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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: 09-27-2012
Frequency: weekly
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
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50 For breaking news, visit www.starfl.com Subscribe to The Star 800-345-8688 For your hometown paper delivered to your home! Real Estate Ad deadline is Thursday 11 a.m. ET Legal ad deadline is Friday 11 a.m. ET Display ad deadline is Friday 11 a.m. ET 227-1278 Classi ed deadline is Monday 5 p.m. ET 747-5020 TABLE OF CONTENTS quote quote id quote name JUMP From Page 6A From page 6A Subscribe to The Star Call 227-1278 For your hometown paper delivered to your home! Opinions 4A Letters to the Editor 5A Sports 10A Society News 2-3B Obituaries 4B Church News 5B Law Enforcement 8B School News 10B Legals 11B Classieds 12-13B Trades & Services 14B I NDEX A Freedom Newspaper Real Estate Advertising Deadline Thursday 11:00 am ET Display Advertising Deadline Friday 11:00 am ET 227-1278 Classified Line-Advertising Deadline Monday 5:00 pm ET 747-5020 xxxx xxxxxxx 1B V ISIT T HE S TAR ONLINE AT WWW STARFL COM XXXXX XXXXXX YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER SINCE 1937 YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER SINCE 1937 THE S TAR By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com As local of cials and a committee of citizens consider long-term solutions for saving the Cape San Blas Lighthouse, Port St. Joe city commissioners looked at the short-term last week. During their regular bi-monthly meeting, commissioners considered the potential of a band-aid for the lighthouse and grounds while a permanent remedy is examined. Mayor Mel Magidson met the prior week with ofcials from Eglin Air Force Base, which owns and leases to the county the lighthouse grounds, as well as engineers and building movers to consider the best option for saving the lighthouse, the two keepers quarters on the grounds and the oil house. Magidson said that following the wave action from Hurricane Isaac, the lighthouse grounds are losing their footing by the day. Were down to 35 to 40 feet on one end and maybe 50 feet on the north end, of shoreline, Magidson said. The lighthouse itself is fairly safe for the time being. The lighthouse and gift shop remain open to visitors, Beverly Mount-Douds emphasized in a phone call last week. Magidson said the conclusion among the gathering was that moving the keepers quarters and oil house deeper into the property, effectively moving them behind the lighthouse in relation to the coastline, was the optimal path. That would buy us maybe 135-140 feet, Magidson said, easing somewhat the timetable for the fundraising effort to save the entire lighthouse and grounds, which is estimated to cost north of $300,000. The drive is nosing toward $40,000. The St. Joseph Historical Society is selling Christmas ornaments that are replicas of the lighthouse for $20 the cost to produce is $10, the other $10 going to the Save the Lighthouse campaign and are also selling posters of Debbie Hooper aerials of By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com Mary Beth Gunnerson made an observation and took action. The reaction will make for some special comfort from home for servicemen and women in harms way in Afghanistan. Gunnerson, from Destin, attended the packing party during last years annual Semper Fi Sisters Beach Blast in Port St. Joe. During the packing party, held last year in the Centennial Building, the Sisters wives, grandmothers, sisters, aunts of deployed military personnel assembled care packages for troops in war zones. From a rst year when 12 Star Staff Report The Gulf County Health Department will hold two u shot clinics over the coming weeks, covering both ends of the county. As a Health Department release notes, the u season is headed this way and it is time to prepare with a u shot. Flu shots are $25 per person. You must bring your identi cation and insurance cards and the Health Department accepts most third party insurances. The rst clinic will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET on Oct. 6, next Saturday, at the Port St. Joe facility located at 2475 Garrison Avenue in Port St. Joe. The second will be held 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. CT on Oct. 16 at the Wewahitchka facility located at 807 W. Highway 22. If you are unable to make either clinic and wish to schedule an appointment call the Port St. Joe facility at 227-1276 or the Wewahitchka of ce at 639-2644. Star Staff Report Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf wants your child. SHH is currently in the midst of a drive to enroll eligible children in the Florida KidCare program which in turn will make those children eligible for ve different insurance programs. Entitled the Childrens Health Insurance Enrollment Program, funded by a state grant, the drive aims at providing a low-cost insurance alternative for children, said Jo Ethridge, community health worker in Gulf and Franklin counties. The current effort is to raise awareness of FloridaKidCare and to enroll eligible children. FloridaKidCare offers affordable Lighthouse efforts, short-term solutions A blast of a sisterhood Semper Fi Sister Beach Blast arrives Oct. 17 HD to hold u shot clinics Drive seeks to insure kids PARDON OUR VIRTUAL DUST: STAR LAUNCHING NEW WEBSITE Sometime on Wednesday or Thursday, The Star website, star .com, will undergo a massive redesign that ultimately will offer more variety, opportunity and local control. By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com Gulf Countys long-running effort to be reimbursed for damages from Hurricane Gustav seems to have taken a turn for the better, said County Commissioner Warren Yeager. During a meeting with representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and Congressman Steve Southerland (R-Florida), Yeager said the argument was presented to FEMA that it could grant reimbursement of some $15 million regardless of the stance of U.S. Fish and Wildlife. Gustav roared through the Gulf of Mexico in 2008 and the resulting impacts included signi cant erosion along St. Joseph Peninsula where the county had just completed a nearly $20 million beach renourishment project. The county sought reimbursement for the loss from FEMA, originally estimated at some $15 million. The agency originally signed off, but the U.S. Fish and Wildlife stepped in, citing the peninsula as being in a Coastal Barrier Resources Act (CBRA) zone and the presence of endangered beach mouse habitat, contending the reimbursement be denied. The tussle has continued since. A bill led earlier this year by Southerland to overturn the CBRA designation in Gulf County was in signi cant part led due to the countys inability to be reimbursed for the loss of beach. From the outset, Yeager noted, FEMA and all other parties were in agreement that the beach renourishment project was an exception to CBRA rules. Reimbursement, therefore, should also represent an exception. When the project started everybody was in agreement, including FEMA, that this was an exception, Yeager said. Yeager said the discussions with FEMA and Southerland were aimed at making the argument that FEMA could make the call on reimbursement, whether or not Fish and Wildlife agreed. FEMA representatives said they would take that argument back to the agency and Yeager said he hoped to hear something in the next two months. I am encouraged and the Congressman was encouraged, County encouraged by latest step in Gustav reimbursement DONATE If you would like to donate an item or money for shipping to the Semper Fi Sisters effort to pack 1,000 Boxes of Love to troops overseas, please visit www. semper sisters.com. PHOTOS SPECIAL TO THE STAR Once the horn sounds, the annual packing party is a frenzy of activity among the Semper Fi Sisters and some community volunteers. During every Beach Blast, even the singing of the National Anthem stirs emotions. See DRIVE A9 See LIGHTHOUSE A3 See SISTERHOOD A2 See GUSTAV A9 See WEBSITE A2 Thursday, SEPTEMBER 27 2012 YEAR 74, NUMBER 50 Opinion ....................................... A4-A5 Letters to the Editor ................... A5 Outdoors ..................................... A10 Sports ........................................... A11 School News ................................ B3 Faith ............................................. B4 Obituaries .................................... B4 Classi eds................................... B8-B10 Blast on the Bay B1

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Local A2 | The Star Thursday, September 27, 2012 Joanna Bryan for County Commission District 3 Joanna@Vote4Bryan.com 850-615-5015 www.Vote4Bryan.com (Pd.Pol.Ad.) Thank you all Republicans who participated and Voted! We have a great slate of Candidates who need our continued support! HELP NOW TO GET OUT THE VOTE Sherriff .......................................................................Mike Harrison Superintendent of Schools ...............................................Jim Norton Property Appraiser ........................................................Mitch Burke Supervisor of Elections .................................................John Hanlon County Commissioner District 1 ...................................Kenny Peak County Commissioner District 3 .................................Joanna Bryan State Representative District 7 ................................Halsey Beshears US Representative ................................................Steve Southerland US Senate .....................................................................Connie Mack President .....................................................Mitt Romney/Paul Ryan KEY DATES Voter Registration Close ...................................Oct 9, 5 PM EST Absentee Ballots Request Close ........................Oct 31, 5 PM EST Early Voting Begins-Oct 27 Ends--Nov 3, 5 PM EST ELECTION DAY -NOV 6 Its a great day to be a Republican! Membership Communication Committee Watch for our new website coming soon at www.gulfgop.com SISTERHOOD from page A1 women packed 36 boxes to 24 packing 300 boxes the next year to 52 packing more than 700 boxes last year, the effort has grown exponentially. This year the goal is 1,000 Boxes of Love. I came home so tired, Gunnerson said with a chuckle. But I was so in spired. I had such a good time. The only thing we all had in common is a erce, profound and protective love of our servicemen and women. Those are the ties that bind. Gunnerson, who had been introduced to Semper Fi Sisters during a banquet for mothers of deployed soldiers, noticed that while two long lines were devot ed to packing boxes with a masculine touch for the servicemen, the powder puff line packing for ser vicewomen was a single line and not nearly as long as the other two. Gunnerson, co-owner with her husband of Sporty Lady, a womens sports wear and apparel shop in Destin, came up with a brainstorm while en route to a trade show in Miami. She wondered if she brought a yer about Sem per Fi Sisters and their Beach Blast in Port St. Joe this years begins Oct. 17 to each of her appoint ments, if vendors would be willing to ship her any left over giveaway items after the trade show season was over. Gunnerson told each vendor she would be back in touch and anything each vendor had left, she would gladly take. She called and had a y er emailed to her which she printed at a help kiosk at the Miami trade show. She took one on all appointments. I have been absolutely stunned by the response, Gunnerson said. Ive got ten monetary donations, not only from corporate ofces, but from regional ofces of the same compa nies. One vendor sent mer chandise that, wholesale, is worth about $7,000. This industry has just responded. Literally from all over the world as Gunnerson received pens, hats and vi sors from a vendor in Ger many and merchandise from Australia. Lip balms, mini-pedi cure kits, boutique shirts, all, Gunnerson noted, ar riving shipped in at boxes to allow for easy packing in the care boxes. A retailer in Manhattan, New York, sent boxes of tote bags and gift items. I gured I might end up with a box of junk, but I have received a lot of great stuff, Gunnerson said. Even people I have not yet done business with sent checks. Everyone in this coun try, regardless of political viewpoint, wants to help the military. They just need a vehicle. Its all about let ting the servicemen and women know that the aver age citizen has not forgot ten they are there and why they are there. Even Gunnersons den tist joined the fray. When she mentioned what she was doing and why, Gun nerson said he later pro duced 200 kits, complete with toothbrush, paste and oss. Adele Armitage is the director of the Ecumenical Choir of Walton County, of which Gunnerson is also a member. The choir puts on several community perfor mances each year to raise money for charity. A Marine mom introduced the group to Semper Fi Sisters. Last year, the choir per formed a concert for the 10th anniversary of 9/11 and donated the money to help defray shipping costs for the Semper Fi Sisters care packages. Gunnerson and Armit age began, as Armitage put it, burning up the in ternet with ideas about get ting more involved in the Semper Fi Sisters. Armitage didnt stop at the concert. She broached the county Ministerial As sociation about becoming involved and expects to hear back soon. Hopefully all the area churches will be stepping up and donating, Armit age said. In addition, Armitage got her chorus class at South Walton High School involved. One motivation, she said, was telling her kids that this would be a way to raise their prole, apply something of a cool sheen to the class. Armitage and her kids decorated boxes in holi day colors and distrib uted them throughout the school, igniting something of a challenge to all classes to see who could bring in the most items to send to troops. They wanted to pro vide a touch of home and the principal at the high school jumped on board the effort. The kids are pretty ex cited, Armitage said. I think its important for the kids not to be only part of themselves. They need to look beyond themselves to the world around them. Armitage and Gunner son will be in Port St. Joe along with 75 Sisters from 23 states who have regis tered to attend this years Beach Blast next month with their donated items, applying some Forgotten Coast love to the Boxes of Love to be sent. As a Marine mom, Gun nerson understands what the Beach Blast in effect a four-day Girls Night Out break from the homefront of war provides to the women, its value to those clinging to normalcy when little of life is normal with a loved one overseas in a war zone. I am so looking forward to it, Gunnerson said. Its nice. We are all at different stages of having a need for support. If they are about to come home, you are happy. If they are just en tering boot camp, you are sad. Its nice to have a group of women who know what you are going through. The new site will be far from a nished product upon launch, and we expect our website will be a work in progress for several weeks as we become procient in its use. There will be a period where the archives a searchable collection of stories that have appeared online during the last four years or so are not available. They will be added later, a time-consuming process even for one computer talking to another. Ultimately the change will offer a wider range of opportunities for both our online consumers and those of us who put it together we will have more local control over our website than ever and will be able to make changes in hours, not days. We ask for your patience as we build this new site into the comprehensive source of local news and information for Port St. Joe that you have come to expect. WEBSITE from page A1 TIM CROF T | The Star Students in the South Walton High School chorus have decorated boxes and challenged their classmates to provide items for troops overseas. The items will become part of the Boxes of Love sent by the Semper Fi Sisters. Last year more than 50 women packed over 700 Boxes of Love at the Centennial Building as the major event of the Semper Fi Sister Beach Blast. Last years Boxes of Love included this photo of Port St. Joe High School cheerleaders and students holding a Thank You banner after a football game.

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Local The Star| A3 Thursday, September 27, 2012 the lighthouse and grounds for $12.95. The ornaments are available at Portside Trading, Josephs Cottage, Bayside Florist and the No Name Caf. The posters and ornaments are both available at the Cape San Blas Lighthouse gift shop. We just had another delivery of ornaments so we are ready for any order, said Charlotte Pierce of the Historical Society. We are being optimistic. The central milestone now is government action. The land has been declared surplus by the Air Force and the process of putting the land under the jurisdiction of the General Services Administration for disposal to the private sector is underway. However, as of press time a nal determination on the proposal to move the keepers quarters had not been made and while the GSA is reportedly moving with due speed on moving the disposal process along, the exact timetable is unknown. We are at the mercy of nature and the federal government, and I am not sure which is worse, Magidson said. Underscoring the importance of the lighthouse as a tourist destination, Commissioner Rex Buzzett noted that Panama City had recently unveiled plans to renovate a portion of the downtown marina area to accommodate a lighthouse. As for the long-term with the lighthouse, commissioners approved a request from the Port St. Joe Redevelopment Agency to award a contract to Associates, LLC for the planning phase of a Lighthouse Park along the bayfront Port St. Joe. The city has proposed for months moving the lighthouse to the bayfront as the centerpiece for recreational facility in George Core Park. The planning will be funded by a $20,000 planning grant secured by the PSJRA. Gail Alsobrook, executive director of the PSJRA, said Associates, which had volunteered earlier to spearhead a task force for saving the lighthouse and grounds, would consider all of George Core Park and options for a water and recreation area to attract tourists. They would be looking at that to not only bring in tourists but also to have an educational component, Alsobrook said, alluding to the history of the lighthouse and its connection to the community. It would showcase the history and authenticity here. Part of the planning phase will include meetings to solicit public comment, Alsobrook noted. Meanwhile, a citizens committee has been formed and is examining options for saving the lighthouse and grounds. (Pd.Pol.Ad.) Becky Hare Piano/Keyboard Instructor Piano Lessons Lessons in your home for you convenience!!! 850-899-1827 Prompt Dependable Same Day Service VoteJimNorton.com (Pd.Pol.Ad.) P A ID FOR A ND APP ROVED BY JIM N ORTON, R E P UBLIC A N SU P ERINTENDENT OF SCHOOL S Annual Art & Wine Festival th Annual Art & Wine Festival th th th 14 TH A NNU A L A RT & W INE F ESTIV A L 2 PM CST For more information visit www.mexico-beach.com Saturday, October 6th, 2012 Driftwood Inn Mexico Beach, Florida $5 Entry Fee at the Door Live Music and Silent Auction Artists from Around the U.S. Great Food, Wonderful Wine & Beer LIGHTHOUSE from page A1 FILE PHOTO A short-term proposal to save the Cape San Blas Lighthouse and grounds is to move the keepers quarters and oil house (background, left) back on the property to buy time for fundraising efforts.

