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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: 08-30-2012
Frequency: weekly
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50 For breaking news, visit www.starfl.com Subscribe to The Star 800-345-8688 For your hometown paper delivered to your home! Real Estate Ad deadline is Thursday 11 a.m. ET Legal ad deadline is Friday 11 a.m. ET Display ad deadline is Friday 11 a.m. ET 227-1278 Classi ed deadline is Monday 5 p.m. ET 747-5020 quote quote id quote name JUMP From Page 6A From page 6A Subscribe to The Star Call 227-1278 For your hometown paper delivered to your home! Opinions 4A Letters to the Editor 5A Sports 10A Society News 2-3B Obituaries 4B Church News 5B Law Enforcement 8B School News 10B Legals 11B Classieds 12-13B Trades & Services 14B I NDEX A Freedom Newspaper Real Estate Advertising Deadline Thursday 11:00 am ET Display Advertising Deadline Friday 11:00 am ET 227-1278 Classified Line-Advertising Deadline Monday 5:00 pm ET 747-5020 xxxx xxxxxxx 1B V ISIT T HE S TAR ONLINE AT WWW STARFL COM XXXXX XXXXXX YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER SINCE 1937 YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER SINCE 1937 THE S TAR Fishing regulations net debate at hearing By ZACK McDONALD 747-5180 | @PCNHzack zmcdonald@pcnh.com PANAMA CITY The bulk of some 60 bright-orange clad shermen stood applauding after Donald Waters delivered testimony Saturday at a congressional hearing in Panama City. After the crescendo of clapping hands, We got our word in, came from one of the audience members gathered at Florida State University Panama City. The U.S. House Natural Resources Committee oversight eld hearing, titled Fishing Jobs: How Strengthening Americas Fisheries Strengthens Our Economy, was called by chairman of the Natural Resources Committee Doc Hastings, R-Wash., and Rep. Steve Southerland, R-Panama City, to gather information on how data collection and management West Nile real and present threat By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com Gulf County Health Department director Marsha Lindeman got to the point on Saturday. During a special meeting of the Gulf County Board of County Commissioners concerning Tropical Storm Isaac, Lindeman said she needed to note the very real threat the county is facing with West Nile virus. It is a real and present threat in this county right now, Lindeman said, noting that more rain from Isaac would only exacerbate the problem. There already have been suspected but uncon rmed cases of West Nile virus infection in neighboring counties, Lindeman said, and public awareness at a time when infections are spreading across the country is essential. West Nile virus is enjoying its peak season. Cases of the virus have been reported in more than 40 states, and almost 50 deaths more than 20 in Texas alone have been reported. There have been no cases of infection in Gulf County. This is the time of year that By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com A little high pressure proved a good thing for Gulf County this week. A high pressure system that had been parked over Alabama moved east over the weekend and in doing so helped steer Tropical Storm Isaac, forecast to be a hurricane upon landfall midweek, to the west. In doing so, a sprawling tropical storm winds extended nearly 300 miles from the storms center on Monday and intensifying storm wobbled from a collision course with the central Florida panhandle, with Gulf County on the eastern, or bad, side of the storm to an expected encounter with New Orleans. Right now we are in real good shape, Marshall Nelson, county emergency manager, said Monday. Because of the approach of the storm, this newspaper was printed Tuesday after early deadlines. The effects expected at press time were 7-10 inches of rain during the course of the event, with storm surge likely to swamp the Indian Pass Road and boat ramp, though Nelson was hopeful no water would encroach the Raw Bar or homes in the area. The storm surge in St. Joseph Bay was not expected to cause problems, Nelson said. Tropical storm force winds were forecast to avoid Gulf County other than within the outer heavy rain bands of the storm. One primary concern, Nelson said, would be downed power lines because of the saturation from almost 30 inches of rain over the past three months. So much rain in a short period of time could bring down trees and power lines. Progress Energy had prestaged resources in Tallahassee and was monitoring the storm, said Community Relations Specialist Bobby Pickels. Another concern was ash ooding. The Honeyville Shelter was opened on Monday morning and was to remain open through the event. In the days and weeks to follow, another concern could be the amount of rainfall to the north and the potential effects to rivers and streams, though there was hope that basins were suf ciently down to handle Isaacs shift puts Gulf in real good shape By TIM CROFT 227-7827 | @PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com The pro le of T.H. Stone St. Joseph Peninsula State Park rose signi cantly last week. In an online ranking called Americas Best Online, St. Joseph Peninsula State Park was named the top state park in the country. A destination website, Americas Best Online has been ranking the best places to see and the top destination spots in a host of categories since 1996. The rankings are based on a complex algorithm that takes into consideration a number of factors, including recognition, popularity, reviews, rankings, proximity and more, according to the website. St. Joseph was ranked ahead of such parks as Big Basin Redwoods State Park in California, Chugach State Park in Alaska, Sunset Bay State Park in Oregon and John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park in Key Largo, which is the only Florida park to join St. Joseph in the list. Thursday, AUGUST 30 2012 TOP OF THE LIST T.H. Stone St. Joseph Peninsula State Park No. 1 in online ranking AMERICAS TOP 10 STATE PARKS As ranked by Americas Best Online 1. St Joseph Peninsula State Park, Florida 2. Chugach State Park, Alaska 3. Big Basin Redwoods State Park, California 4. Sunset Bay State Park, Oregon 5. John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, Florida 6. Wasatch Mountain State Park, Utah 7. Franconia Notch State Park, New Hampshire 8. Fall Creek Falls State Resort Park, Tennessee 9. Palo Duro Canyon State Park, Texas 10. Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, Mich. PHOTOS SPECIAL TO THE STAR The dunes at St. Joseph Peninsula State Park were just one of the features noted by a website that ranked the park the top in the country for 2012. Above is an aerial view of the 2,500-acre park. See TOP OF THE LIST A8 See WEST NILE A8 See FISHING A8 See ISAAC A8 Opinion ....................................... A4 Outdoors ..................................... A6 Sports ........................................... A7 Community ................................. B1 School News ............................... B3 Faith ............................................. B4 Obituaries .................................... B4 Classi eds .................................... B11-B12 TABLE OF CONTENTS YEAR 74, NUMBER 46

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Local A2 | The Star Thursday, August 30, 2012 1229 Jenks Avenue, Panama City, Florida Insuring Lives. Enriching Futures. Our experienced sta will help you choose a plan that suits your needs. Health Solutions for Individuals, Families or Small Businessess Benet Plans for: Call 850-747-0288 Your Local Agency for Becky Hare Piano/Keyboard Instructor Piano Lessons Lessons in your home for you convenience!!! 850-899-1827 Prompt Dependable Same Day Service 7008 Hwy. 98 St. Joe Beach, FL 32456 (850) 647-6167 By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com Port St. Joe city commissioners said last week they would roll the dice to see if a company pressing for a tax deed to the old Gulf Pines Hospital site would follow through on the effort. The company has held a tax certi cate that accrues interest for seven years. The company, based out of Tampa, led an application for a tax deed with Gulf County Tax Collector Shirley Jenkins last month. City attorney Tom Gibson said negotiations with the company have thus far been fruitless. However, he noted, that the rst step toward receiving the tax deed would be paying off all outstanding tax liabilities, which would total some $93,000 or more in local back property taxes. Whether they are going to pay $93,000 to proceed to a sale, I dont know, Gibson said. If we pay $24,000, that certi cate would go away. However, the company would also have to demolish the old hospital site, deal with any asbestos abatement issues and bring the property, zoned residential, up to platting and development. The estimated cost of demolition of the hospital alone is projected at $100,000. City of cials, who decided to take deed to the property earlier this year, believe they are in the best position to bring the property to market and the tax rolls through value engineering of the demolition and performing a portion of the overall work in-house. However, to receive a favorable response from the Internal Revenue Service to any application to wipe away a federal tax lien a key for the city the city must hold on to the property and address the local property tax certi cate holders. They can get the property, but still have a building to demolish it and asbestos to deal with, said Mayor Mel Magidson of the company pressing for the tax deed. I dont see it. Commissioner Rex Buzzett suggested the company was attempting to force the city into paying off the tax certi cate, and Gibson agreed that could be the strategy. I say we roll the dice and see if they pay it, Buzzett said. NPSJ water project A second public hearing was held during last weeks bi-monthly regular meeting of the Port St. Joe City Commission concerning a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) application for new water lines in the neighborhood of North Port St. Joe. Bruce Ballister, grant coordinator with the Apalachee Regional Planning Council, said the applications point score made it highly likely to be funded, with the nal answer coming sometime in November. Ballister said he was con dent because the application involved funding water lines only, served a population with a high poverty rate and the assistance in water improvements would be signi cant. This portion of the Phase I replacement of water distribution lines was pulled from the original scope of the project earlier this year due to a shortfall in needed funding from the State Revolving Fund. The CDBG grant will fund new lines on Avenues B, C and D between North Park and U.S. Highway 98, Ballister said. Ballister added that due to the high score the application accrued, the city is likely in good position to seek additional CDBG funding in the next cycle. By TIM CROFT 227-7827 | @PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com No matter the number last week, it didnt appear to be good news for Port St. Joe city commissioners. Commissioners are trying to land a nal budget in time for the rst public hearing on the 2012-13 budget next month. The draft before them placed the millage rate at the rollback rate that millage needed to bring in the same revenues as the current scal year but with a very slight budget surplus and looming increases in water and sewer rates likely this year, several commissioners were reluctant to put any additional burden on property owners. The current millage rate is 3.5914. The rollback rate would increase that by .26, or roughly $72,000. A mil is equal to $1 for every $1,000 in assessed taxable property value. By not lling the position of one of three projected new employees, commissioners still would need to make $15,000 in cuts to reach the current millage. I am scared to death what the next will be like, said Commissioner Rex Buzzett, noting that the city provided raises during the past year and would be providing cost of living increases to employees this year. Im a little concerned in the budget that we are going back in time. We are raising water rates, raising sewer rates, raising the millage rate a quarter of a mil, and we are increasing people. We have to make some hard decisions but it is hard for me to swallow. The additional people, already built into the budget, would be two for Public Works, one to handle additional duties on the sewer side as new headworks and spray elds come online and one on the water side for ushing and other ongoing water maintenance issues. The budget contains contingency funds across the board, said Mike Lacour, the citys nancial of cer, but he noted that despite $1.4 million in the bank, there is a need to build reserves. We are in good shape right now, but it would be nice at some point to build our reserves to address our debt, Lacour said. We are one major event away from being in real trouble. The city has built signi cant debt in the past six to 10 years. The city is now approaching $20 million of debt largely through infrastructure improvements in water and sewer services and following the next scal year, debt payments and service on the citys debt will cost over $1 million per year. In addition, while a rate study seemed to correctly forecast sewer use in its tiered rate system, the city has seen water usage run roughly 10 percent below expectations, putting more pressure on water rates. We are going to raise water rates, Mayor Mel Magidson said. I cant swallow raising water rates and the millage rate in the same year. Buzzett agreed on not raising property taxes, and staff was charged by commissioner with returning to the numbers and squeezing out another $15,000 in cuts. There was also debate, though no nal decision as commissioners were in a workshop, concerning the exact number of new employees for Public Works the city could afford to add. We are going backwards, Buzzett said. We need to be careful in this environment. PSJ commission wrestles with budget City will roll dice on Gulf Pines CREWS SCRAMBLE TO REINFORCE STUMP HOLE DEBBIE HOOPER | joebay.com This aerial from Debbie Hooper of joebay.com shows crews scrambling over the weekend to shore up the rock revetment at the Stump Hole on County 30-E with Tropical Storm Isaac approaching. There has been ongoing work this summer to bolster the revetment, but Isaac caught crews with one very vulnerable area. By Tuesday morning, emergency management of cials were hopeful the Stump Hole would hold.

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The Star| A3 By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com After hearing much of the broad strokes the prior week, the Port Authority of Port St. Joe got down to some speci cs last week. With representatives of the Florida Department of Transportation and Department of Economic Opportunity in attendance and participating in the discussion, the Port Authority approved moving ahead on a scope of work to pursue grant nancing to update the Port of Port St. Joe master plan. The master plan update is important because it provides the planning framework for future development and a snapshot of what the Port Authority hopes comes into sharper focus over the coming ve to 10 years and beyond. That snapshot is what state and federal agencies will look at in considering grant funding and other resources. The current Port of Port St. Joe master plan was completed in 2006 and adopted in 2008. Updates are intended in ve-year increments, said port director Tommy Pitts, who continues his employment at $1 per month due to a lack of funding at the Port Authority. The time for an update was right, Pitts said, for several reasons. The collaboration agreement formalized earlier this year between the Port Authority and the St. Joe Company to develop the port increased the port footprint to 300 acres. An agreement for improvements to the Genessee Wyoming rail line that ends on port land is moving ahead. Finally, other infrastructure enhancements brought by the donation of the old Arizona Chemical site to the Port Authority. In light of the increases in area and the dynamics of all that is going on, we think it appropriate to update our master plan, Pitts said. Ana Richmond of the DEO said the process of review of such documents has changed, making the process more streamlined and less time consuming. Additionally, with Pitts background and expertise with the current plan, the Port Authority should be able to update the plan inhouse, in conjunction and with assistance from St. Joe. This is something that certainly you guys could do in-house, and wed love to collaborate with the city (Port St. Joe, the port is within the citys comp plan) and Port Authority to get that document where you need it to be, Richmond said. The prior week, Richmonds boss with DEO, Tom Beck, indicated there would likely be grant funding available to underwrite the update. A grant of $75,000, what Pitts indicated would be the high end of the update costs, Richmond indicated, could be in the ballpark. Ralph Yoder with FDOT District 3 of ce said his agency would also likely want to be engaged as the update moves ahead. The DOT has a vested interest in seeing success for the port, Yoder said. We see this not only as important for the county, but for the region and the entire state of Florida. We are committed to being a partner moving ahead. This is a blank slate. We have the opportunity to create this for the entire region. This can and will be a success story. Pitts said the DOT participation was vital given that the agency would examine all transportation impacts of port development mapped out in the master plan. We have the skeleton here, Pitts said. Many of the elements can just be enlarged. We dont need a new plan; just an update. Moving ahead, any forward momentum, is essential, Yoder said, in maintaining the Port of Port St. Joes status in the Strategic Intermodal System. The bulk of FDOT funding, 75 percent of the agencys discretionary funding each year, goes into the SIS, though not all is for ports. The Port of Port St. Joe received a designation as an emerging entity in the SIS in 2009 and that designation will expire in spring of 2013. The port was granted emerging SIS designation based on prospects for development at the time. The designation is based on tonnage moving through a port. Yoder said somebody in Tallahassee will need to be lenient when the Port of Port St. Joe approaches state of cials for an extension of the designation integral to funding before it expires, due to the lack of momentum in the past several years. It is critical to maintain that designation, Yoder said. The governor is very supportive of what we are doing with ports. The timing is perfect. And with St. Joe and Eastern Shipbuilding here, there is horsepower to get some consideration. I think you have a valid argument. And it is important that you are aware the clock is ticking. Port moves to update master plan Rehabilitation Services Rehab, Restore, Return to Home George E. Weems Memorial Hospital offers in-patient rehabilitative services, which include physical therapy, cardiac conditioning, orthopedic therapy, and neurological therapy. Our team customizes each patients care to meet both patient and family needs. We are committed to returning those individuals who have been impaired by accident or disease to their highest level of independence by optimizing abilities and skills used in everyday activities. The purpose of in-patient rehabilitation is to improve the patients function and maximize the potential for returning to home, school, work, and to the community. The DOT has a vested interest in seeing success for the port. We see this not only as important for the county, but for the region and the entire state of Florida. We are committed to being a partner moving ahead. Ralph Yoder FDOT District 3 of ce Thursday, August 30, 2012 Local

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Opinion A4 | The Star USPS 518-880 Published every Thursday at 135 W. U.S. 98 Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Publisher: Roger Quinn 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 Folks, Im not being critical or judging this morning. Im the biggest to each his own guy you will ever see. I think abbergasted is the word that ts I read in the paper where the parents of a 3-year-old bought her $650 dresses and threw in an additional $400 each for the appropriate matching shoes. I believe the mothers comment was, I dress my daughter exactly the way I dress myself. Whew! I cant ever remember a time I wanted to be dressed exactly like either of my parents. One lady admitted that, some of the clothes are outrageously priced. But things like $200 Gucci sneakers make her kids happy. Listen, when I was 3 or 4, what made me happy was a 5-cent Baby Ruth. I would have traded any pair of shoes I had for a swallow or two of a Nehi Orange drink. My whole wardrobe from the rst grade through high school graduation didnt cost four hundred dollars! I can honestly report that I dont remember what I was wearing when I was three. If Mom put them $200 Guccis on me, I would have just lost them down at the creek. Mostly, we went barefooted. It allowed us to run unencumbered through the cotton elds and gave us better traction for climbing trees and getting a toe hold for wrestling matches. We were not without our fashion shows in West Tennessee in the early s. Leon modeled every single piece of clothing I and David Mark were eventual going to wear. It just took us a year or two to grow into them. I didnt mind the handme-downs. Cramming newspapers in the toe of the oversized shoes was a bit uncomfortable, and you might have a patch or two on the elbows of the winter shirts, but, heck, we thought it was the way everyone lived back then. I begged Leon to take extra care of that Roy Rogers Western shirt with the fringe down the sleeve. It was about the best-looking thing he ever modeled for us. He took his third grade picture in it. I gured to do the same. It had that corded yoke across the back and real pearl buttons. I got upset because he was wearing that shirt three days a week and twice on Sunday. As it turned out, it didnt matter. He got in a ght with Jackie Burns or Paul David Campbell, I cant remember which, and that beautiful shirt got torn to pieces. My third grade picture was already a bust, and I hadnt even started to school yet! Tuf Nut Jeans and Tshirts were our wardrobe staples. Leon was kind enough to break those Tuf Nuts in for us. And believe me, they lived up to their names! They had double patches on the knees, deep pockets for holding magnets, marbles and frogs. They literally wore like iron. It was tough rounding second base in a pair of those things, but they were nice to have on when principal McIver was dispensing some correctional punishment to your little backside. Levis, of course, were the Gucci of the day..but shucks, they cost over two dollars a pair. Mother sewed a few shirts together for us out of our or seed sacks, but this Depression-era practice was, thankfully, just about a thing of the past by the s. She did make a lot of our shirts, which was ok by me except for one thing: She could not sew on a collar. Shed get one side way bigger than the other, or she couldnt get the point just right. She could get the sleeves the exact length. She could put a professional looking pocket on for you. Shed make those button holes look store bought. But, for the life of her, she couldnt do a collar. She just left them off. We were wearing Henley shirts to school before there was such a thing! Fashion wasnt much of an issue back then. Neat and clean was the byline. But, still, you didnt want to be the only child in the third grade without a collar on your shirt! Thankfully, it didnt seem to bring on bouts of depression or scar me for life. The other kids never said a word or even seemed to notice. But, still, it certainly made me aware for the rst time that clothes sometimes can make a difference. Charlotte Melton asking me out to her house to ride horses in the eighth grade is what got me really to thinking about what I was wearing. Dang, I wish that Roy Rogers shirt hadnt agotten torn up! I sought out Leon for some advice. He said, Dont worry about your clothes dummy, just splash on some extra Old Spice so you wont smell like a horse when you walk her back to the barn! As my dating years moved through high school I spent my lifeguarding money on bleeding Madras shirts, Munsingwear Penguin jackets and ultra thin belts with double buckles. It all seems so silly now. Or maybe Ive just gone full circle. The older I get, the less I care about what Im wearing. Cost trumps style more than ever. A $600 dress for a 3-yearold seems like a terrible waste. But hey, Im going to let those parents gure it out like we all had to do. And I also want to publicly thank Garth Brooks. I saw him on TV in New York back in the late s doing a concert in front of a million people.. and he was wearing a striped shirt with no collar! That made me feel so much better about the third grade. Respectfully, Kes Garth Brooks to the rescue! HUNKER DOWN Kesley Colbert By ERIC DAVIDSON Special to The Star National consumer and business patterns are shifting once again. Gulf, Franklin and Bay counties could do well to notice and position themselves, individually and together, for what may well be inevitable. Until fairly recently, Americans have been driven to patterns of urban-driven largeness and centralizing acquisition at any cost; now an increasingly signicant portion of the national prole is noticeably changing to resemble small-town Main Street America once again: An authentic, essentially self-sufcient yet naturallyconnected lifestyle, with products of meaningful quality and indigenous spirit and creativity and an ever increasing access to a greater range of personal choices attached to greater potential for local resources. Rural one might even say traditional virtues of personal thrift, collective care, mutual trust and directness of civic engagement are all starting to overwhelm the devil-may-care frenetic acquisition and consumption of impersonal and anonymous things sought merely for status or power consolidation purposes. City folk are becoming increasingly aware that once theyve made it in life, they dont necessarily know what they want to do with it. They have often found themselves searching increasingly for better purpose in their investments while intuitively scaling back their direct involvement to less dense environments where they can have meaningful personal inuence and spiritually sensible integrity in their whole lives. Consumer Patterns Trending from shorterterm Conspicuous Celebrity to longer-term Cultural Identication John Gerzema, who oversees the worlds largest database of consumer insights to help companies anticipate and adapt to social change, provides statistics that may seem surprising, but are in fact compelling. His own summary is that, People are returning to old-fashioned values to build new lives of purpose and connection and a lifestyle more focused on community, connection, quality and creativity. The intangible values (i.e. the brand attributes) of consumer choices have been slowly morphing since the dot-com boom and bust and have been accelerating with the creation of a class of real estate refugees after the mortgage/nancial meltdown in 2008, reforming how consumers, and the companies that want to anticipate their needs, conduct their business affairs and adapt with leading edge branding: kindness and empathy up 391 percent friendly up 148 percent high quality up 124 percent socially responsible up 63 percent exclusive down 60 percent arrogant down 41 percent sensuous down 30 percent daring down 20 percent These ndings measure, and are contrary to the mainstream common sense of increasingly fewer and fewer advertisers, the fact that empathy and kindness are NOT an economic weakness and, in fact, are better product and branding attributes than arrogance, daring, and/or exclusivity. Four hundred percent is an enormous bias in attitude of what consumers have come to expect and afrm when making their choices in spending and in living. Southern Hospitality is back and it looks a lot like a small, traditional town that has kept to its knitting throughout the globalization trends and nancial overreaches by the rest of the world.Demographic Patterns Trending from central city/suburb Megapolis to rurban/estate Micropolis In 2000, the US Census Bureau was compelled to establish a new classication of the Micropolitan Statistical Area to account for signicant phenomena that was noticeably distinct from the misleading labels of strictly rural or strictly metropolitan. This rogue class falls somewhere in between the two and is acting in a different way from either and yet draws its inspirations from both. By 2010, there were 576 Micropolitan Areas designated accounting for over 30 million people, or 10 percent of the nations population. These areas were either too commercial or industrial to be considered strictly rural or they lacked the population to be considered urban. And they were growing too quickly, visibly and distinctly to either ignore them or to label them incorrectly. The concept of the budding micropolis clearly warrants the separate attention, distinct credibility and apparent viability that it has already begun to command. A slower lifestyle, expansive natural vistas, lower real estate and business overhead costs, less major crime and higher civic engagement all attract former city dwellers, especially ones now concerned with raising their kids or grandkids. Better educational opportunities, modern and technological infrastructure and conveniences, and higher employment potential likewise attracts more rural families while reassuring them with a requisite country-side feel. Both ends are increasingly coming to a discernible middle ground the micropolis. This trending toward balance of natural, spiritual and practical looks a lot like certain areas of the Florida panhandle as it already is.On the verge and poised to grow in Port St. Joe The city of Port St. Joe, on the Bay of St. Joseph at the sunset face of the panhandles trigger, is at the verge of two distinct and friendlyrivaling regional branding campaigns. Geographically blessed at the far east of the Emerald Coast with its largely developed white sand beaches and at the western-most edge of the Forgotten Coast with its largely undeveloped natural gulf beaches, this city and this Gulf sound taken together are somewhat roguishly and steadfastly distinct from either the Forgotten Coast introversion or Emerald Coast extroversion: A naturally embayed natural deep water port basin with no signicant freshwater inuence (the only such bay in the eastern Gulf of Mexico) and three-quarters of which is designated an aquatic preserve, the bay area is abundant with plant and animal species, Not every interaction with the IRS must necessarily induce flop sweat. Case in point: A few years ago a friend of mine decided his income taxes had become sufficiently complicated to merit hiring an accountant. After examining previous tax returns, the accountant discovered my friend had claimed the standard deduction for two years when he should have itemized expenses. He filed a couple of amended tax returns and voila the IRS wrote him checks totaling more than $1,200. Of course, not all tax-filing mistakes end on such a happy note. Sometimes people find out after submitting a return that their employer had sent an incorrect W-2 form, they forgot to report selfemployment income or they incorrectly claimed someone as a dependent. Although its tempting to let such mistakes slide, chances are the IRS will discover the error eventually, and when they do you could be liable for interest and penalties going back to the due date of the original tax return. Worst case: You could even face criminal charges for filing a fraudulent return. Heres a guide to when and how you should file an amended tax return: If you discover an error on your federal income tax return after having already e-filed or mailed it, you may file an amended return using IRS Form 1040X (at www.irs.gov). The following rules apply: Amended returns cannot be e-filed; you must submit a paper version. Submit a separate Form 1040X for each years return you wish to amend and mail them in separate envelopes. Generally, you must file Form 1040X within three years from the date you filed your original return or within two years from the date you paid the tax, whichever is later. If your amended return involves changes to another schedule or form, you must attach a revised version of that schedule or form. If youre filing to claim an additional tax refund on a recently filed return, wait until youve received the original refund before filing Form 1040X. Youre allowed to cash the original check while waiting for any additional refund. On the other hand, if your amended return will result in you owing additional tax, file it right away to limit interest and penalty charges that might accrue. The normal processing time for a Form 1040X is eight to 12 weeks. You neednt file an amended return because of simple math errors the IRS will automatically make corrections and bill you for any additional tax required (or increase your refund). Nor must you file a 1040X if you forgot to attached tax forms or schedules to your return. The IRS will send a request if it needs them. However, you should file an amended return if you: Received additional or amended tax forms or statements from employers, banks or investment brokers after you filed your return (e.g., W-2 or 1099 forms). Forgot to report income. Overlooked tax deductions or credits you could have claimed. Claimed deductions or credits for which you werent eligible. Didnt claim a dependent you were entitled to, or claimed someone you shouldnt have. Chose the wrong filing status. One last tip: If youre going to the trouble of filing an amended tax return for a specific reason, review the entire original return carefully for any other deductions, credits or exemptions you might have missed the first time. Jason Alderman directs Visas financial education programs. To Follow Jason Alderman on Twitter: www.twitter. com/PracticalMoney. When you should le an amended tax returnSmall town values back, leading the way to prosperitySee V ALUES A5 JASON ALDERMAN Thursday, August 30, 2012

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Local The Star| A5 Thursday, August 30, 2012 dbutler@coastalcoverage.com Locally owned and operated Home Business Auto Health Workers Comp Pd.Pol.Ad. EXPERIENCED CERTIFIED FLORIDA SUPERINTENDENT of SCHOOLS Paid for and approved by Jim Norton, Republican Superintendent of Schools. www.VoteJimNorton.com KEEP many of which are unique in Florida and the Gulf, and a few which are unique in all North America. This collective stewardship obligation requires one to think through and attempt to anticipate the unintended consequences of ones choices and actions. It really does slow down time, if for no better purpose than deep consideration. A truly micropolitan population possessing an enormous potential of energy, experience and brain-power now largely in the retirement demographic, but increasingly in business and cultural non-pro ts as well all just waiting to be tapped for arts, education, direct civic engagement and the consistency of the rule of law all prerequisites for sustainable, meaningful business. An instinctive sensibility to economic, technological and political cycles and their in uences upon one another creates a broader than average mindset toward integrity of desire, power, meaning and purpose, particularly in democratic public process. If luck favors the prepared, then the next great tide of prosperity to enter St. Joseph Bay will be ushered in with a full vision of this place, its people and its future, combined with the unique natural, historic and culturally signi cant assets it already possesses: Being Floridas Constitutional birthplace and the origin and organic foundation of its Florida law (with only a single vote keeping it from actually becoming the states capital), a progressive mill town master plan by the in uential ES Draper still visibly in uencing the citys future development and a once again pristine and vibrant bay teeming with life, some of which can now be found in but a few other places. The heart of that future will be welcoming and wanting to share a sense of being on the verge of a destiny deeply rooted in the best memories of Old Florida, authentic Southern Hospitality at its very best and not just a little kindly bewilderment at why it has taken the rest of yall so long to join them going forward. So have some sweet tea and sit awhile, share a few tall tales and chuckle while the rest of the world gures out that this is already pretty darn close to the way it really oughtta be. We really are lucky. VALUES from page A4 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 Star Staff Report With the Olympic Games winding down as school was winding up, Wewahitchka Elementary School faculty, parents and family members treated the trip back to the classroom as something of a Gulf County Olympic Games. Each WES class chose a country to study and represent at the Back to School Olympics on Aug. 17. Flags from all countries were carried by students around the Wewahitchka High School football eld. A funlled and educational afternoon was enjoyed by all. A special thanks from the school to parents and family members who volunteered and made the event a success. Right Time Nutrition was recently welcomed to the Port St. Joe business district by city and Gulf County Chamber of Commerce of cials during an of cial ribbon cutting. The store is at 302 Reid Avenue. RIGHT TIME NUTRITION COMES TO TOWN An Olympic start to the school year

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E-mail outdoors news to tcroft@ star .com O UTDOORS www.starfl.com Section Section A By Alan Peirce Special to The Star When I rst heard my brother-in-law, James Jim Bob Higgins, talking about catching full-grown greater amberjack on spinning tackle and top-water plugs, I was a bit skeptical, to say the least. Old Jim Bob, who has caught his share of AJs out of Carrabelle, is known to tell a sh tale or two. But this one has been veri ed, and if you get a chance to see what Im talking about, I promise you wont be disappointed. Greater amberjack, which opened for recreational harvest in Gulf state and federal waters Aug. 1, are one of the strongest sh in the sea. They have been known to break expensive rods and bring the burliest of shermen to their knees. Social in nature, when you nd one, you generally nd a whole bunch. They love arti cial reef structures with an ample amount of vertical relief. Need help nding an arti cial reef to sh on? Visit MyFWC.com/Fishing and click on Saltwater and Arti cial Reefs for coordinates in your area. Water depth is also very important. In my experience, which is primarily limited to the Florida Panhandle region, the minimum depth for good amberjack shing is about 65 feet, and most of the larger jacks will be in water depths greater than 80 feet. Once you are anchored over the right location, whats next? I like to start with some live bait to get them all red up. Using a standard slip-lead bottom/ sh nder rig with 60to 80-pound test, drop a few frisky pin sh, grunts or blue runners halfway to the bottom. If AJs are in the area, it shouldnt take long for the live bait to be inhaled. Remember, circle hooks are required when using natural bait and shing for reef sh, which includes amberjack. Be sure to have your drag set appropriately for the tackle. With a circle hook, dont ever try to set the hook. The AJ will do all the work, so just hang on till your rod bends over and its pretty much sh-on from there! Once you catch a few on the grouper rod, put all that heavy tackle away and break out the spinning rods and bait-casters. I dont mean your bait rod with 8-pound test, but something in the 17to 30-pound range is perfect. The next thing you want to do is tie on a short piece of 40to 50-pound mono leader and a big, obnoxious, topwater popping plug. I dont think the color matters as long as its something bright and highly visible. Anything that catches your eye in the tackle store will also catch the jacks, but you want to use one of the atfaced chugger-type plugs that are designed to make a lot of commotion when you snatch them across the water. Remember to remove the treble hooks and replace with a single hook. You might also want to smash the barb down to facilitate hook removal or go with no hook at all if youre not intending to keep any more sh and just want to see some action. Work the plug fast and watch the jacks explode in excitement! Get close-up photos or video of the action by dragging the plug in a gure-eight pattern right next to the boat. To keep the school of AJs in range, you might need to periodically chum with some of the live bait. Good luck, and if you try them on the top-water plugs, give me a shout and let me know how you did or send me some photos or video to post on our website: MyFWC.com. Remember, on the Atlantic side, there is no closed season, so you can enjoy this shery on a year-round basis. The minimum size limit is 28 inches fork length in the Atlantic and 30 inches fork length in the Gulf, and the daily bag limit is one sh per person. Gone Coastal is one of many ways that the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Division of Marine Fisheries Management helps recreational anglers understand complex saltwater regulations and learn more about the states saltwater shing opportunities. We are also available to answer questions by phone or email anytime, and would love the opportunity to share information through inperson presentations with recreational or commercial shing organizations. To contact the FWCs Regulatory Outreach subsection call 487-0554 or email Alan. Peirce@MyFWC.com. Corner of Marina Drive, Port St. Joe, FL (next to Piggly Wiggly) www.BWOsh.com (next to Piggly Wiggly) www.BWOsh.com Corner of Marina Drive, Port St. Joe, FL (next to Piggly Wiggly) www.BWOsh.com Corner of Marina Drive, www.BWOsh.com Corner of Marina Drive, Port St. Joe, FL www.BWOsh.com Port St. Joe, FL EV E RYTHING FOR YOUR O UTDOOR ADV E NTUR E Corner of Marina Drive, Port St. Joe, FL EV E EV E EV RYTHING FOR YOUR E RYTHING FOR YOUR E O UTDOOR ADV E UTDOOR ADV E UTDOOR ADV NTUR E NTUR E E AUGUST FEATURE FISH: Stop in and register or go online at www. 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Most boaters leaving Carl Gray Park pass under the Hathaway Bridge and head to the pass while leaving behind grouper so large they would be a challenge to break away from the bridge and get to the top. I talked to a diver who inspects the bridge and he said there were goliath grouper under there that could eat a man in one bite. He said there were gag grouper up to 40 pounds and some black snapper that were humongous. When they blew up the old bridge a 35-pound red snapper that probably had lived under there for the better part of its life came floating to the top. Along the seawall at the shipyard and at the paper mill there are grouper that would be almost impossible to tear away from that wall. If you dont believe me, just don some gear and take a look around. Of course some of the biggest bull sharks you will ever see also live down there and the visibility isnt all that good. A lot of people have thrown stuff into the bay under the cover of darkness that has attracted a lot of fish; grouper as well as black and red snapper. I discovered one of these places in about 29 feet of water clear enough to actually see the grouper swimming around the structure. It was almost like shooting fish in a barrel until a hurricane moved this makeshift reef to parts unknown and the good fishing with it. Lets not forget the sewer line that caused so much consternation a few years back. They say they covered it up, but that only made it better as far as grouper fishing goes. And lets not forget the DuPont Bridge going to Tyndall Air Force Base. There are some grouper under this bridge as big as you ever will want to tangle with. You had better bring your big boy britches if you want to catch one of these fish. They have hidey holes they can run into before you get the slack out of your line. Big choffers and large mullet will get these fish out, but you better be ready to lose some tackle if you go. Hooked on Outdoors E-mail outdoors news to outdoors@pcnh.com More coverage online at newsherald.com IT OUT: See more outdoors photos and recipes at newsherald.com/sections/outdoors LOOK INSIDE For Lifestyle content: Ask Amy, Scrapbook, Out & About and more D3-8 Outdoor Life Scott Lindsey captainlindsey@ knology.net Section D By S TAN KIRKLAND FWC There was a time in the not-toodistant past when coyotes were a rarity in the eastern United States. However, that no longer is the case. The small animal predators scientifically known as Canis latrans once were found almost exclusively in the Southwest, but they now are firmly entrenched throughout the U.S. and even much of Canada. Our home state of Florida is no exception. Coyotes are a rusty brown color and typically weigh 25 to 35 pounds. They usually move after sundown and are more apt to be seen at night in rural areas, crossing roads or scavenging on road kill. They also will make themselves welcome in urban areas, where there is cover. In a perfect world, coyotes would stick to the things that wildlife biologists say they normally eat rats, mice, small birds, snakes, carrion and even watermelons and cantaloupes. Unfortunately, coyotes sometimes cross paths with small pets, such as dogs and house cats, which they can attack and kill. A study published by the Journal of Wildlife Management a couple of years ago points out just what can happen when coyotes cross paths with house cats. The study looked at eight radio-collared coyotes on the outskirts of Tucson, Ariz., from November 2005 through February 2006. Of 36 instances where coyotes encountered the cats, cats died in 19 of the interactions. In Florida there have been a number of instances where coyotes have gone after small dogs. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) doesnt investigate the incidents but they are a recognized occurrence. So, what does a person do if they want coyotes removed? Under FWC rules, coyotes are an unprotected furbearer. That means they can be removed or killed during daylight hours, 365 days a year, on private property. Landowners can remove the coyotes or hire a trapper to do the work. While it may make a person feel better that theyve removed a coyote or two, biologists say coyotes from outside the area quickly move in and occupy the vacated range. Where the concern is for small pets, biologists say there are several things people can do. That includes clearing debris and brush piles around the property, making the site less suitable to coyotes. Where there are woods or fields that border home, biologists recommend a standard fence or electric fence to discourage coyotes from coming in the yard. Biologists say its also not a good idea to allow house cats to roam free. Another thing that biologists say is sometimes a problem is attractants, such as garbage or pet food. They say garbage cans should be secured and recommend not feeding pets where coyotes may have access to the food. While coyotes usually flee at the site of humans, on rare occasions they may approach. If that happens, the recommended advice is to make noise and wave your arms. Those looking for information about coyotes or help dealing with a coyote issue can contact the FWCs Regional Office in Panama City at 850-265-3676. The FWC website MyFWC.com has information about coyotes by selecting Wildlife & Habitats and then Species Profiles. Coyotes and humans SXC Coyotes are a rusty brown color and typically weigh 25 to 35 pounds. They usually move after sundown and are more apt to be seen at night in rural areas, crossing roads or scavenging on road kill. Charter fishing making a comeback HOUMA, La. (AP) Charter fishing has proven to be a tough industry to sink in Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes. Many charter boat captains saw fewer and fewer customers as a result of the 2010 BP oil spill, but now they are starting to recover and reel in more anglers. I would classify this as a comeback year, said Daryl Carpenter, president of the Louisiana Charter Boat Association that represents more than 140 charter boat captains along Louisianas coast. Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes received more than $2 million each from BP as a result of the oil spill with much of the money going to tourism advertising. Pat Gordon, Planning and Zoning director for Terrebonne, said the parish isnt advertising for specific charter boat operations but for the industry a whole. Were advertising for people to come and fish in Terrebonne, Gordon said. Weve run ads in Cabelas Outfitter Journal and are running an ad in the Louisiana Fishing Regulation Brochure. Theres a fishing show that runs on HTV, and some ads are being played on that channel. One thing we have done for the local captains is get as many of them listed on the Convention and Visitors Bureau website as possible. Gordon said in addition to using the money to advertise fishing, local festivals and the new parish branding received a monetary boost from the BP money. But it wont last forever. We got the money two years ago, Gordon said, and it will all be spent by the end of the third year. Michel Claudet, Terrebonne Parish president, said he thought the advertising campaigns, which focused on promoting Terrebonne as the Salt Water Fishing Capital of the World, were paying off. I think it has worked out, Claudet said. Some captains have said they are really busy. I think these guys certainly want more, but business is good. Its like everything else, you make an investment and hope to see a return on it. We are doing things to show that we are the Salt Water Fishing Capital of the World. In addition to parishsponsored advertising, groups such as the Metairiebased Louisiana Tourism and Coastal Coalition have been advertising for these hard-hit companies. First of all, were seeing a rebound, said Carpenter, who also owns the Grand Isle-based Reel Screamers Guide Service. Ive stressed advertising to our members, and they should participate in these programs. But Im trying to say to BP and SEE CHARTER FISHING | D2 By S TAN KIRKLAND FWC There was a time in the not-toodistant past when coyotes were a rarity in the eastern United States. However, that no longer is the case. The small animal predators scienti cally known as Canis latrans once were found almost exclusively in the Southwest, but they now are rmly entrenched throughout the U.S. and even much of Canada. Our home state of Florida is no exception. Coyotes are a rusty brown color and typically weigh 25 to 35 pounds. They usually move after sundown and are more apt to be seen at night in rural areas, crossing roads or scavenging on road kill. They also will make themselves welcome in urban areas, where there is cover. In a perfect world, coyotes would stick to the things that wildlife biologists say they normally eat rats, mice, small birds, snakes, carrion and even watermelons and cantaloupes. Unfortunately, coyotes sometimes cross paths with small pets, such as dogs and house cats, which they can attack and kill. A study published by the Journal of Wildlife Management a couple of years ago points out just what can happen when coyotes cross paths with house cats. The study looked at eight radio-collared coyotes on the outskirts of Tucson, Ariz., from November 2005 through February 2006. Of 36 instances where coyotes encountered the cats, cats died in 19 of the interactions. In Florida there have been a number of instances where coyotes have gone after small dogs. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) doesnt investigate the incidents but they are a recognized occurrence. So, what does a person do if they want coyotes removed? Under FWC rules, coyotes are an unprotected furbearer. That means they can be removed or killed during daylight hours, 365 days a year, on private property. Landowners can remove the coyotes or hire a trapper to do the work. While it may make a person feel better that theyve removed a coyote or two, biologists say coyotes from outside the area quickly move in and occupy the vacated range. Where the concern is for small pets, biologists say there are several things people can do. That includes clearing debris and brush piles around the property, making the site less suitable to coyotes. Where there are woods or elds that border home, biologists recommend a standard fence or electric fence to discourage coyotes from coming in the yard. Biologists say its also not a good idea to allow house cats to roam free. Another thing that biologists say is sometimes a problem is attractants, such as garbage or pet food. They say garbage cans should be secured and recommend not feeding pets where coyotes may have access to the food. While coyotes usually ee at the site of humans, on rare occasions they may approach. If that happens, the recommended advice is to make noise and wave your arms. Those looking for information about coyotes or help dealing with a coyote issue can contact the FWCs Regional Of ce in Panama City at 850-265-3676. The FWC website MyFWC.com has information about coyotes by selecting Wildlife & Habitats and then Species Pro les. SXC Coyotes are a rusty brown color and typically weigh 25 to 35 pounds. They usually move after sundown and are more apt to be seen at night in rural areas, crossing roads or scavenging on road kill. Coyotes and humans Taking the ght to AJs AMANDA NALLEY | Special to the Star Kyle Miller holds his catch, a greater amberjack, after reeling it in off the waters of Panama City on an April tagging trip. SPONSORED BY The MBARA king sh tournament will be going on this weekend, so hundreds of boats will be in our waters, making for some crowded boat ramps and long lines. The offshore grouper bite is the best bet going with a amberjack in the mix. Most anglers are shing the hard bottom 40 plus miles due south from Cape San Blas. Offshore Inshore As the rain continues, St. Joe Bay will remain stained and muddy this week. Although the bad weather is upon us again this week, the shing is rather good. Great catches of trout and ounder are reported around the Pig Island area. Try shing the deeper channels for mid-afternoon action.

