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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: 08-02-2012
Frequency: weekly
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
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YEAR 74, NUMBER 42 Thursday, AUGUST 2 2012 By TIM CROFT 227-7827 | @PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com Prepare for a shell of a time this weekend. The 16th annual Florida Scallop and Music Festival begins 5 p.m. ET on Friday and concludes with a performance by country superstar Aaron Tippin on Saturday night. The two-day event will be headquartered along Miss Zola Drive and George Core Park along St. Joseph Bay in Port St. Joe. And organizers are hoping that early interest and anticipation will pay off in a crowd to By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com For voters with an itch to avoid the rush of the Aug. 14 primary election, the next will provide that opportunity. Early voting in this years primary begins at two county locations on Saturday, Aug. 4. Early voting will continue through Aug. 11. Voters may cast their ballots in Port St. Joe at Supervisor of Elections Linda Grif ns of ce, located at 401 Long Avenue; Wewahitchka voters may cast their ballots at the Wewahitchka Public Library, located at 314 N. 2nd Street. This weekend, early voting takes place on Saturday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. CT in Wewahitchka and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Port St. Joe, and on Sunday from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. ET in Port St. Joe and 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. CT in Wewahitchka. Those Saturday hours will be the same the following Saturday, Aug. 11. During the week, Aug. 610, voting hours will be 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET in Port St. Joe and 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT in Wewahitchka. By TIM CROFT 227-7827 | @PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com A Port St. Joe man was shot in the head late Monday night in what Gulf County Sheriff Joe Nugent is labeling a hate crime. Walton Henry Butler, a 59-yearold white male, was arrested after he admitted shooting Everett Gant with a .22 ri e. Butler was charged with attempted murder with a hate crime enhancement. Gant, an African-American, is in guarded condition at Bay Medical Center at press time. According to the arresting af davit, an incident occurred earlier in the day when a Pamela Rogers came to Butlers apartment in the Pine Ridge Apartment complex on Garrison Avenue in Port St. Joe with a child in tow. Butler immediately used a racial slur to refer to the child. Investigators discovered that Butler had been making similar racial slurs to other children in the complex during recent days. Rogers became upset and left Butlers apartment and Gant went to Butlers apartment to discuss the comments. Upon arriving at the By VALERIE GARMAN @Valeriegarman PORT ST. JOE Edward Wood, president of Woods Fisheries in Port St. Joe, knows his product is more than just generic shrimp out of a box. Now, with the help of an innovative new program from the Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission (GSMFC) dubbed Gulf Seafood Trace, Wood can share the story of his seafood with the consumer from sea to plate. The pilot program is voluntary and completely complimentary and will allow consumers to track the product all the way back to the waters by scanning a QR code with a smartphone. The codes will provide speci c information about the steps the product took to reach the grocery store shelves: when and where it was caught, where and how it was processed and, on a personal note, information Early voting starts Saturday Port St. Joe man shot in what authorities label hate crime Program tracks seafood from Gulf to plate WALTON HENRY BUTLER SCALLOP AND MUSIC FESTIVAL SPECIAL SECION Check inside for a Florida Scallop and Music Festival special section featuring a schedule of events, map, scallop recipes and more. BY TRISH PETRIE | Special to The Star This weekends festival celebrates a great summer treat in Gulf County hunting for scallops in St. Joseph Bay. This past weekend Shelley and Ellen Sera n and Stephanie and Owen Petrie enjoyed a bit of the water, sun and sweet scallops. Aaron Tippin, scallops on the menu this weekend 16th annual Florida Scallop and Music Festival kicks off 5 p.m. ET Friday See FESTIVAL A12 See VOTING A6 Top: A otilla of boats gathers to honor the late John Thompson. Right: Carol Cox dives the John Thompson Memorial Reef on Bell Shoals off the coast of Mexico Beach. Photos by BOB AND CAROL COX | mbara.org Underwater legacy By VALERIE GARMAN 229-7843 | @valeriegarman vgarman@star .com The late John Thompson was often referred to as the lighthouse of Mexico Beach. The younger guys looked up to him they called him their lighthouse, his widow Bonita Thompson remembered. He would sit up here on the deck and watch (the boats) come in and go out. After her husband lost his battle with cancer last December, the outpour of love from her neighbors helped Bonita quickly realize that the community knew what she already did. Its hard to put into words, Thompson said in an attempt to describe her husband. He was just a kind, gentle soul with a passion for shing. He was a good man, an honest man and an unsel sh man. An outpour of donations from friends and family helped erect an underwater legacy for John Thompsona memorial reef to celebrate his life and love for shing. The John Thompson Memorial Reef was deployed on Bell Shoals in the Gulf of Mexico in late April, a product of the Mexico Beach Arti cial Reef Associations Memorial Reef Program. It will be there forever, Thompson said of the reef. It will be celebrating his life forever. Thompson remembers the many shing trips with her husband as their special time together. John and Bonita were married just six weeks short of 28 years and shed all over the world together, but Mexico Beach was always where Johns heart was. That was our timeI miss it, she said. Cobia shing was his passion. He worked to get to sh for cobia. The John Thompson Memorial Reef was designed with Johns love for cobia, or ling, shing in mindhis favorite ling jig is embedded in the reefs structure in remembrance of his passion. The reef was the best way to honor John with something that meant something to him, Thompson said. Well all enjoy it for years to comethat would have meant a lot to him. Thompson said she cant wait until spring when the ling start running. See LEGACY A8 Memorial reef for John Thompson deployed in Gulf See CRIME A6 See PROGRAM A6 50 For breaking news, visit www.starfl.com Subscribe to The Star 800-345-8688 For your hometown paper delivered to your home! 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Local A2 | The Star Thursday, August 2, 2012 Warren Yeager NOT the Peoples Choice ! PR O VE N BAD LEADER A N D P OO R D E C ISI ON MAKER for $200.00 a night hotels $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ (Pd.Pol.Ad.) $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ (Pd.Pol.Ad.) REWARD $100 For the Information Leading to the ARREST of Person or Persons Stealing WORKING MEN Campaign Signs THEIR JOBS! By VALERIE GARMAN 229-7843 | @valeriegarman vgarman@star .com A special meeting to address Gulf Countys redistricting process turned into a debate about countywide voting and minority representation Monday, as hired attorney Michael Spellman presented information regarding the consent decree set for Gulf County District 4 back in the 1980s. District 4 was put under consent decree upon violation of Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act based on adherence to the three Gingles Factors set fourth by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1986, Spellman said. To prove the three factors, a minority group must be suf ciently large and geographically compact to comprise a majority of the district, the minority group must be politically cohesive and white voters must vote as a bloc usually to defeat the minority groups preferred candidate. Spellman, an attorney with Tallahassee law rm Sniffen and Spellman, said while these factors were proven in the mid-1980s, Census data from 2010 coupled with data from the upcoming 2012 election may prove otherwise. In its 2011 redistricting process, the county did not redraw the lines of District 4 because of the consent decree, leaving the district far outside of the guidelines for state redistricting regulations based on populations within each district. Spellman suggested the county wait to gather data from the 2012 election for review to see if the redistricting process needs to go to federal court. Seeing what this 2012 election data looks like, this all comes down to how the numbers play out, Spellman said. You have to show that times have changed in 30 years, and the way you do that is through numbers. District 2 Commissioner Ward McDaniel said he is 100 percent for doing away with the federal decree. I support countywide voting, McDaniel said. The problem we have more or less is that we have ve little tribes. We should all be in the same boat. McDaniel said, in his opinion, it has nothing to do with race. Weve got some people that want to promote a segregation issue in this county, McDaniel said. As far as Im concerned, we need to lift this cloud off. District 4 Commissioner Tan Smiley said he does not support countywide voting because he looks at the situation through a completely different set of eyes. He cited that neither the Port St. Joe nor the Wewahitchka City Commission have minority representation and said it would be the same for the county if they went to countywide voting. I feel like to go countywide, this county will go back into the 60s, Smiley said. I support district voting. I represent District 4 but I am a county commissioner. If anyones got a problem, I will step in and help. Commissioners Bill Williams and Warren Yeager agreed that while it is a passion issue for some people, they need to step back and let the numbers speak for the situation as suggested by Spellman. Stiffen and Spellman will review the post-election numbers and come back with a recommendation to the county after analysis. County sets tentative millage The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners left the current millage rate untouched at a budget workshop July 24 held to set the tentative rate for the upcoming scal year. The current millage rate is set at 5.7419, which would garner $77,000 in additional funds for the county if the proposed budget is adopted. The rollback millage rate based on the current draft budget would drop it to 5.6845. The county needs to submit the tentative millage to the Gulf County Property Appraiser by Saturday. After submitting a tentative millage rate, the board can go back and reduce it, but cannot raise the millage. Todays purpose was to meet the requirement, Williams said. This is strictly a benchmark. The budget draft presented was pared down to eliminate $50,000 in proposed maintenance and renovations to the Gulf County Courthouse that would repair leaks and remove mold from the building. During the workshop, commissioners also adopted millage rates for the county re departments with the St. Joe re district at 0.4 mils and all other re districts at 0.5 mils. The Cape San Blas special taxing districts municipal service taxing units were set at 6.6995 for the Gulf and 3.5014 for the Gulf interior, both of which have dropped since last year. The rst public hearing for the Gulf County budget is scheduled for Sept. 10 at 5:01 p.m. ET. The county is required to have two public hearings before the budget is considered for adoption. Cape San Blas beach nourishment Wewahitchka resident David Taunton made a presentation to the commission at the July 24 meeting to push for use of an outside sand source for future beach nourishment projects, instead of dredging sand offshore. Taunton reported that sand, located on his property, has been certi ed for use on Cape San Blas and would prevent job outsourcing to boost the local economy. Although dredging would be cheaper dollar per dollar, Taunton said the project would create about 80 local jobs and cost about $12.8 million. Yeager said the project would be one to consider because adding sand could help the shoreline stay put for a longer period of time. Gulf County sets tentative millage, debates redistricting By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com On a night when the Gulf County School Board formally adopted by resolution a tentative budget and discussed revenue implications and root causes of eroding enrollment, board members received another notch on which to hang their hats. For the fth consecutive year, Gulf District Schools were recognized by the Florida Board of Education as an Academically HighPerforming District. The Florida Board of Education approved the list of districts on July 17. Gulf was one of 19 districts honored among the roughly 70-statewide. That list was up from just 12 districts last year. Over the past ve years that Gulf has landed on the list, the highest number of districts was 21 in 2008; the lowest last years total. Calhoun, Wakulla and Leon were other districts in the region so recognized. This is a very high honor for the district, said Superintendent of Schools Jim Norton. This is a credit to the teachers, administrators, staff and board members. This is a nice high honor to be a part of. To earn recognition as an Academically High-Performing District, school grades in the district must average out to earn honor roll distinction the elementary schools received an A and a C in the last state testing period and the high schools received suf cient FCAT points that the district will average at least a B as well as have a clean, no-de ciency annual nancial audit as determined by the Florida Department of Education. We have great schools, said board chairman Billy Quinn, Jr. When we get something like this it proves that. We can give (students) all they need right here. The board also formally adopted its tentative budget which had been advertised, with no substantive changes. The district will be cutting the millage rate by nearly 4 percent and the total property tax budget will fall by more than 10 percent. The tentative millage rate for the coming school year is 6.986, the rst time the district has been below 7 mils in four scal years. A mil is equal to $1 for every $1,000 in assessed taxable property value. The board also approved new classi cations or salary schedules for several employees who have been asked to assume additional responsibilities due to previous workforce cutbacks, as well as creating two new positions needed due to consolidation and growth in the number of special needs students. The net effect separate from the two new aide positions was adding roughly $15,000 in salary, though Norton countered that the district had already realized much higher cost savings through staff cuts. He added that to keep good employees in key positions particularly in the areas of technology and maintenance when they could nd better pay in the private sector, the tweaks in salary structures and job descriptions were necessary. The board also discussed the number of children home schooled in the county 70 currently and the impacts on the district as its enrollment declines which in turn impacts school budgets. Deborah Crosby, supervisor for educational services, noted that home-school parents must submit annual evaluations soon and added that state lawmakers had made the rules and procedures for home-schooling a bit tougher in the past year. She noted the superintendent and board had a bit more oversight for assuring state testing and achievement levels were met by home-schooled children. But the point was a sore one for several board members, who noted the academic achievement track record of Gulf County Schools and the nancial impact home-schooling has on the district. At roughly $3,000 per student in full-time equivalent state funding for public schools, those 70 students represent nearly $250,000, Norton noted. Unless somebody has a real problem with public schools we need to be proactive about encouraging people to check us out and send their kids to our schools, Norton said. Board member John Wright was blunter. If we keep on losing kids we are not going to have anymore Friday night high school football, Wright said. Keep on losing and we wont have athletics or a lot of other things. This is hurting the whole system. Im proud of what this school system does. This is a great town, great people. We have safe schools, we dont put up with any thugs. Our schools are great. It is something that really worries me. District recognized

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Local The Star| A3 Thursday, August 2, 2012 By TOM McLAUGHLIN Daily News OKALOOSA ISLAND Rep resentatives from eight Northwest Florida counties labeled disproportionally affected by the 2010 Deep water Horizon oil spill de clared Thursday their inten tion to keep as much control as possible over millions in RESTORE Act funds. Regional ofcials agreed to work with Gov. Rick Scotts ofce to establish parameters for deciding how to capture and spend two large pots of money available to the state under the act. But they made it clear to the representatives of the Florida Association of Coun ties that Northwest Florida insists on playing a signi cant role in the decisionmaking process. A lot of work went into this to make sure these counties had input in this, Okaloosa County Com mission Chairman Don Amunds told a packed room at the Emerald Coast Con vention Center. We need to play nice and get along, but we just dont want to say, okay, whatever you want to do is ne. We want to maintain an active role, he said later. Other county of cials echoed Amunds sentiments. We need to work with the governors ofce, Bay County Commissioner Guy Tunnell said. But they need to know all of the brain trust does not lie within Capital Circle. The state will have the most say in spending two of the four pots of dollars heading to Florida after a ne is determined for par ties responsible for the oil spill. Those two pots each will hold 30 percent of the total RESTORE Act dollars af ter a BP ne is settled, and will be split among Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Loui siana and Texas. The rst pot will be di vided into grants obtained through competitive bids, while the second will be allo cated according to impact. Florida will have far less say in how a third 35 percent of the funds are spent. That money will go di rectly from Washington, D.C., to counties impacted by the oil spill. The eight disproportionately affect ed counties of Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, Walton, Bay, Escambia, Franklin Gulf and Wakulla will get 75 per cent of Floridas share. Still, state ofcials will have input on permitting is sues and in other regulato ry areas, according to Oka loosa County Administrator Jim Curry. We have to make sure there is no effort to try to mess with that part of the plan, he said. Northwest Florida rep resentatives are justiably wary of RESTORE Act funds owing through state hands, Curry said. They watched the vast majority of $20 million in BP money the state got for marketing purposes disap pear at the height of the oil spill crisis, he said. Theres a real concern on the part of cities and counties about dollars be ing channeled through the state, and how much will make it here, Curry said. John Wayne Smith, the Florida Association of Counties governmental consultant, asked for and was given consent to meet with Scotts representatives to begin negotiating a part nership with the governor. The association, which thus far has coordinated the moves of Florida coun ties as they pertain to the RESTORE Act, was given authority to continue to do so. I was amazed at the amount of work the FAC group had put into this, Bay Countys Tunnell said after the meeting. County ofcials also de cided Thursday to tweak the funding formula for the money coming directly to Northwest Florida to in clude the spills impact on regional sheries. Bay and Franklin of cials said local shing has suffered severely. The news media de termined how far you were from the spill and the im pact, Bay County Commis sioner Mike Thomas said. But the seafood part to the east was important. My sheries in Franklin County have been devastat ed, added Franklin County Commissioner Joseph Smokey Parrish. Theres no shrimp in the bay. Our crabs are down, our oysters are down. We havent had shrimp in two years. Gulf County Commis sioner Bill Williams, presi dent of the Florida Associa tion of Counties, said costs to local sheries can be calculated easily and added to factors used to determine damage to each of the eight most affected counties. The remaining 5 percent of the BP funds has been set aside for ecosystem restoration and research programs in each of the ve Gulf Coast states. Smith said if BP decides soon to settle with the U.S. government and put this all behind them, RESTORE Act funds could start ow ing to the Gulf Coast within a year. (Pd.Pol.Ad.) FREE DIABETES EDUCATION CLASSES EACH WEEK TWO LOCATIONS, TWO TIMES Classes are held every Wednesday 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! Panhandle counties wary of BP funds use Regional ofcials concerned about state tampering of millions of dollars We need to work with the governors ofce, but they need to know all of the brain trust does not lie within Capital Circle. Guy Tunnell Bay County commissioner

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Thursday, August 2, 2012 Opinion A4 | The Star Just before midnight the other night, I started watching a movie that was recommended by a dear friend. Actually, it was recommended by her mother, who calls it her favorite movie. I had to see it. My son showed me how to watch it on the Internet. We stay up late in the summer. The name of the movie is The Trip to Bountiful. The movie stars Geraldine Page as Mrs. Carrie Watts. Its 1947 and Carrie is obviously in the latter years of her life, stuck living in a two room apartment in Houston with her hen-pecked son and his shallow, obnoxious and controlling wife. That is a mouthful, but its true. Carrie has one goal: to get out of that two room apartment in Houston and get back to Bountiful, Texas, where she grew up and has sweet memories of wonderful times in her life. She wants to remember her parents, feel the dirt on her hands and see the elds, trees and birds of her home place. You need to see the movie. Although it was made in 1985 and based on a 1953 Horton Foote television play, it still carries a message that needs to be heard. Horton Foote (19162009) also was the fellow who wrote the screenplays for To Kill a Mockingbird and Tender Mercies. He strikes me as a writer who understood people, specically women. That is something that most of us (men) arent able to do. Foote did a wonderful job of capturing a man and his mother who were trapped in the miserable present, with no possible escape but to travel back to the good memories of the past. As is the case many times, it was the journey back that was the most fun and meaningful. On her eventual escape back to Bountiful, Carrie met a wonderful young girl on the bus, who you are sure to either fall in love with or want to be and a Sheriff, who softened up and drove her to Bountiful from the bus station before her son shows up to retrieve her. Carrie just had to get back to Bountiful, and she did. Her son, Ludie, never wanted her to go; he didnt even want her thinking about good memories. Late in the movie while they are in Bountiful, Ludie tells his mother, Mama, I want to stop remembering. It doesnt do any good remembering. You want to pick up something and hit Ludie at this point in the movie. You shouldnt talk to your mother that way. Remembering does do us good when its about good things, sometimes its all we have. Nobody knows your whole story, other than God. I believe in God and think He helps us nd and remember the good things. As a matter of fact, I cant separate the word bountiful and God. Im not preaching, Im just telling you what I think. There are points in the movie where you want to take a bottle of CocaCola, shake it, open it and spray it all over Carries daughter-in-law, Jessie Mae. My preference would be to do it right after she had been to the beauty parlor. (My Mama was a Baptist Missionary, but my Daddy was a sailor.) Doing the math, my friends mother, Sara, was 41 years old when the original television version came out in 1953 and 73 years old when the movie came out in 1985. Thats right; she will be 100 years old this week. Im sure she remembers both very well because shes still sharp as a tack when it comes to remembering things in the past. I talked to her recently on the phone and although her hearing seems to be a problem, her memories of the past are very clear. She lives at a retirement home in Milton, Florida. One hundred years old; thats a big deal. To say Sara has lived and continues to live a bountiful life, would be a big understatement. Bountiful means abundant, but it also means to give generously. Sara has given generously, being a school teacher for many years, helping people, loving people and remembering With the arrival of early voting for the Aug. 14 primary this weekend the green ag is dropped on the election season. We will still have months of campaigning on the federal, state and local level, so the depths of the slog to November is unknown, but to say this has been one of the nastier preseasons federal, state, local would be stating the obvious. But the election season also begins the nal goround for two of the ner public servants it has been my pleasure to work with and know. To my thinking, they, and many others encountered over the years in this business, dene what the phrase public servants is and what it should represent. First, let me preface this by saying that anybody willing to put name on ballot and face the voters, particularly those running for ofce county-wide, deserves respect. Yes, from this corner it is a job requirement, once any candidate is elected, to hold feet to re. But to put oneself out there, to put the work in, to channel energies and resources in an effort to nd favor with a majority of voters, that is an endeavor unto itself. What you do with the ofce becomes a different matter and after November the voters in Gulf County no longer will be served emphasis on served by Supervisor of Elections Linda Grifn or Property Appraiser Kesley Colbert. The praise of Colbert does not come because his face and words are in black and white below this space. Followers of his column have long separated the public servant from the madcap historian who seems capable of regaling on any number of subjects, hilariously and with heart before breakfast. For almost three decades Colbert has served as county property appraiser, not an easy position nor a citizens favorite. When land prices were always on the move ahead, life wasnt too bad, however. But Colbert also presided over what might have been as difcult a period as a property appraiser whose job is to essentially provide the value to be multiplied by taxing authorities in Florida has experienced in some time. First, came the shutdown of the paper mill and the very public legal war Colbert was forced into against with the Stone Container Company over the taxable value of that mill as it sat idle, nobody sure if the doors were ever going to open again. That was a David vs. Goliath tussle, in many ways, for the livelihood, the future, of Gulf County. Times were bleak, jobs were exiting and the government coffers were depleted to the point that state lawmakers had to provide bridge nancing to the school district by a tax battle involving one of the largest, if not the largest, local tax revenue producers. That legal ght would ultimately be decided in the countys favor, after Colbert stood his ground. And within a few years the real estate bubble inated and then punctured. The system Colbert had to operate under, a system provided for decades by the Florida Legislature and Department of Revenue, became a foundation for controversy played out around the state. Kinks in that system caused the debate about the value of land, the impact of property taxes former Speaker Allen Bense once labeled ridding the state of the property tax system essential to growth to become increasingly ery and increasingly personal. And while not all of those who walked into Colberts ofce left giddy, they were treated by a man who was a true gentlemen, in every positive connotation of the word, and one who tried, as best he could within the system he had to work with, to treat every property owner as fairly as possible. There is a line in a Rudyard Kipling poem about maintaining ones head while all about you are losing theirs I always found that to be the case with Colbert, a man who cared about his community, believed in his community, had taught and coached in his community. He tried, and always succeeded at least in my case, to keep his head while many, including the taxing authorities he served, sought to have it. He did his job, did it the best he could and goes out with that service as a legacy. As will Grifn. Her tenure may not have lasted as long as Colberts, but considering that the former St. Joseph Telephone Company employee and assistant Supervisor of Elections took ofce with the election of 2000, well, enough said. Over the past 12 years the nation and state have altered election laws and processes in ways both meaningful and bizarre. Almost on an annual basis, Grifn and her crew and to understand the essence of Grifn, consider the fantastic ranks of poll workers and staff who have honored her with their efforts for 12 years have had to adapt. Election Day was once completed in Gulf County at the giant chalkboard at City Hall or the county courthouse as when Grifn was elected; now the process plays out electronically, with a fair number of voters not even waiting until Election Day to cast ballots. Along the way, Grifn, with an incredible memory for faces, names and family trees, kept her statute book close and treated the voting process as it should be as the most fundamental of citizenship while she maintained her grace and cool regardless of the craziness in her midst on Election Night. Grifn always will remind those who ask that she learned much from her former boss at the Elections Ofce, Miss Cora. Whoever she and Colbert learned from, and the guess here is parents got the ball rolling; Gulf County was the better for their service. Mother always said, If you ... Keyboard KLATTERINGS Oh yes, there is Public servants TIM CROFT Star news editor Bobby King lived way out past Webb School where Walnut Street turned into a country road. It was a pretty good hike out there. Wed mostly play all day at his house so as to make the long walk worthwhile. He had a giant front yard with this big tree guarding the driveway that provided endless possibilities for a handful of enterprising eleven year olds. His mom would call a timeout in the middle of the afternoon and give us some leftover biscuits and sorghum molasses to refuel our bouncing metabolisms. Sometimes it was sugar cookies and milk. And on occasion, wed divide up a couple of chicken legs, some wings or a neck. We ate with great gusto. And thanked her mightily not out of a sense of propriety but because we truly appreciated the refueling. We didnt inquire as to whether Mrs. King was a Methodist or Presbyterian. She wore her hair up sometimes but we gured it was to escape the heat on the back of her neck. We didnt get into that Doxology stuff when we had a case of the hollow belly. We didnt know if she went to Dr. Holmes or Dr. Edwards. We didnt care if she voted democrat or republican, liked Ike or leaned more toward Estes Kefauver. It didnt matter if she cooked with Crisco or used pure hog lard. There is a time and a place for political statements, personal agendas and dissenting opinions. But listen closely here folks, Mrs. Kings front porch in the middle of a hot afternoon with a growling stomach aint it! Ricky Gene sometimes would complain under his breath about the thickness of the molasses or the reheated nature of his free for nothing chicken wing. The rest of us would beat him pretty severely around his head and shoulders to quiet him down. We didnt want nothing to mess up the good deal we had going out at the King house! Majority ruled amongst the 11 year olds in America in the summer of 1958. I read with amazement the latest ap over Chick-l-A. Listen, eat there or go somewhere else. But for goodness sakes, dont hinder, muddle or interfere with my opportunity to eat there. With all the real problems we have in the world today, it seems rather foolish to pick on a single chicken house. I think the mayor of Boston has jumped on the bandwagon. How sad. I love Boston as the cradle of our independence, the home of Paul Revere, baked beans and the city that gave Babe Ruth his rst shot at the big leagues. But arent they a little north of the Mason-Dixon Line to be talking fried chicken. You dont reckon we offend the Chinese on the 29 days out of the month we dont eat chop suey. Ive heard of Montezumas revenge, but it is an equal opportunity malady. Are only down and out people welcome at Po Folks? Is it a personal insult to Mom and Pop if we drive by their home cooking sign without stopping? Why cant the world just be thankful for the gazillion eating choices today? When we went downtown in 1958 we could eat at the City Caf or the City Caf. That was it! But I never heard anyone complain. You didnt have to order the hamburger every time. They had pickled pig feet in jars. The country fried steak was the best in the land. And if Dixie Faye was in the back you could get breakfast anytime. I reckon our glass was always half full. We must have been as nave as all get out. It never crossed our minds to get up from our stool at the City Caf and walk down the street and picket Mr. Robert Halls Western Auto because he didnt give out free Wilson A1010 baseballs. Hall went to church with us. He was a real good friend of the family but it wasnt any of our business what his favorite color was or how many pair of shoes he owned. He smiled all the time and laughed out loud a lot. But he wouldnt give out free baseballs just for walking in his store. It would seem rather counter productive to fault a guy for running his business the way he wanted to. I think it was kinda understood amongst us 11 year olds that if you didnt like the way Hall organized and operated the Western Auto then dont go to criticizing the daylights out of him for his beliefs or working hard simply start your own Western Auto across the street. What is so complicated about that? If we purchased a pack of baseball cards from Pat Houstons Grocery and it contained two J. W. Porters and no Ted Williams or Mickey Mantle, we quickly ran down the street and tried our luck at the Log Cabin Store. If life is about choices then make your own, but dont try to will yours over on mine. We can sometimes in this country get a one car funeral out of line. It must be a slow news day when where you pick to eat becomes a national headline. Maybe someone will start telling us what television shows to watch next. Or what shirt to wear to school. And what doctor you must see. Or what church you cant attend. I can tell you how that kind of stuff would have went over on Kings front porch in 1958. But heck, we were just a bunch of 11 year olds. Respectfully, Kes HUNKER DOWN Kesley Colbert USPS 518-880 Published every Thursday at 135 W. U.S. 98 Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Publisher: Rick Martin Editor: Tim Croft POSTMASTER: Send address change to: The Star P.O. Box 308 Port St. Joe, FL 32457-0308 Phone 850-227-1278 PERIODICAL RATE POSTAGE PAID AT PORT ST. JOE, FL 32457 WEEKLY PUBLISHING SUBSCRIPTIONS PAYABLE IN ADVANCE IN COUNTY $24.15 year $15.75 six months OUT OF COUNTY $34.65 year $21 six months Home delivery subscribers may be charged a higher rate for holiday editons. TO ALL ADVERTISERS In case of error or omissions in advertisements, the publishers do not hold themselves liable for damage further than the amount received for such advertisement. The spoken word is given scant attention; the printed word is thoughtfully weighed. The spoken word barely asserts; the printed word thoroughly convinces. The spoken word is lost; the printed word remains. Circulation:1-800-345-8688 CRANKS MY TRACTOR BN Heard See THERE IS A5

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Local The Star| A5 Thursday, August 2, 2012 the things that should be remembered the good things. In The Trip to Bountiful, Carrie Watts tries to sneak off to Bountiful, Texas, every time her government check comes in. Her daughter-in-law, Jessie Mae is always there to intercept the check. You get the feeling that Jessie Mae just wants the money for drinking Coca-Colas at the drugstore, getting her hair done and going to the picture show. Remember, the movie is set in 1947, drinking Coca-Colas at the drugstore was a big deal. And that Coca-Cola Id like to spray on Jessie Mae? I want to let it sit in the car for a few hours on an August day in Houston, before I shake it up and turn it loose on her. As you would expect, Carrie nally gets to Bountiful. However, its not easy. When she rst tries to purchase a train ticket to Bountiful, the man at the train station in Houston informs her, The train dont go there no more. Carrie then moves on to the bus station, where the fellow at the ticket counter tells her, Theres no Bountiful. Carrie perks up and gets a sassy little girl grin on her face and informs the fellow at the ticket counter, Oh yes, there is. Im sure Sara, at 100 years old, would say, Oh yes, there is a Bountiful and Ive been there. So when folks try to tell you that there is no place you can go to remember or relive the good memories, tell them, Oh yes, there is. No one can keep you from remembering the good, and reliving it. Honestly, you dont have to go back to Bountiful going somewhere that you have fond memories of might help, but the place doesnt hold the memory. You do. As Carrie Watts, sits outside of her decrepit, old home place in Bountiful, she seems to go back in time. She and the Sheriff, who has driven her there, sit outside the house talking about birds. Carrie has a glow about her when she tells the Sheriff and herself, I dont know of anything prettier, than a scissortail yin through the sky! The way she looks and says it, is just beautiful. She seems to be painting pictures or memories in her head. It might not be a bird, but there is a picture you can paint in your mind that, You dont know of anything prettier. Paint that picture in your mind and revel in it. Nobody can stop you or tell you the train dont go there no more. In my case, I dont know of anything prettier than a sweet lady on her 100th birthday. Find more stories at www.CranksMyTractor. com. North Florida Child Development, Inc. is recruiting for governing board(s) members. NFCD is a 501(c) (3) organization that provides comprehensive early education and development to the young children and their families in Calhoun, Gulf, Liberty, Madison, and Wakulla Counties. The governing board(s) maintains a formal structure of shared governance through which parents and community representatives can participate in policy making and other decisions. Please contact Sebrina McGill for more information at (850) 639-5080 ext 10 or 10% OFF ALL RET A I L (No Double Discounts) RET 7 FO I LS $25.00 Cut/Style NO T included M-F 9-7 9-5 SUN 12-5 M-F 9-7 9-5 M-F 9-7 9-5 BACK T O SCHOOL HOURS 10% OFF 10% OFF $25.00 S HO W Y OUR SPI R IT Fashion Color E xtensions $8.00/each Send your letters to : LETTERS TO THE EDITOR P.O. Box 308 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 Fax: 850-227-7212 Email: tcroft@star .com Comments from our readers in the form of letters to the editor or a guest column are solicited and encouraged. A newspapers editorial page should be a forum where differing ideas and opinions are exchanged. All letters and guest columns must be signed and should include the address and phone number of the author. The street address and phone number are for veri cation and will not be published. Letters must be in good taste and The Star reserves the right to edit letters for correctness and style. S HARE YOUR OPINIONS THERE IS from page A4 Yeager must go Dear Editor: Gulf County District 5 Commissioner Warren J. Yeager should not be holding public of ce. He is employed by Preble-Rish Inc. full time, while Preble-Rish has had a continuing contract as the county engineer-of-record on numerous large projects within the County. Florida Statute 112.313(7)(a) states, NO public of cer shall have or hold ANY employment with ANY business entity which is subject to the regulation of, or is doing business with the of cers agency, nor shall a public of cer have or hold any employment that will create A CONTINUING OR FREQUENTLY RECURRING CONFLICT between his or her private interests and the performance of his or her public duties that would impede the full and faithful discharge of his or her public duties A complaint to this effect is currently being investigated by the State of Florida Commission on Ethics. There are exceptions to this absolute language, but none appear to apply to Warren Yeagers actual situation. Districts 2 and 4 decided, enough is enough in 2010 and voted out their long-time incumbents, Billy Traylor and Nathan Peters. District 5 needs to do the same in 2012. Yeagers abuse of travel costing the county (more than $37,000); his refusal to support voting to fund any legal costs for countywide voting, despite his stated support of county-wide voting; his prominence on the TDC board during enormous turmoil related to the documented, and fear of future, misspending of BP funds; and his vote to lend the Port Authority $200,000 despite a failing mortgage (of $4.5 million), and the Port Authority publicly admitting that they had no income, and no prospects for income any time soon. Whatever the rationale for votes and actions like this, doesnt have anything to do with the will of the majority of Gulf County who has made clear their own convictions on these matters time and again. The list of outrageous failures of Yeagers oversight and leadership go on and on these are just some of them. Any citizens that have the gumption or outrage to question the commissioners publicly are treated to Gulf Countys own version of tyrannical intimidation they are cut off from speaking arbitrarily, rudely isolated and insulted, and bullied with great condescension. The arrogance of the BOCC, i.e., Bill Williams, Carmen McLemore and Warren Yeager in their public treatment of those who would question their judgment is beyond reasonable tolerance if one is to respect the of ce if not the man, then one thing is absolutely clear these people do not represent us and that those who say one thing and yet do completely the opposite must go, if we are to respect the of ce they hold, and if we are to respect ourselves. Commissioner Warren Yeager clearly does not represent the citizens of Gulf County, District 5, or anything democratic. Yeager must go! Sooner would be better, and less expensive, for all concerned. His removal by the voters of District 5 would be a great relief to the majority, and would allow his potential successors to campaign exclusively on what would be good for Gulf County, rather than dwelling on what is wrong in Gulf County. Only then could we have a truly civic debate. Tom Semmes Wewahitchka Clari cation on port claims Dear Editor: As someone who had and continues to be strongly involved with the Port of Port St. Joe, I would like to make a clari cation to an ad in the July 19 edition of The Star. The ad was placed by Citizens Improving Gulf County. In the ad regarding Commissioner Yeager, Sat on the Port Authority Board and Voted to put our Port in $4.3 million debt. To clarify, there are ve voting members, which at that time four members, Warren Yeager, Allen Cox, the late David Langston and Johnny Mize voted to borrow the $4.3 million to purchase property along the canal. The fth person was me; I abstained from voting because at that time, I was the banker/loan of cer that provided the loan to the Port Authority. It would have been a con ict of interest for me to cast a vote. However, if I could have voted, I would have been in full support of the loan. The purchase of the property was necessary to enable the Port to have property to market for tenants and Port activity. Even though, at this time, the Port has not been successful in obtaining a tenant on that particular property, it has not been for lack of trying. The Port Commissioners, Port Director Tommy Pitts and the St. Joe Company are working endlessly to bring industry and jobs to our community; Eastern Shipbuilding is a great illustration of the efforts being put forth in the creation of jobs. Also, for the Citizens Improving Gulf County, I dont exactly know who the controlling Good Old Boys are but what I do know, is that we have a lot of Good People in our communities and our county; people who have been here all their lives or most of their lives, raised their children here, been strong pillars of the community; giving their time and efforts to give back to the community. This county has been through many trials in the past several years, we have and continue to survive these trials because of who we are: caring, thoughtful considerate people. My thoughts are the Good Old Boys are the Good Old People of Gulf County thats not a bad thing. Johanna White Port St. Joe Thanks to Yeager Dear Editor: Neither of us has ever publicly endorsed or written on behalf of a politician, however, we feel so strongly about Commissioner Warren Yeager and his accomplishments, that now is the time! We have met and worked with many politicians in our lifetime, however, we have never met one with more passion and commitment to his constituents than Warren Yeager. Many of the issues Warren has tackled require responsiveness, diligence, perseverance and years of relationship building, in order to move these issues successfully toward completion. In a time when property values and county income have declined, Warren has been able to work with the Board to make Gulf County not only a better place to live, but a better place for one of our staple industries, tourism. To this note, some of his accomplishments include developing Salinas Park Bayside which allows much needed bay access for both locals and tourists. The Park is a beautiful facility, including outdoor family pavilions and cookers, as well as recreation for people of all ages. This park is on the South end of the Bike Path, which due to Warrens perseverance with the Department of Transportation, now extends over ten miles from the St. Joe Peninsula State Park to Salinas Park. Other signi cant accomplishments include a new boat ramp with a oating dock at Depot Creek, improvements and repairs to Indian Pass Boat Ramp, repairs at both Cape Palms Park and to the sidewalks in Oak Grove. Warren has improved safety through not only road projects, however, major support of Gulf County re departments. Warren was instrumental in acquiring funds and providing support to build and equip a new Fire Station for the South Gulf County Volunteer Fire Department, which has resulted in decreased insurance costs, and provided much improved response for residents and tourist in Gulf County. The upgrade of C30, in process, will increase the safety for all travelers on C30 between Cape San Blas Road and Money Bayou. In the future this will include C-30 between Cape San Blas Road all the way to Port St. Joe. Gulf Countys operations are heavily supported by the tax base from the beaches of Gulf County. Critical to this is Warrens understanding of Federal CBRA legislation. In working with Congressman Southerland, legislation has been led and will be heard in Congressional Committee this fall to remove Indian Pass and Cape San Blas from CBRA designation. This will allow FEMA to support Gulf County with much needed restoration from loss due to storms. Warren has also been working with FEMA, and developed relationships over the years, which will resolve any issues for replenishment of sand lost during past and future hurricanes. Warren has worked closely with Congressman Southerland and others on the Restore Act, which has passed, and will bring tens of millions of dollars to Gulf County for economic and environmental projects. These projects will bring many jobs to Gulf County. In fact, due to Warrens efforts with Brian DeSernia of Eastern Shipbuilding, jobs are now available and applications are being accepted at the Gulf County Chamber of Commerce of ce. We appreciate the fact that Warrens commitment to the County has driven him to bring together several local government agencies, which has saved our county a considerable amount of money, as well as resources, by the committees working together to reduce some duplication of both efforts and funding. Also, Warrens, work on state committees has brought Gulf County to the forefront, Statewide. Locally, Warren participates and supports many nonpro t community based organizations and important county organizations like the Workforce Board, PSJ Port Authority, Downtown Redevelopment Agency, Gulf Coast State College and Sacred Heart Hospital. Thank you Warren for all you do. We appreciate your responsiveness to our issues, and, for always taking the high road. Dewey Blaylock and Julia Cunningham Port St. Joe Letters TO THE EDITOR