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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 Youve heard of getting cold feet? Well, I was beckoned to get out of bed the other morning at 5:55 a.m. because of hot feet. My alarm was set for 6 a.m.; those last five minutes of sleep are the most important and they will be lost forever. There is no getting those five minutes of sleep back and no nap can compensate for them. The only sleep that is better than the last five minutes of sleep you get in the morning is the sleep that you get after you hit the snooze button on your alarm (or turn it off). My daughter was concerned that an area of the tile floor in the bathroom was warmer than the rest of the floor. I walked into the bathroom and gave it the toe test. Indeed, it was warmer than the rest of the tile in the bathroom. The hot spot seemed to be isolated to a few tiles and rectangular in shape on the floor. My first thought was that there might be a hot water line leaking because it was definitely warmer than the rest the of the floor. On hands and knees, I held my ear down to the tile to listen for a hissing or dripping. There was no sound, but the dogs decided they needed to lick my free ear. What is it with dogs and ears? I went downstairs to look up at the ceiling and check for water on the ceiling. Thank goodness, there was no water on the ceiling. Checking the floor again upstairs, I found that the isolated area of tile was still noticeably warmer than the rest. It was puzzling, but I had to go to work. The plumber was called; he came out and checked for leaks and everything else a plumber does for $125 an hour. The plumber found no leaks. We had to be happy about no leaks; we pay plumbers on a regular basis to feel happy at least I do. When you look at it that way, the price is a bargain. Ive never been to a psychologist or psychiatrist, but I would bet they charge more than $125 an hour. In the event you actually do have a problem with your toilet or water line, a plumber can fix it. A psychologist or psychiatrist more than likely would not be able to help you with those types of problems. The bottom line is plumbers are worth the money. Poltergeist Possibly, there was a ghost in the upstairs hall bathroom. Judging by the heat of the bathroom floor, I figure it was the ghost of a large man with hair on his back that likes to stand in front of the mirror with his heels together. Envisioning what the ghost would look like, I tried the movement for a fellow at work. It can be done (heels together striking a Charles Atlaslike pose). No, I dont believe in ghosts, but there had to be an explanation. We have lived in this house for almost ten years. What could it be? The fellow that lived in the house before me was an avid photographer who was really into some sort of multi-level marketing that involved selling or pretending to sell some sort of beautification products. Perhaps there were some really steamy photographs under that tile bathroom floor or perhaps it was a hiding place for something else really hot, like a secret stash of beautification products. I still cant decide what to do. Should I tear the floor up and see whats under there? Should I knock a hole in the ceiling from below? Worrying about such things is not good for you. Unfortunately, I was not at home when the plumber came or I would have asked him. Perhaps a phone consult is a possibility. There are folks who have these seminars where they help companies build a feeling of teamwork and confidence. One seminar I read about lets their attendees walk on hot coals. This is supposed to give them confidence and make them feel they conquer the world or sell more products. Thats it. Im going to check with my homeowners association about pitching a tent in my backyard and letting folks come walk on the warm tile in my upstairs hall bathroom. They would pay me to stay overnight in the tent and walk on the warm tiles in the morning. It makes sense to me. If you are going to pay someone to walk on hot coals, you would pay to walk on my hot tiles. There has to be a market for it. On second thought, Im just going to call the plumber back. Thats another good thing about plumbers, they generally dont charge for phone consultations. Read more stories at www.CranksMyTractor. com. Paula Travis Alexander married my older brother in the fall of 1962. I thought she was ok because she went to St. Louis with us that summer and sat through both ends of a double header. The rst game went into extra innings and the nightcap saw lots of runs scored and lasted for hours. Ken Boyer hit a home run and Willie Mays lost his hat making a long running catch. I was in hog heaven. Paula, if not quite as ecstatic, never complained. True love is an amazing thing. I was fteen years old when they got married; and certainly not accredited enough to understand if I was losing a brother or gaining a sister. I didnt really give it a minutes thought. I was pondering on the extra space I was going to have in the bedroom I had shared with him since birth. And I was hoping this would mark the end of him bullying me around on slow afternoons. It was also one of the rst weddings I ever attended and I spent most of it wondering if they were actually going to kiss each other in front of all those people. Right from the start Paula treated me more like an equal than someones little brother. She would look me right in the eye and tell me what she thought. Ive never seen her mad or ustered; which, when you consider she was married to Leon, was downright almost unbelievable! She could get him to do things that no one else in the world could do. Leon sold his baby blue convertible and bought a family looking car not long after the marriage. He quit cruising around town and got a steady job. Paula never fussed or appeared put out when she got stuck at the house with me and David Mark. She was, however, a tad confounded when the ght broke out. Mom would return from the grocery store and Paula raced outside for help, Mrs. Colbert, come quickly, they are killing each other! Mom would assuage her fears with the boys will be boys line as she reached in the back for the sugar, our, milk and sundries. Somewhere along the way I took to calling her Chuck. Its too long of a story to relate here. She never seemed to mind and I think it gave us a special bond. When I had girlfriend problems I entrusted her with them. She never laughed or thought the dilemma insignicant. She also never suggested kidnapping or bashing them over the head with a club which is what Leon was telling me to do. The marriage survived stops in Pocahontas, Arkansas, (which was like the other side of the world) Lexington, Tennessee, and optometry school in Memphis. I never heard either of them complain. They settled in the Nashville area and poured their hearts into raising daughters, sonin-laws, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Let me give you a tip on a solid marriage. I was up visiting years ago and Leon was all hot to trot to show me this nice looking, low millage, gently used Corvette that he had his eye on. The salesman got quickly down to the price. We could drive it off the lot today for ten thousand dollars. Leon walked around it a couple of times quite studiously, I dont know. Twenty thousand is a lot of money. Ahhh, Dr. Colbert, you musta not heard me. Its only ten thousand. Leon asked me what I thought. He checked out the inside and muttered to himself, I just dont think I can go twenty thousand. The dealer is jumping up and down. DR. COLBERT, there is a big misunderstanding here! This like-new vehicle is only ten thousand dollars! No, Leon barely looked up, YOU dont understand. If I buy this car for ten thousand dollars, my wife is going to go out and spend ten thousand dollars on something she wants! Leon bought the Corvette. Chuck, within a couple of weeks had purchased new carpet for the entire house and added a sunroom out back. Both of my sons attended college in Nashville. Leon went to their ball games. He entertained them with crazy stories. He stood up for them when I couldnt. Chuck fed them. She opened up her house for them. Both of them consoled my boys when they were down. Both encouraged them in school. They shared all they had. When Moms health began to slip it fell Leon and Paulas lot to care for her. Youve never seen two people do more or care more. Im not sure to this day if Chuck is like the sister I never had, the good friend who has your best interest at heart or that older, wiser voice that keeps you on track. Ive spent my journalistic career writing about Leon because hes made that much of an impression on my life. If you had one small glimpse into his wit, his spontaneity, his keen insight and his zest for living, youd realize theyve got the wrong Colbert writing these little stories. Leon and Paula are celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary this week-end. WOW! How fast those years rolled by for all of us! When I got the invitation I immediately thought of the hot 1962 Sunday afternoon in St. Louis. I remembered that old blue convertible. I remember how they would drive a hundred miles an hour from Pocahontas on Friday afternoons to make the eight oclock kick off for my high school football games. I remembered Winnie-thePoodle; the many Thanksgiving and Christmas meals; the birth of children and the home going of some precious people. I thought of Chucks quiet, thoughtful advice over the years. I thought of Leons laughing, carefree, laissez faire approach to life. What a great team! True love IS an amazing thing. Respectfully, KC Thursday, September 27, 2012 CRANKS MY TRACTOR BN Heard After hitching the cart to the front of the horse, Mexico Beach is ready to ride. Lets see how far it gets. The City Council on Tuesday approved a design plan from Cathey Construction and Development for a new 3,200-squarefoot City Hall building on the site of the firedamaged Parker House. In September 2011, the Council voted to hire Cathey over another company to restore the Parker House, but later decided it would be more cost-effective to demolish the structure. Although the nature of the project changed considerably, the city did not rebid it. Cathey remained the contractor. Oh, by the way, Cathey Construction is owned by the son of Mexico Beach Mayor Al Cathey. As The News Heralds Valerie Garman reported, the mayor is listed as vice president and co-founder on the companys website and also as being responsible for assisting in the fiscal functions of the firm. (The mayor was not present for the 2011 Council vote to hire Cathey Construction.) Also, by the way, Al Cathey is a member of the Parker family that owned the house that the city purchased in July 2011 to be the site of the new city hall. The city is aware of the potential conflicts of interest. According to City Administrator Chris Hubbard, officials previously considered seeking an opinion from the state Attorney Generals Office about the issues, but that idea has been discarded. Instead, the city attorney is looking into the bidding process and contract documents to make sure the city has followed the law. Right now our city attorney is looking over everything that has been done just making sure everything is valid, Hubbard told Garman. That is an excellent strategy and one that should have been executed before the city took action on the contract. Why approve something and then determine whether it is proper? By acting prematurely, the city draws further attention to the issues and invites speculation about its motives. Had it all been cleared beforehand, the subsequent vote at least would have had the patina of legality. Mexico Beach has been down this road before. Last year, the Florida Commission on Ethics cleared Mayor Cathey of allegations of a conflict of interest resulting from the city doing business with his hardware store. The Commission found that his employment did not create a frequently recurring conflict or impediment to his public duties. However, dont assume that ruling applied to other instances of government business intersecting with the Cathey family. Even if the Cathey Construction contract receives a legal seal of approval (and we would prefer the state review it just to make sure), Mexico Beach should reexamine its practice of doing business with the mayor. What is legal may not always be proper. Sometimes in small towns there will be unavoidable overlap between public officials and their private interests everyone seemingly is connected to each other in some way. Those conflicts need to be transparent and discussed, and those affected should abstain from voting. That has happened in Mexico Beach. When they crop up repeatedly with the same person, though, officials should consider alternatives. Potential competitors might be discouraged from bidding, assuming the deck is stacked against them. Ultimately, though, the power rests with the voters. If they are uncomfortable with the relationship, they can make changes. Panama City News Herald HUNKER DOWN Kesley Colbert Hey, Hey Paula, I Wanna Marry You Hot Feet, tile in bathroom hotter than the rest I still cant decide what to do. Should I tear the oor up and see whats under there? Should I knock a hole in the ceiling from below? Worrying about such things is not good for you. Unfortunately, I was not at home when the plumber came or I would have asked him. Perhaps a phone consult is a possibility. ........................................................................ Delayed diligence VIEWPOINT

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Send your letters to : LETTERS TO THE EDITOR P.O. Box 308 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 Fax: 850-227-7212 Email: tcroft@star.com Comments from our readers in the form of letters to the editor or a guest column are solicited and encouraged. A newspapers editorial page should be a forum where differing ideas and opinions are exchanged. All letters and guest columns must be signed and should include the address and phone number of the author. The street address and phone number are for verication and will not be published. Letters must be in good taste and The Star reserves the right to edit letters for correctness and style. S HARE Y O U R OPINION S A5 | The Star Letters 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 dbutler@coastalcoverage.com Locally owned and operated Home Business Auto Health Workers Comp Thursday, September 27, 2012 Dear Editor: I am passionate about our small town events and believe they are part of our culture and character. I attended a meeting last week with a small group of about 10 dedicated volunteers trying to keep together a merchants association. The majority in attendance felt like the Halloween event, Ghosts on the Coast, was not important enough to save. They were advised that the event generated no prots that evening so why should businesses participate. I protested and Jennifer Jenkins of the Gulf County Tourist Development Council appealed to them to give her an opportunity to speak to her board. The group decided to have another meeting in October to discuss the issue. Boyer Signs took responsibility for and will sponsor the costume contest in City Commons. A committee of volunteers is ready to go to work. Becoming the adversarial member of a group is not pleasant. My thoughts immediately went back to the 4th of July and reworks in Beacon Hill! This cannot happen! Halloween or Ghost on the Coast has become a traditional event looked forward to by the entire community. Senior citizens and all age groups come to Reid Avenue to see friends and neighbors. Look at our wonderful downtown atmosphere that a mostly volunteer group the, PSJRA, has assisted in providing. After being informed by a member of the merchants committee that the Gulf County Chamber of Commerce would not produce the event, becoming proactive was required. Contacting local leaders and local business people became necessary, so I took responsibility. Who is Dana Boyer? I have been doing events for about 30 years and love the Port St. Joe events that reinforce our small-town feeling. That feeling is what visitors and local residents appreciate about our town. I did not feel like the group at our meeting reected the opinions of all the merchants or understand the traditions of Port St. Joe. Halloween has been celebrated downtown for at least 15 years, providing a safe environment for the children. Guerry Magidson, president of the Chamber of Commerce, stated that the Chamber was under the impression that the merchants did not support this event, but promised that the Chamber would support the event. Barry Sellers, director of the Chamber of Commerce, declared that Ghost on the Coast was the rst event in Port St. Joe that he participated in. He told me that the event showcases PSJ at its best; a family oriented event you dont see in Memphis or other cities. He said that even if no one purchases anything that evening, they leave feeling very positive about our businesses and community. Three different survey sheets were presented to signers. As of Monday, 24 merchants on Reid Avenue have signed supporting the Halloween event. With a much smaller business district, we will be asking everyone in the community to drop a couple of bags of candy by your favorite business or to Boyer Signs to be distributed. No one offered to sign the form that was not in favor of the event. Businesses not on Reid Avenue signed another form showing support and offering candy. My third call was to Port St. Joe City Commissioner Bo Patterson, also a Reid Avenue merchant. Bo was appalled, asking why we would not do it, this is a tradition. He felt like there were not enough activities in PSJ for children. We have a problem now in Port St. Joe. Our traditional events like Ghosts on the Coast, Christmas on the Coast and 4th of July do not have a home. The TDC will assist with funding, but do not produce events and are bound by state statutes as to how their funds are dispersed. The Chamber of Commerce has endured huge budget cuts and has no staff. Its Scallop Festival helps fund the organization. A loosely knit merchants association has no charter, bank account or liability insurance. They still worked hard and we had a 4th of July to remember. A volunteer events committee operating under the umbrella of one of the larger organizations could solve our problems. We need to work together and solve this problem for the good of our community. The politics of the situation do not matter. The children in costumes trick or treating, having fun and laughing matter. Thank you, Dana Boyer Port St. Joe Dear Editor, You may not know much about or have concern over the BP Restore Act funds but you need to learn and learn fast. Millions upon millions of dollars are becoming available to our County as compensation for the oil spill. It is an opportunity we can not take lightly and an opportunity for the public to participate and play a major role on how the funds should go for. The RESTORE the Gulf Coast States Act is a law that dedicates 80 percent of the Clean Water Act penalties that will be paid as a result of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill to the Gulf Coast states for environmental and economic restoration. The money will be used to rebuild wetlands, implement federal plans for coastal restoration and advance important resiliency measures in Gulf Coast communities. The rst law of its kind, the RESTORE Act is a historic piece of legislation and a major step toward recovery in the Gulf Coast region. The RESTORE Act was introduced in July 2011 by a bipartisan coalition of nine gulf senators. Ofcially named the Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability, Tourist Opportunities and Revived Economy of the Gulf Coast Act of 2011, the bill received broad, bipartisan support in Congress for its simple purpose: to send the oil spill penalty money back to the region damaged by the spill. The legislation was prompted in part by two ofcial reports on the spill, one conducted by Navy Secretary and former Governor of Mississippi Ray Mabus and another from the bipartisan National Commission on the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling. Both reports recommended that Clean Water Act penalties from the spill be dedicated to Gulf Coast restoration. Given the devastation the spill caused in the gulf, this was the only fair thing to do. Without the RESTORE Act, this penalty money could have been used for unrelated federal spending rather than for restoration. These funds should not be left to the whims of the County Commission reeking with lame ducks and has displayed their improper stewardship in the mishandling of money like TDC. Here is a website that will help you www.hufngtonpost. com/2012/07/16/bp-oil-spillrestore-act_n_1675566.html. Most alarming is the obvious rush that Commissioner Bill Williams is trying to accomplish before he leaves ofce this November. His display of disdain for Gulf County and his horric personal nancial mistakes should strike fear into all of us. He is No longer a resident of Gulf County as he lives in Tallahassee according to reliable sources. So you have a lame duck, proven nancial failure who is not a resident of our community and for some reason rushing to make our nancial decisions. Could it be that he has hopes to personally gain from this or do you think he is doing this out of the goodness of his heart? You decide. Lets slow this train wreck down. Why do we not have more public participation, workshops to develop all the ideas? How about changing the commission meeting time so that the working public can attend? They work for us not the other way around. We should demand evening times so that more citizens can participate. Could it be they are afraid of public participation? Again, you decide. There just might be other ideas about how the money should be utilized for economic development other than where they are headed. There are some smart people in our community who could participate in this if we take time to do it right. Knee-jerk decision-making and rushing to turn in a plan before Williams is out of ofce in a few weeks does not seem the right way to go. Did you know that our rainy day funds are all but non existent? So if we are hit by a hurricane we are in trouble. This is merely one important area of concern where funds should be and are not. There are other issues such as our infrastructures like the land ll, proving that the plan must have more public participation and support. What could possibly be wrong with taking a little more time and if necessary getting an extension which is easily done to make sure we do the right thing. This money belongs to our community not a select group of individuals who see this as a road to recovery for their personal nancial faults. Contact your commissioner and let them know we need to slow down and have much more public input! Citizens Improving Gulf County Water/Sewer Rates: Dear Editor: The city of Port St. Joe decides to raise water/ sewer rates due to low usage? WOW dirty water low usage .??? So penalize the users for the engineering mistakes. Way to go city elected ofcialscant gure why the lack of usage? Dees logic. Again a reason for not having a single source for engineering services! Bo Williams St. Joe Beach/Beacon HillSA VING GHOSTS ON THE COAST RESCUING THE RESTORE ACT Letter to the EDITOR

