in my opinion, is with cash on the barrel. Paying straight up money when you buy something leaves you less tempted to buy frivolous things that you dont really need. I already knew the basics of saving and spending money, but now I have a deeper knowledge and overall understanding of how to be smart with it. Wilder, Frabel JA essay winners

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FAITH Page B4 www.starfl.com Jerry Arhelger, SOUTHERLAND FAMILY FUNERAL HOME 507 10th Street Port St. Joe (850) 229-8111 TO KNOW CHRIS T AND T O MAKE H I M K NOWN ST. JAME S E PI S COPAL C HURCH 800 22ND STREET, P ORT ST. JOE 8:00 and 11:00 a.m. (EST) Sunday School 9:45 www.stjamesepiscopalchurch.org Come worship with us! Rector Father Tommy Dwyer St. Peters Church, ACC (Traditional Services 1928 BCP) Morning Prayer & Holy Communion Sunday...............10:00 A.M. Community Healing Service 6:00 P.M. 4 th Thursday of Every Month The Rev. Dr. D. Pete Windham, Priest The Rev Lou Little, Deacon Services Temporarily at Senior Citizens Center, 120 Library Drive An Unchanging Faith In A Changing World Morning Prayer & Holy Communion Sunday...............10:00 A.M. The Rev. Lou Little, Priest Services Temporarily at Senior Citizens Center, 120 Library Drive An Unchanging Faith In A Changing World 5:00 & 6:00 p.m. Pastor Josh Fidler www.faithchristianpsj.net (850) 229-6707 9:45 10:30 10:45 6:00 Our Church can be your home First Church of the Nazarene 2420 Long Avenue Port St. Joe, Florida 32456 (850) 229-9596 Give unto the Lord the glory due His name, worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness. Psalm 29:2 Sunday School ............................ 10 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship ........... 11 a.m. Sunday Evening Worship .............. 6 p.m. Wednesday Evening Service ....... 7 p.m. A Spirit Filled Outreach Oriented Word of Faith Church HOME OF T H E POWER H OUSE YOUT H M INISTRIES Pastors Andrew & Cathy R utherford W elcome you to worship with us: S unday 10:30am S unday N ight Prayer 6pm W ednesday 7pm www.familylifechurch.net 323 R eid Ave ~ Downtown Port S t. Joe, F L ~ 850-229-5433 Deborah Tuttle Wednesday: Children: 6:15 p.m. ET Youth: 6:15 p.m. ET Choir: 7:00 p.m. ET 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 COMFORTER FUNERAL HOME W. P. Rocky Comforter L.F.D. (850) 227-1818 Thursday, May 31, 2012 Celebrating reverends 20th anniversary Mount Carmel Missionary Baptist Church, located at 300 Avenue D in Port St. Joe, would like to invite you to the Rev. Luther Bakers 20th Anniversary on Sunday, June 3 at 11 a.m. ET. Elder Castledera Watts will be the guest speaker. Mega Sports Camp at FUMC Hey Parents! Ready to drop a ton of fun right into your childs summer? Then Mega Sports Camp is right for you! First United Methodist Church in Port St. Joe is offering kids ages 5-12 one awesome time. We want to give kids the chance to learn more about sports, discover character-building concepts and have a whole lot of fun, Pastor Mac Fulcher said. At MEGA Sports Camp Beyond the Gold, kids can choose between baseball, cheerleading and soccer. It doesnt matter if theyve played all their life or just started yesterday, MEGA Sports Camp helps kids improve their skills. All sorts of drills and practice games will get kids focused on the fundamentals that make athletes great. Plus, MEGA Sports Camp creates a positive and encouraging environment that pumps up their con dence and self-esteem. Between sports sessions, coaches lead in songs, tell stories and do cool object lessons that help character-building themes take hold in kids hearts. And most importantly, kids will discover Gods great love for them. So come on over! You can join the MEGA Sports Camp team. While FUMC of Port St. Joe is sponsoring this event, it will take place at the Shark Football Stadium. The camp will be 5:30-8 p.m. ET and starts on Sunday, June 3 and lasts through Thursday, June 7. For complete information call (850) 2271724. Pre-registration is preferred but not required. Registration will open at 5 p.m. each day of MEGA Sports Camp. Forms are available at the church of ce located at 1001 Constitution Drive in Port St. Joe. Amazing Wonders at Highland View Baptist Join us for a funlled week of Vacation Bible School as we celebrate an awesome God with awesome power! The VBS will be 6:30-8:30 p.m. ET from June 4-8 and is for kids ages 4-12. Enjoy learning more about God, music, crafts, food and recreation. The church is located at 310 Ling St. Call 227-1306 for more information. Vacation Bible School at Zion Fair Time is approaching for our community-wide Vacation Bible School. Volunteers are needed to support this blessed event. This years theme is Fishin on a Mission for Jesus from scripture Matthew 4:19. Vacation Bible School will be held 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET June 4-8 at Zion Fair Missionary Baptist Church. For more information, contact Mrs. Gant at 227-7441 or Mrs. Likely at 229-8155. Faith BRIEFS Obituaries Marjorie Lee Smith Rowan, beloved only daughter of Lee Watson Smith and Pauline Stoutamire was born in Port St. Joe, Fla., on Nov. 12, 1930. Everyone called her Sug. She died at home in Tallahassee after a long illness. She was a beach baby and her love of the ocean was life-long. While raising four children, she worked for many years at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. Sug was preceded in death by her son, Richard L. Rowan, Jr. She is survived by her children, Deborah L. Zimmermann, Michael W. Rowan and Dana P. Rowan; her grandchildren Zoe L. Todd, Cody Rowan, Allie Lee Rowan and Dalton Rowan; her greatgrandchildren, Cameron and Amelia Todd, and other dear friends and family from the Stoutamire, Smith, Bradwell and Gatlin clans. She will be greatly missed. A memorial celebration for Sug Rowan will be held at 5 p.m. ET on Saturday, June 23 in Church of the Advent Chapel on Piedmont Road in Tallahassee. Eloise G. Keels passed away on Sunday morning, May 27. Wife, mother, grandmother: there wasnt a role she couldnt handle. She was at her happiest cooking for a house of friends and family. The extended family at Bay St. Joseph was close to her heart as always. Port St. Joe was close to her heart always. Port St. Joe has been her home for over 66 years. The daughter of George and Julia Glass, she is preceded in death by her husband Grady H. Keels and her sons, George F. Dennis and Riley D. Dennis. She is survived by her daughter, Audrey Anderson, and husband Paul Anderson; her sons, Billy R. Dennis, Robert A. Dennis and wife Patti, and Harold Keels and wife Linda; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A graveside service was held at 1 p.m. ET on Tuesday, May 29 at Holly Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Howard Browning of ciating. Interment followed. All services are under the direction of the Comforter Funeral Home. Annie Marie Nunery Hysmith, 75 years old of Wewahitchka, went to be with the Lord Wednesday May 23 with her children by her side. She dedicated her life to her home and children. She loved working in her yard and owers. She is preceded in death by her parents Vertis and Winnie Nunery, a son Oscar Hysmith, brother Franklin Nunery and sister Gertie Bell Porter. She is survived by four sons, James (Tammy), Billy (Faye), Danny (Jean) and Andy Hysmith; a daughter Sylvinie (Lyle) Ake; a very special daughter-in-law Connie Hysmith; her brothers Lonnie (Bessie), Bill (Donna), Dewey (Hazel), Charles (Ann), Jimbo (Pat) Nunery, her sisters Ruby Sapp, Ouida (Dan) Singley; 22 grandchildren, and 38 great grandchildren. Her visitation was held at Sounds of Freedom Church located at 636 S. 2nd St., Wewahitchka, Fla., from 6-8 p.m. CT on Friday, May 25. The funeral was held at Sounds of Freedom Church at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 26, interment following in Buckhorn Cemetery. All services were under the direction of the Comforter Funeral Home Wewahitchka Branch Chapel. ELOISE G. KEELS MARJORIE LEE SMITH ROWAN Why would someone die for a person they never knew? Love is the reason, and He did it for me and you. Some dont know, many dont care, and to some its unbelief. If only theyd believe, they would save a lot of grief. Then, there are those who believe, but still want things their way. What do you think Jesus would say, if he walked in First Baptist today? Hed probably think, was it worth the cost? I suffered for these folks and they still act lost. Folks running the preacher down, the preacher trying to run members away. Folks, we all need to get on our knees, and not get up until we can do it Gods way. He came and suffered and died for us all. Why dont we just humble ourselves and answer the Masters call. We cant be a testimony to those who are lost, until we remember who paid the cost. Hes coming back soon, only God knows when. Could you face Him with a clear conscience, today my friend? Billy Johnson Eloise G. Keels Annie Marie Nunery Hysmith Marjorie Lee Smith Rowan Jesus paid the cost This business invites you to visit the church of your choice this week.

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Local The Star| B5 Thursday, May 31, 2012 Memorable Bible-learning activities Sing catchy songs Dig into yummy treats Experience electrifying Bible adventures Test out Sciency-Fun Gizmos theyll take home God Sightings Fly Away Finale Kids Age 4 through 6th Grade Long Avenue Baptist Church For More Information, Call (850) 229-8691 Star Staff Report The 2012 4-H District III Event was held in Jef ferson County on May 5. 4-H District III is made up of the counties of Gulf, Franklin, Gadsden, Jef ferson, Leon, Liberty and Wakulla. This annual event is an opportunity for 4Hers to give presentations about their 4-H projects, public speeches and show case talent acts. The following Gulf County participants placed in their competition area, which is based on their age and topic. Share-the-Fun (Talent Competition): Senior In dividual Gauge Combs Blue Ribbon, Interpretive Worship: Better Than a Hallelujah by Amy Grant. Food Preparation Cat egory: Junior Individual Deandria Williams White Ribbon, Simple Chocolate Chip Cookies; Junior Team Lexi Lara and Lavender Abbullah Blue Ribbons, How to Bake Brownies; Intermediate Individual Kimberly Sims Red Ribbon, Quick & Healthy Snack Caramel Heath Dip; Intermediate Team Ennesia Hughes and Van ecia Andrews Red Rib bon, An Easy Party Dish Spicy Black Eyed Pea Dip; Senior Team Gabrielle Jones & Mikaleh Graham White Ribbon, Making a Taco Ring. Food Safety Category: Junior Team Tessa My ers and Janiah Keith Red Ribbon, Handling Meat Properly. Food Science/Nutri tion Category: Intermedi ate Team Hope Freeman and Jantezia Smith Blue Ribbon, Five Uses of the Peanut. Health & Safety Cat egory: Intermediate Indi vidual Kenderick Sims Blue Ribbon, Skateboard Safety; Senior Individual Daneysia Wymes Red Ribbon, Cheerleading Safety Tips; Senior Team Quentin Carter and David Russ Blue Ribbon, Basic First Aid. Animal Science Horse Category: Interme diate Individual Shawn Elia Blue Ribbon, Keep ing Your Horse Healthy. Plant Connections Category: Intermediate Team Jeff Hunter and Daniel Wymes Blue Rib bon, How to Properly Plant a Tree. Civic and Leader ship Development Cat egory: Senior Individual Isis Johnson-Owens White Ribbon, Mak ing a Difference through Volunteerism. Due to this competition the senior age (14-18) par ticipants that received blue ribbons are now eligible to attend State 4-H Congress in July. This week-long teen leadership experience will be held on the campus of the University of Florida in Gainesville. Congratu lations to all of the 4-Hers that participated! 4-H programs, clubs, camps, activities, etc. are held throughout the year. If you or your child has an interest in participating in 4-H as a youth or adult volunteer please contact Melanie Taylor at the Gulf County Extension Ofce at 639-3200 or 229-2909. Youve probably seen advertisement in magazines and newspaper supple ments for a lawn grass called Zoysia. An established, wellmaintained Zoysia grass lawn is indeed a beautiful sight. Some of the advertising claims lead us to be lieve that Zoysia grass also is easily established and trouble-free. As well nd in this article, that may not be true, at least not in Florida. Well also offer some tips in Zoysia cultural care. Many horticulturists believe Zoysia grasses are among the most attrac tive lawn grasses grown in the South. In addition to Zoysias appearance, it has many cultural advan tages that make it an ideal choice for certain areas. Well begin by discussing these, then well talk about the disadvantages of grow ing a Zoysia grass lawn and leave the nal choice up to you. My information was provided by Extension Turf grass specialist Dr. J. Bryan Unruh with IFAS, located at the West Florida Research and Education Center in Jay, Fla. Advantages Zoysia grasses are adapted to a variety of soils and have good tolerance to shade, salt and trafc. They pro vide an extremely dense sod that resists weed in vasion. Once established, the slow growth of some Zoysia grass varieties is an advantage because mow ing frequency is reduced. When properly maintained, however, Zoyia grasses make excellent turf. Disadvantage Zoysia grass must be propa gated vegeta tively and some varieties are extremely slow to establish. For some varieties, two growing seasons may be required for coverage when propagated by plug ging or sprigging; others establish much more rap idly. All Zoyia grasses form a heavy thatch that will re quire periodic renovation. Other disadvantages of the older varieties include slow recovery from damage, poor growth on compacted soils, high fertility require ments and poor drought tolerance. Some varieties are also prone to damage by nematodes, hunting bill bugs and several diseases. Zoysia grass also tends to form shallow roots and is weakened when grown in soils low in potassium. Sev eral species and varieties of Zoysia grass are used for residential and commercial landscapes and athletic elds. El Tore is an improved Zoysia grass released in 1986 from California. It has a faster establishment rate, improved cool-season color, better cold tolerance and less thatch buildup than other older varieties. El Tore is also reported to have early spring greenup, more shade tolerance and improved resistance to rust disease. El Tore per formed well in the trials conducted in Gainesville and Pensacola. Emerald This hy brid combines the winter hardiness, color and foster growth rate of 1 percent with the ne texture and density of the other par ent. Emerald Zoysia grass is highly recommended for top-quality lawns where time and money allow for adequate maintenance. Emerald produces and excessive thatch layer and is susceptible to dollar and leaf spot. Large (brownpatch) disease also can occur. Empire is a cultivar that is gaining popularity in Florida. It is similar in tex ture to El Tore and has a very dense growth habit. It maintains a nice green color, and compared to oth er New Zoysia grass culti vars, it has a moderate rate of establishment. Empire has performed well in san dy and clay soil types with aggressive growth from its stolons and rhizomes, but it can be mowed with a stan dard rotary mower due to its broader leaf and open growth habit. It does not do as well in shade as oth er Zoysia grass cultivars. Empire is being planted in numerous communities in Florida and seems to do well in many areas through out the state; however it is susceptible to brown patch disease. For more information on Zoysia grass, contact the Gulf County Extension Ser vice at 639-3200, 229-2909 or visit our website: gulf.ifas. u.edu. Buffer Preserve management planning public meeting Star Staff Report A public meeting on the management plan for the St. Joseph Bay State Buffer Preserve will be held at 6 p.m. ET on Tuesday, June 12 at the Buffer Preserve Center, 3915 State Road 30-A in Port St. Joe. The Florida Department of Environmental Protections Ofce of Coastal and Aquatic Managed Areas (CAMA) is responsible for the management of Floridas 41 aquatic preserves, three National Estuarine Research Reserves, including one located in Apalachicola, a National Marine Sanctuary and the Coral Reef Conservation Program. These protected areas comprise more than 4 million acres of the most valuable submerged lands and select coastal uplands in Florida. CAMA is updating these management plans and is currently seeking input on the draft St. Joseph Bay State Buffer Preserve plan. Meeting objectives include: 1) review purpose and process for revising the St. Joseph Bay State Buffer Preserve management plan; 2) present current draft plan with focus on issues, goals, objectives and strategies; and 3) receive input on the draft management plan. The information from the meeting will be compiled and used by CAMA in the revision of the draft management plan. For more information please contact Matt Greene at 229-1787 or matt.greene@dep.state..us or visit the website www.dep.state..us/ coastal/sites.stjoseph_buffer/. Written comments are welcome and can be submitted by fax to 245-2110, attn: St. Joseph Buffer or email oridacoasts@ dep.state..us on or before June 19. Juvenile Justice Council meeting Star Staff Report The Gulf County Juvenile Justice Council will meet at 3:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday, June 6 at the Port St. Joe Fire Station. We welcome the public attendance and participation. Point of contact is Amy Rogers, chairperson, at 227-4041. Star Staff Report A two-day nature photo workshop led by nature photographers Bill and Mar cia Boothe will be held at the St. Joseph Bay State Buffer Preserve Friday and Saturday, June 15-16. During the workshop participants will access the Buffer Preserve via vehi cles or tram to take photographs, which will be reviewed and post-processed in Lightroom in an indoor class session. In the evening, photographers will have the opportunity to shoot spectacular sunsets. Workshop participants will also have the chance to enter their photos in the At the Buffer and St. Joseph Bay or other categories in the upcoming Na ture Photo Contest. Participants must bring a digital camera (DSLR or point and shoot) and its manual. It is not required, but, if pos sible, they also should bring a laptop on which to review their photos. Trial cop ies of Lightroom will be provided to par ticipants. A basic knowledge of how to use a camera is expected this class is not intended for those who do not know the basic operation of their camera. You may see some of the Boothes photos at their website, NatureInFocus. com. Bill Boothe, a professional naturalist and wildlife photographer, and his wife Marcia reside in the Florida Panhandle, an area abound with wildlife and wild owers. Through the camera lens, they share their vision of the inner beauty of nature that surrounds each of us. Bill began his professional photo graphic career in the early 1990s. His photos have won numerous awards and have been published in nature-ori ented books, magazines and websites. Through his natural history classes and wildlife photography workshops, he has inspired others to become better stew ards of our natural world. As an active supporter of environ mental causes, he has donated time and images to conservation organizations. Bill and Marcia Boothe have served on the Board of the Friends of St. Joseph Bay Preserves for almost six years. Details on the workshop schedule and fees are still being nalized, but it is anticipated that the estimated cost will range from $50 to $70. Friends of St. Joseph Buffer Preserves will receive a discounted price. Minimum class size is 10. For participants convenience, over night lodging in shared rooms at the Preserves Center will be available on a limited basis. To register or get more information, please contact Bill Boothe at photonatu ralist@natureinfocus.com or 643-2583. Nature Photo Contest The Friends of St. Joseph Bay Pre serves is sponsoring its second Nature Photo Contest with an entry deadline of Monday, Aug. 27. Winning photos will be exhibited beginning Sept. 8 at the Apala chicola Center for History, Culture and Art and later at the Buffer Preserves Center. Once again, the Apalachicola Cen ter for History, Culture and Art is gra ciously allowing us to use its facilities to exhibit winning photos in Apalachicola. This year, photos will be exhibited at the same time as locally renowned nature photographer John Spohrer. Entry fees from this annual event will benet the Friends of St. Joseph Bay Preserves. Friends of St. Joseph Bay Preserves pay discounted fees. The hope is that some of the exhibited pho tos showcasing the natural beauty of St. Joseph Bay and surrounding region will inspire others to protect the natural ar eas and heritage of St. Joseph Bay. Download entry form and contest rules at stjosephbay preserves.org/photo-contest. Entries must be received by Monday Au gust 27. To register or get more information, please contact Bill Boothe. Gulf County 4-H district event winnersS P E C IAL TO T HE STAR Back Row from Left: Mr. Roy Carter, Kenderick Sims, Kimberly Sims, Daneysia Wymes, David Russ, Ennesia Hughes, Jantezia Smith, Gauge Combs, Hope Freeman, Mikaleh Graham, Daniel Wymes, Jeff Hunter, Quentin Carter Front Row: Isis Johnson-Owens, Deandria Williams, Tessa Myers, Vanecia Andrews, Shawn Elia, Lexi Lara, Janiah Keith, Gabrielle Jones, Lavender Abbullah Zoysia grass may not be best for Fla. Photo Contest to benet St. Joseph Bay Preserves Community MEETINGS ROY LEE CARTER County extension director NATURE PHOTO WORKSHOP