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Local A6 | The Star Thursday, August 2, 2012 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 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 Paid by John Hanlon, Rep., for Supervisor of Elections EXP E RI E NC E THAT COUNTS Pd.Pol.Ad. It has been my pleasure serving as your Assistant Supervisor of Elections. Now I ask for your consideration and support on August 14th, to become your next Supervisor of Elections. Your vote is greatly appreciated. I welcome any questions or comments at my email address John4SOE@gmail.com or my cell (850) 247-9538 Election Day voting on primary day will be 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET throughout the county. Grif n urges every voter to have a voter and signature identi cation ready when you arrive to cast their ballot, whether during early voting or the Aug. 14 primary. If a voter has moved since the last election it is also crucial that they contact Grif ns of ce at 229-6117 with the address change before you vote. It is a felony to vote in a precinct in which one does not reside. VOTING from page A1 CRIME from page A1 apartment, Butler shot Gant between the eyes and shut his sliding glass door, leaving Everett to bleed outside the door. Butler called 911, nished cooking supper, sat down and began eating. Nugent arrived on the scene and contacted Butler by phone, at which time Butler told Nugent to come in, he was eating dinner and had put up the gun. Nugent said Butler acted as if inconvenienced when put under arrest, saying he could not understand the problem as he had only shot a (racial slur). Butler was in the Gulf County Jail being held without bond after rst appearance on Tuesday. PROGRAM from page A1 about the processing and shing businesses involved. It shows the shing methods, who was involved, the type of boat it was caught on, and where it was caught, Wood said. All those pieces can be put together. An example marketing module from Woods Fisheries even provides a link to Woods favorite shrimp recipes like shrimp tandori, rock shrimp cooked like lobster and shrimp with orange barbecue sauce. In the short term I think it will help stem off some safety concerns. Why not provide the vehicle for everyone to see the process? Wood said. Its a fast, uid medium to present any valuable information about the product. After consumer con dence in Gulf seafood dwindled after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the GSMFC set out to restore that con dence by telling the story of how Gulf sh, oysters and shrimp make their way to Americans plates. The big idea is to really ensure con dence in Gulf seafood in the postdisaster environment, said GSMFC staff economist Alex Miller. Were de nitely trying to put the best type of system in place to restore that consumer con dence. Funding for the program stems from federal disaster funds from Congress and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) received after the spill. Miller and Wood agreed there are still some misperceptions about Gulf seafood. Wood vetted a concern from corporate representatives from the grocery chain Whole Foods earlier this week. Miller said a boost in consumer con dence potentially could lead to higher demand for the product and in turn a higher price. De nitely it can bene t the processor, the shermen, the whole supply chain, Miller said. It allows you to differentiate your product and Gulf seafood is a unique product. The program is largely geared toward seafood processors. Miller said of the about 200 processors in the Gulf Coast states, 36 have signed up thus far. He cited Woods Fisheries as one of the programs best participants. Woods already uses a trace register database so the grocery chains they sell to can certify their product. The original idea wasnt really a consumer product, but thats what it turned into, which I think is great, said Reese Antley, the director of business development for Woods Fisheries. Now Gulf Trace is taking it a step further. The consumer wants to feel safe with what theyre eating. After consumer con dence in Gulf seafood dwindled after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the GSMFC set out to restore that con dence by telling the story of how Gulf sh, oysters and shrimp make their way to Americans plates.

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Local The Star| A7 Thursday, August 2, 2012 Honesty & Fairness for ALL Gulf County (Pd.Pol.Ad.) RESUME FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION 1954 BORN TO THE FAMILY OF BUFORD & R UTH GRIFFIN PSJ 1972 GRADUATED H ONOR S PSJ H 1972-75 GULF COA S T COMM. CO. 1974-77 GULF CTY. SHERIFF O F C 1977-84 GULF CTY. JUD G E S O F C RE Q UIRED TO RE S I G N TO RUN FOR C LER K OF C OURT 1984-2000 C A P E S AN B LA S REALTY & V A C ATION RENTAL S & SC ALLO P C O V E BP IN V OL V ED IN THE DE V ELO P MENT OF THE C A P E MAINTAININ G O V ER 200 INDI V IDUAL TRU S T A C OUNT S E XC EEDIN G MILLION S; EM P LOYED O V ER 20 EM P LOYEE S W HILE W OR K IN G A S O W NER AND MANA G ER OF THE S E B U S INE SS E S 1998-P RE S ENT RE S TORATION OF OLDER HOME S & NE W C ON S TRU C TION : W Y V O N N E Wyvonne Griffin Pickett for Supervisor of E lections P D FOR BY W.P ICKETT D EMO FOR S U P ERVI S OR OF E LECTION S ELECTWYVONNE@HOTMAIL.COM Shes a lady... that knows what hard work is. ...and she will be the best Supervisor of E lections VOTE Special to The Star The Better Business Bureau of Northwest Florida is offering some suggestions for consumers during the upcoming sales tax holiday this weekend, Aug. 3-5. Plan ahead. Set a realistic budget and stick to it. Make a list of the items you need to purchase to avoid buying on impulse. Compare prices and shop carefully. Tax holiday sales and promotions may not always be the bargains they appear to be. Talk to the retailer. Before making a purchase, ask the merchant how refunds and exchanges are handled after the sales tax holiday has ended. Be aware of your surroundings at all times when shopping. Never leave your wallet, credit card or purse on a counter. Do not get overloaded with packages. Shop with a companion or ask for a security escort to your car. Dont leave bags or packages within plain sight in your vehicle and always lock your doors. Shop at retailers you know to be reliable. Always check with your BBB for a Business Review on the business. In June 2012 alone, your BBB of Northwest Florida provided more than 31,000 Business Reviews for consumers checking out a business marketplace record, including length of time in business, number of complaints and how they were resolved, licensing, bonding, insurance or registration that may be required for the business industry, and whether any government action had been filed against the business. BBB of Northwest Florida also provided more than 17,000 lists of BBB Accredited Businesses in specific industries last month. BBB Accredited Businesses meet and contractually agree to abide by BBBs Standards for Trust. BBB gives tips for sales tax holiday AP Myrtle Beach Mall general manager Joe Perl hangs signs to promote the upcoming sales tax holiday in South Carolina from Aug. 3-5. Florida and Georgia also will hold a sales tax holiday this weekend. MORE INFO For additional information and advice, visit bbb.org.

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Local A8 | The Star Thursday, August 2, 2012 I welcome your input and will gladly meet with you or your grou p Contact me at 229-1040, 340-0828, or e-mail keith@keithjonesforclerk.com The Clerk of the Circuit Court, who derives authority and responsibility from constitutional and statutory law and therefore SHOULD SERVE YOU THE TAXPAYERS as a: County Watchdog for citizens of Gulf County to ensure funds are expended for a public purpose and for the benet of the public as a whole. County Auditor performing a critical comptroller function which includes pre-auditing invoices prior to payment to ensure they are properly authorized and documented. BELOW ARE EXAMPLES OF WHERE THE CLERK HAS NOT PERFORMED THE DUTIES OF THE OFFICE OVER THE PAST 8 YEARS! Example 1 : The Countys independent auditors reported expenses of the TDC were made without proper authorization or proper documentation. Your Clerk of the Court signed each and every check without performing the proper pre-audit of these expenses! (As reported in the TDC audit dated January 31, 2012) Example 2 : The Gulf County TDC director was red for misappropriation of funds, when the Clerk of Court signed the checks! Who red the Clerk? Now is the VOTERS opportunity to do so! Example 3 : Gulf County taxpayers paid for rst-class air travel. The Clerk of Courts job is to ensure that ONLY coach travel is paid for by the taxpayers of Gulf County. Delta Flight 2706 from Reno, NV to Salt Lake City, UT on July 21, 2010 paid from county funds. Delta Flight 152 from Los Angeles, CA to Atlanta, GA on July 21, 2010 paid from county funds. The Clerk IS NOT performing the duties of the ofce so critically needed by the taxpayers of Gulf County. I am giving you the opportunity through my candidacy to hold the ofce of the clerk A CCO U NT ABL E I have the education for the job which includes an accounting degree from Florida State University. I have been professionally licensed as a certied public accountant for 17 years. I have over 22 years of experience in government, corporate and private business. I AM PREPARED TO LEAD THIS OFFICE AND INSURE OUR COUNTY DOLLARS ARE PROPERLY SPENT FOR ALL THE CONSTITUENTS OF GULF COUNTY. I HUMBLY ASK FOR YOUR SUPPORT AND VOTE TO BE YOUR NEXT CLERK. (Pd.Pol.Ad.) Paid for and approved by Keith Jones, Democrat, for Clerk of Court LEGACY from page A1 Its really neat when you pull up on (the reef) and theres sh swimming over it, she said. Thats what we did in the spring; we looked for cobia. After Johns passing, those wishing to honor his memory were asked to do nate to the John Thomp son articial reef fund in lieu of owers. The donations just kept coming in, Thomp son said. The reef just kind of took on a life of its own. We far surpassed anything that we could have imagined. More than 35 boats car rying an estimated 300 people rode out to Bell Shoals last spring to pay tribute to John Thompson. Thanks to the many dona tions from the community, the MBARA will add three additional modules to the John Thompson Memo rial Reef during its next deployment. His legacyhell al ways be remembered for who he was and what he was, Thompson said. The reef just gives us something tangible to go to in his memory. Since 1997, the MBARA has deployed more than 1,000 reefs in the Gulf of Mexico, many of which are memorial reefs or named reefs honoring loved ones. MBARA member Carol Cox said a memorial reef is considered a very ecologi cal way to do a burial (in cases of cremation), and most reefs last for about 100 years. The plan is for them to last 100 yearsits just a great legacy to leave for your kids and grandkids down the road, Cox said. It can be visited by four generations. The MBARA provides the certicate of burial, photographs whenever possible and also a per sonalized tribute web page through their website, MBARA.org. Its been more suc cessful in recent years now that we have it nailed down as a more formal process, Cox said. Its done dur ing our larger state grant deployments to make it cost-effective. The memorial reef pro gram is one Carol and her husband, Bob, are very passionate about. Bobs grandparents, John and Darlene Cox, were joined together in a memorial reef that also deployed in late April. It was Darlenes wishes that she and her late hus band be reunited under the Gulf waters; the couple was married 60 years be fore John passed away. (Darlene) just really loved the ocean and loved what Bob was doing with the MBARA, Carol Cox said. That was one of her wishes for her and Grand pa to be joined together in an articial reef. When Darlene was 82, she went SCUBA diving for the rst time, and also enjoyed scalloping and watching for dolphins in St. Joseph Bay with her family. Even when she got to the point when she couldnt get in the water, she stayed on the boat and kept an eye on everyone, Carol Cox said. Shed help us clean the scallops sometimes and shed always help us eat them. I think a lot of it was just a way to be with family. John and Darlene were passionate travelers, and collected sea shells from their trips, which Darlene kept in a keepsake jar. The shells are now embedded in their memorial reef, with a white cross as the centerpiece, derived from scallop shells Darlene col lected from the bay. Bob and Carol were involved in every step of the memorial reef process from the making to the deployment. That was the most emotional part, Carol said. Combining the ashes with Grandma and Grandpa to gether because they had been apart for so long. Left: Bob and Carol Cox help construct a memorial reef to honor their grandparents, John and Darlene Cox. Bottom left: Bonita Thompson enters her husbands favorite ling jig into his memorial reef. Bottom right: A starsh nds a new home near a recentlydeployed memorial reef. Photos by BO B AND CAROL COX | mbara.org

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Local The Star| A9 Thursday, August 2, 2012 Paid by Barbara Radcliff, Republican, for County Commissioner District 5 Pd. Pol. Ad. Early voting begins in two days. On August 14, 2012 we will know the name of the next commissioner from District 5, and I want to be that representative. I welcome the opportunity to show you a better way of the people. I am an individual who will speak up for the people, and I am been doing business in Gulf County their way for decades a way that excludes them from being subject to the rules the rest of us must follow. I would never be party to any backroom deals, and if I became aware of any questionable or unethical situation involving board members, I would not hesitate to speak up. I also believe in full adherence to the Florida Sunshine Laws. Elect me and I will give you better Gulf County government. I still believe in we the people and together we can forge a new relationship between county government and its citizens. I ask for your vote I would bring integrity, honesty and common sense to the Board. Please stop by my booth at the Scallop Festival Saturday, August 4, 2012. I would enjoy discussing the issues. YOUR VOTE COUNTS AUGUST 14, 2012 Pd. Pol. Ad. COUNTY JUDGE FOR Gun Show August 11th & 12th Panama City Panama City Fairgrounds Fairgrounds 2080433 Sat 9 -5 Sun 10-4 C o n c e a l e d W e a p o n s C l a s s S a t / S u n 1 1 a m o r 2 p m Floridagunshows.com FREE PARKING TM 1-850-309-1996 shredit.com Masters Degree Business Administration Dear Friends, Over the past several months I have tried real hard to get the message out about my candidacy for your property appraiser. I have tried to go door to door and have extremely enjoyed the visits and talks we have had. The weather has hindered me on some days and I know I have missed many of you when I visited and no one was at home. the tools needed to make a good decision on voting for me as your property appraiser. I the property owner and the county appraiser. I hope that message has been received. I have also given to you the thoughts of what I will do for you, which has included more spiked property values, my strong since of helping others, and my strong desire to to thank you for listening, thank you for reading my ads, my literature, and thank you for your consideration. My attempt to solicit your vote truly comes from the heart and a strong desire to serve you. I have tried so hard to help others in their real estate appraisal needs, real estate needs in general, and help others as a friend would. I hope to work hard for you supported my campaign for your property appraiser. Thank you once again and please Jamie Lester The Gulf County Sher iffs Ofce will be conduct ing vehicle safety check points and DUI check points during the month of August 2012. The check points will be held throughout the county to include High way 98 near St. Joe Beach, Highway 98 and Garrison Ave, C-30 Simmons Bayou, Highway 71 North of White City, Highway 22 and High way 22A, Highway 71 and Westarm Creek, Highway 71 Dalkeith Area and High way 71 near the Calhoun On 07/17/2012 Solomon Fisher, Jr., 40, was arrested on a warrant for battery; it is alleged that he struck the victim during an argument concerning a pool game at a local bar. On 07/17/2012 Terry L. Rhodes, 19, was arrested on warrants for reckless driving; it is alleged that several days prior he ran his ex-girlfriend off the road. He was also arrested on a warrant for violation of probation. On 07/18/2012 deputies responded to a burglary that had occurred at the Creekstop Grocery Store. An employee had found that the front door glass had been broken and there was a huge amount of blood on the ground. While the deputies were working the crime scene, the hospital called and said they had a patient who had a cut on his arm. Deputies made contact with Codie Ray Letchworth, 19, at Sacred Heart Hospital and he con fessed to breaking into the store. He implicated West ley James Mayo, 18, as also being involved; both were arrested and charged with burglary. On 07/12/2012 Melissa Marie Waters, 31, and Christina Anne Rhoades, 29, were arrested in court for failure to pay child support. On 07/20/2012 Adrien Nicole Jordan, 30, a visitor at Gulf Correctional, was arrested for introduction of contraband into a correc tional facility. On 07/14/2012 Curt Lar son Johnson, 28, was ar rested on a warrant for bat tery on a person over the age of 65; charges were lat er dropped at the request of the victim. On 07/20/2012 Cindel Johnson Alles, 56, was ar rested for driving on a sus pended drivers license. On 07/21/2012 deputies responded to a domestic disturbance in White City. The victim claimed her boy friend head-butted her and threatened to shoot her and then kill himself. The victim ed and ran to a deputys home. Deputies arrived on scene and attempted to make contact with James Kelly Newman, 51, for sev eral minutes without suc cess. Deputies were able to spray a chemical agent into the travel trailer which forced Newman to come outside; he was arrested for aggravated Battery and aggravated assault with a rearm. On 07/21/2012 deputies tried to stop a truck driven by Abrahm Peacock, 34, concerning an incident that had occurred in Calhoun County. Peacock at rst refused to stop but did so after a short chase; he was arrested for eeing and at tempting to elude. On 07/08/2012 Justin Heath Pierce, 22, was ar rested on a warrant for bat tery it is alleged that he hit a man several times in the face at an altercation that occurred on 07/08/2012. On 07/23/2012 Tamica Thurman, 30, was arrested on a warrant for failure to pay child support. On 07/24/2012 Jerry Dale Goodwin, Jr., 41, was ar rested on a violation of pro bation warrant; the original charge was felony driving with a suspended license. On 07/24/2012 deputies were called to a local bar concerning an unruly pa tron. Ramon Aguilar Alva rez, 41, was arrested for disorderly intoxication. On 07/25/2012 Brandon King Williams, 30, was ar rested for failing to register as a convicted felon. On 07/26/2012 Jerry Lew is Gray, 48, was arrested on a warrant for stalking. GULF COUNTY SHERIFF ARREST LOG

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WEEKLY ALMANAC ST.JO SE PH B AY AP ALAC HI C O LA B AY W ES T PASS TI DE T ABLES M O N TH LY AVERAGES To nd the tides of the following areas, subtract the indicated times from these given for APALACHICOLA: HIGH LOW Cat P oint Minus 0:40 Minus 1:17 East P ass Minus 0:27 Minus 0:27 To nd the tides of the following areas, subtract the indicated times from those given for CARRABELLE: HIGH LOW Bald P oint Minus 9:16 Minus 0:03 Sponsor the WEEKLY ALMANAC Call T oday! 227-7847 Date H igh Low % P recip T hu, August 2 86 76 50 % Fri, August 3 86 76 30 % Sat, August 4 86 75 30 % Sun, August 5 85 76 40 % Mon, August 6 85 76 60 % T ues, August 7 85 75 60 % Wed, August 8 86 76 20 % 2 Mo 857am 2.1 735pm -0.6 3 Tu 950am 2.1 824pm -0.6 4 We 1039am 2.0 903pm -0.4 5 Th 1124am 1.9 930pm -0.2 6 Fr 1203pm 1.6 941pm 0.0 7 Sa 1234pm 1.3 929pm 0.3 8 Su 1244pm 1.0 850pm 0.4 9 Mo 535am 1.0 732pm 0.6 10 Tu 503am 1.1 439pm 0.4 11 We 510am 1.3 355pm 0.2 12 Th 534am 1.4 422pm 0.1 13 Fr 610am 1.6 501pm 0.0 14 Sa 653am 1.7 544pm -0.1 1 Su 502am 1.2 1229pm 1.6 702am 1.3 936pm -0.4 2 Mo 538am 1.3 126pm 1.6 819am 1.4 1024pm -0.4 3 Tu 608am 1.3 224pm 1.6 921am 1.4 1108pm -0.4 4 We 634am 1.3 321pm 1.6 1016am 1.3 1149pm -0.3 5 Th 657am 1.3 416pm 1.6 1108am 1.2 6 Fr 717am 1.2 511pm 1.5 1224am -0.1 1201pm 1.0 7 Sa 735am 1.3 608pm 1.3 1256am 0.0 1257pm 0.9 8 Su 754am 1.3 710pm 1.2 123am 0.2 158pm 0.8 9 Mo 815am 1.3 822pm 1.0 148am 0.4 304pm 0.6 10 Tu 840am 1.4 954pm 1.0 211am 0.6 416pm 0.5 11 We 908am 1.5 1158pm 1.0 234am 0.8 528pm 0.4 12 Th 942am 1.5 258am 1.0 635pm 0.2 13 Fr 1023am 1.5 733pm 0.1 14 Sa 1109am 1.5 825pm 0.0 15 Su 426am 1.2 1201pm 1.5 652am 1.3 910pm -0.1 Page 10 Thursday, August 2, 2012 Freshwater Inshore | Offshore Inshore trout catches are still the hot topic for bay shing this week. Good catches have been reported from the Pig Island and Towns beach area. Live shrimp or D.O.A. shrimp have made the most impact. Offshore action will improve this week as Amber Jack season will open again, making the long trip offshore a little more enticing. Good reports are coming in from Howard creek this week of nice sized bream and good number of cat sh, that is of course if you can nd a break in the constant afternoon storms. Lake Wimico and the Brothers are reporting on good bass catches on spinnerbaits and crankbaits this week as well. SPONSORED BY Star Staff Report The Mexico Beach Arti cial Reef Association is set to have its 16th Annual MBARA King sh Tournament on Saturday, Aug. 25. This one-day tournament is the biggest fundraiser for this all volunteer organization which has raised over a million dollars and built over 200 new arti cial reefs since l997. We are so thankful for all of the support we have received from our members over the years who know how important articial reefs are to our area for shing and diving, said Ron Childs, tournament director. It brings tourists to the area which means jobs and economic development for the local area. Just this spring we built over $100,000 worth of new reefs -actually we try to build new reefs every year. The tournament will host a Captains Party on Friday night at Beacon Hill Veterans Memorial Park right outside of Mexico Beach which will include smoked sausage, drinks, door prizes, Miss King sh and more. This is a change from the past when the Captains Party was at the El Governor Motel. The new location will be really nice with a view of the Gulf and plenty of parking and space for the thousand or so anglers who show up for this event, Childs said. We will have some great door prizes provided by Bluewater Outriggers and Half Hitch Tackle in Port St. Joe. The prize payout will be $3,000 for the rst place king, $2,000 for the second place king and $1,000 for the third place king. A special payout of $1,000 will go to the biggest Wahoo and $500 for the biggest Spanish mackerel. Second and third place Spanish will pay $300 and $200, respectively. The weigh-in will still be at the Mexico Beach Marina in Mexico Beach from 1-5 p.m. CT. Entry fee is $150 per boat, and the tournament shing begins at 5 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m. CST. The number of anglers on the boat is not limited. For complete details go to www.mbara.org and click on tournaments. You can pre-register online at the same website or go to Bluewater Outriggers and Half Hitch Tackle in Port St. Joe or Mexico Beach Marina in Mexico Beach. The weekend will conclude with a huge party on Saturday night at Toucans Restaurant and Bar in Mexico Beach for everyone in the tournament. Special to The Star The bald eagle population is increasing in Florida, which continues to be one of the top spots in the lower 48 states for bald eagles to nest and raise their young. Based on its 2011 aerial survey, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) estimates there are 1,457 active bald eagle nests in Florida, nearly a 9-percent increase since 2008, when the state implemented a bald eagle management plan. Long-term success with bald eagles in Florida is re ected in the species recovery from just 88 active nests in 1973. Today at the Audubon Center for Birds of Prey in Maitland, leaders from the FWC and Audubon Florida highlighted the bald eagles recovery and the ongoing challenge of conserving these large raptors. They said celebrating the bald eagles resurgence in Florida was a great way to kick off the nations 236th anniversary of declaring independence. Bald eagles have made a remarkable recovery in Florida. The FWC and Audubon are working together to protect bald eagles in Florida, so these majestic raptors will continue to soar as a symbol of national pride and conservation success, said FWC Chairman Kenneth Wright. For 20 years, Audubon Florida has recruited citizen-scientists to monitor eagles and their nests through its EagleWatch program, active in more than 40 counties. By monitoring more than 20 percent of the states nesting pairs, these volunteers make a signi cant difference in conserving the species. Audubon is proud to have played a role in the bald eagles amazing success story in Florida, said Eric Draper, executive director for Audubon Florida. Our dedicated staff and EagleWatch volunteers, along with our state agency partners, have helped to identify potential threats to these magni cent birds and their nest sites, but our work is far from done. Together, we are leading the nation in the protection of this important and iconic species. Working with ranchers and other landowners to protect bald eagle habitat is another priority for Audubon, with its involvement going back 50 years to the start of the Cooperative Kissimmee Eagle Sanctuary Program. Floridas greatest concentrations of bald eagle nesting territories are clustered around coastal and freshwater areas such as the Kissimmee Chain of Lakes. In 2011, Osceola and Polk counties ranked rst and second, respectively, for highest number of documented bald eagle nests. Floridians and visitors are encouraged to get outdoors throughout the year to enjoy the states many parks and public lands and watch bald eagles soar. You can nd a Bald Eagle Nest Locator at MyFWC. com/Eagle. Bald eagles almost disappeared from the lower 48 states by the mid-20th century, with an estimated 417 pairs in the United States in 1963. The use of the now-banned pesticide DDT was causing eggshells to weaken and break under the weight of adults incubating eggs. Today, a healthy and stable eagle population in Florida will depend on continued availability of appropriate nesting and foraging habitats, as well as protection from disturbance during the nesting season. While the bald eagle is no longer listed as an endangered or threatened species, it is federally protected under the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act and Migratory Bird Treaty Act, and by state rule (F.A.C. 68A-16.002). It is illegal to feed, disturb, take or possess a bald eagle, its feathers, nest or eggs. The public can help conserve bald eagles in Florida by following state guidelines for activities near eagle nests, and by reporting new eagle nest locations to BaldEagle@ MyFWC.com. The goal of the FWC bald eagle management plan, developed with public input, is to maintain a stable or increasing bald eagle population throughout Florida. The FWC provides guidelines for avoiding disturbance to nesting eagles, and a permitting framework for activities that cannot adhere to the guidelines. Audubons Center for Birds of Prey contributes to eagle conservation through its specialized clinical care and EagleWatch program. The Center recently celebrated the 450th rehabilitated bald eagle released back into the wild since 1979. For more on bald eagles, go to MyFWC.com/ Eagle. For information on Audubons EagleWatch and Center for Birds of Prey, visit fl.audubon.org/ audubon-center-birdsprey. For information on volunteering to monitor eagles through EagleWatch contact eaglewatch@audubon.org. SPECIAL TO THE STAR Last years winners Larry Lemieux and Russell Stewart with Miss King sh. MBARA king sh tourney set Our nations symbol soars in Florida

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PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA SP O RTS www.starfl.com A Section JOES LAWN CARE 850.323.0741 J OE S _L AWN @Y A H OO .C O M (Pd.Pol.Ad.) Please vote for our Dad on August 14th. www.VoteMitchBurke.com 850-227-5702 Thursday, August 2, 2012 Page 11 From staff reports Port St. Joe/Franklin County youth soccer registration Port St Joe Youth Soccer registration for the fall soccer season will be from 5-7 p.m. ET Aug. 17 and 24 and from 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 18 and 25 at the STAC House. The STAC House is on Eighth Street in Port St Joe. Boys and girls ages 4 to 14 (or eighth grade) are invited to play soccer. Players must be at least 4 years old before Aug. 1 in order to play. Bring a copy of your childs birth certi cate to the registration. No experience is necessary. Registration fee is $60 per player; sponsor fee is $300 per team. Coaches, referees and sponsors are needed. Sign up at the time of registration. Port St. Joe volleyball news The Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School volleyball team completed conditioning July 26 and attended a team camp July 26-28 at Florida State University. The Lady Tiger Sharks had a great time and learned some valuable skills from the Lady Seminoles. FSU was a member of the NCAA Volleyball Final Four in 2011. Of cial practice begins at 3:30 p.m. ET Monday in the Port St Joe Jr./Sr. High School gymnasium. Practice will end a 6 p.m. All girls in grades 7-12 interested in playing volleyball should attend practice. Players must have a valid, up-to-date physical to participate. Varsity try-outs will be Aug. 14-15. The team is looking forward to an exciting season. Check them out on Facebook at www.facebook. com/tigersharkvolleyball. Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School VARSITY Aug. 24 at Cottondale 8 p.m. ET (Kickoff Classic) Aug. 31 Wewahitchka 8 p.m. ET Sept. 7 at Bozeman 8 p.m. ET Sept. 14 open Sept. 21 Blountstown 8 p.m. ET Sept. 28 Holmes County 7:30 p.m. ET Oct. 5 at Franklin County 7:30 p.m. ET Oct. 12 Rocky Bayou 7:30 p.m. ET (Homecoming) Oct. 19 FAMU 7:30 p.m. ET Oct. 26 at West Gadsden 7:30 p.m. ET Nov. 2 at Liberty County 7:30 p.m. ET Nov. 9 at Sneads 8 p.m. ET JUNIOR VARSITY Sept. 6 Franklin County 7 p.m. ET Sept. 13 at Wewahitchka 7 p.m. ET Sept. 18 at Shanks Middle 6 p.m. ET Sept. 27 Bozeman 7 p.m. ET Oct. 4 Wewahitchka 7 p.m. ET Oct. 11 open Oct. 18 at Franklin County 7 p.m. ET Wewahitchka Jr./Sr. High School VARSITY Aug. 23 Blountstown at home 7 p.m. CT Kickoff Classic Aug. 31 at Port St. Joe 7 p.m. CT Sept. 7 at Vernon 7 p.m. CT Sept. 14 R. F. Munroe 7 p.m. CT Sept. 21 Cottondale 7 p.m. CT Sept. 28 at Franklin County 7 p.m. CT Oct. 5 Graceville 7 p.m. CT Oct. 12 Tallahassee John Paul II 7 p.m. CT (Homecoming) Oct. 19 at Sneads 7 p.m. CT Oct. 26 at Bozeman 7 p.m. CT Nov. 2 open Nov. 9 West Gadsden 7 p.m. CT JUNIOR VARSITY Aug. 30 Franklin County 6 p.m. CT Sept. 6 at Liberty County 6 p.m. CT Sept. 13 Port St. Joe 6 p.m. CT Sept. 20 Sneads 6 p.m. CT Sept. 27 at Franklin County 6 p.m. CT Oct. 4 at Port St. Joe 6 p.m. CT Oct. 18 Bozeman 6 p.m. CT By TIM CROFT 227-7827 | @PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com Summer went quick in the Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High basketball program. Beginning shortly after school let out in May and continuing through this past weekend in Tallahassee, varsity, junior varsity and those hoping someday to be varsity and junior varsity, spent much of the summer brushing up on skills and hitting the weight room. You develop a team during the preseason and season, said Tiger Shark coach Derek Kurnitsky. You develop better players in the summer. That is when you can make them understand the value of the weight room and they can work on their skills. This was one of the best summers weve had. Not because of any wins or losses because they dont matter in the summer. It was one of the best summers for how hard they worked in the weight room and on their game. The more we practiced, the more they got in the weight room before practice. The work is essential for a team that remains, after a down season last year, painfully young. As with last year, there is one senior in the varsity rotation, Ramello Zaccarro. Kurnitsky noted he only has a few juniors. And lacking any huge size, this remains a program that must emphasize speed, pressure defense and running the full 94-feet to be successful. We are very young and while we have a bit of size, we dont have a lot, Kurnitsky said. But there is chemistry with this group of kids that you can not teach. The varsity took the stage early in the summer, spending much of June playing summer league ball at spots such as Liberty County, Blountstown and Marianna. The varsity, Kurnitsky said, played about 25 games. The varsity team also traveled to the Florida State University Camp in Tallahassee. We struggled a little bit early in the summer with the varsity, but by the end of the summer the team was playing better, Kurnitsky said. I think weve played pretty well. We are talented, but we are still young. The junior varsity played just under 20 games and was undefeated in summer ball until this past weekend when they placed second in the Big Bend Showdown in Tallahassee. The junior varsity participated in a team camp at Auburn University, nishing the camp unbeaten. We have have some really good shooters coming up, Kurnitsky said. The junior high was undefeated all summer until last weekend, and they really played well this summer. The Future Ballers, those youngsters not yet of junior high age, played about eight games this summer and, as the feeder program for the junior/senior high, looked promising, Kurnitksy said. Weve been going since school let out and have probably played more than 50 games, Kurnitsky said. In all we probably had 35-40 kids participate, which is great for the summer. I was really pleased. Now, it is time for a break before practices and the season pick up later this year. Theyve seen enough and heard enough of me, and Ive seen enough of them, Kurnitsky said. They need a break from me. But the good thing is most of the guys play football so I know they are going to get the work in the weight room, the discipline, the competition they need. That is one of the great things about coaching at a school like Port St. Joe: that consistency. I think it all got energized when the girls went to state in softball (in the spring). I think that kind of thing ripples across the school and athletics. Football SCHEDULES Sports BRIEFS SPECIAL TO THE STAR The Port St. Joe Junior High summer team was undefeated before completing its summer work by nishing second at the Big Bend Showdown in Tallahassee. Pictured back row, from left, are Ethan Sander, Trey Sanders, T.J. Williams, Aaron Paul and Tyson Davis. Front row are Kyron Batson (all-tournament team), Drew Jones, Jasmaine Thomas, Jarrett Browning and Jimmy Cummings. Summer fun on the hardcourt