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Local The Star| A7 Thursday, September 27, 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 A8 | The Star Thursday, September 27, 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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Land use fee waiver Commissioners, citing precedent set by the BOCC in January, agreed to waive the fee for a small scale land use map amendment to the county comprehensive plan requested by the son of Commissioner Carmen McLemore. The BOCC earlier this year decided to waive the $500 application fee for a small scale land use map amendment in the cases of property owners whose property had during the 1990 adoption of the comp plan been mistakenly placed in a conservation designation. Such a designation does not allow building. The parcel in question, along the Chipola River, is surrounded by other lands also designated conservation, some of which are in state hands others in private hands. The waiver fee had raised questions, Commissioner Ward McDaniel noted. There is already a structure on the property, the Property Appraisers of ce lists a residential dwelling on the property, there has been no inspection or other building department process requirements met and the county placed a halt on construction on the property when a complaint was led in July. County planner David Richardson emphasized that the matter before the board was simply the waiver of the application fee before the issue is taken to the Planning and Development Review board for further consideration. After several con icts in the application were noted by a citizen, commissioners emphasized that disparities would be worked out in the process and that all required permits, state and local, would have to be secured. health insurance for a child not covered by a health insurance plan. FloridaKidCare is a private affordable insurance for children from birth to age 18. A familys income and size determines eligibility for the child. 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Good weather and seas last week produced great catches from Mexico Beach to Indian Pass. Good red sh are in the surf up and down the coast as well right now. Cut bait and nger mullets will do the trick, and all times of the day seem to be producing sh! Inshore Offshore What a huge difference in one week can make! Our inshore red sh and ounder catches are great. Most action for ounder is under the George Tapper Bridge shing with nger mullet or bull minnows. Good red sh are coming our of the canal here as well, and most anglers are taking advantage of the plentiful live bait here as well for red sh. Scallop season is now over, and we hope next year will be better. SPONSORED BY Squirrel season opens Oct. 13 on private lands Special to The Star Gray squirrel season opens in Florida on private lands Oct. 13. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission decided last spring to provide squirrel hunters another month of hunting, similar to dates in other southeastern states. This change means more opportunity for squirrel hunters, said Paul Scharine, FWC public hunting areas biologist. The message were trying to get out is this change only applies to private property. For hunting dates on public lands, Scharine said hunters should consult the printed 2012-13 wildlife management area regulations or go online for speci c area dates at MyFWC.com/Hunting and select WMA Brochures. The daily bag limit is 12 gray squirrels. Star Staff Report T. H. Stone St. Joseph Peninsula State Park recently was named the countrys No. 1 state park by a popular destination website. This Saturday, the Friends of the St. Joseph Peninsula State Park want to show off the treasure they volunteer to maintain. The Friends will sponsor St. Joseph State Park Appreciation Day this Saturday as part of National Lands Day. There will be a morning shoreline cleanup and beverages and food will be served from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. ET. The South Gulf County Volunteer Fire Department will be doing the grilling, and Scallop Cove will be providing ice cream for the kids. The Appreciation Day kicks off in earnest from 3-7 p.m. with music from the Flabbergasted Band at Eagle Harbor. The music can be enjoyed from a boat or on land. There will be a host of activities throughout the day. St. Joseph Peninsula State Park was at the top of a list of great state parks. Find out why on Saturday. Star Staff Report Hayley Smith and Kayla Lindsey of Gulf County, Area A, were two of 50 Florida 4-H youths who quali ed at the Florida 4-H Horse Show in July for the Southern Regional Show in Perry, Ga., which was Aug. 1-5. The events the two competed in were poles, barrels and stake races, along with participants from 13 states across the Southern Region, including Arkansas, Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Mississippi, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas and Virginia. Seventy-seven riders competed in the poles Aug. 4, with Lindsey placing seventh in a time of 21.831 seconds and Smith nishing 14th with a time of 22.845. Next up was the barrels, where the two competed against 78 other riders. Smiths time of 17.401 was good for eighth, and Lindsey nished out of the top 15 nalists with a time of 19.657. There were 68 riders competing in the stake race, with Smith nishing 15th with a time of 9.075 and Lindsey nishing in 9.657 seconds, missing the top 15. The top 15 riders in each class advanced to Sundays nals. The nal results are determined after the times of the two days are combined for calculating the placing and High Point Results. On Sunday, Smith and Lindsey competed in the nals of the poles. Lindsey placed fourth in a time of 22.771 to earn seven points. Smith earned ve points with a sixth-place nish in a time of 23.490. Smith earned four points in barrels with a time of 17.815, good for seventh; and Smith added three points with a time of 8.763 seconds that placed her eighth among the nal 15. Smith ended up fourth in the speed events high point results among the top 22, nishing with 12 points and Lindseys 10 points were good enough for 10th. All sponsors, volunteers and supporters of the Gulf County Big River Riders 4-H program congratulate Smith and Lindsey for an astounding job competing in their classes. For more information about local 4-H programs, call the Gulf County Extension Of ce at 639-3200 or 229-2909 or visit www.gulf. ifas.ulf.edu. SPECIAL TO THE STAR Kayla Lindsey, left, and Hayley Smith each placed among the top 10 in Speed Events during the recent 4-H Regional Horse Show in Georgia. Big River Riders compete at regional horse show Enjoy countrys No. 1 state park Saturday

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This means you. THE FLU ENDS WITH U PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA SP O RTS www.starfl.com Thursday, September 27, 2012 A Page 11 Section Amid signs of improvement, Lady Sharks drop 2 Star Staff Report The Port St. Joe High School volleyball team continued to show improvement as the season reaches the midway mark, but wins are in short supply. Last Monday, Port St. Joe traveled to Wewahitchka and lost in ve games in a competitive match 25-23, 12-25, 26-24, 20-25 and 10-15. The following night, the Lady Sharks were at home against Franklin County, coming up short in four games, 25-19, 21-25, 17-25 and 24-26. Sophomore Daphne Baptista, setter, is healthy again and ready to practice, coach Wayne Taylor said. Baptista has been out with a fractured bula since FSU camp in July. Shell de nitely be another asset to the team, Taylor said. The team serving percentage is improving. Against Franklin County the Lady Sharks were 98 percent as a team with only two serving errors. Again, getting that rst pass seems to be our hardest hurdle to clear, Taylor said. With 13 digging errors and 18 receiving errors, you just cant expect to win a close match by giving away 31 of the points. Each match seems to be showing more and more signs of improvement. The Lady Sharks were at Blountstown on Tuesday as the second half of the season gets underway. Star Staff Report Cottondale pulls away from Wewahitchka WEWAHITCHKA Cottondale held Wewahitchka scoreless in the second half and pulled away for a 34-20 District 2-1A victory in a football game Friday night. The two teams were knotted 20-20 at halftime, and the host Gators failed to keep pace. Wewa quarterback Rashard Rainey ran for a 4yard touchdown, and he also heaved a pair of long touchdown passes. He connected with Jay Shiver on a 70-yard touchdown reception and later added a 57-yard pass to Jarvest Sher eld for another touchdown. Jalyn Addison led the Gators (1-3) with 10 carries for 61 yards. Rainey completed just 5 of 17 passes but threw for 185 yards. Sher eld had three catches for 86 yards. WHS cross country competes at Graceville, Tallahassee The Wewahitchka High School cross country competed in a meet Sept. 12 at Graceville. The boys team placed second, led by Jakob Bidwell. Following Bidwell across the line were Micah Lister, Josh Epps, Shaquille Scott, Elijah Sarmiento, Colby Gay and Weston Sarmiento. The Lady Gators placed fourth led by Ashleigh Price. Price was followed by ShaMario Cole, Rylee Waters, Mileena Shirah, Emily Roberts and Brooke Hysmith. The cross country team also competed in a meet at Tom Brown Park in Tallahassee. The boys were again led by Bidwell, Lister, Epps, Jason Haire, Scott, Gay, Elijah Sarmiento, Weston Sarmiento, Charlie Laird and Jonah Bidwell, in that order of nish. The girls also did well, said coach Mary Holley, with Price leading the way in front of Cole, Waters, Brittany Grif n and Tara Walding. Lady Gators improve to 7-3 in volleyball The Wewahitchka High School volleyball team beat Port St. Joe and Graceville and Franklin County to reach 7-3 as the season reached its midpoint. The Lady Gators beat Franklin County in four games, 25-10, 23-25, 250-22 and 25-6 before returning home to beat Port St. Joe in ve, 23-25, 25-13, 24-26, 25-20 and 15-10. The Lady Gators also swept a doubleheader with Graceville, winning the rst best-of-three match 25-18 and 25-19 before winning a best-ofve match, 25-11, 10-25, 25-5 and 25-17. The Lady Gators played at Franklin County on Monday. Sports BRIEFS By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com The host Tiger Sharks had a handle on the game in the rst half, but Blountstown swiped it back in the second. In a physical contest in which neither team managed 150 yards of total offense, Blountstown made several huge second-half plays to secure a 14-6 win in the District 2-1A opener for both teams Friday night. I am proud of the kids, but disappointed for them because when you play that hard you would like to win, Port St. Joe coach Chuck Gannon said. They have to learn to nish. We are playing some good teams early in the season and we are just not learning how to nish. Were getting down in scoring position. We are creating chances. We are just not nishing. That is something we have to learn to do. Both defenses were outstanding, particularly the Tiger Sharks (1-2 overall) in the opening half. With two weeks to prepare, Port St. Joe tossed schemes and formations at the Tigers (3-1 overall) they had not shown before, said Blountstown coach Greg Jordan. Blountstown managed just 19 total offensive yards in the rst half and nished with 143 offensive yards, less than 100 on the ground. Its a win but we sure had to earn it, Jordan said. They showed some things we had never seen on lm and we were confused early in the game. In the end, we didnt have many offensive yards but we made enough big plays to make the difference. You have to give credit to Port St. Joe. No matter how much you tell the kids how physical a Blountstown-Port St. Joe game is, they have to play it to understand. The Tiger Sharks, who actually outgained Blountstown by 5 yards, came up with the rst key play of the game, on special teams. Dusty Richter barreled in from the right side on a fourth-down punt and managed, with help from the up blocker who Richter pushed through on his way to the punter, to block the punt. Ramello Zaccarro scooped up the ball at the Tiger 27 and was untouched on his way to the end zone. A pass was incomplete on the extra point try and it was 6-0. The Tigers entered Port St. Joe territory just twice in the rst half, once courtesy a roughing the kicker penalty, and could get no closer than the Tiger Shark 37. Port St. Joe also had two forays into enemy territory, but one ended on downs and another on a fumbled snap. The Tiger Sharks seemed to grab momentum when Jarkeice Davis (a game-high 80 rushing yards) recovered an onside kick to start the second half. But Port St. Joe turned it over on downs at the Tiger 38, one of four times the Tiger Sharks were in Blountstown territory in the second half, the deepest penetration the 28, without coming away with points. On its second possession of the half, the Tigers struck for the biggest play of the game when quarterback Hunter Jordan found Ryan Hathcox with inside position on a 32-yard post pattern for a touchdown, the extra point kick putting the Tigers ahead to stay. They added an insurance touchdown early in the fourth quarter when on a fourth-andgoal from the 8, Hunter Jordan scrambled out trouble in the pocket and nessed his way just inside the left corner of the end zone. The extra point made it 14-6 with 6:24 to play. Port St. Joe hosts Holmes County at 7:30 p.m. ET Friday at Shark Field. Blountstown edges PSJ COURTESY OF WAYNE TAYLOR Jarkeice Davis (1) and the Tiger Sharks held Blountstown to 19 total yards of offense in the rst half.

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Local A12 | The Star Thursday, September 27, 2012 The Wewahitchka Dixie Girls Softball Team would like to thank the following businesses and individuals for their support in making our teams trip to the World Series possible and a memory of a lifetime! A & A Homecare, Inc. Akes Septic, Inc. All-Phase Heating & Cooling, Inc. Anna Hood Barbara Gay Billy Traylor Bonnie Bush Brent Blackburn Brian and Sonya Hill Britt and Wyvonne Grifn Picket Brooke and Kristen Wooten Bruce and Carolyn Husband Buchanan Byron and Doris Jean Whitten Caitlin Rich Carmen McLemore Centennial Bank Charlie Pettis Pest Services Chipola Turf Farms City of Wewahitchka Coastal Towing and Roadside Service, Inc. Colby and April Giles Creek Stop & Deli Crystal Gaskin Dan Christie Danny and Nicki Little Darlene Ake David Newsome David Walker Davis McLemore Dayton and Daphne Lister Derrick Bennett, P.A. Donna Myers Doug and Becky Birmingham Doug and Jenny Sloan Ed and Linda Wood Ed and Nancy Wooten Eddie and Lori Price Eddie Summers Educational Management Consultant Services Ellis Smith Emerald Coast Plumbing Employees Club of Wewahitchka, Inc. Estelane ODonnell F & B Builders, Inc. Freddie Pitts Family Gail Haddock Gary Bellamy Gaskin-Graddy Insurance Agency, Inc. George Cox Georgetown County, SC Glorida Wood Good Spirits of Wewahitchka Graybar, Inc. Guffeys Electric Gulf Coast Electric Co-Op, Inc. Gulf Coast Real Estate Group Gulf County Sheriffs Ofce Employee Club, Inc. Hannon Insurance Agency The Haughty Heron Hayes Marine Service Helen Cook Houston and Linda Whiteld Howard Creek Country Mart Indian Pass Marine James Smith Jerry Gaskin Jerry Pybus Electric, Inc. Jim Brown Jim and Deborah McKnight Jim Norton Candidate for Gulf County Superintendent of Schools Joe and Becky Nugent Joey Kirkland Insurance, Inc. John Ford John Gainous John Gainous VFW Post of Highland View Karen Seay Kerrigan Marketing Assoc. K-Leighs Krystal Clary LaDonna Price Larry and Verna Mathes Lee Barker Leisa Hathaway Lewis Lyndsey Lions Club of Port St. Joe Lloyd and Blynda Owens Lookout Lounge Manuel & Thompson, P.A. Attorneys at Law Mariah Brown Mark Cothran Mary Ann Peak McLemore Law Firm Mel Magidson Jr., P.A. Michael Hammond Mike Aiken Mike and L ana Harrison Mike and Robin Stroud Miller Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. Miller HVAC, Inc. Missy Hicks Odis and Leiko Wooten Panama City Paper Mill Employees Fund Peaks Unlimited Phil Lanford Philip Nunnery Phillip Gaskin Preble-Rish, Inc. Progress Energy, Inc. Ralph and Patty Fisher Ramseys Printing and Ofce Products, Inc. Raymond Shiver Richs IGA Ricky Long Robert Hicks and Diane King Roman Brown Ronnie Butler Ronnie Stanley Sara Joe and Clayton Wooten Service Call Shop Sharon Gaskin Skylar Hunter Sonya Todd Southeastern Consulting Engineers, Inc. Southern Orthopedic Specialists, P.A. St. Joe Bar & Package, Inc. A.J. Smith Candidate for State Representative Steve and Becky Norris Steve Brants Roong Steve Brants Roong Steve Strange All Phase Heating and Cooling Subway of Wewahitchka Taunton Truss, Inc. Terry Royal Timmy Wade Tom Ferrell Tommy and Cindy Traylor Tony and Susan Price Tony Justice Wade and Cathy Simmons Ward McDaniel Waterfront Auto Sales Wewahitchka Elementary School Wewahitchka Search & Rescue, Inc. Woody Borders Miller Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. Odis and Leiko Wooten Panama City Paper Mill Employees Fund Ramseys Printing and Ofce Products, Inc.