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A new tower was completed in l855, just in time for the Great Storm of 1856 to topple it. Not giving up easily, the lighthouse board built the last brick tower in l859, just in time for it to be taken over by the Confederates. They promptly burned everything they could, including the keepers home. Miraculously, the expensive lighting apparatus was not destroyed. This was done to deny the lights aid to Union ships patrolling the Gulf. The light was relit on July 23, 1865, and the keeper did not have a house until l870. Also by l870, the relentless Gulf began washing the towers base. But it stood for 12 more years until July 1882, when it collapsed. Two months later, a hurricane nished-off the keepers house. Giving up on brick lighthouses, the Board ordered a movable iron skeleton tower which was to be completed in June l885. It was to be placed 900 feet from the surf. Strangely, the towers arrival was delayed because the ship that carried it sank. Luckily, it sank in shallow water off Sanibel Island, and the lighthouse was salvaged along with the Sanibel lighthouse which also was transported by the same ship. The 1885, lighthouse is an exact twin of the Sanibel tower. The keepers houses at Sanibel are still intact, though modernized after 127 years. Our 1885 keepers houses washed away in the hurricane of October 8 and 9, l894 the same storm that drowned l6 shermen from East Bay at Sand Island (now western Little St. George). By 1894, the tower was again in the breakers. Giving up on the Cape, the Board chose Blacks Island in the bay as the fth site. After nishing the towers foundation and the keepers house, money ran out in April 1896. Returning to the Cape, the light was relit on its original site. After several years of indecision, the two keepers houses that are on the Cape today were nished around 1905. As the years passed, the constant currents slowly carried the sand to the northwest, stealing from the Cape and giving to St. Josephs Point. By 1918, it was time to move again, this time 1,857 feet from the 1885 site. As a result, the lighthouse has been able to remain in one place for more than 90 years. Enough of the history lesson and back to diving! With no enthusiasm showing bull sharks (the baddest shark in the world) love the murky waters of the Cape the four of us went over the side and began our adventure. With the visibility at about four feet, I instantly lost Erik and Pam but found Regina. We had to hold hands to keep from getting separated as we swam slowly downward to investigate. What waited for us was not a storm battered pile of scattered bricks, but large sections of still intact lighthouse. The base, even though it had settled 20 feet, still stood solid and upright. Swimming cautiously over several giant Gulf stingrays, we came to the steps that had once led from the keepers connected house into the tower. Lying among the stingrays and the broken walls were the iron spiral steps that once led up the 65-foot tower. In the pale-green light that ltered from above, we peered under fallen walls for other clues of its history. Instead, ghostly dark shapes, scared by a new intruder, left clouds of silt as they scurried away to seek safety in other recesses of the old tower. In one cave, we came face-toface with a large goliath grouper, who promptly boomed his gills at us telling us to leave his domain. We backed away, leaving the giant satis ed that he had defended his territory. Lying to the north of the base were the remains of the lantern and the balcony that encompassed the lantern. In the photo, you can see a man, probably the keeper, standing on the lantern balcony. A few yards away in the sand was a true museum piece, the pedestal that once supported the light. With the visibility rapidly diminishing because of the stirrings of the goliath groupers, we left this gloomy realm, leaving it to countless cigar minnows, small sh, the giant stingrays and the guardians of the ruins, the goliath groupers. I have never returned. In my original article, I said future divers would swim in the ruins of beach homes and townhouses built by people who little understood the unrelenting currents of the Cape, the slow rise in sea level and the power of hurricanes that unceasingly plague the Gulf of Mexico. I was not completely correct. Scores of homes either have been moved or washed completely away, leaving little to dive on. But, if the lighthouse is not moved soon, it too will join its predecessors and future divers will swim around its ruins. It is a sight I certainly dont want to see. Hopefully it will be saved. LIGHTHOUSE from page B1 SPECIAL TO THE STAR The ve lighthouse locations are shown on this chart, which was prepared using numerous old charts of Cape San Blas.

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CLASSIFIEDSThursday, May 31, 2012 The Star | B7 87288S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO.: 23-2012-CA000054 U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR RASC 2007KS1, Plaintiff, vs. WAYNE E. BLEVINS, JR., ET AL., Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION TO: WAYNE E. BLEVINS, JR. LAST KNOWN ADDRESS 587 PLANTATION DRIVE PORT SAINT JOE, FL 32456 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following real property, lying and being and situated in Gulf County, Florida, more particularly described as follows: LOT 1, BLOCK “G”, CAPE PLANTATION PHASE II, AN UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION LOCATED IN SECTION 25, TOWNSHIP 8 SOUTH, RANGE 11 WEST, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT A ST. JOE PAPER COMPANY MONUMENT MARKING THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SECTION 25, TOWNSHIP 8 SOUTH, RANGE 11 WEST; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 48 MINUTES 30 SECONDS WEST ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID SECTION FOR 1476.75 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT ON THE EASTERLY LINE OF THE ST. JOSEPH BAY COUNTRY CLUB GOLF COURSE; THENCE ALONG SAID GOLF COURSE BOUNDARY AS FOLLOWS: NORTH 18 DEGREES 43 MINUTES 20 SECONDS WEST 240.59 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT; THENCE NORTH 9 DEGREES 58 MINUTES 05 SECONDS EAST 955.81 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT; THENCE NORTH 4 DEGREES 28 MINUTES 15 SECONDS WEST 522.02 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT; THENCE NORTH 63 DEGREES 29 MINUTES 40 SECONDS EAST 265.28 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT; THENCE NORTH 45 DEGREES 03 MINUTES 05 SECONDS EAST 336.71 FEET FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING, THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 45 DEGREES 03 MINUTES 05 SECONDS EAST 36.00 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT; THENCE NORTH 23 DEGREES 09 MINUTES 40 SECONDS EAST 137.63 FEET; THENCE, LEAVING SAID GOLF COURSE BOUNDARY, SOUTH 66 DEGREES 50 MINUTES 20 SECONDS EAST 75.55 FEET TO A POINT ON A CURVE CONCAVE EASTERLY SAID CURVE HAVING A RADIUS OF 350.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTHERLY ALONG THE ARC OF SAID CURVE THROUGH A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 26 DEGREES 42 MINUTES 49 SECONDS FOR 163.18 FEET, SAID ARC HAVING A CHORD BEARING AND DISTANCE OF SOUTH 6 DEGREES 33 MINUTES 18.E SECONDS WEST 161.71 FEET TO THE POINT OF TANGENCY OF SAID CURVE; THENCE SOUTH 6 DEGREES 48 MINUTES 06 SECONDS EAST 7.35 FEET TO THE POINT OF CURVATURE OF A CURVE TO THE RIGHT, SAID CURVE HAVING A RADIUS OF 728.06 FEET; THENCE SOUTHERLY ALONG THE ARC OF SAID CURVE THROUGH A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 7 DEGREES 11 MINUTES 18 SECONDS FOR 91.34 FEET, SAID ARC HAVING A CHORD BEARING AND DISTANCE OF SOUTH 3 DEGREES 12 MINUTES 28 SECONDS EAST 91.28 FEET; THENCE, LEAVING SAID CURVE ON A NON-RADIAL LINE, NORTH 44 DEGREES 56 MINUTES 55 SECONDS WEST 193.34 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. LOT 1, BLOCK “G” IS SUBJECT TO COVENANTS AND RESTRICTIONS AS CONTAINED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 107, PAGES 1058-1072 AND AS AMENDED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 125, PAGES 737-739 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. AND A PORTION OF LOT 2, BLOCK “G”, CAPE PLANTATION PHASE II, AN UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION; IN SECTION 25, TOWNSHIP 8 SOUTH, RANGE 11 WEST, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT A SAINT JOE PAPER COMPANY MONUMENT MARKING THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SECTION 25, TOWNSHIP 8 SOUTH, RANGE 11 WEST; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 48 MINUTES 30 SECONDS WEST ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID SECTION FOR 1476.75 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT ON THE EASTERLY LINE OF THE ST. JOSEPH BAY COUNTRY CLUB GOLF COURSE; THENCE ALONG SAID GOLF COURSE BOUNDARY AS FOLLOWS: NORTH 18 DEGREES 43 MINUTES 20 SECONDS WEST 240.59 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT; THENCE NORTH 9 DEGREES 58 MINUTES 05 SECONDS EAST 955.81 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT; THENCE NORTH 4 DEGREES 28 MINUTES 15 SECONDS WEST 522.02 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT; THENCE NORTH 63 DEGREES 29 MINUTES 40 SECONDS EAST 265.28 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT; THENCE NORTH 45 DEGREES 03 MINUTES 05 SECONDS EAST 285.71 FEET TO AN IRON ROD FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE NORTH 45 DEGREES 03 MINUTES 05 SECONDS EAST 51.00 FEET TO AN IRON ROD; THENCE LEAVING SAID GOLF COURSE BOUNDARY SOUTH 44 DEGREES 56 MINUTES 55 SECONDS EAST ON A NON-RADIAL LINE FOR. 193.33 FEET TO AN IRON ROD ON A CURVE CONCAVE WESTERLY AND HAVING A RADIUS OF 728.06 FEET; THENCE SOUTHERLY ALONG THE ARC OF SAID CURVE THROUGH A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 2 DEGREES 03 MINUTES 35 SECONDS FOR 26.17 FEET; SAID ARC HAVING A CHORD BEARING AND DISTANCE OF SOUTH 1 DEGREES 24 MINUTES 58 SECONDS WEST, 26.17 FEET TO AN IRON ROD MARKING THE POINT OF COMPOUND CURVE WITH A CURVE TO THE RIGHT, SAID CURVE HAVING A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 42 DEGREES 36 MINUTES 18 SECONDS AND THE RADIUS OF 25.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTHWESTERLY ALONG THE ARC OF SAID CURVE FOR 18.59 FEET, SAID ARC HAVING A CHORD BEARING AND DISTANCE OF SOUTH 23 DEGREES 44 MINUTES 55 SECONDS WEST, 18.16 FEET TO AN IRON ROD MARKING THE POINT OF TANGENCY OF SAID CURVE; THENCE SOUTH 45 DEGREES 03 MINUTES 05 SECONDS WEST, 15.13 FEET TO AN IRONROD; THENCE NORTH 44 DEGREES 56 MINUTES 55 SECONDS WEST 218.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. SUBJECT TO: COVENANTS AND RESTRICTIONS AS CONTAINED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 107 AT PAGES 1058-1072 AND AS AMENDED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 125, AT PAGES 737-739, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. MINERAL RIGHTS RESERVED BY PREVIOUS GRANTORS. THIS PROPERTY IS INTENDED TO BE INCLUDED IN AN BECOME PART OF LOT 1, BLOCK “G”, CAPE PLANTATION SUBDIVISION. COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 587 Plantation Drive, Port St. Joe, FL 32456 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defense, if any, to it on Pendergast & Morgan, P.A., the Plaintiff’s attorney, whose address is 6675 Corporate Parkway, Suite 301, Jacksonville, FL 32216, within thirty (30) days of the first publication. Please file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on the Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court at Port St. Joe, Florida, on the 8th day of May, 2012. REBECCA L. NORRIS As Clerk, Circuit Court Gulf County, Florida By: BA Baxter As Deputy Clerk In accordance with the American with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this hearing should contact ADA Coordinator not later than one (1) day prior to the proceeding at Amber Baggett. For the hearing and voice impaired 850-482-9844. Attorney for Plaintiff: Jean C. Zabin Florida Bar # 418439 Pendergast & Morgan, P.A., 6675 Corporate Parkway, Ste 301, Jacksonville, FL 32216 Telphone: 678-534-3844 May 24, 31, 2012 87469 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY. CASE NO.: 12-24-PR IN PROBATE IN RE: The Estate of CHARLES A. GASKIN, SR., Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: The administration of the estate of CHARLES A. GASKIN, SR., deceased, File Number 12-24-PR, is pending in the Circuit Court for Gulf County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. The names and addresses of the personal representative and that personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is served within three months after the date of the first publication of this notice must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. The date of the first publication of this Notice is May 24, 2012 CHARLES A. GASKIN, JR. P.O. Box 862 Wewahitchka, FL 32465 Personal Representative Estate of Charles A. Gaskin, Sr. Attorney for Personal Representative: THOMAS S. GIBSON FL Bar No. 0350583 RISH, GIBSON & SCHOLZ, P.A. 206 E. 4th Street P.O. Box 39 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 (850-229-8211 May 24, 31, 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 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 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 Degrees 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 87394S PUBLIC NOTICE On May 15, 2012, an application was filed with the Federal Communications Commission in Washington, D.C., requesting its consent to the assignment of license of Station WPBH(FM), Port St. Joe, Florida (93.5 MHz), from the Aloha Station Trust, LLC to Omni Broadcasting, LLC. The sole member of the Assignor, the Aloha Station Trust, LLC, is Jeanette Tully. The officers, directors, and members owning more than a 10% interest in the Assignee, Omni Broadcasting, LLC, are Ron H. Hale, Jr., James F. Hale, and Jennifer F. Hale. A copy of the application is on file for public inspection at 1834 Lisenby Avenue, Panama City, Florida, during normal business hours. May 31, 2012 June 7, 14, 21, 2012 87477S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.: 12-26-PR IN RE: ESTATE OF CASON J. CALLAWAY, JR. Deceased. NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION The administration of the estate of CASON J. CALLAWAY, JR., deceased, whose date of death was March 20, 2011 is pending in the Circuit Court for Gulf County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the decedent’s estate must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is May 24, 2012. Personal Representatives: Phebe C. Robertson 2126 Piedmont Lake Rd. Pine Mountain, GA 31822 Kenneth H. Callaway 3505 GA Hwy 116 Hamilton, GA 31811 Attorney for Personal Representative: Charles A. Costin FL Bar No. 699070 P O Box 98 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 (850)-227-1159 May 24, 31, 2012 87475S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 08-00015-CA EMIGRANT MORTGAGE COMPANY, INC., a Foreign profit corporation, Plaintiff, vs. JEAN THOMPSON, et al., Defendants NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered May 2, 2012 and entered in Case No. 08-00015-CA of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida, wherein Emigrant Mortgage Company is Plaintiff, and Jean Thompson, Unknown Spouse of Jean Thompson, John Doe and Jane Doe are Defendants, The Clerk will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at Gulf County Courthouse, Front Lobby at 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida 32456 on this 7th day of June, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: Lot 18, Block 1022, MILLVIEW ADDITION OF THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA, UNIT THREE, according to the map or plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 2, Page(s) 53, of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. Property Address: 104 Apollo Street, Port Saint Joe, Florida 32456-1410. DATED this 10th day of May, 2012. Rebecca L. Norris Clerk of Courts Gulf County By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk Attorney for Plaintiff: Becker & Poliakoff, P.A. Steven M. Davis FL Bar No. 894249 121 Alhambra Plaza 10th Floor Coral Gables, FL 33134 Ft. Walton Beach, FL 32548-5253 (305) 262-4433 Fax (305) 442-2232 May 24, 31, 2012 87577S REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL PROPOSAL NO. 1112-21 Sealed proposals may be mailed or hand delivered to the Clerk’s Office located at 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd. Room 148, Port St. Joe, FL 32456. All proposals, with original signature and twelve (12) additional copies, must be received at the Office of the Clerk by Thursday, June 21, 2012 at 4:00 p.m. ET. Proposals received after the closing time will be returned unopened. Proposals will be opened on Monday, June 25, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in the Office of the Clerk at the above address. GROUP HEALTH BENEFITS PROGRAM All interested insurance companies, or trusts, are invited to respond with proposals. Each proposal document must be clearly marked “Proposal for Group Health Benefits” Any questions concerning the proposal should be addressed and submitted to the County’s Agent-of-Record and Employee Benefits Consultant, Todd Torgersen, Combined Insurance Services, at 850-433-9996. Inquiries may also be submitted via FAX (850432-5726), or E-mail (todd@ciscompanies. com). Combined Insurance Services’ mailing address is: 2704 North 12th Avenue, Pensacola, FL 32503. Proposals are not to be mailed to Combined Insurance Services. It is requested, however, that electronic copies be sent to his e-mail address (todd@ ciscompanies.com) on Friday, June 22, 2012. Gulf County reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals, to award proposals by product, to waive any proposal informalities and to re-advertise for proposals when deemed in the best interest of the Gulf County Board of County Commissioners. /s/ William C. Williams, III Chairman Attest: /s/ Rebecca L. Norris, Clerk May 31, 2012 87681S PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Gulf County Board of 87633S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 2009-CA-000617 REGIONS BANK D/B/A REGIONS MORTGAGE, Plaintiff, vs. CHARLES SCOTT SEYMOUR, et al., Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on May 14, 2012, in Case No. 2009-CA-000617 of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit for Gulf County, Florida, in which REGIONS BANK D/B/A REGIONS MORTGAGE, is Plaintiff, and CHARLES SCOTT SEYMOUR; CALLAWAY BAY DEVELOPMENT, LLC, A FLORIDA LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY; UNKNOWN TENANT #1 AND #2, AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION; and ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT TO THIS ACTION, OR HAVING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED, are Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, in the courthouse lobby at 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL, at 11:00 a.m. E.T. or as soon thereafter as the sale may proceed, on the 21st day of June, 2012, the following described real property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 1, BLOCK 49, OF ST. JOSEPH’S ADDITION TO THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, UNIT NUMBER THREE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 32, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. Any person of entity claiming an interest in the surplus, if any, resulting from the foreclosure sale, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must file a claim on the same with the Clerk of Court within 60 days after the foreclosure 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 23rd day of May, 2012. REBECCA L. NORRIS Clerk of the Circuit Court By: BA Baxter As Deputy Clerk May 31, June 7, 2012