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PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA SP O RTS www.starfl.com A Section Thursday, August 30, 2012 Page 7 By TIM CROFT 227-7827|@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com Given their relative lack of size and experience, the Port St. Joe Tiger Sharks understand that one of their defensive strengths will be running the ball on offense. The Tiger Sharks demonstrated that well last week in a Kickoff Classic at Cottondale. Port St. Joe rushed 50 times for 326 yards and ve touchdowns over four quarters in defeating Cottondale 14-0 in one half of play and R.F. Munroe 19-6 in a second half of play. The Tiger Sharks, who gained 15 rst downs, threw just one pass and did not allow a point until Munroe scored on a long pass against the Tiger Shark junior varsity defense with 7 seconds remaining in that half of play. We were pleased with the overall play, said Port St. Joe coach Chuck Gannon. I thought we got after it pretty good. We ran the ball effectively and we swarmed to the ball real well. The Tiger Sharks also did not hurt themselves. They had just four penalties one on offense and only one for more than ve yards. They did not turn the ball over while intercepting three passes and recovering one fumble. Jarkeice Davis led the Tiger Shark offense with 10 carries for 119 yards and two touchdowns. Both his touchdown runs, from 21 and 19 yards, came in the rst quarter against Cottondale, accounting for all the scoring after Justin Hites, who nailed three of ve extra point kicks, converted both extra points. Joe Love had 48 yards in six carries, Dusty Richter had 44 yards on three carries, with both scoring touchdowns. Love recovered a fumble and then barged in from 28 yards in the rst quarter against Munroe. Richter scored from the 5 in the rst quarter against Munroe and completed Port St. Joes scoring with a 21-yard touchdown run in the second quarter against Munroe. Carter Thacker nished with three carries for 30 yards, Natron Lee with four carries for 23 yards, Jack Cummings with six carries for 22 yards, Cole Cryderman with four carries for 16 yards and Jak Riley with three carries for 12 yards as the Tiger Sharks had 12 different rushers carry the ball. Ramello Zaccarro attempted one pass, a completion for three yards to Cummings. We had some good runs, Gannon said. That is what we are going to have to do. But we know we are also going to have make defenses honest and throw the ball and get some people out in space. We were a little sluggish coming out against Cottondale, but they have 17 seniors and they have good size. They had a wide receiver that made some unbelievable catches. But as it went along we got into a rhythm and I thought overall played well. The defense was led by the front seven, with Cummings, Lee, Ricky Pennington and Dallas Burke all registering ve total tackles. Tyler Worley and Davis each had four total tackles. Troy Williams had a pair of interceptions and Riley had one. This week, the 2012 regular season gets underway with a visit from county rival Wewahitchka. Gannon said that his team need not focus on the score of last weeks Kickoff Classic between the Gators and Blountstown, a onesided Tiger win, because Blountstown is one of the best teams in the area, with good size and senior leadership. We know we are going to have to contain Wewahitchkas running game, Gannon said. They can run the ball and they can also throw it, so we are going to have to stop both. That has to be our focus. We also know they are probably going to load up the box on defense and we are going to have to show we can throw the ball. But we have to continue to do what were doing, that is run the football. Its a rivalry game, so we have to be ready. By BRAD MILNER 747-5065 | @PCNHBradMilner bmilner@pcnh.com WEWAHITCHKA A new scoreboard was presented at Gator Field on Thursday. Homestanding Wewahitchka will have to wait another week for its side to have the larger number, however. Blountstown rushed for 321 yards with nine ball carriers, spurring the Tigers to a 33-14 kickoff classic victory. Wewahitchka dedicated its new scoreboard to Tim Strange, but the Gators found it difficult to add to the ledger with three turnovers. The fates bestowed a clear but muggy night for both teams, which was a welcome respite from preseason practices stunted by rainy weather. Early rust was evident when Blountstown quarterback Hunter Jordan called for a timeout on the first play from scrimmage. The second half was disjointed as the teams swapped turnovers on four of the five opening series of third quarter. The sluggish play wasnt as evidenced as much with Blountstown, which took a 27-6 lead after three quarters. It was good to be able to play and I thought our kids did well, Blountstown coach Greg Jordan said. I thought we played well overall, but well see when we look at the film. The Tigers rebounded from the early misalignment and scored the games first touchdown five plays later. Bobby Andrews plunged in from the 1-yard line to cap a 54-yard march, all plays coming on the ground. Blountstown threatened on three of its four first-half drives, one ending on downs at the 20 with an incomplete pass. Jordan scored from the 2 to cap a 64-yard drive on the Tigers second possession for a 14-0 lead. Wewahitchka punted twice and finally found the right mix on its third possession, Jalyn Addison culminating a 10-play drive from the 1. The extra point banged off the crossbar for a 14-6 tally. Addison led the Gators with 86 yards rushing on 13 carries before being hampered by cramps in the second half. Wewahitchka quarterback Rashard Ranie also suffered from cramps and finished with 20 yards rushing and 68 passing on five completions. Well get in better shape, running inside is different from running outside, Wewa coach Dennis Kizziah said. You could see it on both sides. Wewahitchkas offense struggled for most of the second half until its next-to-last series of the game. Jarvest Sherfield capped Wewahitchkas scoring with a 4-yard run and Addison added a 2-point conversion with 7:22 showing. Wewahitchka had 186 total yards. The turnovers gave them some quick scores, Kizziah said. But our kids still played hard. Corin Peterson scored one of those quick touchdowns in the third quarter and finished with 52 yards rushing for the Tigers. Javakiel Brigham led Blountstown with 64 yards, all in the first half, while Fabian Solomon added 55 and Jordan 52. We had some good possessions and some ground out, but you expect that in these games, Coach Jordan said. And we took advantage of opportunities. Wewa opens the regular season next week at Port St. Joe on Friday. Blountstown hosts Holmes County on Friday. Blountstown 7 7 13 6 33 Wewahitchka 0 6 0 8 14 First quarter BHS Andrews 1 run (Bennett kick) 9:34, 7-0 Second quarter BHS Jordan 2 run (Bennett kick) 5:25, 14-0 WHS Addison 1 run (kick failed) 1:19, 14-6 Third quarter BHS C.Peterson 5 run (Bennett kick) 9:43, 21-6 BHS S.Peterson 15 fumble return (kick failed) 9:28, 27-6 Fourth quarter WHS Sherfield 4 run (Addison run) 7:22, 27-14 BHS Wyrick 1 run (run failed) 1:12, 33-14 Star Staff Report Prior to last weeks Kickoff Classic at Wewahitchka High School, there was a ceremony to thank all the donators for their part in making the new scoreboard possible. In addition to those pictured, the school and Gulf County Schools would like to thank Terry Tatum and T.J. Cobb from Buffalo Rock/Pepsi, who helped make this possible. All donations were made in Honor of Tim Strange, former WHS football player who was paralyzed during play, and to the Glory of God. From left to right: Greg Lay eldhead of maintenance GSCB; Vic WilliamsWaste Pro; Andrew RowellGAC; Tony Strangemaintenance and brother of Tim Strange; Ralph RishPreble-Rish Inc.; Debbie Baxley, principal WHS; Dennis KizziahAthletic director/ head football coach; Michael White from Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative and Superintendent of Schools Jim Norton. COURTESY OF ADELE PAUL PORT ST. JOE JR./SR. HIGH SCHOOL 2012 varsity football schedule 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 (Homecoming) 7:30 p.m. ET 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 WEWAHITCHKA JR/SR HIGH SCHOOL 2012 varsity football schedule 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 (Homecoming) 7 p.m. CT 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 Port St. Joe grounds down Cottondale, Munroe Blountstown rushes past Wewahitchka DONATIONS MAKE NEW WEWAHITCHKA SCOREBOARD POSSIBLE

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Local A8 | The Star Thursday, August 30, 2012 PUBLIC NOTICE Public Hearings will be held at the Planning and Development Review Board (PDRB) Regular Meeting on Tuesday September 11, 2012 at 4:00 P.M. EST. The Public Hearings will be held in the City Commission Meeting Room at City Hall, 305 Cecil Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Fl. 32456 to discuss and act on the following: Discussion Port Cottages, LLC, Parcel #04838-100R, #04838-000R, #04838-110R located at the 314 Cecil G. Costin in Port St. Joe. Interested persons may attend and be heard at the public hearings or provide comments in writing to the Planning and Development Review Board, City of Port St. Joe City Hall, 305 Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. Transactions of the public hearings will not be recorded. Persons wishing to appeal any decision made during the hearings will need a record of the proceeding and should ensure a verbatim record is made, including the testimony on which the appeal is based. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act any person who wishes to attend and requires assistance may call (850)229-8261, Ext 113 or for additional information. You voted for what you believe in and not what the Govern ment can do for you or to you. This campaign was never about Freddie Whiteld, but about standing up for what is right. Be proud that you have stepped to the forefront! Because of your courage, I believe our numbers will grow with Democrats, Republicans, and Independents. I feel like this is a new sun rise over Gulf County. Again, I thank you from the bottom of my heart, and stand ready to serve anywhere I might be forced for good FREDDIE WHITFIELD THANK YOU DIS T RIC T 1 VO T ERS! (Pd.Pol.Ad.) THANK YOU to all voters who voted to make this the largest turnout ever for a Primary Election in District 1. And a special THANK YOU to the 505 people who chose PRINCIPLES NOT POLITICS 8292440 The park has received similar recognition before. In 2002, Dr. Stephen Leatherman, a professor from Florida International University known as Dr. Beach, named the beaches of St. Joseph Peninsula State Park the top in the country. In placing St. Joseph State Park at the top of its 2012 rankings of best state parks, the website noted the parks striking dune formations, miles of white sand beaches a heavily forested interior and a favorable climate for year-round outdoor recreation. The park is 2,516 acres at the very edge of St. Joseph Peninsula, surrounded by St. Joseph Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. The park offers RV and tent camping, cabins, a public boat ramp and marina as well as a series of dune walkovers for easy beach access. Popular activities noted by the website include shing, biking, kayaking, stand-up paddle-boarding and hiking the eight-mile trail through the interior forest to the end of the peninsula, cradled in sugary sand beaches. The complete ranking of the Top Ten Best State Parks in America is available at www.americasbestonline.com. The parks website can be found at www. oridastateparks.org/stjoseph/, with cabin rentals and camping at www.reserveamerica.com. Pets are allowed in the family camping areas overnight but not in the cabins, cabin areas or on the beaches. Additional information is available through the Gulf County Tourist Development Council at www.visitgulf. com or by calling 850-229-7800. additional rain. Last Saturday, however, things looked a bit grim as Nelson said the storm track was coming directly into the panhandle and, We could not be a worse position, Nelson said. The county mobilized on several fronts. Public Works was activated and with assistance of the Gulf Forestry Camp spent the weekend lling hundreds of sand bags in preparation. The Forestry Camp was evacuated Monday. Also evacuated Monday were most of the animals at the St. Joseph Bay Humane Society, which were moved to shelters in Bonifay and Georgia. The health department, working with Nelson, had moved to be ready with medical personnel should 10 special needs cases in the county require evacuation to the Honeyville Shelter. The Board of County Commissioners issued a local state of emergency on Saturday, two hours after Gov. Rick Scott issued a statewide state of emergency. On Sunday, with the storm track improving slightly, the BOCC moved ahead on a mandatory evacuation of T.H. Stone St. Joseph Peninsula State Park, which operates under speci c protocols for weather events. A voluntary evacuation was ordered for residents in low-lying areas prone to oods: residents and nonresidents of Indian Pass, St. Joseph Peninsula, Cape San Blas and waterside of U.S. 98 and County Road 30-A. The Stump Hole, which is undergoing reinforcement work, was at press time expected to hold though there were concerns over the weekend about evacuations of any resident and nonresident north of the Stump Hole on County 30-A. As a precaution to free up buses for potential evacuations on Monday afternoon original tracks over the weekend had the rst tropical storm impacts Monday afternoon or evening public schools went to a half day on Monday. The Gulf County School Board approved a recommendation from Superintendent Jim Norton late Monday to close all schools on Tuesday. I want to thank all the community and staff for their work in preparing for this storm, said BOCC chair Bill Williams. But we still need to be very vigilant. policies have affected local sheries. In turn, the hearing drew concerned commercial shers from along the Gulf of Mexico. With all due respect, we dont need Congress taking us back to the failures of the past, Waters said. We need you to help us address the changes of the future. ... Do not turn back the clock, help us conserve our sheries and jobs for tomorrow. Many of the commercial shermen, wearing shirts that read Keep catchshares on the table, Keep sh on the table, agreed with Waters sentiments to not reform current policies. The main concern focused on guidelines set by the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, which is up for reauthorization as soon as 2013. We have a system that is working, or else we wouldnt be here ghting. Waters said. However, Southerland said the current legislation is not working for all. The federal government should have no role in picking winners and losers in hopes of locking up our sheries with overregulation, free of congressional oversight and public opinion, Southerland said. Most of the witness testimony during the hearing focused on the reliance on bad datas effects, not just on commercial and recreational shing jobs, but also small businesses and entire local economies, according to Hastings. One of the things that bothered me is a lot of the decisions made were made on old or not accurate data, Hastings said. There needs to be a closer look at recreational shing. Witnesses pointed to arbitrary deadlines and mandates, catch shares, annual catch limits and the National Ocean Policy as alternate causes for review of federal policies. About 150,000 Floridians are directly employed in shing-related businesses 100,000 in the commercial sector and 50,000 in the recreational sector. Florida alone accounts for almost 40 percent of all marine recreational shing nationally, with $5.7 billion in total sales from recreational shing in 2011 and $5.6 billion in commercial sales in 2008. Gulf of Mexico sheries are vital to Floridas economy. They are a main target for the recreational boating community and are highly prized by resident and visiting anglers, said Ken Wright, chairman of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Richard Merrick, director of scienti c programs and chief scienti c advisor of the National Marine Fisheries Service, testi ed the Magnuson-Stevens Act mandates that all sheries conservation and management measures must be based upon the best scienti c information available. As an avid angler myself, I share serious concerns about a Magnuson-Stevens law that is broken, Southerland said. For the sake of our shermen, as well as the operators of marinas, hotels, restaurants and small businesses who rely on their continued success, Congress must commit to making the law more workable and responsive to the needs of our coastal communities. West Nile becomes more widespread, especially after a period of extremely dry weather is followed by heavy rains. Gulf County Mosquito Control director Mark Cothran said his crews were spraying 24/7 where weather permitted. He said mosquitoes lay eggs during dry months, such as earlier this year when the region was considered in a drought, but with nearly 30 inches of rain in less than three months, with more rain this week, all those eggs are hatching and making life miserable. We are operating at an elevated level, Cothran said. We have been for nearly a month. And we will continue until we see the mosquito numbers drop. Because of all the rainwater that we have experienced and information from (Gulf County) Mosquito Control, we thought it would be a good idea to send out information, said Sarah Hinds, public information of cer for the Gulf County Health Department. We want to make people aware of not having standing water and to protect themselves from mosquitoes. Gulf County Mosquito Control is operating at an elevated level until we see mosquito numbers drop, said director Mark Cothran. In 2004, the county experienced an outbreak of the virus, with at least ve patients diagnosed with illnesses related to viral infection and one death. Lindeman on Saturday emphasized the Five Ds of mosquito control: Dusk: avoid the outside when mosquitoes are most active; Dawn: avoid the outside during the second most active period for mosquitoes; DEET: use personal chemical protection to ward off mosquitoes; Dress: cover exposed skin to block access for mosquitoes; and Drain: remove standing water in pots, pet dishes, gutters and other retainers. Further, residents should apply repellent to exposed skin or onto clothing, but never under clothing; read repellent labels to ensure safety for children (DEET is not recommended for children younger than 2 months, and repellents containing oil of lemon eucalyptus should not be used on children under 3 years); and avoid applying repellent directly to childrens skin adults should apply to their hands and then transfer to a childs skin or clothing, Lindeman said. Adults over age 50 and people who have ever received an organ transplant are more likely to develop serious symptoms of West Nile if they do get sick and therefore should take special care not be bitten by a mosquito. Not all people who are bitten by a mosquito carrying West Nile will become sick, Lindeman noted, making the virus tricky. Just one of 150 people infected with the virus develops serious disease, known as West Nile encephalitis or West Nile meningitis, or in ammation of the brain or the area around the brain. Symptoms of severe illness include headache, high fever, stiff neck, mental confusion, muscle weakness tremors, convulsions, coma and paralysis. Symptoms may last several weeks, and neurological effects could be permanent. Some will come down with milder symptoms, which resemble the u, with fever, headache, swollen lymph glands, nausea, vomiting, skin rash on the chest, stomach and back. However, most people who get infected with West Nile virus do not have any symptoms. There is no speci c treatment for West Nile virus infection and no vaccine. FISHING from page A1 WEST NILE from page A1 TOP OF THE LIST from page A1 ISAAC from page A1 Star Staff Report The Gulf County Health Department on Friday issued a rabies alert after con rmation of a rabid fox in the Wewahitchka area. The fox was found near James Drive in northern Gulf County. Rabies is a fatal disease caused by a virus that is spread from animal to animal or animal to human during a bite, scratch or mucous membrane/ open-skin exposure to the infected animals saliva. Rabies in humans can be prevented if post-exposure medication is received early enough following an exposure, well before the onset of symptoms. The health department urges pet owners to ensure their pets are vaccinated for rabies. Also, supervise pets when they are outdoors. An animal with an expired rabies certi cate is considered unvaccinated. An animal given a vaccine by a person other than a licensed veterinarian is also considered unvaccinated. Owning a dog or cat that is not vaccinated places the owner, family and neighborhood at risk for exposure to this deadly disease. An exposed unvaccinated cat or dog must be quarantined for 6 months or euthanized as it might develop rabies and become contagious during that time. Currently vaccinated dogs and cat must be quarantined for 45 days. To avoid rabies: Supervise your animals when they are outdoors. Dont let pets roam. Stay away from stray or wild animals. Do not touch dogs or cats that are not yours. Avoid contact with unvaccinated animals. Never touch a bat. Never feed raccoons. Raccoons are a high-risk rabies vector and feeding them diminishes their fear of humans. If your pet ghts with a wild animal, put on rubber gloves before handling/washing your pet. If bitten or scratched by an animal, wash the wound immediately with soap and water. Seek medical treatment as needed and report the injury to the Gulf County Health Department at 227-1276. If the animal is a stray or wild animal, call Gulf County Animal Control at 227-1115. Rabies alert issued for county

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COMMUNITY www.starfl.com B Page 1 Section Thursday, August 30, 2012 JACQUELINE BOSTICK The News Herald @PCNHJBostick WEWAHITCHKA A road that runs from Bay to Gulf County was dedicated in honor of the nations veterans Wednesday. State 22 from Wewahitchka to Spring eld is now Veterans Parkway. The name change is relevant to the area and helps to recognize the efforts of rural Gulf County in defending the country, said Jim McKnight, chairman of the Gulf County Republican Party, which spearheaded the effort. So many of our kids in our rural areas are disproportionately involved in the military efforts of our country, McKnight said. Its important to recognize their contribution. The name change resolution was approved by county commissioners in Bay and Gulf counties about 24 months ago, approved by the Florida Legislature this year and signed into law July 1, of cials said. The signs are at the U.S. 98 and Veterans Parkway intersection in Bay County and at the Wewahitchka city limit. The original name change and dedication idea came from former Okaloosa County sheriff and Army veteran Frankie Mills. I was raised at 3727 E. Third St., which is Highway 22, in Spring eld, Mills said. Theres just a bunch of World War I and World War II men who did not get recognition. They are the only folks that kept us from talking German and Japanese when you get down to it. Mills father served throughout WWI and brothers served in different State 22 is now Veterans Parkway By BEVERLY MOUNT-DOUDS Editors note: This is another in a continuing series on local pioneers. Henry A. Drake was born in October 1894 in Georgia. He was a bank cashier in 1910 at Iron City, Georgia. At the age of 16 he was the youngest bank cashier in the state. In addition, his accounting and auditing experience landed him a job here in Port St. Joe in 1914, to take a position in the accounting department of the Apalachicola Northern Railroad. He was later promoted to chief clerk and in May 1926, was appointed General auditor of the railroad company and associated companies, a position he held for 10 years, when in May 1936 he resigned to accept the appointment of postmaster, having held several pervious appointments dually with his railroad position and with the aid of his wife Minnie Ola as his assistant at the post of ce. Henry Drake was the postmaster for over 33 years between 1936 and 1951 in Port St. Joe, Fl. Henry Drake and his wife Minnie lived in the two houses that sit behind the Buy Rite Drug Store: the same buildings in which Renee Shoaf had her business and the house that Mazlie Stone lives in today. Both were built by Drakes in the 1930s. This story on Henry Drake (as the Postmaster) was found in The Star back on August 1999, entitled: The Post Of ce Hasnt Exactly Been a Nomad. Some of it goes like this: If Henry Drake was still here, that dead pine tree at the rear corner of the new post of ce building wouldnt be there. It wouldnt dare! It would just fold up and shrink away. But, as it is, the postal department is going to have to nd somebody to take it down and depose of it. The post of ce for Port St. Joe has moved for the third time in at least 76 years. ... I dont know how Star Staff Report On Aug. 15, the Goodwill of Port St. Joe hosted a free professional job fair at the Gulf County Senior Citizens Association Building. The job fair allowed members of the community to speak with potential employers and hand in resumes for job inquiries. The job fair also allowed job seekers to learn about the Goodwill Career Training services, which help build necessary skills for employment. Prior to the job fair, the Career Training Center offered a discount on professional attire to better prepare job seekers before meeting with employers. About 11 employers and 60 job applicants attended the job fair, with opportunities from the likes of Burger King, the Gulf Coast Workforce Board, the U.S. Army, U.S. Marines, CVS, Avon, the Sacred Heart Hospital and more. As with all Goodwill Career Training services and events, the job fair was free of charge with no appointment required. The Career Training services offered access to a computer lab, which allowed job seekers to print out their resumes, By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com The community need is clearly there. Two months ago, we began a column pointing out volunteering opportunities in the community. The column began with just a few items. By the second month, it was doubled. But as we approach the third month, the list grows longer, the need evident. So, we may pick this column up more than once a month, as we are here in August, moving forward. This column started in large part through these words from Trish Petrie with the Friends of St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge. This country was started by men and women who were willing to give their time and use their skills to build a nation where they could have better life, Petrie wrote. They were volunteers. We need to take a step back and participate with our time to help get this country back on the right track. With all the problems with the economy and balancing budgets, there will continue to be a reduction in the services and the bene ts that federal, state, and local governments will be able to provide. It is time for a resurgence of volunteering. It will be up to us the people who care about our communities, our parks, our arts, our natural resources, to give our time and use our skills to preserve what is important to us. Those interested can also nd the story at www.star .com and The Port St. Joe Star Facebook page. Contact the Gulf County Chamber of Commerce, Petrie or Tim Croft at tcroft@ star .com to provide additional opportunities for this column. Here are a number of opportunities: Volunteers are an essential part of any team! The St. Joseph Bay Buffer Preserve is requesting assistance for a wide variety of tasks, everything from gardening to visitor relations to participating in the scienti c work that is on-going at the Buffer. This month wed like to spotlight: Bay Day: Twice a year on the rst Saturday in February and October, locals and tourists alike enjoy a Low Country Boil and educational tours of the Preserve and Bay. A lot of effort and planning are required to accomplish these events. Please consider contacting the Preserve to learn how you can help Sandra and our Friends group put together this wonderful funlled day for the community. Be a part of making a difference in your local schools. Volunteer to teach a Junior Achievement class at the fth-, eighthor high school-level, and help teach students real LIFE SKILLS. Junior Achievement teaches our children about running businesses, managing money, and preparing to get a job. All of our classes are taught by volunteers from the community. Whether you are an employee, employer, retiree, or stay-athome parent, Junior Achievement values the life experiences you can share with the students while teaching the Junior Achievement courses. All volunteers are provided course kits that have everything you need to teach a class, as well as training that will help you feel more comfortable in the classroom. All kits have hands-on activities that keep the students engaged and interested. A class lasts 5-7 weeks, depending on the age group, and meets once each week, during the school day, for an hour. The amount of commitment time is 5-7 hours to teach the class, two hours for training, and your preparation time which varies from person Invest in the community volunteer Goodwill job fair a success Page A4 | The News Herald | Thursday, August 23, 2012 NATIO N & WORLD States. We are experiencing tremendous demand for hospitals waiting to integrate medical devices and their electric health records systems to improve quality of care, patient safety, clinician workflow and effi ciency, Dyell said. Panama City Mayor Greg Brudnicki praised the new business when he spoke about the addition of iSirona to the down town business establishment. This is high-tech, its clean, its on the bay, Brudnicki said. There is more to downtown Panama City than a broken-down marina that we are going to renovate. iSirona is expected to receive total incen tives of $530,000 if the company meets all the criteria. Of the total, $350,000 comes from the state Industry Recruitment, Retention and Expansion Fund Grant Program. The grant is part of Senate Bill 2156, which allots $10 million per year for three years to help rebuild the Gulf Coast economy. The Bay County Commission and the Florida Department of Economic Opportu nitys Division of Strategic Business Devel opment approved the Qualified Target Tax Refund Application. Separately, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity approved an $180,000 Qualified Target Industry tax refund over the next six years to encour age the creation of 45 jobs at an average annual wage of $49,155. Those jobs must be created and maintained before funding can be administered to the company, according to EDA officials. To date, the company already has satis fied its job creation commitment over an eight-month period versus a three-year period, EDA officials noted. If the company fails to meet all the job requirements, it would be required to pay back grant funding proportional to its job creation/maintenance shortcomings. The iSirona project is exactly the kind of job creation initiative contemplated by the Oil Spill Recovery Act, said state Sen. Don Gaetz, R-Niceville, who authored S.B. 2156. Neal Wade, executive director of the EDA, said he wants to diversify the countys economic base. We may be able to put a cluster here, he said. Wade said aviation and aerospace indus try was still the number one target for the EDA, but manufacturing and logistics companies are targets for recruitment. Wade said the companys decision to stay in Bay County was more than just about business. It was also a quality-of-life issue, he said. Bay County is known as a having some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. We dont want to ride just one horse, Wade said. We want a diverse economy. iSirona previously had been in a small office building in Lynn Haven. i SIRONA from Page A1 quality product that we wanted, said William Whit son, CRA director. At this length, those who want to fish will be able to cast out in 4 feet of water. At a meeting this week, group members discussed whether it would be better to move forward with the altered pier project or to put it on hold and focus instead on improving other areas of the park. They decided mov ing forward with the fishing pier was a better option because it would mean hav ing something on the park sooner. Construction on the pier could begin soon after the contract is awarded. Panama City purchased the park in 2008 for $2.5 mil lion, and a large portion of the Millville CRAs budget is dedicated to repaying the pur chase. The park hasnt seen many improvements since. Opting to focus first on other park amenities would have pushed back the start of construction. The CRAs tentative bud get for next year has money allocated for creation of park improvement plans, and money for implementation is expected to be available in the 2014 fiscal year, which begins in October 2013. Among the plans for the property are an amphithe ater, walking path, restrooms and improved parking. Well work through with the MCA on what the pri ority for the next phase of improvements is, said Tim Whaler, program director of the Millville CRA. The CRA is scheduled to vote on awarding the con tract for the project during a special meeting Tuesday. MILLVILLE from Page A1 The storm was 25 miles southsoutheast of the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe late Wednes day afternoon, with maximum sus tained winds of 45 mph. Isaac was moving west at 22 mph and was expected to become a hurricane by tonight or Friday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. In response, leaders across much of the Caribbean closed schools and government offices Wednesday as Isaac churned toward the region, and the U.S. military postponed hearings for Sept. 11 prisoners. Dominica Prime Minister Roos evelt Skerrit urged people to stay home from work Wednesday. I want us all to be safe, he said. I dont want lives to be lost. Authorities in Puerto Rico reported a 75-year-old woman died in the northern city of Bayamon when she fell from a second-floor balcony while filling a barrel with water in preparation for the storm. Military authorities at the U.S. base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, canceled several days of pretrial hearings in the case of five prison ers charged in the Sept. 11 attacks. They also planned to evacuate about 200 people, including legal teams and relatives of Sept. 11 victims. Tess Hunneybell, owner of Manico River Eco Resort, which features luxury treehouses perched in the foothills of Domi nicas Morne Aux Diables volcano, said there was still barely a breeze Wednesday afternoon as dark clouds gathered over the sea. Right now, its definitely the calm before the storm. But we can see the clouds coming this way, Hunneybell said. She and others wrapped the treehouses in tarpaulin and nailed shut louvre doors. There were no guests because flights to the jag ged, densely forested island had been suspended. In Puerto Rico, Gov. Luis For tuno declared a state of emer gency and activated the National Guard. He also canceled classes and closed government agencies. Federal officials also closed the popular San Felipe del Morro cas tle in Old San Juan. The storm was expected to pass just south of Puerto Rico on Thursday. The U.S. Coast Guard closed all ports in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands to incoming com mercial ships and warned that all commercial vessels bigger than 200 gross tons must leave or obtain permission to remain in port. The U.S. Virgin Islands com missioner of public works, Dar ryl Smalls, said crews distributed sandbags to residents in St. Croix, where schools and government offices were ordered not to open Thursday. St. Kitts announced sim ilar closures for Wednesday. As he campaigned in Nevada, President Barack Obama received an update from the Federal Emer gency Management Agency on U.S. preparations for Isaac, dep uty press secretary Josh Earnest reported. FEMA has been in close coor dination with local officials and emergency managers in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, Earnest told reporters as Obama flew to a later stop in New York. Earnest said FEMA had deployed teams to both locations. The storm was unleashing heavy rain in Guadeloupe on Wednesday afternoon that was expected to worsen, said local chief meteorologist Norbert Aouiz erats. He said wind gusts could top 62 mph. In Martinique, officials warned of swollen rivers and flooding. Meteorologist Jean-Noel Degrace said at least 3 inches of rain had fallen Wednesday morning. The leader of Martinique, Laurent Prevost, urged people in low-lying areas to evacuate. In the Dominican Republic, authorities banned boats from entering its waters and warned of heavy rains from Thursday through Saturday. Liat Airline and American Eagle canceled flights to islands including Dominica, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guadeloupe and Martinique. The storms center was expected to move over the Lee ward Islands on Wednesday eve ning, and forecasters said it was likely to hit the Dominican Repub lic and Haiti as a hurricane Fri day. It was predicted to move on to Cuba as a tropical storm. On the island of Vieques, which lies just east of Puerto Rico, people prepared for the government to temporarily shut off power. Glenn Curry, an owner of Bananas Guesthouse, said he closed the restaurant and would move guests to a higher floor. I dont think this is going to be a major storm, but its going to be noisy and unpleasant for a few hours, he said. The general manager of the Hilton Golf & Casino Resort in the southern city of Ponce, Puerto Ricos second largest city, said he had warned guests about the impending storm. We expect bad weather, rain, wind, but nothing to the extent of danger, said Gunther Mainka. He said the hotel prepares for storms in July, including trimming the numerous palm trees that sur round the resort. They get a big haircut, he said. All the loose branches go down, all the coconuts go down. I SSAC from Page A1 I was raised at 3727 E. Third St., which is Highway 22, in Spring field, Mills said. Theres just a bunch of World War I and World War II men who did not get recognition. They are the only folks that kept us from talking German and Japanese when you get down to it. Mills father served throughout WWI and brothers served in differ ent branches of the military and defended the country in WWII and the Korean conflict, he added. The dedication ceremony took place at 9 a.m. at the forestry fire tower about five miles west of the Bay-Gulf County line on Veterans Parkway. Port St. Joe High Schools Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps led the beginning of the cer emony in the Pledge of Allegiance and national anthem. One of the new signs was unveiled at the ceremony. Im excited that so many likeminded people wanted to get on board with it, Mills said. Im very, very pleased. Members of veterans groups and organizations were present to show their support. Were fighting for the Viet nam veterans, said Vietnam veteran Harry Paul. We never had Wounded Warriors or got applause when we came back from Vietnam. Vietnam veterans have not gotten much recognition at all, but they are getting it now, he said, referring to the name change and dedication ceremony. Current ser vice members are doing a wonder ful job for the country, the active member of Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) in Port St Joe added. Joe Paul, VFW member in Wewahitchka, said the name change allows all service members to be recognized for protecting the nation and keeping it one nation under God. The freedoms here are impor tant to us, said Joe Paul, who is not related to Harry Paul. State Rep. Jimmy Patronis, R-Panama City, was the main speaker at the ceremony. We did the right thing and they appreciate it, Patronis said. What a compliment that is to this area. Northwest Florida has the larg est retired veteran population in Florida, he added. The ceremony attracted more than a hundred supporters, many of whom were veterans. For Bob Shipman, veteran support for veteran recognition is strong and important, but varies. There are a lot of veterans that wont come forward, some of them dont like to group, some have posttraumatic stress syndrome, Ship man said, but this makes you feel better that people recognize veter ans as people to be appreciated. Shipman fought in Vietnam in 1965, 1968, 1970 and 1971. The dedication ceremony and name change is not the result of or linked to the recent road repairs in Bay County on Veterans Parkway, officials stated. S TATE 22 from Page A1 JIM MCKNIGHT | Special to The News Herald A group of veterans turned out Wednesday for the dedication of State 22 between Springfield and Wewahitchka as Veterans Parkway. ANDREW WARDLOW | The News Herald iSirona, a medical software company, is expanding in downtown Panama City. JIM MCKNIGHT | Special to The News Herald A group of veterans turned out Wednesday for the dedication of State 22 between Spring eld and Wewahitchka as Veterans Parkway. See VETERANS B5 Henry A. and Minnie Ola Drake Florida Pioneers: See PIONEERS B5 COURTESY OF BEVERLY MOUNT-DOUDS Henry and Minnie Ola Drake (right) and an unknown friend. See VOLUNTEER B5 See JOB FAIR B5

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Thursday, August 30, 2012 B2 | The Star OF THE WEEK PET St. Joseph Bay Humane Society Meet the handsome and regal Polo. He is an approx 2yrs old all black cat with a half tail. Polo is very friendly and cuddly. He loves the attention of kids and adults alike. Polo even tolerates dogs and other cats. He keeps his kennel clean and tidy. This guy would make a wonderful addition to any family. WE ARE IN NEED OF VOLUNTEERS TO HELP WITH SOME GENERAL MAINTANCE, CLEANING, PAINTING ECT VOLUNTEERS ARE ALSO NEEDED FOR PET SOCIALIZATION AND FOSTER HOMES. SCHOOL CREDIT AVAILABLE TO QUALIFIED STUDENTS. 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. We are now proud partners with www.petsforpatriots.org Our hours for the shelter are Tuesday-Saturday from 10 am-4 pm! Our shelter location is 1007 Tenth Street in Port St. Joe! IF YOU ARE MISSING A PET, PLEASE CHECK WITH US! 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 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 Society 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 low-income seniors such as juice, canned tuna and chicken, soup or vegetables. Small inexpensive bingo prizes are always needed for our clients that love to play bingo several times a week. We provide a hot nutritious noon meal Monday through Friday to seniors 60 and over. Transportation may be available to our meal sites. Anyone interested in coming to our sites in Port St. Joe or Wewahitchka for meals and activities or who would like to donate any of the items listed above may call Debbie at 229-8466. STAR STAFF REPORT Magnolia Sarmiento, on left, and Brittany Hoover, right, gave 10 inches of hair each to Locks of Love. Kandi Rollins owner of Kandis Kountry Kuts cut and sent it to Locks of Love, which uses the hair to provide wigs for children who have lost their hair due to illness and treatment. Kandi would like to thank the girls for donating their hair. During late summer, caterpillars cause problems for gardeners all over our state. As you know, caterpillars are the larval state of butter ies and moths. While many of the winged adults are attractive, the damage caused by the larvae certainly is not. Because caterpillars are ravenous feeders, they can cause considerable damage in a short time. Early detection and prompt counter measure are very important. There are many kinds of pest caterpillars, far too many to cover in a single article. So well talk about a few of the common ones you may encounter, and comment on some basic control measures. My information was provided by Extension Entomologist of the University of Floridas Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. Sod webworms and fall armyworms seriously damage lawns. Its not unusual for both to attack at the same time. Webworms are the smaller of the two species, reaching a length of only about three-quarters of an inch, compared to one-and-a-half inches for armyworms. In general, both are greenish in the young stage, turning brown as they mature. Their feeding is similar, resulting in notched or ragged leaf edges. However, webworms tend to feed in patches, while armyworms cause more scattered damage. The orange dog caterpillar is a common pest on citrus trees. Its black with white markings and slimy looking. Its eggs, which look like small yellow beads, are laid on the newest plant growth. At maturity the orange dog becomes a swallowtail butter y. If youve ever suddenly felt a sharp, stinging sensation while pruning a plant, you may have come in contact with an IO (Eyeoh) moth caterpillar. This caterpillar is pale green, with two stripes one white and one maroon down both sides of its body. It has many clumps of stiff poisonous hairs. Touching these is painful to most people in some cases, the reaction is bad enough to require hospitalization. The IO moth caterpillar, which is only one of several stinging varieties, is found on such plants as Hibiscus, Poinsettias, Palms and many others. Caterpillars can be controlled mechanically, or with chemical sprays. If the caterpillars are large, and few in number, they can be removed from plants by hand. If egg masses are recognized, they can be destroyed before they hatch. Chemical control materials include Sevin, Bifenthrin, Malathion, and Bacillus Thuringiensis (Dipel). Sevin is a stomach poison, thats good to use on small caterpillars that are hard to nd. However, Sevin isnt a very good contact poison. So, it cant be used against caterpillars that are already quite large. Biefenthrin is an insecticide pest control used to control pests such as re ants, roaches, lawn insects, aphids, worms, gnats, moths, grasshoppers, mites spiders, ticks, caterpillars, ies and eas. Malathion is a good contact poison, but a poor stomach poison. Its best for use on large caterpillars. Malathion must be applied thoroughly, to insure contact with all the caterpillars. This can sometime be hard to do especially on large shrubs and trees. Bacillus Thuringiensis isnt a chemical. Its a bacterial concentrate (Dipel) thats deadly only to caterpillars. It wont harm any other insects. When applying pesticides, you should always use caution and common sense. Avoid contact with the concentrate, and stay out of the spray drift. Read the product label carefully, and follow all directions exactly. For more information on caterpillars and ornamentals contact the Gulf County Extension Service @ 639-3200, 2292909 or visit our website: gulf.ifas.u .edu. Star Staff Report Tallahassee Orthopedic Clinic will be closing its Port St. Joe satellite location as of Sept. 20. Tallahassee Orthopedic Clinic will be available for your continued orthopedic care at its other locations. For appointments call 5263236 or 850-229-1177 If you would like copies of records you can contact the TOC of ce at 877-8174 or Tallahassee Orthopedic Clinic, 3334 Capital Medical Blvd., Suite 400, Tallahassee, FL. 32308. Star Staff Report The GFWC Wewahitchka Womans Club, Inc., will be holding an auction at 9 a.m. CT on Saturday, Oct. 27, at Lake Alice Park. Items are needed for this auction. If you have anything that you would like to donate to the auction, we will take almost anything, and will pick up the item(s). The Club is also selling tickets for Desserts for a Year. Tickets are $5 each and the winner will receive a homemade dessert made by members of the Club each month for a year. Drawing for the Desserts for a Year will be done during the upcoming auction. If you would like to donate any items or purchase tickets for the Desserts for a Year, please call either Patty Fisher at 639-9794 or Dianne Semmes at 6395345/227-6425. All proceeds from these projects will go to scholarships for students at Wewahitchka High School, as well as various projects to help support our community. Star Staff Report The annual Noma Community Reunion will be held in the Noma Town Hall building on Saturday, Sept. 1. The town hall will open at 10 a.m. and lunch will be served at noon CT. All past and present residents and their friends are cordially invited to attend. People planning to attend are asked to bring a wellfilled basket of their favorite dishes. Also, please bring tea, if that is the beverage you prefer. Soft drinks, ice, cups, plates and eating utensils will be furnished. This gathering, held on the Saturday before Labor Day, strengthens the bonds of friendship and lets us relive memories of the past, renew our ties with the land that once nourished us and walk among the graves of our dear departed kinsmen. Anyone desiring additional information is urged to contact Ludine Riddle at 974-8438. Caterpillars and ornamentals ROY LEE CARTER County extension director Girls donate to Locks of Love Senior citizens need your help 2012 ANNUAL NOMA COMMUNITY REUNION WEWAHITCHKA WOMANS CLUB AUCTION TOC of ce in Port St. Joe closing

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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 School News Special to The Star Faith Christian School will be holding its third annual Labor Day Yard Sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET on Friday, Aug. 31 and 8 a.m. until noon ET on Saturday, Sept. 1. The school campus is at 801 Twentieth Street in Port St. Joe. This is a huge event for the school. Clothes, kitchen items, house wares, home decor, books, furniture, exercise equipment, toys and MORE!! Donations are always welcome (tax receipts upon request). Call 2296707 to schedule a pick up. Special to The Star Gulf Coast State College is hosting two information sessions at 10 a.m. CT and 6 p.m. CT on Thursday, Sept. 27 to provide the community more information on training the school offers in conjunction with Career Step, a leading online healthcare school. The training programs prepare students for careers in medical coding and billing, medical transcription and medical administrative assisting. For a limited time, new students can also get a free laptop or 10 percent off their tuition when they enroll in one of these programs. Healthcare is one of the few industries relatively unaffected by the economic downturn of the last several years. The industry as a whole is expected to generate 3.5 million new jobs between 2010 and 2020, and the individual career elds represented by the training programs are also expected to show signi cant job growth. The U.S. Department of Labor projects that the number of new jobs in medical coding and billing will grow by 21 percent and those in medical transcription will increase by 6 percent. Medical administrative assistant opportunities are expected to grow even more with a projected 41 percent increase by 2020. The Career Step curriculum, which Gulf Coast State College is offering through Continuing Education, provides the opportunity to train online for these growing career elds. The programs incorporate feedback from employers to ensure graduates have the skills needed to excel in the workforce, and speci c industry associations have also evaluated the programsfor example, the Career Step Medical Coding and Billing program is approved by the American Health Information Management Association, a leading coding association and certi cation body. In addition, students also receive extensive support to help turn their education into a job. The job-focused training in these growing career elds makes these programs an excellent choice for those looking to train relatively quickly for a new career. The September 27 information sessions hosted by Gulf Coast State College will provide more information on these job opportunities, the online training programs, and the free laptop/tuition discount offer. The information sessions will be held in the Gibson Lecture Hall, Student Union East on the Gulf Coast State College campus at 5230 West US Highway 98 in Panama City. For more details on the sessions or training programs, please visit CareerStep.com/gulfcoast or contact Sherrie Lock at 850-872-3823. About Career Step Career Step, a leading online school, focuses on helping students quickly gain the career skills they need to succeed in rapidly growing industries. With 20 years of experience, the school has trained over 70,000 students in the United States and internationally, and offers programs in the allied health, administrative services, and technology industries. Career Steps training programs are offered entirely online, and the school is committed to helping each enrolling student graduate and successfully transition to a rewarding career. Star Staff Report Gulf County District Schools formally dedicated the new covered play area at Wewahitchka Elementary School in the name of the late Bryan Baxley. The dedication last Thursday was attended by members of the Gulf County School Board, WES faculty and staff, Superintendent of Schools Jim Norton and family and friends of Baxley, who passed away last year after a courageous battle with cancer. The Bryan Baxley Building is a 10,000 square foot facility that includes a full basketball court, restrooms, coachs of ce, storage for equipment, fans, heater, built-in sound system, built-in padded benches and side curtains to slide closed during inclement weather. Also housed in the new facility are two handcrafted cedar benches dedicated in Baxleys memory by the National Honor Society and Student Government Association at Wewahitchka High School. Baxley was an elementary school physical education teacher and coach from 1975 to 2003. During the dedication ceremony, a bronze plaque was unveiled by Baxleys wife, Debbie, principal at WHS, and son that will serve as a reminder of his dedication to his students. Port St. Joe Elementary School Front Row: Skylar Clayton, Desirae Causey,Evan Young, Leila Smith, Donovan Miniat Back Row: Tad Russell, Shakeria Rolax, Lyndsey Butler, Dianara Angel Special to The Star As mandated by law Gulf School District is accountable for reporting changes to the Student Progression Plan, the Code of Conduct, retained by grade and FCAT assessment results. Changes can be mandated by law or recommended by schools, the student progression committee, or the district. Changes for 2012-2013 are minimal when compared to previous years. House Bill 7059 Academically Challenging Curriculum to Enhance Learning (ACCEL) provides options for the student in K-12 to progress more quickly by engaging in an academic curriculum which surpasses the curriculum for the students current grade. To participate a student must meet requirements in regard to GPA, attendance, state assessment scores, conduct, and teacher recommendation. The bill also provides seniors a seventh semester option to graduate prior to their class graduating, if they have completed all required courses and have 24 credits, passed state required assessments and have a minimum of a 2.0 GPA. This is different from the 18 credit routes which require the students to complete all required credits in 3 years. The committee removed the requirement for middle school students to pass reading, since the state only requires passing the four core courses in grades 6-8. It has been determined that students who pass the core courses are pro cient readers. Transfer students who have credit in Algebra I, Biology or Geometry will not take Floridas EOC, if they have achieved a passing score on a like assessment whether standardized nationally or within the state from which the student comes. Credit recovery courses may only be used for credit recovery, grade forgiveness or remediation for students needing to prepare for EOC assessment retake. These courses are not bound by Florida Statute requiring 135 hours. There were no changes to the Code of Conduct, but parents and students are encouraged to access it on the districts website and be very familiar with expectations for behavior that promotes a positive learning environment. FCAT reading data for grades 3-10 are reported county-wide by number and percent for Levels 1 and 2: Grade 3 Level 128 (22 percent), Level 2-61 (48 percent); Grade 4 Level 127 (19 percent), Level 260 (42 percent); Grade 5 Level 116 (11 percent), Level 254 (38 percent); Grade 6 Level 1 29 (19 percent), Level 2-34 (22 percent); Grade 7 Level 1 22 (15 percent), Level 2 (32 percent); Grade 8 Level 128 (18 percent), Level 260 (38 percent); Grade 9 Level 1 34 (22 percent), Level 2 56 (36 percent); Grade 10 Level 1 35 (28 percent), Level 274 (59 percent). Third grade Promotion for Good Cause: Alternate Assessment 3; Portfolio 4; ESE 7; Other1. For more information about your childs school, you may access the Florida Department of Education at www. doe.org (School Grade) or the districts webpage via www.gulf. k12. .us. Look under documents for the Student Progression Plan, Code of Conduct, the Title I Parent Involvement Plan, School Improvement Plans and other documents of interest. The School Public Accountability Report will be available on the districts webpage as well as at each school upon request. Gulf County school district news District dedicates WES covered play area for Bryan Baxley The Lions Tale Wewahitchka Elementary School DAZZLING DOLPHINS The Lions TALE GCSC to host information sessions on job training in healthcare

