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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Publication Date: 07-05-2012
Frequency: weekly
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
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50 For breaking news, visit www.starfl.com Subscribe to The Star 800-345-8688 For your hometown paper delivered to your home! Real Estate Ad deadline is Thursday 11 a.m. ET Legal ad deadline is Friday 11 a.m. ET Display ad deadline is Friday 11 a.m. ET 227-1278 Classi ed deadline is Monday 5 p.m. ET 747-5020 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 Thursday, JULY 5 2012 By VALERIE GARMAN and TIM CROFT 229-7843 | @valeriegarman vgarman@star .com Appraisal in hand, Port St. Joe of cials moved ahead recently with the next step in bringing the property on which the former Gulf Pines Hospital stands to development and the tax rolls. A private appraisal assessed the worth of the building, decaying steadily since the 2005 closure of the hospital by the state, and grounds at $60,000. Given its potential uses and the condition of the building, city attorney Tom Gibson said, There is just not a lot of value there. Commisisoners voted to take the title to the property last November at no cost in hopes of creating a residential area and putting the property back on the tax roll. Now, removing tax liens becomes the priority and the order in which the city will address those liens, a huge lien from the Internal Revenue Service and several county tax certi cates, has been tweaked by the IRS. The city has long been in discussions with the IRS concerning bringing down what was originally a tax debt of $1.2 million. The IRS had come down to $75,000, but the hope is to apply to the IRS to discharge the entire debt. However, the IRS has told city of cials that the county tax certi cates should be addressed rst before the agency would consider discharging the federal tax lien. We knew going into this deal that there were two outstanding tax certi cates that would have to be paid, said Gibson, who noted the certi cates are held by two separate private companies. We were hoping that we could make a deal with the IRS and deal with the Gulf Pines project moves forward YEAR 74, NUMBER 38 See GULF PINES A8 By VALERIE GARMAN 229-7843 | @valeriegarman vgarman@star .com Tropical Storm Debby may have washed another $10 million in sand back into the Gulf. Gulf County Emergency Management Director Marshall Nelson said Monday that the preliminary damage estimate for erosion on Cape San Blas is more than $10 million, nearing the $15 million in damage that Hurricane Gustav brought in 2008. Nelson announced at the Gulf County Commission Meeting June 26 that he will seek a Presidential declaration for the damage done on the Cape. Thats where the money comes from, Nelson said. You dont have any federal money owing until the president declares it. Of cials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) visited Cape San Blas last Tuesday to asses the damage. But with the county in its second appeal with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to remove the Coastal Barrier Resources Area (CBRA) designation, a Presidential declaration alone wont harness money from FEMA. If they deny our second appeal, all the money goes away the Gustav money and this money, Nelson said. Were just rolling the dice right now. Weve got to keep the pressure on them. Nelson said the Gulf waters are getting extremely close to the Cape San Blas Lighthouse, and despite efforts made by Port St. Joe Mayor Mel Magidson to relocate the structure, it may not come to fruition soon enough. Magidson reported in the midst of the storm that 6-10 feet of beach in front of the lighthouse had already been whisked away by Debby. While the beaches farther north on Cape San Blas may have fared better than the southernmost lighthouse area, a 3-5 foot drop was observed at most of the peninsulas beach ramps last week, showing where the waves carved out sand from the beach. By far our biggest concern County seeks Presidential declaration after tropical storm DEBBYS DAMAGE Special to The Star James Rish, a local property developer, beekeeper, and a native of Gulf county is the Democratic candidate for Gulf County Property Appraiser. Politically he is a conservative to moderate. Ecclesiastically he is a mild-mannered Presbyterian and part time Episcopalian, Methodist, and a Baptist by night. As to military service he served as an infantry of cer in the U.S. Marines and later as a chaplain in a National Guard combat engineers unit. He is a 40 percent disabled veteran (knee injury), a member of the DAV, and VFW post 8285 in Wewahitchka. Like other candidates he has completed college, has a family, is kind to critters and talks about fairness. Unlike other candidates he has a bona de burden to see to it that each and every citizen has a fair chance of making it here. For that to happen, we seriously need fair appraisals so that in turn our property taxes will be fair. He seriously believes that all of us (to include our schools) JAMES RISH Rish seeks property appraiser of ce See RISH A3 See DAMAGE A5 Staff Report DAYTONA BEACH Halifax Media Group last week closed a deal with Freedom Communications to purchase eight daily and 11 weekly publications located in Florida and North Carolina. The acquisition further expands Halifax Medias reach in these states, following the Jan. 6 purchase of the New York Times Regional Newspaper Group. With the Freedom purchase, total circulation for the Halifax Media Group will grow to 635,000 daily and 752,000 Sunday. Florida newspapers involved in the transaction include: The News Herald, Panama City Northwest Florida Daily News, Fort Walton Beach The Destin Log, Destin The Santa Rosa Press Gazette and the Santa Rosa Free Press, Milton The Crestview News Bulletin, Crestview The Holmes County Times-Advertiser in Bonifay The Washington County News, Chipley The Walton Sun, Santa Rosa Beach The Times, By VALERIE GARMAN 229-7843 | @valeriegarman vgarman@star .com Gulf County Commissioner Bill Williams said at the June 26 meeting that the Gulf County is hurting nancially just as bad as the City of Port St. Joe. Williams motioned to schedule a workshop with the Port St. Joe City Commission as soon as possible to look at a series of county/ city collaborations to which he feels the city is not holding up their end of the deal. After the city refused to help fund the July 4 reworks show, further nancial partnerships were brought into question. Theyre not honoring their obligation, Williams said of the citys quarterly payment to the Gulf County Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Council. They have a dollar amount they need to put in. The county has put off sending their payment to the chamber due to questions about the citys contribution. Through an annexation agreement the county and city both budgeted a speci c dollar amount to contribute. There are things in that agreement they havent followed through on, said Commissioner Warren Yeager, who motioned to send the budgeted amount to the chamber. The motion passed 4-1, with Williams in opposition. By TOM McLAUGHLIN As expected, the RESTORE Act passed the U.S. House and Senate last Friday as part of a major transportation appropriations bill. If President Barack Obama signs the bill into law, as also expected, Florida and four other Gulf Coast states affected by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill can rest assured that billions of BP dollars will be funneled their way. This is going to send billions of dollars in nes against BP directly to Florida and the other Gulf Coast states that were harmed by the oil spill, Florida Sen. Bill Nelson said in a statement. The RESTORE Act states that 80 percent of all nes paid by BP in future settlements with the government will go to Florida, Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi and Texas. And thanks to legislation sponsored by state Sen. Don Gaetz, 75 percent of Floridas share will go to eight Northwest Florida counties directly affected by the spill. This legislation is a critical step forward in ensuring that coastal families and small businesses receive the support they RESTORE Act legislation awaits Obamas signature City/County relations questioned Halifax Media Group closes purchase See HALIFAX A5 See RELATIONS A2 See RESTORE A2 Opinion ....................................... A4-A5 Society ......................................... B2 Outdoors ..................................... A6 Sports ........................................... A7 School News ................................ B3 Faith ............................................. B4 Obituaries .................................... B4 Classi eds .................................... B7-B8 Osprey rescued during Debby B1

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Local A2 | The Star LIVE BANDS AND D J WEDNESDAY THRU S UNDAY UPCOMING EVENTS: FRI. JULY 6TH & SAT. JULY 7TH L ATTIT U DE 29 & BRAD Y @ THE TIKI 5 8 PM SAT. JULY 7TH L I V E D J 9 PM C L OSE @ THE TIKI T HE TIKI WI LL BE O P EN WEDNESDA Y THR U S U NDA Y AFTERNOONS T H U RSDA Y J ULY 5TH LADIES N IGHT $2.00 WE LL DRINKS A LL Y O U CAN EAT BREAKFAST WEDNESDA Y THR U S U NDA Y @ 8 A M Dear Voters, I am writing this letter seeking your vote and support as your Gulf County Property Appraiser. When I if this is the path I needed to take in my life for my fam ily. I reached out to friends and family as well as from my two sons to make sure I had their unwavering sup port. Based on those prayers and the overwhelming sup port I received, the decision to run for Gulf County Property Appraiser came easy, as I have always had a strong desire and willingness to serve the great people of Gulf County. and experience. My experience includes working with people as a friend, appraiser or consultant plus assis tance with real estate, property appraisal, estate issues and taxes therefore qualifying me to deal with our local property issues. By serving as Special Magistrate for several counties in the Panhandle I had the opportunity to hear the requests for fair assessments and a fair taxation system. I am requesting your support in this campaign in order to assist the people of Gulf Coun ty with any real estate issues. I will work for fairness and the promotion of conservative ideas. While living in Gulf County I have had to accept assignments outside the county to meet my obliga tions. I continue to perform appraisals in and around our county plus special assignments wher ever there is work. tor of Appraisals which required driving over four hours each day from Gulf County to Fort Walton Beach. Other employment included projects in Alabama and Texas which required driv ing over 25 hours each week so I could continue to raise my children, Trey, 16 years old and Luke, 12 years old here in Gulf County while they attended school in Wewahitchka. As stated above, I am not afraid of work or tackling issues nor afraid to stand up for what is right while be I am a Republican candidate running for property appraiser. Since I have republican opposition, only those registered as a Republican can vote for me in the primary election on August 14, 2012. In order to make it to the general election, I will need your vote, support, and hard work to make it happen. This campaign is not a campaign for Jamie Lester; it is a campaign for the people of Gulf County. This election is about representing everyone in Gulf County with creative ideas. And of commitment to achieve positive results. Once you have reviewed the credentials throughout this campaign, ask yourself: If you answer yes to all of the above then the choice is clear, Vote for Jamie Lester for Gulf County Property Appraiser. I thank you for your time and consideration. Please contact me on my cell at 850-814-8102 or call 850-639-4200 I look forward to visiting and talking with you. Sincerely, James E. Jamie Lester (Pd.Pol.Ad.) Political advertisement paid for and approved by Jamie Lester, Republican, for Property Appraiser GU O UN T RELATIONS from page A1 Yeager said even if they are in disagreement with the city, the county should still pay what was promised. We budgeted this money, said Commissioner Carmen McLemore. We need to work out our other issues with the city separately. Williams requested the public examine the line items of the city and county budgets and stay informed. Emotions get in the way of facts and gures, he said. Were hurting just as bad as the city is. County introduces shelter ordinances The Gulf County Commission introduced a pair of ordinances at its June 26 meeting that would outline a strict permitting procedure for area homeless shelters and amend the countys 1999 nuisance ordinance. The rst ordinance would put limitations on where a shelter can be located, require annual evaluations and extensive permitting for shelters, and outline regulations for the operation of a homeless shelter within the county. The ordinance would require a permit and a $2,500 fee to submit an application with the Gulf County Building and Planning Department. It also de nes three separate tourist corridors within the county where shelters cannot exist and a series of nes for non-compliance. The partnering ordinance rede nes nuisance to include any activity conducted on a property within the county requiring the presence of law enforcement of cers on ve or more occasions of any 30 day period. The commission will hold two public hearings on the ordinances on July 10 and July 26, and consider adoption at the July 26 meeting. Board appointments Williams has been installed as President of the Florida Association of Counties. The FAC represents the interests of the states 67 counties through the emphasis of Floridas home rule. Williams has set his theme and priority of the year to be, Putting Florida to work. Keeping Florida Local. For Gulf County to have that kind of representation, thats about as good as it gets, said City Administrator Don Butler. Commissioner Yeager was also appointed Chairman of the Florida Small County Coalition, a position he claimed 20 years ago as the rst chair of the organization. Commissioner Ward McDaniel also has met accreditations to become a certi ed county commissioner. RESTORE from page A1 so desperately need to recover from the Deepwater Horizon spill, U.S. Rep. Jeff Miller said. With the passage of this legislation, we can start to see the light at the end of the tunnel and begin to heal both the economy and the environment along the Gulf Coast. Gulf, Okaloosa, Walton, Santa Rosa, Escambia, Bay, Wakulla and Franklin counties will receive the lions share of Floridas money. Gaetz said the funds will be strictly overseen and designated to diversifying the economies of the counties. The most important legislation dealing with the oil spill is the state law which designates three-fourths of Florida RESTORE Act funds to be used to directly bene t the eight coastal counties of Northwest Florida, Gaetz said. Im glad Congress has nally acted and the state Legislature saw t to designate the majority of the funds to be spent in the counties most impacted, he said. Gulf County Commissioner Warren Yeager, speaking last Saturday at the Coastal Community Associations annual meeting, said the RESTORE Act had the potential to be the single biggest legislation passed in Congress to bene t Gulf County. This will not bring tens of thousands of dollars to the county, it will bring tens of millions of dollars to the county, Yeager said. Star News Editor Tim Croft contributed to this story. By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com A little leaner in scope, a little late getting started, a little more costly than initially estimated, renovation projects at the Port St. Joe schools got started this week. The projects to renovate the kitchen and cafeteria at Port St. Joe Elementary School and to refurbish the athletic locker rooms at Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School were given the notice to proceed last week by the Gulf County School Board after the general manager of the project, Ajax Construction, submitted a guaranteed maximum price to the board. That price, just north of $1.5 million, will be funded through a mix of dollars, though none of those dollars are linked to any increase in property tax collections. The bulk of the money, a fuel for the project, is $900,000 in state capital outlay dollars the district would have to return if not spent in short order. It is imperative we spend those dollars, said district nancial of cer Sissy Worley. The money represents savings on a roo ng project in Wewahitchka and the district petitioned the state to hold onto the money for other purposes. Having not expended any of the dollars over the past year, the Florida Department of Education began inquiring about the district spending the money or returning it to the state. The district will also use half-cent sales tax dollars from the levy bene ting construction at Port St. Joe Elementary School and complement those with local capital improvement dollars. Originally, the hope was to break ground on the projects immediately after school let out in May, but that was not possible as Ajax and architect Bayne Collins worked through the scope of the projects while trying to stay within budget. With the late start work began this week the deadline for the projects is Dec. 31. The boys locker room at Port St. Joe High School and the cafeteria will be substantially completed by the August beginning of school, however, fabrication time spans for the lockers and kitchen equipment will mean completion of each project will not take place until after school is in session. The major complication is likely to be at the elementary school, where the kitchen will be shut down and a mobile kitchen brought in with students eating in the gymnasium while major equipment is installed. We are still going to be doing all the cooking on site, there will no need to bring in meals, said maintenance supervisor Greg Lay eld. But we will be eating in the gym for awhile. Another hiccup was encountered with the girls lockers at the high school. Those are the lone lockers remaining from the high schools original construction. They were discovered to be painted with leadbased paint. While not a threat installed save if a student decided to lick the outside of a locker, said Superintendent of Schools Jim Norton removing them would bring abatement issues into play, drastically driving up cost. For now, the girls locker room will not be part of the project. That is a project we will need to look at moving forward, Norton said. In addition to the girls locker room, both projects needed to be scaled a bit in scope to meet budget constraints. The district had a nite amount of dollars to spend and Collins in turn drew the projects in such a fashion that after initial construction this summer and fall, additional areas can be folded in as money becomes available. We have all worked very, very hard to work through this, Collins said. I feel comfortable where we are. Another stumbling block proved to be lining up local subcontractors for work such as ooring, electrical and plumbing. The School Board had made a point of urging local contractors and Ajax heeded that input. However, initially local participation was not high, Lay eld noted, and that participation came at prices that were out of reach given the projects budget. But through further discussions and outreach to local contractors, Ajax of cials said nearly all the work would be done by local contractors and that the prices for various portions of the job were coming down as a result. We were trying to get the world originally, but our world is going to shrink a little bit, Lay eld said of the leaner scope of the projects. And we get to spend some money we have to spend quickly or give it back. District nalizes budget, plans for PSJ school renovations Thursday, July 5, 2012

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We feel condent you will nd the newly renovated Holly Hill Funeral Home comfortable, and conveniently located. We are here to assist you and your family with any specic situations that need to be addressed personally. Please do not hesitate to contact us for any help or guidance you may need. Products Steel Caskets Finest Wood Caskets Cremation Urns Burial Vaults Monuments Holly Hill Funeral Home, 2775 Garrison Avenue, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456 (850) 229-1929 Cremation Service. Slide Presentation. from another Funeral Home. Services Paid for and approved by Linda Wood, candidate for School Board District 3 Pd. Pol. Ad. RE-ELECT LINDA WOOD SCHOOL BOARD, DISTRICT 3 A PROVEN RECORD OF EXPERIENCE 12 YEARS OF DEDICATED SERVICE SERVED AS CHAIRMAN OF GCSB TWICE OVER 500 HOURS OF STATE TRAINING would be better off if every property owner was fairly assessed/taxed. When doing a 60-acre subdivision on the south side of Wewahitchka he found out just how unfair things can be in our county. There was a certain large corporation also doing a subdivision out on Port St Joe Beach about that time. They did not get their green belt exemption taken at the appropriate time but way later. Rish got his taken before the property appraiser had promised. He knows what it feels like to have everything invested in something and then end up paying subdivision taxes sooner than expected. After years of complaining to a happy faced property appraiser, the local senator and even writing to the governor, Rish has come to the conclusion that he might as well have written to Santa Claus. More over for things to be fair in our county, they need to start out as fair in our county. The number of good old boy appraisals (lopsided) in this county is incredible. What this means is that the rest of us are paying both our share and part of theirs. It is not right for this to continue. Even the good Lord himself dislikes diverse weights when it comes to measuring out fairness (Deuteronomy 25:13-16). It does not matter whether it is the appraisers of ce, planning department, or sheriffs department all of us have a constitutional right to be treated fairly. Rish has done all that he can do to become a better candidate in his third bid for the of ce. He has been a home inspector for years; has taken the required courses to be a private appraiser; he was also lined up to do the required apprenticeship at Lester appraisal services but the director decided that might not be a good idea. In summery Rish says that his manifest intention is to live out his life here and make the best use of the family property that he has been left with. He would like a fair and equal chance to do this for him and his family (Proverbs 13:22). For that chance to be fair it needs to be fair for everybody. He points out that the academic standards for a county property appraiser (according to Bay Countys appraisers of ce) are none existent. This means anyone with a high school diploma (which is most of us) would be academically quali ed. The state sends newly-elected property appraisers to the classes and seminars they want them to attend. However, just in case the good old boy system is condoned by the state and tells new appraisers that it has always been around. This candidate is just the kind of fellow to invite them over to the constitutional memorial and have them read what is written in stone concerning what was originally intended by our founding fathers. Their vision for our owning property and equality under the law should be maintained and not forgotten. The inscription makes no provision for favoritism for the good old boys and the tail end of the chicken for the rest of us. In conclusion, if elected Rish makes the following promises: First, not to re everyone currently working in the appraisers ofce because that wouldnt be fair to them. Second to write useful articles in the newspaper about deadlines, exemptions, and information about things that could raise or lower your appraisal. Third I would work for a uniform policy for property developers (be they large or small) so that all who take such risk are afforded a fair chance. Fourthly and most important, to consistently work toward fair appraisals even for those who do not live or vote here (at this time). They are people with dreams and ambitions too. How can we expect to ever grow if newcomers and many of us already here are treated as second class citizens? RISH from page A1 Thursday, July 5, 2012