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Gulf Beach Drive Of ce/Retail;+/-800sf-1800;$14psfmod grossWarehouse / Flex Space110 Trade Circle West +/2500-7500sf suites, 14ft roll-up doors, dock high loading; inquire for terms 2790 Hwy 98+/5,640 sf : Of ce / Warehouse; $8 psf mod gross; Property also available for sale; Inquire for terms; 17 separate storage units availableFor Sale217 W. River Road-Wewahitchka+/-9,000sf; retail building; next to Rich's IGA; +/-1 acre; on-site; avail for lease; inquire for terms. $500,000223 Monument Avenue Four city lots fronting Hwy 98; $375,000 Loggerhead 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 DriveCorner lot entry to Marina Cove : .14 acres; High visibility site; Call for detailsMarina Cove Lots 12, 13, & 14; $375,000 PSJ Commerce Park+/6.5 acre site : $119,900; owner nancing available235 W. 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Normal work week to include overtime.Quali ed craftsmen should apply in person: Mon-Fri, 8am-12pm 1pm4:30 pm County Commissioners will hold (2) two public hearings to consider adoption of an Ordinance with the following title: AN ORDINANCE OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA; WHEREBY AMENDING GULF COUNTY SIGN ORDINANCE NO. 88-3 TITLED “AN ORDINANCE REGULATING OUTDOOR ADVERTISING SIGNS; PROVIDING FOR THE PROHIBITION OF SAID SIGNS ON COUNTY RIGHTS OF WAY; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE” AND HEREIN REPLACING IT BY ADOPTION OF “GULF COUNTY SIGN ORDINANCE” AND PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE *Complete Ordinance on file in the Clerk’s Office* The first public hearing will be held during the Gulf County Board of County Commissioner’s Regular Meeting on Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. est. in the County Commissioner’s meeting room in the Robert M. Moore Administration Building, Gulf County Courthouse Complex, Port St. Joe, Florida. The second public hearing will be held during the Gulf County Board of County Commissioner’s Regular Meeting on Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. est. in the County Commissioner’s meeting room in the Robert M. Moore Administration Building, Gulf County Courthouse Complex, Port St. Joe, Florida. All interested persons may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed Ordinance. If a person decides to appeal any decisions made by the Gulf County Commission with respect to any matter considered at this hearing, he/she will need a record of the proceedings and that for such purpose he/ she may need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings made and which would include any evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. A copy of the proposed Ordinance is available for inspection on weekdays between the hours of 9:00 a.m. est., and 5:00 p.m. est. at the Office of the Clerk of Court, Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 C.G. Costin, Sr., Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida, 32456. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: WILLIAM C. WILLIAMS III, CHAIRMAN May 31, June 7, 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. HELP! A Pictorial History of Mexico Beach, is being compiled and old landmark photos are needed. If you have pictures you are willing to share of the Mexico Beach Skating Rink, the Surf Restaurant Lois Brown Hut The Patio, or any other early Mexico Beach points of interest, Contact Al: 850-227-4536 or Cathey 850-227-5319Text FL10955 to 56654 HUGGINS/ LANIER WEDDINGMike Huggins and Donna Lanier will be married on June 23, 2012, on Gulf Aire Beach at 6:00 pm EST. A reception will follow at the Centennial Building in Port St. Joe. Due to a limited number of invitations, few will be sent locally. All friends and family are invited to attend.Text FL10743 to 56654 Adopt: Adoring Family, Veterinarian Doctor, LOVE awaits baby. Susan *800552-0045* FLBar42311 Expenses Paid* Port Saint Joe : 505 Avenue A. Sat., June 2nd, 8:30AMYard/Bake SaleSomething for everyone!!! CASH PAID for unexpired, sealed DIABETIC TEST STRIPS-up to $25/Box! Shipping prepaid. (888) 883-8835 For SalePicnic Tables-Ready Made or Made to order. $85 each. Will deliver. Call 850-648-8132 Wurlitzer Spinet 1950’s Piano in good condition $250 Call 648-5691 or 340-0801 Food Svs/HospitalityEvening Cook NeededThe Thirsty Goat is now accepting applications for an evening cook. The ideal candidate will have restaurant experience, but we are willing to train the right person. Applicants must have the ability to function in a fast paced environment while remaining professional and friendly. Candidates must be able to work weekends and holidays, dependability is a must! If you have an eye for detail, the highest desire to deliver superior service, and can play well with others, we would love to hear from you! Apply in person at the address below. E.O.E. DFWP Port Inn 501 Monument Ave. Port St. Joe, FL 32456 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. 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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. 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 Overstreet Area (Lake Charles) -Dbl wide mobile home, 3 bdrm, 3 walk-in closets, 3/4 acre, shed, ready 6/1/12. $750 plus $500 deposit. 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Real Estate Ad deadline is Thursday 11 a.m. ET Legal ad deadline is Friday 11 a.m. ET Display ad deadline is Friday 11 a.m. ET 227-1278 Classi ed deadline is Monday 5 p.m. ET 747-5020 Opinion .......................................A4Letters to the Editor ...................A5Outdoors .....................................A6 Sports...........................................A7School 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 33 Area ready to salute wounded warriorsBy TIM CROFT227-7827 | @PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com A salute and a wave of the red, white and blue are in order. The warriors have arrived. Today and Friday is the chance for the community to come out and show appreciation for those laying lives and limbs on the line in order that the rest of us enjoy such pleasures as a luxurious beautiful Memorial Day weekend. In a sense, that weekend continues the next few days as the community is provided a chance to say Thanks to soldiers who have fought in Iraq and Afghanistan during the third annual Forgotten Coast Wounded Warrior Weekend. This is truly an event for and about our community and surrounding area, said George Duren, a member of the Forgotten Coast Wounded Warrior Foundation, a local non-pro t which underwrites the weekend. The FCWW has nothing to do with local or national politics. It is speci cally about our community and the surrounding area coming together as one and doing something very special in honoring some of our countys sons and daughters who have borne the brunt of defending our nation over the last 10 years. We believe that they deserve all the honor and favor we can give them. The warriors the number doubled this year to 20 along with their caretakers arrived Wednesday in Port St. Joe and will enjoy a private lunch put on by one of several restaurants providing meals during the coming days Sunset Coastal Grill, Dockside Caf and Boondocks among them and activities before tonights formal dinner. The dinner will be at the Centennial Building with Brig. Gen. Bill Wolf from Fort Rucker the keynote speaker. Friday brings more fun during the Wounded Warrior Offshore Shootout, which will begin at 7 a.m. ET from the Port St. Joe Marina, with weighins between noon and 1:30 p.m. Between and around those public events will be private time for the Navy, Air Force, Marines and Army warriors and their caretakers to get away, catch their breath and enjoy a little quiet time along the beaches of St. Joseph Bay and the Gulf of WANT TO PARTICIPATE?The community is encouraged to come out and wave ags and salute the 20 warriors here for the weekend tonight and Friday. A motorcade, led by the Warrior Watch Riders, will arrive at the corner of First Street and U.S. 98 about 5:40 p.m. and move on to Long Avenue by 5:45 p.m. The motorcade will travel Long Avenue to the Centennial Building to arrive at 5:55 p.m. People are encouraged to line those streets and give these soldiers a Gulf County welcome. On Friday, the weigh-ins for the FCWW Offshore Shootout will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Port St. Joe Marina. The warriors will depart from the marina at 7 a.m. People are encouraged to come out and be part of the shing fun.See WARRIORS A2 Lester eyes post as property appraiserSpecial to The StarLocal real estate appraiser and consultant Jamie Lester of cially has announced his intention to seek the of ce of Gulf County property appraiser. Lester, 46, was raised in Gulf County from which he grew up in Port St. Joe on Marvin Avenue and later graduated from Wewahitchka High School in 1984. His father, a life-long resident of Wewahitchka, is BoJohn Lester, and his mother is Joyce Wynn, a former Gulf County property appraiser who was raised in Port St. Joe. Jamie resides in Wewahitchka, where he raises his two children, Trey Lester, 16, and Luke Lester, 12. Both children attend Wewahitchka High School. Lester earned his masters degree in business administration from Liberty University and his bachelors degree in public administration with a minor in political science from the University of Central Florida. Since that time, he became a Florida real estate broker, a Florida state certi ed residential appraiser and is a Florida state certi ed general appraiser. He has been active members in the Appraisal Institute and the American Society of Appraisers where he holds the designation of an SRA (Senior Residential Appraiser) and another designation as an ASA. He also earned the designation as a certi ed Florida evaluator. Lester also was certied as a Florida Supreme Court County Court mediator and Florida Supreme Court family mediator. In addition, Lester served as JAMIE LESTERSee LESTER A5Gulf County revenue to drop $500,000 with property valuesBy VALERIE GARMAN229-7843 | @valeriegarman vgarman@star .com Gulf County is preparing for a 6 percent decrease in property values for the 2012-2013 scal year, a drop that will cost the county an estimated $500,000 in revenue. County Administrator Don Butler presented the Board of County Commissioners with recommendations from the budget committee on how to make up for the $500,000 de cit during a special budget meeting May 22. The commission agreed they did not want to raise the millage and would make up for the loss through further budget cuts and examination of additional revenue sources. Butler presented a long list of line items that the budget committee culled including potential sources of revenue, places to cut dollars and mandatory budget increases. The revenue sources presented totaled $314,250 in potential revenue for the county. One major source of revenue would come from the county doubling the land ll tipping fee to $70 per ton, potentially providing an additional $115,000 each year. Other sources of revenue presented included increasing EMS fees by requiring the city of Mexico Beach to pay the countys EMS department for runs to Bay County and charging dry run fees. Dry runs are those to which EMS responds, but the patient does not allow transportation to See REVENUE A5Photos by VALERIE GARMAN | The Star Wewahitchka High School graduate Katie Jones helps fellow grad Hailey Harris with her collar before the WHS ceremony last Saturday. Below, PSJHS students embrace before their graduation ceremony last week. DIPLOMAS AND SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED TO GRADUATESBy VALERIE GARMAN and TIM CROFT227-7827 | @PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com It was a weekend of pomp and circumstance as 134 Gulf County seniors received their diplomas, turned their tassels and took their rst steps into the adult world. Port St. Joe High Schools graduation on May 24 packed the R. Marion Craig Coliseum as eager students draped in purple gowns adorned with tassels of gold walked across the stage and into the next chapter of life. Wewahitchka High Schools graduation was May 26 as dozens of students in red sheath embraced each other and said goodbye to the CLASS OF 2012See CLASS OF 2012 A3 PSJHS students embrace before their graduation ceremony last week. CLASS OF 2012 Task force raises $4,000 for domestic violence awareness Page B1

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New Sorrelli Arriving Daily! Over 35 Years Experience.208 Reid Avenue, Downtown Port St. Joe850.229.1111www.BaysideFloristPSJ.com Your Full Service Wedding and Event Florist Your Full Service Wedding and Event Florist Your Full Service Wedding and Event Florist TM1-850-309-1996 shredit.com LocalA2 | The Star Thursday, May 31, 2012Mexico. This year, the group is joined by several soldiers who participated in the FCWW in the past and will serve as something akin to mentors to help the soldiers, many not long off the battlefield, relax and enjoy. It is often overlooked that many of these warriors go from the battlefield, to a hospital, to a rehabilitative center and then home, Duren said. It is easy for them not to ever experience a celebration that honors them specifically. Our goal, on behalf of our community and the Forgotten Coast, is to bring these Warriors together so that they might have the opportunity to bond and experience a weekend of fishing and our kind of fun here in Port St. Joe. Simply put, there is no nobler cause than giving back to those who have given so much for us. The effect on the soldiers can be profound, as explained in an email from Army Sgt. FC Gary C. Everett. The event he attended last year at this time, he said, turned his life upside down. After four years back stateside from Iraq, four years of nightmares and medical issues that seemed without end, Everett acknowledged a desire to end his life, he had enough, he was done, tired. Then came a phone call and invitation to the FCWW. Everett liked to fish so he went expecting nothing more than some time away from doctors and the chance to catch a fish or two. He quickly realized he had set the bar way too low. Port St Joe is not your average, normal, everyday community, Everett wrote. These people are like something you would have to write a script about. Imagine being in a speeding car or van with police escort, coming in from Panama City, all the roads are blocked off, not a scenic drive until you come to this one community (Mexico Beach) ... Here comes the ocean on the right, some condos, looks like a tourist area, now that community is gone. Then comes the bridge (the Tapper Bridge), over the bridge and then we start to see what I have never before seen with my eyes. This little community, these patriotic, freedom-loving, militarysupporting people, these unbelievable people of Port St Joe. People everywhere waving flags screaming and blowing kisses on every corner of every street. I think I was hugged at least 200 times. My hand was constantly shaking someones ... (It) was an attack of kindness and love from perfect strangers, the kind of affection that shows that person, or soldier going through those difficult times, that it will pass. What makes a community do things like this but be so heavy on the impact, what is the reason. Just because? And that is largely the point of the FCWW, as any of the committee members would tell you. A community from folks waving flags tonight on Long Avenue to the 20 boat captains who donated a day of fishing to the restaurants and stores opening their arms and wares to these soldiers, these warriors. They just get it in Port St. Joe, said Marine Staff Sgt. Glen Silva, who attended last years event and is returning this week. WARRIORS from page A1 TIM CROFT | The StarAs with last year, the Port St. Joe Fire Department will have a huge American ag to greet the Wounded Warriors as they arrive in Port St. Joe for tonights formal dinner.

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Scholarships awarded to Port St. Joe students last Thursday nightLinda Lewis Wright Teacher, $500, Sylvia Sheline; Kiwanis Academics (English), $100, Michelle Hiscock; Kiwanis Academics (math), $100, Kristina Furstenberg; Kiwanis Academics (Social Studies), $100, Ian Frost; Kiwanis Academics (science), $100, Rachel Jones; Kiwanis Vocational-Haney, $1,000, Blake Buskens; Kiwanis Academics (GCSC), $950 each, Sylvia Sheline, Samantha Taylor; Marilyn Witten Scholarship, $1,000 each, Alyson Harvey, Connor Clark; Gold Card academic girl, $250, Alexandria Thomas; Gold Card academic boy, $250, Ian Frost; George Tapper Scholarship (valedictorian), $1,000, Michelle Hiscock; Billy Tapper Local 1564 (AfricanAmerican), $390, Alex King; Billy Tapper Local 1713 (Caucasian), $390, Avery Little; Gibson Rotary (up to four years), $1,000 per year, Kristina Furstenberg; Walter Wilder Scholarship (up to two years at GCSC), $1,950, Andrew Burke; Jimmy and Susan Wilder Scholarship, $950 each to GCSC, Lora Williams, Sadik Padilla, Michaela Wiegand, Cole Warren; Gulf Coast State College, $950, Karah Bradley; Zedoc Baxter Memorial Scholarship, $500, Daniel May; Oliver and Laura Taylor Scholarship, $500, Kristina Furstenberg; Methodist Care Closet, $1,000, Rachel Jones; Junior Beta Club (two), $250, Connor Clark and Karah Bradley; C. Leonard Belin Lions Club, $950, Austin Howze and Sarah Pippin; City Wide Missionary Society Scholarship, $500, Autumn Merriel; J. Lamar Faison Scholarship, $500, Lacey Strickland; Durens Piggly Wiggly NJROTC Scholarship (two), $500, LeAnna Collins and Brittany Anthony; VFW Post 10069 Leadership Scholarship, $500, Nic Dickinson; VFW Post 10069 Ladies Auxiliary Scholarship, $500, LeAnna Collins; CFES Scholarship (two year GCSC tuition and book stipend), $3,200, Brittany Anthony; A Challenge Scholarship (Quinn and Wood, two), $500, Arion Ward and Jenny Miles; Sam Cox Memorial Scholarship, $1,500, Blaine Bush; Herman Dean Scholarship (band), $500, Michelle Hiscock; Band Boosters (two), $500, Michelle Hiscock and LeAnna Collins; WASWA Scholarship (two), $500, Katie Lacour and Rachel Jones; Peppers Spanish Award, $100, Avery Little; R. Marion Coach Craig, $500, Dylan Dunaway; Bryce Nelson Memorial Scholarship, $500, Austin Howze; Pecola and Joe Smiley Scholarship (two), $250, Brittany Anthony and Autumn Merriel; PACE 379 (four), $950 each, Alex King (two), Patricia Davidson and Austin Howze; Margaret Key Biggs, $500, Lacey Strickland; GCEA, $400, Natalie Wood; Port St. Joe Garden Club, $500, Patricia Davidson; Pam Nobles Studio Scholarship (two), $2,000 and $200, Erin White ($2,000) and Montez Walker ($200); Deanna Ramsey, $250, C.J. Butts; Class of 1955 (one male, one female), $1,000 each, Lora Williams and C.J. Butts; Knights of Pythias, $300, Katie Lacour; Fairpoint, $600, Michelle Hiscock; Gulf County Sheriff Dept., $500, Caleb Kesterson; Hosie and Christine Owens GCSC, $3,000, Avery Little; Frances Jean Mahon Little, $300, Michelle Hiscock; Tallahassee Orthopedic Clinic, $500, Kaley Wilder; Megan Walker, full ride to Mississippi State; Emerald Muniz, full ride to North Carolina State; Michelle Hiscock, $20,000 from UF; Kristina Furstenberg, $12,000 from UCF; Ian Frost, $1,000 per year from UWF; Karah Bradley, $2,100 from Florida Realtors; Katie Gardner, $950 from Tapper Foundation; Blaine Bush, $1,250 from American Military Engineers and $1,000 from Tyndall Federal Credit Union.Scholarships awarded to Wewahitchka High School students last Saturday nightGCSC College Honor, two year scholarship, Anna Gaskin and Cory Walding; FASFEPA Vivian Scott Scholarship, $1,000, Oliver Gerber; DAR, $100, Donia Lanier; Society of Military Engineers, $1,250, Cory Walding; Tupelo Lodge Scholarship (two), $500, Oliver Gerber and Anna Gaskin; VFW, $350, Megan Setterich; Dixie Youth Scholarship (three), $2,000, Megan Setterich, Austin Guffey and Justin Flowers; Dixie Boys Scholarship, $1,500, Cory Walding; Methodist Care Closet, $1,000, Kristopher Cox; BBB Foundation Scholarship, $1,000, Oliver Gerber; Wewahitchka Womans Club (four), $500, Heath Bailey, Raven Forehand, Trey McGill and Megan Udell; Wewahitchka Search and Rescue (three), $500, Heath Bailey, Austin Guffey and Oliver Gerber; Employees Club of Wewahitchka ( ve), $500, Heath Bailey, Irjara Pippin, Anna Gaskin, Megan Setterich and Benjamin McDaniel; Florida Realtors (three), Cory Walding ($1,400), Megan Setterich ($1.400), Oliver Gerber ($600); Bateman-Wooten Scholarship, $500, Megan Udell; Junior Service League of Port St. Joe, $1,000, Cory Walding; GCEA Scholarship, $400, Austin Guffey; Gator Booster Scholarship (seven), Oliver Gerber and Donia Lanier ($250 each), Austin Guffey, Cory Walding, Taylor Husband, Nicholas Combs and Jeremy Morrill ($100 each); Florida Cat sh Classic Employees Club Scholarship, $500, Kristopher Cox; NHS Scholarship (11), $75 each, Heath Bailey, Kristopher Cox, Anna Gaskin, Oliver Gerber, Taylor Husband, Donia Lanier, Irjara Pippin, Lyndsey Ramsey, Katelyn Roberts, Megan Setterich and Cory Walding; Gulf County Sheriffs Of ce Employees Club Scholarship, $500, Raven Forehand; Distinguished Young Woman Scholarship, $500, Lyndsey Ramsey; Florida Bright Futures Academic Scholarship, Kristopher Cox and Lyndsey Ramsey; Florida Bright Futures Medallion Scholarship, Heath Bailey, Nicholas Combs, Oliver Gerber, Megan Setterich, Anna Gaskin, Taylor Husband, Donia Lanier, Trent McGill, Jeremy Morrill, Katelyn Roberts, James Strickland, Cory Walding; AfricanAmerican Collegiate Scholarship, Ciara Jackson, Travis McGill, Quentin Carter and Bridgette Myers ($350 each), Trey McGill, Megan Udell, Trent McGill ($400), Taylor Husband, Heath Bailey, Kristopher Cox, Cory Walding, Donia Lanier, Lyndsey Ramsey, Anna Gaskin, Megan Setterich ($450 each), Oliver Gerber ($550); Geraldine Williams Scholarship (two), $300, Bridgette Myers and Quentin Carter; Alfredia Owens Scholarship (two), $250, Bridgette Myers and Quentin Carter; Gaskin-Graddy Scholarship, $500, Jeremy Morrill; Baptist State College, $8,000, Lyndsey Ramsey; Full Sail University, $6,000, Nicholas Combs; UWF, Jeremy Morrill, $750; UWF, $1,200, Jeremy Morrill; GCSC Foundation Scholarships (amounts TBD), Megan Udell, Justin Flowers, Benjamin McDaniel, Quentin Carter, Raven Forehand, Trey McGill, Ciara Jackson, James Strickland; CFES (amount TBD), Megan Udell; FSU Transfer Scholarship, $3,000, Oliver Gerber; FSU Grants and Scholarship, $2,750, Katelyn Roberts; Chipola College Cross Country, full tuition, Donia Lanier; MMI wrestling, part tuition, Beau Bogges. CLASS OF 2012 from page A1 Photos by VALERIE GARMAN | The Star From left to right are WHS grads Tyler Whitten, Beau Boggess, Austin Chumney and Austin Bryan. A Port St. Joe High School graduate hugs a teacher before his graduation ceremony on May 24.

