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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: 06-07-2012
Frequency: weekly
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
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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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50 For breaking news, visit www.starfl.com Thursday, JUNE 7 2012 Subscribe to The Star 800-345-8688 For your hometown paper delivered to your home! Real Estate Ad deadline is Thursday 11 a.m. ET Legal ad deadline is Friday 11 a.m. ET Display ad deadline is Friday 11 a.m. ET 227-1278 Classi ed deadline is Monday 5 p.m. ET 747-5020 Opinion ....................................... A4-A5 Letters to the Editor ................... A5 Outdoors ..................................... A8 Sports ........................................... A9 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 34 TAR TAR Nobles dancers Shop til you drop | B1 By VALERIE GARMAN 229-7843 | @valeriegarman vgarman@star .com Gulf County Tourism Development Council Chairman David Warriner was pleased to announce at last Wednesdays TDC meeting, Weve got our girl. Warriner reported the county reached a decision in its hunt for a new TDC leader, hiring Jennifer Jenkins as the executive director of the agency, a position that has been vacant since former director Tim Kerigan was red in February after an audit revealed an absence of internal control and many de ciencies in the department. A resulting investigation by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement concluded there had been no legal wrongdoing by Kerigan. Jenkins worked for seven years as the director of client relationships at LKM, a Charlotte, N.C.-based branding and marketing agency, where she managed the North Carolina Division of Tourism and Film account. She also is the former marketing director of the South Walton Tourism Development Council and the Seaside Community Development Corporation, and also worked for ONeil Communications and the Standish Care Company in marketing and sales. She holds a bachelors degree in journalism and communications from Simmons College in Boston. I can assure you weve got the right one, said Warriner who was active in the interview process. Shes going to hit the ground running. Warriner said Jenkins will begin work on June 12, in time for the next Board of County Commissioners meeting where she will introduce herself and make a presentation to the commission outlining her goals and plans for the agency. Shes going to bring a whole Special to The Star Melissa Farrell announced this week her candidacy for Gulf County School Board District 3 This is a Non-Partisan position and the district includes a small portion of Port St. Joe, Highland View, White City and St. Joe Beach. Melissa and her husband, Patrick, have lived in Port St. Joe for 12 years and currently reside in St. Joe Beach. Their children, Joseph, TDC announces new director MELISSA FARRELL Farrell seeks seat on School Board Special to The Star Linda R. Wood is pleased to announce her candidacy for Gulf County School Board, District 3 seat. Linda is currently serving her third term on the board, and would be honored to continue her role as an advocate for the students of Gulf County. I believe that every child in America has the constitutional right too a free public education, and I have worked for the past 12 years to keep that American dream alive in Gulf County. Married to Buddy Wood Wood seeks School Board re-election LINDA WOOD See TDC A7 See FARRELL A6 See WOOD A6 By VALERIEGARMAN 229-7843 | @valeriegarman vgarman@star .com Bryce Gerbers only class at Wewahitchka High School his senior year was seventh-period sewing. After three years of sewing classes at WHS, he admits he can do some mean needlework. The remainder of Gerbers school day was spent at the Gulf Coast State College campus, which led him to graduate high school with an associates degree already under his belt. Through dual enrollment, Gerber also brought on dual diplomas. He walked across the stage at GCSC Student nds ways to get ahead in high school See HIGH SCHOOL A7 Staff report IRVINE, Calif Freedom Communications on Friday announced the sale of its properties in Florida and North Carolina to Halifax Media Group. The transaction, terms of which were not disclosed, is expected to close within 30 days. The properties involved in the transaction include Holmes County Times-Advertiser, Bonifay; Times-News, Burlington, N.C.; Havelock News, Havelock, N.C.; The Daily News, Jacksonville, N.C.; Free Press, Kinston, N.C.; The Star, Port St. Joe; The Walton Sun, Santa Rosa Beach; Washington County News, Chipley; The Crestview News Bulletin, Crestview; The Destin Log, Destin; Northwest Florida Daily News, Fort Walton Beach; The Gaston Gazette, Gastonia, N.C.; Jones Post, Kinston, N.C.; Santa Rosa Press Gazette and Santa Rosa Free Press, Milton; Sun Journal and The Shopper, New Bern, N.C.; The News Herald, Panama City; The Times, Apalachicola; The Star, Shelby, N.C.; and The Topsail Advertiser, Surf City, N.C. Halifax Media Group will offer employment to all existing employees. At a time when the newspaper industry as a whole faces many See FREEDOM A2 Freedom announces sale of 21 newspapers SPECIAL TO THE STAR Bryce Gerber, who graduated at the top of his class at Wewahitchka High School Saturday, also received his associates degree from Gulf Coast State College on May 5. Remembering the warriors By TIM CROFT 227-7827 | @PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com They are not forgotten. One message carried away by 20 wounded warriors and their caretakers after this past weekends Forgotten Coast Wounded Warrior Weekend is that Gulf County, Port St. Joe, does not forget. Forgotten Coast Wounded Warrior Weekend: where every year a warrior arrives and never is forgotten by an amazing community of people, wrote Army CW3 Daniel Beltran Jr. The warriors were feted during a formal banquet at the Centennial Building and at informal gatherings at local restaurants. They enjoyed a day of fishing, after a rough weather start, during the first day of red snapper season. There was beach time, reading time, a special event for caretakers and a glorious motorcade down Long Avenue to the Centennial Building which saw throngs out on the street waving flags and saying, thanks. But above all, these warriors got a chance to get away, from the doctor visits, the surgeries, the life stateside that has been 20 wounded officers honored during weekend of recognition See WARRIORS A2 Photos by Tim Croft and Debbie Hooper at joebay.com

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Local A2 | The Star Thursday, June 7, 2012 challenges, local newspapers like these continue to thrive because they play such a critical role in the lives of their communities, said Freedom CEO Mitch Stern. Its also a real tribute to the dedication and hard work of our employees that these properties were so attractive to a new owner. Providing value for our shareholders was a major goal of this transaction, and others that weve undertaken recently, said Mark McEachen, Freedom Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Of cer and Chief Financial Of cer. At the same time we wanted to make sure that current employees would transition to the new owner and that the new owner shared our view of the importance of community journalism. We believe these goals were all met in this transaction with Halifax. At Halifax Media Group, we believe in the future of newspapers, said Michael Redding, CEO of Halifax Media Group. The purchase of Freedoms Florida and North Carolina properties further demonstrates our commitment to newspapers, not only for their value as an investment, but for the value they provide to the communities they serve. These properties provide a perfect extension to our recently acquired New York Times Regional Newspaper Group papers and re ect our interest in preserving community journalism for many years to come. About Freedom Communications Freedom Communications, headquartered in Irvine, Calif., is a national privately owned information and entertainment company of print publications and interactive businesses. The companys print portfolio includes approximately 100 publications, including 20 daily newspapers, weekly newspapers, plus ancillary magazines and other specialty publications. The companys news, information and entertainment websites and mobile applications complement its print properties. For more information, visit www. freedom.com. About Halifax Media Group Founded in 2010, Halifax Media is headquartered in Daytona Beach. The companys investment group includes Stephens Capital Partners, JAARSSS Media and Redding Investments. The group consists of 16 publications in six states, primarily situated in the Southeast. Halifax Medias strategy is to invest longterm capital in quality companies positioned in strong markets that are closely connected to the community. 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Before you decide, ask us to send you free written information Local A2 | The Star Thursday, June 7, 2012 FREEDOM from page A1 By VALERIE GARMAN 229-7843 | @valeriegarman vgarman@star .com If you ask Buddy Nachtsheim about pirates, hell tell you they dont look like Johnny Depp. Nachtsheim is a merchant marine on an oceangoing tugboat and spends his workdays at sea, where the threat of pirates sometimes looms. It was something that quickly rerouted Nachtsheim and his crew on a trip to Nigeria, when the boat ahead of theirs was attacked, prompting the crew to divert the trip two countries over to Togo, West Africa. The pirates nowadays arent like Johnny Depp theyre 20-year-old kids with machine guns, said Nachtsheim, who has worked as a merchant marine for 20 years. Its a job that has taken him around the world by way of water. His work has taken him to places like Haiti, Puerto Rico, West Africa, Mexico, Nova Scotia, Vancouver Newfoundland, Trinidad and up the Orinoco River in Venezuela, where he observed native rainforest tribes along the riverbanks. It was like something youd see in National Geographic Magazine, Nachtsheim said. It took two days to go up the Orinoco Riverits almost as big as the Amazon. The trip to Venezuela is one he cites as the most memorable of his journeys. While in Africa, he watched the southern star rise every night, hes whale watched off of Marthas Vineyard, spends plenty of time shing and sees the sun rise and set over the water while on the job. Im not much for of ces jobs, he said. With this job, my of ce is the wheel house. Currently, Nachtsheim works as a mate, or second captain, on an oceangoing tugboat moving commodities like wheat, barley and construction equipment. Hes also worked on Seismic Vessels, Supply boats and Crew boats in the Oil elds of the Gulf of Mexico. A self-proclaimed reluctant sailor and Gulf County native, Nachtsheim grew up working summers on his fathers shrimp boat with his brother, Kevin. Our father had an 85-foot commercial shrimp boat, Nachtsheim said. We grew up working on that boat in the summer and during school breaks and holidays, and when I went to college I worked with my father in the summer to help pay for my personal expenses. He looks back on those times as good times for he and his brother, but never thought he would pursue a career at sea. His brother also works as a merchant mariner as a second captain on a supply vessel in the oil elds. I just kind of fell into it, Nachtsheim said of his career. I would have never thought I would end up here. It was his brothers ambition that led him to the merchant marine career path. While Nachtsheim was attending Gulf Coast College, his brother began Sea School in Panama City and got his 100-ton captains license. Well I couldnt let him get that without me having my license, so I signed up for the course, he said. In January 1984 he received his 100-ton master license. Over the years, Nachtsheim has increased his license to a 1600 ton Master Oceans license with a Master of Towing specialty. Id say the best part (of my job) is Im able to travel around the world, Nachtsheim said. The travel is de nitely one of the biggest bene ts. The life of a merchant marine, however, does require a lot of time away from home. Nachtsheim usually spends 60 days at sea followed by 30 to 40 days back at home. He keeps up with his friends and family by posting pictures of his journeys on Facebook. I have people follow me on Facebook and they love to see where I have been and enjoy the trip, without having to ght the 40 foot seas and 70 mph winds, Nachtsheim said. But they also never get to see the sun rise over the sea in person. Its a job where you can live just about anywhere. Now, Nachtsheim is back living in the Overstreet community where he grew up. Nachtsheim said its a good job for anyone whos not love sick, home sick or sea sick. Theres a lot of opportunity, Nachtsheim said. The boating business is picking up again. Its a good living. Its been a good ride and a fun career. Its very rewarding for those who want to travel and have some pay for it. Its a great career for the right person. Sea legs: The life of a merchant marine anything but a vacation by the shoreline. And they enjoyed the escape because they were swaddled by those who remember. We are treated like family here, said Marine Staff Sgt. Glen Silva, making his second visit during FCWWW. I believe in a saying, make it better than you found it. The people who are here actually make it better. The entire community gets it. I know I felt like family when I left here last year and I know they are going to feel like family when they leave here. This is a huge part of the healing process. WARRIORS from page A1 Photo by Tim Croft and Debbie Hooper at joebay.com BUDDY NACHTSHEIM | Special to The Star One of the tugs Nachtsheim recently piloted, the Tug El Jaguar, docked in Newfoundland.

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Opinion A4 | The Star Thursday, June 7, 2012 Milk thistle has been used for a couple of thousand years as an herbal remedy for all kinds of ailments, mainly liver, kidney and gall bladder problems. There have been scientic studies that suggest milk thistle can protect the liver from all sorts of toxins and might even help repair liver issues by helping to grow new cells. Milk thistle originally comes from the Mediterranean region of the world, but now can be found just about everywhere. The active ingredient is something called silymarin, which I incorrectly pronounce silly marrying. This silymarin comes from the seeds of the milk thistle. Down home in Alabama, this milk thistle is for lack of a better term: a weed. It spreads like crazy and takes over wherever you plant it. The way I gure it, some scientists gured out how easy it was to grow and got busy proving it was good for you. After proving it was good for you, they capsulated the dried herb/weed and started selling it to folks like me and my 92.5 pound dog, Doolittle. Thats right, my dog Doolittle and I are taking milk thistle capsules. I dont have any real issues that would cause me to need milk thistle, but my dog does. About the only way I can get him to take these weed capsules is to put them in cheese. He seems to be happy with that. Why does a dog need milk thistle? To be honest, it all started with a pie pan, a Mason jar and a brown paper bag. Doolittle, named after the famous aviation pioneer, General Jimmy Doolittle, had been having some health issues. He seemed to have to go a lot and seemed very hungry all of the time. I just attributed this to his size and age, but his veterinarian was concerned that he might have Cushings disease. Cushings disease is not a laughing matter, so I was very concerned. Doolittle is the only living being in my house that seems to get me. The veterinarian went through all of the symptoms and my dog did seem to have a few of them. He is a little pot bellied, but then again he is a 92.5-pound Standard Poodle. He carries it well. Increased appetite? That seemed to be a denite yes. He gets into the trash every chance he gets and shops in the pantry like it was one of those all you can eat food bars. In addition to that, Doolittle drinks a lot of water and pants a lot. And because he drinks a lot of water, he does have to relieve himself quite often. I was scared. After reading about Cushings disease, I was really scared. The veterinarian said she would need a urine specimen to know for sure. I looked puzzled and starting asking myself exactly, How am I going to get a urine specimen from my 92.5-pound best friend? It needed to be taken the rst thing in the morning. Many thoughts went through my head. The rst was to send Doolittle outside with a red Solo cup, but that didnt last long. I then thought about setting red Solo cups up in the yard in Doolittles favorite places. I knew that wouldnt work either. Therefore, I decided to go the foil pie plate route. It made sense. Admittedly, when Doolittle and I got to the front door that morning, he looked at me kind of funny when we got to the door and I had the big foil pie plate. When we got outside, he waited patiently for me to throw it; I guess thinking that it was some sort of Frisbee. I hid it behind my back and followed him around the yard. It didnt take long. Doolittle found his spot and started doing his thing. As soon as he started, I stuck the pie plate underneath him to get the specimen. He was startled. It was like a hard summer rain on a tin roof on a hot day. Maybe by now the committee behind the Forgotten Coast Wounded Warrior Weekend has come up for air. Maj. Gen. James Simmons (Ret.), George Duren, Bill Dodson and, particularly, Brenda Garth put on quite an event this past weekend, for the third straight year, to honor, for a few days, those wounded on the battleelds of Iraq and Afghanistan. Not that anything the community could offer would fully mitigate undergoing more than 50 surgeries, being the lone survivor of an IED explosion (as with two warriors) or losing both legs in the fog of war, and that was just four of the wounded. However, the non-prot founded for the Forgotten Coast Wounded Warrior Weekend and the community sure gave it, as the Marine might say, the ooh-raa effort, even as the number of warriors doubled from past year to 20, along with caretakers. There are few more heartwarming scenes than observing the folks from the Bridge at St. Joe nursing home waving ags and hands, smiling and having a grand time, 90-degree heat and wheelchairs be darned, as last Thursdays motorcade passed along Long Avenue in Port St. Joe. There is little as heart-rending than to see a wounded warrior, whether on articial legs, cane or wheelchair, emerging from a convertible after the motorcade to a throng of people cheering and shouting as they traveled a gauntlet of red, white and blue held by local Boy Scouts at the Centennial Building. And to see those smiles, those gleeful sunburned faces despite a shower or two early in the morning of those warriors as they brought their prize sh to the Port St. Joe Marina scales, well, that seemed worth every bit of the contribution of those 20 boat captains who provided boat, fuel and gear to ensure an offshore shing experience. Captains provided that experience to wounded soldiers, the majority of who remain in hospitals or stationed near VA medical centers. Who are mere weeks or months from the battleeld, from losing comrades, from their lives, altered mentally by the experience of the front lines, being changed physically forever in an instant. A vast majority of the community indeed comes out and gives. Warriors talked about the spontaneous hugs and thank yous. The line of volunteers serving food at the formal banquet, the high school NJROTC program, the VFW and the American Legion, they all reported for duty, with honor. The FCWWW Foundation received contributions of all amounts, from $1 to $5,000, from those whose names were known and those who wished to remain in the background. Local restaurants arranged schedules to serve banquet-type meals and make it all feel as down home as grandmas kitchen. And in addition to putting out the welcome mat for a few days the community benets in more tangible forms. For starters, there is the matter of dollars. Whatever the Foundation raises is poured into this event and every dime of that ends up back in the community, in some form. Kind and passionate hearts fuel the FCWW, but it helps fuel the coffers of local businesses. Secondly is the reputation, not an insignicant one, among the wounded warriors and the ripple effect that brings. The appreciation spoken by these warriors, the honor they bestowed this community, this county, is beyond a price tag. The people here just get it, said Staff Sgt. Glen Silva. This is such an important part of the healing process. The prospects for another FCWWW, however, are cloudy. An offshore shing tournament that served as its primary benefactor is no more. The non-prot will rely on funding where possible and hope and believe that the community continues to be as generous and more in the coming months. There are few more rewarding ways to give than to provide respite to soldiers ghting for our lifestyle. Another noteworthy, and worthy, event happens this week as the DAWGS in Prison program celebrates its own third anniversary. The program, training sociable and adoptable dogs for adopters has been nothing short of a barking success. Nearly 200 dogs saved from possible euthanasia. Dogs, including dogs trained for personal service, adopted by individuals in nearly two dozen states. Nearly 250 inmates, who must apply and earn their spot in the program, have gone through the program, many moving up in the general training world from caretaker to team leader, the equivalent of private to sergeant for an enlistee in the military. Several have gone on to work with animals on the outside. One prisoner who spent more than 20 years behind bars now works in an animal shelter in Oregon. The program has been a collaboration of the Department of Corrections, the Gulf Forestry Camp, the Board of County Commissioners and the St. Joseph Humane Society. But it is also, just as the FCWWW is driven by the passion of Brenda Garth (though I doubt I am making any Christmas card lists having now singled her out for praise) the product of the drive of one woman, Sandi Christy, and a hale and hearty group of volunteers. They match dog to adopter, work tirelessly to nd homes for the dogs, extending their reach by the graduation, of which the 20th was held Wednesday (read more at www. star.com and next weeks edition). And as the BOCC ponders budget cuts to outside agencies such as the Humane Society due to constrained funds in the county budget, such programs, worthy as they are, become more difcult to maintain. The county has been well-served in the past three years by these two programs, one that honors those whose valor is often unfathomable, another that saves lives having fallen off the rails, animal and human. These programs bring honor to Gulf County in a way that no marketing campaign could replicate. Ocean sunrise given slight edge over corneld Keyboard KLATTERINGS Foil pie plate, Mason jar and brown paper bag Two worthy events turn three TIM CROFT Star news editor Im not in the travel lodge business. I dont work for Expedia, Travelocity or Bookit.com. Hotels all look about the same to me. I dont pass out stars as per accommodations warrant. And Im not too picky, it just needs to be clean, have hot and cold running water and an air conditioning/ heating system that can keep the room reasonably close to my liking. I dont need a view. I dont care about the color of the carpet. I can turn down my own bed sheets. Im not going to be there long enough for any of it to matter. And, despite any advertising to the contrary, I could never stay long enough for it to feel like home! A recent business trip took me to a big, fancy, multi story hotel in Daytona Beach. This edice was right on the Atlantic Ocean. We got the special business rate of $110 per night. I stayed on the 11th oor. If you craned your neck out the window you could see the water lapping up on the sand. Just a couple of weeks later I checked into one of those All American Best Buy Budget Do Drop Inns out past the old Murray Ohio Bicycle plant site in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee. I stayed on the rst oor because that was about all there was. They did have a partial second oor but the nice check in lady allowed that there was no need for me to climb the stairs. The view consisted mostly of a Kentucky Fried Chicken and a Big Lots parking lot. The rate was a at 68 dollars. They didnt have a business discount. Youd think the Mediterranean like mega hotel facing the Atlantic would have it all over the smaller and somewhat tatteredat-the-edges motel located inconspicuously next to the chicken house. But lets take a closer look. I pulled into the big hotel and young men with lots of teeth and wearing matching grey uniforms came running out to the car, reaching for my keys before I could unfold from the long journey. Can I help you with your luggage, sir? Will you be staying with us long? Just leave your keys with me and I will be glad to take care of your car. Course, one hand was reaching for the suitcase; the other extended for some of my hard earned cash! First of all, I can carry my own clothes. If its going to cost me ve bucks coming and going, Id rather do it myself! I told the rst smiling face that reached me, Son, for ve dollars, Ill come over to your house, grab your bags and ride up any elevator you point to. Secondly, Im not staying with them. Ive got a business meeting. I want to get to it, get it over with and get home as fast as I can. And listen, this is the only car Ive got. Im not handing my keys to some hyper active teenager I just met so he can cut some wheelies down in the parking garage or drive out to Pepperailies Pizza in my vehicle. My worst fears were realized when the meticulously manicured desk clerk told me the additional dollars per night added to my bill was for the valet parking. Maam, I walked to this here hotel. Youre going to have to do some subtracting. I found a parking lot two blocks away and, as good as my word, I walked to the big fancy hotel! I hated that I had a suitcase, my briefcase and a hang up bag. If I ever come back to this place, Im bringing my clothes in a tow sack. Someone needs to help these people understand how the real world lives. It didnt cost nothing to park at the All American Best Buy Budget Do Drop Inn. The check in lady did look a tad annoyed because she had to stub out her Marlboro and come inside to check us in. But she was friendly enough and didnt care to get a copy of a credit card for incidentals. She took the 68 bucks and handed us a key. Hope yall rest good. She was in a hurry to get back outside and nish her cigarette. I forgot to check her manicure. I did pull my car down to about 8 feet from room 109. The fancy hotel charged $16 for their breakfast buffet. I passed on it. The All American offered a free hot breakfast. I tanked up. Internet cost $9.98 per day along the ocean. It was included in the 68 bucks in Lawrenceburg. The fancy place sported a at-screen television with 15 channels or so. The Tennessee motel hadnt reached the HD era yet, but they must have had 100 channels. The sound didnt work on all the shows, but I mostly watched the Golf Network so it didnt matter. I went running before daylight on the sands of Daytona Beach. It was a pretty nice run and the sun coming up over the ocean was spectacular. It was the one plus to staying in this place. After I sprinted through the Big Lots parking lot and turned passed the Tractor Supply store a large corneld loomed on the horizon. I watched the sun come up on a beautiful Tennessee morning as I circumnavigated the rather large corneld. I tell you, Ive had worse runs. The Hilton room was immaculate. Everything was in place. The shower pressure was not the greatest, but Ive come to understand that in most any hotel. The Do Drop Inn was clean. And it included a refrigerator that the fancy place did not. Course, I didnt bring any mayonnaise, cold drinks or Jimmy Dean sausage so the ice box was a non factor. Cathy would have pointed out the small tear in the carpet but I wasnt sleeping on the rug. Didnt either place give out chocolate mints, thank goodness! And neither would take the place of home, but the All American sure wore better on me. Respectfully, Kes HUNKER DOWN Kesley Colbert CRANKS MY TRACTOR BN Heard 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 See CRANKS A5

