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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
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Language: English
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Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Publication Date: 06-28-2012
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50 For breaking news, visit www.starfl.com Thursday, JUNE 28 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 Society ......................................... B2 School News ................................ B3 Faith ............................................. 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 37 Scallop season starts Sunday By TIM CROFT 227-7827 | @PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com Instead of seeking a meal this year, scallop hunters might consider a different spot on the table. Researchers with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Research Institute in St. Petersburg have completed their surveys of the bay and the survey says scallop numbers are signi cantly off the stocks of 2011 and 2010. The season, said Steve Geiger with the Research Institute, might be one in which hunters might want to aim to share the crop, the goal maybe a smaller take than last year. Instead of going out and trying to catch dinner, maybe they ought to think about going out for an appetizer, Geiger said. What (researchers) are seeing is way down. The scallop season begins Sunday and continues through Sept. 10. Each year, researchers place 20 transect lines of 300 meters in length at stations around the bay. The con guration works like this: The rst station is just off the boat ramp at Frank Pate Park and researchers work in a horseshoe around the south end of the bay and up to T. H. Stone St. Joseph Peninsula State Park. In all, about 12,000 square meters of the bay are surveyed, a diver dipping underwater at one end of each transect and counting scallops along the length of the line. Last year, on average, 155 scallops were found per transect line in St. Joseph Bay. This spring, the average per line was 10.9. There are less over by the park and by the town, which has been the trend in recent years, Geiger said. The grass is more lush at the south end of the bay so you would expect to nd more. When we came back for our fall surveys, there were stations that had 600-700 in the spring and had zero, nothing. Geiger said to attribute the drop-off to a single cause would be conjecture. For example, he said any short-term effect from the 2010 BP oil spill would have been evident, and long-term effects, if any, would be years in assessing and quantifying. Further, scallops, by nature, are not the easiest of animals to track, with relatively short life-spans. Koran eyes seat for BOCC District 5 Special to The Star Bill Captain Black Koran announced last week his candidacy for County Commission District 5 as a Republican. Bill has made signi cant investments in Gulf County for the past 35 years as a successful businessman and property developer of projects that today continue to provide jobs and homes for our citizens. Koran is a graduate of Duke University with a degree in management science. After working as political coordinator in the successful 1976 U.S. presidential campaign, he was lured to Blacks Island and St. Joseph Bay to create and operate the Boys Camp for the next 14 years, until 1991. Koran also was instrumental in formation of the St. Joe Marina and created the rental boat business still in operation there. The Marina has since functioned as an anchor and inducement for development that has subsequently occurred all around it. Koran said he would like to help and plan for similar success throughout the county. He also designed and built Costin Airport and the Cape Plantation subdivision, as well as custom homes on the Cape. An avid sherman and scuba diver, Koran is personally invested in the protection of St. Joseph Bay. He was arti cial reef director for 10 years and is a strong supporter of a clean and sustainable environment. Koran holds a U.S. Coast Guard 100-Ton Masters Ocean Operator License and a Transportation Workers Information Card, required for access to any port or airport under the new Homeland Security Act. BILL CAPTAIN BLACK KORAN New Gulf County TDC director meets the board By TIM CROFT 227-7827 | @PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com Jennifer Jenkins has hit the ground running. In her rst week on the job, Jenkins, hired earlier this month as the new executive director of the Gulf County Tourism Council, has immersed herself in Gulf County, how to brand and market it and, most of all, talked to residents and visitors alike about their experiences in the county and with the TDC. She is looking closely at marketing strategies, the board and Jenkins are reevaluating the special events grant process with an eye toward a leaner program and Jenkins is trying to establish and build a strategy for moving ahead. And last Wednesday, Jenkins met her board in a free exchange of ideas and goals. After about 45 minutes, the agency, embroiled in controversy for months, seemed to have a different feel. This is like a breath of fresh air, said board member Alyson Gerlach. With the BP money and all that, we did lose some of our identity. It looks like (Jenkins is) trying to get us back on the right track. Jenkins comes to Gulf County with a background in tourism and marketing. She has worked for high-end resorts in North Carolina and for the Walton County TDC. She said she understands both sides of the equation. Priorities are several and varied. Branding is the rst thing and we need to have a good system of branding, Jenkins said, noting the many monikers the area is stamped with, from Forgotten Coast to VistGulf to Discover Florida. If we dont have unity of branding there is going to be a disconnect. There is a lot of messaging out there we need to fold in together. See SCALLOP A7 See KORAN A6 See TDC A10 DEBBY DRENCHES AREA By VALERIE GARMAN, DAVID ADLERSTEIN and LOIS SWOBODA 229-7843 | @valeriegarman vgarman@star .com It could have been worse. Tropical Storm Debby dropped copious amounts of rain on Gulf and Franklin counties, prompted evacuations and rescues in Franklin County and caused numerous power outages. But, in the words of Sheriff Joe Nugent, Gulf County dodged another bullet. Weve been lucky, lucky, lucky, Nugent said after an emergency meeting Monday to discuss Tropical Storm Debby. Weve had some trees down, but thats about it. Nugent, who has been in the area since 1980, said he has seen Gulf County dodge storm after storm in that time, and Debby is no different. Despite Debbys weakening conditions Monday, the Gulf County Board of County Commissioners declared a local state of emergency upon recommendation by Emergency Management Director Marshall Nelson. Even though the threat has moved, were de nitely not out of the woods yet, Nelson said Monday. Were feeling more con dent that it will continue to drift east. No evacuations were issued for Gulf County, but mandatory evacuation orders were issued for St. George Island, Alligator Point and other low-lying areas of Franklin County on Sunday night after wind gusts reached 60 mph. Debby was not kind to Franklin County, dropping almost a foot of rain on between Saturday and Monday. The tropical storm, which was stationary for most of the day Monday south of Apalachicola, had winds of only 45 mph, little comfort to Gulf and Franklin Counties. One of Debbys biggest effects came from loss of power. Progress Energy spokesman Rob Sumner reported 3,554 Franklin County customers, 737 Gulf County customers and 170 Mexico Beach customers still without power Monday afternoon. Gulf, Franklin counties bear brunt of Debby CONTRIBUTED PHOTOS Indian Pass Road remained closed for most of the day Sunday because of ooding. At top, volunteer re ghter Vince Bishop shot this photo of the boat house on St. Vincents Island from the boat ramp Sunday. See DEBBY A2 Happy Fourth of July FIND US ONLINE Web: star .com Facebook: The Port St. Joe Star Twitter: @PSJ_Star

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Local A2 | The Star Thursday, June 28, 2012 PORT ST. JOE HIG H SC H OOL PROJECT GRADUATION WOULD LIKE TO T H ANK T H E FOLLOWING SP ON S OR S C ONTRIBUTING B USINESSES & I NDIVIDUALS 5 Star Paint & Collision Center A & A Homecare, Inc. Active Styles Alines All That Jazz Anitas Styling Salon Artemis Gallery Badcock & More The Bridge at Bay St. Joe Bay Media Bay Walk-In Clinic, Inc. Centennial Bank Bell Foundation Co. Bluewater iNet Group, LLC Bo Knows Pest Control Cape San Blas Vacation Rentals Capital City Bank Cathey Coustruction Charmin Comforts Cut and Up Carpet Country Cathey Construction Centennial Bank Church of God in Christ Church of Christ at the Beaches Clayton Concrete Coast 2 Coast Coastal Design & Landscaping Coastal Foot & Ankle Coastal Joe Vacation Rentals Coopers Cut and Style Commissioner City of Port St Joe Bill Kennedy Commissioner City of Port St Joe-Lorinda Gingell Costin Insurance Agency, Inc. Current Solutions Emerald Coast Jewelry Extreme Clean Family Life Church First Baptist Church of Port St. Joe First United Methodist Church Frank D. May DMD PA Frosts Pottery Garden G 3 Realty Group, LLC Gaskin-Graddy Insurance Agency Gloria Thompson Gulf Coast Electric Coop Gulf Coast Real Estate Group Gulf Coast Vacation Rentals Gulf County Clerk of Court-Becky Norris Gulf County Commissioner -Warren Yeager Gulf County Commissioner-Tan Smiley Gulf County Commissioner-Ward McDaniel Gulf County Property Appraiser-Kesley Colbert Gulf County School Board Gulf County School Board Member John Wright Gulf County School Board Member George Cox Gulf County School Board Member -Danny Little Gulf County School Board Member -Billy C. Quinn, Jr. Gulf County School Board Member Linda Wood Gulf County SheriffJoe Nugent Haughty Heron Hevenly Shave Ice Highland View Assembly of God Highland View Baptist Howard Creek Baptist Church Long Avenue Baptist Church Mayor -City of Port St JoeMel Magidson Mel Magidson Jr Attorney at Law Michael E. Barnes MD Mount Carment Baptist Miller Agency New Bethel AME New Covenant MWO Center New Life Christian Center Oak Grove Assembly of God Oystercatcher Palm tree Books Peppers Mexican Grill Persnickety Phil Collier Construction.LLC Piggly Wiggly Port St. Joe Marina Portside Trading Company Preble-Rish Pristine Properties, LLC-Jan McDonald Progress Energy Radio Shack Ramsey Printing and Supply Seahorse Water Safaris Scallop Cove BP Sharons Caf Shoreline Medical Group Sisters Restaurant Smileys Detailing St. James Episcopal Church St. Joe Natural Gas Company St. Joe Pools St. Joe Rent All Superior Bank The Eye Center of N Florida The Grady Market The Owl Caf The Port Inn The Soda Fountain The Star Newspaper TLC Lawn Service Toucan Trish Warriner Victory Temple First Born Holiness Walter Green Woods Fisheries Xtream Clean Zion Fair T H AN K Y OU G u l f A l l i a n c e f or L o c al A r t s A M U S I C S E R I E S July 6 th Gul f Alli a n c e f or Lo c al Arts pr e s e nt s Fir s t Fridays Musi c S e rie s 20 1 2 T he mission o f Gul f Alliance f or Local A r ts (GALA) is to coordinate, encour a ge & p r omote the a r ts and a r ts education in Gul f and East Bay Counties. GALA is a 501(c)3. P ar t ial f unding f or t his even t provided by t he G ul f Coun t y T ouri s m Developmen t Council ww w .GulfAlliance.org f e a t u r i n g 7-11 P M ~ T a p y o u r t o e s s h a k e y o u r t h i n g o r ju st s i t ba c k a n d l i s t e n t o s o m e a w es o m e t u n e s G R OUP 20 1 2 F i r s t F r i d a y s M u s ic S e r i e s N o w in o u r 8 t h S e a s o n e Gulf Alliance for Local Arts would like to give a special thanks to this years contributers: The Currys Rick Ott & Mimi Hearn Local A2 | The Star Thursday, June 28, 2012 Many residents lost power as early as Sunday morning. By Tuesday morning, power to the majority of those customers had been restored. Sumner said St. George Island could remain without power for several days. St. George Island is out com pletely, Sumner said. We have three transmitter structures down in the sound. Sumner said Progress Energy was in the process of replacing power lines on St. George Island when the storm hit. They were scheduled to switch over to the new power lines July 9. Sumner said instead of repair ing the down structures, Prog ress Energy will instead fasttrack the replacement. When we get on the island, it will be a several-day process, he said. It has to be safe for us to go in and repair. In Gulf County, much of Deb bys impact will come from a loss of beach on Cape San Blas. Port St. Joe Mayor Mel Magid son reported a loss of about 10 feet of beach near the Cape San Blas Lighthouse on Monday. Were going to have a great impact as far as loss of beach on the Cape, Nelson said. Gulf County Commissioners also reported issues with the Stump Hole area on Cape San Blas on Sunday; many of the barrier rocks were moved for a construction project before Deb by made an appearance. Commissioner Warren Yeager said rocks were replaced on the berm to avoid ooding and of cials are working with the Florida Department of Transportation on the issue. Weve got more rock coming in just to be sure, Yeager report ed Monday. Gulf County also experienced heavy ooding Sunday on Indian Pass Road, causing the road to be closed for most of the day. Rescues reported in Franklin County Debby churned up life-threat ening rip currents throughout the Panhandle since Saturday, and on Sunday afternoon the Coast Guard rescued a family stranded on Dog Island, south of Carrabelle. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a call about 12:30 p.m. EDT from a man who said his family of ve adults, four children and two dogs was stranded in a vacation house completely surrounded by water on a narrow sandbar at the southwest portion of the island. The man said the commercial vessel that brought the family to the island would not come back for them due to the weather con ditions from the storm. A MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter and crew from Coast Guard Avia tion Training Center deployed to their location. The rescue crew hoisted and transported the fam ily to Carrabelle Thompson Air port, where an ambulance from Weems Memorial Hospital exam ined the family and reported no injuries or medical concerns. Rob Olin of St. George Island performed a heroic rescue of his own in the midst of Sundays storm. He and his wife, Kay, had been watching a pair of ospreys raise a chick from their bayside is land home when the nest fell from the tree and broke into pieces. Olin ran into the deluge searching for the chick while the nestlings parents circled overhead. After locating the bird, he placed it into a basket and raised it over his head. I wanted to give the mother hope, Olin said. The Olins evacuated Sunday afternoon, taking the bird with them. It has been taken to the Florida Wild Mammal Association in Crawfordville. Olin said he plans to return it to St. George Island and will erect a substitute nest. VALE R IE GA R MAN | The Star Surfers take advantage of Debbys swell Sunday afternoon in Mexico Beach.SYBIL KEMPE R | Special to The Star This tree fell Sunday on Lance and Paula Martinas house in Apalachicola. Below, Gene Hill with Port St. Joe attends to a storm drain to relieve isolated ooding Monday along U.S. 98. DEBBY from page A1RO BE RT COO PE R The News Herald

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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 The Associated Press ATLANTA The U.S. Supreme Court refused Monday to intervene in a water dispute between Alabama, Florida and Georgia that until a year ago threatened to severely restrict metro Atlantas main water supply. That decision means an appeals court ruling favorable to metro Atlanta will stand. Authorities in Florida, Alabama and even southern Georgia complain that Atlanta takes too much water from Lake Lanier, a federal reservoir on the Chattahoochee River, leaving too little downstream for wildlife, industry and drinking water systems. The Chattahoochee ows south from Atlanta, forming part of the border between Alabama and Georgia. It merges with the Flint River at the Florida state line and becomes the Apalachicola River, which cuts south across the Florida Panhandle and empties into the Gulf of Mexico. Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal called the Supreme Courts decision a victory for his state. We can now move forward with this issue behind us, have the governors work together and come to a long-term agreement that will provide for the water needs of all three states, Deal said in a written statement. The governors of neighboring Alabama and Florida were not ready to concede. While the last ruling strengthened Atlantas hand, it did not by itself address all the issues in a long-running dispute that dates to 1990. There are many critical issues related to reliable river ows still to be decided, and Alabama will continue to ght to ensure that downstream communities receive the amount of water to which they are entitled under federal law, said a statement issued by Bentleys spokesman Jeremy King. The dispute centers on how much water Atlanta can take from Lake Lanier. The city never contributed to the cost of building the dam, which was completed around 1960, because city of cials did not believe water would be in short supply. Alabama and Florida of cials have said Congress approved the dam so it could provide electricity, support navigation and control oods but not supply drinking water. Georgia of cials maintain that Congress envisioned the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers would operate the dam so Atlanta could still get enough drinking water downstream from it. It currently supplies water to roughly 3 million people around Atlanta, more than half the metro areas population. The ght became a legal crisis for Atlanta in 2009 when U.S. District Court Judge Paul Magnuson ruled that metro Atlanta had little right to the reservoirs water. He signed an order that would have severely restricted the regions withdrawals from the reservoir starting this summer to levels last seen in the 1970s when the city was a fraction of its current size unless the political leaders of Alabama, Florida and Georgia struck an agreement and got Congressional approval. That decision spurred talks between the states but no deal. Atlanta dodged its worst-case scenario last year when the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of the city and tossed aside the looming water cutoff. The appeals court ruled that Atlanta had a claim to water from the reservoir and it instructed the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which operates the dam, to reevaluate a request from Georgia seeking more water. Top court wont hear tri-states long-running water feud By JASON SHOOT 747-5069 | @PCNHJasonShoot jshoot@pcnh.com Modern engineering and course design are of little help when a storm dumps as much rain as Tropical Storm Debby delivered Sunday and Monday. St. Joseph Bay Country Club in Port St. Joe has been closed since the storm battered the area with high wind speeds and torrential rain. Dan Van Treese, the president on the board of directors at the club, said he recorded more than 14 inches of rain at his home. Certainly we had to close down, as you can well imagine, Van Treese said. We have a lot of standing water. I went out today, and the trees have been trimmed by the wind. Weve got a lot of clean up to do unfortunately. Im thinking that at this point on Thursday or Friday we can reopen. Van Treese said the middle of the fairways and greens are drying quickly, but the rough and sand traps remain water-logged. He said course of cials had been keeping an eye on the storm as it approached. Just like at home, you put away every loose piece of equipment, every loose piece of furniture around the patio and pool. We put the carts in the cart barn and try to protect everything as best as possible. ... As far as preparation, thats about all you can do and hope for the best. Longtime area residents are well aware that just a few miles separating locations where a storm makes landfall can make a huge difference in terms of conditions and damage. Bay County certainly didnt escape all harm when Hurricane Ivan hit the Panhandle in 2004, but the damage was considerably less than that in Pensacola, where the storm came ashore. While Debby punished the Big Bend region and other areas of the state, golf courses in Bay County fared much better. It disrupted play a little bit on Sunday and Monday, said Jim Carlisle, general manager at Holiday Golf Club in Panama City Beach. Fortunately we got less than about 2.3 inches of rain. Actually, for this area, the golf courses avoided a lot of danger compared to the rest of the state. We were pretty lucky. Carlisle said Holiday hosted or 80 golfers Monday and or 40 on Sunday. The only time we close is Christmas Day or unless there is a Category 4 or 5 (hurricane) bearing down on us, Carlisle said. Many courses in the area have been constructed or upgraded in recent years. Carlisle said storms still can test their ability to drain off standing water. All the golf courses are built right, and its the same thing at Holiday, he said. We have drainage systems in place, but theres only so much they can handle. We do a good job as far as water run-off. But if its an inch an hour or 5 inches in three hours its hard to move out. Well stay on the cart paths for a couple days, but I think well be off the paths by (today). Carlisle said course of cials prepared for the storm, and they have a plan in place any time inclement weather encroaches on the area. A lot goes into it, he said. When one comes up on radar, we have a list of duties we have to respond to. The main thing is to watch the weather and see which way its moved. The closer it gets, the more we ramp up to the point where beforehand we get everything that can be blown away, tee markers, ags. We get everything secured and make sure the employees are safe. We really watch it the closer it gets. Something like this was more rain and wind. We got lucky it stayed off and went to the east of us. Tropical weather affects local golf course business

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Opinion A4 | The Star Thursday, June 28, 2012 Often, I am faced with difcult problems that are actually fun to solve. This happens at work, home and in a place in my mind that only I get to go. For instance, I was listening to a song while driving the other day and said to myself, She is dead on right. The singer, one of my favorites whose name was Virginia was talking about solving all sorts of problems. I think I even used the word brilliant. I have this thing about talking to myself while driving in the car. Yes, I do have some issues. My problem was choosing a title this for story/tribute to Virginia and the song she rst sang in 1971. So many possibilities crossed my mind, some good, some not so good and some were plain stupid. I considered many, but here are the ve that just missed out. 1) A Devil on Saturday Night 2) Better than Geritol 3) Curing Misery 4) Virginia was for lovers 5) Women Rule the World Let me stop and say Im not preaching, I dont preach. I listen to music and talk to myself while driving, but I dont preach. If something is good, I acknowledge it. If something is worth remembering, I write about it. What started this? I was driving to work with this feeling that I needed some Geritol. You know what I mean. A logy, tired and blue feeling hit me that is often caused by Pale, weak blood. Mine wasnt caused by my blood. Having worked late for many nights in a row and being just plain tired was part of it. Anyway, Virginia came on the radio and she sounded happy and said everything was going to be alright. Having a gadget that allows me to record songs as long as they havent ended yet, I recorded Virginias song and played it over and over. I like her voice. The song was actually written by the fellow who signed Virginia to her rst record deal. Knowing that the song was written by a man opens up a wholenuther can of worms that right now Im just sticking my nger in. What did Virginia have to say? To start with she said: Good loving keeps a home together (and) good loving sure can make it right If you never wanna be without him, it means loving everything about him And that keeps your man around at night. I told you she was brilliant. Some of you are worrying. Dont worry yet, stay with me. Virginia then went on to give some interesting advice. She said, You gotta be a saint on Sunday morning (and) a devil on Saturday night. She did this nose twitching thing when she said it (Mercy!). That advice is better than Geritol. Have you ever tasted Geritol? It is somewhat nasty. Everyone wants to be loved, the devil part may be extra; Im not sure. Its just the Southern twang in her voice and the way she rolls it out. Its denitely a picker upper. All of Virginias advice probably goes both ways. Fortunately or unfortunately, I can only see in one direction (from the man side). Im a numbers guy, so all the time Virginia was singing, I was thinking about numbers. Was it 3, 4 or 5? This should be an election year where nirvana reins for county citizens and the right to vote. With 35 candidates vying for 14 ofces there is plenty of choice. And that is just counting the local races, even Port St. Joe Harbor Pilot, which drew two candidates for an ofce most could not attest to even understanding. But where there is choice, voters win. That is what this messy thing called democracy, which we celebrate in part this coming week, is about and for those with the passion of citizenship to shape government, here is the opportunity. Actually it is the chance for all registered voters in the county to weigh in on how they believe things are going, providing the proverbial State of the County that can really only come from voters. The right to voice an opinion on government, to state what is good and what is not so good about elected ofcials, begins with the right to vote. It is the cherished ability to state a case and do so in private, away from pressures and special interests, for what is best for the county. And once again, this election serves up an exhibit of why countywide voting is needed, despite the reality that the Board of County Commissioners, in a time of austerity for governments, is unlikely to be setting aside money soon for court action to remove single-member districts. Even a consulting attorney says such a case has a less than 50 percent chance of success. But consider the slate of candidates and races and how the deep schism that 1982 federal decree establishing single-member districts nearly 30 years ago a veritable lifetime has brought to county government. This is a year when two constitutional ofcers are retiring, where two constitutional ofcers have been appointed and are seeking election by voters for the rst time. Those races, which include Property Appraiser, Judge, Supervisor of Elections and Superintendent of Schools, have drawn some of the largest elds of candidates. Those races along with that for Sheriff and Clerk of Courts as well as Gulf Countys next State Representative and State Senator are different, however, in substantial ways from the rest of the ballot. Every voter gets a say. All 9,000-plus registered voters in the county will be able to have a say over some of the most important and powerful ofces in the county. Every voter in the county will be able to cast a ballot for the person they believe should be next to assess their property for taxing purposes, operate their elections, serve the county court system, provide law enforcement and a repository for all county records. Given the events of recent years, from the oil spill to economic development starts and stops to problems with the Tourist Development Council or, rather, the failure of the Board of County Commissioners to adhere to its policies and procedures when it came to the TDC voters should have every opportunity to put their stamp, as only voters can, on county government. But as to the most critical races in the county? That is entirely different matter. Just 20 percent of the county population, one in ve voters, has any say in the three BOCC seats and two School Board seats on the ballot. The School Board seats, while important, can be categorized differently. As long as the county operates with an elected superintendent a relic that exists in only half of Floridas districts and just two other Southeast states in the nation the ability of a school board member to render a major impact is constrained. School board members are also constrained by state policy which puts education funding overwhelmingly in the hands of state lawmakers each spring. But those purse-strings point to the very reason county commissioners should be elected by all. They exercise, rightly or wrongly, near total control over how money is spent in the county. Commissioners approve the budgets of constitutional ofcers, a dichotomy that remains astounding ve individuals each elected by just one in ve voters determining the nal budgets for elected ofcials who must answer to every voter. This is the sort of fundamental right that shermen have lobbied so hard and loud about for more than three years the right to have a say in their everyday lives and livelihoods. Somehow, wishing to have a say in how the county sets and implements tax policy and how commissioners spend those tax dollars seems an essential basic of citizenship. It did more than 230 years ago. Through the years, voters, who overwhelmingly supported countywide voting when most recently asked, have heard the minutia and legal arguments against redress in court. Voters have seen commissioners op back and forth on the issue, voting to press ahead only to retreat. There is scant doubt for many the number one issue this election in Gulf County is jobs. In turn, a top reason that companies relocate to a given area, an expert told the Economic Development Council several years ago, is consistency in message and policy from county government. At its foundation, in a county government divided into singlemember districts, that consistency will never be achievable. Just look at a macro application of the system Congress. And in a county of just 15,000, that lack of consistency is a disservice to the served. What so proudly we hailed Keyboard KLATTERINGS The right to choose TIM CROFT Star news editor I rode through town today. To honor the upcoming Independence Day someone had thoughtfully placed American ags strategically along the thoroughfare. I got a tingle at the mere sight of them. And I found myself suddenly on a hillside outside of Boston on the late afternoon of June 17, 1775. Breeds Hill wasnt much of a knoll by anyones estimation. Nor was its close companion, Bunker Hill, just to the Northwest. But both overlooked the busy port town of Boston. And if you were laying siege to any city no matter the cause, the high ground surrounding it was naturally prized property. More than a thousand colonial troops rushed to occupy this now famous piece of real estate. These minute men were, by any semi-intelligent observation, a rather rag tag group of merchants and farmers with a couple of local lawyers and doctors thrown in for good measure. George Washington, the newly appointed leader of this continental army, had not yet reached the eld. These hastily thrown together soldiers had not trained at West Point or honed their ghting skills on the legendary battleelds of Europe. Most had never aimed down the barrel of a long musket at anything other than a deer or a high stepping rabbit. The approaching Redcoats had conquered so many nations that it was rightfully said at the time that the sun never set on the British Empire. General Howe was about the best ofcer the Kings Men could muster. He brought the full strength of his army against the rebels on that faithful June afternoon. Surprisingly, the rst assault was turned back. Luck the British general proclaimed! When the second attack was also repulsed, he declared the sun was in our eyes! The third attack successfully moved the colonists off of Breeds Hill mostly because the stubborn Americans were out of ammunition. The British claimed victory in the rst pitched battle the colonials had ever fought. And if you count land taken, they were correct. But if you count dead and wounded, the story is vastly different. And if you delve a little deeper and consider the rag tag boys had stood heel to toe against the mightiest ghting force of the day without blinking, you have the coming of age of the American Army. As I drove past the row of sparkling American ags on this late June afternoon in 2012, it occurred to me that those determined colonist who had pledged victory or death were ghting for our Flag BEFORE there was a Flag! They were wrestling for our independence BEFORE that famed Fourth of July when it was proclaimed! It was a full year later before the Continental Congress jotted down our unalienable rights and adopted those thirteen rows of red and white strips with a blue eld of white stars. It wasnt until 1814 as Fort McHenry withstood another British siege that Frances Scott Key penned O say does that star spangled banner yet wave I knew there was something special about this ag in the rst grade. I didnt, at the time of course, know Valley Forge from the Halls of Montezuma. Id never heard of Paul Revere, Ben Franklin or Thomas Paine. If someone had said to me we must all hang together or assuredly we shall all hang separately I wouldnt have had a clue what they were talking about. The Battle of New Orleans, Gettysburg, San Juan Hill, Guadalcanal and General George S. Patton were way down the road on my learning curve. Heres what I did know, Miss Carolyn Blades wouldnt even call the roll before she had us stand, put our hand over our heart and reverently say, I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America It was the next year, when I was in the second grade, they added under God and I had to relearn the whole thing all over again! Miss Booth was just as faithful as Miss Carolyn about that pledge. As a matter of fact we said it every morning before school for twelve years. I pray we are all still starting our day that away! Hopefully there is a dening moment in each of our lives when the light bulb comes on about the ag, country, freedom, sacrice, honor, respect and duty! For me it was a Fourth of July celebration up on the town square when I was maybe ten or eleven. Wed eaten our barbeque and watermelon. I had run wild through town with Ruth Ann, Buddy, Yogi, Brenda like youngins will do. Wed all gathered up for the small parade. Me and David Mark were standing with Mom and Dad on the corner across from the Ben Franklin Store. Daddy was the toughest guy Id ever known. He didnt take nothing from nobody! His word was law. I reckon that time in the South Pacic during World War II musta hardened him up some. Course, he never mentioned the war. I mean not a word! He was busy driving a truck for the TriCounty Stockyards and providing a living for his growing family. He dwelled pretty much in the here and now. The high school band stopped just before they got to us and broke into the National Anthem. Daddy turned to the nearest ag, his back straightened to attention and his right hand ew to his heart. He wasnt going through the motions! He wasnt being polite! Miss Carolyn wasnt in charge here! For the rst time in my life I saw tears well up in my Fathers eyes. He would never say so, and I dont believe it ever occurred to him, but he, like those courageous men at Breeds Hill, Yorktown, the Argonne Forest, Normandy, Inchon and, more recently, the Tet Offensive and Operation Freedom had paid the bill so we could all be saluting on this Independence Day. God would that we never lose Dads passion for that agand this country! Respectfully, Kes HUNKER DOWN Kesley Colbert 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 CRANKS MY TRACTOR BN Heard Opinion A4 | The Star I would call her anything 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 Virginia came on the radio and she sounded happy and said everything was going to be alright. Having a gadget that allows me to record songs as long as they havent ended yet, I recorded Virginias song and played it over and over. I like her voice.