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OpinionA4 | The Star USPS 518-880Published every Thursday at 135 W. U.S. 98 Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Publisher: Rick Martin Editor: Tim Croft POSTMASTER: Send address change to: The Star P.O. Box 308 Port St. Joe, FL 32457-0308 Phone 850-227-1278 PERIODICAL RATE POSTAGE PAID AT PORT ST. JOE, FL 32457 WEEKLY PUBLISHING SUBSCRIPTIONS PAYABLE IN ADVANCE IN COUNTY $24.15 year $15.75 six months OUT OF COUNTY $34.65 year $21 six monthsHome delivery subscribers may be charged a higher rate for holiday editons. TO ALL ADVERTISERSIn case of error or omissions in advertisements, the publishers do not hold themselves liable for damage further than the amount received for such advertisement. The spoken word is given scant attention; the printed word is thoughtfully weighed. The spoken word barely asserts; the printed word thoroughly convinces. The spoken word is lost; the printed word remains. Circulation:1-800-345-8688 My godmother, Phyllis and I had been talking about doughnuts in the days after her birthday. Phyllis lives alone in Gary, Indiana, but has folks in and out checking on her on a regular basis. It was her 91st birthday and I sent her a fancy pink Birthday Girl ribbon to wear. Wouldnt you know it? Her male nurse had upstaged my pink Birthday Girl ribbon and brought her doughnuts for her 91st birthday. At 91, I think you should be able to eat anything you want to, Phyllis agrees. Cake Doughnuts are Phyllis favorite. Phyllis explained to me that cake doughnuts make the best bread pudding. I got busy and found a business card to write on and something to write with. I wrote down Phyllis recipe for the Cake Doughnut Bread Pudding. Phyllis and I are on the same page when it comes to recipes, she wasnt quite sure on the exact measures and noted it really didnt matter. Two or three eggs, you would use three if they (the eggs) are little, two if they are big, Phyllis noted. The butter, the milk, the sugar, the apple sauce, the baking powder; they were all abouts, in terms of how much to use. She could tell I was excited as I wrote down my 91 year-old godmothers secret bread pudding recipe. Phyllis laughed and told me I had to call her when I made it. I asked her, Dont I call you almost every day anyway? She laughed and said, Yes, you do and I answer the phone, but you have to call me when you try it. Ive learned not to argue with Phyllis; Ive learned not to complain. She has an answer for everything and she follows her answers with, Blessed be His name. If theres a 10 mile backup on the interstate, Phyllis notes how lucky I am to be going slow. If theres a thunderstorm or ice or snow, Phyllis points how many people are spending time together inside. Then she will always ask me, Isnt God wonderful? I simply say, Yes maam. When I talk to her about the many bad things going on or the things I worry about, she asks me, Are you in control? I simply say, No maam. Then she reminds me of who is in control and tells me He has it worked out. On Sunday afternoon, I got a hankering to try Phyllis Secret Cake Doughnut Bread Pudding. There was only one problem; I had left the business card with the recipe and all of the abouts at my ofce. It was a holiday weekend and I wasnt driving a half hour to go get it. I was pretty sure I could wing it; I thought I remembered all of the ingredients and if I didnt, I could still make it work. My supermarket didnt have a single cake doughnut. I checked the doughnut case, the boxed doughnuts and the bagged doughnuts. No cake doughnuts. I asked the bread lady and she didnt have any idea, so she called Georgia on her headset. Georgia (a lady, not the state) was quick to respond. After explaining my problem to Georgia, she asked me, Are you from North Carolina? I told her I wasnt; she then began to tell me that I sounded like her relatives in North Carolina. Im from Alabama, Ive been here for more than ten years, I guess I just sound like Im from North Carolina, Georgia. All this talk of states was getting me confused and I was on a cake doughnut mission. Georgia said they didnt have cake doughnuts and asked me if something else would work. I explained to her that it was Phyllis recipe and she might be upset if I didnt use cake doughnuts. Hmm, how about a Vanilla Crme Cake, they are $3.00 off, its about the same consistency, Georgia pointed out. Georgia showed me the cake, it was a bundt cake you know the one with a hole in it. This might work, I thought to myself, Its a Doughnut Cake, that has to be close to a cake doughnut. As Georgia personally guided me around the store getting the other things I needed, I was reciting lines from the movie, My Big Fat Greek Wedding. In the movie, the groom to bes mother shows up at the Greek brides parents house with a bundt cake. It takes a while for the brides mother to gure out that the bundt is actually a cake. When she does gure it out, she proclaims, Theres a hole in this cake! My doughnut cake bread pudding worked out nicely. My daughter helped me and I think I can share the recipe with you. I say, I think, because sometimes I forget what I put in.Bread Pudding Doughnut Cake (Vanilla Bundt Cake) 1 stick of butter 5 eggs (trust me) 2 cups of heavy cream (dont use anything else) 1 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1 tablespoon real vanilla extract (not imitation) cup raisinsImitation Rum SauceAbout 4 tablespoons butter pound confectioners sugar (about 1 & 7/8 cups I did the math) Imitation rum extract to taste (not too much, not too little) A little water (enough to make it pourable) Preheat your oven to 350. In a food processor, combine butter and sugar, until it gets clumpy. Add eggs, heavy cream, cinnamon, and vanilla, and mix it up good. Butter up or spray Pam in a baking dish (you gure out the size). Slice half of the Doughnut Cake into normal size slices (not your cousin Earls sized slices, normal slices). Now cut the slices into about 8 10 pieces each and layer in the pan. Scatter the raisins over the top. Pour the egg mixture over the Doughnut Cake pieces; let it soak for 10 minutes. Make sure all the pieces get hit with the egg mixture. Cover with foil and bake at 350 for about 40 minutes. Remove foil and bake for additional 10 15 minutes to brown the top (watch it). Your Doughnut Cake bread pudding is done when the custard is rm, but still a little soft. To make the imitation rum sauce: melt the 4 tablespoons of butter over medium heat in a saucepan, and take off the heat. Add confectioners sugar to the melted butter and whisk to blend. (It probably will be too thick to whisk). Add imitation rum extract, to taste and a little water to thin it out (Try whisking it again). Pour the sauce over the bread pudding and watch it soak in. If you want, replace the imitation rum extract with dark rum; you might not need to add water. It wouldnt be imitation rum sauce anymore. I think you will enjoy it. I call it, Phyllis Godsons Big Fat Doughnut Cake Bread Pudding. I called Phyllis and told her what I did (replacing the cake doughnuts with the doughnut cake). I expected her to either laugh or get mad at me for not following the recipe. She didnt do either one. Phyllis simply asked, Did it turn out pretty good? I said,Yes Maam, then we talked about horses and basketball. After I hung up, I realized I had forgotten the three tablespoons of applesauce. I also used more eggs, real cream instead of milk and more butter and more sugar. I also invented the imitation rum sauce. You could use 14-16 cake doughnuts instead of the doughnut cake. It all worked out; because Im not in control. Things tend to work out when you have a mouthful of sinfully good bread pudding. Find more at www. CranksMyTractor.com.Thursday, May 31, 2012How are you celebrating Memorial Day? It was my little brother on the phone and he got right to the point. He didnt mention his year in Vietnam. He didnt go into his Special Forces training. He didnt launch into a patriotic treatise on the soldiers that he personally knew that had paid the supreme sacrice for the freedoms we enjoy today K.C., lets go to Tennessee for a family reunion. OK. It doesnt take me long to make up my mind about seeing kinfolks. Besides, I was home alone. Cathy has been for the last seven and a half weeksI know this is going to shock youup in Georgia playing with grandchildren. I did get a post card from her in April. I gured the trip would at the very least get me out of an awfully quiet house. And, before we even get in the car, let me ll you in on country kin. Ive heard all the jokes and stories ...but the truth is the association, bond, family ties or whatever you choose to call it, is real and special. I must have a hundred rst cousins up there. My parents and their parents were brothers and sisters in a farm community that struggled to make ends meet during the Great Depression. They were blessed with very few material things which naturally caused them to gravitate to each other. Im not talking Hateld and McCoy stuff here. Im talking about people that took a keen interest in each others thoughts, hurts, problems, work load, play time and spiritual welfare. They didnt have much. But they had each other. What a heritage us rst cousins share today. When World War II came along my father and uncles were drafted off the farm for places like New Guinea, Guadalcanal, Normandy and Belgium. They didnt complain, buck the system or shirk their responsibility. Faith, loyalty, honor and country ran deep among the families living along the banks of Sugar Creek And we were all rst cousins. You didnt marry into the family. You married Martha, you became a cousin! You married Charles, you married the family. There was no step uncle or cousin by marriage on Aunt Delias side of the family. We wouldnt have dreamed of that. Uncle Womack married my mothers sister. He was about the best uncle a boy could ever have. There was no asterisk. But, there is denitely another side of that coin. If you were an odd ball, contrary sort, pretty much son of a gun, we may not claim you. even if you were an identical twin. It was a family matter and thats the way we worked it out. And, of course, we would never have married our rst cousin. We loved them too much to marry them. J. C. showed us around as soon as we got there. What a treat to visit some of the old hang outs. And it allowed me a chance to tell the shing with the .30-06 one more time. David or J. C. would stand on the bridge and re down in amongst a school of sh. The concussion would stun a dozen sh or so. Me and Joe would be thigh deep out in the creek just downstream throwing the dazed bream up on the bank. We probably shed that way about twice in our lives. It was the two thousandth time I had told the story. None of us mentioned the horric wounds J.C.s father received during the Battle of the Bulge or Cs time in Vietnam. We talked about the night Aunt Ruby Nell woke us up at 3 am, borrowed Uncle Cliffords truck and let us shoot rabbits off the hood racing down the Steadman Ridge Road. We laughed at Uncle Bens dry wit and the talking capacity of most all of the Kennedy women. We visited the old home site where Grandmother was raised. The house burned years before but you still stood there in awe. It was hard to picture Granny as young. But we each had that denite picture of the happiest lady on earth loving us, making a fuss over us, shooing us out of the kitchen or chasing a black bug up our arm. Somehow that spot just seemed to put us back in touch. As we ate supper that night I couldnt keep my eyes off Teresa. She reminds us so much of Granny. What a special privilege she has in life to bear that for all of us! I hugged Martha and Kathy smiled a smile that I remembered from fty-ve years ago. What I wouldnt give to crawl through that old barn with them just one more time. We didnt take family trips to the beach or out to Hollywood. Id never been to Memphis or Nashville. We would vacation at Pas house. And stay with the different cousins as the need and occasion arose. Im telling you, I love these people more than life itself. As a matter of fact, it wouldnt be life without them. Pa and Gran, Uncle Clifford, Aunt Beatrice, Mom and Dad, Uncle Womack, Uncle Hugh, Uncle F. D., Aunt Delia, the list goes on .they are not physically with us anymore. But they shall never leave us. As long as any of us can draw a breath that wonderful generation will live on. Just by gathering up on this night we honored them once again. Somehow, I know they heard us. Family and country are kinda hard for me to separate at this particular time of year. I realize so fully that we wouldnt be the family we are today without the love and care that each of these aunts and uncles contributed so willingly to the future and well being of their off spring. I reckon the American soldier has done exactly the same thing for this country. Gratefully, Kes HUNKErR DOWNKesley ColbertWhat so proudly we hailed CraRANKsS MY TraRACTOrRBN HeardPrepare your kids for summer job expensesBy JASON A A LDERMANHigh school and college students hoping to nd temporary jobs may be in for a tough time this summer once again as they compete with older, more experienced workers in a still-struggling economy. But if your kid is fortunate enough to nd work, there are a few things he or she and you should know about the economic and tax ramications of temporary employment: Payroll deductions. If this is their rst job, warn your kids about common payroll deductions that can take a big bite out of take-home pay. Common culprits include state and federal income taxes, Social Security and Medicare (FICA), health and unemployment insurance, uniforms and union dues. When starting a new job your child will be asked to ll out IRS Form W-4, the Employees Withholding Allowance Certicate. Employers use this form to determine how much income tax should be withheld from your paycheck. The forms instructions help determine how many personal allowances can be claimed. Note: If you claim your children as dependents and they earn less than $5,950 during 2012, they probably wont owe any income tax for the year. If so, they can request that employers not withhold income taxes by claiming an exemption from withholding on Line 7 of the W-4. However, if you notice on their year-end W-2 form that the employer did indeed withhold federal and state income taxes, your child must le a tax return in order to get a refund. Self-employed status. Many teens start their working careers by being self-employed, doing part-time jobs like babysitting, yard work or housekeeping. Its important to know that this income is also subject to income tax. If their selfemployment net earnings exceed $400 in 2012, your kids also must pay self-employment tax, even if they owe no income tax. This tax is similar to the Social Security and Medicare taxes that get withheld from regular wages. Self-employment tax is assessed at 13.3 percent of net self-employment income reported. The IRS provides a handy guide called Taxable Income for Students guide that explains what types of income are and are not taxable (www.irs.gov). For example, tips, bank account interest and certain scholarshippaid expenses (such as room and board) must be reported as taxable income. IRA contributions. Retirement is probably the last thing on your teenagers mind, but you should know that they are allowed to open and contribute earned income up to $5,000 to an IRA each year. If you or the grandparents want to make a down payment on your kids future, consider funding an IRA. For teens it usually makes sense to open a Roth IRA as opposed to a traditional IRA. Heres why: With a Roth, you pay tax on the contributions that year and kids are usually in the lowest tax bracket. Then, contributions and investment earnings grow tax-free forever. With a traditional IRA, you make pretax contributions but pay income tax on withdrawals at retirement usually at a much higher tax rate. If someone opened a Roth IRA at age 16 and contributed only $1,000 a year, the account could be worth over $300,000 by age 60. Sit down with your kid and play around with the Roth IRA Calculator at www. dinkytown.net its a great way to teach the importance of compound earnings. Jason Alderman directs Visas nancial education programs. To Follow Jason Alderman on Twitter: www.twitter. com/PracticalMoney. CaAKE DOUGhHNUTsS & DOUGhHNUT CaAKEsS

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dbutler@coastalcoverage.com Locally owned and operated Home Business Auto Health Workers Comp THURSDAY & FRIDAY NIGHTSPECIALS 6:00 8:30HOURS: 236ReidAve (850) 229.7121CAROLYNS FAMOUS SEAFOOD PLATTER: $14.95 8 OZ RIBEYESPECIALOR SHRIMPSPECIAL WITH 2 SIDES: $11.95Orders served with:CHEESE GRITS, FF, BAKED POTATO, SALAD AND BREAD **AWARD WINNINGDESSERTS** 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 Send your letters to : LETTERS TO THE EDITOR P.O. Box 308 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 Fax: 850-227-7212 Email: tcroft@star .comComments from our readers in the form of letters to the editor or a guest column are solicited and encouraged. A newspapers editorial page should be a forum where differing ideas and opinions are exchanged. All letters and guest columns must be signed and should include the address and phone number of the author. The street address and phone number are for veri cation and will not be published. Letters must be in good taste and The Star reserves the right to edit letters for correctness and style. SHARE YOUR OPINIONS LocalThe Star| A5Thursday, May 31, 2012a hospital or other health care provider, effectively, as it was explained by EMS director Houston Whiteld during budget committee discussions, using EMS as a primary care provider. Another revenue source would come from a 5 percent local option gas tax, which could bring in $140,000 for the county in the rst nine months. Increasing the building departments fees was also suggested, for about $25,000 in additional revenue. Mandatory budget increases total $210,381 for the upcoming scal year, with increases coming from utilities, Medicaid payments, retirement, the IT department and insurance coverage. Butler presented $696,115 worth of budget decrease opportunities from the budget committee for the upcoming year. These included $50,000 budget cuts for both the library and the county courthouse and a 6 percent funding decrease for outside agencies like the Humane Society, Wewahitchka Search and Rescue, the Senior Citizens Center and the Gulf County Association for Retarded Citizens. Another suggestion was to transfer parks and recreation upkeep to the Tourism Development Council, eliminating $25,000 from the county budget. Other proposed cuts included $16,600 from the Economic Development Council budget, $150,000 from not lling vacant public works positions, decreasing property and casualty insurance, decreasing fuel, and turning over the commodities program to a non-pro t organization, which would save the county nearly $20,000. Butler said if commissioners chose to adopt the budget committees recommendations as is, they would be in pretty good shape. The budget decrease would be $799,984 if commissioners adopted all suggestions, more than clearing the lost $500,000 from decreasing property values. There are ways to make up the $500,000, Butler said. In a nutshell, by doing some things here, you dont have to worry about laying someone off. Each commissioner took a moment at the meeting to voice their opinion on the budget committees recommendations. I think several things on this sheet will de nitely work, Commissioner Warren Yeager said. At some point, we do need to go down line item by line item. Yeager said the county needs to look into what surrounding areas are charging for their land lls and look into charging service fees for mandatory garbage pick up through MTSUs and MTBUs. Im for MSTUs; Im for all of those issues, Yeager said. Anything to lower the property tax, thats the way to do it. Yeager said he has preached for years that ad valorem, or property tax, is not a fair tax. Weve cut nearly 40 percent out of our budget, Yeager said. Manpower wise its getting harder and harder to do that number. Commissioner Ward McDaniel stressed he was not in favor of raising taxes. I do not want to see a tax increase, McDaniel said. We just need to keep narrowing it down and working it and working it. Commissioner Tan Smiley agreed he did not want to see a tax increase, but also didnt want to have to limit certain services the county offers. Were faced with a very dif cult problem, Smiley said. We just need to take our time and look at this budget. BOCC Chairman Bill Williams pushed for a motion to declare that the board is rm against raising the millage. It is my objective as the chair that we do not raise the millage, Williams said. I think its important that we dont mislead the public and the budget committee. Commissioner Carmen McLemore said it was too early to put that motion on the table. Yeager agreed he was in full support of not raising the millage, but stated the board should discuss the speci cs of each recommendation at another special meeting. I do think there are some items we need to look at from both sides, Williams said. I think some of the recommendations are good this is the beginning phase. The BOCC called for another special meeting to discuss the speci cs of each line item at a later date. Star News Editor Tim Croft contributed to this story. a special magistrate for years in several surrounding counties such as Bay, Okaloosa and Leon. During this time, he heard the cases between the county property appraiser and property owners concerning their assessments. I have heard the cries of property owners and the pleas for fair assessments, Lester said. In addition, to changes needed in the taxation system. The education, experience and being a state certi ed general appraiser will allow me to examine the market and use the knowledge gained to work with a property owner in getting all they deserve in a fair assessment, not only in value, but in exemptions, he said. Being in the real estate business for over 28 years and being from both ends of the county has allowed me to build a vast knowledge of the property and lands that make up our great county. In addition, being raised up in the Gulf County Property Appraisers ofce from the days of Sammy Patrick when he was property appraiser Lester has witnessed the changes the county has gone through. Since that time, he has worked in the Bay County Property Appraisers of ce under Richard Davis and was the director of appraisals in the Okaloosa County Property Appraisers Of ce for more than two years. Lester said he always has believed in compassion with understanding and his community involvement is evident. He has helped raise money and supported projects of the local VFW Post in Wewahitchka. He has been the entertainment chairman for the American Cancer Society for the Relay for Life. He is past president of the Port St. Joe Kiwanis, past president of the Seminole County Young Republicans and past president of College Republicans for the University of Central Florida. This campaign is about positive change with new ideas and creativity to help property owners in valuing their property with conservative ideas and notifying property owners of what is available to them and what they are entitled to, he said. The county appraiser is also a voice for the citizens to be heard at the state level. Gulf County needs to be heard at the state level to campaign for taxation changes that affect our property owners and citizens of our county. I lobbied several years ago for a ve-year average assessment so we would not ever face spiked property values in one year. I lobbied to cap spending at the local level and created an assessment methodology on a volume discount method at the local level for multiple lot ownership, he continued. In addition, I worked with several legislators and created a valuation formula for calculating a fair assessment mythology for those Floridians affected by the Chinese drywall issue. Lester also worked to protect the local shing industry by working to implement the legislation on working waterfront properties to protect our local shing industry from increased assessments and not value them on highest and best use. The people of Gulf County need positive, effective leadership, not a follower, but a doer and someone that will stand up for the rights of the people, someone not afraid to tackle the issues, Lester said. REVENUE from page A1 LESTER from page A1 By VALERIE GARMAN229-7843 | @valeriegarman vgarman@star .com The Florida Department of Transportation held a public meeting last week to answer residents questions and hear their concerns about a major road construction project that will begin next year. The $7 million project will resurface the 6.8-mile stretch of SR 30-A between SR 30-E (Cape San Blas Road) and Highway 98, widening the travel lands to 12 feet and adding vefoot paved shoulders to the roadway. Construction will begin in the fall of 2013. DOT Public Information Director Ian Satter said although the project wont begin for more than a year, the DOT tries to get the word out early, especially with a vital road like 30-A. The DOT provided aerial maps of the roadways, outlining the construction pathway at the meeting. We hold majority of our meetings in open-house format, Satter said This is more of an intimate atmosphere. Satter said the project wont ever completely close the road but will produce interim lane closures. Speed limits along 30-A will be adjusted for safety purposes, Satter said, but residents will receive warning weeks before the changes are made. He said the Sabal Palms along the roadway must also be removed for safety purposes. Satter said the DOT is still collecting feedback from area residents and will complete their nal plan design for the road improvements by November of this year. Obviously people have businesses and homes along the road, Satter said. We plan on maintaining entrances to business and homes at all times during the project. DOT holds 30-A project meeting