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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 Dinner.5:00 6:00 pm AWANA.6:00 7:30 pm Surrender Student Ministry6:15 7:30 pm Prayer/Bible Study.6:30 7:30 pm Read the Bible for Life Class6:15 7:30 pm Nursery..6:00 7:30 pm This business invites you to visit the church of your choice this week. Maudie Sherrell (Purswell) Roberts, 75, of Crestview, formerly of Wewahitchka, passed away Friday, August 24, 2012 in a Niceville hospital. She was a homemaker and enjoyed gospel music, her family, and owers. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ronald C. Roberts; her son Phillip Ray Roberts; her dad and mom, James Roscoe and Mazie Purswell, her granddaughter, Marie Martin, and her sister, Helen Yvonne Purswell. Survivors include her children, Ken Roberts (Annette) of Stockbridge, GA, Bruce Roberts (Dawn) of Temple, GA, Eric Roberts (Jean) of Honolulu, HI, Jerry Roberts, Linda Roberts, and Mark Roberts (Linda), all of Crestview; 17 grandchildren; 35 greatgrandchildren; and her brothers and sisters, Audrey King of Panama City, Mary Chason of Wewahitchka, Elaine Davidson (Bobby) of Carthage, NC, Jennell Pitts of Kinard, Jim Purswell of Wewahitchka, Joe Mac Purswell (Linda) of Wewahitchka, David Purswell (Barbara) of Kinard, Janice Lyles (Carlton) of Panama City, Faye Causey (Roy) of White City, and Carol Thomas of Lakeland. The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. CDT Monday, August 27, 2012 at Glad Tidings Assembly of God Church with interment following in August 26, 2012 in Roberts Cemetery. All services are under the direction of the Comforter Funeral Home. Maudie Sherrell (Purswell) Roberts Mr. Paul R. Summerlot went to be with the Lord on August 25, 2012. He was preceded in death by the love of his life and rst wife, Barbara Summerlot; his parents John and Maggie Summerlot; and 10 siblings. He is survived by his wife, Mary Summerlot of Port St Joe, FL; son Terry and Diane Summerlot, of Port St Joe, FL; son Bobby Hayes, of Port St Joe, FL; daughter Patricia and Jim Murnan, of Port St Joe, FL; 10 grandchildren; six greatgrandchildren; one brother Don Summerlot, of Gosport, IN; a host of nieces and nephews; and special friends Marsha, Joshua, and Kristen Posey, Melody, Robert, and MaKayla Woodham. Mr. Summerlot served his country as a Petty Of cer in the Navy for 4 years and was a veteran of WWII. After his service he was employed with Chrysler in Indiana for 27 years before retiring and moving to Port St Joe, FL. Visitation was held 5-8 p.m. ET on Sunday, August 26, 2012 at Highland View Assembly of God Church. Burial will be in Clay Co., Indiana. In lieu of owers, Mr. Summerlot requested that donations be made to the St. Joseph Bay Humane Society. Local services are under the direction of the Comforter Funeral Home. Paul Summerlot Mr. John Walker (J.W.) Marshall, age 66, of Altha, FL passed away Monday, August 20, 2012 at his home. J.W. was born on January 20, 1946 in Clarksville, FL and lived in LaGrange, GA for several years before moving to Altha. He was retired from the Apalachicola Northern Railroad after 28 years of service. Survivors include his wife, JoAnn Marshall of Altha, FL; two sons, John R. Marshall of LaGrange, GA and Michael A. Marshall and his wife Pamela of Altha, FL; a grandsons raised by J.W. and JoAnn, Joshua D. Marshall, of LaGrange, GA; one daughter, Mary Y. Taylor and her husband Troy of Howard Lake, MN; three sisters, Mary Summerlot and her husband Paul of Port St. Joe, FL, Barbara Gates and her husband Frank of Blountstown, FL and Mae Porter and her husband Marty of Bristol, FL; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. CT on Thursday, August 23, 2012 from Peavy Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Michael Morris of ciating. Interment followed in Page Pond Cemetery in Altha, FL. The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. CT on Wednesday, August 22, 2012 at Peavy Funeral Home. All arrangements under the direction of Marlon Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown, FL. John Walker (J.W.) Marshall Mrs. Penny Marie Tidwell Hatcher of Wewahitchka, Florida, formerly of Westville, Florida, passed away Sunday, August 19, 2012. She was 50. Funeral services were 2 p.m. CT on Thursday, August 23, 2012 in the chapel of Sorrells Funeral Home in Geneva with Rev. Uvonne Carroll of ciating. The family received friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. CT on Wednesday, August 22, 2012. Burial was followed at 11:30 a.m. CT on Friday at Roberts Cemetery in Wewahitchka. A visitation was held at the First Baptist Church in Wewahitchka from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Friday before the family departed for the graveside. Penny was born February 12, 1962 in Geneva County, Alabama. She loved to sh and worked as a cashier at Richs IGA in Wewahitchka for a number of years. She loved people and all of her customers were very special to her. She was of Baptist faith. Her father, Alfred Monroe Tidwell, and her husband, William Ralph Hatcher preceded her in death. Survivors include her mother, Gladys Tidwell; one brother and sister-in-law, William E and Coreena Tidwell; two special nephews, Chad Alan and Jason Michael Tidwell, all of Westville; other extended family and friends. Penny Marie Tidwell Hatcher Peggy Sue Lewis Hammond, of Port St Joe, passed away August 22, 2012. She was survived by her son James A. Padgett III; her daughter Natalie M. Franks; and her grandson James A. Padgett IV. We love you mom! A Memorial was held at 10 a.m. ET on August 27, 2012 at the Highland View Church of God. Services were provided by Comforter Funeral Home. Peggy Sue Lewis Hammond Obituaries Thursday, August 30, 2012 Mary Harvey Wall, 85, of Port St. Joe, Florida and Screven, Georgia, died August 27, 2012. She was born and raised in Wayne County, Georgia and in 1945 moved to Port St. Joe, Florida where she and husband, Charles Wall, raised their family and for the past couple of years she enjoyed being back in Wayne County with so many of her relatives. She was a member and served on the Altar Guild of St. James Episcopal Church in Port St, Joe, Florida. She was a retired bookkeeper and Administrative Assistant for Raf eld Fisheries for 45 years and enjoyed being grandmother and Mar-Mar to her great grandchildren. She was active with several bridge groups and enjoyed participating in every school sport her children and grandchildren were involved in. She was predeceased by her husband of 57 years, Charles R. Wall, parents, Emmett and Nevvie Harvey; three brothers, Rufus Harvey, Jerone Harvey and Victor Harvey; four sisters, Connie Harris, Mada Nichols, Lois Collins and Monnie Odom. Survivors are two sons and daughters-in-law, Dan and Pam Wall of Tallahassee, Florida, Bill and Rosmari Wall of Columbus, Georgia; a daughter and son-inlaw, Brenda W. and Mike Purvis of Jesup, Georgia; four grandchildren, Robert Arnold and wife, Kristy of Screven, Ga, Katie Wall of Tallahassee, Fla., Danielle W. Fuzi and husband, Jeremy of Oauha Hawaii, and Taylor Wall of Columbus; two step-grandchildren, Michael and Travis Purvis; three great-grandchildren, Kayle and Karson Arnold, Caleb Dexter; a sister-in-law, Bertha Harvey. Funeral services were held 11 a.m. Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Stanley Todd and Rev. Tucker Lewis of ciating. Interment was in the Screven City Cemetery. Visitation was held 10 to 11 a.m. prior to services at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to St. James Episcopal Church, 800 22nd Street, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456 or Hospice of South Georgia Building Fund, 1625 Sunset Blvd., Jesup, Georgia, 31545. Please sign the online guestbook at www.rinehartandsons. com. Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home of Jesup, Ga. is in charge of arrangements. Mary Harvey Wall MARY HARVEY WALL

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Local The Star| B5 Thursday, August 30, 2012 For Questions about Fair Housing, Equal Employment Opportunities and/or Section 504 procedures regarding The Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact the City of Connie Parrish @ (850) 639-2605 The City of Wewahitchka, FL abides by and enforces Fair Housing, EEO & ADA laws and guidelines. 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 much longer the rst move was. I know of the history of the service since its lo cation in the old Masonic Building on Reid Avenue. I think the late C. G. Costin told me he had the building constructed to put the of ce in, moving it from their store on Hwy 98. The Masonic owned the rst permanent brick building the post ofce was located on Reid Ave. Henry Drake was the postmaster and worked the ofce along with his wife and Mrs. Verna Smith. In the 50s, the Drakes re tired and the ofce was headed up with the rst female postmistress, Pearl Brown. A few years later the late Chauncey Costin became postmaster. Copied also from The Star, in April 1938, was Our Postmaster, who is a prop erty owner and is deeply interested in the future de velopment of this city, was at one time an outstanding player on the PSJ baseball team, and many were the games won by his ability as a pitcher. We love our baseball The A.N.R.R., being the largest employer in town could always nd a few pennies to pay a good ballplayer. Thats how the late H.A. Drake, Ralph Swatts and George Suber, Sr., came to this area. They were good ballplayers and all started out with the railroad. Drake may have worked for the postal service, but before that, he was a ball playing railroader, with emphasis on ballplayer. Back before the paper mill came here, Port St. Joe sat right in the middle of the class D semi-pro league, which fed players to the competitive Sally league teams of Birming ham, Macon, Atlanta and Charlotte. The class D league was made up of Panama City, Pensacola, Tallahas see and Dothan. A player from here, Lefty Thoma son, a pitcher, went to Do than. Several players went even farther in the big league chain, later on. Port St. Joe had to play those class D teams, or they would nd no op ponents. The city league, named The Saints, did very well, especially after World War II. Built around our own Leonard Belin, who had gone to the Phillies but a war injury kept him from going back, the team was the perennial Gulf Coast League champs. They rode the pitching of Lefty Thomason and the home run hitting of Leon ard Belin to championship after championship. Other than these two, there were: pitchers, Terry Hinote and Cliff Robbins; catcher, Bert Cox; rst baseman, Belin; second baseman, Marion Craig; shortstop, Frank Hannon, third base, Tommy Mitch ell; left eld, Fish Her ring: center eld, Alton Dendy; and right eld, Dal las Weeks. The manger was Richard Porter. The Black community had their own team at the time. They featured Na than Peters, Sr. on posters, as their premier homerun hitter. The Buie brothers played on those old Gulf Coast Sluggers teams, along with Phelma Oats. One story that I came across was written like this, One Sunday after noon, a bunch of us boys were throwing the baseball around on the diamond and a group of the Slug gers wandered in to prac tice and started playing with us boys. Phelma got to pitching batting practice for us and had all us boys bailing out with his curveball starting on a trajectory straight for our body, then would curve and come straight over the plate. We couldnt see how anyone who played the Sluggers could ever hit that curve ball. Phelma wasnt (and isnt) any bigger than a short toothpick but he could chunk that baseball. Peters is dead now, and Phelma could always be seen operating a steam presser at Driesbachs dry cleaners. A love of history Henry Drake loved his tory and wrote many sto ries about our town; my favorite was the The Rise and Fall of Old St. Joseph, his version of the history of the ancient city 1812-1854 and the ensuing dormancy of the area prior to 1910, when the new town of Port Saint Joe was established. That copy can be found in The Star, Feb. 26, 1998. Looking back on my photos and papers on the Drakes, Guy Tucker, Jr. shared many of his sto ries of how Henry Drake and Guy Tucker, Sr. knew each other. Guy, Sr. was killed while working in the railroad and Henry took it upon himself to help Tuck ers wife deal with the law yers and the railroad. Guy, Jr. spent a lot of summers with the Drakes, his emails were written to me in 2004. After retiring from the Postal Service, Henry and his wife Minnie moved to Atlanta, Georgia. He died in Tallahassee, Florida in September 1979. JOB FAIR from page A1 cover letters and more prior to the job fair. For information on future Ca reer Training events, please con tact the Goodwill Industries of Port St. Joe at 229-1213. Goodwill IndustriesBig Bend, Inc. is a 501(c) 3 nonprot with a mission to provide job training, ed ucation and employment to people with disabilities and other barriers to employment, helping them to reach their fullest potential in sup porting themselves and their fami lies. Goodwill also provides barrierfree apartment complexes in which people with disabilities can live independently. VOLUNTEER from page B1 to person. The classes are sponsored by individuals and businesses in the community, and by the Tap per Foundation and Port St. Joe Capacity Building Fund. There is no cost to the school or the volunteer. Junior Achievement of NW FL is a non-prot, educational or ganization dedicated to teaching students K-12 about entrepre neurship, personal nance, and work readiness skills. We pro vide 13 classes at the 5th, 8th, and high school levels in Port St. Joe, and 6 classes at the 8th and high school levels in Wewahitchka. For information about volun teering for fall or spring classes, please contact: Jackie Brooks at jabay@knology.net or call at 624-0524. Are you interested in mak ing a difference in someones life? Covenant Hospice is in need of volunteers in Gulf County. Covenant Hospice provides a special kind of caring for persons with life-limiting illnesses, their families and loved ones. We offer many volunteer opportunities for all ages, to t into any schedule. Our volunteers are the heart of the Covenant Hospice team. They receive free specialized training to provide companion ship and support to patients and families, or to assist with fund raising, administrative support, and community outreach. If you, your church, or organization, would be interested in becoming a part of our Covenant Hospice team, please call Shelley Frazier, Volunteer Services Manager at 785-3040. We would be happy to bring the training to you. Abused and neglected chil dren need a voice in court. There are currently several children without volunteer advocate rep resentation in Gulf County. The 14th Circuit Guardian Ad Litem Program wants these children spoken for. Be a strong, depend able voice, appointed by the court, to support these children. Training classes are starting in August. Please call 747-5180 for more information and an application. Volunteers are needed to assist greeting guests and doing ofce duties at the St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge ofce in Apalachicola. Introduce visi tors to displays and information about St. Vincent Island. Call 653-8808 and ask for Charlotte if you can help on Mondays and/or Wednesdays. Able-bodied volunteers are needed to help with outdoor work on St. Vincent Island. You need to be able to tolerate heat and sweat, but the island and wild life are amazing. Call Shelley at 527-8535 if you can help on the island. VETERANS from page B1 branches of the military and defended the country in WWII and the Korean conict, he added. The dedication cer emony took place at 9 a.m. at the forestry re tower about ve miles west of the Bay-Gulf County line on Veterans Parkway. PortSt.JoeHigh Schools Junior Reserve Ofcers Training Corps led the be ginning of the ceremony in the Pledge of Allegiance and national anthem. One of the new signs was unveiled at the ceremony. Im excited that so many like-minded people wanted to get on board with it, Mills said. Im very, very pleased. Members of veterans groups and organizations were present to show their support. Were ghting for the Vietnam veterans, said Vietnam veteran Har ry Paul. We never had Wounded Warriors or got applause when we came back from Vietnam. Vietnam veterans have not gotten much recogni tion at all, but they are get ting it now, he said, refer ring to the name change and dedication ceremony. Current service members are doing a wonderful job for the country, the active member of Veterans of For eign Wars (VWF) in Port St Joe added. Joe Paul, VWF member in Wewahitchka, said the name change allows all service members to be rec ognized for protecting the nation and keeping it one nation under God. The freedoms here are important to us, said Joe Paul, who is not related to Harry Paul. State Rep. Jimmy Pa tronis, R-Panama City, was the main speaker at the ceremony. We did the right thing and they appreciate it, Pa tronis said. What a compli ment that is to this area. Northwest Florida has the largest retired veteran population in Florida, he added. The ceremony attracted more than a hundred sup porters, many of whom were veterans. For Bob Shipman, veteran support for veteran recognition is strong and important, but varies. There are a lot of vet erans that wont come for ward, some of them dont like to group, some have post-traumatic stress syn drome, Shipman said, but this makes you feel better that people recog nize veterans as people to be appreciated. Shipman fought in Viet nam in 1965, 1968, 1970 and 1971. The dedication ceremo ny and name change is not the result of or linked to the recent road repairs in Bay County on Veterans Park way, ofcials stated. PHOTOS COURTESY BEVERLY MOUNT-DOU D S The Drakes rst home in Port St. Joe. Henry Drake, portrait in 1927. Minnie Ola Reed Drake, portrait date unknown. PIONEERS from page B1

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Local The Star| B7 Thursday, August 30, 2012 assessed as provided in paragraph (5), an assessment may not increase if the just value of the property is less than the just value of the property on the preceding January 1. (2) An No assessment may not shall exceed just value. (3) After a any change of ownership, as provided by general law, homestead property shall be assessed at just value as of January 1 of the following year, unless the provisions of paragraph (8) apply. Thereafter, the homestead shall be assessed as provided in this subsection. (4) New homestead property shall be assessed at just value as of January 1 1st of the year following the establishment of the homestead, unless the provisions of paragraph (8) apply. That assessment shall only change only as provided in this subsection. (5) Changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to homestead property shall be assessed as provided for by general law.; provided However, after the adjustment for any change, addition, reduction, or improvement, the property shall be assessed as provided in this subsection. (6) In the event of a termination of homestead status, the property shall be assessed as provided by general law. (7) The provisions of this subsection amendment are severable. If a provision any of the provisions of this subsection is amendment shall be held unconstitutional by a any court of competent jurisdiction, the decision of the such court does shall not affect or impair any remaining provisions of this subsection amendment. (8)a. A person who establishes a new homestead as of January 1, 2009, or January 1 of any subsequent year and who has received a home stead exemption pursuant to Section 6 of this Article as of January 1 of either of the 2 two years immediately preceding the establishment of a the new homestead is entitled to have the new homestead assessed at less than just value. If this revision is approved in January of 2008, a person who establishes a new homestead as of January 1, 2008, is entitled to have the new homestead assessed at less than just value only if that person received a homestead exemption on January 1, 2007. The assessed value of the newly established homestead shall be determined as follows: 1. If the just value of the new homestead is greater than or equal to the just value of the prior homestead as of January 1 of the year in which the prior homestead was abandoned, the assessed value of the new home stead shall be the just value of the new homestead minus an amount equal to the lesser of $500,000 or the difference between the just value and the assessed value of the prior homestead as of January 1 of the year in which the prior homestead was abandoned. Thereafter, the homestead shall be assessed as provided in this subsection. 2. If the just value of the new homestead is less than the just value of the prior homestead as of January 1 of the year in which the prior homestead was abandoned, the assessed value of the new homestead shall be equal to the just value of the new homestead divided by the just value of the prior homestead and multiplied by the assessed value of the prior homestead. However, if the difference between the just value of the new homestead and the assessed value of the new homestead calculated pursu ant to this sub-subparagraph is greater than $500,000, the assessed value of the new homestead shall be increased so that the difference between the just value and the assessed value equals $500,000. Thereafter, the home stead shall be assessed as provided in this subsection. b. By general law and subject to conditions therein, the leg islature shall provide for application of this paragraph to property owned by more than one person. (e) The legislature may, by general law, for assessment purposes and subject to the provisions of this subsection, allow counties and municipali ties to authorize by ordinance that historic property may be assessed solely on the basis of character or use. Such character or use assessment shall apply only to the jurisdiction adopting the ordinance. The requirements for eligible properties must be by general law. (f) A county may, in the manner prescribed by general law, provide for a reduction in the assessed value of homestead property to the extent of any increase in the assessed value of that property which results from the construction or reconstruction of the property for the purpose of providing living quarters for one or more natural or adoptive grandparents or parents of the owner of the property or of the owners spouse if at least one of the grandparents or parents for whom the living quarters are provided is 62 years of age or older. Such a reduction may not exceed the lesser of the following: (1) The increase in assessed value resulting from construction or reconstruction of the property. (2) Twenty percent of the total assessed value of the property as improved. (g) For all levies other than school district levies, assessments of residential real property, as by general law, which contains nine units or fewer and which is not subject to the assessment limitations set forth in subsections (a) through (d) shall change only as provided in this subsection. (1) Assessments subject to this subsection shall be changed annually on the date of assessment provided by law. However, ; but those changes in assessments may shall not exceed 5 ten percent (10%) of the assessment for the prior year. The legislature may provide by general law that, except for changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to property assessed as provided in paragraph (4), an assessment may not increase if the just value of the property is less than the just value of the property on the preceding date of assessment provided by law. (2) An No assessment may not shall exceed just value. (3) After a change of ownership or control, as by general law, including any change of ownership of a legal entity that owns the property, such property shall be assessed at just value as of the next assessment date. Thereafter, such property shall be assessed as provided in this subsection. (4) Changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to such property shall be assessed as provided for by general law.; However, after the ad justment for any change, addition, reduction, or improvement, the property shall be assessed as provided in this subsection. (h) For all levies other than school district levies, assessments of real property that is not subject to the assessment limitations set forth in subsections (a) through (d) and (g) shall change only as provided in this subsection. (1) Assessments subject to this subsection shall be changed annually on the date of assessment provided by law. However, ; but those changes in assessments may shall not exceed 5 ten percent (10%) of the assessment for the prior year. The legislature may provide by general law that, except for changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to property assessed as provided in paragraph (5), an assessment may not increase if the just value of the property is less than the just value of the property on the preceding date of assessment provided by law. (2) An No assessment may not shall exceed just value. (3) The legislature must provide that such property shall be assessed at just value as of the next assessment date after a qualifying improve ment, as by general law, is made to such property. Thereafter, such property shall be assessed as provided in this subsection. (4) The legislature may provide that such property shall be assessed at just value as of the next assessment date after a change of ownership or control, as by general law, including any change of ownership of the legal entity that owns the property. Thereafter, such property shall be assessed as provided in this subsection. (5) Changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to such property shall be assessed as provided for by general law.; However, after the ad justment for any change, addition, reduction, or improvement, the property shall be assessed as provided in this subsection. (i) The legislature, by general law and subject to conditions therein, may prohibit the consideration of the following in the determina tion of the assessed value of real property used for residential purposes: (1) Any change or improvement made for the purpose of improving the propertys resistance to wind damage. (2) The installation of a renewable energy source device. (j)(1) The assessment of the following working waterfront properties shall be based upon the current use of the property: a. Land used predominantly for commercial purposes. b. Land that is accessible to the public and used for vessel launches into waters that are navigable. c. Marinas and drystacks that are open to the public. d. Water-dependent marine manufacturing facilities, commercial ing facilities, and marine vessel construction and repair facilities and their support activities. (2) The assessment provided by this subsection is subject to conditions and limitations and reasonable as by the legislature by general law. SECTION 6. Homestead exemptions. (a) Every person who has the legal or equitable title to real estate and maintains thereon the permanent residence of the owner, or another legally or naturally dependent upon the owner, shall be exempt from taxation thereon, except assessments for special up to the assessed valua tion of $25,000 thousand dollars and, for all levies other than school district levies, on the assessed valuation greater than $50,000 thousand dollars and up to $75,000 thousand dollars upon establishment of right thereto in the manner prescribed by law. The real estate may be held by legal or equitable title, by the entireties, jointly, in common, as a condominium, or indirectly by stock ownership or member ship representing the owners or members proprietary interest in a cor poration owning a fee or a leasehold initially in excess of 98 ninety-eight years. The exemption shall not apply with respect to any assessment roll until such roll is determined to be in compliance with the provisions of Section 4 by a state agency designated by general law. This exemption is repealed on the effective date of any amendment to this Article which provides for the assessment of homestead property at less than just value. (b) Not more than one exemption shall be allowed any individual or family unit or with respect to any residential unit. No exemption shall exceed the value of the real estate assessable to the owner or, in case of ownership through stock or membership in a corporation, the value of the proportion which the interest in the corporation bears to the assessed value of the property. (c) By general law and subject to conditions therein, the legislature may provide to renters, who are permanent residents, ad valorem tax relief on all ad valorem tax levies. Such ad valorem tax relief shall be in the form and amount established by general law. (d) The legislature may, by general law, allow counties or munici palities, for the purpose of their respective tax levies and subject to the provisions of general law, to grant an additional homestead tax exemption not exceeding $50,000 thousand dollars to any person who has the legal or equitable title to real estate and maintains thereon the permanent residence of the owner and who has attained age 65 and whose household income, as by general law, does not exceed $20,000 twenty thousand dollars The general law must allow counties and munici palities to grant this additional exemption, within the limits prescribed in this subsection, by ordinance adopted in the manner prescribed by general law, and must provide for the periodic adjustment of the income limitation prescribed in this subsection for changes in the cost of living. (e) Each veteran who is age 65 or older who is partially or totally permanently disabled shall receive a discount from the amount of the ad valorem tax otherwise owed on homestead property the veteran owns and resides in if the disability was combat related, the veteran was a resident of this state at the time of entering the military service of the United States, and the veteran was honorably discharged upon separation from military service. The discount shall be in a percentage equal to the percentage of the veterans permanent, service-connected disability as determined by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. To qualify for the discount granted by this subsection, an applicant must submit to the county property appraiser, by March 1, proof of residency at the time of entering military service, an letter from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs stating the percentage of the veterans service-connected disability and such evidence that reasonably the disability as combat related, and a copy of the veterans honorable discharge. If the property appraiser denies the request for a discount, the appraiser must notify the applicant in writing of the reasons for the denial, and the veteran may reap ply. The legislature may, by general law, waive the annual application re quirement in subsequent years. This subsection shall take effect December 7, 2006, is self-executing, and does not require implementing legislation. (f) As provided by general law and subject to conditions therein, every person who establishes the right to receive the homestead exemption provided in subsection (a) within 1 year after purchasing the homestead property and who has not owned property in the previous 3 cal endar years to which the homestead exemption provided in subsection (a) applied is entitled to an additional homestead exemption for all levies ex cept school district levies. The additional exemption is an amount equal to 50 percent of the homestead propertys just value on January 1 of the year the homestead is established. The additional exemption may not exceed the median just value of all homestead property within the county where the property at issue is located for the calendar year immediately preceding January 1 of the year the homestead is established. The additional exemp tion shall apply for a period of 5 years or until the year the property is sold, whichever occurs The amount of the additional exemption shall be reduced in each subsequent year by an amount equal to 20 percent of the amount of the additional exemption received in the year the homestead was established or by an amount equal to the difference between the just value of the property and the assessed value of the property determined under Section 4(d), whichever is greater. Not more than one exemption provided under this subsection shall be allowed per homestead property at one time. The additional exemption applies to property purchased on or after January 1, 2011, if this amendment is approved at a special election held on the date of the 2012 presidential preference primary, or to property purchased on or after January 1, 2012, if this amendment is approved at the 2012 general election, but the additional exemption is not available in the sixth and subsequent years after it is received. ARTICLE XII SCHEDULE SECTION 27. Property tax exemptions and limitations on property tax assessments.The amendments to Sections 3, 4, and 6 of Article VII, providing a $25,000 exemption for tangible personal property, provid ing an additional $25,000 homestead exemption, authorizing transfer of the accrued from the limitations on the assessment of homestead property, and this section, if submitted to the electors of this state for approval or rejection at a special election authorized by law to be held on January 29, 2008, shall take effect upon approval by the electors and shall operate retroactively to January 1, 2008, or, if submitted to the electors of this state for approval or rejection at the next general election, shall take effect January 1 of the year following such general election. The amend ments to Section 4 of Article VII creating subsections (f) and (g) of that section, creating a limitation on annual assessment increases for real property, shall take effect upon approval of the electors and shall limit assessments beginning January 1, 2009, if approved at a special elec tion held on January 29, 2008, or shall limit assessments beginning January 1, 2010, if approved at the general election held in November of 2008. Subsections (g) (f) and (h) (g) of Section 4 of Article VII, initially adopted as subsections (f) and (g) are repealed effective January 1, 2023 2019; however, the legislature shall by joint resolution propose an amend ment abrogating the repeal of subsections (g) (f) and (h) (g) which shall be submitted to the electors of this state for approval or rejection at the general election of 2022 2018 and, if approved, shall take effect January 1, 2023 2019 SECTION 32. Property assessments.This section and the amend ment of Section 4 of Article VII addressing homestead and non homestead property having a declining just value and reducing the limit on the maximum annual increase in the assessed value of nonhomestead property, if submitted to the electors of this state for approval or rejection at a special election authorized by law to be held on the date of the 2012 presidential preference primary, shall take effect upon approval by the electors and shall operate retroactively to January 1, 2012, or, if submitted to the electors of this state for approval or rejection at the 2012 general election, shall take effect January 1, 2013. SECTION 33. Additional homestead exemption for owners of homestead property who recently have not owned homestead property. This section and the amendment to Section 6 of Article VII providing for an additional homestead exemption for owners of homestead property who have not owned homestead property during the 3 calendar years immedi ately preceding purchase of the current homestead property, if submitted to the electors of this state for approval or rejection at a special election authorized by law to be held on the date of the 2012 presidential prefer ence primary, shall take effect upon approval by the electors and operate retroactively to January 1, 2012, and the additional homestead exemption shall be available for properties purchased on or after January 1, 2011, or if submitted to the electors of this state for approval or rejection at the 2012 general election, shall take effect January 1, 2013, and the additional homestead exemption shall be available for properties purchased on or after January 1, 2012. NO. 5 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE V, SECTIONS 2, 11, AND 12 (Legislative) Ballot Title: STATE COURTS. Ballot Summary: Proposing a revision of Article V of the State Constitu tion relating to the judiciary. The State Constitution authorizes the Supreme Court to adopt rules for the practice and procedure in all courts. The constitution further provides that a rule of court may be repealed by a general law enacted by a two-thirds vote of the membership of each house of the Legislature. This proposed constitutional revision eliminates the requirement that a general law repealing a court rule pass by a two-thirds vote of each house, thereby providing that the Legislature may repeal a rule of court by a general law approved by a majority vote of each house of the Legislature that expresses the policy behind the repeal. The court could readopt the rule in conformity with the public policy expressed by the Legislature, but if the Legislature determines that a rule has been readopted and repeals the readopted rule, this proposed revision prohibits the court from further re adopting the repealed rule without the Legislatures prior approval. Under current law, rules of the judicial nominating commissions and the Judicial Commission may be repealed by general law enacted by a majority vote of the membership of each house of the Legislature. Under this proposed revision, a vote to repeal those rules is changed to repeal by general law enacted by a majority vote of the legislators present. Under current law, the Governor appoints a justice of the Supreme Court from a list of nominees provided by a judicial nominating commis sion, and appointments by the Governor are not subject to This revision requires Senate of a justice of the Supreme Court before the appointee can take If the Senate votes not to the appointment, the judicial nominating commission must reconvene and may not renominate any person whose prior appointment to the same vacancy was not by the Senate. For the purpose of the Senate may meet at any time. If the Senate fails to vote on the appointment of a justice within 90 days, the justice will be deemed and will take The Judicial Commission is an independent commis sion created by the State Constitution to investigate and prosecute before the Florida Supreme Court alleged misconduct by a justice or judge. Currently under the constitution, commission proceedings are until formal charges are by the investigative panel of the commission. Once formal charges are the formal charges and all further proceed ings of the commission are public. Currently, the constitution authorizes the House of Representatives to impeach a justice or judge. Further, the Speaker of the House of Representatives may request, and the Judicial Commission must make available, all information in the commissions possession for use in deciding whether to impeach a justice or judge. This proposed revision requires the commission to make all of its available to the Speaker of the House of Representatives but provides that such would remain during any investigation by the House of Representatives and until such information is used in the pursuit of an impeachment of a justice or judge. This revision also removes the power of the Governor to request of the Judicial Com mission to conform to a prior constitutional change. This revision also makes technical and clarifying additions and deletions relating to the selection of chief judges of a circuit and relating to the Judicial Commission, and makes other nonsubstantive conforming and technical changes in the judicial article of the constitution. Full Text: ARTICLE V JUDICIARY SECTION 2. Administration; practice and procedure. (a) The supreme court shall adopt rules for the practice and pro cedure in all courts including the time for seeking appellate review, the administrative supervision of all courts, the transfer to the court having jurisdiction of any proceeding when the jurisdiction of another court has been improvidently invoked, and a requirement that no cause shall be dismissed because an improper remedy has been sought. The supreme court shall adopt rules to allow it the court and the district courts of appeal to submit questions relating to military law to the federal Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces for an advisory opinion. Rules of court may be repealed by general law that expresses the policy behind the repeal enacted by two-thirds vote of the membership of each house of the legislature. The court may readopt the repealed rule only in conformity with the public policy expressed by the legislature. If the legislature determines that a rule has been readopted and repeals the readopted rule, the rule may not be readopted thereafter without prior approval of the legislature. (b) The chief justice of the supreme court shall be chosen by a major ity of the members of the court; shall be the chief administrative of the judicial system; and shall have the power to assign justices or judges, including consenting retired justices or judges, to temporary duty in any court for which the judge is and to delegate to a chief judge of a judicial circuit the power to assign judges for duty in that circuit. (c) A chief judge for each district court of appeal shall be chosen by a majority of the judges thereof or, if there is no majority, by the chief jus tice. The chief judge shall be responsible for the administrative supervision of the court. (d) A chief judge in each circuit shall be chosen from among the cir cuit judges as provided by supreme court rule. The chief judge of a circuit shall be responsible for the administrative supervision of the circuit courts and county courts in the his circuit. SECTION 11. Vacancies. (a) Whenever a vacancy occurs in a judicial to which election for retention applies, the governor shall the vacancy by appointing for a term ending on the Tuesday after the Monday in January of the year following the next general election occurring at least one year after the date of appointment, one of not fewer than three persons nor more than six persons nominated by the appropriate judicial nominating commission. (b) The governor shall each vacancy on a circuit court or on a county court, wherein the judges are elected by a majority vote of the electors, by appointing for a term ending on the Tuesday after the Monday in January of the year following the next primary and general election occurring at least one year after the date of appointment, one of not fewer than three persons nor more than six persons nominated by the appropriate judicial nominating commission. An election shall be held to that judicial for the term of the beginning at the end of the appointed term. (c) The nominations shall be made within thirty days from the occur rence of a vacancy unless the period is extended by the governor for a time not to exceed thirty days. The governor shall make the appointment within sixty days after the nominations have been to the governor. (d) Each appointment of a justice of the supreme court is subject to by the senate. The senate may sit for the purpose of tion regardless of whether the house of representatives is in session or not. If the senate fails to vote on the appointment of a justice within 90 days, the justice shall be deemed If the senate votes to not the appointment, the supreme court judicial nominating commission shall reconvene as though a new vacancy had occurred but may not renominate any person whose prior appointment to the same vacancy was not by the senate. The appointment of a justice is effective upon by the senate. (e) (d) There shall be a separate judicial nominating commission as provided by general law for the supreme court, one for each district court of appeal, and one for each judicial circuit for all trial courts within the circuit. Uniform rules of procedure shall be established by the judicial nominating commissions at each level of the court system. Such rules, or any part thereof, may be repealed by general law enacted by a majority vote of the membership of each house of the legislature, or by the supreme court, justices concurring. Except for deliberations of the judicial nominating commissions, the proceedings of the commissions and their records shall be open to the public. SECTION 12. Discipline; removal and retirement. (a) JUDICIAL QUALIFICATIONS COMMISSION.A judicial commission is created. (1) There shall be a judicial commission vested with jurisdiction to investigate and recommend to the Supreme Court of Florida the removal from of any justice or judge whose conduct, during term of or otherwise, occurring on or after November 1, 1966, (without regard to the effective date of this section) demonstrates a present to hold and to investigate and recommend the discipline of a justice or judge whose conduct, during term of or otherwise occurring on or after November 1, 1966 (without regard to the effective date of this sec tion), warrants such discipline. For purposes of this section, discipline is as any or all of the following: reprimand, suspension with or without pay, or lawyer discipline. The commission shall have jurisdiction over justices and judges regarding allegations that misconduct occurred before or during service as a justice or judge if a complaint is made no later than one year following service as a justice or judge. The commission shall have jurisdiction regarding allegations of incapacity during service as a justice or judge. The commission shall be composed of: a. Two judges of district courts of appeal selected by the judges of those courts, two circuit judges selected by the judges of the circuit courts and two judges of county courts selected by the judges of those courts; b. Four electors who reside in the state, who are members of the bar of Florida, and who shall be chosen by the governing body of the bar of Florida; and c. Five electors who reside in the state, who have never held judicial or been members of the bar of Florida, and who shall be appointed by the governor. (2) The members of the judicial commission shall serve staggered terms, not to exceed six years, as prescribed by general law. No member of the commission except a judge shall be eligible for state judicial while acting as a member of the commission and for a period of two years thereafter. No member of the commission shall hold in a political party or participate in any campaign for judicial or hold public provided that a judge may campaign for judicial of and hold that The commission shall elect one of its members as its chairperson. (3) Members of the judicial commission not subject to impeachment shall be subject to removal from the commission pursuant to the provisions of Article IV, Section 7, Florida Constitution. (4) The commission shall adopt rules regulating its proceedings, the of vacancies by the appointing authorities, the of members, the rotation of members between the panels, and the temporary replacement of or incapacitated members. The commissions rules, or any part thereof, may be repealed by general law enacted by a majority vote of the membership of each house of the legislature, or by the supreme court, justices concurring. The commission shall have power to issue subpoenas. Until formal charges against a justice or judge are by the investigative panel with the clerk of the supreme court of Florida all proceedings by or before the commission shall be provided, however, upon a of probable cause and the by the investiga tive panel with said clerk of such formal charges against a justice or judge such charges and all further proceedings before the commission shall be public. (5) The commission shall have access to all information from all executive, legislative and judicial agencies, including grand juries, subject to the rules of the commission. At any time, on request of the speaker of the house of representatives or the governor, the commission shall make available to the house of representatives all information in the possession of the commission, which information shall remain during any investigation and until such information is used in the pursuit for use in consideration of impeachment or suspension, respectively. (b) PANELS.The commission shall be divided into an investiga tive panel and a hearing panel as established by rule of the commission. The investigative panel is vested with the jurisdiction to receive or initiate complaints, conduct investigations, dismiss complaints, and upon a vote of a simple majority of the panel submit formal charges to the hearing panel. The hearing panel is vested with the authority to receive and hear formal charges from the investigative panel and upon a two-thirds vote of the panel recommend to the supreme court the removal of a justice or judge or the involuntary retirement of a justice or judge for any permanent disabil ity that seriously interferes with the performance of judicial duties. Upon a simple majority vote of the membership of the hearing panel, the panel may recommend to the supreme court that the justice or judge be subject to appropriate discipline. (c) SUPREME COURT.The supreme court shall receive recom mendations from the judicial commissions hearing panel. (1) The supreme court may accept, reject, or modify in whole or in part the conclusions, and recommendations of the commission and it may order that the justice or judge be subjected to appropriate discipline, or be removed from with termination of compensation for willful or persistent failure to perform judicial duties or for other conduct unbecoming a member of the judiciary demonstrating a present to hold or be involuntarily retired for any permanent disability that seriously interferes with the performance of judicial duties. scienter or moral turpitude on the part of a justice or judge shall not be required for removal from of a justice or judge whose conduct demonstrates a present to hold After the of a formal proceeding and upon request of the investigative panel, the supreme court may suspend the justice or judge from with or without compensa tion, pending determination of the inquiry. (2) The supreme court may award costs to the prevailing party. (d) REMOVAL POWER. The power of removal conferred by this section shall be both alternative and cumulative to the power of impeach ment. (e) PROCEEDINGS INVOLVING SUPREME COURT JUSTICE. Notwithstanding any of the foregoing provisions of this section, if the

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Local B8 | The Star Thursday, August 30, 2012 cations commission is a justice of the supreme court of Florida all justices of such such court with respect to all proceedings therein concerning such person and the supreme court for such purposes shall be composed of a panel consisting of the seven chief judges of the judicial circuits of the state of Florida purposes of determining seniority of such circuit judges in the event there be judges of udges from the he panel, the next most senior chief circuit judge or judges shall serve in place of his he ef date of this article shall continue in effect until superseded in the manner the commission consistent with it: eet the by the rules of the commission provided that no member shall vote as a cations commission shall expire upon the effective date of the amend ments to this section approved by the legislature during the regular session following staggered terms: s ts of appeal g h h Selection of members by district courts of appeal judges, circ uit judges, and county court judges, shall be by no less than a maj ority of members by the board of governors of the bar of Florida shall be by no i The commission shall be entitled to recover the costs of investi he supreme j k expenses or transportation and per diem allowance as provided by general NO. 6 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE I, SECTION 28 (Legislative) Ballot Title: Ballot Summary: This proposed amendment provides that public funds rage a physical disorder, physical injury, or physical illness that would place her in danger of death unless an abortion is performed, or a ca se of rape This proposed amendment provides that the State Constitution may not be interpreted to create broader rights to an abortion than those contained amendment overrules court decisions which conclude that the right of Full Text: uc (a) Public funds may not be expended for any abortion or for healthnot apply to: condition caused by or arising from the pregnancy itself, whic h would, h unless an (b) This constitution may not be interpreted to create broader rights to an abortion than those contained in the United States Consti NO. 8 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE I, SECTION 3 (Legislative) Ballot Title: Ballot Summary: Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution pro of religious deleting the prohibition against using revenues from the public treasury directly or indirectly in aid of any church, sect, or religious denomination Full Text: the establishment of religion or prohibiting or penalizing the free exercise tent with Except to the extent required by the First nment nor any agent of the government may deny to any individual or entity the of religious agency thereof shall ever be taken from the public treasury directly or indirectly in aid of any church, sect, or religious denominati on or in aid of NO. 9 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE VII, SECTION 6 ARTICLE XII, SECTION 32 (Legislative) Ballot Title: Ballot Summary: Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to authorize the Legislature to provide by general law ad valorem homestead property tax relief to the surviving spouse of a military veteran who died from service-connected causes while on active duty or to the surviving ment authorizes the Legislature to totally exempt or partially exempt er a Full Text: (a) Every person who has the legal or equitable title to real estate and maintains thereon the permanent residence of the owner, or another assessed her than ent of held by legal or equitable title, by the entireties, jointly, in common, as a present ing the owners or members proprietary interest in a corporation owning a tion shall not apply with respect to any assessment roll until such roll is ion 4 by ption shall ue of the proportion which the interest in the corporation bears to the assessed value n, the ad (d) The legislature may, by general law, allow counties or munici ubject to the egal or equitable title to real estate and maintains thereon the permanent residence hold subsection, by ordinance adopted in the manner prescribed by general law, and must provide for the periodic adjustment of the income limitation prescribed in ally permanently disabled shall receive a discount from the amount of the ad valorem tax otherwise owed on homestead property the veteran owns and United States, and the veteran was honorably discharged upon separation from military count granted by this subsection, an applicant must submit to t he county rtment of bility as property appraiser denies the request for a discount, the appra iser must notify the applicant in writing of the reasons for the denial menting peci equal to the total amount or a portion of the ad valorem tax otherwise owed on homestead property to the: cted of the term: l perfor SCHEDULE ponders who surviving spouses of veterans who died from service-connected causes and NO. 10 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE VII, SECTION 3 ARTICLE XII, SECTION 32 (Legislative) Ballot Title: Ballot Summary: Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to: s, on tangible personal property if the assessed value of an owners tangible personal wide tangible personal property tax exemptions provided by the Constitu Full Text: municipality, owning property outside the municipality, may be required by general law to make payment to the taxing unit in which the property y for of a family residing in this state, household goods and persona l ef fects to every widow or widower or person who is blind or totally and perma less than nd general law grant community and economic development ad valorem tax exemptions ned by the county or municipality, and only after the electors of the county or municipality voting on such question in a referendum authorize the county apply to improvements to real property made by or for the use of a new business and improvements to real property related to the expansion of an existing business and shall also apply to tangible personal property of such new business and tangible personal property related to the expansion of an exemption may be granted to a new business or expansion of an existing exemption shall expire ten years from the date of approval by the electors of the county or municipality, and may be renewable by referendum as tive tax levy and subject to the provisions of this subsection and general emption and the requirements for eligible properties must be s (e) tangible personal property is subject to tangible personal property tax shall be exempt from Tangible personal property is also exempt from ad valorem taxation if the assessed value of such property is greater than l law (f) There shall be granted an ad valorem tax exemption for real luding real property encumbered by perpetual conservation easements or by other in, y or military r year support of military operations designated by the legislature shall receive an additional exemption equal to a percentage of the taxable value of his as the number of days during the preceding calendar year the person was or Hawaii in support of military operations designated by the legislature SCHEDULE property is exempt from tangible personal property tax if the assessed ars but less NO. 11 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE VII, SECTION 6 (Legislative) Ballot Title: Ballot Summary: Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to authorize the Legislature, by general law and subject to condit ions set forth in the general law, to allow counties and municipalities to grant an additional homestead tax exemption equal to the assessed value of an owner who has maintained permanent residency on the property for not household Full Text: (a) Every person who has the legal or equitable title to real estate and maintains thereon the permanent residence of the owner, or another assessed her than ent of held by legal or equitable title, by the entireties, jointly, in common, as a present ing the owners or members proprietary interest in a corporation owning a tion shall not apply with respect to any assessment roll until such roll is ion 4 by ption shall ue of the proportion which the interest in the corporation bears to the assessed value n, the ad (d) The legislature may, by general law, allow counties or munici ubject to the either or both of the following an ad ditional homestead tax exemptions : who has the legal or equitable title to real estate and maintains thereon the permanent residence of the owner and who has attained age s twenty thousand dollars person who has the legal or equitable title to real estate with a just value ntained thereon the permanent residence of the owner for not less tha ncome The general law must allow counties and municipalities to grant these this additional exemptions within the limits prescribed in this subsection, by ordinance adopted in the manner prescribed by ge neral ally permanently disabled shall receive a discount from the amount of the ad valorem tax otherwise owed on homestead property the veteran owns and United States, and the veteran was honorably discharged upon separation from military count granted by this subsection, an applicant must submit to t he county rtment of bility as property appraiser denies the request for a discount, the appra iser must notify the applicant in writing of the reasons for the denial menting NO. 12 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE IX, SECTION 7 (Legislative) Ballot Title: Ballot Summary: Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to of the council of state university student body presidents as the student and to Full Text: shall administer each public university and a board of governors shall versity shall be administered by a board of trustees consisting of thirteen The board of governors shall establish the powers and duties of the boards of embers ap he board student body The board shall operate, regulate, control, and be fully res ponsible for the on of each con stituent university and its articulation with free public schools and com ration of The boards management shall be subject to the powers of the legislature l account for board fourteen citizens dedicated to the purposes of the state university sioner of education, the body presidents, which council shall be organized by the board of governors and consist of all the student body presidents of the state university system president of shall also be members of