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Local A12 | The Star Thursday, August 2, 2012 challenge last years 5,0006,000 attendees. Our (website) statistics were crazy over the past week, said Michelle Perrin, interim assistant director at the Gulf County Chamber of Commerce, which is sponsoring and organizing the event. The interest has been great. It is something I really like to see. The festival will include a bit of something for those young at heart, regardless of age, with a kids zone offering a host of games for the wee ones and a Classic Car Show on Saturday which should draw interest for generations of car enthusiasts. We probably have at least 70 vendors, Perrin said. I am very happy with that. And everything will be going on both days. Entry each day is free for children ages 6 and younger and those currently active in the military and presenting a current military identi cation. General admission is $5 per person on Friday and $5 per person on Saturday until the music starts cranking at 4 p.m. ET, when general admission will be $10. Friday starts with local businesses and an all-day merchant sidewalk sale where local artists and vendors will showcase their best work around the Port St. Joe business district. The gates, located on either end of Miss Zolas Drive near the Gulf County Welcome Center and adjacent to George Core Park, open at 5 p.m. ET on Friday. Reed Waddle will take the stage, built and donated several years ago by Big Fish Construction, from 6-8 p.m. and will be followed by The Kevin Jacobs Band at 9 p.m. The Kevin Jacobs Band will wrap up the night at 11 p.m. While the bands play, the kids zone and food, arts and crafts and service vendors will be open to provide an array of delicacies and, of course, all things scallops. A Classic Car Show will be held across Miss Zolas drive from George Core Park from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. ET. The car show, organized by Dana Boyer, will offer three $100 cash prizes and plaques will be awarded to the winners in the following categories: pre-war antiques (up to 1945), post-war classics (19451970), muscle cars (1970s), classics (1970s), modern (after 1980), Peoples Choice, Mystery Judges Award and modi ed (other than production engine or body). Dash plaques will be presented to the rst 50 entries and participants in the car show will be eligible for raf e prizes and car owners will receive two tickets to the festival. Im hoping for a good turnout, Boyer said. We had 35 last year and we have done everything we know what to do over the past three years to make this an annual event. We are hoping it builds on itself and we have even more entries this year. On Saturday, gates to the festival are open 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. with the full compliment of vendors and a lineup of music takes the stage beginning at 5 p.m. ET. Of special note, beyond the typical fried scallops on sale, Provisions, Gourmet by the Bay and the culinary school at Gulf Coast State College will be offering scallops in a bit fancier way. Each has prepared a scallop dish special for the festival. They will have something to offer that will be a little bit different, Perrin said. The music cranks up with 19 South at 5 p.m. ET followed by Hits & Grins at 6:30 p.m. At 9 p.m., Aaron Tippin, performer of hits such as Kiss This, Youve Got To Stand For Something, There Aint Nothin Wrong With The Radio and will perform as the featured artist of this years festival. For more information about the Florida Scallop and Music Festival, including scallop recipes, full schedule and map of events, check out the special section inside this newspaper. (Pd.Pol.Ad.) The business of the County is a responsibility not to be taken lightly. It should be conducted based on sound business principles not political well-connected at the expense of the average taxpayer. You deserve commissioners who will work to responsibly manage your tax dollars for the best interests of all of Gulf County. Pd.Pol.Ad. Joanna Bryan for County Commission District 3 Paid for by Joanna Bryan, Republican, for County Commission Dist. 3 Robert C. Bruner Attorney Personal & Business Bankruptcy Over 30 Years Legal Experience 850-670-3030 bankruptcy relief under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Before you decide, ask us to send you free written information 7008 Hwy. 98 St. Joe Beach, FL 32456 (850) 647-6167 FESTIVAL from page A1

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COMMUNITY www.starfl.com B Page 1 Section Thursday, August 2, 2012 Special to The Star CORONADO, Calif. (NNS) The son of a local Port St. Joe family recently completed his command tour with the Naval Special Warfare Group ONEs Logistics Support Unit (LOGSU-1) at Naval Amphibious Base Coronado, July 26. Although he has lived literally all over the world, outgoing Cmdr. John D. Cassani, considers Port St. Joe to be his hometown. The son of a Navy captain, Cassani was born in Fort Ord, Calif., but spent much of his youth at various Navy duty stations before his father retired in Port St. Joe. Cassani earned his bachelor of science degree in marketing from the University of West Florida and was commissioned through Aviation Of cer Candidate School in March 1991. In September 1992, he transferred to the Supply Corps and completed the basic quali cation course in May 1993. He earned his masters degree in acquisition and procurement from Webster University and completed the U.S. Armys Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., in 2001. He is married to the former Vicky Gudenburr, of Lake Orion, Mich., and they have four boys, Cameron, Kyle, Connor and Kaden. During his change-ofcommand speech, Cassani expressed his gratitude to the individuals of LOGSU1 for making his tour as commanding of cer a successful one. Most importantly, I want to thank the best crew in the Navy. Kenny Star Staff Report The Gulf County Sheriffs Of ce is investigating the discovery of grow elds in the north end of the county and a series of vehicle burglaries on the south end of the county. On July 25, investigators and the Bay County Sheriff Of ce personnel conducted aerial surveillance of areas suspected of growing marijuana. An area located northwest of West Drive in Dalkeith yielded nine marijuana plants approximately four to ve feet tall. Two plants were located behind a residence on Hoover Drive north of Wewahitchka. This discovery led to six additional grows areas in wooded areas north and south of Hoover Drive. Each of these areas yielded between two to nine plants each. A total of 38 plants were located and removed. Several suspects have been developed, and the investigation continues The GCSO is also investigating a series of vehicle burglaries in the Cape San Blas area that have occurred over the last month. Each report received was a burglary of an unlocked vehicle. Sheriff Joe Nugent encourages folks to lock your vehicle and remove any items of value. If you observe a suspicious person or vehicle please contact the sheriffs of ce at 850-227-1115. While a good description is important, please do not put yourself in any danger. If you have information regarding any of the burglaries in the Cape San Blas, Money Bayou and Indian Pass areas, please contact the sheriffs of ce or call Crime Stoppers at 850-785-8477. The Sheriffs Of ce is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for these burglaries. Star Staff Report Port St. Joe, Fla. The Sacred Heart Health Systems Mission in Motion 40-foot bus will provide a variety of free health screenings in August at locations in Gulf and Franklin counties. The Mission in Motion team will also assist parents and guardians in understanding the health insurance options for their children through the Florida KidCare program. Eligibility determination & assistance with enrollment will be available. Currently, Florida ranks third in the U.S. for the number of uninsured children, with more than 500,000 without coverage. Mission in Motion will be visiting the Sacred Heart Medical of ces of pediatrician, Dr. Robert Head in Apalachicola from 9 a.m. to 12 noon ET on Aug. 3. In addition to Florida KidCare information, Mission in Motion will provide pediatric hearing and vision screenings. On Aug. 4, Mission in Motion will be found at the entrances to the Scallop Festival in Port St. Joe from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. ET. Adults can participate in non-fasting screenings for total cholesterol, blood sugar and blood pressure. For further information regarding Floridas KidsCare please call 850-4165060 or email InsureKidsNow@shhpens.org. Local completes command tour with Navy SEALs Gulf County Sheriffs Of ce investigating grow eld, burglaries By TIM CROFT 227-7827 | @PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com For 25 years, Melinda Mayton, a nurse at Childrens Healthcare of Atlanta Pediatric Hospital, has watched the ravages of cancer. She has been at bedsides to treat the children, watched as families bowed under the weight of a cancer diagnosis and seen the impact such a diagnosis can have on everything from sibling dynamics to household wealth. For more than two decades, Mayton has observed up close the progress being made in cancer treatment, the advances for treating a variety of cancers. Some things, however, painfully remain the same. The heartbreaking part, that has not changed, Mayton said last week as Blue Skies Ministries, an Atlantabased non-pro t Mayton founded several years ago to provide a respite from the regimen of cancer treatment, enjoyed another retreat in Port St. Joe. Everything really changes with a cancer diagnosis. Emotionally, family-wise, the family is still broken. But what if for one week you could get away from what is pulling you down? What if you could do that with 11 other families who understand, who get it, who know what you are going through? There is a connection there. Mayton thought of her own childhood in a large family of six girls, enjoying summer vacations going to the beach. She put the two together, the passion to provide some relief for families with young ones stricken by cancer and a love of the beach, and the result, in part, was Blue Skies Ministries, a faithbased organization that Mayton emphasizes is secular in purpose. We dont care what faith the families are because cancer does not discriminate, Mayton said. And we dont push our faith, we walk it out, That walking it out may be something as simple as making beds for a family in the morning, lending an ear to bend, or it may manifest itself in daily chapel. What separates Blue Skies Ministries, said Patti Friend, a volunteer from Westridge Church in Hiram, Ga., is that the focus is on the entire family unit, providing outlets for sisters and brothers often shunted to the sideline when a sibling has cancer and for parents whose marriages are tested by illness, fear and often staggering costs. Thats what I like about this ministry, it focuses on the whole family, Friend said during last weeks retreat windup, a Community Celebration in honor of the folks in Port St. Joe who have offered so much to the group over the past several years. As a volunteer, you get to unplug from your life for a week and plug into somebody else. You forget about all your troubles. These are just kids. They just dont feel good maybe that day. (Blue Skies Ministries) have given back to several families at our church, so we give back. Weve had a blast. We love the area. Each weeklong retreat, and last weeks was the third this summer, is structured in a looseygoosey fashion. There are scheduled activities last weeks included guitar classes, a soccer clinic and something called the Biscuit game, which is a fave and also time for the pool or beach or reading or whatever strikes the fancy of the families. And each family is paired with a volunteer family. The volunteers not only offer monetary donations to Blue Skies but become something of hospitality hosts for the families they are paired with. Everybody gets a lot of focus and TLC, Mayton said. Tarpley Herlihy is a 10-year-old from Atlanta. Her mothers friend had a daughter who passed away from cancer at age 7. Herlihy and her family became volunteers for Blue Skies. We make up the beds in the morning, and we put things on their pillows at night to remind them of the next days activities, Herlihy said. Like for todays celebration, we put a red, white and blue Offering blue skies to young ones battling cancer PHOTOS BY TIM CROFT | The Star 10year-old Tarpley Herlihy and her family serve as volunteers to assist families on retreat with Blue Skies Ministries. CMDR. JOHN D. CASSINI See SKIES B5 See NAVY B5 Top: The young cancer patients served by Blue Skies created a banner of thanks to the Port St. Joe community. Bottom: One youngster passionately embraced the red, white and blue theme, from ags to hair. Sacred Heart to assist with healthcare Mission in Motion will be in area Friday and Saturday to help enroll children

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B2 | The Star Thursday, August 2, 2012 During the summer, most of us are between gardens that is, we have just about nished harvesting all the vegetables from our spring gardening efforts, and preparations for the fall vegetables garden havent begun yet. Summer is a good time to inventory your gardening project. Take a careful look at the problems you had, and the rewards you enjoyed from your spring garden. Keeping track of the things that went wrong, as well as things that went right, will help you have a more successful garden this fall. First of all, if you still have vegetables in your garden, you should begin a weekly spray program. Were into the rainy season now, which means hot, wet days, and warm, humid nights, the right conditions for insect and disease pests to ourish. Tomato or corn fruit worms and pickle worms can be extremely destructive Even those pests which havent been over whelming thus far, such as aphids, cabbage worms, squash borers, and corn budworms, are expected to become severe during the rainy season. So protect your garden vegetables with a good spray program. Be on the lookout for the spread of plant diseases. Diseased plants should be pulled out and disposed of as soon as possible. Plants remaining in the garden should be sprayed weekly with a good fungicide. If youve noticed the mosaic virus in your vegetable garden, and wondered it if could spread to your fruit trees. Our Fruit Specialist says that theres little chance of that happening. Mosaic virus is quite speci c to its host plant, and will usually attack just those plants in close proximity in the garden. However, you should keep your garden as free of weeds as possible. Weeds can host the mosaic virus. Summer is a good time to evaluate the seed varieties you selected for the spring garden. Ask yourself such questions as: did the variety produce a strong vigorous plant? What about the quality of the vegetables itself? How about disease resistance? Try to make notes of the varieties which did well and those that didnt, so youll have some idea of the ones youll want to include in the fall vegetables garden. Summer is also a good time to observe the bene cial effects of mulching. If you mulch your spring garden, youll notice that you have very few weeds, whereas our neighbors unmulched garden might be overrun with a dif cult weed problem. Nematode injury is also much milder on mulched vegetables. While nematodes will attack mulched vegetables, their effects are not as severe, because of the healthier root zone of the mulched plants. The most striking observation youll make about mulching is the way it controls soil moisture. Vegetable grown on unmulched hot, sandy soils will droop and wilt, while those grown in mulched gardens will stand tall. Ive seen all kinds of things used for mulching, including the traditional oak leaves, pine straw, hay and wood shavings in some cases plastic materials. I have seen used old tires used in gardens to support tomato and pepper plants. Two or three plants were planted in each tire in a position where the fruit could rest on the tire rather than on the ground, reducing the possibilities of fruit rot. For more information on summer garden roundup, contact the Gulf County Extension Service @ 639-3200, 229-2909 or visit our website: gulf.ifas. u .edu. OF THE WEEK PET St. Joseph Bay Humane Society Meet Robin, a beautiful young adult cat. Robin has a wonderful personality. She is very patient, loving and keeps her kennel clean and tidy. Robin would love a family of her own where she would be safe and loved. This wonderful girl deserves a second chance at a furrever home. If you can give her one she promises to be purrfect. Robin has been fully vetted and is ready for her new home. If you are unable to adopt at this time, perhaps you could foster or make a Donation. All pets adopted from SJBHS will be current on vaccinations and spayed/neutered. Please do not hesitate to email townsend.hsdirector@ gmail.com or adoptbaystjoe@gmail.com or call the St. Joseph Bay Humane Society at 850-227-1103 and ask for Melody or Debbie! Online applications are available at www.sjbhumanesociety.org Adoption fees include our cost of spay/neuter and current vaccinations. Remember to ask about our sponsored pets with reduced fees and our Pets for Patriots. 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 Thursday-Saturday 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! 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 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 THURSDAY & FRIDAY NIGH T S PECIALS 6:00 9:00 HOURS : 236 R eid A ve (850) 229.7121 8 OZ RIBEYE SPECIAL O R SHRIMP SPECIAL WITH 2 SIDES: $11.95 Orders served with: C H EESE GRITS, FF, BAKED POTATO, S ALAD AND BREAD ** A W ARD W INNIN G DESSERTS ** MARRIED TO BUDDY FOR 48 YEARS LINDA, BUDDY, SON EDWARD, & DAUGHTER CATHERINE...ALL PSJHS GRADUATES GRANDCHILDREN CAITLIN, CHANDLER, AND GABRIELLE...ALL FUTURE PSJHS GRADUATES 40-YEAR MEMBER AND SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER AT FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH THE WOOD FAMILY HAS OWNED AND OPERATED WOODS FISHERIES FOR 5 GENERATIONS Paid for and approved by Linda Wood, Candidate for School Board District 3 (Pd.Pol.Ad.) FOR HOMETOWN EXPERIENCE...VOTE LINDA WOOD RE-ELECT LINDA WOOD for SCHOOL BOARD, DISTRICT 3 Society Bryan and Shanna Watson are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Brynleigh Jade Watson, born June 6, at 4:47 p.m. She was 7 pounds, 0.6 ounces, and 20 inches long. Brynleighs grandparents are Phil and Catherine Collier and Bobby and Towan Kopinsky of Port St. Joe, and Craig and Sandra Watson of Blountstown. Great-grandparents are Larry and Jean Peters of Port St. Joe, Carlton and Marilyn Van Lierop of Blountstown, John and Wandis Scott of Marianna, Jimmy and Yvonne Watson of Bristol, the late B.A. Collier and the late Cecil and Mary Alice Lyons all of Port St. Joe. Star Staff Report A class on eBooks will be held at the Corinne Costin Gibson Memorial Gulf County Library 1-2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28 in the librarys meeting room. The class will teach participants how to download free eBooks to your Kindle, Nook, iPad or other device. Class size for this free class is limited so registration is urged. Call 2298879 to register and reserve your seat. Star Staff Report Gulf County Senior Citizens, at 120 Library Drive in Port St. Joe, is asking for donations of non-perishable foods for our lowincome seniors such as juice, canned tuna and chicken, soup or vegetables. Small inexpensive bingo prizes are always needed for our clients that love to play bingo several times a week. We provide a hot nutritious noon meal Monday through Friday to seniors 60 and over. Transportation may be available to our meal sites. Anyone interested in coming to our sites in Port St. Joe or Wewahitchka for meals and activities or who would like to donate any of the items listed above may call Debbie at 229-8466. Star Staff Report A meet and greet in Gulf County honoring U.S. Rep. Steve Southerland (Florida, District 2) will be held 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. ET on Monday, Aug. 6 at the Indian Pass Raw Bar, at 8391 Indian Pass Road in Port St. Joe. The public is encouraged to attend and meet Rep. Southerland. The Summer Garden Roundup Brynleigh Jade Watson is born Senior citizens needs your help Southerland meet and greet Learn about eBooks ROY LEE CARTER County extension director

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The Star| B3 Thursday, August 2, 2012 What separates Jay Bidwell from other candidates for Gulf County Superintendent of Schools? Experience. only Personal commitment. only parent Qualications. only Choose the experienced candidate. Choose the committed candidate. Choose the qualied candidate. Please vote for and elect Jay Bidwell for Gulf County Superintendent of Schools! Phone: (850) 639-2949 Cell: (850) 890-4851 Email: jaybidwellforsupt@fairpoint.net POLITI C AL ADVERTI S EMENT P AID FOR AND A PP ROVED B Y JAY BIDWELL, D EMO C RAT FOR SU P ERINTENDENT OF S C HOOL S (Pd.Pol.Ad.) Political advertisement paid for and approved by Jamie Lester, Republican, for Property Appraiser Citizens of Gulf County, For a number of years, you have been fortunate to have had Mr. Kesley Colbert serve as your County Property Appraiser. On August 14th, you will have an Colbert is vacating through retirement. That gentleman is James E. (Jamie) Lester, Jr to hit the road running and insure that your ad valorem tax assessments are fair and equitable, that your maps are accurate, and that everyone deserving s greatest assets is that he is a people person and will go the extra mile to listen to you and help you any way possible within the law. How do I know Jamie so well? Because I grew up in Wewahitchka where our families were next door neighbors, and I have known him ever since. Jamie served in the did an outstanding job. Prior to that, he served as the Okaloosa County Value Adjustment Board Special Magistrate where he heard taxpayer appeals and Appraiser, borrowers and lenders throughout Northwest Florida. His appraisal experience goes on and on. I cannot imagine that anyone else in the race is remotely as opportunity to choose your next Property Appraiser. I hope you will take advantage of it and vote to elect Jamie Lester. I assure you, the Gulf County Sincerely, School News Star Staff Report On July 17, several students from Mr. Browns class at Wewahitchka Elementary School were invited to come to the classroom to preview new technology that will be offered in their classroom when they return on Aug. 13. Mr. Browns class has been selected by the Gulf Coun ty Schools Director of Special Services, Ms. Deborah Crosby, to be a Universal Design Learning (UDL) Model classroom. Mr. Anthony Cooley from the Panhandle Area Educa tional Consortium (PAEC) in Chipley, Florida has been able to provide additional computers and the associated technology to assist the students in the areas of Reading, Math, Science, and Writing. Student Trenton Pynes summed up his classmates feelings when he commented that he wished that school could start tomorrow. With attitudes such as these, great things are sure to happen. First-year Success Leads to Second-year Funding PANAMA CITY, FL Gulf Coast State College has been awarded continued funding for the Teacher Quality Grant project begun this summer in partnership with the Pan handle Area Educational Consortium (PAEC). Fol lowing a successful rst year, the $500,000 grant will fund the second year of the three-year Biology Partnership Project. Twenty-eight science teachers from around the Panhandle participated in the project at GCSC in June. With classroom in struction, lab activities, eld studies, mentoring and lesson plan writing, the project is designed to equip the teachers with everything they need for the classroom over three years. The grant was written by Dr. Susan Butler, GCSC Social Sciences Division Chair, and administered by Dr. Linda Fitzhugh, Natural Sciences Profes sor at GCSC. With a focus on beyond-the-book in quiry learning, the unique project brought the teach er-students together with master teachers and colleagues and provided them with the tools to car ry out in their classrooms everything they learned. Were proud of the fabulous job our faculty and staff have done to benet these teachers and, ultimately, all the stu dents theyll have in their classrooms. Its a truly worthwhile project and were happy to continue it another year, said Gulf Coast President Dr. Jim Kerley. PAEC will again be involved. Weve been working with education entities for more than 40 years in northwest Florida, and we promote any kind of teacher/administrator preparation and Depart ment of Education initia tives. PAEC grant writer and curriculum consul tant Dawn Ramirez said. With this kind of focused training, we show them what to do, then give them the tools to do it with. Its one thing to teach it, but we make sure they leave here with what they need so their students learn too. Each teacher received a classroom kit worth about $3,000 and a jump drive loaded with all the course material they would needno down loading or link-chasing required. Star Staff Report The Port St. Joe High School Class of 1972 is plan ning a reunion for Oct. 6. Details are not nal, but the organizers want the word out and ask all classmates to put the date on their calendar. Any questions or sugges tions should be directed to Wyvonne Pickett (rwpickett@ gmail.com) or Steve Atchison (jsa123154@yahoo.com). They are open to suggestions and want to have a great 40 year get-together. Special to The Star Port St. Joe High School Class of 2002: Mark your calendars for Labor Day Weekend 2012 for our 10 year high school reunion festivities. Activities include a welcome happy hour, family beach day and dinner re ception. For more information, contact Maclain at ma clainbenton@gmail.com or on her cell 227-5803. See you there! Kyle Perry looks on while Tyler Stark, Jonathan Cain, and Trenton Pynes check out some of the new technology that will be waiting for them on the rst day of school. Ready and Willing GCSC receives $500,000 grant PSJHS CLASS OF REUNION CLASS REUNION

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FAITH Page B4 www.starfl.com Jerry Arhelger, SOUTHERLAND FAMILY FUNERAL HOME 507 10th Street Port St. Joe (850) 229-8111 TO KNOW CHRIS T AND T O MAKE H I M K NOWN ST. JAME S E PI S COPAL C HURCH 800 22ND STREET, P ORT ST. JOE 8:00 and 11:00 a.m. (EST) Sunday School 9:45 www.stjamesepiscopalchurch.org Come worship with us! Rector Father Tommy Dwyer St. Peters Church, ACC (Traditional Services 1928 BCP) Morning Prayer & Holy Communion Sunday...............10:00 A.M. Community Healing Service 6:00 P.M. 4 th Thursday of Every Month The Rev. Dr. D. Pete Windham, Priest The Rev Lou Little, Deacon Services Temporarily at Senior Citizens Center, 120 Library Drive An Unchanging Faith In A Changing World Morning Prayer & Holy Communion Sunday...............10:00 A.M. The Rev. Lou Little, Priest Services Temporarily at Senior Citizens Center, 120 Library Drive An Unchanging Faith In A Changing World COMFORTER FUNERAL HOME W. P. Rocky Comforter L.F.D. (850) 227-1818 www.faithchristianpsj.net (850) 229-6707 9:45 10:30 10:45 6:00 Our Church can be your home First Church of the Nazarene 2420 Long Avenue Port St. Joe, Florida 32456 (850) 229-9596 Give unto the Lord the glory due His name, worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness. Psalm 29:2 Sunday School ............................ 10 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship ........... 11 a.m. Sunday Evening Worship .............. 6 p.m. Wednesday Evening Service ....... 7 p.m. A Spirit Filled Outreach Oriented Word of Faith Church HOME OF T H E POWER H OUSE YOUT H M INISTRIES Pastors Andrew & Cathy R utherford W elcome you to worship with us: S unday 10:30am S unday N ight Prayer 6pm W ednesday 7pm www.familylifechurch.net 323 R eid Ave ~ Downtown Port S t. Joe, F L ~ 850-229-5433 Deborah Tuttle Wednesday: Children: 6:15 p.m. ET Youth: 6:15 p.m. ET Choir: 7:00 p.m. ET First Baptist Church 102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE Buddy Caswell, Minister of Music & Education Bobby Alexander, Minister to Students New Service Schedule for First Baptist Church Sunday School & Worship Service .................. 9:00 am Sunday School & Worship Service ................. 10:30 am Sunday Evening Adult Bible Study ................. 6:00 pm Wednesday Night Supper .......................... 5:30 pm Wednesday Night Adult Prayer Meeting ............. 6:30 pm Wednesday Night Children's Ministry activities ....... 6:30 pm Wednesday Night Youth Ministry activities ........... 6:30 pm www.fbcpsj.org Wednesday Night Youth Ministry activities www.fbcpsj.org Jeff Pinder Pastor Sunday Sunday School ............. 9:00 am Worship Service ............ 10:30 am Youth Groups ............... 5:30 pm New Service Schedule for First Baptist Church Sunday School & Worship Service .................. 9:00 am Wednesday Wednesday Night Supper .............. 5:00 6:15 pm ............................ 5:45 6:10 pm Nursery ........................................ 6:00 7:30 pm ....................................... 6:15 7:30 pm Surrender Student Ministry ........... 6:15 7:30 pm The Unshakable Truth Journey ..... 6:15 7:30 pm Celebration Choir Rehearsal ........ 6:30 7:30 pm Prayer Meeting ........................... 6:30 7:30 pm Praise Band ............................. 7:30 9:00 pm (Rehearsal in Sanctuary) SUNDAY : WOR S HIP AT SUN S ET P ARK 8 AM 10:30 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 Thursday, August 2, 2012 This business invites you to visit the church of your choice this week. The story about Abimelech should teach us a lesson today. You cant get power and keep it by driving people away. All through the Bible it was done that way. In politics and churches its still done today. Friendships broken, tears shed, and heartaches by the score. Someone has to have his or her way, always wanting more. I pray for my leaders daily hoping theyll see the light. They are human like all of us, and none of us are always right. Sel sh ambition will bring a church down. If you doubt what I say, just look around. You cant serve two masters it tells us in the Word. It tells us in Matthew 6:24, which Im sure youve either read or heard. As it stands right now some want to serve the pastor. The choice is yours, but as for me Ill serve my Lord and Master. Billy Johnson Community Yard Sale The Highland View Assembly of God, at 248 Dolphin Street in Highland View, is holding a community yard sale this Saturday, Aug. 4 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET. Spaces are free to the public but those interested in selling must bring their own tables. For more information please call 229-7161. Tent Revival featuring Evangelist Thomas Boozer There will be a Salvation and Healing Tent Revival at 1249 Hwy. 22 South in Wewahitchka beginning Aug. 3. The revival will be held nightly, excluding Sundays, at 7:30 p.m. CDT. Evangelist Thomas Boozer will be preaching the word of God. Everyone is invited to attend. For more information call 229-465-3312. Come expecting your miracle. Special to The Star Nothing is more important than ensuring a successful future for your child, and at Faith Christian School, we inspire your child to reach his or her full potential with caring, involved teachers and challenging curriculum. With individualized student plans and small class sizes, each child is given the attention he or she needs to help with individual challenges. In every setting we reinforce the same Christian values and character qualities you teach at home. Each subject offers a Biblical worldview without compromising the validity of the topic. FCS also offers computer, music, and Spanish classes to help your star student achieve. In this world of unlimited opportunities make the decision now to give your child the best education possible. Open House for preschool, elementary, and middle school students is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, August 10. This is a great opportunity to meet the teachers, examine the curriculum, and see what FCS can offer your family. Faith Christian School is still enrolling students for the upcoming school year. Visit the campus Monday through Friday between the hours of 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET, call 2296707, or visit our web site: www.FaithChristianPSJ. net for more information. Vennie Mae Byrd, age 80, went to be with the Lord on Thursday July, 26, 2012 surrounded by her loved ones. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, and sister. She was born in Port St. Joe, Florida to the late Price Gay and Pauline Pierce on March 9, 1932. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Gene Byrd; her daughter-in law Myra Sue Byrd; and great-granddaughter Brittney Howell. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Gene Byrd; her parents, father, Price Gay and her mother, Pauline Gay Pierce. Left to cherish her memory are her sons, Larry Byrd, Sr., Gerald Byrd and wife Sarah; her daughters Brenda Carroll and husband Charles, and Angie House; her grandchildren, Theresa Howell (Chris), Larry Byrd, Jr., Mary Ann Ramsey (Chris), Greg Byrd (Kelli), Sharity Bateman (Josh), Tina Povisil (Joe), Cory Carroll, Jessica Brake, Cassidy House; and 10 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sisters, Opal Floyd and Willie Mae Watson; and brother Benjamin Gay. Relatives and friends were received from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. EST on Tuesday July 31, 2012 at Highland View Church of God. Funeral immediately followed. Arrangements are being handled by Comforter Funeral Home in Port St. Joe, FL. Vennie Mae Byrd Obituary You have a choice Faith BRIEFS The Lions TALE The Lions Tale

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Local The Star| B5 Thursday, August 2, 2012 Vote for Phil Lanford Superintendent of Schools (Pd.Pol.Ad.) Paid by Phil Lanford, Dem., for Superintendent of Schools cookie on each pillow. We wait until everybody has eaten before we eat, and we help clean-up. We just help with whatever they might need. For me, the most fun is the pool and the beach. To Mayton, the fun is the little steps in the right direction she sees with each retreat the couple tense and at wits end when they arrive found a few days later walking hand-in-hand on the beach; the brothers and sisters, often forgotten, who become almost heroes for a few days; the wheelchairbound child who is able to snorkel for the rst time. Those are the wins against disease that permits few winners. A lot of these families have not laughed in a while, and to see them laugh and forget about things, I dont know honestly who gets more out of it, the families or me and the volunteers, Mayton said. Some of these people have never seen a beach. Well, I cant make your child better, but I can make sure you enjoy time on a beach. I would not trade this for anything. I love it. I feel fortunate to do it. When people ask me what Blue Skies is, I say something wonderful. The families do not pay a cent beyond their transportation to Blue Skies headquarters in Atlanta. The families come primarily from the Southeast, Mayton said, but not all reside below the Mason-Dixon line. And, her ministry has found a partner in the community of Port St. Joe, hence last weeks Community Celebration. Along with a low country boil and short parade around WindMark Beach, the stricken children had painted the imprints on their hands on an autographed Thank You sign. This community has been so warm and welcoming, Mayton said. They do everything possible to accommodate us. They are just terri c. This would not be possible without their support. Chesney says it best in a song, I didnt get here alone. While that is certainly true, I certainly would not have lasted without the support and professionalism of 400 of the nest military and civilian personnel in the Navy, Cassani said. Looking back at his time as the LOGSU1 commander, he is impressed with his crews ability to sustain and deliver. LOGSU-1 is the go-to command for everything from ballpoint pens to 50-caliber sniper ri es, Cassani said. Even after two years I am still absolutely amazed at the amount of material that we move each week and the scope of responsibility that our sailors and civilians are assigned. Cassanis next assignment is with the Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa. Commissioned in 2001, LOGSU-1 is a subordinate command of Naval Special Warfare Group ONE, consisting of more than 20 Navy ratings. Nine different departments, including supply, air department, engineering and several others, help maintain training facilities and support combat deployments to the Central and Paci c Command theaters of operation in support of the war on terrorism. Top Left: Elvis, a youth pastor at a church in Georgia, was on hand last week to help bless and partake in the food at the low country boil held by Blue Skies Ministries as a toast to the community of Port St. Joe. Bottom Left: Families of those children stricken with cancer are the rst ones through the line at the low country boil, as volunteers assist in serving and clean-up. Top: With each retreat serving 12 families with children stricken by cancer, the Blue Skies founder said there is a natural connection among SKIES from page B1 NAVY from page B1 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: 8-31-12 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