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COMMUNITY www.starfl.com Thursday, September 27, 2012 B Page 1 Section Star Staff Report Port St. Joe Elementary School, partnering with Gulf Coast State College, is among 20 schools nationwide and the only school in Florida to be honored by College For Every Student as a 2011-2012 School of Distinction. Last week, CFES Program Director Carol Cathey presented a School of Distinction banner to Principal Sue Gannon, CFES Scholars, team members and Gulf County Superintendent Jim Norton. The CFES program has proven to be of bene t to all of our students grades pre-K through 6, and it is a honor to receive recognition as a CFES School of Distinction, Gannon said. The CFES School of Distinction award recognizes schools that have exemplary programs incorporating the three CFES core practices: Leadership through Service, Mentoring, and Pathways to College. Schools of Distinction offer school-wide activities that enable all students and their families to learn about the college application process, nancial aid, and strategies that foster college persistence. The faculty members on the CFES team worked diligently with students and Gulf Coast State College representatives to complete all of the necessary requirements for this honor, Gannon stated. Because of their efforts, our students are much more aware of the college opportunities Star Staff Report During halftime of last weeks contest against Blountstown, Port St. Joe High School inducted six new members into the schools Athletic Hall of Fame, which already features greats such as Adrian Gant, David Langston and Vernon Eppinette. The six run the gamut, from a player on the schools rst state championship football team when the game was played six a side to a long-time announcer, two of the great coaches to walk the halls of Port St. Joe High and one of the great female athletes in school history. The six were: Billy Fleming Named Most Athletic in 1949, Fleming became the voice of the Port St. Joe Sharks shortly after graduating high school. During a span of four decades, Flemings voice, described as a steady baritone, announced every Port St. Joe game from 1952-1987. Fleming was known to his accuracy and for his naming players and numbers, no matter the talent level. On those rare occasions he missed the play, Fleming was known to simply say, A host of Sharks in on the play and leave it at that. While at Port St. Joe, Fleming played and was a standout in football and basketball. After his retirement as Shark public address announcer, he was succeeded by his son-inlaw, Teedy Nobles, and grandson, Bobby Nobles, all Sharks themselves. Fleming was also known for his famous fourth-quarter pronouncement, Following the game, there will be a [Victory Dance] at the Centennial Building$2 stag and $3 drag. Holly M. Russ Holly Russ was the youngest of 10 and a 1988 graduate of Port St. Joe High School where she excelled as a student/athlete, particularly in basketball. She was a three year MVP, a member of the state Class 2A rst team as a junior and senior, named rst team AllBig-Bend in Class 2A and she nished her high school career in the regional nals. GCSC holding health care job training session By JESSICA McCARTHY 747-5073 | @PCNHJessica jmccarthy@pcnh.com PANAMA CITY The number of jobs in the health care industry is expanding, and Gulf Coast State College is bringing job training information to the community. GCSC, in conjunction with Career Step, an online health care school, offers training for health care-related jobs such as medical coding and billing, medical transcription and medical administrative assisting. Elizabeth Hooks, business training and marketing coordinator for GCSC, said it is about opportunity. We want to provide training and information for the health care industry because its such a growing career eld, Hooks said. Its one of the few industries still expanding in this economic situation. The online training incorporates feedback from employers, ensuring graduates have the skills needed for the workforce. Some of the programs have been evaluated by industry associations; the medical coding and billing program is approved by the American Health Information Management Association, a certi cation organization. Hooks also said for some, this can be a new start. So many people are changing careers right now because of the economy and this may be what they need, Hooks said. They can come and learn about a new career option. Sherrie Lock, health care coordinator for GCSC, said this online training offers fast beginnings. The advantage to the online health-care certi cate course is the exibility in schedule and convenience of learning from home, Lock said. Students are able to register for the course anytime and begin the training within one to three business days and course access and student support is 24/7. Once the course is successfully completed, student support provides assistance to pass the national certi cation exam and resources with the job search. If students enroll in the online training programs by Oct. 31, they might be eligible for a free laptop or discounted tuition. PSJES named School of Distinction See PSJES B6 WANT TO GO? What: Info session on health care job training Where: Gibson Lecture Hall, Student Union East, GCSC When: 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Thursday To register: Sherrie Lock at 850-872-3823 or slock@gulfcoast.edu PSJHS inducts 6 into Athletics Hall of Fame BILLY FLEMING HOLLY M. RUSS See HALL OF FAME B7 FILE PHOTOS Will Rambeaux (right) will return to Blast on the Bay Songwriters Festival for a fourth year. Below, the Blast on the Bay begins with the Thursday evening bon re for sponsors and guests. on the Bay begins with the Thursday evening bon re for sponsors and guests. BEACHSIDE BASH By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com A songwriters festival, Nashville, Tenn., songwriter Will Rambeaux said, is a chance to reconnect to that skinny 18-year-old who wanted to be a rock star. Rambeaux and almost two dozen songwriters will descend on the Forgotten Coast Oct. 19-20 for the fourth annual Blast on the Bay Songwriters Festival. We love it down there, Rambeaux said from the set a new Nashvillebased television series in which he plays, surprise, a songwriter. Songwriters do this all year round, all over the country. These kinds of festivals are growing. Port St. Joe is what Id call a boutique festival. It is not Key West, where they have something like 300 songwriters and which is the granddaddy of them all. But we keep it small, because we like it that way. The community, the venues, has their charms. We love it. In a sense, Rambeaux could be considered the godfather of the Blast on the Bay event. After the closing of the paper mill and a move to attracting tourists to Gulf County, Rambeauxs nephew, who had grown up attending songwriters festival with Rambeaux, suggested a festival along the Forgotten Coast. When it was rst proposed I said, Port St. What? Rambeaux said with a laugh. I never heard of the place. But I came down and scouted the area and just fell in love with it. I thought this is the best-kept secret in Florida. The initial festival proved such a success that is has steadily grown, from a dozen artists the rst year to almost two dozen this year. They will be performing at venues such as Sunset Coastal Grill, the Haughty Heron, Thirsty Goat, Toucans, Lookout Lounge, Provisions and Mango Marleys. See BASH B5

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B2 | The Star Thursday, September 27, 2012 OF THE WEEK PET St. Joseph Bay Humane Society Meet the beautiful, green eyed and sweet Babykins. She is very sociable with kids and adults and has adapted well as a kitten watcher in the catio. Babykins is an upper deck kitty and would enjoy being spoiled in a furrever home where she would be a purrfect lady at all times. Give this sweet girl a second chance. Babykins adoption fee has been reduced. 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. 2088549 Admission = FREE Parking = FREE. Coin Dealers from all over the southeast will be set up. Buy-Sell-Trade, Coins, Paper Money, Tokens, Medals. Numismatic literature available while supplies last. Dont Miss The Fun! For additional info: Dave (850) 936-4892 or Bill (850) 865-0529. Coin Show sponsored by Ft. Walton Beach Coin Club. Saturday, September 29, 10 am 5 pm and Sunday, September 30, 10 am 4 pm. In the Atrium of Westwood Retirement Resort, 1001 MarWalt Drive, FWB, FL (across from FWB Medical Center). FREE Coin to all Attendees signing in @ Welcome Table. FOR A BETTER GUL F COUNTY COMMISSIONER GUL F COUNTY DISTRICT 1 I WANT TO GO TO WORK F OR YOU! POLITICAL ADVERTISEMENT P AID FOR AND A PP ROVED BY KENNY P EAK, RE P UBLICAN FOR COUNTY COMMISSIONER DISTRICT 1 (Pd.Pol. A d.) I W I LL WORK TO CREATE JOBS S TOP WASTEFUL SPEND I NG LI FE-LONG RES I DENT OF G ULF C OUNTY A S THE O WNER / O PERATOR OF C ARPET C OUNTRY F OR OVER 25 YEARS, I HAVE THE EXPER I ENCE AND LEADERSH I P NEEDED TO REPRESENT G ULF C OUNTY W I TH A PLAN FOR SMART ECONOM I CAL GROWTH F OR GENERATIONS TO COME! 2088561 4138484 Society Star Staff Report Students from Gulf and Franklin county schools will be joining thousands of other students on athletic elds across the nation on Wednesday, Oct. 17 to share their faith with fellow students during the seventh annual Fields of Faith, sponsored by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. This rapidly-growing, interdenominational outreach event will be held at more than 400 locations across the country. While many Christian rallies are anchored to an entertainer or professional speaker that creates a spectator event, Fields of Faith is structured as a studentto-student ministry. Peers invite their own classmates and teammates to meet on their schools athletic eld to hear fellow students share their testimonies, challenge them to read the Bible and to come to faith in Jesus Christ. This will be the rst Fields of Faith event in Gulf County. Since the beginning of Fields of Faith in 2004, more than 500,000 students have joined. In 2011, 160,000 students gathered on 475 elds across 36 states. While Fields of Faith has its roots with FCA leadership, the event is designed to include multiple national Christian organizations, local churches and ministries. A local leadership will determine the program at each Fields of Faith event. More information about Fields of Faith is available at FieldsofFaith. com. To learn more about the event in Port St. Joe, contact Dena Sapp at 478-957-4501. Star Staff Report Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf welcomes to its staff Dr. Alfred Cardet, a board certi ed orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Cardet is an orthopedic surgeon with Bay Medical (a member of Sacred Heart Health System) and has recently received privileges to admit patients at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf. Dr. Cardet will be providing services to Bay, Gulf, and Franklin County residents at the Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf Medical Of ce Building on Thursdays, beginning on September 27. Dr. Cardet is a member of the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery. He attended medical school at University of Miami/Jackson Memorial, Miami, Florida and an internship at John A. Burns School of Medicine, Honolulu, Hawaii. He later returned to the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial to complete his residency. Dr. Cardet brings nearly 30 years of medical experience in orthopedic surgery. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Cardet, please ask your primary physician to refer you. If you have questions regarding the services that Dr. Cardet will be providing, please contact his of ces at 850-914-7060. By UF/IFAS Extension and Farm Credit On Friday, Aug. 17, 13 innovative farmers and ranchers were recognized by University of Florida IFAS Extension and Farm Credit of Northwest Florida at the Jay Community Center in Santa Rosa County. This is the second year these two organizations have teamed up to honor a selection of the Top Innovative Farmers in the Florida Panhandle. Mark Godwin was recognized as Gulf County Agriculture Innovator of the Year by Roy Lee Carter, Gulf County Extension Director. Mark operates Gulf Shrimp Farms near the Howard Creek Community. Gulf Shrimp Farms is a business that produces the paci c white shrimp in a pond culture. These shrimp are normally grown in the Gulf of Mexico and other saltwater bodies. Mark was able to drill a well 1,200 feet deep and tap into the underground aquifer and amazingly found water with the same salinity as sea water. He has approximately 55 acres in production at present and plans to double acres in the very new future. Star Staff Report Boardwalk Realty of NW Florida, Inc. welcomes Michael Patrick. Michael is originally from Wyalusing, PA and has lived and enjoyed living in Port St. Joe since 2009. Like many, after vacationing to the area with his family for the last 20 years, he and his family chose to make Port St. Joe their home. He is a pilot, loves photography, scalloping, shing, cooking and all that has to do with enjoying St. Joseph Bay. Michael is a Florida-licensed real estate agent and a graduate of West Virginia University. His specialty is First Time Home Buyers and Relocation. As a resident of Port St. Joe, he knows not only the area, but the lifestyle and looks forward to helping you reach your real estate dreams. Michael can be reached at his of ce 227-7891. Star Staff Report There will be a bene t for Marsha Posey and Carol Jean Lindsey to help with the cost of medical and travel expenses due to both battling cancer. We will be doing photographs at noon ET on Saturday, Sept. 29, at Windmark Beach. There will be a minimum of a $10 donation and it will include your pictures being taken and put on disc. Please come out and help support these amazing ladies! Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf Welcomes Alfred Cardet, MD SPECIAL TO THE STAR Mike Patrick Patrick joins Boardwalk Realty County schools to participate in Fields of Faith event Godwin honored POSEY, LINDSEY BENEFIT Star Staff Report Gulf County Senior Citizens at 120 Library Drive in Port St. Joe are asking for donations of non-perishable foods for low-income seniors such as juice, canned tuna and chicken, soup or vegetables. Small inexpensive bingo prizes are always needed for clients that love to play bingo several times a week. They provide hot nutritious, noon meals Monday through Friday to seniors 60 and over. Transportation may be available to meal sites. Anyone interested in coming to 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 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 639-5345/2276425. 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. Gulf County Senior citizens need your help WEWAHITCHKA WOMANS CLUB AUCTION