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Opinion A4 | The Star Keyboard KLATTERINGS 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 Stamp me certiably unprepared. Chris and Jerry and Justin and Jason and all those who have been preaching to get prepared every June 1 as another hurricane season begins have been wasting their breath on these deaf ears. Although, after observing Tropical Storm Debby and its impacts recently, the numbers of the unprepared are not exclusively inside the ofce of the newspaper. A tropical storm, not even a Category 1 hurricane, and the area all but halted in its tracks, frozen in place by pelting rain and winds, as if sunshine was an entitlement program in Florida. Akin to the rst snowstorm of the winter season which, I can attest, typically nds drivers in the Midwest and Northeast, where driving in the snow is a supposed to be a rite of passage, driving as if navigating cows on ice. Not that Debby was your typical tropical storm. That blob of green, yellow and red parked over our heads and ailed away, acting for at least two days, as Port St. Joe received some 10 inches of rain and Apalachicola 12, as if Noah and the ark should be on call. Even veterans of tropical storms attested to television cameras around the state that Debby was, shall we say, a bit of an unusual nuisance. But to sit late on Friday night and watch Debby come closer and stall, to watch the rain come down in bands of wind-driven gray tumbleweeds, was, at least in one house, to be completely unprepared. Cell phones dying, chargers not at home. Television and power out; not a single battery to be found. No lantern. Few candles and those found appearing as if ready for donation to the wax museum. Non-perishable food? Perish the thought. There was sufcient water to provide, oh, 16 ounces per person per day for maybe the weekend, if we used teaspoons and pretended we werent thirsty, and a household plan for dealing the storm that was spontaneously drawn up with crayon on construction paper. We were not ready. And, as Sheriff Joe Nugent noted at an emergency meeting during the height of Debbys impact on Gulf County, the county was again very, very lucky. Another bullet, no matter how small the caliber, dodged. Above the Mason-Dixon Line, across the Midwest and Northeast, the truly scary weather threats play out in relatively short bursts, with a sense of urgency, perfect for our hectic worlds. Flooding is somewhat of an exception, but even that one is generally seen coming, having already absorbed a deluge. Floods are the byproduct of a rush of water from the sky. Tornadoes and blizzards are different animals. They sneak up and bite folks. A sunny day can turn ominous; when that weather siren blows there is trouble and shelter is an immediate necessity. Blizzards may start as snowakes, but combine high winds and a heavy blanket as if the snow globes been shaken over several hours and there is trouble. Visibility can quickly become zero a whiteout is truly as if the liquid eraser has been applied to a windshield. Those kinds of storm events t our consumption habits: quick, intense, devouring. Hurricanes and tropical storms play out over days, sometimes even weeks. Storms take days to form, generally thousands of miles from the Continental United States, turning from gathering clouds to a depression to a storm system to a hurricane. All this while over the ocean, building steam and moving at a pace and direction that requires computers to predict; the models meteorologists provide looking similar to football plays diagrammed on a chalkboard. There are days to prepare, a hurryup, panic and wait pattern to the business, spanning days, or plenty of time to procrastinate while observing a lottery worthy of Vegas concerning storm direction. Three nights in a row one could go to sleep during the formation of Debby and believe it was headed one direction and awake in the morning to nd the storm headed elsewhere. Hurricane Opal was like that in the mid-1990s, zigging and zagging across the northern Gulf of Mexico, building to a monster Category 5 before making landfall west of Panama City as a Category 3. Hurricane Ivan played a game of where am I destined for several days, before a night of tornadoes and drenching rain sent it pummeling into Pensacola, where it scalped the ground. Katrina ended up going well west after threatening this area for a few days and was a mere Category 3 when it made landfall and became the most damaging storm since Andrew. Every time one of those storms came past, raised havoc, disrupted our familys life we lived on Panama City Beach during Opal and the beach became an armed camp after Opal did her worst we committed to preparedness. Wed assemble a hurricane survival kit, stock it with lanterns, ashlights, batteries, plenty of snacks and easy to open containers or packages of food, toss in some reading material, a battery-powered radio. Wed purchase gallons of water, maintain near surgery-room cleanliness in the bathtub in order to ll the plastic jugs we collected with even more water for washing, brushing of teeth, etc. And, after the hurricane season came and went without any major storms that landed near us, that Beef Jerky would sound good on a winter night, those cookies would make a swell midnight snack, we saved dollars on new water at holiday time and those batteries ended up powering a variety of devices because they were, well, there. So, Debby will force one again to consider preparedness in earnest and in a week or so well pat ourselves with pride about our proactive approach. And once again it is likely going by the wayside come the end of the season if we are luckily spared once again. In the meantime, though, therell be a quiz on our household plan on Friday. TIM CROFT Star news editor Passive indifference I marveled at the whole pig slowly turning on the spit. And I equally marveled at the crowd the well basted and semi-caramelized suckling had attracted. Children were pointing and asking questions. New Jersey folks were moving in to take a closer look. Flashbulbs were going off like crazy. This half cooked hog had more gawkers than the famed Screaming Eagle ride that rose high above the landscape. It was my rst trip to Dollywood. Dolly Parton is the only person I know that could make a theme park work in the middle of the East Tennessee hills! And she musta employed 86 per cent of the populace in Sevier County. Youins come a far piece? the ticket taker had greeted us as we entered the park. You knew this wasnt Disney Land, the Mall of America or an elevator ride up to the top of the Empire State Building. Luke had me by the hand so I wouldnt get lost, KK, look at that pig! Grandchildren can put you places nobody else on earth can. Why doesnt he have any eyes? And the unmasked and straight forward questions never cease. Son, were in Tennessee, now if we were in Japan His active little mind didnt have time for slow answers, Does that pole stuck in his mouth hurt? How long will he turn there? Do you know who owns the pig? Can he feel the re? Its easy to see why Luke is my favorite. Weins were here because grandmother Nonnie had called a family meeting. Sons and daughters had politely obliged, falling prey to Nonnies subterfuge. She really wanted to get her hands on the grandchildren! I went along mostly for the same reason. Dollywood had the loopity loop rides and the nick-nack shops you would expect. But instead of Pizza stands and hamburger hidea-ways they had barbeque eateries statistically located throughout the park. If you tired of barbeque you could stop by Grannys Kitchen for ham and beans. And you didnt have to listen to Its A Small World After All as you wound through the park. Dolly had thoughtfully placed bluegrass bands on every corner. Someone had parked a 1957 Chevrolet outside a 1960s looking diner. I was explaining to Addison Grace the signicance of this automobile and this setting in my history but she had me by the hand and was pulling me to the next ride. Bless her beautiful little heart; she was rightfully looking forward on this glorious day, not backwards! I soaked in the sun bouncing off her smile and marveled at how good God truly is. My rst granddaughter will always be my favorite. Folks, I got soaking wet on the Smoky Mountain River Rampage. I like to have been burned up and run over by a train on that Blazing Fury ride. It took every ounce of strength I had to pull myself up the Lumberjack Lift. I sang along with the Riders in the Sky. I got dizzy watching the kids go around and around and around on the Village Carousel. Thankfully, Luke and Addie werent tall enough to ride the Tennessee Tornado, Sky Zip or the aforementioned Screaming Eagle. On day two we sojourned over to Dollys Splash Country. It was my rst ever water park. I agreed to go. But I was not going to take my shirt off or get in the water. Im 65 years old! Everything Ive got had sagged, dropped, fallen off or expired! I was not going to embarrass the family by exposing myself in front of the whole world! Comeon KK, Hayden had me by the hand leading me toward the extra cold water. Hannah was already waist deep in the wading pool. Twins are another special gift. And I do exactly what they say. I had two brothers; and two sons. I didnt know a lot about little girls. Hannah and Hayden taught me very quickly that that sugar and spice and everything nice blurb is one of the biggest misnomers ever perpetrated on mankind! They are a mess from the word go! They can have you upside down and tied in knots before you can yell O Toodles! If these two munchkins arent my favorites, theres not a hog in these here mountains! Folks, I set around this water park watching men parade by for about 30 minutes before I ripped off my tee shirt. Youre not going to believe this... but my old, worn out bare chest would upgrade the looks of what I was seeing! And I would tell you that some of those mountain girls had been eating way too much barbeque to squeeze into a bathing suit but Cathy said I couldnt say that. I kept hoping Dolly would swim by but it didnt happen. I walked ten miles through those parks. I got on rides I didnt even know existed. I toted kids on both hips, my back, over my shoulders and on top of my head. I waited in lines that started in Chattanooga to ride the Busy Bees. I drank enough coke-colas to oat a battleship. Nobody enjoyed or appreciated this trip more than I did. I had Avery in my arms as we straggled out the last day. Shes the youngest and she had about Dollywooded out. She went to sleep before we got back to where the pig was roasting. You know, she was born just two months before Mom passed away. And, as God would have it, you can already see so much of Mother in her. She pressed her head against my shoulder, her little hand holding to my neck. She is, of course, my favorite. Dollys best known song jumped into my mind as we piled into the heading home tram, I Will Always Love You. How apropos Respectfully, Kes HUNKER DOWN Kesley Colbert Dolly got my money; I got the sugar In 1972, a lm titled Butteries Are Free came out based on a play by Leonard Gershe. It starred Goldie Hawn and Edward Albert. You remember Goldie. She was on Rowan & Martins Laugh In. You probably dont remember Edward Albert, but Im sure you remember his father, Eddie Albert, who played Oliver Wendell Douglas on Green Acres. Maybe youre not old enough, but Green Acres was good television. Arnold, the pig, made the show. Arnold understood English, lived in the Douglas neighbors house, and watched a lot of westerns on television. Arnold also attended the local elementary school and toted his book satchel in his mouth. In the movie, Butteries Are Free, Goldie Hawns and Edward Alberts characters have a comical relationship. Albert plays a fellow who has been blind since birth. Its a free love; seventies sort of ick and is entertaining if you like comedies. Goldie Hawn notes in the movie that her favorite quote is one from Mark Twain, I only ask to be free. The butteries are free. Mankind will surely not deny to Harold Skimpole what it concedes to the butteries. The blind fellow corrects her noting that the quote is actually from Charles Dickens novel, Bleak House. Harold Skimpole, the character in Dickens novel, was a freeloader, a leech and basically thought everything should be free to him (thus the buttery quote). Trust me; Im not going to get into politics. Last summer, on my vacation to Destin, Florida, I decided to get a buttery tattooed on my inner right arm (you know the spot where you should have a muscle). I did it to embarrass my teenage daughters. It worked. It wasnt a real tattoo; it was one of those that only last about a month or so. I had a good time with it. This year, I decided to do it again. As my children shopped for T-shirts and beach stuff, I snuck over to the tattoo counter inside of the store. This sweet young girl from either Bosnia, or Serbia, or another former Russian place was eager to help me. Her name was Reita, when she said it, the R just rolled out really pretty. You know what I mean, that Russian R, that seems to get hung in your mouth a while before it comes out. As she tattooed me, we talked about her trip over and what she was studying in college. Reita was an art major, so I gured I would be getting a nice looking buttery. From across the store, one of my daughters spotted me. The Oh no could be heard clear across the store. Reita and I laughed. I asked Reita if her father ever did anything to embarrass her. She said, Oh yes, he used to sing very loud in public. We laughed. Im pretty sure American Daddies havent cornered the market on embarrassing their teenage daughters. Reita gave me the instructions on how to keep my tattoo from smudging and for it to dry properly. I walked out of the store, rode in the car and ate lunch with my right hand on my head and my shirt sleeve rolled up. It was kind of like Simon said, Put your right hand on your head and never told me to take it off. Something went wrong during the night. I must have missed a step in the Caring for your fake tattoo instructions. When I woke up the next morning, my beautiful buttery was smudged. On top of that, because of the way I sleep, I had what looked like a ock of butteries on the right upper part of my chest. It was like someone took a buttery stamp and an inkpad and started stamping them all over me. They didnt wash off. I had these faint butteries ying through the hair on my chest. It really wasnt that bad, but the smudged one on my right arm left me feeling a little bit cheated. The next day, on my daily trip to the grocery store, I stopped back in the shack where I got my buttery tattoo. I was hoping to nd Reita again and see if she could x it or at least get rid of some of the butteries on my chest. She was not there. I asked to see the manager. The young girl I asked seemed troubled, she probably thought I was selling something. In about ve minutes, she came back with another nice girl with a Russian CRANKS MY TRACTOR BN Heard Butteries are free See BUTTERFLIES A5 Thursday, July 5, 2012

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Letters A5 | The Star BUTTERFLIES from page A4 DAMAGE from page A1 has been coastal erosion on St. Joseph Peninsula, Nel son said. Here we are right back with the same damage (as Gustav)maybe more. To garner federal money, the county must win its ap peal and receive the Presi dential declaration of dam age, which for Gulf County is equal to $3.29 per capita, or $50,000 total. A Presiden tial declaration for the state would come from $1.30 in damage per capita, or $24.5 million statewide. As far as Im concerned the game is wide open, Nel son said. Youve just got to keep asking. Another big issue during the storm in Gulf County came from coastal ood ing on Indian Pass Road forcing the road to close for most of the day; something Nelson said is typical for the area during storm season because the road is very low-lying. Nelson said the county is hoping to mitigate ooding concerns in Indian Pass in the future by eventually rais ing the road. The Stump Hole area of Cape San Blas also became a concern due to a construc tion project. The Florida De partment of Transportation is in the midst of a project to reinforce the revetment at the Stump Hole by removing smaller rocks and replacing them with larger boulders. Crews had removed some of the revetment as Debby barreled closer and had to rush to restore the revetment to save County Road 30-E. Nelson said Debby pro vided good storm response practice for the emergency management team. We came out very well, Nelson said of the teams response during Debby. It was a lot better than we anticipated. Gulf County EMS utilized Facebook for the rst time in their response to Debby, us ing the social media site to post alerts, photos and vid eos, frequently asked ques tions and warnings about the storm. Its the way to goyou can get out so much informa tion, Nelson said. We got a lot of really good feedback. Gulf County GIS Direc tor and Emergency Man agement Coordinator Scott Warner said he saw a spike in the amount of likes their page received from people seeking local information on Debby. Weve been working on getting it linked to our emer gency notication system, Warner said. My dream would be to have it linked to our GIS mapping site. Gulf County EMS acti vated to level two on June 24, meaning they called in additional local staff to aid in emergency response, while the Gulf County Board of County Commissioners de clared a local state of emer gency the following day. Nelson said he was ready to activate to a level one last Monday, which would call in state and/or federal assis tance, and call for manda tory evacuations in the area, but a change in Debbys di rection quickly changed the plan of action. If its a category three coming at us, you know what to dowith something like this you dont, Nelson said. You dont want to move people if you dont have to. Bottom line, we were lucky the way things turned out. Debby was the fourth named storm of 2012, and this is the rst year that there have been four named storms before July. Nelson said the number or frequen cy of storms during a season doesnt change the response plan. Catastrophic Hurricane Andrew was the rst named storm during the 1992 hur ricane season and didnt de velop until mid-August. It doesnt matter if we get 30 storms in one year, if we get one storm that hits us and does damage its been a bad year, Nelson said. It doesnt matter how many storms there are, it matters what hits us. Nelson stressed the im portance of having a family plan for storm season. You never know when the next disaster is going to hit, Nelson said. And a hur ricane is several disasters wrapped into one. Send your letters to : LETTERS TO THE EDITOR P.O. Box 308 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 Fax: 850-227-7212 Email: tcroft@star.com Comments from our readers in the form of letters to the editor or a guest column are solicited and encouraged. A newspapers editorial page should be a forum where differing ideas and opinions are exchanged. All letters and guest columns must be signed and should include the address and phone number of the author. The street address and phone number are for verication and will not be published. Letters must be in good taste and The Star reserves the right to edit letters for correctness and style. S H A RE Y O U R OPINION S ATTENTION !!! GULF COUNTY REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE FORUM WHEN: 7:00 PM EST MONDAY JULY 16 WHERE : CAPITAL CITY BANK 504 Monument Ave. Port St. Joe All Candidates invited To Speak !! Meet them Hear their issues Bring your questions All voters invited See you there Membership Communication Committee Joanna Bryan, Chairman JOANNA812000@yahoo.com Watch for our new website coming soon at www.gulfgop.com Its a great day accent and told me that she was the manager. The rst thing out of my mouth was, What is your policy on defective products? The manager seemed worried. Then, she asked what it was I had a problem with. I rolled up sleeve and said, My buttery. The manager and the girl who had gotten her for me started laughing. The manager led me to the tattoo counter where another sweet and innocent looking girl sat looking bored. The manager showed her my arm and buttery and asked her, Can you do anything about this? The girl, Anna (pronounced Onya) said, No. I got this real sad look on my face like a kid gets when the sand crab he bought or found at the beach dies and starts stinking up the car on the way home and his parents make him throw it out the window. I looked at the manager, rolled up left sleeve and said, Id like a free buttery on this arm. She smiled and agreed to the free buttery. Anna was nice, she was from Moscow. She thought Reita was from Albania, so I might have been wrong about Bosnia or Serbia. I got better instructions from Anna. I walked out with a Simon says put your left hand on your head look about me, but I was happy. Some butteries are free. You can see pictures of my butteries and read other stories at www. CranksMyTractor.com. HALIFAX from page A1 Apalachicola *The Star in Port St. Joe North Carolina newspapers include: Times-News, Burlington The Daily News, Jacksonville The Gaston Gazette, Gastonia The Star, Shelby The Free Press, Kinston The Jones Post, Kinston The Havelock News, Havelock The Sun Journal and The Shopper, New Bern The Topsail Advertiser, Surf City What these newspapers have in common with the Halifax Media Group properties is this: They are the best and most reliable source for local news in their communities, said Michael Red ding, CEO of Halifax Media Group. We believe in the future of newspapers, both in print and online. We have to be great at both. These newspapers em body Halifax Media Groups philosophy for providing local news that no one else can deliver. About Halifax Media Group Founded in 2010, Halifax Media is headquartered in Daytona Beach, Fla. The companys investment group includes Stephens Capital Partners, JAARSSS Media, and Redding Invest ments. 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E-mail outdoors news to tcroft@ star .com O UTDOORS www.starfl.com Section Section A By LOIS SWOBODA 653-1819 | @ApalachTimes Lswoboda@star .com Tropical Storm Debby has come and gone, but we will be feeling her effects for weeks to come. Debby dumped record rains on the county and a week later, there is still standing water everywhere. Franklin County has become mosquito heaven. As most people know, mosquitoes lay their eggs in standing water. Following ooding, mosquito numbers will likely increase in about seven to ten days, depending upon temperature. The warmer the weather, the sooner they begin to swarm. After a storm, water retention ponds, drainage ditches, storm drains, holes left by uprooted trees, tire ruts or soil erosion are full of water that can stagnate over days. All of these are ideal places for mosquitoes to lay their eggs. Even smaller containers hold enough water to act as mosquito nurseries. Mosquito larvae are commonly found in potted plants and the saucers under them, trash cans, bird baths, old tires, wading pools, discarded jars, cans and other containers, plastic toys, coolers, buckets, water bowls for animals, ornamental pools, boats, gutters, bromeliads, magnolia leaves sagging tarpaulins or other covers and at rooftops. Right now is the time to avoid a mosquito invasion by being proactive. Overturn any object containing storm water. Be sure to check trash cans and buckets. Collect and properly dispose of debris from the storm. Mulch magnolia leaves that have accumulated on the ground and clean out gutters. Remove water that collects on sagging tarpaulins or other covers or awnings on your house or property. Clear debris from drainage ditches to so that storm water runs off and does not stagnate and ll in holes left by uprooted trees, vehicles or heavy equipment. Wading pools and bird baths should be emptied weekly. Pet dishes, bromeliads and other small containers should be ushed several times a week. Repair window and door screens to keep mosquitoes out of your home. Larger temporary bodies of water should be treated with an insecticide containing the bacteria Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis (Bti), which does not pose a hazard to animals. You can buy Bti at the hardware store in the form of mosquito dunks. Spraying the shrubs in your yard, the underside of window air conditioners and low structures like sh cleaning stations and wooden stairs where mosquitoes rest during the hot part of the day will reduce the mosquito population. Some pest control companies offer this service. Permanent bodies of water, like ponds and retention pools can be stocked with guppies to eat the larvae. Personal protection is important too. Staying indoors is one way to avoid mosquitoes, although this is usually not possible or practical if you are active in cleanup and repair efforts but remember that mosquitoes are most active at dusk, so avoid outdoor activity at those times. Wearing a hat, long sleeved shirts and long pants can also shield you from mosquito bites. Products containing DEET are very safe and effective at repelling mosquitoes. Some herbal products are also effective insect repellants for much shorter periods of time. Perspiration reduces the duration of protection provided any insect repellant. Children and pregnant women should use small amounts and the lowest concentrations of any repellent. It is also best to apply these products to clothing rather than skin and remember DEET can etch watch glasses and plastic lenses or jewelry. 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Special to The Star The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) voted to keep the recreational harvest of snook in Gulf of Mexico waters closed for another year to offer the species additional protection after a 2010 cold kill detrimentally affected the population. The decision came at the June 28 Commission meeting in Palm Beach Gardens after staff presented an updated stock assessment that showed snook populations are improving in the Atlantic and are not in biological jeopardy in the Gulf. The next assessment is due in 2015. If we have a bad winter this year, we will benefit from this caution; if we dont have a bad winter, we will let all these breeding fish come through the slot, said Vice Chairman Kenneth Wright, referring to the snook slot limit of 28 to 33 inches in Gulf of Mexico waters. Well really have done something good and well have protected some of these fish. The recreational snook season was closed in Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic waters by executive order on Jan.16, 2010, after the cold kill. The FWC manages snook in both state and federal waters, though the species tends to inhabit the shallower, near-shore state waters. The effects of the cold kill were less severe on the Atlantic coast, where the normal season reopened for harvest Sept. 1, 2011. The Gulf of Mexico recreational season was to reopen Sept. 1, 2012, and now is expected to reopen Sept. 1, 2013. Catch-andrelease of snook will be allowed during the closure. In the Atlantic, the season will remain unchanged. Annual closures in the Atlantic are from Dec. 15 through Jan. 31 and from June 1 through Aug. 31. There is no commercial harvest for snook in Florida. Snook are one of Floridas premier game fish, and anglers often practice catch-and-release techniques when targeting this species. When planning to release snook, proper handling techniques ensure the best chance of survival. This includes returning the fish to the water as quickly as possible; using wet hands to handle the fish; supporting its weight in a horizontal position when the fish is out of the water; not holding the fish by the gill plate, eye or jaw; and reviving the fish if necessary by running it through the water head-first to allow water to flow over its gills. Learn more about snook by visiting MyFWC. com/Fishing and clicking on Saltwater, Recreational Regulations and Snook. By KHRYSTEN KEYS Star Staff Intern If the scallop season wasnt long enough for you then you are in luck. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has permanently extended the scalloping season an additional two weeks. The new season will begin July 1 and ends Sept. 25. A study concerning the extended seasons of the past two years suggested the new extended season will not have a negative impact on the scallops. The ndings have made the FWC also look into changing a ban on commercial harvest of bay scallops in Florida state waters, a decision that was made in 1994. As for now, the commercial harvest of bay scallops is not allowed. The FWC is pressing for information from consumers and scallop hunters concerning their hunting habits and their feelings and interest concerning an extended season. You can help FWCs scallop researchers by completing an online survey at svy.mk/bayscallops or by completing a postage-paid survey. For more information email BayScallops@MyFWC.com Remember: The bag limit for scalloping is two gallons of whole bay scallops or one pint of meat per person a day. The vessel limit for scalloping is 10 gallons of whole bay scallops or half a gallon of meat. Snook to remain closed State extends scallop season two weeks If we have a bad winter this year, we will bene t from this caution; if we dont have a bad winter, we will let all these breeding sh come through the slot. Kenneth Wright Vice Chairman Freshwater Saltwater St. Joe Bay is still the color of sweet tea. Opening days of scallop season are not to promising, however, good reports of bigger shells are in the deeper channels off of Blacks Island. Good reports of red sh and trout are coming in from the FIRE TOWER and from Towns beach early in the mornings. With the red snapper season extended until July 17, we should all get a little more time on the water this year! Rain water is still over lling most creeks and has the main rivers on a rise. Good news for the cat sherman, but not so much for the bass this week. The rising waters have pushed bream into the back waters of smaller creeks, so shing should be strong after the muddy water clears. SPONSORED BY