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B6 | The Star Thursday, August 2, 2012 Trades & Services GET YOUR AD IN 227-7847 T ODAY! C A LL 227-7847 GET YOUR AD IN C A LL T ODAY! 229-1324 PROFESSIONAL F LOOR CARE, I N C R esidential and Commercial Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning S erving the entire Gulf Coast area Ceramic Tile and Grout Cleaning R Vs Cars Trucks Vans 24 Hour E mergency Water E xtraction J.J.s Tree Service, LLC Stump Grinder Licensed & Insured Call John : (850) 899-8432 Dri Brite Brite Brite Brite Brite 850-229-9663 15 Years of Service! Steam Cleaning & Remediation 24 Hour Water Extraction dbutler@coastalcoverage.com Locally owned and operated Home Business Auto Health Workers Comp 9454 HWY 98 BEACON HILL AT T H E MEXICO BEAC H C ITY L I M ITS (850) 647-2971 MEXICO BEAC H C ITY L I M ITS (850) 647-2971 9454 HWY 98 BEACON HILL AT T H E MEXICO BEAC H C ITY L I M ITS (850) 647-2971 GREAT SELECTION OF ALL YOUR F AVORITE BEER, WINE & SPIRIT S KARAO K E & DJ IN THE CROWS N EST PANAMA R E DD O N THE POO P DE CK C OME EN J O Y THE S U NSET R AN DY S TAR K WITH A RT LONG ON S AX O N THE POO P DE CK 2 FOR 1 BEER AN D DRIN K S A LL D A Y & A LL NIGHT ~ POT LUCK ~ SP E C IA L GU EST PERFORMER N EA L JAMES 7P M ET Enjoy the Scallop Festival and Upcoming Events at the Lookout CARPET CERAMIC TILE HARDWOOD AREA RUGS WINDOW SHADES & BLINDS PITTSBURGH PAINTS WE BIND CARPETS We offer L P ort S aint Joe area D esign professionals on premise C P rofessional I nstallation 2760 H W est P ort S aint Joe L OCA LL Y O WNED aint Joe L OCA LL Y O WNED H W est W est W P ort P ort P S aint Joe $ 50 Off purchase of $ 750.00 or more T ile starting at C arpet starting at Star Staff Report The St. Joe Co. has promoted Jorge Gonzalez to senior vice president, development. Gonzalez will be responsible for land entitlements, business development and public relations/affairs for the company, with an emphasis on the Port of Port St. Joe, according to a company news release. The term entitlements refers to obtaining legal approval for the right to develop property for a certain use. Prior to joining St. Joe in 2002, Gonzalez was a consultant in private practice. He holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from Florida State University. He serves on the boards of numerous charitable and economic-development organizations, including the St. Joe Community Foundation, the Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce and the FSU Panama City Campus Development Board. He is also a member of the executive committee of the Bay County Economic Development Alliance and the Urban Land Institute. During the past decade, Jorges experience and knowledge of the entitlement process has been invaluable to St. Joe, St. Joe Co. CEO Park Brady said in the release. In his new position and as a member of the executive team, he will continue to play a major role in helping to implement the companys strategies and initiatives. The St. Joe Co. is a Florida-based real estate developer and manager. The company owns about 573,000 acres of land concentrated primarily in Northwest Florida. The majority of land not under development is used for growing and selling timber or is available for sale. The company also owns various commercial, resort and club properties. By KHRYSTEN KEYS Star Staff Intern The Goodwill Career Training Facility would like to extend a helping hand to Gulf Countys unemployed and employed. The training facility offers free skills training for those seeking a better job or simply a job. For those without a high school diploma, Goodwill also offers free GED preparation classes. The program is not exclusively for people seeking employment. It also nds employees for employers. We will prescreen employees for companies, Tandra Burns, the facilitys employment specialist, said. Our mission is to help people achieve independence through employment, Burns said. To ensure that the mission is met, the facility not only follows the employee for six months after employment but offers a 12-week job club class. This includes classes on anger management, applications, time management and skill and resume building. Elderly people who want to better familiarize themselves with computers are also urged to visit the training facility. All the classes are self-paced, and the equipment is easy to use even if they have seeing problems. Although the program is relatively new to the Port St. Joe area, the Goodwill Career Training Facility, funded by sales from the Goodwill store and donations, has been offered around the country since the turn of the century. We want to stress that everything here is free, says Burns. Special to The Star The Goodwill Career Training Center in Port St. Joe will be hosting its rst job fair on Wednesday, Aug. 15, from 1:30-4:30 p.m. ET at the Gulf County Senior Citizens Association Building at 120 Library Drive. Your participation in this event will be a great support to the community as well as to the Goodwill mission of helping people nd suitable employment and looking for the right individual for your business. There are only 15 tables available for this event, so employers need to register early. Set up and tear down will be provided. Companies are asked to provide company identi cation for their table (banner, name plate), employment applications or printed instructions on application process and a representative to man their table. Goodwill will spread the word about this event throughout Gulf, Bay and Franklin counties. We will be notifying the Work Force centers in Port St. Joe and Panama City. We are expecting a diverse group of potential employees to attend. To register, please contact Tandra Burns at 850-229-1273 or by email at psjctc@goodwillbigbend. St. Joe names new vice president Goodwill offers career training facility Goodwill to host Big Bend Job Fair JORGE GONZALEZ Our mission is to help people achieve independence through employment. Tandra Burns Goodwill Career Training Facillity employment specialist During the past decade, Jorges experience and knowledge of the entitlement process has been invaluable to St. Joe. Park Brady St. Joe Co. CEO Business

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CLASSIFIEDSThursday, August 2, 2012 The Star | B7 88481S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2011 501 CA GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC 7360 S. Kyrene Road Tempe, AZ 85283 Plaintiff, vs. HERBERT WATKINS A/K/A HERBERT PAUL WATKINS, IF LIVING, BUT IF DECEASED, THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES OR HERBERT WATKINS A/K/A HERBERT PAUL WATKINS, DECEASED, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT, NORMA WATKINS A/K/A NORMA J. WATKINS, and CITIFINANCIAL EQUITY SERVICES, INC., Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: HERBERT WATKINS A/K/A HERBERT PAUL WATKINS, IF LIVING, BUT IF DECEASED, THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES OF HERBERT WATKINS A/K/A HERBERT PAUL WATKINS, DECEASED, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, LINDER, AND AGAINST THF; NAMED DEFENDANT, NORMA WATKINS A/K/A NORMA J. WATKINS: YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a civil action has been filed against you in the Circuit Court, County of Gulf, State of Florida, to foreclose certain real property described as follows: BEGIN AT THE NORTHWEST (NW) CORNER OF THE NE 1/4 OF SECTION 33, TOWNSHIP 5 SOUTH, RANGE 11 WEST, AND RUN EAST FOR 210 FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH FOR 210 FEET; THEN RUN WEST FOR 210 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH FOR 210 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; LYING AND BEING IN SECTION 33, TOWNSHIP 5 SOUTH, RANGE 11 WEST, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA ;TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 2000 HOMES OF MERIT, TWIN MANOR MOBILE HOME, 24 x 42, SERIAL NUMBER: FLHMB-6576-44793A &B. Commonly known as: 1680 PLEASANT REST RD., WEWAHITCHKA, FLORIDA 32465. You are required to file a written response with the Court and serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Timothy D. Padgett, Plaintiff’s attorney, whose address is 2878 Remington Green Circle, Tallahassee, Florida 32308, at least thirty (30) days from the date of first publication, and file the original with the clerk of 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. Dated this 11th day of May, 2012. Rebecca Norris Clerk of Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk July 26, Aug 2, 2012 88381S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No: 2012 CA 000106 CENTENNIAL BANK, successor in Interest to BAYSIDE SAVINGS BANK, Plaintiff, vs. MELISSA BURGESS WALDEN; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY, INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE; and STATE OF FLORIDA, DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE; and any unknown heirs of PHILIP M. WALDEN, JR. or, any other parties claiming an interest in the estate of PHILIP M. WALDEN, JR, deceased, Defendant. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: All persons claiming by, through, under, or against the estate of Philip M. Walden, Jr., deceased who died on June 7, 2011: YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage lien on real property and a security interest lien on personal property located Gulf County, Florida described as follows: Real Property PARCEL A1 COMMENCE AT A CONCRETE MONUMENT MARKING THE INTERSECTION OF THE SOUTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY OF COUNTY ROAD NUMBER C-30A WITH THE EASTERLY RIGHT OF WAY OF HALL STREET AS PER THE RECORDED PLAT OF MONEY BAYOU SUBDIVISION, A SUBDIVISION AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 28 OF THE OFFICIAL RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE RUN ALONG SAID SOUTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY SOUTH 82 DEGREES 24 MINUTES 50 SECONDS EAST 107.14 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE ALONG SAID LINE AND SAID RIGHT OF WAY SOUTH 82 DEGREES 24 MINUTES 50 SECONDS EAST 39.25 FEET TO A ROD AND CAP; THENCE LEAVING SAID RIGHT OF WAY SOUTH 01 DEGREES 06 MINUTES 16 SECONDS WEST 141.99 FEET TO A ROD AND CAP; THENCE SOUTH 01 DEGREES 24 MINUTES 49 SECONDS WEST 117.79 FEET TO A ROD AND CAP; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 38 MINUTES 41 SECONDS WEST 44.72 FEET TO A ROD AND CAP; THEN NORTH 02 DEGREES 28 MINUTES 22 SECONDS EAST 265.42 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, CONTAINING 0.25 ACRES MORE OR LESS. AND ALSO PARCEL A2 COMMENCE AT CONCRETE MONUMENT MARKING THE INTERSECTION OF THE SOUTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY OF COUNTY ROAD NUMBER C-30A WITH THE EASTERLY RIGHT OF WAY OF HALL STREET AS PER THE RECORDED PLAT OF MONEY BAYOU SUBDIVISION, A SUBDIVISION AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2 PAGE 28 OF THE OFFICIAL RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE RUN ALONG SAID SOUTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY AS FOLLOWS SOUTH 82 DEGREES 24 MINUTES 50 SECONDS EAST 107.14 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT; THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 82 DEGREES 24 MINUTES 50 SECONDS EAST 39.25 FEET TO A ROD AND CAP; THENCE SOUTH 82 DEGREES 24 MINUTES 50 SECONDS EAST 10.06 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING CONTINUE SOUTH 82 DEGREES 24 MINUTES 50 SECONDS EAST 50.71 FEET TO A ROD AND CAP; THENCE LEAVING SAID RIGHT OF WAY RUN SOUTH 00 DEGREES 18 MINUTES 35 SECONDS WEST 135.31 TO A ROD AND CAP; THENCE NORTH 88 DEGREES 44 MINUTES 27 SECONDS WEST 52.26 FEET TO A ROB AND CAP; THENCE NORTH 01 DEGREES 06 MINUTES 16 SECONDS EAST 140.88 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, CONTAINING 0.16 ACRES MORE OR LESS. TOGETHER WITH A 5 FOOT WIDE PEDESTRIAN EASEMENT BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBES AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT A CONCRETE MONUMENT MARKING THE INTERSECTION OF THE SOUTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY OF COUNTY ROAD NUMBER C-30A WITH THE EASTERLY RIGHT OF WAY OF HALL STREET AS PER THE RECORDED PLAT OF MONEY BAYOU SUBDIVISION, A SUBDIVISION AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2 PAGE 28 OF THE OFFICIAL RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE RUN ALONG SOUTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY SOUTH 82 DEGREES 24 MINTUES 50 SECONDS EAST 107.14 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT; THENCE LEAVING SAID RIGHT OF WAY RUN SOUTH 02 DEGREES 28 MINUTES 22 SECONDS WEST 265.42 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING RUN NORTH 89 DEGREES 38 MINUTES 41 SECONDS EAST 5.01 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 02 DEGREES 28 MINUTES 22 SECONDS WEST 398.49 FEET TO A POINT LYING ON THE APPROXIMATE MEAN HIGH WATERLINE OF THE GULF OF MEXICO; THENCE RUN ALONG SAID WATERLINE NORTH 87 DEGREES 50 MINUTES 37 SECONDS WEST 5.00 FEET; THENCE LEAVING SAID WATERLINE RUN NORTH 02 DEGREES 28 MINUTES 22 SECONDS EAST 398.27 FEET TO THE POINT OF BGINNING. Personal Property Together with all rights, easements, appurtenances, royalties, mineral rights, oil and gas rights, all water and riparian rights, ditches, and water stock and all existing and future improvements, structures, fixtures, and replacements that may now, or all any time in the future, be part of the real estate described above (all referred to as “Property”). Has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to on Megan F. Fry, Esquire, the plaintiff’s attorney, whose address is P.O. Box 13010, Pensacola, Florida 32591-3010 on or before August 20th, 2012 and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on the plaintiff’s attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. DATED this 16th day of July, 2012; BECKY NORRIS Clerk of the Court B.A. Baxter By: Deputy Clerk July 26, August 2, 2012 88379S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 232007CA000476CA XXXX WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. MICHAEL T. MURPHY; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MICHAEL T. MURPHY IF ANY; H. EMORY MURPHY; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF H. EMORY MURPHY IF ANY; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEARIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT (S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HAIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES OR OTHER CLAIMENTS; BARRIER DUNES HOME-OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; WACHOVIA BANK N.A.; JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION, Defendants. AMENDED NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE is hereby given that the undersigned Clerk of the Circuit Court of Gulf County, Florida, will on the 16th day of August, 2012, at 11:00am ET, 1000 5th Street, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following-described property situated in Gulf County, Florida: UNIT 127 OF BARRIER DUNES, AS DESCRIBED IN PROTECTIVE COVENANTS, CONDITIONS AND RESTRICTIONS OF BARRIER DUNES, RECORDED IN OR BOOK 107, PAGE 227, PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA AND AS AMENDED AT O.R. BOOK 110, PAGE 805; O.R. BOOK 128, PAGE 118 AND O.R. BOOK 130, PAGE 34, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. Pursuant to the Final Judgment entered in a case pending in said Court, the style of which is indicated above. Any person or entity claiming an interest in the surplus, if any, resulting from the foreclosure sale, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must file a claim on same with the Clerk of Court within 60 days after the foreclosure sale. WITNESS my hand and official seal of said Court this 16th day of July, 2012. 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. Rebecca Norris CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: B.A. Baxter Deputy Clerk July 26, Aug 2, 2012 88023S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 23-2011-CA-000342 REVERSE MORTGAGE SOLUTION, INC. Plaintiff, vs. UNKNOWN SPOUSE HEIRS, BENEFICIARIES, DEVISEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEE AND ALL OTHER WHO MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST IN THE ESTATE OF VIOLET E. HARRISON, DECEASED; 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; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ON BEHALF OF THE SECRETARY HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT; UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION ON THE PROPERTY Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION To the following Defendant(s): UNKNOWN SPOUSES HEIRS, BENEFICIARIES, DEVISEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEE AND ALL OTHER WHO MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST IN THE ESTATE OF VIOLET E. HARRISON, DECEASED. Last Known Address: 220 N CANAL DR. PORT ST. JOE, FL 32456 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following described property: THE NORTH 25 FEET OF LOT TWENTY FIVE (25) AND THE SOUTH 48 FEET OF LOT TWENTY SIX (26), BLOCK SEVENTY SIX (76), UNIT NO. ONE (1), ST. JOSEPH’S ADDITION TO AN OFFICIAL PLAT THEREOF ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. a/k/a 1008 MCCLELLAND AVENUE, PORT ST. JOE, FL 32456 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it, on Marinosci Law Group, P.C., Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is 100 W. Cypress Creek Road, Suite 1045, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309 on or before July 27, 2012, a date which is within thirty (30) days after the first publication of this Notice in THE STAR and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff’s attorney or immediately thereafter, otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demand in the complaint. This notice is provided pursuant to Administrative Order No. 2.065. IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, Persons with a disability needing special accommodation in order to access court facilities or participate in a court proceeding at any courthouse of court program, should within two (2) days of receipt of notice, contact Court Administration to request such an accommodation. Please contact the following: Court Administration, P.O. Box 826, Marianna, Florida 32447; Phone: 850-718-0026; Hearing & Voice Impaired: 1-800955-8771; Email: ADARequest@jud14.flcour ts.org WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court this 19th day of June, 2012. Rebecca L. Norris As Clerk of the Court By: B.A. Baxter As Deputy Clerk Submitted By: Marinosci Law Group, P.A. 100 W. Cypress Creek Road, Suite 1045 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 (954) 644-8704 Fax: (954) 772-9601 July 26, Aug 2, 2012 thestar@pcnh.com The Star’s Online Ad Placement

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B8| The Star Thursday, August 2, 2012 CLASSIFIEDS 88353S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that NuTax 1 GP 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. 1542 Application No. 2012-31 Date of Issuance: May 28, 2010 R.E. No. 06269-892R Description of Property: Lot 9, Block D, Seagrass Subdivision, according to the Plat thereof recorded in the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida, in Plat Book 5, Page 1. Name in which assessed: Steven Delonga and Ryan Dwyer 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 22nd day of August, 2012. Dated this 17th day of July, 2012. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk July 19, 26, Aug 2, 9, 2012 Publisher’s Notice “SCAM “To avoid possible scams, it is recommended that consumers should verify caller information when receiving calls regarding credit card payments. Consumers should also contact the local company themselves instead of giving this information to individuals who are contacting them directly. Extra Mile Pet SittingHome visits/overnight in the comfort of your pets home. Gulf & Bay County Diana 227-5770 Dan 227-8225 extramilepetsitting.com YORKIE AKCAdorable 8 week old puppies. Health Certified and 1st shots. Male $500 Females $600 Mom & dad on premise. Please call 850-774-1229 Panama City Area Port. St. Joe : 1405 Constitution Dr. (Hwy 98) 8/4 & 8/5 Sat. & Sun.9a-3pANTIQUES PLUS SALEFurn, lamps galore,oak chairs, WWII Navy Landing Charts, other vintage stuff-almost new#5 ton A/C w/ heat pump, water heater, columns, tile Come Rain or ShineText FL19243 to 56654 Hunting Lease Member Wanted near Port St. Joe. 2,100 Acres. Deer and Turkey, etc. Member fee $500. For details: 850-227-5052 Pool Above Ground 13’ x 36” all chemical and test strips $60. Call 850-648-4228 Text FL18622 to 56654 88661S PUBLIC NOTICE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS RFP 2012-06 Sealed bids for City of Port St. Joe for replacement of a Diesel Engine at the Chipola Pump Station will be received at City Hall, 305 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida 32456 up until 4:00 PM EST, Friday August 17, 2012. Bids will be publicly opened and acknowledged, Friday August 17, 2012, at 4:05 PM EST, in the City Commission Chambers. Bids shall be submitted in a sealed envelope, plainly marked with bidder’s name, address, date and time of opening, and bid number for “Replacement of #1 Pump Diesel Engine at the Chipola Pump Station”. DESCRIPTION OF WORK: Provide and install, diesel engine (per codes/regulations) and final drive (gear reduction unit) equal in final (pump) power and speed to replace existing Caterpillar D13000 engine and gear reducer. Engine equipped with at least standard controls and at least one dry contact for engine trouble monitoring. Alignment will be documented through all components including coupling to #1 pump. Max pump speed under load will be verified at 460 RPM. Provide basic training for operation. All components will be new (exception; pump coupling may be used), and listed separately or within an owner’s manual. (two copies). Provide acceptable plan for engine exhaust connection to existing through wall piping. Provide estimated start and completion dates. For questions concerning this project, please contact Bob Lyles at 850-229-6390 or Cell (850) 527-4688. The City of Port St. Joe reserves the right to accept or reject any and all Statements of Bids in whole or in part, to waive informalities in the process, to obtain new Statements of Bids, or to postpone the opening pursuant to the City’s purchasing policies. Each Statement of Bid shall be valid to the City of Port St. Joe for a period of sixty (60) days after the opening. The City of Port St. Joe is an Equal Opportunity Employer August 2, 9, 2012 88683S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, STATE OF FLORIDA CASE NO.: 12-42-CA CENTENNIAL BANK, as successor in internet to COASTAL COMMUNITY BANK, Plaintiff, vs. WATERFRONT GROUP WETAPPO, LLC, a Florida limited liability company; WATERFRONT GROUP FLORIDA, LLC, a Florida limited liability company; MARK R. ADKINS; WILLIAM N. ADKINS; and WETAPPO PRESERVE OWNER’S ASSOCIATION, INC., a Florida not-for-profit corporation Defendants. CLERK’S NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO F.S. CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accordance with the Partial Summary Judgment of Foreclosure dated July 23rd, 2012, in Case No. 12-42-CA of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida, in the above-styled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Gulf County Courthouse in Port St. Joe, Florida at 11:00 AM ET, on August 23, 2012 the following described property: Lots 13, 20, 39, 40, 42, 44, 45, 46, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 56, 71, 72, 74, 75, 76, 94, 95 122 and 164 of WETAPPO, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 5, Page(s) 36, of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. DATED: July 27, 2012 REBECCA L. NORRIS Clerk of the Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk July 2, 9, 2012 88657T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 12-00037-CA CENTENNIAL BANK, An Arkansas banking corporation, successor in interest to Bayside Savings Bank, Plaintiff, vs. DEBRA P. WIBBERG, a/k/a DEBRA M. PEDEN, the unknown spouse of Debra P. Wibberg, a/k/a Debra M. Peden, Barrier Dunes Homeowners Association, Inc., and unknown tenants or other parties in possession, Defendants. CLERK’S NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accordance with the Order Adopting Report and Recommendation and Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated July 13, 2012, in the abovestyled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Front Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida 32456, at 11:00 a.m. (Eastern Time) on August 23, 2012, the following described property: UNIT 153, 128 PARKVIEW COURT, BARRIER DUNES Commence at the Northwest Corner of Government Lot 4, in Fractional Section 36, Township 8 South, Range 12 West, Gulf County, Florida, and thence run North 00 degrees 12 minutes 24 seconds East, along the Easterly Boundary Line of Government Lot 2 in said Fractional Section 36, for a distance of 999.95 feet: thence leaving said Easterly Boundary Line of Government Lot 2, run North 89 degrees 47 minutes 36 seconds West for a distance of 348.31 feet: thence run North 05 degrees 33 minutes 00 seconds East 588.54 feet to a point on a non-tangent curve, thence run Southeasterly along said curve for an arc distance of 32.91 feet, through a central angle of 94 degrees 16 minutes 37 seconds, having a radius of 20.00 feet (said curve bearing South 41 degrees 34 minutes 53 seconds East 29.32 feet) to a point on a curve to the right, thence run long said curve Southeasterly for an arc distance of 59.20 feet, through a central angle of 38 degrees 32 minutes 40 seconds, having a radius of 88.00 (said curve bearing South 69 degrees 26 minutes 21 seconds East 58.09 feet), thence run North 38 degrees 02 minutes 13 seconds East a distance of 27.51 feet, thence run South 49 degrees 34 minutes 55 seconds East 16.00 feet, thence run North 40 degrees 25 minutes 05 seconds East 7.00 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. From said POINT OF BEGINNING thence run South 49 degrees 34 minutes 55 seconds East a distance of 16.00 feet, thence run North 40 degrees 25 minutes 05 seconds East a distance of 42.00 feet, thence run North 49 degrees 34 minutes 55 seconds West a distance of 16.00 feet, thence run South 40 degrees 25 minutes 05 seconds West a distance of 42.00 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. DATED on July 26, 2012. Becky Norris Clerk of the Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk August 1, 9, 2012 88681S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO.: 2012-CA-000038 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP, Plaintiff, vs. KENNETH LOYD AND CRYSTAL LOYD, et al. Defendant. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated July 24, 2012 and entered in 2012-CA-000038 of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida, wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP, is the Plaintiff and KENNETH L. LOYD JR. A/K/A KENNETH LEE LOYD; CRYSTAL ANN LOYD; UNKNOWN TENANT #1 N/K/A JOHN WALSH; UNKNOWN TENANT #2 N/K/A RHONDA WALSH are the Defendant(s). Benny Lister as the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Front Lobby 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL 32456 at 11:00 AM E.T. on August 23, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THE NORTH ONE HALF OF THE SOUTHEAST ONE QUARTER OF THE NORTHEAST ONE QUARTER OF SECTION 36, TOWNSHIP 4 SOUTH, RANGE 10 WEST, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 59’26” EAST ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF THE NORTH HALF OF SAID SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER, 472.891 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE ALONG SAID LINE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 53’39” EAST 134.547 FEET TO THE WEST RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF HURD STREET (HAVING A 60 FOOT RIGHT OF WAY), THENCE NORTH 01 DEGREE 23’12” EAST ALONG SAID WEST RIGHT OF WAY LINE 245.33 FEET, THENCE DEPART SAID RIGHT OF WAY LINE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 59’26” WEST ALONG THE SOUTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF COLLEEN STREET (HAVING A 60 FOOT RIGHT OF WAY) 124.35 FEET, THENCE DEPART SAID RIGHT OF WAY LINE SOUTH 03 DEGREES 46’05” WEST 245.52 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. DESCRIBED AS “PARCEL 2” IN PLAT RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 433 PAGE 978 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must rile a claim within 60 days after the sale. DATED this 26th day of July, 2012 Rebecca L. Norris As Clerk of the Court By: BA Baxter As Deputy Clerk August 2, 9, 2012 88543S PUBLIC NOTICE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS RFP 2012-05 Sealed bids for City of Port St. Joe for replacement of the Police Station roof will be received at City Hall, 305 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida 32456 up until 4:00 PM EST, Friday August 10, 2012. Bids will be publicly opened and acknowledged, Friday August 10, 2012, at 4:05 PM EST, in the City Commission Chambers. Bids shall be submitted in a sealed envelope, plainly marked with bidder’s name, address, date and time of opening, and bid number for “City of Port St. Joe Police Station Roof Replacement”. DESCRIPTION OF WORK: Work consists of removing all existing roofing above the Police Station. Installation of one UL 30LB base, one mopped glass base and one granulated single ply. Area of wall above the roof line will also be hydro stopped with a sealant. The work to be performed should also be warranted for a period of five years. For questions concerning this project, please contact Charlotte Pierce at (850) 229-8261. The City of Port St. Joe reserves the right to accept or reject any and all Statements of Bids in whole or in part, to waive informalities in the process, to obtain new Statements of Bids, or to postpone the opening pursuant to the City’s purchasing policies. Each Statement of Bid shall be valid to the City of Port St. Joe for a period of sixty (60) days after the opening. The City of Port St. Joe is an Equal Opportunity Employer July 26, August 2, 2012 88617S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY. CASE NO. 12-31 PR IN PROBATE IN RE: The Estate of JAMES FRANK FINCHER, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: The administration of the estate of JAMES FRANK FINCHER, deceased, File Number 12-31 PR is pending in the Circuit Court for Gulf County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Gulf County Courthouse, Probate Division, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Boulevard, Port St. Joe, FL 32456. The name and address of the personal representative and that personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is served within three months after the date of the first publication of this notice must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. The date of the first publication of this Notice is August 2, 2012 Ancillary Personal Representative RANDALL C. FINCHER 124 Valley Circle Calhoun, GA 30701 Attorney for Ancillary Personal Representative THOMAS S. GIBSON RISH, GIBSON & SCHOLZ, P.A FL BAR NO. 0350583 116 Sailor’s Cove Drive P.O. Box 39 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 (850) 229-8211 August 2, 9, 2012 88355S 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. 1073 Application No. 2012-30 Date of Issuance: May 28, 2010 R.E. No. 03607-000R Description of Property: Lots 12, 14, and 16, Block 7, of Beacon Hill Addition, according to the plat thereof on file in the Office of the Clerk of Circuit Court, Gulf County, Florida, according to the plat filed by M.D. Taylor and H.H. Bullard and other plats and records filed in the Office of the Circuit Court Clerk, Gulf County, Florida. Said lots lying in Original Lot Three (3) and being in Section Thirty (30) and Thirty-One (31), Township Six (6) South, Range Eleven (11) West. Name in which assessed: Charlie Mack Brock 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 22nd day of August, 2012. Dated this 17th day of July, 2012. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk July 19, 26, Aug 2, 9, 2012 88633S PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Commission of the City of Port St. Joe, Florida, at its meeting on the 21st day of August, 2012, at 6:00 P.M., EDT, in the regular Commission meeting room at the Municipal Building, Port St. Joe, Florida, will have the 2nd reading and consider for final adoption the following Ordinance with the following title: ORDINANCE NO. 484 AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING AND ENACTING A NEW CODE FOR THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA; PROVIDING FOR THE REPEAL OF CERTAIN ORDINANCES NOT INCLUDED THEREIN; PROVIDING A PENALTY FOR THE VIOLATION THEREOF; PROVIDING FOR THE MANNER OF AMENDING SUCH CODE AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Copies of the Ordinance are available for public inspection during normal working hours at City of Port St. Joe City Hall, located at 305 Cecil G. Costin Sr., Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida. Interested persons may attend and be heard at the public hearing or provide comments in writing to the City Commissioners, City of Port St. Joe City Hall, 305 Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida. Transactions of the public hearing will not be recorded. Persons wishing to appeal any decision made during the hearing will need a record of the proceeding and should ensure a verbatim record is made, including the testimony on which the appeal is based. Any person who wishes to attend and requires assistance may call the City Clerk’s Office at (850) 229-8261, Ext. 129. CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA BY: S/ Mel Magidson, Jr Mayor-Commissioner Attest: S/ Charlotte M. Pierce City Clerk August 2, 2012 88577S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 23-2011-CA-000210 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO WACHOVIA BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST, CHARLOTTE ODOM A/K/A CHARLOTTE M. ODOM A/K/A CHARLOTTE MONIREA ODOM, DECEASED, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION To: THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST, CHARLOTTE ODOM A/K/A CHARLOTTE M. ODOM A/K/A CHARLOTTE MONIREA ODOM, DECEASED. Last Known Address: Unknown 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: THE WEST 60 FEET OF LOT 3 AND THE EAST 8 FEET OF LOT 2, BLOCK 6, C.L. MORGAN’S ADDITION TO WEWAHITCHKA, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 33, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH 2004 FLEETWOOD OAK KNOLL 28X52 DOUBLE -WIDE MOBILE HOME, SERIAL NUMBERS: FAFL334A76671-0K31 AND GAFL334BY6671-OD31, WHICH PERMANENTLY AFIXED AND LOCATED ON THE ABOVE DESCRIBED PROPERTY. A/K/A 127 JM GRIFFIN DRIVE WEWAHITCHKA, FL 32465 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defense within 30 days after the first publication, if any, on Albertelli Law, Plaintiff’s attorney, whose address is P.O. Box 23028, Tampa, FL 33623, and file the original with this Court either 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 2nd day of July, 2012. Rebecca Norris Clerk of the Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk July 2, 9, 2012 88351S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that NuTax 1 GP 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. 1543 Application No. 2012-32 Date of Issuance: May 28, 2010 R.E. No. 06269-896R Description of Property: Lot 11, Block D, Seagrass Subdivision, according to the Plat thereof recorded in the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida, in Plat Book 5, Page 1 Name in which assessed: Seagrass Properties, LLC All of said property being in Gulf County, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the front Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe Florida at 11:00 AM, E.T., Wednesday, the 22nd day of August, 2012. Dated this 17th day of July, 2012. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk July 19, 26, Aug 2, 9, 2012 87806S NOTICE OF ACTION BEFORE THE BOARD OF NURSING IN RE: The license to practice nursing of Dana M. Hewlett, R.N. P.O. Box 1323 Port St. Joe Florida 32457 CASE NO.: 2011-10928 LICENSE NO.: R.N. 9210333 The Department of Health has filed an Administrative Complaint against you, a copy of which may be obtained by contacting, Casey Cowan, Assistant General Counsel, Prosecution Services Unit, 4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin #C65, Tallahassee Florida 32399-3265, (850) 245-4640 If no contact has been made by you concerning the above by August 23, 2012, the matter of the Administrative Complaint will be presented at an ensuing meeting of the Board of Nursing an informal proceeding. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending this notice not later than seven days prior to the proceeding at the address given on the notice. Telephone: (850) 245-4640, 1-800955-8771(TDD) or 1-800-955-8770(V), via Florida Relay Service. July 12, 19, 26, Aug 2, 2012 88557S 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. 1603 Application No. 2012-33 Date of Issuance: May 28, 2010 R.E. No. 06292-135R Description of Property: Lot 7: A portion of the East 250.00 feet of the West 1/2 of Government Lot 2, Fractional Section 22, Township 9 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida, being more particularly described as follows: COMMENCE at an iron rod marking the intersection of the East line of the West 1/2 of Government Lot 2, in Fractional Section 22, Township 9 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida, with the North right of way line of County Road No. 30-E, said point being 100.00 feet North of the centerline of C-30-E; thence along said East line of the West 1/2 of Government Lot 2, North 00 Degrees 50 Minutes 49 Seconds East, 446.84 feet to the “POINT OF BEGINNING”, thence leaving said East Line, South 90 Degrees 00 Minutes 00 Seconds West, 62.16 feet; thence South 00 Degrees 00 Minutes 00 Seconds East, 32.44 feet; thence North 90 Degrees 00 Minutes 00 Seconds West 99.65 feet; thence North 09 Degrees 36 Minutes 51 Seconds East, 16.10 feet; thence North 15 Degrees 25 Minutes 52 Seconds East, 41.24 feet; thence North 09 Degrees 39 Minutes 58 Seconds East, 24.22 feet; thence North 02 Degrees 02 Minutes 07 Seconds East, 29.88 feet; thence North 06 Degrees 01 Minute 13 Seconds East, 158.04 feet; thence North 12 Degrees 02 Minutes 20 Seconds West, 31.18 feet; thence North 90 Degrees 00 Minutes 00 Seconds East, 141.23 feet to a point on the East line of West 1/2 of said Government Lot 2; thence along said East line, South 11 Degrees 50 Minutes 49 Seconds West, 210.88 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING/ Said lands containing 0.76 acre, more or less. Name in which assessed: Centennial Bank 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 29th day of August, 2012. Dated this 24th day of July, 2012. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk July 26, August 2, 9, 16, 2012 88562S 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. 1446 Application No. 2012-35 Date of Issuance: May 28, 2010 R.E. No: 06246-000R Description of Property: COMMENCING on the Northwest Corner of Section 36, Township 8 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida, thence South along the West line of said Section 36, for 1320.00 feet, thence North 89 Degrees 59 Minutes 36 Seconds East 881.56 feet to a point on the Easterly right of way line curve of County Road No. 30 (formerly State Road 10 and 30), said point being 33.00 feet from the radial to the center-line of said County Road; thence continue North 89 Degrees 59 Minutes 36 Seconds East 543.00 feet; thence South 00 Degrees 11 Minutes 49 Seconds West 446.70 feet for the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence continue South 00 Degrees 11 Minutes 49 Seconds West 229.00 feet; thence North 89 Degrees 56 Minutes 23 Seconds West 404.09 feet to a point on the Easterly right of way line curve of said County Road No. 30, said point being 33.00 feet from and radial to the center-line of said county road; thence Northerly along said arc of a curve concave Westerly and having a radius of 6013.79 feet through a central angle of 20 Degrees 12 Minutes 16 Seconds for 231.38 feet; said arc having a chord bearing and distance of North 08 Degrees 59 Minutes 07 Seconds West 231.36 feet; thence leaving said right of way line curve, North 89 Degrees 59 Minutes 36 Seconds East 441.01 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Name in which assessed: Charles Allen Davis and Stephanie Marie Davis 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 29th day of August, 2012. Dated this 24th day of July, 2012. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk July 26, August 2, 9, 16, 2012 88509S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEEN JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2010-CA-000495 BRANCH BANKING AND TRUST COMPANY, Plaintiff, vs. STEVEN DELONGA and RYAN S. DWYER, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure dated July 12, 2012 and entered in Case No. 2010-CA-000495, of the Circuit Court of the Fourteen Judicial Circuit in and for GULF County, Florida, BRANCH BANKING AND TRUST COMPANY, as successor in interest to Colonial Bank by asset acquisition from the FDIC as Receiver for Colonial Bank, is Plaintiff and RYAN S. DWYER; STEVEN DELONGA; and SEAGRASS HOMEOWNERS’ ASSOCIATION, INC., are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash by public sale, in front of the entrance of the courthouse in the City of Port St. Joe of Gulf County, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. (Eastern Time), on the 16th day of August 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Summary Judgment, to wit: LOT 10, BLOCK, D OF SEAGRASS SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE (S) l, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. A person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 16th day of July, 2012. REBECCA L. NORRIS As Clerk of Said Court By: BA Baxter AS Deputy Clerk “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. D. Brent Hargett Sasser, Sefton, Tipton & Davis, P.C. P.O. 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YEAR 74, NUMBER 42 Thursday, AUGUST 2 2012 By TIM CROFT227-7827 | @PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com Prepare for a shell of a time this weekend. The 16th annual Florida Scallop and Music Festival begins 5 p.m. ET on Friday and concludes with a performance by country superstar Aaron Tippin on Saturday night. The two-day event will be headquartered along Miss Zola Drive and George Core Park along St. Joseph Bay in Port St. Joe. And organizers are hoping that early interest and anticipation will pay off in a crowd to By TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com For voters with an itch to avoid the rush of the Aug. 14 primary election, the next will provide that opportunity. Early voting in this years primary begins at two county locations on Saturday, Aug. 4. Early voting will continue through Aug. 11. Voters may cast their ballots in Port St. Joe at Supervisor of Elections Linda Grif ns of ce, located at 401 Long Avenue; Wewahitchka voters may cast their ballots at the Wewahitchka Public Library, located at 314 N. 2nd Street. This weekend, early voting takes place on Saturday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. CT in Wewahitchka and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Port St. Joe, and on Sunday from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. ET in Port St. Joe and 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. CT in Wewahitchka. Those Saturday hours will be the same the following Saturday, Aug. 11. During the week, Aug. 610, voting hours will be 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET in Port St. Joe and 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT in Wewahitchka.By TIM CROFT227-7827 | @PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com A Port St. Joe man was shot in the head late Monday night in what Gulf County Sheriff Joe Nugent is labeling a hate crime. Walton Henry Butler, a 59-yearold white male, was arrested after he admitted shooting Everett Gant with a .22 ri e. Butler was charged with attempted murder with a hate crime enhancement. Gant, an African-American, is in guarded condition at Bay Medical Center at press time. According to the arresting af davit, an incident occurred earlier in the day when a Pamela Rogers came to Butlers apartment in the Pine Ridge Apartment complex on Garrison Avenue in Port St. Joe with a child in tow. Butler immediately used a racial slur to refer to the child. Investigators discovered that Butler had been making similar racial slurs to other children in the complex during recent days. Rogers became upset and left Butlers apartment and Gant went to Butlers apartment to discuss the comments. Upon arriving at the By VALERIE GARMAN@Valeriegarman PORT ST. JOE Edward Wood, president of Woods Fisheries in Port St. Joe, knows his product is more than just generic shrimp out of a box. Now, with the help of an innovative new program from the Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission (GSMFC) dubbed Gulf Seafood Trace, Wood can share the story of his seafood with the consumer from sea to plate. The pilot program is voluntary and completely complimentary and will allow consumers to track the product all the way back to the waters by scanning a QR code with a smartphone. The codes will provide speci c information about the steps the product took to reach the grocery store shelves: when and where it was caught, where and how it was processed and, on a personal note, information Early voting starts SaturdayPort St. Joe man shot in what authorities label hate crimeProgram tracks seafood from Gulf to plate WALTON HENRY BUTLER SCALLOP AND MUSIC FESTIVAL SPECIAL SECIONCheck inside for a Florida Scallop and Music Festival special section featuring a schedule of events, map, scallop recipes and more. BY TRISH PETRIE | Special to The StarThis weekends festival celebrates a great summer treat in Gulf County hunting for scallops in St. Joseph Bay. This past weekend Shelley and Ellen Sera n and Stephanie and Owen Petrie enjoyed a bit of the water, sun and sweet scallops. Aaron Tippin, scallops on the menu this weekend16th annual Florida Scallop and Music Festival kicks off 5 p.m. ET Friday See FESTIVAL A12 See VOTING A6 Top: A otilla of boats gathers to honor the late John Thompson. Right: Carol Cox dives the John Thompson Memorial Reef on Bell Shoals off the coast of Mexico Beach.Photos by BOB AND CAROL COX | mbara.org Underwater legacyBy VALERIE GARMAN229-7843 | @valeriegarman vgarman@star .com The late John Thompson was often referred to as the lighthouse of Mexico Beach. The younger guys looked up to him they called him their lighthouse, his widow Bonita Thompson remembered. He would sit up here on the deck and watch (the boats) come in and go out. After her husband lost his battle with cancer last December, the outpour of love from her neighbors helped Bonita quickly realize that the community knew what she already did. Its hard to put into words, Thompson said in an attempt to describe her husband. He was just a kind, gentle soul with a passion for shing. He was a good man, an honest man and an unsel sh man. An outpour of donations from friends and family helped erect an underwater legacy for John Thompsona memorial reef to celebrate his life and love for shing. The John Thompson Memorial Reef was deployed on Bell Shoals in the Gulf of Mexico in late April, a product of the Mexico Beach Arti cial Reef Associations Memorial Reef Program. It will be there forever, Thompson said of the reef. It will be celebrating his life forever. Thompson remembers the many shing trips with her husband as their special time together. John and Bonita were married just six weeks short of 28 years and shed all over the world together, but Mexico Beach was always where Johns heart was. That was our timeI miss it, she said. Cobia shing was his passion. He worked to get to sh for cobia. The John Thompson Memorial Reef was designed with Johns love for cobia, or ling, shing in mindhis favorite ling jig is embedded in the reefs structure in remembrance of his passion. The reef was the best way to honor John with something that meant something to him, Thompson said. Well all enjoy it for years to comethat would have meant a lot to him. Thompson said she cant wait until spring when the ling start running. See LEGACY A8Memorial reef for John Thompson deployed in GulfSee CRIME A6 See PROGRAM A6 50 For breaking news, visit www.starfl.comSubscribe to The Star800-345-8688For your hometown paper delivered to your home! 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LocalA2 | The Star Thursday, August 2, 2012 Warren Yeager NOT the Peoples Choice !PROVEN BAD LEADER AND POORDECISION MAKER for $200.00 a night hotels $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ (Pd.Pol.Ad.)$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ (Pd.Pol.Ad.)REWARD $100 For the Information Leading to theARRESTof Person or Persons StealingWORKING MENCampaign SignsTHEIR JOBS! By VALERIE GARMAN229-7843 | @valeriegarman vgarman@star .com A special meeting to address Gulf Countys redistricting process turned into a debate about countywide voting and minority representation Monday, as hired attorney Michael Spellman presented information regarding the consent decree set for Gulf County District 4 back in the 1980s. District 4 was put under consent decree upon violation of Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act based on adherence to the three Gingles Factors set fourth by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1986, Spellman said. To prove the three factors, a minority group must be suf ciently large and geographically compact to comprise a majority of the district, the minority group must be politically cohesive and white voters must vote as a bloc usually to defeat the minority groups preferred candidate. Spellman, an attorney with Tallahassee law rm Sniffen and Spellman, said while these factors were proven in the mid-1980s, Census data from 2010 coupled with data from the upcoming 2012 election may prove otherwise. In its 2011 redistricting process, the county did not redraw the lines of District 4 because of the consent decree, leaving the district far outside of the guidelines for state redistricting regulations based on populations within each district. Spellman suggested the county wait to gather data from the 2012 election for review to see if the redistricting process needs to go to federal court. Seeing what this 2012 election data looks like, this all comes down to how the numbers play out, Spellman said. You have to show that times have changed in 30 years, and the way you do that is through numbers. District 2 Commissioner Ward McDaniel said he is 100 percent for doing away with the federal decree. I support countywide voting, McDaniel said. The problem we have more or less is that we have ve little tribes. We should all be in the same boat. McDaniel said, in his opinion, it has nothing to do with race. Weve got some people that want to promote a segregation issue in this county, McDaniel said. As far as Im concerned, we need to lift this cloud off. District 4 Commissioner Tan Smiley said he does not support countywide voting because he looks at the situation through a completely different set of eyes. He cited that neither the Port St. Joe nor the Wewahitchka City Commission have minority representation and said it would be the same for the county if they went to countywide voting. I feel like to go countywide, this county will go back into the 60s, Smiley said. I support district voting. I represent District 4 but I am a county commissioner. If anyones got a problem, I will step in and help. Commissioners Bill Williams and Warren Yeager agreed that while it is a passion issue for some people, they need to step back and let the numbers speak for the situation as suggested by Spellman. Stiffen and Spellman will review the post-election numbers and come back with a recommendation to the county after analysis. County sets tentative millage The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners left the current millage rate untouched at a budget workshop July 24 held to set the tentative rate for the upcoming scal year. The current millage rate is set at 5.7419, which would garner $77,000 in additional funds for the county if the proposed budget is adopted. The rollback millage rate based on the current draft budget would drop it to 5.6845. The county needs to submit the tentative millage to the Gulf County Property Appraiser by Saturday. After submitting a tentative millage rate, the board can go back and reduce it, but cannot raise the millage. Todays purpose was to meet the requirement, Williams said. This is strictly a benchmark. The budget draft presented was pared down to eliminate $50,000 in proposed maintenance and renovations to the Gulf County Courthouse that would repair leaks and remove mold from the building. During the workshop, commissioners also adopted millage rates for the county re departments with the St. Joe re district at 0.4 mils and all other re districts at 0.5 mils. The Cape San Blas special taxing districts municipal service taxing units were set at 6.6995 for the Gulf and 3.5014 for the Gulf interior, both of which have dropped since last year. The rst public hearing for the Gulf County budget is scheduled for Sept. 10 at 5:01 p.m. ET. The county is required to have two public hearings before the budget is considered for adoption. Cape San Blas beach nourishmentWewahitchka resident David Taunton made a presentation to the commission at the July 24 meeting to push for use of an outside sand source for future beach nourishment projects, instead of dredging sand offshore. Taunton reported that sand, located on his property, has been certi ed for use on Cape San Blas and would prevent job outsourcing to boost the local economy. Although dredging would be cheaper dollar per dollar, Taunton said the project would create about 80 local jobs and cost about $12.8 million. Yeager said the project would be one to consider because adding sand could help the shoreline stay put for a longer period of time. Gulf County sets tentative millage, debates redistricting By TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com On a night when the Gulf County School Board formally adopted by resolution a tentative budget and discussed revenue implications and root causes of eroding enrollment, board members received another notch on which to hang their hats. For the fth consecutive year, Gulf District Schools were recognized by the Florida Board of Education as an Academically HighPerforming District. The Florida Board of Education approved the list of districts on July 17. Gulf was one of 19 districts honored among the roughly 70-statewide. That list was up from just 12 districts last year. Over the past ve years that Gulf has landed on the list, the highest number of districts was 21 in 2008; the lowest last years total. Calhoun, Wakulla and Leon were other districts in the region so recognized. This is a very high honor for the district, said Superintendent of Schools Jim Norton. This is a credit to the teachers, administrators, staff and board members. This is a nice high honor to be a part of. To earn recognition as an Academically High-Performing District, school grades in the district must average out to earn honor roll distinction the elementary schools received an A and a C in the last state testing period and the high schools received suf cient FCAT points that the district will average at least a B as well as have a clean, no-de ciency annual nancial audit as determined by the Florida Department of Education. We have great schools, said board chairman Billy Quinn, Jr. When we get something like this it proves that. We can give (students) all they need right here. The board also formally adopted its tentative budget which had been advertised, with no substantive changes. The district will be cutting the millage rate by nearly 4 percent and the total property tax budget will fall by more than 10 percent. The tentative millage rate for the coming school year is 6.986, the rst time the district has been below 7 mils in four scal years. A mil is equal to $1 for every $1,000 in assessed taxable property value. The board also approved new classi cations or salary schedules for several employees who have been asked to assume additional responsibilities due to previous workforce cutbacks, as well as creating two new positions needed due to consolidation and growth in the number of special needs students. The net effect separate from the two new aide positions was adding roughly $15,000 in salary, though Norton countered that the district had already realized much higher cost savings through staff cuts. He added that to keep good employees in key positions particularly in the areas of technology and maintenance when they could nd better pay in the private sector, the tweaks in salary structures and job descriptions were necessary. The board also discussed the number of children home schooled in the county 70 currently and the impacts on the district as its enrollment declines which in turn impacts school budgets. Deborah Crosby, supervisor for educational services, noted that home-school parents must submit annual evaluations soon and added that state lawmakers had made the rules and procedures for home-schooling a bit tougher in the past year. She noted the superintendent and board had a bit more oversight for assuring state testing and achievement levels were met by home-schooled children. But the point was a sore one for several board members, who noted the academic achievement track record of Gulf County Schools and the nancial impact home-schooling has on the district. At roughly $3,000 per student in full-time equivalent state funding for public schools, those 70 students represent nearly $250,000, Norton noted. Unless somebody has a real problem with public schools we need to be proactive about encouraging people to check us out and send their kids to our schools, Norton said. Board member John Wright was blunter. If we keep on losing kids we are not going to have anymore Friday night high school football, Wright said. Keep on losing and we wont have athletics or a lot of other things. This is hurting the whole system. Im proud of what this school system does. This is a great town, great people. We have safe schools, we dont put up with any thugs. Our schools are great. It is something that really worries me.District recognized