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Many old timers report having been told the story of the Brickyard murder. On Wednesday afternoon, July 16, 1941, Elbert Scott was alligator hunting when he found a body oating in Caesars Creek. The man had been shot in the face at close range with a shotgun. Scott tied the corpse to a tree and made the 10-mile journey north to Sumatra by boat because the roads were ooded. There were no telephones in Sumatra at that time but, somehow, he got word out, possibly to Tallahassee and Franklin County Sheriff W. J. Lovett Sr. received word of Scotts gruesome discovery via a long-distance phone call. That was the beginning of the investigation into the murder of Tates Hell native Dallas Collinsworth. Lovett later told the story through Wilton Sherwood Allen, and it appeared in Master Detective Magazine under the title Killers Trap. This article relies heavily on Lovetts account of the crime. Hannah Ruth Hooker was a beauty born in North Carolina. In 1934, at age 17, she married Dallas, who lived in the little logging settlement of Brickyard near Fort Gadsden. He was 21. Dallas was a strapping fellow at 5-foot-10, 165 pounds. He was handsome and played the guitar. Ruth was shapely with dark hair and dark eyes. She stood about 5-foot-2. Their rst child, Thelma Joyce, died in her mothers arms when she was 2 years old. Ruth later bore a healthy boy and girl. Bootlegging common Life was dif cult up the river. Plumbing and electricity were almost unknown. Hunting, shing and logging were the primary occupations. Mayor Curley Messer remembers that, during his time with the sheriffs department, bootlegging was also a common occupation around Brickyard and Sumatra. There were numerous whiskey stills in the swamp. This meant strangers were unwelcome and the local families were clannish and reclusive. Dallas, Ruth and the children shared a small cabin with his parents, Dee and Doll, and Dees 92-year-old mother Annette. Dee, Doll and Annette and Rowan Brown were all counted in the 1940 census, but Dallas and his family were not. Dallas sometimes worked at the Sheips lumber camp, traveling to the job by boat with Carl Walker. Lumbermen earned $12 to $18 weekly. Dallas shed and hunted to help make ends meet. Ruth worked in the home of a bachelor neighbor, Rowan Bo Brown, a beekeeper with more than 600 hives, considered wealthy in the rural community. He was 16 years older than Ruth and described by Lovett as a short scrawny specimen. Brown began buying Ruth gifts and either gave or lent her and her husband money. At rst, Dallas encouraged Ruth to accept Browns attentions. When Brown grew more openly infatuated with Ruth, Dallas got angry. Finally, Brown demanded Ruth leave her husband. Ruth ed Brickyard in January 1941, taking her two children, to stay with her mother in Largo for six months. There, she was visited regularly by Brown, who gave her $15 to begin divorce proceedings. Dallas lacked the money for travel, but Ruth returned to Brickyard to visit him in June 1941. He told her he was keeping company with teenager Muriel Jackson. The couple discussed their problems, and Ruth decided to come home. She returned to Brickyard with the children on Wednesday, July 9. That Friday, Brown confronted her and accused her of lying about wanting a divorce. On Monday, July 14, Dallas left for work at the lumber camp at the usual time, but never came home. Ruth and her mother-in-law, Doll, went to Carl Walkers house looking for Dallas. Walkers mother, Lizzie, told them Dallas had borrowed an outboard motor and headed downriver, saying hed be gone until after 9 p.m. Dallas failed to come home the next day, and his father searched in vain for him. Dee was in Apalachicola when the body in Caesars Creek was reported found. He told the sheriff he believed the dead man was Dallas and asked to see the body. A big roll of money On July 17, Lovett assembled a coroners jury and paid Capt. John Harrell $24 to transport him, the jury and Dee upriver by boat. Dee identi ed the body, and the jury ruled the death foul play. Lovett returned to Apalachicola with the body the same day. The July 18 Apalachicola Times reported the mysterious death on the front page. That must have been a busy week for Bo Brown. July 25 was the date of the rst Wewahitchka Honey Festival, and he was one of the most prominent beekeepers in the area. Lovett questioned Ruth and her family early in the investigation. Ruth said Dallas told her to expect him about 6 p.m. with a big roll of money. She said she believed he had gone to hunt for treasure rumored to be hidden on Caesars Creek. She told Lovett about Brown but insisted he and her husband got along all right. Dee thought he knew who had done it. It wasnt nobody but Rowan Brown that killed him, he told the sheriff. Dallas boat, with no motor, was found tied up about 5 miles south of the body, and police considered the possibility he had been killed for the outboard. Dee brought Lovett a note Brown sent Ruth on Saturday, July 12, which she had thrown away. It asked her to meet Brown in Apalachicola. Carl Walkers 31-year-old brother, Lavere, who was Dallas best friend and Rowan Browns nephew, said he delivered the note, but his rst wife, Evelyn, probably carried it to Ruth. When Lovett and States Attorney Oric C. Parker questioned Brown, he denied knowledge of the killing. We always got along all right. I loaned him money lots of times. I was (in Apalachicola) on Monday night, he said. I got here on Monday morning by mail train and spent the night at my sisters house. Brown displayed a tax receipt dated July 14 to support his story, but, tax collector C.O. Melvin, told investigators Brown had paid his taxes on July 16 and the receipt was dated earlier so Brown could avoid the late penalty. Barber Roanat Sangaree reported Brown had asked him to say he had visited the barber shop on Monday for a shave during his actual visit on Tuesday. Only Browns sister supported his story, insisting he had spent Monday night with her. Then Jim Allen, one of Browns brothers-in-law, said he had seen Brown on Monday night at the home of Cape Smith near Caesars Creek. We were sitting outside, Monday night after supper, he FROM THE COLLINSWORTH FAMILY COLLECTION Chief Investigator W.H. Gasque 1941 slaying has familial ties to region See MURDER B10 FROM THE COLLINSWORTH FAMILY COLLECTION Hannah Ruth Collinsworth

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Local / Classieds B10 | The Star Thursday, August 30, 2012 B10 | The Star Thursday, August 30, 2012 CLASSIFIEDS 88892 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION: CASE NO.: 23-2011-CA-000321 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. KELLY A HARTSFIELD; MICHAEL A HARTSFIELD;, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 7th day of August, 2012, and entered in Case No. 23-201-CA-000321, of the Circuit Court of the 14th Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida, Wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. is the Plaintiff and KELLY A HARTSFIELD, MICHAEL A HARTSFIELD and UNKNOWN TENANT (S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the, FRONT LOBBY OF THE GULF COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 1000 5th STREET, PORT ST. JOE, FL 32456, 11:00 AM ET on the 13th day of Sept., 2012,the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 5, SOUTH LAGOON SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 25, 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 FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator by mail at P.O. Box 1089, Panama City, FL 32402 or by phone at (850)747-5338 at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days. If you are hearing impaired, please call 711. Dated this 13th day of September, 2012. REBECCA NORRIS Clerk Of The Circuit Court B. A. Baxter Deputy Clerk Submitted by: Law Offices of Marshall C. Watson, P.A. 1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309 (954) 453-0365 FAX (954) 771-6052 1-800-441-2438 August 23, 30, 2012 89141S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 12-09CA CAPITAL CITY BANK Plaintiff, vs. RHONDA M. HARRISON, FRANK R. CATALANO A/K/A FRANK RAY CATALANO, EAST COAST RECOVERY, INC., L.W.T., INC., and UNKNOWN TENANT (S), Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: FRANK R. CATALANO A/K/A FRANK RAY CATALANO: YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in Gulf County Florida: Beginning 1623 feet North of the Southwest corner of Section Eleven (11), Township Seven (7) South, Range Ten (10) West, thence run along the West side of State Highway Numbered Seventy-One (71) in a Northeasterly direction one hundred (100) feet; thence in a Northwesterly direction a distance of four hundred forty-four (444) feet; thence in a Southwesterly direction a distance of one hundred (100) feet; thence running in a Southeasterly direction a distance of four hundred and forty-four (444) feet to the Point of Beginning. All of said land situate, lying and being in Section 11, Township 7 South, of Range 10 West. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on GARVIN B. BOWDEN, the plaintiffs attorney, whose address is Gardner, Bist, Wiener, Wadsworth & Bowden, P.A., 1300 Thomaswood Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32308, within 30 days of first publication, 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 or petition. DATED: August 8, 2012. REBECCA L. NORRIS Clerk of the Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk August 23, 30, 2012 89143S IN THE CIRCUIT, FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2011-CA-146 89207S 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. 1451 Application No. 2012-39 Date of Issuance: May 28, 2010 R.E. No: 06248-685R Description of Property: Lot 37, of SHALLOW REED PHASE TWO, ACCORDING TO THE Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 6, Pages 21-24, of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. Name in which assessed: C. Calvin Warriner and Rebecca Warriner 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 26th day of September, 2012. Dated this 21st day of August, 2012. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk July 26, August 23, 30, September 6, 13, 2012 89153S PUBLIC NOTICE Hwy 22 Storage 1249 Hwy 22, Wewahitchka, FL 89245S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA File No. 12-35PR IN RE: ESTATE OF JOHN EDWARD PARKER Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of John Edward Parker, deceased, whose date of death was July 5, 2012, is pending in the Circuit Court for Gulf County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL 32456. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is August 23, 2012. Personal Representative: Clifton Osborne 273 Settlers Ridge Rd. Wewahitchka, FL 32465 Attorney for Personal Representative: Mel C. Magidson, Jr. Attorney for Clifton Osborne FL Bar No: 261629 528 6th St. P.O. Box 340 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 (850) 227 7800 Fax: (850) 227 7878 August 22, 30, 2012 89269S PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS BID NO. 1112-25 The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners will receive bids from any person, company or corporation interested in providing the following construction work at the Gulf County Beaches Fire Station: Replace existing 16W X 42L metal roof and repairs to roof eve. Must meet 140 mph wind loading. Stucco outside walls with matching finish that measures about 64 L X 8H A pre-bid conference will be held at the Fire Station at 10:00 am, E.T., on Monday, September 10, 2012 at the Gulf County Beaches Fire Station located at 7912 Alabama Avenue at St. Joe Beach. Questions should be directed to David Richardson at (850) 227-9562. Please indicate on the envelope YOUR COMPANY NAME, that this is a SEALD BID and include the BID NUMBER and what the bid is for. Bids will be received until Friday, September 28, 2012, at 5:00 p.m., E.T. at the Office of the Clerk of Court, 100 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Room 148, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. Bids will be opened at this location on Monday, October 1, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. E.T. The Board reserves the right to reject any and all bids. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSINERS /S/ William C. Williams III, Chairman Attest: Rebecca L. Norris, Clerk August 30, September 6, 2012 89265S PUBLIC NOTICE Request for Proposal The Camp Gordon Johnston Association, a 501 (c) 3 Corporation is seeking design and engineering proposals for the creation of a Memorial Park honoring the WWII Soldiers who trained in Amphibious warfare at Camp Gordon Johnston in Franklin County. Proposals should be submitted, in writing, by September 30th. Complete details can be found on our website at http:// www.campgordonjohnston.co m/quote.htm Available funding will determine the feasibility of this proposal. Veteran-owned and businesses hiring veterans are encouraged to respond. August 30, 2012 89289S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case No.: 2009-CA-000242 Deutsche Bank National Trust Company as Trustee for WaMu Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates Series 2006-AR5 Trust Plaintiff, vs. Jeanne Penland and Martha Hale; Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated August 13, 2012, entered in Civil Case No. 2009-CA-000242 of the Circuit Court of the 14th Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida, wherein Deutsche Bank National Trust Company as Trustee for WaMu Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates Series 2006 AR5 Trust, Plaintiff and Jeanne Penland and Martha Hale are defendant(s), I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash AT THE FRONT DESK OF THE GULF COUNTY COURTHOUSE, LOCATED AT 1000 5TH STREET, PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA, AT 11:00 A.M. E.T. on the 15th day of November, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOTS 26,27 AND THE WEST HALF OF 28, BLOCK 6 OF CORRECTIVE REPLAT OF SAN BLAS SHORES SUBDIVISION ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE(S) 50, 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 FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE PLANTERSFIRST Plaintiff, vs. SAND DUNES DEVELOPMENT, LLC, a Georgia Limited Liability Company, et al., NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final judgment of Foreclosure entered herein, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Boulevard, Port St. Joe, Florida, at 11:00 a.m., on the 13th day of September, 2012, the following described property: LOT 58, JUBILATION PHASE II, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 12, PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on this 13th day of August, 2012. **Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Notice. Individuals with Disabilities needing a reasonable accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the court administrators office, as soon as possible, telephone (850) 229-6112; or if hearing impaired, 1-800-995-8771 (TTD); or 1-800-955-8770(V), VIA Florida Relay Services. Rebecca Norris Clerk of the Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk August 23, 30, 2012 #95 David Skipper #L-6 Gloria Bruce To be sold on September 4, 2012, 8:30 A.M. if payments are not brought up to date. August 23, 30, 2012 said. Rowan came over and wanted to borrow a light. He told me he was going rabbit hunting. The story was deemed especially suspect since rabbits are hunted during the day. Mrs. Amo Freeman and Raymond Clark, a sherman, both told the sheriffs son, Deputy Sheriff W. J. Lovett Jr., they had ridden to Apalachicola on the mail train with Brown on Tuesday. Browns alibi was shattered. State joins investigation W.H. Gasque, chief investigator for the State of Florida joined the investigation. Lovett Sr. took him upriver to search for the scene of the crime, but torrential rains had removed every trace. The investigators never determined the scene of Dallas Collinsworths death. When Gasque questioned Lizzie Walker, she told him she believed Rowan, who was her brother, was the murderer. She said he had told her the police would nd his ngerprints on Dallas Collinsworths boat because he had pushed it out of the way. The evidence against Brown still was circumstantial, but it was growing. Through the rumor mill, investigators located Clarence Branch a logger who said he had seen Brown get into a boat with Dallas on Monday afternoon and head downriver. He later heard a shot which he attached no importance to at the time. Dock Robinson, described as practically blind and Dallass cousin Henry were shing on the Big Brothers River on Monday said they heard a shot too. By this time, Ruths family had sent her to stay with an uncle in Port St. Joe, fearing Brown. Gasque, Parker and Lovett each chipped in $20 and sent her to her mothers house in Largo as part of a plan to trap the killer. She arrived Friday, Aug. 15, and wrote Brown. He asked her to meet him in Tampa and sent bus fare. Ruth refused, and he arrived at her mothers home by taxi on the next Friday afternoon. He spent the weekend there. Brown accused Ruth of giving the sheriff his love letters, which she denied. He asked Ruth if she believed he had killed Dallas. Yes, I think you did, she said. Ruth pretended to be impressed with the crime. Rowan, I want to know if you shot him in the boat or at the landing, she said. What do you think? he countered. I think you shot him at the landing because there was no blood in the boat, she said. Have you ever thought something real strong and then found out it was right? he asked. Ruth tried once more to wheedle information out of him. Rowan, she asked, Tell me in your own words what went on Monday night. Brown picked up a Bible and told her, Im a lot closer to hell than you are. He asked her what would have happened if he had taken her with him after Dallas death. She said, We would have taken him out of the water and buried him and, with it raining, nobody would ever have found him. You killed Dallas because of me, didnt you? she asked. I would do anything for you. I would die for you, he answered. Ruth reported the conversation to the police. The trial On Sept. 3, Brown was arrested without resistance. He was questioned for 12 hours but denied everything. When asked about visiting Largo, he said, I havent been to Largo since 1940. Ruth was brought into the interrogation room and recounted the particulars of her weekend with Brown. Brown listened in horried, unbelieving silence. Brown was indicted for rstdegree murder on Sept. 19. Once he was safely behind bars, more witnesses came forward. During the trial, Robinson and Henry Collinsworth admitted they had seen Brown and Dallas together on the evening of the murder and Robinson said he had called to Brown by name as they passed in the boat. Thomas Hill, who worked with Dallas, came to Gasque with the nal piece of the puzzle. The afternoon of the murder, Dallas had told him he was going to Apalachicola with Brown that evening because Brown had offered him $100 leave Ruth. Dallas said he planned to take the money and go to Port St. Joe. He was going to remain hidden from Ruth there. Apparently, the deal between Dallas and Brown went sour or perhaps Brown never intended to give Dallas the money. The trial began at 10 a.m. Oct. 16. Brown was defended by Jay Shuler of Apalachicola, Blount Myers of Tallahassee and Bart Knight of Blountstown. Appearing as the only defense witness, he answered two questions. Is your name Rowan Brown? Yes. Did you kill Dallas Collinsworth? No. Parker prosecuted the case himself. The jurors were J.M. Tabor, Homer Maxwell, Neal Mattair, C. F. Jenkins, Jeff Duval, James Grantham, Guy Herndon, Richard Evans, H.H. Hansen, T. A. Henderson and T.J. Bush. T.E. Ponder was the foreman. The jury retired at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 17, and returned a guilty verdict the next day at 6 p.m. recommending mercy. Brown was incarcerated in the Florida State Penitentiary. In 1942, Rowans brother, Dewey, asked the county commission to support a petition, signed by 11 of the 12 jurors, to parole Brown. The one juror who had not signed, Henderson, was out of town when the petition was circulated. The commissioners agreed to support the petition if Henderson signed. In 1948, Rowan Brown was paroled with the condition that he never returned to Franklin County. He moved to Willacoochee, Ga. He continued to maintain his bee hives in Tates Hell staying at his brother, Deweys home. Messer said he remembers Brown used to slink back at night to keep his hives. Rowan Brown died in Willacoochee in 1967. Ruth married Robert E. Lee Bishop and lived to the age of 91. She died July 26, 2007, and is buried in Roberts Cemetery in Wewahitchka. Dee Collinsworth survived his only child, Dallas, by a year and died Aug. 10, 1942. He and Dallas are buried in unmarked graves in the northeast corner of Magnolia Cemetery in Apalachicola. Doll died March 28, 1945, and is buried in Jehu Cemetery in Wewahitchka. Less than a year after Brown was convicted of killing Dallas Collinsworth, his brother William Buddy Brown was convicted of rst-degree murder in the death of his nieces husband and sentenced to life in prison. MURDER from page B9 B10 | The Star Thursday, August 30, 2012 CLASSIFIEDS 88892 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION: CASE NO.: 23-2011-CA-000321 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. KELLY A HARTSFIELD; MICHAEL A HARTSFIELD;, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 7th day of August, 2012, and entered in Case No. 23-201-CA-000321, of the Circuit Court of the 14th Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida, Wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. is the Plaintiff and KELLY A HARTSFIELD, MICHAEL A HARTSFIELD and UNKNOWN TENANT (S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the, FRONT LOBBY OF THE GULF COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 1000 5th STREET, PORT ST. JOE, FL 32456, 11:00 AM ET on the 13th day of Sept., 2012,the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 5, SOUTH LAGOON SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 25, 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 FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator by mail at P.O. Box 1089, Panama City, FL 32402 or by phone at (850)747-5338 at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days. If you are hearing impaired, please call 711. Dated this 13th day of September, 2012. REBECCA NORRIS Clerk Of The Circuit Court B. A. Baxter Deputy Clerk Submitted by: Law Offices of Marshall C. Watson, P.A. 1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309 (954) 453-0365 FAX (954) 771-6052 1-800-441-2438 August 23, 30, 2012 89141S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 12-09CA CAPITAL CITY BANK Plaintiff, vs. RHONDA M. HARRISON, FRANK R. CATALANO A/K/A FRANK RAY CATALANO, EAST COAST RECOVERY, INC., L.W.T., INC., and UNKNOWN TENANT (S), Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: FRANK R. CATALANO A/K/A FRANK RAY CATALANO: YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in Gulf County Florida: Beginning 1623 feet North of the Southwest corner of Section Eleven (11), Township Seven (7) South, Range Ten (10) West, thence run along the West side of State Highway Numbered Seventy-One (71) in a Northeasterly direction one hundred (100) feet; thence in a Northwesterly direction a distance of four hundred forty-four (444) feet; thence in a Southwesterly direction a distance of one hundred (100) feet; thence running in a Southeasterly direction a distance of four hundred and forty-four (444) feet to the Point of Beginning. All of said land situate, lying and being in Section 11, Township 7 South, of Range 10 West. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on GARVIN B. BOWDEN, the plaintiffs attorney, whose address is Gardner, Bist, Wiener, Wadsworth & Bowden, P.A., 1300 Thomaswood Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32308, within 30 days of first publication, 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 or petition. DATED: August 8, 2012. REBECCA L. NORRIS Clerk of the Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk August 23, 30, 2012 89143S IN THE CIRCUIT, FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2011-CA-146 89207S 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. 1451 Application No. 2012-39 Date of Issuance: May 28, 2010 R.E. No: 06248-685R Description of Property: Lot 37, of SHALLOW REED PHASE TWO, ACCORDING TO THE Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 6, Pages 21-24, of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. Name in which assessed: C. Calvin Warriner and Rebecca Warriner 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 26th day of September, 2012. Dated this 21st day of August, 2012. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk July 26, August 23, 30, September 6, 13, 2012 89153S PUBLIC NOTICE Hwy 22 Storage 1249 Hwy 22, Wewahitchka, FL 89245S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA File No. 12-35PR IN RE: ESTATE OF JOHN EDWARD PARKER Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of John Edward Parker, deceased, whose date of death was July 5, 2012, is pending in the Circuit Court for Gulf County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL 32456. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is August 23, 2012. Personal Representative: Clifton Osborne 273 Settlers Ridge Rd. Wewahitchka, FL 32465 Attorney for Personal Representative: Mel C. Magidson, Jr. Attorney for Clifton Osborne FL Bar No: 261629 528 6th St. P.O. Box 340 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 (850) 227 7800 Fax: (850) 227 7878 August 22, 30, 2012 89269S PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS BID NO. 1112-25 The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners will receive bids from any person, company or corporation interested in providing the following construction work at the Gulf County Beaches Fire Station: Replace existing 16W X 42L metal roof and repairs to roof eve. Must meet 140 mph wind loading. Stucco outside walls with matching finish that measures about 64 L X 8H A pre-bid conference will be held at the Fire Station at 10:00 am, E.T., on Monday, September 10, 2012 at the Gulf County Beaches Fire Station located at 7912 Alabama Avenue at St. Joe Beach. Questions should be directed to David Richardson at (850) 227-9562. Please indicate on the envelope YOUR COMPANY NAME, that this is a SEALD BID and include the BID NUMBER and what the bid is for. Bids will be received until Friday, September 28, 2012, at 5:00 p.m., E.T. at the Office of the Clerk of Court, 100 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Room 148, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. Bids will be opened at this location on Monday, October 1, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. E.T. The Board reserves the right to reject any and all bids. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSINERS /S/ William C. Williams III, Chairman Attest: Rebecca L. Norris, Clerk August 30, September 6, 2012 89265S PUBLIC NOTICE Request for Proposal The Camp Gordon Johnston Association, a 501 (c) 3 Corporation is seeking design and engineering proposals for the creation of a Memorial Park honoring the WWII Soldiers who trained in Amphibious warfare at Camp Gordon Johnston in Franklin County. Proposals should be submitted, in writing, by September 30th. Complete details can be found on our website at http:// www.campgordonjohnston.co m/quote.htm Available funding will determine the feasibility of this proposal. Veteran-owned and businesses hiring veterans are encouraged to respond. August 30, 2012 89289S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case No.: 2009-CA-000242 Deutsche Bank National Trust Company as Trustee for WaMu Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates Series 2006-AR5 Trust Plaintiff, vs. Jeanne Penland and Martha Hale; Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated August 13, 2012, entered in Civil Case No. 2009-CA-000242 of the Circuit Court of the 14th Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida, wherein Deutsche Bank National Trust Company as Trustee for WaMu Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates Series 2006 AR5 Trust, Plaintiff and Jeanne Penland and Martha Hale are defendant(s), I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash AT THE FRONT DESK OF THE GULF COUNTY COURTHOUSE, LOCATED AT 1000 5TH STREET, PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA, AT 11:00 A.M. E.T. on the 15th day of November, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOTS 26,27 AND THE WEST HALF OF 28, BLOCK 6 OF CORRECTIVE REPLAT OF SAN BLAS SHORES SUBDIVISION ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE(S) 50, 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 FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE PLANTERSFIRST Plaintiff, vs. SAND DUNES DEVELOPMENT, LLC, a Georgia Limited Liability Company, et al., NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final judgment of Foreclosure entered herein, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Boulevard, Port St. Joe, Florida, at 11:00 a.m., on the 13th day of September, 2012, the following described property: LOT 58, JUBILATION PHASE II, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 12, PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on this 13th day of August, 2012. **Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Notice. Individuals with Disabilities needing a reasonable accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the court administrators office, as soon as possible, telephone (850) 229-6112; or if hearing impaired, 1-800-995-8771 (TTD); or 1-800-955-8770(V), VIA Florida Relay Services. Rebecca Norris Clerk of the Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk August 23, 30, 2012 #95 David Skipper #L-6 Gloria Bruce To be sold on September 4, 2012, 8:30 A.M. if payments are not brought up to date. August 23, 30, 2012

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Rv 1br, 1ba, $125 per wk. plus security deposit which will include W/S/E. 850-639-5721 Text FL22526 to 56654 Port St Joe: 2br, 2ba 1cg, kitchen, LR, Balcony, long rental, near bay & dock, close to downtown, excellent area, 850-624-4264 Text FL22485 to 56654 Extra Mile Pet SittingHome visits/overnight in the comfort of your pets home. Gulf & Bay County Diana 227-5770 Dan 227-8225 extramilepetsitting.com 89311S PUBLIC NOTICE The Mexico Beach Community Development Council, INC is seeking Request for Qualifications to contract marketing/ creative/ media buying/ public relations services to support the tourism sector in Mexico Beach, FL. Complete details and guidelines for submission may be formally requested by contacting Kimberly Shoaf at 850-648-8196 or kimberly@mexico-beach.com. The RFQ must be submitted to the Mexico Beach Community Development Council by 3:00pm CST on Monday, September 10, 2012. Proposals must be submitted via mail. Proposals should be addressed to Mexico Beach Community Development Council, INC. 102 Canal Parkway, Mexico Beach, FL 32456. August 30, 2012 89299S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 11-0377CA TRUSTMARK NATIONAL BANK Plaintiff, vs. DENNIS H. DAILEY a/k/a DENNIS DAILEY a/k/a DENNIS L DAILEY a/k/a DENNIS BAILEY a/k/a DENNIS DAYLY, JANICE L. DAILEY a/k/a JANICE H DAILEY a/k/a JANICE DAILEY, and SEAGRASS HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, Clerk of Circuit Court of Gulf County, Florida, pursuant to the Order Approving Joint Stipulation and Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered in this cause, will sell at 11:00 a.m. EST., Port St. Joe, Florida 32456 on the 25th day of September, 2012, the following described parcel of real property, to-wit: That certain real property lying and being in Gulf County, Florida and being more particularly described as follows: Lot 13, Block B of Seagrass Subdivision, according to the plat recorded in the public records of Gulf County, Florida, in Plat Book 5, page 1. The real property or its address is commonly known as 204 Seagrass Circle, Cape San Blas, FL 32456. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS OF THE DATE OF THE SALE. In accordance with F.S. 45.031(3), the successful high bidder, if other than the Plaintiff, shall post with the Clerk a deposit equal to five (5) percent of the final bid or $1,000.00, whichever is less. The balance shall be paid to the Clerk within twenty-four hours of the sale; otherwise the Clerk shall re-advertise the sale and pay all costs of the sale from the deposit. Any remaining funds shall be applied toward the judgment. THIS NOTICE dated this 21st day of August, 2012. Rebecca L. Norris, Clerk of Court Gulf County, Florida By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk August 30, September 6, 2012 89315S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No. 11-386-CA REGIONS BANK, Plaintiff, vs. PATRICIA S. ANSLEY, et al., Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on July 23, 2012, in Case No. 11-386-CA of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit for Gulf County, Florida, in which Regions Bank, is Plaintiff, and Patricia S. Ansley is the Defen-dant, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, at the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL 32456 in the lobby, at 11:00 AM, ET or as soon thereafter as the sale may proceed, on the 20th day of September, 2012, the following described real property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: EXHIBIT “A” Commence at the Northwest corner of fractional Section 7, Township 9 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida and run North 00 degrees 04 minutes 21 seconds East, along the West boundary of fractional Section 6, 1592.59 feet to a concrete monument on the Northeasterly right-of-way line of County Road 30-E, said point being on a curve concave to the East, thence run in a Southeasterly direction along said right-of-way line and curve having a radius of 22868.30 feet, through a central angle of 00 degrees 25 minutes 49.5 seconds, for an arc length of 171.79 feet, chord of said arc being South 23 degrees 12 minutes 16 seconds East 171.79 feet to a point, thence South 23 degrees 25 minutes 11 seconds East, along said rightof-way line, 327.03 feet to an iron rod for a POINT OF BEGINNING, thence from said Point of Beginning run North 66 degrees 34 minutes 49 seconds East 458.74 feet to an iron rod, thence South 23 degrees 25 minutes 11 seconds East 98.99 feet, thence South 66 degrees 34 minutes 49 seconds West 458.74 feet to an iron rod on the Northeasterly right-of-way line of said County Road 30-E. thence North 23 degrees 25 minutes 11 seconds West, along said right-of-way line, 98.99 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Together with a nonexclusive access and utility easement over the following demised property: A 30 and 40 foot strip of land lying over and across the following described parcel: Commence at the Northwest corner of fractional Section 7, Township 9 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida and run North 00 degrees 04 minutes 21 seconds East, along the West boundary of fractional Section 6, 1592.59 feet to a concrete monument on the Northeasterly right-of-way line of County Road 30-E said point being on a curve concave to the East, thence run in a Southeasterly direction along said right-of-way line and curve having a radius 22868.30 feet, through a central angle 00 degrees 25 minutes 49.5 seconds, for an arc length of 171.79 feet, chord of said arc being South 23 degrees 12 minutes 16 seconds East 171.79 feet to a point, thence South 23 degrees 25 minutes 11 seconds East, along said right-of-way line, 327.02 feet to an iron rod, thence run North 66 degrees 34 minutes 49 seconds East 498.74 feet to an iron rod, thence South 23 degrees 25 minutes 11 seconds East 88.99 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING, thence continue on said bearing 183.97 feet to an iron rod, thence South 66 degrees 34 minutes 49 seconds West 498.74 feet to an iron rod on the Northeasterly right-of-way line of said County Road 30-E, thence North 23 degrees 25 minutes 11 seconds West, along said right-of-way line 30.00 feet to an iron rod, thence North 66 degrees 34 minutes 49 seconds West 123.97 feet, thence South 66 degrees 34 minutes 49 seconds West 458.74 feet on the Northeasterly right-of-way line of said County Road 30-E, thence North 23 degrees 25 minutes 11 seconds West, along said right-of-way line, 30.00 feet, thence North 66 degrees 34 minutes 49 seconds East 498.74 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. AND together with right of Grantee and guest, in common with other property owners and their guests of access to and use of the dock located at the waterward terminus of the following-described access easement to said dock: Commence at the Northwest corner of fractional Section 7, Township 9 South Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida and run North 00 degrees 04 minutes 21 seconds East, along the West boundary of fractional Section 6, 15922.59 feet to a concrete monument on the Northeasterly right-of-way line of County Road 30-E, said point being on a curve concave to the East, thence run in a Southeasterly direction along said rightof-way line and curve having a radius of 22868.30 feet, through a central angle of 00 degrees 25 minutes 49.5 seconds, for an arc length of 171.79 feet, chord of said arc being South 23 degrees 12 minutes 16 seconds East 171.79 feet to a point, thence South 23 degrees 25 minutes 11 seconds East, along said rightof-way line, 327.02 feet to an iron rod, thence North 66 degrees 34 minutes 49 seconds East 498.74 feet to an iron rod, thence South 23 degrees 25 minutes 11 seconds East 195.98 feet to an iron rod for a POINT OF BEGINNING, thence from said Point of Beginning run North 66 degrees 34 minutes 49 seconds East 336.74 feet to an iron rod on the approximate mean high water line of St. Joseph Bay, thence South 31 degrees 35 minutes 57 seconds East, along said approximate mean high water line of St. Joseph Bay, 0.41 feet to an iron rod, thence South 25 degrees 07 minutes 13 seconds East, along said approximate mean high water line of St. Joseph Bay, 11.6 feet to an iron rod, thence South 66 degrees 34 minutes 49 seconds West 337.14 feet to an iron rod, thence North 23 degrees 25 minutes 11 seconds West 12.0 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. LESS and EXCEPT that portion as described in Warranty Deed from Patricia S. Ansley to a J.V. Shiver as recorded in Official Records Book 471, page 412, Public Records of Gulf County, Florida being more particularly described as follows: Commence at the Northwest corner of fractional Section 7, Township 9 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida and run North 00 degrees 04 minutes 21 seconds East, along the West boundary of fractional Section 6, 1592.59 feet to a concrete monument on the Northeasterly right-of-way line of County Road 30-E, said point of being on a curve concave to the East, thence run in a Southeasterly direction along said right-of-way line and curve having a radius of 22868.30 feet. Through a central angle of 00 degrees 25 minutes 49.5 seconds, for an arc length of 171.79 feet, chord of said arc being South 23 degrees 12 minutes 16 seconds East 171.79 feet to a point, thence South 23 degrees 25 minutes 11 seconds East, along said right-of-way line, 327.02 feet to an iron rod, thence departing said right-of-way line, run North 66 degrees 34 minutes 49 seconds East 240.74 feet for the Point of Beginning, from said Point of Beginning, continue North 66 degrees 34 minutes 49 seconds East, 238.00 feet, thence South 23 degrees 25 minutes 11 seconds West, 98.99 feet, thence South 66 degrees 34 minutes 49 seconds West, 238.00 feet, thence North 23 degrees 25 minutes 11 seconds East, 98.99 feet to the Point of Beginning. Any person or entity claiming an interest in the surplus, if any, resulting from the foreclosure sale, other than property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must file a claim on the same with the Clerk of Court within 60 days after the foreclosure sale. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator by mail at P.O. Box 1089, Panama City, FL 32402 or by phone at (850) 747-5338 at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days. If you are hearing impaired, please call 711. Dated this 21st day of August, 2012. REBECCA L. NORRIS Clerk of the Circuit Court By: BA Baxter As Deputy Clerk August 30, September 6, 2012 89337S PUBLIC NOTICE GULF COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSION MEETING DATES POLICY The Gulf County Board of County Commission on August 21st, 2012 amended its monthly meeting date policy as follows: Beginning on the September 11, 2012 and thereafter until further notice or amendment, the Board of County Commission regular meetings for the second and fourth Tuesday of each month held at the at the Robert M. Moore Administration Building, 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida shall commence at 9 a.m. EST under the authority and direction of the Board of County Commission. The public is encouraged to attend and be heard on the County agenda matters or those recognized during public comment. Information and agenda for regular meetings can be viewed prior to the meetings at the Gulf County Clerk’s Office. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: WILLIAM C. WILLIAMS III, CHAIRMAN August 30, September 6, 2012 89323S PUBLIC NOTICE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS RFP 2012-11 **Re-Advertisement** 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, Monday September 17, 2012. Bids will be publicly opened and acknowledged, Monday September 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 30, September, 6, 2012 89343S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO. 12-37PR IN RE: ESTATE OF DEBRA DEBBIE WEST, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the Estate of DEBRA DEBBIE WEST, deceased, File Number 12-37PR, is pending in the Circuit Court for Gulf County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil Costin, Sr. Boulevard, Port St. Joe, FL 32456. The names and addresses of the Personal Representative and the Personal Representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this Notice has been served must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must file their claims with this Court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is August 30, 2012 Personal Representative: ADRIAN LAYTH WEST 920 West Rutherford St Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Attorneys for Personal Representative: JELKS & WHITE, P.A. C. JASON WHITE, ESQ. FL Bar No. 0357080 516 McKenzie Avenue Panama City, FL 32401 850/784-0809 850/784-0806 (fax) August 30, September 6, 2012 89341S PUBLIC NOTICE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS RFP 2012-10 **Re-Advertisement** Sealed bids for the 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, Monday, September 17, 2012. Bids will be publicly opened and acknowledged, Monday, September 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 “City of Port St. Joe Police Station Roof Replacement”. Any bidder who submitted a bid in the initial advertisement must re-submit a new bid proposal. 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 August 30, September 6, 2012 89349S 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. 483 Application No. 2012-42 Date of Issuance: May 28, 2010 R.E. No: 01888-185R Description of Property: COMMENCE at a 4” square concrete monument marking the Southwest Corner of Oak Gardens, Unit II, according to the official map or plat there of recorded in Plat Book 6, Page 20, in the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida, thence North 00 Degrees 00 Minutes 43 Seconds West along the West boundary line of Oak Gardens Unit 11, 10.00 feet, for the POINT OF BEGINNING. From said POINT OF BEGINNING, thence South 89 Degrees 05 Minutes 48 Seconds West, 64.00 feet, thence North 00 Degrees 00 Minutes 43 Seconds West, 105.00 feet, thence North 89 Degrees 05 Minutes 48 Seconds East, 64.00 feet to the West boundary line of Oak Gardens Unit 11; thence South 00 Degrees 00 Minutes 43 Seconds East along said West boundary line, 105.00 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Said parcel having an area of 0.15 acre, more or less. Name in which assessed: Taunton Development Inc. All of said property being in Gulf County, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the front Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe Florida at 11:00 AM, E.T., Wednesday, the 3rd day of October, 2012. Dated this 27th day of August, 2012. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk August 30, September 6, 13, 20, 2012 89347S 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. 1545 Application No. 2012-40 Date of Issuance: May 28, 2010 R.E. No: 06269-900R Description of Property: Lot 13, 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: Payman Pouladdej 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 3rd day of October, 2012. Dated this 27th day of August, 2012. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk August 30, September 6, 13, 20, 2012 89353S 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. 2012-32-2 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 12th day of September, 2012. Dated this 24th day of August, 2012. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk August 23, 30, September 6, 13, 2012 89351S 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. 2012-31-2 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 12th day of September, 2012. Dated this 24th day of August, 2012. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk August 30, 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. 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B12| The Star Thursday, August 30, 2012 CLASSIFIEDS emeraldcoastjobs.com Employment Today By ROBERT ORDONAMonster Contributing Writer Savvy job seekers know how important choosing the right words is when communicating with prospective employers. But what about nonverbal communication? You could be saying how great you are, but your body could be giving your true feelings away,Ž says Alison Craig, image consultant and author of Hello Job! How to Psych Up, Suit Up & Show Up. Mark Bowden, author of Winning Body Language, agrees with Craig „ and with the highly regarded Mehrabian communication study, which found that if whats coming out of your mouth doesnt match what your body is saying, your audience is more likely to believe your body. Heres some expert advice on how to effectively let your body do the talking in a j ob interview:Making a great entranceCraig and Bowden agree that the interview starts even before you get to the interview room. You dont know who could be in the parking lot with you, looking at you from a window or standing next to you in the elevator,Ž says Craig. Your body should tell anyone who might be watching that youre confident and calm. Its not the time to be frantically searching through your portfolio for printouts of your resume.ŽShow your good sideHiring managers often ask receptionists for their take on people who come to the office for interviews, so Bowden suggests letting them observe you without letting on that you know they are watching. Sit with your profile to them,Ž he says. It makes them feel comfortable, and if theyre comfortable, theyre more likely to form a good impression.Ž Craig suggests trying to predict the direction your interviewer will come from, so you can sit facing that direction. It will make the greeting more graceful.First impressionsWhile waiting, dont hunch your shoulders or tuck your chin into your chest, which will make you seem closed off. Sit with your back straight and your chest open „ signs you are confident and assertive. But dont take this to the extreme,Ž cautions Bowden. Elongating your legs or throwing your arm across the back of the chair can make you appear too comfortable, even arrogant.Ž Also, says Craig, dont have so much stuff on your lap that you are clumsily moving everything aside when you are called. You want to rise gracefully, without dropping things, so you can smoothly greet the person coming to get you.Shake it „ dont break itJob interviews mean handshakes „ so what are the secrets to the perfect handshake? The overly aggressive shake, or death grip,Ž as Craig calls it, can be as off-putting as the limp handshake, so practice with a friend before the interview to find the right balance. You are going to be shaking with your right hand, so prepare by arranging your belongings on your left side. Offer your hand with the palm slightly up so your interviewers hand covers yours. Its a sign that youre giving them status,Ž says Bowden. And never cover the other persons hand with the hand youre not shaking with „ it can be interpreted as a sign of domination.Important stepsThe walk to the interview is the perfect time to use body language. Always follow that person, whether the person is the hiring manager or an assistant, to show you understand the protocol. You are saying, Im the job candidate, and youre the company representative „ I follow your lead.Ž Bowden adds that you should try to mirrorŽ that persons tempo and demeanor. It shows you can easily fit into the environment,Ž he says.At the interview deskIn the interview room, its OK to place a slim portfolio on the table, especially if you will be presenting its contents, but put you r other belongings on the floor beside you. Holding a briefcase or handbag on your lap will make you seem as though you are trying to create a barrier around yourself, cautions Craig. Avoid leaning forward, which makes you appear closed off, Bowden says. Instead, he advises sitting up straight and displaying your neck, chest and stomach area „ to signal that you are open. When gesturing with your hands, Craig says, you always should keep them above the desk and below the collarbone. Any higher and youre going to appear frantic,Ž she says. Bowden advises that you keep your hands even lower, in what he calls the truth planeŽ „ an area that fans out 180 degrees from your navel. Gesturing from here communicates that youre centered, controlled and calm „ and that you want to help,Ž he says. Its fine to sit about a foot away from the table so that your gestures are visible, he says.Looking for a job? 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There already have been suspected but uncon rmed cases of West Nile virus infection in neighboring counties, Lindeman said, and public awareness at a time when infections are spreading across the country is essential. West Nile virus is enjoying its peak season. Cases of the virus have been reported in more than 40 states, and almost 50 deaths more than 20 in Texas alone have been reported. There have been no cases of infection in Gulf County. This is the time of year that By TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com A little high pressure proved a good thing for Gulf County this week. A high pressure system that had been parked over Alabama moved east over the weekend and in doing so helped steer Tropical Storm Isaac, forecast to be a hurricane upon landfall midweek, to the west. In doing so, a sprawling tropical storm winds extended nearly 300 miles from the storms center on Monday and intensifying storm wobbled from a collision course with the central Florida panhandle, with Gulf County on the eastern, or bad, side of the storm to an expected encounter with New Orleans. Right now we are in real good shape, Marshall Nelson, county emergency manager, said Monday. Because of the approach of the storm, this newspaper was printed Tuesday after early deadlines. The effects expected at press time were 7-10 inches of rain during the course of the event, with storm surge likely to swamp the Indian Pass Road and boat ramp, though Nelson was hopeful no water would encroach the Raw Bar or homes in the area. The storm surge in St. Joseph Bay was not expected to cause problems, Nelson said. Tropical storm force winds were forecast to avoid Gulf County other than within the outer heavy rain bands of the storm. One primary concern, Nelson said, would be downed power lines because of the saturation from almost 30 inches of rain over the past three months. So much rain in a short period of time could bring down trees and power lines. Progress Energy had prestaged resources in Tallahassee and was monitoring the storm, said Community Relations Specialist Bobby Pickels. Another concern was ash ooding. The Honeyville Shelter was opened on Monday morning and was to remain open through the event. In the days and weeks to follow, another concern could be the amount of rainfall to the north and the potential effects to rivers and streams, though there was hope that basins were suf ciently down to handle Isaacs shift puts Gulf in real good shapeBy TIM CROFT227-7827 | @PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com The pro le of T.H. Stone St. Joseph Peninsula State Park rose signi cantly last week. In an online ranking called Americas Best Online, St. Joseph Peninsula State Park was named the top state park in the country. A destination website, Americas Best Online has been ranking the best places to see and the top destination spots in a host of categories since 1996. The rankings are based on a complex algorithm that takes into consideration a number of factors, including recognition, popularity, reviews, rankings, proximity and more, according to the website. St. Joseph was ranked ahead of such parks as Big Basin Redwoods State Park in California, Chugach State Park in Alaska, Sunset Bay State Park in Oregon and John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park in Key Largo, which is the only Florida park to join St. Joseph in the list.Thursday, AUGUST 30 2012 TOP OF THE LISTT.H. Stone St. Joseph Peninsula State Park No. 1 in online rankingAMERICAS TOP 10 STATE PARKSAs ranked by Americas Best Online1. St Joseph Peninsula State Park, Florida 2. Chugach State Park, Alaska 3. Big Basin Redwoods State Park, California 4. Sunset Bay State Park, Oregon 5. John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, Florida 6. Wasatch Mountain State Park, Utah 7. Franconia Notch State Park, New Hampshire 8. Fall Creek Falls State Resort Park, Tennessee 9. Palo Duro Canyon State Park, Texas 10. Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, Mich. PHOTOS SPECIAL TO THE STARThe dunes at St. Joseph Peninsula State Park were just one of the features noted by a website that ranked the park the top in the country for 2012. Above is an aerial view of the 2,500-acre park. See TOP OF THE LIST A8 See WEST NILE A8 See FISHING A8 See ISAAC A8 Opinion .......................................A4Outdoors .....................................A6 Sports...........................................A7Community .................................B1 School News ...............................B3Faith .............................................B4 Obituaries ....................................B4Classi eds ....................................B11-B12TABLE OF CONTENTSYEAR 74, NUMBER 46