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The Star| B3 Thursday, September 27, 2012 Star Staff Report Two four-week sessions of Clay After School art classes will be offered this fall for children ages 8 and up at The Artery Studio, 214 Williams Avenue. Classes will be offered from 3:15 to 5:15 p.m. ET on Tuesday afternoons. Session one begins Oct. 9, and runs for four consecutive weeks, and session two begins Nov. 6 running through Dec. 4, with a break during the week of Thanksgiving. Children may be dropped off immediately after school to enjoy social time and a snack before class. The instructor for the class is Leslie Wentzell, an accomplished Port St. Joe artist who works primarily in clay, and is the owner of The Artery Studio. Working with clay helps children develop coordination, concentration, self esteem and teaches them how to transform ideas into creative expression, said Wentzell. The students will learn many different kinds of techniques in the classes, such as the pinch method, coiling, slab work, cartooning (figurines), abstract work, and various textured applications. While no prior clay experience is necessary. More challenging work will be offered to children with previous experience. Wentzell enjoys sharing her love of art with young people, and has previously taught clay classes for the Gulf Alliance for Local Arts (GALA), as well as at the Visual Arts Center in Panama City. She has been an Artist-InResidence at Port St. Joe Junior/Senior High School and at Franklin County Elementary School through a program offered by Very Special ArtsFlorida (VSA-Florida). While teaching technique is very important with clay, I try to incorporate broader art concepts into all of my teaching, she said. The cost for the classes is $60 for a fourweek session. Each session will be different, with different projects, and all materials and firing are included. A $20 family discount per additional child ($40 cost per session) is available. Additionally, a limited number of scholarships are available. Registration for the classes may be done at The Artery, which is open Wednesday through Friday afternoons, and Saturdays, or on their web site (www. ArteryStudio.com). More information is available by calling The Artery at 850-227-5741. School News Port St. Joe Elementary School Front Row: Ella Dimitrijevich, Nijah Quinn, Ava Kennedy, Cody Lamb. Back Row: Caleb Schweikert, Troy Bell, Kyndell Moore, Karys Linton, Skylar Addison, Gunner Grogan. WES Elementary School Tray Mozie is in Ms. Bowers third grade class. Tray is exceptionally mature and independent. He is a reliable young man who understands the importance of taking his school work seriously. Special to The Star The school year is in full swing and the students at Port St Joe Junior-Senior High School are rapidly moving forward. SGA kicked it off with a GREAT rst day program and we already have 5 weeks of school in the books. For parents, a progress report is sent home with your student every four weeks, so, if you havent seen a Progress Report yet, ASK! A BIG THANK YOU goes out to Mrs. Wanda Nixon and Ms. Pam Lister, our Guidance Department, who did a fantastic job with our College Fair held on Sept. 9. Over 25 Colleges and Universities were represented and truly made Port St Joe the center of College Information. Football is in full swing. Our Sharks are in the mix for a District Championship. Come and see the Sharks take on Holmes County at 7:30 p.m. ET on Friday at Shark Field. Shark Field is also the place you can also our JV host Bozeman at 7 p.m. tonight. GO SHARKS. Our Volleyball Teams are competing all over Northwest Florida. Our young Varsity, coached by Mr. Wayne Taylor, has been up against some pretty stiff competition but is gaining the experience needed to be true champions. Come support the Lady Sharks at 6 p.m. ET Tuesday, Oct. 2 when they host Liberty County. The JVs coached by Mrs. Karen Taylor, start the contest with the Varsity game following. Coach K has taken the reins of our Cross Country Team. They hosted a District meet on Wednesday the 26th, and travel to Bay High on Oct. 6 to continue their quest for a district berth. Good Luck to our Cross Country runners. The votes are in, and this years Homecoming Court will be announced this week. Homecoming is Friday, Oct. 12 against Rocky Bayou. Festivities kick off with a Parade down Reid Avenue at 3:15 p.m. followed by kickoff at 7:30 p.m. Any group, business, individual, club, etc. interested in participating in our Homecoming Parade, please contact LCDR Jarosz at 229-6177 and leave your Group Name, type of participation (Float, Golf Cart, classic vehicle walking), Point of Contact, Phone Number and E-Mail address. The deadline for participation requests is Wednesday, October 10, 2012. Congratulations to the following Anniversaries; Classes of 1962 (50th), 1972 (40th), 1982 (30th), 1987 (25th), 1992 (20th), 2002 (10th), 2012 (1st). Come celebrate with us on October 12th. If you would like to know whats going on at Port St Joe Junior-Senior High School, we can send you a copy of our weekly schedule. Email LCDR Jarosz at mjarosz@gulf.k12..us and hell put you on the Shark Bites list. Community support is essential for the success of all our programs. Come see whats happening and support The Sharks! By KA T HIE SA R MIEN T O Special to The Star In his best selling book Lifes Little Instruction Book, H. Jackson Brown said, Always buy from the kids that are trying to raise money. This can be a chal lenge in todays tough eco nomic times. It seems that every sport, church, school, or civic group is in need. However, we must try to re member that it is all about the greater good. When you participate in a fundraiser, you are making an invest ment in the life of a child. So, everyone benets. FCS students are com ing to a neighborhood near you. Be sure to look through the newest gift catalog for Christmas gifts. THANK YOU to all the parents, students, and customers involved in the local fundraising projects. We are going to make the world a better place, one campaign at a time. Registration begins for after-school art classes DAZZLING DOLPHINS PRINCIP ALS SPECIAL RECOGNITION The Lions TALE The Lions Tale Fundraising: Investing in our children

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FAITH Page B4 www.starfl.com SUNDAY : WOR S HIP AT SUN S ET P ARK 8 AM 10:30 AM ON THE 2ND SUNDAY OF THE MONTH SUNDAY: BI B LE CLA SS 9:30 AM SATURDAY : COFFEE T IME 9 11 AM M ONDAY : L IFE T REE CAF 7 PM W EDNE S DAY : MEN S B I B LE S TUDY 8 AM & WOMEN S BI B LE STUDY 5 PM 1602 Hwy 98, Mexico Beach, FL (850) 890.1424 www.livingwateratthebeach.com Jerry Arhelger, SOUTHERLAND FAMILY FUNERAL HOME 507 10th Street Port St. Joe (850) 229-8111 TO KNOW CHRIS T AND T O MAKE H I M K NOWN ST. JAME S E PI S COPAL C HURCH 800 22ND STREET, P ORT ST. JOE 8:00 and 11:00 a.m. (EST) Sunday School 9:45 www.stjamesepiscopalchurch.org Come worship with us! Rector Father Tommy Dwyer St. Peters Church, ACC (Traditional Services 1928 BCP) Morning Prayer & Holy Communion Sunday...............10:00 A.M. Community Healing Service 6:00 P.M. 4 th Thursday of Every Month The Rev. Dr. D. Pete Windham, Priest The Rev Lou Little, Deacon Services Temporarily at Senior Citizens Center, 120 Library Drive An Unchanging Faith In A Changing World Morning Prayer & Holy Communion Sunday...............10:00 A.M. The Rev. Lou Little, Priest Services Temporarily at Senior Citizens Center, 120 Library Drive An Unchanging Faith In A Changing World 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 TOUCHING LIVES WITH THE LOVE OF JESUS 6pm 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 COMFORTER FUNERAL HOME W. P. Rocky Comforter L.F.D. (850) 227-1818 This business invites you to visit the church of your choice this week. Thursday, September 27, 2012 Lord, we know were not temptation proof, we fail you every day. We ask you Lord for guidance, as we travel lifes highway. Things like pride can provide an opening for the thrust of a satanic dark. A critical tongue and quick temper also play a good part. Impatience and the love of money bring with it temptation too. Anything contrary to your will is what most people want to do. If you belong to Jesus you have a job to do. It matters not how large or small the job is just for you. When doing this job stay close to God, read the word and pray. Its hard for Satans darts to strike with angel wings in the way. Then hopefully we can say with Paul, we fought a good ght, we ran a good race. We thank you Lord for your amazing grace. Billy Johnson Blessing of the animals at St. James Thursday, Oct. 4 is the celebration of the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi who is noted for his love of animals. St. James is offering a service of Blessing of the Animals, in anticipation of the Feast Day, on Saturday, Sept. 29 at 4 p.m. ET. If you would like to have your pet blessed, please assemble in the church parking lot by 4 p.m. All animals must be on a lead, in a carrier, or otherwise suitably restrained you can imagine the chaos if they were not. St. James is at 800 22nd St. New Bethel anniversary Pastor Cyril Mills and Sister Pamela Mills and New Bethel Baptist Church will celebrate the churchs anniversary at 11 a.m. ET on Sunday, Oct. 7. Sister Brenda Fisher is chairperson for the event. New Bethel Women/Men annual observance New Bethel Baptist Church will celebrate its annual Women/ Men Observance at 11 a.m. ET on Sunday, Oct. 21. Chairperson is Evangelist Jennifer Bailey. New Bethel Harvest Musical New Bethel Baptist Church will host a Harvest Evening Musical at 5 p.m. ET on Saturday, Nov. 17. The colors are harvest colors. Chairperson is Sister Bonita Smith. Special to The Star William Paul Young, best known as the author of The Shack, will discuss the difference between being spiritual and being religious in an exclusive lmed interview at Lifetree Caf on Monday, October 1, 2012 at 7 p.m. Nearly 30 percent of Americans identify themselves as spiritual but not religious, and the trend is growing. Youngs best seller has prompted a national discussion of the difference between spirituality and religion. I make a distinction between the church as an organization and the church as people, says Young. Biblically speaking, the church is people. Its only people. They didnt have the buildings, the structures, or platforms. Its simply people. The Lifetree event, titled Spiritual but Not Religious, offers participants the opportunity to explore the issue in a safe, open environment. Admission to the 60-minute event is free. Snacks and beverages are available. Lifetree Caf is at 1602 U.S. Highway 98 in Mexico Beach, across from El Governor Hotel. Lifetree Caf is a place where people gather for conversation about life and faith in a casual coffeehouse-type setting. Questions about Lifetree may be directed to Gary Grubb at 334-8065667 or lwclifetreecafe@fairpoint.net. Everett Andrus was born to Adrian F. Gant, Jr. and Gloria Benn Gant on September 26, 1979, in Panama City, Fl. He attended Port St. Joe Elementary and High School where he graduated in 1997. He matriculated to Livingston University in Livingston, Al., where he studied Computer Science before moving back to Port St. Joe. Everett was employed in many places where he was able to touch many people, but he loved being outdoors. He was employed by Coastal Landscaping and Design for the past four years where everyone could honk and wave at him when they saw him. Everett confessed faith in Christ at an early age and became a member of Zion Fair Missionary Baptist Church. On September 17, 2012, God called Everett home after a brave ght. He was preceded in death by his Grandfather James Benn and Aunt Carmelita Davis. Many will have happy, joyful memories of Everett. However, he will be especially remembered by his parents Adrian and Gloria Gant; grandparents Adrian (Sr.) and Mae Ella Gant, Fannie Little; his daughter Kahlan Gant; his sisters Tracie (Robert Jr.) Jones, Elitha (Lonzy) Harrison, and Natalie (LaJuan) Zaccaro; his uncles Preston (Elaine) Gant, Jerome (Kim) Gant, Casteldera (Desiree) Gant, Dewayne (Annie) Benn, James Benn, Jr., Darrell Benn, Bernard Little, and Joe Little; aunts Aundray Benn, Deborah Davenport, Trudy Cooper, Angie Porter, Belinda Johnson; nieces and nephews Natasha Allen, Renzie Williams, Morgan Gant, Arianna Allen, and Roman Harrison. A host of cousins, great aunts and uncles, friends, co-workers and others who just may have needed a little help or shared a joke and a kind word will also have great memories of Everett. Everett Andreus Gant Roger E. Mims passed away peacefully on September 17, 2012 at Covenant Hospice in Bay County after a long illness. He was born June 2, 1931 in Camilla, GA. He is survived by his wife Josiane; his daughter, Valerie M. Dykstra (husband Craig); two granddaughters Amy and Anne; and by two stepsons, Stephen Kuhn (wife Lynda) and grandchildren Danielle, Zachary, Matthew, Ethan, and Philip M. Kuhn (wife Debra) and grandchildren Philip, Jr., Michelle and Jessica; brothers Johnny, Glenn, Danny (wife Joanie); and sister Willene; and many cousins, nephews and nieces. In lieu of owers please make donations to Covenant Hospice in Panama City. There will be a memorial service at 1 p.m. ET on Saturday, September 29, 2012 at First United Methodist Church in Port St. Joe. Roger E. Mims Obituaries Author of The Shack talks spirituality at Lifetree Caf ROGER E. MIMS EVERETT ANDREUS GANT Faith BRIEFS Jesus is amazing grace

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As with each prior year, there will be a songwriters workshop the Saturday of the event at Dockside Caf, and the event will wrap up with hugely-popular Sunday afternoon jam session at the Indian Pass Raw Bar. We love doing the workshop, Rambeaux said. We get a lot of people, it is very informal, and there are some good people who come out because they love songwriting and love music. It is great and you can get some ideas. The beauty of it all for the public, the performances are all free beyond any door charge by the venue. For the songwriters, the festival feeds several appetites. One is networking, Rambeaux said. A second is the chance to bounce ideas off on another and write some songs. Another is a chance to see a songwriter you may not have had a chance to see in the stratified world of Nashville, Rambeaux said. And, finally, there is the joy of picking up the guitar and being that teenager longing to be a rock star again. The big secret is that all songwriters are closet performers, Rambeaux said. In Nashville, you dont get that chance to perform. Your job is to be in a room and write songs. But at a festival we get to do what we started out doing and what we love to do. You get to go back to being that skinny 18-year-old who wanted to be a rock star. That is so great. A dynamic that has grown uniquely during the growth of Blast on the Bay is the events connection to the Semper Fi Sisters, wives, mothers, grandmothers, sisters and aunts of deployed military personnel, who hold their annual Beach Blast at the same time as the festival. The two events have grown together, founded in the same year. The Semper Fi Sisters provide volunteer work at some of the songwriting festival venues, some of the songwriters will perform during the SFSs Boxes of Love packing party, and the two events are partial sponsors of the other. They are great girls and we love playing for them and supporting them, Rambeaux said. In every era there are young people who put on that uniform to save the rest of our (rear ends). I wasnt in the military myself, but I have come to really appreciate those who serve. NO HIDDEN CHARGES: It is our policy that the patient and any other person responsible for payments has the right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed by payment or any other service, examination or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free, discounted fee or reduced fee service, examination or treatment. www.mulliseye.com "WE WELCOME NE W PATIE N TS, C ALL T ODAY FOR YOUR P RIORITY APP OI N TME N T" FOR NEW PATIENTS 59 AND OLDER This certificate is good for a complete Medical Eye Exam with Todd Robinson, M.D. Board Certified Eye Physician and Surgeon. The exam includes a prescription for eye glasses and tests for Glaucoma, Cataracts and other eye diseases FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT CALL: 850-763-6666 ELIGIBILITY: U.S. Citizens living in the Florida Panhandle, 59 years and older, not presently under our care. Coupon Expires: 9-30-12 FREE EYE EXAM CODE: PJ00 Darren Payne, M.D. Board Certified Eye Physician and Cataract Surgeon Lee Mullis, M.D. Board Certified Eye Physician and Cataract Surgeon Todd Robinson, M.D. Board Certified Eye Physician and Cataract Surgeon "Freedom from Eye Glasses, Now a reality for many." Smart Lenses SM CHECK OUT OUR NEW FALL INVENTORY Your Full Service Wedding and Event Florist Your Full Service Wedding and Event Florist Your Full Service Wedding and Event Florist Over 35 Years Experience. 208 Reid Avenue, Downtown Port St. Joe 850.229.1111 www.BaysideFloristPSJ.com Local The Star| B5 Thursday, September 27, 2012 BASH from page B1 FILE PHOTO Every year, songwriters perform during the Semper Fi Sisters Boxes of Love packing party at the Centennial Building. The two events have become linked since being established four years ago. SCHEDULE OF PERFORMANCES Oct. 19 6 p.m. Provisions 6:30 p.m. Thirsty Goat 7 p.m. (CT) Mango Marleys Oct. 20 2 p.m. Dockside Cafe | Port Saint Joe Marina-Songwriters Workshop 5 p.m. Lookout Lounge 6 p.m. Sunset Coastal Grill 7 p.m. Haughty Heron 6:30 p.m. (CT) Toucans Oct. 21 2 p.m. Indian Pass Raw Bar