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PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA SP O RTS www.starfl.com A Section Thursday, July 5, 2012 Page 7 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 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. ET on 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 football, cross country, volleyball, cheerleading and weightlifting 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. Special to The Star The Wewa Dixie All-Stars nished runner-up in the Darlings division (8-and-under) of the district tournament that started on June 16 in Sneads. Wewa had a 2-2 record in the district tournament. Special to The Star The Wewa All-Stars won the district championship in the Angels division (10and-under) with a 3-0 record, allowing no runs, in the tournament that started on June 16 in Sneads. Wewa defeated Marianna 14-0 and Sneads 11-0 to advance to the championship game. Wewa clinched the district crown by defeating Sneads 10-0. The Wewa Dixie Angels All-Star team heads to the state tournament that starts July 13 in Carrabelle. Special to The Star The Wewa Dixie AllStars won the district championship in the Ponytail division (12-and-under) with a 3-0 record in the district tournament that started on June 16 in Sneads. Wewa defeated Marianna 11-1 and Sneads 15-0 on the rst day of tournament. Wewa clinched the district crown by defeating Marianna 2-1 on the second day of the tournament. The Wewa Dixie Ponytail All-Star team advances to the state tournament that starts July 13 in Carrabelle. SPECIAL TO THE STAR Top Row: Coach Brooke Wooten, Coach Doug Sloan and Coach Tony Price. Middle Row: Lyndsey Butler, Kristen Thompson, Raegan Davis, Tamiah Rouse, Gracie Price, Kristen Nichols and Shelby Sloan. Bottom Row: Aleah Wooten, Madison Hall, Cyrina Madrid, Gracie Lester and Aubrey Clayton. Wewa Dixie Angels all-stars win district title Top row: Coach Dayton Lister, Coach Charles Grice and Coach Larry Kirkland Middle Row: Ashten Lolley, Mariah Brown, Alexis Bass, Jocelyn Minchew, Jade McLemore, Anna Setterich and Naomi Parker. Bottom Row: Kayla Cody, Angela Long, ShaMario Cole, Savannah Lister and Takaylynn Carter. SPECIAL TO THE STAR Wewa Dixie Ponytail all-stars become district champs High school athletics physicals in two weeks SPECIAL TO THE STAR Top Row: Mariah Baker, Jillian Drigger, Madison Forehand, Katie Shealy, Hannah Taunton, Haley Guffey, and Madison Easter. Bottom Row: Destiny Palmer, Anna McGlon, Landin Johnson, Jolee Sloan and Kieara Derosier. Not Pictured: Coach Jayme Guffey, Coach Denny McGlon, Coach Allan Easter and Coach Haywood Shealy Wewa Dixie Darlings all-stars districts runner-up

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Local A8 | The Star certicates in two or three or ve years. Tax certicates must be held a minimum of two years and a maximum of seven years. After seven years, the certicate holder must apply for a tax deed. The companies holding the two certicates at issue specialize in purchasing a tax certicate for invest ment purposes. One is ac cruing 10 percent a year in interest. The county and school board have agreed to nego tiate outstanding tax liens from other years, both rec ognizing the upside of get ting the property back on the tax rolls. However, the IRS would like the tax certicates dealt with before discharging the federal lien to prevent a pri vate entity from applying for a tax deed and benet ing from the discharge of the IRS lien. If the status quo should remain through the term of the certicates, any entity seeking a tax deed would have to deal with the full federal tax debt as well as the costs of demolishing the hospital building and bringing the land to the point of being developable. That, Gibson said, would be his point to the companies holding the certicates as he tries to negotiate terms for the city to address the certicates down the road. The property isnt worth anything in its cur rent stateits kind of a stalemate at the moment, said Mayor Mel Magidson. Weve got to get rid of those tax liens and weve got to get rid of those buildings and put the property back on the tax roll. We have some time to play with it. We just dont want anyone to apply for a tax deed. The good news, Gibson said, is the IRS is willing to consider a full discharge of the federal debt if the city can remove the threat of the tax certicates in a vi able fashion. Its good news, the tax liens are over $1 million, Gibson said. Getting the more than $1 million in back taxes released is the key to getting this property. Commissioner Rex Buzzett said break-ins and vandalism have been an is sue on the property and will continue to be a problem as long as the abandoned buildings remain. I think everyone knows this, but I live across the street from it and Id like to see it gone, Buzzett said. Property values would go up in the area. McCroan, Buzzett sworn in During the June 19 regu lar bi-monthly meeting a standing room only crowd of friends and family gathered to watch new Group 3 Com missioner Phil McCroan and Group 4 Commissioner Buzzett, who was not chal lenged for re-election, be sworn into ofce. McCroan beat out in cumbent candidate Lorinda Gingell in city election in early May, garnering 74 per cent of the vote. 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! Pd.Pol.Ad. AUTOM A TIC POWER PROTECTION 24/7 **PRICES VARY DEPENDING ON EQUIPMENT & INSTALLATION No lights, loss of communication and safety issues are just a few of the headaches associated with a power outage. When the power goes out, depend on a GENER A C standby generator to supply back-up electricity to your homes essential items, automatically. No manual starting. FOR TURN KEY INSTALLATION STARTING AT: $4500.00** Anderson Power Services 229-247-6630 http://andersonpowerservices.com PUBLIC NOTICE The Gulf County Tourist Development Council is now accepting Sponsorship and Special Funding Applications for the 2012-2013 the Gulf County Welcome Center at 150 Captain Freds Place, Port www.visitgulf.com or 850-229-7800 A workshop to review the process will be held on Monday, July 9, 2012 at 9:00 a.m., E.T. PUBLIC NOTICE Public Hearings will be held at the Planning and Development Review Board (PDRB) Special Meeting on Monday July 9, 2012 at 4:00 P.M. EST. The Public Hearings will be held in the City Commission Meeting Room at City Hall, 305 Cecil Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Fl. 32456 to discuss and act on the following: 1) Development Order RequestKellee Novak, Parcel #04791-000R located at the 402 Reid Ave. in Port St. Joe. City of Port St. Joe Lots 2 & NE/ 2 Lot 4 ORB 496/522 FR Capital City Bank ORB 500/874 FR PSJ Reid 402 LLC Map 2) Ordinance 481 Nuisances 3) Ordinance 482 Park Regulation 4) Ordinance 483 Homeless Shelters Interested persons may attend and be heard at the public hearings or provide comments in writing to the Planning and Development Review Board, City of Port St. Joe City Hall, 305 Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. Transactions of the public hearings will not be recorded. Persons wishing to appeal any decision made during the hearings will need a record of the proceeding and should ensure a verbatim record is made, including the testimony on which the appeal is based. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person who wishes to attend and requires assistance may call the City GULF PINES from page A1 Thursday, July 5, 2012

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COMMUNITY www.starfl.com B Page 1 Section Thursday, July 5, 2012 By TIM CROFT 227-7827|@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com Indian Pass resident Marie Romanelli recently purchased the medal pictured here at the St. Joseph Humane Societys Faiths Thrift Hut for $5. Due to the volume of donations for the Thrift Hut, it is unknown how long the medal was on the shelves or its origins. The reason for the purpose was twofold, Romanelli said: support the Humane Society and maybe try to nd the rightful owner of the medal. They may be very common medals, but I would like to get it back to its rightful owner, Romanelli said. This seems like something somebody would be proud to have earned. If I can nd who it belongs to, Id like to get it back to them. The medal is bronze and heavy, with a light blue ribbon striped in red, white and blue. There is clasp pin on the back, as if it was meant to be pinned on a uniform jacket. On the front is a bald eagle standing astride a sword, with the words Ef ciency, Honor and Fidelity inscribed around the outer edge. The back includes For Good on top and Conduct at the bottom, with a vepointed star in the middle. The back is ringed with leaves. The medal came in it what appears to be the original box, which is worn, blue and cardboard. On one side of the box there is lettering, Medal, Korean Service, A. and in smaller letters underneath is spelled Components, Pendant, Pendant Ribbon, A, AF, N. The initials USMC, representing the United States Marine Corps, are written just above the manufacturers identity, Medallic Art Company of New York City. There are also numbers that appear to be a lot or serial number for the medal. Anybody with information on the medal, or who might know of its origins and owner, is asked to call Tim Croft at The Star newspaper, 227-7827. By LOIS SWOBODA 653-1819 | @ApalachTimes Lswoboda@star .com Once again, islanders and the folks from Apalachicola National Research Reserve (ANERR) have joined forces to rescue a nestling osprey from stormy weather. On June 24, Rob and Kay Olin of St. George Island watched in horror as an osprey nest they have enjoyed watching all season, fell. Olin braved the storm surge from Tropical Storm Debby bayside on the island to rescue the chick. I ran out there, he said, and it was chaos. The nest was in a thousand pieces. I stood there wondering how am I going to nd it. Then I saw the chick was right in front of me. I picked it up and put it into a basket. Both parents were circling frantically overhead. I held the baby up for the mother to see wanting to give her some hope. Olin vowed to return the chick to its parents. Sunday afternoon, Olin and family, with the chick, evacuated to Tallahassee. Before leaving home, he was able to contact the Florida Wild Mammal Association wildlife rescue facility (FWMA) in Wakulla County. Sunday evening around 9 p.m., Olin met Eric Lovestrand, a wildlife educator for ANERR, in Crawfordville and Lovestrand took the chick to FWMA. Director Chris Beatty and helpers were already overwhelmed dealing with over 20 baby pelicans also rescued from Debby. Beatty said the chick was a partially edged nestling and quickly recovered given a little sh and some TLC. On Tuesday, Olin had carpenter Red Blaisdell built a platform atop the same standing dead pine that had held the original nest. It was shorter now, having lost its top to a storm. Blaisdell shortened it further to create a at surface for better support for the nest box. Olin and Blaisdell Star Staff Report In weather emergencies, warnings can save lives. But traditional warning methods such as television, radio and outdoor sirens dont always reach everyone. Beginning last month, emergency of cials have a new way to send warnings directly to cell phones in affected areas Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEAs). These short messages may look like a text message, but unlike texts, which are sent directly to your phone number, these warnings will be broadcast to all phones within range of designated cell towers through the Commercial Mobile Alert System (CMAS). The alerts will tell you the type of warning, the affected area and the duration. Youll need to turn to other sources, such as television or your NOAA All-Hazards radio, to get more detailed information about what is happening and what actions you should take. Cell tower geography may lead to overwarning Because cell towers broadcast in a radius, or circle, their coverage areas dont line up neatly with county boundaries. This means you may receive warnings for an adjacent county if youre within a few miles of the border. The alerts are delivered directly from cell tower to cell phone through a one-way broadcast. The Commercial Mobile Alert System does not track or locate individual cell phones or phone numbers it simply broadcasts to all phones within range. Unfortunately, in some cases, this may result in overwarning. For example, if a tornado warning is issued for a particular county, it will go to all towers that serve that county. Towers in urban areas generally serve a radius of two to ve miles and in rural areas up to 10 miles, so the warning message may reach a little beyond the warning boundaries. Wireless Emergency Alerts: Three types of warnings The Commercial Mobile Alert System (CMAS) can be used to broadcast three types of emergency alerts: Presidential alerts: Issued by the U.S. President in the event of a nationwide emergency. No president has ever had to issue a presidential alert, but should one become necessary, cell phone providers are required to broadcast it to all WEAcapable phones; Imminent threat alerts: Typically issued by the National Weather Service. For Florida, these would include tornado, ash ooding, hurricane, extreme wind or tsunami Special to The Star Honorable Rebecca L. (Becky) Norris, Gulf County clerk of the circuit court and comptroller, was recently elected as president of the Florida Court Clerks and Comptrollers, a professional association, for the upcoming year at the annual conference in Panama City Beach. Hon. Fred N. Witten, retired Gulf County Judge, was on hand to perform the ceremony of installing Clerk Norris as president. After taking the oath of of ce, Clerk Norris addressed the membership and discussed the importance of ful lling the clerks duties while working together, despite limited statewide funding. We continue to face challenges as we move forward: funding, legislation, technology and meeting the needs of our local of ces as we are forced to do more with less, Clerk Norris said during her acceptance speech. I cant say it will be easy, but together, with the support of each other, we can accomplish much. I am convinced that with a committed group of new of cers and a more than capable staff, that we, the Florida Court Clerks and Comptrollers, will collaboratively work together during this upcoming year to meet the needs that we all experience on a day-today basis large county to small, and all in between. We have done this since our responsibilities were rst outlined by the Florida Constitution and de ned in Florida statutes. Serving the past year as the rst vice president and three previous years as an executive board of cer, Clerk Norris gained the experience and knowledge to fulll her role as President for the upcoming program year. Clerk Norris also acknowledged the importance of each clerks dedicated staff and the hard work they perform. She said her staff is one of the main reasons for the success of the Gulf County clerks of ce. We have learned to do more with less, and, although sometimes we feel like the water is up to our eyeballs and rising, we take pride in our work and are thankful and consider it an honor to serve the public, Clerk Norris said. My hat goes off to each member Medal in need of home SPECIAL TO THE STAR Top: Blaisdell places the rescued edgling in the nest. Bottom: Rob Olin with the osprey chick he rescued Left: The chick Wireless emergency alerts Integrated public alert and warning system sends warnings directly to cell phones Osprey chick rescued from Debby RESCUED! See OSPREY B6 See WIRELESS B5 Norris chosen as next Florida Clerks President Gulf County Clerk to lead statewide organization for clerks and comptrollers See CLERK B6 SPECIAL TO THE STAR Retired Gulf County Judge Fred Witten helped install Gulf County Clerk of Courts Becky Norris as president of the Florida Court Clerks and Comptrollers.

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B2 | The Star Special to The Star PANAMA CITY Gulf Coast State Colleges Gulf/ Franklin Campus in Port St. Joe has been home to Brenda Galloway since September 5, 2006, but now shes ready to move on to other adventures and spend more time with her family. Galloway was recognized for her service as Director of the Gulf/Franklin Campus at the Colleges District Board of Trustees meeting June 21. Brenda has been a teacher and a superintendent, and then we were blessed to have her as part of our family, said Trustee Chair Denise Butler about her friend and colleague. This is a very special day for her to end her educational career. Galloway was honored for her contributions to GCSC, the residents of Gulf and Franklin counties and the eld of education. The students have been the bene ciary, Butler said. The trustees and members of the audience stood to recognize Galloway as Gulf Coast President Dr. Jim Kerley presented her with the Soaring Eagle award. I would like to say thank you on behalf of the whole College. I know youve helped hundreds and hundreds of students, youve touched lives and youll continue to touch lives. This award is for people whove gone above and beyond and like eagles, soar above any obstacles, said Kerley. Galloway thanked the trustees and her husband, Charlie, who was present for the ceremony. Without Charlie, I couldnt have done this. Hes been a great supporter of me throughout my career. 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 dbutler@coastalcoverage.com Locally owned and operated Home Business Auto Health Workers Comp TM 1-850-309-1996 shredit.com Thursday, July 5, 2012 Local Retiring GCSC Gulf/Franklin campus director honored by Trustees SPECIAL TO THE STAR Brenda Galloway, middle, was honored by Gulf Coast State College President Dr. Jim Kerley (right) and Denise Butler, the chairwoman of the college Board of Trustees.

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The Star| B3 GCEC sponsors D.C. trip for local students Special to The Star Alexa Allison, a student from Wewahitchka, and Blake Brannon recently traveled to Washington, D.C., as the winners of Gulf Coast Electric Cooperatives Youth Tour competition. GCECs local competition is part of the national Rural Electric Youth Tour program. Each year, the cooperative sponsors the Youth Tour contest for juniors whose parents are members of GCEC. Contestants are interviewed by a panel of three judges from the electric cooperative industry, and two winners are chosen to travel on an all-expensespaid trip to Washington, D.C. in June. While in Washington, the students toured the numerous museums; Arlington National Cemetery; the Iwo Jima Monument; the U.S. Capitol area; the Korean, Lincoln, Vietnam, FDR, Jefferson and World War II Memorials; Mt. Vernon; and the National Cathedral. They also enjoyed the U.S. Marine Corps Sunset Parade; a boat cruise and dance on the Potomac River; and ended their trip by seeing the musical Memphis at the Kennedy Center. A highlight of the trip was the National Youth Day rally, where they joined other juniors from across the nation. We were proud to have Alexa and Blake represent Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative in Washington, said GCEC Manager of Marketing and Member Services Kristin Evans. The Washington, D.C. Youth Tour Program has been in existence since 1958, when 34 students from Iowa and a handful of chaperones visited Washington for a weeklong study tour. By 1964, the program was catching on, and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association began to coordinate the efforts of the co-ops. Since then, thousands of young people have experienced this oncein-a-lifetime opportunity to visit our nations capitol and learn about our government. Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative is part of the Touchstone Energy national alliance of local, consumer-owned electric cooperatives providing high standards of service to customers large and small. GCEC serves approximately 20,200 meters in Bay, Calhoun, Gulf, Jackson, Walton and Washington counties and in the municipalities of Wewahitchka, Ebro, White City, Lynn Haven, Fountain and Southport. 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 SATURDAY JUL Y 7TH LIVE M U SIC HOLLY ATKINS ON TH E PO RCH 8 PM -U N T IL FR I DAY JUL Y 6TH LIVE M U SI C BUDDY HAMM 7 PM -U N T IL HA PP Y H O UR MON F R I 5 PM 7 PM E DT 2-FOR-1 COLD B EER 4TH OF JU L Y SPE C I A LS WERE ST I LL H AVING A B LAST, COME JOIN US! LI VE M U SI C ON TH E PO RCH THUR S DAY JUL Y 5TH LIVE M U SI C RANDY STARK ON TH E P O RCH 7 PM -U N T IL 850 229 -FINE (3463) 117 SA I LORS COV E PORT ST. JO E Smart Lenses SM Can produce clear vision without glasses, at all distances "Freedom from Eye Glasses, Now a reality for many." NO HIDDEN CHARGES: It is our policy that the patient and any other person responsible for payments has the right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed by payment or any other service, examination or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free, discounted fee or reduced fee service, examination or treatment. www.mulliseye.com "WE WELCOME NE W PATIE N TS, C ALL T ODAY FOR YOUR P RIORITY APP OI N TME N T" FOR NEW PATIENTS 59 AND OLDER This certificate is good for a complete Medical Eye Exam with Todd Robinson, M.D. Board Certified Eye Physician and Surgeon. The exam includes a prescription for eye glasses and tests for Glaucoma, Cataracts and other eye diseases FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT CALL: 850-763-6666 ELIGIBILITY: U.S. Citizens living in the Florida Panhandle, 59 years and older, not presently under our care. Coupon Expires: 7-31-12 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 Thursday, July 5, 2012 School News Special to The Star Heather Strange, of Wewahitchka, Fla., a junior, was named to the Deans List of Mercer Universitys Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics for the spring 2012 semester. Inclusion on this list requires students to meet rigorous gradepoint-average standards for the Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics. About Mercer University Founded in 1833, Mercer University is a dynamic and comprehensive center of undergraduate, graduate and professional education. The University enrolls more than 8,300 students in 11 schools and colleges liberal arts, law, pharmacy, medicine, business, engineering, education, theology, music, nursing and continuing and professional studies on major campuses in Macon, Atlanta and Savannah and at four regional academic centers across the state. Mercer is af liated with four teaching hospitals Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah, the Medical Center of Central Georgia in Macon, and The Medical Center and St. Francis Hospital in Columbus and has educational partnerships with Warner Robins Air Logistics Center in Warner Robins and Piedmont Healthcare in Atlanta. The University operates an academic press and a performing arts center in Macon and an engineering research center in Warner Robins. Mercer is the only private university in Georgia to eld an NCAA Division I athletic program. www.mercer.edu Special to The Star Jonathan Davidson, son of Eric Davidson of Port St. Joe, has graduated from New College of Florida in Sarasota with a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics. Davidson was one of 179 graduates of the states honors college this spring. He attended Port St. Joe High School prior to being accepted to New College. During his tenure there, Davidson interned for Open Equal Free, a non-pro t bringing open education resources to teachers in lesser developed countries. His senior thesis, titled Economics of the Hackers Revolution: How Open Source Challenges Notions of Innovation and Value in the Age of Free, focused on open source computer programs. In the fall, Davidson plans to attend the School of Information at University of Michigan and earn a Masters degree in information science. He was awarded a University of Michigan merit scholarship. A national leader in the liberal arts and sciences with a student body of about 825, New Colleges students come from throughout the United States and approximately 25 foreign countries. Hallmarks of a New College education include independent research, close collaboration with faculty and the development of critical thinking skills to prepare students for a variety of vocations, from scientists and doctors to lm writers and teachers. About 80 percent of New College alumni go on to graduate school within six years of graduation. For more information about New College, visit www.ncf.edu. GCSC Honors Program accepting students for fall Special to The Star The Honors Program Of ce is open for advising and interviewing potential Honors Program students. The program offers a slate of classes within the general education requirements that are small in size but big in learning. GCSC Honors Program faculty members engage in the best practices of Honors teaching -classes bubble with critical reasoning strategies, creativity and originality, experiential learning, openness, exploration and deep conversation. Entry requirements are 3.5 GPA from high school or a 3.5 GPA from GCSC after 15 credits. Other indicators include: placement test scores in higher levels of mathematics and reading; AP, IB and dual enrolled credits; an inquisitive nature and love of learning demonstrated in conversation. Advising days and hours are 9:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. CT July 2-20. The of ce is on the second oor of the Social Sciences Building at the colleges Panama City Campus, room 216. If anyone would like more information, please contact Jennifer Hamilton at jhamilton@gulfcoast. edu or call 769-1551 ext. 5850. Wewahitchkas Heather Strange earns Deans List honors Port St. Joe resident graduates PHOTOS SPECIAL TO THE STAR Blake Brannon and Alexa Allison, who represented Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative at the Rural Electric Youth Tour in Washington, pose for a picture outside of the White House. The students also met Rep. Steve Southerland at the Capitol.