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Pd.Pol.Ad. TM 1-850-309-1996 shredit.com Send your letters to : LETTERS TO THE EDITOR P.O. Box 308 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 Fax: 850-227-7212 Email: tcroft@star.com Comments from our readers in the form of letters to the editor or a guest column are solicited and encouraged. A newspapers editorial page should be a forum where differing ideas and opinions are exchanged. All letters and guest columns must be signed and should include the address and phone number of the author. The street address and phone number are for verication and will not be published. Letters must be in good taste and The Star reserves the right to edit letters for correctness and style. CRANKS from page A4 He looked at me kind of funny, but kept on giving the specimen. I think I saw steam. My thinking was correct. The foil pie plate could be easily bent to form a spout that made the specimen easy to pour into a Mason jar. I put the specimen lled Mason jar into a brown paper lunch bag, labeled it Doolittle, and headed to the veterinarians ofce. It was a very difcult few days, but we nally got the results back. Doolittle didnt have Cushings disease. We celebrated by going through the trash together. The veterinarian seemed to think that a months worth of milk thistle would help my dogs system. If my dog was going to have to partake in this weed, I was going to do it with him. Now you know about the foil pie plate, the Mason jar, the brown bag and the milk thistle. Cushings disease is a serious condition, but it can be treated. Take care of your pets. Hopefully, rain on a tin roof will now hold new meaning for you. You can nd more stories at www.CranksMyTractor.com. Send your letters to : LETTERS TO THE EDITOR P.O. Box 308 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 Fax: 850-227-7212 Email: tcroft@star.com Comments from our readers in the form of letters to the editor or a guest column are solicited and encouraged. A newspapers editorial page should be a forum where differing ideas and opinions are exchanged. All letters and guest columns must be signed and should include the address and phone number of the author. The street address and phone number are for verication 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 H A RE Y O U R OPINION S Letters A5 | The Star Thursday, June 7, 2012 By JIM CLEMENTS Gov. Rick Scott recently appointed Bob Gill to another term as a designated commercial shing representative on the Gulf of Mexico Fisheries Management Council (Gulf Council). Just ve days later, Scott changed his mind and has refused to explain why. Rep. Steve Southerland supports the governors ipop, but also refuses to explain why Gill, the current council chairman, should no longer represent Floridas interests. Gill is from Crystal River, dead center of the shery. He is the only nominee who is in the commercial industry on a fulltime basis. Gov. Scotts amended preferred nominee, Juan John Sanchez, lives in Homestead and runs an oil company. Few in this region even know him. As it stands, Congressman Southerland and others outside the commercial industry support a recreational sherman and oil executive with no stake in the commercial shery. A recent article in the Florida Current suggests Southerland, the recreational shing congressman from Panama City, supports Gov. Scotts new choice and opposes the re-nomination of Gill. At the last four Gulf Council meetings, Southerland sent his staff members, at the taxpayers expense, to scout Gill and the council. His staff was seen videotaping Gill at a question and answer session. Southerland is doing everything in his power to destroy the commercial shery. He introduced an amendment to the commerce appropriations bill to defund future commercial quota programs that give the shermen the right to design and vote on these programs and their future. Southerland is rallying recreational sherman to oppose commercial quota programs. There are tens of thousands of recreational shermen who vote in congressional elections, and only a few hundred commercial shermen who vote. He is forgetting, or apparently does not care about, the consumers who want fresh Florida seafood. Now that Southerland has been exposed for his misguided selshness, it is these people he will have to face when he runs for re-election this fall. For Southerland to continue to insert big-government control to intervene in the local management of our sheries is a slap in the face to those of us that have actively participated in the local council process for many years. He seems determined to ruin the progress commercial shermen have made in the Gulf of Mexico. His actions are unfair to the 97.3 percent of Americans who do not own boats and cannot or do not wish to catch their own sh to eat. It is impractical for the vast majority of citizens to catch their own sh. For many, their only access to federal sheries is through the commercial industry, which currently catches only about half of the reef sh controlled by the Gulf Council. The rest are caught by the recreational sector, as well as the many species that are designated as sport sh and denied to the commercial sector and the American consumer. The situation gets worse when we consider that we face the Gulf oil spill remediation. This puts our businesses and the incredibly critical shery rebuilding programs at risk. Those programs are already paying dividends as we watch our shery get healthier and allowable catches for both commercial and recreational sectors increase each year. In light of the BP oil spill, do we really need a person who runs an oil company looking after our marine resources in the Gulf? Apparently Congressman Southerland thinks so. Out of 435 members of the House of Representatives, Steve Southerland was voted Ocean Enemy No. 1 by Ocean Champions, the rst national organization of its kind focused solely on the protection of oceans and ocean wildlife. We should all contact Gov, Scott, ask him to ignore Washingtons big-government pressure from the likes of Congressman Southerland, and once again nominate Bob Gill as his preferred recommendation to a seat on the Gulf Council. Jim Clements is a commercial sherman from Carrabelle. Dear Editor: Jim Clements lack of knowledge and misleading statements about the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council appointment process mirror his shortsightedness and awed rationale for supporting one of the most contentious and volatile sheries management plans ever conceived of catch shares! For starters, Gov. Rick Scott does not make appointments to any of the regional shery management councils. The Governor nominates qualied candidates to those positions and appointments are made by the Secretary of Commerce. John Sanchez, the Governors nal selection for a commercial seat on the Gulf council, is very wellknown to shermen throughout the State of Florida. John served as Executive Director to the Florida Keys Commercial Fishermens Association for ve years and also served on the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council from 1997-2000 providing representation for all Floridians and the Florida Keys, the largest commercial seaport in the State of Florida and in the Southeastern United States. Sanchez enjoys the support and endorsement of numerous commercial, recreational and charter shermen including Southeastern Fisheries Association, Southern Offshore Fishing Association, Panama City Boatmens Association, Recreational Fishing Alliance, National Association of Charterboat Operators, Florida Keys Commercial Fishermens Association and the Florida Guides Association, all of which have been in existence for more than 20 years and one as long as 60. Clements ignorance on catch shares issues is no less surprising. A contractor by trade, Clements is new to the commercial shing business and like others invested heavily in the controversial shery management scheme being sold by the Environmental Defense Fund with hopes of huge returns on investment based on cornering the market in the snapper/ grouper shery at the expense of generational shermen. In fact most of his shing income is a result of leasing the shares he presently owns. At the request of industry, Rep. Steve Southerland has stepped to the plate in Washington, D.C., to protect Florida shermen from catch shares programs being shoved down the throats of Americas shermen. Catch shares or variations thereof are wreaking havoc in New England and the negative effects are now being felt in the Gulf of Mexico. Synonymous with catch shares programs are irrefutable documentation of eet reduction and job loss, so severe, the State of Massachusetts and several cities are suing the federal government because of threats to their local economies. Further exacerbating the situation are the many millions of dollars being spent in Washington by the EDF pushing the catch shares concept including funding organizations like the ones Clements belongs to so they can lobby by proxy for EDF in Washington. EDF with no prior history of sheries management, but well-connected in D.C., claims catch shares are the panacea for all that ails our oceans. The reality is most of Americas sh stocks are in great shape with a relatively small number undergoing rebuilding regimens working so well that the National Marine Fisheries Service actually declared an end to over-shing in U.S. waters earlier this year. We, the groups trying to bring commercial and recreational shermen together for the good of the sh and shing industries, salute Scott for his nomination of John Sanchez to the Gulf Council and offer our sincere appreciation to Southerland for his support of all shermen and efforts to preserve the cultural heritage of our coastal communities. Sincerely, Bill Kelly, Florida Keys Commercial Fishermens Association Bob Zales, Panama City Boatmens Association & National Association of Charterboat Operators Tom Adams, Forgotten Coast chapter Recreational Fishing Alliance Bob Spaeth, Southern Offshore Fishing Association Pat Kelley, Florida Guides Association Bob Jones, Southeastern Fisheries Association American Legion says thanks Dear Editor: The American Legion Post 116 would like to thank the following businesses for their generous donations and support of the Wounded Warrior BBQ fundraiser that was Saturday, May 26, at Frank Pate Park in Port St. Joe: The Piggly Wiggly, El Governor Motel and RV Park, Sharons Caf, Fish House Restaurant, Pristine Pool and Spa Supply, Catheys Ace Hardware and Bay Breeze Antiques. We could not have had such a successful event without your help. American Legion Post 116 Dear Editor: Right now, a Senate Conference Committee is debating the nal version of the federal Transportation Bill. Senator Bill Nelson (Florida) is one of 14 members serving on this critical committee. There are a few bad amendments including how our utility companies dispose of their coal ash. Floridians need to ask for a clean transportation bill, which provides jobs and protects the states water supply from mercury, arsenic, chromium and other toxics in coal ash. Florida has 14 coal power plants producing more than 8 billion pounds of coal ash each year, and zero requirements for contamination prevention at coal ash landlls. Southports Lansing Smith Coal Plant dumps more than 130 million pounds of coal ash into unlined and unmonitored landlls. Senator Nelson, be a leader and protect the public and our economy over the utility companies. Kick out the coal ash provision NOW! Angelique Giraud Energy Community Organizer, Clean Water Action 561-672-7638 Forrest Hills Cemetery needs work Dear Editor: For the past 15 years or so, Elmer Green, Michael Lowry and I, with an occasional other combat veteran from VFW Post 10069, place American ags on the graves of veterans on Memorial Day. This year, I noticed the cemetery is in need of repair. Trees, bushes and weeds need to be trimmed. Trash needs to be picked up, overall a good cleanup. Some grave markers (headstones) need to be reset. A few graves need to replace or set a marker there to identify who is buried in that grave. To reset the grave markers, some dirt and a little muscle can replace the markers to a perfect setting. Unmarked graves could be identied with an inexpensive plastic marker with Name, Date of Birth and Date of Death. Possibly the city or county could use some prisoners to do this project or a civic or church organization could this on as a project. Forrest Hills is a beautiful cemetery and nal resting place, do not let it decline. If we have failed to place a ag on your loved ones veterans grave, please let me know so we can correct this next year. Call me at 647-3240. David E. Kelly, Jr. Sgt. Major, U.S. Army Retired St. Joe Beach Sen. Nelson: kick coal ash out of Transportation Bill Big government must butt out of local sheries An answer from the vast majority

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Coupon Expires: 6-30-12 FREE EYE EXAM CODE: PJ00 Darren Payne, M.D. Board Certified Eye Physician and Cataract Surgeon Lee Mullis, M.D. Board Certified Eye Physician and Cataract Surgeon Todd Robinson, M.D. Board Certified Eye Physician and Cataract Surgeon Local A6 | The Star Thursday, June 7, 2012 10, and Mary Margaret, six, attend Port St. Joe Elementary. Melissa is the owner of Josephs Cottage, a retail store in downtown Port St. Joe and Patrick is the owner of Gulf Coast Property Services, both local small businesses. Melissa graduated with a bachelors degree in Fine Arts in Art Education from Valdosta State University. She has served on the Board of Directors for the Gulf County Chamber of Commerce (2009-2011) and the Gulf County School Calendar Committee (2010-2012). The Farrells are active members of First United Methodist Church in Port St. Joe. The time is right for me to serve the citizens of Gulf County and bring energy and passion to the School Board for the education and well-being of the children of our community, Farrell said. WOOD from page A1 FARRELL from page A1 for more than 40 years, Linda has two children, Edward and Catherine, and three beautiful grandchildren all of whom were or currently are being educated by the Gulf County School System. Growing up in Port St. Joe, she had the unique opportunity to participate in all aspects of our schools. After graduating from Port St. Joe High School and Florida State University, Linda came home and taught English for 13 years at both the primary and secondary levels. Raising her children here then gave her the extremely valuable point of view as a parent in the system. Finally, Linda sought a way to make a difference in the schools she grew up in, worked in, and loved by running for school board office. I thank you for the extraordinary opportunity that this community has given me to serve you as a school board member, Wood said. In Lindas 12 years of service, she had been Chairman of the School Board twice and with more than 500 hours of training has earned the status as a Florida School Board Association certified board member. Using her training and years of experience as an educator, parent and school board member, Linda Wood continues to diligently work to better our schools for all students in Gulf County. Since her election in 2000, Linda has donated funding for a college scholarship, Student Government leadership camps, cultural enrichment and CFES (College for Every Student). She has worked on the National School Board Association Pre-K Committee, the Florida Textbook Evaluation Committee, and served as a member of the Gulf County Substance Abuse Coalition. Both the variety and longevity of her experiences make Linda Wood uniquely qualified to continue what is important to her and to all of us who want a better future for our students. In Lindas own words, Its ALL about the kids.

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Local The Star| A7 Thursday, June 7, 2012 new, fresh perspective, Warriner said. Shes go ing to put us on the map. Warriner reported Jen kins will review the open assistant director position upon beginning work as well as the need for a mar keting service provider. He said the three propos als collected from market ing firms have been re jected by county attorney Don Butler, in hope that Jenkins experience in marketing will cease the need to contract with an outside agency. In other personnel mat ters, the TDC also voted to terminate all Memo randums of Understand ing (MOUs) with the in dependent event planning company Statecraft. A motion was made by the TDC marketing sub committee to recommend the board sever ties with Statecraft due to nonper formance at a meeting May 3. This is the first time the full board has met to discuss the issue. County Attorney Jer emy Novak said the TDC will need to terminate the contracts the same way they entered into them, by way of the BOCC. Warriner said the board also needs to find out the status of TDC funding for events proposed by State craft which were later cancelled. Four of the seven events outlined in a se ries of MOUs entered with Statecraft owner Amber Davis last October were cancelled due to last min ute planning issues. Da vis has collected portions of planning fees for the cancelled events, as each contract specified half of the contracting fee to be paid up front. Because the TDC owns the events, Warriner re quested the county con vene an audit to review Statecrafts work product and find out the status of the funds. We dont know what weve got so far, Warriner said. We may feel weve gotten our moneys worth, we may not. The board motioned to review Statecrafts work product before the next BOCC meeting June 12 in order to bring the issue before the board. Jack Kerigan of Ker igan Marketing attended the meeting to answer any questions about a new se ries of marketing projects including the purchase of Google key words, print ads, television spots on Beach T.V. and a series of YouTube videos to pro mote the area. The BOCC approved the marketing projects on an emergency basis at their meeting May 22 so the TDC didnt miss out on valuable marketing during its interim period without a director. Fourth of July cele bration and reworks John Parker made a presentation to the board on behalf of the Downtown Business Association about an event they hope to organize for the Fourth of July, which will feature a bicycle parade, apple pie baking contest, and many other family-friendly ac tivities in downtown Port St. Joe. He approached the board for event support and said the event would be contingent on whether or not there will be a re works display in Port St. Joe. The county and TDC have each budgeted $5,000 for July 4 reworks, but still is waiting for a re sponse from the city on whether they also will be contributing $5,000 to fund the display. At the last Port St. Joe City Commission meeting, the board was not in favor of contributing, but hoped the TDC would solely fund the show as it did last year. We all decided last year that it shouldnt be funded by any one entity, said TDC board member and County Commissioner Warren Yeager. Were al most to June and weve got a month. We need to get someone contracted. Yeager volunteered to reach out to Port St. Joe City Manager Jim Ander son for funding. The board motioned to take on the project if the city rejected with only the $10,000 in contribution from the county and TDC. on May 5, and again as the valedictorian of the We wahitchka High Class of 2012 on May 26, with a 4.3 weighted and 4.0 unweight ed grade point average. Gerber has been on the education fast-track since the 8th grade when he jumped in head rst by taking two high school math courses, geometry and algebra in order to get ahead. I took algebra and ge ometry in 8th grade and it just grew from there, Ger ber said. I started to get ahead really quickly. Gerber took dual en rollment to the next level during his high school ca reer, taking his rst college course at Gulf Coast during the summer after his fresh man year. One course in particu lar, introduction to criminal justice, really resonated with Gerber, who now plans on pursuing a degree in Criminal Intelligence from Florida State University in Panama City. He said he hopes to one day be an investigator for a federal agency, such as the U.S. Marshals Service or the Federal Bureau of Investigation. I opened up a lot of classes my 10th grade year, Gerber said. I just started taking classes to get ahead. Gerber said graduating high school is not some thing he is nervous about. Ive already been through Gulf Coast gradu ation, so Ive already been through the walking part, Gerber said before his high school graduation ceremony last week. Although he was ab sent for most of the Wewa hitchka High school day his senior year, he made an effort to stay engaged in student life as a mem ber of the Student Govern ment Association and the National Honor Society, and also through sports, such as cross country, track and basketball. He said he owes his success in academics to his parents, who have al ways supported him in his endeavors. Theyre tough, Ger ber said of his parents; his mother, Debbie Ger ber, teaches computer and technology classes at WHS and always encour aged her son to challenge himself. Gerber said his success in the dual enrollment pro gram through Gulf County Schools has also saved a lot of money in college tuition costs. High School students qualify for free college credit through the dual enrollment program. Its definitely saved a lot of money, he said. Gerber started at Gulf Coast when he was 15 years old, and admitted he was a bit out of place at first. Id be in class some times with some 60 and 70-year-olds, he said. But with the support of his teachers and family, Gerber ultimately paved a road to success at Gulf Coast. I cant just name one (teacher), Gerber said. Theyve all helped me along the way. With a graduating class of only about 60 students, Gerber said he and his classmates have grown close over the years, and seeing them on a regular basis will be what he misses most about high school. Im going to miss see ing everyone Ive known, that Ive grown up with, Gerber said. I know pret ty much all of my class mates. Most people are staying here in town. His advice to high school students thinking about dual enrollment was pretty matter-of-fact. Try it at first and see if its for you, Gerber said. And start at an early age if you can. Gerber hopes to be done with college by 2014 and then maybe pursue a masters degree, but hes not sure yet. He is, after all, only 18. GULF COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD Announces its policy for Free and Reduced-Price Meals for students under the NATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH AND BREAKFAST PROGRAMS Any interested person may review a copy of the policy by contacting DUANE MCFARLAND 850-229-8256 OR 850-639-2871 Household size and income criteria will be used to determine eligibility. An application can not be approved unless it contains complete eligibility information. Application forms are being sent to all homes with a letter to parents or guardians. To apply for Free or Reduced-Price Meals, households must complete the appli Households that receive SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) or TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) are required to list on the ap plication only the childs name, SNAP/TANF case number, and signature of adult household member. Households with children who are considered migrants, homeless, or runaway should contact the district liaison Deborah Crosby at 850-229-6940. For the purpose of determining household size, deployed service members are considered a part of the household. Families should include the names of the de ployed service members on their application. Report only that portion of the deployed service members income made available to them or on their behalf to the family. Additionally, a housing allowance that is part of the Military Housing Privatization Initiative is not to be included as income. All other households must provide the following information listed on the application: each household member; number. If a household member becomes unemployed or if the household size changes, the school should be contacted. Children of parents or guardians who become unemployed should also contact the school. Under the provisions of the Free and Reduced-Price meal policy DUANE MCFARLAND Jim Norton, Superintendent 150 Middle School Rd. Port St. Joe, FL 32456 850-229-8256 or 850-639-2871 Unless indicated otherwise on the application, the information on the Free and Reduced-Price Meal application may be used by the school system in determining eligibility for other educational programs. FLORIDA INCOME ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES FOR FREE AND REDUCED-PRICE MEALS Effective from July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2013 To determine annual income: Remember Local The Star| A7 Thursday, June 7, 2012 TDC from page A1 HIGH SCHOOL from page A1

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Good sized sh are coming out of 60ft of water in the M.B.A.R.A. number is Mexico Beach. Most of these sh will not be here long, so catch them during the week days before the weekend traf c is at its highest. Inshore Offshore Blacks island and Pig Island are producing great trout catches this month so far. Good ounder can be had at Towns Beach area when the tides and winds are right for gigging. Some smaller trout and Spanish mackerel are coming in at the sea wall in the St. Joe Marina, but the big kings have moved out to sea. Fishing Depot creek should be productive if Shellcraker is your sh. Good numbers of shellcraker, painted bream, and smaller bass are being caught right now. Lake Wimico is also producing good shellcraker and bass on the early bite. SPONSORED BY Special to The Star TALLAHASSEE, Fla. Well into the wee hours of the night teams of scientists from across the Southeastern United States waited and watched as bats in the Apalachicola National Forest swooped down to feed on their insect prey only to be captured in sheer mist nets. The scienti c teams along with U.S. Forest Service Wildlife Biologists conducted bat surveys to test for white-nose syndrome and general bat healthiness throughout the region. Dubbed Bat Blitz, the ve-day event was hosted by the Florida Bat Working Group, which partnered with the U.S. Forest Service, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the University of Florida Were mapping the locations of where each species was captured to learn about which forest types and water types each species is associated with here in the Panhandle. Then well pick apart the bat guano under a microscope to determine which insects each bat species is feeding on, said Assistant Professor Holly Ober of the University of Florida Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation. As scientists expected, so far bat testing has conrmed a very low probability of local bats being affected by white-nose syndrome a condition linked to the deaths of more than a million hibernating bats. According to U.S. Fish and Wildlife, despite the continuing search to nd the source of this condition by numerous laboratories and state and federal biologists, the cause of the bat deaths remains unknown. Each night, 12 teams of ve biologists spread out across the forest and surveyed bats in places bats were expected to be feeding. Because bats are active at night, few people see them, and even fewer understand or appreciate their importance in our daily lives, said Micah Thorning, wildlife biologist for the U.S. Forest Service. For example, as the primary consumers of ying insects, bats play a crucial role in insect control. The survey netted 246 bats of eight different species with the maximum number of bats caught at one site totaling 57. The most widespread species caught were the Seminole Bat, Evening Bat, Red Bat, and Southeastern Bat, but rarer species such as the Tricolored Bat, Big Brown Bat, Ra nesques Bigeared Bat, and Brazilian Free-tailed Bat were also captured and tested. The Southeastern Bat Diversity Network helps facilitate Bat Blitz each year. In 1998 they hosted the rst ever Bat Blitz in Tenn. Planning for a Bat Blitz takes a lot of time and effort. Most states begin planning 1.5 to 2 years in advance. We began a bit late, so we have been working feverishly for the past eight months, said Ober. We were able to pull it off only because of the dedication of a core group of individuals from the Florida Bat Working Group an organization composed of local, state and federal agencies along with private entities. For more bat facts and information visit www.batcon.org/. Special to The Star By lling out a survey card or making a phone call, anglers can provide Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission biologists valuable information about red snapper and other reef sh. Biologists distribute survey cards year-round to anglers at public areas, including boat ramps, shing piers and marinas along the Gulf coast of Florida, to gather information about shing trips targeting red snapper. This information includes where a red snapper is caught and released, the type of shing equipment used, the size of the sh and its condition when released. Fisheries researchers and managers use the data from these reported catchand-release trips to assess the status of this important recreational shery. Anyone shing for red snapper in Florida, or anglers who reel one in at any time of year, can also request a postage-paid survey card in the mail by emailing their name and address to FishStats@MyFWC.com. To download a data sheet, visit MyFWC.com/Research/Saltwater, click on Recreational Fisheries and select the article FWC Enlists Anglers to Assist Reef Fish Studies. Another way for anglers to help researchers is with a quick phone call to report reeling in a tagged reef sh. FWC biologists have been tagging and releasing reef sh such as snapper and grouper in the Gulf of Mexico since 2009 to evaluate sh survival after recreational anglers catch and release these species. The yellow or orange tags are near the dorsal n of the sh, and each tag has a unique number printed on the side. FWC researchers ask anglers to report tagged sh to the Angler Tag Return Hotline at 800-367-4461. When calling the hotline, anglers should indicate the species, tag number, date and time of capture, catch location, sh length, type of bait used and whether the sh was kept or released. If the sh is released, the angler should leave the tag in place. With every report of a tagged sh, researchers gain a better understanding of the rate of survival after these sh are released. Anglers receive free T-shirts for reporting a sh tagged as part of this project. For more information on recreational sheries research and to nd other ways to help, visit MyFWC. com/Research/Saltwater and click on Recreational Fisheries. Special to The Star The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is considering permanently adding two weeks to the end of the recreational season for bay scallops and it is asking the public to take this short survey to determine interest in the potential change. The survey will be available until June 6 at www.surveymonkey. com/s/ZGB6R7D. The survey is also available at MyFWC.com/ Fishing by clicking on Saltwater. Oyster harvest now includes weekends Special to The Star Starting June 1, Apalachicola oysters can be commercially harvested seven days a week throughout the year. Previously, commercial harvest was not allowed on Fridays and Saturdays from June 1 through Aug. 31 and on Saturdays and Sundays from Sept. 1 through Nov. 15. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission approved this change at its February 2012 meeting. This increased harvesting opportunity comes in response to public health management changes made by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services in 2010. These changes significantly reduced the number of hours available for harvest each day during the warmer months of the year. The sevenday work week will allow Apalachicola Bay oyster harvesters the ability to make up for time lost harvesting. This action by FWC was supported by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. To learn more about the commercial oyster harvest, visit MyFWC. com/Fishing and click on Saltwater Fishing, Commercial and then Oyster. Anglers can help catch data on red snapper Scientists release bat survey results PHOTO BY PORTER LIBBY The Ra nesques Big-eared Bat examined here by Ecologist Gary Libby on the Apalachicola National Forest was one of two of its kind caught during Bat Blitz. The Ra nesques Big-eared Bat is listed as one of the Regional Foresters Sensitive Species and is a rare nd on the National Forests in Florida. PHOTO BY PORTER LIBBY This Seminole Bat caught by Ecologist Gary Libby on the Apalachicola National Forest was one of several bats examined during Bat Blitz. The Seminole Bat is a medium sized bat that grows up to 4.5 long with a wingspan of up to 12 inches and can weigh up to half an ounce. PHOTO BY SUSAN BLAKE | U.S. Forest Service. Right: Ecologist Gary Libby and his team members examine a bat caught on the Apalachicola National Forest during Bat Blitz. FWC polling recreational bay scallop harvesters Apalachicola oyster harvest