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An open letter to NMFS-Gulf Council on snapper season extension Dear Editor: Please extend the snapper season due to the many missed days from unusually bad weather already this year. In our area many charter boats have missed nine days already and looks like three or four more the next few days. Smaller boats have missed up to 13 days already. I have been asked to write this representing all members of The Recreational Fishing Alliance along the Gulf Coast, my customers who have missed trips and are hoping to go later in the season and for myself. These additional days need to be added on in July while families are still on vacation and school is out, for all to enjoy, rather than what was done on prior occasions in the fall. We need everyone to call or write Steve Southerland who is pushing for an extension for us. Local business leaders such as George Duren and Eugene Raffield as well as elected officials such as Port St. Joe Mayor Mel Magidson have sent letters or emails. Please email Southerland at meliissa. thompson@mail.house. gov or call 850-785-0812, and you can contact the Gulf Council, Steve Bortone, at 888-8331844 or email info@ gulfcouncil.org. Thanks, Capt. Tom Adams Mexico Beach Charters Recreational Fishing AllianceChairmanForgotten Coast Chapter Only in Port St. Joe Dear Editor: I write this to call attention to some wonderful people who helped me during a recent stay in your area. Though I should say, my friends and I frequently laugh when talking about the great people in Port St. Joe and I know something like this, and those wonderful people, can only happen in Port St. Joe. I was in the Piggly Wiggly on Saturday, June 16 doing some shopping. My keys are all that I carry because they are attached to a small wallet-sized carrying case for my credit cards, drivers license, photos, etc. Somehow I must have left the store without my keys. My husband was driving that day and I did not notice they were missing until Monday. After mentally retracing our steps, I figured I must have left them at the grocery store and on Tuesday we went in to check. Lo and behold, they were already in the mail to me. The cashier who must have turned them in was not known to the staff, but Beata Wolf called the police, inventoried everything and received clearance to mail the keys back to me at our home in Alabama. Vera Zick mailed the keys. I truly appreciate their kindness and integrity. We left the area to return home on Wednesday I had to go without my license and credit cards and the keys and, well, my entire life, arrived in the mail on Thursday. Thanks to all the employees at the Piggly Wiggly. Also, thank you to Billy and Joan Chandler at the Radio Shack. Our weather TV was set for our home and Alabama and we had not way to tune it for Port St. Joe, but Billy and Joan helped us out, didnt charge a dime and were most kind. As I said before, only in Port St. Joe. Sincerely, Julia Chandler Goshen, AL Whose holiday is the 4th of July? Dear Editor: The City Commissioners of Port St. Joe were correct. Why spend money on a fireworks display that celebrates the recognition of someone elses triumph. July 4 celebrates The American Revolution that won American independence from England and culminated with the adoption of the U.S. Constitution that created the United States of America. The Southern Christians were never really a part of the American Revolution. No Southern Christian signed the Declaration of Independence and only one was present at the Constitutional Convention. (A plantation owner from South Carolina who came to protect his property and voting rights so he could continue to control his plantations white serfs and black slaves.) I, too, have some graveyard references I may be the only person living in Gulf County who is eligible for membership in The Sons of the American Revolution. I have a direct ancestor who was listed as a combatant in the American Revolution. Southerners opposed the American Revolution on two counts -1) It violated a basic tenet of their Euro-Christian faith -that the faithful should be submissive to authority. 2) The Constitution contained principles of American Christians that imposed responsibilities and obligations on American citizens that the EuroChristians were reluctant to accept. American Christians follow the teachings of Jesus Christ, unencumbered by Scripture. The U.S. Constitution became the Bible for American Christians. The founding Fathers believed that the U.S. Constitution honored and respected an almighty God by demonstrating that the Children of God had become adults who were capable and competent enough to govern themselves according to the teachings of his son, Jesus Christ. I may be the only person living in Gulf County or in Florida, for that matter, who the Founding Fathers would consider a Christian. After the Protestant Reformation, my ancestors were called Christians by the Kings of England and members of Parliament for their advocacy of the teachings of Jesus Christ. They called themselves a Society of Friends. In America, they were called Quakers. The resulting clash of ideologies between the American Christians, who followed the teachings of Jesus Christ unencumbered by Scripture, and the EuroChristians, who faithfully subscribed to Scripture, led the Southern EuroChristians to instigate a War between the States. A war that killed more Americans than all of the other American wars combined. The U.S. Constitution survived. However, opposition to the U.S. Constitution continues in Florida and in Gulf County, today. Todays opposition to the U.S. Constitution is being led by Florida Cracker-Christians (a.k.a., the good old boys). Florida CrackerChristians use the opiate of Scripture to stifle any constructive compromise between American Christian ideals and aspirations, as presented in the U.S. Constitution, and the indigenous residents of Gulf County, who faithfully subscribe to Scripture as presented in the King James Authorized version of the English Bible (1769). The Gulf County economy, which currently has no future, and the lack of options and opportunities for Gulf County Christians and their children to improve their lifestyle or standard of living is the direct result of Florida Cracker-Christians subversively continuing an inappropriate religious conflict to enhance their own self-interests. Perpetuating religious difference in Gulf County results in Blow-ins being blown out by graveyard-based nepotism. For Americans, religious differences should not create zerosum confrontations. Once upon a time there were better ways. There still are. John M. Comer Port St. Joe P.S. I buried a roommate and a couple of friends serving under the Flag to which Gulf Countys political leadership and public employees pledge false allegiance at the beginning of their meetings, before they proceed to secretly serve the secular local interests of their mentors, the Cracker Christians (a.k.a., the good old boys). 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 veri cation and will not be published. Letters must be in good taste and The Star reserves the right to edit letters for correctness and style. S HARE YOUR OPINIONS Letters A5 | The Star Thursday, June 28, 2012 CARPET CERAMIC TILE HARDWOOD AREA RUGS WINDOW SHADES & BLINDS PITTSBURGH PAINTS WE BIND CARPETS We offer L P ort S aint Joe area D esign professionals on premise C P rofessional I nstallation 2760 H W est P ort S aint Joe L OCA LL Y O WNED aint Joe L OCA LL Y O WNED H W est W est W P ort P ort P S aint Joe $ 50 Off purchase of $ 750.00 or more T ile starting at C arpet starting at 9454 HWY 98 BEACON HILL AT T H E MEXICO BEAC H C ITY L I M ITS (850) 647-2971 9454 HWY 98 BEACON HILL AT T H E MEXICO BEAC H C ITY L I M ITS (850) 647-2971 OPEN DAILY AT 11 P ACKAGE ST O RE & LO UNGE GREAT SELECTION OF ALL YOUR F AVORITE BEER, WINE & SPIRIT S WWW.L OO K O UTL O UNGE.C O M U PC O MING E VENT S W ERE C ELEBRATING THE 4TH ALL WEEK L O NG!! June 28th Holly & L uke July 5th Brian Bowen July 12th T yler Bush July 19th T he C urrys WEDNE S DA Y T H RU SATURDA Y 9 P M ET 1 S T SUNDA Y C ELE B RATION J UL Y 1 S T I just couldnt remember. She kept singing about morning kisses, being warmer at night and everything being alright. I was feeling better. Virginia gives a lot more advice in her song, but her main point was that ...a lotta good loving wouldve made everything alright. I agree with her. She was an expert at singing, love and relationships. That was where the numbers kept coming in. I couldnt remember if it was 3, 4 or 5 times that she was married. It was ve. What puzzles me the most (looking from my direction) is how four men were so stupid as to let a woman who says such beautiful words get away from them? They were just stupid I guess. We men can be that way. You probably have gured it out by now, but Virginia was Virginia Pugh or Virginia Wynette Pugh. The middle name gives it away. The fellow from Alabama who wrote the song, Good Lovin (Makes It Right) helped her come up with the name most folks know her by, Tammy Wynette. His name was Billy Sherrill and he was from Phil Campbell, Alabama. Im not sure what him writing that song says about men from Alabama. The point being how is it a man writes a song for a woman to sing about what would make everything alright (and being a devil on Saturday night)? I guess I answered my own question. Im pretty sure he could have been from anywhere. Tammy has been dead for going on fteen years, but the girl from Mississippi who xed hair in Birmingham, Alabama before making it big, could sing. She was simply the best. Tammy Wynette was married ve times. In order they were: Euple Byrd (1959-1966); Don Chapel (19671968); George Jones (1969-1975); Michael Tomlin (1976-1976); and George Richey (1978-1998). Whats my point? What do you call a woman who has been married ve times giving advice on love? I dont know and I dont care. I would call her anything she wanted me to if she sang to me that way. I will always love the music of Tammy Wynette (and George Jones); it just doesnt get any better in my opinion. I just wanted to know what it tasted like (the Geritol). You never know until you try. You can nd more stories at www. CranksMyTractor.com. Letters A5 | The Star CRANKS from page A4 Letters to the EDITOR

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VOTE FOR JAMES E. (Jamie) LESTER JR. ASA, SRA, CFE Florida Licensed Real Estate Broker State of Florida & Alabama General Appraiser Former FL Supreme Court Cert. Cty Court Mediator Former FL Supreme Court Cert. Family Court Mediator EDUCATION & PROFESSIONAL DESIGNATIONS Liberty University, Lynchburg, Virginia MBA (Masters Degree Business Administration) University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida B.A. Degree (Public Admin/Political Sci.) American Society of Appraisers ASA Designation (Ad vanced course work in Real Estate Appraisals) Appraisal Institute SRA Designation (Advanced course work and testing in Real Estate Appraising) I CFE Designation LICENSES & POSITIONS State of Florida & Alabama Florida State General Appraiser License #RZ002783 Alabama State General Appraiser License #G00746 Former Florida State Residential Appraiser License #RD001087 Florida Licensed Real Estate Broker License #0532115 Former Florida Licensed Real Estate Appraiser Instructor Former Florida Supreme Court County Court Mediator #20480CF Former Florida Supreme Court Family Court Mediator #20480CF Many graduate level courses and appraisal courses through the years POSITIONS & EXPERIENCE President J. Lester Company (Real Estate Appraisal and Real Estate Consulting Services) Special Magistrate Bay, Oskaloosa, Leon Counties, etc. / Mediator 14th Judicial Circuit President Broadband Services, Inc. & President of North Florida Subs, Inc. Former Director of Appraisals Okaloosa County Property Appraiser Former Appraiser/Supervisor Bay County Property Appraiser COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT Jamie has always believed in compassion with understanding and his community involvement is evident. He has helped raise money and supported projects of the local VFW Post in Wewahitchka. He has been the entertainment chairman for the American Cancer Society for the Relay for Life. He is past president of the Port St. Joe Kiwanis. REPUBLICAN PARTY INVOVLEMENT Past President of the Seminole County Young Republicans Past President of College Republicans for the University of Central Florida. Chairman and Co-Chairman for a variety of republican candidates in past state wide elections. LOBBYING AND WORKING FOR THE PEOPLE Lobbied State Government for a 5 year average level of assessment (No more spiked property values in a year) Lobbied State Government for a spending cap at the local level and state level. Lobbied State Government for a $25,000 exemption on tangible personal property for business owners. Created an Assessment Methodology on a volume discount for multiple lot ownership Created a valuation method assessment methodology for those affected by the Chinese drywall issue. Worked to protect the local industry by working to implement the legislation on working water front properties from increased assessments and not value them on highest and best use. (Pd.Pol.Ad.) Political advertisement paid for and approved by Jamie Lester, Republican, for Property Appraiser Pd.Pol.Ad. See you at the Sunset! 602 Highway 98, Port St. Joe, FL 850.227.7900 Lunch 11am 3pm EDT, Dinner 5pm 10pm EDT Reservations Suggested 850-227-7900 Spectacular SUNSETS Blue Marlin BAR Exceptional EVENTS Local A6 | The Star Thursday, June 28, 2012 KORAN from page A1 Koran also owned and operated Captain Blacks Dive Center from 1986-2003, which he later expanded into Captain Blacks Marine. During that same time, he purchased the St. Joe Motel and converted it back into the historic Port Inn, which he operated from 1992-2001 when it was sold to its current owners and operators. Koran is passionate about the future prospects of Gulf County. We need private-sector jobs. We need more business. And we need outside investment in the county. Until we have an honest and stable wholecounty government, few quality companies will relocate here. Until we have fair representation that is not controlled by personal or special interests, the county as a whole will not prosper. I can help. I have the experience. Gulf County needs a new direction in government service. County-wide voting will bring us much closer to this goal. Open and honest government will bring about a level playing eld that will attract established business as well as entrepreneurs. I believe we should develop our own economy and build upon our own strengths; we simply cannot continue to rely solely on government programs and grants to build our future. As your commissioner, I pledge to work diligently toward achieving these goals. Our community has natural assets that can be developed into a pro table and comfortable way of life for each of us. I will use my experience to navigate through the issues and chaos that prevent us from responsibly managed growth. I pledge to set the foundation for the creation of real private jobs, with sustainable bene ts to the entire community, without sacri cing our small-town character and healthy environment. Together we can improve our community. Together we can build a better tomorrow. We have all the ingredients; we need courageous leadership that acts in the best interest of the entire county. I invite you to cast your vote for me. If you have any suggestions or issues, I sincerely would like to hear from you. Please call me at 850-290-5429. Together we can do this. Fighting poverty in the Panhandle Registration has begun for Ruby Payne Conference From staff reports PANAMA CITY Economic barriers interfere with peoples lives every day right here in our area, but educators, community leaders and anyone interested in helping to overcome those barriers can learn more in a targeted two-day conference led by internationally recognized expert Dr. Ruby Payne. The School and Community Success Conference is sponsored by Gulf Coast State College and will be July 17-18 at the Panama City Campus. The event is about helping those in schools and communities understand how to better assist low-income people in overcoming and moving beyond their situation. Paynes book and workshop by the same name, Bridges Out of Poverty, provide innovation and training to help community leaders and agencies redesign programs to better serve people in poverty, with the goal always to increase the likelihood that those served will move from welfare to work. The workshop, Raising Achievement with 9 Systemic Processes, equips educators with new, effective tools to help them improve their instructional methods, build better relationships with students, create a culture of excellence and more. Payne has written K-12 curricula in all content areas, developed extensive staff development programs for 1,500 staff members and written or co-authored more than a dozen books. She is known for helping students from all economic backgrounds achieve academic success. Payne has traveled extensively since the mid-1990s to present strategies based on her foundational work, A Framework for Understanding Poverty. The practical, hands-on training in this upcoming local conference is focused on changing lives, because every life changed for the better leads to a better community. Register now to be part of these two powerful days. Visit GulfCoast.edu/ ContinuingEd for more information or call Jim Barr, Education Partners & Programs, at 873-3515 or email jbarr@gulfcoast.edu.

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They are very variable and only live a year, Geiger said. Numbers also can be very cyclical. The numbers from the 2012 spring survey are not much different from 2004 and 2008, but St. Joseph Bay has a way of rebounding, evident by plentiful scallops the past two years, which came after a steady climb from 2008. Generally, St. Joe will bounce back within a year, Geiger said. The variability of numbers and dif culty pulling takeaway from them is evident by surveys around the state, Geiger said. Steinhatchee is also off a bunch this year, a quarter or so of last year, Geiger said. But St. Marks is up and considered at healthy numbers. Homossasa didnt seem to decline as much as St. Joe. In St. Andrews, which we closed in 1994, numbers are up and are on an upward trend. Geigers theory is harvest pressure from the prior years. In the past two years, in the aftermath of the oil spill, state and local tourist of cials sought and were granted an extension of scallop harvest season adding almost three full weeks to the season in 2011 and there was much more media and marketing attention to trumpeting the scallop season to lure tourists back. I think part of what happened is not the extra season, necessarily, but there was a lot of attention and there was harvest pressure, Geiger said, explaining how one transect station could have 600-700 scallops in the spring and none in the fall. The really good stations were hit hard. Geiger said an emphasis this year will be on data collection and feedback from the public. Researchers are speaking to law enforcement, boaters and scallopers about their pursuits for the tasty shelled critters and thoughts about the length of season. There are mailers going out and surveys online at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission website. The surveys aim to assess the interest in extending scallop seasons and how much people take and how often during the season. We need to start assessing the harvest level, Geiger said. There are concerns about the short season for scallops. For 2012, Geiger said, there remains hope. There is a possibility, he granted, that researchers may have missed a lot little ones that will grow as the season progresses and bolster the population. There are also, Geiger said, suggestions that the population has shifted. And despite some less-than-stellar survey numbers, Geiger said people still will scallop and enjoy time in the bay. People are going to still harvest, Geiger said. I encourage people to wait until the scallops are least two inches. Dont take them smaller than that. It helps the population and you have to work so much harder to get a decent amount of meat. 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Bag limits are daily limits; it is illegal to take a limit of scallops in the morning and return later in the day and collect another limit of scallops. Unless otherwise exempt, a regular Florida saltwater shing license is required when using a boat to harvest scallops. If folks wade from shore, a regular Florida saltwater shing license or a free resident shore-based license is needed. Divers and snorkelers are required to display a divers-down ag (red with a white diagonal stripe) while in the water. Boaters must stay at least 100 feet away from a divers-down ag in a river, inlet or channel. In open waters, boaters must stay 300 feet away from a divers-down ag. More information on bay scallops, including management rules, diveag regulations and boating safety is available online at MyFWC.com/Fishing (click on Regulations under Saltwater Fishing). Information about scallop research is available at MyFWC/Research/ Saltwater under the Mollusc section.

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Special to The Star Gag grouper will be open for recreational harvest in most Gulf of Mexico state and federal waters July 1. The same day, however, the season will close in state waters off the coast of Franklin, Wakulla, Jefferson and Taylor counties. The gag grouper recreational harvest season in Gulf of Mexico state and federal waters, not including Franklin, Jefferson, Wakulla, Taylor and Monroe counties, will end Oct. 31. State waters off Franklin, Wakulla, Jefferson and Taylor counties opened April 1 and close June 30. They will not be open during the Julythrough-October season everywhere else. Monroe County is also excluded from the July-throughOctober season because it is included in the Atlantic rules for gag grouper. Gag grouper caught in state and federal waters during the July-throughOctober season may be taken ashore in Franklin, Wakulla, Jefferson and Taylor counties, but boats with gag grouper aboard may not stop in and must have gear stowed while traveling through state waters in that region. (see map) The four-county region includes all waters of Apalachicola Bay and Indian Pass, including those in Gulf County, and all waters of the Steinhatchee River, including those in Dixie County. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) manages marine sh from the shore to nine nautical miles in the Gulf of Mexico. The FWC is working with Floridas anglers to rebuild gag grouper populations in the Gulf of Mexico to strong, sustainable levels. The Commission established these seasons at its February meeting. The regional season was set for 2012 only and was established to provide shing opportunities for private, recreational anglers when gag grouper are closer to shore and can be safely accessed by smaller boats. The gag grouper recreational harvest minimum size and bag limits are 22 inches and two gag grouper per person. No more than four of any species of grouper may be kept. To learn more about these management changes, visit MyFWC.com/ Fishing and click on Saltwater, Recreational Regulations and Gulf Grouper for frequently asked questions and answers about the changes. E-mail outdoors news to tcroft@ star .com Page 8 Thursday, June 28, 2012 O UTDOORS www.starfl.com Section Section A Freshwater With less than 2 weeks left in the red snapper season, most anglers are still left at the docks. Hi seas and rough conditions have kept all but the biggest boats at home. With the storm surge decreasing this week, we all hope to get back on the water very soon! Offshore As the tropical storm Debby moves on, we are left picking up the pieces. Rising water conditions on all rivers and streams in our area should improve the cat sh bite, once the waters clear. Most creeks and ponds are the overow stage, making shing a real challenge this week. SPONSORED BY Corner of Marina Drive, Port St. Joe, FL (next to Piggly Wiggly) www.BWOsh.com (next to Piggly Wiggly) www.BWOsh.com Corner of Marina Drive, Port St. Joe, FL (next to Piggly Wiggly) www.BWOsh.com Corner of Marina Drive, www.BWOsh.com Corner of Marina Drive, Port St. Joe, FL www.BWOsh.com Port St. Joe, FL Your Hunting Headquarters Your Hunting Headquarters Your Hunting Headquarters Independece Day Gun Sale Starting This Weekend June 27th through the month of July. Hundreds of guns from Top Brands. Revolvers and pistols, shotguns and ries. Prices too low to advertise! Call for a quote!! JUNE FEATURE FISH: R ED S NAPPE R Stop in and register or go online at www. B W O sh.com By Herman Jones Special to The Star Ive scalloped St. Josephs Bay for 38 years now; before that, as a boy on St. Andrews Bay. Ive seen good years and bad; stormfree summers when the bay would be crystal clear and scallops as big as a mans palm, and red-tide summers when nothing lived and the water stank like a cess pool. I remember the scallop drags that would scoop off all life on the turtle grass, much of it returned dead after the scallops were removed. The drag boats would have their decks stacked high with bushel bags of scallops. Its amazing the grass ats survived the onslaught. Eventually, the State became enlightened and put a stop to the destructive drags. As St. Andrews Bay scallop population began to decline due mainly to over harvesting, more and more people discovered our bay. Entire families would anchor on a grass bed and pluck up the tasty bivalve by the wash tubs full. Of course, we did the same thing since we had that false belief that there would be just as many as next year. Many times we would erect a sunshade for grandma, who, due to her bad knees was content to sit in the boat and shuck. And shuck she could. Four of us would then spend most of the day supplying her with scallops. We took them home by the gallons. Some years ago the State decided that the recreational scallopers were taking them by the billions and the populations couldnt support the slaughter. They were right, and now we have the pintper-day-per-person limit. In all our ignorance and bliss there was one unwritten rule most true scallop lovers abided by we left them alone until around the rst of August. There was no sense in collecting hundreds of adolescent scallops and shucking for hours in that hot sun for a muscle the size of ones little nger tip. If you read the scallop article a few weeks ago, even the scientists and Wildlife Commission want everyone to leave them alone until they are bigger. So, you may ask, if the experts ask us to wait and true scallopers wait, why does the law permit scalloping in July. Its simple tourist dollars. I believe now, in the 21st Century, there are enough tourist dollars spent on shing, boating and beach fun to give the scallops a break in July. If you want to placate the tourists, do like they do in the Keys with lobster; have a mini-season from July 1 to July 5 and then close it until August 1 and leave it open until October 1. Well all be better off in the future. There are a few rules of etiquette a scalloper should follow: Have a legal ag and put it on the highest part of your boat so it can be seen for 360 degrees. It wont do much good hidden by the outboard or your canvas top. If you venture away from the boat, take a ag on a buoy tethered to your body. Ive had several close calls with snorkelers swimming hundreds of feet from their boat with no dive ag on them. Anchor in the sand next to the grass bed. If you anchor in the grass the anchor ukes will tear out the grass roots when you retrieve your anchor. Less grass means less scallop habitat. When you see a boat anchored on a spot, nothing is more annoying than having another boat anchor next to him. Give him his personal space and scallop at least 100 feet away. Even if you did get scallops there yesterday, its his place today. If youre going in July, try to harvest those at least two inches wide. Anything smaller is a waste; let him grow up. If youre anchored on a grass at next to a deep water channel (there are several in the head of the bay) dont expect boats to slow down for you if theyre over 100 feet away. They may be rude, but theres not much you can do about it. Deep-water channels are made for running. I personally know of one individual who likes to anchor on a grassy point next to one of the Blacks Island channels, and then rant and rave if a boat comes running by at full speed. If you anchor next to a channel you have to expect the wake that comes with it. And please, buy a pair of polarized sunglasses so you can judge the water depth (theyll also save your eyes). If you run your motor aground, not only do you cause propeller and water pump damage, but you also scar the grass beds and they take years to recover. Finally, shuck your scallops in the bay. The guts become sh food (more pin sh for your bait traps) and the shells return to the calcium cycle for other shell sh. A personal tip: after shucking, get some clean bay water and rinse your scallop muscles only once while removing any black membrane that might be still on them. Drain, bag and put on ice. Any further rinsing or soaking only dilutes their succulent avor. During my lifetime Ive dived for and found Spanish treasure, shot big sh, explored countless shipwrecks, fed sharks underwater in Moorea and swam through stalactites in the Great Blue Hole of Belize. Still, one of lifes greatest enjoyments is snorkeling over a St. Joe Bay grass at, in crystal August waters and nding fat, blue-eyed scallops. With everyone using a little common sense and foresight, it is a thrill I would like to enjoy for at least another twenty years. Remember, our neighbors to the West on St. Andrews Bay, can no longer enjoy the privilege of scalloping in their own backyard. Before they knew it, it was too late. Special to The Star On July 1, of cers and staff from the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the Department of Agricultural and Consumer Services (DACS) will be combined with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) in a move directed by the Florida Legislature and approved by Gov. Rick Scott. The 145 new sworn of cers will don FWC uniforms and integrate completely into the ranks of the FWC, resulting in more ef cient service to Floridians and visitors. We will have more eld-level of cers available to respond to calls, said Col. Jim Brown, division director. New and current FWC of cers will be expected to patrol state forests, state parks, wildlife management areas and state waters as a more ef cient and effective team. The reorganization will save the state more than $3 million over the next ve years and $1.28 million in recurring, annual savings. Through rearranging extra management and support positions, the consolidation will establish additional patrol and rst-response capabilities and expand law enforcement coverage, Brown said. The public can expect to see FWC of cers in state parks and state forests and call upon them for help. We will continue to provide excellent resource protection, boatingand-waterways services and public safety protection, Brown said. People should report sh and wildlife crimes, boating violations as well as environmental crimes and state park and state forest issues to the FWCs Wildlife Alert Hotline: 888-404-3922. DEPs Bureau of Emergency Response (BER) will not move to the FWC, but will continue responding to emergency chemical spills and working with law enforcement on environmental crime matters at DEP. DEPs emergency numbers, #DEP or 877-2-SAVEFL should be used to report environmental emergencies, such as oil and chemical spills. The consolidation of of cers will provide a more extensive network of environmental crime law enforcement coverage throughout Florida, said BER Chief Gwen Keenan. DEPs Bureau of Emergency Response will continue to work closely with its law enforcement partners on environmental crime issues as it has done in the past. In 2011 the Florida Legislature created a Law Enforcement Consolidation Task Force, which met to develop work groups and evaluate functions of several law enforcement agencies. Ultimately, it recommended that DEPs Division of Law Enforcement be integrated into the FWCs Division of Law Enforcement. It also suggested that some personnel from the DACS Of ce of Agricultural Law Enforcement the of cers assigned to patrol state forests and the investigator responsible for commercial aquaculture violations be incorporated. FWC of cers in the eld have been working alongside DEP and DACS of cers for years, Brown said. The consolidation simply provides an of cial, more ef cient method of serving the public. For the love of the blue-eyed scallop FWC, DEP, DACS enhance service to state residents SERVICE BOOST Gag grouper harvesting opening to some

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By TIM CROFT 227-7827 | @PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com The Shark 100 club put down several hundred thousand dollars on Port St. Joe athletics on Monday. Willie Ramsey and Ralph Roberson of the Shark 100 Club provided a check for $3,000 to Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School athletic director Chuck Gannon, closing out one school years fundraising as the club which has provided more than $105,000 to Tiger Shark athletics since 1986 ramps up for another year. The closeout check brings the amount raised in 2011-12 to $7,592, an increase over the roughly $6,000 the club has raised the past two years. Given the economy it was an excellent year, Ramsey said. The money bene ts all athletic programs at the high school. Those programs receive no funding from the Gulf County School Board and must rely on boosters to bolster the bottom line. We really appreciate the Shark 100 Club and all they have done for Port St. Joe High School athletics, Gannon said. During these times, this money is badly needed by all our programs. The Shark 100 Club had a particularly successful barbecued chicken dinner fundraiser, the largest event on the calendar each year. This year, in light of constrained budgets, coaches put extra emphasis on getting athletes out selling tickets for the dinner. The dinner provides leverage for Shark 100 Club members donations. The club funds the entire dinner, from chicken to the barbecuing to the xings to the plates, from member dues and the school ends up with all the money. The result was a nearrecord turnout. The club sold 1,765 chicken dinners almost three times the number from the prior year and raised more than $4,572. Athletes from football sold 296; from boys basketball, 240; softball, 122; baseball, 66; and volleyball, 41. This is by far the best year the various sports have had selling tickets, Ramsey said. The result of that effort was that, combined with the $3,000 remaining in the Shark 100 Club account, the grand total raised in 2011-12 was more than the 41 members of the Shark 100 Club donated by some $1,242. Other than expenses such as game programs and T-shirts, 100 percent of money raised by the Shark 100 Club goes to the high school athletic programs. That is pretty good, Ramsey said with a smile. The Shark 100 Club offers several levels of participation: Sand Shark: for a $50 donation any parent of a Tiger Shark athlete earns a Shark 100 hat and recognition in the football program; Tiger Shark: for $100 individuals, businesses and organizations receive one Shark 100 hat, two reserved home football tickets, program recognition and reserved parking at football games; Mako Shark: for $250 individuals, businesses and organizations receive two Shark 100 hats, two reserved seats at home football games, special program recognition and reserved parking at football games; Bull Shark: for $500 businesses, individuals and organizations receive two Shark 100 hats, two reserved seats at home football games, two reserved seats at home basketball games, special program recognition and reserved parking at football games. Checks should be sent to Shark 100 Club, P.O. Box 524, Port St. Joe, FL 32457. For more information on becoming a member of the Shark 100 Club, call Ramsey at 227-7468. PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA SP O RTS www.starfl.com Thursday, June 28, 2012 A Page 9 Section 850-229-7799 for information Everyone Is Welcome to Attend AGENDA for Annual Meeting Date: June 30, 2012 Time: 9:00 AM 11:00 AM EST Place of Meeting: St. Josephs Bay Golf Club Guests Gulf County Elected TDC, Port Authority, SGCFD Candidates 11AM EST Call to Order Approval of Previous Meeting Minutes Treasurers Report Taxes & Appraisals Economic Development in Gulf Co. Port Authority Tourist Development Council Gulf County Schools Gulf County Courts County Budget Beach Restoration FEMA CBRA progress Recycling Sign Ordinance Fire Department Sheriff Nugent Report Widening of SR 30A-Dot Lighthouse Dilemma Other business Election of the 2012-2013 Board Adjournment 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 28 89 76 20 % Fri, June 29 87 77 20 % Sat, June 30 88 78 30 % Sun, July 1 89 78 30 % Mon, July 2 88 78 20 % T ues, July 3 88 78 20 % Wed, July 4 88 77 0 % 20 We 1029am 1.9 900pm -0.3 21 Th 1104am 1.8 925pm -0.3 22 Fr 1138am 1.7 946pm -0.2 23 Sa 1211pm 1.6 1000pm 0.0 24 Su 1244pm 1.3 1003pm 0.2 25 Mo 105pm 1.0 946pm 0.3 26 Tu 629am 1.0 838pm 0.6 27 We 552am 1.2 305pm 0.3 28 Th 558am 1.4 347pm 0.0 29 Fr 628am 1.7 442pm -0.2 30 Sa 712am 1.9 541pm -0.4 FreeTideTables.com For comparison only Times are local Tides in feet from MLLW 21 Th 707am 1.3 406pm 1.5 1115am 1.2 22 Fr 729am 1.3 454pm 1.4 1210am -0.2 1159am 1.2 23 Sa 752am 1.3 546pm 1.3 1237am -0.1 1248pm 1.1 24 Su 815am 1.3 645pm 1.2 107am 0.0 144pm 0.9 25 Mo 840am 1.3 758pm 1.0 139am 0.2 251pm 0.8 26 Tu 906am 1.4 930pm 1.0 213am 0.4 407pm 0.6 27 We 936am 1.4 1130pm 0.9 250am 0.6 526pm 0.4 28 Th 1010am 1.5 328am 0.9 640pm 0.1 29 Fr 201am 1.0 1050am 1.6 411am 1.0 745pm -0.1 30 Sa 1136am 1.6 843pm -0.3 FreeTideTables.com For comparison only Times are local Tides in feet from MLLW 1 Su 803am 2.0 640pm -0.6 2 Mo 857am 2.1 735pm -0.6 3 Tu 950am 2.1 824pm -0.6 4 We 1039am 2.0 903pm -0.4 5 Th 1124am 1.9 930pm -0.2 1 Su 502am 1.2 1229pm 1.6 702am 1.3 936pm -0.4 2 Mo 538am 1.3 126pm 1.6 819am 1.4 1024pm -0.4 3 Tu 608am 1.3 224pm 1.6 921am 1.4 1108pm -0.4 4 We 634am 1.3 321pm 1.6 1016am 1.3 1149pm -0.3 5 Th 657am 1.3 416pm 1.6 1108am 1.2 High school athletics physicals in 2 weeks Star Staff Report Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf and Tallahassee Orthopedic Clinic, with the assistance of Rick Williams, has combined to provide free physicals to Gulf County student/athletes. The physicals will be offered beginning at 5:30 p.m. ET July 10 and July 12. Athletes from both Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. and Wewahitchka Jr./Sr.. High Schools who plan on playing sports during the 2012-13 school year will be offered this free physical. Athletes from the fall sports should plan to attend the July 10 session. On July 12, physicals for athletes in winter and spring sports, including basketball, baseball, wrestling, softball, soccer and track, will be offered. If for some reason, an athlete can not show up on the assigned day, they are asked to please come to the other session. Times will be assigned at a later date for the different sports so there will not be overcrowding at the hospital at one time. Superintendent of Schools Jim Norton and athletic directors Dennis Kizziah of Wewahitchka and Chuck Gannon of Port St. Joe, thank Sacred Heart Hospital and TOC for their support to Gulf County Schools. PSJHS football seeking sponsors The Port St. Joe Jr./ Sr. High football team is seeking sponsorship from local businesses, organizations and families. Purchase a eld banner to show support to the young players this 2012 season. The options are endless with a colorful 3by 5-foot banner. Select the logo, layout, message and colors, and the banner will be displayed in a highly visible location at Shark Field. The cost of a 2012 football sponsorship is $150. The banners are weatherresistant, with UV protection. In the following seasons, sponsors will have the option to renew their sponsorship for only $100. Individuals are encourages to display a message to a special athlete in your life. The school and football program thanks all sponsors for taking advantage of this opportunity to spread a message and support the athletes. For information, call Chuck Gannon at 227-6951 or email jdaily@gulf.k12. .us. PSJ volleyball hosts car wash, camp Come out and support the Lady Tiger Shark volleyball team from Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School as they wash cars Saturday at Advance Auto Parts in Port St Joe. The donationsonly car wash will be from 9 a.m. until about 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. Keep up to date with all the team happenings and news by visiting the teams Facebook page at http://www.facebook. com/TigerSharkVolleyball. Conditioning will begin at 8 a.m. ET Tuesday. Players must have a valid physical to attend conditioning. The gym will be opened about 9:30 a.m. after conditioning. All girls are invited to participate. The Florida State University team camp is scheduled for July 26-28. The fall schedule is available on the website. For more information, check the Facebook page or the Port St Joe Jr./Sr. High School website at http:// psjhs-gcs.schoolloop. com/volleyball. COURTESY OF RANDALL WALKER Port St. Joes Travis Morrison hit a home run, his second of the year, while the Port St. Joe O-Zone squad won the 4A District tournament recently in Wewahitchka. Brian Cox presents the ball to Morrison, whose blast cleared the right-center eld wall. Shark 100 Club members Willie Ramsey, right, and Ralph Roberson, left, present a check for $3,000 to Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High athletic director Chuck Gannon. The money, representing funds left over from fundraising during the 2011-12 school year, will bene t Tiger Shark athletic programs and signals the kickoff to another year of support for Port St. Joe High athletics. Shark 100 Club donates $3,000 as seasons change Sports BRIEFS MORRISON HITS HOME RUN

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Local A10 | The Star Thursday, June 28, 2012 I am quitting smoking for my family. The Big Bend Area Health Education Center (Big Bend AHEC) is offering FR EE tobacco cessation classes in Gulf County and throughout the Big Bend region. We know the challenges you face. We will help you develop the tools to succeed and we will provide the support you need. For more information, call Big Bend AHEC at: 850-482-6500 (local office) or 1-87-QUIT-NOW-6 (1-877-848-6696) Visit www.ahectobacco.com for the schedule of classes we have available. FREE N I COT I NE PATCHES! NO COST TO ATTEND! Dr. Hobson Fulmer of Apalachicola Bay Animal Clinic Welcomes Our New Associate: Dr. John Duncan Along with Dr. Fulmer, Dr. Duncan will be seeing patients for small animal medicine and surgery. Please call for an appointment or come by to meet him. 850-670-8306 Clinic hours: Monday-Friday 8am 6 pm 187 Highway 98, Eastpoint Complete small animal medicine and surgery, wellness programs, laser surgery, diagnostic ultrasound, Serving Franklin and Gulf Counties for 30 years Theres a New Veterinarian in Town! ELECT MELISSA FARRELL FOR SCHOOL BOARD DISTRICT 3 (Pd.Pol.Ad.) For The Education of the Children in Gulf County. Vote Tuesday, August 14th or By Absentee Ballot Paid for and approved by Melissa Farrell for School Board, District 3 A NEW VOICE (850) 215-7825 www.alvinpetersforcongress.com MEET ALVIN PETERS IN THE PARK Friday, June 29th, 2012, at 6 p.m. at Frank Pate Park, Monument Avenue, for a summer evening of food, discussions, and getting to know one another. We would like you to join us as we try to make a difference in our Country and out community. DO NATI O NS ARE WELC O MED If you are unable to attend, please consider making a donation at http://www.alvinpetersforcongress.com/donate Pd. Pol. Ad. Paid for by the Alvin Peters for Congress Committee Local A10 | The Star Thursday, June 28, 2012 The second thing is part ners I dont think the TDC should be putting on events. I think they should be working with other entities, with part ners, to provide promotion and marketing. Joint marketing and promotion is better than putting on the events. That begins, in part, by tweaking the special events grant process. Board chairman David Warriner said the board and Jenkins, in conjunction with the Board of County Commis sioners, was reevaluating the grant process. We want to be a lot more focused on the right special events, Warriner said. Gone are the days that event organizers could simply request funding from the TDC. Warriner said the agency was too easy in the past in handing out funds and should be more deliberate. Beginning this year, with a likely deadline of late July, there will be one grant application cy cle. Next year, Warriner said, he would like the application period to be in April, with awards in May in order for the TDC board to properly budget for the com ing scal year. Jenkins said a great empha sis would be placed on event or ganizers to demonstrate how an event increases visitation, how it puts heads in beds. We want to help in promo tion of continuing large events, not the one-and-off variety, Jenkins said. As for branding, Jenkins said she saw Gulf County and Port St. Joe not as a commodity such as Panama City Beach, a destination spot for many due to the high volume of rental rooms and condos but as a luxury product. Its a great opportunity if we can get a brand and unity be hind that brand, Jenkins said. Rebranding is a two to ve year process. (The TDC) is in a good position right now. I would not have come here if I did like it here and see an opportunity. Our family used to take day-trips over here and to come over that (George Tapper) bridge and not seeing that mill, that was something. Jenkins said a key moving ahead would be aligning the TDC with like brands, such as Coastal Living magazine, and added she does not believe in putting all advertising dollars in a single bucket. A priority would be analytics of what has been, and has not been, successful in promoting the county in the past, and ana lyzing how various stakeholders market the county and area in order to avoid competing with each other and to streamline the branding process. Jenkins said she prefers visitor to tourist and noted being less of a commodity and driving the luxury product concept ts the many amenities to be found in this area. People come here and dont feel they have to be competitive here, Jenkins said. She noted that when a visitor heads to Destin, there are certain spots they feel are on the bucket list. We dont have that kind of thing here. People can have a lunch and stroll leisurely through the shops or they can go to the beach. It is not competitive. That is a real opportunity. And the watery jewels thread ing and bounding Gulf County provide another selling point, particular for the eco-tourism sector. There is something to say about the water here and brand ing, Jenkins said. The riv ers, the lakes, the bay, the Gulf of Mexico, there is so much there. Jenkins said the TDC Wel come Center was an underuti lized building and emphasized that the entire county, from We wahitchka to Port St. Joe, would be part of the branding by the TDC. Wewa and its shing and oth er great amenities, that is part of the branding, no doubt, Jen kins said. They must always be part of it, not an afterthought. By the end of the questionand-answer portion of the meet ing, the board came away feel ing they were headed in a new direction. This all sounds like a differ ent tack and a different direc tion, Warriner said. Warriner suggested that after the current tourist season, Jen kins and the board sit down for an extended looking at strategic planning for the coming year. TDC from page A1