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FAITH Page B4 www.starfl.com First Baptist Church 102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE Buddy Caswell, Minister of Music & Education Bobby Alexander, Minister to Students New Service Schedule for First Baptist Church Sunday School & Worship Service .................. 9:00 am Sunday School & Worship Service ................. 10:30 am Sunday Evening Adult Bible Study ................. 6:00 pm Wednesday Night Supper .......................... 5:30 pm Wednesday Night Adult Prayer Meeting ............. 6:30 pm Wednesday Night Children's Ministry activities ....... 6:30 pm Wednesday Night Youth Ministry activities ........... 6:30 pm www.fbcpsj.org Wednesday Night Youth Ministry activities www.fbcpsj.org Jeff Pinder Pastor Sunday Sunday School ............. 9:00 am Worship Service ............ 10:30 am Youth Groups ............... 5:30 pm New Service Schedule for First Baptist Church Sunday School & Worship Service .................. 9:00 am Wednesday Wednesday Night Supper .............. 5:00 6:15 pm ............................ 5:45 6:10 pm Nursery ........................................ 6:00 7:30 pm ....................................... 6:15 7:30 pm Surrender Student Ministry ........... 6:15 7:30 pm The Unshakable Truth Journey ..... 6:15 7:30 pm Celebration Choir Rehearsal ........ 6:30 7:30 pm Prayer Meeting ........................... 6:30 7:30 pm Praise Band ............................. 7:30 9:00 pm (Rehearsal in Sanctuary) SUNDAY : WOR S HIP AT SUN S ET P ARK 8 AM 11 AM ON THE 2ND SUNDAY OF THE MONTH SUNDAY: BI B LE CLA SS 9:30 AM SATURDAY : COFFEE T IME 9 11 AM M ONDAY : L IFE T REE CAF 7 PM W EDNE S DAY : MEN S B I B LE S TUDY 8 AM & WOMEN S BI B LE STUDY 5 PM 1602 Hwy 98, Mexico Beach, FL (850) 890.1424 www.livingwateratthebeach.com 2275 Garrison Ave. Port St. Joe, Fl (850) 229-1929 (850) 229-1939 Here to help when help is needed most. H OLY H ILL F UNERAL H OME NOW OPEN Jerry Arhelger, SOUTHERLAND FAMILY FUNERAL HOME 507 10th Street Port St. Joe (850) 229-8111 TO KNOW CHRIS T AND T O MAKE H I M K NOWN ST. JAME S E PI S COPAL C HURCH 800 22ND STREET, P ORT ST. JOE 8:00 and 11:00 a.m. (EST) Sunday School 9:45 www.stjamesepiscopalchurch.org Come worship with us! Rector Father Tommy Dwyer St. Peters Church, ACC (Traditional Services 1928 BCP) Morning Prayer & Holy Communion Sunday...............10:00 A.M. Community Healing Service 6:00 P.M. 4 th Thursday of Every Month The Rev. Dr. D. Pete Windham, Priest The Rev Lou Little, Deacon Services Temporarily at Senior Citizens Center, 120 Library Drive An Unchanging Faith In A Changing World Morning Prayer & Holy Communion Sunday...............10:00 A.M. The Rev. Lou Little, Priest Services Temporarily at Senior Citizens Center, 120 Library Drive An Unchanging Faith In A Changing World 5:00 & 6:00 p.m. Pastor Josh Fidler COMFORTER FUNERAL HOME W. P. Rocky Comforter L.F.D. (850) 227-1818 www.faithchristianpsj.net (850) 229-6707 9:45 10:30 10:45 6:00 Our Church can be your home First Church of the Nazarene 2420 Long Avenue Port St. Joe, Florida 32456 (850) 229-9596 Give unto the Lord the glory due His name, worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness. Psalm 29:2 Sunday School ............................ 10 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship ........... 11 a.m. Sunday Evening Worship .............. 6 p.m. Wednesday Evening Service ....... 7 p.m. A Spirit Filled Outreach Oriented Word of Faith Church HOME OF T H E POWER H OUSE YOUT H M INISTRIES Pastors Andrew & Cathy R utherford W elcome you to worship with us: S unday 10:30am S unday N ight Prayer 6pm W ednesday 7pm www.familylifechurch.net 323 R eid Ave ~ Downtown Port S t. Joe, F L ~ 850-229-5433 Deborah Tuttle Wednesday: Children: 6:15 p.m. ET Youth: 6:15 p.m. ET Choir: 7:00 p.m. ET Thursday, July 5, 2012 This business invites you to visit the church of your choice this week. Remember whos in charge When things are going good, we take it for granted a lot. God has to remind us at time where things come from weve got. We pat ourselves on the back making us feel real large. He has to remind us over and over of who is really in charge. We get spoiled when things are going our way. We think were a real success. After He gets our attention, we see without Him were a mess. Honor God daily, be faithful and true. The blessings He gives He can take away too. We need to be humble about the things we do, be it small or large. Remember, God is the giver of good or bad. Hes the one in charge. 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, Fla., 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 on Avenue D. Special to The Star Faith Christian School offers an extended day for students from K3 through the fourth grade. Preschool extended day kids eat lunch, take a nap and enjoy playtime until a parent picks the child up or until 5 p.m. ET, and elementary school extended day kids do homework and socialize until the a parent picks the child up or until 5 p.m. Extended day is of great value to parents that work, or have afternoon errands. If you would like more information of Faith Christian Schools extended day program, just call 229-6707 or visit our web site at www. FaithChristianPSJ.net. Faith BRIEF Obituary Ms. Harriet Nonie Schoelles, 73, of Apalachicola, passed away Friday, June 29, in Port Saint Joe. A native of Washington, D.C., she lived several years in Tallahassee during the 1960s before moving to Apalachicola over 40 years ago. She worked as an accountant and was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Apalachicola, where she sung in the choir and served as church bookkeeper. She was preceded in death by her husband Roland M. Schoelles Sr. Survivors include her son, Dennis Crosby and wife Deedee, and her stepson, Roland Schoelles, Jr., all of Apalachicola; her grandchildren, Casey Crosby, Emily Crosby and Kevin Schoelles; her sister Mary Dorsey and husband John of Orlando; her brother, Luis Eason and wife Pat of Amelia Island; and her half sister, Mickey Demarest of Chicago, Ill. The funeral service were held at 11 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, July 3, at the United Methodist Church of Apalachicola, conducted by the Rev. Themistocles Patriotis, with interment following in the family plot in Magnolia Cemetery. She will lie in state at the church for an hour prior to the services. All services are under the direction of the Comforter Funeral Home, 601 Long Avenue, Port Saint Joe, FL 32456, 850-227-1818. Harriet Nonie Schoelles An extended day for kids A Lions Tale

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The Florida Department Emergency Management strongly encourages all residents to not opt out of these potentially life-saving messages. WIRELESS from page B1 KEY THINGS TO KNOW WEA messages may look like a text or appear over your home screen. The alert message will include a unique ringtone and vibration. You will never be charged for WEA messages. Emergency alerts will not interrupt any calls or downloads in progress. If youre on the phone when the alert goes out, youll get the message when you end the call. You need not have GPS or any other special features turned on to receive the alerts. The system does not identify your location or phone number it simply sends the messages to all devices in a given area. If youre on the road and enter an area with an active warning, youll receive a WEA message as soon as you come within range of one of the affected cell towers. Special to The Star The fth annual NASCAR Fun Show (horse show) to bene t Big River Riders 4-H Horse Club was a success. This event was put on to help raise money to help offset expenses to send seven members who quali ed to go to state competition July 12-14 in Tampa. Those members are junior/intermediate division Shawn Elia, Brooke McMillian, Desiree Outlaw and Rylee Waters and senior division Kayla Lindsey, Robin Outlaw and Hayley Smith. Participants had to have one sponsor to participate with a minimum of $20 sponsorship and a $5 entry. Participants had to make a sign for their sponsorships (unless sponsor provided one). These signs were hung up around the arena during the show. This was a day full of fun for everyone from participants to spectators. Participants competed in several fun events such as Wewa 500 (four corner arena race), Break A Tie (double bowtie), Fix A Flat (boot race), Cover Up (panty race) and Stop n Go (musical feed bags) to name a few. Participants provided much entertainment for all to see while also competing and having a lot of fun. Big River Riders 4-H Horse Club wishes to thank the following sponsors for sponsoring participants for this event (minimum sponsorships were $20): Gulf Coast Real Estate Group/Jay Rish ($200), Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative ($200 sponsorship), Chipola Turf Farms LLC ($100), Whit eld Timber Co. LLC ($100), Kenny Strange Electric ($100), Nicki and Danny Little ($100), Bay Environmental, Inc. ($100), Millers Heating & Air Conditioner ($50.00 sponsorship), Dothan Livestock ($50), Animal Hospital of Port St. Joe ($50), Pettis Pest Control ($50), Billy Traylor ($50), Whit eld Timber, LLC ($50), Equine Service H.L. Goode ($50), David B. Lister, DMD ($45), Joe Nugent ($45), Carlton Rich ($40), Emerald Coast FCU Wewa ($30), Jim and Becky McLeod ($30), Akes Septic Inc. ($30), Zoe Segree ($30), Buy-Rite Drugs Wewa ($25), St. Joe RentAll Inc. ($25), Rowlands Welding & Supplies ($25), Costins Insurance Agency ($25). Dixie Dandy Wewa, Randys Grocery, Richs IGA, Carolyn Husband/ Centennial Bank, Harolds Auto Parts, Gaskin-Graddy Insurance Agency, Basic Sweets Caf & Bakery, A & A Homecare, NAPA PSJ, Port St. Joe Marina, Lee McMillian Farrier Services, Harolds & Jeans Hay Farm (three sponsorships), Jason and Kristy Lee, Robert Nations Surveyor & Mapper, Bluewater Outriggers, Sourtheastern Premier Sales Inc., Blountstown Health & Rehabilitation, Jimmys Bait, Tackle, & Feed, Big E Trucking, Creek Stop & Deli, Coastal Landscape & Design, Plug Stanley, Rockin M Ranch (two sponsorships), Durens Piggly Wiggly, Joe Nugent, Broke-A-Toe Horseback Riding on the Beach and Active Styles Beauty Salon. Donations of $20 from David Taunton and Charlotte Moore. With your support this event turned out to be a great success the fth year in a row. We also want to thank the spectators, show crew, volunteers and parents for your continued support. Thanks for supporting Big River Riders 4-H Horse Club. NASCAR fun show a success for Big River Riders SPECIAL TO THE STAR From left, state quali ers Desiree Outlaw, Robin Outlaw, Kayla Lindsey, Shawn Elia, Hayley Smith, Rylee Waters, and Brooke McMillian. Thursday, July 5, 2012

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Wednesday morning, Lovestrand picked the osprey chick up at FWMA at 7:30 a.m. Beatty now had over 50 baby pelicans in house. Olin, at home on the island, observed the parents in the area of the nest platform Wednesday morning. At 1 p.m., Lovestrand delivered the chick and Blaisdell immediately placed it in the new nest. Lovestrand, Matt Anderson, a coworker from ANERR, Olin and Blaisdell kept vigil throughout the afternoon watching over the chick and scanning the sky. Around 3:30 p.m., one adult osprey ew in, looked over the nest and ew away. It returned shortly and perched in a tree nearby. A second osprey landed in tree farther away in the woods, and they began calling back and forth. Lovestrand, an experienced birder, noticed that the chick, which had been bobbing up and down before the adult bird arrived, attened itself in the nest when the big bird perched nearby. The rescuers watched the scene for a nerveracking hour. Finally, the chick stirred. Lovestrand said when the chick stretched its wings, the nearest adult took ight out over the bay and began hover hunting for sh. Around 4:30, it returned with a sh, circled several times and then landed on the nest. In a few minutes, the other adult joined its mate on the platform. When the moment happened, it was unbelievably magical. I had wondered about Eric and Matthew waiting around all afternoon for the parents to come back, but, when it happened, I realized this is what these guys live for, Olin said. Thursday morning, Olin awoke to a very happy scene of the osprey family reunited. The adults preened and groomed the baby and dgeted with the nest taking turns retrieving sh for their rescued youngster. To view a gallery of photos of the events surrounding the rescue visit www.apalachtimes. com. While this little osprey is happy and safe, FWMA is struggling with many more animals that need help. As of last Friday, they had received 54 pelican chicks and three adult pelicans, a clapper rail, several other osprey chicks, a sooty tern, a snow egret, a screech owl and more, all suffering the effects of wind and torrential rain. In all, over 70 Franklin County animals are sheltered there now and are consuming 75 pounds of sh daily. Many will be relocated to other shelters, but Beatty said volunteers and any emergency funding would be gratefully welcomed. You can send a taxdeductible donation to Florida Wild Mammal Association, 198 Edgar Poole Road, Crawfordville, FL 32327, or visit www. wakullawildlife.org/ and use the Paypal button to make an instant donation. 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! OSPREY from page B1 SPECIAL TO THE TIMES A parent osprey carries a sh to the new nest. PUBLIC NOTICE A Public Hearing will be held at the Planning and Development Review Board (PDRB) meeting on Monday, July 16 2012 at 8:45 a.m. EST, and at the Board of County Com missioners (BOCC) meeting on Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. EST. Both public hearings will be held in the BOCC Meeting Room at the Robert M. Moore Administration Building, 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida. The public hearings will be to discuss and act on the following: 1. Variance Application Michael Dod son Parcel ID # 04546-004RLocated in Section 26, Township 7 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida encroachment of mobile home into road setback 10.2 . 2. Non-Residential Development Cast away Campground RV Park Thad Williams Parcel ID #03552-000R Located in Section 30, Township 6 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida development of a 40 unit RV Park 3. Development Policy, Ordinances, Comprehensive Plan and LDR Revisions Comprehensive Plan Amendments Occupational License Construction without permit and 4. Public and Open Discussion The public is encouraged to attend and be heard on these matters. Information prior to the meeting can be viewed at the Planning Department at 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Room 311. (2012.68) of my staff. I am so blessed to have them on my team; my job would be impossible without them. Clerk Norris has served as Gulf County clerk of the circuit court and comptroller since 2005 and serves on numerous Florida court clerks committees. She is a lifelong resident of Gulf County and is married (Steve) with two children (Zachary and Ashton). She began her career in the clerks of ce in April 1984. Clerk Norris has been active in her community, serving on many local committees and boards. The Florida Court Clerks and Comptrollers, established in 1969, is a statewide, non-pro t member association. T he association is comprised of the Florida clerks of the circuit court and comptrollers. The association provides education and accreditation for clerks of the court and comptrollers, information and technical assistance to local governments. CLERK from page B1 Thursday, July 5, 2012

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CLASSIFIEDSThursday, July 5, 2012 The Star | B7 ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from Home Medical, Business, Criminal Justice Hospitality. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. SCHEV certified. Call 866-467-0054 www.CenturaOnline.com AIRLINE CAREERS BEGIN HERE -Become an Aviation Maintenance Tech. FAA approved training. Financial aid if qualified. Housing available. Job placement assistance. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 877-206-9405 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 87748S STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE PERMIT The Department of Environmental Protection gives notice of its intent to issue an environmental resources permit for Lighthouse Pentecostal, number 23-0302069-002-EI, to Lighthouse Pentecostal Ministries, Inc., 5746 Highway 71, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. The purpose of the permit is to authorize impacts of 3.16 acres of wetlands to construct a 10,000 square foot church with associated parking and stormwater treatment facility. Stormwater treatment will be provided by a wet detention pond with site post-development discharge rates controlled to at or below the pre-development rates. The project will be located on the east side of Highway 71, between Port St. Joe and the Intracoastal Waterway, Gulf County, Florida. Based on all the above, and with the application of general and limiting specific conditions of the permit, the Department has reasonable assurance the project, as proposed, fully meets the environmental resources permitting requirements of Chapter 62-346, Florida Administrative Code, and will not harm the environment. A person whose substantial interests are affected by the Department’s action may petition for an administrative proceeding (hearing) under Sections 120.569 and 120.57 of the Florida Statute. The petition must contain the information set forth below and must be filed (received by the clerk) in the Office of General Counsel of the Department at 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000. Because the administrative hearing process is designed to re-determine final agency action on the application, the filing of a petition for an administrative hearing may result in a modification of the permit, or even a denial of the application. Accordingly, the applicant will not commence construction or other activities under this permit until the deadlines below for filing a petition for an administrative hearing, or request for an extension of time, have expired. Under subsection 62-110.106(4) of the Florida Administrative Code, a person whose substantial interests are affected by the Department’s action may also request an extension of time to file a petition for an administrative hearing. The Department may, for good cause shown, grant the request for an extension of time. Requests for extension of time must be filed with the Office of General Counsel of the Department at 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000, before the applicable deadline. A timely request for extension of time shall toll the running time period for filing a petition until the request is acted upon. If a request is filed late, the Department may still grant it upon a motion by the requesting party showing that the failure to file a request for an extension of time before the deadline was the result of excusable neglect. In the event that a timely and sufficient petition for an administrative hearing is filed, other persons whose substantial interests will be affected by the outcome of the administrative process have the right to petition to intervene in the proceeding. Intervention will be only at the discretion of the presiding officer upon the filing of a motion in compliance with Rule 28-106.205 of the Florida Administrative Code. In accordance with subsection 28-106.111(2) and subparagraph 62-110.106(3)(a).4, Florida Administrative Code, petitions for an administrative hearing by the applicant must be filed within 21 days of receipt of written notice. Petitions filed by any persons other than the applicant, and other than those entitled to written notice under Section 120.60(3) of the Florida Statutes, must be filed within 21 days of publication of the notice. Under Section 120.60(3) of the Florida Statute, however, any person who has asked the Department for notice of agency action may file a petition within 21 days of such notice, regardless of the date of publication. The petitioner shall mail a copy of the petition to the applicant at the address indicated above at the time of filing. The failure of any person to file a petition for an administrative hearing within the appropriate time period shall constitute a waiver of those rights. A petition that disputes the material facts on which the Department’s action is based must contain the following information: (a) The name and address of each agency affected and each agency’s file or identification number, if known; (b) The name, address, and telephone number of the petitioner; the name, address, and telephone number of the petitioner’s representative, if any, which shall be the address for service purposes during

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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@ pcnh.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 the course of the proceeding; and an explanation of how the petitioner’s substantial interests are or will be affected by the agency determination; (c) A statement of when and how the petitioner received notice of the agency decision; (d) A statement of all disputed issues of material fact. If there are none, the petition must so indicate; (e) A concise statement of the ultimate facts alleged, including the specific facts that the petitioner contends warrant reversal or modification of the agency’s proposed action; (f) A statement of the specific rules or statutes that the petitioner contends require reversal or modification of the agency’s proposed action; and (g) A statement of the relief sought by the petitioner, stating precisely the action that the petitioner wishes the agency to take with respect to the agency’s proposed action. A petition that does not dispute the material facts on which the Department’s action is based shall state that no such facts are in dispute and otherwise shall contain the same information as set forth above, as required by Rule 28-106.301, Florida Administrative Code. Under Sections 120.569(2)(c) and (d) of the Florida Statute, a petition for administrative hearing must be dismissed by the agency if the petition does not substantially comply with the above requirements or is untimely filed. This action is final and effective on the date filed with the Clerk of the Department unless a petition is filed in accordance with the above. Upon the timely filing of petition this order will not be effective until further order of the Department. This permit, when issued, constitutes an order of the Department. The applicant has the right to seek judicial review of the order under Section 120.68 of the Florida Statute, by the filing of a notice of appeal under Rule 9.110 of the Florida Rules of Appellate Procedure with the Clerk of the Department in the Office of General Counsel, 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida, 32399-3000; and by filing a copy of the notice of the appeal accompanied by the applicable filing fees with the appropriate district court of appeal. The notice of appeal must be filed within 30 days from the date when the final order is filed with the Clerk of the Department. Requests for review before the Land and Water Adjudicatory Commission must be filed with the Secretary of the Commission and served on the Department within 20 days from the date when the final order is filed with the Clerk of the Department. The application for this permit is available for public inspection during normal business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except for legal holidays, at the Northwest District Branch Office, 2353 Jenks Avenue, Panama City, Florida 32405. July 5, 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 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 88031S NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS BID #1112-23 The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners will receive sealed bids from any person, company, or corporation interested in providing the following landscaping service: Landscaping of the approaches to the White City Bridge The original and three (3) copies of the bid must be submitted to the Office of the Clerk of Circuit Court, Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Blvd., Room 147, Port St. Joe, FL 32456 by the Response Deadline (July 27, 2012 at 4:30 P.M., E.T.). Indicate on the envelope that this is Sealed Bid #1112-23. Completion date for this project will be 80 days from the date of the Notice to Proceed presented to the successful bidder. Liquidated damages for failure to complete the project on the specified date will be set at $100.00 per day. Plans/Drawings can be obtained from the Office of the Clerk of Circuit Court at 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida 32456, (850) 229-6112, or online at www.gulfcounty-fl.gov. Bids must be submitted to the Gulf County Clerk’s Office at 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida 32456, by 4:30 p.m., E.T., on Friday, July 27, 2012. Bids will be opened at this same location on Monday, July 30, 2012 at 10:00 a.m., E.T. The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners has implemented a Local Bidders Preference Policy for all RFP/BIDS. Anyone interested in bidding as a local bidder must follow the requirements of Resolution 2009-02 which may be obtained from the Clerk’s Office at the above address. The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners also reserves the right to reject any or all bids deemed in the best interest of the County. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA William C. Williams, Chairman ATTEST: Rebecca Norris, Clerk July 5, 12, 2012 Hearing Impaired: Dial 711 Email: ADARequest@ jud14.flcourts.org F12002310 June 28, July 5, 2012 Classified Advertising works hard ...filling the employment needs of area business firms, helping people to meet their prospective employers, helping people buy and sell all kinds of goods and services, and much more N othing works harder than the Classifieds 747-5020