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Local B6 | The Star Thursday, September 27, 2012 FREE DIABETES EDUCATION CLASSES TO BE HELD EVERY TUESDAY BEGINNING TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2012 TWO LOCATIONS, TWO TIMES 10:00AM WEEMS MEDICAL CENTER EAST 110 NE 5TH ST CARRABELLE 697-2345 5:00PM WEEMS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL 135 AVENUE G APALACHICOLA 653-8853 X101 Classes taught by Erica Ceska, Registered Dietitian EVERYONE WELCOME! MONDAY: Fried Catsh D inner with two side items: $9.95 Fried Catsh Sandwich with one side: $5.99 TUE S DAY & WEDNE S DAY: CLO S ED THUR S DAY: Shrimp D inner with two side items: $10.95 Shrimp PoBoy with one side: $7.95 FRIDAY: Fried Mullet D inner with Fries & Coleslaw: $9.95 H amburger with Fries $ 5.95 SA T URDAY: CO M E W A TC H T HE GA M E S W I T H U S $2.00 L ongnecks: Bud Light, Budweiser, Miller Lite, Coors Light 10 wings 7.99, 20 wings 15.99, Fried G reen Beans 6.99. SUNDAY: Buy one E ntre at R egular price get 2nd E ntre at Price. **of equal or lesser value** H A PP Y H OUR E VERYDAY 4 P.M. T O 6 P.M. $1.50 BUD L IGH T & MILLER L I T E D RA FT $2.50 WELL D RINK S $3.00 H OU S E WINE. IC E COLD O Y ST ER S ON T HE H AL F SHELL, FRIED, BAKED OR S T EA M ED. *Shark card discounts do not apply to daily specials* OP EN D AILY N OON T ILL 9 P.M. SEA F OOD MARKE T & PA C KAGE S T ORE OP EN 7 D AY S A W EEK 11 A .M. T ILL 7 P.M. 2413 S R 30 A SI MM ON S BAYOU JU ST 6 M ILE S E O F PSJ DAILY SPECIAL S : PUBLIC NOTICE The Gulf County Tourist Development Council will hold a partner workshop on Tuesday, October 2, 2012, at 1:00 PM E.T in the Board Room at the Robert M. Moore Administration Building, located at 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. BLVD, Port St. Joe, Florida, 32456. The purpose for this workshop is to present the from the TDCs recent Social Listening Evaluation and discuss overall best-practices in social media. David Warriner Chairman (2012.91) that are available and the need to continue their education after high school. Brittney Simmons, the assistant coordinator of recruitment at Gulf Coast State College, expressed the sense of pride shared by everyone at Gulf Coast who worked with Port St. Joe Elementary School. It has been a pleasure to partner with them and to be a part of such an amazing program, she said. It is evident when interacting with their students during various campus visits or when visiting their school that they have a keen interest in learning more about the college experience and the options that are available to them. Gannon added: You should have seen how excited our students were after visiting Gulf Coast State College and Haney Vocational School. It opened their eyes to what is available practically in their own backyard. PSJES from page B1 Chrysanthemums for your landscape The blooming chrysanthemum is a sure sign of fall. These attractive and versatile owers are showing up in nurseries, garden and orist shops, supermarkets, around homes, and, of course, at football games. We thought you might like to grow some of these hardy plants for your own enjoyment. Our focus in this article will be on the care and culture of chrysanthemums in landscape settings. Commonly called mums, chrysanthemums are available in a wide range of ower colors, shapes, and sizes. My information on these popular plants was provided by Emeritus Extension urban Horticulturist Dr. Robert Black, of the University of Floridas Institute of Food and Agricultural Science. There are two basic types of chrysanthemums, garden mums, and orist or pot mums. Those in the latter group are sold primarily as corsages and cut owers, or as gift plants for indoor growth. They are not suited to garden culture. For outdoor plantings, you should purchase garden mum varieties from a nursery or garden center. If you want to start a fall bed of chrysanthemums, buy full grown garden mums to plant now. These will probably already be in bloom. With proper care and a little luck you may enjoy their owers from now through December and for years to come, because chrysanthemums are grown as perennials here in Florida providing a new burst of color each fall. Each spring, you could add to your chrysanthemum plantings with cuttings which you could root yourself from present stock. You could purchase some young plants that are already started. Chrysanthemums will grow in almost any well-drained soil, as long as it contains plenty of organic material. If your landscape is low in organic matter, thoroughly work in a three or four inch layer of peat moss prior to planting. Apply an 8-8-8 or 10-10-10 fertilizer, at the rate of one pound per 100 square feet of garden bed, three times a year in spring, early summer, and late summer. Be careful to keep the fertilizer off the foliage. Make sure the soil is moist before you fertilize, to avoid root burn and, water thoroughly after fertilizing, to distribute the material throughout the root zone. Strong, low-growing chrysanthemums seldom need staking. However, weak stemmed plants and exhibition varieties do require some form of support. Place stakes close to the plant when you set them. Staking later may injure developing root systems. Young chrysanthemums should be pinched periodically during spring and summer, to develop compact plants with many owers. When chrysanthemums reach 6 to 8 inches in height, remove about half the stem, leaving three sets of leaves. This will cause lateral branches to form. When these reach 6 to 8 inches in length, pinch again, and continue pinching back until about the rst week in August. When ower beds begin to form. Any later pruning will limit the number of blooms. Several disease and pests can damage chrysanthemums. Fungus ailments, such as septoria leaf spot, mildew, botrytis, and ray blight, discolor leaves and blooms. Certain nematodes are a threat to both leaves and roots. Aphids, spider mites, thrips, and some caterpillars may also feast on chrysanthemum foliage and owers. But, dont be alarmed. Effective controls are available. So at the rst sign of trouble, check with your garden center operator, or your county extension agent. For more information on chrysanthemum production contact the Gulf County Extension Service at 639-3200, 229-2909 or visit our website: http://gulf.ifas.u .edu. ROY LEE CARTER County extension director THE PORT ST. JOE STAR FIND US ON FACEBOOK

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Local The Star| B7 Thursday, September 27, 2012 Trades & Services Services GET YOUR AD IN CALL TODAY! 227-7847 Dri Brite Brite Brite Brite Brite 850-229-9663 15 Years of Service! 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The reason for the request is Per Section 3.04 (2)(m) of the Land Develop ment Regulations. The proposed plans can be reviewed at the Building Department located at 1002 10th St. and can be reached for questions at (850)229-1093. All persons are invited to attend this meeting. Any person who de cides to appeal any decision made by the Planning and Develop ment Review Board with respect to any matter considered at said meeting will need a record of the proceedings, and for such pur pose may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. The Planning and Review Board of the City of Port St. Joe, Florida will not provide a verbatim record of this meeting. IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, persons needing special accommodations to participate in these pro ceedings should contact Charlotte Pierce, City Clerk, City of Port St. Joe, at City Hall, (850)229-8261 COLLINS CONSTRU C TION OF ST. GEOR G E I S LAND, INC & S EWA G E TREATMENT S ERV I CE S O VER 30 YEARS EXPERIEN C E OUR S ERV I CE S I NCLUDE: AFTER HOURS & EMERGEN C Y SERVI C E PROVIDED 850.670.5790 MA I NTENANCE@JCOLL I N S CON S TRUCT I ON.COM After graduation, Russ received a scholarship to Chipola Junior College, where she attended 1988-1990 and received an AA degree and was voted to the Panhandle Conference rst team both years. The University of Texas El Paso followed and Russ received a BA degree in Liberal Arts/Journalism and was selected to the rst team all-WAC Conference and set nine school records during her two years. She was UTEP Athlete of the Year for the 19901991 season. Holly continues to hold school records for the highest scoring average (21.9 ppg), most points scored in a single game (40), and most 3-pointers in a game (7 of 13). She is a member of UTEPs 1,000 point club, and, in 2002, UTEP opened the doors to the Larry K. Durham Sports Center which features a Hall of Champions mural; in it, Russs image is part of the mural honoring UTEPs athletic heritage, and she is a Hall of Fame inductee for the University of Texas at El Paso. There were offers to continue playing the game of basketball professionally; however, Russ decided to enter into what turned out to be a successful career in nance and banking. Holly is a member of the Florida High School Athletic Association as a participating sport of cial for the West Coast Of cial Association in Tampa, where she is entering her 11th season. She was recognized as the 2011 Meritorious Award recipient for achieving a Rank 1 status in the sport of basketball by the FHSAA. She received certi cates of merit as a contest of cial in the 2009 and 2011 FHSAA Girls Basketball State Finals. She is an Executive Board member serving as the EEOC Chairperson for the West Coast Of ciating Association where she oversees the Evaluation Committee which helps of cials in advancement in their of ciating careers. Harry Lee Smith At any given event or schoolrelated festival in Port St. Joe, Smith is likely to be spotted donning his iconic out t as Uncle Sam and spiriting the emotions of those gathered around. Born in 1936 to Sanders and Pearl Smith, Harry Lee is a lifelong resident of Port St. Joe. Like so many others during this period, the Smiths moved to Port St. Joe from Georgia to pursue work at the paper mill and other related businesses that had just started up. After his fathers death in a railroad accident in 1942, Harry Lees mother never re-married, but chose to remain in Port St. Joe, the only place Harry Lee would ever call home. In the ensuing years, Harry Lee would play football, basketball and track at Port St. Joe High School. After suffering a broken leg during the 1953 football season, Smith, one of the tallest kids in school, would shift his athletic playing focus to basketball, where he became one of the star players. Smiths standout year was the 1955 season when he garnered 59 rebounds, dominated at the center position, and earned the Babe Ruth Sportsmanship Award for basketball and the nickname Bevo from Coach Marion Craig, after basketball great, Bevo Francis. Smith was a member of the 1953 football team; 1954 and 1955 basketball teams; a multi-year letterman at track and eld; he participated on all intramural teams at that time; served many years as statistician for football during the Coach Wayne Taylor years; and game clock operator for basketball at Port St. Joe High School during the Coach Bill Dickson years; Harry Lee also spent many years as a registered of cial with the FHSAA. Smiths years of achievement, service and dedication to Port St. Joe are testament of why hes is one of the Greatest of Sharks, friends said. Kesley Colbert In 1969, Coach Kesley Colbert left Tennessee for Florida to join the coaching staff of Port St. Joe High School. Coach was a History teacher for PSJHS from 1969-1982. Colbert as coach was known for instilling hard-working ethics and a caring attitude that shaped hundreds of lives. He attended Suwannee (The University of the South), where he was a threesport standout and played every inning in every game from 196569 in baseball. At PSJHS, Colbert was the only common denominator of all three modern football state championships, he coached football at Port St. Joe in six different decades, was part of two undefeated regular seasons, eight district championships, one state runner up, one rural state championship and state championships in 1971, 1984 and 2005. Colberts true love is baseball. His coaching tenure includes four conference titles, six district championships, two regional championships, one Final Four and one state runnerup. Colbert was the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference coach of the year 1981. Colbert has coached in over 600 PSJHS ball games while being a part of over 400 Shark victories. Ken Whittle As a junior, Whittle was the quarterback and leader of the 1971-72 Football State Champion Sharks. Whittle was a two-sport athlete: a three-year letterman in football and a four-year letterman in baseball. He was known by his coaches as a humble, hardworking, intelligent and a erce competitor. Whittle graduated from Port St. Joe High School in 1973. He went on to play college baseball for Cumberland College and Huntington College. Whittle contributed much of his success in high school and college athletics to his coaches. I was surrounded by so many great coaches who were such a tremendous in uence on the lives of so many young men, and I wanted to be like them. They were hard, they were demanding, but they were men of character and I knew they loved us. In 1978, Whittle accepted a position with Trinity Presbyterian School (in Montgomery, AL) as a physical education teacher and he also coaches football, basketball, and baseball. He became the head baseball coach in 1981, and his teams have won 15 area championships and have advanced past the rst round of the state playoffs 19 times. They have won four state championships and Whittle has 602 career wins. He has won the Montgomery Advisory Baseball Coach of the Year eight times, Alabama Sports Writers Association 3A Coach of the Year in 2009 and in 2012 and was chosen Fellowship of Christian Athletes Coach of the Year in 2010. Ken was inducted into the Alabama High School Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame and the Alabama High School Sports Hall of Fame in 2012. Dave Maddox Port St. Joe High School has elded a football team for almost 75 years. In 1938, the Sharks would play Carrabelle as its rst opponent in a football game. In his modesty, Dave Maddox would say he didnt do anything great other than, his part. He would probably contend that his early teammates were more deserving of honor. As with this and so many other treasured stories, Dave Maddox has kept the memory for so much of our past alive, for us all to treasure and enjoy. He is the complete timeline for our community and for so many years, has served as our unof cial community historian Dave Maddox, son of Fred and Zola Maddox pioneer residents of this area was raised here when we were still a part of Calhoun County. He played football 74 seasons ago wearing a leather helmet. He would letter in football and basketball in 1938 and 1939 and go on to graduate from Port St. Joe High School in 1940. During World War II, he served his country in both the Merchant Marine and the U. S. Navy in the South Paci c. He would return home to serve as harbor pilot for Port St. Joe for more than 41 years. He married Sara Duke, the love of his life, and they raised four children, Charlotte, David, Donnie and Eva all Sharks themselves. After his and many others return from the war, Maddox became the ramrod who sparked the building of Shark Field into reality. In September 1955, the rst game was played on this eld against the Walton County Braves. Since then, given Friday nights each fall are reserved for uniting our community to root on its Sharks to victory. HALL OF FAME from page B1 HARRY LEE SMITH KESLEY COLBERT KEN WHITTLE DAVE MADDOX