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LocalThe Star| A3Thursday, August 2, 2012By TOM McLAUGHLIN Daily News OKALOOSA ISLAND Representatives from eight Northwest Florida counties labeled disproportionally affected by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill declared Thursday their intention to keep as much control as possible over millions in RESTORE Act funds. Regional ofcials agreed to work with Gov. Rick Scotts ofce to establish parameters for deciding how to capture and spend two large pots of money available to the state under the act. But they made it clear to the representatives of the Florida Association of Counties that Northwest Florida insists on playing a signicant role in the decisionmaking process. A lot of work went into this to make sure these counties had input in this, Okaloosa County Commission Chairman Don Amunds told a packed room at the Emerald Coast Convention Center. We need to play nice and get along, but we just dont want to say, okay, whatever you want to do is ne. We want to maintain an active role, he said later. Other county ofcials echoed Amunds sentiments. We need to work with the governors ofce, Bay County Commissioner Guy Tunnell said. But they need to know all of the brain trust does not lie within Capital Circle. The state will have the most say in spending two of the four pots of dollars heading to Florida after a ne is determined for parties responsible for the oil spill. Those two pots each will hold 30 percent of the total RESTORE Act dollars after a BP ne is settled, and will be split among Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas. The rst pot will be divided into grants obtained through competitive bids, while the second will be allocated according to impact. Florida will have far less say in how a third 35 percent of the funds are spent. That money will go directly from Washington, D.C., to counties impacted by the oil spill. The eight disproportionately affected counties of Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, Walton, Bay, Escambia, Franklin Gulf and Wakulla will get 75 percent of Floridas share. Still, state ofcials will have input on permitting issues and in other regulatory areas, according to Okaloosa County Administrator Jim Curry. We have to make sure there is no effort to try to mess with that part of the plan, he said. Northwest Florida representatives are justiably wary of RESTORE Act funds owing through state hands, Curry said. They watched the vast majority of $20 million in BP money the state got for marketing purposes disappear at the height of the oil spill crisis, he said. Theres a real concern on the part of cities and counties about dollars being channeled through the state, and how much will make it here, Curry said. John Wayne Smith, the Florida Association of Counties governmental consultant, asked for and was given consent to meet with Scotts representatives to begin negotiating a partnership with the governor. The association, which thus far has coordinated the moves of Florida counties as they pertain to the RESTORE Act, was given authority to continue to do so. I was amazed at the amount of work the FAC group had put into this, Bay Countys Tunnell said after the meeting. County ofcials also decided Thursday to tweak the funding formula for the money coming directly to Northwest Florida to include the spills impact on regional sheries. Bay and Franklin ofcials said local shing has suffered severely. The news media determined how far you were from the spill and the impact, Bay County Commissioner Mike Thomas said. But the seafood part to the east was important. My sheries in Franklin County have been devastated, added Franklin County Commissioner Joseph Smokey Parrish. Theres no shrimp in the bay. Our crabs are down, our oysters are down. We havent had shrimp in two years. Gulf County Commissioner Bill Williams, president of the Florida Association of Counties, said costs to local sheries can be calculated easily and added to factors used to determine damage to each of the eight most affected counties. The remaining 5 percent of the BP funds has been set aside for ecosystem restoration and research programs in each of the ve Gulf Coast states. Smith said if BP decides soon to settle with the U.S. government and put this all behind them, RESTORE Act funds could start owing to the Gulf Coast within a year. (Pd.Pol.Ad.) FREE DIABETES EDUCATION CLASSES EACH WEEK TWO LOCATIONS, TWO TIMES! Classes are held every Wednesday 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! Panhandle counties wary of BP funds useRegional ofcials concerned about state tampering of millions of dollarsWe need to work with the governors ofce, but they need to know all of the brain trust does not lie within Capital Circle.Guy Tunnell Bay County commissioner

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Thursday, August 2, 2012 OpinionA4 | The StarJust before midnight the other night, I started watching a movie that was recommended by a dear friend. Actually, it was recommended by her mother, who calls it her favorite movie. I had to see it. My son showed me how to watch it on the Internet. We stay up late in the summer. The name of the movie is The Trip to Bountiful. The movie stars Geraldine Page as Mrs. Carrie Watts. Its 1947 and Carrie is obviously in the latter years of her life, stuck living in a two room apartment in Houston with her hen-pecked son and his shallow, obnoxious and controlling wife. That is a mouthful, but its true. Carrie has one goal: to get out of that two room apartment in Houston and get back to Bountiful, Texas, where she grew up and has sweet memories of wonderful times in her life. She wants to remember her parents, feel the dirt on her hands and see the elds, trees and birds of her home place. You need to see the movie. Although it was made in 1985 and based on a 1953 Horton Foote television play, it still carries a message that needs to be heard. Horton Foote (19162009) also was the fellow who wrote the screenplays for To Kill a Mockingbird and Tender Mercies. He strikes me as a writer who understood people, specically women. That is something that most of us (men) arent able to do. Foote did a wonderful job of capturing a man and his mother who were trapped in the miserable present, with no possible escape but to travel back to the good memories of the past. As is the case many times, it was the journey back that was the most fun and meaningful. On her eventual escape back to Bountiful, Carrie met a wonderful young girl on the bus, who you are sure to either fall in love with or want to be and a Sheriff, who softened up and drove her to Bountiful from the bus station before her son shows up to retrieve her. Carrie just had to get back to Bountiful, and she did. Her son, Ludie, never wanted her to go; he didnt even want her thinking about good memories. Late in the movie while they are in Bountiful, Ludie tells his mother, Mama, I want to stop remembering. It doesnt do any good remembering. You want to pick up something and hit Ludie at this point in the movie. You shouldnt talk to your mother that way. Remembering does do us good when its about good things, sometimes its all we have. Nobody knows your whole story, other than God. I believe in God and think He helps us nd and remember the good things. As a matter of fact, I cant separate the word bountiful and God. Im not preaching, Im just telling you what I think. There are points in the movie where you want to take a bottle of CocaCola, shake it, open it and spray it all over Carries daughter-in-law, Jessie Mae. My preference would be to do it right after she had been to the beauty parlor. (My Mama was a Baptist Missionary, but my Daddy was a sailor.) Doing the math, my friends mother, Sara, was 41 years old when the original television version came out in 1953 and 73 years old when the movie came out in 1985. Thats right; she will be 100 years old this week. Im sure she remembers both very well because shes still sharp as a tack when it comes to remembering things in the past. I talked to her recently on the phone and although her hearing seems to be a problem, her memories of the past are very clear. She lives at a retirement home in Milton, Florida. One hundred years old; thats a big deal. To say Sara has lived and continues to live a bountiful life, would be a big understatement. Bountiful means abundant, but it also means to give generously. Sara has given generously, being a school teacher for many years, helping people, loving people and remembering With the arrival of early voting for the Aug. 14 primary this weekend the green ag is dropped on the election season. We will still have months of campaigning on the federal, state and local level, so the depths of the slog to November is unknown, but to say this has been one of the nastier preseasons federal, state, local would be stating the obvious. But the election season also begins the nal goround for two of the ner public servants it has been my pleasure to work with and know. To my thinking, they, and many others encountered over the years in this business, dene what the phrase public servants is and what it should represent. First, let me preface this by saying that anybody willing to put name on ballot and face the voters, particularly those running for ofce county-wide, deserves respect. Yes, from this corner it is a job requirement, once any candidate is elected, to hold feet to re. But to put oneself out there, to put the work in, to channel energies and resources in an effort to nd favor with a majority of voters, that is an endeavor unto itself. What you do with the ofce becomes a different matter and after November the voters in Gulf County no longer will be served emphasis on served by Supervisor of Elections Linda Grifn or Property Appraiser Kesley Colbert. The praise of Colbert does not come because his face and words are in black and white below this space. Followers of his column have long separated the public servant from the madcap historian who seems capable of regaling on any number of subjects, hilariously and with heart before breakfast. For almost three decades Colbert has served as county property appraiser, not an easy position nor a citizens favorite. When land prices were always on the move ahead, life wasnt too bad, however. But Colbert also presided over what might have been as difcult a period as a property appraiser whose job is to essentially provide the value to be multiplied by taxing authorities in Florida has experienced in some time. First, came the shutdown of the paper mill and the very public legal war Colbert was forced into against with the Stone Container Company over the taxable value of that mill as it sat idle, nobody sure if the doors were ever going to open again. That was a David vs. Goliath tussle, in many ways, for the livelihood, the future, of Gulf County. Times were bleak, jobs were exiting and the government coffers were depleted to the point that state lawmakers had to provide bridge nancing to the school district by a tax battle involving one of the largest, if not the largest, local tax revenue producers. That legal ght would ultimately be decided in the countys favor, after Colbert stood his ground. And within a few years the real estate bubble inated and then punctured. The system Colbert had to operate under, a system provided for decades by the Florida Legislature and Department of Revenue, became a foundation for controversy played out around the state. Kinks in that system caused the debate about the value of land, the impact of property taxes former Speaker Allen Bense once labeled ridding the state of the property tax system essential to growth to become increasingly ery and increasingly personal. And while not all of those who walked into Colberts ofce left giddy, they were treated by a man who was a true gentlemen, in every positive connotation of the word, and one who tried, as best he could within the system he had to work with, to treat every property owner as fairly as possible. There is a line in a Rudyard Kipling poem about maintaining ones head while all about you are losing theirs I always found that to be the case with Colbert, a man who cared about his community, believed in his community, had taught and coached in his community. He tried, and always succeeded at least in my case, to keep his head while many, including the taxing authorities he served, sought to have it. He did his job, did it the best he could and goes out with that service as a legacy. As will Grifn. Her tenure may not have lasted as long as Colberts, but considering that the former St. Joseph Telephone Company employee and assistant Supervisor of Elections took ofce with the election of 2000, well, enough said. Over the past 12 years the nation and state have altered election laws and processes in ways both meaningful and bizarre. Almost on an annual basis, Grifn and her crew and to understand the essence of Grifn, consider the fantastic ranks of poll workers and staff who have honored her with their efforts for 12 years have had to adapt. Election Day was once completed in Gulf County at the giant chalkboard at City Hall or the county courthouse as when Grifn was elected; now the process plays out electronically, with a fair number of voters not even waiting until Election Day to cast ballots. Along the way, Grifn, with an incredible memory for faces, names and family trees, kept her statute book close and treated the voting process as it should be as the most fundamental of citizenship while she maintained her grace and cool regardless of the craziness in her midst on Election Night. Grifn always will remind those who ask that she learned much from her former boss at the Elections Ofce, Miss Cora. Whoever she and Colbert learned from, and the guess here is parents got the ball rolling; Gulf County was the better for their service. Mother always said, If you ... Keyboard KLATTERINGSOh yes, there isPublic servants TiIM CrROFtTStar news editor Bobby King lived way out past Webb School where Walnut Street turned into a country road. It was a pretty good hike out there. Wed mostly play all day at his house so as to make the long walk worthwhile. He had a giant front yard with this big tree guarding the driveway that provided endless possibilities for a handful of enterprising eleven year olds. His mom would call a timeout in the middle of the afternoon and give us some leftover biscuits and sorghum molasses to refuel our bouncing metabolisms. Sometimes it was sugar cookies and milk. And on occasion, wed divide up a couple of chicken legs, some wings or a neck. We ate with great gusto. And thanked her mightily not out of a sense of propriety but because we truly appreciated the refueling. We didnt inquire as to whether Mrs. King was a Methodist or Presbyterian. She wore her hair up sometimes but we gured it was to escape the heat on the back of her neck. We didnt get into that Doxology stuff when we had a case of the hollow belly. We didnt know if she went to Dr. Holmes or Dr. Edwards. We didnt care if she voted democrat or republican, liked Ike or leaned more toward Estes Kefauver. It didnt matter if she cooked with Crisco or used pure hog lard. There is a time and a place for political statements, personal agendas and dissenting opinions. But listen closely here folks, Mrs. Kings front porch in the middle of a hot afternoon with a growling stomach aint it! Ricky Gene sometimes would complain under his breath about the thickness of the molasses or the reheated nature of his free for nothing chicken wing. The rest of us would beat him pretty severely around his head and shoulders to quiet him down. We didnt want nothing to mess up the good deal we had going out at the King house! Majority ruled amongst the 11 year olds in America in the summer of 1958. I read with amazement the latest ap over Chick-l-A. Listen, eat there or go somewhere else. But for goodness sakes, dont hinder, muddle or interfere with my opportunity to eat there. With all the real problems we have in the world today, it seems rather foolish to pick on a single chicken house. I think the mayor of Boston has jumped on the bandwagon. How sad. I love Boston as the cradle of our independence, the home of Paul Revere, baked beans and the city that gave Babe Ruth his rst shot at the big leagues. But arent they a little north of the Mason-Dixon Line to be talking fried chicken. You dont reckon we offend the Chinese on the 29 days out of the month we dont eat chop suey. Ive heard of Montezumas revenge, but it is an equal opportunity malady. Are only down and out people welcome at Po Folks? Is it a personal insult to Mom and Pop if we drive by their home cooking sign without stopping? Why cant the world just be thankful for the gazillion eating choices today? When we went downtown in 1958 we could eat at the City Caf or the City Caf. That was it! But I never heard anyone complain. You didnt have to order the hamburger every time. They had pickled pig feet in jars. The country fried steak was the best in the land. And if Dixie Faye was in the back you could get breakfast anytime. I reckon our glass was always half full. We must have been as nave as all get out. It never crossed our minds to get up from our stool at the City Caf and walk down the street and picket Mr. Robert Halls Western Auto because he didnt give out free Wilson A1010 baseballs. Hall went to church with us. He was a real good friend of the family but it wasnt any of our business what his favorite color was or how many pair of shoes he owned. He smiled all the time and laughed out loud a lot. But he wouldnt give out free baseballs just for walking in his store. It would seem rather counter productive to fault a guy for running his business the way he wanted to. I think it was kinda understood amongst us 11 year olds that if you didnt like the way Hall organized and operated the Western Auto then dont go to criticizing the daylights out of him for his beliefs or working hard simply start your own Western Auto across the street. What is so complicated about that? If we purchased a pack of baseball cards from Pat Houstons Grocery and it contained two J. W. Porters and no Ted Williams or Mickey Mantle, we quickly ran down the street and tried our luck at the Log Cabin Store. If life is about choices then make your own, but dont try to will yours over on mine. We can sometimes in this country get a one car funeral out of line. It must be a slow news day when where you pick to eat becomes a national headline. Maybe someone will start telling us what television shows to watch next. Or what shirt to wear to school. And what doctor you must see. Or what church you cant attend. I can tell you how that kind of stuff would have went over on Kings front porch in 1958. But heck, we were just a bunch of 11 year olds. Respectfully, Kes HUnkerNKER DOWnNKesley Colbert USPS 518-880Published every Thursday at 135 W. U.S. 98 Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Publisher: Rick Martin Editor: Tim Croft POSTMASTER: Send address change to: The Star P.O. Box 308 Port St. Joe, FL 32457-0308 Phone 850-227-1278 PERIODICAL RATE POSTAGE PAID AT PORT ST. JOE, FL 32457 WEEKLY PUBLISHING SUBSCRIPTIONS PAYABLE IN ADVANCE IN COUNTY $24.15 year $15.75 six months OUT OF COUNTY $34.65 year $21 six monthsHome delivery subscribers may be charged a higher rate for holiday editons. TO ALL ADVERTISERSIn case of error or omissions in advertisements, the publishers do not hold themselves liable for damage further than the amount received for such advertisement. The spoken word is given scant attention; the printed word is thoughtfully weighed. The spoken word barely asserts; the printed word thoroughly convinces. The spoken word is lost; the printed word remains. Circulation:1-800-345-8688 CranksRANKS MY tra TRACtTOrRBN Heard See thereTHERE isIS A5

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LocalThe Star| A5Thursday, August 2, 2012the things that should be remembered the good things. In The Trip to Bountiful, Carrie Watts tries to sneak off to Bountiful, Texas, every time her government check comes in. Her daughter-in-law, Jessie Mae is always there to intercept the check. You get the feeling that Jessie Mae just wants the money for drinking Coca-Colas at the drugstore, getting her hair done and going to the picture show. Remember, the movie is set in 1947, drinking Coca-Colas at the drugstore was a big deal. And that Coca-Cola Id like to spray on Jessie Mae? I want to let it sit in the car for a few hours on an August day in Houston, before I shake it up and turn it loose on her. As you would expect, Carrie nally gets to Bountiful. However, its not easy. When she rst tries to purchase a train ticket to Bountiful, the man at the train station in Houston informs her, The train dont go there no more. Carrie then moves on to the bus station, where the fellow at the ticket counter tells her, Theres no Bountiful. Carrie perks up and gets a sassy little girl grin on her face and informs the fellow at the ticket counter, Oh yes, there is. Im sure Sara, at 100 years old, would say, Oh yes, there is a Bountiful and Ive been there. So when folks try to tell you that there is no place you can go to remember or relive the good memories, tell them, Oh yes, there is. No one can keep you from remembering the good, and reliving it. Honestly, you dont have to go back to Bountiful going somewhere that you have fond memories of might help, but the place doesnt hold the memory. You do. As Carrie Watts, sits outside of her decrepit, old home place in Bountiful, she seems to go back in time. She and the Sheriff, who has driven her there, sit outside the house talking about birds. Carrie has a glow about her when she tells the Sheriff and herself, I dont know of anything prettier, than a scissortail yin through the sky! The way she looks and says it, is just beautiful. She seems to be painting pictures or memories in her head. It might not be a bird, but there is a picture you can paint in your mind that, You dont know of anything prettier. Paint that picture in your mind and revel in it. Nobody can stop you or tell you the train dont go there no more. In my case, I dont know of anything prettier than a sweet lady on her 100th birthday. Find more stories at www.CranksMyTractor. com. North Florida Child Development, Inc. is recruiting for governing board(s) members. NFCD is a 501(c) (3) organization that provides comprehensive early education and development to the young children and their families in Calhoun, Gulf, Liberty, Madison, and Wakulla Counties. The governing board(s) maintains a formal structure of shared governance through which parents and community representatives can participate in policy making and other decisions. Please contact Sebrina McGill for more information at (850) 639-5080 ext 10 or 10% OFFALL RETAIL(No Double Discounts) RET 7 FOILS$25.00Cut/Style NOT includedM-F 9-7 9-5SUN 12-5 M-F 9-7 9-5 M-F 9-7 9-5 BACK TO SCHOOL HOURS 10% OFF 10% OFF $25.00 SHOW YOUR SPIRITFashion Color Extensions$8.00/each Send your letters to : LETTERS TO THE EDITOR P.O. Box 308 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 Fax: 850-227-7212 Email: tcroft@star .comComments from our readers in the form of letters to the editor or a guest column are solicited and encouraged. A newspapers editorial page should be a forum where differing ideas and opinions are exchanged. All letters and guest columns must be signed and should include the address and phone number of the author. The street address and phone number are for veri cation and will not be published. Letters must be in good taste and The Star reserves the right to edit letters for correctness and style. SHARE YOUR OPINIONS THERE IS from page A4Yeager must go Dear Editor: Gulf County District 5 Commissioner Warren J. Yeager should not be holding public of ce. He is employed by Preble-Rish Inc. full time, while Preble-Rish has had a continuing contract as the county engineer-of-record on numerous large projects within the County. Florida Statute 112.313(7)(a) states, NO public of cer shall have or hold ANY employment with ANY business entity which is subject to the regulation of, or is doing business with the of cers agency, nor shall a public of cer have or hold any employment that will create A CONTINUING OR FREQUENTLY RECURRING CONFLICT between his or her private interests and the performance of his or her public duties that would impede the full and faithful discharge of his or her public duties A complaint to this effect is currently being investigated by the State of Florida Commission on Ethics. There are exceptions to this absolute language, but none appear to apply to Warren Yeagers actual situation. Districts 2 and 4 decided, enough is enough in 2010 and voted out their long-time incumbents, Billy Traylor and Nathan Peters. District 5 needs to do the same in 2012. Yeagers abuse of travel costing the county (more than $37,000); his refusal to support voting to fund any legal costs for countywide voting, despite his stated support of county-wide voting; his prominence on the TDC board during enormous turmoil related to the documented, and fear of future, misspending of BP funds; and his vote to lend the Port Authority $200,000 despite a failing mortgage (of $4.5 million), and the Port Authority publicly admitting that they had no income, and no prospects for income any time soon. Whatever the rationale for votes and actions like this, doesnt have anything to do with the will of the majority of Gulf County who has made clear their own convictions on these matters time and again. The list of outrageous failures of Yeagers oversight and leadership go on and on these are just some of them. Any citizens that have the gumption or outrage to question the commissioners publicly are treated to Gulf Countys own version of tyrannical intimidation they are cut off from speaking arbitrarily, rudely isolated and insulted, and bullied with great condescension. The arrogance of the BOCC, i.e., Bill Williams, Carmen McLemore and Warren Yeager in their public treatment of those who would question their judgment is beyond reasonable tolerance if one is to respect the of ce if not the man, then one thing is absolutely clear these people do not represent us and that those who say one thing and yet do completely the opposite must go, if we are to respect the of ce they hold, and if we are to respect ourselves. Commissioner Warren Yeager clearly does not represent the citizens of Gulf County, District 5, or anything democratic. Yeager must go! Sooner would be better, and less expensive, for all concerned. His removal by the voters of District 5 would be a great relief to the majority, and would allow his potential successors to campaign exclusively on what would be good for Gulf County, rather than dwelling on what is wrong in Gulf County. Only then could we have a truly civic debate.Tom SemmesWewahitchkaClari cation on port claimsDear Editor: As someone who had and continues to be strongly involved with the Port of Port St. Joe, I would like to make a clari cation to an ad in the July 19 edition of The Star. The ad was placed by Citizens Improving Gulf County. In the ad regarding Commissioner Yeager, Sat on the Port Authority Board and Voted to put our Port in $4.3 million debt. To clarify, there are ve voting members, which at that time four members, Warren Yeager, Allen Cox, the late David Langston and Johnny Mize voted to borrow the $4.3 million to purchase property along the canal. The fth person was me; I abstained from voting because at that time, I was the banker/loan of cer that provided the loan to the Port Authority. It would have been a con ict of interest for me to cast a vote. However, if I could have voted, I would have been in full support of the loan. The purchase of the property was necessary to enable the Port to have property to market for tenants and Port activity. Even though, at this time, the Port has not been successful in obtaining a tenant on that particular property, it has not been for lack of trying. The Port Commissioners, Port Director Tommy Pitts and the St. Joe Company are working endlessly to bring industry and jobs to our community; Eastern Shipbuilding is a great illustration of the efforts being put forth in the creation of jobs. Also, for the Citizens Improving Gulf County, I dont exactly know who the controlling Good Old Boys are but what I do know, is that we have a lot of Good People in our communities and our county; people who have been here all their lives or most of their lives, raised their children here, been strong pillars of the community; giving their time and efforts to give back to the community. This county has been through many trials in the past several years, we have and continue to survive these trials because of who we are: caring, thoughtful considerate people. My thoughts are the Good Old Boys are the Good Old People of Gulf County thats not a bad thing.Johanna WhitePort St. JoeThanks to YeagerDear Editor: Neither of us has ever publicly endorsed or written on behalf of a politician, however, we feel so strongly about Commissioner Warren Yeager and his accomplishments, that now is the time! We have met and worked with many politicians in our lifetime, however, we have never met one with more passion and commitment to his constituents than Warren Yeager. Many of the issues Warren has tackled require responsiveness, diligence, perseverance and years of relationship building, in order to move these issues successfully toward completion. In a time when property values and county income have declined, Warren has been able to work with the Board to make Gulf County not only a better place to live, but a better place for one of our staple industries, tourism. To this note, some of his accomplishments include developing Salinas Park Bayside which allows much needed bay access for both locals and tourists. The Park is a beautiful facility, including outdoor family pavilions and cookers, as well as recreation for people of all ages. This park is on the South end of the Bike Path, which due to Warrens perseverance with the Department of Transportation, now extends over ten miles from the St. Joe Peninsula State Park to Salinas Park. Other signi cant accomplishments include a new boat ramp with a oating dock at Depot Creek, improvements and repairs to Indian Pass Boat Ramp, repairs at both Cape Palms Park and to the sidewalks in Oak Grove. Warren has improved safety through not only road projects, however, major support of Gulf County re departments. Warren was instrumental in acquiring funds and providing support to build and equip a new Fire Station for the South Gulf County Volunteer Fire Department, which has resulted in decreased insurance costs, and provided much improved response for residents and tourist in Gulf County. The upgrade of C30, in process, will increase the safety for all travelers on C30 between Cape San Blas Road and Money Bayou. In the future this will include C-30 between Cape San Blas Road all the way to Port St. Joe. Gulf Countys operations are heavily supported by the tax base from the beaches of Gulf County. Critical to this is Warrens understanding of Federal CBRA legislation. In working with Congressman Southerland, legislation has been led and will be heard in Congressional Committee this fall to remove Indian Pass and Cape San Blas from CBRA designation. This will allow FEMA to support Gulf County with much needed restoration from loss due to storms. Warren has also been working with FEMA, and developed relationships over the years, which will resolve any issues for replenishment of sand lost during past and future hurricanes. Warren has worked closely with Congressman Southerland and others on the Restore Act, which has passed, and will bring tens of millions of dollars to Gulf County for economic and environmental projects. These projects will bring many jobs to Gulf County. In fact, due to Warrens efforts with Brian DeSernia of Eastern Shipbuilding, jobs are now available and applications are being accepted at the Gulf County Chamber of Commerce of ce. We appreciate the fact that Warrens commitment to the County has driven him to bring together several local government agencies, which has saved our county a considerable amount of money, as well as resources, by the committees working together to reduce some duplication of both efforts and funding. Also, Warrens, work on state committees has brought Gulf County to the forefront, Statewide. Locally, Warren participates and supports many nonpro t community based organizations and important county organizations like the Workforce Board, PSJ Port Authority, Downtown Redevelopment Agency, Gulf Coast State College and Sacred Heart Hospital. Thank you Warren for all you do. We appreciate your responsiveness to our issues, and, for always taking the high road.Dewey Blaylock and Julia CunninghamPort St. Joe Letters TO THE EDITOR