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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 TABLE 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 Thursday, JULY 5 2012 By VALERIE GARMAN and TIM CROFT229-7843 | @valeriegarman vgarman@star .com Appraisal in hand, Port St. Joe of cials moved ahead recently with the next step in bringing the property on which the former Gulf Pines Hospital stands to development and the tax rolls. A private appraisal assessed the worth of the building, decaying steadily since the 2005 closure of the hospital by the state, and grounds at $60,000. Given its potential uses and the condition of the building, city attorney Tom Gibson said, There is just not a lot of value there. Commisisoners voted to take the title to the property last November at no cost in hopes of creating a residential area and putting the property back on the tax roll. Now, removing tax liens becomes the priority and the order in which the city will address those liens, a huge lien from the Internal Revenue Service and several county tax certi cates, has been tweaked by the IRS. The city has long been in discussions with the IRS concerning bringing down what was originally a tax debt of $1.2 million. The IRS had come down to $75,000, but the hope is to apply to the IRS to discharge the entire debt. However, the IRS has told city of cials that the county tax certi cates should be addressed rst before the agency would consider discharging the federal tax lien. We knew going into this deal that there were two outstanding tax certi cates that would have to be paid, said Gibson, who noted the certi cates are held by two separate private companies. We were hoping that we could make a deal with the IRS and deal with the Gulf Pines project moves forwardYEAR 74, NUMBER 38 See GULF PINES A8By VALERIE GARMAN229-7843 | @valeriegarman vgarman@star .com Tropical Storm Debby may have washed another $10 million in sand back into the Gulf. Gulf County Emergency Management Director Marshall Nelson said Monday that the preliminary damage estimate for erosion on Cape San Blas is more than $10 million, nearing the $15 million in damage that Hurricane Gustav brought in 2008. Nelson announced at the Gulf County Commission Meeting June 26 that he will seek a Presidential declaration for the damage done on the Cape. Thats where the money comes from, Nelson said. You dont have any federal money owing until the president declares it. Of cials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) visited Cape San Blas last Tuesday to asses the damage. But with the county in its second appeal with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to remove the Coastal Barrier Resources Area (CBRA) designation, a Presidential declaration alone wont harness money from FEMA. If they deny our second appeal, all the money goes away the Gustav money and this money, Nelson said. Were just rolling the dice right now. Weve got to keep the pressure on them. Nelson said the Gulf waters are getting extremely close to the Cape San Blas Lighthouse, and despite efforts made by Port St. Joe Mayor Mel Magidson to relocate the structure, it may not come to fruition soon enough. Magidson reported in the midst of the storm that 6-10 feet of beach in front of the lighthouse had already been whisked away by Debby. While the beaches farther north on Cape San Blas may have fared better than the southernmost lighthouse area, a 3-5 foot drop was observed at most of the peninsulas beach ramps last week, showing where the waves carved out sand from the beach. By far our biggest concern County seeks Presidential declaration after tropical storm DEBBYS DAMAGE Special to The StarJames Rish, a local property developer, beekeeper, and a native of Gulf county is the Democratic candidate for Gulf County Property Appraiser. Politically he is a conservative to moderate. Ecclesiastically he is a mild-mannered Presbyterian and part time Episcopalian, Methodist, and a Baptist by night. As to military service he served as an infantry of cer in the U.S. Marines and later as a chaplain in a National Guard combat engineers unit. He is a 40 percent disabled veteran (knee injury), a member of the DAV, and VFW post 8285 in Wewahitchka. Like other candidates he has completed college, has a family, is kind to critters and talks about fairness. Unlike other candidates he has a bona de burden to see to it that each and every citizen has a fair chance of making it here. For that to happen, we seriously need fair appraisals so that in turn our property taxes will be fair. He seriously believes that all of us (to include our schools) JAMES RISHRish seeks property appraiser of ce See RISH A3 See DAMAGE A5Staff ReportDAYTONA BEACH Halifax Media Group last week closed a deal with Freedom Communications to purchase eight daily and 11 weekly publications located in Florida and North Carolina. The acquisition further expands Halifax Medias reach in these states, following the Jan. 6 purchase of the New York Times Regional Newspaper Group. With the Freedom purchase, total circulation for the Halifax Media Group will grow to 635,000 daily and 752,000 Sunday. Florida newspapers involved in the transaction include: The News Herald, Panama City Northwest Florida Daily News, Fort Walton Beach The Destin Log, Destin The Santa Rosa Press Gazette and the Santa Rosa Free Press, Milton The Crestview News Bulletin, Crestview The Holmes County Times-Advertiser in Bonifay The Washington County News, Chipley The Walton Sun, Santa Rosa Beach The Times, By VALERIE GARMAN229-7843 | @valeriegarman vgarman@star .com Gulf County Commissioner Bill Williams said at the June 26 meeting that the Gulf County is hurting nancially just as bad as the City of Port St. Joe. Williams motioned to schedule a workshop with the Port St. Joe City Commission as soon as possible to look at a series of county/ city collaborations to which he feels the city is not holding up their end of the deal. After the city refused to help fund the July 4 reworks show, further nancial partnerships were brought into question. Theyre not honoring their obligation, Williams said of the citys quarterly payment to the Gulf County Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Council. They have a dollar amount they need to put in. The county has put off sending their payment to the chamber due to questions about the citys contribution. Through an annexation agreement the county and city both budgeted a speci c dollar amount to contribute. There are things in that agreement they havent followed through on, said Commissioner Warren Yeager, who motioned to send the budgeted amount to the chamber. The motion passed 4-1, with Williams in opposition. By TOM McLAUGHLIN As expected, the RESTORE Act passed the U.S. House and Senate last Friday as part of a major transportation appropriations bill. If President Barack Obama signs the bill into law, as also expected, Florida and four other Gulf Coast states affected by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill can rest assured that billions of BP dollars will be funneled their way. This is going to send billions of dollars in nes against BP directly to Florida and the other Gulf Coast states that were harmed by the oil spill, Florida Sen. Bill Nelson said in a statement. The RESTORE Act states that 80 percent of all nes paid by BP in future settlements with the government will go to Florida, Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi and Texas. And thanks to legislation sponsored by state Sen. Don Gaetz, 75 percent of Floridas share will go to eight Northwest Florida counties directly affected by the spill. This legislation is a critical step forward in ensuring that coastal families and small businesses receive the support they RESTORE Act legislation awaits Obamas signatureCity/County relations questionedHalifax Media Group closes purchase See HALIFAX A5 See RELATIONS A2 See RESTORE A2 Opinion .......................................A4-A5Society .........................................B2Outdoors .....................................A6 Sports...........................................A7School News ................................B3Faith .............................................B4 Obituaries ....................................B4Classi eds ....................................B7-B8Osprey rescued during Debby, B1

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LocalA2 | The Star LIVE BANDS AND DJ WEDNESDAY THRU SUNDAYUPCOMING EVENTS: FRI. JULY 6TH & SAT. JULY 7THLATTITUDE 29& BRADY @ THE TIKI 5 8 PM SAT. JULY 7THLIVEDJ9 PM CLOSE @ THETIKI THE TIKI WILL BE OPENWEDNESDAY THRU SUNDAYAFTERNOONS THURSDAY JULY 5THLADIESNIGHT $2.00WELLDRINKS ALLYOU CAN EAT BREAKFASTWEDNESDAY THRU SUNDAY @ 8 AM Dear Voters, I am writing this letter seeking your vote and support as your Gulf County Property Appraiser. When I if this is the path I needed to take in my life for my family. I reached out to friends and family as well as from my two sons to make sure I had their unwavering support. Based on those prayers and the overwhelming support I received, the decision to run for Gulf County Property Appraiser came easy, as I have always had a strong desire and willingness to serve the great people of Gulf County. and experience. My experience includes working with people as a friend, appraiser or consultant plus assistance with real estate, property appraisal, estate issues and taxes therefore qualifying me to deal with ourlocal property issues. By serving as Special Magistrate for several counties in the Panhandle I had the opportunity to hear the requests for fair assessments and a fair taxation system. I am requesting your support in this campaign in order to assist the people of Gulf County with any real estate issues.I will work for fairness and the promotion of conservative ideas. While living in Gulf County I have had to accept assignments outside the county to meet my obligations. I continue to perform appraisals in and around our county plus special assignments wherever there is work. tor of Appraisals which required driving over four hours each day from Gulf County to Fort Walton Beach. Other employment included projects in Alabama and Texas which required driving over 25 hours each week so I could continue to raise my children, Trey, 16 years old and Luke, 12 years old here in Gulf County while they attended school in Wewahitchka. As stated above, I am not afraid of work or tackling issues nor afraid to stand up for what is right while beI am a Republican candidate running for property appraiser. Since I have republican opposition, only those registered as a Republican can vote for me in the primary election on August 14, 2012. In order to make it to the general election, I will need your vote, support, and hard work to make it happen. This campaign is not a campaign for Jamie Lester; it is a campaign for the people of Gulf County. This election is about representing everyone in Gulf County with creative ideas. And of commitment to achieve positive results. Once you have reviewed the credentials throughout this campaign, ask yourself: If you answer yes to all of the above then the choice is clear, Vote for Jamie Lester for Gulf County Property Appraiser. I thank you for your time and consideration. Please contact me on my cell at 850-814-8102 or call 850-639-4200, I look forward to visiting and talking with you. Sincerely, James E. Jamie Lester (Pd.Pol.Ad.)Political advertisement paid for and approved by Jamie Lester, Republican, for Property AppraiserGUOUNT RELATIONS from page A1Yeager said even if they are in disagreement with the city, the county should still pay what was promised. We budgeted this money, said Commissioner Carmen McLemore. We need to work out our other issues with the city separately. Williams requested the public examine the line items of the city and county budgets and stay informed. Emotions get in the way of facts and gures, he said. Were hurting just as bad as the city is. County introduces shelter ordinances The Gulf County Commission introduced a pair of ordinances at its June 26 meeting that would outline a strict permitting procedure for area homeless shelters and amend the countys 1999 nuisance ordinance. The rst ordinance would put limitations on where a shelter can be located, require annual evaluations and extensive permitting for shelters, and outline regulations for the operation of a homeless shelter within the county. The ordinance would require a permit and a $2,500 fee to submit an application with the Gulf County Building and Planning Department. It also de nes three separate tourist corridors within the county where shelters cannot exist and a series of nes for non-compliance. The partnering ordinance rede nes nuisance to include any activity conducted on a property within the county requiring the presence of law enforcement of cers on ve or more occasions of any 30 day period. The commission will hold two public hearings on the ordinances on July 10 and July 26, and consider adoption at the July 26 meeting. Board appointmentsWilliams has been installed as President of the Florida Association of Counties. The FAC represents the interests of the states 67 counties through the emphasis of Floridas home rule. Williams has set his theme and priority of the year to be, Putting Florida to work. Keeping Florida Local. For Gulf County to have that kind of representation, thats about as good as it gets, said City Administrator Don Butler. Commissioner Yeager was also appointed Chairman of the Florida Small County Coalition, a position he claimed 20 years ago as the rst chair of the organization. Commissioner Ward McDaniel also has met accreditations to become a certi ed county commissioner. RESTORE from page A1so desperately need to recover from the Deepwater Horizon spill, U.S. Rep. Jeff Miller said. With the passage of this legislation, we can start to see the light at the end of the tunnel and begin to heal both the economy and the environment along the Gulf Coast. Gulf, Okaloosa, Walton, Santa Rosa, Escambia, Bay, Wakulla and Franklin counties will receive the lions share of Floridas money. Gaetz said the funds will be strictly overseen and designated to diversifying the economies of the counties. The most important legislation dealing with the oil spill is the state law which designates three-fourths of Florida RESTORE Act funds to be used to directly bene t the eight coastal counties of Northwest Florida, Gaetz said. Im glad Congress has nally acted and the state Legislature saw t to designate the majority of the funds to be spent in the counties most impacted, he said. Gulf County Commissioner Warren Yeager, speaking last Saturday at the Coastal Community Associations annual meeting, said the RESTORE Act had the potential to be the single biggest legislation passed in Congress to bene t Gulf County. This will not bring tens of thousands of dollars to the county, it will bring tens of millions of dollars to the county, Yeager said. Star News Editor Tim Croft contributed to this story.By TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com A little leaner in scope, a little late getting started, a little more costly than initially estimated, renovation projects at the Port St. Joe schools got started this week. The projects to renovate the kitchen and cafeteria at Port St. Joe Elementary School and to refurbish the athletic locker rooms at Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School were given the notice to proceed last week by the Gulf County School Board after the general manager of the project, Ajax Construction, submitted a guaranteed maximum price to the board. That price, just north of $1.5 million, will be funded through a mix of dollars, though none of those dollars are linked to any increase in property tax collections. The bulk of the money, a fuel for the project, is $900,000 in state capital outlay dollars the district would have to return if not spent in short order. It is imperative we spend those dollars, said district nancial of cer Sissy Worley. The money represents savings on a roo ng project in Wewahitchka and the district petitioned the state to hold onto the money for other purposes. Having not expended any of the dollars over the past year, the Florida Department of Education began inquiring about the district spending the money or returning it to the state. The district will also use half-cent sales tax dollars from the levy bene ting construction at Port St. Joe Elementary School and complement those with local capital improvement dollars. Originally, the hope was to break ground on the projects immediately after school let out in May, but that was not possible as Ajax and architect Bayne Collins worked through the scope of the projects while trying to stay within budget. With the late start work began this week the deadline for the projects is Dec. 31. The boys locker room at Port St. Joe High School and the cafeteria will be substantially completed by the August beginning of school, however, fabrication time spans for the lockers and kitchen equipment will mean completion of each project will not take place until after school is in session. The major complication is likely to be at the elementary school, where the kitchen will be shut down and a mobile kitchen brought in with students eating in the gymnasium while major equipment is installed. We are still going to be doing all the cooking on site, there will no need to bring in meals, said maintenance supervisor Greg Lay eld. But we will be eating in the gym for awhile. Another hiccup was encountered with the girls lockers at the high school. Those are the lone lockers remaining from the high schools original construction. They were discovered to be painted with leadbased paint. While not a threat installed save if a student decided to lick the outside of a locker, said Superintendent of Schools Jim Norton removing them would bring abatement issues into play, drastically driving up cost. For now, the girls locker room will not be part of the project. That is a project we will need to look at moving forward, Norton said. In addition to the girls locker room, both projects needed to be scaled a bit in scope to meet budget constraints. The district had a nite amount of dollars to spend and Collins in turn drew the projects in such a fashion that after initial construction this summer and fall, additional areas can be folded in as money becomes available. We have all worked very, very hard to work through this, Collins said. I feel comfortable where we are. Another stumbling block proved to be lining up local subcontractors for work such as ooring, electrical and plumbing. The School Board had made a point of urging local contractors and Ajax heeded that input. However, initially local participation was not high, Lay eld noted, and that participation came at prices that were out of reach given the projects budget. But through further discussions and outreach to local contractors, Ajax of cials said nearly all the work would be done by local contractors and that the prices for various portions of the job were coming down as a result. We were trying to get the world originally, but our world is going to shrink a little bit, Lay eld said of the leaner scope of the projects. And we get to spend some money we have to spend quickly or give it back.District nalizes budget, plans for PSJ school renovationsThursday, July 5, 2012

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We feel condent you will nd the newly renovated Holly Hill Funeral Home comfortable, and conveniently located. We are here to assist you and your family with any specic situations that need to be addressed personally. Please do not hesitate to contact us for any help or guidance you may need. Products Steel Caskets Finest Wood Caskets Cremation Urns Burial Vaults Monuments Holly Hill Funeral Home, 2775 Garrison Avenue, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456 (850) 229-1929 Cremation Service. Slide Presentation. from another Funeral Home. Services Paid for and approved by Linda Wood, candidate for School Board District 3Pd. Pol. Ad.RE-ELECT LINDA WOODSCHOOL BOARD, DISTRICT 3A PROVEN RECORD OF EXPERIENCE12 YEARS OF DEDICATED SERVICE SERVED AS CHAIRMAN OF GCSB TWICE OVER 500 HOURS OF STATE TRAINING would be better off if every property owner was fairly assessed/taxed. When doing a 60-acre subdivision on the south side of Wewahitchka he found out just how unfair things can be in our county. There was a certain large corporation also doing a subdivision out on Port St Joe Beach about that time. They did not get their green belt exemption taken at the appropriate time but way later. Rish got his taken before the property appraiser had promised. He knows what it feels like to have everything invested in something and then end up paying subdivision taxes sooner than expected. After years of complaining to a happy faced property appraiser, the local senator and even writing to the governor, Rish has come to the conclusion that he might as well have written to Santa Claus. More over for things to be fair in our county, they need to start out as fair in our county. The number of good old boy appraisals (lopsided) in this county is incredible. What this means is that the rest of us are paying both our share and part of theirs. It is not right for this to continue. Even the good Lord himself dislikes diverse weights when it comes to measuring out fairness (Deuteronomy 25:13-16). It does not matter whether it is the appraisers of ce, planning department, or sheriffs department all of us have a constitutional right to be treated fairly. Rish has done all that he can do to become a better candidate in his third bid for the of ce. He has been a home inspector for years; has taken the required courses to be a private appraiser; he was also lined up to do the required apprenticeship at Lester appraisal services but the director decided that might not be a good idea. In summery Rish says that his manifest intention is to live out his life here and make the best use of the family property that he has been left with. He would like a fair and equal chance to do this for him and his family (Proverbs 13:22). For that chance to be fair it needs to be fair for everybody. He points out that the academic standards for a county property appraiser (according to Bay Countys appraisers of ce) are none existent. This means anyone with a high school diploma (which is most of us) would be academically quali ed. The state sends newly-elected property appraisers to the classes and seminars they want them to attend. However, just in case the good old boy system is condoned by the state and tells new appraisers that it has always been around. This candidate is just the kind of fellow to invite them over to the constitutional memorial and have them read what is written in stone concerning what was originally intended by our founding fathers. Their vision for our owning property and equality under the law should be maintained and not forgotten. The inscription makes no provision for favoritism for the good old boys and the tail end of the chicken for the rest of us. In conclusion, if elected Rish makes the following promises: First, not to re everyone currently working in the appraisers ofce because that wouldnt be fair to them. Second to write useful articles in the newspaper about deadlines, exemptions, and information about things that could raise or lower your appraisal. Third I would work for a uniform policy for property developers (be they large or small) so that all who take such risk are afforded a fair chance. Fourthly and most important, to consistently work toward fair appraisals even for those who do not live or vote here (at this time). They are people with dreams and ambitions too. How can we expect to ever grow if newcomers and many of us already here are treated as second class citizens? RISH from page A1Thursday, July 5, 2012