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218 Hwy 71 S Wewahitchka, FL (850) 639.2252 117 Hwy 98 Apalachicola, FL (850) 653.8825 302 Cecil G. Costin Sr Blvd. Port St. Joe, FL (850) 227.7099 VISIT OUR 3 AREA LOCATIONS: AND REMEMBER TO PICK UP YOUR PRESCRIPTIONS BEFORE THE FUN BEGINS! www.coastalfoot.com S T J OE N UR S ERY A N D S UPPLY 850-227-7449 Tropicals, Annuals, Perennials, & Evergreens Full Line of Garden Chemicals, Fertilizers, Bag Dirt, Mulches & Compost HAPPY 4TH OF JULY! The Gulf Coasts Friendliest Marina! Come Enjoy All The Amenities of Port St. Joe Marina! 340 Marina Dr., Port St. Joe 850-227-9393 www.psjmarina.com SATURDAY JUNE 30TH LIVE MU S IC KERRY JAMES 7PM-UNTIL FRIDAY JUNE 29TH LIVE MU S IC BUDDY HAMM 7PM-UNTIL HAPPY HOUR MON. F RI. 5PM 7PM EDT 2-FOR-1 COLD B EER 4TH O F J ULY S PECIAL S C OME WATC H T H E F IREWORKS ON T H E PORC H . T UE S DAY J ULY 3RD BRIAN BOWEN ON THE P ORCH 7 PM U NTIL THUR S DAY JUNE 28TH LIVE MU S IC RANDY STARK ON THE P ORCH 7PM-UNTIL WEDNE S DAY J ULY 4TH BO S PRING BAND ON THE P ORCH 7 PM U NTIL an old f a shi o ned 4th of july celebr a ti o n Historic Downtown Port St. Joe City Commons Parade 6pm Reid Avenue Featuring ROTC Color Guard Best-Decorated Bicycle contest for kids of all ages (prizes for kids under 12) Best-Decorated Golf Cart Contest BEST APPLE PIE CONTEST following the parade City Commons $100 FIRST PRIZE!!! PLUS..... Dunking Booth Lemonade Stand Watermelon Seed Spitting Contest Face Painting Hot Dog Eating Contest Live Music: The Boyer Band George, Cletus & Tom Car Show FOR MORE INFORMATION: Apple Pie Bakeoff Dana at 850-227-3777 Bicycle Decorating Contest Gail at 850-229-6899 Salt Air Farmers Market SPECIAL HOURS 3-7pm John at 404-906-2637 Presented by the Merchants Association of Port St. Joe

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COMMUNITY www.starfl.com Thursday, June 28, 2012 B Page 1 Section By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com The Port St. Joe Downtown Merchants Committee will hold an old-fashioned Fourth of July celebration this coming Wednesday as the area celebrates Independence Day. We want to have a smalltown old-fashioned Fourth of July, said Dana Boyer, chairwoman for the event. This is being funded by the downtown merchants. When we all work together we do great things. The business community appreciates their patrons and wanted to give something back. The festivities will begin at 2 p.m. ET at City Commons Park. A special weekday version of the SaltAir Farmers Market will open with fresh vegetables, fruits, organic grass fed beef and fresh lamb. While shopping at the many craft booths, sip on fresh lemonade or munch on cool watermelon slices. At 4 p.m. there will be a karate demonstration and dance performance in the gazebo at Commons Park and also starting at 4 p.m. will be a car show lined up on Reid Avenue, with everything from antiques to the unusual and vintage on display. At 6 p.m. ET lineup at 5:30 p.m. along First Street for those wishing to participate there will be a red, white and blue-themed parade of bicycles and golf carts, led by the Port St. Joe Police Department, followed by a Port St. Joe re engine and anked by the color guard from Port St. Joe High Schools NJROTC program. Judging will take place at the Commons Park gazebo, with prizes awarded to the best decorated bicycle and best decorated golf cart. There will be prizes for all children under 12 who participate. Follow the parade from First Street down Reid Avenue to City Commons because up next will be a pie baking contest and auction, which will kick off at 6:15 p.m. (see entry form, B5) Those wishing to enter the contest are asked to bake two. First place will earn the winner $100 (donated by Sunset Coastal Grill); second place earns $75 and third place $50. In addition, Steamers will be sponsoring a hot dog eating contest at City Commons, the event to begin at 6:30 p.m. (see entry form B5, B5) There will also be lemonade sold and for the young at heart, a watermelon-seed spitting contest. There will also be a dunking booth, a way to drench an elected of cial or candidate or two during the afternoon and evening as well as face-painting for the youngsters. The George Boyer Band, a.k.a. George, Cletus and Tom, will play at Commons Park beginning at 5 p.m. ET. This event will be giving visitors and residents a place to gather and have fun before the reworks, Marie Todd of the Merchants Committee said. The reworks will be shot from the old paper mill site just after dark. The Gulf County Chamber of Commerce, the Gulf County Tourist Development Council and the Board of County Commissioners provided support in various ways. By TIM CROFT 227-7827 | @PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com A campaign to save the Cape San Blas Lighthouse has found a place on the Internet. Last week, the St. Joseph Historical Society Inc. went live with a new website to shine a spotlight into the ether on the effort to save the lighthouse from near-certain extinction at the hands of Mother Nature. And Mother Nature sent Tropical Storm Debby in the direction of the lighthouse this week as a reminder of how perilous the battle has become. The website, www. capesanblaslight.org, offers a panoramic view of the lighthouse and grounds. Visitors to the site may see a number of pictures, several provided by local photographer Debbie Hooper, of the lighthouse, keepers quarters and grounds. The website was created by Rick Lamberson and his team at Bluewater Inet. The threat of the encroaching Gulf of Mexico is also spotlighted in a series of photos, old and new, as the visitor can also take a 360-degree virtual tour of the lighthouse and its surroundings. (One note on the tour, as experience shows: move too fast with the control and it might seem equivalent to a roller coaster. Slow and steady wins the race and provides spectacular viewing.) There is also general Responding to a recent article in The Star regarding a token commemorating the 100th anniversary celebration of the signing of the Florida Constitution and the donation of it to the city of Port St. Joe, local historian, archaeologist and diver Herman Jones brought in the rare coin shown here. The coin was minted by Lenore Brown Clardy of Port St. Joe. Clardy, a former president of the St. Joseph Historical Society, had 480 minted originally, though 20 were later melted down. Made with .999 pure silver, the coins memorialized the sesquicentennial of the signing of the Florida Constitution, a celebration that took place in Port St. Joe in 1988. The coins were sold for $20, according to her nephew, Tyler Smith. Jones had never taken the coin from wrapper until preparing it for a photo last week. Tim Croft Star Staff Report The Area Agency on Aging for North Florida, Inc. has announced the availability of funds to assist eligible households with their home energy crisis in the following counties: Gulf, Franklin, Bay, Calhoun, Gadsden, Holmes, Jackson, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty, Madison, Taylor, Wakulla and Washington. To be considered eligible for this program, the applicant household must have at least one individual who is 60 years of age or older, the household income must be within 150 percent of poverty ($18,755 maximum per year for an individual, $3,960 for each additional household member) and the utility bill for the applicant must indicate a past due or immediate threat of disconnection. Other assistance may be provided, according to program guidelines, such as cooling unit repair and connection fees/deposits. For more information or to determine eligibility for assistance, contact the Aging and Disability Resource Center/Elder Helpline at 800-963-5337. The Area Agency on Aging in North Florida Inc. is a private non-pro t organization charged with the responsibility of administering programs in 14 North Florida counties through contracts with the Florida Department of Elder Affairs. Funding available to assist elders with home energy crisis A SILVERY BLAST OF HISTORY An old-fashioned Fourth of July SPECIAL TO THE STAR Above: Over the years, thousands of dollars in state historic preservation grants have been poured into the lighthouse and grounds, which now includes a gift shop. The lighthouse attracts thousands of visitors each year. Left: This photo from local photographer Debbie Hooper shows the extent of erosion threatening the Cape San Blas Lighthouse. Saving the lighthouse goes viral See FOURTH B5 See LIGHTHOUSE B5

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Society B2 | The Star Thursday, June 28, 2012 Qualications: Expertise in: New Patients Welcome Call Toll Free 888-681-5864 For more info www.seclung.com LUNG AND SLEEP DISORDERS DR. ROB GARVER OF THE WEEK PET St. Joseph Bay Humane Society Meet Judith, a very pretty black and tan lab/shepherd mix female, who weighs 48#. She is about 18 months old and likes other dogs and cats. She is also very eager to please. Judith recently graduated from the DAWGS in prison program. The DAWGS in prison program is an 8-week intensive training program in a work camp setting. Each dog has a handler, caretaker and trainer. All are inmates who are well trained themselves and dedicated to their dogs success. Graduates of the program are crate trained, housetrained, walk well on a leash, and know many commands like sit, stay, come, and down. Please watch the video of her doing her recall command. Dogs are temperament tested prior to admission and must get along well with other dogs and humans. To adopt, please fill out an adoption application. Applications for this dog are available online at www. dawgsinprison.com You can also call Sandi @ 850-229-1431. Adoption fees include our cost of spay/neuter and current vaccinations. Our hours for the shelter are Tuesday-Saturday from 10 am-4 pm! Faiths Thrift Hut is always in need of donations also, and all the proceeds go directly to support the animals in our care! The hours for the store are ThursdaySaturday from 10 am-3 pm. Volunteers are always welcome at both our store and our shelter! Our store and shelter location is 1007 Tenth Street in Port St. Joe! Hope to see you all there soon! www.sjbhumanesociety.org If you are missing a pet or want to adopt a new pet, please check with your local Humane Society or Shelter. Follow us on Facebook: St. Joseph Bay Humane Society Meet Judith, a very pretty black and tan lab/shepherd mix female, who 7008 Highway 98 Port St. Joe, FL 32456 (850) 647-6167 Bryony Linton Andrews and Ricky Jermaine Farmer are happy to announce their engagement. They are planning a May 11, 2013 wedding. Congratulations to Walter and Mildred (Ann) Lewis on their wedding. They were united in marriage on May 4, 2012. The couple will be celebrating with family and friends on Saturday, June 30 at 6 p.m. ET at the Gulf County Senior Citizens building at 120 Library Road in Port St. Joe. Special to The Star Port St. Joe High School Class of 2002: Mark your calendars for Labor Day Weekend 2012 for our 10 year high school reunion festivities. Activities include a welcome happy hour, family beach day and dinner reception. For more information, contact Maclain at maclainbenton@gmail.com or on her cell 227-5803. See you there! Star Staff Report Gulf County Senior Citizens at 120 Library Drive in Port St. Joe are asking for donations of non-perishable foods for our low-income seniors such as juice, canned tuna and chicken, soup or vegetables. Small inexpensive bingo prizes are always needed for our clients that love to play bingo several times a week. We provide a hot nutritious noon meal Monday through Friday to seniors 60 and over. Transportation may be available to our meal sites. Anyone interested in coming to our sites in Port St. Joe or Wewahitchka for meals and activities or who would like to donate any of the items listed above may call Debbie at 229-8466. Most of us know that iron is an essential element in human health. But, it isnt so widely recognized that iron also is vital to plant nutrition. Plants depend on iron for deep green color and vigorous growth. Iron de ciency is one of the most common micronutrient problems affecting woody ornamentals in Florida. Its also the most dif cult to correct. In our sunshine state, most plant nutrient problems are due, in large part, to poor soil. Iron de ciency is no exception our over limed, acid soils, and alkaline sands x iron in a form plants cannot use. Even though theres a lot of iron in the soil, most of it is unavailable to plants. This results in iron de ciency. In this article well describe other causes for iron de ciency, and explain why this particular nutrient is such a problem. Well also discuss some treatments for correcting iron de ciency. My information was provided by Emeritus Extension Urban Horticulture Specialist Dr. Robert Back, of the University of Floridas Institute of Food and Agricultural Science. As I said, iron de ciency is common in over limed, acid soils and alkaline sands. Another cause is an excess of heavy metal, such as copper, zinc, or manganese in the soil. These elements are needed by plants, but, too much of any one may produce iron de ciency. This is especially true of copper. Usually, cholorosis of the leaves is the rst sign of iron de ciency. But leaf cholorosis also is the initial symptom of many other nutrient problems. So, youll have to watch for additional clues to iron de ciency. If the iron problem is not corrected, new leaves will be smaller than normal, and most will have dead spots and burned edges. Leaf drop and dead wood are other indications of iron de ciency. Adding some organic matter such as peat moss or compost before planting will help make the soil more acid. In already planted areas, you can acidify the soil with a mixture of three parts dusting sulfur and one part iron sulfate. Use this mixture at the rate of one pound per 100 square feet, and allow about two months between applications. Remember that acidifying materials should not be used more than three times a year. Once youve made the soil acid, you can apply an appropriate treatment. For wood ornamentals, iron de ciency can be corrected with iron chelates. The kind of chelate you need will depend on the species of plant, the pH of the soil, and the extent of the de ciency. Most chelates are designed to work on acid soils, and will give results within about a month. There are chelated which will work on highly alkaline soils. These compounds tend to be quite expensive, and may take as long as six months to work. The names of these chelates are rather long and confusing. So, we wont mention any now. Just check with your garden supply center, a local nursery, or your County Extension Of ce for suggestions concerning the right kind of iron chelate for your speci c soil problems. For more information on iron de ciency in ornamentals contact the Gulf County Extension Service @ 6393200, 229-2909 or visit our website: gulf.ifas.u .edu. ANDREWS, FARMER ENGAGED CLASS REUNION Iron De ciency in Ornamentals ROY LEE CARTER County extension director WEDDING Senior citizens needs your help

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The demand for nurses keeps calling, and Gulf Coast State College keeps answering. On June 7, the largest class of graduates from the 12-year-old Practical Nursing Program at the Gulf/Franklin Campus will pause for their pinning ceremonyall on their way to new jobs. All of them are going to work, in either Bay or Gulf County, said Sharon Milner (RN, BSN), Assistant Coordinator, Practical Nursing and Patient Care Assistant Programs. She is also a proud teacher and cheerleader of these young nurses. Usually we have classes of 24 to 27 or so to graduate, so to have 31 is amazing, and eight of them have perfect attendance. Thats especially impressive. Perfect-attendance graduate Javika King was equally impressed with the program. I loved all my instructors. They were hard on me, but I know it was to make me a better person and a stronger nurse. Perhaps Kings place in this exceptional class was just meant to be. When I was younger, I had a lot of health issues and was in and out of the hospital all the time. I had major surgery in the ninth grade, and I noticed how the nurses cared for me. Since then, I knew I always wanted to be a nurse, too. Kings dream remained strong, propelling the Panama City resident to class in Port St. Joe and training often there as well. Ive been really sick a few times, but still never missed a day of school or getting to the hospital. I was going to make it to class no matter what. Milner noted the strenuous classwork the year-long program requires, plus the clinical time students split between Panama City and Port St. Joe. These students often arent traditional, she explained. They may be older, with families, children, and other commitments, plus they have the driving distance to the hospitals. But the rigorous schedule pays off. These newest graduates will sit for their national exams in mid-July from the Board of Nursing, and the job outlook remains strong, close to home or away. These 31 new nurses are giving back to the community in valuable work, bringing a better quality of life to themselves, their families and their patients. That spirit is part of Kings life now and to come. Im so excited about being a nurse. Nothing could stop me because I had plans, and this programs meant so much to me. King already has an Associate in Arts degree in Nursing and plans to earn her RN degree as well while she works, headed toward her ultimate goal of becoming a nurse in the U.S. Air Force. Milner started this Practical Nursing program when she arrived 13 years ago, and the years havent shaved an octave off the pride in her voice. We had to write this program and present all the information to the Board of Nursing, she recalled of their efforts in the beginning. Through a selective admissions process, in June of every year, GCSC enrolls up to 36 students. A short 12 months later, the graduates are prepared to begin a whole new career and a promising future. The Pinning Ceremony is 6 p.m. ET Thursday, June 7 at the Gulf/Franklin Campus. The 2012 graduates of the GCSC Practical Nursing Program (*perfect attendance): Rebecca L. Barnes, Heather D. Billingsley, Sophia J. Conerly, *Lenka K. Doran, Victoria L. Dunn, Jessie D. Faircloth, Stephanie K. Gragg, *Regina M. Henderson, Brandy N. Hicks-Lewis, James M. Hodges, *Terrah M. Huckeba, Hellena L. Johnson, Karie M. Jones, Ariel N. Kemp, *Javika K. King, Theresa A. Kunkel, Anna M. Martinez, Clarissa Joy McAlpin, *Kim M. Nobles, *Krystal M. Ramos, Vanessa R. Rhodes, Shelby D. Richards, Amanda C. Rotan, Courtney L. Shiver, *Abricka S. Smith, Angelita T. Stephens, Morgan L. Swiech, *Amber A. Tharp, Bernice M. Westfall, Ashley D. Zingarelli and Jordyn L. Zingarelli. School News The Star| B3 Thursday, June 28, 2012 FREE DIABETES EDUCATION CLASSES EACH WEEK TWO LOCATIONS, TWO TIMES 10:00AM WEEMS MEDICAL CENTER EAST 110 NE 5TH ST CARRABELLE 697-2345 5:00PM WEEMS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL 135 AVENUE G APALACHICOLA 653-8853 X101 Classes taught by Erica Ceska, Registered Dietitian EVERYONE WELCOME! 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 RE-ELECT LINDA WOOD SCHOOL BOARD, DISTRICT 3 ITS ALL ABOUT THE KIDS Paid for and approved by Linda Wood, candidate for School Board District 3 (Pd.Pol.Ad.) HAYS, KANJames Wiley of Port St. Joe has graduated from Fort Hays State University with a B.S. in organizational leadership. Wiley is one of 1,683 undergraduate and 261 graduate students who completed requirements for associate, bachelor and graduate degrees in the spring 2012 semester. Fort Hays State Universitys announcement of degrees includes only graduates whose transcripts and records have been veri ed as meeting all requirements for the degrees listed. FHSU does not release the list until all the graduates have been veri ed, a process that takes several weeks after the end of the semester. Special to The Star Katherine Katie Lacour, a graduating senior of Port St. Joe High School, is the recipient of the R.A. Driesbach, Sr. Lodge #77 Knights of Pythias Scholarship for 2012. Katie, an honor graduate and inductee to the Port St. Joe High School Hall of Fame, is also a member of the Student Government Association, Keyettes, Senior Executive Board and Lady Shark volleyball, basketball and softball teams. Katie has met the admissions criteria and has been accepted to Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, La. as a beginning freshman for the Fall 2012 term. In her essay entitled Qualities of a Good Friend Katie wrote, In my opinion a good friend should have the following qualities: trust, loyalty, honesty, be supportive, helpful, and must be a good listener. Trust is the key to any friendship, without trust a friendship will not work at all. . I have to admit that I am jealous of how strong a friendship Damon and Pythias have in the story. I dont have a friend that would put their life on the line for me like these men did, but I would love to have that much trust in someone and for them to have so much trust in me as well. After reading the story of Damon and Pythias I can honestly say that those men are the de nition of friendship and are true friends. R.A. Driesbach, Sr. Lodge # 77 Knights of Pythias Port St. Joe, Florida Scholarship is awarded to an outstanding graduating senior of Port St. Joe High School entering a college, university or vocational school. Applicants are considered based on their leadership abilities, extracurricular activities, scholastic achievement, community service and their exemplication of the friendship of Damon and Pythias. GCSC nursing graduates get 100 percent job placement Largest Practical Nursing Class Graduated June 7 James Wiley earns degree SPECIAL TO THE STAR Kenneth Monette presents Katie Lacour with the Pythian Scholarship during last months graduation exercises at Port St. Joe High School. Lacour awarded Pythian Scholarship

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FAITH Thursday, June 28, 2012 Page B4 This business invites you to visit the church of your choice this week. www.starfl.com COMFORTER FUNERAL HOME W. P. Rocky Comforter L.F.D. (850) 227-1818 Jerry Arhelger, SOUTHERLAND FAMILY FUNERAL HOME 507 10th Street Port St. Joe (850) 229-8111 TO KNOW CHRIS T AND T O MAKE H I M K NOWN ST. JAME S E PI S COPAL C HURCH 800 22ND STREET, P ORT ST. JOE 8:00 and 11:00 a.m. (EST) Sunday School 9:45 www.stjamesepiscopalchurch.org Come worship with us! Rector Father Tommy Dwyer St. Peters Church, ACC (Traditional Services 1928 BCP) Morning Prayer & Holy Communion Sunday...............10:00 A.M. Community Healing Service 6:00 P.M. 4 th Thursday of Every Month The Rev. Dr. D. Pete Windham, Priest The Rev Lou Little, Deacon Services Temporarily at Senior Citizens Center, 120 Library Drive An Unchanging Faith In A Changing World Morning Prayer & Holy Communion Sunday...............10:00 A.M. The Rev. Lou Little, Priest Services Temporarily at Senior Citizens Center, 120 Library Drive An Unchanging Faith In A Changing World 5:00 & 6:00 p.m. Pastor Josh Fidler www.faithchristianpsj.net (850) 229-6707 9:45 10:30 10:45 6:00 Our Church can be your home First Church of the Nazarene 2420 Long Avenue Port St. Joe, Florida 32456 (850) 229-9596 Give unto the Lord the glory due His name, worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness. Psalm 29:2 Sunday School ............................ 10 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship ........... 11 a.m. Sunday Evening Worship .............. 6 p.m. Wednesday Evening Service ....... 7 p.m. A Spirit Filled Outreach Oriented Word of Faith Church HOME OF T H E POWER H OUSE YOUT H M INISTRIES Pastors Andrew & Cathy R utherford W elcome you to worship with us: S unday 10:30am S unday N ight Prayer 6pm W ednesday 7pm www.familylifechurch.net 323 R eid Ave ~ Downtown Port S t. Joe, F L ~ 850-229-5433 Deborah Tuttle Wednesday: Children: 6:15 p.m. ET Youth: 6:15 p.m. ET Choir: 7:00 p.m. ET First Baptist Church 102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE Buddy Caswell, Minister of Music & Education Bobby Alexander, Minister to Students New Service Schedule for First Baptist Church Sunday School & Worship Service .................. 9:00 am Sunday School & Worship Service ................. 10:30 am Sunday Evening Adult Bible Study ................. 6:00 pm Wednesday Night Supper .......................... 5:30 pm Wednesday Night Adult Prayer Meeting ............. 6:30 pm Wednesday Night Children's Ministry activities ....... 6:30 pm Wednesday Night Youth Ministry activities ........... 6:30 pm www.fbcpsj.org Wednesday Night Youth Ministry activities www.fbcpsj.org Jeff Pinder Pastor Sunday Sunday School ............. 9:00 am Worship Service ............ 10:30 am Youth Groups ............... 5:30 pm New Service Schedule for First Baptist Church Sunday School & Worship Service .................. 9:00 am Wednesday Wednesday Night Supper .............. 5:00 6:15 pm ............................ 5:45 6:10 pm Nursery ........................................ 6:00 7:30 pm ....................................... 6:15 7:30 pm Surrender Student Ministry ........... 6:15 7:30 pm The Unshakable Truth Journey ..... 6:15 7:30 pm Celebration Choir Rehearsal ........ 6:30 7:30 pm Prayer Meeting ........................... 6:30 7:30 pm Praise Band ............................. 7:30 9:00 pm (Rehearsal in Sanctuary) SUNDAY : WOR S HIP AT SUN S ET P ARK 8 AM 11 AM ON THE 2ND SUNDAY OF THE MONTH SUNDAY: BI B LE CLA SS 9:30 AM SATURDAY : COFFEE T IME 9 11 AM M ONDAY : L IFE T REE CAF 7 PM W EDNE S DAY : MEN S B I B LE S TUDY 8 AM & WOMEN S BI B LE STUDY 5 PM 1602 Hwy 98, Mexico Beach, FL Special to The Star Faith Christian School is now taking applications for the 20122013 school year. Faith Christian students follow a challenging curriculum and excel in reading, language arts, and mathematics a caring staff promotes a friendly learning environment while individualized instruction ensures that every child learns and is challenged, therefore a students potential is maximized. Preschool class sizes are limited, but there are still available spots in K3 and K4. K3 students are taught basic learning skills, while K4 students take academics a little farther by learning how to read. Social skills are emphasized to young scholars through structured activities and outside play. A competitive tuition fee allows your child a quality Christian education from the start. Call 229-6707 or visit our web site at www.FaithChristianPSJ.net for more information. Christ braved the shadow of the cross, to bring us sunshine of eternal life. Why cant people live in peace, instead of wars and strife? I wonder what Barabbas thought as he looked on Jesus face? Do you think with gratitude, he might have said, thank God he took my place? It was not a martyrs death He died, on the cross at Calvary. It was a willing sacri ce; His life for you and me. He healed the sick, the lame, and also raised the dead. He fed ve thousand men with two sh and ve loaves of bread. He made life easier for all He would touch. He left a pattern for us. Why cant we do as much? He took the place of all who believe, what love, what grace. With a heart full of love and gratitude, I thank God He took my place. Billy Johnson Revival services at Philadelphia Primitive Revival Services will be held at Philadelphia Primitive Baptist Church July 9-13, 7:30 p.m. ET nightly. The Elder Keith Cloud of Gretna, FL will be the evangelist for the week. Pastor Jessie Hawkins and the Philadelphia Church congregation extend a cordial invitation to the Port St. Joe and other communities to come and be blessed through the power of Gods holy word. The Church is located on Avenue D. Thank God He took my place The Lions Tale The Lions TALE Faith BRIEF ATLANTA (AP) Christian rapper Lecrae rst came to Atlanta as a teenager for a youth conference in 1999, but what ultimately convinced him to lay down roots here was its thriving gospel music scene. Atlanta is just a musical hub, said the 32-year-old, who moved from Houston three years ago. There are a slew of producers, engineers, artists and writers. Theres a wealth of outlets here, and its a community of artists who are here as well. Thats a major reason why I came here. Atlanta has become a key place of business for many of the heavyweights in gospel and Christian music, like Marvin Sapp, Mary Mary, Kirk Franklin and Jason Crabb. They ock to the city known to some as gospels Hollywood because of its ourishing R&B and hiphop scene, an evolving television market, a variety of Christian and gospel record labels, and a plethora of mega churches. Some of the industrys best, such as Francesca Battistelli, the group Casting Crowns, Chris Tomlin and Dottie Peoples, reside in the city or in the suburban areas. Atlanta is becoming like the new Los Angeles, said Sapp, the chart-topping gospel singer from Grand Rapids, Mich. Everybody and their momma are shooting all types of lms here, he added. Its becoming a regular hotbed for the entertainment eld. And because of that, gospel is coming here as well. People are connecting. Its becoming a very viable place for gospel artists to excel and be successful musically. Recently, the 43rd annual Dove Awards took place at the popular Fox Theatre in Atlanta for the second straight year. The show, which celebrates Christian and gospel music, had all the glitz and glamour of a high-pro le awards show, with more than 250 media outlets on the red carpet. The rising support of the genre in Atlanta is what convinced Gospel Music Association organizers to move the Doves to the city in 2011. The ceremony started in Memphis and was held in Nashville, Tenn., for more than four decades. GMA board chairman Mitchell Solarek said organizers felt Atlanta has a larger media reach with more radio and television outlets to support the show. With GMC formerly the Gospel Music Channel based in Atlanta, Solarek called the move a no brainer. The network aired the awards in April. Even though Nashville is touted as the music capital of the world, the media is not as broad there as it is in Atlanta, he said. Gospel artists seek to advance careers in Atlanta

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Before you decide, ask us to send you free written information dbutler@coastalcoverage.com Locally owned and operated Home Business Auto Health Workers Comp FOURTH from page B1 LIGHTHOUSE from page B1 information about the lighthouse and amenities, including gift shop, recent newspaper articles about the lighthouse and, most importantly, two numbers representing a current total of money raised and a goal. That goal, just north of $370,000, is what is estimated to be required to move the Cape San Blas Lighthouse to the bayfront in Port St. Joe. The website is to let people know what it is, said Charlotte Pierce with the St. Joseph Historical Society Inc. We are trying to raise awareness, and we are trying to raise money. Thus far, the effort has garnered a $25,000 donation from the Florida Lighthouse Association as well as another $452 in contributions from its board members. Two board members donated $100 each and the treasurer of the association, asked by his wife to clean out a closet of lighthouse memorabilia in order to make room for more, cleaned the closet and sold $250 worth of items at the last association board meeting. He donated the cash to the effort to save the Cape San Blas Lighthouse. That was pretty special of them, Pierce said. The effort also received $2 in bunched up bills, provided, Pierce theorized, by either a very young child or a senior in the community. The Historical Society donated $5,000. In addition, the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse Association, which has some expertise in the area, has volunteered to perform the moving and refurbishing of the lens within the Cape San Blas Lighthouse, greasing a signi cant wheel for any move. Hopefully we can generate interest and get something going on this, Pierce said of the website. If we dont, we are going to lose it. Even if the money needed to move the lighthouse was in hand this week, however, there would be some governmental hurdles to overcome. Though originally of the thought that Elgin AFBs decision to freely donate the lighthouse to the city of Port St. Joe would be a simple task, local of cials have learned there is a bit of red tape to cut through. The Air Force will have to declare the lighthouse and grounds excess, or surplus, property to the General Services Administration, a step that had not occurred at press time. The GSA must in turn issue a notice of availability on the property and the National Park Service of the U.S. Department of Interior, would then provide applications to any interested parties. Ultimately, the Department of the Interior would submit to the GSA the party identi ed as most appropriate to take control of the property. We were hoping for a much easier solution, Pierce said. We are dealing with time-sensitive issues, as far as the coast and the rapid erosion. That erosion continued in earnest this week, as TS Debby and associated waves and winds lashed the coastal areas around the lighthouse, moving the coastline another 10 feet landward, according to Port St. Joe Mayor Mel Magidson. A real concern is becoming the narrow road that is the lone access to the grounds and is in threat of being undermined if the water advances much further. Im hopeful, Pierce said of the effort to save the lighthouse. Im optimistic. This shows it is a community event, Boyer said. For contact information on the pie baking contest, contact Boyer at 227-3777. For more information about the parade and other events, contact Gail Alsobrook at 229-6899. For those wishing to participate in the SaltAir Farmers Market, which will run from 2-7 p.m. ET, contact John Parker at 404-906-2637. Mexico Beach The folks at the Mexico Beach Special Events Committee have assembled a day of activities on the Fourth of July. Things get started early with a 5K race that starts at Under the Palms Park on Seventh Street. Those wishing to participate can pre-register at the Mexico Beach Welcome Center. The cost is $10 to enter and includes a free Tshirt. Registration on July 4 will begin at 6 a.m. CT. The cost on race day is $15 and includes a free T-shirt while supplies last. The race will be completed by 11:30 a.m. A Kids Fishing Rodeo will begin at 9:30 a.m. CT at Canal Park. The event, which will last until 11 a.m. CT, is free and open to all youngsters who wish to participate. All those kids have to do is bring their own pole bait will be supplied. Registration is at Canal Park at July 4 and hot dogs will be sizzling for all the kids and their parents. The reworks will go off around 8:30 p.m. CT from the Mexico Beach City Pier. Wewahitchka The City of Wewahitchka will conduct their Independence Day festivities two days later, on Friday, July 6. The activities get started at 5 p.m. CT at T. L. James Park on the south end of town. The Dixie Youth Baseball teams will be offering a range of activities for the young at heart of all ages. The reworks will go up and light the sky just after dark, roughly 8:30-8:45 p.m. CT on July 6. STEAMERS HOT DOGS First Annual Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest When: Wednesday, July 4, 6:30 p.m. After the Parade Where: Gazebo at City Commons, Port St Joe ENTRY FORM Name: _________________________________ Address: _______________________________ Phone Number: _________________________ Email: _________________________________ First, Second, and Third Place Prizes Awarded! How Many Dogs Can You Eat? Take The Challenge! Win free Hot Dogs For A Year! Entries Must Be Received By July 2nd at Steamers. Corner of Reid Ave & 2nd St. Ten Entries to Be Selected! PORT ST JOE MERCHANTS 4TH OF JULY Apple Pie Contest Entry Form Name__________________________________ Address________________________________ City________________________ Phone______________________ Email__________________________________ All pies must be home baked and from scratch Each contestant will donate two pies, one for tasting and one for auction. Proceeds bene t PSJ merchants. I do certify that that no prepared products were used while baking this pie. Signature of baker_______________________ Criteria for Judging Presentation 20 percent Taste 50 percent Crust 15 percent Originality 15 percent First Prize $100 Second prize $ 75 Third Prize $ 50 All pies delivered to City Commons for registration at 5 p.m. on July 4. For Info Dana Boyer 227-3777