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LocalA6 | The Star Thursday, August 2, 2012 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 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 Paid by John Hanlon, Rep., for Supervisor of ElectionsEXPERIENCETHAT COUNTSPd.Pol.Ad. It has been my pleasure serving as your Assistant Supervisor of Elections. Now I ask for your consideration and support on August 14th, to become your next Supervisor of Elections. Your vote is greatly appreciated. I welcome any questions or comments at my email address John4SOE@gmail.com or my cell (850) 247-9538 Election Day voting on primary day will be 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET throughout the county. Grif n urges every voter to have a voter and signature identi cation ready when you arrive to cast their ballot, whether during early voting or the Aug. 14 primary. If a voter has moved since the last election it is also crucial that they contact Grif ns of ce at 229-6117 with the address change before you vote. It is a felony to vote in a precinct in which one does not reside. VOTING from page A1 CRIME from page A1apartment, Butler shot Gant between the eyes and shut his sliding glass door, leaving Everett to bleed outside the door. Butler called 911, nished cooking supper, sat down and began eating. Nugent arrived on the scene and contacted Butler by phone, at which time Butler told Nugent to come in, he was eating dinner and had put up the gun. Nugent said Butler acted as if inconvenienced when put under arrest, saying he could not understand the problem as he had only shot a (racial slur). Butler was in the Gulf County Jail being held without bond after rst appearance on Tuesday. PROGRAM from page A1about the processing and shing businesses involved. It shows the shing methods, who was involved, the type of boat it was caught on, and where it was caught, Wood said. All those pieces can be put together. An example marketing module from Woods Fisheries even provides a link to Woods favorite shrimp recipes like shrimp tandori, rock shrimp cooked like lobster and shrimp with orange barbecue sauce. In the short term I think it will help stem off some safety concerns. Why not provide the vehicle for everyone to see the process? Wood said. Its a fast, uid medium to present any valuable information about the product. After consumer con dence in Gulf seafood dwindled after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the GSMFC set out to restore that con dence by telling the story of how Gulf sh, oysters and shrimp make their way to Americans plates. The big idea is to really ensure con dence in Gulf seafood in the postdisaster environment, said GSMFC staff economist Alex Miller. Were de nitely trying to put the best type of system in place to restore that consumer con dence. Funding for the program stems from federal disaster funds from Congress and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) received after the spill. Miller and Wood agreed there are still some misperceptions about Gulf seafood. Wood vetted a concern from corporate representatives from the grocery chain Whole Foods earlier this week. Miller said a boost in consumer con dence potentially could lead to higher demand for the product and in turn a higher price. De nitely it can bene t the processor, the shermen, the whole supply chain, Miller said. It allows you to differentiate your product and Gulf seafood is a unique product. The program is largely geared toward seafood processors. Miller said of the about 200 processors in the Gulf Coast states, 36 have signed up thus far. He cited Woods Fisheries as one of the programs best participants. Woods already uses a trace register database so the grocery chains they sell to can certify their product. The original idea wasnt really a consumer product, but thats what it turned into, which I think is great, said Reese Antley, the director of business development for Woods Fisheries. Now Gulf Trace is taking it a step further. The consumer wants to feel safe with what theyre eating. After consumer con dence in Gulf seafood dwindled after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the GSMFC set out to restore that con dence by telling the story of how Gulf sh, oysters and shrimp make their way to Americans plates.

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LocalThe Star| A7Thursday, August 2, 2012 Honesty & Fairness for ALL Gulf County(Pd.Pol.Ad.) RESUME FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION1954 BORN TO THE FAMILY OF BUFORD & RUTH GRIFFIN PSJ 1972 GRADUATED HONORS PSJH 1972-75 GULF COAST COMM. CO. 1974-77 GULF CTY. SHERIFF OFC. 1977-84 GULF CTY. JUDGESOFC.REQUIREDTORESIGNTORUN FOR CLERKOF COURT1984-2000 CAPE SAN BLASREALTY & VACATIONRENTALS & SCALLOP COVE BPINVOLVEDINTHEDEVELOPMENTOFTHE CAPE,MAINTAININGOVER 200 INDIVIDUAL TRUSTACOUNTSEXCEEDINGMILLIONS; EMPLOYEDOVER 20 EMPLOYEES WHILE WORKINGASOWNERANDMANAGEROF THESE BUSINESSES1998-PRESENT RESTORATIONOF OLDERHOMES & NEWCONSTRUCTION: W Y V O N N E Wyvonne Griffin Pickett for Supervisor of ElectionsPD.FORBY W.PICKETT.DEMO,FOR SUPERVISOROFELECTIONSELECTWYVONNE@HOTMAIL.COMShes a lady...that knows what hard work is....and she will be the bestSupervisor of Elections VOTE Special to The StarThe Better Business Bureau of Northwest Florida is offering some suggestions for consumers during the upcoming sales tax holiday this weekend, Aug. 3-5. Plan ahead. Set a realistic budget and stick to it. Make a list of the items you need to purchase to avoid buying on impulse. Compare prices and shop carefully. Tax holiday sales and promotions may not always be the bargains they appear to be. Talk to the retailer. Before making a purchase, ask the merchant how refunds and exchanges are handled after the sales tax holiday has ended. Be aware of your surroundings at all times when shopping. Never leave your wallet, credit card or purse on a counter. Do not get overloaded with packages. Shop with a companion or ask for a security escort to your car. Dont leave bags or packages within plain sight in your vehicle and always lock your doors. Shop at retailers you know to be reliable. Always check with your BBB for a Business Review on the business. In June 2012 alone, your BBB of Northwest Florida provided more than 31,000 Business Reviews for consumers checking out a business marketplace record, including length of time in business, number of complaints and how they were resolved, licensing, bonding, insurance or registration that may be required for the business industry, and whether any government action had been filed against the business. BBB of Northwest Florida also provided more than 17,000 lists of BBB Accredited Businesses in specific industries last month. BBB Accredited Businesses meet and contractually agree to abide by BBBs Standards for Trust.BBB gives tips for sales tax holidayAPMyrtle Beach Mall general manager Joe Perl hangs signs to promote the upcoming sales tax holiday in South Carolina from Aug. 3-5. Florida and Georgia also will hold a sales tax holiday this weekend. MORE INFOFor additional information and advice, visit bbb.org.

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LocalA8 | The Star Thursday, August 2, 2012 I welcome your input and will gladly meet with you or your group Contact me at 229-1040, 340-0828, or e-mail keith@keithjonesforclerk.com The Clerk of the Circuit Court, who derives authority and responsibility from constitutional and statutory law and therefore SHOULD SERVE YOU THE TAXPAYERS as a:County Watchdog for citizens of Gulf County to ensure funds are expended for a public purpose and for the benet of the public as a whole.County Auditor performing a critical comptroller function which includes pre-auditing invoices prior to payment to ensure they are properly authorized and documented.BELOW ARE EXAMPLES OF WHERE THE CLERK HAS NOT PERFORMED THE DUTIES OF THE OFFICE OVER THE PAST 8 YEARS!Example 1: The Countys independent auditors reported expenses of the TDC were made without proper authorization or proper documentation. Your Clerk of the Court signed each and every check without performing the proper pre-audit of these expenses!(As reported in the TDC audit dated January 31, 2012) Example 2: The Gulf County TDC director was red for misappropriation of funds, when the Clerk of Court signed the checks! Who red the Clerk? Now is the VOTERS opportunity to do so! Example 3: Gulf County taxpayers paid for rst-class air travel. The Clerk of Courts job is to ensure that ONLY coach travel is paid for by the taxpayers of Gulf County.Delta Flight 2706 from Reno, NV to Salt Lake City, UT on July 21, 2010 paid from county funds. Delta Flight 152 from Los Angeles, CA to Atlanta, GA on July 21, 2010 paid from county funds.The Clerk IS NOT performing the duties of the ofce so critically needed by the taxpayers of Gulf County. I am giving you the opportunity through my candidacy to hold the ofce of the clerk ACCOUNTABLE! I have the education for the job which includes an accounting degree from Florida State University. I have been professionally licensed as a certied public accountant for 17 years. I have over 22 years of experience in government, corporate and private business. I AM PREPARED TO LEAD THIS OFFICE AND INSURE OUR COUNTY DOLLARS ARE PROPERLY SPENT FOR ALL THE CONSTITUENTS OF GULF COUNTY. I HUMBLY ASK FOR YOUR SUPPORT AND VOTE TO BE YOUR NEXT CLERK.(Pd.Pol.Ad.)Paid for and approved by Keith Jones, Democrat, for Clerk of Court LEGACY from page A1Its really neat when you pull up on (the reef) and theres sh swimming over it, she said. Thats what we did in the spring; we looked for cobia. After Johns passing, those wishing to honor his memory were asked to donate to the John Thompson articial reef fund in lieu of owers. The donations just kept coming in, Thompson said. The reef just kind of took on a life of its own. We far surpassed anything that we could have imagined. More than 35 boats carrying an estimated 300 people rode out to Bell Shoals last spring to pay tribute to John Thompson. Thanks to the many donations from the community, the MBARA will add three additional modules to the John Thompson Memorial Reef during its next deployment. His legacyhell always be remembered for who he was and what he was, Thompson said. The reef just gives us something tangible to go to in his memory. Since 1997, the MBARA has deployed more than 1,000 reefs in the Gulf of Mexico, many of which are memorial reefs or named reefs honoring loved ones. MBARA member Carol Cox said a memorial reef is considered a very ecological way to do a burial (in cases of cremation), and most reefs last for about 100 years. The plan is for them to last 100 yearsits just a great legacy to leave for your kids and grandkids down the road, Cox said. It can be visited by four generations. The MBARA provides the certicate of burial, photographs whenever possible and also a personalized tribute web page through their website, MBARA.org. Its been more successful in recent years now that we have it nailed down as a more formal process, Cox said. Its done during our larger state grant deployments to make it cost-effective. The memorial reef program is one Carol and her husband, Bob, are very passionate about. Bobs grandparents, John and Darlene Cox, were joined together in a memorial reef that also deployed in late April. It was Darlenes wishes that she and her late husband be reunited under the Gulf waters; the couple was married 60 years before John passed away. (Darlene) just really loved the ocean and loved what Bob was doing with the MBARA, Carol Cox said. That was one of her wishes for her and Grandpa to be joined together in an articial reef. When Darlene was 82, she went SCUBA diving for the rst time, and also enjoyed scalloping and watching for dolphins in St. Joseph Bay with her family. Even when she got to the point when she couldnt get in the water, she stayed on the boat and kept an eye on everyone, Carol Cox said. Shed help us clean the scallops sometimes and shed always help us eat them. I think a lot of it was just a way to be with family. John and Darlene were passionate travelers, and collected sea shells from their trips, which Darlene kept in a keepsake jar. The shells are now embedded in their memorial reef, with a white cross as the centerpiece, derived from scallop shells Darlene collected from the bay. Bob and Carol were involved in every step of the memorial reef process from the making to the deployment. That was the most emotional part, Carol said. Combining the ashes with Grandma and Grandpa together because they had been apart for so long. Left: Bob and Carol Cox help construct a memorial reef to honor their grandparents, John and Darlene Cox. Bottom left: Bonita Thompson enters her husbands favorite ling jig into his memorial reef. Bottom right: A starsh nds a new home near a recentlydeployed memorial reef. Photos by BOb B AND CAROL COX | mbara.org

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LocalThe Star| A9Thursday, August 2, 2012 Paid by Barbara Radcliff, Republican, for County Commissioner District 5 Pd. Pol. Ad. Early voting begins in two days. On August 14, 2012 we will know the name of the next commissioner from District 5, and I want to be that representative. I welcome the opportunity to show you a better way of the people. I am an individual who will speak up for the people, and I am been doing business in Gulf County their way for decades a way that excludes them from being subject to the rules the rest of us must follow. I would never be party to any backroom deals, and if I became aware of any questionable or unethical situation involving board members, I would not hesitate to speak up. I also believe in full adherence to the Florida Sunshine Laws. Elect me and I will give you better Gulf County government. I still believe in we the people and together we can forge a new relationship between county government and its citizens. I ask for your vote I would bring integrity, honesty and common sense to the Board.Please stop by my booth at the Scallop Festival Saturday, August 4, 2012. I would enjoy discussing the issues. YOUR VOTE COUNTS AUGUST 14, 2012 Pd. Pol. Ad. COUNTY JUDGEFOR Gun ShowAugust11th & 12th Panama City Panama City Fairgrounds Fairgrounds2080433Sat 9 -5 Sun 10-4C o n c e a l e d W e a p o n s C l a s s S a t / S u n 1 1 a m o r 2 p m Floridagunshows.com FREE PARKING TM1-850-309-1996 shredit.com Masters Degree Business Administration Dear Friends, Over the past several months I have tried real hard to get the message out about my candidacy for your property appraiser. I have tried to go door to door and have extremely enjoyed the visits and talks we have had. The weather has hindered me on some days and I know I have missed many of you when I visited and no one was at home. the tools needed to make a good decision on voting for me as your property appraiser. I the property owner and the county appraiser. I hope that message has been received. I have also given to you the thoughts of what I will do for you, which has included more spiked property values, my strong since of helping others, and my strong desire to to thank you for listening, thank you for reading my ads, my literature, and thank you for your consideration. My attempt to solicit your vote truly comes from the heart and a strong desire to serve you. I have tried so hard to help others in their real estate appraisal needs, real estate needs in general, and help others as a friend would. I hope to work hard for you supported my campaign for your property appraiser. Thank you once again and please Jamie Lester The Gulf County Sheriffs Ofce will be conducting vehicle safety checkpoints and DUI check points during the month of August 2012. The check points will be held throughout the county to include Highway 98 near St. Joe Beach, Highway 98 and Garrison Ave, C-30 Simmons Bayou, Highway 71 North of White City, Highway 22 and Highway 22A, Highway 71 and Westarm Creek, Highway 71 Dalkeith Area and Highway 71 near the Calhoun On 07/17/2012 Solomon Fisher, Jr., 40, was arrested on a warrant for battery; it is alleged that he struck the victim during an argument concerning a pool game at a local bar. On 07/17/2012 Terry L. Rhodes, 19, was arrested on warrants for reckless driving; it is alleged that several days prior he ran his ex-girlfriend off the road. He was also arrested on a warrant for violation of probation. On 07/18/2012 deputies responded to a burglary that had occurred at the Creekstop Grocery Store. An employee had found that the front door glass had been broken and there was a huge amount of blood on the ground. While the deputies were working the crime scene, the hospital called and said they had a patient who had a cut on his arm. Deputies made contact with Codie Ray Letchworth, 19, at Sacred Heart Hospital and he confessed to breaking into the store. He implicated Westley James Mayo, 18, as also being involved; both were arrested and charged with burglary. On 07/12/2012 Melissa Marie Waters, 31, and Christina Anne Rhoades, 29, were arrested in court for failure to pay child support. On 07/20/2012 Adrien Nicole Jordan, 30, a visitor at Gulf Correctional, was arrested for introduction of contraband into a correctional facility. On 07/14/2012 Curt Larson Johnson, 28, was arrested on a warrant for battery on a person over the age of 65; charges were later dropped at the request of the victim. On 07/20/2012 Cindel Johnson Alles, 56, was arrested for driving on a suspended drivers license. On 07/21/2012 deputies responded to a domestic disturbance in White City. The victim claimed her boyfriend head-butted her and threatened to shoot her and then kill himself. The victim ed and ran to a deputys home. Deputies arrived on scene and attempted to make contact with James Kelly Newman, 51, for several minutes without success. Deputies were able to spray a chemical agent into the travel trailer which forced Newman to come outside; he was arrested for aggravated Battery and aggravated assault with a rearm. On 07/21/2012 deputies tried to stop a truck driven by Abrahm Peacock, 34, concerning an incident that had occurred in Calhoun County. Peacock at rst refused to stop but did so after a short chase; he was arrested for eeing and attempting to elude. On 07/08/2012 Justin Heath Pierce, 22, was arrested on a warrant for battery it is alleged that he hit a man several times in the face at an altercation that occurred on 07/08/2012. On 07/23/2012 Tamica Thurman, 30, was arrested on a warrant for failure to pay child support. On 07/24/2012 Jerry Dale Goodwin, Jr., 41, was arrested on a violation of probation warrant; the original charge was felony driving with a suspended license. On 07/24/2012 deputies were called to a local bar concerning an unruly patron. Ramon Aguilar Alvarez, 41, was arrested for disorderly intoxication. On 07/25/2012 Brandon King Williams, 30, was arrested for failing to register as a convicted felon. On 07/26/2012 Jerry Lewis Gray, 48, was arrested on a warrant for stalking. GULF COUNTY SHERIFF ARREST LOG

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Good catches have been reported from the Pig Island and Towns beach area. Live shrimp or D.O.A. shrimp have made the most impact. Offshore action will improve this week as Amber Jack season will open again, making the long trip offshore a little more enticing. Good reports are coming in from Howard creek this week of nice sized bream and good number of cat sh, that is of course if you can nd a break in the constant afternoon storms. Lake Wimico and the Brothers are reporting on good bass catches on spinnerbaits and crankbaits this week as well. SPONSORED BY Star Staff ReportThe Mexico Beach Arti cial Reef Association is set to have its 16th Annual MBARA King sh Tournament on Saturday, Aug. 25. This one-day tournament is the biggest fundraiser for this all volunteer organization which has raised over a million dollars and built over 200 new arti cial reefs since l997. We are so thankful for all of the support we have received from our members over the years who know how important articial reefs are to our area for shing and diving, said Ron Childs, tournament director. It brings tourists to the area which means jobs and economic development for the local area. Just this spring we built over $100,000 worth of new reefs -actually we try to build new reefs every year. The tournament will host a Captains Party on Friday night at Beacon Hill Veterans Memorial Park right outside of Mexico Beach which will include smoked sausage, drinks, door prizes, Miss King sh and more. This is a change from the past when the Captains Party was at the El Governor Motel. The new location will be really nice with a view of the Gulf and plenty of parking and space for the thousand or so anglers who show up for this event, Childs said. We will have some great door prizes provided by Bluewater Outriggers and Half Hitch Tackle in Port St. Joe. The prize payout will be $3,000 for the rst place king, $2,000 for the second place king and $1,000 for the third place king. A special payout of $1,000 will go to the biggest Wahoo and $500 for the biggest Spanish mackerel. Second and third place Spanish will pay $300 and $200, respectively. The weigh-in will still be at the Mexico Beach Marina in Mexico Beach from 1-5 p.m. CT. Entry fee is $150 per boat, and the tournament shing begins at 5 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m. CST. The number of anglers on the boat is not limited. For complete details go to www.mbara.org and click on tournaments. You can pre-register online at the same website or go to Bluewater Outriggers and Half Hitch Tackle in Port St. Joe or Mexico Beach Marina in Mexico Beach. The weekend will conclude with a huge party on Saturday night at Toucans Restaurant and Bar in Mexico Beach for everyone in the tournament. Special to The StarThe bald eagle population is increasing in Florida, which continues to be one of the top spots in the lower 48 states for bald eagles to nest and raise their young. Based on its 2011 aerial survey, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) estimates there are 1,457 active bald eagle nests in Florida, nearly a 9-percent increase since 2008, when the state implemented a bald eagle management plan. Long-term success with bald eagles in Florida is re ected in the species recovery from just 88 active nests in 1973. Today at the Audubon Center for Birds of Prey in Maitland, leaders from the FWC and Audubon Florida highlighted the bald eagles recovery and the ongoing challenge of conserving these large raptors. They said celebrating the bald eagles resurgence in Florida was a great way to kick off the nations 236th anniversary of declaring independence. Bald eagles have made a remarkable recovery in Florida. The FWC and Audubon are working together to protect bald eagles in Florida, so these majestic raptors will continue to soar as a symbol of national pride and conservation success, said FWC Chairman Kenneth Wright. For 20 years, Audubon Florida has recruited citizen-scientists to monitor eagles and their nests through its EagleWatch program, active in more than 40 counties. By monitoring more than 20 percent of the states nesting pairs, these volunteers make a signi cant difference in conserving the species. Audubon is proud to have played a role in the bald eagles amazing success story in Florida, said Eric Draper, executive director for Audubon Florida. Our dedicated staff and EagleWatch volunteers, along with our state agency partners, have helped to identify potential threats to these magni cent birds and their nest sites, but our work is far from done. Together, we are leading the nation in the protection of this important and iconic species. Working with ranchers and other landowners to protect bald eagle habitat is another priority for Audubon, with its involvement going back 50 years to the start of the Cooperative Kissimmee Eagle Sanctuary Program. Floridas greatest concentrations of bald eagle nesting territories are clustered around coastal and freshwater areas such as the Kissimmee Chain of Lakes. In 2011, Osceola and Polk counties ranked rst and second, respectively, for highest number of documented bald eagle nests. Floridians and visitors are encouraged to get outdoors throughout the year to enjoy the states many parks and public lands and watch bald eagles soar. You can nd a Bald Eagle Nest Locator at MyFWC. com/Eagle. Bald eagles almost disappeared from the lower 48 states by the mid-20th century, with an estimated 417 pairs in the United States in 1963. The use of the now-banned pesticide DDT was causing eggshells to weaken and break under the weight of adults incubating eggs. Today, a healthy and stable eagle population in Florida will depend on continued availability of appropriate nesting and foraging habitats, as well as protection from disturbance during the nesting season. While the bald eagle is no longer listed as an endangered or threatened species, it is federally protected under the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act and Migratory Bird Treaty Act, and by state rule (F.A.C. 68A-16.002). It is illegal to feed, disturb, take or possess a bald eagle, its feathers, nest or eggs. The public can help conserve bald eagles in Florida by following state guidelines for activities near eagle nests, and by reporting new eagle nest locations to BaldEagle@ MyFWC.com. The goal of the FWC bald eagle management plan, developed with public input, is to maintain a stable or increasing bald eagle population throughout Florida. The FWC provides guidelines for avoiding disturbance to nesting eagles, and a permitting framework for activities that cannot adhere to the guidelines. Audubons Center for Birds of Prey contributes to eagle conservation through its specialized clinical care and EagleWatch program. The Center recently celebrated the 450th rehabilitated bald eagle released back into the wild since 1979. For more on bald eagles, go to MyFWC.com/ Eagle. For information on Audubons EagleWatch and Center for Birds of Prey, visit fl.audubon.org/ audubon-center-birdsprey. For information on volunteering to monitor eagles through EagleWatch contact eaglewatch@audubon.org. SPECIAL TO THE STARLast years winners Larry Lemieux and Russell Stewart with Miss King sh.MBARA king sh tourney setOur nations symbol soars in Florida

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PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA SP O RTS www.starfl.com ASection JOESLAWN CARE 850.323.0741JOES_LAWN@YAHOO.COM (Pd.Pol.Ad.) Please vote for our Dad on August 14th. www.VoteMitchBurke.com 850-227-5702 Thursday, August 2, 2012 Page 11From staff reportsPort St. Joe/Franklin County youth soccer registrationPort St Joe Youth Soccer registration for the fall soccer season will be from 5-7 p.m. ET Aug. 17 and 24 and from 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 18 and 25 at the STAC House. The STAC House is on Eighth Street in Port St Joe. Boys and girls ages 4 to 14 (or eighth grade) are invited to play soccer. Players must be at least 4 years old before Aug. 1 in order to play. Bring a copy of your childs birth certi cate to the registration. No experience is necessary. Registration fee is $60 per player; sponsor fee is $300 per team. Coaches, referees and sponsors are needed. Sign up at the time of registration.Port St. Joe volleyball newsThe Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School volleyball team completed conditioning July 26 and attended a team camp July 26-28 at Florida State University. The Lady Tiger Sharks had a great time and learned some valuable skills from the Lady Seminoles. FSU was a member of the NCAA Volleyball Final Four in 2011. Of cial practice begins at 3:30 p.m. ET Monday in the Port St Joe Jr./Sr. High School gymnasium. Practice will end a 6 p.m. All girls in grades 7-12 interested in playing volleyball should attend practice. Players must have a valid, up-to-date physical to participate. Varsity try-outs will be Aug. 14-15. The team is looking forward to an exciting season. Check them out on Facebook at www.facebook. com/tigersharkvolleyball.Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High SchoolVARSITY Aug. 24 at Cottondale 8 p.m. ET (Kickoff Classic) Aug. 31 Wewahitchka 8 p.m. ET Sept. 7 at Bozeman 8 p.m. ET Sept. 14 open Sept. 21 Blountstown 8 p.m. ET Sept. 28 Holmes County 7:30 p.m. ET Oct. 5 at Franklin County 7:30 p.m. ET Oct. 12 Rocky Bayou 7:30 p.m. ET (Homecoming) Oct. 19 FAMU 7:30 p.m. ET Oct. 26 at West Gadsden 7:30 p.m. ET Nov. 2 at Liberty County 7:30 p.m. ET Nov. 9 at Sneads 8 p.m. ET JUNIOR VARSITY Sept. 6 Franklin County 7 p.m. ET Sept. 13 at Wewahitchka 7 p.m. ET Sept. 18 at Shanks Middle 6 p.m. ET Sept. 27 Bozeman 7 p.m. ET Oct. 4 Wewahitchka 7 p.m. ET Oct. 11 open Oct. 18 at Franklin County 7 p.m. ETWewahitchka Jr./Sr. High SchoolVARSITY Aug. 23 Blountstown at home 7 p.m. CT Kickoff Classic Aug. 31 at Port St. Joe 7 p.m. CT Sept. 7 at Vernon 7 p.m. CT Sept. 14 R. F. Munroe 7 p.m. CT Sept. 21 Cottondale 7 p.m. CT Sept. 28 at Franklin County 7 p.m. CT Oct. 5 Graceville 7 p.m. CT Oct. 12 Tallahassee John Paul II 7 p.m. CT (Homecoming) Oct. 19 at Sneads 7 p.m. CT Oct. 26 at Bozeman 7 p.m. CT Nov. 2 open Nov. 9 West Gadsden 7 p.m. CT JUNIOR VARSITY Aug. 30 Franklin County 6 p.m. CT Sept. 6 at Liberty County 6 p.m. CT Sept. 13 Port St. Joe 6 p.m. CT Sept. 20 Sneads 6 p.m. CT Sept. 27 at Franklin County 6 p.m. CT Oct. 4 at Port St. Joe 6 p.m. CT Oct. 18 Bozeman 6 p.m. CTBy TIM CROFT227-7827 | @PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com Summer went quick in the Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High basketball program. Beginning shortly after school let out in May and continuing through this past weekend in Tallahassee, varsity, junior varsity and those hoping someday to be varsity and junior varsity, spent much of the summer brushing up on skills and hitting the weight room. You develop a team during the preseason and season, said Tiger Shark coach Derek Kurnitsky. You develop better players in the summer. That is when you can make them understand the value of the weight room and they can work on their skills. This was one of the best summers weve had. Not because of any wins or losses because they dont matter in the summer. It was one of the best summers for how hard they worked in the weight room and on their game. The more we practiced, the more they got in the weight room before practice. The work is essential for a team that remains, after a down season last year, painfully young. As with last year, there is one senior in the varsity rotation, Ramello Zaccarro. Kurnitsky noted he only has a few juniors. And lacking any huge size, this remains a program that must emphasize speed, pressure defense and running the full 94-feet to be successful. We are very young and while we have a bit of size, we dont have a lot, Kurnitsky said. But there is chemistry with this group of kids that you can not teach. The varsity took the stage early in the summer, spending much of June playing summer league ball at spots such as Liberty County, Blountstown and Marianna. The varsity, Kurnitsky said, played about 25 games. The varsity team also traveled to the Florida State University Camp in Tallahassee. We struggled a little bit early in the summer with the varsity, but by the end of the summer the team was playing better, Kurnitsky said. I think weve played pretty well. We are talented, but we are still young. The junior varsity played just under 20 games and was undefeated in summer ball until this past weekend when they placed second in the Big Bend Showdown in Tallahassee. The junior varsity participated in a team camp at Auburn University, nishing the camp unbeaten. We have have some really good shooters coming up, Kurnitsky said. The junior high was undefeated all summer until last weekend, and they really played well this summer. The Future Ballers, those youngsters not yet of junior high age, played about eight games this summer and, as the feeder program for the junior/senior high, looked promising, Kurnitksy said. Weve been going since school let out and have probably played more than 50 games, Kurnitsky said. In all we probably had 35-40 kids participate, which is great for the summer. I was really pleased. Now, it is time for a break before practices and the season pick up later this year. Theyve seen enough and heard enough of me, and Ive seen enough of them, Kurnitsky said. They need a break from me. But the good thing is most of the guys play football so I know they are going to get the work in the weight room, the discipline, the competition they need. That is one of the great things about coaching at a school like Port St. Joe: that consistency. I think it all got energized when the girls went to state in softball (in the spring). I think that kind of thing ripples across the school and athletics. Football SCHEDULES Sports BRIEFS SPECIAL TO THE STARThe Port St. Joe Junior High summer team was undefeated before completing its summer work by nishing second at the Big Bend Showdown in Tallahassee. Pictured back row, from left, are Ethan Sander, Trey Sanders, T.J. Williams, Aaron Paul and Tyson Davis. Front row are Kyron Batson (all-tournament team), Drew Jones, Jasmaine Thomas, Jarrett Browning and Jimmy Cummings. Summer fun on the hardcourt