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LocalA2 | The Star Thursday, August 30, 2012 1229 Jenks Avenue, Panama City, FloridaInsuring Lives. Enriching Futures. Our experienced sta will help you choose a plan that suits your needs. Health Solutions for Individuals, Families or Small Businessess Benet Plans for: Call 850-747-0288 Your Local Agency for Becky HarePiano/Keyboard Instructor Piano LessonsLessons in your home for you convenience!!! 850-899-1827 Prompt Dependable Same Day Service 7008 Hwy. 98 St. Joe Beach, FL 32456 (850) 647-6167 By TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com Port St. Joe city commissioners said last week they would roll the dice to see if a company pressing for a tax deed to the old Gulf Pines Hospital site would follow through on the effort. The company has held a tax certi cate that accrues interest for seven years. The company, based out of Tampa, led an application for a tax deed with Gulf County Tax Collector Shirley Jenkins last month. City attorney Tom Gibson said negotiations with the company have thus far been fruitless. However, he noted, that the rst step toward receiving the tax deed would be paying off all outstanding tax liabilities, which would total some $93,000 or more in local back property taxes. Whether they are going to pay $93,000 to proceed to a sale, I dont know, Gibson said. If we pay $24,000, that certi cate would go away. However, the company would also have to demolish the old hospital site, deal with any asbestos abatement issues and bring the property, zoned residential, up to platting and development. The estimated cost of demolition of the hospital alone is projected at $100,000. City of cials, who decided to take deed to the property earlier this year, believe they are in the best position to bring the property to market and the tax rolls through value engineering of the demolition and performing a portion of the overall work in-house. However, to receive a favorable response from the Internal Revenue Service to any application to wipe away a federal tax lien a key for the city the city must hold on to the property and address the local property tax certi cate holders. They can get the property, but still have a building to demolish it and asbestos to deal with, said Mayor Mel Magidson of the company pressing for the tax deed. I dont see it. Commissioner Rex Buzzett suggested the company was attempting to force the city into paying off the tax certi cate, and Gibson agreed that could be the strategy. I say we roll the dice and see if they pay it, Buzzett said.NPSJ water projectA second public hearing was held during last weeks bi-monthly regular meeting of the Port St. Joe City Commission concerning a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) application for new water lines in the neighborhood of North Port St. Joe. Bruce Ballister, grant coordinator with the Apalachee Regional Planning Council, said the applications point score made it highly likely to be funded, with the nal answer coming sometime in November. Ballister said he was con dent because the application involved funding water lines only, served a population with a high poverty rate and the assistance in water improvements would be signi cant. This portion of the Phase I replacement of water distribution lines was pulled from the original scope of the project earlier this year due to a shortfall in needed funding from the State Revolving Fund. The CDBG grant will fund new lines on Avenues B, C and D between North Park and U.S. Highway 98, Ballister said. Ballister added that due to the high score the application accrued, the city is likely in good position to seek additional CDBG funding in the next cycle.By TIM CROFT227-7827 | @PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com No matter the number last week, it didnt appear to be good news for Port St. Joe city commissioners. Commissioners are trying to land a nal budget in time for the rst public hearing on the 2012-13 budget next month. The draft before them placed the millage rate at the rollback rate that millage needed to bring in the same revenues as the current scal year but with a very slight budget surplus and looming increases in water and sewer rates likely this year, several commissioners were reluctant to put any additional burden on property owners. The current millage rate is 3.5914. The rollback rate would increase that by .26, or roughly $72,000. A mil is equal to $1 for every $1,000 in assessed taxable property value. By not lling the position of one of three projected new employees, commissioners still would need to make $15,000 in cuts to reach the current millage. I am scared to death what the next will be like, said Commissioner Rex Buzzett, noting that the city provided raises during the past year and would be providing cost of living increases to employees this year. Im a little concerned in the budget that we are going back in time. We are raising water rates, raising sewer rates, raising the millage rate a quarter of a mil, and we are increasing people. We have to make some hard decisions but it is hard for me to swallow. The additional people, already built into the budget, would be two for Public Works, one to handle additional duties on the sewer side as new headworks and spray elds come online and one on the water side for ushing and other ongoing water maintenance issues. The budget contains contingency funds across the board, said Mike Lacour, the citys nancial of cer, but he noted that despite $1.4 million in the bank, there is a need to build reserves. We are in good shape right now, but it would be nice at some point to build our reserves to address our debt, Lacour said. We are one major event away from being in real trouble. The city has built signi cant debt in the past six to 10 years. The city is now approaching $20 million of debt largely through infrastructure improvements in water and sewer services and following the next scal year, debt payments and service on the citys debt will cost over $1 million per year. In addition, while a rate study seemed to correctly forecast sewer use in its tiered rate system, the city has seen water usage run roughly 10 percent below expectations, putting more pressure on water rates. We are going to raise water rates, Mayor Mel Magidson said. I cant swallow raising water rates and the millage rate in the same year. Buzzett agreed on not raising property taxes, and staff was charged by commissioner with returning to the numbers and squeezing out another $15,000 in cuts. There was also debate, though no nal decision as commissioners were in a workshop, concerning the exact number of new employees for Public Works the city could afford to add. We are going backwards, Buzzett said. We need to be careful in this environment.PSJ commission wrestles with budgetCity will roll dice on Gulf Pines CREWS SCRAMBLE TO REINFORCE STUMP HOLE DEBBIE HOOPER | joebay.comThis aerial from Debbie Hooper of joebay.com shows crews scrambling over the weekend to shore up the rock revetment at the Stump Hole on County 30-E with Tropical Storm Isaac approaching. There has been ongoing work this summer to bolster the revetment, but Isaac caught crews with one very vulnerable area. 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The Star| A3 By TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com After hearing much of the broad strokes the prior week, the Port Authority of Port St. Joe got down to some speci cs last week. With representatives of the Florida Department of Transportation and Department of Economic Opportunity in attendance and participating in the discussion, the Port Authority approved moving ahead on a scope of work to pursue grant nancing to update the Port of Port St. Joe master plan. The master plan update is important because it provides the planning framework for future development and a snapshot of what the Port Authority hopes comes into sharper focus over the coming ve to 10 years and beyond. That snapshot is what state and federal agencies will look at in considering grant funding and other resources. The current Port of Port St. Joe master plan was completed in 2006 and adopted in 2008. Updates are intended in ve-year increments, said port director Tommy Pitts, who continues his employment at $1 per month due to a lack of funding at the Port Authority. The time for an update was right, Pitts said, for several reasons. The collaboration agreement formalized earlier this year between the Port Authority and the St. Joe Company to develop the port increased the port footprint to 300 acres. An agreement for improvements to the Genessee Wyoming rail line that ends on port land is moving ahead. Finally, other infrastructure enhancements brought by the donation of the old Arizona Chemical site to the Port Authority. In light of the increases in area and the dynamics of all that is going on, we think it appropriate to update our master plan, Pitts said. Ana Richmond of the DEO said the process of review of such documents has changed, making the process more streamlined and less time consuming. Additionally, with Pitts background and expertise with the current plan, the Port Authority should be able to update the plan inhouse, in conjunction and with assistance from St. Joe. This is something that certainly you guys could do in-house, and wed love to collaborate with the city (Port St. Joe, the port is within the citys comp plan) and Port Authority to get that document where you need it to be, Richmond said. The prior week, Richmonds boss with DEO, Tom Beck, indicated there would likely be grant funding available to underwrite the update. A grant of $75,000, what Pitts indicated would be the high end of the update costs, Richmond indicated, could be in the ballpark. Ralph Yoder with FDOT District 3 of ce said his agency would also likely want to be engaged as the update moves ahead. The DOT has a vested interest in seeing success for the port, Yoder said. We see this not only as important for the county, but for the region and the entire state of Florida. We are committed to being a partner moving ahead. This is a blank slate. We have the opportunity to create this for the entire region. This can and will be a success story. Pitts said the DOT participation was vital given that the agency would examine all transportation impacts of port development mapped out in the master plan. We have the skeleton here, Pitts said. Many of the elements can just be enlarged. We dont need a new plan; just an update. Moving ahead, any forward momentum, is essential, Yoder said, in maintaining the Port of Port St. Joes status in the Strategic Intermodal System. The bulk of FDOT funding, 75 percent of the agencys discretionary funding each year, goes into the SIS, though not all is for ports. The Port of Port St. Joe received a designation as an emerging entity in the SIS in 2009 and that designation will expire in spring of 2013. The port was granted emerging SIS designation based on prospects for development at the time. The designation is based on tonnage moving through a port. Yoder said somebody in Tallahassee will need to be lenient when the Port of Port St. Joe approaches state of cials for an extension of the designation integral to funding before it expires, due to the lack of momentum in the past several years. It is critical to maintain that designation, Yoder said. The governor is very supportive of what we are doing with ports. The timing is perfect. And with St. Joe and Eastern Shipbuilding here, there is horsepower to get some consideration. I think you have a valid argument. And it is important that you are aware the clock is ticking.Port moves to update master plan Rehabilitation Services Rehab, Restore, Return to HomeGeorge E. Weems Memorial Hospital offers in-patient rehabilitative services, which include physical therapy,cardiac conditioning, orthopedic therapy, and neurological therapy.Our team customizes each patients care to meet both patient and family needs. We are committed to returning those individuals who have been impaired by accident or disease to their highest level of independenceby optimizing abilities and skills used in everyday activities. The purpose of in-patient rehabilitation is to improve the patients function and maximize the potential for returning to home, school, work, and to the community. The DOT has a vested interest in seeing success for the port. We see this not only as important for the county, but for the region and the entire state of Florida. We are committed to being a partner moving ahead. Ralph Yoder FDOT District 3 of ceThursday, August 30, 2012 Local

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OpinionA4 | The Star USPS 518-880Published every Thursday at 135 W. U.S. 98 Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Publisher: Roger Quinn 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 Folks, Im not being critical or judging this morning. Im the biggest to each his own guy you will ever see. I think abbergasted is the word that ts I read in the paper where the parents of a 3-year-old bought her $650 dresses and threw in an additional $400 each for the appropriate matching shoes. I believe the mothers comment was, I dress my daughter exactly the way I dress myself. Whew! I cant ever remember a time I wanted to be dressed exactly like either of my parents. One lady admitted that, some of the clothes are outrageously priced. But things like $200 Gucci sneakers make her kids happy. Listen, when I was 3 or 4, what made me happy was a 5-cent Baby Ruth. I would have traded any pair of shoes I had for a swallow or two of a Nehi Orange drink. My whole wardrobe from the rst grade through high school graduation didnt cost four hundred dollars! I can honestly report that I dont remember what I was wearing when I was three. If Mom put them $200 Guccis on me, I would have just lost them down at the creek. Mostly, we went barefooted. It allowed us to run unencumbered through the cotton elds and gave us better traction for climbing trees and getting a toe hold for wrestling matches. We were not without our fashion shows in West Tennessee in the early s. Leon modeled every single piece of clothing I and David Mark were eventual going to wear. It just took us a year or two to grow into them. I didnt mind the handme-downs. Cramming newspapers in the toe of the oversized shoes was a bit uncomfortable, and you might have a patch or two on the elbows of the winter shirts, but, heck, we thought it was the way everyone lived back then. I begged Leon to take extra care of that Roy Rogers Western shirt with the fringe down the sleeve. It was about the best-looking thing he ever modeled for us. He took his third grade picture in it. I gured to do the same. It had that corded yoke across the back and real pearl buttons. I got upset because he was wearing that shirt three days a week and twice on Sunday. As it turned out, it didnt matter. He got in a ght with Jackie Burns or Paul David Campbell, I cant remember which, and that beautiful shirt got torn to pieces. My third grade picture was already a bust, and I hadnt even started to school yet! Tuf Nut Jeans and Tshirts were our wardrobe staples. Leon was kind enough to break those Tuf Nuts in for us. And believe me, they lived up to their names! They had double patches on the knees, deep pockets for holding magnets, marbles and frogs. They literally wore like iron. It was tough rounding second base in a pair of those things, but they were nice to have on when principal McIver was dispensing some correctional punishment to your little backside. Levis, of course, were the Gucci of the day..but shucks, they cost over two dollars a pair. Mother sewed a few shirts together for us out of our or seed sacks, but this Depression-era practice was, thankfully, just about a thing of the past by the s. She did make a lot of our shirts, which was ok by me except for one thing: She could not sew on a collar. Shed get one side way bigger than the other, or she couldnt get the point just right. She could get the sleeves the exact length. She could put a professional looking pocket on for you. Shed make those button holes look store bought. But, for the life of her, she couldnt do a collar. She just left them off. We were wearing Henley shirts to school before there was such a thing! Fashion wasnt much of an issue back then. Neat and clean was the byline. But, still, you didnt want to be the only child in the third grade without a collar on your shirt! Thankfully, it didnt seem to bring on bouts of depression or scar me for life. The other kids never said a word or even seemed to notice. But, still, it certainly made me aware for the rst time that clothes sometimes can make a difference. Charlotte Melton asking me out to her house to ride horses in the eighth grade is what got me really to thinking about what I was wearing. Dang, I wish that Roy Rogers shirt hadnt agotten torn up! I sought out Leon for some advice. He said, Dont worry about your clothes dummy, just splash on some extra Old Spice so you wont smell like a horse when you walk her back to the barn! As my dating years moved through high school I spent my lifeguarding money on bleeding Madras shirts, Munsingwear Penguin jackets and ultra thin belts with double buckles. It all seems so silly now. Or maybe Ive just gone full circle. The older I get, the less I care about what Im wearing. Cost trumps style more than ever. A $600 dress for a 3-yearold seems like a terrible waste. But hey, Im going to let those parents gure it out like we all had to do. And I also want to publicly thank Garth Brooks. I saw him on TV in New York back in the late s doing a concert in front of a million people.. and he was wearing a striped shirt with no collar! That made me feel so much better about the third grade.Respectfully,Kes Garth Brooks to the rescue! HUNKER DOWNKesley Colbert By ErRIC DAVIdDSONSpecial to The Star National consumer and business patterns are shifting once again. Gulf, Franklin and Bay counties could do well to notice and position themselves, individually and together, for what may well be inevitable. Until fairly recently, Americans have been driven to patterns of urban-driven largeness and centralizing acquisition at any cost; now an increasingly signicant portion of the national prole is noticeably changing to resemble small-town Main Street America once again: An authentic, essentially self-sufcient yet naturallyconnected lifestyle, with products of meaningful quality and indigenous spirit and creativity and an ever increasing access to a greater range of personal choices attached to greater potential for local resources. Rural one might even say traditional virtues of personal thrift, collective care, mutual trust and directness of civic engagement are all starting to overwhelm the devil-may-care frenetic acquisition and consumption of impersonal and anonymous things sought merely for status or power consolidation purposes. City folk are becoming increasingly aware that once theyve made it in life, they dont necessarily know what they want to do with it. They have often found themselves searching increasingly for better purpose in their investments while intuitively scaling back their direct involvement to less dense environments where they can have meaningful personal inuence and spiritually sensible integrity in their whole lives.Consumer Patterns Trending from shorterterm Conspicuous Celebrity to longer-term Cultural Identication John Gerzema, who oversees the worlds largest database of consumer insights to help companies anticipate and adapt to social change, provides statistics that may seem surprising, but are in fact compelling. His own summary is that, People are returning to old-fashioned values to build new lives of purpose and connection and a lifestyle more focused on community, connection, quality and creativity. The intangible values (i.e. the brand attributes) of consumer choices have been slowly morphing since the dot-com boom and bust and have been accelerating with the creation of a class of real estate refugees after the mortgage/nancial meltdown in 2008, reforming how consumers, and the companies that want to anticipate their needs, conduct their business affairs and adapt with leading edge branding: kindness and empathy up 391 percent friendly up 148 percent high quality up 124 percent socially responsible up 63 percent exclusive down 60 percent arrogant down 41 percent sensuous down 30 percent daring down 20 percent These ndings measure, and are contrary to the mainstream common sense of increasingly fewer and fewer advertisers, the fact that empathy and kindness are NOT an economic weakness and, in fact, are better product and branding attributes than arrogance, daring, and/or exclusivity. Four hundred percent is an enormous bias in attitude of what consumers have come to expect and afrm when making their choices in spending and in living. Southern Hospitality is back and it looks a lot like a small, traditional town that has kept to its knitting throughout the globalization trends and nancial overreaches by the rest of the world.DDemographic PatternsTrending from central city/suburb Megapolis to rurban/estate Micropolis In 2000, the US Census Bureau was compelled to establish a new classication of the Micropolitan Statistical Area to account for signicant phenomena that was noticeably distinct from the misleading labels of strictly rural or strictly metropolitan. This rogue class falls somewhere in between the two and is acting in a different way from either and yet draws its inspirations from both. By 2010, there were 576 Micropolitan Areas designated accounting for over 30 million people, or 10 percent of the nations population. These areas were either too commercial or industrial to be considered strictly rural or they lacked the population to be considered urban. And they were growing too quickly, visibly and distinctly to either ignore them or to label them incorrectly. The concept of the budding micropolis clearly warrants the separate attention, distinct credibility and apparent viability that it has already begun to command. A slower lifestyle, expansive natural vistas, lower real estate and business overhead costs, less major crime and higher civic engagement all attract former city dwellers, especially ones now concerned with raising their kids or grandkids. Better educational opportunities, modern and technological infrastructure and conveniences, and higher employment potential likewise attracts more rural families while reassuring them with a requisite country-side feel. Both ends are increasingly coming to a discernible middle ground the micropolis. This trending toward balance of natural, spiritual and practical looks a lot like certain areas of the Florida panhandle as it already is.OOn the verge and poised to grow in Port St. JoeThe city of Port St. Joe, on the Bay of St. Joseph at the sunset face of the panhandles trigger, is at the verge of two distinct and friendlyrivaling regional branding campaigns. Geographically blessed at the far east of the Emerald Coast with its largely developed white sand beaches and at the western-most edge of the Forgotten Coast with its largely undeveloped natural gulf beaches, this city and this Gulf sound taken together are somewhat roguishly and steadfastly distinct from either the Forgotten Coast introversion or Emerald Coast extroversion: A naturally embayed natural deep water port basin with no signicant freshwater inuence (the only such bay in the eastern Gulf of Mexico) and three-quarters of which is designated an aquatic preserve, the bay area is abundant with plant and animal species, Not every interaction with the IRS must necessarily induce flop sweat. Case in point: A few years ago a friend of mine decided his income taxes had become sufficiently complicated to merit hiring an accountant. After examining previous tax returns, the accountant discovered my friend had claimed the standard deduction for two years when he should have itemized expenses. He filed a couple of amended tax returns and voila the IRS wrote him checks totaling more than $1,200. Of course, not all tax-filing mistakes end on such a happy note. Sometimes people find out after submitting a return that their employer had sent an incorrect W-2 form, they forgot to report selfemployment income or they incorrectly claimed someone as a dependent. Although its tempting to let such mistakes slide, chances are the IRS will discover the error eventually, and when they do you could be liable for interest and penalties going back to the due date of the original tax return. Worst case: You could even face criminal charges for filing a fraudulent return. Heres a guide to when and how you should file an amended tax return: If you discover an error on your federal income tax return after having already e-filed or mailed it, you may file an amended return using IRS Form 1040X (at www.irs.gov). The following rules apply: Amended returns cannot be e-filed; you must submit a paper version. Submit a separate Form 1040X for each years return you wish to amend and mail them in separate envelopes. Generally, you must file Form 1040X within three years from the date you filed your original return or within two years from the date you paid the tax, whichever is later. If your amended return involves changes to another schedule or form, you must attach a revised version of that schedule or form. If youre filing to claim an additional tax refund on a recently filed return, wait until youve received the original refund before filing Form 1040X. Youre allowed to cash the original check while waiting for any additional refund. On the other hand, if your amended return will result in you owing additional tax, file it right away to limit interest and penalty charges that might accrue. The normal processing time for a Form 1040X is eight to 12 weeks. You neednt file an amended return because of simple math errors the IRS will automatically make corrections and bill you for any additional tax required (or increase your refund). Nor must you file a 1040X if you forgot to attached tax forms or schedules to your return. The IRS will send a request if it needs them. However, you should file an amended return if you: Received additional or amended tax forms or statements from employers, banks or investment brokers after you filed your return (e.g., W-2 or 1099 forms). Forgot to report income. Overlooked tax deductions or credits you could have claimed. Claimed deductions or credits for which you werent eligible. Didnt claim a dependent you were entitled to, or claimed someone you shouldnt have. Chose the wrong filing status. One last tip: If youre going to the trouble of filing an amended tax return for a specific reason, review the entire original return carefully for any other deductions, credits or exemptions you might have missed the first time. Jason Alderman directs Visas financial education programs. To Follow Jason Alderman on Twitter: www.twitter. com/PracticalMoney. When you should le an amended tax returnSSmall town values back, leading the way to prosperitySSee Va A LUEsS AA5 JasASON ALDERMa ANThursday, August 30, 2012

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LocalThe Star| A5Thursday, August 30, 2012 dbutler@coastalcoverage.com Locally owned and operated Home Business Auto Health Workers Comp Pd.Pol.Ad. EXPERIENCEDCERTIFIED FLORIDA SUPERINTENDENT of SCHOOLSPaid for and approved by Jim Norton, Republican Superintendent of Schools.www.VoteJimNorton.com KEEP many of which are unique in Florida and the Gulf, and a few which are unique in all North America. This collective stewardship obligation requires one to think through and attempt to anticipate the unintended consequences of ones choices and actions. It really does slow down time, if for no better purpose than deep consideration. A truly micropolitan population possessing an enormous potential of energy, experience and brain-power now largely in the retirement demographic, but increasingly in business and cultural non-pro ts as well all just waiting to be tapped for arts, education, direct civic engagement and the consistency of the rule of law all prerequisites for sustainable, meaningful business. An instinctive sensibility to economic, technological and political cycles and their in uences upon one another creates a broader than average mindset toward integrity of desire, power, meaning and purpose, particularly in democratic public process. If luck favors the prepared, then the next great tide of prosperity to enter St. Joseph Bay will be ushered in with a full vision of this place, its people and its future, combined with the unique natural, historic and culturally signi cant assets it already possesses: Being Floridas Constitutional birthplace and the origin and organic foundation of its Florida law (with only a single vote keeping it from actually becoming the states capital), a progressive mill town master plan by the in uential ES Draper still visibly in uencing the citys future development and a once again pristine and vibrant bay teeming with life, some of which can now be found in but a few other places. The heart of that future will be welcoming and wanting to share a sense of being on the verge of a destiny deeply rooted in the best memories of Old Florida, authentic Southern Hospitality at its very best and not just a little kindly bewilderment at why it has taken the rest of yall so long to join them going forward. So have some sweet tea and sit awhile, share a few tall tales and chuckle while the rest of the world gures out that this is already pretty darn close to the way it really oughtta be. We really are lucky. VALUES from page A4 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 OPINIONSStar Staff ReportWith the Olympic Games winding down as school was winding up, Wewahitchka Elementary School faculty, parents and family members treated the trip back to the classroom as something of a Gulf County Olympic Games. Each WES class chose a country to study and represent at the Back to School Olympics on Aug. 17. Flags from all countries were carried by students around the Wewahitchka High School football eld. A funlled and educational afternoon was enjoyed by all. A special thanks from the school to parents and family members who volunteered and made the event a success.Right Time Nutrition was recently welcomed to the Port St. Joe business district by city and Gulf County Chamber of Commerce of cials during an of cial ribbon cutting. The store is at 302 Reid Avenue. RIGHT TIME NUTRITION COMES TO TOWN An Olympic start to the school year

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E-mail outdoors news to tcroft@ star .com OUTDOORSwww.starfl.comSection Section A By Alan PeirceSpecial to The Star When I rst heard my brother-in-law, James Jim Bob Higgins, talking about catching full-grown greater amberjack on spinning tackle and top-water plugs, I was a bit skeptical, to say the least. Old Jim Bob, who has caught his share of AJs out of Carrabelle, is known to tell a sh tale or two. But this one has been veri ed, and if you get a chance to see what Im talking about, I promise you wont be disappointed. Greater amberjack, which opened for recreational harvest in Gulf state and federal waters Aug. 1, are one of the strongest sh in the sea. They have been known to break expensive rods and bring the burliest of shermen to their knees. Social in nature, when you nd one, you generally nd a whole bunch. They love arti cial reef structures with an ample amount of vertical relief. Need help nding an arti cial reef to sh on? Visit MyFWC.com/Fishing and click on Saltwater and Arti cial Reefs for coordinates in your area. Water depth is also very important. In my experience, which is primarily limited to the Florida Panhandle region, the minimum depth for good amberjack shing is about 65 feet, and most of the larger jacks will be in water depths greater than 80 feet. Once you are anchored over the right location, whats next? I like to start with some live bait to get them all red up. Using a standard slip-lead bottom/ sh nder rig with 60to 80-pound test, drop a few frisky pin sh, grunts or blue runners halfway to the bottom. If AJs are in the area, it shouldnt take long for the live bait to be inhaled. Remember, circle hooks are required when using natural bait and shing for reef sh, which includes amberjack. Be sure to have your drag set appropriately for the tackle. With a circle hook, dont ever try to set the hook. The AJ will do all the work, so just hang on till your rod bends over and its pretty much sh-on from there! Once you catch a few on the grouper rod, put all that heavy tackle away and break out the spinning rods and bait-casters. I dont mean your bait rod with 8-pound test, but something in the 17to 30-pound range is perfect. The next thing you want to do is tie on a short piece of 40to 50-pound mono leader and a big, obnoxious, topwater popping plug. I dont think the color matters as long as its something bright and highly visible. Anything that catches your eye in the tackle store will also catch the jacks, but you want to use one of the atfaced chugger-type plugs that are designed to make a lot of commotion when you snatch them across the water. Remember to remove the treble hooks and replace with a single hook. You might also want to smash the barb down to facilitate hook removal or go with no hook at all if youre not intending to keep any more sh and just want to see some action. Work the plug fast and watch the jacks explode in excitement! Get close-up photos or video of the action by dragging the plug in a gure-eight pattern right next to the boat. To keep the school of AJs in range, you might need to periodically chum with some of the live bait. Good luck, and if you try them on the top-water plugs, give me a shout and let me know how you did or send me some photos or video to post on our website: MyFWC.com. Remember, on the Atlantic side, there is no closed season, so you can enjoy this shery on a year-round basis. The minimum size limit is 28 inches fork length in the Atlantic and 30 inches fork length in the Gulf, and the daily bag limit is one sh per person. Gone Coastal is one of many ways that the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Division of Marine Fisheries Management helps recreational anglers understand complex saltwater regulations and learn more about the states saltwater shing opportunities. We are also available to answer questions by phone or email anytime, and would love the opportunity to share information through inperson presentations with recreational or commercial shing organizations. To contact the FWCs Regulatory Outreach subsection call 487-0554 or email Alan. Peirce@MyFWC.com. Corner of Marina Drive, Port St. Joe, FL(next to Piggly Wiggly) www.BWOsh.com (next to Piggly Wiggly) www.BWOsh.com Corner of Marina Drive, Port St. Joe, FL (next to Piggly Wiggly) www.BWOsh.com Corner of Marina Drive, www.BWOsh.com Corner of Marina Drive, Port St. Joe, FL www.BWOsh.com Port St. Joe, FL EVERYTHING FOR YOUR OUTDOOR ADVENTURE Corner of Marina Drive, Port St. Joe, FL EV E EV E EV RYTHING FOR YOUR E RYTHING FOR YOUR E O UTDOOR ADV E UTDOOR ADV E UTDOOR ADV NTUR E NTUR E E AUGUST FEATURE FISH: Stop in and register or go online at www.BWOsh.com AUGUST FEATURE FISH: Stop in and register or go online at Stop in and register or go online at Stop in and register or go online at KINGFISH $5.00 ENTRY FOR THE ENTIREYEAR GREAT PRIZES WEEKLY ALMANAC ST.JOSEPH BAY APALACHICOLA BAY, WESTPASS TIDETABLES MONTHLY AVERAGESTo nd the tides of the following areas, subtract the indicated times from these given for APALACHICOLA: HIGH LOW Cat Point Minus 0:40 Minus 1:17 East Pass Minus 0:27 Minus 0:27 To nd the tides of the following areas, subtract the indicated times from those given for CARRABELLE: HIGH LOW Bald Point Minus 9:16 Minus 0:03 Sponsor the WEEKLY ALMANACCall Today!227-7847 Date HighLow%Precip Thu, August 3083 7770% Fri, August 3183 7640% Sat, Sept. 0185 7630% Sun, Sept. 0285 7530% Mon, Sept. 0384 7660% Tues, Sept. 0484 7560% Wed, Sept. 0584 7560% 30 Mo 805am 2.1 639pm -0.3 31 Tu 901am 2.1 722pm -0.2 FreeTideTables.com For comparison only Times are local Tides in feet from MLLW 30 Mo 448am 1.3 1224pm 1.6 707am 1.4 929pm -0.2 31 Tu 505am 1.3 134pm 1.6 825am 1.4 1014pm -0.2 FreeTideTables.com For comparison only Times are local Tides in feet from MLLW 1 Sa 1235am 1.0 1209pm 1.2 423am 0.9 547pm 1.0 2 Su 1200am 1.2 142pm 1.1 618am 0.8 430pm 1.0 3 Mo 1202am 1.3 746am 0.7 4 Tu 1220am 1.6 906am 0.6 5 We 1249am 1.7 1033am 0.6 6 Th 128am 1.7 1212pm 0.4 7 Fr 217am 1.8 139pm 0.4 8 Sa 316am 1.8 244pm 0.3 9 Su 422am 1.8 333pm 0.3 10 Mo 530am 1.9 412pm 0.2 11 Tu 635am 1.9 443pm 0.3 1 Sa 446am 1.4 441pm 1.6 1047am 0.8 1117pm 0.7 2 Su 459am 1.5 529pm 1.5 1125am 0.6 1136pm 0.8 3 Mo 513am 1.5 618pm 1.4 1203pm 0.6 1154pm 1.0 4 Tu 532am 1.6 710pm 1.4 1242pm 0.5 5 We 557am 1.6 810pm 1.3 1214am 1.1 126pm 0.5 6 Th 627am 1.6 922pm 1.2 1239am 1.2 220pm 0.5 7 Fr 705am 1.6 1052pm 1.2 111am 1.3 331pm 0.5 8 Sa 751am 1.6 155am 1.3 453pm 0.5 9 Su 1228am 1.3 849am 1.6 315am 1.4 607pm 0.5 10 Mo 134am 1.3 1002am 1.5 508am 1.4 706pm 0.4 11 Tu 214am 1.4 1123am 1.5 635am 1.4 755pm 0.4 Thursday, August 30, 2012 Page A6 PANAMA CITY NEWS HERALDOutdoors SUNDAY August 12, 2012I watch in wonderment as boat after boat blasts out into the Gulf in pursuit of black grouper while all the time leaving more grouper behind than anglers could legally bring back to the landing if they tried. Most boaters leaving Carl Gray Park pass under the Hathaway Bridge and head to the pass while leaving behind grouper so large they would be a challenge to break away from the bridge and get to the top. I talked to a diver who inspects the bridge and he said there were goliath grouper under there that could eat a man in one bite. He said there were gag grouper up to 40 pounds and some black snapper that were humongous. When they blew up the old bridge a 35-pound red snapper that probably had lived under there for the better part of its life came floating to the top. Along the seawall at the shipyard and at the paper mill there are grouper that would be almost impossible to tear away from that wall. If you dont believe me, just don some gear and take a look around. Of course some of the biggest bull sharks you will ever see also live down there and the visibility isnt all that good. A lot of people have thrown stuff into the bay under the cover of darkness that has attracted a lot of fish; grouper as well as black and red snapper. I discovered one of these places in about 29 feet of water clear enough to actually see the grouper swimming around the structure. It was almost like shooting fish in a barrel until a hurricane moved this makeshift reef to parts unknown and the good fishing with it. Lets not forget the sewer line that caused so much consternation a few years back. They say they covered it up, but that only made it better as far as grouper fishing goes. And lets not forget the DuPont Bridge going to Tyndall Air Force Base. There are some grouper under this bridge as big as you ever will want to tangle with. You had better bring your big boy britches if you want to catch one of these fish. They have hidey holes they can run into before you get the slack out of your line. Big choffers and large mullet will get these fish out, but you better be ready to lose some tackle if you go.Hooked on OutdoorsE-mail outdoors news to outdoors@pcnh.com More coverage online at newsherald.com IT OUT: See more outdoors photos and recipes at newsherald.com/sections/outdoorsLOOK INSIDE For Lifestyle content: Ask Amy, Scrapbook, Out & About and more D3-8 Outdoor LifeScott Lindseycaptainlindsey@ knology.netSectionD By STAN KIRKLAND FWC There was a time in the not-toodistant past when coyotes were a rarity in the eastern United States. However, that no longer is the case. The small animal predators scientifically known as Canis latrans once were found almost exclusively in the Southwest, but they now are firmly entrenched throughout the U.S. and even much of Canada. Our home state of Florida is no exception. Coyotes are a rusty brown color and typically weigh 25 to 35 pounds. They usually move after sundown and are more apt to be seen at night in rural areas, crossing roads or scavenging on road kill. They also will make themselves welcome in urban areas, where there is cover. In a perfect world, coyotes would stick to the things that wildlife biologists say they normally eat rats, mice, small birds, snakes, carrion and even watermelons and cantaloupes. Unfortunately, coyotes sometimes cross paths with small pets, such as dogs and house cats, which they can attack and kill. A study published by the Journal of Wildlife Management a couple of years ago points out just what can happen when coyotes cross paths with house cats. The study looked at eight radio-collared coyotes on the outskirts of Tucson, Ariz., from November 2005 through February 2006. Of 36 instances where coyotes encountered the cats, cats died in 19 of the interactions. In Florida there have been a number of instances where coyotes have gone after small dogs. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) doesnt investigate the incidents but they are a recognized occurrence. So, what does a person do if they want coyotes removed? Under FWC rules, coyotes are an unprotected furbearer. That means they can be removed or killed during daylight hours, 365 days a year, on private property. Landowners can remove the coyotes or hire a trapper to do the work. While it may make a person feel better that theyve removed a coyote or two, biologists say coyotes from outside the area quickly move in and occupy the vacated range. Where the concern is for small pets, biologists say there are several things people can do. That includes clearing debris and brush piles around the property, making the site less suitable to coyotes. Where there are woods or fields that border home, biologists recommend a standard fence or electric fence to discourage coyotes from coming in the yard. Biologists say its also not a good idea to allow house cats to roam free. Another thing that biologists say is sometimes a problem is attractants, such as garbage or pet food. They say garbage cans should be secured and recommend not feeding pets where coyotes may have access to the food. While coyotes usually flee at the site of humans, on rare occasions they may approach. If that happens, the recommended advice is to make noise and wave your arms. Those looking for information about coyotes or help dealing with a coyote issue can contact the FWCs Regional Office in Panama City at 850-265-3676. The FWC website MyFWC.com has information about coyotes by selecting Wildlife & Habitats and then Species Profiles.Coyotes and humansSXCCoyotes are a rusty brown color and typically weigh 25 to 35 pounds. They usually move after sundown and are more apt to be seen at night in rural areas, crossing roads or scavenging on road kill. Charter fishing making a comebackHOUMA, La. (AP) Charter fishing has proven to be a tough industry to sink in Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes. Many charter boat captains saw fewer and fewer customers as a result of the 2010 BP oil spill, but now they are starting to recover and reel in more anglers. I would classify this as a comeback year, said Daryl Carpenter, president of the Louisiana Charter Boat Association that represents more than 140 charter boat captains along Louisianas coast. Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes received more than $2 million each from BP as a result of the oil spill with much of the money going to tourism advertising. Pat Gordon, Planning and Zoning director for Terrebonne, said the parish isnt advertising for specific charter boat operations but for the industry a whole. Were advertising for people to come and fish in Terrebonne, Gordon said. Weve run ads in Cabelas Outfitter Journal and are running an ad in the Louisiana Fishing Regulation Brochure. Theres a fishing show that runs on HTV, and some ads are being played on that channel. One thing we have done for the local captains is get as many of them listed on the Convention and Visitors Bureau website as possible. Gordon said in addition to using the money to advertise fishing, local festivals and the new parish branding received a monetary boost from the BP money. But it wont last forever. We got the money two years ago, Gordon said, and it will all be spent by the end of the third year. Michel Claudet, Terrebonne Parish president, said he thought the advertising campaigns, which focused on promoting Terrebonne as the Salt Water Fishing Capital of the World, were paying off. I think it has worked out, Claudet said. Some captains have said they are really busy. I think these guys certainly want more, but business is good. Its like everything else, you make an investment and hope to see a return on it. We are doing things to show that we are the Salt Water Fishing Capital of the World. In addition to parishsponsored advertising, groups such as the Metairiebased Louisiana Tourism and Coastal Coalition have been advertising for these hard-hit companies. First of all, were seeing a rebound, said Carpenter, who also owns the Grand Isle-based Reel Screamers Guide Service. Ive stressed advertising to our members, and they should participate in these programs. But Im trying to say to BP and SEE CHARTER FISHING | D2 By STAN KIRKLANDFWC There was a time in the not-toodistant past when coyotes were a rarity in the eastern United States. However, that no longer is the case. The small animal predators scienti cally known as Canis latrans once were found almost exclusively in the Southwest, but they now are rmly entrenched throughout the U.S. and even much of Canada. Our home state of Florida is no exception. Coyotes are a rusty brown color and typically weigh 25 to 35 pounds. They usually move after sundown and are more apt to be seen at night in rural areas, crossing roads or scavenging on road kill. They also will make themselves welcome in urban areas, where there is cover. In a perfect world, coyotes would stick to the things that wildlife biologists say they normally eat rats, mice, small birds, snakes, carrion and even watermelons and cantaloupes. Unfortunately, coyotes sometimes cross paths with small pets, such as dogs and house cats, which they can attack and kill. A study published by the Journal of Wildlife Management a couple of years ago points out just what can happen when coyotes cross paths with house cats. The study looked at eight radio-collared coyotes on the outskirts of Tucson, Ariz., from November 2005 through February 2006. Of 36 instances where coyotes encountered the cats, cats died in 19 of the interactions. In Florida there have been a number of instances where coyotes have gone after small dogs. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) doesnt investigate the incidents but they are a recognized occurrence. So, what does a person do if they want coyotes removed? Under FWC rules, coyotes are an unprotected furbearer. That means they can be removed or killed during daylight hours, 365 days a year, on private property. Landowners can remove the coyotes or hire a trapper to do the work. While it may make a person feel better that theyve removed a coyote or two, biologists say coyotes from outside the area quickly move in and occupy the vacated range. Where the concern is for small pets, biologists say there are several things people can do. That includes clearing debris and brush piles around the property, making the site less suitable to coyotes. Where there are woods or elds that border home, biologists recommend a standard fence or electric fence to discourage coyotes from coming in the yard. Biologists say its also not a good idea to allow house cats to roam free. Another thing that biologists say is sometimes a problem is attractants, such as garbage or pet food. They say garbage cans should be secured and recommend not feeding pets where coyotes may have access to the food. While coyotes usually ee at the site of humans, on rare occasions they may approach. If that happens, the recommended advice is to make noise and wave your arms. Those looking for information about coyotes or help dealing with a coyote issue can contact the FWCs Regional Of ce in Panama City at 850-265-3676. The FWC website MyFWC.com has information about coyotes by selecting Wildlife & Habitats and then Species Pro les.SXCCoyotes are a rusty brown color and typically weigh 25 to 35 pounds. They usually move after sundown and are more apt to be seen at night in rural areas, crossing roads or scavenging on road kill. Coyotes and humansTaking the ght to AJsAMANDA NALLEY | Special to the StarKyle Miller holds his catch, a greater amberjack, after reeling it in off the waters of Panama City on an April tagging trip. SPONSORED BY The MBARA king sh tournament will be going on this weekend, so hundreds of boats will be in our waters, making for some crowded boat ramps and long lines. The offshore grouper bite is the best bet going with a amberjack in the mix. Most anglers are shing the hard bottom 40 plus miles due south from Cape San Blas.Offshore InshoreAs the rain continues, St. Joe Bay will remain stained and muddy this week. Although the bad weather is upon us again this week, the shing is rather good. Great catches of trout and ounder are reported around the Pig Island area. Try shing the deeper channels for mid-afternoon action.