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OpinionA4 | The Star Keyboard KLATTERINGS 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 Stamp me certiably unprepared. Chris and Jerry and Justin and Jason and all those who have been preaching to get prepared every June 1 as another hurricane season begins have been wasting their breath on these deaf ears. Although, after observing Tropical Storm Debby and its impacts recently, the numbers of the unprepared are not exclusively inside the ofce of the newspaper. A tropical storm, not even a Category 1 hurricane, and the area all but halted in its tracks, frozen in place by pelting rain and winds, as if sunshine was an entitlement program in Florida. Akin to the rst snowstorm of the winter season which, I can attest, typically nds drivers in the Midwest and Northeast, where driving in the snow is a supposed to be a rite of passage, driving as if navigating cows on ice. Not that Debby was your typical tropical storm. That blob of green, yellow and red parked over our heads and ailed away, acting for at least two days, as Port St. Joe received some 10 inches of rain and Apalachicola 12, as if Noah and the ark should be on call. Even veterans of tropical storms attested to television cameras around the state that Debby was, shall we say, a bit of an unusual nuisance. But to sit late on Friday night and watch Debby come closer and stall, to watch the rain come down in bands of wind-driven gray tumbleweeds, was, at least in one house, to be completely unprepared. Cell phones dying, chargers not at home. Television and power out; not a single battery to be found. No lantern. Few candles and those found appearing as if ready for donation to the wax museum. Non-perishable food? Perish the thought. There was sufcient water to provide, oh, 16 ounces per person per day for maybe the weekend, if we used teaspoons and pretended we werent thirsty, and a household plan for dealing the storm that was spontaneously drawn up with crayon on construction paper. We were not ready. And, as Sheriff Joe Nugent noted at an emergency meeting during the height of Debbys impact on Gulf County, the county was again very, very lucky. Another bullet, no matter how small the caliber, dodged. Above the Mason-Dixon Line, across the Midwest and Northeast, the truly scary weather threats play out in relatively short bursts, with a sense of urgency, perfect for our hectic worlds. Flooding is somewhat of an exception, but even that one is generally seen coming, having already absorbed a deluge. Floods are the byproduct of a rush of water from the sky. Tornadoes and blizzards are different animals. They sneak up and bite folks. A sunny day can turn ominous; when that weather siren blows there is trouble and shelter is an immediate necessity. Blizzards may start as snowakes, but combine high winds and a heavy blanket as if the snow globes been shaken over several hours and there is trouble. Visibility can quickly become zero a whiteout is truly as if the liquid eraser has been applied to a windshield. Those kinds of storm events t our consumption habits: quick, intense, devouring. Hurricanes and tropical storms play out over days, sometimes even weeks. Storms take days to form, generally thousands of miles from the Continental United States, turning from gathering clouds to a depression to a storm system to a hurricane. All this while over the ocean, building steam and moving at a pace and direction that requires computers to predict; the models meteorologists provide looking similar to football plays diagrammed on a chalkboard. There are days to prepare, a hurryup, panic and wait pattern to the business, spanning days, or plenty of time to procrastinate while observing a lottery worthy of Vegas concerning storm direction. Three nights in a row one could go to sleep during the formation of Debby and believe it was headed one direction and awake in the morning to nd the storm headed elsewhere. Hurricane Opal was like that in the mid-1990s, zigging and zagging across the northern Gulf of Mexico, building to a monster Category 5 before making landfall west of Panama City as a Category 3. Hurricane Ivan played a game of where am I destined for several days, before a night of tornadoes and drenching rain sent it pummeling into Pensacola, where it scalped the ground. Katrina ended up going well west after threatening this area for a few days and was a mere Category 3 when it made landfall and became the most damaging storm since Andrew. Every time one of those storms came past, raised havoc, disrupted our familys life we lived on Panama City Beach during Opal and the beach became an armed camp after Opal did her worst we committed to preparedness. Wed assemble a hurricane survival kit, stock it with lanterns, ashlights, batteries, plenty of snacks and easy to open containers or packages of food, toss in some reading material, a battery-powered radio. Wed purchase gallons of water, maintain near surgery-room cleanliness in the bathtub in order to ll the plastic jugs we collected with even more water for washing, brushing of teeth, etc. And, after the hurricane season came and went without any major storms that landed near us, that Beef Jerky would sound good on a winter night, those cookies would make a swell midnight snack, we saved dollars on new water at holiday time and those batteries ended up powering a variety of devices because they were, well, there. So, Debby will force one again to consider preparedness in earnest and in a week or so well pat ourselves with pride about our proactive approach. And once again it is likely going by the wayside come the end of the season if we are luckily spared once again. In the meantime, though, therell be a quiz on our household plan on Friday. TiIM CrROFtTStar news editorPassive indifferenceI marveled at the whole pig slowly turning on the spit. And I equally marveled at the crowd the well basted and semi-caramelized suckling had attracted. Children were pointing and asking questions. New Jersey folks were moving in to take a closer look. Flashbulbs were going off like crazy. This half cooked hog had more gawkers than the famed Screaming Eagle ride that rose high above the landscape. It was my rst trip to Dollywood. Dolly Parton is the only person I know that could make a theme park work in the middle of the East Tennessee hills! And she musta employed 86 per cent of the populace in Sevier County. Youins come a far piece? the ticket taker had greeted us as we entered the park. You knew this wasnt Disney Land, the Mall of America or an elevator ride up to the top of the Empire State Building. Luke had me by the hand so I wouldnt get lost, KK, look at that pig! Grandchildren can put you places nobody else on earth can. Why doesnt he have any eyes? And the unmasked and straight forward questions never cease. Son, were in Tennessee, now if we were in Japan His active little mind didnt have time for slow answers, Does that pole stuck in his mouth hurt? How long will he turn there? Do you know who owns the pig? Can he feel the re? Its easy to see why Luke is my favorite. Weins were here because grandmother Nonnie had called a family meeting. Sons and daughters had politely obliged, falling prey to Nonnies subterfuge. She really wanted to get her hands on the grandchildren! I went along mostly for the same reason. Dollywood had the loopity loop rides and the nick-nack shops you would expect. But instead of Pizza stands and hamburger hidea-ways they had barbeque eateries statistically located throughout the park. If you tired of barbeque you could stop by Grannys Kitchen for ham and beans. And you didnt have to listen to Its A Small World After All as you wound through the park. Dolly had thoughtfully placed bluegrass bands on every corner. Someone had parked a 1957 Chevrolet outside a 1960s looking diner. I was explaining to Addison Grace the signicance of this automobile and this setting in my history but she had me by the hand and was pulling me to the next ride. Bless her beautiful little heart; she was rightfully looking forward on this glorious day, not backwards! I soaked in the sun bouncing off her smile and marveled at how good God truly is. My rst granddaughter will always be my favorite. Folks, I got soaking wet on the Smoky Mountain River Rampage. I like to have been burned up and run over by a train on that Blazing Fury ride. It took every ounce of strength I had to pull myself up the Lumberjack Lift. I sang along with the Riders in the Sky. I got dizzy watching the kids go around and around and around on the Village Carousel. Thankfully, Luke and Addie werent tall enough to ride the Tennessee Tornado, Sky Zip or the aforementioned Screaming Eagle. On day two we sojourned over to Dollys Splash Country. It was my rst ever water park. I agreed to go. But I was not going to take my shirt off or get in the water. Im 65 years old! Everything Ive got had sagged, dropped, fallen off or expired! I was not going to embarrass the family by exposing myself in front of the whole world! Comeon KK, Hayden had me by the hand leading me toward the extra cold water. Hannah was already waist deep in the wading pool. Twins are another special gift. And I do exactly what they say. I had two brothers; and two sons. I didnt know a lot about little girls. Hannah and Hayden taught me very quickly that that sugar and spice and everything nice blurb is one of the biggest misnomers ever perpetrated on mankind! They are a mess from the word go! They can have you upside down and tied in knots before you can yell O Toodles! If these two munchkins arent my favorites, theres not a hog in these here mountains! Folks, I set around this water park watching men parade by for about 30 minutes before I ripped off my tee shirt. Youre not going to believe this... but my old, worn out bare chest would upgrade the looks of what I was seeing! And I would tell you that some of those mountain girls had been eating way too much barbeque to squeeze into a bathing suit but Cathy said I couldnt say that. I kept hoping Dolly would swim by but it didnt happen. I walked ten miles through those parks. I got on rides I didnt even know existed. I toted kids on both hips, my back, over my shoulders and on top of my head. I waited in lines that started in Chattanooga to ride the Busy Bees. I drank enough coke-colas to oat a battleship. Nobody enjoyed or appreciated this trip more than I did. I had Avery in my arms as we straggled out the last day. Shes the youngest and she had about Dollywooded out. She went to sleep before we got back to where the pig was roasting. You know, she was born just two months before Mom passed away. And, as God would have it, you can already see so much of Mother in her. She pressed her head against my shoulder, her little hand holding to my neck. She is, of course, my favorite. Dollys best known song jumped into my mind as we piled into the heading home tram, I Will Always Love You. How apropos Respectfully, Kes HUnkerNKER DOWnNKesley ColbertDolly got my money; I got the sugarIn 1972, a lm titled Butteries Are Free came out based on a play by Leonard Gershe. It starred Goldie Hawn and Edward Albert. You remember Goldie. She was on Rowan & Martins Laugh In. You probably dont remember Edward Albert, but Im sure you remember his father, Eddie Albert, who played Oliver Wendell Douglas on Green Acres. Maybe youre not old enough, but Green Acres was good television. Arnold, the pig, made the show. Arnold understood English, lived in the Douglas neighbors house, and watched a lot of westerns on television. Arnold also attended the local elementary school and toted his book satchel in his mouth. In the movie, Butteries Are Free, Goldie Hawns and Edward Alberts characters have a comical relationship. Albert plays a fellow who has been blind since birth. Its a free love; seventies sort of ick and is entertaining if you like comedies. Goldie Hawn notes in the movie that her favorite quote is one from Mark Twain, I only ask to be free. The butteries are free. Mankind will surely not deny to Harold Skimpole what it concedes to the butteries. The blind fellow corrects her noting that the quote is actually from Charles Dickens novel, Bleak House. Harold Skimpole, the character in Dickens novel, was a freeloader, a leech and basically thought everything should be free to him (thus the buttery quote). Trust me; Im not going to get into politics. Last summer, on my vacation to Destin, Florida, I decided to get a buttery tattooed on my inner right arm (you know the spot where you should have a muscle). I did it to embarrass my teenage daughters. It worked. It wasnt a real tattoo; it was one of those that only last about a month or so. I had a good time with it. This year, I decided to do it again. As my children shopped for T-shirts and beach stuff, I snuck over to the tattoo counter inside of the store. This sweet young girl from either Bosnia, or Serbia, or another former Russian place was eager to help me. Her name was Reita, when she said it, the R just rolled out really pretty. You know what I mean, that Russian R, that seems to get hung in your mouth a while before it comes out. As she tattooed me, we talked about her trip over and what she was studying in college. Reita was an art major, so I gured I would be getting a nice looking buttery. From across the store, one of my daughters spotted me. The Oh no could be heard clear across the store. Reita and I laughed. I asked Reita if her father ever did anything to embarrass her. She said, Oh yes, he used to sing very loud in public. We laughed. Im pretty sure American Daddies havent cornered the market on embarrassing their teenage daughters. Reita gave me the instructions on how to keep my tattoo from smudging and for it to dry properly. I walked out of the store, rode in the car and ate lunch with my right hand on my head and my shirt sleeve rolled up. It was kind of like Simon said, Put your right hand on your head and never told me to take it off. Something went wrong during the night. I must have missed a step in the Caring for your fake tattoo instructions. When I woke up the next morning, my beautiful buttery was smudged. On top of that, because of the way I sleep, I had what looked like a ock of butteries on the right upper part of my chest. It was like someone took a buttery stamp and an inkpad and started stamping them all over me. They didnt wash off. I had these faint butteries ying through the hair on my chest. It really wasnt that bad, but the smudged one on my right arm left me feeling a little bit cheated. The next day, on my daily trip to the grocery store, I stopped back in the shack where I got my buttery tattoo. I was hoping to nd Reita again and see if she could x it or at least get rid of some of the butteries on my chest. She was not there. I asked to see the manager. The young girl I asked seemed troubled, she probably thought I was selling something. In about ve minutes, she came back with another nice girl with a Russian CranksRANKS MY tra TRACtTOrRBN HeardButteries are freeSee BUtter TTERFliesLIES A5Thursday, July 5, 2012

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LettersA5 | The Star BUTTERFLIES from page A4 DAMAGE from page A1has been coastal erosion on St. Joseph Peninsula, Nelson said. Here we are right back with the same damage (as Gustav)maybe more. To garner federal money, the county must win its appeal and receive the Presidential declaration of damage, which for Gulf County is equal to $3.29 per capita, or $50,000 total. A Presidential declaration for the state would come from $1.30 in damage per capita, or $24.5 million statewide. As far as Im concerned the game is wide open, Nelson said. Youve just got to keep asking. Another big issue during the storm in Gulf County came from coastal ooding on Indian Pass Road forcing the road to close for most of the day; something Nelson said is typical for the area during storm season because the road is very low-lying. Nelson said the county is hoping to mitigate ooding concerns in Indian Pass in the future by eventually raising the road. The Stump Hole area of Cape San Blas also became a concern due to a construction project. The Florida Department of Transportation is in the midst of a project to reinforce the revetment at the Stump Hole by removing smaller rocks and replacing them with larger boulders. Crews had removed some of the revetment as Debby barreled closer and had to rush to restore the revetment to save County Road 30-E. Nelson said Debby provided good storm response practice for the emergency management team. We came out very well, Nelson said of the teams response during Debby. It was a lot better than we anticipated. Gulf County EMS utilized Facebook for the rst time in their response to Debby, using the social media site to post alerts, photos and videos, frequently asked questions and warnings about the storm. Its the way to goyou can get out so much information, Nelson said. We got a lot of really good feedback. Gulf County GIS Director and Emergency Management Coordinator Scott Warner said he saw a spike in the amount of likes their page received from people seeking local information on Debby. Weve been working on getting it linked to our emergency notication system, Warner said. My dream would be to have it linked to our GIS mapping site. Gulf County EMS activated to level two on June 24, meaning they called in additional local staff to aid in emergency response, while the Gulf County Board of County Commissioners declared a local state of emergency the following day. Nelson said he was ready to activate to a level one last Monday, which would call in state and/or federal assistance, and call for mandatory evacuations in the area, but a change in Debbys direction quickly changed the plan of action. If its a category three coming at us, you know what to dowith something like this you dont, Nelson said. You dont want to move people if you dont have to. Bottom line, we were lucky the way things turned out. Debby was the fourth named storm of 2012, and this is the rst year that there have been four named storms before July. Nelson said the number or frequency of storms during a season doesnt change the response plan. Catastrophic Hurricane Andrew was the rst named storm during the 1992 hurricane season and didnt develop until mid-August. It doesnt matter if we get 30 storms in one year, if we get one storm that hits us and does damage its been a bad year, Nelson said. It doesnt matter how many storms there are, it matters what hits us. Nelson stressed the importance of having a family plan for storm season. You never know when the next disaster is going to hit, Nelson said. And a hurricane is several disasters wrapped into one. Send your letters to : LETTERS TO THE EDITOR P.O. Box 308 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 Fax: 850-227-7212 Email: tcroft@star.comComments from our readers in the form of letters to the editor or a guest column are solicited and encouraged. A newspapers editorial page should be a forum where differing ideas and opinions are exchanged. All letters and guest columns must be signed and should include the address and phone number of the author. The street address and phone number are for verication and will not be published. Letters must be in good taste and The Star reserves the right to edit letters for correctness and style. SHa A RE Yo O Ur R OPINIONs S ATTENTION !!!GULF COUNTY REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE FORUM WHEN: 7:00 PM EST MONDAY JULY 16 WHERE : CAPITAL CITY BANK 504 Monument Ave. Port St. Joe All Candidates invited To Speak !! Meet them Hear their issues Bring your questions All voters invited See you thereMembership Communication Committee Joanna Bryan, Chairman JOANNA812000@yahoo.com Watch for our new website coming soon at www.gulfgop.com Its a great day accent and told me that she was the manager. The rst thing out of my mouth was, What is your policy on defective products? The manager seemed worried. Then, she asked what it was I had a problem with. I rolled up sleeve and said, My buttery. The manager and the girl who had gotten her for me started laughing. The manager led me to the tattoo counter where another sweet and innocent looking girl sat looking bored. The manager showed her my arm and buttery and asked her, Can you do anything about this? The girl, Anna (pronounced Onya) said, No. I got this real sad look on my face like a kid gets when the sand crab he bought or found at the beach dies and starts stinking up the car on the way home and his parents make him throw it out the window. I looked at the manager, rolled up left sleeve and said, Id like a free buttery on this arm. She smiled and agreed to the free buttery. Anna was nice, she was from Moscow. She thought Reita was from Albania, so I might have been wrong about Bosnia or Serbia. I got better instructions from Anna. I walked out with a Simon says put your left hand on your head look about me, but I was happy. Some butteries are free. You can see pictures of my butteries and read other stories at www. CranksMyTractor.com. HALIFAX from page A1Apalachicola *The Star in Port St. Joe North Carolina newspapers include: Times-News, Burlington The Daily News, Jacksonville The Gaston Gazette, Gastonia The Star, Shelby The Free Press, Kinston The Jones Post, Kinston The Havelock News, Havelock The Sun Journal and The Shopper, New Bern The Topsail Advertiser, Surf City What these newspapers have in common with the Halifax Media Group properties is this: They are the best and most reliable source for local news in their communities, said Michael Redding, CEO of Halifax Media Group. We believe in the future of newspapers, both in print and online. We have to be great at both. These newspapers embody Halifax Media Groups philosophy for providing local news that no one else can deliver.About Halifax Media Group Founded in 2010, Halifax Media is headquartered in Daytona Beach, Fla. The companys investment group includes Stephens Capital Partners, JAARSSS Media, and Redding Investments. The group consists of 36 newspapers and afliated websites, published in six states, primarily in the Southeast. Halifax Medias strategy is to invest long-term capital in quality companies positioned in strong markets that are closely connected to the community. Thursday, July 5, 2012

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E-mail outdoors news to tcroft@ star .com OUTDOORSwww.starfl.comSection Section A By LOIS SWOBODA653-1819 | @ApalachTimes Lswoboda@star .com Tropical Storm Debby has come and gone, but we will be feeling her effects for weeks to come. Debby dumped record rains on the county and a week later, there is still standing water everywhere. Franklin County has become mosquito heaven. As most people know, mosquitoes lay their eggs in standing water. Following ooding, mosquito numbers will likely increase in about seven to ten days, depending upon temperature. The warmer the weather, the sooner they begin to swarm. After a storm, water retention ponds, drainage ditches, storm drains, holes left by uprooted trees, tire ruts or soil erosion are full of water that can stagnate over days. All of these are ideal places for mosquitoes to lay their eggs. Even smaller containers hold enough water to act as mosquito nurseries. Mosquito larvae are commonly found in potted plants and the saucers under them, trash cans, bird baths, old tires, wading pools, discarded jars, cans and other containers, plastic toys, coolers, buckets, water bowls for animals, ornamental pools, boats, gutters, bromeliads, magnolia leaves sagging tarpaulins or other covers and at rooftops. Right now is the time to avoid a mosquito invasion by being proactive. Overturn any object containing storm water. Be sure to check trash cans and buckets. Collect and properly dispose of debris from the storm. Mulch magnolia leaves that have accumulated on the ground and clean out gutters. Remove water that collects on sagging tarpaulins or other covers or awnings on your house or property. Clear debris from drainage ditches to so that storm water runs off and does not stagnate and ll in holes left by uprooted trees, vehicles or heavy equipment. Wading pools and bird baths should be emptied weekly. Pet dishes, bromeliads and other small containers should be ushed several times a week. Repair window and door screens to keep mosquitoes out of your home. Larger temporary bodies of water should be treated with an insecticide containing the bacteria Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis (Bti), which does not pose a hazard to animals. You can buy Bti at the hardware store in the form of mosquito dunks. Spraying the shrubs in your yard, the underside of window air conditioners and low structures like sh cleaning stations and wooden stairs where mosquitoes rest during the hot part of the day will reduce the mosquito population. Some pest control companies offer this service. Permanent bodies of water, like ponds and retention pools can be stocked with guppies to eat the larvae. Personal protection is important too. Staying indoors is one way to avoid mosquitoes, although this is usually not possible or practical if you are active in cleanup and repair efforts but remember that mosquitoes are most active at dusk, so avoid outdoor activity at those times. Wearing a hat, long sleeved shirts and long pants can also shield you from mosquito bites. Products containing DEET are very safe and effective at repelling mosquitoes. Some herbal products are also effective insect repellants for much shorter periods of time. Perspiration reduces the duration of protection provided any insect repellant. Children and pregnant women should use small amounts and the lowest concentrations of any repellent. It is also best to apply these products to clothing rather than skin and remember DEET can etch watch glasses and plastic lenses or jewelry. 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Special to The StarThe Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) voted to keep the recreational harvest of snook in Gulf of Mexico waters closed for another year to offer the species additional protection after a 2010 cold kill detrimentally affected the population. The decision came at the June 28 Commission meeting in Palm Beach Gardens after staff presented an updated stock assessment that showed snook populations are improving in the Atlantic and are not in biological jeopardy in the Gulf. The next assessment is due in 2015. If we have a bad winter this year, we will benefit from this caution; if we dont have a bad winter, we will let all these breeding fish come through the slot, said Vice Chairman Kenneth Wright, referring to the snook slot limit of 28 to 33 inches in Gulf of Mexico waters. Well really have done something good and well have protected some of these fish. The recreational snook season was closed in Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic waters by executive order on Jan.16, 2010, after the cold kill. The FWC manages snook in both state and federal waters, though the species tends to inhabit the shallower, near-shore state waters. The effects of the cold kill were less severe on the Atlantic coast, where the normal season reopened for harvest Sept. 1, 2011. The Gulf of Mexico recreational season was to reopen Sept. 1, 2012, and now is expected to reopen Sept. 1, 2013. Catch-andrelease of snook will be allowed during the closure. In the Atlantic, the season will remain unchanged. Annual closures in the Atlantic are from Dec. 15 through Jan. 31 and from June 1 through Aug. 31. There is no commercial harvest for snook in Florida. Snook are one of Floridas premier game fish, and anglers often practice catch-and-release techniques when targeting this species. When planning to release snook, proper handling techniques ensure the best chance of survival. This includes returning the fish to the water as quickly as possible; using wet hands to handle the fish; supporting its weight in a horizontal position when the fish is out of the water; not holding the fish by the gill plate, eye or jaw; and reviving the fish if necessary by running it through the water head-first to allow water to flow over its gills. Learn more about snook by visiting MyFWC. com/Fishing and clicking on Saltwater, Recreational Regulations and Snook.By KHRYSTEN KEYSStar Staff Intern If the scallop season wasnt long enough for you then you are in luck. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has permanently extended the scalloping season an additional two weeks. The new season will begin July 1 and ends Sept. 25. A study concerning the extended seasons of the past two years suggested the new extended season will not have a negative impact on the scallops. The ndings have made the FWC also look into changing a ban on commercial harvest of bay scallops in Florida state waters, a decision that was made in 1994. As for now, the commercial harvest of bay scallops is not allowed. The FWC is pressing for information from consumers and scallop hunters concerning their hunting habits and their feelings and interest concerning an extended season. You can help FWCs scallop researchers by completing an online survey at svy.mk/bayscallops or by completing a postage-paid survey. For more information email BayScallops@MyFWC.com Remember: The bag limit for scalloping is two gallons of whole bay scallops or one pint of meat per person a day. The vessel limit for scalloping is 10 gallons of whole bay scallops or half a gallon of meat.Snook to remain closedState extends scallop season two weeks If we have a bad winter this year, we will bene t from this caution; if we dont have a bad winter, we will let all these breeding sh come through the slot.Kenneth Wright Vice Chairman Freshwater Saltwater St. Joe Bay is still the color of sweet tea. Opening days of scallop season are not to promising, however, good reports of bigger shells are in the deeper channels off of Blacks Island. Good reports of red sh and trout are coming in from the FIRE TOWER and from Towns beach early in the mornings. With the red snapper season extended until July 17, we should all get a little more time on the water this year! Rain water is still over lling most creeks and has the main rivers on a rise. Good news for the cat sherman, but not so much for the bass this week. 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PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA SP O RTS www.starfl.com ASection Thursday, July 5, 2012 Page 7Star 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 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. ET on 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 football, cross country, volleyball, cheerleading and weightlifting 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. Special to The StarThe Wewa Dixie All-Stars nished runner-up in the Darlings division (8-and-under) of the district tournament that started on June 16 in Sneads. Wewa had a 2-2 record in the district tournament.Special to The StarThe Wewa All-Stars won the district championship in the Angels division (10and-under) with a 3-0 record, allowing no runs, in the tournament that started on June 16 in Sneads. Wewa defeated Marianna 14-0 and Sneads 11-0 to advance to the championship game. Wewa clinched the district crown by defeating Sneads 10-0. The Wewa Dixie Angels All-Star team heads to the state tournament that starts July 13 in Carrabelle.Special to The StarThe Wewa Dixie AllStars won the district championship in the Ponytail division (12-and-under) with a 3-0 record in the district tournament that started on June 16 in Sneads. Wewa defeated Marianna 11-1 and Sneads 15-0 on the rst day of tournament. Wewa clinched the district crown by defeating Marianna 2-1 on the second day of the tournament. The Wewa Dixie Ponytail All-Star team advances to the state tournament that starts July 13 in Carrabelle. SPECIAL TO THE STARTop Row: Coach Brooke Wooten, Coach Doug Sloan and Coach Tony Price.Middle Row: Lyndsey Butler, Kristen Thompson, Raegan Davis, Tamiah Rouse, Gracie Price, Kristen Nichols and Shelby Sloan.Bottom Row: Aleah Wooten, Madison Hall, Cyrina Madrid, Gracie Lester and Aubrey Clayton.Wewa Dixie Angels all-stars win district titleTop row: Coach Dayton Lister, Coach Charles Grice and Coach Larry KirklandMiddle Row: Ashten Lolley, Mariah Brown, Alexis Bass, Jocelyn Minchew, Jade McLemore, Anna Setterich and Naomi Parker.Bottom Row: Kayla Cody, Angela Long, ShaMario Cole, Savannah Lister and Takaylynn Carter.SPECIAL TO THE STARWewa Dixie Ponytail all-stars become district champs High school athletics physicals in two weeksSPECIAL TO THE STARTop Row: Mariah Baker, Jillian Drigger, Madison Forehand, Katie Shealy, Hannah Taunton, Haley Guffey, and Madison Easter.Bottom Row: Destiny Palmer, Anna McGlon, Landin Johnson, Jolee Sloan and Kieara Derosier.Not Pictured: Coach Jayme Guffey, Coach Denny McGlon, Coach Allan Easter and Coach Haywood ShealyWewa Dixie Darlings all-stars districts runner-up