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LocalA12 | The Star Thursday, August 2, 2012challenge last years 5,0006,000 attendees. Our (website) statistics were crazy over the past week, said Michelle Perrin, interim assistant director at the Gulf County Chamber of Commerce, which is sponsoring and organizing the event. The interest has been great. It is something I really like to see. The festival will include a bit of something for those young at heart, regardless of age, with a kids zone offering a host of games for the wee ones and a Classic Car Show on Saturday which should draw interest for generations of car enthusiasts. We probably have at least 70 vendors, Perrin said. I am very happy with that. And everything will be going on both days. Entry each day is free for children ages 6 and younger and those currently active in the military and presenting a current military identi cation. General admission is $5 per person on Friday and $5 per person on Saturday until the music starts cranking at 4 p.m. ET, when general admission will be $10. Friday starts with local businesses and an all-day merchant sidewalk sale where local artists and vendors will showcase their best work around the Port St. Joe business district. The gates, located on either end of Miss Zolas Drive near the Gulf County Welcome Center and adjacent to George Core Park, open at 5 p.m. ET on Friday. Reed Waddle will take the stage, built and donated several years ago by Big Fish Construction, from 6-8 p.m. and will be followed by The Kevin Jacobs Band at 9 p.m. The Kevin Jacobs Band will wrap up the night at 11 p.m. While the bands play, the kids zone and food, arts and crafts and service vendors will be open to provide an array of delicacies and, of course, all things scallops. A Classic Car Show will be held across Miss Zolas drive from George Core Park from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. ET. The car show, organized by Dana Boyer, will offer three $100 cash prizes and plaques will be awarded to the winners in the following categories: pre-war antiques (up to 1945), post-war classics (19451970), muscle cars (1970s), classics (1970s), modern (after 1980), Peoples Choice, Mystery Judges Award and modi ed (other than production engine or body). Dash plaques will be presented to the rst 50 entries and participants in the car show will be eligible for raf e prizes and car owners will receive two tickets to the festival. Im hoping for a good turnout, Boyer said. We had 35 last year and we have done everything we know what to do over the past three years to make this an annual event. We are hoping it builds on itself and we have even more entries this year. On Saturday, gates to the festival are open 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. with the full compliment of vendors and a lineup of music takes the stage beginning at 5 p.m. ET. Of special note, beyond the typical fried scallops on sale, Provisions, Gourmet by the Bay and the culinary school at Gulf Coast State College will be offering scallops in a bit fancier way. Each has prepared a scallop dish special for the festival. They will have something to offer that will be a little bit different, Perrin said. The music cranks up with 19 South at 5 p.m. ET followed by Hits & Grins at 6:30 p.m. At 9 p.m., Aaron Tippin, performer of hits such as Kiss This, Youve Got To Stand For Something, There Aint Nothin Wrong With The Radio and will perform as the featured artist of this years festival. For more information about the Florida Scallop and Music Festival, including scallop recipes, full schedule and map of events, check out the special section inside this newspaper. (Pd.Pol.Ad.) The business of the County is a responsibility not to be taken lightly. It should be conducted based on sound business principles not political well-connected at the expense of the average taxpayer. You deserve commissioners who will work to responsibly manage your tax dollars for the best interests of all of Gulf County. Pd.Pol.Ad.Joanna Bryan for County Commission District 3Paid for by Joanna Bryan, Republican, for County Commission Dist. 3 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 7008 Hwy. 98 St. Joe Beach, FL 32456 (850) 647-6167 FESTIVAL from page A1

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COMMUNITY www.starfl.com BPage 1Section Thursday, August 2, 2012Special to The StarCORONADO, Calif. (NNS) The son of a local Port St. Joe family recently completed his command tour with the Naval Special Warfare Group ONEs Logistics Support Unit (LOGSU-1) at Naval Amphibious Base Coronado, July 26. Although he has lived literally all over the world, outgoing Cmdr. John D. Cassani, considers Port St. Joe to be his hometown. The son of a Navy captain, Cassani was born in Fort Ord, Calif., but spent much of his youth at various Navy duty stations before his father retired in Port St. Joe. Cassani earned his bachelor of science degree in marketing from the University of West Florida and was commissioned through Aviation Of cer Candidate School in March 1991. In September 1992, he transferred to the Supply Corps and completed the basic quali cation course in May 1993. He earned his masters degree in acquisition and procurement from Webster University and completed the U.S. Armys Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., in 2001. He is married to the former Vicky Gudenburr, of Lake Orion, Mich., and they have four boys, Cameron, Kyle, Connor and Kaden. During his change-ofcommand speech, Cassani expressed his gratitude to the individuals of LOGSU1 for making his tour as commanding of cer a successful one. Most importantly, I want to thank the best crew in the Navy. Kenny Star Staff ReportThe Gulf County Sheriffs Of ce is investigating the discovery of grow elds in the north end of the county and a series of vehicle burglaries on the south end of the county. On July 25, investigators and the Bay County Sheriff Of ce personnel conducted aerial surveillance of areas suspected of growing marijuana. An area located northwest of West Drive in Dalkeith yielded nine marijuana plants approximately four to ve feet tall. Two plants were located behind a residence on Hoover Drive north of Wewahitchka. This discovery led to six additional grows areas in wooded areas north and south of Hoover Drive. Each of these areas yielded between two to nine plants each. A total of 38 plants were located and removed. Several suspects have been developed, and the investigation continues The GCSO is also investigating a series of vehicle burglaries in the Cape San Blas area that have occurred over the last month. Each report received was a burglary of an unlocked vehicle. Sheriff Joe Nugent encourages folks to lock your vehicle and remove any items of value. If you observe a suspicious person or vehicle please contact the sheriffs of ce at 850-227-1115. While a good description is important, please do not put yourself in any danger. If you have information regarding any of the burglaries in the Cape San Blas, Money Bayou and Indian Pass areas, please contact the sheriffs of ce or call Crime Stoppers at 850-785-8477. The Sheriffs Of ce is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for these burglaries. Star Staff ReportPort St. Joe, Fla. The Sacred Heart Health Systems Mission in Motion 40-foot bus will provide a variety of free health screenings in August at locations in Gulf and Franklin counties. The Mission in Motion team will also assist parents and guardians in understanding the health insurance options for their children through the Florida KidCare program. Eligibility determination & assistance with enrollment will be available. Currently, Florida ranks third in the U.S. for the number of uninsured children, with more than 500,000 without coverage. Mission in Motion will be visiting the Sacred Heart Medical of ces of pediatrician, Dr. Robert Head in Apalachicola from 9 a.m. to 12 noon ET on Aug. 3. In addition to Florida KidCare information, Mission in Motion will provide pediatric hearing and vision screenings. On Aug. 4, Mission in Motion will be found at the entrances to the Scallop Festival in Port St. Joe from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. ET. Adults can participate in non-fasting screenings for total cholesterol, blood sugar and blood pressure. For further information regarding Floridas KidsCare please call 850-4165060 or email InsureKidsNow@shhpens.org.Local completes command tour with Navy SEALsGulf County Sheriffs Of ce investigating grow eld, burglaries By TIM CROFT227-7827 | @PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com For 25 years, Melinda Mayton, a nurse at Childrens Healthcare of Atlanta Pediatric Hospital, has watched the ravages of cancer. She has been at bedsides to treat the children, watched as families bowed under the weight of a cancer diagnosis and seen the impact such a diagnosis can have on everything from sibling dynamics to household wealth. For more than two decades, Mayton has observed up close the progress being made in cancer treatment, the advances for treating a variety of cancers. Some things, however, painfully remain the same. The heartbreaking part, that has not changed, Mayton said last week as Blue Skies Ministries, an Atlantabased non-pro t Mayton founded several years ago to provide a respite from the regimen of cancer treatment, enjoyed another retreat in Port St. Joe. Everything really changes with a cancer diagnosis. Emotionally, family-wise, the family is still broken. But what if for one week you could get away from what is pulling you down? What if you could do that with 11 other families who understand, who get it, who know what you are going through? There is a connection there. Mayton thought of her own childhood in a large family of six girls, enjoying summer vacations going to the beach. She put the two together, the passion to provide some relief for families with young ones stricken by cancer and a love of the beach, and the result, in part, was Blue Skies Ministries, a faithbased organization that Mayton emphasizes is secular in purpose. We dont care what faith the families are because cancer does not discriminate, Mayton said. And we dont push our faith, we walk it out, That walking it out may be something as simple as making beds for a family in the morning, lending an ear to bend, or it may manifest itself in daily chapel. What separates Blue Skies Ministries, said Patti Friend, a volunteer from Westridge Church in Hiram, Ga., is that the focus is on the entire family unit, providing outlets for sisters and brothers often shunted to the sideline when a sibling has cancer and for parents whose marriages are tested by illness, fear and often staggering costs. Thats what I like about this ministry, it focuses on the whole family, Friend said during last weeks retreat windup, a Community Celebration in honor of the folks in Port St. Joe who have offered so much to the group over the past several years. As a volunteer, you get to unplug from your life for a week and plug into somebody else. You forget about all your troubles. These are just kids. They just dont feel good maybe that day. (Blue Skies Ministries) have given back to several families at our church, so we give back. Weve had a blast. We love the area. Each weeklong retreat, and last weeks was the third this summer, is structured in a looseygoosey fashion. There are scheduled activities last weeks included guitar classes, a soccer clinic and something called the Biscuit game, which is a fave and also time for the pool or beach or reading or whatever strikes the fancy of the families. And each family is paired with a volunteer family. The volunteers not only offer monetary donations to Blue Skies but become something of hospitality hosts for the families they are paired with. Everybody gets a lot of focus and TLC, Mayton said. Tarpley Herlihy is a 10-year-old from Atlanta. Her mothers friend had a daughter who passed away from cancer at age 7. Herlihy and her family became volunteers for Blue Skies. We make up the beds in the morning, and we put things on their pillows at night to remind them of the next days activities, Herlihy said. Like for todays celebration, we put a red, white and blue Offering blue skies to young ones battling cancer PHOTOS BY TIM CROFT | The Star10year-old Tarpley Herlihy and her family serve as volunteers to assist families on retreat with Blue Skies Ministries. CMDR. JOHN D. CASSINISee SKIES B5 See NAVY B5 Top: The young cancer patients served by Blue Skies created a banner of thanks to the Port St. Joe community. Bottom: One youngster passionately embraced the red, white and blue theme, from ags to hair.Sacred Heart to assist with healthcareMission in Motion will be in area Friday and Saturday to help enroll children

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B2 | The Star Thursday, August 2, 2012During the summer, most of us are between gardens that is, we have just about nished harvesting all the vegetables from our spring gardening efforts, and preparations for the fall vegetables garden havent begun yet. Summer is a good time to inventory your gardening project. Take a careful look at the problems you had, and the rewards you enjoyed from your spring garden. Keeping track of the things that went wrong, as well as things that went right, will help you have a more successful garden this fall. First of all, if you still have vegetables in your garden, you should begin a weekly spray program. Were into the rainy season now, which means hot, wet days, and warm, humid nights, the right conditions for insect and disease pests to ourish. Tomato or corn fruit worms and pickle worms can be extremely destructive Even those pests which havent been over whelming thus far, such as aphids, cabbage worms, squash borers, and corn budworms, are expected to become severe during the rainy season. So protect your garden vegetables with a good spray program. Be on the lookout for the spread of plant diseases. Diseased plants should be pulled out and disposed of as soon as possible. Plants remaining in the garden should be sprayed weekly with a good fungicide. If youve noticed the mosaic virus in your vegetable garden, and wondered it if could spread to your fruit trees. Our Fruit Specialist says that theres little chance of that happening. Mosaic virus is quite speci c to its host plant, and will usually attack just those plants in close proximity in the garden. However, you should keep your garden as free of weeds as possible. Weeds can host the mosaic virus. Summer is a good time to evaluate the seed varieties you selected for the spring garden. Ask yourself such questions as: did the variety produce a strong vigorous plant? What about the quality of the vegetables itself? How about disease resistance? Try to make notes of the varieties which did well and those that didnt, so youll have some idea of the ones youll want to include in the fall vegetables garden. Summer is also a good time to observe the bene cial effects of mulching. If you mulch your spring garden, youll notice that you have very few weeds, whereas our neighbors unmulched garden might be overrun with a dif cult weed problem. Nematode injury is also much milder on mulched vegetables. While nematodes will attack mulched vegetables, their effects are not as severe, because of the healthier root zone of the mulched plants. The most striking observation youll make about mulching is the way it controls soil moisture. Vegetable grown on unmulched hot, sandy soils will droop and wilt, while those grown in mulched gardens will stand tall. Ive seen all kinds of things used for mulching, including the traditional oak leaves, pine straw, hay and wood shavings in some cases plastic materials. I have seen used old tires used in gardens to support tomato and pepper plants. Two or three plants were planted in each tire in a position where the fruit could rest on the tire rather than on the ground, reducing the possibilities of fruit rot. For more information on summer garden roundup, contact the Gulf County Extension Service @ 639-3200, 229-2909 or visit our website: gulf.ifas. u .edu. OFTHEWEEKPET St. Joseph Bay Humane SocietyMeet Robin, a beautiful young adult cat. Robin has a wonderful personality. She is very patient, loving and keeps her kennel clean and tidy. Robin would love a family of her own where she would be safe and loved. This wonderful girl deserves a second chance at a furrever home. If you can give her one she promises to be purrfect. Robin has been fully vetted and is ready for her new home. If you are unable to adopt at this time, perhaps you could foster or make a Donation. All pets adopted from SJBHS will be current on vaccinations and spayed/neutered. Please do not hesitate to email townsend.hsdirector@ gmail.com or adoptbaystjoe@gmail.com or call the St. Joseph Bay Humane Society at 850-227-1103 and ask for Melody or Debbie! Online applications are available at www.sjbhumanesociety.org Adoption fees include our cost of spay/neuter and current vaccinations. Remember to ask about our sponsored pets with reduced fees and our Pets for Patriots. 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 Thursday-Saturday 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!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 Qualications: Expertise in: New Patients WelcomeCall Toll Free888-681-5864 For more info www.seclung.com LUNG AND SLEEP DISORDERS DR. ROB GARVER THURSDAY & FRIDAY NIGHTSPECIALS 6:00 9:00HOURS: 236ReidAve (850) 229.71218 OZ RIBEYE SPECIAL OR SHRIMP SPECIAL WITH 2 SIDES: $11.95Orders served with:CHEESE GRITS, FF, BAKED POTATO, SALAD AND BREAD **AWARD WINNINGDESSERTS** MARRIED TO BUDDY FOR 48 YEARS LINDA, BUDDY, SON EDWARD, & DAUGHTER CATHERINE...ALL PSJHS GRADUATES GRANDCHILDREN CAITLIN, CHANDLER, AND GABRIELLE...ALL FUTURE PSJHS GRADUATES 40-YEAR MEMBER AND SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER AT FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH THE WOOD FAMILY HAS OWNED AND OPERATED WOODS FISHERIES FOR 5 GENERATIONSPaid for and approved by Linda Wood, Candidate for School Board District 3(Pd.Pol.Ad.) FOR HOMETOWN EXPERIENCE...VOTE LINDA WOODRE-ELECT LINDA WOOD for SCHOOL BOARD, DISTRICT 3 SocietyBryan and Shanna Watson are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Brynleigh Jade Watson, born June 6, at 4:47 p.m. She was 7 pounds, 0.6 ounces, and 20 inches long. Brynleighs grandparents are Phil and Catherine Collier and Bobby and Towan Kopinsky of Port St. Joe, and Craig and Sandra Watson of Blountstown. Great-grandparents are Larry and Jean Peters of Port St. Joe, Carlton and Marilyn Van Lierop of Blountstown, John and Wandis Scott of Marianna, Jimmy and Yvonne Watson of Bristol, the late B.A. Collier and the late Cecil and Mary Alice Lyons all of Port St. Joe. Star Staff ReportA class on eBooks will be held at the Corinne Costin Gibson Memorial Gulf County Library 1-2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28 in the librarys meeting room. The class will teach participants how to download free eBooks to your Kindle, Nook, iPad or other device. Class size for this free class is limited so registration is urged. Call 2298879 to register and reserve your seat.Star Staff ReportGulf County Senior Citizens, at 120 Library Drive in Port St. Joe, is asking for donations of non-perishable foods for our lowincome seniors such as juice, canned tuna and chicken, soup or vegetables. Small inexpensive bingo prizes are always needed for our clients that love to play bingo several times a week. We provide a hot nutritious noon meal Monday through Friday to seniors 60 and over. Transportation may be available to our meal sites. Anyone interested in coming to our sites in Port St. Joe or Wewahitchka for meals and activities or who would like to donate any of the items listed above may call Debbie at 229-8466.Star Staff ReportA meet and greet in Gulf County honoring U.S. Rep. Steve Southerland (Florida, District 2) will be held 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. ET on Monday, Aug. 6 at the Indian Pass Raw Bar, at 8391 Indian Pass Road in Port St. Joe. The public is encouraged to attend and meet Rep. Southerland.The Summer Garden Roundup Brynleigh Jade Watson is bornSenior citizens needs your helpSoutherland meet and greetLearn about eBooks ROY LEE CARTERCounty extension director

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The Star| B3Thursday, August 2, 2012 What separates Jay Bidwell from other candidates for Gulf County Superintendent of Schools?Experience.only Personal commitment.only parent Qualications.only Choose the experienced candidate. Choose the committed candidate. Choose the qualied candidate. Please vote for and elect Jay Bidwell for Gulf County Superintendent of Schools! Phone: (850) 639-2949 Cell: (850) 890-4851 Email: jaybidwellforsupt@fairpoint.net POLITICAL ADVERTISEMENTPAID FOR AND APPROVEDBY JAY BIDWELL, DEMOCRAT FOR SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS. (Pd.Pol.Ad.)Political advertisement paid for and approved by Jamie Lester, Republican, for Property AppraiserCitizens of Gulf County, For a number of years, you have been fortunate to have had Mr. Kesley Colbert serve as your County Property Appraiser. On August 14th, you will have an Colbert is vacating through retirement. That gentleman is James E. (Jamie) Lester, Jr to hit the road running and insure that your ad valorem tax assessments are fair and equitable, that your maps are accurate, and that everyone deserving s greatest assets is that he is a people person and will go the extra mile to listen to you and help you any way possible within the law. How do I know Jamie so well? Because I grew up in Wewahitchka where our families were next door neighbors, and I have known him ever since. Jamie served in the did an outstanding job. Prior to that, he served as the Okaloosa County Value Adjustment Board Special Magistrate where he heard taxpayer appeals and Appraiser, borrowers and lenders throughout Northwest Florida. His appraisal experience goes on and on. I cannot imagine that anyone else in the race is remotely as opportunity to choose your next Property Appraiser. I hope you will take advantage of it and vote to elect Jamie Lester. I assure you, the Gulf County Sincerely, School NewsStar Staff ReportOn July 17, several students from Mr. Browns class at Wewahitchka Elementary School were invited to come to the classroom to preview new technology that will be offered in their classroom when they return on Aug. 13. Mr. Browns class has been selected by the Gulf County Schools Director of Special Services, Ms. Deborah Crosby, to be a Universal Design Learning (UDL) Model classroom. Mr. Anthony Cooley from the Panhandle Area Educational Consortium (PAEC) in Chipley, Florida has been able to provide additional computers and the associated technology to assist the students in the areas of Reading, Math, Science, and Writing. Student Trenton Pynes summed up his classmates feelings when he commented that he wished that school could start tomorrow. With attitudes such as these, great things are sure to happen.First-year Success Leads to Second-year Funding PANAMA CITY, FL Gulf Coast State College has been awarded continued funding for the Teacher Quality Grant project begun this summer in partnership with the Panhandle Area Educational Consortium (PAEC). Following a successful rst year, the $500,000 grant will fund the second year of the three-year Biology Partnership Project. Twenty-eight science teachers from around the Panhandle participated in the project at GCSC in June. With classroom instruction, lab activities, eld studies, mentoring and lesson plan writing, the project is designed to equip the teachers with everything they need for the classroom over three years. The grant was written by Dr. Susan Butler, GCSC Social Sciences Division Chair, and administered by Dr. Linda Fitzhugh, Natural Sciences Professor at GCSC. With a focus on beyond-the-book inquiry learning, the unique project brought the teacher-students together with master teachers and colleagues and provided them with the tools to carry out in their classrooms everything they learned. Were proud of the fabulous job our faculty and staff have done to benet these teachers and, ultimately, all the students theyll have in their classrooms. Its a truly worthwhile project and were happy to continue it another year, said Gulf Coast President Dr. Jim Kerley. PAEC will again be involved. Weve been working with education entities for more than 40 years in northwest Florida, and we promote any kind of teacher/administrator preparation and Department of Education initiatives. PAEC grant writer and curriculum consultant Dawn Ramirez said. With this kind of focused training, we show them what to do, then give them the tools to do it with. Its one thing to teach it, but we make sure they leave here with what they need so their students learn too. Each teacher received a classroom kit worth about $3,000 and a jump drive loaded with all the course material they would needno downloading or link-chasing required. Star Staff ReportThe Port St. Joe High School Class of 1972 is planning a reunion for Oct. 6. Details are not nal, but the organizers want the word out and ask all classmates to put the date on their calendar. Any questions or suggestions should be directed to Wyvonne Pickett (rwpickett@ gmail.com) or Steve Atchison (jsa123154@yahoo.com). They are open to suggestions and want to have a great 40 year get-together.Special to The StarPort St. Joe High School Class of 2002: Mark your calendars for Labor Day Weekend 2012 for our 10 year high school reunion festivities. Activities include a welcome happy hour, family beach day and dinner reception. For more information, contact Maclain at maclainbenton@gmail.com or on her cell 227-5803. See you there!Kyle Perry looks on while Tyler Stark, Jonathan Cain, and Trenton Pynes check out some of the new technology that will be waiting for them on the rst day of school.Ready and Willing GCSC receives $500,000 grant PsSJHsS clCLAssSS OfF REUNION clCLAssSS REUNION

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FAITHPage B4 www.starfl.com Jerry Arhelger, SOUTHERLAND FAMILY FUNERAL HOME507 10th Street Port St. Joe(850) 229-8111 TO KNOW CHRIST AND TO MAKE HIMKNOWNST. JAMES EPISCOPAL CHURCH800 22ND STREET, PORT ST. JOE8:00 and 11:00 a.m. (EST) Sunday School 9:45 www.stjamesepiscopalchurch.orgCome worship with us! Rector Father Tommy Dwyer St. Peters Church, ACC(Traditional Services 1928 BCP) Morning Prayer & Holy Communion Sunday...............10:00 A.M. Community Healing Service 6:00 P.M. 4th Thursday of Every MonthThe Rev. Dr. D. Pete Windham, Priest The Rev Lou Little, Deacon Services Temporarily at Senior Citizens Center, 120 Library DriveAn Unchanging Faith In A Changing World Morning Prayer & Holy Communion Sunday...............10:00 A.M.The Rev. Lou Little, PriestServices Temporarily at Senior Citizens Center, 120 Library Drive An Unchanging Faith In A Changing World COMFORTER FUNERAL HOMEW. P. Rocky ComforterL.F.D.(850) 227-1818 www.faithchristianpsj.net (850) 229-6707 9:45 10:30 10:45 6:00 Our Church can be your homeFirst Church of the Nazarene2420 Long Avenue Port St. Joe, Florida 32456 (850) 229-9596 Give unto the Lord the glory due His name, worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness. Psalm 29:2Sunday School............................10 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship ...........11 a.m. Sunday Evening Worship ..............6 p.m. Wednesday Evening Service ....... 7 p.m. A Spirit Filled Outreach Oriented Word of Faith ChurchHOME OF THE POWERHOUSE YOUTHMINISTRIESPastors Andrew & Cathy Rutherford Welcome you to worship with us: Sunday 10:30am SundayNight Prayer 6pm Wednesday 7pm www.familylifechurch.net 323Reid Ave ~ Downtown Port St. Joe, FL ~ 850-229-5433 Deborah Tuttle Wednesday: Children: 6:15 p.m. ET Youth: 6:15 p.m. ET Choir: 7:00 p.m. ET First Baptist Church 102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE Buddy Caswell, Minister of Music & Education Bobby Alexander,Minister to StudentsNew Service Schedule for First Baptist ChurchSunday School & Worship Service .................. 9:00 am Sunday School & Worship Service ................. 10:30 am Sunday Evening Adult Bible Study ................. 6:00 pm Wednesday Night Supper .......................... 5:30 pm Wednesday Night Adult Prayer Meeting ............. 6:30 pm Wednesday Night Children's Ministry activities ....... 6:30 pm Wednesday Night Youth Ministry activities ........... 6:30 pm www.fbcpsj.org Wednesday Night Youth Ministry activities www.fbcpsj.org Jeff Pinder Pastor SundaySunday School.............9:00 am Worship Service............10:30 am Youth Groups...............5:30 pm New Service Schedule for First Baptist ChurchSunday School & Worship Service .................. 9:00 am WednesdayWednesday Night Supper..............5:00 6:15 pm ............................5:45 6:10 pm Nursery........................................6:00 7:30 pm .......................................6:15 7:30 pm Surrender Student Ministry...........6:15 7:30 pm The Unshakable Truth Journey.....6:15 7:30 pm Celebration Choir Rehearsal........6:30 7:30 pm Prayer Meeting...........................6:30 7:30 pm Praise Band.............................7:30 9:00 pm(Rehearsal in Sanctuary) SUNDAY : WORSHIP AT SUNSETPARK 8 AM 10:30 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 Thursday, August 2, 2012This business invites you to visit the church of your choice this week.The story about Abimelech should teach us a lesson today. You cant get power and keep it by driving people away. All through the Bible it was done that way. In politics and churches its still done today. Friendships broken, tears shed, and heartaches by the score. Someone has to have his or her way, always wanting more. I pray for my leaders daily hoping theyll see the light. They are human like all of us, and none of us are always right. Sel sh ambition will bring a church down. If you doubt what I say, just look around. You cant serve two masters it tells us in the Word. It tells us in Matthew 6:24, which Im sure youve either read or heard. As it stands right now some want to serve the pastor. The choice is yours, but as for me Ill serve my Lord and Master. Billy JohnsonCommunity Yard SaleThe Highland View Assembly of God, at 248 Dolphin Street in Highland View, is holding a community yard sale this Saturday, Aug. 4 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET. Spaces are free to the public but those interested in selling must bring their own tables. For more information please call 229-7161. Tent Revival featuring Evangelist Thomas BoozerThere will be a Salvation and Healing Tent Revival at 1249 Hwy. 22 South in Wewahitchka beginning Aug. 3. The revival will be held nightly, excluding Sundays, at 7:30 p.m. CDT. Evangelist Thomas Boozer will be preaching the word of God. Everyone is invited to attend. For more information call 229-465-3312. Come expecting your miracle. Special to The StarNothing is more important than ensuring a successful future for your child, and at Faith Christian School, we inspire your child to reach his or her full potential with caring, involved teachers and challenging curriculum. With individualized student plans and small class sizes, each child is given the attention he or she needs to help with individual challenges. In every setting we reinforce the same Christian values and character qualities you teach at home. Each subject offers a Biblical worldview without compromising the validity of the topic. FCS also offers computer, music, and Spanish classes to help your star student achieve. In this world of unlimited opportunities make the decision now to give your child the best education possible. Open House for preschool, elementary, and middle school students is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, August 10. This is a great opportunity to meet the teachers, examine the curriculum, and see what FCS can offer your family. Faith Christian School is still enrolling students for the upcoming school year. Visit the campus Monday through Friday between the hours of 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET, call 2296707, or visit our web site: www.FaithChristianPSJ. net for more information. Vennie Mae Byrd, age 80, went to be with the Lord on Thursday July, 26, 2012 surrounded by her loved ones. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, and sister. She was born in Port St. Joe, Florida to the late Price Gay and Pauline Pierce on March 9, 1932. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Gene Byrd; her daughter-in law Myra Sue Byrd; and great-granddaughter Brittney Howell. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Gene Byrd; her parents, father, Price Gay and her mother, Pauline Gay Pierce. Left to cherish her memory are her sons, Larry Byrd, Sr., Gerald Byrd and wife Sarah; her daughters Brenda Carroll and husband Charles, and Angie House; her grandchildren, Theresa Howell (Chris), Larry Byrd, Jr., Mary Ann Ramsey (Chris), Greg Byrd (Kelli), Sharity Bateman (Josh), Tina Povisil (Joe), Cory Carroll, Jessica Brake, Cassidy House; and 10 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sisters, Opal Floyd and Willie Mae Watson; and brother Benjamin Gay. Relatives and friends were received from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. EST on Tuesday July 31, 2012 at Highland View Church of God. Funeral immediately followed. Arrangements are being handled by Comforter Funeral Home in Port St. Joe, FL.Vennie Mae Byrd ObituaryYou have a choice Faith BRIEFS The Lions TALE The Lions Tale

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LocalThe Star| B5Thursday, August 2, 2012 Vote for Phil LanfordSuperintendent of Schools(Pd.Pol.Ad.) Paid by Phil Lanford, Dem., for Superintendent of Schools cookie on each pillow. We wait until everybody has eaten before we eat, and we help clean-up. We just help with whatever they might need. For me, the most fun is the pool and the beach. To Mayton, the fun is the little steps in the right direction she sees with each retreat the couple tense and at wits end when they arrive found a few days later walking hand-in-hand on the beach; the brothers and sisters, often forgotten, who become almost heroes for a few days; the wheelchairbound child who is able to snorkel for the rst time. Those are the wins against disease that permits few winners. A lot of these families have not laughed in a while, and to see them laugh and forget about things, I dont know honestly who gets more out of it, the families or me and the volunteers, Mayton said. Some of these people have never seen a beach. Well, I cant make your child better, but I can make sure you enjoy time on a beach. I would not trade this for anything. I love it. I feel fortunate to do it. When people ask me what Blue Skies is, I say something wonderful. The families do not pay a cent beyond their transportation to Blue Skies headquarters in Atlanta. The families come primarily from the Southeast, Mayton said, but not all reside below the Mason-Dixon line. And, her ministry has found a partner in the community of Port St. Joe, hence last weeks Community Celebration. Along with a low country boil and short parade around WindMark Beach, the stricken children had painted the imprints on their hands on an autographed Thank You sign. This community has been so warm and welcoming, Mayton said. They do everything possible to accommodate us. They are just terri c. This would not be possible without their support. Chesney says it best in a song, I didnt get here alone. While that is certainly true, I certainly would not have lasted without the support and professionalism of 400 of the nest military and civilian personnel in the Navy, Cassani said. Looking back at his time as the LOGSU1 commander, he is impressed with his crews ability to sustain and deliver. LOGSU-1 is the go-to command for everything from ballpoint pens to 50-caliber sniper ri es, Cassani said. Even after two years I am still absolutely amazed at the amount of material that we move each week and the scope of responsibility that our sailors and civilians are assigned. Cassanis next assignment is with the Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa. Commissioned in 2001, LOGSU-1 is a subordinate command of Naval Special Warfare Group ONE, consisting of more than 20 Navy ratings. Nine different departments, including supply, air department, engineering and several others, help maintain training facilities and support combat deployments to the Central and Paci c Command theaters of operation in support of the war on terrorism. Top Left: Elvis, a youth pastor at a church in Georgia, was on hand last week to help bless and partake in the food at the low country boil held by Blue Skies Ministries as a toast to the community of Port St. Joe. Bottom Left: Families of those children stricken with cancer are the rst ones through the line at the low country boil, as volunteers assist in serving and clean-up. Top: With each retreat serving 12 families with children stricken by cancer, the Blue Skies founder said there is a natural connection among SKIES from page B1 NAVY from page B1 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: 8-31-12 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

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B6 | The Star Thursday, August 2, 2012 Trades & Services GET YOUR AD IN227-7847TODAY!CALL 227-7847 GET YOUR AD INCALL TODAY! 229-1324 PROFESSIONAL FLOOR CARE, INC.Residential and Commercial Carpet and Upholstery CleaningServing the entire Gulf Coast area Ceramic Tile and Grout Cleaning RVs Cars Trucks Vans 24 Hour Emergency Water Extraction J.J.s Tree Service, LLC Stump Grinder Licensed & Insured Call John : (850) 899-8432 Dri Brite Brite Brite Brite Brite 850-229-966315 Years of Service!Steam Cleaning & Remediation 24 Hour Water Extraction dbutler@coastalcoverage.com Locally owned and operated Home Business Auto Health Workers Comp 9454 HWY 98 BEACON HILL AT THE MEXICO BEACHCITY LIMITS (850) 647-2971 MEXICO BEAC H C ITY L I M ITS (850) 647-2971 9454 HWY 98 BEACON HILL AT T H E MEXICO BEAC H C ITY L I M ITS (850) 647-2971 GREAT SELECTION OF ALL YOUR FAVORITE BEER, WINE & SPIRITS KARAOKE & DJ IN THE CROWS NEST PANAMA REDD ON THE POOP DECK COMEENJOYTHESUNSETRANDYSTARK WITH ART LONG ON SAX ON THE POOP DECK 2 FOR 1 BEER AND DRINKSALL DAY & ALLNIGHT ~ POTLUCK ~SPECIALGUEST PERFORMER NEAL JAMES 7PMET Enjoy the Scallop Festival and Upcoming Events at the Lookout 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 Star Staff ReportThe St. Joe Co. has promoted Jorge Gonzalez to senior vice president, development. Gonzalez will be responsible for land entitlements, business development and public relations/affairs for the company, with an emphasis on the Port of Port St. Joe, according to a company news release. The term entitlements refers to obtaining legal approval for the right to develop property for a certain use. Prior to joining St. Joe in 2002, Gonzalez was a consultant in private practice. He holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from Florida State University. He serves on the boards of numerous charitable and economic-development organizations, including the St. Joe Community Foundation, the Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce and the FSU Panama City Campus Development Board. He is also a member of the executive committee of the Bay County Economic Development Alliance and the Urban Land Institute. During the past decade, Jorges experience and knowledge of the entitlement process has been invaluable to St. Joe, St. Joe Co. CEO Park Brady said in the release. In his new position and as a member of the executive team, he will continue to play a major role in helping to implement the companys strategies and initiatives. The St. Joe Co. is a Florida-based real estate developer and manager. The company owns about 573,000 acres of land concentrated primarily in Northwest Florida. The majority of land not under development is used for growing and selling timber or is available for sale. The company also owns various commercial, resort and club properties.By KHRYSTEN KEYSStar Staff Intern The Goodwill Career Training Facility would like to extend a helping hand to Gulf Countys unemployed and employed. The training facility offers free skills training for those seeking a better job or simply a job. For those without a high school diploma, Goodwill also offers free GED preparation classes. The program is not exclusively for people seeking employment. It also nds employees for employers. We will prescreen employees for companies, Tandra Burns, the facilitys employment specialist, said. Our mission is to help people achieve independence through employment, Burns said. To ensure that the mission is met, the facility not only follows the employee for six months after employment but offers a 12-week job club class. This includes classes on anger management, applications, time management and skill and resume building. Elderly people who want to better familiarize themselves with computers are also urged to visit the training facility. All the classes are self-paced, and the equipment is easy to use even if they have seeing problems. Although the program is relatively new to the Port St. Joe area, the Goodwill Career Training Facility, funded by sales from the Goodwill store and donations, has been offered around the country since the turn of the century. We want to stress that everything here is free, says Burns.Special to The StarThe Goodwill Career Training Center in Port St. Joe will be hosting its rst job fair on Wednesday, Aug. 15, from 1:30-4:30 p.m. ET at the Gulf County Senior Citizens Association Building at 120 Library Drive. Your participation in this event will be a great support to the community as well as to the Goodwill mission of helping people nd suitable employment and looking for the right individual for your business. There are only 15 tables available for this event, so employers need to register early. Set up and tear down will be provided. Companies are asked to provide company identi cation for their table (banner, name plate), employment applications or printed instructions on application process and a representative to man their table. Goodwill will spread the word about this event throughout Gulf, Bay and Franklin counties. We will be notifying the Work Force centers in Port St. Joe and Panama City. We are expecting a diverse group of potential employees to attend. To register, please contact Tandra Burns at 850-229-1273 or by email at psjctc@goodwillbigbend.St. Joe names new vice presidentGoodwill offers career training facilityGoodwill to host Big Bend Job Fair JORGE GONZALEZ Our mission is to help people achieve independence through employment.Tandra Burns Goodwill Career Training Facillity employment specialist During the past decade, Jorges experience and knowledge of the entitlement process has been invaluable to St. Joe. Park Brady St. Joe Co. CEO Business