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PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA SP O RTS www.starfl.com ASectionThursday, August 30, 2012 Page 7By TIM CROFT227-7827|@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com Given their relative lack of size and experience, the Port St. Joe Tiger Sharks understand that one of their defensive strengths will be running the ball on offense. The Tiger Sharks demonstrated that well last week in a Kickoff Classic at Cottondale. Port St. Joe rushed 50 times for 326 yards and ve touchdowns over four quarters in defeating Cottondale 14-0 in one half of play and R.F. Munroe 19-6 in a second half of play. The Tiger Sharks, who gained 15 rst downs, threw just one pass and did not allow a point until Munroe scored on a long pass against the Tiger Shark junior varsity defense with 7 seconds remaining in that half of play. We were pleased with the overall play, said Port St. Joe coach Chuck Gannon. I thought we got after it pretty good. We ran the ball effectively and we swarmed to the ball real well. The Tiger Sharks also did not hurt themselves. They had just four penalties one on offense and only one for more than ve yards. They did not turn the ball over while intercepting three passes and recovering one fumble. Jarkeice Davis led the Tiger Shark offense with 10 carries for 119 yards and two touchdowns. Both his touchdown runs, from 21 and 19 yards, came in the rst quarter against Cottondale, accounting for all the scoring after Justin Hites, who nailed three of ve extra point kicks, converted both extra points. Joe Love had 48 yards in six carries, Dusty Richter had 44 yards on three carries, with both scoring touchdowns. Love recovered a fumble and then barged in from 28 yards in the rst quarter against Munroe. Richter scored from the 5 in the rst quarter against Munroe and completed Port St. Joes scoring with a 21-yard touchdown run in the second quarter against Munroe. Carter Thacker nished with three carries for 30 yards, Natron Lee with four carries for 23 yards, Jack Cummings with six carries for 22 yards, Cole Cryderman with four carries for 16 yards and Jak Riley with three carries for 12 yards as the Tiger Sharks had 12 different rushers carry the ball. Ramello Zaccarro attempted one pass, a completion for three yards to Cummings. We had some good runs, Gannon said. That is what we are going to have to do. But we know we are also going to have make defenses honest and throw the ball and get some people out in space. We were a little sluggish coming out against Cottondale, but they have 17 seniors and they have good size. They had a wide receiver that made some unbelievable catches. But as it went along we got into a rhythm and I thought overall played well. The defense was led by the front seven, with Cummings, Lee, Ricky Pennington and Dallas Burke all registering ve total tackles. Tyler Worley and Davis each had four total tackles. Troy Williams had a pair of interceptions and Riley had one. This week, the 2012 regular season gets underway with a visit from county rival Wewahitchka. Gannon said that his team need not focus on the score of last weeks Kickoff Classic between the Gators and Blountstown, a onesided Tiger win, because Blountstown is one of the best teams in the area, with good size and senior leadership. We know we are going to have to contain Wewahitchkas running game, Gannon said. They can run the ball and they can also throw it, so we are going to have to stop both. That has to be our focus. We also know they are probably going to load up the box on defense and we are going to have to show we can throw the ball. But we have to continue to do what were doing, that is run the football. Its a rivalry game, so we have to be ready.By BRAD MILNER747-5065 | @PCNHBradMilner bmilner@pcnh.com WEWAHITCHKA A new scoreboard was presented at Gator Field on Thursday. Homestanding Wewahitchka will have to wait another week for its side to have the larger number, however. Blountstown rushed for 321 yards with nine ball carriers, spurring the Tigers to a 33-14 kickoff classic victory. Wewahitchka dedicated its new scoreboard to Tim Strange, but the Gators found it difficult to add to the ledger with three turnovers. The fates bestowed a clear but muggy night for both teams, which was a welcome respite from preseason practices stunted by rainy weather. Early rust was evident when Blountstown quarterback Hunter Jordan called for a timeout on the first play from scrimmage. The second half was disjointed as the teams swapped turnovers on four of the five opening series of third quarter. The sluggish play wasnt as evidenced as much with Blountstown, which took a 27-6 lead after three quarters. It was good to be able to play and I thought our kids did well, Blountstown coach Greg Jordan said. I thought we played well overall, but well see when we look at the film. The Tigers rebounded from the early misalignment and scored the games first touchdown five plays later. Bobby Andrews plunged in from the 1-yard line to cap a 54-yard march, all plays coming on the ground. Blountstown threatened on three of its four first-half drives, one ending on downs at the 20 with an incomplete pass. Jordan scored from the 2 to cap a 64-yard drive on the Tigers second possession for a 14-0 lead. Wewahitchka punted twice and finally found the right mix on its third possession, Jalyn Addison culminating a 10-play drive from the 1. The extra point banged off the crossbar for a 14-6 tally. Addison led the Gators with 86 yards rushing on 13 carries before being hampered by cramps in the second half. Wewahitchka quarterback Rashard Ranie also suffered from cramps and finished with 20 yards rushing and 68 passing on five completions. Well get in better shape, running inside is different from running outside, Wewa coach Dennis Kizziah said. You could see it on both sides. Wewahitchkas offense struggled for most of the second half until its next-to-last series of the game. Jarvest Sherfield capped Wewahitchkas scoring with a 4-yard run and Addison added a 2-point conversion with 7:22 showing. Wewahitchka had 186 total yards. The turnovers gave them some quick scores, Kizziah said. But our kids still played hard. Corin Peterson scored one of those quick touchdowns in the third quarter and finished with 52 yards rushing for the Tigers. Javakiel Brigham led Blountstown with 64 yards, all in the first half, while Fabian Solomon added 55 and Jordan 52. We had some good possessions and some ground out, but you expect that in these games, Coach Jordan said. And we took advantage of opportunities. Wewa opens the regular season next week at Port St. Joe on Friday. Blountstown hosts Holmes County on Friday. Blountstown 7 7 13 6 33 Wewahitchka 0 6 0 8 14 First quarter BHS Andrews 1 run (Bennett kick) 9:34, 7-0 Second quarter BHS Jordan 2 run (Bennett kick) 5:25, 14-0 WHS Addison 1 run (kick failed) 1:19, 14-6 Third quarter BHS C.Peterson 5 run (Bennett kick) 9:43, 21-6 BHS S.Peterson 15 fumble return (kick failed) 9:28, 27-6 Fourth quarter WHS Sherfield 4 run (Addison run) 7:22, 27-14 BHS Wyrick 1 run (run failed) 1:12, 33-14Star Staff Report Prior to last weeks Kickoff Classic at Wewahitchka High School, there was a ceremony to thank all the donators for their part in making the new scoreboard possible. In addition to those pictured, the school and Gulf County Schools would like to thank Terry Tatum and T.J. Cobb from Buffalo Rock/Pepsi, who helped make this possible. All donations were made in Honor of Tim Strange, former WHS football player who was paralyzed during play, and to the Glory of God. From left to right: Greg Lay eldhead of maintenance GSCB; Vic WilliamsWaste Pro; Andrew RowellGAC; Tony Strangemaintenance and brother of Tim Strange; Ralph RishPreble-Rish Inc.; Debbie Baxley, principal WHS; Dennis KizziahAthletic director/ head football coach; Michael White from Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative and Superintendent of Schools Jim Norton.COURTESY OF ADELE PAUL PORT ST. JOE JR./SR. HIGH SCHOOL2012 varsity football schedule 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 (Homecoming) 7:30 p.m. ET 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 WEWAHITCHKA JR/SR HIGH SCHOOL2012 varsity football schedule 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 (Homecoming) 7 p.m. CT 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. CTPort St. Joe grounds down Cottondale, MunroeBlountstown rushes past Wewahitchka DONATIONS MAKE NEW WEWAHITCHKA SCOREBOARD POSSIBLE

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LocalA8 | The Star Thursday, August 30, 2012 PUBLIC NOTICEPublic Hearings will be held at the Planning and Development Review Board (PDRB) RegularMeeting on Tuesday September 11, 2012 at 4:00 P.M. EST. The Public Hearings will be held in the City Commission Meeting Room at City Hall, 305 Cecil Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Fl. 32456 to discuss and act on the following: Discussion Port Cottages, LLC, Parcel #04838-100R, #04838-000R, #04838-110R located at the 314 Cecil G. Costin in Port St. Joe. Interested persons may attend and be heard at the public hearings or provide comments in writing to the Planning and Development Review Board, City of Port St. Joe City Hall, 305 Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. Transactions of the public hearings will not be recorded. Persons wishing to appeal any decision made during the hearings will need a record of the proceeding and should ensure a verbatim record is made, including the testimony on which the appeal is based. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person who wishes to attend and requires assistance may call (850)229-8261, Ext 113 or for additional information. You voted for what you believe in and not what the Govern ment can do for you or to you. This campaign was never about Freddie Whiteld, but about standing up for what is right. Be proud that you have stepped to the forefront! Because of your courage, I believe our numbers will grow with Democrats, Republicans, and Independents. I feel like this is a new sun rise over Gulf County. Again, I thank you from the bottom of my heart, and stand ready to serve anywhere I might be forced for good .FREDDIE WHITFIELD THANK YOU DISTRICT 1 VOTERS!(Pd.Pol.Ad.) THANK YOU to all voters who voted to make this the largest turnout ever for a Primary Election in District 1. And a special THANK YOU to the 505 people who chose PRINCIPLES NOT POLITICS 8292440 The park has received similar recognition before. In 2002, Dr. Stephen Leatherman, a professor from Florida International University known as Dr. Beach, named the beaches of St. Joseph Peninsula State Park the top in the country. In placing St. Joseph State Park at the top of its 2012 rankings of best state parks, the website noted the parks striking dune formations, miles of white sand beaches a heavily forested interior and a favorable climate for year-round outdoor recreation. The park is 2,516 acres at the very edge of St. Joseph Peninsula, surrounded by St. Joseph Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. The park offers RV and tent camping, cabins, a public boat ramp and marina as well as a series of dune walkovers for easy beach access. Popular activities noted by the website include shing, biking, kayaking, stand-up paddle-boarding and hiking the eight-mile trail through the interior forest to the end of the peninsula, cradled in sugary sand beaches. The complete ranking of the Top Ten Best State Parks in America is available at www.americasbestonline.com. The parks website can be found at www. oridastateparks.org/stjoseph/, with cabin rentals and camping at www.reserveamerica.com. Pets are allowed in the family camping areas overnight but not in the cabins, cabin areas or on the beaches. Additional information is available through the Gulf County Tourist Development Council at www.visitgulf. com or by calling 850-229-7800. additional rain. Last Saturday, however, things looked a bit grim as Nelson said the storm track was coming directly into the panhandle and, We could not be a worse position, Nelson said. The county mobilized on several fronts. Public Works was activated and with assistance of the Gulf Forestry Camp spent the weekend lling hundreds of sand bags in preparation. The Forestry Camp was evacuated Monday. Also evacuated Monday were most of the animals at the St. Joseph Bay Humane Society, which were moved to shelters in Bonifay and Georgia. The health department, working with Nelson, had moved to be ready with medical personnel should 10 special needs cases in the county require evacuation to the Honeyville Shelter. The Board of County Commissioners issued a local state of emergency on Saturday, two hours after Gov. Rick Scott issued a statewide state of emergency. On Sunday, with the storm track improving slightly, the BOCC moved ahead on a mandatory evacuation of T.H. Stone St. Joseph Peninsula State Park, which operates under speci c protocols for weather events. A voluntary evacuation was ordered for residents in low-lying areas prone to oods: residents and nonresidents of Indian Pass, St. Joseph Peninsula, Cape San Blas and waterside of U.S. 98 and County Road 30-A. The Stump Hole, which is undergoing reinforcement work, was at press time expected to hold though there were concerns over the weekend about evacuations of any resident and nonresident north of the Stump Hole on County 30-A. As a precaution to free up buses for potential evacuations on Monday afternoon original tracks over the weekend had the rst tropical storm impacts Monday afternoon or evening public schools went to a half day on Monday. The Gulf County School Board approved a recommendation from Superintendent Jim Norton late Monday to close all schools on Tuesday. I want to thank all the community and staff for their work in preparing for this storm, said BOCC chair Bill Williams. But we still need to be very vigilant. policies have affected local sheries. In turn, the hearing drew concerned commercial shers from along the Gulf of Mexico. With all due respect, we dont need Congress taking us back to the failures of the past, Waters said. We need you to help us address the changes of the future. ... Do not turn back the clock, help us conserve our sheries and jobs for tomorrow. Many of the commercial shermen, wearing shirts that read Keep catchshares on the table, Keep sh on the table, agreed with Waters sentiments to not reform current policies. The main concern focused on guidelines set by the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, which is up for reauthorization as soon as 2013. We have a system that is working, or else we wouldnt be here ghting. Waters said. However, Southerland said the current legislation is not working for all. The federal government should have no role in picking winners and losers in hopes of locking up our sheries with overregulation, free of congressional oversight and public opinion, Southerland said. Most of the witness testimony during the hearing focused on the reliance on bad datas effects, not just on commercial and recreational shing jobs, but also small businesses and entire local economies, according to Hastings. One of the things that bothered me is a lot of the decisions made were made on old or not accurate data, Hastings said. There needs to be a closer look at recreational shing. Witnesses pointed to arbitrary deadlines and mandates, catch shares, annual catch limits and the National Ocean Policy as alternate causes for review of federal policies. About 150,000 Floridians are directly employed in shing-related businesses 100,000 in the commercial sector and 50,000 in the recreational sector. Florida alone accounts for almost 40 percent of all marine recreational shing nationally, with $5.7 billion in total sales from recreational shing in 2011 and $5.6 billion in commercial sales in 2008. Gulf of Mexico sheries are vital to Floridas economy. They are a main target for the recreational boating community and are highly prized by resident and visiting anglers, said Ken Wright, chairman of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Richard Merrick, director of scienti c programs and chief scienti c advisor of the National Marine Fisheries Service, testi ed the Magnuson-Stevens Act mandates that all sheries conservation and management measures must be based upon the best scienti c information available. As an avid angler myself, I share serious concerns about a Magnuson-Stevens law that is broken, Southerland said. For the sake of our shermen, as well as the operators of marinas, hotels, restaurants and small businesses who rely on their continued success, Congress must commit to making the law more workable and responsive to the needs of our coastal communities. West Nile becomes more widespread, especially after a period of extremely dry weather is followed by heavy rains. Gulf County Mosquito Control director Mark Cothran said his crews were spraying 24/7 where weather permitted. He said mosquitoes lay eggs during dry months, such as earlier this year when the region was considered in a drought, but with nearly 30 inches of rain in less than three months, with more rain this week, all those eggs are hatching and making life miserable. We are operating at an elevated level, Cothran said. We have been for nearly a month. And we will continue until we see the mosquito numbers drop. Because of all the rainwater that we have experienced and information from (Gulf County) Mosquito Control, we thought it would be a good idea to send out information, said Sarah Hinds, public information of cer for the Gulf County Health Department. We want to make people aware of not having standing water and to protect themselves from mosquitoes. Gulf County Mosquito Control is operating at an elevated level until we see mosquito numbers drop, said director Mark Cothran. In 2004, the county experienced an outbreak of the virus, with at least ve patients diagnosed with illnesses related to viral infection and one death. Lindeman on Saturday emphasized the Five Ds of mosquito control: Dusk: avoid the outside when mosquitoes are most active; Dawn: avoid the outside during the second most active period for mosquitoes; DEET: use personal chemical protection to ward off mosquitoes; Dress: cover exposed skin to block access for mosquitoes; and Drain: remove standing water in pots, pet dishes, gutters and other retainers. Further, residents should apply repellent to exposed skin or onto clothing, but never under clothing; read repellent labels to ensure safety for children (DEET is not recommended for children younger than 2 months, and repellents containing oil of lemon eucalyptus should not be used on children under 3 years); and avoid applying repellent directly to childrens skin adults should apply to their hands and then transfer to a childs skin or clothing, Lindeman said. Adults over age 50 and people who have ever received an organ transplant are more likely to develop serious symptoms of West Nile if they do get sick and therefore should take special care not be bitten by a mosquito. Not all people who are bitten by a mosquito carrying West Nile will become sick, Lindeman noted, making the virus tricky. Just one of 150 people infected with the virus develops serious disease, known as West Nile encephalitis or West Nile meningitis, or in ammation of the brain or the area around the brain. Symptoms of severe illness include headache, high fever, stiff neck, mental confusion, muscle weakness tremors, convulsions, coma and paralysis. Symptoms may last several weeks, and neurological effects could be permanent. Some will come down with milder symptoms, which resemble the u, with fever, headache, swollen lymph glands, nausea, vomiting, skin rash on the chest, stomach and back. However, most people who get infected with West Nile virus do not have any symptoms. There is no speci c treatment for West Nile virus infection and no vaccine. FISHING from page A1 WEST NILE from page A1 TOP OF THE LIST from page A1 ISAAC from page A1Star Staff ReportThe Gulf County Health Department on Friday issued a rabies alert after con rmation of a rabid fox in the Wewahitchka area. The fox was found near James Drive in northern Gulf County. Rabies is a fatal disease caused by a virus that is spread from animal to animal or animal to human during a bite, scratch or mucous membrane/ open-skin exposure to the infected animals saliva. Rabies in humans can be prevented if post-exposure medication is received early enough following an exposure, well before the onset of symptoms. The health department urges pet owners to ensure their pets are vaccinated for rabies. Also, supervise pets when they are outdoors. An animal with an expired rabies certi cate is considered unvaccinated. An animal given a vaccine by a person other than a licensed veterinarian is also considered unvaccinated. Owning a dog or cat that is not vaccinated places the owner, family and neighborhood at risk for exposure to this deadly disease. An exposed unvaccinated cat or dog must be quarantined for 6 months or euthanized as it might develop rabies and become contagious during that time. Currently vaccinated dogs and cat must be quarantined for 45 days. To avoid rabies: Supervise your animals when they are outdoors. Dont let pets roam. Stay away from stray or wild animals. Do not touch dogs or cats that are not yours. Avoid contact with unvaccinated animals. Never touch a bat. Never feed raccoons. Raccoons are a high-risk rabies vector and feeding them diminishes their fear of humans. If your pet ghts with a wild animal, put on rubber gloves before handling/washing your pet. If bitten or scratched by an animal, wash the wound immediately with soap and water. Seek medical treatment as needed and report the injury to the Gulf County Health Department at 227-1276. If the animal is a stray or wild animal, call Gulf County Animal Control at 227-1115.Rabies alert issued for county

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COMMUNITY www.starfl.com BPage 1Section Thursday, August 30, 2012JACQUELINE BOSTICK The News Herald @PCNHJBostick WEWAHITCHKA A road that runs from Bay to Gulf County was dedicated in honor of the nations veterans Wednesday. State 22 from Wewahitchka to Spring eld is now Veterans Parkway. The name change is relevant to the area and helps to recognize the efforts of rural Gulf County in defending the country, said Jim McKnight, chairman of the Gulf County Republican Party, which spearheaded the effort. So many of our kids in our rural areas are disproportionately involved in the military efforts of our country, McKnight said. Its important to recognize their contribution. The name change resolution was approved by county commissioners in Bay and Gulf counties about 24 months ago, approved by the Florida Legislature this year and signed into law July 1, of cials said. The signs are at the U.S. 98 and Veterans Parkway intersection in Bay County and at the Wewahitchka city limit. The original name change and dedication idea came from former Okaloosa County sheriff and Army veteran Frankie Mills. I was raised at 3727 E. Third St., which is Highway 22, in Spring eld, Mills said. Theres just a bunch of World War I and World War II men who did not get recognition. They are the only folks that kept us from talking German and Japanese when you get down to it. Mills father served throughout WWI and brothers served in different State 22 is now Veterans ParkwayBy BEVERLY MOUNT-DOUDSEditors note: This is another in a continuing series on local pioneers. Henry A. Drake was born in October 1894 in Georgia. He was a bank cashier in 1910 at Iron City, Georgia. At the age of 16 he was the youngest bank cashier in the state. In addition, his accounting and auditing experience landed him a job here in Port St. Joe in 1914, to take a position in the accounting department of the Apalachicola Northern Railroad. He was later promoted to chief clerk and in May 1926, was appointed General auditor of the railroad company and associated companies, a position he held for 10 years, when in May 1936 he resigned to accept the appointment of postmaster, having held several pervious appointments dually with his railroad position and with the aid of his wife Minnie Ola as his assistant at the post of ce. Henry Drake was the postmaster for over 33 years between 1936 and 1951 in Port St. Joe, Fl. Henry Drake and his wife Minnie lived in the two houses that sit behind the Buy Rite Drug Store: the same buildings in which Renee Shoaf had her business and the house that Mazlie Stone lives in today. Both were built by Drakes in the 1930s. This story on Henry Drake (as the Postmaster) was found in The Star back on August 1999, entitled: The Post Of ce Hasnt Exactly Been a Nomad. Some of it goes like this: If Henry Drake was still here, that dead pine tree at the rear corner of the new post of ce building wouldnt be there. It wouldnt dare! It would just fold up and shrink away. But, as it is, the postal department is going to have to nd somebody to take it down and depose of it. The post of ce for Port St. Joe has moved for the third time in at least 76 years. ... I dont know how Star Staff ReportOn Aug. 15, the Goodwill of Port St. Joe hosted a free professional job fair at the Gulf County Senior Citizens Association Building. The job fair allowed members of the community to speak with potential employers and hand in resumes for job inquiries. The job fair also allowed job seekers to learn about the Goodwill Career Training services, which help build necessary skills for employment. Prior to the job fair, the Career Training Center offered a discount on professional attire to better prepare job seekers before meeting with employers. About 11 employers and 60 job applicants attended the job fair, with opportunities from the likes of Burger King, the Gulf Coast Workforce Board, the U.S. Army, U.S. Marines, CVS, Avon, the Sacred Heart Hospital and more. As with all Goodwill Career Training services and events, the job fair was free of charge with no appointment required. The Career Training services offered access to a computer lab, which allowed job seekers to print out their resumes, By TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com The community need is clearly there. Two months ago, we began a column pointing out volunteering opportunities in the community. The column began with just a few items. By the second month, it was doubled. But as we approach the third month, the list grows longer, the need evident. So, we may pick this column up more than once a month, as we are here in August, moving forward. This column started in large part through these words from Trish Petrie with the Friends of St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge. This country was started by men and women who were willing to give their time and use their skills to build a nation where they could have better life, Petrie wrote. They were volunteers. We need to take a step back and participate with our time to help get this country back on the right track. With all the problems with the economy and balancing budgets, there will continue to be a reduction in the services and the bene ts that federal, state, and local governments will be able to provide. It is time for a resurgence of volunteering. It will be up to us the people who care about our communities, our parks, our arts, our natural resources, to give our time and use our skills to preserve what is important to us. Those interested can also nd the story at www.star .com and The Port St. Joe Star Facebook page. Contact the Gulf County Chamber of Commerce, Petrie or Tim Croft at tcroft@ star .com to provide additional opportunities for this column. Here are a number of opportunities: Volunteers are an essential part of any team! The St. Joseph Bay Buffer Preserve is requesting assistance for a wide variety of tasks, everything from gardening to visitor relations to participating in the scienti c work that is on-going at the Buffer. This month wed like to spotlight: Bay Day: Twice a year on the rst Saturday in February and October, locals and tourists alike enjoy a Low Country Boil and educational tours of the Preserve and Bay. A lot of effort and planning are required to accomplish these events. Please consider contacting the Preserve to learn how you can help Sandra and our Friends group put together this wonderful funlled day for the community. Be a part of making a difference in your local schools. Volunteer to teach a Junior Achievement class at the fth-, eighthor high school-level, and help teach students real LIFE SKILLS. Junior Achievement teaches our children about running businesses, managing money, and preparing to get a job. All of our classes are taught by volunteers from the community. Whether you are an employee, employer, retiree, or stay-athome parent, Junior Achievement values the life experiences you can share with the students while teaching the Junior Achievement courses. All volunteers are provided course kits that have everything you need to teach a class, as well as training that will help you feel more comfortable in the classroom. All kits have hands-on activities that keep the students engaged and interested. A class lasts 5-7 weeks, depending on the age group, and meets once each week, during the school day, for an hour. The amount of commitment time is 5-7 hours to teach the class, two hours for training, and your preparation time which varies from person Invest in the community volunteerGoodwill job fair a success Page A4 | The News Herald | Thursday, August 23, 2012 NATION & WORLDStates. We are experiencing tremendous demand for hospitals waiting to integrate medical devices and their electric health records systems to improve quality of care, patient safety, clinician workflow and efficiency, Dyell said. Panama City Mayor Greg Brudnicki praised the new business when he spoke about the addition of iSirona to the downtown business establishment. This is high-tech, its clean, its on the bay, Brudnicki said. There is more to downtown Panama City than a broken-down marina that we are going to renovate. iSirona is expected to receive total incentives of $530,000 if the company meets all the criteria. Of the total, $350,000 comes from the state Industry Recruitment, Retention and Expansion Fund Grant Program. The grant is part of Senate Bill 2156, which allots $10 million per year for three years to help rebuild the Gulf Coast economy. The Bay County Commission and the Florida Department of Economic Opportunitys Division of Strategic Business Development approved the Qualified Target Tax Refund Application. Separately, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity approved an $180,000 Qualified Target Industry tax refund over the next six years to encourage the creation of 45 jobs at an average annual wage of $49,155. Those jobs must be created and maintained before funding can be administered to the company, according to EDA officials. To date, the company already has satisfied its job creation commitment over an eight-month period versus a three-year period, EDA officials noted. If the company fails to meet all the job requirements, it would be required to pay back grant funding proportional to its job creation/maintenance shortcomings. The iSirona project is exactly the kind of job creation initiative contemplated by the Oil Spill Recovery Act, said state Sen. Don Gaetz, R-Niceville, who authored S.B. 2156. Neal Wade, executive director of the EDA, said he wants to diversify the countys economic base. We may be able to put a cluster here, he said. Wade said aviation and aerospace industry was still the number one target for the EDA, but manufacturing and logistics companies are targets for recruitment. Wade said the companys decision to stay in Bay County was more than just about business. It was also a quality-of-life issue, he said. Bay County is known as a having some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. We dont want to ride just one horse, Wade said. We want a diverse economy. iSirona previously had been in a small office building in Lynn Haven. iSIRONAfrom Page A1quality product that we wanted, said William Whitson, CRA director. At this length, those who want to fish will be able to cast out in 4 feet of water. At a meeting this week, group members discussed whether it would be better to move forward with the altered pier project or to put it on hold and focus instead on improving other areas of the park. They decided moving forward with the fishing pier was a better option because it would mean having something on the park sooner. Construction on the pier could begin soon after the contract is awarded. Panama City purchased the park in 2008 for $2.5 million, and a large portion of the Millville CRAs budget is dedicated to repaying the purchase. The park hasnt seen many improvements since. Opting to focus first on other park amenities would have pushed back the start of construction. The CRAs tentative budget for next year has money allocated for creation of park improvement plans, and money for implementation is expected to be available in the 2014 fiscal year, which begins in October 2013. Among the plans for the property are an amphitheater, walking path, restrooms and improved parking. Well work through with the MCA on what the priority for the next phase of improvements is, said Tim Whaler, program director of the Millville CRA. The CRA is scheduled to vote on awarding the contract for the project during a special meeting Tuesday. MILLVILLEfrom Page A1The storm was 25 miles southsoutheast of the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe late Wednesday afternoon, with maximum sustained winds of 45 mph. Isaac was moving west at 22 mph and was expected to become a hurricane by tonight or Friday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. In response, leaders across much of the Caribbean closed schools and government offices Wednesday as Isaac churned toward the region, and the U.S. military postponed hearings for Sept. 11 prisoners. Dominica Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit urged people to stay home from work Wednesday. I want us all to be safe, he said. I dont want lives to be lost. Authorities in Puerto Rico reported a 75-year-old woman died in the northern city of Bayamon when she fell from a second-floor balcony while filling a barrel with water in preparation for the storm. Military authorities at the U.S. base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, canceled several days of pretrial hearings in the case of five prisoners charged in the Sept. 11 attacks. They also planned to evacuate about 200 people, including legal teams and relatives of Sept. 11 victims. Tess Hunneybell, owner of Manico River Eco Resort, which features luxury treehouses perched in the foothills of Dominicas Morne Aux Diables volcano, said there was still barely a breeze Wednesday afternoon as dark clouds gathered over the sea. Right now, its definitely the calm before the storm. But we can see the clouds coming this way, Hunneybell said. She and others wrapped the treehouses in tarpaulin and nailed shut louvre doors. There were no guests because flights to the jagged, densely forested island had been suspended. In Puerto Rico, Gov. Luis Fortuno declared a state of emergency and activated the National Guard. He also canceled classes and closed government agencies. Federal officials also closed the popular San Felipe del Morro castle in Old San Juan. The storm was expected to pass just south of Puerto Rico on Thursday. The U.S. Coast Guard closed all ports in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands to incoming commercial ships and warned that all commercial vessels bigger than 200 gross tons must leave or obtain permission to remain in port. The U.S. Virgin Islands commissioner of public works, Darryl Smalls, said crews distributed sandbags to residents in St. Croix, where schools and government offices were ordered not to open Thursday. St. Kitts announced similar closures for Wednesday. As he campaigned in Nevada, President Barack Obama received an update from the Federal Emergency Management Agency on U.S. preparations for Isaac, deputy press secretary Josh Earnest reported. FEMA has been in close coordination with local officials and emergency managers in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, Earnest told reporters as Obama flew to a later stop in New York. Earnest said FEMA had deployed teams to both locations. The storm was unleashing heavy rain in Guadeloupe on Wednesday afternoon that was expected to worsen, said local chief meteorologist Norbert Aouizerats. He said wind gusts could top 62 mph. In Martinique, officials warned of swollen rivers and flooding. Meteorologist Jean-Noel Degrace said at least 3 inches of rain had fallen Wednesday morning. The leader of Martinique, Laurent Prevost, urged people in low-lying areas to evacuate. In the Dominican Republic, authorities banned boats from entering its waters and warned of heavy rains from Thursday through Saturday. Liat Airline and American Eagle canceled flights to islands including Dominica, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guadeloupe and Martinique. The storms center was expected to move over the Leeward Islands on Wednesday evening, and forecasters said it was likely to hit the Dominican Republic and Haiti as a hurricane Friday. It was predicted to move on to Cuba as a tropical storm. On the island of Vieques, which lies just east of Puerto Rico, people prepared for the government to temporarily shut off power. Glenn Curry, an owner of Bananas Guesthouse, said he closed the restaurant and would move guests to a higher floor. I dont think this is going to be a major storm, but its going to be noisy and unpleasant for a few hours, he said. The general manager of the Hilton Golf & Casino Resort in the southern city of Ponce, Puerto Ricos second largest city, said he had warned guests about the impending storm. We expect bad weather, rain, wind, but nothing to the extent of danger, said Gunther Mainka. He said the hotel prepares for storms in July, including trimming the numerous palm trees that surround the resort. They get a big haircut, he said. All the loose branches go down, all the coconuts go down. ISSACfrom Page A1 I was raised at 3727 E. Third St., which is Highway 22, in Springfield, Mills said. Theres just a bunch of World War I and World War II men who did not get recognition. They are the only folks that kept us from talking German and Japanese when you get down to it. Mills father served throughout WWI and brothers served in different branches of the military and defended the country in WWII and the Korean conflict, he added. The dedication ceremony took place at 9 a.m. at the forestry fire tower about five miles west of the Bay-Gulf County line on Veterans Parkway. Port St. Joe High Schools Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps led the beginning of the ceremony in the Pledge of Allegiance and national anthem. One of the new signs was unveiled at the ceremony. Im excited that so many likeminded people wanted to get on board with it, Mills said. Im very, very pleased. Members of veterans groups and organizations were present to show their support. Were fighting for the Vietnam veterans, said Vietnam veteran Harry Paul. We never had Wounded Warriors or got applause when we came back from Vietnam. Vietnam veterans have not gotten much recognition at all, but they are getting it now, he said, referring to the name change and dedication ceremony. Current service members are doing a wonderful job for the country, the active member of Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) in Port St Joe added. Joe Paul, VFW member in Wewahitchka, said the name change allows all service members to be recognized for protecting the nation and keeping it one nation under God. The freedoms here are important to us, said Joe Paul, who is not related to Harry Paul. State Rep. Jimmy Patronis, R-Panama City, was the main speaker at the ceremony. We did the right thing and they appreciate it, Patronis said. What a compliment that is to this area. Northwest Florida has the largest retired veteran population in Florida, he added. The ceremony attracted more than a hundred supporters, many of whom were veterans. For Bob Shipman, veteran support for veteran recognition is strong and important, but varies. There are a lot of veterans that wont come forward, some of them dont like to group, some have posttraumatic stress syndrome, Shipman said, but this makes you feel better that people recognize veterans as people to be appreciated. Shipman fought in Vietnam in 1965, 1968, 1970 and 1971. The dedication ceremony and name change is not the result of or linked to the recent road repairs in Bay County on Veterans Parkway, officials stated. STATE 22from Page A1JIM MCKNIGHT | Special to The News HeraldA group of veterans turned out Wednesday for the dedication of State 22 between Springfield and Wewahitchka as Veterans Parkway. ANDREW WARDLOW | The News HeraldiSirona, a medical software company, is expanding in downtown Panama City. JIM MCKNIGHT | Special to The News HeraldA group of veterans turned out Wednesday for the dedication of State 22 between Spring eld and Wewahitchka as Veterans Parkway.See VETERANS B5 Henry A. and Minnie Ola DrakeFlorida Pioneers: See PIONEERS B5COURTESY OF BEVERLY MOUNT-DOUDSHenry and Minnie Ola Drake (right) and an unknown friend.See VOLUNTEER B5 See JOB FAIR B5

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Thursday, August 30, 2012 B2 | The Star OFTHEWEEKPET St. Joseph Bay Humane SocietyMeet the handsome and regal Polo. He is an approx 2yrs old all black cat with a half tail. Polo is very friendly and cuddly. He loves the attention of kids and adults alike. Polo even tolerates dogs and other cats. He keeps his kennel clean and tidy. This guy would make a wonderful addition to any family.WE ARE IN NEED OF VOLUNTEERS TO HELP WITH SOME GENERAL MAINTANCE, CLEANING, PAINTING ECT VOLUNTEERS ARE ALSO NEEDED FOR PET SOCIALIZATION AND FOSTER HOMES. SCHOOL CREDIT AVAILABLE TO QUALIFIED STUDENTS.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. We are now proud partners with www.petsforpatriots.org Our hours for the shelter are Tuesday-Saturday from 10 am-4 pm! Our shelter location is 1007 Tenth Street in Port St. Joe! IF YOU ARE MISSING A PET, PLEASE CHECK WITH US!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 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 SocietyStar Staff ReportGulf County Senior Citizens, at 120 Library Drive in Port St. Joe, is asking for donations of non-perishable foods for our low-income seniors such as juice, canned tuna and chicken, soup or vegetables. Small inexpensive bingo prizes are always needed for our clients that love to play bingo several times a week. We provide a hot nutritious noon meal Monday through Friday to seniors 60 and over. Transportation may be available to our meal sites. Anyone interested in coming to our sites in Port St. Joe or Wewahitchka for meals and activities or who would like to donate any of the items listed above may call Debbie at 229-8466.STAR STAFF REPORTMagnolia Sarmiento, on left, and Brittany Hoover, right, gave 10 inches of hair each to Locks of Love. Kandi Rollins owner of Kandis Kountry Kuts cut and sent it to Locks of Love, which uses the hair to provide wigs for children who have lost their hair due to illness and treatment. Kandi would like to thank the girls for donating their hair. During late summer, caterpillars cause problems for gardeners all over our state. As you know, caterpillars are the larval state of butter ies and moths. While many of the winged adults are attractive, the damage caused by the larvae certainly is not. Because caterpillars are ravenous feeders, they can cause considerable damage in a short time. Early detection and prompt counter measure are very important. There are many kinds of pest caterpillars, far too many to cover in a single article. So well talk about a few of the common ones you may encounter, and comment on some basic control measures. My information was provided by Extension Entomologist of the University of Floridas Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. Sod webworms and fall armyworms seriously damage lawns. Its not unusual for both to attack at the same time. Webworms are the smaller of the two species, reaching a length of only about three-quarters of an inch, compared to one-and-a-half inches for armyworms. In general, both are greenish in the young stage, turning brown as they mature. Their feeding is similar, resulting in notched or ragged leaf edges. However, webworms tend to feed in patches, while armyworms cause more scattered damage. The orange dog caterpillar is a common pest on citrus trees. Its black with white markings and slimy looking. Its eggs, which look like small yellow beads, are laid on the newest plant growth. At maturity the orange dog becomes a swallowtail butter y. If youve ever suddenly felt a sharp, stinging sensation while pruning a plant, you may have come in contact with an IO (Eyeoh) moth caterpillar. This caterpillar is pale green, with two stripes one white and one maroon down both sides of its body. It has many clumps of stiff poisonous hairs. Touching these is painful to most people in some cases, the reaction is bad enough to require hospitalization. The IO moth caterpillar, which is only one of several stinging varieties, is found on such plants as Hibiscus, Poinsettias, Palms and many others. Caterpillars can be controlled mechanically, or with chemical sprays. If the caterpillars are large, and few in number, they can be removed from plants by hand. If egg masses are recognized, they can be destroyed before they hatch. Chemical control materials include Sevin, Bifenthrin, Malathion, and Bacillus Thuringiensis (Dipel). Sevin is a stomach poison, thats good to use on small caterpillars that are hard to nd. However, Sevin isnt a very good contact poison. So, it cant be used against caterpillars that are already quite large. Biefenthrin is an insecticide pest control used to control pests such as re ants, roaches, lawn insects, aphids, worms, gnats, moths, grasshoppers, mites spiders, ticks, caterpillars, ies and eas. Malathion is a good contact poison, but a poor stomach poison. Its best for use on large caterpillars. Malathion must be applied thoroughly, to insure contact with all the caterpillars. This can sometime be hard to do especially on large shrubs and trees. Bacillus Thuringiensis isnt a chemical. Its a bacterial concentrate (Dipel) thats deadly only to caterpillars. It wont harm any other insects. When applying pesticides, you should always use caution and common sense. Avoid contact with the concentrate, and stay out of the spray drift. Read the product label carefully, and follow all directions exactly. For more information on caterpillars and ornamentals contact the Gulf County Extension Service @ 639-3200, 2292909 or visit our website: gulf.ifas.u .edu.Star Staff ReportTallahassee Orthopedic Clinic will be closing its Port St. Joe satellite location as of Sept. 20. Tallahassee Orthopedic Clinic will be available for your continued orthopedic care at its other locations. For appointments call 5263236 or 850-229-1177 If you would like copies of records you can contact the TOC of ce at 877-8174 or Tallahassee Orthopedic Clinic, 3334 Capital Medical Blvd., Suite 400, Tallahassee, FL. 32308.Star Staff ReportThe GFWC Wewahitchka Womans Club, Inc., will be holding an auction at 9 a.m. CT on Saturday, Oct. 27, at Lake Alice Park. Items are needed for this auction. If you have anything that you would like to donate to the auction, we will take almost anything, and will pick up the item(s). The Club is also selling tickets for Desserts for a Year. Tickets are $5 each and the winner will receive a homemade dessert made by members of the Club each month for a year. Drawing for the Desserts for a Year will be done during the upcoming auction. If you would like to donate any items or purchase tickets for the Desserts for a Year, please call either Patty Fisher at 639-9794 or Dianne Semmes at 6395345/227-6425. All proceeds from these projects will go to scholarships for students at Wewahitchka High School, as well as various projects to help support our community. Star Staff ReportThe annual Noma Community Reunion will be held in the Noma Town Hall building on Saturday, Sept. 1. The town hall will open at 10 a.m. and lunch will be served at noon CT. All past and present residents and their friends are cordially invited to attend. People planning to attend are asked to bring a wellfilled basket of their favorite dishes. Also, please bring tea, if that is the beverage you prefer. Soft drinks, ice, cups, plates and eating utensils will be furnished. This gathering, held on the Saturday before Labor Day, strengthens the bonds of friendship and lets us relive memories of the past, renew our ties with the land that once nourished us and walk among the graves of our dear departed kinsmen. Anyone desiring additional information is urged to contact Ludine Riddle at 974-8438.Caterpillars and ornamentals ROY LEE CARTERCounty extension director Girls donate to Locks of LoveSenior citizens need your help 2012 ANNUAL NOMA COMMUNITY REUNION WEWAHITCHKA WOMANS CLUB AUCTIONTOC of ce in Port St. Joe closing

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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 School NewsSpecial to The StarFaith Christian School will be holding its third annual Labor Day Yard Sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET on Friday, Aug. 31 and 8 a.m. until noon ET on Saturday, Sept. 1. The school campus is at 801 Twentieth Street in Port St. Joe. This is a huge event for the school. Clothes, kitchen items, house wares, home decor, books, furniture, exercise equipment, toys and MORE!! Donations are always welcome (tax receipts upon request). Call 2296707 to schedule a pick up.Special to The StarGulf Coast State College is hosting two information sessions at 10 a.m. CT and 6 p.m. CT on Thursday, Sept. 27 to provide the community more information on training the school offers in conjunction with Career Step, a leading online healthcare school. The training programs prepare students for careers in medical coding and billing, medical transcription and medical administrative assisting. For a limited time, new students can also get a free laptop or 10 percent off their tuition when they enroll in one of these programs. Healthcare is one of the few industries relatively unaffected by the economic downturn of the last several years. The industry as a whole is expected to generate 3.5 million new jobs between 2010 and 2020, and the individual career elds represented by the training programs are also expected to show signi cant job growth. The U.S. Department of Labor projects that the number of new jobs in medical coding and billing will grow by 21 percent and those in medical transcription will increase by 6 percent. Medical administrative assistant opportunities are expected to grow even more with a projected 41 percent increase by 2020. The Career Step curriculum, which Gulf Coast State College is offering through Continuing Education, provides the opportunity to train online for these growing career elds. The programs incorporate feedback from employers to ensure graduates have the skills needed to excel in the workforce, and speci c industry associations have also evaluated the programsfor example, the Career Step Medical Coding and Billing program is approved by the American Health Information Management Association, a leading coding association and certi cation body. In addition, students also receive extensive support to help turn their education into a job. The job-focused training in these growing career elds makes these programs an excellent choice for those looking to train relatively quickly for a new career. The September 27 information sessions hosted by Gulf Coast State College will provide more information on these job opportunities, the online training programs, and the free laptop/tuition discount offer. The information sessions will be held in the Gibson Lecture Hall, Student Union East on the Gulf Coast State College campus at 5230 West US Highway 98 in Panama City. For more details on the sessions or training programs, please visit CareerStep.com/gulfcoast or contact Sherrie Lock at 850-872-3823.About Career StepCareer Step, a leading online school, focuses on helping students quickly gain the career skills they need to succeed in rapidly growing industries. With 20 years of experience, the school has trained over 70,000 students in the United States and internationally, and offers programs in the allied health, administrative services, and technology industries. Career Steps training programs are offered entirely online, and the school is committed to helping each enrolling student graduate and successfully transition to a rewarding career.Star Staff ReportGulf County District Schools formally dedicated the new covered play area at Wewahitchka Elementary School in the name of the late Bryan Baxley. The dedication last Thursday was attended by members of the Gulf County School Board, WES faculty and staff, Superintendent of Schools Jim Norton and family and friends of Baxley, who passed away last year after a courageous battle with cancer. The Bryan Baxley Building is a 10,000 square foot facility that includes a full basketball court, restrooms, coachs of ce, storage for equipment, fans, heater, built-in sound system, built-in padded benches and side curtains to slide closed during inclement weather. Also housed in the new facility are two handcrafted cedar benches dedicated in Baxleys memory by the National Honor Society and Student Government Association at Wewahitchka High School. Baxley was an elementary school physical education teacher and coach from 1975 to 2003. During the dedication ceremony, a bronze plaque was unveiled by Baxleys wife, Debbie, principal at WHS, and son that will serve as a reminder of his dedication to his students.Port St. Joe Elementary School Front Row: Skylar Clayton, Desirae Causey,Evan Young, Leila Smith, Donovan Miniat Back Row: Tad Russell, Shakeria Rolax, Lyndsey Butler, Dianara AngelSpecial to The StarAs mandated by law Gulf School District is accountable for reporting changes to the Student Progression Plan, the Code of Conduct, retained by grade and FCAT assessment results. Changes can be mandated by law or recommended by schools, the student progression committee, or the district. Changes for 2012-2013 are minimal when compared to previous years. House Bill 7059 Academically Challenging Curriculum to Enhance Learning (ACCEL) provides options for the student in K-12 to progress more quickly by engaging in an academic curriculum which surpasses the curriculum for the students current grade. To participate a student must meet requirements in regard to GPA, attendance, state assessment scores, conduct, and teacher recommendation. The bill also provides seniors a seventh semester option to graduate prior to their class graduating, if they have completed all required courses and have 24 credits, passed state required assessments and have a minimum of a 2.0 GPA. This is different from the 18 credit routes which require the students to complete all required credits in 3 years. The committee removed the requirement for middle school students to pass reading, since the state only requires passing the four core courses in grades 6-8. It has been determined that students who pass the core courses are pro cient readers. Transfer students who have credit in Algebra I, Biology or Geometry will not take Floridas EOC, if they have achieved a passing score on a like assessment whether standardized nationally or within the state from which the student comes. Credit recovery courses may only be used for credit recovery, grade forgiveness or remediation for students needing to prepare for EOC assessment retake. These courses are not bound by Florida Statute requiring 135 hours. There were no changes to the Code of Conduct, but parents and students are encouraged to access it on the districts website and be very familiar with expectations for behavior that promotes a positive learning environment. FCAT reading data for grades 3-10 are reported county-wide by number and percent for Levels 1 and 2: Grade 3 Level 128 (22 percent), Level 2-61 (48 percent); Grade 4 Level 127 (19 percent), Level 260 (42 percent); Grade 5 Level 116 (11 percent), Level 254 (38 percent); Grade 6 Level 1 29 (19 percent), Level 2-34 (22 percent); Grade 7 Level 1 22 (15 percent), Level 2 (32 percent); Grade 8 Level 128 (18 percent), Level 260 (38 percent); Grade 9 Level 1 34 (22 percent), Level 2 56 (36 percent); Grade 10 Level 1 35 (28 percent), Level 274 (59 percent). Third grade Promotion for Good Cause: Alternate Assessment 3; Portfolio 4; ESE 7; Other1. For more information about your childs school, you may access the Florida Department of Education at www. doe.org (School Grade) or the districts webpage via www.gulf. k12. .us. Look under documents for the Student Progression Plan, Code of Conduct, the Title I Parent Involvement Plan, School Improvement Plans and other documents of interest. The School Public Accountability Report will be available on the districts webpage as well as at each school upon request.Gulf County school district newsDistrict dedicates WES covered play area for Bryan Baxley The Lions Tale WewahitchkaElementary School DAZZLING DOLPHINS The Lions TALEGCSC to host information sessions on job training in healthcare