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By TIM CROFT 227-7827 | @PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com Since leaving Port St. Joe High School in 2009 Tyrone Dawson covered the bases and earned a title ring. Dawson, who will be entering his nal year of collegiate eligibility this fall as he prepares to enroll at Lemoyne Owen College in Memphis, Tenn., has earned honors while helping Chipola College win a state title and earn a berth in the national title while also earning a championship ring this past season at Toccoa Falls (GA) College. Toccoa Falls is a Division II school in the National Christian Collegiate Athletics Association and last month won its second consecutive national title. Dawson proudly displayed the ring during a recent interview, carefully retrieving it from its box to showcase its bling. I love winning, I have always loved winning, it really is as simple as that, Dawson said. It was a great experience with a great bunch of guys. Dawson, playing primarily center eld, hit .379 for Toccoa Falls, including 13 doubles and three home runs, driving in 31 runs and scoring 24. He was successful on 10 of his 11 base-stealing attempts. He nished with an on-base percentage of .455. After two years of college experience, Dawson also showed some of his leadership skills honed behind the plate and under center at Port St. Joe. I like to be that guy that other guys come to for advice or just a pump up, Dawson said. I want guys to look to me for positive reaction and feedback. For Dawson to be holding any of that hardware displayed across a table last week three years removed from high school is itself a lesson in perseverance and hard work. Dawson was the starting quarterback for the Tiger Sharks his senior year and also played catcher for the Port St. Joe High baseball team that reached the regional nal. Dawson was a leader and heady player, but he was also small and undersized for football and needed meat on bone even to move to the next level in baseball. His break came courtesy of Rick Williams, the local athletic trainer employed with Tallahassee Orthopedic Clinic. Williams, who lives in Port St. Joe, can be seen on athletic elds and hardcourts throughout the school year. Williams knew the staff of Chipola College well and asked an assistant coach to give Dawson a look. Chipola was coming off a national JUCO title season. I went on a visit and had a workout and I liked the school, I liked the coaches and I liked the surroundings, Dawson said. Dawson was behind the plate in a primarily reserve role in his freshman year but blossomed under the tutelage of Coach Jeff Johnson and some work in the weight room. Coming out of high school I was pretty small and they really got me in the weight room, Dawson said. The coaching I had there was unbelievable. Just the coaching and the trust they put in their players. It was unreal. When I left there was the point that I thought I could really play ball at the college level. Dawson also had a new position. His sophomore year at Chipola, Dawson was moved to center eld. The move took some getting used to. I always was the one who liked to have control of the game, as with playing catcher. You feel like you are in control of the game, Dawson said. But when it came to the pros and cons of moving, it was an easy transition. Reading balls in the outeld, covering ground, I really felt better chasing balls and there are ways to be in control in the eld and at the plate. Dawsons second season at Chipola ended with the Indians taking the state JUCO title and nishing fth in the nation. Dawson was named to the All-Tournament Team in the Florida JUCO tournament. The NCCCAA World Series proved another showcase for Dawson, who was approached by an assistant from Owen, a traditionally black college. He saw me play a lot at Toccoa and he talked to me for, like, an hour and a half, about baseball, life, everything and he offered me a scholarship, Dawson said. Dawson was a walk-on his rst year at Chipola and had a partial ride the second. Toccoa Falls does not offer scholarships but Dawson was eligible for several grants. They are going to help me become a better player. They want me to move back to catcher and stay there and be in charge of the game. Dawson is also on track for a bachelors degree in Psychology and hopes to be involved with mentoring young people after graduation. I want to work with kids, thats what it is for me, helping kids, Dawson. Dawson is offering youngsters tutoring in the basic skills of baseball during the summer. Anyone interested should call 340-1296. WEEKLY ALMANAC ST.JO SE PH B AY AP ALAC HI C O LA B AY W ES T PASS TI DE T ABLES M O N TH LY AVERAGES To nd the tides of the following areas, subtract the indicated times from these given for APALACHICOLA: HIGH LOW Cat P oint Minus 0:40 Minus 1:17 East P ass Minus 0:27 Minus 0:27 To nd the tides of the following areas, subtract the indicated times from those given for CARRABELLE: HIGH LOW Bald P oint Minus 9:16 Minus 0:03 Sponsor the WEEKLY ALMANAC Call T oday! 227-7847 Date H igh Low % P recip T hu, June 7 86 72 40 % Fri, June 8 88 72 40 % Sat, June 9 87 73 40 % Sun, June 10 86 74 40 % Mon, June 11 87 73 60 % T ues, June 12 87 74 20 % Wed, June 13 89 75 30 % 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 15 Tu 815am 1.1 451pm 0.4 16 We 804am 1.3 514pm 0.2 17 Th 811am 1.4 545pm 0.0 18 Fr 830am 1.6 619pm -0.1 19 Sa 856am 1.7 659pm -0.1 20 Su 927am 1.8 743pm -0.2 21 Mo 1002am 1.8 830pm -0.2 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 15 Tu 1225am 1.0 1212pm 1.3 620am 0.7 736pm 0.3 16 We 208am 1.0 1237pm 1.3 706am 0.9 824pm 0.1 17 Th 324am 1.0 102pm 1.3 749am 1.0 908pm 0.0 18 Fr 422am 1.1 127pm 1.4 828am 1.1 947pm -0.1 19 Sa 510am 1.2 154pm 1.4 905am 1.2 1023pm -0.2 20 Su 550am 1.2 225pm 1.5 939am 1.2 1057pm -0.2 21 Mo 625am 1.2 258pm 1.5 1012am 1.2 1128pm -0.2 PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA SP O RTS www.starfl.com Thursday, June 7, 2012 A Page 9 Section Star Staff Report All-Pro Soccer, will be holding two Summer Soccer Camps in the area, on Monday-Friday, June 1115. The rst will be sponsored by the Gulf County Soccer Boosters and be held at the Port St Joe Soccer Complex from 9-11:30 a.m. (ET) on those dates. On those same dates, the Callaway Arsensal Soccer Club will be hosting the camp from 4-6:30 p.m. (CT) at the Callaway Sports Complex. Both camps will be supervised by former professional player and coach, Gary Hindley. Coach Hindley, a 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 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 noon 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. The Port St. Joe Junior/Senior High School varsity cheerleaders will be hosting a Cheer Camp for all children ages 3 through the fifth grade. Registration is $35. The camp will be held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. ET on July 16-18 at Oak Grove Assembly of God Church. There will be a Pep Rally at 11:30 a.m. on July 18 to showcase the skills learned. Youth will learn motion and jumps technique, two cheers, two chants, sideline dance and Xtreme routine. Snacks will be provided but each child will be responsible for a packed lunch. Registrations forms may be picked up and/or turned in at the school office or any varsity cheerleader. T-shirts will be given to those registered by July 1. For any questions contact Lindsay Williams at lwilliams@gulf.K12.fl.us. Star Staff Report The Ladies Golf Association of St Joseph Bay Golf Club nished up its year with an Awards Luncheon. Numerous prizes were given out. During the year on Thursday mornings the ladies play various types of golf games and challenges with a payout each week but with accumulation of points that go for the annual prize. This year the A Division went to Faye Chadbourn, B Division to Pat Hardman and C Division to Christine Smith. The Most Improved player in terms of reduction of her handicap was Penelope Evanoff. During the year the ladies turn in any birdie (one shot under par) they made to be tallied. This year the Most Birdies accumulated during the year in the A Division was won by Ethel Bardsley, B Division won by Pat Hardman and C Division by Eda Ruth Taylor. The Ladies also play Ringers throughout the year on Thursday mornings and get to replace any score on a hole with a better one each week. The big winners here were A Division-Ethel Bardsley, B Division-Geri McCarthy and C Division Eda Ruth Taylor. In addition to Thursday play many of the LGA members play on Saturday morning and engage in an ongoing Cat Fight which calculates Swinger Points each week based on your score and your handicap. This means someone with a high handicap who plays well may beat out a low handicap player on any given day so everyone can enjoy the challenge and have a chance to win. There is a payout each Saturday and any club member with an established handicap can play on any Saturday without having to play every Saturday. There is a running total of accumulated Swinger Points with the grand prize given out at the Annual Awards Luncheon. Penelope Evanoff came in rst, Pat Hardman came in second, followed closely by Faye Chadbourne in third place. The Ladies Golf Association still plays during the summer so we encourage any lady golfers to come out to St Joseph Bay Golf Club and join us for a round on Thursday morning. We have all levels of handicaps so come on out. Call the Pro Shop 227-1751 for more information. Special to The Star Come out and support the Lady Tiger Sharks as they wash cars this Saturday, June 9, at Advance Auto Parts in Port St Joe. The donations only car wash will be held from 9 a.m. until approximately 1 p.m. ET. Proceeds will help support the teams effort to attend a team camp this summer as well as other costs for the team. Like us on Facebook. The team has a Facebook page at www.facebook.com/TigerSharkVolleyball. Keep up to date with all the team happenings and news by visiting us on Facebook. Conditioning will begin in July and our Florida State University team camp is also in July. Check the team page on Facebook or on the Port St Joe Jr./ Sr. High School website at psjhs-gcs.schoolloop. com/volleyball. Dawsons career arc rarely higher TIM CROFT | The Star Tyrone Dawson, a 2009 graduate of Port St. Joe High School, shows some of the hardware he has won since leaving Port St. Joe, including (center, front) a championship ring from the recent National Christian Collegiate Athletics Association World Series. SUMMER SOCCER CAMPS Ladies Golf Association holds annual awards luncheon Free golf lessons for students this June JUNIOR SUMMER CHEER CAMP PSJ HIGH VOLLEYBALL NEWS I love winning, I have always loved winning, it really is as simple as that. It was a great experience with a great bunch of guys. Tyrone Dawson

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2011 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report City of Wewahitchka We are pleased to announce that our drinking water meets all federal and state requirements. Were pleased to present to you this years Annual Water Quality Report. This report is designed to inform you about the quality water and services we deliver to you every day. Our constant goal is to provide you with a safe and dependable supply of drinking water. We want you to understand the efforts we make to continually improve the water treatment process and protect our water resources. We are committed to ensuring the quality of your water. Our water source is ground water from two wells. The wells draw from the Floridan Aquifer. Because of the excellent In 2011 the Department of Environmental Protection performed a Source Water Assessment on our system and a search of the data sources indicated no potential sources of contamination near If you have any questions about this report or concerning your water utility, please contact Don Minchew at (850)-639-2605. We encourage our valued customers to be informed about their water utility. If you want to learn more, please attend any of our regularly scheduled meetings. They are held on the second and forth Monday of each month at 6:30 PM at City Hall. City of Wewahitchka routinely monitors for contaminants in your drinking water according to Federal and State laws, rules, and regulations. Except where indicated otherwise, this report is based on the results of our monitoring for the period of January 1 to December 31, 2011. Data obtained before January 1, 2011, and presented in this report are from the most recent testing done in accordance with the laws, rules, and regulations. Maximum Contaminant Level or MCL: The highest level of a contaminant that is allowed in drinking water. MCLs are set as close to the MCLGs as feasible using the best available treatment technology. Maximum Contaminant Level Goal or MCLG: The level of a contaminant in drinking water below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MCLGs allow for a margin of safety Action Level (AL): The concentration of a contaminant which, if exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirements that a water system must follow. Maximum residual disinfectant level or MRDL: The highest level of a disinfectant allowed in drinking water. There is convincing evidence that addition of a disinfectant is necessary for control of microbial contaminants. Maximum residual disinfectant level goal or MRDLG: of the use of disinfectants to control microbial contaminants. Parts per million (ppm) or Milligrams per liter (mg/l) one part by weight of analyte to 1 million parts by weight of the water sample. Parts per billion (ppb) or Micrograms per liter (g/l) one part by weight of analyte to 1 billion parts by weight of the water sample. Picocurie per liter (pCi/L) measure of the radioactivity in water Initial Distribution System Evaluation (IDSE): An important part of the Stage 2 Disinfection Byproducts Rule (DBPR). The IDSE is a one-time study conducted by water systems to identify distribution system locations with high concentrations of trihalomethanes (THMs) and haloacetic acids (HAAs). Water systems will use results from the IDSE, in conjunction with their Stage 1 DBPR compliance monitoring data, to select compliance monitoring locations for the Stage 2 DBPR. ND means not detected and indicates that the substance was not found by laboratory analysis. If present, elevated levels of lead can cause serious health problems, especially for pregnant women and young children. Lead in drinking water is primarily from materials and components associ ated with service lines and home plumbing. City of Wewahitchka is responsible for providing high quality drinking water, but cannot control the variety of materials used in plumbing components. If you are concerned about lead in your water, you may wish to have your water tested. Information on lead in drinking water, testing methods, and steps you can take to minimize exposure is The sources of drinking water (both tap water and bottled water) include rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, reservoirs, springs, and wells. As water travels over the surface of the land or through the ground, it dissolves naturally occurring minerals and, in some cases, radioactive material, and can pick up substances resulting from the presence of animals or from human activity Contaminants that may be present in source water include: (A) Microbial contaminants, such as viruses and bacteria, which may come from sewage treatment plants, septic systems, agricultural livestock operations, and wildlife. (B) Inorganic contaminants, such as salts and metals, which can be naturally-occurring or result from urban stormwater runoff, industrial or domestic wastewater discharges, oil and gas production, mining, or farming. (C) Pesticides and herbicides, which may come from a variety of sources such as agriculture, urban stormwater runoff, and residential uses. (D) Organic chemical contaminants, including synthetic and volatile organic chemicals, which are by-products of industrial processes and petroleum production, and can also come from gas stations, urban stormwater runoff, and septic systems. (E) Radioactive contaminants, which can be naturally occurring or be the result of oil and gas production and mining activities. In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, the EPA prescribes regulations, which limit the amount of certain contaminants in water provided by public water systems. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations establish limits for contaminants in bottled water, which must provide the same protection for public health. Drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants. The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that the water poses a health risk. More information about contaminants and potential health effects can be obtained by calling the Environmental Protection Agencys Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1-800-426-4791. Thank you for allowing us to continue providing your family with clean, quality water this year. In order to maintain a safe and dependable water supply, we sometimes need to make improve Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general population. Immuno-compromised persons such as persons with cancer undergoing chemo therapy, persons who have undergone organ transplants, people with HIV/AIDS or other immune system disorders, some elderly, and infants can be particularly at risk from infections. These people should seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers. EPA/CDC guidelines on appropriate means to lessen the risk of infection by Cryptosporidium and other microbiological contaminants are available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800-426-4791). We at City of Wewahitchka would like you to understand the efforts we make to continually improve the water treatment process and protect our water resources. We are committed to insuring the quality of your water. If you have any questions or concerns about the information provided, please feel free to call any of the numbers listed. Local A10 | The Star Thursday, June 7, 2012

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Star Staff Report Country music star Aaron Tippin will headline this years Florida Scallop and Music Festival, which will celebrate its 16th year in August. The Gulf County Chamber of Commerce hosts the festival, which brings arts and crafts, music and, the guest of honor, the Gulfs famous scallops. The festival will be held Aug. 3-4 at George Core Park in Port St Joe. A weekend of fun with attractions from local businesses and regional food at an inexpensive price gives the Southeast an easy way to experience the best of the Port St. Joe and Gulf County area while supporting the economy and experiencing the culture of Floridas Gulf area. The kickoff on Aug. 3, a Friday, will include an all-day Merchant Sidewalk Sale, where local vendors and artists will showcase their wares and talents in historic downtown. The gates to the Scallop and Music Festival open at 5 p.m. ET, with a variety of vendors on hand, and the music cranks up at 6 p.m. ET. Reed Waddle, who just released his new album this year, Creature of the Heart, will begin the nights music, followed by Port St. Joes The Bo Spring Band. The festivities continue the next day beginning at 11 a.m. ET. A variety of vendors will serve scallops as well as refreshing snacks and meals. Guests also can shop at a host of craft vendors throughout the day and pick up one-of-a-kind souvenirs or maybe some merchandise from one of the many musical artists. At 5 p.m. ET, the Tallahassee band 19 South and Hits and Grins, which consists of a trio of talented writers from Nashville, will take the stage. Songs by the songwriters in Hits and Grins have been recorded by George Strait, Alabama, Reba McEntire, Colt Ford and many more. Bring a chair or a blanket early to prepare for the festivals headliner Aaron Tippin who made his reputation with such hard-core honky-tonk performances as Working Mans Ph. D., Kiss This, and There Aint Nothing Wrong With The Radio. There will be fun for all ages on both days, with a special Kids Zone, COMMUNITY www.starfl.com Thursday, June 7, 2012 B Page 1 Section Special to the Star The folks at the Cape San Blas Lighthouse want visitors and locals to know they are not closed. But with the arrival of summer, hours of operation are changing. The Lighthouse will be open Wednesday through Sunday each week. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday (until 6 p.m. if busy); and 1-5 p.m. on Sunday. The tower will close 15 minutes before the gift shop. Come out and see the Lighthouse. For more information, call 229-1151 or email Beverly at: www.csblighthouselady2008@gmail.com Special to The Star Pam Nobles students will trip the light fantastic in a double-barreled dance recital Saturday, June 9, at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. at the Dixie Theatre in Apalachicola. Acclaimed dancer and choreographer Scott Benson returns for the 31st annual event. Tickets are $8 pre-sale or $10 at the door. Call 6538078. Doors open 45 minutes before each show. Dazzling dancers in the Shop Till You Drop theme include scholarship recipients Erin White, $2,000, and Montez Walker, $200. White and Walker will dazzle in Shopping for Shoes, with dancers Brooke Moore, Jackie Collinsworth, Amber Henning and Megan Gannon. The pair also will show off their star quality in other blockbuster numbers including The Dance Shop, Money for the Mall and CD Store FYE. White, who has studied dance with Pam Nobles Studio for 14 years, graduated from Port St. Joe High School with honors this past May. She was an active member in Mu Alpha Theta and National Honor Society and was senior class president. She plans to attend Troy University and major in business with a minor in Spanish. She will continue dance throughout college and hopes to join the Troy University Dance Team. Bensons dance career of more than 30 years has taken him all over the world to choreograph and perform with such artists as Michael Jackson, Pink, Aerosmith, Alice Cooper, Madonna, Sting, John Travolta, Bruce Willis, Tom Selleck, Paula Abdul, Reba McEntire and Tom Hanks, to name a few. He has been both in front of and behind the camera in countless television shows and commercials, including Scrubs, Jay Leno, The Academy Awards, The Super Bowl, Sea Doo/Ski Doo, Ebay, Hurley and Visa. Some of his lm credits include Pirates of the Caribbean, Forrest Gump, Perfect and The Mask. Local celebrities getting into glittering footwork in Western Wear, include County Commissioner Noah Lockley, Superintendent Nina Marks, School Board Member Teresa Ann Martin, and candidates Cliff Carroll, LIGHTHOUSE SUMMER HOURS Nobles dancers Shop Til You Drop! Special to the Star Aaron Tippin performs for troops during a recent appearance. Tippin to headline festival See FESTIVAL B6 See NOBLES B6 By TIM CROFT 227-7827 | @PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com Billy Joe Bush remembered the coin as a child. The copper/brass trinket, which is only a bit larger than a quarter, was the kind of ephemera that young boys through generations have always played with. But somehow, nearly 74 years later, Bush still had the boys plaything, and he recently presented that commemorative coin which marked the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Florida Constitution in old St. Joseph to the city of Port St. Joe as it prepares for another anniversary of the signing of Floridas founding document later this year. Bush also provided what the folks in the antique business call a bit of provenance to round out a display of the coin in its original box; census reports from Highland View showing the birth of Bush and his sister, Glenda (mistakenly identi ed as a son), as well as a yellowed, fraying copy of the Klarion newspaper that used to be the paper of the paper mill founded in 1938. The story of the trinkets path was winding. As much as research can show by reviewing archived editions of The Star newspaper is that the coin likely was distributed as part of a four-day extravaganza the city tossed to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Florida Constitution. The four days, as reported by the newspaper, were full of entertainment, from a circus to sharp shooting demonstrations to bands and dancing. An amusement zone was open for children every day. Dignitaries from around the state ocked to Port St. Joe and its newest edition, the Centennial Building, nished just days before the centennial event. The paper gushed about the beautiful new building, its expansive grounds and ne marble monument honoring those who signed Floridas Constitution. Bushs trinket was likely, though not conclusively, distributed during those four days in December. Bush theorized his father, James R. Bush, who worked at the Power House of the St. Joseph Paper Company, which had begun operations in 1938, might have been given the coin along with all other employees of the plant. Bush only remembers a personal signi cance he was born in October 1938, the year of the centennial, and therefore his birth year is stamped on the front of the coin, beneath a rendering of the Centennial Monument. (In another bit of coincidence, Bush shared a birthday with his father, Oct. 10) A token of history See COIN B6 Coin ignites memories and mystery Photo courtesy of Bill Bush This coin, celebrating the centennial of the adoption of the Florida Constitution in St. Joseph, was recently donated, along with other period documentation, by Bill Bush.

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OF THE WEEK PET St. Joseph Bay Humane Society JUNE IS ADOPT A SHE LT E R C A T MO N T H 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 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 Society B2 | The Star Thursday, June 7, 2012 Christina Clayton turns 4 Christina Clayton turned 4 on June 2. She celebrated her birthday with a Dora Water Party. Christina is the daughter of Jamie and Mary Clayton, granddaughter of Keith and Debbie Ford, and Sam Sr. and Jeannette Amerson, and the niece to Jeremy Owens and Sam Amerson, Jr. Happy Birthday. We love you! Happy Birthday, PaPa Durant We Love You Very Much!! Love, Your Sweet Wife, Donna, Toni, all the grand and greatgrandchildren and your extended family, Nena, Kari, Knot Head (Rylan) Cameron is 1! Cameron Gage Cherry turned 1 on Sunday, May 6, 2012. His family celebrated the big day with a No. 1 theme. Cameron especially liked his cake; he was covered from head to toe in icing. Camerons parents are Kevin and Stephanie Cherry. Camerons sisters are Brooke and Caroline Hysmith, and his big brother is Jackson Cherry. Grandparents are Terry and Debra Watson, Eric and Carol Mann and Ronald Cherry. Striplings celebrate 50 years of marriage The children and grandchildren of Mike and Pat Stripling will be hosting a 50th wedding anniversary party in honor of them from 2-4 p.m. ET Sunday, June 10, in the fellowship hall of Glad Tidings Assembly of God. You have played an important part of their lives, and they would like to invite all of you to join them in celebrating 50 years together. Happy 55th anniversary Robert and Rose Farmer celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary on Sunday, May 27, 2012. Your loving kids and grandkids Anniversaries Birthdays Parker Dwight Butler is 1 Parker Dwight Butler turned 1 year old on June 2. Parker is the son of Rhett and Brittnie Butler of Port St. Joe. He is the grandson of Dit and Debbie Butler of St. Joe Beach, Sandy Watson of Howard Creek and Allen Parker of Jonesboro, Ga. Parker celebrated his birthday with his family. Happy birthday to our sweet love! We love you!

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(Ad#2012-55) ATTENTION RESIDENTS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA Gulf County has been awarded Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding to provide Housing Re habilitation assistance for a minimum of ten (10) single-family housing units throughout the unincorporated areas (residences located outside of City Limits) of the County. Gulf County is currently accepting pre-applications from residents of the County that are interested in participating in the Countys CDBG Program. If you are interested in obtaining a pre-application, the County has made the pre-applications available at the following locations: you may request a pre-application or additional information by contacting either Towan Kopinsky at (850) 229-6106 or Jeffrey C. Winter at (904) 264-6203. Upon completion, pre-applications must be submitted to Towan Kopinsky, Grant Coordinator, at the Robert Moore Administration Building, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Boulevard, Room #312 or Room #301, Port St. Joe, FL 32456. ALL PRE-APPLICATIONS ARE DUE NO LATER THAN 2:00 P.M., E.T. ON JUNE 28, 2012. Gulf County is an Equal Opportunity Employer, Handicapped Accessible and Fair Housing Jurisdiction. Robert Moore Administration Building Room #312 or Room #301 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Boulevard Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Port St. Joe Health Department 2475 Garrison Avenue Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Wewahitchka Health Department 807 West Highway 22 Wewahitchka, FL 32465 Gulf County Public Library 110 Library Drive Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Charles Whitehead Public Library 314 North 2nd Street Wewahitchka, FL 32465 (Ad#2012-53) PUBLIC NOTICE A Public Hearing will be held at the Planning and De velopment Review Board (PDRB) meeting on Monday, June 18 2012 at 8:45 a.m. EST, and at the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) meeting on Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. EST. Both public hearings will be held in the BOCC Meeting Room at the Rob ert M. Moore Administration Building, 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida. The public hear ings will be to discuss and act on the following: 1. Reconvene the Variance Application Robert Dawk ins Parcel ID #03180-235R Corrective action to an existing access ramp and dune walkover. 2. Variance Application Sherry Steadham Parcel ID # 03765-000R Located in Section 31, Township 6 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida road setback variance of 4 and a side setback of 1. 3. Sign Variance Toye Roberts Parcel ID #03946000R Located in Section 5, Township 7 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida variance to install an offsite business sign. 4. Variance Angelo and Susan Jardina Parcel ID #03946-002R Located in Section 5, township 7 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida Setback encroachment from construction error. 5. County Ordinances and LDR Revisions Land Use -Homeless Shelter ordinance HB 503 impacts Animal Control 6. Public and Open Discussion The public is encouraged to attend and be heard on these matters. Information prior to the meeting can be viewed at the Planning Department at 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Room 311. C R 3 0 A T R E A S U R E D R A U G E R A V E F R Y E R L N W H W Y 9 8 A B A L O N E S T R o b e r t D a w k i n s S h e r r y S t e a d h a m W U S H W Y 9 8 P I N E D A S T T o y e R o b e r t s P I N E D A A M E R I C U S A n g e l o & S u s a n J a r d i n a On behalf of my staff and I, we would like to thank all our loyal patients for the honor of being selected for the multiple awards that we have received over the last 12 months; including voted most compassionate Dr. and Patients Choice Award. It is a great honor and we will continue to strive for the very best medical care for our patients. VINCENT IV ERS, M.D. 301 T wentieth S treet Port S t. Joe, FL 32456 850-227-7070 www.iversmd.com On behalf of my staff and I, we would like to thank all our loyal patients for the honor of On behalf of my staff and I, we would like to School News The Star| B3 Thursday, June 7, 2012 Special to the Star Back row, from left: Deandria Williams, third grade; Austin Garrett, sixth grade; Alidea Odom, fourth grade. Front row, from left: David Rich, kindergarten; Jailyn Williams, rst grade; Zion Parker, second grade. Not pictured due to attending Camp Driftwood: Brandi Whit eld, fth grade. Bus rider of the week: Haylee Webb. WES STUDENTS OF THE WEEK HAYS, KAN. James Wiley of Port St. Joe, a senior majoring in organizational leadership, has been named to Fort Hays State Universitys Deans Honor Roll for the spring 2012 semester. The roll includes only full-time (12 credit hours or more) undergraduate students who have at least a 3.60 grade-point average for the semester. Both on-campus and FHSU Virtual College students are eligible. On the web: http://readabout.me/achievements/ James-Wiley-Named-to-FHSUs-Spring-2012-DeansHonor-Roll/4007498. CONGRATULATIONS TO FAITH CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS K5 GRADUATES LUKE PICKELS ALEX TAYLOR CARTER COSTIN BRYCE FORSTON RILEY MCGUFFIN JOHN CULLEN MAELEE LEWIS MAZIE HODGES MIRACLE SMILEY Special to The Star Approximately 1,200 food items were donated by students, parents and faculty of Port St. Joe Elementary School. The school recently held a successful food drive contest where canned goods and other nonperishable food items were collected by each class during a three-week period. Ms. Barbara Whit elds second grade class had the most donations with 363 items and won the contest. As a result of their efforts, the Gulf Coast Workforce Board threw Ms. Whit elds class a party and Ed Joseph, store manager with Hungry Howies, contributed pizza for the entire class. Food items collected by the Port St. Joe Elementary food drive will go on the shelves of a new food pantry set to open June 12 at the Washington Improvement Group building in Port St. Joe. The new food pantry will help feed the hungry in the local community. The food pantry is operated by the Gulf Coast Workforce Board in partnership with the Washington Improvement Group and the Christian Community Development Fund with funding and support from the Fund for Gulf Communities/ Catholic Charities and support from many churches in and around Port St. Joe. Port St. Joe Elementary School holds successful food drive Special to the Star Barbara Whit elds second grade class collected the most food items and earned a pizza party courtesy of Hungry Howies JAMES WILEY NAMED TO FHSUS SPRING DEANS HONOR ROLL