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LocalA8 | The Starcerticates in two or three or ve years. Tax certicates must be held a minimum of two years and a maximum of seven years. After seven years, the certicate holder must apply for a tax deed. The companies holding the two certicates at issue specialize in purchasing a tax certicate for investment purposes. One is accruing 10 percent a year in interest. The county and school board have agreed to negotiate outstanding tax liens from other years, both recognizing the upside of getting the property back on the tax rolls. However, the IRS would like the tax certicates dealt with before discharging the federal lien to prevent a private entity from applying for a tax deed and beneting from the discharge of the IRS lien. If the status quo should remain through the term of the certicates, any entity seeking a tax deed would have to deal with the full federal tax debt as well as the costs of demolishing the hospital building and bringing the land to the point of being developable. That, Gibson said, would be his point to the companies holding the certicates as he tries to negotiate terms for the city to address the certicates down the road. The property isnt worth anything in its current stateits kind of a stalemate at the moment, said Mayor Mel Magidson. Weve got to get rid of those tax liens and weve got to get rid of those buildings and put the property back on the tax roll. We have some time to play with it. We just dont want anyone to apply for a tax deed. The good news, Gibson said, is the IRS is willing to consider a full discharge of the federal debt if the city can remove the threat of the tax certicates in a viable fashion. Its good news, the tax liens are over $1 million, Gibson said. Getting the more than $1 million in back taxes released is the key to getting this property. Commissioner Rex Buzzett said break-ins and vandalism have been an issue on the property and will continue to be a problem as long as the abandoned buildings remain. I think everyone knows this, but I live across the street from it and Id like to see it gone, Buzzett said. Property values would go up in the area. McCroan, Buzzett sworn in During the June 19 regular bi-monthly meeting a standing room only crowd of friends and family gathered to watch new Group 3 Commissioner Phil McCroan and Group 4 Commissioner Buzzett, who was not challenged for re-election, be sworn into ofce. McCroan beat out incumbent candidate Lorinda Gingell in city election in early May, garnering 74 percent of the vote. 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! Pd.Pol.Ad. AUTOMATIC POWER PROTECTION 24/7**PRICES VARY DEPENDING ON EQUIPMENT & INSTALLATIONNo lights, loss of communication and safety issues are just a few of the headaches associated with a power outage. When the power goes out, depend on a GENERAC standby generator to supply back-up electricity to your homes essential items, automatically. No manual starting. FOR TURN KEY INSTALLATION STARTING AT:$4500.00**Anderson Power Services 229-247-6630 http://andersonpowerservices.com PUBLIC NOTICEThe Gulf County Tourist Development Council is now accepting Sponsorship and Special Funding Applications for the 2012-2013 the Gulf County Welcome Center at 150 Captain Freds Place, Port www.visitgulf.com or 850-229-7800 A workshop to review the process will be held on Monday, July 9, 2012 at 9:00 a.m., E.T. PUBLIC NOTICEPublic Hearings will be held at the Planning and Development Review Board (PDRB) Special Meeting on Monday July 9, 2012 at 4:00 P.M. EST. The Public Hearings will be held in the City Commission Meeting Room at City Hall, 305 Cecil Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Fl. 32456 to discuss and act on the following: 1) Development Order RequestKellee Novak, Parcel #04791-000R located at the 402 Reid Ave. in Port St. Joe. City of Port St. Joe Lots 2 & NE/ 2 Lot 4 ORB 496/522 FR Capital City Bank ORB 500/874 FR PSJ Reid 402 LLC Map 2) Ordinance 481 Nuisances 3) Ordinance 482 Park Regulation 4) Ordinance 483 Homeless Shelters Interested persons may attend and be heard at the public hearings or provide comments in writing to the Planning and Development Review Board, City of Port St. Joe City Hall, 305 Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. Transactions of the public hearings will not be recorded. Persons wishing to appeal any decision made during the hearings will need a record of the proceeding and should ensure a verbatim record is made, including the testimony on which the appeal is based. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person who wishes to attend and requires assistance may call the City GULF PINES from page A1 Thursday, July 5, 2012

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COMMUNITY www.starfl.com BPage 1Section Thursday, July 5, 2012By TIM CROFT227-7827|@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com Indian Pass resident Marie Romanelli recently purchased the medal pictured here at the St. Joseph Humane Societys Faiths Thrift Hut for $5. Due to the volume of donations for the Thrift Hut, it is unknown how long the medal was on the shelves or its origins. The reason for the purpose was twofold, Romanelli said: support the Humane Society and maybe try to nd the rightful owner of the medal. They may be very common medals, but I would like to get it back to its rightful owner, Romanelli said. This seems like something somebody would be proud to have earned. If I can nd who it belongs to, Id like to get it back to them. The medal is bronze and heavy, with a light blue ribbon striped in red, white and blue. There is clasp pin on the back, as if it was meant to be pinned on a uniform jacket. On the front is a bald eagle standing astride a sword, with the words Ef ciency, Honor and Fidelity inscribed around the outer edge. The back includes For Good on top and Conduct at the bottom, with a vepointed star in the middle. The back is ringed with leaves. The medal came in it what appears to be the original box, which is worn, blue and cardboard. On one side of the box there is lettering, Medal, Korean Service, A. and in smaller letters underneath is spelled Components, Pendant, Pendant Ribbon, A, AF, N. The initials USMC, representing the United States Marine Corps, are written just above the manufacturers identity, Medallic Art Company of New York City. There are also numbers that appear to be a lot or serial number for the medal. Anybody with information on the medal, or who might know of its origins and owner, is asked to call Tim Croft at The Star newspaper, 227-7827.By LOIS SWOBODA653-1819 | @ApalachTimes Lswoboda@star .com Once again, islanders and the folks from Apalachicola National Research Reserve (ANERR) have joined forces to rescue a nestling osprey from stormy weather. On June 24, Rob and Kay Olin of St. George Island watched in horror as an osprey nest they have enjoyed watching all season, fell. Olin braved the storm surge from Tropical Storm Debby bayside on the island to rescue the chick. I ran out there, he said, and it was chaos. The nest was in a thousand pieces. I stood there wondering how am I going to nd it. Then I saw the chick was right in front of me. I picked it up and put it into a basket. Both parents were circling frantically overhead. I held the baby up for the mother to see wanting to give her some hope. Olin vowed to return the chick to its parents. Sunday afternoon, Olin and family, with the chick, evacuated to Tallahassee. Before leaving home, he was able to contact the Florida Wild Mammal Association wildlife rescue facility (FWMA) in Wakulla County. Sunday evening around 9 p.m., Olin met Eric Lovestrand, a wildlife educator for ANERR, in Crawfordville and Lovestrand took the chick to FWMA. Director Chris Beatty and helpers were already overwhelmed dealing with over 20 baby pelicans also rescued from Debby. Beatty said the chick was a partially edged nestling and quickly recovered given a little sh and some TLC. On Tuesday, Olin had carpenter Red Blaisdell built a platform atop the same standing dead pine that had held the original nest. It was shorter now, having lost its top to a storm. Blaisdell shortened it further to create a at surface for better support for the nest box. Olin and Blaisdell Star Staff ReportIn weather emergencies, warnings can save lives. But traditional warning methods such as television, radio and outdoor sirens dont always reach everyone. Beginning last month, emergency of cials have a new way to send warnings directly to cell phones in affected areas Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEAs). These short messages may look like a text message, but unlike texts, which are sent directly to your phone number, these warnings will be broadcast to all phones within range of designated cell towers through the Commercial Mobile Alert System (CMAS). The alerts will tell you the type of warning, the affected area and the duration. Youll need to turn to other sources, such as television or your NOAA All-Hazards radio, to get more detailed information about what is happening and what actions you should take.Cell tower geography may lead to overwarningBecause cell towers broadcast in a radius, or circle, their coverage areas dont line up neatly with county boundaries. This means you may receive warnings for an adjacent county if youre within a few miles of the border. The alerts are delivered directly from cell tower to cell phone through a one-way broadcast. The Commercial Mobile Alert System does not track or locate individual cell phones or phone numbers it simply broadcasts to all phones within range. Unfortunately, in some cases, this may result in overwarning. For example, if a tornado warning is issued for a particular county, it will go to all towers that serve that county. Towers in urban areas generally serve a radius of two to ve miles and in rural areas up to 10 miles, so the warning message may reach a little beyond the warning boundaries.Wireless Emergency Alerts: Three types of warningsThe Commercial Mobile Alert System (CMAS) can be used to broadcast three types of emergency alerts: Presidential alerts: Issued by the U.S. President in the event of a nationwide emergency. No president has ever had to issue a presidential alert, but should one become necessary, cell phone providers are required to broadcast it to all WEAcapable phones; Imminent threat alerts: Typically issued by the National Weather Service. For Florida, these would include tornado, ash ooding, hurricane, extreme wind or tsunami Special to The StarHonorable Rebecca L. (Becky) Norris, Gulf County clerk of the circuit court and comptroller, was recently elected as president of the Florida Court Clerks and Comptrollers, a professional association, for the upcoming year at the annual conference in Panama City Beach. Hon. Fred N. Witten, retired Gulf County Judge, was on hand to perform the ceremony of installing Clerk Norris as president. After taking the oath of of ce, Clerk Norris addressed the membership and discussed the importance of ful lling the clerks duties while working together, despite limited statewide funding. We continue to face challenges as we move forward: funding, legislation, technology and meeting the needs of our local of ces as we are forced to do more with less, Clerk Norris said during her acceptance speech. I cant say it will be easy, but together, with the support of each other, we can accomplish much. I am convinced that with a committed group of new of cers and a more than capable staff, that we, the Florida Court Clerks and Comptrollers, will collaboratively work together during this upcoming year to meet the needs that we all experience on a day-today basis large county to small, and all in between. We have done this since our responsibilities were rst outlined by the Florida Constitution and de ned in Florida statutes. Serving the past year as the rst vice president and three previous years as an executive board of cer, Clerk Norris gained the experience and knowledge to fulll her role as President for the upcoming program year. Clerk Norris also acknowledged the importance of each clerks dedicated staff and the hard work they perform. She said her staff is one of the main reasons for the success of the Gulf County clerks of ce. We have learned to do more with less, and, although sometimes we feel like the water is up to our eyeballs and rising, we take pride in our work and are thankful and consider it an honor to serve the public, Clerk Norris said. My hat goes off to each member Medal in need of home SPECIAL TO THE STARTop: Blaisdell places the rescued edgling in the nest. Bottom: Rob Olin with the osprey chick he rescued Left: The chick Wireless emergency alertsIntegrated public alert and warning system sends warnings directly to cell phones Osprey chick rescued from Debby RESCUED!See OSPREY B6 See WIRELESS B5Norris chosen as next Florida Clerks PresidentGulf County Clerk to lead statewide organization for clerks and comptrollers See CLERK B6SPECIAL TO THE STARRetired Gulf County Judge Fred Witten helped install Gulf County Clerk of Courts Becky Norris as president of the Florida Court Clerks and Comptrollers.

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B2 | The StarSpecial to The StarPANAMA CITY Gulf Coast State Colleges Gulf/ Franklin Campus in Port St. Joe has been home to Brenda Galloway since September 5, 2006, but now shes ready to move on to other adventures and spend more time with her family. Galloway was recognized for her service as Director of the Gulf/Franklin Campus at the Colleges District Board of Trustees meeting June 21. Brenda has been a teacher and a superintendent, and then we were blessed to have her as part of our family, said Trustee Chair Denise Butler about her friend and colleague. This is a very special day for her to end her educational career. Galloway was honored for her contributions to GCSC, the residents of Gulf and Franklin counties and the eld of education. The students have been the bene ciary, Butler said. The trustees and members of the audience stood to recognize Galloway as Gulf Coast President Dr. Jim Kerley presented her with the Soaring Eagle award. I would like to say thank you on behalf of the whole College. I know youve helped hundreds and hundreds of students, youve touched lives and youll continue to touch lives. This award is for people whove gone above and beyond and like eagles, soar above any obstacles, said Kerley. Galloway thanked the trustees and her husband, Charlie, who was present for the ceremony. Without Charlie, I couldnt have done this. Hes been a great supporter of me throughout my career. 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 dbutler@coastalcoverage.com Locally owned and operated Home Business Auto Health Workers Comp TM1-850-309-1996 shredit.com Thursday, July 5, 2012 LocalRetiring GCSC Gulf/Franklin campus director honored by Trustees SPECIAL TO THE STARBrenda Galloway, middle, was honored by Gulf Coast State College President Dr. Jim Kerley (right) and Denise Butler, the chairwoman of the college Board of Trustees.

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The Star| B3GCEC sponsors D.C. trip for local studentsSpecial to The StarAlexa Allison, a student from Wewahitchka, and Blake Brannon recently traveled to Washington, D.C., as the winners of Gulf Coast Electric Cooperatives Youth Tour competition. GCECs local competition is part of the national Rural Electric Youth Tour program. Each year, the cooperative sponsors the Youth Tour contest for juniors whose parents are members of GCEC. Contestants are interviewed by a panel of three judges from the electric cooperative industry, and two winners are chosen to travel on an all-expensespaid trip to Washington, D.C. in June. While in Washington, the students toured the numerous museums; Arlington National Cemetery; the Iwo Jima Monument; the U.S. Capitol area; the Korean, Lincoln, Vietnam, FDR, Jefferson and World War II Memorials; Mt. Vernon; and the National Cathedral. They also enjoyed the U.S. Marine Corps Sunset Parade; a boat cruise and dance on the Potomac River; and ended their trip by seeing the musical Memphis at the Kennedy Center. A highlight of the trip was the National Youth Day rally, where they joined other juniors from across the nation. We were proud to have Alexa and Blake represent Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative in Washington, said GCEC Manager of Marketing and Member Services Kristin Evans. The Washington, D.C. Youth Tour Program has been in existence since 1958, when 34 students from Iowa and a handful of chaperones visited Washington for a weeklong study tour. By 1964, the program was catching on, and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association began to coordinate the efforts of the co-ops. Since then, thousands of young people have experienced this oncein-a-lifetime opportunity to visit our nations capitol and learn about our government. Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative is part of the Touchstone Energy national alliance of local, consumer-owned electric cooperatives providing high standards of service to customers large and small. GCEC serves approximately 20,200 meters in Bay, Calhoun, Gulf, Jackson, Walton and Washington counties and in the municipalities of Wewahitchka, Ebro, White City, Lynn Haven, Fountain and Southport. 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 SATURDAY JULY 7THLIVE MUSICHOLLY ATKINS ON THE PORCH 8PM-UNTIL FRIDAY JULY 6THLIVEMUSICBUDDY HAMM7PM-UNTIL HAPPY HOURMON. FRI.5PM 7PMEDT2-FOR-1 COLD BEER 4TH OF JULY SPECIALS WERE STILLHAVING ABLAST, COME JOIN US!LIVE MUSIC ON THE PORCH THURSDAY JULY 5THLIVEMUSIC RANDY STARKON THE PORCH7PM-UNTIL 850 229 -FINE (3463) 117 SAILORS COVE PORT ST. JOE Smart LensesSMCan produce clear vision without glasses, at all distances "Freedom from Eye Glasses, Now a reality for many." NO HIDDEN CHARGES: It is our policy that the patient and any other person responsible for payments has the right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed by payment or any other service, examination or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free, discounted fee or reduced fee service, examination or treatment. www.mulliseye.com"WE WELCOME NEW PATIENTS, CALLTODAY FOR YOUR PRIORITY APPOINTMENT" FOR NEW PATIENTS 59 AND OLDERThis certificate is good for a complete Medical Eye Exam withTodd Robinson, M.D.Board Certified Eye Physician and Surgeon.The exam includes a prescription for eye glasses and tests for Glaucoma, Cataracts and other eye diseases.FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT CALL: 850-763-6666 ELIGIBILITY: U.S. Citizens living in the Florida Panhandle, 59 years and older, not presently under our care. Coupon Expires: 7-31-12 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 Thursday, July 5, 2012 School NewsSpecial to The StarHeather Strange, of Wewahitchka, Fla., a junior, was named to the Deans List of Mercer Universitys Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics for the spring 2012 semester. Inclusion on this list requires students to meet rigorous gradepoint-average standards for the Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics.About Mercer UniversityFounded in 1833, Mercer University is a dynamic and comprehensive center of undergraduate, graduate and professional education. The University enrolls more than 8,300 students in 11 schools and colleges liberal arts, law, pharmacy, medicine, business, engineering, education, theology, music, nursing and continuing and professional studies on major campuses in Macon, Atlanta and Savannah and at four regional academic centers across the state. Mercer is af liated with four teaching hospitals Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah, the Medical Center of Central Georgia in Macon, and The Medical Center and St. Francis Hospital in Columbus and has educational partnerships with Warner Robins Air Logistics Center in Warner Robins and Piedmont Healthcare in Atlanta. The University operates an academic press and a performing arts center in Macon and an engineering research center in Warner Robins. Mercer is the only private university in Georgia to eld an NCAA Division I athletic program. www.mercer.eduSpecial to The StarJonathan Davidson, son of Eric Davidson of Port St. Joe, has graduated from New College of Florida in Sarasota with a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics. Davidson was one of 179 graduates of the states honors college this spring. He attended Port St. Joe High School prior to being accepted to New College. During his tenure there, Davidson interned for Open Equal Free, a non-pro t bringing open education resources to teachers in lesser developed countries. His senior thesis, titled Economics of the Hackers Revolution: How Open Source Challenges Notions of Innovation and Value in the Age of Free, focused on open source computer programs. In the fall, Davidson plans to attend the School of Information at University of Michigan and earn a Masters degree in information science. He was awarded a University of Michigan merit scholarship. A national leader in the liberal arts and sciences with a student body of about 825, New Colleges students come from throughout the United States and approximately 25 foreign countries. Hallmarks of a New College education include independent research, close collaboration with faculty and the development of critical thinking skills to prepare students for a variety of vocations, from scientists and doctors to lm writers and teachers. About 80 percent of New College alumni go on to graduate school within six years of graduation. For more information about New College, visit www.ncf.edu.GCSC Honors Program accepting students for fallSpecial to The StarThe Honors Program Of ce is open for advising and interviewing potential Honors Program students. The program offers a slate of classes within the general education requirements that are small in size but big in learning. GCSC Honors Program faculty members engage in the best practices of Honors teaching -classes bubble with critical reasoning strategies, creativity and originality, experiential learning, openness, exploration and deep conversation. Entry requirements are 3.5 GPA from high school or a 3.5 GPA from GCSC after 15 credits. Other indicators include: placement test scores in higher levels of mathematics and reading; AP, IB and dual enrolled credits; an inquisitive nature and love of learning demonstrated in conversation. Advising days and hours are 9:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. CT July 2-20. The of ce is on the second oor of the Social Sciences Building at the colleges Panama City Campus, room 216. If anyone would like more information, please contact Jennifer Hamilton at jhamilton@gulfcoast. edu or call 769-1551 ext. 5850. Wewahitchkas Heather Strange earns Deans List honorsPort St. Joe resident graduates PHOTOS SPECIAL TO THE STARBlake Brannon and Alexa Allison, who represented Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative at the Rural Electric Youth Tour in Washington, pose for a picture outside of the White House. The students also met Rep. Steve Southerland at the Capitol.