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B6| The Star Thursday, June 28, 2012 CLASSIFIEDS 87540S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Wells Fargo Bank OBO Tax Liens the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Tax Sale Certificate No. 349 Application No. 2012-26 Date of Issuance: May 28, 2010 R.E. No. 01511-060R Description of Property: Commence at the Northeast Corner of the Northwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter of Section 2, Township 4 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida; thence run North 89 degrees 50 minutes 50 seconds West, along the Northerly Boundary line of said Section 2, for a distance of 492.15 feet; thence leaving said Northerly Boundary line of Section 2, run South 00 degrees 28 minutes 57 seconds West for a distance of 37.58 feet to the approximate Southerly Right-of-Way line of Kate Glass Road per County maintenance and occupation for the POINT OF BEGINNING. From said Point of Beginning, thence continue South 00 degrees 28 minutes 57 seconds West for a distance of 218.00 feet; thence run North 89 degrees 31 minutes 02 seconds West for a distance of 100.00 feet; thence run North 00 degrees 28 minutes 57 seconds East for a distance of 218.00 feet to the aforesaid approximate Southerly Right-of-Way line of Kate Glass Road per County maintenance and occupation; thence run South 89 degrees 31 minutes 02 seconds East along said approximate Southerly Right-of-Way line, for a distance of 100.00 feet to the Point of Beginning. Said lands lying in and being a portion of the Northwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter of Section 2, Township 4 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida and having an area of 0.500 Acres, more or less. Name in which assessed: Harold C Lester & Robin L. Lester. 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 18th day of July, 2012. Dated this 12th day of June, 2012. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk June 14, 21, 28, July 5, 2012 87538S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Wells Fargo Bank OBO Tax Liens the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Tax Sale Certificate No. 482 Application No. 2012-25 Date of Issuance: May 28, 2010 R.E. No. 01888-180R Description of Property: Commence at a 4” square concrete monument marking the Southwest Corner of Oak Gardens Unit II, according to the official map or plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 6, Page 20, in the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida; thence North 00 Degrees 00 Minutes 43 Seconds West along the West, boundary line of Oak Gardens Unit II, 10.00 feet; thence South 89 Degrees 05 Minutes 48 Seconds West, along the Northerly right of way boundary line of Pridgeon Street, 114.00 feet for the POINT OF BEGINNING. From said Point of Beginning, continue South 89 Degrees 05 Minutes 48 Seconds West, 50.00 feet; thence leaving said right of way boundary line, North 00 Degrees 00 Minutes 43 Seconds West, 105.00 feet; thence North 89 Degrees 05 Minutes 48 Seconds East, 50.00 feet; thence South 00 Degrees 00 Minutes 43 Seconds East, 105.00 feet to the Point of Beginning. Said parcel having an area of 0.12 acres, more or less. Name in which assessed: Taunton Development 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 18th day of July, 2012. Dated this 12th day of June, 2012. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk June 14, 21, 28, July 5, 2012 87650S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION: CASE NO.: 08-00336 TAYLOR, BEAN & WHITAKER MORTGAGE CORPORATION, Plaintiff, vs. JASON BRIAN WARD; MARTHA WARD; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DEBBIE FOREHAND HANNA A/K/A DEBBIE FOREHAND/ DROP; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JASON BRIAN WARD; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MARTHA WARD; JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANT (S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Resetting Foreclosure Sale dated the 12th day of June, 2012, and entered in Case No. 08-00336, of the Circuit Court of the 14TH Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida, wherein TAYLOR, BEAN & WHITAKER MORTGAGE CORPORATION is the Plaintiff and JASON BRIAN WARD, MARTHA WARD, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DEBBIE FOREHAND HANNA A/K/A DEBBIE FOREHAND/ DROP, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JASON BRIAN WARD, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MARTHA WARD, JOHN DOE, and JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANT (S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the, FRONT LOBBY OF THE GULF COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 1000 5TH STREET, PORT ST. JOE, FL 32456, 11:00 AM on the 12th day of July, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOTS 10 AND 12, BLOCK 15, CORRECTIVE REPLAT OF TWIN LAKES, UNIT NO. 1, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 42, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA.TOGETHER WITH A 2006 DEER VALLEY DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE HOME WITH VIN#’S; DVAL10601231A, DVAL10601231B. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator by mail at P.O. Box 1089, Panama City, FL 32402 or by phone at (850) 747-5338 at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days. If you are hearing impaired, please call 711. Dated this 15th day of June, 2012. REBECCA NORRIS Clerk Of The Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk Attorney for Plaintiff: Law Offices of Marshall C. Watson, P.A. 1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120 Telephone: (954) 453-0365 Facsimile: (954) 771-6052 Toll Free: 1-800-441-2438 June 28, July 5, 2012 87542S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Wells Fargo Bank OBO Tax Liens the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Tax Sale Certificate No. 1351 Application No. 2012-27 Date of Issuance: May 28, 2010 R.E. No. 05444-010R Description of Property: Lot 6, Block 89, according to the Official map of the City of Port St. Joe, Florida, recorded in the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. Name in which assessed: Steven P. Kerigan 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 18th day of July, 2012. Dated this 12th day of June, 2012. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk June 14, 21, 28, July 5, 2012 87658S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 23-2008-CA-000045 DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS INDENTURE TRUSTEE, ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDERS OF THE TERWIN MORTGAGE TRUST 2007-4HE ASSET-BACKED SECURITIES, SERIES 2007-4HE, WITHOUT RECOURSE, Plaintiff, vs. LYDIA LONG, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated June 12th, 2012, and entered in Case No. 23-2008-CA-000045 of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida in which Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, As Indenture Trustee, On Behalf Of The Holders Of The Terwin Mortgage Trust 2007-4he Asset-backed Securities, Series 2007-4he, Without Recourse, is the Plaintiff and Lydia Long, Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems. Inc., Jane Doe, John Doe n/k/a Christopher Aaron Pitts, are defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in/on the front lobby, Gulf County Clerk of Court office, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL 32456, Gulf County, Florida at 11:00 A.M ET on the 12th day of July, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: COMMENCE AT A POINT OF INTERSECTION OF THE NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY LINE OF CREEKVIEW DRIVE AND THE EAST BOUNDARY LINE OF SECTION 10, TOWNSHIP 4 SOUTH, RANGE 10 WEST, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE GO NORTH 60 DEGREES 33 MINUTES 18 SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY LINE FOR A DISTANCE OF 318.28 FEET; THENCE GO NORTH 29 DEGREES 50 MINUTES 24 SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY LINE FOR A DISTANCE OF 315.24 FEET; THENCE GO NORTH 39 DEGREES 14 MINUTES 51 SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY LINE FOR A DISTANCE OF 151.92 FEET FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING. FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING CONTINUE NORTH 39 DEGREES 14 MINUTES 51 SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY LINE FOR A DISTANCE OF 88.61 FEET; THENCE DEPARTING SAID NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY LINE, GO NORTH 42 DEGREES 13 MINUTES 09 SECONDS EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 431.13 FEET TO THE CENTERLINE OF STONE MILL CREEK; THENCE ALONG THE CENTERLINE OF STONE MILL CREEK THE FOLLOWING COURSES AND DISTANCES; NORTH 03 DEGREES 08 MINUTES 17 SECONDS EAST, 24.49 FEET; SOUTH 46 DEGREES 41 MINUTES 24 SECONDS EAST, 51.37 FEET; SOUTH 61 DEGREES 14 MINUTES 54 SECONDS EAST, 31.82 FEET; SOUTH 88 DEGREES 35 MINUTES 58 SECONDS EAST, 24.27 FEET; THENCE DEPARTING THE CENTERLINE OF STONE MILL CREEK, GO SOUTH 46 DEGREES 05 MINUTES 50 SECONDS WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 450.40 FEET, TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. SAID PARCEL HAVING AN AREA OF 1.0 ACRES, MORE OR LESS. A/K/A 461 E CREEKVIEW DRIVE WEWAHITCHKA, FL 32465 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated in Gulf County, Florida this 15th day of June, 2012. REBECCA NORRIS Clerk of the Circuit Court Gulf County, Florida By:BA Baxter Deputy Clerk Attorney for Plaintiff: Albertelli Law P.O. Box 23028 Tampa, FL 33623 (813)221-4743 If you area 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. The above is to be published in the The Star 135 Highway 98, Port St. Joe, FL 32456. June 28, July 5, 2012 87660S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 23-2011-CA-000266 FIFTH THIRD MORTGAGE COMPANY, Plaintiff, vs. NANCY L. O’ROURKE; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF NANCY L. O’ROURKE; MORRIS A. LINKINS, JR.; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MORRIS A. LINKINS, JR.; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANT’S), IF REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT’S); FIFTH THIRD MORTGAGE COMPANY; WHETHER DISSOLVED OR PRESENTLY EXISTING, TOGETHER WITH ANY GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, OR TRUSTEES OF SAID DEFENDANT’S) AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST DEFENDANT’S); UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause, in the Circuit Court of Gulf County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in Gulf County, Florida, described as: Lot 3, Block E, PENINSULA ESTATES SUBDIVISION, according to the plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 11, of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. A/K/A 7651 Robinwood Drive Port St. Joe, FL 32456 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, At south en Cce of the courthouse, 1000 Cecil Consit Blvd, Port St. Joe, FL 32456 at 11:00 a.m., on July 12th, 2012. DATED THIS ,15th DAY OF June, 2012. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Witness, my hand and seal of this court on the 15th day of June, 2012. REBECCA NORRIS Clerk of the Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk Attorney for Plaintiff: Law Offices of Daniel C. Consuegra 9204 King Palm Drive Tampa, FL 33619-1328 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 Court Administration at P.O. Box 826, Marianna, Florida, 32447. Phone number 850-718-0026, Email: ADARequest@ jud14.flcourts. Hearing & Voice Impaired: 1-800-955-8771 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. June 28, July 5, 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 87704S NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAW PURSUANT TO SECTION 865.09, FLORIDA STATUTES NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of INVASSCON located at 701 Gulf Aire Drive, in the County of GULF, in the City of Port St Joe, Florida 32456 intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahasse, Florida. Dated at Panama City, Florida, this 22nd day of June, 2012. LOYD CHESSER Owner June 28, 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 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 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 87847S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 12-104-CA CENTENNIAL BANK, An Arkansas banking corporation, successor in interest to Bayside Savings Bank, Plaintiff, vs. S & M PROPERTIES, LLC, a Florida limited liability company, MICHAEL L. BURKETT, a/k/a MICHAEL L. BURKETT JR., CHARLES A. DAVIS, a/k/a CHARLES ALLEN DAVIS, STEPHANIE M. DAVIS, a/k/a STEPHANIE MARIE DAVIS, and unknown tenants or other unknown persons in possession, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION To: MICHAEL L. BURKETT, JR. AND UNKNOWN TENANTS OR OTHER UNKNOWN PERSONS IN POSSESSION YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following real property in GULF County, Florida: Commencing at the Northwest corner of Southeast 1/4 of Northeast 1/4 of Section 31, Township 5 South, Range 11 West, and run South for 320 feet to south line of County Road, thence run East for 334 feet to Point of Beginning, thence continue to run East for 236 feet, thence run South for 325 feet, thence run West 236 feet, thence run North for 325 feet to the Point of Beginning, same lying and being in Section 31, Township 5 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Barbara Sanders, Sanders and Duncan, P.A., the plaintiff’s attorney, whose address is P.O. Box 157, Apalachicola, Florida 32320, on or before 30 days of the last date of publication, and file the original with

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CLASSIFIEDSThursday, June 28, 2012 The Star | B7 BP Claims ProgramThis communication includes new information and claims procedures for individuals and businesses The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana has granted preliminary apby the terms of the settlement unless the class member timely exercises the class member’s right Access to forms All claim forms for the BP Claims Program must be submitted in one of the following ways: By mail: By email: By fax: Additional information: Online: By Phone: 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 requirethe 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. ToPlace Your Classified ad inCall Our New Numbers Now!Call: 850-747-5020 Toll Free: 800-345-8688 Fax: 850-747-5044 Email: thestar@pcnh.com thetimes@pcnh.com theAPALACHICOLA & CARRABELLETIMES CALLOURNEWNUMBERSNOW CALLOURNEWNUMBERSNOW the clerk of this Court, BECKY NORRIS, Gulf County Clerk of Court, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida 32456, 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 or petition. DATED this 8th day of June, 2012. BECKY NORRIS Clerk of the Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk June 21, 28, 2012 87931S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEEN JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO.: 2302011 CA 00311 CA FLAGSTAR BANK FSB, Plaintiff, vs. DENNIS R. PARRISH; AMY L. PARRISH; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2, et al. Defendant. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated June 12, 2012 and entered in 2302011 CA 00311 CA of the Circuit Court of the FOURTEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida, wherein FLAGSTAR BANK FSB, is the Plaintiff and DENNIS R. PARRISH; AMY L. PARRISH; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2 are the Defendant(s). Benny Lister as the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Front Lobby, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL 32456, at 11:00 A.M. ET on July 12, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: PARCEL 1 BEGINNING AT THE SW CORNER OF THE SW OF THE NE OF SECTION 25, TOWNSHIP 4 SOUTH, RANGE 10 WEST AND RUN NORTH 140 FEET IN C.W. ALDERSENS ADDITION TO THE TOWN OF WEWAHITCHKA; THENCE RUN EAST 105 FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 140 FEET, THENCE RUN WEST 105 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. PARCEL 2 NORTH 11 FEET OF THE WEST 105 FEET OF THE NW OF SECTION 25, TOWNSHIP 4 SOUTH, RANGE 10 WEST, LESS ROAD RIGHT OF WAY. SAID LAND BEING AND LYING IN THE COUNTY OF GULF, FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 15th day of June, 2012. Rebecca L. Norris As Clerk of the Court By: B.A. Baxter As Deputy Clerk June 21, 28, 2012 87911S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.: 12-27-PR IN RE: ESTATE OF MARIE BETTY CHISHOLM Deceased. NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION The administration of the estate of MARIE BETTY CHISHOLM, deceased, whose date of death was May 2, 2012 is pending in the Circuit Court for Gulf County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the decedent’s estate must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is June 21, 2012. Personal Representatives: Michael Chisholm 1106 Long Avenue Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Attorney for Personal Representative: Charles A. Costin FL Bar No. 699070 P O Box 98 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 (850)-227-1159 June 21, 28, 2012 87941S PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Gulf County Board of County Commissioners will hold a public hearing to consider adoption of the following amendments and Ordinances with the following titles: 1) AN ORDINANCE OF THE COUNTY OF GULF, IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA TO REGULATE AND CONTROL THE APPLICATION, REVIEW, PERMITTING PROCESSES AS WELL AS THE REGULATION AND ANNUAL EVALUATION OF ANY AND ALL HOMELESS SHELTERS; PROVIDING FOR APPROPRIATE LOCATIONS FOR SUCH FACILITIES; PROVIDING FOR ENFORCEMENT; ADOPTING A HEARING PROCEDURE, PROVIDING FINES AND PENALTIES FOR ENFORCEMENT; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL OF ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT HEREWITH; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. 2) AN ORDINANCE OF THE COUNTY OF GULF, IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA AMENDING “NUISANCE” ORDINANCE 99-06, PROVIDING ADDITIONAL LANGUAGE AND FURTHER DEFINITION OF NUISANCE AS ANY ACTIVITY CONDUCTED ON A PROPERTY WITHIN THE COUNTY REQUIRING THE PRESENCE OF LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS ON FIVE OR MORE OCCASIONS OF ANY THIRTY DAY PERIOD; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. *Complete Ordinance on file in the Clerk’s Office* A first public reading and introduction 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. A second reading in addition to a public hearing and consideration will be held during the Gulf County Board of County Commissioner’s Regular Meeting on Tuesday, July 10, 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 Ordinances and referenced amendments. 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 Ordinances and amendments are 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 June 29, July 5, 2012 87957S PUBLIC NOTICE Northwest Florida Transportation Corridor Authority (NWFTCA) Meeting Notice. The NWFTCA recently commissioned HDR Engineering, Inc. to prepare a major update to their regional Master Plan, originally adopted in 2007. As part of the initial phase of the update, HDR is working with key stakeholders (Florida DOT, FHWA, city and county reps., etc.) and the Authority to help analyze future transportation projects by assessing their respective economic benefits, developing an investment plan and proposing viable funding strategies. As part of this process, workshops were held in March 2012. A second series of workshops will be held at two alternate locations: July 10, 2012, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm Central Time at the Days Inn & Suites, Navarre Conference Center, Room D, located at 8700 Navarre Parkway, Navarre, Florida and July 11, 2012, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm Central Time at the Florida State University Holley Academic Center, Panama City Campus, Room A301, located at 4750 Collegiate Drive, Panama City, Florida. Any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this meeting is asked to advise the Corridor Authority at least 48 hours prior to the meeting by contacting Alicia Stephen at (850) 429-8905 or by email Alicia.Stephen@hdrinc.com. Please RSVP by July 6, 2012 if you plan to attend. June 28, 2012 87981S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 23-2012-CA-000118 DIVISION: WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, vs. STEPHEN HELMS A/K/A STEPHEN BENNETT HELMS, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION TO: THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF STEPHEN HELMS A/K/A STEPHEN BENNETT HELMS LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 221 BRYAN SETTERICH WEWAHITCHKA, FL 32465-3103 CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT (S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: UNKNOWN CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in GULF County, Florida: LOT 2, BLOCK B: A PARCEL OF LAND LYING AND BEING IN THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 36, TOWNSHIP 3 SOUTH, RANGE 10 WEST, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 36, THENCE GO SOUTH 00 DEGREES 20 MINUTES 39 SECONDS WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 20.22 FEET TO THE NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY LINE OF BRIAN SETTERICH ROAD (HAVING A 70 FOOT WIDE RIGHT OF WAY); THENCE GO SOUTH 88 DEGREES 46 MINUTES 04 SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY LINE OF A DISTANCE OF 446.35 FEET FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING. FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING CONTINUE SOUTH 88 DEGREES 46 MINUTES 04 SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY LINE FOR A DISTANCE OF 177.00 FEET; THENCE DEPARTING SAID NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY LINE, GO NORTH 01 DEGREE 21 MINUTES 11 SECONDS WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 246.10 FEET: THENCE GO NORTH 88 DEGREES 46 MINUTES 04 SECONDS EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 177.00 FEET: THENCE GO SOUTH 01 DEGREES 21 MINUTES 11 SECONDS EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 246.10 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. A/K/A LOT 2, BLOCK B, CRESTWOOD ACRES, UNRECORDED has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses within 30 days after the first publication, if any, on Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L., Plaintiff’s attorney, whose address is 4919 Memorial Highway, Suite 200, Tampa, Florida 33634, and file the original with this Court either before service on Plaintiff’s attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint or petition. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court on this 14th day of June, 2012. Rebecca L. Norris Clerk of the Court By: B.A. Baxter As Deputy Clerk **See Americans with Disabilities Act 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. ADA Coordinator P.O. Box 1089 Panama City, FL 32402 Phone: 850-747-5338 Fax: (850) 747-5717 Hearing Impaired: Dial 711 Email: ADARequest@ jud14.flcourts.org F12002310 June 28, July 5, 2012 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. HospitalityRESORT VACATION PROPERTIESAccepting applications *Full-time front desk clerk w/great benefits. *Part-time seasonal housecleaning inspectors. Both positions require weekend work. Apply in person 9-5 weekdays at 123 W Gulf Beach Dr, St. George Island Install/Maint/RepairDiesel MechanicWith own tools, full time position. Extensive light, medium, and heavy equipment experience required. For immediate interview send resumes to Blind Box 3399 c/o The News Herald, P.O. Box 1940, Panama City, FL 32402 Web ID#: 34214643 Text FL14643 to 56654 Medical/HealthNursing Faculty,AssociateRN Program9-month (PC Campus) -Requires MSN with min. 2 yrs. experience in adult medical-surgical nursing + have current BCLS & an unencumbered FLRN license upon starting job. Teaching exp. preferred.Nursing FacultyPractical Nursing and Certified Nursing Assistant programs, 9-month (GulfFranklin Campus) Requires MSN with a minimum 2 yrs. of general medical surgical nursing experience + a current FL RN license. Salary for above positions based on degree and experience. Positions Open Until Filled. Only those who provide all requested items (GCSC Application (must be completed), legible transcripts & resume) will be considered. Additional info: www .gulfcoast.edu/hr Women & minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. GCSC is an EA/EO/M/F/ Vet employer GCSC Equity Officer 850.872.3866 Web-Id 34214821 InsuranceICA-Independent Career AgentQualified Candidates will have a current life & health insurance license, excellent communication skills, & self motivation to succeed in a commission based sales opportunity. We offer leads, training and certification, & commissions paid twice weekly with a 10 year renewal. Send resume to: perry_Anderson@uhc.com or call 850-567-3919 www .MAopportunity .com Web-Id 34214396 Text FL14396 to 56654 Medical/HealthWeems MemorialIs now hiring for the following positions: Licensed Lab Tech Admin Asst. PT Registration Clerk EMT Paramedic RN LPN Applications are available at:www weemsmemorial.com &may be submitted to Ginny Griner, WMH HR Director, ggriner@ weemsmemorial.com By mail to: PO Box 580, Apalachicola, FL 32320, or FAXED to(850)-653-1879 Web ID 34213452 Medical/HealthAdjunct Nursing Instructor ,Associate RN program (PC Campus) Requires BSN with min. 2 yrs. exp. in nursing + have current BCLS & an unencumbered FLRN license upon starting job. MSN & teaching exp. preferred. Position Open Until Filled. Additional info: call Ms. Ruder @ 850.769.1551 ext. 5817 or www .gulfcoast.edu/hr Women & minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. GCSC is an EA/EO/M/F/ Vet employer GCSC Equity Officer 850.872.3866 Web-Id 341214825 Medical/HealthCaring Peopleand CNAs needed. Join a team of people who make a difference in the lives of the elderly. Provide non medical companionship, in home help & personal care for the elderly. Must be flexible. PT leading to FT-positions in Port St. Joe area.Home Instead Senior CareCall Mon-Thur 9-3pm 850-640-1223 or toll free 1-866-301-1919 Web ID#: 34214378 Text FL14378 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 D & B Home Repairs Inc.Featuring Seamless Gutters. Assorted colors also available. Call 850-340-0605 Text FL10773 to 56654 Wewahitchka Infant Care -$90 Weekly or $25 Daily. Call 850-899-0397 SELL ALL YOUR ITEMS through classified.CALL 747-5020 SELL ALL YOUR ITEMSthrough classified.CALL 747-5020

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B8| The Star Thursday, June 28, 2012 CLASSIFIEDS Outside Sales Representative An exciting opportunity now exists to join The News Herald. We are searching for enthusiastic, hard-working, and driven Outside Sales Representatives to join our team! Job Description The News Herald is looking for motivated sales professionals to establish footholds in their local markets by providing products and services to businesses. The Outside Sales Representative’s duties may include but are not limited to:  Cold call and prospect new territory opportunities.  Introduce business owners to programs via presentation, answer detailed questions and maintain that relationship. Requirements  Have strong work ethic  Experience presenting advertising materials to a variety of businesses  Cold calling experience  Reliable Transportation  Experience handling warm leads and prospecting for new leads.  Field Sales, Business to Business Sales (B2B), Inside Sales, Outside Sales, or Outbound Sales experience ( Preferred) We Offer:  Room for advancement and career opportunity  Dynamic Monthly Residual Compensation  Bonus programs  Introductory and Ongoing Training  Business Materials including phone, laptop and IPad, business cards, sales material and product knowledge information The News Herald offers a competitive bene t package including medical, dental, vision and life insurance, 401(k) plan, vacation and sick leave, and six paid holidays per year. Come by The News Herald at 501 W. 11th Street for an application or send a resume to resumes@ afreedom.com.Freedom Florida is a Drug-free workplace, EOETO APPLY: C L E A N E R S CLEANERS N E E D E D NEEDEDLots of Work and Good Pay Must have Own Vehicle Must have Own SuppliesCALL 850.227.3806 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; +/3,600sf; Can be subdivided; $1250 per month 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 St. George Island Of ce/Retail;+/-800sf-1800;$14psfmod gross 401 Cecil G Costin Of ce; +/-2,000sf-5,250sf; high level of nish; move in ready, ask rate $9.00psf-$13.00psf mod-grossWarehouse / Flex Space110 Trade Circle West +/2500-7500sf suites, 14ft roll-up doors, dock high loading; inquire for terms 2790 Hwy 98+/5,640 sf : Of ce / Warehouse; $8 psf mod gross; Property also available for sale; Inquire for terms; 17 separate storage units availableFor Sale217 W. River Road Wewahitchka+/-9,000sf; retail building; next to Rich's IGA; +/-1 acre; on-site; avail for lease; inquire for terms. $500,000223 Monument Avenue Four city lots fronting Hwy 98; $375,000 Loggerhead Restaurant Cape San Blas, +/-3000sf, FFE incl., .47 ac, on site-parking, sewer, asking $350,000. Short Sale 516 1st Street +/-11,400 sf of ce/warehouse : .09 acres; Four roll up and/or high clearance entryways; $395,000 320 Marina DriveCorner lot entry to Marina Cove : .14 acres; High visibility site; Call for detailsMarina Cove Lots 12, 13, & 14; $375,000 PSJ Commerce Park+/6.5 acre site : $119,900; owner nancing available235 W. Gulf Beach Drive St. George Island Of ce/Retail; +/-5,335sf multi-tenant bldg St. George Island; Also avail for lease; $399,000 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. Small Porch ....................................................$375 2 BEDROOM, 2 BATH, MOBILE HOME Large Yard ......................................................$500 108 S. E. AVE. A CARRABELLE, FLORIDA 32322850-697-9604 850-323-0444 www.seacrestre.comwww. rst tness.com/carrabellePROPERTY MANAGEMENT AND RENTALS Medical/HealthOPS Dental AssistantThe Gulf County Health Dept, an EO/AA/VP Employer, has one opening for a full-time, OPS Dental Assistant (No Benefits Assigned). Starting Salary: $10.50 -$12.00 hourly, based on experience. Fingerprinting and Emergency Duties Required. Dental Assistant Certification or Expanded Duties Required. For more info, contact Lesia McDaniel at (850) 227-1276, ext. 149. Electronic applications only for this position; refer to Requisition Number 64923165. Closing date 07/06/12. Apply at: peoplefirst.myflorida.co m for assistance, contact: People First at 877-562-7287 Web-Id 34214105 Text FL14105 to 56654 Production/OpsPress Operator IThe News Herald is looking for an individual to train to be a web offset press operator. Duties include handling rolls of paper, filling/ cleaning ink fountains, placing/ removing plates for the press, setting ink on black/ white/ color pages, and computer skills. High school diploma or equivalent necessary. Must have excellent attendance and good work habits with mechanical aptitude and computer skills, be able to lift 50 pounds and be flexible in hours available to work. $10.00 per hour to start. We offer a generous benefits package including: 401(k), vacation and sick leave, and life/ health/ vision/ dental insurance. Year-round employment. E-mail resume to rsmith@ flafreedom.com or pick up an application at 501 W. 11th Street, Panama City. Interview will be scheduled after application has been reviewed. Web ID#: 34210714 Training/EducationAcademic Support Lab Supervisors9-month (1 mathematics & 1 English) Both require a BS in that field, MS preferred, with demonstrated competency in that academic discipline; 1 yr. teaching or equivalent exp. and proficiency in MS Office skills. Prefer exp. in tutoring, mentoring, writing center, or counseling background. Demonstrated ability to work with academically at-risk students in a variety of learning environments preferred. Salary range is $20,400 to $51,000 per year. Positions Open Until Filled with review starting 7/16/12. Only those who provide all requested items (GCSC Application (must be completed), legible transcripts & resume) will be considered. Additional info: www .gulfcoast.edu/hr Women & minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. GCSC is an EA/EO/M/F/ Vet employer. GCSC Equity Officer 850.872.3866 Web-Id 34214830 Training/EducationEngineering Faculty9-month (PC Campus) -Teach Electronic Engineering, Computer Integrated Manufacturing & other engineering courses; advise & develop courses. Requires MS in Electronic Engineering or related engineering field + 1-3 yrs. industry experience. Salary based on degree and experience. Positions Open Until Filled with review starting 7/16/12. Only those who provide all requested items (GCSC Application (must be completed), legible transcripts & resume) will be considered. Additional info: www .gulfcoast.edu/hr Women & minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. GCSC is an EA/EO/M/F/ Vet employer. GCSC Equity Officer 850.872.3866 www .gulfcoast.edu/hr Women & minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. GCSC is an EA/EO/M/F/ Vet employer. GCSC Equity Officer 850.872.3866 Web-Id 34214830 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. Mexico BeachLight & airy 2bd/ 2.5ba furn/unfurn Town Home Beachside, Tyndall side of town. Central air, W/D. Fans throughout. Reserved prkg.; Avail Now! $950/mo + $900 dep. Call Brenda 850-227-5380 or Gilbert 201-895-4255Text FL14185 to 56654 Mexico Beach: Light & airy. 2 bed, 2 ba. furn/unfurn Town Home Beachside, Tyndall side of town. Central air, W/D, fans throughout, reserved parking. Avail Now! $950/mo + $800 dep. Call Brenda 850-227-5380 or Gilbert 201-895-4255 Text FL14939 to 56654 3 bedroom house for rent $750.; 2761 Oak Grove Ave, Port St. Joe, FL; 227-7800. FOR RENT: 2br, 2 ba 14 x 70 Mobile Home. C/H/A, no pets $550 month + $500 dd 850-229-6495 FOR SALE COMMERCIAL LOT522 3rd St, $59,000. Call (850) 227-8820 or email: gene@gm19.com. Text FL13756 to 56654 2008 Harley Davidson Street Glide Anniversay Edition9,700 miles. Copper/ Black. In Excellent condition w/Rinehart Exhaust, Power Commander, ABS, Security, Extra Headlights, 2 Seats, many other options. Always garage kept and well maintaned. Original owner. Only $17,000, sold new for over $27,000.850-723-4642 Tahoe Cascade 2004 24’ 50hp yamaha motor good condition, boat in fair condition. Comes with cover $3,800 OBO SOLD!!!!!! Text FL11522 to 56654 ToPlace Your Classified ad inCall Our New Numbers Now!Call: 850-747-5020 Toll Free: 800-345-8688 Fax: 850-747-5044 Email: thestar@pcnh.com thetimes@pcnh.com theAPALACHICOLA & CARRABELLETIMES CALLOURNEWNUMBERSNOW CALLOURNEWNUMBERSNOW These tiny ads sell, hire, rent and inform for thousands of families each week.Let a little Classified ad do a big j ob for you. EmeraldCoast Marketplace 747-5020 SELL ALL YOUR ITEMSthrough classified.CALL 747-5020 SELL ALL YOUR ITEMSthrough classified.CALL 747-5020

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W E W AHITCHKA July 6th Fireworks at Dark T.L. James Park P ORT S T J OE July 4th 6 pm Parade (Reid Avenue) **See ad inside for more information** Fireworks Friday July 6th The Gulf Alliance for Local Arts Presents First Fridays Music Series @ The Goat 6PM 11PM ET M EXICO B EACH July 4th Fireworks The City of Wewahitchka will be having FIREWORKS July 6th, At Dark T.L. James Park Old Dairy Farm Rd, Wewahitchka, FL 32465

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710 Hwy 98 Mexico Beach, FL 32456 850.648.3000 MLS 247370 491 Buddy Flore Rd, Overstreet 8.4 Acres 4/2 $164,500 MLS 245726 140 Goodwin St, Wewa River Front/Boat House 3/2 $295,000 MLS 247060 1301 Long Ave, PSJ Cottage Style 3/3 $225,000 MLS 244400 231 Oak St, Indian Pass Gulf View 3/3 $289,000 MLS 242139 3537 Cape San Blas Gulf Front NEW 3/3 $489,500 MLS 246238 3617 Cape San Blas Gulf Front 5/4.5 $799,000 MLS 246498 4000 Hwy 98 B3-103 MB Canal Front/Boat Slip 1/2 $183,650 MLS 246624 3606 Hwy 98 #207 MB Canal Front/Boat Slip 3/2 $248,000 MLS 246657 209 Water Dr MB Canal Front Boat House 4/2 $279,800 MLS 247094 163 Court St SJB Gulf View/Pool Short Sale 4/2 $359,900 MLS 246756 2004 Hwy 98 MB Gulf View/Pool 4/3.5 $595,000 MLS 245072 109 27th St MB Gulf Front 5/5.5 $1,600,000 MLS 243323 800 Hwy 98 #203 Gulf View SOLD for $215,000 MLS 239761 964 Indian Pass Rd Gulf Front SOLD for $533,000 MLS 243743 2202 Hwy 98 #105 Gulf View SOLD for $155,000 MLS 246234 704 Hwy 98 #9 Gulf View SOLD for $185,000 MLS 246057 436 Windmark Way Windmark Gulf View w/Pool SOLD for $460,000 MLS 238966 1305 Hwy 98 #2 MB Gulf Front SOLD for $500,000 If you are thinking of SELLING please contact us for your: FREE (BPO) Brokers Price Opinion and Marketing Plan for your property! 850-648-3000 OR Contact any of our agents. Carol Erwin Broker/Owner Joel Reed Realtor 850-814-7377 Pam McLure Broker Associate 850-340-0990 Teresa Carlton Realtor 850-227-4608 Peggy Burkett Realtor 850-227-6800 Sylvia Ford Realtor 423-715-8329 Donna Murray Realtor 850-227-4546 Lisa Guilford Realtor (850)227-4168 The market is ready to explode with: Contact an agent today for more information