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B8| The Star Thursday, Spetember 27, 2012 CLASSIFIEDS 89050S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO.: 23-2012-CA-000096 U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATE HOLDERS OF HARBORVIEW MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2005-08, MORTGAGE LOAN PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-08; Plaintiff, vs. DAVID B. TAYLOR; ERICA ROSALI; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; INDIAN SUMMER HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC.; DONNA J. GRABAREK; UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE PROPERTY; Defendants NOTICE OF ACTION To the following Defendant(s): DONNA J. GRABAREK Last Known Address 120 E. CHICKSAW LANE PORT ST. JOE, FL 32456 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following described property: LOT 2 INDIAN SUMMER, AS PER PLAT RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 41, IN THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. a/k/a 120 E. CHICKSAW LANE, PORT ST. JOE, FL 32456 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it, on Marinosci Law Group, P.C., Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is 100 W. Cypress Creek Road, Suite 1045, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309 on or before October 15th, 2012, a date which is thirty (30) days after the first publication of this notice in THE STAR and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff’s attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. This notice is provided pursuant to Administrative Order No. 2.065. IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, Persons with a disability needing special accommodation in order to access court facilities or participate in a court proceeding at any courhouse or court program, should within two (2) days of receipt of notice, contact Court Administration to request such an accommodation, please contact the following: Court Administration, P.O. Box 826, Marianna, Florida 32447; Phone: 850-718-0026; Hearing & Voice Impaired: 1-800-955-871; Email: ADARequest @jud14.flcourts.org I HEREBY CERTIFY that a true and correct copy of the foregoing Notice of Filing was mailed to all the parties in the attached mailing list. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court this 06th day of August, 2012. Rebecca L. Norris, Clerk As Clerk of the Court BA Baxter As Deputy Clerk Submitted by: Marinosci Law Group, P.C. 100 W. Cypress Creek Road, Suite 1045 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33060 (954)644-8704 FAX (954)772-9601 September 27, 2012 October 4, 2012 88944S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION Case No. 2011-000451-CA RBC Bank (USA) f/k/a RBC Centura Bank, Plaintiff, vs. John P McCann a/k/a John McCann; Carolyn McCann a/k/a Carolyn A. McCann; Stephen A Felker; Unknown Spouse of Stephen A. Felker; Villa Del Sol at Cape San Homeowners Association, Inc.; Unknown Tenant#1; Unknown Tenant#2, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE TO: Villa Del sol at Cape San Blas Homeowners Association, Inc. Last Known Address: 8215 Roswell Road, Building 300, Atlanta, GA 30350 3715 Northside Parkway, #100, Atlanta, GA 30327 171 HWY 98#D, East Point, FL 32328 116 Sailors Cove Drive, Port Saint Joe, FL 32456 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in Gulf County, Florida: LOT 5 OF VILLA DEL SOL, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGES 44-45, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defense, if any, to it on Kathleen Pierrilus, Esquire, Brock & Scott, PLLC., the Plaintiff’s attorney, whose address is 1501 N.W. 49th Street, Suite 200, Ft. Lauderdale, FL. 33309, within 30 days after the first publication of this notice, and file the original with the Clerk of the Court either before service on the Plaintiff’s attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition. DATED on August 3rd, 2012. Rebecca Norris As Clerk of the Court Tina Money As Deputy Clerk Sept. 20, 27, 2012 89060S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 23-2011-CA-000471 AURORA LOAN SERVICES, LLC, Plaintiff, vs. JOHN DOYING, et al. Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure or Order dated September 10th, 2012, entered in Civil Case Number 23-2011CA-000471, in the Circuit Court for Gulf County, Florida, wherein AURORA LOAN SERVICES, LLC is the Plaintiff, and JOHN DOYING, et al., are the Defendants, I will sell the property situated in Gulf County, Florida, described as: LOT 12, BLOCK C OF SEA SHORES SUBDIVISION AKA PORT ST. JOE BEACH UNIT 3, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE(S) 34 AND 35, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 5th Street, Port St. Joe, FL 32456 at 11:00 AM, ET on the 18th day of October, 2012. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated: September 12, 2012 REBECCA NORRIS GULF COUNTY CLERK OF COURT CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BA Baxter Deputy Clerk In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons in need of a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding shall, within seven (7) days prior to any proceeding, contact the Administrative Office of the Court, GULF COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 1000 CECIL G. COSTIN, SR. BOULEVARD, ROOM 148, PORT ST. JOE, FL 32456, telephone 850-229-6112, TDD 1-800-955-8771 or 1-800-955-8770 via Florida Relay Service. September 27, 2012 October 4, 2012 89064S IN THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 11-511-CA CENTENNIAL BANK, Plaintiff, vs. LEON TEAT, ERIC TEAT, WANDA TEAT, JASON M. HART, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY, and ENVISION CREDIT UNION, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated September 10th, 2012 and entered in Civil Action No. 11-511-CA of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida, wherein the parties were the plaintiff, CENTENNIAL BANK, and the defendants, LEON TEAT, ERIC TEAT, WANDA TEAT, JASON M. HART, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASUREY, and ENVISION CREDIT UNION, I will sell to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at 11:00 a.m. (Eastern Time) on the October 18, 2012, at the front door of the Gulf County Courthouse, Port St. Joe, Florida, the following-described real property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: Commence at the Northwest corner of Camp Palms Subdivision on Indian Peninsula as recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 53-A, of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida, and thence run Southerly along the Western Boundary of said Camp Palms Subdivision 505.97 feet to the Southerly right-of-way boundary of County Road No. S-30-B, thence run Northwesterly along said right-of-way boundary to a point that is 2042.73 feet measured perpendicularly from said Western boundary of Camp Palms Subdivision, thence run North 78 degrees 41 minutes 44 seconds West along said right-of-way boundary 58.09 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. From said POINT OF BEGINNING thence run South 05 degrees 21 minutes 45 seconds West 346.00 feet, thence run North 78 degrees 42 minutes 09 seconds West 42.04 feet, thence run North 05 degrees 21 minutes 05 seconds East 346.00 feet to a re-bar on the Southerly right-of-way boundary of said County Road No. S-30-B, thence run South 78 degrees 41 minutes 44 seconds East along said right-of-way boundary 42.00 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. and Lot 8 Commencing at the Northeast corner of Section 31, Township 8 South, Range 8 West, Franklin County, Florida; thence West (assumed) along the North Line said Section 31 for 859.67 feet, thence run South 255.00 feet for the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence continue South for 150.00 feet, thence West 263.65 feet; thence North 35 degrees 35 minutes 05 seconds West 67.63 feet; thence North 95.00 feet; thence East 303.00 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Containing 1.015 acres, more or less. Together with a 20.00 foot access easement, more particularly described as follows: Commence at the Northeast corner of Section 31, Township 8 South, Range 8 West, Franklin County, Florida and run West along the North boundary of said Section 31 a distance of 859.67 feet, thence run South 110.00 feet, thence run West 283.00 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. From said POINT OF BEGINNING run South 233.58 feet, thence run South 35 degrees 35 minutes 05 seconds East 298.99 feet, thence run South 15 degrees 47 minutes 00 seconds East 76.14 feet to a point lying on the Northerly right-of-way boundary of a County Graded Road, thence run West along said right-of-way boundary a distance of 20.78 feet, thence leaving said right-of-way boundary run North 15 degrees 47 minutes 00 seconds West 66.99 feet, thence run North 35 degrees 35 minutes 05 seconds West 301.92 feet, thence run North 240.00 feet, thence run East 20.00 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. The successful bidder at the sale will be required to place the requisite state documentary stamps on the Certificate of Title. DATED this 12th day of September, 2012. HON. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF COURT Gulf County, Florida BA Baxter Clerk/Deputy Clerk September 20,27, 2012 89076S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 23-2011-CA-000487 CU MEMBERS MORTGAGE, A DIVISION OF COLONIAL SAVINGS, F.A., Plaintiff, vs. TANYA M. RAULERSON A/K/A TANYA M. KENT; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF TANYA M. RAULERSON A/K/A TANYA M. KENT; DOUGLAS M. KENT; NOLAN G. KENT; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF NOLAN G. KENT; TANYA M. SHIRLEY; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF TANYA M. SHIRLEY; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANT(S), IF REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT(S); UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause, in the Circuit Court of Gulf County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in Gulf County, Florida, described as: Lot 5, Block ‘A’, ALDERSON’S ADDITION TO WEWAHITCHKA, according to the plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 1, of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash. At south entrance of the courthouse, 1000 Cecil Consit Blvd, Port St. Joe, FL 32456 at 11:00 a.m. ET, on October 18th, 2012. DATED THIS 13th DAY OF SEPTEMBER, 2012. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Witness, my hand and seal of this court on the 13th day of September, 2012. REBECCA NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BA Baxter Deputy Clerk THIS INSTRUMENT PREPARED BY: Law Offices of Daniel C. Consuegra 9204 King Palm Drive Tampa, FL 33619-1328 Phone: 813-915-8660 Attorneys for Plaintiff If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Court Administration at P.O. Box 826, Marianna, Florida, 32447. Phone number 850-718-0026, Email ADARequest @jud14.flcourts.org, Hearing & Voice Impaired: 1-800-9558771 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. September 27, 2012October 4, 2012 89078S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 14th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 23-2011CA-000076 U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR TBW MORTGAGE-BACKED TRUST SERIES 2006-5, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-5 Plaintiff, vs. MICHELLE R. DESERRES; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MICHELLE R. DESERRES; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated September 10th, 2012, and entered in Case No. 23-2011-CA-000076, of the Circuit Court of the 14th Judicial Circuit in and for GULF County, Florida, wherein U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR TBW MORTGAGE-BACKED TRUST SERIES 2006-5, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-5 is Plaintiff and MICHELLE R. DESERRES; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MICHELLE R. DESERRES; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash IN THE FRONT LOBBY OF THE COURTHOUSE, AT 1000 CECIL COSTIN VOULEVARD, PORT ST. JOE IN GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA 32456, at, 11:00 AM on the 18th day of October, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: THE WEST 75 FEET OF THE EAST 275 FEET OF THE WEST 460.27 FEET OF GOVERNMENT LOT 3, SECTION 23, TOWNSHIP 9 SOUTH, RANGE 11 WEST, GULF COUNTY FLORIDA, LYING NORTH OF COUNTY ROAD NO. 30-E BEING 75 FEET IN WIDTH AND EXTENDING FROM THE NORTH SIDE OF COUNTY ROAD NO. 30-E TO THE MEAN HIGH WATER LINE OF ST. JOSEPH BAY. A person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 13th day of September, 2012 Rebecca L. Norris, Clerk As Clerk of said Court BA Baxter As Deputy Clerk This notice is provided pursuant to Administrative Order No. 2.065. In accordance with the American with Disabilities Act, if you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to provisions of certain assistance. Please contact the Court Administrator at 1000 Cecil Costin Boulevard, Rm. 148, Port St. Joe, Fl 32456, Phone No. (850)229-6112 within 2 working days of your receipt of this notice or pleading; if you are hearing impaired, call 1-800-955-8771 (TDD); if you are voice impaired, call 1-800995-8770 (V) (Via Florida Relay Services). Submitted by: Kahane & Associates, P.A. 8201 Peters Road, Ste. 3000 Plaintation, FL 33324 Telephone: (954)382-3486 Telefacsimile: (954)382-5380 September 27, 2012 October 4, 2012 89507S NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT AMERICA’S MINI STORAGE AND OFFICE, INC., INTENDS TO DISPOSE OF OR OFFER FOR SALE THE PERSONAL PROPERTY DESCRIBED BELOW TO ENFORCE A LIEN IMPOSED ON SAID PROPERTY UNDER THE SELF STORAGE FACILITY ACT STATUTES SECTION 83.801-83.89. AMERICA’S MINI STORAGE AND OFFICE, INC., WILL DISPOSE OF SAID PROPERTY NO LATER THAN THE DATE OF OCTOBER 5, 2012. PROPERTY IS LOCATED AT 141 COMMERCE DRIVE, PORT ST. JOE, FL. GULF COUNTY. SALE DATE: Friday, 10/5/2012 9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. David and Sara O’Barr 477 Pondersora Pines Apt. 7 Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Contents of Storage Unit C-5 10x30 Lots of misc construction (roofing) equipment, utility trailer, 2 pallets of Telacoda tile, personal items, 300SF of stuff. Will accept highest bid on total unit. Call (850) 229-8014 Sept. 20, 27, 2012 89096S NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAW PURSUANT TO SECTION 865.09, FLORIDA STATUTES NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of One Way Fitness Center located at 209 Reid Avenue, Port St. Joe, FL 32456, in the County of Gulf, in the City of Port St. Joe, Florida 32456 intends to register the said name with the Divisions of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated at Port St. Joe, Florida, this 20th day of September, 2012. WHSR LLC William H. Ramsey, Managing Member September 20, 2012 89481S PUBLIC NOTICE PSJRA Board of Directors Meeting Regular meetings of the Port St. Joe Redevelopment Agency Board of Directors are held on the second Thursday of each month at 10 AM. Specific dates for the first quarter are October 11, November 8, and December 13, 2012. Location is 150 Captain Fred’s Place in Port St. Joe, FL. All persons are invited to attend and participate. Anyone want to appeal an official decision made on any subject at the meeting must have a verbatim record of the meeting that includes the testimony and evidence on which the appeal is based. September 27, 2012 89737S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 12-99-CA CAPITAL CITY BANK, Plaintiff, vs. THE ESTATE OF MAXWELL WOODROW FLEMING, JR. A/K/A MAXWELL FLEMING A/K/A MAXWELL W. FLEMING A/K/A DR. MAXWELL W. FLEMING A/K/A MAX FLEMING A/K/A MAX W. FLEMING, DECEASED; THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, OR OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST MAXWELL WOODROW FLEMING, JR. A/K/A MAXWELL FLEMING A/K/A MAXWELL W. FLEMING A/K/A DR. MAXWELL W. FLEMING A.K/A MAX FLEMING A/K/A MAX W. FLEMING, DECEASED; BETTY L. FLEMING A/K/A BETTY FLEMING; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY -INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE; BAY MEDICAL CENTER; CAPITAL ONE BANK; and UNKNOWN TENANT(S), Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, OR OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST MAXWELL WOODROW FLEMING, JR. A/K/A MAXWELL FLEMING A/K/A MAXWELL W. FLEMING A/K/A DR. MAXWELL W. FLEMING A/K/A MAX FLEMING A/K/A MAX W. FLEMING, DECEASED: YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in Gulf County Florida: Lots 7, 8, 9 and the North 5 feet of Lot 6, Block 9 of Gulf County Land Company’s Subdivision of Wewahitchka, Florida according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 1, Page(s) 11, of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on GARVIN B. BOWDEN, the plaintiffs attorney, whose address is Gardner, Bist, Wiener, Wadsworth, Bowden, Bush, Dee, LaVia & Wright, 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 plaintiff’s attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition. DATED: September 10, 2012. REBECCA L. NORRIS Clerk of the Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk Sept. 20, 27, 2012 89643S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 12-132-CA CAPITAL CITY BANK, Plaintiff, vs. JOEL A GODWIN, DONNA M. GODWIN, SEVEN SPRINGS LAKE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIAITION, INC., and UNKNOWN TENANT(S), Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE is given pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated August 28, 2012, in Case No. 12-132-CA, of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit, in and for Gulf County, Florida, in which CAPITAL CITY BANK is the Plaintiff and JOEL A GODWIN, DONNA M. GODWIN, and SEVEN SPRINGS LAKE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC. are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the front door of the Gulf County Courthouse in Port St. Joe, Gulf County, Florida, at 11:00 a.m., Eastern Time, on the 11th day of October, 2012, the property set forth in the Final Judgment of Foreclosure and more particularly describe as follows: Lot 9, Block B, Seven Springs Lake Subdivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 5, Pages 17 & 18, 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 sixty (60) days after the sale. DATED: September 10, 2012. REBECCA L. NORRIS Clerk of the Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk Attorney for Plaintiff: Garvin B. Bowden, Esq. Gardner, Bist, Wiener, Wadsworth, Bowden, Bush, Dee, LaVia, & Wright, P.A. 1300 Thomaswood Dr. Tallahassee, FL 32308 Sept. 20, 27, 2012 89833S 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. AMENDED 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., in the Lobby at the Gulf County Courthouse located at 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida 32456 on the 18th day of October, 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 19th day of September, 2012. Rebecca L. Norris, Clerk of Court Gulf County, Florida By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk September 27, October 4, 2012 89875S NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Under Florida State law “Self Service Storage Facility Act” 83.80183.809 F.S., Beach Storage, located on Americus Avenue, St. Joe Beach, FL, will sell or otherwise dispose of the contents of the following storage units on October 6, 2012, at 9:00 am ET. #1 -Dustin Chamblee #5 -Bill Miller #6 -Jessica Fleishman #41 -Colin Estes The unit contents may be redeemed by the owner prior to sale or disposal by cash payment in full of the total amount due on the unit. Beach Storage reserves the right to dispose of the contents in any way necessary and reserves the right to cancel sale without notice. Sept. 27, Oct. 4, 2012 Adopt *: California TV & Advertising Executives yearn for 1st baby *Expenses paid* *FLBar42311* *800-552-0045* YORKIE AKCregistered. 9 weeks old adorable puppies only 2 females left. They are Health Certified and have 1st shots. $500 ea. Mom & dad on premise. Please call 850-774-1229 Panama City Area YORKIE AKCregistered. 9 weeks old adorable puppies only 1 female remaining. Health Certified & 1st shots. $500. Mom & dad on premise. Please call 850-774-1229 Panama City Area Whirlpool Washer 11 months old, energy saver, $225.00. St. Joe Beach. (850) 647-6351 Port St. Joe: 514 4th St. Saturday, 9/29, 8AM till... Good selection of interesting items offered...