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Jerry Arhelger, SOUTHERLAND FAMILY FUNERAL HOME 507 10th Street Port St. Joe (850) 229-8111 TO KNOW CHRIS T AND T O MAKE H I M K NOWN ST. JAME S E PI S COPAL C HURCH 800 22ND STREET, P ORT ST. JOE 8:00 and 11:00 a.m. (EST) Sunday School 9:45 www.stjamesepiscopalchurch.org Come worship with us! Rector Father Tommy Dwyer St. Peters Church, ACC (Traditional Services 1928 BCP) Morning Prayer & Holy Communion Sunday...............10:00 A.M. Community Healing Service 6:00 P.M. 4 th Thursday of Every Month The Rev. Dr. D. Pete Windham, Priest The Rev Lou Little, Deacon Services Temporarily at Senior Citizens Center, 120 Library Drive An Unchanging Faith In A Changing World Morning Prayer & Holy Communion Sunday...............10:00 A.M. The Rev. Lou Little, Priest Services Temporarily at Senior Citizens Center, 120 Library Drive An Unchanging Faith In A Changing World 5:00 & 6:00 p.m. Pastor Josh Fidler COMFORTER FUNERAL HOME W. P. Rocky Comforter L.F.D. (850) 227-1818 www.faithchristianpsj.net (850) 229-6707 9:45 10:30 10:45 6:00 Our Church can be your home First Church of the Nazarene 2420 Long Avenue Port St. Joe, Florida 32456 (850) 229-9596 Give unto the Lord the glory due His name, worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness. Psalm 29:2 Sunday School ............................ 10 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship ........... 11 a.m. Sunday Evening Worship .............. 6 p.m. Wednesday Evening Service ....... 7 p.m. A Spirit Filled Outreach Oriented Word of Faith Church HOME OF T H E POWER H OUSE YOUT H M INISTRIES Pastors Andrew & Cathy R utherford W elcome you to worship with us: S unday 10:30am S unday N ight Prayer 6pm W ednesday 7pm www.familylifechurch.net 323 R eid Ave ~ Downtown Port S t. Joe, F L ~ 850-229-5433 Deborah Tuttle Wednesday: Children: 6:15 p.m. ET Youth: 6:15 p.m. ET Choir: 7:00 p.m. ET First Baptist Church 102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE Buddy Caswell, Minister of Music & Education Bobby Alexander, Minister to Students New Service Schedule for First Baptist Church Sunday School & Worship Service .................. 9:00 am Sunday School & Worship Service ................. 10:30 am Sunday Evening Adult Bible Study ................. 6:00 pm Wednesday Night Supper .......................... 5:30 pm Wednesday Night Adult Prayer Meeting ............. 6:30 pm Wednesday Night Children's Ministry activities ....... 6:30 pm Wednesday Night Youth Ministry activities ........... 6:30 pm www.fbcpsj.org Wednesday Night Youth Ministry activities www.fbcpsj.org Jeff Pinder Pastor Sunday Sunday School ............. 9:00 am Worship Service ............ 10:30 am Youth Groups ............... 5:30 pm New Service Schedule for First Baptist Church Sunday School & Worship Service .................. 9:00 am Wednesday Wednesday Night Supper .............. 5:00 6:15 pm ............................ 5:45 6:10 pm Nursery ........................................ 6:00 7:30 pm ....................................... 6:15 7:30 pm Surrender Student Ministry ........... 6:15 7:30 pm The Unshakable Truth Journey ..... 6:15 7:30 pm Celebration Choir Rehearsal ........ 6:30 7:30 pm Prayer Meeting ........................... 6:30 7:30 pm Praise Band ............................. 7:30 9:00 pm (Rehearsal in Sanctuary) SUNDAY : WOR S HIP AT SUN S ET P ARK 8 AM 11 AM ON THE 2ND SUNDAY OF THE MONTH SUNDAY: BI B LE CLA SS 9:30 AM SATURDAY : COFFEE T IME 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 FAITH Thursday, June 7, 2012 Page B4 This business invites you to visit the church of your choice this week. www.starfl.com HYSMITH FAMILY CARD OF THANKS The Hysmith family would like to thank everyone for the prayers, food, owers and words of kindness during the loss of our mother Mrs. Annie Hysmith. Concert at New Harvest Fellowship Assembly of God The New Harvest Fellowship Assembly of God, located at 1800 N. Highway 71 in Wewahitchka, would like to invite the community to enjoy a night of live music and worship this weekend. The Drummond Family will be putting on a concert at the church on Sunday, June 10 at 6 p.m. CT. Everyone is invited. Special to The Star As part of their annual evangelical music tour, the Asbury United Methodist Youth Choir will perform in Port St. Joe at 3:30 p.m. ET today at the Washington Gym, located at 414 East Kenny St. Admission to the performance is free and open to the community. We are excited about coming to Port St. Joe. Some of our former members worked in Port St. Joe last summer and that is how we made a connection to the community. We particularly love singing for and hanging out with kids and always welcome the opportunity to fellowship with those who come to hear us sing. Forming relationships through Christ is especially exciting for us, Susan Hatcher, CHRIST Choir director of Asbury United Methodist Church, said. The Choir is called CHRIST and stands for Christ Has Risen In Singing Teens and is made up of approximately 80 teenagers in 10th, 11th and 12th grades from Madison, Ala. The musical is themed Are We There Yet and is based on the Bible verse Acts 1:8, But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria and to the ends of the earth! So have we done everything we can to spread Jesus love. Are we there yet? Following the performance community members are invited to join the choir in a cookout with free hamburgers and hot dogs. The event is being organized by the Gulf Coast Workforce Board and the Christian Community Development Fund with help from area churches. For more information, please contact Johanna White at 227-8752. When I pray, I am forgiven, when Im down, you lift me up. When I have a heavy burden, only you can ll my cup. If we, like Daniel would pray, caring not what others say. Hed bless us as He did Daniel, in a great and mighty way. Lord, help us walk so close to thee. That all who know us can plainly see. We live as godly as we pray. And Christ is real from day to day. Give us victory over Satan and sin. Help us Lord, the lost to win. When we pray, lest we forget others, Help us remember our Christian brothers. That we would all be in one accord. Faithfully serving our loving Lord. Billy Johnson Asbury Youth Choir performs in Port St. Joe today A memorial for Daniel J. Ostman is Saturday, June 9, 2012 at First United Methodist Church, 111 N. 22nd St., Mexico Beach. Fellowship at 10:30 a.m. CT, Service at 11 a.m. and refreshments after. Born on Dec. 13, 1946, in Duluth, Minn., Dan resided at Park Point for his rst 18 years. Dan left us on May 19 in Florida when he lost the battle with MDS cancer. Dan served two tours in Vietnam aboard the USS Constellation. He lived in Proctor, Minn., from 19701990 where he continued to be a jet mechanic for the Air National Guard in Duluth before relocating to Mexico Beach and retiring in 1999 after 33 years of service out of Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla. Dan enjoyed his life driving race cars, partners at Plating Specialties, president of MSMA Duluth chapter, president of the 148th NCO Club, owner of Oil Change Express, Jax Wax distributor and president of the Mexico Beach Civic Association. Above all, he loved his family and will be missed. He was preceded in death by parents John and Millie (Wilcox) Ostman and great-granddaughter Bella Purcell. Dan is survived by his high school sweetheart Nancy; children Jim and Barbara Thornton; grandchildren Danielle, Tony Darien and Karilynn; great-grandchildren Ava and Elyssia; sister Audrey; brothers Lyle and Paul; stepmother Joyce; and numerous nieces and nephews. DANIEL J. OSTMAN DANIEL J. OSTMAN Faith BRIEF Pray for others

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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 Local The Star| B5 Thursday, June 7, 2012 Bermudagrass Bermudagrass For more information on identifying and controlling pest and disease problems, contact the Gulf County Extension Service @ 639-3200, 2292909 or visit our website, http://gulf.ifas.u.edu. Star Staff Report State Rep. Leon ard Bembry (D-North Florida), and also a 2nd Congressional District candidate, was recently in Gulf County, accom panied by his wife Susan, daughter Missy Culp and grandchildren. Mr. Bembry met with citizens at several local events and businesses and attended a local church service. The Bem brys were also able to nd a little time to enjoy the In dian Pass/Cape San Blas beaches, which is always a family favorite getaway. Bembry, a Gulf County property owner, and his wife were well-received at a meet-and-greet pizza event that was held by sup porters from Gulf County on May 25. The event was attended by a wide variety of citizens that came out to educate themselves on the candi dates position on current issues, all in an effort to exercise their freedom to pick the candidate of their choice for the upcoming election on August 14. People attending were able to ask the candidate questions or convey their concerns about local or national interests in an informal and friendly atmosphere. The Bembry family spans four generations in North Florida, and he was a farmer and a business man for 40 years before deciding to run for ofce. Mr. Bembry told the attendees that he is a conservative Democrat, believes in creating new and better jobs, supports small businesses by cut ting tax regulations, is for protecting seniors and our veterans and emphasizes the importance of protect ing North Florida water resources for the areas fu ture generations. He said he is concerned with the future that we are leaving for our children and grand children while the current Washington politicians ght with each other and refuse to address the real issues. In a statement announc ing his candidacy, Bembry said If elected, I will go to Washington as a common sense, hard-working con servative problem solver who believes that a dose of North Florida values and can-do spirit is what we need to get this country moving again. Star Staff Report A public meeting on the management plan for the St. Joseph Bay State Buf fer Preserve will be held at 6 p.m. ET on Tuesday, June 12, at the Buffer Preserve Center, 3915 State Road 30A in Port St. Joe. The Florida Department of Environmental Protec tions Ofce of Coastal and Aquatic Managed Areas (CAMA) is responsible for the management of Flori das 41 aquatic preserves, three National Estuarine Research Reserves, in cluding one located in Apalachicola, a National Marine Sanctuary and the Coral Reef Conservation Program. These protected areas comprise more than 4 mil lion acres of the most valu able 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 in clude: 1) review purpose and process for revising the St. Joseph Bay State Buf fer Preserve management plan; 2) present current draft plan with focus on is sues, goals, objectives and strategies; and 3) receive input on the draft manage ment plan. The information from the meeting will be com piled and used by CAMA in the revision of the draft management plan. For more informa tion 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 sub mitted by fax to 245-2110, attn: St. Joseph Buffer or email FloridaCoasts@ dep.state..us on or before June 19. The Karate School will be holding a fundraiser this Saturday, June 9, at Frank Pate Park in Port St. Joe. The event will begin at 10 a.m. ET and feature bouncy houses, water slides, games, food and more. Unlimited ac cess to all of the rides all day long will come with the onsite purchase of a $10 wristband. Food and beverages will include cotton candy, popcorn and snow cones and are not included in the ride price. All proceeds col lected will help Karate School students pay for summer camp at the Na tional U.S. Tong Soo Do Alliance headquarters in West Virginia. 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. Be sides the ower show, a plant sale will be held on the grounds. The garden center, a historic building of Port St Joe, is located at 216 Eighth Street. Star Staff Report The Gulf County Demo cratic Party regular month ly meeting will be held at 5:15 p.m. ET Thursday, June 7, at the Gulf County Library, located adjacent to the Gulf County Court house. We encourage your attendance and participa tion. Point of contact is Amy Rogers at 227-4041. Star Staff Report With summer right around the corner, its time to think about keeping chil dren healthy while school is out. The Gulf Coast Workforce Board will be providing free nutritionally balanced meals to children during the summer through the Summer Break Spot program. This summer, from June 11 to Aug. 3, meals will be served at the Washington Gym Complex, located at 414 East Kenny St. in Port St. Joe, Monday through Friday (closed July 4-6 in observance of Indepen dence Day). Lunch will be served from noon to 1 p.m. ET with a snack to follow from 22:30 p.m. Gulf County children un der the age of 18 regardless of race, color, sex, disability, age or national origin may come to eat. For more information, contact Gulf Coast Work force Board at 913-3285. Each year, the U.S. De partment of Agriculture partners with local organi zations like the Gulf Coast Workforce Board to pro vide free meals to children when school is out for the summer. For more information about the national Summer Food Service Program, visit http://www.fns.usda. gov/cnd/summer. Star Staff Report The Area Agency on Aging for North Florida, Inc. has scheduled a pub lic hearing to discuss its 2013-2015 Area Plan on Aging. Special emphasis will be on the Area Agency on Agings Aging and Dis ability Resource Center and direct service related to health and wellness programs. In addition, the agency welcomes public input regarding known or perceived needs of seniors and their caregivers in the community. The date and location is 10 a.m. ET on Thursday, June 14 at the Gulf County Senior Center located at 120 Library Drive in Port St. Joe. Documents for the pub lic hearings will be avail able for distribution at the location above at the time of the hearing. Copies may be requested by contacting the Area Agency on Aging for North Florida at 4880055 or by emailing your request to aaanf@elderaf fairs.org. Comments may be sub mitted to Janice D. Wise, executive director, 2414 Mahan Drive, Tallahas see, FL 32308. Deadline for consideration of comments in the Area Plan is Friday, Aug. 31. ROY LEE CAR TER County extension director Bermudagrass for the Florida lawn PSJ Garden Club show Area Agency for Aging to hold hearing County Democratic Party meeting Summer Break Spot program feeds kids for free Come party with the Karate School this Saturday Buffer Preserve management plan public meeting PHOTO COU R TESY OF VICTO R RAMOS Leonard Bembry and his wife Susan were in Gulf County for a recent meet-and-greet. Congressional candidate Bembry meets with county residents

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Admission for children ages 6 and younger is free and military personnel with valid ID also will be admitted free of charge. General admission to the festival is $5 per person on Aug. 3 and $5 per person on Aug. 4 until 4 p.m. At that time, tickets will be $10 per person. For more information on the Florida Scallop & Music Festival, visit www. scallopfest.com and be sure to follow the festival on Facebook at facebook. com/FLAScallopFestival. The 2012 Florida Scallop & Music Festival will feature recreational-harvested scallops, which are enjoyed and celebrated during the event. For more information, please visit www.gulfchamber.org/scallopfestival. FESTIVAL from page B1 NOBLES from page B1 Pam Shiver, and Valentina Webb. Special awards go to dancers for three years: Meredith Alford, Eve Bond, Emily Gay, MacKenzie King, Shaylee Martina, Gracyn Paul, Olivia Poloronis and Kylee Smith; six years: Ella Friedman; 11 years: Holly Chambers; 12 years: Patricia Perryman; 14 years: Erin White; 17 years: Linda Grif n; 22 years: Bonnie Smith; 23 years: Linda Maloy; 25 years: Rita Theis; 26 years: Debby Ruffner; and 29 years June Gray. Since beginning in 1981 as Horizon Twirlers, Pam Nobles Dance Studio has helped bring out amazing talent in hundreds of students. Happily tip-toeing through their favorite shopping malls Saturday are 75 dancers, showing off The Crystal Connection, The Crocdocshop, Gymboree, Toys R Us, and many more. Dancers, in addition to those already mentioned, include Meredith Alford, Bailey Allen, Makenna Barber, Wanda Bar eld, Olivia Barineau, Trinity Barron, Kaydence Bartley, Macey Rae Benton, Jamison Broker, Kassidy Denney, Sara Beasley Flowers, Marissa Gilbert, Zariah Harvey, Kaylee Hicks, Janalyn Hippenseal, Bianca Huber, Bradlyn Hutchins, Calayia Jones, Harmony Jones, Brooklyn Klink, Skylar Layne, Kelsey Martina, Myia Maxwell, Ella McClain, Khali McNair, Livia Monod, Georgia Page, Emily Patterson, Grace Patterson, Javena Pearson, Jaliyah Rochelle, Dezmonae Sanders, Jalynn Segree, Kaylee Segree, Valerie Shattuck, Lyndsey Stiefel, Shalynn Suddeth, Jaelyn Tipton, Jostyn Tipton, Krista Varnes, Mabry Wallace, Jossalyn Ward, Paisley White, Maddisson Whitten and Sophia Zingarelli. Bush moved from Port St. Joe to Wewahitchka when he was young and remembered the coin only as a play thing from his younger days. He lost track of it for years as he grew to adulthood. At some point, Bushs uncle collected Bushs childhood toys and cars in a steel box that Bush had used to store his favorite items in his youth. He passed it on to Bush, the kind of box of childhood memories many carry around with them the rest of their lives. One day he was looking through those mementos and at the bottom of the crate there was the coin. I thought, This is special, Bush said. I can only surmise that (my parents) kept it through the years. I do remember playing with it as a boy and I remember occasionally looking at it reminding me of Port St. Joe as my place of birth. But I dont know really much else about it. His parents were no longer alive to ll in any blanks. Retired as a Lt. Commander from the Coast Guard and living in Pensacola during part of his service he was stationed in New Orleans and coordinated light stations up and down the Forgotten Coast Bush thought about that coin and his birthplace. I thought the city might like that, Bush said. So, Bush, his wife, sister and brother-in-law recently came to Port St. Joe City Hall and presented the coin and documents to the city, which will construct a display around the token for the celebration later this year. We appreciate that he would donate this to the city, said Mayor Mel Magidson. We thank you. COIN from page B1 Special to The Star Erin White, a recent graduate of Port St. Joe High School, will be among Saturdays featured performers. TIM CROFT | The Star From left, William Weaver, Glenda (Bush) Weaver, Jeanie Bush and Billy Joe Bush present the commemorative coin to Port St. Joe Mayor Mel Magidson.

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CLASSIFIEDSThursday, June 7, 2012 The Star | B7 BP Claims ProgramThis communication includes new information and claims procedures for individuals and businesses who wish to “ le a claim with BP under the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPAŽ). The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana has granted preliminary approval to the economic and property damage settlement between BP and plaintiffs in MDL 2179 concerning the Deepwater Horizon Incident (SettlementŽ). If the Court grants “ nal approval of the settlement, individuals and businesses falling within the Settlements class de“ nition will be bound by the terms of the settlement unless the class member timely exercises the class members right to opt out of the settlement. Information concerning the Court-Supervised Settlement Program, including the right to opt out, may be found at www.DeepwaterHorizonSettlements.com or by calling 1-866-992-6174. Individuals and businesses that do not fall with the Settlements class de“ nition or that timely opt out of the Settlement may “ le claims under OPA with BP. This includes claims for interim, short-term damages representing less than the full amount to which the claimant may ultimately be entitled. Access to forms Effective June 4, 2012, claim forms for the BP Claims Program are available at www.bp.com/claims or may be requested by calling 1-855-687-2631. All claim forms for the BP Claims Program must be submitted in one of the following ways: By mail: BP Claims Program P.O. 330919 Houston, TX 77233-0919 By email: Scanned forms can be sent to: bpclaimsprogram@bp.com By fax: Faxed forms can be submitted to 1-866-542-4785 Additional information: Online: www.bp.com/claims By Phone: 1-855-687-2631 (toll-free, multilingual) TTY: 1-800-345-4039. For any claims under OPA that are denied or that are not resolved within 90 days after the date of submission to the BP Claims Program the claimant may, provided presentment and other requirements of law are satis“ ed, elect to commence an action in court against BP, or to present the claim to the NPFC, US Coast Guard Stop 7100 (ca), 4200 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1000, Arlington, Virginia 20598-7100 for consideration. The NPFC may be contacted at 1-800-280-7118. 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. Publisher’s Notice “SCAM “To avoid possible scams, it is recommended that consumers should verify caller information when receiving calls regarding credit card payments. Consumers should also contact the local company themselves instead of giving this information to individuals who are contacting them directly. 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 87715S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Nicole Seybold, the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said Tax Certificate for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The Parcel number, Certifi-cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No: 797 Date of Issuance: May 27, 2009 Application No: 2012-24 R.E. No. 03391-011R Description of Property: COMMENCE at the Northwest Corner of SW 1/4 of SW 1/4 of Section 32, Township 5 South, Range 11 West, and running South along 40 line for 120 feet; thence turn right and run West for 350 feet to County Road, thence turn left and run South for 120 feet along right of way of County Road; thence run East for 350 feet to the West line of the SW 1/4 of SW 1/4 of said Section, thence run North for 120 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING Name in which assessed: Valerie Dodds 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 11th day of July, 2012. Dated this 5th day of June, 2012. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk Jun 7, 14, 21, 28, 2012 87717S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2012 CA 000105 CENTENNIAL BANK, as successor in interest to BAYSIDE SAVINGS BANK, Plaintiff, vs. TIMOTHY M. HIGHTOWER; LARRY LEE HIGHTOWER; JEFF HIGHTOWER, RANDY LYNN HIGHTOWER; JOANN SHIVER; ANNETTE FAY HIGHTOWER; CHRISTINA STRADER; SHEILA RUTH REGISTER; DOVE INVESTMENT CORPORATION, successor in interest to CHASE BANK, USA, N.A.; CAPITAL CITY BANK; and any unknown heirs of Martin F. Hightower or, or any other parties claiming an interest in the estate of Martin F. Hightower, deceased, and any unknown heirs of Charlotte L. Sims a/k/a Charlotte L. Hightower, or any other parties claiming an interest in the Estate of Charlotta L. Sims a/k/a Charlotta L. Hightower, deceased. Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: All persons claiming by, through, under, or against the estate of Martin F. Hightower, deceased, who died on December 16, 2011 and/or Charlotte L. Sims a/k/a Charlotte L. Hightower, deceased, who died on February 2, 2011. YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage lien on real property and a security interest lien on personal pro-perty located Gulf County, Florida described as follows: Real Property Lot 8, Block 47 of CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, according to an official plat thereof on file in the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Gulf County, Florida. Personal Property Together with all the improvements now or hereafter erected on the property, and all easements, appurtenances, and fixtures now or hereafter a part of the property. All replacements and additions. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Megan F. Fry, Esquire, the plaintiff’s attorney, whose address is P.O. Box 13010., Pensacola, Florida 32591-3010 on or before July 2, 2012 and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on the plaintiff’s attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. DATED this 23rd day of May, 2012. BECKY NORRIS Clerk of the Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk June 7, 14, 2012 87715S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Nicole Seybold, the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said Tax Certificate for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The Parcel number, Certifi-cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No: 25 Date of Issuance: May 27, 2009 Application No: 2012-23 R.E. No. 00334-048R Description of Property: The South 1/2 of Lot 5, Block 5, of Howard Creek Properties, an unrecorded Subdivision of that portion of the West 1/2 of the SW 1/4 of Section 5, Township 7 South, Range 8 West, Gulf County, Florida, lying South of State Road No. S-387; Also described as follows: COMMENCE at the Southeast Corner of the SW 1/4 of the SW 1/4 of Section 5, Township 7 South, Range 8 West, Gulf County, Florida, thence North 89 Degrees 51 Minutes 35 Seconds West along the South line of said Section 5 for 20 feet; thence North 0 Degrees 09 Minutes 25 Seconds East parallel with the East line of said SW 1/4 of SW 1/4 for 250 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING, thence continue North 0 Degrees 09 Minutes 25 Seconds East for 75 feet, thence North 89 Degrees 51 Minutes 35 Seconds West for 140 feet; thence South 0 Degrees 09 Minutes 25 Seconds West for 75 feet; thence South 89 Degrees 51 Minutes 35 Seconds East for 140 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. ALSO: The North 1/2 of the East 1/2 of Lot #6, Block 5, Howard Creek Properties, an unrecorded Subdivision of that portion of the West 1/2 of the SW 1/4 of Section 5, Township 7 South, Range 8 West, Gulf County, Florida, lying South of State Road No. S-387; also described as follows: COMMENCE at the Southeast Corner of the SW 1/4 of the SW 1/4 of Section 5, Township 7 South, Range 8 West, Gulf County, Florida, thence North 89 Degrees 51 Minutes 35 Seconds West along the South line of said Section 5 for 20 feet; thence North 0 Degrees 09 Minutes 25 Seconds East parallel with the East line of said, SW 1/4 of the SW 1/4 for 175 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING, thence continue North 0 Degrees 09 Minutes 25 Seconds East for 75 feet; thence North 89 Degrees 51 Minutes 35 Seconds West for 140 feet, thence South 0 Degrees 09 Minutes 25 Seconds West for 75 feet, thence South 89 Degrees 51 Minutes 35 Seconds East for 140 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Name in which assessed: James E. Watford, Jr. 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 11th day of July, 2012. Dated this 5th day of June, 2012. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk Jun 7, 14, 21, 28, 2012 87432S POTENTIALLY INELIGIBLE REGISTERED VOTER’S NOTICE The Gulf County Supervisor of Elections has received information the person listed below is potentially ineligible to be registered to vote. Failure to contact this office within 30 days after this notice is published may result in a determination of ineligibility by the supervisor of elections and removal of the registered voters’ name from the statewide voter registration system. You should contact this office by calling 850-229-6117 to receive information regarding the basis for the potential ineligibility and instructions on how to resolve the matter, or request additional assistance if needed. An administrative hearing will be held regarding the potential ineligibility of these persons on July 9, 2012 at 9:30 AM EST in the Supervisor of Elections Office – 401 Long Ave, Port St Joe, FL 32456. The Supervisor of Elections will make a determination no less than 30 days after this published notice and will notify the voter of the determination and action taken. POTENTIALLY INELIGIBLE REGISTERED VOTERS: Domino Demunck 225 Michael Street Wewahitchka, FL. 32465 June 7, 2012 87713S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Nicole Seybold, the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said Tax Certificate for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The Parcel number, Certifi-cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No: 290 Date of Issuance: May 27, 2009 Application No: 2012-22 R.E. No. 01570-100R Description of Property: A portion of Section 11, Township 4 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida, being more particularly described as follows: COMMENCE at the NW. Comer of said Section 11, thence along the North line of said Section 11, South 89 Degrees 57 Minutes 59 Seconds East for 1168.83 feet, thence South 00 Degrees 02 Minutes 01 Second West for 44.48 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING, thence South 13 Degrees 25 Minutes 03 Seconds West for 560.00 feet; thence North 46 Degrees 34 Minutes 57 Seconds West for 560.00 feet; thence North 73 degrees 25 Minutes 03 Seconds East for 560.00 feet, to the POINT OF BEGINNING. ALSO: A non-exclusive perpetual easement on, over and across the following description: A portion of Section 11, Township 4 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida, being more particularly described as follows: COMMENCE at the NW. Corner of said Section 11, thence along the North line of said Section 11, South 89 Degrees 57 Minutes 59 Seconds East for 1016.06 feet to a point on the Southwesterly R/W line of Stone Mill Creek Road, said point being on the arc of a non-tangent curve concave to the NE; thence Southeasterly along said Southwesterly R/W line along the arc of said curve, having a radius of 768.00 feet, a central angle of 02 Degrees 21 Minutes 18 Seconds, an arc distance of 31.57 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING (chord to said curve bears South 70 Degrees 58 Minutes 50 Seconds East for 31.57 feet) thence continue Southeasterly along said R/W line along the arc of said curve, having a radius of 768.00 feet, through a central angle of 13 Degrees 24 Minutes 43 Seconds, an arc distance of 179.77 feet (chord to said curve bears South 78 Degrees 51 Minutes 51 Seconds East for 179.36 feet), thence leaving said R/W line North 89 Degrees 37 Minutes 01 Second West for 153.17 feet; thence South 13 Degrees 25 Minutes 03 Seconds West for 481.14 feet; thence North 46 Degrees 34 Minutes 57 Seconds West for 34.64 feet, thence North 13 Degrees 25 Minutes 03 Seconds East for 491.22 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Name in which assessed: AT & T Wireless Services of Florida, Inc. All of said property being in Gulf County, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the front Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida at 11:00 AM E.T., Wednesday, the 11th day of July, 2012. Dated this 5th day of June, 2012. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk Jun 7, 14, 21, 28, 2012 87711S 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: 319 Date of Issuance: May 27, 2009 Application No: 2012-21 R.E. No. 01785-010R Description of Property: COMMENCING at the NW. Corner of the NW 1/4 of the NW 1/4 of Section 23, Township 4 South, Range 10 West, thence run East 402 feet to the South side of Old Panama City Wewahitchka Public Road; thence run 316.8 feet, more or less, Southeasterly along the Southern boundary line of said Public Road, for POINT OF BEGINNING, thence running due South to an Iron Pipe, which iron pipe is 135 yards South of the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence run East 85 yards, thence run South 85 yards, thence run West 85 yards, thence run North 85 yards to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Containing 1 1/2 acres, more or fees. And being in the NW 1/4 of NW 1/4 of Section 23, Township 4 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida. LESS AND EXCEPT: That Deeded to Odell Jones, as per Deed recorded in O. R. Book 81, Page 524, of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. (Now owned by Augusta C. Russ, as per Deed recorded in O. R. Book 361, Page 256, of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida, Having a Parcel ID#01785-002R). PARCEL NO. II: COMMENCE at the NW. Corner of NW 1/4 of NW 1/4 of Section 23, Township 4 South, Range 10 West, thence run East 402 feat, to the Old Panama City Wewahitchka Public Road, thence in a Southeasterly direction along the Southerly side of said Public Road 647.4 feet. thence run South 250 feet, for a POINT OF BEGINNING, thence West 75 feet, thence South 237 1/2 feet. thence East 75 feet, thence North 237 1/2 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. All in the NW 1/4 of NW 1/4 of Section 23, Township 4 South, Range 10 West. Name in which assessed: Gwendolyn Jackson All of said property being in Gulf County, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the front Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida at 11:00 AM E.T., Wednesday, the 11th day of July, 2012. Dated this 5th day of June, 2012. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk Jun 7, 14, 21, 28, 2012 87681S PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Gulf County Board of 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 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 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 D & B Home Repairs Inc.Featuring Seamless Gutters. Assorted colors also available. Call 850-340-0605 Text FL10773 to 56654 These tiny ads sell, hire, rent and inform for thousands of families each week.Let a little Classified ad do a big job for you. EmeraldCoast Marketplace 747-5020 SELL ALL YOUR ITEMSthrough classified.CALL 747-5020