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OUTDOORSwww.starfl.comSection Section A Special to The StarLove is in the air for Florida black bears. Breeding season for bears runs from June to July, and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is reminding homeowners that bears are moving around, foraging for food and looking for mates. According to FWC bear management program coordinator Dave Telesco, the agency is seeing an increase in calls about bears in neighborhoods around the state. The animals are lured into neighborhoods to feast on unsecured trash. His best advice: Do not feed the bears. It is also illegal to feed bears in Florida. Problems arise when bears have access to peoplerelated food sources such as pet foods, garbage, barbecue grills, birdseed or livestock feed, Telesco said. Bears learn very quickly to associate people with food, and this puts the animals at increased risk of illegal kills or crossing highways and getting hit by vehicles. Black bears normally are too shy to risk contact with humans, but their strong food drive can overwhelm these instincts. Residents can help these bears move on, so they dont cause a con ict. If people remove the attractants, the bears will stay where we want them to stay in wooded areas and not enter urban and suburban neighborhoods, Telesco said. Properly storing and securing garbage is a proven method of discouraging bears. Barbecue grills should be stored in a secure place, such as a garage or a sturdy shed when they are not in use (typically evenings). Keep garbage cans secure and only place them outside on the morning of pickup, rather than the night before. People can encourage their neighbors, community or local government to use bear-resistant trash containers or dumpsters. To nd out where to get them, go to MyFWC.com/ Bears and select Brochures & Other Materials. Another way people can help is to feed pets indoors or bring in dishes after feeding, Telesco said. Relocating bears is not always the best option, Telesco explained. Most bears do not stay where we put them, and more than half of the bears we move just end up causing con icts again in a new location. If you see a black bear, remain calm. Dont run. Walk calmly toward a building or vehicle and get inside, Telesco said. If you have children or pets, bring them inside. Once you are in a secure location, encourage the bear to leave by banging pots and pans, blowing a car or air horn or whistle. The more stressful a bears encounter with you, the less likely it is to come back. If a bear is in a tree, leave it alone. Remove people and dogs from the area. The bear usually will come down and leave when it feels safe, which is typically after dark. If the bear is threatening the safety of humans, pets or livestock or is causing property damage, report it to the FWC at 888-404-FWCC (3922). Residents can nd out more about living with black bears at MyFWC.com/Bear. Frequently asked questions about bears Q. How many bears are there in Florida? A. The best scienti cally valid population estimates total 2,500 to 3,000 bears statewide. Bears currently live in eight relatively isolated areas. While some populations appear to be doing well, others are still recovering. Q. What do I do if I see a bear? A. If you encounter a bear at close range, remain standing upright, back up slowly and speak to the bear in a calm, assertive voice. Do NOT feed or intentionally attract bears. If a bear eats something on your property, take note of what it is and secure it once the bear leaves. NEVER approach or surprise a bear. If you see a bear from a distance, enjoy the experience, but do not move toward the bear. If you are close, do not make any sudden or abrupt movements. Back way slowly and be sure the bear has an obvious escape route. If you are in your yard, make sure you are in a safe area and that the bear has a clear escape route. Then, make noise or bang pots and pans to scare the bear away. Do NOT turn your back, play dead, climb a tree or run. Back away slowly into the house or a secure area. Avoid direct eye contact. Bears and many other animals may view this as aggressive behavior. Report any bear that is threatening the safety of humans, pets or livestock to the FWCs Wildlife Alert hotline, 888-404-FWCC(3922) (see the contact us page). Cell phone users can call *FWC or #FWC. Q. Are black bears fast runners or good climbers? A. Absolutely! Bears can run up to 35 mph and climb 100 feet up a tree in 30 seconds! Do NOT run or climb a tree when you encounter a bear. Dont run. Running triggers a chase instinct in many animals, including bears. You cant outrun a bear. Dont climb a tree. Bears are excellent tree climbers. Mother black bears often send their cubs up a tree when they sense danger. You dont want to end up in a tree with a couple of cubs above you and a mother bear below you! If a bear chases you, youll just end up fending off a bear in a tree rather than on the ground. Dont play dead or turn your back on the bear. Back away slowly, make sure the bear has a clear escape route. Stop and hold your ground if your movement away seems to irritate instead of calm the bear. If bears feel threatened, they may clack their teeth together, moan, blow, huff or paw the ground. The bear is showing you that it is as uncomfortable with the situation as you are. These are not indications of aggressive intent or an imminent attack. Truly predatory or aggressive black bears are eerily silent. Q. What do I do if the bear stands up on its hind legs? A. If the bear stands up, this is NOT an aggressive behavior. The bear is only trying to see you better to gure out what you are and assess whether or not you are a threat. Back away slowly, making sure the bear has a clear escape route. Q. What do I do if a bear comes toward me or attacks? A. If the bear paws the ground, huffs and puffs, clacks and snorts, or runs directly at you but stops before reaching you and returns to where it started, it is trying to scare you off. If you stand your ground, the bear will likely stop and move away. No matter what happens, do not run away. Continue slowly backing away, talking and holding up your arms. The bear may charge or vocalize several times until it is comfortable turning its back on you and leaving. While there have been no predatory bear attacks on people in Florida, more than a dozen people have been bitten and scratched by bears defending themselves, cubs or food sources. If a black bear attacks you: Fight back aggressively. People in other states have successfully fended off black bear attacks using rocks, sticks or even their bare hands. Bears are wild animals and must be respected. Even though they are typically quiet and shy animals, they have the potential to seriously harm humans. Do not take unnecessary risks. 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 HeadquartersJUNE FEATURE FISH: Corner of Marina Drive, Corner of Marina Drive, Port St. Joe, FL Your Hunting Headquarters Your Hunting Headquarters Your Hunting Headquarters 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 RED SNAPPERStop in and register or go oline at www.BWOsh.com 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 3188 7320% Fri, June 187 7340% Sat, June 287 7310% Sun, June 389 73 0% Mon, June 490 7410% Tues, June 590 7410% Wed, June 688 7430% Date Day High Tide High Tide Low Tide Low Tide 1 Tu 953am 0.9 758pm 0.8 142am 0.3 221pm 0.7 2 We 844am 1.0 124am 0.6 343pm 0.4 3 Th 826am 1.2 445pm 0.1 4 Fr 837am 1.6 545pm -0.2 5 Sa 907am 1.8 650pm -0.3 6 Su 949am 1.9 800pm -0.4 7 Mo 1039am 2.0 913pm -0.4 8 Tu 1132am 2.0 1023pm -0.4 9 We 1226pm 2.0 1124pm -0.3 10 Th 117pm 1.8 11 Fr 204pm 1.6 1210am -0.2 12 Sa 241pm 1.3 1240am 0.0 13 Su 208pm 1.0 1247am 0.2 14 Mo 908am 1.0 1225am 0.4 1112pm 0.6 Date Day High Tide High Tide Low Tide Low Tide 1 Tu 1232pm 1.2 607am 0.4 714pm 0.6 2 We 1251am 1.0 1259pm 1.3 703am 0.6 805pm 0.3 3 Th 220am 1.1 125pm 1.3 755am 0.8 852pm 0.0 4 Fr 337am 1.2 153pm 1.4 841am 0.9 939pm -0.2 5 Sa 446am 1.3 224pm 1.5 924am 1.1 1026pm -0.3 6 Su 548am 1.3 259pm 1.6 1003am 1.2 1115pm -0.4 7 Mo 647am 1.3 339pm 1.6 1042am 1.3 8 Tu 743am 1.3 424pm 1.6 1205am -0.4 1123am 1.3 9 We 835am 1.2 514pm 1.5 1257am -0.3 1213pm 1.3 10 Th 923am 1.2 610pm 1.4 151am -0.2 116pm 1.2 11 Fr 1006am 1.2 716pm 1.2 247am 0.0 237pm 1.1 12 Sa 1043am 1.2 839pm 1.1 342am 0.1 407pm 1.0 13 Su 1116am 1.2 1025pm 1.0 437am 0.3 531pm 0.8 14 Mo 1145am 1.2 530am 0.5 640pm 0.5 Thursday, May 31, 2012 Page 6 Email outdoors news to tcroft@star .comFWC to Florida residents: Be bear awareSpecial to The StarThe 2012 Gulf of Mexico red snapper recreational harvest season begins June 1 in state and federal waters. The last day of the 40-day season is July 10. This years state season, which is the same as the 2012 federal recreational red snapper season in the Gulf of Mexico, was set in May at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission meeting. Florida state waters in the Gulf extend from shore to nine nautical miles; federal waters extend beyond that line to 200 nautical miles. The Gulf red snapper stock is improving, but the population still needs an increase in the number of older sh for it to be sustainable. Red snapper are estimated to live more than 50 years, but the current stock consists primarily of sh that are only a few years old. Older sh are the key to rebuilding the population because older female red snapper produce more eggs than younger females. This season will help continue to rebuild the red snapper population so that more red snapper shing opportunities will be possible in the future. More information about red snapper shing is available online at MyFWC.com/Fishing by clicking on Saltwater, Recreational Regulations and then Gulf Red Snapper. King sh and Spanish mackerel are still holding on the buoys out of Mexico Beach in good numbers. All eyes will be on the season opener of red snapper this Friday, June 1st. Great snapper catches can be found on many of the M.B.A.R.A numbers close to shore. Plenty of Mahi-Mahi are holding close to shore south of the Cape and west to Panama City.Inshore Offshore Summer is close at hand and the air and water temperatures are up, making for some great shing opportunites on the Forgotten Coast. Great trout and ounder catches are being reported in the deeper channels of Pig Island and Blacks Island as well. Some red sh are still in the I.C.W. this week, but are hit and miss. SPONSORED BY Gulf of Mexico red snapper season begins June 1

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PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA SP O RTS www.starfl.com ASection Thursday, May 31, 2012 PLEASE JOIN US FRI. MORNING AT 7:00 am,at PSJ MARINA AND WAVE FLAGS AT JETTY PARK AS WARRIORS & BOATS LEAVE!!!Noon -1:30PM EDT Return and Weigh In of Fish for Warriors Fish will be cleaned by Volunteers from VFW Saturday, June 2, 20128:00AM EDT Farewell Breakfast especially prepared for Warriors & Guest by VFW Post 10069 and American Legion 116 along with the VFW Post 10069 Ladies Auxiliary GOLD PARTNER Anonymous Contributor Bluewater Outriggers Dockside Cafe Durens Piggly Wiggly John C. Gainous VFW Post 10069 SILVER PARTNER Bill Cramer Chevrolet Cadillac Buick GMC Boon Docks Restaurant City of Mexico Beach City of Port St. Joe Coast2Coast Printing & Promotions Military Order of the Purple Heart, Chapter #794, PC, FL No Worries Vacation Rentals Panache Tents & Events Quilts of Valor Semper Fi Sisters Tapper & Company VFW Post 10069 Ladies Auxiliary Walter Green Swimwear & Accessories SILVER LEVEL BOAT PARTNERS Blake Anderson Brad Benners CMSgt Bob Cox, ret & CMSgt. Carol Cox, ret Danny Tankersly Dewey Blaylock Don Spillers Earl Stuckey Frank Romiti Guy Williams Jacob Tankersly Jim Lewis Lee Duren & Brent Romiti Matt Terry Nate Odum Randy Hudson Ryan Kelley Steve Newman & Zach Childs Steve Petty Tom Perry Zach Ferrell & Chris Hatcher BRONZE PARTNER Ann Pridgeon Bridge at Bay St. Joe Capital City Bank Catherine VanBuskirk Centennial Bank Charles Costin, Atty. Care Closet Debbie Hooper, PhotographyFarnsley & Johnston Wealth Management Consultants, LLCGreg Abrams Seafood Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative Harolds Auto Parts, Wewahitchka LT.COL. & Mrs. Jim Poe, ret Mexico Beach CDC Mr. Jay Rish Mr. & Mrs. Jim Caughey Mr. & Mrs. Stuart Shoaf Port St. Joe Marina Sandys Stitches Scallop Cove St. Joe Ace Hardware St. Joe Shrimp Sunset Coastal Grill The Star Newspaper Willis V. Rowan American Legion Post 116 SPECIALCONTRIBUTOR Barbara Radcliff Blackwell Insurance Boyd & Paula Pickett Boyer Signs Captain Trey Landry Catheys Ace Hardware Costin Insurance Emerald Coast Federal Credit Union John C. Gainous Post 10069 VFW Mens Auxiliary Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Tabatt Roberson & Associates Shoreline Medical Group Waterfront Auto Sales FRIENDSOF THE EVENT Alines Beauty Salon Bayside Lumber Cadence Bank Cathey Construction Eds Red First United Methodist Church-PSJ Frank May Gulf County Beaches Fire Dept. Gulf County Board of County Commissioners Gulf County EMS Gulf County Sheriffs Dept. Gulf Foods Joe Mamas Wood Fired Pizza Merritt Construction No Name Cafe Peaks Unlimited Port St. Joe Board of City Commissioners Port St. Joe Fire Dept. Port St. Joe Police Dept. Preble-Rish Sacred Heart Hospital St. Joe Rent All St. Joseph Historical Society Inc Wewahitchka Board of City Commissioners Wewahitchka Womens Club The Veterans Task Force of NW Florida All Motorcycle Rider Organizations PARTNER SPONSOR LIST Thank you to the many patriotic citizens who are volunteering to make this community event possible as we Honor American Heroes. 5:35 p.m. Wednesday, May 30, 2012Arrival of 20 Wounded Warrior Heroes and their Guest plus 4 returning Warriors as VolunteersPrivate Welcome Dinner at Windmark for Warriors & their Guest.Honor Motorcade Parade for Our Community to Welcome Warriors5:30PM EDT Motorcade Departs Windmark to Centennial Bldg, (see map for route) our Warrior Hero Guests. Thursday, May 31, 20126:00 PM EDT HONOR BANQUET at Centennial Bldg with Brigadier General Bill Wolf for Warriors, Partner Sponsors & Special GuestsFriday, June 1, 20127:00AM EDT Departure from PSJ Marina of Boats for Warrior Offshore Shootout Fishing Tournament WE WELCOME ALL CITIZENS 5:40 p.m. 5:50 p.m. Page A7By VALERIE GARMAN 229-7843 | @valeriegarman vgarman@star .com Thanks to a generous donation from a private organization, Wewahitchka High School sports fans will have a better view to cheer on their favorite indoor Gator sports teams this upcoming school year. Valu Teachers, a company specializing in school retirement plans, has donated funds to supply the WHS gymnasium with a second digital scoreboard so fans can better cheer on their favorite wrestlers and basketball and volleyball players. WHS Athletic Director Dennis Kizziah said an additional scoreboard will mean a great deal for indoor athletics. Were probably the only school in the district that doesnt have two scoreboardswere looking forward to being able to see the score on both ends of the gym, Kizziah said. Were just glad we were able to nd someone to help us out on this. Valu Teachers provides retirement education and retirement planning services for more than 7,100 school districts across the United States, including Gulf County. Were a big provider of school retirement services in the state of Florida, said Benjamin MacNabb of Valu Teachers. Were grateful for the opportunity to help support this community. Superintendent Jim Norton said he is grateful for the districts partnership with Valu Teachers. Its hard to have a basketball season or a wrestling match with only one scoreboard, Norton said. Weve found a good partner in Valu Teachersits just a great public/private partnership. VALERIE GARMAN | The StarRepresentatives from Valu Teachers, a private school retirement plan provider, visited Wewahitchka High School last week to present a check for a new scoreboard in the WHS gymnasium. From left to right are Gator Booster member Daniel Jordan, Gulf County maintenance director Greg Lay eld, Tony Strange, district maintenance foreman in Wewahitchka, WHS JV Coach Ben Ranie, Superintendent Jim Norton, Principal Debbie Baxley, WHS Athletic Director Dennis Kizziah, and David Koran and Benjamin MacNabb of Valu Teachers.Star Staff Report During the month of June, the St. Josephs Bay Golf and Country Club is pleased to offer free golf lessons to local boys and girls ages 8-16. Highly skilled instructors will introduce students to all aspects of the game including such basics as grip, stance, posture and swing. Other topics will deal with the correct full swing, short game, trouble shots, chipping and putting. The junior golf clinic will be held every Friday in June from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. ET beginning June 1. All equipment and practice balls will be provided free of charge and special tee times and prices are available for parent/student matches. Limited space is available, so please register early. For more information call 227-1751, visit our web site at www.stjoebaygolf.com or email info@ stjoebaygolf.com. Star Staff ReportAll-Pro Soccer, will be holding two Summer Soccer Camps in the area, on Monday-Friday, June 11-15. The rst will be sponsored by the Gulf County Soccer Boosters and is at the Port St Joe Soccer Complex from 9-11:30 a.m. (ET) on those dates. On those same dates, the Callaway Arsenal Soccer Club will be hosting the camp from 4-6:30 p.m. (CT) at the Callaway Sports Complex. Both camps will be supervised by former professional player and coach, Gary Hindley. Coach Hindley, a ve-time Coach of the Years selectee, is currently both the boys and girls coach at Port St Joe High School. At both camps, there will be individual instruction for both eld players and goalkeepers, from ages 7-17. Spaces will be limited. For questions or to obtain a registration form, contact Coach Hindley at 276-6353 or gjhallpro@aol.com.Star Staff ReportThe Port St. Joe Womens Softball League will begin play on Tuesday, June 5. For details call 340-1389 or visit facebook.com/PSJWomensSoftball. SUMMER SOCCER CAMPS FREE GOLF LESSONS THIS JUNEWHS receives funds for new scoreboard PSJ womens softball league