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FAITHPage B4 www.starfl.com 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 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 WednesdayDinner.5:00 6:00 pm AWANA.6:00 7:30 pm Surrender Student Ministry6:15 7:30 pm Prayer/Bible Study.6:30 7:30 pm Read the Bible for Life Class6:15 7:30 pm Nursery..6:00 7:30 pm This business invites you to visit the church of your choice this week.Maudie Sherrell (Purswell) Roberts, 75, of Crestview, formerly of Wewahitchka, passed away Friday, August 24, 2012 in a Niceville hospital. She was a homemaker and enjoyed gospel music, her family, and owers. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ronald C. Roberts; her son Phillip Ray Roberts; her dad and mom, James Roscoe and Mazie Purswell, her granddaughter, Marie Martin, and her sister, Helen Yvonne Purswell. Survivors include her children, Ken Roberts (Annette) of Stockbridge, GA, Bruce Roberts (Dawn) of Temple, GA, Eric Roberts (Jean) of Honolulu, HI, Jerry Roberts, Linda Roberts, and Mark Roberts (Linda), all of Crestview; 17 grandchildren; 35 greatgrandchildren; and her brothers and sisters, Audrey King of Panama City, Mary Chason of Wewahitchka, Elaine Davidson (Bobby) of Carthage, NC, Jennell Pitts of Kinard, Jim Purswell of Wewahitchka, Joe Mac Purswell (Linda) of Wewahitchka, David Purswell (Barbara) of Kinard, Janice Lyles (Carlton) of Panama City, Faye Causey (Roy) of White City, and Carol Thomas of Lakeland. The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. CDT Monday, August 27, 2012 at Glad Tidings Assembly of God Church with interment following in August 26, 2012 in Roberts Cemetery. All services are under the direction of the Comforter Funeral Home.Maudie Sherrell (Purswell) RobertsMr. Paul R. Summerlot went to be with the Lord on August 25, 2012. He was preceded in death by the love of his life and rst wife, Barbara Summerlot; his parents John and Maggie Summerlot; and 10 siblings. He is survived by his wife, Mary Summerlot of Port St Joe, FL; son Terry and Diane Summerlot, of Port St Joe, FL; son Bobby Hayes, of Port St Joe, FL; daughter Patricia and Jim Murnan, of Port St Joe, FL; 10 grandchildren; six greatgrandchildren; one brother Don Summerlot, of Gosport, IN; a host of nieces and nephews; and special friends Marsha, Joshua, and Kristen Posey, Melody, Robert, and MaKayla Woodham. Mr. Summerlot served his country as a Petty Of cer in the Navy for 4 years and was a veteran of WWII. After his service he was employed with Chrysler in Indiana for 27 years before retiring and moving to Port St Joe, FL. Visitation was held 5-8 p.m. ET on Sunday, August 26, 2012 at Highland View Assembly of God Church. Burial will be in Clay Co., Indiana. In lieu of owers, Mr. Summerlot requested that donations be made to the St. Joseph Bay Humane Society. Local services are under the direction of the Comforter Funeral Home.Paul SummerlotMr. John Walker (J.W.) Marshall, age 66, of Altha, FL passed away Monday, August 20, 2012 at his home. J.W. was born on January 20, 1946 in Clarksville, FL and lived in LaGrange, GA for several years before moving to Altha. He was retired from the Apalachicola Northern Railroad after 28 years of service. Survivors include his wife, JoAnn Marshall of Altha, FL; two sons, John R. Marshall of LaGrange, GA and Michael A. Marshall and his wife Pamela of Altha, FL; a grandsons raised by J.W. and JoAnn, Joshua D. Marshall, of LaGrange, GA; one daughter, Mary Y. Taylor and her husband Troy of Howard Lake, MN; three sisters, Mary Summerlot and her husband Paul of Port St. Joe, FL, Barbara Gates and her husband Frank of Blountstown, FL and Mae Porter and her husband Marty of Bristol, FL; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. CT on Thursday, August 23, 2012 from Peavy Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Michael Morris of ciating. Interment followed in Page Pond Cemetery in Altha, FL. The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. CT on Wednesday, August 22, 2012 at Peavy Funeral Home. All arrangements under the direction of Marlon Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown, FL.John Walker (J.W.) MarshallMrs. Penny Marie Tidwell Hatcher of Wewahitchka, Florida, formerly of Westville, Florida, passed away Sunday, August 19, 2012. She was 50. Funeral services were 2 p.m. CT on Thursday, August 23, 2012 in the chapel of Sorrells Funeral Home in Geneva with Rev. Uvonne Carroll of ciating. The family received friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. CT on Wednesday, August 22, 2012. Burial was followed at 11:30 a.m. CT on Friday at Roberts Cemetery in Wewahitchka. A visitation was held at the First Baptist Church in Wewahitchka from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Friday before the family departed for the graveside. Penny was born February 12, 1962 in Geneva County, Alabama. She loved to sh and worked as a cashier at Richs IGA in Wewahitchka for a number of years. She loved people and all of her customers were very special to her. She was of Baptist faith. Her father, Alfred Monroe Tidwell, and her husband, William Ralph Hatcher preceded her in death. Survivors include her mother, Gladys Tidwell; one brother and sister-in-law, William E and Coreena Tidwell; two special nephews, Chad Alan and Jason Michael Tidwell, all of Westville; other extended family and friends.Penny Marie Tidwell HatcherPeggy Sue Lewis Hammond, of Port St Joe, passed away August 22, 2012. She was survived by her son James A. Padgett III; her daughter Natalie M. Franks; and her grandson James A. Padgett IV. We love you mom! A Memorial was held at 10 a.m. ET on August 27, 2012 at the Highland View Church of God. Services were provided by Comforter Funeral Home.Peggy Sue Lewis Hammond ObituariesThursday, August 30, 2012Mary Harvey Wall, 85, of Port St. Joe, Florida and Screven, Georgia, died August 27, 2012. She was born and raised in Wayne County, Georgia and in 1945 moved to Port St. Joe, Florida where she and husband, Charles Wall, raised their family and for the past couple of years she enjoyed being back in Wayne County with so many of her relatives. She was a member and served on the Altar Guild of St. James Episcopal Church in Port St, Joe, Florida. She was a retired bookkeeper and Administrative Assistant for Raf eld Fisheries for 45 years and enjoyed being grandmother and Mar-Mar to her great grandchildren. She was active with several bridge groups and enjoyed participating in every school sport her children and grandchildren were involved in. She was predeceased by her husband of 57 years, Charles R. Wall, parents, Emmett and Nevvie Harvey; three brothers, Rufus Harvey, Jerone Harvey and Victor Harvey; four sisters, Connie Harris, Mada Nichols, Lois Collins and Monnie Odom. Survivors are two sons and daughters-in-law, Dan and Pam Wall of Tallahassee, Florida, Bill and Rosmari Wall of Columbus, Georgia; a daughter and son-inlaw, Brenda W. and Mike Purvis of Jesup, Georgia; four grandchildren, Robert Arnold and wife, Kristy of Screven, Ga, Katie Wall of Tallahassee, Fla., Danielle W. Fuzi and husband, Jeremy of Oauha Hawaii, and Taylor Wall of Columbus; two step-grandchildren, Michael and Travis Purvis; three great-grandchildren, Kayle and Karson Arnold, Caleb Dexter; a sister-in-law, Bertha Harvey. Funeral services were held 11 a.m. Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Stanley Todd and Rev. Tucker Lewis of ciating. Interment was in the Screven City Cemetery. Visitation was held 10 to 11 a.m. prior to services at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to St. James Episcopal Church, 800 22nd Street, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456 or Hospice of South Georgia Building Fund, 1625 Sunset Blvd., Jesup, Georgia, 31545. Please sign the online guestbook at www.rinehartandsons. com. Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home of Jesup, Ga. is in charge of arrangements. Mary Harvey Wall MARY HARVEY WALL

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LocalThe Star| B5Thursday, August 30, 2012 For Questions about Fair Housing, Equal Employment Opportunities and/or Section 504 procedures regarding The Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact the City of Connie Parrish @ (850) 639-2605The City of Wewahitchka, FL abides by and enforcesFair Housing, EEO & ADA laws and guidelines. 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 much longer the rst move was. I know of the history of the service since its location in the old Masonic Building on Reid Avenue. I think the late C. G. Costin told me he had the building constructed to put the ofce in, moving it from their store on Hwy 98. The Masonic owned the rst permanent brick building the post ofce was located on Reid Ave. Henry Drake was the postmaster and worked the ofce along with his wife and Mrs. Verna Smith. In the 50s, the Drakes retired and the ofce was headed up with the rst female postmistress, Pearl Brown. A few years later the late Chauncey Costin became postmaster. Copied also from The Star, in April 1938, was Our Postmaster, who is a property owner and is deeply interested in the future development of this city, was at one time an outstanding player on the PSJ baseball team, and many were the games won by his ability as a pitcher.We love our baseballThe A.N.R.R., being the largest employer in town could always nd a few pennies to pay a good ballplayer. Thats how the late H.A. Drake, Ralph Swatts and George Suber, Sr., came to this area. They were good ballplayers and all started out with the railroad. Drake may have worked for the postal service, but before that, he was a ball playing railroader, with emphasis on ballplayer. Back before the paper mill came here, Port St. Joe sat right in the middle of the class D semi-pro league, which fed players to the competitive Sally league teams of Birmingham, Macon, Atlanta and Charlotte. The class D league was made up of Panama City, Pensacola, Tallahassee and Dothan. A player from here, Lefty Thomason, a pitcher, went to Dothan. Several players went even farther in the big league chain, later on. Port St. Joe had to play those class D teams, or they would nd no opponents. The city league, named The Saints, did very well, especially after World War II. Built around our own Leonard Belin, who had gone to the Phillies but a war injury kept him from going back, the team was the perennial Gulf Coast League champs. They rode the pitching of Lefty Thomason and the home run hitting of Leonard Belin to championship after championship. Other than these two, there were: pitchers, Terry Hinote and Cliff Robbins; catcher, Bert Cox; rst baseman, Belin; second baseman, Marion Craig; shortstop, Frank Hannon, third base, Tommy Mitchell; left eld, Fish Herring: center eld, Alton Dendy; and right eld, Dallas Weeks. The manger was Richard Porter. The Black community had their own team at the time. They featured Nathan Peters, Sr. on posters, as their premier homerun hitter. The Buie brothers played on those old Gulf Coast Sluggers teams, along with Phelma Oats. One story that I came across was written like this, One Sunday afternoon, a bunch of us boys were throwing the baseball around on the diamond and a group of the Sluggers wandered in to practice and started playing with us boys. Phelma got to pitching batting practice for us and had all us boys bailing out with his curveball starting on a trajectory straight for our body, then would curve and come straight over the plate. We couldnt see how anyone who played the Sluggers could ever hit that curve ball. Phelma wasnt (and isnt) any bigger than a short toothpick but he could chunk that baseball. Peters is dead now, and Phelma could always be seen operating a steam presser at Driesbachs dry cleaners. A love of historyHenry Drake loved history and wrote many stories about our town; my favorite was the The Rise and Fall of Old St. Joseph, his version of the history of the ancient city 1812-1854 and the ensuing dormancy of the area prior to 1910, when the new town of Port Saint Joe was established. That copy can be found in The Star, Feb. 26, 1998. Looking back on my photos and papers on the Drakes, Guy Tucker, Jr. shared many of his stories of how Henry Drake and Guy Tucker, Sr. knew each other. Guy, Sr. was killed while working in the railroad and Henry took it upon himself to help Tuckers wife deal with the lawyers and the railroad. Guy, Jr. spent a lot of summers with the Drakes, his emails were written to me in 2004. After retiring from the Postal Service, Henry and his wife Minnie moved to Atlanta, Georgia. He died in Tallahassee, Florida in September 1979. JOB FAIR from page A1cover letters and more prior to the job fair. For information on future Career Training events, please contact the Goodwill Industries of Port St. Joe at 229-1213. Goodwill IndustriesBig Bend, Inc. is a 501(c) 3 nonprot with a mission to provide job training, education and employment to people with disabilities and other barriers to employment, helping them to reach their fullest potential in supporting themselves and their families. Goodwill also provides barrierfree apartment complexes in which people with disabilities can live independently. VOLUNTEER from page B1to person. The classes are sponsored by individuals and businesses in the community, and by the Tapper Foundation and Port St. Joe Capacity Building Fund. There is no cost to the school or the volunteer. Junior Achievement of NW FL is a non-prot, educational organization dedicated to teaching students K-12 about entrepreneurship, personal nance, and work readiness skills. We provide 13 classes at the 5th, 8th, and high school levels in Port St. Joe, and 6 classes at the 8th and high school levels in Wewahitchka. For information about volunteering for fall or spring classes, please contact: Jackie Brooks at jabay@knology.net or call at 624-0524. Are you interested in making a difference in someones life? Covenant Hospice is in need of volunteers in Gulf County. Covenant Hospice provides a special kind of caring for persons with life-limiting illnesses, their families and loved ones. We offer many volunteer opportunities for all ages, to t into any schedule. Our volunteers are the heart of the Covenant Hospice team. They receive free specialized training to provide companionship and support to patients and families, or to assist with fundraising, administrative support, and community outreach. If you, your church, or organization, would be interested in becoming a part of our Covenant Hospice team, please call Shelley Frazier, Volunteer Services Manager at 785-3040. We would be happy to bring the training to you. Abused and neglected children need a voice in court. There are currently several children without volunteer advocate representation in Gulf County. The 14th Circuit Guardian Ad Litem Program wants these children spoken for. Be a strong, dependable voice, appointed by the court, to support these children. Training classes are starting in August. Please call 747-5180 for more information and an application. Volunteers are needed to assist greeting guests and doing ofce duties at the St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge ofce in Apalachicola. Introduce visitors to displays and information about St. Vincent Island. Call 653-8808 and ask for Charlotte if you can help on Mondays and/or Wednesdays. Able-bodied volunteers are needed to help with outdoor work on St. Vincent Island. You need to be able to tolerate heat and sweat, but the island and wildlife are amazing. Call Shelley at 527-8535 if you can help on the island. VETERANS from page B1branches of the military and defended the country in WWII and the Korean conict, he added. The dedication ceremony took place at 9 a.m. at the forestry re tower about ve miles west of the Bay-Gulf County line on Veterans Parkway. PortSt.JoeHigh Schools Junior Reserve Ofcers Training Corps led the beginning of the ceremony in the Pledge of Allegiance and national anthem. One of the new signs was unveiled at the ceremony. Im excited that so many like-minded people wanted to get on board with it, Mills said. Im very, very pleased. Members of veterans groups and organizations were present to show their support. Were ghting for the Vietnam veterans, said Vietnam veteran Harry Paul. We never had Wounded Warriors or got applause when we came back from Vietnam. Vietnam veterans have not gotten much recognition at all, but they are getting it now, he said, referring to the name change and dedication ceremony. Current service members are doing a wonderful job for the country, the active member of Veterans of Foreign Wars (VWF) in Port St Joe added. Joe Paul, VWF member in Wewahitchka, said the name change allows all service members to be recognized for protecting the nation and keeping it one nation under God. The freedoms here are important to us, said Joe Paul, who is not related to Harry Paul. State Rep. Jimmy Patronis, R-Panama City, was the main speaker at the ceremony. We did the right thing and they appreciate it, Patronis said. What a compliment that is to this area. Northwest Florida has the largest retired veteran population in Florida, he added. The ceremony attracted more than a hundred supporters, many of whom were veterans. For Bob Shipman, veteran support for veteran recognition is strong and important, but varies. There are a lot of veterans that wont come forward, some of them dont like to group, some have post-traumatic stress syndrome, Shipman said, but this makes you feel better that people recognize veterans as people to be appreciated. Shipman fought in Vietnam in 1965, 1968, 1970 and 1971. The dedication ceremony and name change is not the result of or linked to the recent road repairs in Bay County on Veterans Parkway, ofcials stated. PHOTOS COURTESY B EVERLY MOUNT-DOUd D SThe Drakes rst home in Port St. Joe. Henry Drake, portrait in 1927. Minnie Ola Reed Drake, portrait date unknown. PIONEERS from page B1

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LocalThe Star| B7Thursday, August 30, 2012 assessed as provided in paragraph (5), an assessment may not increase if the just value of the property is less than the just value of the property on the preceding January 1. (2)AnNo assessment may notshall exceed just value. (3) After aany change of ownership, as provided by general law, homestead property shall be assessed at just value as of January 1 of the following year, unless the provisions of paragraph (8) apply. Thereafter, the homestead shall be assessed as provided in this subsection. (4) New homestead property shall be assessed at just value as of January11st of the year following the establishment of the homestead, unless the provisions of paragraph (8) apply. That assessment shall only changeonly as provided in this subsection. (5) Changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to homestead property shall be assessed as provided for by general law.; provided However, after the adjustment for any change, addition, reduction, or improvement, the property shall be assessed as provided in this subsection. (6) In the event of a termination of homestead status, the property shall be assessed as provided by general law. (7) The provisions of this subsectionamendment are severable. If a provision any of the provisions of this subsection is amendment shall be held unconstitutional by aany court of competent jurisdiction, the decision ofthesuch court doesshall not affect or impair any remaining provisions of this subsectionamendment. (8)a. A person who establishes a new homestead as of January 1, 2009, or January 1 of any subsequent year and who has received a homestead exemption pursuant to Section 6 of this Article as of January 1 of either of the 2 two years immediately preceding the establishment of athe new homestead is entitled to have the new homestead assessed at less than just value. If this revision is approved in January of 2008, a person who establishes a new homestead as of January 1, 2008, is entitled to have the new homestead assessed at less than just value only if that person received a homestead exemption on January 1, 2007. The assessed value of the newly established homestead shall be determined as follows: 1. If the just value of the new homestead is greater than or equal to the just value of the prior homestead as of January 1 of the year in which the prior homestead was abandoned, the assessed value of the new homestead shall be the just value of the new homestead minus an amount equal to the lesser of $500,000 or the difference between the just value and the assessed value of the prior homestead as of January 1 of the year in which the prior homestead was abandoned. Thereafter, the homestead shall be assessed as provided in this subsection. 2. If the just value of the new homestead is less than the just value of the prior homestead as of January 1 of the year in which the prior homestead was abandoned, the assessed value of the new homestead shall be equal to the just value of the new homestead divided by the just value of the prior homestead and multiplied by the assessed value of the prior homestead. However, if the difference between the just value of the new homestead and the assessed value of the new homestead calculated pursuant to this sub-subparagraph is greater than $500,000, the assessed value of the new homestead shall be increased so that the difference between the just value and the assessed value equals $500,000. Thereafter, the homestead shall be assessed as provided in this subsection. b.Bygenerallawandsubjecttoconditions therein,theleg islature shall provide for application of this paragraph to property owned by more than one person. (e) The legislature may, by general law, for assessment purposes and subject to the provisions of this subsection, allow counties and municipalities to authorize by ordinance that historic property may be assessed solely on the basis of character or use. Such character or use assessment shall apply only to the jurisdiction adopting the ordinance. The requirements for eligiblepropertiesmustbe bygenerallaw. (f) A county may, in the manner prescribed by general law, provide for a reduction in the assessed value of homestead property to the extent of any increase in the assessed value of that property which results from the construction or reconstruction of the property for the purpose of providing living quarters for one or more natural or adoptive grandparents or parents of the owner of the property or of the owners spouse if at least one of the grandparents or parents for whom the living quarters are provided is 62 years of age or older. Such a reduction may not exceed the lesser of the following: (1) The increase in assessed value resulting from construction or reconstruction of the property. (2) Twenty percent of the total assessed value of the property as improved. (g) For all levies other than school district levies, assessments of residentialrealproperty,as bygenerallaw,whichcontainsnine units or fewer and which is not subject to the assessment limitations set forth in subsections (a) through (d) shall change only as provided in this subsection. (1) Assessments subject to this subsection shall be changed annually on the date of assessment provided by law. However,; but those changes in assessmentsmayshall not exceed 5ten percent (10%) of the assessment for the prior year. The legislature may provide by general law that, except for changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to property assessed as provided in paragraph (4), an assessment may not increase if the just value of the property is less than the just value of the property on the preceding date of assessment provided by law. (2)AnNo assessment may notshall exceed just value. (3)Afterachangeofownershiporcontrol,as bygenerallaw, including any change of ownership of a legal entity that owns the property, such property shall be assessed at just value as of the next assessment date. Thereafter, such property shall be assessed as provided in this subsection. (4) Changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to such property shall be assessed as provided for by general law.; However, after the adjustment for any change, addition, reduction, or improvement, the property shall be assessed as provided in this subsection. (h) For all levies other than school district levies, assessments of real property that is not subject to the assessment limitations set forth in subsections (a) through (d) and (g) shall change only as provided in this subsection. (1) Assessments subject to this subsection shall be changed annually on the date of assessment provided by law. However,;but those changes in assessmentsmayshall not exceed 5ten percent (10%) of the assessment for the prior year. The legislature may provide by general law that, except for changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to property assessed as provided in paragraph (5), an assessment may not increase if the just value of the property is less than the just value of the property on the preceding date of assessment provided by law. (2)AnNo assessment may notshall exceed just value. (3) The legislature must provide that such property shall be assessed at just value as of the next assessment date after a qualifying improvement,as bygenerallaw,ismadetosuchproperty.Thereafter,such property shall be assessed as provided in this subsection. (4) The legislature may provide that such property shall be assessed at just value as of the next assessment date after a change of ownership or control,as bygenerallaw,includinganychangeofownershipof the legal entity that owns the property. Thereafter, such property shall be assessed as provided in this subsection. (5) Changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to such property shall be assessed as provided for by general law.; However, after the adjustment for any change, addition, reduction, or improvement, the property shall be assessed as provided in this subsection. (i)Thelegislature,bygenerallawandsubjecttoconditions therein, may prohibit the consideration of the following in the determination of the assessed value of real property used for residential purposes: (1) Any change or improvement made for the purpose of improving the propertys resistance to wind damage. (2) The installation of a renewable energy source device. (j)(1) The assessment of the following working waterfront properties shall be based upon the current use of the property: a.Landusedpredominantlyforcommercial purposes. b. Land that is accessible to the public and used for vessel launches into waters that are navigable. c. Marinas and drystacks that are open to the public. d.Water-dependentmarinemanufacturingfacilities,commercial ing facilities, and marine vessel construction and repair facilities and their support activities. (2)Theassessment providedbythissubsectionissubjectto conditionsandlimitationsandreasonable as bythe legislature by general law. SECTION 6. Homestead exemptions. (a) Every person who has the legal or equitable title to real estate and maintains thereon the permanent residence of the owner, or another legally or naturally dependent upon the owner, shall be exempt from taxation thereon,exceptassessmentsforspecial uptotheassessedvalua tion of $25,000 thousanddollars and, for all levies other than school district levies, on the assessed valuation greater than $50,000 thousand dollars and up to $75,000 thousanddollars upon establishment of right thereto in the manner prescribed by law. The real estate may be held by legal or equitable title, by the entireties, jointly, in common, as a condominium, or indirectly by stock ownership or membership representing the owners or members proprietary interest in a corporation owning a fee or a leasehold initially in excess of 98ninety-eight years. The exemption shall not apply with respect to any assessment roll untilsuchrollis determinedtobeincompliancewiththeprovisions of Section 4 by a state agency designated by general law. This exemption is repealed on the effective date of any amendment to this Article which provides for the assessment of homestead property at less than just value. (b) Not more than one exemption shall be allowed any individual or family unit or with respect to any residential unit. No exemption shall exceed the value of the real estate assessable to the owner or, in case of ownership through stock or membership in a corporation, the value of the proportion which the interest in the corporation bears to the assessed value of the property. (c)Bygenerallawandsubjecttoconditions therein, the legislature may provide to renters, who are permanent residents, ad valorem tax relief on all ad valorem tax levies. Such ad valorem tax relief shall be in the form and amount established by general law. (d) The legislature may, by general law, allow counties or municipalities, for the purpose of their respective tax levies and subject to the provisions of general law, to grant an additional homestead tax exemption not exceeding $50,000 thousanddollars to any person who has the legal or equitable title to real estate and maintains thereon the permanent residence of the owner and who has attained age 65 and whose householdincome,as bygenerallaw,doesnotexceed $20,000 twenty thousand dollars The general law must allow counties and municipalities to grant this additional exemption, within the limits prescribed in this subsection, by ordinance adopted in the manner prescribed by general law, and must provide for the periodic adjustment of the income limitation prescribed in this subsection for changes in the cost of living. (e) Each veteran who is age 65 or older who is partially or totally permanently disabled shall receive a discount from the amount of the ad valorem tax otherwise owed on homestead property the veteran owns and resides in if the disability was combat related, the veteran was a resident of this state at the time of entering the military service of the United States, and the veteran was honorably discharged upon separation from military service. The discount shall be in a percentage equal to the percentage of the veterans permanent, service-connected disability as determined by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. To qualify for the discount granted by this subsection, an applicant must submit to the county property appraiser, by March 1, proof of residency at the time of entering military service,an letterfromtheUnitedStatesDepartmentofVeterans Affairs stating the percentage of the veterans service-connected disability andsuchevidencethatreasonably thedisabilityascombat related, and a copy of the veterans honorable discharge. If the property appraiser denies the request for a discount, the appraiser must notify the applicant in writing of the reasons for the denial, and the veteran may reapply. The legislature may, by general law, waive the annual application requirement in subsequent years. This subsection shall take effect December 7, 2006, is self-executing, and does not require implementing legislation. (f)Asprovidedbygenerallawandsubjecttoconditions therein, every person who establishes the right to receive the homestead exemption provided in subsection (a) within 1 year after purchasing the homestead property and who has not owned property in the previous 3 calendar years to which the homestead exemption provided in subsection (a) applied is entitled to an additional homestead exemption for all levies except school district levies. The additional exemption is an amount equal to 50 percent of the homestead propertys just value on January 1 of the year the homestead is established. The additional exemption may not exceed the median just value of all homestead property within the county where the property at issue is located for the calendar year immediately preceding January 1 of the year the homestead is established. The additional exemption shall apply for a period of 5 years or until the year the property is sold, whicheveroccurs Theamountoftheadditionalexemptionshallbe reduced in each subsequent year by an amount equal to 20 percent of the amount of the additional exemption received in the year the homestead was established or by an amount equal to the difference between the just value of the property and the assessed value of the property determined under Section 4(d), whichever is greater. Not more than one exemption provided under this subsection shall be allowed per homestead property at one time. The additional exemption applies to property purchased on or after January 1, 2011, if this amendment is approved at a special election held on the date of the 2012 presidential preference primary, or to property purchased on or after January 1, 2012, if this amendment is approved at the 2012 general election, but the additional exemption is not available in thesixthandsubsequentyearsafteritis received. ARTICLE XII SCHEDULE SECTION 27. Property tax exemptions and limitations on property tax assessments.The amendments to Sections 3, 4, and 6 of Article VII, providing a $25,000 exemption for tangible personal property, providing an additional $25,000 homestead exemption, authorizing transfer of theaccrued fromthelimitationsontheassessmentofhomestead property, and this section, if submitted to the electors of this state for approval or rejection at a special election authorized by law to be held on January 29, 2008, shall take effect upon approval by the electors and shall operate retroactively to January 1, 2008, or, if submitted to the electors of this state for approval or rejection at the next general election, shall take effect January 1 of the year following such general election. The amendments to Section 4 of Article VII creating subsections (f) and (g) of that section,creatingalimitationonannualassessmentincreasesfor realproperty,shalltakeeffectuponapprovaloftheelectorsandshall limit assessments beginning January 1, 2009, if approved at a special electionheldonJanuary29,2008,orshall limitassessmentsbeginning January 1, 2010, if approved at the general election held in November of 2008. Subsections (g)(f) and (h)(g) of Section 4 of Article VII, initially adopted as subsections (f) and (g), are repealed effective January 1, 2023 2019; however, the legislature shall by joint resolution propose an amendment abrogating the repeal of subsections (g)(f) and (h)(g) which shall be submitted to the electors of this state for approval or rejection at the general election of 20222018 and, if approved, shall take effect January 1, 20232019 SECTION 32. Property assessments.This section and the amendmentofSection4ofArticleVIIaddressinghomesteadand non homestead property having a declining just value and reducing the limit on the maximum annual increase in the assessed value of nonhomestead property, if submitted to the electors of this state for approval or rejection at a special election authorized by law to be held on the date of the 2012 presidential preference primary, shall take effect upon approval by the electors and shall operate retroactively to January 1, 2012, or, if submitted to the electors of this state for approval or rejection at the 2012 general election, shall take effect January 1, 2013. SECTION 33. Additional homestead exemption for owners of homestead property who recently have not owned homestead property. This section and the amendment to Section 6 of Article VII providing for an additional homestead exemption for owners of homestead property who have not owned homestead property during the 3 calendar years immediately preceding purchase of the current homestead property, if submitted to the electors of this state for approval or rejection at a special election authorized by law to be held on the date of the 2012 presidential preference primary, shall take effect upon approval by the electors and operate retroactively to January 1, 2012, and the additional homestead exemption shall be available for properties purchased on or after January 1, 2011, or if submitted to the electors of this state for approval or rejection at the 2012 general election, shall take effect January 1, 2013, and the additional homestead exemption shall be available for properties purchased on or after January 1, 2012. NO. 5 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE V, SECTIONS 2, 11, AND 12 (Legislative) Ballot Title: STATE COURTS. Ballot Summary: Proposing a revision of Article V of the State Constitution relating to the judiciary. The State Constitution authorizes the Supreme Court to adopt rules for the practice and procedure in all courts. The constitution further provides that a rule of court may be repealed by a general law enacted by a two-thirds vote of the membership of each house of the Legislature. This proposed constitutional revision eliminates the requirement that a general law repealing a court rule pass by a two-thirds vote of each house, thereby providing that the Legislature may repeal a rule of court by a general law approved by a majority vote of each house of the Legislature that expresses the policy behind the repeal. The court could readopt the rule in conformity with the public policy expressed by the Legislature, but if the Legislature determines that a rule has been readopted and repeals the readopted rule, this proposed revision prohibits the court from further readopting the repealed rule without the Legislatures prior approval. Under current law, rules of the judicial nominating commissions and the Judicial Commissionmayberepealedbygenerallawenactedbya majority vote of the membership of each house of the Legislature. Under this proposed revision, a vote to repeal those rules is changed to repeal by general law enacted by a majority vote of the legislators present. Under current law, the Governor appoints a justice of the Supreme Court from a list of nominees provided by a judicial nominating commission,andappointmentsbytheGovernorarenotsubjectto ThisrevisionrequiresSenate ofajusticeoftheSupreme Courtbeforetheappointeecantake IftheSenatevotesnotto theappointment,thejudicialnominatingcommissionmust reconvene and may not renominate any person whose prior appointment to thesamevacancywasnot bytheSenate.Forthepurposeof theSenatemaymeetatanytime.IftheSenatefailstovote on the appointment of a justice within 90 days, the justice will be deemed andwilltake TheJudicial Commissionisanindependentcommis sion created by the State Constitution to investigate and prosecute before the Florida Supreme Court alleged misconduct by a justice or judge. Currentlyundertheconstitution,commissionproceedingsare untilformalchargesare bytheinvestigativepanelofthecommission. Onceformalchargesare theformalchargesandallfurtherproceed ings of the commission are public. Currently, the constitution authorizes the House of Representatives to impeach a justice or judge. Further, the Speaker of the House of Representatives may request, and the Judicial Commissionmustmakeavailable,allinformationinthe commissions possession for use in deciding whether to impeach a justice or judge. This proposed revision requires the commission to make all of its availabletotheSpeakeroftheHouseofRepresentativesbutprovides thatsuch would remain duringanyinvestigationbythe House of Representatives and until such information is used in the pursuit of an impeachment of a justice or judge. This revision also removes the poweroftheGovernortorequest oftheJudicial Com mission to conform to a prior constitutional change. This revision also makes technical and clarifying additions and deletions relating to the selection of chief judges of a circuit and relating to theJudicial Commission,andmakesothernonsubstantive conforming and technical changes in the judicial article of the constitution. Full Text: ARTICLE V JUDICIARY SECTION 2. Administration; practice and procedure. (a) The supreme court shall adopt rules for the practice and procedure in all courts including the time for seeking appellate review, the administrative supervision of all courts, the transfer to the court having jurisdiction of any proceeding when the jurisdiction of another court has been improvidently invoked, and a requirement that no cause shall be dismissed because an improper remedy has been sought. The supreme court shall adopt rules to allow it the court and the district courts of appeal to submit questions relating to military law to the federal Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces for an advisory opinion. Rules of court may be repealed by general law that expresses the policy behind the repealenacted by two-thirds vote of the membership of each house of the legislature. The court may readopt the repealed rule only in conformity with the public policy expressed by the legislature. If the legislature determines that a rule has been readopted and repeals the readopted rule, the rule may not be readopted thereafter without prior approval of the legislature. (b) The chief justice of the supreme court shall be chosen by a majorityofthemembersofthecourt;shallbethechiefadministrative of the judicial system; and shall have the power to assign justices or judges, including consenting retired justices or judges, to temporary duty in any courtforwhichthejudgeis andtodelegatetoachiefjudgeofa judicial circuit the power to assign judges for duty in that circuit. (c) A chief judge for each district court of appeal shall be chosen by a majority of the judges thereof or, if there is no majority, by the chief justice. The chief judge shall be responsible for the administrative supervision of the court. (d) A chief judge in each circuit shall be chosen from among the circuit judges as provided by supreme court rule. The chief judge of a circuit shall be responsible for the administrative supervision of the circuit courts and county courts in thehis circuit. SECTION 11. Vacancies. (a)Wheneveravacancyoccursinajudicial towhichelection forretentionapplies,thegovernorshall thevacancybyappointingfor atermendingonthe Tuesdayafterthe MondayinJanuaryofthe year following the next general election occurring at least one year after the date of appointment, one of not fewer than three persons nor more than six persons nominated by the appropriate judicial nominating commission. (b)Thegovernorshall eachvacancyonacircuitcourtorona county court, wherein the judges are elected by a majority vote of the electors,byappointingforatermendingonthe Tuesdayafterthe Monday in January of the year following the next primary and general election occurring at least one year after the date of appointment, one of not fewer than three persons nor more than six persons nominated by the appropriate judicial nominating commission. An election shall be held to thatjudicial forthetermofthe beginningattheendofthe appointed term. (c) The nominations shall be made within thirty days from the occurrence of a vacancy unless the period is extended by the governor for a time not to exceed thirty days. The governor shall make the appointment within sixtydaysafterthenominationshavebeen tothegovernor. (d) Each appointment of a justice of the supreme court is subject to bythesenate.Thesenatemaysitforthepurposeof tion regardless of whether the house of representatives is in session or not. If the senate fails to vote on the appointment of a justice within 90 days, thejusticeshallbedeemed Ifthesenatevotestonot the appointment, the supreme court judicial nominating commission shall reconvene as though a new vacancy had occurred but may not renominate anypersonwhosepriorappointmentto thesamevacancywasnot bythesenate.Theappointmentofajusticeiseffectiveupon bythesenate. (e)(d) There shall be a separate judicial nominating commission as provided by general law for the supreme court, one for each district court of appeal, and one for each judicial circuit for all trial courts within the circuit. Uniform rules of procedure shall be established by the judicial nominating commissions at each level of the court system. Such rules, or any part thereof, may be repealed by general law enacted by a majority vote of the membership of each house of the legislature, or by the supreme court, justicesconcurring.Exceptfordeliberationsofthejudicial nominating commissions, the proceedings of the commissions and their records shall be open to the public. SECTION 12. Discipline; removal and retirement. (a) JUDICIAL QUALIFICATIONS COMMISSION.A judicial commissioniscreated. (1)Thereshallbeajudicial commissionvestedwith jurisdiction to investigate and recommend to the Supreme Court of Florida theremovalfrom ofanyjusticeorjudgewhoseconduct,duringterm of orotherwise, occurring on or after November 1, 1966, (without regard to the effective date of this section) demonstratesapresent tohold andtoinvestigateandrecommendthedisciplineofajustice orjudgewhoseconduct,duringtermof orotherwise occurring on or after November 1, 1966 (without regard to the effective date of this section), warrants such discipline. For purposes of this section, discipline is asanyorallofthefollowing:reprimand, suspensionwithor without pay, or lawyer discipline. The commission shall have jurisdiction over justices and judges regarding allegations that misconduct occurred before or during service as a justice or judge if a complaint is made no later than one year following service as a justice or judge. The commission shall have jurisdiction regarding allegations of incapacity during service as a justice or judge. The commission shall be composed of: a. Two judges of district courts of appeal selected by the judges of those courts, two circuit judges selected by the judges of the circuit courts and two judges of county courts selected by the judges of those courts; b. Four electors who reside in the state, who are members of the bar of Florida, and who shall be chosen by the governing body of the bar of Florida; and c. Five electors who reside in the state, who have never held judicial orbeenmembersofthebarofFlorida,andwhoshallbeappointed by the governor. (2)Themembersofthejudicial commissionshall serve staggered terms, not to exceed six years, as prescribed by general law. No member of the commission except a judge shall be eligible for statejudicial whileactingasamemberofthecommissionandfora period of two years thereafter. No member of the commission shall hold inapoliticalpartyorparticipateinanycampaignforjudicial orholdpublic providedthatajudgemaycampaignforjudicialof andholdthat Thecommissionshallelectoneofitsmembersas its chairperson. (3)Membersofthejudicial commissionnotsubjectto impeachment shall be subject to removal from the commission pursuant to the provisions of Article IV, Section 7, Florida Constitution. (4) The commission shall adopt rules regulating its proceedings, the ofvacanciesbytheappointingauthorities,the of members, the rotation of members between the panels, and the temporary replacementof orincapacitatedmembers.Thecommissions rules, or any part thereof, may be repealed by general law enacted by a majority vote of the membership of each house of the legislature, or by the supremecourt, justicesconcurring.Thecommissionshallhavepower toissuesubpoenas.Untilformalchargesagainstajusticeorjudgeare by the investigative panel with the clerk of the supreme court of Florida all proceedingsbyorbeforethecommissionshallbe provided, however,upona ofprobablecauseandthe bytheinvestiga tive panel with said clerk of such formal charges against a justice or judge such charges and all further proceedings before the commission shall be public. (5) The commission shall have access to all information from all executive, legislative and judicial agencies, including grand juries, subject to the rules of the commission. At any time, on request of the speaker of the house of representatives or the governor, the commission shall make availableto the house of representatives all information in the possession of the commission, whichinformationshallremain duringany investigation and until such information is used in the pursuit for use in consideration of impeachment or suspension, respectively. (b) PANELS.The commission shall be divided into an investigative panel and a hearing panel as established by rule of the commission. The investigative panel is vested with the jurisdiction to receive or initiate complaints, conduct investigations, dismiss complaints, and upon a vote of a simple majority of the panel submit formal charges to the hearing panel. The hearing panel is vested with the authority to receive and hear formal charges from the investigative panel and upon a two-thirds vote of the panel recommend to the supreme court the removal of a justice or judge or the involuntary retirement of a justice or judge for any permanent disability that seriously interferes with the performance of judicial duties. Upon a simple majority vote of the membership of the hearing panel, the panel may recommend to the supreme court that the justice or judge be subject to appropriate discipline. (c) SUPREME COURT.The supreme court shall receive recommendationsfromthejudicial commissionshearingpanel. (1) The supreme court may accept, reject, or modify in whole or in partthe conclusions,andrecommendationsofthecommission and it may order that the justice or judge be subjected to appropriate discipline,orberemovedfrom withterminationofcompensationfor willful or persistent failure to perform judicial duties or for other conduct unbecomingamemberofthejudiciarydemonstratingapresent tohold orbeinvoluntarilyretiredforanypermanentdisabilitythat seriouslyinterfereswiththeperformanceofjudicialduties. scienter or moral turpitude on the part of a justice or judge shall not be requiredforremovalfrom ofajusticeorjudgewhoseconduct demonstratesapresent tohold Afterthe ofaformal proceeding and upon request of the investigative panel, the supreme court maysuspendthejusticeorjudgefrom withorwithoutcompensa tion,pending determinationoftheinquiry. (2) The supreme court may award costs to the prevailing party. (d)REMOVAL POWER.The power of removal conferred by this section shall be both alternative and cumulative to the power of impeachment. (e)PROCEEDINGS INVOLVING SUPREME COURT JUSTICE. Notwithstanding any of the foregoing provisions of this section, if the

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LocalB8 | The Star Thursday, August 30, 2012 cations commission is a justice of the supreme court of Florida all justices of such such court with respect to all proceedings therein concerning such person and the supreme court for such purposes shall be composed of a panel consisting of the seven chief judges of the judicial circuits of the state of Florida purposes of determining seniority of such circuit judges in the event there be judges of udges from the he panel, the next most senior chief circuit judge or judges shall serve in place of his he ef date of this article shall continue in effect until superseded in the manner the commission consistent with it: eet the by the rules of the commission provided that no member shall vote as a cations commission shall expire upon the effective date of the amendments to this section approved by the legislature during the regular session following staggered terms: s ts of appeal gh h Selection of members by district courts of appeal judges, circuit judges, and county court judges, shall be by no less than a majority of members by the board of governors of the bar of Florida shall be by no i The commission shall be entitled to recover the costs of investihe supreme jk expenses or transportation and per diem allowance as provided by general NO. 6 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE I, SECTION 28 (Legislative) Ballot Title: Ballot Summary: This proposed amendment provides that public funds rage a physical disorder, physical injury, or physical illness that would place her in danger of death unless an abortion is performed, or a case of rape This proposed amendment provides that the State Constitution may not be interpreted to create broader rights to an abortion than those contained amendment overrules court decisions which conclude that the right of Full Text: uc (a) Public funds may not be expended for any abortion or for healthnot apply to: condition caused by or arising from the pregnancy itself, which would, h unless an (b) This constitution may not be interpreted to create broader rights to an abortion than those contained in the United States Consti NO. 8 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE I, SECTION 3 (Legislative) Ballot Title: Ballot Summary: Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution proof religious deleting the prohibition against using revenues from the public treasury directly or indirectly in aid of any church, sect, or religious denomination Full Text: the establishment of religion or prohibiting or penalizing the free exercise tent with Except to the extent required by the First nment nor any agent of the government may deny to any individual or entity the of religious agency thereof shall ever be taken from the public treasury directly or indirectly in aid of any church, sect, or religious denomination or in aid of NO. 9 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE VII, SECTION 6 ARTICLE XII, SECTION 32 (Legislative) Ballot Title: Ballot Summary: Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to authorize the Legislature to provide by general law ad valorem homestead property tax relief to the surviving spouse of a military veteran who died from service-connected causes while on active duty or to the surviving ment authorizes the Legislature to totally exempt or partially exempt er, a Full Text: (a) Every person who has the legal or equitable title to real estate and maintains thereon the permanent residence of the owner, or another assessed her than ent of held by legal or equitable title, by the entireties, jointly, in common, as a present ing the owners or members proprietary interest in a corporation owning a tion shall not apply with respect to any assessment roll until such roll is ion 4 by ption shall ue of the proportion which the interest in the corporation bears to the assessed value n, the ad (d) The legislature may, by general law, allow counties or munici ubject to the egal or equitable title to real estate and maintains thereon the permanent residence hold subsection, by ordinance adopted in the manner prescribed by general law, and must provide for the periodic adjustment of the income limitation prescribed in ally permanently disabled shall receive a discount from the amount of the ad valorem tax otherwise owed on homestead property the veteran owns and United States, and the veteran was honorably discharged upon separation from military count granted by this subsection, an applicant must submit to the county rtment of bility as property appraiser denies the request for a discount, the appraiser must notify the applicant in writing of the reasons for the denial menting peci equal to the total amount or a portion of the ad valorem tax otherwise owed on homestead property to the: cted of the term: l perfor SCHEDULE ponders who surviving spouses of veterans who died from service-connected causes and NO. 10 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE VII, SECTION 3 ARTICLE XII, SECTION 32 (Legislative) Ballot Title: Ballot Summary: Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to: s, on tangible personal property if the assessed value of an owners tangible personal wide tangible personal property tax exemptions provided by the ConstituFull Text: municipality, owning property outside the municipality, may be required by general law to make payment to the taxing unit in which the property y for of a family residing in this state, household goods and personal ef fects to every widow or widower or person who is blind or totally and permaless than nd general law, grant community and economic development ad valorem tax exemptions ned by the county or municipality, and only after the electors of the county or municipality voting on such question in a referendum authorize the county apply to improvements to real property made by or for the use of a new business and improvements to real property related to the expansion of an existing business and shall also apply to tangible personal property of such new business and tangible personal property related to the expansion of an exemption may be granted to a new business or expansion of an existing exemption shall expire ten years from the date of approval by the electors of the county or municipality, and may be renewable by referendum as tive tax levy and subject to the provisions of this subsection and general emption and the requirements for eligible properties must be s (e) tangible personal property issubject to tangible personal property tax shall be exempt from Tangible personal property is also exempt from ad valorem taxation if the assessed value of such property is greater than l law (f) There shall be granted an ad valorem tax exemption for real luding real property encumbered by perpetual conservation easements or by other in, y or military r year support of military operations designated by the legislature shall receive an additional exemption equal to a percentage of the taxable value of his as the number of days during the preceding calendar year the person was or Hawaii in support of military operations designated by the legislature SCHEDULE property is exempt from tangible personal property tax if the assessed ars but less NO. 11 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE VII, SECTION 6 (Legislative) Ballot Title: Ballot Summary: Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to authorize the Legislature, by general law and subject to conditions set forth in the general law, to allow counties and municipalities to grant an additional homestead tax exemption equal to the assessed value of an owner who has maintained permanent residency on the property for not household Full Text: (a) Every person who has the legal or equitable title to real estate and maintains thereon the permanent residence of the owner, or another assessed her than ent of held by legal or equitable title, by the entireties, jointly, in common, as a present ing the owners or members proprietary interest in a corporation owning a tion shall not apply with respect to any assessment roll until such roll is ion 4 by ption shall ue of the proportion which the interest in the corporation bears to the assessed value n, the ad (d) The legislature may, by general law, allow counties or munici ubject to the either or both of the following an additional homestead tax exemptions: who has the legal or equitable title to real estate and maintains thereon the permanent residence of the owner and who has attained age s twenty thousand dollars person who has the legal or equitable title to real estate with a just value ntained thereon the permanent residence of the owner for not less tha ncome The general law must allow counties and municipalities to grant these this additional exemptions within the limits prescribed in this subsection, by ordinance adopted in the manner prescribed by general ally permanently disabled shall receive a discount from the amount of the ad valorem tax otherwise owed on homestead property the veteran owns and United States, and the veteran was honorably discharged upon separation from military count granted by this subsection, an applicant must submit to the county rtment of bility as property appraiser denies the request for a discount, the appraiser must notify the applicant in writing of the reasons for the denial menting NO. 12 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE IX, SECTION 7 (Legislative) Ballot Title: Ballot Summary: Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to of the council of state university student body presidents as the student and to Full Text: shall administer each public university and a board of governors shall versity shall be administered by a board of trustees consisting of thirteen The board of governors shall establish the powers and duties of the boards of embers ap he board student body The board shall operate, regulate, control, and be fully responsible for the on of each con stituent university and its articulation with free public schools and comration of The boards management shall be subject to the powers of the legislature l account for board fourteen citizens dedicated to the purposes of the state university sioner of education, the body presidents, which council shall be organized by the board of governors and consist of all the student body presidents of the state university systempresident of shall also be members of