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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...........................................A9Society .........................................B2School News ................................B3Faith .............................................B4 Classi 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 37 Scallop season starts SundayBy TIM CROFT227-7827 | @PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com Instead of seeking a meal this year, scallop hunters might consider a different spot on the table. Researchers with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Research Institute in St. Petersburg have completed their surveys of the bay and the survey says scallop numbers are signi cantly off the stocks of 2011 and 2010. The season, said Steve Geiger with the Research Institute, might be one in which hunters might want to aim to share the crop, the goal maybe a smaller take than last year. Instead of going out and trying to catch dinner, maybe they ought to think about going out for an appetizer, Geiger said. What (researchers) are seeing is way down. The scallop season begins Sunday and continues through Sept. 10. Each year, researchers place 20 transect lines of 300 meters in length at stations around the bay. The con guration works like this: The rst station is just off the boat ramp at Frank Pate Park and researchers work in a horseshoe around the south end of the bay and up to T. H. Stone St. Joseph Peninsula State Park. In all, about 12,000 square meters of the bay are surveyed, a diver dipping underwater at one end of each transect and counting scallops along the length of the line. Last year, on average, 155 scallops were found per transect line in St. Joseph Bay. This spring, the average per line was 10.9. There are less over by the park and by the town, which has been the trend in recent years, Geiger said. The grass is more lush at the south end of the bay so you would expect to nd more. When we came back for our fall surveys, there were stations that had 600-700 in the spring and had zero, nothing. Geiger said to attribute the drop-off to a single cause would be conjecture. For example, he said any short-term effect from the 2010 BP oil spill would have been evident, and long-term effects, if any, would be years in assessing and quantifying. Further, scallops, by nature, are not the easiest of animals to track, with relatively short life-spans. Koran eyes seat for BOCC District 5Special to The StarBill Captain Black Koran announced last week his candidacy for County Commission District 5 as a Republican. Bill has made signi cant investments in Gulf County for the past 35 years as a successful businessman and property developer of projects that today continue to provide jobs and homes for our citizens. Koran is a graduate of Duke University with a degree in management science. After working as political coordinator in the successful 1976 U.S. presidential campaign, he was lured to Blacks Island and St. Joseph Bay to create and operate the Boys Camp for the next 14 years, until 1991. Koran also was instrumental in formation of the St. Joe Marina and created the rental boat business still in operation there. The Marina has since functioned as an anchor and inducement for development that has subsequently occurred all around it. Koran said he would like to help and plan for similar success throughout the county. He also designed and built Costin Airport and the Cape Plantation subdivision, as well as custom homes on the Cape. An avid sherman and scuba diver, Koran is personally invested in the protection of St. Joseph Bay. He was arti cial reef director for 10 years and is a strong supporter of a clean and sustainable environment. Koran holds a U.S. Coast Guard 100-Ton Masters Ocean Operator License and a Transportation Workers Information Card, required for access to any port or airport under the new Homeland Security Act. BILL CAPTAIN BLACK KORAN New Gulf County TDC director meets the boardBy TIM CROFT227-7827 | @PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com Jennifer Jenkins has hit the ground running. In her rst week on the job, Jenkins, hired earlier this month as the new executive director of the Gulf County Tourism Council, has immersed herself in Gulf County, how to brand and market it and, most of all, talked to residents and visitors alike about their experiences in the county and with the TDC. She is looking closely at marketing strategies, the board and Jenkins are reevaluating the special events grant process with an eye toward a leaner program and Jenkins is trying to establish and build a strategy for moving ahead. And last Wednesday, Jenkins met her board in a free exchange of ideas and goals. After about 45 minutes, the agency, embroiled in controversy for months, seemed to have a different feel. This is like a breath of fresh air, said board member Alyson Gerlach. With the BP money and all that, we did lose some of our identity. It looks like (Jenkins is) trying to get us back on the right track. Jenkins comes to Gulf County with a background in tourism and marketing. She has worked for high-end resorts in North Carolina and for the Walton County TDC. She said she understands both sides of the equation. Priorities are several and varied. Branding is the rst thing and we need to have a good system of branding, Jenkins said, noting the many monikers the area is stamped with, from Forgotten Coast to VistGulf to Discover Florida. If we dont have unity of branding there is going to be a disconnect. There is a lot of messaging out there we need to fold in together. See SCALLOP A7 See KORAN A6 See TDC A10 DEBBY DRENCHES AREA By VALERIE GARMAN, DAVID ADLERSTEIN and LOIS SWOBODA 229-7843 | @valeriegarman vgarman@star .com It could have been worse. Tropical Storm Debby dropped copious amounts of rain on Gulf and Franklin counties, prompted evacuations and rescues in Franklin County and caused numerous power outages. But, in the words of Sheriff Joe Nugent, Gulf County dodged another bullet. Weve been lucky, lucky, lucky, Nugent said after an emergency meeting Monday to discuss Tropical Storm Debby. Weve had some trees down, but thats about it. Nugent, who has been in the area since 1980, said he has seen Gulf County dodge storm after storm in that time, and Debby is no different. Despite Debbys weakening conditions Monday, the Gulf County Board of County Commissioners declared a local state of emergency upon recommendation by Emergency Management Director Marshall Nelson. Even though the threat has moved, were de nitely not out of the woods yet, Nelson said Monday. Were feeling more con dent that it will continue to drift east. No evacuations were issued for Gulf County, but mandatory evacuation orders were issued for St. George Island, Alligator Point and other low-lying areas of Franklin County on Sunday night after wind gusts reached 60 mph. Debby was not kind to Franklin County, dropping almost a foot of rain on between Saturday and Monday. The tropical storm, which was stationary for most of the day Monday south of Apalachicola, had winds of only 45 mph, little comfort to Gulf and Franklin Counties. One of Debbys biggest effects came from loss of power. Progress Energy spokesman Rob Sumner reported 3,554 Franklin County customers, 737 Gulf County customers and 170 Mexico Beach customers still without power Monday afternoon. Gulf, Franklin counties bear brunt of DebbyCONTRIBUTED PHOTOSIndian Pass Road remained closed for most of the day Sunday because of ooding. At top, volunteer re ghter Vince Bishop shot this photo of the boat house on St. Vincents Island from the boat ramp Sunday. See DEBBY A2 Happy Fourth of JulyFIND US ONLINEWeb: star .com Facebook: The Port St. Joe Star Twitter: @PSJ_Star

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LocalA2 | The Star Thursday, June 28, 2012 PORT ST. JOE HIGH SCHOOLPROJECT GRADUATIONWOULD LIKE TO THANKTHE FOLLOWING SPONSORS CONTRIBUTING BUSINESSES &INDIVIDUALS 5 Star Paint & Collision Center A & A Homecare, Inc. Active Styles Alines All That Jazz Anitas Styling Salon Artemis Gallery Badcock & More The Bridge at Bay St. Joe Bay Media Bay Walk-In Clinic, Inc. Centennial Bank Bell Foundation Co. Bluewater iNet Group, LLC Bo Knows Pest Control Cape San Blas Vacation Rentals Capital City Bank Cathey Coustruction Charmin Comforts Cut and Up Carpet Country Cathey Construction Centennial Bank Church of God in Christ Church of Christ at the Beaches Clayton Concrete Coast 2 Coast Coastal Design & Landscaping Coastal Foot & Ankle Coastal Joe Vacation Rentals Coopers Cut and Style Commissioner City of Port St Joe Bill Kennedy Commissioner City of Port St Joe-Lorinda Gingell Costin Insurance Agency, Inc. 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Quinn, Jr. Gulf County School Board Member Linda WoodGulf County SheriffJoe Nugent Haughty Heron Hevenly Shave Ice Highland View Assembly of God Highland View Baptist Howard Creek Baptist Church Long Avenue Baptist Church Mayor -City of Port St JoeMel Magidson Mel Magidson Jr Attorney at Law Michael E. 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Gulf AllianceforLocal Arts AMUSICSERIES July 6thGulf Alliance forLocal Artspresents First FridaysMusic Series2012 The mission of Gulf Alliance for Local Arts (GALA) is to coordinate, encourage & promote the arts and arts education in Gulf and East Bay Counties. GALA is a 501(c)3.Partial funding for thisevent providedby the GulfCounty TourismDevelopmentCouncil.www.GulfAlliance.orgfeaturing 7-11PM ~ Tapyourtoes, shakeyourthingorjust sit back andlistento someawesometunes. GROUP 2012First FridaysMusic Series Now in our 8thSeason! e Gulf Alliance for Local Arts would like to give a special thanks to this years contributers:The Currys Rick Ott&Mimi Hearn LocalA2 | The Star Thursday, June 28, 2012 Many residents lost power as early as Sunday morning. By Tuesday morning, power to the majority of those customers had been restored. Sumner said St. George Island could remain without power for several days. St. George Island is out completely, Sumner said. We have three transmitter structures down in the sound. Sumner said Progress Energy was in the process of replacing power lines on St. George Island when the storm hit. They were scheduled to switch over to the new power lines July 9. Sumner said instead of repairing the down structures, Progress Energy will instead fasttrack the replacement. When we get on the island, it will be a several-day process, he said. It has to be safe for us to go in and repair. In Gulf County, much of Debbys impact will come from a loss of beach on Cape San Blas. Port St. Joe Mayor Mel Magidson reported a loss of about 10 feet of beach near the Cape San Blas Lighthouse on Monday. Were going to have a great impact as far as loss of beach on the Cape, Nelson said. Gulf County Commissioners also reported issues with the Stump Hole area on Cape San Blas on Sunday; many of the barrier rocks were moved for a construction project before Debby made an appearance. Commissioner Warren Yeager said rocks were replaced on the berm to avoid ooding and ofcials are working with the Florida Department of Transportation on the issue. Weve got more rock coming in just to be sure, Yeager reported Monday. Gulf County also experienced heavy ooding Sunday on Indian Pass Road, causing the road to be closed for most of the day. Rescues reported in Franklin County Debby churned up life-threatening rip currents throughout the Panhandle since Saturday, and on Sunday afternoon the Coast Guard rescued a family stranded on Dog Island, south of Carrabelle. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a call about 12:30 p.m. EDT from a man who said his family of ve adults, four children and two dogs was stranded in a vacation house completely surrounded by water on a narrow sandbar at the southwest portion of the island. The man said the commercial vessel that brought the family to the island would not come back for them due to the weather conditions from the storm. A MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter and crew from Coast Guard Aviation Training Center deployed to their location. The rescue crew hoisted and transported the family to Carrabelle Thompson Airport, where an ambulance from Weems Memorial Hospital examined the family and reported no injuries or medical concerns. Rob Olin of St. George Island performed a heroic rescue of his own in the midst of Sundays storm. He and his wife, Kay, had been watching a pair of ospreys raise a chick from their bayside island home when the nest fell from the tree and broke into pieces. Olin ran into the deluge searching for the chick while the nestlings parents circled overhead. After locating the bird, he placed it into a basket and raised it over his head. I wanted to give the mother hope, Olin said. The Olins evacuated Sunday afternoon, taking the bird with them. It has been taken to the Florida Wild Mammal Association in Crawfordville. Olin said he plans to return it to St. George Island and will erect a substitute nest.   VALEr R IE GAr R MAN | The StarSurfers take advantage of Debbys swell Sunday afternoon in Mexico Beach.SYBIL KEMPEr R | Special to The StarThis tree fell Sunday on Lance and Paula Martinas house in Apalachicola. Below, Gene Hill with Port St. Joe attends to a storm drain to relieve isolated ooding Monday along U.S. 98. DEBBY from page A1ROBE BE RT COOPE PE R The News Herald

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Coupon Expires: 6-30-12 FREEEYE EXAMCODE: PJ00Darren Payne, M.D.Board Certified Eye Physician and Cataract SurgeonLee Mullis, M.D.Board Certified Eye Physician and Cataract SurgeonTodd Robinson, M.D.Board Certified Eye Physician and Cataract Surgeon The Associated Press ATLANTA The U.S. Supreme Court refused Monday to intervene in a water dispute between Alabama, Florida and Georgia that until a year ago threatened to severely restrict metro Atlantas main water supply. That decision means an appeals court ruling favorable to metro Atlanta will stand. Authorities in Florida, Alabama and even southern Georgia complain that Atlanta takes too much water from Lake Lanier, a federal reservoir on the Chattahoochee River, leaving too little downstream for wildlife, industry and drinking water systems. The Chattahoochee ows south from Atlanta, forming part of the border between Alabama and Georgia. It merges with the Flint River at the Florida state line and becomes the Apalachicola River, which cuts south across the Florida Panhandle and empties into the Gulf of Mexico. Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal called the Supreme Courts decision a victory for his state. We can now move forward with this issue behind us, have the governors work together and come to a long-term agreement that will provide for the water needs of all three states, Deal said in a written statement. The governors of neighboring Alabama and Florida were not ready to concede. While the last ruling strengthened Atlantas hand, it did not by itself address all the issues in a long-running dispute that dates to 1990. There are many critical issues related to reliable river ows still to be decided, and Alabama will continue to ght to ensure that downstream communities receive the amount of water to which they are entitled under federal law, said a statement issued by Bentleys spokesman Jeremy King. The dispute centers on how much water Atlanta can take from Lake Lanier. The city never contributed to the cost of building the dam, which was completed around 1960, because city of cials did not believe water would be in short supply. Alabama and Florida of cials have said Congress approved the dam so it could provide electricity, support navigation and control oods but not supply drinking water. Georgia of cials maintain that Congress envisioned the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers would operate the dam so Atlanta could still get enough drinking water downstream from it. It currently supplies water to roughly 3 million people around Atlanta, more than half the metro areas population. The ght became a legal crisis for Atlanta in 2009 when U.S. District Court Judge Paul Magnuson ruled that metro Atlanta had little right to the reservoirs water. He signed an order that would have severely restricted the regions withdrawals from the reservoir starting this summer to levels last seen in the 1970s when the city was a fraction of its current size unless the political leaders of Alabama, Florida and Georgia struck an agreement and got Congressional approval. That decision spurred talks between the states but no deal. Atlanta dodged its worst-case scenario last year when the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of the city and tossed aside the looming water cutoff. The appeals court ruled that Atlanta had a claim to water from the reservoir and it instructed the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which operates the dam, to reevaluate a request from Georgia seeking more water.Top court wont hear tri-states long-running water feudBy JASON SHOOT747-5069 | @PCNHJasonShoot jshoot@pcnh.com Modern engineering and course design are of little help when a storm dumps as much rain as Tropical Storm Debby delivered Sunday and Monday. St. Joseph Bay Country Club in Port St. Joe has been closed since the storm battered the area with high wind speeds and torrential rain. Dan Van Treese, the president on the board of directors at the club, said he recorded more than 14 inches of rain at his home. Certainly we had to close down, as you can well imagine, Van Treese said. We have a lot of standing water. I went out today, and the trees have been trimmed by the wind. Weve got a lot of clean up to do unfortunately. Im thinking that at this point on Thursday or Friday we can reopen. Van Treese said the middle of the fairways and greens are drying quickly, but the rough and sand traps remain water-logged. He said course of cials had been keeping an eye on the storm as it approached. Just like at home, you put away every loose piece of equipment, every loose piece of furniture around the patio and pool. We put the carts in the cart barn and try to protect everything as best as possible. ... As far as preparation, thats about all you can do and hope for the best. Longtime area residents are well aware that just a few miles separating locations where a storm makes landfall can make a huge difference in terms of conditions and damage. Bay County certainly didnt escape all harm when Hurricane Ivan hit the Panhandle in 2004, but the damage was considerably less than that in Pensacola, where the storm came ashore. While Debby punished the Big Bend region and other areas of the state, golf courses in Bay County fared much better. It disrupted play a little bit on Sunday and Monday, said Jim Carlisle, general manager at Holiday Golf Club in Panama City Beach. Fortunately we got less than about 2.3 inches of rain. Actually, for this area, the golf courses avoided a lot of danger compared to the rest of the state. We were pretty lucky. Carlisle said Holiday hosted or 80 golfers Monday and or 40 on Sunday. The only time we close is Christmas Day or unless there is a Category 4 or 5 (hurricane) bearing down on us, Carlisle said. Many courses in the area have been constructed or upgraded in recent years. Carlisle said storms still can test their ability to drain off standing water. All the golf courses are built right, and its the same thing at Holiday, he said. We have drainage systems in place, but theres only so much they can handle. We do a good job as far as water run-off. But if its an inch an hour or 5 inches in three hours its hard to move out. Well stay on the cart paths for a couple days, but I think well be off the paths by (today). Carlisle said course of cials prepared for the storm, and they have a plan in place any time inclement weather encroaches on the area. A lot goes into it, he said. When one comes up on radar, we have a list of duties we have to respond to. The main thing is to watch the weather and see which way its moved. The closer it gets, the more we ramp up to the point where beforehand we get everything that can be blown away, tee markers, ags. We get everything secured and make sure the employees are safe. We really watch it the closer it gets. Something like this was more rain and wind. We got lucky it stayed off and went to the east of us.Tropical weather affects local golf course business

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OpinionA4 | The Star Thursday, June 28, 2012Often, I am faced with difcult problems that are actually fun to solve. This happens at work, home and in a place in my mind that only I get to go. For instance, I was listening to a song while driving the other day and said to myself, She is dead on right. The singer, one of my favorites whose name was Virginia was talking about solving all sorts of problems. I think I even used the word brilliant. I have this thing about talking to myself while driving in the car. Yes, I do have some issues. My problem was choosing a title this for story/tribute to Virginia and the song she rst sang in 1971. So many possibilities crossed my mind, some good, some not so good and some were plain stupid. I considered many, but here are the ve that just missed out. 1) A Devil on Saturday Night 2) Better than Geritol 3) Curing Misery 4) Virginia was for lovers 5) Women Rule the World Let me stop and say Im not preaching, I dont preach. I listen to music and talk to myself while driving, but I dont preach. If something is good, I acknowledge it. If something is worth remembering, I write about it. What started this? I was driving to work with this feeling that I needed some Geritol. You know what I mean. A logy, tired and blue feeling hit me that is often caused by Pale, weak blood. Mine wasnt caused by my blood. Having worked late for many nights in a row and being just plain tired was part of it. Anyway, Virginia came on the radio and she sounded happy and said everything was going to be alright. Having a gadget that allows me to record songs as long as they havent ended yet, I recorded Virginias song and played it over and over. I like her voice. The song was actually written by the fellow who signed Virginia to her rst record deal. Knowing that the song was written by a man opens up a wholenuther can of worms that right now Im just sticking my nger in. What did Virginia have to say? To start with she said: Good loving keeps a home together (and) good loving sure can make it right If you never wanna be without him, it means loving everything about him And that keeps your man around at night. I told you she was brilliant. Some of you are worrying. Dont worry yet, stay with me. Virginia then went on to give some interesting advice. She said, You gotta be a saint on Sunday morning (and) a devil on Saturday night. She did this nose twitching thing when she said it ( Mercy!).  That advice is better than Geritol. Have you ever tasted Geritol? It is somewhat nasty. Everyone wants to be loved, the devil part may be extra; Im not sure. Its just the Southern twang in her voice and the way she rolls it out. Its denitely a picker upper. All of Virginias advice probably goes both ways. Fortunately or unfortunately, I can only see in one direction (from the man side). Im a numbers guy, so all the time Virginia was singing, I was thinking about numbers. Was it 3, 4 or 5? This should be an election year where nirvana reins for county citizens and the right to vote. With 35 candidates vying for 14 ofces there is plenty of choice. And that is just counting the local races, even Port St. Joe Harbor Pilot, which drew two candidates for an ofce most could not attest to even understanding. But where there is choice, voters win. That is what this messy thing called democracy, which we celebrate in part this coming week, is about and for those with the passion of citizenship to shape government, here is the opportunity. Actually it is the chance for all registered voters in the county to weigh in on how they believe things are going, providing the proverbial State of the County that can really only come from voters. The right to voice an opinion on government, to state what is good and what is not so good about elected ofcials, begins with the right to vote. It is the cherished ability to state a case and do so in private, away from pressures and special interests, for what is best for the county. And once again, this election serves up an exhibit of why countywide voting is needed, despite the reality that the Board of County Commissioners, in a time of austerity for governments, is unlikely to be setting aside money soon for court action to remove single-member districts. Even a consulting attorney says such a case has a less than 50 percent chance of success. But consider the slate of candidates and races and how the deep schism that 1982 federal decree establishing single-member districts nearly 30 years ago a veritable lifetime has brought to county government. This is a year when two constitutional ofcers are retiring, where two constitutional ofcers have been appointed and are seeking election by voters for the rst time. Those races, which include Property Appraiser, Judge, Supervisor of Elections and Superintendent of Schools, have drawn some of the largest elds of candidates. Those races along with that for Sheriff and Clerk of Courts as well as Gulf Countys next State Representative and State Senator are different, however, in substantial ways from the rest of the ballot. Every voter gets a say. All 9,000-plus registered voters in the county will be able to have a say over some of the most important and powerful ofces in the county. Every voter in the county will be able to cast a ballot for the person they believe should be next to assess their property for taxing purposes, operate their elections, serve the county court system, provide law enforcement and a repository for all county records. Given the events of recent years, from the oil spill to economic development starts and stops to problems with the Tourist Development Council or, rather, the failure of the Board of County Commissioners to adhere to its policies and procedures when it came to the TDC voters should have every opportunity to put their stamp, as only voters can, on county government. But as to the most critical races in the county? That is entirely different matter. Just 20 percent of the county population, one in ve voters, has any say in the three BOCC seats and two School Board seats on the ballot. The School Board seats, while important, can be categorized differently. As long as the county operates with an elected superintendent a relic that exists in only half of Floridas districts and just two other Southeast states in the nation the ability of a school board member to render a major impact is constrained. School board members are also constrained by state policy which puts education funding overwhelmingly in the hands of state lawmakers each spring. But those purse-strings point to the very reason county commissioners should be elected by all. They exercise, rightly or wrongly, near total control over how money is spent in the county. Commissioners approve the budgets of constitutional ofcers, a dichotomy that remains astounding ve individuals each elected by just one in ve voters determining the nal budgets for elected ofcials who must answer to every voter. This is the sort of fundamental right that shermen have lobbied so hard and loud about for more than three years the right to have a say in their everyday lives and livelihoods. Somehow, wishing to have a say in how the county sets and implements tax policy and how commissioners spend those tax dollars seems an essential basic of citizenship. It did more than 230 years ago. Through the years, voters, who overwhelmingly supported countywide voting when most recently asked, have heard the minutia and legal arguments against redress in court. Voters have seen commissioners op back and forth on the issue, voting to press ahead only to retreat. There is scant doubt for many the number one issue this election in Gulf County is jobs. In turn, a top reason that companies relocate to a given area, an expert told the Economic Development Council several years ago, is consistency in message and policy from county government. At its foundation, in a county government divided into singlemember districts, that consistency will never be achievable. Just look at a macro application of the system Congress. And in a county of just 15,000, that lack of consistency is a disservice to the served.What so proudly we hailed Keyboard KLATTERINGSThe right to choose TiIM CrROFtTStar news editor I rode through town today. To honor the upcoming Independence Day someone had thoughtfully placed American ags strategically along the thoroughfare. I got a tingle at the mere sight of them. And I found myself suddenly on a hillside outside of Boston on the late afternoon of June 17, 1775. Breeds Hill wasnt much of a knoll by anyones estimation. Nor was its close companion, Bunker Hill, just to the Northwest. But both overlooked the busy port town of Boston. And if you were laying siege to any city no matter the cause, the high ground surrounding it was naturally prized property. More than a thousand colonial troops rushed to occupy this now famous piece of real estate. These minute men were, by any semi-intelligent observation, a rather rag tag group of merchants and farmers with a couple of local lawyers and doctors thrown in for good measure. George Washington, the newly appointed leader of this continental army, had not yet reached the eld. These hastily thrown together soldiers had not trained at West Point or honed their ghting skills on the legendary battleelds of Europe. Most had never aimed down the barrel of a long musket at anything other than a deer or a high stepping rabbit. The approaching Redcoats had conquered so many nations that it was rightfully said at the time that the sun never set on the British Empire. General Howe was about the best ofcer the Kings Men could muster. He brought the full strength of his army against the rebels on that faithful June afternoon. Surprisingly, the rst assault was turned back. Luck the British general proclaimed! When the second attack was also repulsed, he declared the sun was in our eyes! The third attack successfully moved the colonists off of Breeds Hill mostly because the stubborn Americans were out of ammunition. The British claimed victory in the rst pitched battle the colonials had ever fought. And if you count land taken, they were correct. But if you count dead and wounded, the story is vastly different. And if you delve a little deeper and consider the rag tag boys had stood heel to toe against the mightiest ghting force of the day without blinking, you have the coming of age of the American Army. As I drove past the row of sparkling American ags on this late June afternoon in 2012, it occurred to me that those determined colonist who had pledged victory or death were ghting for our Flag BEFORE there was a Flag! They were wrestling for our independence BEFORE that famed Fourth of July when it was proclaimed! It was a full year later before the Continental Congress jotted down our unalienable rights and adopted those thirteen rows of red and white strips with a blue eld of white stars. It wasnt until 1814 as Fort McHenry withstood another British siege that Frances Scott Key penned O say does that star spangled banner yet wave I knew there was something special about this ag in the rst grade. I didnt, at the time of course, know Valley Forge from the Halls of Montezuma. Id never heard of Paul Revere, Ben Franklin or Thomas Paine. If someone had said to me we must all hang together or assuredly we shall all hang separately I wouldnt have had a clue what they were talking about. The Battle of New Orleans, Gettysburg, San Juan Hill, Guadalcanal and General George S. Patton were way down the road on my learning curve. Heres what I did know, Miss Carolyn Blades wouldnt even call the roll before she had us stand, put our hand over our heart and reverently say, I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America It was the next year, when I was in the second grade, they added under God and I had to relearn the whole thing all over again! Miss Booth was just as faithful as Miss Carolyn about that pledge. As a matter of fact we said it every morning before school for twelve years. I pray we are all still starting our day that away! Hopefully there is a dening moment in each of our lives when the light bulb comes on about the ag, country, freedom, sacrice, honor, respect and duty! For me it was a Fourth of July celebration up on the town square when I was maybe ten or eleven. Wed eaten our barbeque and watermelon. I had run wild through town with Ruth Ann, Buddy, Yogi, Brenda like youngins will do. Wed all gathered up for the small parade. Me and David Mark were standing with Mom and Dad on the corner across from the Ben Franklin Store. Daddy was the toughest guy Id ever known. He didnt take nothing from nobody! His word was law. I reckon that time in the South Pacic during World War II musta hardened him up some. Course, he never mentioned the war. I mean not a word! He was busy driving a truck for the TriCounty Stockyards and providing a living for his growing family. He dwelled pretty much in the here and now. The high school band stopped just before they got to us and broke into the National Anthem. Daddy turned to the nearest ag, his back straightened to attention and his right hand ew to his heart. He wasnt going through the motions! He wasnt being polite! Miss Carolyn wasnt in charge here! For the rst time in my life I saw tears well up in my Fathers eyes. He would never say so, and I dont believe it ever occurred to him, but he, like those courageous men at Breeds Hill, Yorktown, the Argonne Forest, Normandy, Inchon and, more recently, the Tet Offensive and Operation Freedom had paid the bill so we could all be saluting on this Independence Day. God would that we never lose Dads passion for that agand this country! Respectfully, Kes HUnkerNKER DOWnNKesley Colbert USPS 518-880Published every Thursday at 135 W. U.S. 98 Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Publisher: Rick Martin Editor: Tim Croft POSTMASTER: Send address change to: The Star P.O. Box 308 Port St. Joe, FL 32457-0308 Phone 850-227-1278 PERIODICAL RATE POSTAGE PAID AT PORT ST. JOE, FL 32457 WEEKLY PUBLISHING SUBSCRIPTIONS PAYABLE IN ADVANCE IN COUNTY $24.15 year $15.75 six months OUT OF COUNTY $34.65 year $21 six monthsHome delivery subscribers may be charged a higher rate for holiday editons. TO ALL ADVERTISERSIn case of error or omissions in advertisements, the publishers do not hold themselves liable for damage further than the amount received for such advertisement. The spoken word is given scant attention; the printed word is thoughtfully weighed. The spoken word barely asserts; the printed word thoroughly convinces. The spoken word is lost; the printed word remains. Circulation:1-800-345-8688 CranksRANKS MY tra TRACtTOrRBN Heard OpinionA4 | The StarI would call her anything USPS 518-880Published every Thursday at 135 W. U.S. 98 Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Publisher: Rick Martin Editor: Tim Croft POSTMASTER: Send address change to: The Star P.O. Box 308 Port St. Joe, FL 32457-0308 Phone 850-227-1278 PERIODICAL RATE POSTAGE PAID AT PORT ST. JOE, FL 32457 WEEKLY PUBLISHING SUBSCRIPTIONS PAYABLE IN ADVANCE IN COUNTY $24.15 year $15.75 six months OUT OF COUNTY $34.65 year $21 six monthsHome delivery subscribers may be charged a higher rate for holiday editons. TO ALL ADVERTISERSIn case of error or omissions in advertisements, the publishers do not hold themselves liable for damage further than the amount received for such advertisement. The spoken word is given scant attention; the printed word is thoughtfully weighed. The spoken word barely asserts; the printed word thoroughly convinces. The spoken word is lost; the printed word remains. Circulation:1-800-345-8688 See Cranks RANKS A5Virginia came on the radio and she sounded happy and said everything was going to be alright. Having a gadget that allows me to record songs as long as they havent ended yet, I recorded Virginias song and played it over and over. I like her voice.