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If this sounds like the right mix of challenge and opportunity, please e-mail your resume or contact me at either of the following addresses: E-Mail: sfeith@notes.freedom.com http://www.facebook.com/#!/skfeith http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=1999909&trk =tab_pro https://twitter.com/#!/skfeith For more information about our organization please go to: freedom.com/careers Web ID#: 34211062 RENTALS1 BEDROOM, 1 BATH, UNFURNISHED APT. Lanark, Remodeled, Inc. Water ......................$425 2 BEDROOM, 1 BATH, UNFURNISHED APT. Lanark ............................................................$400 2 BEDROOM, 1 BATH, MOBILE HOME Fenced Yard ....................................................$500 3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH, UNFURNISHED Doublewide.....................................................$700 3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH, WATER VIEW HOME Unfurnished, Lawn Inc. ...................................$800 2 BEDROOM, 1 BATH, UNFURNISHED APT. 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No smoking /pets 850-229-1215 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. (850) 647-3639.Text FL10639 to 56654 Trailer lots & Camper lots available for rent, Beacon Hill, For info Call (850) 348-7774 PSJ50 x 140 lot with septic and sewer, also includes two old trailers. In Highland View on Bonita St. $30,000 firm (850) 229-6657 Tahoe Cascade 2004 24’ 50hp yamaha motor good condition, boat in fair condition. Comes with cover $3,800 OBO Call Rick 770-316-2691 Text FL11522 to 56654 Publisher’s NoticeAll real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise “any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination” Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on a equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. 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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 .......................................A4-A5Letters to the Editor ...................A5Outdoors .....................................A8 Sports...........................................A9School 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 34 TAR TAR Nobles dancers Shop til you drop | B1By VALERIE GARMAN229-7843 | @valeriegarman vgarman@star .com Gulf County Tourism Development Council Chairman David Warriner was pleased to announce at last Wednesdays TDC meeting, Weve got our girl. Warriner reported the county reached a decision in its hunt for a new TDC leader, hiring Jennifer Jenkins as the executive director of the agency, a position that has been vacant since former director Tim Kerigan was red in February after an audit revealed an absence of internal control and many de ciencies in the department. A resulting investigation by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement concluded there had been no legal wrongdoing by Kerigan. Jenkins worked for seven years as the director of client relationships at LKM, a Charlotte, N.C.-based branding and marketing agency, where she managed the North Carolina Division of Tourism and Film account. She also is the former marketing director of the South Walton Tourism Development Council and the Seaside Community Development Corporation, and also worked for ONeil Communications and the Standish Care Company in marketing and sales. She holds a bachelors degree in journalism and communications from Simmons College in Boston. I can assure you weve got the right one, said Warriner who was active in the interview process. Shes going to hit the ground running. Warriner said Jenkins will begin work on June 12, in time for the next Board of County Commissioners meeting where she will introduce herself and make a presentation to the commission outlining her goals and plans for the agency. Shes going to bring a whole Special to The StarMelissa Farrell announced this week her candidacy for Gulf County School Board District 3 This is a Non-Partisan position and the district includes a small portion of Port St. Joe, Highland View, White City and St. Joe Beach. Melissa and her husband, Patrick, have lived in Port St. Joe for 12 years and currently reside in St. Joe Beach. Their children, Joseph, TDC announces new director MELISSA FARRELLFarrell seeks seat on School BoardSpecial to The StarLinda R. Wood is pleased to announce her candidacy for Gulf County School Board, District 3 seat. Linda is currently serving her third term on the board, and would be honored to continue her role as an advocate for the students of Gulf County. I believe that every child in America has the constitutional right too a free public education, and I have worked for the past 12 years to keep that American dream alive in Gulf County. Married to Buddy Wood Wood seeks School Board re-election LINDA WOOD See TDC A7 See FARRELL A6 See WOOD A6By VALERIEGARMAN 229-7843 | @valeriegarman vgarman@star .com Bryce Gerbers only class at Wewahitchka High School his senior year was seventh-period sewing. After three years of sewing classes at WHS, he admits he can do some mean needlework. The remainder of Gerbers school day was spent at the Gulf Coast State College campus, which led him to graduate high school with an associates degree already under his belt. Through dual enrollment, Gerber also brought on dual diplomas. He walked across the stage at GCSC Student nds ways to get ahead in high school See HIGH SCHOOL A7Staff reportIRVINE, Calif. Freedom Communications on Friday announced the sale of its properties in Florida and North Carolina to Halifax Media Group. The transaction, terms of which were not disclosed, is expected to close within 30 days. The properties involved in the transaction include Holmes County Times-Advertiser, Bonifay; Times-News, Burlington, N.C.; Havelock News, Havelock, N.C.; The Daily News, Jacksonville, N.C.; Free Press, Kinston, N.C.; The Star, Port St. Joe; The Walton Sun, Santa Rosa Beach; Washington County News, Chipley; The Crestview News Bulletin, Crestview; The Destin Log, Destin; Northwest Florida Daily News, Fort Walton Beach; The Gaston Gazette, Gastonia, N.C.; Jones Post, Kinston, N.C.; Santa Rosa Press Gazette and Santa Rosa Free Press, Milton; Sun Journal and The Shopper, New Bern, N.C.; The News Herald, Panama City; The Times, Apalachicola; The Star, Shelby, N.C.; and The Topsail Advertiser, Surf City, N.C. Halifax Media Group will offer employment to all existing employees. At a time when the newspaper industry as a whole faces many See FREEDOM A2Freedom announces sale of 21 newspapers SPECIAL TO THE STARBryce Gerber, who graduated at the top of his class at Wewahitchka High School Saturday, also received his associates degree from Gulf Coast State College on May 5. Remembering the warriors By TIM CROFT227-7827 | @PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com They are not forgotten. One message carried away by 20 wounded warriors and their caretakers after this past weekends Forgotten Coast Wounded Warrior Weekend is that Gulf County, Port St. Joe, does not forget. Forgotten Coast Wounded Warrior Weekend: where every year a warrior arrives and never is forgotten by an amazing community of people, wrote Army CW3 Daniel Beltran Jr. The warriors were feted during a formal banquet at the Centennial Building and at informal gatherings at local restaurants. They enjoyed a day of fishing, after a rough weather start, during the first day of red snapper season. There was beach time, reading time, a special event for caretakers and a glorious motorcade down Long Avenue to the Centennial Building which saw throngs out on the street waving flags and saying, thanks. But above all, these warriors got a chance to get away, from the doctor visits, the surgeries, the life stateside that has been 20 wounded officers honored during weekend of recognitionSee WARRIORS A2Photos by Tim Croft and Debbie Hooper at joebay.com

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LocalA2 | The Star Thursday, June 7, 2012challenges, local newspapers like these continue to thrive because they play such a critical role in the lives of their communities, said Freedom CEO Mitch Stern. Its also a real tribute to the dedication and hard work of our employees that these properties were so attractive to a new owner. Providing value for our shareholders was a major goal of this transaction, and others that weve undertaken recently, said Mark McEachen, Freedom Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Of cer and Chief Financial Of cer. At the same time we wanted to make sure that current employees would transition to the new owner and that the new owner shared our view of the importance of community journalism. We believe these goals were all met in this transaction with Halifax. At Halifax Media Group, we believe in the future of newspapers, said Michael Redding, CEO of Halifax Media Group. The purchase of Freedoms Florida and North Carolina properties further demonstrates our commitment to newspapers, not only for their value as an investment, but for the value they provide to the communities they serve. These properties provide a perfect extension to our recently acquired New York Times Regional Newspaper Group papers and re ect our interest in preserving community journalism for many years to come.About Freedom CommunicationsFreedom Communications, headquartered in Irvine, Calif., is a national privately owned information and entertainment company of print publications and interactive businesses. The companys print portfolio includes approximately 100 publications, including 20 daily newspapers, weekly newspapers, plus ancillary magazines and other specialty publications. The companys news, information and entertainment websites and mobile applications complement its print properties. For more information, visit www. freedom.com.About Halifax Media GroupFounded in 2010, Halifax Media is headquartered in Daytona Beach. The companys investment group includes Stephens Capital Partners, JAARSSS Media and Redding Investments. The group consists of 16 publications in six states, primarily situated in the Southeast. Halifax Medias strategy is to invest longterm capital in quality companies positioned in strong markets that are closely connected to the community. 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Before you decide, ask us to send you free written information LocalA2 | The Star Thursday, June 7, 2012 FREEDOM from page A1By VALERIE GARMAN229-7843 | @valeriegarman vgarman@star .com If you ask Buddy Nachtsheim about pirates, hell tell you they dont look like Johnny Depp. Nachtsheim is a merchant marine on an oceangoing tugboat and spends his workdays at sea, where the threat of pirates sometimes looms. It was something that quickly rerouted Nachtsheim and his crew on a trip to Nigeria, when the boat ahead of theirs was attacked, prompting the crew to divert the trip two countries over to Togo, West Africa. The pirates nowadays arent like Johnny Depp theyre 20-year-old kids with machine guns, said Nachtsheim, who has worked as a merchant marine for 20 years. Its a job that has taken him around the world by way of water. His work has taken him to places like Haiti, Puerto Rico, West Africa, Mexico, Nova Scotia, Vancouver Newfoundland, Trinidad and up the Orinoco River in Venezuela, where he observed native rainforest tribes along the riverbanks. It was like something youd see in National Geographic Magazine, Nachtsheim said. It took two days to go up the Orinoco Riverits almost as big as the Amazon. The trip to Venezuela is one he cites as the most memorable of his journeys. While in Africa, he watched the southern star rise every night, hes whale watched off of Marthas Vineyard, spends plenty of time shing and sees the sun rise and set over the water while on the job. Im not much for of ces jobs, he said. With this job, my of ce is the wheel house. Currently, Nachtsheim works as a mate, or second captain, on an oceangoing tugboat moving commodities like wheat, barley and construction equipment. Hes also worked on Seismic Vessels, Supply boats and Crew boats in the Oil elds of the Gulf of Mexico. A self-proclaimed reluctant sailor and Gulf County native, Nachtsheim grew up working summers on his fathers shrimp boat with his brother, Kevin. Our father had an 85-foot commercial shrimp boat, Nachtsheim said. We grew up working on that boat in the summer and during school breaks and holidays, and when I went to college I worked with my father in the summer to help pay for my personal expenses. He looks back on those times as good times for he and his brother, but never thought he would pursue a career at sea. His brother also works as a merchant mariner as a second captain on a supply vessel in the oil elds. I just kind of fell into it, Nachtsheim said of his career. I would have never thought I would end up here. It was his brothers ambition that led him to the merchant marine career path. While Nachtsheim was attending Gulf Coast College, his brother began Sea School in Panama City and got his 100-ton captains license. Well I couldnt let him get that without me having my license, so I signed up for the course, he said. In January 1984 he received his 100-ton master license. Over the years, Nachtsheim has increased his license to a 1600 ton Master Oceans license with a Master of Towing specialty. Id say the best part (of my job) is Im able to travel around the world, Nachtsheim said. The travel is de nitely one of the biggest bene ts. The life of a merchant marine, however, does require a lot of time away from home. Nachtsheim usually spends 60 days at sea followed by 30 to 40 days back at home. He keeps up with his friends and family by posting pictures of his journeys on Facebook. I have people follow me on Facebook and they love to see where I have been and enjoy the trip, without having to ght the 40 foot seas and 70 mph winds, Nachtsheim said. But they also never get to see the sun rise over the sea in person. Its a job where you can live just about anywhere. Now, Nachtsheim is back living in the Overstreet community where he grew up. Nachtsheim said its a good job for anyone whos not love sick, home sick or sea sick. Theres a lot of opportunity, Nachtsheim said. The boating business is picking up again. Its a good living. Its been a good ride and a fun career. Its very rewarding for those who want to travel and have some pay for it. Its a great career for the right person.Sea legs: The life of a merchant marineanything but a vacation by the shoreline. And they enjoyed the escape because they were swaddled by those who remember. We are treated like family here, said Marine Staff Sgt. Glen Silva, making his second visit during FCWWW. I believe in a saying, make it better than you found it. The people who are here actually make it better. The entire community gets it. I know I felt like family when I left here last year and I know they are going to feel like family when they leave here. This is a huge part of the healing process. WARRIORS from page A1 Photo by Tim Croft and Debbie Hooper at joebay.com BUDDY NACHTSHEIM | Special to The StarOne of the tugs Nachtsheim recently piloted, the Tug El Jaguar, docked in Newfoundland.

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OpinionA4 | The Star Thursday, June 7, 2012Milk thistle has been used for a couple of thousand years as an herbal remedy for all kinds of ailments, mainly liver, kidney and gall bladder problems. There have been scientic studies that suggest milk thistle can protect the liver from all sorts of toxins and might even help repair liver issues by helping to grow new cells. Milk thistle originally comes from the Mediterranean region of the world, but now can be found just about everywhere. The active ingredient is something called silymarin, which I incorrectly pronounce silly marrying. This silymarin comes from the seeds of the milk thistle. Down home in Alabama, this milk thistle is for lack of a better term: a weed. It spreads like crazy and takes over wherever you plant it. The way I gure it, some scientists gured out how easy it was to grow and got busy proving it was good for you. After proving it was good for you, they capsulated the dried herb/weed and started selling it to folks like me and my 92.5 pound dog, Doolittle. Thats right, my dog Doolittle and I are taking milk thistle capsules. I dont have any real issues that would cause me to need milk thistle, but my dog does. About the only way I can get him to take these weed capsules is to put them in cheese. He seems to be happy with that. Why does a dog need milk thistle? To be honest, it all started with a pie pan, a Mason jar and a brown paper bag. Doolittle, named after the famous aviation pioneer, General Jimmy Doolittle, had been having some health issues. He seemed to have to go a lot and seemed very hungry all of the time. I just attributed this to his size and age, but his veterinarian was concerned that he might have Cushings disease. Cushings disease is not a laughing matter, so I was very concerned. Doolittle is the only living being in my house that seems to get me. The veterinarian went through all of the symptoms and my dog did seem to have a few of them. He is a little pot bellied, but then again he is a 92.5-pound Standard Poodle. He carries it well. Increased appetite? That seemed to be a denite yes. He gets into the trash every chance he gets and shops in the pantry like it was one of those all you can eat food bars. In addition to that, Doolittle drinks a lot of water and pants a lot. And because he drinks a lot of water, he does have to relieve himself quite often. I was scared. After reading about Cushings disease, I was really scared. The veterinarian said she would need a urine specimen to know for sure. I looked puzzled and starting asking myself exactly, How am I going to get a urine specimen from my 92.5-pound best friend? It needed to be taken the rst thing in the morning. Many thoughts went through my head. The rst was to send Doolittle outside with a red Solo cup, but that didnt last long. I then thought about setting red Solo cups up in the yard in Doolittles favorite places. I knew that wouldnt work either. Therefore, I decided to go the foil pie plate route. It made sense. Admittedly, when Doolittle and I got to the front door that morning, he looked at me kind of funny when we got to the door and I had the big foil pie plate. When we got outside, he waited patiently for me to throw it; I guess thinking that it was some sort of Frisbee. I hid it behind my back and followed him around the yard. It didnt take long. Doolittle found his spot and started doing his thing. As soon as he started, I stuck the pie plate underneath him to get the specimen. He was startled. It was like a hard summer rain on a tin roof on a hot day. Maybe by now the committee behind the Forgotten Coast Wounded Warrior Weekend has come up for air. Maj. Gen. James Simmons (Ret.), George Duren, Bill Dodson and, particularly, Brenda Garth put on quite an event this past weekend, for the third straight year, to honor, for a few days, those wounded on the battleelds of Iraq and Afghanistan. Not that anything the community could offer would fully mitigate undergoing more than 50 surgeries, being the lone survivor of an IED explosion (as with two warriors) or losing both legs in the fog of war, and that was just four of the wounded. However, the non-prot founded for the Forgotten Coast Wounded Warrior Weekend and the community sure gave it, as the Marine might say, the ooh-raa effort, even as the number of warriors doubled from past year to 20, along with caretakers. There are few more heartwarming scenes than observing the folks from the Bridge at St. Joe nursing home waving ags and hands, smiling and having a grand time, 90-degree heat and wheelchairs be darned, as last Thursdays motorcade passed along Long Avenue in Port St. Joe. There is little as heart-rending than to see a wounded warrior, whether on articial legs, cane or wheelchair, emerging from a convertible after the motorcade to a throng of people cheering and shouting as they traveled a gauntlet of red, white and blue held by local Boy Scouts at the Centennial Building. And to see those smiles, those gleeful sunburned faces despite a shower or two early in the morning of those warriors as they brought their prize sh to the Port St. Joe Marina scales, well, that seemed worth every bit of the contribution of those 20 boat captains who provided boat, fuel and gear to ensure an offshore shing experience. Captains provided that experience to wounded soldiers, the majority of who remain in hospitals or stationed near VA medical centers. Who are mere weeks or months from the battleeld, from losing comrades, from their lives, altered mentally by the experience of the front lines, being changed physically forever in an instant. A vast majority of the community indeed comes out and gives. Warriors talked about the spontaneous hugs and thank yous. The line of volunteers serving food at the formal banquet, the high school NJROTC program, the VFW and the American Legion, they all reported for duty, with honor. The FCWWW Foundation received contributions of all amounts, from $1 to $5,000, from those whose names were known and those who wished to remain in the background. Local restaurants arranged schedules to serve banquet-type meals and make it all feel as down home as grandmas kitchen. And in addition to putting out the welcome mat for a few days the community benets in more tangible forms. For starters, there is the matter of dollars. Whatever the Foundation raises is poured into this event and every dime of that ends up back in the community, in some form. Kind and passionate hearts fuel the FCWW, but it helps fuel the coffers of local businesses. Secondly is the reputation, not an insignicant one, among the wounded warriors and the ripple effect that brings. The appreciation spoken by these warriors, the honor they bestowed this community, this county, is beyond a price tag. The people here just get it, said Staff Sgt. Glen Silva. This is such an important part of the healing process. The prospects for another FCWWW, however, are cloudy. An offshore shing tournament that served as its primary benefactor is no more. The non-prot will rely on funding where possible and hope and believe that the community continues to be as generous and more in the coming months. There are few more rewarding ways to give than to provide respite to soldiers ghting for our lifestyle. Another noteworthy, and worthy, event happens this week as the DAWGS in Prison program celebrates its own third anniversary. The program, training sociable and adoptable dogs for adopters has been nothing short of a barking success. Nearly 200 dogs saved from possible euthanasia. Dogs, including dogs trained for personal service, adopted by individuals in nearly two dozen states. Nearly 250 inmates, who must apply and earn their spot in the program, have gone through the program, many moving up in the general training world from caretaker to team leader, the equivalent of private to sergeant for an enlistee in the military. Several have gone on to work with animals on the outside. One prisoner who spent more than 20 years behind bars now works in an animal shelter in Oregon. The program has been a collaboration of the Department of Corrections, the Gulf Forestry Camp, the Board of County Commissioners and the St. Joseph Humane Society. But it is also, just as the FCWWW is driven by the passion of Brenda Garth (though I doubt I am making any Christmas card lists having now singled her out for praise) the product of the drive of one woman, Sandi Christy, and a hale and hearty group of volunteers. They match dog to adopter, work tirelessly to nd homes for the dogs, extending their reach by the graduation, of which the 20th was held Wednesday (read more at www. star.com and next weeks edition). And as the BOCC ponders budget cuts to outside agencies such as the Humane Society due to constrained funds in the county budget, such programs, worthy as they are, become more difcult to maintain. The county has been well-served in the past three years by these two programs, one that honors those whose valor is often unfathomable, another that saves lives having fallen off the rails, animal and human. These programs bring honor to Gulf County in a way that no marketing campaign could replicate.Ocean sunrise given slight edge over corneld Keyboard KLATTERINGSFoil pie plate, Mason jar and brown paper bagTwo worthy events turn three TiIM CrROFtTStar news editor Im not in the travel lodge business. I dont work for Expedia, Travelocity or Bookit.com. Hotels all look about the same to me. I dont pass out stars as per accommodations warrant. And Im not too picky, it just needs to be clean, have hot and cold running water and an air conditioning/ heating system that can keep the room reasonably close to my liking. I dont need a view. I dont care about the color of the carpet. I can turn down my own bed sheets. Im not going to be there long enough for any of it to matter. And, despite any advertising to the contrary, I could never stay long enough for it to feel like home! A recent business trip took me to a big, fancy, multi story hotel in Daytona Beach. This edice was right on the Atlantic Ocean. We got the special business rate of $110 per night. I stayed on the 11th oor. If you craned your neck out the window you could see the water lapping up on the sand. Just a couple of weeks later I checked into one of those All American Best Buy Budget Do Drop Inns out past the old Murray Ohio Bicycle plant site in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee. I stayed on the rst oor because that was about all there was. They did have a partial second oor but the nice check in lady allowed that there was no need for me to climb the stairs. The view consisted mostly of a Kentucky Fried Chicken and a Big Lots parking lot. The rate was a at 68 dollars. They didnt have a business discount. Youd think the Mediterranean like mega hotel facing the Atlantic would have it all over the smaller and somewhat tatteredat-the-edges motel located inconspicuously next to the chicken house. But lets take a closer look. I pulled into the big hotel and young men with lots of teeth and wearing matching grey uniforms came running out to the car, reaching for my keys before I could unfold from the long journey. Can I help you with your luggage, sir? Will you be staying with us long? Just leave your keys with me and I will be glad to take care of your car. Course, one hand was reaching for the suitcase; the other extended for some of my hard earned cash! First of all, I can carry my own clothes. If its going to cost me ve bucks coming and going, Id rather do it myself! I told the rst smiling face that reached me, Son, for ve dollars, Ill come over to your house, grab your bags and ride up any elevator you point to. Secondly, Im not staying with them. Ive got a business meeting. I want to get to it, get it over with and get home as fast as I can. And listen, this is the only car Ive got. Im not handing my keys to some hyper active teenager I just met so he can cut some wheelies down in the parking garage or drive out to Pepperailies Pizza in my vehicle. My worst fears were realized when the meticulously manicured desk clerk told me the additional dollars per night added to my bill was for the valet parking. Maam, I walked to this here hotel. Youre going to have to do some subtracting. I found a parking lot two blocks away and, as good as my word, I walked to the big fancy hotel! I hated that I had a suitcase, my briefcase and a hang up bag. If I ever come back to this place, Im bringing my clothes in a tow sack. Someone needs to help these people understand how the real world lives. It didnt cost nothing to park at the All American Best Buy Budget Do Drop Inn. The check in lady did look a tad annoyed because she had to stub out her Marlboro and come inside to check us in. But she was friendly enough and didnt care to get a copy of a credit card for incidentals. She took the 68 bucks and handed us a key. Hope yall rest good. She was in a hurry to get back outside and nish her cigarette. I forgot to check her manicure. I did pull my car down to about 8 feet from room 109. The fancy hotel charged $16 for their breakfast buffet. I passed on it. The All American offered a free hot breakfast. I tanked up. Internet cost $9.98 per day along the ocean. It was included in the 68 bucks in Lawrenceburg. The fancy place sported a at-screen television with 15 channels or so. The Tennessee motel hadnt reached the HD era yet, but they must have had 100 channels. The sound didnt work on all the shows, but I mostly watched the Golf Network so it didnt matter. I went running before daylight on the sands of Daytona Beach. It was a pretty nice run and the sun coming up over the ocean was spectacular. It was the one plus to staying in this place. After I sprinted through the Big Lots parking lot and turned passed the Tractor Supply store a large corneld loomed on the horizon. I watched the sun come up on a beautiful Tennessee morning as I circumnavigated the rather large corneld. I tell you, Ive had worse runs. The Hilton room was immaculate. Everything was in place. The shower pressure was not the greatest, but Ive come to understand that in most any hotel. The Do Drop Inn was clean. And it included a refrigerator that the fancy place did not. Course, I didnt bring any mayonnaise, cold drinks or Jimmy Dean sausage so the ice box was a non factor. Cathy would have pointed out the small tear in the carpet but I wasnt sleeping on the rug. Didnt either place give out chocolate mints, thank goodness! And neither would take the place of home, but the All American sure wore better on me. Respectfully, Kes HUnkerNKER DOWnNKesley Colbert CranksRANKS MY tra TRACtTOrRBN Heard 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. 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Pd.Pol.Ad. TM1-850-309-1996 shredit.com 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 verication and will not be published. Letters must be in good taste and The Star reserves the right to edit letters for correctness and style. CRANKS from page A4He looked at me kind of funny, but kept on giving the specimen. I think I saw steam. My thinking was correct. The foil pie plate could be easily bent to form a spout that made the specimen easy to pour into a Mason jar. I put the specimen lled Mason jar into a brown paper lunch bag, labeled it Doolittle, and headed to the veterinarians ofce. It was a very difcult few days, but we nally got the results back. Doolittle didnt have Cushings disease. We celebrated by going through the trash together. The veterinarian seemed to think that a months worth of milk thistle would help my dogs system. If my dog was going to have to partake in this weed, I was going to do it with him. Now you know about the foil pie plate, the Mason jar, the brown bag and the milk thistle. Cushings disease is a serious condition, but it can be treated. Take care of your pets. Hopefully, rain on a tin roof will now hold new meaning for you. You can nd more stories at www.CranksMyTractor.com. 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 verication and will not be published. Letters must be in good taste and The Star reserves the right to edit letters for correctness and style. SHa A RE Yo O Ur R OPINIONs S LettersA5 | The Star Thursday, June 7, 2012By JIM CLEMENTSGov. Rick Scott recently appointed Bob Gill to another term as a designated commercial shing representative on the Gulf of Mexico Fisheries Management Council (Gulf Council). Just ve days later, Scott changed his mind and has refused to explain why. Rep. Steve Southerland supports the governors ipop, but also refuses to explain why Gill, the current council chairman, should no longer represent Floridas interests. Gill is from Crystal River, dead center of the shery. He is the only nominee who is in the commercial industry on a fulltime basis. Gov. Scotts amended preferred nominee, Juan John Sanchez, lives in Homestead and runs an oil company. Few in this region even know him. As it stands, Congressman Southerland and others outside the commercial industry support a recreational sherman and oil executive with no stake in the c ommercial shery.  A recent article in the Florida Current suggests Southerland, the recreational shing congressman from Panama City, supports Gov. Scotts new choice and opposes the re-nomination of Gill. At the last four Gulf Council meetings, Southerland sent his staff members, at the taxpayers expense, to scout Gill and the council. His staff was seen videotaping Gill at a question and answer session. Southerland is doing everything in his power to destroy the commercial shery. He introduced an amendment to the commerce appropriations bill to defund future commercial quota programs that give the shermen the right to design and vote on these programs and their future. Southerland is rallying recreational sherman to oppose commercial quota programs. There are tens of thousands of recreational shermen who vote in congressional elections, and only a few hundred commercial shermen who vote. He is forgetting, or apparently does not care about, the consumers who want fresh Florida seafood. Now that Southerland has been exposed for his misguided selshness, it is these people he will have to face when he runs for re-election this fall. For Southerland to continue to insert big-government control to intervene in the local management of our sheries is a slap in the face to those of us that have actively participated in the local council process for many years. He seems determined to ruin the progress commercial shermen have made in the Gulf of Mexico. His actions are unfair to the 97.3 percent of Americans who do not own boats and cannot or do not wish to catch their own sh to eat. It is impractical for the vast majority of citizens to catch their own sh. For many, their only access to federal sheries is through the commercial industry, which currently catches only about half of the reef sh controlled by the Gulf Council. The rest are caught by the recreational sector, as well as the many species that are designated as sport sh and denied to the commercial sector and the American consumer. The situation gets worse when we consider that we face the Gulf oil spill remediation. This puts our businesses and the incredibly critical shery rebuilding programs at risk. Those programs are already paying dividends as we watch our shery get healthier and allowable catches for both commercial and recreational sectors increase each year. In light of the BP oil spill, do we really need a person who runs an oil company looking after our marine resources in the Gulf? Apparently Congressman Southerland thinks so. Out of 435 members of the House of Representatives, Steve Southerland was voted Ocean Enemy No. 1 by Ocean Champions, the rst national organization of its kind focused solely on the protection of oceans and ocean wildlife. We should all contact Gov, Scott, ask him to ignore Washingtons big-government pressure from the likes of Congressman Southerland, and once again nominate Bob Gill as his preferred recommendation to a seat on the Gulf Council. Jim Clements is a commercial sherman from Carrabelle. Dear Editor: Jim Clements lack of knowledge and misleading statements about the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council appointment process mirror his shortsightedness and awed rationale for supporting one of the most contentious and volatile sheries management plans ever conceived of catch shares! For starters, Gov. Rick Scott does not make appointments to any of the regional shery management councils. The Governor nominates qualied candidates to those positions and appointments are made by the Secretary of Commerce. John Sanchez, the Governors nal selection for a commercial seat on the Gulf council, is very wellknown to shermen throughout the State of Florida. John served as Executive Director to the Florida Keys Commercial Fishermens Association for ve years and also served on the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council from 1997-2000 providing representation for all Floridians and the Florida Keys, the largest commercial seaport in the State of Florida and in the Southeastern United States. Sanchez enjoys the support and endorsement of numerous commercial, recreational and charter shermen including Southeastern Fisheries Association, Southern Offshore Fishing Association, Panama City Boatmens Association, Recreational Fishing Alliance, National Association of Charterboat Operators, Florida Keys Commercial Fishermens Association and the Florida Guides Association, all of which have been in existence for more than 20 years and one as long as 60. Clements ignorance on catch shares issues is no less surprising. A contractor by trade, Clements is new to the commercial shing business and like others invested heavily in the controversial shery management scheme being sold by the Environmental Defense Fund with hopes of huge returns on investment based on cornering the market in the snapper/ grouper shery at the expense of generational shermen. In fact most of his shing income is a result of leasing the shares he presently owns. At the request of industry, Rep. Steve Southerland has stepped to the plate in Washington, D.C., to protect Florida shermen from catch shares programs being shoved down the throats of Americas shermen. Catch shares or variations thereof are wreaking havoc in New England and the negative effects are now being felt in the Gulf of Mexico. Synonymous with catch shares programs are irrefutable documentation of eet reduction and job loss, so severe, the State of Massachusetts and several cities are suing the federal government because of threats to their local economies. Further exacerbating the situation are the many millions of dollars being spent in Washington by the EDF pushing the catch shares concept including funding organizations like the ones Clements belongs to so they can lobby by proxy for EDF in Washington. EDF with no prior history of sheries management, but well-connected in D.C., claims catch shares are the panacea for all that ails our oceans. The reality is most of Americas sh stocks are in great shape with a relatively small number undergoing rebuilding regimens working so well that the National Marine Fisheries Service actually declared an end to over-shing in U.S. waters earlier this year. We, the groups trying to bring commercial and recreational shermen together for the good of the sh and shing industries, salute Scott for his nomination of John Sanchez to the Gulf Council and offer our sincere appreciation to Southerland for his support of all shermen and efforts to preserve the cultural heritage of our coastal communities. Sincerely, Bill Kelly, Florida Keys Commercial Fishermens Association Bob Zales, Panama City Boatmens Association & National Association of Charterboat Operators Tom Adams, Forgotten Coast chapter Recreational Fishing Alliance Bob Spaeth, Southern Offshore Fishing Association Pat Kelley, Florida Guides Association Bob Jones, Southeastern Fisheries AssociationAmerican Legion says thanksDear Editor: The American Legion Post 116 would like to thank the following businesses for their generous donations and support of the Wounded Warrior BBQ fundraiser that was Saturday, May 26, at Frank Pate Park in Port St. Joe: The Piggly Wiggly, El Governor Motel and RV Park, Sharons Caf, Fish House Restaurant, Pristine Pool and Spa Supply, Catheys Ace Hardware and Bay Breeze Antiques. We could not have had such a successful event without your help.American Legion Post 116Dear Editor: Right now, a Senate Conference Committee is debating the nal version of the federal Transportation Bill. Senator Bill Nelson (Florida) is one of 14 members serving on this critical committee. There are a few bad amendments including how our utility companies dispose of their coal ash. Floridians need to ask for a clean transportation bill, which provides jobs and protects the states water supply from mercury, arsenic, chromium and other toxics in coal ash. Florida has 14 coal power plants producing more than 8 billion pounds of coal ash each year, and zero requirements for contamination prevention at coal ash landlls. Southports Lansing Smith Coal Plant dumps more than 130 million pounds of coal ash into unlined and unmonitored landlls. Senator Nelson, be a leader and protect the public and our economy over the utility companies. Kick out the coal ash provision NOW!Angelique GiraudEnergy Community Organizer, Clean Water Action561-672-7638Forrest Hills Cemetery needs workDear Editor: For the past 15 years or so, Elmer Green, Michael Lowry and I, with an occasional other combat veteran from VFW Post 10069, place American ags on the graves of veterans on Memorial Day. This year, I noticed the cemetery is in need of repair. Trees, bushes and weeds need to be trimmed. Trash needs to be picked up, overall a good cleanup. Some grave markers (headstones) need to be reset. A few graves need to replace or set a marker there to identify who is buried in that grave. To reset the grave markers, some dirt and a little muscle can replace the markers to a perfect setting. Unmarked graves could be identied with an inexpensive plastic marker with Name, Date of Birth and Date of Death. Possibly the city or county could use some prisoners to do this project or a civic or church organization could this on as a project. Forrest Hills is a beautiful cemetery and nal resting place, do not let it decline. If we have failed to place a ag on your loved ones veterans grave, please let me know so we can correct this next year. Call me at 647-3240.David E. Kelly, Jr.Sgt. Major, U.S. Army Retired St. Joe Beach Sen. Nelson: kick coal ash out of Transportation Bill Big government must butt out of local sheriesAn answer from the vast majority