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By HERMAN JONESSpecial to The Star This article rst appeared in the Panhandle Beacon in June 2000. With renewed interest in the Cape San Blas Lighthouse, I thought it would be of interest to rerun this story with a few changes. The 1980s and s were the Golden Age of diving. There still were virgin wrecks and reefs, plenty of sh, not as many shermen, fewer rules and inexpensive gas. Whenever the Gulf was calm and the weather good, I, my wife, Pam, friends Erik Tomlinson and Regina Capps would explore new dive sites one was the third Cape San Blas Lighthouse. We watched with subdued excitement as our depth recorder printed the silhouette of a large pyramid-shaped object rising from a depth of twenty feet to within a few feet of the surface. Being a half mile from Cape San Blas, I found it hard to believe that just 100 years ago a proud lighthouse stood here surrounded by pine and palm forests and family or two of lighthouse keepers. We had been here several times before, but each trip was doomed because the chocolate-colored Gulf had prevented us from diving. On this day, with tides and currents in our favor, the water was an eerie translucent green; clean enough to dive but not enough to make it enjoyable. We gazed apprehensively over the side at the dark shadow just below the surface. The iron skeleton tower that sits on the Cape today is the fourth tower built here. It was preceded by three impressive brick towers that lie far offshore. In fact the Cape San Blas lighthouses were not the rst lighthouses in what is now Gulf County. The rst lighthouse was built on St. Josephs Point on the end of St. Josephs Peninsula. (I use the possessive as the old cartographers used). It was nished in February 1839 for shipping to the ill-fated city of St. Joseph that stood where Oak Grove is today. It was only 45 feet tall. After the demise of St. Joseph in the fall of 1841, the tower was abandoned. In 1846, contracts were awarded for new lighthouses to be built on Cape San Blas and Cape St. George, and the contractors had the rights to salvage the old lighthouses on St. Josephs Point and on the west end of St. George Island. Thus the tower on St. Josephs Point was torn down; the bricks loaded into wagons and simply hauled down the beach to the Cape. The contractors saved some money as bricks were not made locally, but always shipped in; sometimes as far away as New England. So, very little was left of the tower except broken bricks. A few decades ago, Capt. Dave Maddox showed me the site of the lighthouse. It is located a few yards inland from the old Anderson sh camp known as Anderson Flats. A few years ago, archaeologists from the University of West Florida came to the Park and couldnt nd the old lighthouse. The reasonthey were looking for curved bricks and walked over the regular bricks of the tower. Lighthouses were always made of straight brick. Many authors still refer to the St. Josephs Point Lighthouse as disappeared forever. The rst Cape lighthouse was completed in 1847 and stood for Thursday, May 31, 2012 COMMUNITY www.starfl.com BPage 1SectionLocal play shines at Playwrights FestivalBy VALERIE GARMAN229-7843 | @valeriegarman vgarman@star .com Brantley Lakes comedic tale about a Wittle Piggy, Miss McKitty, and a mysterious little chicken has earned him a spot on the young playwright radar. Lake, a seventh-grade language arts student at Port St. Joe High School, was chosen as a winning playwright in the 2012 Young Playwrights Festival in Sarasota. Lake was honored at a ceremony last weekend in Sarasota, where he watched his play was performed by a local theater group. In his play, the Wittle Piggy and Miss McKitty team up to stop the mysterious little chicken from taking over the township. It ends with a fairytale ending, in which the good guys triumph, fall in love and live happily ever after in their defeat of the evil chicken. I de nitely wanted it to be really funny and I wanted it to be with animals, Lake said. Lake said he was smiling the entire time his play was performed at the small theater in Sarasota. The performers didnt wear full costume, but they did work with a variety of props such as a crown for the mysterious chicken and a purple cloak for his dragon character. We had to write a play during class so I said why not?, Lake said. I got really into it. The bell rang, and I was typing as fast as I could trying to get it done. Lake also had the opportunity to meet poet Robert Pinsky at the awards ceremony at Holly Hall after the theater performances. Although he doesnt plan on keeping up with play writing, he said it was an overall great experience. Most of the plays there were sad and deep and stuff, he said. Mine was different. It was really funny. Special to The StarMore than 100 women stood up for domestic violence awareness on a recent Thursday night. The Gulf County Domestic Violence Task force hosted a Ladies Night Out fundraiser, designed to raise awareness to the severity of domestic violence. The task force raised $4,000 through the event, funds that will go toward victim advocacy, public awareness and education programs. Our mission is to stop domestic violence and sexual abuse in Gulf County, said task force chairwoman and founder Debbie Ashbrook. We provide funding for the victims advocate at The Salvation Army. Ashbrook said the task force has a complete curriculum plan for Gulf Countys public schools next year, complete with classes, support groups and information boards to display in the hallways. This event is to raise money for victims assistance and PR work, Ashbrook said. We are our own entity. The Salvation Army provides the victims advocate; we provide the funding and awareness. Event organizer Patricia Mamoran said she was blown away by the community support in only the second year of Ladies Night Out. The majority of the funds raised was through a silent auction, complete with dozens of items donated by local vendors and merchants in the community. The sponsors were great, Mamoran said. The community really gave from their hearts. VALERIE GARMAN | The StarEvent attendees browse donated items for the silent auction. Task force raises $4,000 for domestic violence awarenessBRANTLEY LAKE SPECIAL TO THE STAR This photo, taken about 1881, shows the third Cape Lighthouse. It sits a half-mile offshore and was the one our diving adventure. See LIGHTHOUSE B6

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B2 | The Star Thursday, May 31, 2012 OFTHEWEEKPET St. Joseph Bay Humane Society ADOPTERS AND FOSTERS URGENTLY NEEDED! WE ARE OVER CAPACITY AND NEED YOUR HELP! 1229 Jenks Avenue, Panama City, FloridaInsuring Lives. Enriching Futures. Our experienced sta will help you choose a plan that suits your needs. Health Solutions for Individuals and Families Benet Plans for: Call 850-747-0288 depends upon the plan selected and the premium will vary with the amount Florida Blue is the trade name of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida Mike Nichols Your Local Agency for 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 Alines Merle NormanAnnual Summer Open HouseFriday, June 1, 2012 9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. Refreshments Door Prizes 315 Williams Avenue Port St. Joe, FL850-229-6600 SocietyStar Staff ReportDream Big, Read is the theme for this summers reading program at the Wewahitchka Public Library. The program will be held each Wednesday through July 25 beginning at 3 p.m. CT. The program is for youngsters kindergarten through fth grade. There will be reading, singing, crafts and special guests. The program is free. For more information contact 872-7510.PSJ Public Library launches summer reading programStar Staff ReportYoung readers will explore the night this summer as the Gulf County Public Library presents Dream Big, READ! during the 2012 Summer Reading Program. Children entering grades K4 thru fth will enjoy programs on stargazing and moon lore, dreams and wishes, space exploration and nocturnal animals. There are certain to be some surprise visitors as well! Each child is invited to participate in the Summer Reading Challenge while families may join the Read-to Me portion of the program. Space for Dream Big, READ! is limited, so register now. Programs begin at 1 p.m. ET on Tuesday, June 5. For more information, visit or call the library at 229-8879. Programs are free of charge and open to children of all abilities. Generous support for the Summer Reading Program is provided by the Friends of the Gulf County Public Library.Star Staff ReportThe Port Saint Joe Garden Club is pleased to announce the ower show Garden Melodies will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET on Saturday, June 9. It is a small standard show registered with the National Federation of Garden Clubs and will include both design and horticultural entries. Besides the ower show, a plant sale will be held on the grounds. The garden center, a historic building of Port St. Joe, is at 216 Eighth Street. Gulf County Senior Citizens will be selling spaghetti plates on Friday, June 1 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. ET at the Senior Center at 120 Library Drive in Port St. Joe. The plates will cost $7.50 and will include spaghetti with meat sauce, breadsticks, salad and dessert. You may eat at the center or carry out. All proceeds will go to providing services to the elderly in Gulf County. Tickets are available at the Senior Citizens Center or from any employee or board member. Call 229-8466 for more information. Remember, donations are very necessary and greatly appreciated. Nathan spent his April 30 birthday at RockIt Lanes in Panama City bowling, playing games and having lots of fun with family and friends. Happy birthday, Nathan! Love, Mom & Dad, Granny & Papa Madison Burkett, 7, recently donated 12 inches of her hair to Locks of Love, a non-pro t organization that provides hairpieces to disadvantage children suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis. Madison wanted to donate her hair because she knows what its like to be sick. Madison suffers from severe asthma which limits her participation in many physical activities, and she knows what its like to be different. She is thrilled that a little girl somewhere will have hair like her now and plans on growing her hair out again to donate. HAPPY 8TH BIRTHDAY NATHAN WATSON! MADISON BURKETT DONATES 12 INCHES OF HAIR PSJ GARDEN CLUB SHOW WEWAHITCHKA PUBLIC LIBRARY SUMMER READING SENIOR CITIZENS SELLING SPAGHETTI PLATES CALLING ALL DREAMERS

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The Star| B3Thursday, May 31, 2012 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 Sowell Tractor Co., Inc.2841 Hwy. 77 North, Panama City 763-5441 Toll Free: 866-448-9899 www.sowelltractorco.comWe Trade for Anything That Dont Eat! Financing Arranged (WAC) EVERYTHING YOU VALUE 0% Financing Available Only On Kabota Equiptment. WAC See dealer for details. To the Citizens of Port St. Joe I want to Thank You for your support in electing me as City Commissioner for Group 3. I am honored that you have put me in a trusted position of leadership in our community. I promise to listen to your concerns and to take this position very seriously when making decisions that affect the people of Port St. Joe and the future of our city. As a citizen born and raised in Port St. Joe, I am excited about the opportunity to give back and serve this community. I will work hard to make the right choices. My door is always open, so please contact me anytime with concerns and thanks again for your valued support. and thanks again for your valued support. Sincerely,Phillip McCroanCity Commissioner, Group 3Pd.Pol.Ad. Paid for by: Phillip McCroan, City Commissioner, Group 3 School NewsStar Staff ReportThe JA in a Day program was taught to all fth-graders at Port St. Joe Elementary School on May 15. The program teaches students about entrepreneurship and the free enterprise system. The students create ideas for new businesses, review skills necessary to be employed, assess different levels of education and lifelong learning, practice greeting and interviewing skills, and examine how we are all a part of a worldwide economy. The fth-grade curriculum is one in a four-part program being taught to students in Bay, Gulf, and Washington counties. In the eighth and 11th grades, students are taught about skills, interests, and values and how that relates to education and career choices. They learn about budgeting, credit cards, credit scores, identity theft, and insurance. Ask high school seniors, students are taught about preparing a resume and have mock interviews with business professionals from the community. Junior Achievement now provides classes to all fthand eighth-grade students in Port St. Joe, while reaching about 25 percent of the high school juniors and seniors. Efforts are being made to train more volunteers this summer in the Personal Finance, and Success Skills curricula to reach the balance of the high school students. Junior Achievement is a worldwide, non-pro t organization dedicated to teaching students K-12 about entrepreneurship, personal nance, and work readiness skills. It provides 110 classes each year in 32 schools reaching over 2,300 students in Bay, Gulf, and Washington counties. All classes are taught by volunteers from the business community. Junior Achievement is not an associate of the United Way, and depends on class sponsorships from individuals and the community to help pay for the class room materials and training of volunteers. This year, sponsors for classes in Gulf County included The Tapper Foundation, Progress Energy, The Port St. Joe Capacity Building Fund, Capital City Bank, Centennial Bank, Bluewater Outriggers, and the Piggly Wiggly. For more information on how you can volunteer to teach or sponsor a class, please contact Jackie Brooks, Executive Director of Junior Achievement of NW Florida, Eastern Region at 624-0524 or email at jabay@knology. net Volunteer training will be available this summer.Star Staff ReportKaley Wilder from Port St. Joe High School and Anna Frabel from Port St. Joe Middle School were named winners last week among county students in the annual Junior Achievement Essay Contest. Wilder was the overall winner among area high school students; Frabel placed second among area middle school students. All students who participate in Junior Achievement classes during the school year are given the opportunity to participate in the essay contest. The students answer the question, What was the most important thing I learned from Junior Achievement and why? The applicants are divided by 5th, 8th, and high school levels to compete. Each school selects their top three essays and forwards them to Junior Achievement in Panama City. They are then forwarded to Gulf Coast State College to be judged. The college judges select the top three places from each grade category. Those students, as well as their parents, teacher, principal, and volunteer who taught their class are invited to a complimentary lunch at The Bone sh Grill in Panama City. The students shared their essays and received their awards, including a medallion, savings bond from Panhandle Educators Federal Credit Union and gift cards from Target and Walmart. Junior Achievement is a worldwide non-pro t organization dedicated to teaching students K-12 about entrepreneurship, personal nance, and work-readiness skills. Each year, Junior Achievement reaches over 2,500 students at 32 schools in Bay, Gulf, and Washington counties. All classes are taught by volunteers from the business community. Junior Achievement is not an associate of the United way, and therefore depends on contributions from individuals and companies in our local communities to purchase the classroom materials and curricula to teach these life-skills classes. For more information on becoming a volunteer or sponsoring a class in your community, please contact Jackie Brooks at 624-0524 or email jabay@ knology.net .Junior Achievement Day at PSJES 2012 JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT ESSAY CONTESTHigh School First Place Kaley Wilder Port St. Joe High School During the few weeks spent in Junior Achievement class, I can personally say that I learned a lot of valuable, important life lessons. In particular, the most important piece of information I learned was how to maintain a budget. Im grateful that the Junior Achievement of Northwest Florida sent Mrs. Karen Fontaine to my school to teach me about money management, especially budgeting. These tips will not only help me in college, but in life as a whole. The of cial de nition of a budget is a spending plan for managing money during a given period of time. Most people dont have a budget, therefore they experience troubles like going into debt, having no money, and not knowing how to get out of this trouble. Now that I know what a budget is and how to actually have one, I can proudly say I will not fall into that category. A monthly budget consists of xed expenses such as car loans, mortgage payments, or rent, and periodic expenses as well. Things like car insurance and home repairs are examples of periodic expenses. A budget is very important to have and go by. Without one, you would just spend your money left and right, leaving you broke. In my Junior Achievement class, I learned a phrase that will be valuable to me all throughout life, Pay yourself rst. This means setting aside money for savings prior to paying monthly expenses. After learning about paying myself rst, I actually took a shot at it. I saved the tips I made each night at work, and put them in a jar in my room, and I put my checks in my savings account. After about two months of saving these tips, I decided to see how well I was doing and counted fty-two dollars! I am pleased to say that to this day I still save up my tips. If I had not learned how to pay myself rst, I probably would have spent all my tips on junk, rather than saving my tips to buy something I really want or need in the future. Overall, the Junior Achievement class is a great course to participate in. You not only learn about budgeting, but things like insurance, identity theft, credit, bank accounts, and much, much more! Although all of this information is very valuable, budgeting was by far the most important thing I learned throughout the course. I am interested to see how well I will manage my money when Im on my own. Thank you Junior Achievement of Northwest Florida for taking the time to tell me how important it is to manage my money! Middle School Second Place Anna Frabel Port St. Joe Middle School When I was told that we were going to have a six week course with Junior Achievement, I was very disgruntled. I thought that it would be extremely boring and that I wouldnt get anything out of it; I was wrong. We learned many things throughout this experience, but perhaps the most important for me was learning how to manage nances responsibly. As an adult, and even now, I wont have any desire to be up to my eyeballs in debt. Who would want that? Fortunately for me, I now know how to control that thanks to Junior Achievement. I know to stay away from credit cards, as they can be dangerous and because you spend a great deal of money that you dont have. Its not wrong to have a credit card for emergencies, but it shouldnt be part of your everyday life. Debit cards are much better because you are spending money that you already have in your bank account. However, you can still get carried away and end up having way less money in your account when you get home than when you left. The best way to buy things, in my opinion, is with cash on the barrel. Paying straight up money when you buy something leaves you less tempted to buy frivolous things that you dont really need. I already knew the basics of saving and spending money, but now I have a deeper knowledge and overall understanding of how to be smart with it.Wilder, Frabel JA essay winners

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FAITHPage B4 www.starfl.com Jerry Arhelger, SOUTHERLAND FAMILY FUNERAL HOME507 10th Street Port St. Joe(850) 229-8111 TO KNOW CHRIST AND TO MAKE HIMKNOWNST. JAMES EPISCOPAL CHURCH800 22ND STREET, PORT ST. JOE8:00 and 11:00 a.m. (EST) Sunday School 9:45 www.stjamesepiscopalchurch.orgCome worship with us! Rector Father Tommy Dwyer St. Peters Church, ACC(Traditional Services 1928 BCP) Morning Prayer & Holy Communion Sunday...............10:00 A.M. Community Healing Service 6:00 P.M. 4th Thursday of Every MonthThe Rev. Dr. D. Pete Windham, Priest The Rev Lou Little, Deacon Services Temporarily at Senior Citizens Center, 120 Library DriveAn Unchanging Faith In A Changing World Morning Prayer & Holy Communion Sunday...............10:00 A.M.The Rev. Lou Little, PriestServices Temporarily at Senior Citizens Center, 120 Library Drive An Unchanging Faith In A Changing World 5:00 & 6:00 p.m.Pastor Josh Fidler www.faithchristianpsj.net (850) 229-6707 9:45 10:30 10:45 6:00 Our Church can be your homeFirst Church of the Nazarene2420 Long Avenue Port St. Joe, Florida 32456 (850) 229-9596 Give unto the Lord the glory due His name, worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness. Psalm 29:2Sunday School............................10 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship ...........11 a.m. Sunday Evening Worship ..............6 p.m. Wednesday Evening Service ....... 7 p.m. A Spirit Filled Outreach Oriented Word of Faith ChurchHOME OF THE POWERHOUSE YOUTHMINISTRIESPastors Andrew & Cathy Rutherford Welcome you to worship with us: Sunday 10:30am SundayNight Prayer 6pm Wednesday 7pm www.familylifechurch.net 323Reid Ave ~ Downtown Port St. Joe, FL ~ 850-229-5433 Deborah Tuttle Wednesday: Children: 6:15 p.m. ET Youth: 6:15 p.m. ET Choir: 7:00 p.m. ET 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 COMFORTER FUNERAL HOMEW. P. Rocky ComforterL.F.D.(850) 227-1818 Thursday, May 31, 2012Celebrating reverends 20th anniversaryMount Carmel Missionary Baptist Church, located at 300 Avenue D in Port St. Joe, would like to invite you to the Rev. Luther Bakers 20th Anniversary on Sunday, June 3 at 11 a.m. ET. Elder Castledera Watts will be the guest speaker. Mega Sports Camp at FUMCHey Parents! Ready to drop a ton of fun right into your childs summer? Then Mega Sports Camp is right for you! First United Methodist Church in Port St. Joe is offering kids ages 5-12 one awesome time. We want to give kids the chance to learn more about sports, discover character-building concepts and have a whole lot of fun, Pastor Mac Fulcher said. At MEGA Sports Camp Beyond the Gold, kids can choose between baseball, cheerleading and soccer. It doesnt matter if theyve played all their life or just started yesterday, MEGA Sports Camp helps kids improve their skills. All sorts of drills and practice games will get kids focused on the fundamentals that make athletes great. Plus, MEGA Sports Camp creates a positive and encouraging environment that pumps up their con dence and self-esteem. Between sports sessions, coaches lead in songs, tell stories and do cool object lessons that help character-building themes take hold in kids hearts. And most importantly, kids will discover Gods great love for them. So come on over! You can join the MEGA Sports Camp team. While FUMC of Port St. Joe is sponsoring this event, it will take place at the Shark Football Stadium. The camp will be 5:30-8 p.m. ET and starts on Sunday, June 3 and lasts through Thursday, June 7. For complete information call (850) 2271724. Pre-registration is preferred but not required. Registration will open at 5 p.m. each day of MEGA Sports Camp. Forms are available at the church of ce located at 1001 Constitution Drive in Port St. Joe. Amazing Wonders at Highland View BaptistJoin us for a funlled week of Vacation Bible School as we celebrate an awesome God with awesome power! The VBS will be 6:30-8:30 p.m. ET from June 4-8 and is for kids ages 4-12. Enjoy learning more about God, music, crafts, food and recreation. The church is located at 310 Ling St. Call 227-1306 for more information.Vacation Bible School at Zion FairTime is approaching for our community-wide Vacation Bible School. Volunteers are needed to support this blessed event. This years theme is Fishin on a Mission for Jesus from scripture Matthew 4:19. Vacation Bible School will be held 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET June 4-8 at Zion Fair Missionary Baptist Church. For more information, contact Mrs. Gant at 227-7441 or Mrs. Likely at 229-8155. Faith BRIEFS ObituariesMarjorie Lee Smith Rowan, beloved only daughter of Lee Watson Smith and Pauline Stoutamire was born in Port St. Joe, Fla., on Nov. 12, 1930. Everyone called her Sug. She died at home in Tallahassee after a long illness. She was a beach baby and her love of the ocean was life-long. While raising four children, she worked for many years at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. Sug was preceded in death by her son, Richard L. Rowan, Jr. She is survived by her children, Deborah L. Zimmermann, Michael W. Rowan and Dana P. Rowan; her grandchildren Zoe L. Todd, Cody Rowan, Allie Lee Rowan and Dalton Rowan; her greatgrandchildren, Cameron and Amelia Todd, and other dear friends and family from the Stoutamire, Smith, Bradwell and Gatlin clans. She will be greatly missed. A memorial celebration for Sug Rowan will be held at 5 p.m. ET on Saturday, June 23 in Church of the Advent Chapel on Piedmont Road in Tallahassee. Eloise G. Keels passed away on Sunday morning, May 27. Wife, mother, grandmother: there wasnt a role she couldnt handle. She was at her happiest cooking for a house of friends and family. The extended family at Bay St. Joseph was close to her heart as always. Port St. Joe was close to her heart always. Port St. Joe has been her home for over 66 years. The daughter of George and Julia Glass, she is preceded in death by her husband Grady H. Keels and her sons, George F. Dennis and Riley D. Dennis. She is survived by her daughter, Audrey Anderson, and husband Paul Anderson; her sons, Billy R. Dennis, Robert A. Dennis and wife Patti, and Harold Keels and wife Linda; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A graveside service was held at 1 p.m. ET on Tuesday, May 29 at Holly Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Howard Browning of ciating. Interment followed. All services are under the direction of the Comforter Funeral Home. Annie Marie Nunery Hysmith, 75 years old of Wewahitchka, went to be with the Lord Wednesday May 23 with her children by her side. She dedicated her life to her home and children. She loved working in her yard and owers. She is preceded in death by her parents Vertis and Winnie Nunery, a son Oscar Hysmith, brother Franklin Nunery and sister Gertie Bell Porter. She is survived by four sons, James (Tammy), Billy (Faye), Danny (Jean) and Andy Hysmith; a daughter Sylvinie (Lyle) Ake; a very special daughter-in-law Connie Hysmith; her brothers Lonnie (Bessie), Bill (Donna), Dewey (Hazel), Charles (Ann), Jimbo (Pat) Nunery, her sisters Ruby Sapp, Ouida (Dan) Singley; 22 grandchildren, and 38 great grandchildren. Her visitation was held at Sounds of Freedom Church located at 636 S. 2nd St., Wewahitchka, Fla., from 6-8 p.m. CT on Friday, May 25. The funeral was held at Sounds of Freedom Church at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 26, interment following in Buckhorn Cemetery. All services were under the direction of the Comforter Funeral Home Wewahitchka Branch Chapel. ELOISE G. KEELS MARJORIE LEE SMITH ROWANWhy would someone die for a person they never knew? Love is the reason, and He did it for me and you. Some dont know, many dont care, and to some its unbelief. If only theyd believe, they would save a lot of grief. Then, there are those who believe, but still want things their way. What do you think Jesus would say, if he walked in First Baptist today? Hed probably think, was it worth the cost? I suffered for these folks and they still act lost. Folks running the preacher down, the preacher trying to run members away. Folks, we all need to get on our knees, and not get up until we can do it Gods way. He came and suffered and died for us all. Why dont we just humble ourselves and answer the Masters call. We cant be a testimony to those who are lost, until we remember who paid the cost. Hes coming back soon, only God knows when. Could you face Him with a clear conscience, today my friend? Billy JohnsonEloise G. Keels Annie Marie Nunery Hysmith Marjorie Lee Smith RowanJesus paid the cost This business invites you to visit the church of your choice this week.