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An open letter to NMFS-Gulf Council on snapper season extensionDear Editor: Please extend the snapper season due to the many missed days from unusually bad weather already this year. In our area many charter boats have missed nine days already and looks like three or four more the next few days. Smaller boats have missed up to 13 days already. I have been asked to write this representing all members of The Recreational Fishing Alliance along the Gulf Coast, my customers who have missed trips and are hoping to go later in the season and for myself. These additional days need to be added on in July while families are still on vacation and school is out, for all to enjoy, rather than what was done on prior occasions in the fall. We need everyone to call or write Steve Southerland who is pushing for an extension for us. Local business leaders such as George Duren and Eugene Raffield as well as elected officials such as Port St. Joe Mayor Mel Magidson have sent letters or emails. Please email Southerland at meliissa. thompson@mail.house. gov or call 850-785-0812, and you can contact the Gulf Council, Steve Bortone, at 888-8331844 or email info@ gulfcouncil.org. Thanks, Capt. Tom Adams Mexico Beach Charters Recreational Fishing AllianceChairmanForgotten Coast ChapterOnly in Port St. JoeDear Editor: I write this to call attention to some wonderful people who helped me during a recent stay in your area. Though I should say, my friends and I frequently laugh when talking about the great people in Port St. Joe and I know something like this, and those wonderful people, can only happen in Port St. Joe. I was in the Piggly Wiggly on Saturday, June 16 doing some shopping. My keys are all that I carry because they are attached to a small wallet-sized carrying case for my credit cards, drivers license, photos, etc. Somehow I must have left the store without my keys. My husband was driving that day and I did not notice they were missing until Monday. After mentally retracing our steps, I figured I must have left them at the grocery store and on Tuesday we went in to check. Lo and behold, they were already in the mail to me. The cashier who must have turned them in was not known to the staff, but Beata Wolf called the police, inventoried everything and received clearance to mail the keys back to me at our home in Alabama. Vera Zick mailed the keys. I truly appreciate their kindness and integrity. We left the area to return home on Wednesday I had to go without my license and credit cards and the keys and, well, my entire life, arrived in the mail on Thursday. Thanks to all the employees at the Piggly Wiggly. Also, thank you to Billy and Joan Chandler at the Radio Shack. Our weather TV was set for our home and Alabama and we had not way to tune it for Port St. Joe, but Billy and Joan helped us out, didnt charge a dime and were most kind. As I said before, only in Port St. Joe. Sincerely, Julia Chandler Goshen, ALWhose holiday is the 4th of July? Dear Editor: The City Commissioners of Port St. Joe were correct. Why spend money on a fireworks display that celebrates the recognition of someone elses triumph. July 4 celebrates The American Revolution that won American independence from England and culminated with the adoption of the U.S. Constitution that created the United States of America. The Southern Christians were never really a part of the American Revolution. No Southern Christian signed the Declaration of Independence and only one was present at the Constitutional Convention. (A plantation owner from South Carolina who came to protect his property and voting rights so he could continue to control his plantations white serfs and black slaves.) I, too, have some graveyard references I may be the only person living in Gulf County who is eligible for membership in The Sons of the American Revolution. I have a direct ancestor who was listed as a combatant in the American Revolution. Southerners opposed the American Revolution on two counts -1) It violated a basic tenet of their Euro-Christian faith -that the faithful should be submissive to authority. 2) The Constitution contained principles of American Christians that imposed responsibilities and obligations on American citizens that the EuroChristians were reluctant to accept. American Christians follow the teachings of Jesus Christ, unencumbered by Scripture. The U.S. Constitution became the Bible for American Christians. The founding Fathers believed that the U.S. Constitution honored and respected an almighty God by demonstrating that the Children of God had become adults who were capable and competent enough to govern themselves according to the teachings of his son, Jesus Christ. I may be the only person living in Gulf County or in Florida, for that matter, who the Founding Fathers would consider a Christian. After the Protestant Reformation, my ancestors were called Christians by the Kings of England and members of Parliament for their advocacy of the teachings of Jesus Christ. They called themselves a Society of Friends. In America, they were called Quakers. The resulting clash of ideologies between the American Christians, who followed the teachings of Jesus Christ unencumbered by Scripture, and the EuroChristians, who faithfully subscribed to Scripture, led the Southern EuroChristians to instigate a War between the States. A war that killed more Americans than all of the other American wars combined. The U.S. Constitution survived. However, opposition to the U.S. Constitution continues in Florida and in Gulf County, today. Todays opposition to the U.S. Constitution is being led by Florida Cracker-Christians (a.k.a., the good old boys). Florida CrackerChristians use the opiate of Scripture to stifle any constructive compromise between American Christian ideals and aspirations, as presented in the U.S. Constitution, and the indigenous residents of Gulf County, who faithfully subscribe to Scripture as presented in the King James Authorized version of the English Bible (1769). The Gulf County economy, which currently has no future, and the lack of options and opportunities for Gulf County Christians and their children to improve their lifestyle or standard of living is the direct result of Florida Cracker-Christians subversively continuing an inappropriate religious conflict to enhance their own self-interests. Perpetuating religious difference in Gulf County results in Blow-ins being blown out by graveyard-based nepotism. For Americans, religious differences should not create zerosum confrontations. Once upon a time there were better ways. There still are. John M. Comer Port St. Joe P.S. I buried a roommate and a couple of friends serving under the Flag to which Gulf Countys political leadership and public employees pledge false allegiance at the beginning of their meetings, before they proceed to secretly serve the secular local interests of their mentors, the Cracker Christians (a.k.a., the good old boys). Send your letters to : LETTERS TO THE EDITOR P.O. Box 308 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 Fax: 850-227-7212 Email: tcroft@star .comComments from our readers in the form of letters to the editor or a guest column are solicited and encouraged. A newspapers editorial page should be a forum where differing ideas and opinions are exchanged. All letters and guest columns must be signed and should include the address and phone number of the author. The street address and phone number are for veri cation and will not be published. Letters must be in good taste and The Star reserves the right to edit letters for correctness and style. 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She kept singing about morning kisses, being warmer at night and everything being alright. I was feeling better. Virginia gives a lot more advice in her song, but her main point was that ...a lotta good loving wouldve made everything alright. I agree with her. She was an expert at singing, love and relationships. That was where the numbers kept coming in. I couldnt remember if it was 3, 4 or 5 times that she was married. It was ve. What puzzles me the most (looking from my direction) is how four men were so stupid as to let a woman who says such beautiful words get away from them? They were just stupid I guess. We men can be that way. You probably have gured it out by now, but Virginia was Virginia Pugh or Virginia Wynette Pugh. The middle name gives it away. The fellow from Alabama who wrote the song, Good Lovin (Makes It Right) helped her come up with the name most folks know her by, Tammy Wynette. His name was Billy Sherrill and he was from Phil Campbell, Alabama. Im not sure what him writing that song says about men from Alabama. The point being how is it a man writes a song for a woman to sing about what would make everything alright (and being a devil on Saturday night)? I guess I answered my own question. Im pretty sure he could have been from anywhere. Tammy has been dead for going on fteen years, but the girl from Mississippi who xed hair in Birmingham, Alabama before making it big, could sing. She was simply the best. Tammy Wynette was married ve times. In order they were: Euple Byrd (1959-1966); Don Chapel (19671968); George Jones (1969-1975); Michael Tomlin (1976-1976); and George Richey (1978-1998). Whats my point? What do you call a woman who has been married ve times giving advice on love? I dont know and I dont care. I would call her anything she wanted me to if she sang to me that way. I will always love the music of Tammy Wynette (and George Jones); it just doesnt get any better in my opinion. I just wanted to know what it tasted like (the Geritol). You never know until you try. You can nd more stories at www. CranksMyTractor.com. LettersA5 | The Star CRANKS from page A4 Letters to the EDITOR

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VOTEFOR JAMES E. (Jamie) LESTER JR. ASA, SRA, CFE Florida Licensed Real Estate Broker State of Florida & Alabama General Appraiser Former FL Supreme Court Cert. Cty Court Mediator Former FL Supreme Court Cert. Family Court Mediator EDUCATION & PROFESSIONAL DESIGNATIONS Liberty University, Lynchburg, Virginia MBA (Masters Degree Business Administration) University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida B.A. Degree (Public Admin/Political Sci.) American Society of Appraisers ASA Designation (Advanced course work in Real Estate Appraisals) Appraisal Institute SRA Designation (Advanced course work and testing in Real Estate Appraising) I CFE Designation LICENSES & POSITIONS State of Florida & Alabama Florida State General Appraiser License #RZ002783 Alabama State General Appraiser License #G00746 Former Florida State Residential Appraiser License #RD001087 Florida Licensed Real Estate Broker License #0532115 Former Florida Licensed Real Estate Appraiser Instructor Former Florida Supreme Court County Court Mediator #20480CF Former Florida Supreme Court Family Court Mediator #20480CF Many graduate level courses and appraisal courses through the years POSITIONS & EXPERIENCE President J. Lester Company (Real Estate Appraisal and Real Estate Consulting Services) Special Magistrate Bay, Oskaloosa, Leon Counties, etc. / Mediator 14th Judicial Circuit President Broadband Services, Inc. & President of North Florida Subs, Inc. Former Director of Appraisals Okaloosa County Property Appraiser Former Appraiser/Supervisor Bay County Property Appraiser COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT Jamie has always believed in compassion with understanding and his community involvement is evident. He has helped raise money and supported projects of the local VFW Post in Wewahitchka. He has been the entertainment chairman for the American Cancer Society for the Relay for Life. He is past president of the Port St. Joe Kiwanis. REPUBLICAN PARTY INVOVLEMENT Past President of the Seminole County Young Republicans Past President of College Republicans for the University of Central Florida. Chairman and Co-Chairman for a variety of republican candidates in past state wide elections. LOBBYING AND WORKING FOR THE PEOPLE Lobbied State Government for a 5 year average level of assessment (No more spiked property values in a year) Lobbied State Government for a spending cap at the local level and state level. Lobbied State Government for a $25,000 exemption on tangible personal property for business owners. Created an Assessment Methodology on a volume discount for multiple lot ownership Created a valuation method assessment methodology for those affected by the Chinese drywall issue. Worked to protect the local industry by working to implement the legislation on working water front properties from increased assessments and not value them on highest and best use. (Pd.Pol.Ad.)Political advertisement paid for and approved by Jamie Lester, Republican, for Property Appraiser Pd.Pol.Ad. See you at the Sunset! 602 Highway 98, Port St. Joe, FL 850.227.7900 Lunch 11am 3pm EDT, Dinner 5pm 10pm EDTReservations Suggested850-227-7900Spectacular SUNSETS Blue Marlin BAR Exceptional EVENTS LocalA6 | The Star Thursday, June 28, 2012 KORAN from page A1Koran also owned and operated Captain Blacks Dive Center from 1986-2003, which he later expanded into Captain Blacks Marine. During that same time, he purchased the St. Joe Motel and converted it back into the historic Port Inn, which he operated from 1992-2001 when it was sold to its current owners and operators. Koran is passionate about the future prospects of Gulf County. We need private-sector jobs. We need more business. And we need outside investment in the county. Until we have an honest and stable wholecounty government, few quality companies will relocate here. Until we have fair representation that is not controlled by personal or special interests, the county as a whole will not prosper. I can help. I have the experience. Gulf County needs a new direction in government service. County-wide voting will bring us much closer to this goal. Open and honest government will bring about a level playing eld that will attract established business as well as entrepreneurs. I believe we should develop our own economy and build upon our own strengths; we simply cannot continue to rely solely on government programs and grants to build our future. As your commissioner, I pledge to work diligently toward achieving these goals. Our community has natural assets that can be developed into a pro table and comfortable way of life for each of us. I will use my experience to navigate through the issues and chaos that prevent us from responsibly managed growth. I pledge to set the foundation for the creation of real private jobs, with sustainable bene ts to the entire community, without sacri cing our small-town character and healthy environment. Together we can improve our community. Together we can build a better tomorrow. We have all the ingredients; we need courageous leadership that acts in the best interest of the entire county. I invite you to cast your vote for me. If you have any suggestions or issues, I sincerely would like to hear from you. Please call me at 850-290-5429. Together we can do this. Fighting poverty in the PanhandleRegistration has begun for Ruby Payne ConferenceFrom staff reportsPANAMA CITY Economic barriers interfere with peoples lives every day right here in our area, but educators, community leaders and anyone interested in helping to overcome those barriers can learn more in a targeted two-day conference led by internationally recognized expert Dr. Ruby Payne. The School and Community Success Conference is sponsored by Gulf Coast State College and will be July 17-18 at the Panama City Campus. The event is about helping those in schools and communities understand how to better assist low-income people in overcoming and moving beyond their situation. Paynes book and workshop by the same name, Bridges Out of Poverty, provide innovation and training to help community leaders and agencies redesign programs to better serve people in poverty, with the goal always to increase the likelihood that those served will move from welfare to work. The workshop, Raising Achievement with 9 Systemic Processes, equips educators with new, effective tools to help them improve their instructional methods, build better relationships with students, create a culture of excellence and more. Payne has written K-12 curricula in all content areas, developed extensive staff development programs for 1,500 staff members and written or co-authored more than a dozen books. She is known for helping students from all economic backgrounds achieve academic success. Payne has traveled extensively since the mid-1990s to present strategies based on her foundational work, A Framework for Understanding Poverty. The practical, hands-on training in this upcoming local conference is focused on changing lives, because every life changed for the better leads to a better community. Register now to be part of these two powerful days. Visit GulfCoast.edu/ ContinuingEd for more information or call Jim Barr, Education Partners & Programs, at 873-3515 or email jbarr@gulfcoast.edu.

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They are very variable and only live a year, Geiger said. Numbers also can be very cyclical. The numbers from the 2012 spring survey are not much different from 2004 and 2008, but St. Joseph Bay has a way of rebounding, evident by plentiful scallops the past two years, which came after a steady climb from 2008. Generally, St. Joe will bounce back within a year, Geiger said. The variability of numbers and dif culty pulling takeaway from them is evident by surveys around the state, Geiger said. Steinhatchee is also off a bunch this year, a quarter or so of last year, Geiger said. But St. Marks is up and considered at healthy numbers. Homossasa didnt seem to decline as much as St. Joe. In St. Andrews, which we closed in 1994, numbers are up and are on an upward trend. Geigers theory is harvest pressure from the prior years. In the past two years, in the aftermath of the oil spill, state and local tourist of cials sought and were granted an extension of scallop harvest season adding almost three full weeks to the season in 2011 and there was much more media and marketing attention to trumpeting the scallop season to lure tourists back. I think part of what happened is not the extra season, necessarily, but there was a lot of attention and there was harvest pressure, Geiger said, explaining how one transect station could have 600-700 scallops in the spring and none in the fall. The really good stations were hit hard. Geiger said an emphasis this year will be on data collection and feedback from the public. Researchers are speaking to law enforcement, boaters and scallopers about their pursuits for the tasty shelled critters and thoughts about the length of season. There are mailers going out and surveys online at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission website. The surveys aim to assess the interest in extending scallop seasons and how much people take and how often during the season. We need to start assessing the harvest level, Geiger said. There are concerns about the short season for scallops. For 2012, Geiger said, there remains hope. There is a possibility, he granted, that researchers may have missed a lot little ones that will grow as the season progresses and bolster the population. There are also, Geiger said, suggestions that the population has shifted. And despite some less-than-stellar survey numbers, Geiger said people still will scallop and enjoy time in the bay. People are going to still harvest, Geiger said. I encourage people to wait until the scallops are least two inches. Dont take them smaller than that. It helps the population and you have to work so much harder to get a decent amount of meat. 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Bag limits are daily limits; it is illegal to take a limit of scallops in the morning and return later in the day and collect another limit of scallops. Unless otherwise exempt, a regular Florida saltwater shing license is required when using a boat to harvest scallops. If folks wade from shore, a regular Florida saltwater shing license or a free resident shore-based license is needed. Divers and snorkelers are required to display a divers-down ag (red with a white diagonal stripe) while in the water. Boaters must stay at least 100 feet away from a divers-down ag in a river, inlet or channel. In open waters, boaters must stay 300 feet away from a divers-down ag. More information on bay scallops, including management rules, diveag regulations and boating safety is available online at MyFWC.com/Fishing (click on Regulations under Saltwater Fishing). Information about scallop research is available at MyFWC/Research/ Saltwater under the Mollusc section.

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Special to The StarGag grouper will be open for recreational harvest in most Gulf of Mexico state and federal waters July 1. The same day, however, the season will close in state waters off the coast of Franklin, Wakulla, Jefferson and Taylor counties. The gag grouper recreational harvest season in Gulf of Mexico state and federal waters, not including Franklin, Jefferson, Wakulla, Taylor and Monroe counties, will end Oct. 31. State waters off Franklin, Wakulla, Jefferson and Taylor counties opened April 1 and close June 30. They will not be open during the Julythrough-October season everywhere else. Monroe County is also excluded from the July-throughOctober season because it is included in the Atlantic rules for gag grouper. Gag grouper caught in state and federal waters during the July-throughOctober season may be taken ashore in Franklin, Wakulla, Jefferson and Taylor counties, but boats with gag grouper aboard may not stop in and must have gear stowed while traveling through state waters in that region. (see map) The four-county region includes all waters of Apalachicola Bay and Indian Pass, including those in Gulf County, and all waters of the Steinhatchee River, including those in Dixie County. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) manages marine sh from the shore to nine nautical miles in the Gulf of Mexico. The FWC is working with Floridas anglers to rebuild gag grouper populations in the Gulf of Mexico to strong, sustainable levels. The Commission established these seasons at its February meeting. The regional season was set for 2012 only and was established to provide shing opportunities for private, recreational anglers when gag grouper are closer to shore and can be safely accessed by smaller boats. The gag grouper recreational harvest minimum size and bag limits are 22 inches and two gag grouper per person. No more than four of any species of grouper may be kept. To learn more about these management changes, visit MyFWC.com/ Fishing and click on Saltwater, Recreational Regulations and Gulf Grouper for frequently asked questions and answers about the changes.E-mail outdoors news to tcroft@ star .com Page 8 Thursday, June 28, 2012 OUTDOORSwww.starfl.comSection Section A FreshwaterWith less than 2 weeks left in the red snapper season, most anglers are still left at the docks. Hi seas and rough conditions have kept all but the biggest boats at home. With the storm surge decreasing this week, we all hope to get back on the water very soon!OffshoreAs the tropical storm Debby moves on, we are left picking up the pieces. Rising water conditions on all rivers and streams in our area should improve the cat sh bite, once the waters clear. Most creeks and ponds are the overow stage, making shing a real challenge this week. SPONSORED BY Corner of Marina Drive, Port St. Joe, FL(next to Piggly Wiggly) www.BWOsh.com (next to Piggly Wiggly) www.BWOsh.com Corner of Marina Drive, Port St. Joe, FL (next to Piggly Wiggly) www.BWOsh.com Corner of Marina Drive, www.BWOsh.com Corner of Marina Drive, Port St. Joe, FL www.BWOsh.com Port St. Joe, FL Your Hunting Headquarters Your Hunting Headquarters Your Hunting Headquarters Independece Day Gun Sale Starting This WeekendJune 27th through the month of July. Hundreds of guns from Top Brands. Revolvers and pistols, shotguns and ries. Prices too low to advertise!Call for a quote!! JUNE FEATURE FISH: RED SNAPPERStop in and register or go online at www.BWOsh.com By Herman JonesSpecial to The Star Ive scalloped St. Josephs Bay for 38 years now; before that, as a boy on St. Andrews Bay. Ive seen good years and bad; stormfree summers when the bay would be crystal clear and scallops as big as a mans palm, and red-tide summers when nothing lived and the water stank like a cess pool. I remember the scallop drags that would scoop off all life on the turtle grass, much of it returned dead after the scallops were removed. The drag boats would have their decks stacked high with bushel bags of scallops. Its amazing the grass ats survived the onslaught. Eventually, the State became enlightened and put a stop to the destructive drags. As St. Andrews Bay scallop population began to decline due mainly to over harvesting, more and more people discovered our bay. Entire families would anchor on a grass bed and pluck up the tasty bivalve by the wash tubs full. Of course, we did the same thing since we had that false belief that there would be just as many as next year. Many times we would erect a sunshade for grandma, who, due to her bad knees was content to sit in the boat and shuck. And shuck she could. Four of us would then spend most of the day supplying her with scallops. We took them home by the gallons. Some years ago the State decided that the recreational scallopers were taking them by the billions and the populations couldnt support the slaughter. They were right, and now we have the pintper-day-per-person limit. In all our ignorance and bliss there was one unwritten rule most true scallop lovers abided by we left them alone until around the rst of August. There was no sense in collecting hundreds of adolescent scallops and shucking for hours in that hot sun for a muscle the size of ones little nger tip. If you read the scallop article a few weeks ago, even the scientists and Wildlife Commission want everyone to leave them alone until they are bigger. So, you may ask, if the experts ask us to wait and true scallopers wait, why does the law permit scalloping in July. Its simple tourist dollars. I believe now, in the 21st Century, there are enough tourist dollars spent on shing, boating and beach fun to give the scallops a break in July. If you want to placate the tourists, do like they do in the Keys with lobster; have a mini-season from July 1 to July 5 and then close it until August 1 and leave it open until October 1. Well all be better off in the future. There are a few rules of etiquette a scalloper should follow: Have a legal ag and put it on the highest part of your boat so it can be seen for 360 degrees. It wont do much good hidden by the outboard or your canvas top. If you venture away from the boat, take a ag on a buoy tethered to your body. Ive had several close calls with snorkelers swimming hundreds of feet from their boat with no dive ag on them. Anchor in the sand next to the grass bed. If you anchor in the grass the anchor ukes will tear out the grass roots when you retrieve your anchor. Less grass means less scallop habitat. When you see a boat anchored on a spot, nothing is more annoying than having another boat anchor next to him. Give him his personal space and scallop at least 100 feet away. Even if you did get scallops there yesterday, its his place today. If youre going in July, try to harvest those at least two inches wide. Anything smaller is a waste; let him grow up. If youre anchored on a grass at next to a deep water channel (there are several in the head of the bay) dont expect boats to slow down for you if theyre over 100 feet away. They may be rude, but theres not much you can do about it. Deep-water channels are made for running. I personally know of one individual who likes to anchor on a grassy point next to one of the Blacks Island channels, and then rant and rave if a boat comes running by at full speed. If you anchor next to a channel you have to expect the wake that comes with it. And please, buy a pair of polarized sunglasses so you can judge the water depth (theyll also save your eyes). If you run your motor aground, not only do you cause propeller and water pump damage, but you also scar the grass beds and they take years to recover. Finally, shuck your scallops in the bay. The guts become sh food (more pin sh for your bait traps) and the shells return to the calcium cycle for other shell sh. A personal tip: after shucking, get some clean bay water and rinse your scallop muscles only once while removing any black membrane that might be still on them. Drain, bag and put on ice. Any further rinsing or soaking only dilutes their succulent avor. During my lifetime Ive dived for and found Spanish treasure, shot big sh, explored countless shipwrecks, fed sharks underwater in Moorea and swam through stalactites in the Great Blue Hole of Belize. Still, one of lifes greatest enjoyments is snorkeling over a St. Joe Bay grass at, in crystal August waters and nding fat, blue-eyed scallops. With everyone using a little common sense and foresight, it is a thrill I would like to enjoy for at least another twenty years. Remember, our neighbors to the West on St. Andrews Bay, can no longer enjoy the privilege of scalloping in their own backyard. Before they knew it, it was too late. Special to The StarOn July 1, of cers and staff from the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the Department of Agricultural and Consumer Services (DACS) will be combined with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) in a move directed by the Florida Legislature and approved by Gov. Rick Scott. The 145 new sworn of cers will don FWC uniforms and integrate completely into the ranks of the FWC, resulting in more ef cient service to Floridians and visitors. We will have more eld-level of cers available to respond to calls, said Col. Jim Brown, division director. New and current FWC of cers will be expected to patrol state forests, state parks, wildlife management areas and state waters as a more ef cient and effective team. The reorganization will save the state more than $3 million over the next ve years and $1.28 million in recurring, annual savings. Through rearranging extra management and support positions, the consolidation will establish additional patrol and rst-response capabilities and expand law enforcement coverage, Brown said. The public can expect to see FWC of cers in state parks and state forests and call upon them for help. We will continue to provide excellent resource protection, boatingand-waterways services and public safety protection, Brown said. People should report sh and wildlife crimes, boating violations as well as environmental crimes and state park and state forest issues to the FWCs Wildlife Alert Hotline: 888-404-3922. DEPs Bureau of Emergency Response (BER) will not move to the FWC, but will continue responding to emergency chemical spills and working with law enforcement on environmental crime matters at DEP. DEPs emergency numbers, #DEP or 877-2-SAVEFL should be used to report environmental emergencies, such as oil and chemical spills. The consolidation of of cers will provide a more extensive network of environmental crime law enforcement coverage throughout Florida, said BER Chief Gwen Keenan. DEPs Bureau of Emergency Response will continue to work closely with its law enforcement partners on environmental crime issues as it has done in the past. In 2011 the Florida Legislature created a Law Enforcement Consolidation Task Force, which met to develop work groups and evaluate functions of several law enforcement agencies. Ultimately, it recommended that DEPs Division of Law Enforcement be integrated into the FWCs Division of Law Enforcement. It also suggested that some personnel from the DACS Of ce of Agricultural Law Enforcement the of cers assigned to patrol state forests and the investigator responsible for commercial aquaculture violations be incorporated. FWC of cers in the eld have been working alongside DEP and DACS of cers for years, Brown said. The consolidation simply provides an of cial, more ef cient method of serving the public. For the love of the blue-eyed scallop FWC, DEP, DACS enhance service to state residents SERVICE BOOSTGag grouper harvesting opening to some

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By TIM CROFT227-7827 | @PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com The Shark 100 club put down several hundred thousand dollars on Port St. Joe athletics on Monday. Willie Ramsey and Ralph Roberson of the Shark 100 Club provided a check for $3,000 to Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School athletic director Chuck Gannon, closing out one school years fundraising as the club which has provided more than $105,000 to Tiger Shark athletics since 1986 ramps up for another year. The closeout check brings the amount raised in 2011-12 to $7,592, an increase over the roughly $6,000 the club has raised the past two years. Given the economy it was an excellent year, Ramsey said. The money bene ts all athletic programs at the high school. Those programs receive no funding from the Gulf County School Board and must rely on boosters to bolster the bottom line. We really appreciate the Shark 100 Club and all they have done for Port St. Joe High School athletics, Gannon said. During these times, this money is badly needed by all our programs. The Shark 100 Club had a particularly successful barbecued chicken dinner fundraiser, the largest event on the calendar each year. This year, in light of constrained budgets, coaches put extra emphasis on getting athletes out selling tickets for the dinner. The dinner provides leverage for Shark 100 Club members donations. The club funds the entire dinner, from chicken to the barbecuing to the xings to the plates, from member dues and the school ends up with all the money. The result was a nearrecord turnout. The club sold 1,765 chicken dinners almost three times the number from the prior year and raised more than $4,572. Athletes from football sold 296; from boys basketball, 240; softball, 122; baseball, 66; and volleyball, 41. This is by far the best year the various sports have had selling tickets, Ramsey said. The result of that effort was that, combined with the $3,000 remaining in the Shark 100 Club account, the grand total raised in 2011-12 was more than the 41 members of the Shark 100 Club donated by some $1,242. Other than expenses such as game programs and T-shirts, 100 percent of money raised by the Shark 100 Club goes to the high school athletic programs. That is pretty good, Ramsey said with a smile. The Shark 100 Club offers several levels of participation: Sand Shark: for a $50 donation any parent of a Tiger Shark athlete earns a Shark 100 hat and recognition in the football program; Tiger Shark: for $100 individuals, businesses and organizations receive one Shark 100 hat, two reserved home football tickets, program recognition and reserved parking at football games; Mako Shark: for $250 individuals, businesses and organizations receive two Shark 100 hats, two reserved seats at home football games, special program recognition and reserved parking at football games; Bull Shark: for $500 businesses, individuals and organizations receive two Shark 100 hats, two reserved seats at home football games, two reserved seats at home basketball games, special program recognition and reserved parking at football games. Checks should be sent to Shark 100 Club, P.O. Box 524, Port St. Joe, FL 32457. For more information on becoming a member of the Shark 100 Club, call Ramsey at 227-7468.PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA SP O RTS www.starfl.comThursday, June 28, 2012 APage 9Section 850-229-7799 for information Everyone Is Welcome to AttendAGENDA for Annual Meeting Date: June 30, 2012 Time: 9:00 AM 11:00 AM EST Place of Meeting: St. Josephs Bay Golf ClubGuests Gulf County Elected TDC, Port Authority, SGCFD Candidates 11AM ESTCall to Order Approval of Previous Meeting Minutes Treasurers Report Taxes & Appraisals Economic Development in Gulf Co. Port Authority Tourist Development Council Gulf County Schools Gulf County Courts County Budget Beach Restoration FEMA CBRA progress Recycling Sign Ordinance Fire Department Sheriff Nugent Report Widening of SR 30A-Dot Lighthouse Dilemma Other business Election of the 2012-2013 Board Adjournment 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 2889 7620% Fri, June 2987 7720% Sat, June 3088 7830% Sun, July 189 7830% Mon, July 288 7820% Tues, July 388 7820% Wed, July 488 77 0% 20 We 1029am 1.9 900pm -0.3 21 Th 1104am 1.8 925pm -0.3 22 Fr 1138am 1.7 946pm -0.2 23 Sa 1211pm 1.6 1000pm 0.0 24 Su 1244pm 1.3 1003pm 0.2 25 Mo 105pm 1.0 946pm 0.3 26 Tu 629am 1.0 838pm 0.6 27 We 552am 1.2 305pm 0.3 28 Th 558am 1.4 347pm 0.0 29 Fr 628am 1.7 442pm -0.2 30 Sa 712am 1.9 541pm -0.4 FreeTideTables.com For comparison only Times are local Tides in feet from MLLW 21 Th 707am 1.3 406pm 1.5 1115am 1.2 22 Fr 729am 1.3 454pm 1.4 1210am -0.2 1159am 1.2 23 Sa 752am 1.3 546pm 1.3 1237am -0.1 1248pm 1.1 24 Su 815am 1.3 645pm 1.2 107am 0.0 144pm 0.9 25 Mo 840am 1.3 758pm 1.0 139am 0.2 251pm 0.8 26 Tu 906am 1.4 930pm 1.0 213am 0.4 407pm 0.6 27 We 936am 1.4 1130pm 0.9 250am 0.6 526pm 0.4 28 Th 1010am 1.5 328am 0.9 640pm 0.1 29 Fr 201am 1.0 1050am 1.6 411am 1.0 745pm -0.1 30 Sa 1136am 1.6 843pm -0.3 FreeTideTables.com For comparison only Times are local Tides in feet from MLLW 1 Su 803am 2.0 640pm -0.6 2 Mo 857am 2.1 735pm -0.6 3 Tu 950am 2.1 824pm -0.6 4 We 1039am 2.0 903pm -0.4 5 Th 1124am 1.9 930pm -0.2 1 Su 502am 1.2 1229pm 1.6 702am 1.3 936pm -0.4 2 Mo 538am 1.3 126pm 1.6 819am 1.4 1024pm -0.4 3 Tu 608am 1.3 224pm 1.6 921am 1.4 1108pm -0.4 4 We 634am 1.3 321pm 1.6 1016am 1.3 1149pm -0.3 5 Th 657am 1.3 416pm 1.6 1108am 1.2 High school athletics physicals in 2 weeksStar Staff ReportSacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf and Tallahassee Orthopedic Clinic, with the assistance of Rick Williams, has combined to provide free physicals to Gulf County student/athletes. The physicals will be offered beginning at 5:30 p.m. ET July 10 and July 12. Athletes from both Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. and Wewahitchka Jr./Sr.. High Schools who plan on playing sports during the 2012-13 school year will be offered this free physical. Athletes from the fall sports should plan to attend the July 10 session. On July 12, physicals for athletes in winter and spring sports, including basketball, baseball, wrestling, softball, soccer and track, will be offered. If for some reason, an athlete can not show up on the assigned day, they are asked to please come to the other session. Times will be assigned at a later date for the different sports so there will not be overcrowding at the hospital at one time. Superintendent of Schools Jim Norton and athletic directors Dennis Kizziah of Wewahitchka and Chuck Gannon of Port St. Joe, thank Sacred Heart Hospital and TOC for their support to Gulf County Schools. PSJHS football seeking sponsorsThe Port St. Joe Jr./ Sr. High football team is seeking sponsorship from local businesses, organizations and families. Purchase a eld banner to show support to the young players this 2012 season. The options are endless with a colorful 3by 5-foot banner. Select the logo, layout, message and colors, and the banner will be displayed in a highly visible location at Shark Field. The cost of a 2012 football sponsorship is $150. The banners are weatherresistant, with UV protection. In the following seasons, sponsors will have the option to renew their sponsorship for only $100. Individuals are encourages to display a message to a special athlete in your life. The school and football program thanks all sponsors for taking advantage of this opportunity to spread a message and support the athletes. For information, call Chuck Gannon at 227-6951 or email jdaily@gulf.k12. .us.PSJ volleyball hosts car wash, campCome out and support the Lady Tiger Shark volleyball team from Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School as they wash cars Saturday at Advance Auto Parts in Port St Joe. The donationsonly car wash will be from 9 a.m. until about 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. Keep up to date with all the team happenings and news by visiting the teams Facebook page at http://www.facebook. com/TigerSharkVolleyball. Conditioning will begin at 8 a.m. ET Tuesday. Players must have a valid physical to attend conditioning. The gym will be opened about 9:30 a.m. after conditioning. All girls are invited to participate. The Florida State University team camp is scheduled for July 26-28. The fall schedule is available on the website. For more information, check the Facebook page or the Port St Joe Jr./Sr. High School website at http:// psjhs-gcs.schoolloop. com/volleyball. COURTESY OF RANDALL WALKERPort St. Joes Travis Morrison hit a home run, his second of the year, while the Port St. Joe O-Zone squad won the 4A District tournament recently in Wewahitchka. Brian Cox presents the ball to Morrison, whose blast cleared the right-center eld wall. Shark 100 Club members Willie Ramsey, right, and Ralph Roberson, left, present a check for $3,000 to Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High athletic director Chuck Gannon. The money, representing funds left over from fundraising during the 2011-12 school year, will bene t Tiger Shark athletic programs and signals the kickoff to another year of support for Port St. Joe High athletics.Shark 100 Club donates $3,000 as seasons change Sports BRIEFS MORRISON HITS HOME RUN

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LocalA10 | The Star Thursday, June 28, 2012 I am quitting smoking for my family. The Big Bend Area Health Education Center (Big Bend AHEC) is offering FREE tobacco cessation classes in Gulf County and throughout the Big Bend region. We know the challenges you face. We will help you develop the tools to succeed and we will provide the support you need.For more information, call Big Bend AHEC at: 850-482-6500 (local office) or 1-87-QUIT-NOW-6 (1-877-848-6696) Visit www.ahectobacco.com for the schedule of classes we have available. FREE NICOTINE PATCHES! NO COST TO ATTEND! Dr. Hobson Fulmer of Apalachicola Bay Animal ClinicWelcomes Our New Associate: Dr. John DuncanAlong with Dr. Fulmer, Dr. Duncan will be seeing patients for small animal medicine and surgery. Please call for an appointment or come by to meet him.850-670-8306Clinic hours: Monday-Friday 8am 6 pm187 Highway 98, Eastpoint Complete small animal medicine and surgery, wellness programs, laser surgery, diagnostic ultrasound, Serving Franklin and Gulf Counties for 30 years Theres a New Veterinarian in Town! ELECT MELISSA FARRELL FOR SCHOOL BOARDDISTRICT 3(Pd.Pol.Ad.)For The Education of the Children in Gulf County. Vote Tuesday, August 14th or By Absentee Ballot Paid for and approved by Melissa Farrell for School Board, District 3 A NEW VOICE (850) 215-7825 www.alvinpetersforcongress.comMEET ALVIN PETERS IN THE PARKFriday, June 29th, 2012, at 6 p.m. at Frank Pate Park, Monument Avenue, for a summer evening of food, discussions, and getting to know one another. We would like you to join us as we try to make a difference in our Country and out community. DONATIONSAREWELCOMEDIf you are unable to attend, please consider making a donation at http://www.alvinpetersforcongress.com/donatePd. Pol. Ad. Paid for by the Alvin Peters for Congress Committee LocalA10 | The Star Thursday, June 28, 2012The second thing is partners I dont think the TDC should be putting on events. I think they should be working with other entities, with partners, to provide promotion and marketing. Joint marketing and promotion is better than putting on the events. That begins, in part, by tweaking the special events grant process. Board chairman David Warriner said the board and Jenkins, in conjunction with the Board of County Commissioners, was reevaluating the grant process. We want to be a lot more focused on the right special events, Warriner said. Gone are the days that event organizers could simply request funding from the TDC. Warriner said the agency was too easy in the past in handing out funds and should be more deliberate. Beginning this year, with a likely deadline of late July, there will be one grant application cycle. Next year, Warriner said, he would like the application period to be in April, with awards in May in order for the TDC board to properly budget for the coming scal year. Jenkins said a great emphasis would be placed on event organizers to demonstrate how an event increases visitation, how it puts heads in beds. We want to help in promotion of continuing large events, not the one-and-off variety, Jenkins said. As for branding, Jenkins said she saw Gulf County and Port St. Joe not as a commodity such as Panama City Beach, a destination spot for many due to the high volume of rental rooms and condos but as a luxury product. Its a great opportunity if we can get a brand and unity behind that brand, Jenkins said. Rebranding is a two to ve year process. (The TDC) is in a good position right now. I would not have come here if I did like it here and see an opportunity. Our family used to take day-trips over here and to come over that (George Tapper) bridge and not seeing that mill, that was something. Jenkins said a key moving ahead would be aligning the TDC with like brands, such as Coastal Living magazine, and added she does not believe in putting all advertising dollars in a single bucket. A priority would be analytics of what has been, and has not been, successful in promoting the county in the past, and analyzing how various stakeholders market the county and area in order to avoid competing with each other and to streamline the branding process. Jenkins said she prefers visitor to tourist and noted being less of a commodity and driving the luxury product concept ts the many amenities to be found in this area. People come here and dont feel they have to be competitive here, Jenkins said. She noted that when a visitor heads to Destin, there are certain spots they feel are on the bucket list. We dont have that kind of thing here. People can have a lunch and stroll leisurely through the shops or they can go to the beach. It is not competitive. That is a real opportunity. And the watery jewels threading and bounding Gulf County provide another selling point, particular for the eco-tourism sector. There is something to say about the water here and branding, Jenkins said. The rivers, the lakes, the bay, the Gulf of Mexico, there is so much there. Jenkins said the TDC Welcome Center was an underutilized building and emphasized that the entire county, from Wewahitchka to Port St. Joe, would be part of the branding by the TDC. Wewa and its shing and other great amenities, that is part of the branding, no doubt, Jenkins said. They must always be part of it, not an afterthought. By the end of the questionand-answer portion of the meeting, the board came away feeling they were headed in a new direction. This all sounds like a different tack and a different direction, Warriner said. Warriner suggested that after the current tourist season, Jenkins and the board sit down for an extended looking at strategic planning for the coming year. TDC from page A1