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CLASSIFIEDSThursday, August 2, 2012 The Star | B7 88481S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2011 501 CA GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC 7360 S. Kyrene Road Tempe, AZ 85283 Plaintiff, vs. HERBERT WATKINS A/K/A HERBERT PAUL WATKINS, IF LIVING, BUT IF DECEASED, THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES OR HERBERT WATKINS A/K/A HERBERT PAUL WATKINS, DECEASED, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT, NORMA WATKINS A/K/A NORMA J. WATKINS, and CITIFINANCIAL EQUITY SERVICES, INC., Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: HERBERT WATKINS A/K/A HERBERT PAUL WATKINS, IF LIVING, BUT IF DECEASED, THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES OF HERBERT WATKINS A/K/A HERBERT PAUL WATKINS, DECEASED, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, LINDER, AND AGAINST THF; NAMED DEFENDANT, NORMA WATKINS A/K/A NORMA J. WATKINS: YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a civil action has been filed against you in the Circuit Court, County of Gulf, State of Florida, to foreclose certain real property described as follows: BEGIN AT THE NORTHWEST (NW) CORNER OF THE NE 1/4 OF SECTION 33, TOWNSHIP 5 SOUTH, RANGE 11 WEST, AND RUN EAST FOR 210 FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH FOR 210 FEET; THEN RUN WEST FOR 210 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH FOR 210 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; LYING AND BEING IN SECTION 33, TOWNSHIP 5 SOUTH, RANGE 11 WEST, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA ;TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 2000 HOMES OF MERIT, TWIN MANOR MOBILE HOME, 24 x 42, SERIAL NUMBER: FLHMB-6576-44793A &B. Commonly known as: 1680 PLEASANT REST RD., WEWAHITCHKA, FLORIDA 32465. You are required to file a written response with the Court and serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Timothy D. Padgett, Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is 2878 Remington Green Circle, Tallahassee, Florida 32308, at least thirty (30) days from the date of first publication, and file the original with the clerk of 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. Dated this 11th day of May, 2012. Rebecca Norris Clerk of Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk July 26, Aug 2, 2012 88381S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No: 2012 CA 000106 CENTENNIAL BANK, successor in Interest to BAYSIDE SAVINGS BANK, Plaintiff, vs. MELISSA BURGESS WALDEN; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY, INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE; and STATE OF FLORIDA, DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE; and any unknown heirs of PHILIP M. WALDEN, JR. or, any other parties claiming an interest in the estate of PHILIP M. WALDEN, JR, deceased, Defendant. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: All persons claiming by, through, under, or against the estate of Philip M. Walden, Jr., deceased who died on June 7, 2011: YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage lien on real property and a security interest lien on personal property located Gulf County, Florida described as follows: Real Property PARCEL A1 COMMENCE AT A CONCRETE MONUMENT MARKING THE INTERSECTION OF THE SOUTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY OF COUNTY ROAD NUMBER C-30A WITH THE EASTERLY RIGHT OF WAY OF HALL STREET AS PER THE RECORDED PLAT OF MONEY BAYOU SUBDIVISION, A SUBDIVISION AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 28 OF THE OFFICIAL RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE RUN ALONG SAID SOUTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY SOUTH 82 DEGREES 24 MINUTES 50 SECONDS EAST 107.14 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE ALONG SAID LINE AND SAID RIGHT OF WAY SOUTH 82 DEGREES 24 MINUTES 50 SECONDS EAST 39.25 FEET TO A ROD AND CAP; THENCE LEAVING SAID RIGHT OF WAY SOUTH 01 DEGREES 06 MINUTES 16 SECONDS WEST 141.99 FEET TO A ROD AND CAP; THENCE SOUTH 01 DEGREES 24 MINUTES 49 SECONDS WEST 117.79 FEET TO A ROD AND CAP; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 38 MINUTES 41 SECONDS WEST 44.72 FEET TO A ROD AND CAP; THEN NORTH 02 DEGREES 28 MINUTES 22 SECONDS EAST 265.42 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, CONTAINING 0.25 ACRES MORE OR LESS. AND ALSO PARCEL A2 COMMENCE AT CONCRETE MONUMENT MARKING THE INTERSECTION OF THE SOUTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY OF COUNTY ROAD NUMBER C-30A WITH THE EASTERLY RIGHT OF WAY OF HALL STREET AS PER THE RECORDED PLAT OF MONEY BAYOU SUBDIVISION, A SUBDIVISION AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2 PAGE 28 OF THE OFFICIAL RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE RUN ALONG SAID SOUTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY AS FOLLOWS SOUTH 82 DEGREES 24 MINUTES 50 SECONDS EAST 107.14 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT; THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 82 DEGREES 24 MINUTES 50 SECONDS EAST 39.25 FEET TO A ROD AND CAP; THENCE SOUTH 82 DEGREES 24 MINUTES 50 SECONDS EAST 10.06 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING CONTINUE SOUTH 82 DEGREES 24 MINUTES 50 SECONDS EAST 50.71 FEET TO A ROD AND CAP; THENCE LEAVING SAID RIGHT OF WAY RUN SOUTH 00 DEGREES 18 MINUTES 35 SECONDS WEST 135.31 TO A ROD AND CAP; THENCE NORTH 88 DEGREES 44 MINUTES 27 SECONDS WEST 52.26 FEET TO A ROB AND CAP; THENCE NORTH 01 DEGREES 06 MINUTES 16 SECONDS EAST 140.88 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, CONTAINING 0.16 ACRES MORE OR LESS. TOGETHER WITH A 5 FOOT WIDE PEDESTRIAN EASEMENT BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBES AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT A CONCRETE MONUMENT MARKING THE INTERSECTION OF THE SOUTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY OF COUNTY ROAD NUMBER C-30A WITH THE EASTERLY RIGHT OF WAY OF HALL STREET AS PER THE RECORDED PLAT OF MONEY BAYOU SUBDIVISION, A SUBDIVISION AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2 PAGE 28 OF THE OFFICIAL RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE RUN ALONG SOUTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY SOUTH 82 DEGREES 24 MINTUES 50 SECONDS EAST 107.14 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT; THENCE LEAVING SAID RIGHT OF WAY RUN SOUTH 02 DEGREES 28 MINUTES 22 SECONDS WEST 265.42 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING RUN NORTH 89 DEGREES 38 MINUTES 41 SECONDS EAST 5.01 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 02 DEGREES 28 MINUTES 22 SECONDS WEST 398.49 FEET TO A POINT LYING ON THE APPROXIMATE MEAN HIGH WATERLINE OF THE GULF OF MEXICO; THENCE RUN ALONG SAID WATERLINE NORTH 87 DEGREES 50 MINUTES 37 SECONDS WEST 5.00 FEET; THENCE LEAVING SAID WATERLINE RUN NORTH 02 DEGREES 28 MINUTES 22 SECONDS EAST 398.27 FEET TO THE POINT OF BGINNING. Personal Property Together with all rights, easements, appurtenances, royalties, mineral rights, oil and gas rights, all water and riparian rights, ditches, and water stock and all existing and future improvements, structures, fixtures, and replacements that may now, or all any time in the future, be part of the real estate described above (all referred to as Property). Has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to on Megan F. Fry, Esquire, the plaintiffs attorney, whose address is P.O. Box 13010, Pensacola, Florida 32591-3010 on or before August 20th, 2012 and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on the plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. DATED this 16th day of July, 2012; BECKY NORRIS Clerk of the Court B.A. Baxter By: Deputy Clerk July 26, August 2, 2012 88379S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 232007CA000476CA XXXX WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. MICHAEL T. MURPHY; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MICHAEL T. MURPHY IF ANY; H. EMORY MURPHY; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF H. EMORY MURPHY IF ANY; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEARIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT (S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HAIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES OR OTHER CLAIMENTS; BARRIER DUNES HOME-OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; WACHOVIA BANK N.A.; JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION, Defendants. AMENDED NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE is hereby given that the undersigned Clerk of the Circuit Court of Gulf County, Florida, will on the 16th day of August, 2012, at 11:00am ET, 1000 5th Street, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following-described property situated in Gulf County, Florida: UNIT 127 OF BARRIER DUNES, AS DESCRIBED IN PROTECTIVE COVENANTS, CONDITIONS AND RESTRICTIONS OF BARRIER DUNES, RECORDED IN OR BOOK 107, PAGE 227, PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA AND AS AMENDED AT O.R. BOOK 110, PAGE 805; O.R. BOOK 128, PAGE 118 AND O.R. BOOK 130, PAGE 34, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. Pursuant to the Final Judgment entered in a case pending in said Court, the style of which is indicated above. Any person or entity claiming an interest in the surplus, if any, resulting from the foreclosure sale, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must file a claim on same with the Clerk of Court within 60 days after the foreclosure sale. WITNESS my hand and official seal of said Court this 16th day of July, 2012. 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. Rebecca Norris CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: B.A. Baxter Deputy Clerk July 26, Aug 2, 2012 88023S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 23-2011-CA-000342 REVERSE MORTGAGE SOLUTION, INC. Plaintiff, vs. UNKNOWN SPOUSE HEIRS, BENEFICIARIES, DEVISEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEE AND ALL OTHER WHO MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST IN THE ESTATE OF VIOLET E. HARRISON, DECEASED; 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; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ON BEHALF OF THE SECRETARY HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT; UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION ON THE PROPERTY Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION To the following Defendant(s): UNKNOWN SPOUSES HEIRS, BENEFICIARIES, DEVISEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEE AND ALL OTHER WHO MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST IN THE ESTATE OF VIOLET E. HARRISON, DECEASED. Last Known Address: 220 N CANAL DR. PORT ST. JOE, FL 32456 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following described property: THE NORTH 25 FEET OF LOT TWENTY FIVE (25) AND THE SOUTH 48 FEET OF LOT TWENTY SIX (26), BLOCK SEVENTY SIX (76), UNIT NO. ONE (1), ST. JOSEPHS ADDITION TO AN OFFICIAL PLAT THEREOF ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. a/k/a 1008 MCCLELLAND AVENUE, PORT ST. JOE, FL 32456 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it, on Marinosci Law Group, P.C., Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is 100 W. Cypress Creek Road, Suite 1045, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309 on or before July 27, 2012, a date which is within thirty (30) days after the first publication of this Notice in THE STAR and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter, otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demand in the complaint. This notice is provided pursuant to Administrative Order No. 2.065. IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, Persons with a disability needing special accommodation in order to access court facilities or participate in a court proceeding at any courthouse of court program, should within two (2) days of receipt of notice, contact Court Administration to request such an accommodation. Please contact the following: Court Administration, P.O. Box 826, Marianna, Florida 32447; Phone: 850-718-0026; Hearing & Voice Impaired: 1-800955-8771; Email: ADARequest@jud14.flcour ts.org WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court this 19th day of June, 2012. Rebecca L. Norris As Clerk of the Court By: B.A. Baxter As Deputy Clerk Submitted By: Marinosci Law Group, P.A. 100 W. Cypress Creek Road, Suite 1045 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 (954) 644-8704 Fax: (954) 772-9601 July 26, Aug 2, 2012 thestar@pcnh.com The Stars Online Ad Placement

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B8| The Star Thursday, August 2, 2012 CLASSIFIEDS 88353S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that NuTax 1 GP 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. 1542 Application No. 2012-31 Date of Issuance: May 28, 2010 R.E. No. 06269-892R Description of Property: Lot 9, Block D, Seagrass Subdivision, according to the Plat thereof recorded in the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida, in Plat Book 5, Page 1. Name in which assessed: Steven Delonga and Ryan Dwyer 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 22nd day of August, 2012. Dated this 17th day of July, 2012. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk July 19, 26, Aug 2, 9, 2012 Publishers Notice SCAM To avoid possible scams, it is recommended that consumers should verify caller information when receiving calls regarding credit card payments. Consumers should also contact the local company themselves instead of giving this information to individuals who are contacting them directly. Extra Mile Pet SittingHome visits/overnight in the comfort of your pets home. Gulf & Bay County Diana 227-5770 Dan 227-8225 extramilepetsitting.com YORKIE AKCAdorable 8 week old puppies. Health Certified and 1st shots. Male $500 Females $600 Mom & dad on premise. Please call 850-774-1229 Panama City Area Port. St. Joe: 1405 Constitution Dr. (Hwy 98) 8/4 & 8/5 Sat. & Sun.9a-3pANTIQUES PLUS SALEFurn, lamps galore,oak chairs, WWII Navy Landing Charts, other vintage stuff-almost new#5 ton A/C w/ heat pump, water heater, columns, tile Come Rain or ShineText FL19243 to 56654 Hunting Lease Member Wanted near Port St. Joe. 2,100 Acres. Deer and Turkey, etc. Member fee $500. For details: 850-227-5052 Pool Above Ground 13 x 36 all chemical and test strips $60. Call 850-648-4228 Text FL18622 to 56654 88661S PUBLIC NOTICE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS RFP 2012-06 Sealed bids for City of Port St. Joe for replacement of a Diesel Engine at the Chipola Pump Station will be received at City Hall, 305 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida 32456 up until 4:00 PM EST, Friday August 17, 2012. Bids will be publicly opened and acknowledged, Friday August 17, 2012, at 4:05 PM EST, in the City Commission Chambers. Bids shall be submitted in a sealed envelope, plainly marked with bidders name, address, date and time of opening, and bid number for Replacement of #1 Pump Diesel Engine at the Chipola Pump Station. DESCRIPTION OF WORK: Provide and install, diesel engine (per codes/regulations) and final drive (gear reduction unit) equal in final (pump) power and speed to replace existing Caterpillar D13000 engine and gear reducer. Engine equipped with at least standard controls and at least one dry contact for engine trouble monitoring. Alignment will be documented through all components including coupling to #1 pump. Max pump speed under load will be verified at 460 RPM. Provide basic training for operation. All components will be new (exception; pump coupling may be used), and listed separately or within an owners manual. (two copies). Provide acceptable plan for engine exhaust connection to existing through wall piping. Provide estimated start and completion dates. For questions concerning this project, please contact Bob Lyles at 850-229-6390 or Cell (850) 527-4688. The City of Port St. Joe reserves the right to accept or reject any and all Statements of Bids in whole or in part, to waive informalities in the process, to obtain new Statements of Bids, or to postpone the opening pursuant to the Citys purchasing policies. Each Statement of Bid shall be valid to the City of Port St. Joe for a period of sixty (60) days after the opening. The City of Port St. Joe is an Equal Opportunity Employer August 2, 9, 2012 88683S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, STATE OF FLORIDA CASE NO.: 12-42-CA CENTENNIAL BANK, as successor in internet to COASTAL COMMUNITY BANK, Plaintiff, vs. WATERFRONT GROUP WETAPPO, LLC, a Florida limited liability company; WATERFRONT GROUP FLORIDA, LLC, a Florida limited liability company; MARK R. ADKINS; WILLIAM N. ADKINS; and WETAPPO PRESERVE OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., a Florida not-for-profit corporation Defendants. CLERKS NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO F.S. CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accordance with the Partial Summary Judgment of Foreclosure dated July 23rd, 2012, in Case No. 12-42-CA of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida, in the above-styled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Gulf County Courthouse in Port St. Joe, Florida at 11:00 AM ET, on August 23, 2012 the following described property: Lots 13, 20, 39, 40, 42, 44, 45, 46, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 56, 71, 72, 74, 75, 76, 94, 95 122 and 164 of WETAPPO, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 5, Page(s) 36, of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. DATED: July 27, 2012 REBECCA L. NORRIS Clerk of the Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk July 2, 9, 2012 88657T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 12-00037-CA CENTENNIAL BANK, An Arkansas banking corporation, successor in interest to Bayside Savings Bank, Plaintiff, vs. DEBRA P. WIBBERG, a/k/a DEBRA M. PEDEN, the unknown spouse of Debra P. Wibberg, a/k/a Debra M. Peden, Barrier Dunes Homeowners Association, Inc., and unknown tenants or other parties in possession, Defendants. CLERKS NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accordance with the Order Adopting Report and Recommendation and Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated July 13, 2012, in the abovestyled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Front Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida 32456, at 11:00 a.m. (Eastern Time) on August 23, 2012, the following described property: UNIT 153, 128 PARKVIEW COURT, BARRIER DUNES Commence at the Northwest Corner of Government Lot 4, in Fractional Section 36, Township 8 South, Range 12 West, Gulf County, Florida, and thence run North 00 degrees 12 minutes 24 seconds East, along the Easterly Boundary Line of Government Lot 2 in said Fractional Section 36, for a distance of 999.95 feet: thence leaving said Easterly Boundary Line of Government Lot 2, run North 89 degrees 47 minutes 36 seconds West for a distance of 348.31 feet: thence run North 05 degrees 33 minutes 00 seconds East 588.54 feet to a point on a non-tangent curve, thence run Southeasterly along said curve for an arc distance of 32.91 feet, through a central angle of 94 degrees 16 minutes 37 seconds, having a radius of 20.00 feet (said curve bearing South 41 degrees 34 minutes 53 seconds East 29.32 feet) to a point on a curve to the right, thence run long said curve Southeasterly for an arc distance of 59.20 feet, through a central angle of 38 degrees 32 minutes 40 seconds, having a radius of 88.00 (said curve bearing South 69 degrees 26 minutes 21 seconds East 58.09 feet), thence run North 38 degrees 02 minutes 13 seconds East a distance of 27.51 feet, thence run South 49 degrees 34 minutes 55 seconds East 16.00 feet, thence run North 40 degrees 25 minutes 05 seconds East 7.00 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. From said POINT OF BEGINNING thence run South 49 degrees 34 minutes 55 seconds East a distance of 16.00 feet, thence run North 40 degrees 25 minutes 05 seconds East a distance of 42.00 feet, thence run North 49 degrees 34 minutes 55 seconds West a distance of 16.00 feet, thence run South 40 degrees 25 minutes 05 seconds West a distance of 42.00 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. DATED on July 26, 2012. Becky Norris Clerk of the Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk August 1, 9, 2012 88681S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO.: 2012-CA-000038 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP, Plaintiff, vs. KENNETH LOYD AND CRYSTAL LOYD, et al. Defendant. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated July 24, 2012 and entered in 2012-CA-000038 of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida, wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP, is the Plaintiff and KENNETH L. LOYD JR. A/K/A KENNETH LEE LOYD; CRYSTAL ANN LOYD; UNKNOWN TENANT #1 N/K/A JOHN WALSH; UNKNOWN TENANT #2 N/K/A RHONDA WALSH are the Defendant(s). Benny Lister as the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Front Lobby 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL 32456 at 11:00 AM E.T. on August 23, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THE NORTH ONE HALF OF THE SOUTHEAST ONE QUARTER OF THE NORTHEAST ONE QUARTER OF SECTION 36, TOWNSHIP 4 SOUTH, RANGE 10 WEST, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 59 EAST ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF THE NORTH HALF OF SAID SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER, 472.891 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE ALONG SAID LINE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 53 EAST 134.547 FEET TO THE WEST RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF HURD STREET (HAVING A 60 FOOT RIGHT OF WAY), THENCE NORTH 01 DEGREE 23 EAST ALONG SAID WEST RIGHT OF WAY LINE 245.33 FEET, THENCE DEPART SAID RIGHT OF WAY LINE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 59 WEST ALONG THE SOUTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF COLLEEN STREET (HAVING A 60 FOOT RIGHT OF WAY) 124.35 FEET, THENCE DEPART SAID RIGHT OF WAY LINE SOUTH 03 DEGREES 46 WEST 245.52 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. DESCRIBED AS PARCEL 2 IN PLAT RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 433 PAGE 978 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must rile a claim within 60 days after the sale. DATED this 26th day of July, 2012 Rebecca L. Norris As Clerk of the Court By: BA Baxter As Deputy Clerk August 2, 9, 2012 88543S PUBLIC NOTICE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS RFP 2012-05 Sealed bids for City of Port St. Joe for replacement of the Police Station roof will be received at City Hall, 305 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida 32456 up until 4:00 PM EST, Friday August 10, 2012. Bids will be publicly opened and acknowledged, Friday August 10, 2012, at 4:05 PM EST, in the City Commission Chambers. Bids shall be submitted in a sealed envelope, plainly marked with bidders name, address, date and time of opening, and bid number for City of Port St. Joe Police Station Roof Replacement. DESCRIPTION OF WORK: Work consists of removing all existing roofing above the Police Station. Installation of one UL 30LB base, one mopped glass base and one granulated single ply. Area of wall above the roof line will also be hydro stopped with a sealant. The work to be performed should also be warranted for a period of five years. For questions concerning this project, please contact Charlotte Pierce at (850) 229-8261. The City of Port St. Joe reserves the right to accept or reject any and all Statements of Bids in whole or in part, to waive informalities in the process, to obtain new Statements of Bids, or to postpone the opening pursuant to the Citys purchasing policies. Each Statement of Bid shall be valid to the City of Port St. Joe for a period of sixty (60) days after the opening. The City of Port St. Joe is an Equal Opportunity Employer July 26, August 2, 2012 88617S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY. CASE NO. 12-31 PR IN PROBATE IN RE: The Estate of JAMES FRANK FINCHER, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: The administration of the estate of JAMES FRANK FINCHER, deceased, File Number 12-31 PR is pending in the Circuit Court for Gulf County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Gulf County Courthouse, Probate Division, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Boulevard, Port St. Joe, FL 32456. The name and address of the personal representative and that personal representatives attorney are set forth below. ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is served within three months after the date of the first publication of this notice must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. The date of the first publication of this Notice is August 2, 2012 Ancillary Personal Representative RANDALL C. FINCHER 124 Valley Circle Calhoun, GA 30701 Attorney for Ancillary Personal Representative THOMAS S. GIBSON RISH, GIBSON & SCHOLZ, P.A FL BAR NO. 0350583 116 Sailors Cove Drive P.O. Box 39 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 (850) 229-8211 August 2, 9, 2012 88355S 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. 1073 Application No. 2012-30 Date of Issuance: May 28, 2010 R.E. No. 03607-000R Description of Property: Lots 12, 14, and 16, Block 7, of Beacon Hill Addition, according to the plat thereof on file in the Office of the Clerk of Circuit Court, Gulf County, Florida, according to the plat filed by M.D. Taylor and H.H. Bullard and other plats and records filed in the Office of the Circuit Court Clerk, Gulf County, Florida. Said lots lying in Original Lot Three (3) and being in Section Thirty (30) and Thirty-One (31), Township Six (6) South, Range Eleven (11) West. Name in which assessed: Charlie Mack Brock 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 22nd day of August, 2012. Dated this 17th day of July, 2012. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk July 19, 26, Aug 2, 9, 2012 88633S PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Commission of the City of Port St. Joe, Florida, at its meeting on the 21st day of August, 2012, at 6:00 P.M., EDT, in the regular Commission meeting room at the Municipal Building, Port St. Joe, Florida, will have the 2nd reading and consider for final adoption the following Ordinance with the following title: ORDINANCE NO. 484 AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING AND ENACTING A NEW CODE FOR THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA; PROVIDING FOR THE REPEAL OF CERTAIN ORDINANCES NOT INCLUDED THEREIN; PROVIDING A PENALTY FOR THE VIOLATION THEREOF; PROVIDING FOR THE MANNER OF AMENDING SUCH CODE AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Copies of the Ordinance are available for public inspection during normal working hours at City of Port St. Joe City Hall, located at 305 Cecil G. Costin Sr., Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida. Interested persons may attend and be heard at the public hearing or provide comments in writing to the City Commissioners, City of Port St. Joe City Hall, 305 Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida. Transactions of the public hearing will not be recorded. Persons wishing to appeal any decision made during the hearing will need a record of the proceeding and should ensure a verbatim record is made, including the testimony on which the appeal is based. Any person who wishes to attend and requires assistance may call the City Clerks Office at (850) 229-8261, Ext. 129. CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA BY: S/ Mel Magidson, Jr Mayor-Commissioner Attest: S/ Charlotte M. Pierce City Clerk August 2, 2012 88577S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 23-2011-CA-000210 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO WACHOVIA BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST, CHARLOTTE ODOM A/K/A CHARLOTTE M. ODOM A/K/A CHARLOTTE MONIREA ODOM, DECEASED, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION To: THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST, CHARLOTTE ODOM A/K/A CHARLOTTE M. ODOM A/K/A CHARLOTTE MONIREA ODOM, DECEASED. Last Known Address: Unknown 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: THE WEST 60 FEET OF LOT 3 AND THE EAST 8 FEET OF LOT 2, BLOCK 6, C.L. MORGANS ADDITION TO WEWAHITCHKA, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 33, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH 2004 FLEETWOOD OAK KNOLL 28X52 DOUBLE -WIDE MOBILE HOME, SERIAL NUMBERS: FAFL334A76671-0K31 AND GAFL334BY6671-OD31, WHICH PERMANENTLY AFIXED AND LOCATED ON THE ABOVE DESCRIBED PROPERTY. A/K/A 127 JM GRIFFIN DRIVE WEWAHITCHKA, FL 32465 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defense within 30 days after the first publication, if any, on Albertelli Law, Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is P.O. Box 23028, Tampa, FL 33623, and file the original with this Court either 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 2nd day of July, 2012. Rebecca Norris Clerk of the Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk July 2, 9, 2012 88351S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that NuTax 1 GP 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. 1543 Application No. 2012-32 Date of Issuance: May 28, 2010 R.E. No. 06269-896R Description of Property: Lot 11, Block D, Seagrass Subdivision, according to the Plat thereof recorded in the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida, in Plat Book 5, Page 1 Name in which assessed: Seagrass Properties, LLC All of said property being in Gulf County, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the front Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe Florida at 11:00 AM, E.T., Wednesday, the 22nd day of August, 2012. Dated this 17th day of July, 2012. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk July 19, 26, Aug 2, 9, 2012 87806S NOTICE OF ACTION BEFORE THE BOARD OF NURSING IN RE: The license to practice nursing of Dana M. Hewlett, R.N. P.O. Box 1323 Port St. Joe Florida 32457 CASE NO.: 2011-10928 LICENSE NO.: R.N. 9210333 The Department of Health has filed an Administrative Complaint against you, a copy of which may be obtained by contacting, Casey Cowan, Assistant General Counsel, Prosecution Services Unit, 4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin #C65, Tallahassee Florida 32399-3265, (850) 245-4640 If no contact has been made by you concerning the above by August 23, 2012, the matter of the Administrative Complaint will be presented at an ensuing meeting of the Board of Nursing an informal proceeding. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending this notice not later than seven days prior to the proceeding at the address given on the notice. Telephone: (850) 245-4640, 1-800955-8771(TDD) or 1-800-955-8770(V), via Florida Relay Service. July 12, 19, 26, Aug 2, 2012 88557S 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. 1603 Application No. 2012-33 Date of Issuance: May 28, 2010 R.E. No. 06292-135R Description of Property: Lot 7: A portion of the East 250.00 feet of the West 1/2 of Government Lot 2, Fractional Section 22, Township 9 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida, being more particularly described as follows: COMMENCE at an iron rod marking the intersection of the East line of the West 1/2 of Government Lot 2, in Fractional Section 22, Township 9 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida, with the North right of way line of County Road No. 30-E, said point being 100.00 feet North of the centerline of C-30-E; thence along said East line of the West 1/2 of Government Lot 2, North 00 Degrees 50 Minutes 49 Seconds East, 446.84 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING, thence leaving said East Line, South 90 Degrees 00 Minutes 00 Seconds West, 62.16 feet; thence South 00 Degrees 00 Minutes 00 Seconds East, 32.44 feet; thence North 90 Degrees 00 Minutes 00 Seconds West 99.65 feet; thence North 09 Degrees 36 Minutes 51 Seconds East, 16.10 feet; thence North 15 Degrees 25 Minutes 52 Seconds East, 41.24 feet; thence North 09 Degrees 39 Minutes 58 Seconds East, 24.22 feet; thence North 02 Degrees 02 Minutes 07 Seconds East, 29.88 feet; thence North 06 Degrees 01 Minute 13 Seconds East, 158.04 feet; thence North 12 Degrees 02 Minutes 20 Seconds West, 31.18 feet; thence North 90 Degrees 00 Minutes 00 Seconds East, 141.23 feet to a point on the East line of West 1/2 of said Government Lot 2; thence along said East line, South 11 Degrees 50 Minutes 49 Seconds West, 210.88 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING/ Said lands containing 0.76 acre, more or less. Name in which assessed: Centennial Bank 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 29th day of August, 2012. Dated this 24th day of July, 2012. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk July 26, August 2, 9, 16, 2012 88562S 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. 1446 Application No. 2012-35 Date of Issuance: May 28, 2010 R.E. No: 06246-000R Description of Property: COMMENCING on the Northwest Corner of Section 36, Township 8 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida, thence South along the West line of said Section 36, for 1320.00 feet, thence North 89 Degrees 59 Minutes 36 Seconds East 881.56 feet to a point on the Easterly right of way line curve of County Road No. 30 (formerly State Road 10 and 30), said point being 33.00 feet from the radial to the center-line of said County Road; thence continue North 89 Degrees 59 Minutes 36 Seconds East 543.00 feet; thence South 00 Degrees 11 Minutes 49 Seconds West 446.70 feet for the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence continue South 00 Degrees 11 Minutes 49 Seconds West 229.00 feet; thence North 89 Degrees 56 Minutes 23 Seconds West 404.09 feet to a point on the Easterly right of way line curve of said County Road No. 30, said point being 33.00 feet from and radial to the center-line of said county road; thence Northerly along said arc of a curve concave Westerly and having a radius of 6013.79 feet through a central angle of 20 Degrees 12 Minutes 16 Seconds for 231.38 feet; said arc having a chord bearing and distance of North 08 Degrees 59 Minutes 07 Seconds West 231.36 feet; thence leaving said right of way line curve, North 89 Degrees 59 Minutes 36 Seconds East 441.01 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Name in which assessed: Charles Allen Davis and Stephanie Marie Davis 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 29th day of August, 2012. Dated this 24th day of July, 2012. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk July 26, August 2, 9, 16, 2012 88509S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEEN JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2010-CA-000495 BRANCH BANKING AND TRUST COMPANY, Plaintiff, vs. STEVEN DELONGA and RYAN S. DWYER, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure dated July 12, 2012 and entered in Case No. 2010-CA-000495, of the Circuit Court of the Fourteen Judicial Circuit in and for GULF County, Florida, BRANCH BANKING AND TRUST COMPANY, as successor in interest to Colonial Bank by asset acquisition from the FDIC as Receiver for Colonial Bank, is Plaintiff and RYAN S. DWYER; STEVEN DELONGA; and SEAGRASS HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash by public sale, in front of the entrance of the courthouse in the City of Port St. Joe of Gulf County, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. (Eastern Time), on the 16th day of August 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Summary Judgment, to wit: LOT 10, BLOCK, D OF SEAGRASS SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE (S) l, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. A person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 16th day of July, 2012. REBECCA L. NORRIS As Clerk of Said Court By: BA Baxter AS Deputy Clerk 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. D. Brent Hargett Sasser, Sefton, Tipton & Davis, P.C. P.O. 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CLASSIFIEDSThursday, August 2, 2012 The Star | B9 emeraldcoastjobs.com Employment Today Why a management career at Costa Enterprises McDonalds? Because its much more than a career its a curriculum for life. The training, skills and experiences youll gain from running your own multi-million dollar restaurant are simply unmatched. This is your opportunity for a career where anythings possible. The sky is the limit, and we will fine tune your skills and maximize your talents to reveal your true potential.We believe in our peopleWe know what its like to be a leader. Thats why we provide you with a progressive career path that gives you the opportunity to be at the top of your game. Over 50 percent of McDonalds Franchisees started off behind the counter, as did more than 75 percent of our Restaurant Managers, and many of McDonalds Corporate Staff. We are committed to our people, which is why we offer opportunity, nurture talent, develop leaders and reward achievement. At McDonalds we enjoy a diverse, collaborative environment that fosters respect and drives high levels of engagement, which are essential to our continued success. We believe in educationMcDonalds is committed to being a learning organization. Not only do we provide educational assistance to our employees, but we also offer a college scholarship program for outstanding student employees. Another unique benefit of a career with McDonalds is our very own Hamburger University. Our programs lay an ideal foundation for building a high-powered career in McDonalds management and beyond. McDonalds is currently the only organization to be recognized by the American Council on Education (ACE) for our Restaurant Management curriculum. Your participation in our training programs can earn you credit toward your college degree program.We believe in giving back to our communitiesAt McDonalds you play an important role in serving the community. After all, the people you know, meet, serve, hire or greet are all part of it. Over the years, millions of people have frequented McDonalds because its a trusted name with proven service. Giving back to our community through educational, athletic, and other avenues is our way of returning that loyalty. We are extremely proud to support Ronald McDonald House Charities and its cornerstone program, Ronald McDonald House. We believe in perksWe value the hard work and dedication of each member of our team. At Costa Enterprises McDonalds we are pleased to provide exceptional benefits that reflect our appreciation for our people and their contributions to our success. Benefits include competitive wages, flexible hours, health insurance options, monthly bonus plans, continued education, 401(k), paid vacations, and up to wireless phone, laptop and even a company vehicle when you reach the General Manager position!We believe that you make the differenceDo you feel like you have what it takes to manage one of our fast-paced multimillion dollar restaurants? Then start today on the path that can take you down a long successful management career with McDonalds. At Costa Enterprises McDonalds we know that our people make all the difference. Apply online today through our website at www.costamcd.com or stop by any one of our 14 Costa Enterprise owned locations across the Panhandle from Port St. Joe, Blountstown, Panama City, Destin, Niceville to Navarre. At McDonalds, we believe you can do great things here! 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Tapper Center for the Arts & supervise construction/ setup of stage sets, properties, lighting and sound for the theatre program. Requires BS in Theatre with technical theatre emphasis + min. 2 yrs. exp. Salary range begins at $23,460/yr. Apply by 8/13/12. Only those who provide all requested items, GCSC Application (must be completed) + legible transcripts & resume will be considered. Additional info: www.gulfcoast.edu/ hr. Women & minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. GCSC is an EA/EO/M/F/Vet employer. GCSC Equity Officer 850.872.3866 Web ID#: 34219071Text FL19071 to 56654 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! Nothing works harder than the Classifieds! 747-5020 Need a helping hand? Advertise in the Help Wanted Section in the Classifieds! 747-5020

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