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LocalThe Star| B5Thursday, May 31, 2012 Memorable Bible-learning activities Sing catchy songs Dig into yummy treats Experience electrifying Bible adventures Test out Sciency-Fun Gizmos theyll take home God Sightings Fly Away FinaleKids Age 4 through 6th GradeLong Avenue Baptist Church For More Information, Call (850) 229-8691 Star Staff ReportThe 2012 4-H District III Event was held in Jefferson County on May 5. 4-H District III is made up of the counties of Gulf, Franklin, Gadsden, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty and Wakulla. This annual event is an opportunity for 4Hers to give presentations about their 4-H projects, public speeches and showcase talent acts. The following Gulf County participants placed in their competition area, which is based on their age and topic. Share-the-Fun (Talent Competition): Senior Individual Gauge Combs Blue Ribbon, Interpretive Worship: Better Than a Hallelujah by Amy Grant. Food Preparation Category: Junior Individual Deandria Williams White Ribbon, Simple Chocolate Chip Cookies; Junior Team Lexi Lara and Lavender Abbullah Blue Ribbons, How to Bake Brownies; Intermediate Individual Kimberly Sims Red Ribbon, Quick & Healthy Snack Caramel Heath Dip; Intermediate Team Ennesia Hughes and Vanecia Andrews Red Ribbon, An Easy Party Dish Spicy Black Eyed Pea Dip; Senior Team Gabrielle Jones & Mikaleh Graham White Ribbon, Making a Taco Ring. Food Safety Category: Junior Team Tessa Myers and Janiah Keith Red Ribbon, Handling Meat Properly. Food Science/Nutrition Category: Intermediate Team Hope Freeman and Jantezia Smith Blue Ribbon, Five Uses of the Peanut. Health & Safety Category: Intermediate Individual Kenderick Sims Blue Ribbon, Skateboard Safety; Senior Individual Daneysia Wymes Red Ribbon, Cheerleading Safety Tips; Senior Team Quentin Carter and David Russ Blue Ribbon, Basic First Aid. Animal Science Horse Category: Intermediate Individual Shawn Elia Blue Ribbon, Keeping Your Horse Healthy. Plant Connections Category: Intermediate Team Jeff Hunter and Daniel Wymes Blue Ribbon, How to Properly Plant a Tree. Civic and Leadership Development Category: Senior Individual Isis Johnson-Owens White Ribbon, Making a Difference through Volunteerism. Due to this competition the senior age (14-18) participants that received blue ribbons are now eligible to attend State 4-H Congress in July. This week-long teen leadership experience will be held on the campus of the University of Florida in Gainesville. Congratulations to all of the 4-Hers that participated! 4-H programs, clubs, camps, activities, etc. are held throughout the year. If you or your child has an interest in participating in 4-H as a youth or adult volunteer please contact Melanie Taylor at the Gulf County Extension Ofce at 639-3200 or 229-2909. Youve probably seen advertisement in magazines and newspaper supplements for a lawn grass called Zoysia. An established, wellmaintained Zoysia grass lawn is indeed a beautiful sight. Some of the advertising claims lead us to believe that Zoysia grass also is easily established and trouble-free. As well nd in this article, that may not be true, at least not in Florida. Well also offer some tips in Zoysia cultural care. Many horticulturists believe Zoysia grasses are among the most attractive lawn grasses grown in the South. In addition to Zoysias appearance, it has many cultural advantages that make it an ideal choice for certain areas. Well begin by discussing these, then well talk about the disadvantages of growing a Zoysia grass lawn and leave the nal choice up to you. My information was provided by Extension Turf grass specialist Dr. J. Bryan Unruh with IFAS, located at the West Florida Research and Education Center in Jay, Fla. Advantages Zoysia grasses are adapted to a variety of soils and have good tolerance to shade, salt and trafc. They provide an extremely dense sod that resists weed invasion. Once established, the slow growth of some Zoysia grass varieties is an advantage because mowing frequency is reduced. When properly maintained, however, Zoyia grasses make excellent turf. Disadvantage Zoysia grass must be propagated vegetatively and some varieties are extremely slow to establish. For some varieties, two growing seasons may be required for coverage when propagated by plugging or sprigging; others establish much more rapidly. All Zoyia grasses form a heavy thatch that will require periodic renovation. Other disadvantages of the older varieties include slow recovery from damage, poor growth on compacted soils, high fertility requirements and poor drought tolerance. Some varieties are also prone to damage by nematodes, hunting billbugs and several diseases. Zoysia grass also tends to form shallow roots and is weakened when grown in soils low in potassium. Several species and varieties of Zoysia grass are used for residential and commercial landscapes and athletic elds. El Tore is an improved Zoysia grass released in 1986 from California. It has a faster establishment rate, improved cool-season color, better cold tolerance and less thatch buildup than other older varieties. El Tore is also reported to have early spring greenup, more shade tolerance and improved resistance to rust disease. El Tore performed well in the trials conducted in Gainesville and Pensacola. Emerald This hybrid combines the winter hardiness, color and foster growth rate of 1 percent with the ne texture and density of the other parent. Emerald Zoysia grass is highly recommended for top-quality lawns where time and money allow for adequate maintenance. Emerald produces and excessive thatch layer and is susceptible to dollar and leaf spot. Large (brownpatch) disease also can occur. Empire is a cultivar that is gaining popularity in Florida. It is similar in texture to El Tore and has a very dense growth habit. It maintains a nice green color, and compared to other New Zoysia grass cultivars, it has a moderate rate of establishment. Empire has performed well in sandy and clay soil types with aggressive growth from its stolons and rhizomes, but it can be mowed with a standard rotary mower due to its broader leaf and open growth habit. It does not do as well in shade as other Zoysia grass cultivars. Empire is being planted in numerous communities in Florida and seems to do well in many areas throughout the state; however it is susceptible to brown patch disease. For more information on Zoysia grass, contact the Gulf County Extension Service at 639-3200, 229-2909 or visit our website: gulf.ifas. u.edu.Buffer Preserve management planning public meetingStar Staff ReportA public meeting on the management plan for the St. Joseph Bay State Buffer Preserve will be held at 6 p.m. ET on Tuesday, June 12 at the Buffer Preserve Center, 3915 State Road 30-A in Port St. Joe. The Florida Department of Environmental Protections Ofce of Coastal and Aquatic Managed Areas (CAMA) is responsible for the management of Floridas 41 aquatic preserves, three National Estuarine Research Reserves, including one located in Apalachicola, a National Marine Sanctuary and the Coral Reef Conservation Program. These protected areas comprise more than 4 million acres of the most valuable submerged lands and select coastal uplands in Florida. CAMA is updating these management plans and is currently seeking input on the draft St. Joseph Bay State Buffer Preserve plan. Meeting objectives include: 1) review purpose and process for revising the St. Joseph Bay State Buffer Preserve management plan; 2) present current draft plan with focus on issues, goals, objectives and strategies; and 3) receive input on the draft management plan. The information from the meeting will be compiled and used by CAMA in the revision of the draft management plan. For more information please contact Matt Greene at 229-1787 or matt.greene@dep.state..us or visit the website www.dep.state..us/ coastal/sites.stjoseph_buffer/. Written comments are welcome and can be submitted by fax to 245-2110, attn: St. Joseph Buffer or email oridacoasts@ dep.state..us on or before June 19.Juvenile Justice Council meetingStar Staff ReportThe Gulf County Juvenile Justice Council will meet at 3:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday, June 6 at the Port St. Joe Fire Station. We welcome the public attendance and participation.  Point of contact is Amy Rogers, chairperson, at 227-4041. Star Staff ReportA two-day nature photo workshop led by nature photographers Bill and Marcia Boothe will be held at the St. Joseph Bay State Buffer Preserve Friday and Saturday, June 15-16. During the workshop participants will access the Buffer Preserve via vehicles or tram to take photographs, which will be reviewed and post-processed in Lightroom in an indoor class session. In the evening, photographers will have the opportunity to shoot spectacular sunsets. Workshop participants will also have the chance to enter their photos in the At the Buffer and St. Joseph Bay or other categories in the upcoming Nature Photo Contest. Participants must bring a digital camera (DSLR or point and shoot) and its manual. It is not required, but, if possible, they also should bring a laptop on which to review their photos. Trial copies of Lightroom will be provided to participants. A basic knowledge of how to use a camera is expectedthis class is not intended for those who do not know the basic operation of their camera. You may see some of the Boothes photos at their website, NatureInFocus. com. Bill Boothe, a professional naturalist and wildlife photographer, and his wife Marcia reside in the Florida Panhandle, an area abound with wildlife and wildowers. Through the camera lens, they share their vision of the inner beauty of nature that surrounds each of us. Bill began his professional photographic career in the early 1990s. His photos have won numerous awards and have been published in nature-oriented books, magazines and websites. Through his natural history classes and wildlife photography workshops, he has inspired others to become better stewards of our natural world. As an active supporter of environmental causes, he has donated time and images to conservation organizations. Bill and Marcia Boothe have served on the Board of the Friends of St. Joseph Bay Preserves for almost six years. Details on the workshop schedule and fees are still being nalized, but it is anticipated that the estimated cost will range from $50 to $70. Friends of St. Joseph Buffer Preserves will receive a discounted price. Minimum class size is 10. For participants convenience, overnight lodging in shared rooms at the Preserves Center will be available on a limited basis. To register or get more information, please contact Bill Boothe at photonaturalist@natureinfocus.com or 643-2583. Nature Photo Contest The Friends of St. Joseph Bay Preserves is sponsoring its second Nature Photo Contest with an entry deadline of Monday, Aug. 27. Winning photos will be exhibited beginning Sept. 8 at the Apalachicola Center for History, Culture and Art and later at the Buffer Preserves Center. Once again, the Apalachicola Center for History, Culture and Art is graciously allowing us to use its facilities to exhibit winning photos in Apalachicola. This year, photos will be exhibited at the same time as locally renowned nature photographer John Spohrer. Entry fees from this annual event will benet the Friends of St. Joseph Bay Preserves. Friends of St. Joseph Bay Preserves pay discounted fees. The hope is that some of the exhibited photos showcasing the natural beauty of St. Joseph Bay and surrounding region will inspire others to protect the natural areas and heritage of St. Joseph Bay. Download entry form and contest rules at stjosephbaypreserves.org/photo-contest. Entries must be received by Monday August 27. To register or get more information, please contact Bill Boothe.Gulf County 4-H district event winnersSp P Ec C IAL TO TT HE STARBack Row from Left: Mr. Roy Carter, Kenderick Sims, Kimberly Sims, Daneysia Wymes, David Russ, Ennesia Hughes, Jantezia Smith, Gauge Combs, Hope Freeman, Mikaleh Graham, Daniel Wymes, Jeff Hunter, Quentin Carter Front Row: Isis Johnson-Owens, Deandria Williams, Tessa Myers, Vanecia Andrews, Shawn Elia, Lexi Lara, Janiah Keith, Gabrielle Jones, Lavender Abbullah Zoysia grass may not be best for Fla. Photo Contest to benet St. Joseph Bay Preserves Community MEETINGsS RROY LEE c CARTERCounty extension director NATURE pPHOTO WORKsSHOpP

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A new tower was completed in l855, just in time for the Great Storm of 1856 to topple it. Not giving up easily, the lighthouse board built the last brick tower in l859, just in time for it to be taken over by the Confederates. They promptly burned everything they could, including the keepers home. Miraculously, the expensive lighting apparatus was not destroyed. This was done to deny the lights aid to Union ships patrolling the Gulf. The light was relit on July 23, 1865, and the keeper did not have a house until l870. Also by l870, the relentless Gulf began washing the towers base. But it stood for 12 more years until July 1882, when it collapsed. Two months later, a hurricane nished-off the keepers house. Giving up on brick lighthouses, the Board ordered a movable iron skeleton tower which was to be completed in June l885. It was to be placed 900 feet from the surf. Strangely, the towers arrival was delayed because the ship that carried it sank. Luckily, it sank in shallow water off Sanibel Island, and the lighthouse was salvaged along with the Sanibel lighthouse which also was transported by the same ship. The 1885, lighthouse is an exact twin of the Sanibel tower. The keepers houses at Sanibel are still intact, though modernized after 127 years. Our 1885 keepers houses washed away in the hurricane of October 8 and 9, l894 the same storm that drowned l6 shermen from East Bay at Sand Island (now western Little St. George). By 1894, the tower was again in the breakers. Giving up on the Cape, the Board chose Blacks Island in the bay as the fth site. After nishing the towers foundation and the keepers house, money ran out in April 1896. Returning to the Cape, the light was relit on its original site. After several years of indecision, the two keepers houses that are on the Cape today were nished around 1905. As the years passed, the constant currents slowly carried the sand to the northwest, stealing from the Cape and giving to St. Josephs Point. By 1918, it was time to move again, this time 1,857 feet from the 1885 site. As a result, the lighthouse has been able to remain in one place for more than 90 years. Enough of the history lesson and back to diving! With no enthusiasm showing bull sharks (the baddest shark in the world) love the murky waters of the Cape the four of us went over the side and began our adventure. With the visibility at about four feet, I instantly lost Erik and Pam but found Regina. We had to hold hands to keep from getting separated as we swam slowly downward to investigate. What waited for us was not a storm battered pile of scattered bricks, but large sections of still intact lighthouse. The base, even though it had settled 20 feet, still stood solid and upright. Swimming cautiously over several giant Gulf stingrays, we came to the steps that had once led from the keepers connected house into the tower. Lying among the stingrays and the broken walls were the iron spiral steps that once led up the 65-foot tower. In the pale-green light that ltered from above, we peered under fallen walls for other clues of its history. Instead, ghostly dark shapes, scared by a new intruder, left clouds of silt as they scurried away to seek safety in other recesses of the old tower. In one cave, we came face-toface with a large goliath grouper, who promptly boomed his gills at us telling us to leave his domain. We backed away, leaving the giant satis ed that he had defended his territory. Lying to the north of the base were the remains of the lantern and the balcony that encompassed the lantern. In the photo, you can see a man, probably the keeper, standing on the lantern balcony. A few yards away in the sand was a true museum piece, the pedestal that once supported the light. With the visibility rapidly diminishing because of the stirrings of the goliath groupers, we left this gloomy realm, leaving it to countless cigar minnows, small sh, the giant stingrays and the guardians of the ruins, the goliath groupers. I have never returned. In my original article, I said future divers would swim in the ruins of beach homes and townhouses built by people who little understood the unrelenting currents of the Cape, the slow rise in sea level and the power of hurricanes that unceasingly plague the Gulf of Mexico. I was not completely correct. Scores of homes either have been moved or washed completely away, leaving little to dive on. But, if the lighthouse is not moved soon, it too will join its predecessors and future divers will swim around its ruins. It is a sight I certainly dont want to see. Hopefully it will be saved. LIGHTHOUSE from page B1 SPECIAL TO THE STARThe ve lighthouse locations are shown on this chart, which was prepared using numerous old charts of Cape San Blas.