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On Wednesday afternoon, July 16, 1941, Elbert Scott was alligator hunting when he found a body oating in Caesars Creek. The man had been shot in the face at close range with a shotgun. Scott tied the corpse to a tree and made the 10-mile journey north to Sumatra by boat because the roads were ooded. There were no telephones in Sumatra at that time but, somehow, he got word out, possibly to Tallahassee and Franklin County Sheriff W. J. Lovett Sr. received word of Scotts gruesome discovery via a long-distance phone call. That was the beginning of the investigation into the murder of Tates Hell native Dallas Collinsworth. Lovett later told the story through Wilton Sherwood Allen, and it appeared in Master Detective Magazine under the title Killers Trap. This article relies heavily on Lovetts account of the crime. Hannah Ruth Hooker was a beauty born in North Carolina. In 1934, at age 17, she married Dallas, who lived in the little logging settlement of Brickyard near Fort Gadsden. He was 21. Dallas was a strapping fellow at 5-foot-10, 165 pounds. He was handsome and played the guitar. Ruth was shapely with dark hair and dark eyes. She stood about 5-foot-2. Their rst child, Thelma Joyce, died in her mothers arms when she was 2 years old. Ruth later bore a healthy boy and girl.Bootlegging commonLife was dif cult up the river. Plumbing and electricity were almost unknown. Hunting, shing and logging were the primary occupations. Mayor Curley Messer remembers that, during his time with the sheriffs department, bootlegging was also a common occupation around Brickyard and Sumatra. There were numerous whiskey stills in the swamp. This meant strangers were unwelcome and the local families were clannish and reclusive. Dallas, Ruth and the children shared a small cabin with his parents, Dee and Doll, and Dees 92-year-old mother Annette. Dee, Doll and Annette and Rowan Brown were all counted in the 1940 census, but Dallas and his family were not. Dallas sometimes worked at the Sheips lumber camp, traveling to the job by boat with Carl Walker. Lumbermen earned $12 to $18 weekly. Dallas shed and hunted to help make ends meet. Ruth worked in the home of a bachelor neighbor, Rowan Bo Brown, a beekeeper with more than 600 hives, considered wealthy in the rural community. He was 16 years older than Ruth and described by Lovett as a short scrawny specimen. Brown began buying Ruth gifts and either gave or lent her and her husband money. At rst, Dallas encouraged Ruth to accept Browns attentions. When Brown grew more openly infatuated with Ruth, Dallas got angry. Finally, Brown demanded Ruth leave her husband. Ruth ed Brickyard in January 1941, taking her two children, to stay with her mother in Largo for six months. There, she was visited regularly by Brown, who gave her $15 to begin divorce proceedings. Dallas lacked the money for travel, but Ruth returned to Brickyard to visit him in June 1941. He told her he was keeping company with teenager Muriel Jackson. The couple discussed their problems, and Ruth decided to come home. She returned to Brickyard with the children on Wednesday, July 9. That Friday, Brown confronted her and accused her of lying about wanting a divorce. On Monday, July 14, Dallas left for work at the lumber camp at the usual time, but never came home. Ruth and her mother-in-law, Doll, went to Carl Walkers house looking for Dallas. Walkers mother, Lizzie, told them Dallas had borrowed an outboard motor and headed downriver, saying hed be gone until after 9 p.m. Dallas failed to come home the next day, and his father searched in vain for him. Dee was in Apalachicola when the body in Caesars Creek was reported found. He told the sheriff he believed the dead man was Dallas and asked to see the body.A big roll of moneyOn July 17, Lovett assembled a coroners jury and paid Capt. John Harrell $24 to transport him, the jury and Dee upriver by boat. Dee identi ed the body, and the jury ruled the death foul play. Lovett returned to Apalachicola with the body the same day. The July 18 Apalachicola Times reported the mysterious death on the front page. That must have been a busy week for Bo Brown. July 25 was the date of the rst Wewahitchka Honey Festival, and he was one of the most prominent beekeepers in the area. Lovett questioned Ruth and her family early in the investigation. Ruth said Dallas told her to expect him about 6 p.m. with a big roll of money. She said she believed he had gone to hunt for treasure rumored to be hidden on Caesars Creek. She told Lovett about Brown but insisted he and her husband got along all right. Dee thought he knew who had done it. It wasnt nobody but Rowan Brown that killed him, he told the sheriff. Dallas boat, with no motor, was found tied up about 5 miles south of the body, and police considered the possibility he had been killed for the outboard. Dee brought Lovett a note Brown sent Ruth on Saturday, July 12, which she had thrown away. It asked her to meet Brown in Apalachicola. Carl Walkers 31-year-old brother, Lavere, who was Dallas best friend and Rowan Browns nephew, said he delivered the note, but his rst wife, Evelyn, probably carried it to Ruth. When Lovett and States Attorney Oric C. Parker questioned Brown, he denied knowledge of the killing. We always got along all right. I loaned him money lots of times. I was (in Apalachicola) on Monday night, he said. I got here on Monday morning by mail train and spent the night at my sisters house. Brown displayed a tax receipt dated July 14 to support his story, but, tax collector C.O. Melvin, told investigators Brown had paid his taxes on July 16 and the receipt was dated earlier so Brown could avoid the late penalty. Barber Roanat Sangaree reported Brown had asked him to say he had visited the barber shop on Monday for a shave during his actual visit on Tuesday. Only Browns sister supported his story, insisting he had spent Monday night with her. Then Jim Allen, one of Browns brothers-in-law, said he had seen Brown on Monday night at the home of Cape Smith near Caesars Creek. We were sitting outside, Monday night after supper, he FROM THE COLLINSWORTH FAMILY COLLECTIONChief Investigator W.H. Gasque1941 slaying has familial ties to regionSee MURDER B10FROM THE COLLINSWORTH FAMILY COLLECTIONHannah Ruth Collinsworth

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Local / ClassiedsB10 | The Star Thursday, August 30, 2012 B10| The Star Thursday, August 30, 2012 CLASSIFIEDS 88892 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION: CASE N O.: 23-2011-CA-000321 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. KELLY A HARTSFIELD; MICHAEL A HARTSFIELD;, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 7th day of August, 2012, and entered in Case N o. 23-201-CA-000321, of the Circuit Court of the 14th Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida, Wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. is the Plaintiff and KELLY A HARTSFIELD, MICHAEL A HARTSFIELD and UNKNOWN TENANT (S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the, FRONT LOBBY OF THE GULF COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 1000 5th STREET, PORT ST. JOE, FL 32456, 11:00 AM ET on the 13th day of Sept., 2012,the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 5, SOUTH LAGOON SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 25, 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 FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator by mail at P.O. Box 1089, Panama City, FL 32402 or by phone at (850)747-5338 at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days. If you are hearing impaired, please call 711. Dated this 13th day of September, 2012. REBECCA NORRIS Clerk Of The Circuit Court B. A. Baxter Deputy Clerk Submitted by: Law Offices of Marshall C. Watson, P.A. 1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309 (954) 453-0365 FAX (954) 771-6052 1-800-441-2438 August 23, 30, 2012 89141S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 12-09CA CAPITAL CITY BANK Plaintiff, vs. RHONDA M. HARRISON, FRANK R. CATALANO A/K/A FRANK RAY CATALANO, EAST COAST RECOVERY, INC., L.W.T., INC., and UNKNOWN TENANT (S), Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: FRANK R. CATALANO A/K/A FRANK RAY CATALANO: YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in Gulf County Florida: Beginning 1623 feet North of the Southwest corner of Section Eleven (11), Township Seven (7) South, Range Ten (10) West, thence run along the West side of State Highway Numbered Seventy-One (71) in a Northeasterly direction one hundred (100) feet; thence in a Northwesterly direction a distance of four hundred forty-four (444) feet; thence in a Southwesterly direction a distance of one hundred (100) feet; thence running in a Southeasterly direction a distance of four hundred and forty-four (444) feet to the Point of Beginning. All of said land situate, lying and being in Section 11, Township 7 South, of Range 10 West. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on GARVIN B. BOWDEN, the plaintiffs attorney, whose address is Gardner, Bist, Wiener, Wadsworth & Bowden, P.A., 1300 Thomaswood Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32308, within 30 days of first publication, 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 or petition. DATED: August 8, 2012. REBECCA L. NORRIS Clerk of the Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk August 23, 30, 2012 89143S IN THE CIRCUIT, FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2011-CA-146 89207S 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. 1451 Application No. 2012-39 Date of Issuance: May 28, 2010 R.E. No: 06248-685R Description of Property: Lot 37, of SHALLOW REED PHASE TWO, ACCORDING TO THE Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 6, Pages 21-24, of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. Name in which assessed: C. Calvin Warriner and Rebecca Warriner 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 26th day of September, 2012. Dated this 21st day of August, 2012. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk July 26, August 23, 30, September 6, 13, 2012 89153S PUBLIC NOTICE Hwy 22 Storage 1249 Hwy 22, Wewahitchka, FL 89245S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA File No. 12-35PR IN RE: ESTATE OF JOHN EDWARD PARKER Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of John Edward Parker, deceased, whose date of death was July 5, 2012, is pending in the Circuit Court for Gulf County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL 32456. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is August 23, 2012. Personal Representative: Clifton Osborne 273 Settlers Ridge Rd. Wewahitchka, FL 32465 Attorney for Personal Representative: Mel C. Magidson, Jr. Attorney for Clifton Osborne FL Bar No: 261629 528 6th St. P.O. Box 340 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 (850) 227 7800 Fax: (850) 227 7878 August 22, 30, 2012 89269S PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS BID NO. 1112-25 The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners will receive bids from any person, company or corporation interested in providing the following construction work at the Gulf County Beaches Fire Station: Replace existing 16W X 42L metal roof and repairs to roof eve. Must meet 140 mph wind loading. Stucco outside walls with matching finish that measures about 64 L X 8H A pre-bid conference will be held at the Fire Station at 10:00 am, E.T., on Monday, September 10, 2012 at the Gulf County Beaches Fire Station located at 7912 Alabama Avenue at St. Joe Beach. Questions should be directed to David Richardson at (850) 227-9562. Please indicate on the envelope YOUR COMPANY NAME, that this is a SEALD BID and include the BID NUMBER and what the bid is for. Bids will be received until Friday, September 28, 2012, at 5:00 p.m., E.T. at the Office of the Clerk of Court, 100 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Room 148, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. Bids will be opened at this location on Monday, October 1, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. E.T. The Board reserves the right to reject any and all bids. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSINERS /S/ William C. Williams III, Chairman Attest: Rebecca L. Norris, Clerk August 30, September 6, 2012 89265S PUBLIC NOTICE Request for Proposal The Camp Gordon Johnston Association, a 501 (c) 3 Corporation is seeking design and engineering proposals for the creation of a Memorial Park honoring the WWII Soldiers who trained in Amphibious warfare at Camp Gordon Johnston in Franklin County. Proposals should be submitted, in writing, by September 30th. Complete details can be found on our website at http:// www.campgordonjohnston.co m/quote.htm Available funding will determine the feasibility of this proposal. Veteran-owned and businesses hiring veterans are encouraged to respond. August 30, 2012 89289S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case No.: 2009-CA-000242 Deutsche Bank National Trust Company as Trustee for WaMu Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates Series 2006-AR5 Trust Plaintiff, vs. Jeanne Penland and Martha Hale; Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated August 13, 2012, entered in Civil Case No. 2009-CA-000242 of the Circuit Court of the 14th Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida, wherein Deutsche Bank National Trust Company as Trustee for WaMu Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates Series 2006 AR5 Trust, Plaintiff and Jeanne Penland and Martha Hale are defendant(s), I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash AT THE FRONT DESK OF THE GULF COUNTY COURTHOUSE, LOCATED AT 1000 5TH STREET, PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA, AT 11:00 A.M. E.T. on the 15th day of November, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOTS 26,27 AND THE WEST HALF OF 28, BLOCK 6 OF CORRECTIVE REPLAT OF SAN BLAS SHORES SUBDIVISION ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE(S) 50, 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 FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE PLANTERSFIRST Plaintiff, vs. SAND DUNES DEVELOPMENT, LLC, a Georgia Limited Liability Company, et al., NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final judgment of Foreclosure entered herein, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Boulevard, Port St. Joe, Florida, at 11:00 a.m., on the 13th day of September, 2012, the following described property: LOT 58, JUBILATION PHASE II, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 12, PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on this 13th day of August, 2012. **Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Notice. Individuals with Disabilities needing a reasonable accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the court administrators office, as soon as possible, telephone (850) 229-6112; or if hearing impaired, 1-800-995-8771 (TTD); or 1-800-955-8770(V), VIA Florida Relay Services. Rebecca Norris Clerk of the Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk August 23, 30, 2012 #95 David Skipper #L-6 Gloria Bruce To be sold on September 4, 2012, 8:30 A.M. if payments are not brought up to date. August 23, 30, 2012 said. Rowan came over and wanted to borrow a light. He told me he was going rabbit hunting. The story was deemed especially suspect since rabbits are hunted during the day. Mrs. Amo Freeman and Raymond Clark, a sherman, both told the sheriffs son, Deputy Sheriff W. J. Lovett Jr., they had ridden to Apalachicola on the mail train with Brown on Tuesday. Browns alibi was shattered.State joins investigationW.H. Gasque, chief investigator for the State of Florida joined the investigation. Lovett Sr. took him upriver to search for the scene of the crime, but torrential rains had removed every trace. The investigators never determined the scene of Dallas Collinsworths death. When Gasque questioned Lizzie Walker, she told him she believed Rowan, who was her brother, was the murderer. She said he had told her the police would nd his ngerprints on Dallas Collinsworths boat because he had pushed it out of the way. The evidence against Brown still was circumstantial, but it was growing. Through the rumor mill, investigators located Clarence Branch a logger who said he had seen Brown get into a boat with Dallas on Monday afternoon and head downriver. He later heard a shot which he attached no importance to at the time. Dock Robinson, described as practically blind and Dallass cousin Henry were shing on the Big Brothers River on Monday said they heard a shot too. By this time, Ruths family had sent her to stay with an uncle in Port St. Joe, fearing Brown. Gasque, Parker and Lovett each chipped in $20 and sent her to her mothers house in Largo as part of a plan to trap the killer. She arrived Friday, Aug. 15, and wrote Brown. He asked her to meet him in Tampa and sent bus fare. Ruth refused, and he arrived at her mothers home by taxi on the next Friday afternoon. He spent the weekend there. Brown accused Ruth of giving the sheriff his love letters, which she denied. He asked Ruth if she believed he had killed Dallas. Yes, I think you did, she said. Ruth pretended to be impressed with the crime. Rowan, I want to know if you shot him in the boat or at the landing, she said. What do you think? he countered. I think you shot him at the landing because there was no blood in the boat, she said. Have you ever thought something real strong and then found out it was right? he asked. Ruth tried once more to wheedle information out of him. Rowan, she asked, Tell me in your own words what went on Monday night. Brown picked up a Bible and told her, Im a lot closer to hell than you are. He asked her what would have happened if he had taken her with him after Dallas death. She said, We would have taken him out of the water and buried him and, with it raining, nobody would ever have found him. You killed Dallas because of me, didnt you? she asked. I would do anything for you. I would die for you, he answered. Ruth reported the conversation to the police.The trial On Sept. 3, Brown was arrested without resistance. He was questioned for 12 hours but denied everything. When asked about visiting Largo, he said, I havent been to Largo since 1940. Ruth was brought into the interrogation room and recounted the particulars of her weekend with Brown. Brown listened in horried, unbelieving silence. Brown was indicted for rstdegree murder on Sept. 19. Once he was safely behind bars, more witnesses came forward. During the trial, Robinson and Henry Collinsworth admitted they had seen Brown and Dallas together on the evening of the murder and Robinson said he had called to Brown by name as they passed in the boat. Thomas Hill, who worked with Dallas, came to Gasque with the nal piece of the puzzle. The afternoon of the murder, Dallas had told him he was going to Apalachicola with Brown that evening because Brown had offered him $100 leave Ruth. Dallas said he planned to take the money and go to Port St. Joe. He was going to remain hidden from Ruth there. Apparently, the deal between Dallas and Brown went sour or perhaps Brown never intended to give Dallas the money. The trial began at 10 a.m. Oct. 16. Brown was defended by Jay Shuler of Apalachicola, Blount Myers of Tallahassee and Bart Knight of Blountstown. Appearing as the only defense witness, he answered two questions. Is your name Rowan Brown? Yes. Did you kill Dallas Collinsworth? No. Parker prosecuted the case himself. The jurors were J.M. Tabor, Homer Maxwell, Neal Mattair, C. F. Jenkins, Jeff Duval, James Grantham, Guy Herndon, Richard Evans, H.H. Hansen, T. A. Henderson and T.J. Bush. T.E. Ponder was the foreman. The jury retired at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 17, and returned a guilty verdict the next day at 6 p.m. recommending mercy. Brown was incarcerated in the Florida State Penitentiary. In 1942, Rowans brother, Dewey, asked the county commission to support a petition, signed by 11 of the 12 jurors, to parole Brown. The one juror who had not signed, Henderson, was out of town when the petition was circulated. The commissioners agreed to support the petition if Henderson signed. In 1948, Rowan Brown was paroled with the condition that he never returned to Franklin County. He moved to Willacoochee, Ga. He continued to maintain his bee hives in Tates Hell staying at his brother, Deweys home. Messer said he remembers Brown used to slink back at night to keep his hives. Rowan Brown died in Willacoochee in 1967. Ruth married Robert E. Lee Bishop and lived to the age of 91. She died July 26, 2007, and is buried in Roberts Cemetery in Wewahitchka. Dee Collinsworth survived his only child, Dallas, by a year and died Aug. 10, 1942. He and Dallas are buried in unmarked graves in the northeast corner of Magnolia Cemetery in Apalachicola. Doll died March 28, 1945, and is buried in Jehu Cemetery in Wewahitchka. Less than a year after Brown was convicted of killing Dallas Collinsworth, his brother William Buddy Brown was convicted of rst-degree murder in the death of his nieces husband and sentenced to life in prison. MURDER from page B9 B10| The Star Thursday, August 30, 2012 CLASSIFIEDS 88892 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION: CASE N O.: 23-2011-CA-000321 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. KELLY A HARTSFIELD; MICHAEL A HARTSFIELD;, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 7th day of August, 2012, and entered in Case N o. 23-201-CA-000321, of the Circuit Court of the 14th Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida, Wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. is the Plaintiff and KELLY A HARTSFIELD, MICHAEL A HARTSFIELD and UNKNOWN TENANT (S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the, FRONT LOBBY OF THE GULF COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 1000 5th STREET, PORT ST. JOE, FL 32456, 11:00 AM ET on the 13th day of Sept., 2012,the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 5, SOUTH LAGOON SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 25, 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 FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator by mail at P.O. Box 1089, Panama City, FL 32402 or by phone at (850)747-5338 at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days. If you are hearing impaired, please call 711. Dated this 13th day of September, 2012. REBECCA NORRIS Clerk Of The Circuit Court B. A. Baxter Deputy Clerk Submitted by: Law Offices of Marshall C. Watson, P.A. 1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309 (954) 453-0365 FAX (954) 771-6052 1-800-441-2438 August 23, 30, 2012 89141S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 12-09CA CAPITAL CITY BANK Plaintiff, vs. RHONDA M. HARRISON, FRANK R. CATALANO A/K/A FRANK RAY CATALANO, EAST COAST RECOVERY, INC., L.W.T., INC., and UNKNOWN TENANT (S), Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: FRANK R. CATALANO A/K/A FRANK RAY CATALANO: YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in Gulf County Florida: Beginning 1623 feet North of the Southwest corner of Section Eleven (11), Township Seven (7) South, Range Ten (10) West, thence run along the West side of State Highway Numbered Seventy-One (71) in a Northeasterly direction one hundred (100) feet; thence in a Northwesterly direction a distance of four hundred forty-four (444) feet; thence in a Southwesterly direction a distance of one hundred (100) feet; thence running in a Southeasterly direction a distance of four hundred and forty-four (444) feet to the Point of Beginning. All of said land situate, lying and being in Section 11, Township 7 South, of Range 10 West. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on GARVIN B. BOWDEN, the plaintiffs attorney, whose address is Gardner, Bist, Wiener, Wadsworth & Bowden, P.A., 1300 Thomaswood Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32308, within 30 days of first publication, 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 or petition. DATED: August 8, 2012. REBECCA L. NORRIS Clerk of the Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk August 23, 30, 2012 89143S IN THE CIRCUIT, FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2011-CA-146 89207S 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. 1451 Application No. 2012-39 Date of Issuance: May 28, 2010 R.E. No: 06248-685R Description of Property: Lot 37, of SHALLOW REED PHASE TWO, ACCORDING TO THE Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 6, Pages 21-24, of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. Name in which assessed: C. Calvin Warriner and Rebecca Warriner 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 26th day of September, 2012. Dated this 21st day of August, 2012. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk July 26, August 23, 30, September 6, 13, 2012 89153S PUBLIC NOTICE Hwy 22 Storage 1249 Hwy 22, Wewahitchka, FL 89245S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA File No. 12-35PR IN RE: ESTATE OF JOHN EDWARD PARKER Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of John Edward Parker, deceased, whose date of death was July 5, 2012, is pending in the Circuit Court for Gulf County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL 32456. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is August 23, 2012. Personal Representative: Clifton Osborne 273 Settlers Ridge Rd. Wewahitchka, FL 32465 Attorney for Personal Representative: Mel C. Magidson, Jr. Attorney for Clifton Osborne FL Bar No: 261629 528 6th St. P.O. Box 340 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 (850) 227 7800 Fax: (850) 227 7878 August 22, 30, 2012 89269S PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS BID NO. 1112-25 The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners will receive bids from any person, company or corporation interested in providing the following construction work at the Gulf County Beaches Fire Station: Replace existing 16W X 42L metal roof and repairs to roof eve. Must meet 140 mph wind loading. Stucco outside walls with matching finish that measures about 64 L X 8H A pre-bid conference will be held at the Fire Station at 10:00 am, E.T., on Monday, September 10, 2012 at the Gulf County Beaches Fire Station located at 7912 Alabama Avenue at St. Joe Beach. Questions should be directed to David Richardson at (850) 227-9562. Please indicate on the envelope YOUR COMPANY NAME, that this is a SEALD BID and include the BID NUMBER and what the bid is for. Bids will be received until Friday, September 28, 2012, at 5:00 p.m., E.T. at the Office of the Clerk of Court, 100 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Room 148, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. Bids will be opened at this location on Monday, October 1, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. E.T. The Board reserves the right to reject any and all bids. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSINERS /S/ William C. Williams III, Chairman Attest: Rebecca L. Norris, Clerk August 30, September 6, 2012 89265S PUBLIC NOTICE Request for Proposal The Camp Gordon Johnston Association, a 501 (c) 3 Corporation is seeking design and engineering proposals for the creation of a Memorial Park honoring the WWII Soldiers who trained in Amphibious warfare at Camp Gordon Johnston in Franklin County. Proposals should be submitted, in writing, by September 30th. Complete details can be found on our website at http:// www.campgordonjohnston.co m/quote.htm Available funding will determine the feasibility of this proposal. Veteran-owned and businesses hiring veterans are encouraged to respond. August 30, 2012 89289S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case No.: 2009-CA-000242 Deutsche Bank National Trust Company as Trustee for WaMu Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates Series 2006-AR5 Trust Plaintiff, vs. Jeanne Penland and Martha Hale; Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated August 13, 2012, entered in Civil Case No. 2009-CA-000242 of the Circuit Court of the 14th Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida, wherein Deutsche Bank National Trust Company as Trustee for WaMu Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates Series 2006 AR5 Trust, Plaintiff and Jeanne Penland and Martha Hale are defendant(s), I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash AT THE FRONT DESK OF THE GULF COUNTY COURTHOUSE, LOCATED AT 1000 5TH STREET, PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA, AT 11:00 A.M. E.T. on the 15th day of November, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOTS 26,27 AND THE WEST HALF OF 28, BLOCK 6 OF CORRECTIVE REPLAT OF SAN BLAS SHORES SUBDIVISION ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE(S) 50, 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 FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE PLANTERSFIRST Plaintiff, vs. SAND DUNES DEVELOPMENT, LLC, a Georgia Limited Liability Company, et al., NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final judgment of Foreclosure entered herein, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Boulevard, Port St. Joe, Florida, at 11:00 a.m., on the 13th day of September, 2012, the following described property: LOT 58, JUBILATION PHASE II, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 12, PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on this 13th day of August, 2012. **Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Notice. Individuals with Disabilities needing a reasonable accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the court administrators office, as soon as possible, telephone (850) 229-6112; or if hearing impaired, 1-800-995-8771 (TTD); or 1-800-955-8770(V), VIA Florida Relay Services. Rebecca Norris Clerk of the Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk August 23, 30, 2012 #95 David Skipper #L-6 Gloria Bruce To be sold on September 4, 2012, 8:30 A.M. if payments are not brought up to date. August 23, 30, 2012

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Rv 1br, 1ba, $125 per wk. plus security deposit which will include W/S/E. 850-639-5721 Text FL22526 to 56654 Port St Joe: 2br, 2ba 1cg, kitchen, LR, Balcony, long rental, near bay & dock, close to downtown, excellent area, 850-624-4264 Text FL22485 to 56654 Extra Mile Pet SittingHome visits/overnight in the comfort of your pets home. Gulf & Bay County Diana 227-5770 Dan 227-8225 extramilepetsitting.com 89311S PUBLIC NOTICE The Mexico Beach Community Development Council, INC is seeking Request for Qualifications to contract marketing/ creative/ media buying/ public relations services to support the tourism sector in Mexico Beach, FL. Complete details and guidelines for submission may be formally requested by contacting Kimberly Shoaf at 850-648-8196 or kimberly@mexico-beach.com. The RFQ must be submitted to the Mexico Beach Community Development Council by 3:00pm CST on Monday, September 10, 2012. Proposals must be submitted via mail. Proposals should be addressed to Mexico Beach Community Development Council, INC. 102 Canal Parkway, Mexico Beach, FL 32456. August 30, 2012 89299S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 11-0377CA TRUSTMARK NATIONAL BANK Plaintiff, vs. DENNIS H. DAILEY a/k/a DENNIS DAILEY a/k/a DENNIS L DAILEY a/k/a DENNIS BAILEY a/k/a DENNIS DAYLY, JANICE L. DAILEY a/k/a JANICE H DAILEY a/k/a JANICE DAILEY, and SEAGRASS HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, Clerk of Circuit Court of Gulf County, Florida, pursuant to the Order Approving Joint Stipulation and Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered in this cause, will sell at 11:00 a.m. EST., Port St. Joe, Florida 32456 on the 25th day of September, 2012, the following described parcel of real property, to-wit: That certain real property lying and being in Gulf County, Florida and being more particularly described as follows: Lot 13, Block B of Seagrass Subdivision, according to the plat recorded in the public records of Gulf County, Florida, in Plat Book 5, page 1. The real property or its address is commonly known as 204 Seagrass Circle, Cape San Blas, FL 32456. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS OF THE DATE OF THE SALE. In accordance with F.S. 45.031(3), the successful high bidder, if other than the Plaintiff, shall post with the Clerk a deposit equal to five (5) percent of the final bid or $1,000.00, whichever is less. The balance shall be paid to the Clerk within twenty-four hours of the sale; otherwise the Clerk shall re-advertise the sale and pay all costs of the sale from the deposit. Any remaining funds shall be applied toward the judgment. THIS NOTICE dated this 21st day of August, 2012. Rebecca L. Norris, Clerk of Court Gulf County, Florida By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk August 30, September 6, 2012 89315S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No. 11-386-CA REGIONS BANK, Plaintiff, vs. PATRICIA S. ANSLEY, et al., Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on July 23, 2012, in Case No. 11-386-CA of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit for Gulf County, Florida, in which Regions Bank, is Plaintiff, and Patricia S. Ansley is the Defen-dant, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, at the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL 32456 in the lobby, at 11:00 AM, ET or as soon thereafter as the sale may proceed, on the 20th day of September, 2012, the following described real property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: EXHIBIT A Commence at the Northwest corner of fractional Section 7, Township 9 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida and run North 00 degrees 04 minutes 21 seconds East, along the West boundary of fractional Section 6, 1592.59 feet to a concrete monument on the Northeasterly right-of-way line of County Road 30-E, said point being on a curve concave to the East, thence run in a Southeasterly direction along said right-of-way line and curve having a radius of 22868.30 feet, through a central angle of 00 degrees 25 minutes 49.5 seconds, for an arc length of 171.79 feet, chord of said arc being South 23 degrees 12 minutes 16 seconds East 171.79 feet to a point, thence South 23 degrees 25 minutes 11 seconds East, along said rightof-way line, 327.03 feet to an iron rod for a POINT OF BEGINNING, thence from said Point of Beginning run North 66 degrees 34 minutes 49 seconds East 458.74 feet to an iron rod, thence South 23 degrees 25 minutes 11 seconds East 98.99 feet, thence South 66 degrees 34 minutes 49 seconds West 458.74 feet to an iron rod on the Northeasterly right-of-way line of said County Road 30-E. thence North 23 degrees 25 minutes 11 seconds West, along said right-of-way line, 98.99 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Together with a nonexclusive access and utility easement over the following demised property: A 30 and 40 foot strip of land lying over and across the following described parcel: Commence at the Northwest corner of fractional Section 7, Township 9 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida and run North 00 degrees 04 minutes 21 seconds East, along the West boundary of fractional Section 6, 1592.59 feet to a concrete monument on the Northeasterly right-of-way line of County Road 30-E said point being on a curve concave to the East, thence run in a Southeasterly direction along said right-of-way line and curve having a radius 22868.30 feet, through a central angle 00 degrees 25 minutes 49.5 seconds, for an arc length of 171.79 feet, chord of said arc being South 23 degrees 12 minutes 16 seconds East 171.79 feet to a point, thence South 23 degrees 25 minutes 11 seconds East, along said right-of-way line, 327.02 feet to an iron rod, thence run North 66 degrees 34 minutes 49 seconds East 498.74 feet to an iron rod, thence South 23 degrees 25 minutes 11 seconds East 88.99 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING, thence continue on said bearing 183.97 feet to an iron rod, thence South 66 degrees 34 minutes 49 seconds West 498.74 feet to an iron rod on the Northeasterly right-of-way line of said County Road 30-E, thence North 23 degrees 25 minutes 11 seconds West, along said right-of-way line 30.00 feet to an iron rod, thence North 66 degrees 34 minutes 49 seconds West 123.97 feet, thence South 66 degrees 34 minutes 49 seconds West 458.74 feet on the Northeasterly right-of-way line of said County Road 30-E, thence North 23 degrees 25 minutes 11 seconds West, along said right-of-way line, 30.00 feet, thence North 66 degrees 34 minutes 49 seconds East 498.74 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. AND together with right of Grantee and guest, in common with other property owners and their guests of access to and use of the dock located at the waterward terminus of the following-described access easement to said dock: Commence at the Northwest corner of fractional Section 7, Township 9 South Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida and run North 00 degrees 04 minutes 21 seconds East, along the West boundary of fractional Section 6, 15922.59 feet to a concrete monument on the Northeasterly right-of-way line of County Road 30-E, said point being on a curve concave to the East, thence run in a Southeasterly direction along said rightof-way line and curve having a radius of 22868.30 feet, through a central angle of 00 degrees 25 minutes 49.5 seconds, for an arc length of 171.79 feet, chord of said arc being South 23 degrees 12 minutes 16 seconds East 171.79 feet to a point, thence South 23 degrees 25 minutes 11 seconds East, along said rightof-way line, 327.02 feet to an iron rod, thence North 66 degrees 34 minutes 49 seconds East 498.74 feet to an iron rod, thence South 23 degrees 25 minutes 11 seconds East 195.98 feet to an iron rod for a POINT OF BEGINNING, thence from said Point of Beginning run North 66 degrees 34 minutes 49 seconds East 336.74 feet to an iron rod on the approximate mean high water line of St. Joseph Bay, thence South 31 degrees 35 minutes 57 seconds East, along said approximate mean high water line of St. Joseph Bay, 0.41 feet to an iron rod, thence South 25 degrees 07 minutes 13 seconds East, along said approximate mean high water line of St. Joseph Bay, 11.6 feet to an iron rod, thence South 66 degrees 34 minutes 49 seconds West 337.14 feet to an iron rod, thence North 23 degrees 25 minutes 11 seconds West 12.0 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. LESS and EXCEPT that portion as described in Warranty Deed from Patricia S. Ansley to a J.V. Shiver as recorded in Official Records Book 471, page 412, Public Records of Gulf County, Florida being more particularly described as follows: Commence at the Northwest corner of fractional Section 7, Township 9 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida and run North 00 degrees 04 minutes 21 seconds East, along the West boundary of fractional Section 6, 1592.59 feet to a concrete monument on the Northeasterly right-of-way line of County Road 30-E, said point of being on a curve concave to the East, thence run in a Southeasterly direction along said right-of-way line and curve having a radius of 22868.30 feet. Through a central angle of 00 degrees 25 minutes 49.5 seconds, for an arc length of 171.79 feet, chord of said arc being South 23 degrees 12 minutes 16 seconds East 171.79 feet to a point, thence South 23 degrees 25 minutes 11 seconds East, along said right-of-way line, 327.02 feet to an iron rod, thence departing said right-of-way line, run North 66 degrees 34 minutes 49 seconds East 240.74 feet for the Point of Beginning, from said Point of Beginning, continue North 66 degrees 34 minutes 49 seconds East, 238.00 feet, thence South 23 degrees 25 minutes 11 seconds West, 98.99 feet, thence South 66 degrees 34 minutes 49 seconds West, 238.00 feet, thence North 23 degrees 25 minutes 11 seconds East, 98.99 feet to the Point of Beginning. Any person or entity claiming an interest in the surplus, if any, resulting from the foreclosure sale, other than property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must file a claim on the same with the Clerk of Court within 60 days after the foreclosure sale. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator by mail at P.O. Box 1089, Panama City, FL 32402 or by phone at (850) 747-5338 at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days. If you are hearing impaired, please call 711. Dated this 21st day of August, 2012. REBECCA L. NORRIS Clerk of the Circuit Court By: BA Baxter As Deputy Clerk August 30, September 6, 2012 89337S PUBLIC NOTICE GULF COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSION MEETING DATES POLICY The Gulf County Board of County Commission on August 21st, 2012 amended its monthly meeting date policy as follows: Beginning on the September 11, 2012 and thereafter until further notice or amendment, the Board of County Commission regular meetings for the second and fourth Tuesday of each month held at the at the Robert M. Moore Administration Building, 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida shall commence at 9 a.m. EST under the authority and direction of the Board of County Commission. The public is encouraged to attend and be heard on the County agenda matters or those recognized during public comment. Information and agenda for regular meetings can be viewed prior to the meetings at the Gulf County Clerks Office. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: WILLIAM C. WILLIAMS III, CHAIRMAN August 30, September 6, 2012 89323S PUBLIC NOTICE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS RFP 2012-11 **Re-Advertisement** 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, Monday September 17, 2012. Bids will be publicly opened and acknowledged, Monday September 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 30, September, 6, 2012 89343S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO. 12-37PR IN RE: ESTATE OF DEBRA DEBBIE WEST, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the Estate of DEBRA DEBBIE WEST, deceased, File Number 12-37PR, is pending in the Circuit Court for Gulf County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil Costin, Sr. Boulevard, Port St. Joe, FL 32456. The names and addresses of the Personal Representative and the Personal Representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this Notice has been served must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this Court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is August 30, 2012 Personal Representative: ADRIAN LAYTH WEST 920 West Rutherford St Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Attorneys for Personal Representative: JELKS & WHITE, P.A. C. JASON WHITE, ESQ. FL Bar No. 0357080 516 McKenzie Avenue Panama City, FL 32401 850/784-0809 850/784-0806 (fax) August 30, September 6, 2012 89341S PUBLIC NOTICE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS RFP 2012-10 **Re-Advertisement** Sealed bids for the 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, Monday, September 17, 2012. Bids will be publicly opened and acknowledged, Monday, September 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 City of Port St. Joe Police Station Roof Replacement. Any bidder who submitted a bid in the initial advertisement must re-submit a new bid proposal. 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 August 30, September 6, 2012 89349S 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. 483 Application No. 2012-42 Date of Issuance: May 28, 2010 R.E. No: 01888-185R Description of Property: COMMENCE at a 4 square concrete monument marking the Southwest Corner of Oak Gardens, Unit II, according to the official map or plat there of recorded in Plat Book 6, Page 20, in the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida, thence North 00 Degrees 00 Minutes 43 Seconds West along the West boundary line of Oak Gardens Unit 11, 10.00 feet, for the POINT OF BEGINNING. From said POINT OF BEGINNING, thence South 89 Degrees 05 Minutes 48 Seconds West, 64.00 feet, thence North 00 Degrees 00 Minutes 43 Seconds West, 105.00 feet, thence North 89 Degrees 05 Minutes 48 Seconds East, 64.00 feet to the West boundary line of Oak Gardens Unit 11; thence South 00 Degrees 00 Minutes 43 Seconds East along said West boundary line, 105.00 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Said parcel having an area of 0.15 acre, more or less. Name in which assessed: Taunton Development Inc. All of said property being in Gulf County, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the front Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe Florida at 11:00 AM, E.T., Wednesday, the 3rd day of October, 2012. Dated this 27th day of August, 2012. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk August 30, September 6, 13, 20, 2012 89347S 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. 1545 Application No. 2012-40 Date of Issuance: May 28, 2010 R.E. No: 06269-900R Description of Property: Lot 13, 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: Payman Pouladdej 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 3rd day of October, 2012. Dated this 27th day of August, 2012. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk August 30, September 6, 13, 20, 2012 89353S 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. 2012-32-2 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 12th day of September, 2012. Dated this 24th day of August, 2012. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk August 23, 30, September 6, 13, 2012 89351S 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. 2012-31-2 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 12th day of September, 2012. Dated this 24th day of August, 2012. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk August 30, 2012 Publishers Notice SCAM To avoid possible scams, it is recommended that consumers should verify caller information when receiving calls regarding credit card payments. 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B12| The Star Thursday, August 30, 2012 CLASSIFIEDS emeraldcoastjobs.com Employment Today By ROBERT ORDONAMonster Contributing Writer Savvy job seekers know how important choosing the right words is when communicating with prospective employers. But what about nonverbal communication? You could be saying how great you are, but your body could be giving your true feelings away, says Alison Craig, image consultant and author of Hello Job! How to Psych Up, Suit Up & Show Up. Mark Bowden, author of Winning Body Language, agrees with Craig and with the highly regarded Mehrabian communication study, which found that if whats coming out of your mouth doesnt match what your body is saying, your audience is more likely to believe your body. Heres some expert advice on how to effectively let your body do the talking in a j ob interview:Making a great entranceCraig and Bowden agree that the interview starts even before you get to the interview room. You dont know who could be in the parking lot with you, looking at you from a window or standing next to you in the elevator, says Craig. Your body should tell anyone who might be watching that youre confident and calm. Its not the time to be frantically searching through your portfolio for printouts of your resume.Show your good sideHiring managers often ask receptionists for their take on people who come to the office for interviews, so Bowden suggests letting them observe you without letting on that you know they are watching. Sit with your profile to them, he says. It makes them feel comfortable, and if theyre comfortable, theyre more likely to form a good impression. Craig suggests trying to predict the direction your interviewer will come from, so you can sit facing that direction. It will make the greeting more graceful.First impressionsWhile waiting, dont hunch your shoulders or tuck your chin into your chest, which will make you seem closed off. Sit with your back straight and your chest open signs you are confident and assertive. But dont take this to the extreme, cautions Bowden. Elongating your legs or throwing your arm across the back of the chair can make you appear too comfortable, even arrogant. Also, says Craig, dont have so much stuff on your lap that you are clumsily moving everything aside when you are called. You want to rise gracefully, without dropping things, so you can smoothly greet the person coming to get you.Shake it dont break itJob interviews mean handshakes so what are the secrets to the perfect handshake? The overly aggressive shake, or death grip, as Craig calls it, can be as off-putting as the limp handshake, so practice with a friend before the interview to find the right balance. You are going to be shaking with your right hand, so prepare by arranging your belongings on your left side. Offer your hand with the palm slightly up so your interviewers hand covers yours. Its a sign that youre giving them status, says Bowden. And never cover the other persons hand with the hand youre not shaking with it can be interpreted as a sign of domination.Important stepsThe walk to the interview is the perfect time to use body language. Always follow that person, whether the person is the hiring manager or an assistant, to show you understand the protocol. You are saying, Im the job candidate, and youre the company representative I follow your lead. Bowden adds that you should try to mirror that persons tempo and demeanor. It shows you can easily fit into the environment, he says.At the interview deskIn the interview room, its OK to place a slim portfolio on the table, especially if you will be presenting its contents, but put you r other belongings on the floor beside you. Holding a briefcase or handbag on your lap will make you seem as though you are trying to create a barrier around yourself, cautions Craig. Avoid leaning forward, which makes you appear closed off, Bowden says. Instead, he advises sitting up straight and displaying your neck, chest and stomach area to signal that you are open. When gesturing with your hands, Craig says, you always should keep them above the desk and below the collarbone. Any higher and youre going to appear frantic, she says. Bowden advises that you keep your hands even lower, in what he calls the truth plane an area that fans out 180 degrees from your navel. Gesturing from here communicates that youre centered, controlled and calm and that you want to help, he says. Its fine to sit about a foot away from the table so that your gestures are visible, he says.Looking for a job? Use your bod y Featured Jobs To Place An Employment Here Please Contact Lorna Brown Phone: (850) 747-5019 Email: lbrown@pcnh.com Like Us On Facebook: www.facebook.com/emcoastjobs Or Follow Us on Twitter: @emcoastjobs REPRESENTATIVES will be at the PORT ST. 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