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218 Hwy 71 S Wewahitchka, FL (850) 639.2252 117 Hwy 98 Apalachicola, FL (850) 653.8825302 Cecil G. Costin Sr Blvd.Port St. Joe, FL (850) 227.7099 VISIT OUR 3 AREA LOCATIONS: AND REMEMBER TO PICK UP YOUR PRESCRIPTIONS BEFORE THE FUN BEGINS! www.coastalfoot.com ST. JOE NURSERYAND SUPPLY850-227-7449Tropicals, Annuals, Perennials, & EvergreensFull Line of Garden Chemicals, Fertilizers, Bag Dirt, Mulches & Compost HAPPY 4TH OF JULY! The Gulf Coasts Friendliest Marina! Come Enjoy All The Amenities of Port St. Joe Marina! 340 Marina Dr., Port St. Joe 850-227-9393 www.psjmarina.com SATURDAY JUNE 30THLIVE MUSICKERRY JAMES7PM-UNTIL FRIDAY JUNE 29THLIVE MUSICBUDDY HAMM7PM-UNTIL HAPPY HOUR MON. FRI.5PM 7PM EDT2-FOR-1 COLD BEER 4THOFJULYSPECIALS COME WATCH THE FIREWORKS ON THE PORCH. TUESDAY JULY 3RDBRIAN BOWEN ON THE PORCH 7PM UNTIL THURSDAY JUNE 28TH LIVE MUSIC RANDY STARKON THE PORCH 7PM-UNTIL WEDNESDAY JULY 4THBOSPRING BAND ON THE PORCH 7PM UNTIL an old fashioned 4th of july celebrationHistoric Downtown Port St. Joe City CommonsParade 6pm Reid AvenueFeaturing ROTC Color Guard Best-Decorated Bicycle contest for kids of all ages (prizes for kids under 12) Best-Decorated Golf CartContestBEST APPLE PIE CONTEST following the parade City Commons$100 FIRST PRIZE!!!PLUS..... Dunking Booth Lemonade Stand Watermelon Seed Spitting Contest Face Painting Hot Dog Eating Contest Live Music: The Boyer Band George, Cletus & Tom Car ShowFOR MORE INFORMATION:Apple Pie Bakeoff Dana at 850-227-3777 Bicycle Decorating Contest Gail at 850-229-6899 Salt Air Farmers Market SPECIAL HOURS 3-7pm John at 404-906-2637Presented by the Merchants Association of Port St. Joe

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COMMUNITY www.starfl.comThursday, June 28, 2012 BPage 1SectionBy TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com The Port St. Joe Downtown Merchants Committee will hold an old-fashioned Fourth of July celebration this coming Wednesday as the area celebrates Independence Day. We want to have a smalltown old-fashioned Fourth of July, said Dana Boyer, chairwoman for the event. This is being funded by the downtown merchants. When we all work together we do great things. The business community appreciates their patrons and wanted to give something back. The festivities will begin at 2 p.m. ET at City Commons Park. A special weekday version of the SaltAir Farmers Market will open with fresh vegetables, fruits, organic grass fed beef and fresh lamb. While shopping at the many craft booths, sip on fresh lemonade or munch on cool watermelon slices. At 4 p.m. there will be a karate demonstration and dance performance in the gazebo at Commons Park and also starting at 4 p.m. will be a car show lined up on Reid Avenue, with everything from antiques to the unusual and vintage on display. At 6 p.m. ET lineup at 5:30 p.m. along First Street for those wishing to participate there will be a red, white and blue-themed parade of bicycles and golf carts, led by the Port St. Joe Police Department, followed by a Port St. Joe re engine and anked by the color guard from Port St. Joe High Schools NJROTC program. Judging will take place at the Commons Park gazebo, with prizes awarded to the best decorated bicycle and best decorated golf cart. There will be prizes for all children under 12 who participate. Follow the parade from First Street down Reid Avenue to City Commons because up next will be a pie baking contest and auction, which will kick off at 6:15 p.m. (see entry form, B5) Those wishing to enter the contest are asked to bake two. First place will earn the winner $100 (donated by Sunset Coastal Grill); second place earns $75 and third place $50. In addition, Steamers will be sponsoring a hot dog eating contest at City Commons, the event to begin at 6:30 p.m. (see entry form B5, B5) There will also be lemonade sold and for the young at heart, a watermelon-seed spitting contest. There will also be a dunking booth, a way to drench an elected of cial or candidate or two during the afternoon and evening as well as face-painting for the youngsters. The George Boyer Band, a.k.a. George, Cletus and Tom, will play at Commons Park beginning at 5 p.m. ET. This event will be giving visitors and residents a place to gather and have fun before the reworks, Marie Todd of the Merchants Committee said. The reworks will be shot from the old paper mill site just after dark. The Gulf County Chamber of Commerce, the Gulf County Tourist Development Council and the Board of County Commissioners provided support in various ways.By TIM CROFT227-7827 | @PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com A campaign to save the Cape San Blas Lighthouse has found a place on the Internet. Last week, the St. Joseph Historical Society Inc. went live with a new website to shine a spotlight into the ether on the effort to save the lighthouse from near-certain extinction at the hands of Mother Nature. And Mother Nature sent Tropical Storm Debby in the direction of the lighthouse this week as a reminder of how perilous the battle has become. The website, www. capesanblaslight.org, offers a panoramic view of the lighthouse and grounds. Visitors to the site may see a number of pictures, several provided by local photographer Debbie Hooper, of the lighthouse, keepers quarters and grounds. The website was created by Rick Lamberson and his team at Bluewater Inet. The threat of the encroaching Gulf of Mexico is also spotlighted in a series of photos, old and new, as the visitor can also take a 360-degree virtual tour of the lighthouse and its surroundings. (One note on the tour, as experience shows: move too fast with the control and it might seem equivalent to a roller coaster. Slow and steady wins the race and provides spectacular viewing.) There is also general Responding to a recent article in The Star regarding a token commemorating the 100th anniversary celebration of the signing of the Florida Constitution and the donation of it to the city of Port St. Joe, local historian, archaeologist and diver Herman Jones brought in the rare coin shown here. The coin was minted by Lenore Brown Clardy of Port St. Joe. Clardy, a former president of the St. Joseph Historical Society, had 480 minted originally, though 20 were later melted down. Made with .999 pure silver, the coins memorialized the sesquicentennial of the signing of the Florida Constitution, a celebration that took place in Port St. Joe in 1988. The coins were sold for $20, according to her nephew, Tyler Smith. Jones had never taken the coin from wrapper until preparing it for a photo last week. Tim Croft Star Staff ReportThe Area Agency on Aging for North Florida, Inc. has announced the availability of funds to assist eligible households with their home energy crisis in the following counties: Gulf, Franklin, Bay, Calhoun, Gadsden, Holmes, Jackson, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty, Madison, Taylor, Wakulla and Washington. To be considered eligible for this program, the applicant household must have at least one individual who is 60 years of age or older, the household income must be within 150 percent of poverty ($18,755 maximum per year for an individual, $3,960 for each additional household member) and the utility bill for the applicant must indicate a past due or immediate threat of disconnection. Other assistance may be provided, according to program guidelines, such as cooling unit repair and connection fees/deposits. For more information or to determine eligibility for assistance, contact the Aging and Disability Resource Center/Elder Helpline at 800-963-5337. The Area Agency on Aging in North Florida Inc. is a private non-pro t organization charged with the responsibility of administering programs in 14 North Florida counties through contracts with the Florida Department of Elder Affairs. Funding available to assist elders with home energy crisis A SILVERY BLAST OF HISTORY An old-fashioned Fourth of JulySPECIAL TO THE STARAbove: Over the years, thousands of dollars in state historic preservation grants have been poured into the lighthouse and grounds, which now includes a gift shop. The lighthouse attracts thousands of visitors each year.Left: This photo from local photographer Debbie Hooper shows the extent of erosion threatening the Cape San Blas Lighthouse. Saving the lighthouse goes viralSee FOURTH B5 See LIGHTHOUSE B5

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SocietyB2 | The Star Thursday, June 28, 2012 Qualications: Expertise in: New Patients WelcomeCall Toll Free888-681-5864 For more info www.seclung.com LUNG AND SLEEP DISORDERS DR. ROB GARVER OFTHEWEEKPET St. Joseph Bay Humane SocietyMeet Judith, a very pretty black and tan lab/shepherd mix female, who weighs 48#. She is about 18 months old and likes other dogs and cats. She is also very eager to please. Judith recently graduated from the DAWGS in prison program. The DAWGS in prison program is an 8-week intensive training program in a work camp setting. Each dog has a handler, caretaker and trainer. All are inmates who are well trained themselves and dedicated to their dogs success. Graduates of the program are crate trained, housetrained, walk well on a leash, and know many commands like sit, stay, come, and down. Please watch the video of her doing her recall command. Dogs are temperament tested prior to admission and must get along well with other dogs and humans. To adopt, please fill out an adoption application. Applications for this dog are available online at www. dawgsinprison.com You can also call Sandi @ 850-229-1431. Adoption fees include our cost of spay/neuter and current vaccinations. Our hours for the shelter are Tuesday-Saturday from 10 am-4 pm! Faiths Thrift Hut is always in need of donations also, and all the proceeds go directly to support the animals in our care! The hours for the store are ThursdaySaturday from 10 am-3 pm. Volunteers are always welcome at both our store and our shelter! Our store and shelter location is 1007 Tenth Street in Port St. Joe! Hope to see you all there soon! www.sjbhumanesociety.org If you are missing a pet or want to adopt a new pet, please check with your local Humane Society or Shelter. Follow us on Facebook: St. Joseph Bay Humane Society Meet Judith, a very pretty black and tan lab/shepherd mix female, who 7008 Highway 98 Port St. Joe, FL 32456 (850) 647-6167 Bryony Linton Andrews and Ricky Jermaine Farmer are happy to announce their engagement. They are planning a May 11, 2013 wedding. Congratulations to Walter and Mildred (Ann) Lewis on their wedding. They were united in marriage on May 4, 2012. The couple will be celebrating with family and friends on Saturday, June 30 at 6 p.m. ET at the Gulf County Senior Citizens building at 120 Library Road in Port St. Joe. Special to The StarPort St. Joe High School Class of 2002: Mark your calendars for Labor Day Weekend 2012 for our 10 year high school reunion festivities. Activities include a welcome happy hour, family beach day and dinner reception. For more information, contact Maclain at maclainbenton@gmail.com or on her cell 227-5803. See you there!Star Staff ReportGulf County Senior Citizens at 120 Library Drive in Port St. Joe are asking for donations of non-perishable foods for our low-income seniors such as juice, canned tuna and chicken, soup or vegetables. Small inexpensive bingo prizes are always needed for our clients that love to play bingo several times a week. We provide a hot nutritious noon meal Monday through Friday to seniors 60 and over. Transportation may be available to our meal sites. Anyone interested in coming to our sites in Port St. Joe or Wewahitchka for meals and activities or who would like to donate any of the items listed above may call Debbie at 229-8466. Most of us know that iron is an essential element in human health. But, it isnt so widely recognized that iron also is vital to plant nutrition. Plants depend on iron for deep green color and vigorous growth. Iron de ciency is one of the most common micronutrient problems affecting woody ornamentals in Florida. Its also the most dif cult to correct. In our sunshine state, most plant nutrient problems are due, in large part, to poor soil. Iron de ciency is no exception our over limed, acid soils, and alkaline sands x iron in a form plants cannot use. Even though theres a lot of iron in the soil, most of it is unavailable to plants. This results in iron de ciency. In this article well describe other causes for iron de ciency, and explain why this particular nutrient is such a problem. Well also discuss some treatments for correcting iron de ciency. My information was provided by Emeritus Extension Urban Horticulture Specialist Dr. Robert Back, of the University of Floridas Institute of Food and Agricultural Science. As I said, iron de ciency is common in over limed, acid soils and alkaline sands. Another cause is an excess of heavy metal, such as copper, zinc, or manganese in the soil. These elements are needed by plants, but, too much of any one may produce iron de ciency. This is especially true of copper. Usually, cholorosis of the leaves is the rst sign of iron de ciency. But leaf cholorosis also is the initial symptom of many other nutrient problems. So, youll have to watch for additional clues to iron de ciency. If the iron problem is not corrected, new leaves will be smaller than normal, and most will have dead spots and burned edges. Leaf drop and dead wood are other indications of iron de ciency. Adding some organic matter such as peat moss or compost before planting will help make the soil more acid. In already planted areas, you can acidify the soil with a mixture of three parts dusting sulfur and one part iron sulfate. Use this mixture at the rate of one pound per 100 square feet, and allow about two months between applications. Remember that acidifying materials should not be used more than three times a year. Once youve made the soil acid, you can apply an appropriate treatment. For wood ornamentals, iron de ciency can be corrected with iron chelates. The kind of chelate you need will depend on the species of plant, the pH of the soil, and the extent of the de ciency. Most chelates are designed to work on acid soils, and will give results within about a month. There are chelated which will work on highly alkaline soils. These compounds tend to be quite expensive, and may take as long as six months to work. The names of these chelates are rather long and confusing. So, we wont mention any now. Just check with your garden supply center, a local nursery, or your County Extension Of ce for suggestions concerning the right kind of iron chelate for your speci c soil problems. For more information on iron de ciency in ornamentals contact the Gulf County Extension Service @ 6393200, 229-2909 or visit our website: gulf.ifas.u .edu. ANDREWS, FARMER ENGAGED CLASS REUNIONIron De ciency in Ornamentals ROY LEE CARTERCounty extension director WEDDING Senior citizens needs your help

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The demand for nurses keeps calling, and Gulf Coast State College keeps answering. On June 7, the largest class of graduates from the 12-year-old Practical Nursing Program at the Gulf/Franklin Campus will pause for their pinning ceremonyall on their way to new jobs. All of them are going to work, in either Bay or Gulf County, said Sharon Milner (RN, BSN), Assistant Coordinator, Practical Nursing and Patient Care Assistant Programs. She is also a proud teacher and cheerleader of these young nurses. Usually we have classes of 24 to 27 or so to graduate, so to have 31 is amazing, and eight of them have perfect attendance. Thats especially impressive. Perfect-attendance graduate Javika King was equally impressed with the program. I loved all my instructors. They were hard on me, but I know it was to make me a better person and a stronger nurse. Perhaps Kings place in this exceptional class was just meant to be. When I was younger, I had a lot of health issues and was in and out of the hospital all the time. I had major surgery in the ninth grade, and I noticed how the nurses cared for me. Since then, I knew I always wanted to be a nurse, too. Kings dream remained strong, propelling the Panama City resident to class in Port St. Joe and training often there as well. Ive been really sick a few times, but still never missed a day of school or getting to the hospital. I was going to make it to class no matter what. Milner noted the strenuous classwork the year-long program requires, plus the clinical time students split between Panama City and Port St. Joe. These students often arent traditional, she explained. They may be older, with families, children, and other commitments, plus they have the driving distance to the hospitals. But the rigorous schedule pays off. These newest graduates will sit for their national exams in mid-July from the Board of Nursing, and the job outlook remains strong, close to home or away. These 31 new nurses are giving back to the community in valuable work, bringing a better quality of life to themselves, their families and their patients. That spirit is part of Kings life now and to come. Im so excited about being a nurse. Nothing could stop me because I had plans, and this programs meant so much to me. King already has an Associate in Arts degree in Nursing and plans to earn her RN degree as well while she works, headed toward her ultimate goal of becoming a nurse in the U.S. Air Force. Milner started this Practical Nursing program when she arrived 13 years ago, and the years havent shaved an octave off the pride in her voice. We had to write this program and present all the information to the Board of Nursing, she recalled of their efforts in the beginning. Through a selective admissions process, in June of every year, GCSC enrolls up to 36 students. A short 12 months later, the graduates are prepared to begin a whole new career and a promising future. The Pinning Ceremony is 6 p.m. ET Thursday, June 7 at the Gulf/Franklin Campus. The 2012 graduates of the GCSC Practical Nursing Program (*perfect attendance): Rebecca L. Barnes, Heather D. Billingsley, Sophia J. Conerly, *Lenka K. Doran, Victoria L. Dunn, Jessie D. Faircloth, Stephanie K. Gragg, *Regina M. Henderson, Brandy N. Hicks-Lewis, James M. Hodges, *Terrah M. Huckeba, Hellena L. Johnson, Karie M. Jones, Ariel N. Kemp, *Javika K. King, Theresa A. Kunkel, Anna M. Martinez, Clarissa Joy McAlpin, *Kim M. Nobles, *Krystal M. Ramos, Vanessa R. Rhodes, Shelby D. Richards, Amanda C. Rotan, Courtney L. Shiver, *Abricka S. Smith, Angelita T. Stephens, Morgan L. Swiech, *Amber A. Tharp, Bernice M. Westfall, Ashley D. Zingarelli and Jordyn L. Zingarelli. School NewsThe Star| B3Thursday, June 28, 2012 FREE DIABETES EDUCATION CLASSES EACH WEEK TWO LOCATIONS, TWO TIMES! 10:00AMWEEMS MEDICAL CENTER EAST 110 NE 5TH ST CARRABELLE 697-23455:00PMWEEMS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL 135 AVENUE G APALACHICOLA 653-8853 X101 Classes taught by Erica Ceska, Registered DietitianEVERYONE WELCOME! 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 RE-ELECTLINDA WOOD SCHOOL BOARD, DISTRICT 3 ITS ALL ABOUT THE KIDSPaid for and approved by Linda Wood, candidate for School Board District 3(Pd.Pol.Ad.) HAYS, KAN-James Wiley of Port St. Joe has graduated from Fort Hays State University with a B.S. in organizational leadership. Wiley is one of 1,683 undergraduate and 261 graduate students who completed requirements for associate, bachelor and graduate degrees in the spring 2012 semester. Fort Hays State Universitys announcement of degrees includes only graduates whose transcripts and records have been veri ed as meeting all requirements for the degrees listed. FHSU does not release the list until all the graduates have been veri ed, a process that takes several weeks after the end of the semester.Special to The StarKatherine Katie Lacour, a graduating senior of Port St. Joe High School, is the recipient of the R.A. Driesbach, Sr. Lodge #77 Knights of Pythias Scholarship for 2012. Katie, an honor graduate and inductee to the Port St. Joe High School Hall of Fame, is also a member of the Student Government Association, Keyettes, Senior Executive Board and Lady Shark volleyball, basketball and softball teams. Katie has met the admissions criteria and has been accepted to Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, La. as a beginning freshman for the Fall 2012 term. In her essay entitled Qualities of a Good Friend Katie wrote, In my opinion a good friend should have the following qualities: trust, loyalty, honesty, be supportive, helpful, and must be a good listener. Trust is the key to any friendship, without trust a friendship will not work at all. . I have to admit that I am jealous of how strong a friendship Damon and Pythias have in the story. I dont have a friend that would put their life on the line for me like these men did, but I would love to have that much trust in someone and for them to have so much trust in me as well. After reading the story of Damon and Pythias I can honestly say that those men are the de nition of friendship and are true friends. R.A. Driesbach, Sr. Lodge # 77 Knights of Pythias Port St. Joe, Florida Scholarship is awarded to an outstanding graduating senior of Port St. Joe High School entering a college, university or vocational school. Applicants are considered based on their leadership abilities, extracurricular activities, scholastic achievement, community service and their exemplication of the friendship of Damon and Pythias. GCSC nursing graduates get 100 percent job placementLargest Practical Nursing Class Graduated June 7 James Wiley earns degree SPECIAL TO THE STARKenneth Monette presents Katie Lacour with the Pythian Scholarship during last months graduation exercises at Port St. Joe High School.Lacour awarded Pythian Scholarship

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FAITHThursday, June 28, 2012 Page B4This business invites you to visit the church of your choice this week. www.starfl.com COMFORTER FUNERAL HOMEW. P. Rocky ComforterL.F.D.(850) 227-1818 Jerry Arhelger, SOUTHERLAND FAMILY FUNERAL HOME507 10th Street Port St. Joe(850) 229-8111 TO KNOW CHRIST AND TO MAKE HIMKNOWNST. JAMES EPISCOPAL CHURCH800 22ND STREET, PORT ST. JOE8:00 and 11:00 a.m. (EST) Sunday School 9:45 www.stjamesepiscopalchurch.orgCome worship with us! Rector Father Tommy Dwyer St. Peters Church, ACC(Traditional Services 1928 BCP) Morning Prayer & Holy Communion Sunday...............10:00 A.M. Community Healing Service 6:00 P.M. 4th Thursday of Every MonthThe Rev. Dr. D. Pete Windham, Priest The Rev Lou Little, Deacon Services Temporarily at Senior Citizens Center, 120 Library DriveAn Unchanging Faith In A Changing World Morning Prayer & Holy Communion Sunday...............10:00 A.M.The Rev. Lou Little, PriestServices Temporarily at Senior Citizens Center, 120 Library Drive An Unchanging Faith In A Changing World 5:00 & 6:00 p.m.Pastor Josh Fidler www.faithchristianpsj.net (850) 229-6707 9:45 10:30 10:45 6:00 Our Church can be your homeFirst Church of the Nazarene2420 Long Avenue Port St. Joe, Florida 32456 (850) 229-9596 Give unto the Lord the glory due His name, worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness. Psalm 29:2Sunday School............................10 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship ...........11 a.m. Sunday Evening Worship ..............6 p.m. Wednesday Evening Service ....... 7 p.m. A Spirit Filled Outreach Oriented Word of Faith ChurchHOME OF THE POWERHOUSE YOUTHMINISTRIESPastors Andrew & Cathy Rutherford Welcome you to worship with us: Sunday 10:30am SundayNight Prayer 6pm Wednesday 7pm www.familylifechurch.net 323Reid Ave ~ Downtown Port St. Joe, FL ~ 850-229-5433 Deborah Tuttle Wednesday: Children: 6:15 p.m. ET Youth: 6:15 p.m. ET Choir: 7:00 p.m. ET First Baptist Church 102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE Buddy Caswell, Minister of Music & Education Bobby Alexander,Minister to StudentsNew Service Schedule for First Baptist ChurchSunday School & Worship Service .................. 9:00 am Sunday School & Worship Service ................. 10:30 am Sunday Evening Adult Bible Study ................. 6:00 pm Wednesday Night Supper .......................... 5:30 pm Wednesday Night Adult Prayer Meeting ............. 6:30 pm Wednesday Night Children's Ministry activities ....... 6:30 pm Wednesday Night Youth Ministry activities ........... 6:30 pm www.fbcpsj.org Wednesday Night Youth Ministry activities www.fbcpsj.org Jeff Pinder Pastor SundaySunday School.............9:00 am Worship Service............10:30 am Youth Groups...............5:30 pm New Service Schedule for First Baptist ChurchSunday School & Worship Service .................. 9:00 am WednesdayWednesday Night Supper..............5:00 6:15 pm ............................5:45 6:10 pm Nursery........................................6:00 7:30 pm .......................................6:15 7:30 pm Surrender Student Ministry...........6:15 7:30 pm The Unshakable Truth Journey.....6:15 7:30 pm Celebration Choir Rehearsal........6:30 7:30 pm Prayer Meeting...........................6:30 7:30 pm Praise Band.............................7:30 9:00 pm(Rehearsal in Sanctuary) SUNDAY : WORSHIP AT SUNSETPARK 8 AM 11 AM ON THE 2ND SUNDAY OF THE MONTH SUNDAY: BIBLE CLASS 9:30 AM SATURDAY : COFFEE TIME 9 11 AM MONDAY : LIFETREE CAF 7 PM WEDNESDAY: MENS BIBLE STUDY 8 AM & WOMENS BIBLE STUDY 5 PM1602 Hwy 98, Mexico Beach, FL Special to The StarFaith Christian School is now taking applications for the 20122013 school year. Faith Christian students follow a challenging curriculum and excel in reading, language arts, and mathematics a caring staff promotes a friendly learning environment while individualized instruction ensures that every child learns and is challenged, therefore a students potential is maximized. Preschool class sizes are limited, but there are still available spots in K3 and K4. K3 students are taught basic learning skills, while K4 students take academics a little farther by learning how to read. Social skills are emphasized to young scholars through structured activities and outside play. A competitive tuition fee allows your child a quality Christian education from the start. Call 229-6707 or visit our web site at www.FaithChristianPSJ.net for more information. Christ braved the shadow of the cross, to bring us sunshine of eternal life. Why cant people live in peace, instead of wars and strife? I wonder what Barabbas thought as he looked on Jesus face? Do you think with gratitude, he might have said, thank God he took my place? It was not a martyrs death He died, on the cross at Calvary. It was a willing sacri ce; His life for you and me. He healed the sick, the lame, and also raised the dead. He fed ve thousand men with two sh and ve loaves of bread. He made life easier for all He would touch. He left a pattern for us. Why cant we do as much? He took the place of all who believe, what love, what grace. With a heart full of love and gratitude, I thank God He took my place. Billy JohnsonRevival services at Philadelphia PrimitiveRevival Services will be held at Philadelphia Primitive Baptist Church July 9-13, 7:30 p.m. ET nightly. The Elder Keith Cloud of Gretna, FL will be the evangelist for the week. Pastor Jessie Hawkins and the Philadelphia Church congregation extend a cordial invitation to the Port St. Joe and other communities to come and be blessed through the power of Gods holy word. The Church is located on Avenue D. Thank God He took my place The Lions Tale The Lions TALE Faith BRIEF ATLANTA (AP) Christian rapper Lecrae rst came to Atlanta as a teenager for a youth conference in 1999, but what ultimately convinced him to lay down roots here was its thriving gospel music scene. Atlanta is just a musical hub, said the 32-year-old, who moved from Houston three years ago. There are a slew of producers, engineers, artists and writers. Theres a wealth of outlets here, and its a community of artists who are here as well. Thats a major reason why I came here. Atlanta has become a key place of business for many of the heavyweights in gospel and Christian music, like Marvin Sapp, Mary Mary, Kirk Franklin and Jason Crabb. They ock to the city known to some as gospels Hollywood because of its ourishing R&B and hiphop scene, an evolving television market, a variety of Christian and gospel record labels, and a plethora of mega churches. Some of the industrys best, such as Francesca Battistelli, the group Casting Crowns, Chris Tomlin and Dottie Peoples, reside in the city or in the suburban areas. Atlanta is becoming like the new Los Angeles, said Sapp, the chart-topping gospel singer from Grand Rapids, Mich. Everybody and their momma are shooting all types of lms here, he added. Its becoming a regular hotbed for the entertainment eld. And because of that, gospel is coming here as well. People are connecting. Its becoming a very viable place for gospel artists to excel and be successful musically. Recently, the 43rd annual Dove Awards took place at the popular Fox Theatre in Atlanta for the second straight year. The show, which celebrates Christian and gospel music, had all the glitz and glamour of a high-pro le awards show, with more than 250 media outlets on the red carpet. The rising support of the genre in Atlanta is what convinced Gospel Music Association organizers to move the Doves to the city in 2011. The ceremony started in Memphis and was held in Nashville, Tenn., for more than four decades. GMA board chairman Mitchell Solarek said organizers felt Atlanta has a larger media reach with more radio and television outlets to support the show. With GMC formerly the Gospel Music Channel based in Atlanta, Solarek called the move a no brainer. The network aired the awards in April. Even though Nashville is touted as the music capital of the world, the media is not as broad there as it is in Atlanta, he said. Gospel artists seek to advance careers in Atlanta

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Before you decide, ask us to send you free written information dbutler@coastalcoverage.com Locally owned and operated Home Business Auto Health Workers Comp FOURTH from page B1 LIGHTHOUSE from page B1information about the lighthouse and amenities, including gift shop, recent newspaper articles about the lighthouse and, most importantly, two numbers representing a current total of money raised and a goal. That goal, just north of $370,000, is what is estimated to be required to move the Cape San Blas Lighthouse to the bayfront in Port St. Joe. The website is to let people know what it is, said Charlotte Pierce with the St. Joseph Historical Society Inc. We are trying to raise awareness, and we are trying to raise money. Thus far, the effort has garnered a $25,000 donation from the Florida Lighthouse Association as well as another $452 in contributions from its board members. Two board members donated $100 each and the treasurer of the association, asked by his wife to clean out a closet of lighthouse memorabilia in order to make room for more, cleaned the closet and sold $250 worth of items at the last association board meeting. He donated the cash to the effort to save the Cape San Blas Lighthouse. That was pretty special of them, Pierce said. The effort also received $2 in bunched up bills, provided, Pierce theorized, by either a very young child or a senior in the community. The Historical Society donated $5,000. In addition, the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse Association, which has some expertise in the area, has volunteered to perform the moving and refurbishing of the lens within the Cape San Blas Lighthouse, greasing a signi cant wheel for any move. Hopefully we can generate interest and get something going on this, Pierce said of the website. If we dont, we are going to lose it. Even if the money needed to move the lighthouse was in hand this week, however, there would be some governmental hurdles to overcome. Though originally of the thought that Elgin AFBs decision to freely donate the lighthouse to the city of Port St. Joe would be a simple task, local of cials have learned there is a bit of red tape to cut through. The Air Force will have to declare the lighthouse and grounds excess, or surplus, property to the General Services Administration, a step that had not occurred at press time. The GSA must in turn issue a notice of availability on the property and the National Park Service of the U.S. Department of Interior, would then provide applications to any interested parties. Ultimately, the Department of the Interior would submit to the GSA the party identi ed as most appropriate to take control of the property. We were hoping for a much easier solution, Pierce said. We are dealing with time-sensitive issues, as far as the coast and the rapid erosion. That erosion continued in earnest this week, as TS Debby and associated waves and winds lashed the coastal areas around the lighthouse, moving the coastline another 10 feet landward, according to Port St. Joe Mayor Mel Magidson. A real concern is becoming the narrow road that is the lone access to the grounds and is in threat of being undermined if the water advances much further. Im hopeful, Pierce said of the effort to save the lighthouse. Im optimistic. This shows it is a community event, Boyer said. For contact information on the pie baking contest, contact Boyer at 227-3777. For more information about the parade and other events, contact Gail Alsobrook at 229-6899. For those wishing to participate in the SaltAir Farmers Market, which will run from 2-7 p.m. ET, contact John Parker at 404-906-2637.Mexico BeachThe folks at the Mexico Beach Special Events Committee have assembled a day of activities on the Fourth of July. Things get started early with a 5K race that starts at Under the Palms Park on Seventh Street. Those wishing to participate can pre-register at the Mexico Beach Welcome Center. The cost is $10 to enter and includes a free Tshirt. Registration on July 4 will begin at 6 a.m. CT. The cost on race day is $15 and includes a free T-shirt while supplies last. The race will be completed by 11:30 a.m. A Kids Fishing Rodeo will begin at 9:30 a.m. CT at Canal Park. The event, which will last until 11 a.m. CT, is free and open to all youngsters who wish to participate. All those kids have to do is bring their own pole bait will be supplied. Registration is at Canal Park at July 4 and hot dogs will be sizzling for all the kids and their parents. The reworks will go off around 8:30 p.m. CT from the Mexico Beach City Pier.WewahitchkaThe City of Wewahitchka will conduct their Independence Day festivities two days later, on Friday, July 6. The activities get started at 5 p.m. CT at T. L. James Park on the south end of town. The Dixie Youth Baseball teams will be offering a range of activities for the young at heart of all ages. The reworks will go up and light the sky just after dark, roughly 8:30-8:45 p.m. CT on July 6. STEAMERS HOT DOGSFirst Annual Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest When: Wednesday, July 4, 6:30 p.m. After the Parade Where: Gazebo at City Commons, Port St Joe ENTRY FORM Name: _________________________________ Address: _______________________________ Phone Number: _________________________ Email: _________________________________ First, Second, and Third Place Prizes Awarded! How Many Dogs Can You Eat? Take The Challenge! Win free Hot Dogs For A Year! Entries Must Be Received By July 2nd at Steamers. Corner of Reid Ave & 2nd St. Ten Entries to Be Selected! PORT ST JOE MERCHANTS 4TH OF JULYApple Pie Contest Entry Form Name__________________________________ Address________________________________ City________________________ Phone______________________ Email__________________________________ All pies must be home baked and from scratch Each contestant will donate two pies, one for tasting and one for auction. Proceeds bene t PSJ merchants. I do certify that that no prepared products were used while baking this pie. Signature of baker_______________________ Criteria for Judging Presentation 20 percent Taste 50 percent Crust 15 percent Originality 15 percent First Prize $100 Second prize $ 75 Third Prize $ 50 All pies delivered to City Commons for registration at 5 p.m. on July 4. For Info Dana Boyer 227-3777