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The time is right for me to serve the citizens of Gulf County and bring energy and passion to the School Board for the education and well-being of the children of our community, Farrell said. WOOD from page A1 FARRELL from page A1for more than 40 years, Linda has two children, Edward and Catherine, and three beautiful grandchildren all of whom were or currently are being educated by the Gulf County School System. Growing up in Port St. Joe, she had the unique opportunity to participate in all aspects of our schools. After graduating from Port St. Joe High School and Florida State University, Linda came home and taught English for 13 years at both the primary and secondary levels. Raising her children here then gave her the extremely valuable point of view as a parent in the system. Finally, Linda sought a way to make a difference in the schools she grew up in, worked in, and loved by running for school board office. I thank you for the extraordinary opportunity that this community has given me to serve you as a school board member, Wood said. In Lindas 12 years of service, she had been Chairman of the School Board twice and with more than 500 hours of training has earned the status as a Florida School Board Association certified board member. Using her training and years of experience as an educator, parent and school board member, Linda Wood continues to diligently work to better our schools for all students in Gulf County. Since her election in 2000, Linda has donated funding for a college scholarship, Student Government leadership camps, cultural enrichment and CFES (College for Every Student). She has worked on the National School Board Association Pre-K Committee, the Florida Textbook Evaluation Committee, and served as a member of the Gulf County Substance Abuse Coalition. Both the variety and longevity of her experiences make Linda Wood uniquely qualified to continue what is important to her and to all of us who want a better future for our students. In Lindas own words, Its ALL about the kids.

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LocalThe Star| A7Thursday, June 7, 2012 new, fresh perspective, Warriner said. Shes going to put us on the map. Warriner reported Jenkins will review the open assistant director position upon beginning work as well as the need for a marketing service provider. He said the three proposals collected from marketing firms have been rejected by county attorney Don Butler, in hope that Jenkins experience in marketing will cease the need to contract with an outside agency. In other personnel matters, the TDC also voted to terminate all Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) with the independent event planning company Statecraft. A motion was made by the TDC marketing subcommittee to recommend the board sever ties with Statecraft due to nonperformance at a meeting May 3. This is the first time the full board has met to discuss the issue. County Attorney Jeremy Novak said the TDC will need to terminate the contracts the same way they entered into them, by way of the BOCC. Warriner said the board also needs to find out the status of TDC funding for events proposed by Statecraft which were later cancelled. Four of the seven events outlined in a series of MOUs entered with Statecraft owner Amber Davis last October were cancelled due to last minute planning issues. Davis has collected portions of planning fees for the cancelled events, as each contract specified half of the contracting fee to be paid up front. Because the TDC owns the events, Warriner requested the county convene an audit to review Statecrafts work product and find out the status of the funds. We dont know what weve got so far, Warriner said. We may feel weve gotten our moneys worth, we may not. The board motioned to review Statecrafts work product before the next BOCC meeting June 12 in order to bring the issue before the board. Jack Kerigan of Kerigan Marketing attended the meeting to answer any questions about a new series of marketing projects including the purchase of Google key words, print ads, television spots on Beach T.V. and a series of YouTube videos to promote the area. The BOCC approved the marketing projects on an emergency basis at their meeting May 22 so the TDC didnt miss out on valuable marketing during its interim period without a director. Fourth of July celebration and reworks John Parker made a presentation to the board on behalf of the Downtown Business Association about an event they hope to organize for the Fourth of July, which will feature a bicycle parade, apple pie baking contest, and many other family-friendly activities in downtown Port St. Joe. He approached the board for event support and said the event would be contingent on whether or not there will be a reworks display in Port St. Joe. The county and TDC have each budgeted $5,000 for July 4 reworks, but still is waiting for a response from the city on whether they also will be contributing $5,000 to fund the display. At the last Port St. Joe City Commission meeting, the board was not in favor of contributing, but hoped the TDC would solely fund the show as it did last year. We all decided last year that it shouldnt be funded by any one entity, said TDC board member and County Commissioner Warren Yeager. Were almost to June and weve got a month. We need to get someone contracted. Yeager volunteered to reach out to Port St. Joe City Manager Jim Anderson for funding. The board motioned to take on the project if the city rejected with only the $10,000 in contribution from the county and TDC. on May 5, and again as the valedictorian of the Wewahitchka High Class of 2012 on May 26, with a 4.3 weighted and 4.0 unweighted grade point average. Gerber has been on the education fast-track since the 8th grade when he jumped in head rst by taking two high school math courses, geometry and algebra in order to get ahead. I took algebra and geometry in 8th grade and it just grew from there, Gerber said. I started to get ahead really quickly. Gerber took dual enrollment to the next level during his high school career, taking his rst college course at Gulf Coast during the summer after his freshman year. One course in particular, introduction to criminal justice, really resonated with Gerber, who now plans on pursuing a degree in Criminal Intelligence from Florida State University in Panama City. He said he hopes to one day be an investigator for a federal agency, such as the U.S. Marshals Service or the Federal Bureau of Investigation. I opened up a lot of classes my 10th grade year, Gerber said. I just started taking classes to get ahead. Gerber said graduating high school is not something he is nervous about. Ive already been through Gulf Coast graduation, so Ive already been through the walking part, Gerber said before his high school graduation ceremony last week. Although he was absent for most of the Wewahitchka High school day his senior year, he made an effort to stay engaged in student life as a member of the Student Government Association and the National Honor Society, and also through sports, such as cross country, track and basketball. He said he owes his success in academics to his parents, who have always supported him in his endeavors. Theyre tough, Gerber said of his parents; his mother, Debbie Gerber, teaches computer and technology classes at WHS and always encouraged her son to challenge himself. Gerber said his success in the dual enrollment program through Gulf County Schools has also saved a lot of money in college tuition costs. High School students qualify for free college credit through the dual enrollment program. Its definitely saved a lot of money, he said. Gerber started at Gulf Coast when he was 15 years old, and admitted he was a bit out of place at first. Id be in class sometimes with some 60 and 70-year-olds, he said. But with the support of his teachers and family, Gerber ultimately paved a road to success at Gulf Coast. I cant just name one (teacher), Gerber said. Theyve all helped me along the way. With a graduating class of only about 60 students, Gerber said he and his classmates have grown close over the years, and seeing them on a regular basis will be what he misses most about high school. Im going to miss seeing everyone Ive known, that Ive grown up with, Gerber said. I know pretty much all of my classmates. Most people are staying here in town. His advice to high school students thinking about dual enrollment was pretty matter-of-fact. Try it at first and see if its for you, Gerber said. And start at an early age if you can. Gerber hopes to be done with college by 2014 and then maybe pursue a masters degree, but hes not sure yet. He is, after all, only 18. GULF COUNTY SCHOOL BOARDAnnounces its policy for Free and Reduced-Price Meals for students under theNATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH AND BREAKFAST PROGRAMSAny interested person may review a copy of the policy by contacting DUANE MCFARLAND 850-229-8256 OR 850-639-2871 Household size and income criteria will be used to determine eligibility. An application can not be approved unless it contains complete eligibility information. Application forms are being sent to all homes with a letter to parents or guardians. To apply for Free or Reduced-Price Meals, households must complete the appliHouseholds that receive SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) or TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) are required to list on the application only the childs name, SNAP/TANF case number, and signature of adult household member. Households with children who are considered migrants, homeless, or runaway should contact the district liaison Deborah Crosby at 850-229-6940. For the purpose of determining household size, deployed service members are considered a part of the household. Families should include the names of the deployed service members on their application. Report only that portion of the deployed service members income made available to them or on their behalf to the family. Additionally, a housing allowance that is part of the Military Housing Privatization Initiative is not to be included as income. All other households must provide the following information listed on the application: each household member; number. If a household member becomes unemployed or if the household size changes, the school should be contacted. Children of parents or guardians who become unemployed should also contact the school. Under the provisions of the Free and Reduced-Price meal policy DUANE MCFARLAND Jim Norton, Superintendent 150 Middle School Rd. Port St. Joe, FL 32456 850-229-8256 or 850-639-2871 Unless indicated otherwise on the application, the information on the Free and Reduced-Price Meal application may be used by the school system in determining eligibility for other educational programs. FLORIDA INCOME ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES FOR FREE AND REDUCED-PRICE MEALS Effective from July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2013 To determine annual income: Remember LocalThe Star| A7Thursday, June 7, 2012 TDC from page A1 HIGhH SChHOOL from page A1

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Most of these sh will not be here long, so catch them during the week days before the weekend traf c is at its highest. Inshore OffshoreBlacks island and Pig Island are producing great trout catches this month so far. Good ounder can be had at Towns Beach area when the tides and winds are right for gigging. Some smaller trout and Spanish mackerel are coming in at the sea wall in the St. Joe Marina, but the big kings have moved out to sea. Fishing Depot creek should be productive if Shellcraker is your sh. Good numbers of shellcraker, painted bream, and smaller bass are being caught right now. Lake Wimico is also producing good shellcraker and bass on the early bite. SPONSORED BY Special to The StarTALLAHASSEE, Fla. Well into the wee hours of the night teams of scientists from across the Southeastern United States waited and watched as bats in the Apalachicola National Forest swooped down to feed on their insect prey only to be captured in sheer mist nets. The scienti c teams along with U.S. Forest Service Wildlife Biologists conducted bat surveys to test for white-nose syndrome and general bat healthiness throughout the region. Dubbed Bat Blitz, the ve-day event was hosted by the Florida Bat Working Group, which partnered with the U.S. Forest Service, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the University of Florida Were mapping the locations of where each species was captured to learn about which forest types and water types each species is associated with here in the Panhandle. Then well pick apart the bat guano under a microscope to determine which insects each bat species is feeding on, said Assistant Professor Holly Ober of the University of Florida Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation. As scientists expected, so far bat testing has conrmed a very low probability of local bats being affected by white-nose syndrome a condition linked to the deaths of more than a million hibernating bats. According to U.S. Fish and Wildlife, despite the continuing search to nd the source of this condition by numerous laboratories and state and federal biologists, the cause of the bat deaths remains unknown. Each night, 12 teams of ve biologists spread out across the forest and surveyed bats in places bats were expected to be feeding. Because bats are active at night, few people see them, and even fewer understand or appreciate their importance in our daily lives, said Micah Thorning, wildlife biologist for the U.S. Forest Service. For example, as the primary consumers of ying insects, bats play a crucial role in insect control. The survey netted 246 bats of eight different species with the maximum number of bats caught at one site totaling 57. The most widespread species caught were the Seminole Bat, Evening Bat, Red Bat, and Southeastern Bat, but rarer species such as the Tricolored Bat, Big Brown Bat, Ra nesques Bigeared Bat, and Brazilian Free-tailed Bat were also captured and tested. The Southeastern Bat Diversity Network helps facilitate Bat Blitz each year. In 1998 they hosted the rst ever Bat Blitz in Tenn. Planning for a Bat Blitz takes a lot of time and effort. Most states begin planning 1.5 to 2 years in advance. We began a bit late, so we have been working feverishly for the past eight months, said Ober. We were able to pull it off only because of the dedication of a core group of individuals from the Florida Bat Working Group an organization composed of local, state and federal agencies along with private entities. For more bat facts and information visit www.batcon.org/.Special to The StarBy lling out a survey card or making a phone call, anglers can provide Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission biologists valuable information about red snapper and other reef sh. Biologists distribute survey cards year-round to anglers at public areas, including boat ramps, shing piers and marinas along the Gulf coast of Florida, to gather information about shing trips targeting red snapper. This information includes where a red snapper is caught and released, the type of shing equipment used, the size of the sh and its condition when released. Fisheries researchers and managers use the data from these reported catchand-release trips to assess the status of this important recreational shery. Anyone shing for red snapper in Florida, or anglers who reel one in at any time of year, can also request a postage-paid survey card in the mail by emailing their name and address to FishStats@MyFWC.com. To download a data sheet, visit MyFWC.com/Research/Saltwater, click on Recreational Fisheries and select the article FWC Enlists Anglers to Assist Reef Fish Studies. Another way for anglers to help researchers is with a quick phone call to report reeling in a tagged reef sh. FWC biologists have been tagging and releasing reef sh such as snapper and grouper in the Gulf of Mexico since 2009 to evaluate sh survival after recreational anglers catch and release these species. The yellow or orange tags are near the dorsal n of the sh, and each tag has a unique number printed on the side. FWC researchers ask anglers to report tagged sh to the Angler Tag Return Hotline at 800-367-4461. When calling the hotline, anglers should indicate the species, tag number, date and time of capture, catch location, sh length, type of bait used and whether the sh was kept or released. If the sh is released, the angler should leave the tag in place. With every report of a tagged sh, researchers gain a better understanding of the rate of survival after these sh are released. Anglers receive free T-shirts for reporting a sh tagged as part of this project. For more information on recreational sheries research and to nd other ways to help, visit MyFWC. com/Research/Saltwater and click on Recreational Fisheries.Special to The StarThe Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is considering permanently adding two weeks to the end of the recreational season for bay scallops and it is asking the public to take this short survey to determine interest in the potential change. The survey will be available until June 6 at www.surveymonkey. com/s/ZGB6R7D. The survey is also available at MyFWC.com/ Fishing by clicking on Saltwater.Oyster harvest now includes weekendsSpecial to The Star Starting June 1, Apalachicola oysters can be commercially harvested seven days a week throughout the year. Previously, commercial harvest was not allowed on Fridays and Saturdays from June 1 through Aug. 31 and on Saturdays and Sundays from Sept. 1 through Nov. 15. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission approved this change at its February 2012 meeting. This increased harvesting opportunity comes in response to public health management changes made by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services in 2010. These changes significantly reduced the number of hours available for harvest each day during the warmer months of the year. The sevenday work week will allow Apalachicola Bay oyster harvesters the ability to make up for time lost harvesting. This action by FWC was supported by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. To learn more about the commercial oyster harvest, visit MyFWC. com/Fishing and click on Saltwater Fishing, Commercial and then Oyster.Anglers can help catch data on red snapperScientists release bat survey results PHOTO BY PORTER LIBBYThe Ra nesques Big-eared Bat examined here by Ecologist Gary Libby on the Apalachicola National Forest was one of two of its kind caught during Bat Blitz. The Ra nesques Big-eared Bat is listed as one of the Regional Foresters Sensitive Species and is a rare nd on the National Forests in Florida. PHOTO BY PORTER LIBBYThis Seminole Bat caught by Ecologist Gary Libby on the Apalachicola National Forest was one of several bats examined during Bat Blitz. The Seminole Bat is a medium sized bat that grows up to 4.5 long with a wingspan of up to 12 inches and can weigh up to half an ounce. PHOTO BY SUSAN BLAKE | U.S. Forest Service. Right: Ecologist Gary Libby and his team members examine a bat caught on the Apalachicola National Forest during Bat Blitz. 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By TIM CROFT227-7827 | @PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com Since leaving Port St. Joe High School in 2009 Tyrone Dawson covered the bases and earned a title ring. Dawson, who will be entering his nal year of collegiate eligibility this fall as he prepares to enroll at Lemoyne Owen College in Memphis, Tenn., has earned honors while helping Chipola College win a state title and earn a berth in the national title while also earning a championship ring this past season at Toccoa Falls (GA) College. Toccoa Falls is a Division II school in the National Christian Collegiate Athletics Association and last month won its second consecutive national title. Dawson proudly displayed the ring during a recent interview, carefully retrieving it from its box to showcase its bling. I love winning, I have always loved winning, it really is as simple as that, Dawson said. It was a great experience with a great bunch of guys. Dawson, playing primarily center eld, hit .379 for Toccoa Falls, including 13 doubles and three home runs, driving in 31 runs and scoring 24. He was successful on 10 of his 11 base-stealing attempts. He nished with an on-base percentage of .455. After two years of college experience, Dawson also showed some of his leadership skills honed behind the plate and under center at Port St. Joe. I like to be that guy that other guys come to for advice or just a pump up, Dawson said. I want guys to look to me for positive reaction and feedback. For Dawson to be holding any of that hardware displayed across a table last week three years removed from high school is itself a lesson in perseverance and hard work. Dawson was the starting quarterback for the Tiger Sharks his senior year and also played catcher for the Port St. Joe High baseball team that reached the regional nal. Dawson was a leader and heady player, but he was also small and undersized for football and needed meat on bone even to move to the next level in baseball. His break came courtesy of Rick Williams, the local athletic trainer employed with Tallahassee Orthopedic Clinic. Williams, who lives in Port St. Joe, can be seen on athletic elds and hardcourts throughout the school year. Williams knew the staff of Chipola College well and asked an assistant coach to give Dawson a look. Chipola was coming off a national JUCO title season. I went on a visit and had a workout and I liked the school, I liked the coaches and I liked the surroundings, Dawson said. Dawson was behind the plate in a primarily reserve role in his freshman year but blossomed under the tutelage of Coach Jeff Johnson and some work in the weight room. Coming out of high school I was pretty small and they really got me in the weight room, Dawson said. The coaching I had there was unbelievable. Just the coaching and the trust they put in their players. It was unreal. When I left there was the point that I thought I could really play ball at the college level. Dawson also had a new position. His sophomore year at Chipola, Dawson was moved to center eld. The move took some getting used to. I always was the one who liked to have control of the game, as with playing catcher. You feel like you are in control of the game, Dawson said. But when it came to the pros and cons of moving, it was an easy transition. Reading balls in the outeld, covering ground, I really felt better chasing balls and there are ways to be in control in the eld and at the plate. Dawsons second season at Chipola ended with the Indians taking the state JUCO title and nishing fth in the nation. Dawson was named to the All-Tournament Team in the Florida JUCO tournament. The NCCCAA World Series proved another showcase for Dawson, who was approached by an assistant from Owen, a traditionally black college. He saw me play a lot at Toccoa and he talked to me for, like, an hour and a half, about baseball, life, everything and he offered me a scholarship, Dawson said. Dawson was a walk-on his rst year at Chipola and had a partial ride the second. Toccoa Falls does not offer scholarships but Dawson was eligible for several grants. They are going to help me become a better player. They want me to move back to catcher and stay there and be in charge of the game. Dawson is also on track for a bachelors degree in Psychology and hopes to be involved with mentoring young people after graduation. I want to work with kids, thats what it is for me, helping kids, Dawson. Dawson is offering youngsters tutoring in the basic skills of baseball during the summer. Anyone interested should call 340-1296. 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, June 786 7240% Fri, June 888 7240% Sat, June 987 7340% Sun, June 1086 7440% Mon, June 1187 7360% Tues, June 1287 7420% Wed, June 1389 7530% 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 15 Tu 815am 1.1 451pm 0.4 16 We 804am 1.3 514pm 0.2 17 Th 811am 1.4 545pm 0.0 18 Fr 830am 1.6 619pm -0.1 19 Sa 856am 1.7 659pm -0.1 20 Su 927am 1.8 743pm -0.2 21 Mo 1002am 1.8 830pm -0.2 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 15 Tu 1225am 1.0 1212pm 1.3 620am 0.7 736pm 0.3 16 We 208am 1.0 1237pm 1.3 706am 0.9 824pm 0.1 17 Th 324am 1.0 102pm 1.3 749am 1.0 908pm 0.0 18 Fr 422am 1.1 127pm 1.4 828am 1.1 947pm -0.1 19 Sa 510am 1.2 154pm 1.4 905am 1.2 1023pm -0.2 20 Su 550am 1.2 225pm 1.5 939am 1.2 1057pm -0.2 21 Mo 625am 1.2 258pm 1.5 1012am 1.2 1128pm -0.2 PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA SP O RTS www.starfl.comThursday, June 7, 2012 APage 9SectionStar Staff ReportAll-Pro Soccer, will be holding two Summer Soccer Camps in the area, on Monday-Friday, June 1115. The rst will be sponsored by the Gulf County Soccer Boosters and be held at the Port St Joe Soccer Complex from 9-11:30 a.m. (ET) on those dates. On those same dates, the Callaway Arsensal Soccer Club will be hosting the camp from 4-6:30 p.m. (CT) at the Callaway Sports Complex. Both camps will be supervised by former professional player and coach, Gary Hindley. Coach Hindley, a 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 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 noon 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. The Port St. Joe Junior/Senior High School varsity cheerleaders will be hosting a Cheer Camp for all children ages 3 through the fifth grade. Registration is $35. The camp will be held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. ET on July 16-18 at Oak Grove Assembly of God Church. There will be a Pep Rally at 11:30 a.m. on July 18 to showcase the skills learned. Youth will learn motion and jumps technique, two cheers, two chants, sideline dance and Xtreme routine. Snacks will be provided but each child will be responsible for a packed lunch. Registrations forms may be picked up and/or turned in at the school office or any varsity cheerleader. T-shirts will be given to those registered by July 1. For any questions contact Lindsay Williams at lwilliams@gulf.K12.fl.us.Star Staff ReportThe Ladies Golf Association of St Joseph Bay Golf Club nished up its year with an Awards Luncheon. Numerous prizes were given out. During the year on Thursday mornings the ladies play various types of golf games and challenges with a payout each week but with accumulation of points that go for the annual prize. This year the A Division went to Faye Chadbourn, B Division to Pat Hardman and C Division to Christine Smith. The Most Improved player in terms of reduction of her handicap was Penelope Evanoff. During the year the ladies turn in any birdie (one shot under par) they made to be tallied. This year the Most Birdies accumulated during the year in the A Division was won by Ethel Bardsley, B Division won by Pat Hardman and C Division by Eda Ruth Taylor. The Ladies also play Ringers throughout the year on Thursday mornings and get to replace any score on a hole with a better one each week. The big winners here were A Division-Ethel Bardsley, B Division-Geri McCarthy and C Division Eda Ruth Taylor. In addition to Thursday play many of the LGA members play on Saturday morning and engage in an ongoing Cat Fight which calculates Swinger Points each week based on your score and your handicap. This means someone with a high handicap who plays well may beat out a low handicap player on any given day so everyone can enjoy the challenge and have a chance to win. There is a payout each Saturday and any club member with an established handicap can play on any Saturday without having to play every Saturday. There is a running total of accumulated Swinger Points with the grand prize given out at the Annual Awards Luncheon. Penelope Evanoff came in rst, Pat Hardman came in second, followed closely by Faye Chadbourne in third place. The Ladies Golf Association still plays during the summer so we encourage any lady golfers to come out to St Joseph Bay Golf Club and join us for a round on Thursday morning. We have all levels of handicaps so come on out. Call the Pro Shop 227-1751 for more information.Special to The StarCome out and support the Lady Tiger Sharks as they wash cars this Saturday, June 9, at Advance Auto Parts in Port St Joe. The donations only car wash will be held from 9 a.m. until approximately 1 p.m. ET. Proceeds will help support the teams effort to attend a team camp this summer as well as other costs for the team. Like us on Facebook. The team has a Facebook page at www.facebook.com/TigerSharkVolleyball. Keep up to date with all the team happenings and news by visiting us on Facebook. Conditioning will begin in July and our Florida State University team camp is also in July. Check the team page on Facebook or on the Port St Joe Jr./ Sr. High School website at psjhs-gcs.schoolloop. com/volleyball. Dawsons career arc rarely higher TIM CROFT | The StarTyrone Dawson, a 2009 graduate of Port St. Joe High School, shows some of the hardware he has won since leaving Port St. Joe, including (center, front) a championship ring from the recent National Christian Collegiate Athletics Association World Series. SUMMER SOCCER CAMPSLadies Golf Association holds annual awards luncheon Free golf lessons for students this June JUNIOR SUMMER CHEER CAMP PSJ HIGH VOLLEYBALL NEWSI love winning, I have always loved winning, it really is as simple as that. It was a great experience with a great bunch of guys.Tyrone Dawson