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CLASSIFIEDSThursday, May 31, 2012 The Star | B7 87288S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO.: 23-2012-CA000054 U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR RASC 2007KS1, Plaintiff, vs. WAYNE E. BLEVINS, JR., ET AL., Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION TO: WAYNE E. BLEVINS, JR. LAST KNOWN ADDRESS 587 PLANTATION DRIVE PORT SAINT JOE, FL 32456 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following real property, lying and being and situated in Gulf County, Florida, more particularly described as follows: LOT 1, BLOCK G, CAPE PLANTATION PHASE II, AN UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION LOCATED IN SECTION 25, TOWNSHIP 8 SOUTH, RANGE 11 WEST, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT A ST. JOE PAPER COMPANY MONUMENT MARKING THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SECTION 25, TOWNSHIP 8 SOUTH, RANGE 11 WEST; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 48 MINUTES 30 SECONDS WEST ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID SECTION FOR 1476.75 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT ON THE EASTERLY LINE OF THE ST. JOSEPH BAY COUNTRY CLUB GOLF COURSE; THENCE ALONG SAID GOLF COURSE BOUNDARY AS FOLLOWS: NORTH 18 DEGREES 43 MINUTES 20 SECONDS WEST 240.59 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT; THENCE NORTH 9 DEGREES 58 MINUTES 05 SECONDS EAST 955.81 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT; THENCE NORTH 4 DEGREES 28 MINUTES 15 SECONDS WEST 522.02 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT; THENCE NORTH 63 DEGREES 29 MINUTES 40 SECONDS EAST 265.28 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT; THENCE NORTH 45 DEGREES 03 MINUTES 05 SECONDS EAST 336.71 FEET FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING, THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 45 DEGREES 03 MINUTES 05 SECONDS EAST 36.00 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT; THENCE NORTH 23 DEGREES 09 MINUTES 40 SECONDS EAST 137.63 FEET; THENCE, LEAVING SAID GOLF COURSE BOUNDARY, SOUTH 66 DEGREES 50 MINUTES 20 SECONDS EAST 75.55 FEET TO A POINT ON A CURVE CONCAVE EASTERLY SAID CURVE HAVING A RADIUS OF 350.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTHERLY ALONG THE ARC OF SAID CURVE THROUGH A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 26 DEGREES 42 MINUTES 49 SECONDS FOR 163.18 FEET, SAID ARC HAVING A CHORD BEARING AND DISTANCE OF SOUTH 6 DEGREES 33 MINUTES 18.E SECONDS WEST 161.71 FEET TO THE POINT OF TANGENCY OF SAID CURVE; THENCE SOUTH 6 DEGREES 48 MINUTES 06 SECONDS EAST 7.35 FEET TO THE POINT OF CURVATURE OF A CURVE TO THE RIGHT, SAID CURVE HAVING A RADIUS OF 728.06 FEET; THENCE SOUTHERLY ALONG THE ARC OF SAID CURVE THROUGH A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 7 DEGREES 11 MINUTES 18 SECONDS FOR 91.34 FEET, SAID ARC HAVING A CHORD BEARING AND DISTANCE OF SOUTH 3 DEGREES 12 MINUTES 28 SECONDS EAST 91.28 FEET; THENCE, LEAVING SAID CURVE ON A NON-RADIAL LINE, NORTH 44 DEGREES 56 MINUTES 55 SECONDS WEST 193.34 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. LOT 1, BLOCK G IS SUBJECT TO COVENANTS AND RESTRICTIONS AS CONTAINED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 107, PAGES 1058-1072 AND AS AMENDED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 125, PAGES 737-739 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. AND A PORTION OF LOT 2, BLOCK G, CAPE PLANTATION PHASE II, AN UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION; IN SECTION 25, TOWNSHIP 8 SOUTH, RANGE 11 WEST, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT A SAINT JOE PAPER COMPANY MONUMENT MARKING THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SECTION 25, TOWNSHIP 8 SOUTH, RANGE 11 WEST; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 48 MINUTES 30 SECONDS WEST ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID SECTION FOR 1476.75 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT ON THE EASTERLY LINE OF THE ST. JOSEPH BAY COUNTRY CLUB GOLF COURSE; THENCE ALONG SAID GOLF COURSE BOUNDARY AS FOLLOWS: NORTH 18 DEGREES 43 MINUTES 20 SECONDS WEST 240.59 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT; THENCE NORTH 9 DEGREES 58 MINUTES 05 SECONDS EAST 955.81 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT; THENCE NORTH 4 DEGREES 28 MINUTES 15 SECONDS WEST 522.02 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT; THENCE NORTH 63 DEGREES 29 MINUTES 40 SECONDS EAST 265.28 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT; THENCE NORTH 45 DEGREES 03 MINUTES 05 SECONDS EAST 285.71 FEET TO AN IRON ROD FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE NORTH 45 DEGREES 03 MINUTES 05 SECONDS EAST 51.00 FEET TO AN IRON ROD; THENCE LEAVING SAID GOLF COURSE BOUNDARY SOUTH 44 DEGREES 56 MINUTES 55 SECONDS EAST ON A NON-RADIAL LINE FOR. 193.33 FEET TO AN IRON ROD ON A CURVE CONCAVE WESTERLY AND HAVING A RADIUS OF 728.06 FEET; THENCE SOUTHERLY ALONG THE ARC OF SAID CURVE THROUGH A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 2 DEGREES 03 MINUTES 35 SECONDS FOR 26.17 FEET; SAID ARC HAVING A CHORD BEARING AND DISTANCE OF SOUTH 1 DEGREES 24 MINUTES 58 SECONDS WEST, 26.17 FEET TO AN IRON ROD MARKING THE POINT OF COMPOUND CURVE WITH A CURVE TO THE RIGHT, SAID CURVE HAVING A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 42 DEGREES 36 MINUTES 18 SECONDS AND THE RADIUS OF 25.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTHWESTERLY ALONG THE ARC OF SAID CURVE FOR 18.59 FEET, SAID ARC HAVING A CHORD BEARING AND DISTANCE OF SOUTH 23 DEGREES 44 MINUTES 55 SECONDS WEST, 18.16 FEET TO AN IRON ROD MARKING THE POINT OF TANGENCY OF SAID CURVE; THENCE SOUTH 45 DEGREES 03 MINUTES 05 SECONDS WEST, 15.13 FEET TO AN IRONROD; THENCE NORTH 44 DEGREES 56 MINUTES 55 SECONDS WEST 218.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. SUBJECT TO: COVENANTS AND RESTRICTIONS AS CONTAINED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 107 AT PAGES 1058-1072 AND AS AMENDED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 125, AT PAGES 737-739, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. MINERAL RIGHTS RESERVED BY PREVIOUS GRANTORS. THIS PROPERTY IS INTENDED TO BE INCLUDED IN AN BECOME PART OF LOT 1, BLOCK G, CAPE PLANTATION SUBDIVISION. COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 587 Plantation Drive, Port St. Joe, FL 32456 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defense, if any, to it on Pendergast & Morgan, P.A., the Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is 6675 Corporate Parkway, Suite 301, Jacksonville, FL 32216, within thirty (30) days of the first publication. Please file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on the Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court at Port St. Joe, Florida, on the 8th day of May, 2012. REBECCA L. NORRIS As Clerk, Circuit Court Gulf County, Florida By: BA Baxter As Deputy Clerk In accordance with the American with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this hearing should contact ADA Coordinator not later than one (1) day prior to the proceeding at Amber Baggett. For the hearing and voice impaired 850-482-9844. Attorney for Plaintiff: Jean C. Zabin Florida Bar # 418439 Pendergast & Morgan, P.A., 6675 Corporate Parkway, Ste 301, Jacksonville, FL 32216 Telphone: 678-534-3844 May 24, 31, 2012 87469 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY. CASE NO.: 12-24-PR IN PROBATE IN RE: The Estate of CHARLES A. GASKIN, SR., Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: The administration of the estate of CHARLES A. GASKIN, SR., deceased, File Number 12-24-PR, is pending in the Circuit Court for Gulf County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. The names and addresses of the personal representative and that personal representatives attorney are set forth below. ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is served within three months after the date of the first publication of this notice must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. The date of the first publication of this Notice is May 24, 2012 CHARLES A. GASKIN, JR. P.O. Box 862 Wewahitchka, FL 32465 Personal Representative Estate of Charles A. Gaskin, Sr. Attorney for Personal Representative: THOMAS S. GIBSON FL Bar No. 0350583 RISH, GIBSON & SCHOLZ, P.A. 206 E. 4th Street P.O. Box 39 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 (850-229-8211 May 24, 31, 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 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 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 Degrees 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 87394S PUBLIC NOTICE On May 15, 2012, an application was filed with the Federal Communications Commission in Washington, D.C., requesting its consent to the assignment of license of Station WPBH(FM), Port St. Joe, Florida (93.5 MHz), from the Aloha Station Trust, LLC to Omni Broadcasting, LLC. The sole member of the Assignor, the Aloha Station Trust, LLC, is Jeanette Tully. The officers, directors, and members owning more than a 10% interest in the Assignee, Omni Broadcasting, LLC, are Ron H. Hale, Jr., James F. Hale, and Jennifer F. Hale. A copy of the application is on file for public inspection at 1834 Lisenby Avenue, Panama City, Florida, during normal business hours. May 31, 2012 June 7, 14, 21, 2012 87477S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.: 12-26-PR IN RE: ESTATE OF CASON J. CALLAWAY, JR. Deceased. NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION The administration of the estate of CASON J. CALLAWAY, JR., deceased, whose date of death was March 20, 2011 is pending in the Circuit Court for Gulf County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the decedents estate must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is May 24, 2012. Personal Representatives: Phebe C. Robertson 2126 Piedmont Lake Rd. Pine Mountain, GA 31822 Kenneth H. Callaway 3505 GA Hwy 116 Hamilton, GA 31811 Attorney for Personal Representative: Charles A. Costin FL Bar No. 699070 P O Box 98 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 (850)-227-1159 May 24, 31, 2012 87475S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 08-00015-CA EMIGRANT MORTGAGE COMPANY, INC., a Foreign profit corporation, Plaintiff, vs. JEAN THOMPSON, et al., Defendants NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered May 2, 2012 and entered in Case No. 08-00015-CA of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida, wherein Emigrant Mortgage Company is Plaintiff, and Jean Thompson, Unknown Spouse of Jean Thompson, John Doe and Jane Doe are Defendants, The Clerk will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at Gulf County Courthouse, Front Lobby at 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida 32456 on this 7th day of June, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: Lot 18, Block 1022, MILLVIEW ADDITION OF THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA, UNIT THREE, according to the map or plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 2, Page(s) 53, of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. Property Address: 104 Apollo Street, Port Saint Joe, Florida 32456-1410. DATED this 10th day of May, 2012. Rebecca L. Norris Clerk of Courts Gulf County By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk Attorney for Plaintiff: Becker & Poliakoff, P.A. Steven M. Davis FL Bar No. 894249 121 Alhambra Plaza 10th Floor Coral Gables, FL 33134 Ft. Walton Beach, FL 32548-5253 (305) 262-4433 Fax (305) 442-2232 May 24, 31, 2012 87577S REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL PROPOSAL NO. 1112-21 Sealed proposals may be mailed or hand delivered to the Clerks Office located at 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd. Room 148, Port St. Joe, FL 32456. All proposals, with original signature and twelve (12) additional copies, must be received at the Office of the Clerk by Thursday, June 21, 2012 at 4:00 p.m. ET. Proposals received after the closing time will be returned unopened. Proposals will be opened on Monday, June 25, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in the Office of the Clerk at the above address. GROUP HEALTH BENEFITS PROGRAM All interested insurance companies, or trusts, are invited to respond with proposals. Each proposal document must be clearly marked Proposal for Group Health Benefits Any questions concerning the proposal should be addressed and submitted to the Countys Agent-of-Record and Employee Benefits Consultant, Todd Torgersen, Combined Insurance Services, at 850-433-9996. Inquiries may also be submitted via FAX (850432-5726), or E-mail (todd@ciscompanies. com). Combined Insurance Services mailing address is: 2704 North 12th Avenue, Pensacola, FL 32503. Proposals are not to be mailed to Combined Insurance Services. It is requested, however, that electronic copies be sent to his e-mail address (todd@ ciscompanies.com) on Friday, June 22, 2012. Gulf County reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals, to award proposals by product, to waive any proposal informalities and to re-advertise for proposals when deemed in the best interest of the Gulf County Board of County Commissioners. /s/ William C. Williams, III Chairman Attest: /s/ Rebecca L. Norris, Clerk May 31, 2012 87681S PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Gulf County Board of 87633S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 2009-CA-000617 REGIONS BANK D/B/A REGIONS MORTGAGE, Plaintiff, vs. CHARLES SCOTT SEYMOUR, et al., Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on May 14, 2012, in Case No. 2009-CA-000617 of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit for Gulf County, Florida, in which REGIONS BANK D/B/A REGIONS MORTGAGE, is Plaintiff, and CHARLES SCOTT SEYMOUR; CALLAWAY BAY DEVELOPMENT, LLC, A FLORIDA LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY; UNKNOWN TENANT #1 AND #2, AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION; and ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT TO THIS ACTION, OR HAVING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED, are Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, in the courthouse lobby at 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL, at 11:00 a.m. E.T. or as soon thereafter as the sale may proceed, on the 21st day of June, 2012, the following described real property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 1, BLOCK 49, OF ST. JOSEPHS ADDITION TO THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, UNIT NUMBER THREE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 32, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. Any person of entity claiming an interest in the surplus, if any, resulting from the foreclosure sale, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must file a claim on the same with the Clerk of Court within 60 days after the foreclosure 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 23rd day of May, 2012. REBECCA L. NORRIS Clerk of the Circuit Court By: BA Baxter As Deputy Clerk May 31, June 7, 2012

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A CARRABELLE, FLORIDA 32322850-697-9604 850-323-0444 www.seacrestre.comwww. rst tness.com/carrabellePROPERTY MANAGEMENT AND RENTALSRENTALS3 BR 2BA DOUBLEWIDE UNFURNISHED Large Yard, In Country ....................................$700 2 BR MOBILE HOME UNFURNISHED Country, Private ..............................................$550 1 BR FURNISHED CONDO Nice, Includes Utilities.....................................$910 1 BR RIVER CONDO, BOAT SLIP 3 Night Minimum ..........................$105 Plus Daily 1 BR 1BA, UNFURNISHED APT Lanark, Remodeled, Inc Water .......................$475 2 BR 1BA UNFURNISHED APT Lanark ...............................................$375 & $450 1 BR, SUN ROOM/DAY BED Furnished, Lanark, Inc Utilities ......................$650 2BR 1BA MOBILE HOME Fenced Yard ....................................................$500 1BR REMODELED HOUSE Carrabelle .......................................................$450 OFFICE SPACE Hwy 98 Frontage, Carrabelle .....$400 Plus Utilities 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; +/-4915,000sf; $12 psf mod gross 316 & 318 Reid Avenue Of ce /Retail; +/1,700sf; Can be subdivided; $13.25psf 103 Reid Avenue Great of ce/retail location ready for occupancy; $10 psf mod gross 219 Reid Avenue Of ce/Retail;+/-5400 sf; sub dividable $7 psf mod gross (former Goodwill) 101 Reid Avenue Seven of ce suites avail starting at $400 mo plus pro rata CAM 235 W. Gulf Beach Drive Of ce/Retail;+/-800sf-1800;$14psfmod grossWarehouse / Flex Space110 Trade Circle West +/2500-7500sf suites, 14ft roll-up doors, dock high loading; inquire for terms 2790 Hwy 98+/5,640 sf : Of ce / Warehouse; $8 psf mod gross; Property also available for sale; Inquire for terms; 17 separate storage units availableFor Sale217 W. River Road-Wewahitchka+/-9,000sf; retail building; next to Richs IGA; +/-1 acre; on-site; avail for lease; inquire for terms. $500,000223 Monument Avenue Four city lots fronting Hwy 98; $375,000 Loggerhead 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 DriveCorner lot entry to Marina Cove : .14 acres; High visibility site; Call for detailsMarina 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 HELP WANTEDPort St. Joe LocationTWO POSITIONSSales / O ce Warehouse / Delivery CLEANERS CLEANERS NEEDED NEEDEDLots of Work and Good Pay Must have Own Vehicle Must have Own SuppliesCALL 850.227.3806 or apply in writing to: 525 E 15th Street, Panama City FL 32405 Pre-employment Drug & Background screening requiredEOE/DRUG FREE WORKPLACE ACCOMMODATIONS WILL BE PROVIDED TO PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES IF REQUESTED AT LEAST 5 DAYS IN ADVANCE Check out the job details & our bene ts atwww.lmccares.org A great place to work! is now hiring for the following position: ADULT CASE MGR BAY CO CHILD CASE MGR BAY CO OP RN BAY CO OP MENTAL HEALTH TECH BAY CO OUTPATIENT ARNP SECRETARY II ADULT SERVICES BAY CO EASTERN SHIPBUILDING GROUP MORE THAN A JOB A FUTURE!LONG TERM WORKHUMAN RESOURCES 13300 Allanton Road, Panama City, FL 32404 (850) 522-7413 Fax: (850) 874-0208EOE/Drug Free WorkplaceEASTERN SHIPBUILDING GROUPan aggressive leader in the Marine Industry, located in Panama City, FL has the following opportunities for skilled craftsmen:PIPEFITTERS PIPE WELDERS MECHANICS SHIPFITTERS STRUCTURAL WELDERSEastern Shipbuilding Group offers competitive wages DOE, and a comprehensive bene ts package including Company paid health, dental, and life insurance, 401(k), attendance & safety bonuses. Normal work week to include overtime.Quali ed craftsmen should apply in person: Mon-Fri, 8am-12pm 1pm4:30 pm County Commissioners will hold (2) two public hearings to consider adoption of an Ordinance with the following title: AN ORDINANCE OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA; WHEREBY AMENDING GULF COUNTY SIGN ORDINANCE NO. 88-3 TITLED AN ORDINANCE REGULATING OUTDOOR ADVERTISING SIGNS; PROVIDING FOR THE PROHIBITION OF SAID SIGNS ON COUNTY RIGHTS OF WAY; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE AND HEREIN REPLACING IT BY ADOPTION OF GULF COUNTY SIGN ORDINANCE AND PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE *Complete Ordinance on file in the Clerks Office* The first public hearing will be held during the Gulf County Board of County Commissioners Regular Meeting on Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. est. in the County Commissioners meeting room in the Robert M. Moore Administration Building, Gulf County Courthouse Complex, Port St. Joe, Florida. The second public hearing will be held during the Gulf County Board of County Commissioners Regular Meeting on Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. est. in the County Commissioners meeting room in the Robert M. Moore Administration Building, Gulf County Courthouse Complex, Port St. Joe, Florida. All interested persons may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed Ordinance. If a person decides to appeal any decisions made by the Gulf County Commission with respect to any matter considered at this hearing, he/she will need a record of the proceedings and that for such purpose he/ she may need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings made and which would include any evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. A copy of the proposed Ordinance is available for inspection on weekdays between the hours of 9:00 a.m. est., and 5:00 p.m. est. at the Office of the Clerk of Court, Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 C.G. Costin, Sr., Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida, 32456. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: WILLIAM C. WILLIAMS III, CHAIRMAN May 31, June 7, 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. HELP! A Pictorial History of Mexico Beach, is being compiled and old landmark photos are needed. If you have pictures you are willing to share of the Mexico Beach Skating Rink, the Surf Restaurant Lois Brown Hut The Patio, or any other early Mexico Beach points of interest, Contact Al: 850-227-4536 or Cathey 850-227-5319Text FL10955 to 56654 HUGGINS/ LANIER WEDDINGMike Huggins and Donna Lanier will be married on June 23, 2012, on Gulf Aire Beach at 6:00 pm EST. A reception will follow at the Centennial Building in Port St. Joe. Due to a limited number of invitations, few will be sent locally. All friends and family are invited to attend.Text FL10743 to 56654 Adopt: Adoring Family, Veterinarian Doctor, LOVE awaits baby. Susan *800552-0045*FLBar42311* Expenses Paid* Port Saint Joe : 505 Avenue A. Sat., June 2nd, 8:30AMYard/Bake SaleSomething for everyone!!! CASH PAID for unexpired, sealed DIABETIC TEST STRIPS-up to $25/Box! Shipping prepaid. (888) 883-8835 For SalePicnic Tables-Ready Made or Made to order. $85 each. Will deliver. Call 850-648-8132 Wurlitzer Spinet 1950s Piano in good condition $250 Call 648-5691 or 340-0801 Food Svs/HospitalityEvening Cook NeededThe Thirsty Goat is now accepting applications for an evening cook. The ideal candidate will have restaurant experience, but we are willing to train the right person. Applicants must have the ability to function in a fast paced environment while remaining professional and friendly. Candidates must be able to work weekends and holidays, dependability is a must! If you have an eye for detail, the highest desire to deliver superior service, and can play well with others, we would love to hear from you! Apply in person at the address below. E.O.E. DFWP Port Inn 501 Monument Ave. Port St. Joe, FL 32456 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 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 in Port St. Joe area.Home Instead Senior CareCall Mon-Thur 9-3pm 850-640-1223 or toll free 1-866-301-1919 Web ID#: 34208971 Text FL08971 to 56654 Publishers NoticeAll real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on a equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. 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 Overstreet Area (Lake Charles) -Dbl wide mobile home, 3 bdrm, 3 walk-in closets, 3/4 acre, shed, ready 6/1/12. $750 plus $500 deposit. 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