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B6| The Star Thursday, June 28, 2012 CLASSIFIEDS 87540S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Wells Fargo Bank OBO Tax Liens the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Tax Sale Certificate No. 349 Application No. 2012-26 Date of Issuance: May 28, 2010 R.E. No. 01511-060R Description of Property: Commence at the Northeast Corner of the Northwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter of Section 2, Township 4 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida; thence run North 89 degrees 50 minutes 50 seconds West, along the Northerly Boundary line of said Section 2, for a distance of 492.15 feet; thence leaving said Northerly Boundary line of Section 2, run South 00 degrees 28 minutes 57 seconds West for a distance of 37.58 feet to the approximate Southerly Right-of-Way line of Kate Glass Road per County maintenance and occupation for the POINT OF BEGINNING. From said Point of Beginning, thence continue South 00 degrees 28 minutes 57 seconds West for a distance of 218.00 feet; thence run North 89 degrees 31 minutes 02 seconds West for a distance of 100.00 feet; thence run North 00 degrees 28 minutes 57 seconds East for a distance of 218.00 feet to the aforesaid approximate Southerly Right-of-Way line of Kate Glass Road per County maintenance and occupation; thence run South 89 degrees 31 minutes 02 seconds East along said approximate Southerly Right-of-Way line, for a distance of 100.00 feet to the Point of Beginning. Said lands lying in and being a portion of the Northwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter of Section 2, Township 4 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida and having an area of 0.500 Acres, more or less. Name in which assessed: Harold C Lester & Robin L. Lester. 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 18th day of July, 2012. Dated this 12th day of June, 2012. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk June 14, 21, 28, July 5, 2012 87538S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Wells Fargo Bank OBO Tax Liens the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Tax Sale Certificate No. 482 Application No. 2012-25 Date of Issuance: May 28, 2010 R.E. No. 01888-180R Description of Property: Commence at a 4 square concrete monument marking the Southwest Corner of Oak Gardens Unit II, according to the official map or plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 6, Page 20, in the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida; thence North 00 Degrees 00 Minutes 43 Seconds West along the West, boundary line of Oak Gardens Unit II, 10.00 feet; thence South 89 Degrees 05 Minutes 48 Seconds West, along the Northerly right of way boundary line of Pridgeon Street, 114.00 feet for the POINT OF BEGINNING. From said Point of Beginning, continue South 89 Degrees 05 Minutes 48 Seconds West, 50.00 feet; thence leaving said right of way boundary line, North 00 Degrees 00 Minutes 43 Seconds West, 105.00 feet; thence North 89 Degrees 05 Minutes 48 Seconds East, 50.00 feet; thence South 00 Degrees 00 Minutes 43 Seconds East, 105.00 feet to the Point of Beginning. Said parcel having an area of 0.12 acres, more or less. Name in which assessed: Taunton Development 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 18th day of July, 2012. Dated this 12th day of June, 2012. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk June 14, 21, 28, July 5, 2012 87650S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION: CASE NO.: 08-00336 TAYLOR, BEAN & WHITAKER MORTGAGE CORPORATION, Plaintiff, vs. JASON BRIAN WARD; MARTHA WARD; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DEBBIE FOREHAND HANNA A/K/A DEBBIE FOREHAND/ DROP; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JASON BRIAN WARD; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MARTHA WARD; JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANT (S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Resetting Foreclosure Sale dated the 12th day of June, 2012, and entered in Case No. 08-00336, of the Circuit Court of the 14TH Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida, wherein TAYLOR, BEAN & WHITAKER MORTGAGE CORPORATION is the Plaintiff and JASON BRIAN WARD, MARTHA WARD, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DEBBIE FOREHAND HANNA A/K/A DEBBIE FOREHAND/ DROP, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JASON BRIAN WARD, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MARTHA WARD, JOHN DOE, and JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANT (S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the, FRONT LOBBY OF THE GULF COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 1000 5TH STREET, PORT ST. JOE, FL 32456, 11:00 AM on the 12th day of July, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOTS 10 AND 12, BLOCK 15, CORRECTIVE REPLAT OF TWIN LAKES, UNIT NO. 1, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 42, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA.TOGETHER WITH A 2006 DEER VALLEY DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE HOME WITH VIN#S; DVAL10601231A, DVAL10601231B. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator by mail at P.O. Box 1089, Panama City, FL 32402 or by phone at (850) 747-5338 at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days. If you are hearing impaired, please call 711. Dated this 15th day of June, 2012. REBECCA NORRIS Clerk Of The Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk Attorney for Plaintiff: Law Offices of Marshall C. Watson, P.A. 1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120 Telephone: (954) 453-0365 Facsimile: (954) 771-6052 Toll Free: 1-800-441-2438 June 28, July 5, 2012 87542S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Wells Fargo Bank OBO Tax Liens the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Tax Sale Certificate No. 1351 Application No. 2012-27 Date of Issuance: May 28, 2010 R.E. No. 05444-010R Description of Property: Lot 6, Block 89, according to the Official map of the City of Port St. Joe, Florida, recorded in the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. Name in which assessed: Steven P. Kerigan 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 18th day of July, 2012. Dated this 12th day of June, 2012. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk June 14, 21, 28, July 5, 2012 87658S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 23-2008-CA-000045 DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS INDENTURE TRUSTEE, ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDERS OF THE TERWIN MORTGAGE TRUST 2007-4HE ASSET-BACKED SECURITIES, SERIES 2007-4HE, WITHOUT RECOURSE, Plaintiff, vs. LYDIA LONG, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated June 12th, 2012, and entered in Case No. 23-2008-CA-000045 of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida in which Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, As Indenture Trustee, On Behalf Of The Holders Of The Terwin Mortgage Trust 2007-4he Asset-backed Securities, Series 2007-4he, Without Recourse, is the Plaintiff and Lydia Long, Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems. Inc., Jane Doe, John Doe n/k/a Christopher Aaron Pitts, are defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in/on the front lobby, Gulf County Clerk of Court office, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL 32456, Gulf County, Florida at 11:00 A.M ET on the 12th day of July, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: COMMENCE AT A POINT OF INTERSECTION OF THE NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY LINE OF CREEKVIEW DRIVE AND THE EAST BOUNDARY LINE OF SECTION 10, TOWNSHIP 4 SOUTH, RANGE 10 WEST, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE GO NORTH 60 DEGREES 33 MINUTES 18 SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY LINE FOR A DISTANCE OF 318.28 FEET; THENCE GO NORTH 29 DEGREES 50 MINUTES 24 SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY LINE FOR A DISTANCE OF 315.24 FEET; THENCE GO NORTH 39 DEGREES 14 MINUTES 51 SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY LINE FOR A DISTANCE OF 151.92 FEET FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING. FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING CONTINUE NORTH 39 DEGREES 14 MINUTES 51 SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY LINE FOR A DISTANCE OF 88.61 FEET; THENCE DEPARTING SAID NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY LINE, GO NORTH 42 DEGREES 13 MINUTES 09 SECONDS EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 431.13 FEET TO THE CENTERLINE OF STONE MILL CREEK; THENCE ALONG THE CENTERLINE OF STONE MILL CREEK THE FOLLOWING COURSES AND DISTANCES; NORTH 03 DEGREES 08 MINUTES 17 SECONDS EAST, 24.49 FEET; SOUTH 46 DEGREES 41 MINUTES 24 SECONDS EAST, 51.37 FEET; SOUTH 61 DEGREES 14 MINUTES 54 SECONDS EAST, 31.82 FEET; SOUTH 88 DEGREES 35 MINUTES 58 SECONDS EAST, 24.27 FEET; THENCE DEPARTING THE CENTERLINE OF STONE MILL CREEK, GO SOUTH 46 DEGREES 05 MINUTES 50 SECONDS WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 450.40 FEET, TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. SAID PARCEL HAVING AN AREA OF 1.0 ACRES, MORE OR LESS. A/K/A 461 E CREEKVIEW DRIVE WEWAHITCHKA, FL 32465 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated in Gulf County, Florida this 15th day of June, 2012. REBECCA NORRIS Clerk of the Circuit Court Gulf County, Florida By:BA Baxter Deputy Clerk Attorney for Plaintiff: Albertelli Law P.O. Box 23028 Tampa, FL 33623 (813)221-4743 If you area 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. The above is to be published in the The Star 135 Highway 98, Port St. Joe, FL 32456. June 28, July 5, 2012 87660S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 23-2011-CA-000266 FIFTH THIRD MORTGAGE COMPANY, Plaintiff, vs. NANCY L. OROURKE; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF NANCY L. OROURKE; MORRIS A. LINKINS, JR.; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MORRIS A. LINKINS, JR.; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANTS), IF REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANTS); FIFTH THIRD MORTGAGE COMPANY; WHETHER DISSOLVED OR PRESENTLY EXISTING, TOGETHER WITH ANY GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, OR TRUSTEES OF SAID DEFENDANTS) AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST DEFENDANTS); UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause, in the Circuit Court of Gulf County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in Gulf County, Florida, described as: Lot 3, Block E, PENINSULA ESTATES SUBDIVISION, according to the plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 11, of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. A/K/A 7651 Robinwood Drive Port St. Joe, FL 32456 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, At south en Cce of the courthouse, 1000 Cecil Consit Blvd, Port St. Joe, FL 32456 at 11:00 a.m., on July 12th, 2012. DATED THIS ,15th DAY OF June, 2012. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Witness, my hand and seal of this court on the 15th day of June, 2012. REBECCA NORRIS Clerk of the Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk Attorney for Plaintiff: Law Offices of Daniel C. Consuegra 9204 King Palm Drive Tampa, FL 33619-1328 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 Court Administration at P.O. Box 826, Marianna, Florida, 32447. Phone number 850-718-0026, Email: ADARequest@ jud14.flcourts. Hearing & Voice Impaired: 1-800-955-8771 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. June 28, July 5, 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 87704S NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAW PURSUANT TO SECTION 865.09, FLORIDA STATUTES NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of INVASSCON located at 701 Gulf Aire Drive, in the County of GULF, in the City of Port St Joe, Florida 32456 intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahasse, Florida. Dated at Panama City, Florida, this 22nd day of June, 2012. LOYD CHESSER Owner June 28, 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 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 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 87847S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 12-104-CA CENTENNIAL BANK, An Arkansas banking corporation, successor in interest to Bayside Savings Bank, Plaintiff, vs. S & M PROPERTIES, LLC, a Florida limited liability company, MICHAEL L. BURKETT, a/k/a MICHAEL L. BURKETT JR., CHARLES A. DAVIS, a/k/a CHARLES ALLEN DAVIS, STEPHANIE M. DAVIS, a/k/a STEPHANIE MARIE DAVIS, and unknown tenants or other unknown persons in possession, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION To: MICHAEL L. BURKETT, JR. AND UNKNOWN TENANTS OR OTHER UNKNOWN PERSONS IN POSSESSION YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following real property in GULF County, Florida: Commencing at the Northwest corner of Southeast 1/4 of Northeast 1/4 of Section 31, Township 5 South, Range 11 West, and run South for 320 feet to south line of County Road, thence run East for 334 feet to Point of Beginning, thence continue to run East for 236 feet, thence run South for 325 feet, thence run West 236 feet, thence run North for 325 feet to the Point of Beginning, same lying and being in Section 31, Township 5 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Barbara Sanders, Sanders and Duncan, P.A., the plaintiffs attorney, whose address is P.O. Box 157, Apalachicola, Florida 32320, on or before 30 days of the last date of publication, and file the original with

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CLASSIFIEDSThursday, June 28, 2012 The Star | B7 BP Claims ProgramThis communication includes new information and claims procedures for individuals and businesses The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana has granted preliminary apby the terms of the settlement unless the class member timely exercises the class members right Access to forms All claim forms for the BP Claims Program must be submitted in one of the following ways: By mail: By email: By fax: Additional information: Online: By Phone: 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 requirethe 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. ToPlace Your Classified ad inCall Our New Numbers Now!Call: 850-747-5020 Toll Free: 800-345-8688 Fax: 850-747-5044 Email: thestar@pcnh.com thetimes@pcnh.com theAPALACHICOLA & CARRABELLETIMES CALLOURNEWNUMBERSNOW CALLOURNEWNUMBERSNOW the clerk of this Court, BECKY NORRIS, Gulf County Clerk of Court, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida 32456, 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 or petition. DATED this 8th day of June, 2012. BECKY NORRIS Clerk of the Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk June 21, 28, 2012 87931S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEEN JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO.: 2302011 CA 00311 CA FLAGSTAR BANK FSB, Plaintiff, vs. DENNIS R. PARRISH; AMY L. PARRISH; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2, et al. Defendant. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated June 12, 2012 and entered in 2302011 CA 00311 CA of the Circuit Court of the FOURTEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida, wherein FLAGSTAR BANK FSB, is the Plaintiff and DENNIS R. PARRISH; AMY L. PARRISH; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2 are the Defendant(s). Benny Lister as the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Front Lobby, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL 32456, at 11:00 A.M. ET on July 12, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: PARCEL 1 BEGINNING AT THE SW CORNER OF THE SW OF THE NE OF SECTION 25, TOWNSHIP 4 SOUTH, RANGE 10 WEST AND RUN NORTH 140 FEET IN C.W. ALDERSENS ADDITION TO THE TOWN OF WEWAHITCHKA; THENCE RUN EAST 105 FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 140 FEET, THENCE RUN WEST 105 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. PARCEL 2 NORTH 11 FEET OF THE WEST 105 FEET OF THE NW OF SECTION 25, TOWNSHIP 4 SOUTH, RANGE 10 WEST, LESS ROAD RIGHT OF WAY. SAID LAND BEING AND LYING IN THE COUNTY OF GULF, FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 15th day of June, 2012. Rebecca L. Norris As Clerk of the Court By: B.A. Baxter As Deputy Clerk June 21, 28, 2012 87911S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.: 12-27-PR IN RE: ESTATE OF MARIE BETTY CHISHOLM Deceased. NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION The administration of the estate of MARIE BETTY CHISHOLM, deceased, whose date of death was May 2, 2012 is pending in the Circuit Court for Gulf County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the decedents estate must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is June 21, 2012. Personal Representatives: Michael Chisholm 1106 Long Avenue Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Attorney for Personal Representative: Charles A. Costin FL Bar No. 699070 P O Box 98 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 (850)-227-1159 June 21, 28, 2012 87941S PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Gulf County Board of County Commissioners will hold a public hearing to consider adoption of the following amendments and Ordinances with the following titles: 1) AN ORDINANCE OF THE COUNTY OF GULF, IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA TO REGULATE AND CONTROL THE APPLICATION, REVIEW, PERMITTING PROCESSES AS WELL AS THE REGULATION AND ANNUAL EVALUATION OF ANY AND ALL HOMELESS SHELTERS; PROVIDING FOR APPROPRIATE LOCATIONS FOR SUCH FACILITIES; PROVIDING FOR ENFORCEMENT; ADOPTING A HEARING PROCEDURE, PROVIDING FINES AND PENALTIES FOR ENFORCEMENT; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL OF ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT HEREWITH; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. 2) AN ORDINANCE OF THE COUNTY OF GULF, IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA AMENDING NUISANCE ORDINANCE 99-06, PROVIDING ADDITIONAL LANGUAGE AND FURTHER DEFINITION OF NUISANCE AS ANY ACTIVITY CONDUCTED ON A PROPERTY WITHIN THE COUNTY REQUIRING THE PRESENCE OF LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS ON FIVE OR MORE OCCASIONS OF ANY THIRTY DAY PERIOD; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. *Complete Ordinance on file in the Clerks Office* A first public reading and introduction 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. A second reading in addition to a public hearing and consideration will be held during the Gulf County Board of County Commissioners Regular Meeting on Tuesday, July 10, 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 Ordinances and referenced amendments. 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 Ordinances and amendments are 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 June 29, July 5, 2012 87957S PUBLIC NOTICE Northwest Florida Transportation Corridor Authority (NWFTCA) Meeting Notice. The NWFTCA recently commissioned HDR Engineering, Inc. to prepare a major update to their regional Master Plan, originally adopted in 2007. As part of the initial phase of the update, HDR is working with key stakeholders (Florida DOT, FHWA, city and county reps., etc.) and the Authority to help analyze future transportation projects by assessing their respective economic benefits, developing an investment plan and proposing viable funding strategies. As part of this process, workshops were held in March 2012. A second series of workshops will be held at two alternate locations: July 10, 2012, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm Central Time at the Days Inn & Suites, Navarre Conference Center, Room D, located at 8700 Navarre Parkway, Navarre, Florida and July 11, 2012, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm Central Time at the Florida State University Holley Academic Center, Panama City Campus, Room A301, located at 4750 Collegiate Drive, Panama City, Florida. Any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this meeting is asked to advise the Corridor Authority at least 48 hours prior to the meeting by contacting Alicia Stephen at (850) 429-8905 or by email Alicia.Stephen@hdrinc.com. Please RSVP by July 6, 2012 if you plan to attend. June 28, 2012 87981S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 23-2012-CA-000118 DIVISION: WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, vs. STEPHEN HELMS A/K/A STEPHEN BENNETT HELMS, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION TO: THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF STEPHEN HELMS A/K/A STEPHEN BENNETT HELMS LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 221 BRYAN SETTERICH WEWAHITCHKA, FL 32465-3103 CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT (S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: UNKNOWN CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in GULF County, Florida: LOT 2, BLOCK B: A PARCEL OF LAND LYING AND BEING IN THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 36, TOWNSHIP 3 SOUTH, RANGE 10 WEST, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 36, THENCE GO SOUTH 00 DEGREES 20 MINUTES 39 SECONDS WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 20.22 FEET TO THE NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY LINE OF BRIAN SETTERICH ROAD (HAVING A 70 FOOT WIDE RIGHT OF WAY); THENCE GO SOUTH 88 DEGREES 46 MINUTES 04 SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY LINE OF A DISTANCE OF 446.35 FEET FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING. FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING CONTINUE SOUTH 88 DEGREES 46 MINUTES 04 SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY LINE FOR A DISTANCE OF 177.00 FEET; THENCE DEPARTING SAID NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY LINE, GO NORTH 01 DEGREE 21 MINUTES 11 SECONDS WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 246.10 FEET: THENCE GO NORTH 88 DEGREES 46 MINUTES 04 SECONDS EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 177.00 FEET: THENCE GO SOUTH 01 DEGREES 21 MINUTES 11 SECONDS EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 246.10 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. A/K/A LOT 2, BLOCK B, CRESTWOOD ACRES, UNRECORDED has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses within 30 days after the first publication, if any, on Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L., Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is 4919 Memorial Highway, Suite 200, Tampa, Florida 33634, and file the original with this Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint or petition. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court on this 14th day of June, 2012. Rebecca L. Norris Clerk of the Court By: B.A. Baxter As Deputy Clerk **See Americans with Disabilities Act 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. ADA Coordinator P.O. Box 1089 Panama City, FL 32402 Phone: 850-747-5338 Fax: (850) 747-5717 Hearing Impaired: Dial 711 Email: ADARequest@ jud14.flcourts.org F12002310 June 28, July 5, 2012 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. HospitalityRESORT VACATION PROPERTIESAccepting applications *Full-time front desk clerk w/great benefits. *Part-time seasonal housecleaning inspectors. Both positions require weekend work. Apply in person 9-5 weekdays at 123 W Gulf Beach Dr, St. George Island Install/Maint/RepairDiesel MechanicWith own tools, full time position. Extensive light, medium, and heavy equipment experience required. For immediate interview send resumes to Blind Box 3399 c/o The News Herald, P.O. Box 1940, Panama City, FL 32402 Web ID#: 34214643 Text FL14643 to 56654 Medical/HealthNursing Faculty,AssociateRN Program9-month (PC Campus) -Requires MSN with min. 2 yrs. experience in adult medical-surgical nursing + have current BCLS & an unencumbered FLRN license upon starting job. Teaching exp. preferred.Nursing FacultyPractical Nursing and Certified Nursing Assistant programs, 9-month (GulfFranklin Campus) Requires MSN with a minimum 2 yrs. of general medical surgical nursing experience + a current FL RN license. Salary for above positions based on degree and experience. Positions Open Until Filled. Only those who provide all requested items (GCSC Application (must be completed), legible transcripts & resume) will be considered. Additional info: www .gulfcoast.edu/hr Women & minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. GCSC is an EA/EO/M/F/ Vet employer GCSC Equity Officer 850.872.3866 Web-Id 34214821 InsuranceICA-Independent Career AgentQualified Candidates will have a current life & health insurance license, excellent communication skills, & self motivation to succeed in a commission based sales opportunity. We offer leads, training and certification, & commissions paid twice weekly with a 10 year renewal. Send resume to: perry_Anderson@uhc.com or call 850-567-3919 www .MAopportunity .com Web-Id 34214396 Text FL14396 to 56654 Medical/HealthWeems MemorialIs now hiring for the following positions: Licensed Lab Tech Admin Asst. PT Registration Clerk EMT Paramedic RN LPN Applications are available at:www weemsmemorial.com &may be submitted to Ginny Griner, WMH HR Director, ggriner@ weemsmemorial.com By mail to: PO Box 580, Apalachicola, FL 32320, or FAXED to(850)-653-1879 Web ID 34213452 Medical/HealthAdjunct Nursing Instructor,Associate RN program (PC Campus) Requires BSN with min. 2 yrs. exp. in nursing + have current BCLS & an unencumbered FLRN license upon starting job. MSN & teaching exp. preferred. Position Open Until Filled. Additional info: call Ms. Ruder @ 850.769.1551 ext. 5817 or www .gulfcoast.edu/hr Women & minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. GCSC is an EA/EO/M/F/ Vet employer GCSC Equity Officer 850.872.3866 Web-Id 341214825 Medical/HealthCaring Peopleand CNAs needed. Join a team of people who make a difference in the lives of the elderly. Provide non medical companionship, in home help & personal care for the elderly. Must be flexible. PT leading to FT-positions in Port St. Joe area.Home Instead Senior CareCall Mon-Thur 9-3pm 850-640-1223 or toll free 1-866-301-1919 Web ID#: 34214378 Text FL14378 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 D & B Home Repairs Inc.Featuring Seamless Gutters. Assorted colors also available. Call 850-340-0605 Text FL10773 to 56654 Wewahitchka Infant Care -$90 Weekly or $25 Daily. Call 850-899-0397 SELL ALL YOUR ITEMS through classified.CALL 747-5020 SELL ALL YOUR ITEMSthrough classified.CALL 747-5020

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B8| The Star Thursday, June 28, 2012 CLASSIFIEDS Outside Sales Representative An exciting opportunity now exists to join The News Herald. We are searching for enthusiastic, hard-working, and driven Outside Sales Representatives to join our team! Job Description The News Herald is looking for motivated sales professionals to establish footholds in their local markets by providing products and services to businesses. The Outside Sales Representatives duties may include but are not limited to: Cold call and prospect new territory opportunities. Introduce business owners to programs via presentation, answer detailed questions and maintain that relationship. Requirements Have strong work ethic Experience presenting advertising materials to a variety of businesses Cold calling experience Reliable Transportation Experience handling warm leads and prospecting for new leads. Field Sales, Business to Business Sales (B2B), Inside Sales, Outside Sales, or Outbound Sales experience ( Preferred) We Offer: Room for advancement and career opportunity Dynamic Monthly Residual Compensation Bonus programs Introductory and Ongoing Training Business Materials including phone, laptop and IPad, business cards, sales material and product knowledge information The News Herald offers a competitive bene t package including medical, dental, vision and life insurance, 401(k) plan, vacation and sick leave, and six paid holidays per year.Come by The News Herald at 501 W. 11th Street for an application or send a resume to resumes@ afreedom.com.Freedom Florida is a Drug-free workplace, EOETO APPLY: CLEANERS CLEANERS NEEDED NEEDEDLots of Work and Good Pay Must have Own Vehicle Must have Own SuppliesCALL 850.227.3806 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; +/3,600sf; Can be subdivided; $1250 per month 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 St. George Island Of ce/Retail;+/-800sf-1800;$14psfmod gross 401 Cecil G Costin Of ce; +/-2,000sf-5,250sf; high level of nish; move in ready, ask rate $9.00psf-$13.00psf mod-grossWarehouse / Flex Space110 Trade Circle West +/2500-7500sf suites, 14ft roll-up doors, dock high loading; inquire for terms 2790 Hwy 98+/5,640 sf : Of ce / Warehouse; $8 psf mod gross; Property also available for sale; Inquire for terms; 17 separate storage units availableFor Sale217 W. River Road Wewahitchka+/-9,000sf; retail building; next to Richs IGA; +/-1 acre; on-site; avail for lease; inquire for terms. $500,000223 Monument Avenue Four city lots fronting Hwy 98; $375,000 Loggerhead Restaurant Cape San Blas, +/-3000sf, FFE incl., .47 ac, on site-parking, sewer, asking $350,000. Short Sale 516 1st Street +/-11,400 sf of ce/warehouse : .09 acres; Four roll up and/or high clearance entryways; $395,000 320 Marina DriveCorner lot entry to Marina Cove : .14 acres; High visibility site; Call for detailsMarina Cove Lots 12, 13, & 14; $375,000 PSJ Commerce Park+/6.5 acre site : $119,900; owner nancing available235 W. Gulf Beach Drive St. George Island Of ce/Retail; +/-5,335sf multi-tenant bldg St. George Island; Also avail for lease; $399,000 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. Small Porch ....................................................$375 2 BEDROOM, 2 BATH, MOBILE HOME Large Yard ......................................................$500 108 S. E. AVE. A CARRABELLE, FLORIDA 32322850-697-9604 850-323-0444 www.seacrestre.comwww. rst tness.com/carrabellePROPERTY MANAGEMENT AND RENTALS Medical/HealthOPS Dental AssistantThe Gulf County Health Dept, an EO/AA/VP Employer, has one opening for a full-time, OPS Dental Assistant (No Benefits Assigned). Starting Salary: $10.50 -$12.00 hourly, based on experience. Fingerprinting and Emergency Duties Required. Dental Assistant Certification or Expanded Duties Required. For more info, contact Lesia McDaniel at (850) 227-1276, ext. 149. Electronic applications only for this position; refer to Requisition Number 64923165. Closing date 07/06/12. Apply at: peoplefirst.myflorida.co m for assistance, contact: People First at 877-562-7287 Web-Id 34214105 Text FL14105 to 56654 Production/OpsPress Operator IThe News Herald is looking for an individual to train to be a web offset press operator. Duties include handling rolls of paper, filling/ cleaning ink fountains, placing/ removing plates for the press, setting ink on black/ white/ color pages, and computer skills. High school diploma or equivalent necessary. Must have excellent attendance and good work habits with mechanical aptitude and computer skills, be able to lift 50 pounds and be flexible in hours available to work. $10.00 per hour to start. We offer a generous benefits package including: 401(k), vacation and sick leave, and life/ health/ vision/ dental insurance. Year-round employment. E-mail resume to rsmith@ flafreedom.com or pick up an application at 501 W. 11th Street, Panama City. Interview will be scheduled after application has been reviewed. Web ID#: 34210714 Training/EducationAcademic Support Lab Supervisors9-month (1 mathematics & 1 English) Both require a BS in that field, MS preferred, with demonstrated competency in that academic discipline; 1 yr. teaching or equivalent exp. and proficiency in MS Office skills. Prefer exp. in tutoring, mentoring, writing center, or counseling background. Demonstrated ability to work with academically at-risk students in a variety of learning environments preferred. Salary range is $20,400 to $51,000 per year. Positions Open Until Filled with review starting 7/16/12. Only those who provide all requested items (GCSC Application (must be completed), legible transcripts & resume) will be considered. Additional info: www .gulfcoast.edu/hr Women & minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. GCSC is an EA/EO/M/F/ Vet employer. GCSC Equity Officer 850.872.3866 Web-Id 34214830 Training/EducationEngineering Faculty9-month (PC Campus) -Teach Electronic Engineering, Computer Integrated Manufacturing & other engineering courses; advise & develop courses. Requires MS in Electronic Engineering or related engineering field + 1-3 yrs. industry experience. Salary based on degree and experience. Positions Open Until Filled with review starting 7/16/12. Only those who provide all requested items (GCSC Application (must be completed), legible transcripts & resume) will be considered. Additional info: www .gulfcoast.edu/hr Women & minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. GCSC is an EA/EO/M/F/ Vet employer. GCSC Equity Officer 850.872.3866 www .gulfcoast.edu/hr Women & minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. GCSC is an EA/EO/M/F/ Vet employer. GCSC Equity Officer 850.872.3866 Web-Id 34214830 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. Mexico BeachLight & airy 2bd/ 2.5ba furn/unfurn Town Home Beachside, Tyndall side of town. Central air, W/D. Fans throughout. Reserved prkg.; Avail Now! $950/mo + $900 dep. Call Brenda 850-227-5380 or Gilbert 201-895-4255Text FL14185 to 56654 Mexico Beach: Light & airy. 2 bed, 2 ba. furn/unfurn Town Home Beachside, Tyndall side of town. Central air, W/D, fans throughout, reserved parking. Avail Now! $950/mo + $800 dep. Call Brenda 850-227-5380 or Gilbert 201-895-4255 Text FL14939 to 56654 3 bedroom house for rent $750.; 2761 Oak Grove Ave, Port St. Joe, FL; 227-7800. FOR RENT: 2br, 2 ba 14 x 70 Mobile Home. C/H/A, no pets $550 month + $500 dd 850-229-6495 FOR SALE COMMERCIAL LOT522 3rd St, $59,000. Call (850) 227-8820 or email: gene@gm19.com. Text FL13756 to 56654 2008 Harley Davidson Street Glide Anniversay Edition9,700 miles. Copper/ Black. In Excellent condition w/Rinehart Exhaust, Power Commander, ABS, Security, Extra Headlights, 2 Seats, many other options. Always garage kept and well maintaned. Original owner. Only $17,000, sold new for over $27,000.850-723-4642 Tahoe Cascade 2004 24 50hp yamaha motor good condition, boat in fair condition. Comes with cover $3,800 OBO SOLD!!!!!! Text FL11522 to 56654 ToPlace Your Classified ad inCall Our New Numbers Now!Call: 850-747-5020 Toll Free: 800-345-8688 Fax: 850-747-5044 Email: thestar@pcnh.com thetimes@pcnh.com theAPALACHICOLA & CARRABELLETIMES CALLOURNEWNUMBERSNOW CALLOURNEWNUMBERSNOW These tiny ads sell, hire, rent and inform for thousands of families each week.Let a little Classified ad do a big j ob for you. EmeraldCoast Marketplace 747-5020 SELL ALL YOUR ITEMSthrough classified.CALL 747-5020 SELL ALL YOUR ITEMSthrough classified.CALL 747-5020

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WEWAHITCHKAJuly 6th Fireworks at Dark T.L. James Park PORT ST. JOEJuly 4th 6 pm Parade (Reid Avenue) **See ad inside for more information**Fireworks Friday July 6th The Gulf Alliance for Local Arts Presents First Fridays Music Series @ The Goat6PM 11PM ETMEXICO BEACHJuly 4th Fireworks The City of Wewahitchka will be havingFIREWORKS -July 6th, At DarkT.L. James Park Old Dairy Farm Rd, Wewahitchka, FL 32465

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710 Hwy 98 Mexico Beach, FL 32456 850.648.3000 MLS 247370491 Buddy Flore Rd, Overstreet8.4 Acres 4/2 $164,500MLS 245726140 Goodwin St, Wewa River Front/Boat House 3/2 $295,000MLS 247060 1301 Long Ave, PSJ Cottage Style 3/3 $225,000 MLS 244400 231 Oak St, Indian Pass Gulf View 3/3 $289,000 MLS 2421393537 Cape San Blas Gulf Front NEW 3/3$489,500 MLS 246238 3617 Cape San BlasGulf Front 5/4.5 $799,000 MLS 2464984000 Hwy 98 B3-103 MBCanal Front/Boat Slip 1/2 $183,650MLS 246624 3606 Hwy 98 #207 MBCanal Front/Boat Slip 3/2 $248,000MLS 246657209 Water Dr MB Canal Front Boat House 4/2 $279,800 MLS 247094163 Court St SJB Gulf View/Pool Short Sale 4/2 $359,900 MLS 246756 2004 Hwy 98 MBGulf View/Pool 4/3.5 $595,000MLS 245072 109 27th St MBGulf Front 5/5.5 $1,600,000 MLS 243323800 Hwy 98 #203 Gulf View SOLD for $215,000 MLS 239761964 Indian Pass Rd Gulf FrontSOLD for $533,000 MLS 243743 2202 Hwy 98 #105 Gulf ViewSOLD for $155,000 MLS 246234704 Hwy 98 #9 Gulf View SOLD for $185,000MLS 246057 436 Windmark Way Windmark Gulf View w/Pool SOLD for $460,000 MLS 2389661305 Hwy 98 #2 MB Gulf Front SOLD for $500,000 If you are thinking of SELLING, please contact us for your: FREE (BPO) Brokers Price Opinion and Marketing Plan for your property! 850-648-3000 OR Contact any of our agents. Carol Erwin Broker/Owner Joel Reed Realtor 850-814-7377 Pam McLure Broker Associate 850-340-0990 Teresa Carlton Realtor 850-227-4608 Peggy Burkett Realtor 850-227-6800 Sylvia Ford Realtor 423-715-8329 Donna Murray Realtor 850-227-4546 Lisa Guilford Realtor (850)227-4168 The market is ready to explode with: Contact an agent today for more information