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2011 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report City of WewahitchkaWe are pleased to announce that our drinking water meets all federal and state requirements. Were pleased to present to you this years Annual Water Quality Report. This report is designed to inform you about the quality water and services we deliver to you every day. Our constant goal is to provide you with a safe and dependable supply of drinking water. We want you to understand the efforts we make to continually improve the water treatment process and protect our water resources. We are committed to ensuring the quality of your water. Our water source is ground water from two wells. The wells draw from the Floridan Aquifer. Because of the excellent In 2011 the Department of Environmental Protection performed a Source Water Assessment on our system and a search of the data sources indicated no potential sources of contamination near If you have any questions about this report or concerning your water utility, please contact Don Minchew at (850)-639-2605. We encourage our valued customers to be informed about their water utility. If you want to learn more, please attend any of our regularly scheduled meetings. They are held on the second and forth Monday of each month at 6:30 PM at City Hall. City of Wewahitchka routinely monitors for contaminants in your drinking water according to Federal and State laws, rules, and regulations. Except where indicated otherwise, this report is based on the results of our monitoring for the period of January 1 to December 31, 2011. Data obtained before January 1, 2011, and presented in this report are from the most recent testing done in accordance with the laws, rules, and regulations. Maximum Contaminant Level or MCL: The highest level of a contaminant that is allowed in drinking water. MCLs are set as close to the MCLGs as feasible using the best available treatment technology. Maximum Contaminant Level Goal or MCLG: The level of a contaminant in drinking water below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MCLGs allow for a margin of safety Action Level (AL): The concentration of a contaminant which, if exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirements that a water system must follow. Maximum residual disinfectant level or MRDL: The highest level of a disinfectant allowed in drinking water. There is convincing evidence that addition of a disinfectant is necessary for control of microbial contaminants. Maximum residual disinfectant level goal or MRDLG: of the use of disinfectants to control microbial contaminants. Parts per million (ppm) or Milligrams per liter (mg/l) one part by weight of analyte to 1 million parts by weight of the water sample. Parts per billion (ppb) or Micrograms per liter (g/l) one part by weight of analyte to 1 billion parts by weight of the water sample. Picocurie per liter (pCi/L) measure of the radioactivity in water Initial Distribution System Evaluation (IDSE): An important part of the Stage 2 Disinfection Byproducts Rule (DBPR). The IDSE is a one-time study conducted by water systems to identify distribution system locations with high concentrations of trihalomethanes (THMs) and haloacetic acids (HAAs). Water systems will use results from the IDSE, in conjunction with their Stage 1 DBPR compliance monitoring data, to select compliance monitoring locations for the Stage 2 DBPR. ND means not detected and indicates that the substance was not found by laboratory analysis. If present, elevated levels of lead can cause serious health problems, especially for pregnant women and young children. Lead in drinking water is primarily from materials and components associated with service lines and home plumbing. City of Wewahitchka is responsible for providing high quality drinking water, but cannot control the variety of materials used in plumbing components. If you are concerned about lead in your water, you may wish to have your water tested. Information on lead in drinking water, testing methods, and steps you can take to minimize exposure is The sources of drinking water (both tap water and bottled water) include rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, reservoirs, springs, and wells. As water travels over the surface of the land or through the ground, it dissolves naturally occurring minerals and, in some cases, radioactive material, and can pick up substances resulting from the presence of animals or from human activity. Contaminants that may be present in source water include: (A)Microbial contaminants, such as viruses and bacteria, which may come from sewage treatment plants, septic systems, agricultural livestock operations, and wildlife. (B)Inorganic contaminants, such as salts and metals, which can be naturally-occurring or result from urban stormwater runoff, industrial or domestic wastewater discharges, oil and gas production, mining, or farming. (C)Pesticides and herbicides, which may come from a variety of sources such as agriculture, urban stormwater runoff, and residential uses. (D)Organic chemical contaminants, including synthetic and volatile organic chemicals, which are by-products of industrial processes and petroleum production, and can also come from gas stations, urban stormwater runoff, and septic systems. (E)Radioactive contaminants, which can be naturally occurring or be the result of oil and gas production and mining activities. In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, the EPA prescribes regulations, which limit the amount of certain contaminants in water provided by public water systems. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations establish limits for contaminants in bottled water, which must provide the same protection for public health. Drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants. The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that the water poses a health risk. More information about contaminants and potential health effects can be obtained by calling the Environmental Protection Agencys Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1-800-426-4791. Thank you for allowing us to continue providing your family with clean, quality water this year. In order to maintain a safe and dependable water supply, we sometimes need to make improveSome people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general population. Immuno-compromised persons such as persons with cancer undergoing chemotherapy, persons who have undergone organ transplants, people with HIV/AIDS or other immune system disorders, some elderly, and infants can be particularly at risk from infections. These people should seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers. EPA/CDC guidelines on appropriate means to lessen the risk of infection by Cryptosporidium and other microbiological contaminants are available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800-426-4791). We at City of Wewahitchka would like you to understand the efforts we make to continually improve the water treatment process and protect our water resources. We are committed to insuring the quality of your water. If you have any questions or concerns about the information provided, please feel free to call any of the numbers listed. LocalA10 | The Star Thursday, June 7, 2012

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Star Staff ReportCountry music star Aaron Tippin will headline this years Florida Scallop and Music Festival, which will celebrate its 16th year in August. The Gulf County Chamber of Commerce hosts the festival, which brings arts and crafts, music and, the guest of honor, the Gulfs famous scallops. The festival will be held Aug. 3-4 at George Core Park in Port St Joe. A weekend of fun with attractions from local businesses and regional food at an inexpensive price gives the Southeast an easy way to experience the best of the Port St. Joe and Gulf County area while supporting the economy and experiencing the culture of Floridas Gulf area. The kickoff on Aug. 3, a Friday, will include an all-day Merchant Sidewalk Sale, where local vendors and artists will showcase their wares and talents in historic downtown. The gates to the Scallop and Music Festival open at 5 p.m. ET, with a variety of vendors on hand, and the music cranks up at 6 p.m. ET. Reed Waddle, who just released his new album this year, Creature of the Heart, will begin the nights music, followed by Port St. Joes The Bo Spring Band. The festivities continue the next day beginning at 11 a.m. ET. A variety of vendors will serve scallops as well as refreshing snacks and meals. Guests also can shop at a host of craft vendors throughout the day and pick up one-of-a-kind souvenirs or maybe some merchandise from one of the many musical artists. At 5 p.m. ET, the Tallahassee band 19 South and Hits and Grins, which consists of a trio of talented writers from Nashville, will take the stage. Songs by the songwriters in Hits and Grins have been recorded by George Strait, Alabama, Reba McEntire, Colt Ford and many more. Bring a chair or a blanket early to prepare for the festivals headliner Aaron Tippin who made his reputation with such hard-core honky-tonk performances as Working Mans Ph. D., Kiss This, and There Aint Nothing Wrong With The Radio. There will be fun for all ages on both days, with a special Kids Zone, COMMUNITY www.starfl.comThursday, June 7, 2012 BPage 1Section Special to the StarThe folks at the Cape San Blas Lighthouse want visitors and locals to know they are not closed. But with the arrival of summer, hours of operation are changing. The Lighthouse will be open Wednesday through Sunday each week. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday (until 6 p.m. if busy); and 1-5 p.m. on Sunday. The tower will close 15 minutes before the gift shop. Come out and see the Lighthouse. For more information, call 229-1151 or email Beverly at: www.csblighthouselady2008@gmail.com.Special to The StarPam Nobles students will trip the light fantastic in a double-barreled dance recital Saturday, June 9, at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. at the Dixie Theatre in Apalachicola. Acclaimed dancer and choreographer Scott Benson returns for the 31st annual event. Tickets are $8 pre-sale or $10 at the door. Call 6538078. Doors open 45 minutes before each show. Dazzling dancers in the Shop Till You Drop theme include scholarship recipients Erin White, $2,000, and Montez Walker, $200. White and Walker will dazzle in Shopping for Shoes, with dancers Brooke Moore, Jackie Collinsworth, Amber Henning and Megan Gannon. The pair also will show off their star quality in other blockbuster numbers including The Dance Shop, Money for the Mall and CD Store FYE. White, who has studied dance with Pam Nobles Studio for 14 years, graduated from Port St. Joe High School with honors this past May. She was an active member in Mu Alpha Theta and National Honor Society and was senior class president. She plans to attend Troy University and major in business with a minor in Spanish. She will continue dance throughout college and hopes to join the Troy University Dance Team. Bensons dance career of more than 30 years has taken him all over the world to choreograph and perform with such artists as Michael Jackson, Pink, Aerosmith, Alice Cooper, Madonna, Sting, John Travolta, Bruce Willis, Tom Selleck, Paula Abdul, Reba McEntire and Tom Hanks, to name a few. He has been both in front of and behind the camera in countless television shows and commercials, including Scrubs, Jay Leno, The Academy Awards, The Super Bowl, Sea Doo/Ski Doo, Ebay, Hurley and Visa. Some of his lm credits include Pirates of the Caribbean, Forrest Gump, Perfect and The Mask. Local celebrities getting into glittering footwork in Western Wear, include County Commissioner Noah Lockley, Superintendent Nina Marks, School Board Member Teresa Ann Martin, and candidates Cliff Carroll, LIGHTHOUSE SUMMER HOURSNobles dancers Shop Til You Drop! Special to the StarAaron Tippin performs for troops during a recent appearance.Tippin to headline festivalSee FESTIVAL B6 See NOBLES B6By TIM CROFT227-7827 | @PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com Billy Joe Bush remembered the coin as a child. The copper/brass trinket, which is only a bit larger than a quarter, was the kind of ephemera that young boys through generations have always played with. But somehow, nearly 74 years later, Bush still had the boys plaything, and he recently presented that commemorative coin which marked the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Florida Constitution in old St. Joseph to the city of Port St. Joe as it prepares for another anniversary of the signing of Floridas founding document later this year. Bush also provided what the folks in the antique business call a bit of provenance to round out a display of the coin in its original box; census reports from Highland View showing the birth of Bush and his sister, Glenda (mistakenly identi ed as a son), as well as a yellowed, fraying copy of the Klarion newspaper that used to be the paper of the paper mill founded in 1938. The story of the trinkets path was winding. As much as research can show by reviewing archived editions of The Star newspaper is that the coin likely was distributed as part of a four-day extravaganza the city tossed to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Florida Constitution. The four days, as reported by the newspaper, were full of entertainment, from a circus to sharp shooting demonstrations to bands and dancing. An amusement zone was open for children every day. Dignitaries from around the state ocked to Port St. Joe and its newest edition, the Centennial Building, nished just days before the centennial event. The paper gushed about the beautiful new building, its expansive grounds and ne marble monument honoring those who signed Floridas Constitution. Bushs trinket was likely, though not conclusively, distributed during those four days in December. Bush theorized his father, James R. Bush, who worked at the Power House of the St. Joseph Paper Company, which had begun operations in 1938, might have been given the coin along with all other employees of the plant. Bush only remembers a personal signi cance he was born in October 1938, the year of the centennial, and therefore his birth year is stamped on the front of the coin, beneath a rendering of the Centennial Monument. (In another bit of coincidence, Bush shared a birthday with his father, Oct. 10)A token of history See COIN B6Coin ignites memories and mystery Photo courtesy of Bill BushThis coin, celebrating the centennial of the adoption of the Florida Constitution in St. Joseph, was recently donated, along with other period documentation, by Bill Bush.

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OFTHEWEEKPET St. Joseph Bay Humane SocietyJUNE IS ADOPT ASHELTER CAT MONTH 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 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 SocietyB2 | The Star Thursday, June 7, 2012Christina Clayton turns 4Christina Clayton turned 4 on June 2. She celebrated her birthday with a Dora Water Party. Christina is the daughter of Jamie and Mary Clayton, granddaughter of Keith and Debbie Ford, and Sam Sr. and Jeannette Amerson, and the niece to Jeremy Owens and Sam Amerson, Jr. Happy Birthday. We love you! Happy Birthday, PaPa DurantWe Love You Very Much!! Love, Your Sweet Wife, Donna, Toni, all the grand and greatgrandchildren and your extended family, Nena, Kari, Knot Head (Rylan)Cameron is 1!Cameron Gage Cherry turned 1 on Sunday, May 6, 2012. His family celebrated the big day with a No. 1 theme. Cameron especially liked his cake; he was covered from head to toe in icing. Camerons parents are Kevin and Stephanie Cherry. Camerons sisters are Brooke and Caroline Hysmith, and his big brother is Jackson Cherry. Grandparents are Terry and Debra Watson, Eric and Carol Mann and Ronald Cherry. Striplings celebrate 50 years of marriageThe children and grandchildren of Mike and Pat Stripling will be hosting a 50th wedding anniversary party in honor of them from 2-4 p.m. ET Sunday, June 10, in the fellowship hall of Glad Tidings Assembly of God. You have played an important part of their lives, and they would like to invite all of you to join them in celebrating 50 years together.Happy 55th anniversaryRobert and Rose Farmer celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary on Sunday, May 27, 2012.Your loving kids and grandkids Anniversaries BirthdaysParker Dwight Butler is 1Parker Dwight Butler turned 1 year old on June 2. Parker is the son of Rhett and Brittnie Butler of Port St. Joe. He is the grandson of Dit and Debbie Butler of St. Joe Beach, Sandy Watson of Howard Creek and Allen Parker of Jonesboro, Ga. Parker celebrated his birthday with his family. Happy birthday to our sweet love! We love you!

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(Ad#2012-55)ATTENTION RESIDENTS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA Gulf County has been awarded Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding to provide Housing Rehabilitation assistance for a minimum of ten (10) single-family housing units throughout the unincorporated areas (residences located outside of City Limits) of the County. Gulf County is currently accepting pre-applications from residents of the County that are interested in participating in the Countys CDBG Program. If you are interested in obtaining a pre-application, the County has made the pre-applications available at the following locations: you may request a pre-application or additional information by contacting either Towan Kopinsky at (850) 229-6106 or Jeffrey C. Winter at (904) 264-6203. Upon completion, pre-applications must be submitted to Towan Kopinsky, Grant Coordinator, at the Robert Moore Administration Building, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Boulevard, Room #312 or Room #301, Port St. Joe, FL 32456. ALL PRE-APPLICATIONS ARE DUE NO LATER THAN 2:00 P.M., E.T. ON JUNE 28, 2012. Gulf County is an Equal Opportunity Employer, Handicapped Accessible and Fair Housing Jurisdiction. Robert Moore Administration Building Room #312 or Room #301 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Boulevard Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Port St. Joe Health Department 2475 Garrison Avenue Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Wewahitchka Health Department 807 West Highway 22 Wewahitchka, FL 32465 Gulf County Public Library 110 Library Drive Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Charles Whitehead Public Library 314 North 2nd Street Wewahitchka, FL 32465 (Ad#2012-53)PUBLIC NOTICEA Public Hearing will be held at the Planning and Development Review Board (PDRB) meeting on Monday, June 18 2012 at 8:45 a.m. EST, and at the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) meeting on Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. EST. Both public hearings will be held in the BOCC Meeting Room at the Robert M. Moore Administration Building, 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida. The public hearings will be to discuss and act on the following: 1. Reconvene the Variance Application Robert Dawkins Parcel ID #03180-235R Corrective action to an existing access ramp and dune walkover. 2. Variance Application Sherry Steadham Parcel ID # 03765-000R Located in Section 31, Township 6 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida road setback variance of 4 and a side setback of 1. 3. Sign Variance Toye Roberts Parcel ID #03946000R Located in Section 5, Township 7 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida variance to install an offsite business sign. 4. Variance Angelo and Susan Jardina Parcel ID #03946-002R Located in Section 5, township 7 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida Setback encroachment from construction error. 5. County Ordinances and LDR Revisions Land Use -Homeless Shelter ordinance HB 503 impacts Animal Control 6. Public and Open Discussion The public is encouraged to attend and be heard on these matters. Information prior to the meeting can be viewed at the Planning Department at 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Room 311. CR30-ATREASUREDR AUGERAVEFRYERLNWHWY98ABALONEST RobertDawkins SherrySteadham WUSHWY98PINEDAST ToyeRoberts PINEDAAMERICUS Angelo&SusanJardina On behalf of my staff and I, we would like to thank all our loyal patients for the honor of being selected for the multiple awards that we have received over the last 12 months; including voted most compassionate Dr. and Patients Choice Award. It is a great honor and we will continue to strive for the very best medical care for our patients.VINCENTIVERS, M.D.301TwentiethStreet Port St. Joe, FL 32456850-227-7070www.iversmd.com On behalf of my staff and I, we would like to thank all our loyal patients for the honor of On behalf of my staff and I, we would like to School NewsThe Star| B3Thursday, June 7, 2012 Special to the StarBack row, from left: Deandria Williams, third grade; Austin Garrett, sixth grade; Alidea Odom, fourth grade. Front row, from left: David Rich, kindergarten; Jailyn Williams, rst grade; Zion Parker, second grade. Not pictured due to attending Camp Driftwood: Brandi Whit eld, fth grade. Bus rider of the week: Haylee Webb. WES STUDENTS OF THE WEEK HAYS, KAN. James Wiley of Port St. Joe, a senior majoring in organizational leadership, has been named to Fort Hays State Universitys Deans Honor Roll for the spring 2012 semester. The roll includes only full-time (12 credit hours or more) undergraduate students who have at least a 3.60 grade-point average for the semester. Both on-campus and FHSU Virtual College students are eligible. On the web: http://readabout.me/achievements/ James-Wiley-Named-to-FHSUs-Spring-2012-DeansHonor-Roll/4007498. CONGRATULATIONS TO FAITH CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS K5 GRADUATESLUKE PICKELS ALEX TAYLOR CARTER COSTIN BRYCE FORSTON RILEY MCGUFFIN JOHN CULLEN MAELEE LEWIS MAZIE HODGES MIRACLE SMILEYSpecial to The StarApproximately 1,200 food items were donated by students, parents and faculty of Port St. Joe Elementary School. The school recently held a successful food drive contest where canned goods and other nonperishable food items were collected by each class during a three-week period. Ms. Barbara Whit elds second grade class had the most donations with 363 items and won the contest. As a result of their efforts, the Gulf Coast Workforce Board threw Ms. Whit elds class a party and Ed Joseph, store manager with Hungry Howies, contributed pizza for the entire class. Food items collected by the Port St. Joe Elementary food drive will go on the shelves of a new food pantry set to open June 12 at the Washington Improvement Group building in Port St. Joe. The new food pantry will help feed the hungry in the local community. The food pantry is operated by the Gulf Coast Workforce Board in partnership with the Washington Improvement Group and the Christian Community Development Fund with funding and support from the Fund for Gulf Communities/ Catholic Charities and support from many churches in and around Port St. Joe. Port St. Joe Elementary School holds successful food drive Special to the StarBarbara Whit elds second grade class collected the most food items and earned a pizza party courtesy of Hungry Howies JAMES WILEY NAMED TO FHSUS SPRING DEANS HONOR ROLL