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FAITHPage B4 www.starfl.com First Baptist Church 102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE Buddy Caswell, Minister of Music & Education Bobby Alexander,Minister to StudentsNew Service Schedule for First Baptist ChurchSunday School & Worship Service .................. 9:00 am Sunday School & Worship Service ................. 10:30 am Sunday Evening Adult Bible Study ................. 6:00 pm Wednesday Night Supper .......................... 5:30 pm Wednesday Night Adult Prayer Meeting ............. 6:30 pm Wednesday Night Children's Ministry activities ....... 6:30 pm Wednesday Night Youth Ministry activities ........... 6:30 pm www.fbcpsj.org Wednesday Night Youth Ministry activities www.fbcpsj.org Jeff Pinder Pastor SundaySunday School.............9:00 am Worship Service............10:30 am Youth Groups...............5:30 pm New Service Schedule for First Baptist ChurchSunday School & Worship Service .................. 9:00 am WednesdayWednesday Night Supper..............5:00 6:15 pm ............................5:45 6:10 pm Nursery........................................6:00 7:30 pm .......................................6:15 7:30 pm Surrender Student Ministry...........6:15 7:30 pm The Unshakable Truth Journey.....6:15 7:30 pm Celebration Choir Rehearsal........6:30 7:30 pm Prayer Meeting...........................6:30 7:30 pm Praise Band.............................7:30 9:00 pm(Rehearsal in Sanctuary) SUNDAY : WORSHIP AT SUNSETPARK 8 AM 11 AM ON THE 2ND SUNDAY OF THE MONTH SUNDAY: BIBLE CLASS 9:30 AM SATURDAY : COFFEE TIME 9 11 AM MONDAY : LIFETREE CAF 7 PM WEDNESDAY: MENS BIBLE STUDY 8 AM & WOMENS BIBLE STUDY 5 PM1602 Hwy 98, Mexico Beach, FL(850) 890.1424 www.livingwateratthebeach.com 2275 Garrison Ave. Port St. Joe, Fl(850) 229-1929 (850) 229-1939Here to help when help is needed most. HOLY HILLFUNERAL HOME NOW OPEN Jerry Arhelger, SOUTHERLAND FAMILY FUNERAL HOME507 10th Street Port St. Joe(850) 229-8111 TO KNOW CHRIST AND TO MAKE HIMKNOWNST. JAMES EPISCOPAL CHURCH800 22ND STREET, PORT ST. JOE8:00 and 11:00 a.m. (EST) Sunday School 9:45 www.stjamesepiscopalchurch.orgCome worship with us! Rector Father Tommy Dwyer St. Peters Church, ACC(Traditional Services 1928 BCP) Morning Prayer & Holy Communion Sunday...............10:00 A.M. Community Healing Service 6:00 P.M. 4th Thursday of Every MonthThe Rev. Dr. D. Pete Windham, Priest The Rev Lou Little, Deacon Services Temporarily at Senior Citizens Center, 120 Library DriveAn Unchanging Faith In A Changing World Morning Prayer & Holy Communion Sunday...............10:00 A.M.The Rev. Lou Little, PriestServices Temporarily at Senior Citizens Center, 120 Library Drive An Unchanging Faith In A Changing World 5:00 & 6:00 p.m.Pastor Josh Fidler COMFORTER FUNERAL HOMEW. P. Rocky ComforterL.F.D.(850) 227-1818 www.faithchristianpsj.net (850) 229-6707 9:45 10:30 10:45 6:00 Our Church can be your homeFirst Church of the Nazarene2420 Long Avenue Port St. Joe, Florida 32456 (850) 229-9596 Give unto the Lord the glory due His name, worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness. Psalm 29:2Sunday School............................10 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship ...........11 a.m. Sunday Evening Worship ..............6 p.m. Wednesday Evening Service ....... 7 p.m. A Spirit Filled Outreach Oriented Word of Faith ChurchHOME OF THE POWERHOUSE YOUTHMINISTRIESPastors Andrew & Cathy Rutherford Welcome you to worship with us: Sunday 10:30am SundayNight Prayer 6pm Wednesday 7pm www.familylifechurch.net 323Reid Ave ~ Downtown Port St. Joe, FL ~ 850-229-5433 Deborah Tuttle Wednesday: Children: 6:15 p.m. ET Youth: 6:15 p.m. ET Choir: 7:00 p.m. ET Thursday, July 5, 2012This business invites you to visit the church of your choice this week.Remember whos in charge When things are going good, we take it for granted a lot. God has to remind us at time where things come from weve got. We pat ourselves on the back making us feel real large. He has to remind us over and over of who is really in charge. We get spoiled when things are going our way. We think were a real success. After He gets our attention, we see without Him were a mess. Honor God daily, be faithful and true. The blessings He gives He can take away too. We need to be humble about the things we do, be it small or large. Remember, God is the giver of good or bad. Hes the one in charge. 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, Fla., 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 on Avenue D.Special to The StarFaith Christian School offers an extended day for students from K3 through the fourth grade. Preschool extended day kids eat lunch, take a nap and enjoy playtime until a parent picks the child up or until 5 p.m. ET, and elementary school extended day kids do homework and socialize until the a parent picks the child up or until 5 p.m. Extended day is of great value to parents that work, or have afternoon errands. If you would like more information of Faith Christian Schools extended day program, just call 229-6707 or visit our web site at www. FaithChristianPSJ.net. Faith BRIEF ObituaryMs. Harriet Nonie Schoelles, 73, of Apalachicola, passed away Friday, June 29, in Port Saint Joe. A native of Washington, D.C., she lived several years in Tallahassee during the 1960s before moving to Apalachicola over 40 years ago. She worked as an accountant and was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Apalachicola, where she sung in the choir and served as church bookkeeper. She was preceded in death by her husband Roland M. Schoelles Sr. Survivors include her son, Dennis Crosby and wife Deedee, and her stepson, Roland Schoelles, Jr., all of Apalachicola; her grandchildren, Casey Crosby, Emily Crosby and Kevin Schoelles; her sister Mary Dorsey and husband John of Orlando; her brother, Luis Eason and wife Pat of Amelia Island; and her half sister, Mickey Demarest of Chicago, Ill. The funeral service were held at 11 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, July 3, at the United Methodist Church of Apalachicola, conducted by the Rev. Themistocles Patriotis, with interment following in the family plot in Magnolia Cemetery. She will lie in state at the church for an hour prior to the services. All services are under the direction of the Comforter Funeral Home, 601 Long Avenue, Port Saint Joe, FL 32456, 850-227-1818.Harriet Nonie SchoellesAn extended day for kids A Lions Tale

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LocalThe Star| B5 CARPET CERAMIC TILE HARDWOOD AREA RUGS WINDOW SHADES & BLINDS PITTSBURGH PAINTS WE BIND CARPETS We offer LPort Saint Joe area Design professionals on premise C Professional Installation2760 HWest Port Saint JoeLOCALLYOWNED aint Joe L OCA LL Y O WNED H W est W est W P ort P ort P S aint Joe $50 Offpurchase of $ 750.00 or moreTile starting at Carpet starting at 7008 Highway 98St. Joe Beach, FL 32456 (850) 647-6167 1229 Jenks Avenue, Panama City, FloridaInsuring Lives. Enriching Futures. Our experienced sta will help you choose a plan that suits your needs. Health Solutions for Individuals and Families Benet Plans for: Call 850-747-0288 Florida Blue is the trade name of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida depends upon the plan selected and the premium will vary with the amount Mike Nichols Your Local Agency for Robert C. Bruner Attorney Personal & Business BankruptcyOver 30 Years Legal Experience850-670-3030 bankruptcy relief under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Before you decide, ask us to send you free written information THURSDAY & FRIDAY NIGHTSPECIALS 6:00 9:00HOURS: 236ReidAve (850) 229.7121CAROLYNS FAMOUS SEAFOOD PLATTER: $14.95 8 OZ RIBEYESPECIALOR SHRIMPSPECIAL WITH 2 SIDES: $11.95Orders served with:CHEESE GRITS, FF, BAKED POTATO, SALAD AND BREAD **AWARD WINNINGDESSERTS** warnings. AMBER alerts: Issued by law enforcement to share information about a child abduction. Cell phone users may choose to opt out of the imminent threat or AMBER alerts, but the procedures vary by carrier. Some providers will allow customers to opt out of one or the other, while others only allow you to opt out both. Contact your wireless provider for more information. The Florida Department Emergency Management strongly encourages all residents to not opt out of these potentially life-saving messages. WIRELESS from page B1 KEY THINGS TO KNOW WEA messages may look like a text or appear over your home screen. The alert message will include a unique ringtone and vibration. You will never be charged for WEA messages. Emergency alerts will not interrupt any calls or downloads in progress. If youre on the phone when the alert goes out, youll get the message when you end the call. You need not have GPS or any other special features turned on to receive the alerts. The system does not identify your location or phone number it simply sends the messages to all devices in a given area. If youre on the road and enter an area with an active warning, youll receive a WEA message as soon as you come within range of one of the affected cell towers.Special to The StarThe fth annual NASCAR Fun Show (horse show) to bene t Big River Riders 4-H Horse Club was a success. This event was put on to help raise money to help offset expenses to send seven members who quali ed to go to state competition July 12-14 in Tampa. Those members are junior/intermediate division Shawn Elia, Brooke McMillian, Desiree Outlaw and Rylee Waters and senior division Kayla Lindsey, Robin Outlaw and Hayley Smith. Participants had to have one sponsor to participate with a minimum of $20 sponsorship and a $5 entry. Participants had to make a sign for their sponsorships (unless sponsor provided one). These signs were hung up around the arena during the show. This was a day full of fun for everyone from participants to spectators. Participants competed in several fun events such as Wewa 500 (four corner arena race), Break A Tie (double bowtie), Fix A Flat (boot race), Cover Up (panty race) and Stop n Go (musical feed bags) to name a few. Participants provided much entertainment for all to see while also competing and having a lot of fun. Big River Riders 4-H Horse Club wishes to thank the following sponsors for sponsoring participants for this event (minimum sponsorships were $20): Gulf Coast Real Estate Group/Jay Rish ($200), Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative ($200 sponsorship), Chipola Turf Farms LLC ($100), Whit eld Timber Co. LLC ($100), Kenny Strange Electric ($100), Nicki and Danny Little ($100), Bay Environmental, Inc. ($100), Millers Heating & Air Conditioner ($50.00 sponsorship), Dothan Livestock ($50), Animal Hospital of Port St. Joe ($50), Pettis Pest Control ($50), Billy Traylor ($50), Whit eld Timber, LLC ($50), Equine Service H.L. Goode ($50), David B. Lister, DMD ($45), Joe Nugent ($45), Carlton Rich ($40), Emerald Coast FCU Wewa ($30), Jim and Becky McLeod ($30), Akes Septic Inc. ($30), Zoe Segree ($30), Buy-Rite Drugs Wewa ($25), St. Joe RentAll Inc. ($25), Rowlands Welding & Supplies ($25), Costins Insurance Agency ($25). Dixie Dandy Wewa, Randys Grocery, Richs IGA, Carolyn Husband/ Centennial Bank, Harolds Auto Parts, Gaskin-Graddy Insurance Agency, Basic Sweets Caf & Bakery, A & A Homecare, NAPA PSJ, Port St. Joe Marina, Lee McMillian Farrier Services, Harolds & Jeans Hay Farm (three sponsorships), Jason and Kristy Lee, Robert Nations Surveyor & Mapper, Bluewater Outriggers, Sourtheastern Premier Sales Inc., Blountstown Health & Rehabilitation, Jimmys Bait, Tackle, & Feed, Big E Trucking, Creek Stop & Deli, Coastal Landscape & Design, Plug Stanley, Rockin M Ranch (two sponsorships), Durens Piggly Wiggly, Joe Nugent, Broke-A-Toe Horseback Riding on the Beach and Active Styles Beauty Salon. Donations of $20 from David Taunton and Charlotte Moore. With your support this event turned out to be a great success the fth year in a row. We also want to thank the spectators, show crew, volunteers and parents for your continued support. Thanks for supporting Big River Riders 4-H Horse Club.NASCAR fun show a success for Big River Riders SPECIAL TO THE STARFrom left, state quali ers Desiree Outlaw, Robin Outlaw, Kayla Lindsey, Shawn Elia, Hayley Smith, Rylee Waters, and Brooke McMillian. Thursday, July 5, 2012

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Wednesday morning, Lovestrand picked the osprey chick up at FWMA at 7:30 a.m. Beatty now had over 50 baby pelicans in house. Olin, at home on the island, observed the parents in the area of the nest platform Wednesday morning. At 1 p.m., Lovestrand delivered the chick and Blaisdell immediately placed it in the new nest. Lovestrand, Matt Anderson, a coworker from ANERR, Olin and Blaisdell kept vigil throughout the afternoon watching over the chick and scanning the sky. Around 3:30 p.m., one adult osprey ew in, looked over the nest and ew away. It returned shortly and perched in a tree nearby. A second osprey landed in tree farther away in the woods, and they began calling back and forth. Lovestrand, an experienced birder, noticed that the chick, which had been bobbing up and down before the adult bird arrived, attened itself in the nest when the big bird perched nearby. The rescuers watched the scene for a nerveracking hour. Finally, the chick stirred. Lovestrand said when the chick stretched its wings, the nearest adult took ight out over the bay and began hover hunting for sh. Around 4:30, it returned with a sh, circled several times and then landed on the nest. In a few minutes, the other adult joined its mate on the platform. When the moment happened, it was unbelievably magical. I had wondered about Eric and Matthew waiting around all afternoon for the parents to come back, but, when it happened, I realized this is what these guys live for, Olin said. Thursday morning, Olin awoke to a very happy scene of the osprey family reunited. The adults preened and groomed the baby and dgeted with the nest taking turns retrieving sh for their rescued youngster. To view a gallery of photos of the events surrounding the rescue visit www.apalachtimes. com. While this little osprey is happy and safe, FWMA is struggling with many more animals that need help. As of last Friday, they had received 54 pelican chicks and three adult pelicans, a clapper rail, several other osprey chicks, a sooty tern, a snow egret, a screech owl and more, all suffering the effects of wind and torrential rain. In all, over 70 Franklin County animals are sheltered there now and are consuming 75 pounds of sh daily. Many will be relocated to other shelters, but Beatty said volunteers and any emergency funding would be gratefully welcomed. You can send a taxdeductible donation to Florida Wild Mammal Association, 198 Edgar Poole Road, Crawfordville, FL 32327, or visit www. wakullawildlife.org/ and use the Paypal button to make an instant donation. 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! OSPREY from page B1 SPECIAL TO THE TIMESA parent osprey carries a sh to the new nest. PUBLIC NOTICEA Public Hearing will be held at the Planning and Development Review Board (PDRB) meeting on Monday, July 16 2012 at 8:45 a.m. EST, and at the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) meeting on Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. EST. Both public hearings will be held in the BOCC Meeting Room at the Robert M. Moore Administration Building, 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida. The public hearings will be to discuss and act on the following: 1.Variance Application Michael Dodson Parcel ID # 04546-004RLocated in Section 26, Township 7 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida encroachment of mobile home into road setback 10.2 . 2.Non-Residential Development Castaway Campground RV Park Thad Williams Parcel ID #03552-000R Located in Section 30, Township 6 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida development of a 40 unit RV Park 3.Development Policy, Ordinances, Comprehensive Plan and LDR Revisions Comprehensive Plan Amendments Occupational License Construction without permit and 4.Public and Open Discussion The public is encouraged to attend and be heard on these matters. Information prior to the meeting can be viewed at the Planning Department at 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Room 311. (2012.68) of my staff. I am so blessed to have them on my team; my job would be impossible without them. Clerk Norris has served as Gulf County clerk of the circuit court and comptroller since 2005 and serves on numerous Florida court clerks committees. She is a lifelong resident of Gulf County and is married (Steve) with two children (Zachary and Ashton). She began her career in the clerks of ce in April 1984. Clerk Norris has been active in her community, serving on many local committees and boards. The Florida Court Clerks and Comptrollers, established in 1969, is a statewide, non-pro t member association. T he association is comprised of the Florida clerks of the circuit court and comptrollers. The association provides education and accreditation for clerks of the court and comptrollers, information and technical assistance to local governments. CLERK from page B1Thursday, July 5, 2012

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CLASSIFIEDSThursday, July 5, 2012 The Star | B7 ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from Home Medical, Business, Criminal Justice Hospitality. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. SCHEV certified. Call 866-467-0054 www.CenturaOnline.com AIRLINE CAREERS BEGIN HERE -Become an Aviation Maintenance Tech. FAA approved training. Financial aid if qualified. Housing available. Job placement assistance. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 877-206-9405 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 87748S STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE PERMIT The Department of Environmental Protection gives notice of its intent to issue an environmental resources permit for Lighthouse Pentecostal, number 23-0302069-002-EI, to Lighthouse Pentecostal Ministries, Inc., 5746 Highway 71, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. The purpose of the permit is to authorize impacts of 3.16 acres of wetlands to construct a 10,000 square foot church with associated parking and stormwater treatment facility. Stormwater treatment will be provided by a wet detention pond with site post-development discharge rates controlled to at or below the pre-development rates. The project will be located on the east side of Highway 71, between Port St. Joe and the Intracoastal Waterway, Gulf County, Florida. Based on all the above, and with the application of general and limiting specific conditions of the permit, the Department has reasonable assurance the project, as proposed, fully meets the environmental resources permitting requirements of Chapter 62-346, Florida Administrative Code, and will not harm the environment. A person whose substantial interests are affected by the Departments action may petition for an administrative proceeding (hearing) under Sections 120.569 and 120.57 of the Florida Statute. The petition must contain the information set forth below and must be filed (received by the clerk) in the Office of General Counsel of the Department at 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000. Because the administrative hearing process is designed to re-determine final agency action on the application, the filing of a petition for an administrative hearing may result in a modification of the permit, or even a denial of the application. Accordingly, the applicant will not commence construction or other activities under this permit until the deadlines below for filing a petition for an administrative hearing, or request for an extension of time, have expired. Under subsection 62-110.106(4) of the Florida Administrative Code, a person whose substantial interests are affected by the Departments action may also request an extension of time to file a petition for an administrative hearing. The Department may, for good cause shown, grant the request for an extension of time. Requests for extension of time must be filed with the Office of General Counsel of the Department at 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000, before the applicable deadline. A timely request for extension of time shall toll the running time period for filing a petition until the request is acted upon. If a request is filed late, the Department may still grant it upon a motion by the requesting party showing that the failure to file a request for an extension of time before the deadline was the result of excusable neglect. In the event that a timely and sufficient petition for an administrative hearing is filed, other persons whose substantial interests will be affected by the outcome of the administrative process have the right to petition to intervene in the proceeding. Intervention will be only at the discretion of the presiding officer upon the filing of a motion in compliance with Rule 28-106.205 of the Florida Administrative Code. In accordance with subsection 28-106.111(2) and subparagraph 62-110.106(3)(a).4, Florida Administrative Code, petitions for an administrative hearing by the applicant must be filed within 21 days of receipt of written notice. Petitions filed by any persons other than the applicant, and other than those entitled to written notice under Section 120.60(3) of the Florida Statutes, must be filed within 21 days of publication of the notice. Under Section 120.60(3) of the Florida Statute, however, any person who has asked the Department for notice of agency action may file a petition within 21 days of such notice, regardless of the date of publication. The petitioner shall mail a copy of the petition to the applicant at the address indicated above at the time of filing. The failure of any person to file a petition for an administrative hearing within the appropriate time period shall constitute a waiver of those rights. A petition that disputes the material facts on which the Departments action is based must contain the following information: (a) The name and address of each agency affected and each agencys file or identification number, if known; (b) The name, address, and telephone number of the petitioner; the name, address, and telephone number of the petitioners representative, if any, which shall be the address for service purposes during

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B8| The Star Thursday, July 5, 2012 CLASSIFIEDS Port St. Joe CommercialFor LeaseMarketed Exclusively by:850-229-6373 Retail / Of ce Space 260 Marina Drive2nd oor of ce suite; +/-750sf; $750 per month gross; move in ready143 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 3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH, UNFURNISHED Doublewide.....................................................$700 2 BEDROOM, 1 BATH, UNFURNISHED APT. Small Porch ....................................................$375 108 S. E. AVE. A CARRABELLE, FLORIDA 32322850-697-9604 850-323-0444 www.seacrestre.comwww. rst tness.com/carrabellePROPERTY MANAGEMENT AND RENTALS 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 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: NOW HIRINGDISHWASHER $9.00 per hour 30/40 hours per weekApply in person. Joe Mamas Wood Fired Pizza 406 Reid Ave Port St. Joe, FL 32456 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 FOR RENT: 2br, 2 ba 14 x 70 Mobile Home. C/H/A, no pets $550 month + $500 dd 850-229-6495 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 Port St. Joe 1612 Monument Ave. Fri & Sat 7/6 & 7/7 8:00am-?YARD SALEToys,movies, computer games, video games, a little bit of everything! Text FL15768 to 56654 GUN SHOWJuly 7th & 8th Natl Peanut Fest. Bldg. 5622 US Hwy 231 S Dothan, Alabama OVER 275 TABLES Saturday 9-5pm Sunday 10-4pm Info: 334-279-9895 Text FL14275 to 56654 Education/TrainingPhysics Lab AdjunctTo instruct physics labs. Must have a BS degree in Physics. $612/credit hour. Position Open Until Filled. For more information call 850.872.3851. 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#: 34215741Text FL15741 to 56654 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 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@ pcnh.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 the course of the proceeding; and an explanation of how the petitioners substantial interests are or will be affected by the agency determination; (c) A statement of when and how the petitioner received notice of the agency decision; (d) A statement of all disputed issues of material fact. If there are none, the petition must so indicate; (e) A concise statement of the ultimate facts alleged, including the specific facts that the petitioner contends warrant reversal or modification of the agencys proposed action; (f) A statement of the specific rules or statutes that the petitioner contends require reversal or modification of the agencys proposed action; and (g) A statement of the relief sought by the petitioner, stating precisely the action that the petitioner wishes the agency to take with respect to the agencys proposed action. A petition that does not dispute the material facts on which the Departments action is based shall state that no such facts are in dispute and otherwise shall contain the same information as set forth above, as required by Rule 28-106.301, Florida Administrative Code. Under Sections 120.569(2)(c) and (d) of the Florida Statute, a petition for administrative hearing must be dismissed by the agency if the petition does not substantially comply with the above requirements or is untimely filed. This action is final and effective on the date filed with the Clerk of the Department unless a petition is filed in accordance with the above. Upon the timely filing of petition this order will not be effective until further order of the Department. This permit, when issued, constitutes an order of the Department. The applicant has the right to seek judicial review of the order under Section 120.68 of the Florida Statute, by the filing of a notice of appeal under Rule 9.110 of the Florida Rules of Appellate Procedure with the Clerk of the Department in the Office of General Counsel, 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida, 32399-3000; and by filing a copy of the notice of the appeal accompanied by the applicable filing fees with the appropriate district court of appeal. The notice of appeal must be filed within 30 days from the date when the final order is filed with the Clerk of the Department. Requests for review before the Land and Water Adjudicatory Commission must be filed with the Secretary of the Commission and served on the Department within 20 days from the date when the final order is filed with the Clerk of the Department. The application for this permit is available for public inspection during normal business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except for legal holidays, at the Northwest District Branch Office, 2353 Jenks Avenue, Panama City, Florida 32405. July 5, 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 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 88031S NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS BID #1112-23 The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners will receive sealed bids from any person, company, or corporation interested in providing the following landscaping service: Landscaping of the approaches to the White City Bridge The original and three (3) copies of the bid must be submitted to the Office of the Clerk of Circuit Court, Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Blvd., Room 147, Port St. Joe, FL 32456 by the Response Deadline (July 27, 2012 at 4:30 P.M., E.T.). Indicate on the envelope that this is Sealed Bid #1112-23. Completion date for this project will be 80 days from the date of the Notice to Proceed presented to the successful bidder. Liquidated damages for failure to complete the project on the specified date will be set at $100.00 per day. Plans/Drawings can be obtained from the Office of the Clerk of Circuit Court at 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida 32456, (850) 229-6112, or online at www.gulfcounty-fl.gov. Bids must be submitted to the Gulf County Clerks Office at 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida 32456, by 4:30 p.m., E.T., on Friday, July 27, 2012. Bids will be opened at this same location on Monday, July 30, 2012 at 10:00 a.m., E.T. The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners has implemented a Local Bidders Preference Policy for all RFP/BIDS. Anyone interested in bidding as a local bidder must follow the requirements of Resolution 2009-02 which may be obtained from the Clerks Office at the above address. The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners also reserves the right to reject any or all bids deemed in the best interest of the County. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA William C. Williams, Chairman ATTEST: Rebecca Norris, Clerk July 5, 12, 2012 Hearing Impaired: Dial 711 Email: ADARequest@ jud14.flcourts.org F12002310 June 28, July 5, 2012 Classified Advertising works hard ...filling the employment needs of area business firms, helping people to meet their prospective employers, helping people buy and sell all kinds of goods and services, and much more! N othing works harder than the Classifieds! 747-5020