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Jerry Arhelger, SOUTHERLAND FAMILY FUNERAL HOME507 10th Street Port St. Joe(850) 229-8111 TO KNOW CHRIST AND TO MAKE HIMKNOWNST. JAMES EPISCOPAL CHURCH800 22ND STREET, PORT ST. JOE8:00 and 11:00 a.m. (EST) Sunday School 9:45 www.stjamesepiscopalchurch.orgCome worship with us! Rector Father Tommy Dwyer St. Peters Church, ACC(Traditional Services 1928 BCP) Morning Prayer & Holy Communion Sunday...............10:00 A.M. Community Healing Service 6:00 P.M. 4th Thursday of Every MonthThe Rev. Dr. D. Pete Windham, Priest The Rev Lou Little, Deacon Services Temporarily at Senior Citizens Center, 120 Library DriveAn Unchanging Faith In A Changing World Morning Prayer & Holy Communion Sunday...............10:00 A.M.The Rev. Lou Little, PriestServices Temporarily at Senior Citizens Center, 120 Library Drive An Unchanging Faith In A Changing World 5:00 & 6:00 p.m.Pastor Josh Fidler COMFORTER FUNERAL HOMEW. P. Rocky ComforterL.F.D.(850) 227-1818 www.faithchristianpsj.net (850) 229-6707 9:45 10:30 10:45 6:00 Our Church can be your homeFirst Church of the Nazarene2420 Long Avenue Port St. Joe, Florida 32456 (850) 229-9596 Give unto the Lord the glory due His name, worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness. Psalm 29:2Sunday School............................10 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship ...........11 a.m. Sunday Evening Worship ..............6 p.m. Wednesday Evening Service ....... 7 p.m. A Spirit Filled Outreach Oriented Word of Faith ChurchHOME OF THE POWERHOUSE YOUTHMINISTRIESPastors Andrew & Cathy Rutherford Welcome you to worship with us: Sunday 10:30am SundayNight Prayer 6pm Wednesday 7pm www.familylifechurch.net 323Reid Ave ~ Downtown Port St. Joe, FL ~ 850-229-5433 Deborah Tuttle Wednesday: Children: 6:15 p.m. ET Youth: 6:15 p.m. ET Choir: 7:00 p.m. ET First Baptist Church 102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE Buddy Caswell, Minister of Music & Education Bobby Alexander,Minister to StudentsNew Service Schedule for First Baptist ChurchSunday School & Worship Service .................. 9:00 am Sunday School & Worship Service ................. 10:30 am Sunday Evening Adult Bible Study ................. 6:00 pm Wednesday Night Supper .......................... 5:30 pm Wednesday Night Adult Prayer Meeting ............. 6:30 pm Wednesday Night Children's Ministry activities ....... 6:30 pm Wednesday Night Youth Ministry activities ........... 6:30 pm www.fbcpsj.org Wednesday Night Youth Ministry activities www.fbcpsj.org Jeff Pinder Pastor SundaySunday School.............9:00 am Worship Service............10:30 am Youth Groups...............5:30 pm New Service Schedule for First Baptist ChurchSunday School & Worship Service .................. 9:00 am WednesdayWednesday Night Supper..............5:00 6:15 pm ............................5:45 6:10 pm Nursery........................................6:00 7:30 pm .......................................6:15 7:30 pm Surrender Student Ministry...........6:15 7:30 pm The Unshakable Truth Journey.....6:15 7:30 pm Celebration Choir Rehearsal........6:30 7:30 pm Prayer Meeting...........................6:30 7:30 pm Praise Band.............................7:30 9:00 pm(Rehearsal in Sanctuary) SUNDAY : WORSHIP AT SUNSETPARK 8 AM 11 AM ON THE 2ND SUNDAY OF THE MONTH SUNDAY: BIBLE CLASS 9:30 AM SATURDAY : COFFEE TIME 9 11 AM MONDAY : LIFETREE CAF 7 PM WEDNESDAY: MENS BIBLE STUDY 8 AM & WOMENS BIBLE STUDY 5 PM1602 Hwy 98, Mexico Beach, FL FAITHThursday, June 7, 2012 Page B4This business invites you to visit the church of your choice this week. www.starfl.com HYSMITH FAMILY CARD OF THANKSThe Hysmith family would like to thank everyone for the prayers, food, owers and words of kindness during the loss of our mother Mrs. Annie Hysmith. Concert at New Harvest Fellowship Assembly of GodThe New Harvest Fellowship Assembly of God, located at 1800 N. Highway 71 in Wewahitchka, would like to invite the community to enjoy a night of live music and worship this weekend. The Drummond Family will be putting on a concert at the church on Sunday, June 10 at 6 p.m. CT. Everyone is invited. Special to The StarAs part of their annual evangelical music tour, the Asbury United Methodist Youth Choir will perform in Port St. Joe at 3:30 p.m. ET today at the Washington Gym, located at 414 East Kenny St. Admission to the performance is free and open to the community. We are excited about coming to Port St. Joe. Some of our former members worked in Port St. Joe last summer and that is how we made a connection to the community. We particularly love singing for and hanging out with kids and always welcome the opportunity to fellowship with those who come to hear us sing. Forming relationships through Christ is especially exciting for us, Susan Hatcher, CHRIST Choir director of Asbury United Methodist Church, said. The Choir is called CHRIST and stands for Christ Has Risen In Singing Teens and is made up of approximately 80 teenagers in 10th, 11th and 12th grades from Madison, Ala. The musical is themed Are We There Yet and is based on the Bible verse Acts 1:8, But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria and to the ends of the earth! So have we done everything we can to spread Jesus love. Are we there yet? Following the performance community members are invited to join the choir in a cookout with free hamburgers and hot dogs. The event is being organized by the Gulf Coast Workforce Board and the Christian Community Development Fund with help from area churches. For more information, please contact Johanna White at 227-8752.When I pray, I am forgiven, when Im down, you lift me up. When I have a heavy burden, only you can ll my cup. If we, like Daniel would pray, caring not what others say. Hed bless us as He did Daniel, in a great and mighty way. Lord, help us walk so close to thee. That all who know us can plainly see. We live as godly as we pray. And Christ is real from day to day. Give us victory over Satan and sin. Help us Lord, the lost to win. When we pray, lest we forget others, Help us remember our Christian brothers. That we would all be in one accord. Faithfully serving our loving Lord. Billy JohnsonAsbury Youth Choir performs in Port St. Joe todayA memorial for Daniel J. Ostman is Saturday, June 9, 2012 at First United Methodist Church, 111 N. 22nd St., Mexico Beach. Fellowship at 10:30 a.m. CT, Service at 11 a.m. and refreshments after. Born on Dec. 13, 1946, in Duluth, Minn., Dan resided at Park Point for his rst 18 years. Dan left us on May 19 in Florida when he lost the battle with MDS cancer. Dan served two tours in Vietnam aboard the USS Constellation. He lived in Proctor, Minn., from 19701990 where he continued to be a jet mechanic for the Air National Guard in Duluth before relocating to Mexico Beach and retiring in 1999 after 33 years of service out of Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla. Dan enjoyed his life driving race cars, partners at Plating Specialties, president of MSMA Duluth chapter, president of the 148th NCO Club, owner of Oil Change Express, Jax Wax distributor and president of the Mexico Beach Civic Association. Above all, he loved his family and will be missed. He was preceded in death by parents John and Millie (Wilcox) Ostman and great-granddaughter Bella Purcell. Dan is survived by his high school sweetheart Nancy; children Jim and Barbara Thornton; grandchildren Danielle, Tony Darien and Karilynn; great-grandchildren Ava and Elyssia; sister Audrey; brothers Lyle and Paul; stepmother Joyce; and numerous nieces and nephews.DANIEL J. OSTMAN DANIEL J. 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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 LocalThe Star| B5Thursday, June 7, 2012 Bermudagrass Bermudagrass For more information on identifying and controlling pest and disease problems, contact the Gulf County Extension Service @ 639-3200, 2292909 or visit our website, http://gulf.ifas.u.edu.Star Staff ReportState Rep. Leonard Bembry (D-North Florida), and also a 2nd Congressional District candidate, was recently in Gulf County, accompanied by his wife Susan, daughter Missy Culp and grandchildren. Mr. Bembry met with citizens at several local events and businesses and attended a local church service. The Bembrys were also able to nd a little time to enjoy the Indian Pass/Cape San Blas beaches, which is always a family favorite getaway. Bembry, a Gulf County property owner, and his wife were well-received at a meet-and-greet pizza event that was held by supporters from Gulf County on May 25. The event was attended by a wide variety of citizens that came out to educate themselves on the candidates position on current issues, all in an effort to exercise their freedom to pick the candidate of their choice for the upcoming election on August 14. People attending were able to ask the candidate questions or convey their concerns about local or national interests in an informal and friendly atmosphere. The Bembry family spans four generations in North Florida, and he was a farmer and a businessman for 40 years before deciding to run for ofce. Mr. Bembry told the attendees that he is a conservative Democrat, believes in creating new and better jobs, supports small businesses by cutting tax regulations, is for protecting seniors and our veterans and emphasizes the importance of protecting North Florida water resources for the areas future generations. He said he is concerned with the future that we are leaving for our children and grandchildren while the current Washington politicians ght with each other and refuse to address the real issues. In a statement announcing his candidacy, Bembry said If elected, I will go to Washington as a common sense, hard-working conservative problem solver who believes that a dose of North Florida values and can-do spirit is what we need to get this country moving again.Star 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 30A 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 FloridaCoasts@ dep.state..us on or before June 19. The Karate School will be holding a fundraiser this Saturday, June 9, at Frank Pate Park in Port St. Joe. The event will begin at 10 a.m. ET and feature bouncy houses, water slides, games, food and more. Unlimited access to all of the rides all day long will come with the onsite purchase of a $10 wristband. Food and beverages will include cotton candy, popcorn and snow cones and are not included in the ride price. All proceeds collected will help Karate School students pay for summer camp at the National U.S. Tong Soo Do Alliance headquarters in West Virginia. 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 located at 216 Eighth Street.Star Staff ReportThe Gulf County Democratic Party regular monthly  meeting will be held  at 5:15 p.m. ET Thursday, June 7,  at the Gulf County Library,  located adjacent to the Gulf County Courthouse.  We encourage your attendance and participation.  Point of contact is Amy Rogers at 227-4041.Star Staff ReportWith summer right around the corner, its time to think about keeping children healthy while school is out. The Gulf Coast Workforce Board will be providing free nutritionally balanced meals to children during the summer through the Summer Break Spot program. This summer, from June 11 to Aug. 3, meals will be served at the Washington Gym Complex, located at 414 East Kenny St. in Port St. Joe, Monday through Friday (closed July 4-6 in observance of Independence Day).  Lunch will be served from noon to 1 p.m. ET with a snack to follow from 22:30 p.m. Gulf County children under the age of 18 regardless of race, color, sex, disability, age or national origin may come to eat. For more information, contact Gulf Coast Workforce Board at 913-3285.  Each year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture partners with local organizations like the Gulf Coast Workforce Board to provide free meals to children when school is out for the summer. For more information about the national Summer Food Service Program, visit http://www.fns.usda. gov/cnd/summer. Star Staff ReportThe Area Agency on Aging for North Florida, Inc. has scheduled a public hearing to discuss its 2013-2015 Area Plan on Aging. Special emphasis will be on the Area Agency on Agings Aging and Disability Resource Center and direct service related to health and wellness programs. In addition, the agency welcomes public input regarding known or perceived needs of seniors and their caregivers in the community. The date and location is 10 a.m. ET on Thursday, June 14 at the Gulf County Senior Center located at 120 Library Drive in Port St. Joe. Documents for the public hearings will be available for distribution at the location above at the time of the hearing. Copies may be requested by contacting the Area Agency on Aging for North Florida at 4880055 or by emailing your request to aaanf@elderaffairs.org. Comments may be submitted to Janice D. Wise, executive director, 2414 Mahan Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32308. Deadline for consideration of comments in the Area Plan is Friday, Aug. 31. ROY LEE CArR TErRCounty extension directorBermudagrass for the Florida lawnPSJ Garden Club show Area Agency for Aging to hold hearing County Democratic Party meeting Summer Break Spot program feeds kids for freeCome party with the Karate School this SaturdayBuffer Preserve management plan public meeting PHOTO COUr R TESY OF VICTOr R RAMOSLeonard Bembry and his wife Susan were in Gulf County for a recent meet-and-greet.Congressional candidate Bembry meets with county residents

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Admission for children ages 6 and younger is free and military personnel with valid ID also will be admitted free of charge. General admission to the festival is $5 per person on Aug. 3 and $5 per person on Aug. 4 until 4 p.m. At that time, tickets will be $10 per person. For more information on the Florida Scallop & Music Festival, visit www. scallopfest.com and be sure to follow the festival on Facebook at facebook. com/FLAScallopFestival. The 2012 Florida Scallop & Music Festival will feature recreational-harvested scallops, which are enjoyed and celebrated during the event. For more information, please visit www.gulfchamber.org/scallopfestival. FESTIVAL from page B1 NOBLES from page B1Pam Shiver, and Valentina Webb. Special awards go to dancers for three years: Meredith Alford, Eve Bond, Emily Gay, MacKenzie King, Shaylee Martina, Gracyn Paul, Olivia Poloronis and Kylee Smith; six years: Ella Friedman; 11 years: Holly Chambers; 12 years: Patricia Perryman; 14 years: Erin White; 17 years: Linda Grif n; 22 years: Bonnie Smith; 23 years: Linda Maloy; 25 years: Rita Theis; 26 years: Debby Ruffner; and 29 years June Gray. Since beginning in 1981 as Horizon Twirlers, Pam Nobles Dance Studio has helped bring out amazing talent in hundreds of students. Happily tip-toeing through their favorite shopping malls Saturday are 75 dancers, showing off The Crystal Connection, The Crocdocshop, Gymboree, Toys R Us, and many more. Dancers, in addition to those already mentioned, include Meredith Alford, Bailey Allen, Makenna Barber, Wanda Bar eld, Olivia Barineau, Trinity Barron, Kaydence Bartley, Macey Rae Benton, Jamison Broker, Kassidy Denney, Sara Beasley Flowers, Marissa Gilbert, Zariah Harvey, Kaylee Hicks, Janalyn Hippenseal, Bianca Huber, Bradlyn Hutchins, Calayia Jones, Harmony Jones, Brooklyn Klink, Skylar Layne, Kelsey Martina, Myia Maxwell, Ella McClain, Khali McNair, Livia Monod, Georgia Page, Emily Patterson, Grace Patterson, Javena Pearson, Jaliyah Rochelle, Dezmonae Sanders, Jalynn Segree, Kaylee Segree, Valerie Shattuck, Lyndsey Stiefel, Shalynn Suddeth, Jaelyn Tipton, Jostyn Tipton, Krista Varnes, Mabry Wallace, Jossalyn Ward, Paisley White, Maddisson Whitten and Sophia Zingarelli. Bush moved from Port St. Joe to Wewahitchka when he was young and remembered the coin only as a play thing from his younger days. He lost track of it for years as he grew to adulthood. At some point, Bushs uncle collected Bushs childhood toys and cars in a steel box that Bush had used to store his favorite items in his youth. He passed it on to Bush, the kind of box of childhood memories many carry around with them the rest of their lives. One day he was looking through those mementos and at the bottom of the crate there was the coin. I thought, This is special, Bush said. I can only surmise that (my parents) kept it through the years. I do remember playing with it as a boy and I remember occasionally looking at it reminding me of Port St. Joe as my place of birth. But I dont know really much else about it. His parents were no longer alive to ll in any blanks. Retired as a Lt. Commander from the Coast Guard and living in Pensacola during part of his service he was stationed in New Orleans and coordinated light stations up and down the Forgotten Coast Bush thought about that coin and his birthplace. I thought the city might like that, Bush said. So, Bush, his wife, sister and brother-in-law recently came to Port St. Joe City Hall and presented the coin and documents to the city, which will construct a display around the token for the celebration later this year. We appreciate that he would donate this to the city, said Mayor Mel Magidson. We thank you. COIN from page B1 Special to The StarErin White, a recent graduate of Port St. Joe High School, will be among Saturdays featured performers.TIM CROFT | The StarFrom left, William Weaver, Glenda (Bush) Weaver, Jeanie Bush and Billy Joe Bush present the commemorative coin to Port St. Joe Mayor Mel Magidson.

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CLASSIFIEDSThursday, June 7, 2012 The Star | B7 BP Claims ProgramThis communication includes new information and claims procedures for individuals and businesses who wish to le a claim with BP under the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA). The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana has granted preliminary approval to the economic and property damage settlement between BP and plaintiffs in MDL 2179 concerning the Deepwater Horizon Incident (Settlement). If the Court grants nal approval of the settlement, individuals and businesses falling within the Settlements class de nition will be bound by the terms of the settlement unless the class member timely exercises the class members right to opt out of the settlement. Information concerning the Court-Supervised Settlement Program, including the right to opt out, may be found at www.DeepwaterHorizonSettlements.com or by calling 1-866-992-6174. Individuals and businesses that do not fall with the Settlements class de nition or that timely opt out of the Settlement may le claims under OPA with BP. This includes claims for interim, short-term damages representing less than the full amount to which the claimant may ultimately be entitled. Access to forms Effective June 4, 2012, claim forms for the BP Claims Program are available at www.bp.com/claims or may be requested by calling 1-855-687-2631. All claim forms for the BP Claims Program must be submitted in one of the following ways: By mail: BP Claims Program P.O. 330919 Houston, TX 77233-0919 By email: Scanned forms can be sent to: bpclaimsprogram@bp.com By fax: Faxed forms can be submitted to 1-866-542-4785 Additional information: Online: www.bp.com/claims By Phone: 1-855-687-2631 (toll-free, multilingual) TTY: 1-800-345-4039. For any claims under OPA that are denied or that are not resolved within 90 days after the date of submission to the BP Claims Program the claimant may, provided presentment and other requirements of law are satis ed, elect to commence an action in court against BP, or to present the claim to the NPFC, US Coast Guard Stop 7100 (ca), 4200 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1000, Arlington, Virginia 20598-7100 for consideration. The NPFC may be contacted at 1-800-280-7118. 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. Publishers Notice SCAM To avoid possible scams, it is recommended that consumers should verify caller information when receiving calls regarding credit card payments. Consumers should also contact the local company themselves instead of giving this information to individuals who are contacting them directly. 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 87715S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Nicole Seybold, the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said Tax Certificate for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The Parcel number, Certifi-cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No: 797 Date of Issuance: May 27, 2009 Application No: 2012-24 R.E. No. 03391-011R Description of Property: COMMENCE at the Northwest Corner of SW 1/4 of SW 1/4 of Section 32, Township 5 South, Range 11 West, and running South along 40 line for 120 feet; thence turn right and run West for 350 feet to County Road, thence turn left and run South for 120 feet along right of way of County Road; thence run East for 350 feet to the West line of the SW 1/4 of SW 1/4 of said Section, thence run North for 120 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING Name in which assessed: Valerie Dodds 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 11th day of July, 2012. Dated this 5th day of June, 2012. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk Jun 7, 14, 21, 28, 2012 87717S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2012 CA 000105 CENTENNIAL BANK, as successor in interest to BAYSIDE SAVINGS BANK, Plaintiff, vs. TIMOTHY M. HIGHTOWER; LARRY LEE HIGHTOWER; JEFF HIGHTOWER, RANDY LYNN HIGHTOWER; JOANN SHIVER; ANNETTE FAY HIGHTOWER; CHRISTINA STRADER; SHEILA RUTH REGISTER; DOVE INVESTMENT CORPORATION, successor in interest to CHASE BANK, USA, N.A.; CAPITAL CITY BANK; and any unknown heirs of Martin F. Hightower or, or any other parties claiming an interest in the estate of Martin F. Hightower, deceased, and any unknown heirs of Charlotte L. Sims a/k/a Charlotte L. Hightower, or any other parties claiming an interest in the Estate of Charlotta L. Sims a/k/a Charlotta L. Hightower, deceased. Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: All persons claiming by, through, under, or against the estate of Martin F. Hightower, deceased, who died on December 16, 2011 and/or Charlotte L. Sims a/k/a Charlotte L. Hightower, deceased, who died on February 2, 2011. YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage lien on real property and a security interest lien on personal pro-perty located Gulf County, Florida described as follows: Real Property Lot 8, Block 47 of CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, according to an official plat thereof on file in the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Gulf County, Florida. Personal Property Together with all the improvements now or hereafter erected on the property, and all easements, appurtenances, and fixtures now or hereafter a part of the property. All replacements and additions. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Megan F. Fry, Esquire, the plaintiffs attorney, whose address is P.O. Box 13010., Pensacola, Florida 32591-3010 on or before July 2, 2012 and 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. DATED this 23rd day of May, 2012. BECKY NORRIS Clerk of the Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk June 7, 14, 2012 87715S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Nicole Seybold, the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said Tax Certificate for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The Parcel number, Certifi-cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No: 25 Date of Issuance: May 27, 2009 Application No: 2012-23 R.E. No. 00334-048R Description of Property: The South 1/2 of Lot 5, Block 5, of Howard Creek Properties, an unrecorded Subdivision of that portion of the West 1/2 of the SW 1/4 of Section 5, Township 7 South, Range 8 West, Gulf County, Florida, lying South of State Road No. S-387; Also described as follows: COMMENCE at the Southeast Corner of the SW 1/4 of the SW 1/4 of Section 5, Township 7 South, Range 8 West, Gulf County, Florida, thence North 89 Degrees 51 Minutes 35 Seconds West along the South line of said Section 5 for 20 feet; thence North 0 Degrees 09 Minutes 25 Seconds East parallel with the East line of said SW 1/4 of SW 1/4 for 250 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING, thence continue North 0 Degrees 09 Minutes 25 Seconds East for 75 feet, thence North 89 Degrees 51 Minutes 35 Seconds West for 140 feet; thence South 0 Degrees 09 Minutes 25 Seconds West for 75 feet; thence South 89 Degrees 51 Minutes 35 Seconds East for 140 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. ALSO: The North 1/2 of the East 1/2 of Lot #6, Block 5, Howard Creek Properties, an unrecorded Subdivision of that portion of the West 1/2 of the SW 1/4 of Section 5, Township 7 South, Range 8 West, Gulf County, Florida, lying South of State Road No. S-387; also described as follows: COMMENCE at the Southeast Corner of the SW 1/4 of the SW 1/4 of Section 5, Township 7 South, Range 8 West, Gulf County, Florida, thence North 89 Degrees 51 Minutes 35 Seconds West along the South line of said Section 5 for 20 feet; thence North 0 Degrees 09 Minutes 25 Seconds East parallel with the East line of said, SW 1/4 of the SW 1/4 for 175 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING, thence continue North 0 Degrees 09 Minutes 25 Seconds East for 75 feet; thence North 89 Degrees 51 Minutes 35 Seconds West for 140 feet, thence South 0 Degrees 09 Minutes 25 Seconds West for 75 feet, thence South 89 Degrees 51 Minutes 35 Seconds East for 140 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Name in which assessed: James E. Watford, Jr. 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 11th day of July, 2012. Dated this 5th day of June, 2012. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk Jun 7, 14, 21, 28, 2012 87432S POTENTIALLY INELIGIBLE REGISTERED VOTERS NOTICE The Gulf County Supervisor of Elections has received information the person listed below is potentially ineligible to be registered to vote. Failure to contact this office within 30 days after this notice is published may result in a determination of ineligibility by the supervisor of elections and removal of the registered voters name from the statewide voter registration system. You should contact this office by calling 850-229-6117 to receive information regarding the basis for the potential ineligibility and instructions on how to resolve the matter, or request additional assistance if needed. An administrative hearing will be held regarding the potential ineligibility of these persons on July 9, 2012 at 9:30 AM EST in the Supervisor of Elections Office 401 Long Ave, Port St Joe, FL 32456. The Supervisor of Elections will make a determination no less than 30 days after this published notice and will notify the voter of the determination and action taken. POTENTIALLY INELIGIBLE REGISTERED VOTERS: Domino Demunck 225 Michael Street Wewahitchka, FL. 32465 June 7, 2012 87713S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Nicole Seybold, the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said Tax Certificate for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The Parcel number, Certifi-cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No: 290 Date of Issuance: May 27, 2009 Application No: 2012-22 R.E. No. 01570-100R Description of Property: A portion of Section 11, Township 4 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida, being more particularly described as follows: COMMENCE at the NW. Comer of said Section 11, thence along the North line of said Section 11, South 89 Degrees 57 Minutes 59 Seconds East for 1168.83 feet, thence South 00 Degrees 02 Minutes 01 Second West for 44.48 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING, thence South 13 Degrees 25 Minutes 03 Seconds West for 560.00 feet; thence North 46 Degrees 34 Minutes 57 Seconds West for 560.00 feet; thence North 73 degrees 25 Minutes 03 Seconds East for 560.00 feet, to the POINT OF BEGINNING. ALSO: A non-exclusive perpetual easement on, over and across the following description: A portion of Section 11, Township 4 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida, being more particularly described as follows: COMMENCE at the NW. Corner of said Section 11, thence along the North line of said Section 11, South 89 Degrees 57 Minutes 59 Seconds East for 1016.06 feet to a point on the Southwesterly R/W line of Stone Mill Creek Road, said point being on the arc of a non-tangent curve concave to the NE; thence Southeasterly along said Southwesterly R/W line along the arc of said curve, having a radius of 768.00 feet, a central angle of 02 Degrees 21 Minutes 18 Seconds, an arc distance of 31.57 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING (chord to said curve bears South 70 Degrees 58 Minutes 50 Seconds East for 31.57 feet) thence continue Southeasterly along said R/W line along the arc of said curve, having a radius of 768.00 feet, through a central angle of 13 Degrees 24 Minutes 43 Seconds, an arc distance of 179.77 feet (chord to said curve bears South 78 Degrees 51 Minutes 51 Seconds East for 179.36 feet), thence leaving said R/W line North 89 Degrees 37 Minutes 01 Second West for 153.17 feet; thence South 13 Degrees 25 Minutes 03 Seconds West for 481.14 feet; thence North 46 Degrees 34 Minutes 57 Seconds West for 34.64 feet, thence North 13 Degrees 25 Minutes 03 Seconds East for 491.22 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Name in which assessed: AT & T Wireless Services of Florida, Inc. All of said property being in Gulf County, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the front Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida at 11:00 AM E.T., Wednesday, the 11th day of July, 2012. Dated this 5th day of June, 2012. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk Jun 7, 14, 21, 28, 2012 87711S 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: 319 Date of Issuance: May 27, 2009 Application No: 2012-21 R.E. No. 01785-010R Description of Property: COMMENCING at the NW. Corner of the NW 1/4 of the NW 1/4 of Section 23, Township 4 South, Range 10 West, thence run East 402 feet to the South side of Old Panama City Wewahitchka Public Road; thence run 316.8 feet, more or less, Southeasterly along the Southern boundary line of said Public Road, for POINT OF BEGINNING, thence running due South to an Iron Pipe, which iron pipe is 135 yards South of the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence run East 85 yards, thence run South 85 yards, thence run West 85 yards, thence run North 85 yards to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Containing 1 1/2 acres, more or fees. And being in the NW 1/4 of NW 1/4 of Section 23, Township 4 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida. LESS AND EXCEPT: That Deeded to Odell Jones, as per Deed recorded in O. R. Book 81, Page 524, of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. (Now owned by Augusta C. Russ, as per Deed recorded in O. R. Book 361, Page 256, of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida, Having a Parcel ID#01785-002R). PARCEL NO. II: COMMENCE at the NW. Corner of NW 1/4 of NW 1/4 of Section 23, Township 4 South, Range 10 West, thence run East 402 feat, to the Old Panama City Wewahitchka Public Road, thence in a Southeasterly direction along the Southerly side of said Public Road 647.4 feet. thence run South 250 feet, for a POINT OF BEGINNING, thence West 75 feet, thence South 237 1/2 feet. thence East 75 feet, thence North 237 1/2 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. All in the NW 1/4 of NW 1/4 of Section 23, Township 4 South, Range 10 West. Name in which assessed: Gwendolyn Jackson All of said property being in Gulf County, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the front Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida at 11:00 AM E.T., Wednesday, the 11th day of July, 2012. Dated this 5th day of June, 2012. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk Jun 7, 14, 21, 28, 2012 87681S PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Gulf County Board of 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 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 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 D & B Home Repairs Inc.Featuring Seamless Gutters. Assorted colors also available. Call 850-340-0605 Text FL10773 to 56654 These tiny ads sell, hire, rent and inform for thousands of families each week.Let a little Classified ad do a big job for you. EmeraldCoast Marketplace 747-5020 SELL ALL YOUR ITEMSthrough classified.CALL 747-5020

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Comes with cover $3,800 OBO Call Rick 770-316-2691 Text FL11522 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. 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Advertise in the Help Wanted Section in the Classifieds! 747-5020 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. 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