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CLASSIFIEDSThursday, Spetember 27, 2012 The Star | B9 emeraldcoastjobs.com Employment Today By PETER VOGTMonster Senior Contributing Writer Only a parent could offer the kind of advice Jessica Donnelly got when she started her first job: My old-fashioned mother warned me to have my clothes ready and bag packed the night before,Ž says Donnelly, a 2005 Marist College graduate who works for a New York City-based public relations firm. She also told me to eat a good breakfast and arrive early.Ž It turns out Moms seemingly simplistic advice was more valuable than Donnelly thought. Those little precautions helped to make a nerve-filled morning run more smoothly,Ž she says. Your first day of work will help define you in the eyes of your new co-workers. Make a good first impression, and soon you will be viewed as a capable, respected colleague. But a bad first impression could mean months or years of trying to undo the damage. Heres what you can do „ both before and during your start date „ to be remembered for all the right reasons.Before your first day Relearn how to sleep: Two weeks before your first day, start establishing the sleep habits youll follow when your new job begins. If youre usually out well past midnight on weeknights, get home earlier or, even better, stay home more often than not. And if you know your new job will require you to wake up at 6 a.m. to catch a 7 a.m. train, start going to bed at 10 p.m. or 11 p.m. Most new graduates underestimate how exhausting it is to work a full eight hours,Ž says Carol Vellucci, assistant to the president for communications at Towson University. Study the organization: The more you know about your new company and its activities before you start, the faster youll get up to speed. I read everything I could on the company to prepare myself for my first day,Ž says Mike Adorno, an Ithaca College graduate who works for Articulate Communications in New York City. That included not only Articulates website but also its clients websites.On your first day Bring a notebook „ and use it: Youll be meeting new people and trying to remember their names, learning about office procedures, becoming familiar with the work environment and discovering how your work fits in with that of your department and colleagues. All of this information can be overwhelming. No one can remember it all,Ž says Michael Smith, a professor of mass communications at Campbell University who teaches a course for his departments interns. So write it down.Ž Listen and ask questions more than you talk: When you were in job search mode, it probably took awhile to adjust to talking about yourself and your many outstanding skills and achievements. Now its time to listen and ask questions instead. No one likes a mouthy know-it-all,Ž says Patrick Gray, president of consulting firm Prevoyance Group. Keeping your ears open can turn into a competitive advantage when youre able to crack the culture of your new home more quickly and become a more productive and insightful employee.Ž Be ready for indifference or instant action: You might be welcomed to the organization with apparent indifference „ no cubicle, no security badge or even no work to do, says Gray. Keep a smile on your face, and go with the flow for the first couple of days,Ž he says. Things will usually get sorted out.Ž On the other hand, dont be surprised if youre tossed right into the proverbial fire. Thats what happened to Cara Chancellor, a 2006 Yale University graduate who works for public relations firm OConnell and Goldberg. The company immediately called upon Chancellors fluency in French to pursue a media placement. Six French phone calls and innumerable French emails later, we secured an interview with Le Monde, the largest and most popular newspaper in France,Ž she says. What a way to start the day „ and a new job. Have a great first day at work Featured Jobs Contact Lorna at (850) 747-5019 or Email: lbrown@pcnh.com LORNA BROWNEMPLOYMENT SALES SPECIALIST Capital Area Community Action Agency is seeking applications for the positions of Center Director and Teacher Assistantin its Eastpoint location. Visit www.cacaainc.org for quali“cations and to download application, or call (850) 222-2043 HEAD START PROGRAM REPRESENTATIVES will be at the PORT ST. JOE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 9 am … 1 pm EST accepting applications for numerous open positions.We offer competitive wages and a comprehensive bene“ t package including Company paid health, dental, and life insurance, 401(k), attendance & safety bonuses.EOE/Drug Free WorkplaceEASTERN SHIPBUILDING GROUP MORE THAN A JOB… A FUTURE! Earn While You Learn with the On the Job Training Program If you are unemployed you may be eligible for the Workforce Centers OJT program. On the job training gives you hands on experience in a new job … and employers, OJT helps you save money! For more informaon call (850) 227-8752 An equal opportunity employer/program. Aux iliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilies. All voice telephone numbers on this document may be reached by persons using TTY/TDD equipment via the Florida Relay Service at 711. Of ce Mgr/Bookkeeper Kerigan Marketing Associates, Port St. Joe. Pro ciency with Quickbooks, Word & Excel required. Fast-paced environment where dependability, tenacity with vendors, and effective communication skills with professional clients are desired. Compensation is based on ability. Apply via email only by sending resume to info@kerigan.com JOB NOTICEThe City of Port St. Joe (pop. 3445) is accepting applications for the following position:Utility Service Worker – Public Works DepartmentPlease submit an application to The City of Port St. Joe, Attn: Charlotte Pierce, POB 278, Port St. Joe, FL 32457. Applications and a full job description can be found on our website cityofportstjoe.com. If you have any questions, please contact Charlotte Pierce at (850)229-8261 The position will close on October 12, 2012. The entry level salary for a Utility Service Worker will be $12.08 per hr. The City of Port St. Joe is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace. Sales/Business DevScallop CoveNow hiring for permanent full time position. Will require working morning and evening shifts. Responsibilities include stocking, lifting, cashier duties, and food prep. Must work well with others and maintain an attitude of gracious customer service. Call Melissia Hart with questions at 227-1573 from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm. 4310 Cape San Blas Road. OtherPersonal Assistant & HandymanFurnished apartment possibly available. Salaries negotiable. Must have references. Call (850) 229-4327 Medical/HealthCaring Peopleand CNAs needed. Join a team of people who make a difference in the lives of the elderly. Provide non medical companionship, in home help & personal care for the elderly. Must be flexible. PT leading to FT-positions in the Port St. Joe and Apalachicola areas.Home Instead Senior CareCall Mon-Thur 9-3pm 850-640-1223 or toll free 1-866-301-1919 Web ID#: 34224375 Text FL24375 to 56654 HospitalityRESORT VACATION PROPERTIESAccepting applications for aFull-time ReservationistGreat benefits. 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Real Estate Ad deadline is Thursday 11 a.m. ET Legal ad deadline is Friday 11 a.m. ET Display ad deadline is Friday 11 a.m. ET 227-1278 Classi ed deadline is Monday 5 p.m. ET 747-5020 TABLE OF CONTENTS quotequote id quote nameJUMP From Page 6AFrom page 6A Subscribe to The StarCall 227-1278For your hometown paper delivered to your home!Opinions4A Letters to the Editor5A Sports 10A Society News2-3B Obituaries 4B Church News 5B Law Enforcement8B School News 10B Legals 11B Classieds 12-13B Trades & Services14B INDEXA Freedom Newspaper Real Estate Advertising Deadline Thursday 11:00 am ET Display Advertising Deadline Friday 11:00 am ET227-1278Classified Line-Advertising Deadline Monday 5:00 pm ET747-5020 xxxx xxxxxxx 1BVISITTHESTARONLINEATWWW.STARFL.COM XXXXX XXXXXXYOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER SINCE 1937 YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER SINCE 1937 THE S TAR By TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com As local of cials and a committee of citizens consider long-term solutions for saving the Cape San Blas Lighthouse, Port St. Joe city commissioners looked at the short-term last week. During their regular bi-monthly meeting, commissioners considered the potential of a band-aid for the lighthouse and grounds while a permanent remedy is examined. Mayor Mel Magidson met the prior week with ofcials from Eglin Air Force Base, which owns and leases to the county the lighthouse grounds, as well as engineers and building movers to consider the best option for saving the lighthouse, the two keepers quarters on the grounds and the oil house. Magidson said that following the wave action from Hurricane Isaac, the lighthouse grounds are losing their footing by the day. Were down to 35 to 40 feet on one end and maybe 50 feet on the north end, of shoreline, Magidson said. The lighthouse itself is fairly safe for the time being. The lighthouse and gift shop remain open to visitors, Beverly Mount-Douds emphasized in a phone call last week. Magidson said the conclusion among the gathering was that moving the keepers quarters and oil house deeper into the property, effectively moving them behind the lighthouse in relation to the coastline, was the optimal path. That would buy us maybe 135-140 feet, Magidson said, easing somewhat the timetable for the fundraising effort to save the entire lighthouse and grounds, which is estimated to cost north of $300,000. The drive is nosing toward $40,000. The St. Joseph Historical Society is selling Christmas ornaments that are replicas of the lighthouse for $20 the cost to produce is $10, the other $10 going to the Save the Lighthouse campaign and are also selling posters of Debbie Hooper aerials of By TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com Mary Beth Gunnerson made an observation and took action. The reaction will make for some special comfort from home for servicemen and women in harms way in Afghanistan. Gunnerson, from Destin, attended the packing party during last years annual Semper Fi Sisters Beach Blast in Port St. Joe. During the packing party, held last year in the Centennial Building, the Sisters wives, grandmothers, sisters, aunts of deployed military personnel assembled care packages for troops in war zones. From a rst year when 12 Star Staff ReportThe Gulf County Health Department will hold two u shot clinics over the coming weeks, covering both ends of the county. As a Health Department release notes, the u season is headed this way and it is time to prepare with a u shot. Flu shots are $25 per person. You must bring your identi cation and insurance cards and the Health Department accepts most third party insurances. The rst clinic will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET on Oct. 6, next Saturday, at the Port St. Joe facility located at 2475 Garrison Avenue in Port St. Joe. The second will be held 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. CT on Oct. 16 at the Wewahitchka facility located at 807 W. Highway 22. If you are unable to make either clinic and wish to schedule an appointment call the Port St. Joe facility at 227-1276 or the Wewahitchka of ce at 639-2644.Star Staff ReportSacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf wants your child. SHH is currently in the midst of a drive to enroll eligible children in the Florida KidCare program which in turn will make those children eligible for ve different insurance programs. Entitled the Childrens Health Insurance Enrollment Program, funded by a state grant, the drive aims at providing a low-cost insurance alternative for children, said Jo Ethridge, community health worker in Gulf and Franklin counties. The current effort is to raise awareness of FloridaKidCare and to enroll eligible children. FloridaKidCare offers affordable Lighthouse efforts, short-term solutionsA blast of a sisterhoodSemper Fi Sister Beach Blast arrives Oct. 17HD to hold u shot clinicsDrive seeks to insure kids PARDON OUR VIRTUAL DUST: STAR LAUNCHING NEW WEBSITESometime on Wednesday or Thursday, The Star website, star .com, will undergo a massive redesign that ultimately will offer more variety, opportunity and local control.By TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com Gulf Countys long-running effort to be reimbursed for damages from Hurricane Gustav seems to have taken a turn for the better, said County Commissioner Warren Yeager. During a meeting with representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and Congressman Steve Southerland (R-Florida), Yeager said the argument was presented to FEMA that it could grant reimbursement of some $15 million regardless of the stance of U.S. Fish and Wildlife. Gustav roared through the Gulf of Mexico in 2008 and the resulting impacts included signi cant erosion along St. Joseph Peninsula where the county had just completed a nearly $20 million beach renourishment project. The county sought reimbursement for the loss from FEMA, originally estimated at some $15 million. The agency originally signed off, but the U.S. Fish and Wildlife stepped in, citing the peninsula as being in a Coastal Barrier Resources Act (CBRA) zone and the presence of endangered beach mouse habitat, contending the reimbursement be denied. The tussle has continued since. A bill led earlier this year by Southerland to overturn the CBRA designation in Gulf County was in signi cant part led due to the countys inability to be reimbursed for the loss of beach. From the outset, Yeager noted, FEMA and all other parties were in agreement that the beach renourishment project was an exception to CBRA rules. Reimbursement, therefore, should also represent an exception. When the project started everybody was in agreement, including FEMA, that this was an exception, Yeager said. Yeager said the discussions with FEMA and Southerland were aimed at making the argument that FEMA could make the call on reimbursement, whether or not Fish and Wildlife agreed. FEMA representatives said they would take that argument back to the agency and Yeager said he hoped to hear something in the next two months. I am encouraged and the Congressman was encouraged, County encouraged by latest step in Gustav reimbursement DONATEIf you would like to donate an item or money for shipping to the Semper Fi Sisters effort to pack 1,000 Boxes of Love to troops overseas, please visit www. semper sisters.com. PHOTOS SPECIAL TO THE STAROnce the horn sounds, the annual packing party is a frenzy of activity among the Semper Fi Sisters and some community volunteers. During every Beach Blast, even the singing of the National Anthem stirs emotions. See DRIVE A9 See LIGHTHOUSE A3 See SISTERHOOD A2 See GUSTAV A9 See WEBSITE A2 Thursday, SEPTEMBER 27 2012 YEAR 74, NUMBER 50Opinion .......................................A4-A5Letters to the Editor ...................A5Outdoors .....................................A10 Sports...........................................A11School News ................................B3Faith .............................................B4 Obituaries ....................................B4Classi eds...................................B8-B10 Blast on the Bay, B1

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LocalA2 | The Star Thursday, September 27, 2012 Joanna Bryan for County Commission District 3 Joanna@Vote4Bryan.com 850-615-5015 www.Vote4Bryan.com (Pd.Pol.Ad.) Thank you all Republicans who participated and Voted! We have a great slate of Candidates who need our continued support! HELP NOW TO GET OUT THE VOTE Sherriff .......................................................................Mike Harrison Superintendent of Schools ...............................................Jim Norton Property Appraiser ........................................................Mitch Burke Supervisor of Elections .................................................John Hanlon County Commissioner District 1 ...................................Kenny Peak County Commissioner District 3 .................................Joanna Bryan State Representative District 7 ................................Halsey Beshears US Representative ................................................Steve Southerland US Senate .....................................................................Connie Mack President .....................................................Mitt Romney/Paul RyanKEY DATESVoter Registration Close ...................................Oct 9, 5 PM EST Absentee Ballots Request Close ........................Oct 31, 5 PM EST Early Voting Begins-Oct 27 Ends--Nov 3, 5 PM ESTELECTION DAY -NOV 6 Its a great day to be a Republican! Membership Communication Committee Watch for our new website coming soon at www.gulfgop.com SISTERHOOD from page A1women packed 36 boxes to 24 packing 300 boxes the next year to 52 packing more than 700 boxes last year, the effort has grown exponentially. This year the goal is 1,000 Boxes of Love. I came home so tired, Gunnerson said with a chuckle. But I was so inspired. I had such a good time. The only thing we all had in common is a erce, profound and protective love of our servicemen and women. Those are the ties that bind. Gunnerson, who had been introduced to Semper Fi Sisters during a banquet for mothers of deployed soldiers, noticed that while two long lines were devoted to packing boxes with a masculine touch for the servicemen, the powder puff line packing for servicewomen was a single line and not nearly as long as the other two. Gunnerson, co-owner with her husband of Sporty Lady, a womens sportswear and apparel shop in Destin, came up with a brainstorm while en route to a trade show in Miami. She wondered if she brought a yer about Semper Fi Sisters and their Beach Blast in Port St. Joe this years begins Oct. 17 to each of her appointments, if vendors would be willing to ship her any leftover giveaway items after the trade show season was over. Gunnerson told each vendor she would be back in touch and anything each vendor had left, she would gladly take. She called and had a yer emailed to her which she printed at a help kiosk at the Miami trade show. She took one on all appointments. I have been absolutely stunned by the response, Gunnerson said. Ive gotten monetary donations, not only from corporate ofces, but from regional ofces of the same companies. One vendor sent merchandise that, wholesale, is worth about $7,000. This industry has just responded. Literally from all over the world as Gunnerson received pens, hats and visors from a vendor in Germany and merchandise from Australia. Lip balms, mini-pedicure kits, boutique shirts, all, Gunnerson noted, arriving shipped in at boxes to allow for easy packing in the care boxes. A retailer in Manhattan, New York, sent boxes of tote bags and gift items. I gured I might end up with a box of junk, but I have received a lot of great stuff, Gunnerson said. Even people I have not yet done business with sent checks. Everyone in this country, regardless of political viewpoint, wants to help the military. They just need a vehicle. Its all about letting the servicemen and women know that the average citizen has not forgotten they are there and why they are there. Even Gunnersons dentist joined the fray. When she mentioned what she was doing and why, Gunnerson said he later produced 200 kits, complete with toothbrush, paste and oss. Adele Armitage is the director of the Ecumenical Choir of Walton County, of which Gunnerson is also a member. The choir puts on several community performances each year to raise money for charity. A Marine mom introduced the group to Semper Fi Sisters. Last year, the choir performed a concert for the 10th anniversary of 9/11 and donated the money to help defray shipping costs for the Semper Fi Sisters care packages. Gunnerson and Armitage began, as Armitage put it, burning up the internet with ideas about getting more involved in the Semper Fi Sisters. Armitage didnt stop at the concert. She broached the county Ministerial Association about becoming involved and expects to hear back soon. Hopefully all the area churches will be stepping up and donating, Armitage said. In addition, Armitage got her chorus class at South Walton High School involved. One motivation, she said, was telling her kids that this would be a way to raise their prole, apply something of a cool sheen to the class. Armitage and her kids decorated boxes in holiday colors and distributed them throughout the school, igniting something of a challenge to all classes to see who could bring in the most items to send to troops. They wanted to provide a touch of home and the principal at the high school jumped on board the effort. The kids are pretty excited, Armitage said. I think its important for the kids not to be only part of themselves. They need to look beyond themselves to the world around them. Armitage and Gunnerson will be in Port St. Joe along with 75 Sisters from 23 states who have registered to attend this years Beach Blast next month with their donated items, applying some Forgotten Coast love to the Boxes of Love to be sent. As a Marine mom, Gunnerson understands what the Beach Blast in effect a four-day Girls Night Out break from the homefront of war provides to the women, its value to those clinging to normalcy when little of life is normal with a loved one overseas in a war zone. I am so looking forward to it, Gunnerson said. Its nice. We are all at different stages of having a need for support. If they are about to come home, you are happy. If they are just entering boot camp, you are sad. Its nice to have a group of women who know what you are going through. The new site will be far from a nished product upon launch, and we expect our website will be a work in progress for several weeks as we become procient in its use. There will be a period where the archives a searchable collection of stories that have appeared online during the last four years or so are not available. They will be added later, a time-consuming process even for one computer talking to another. Ultimately the change will offer a wider range of opportunities for both our online consumers and those of us who put it together we will have more local control over our website than ever and will be able to make changes in hours, not days. We ask for your patience as we build this new site into the comprehensive source of local news and information for Port St. Joe that you have come to expect. WEBSITE from page A1 TIM CROFt T | The StarStudents in the South Walton High School chorus have decorated boxes and challenged their classmates to provide items for troops overseas. The items will become part of the Boxes of Love sent by the Semper Fi Sisters. Last year more than 50 women packed over 700 Boxes of Love at the Centennial Building as the major event of the Semper Fi Sister Beach Blast. Last years Boxes of Love included this photo of Port St. Joe High School cheerleaders and students holding a Thank You banner after a football game.

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LocalThe Star| A3Thursday, September 27, 2012 the lighthouse and grounds for $12.95. The ornaments are available at Portside Trading, Josephs Cottage, Bayside Florist and the No Name Caf. The posters and ornaments are both available at the Cape San Blas Lighthouse gift shop. We just had another delivery of ornaments so we are ready for any order, said Charlotte Pierce of the Historical Society. We are being optimistic. The central milestone now is government action. The land has been declared surplus by the Air Force and the process of putting the land under the jurisdiction of the General Services Administration for disposal to the private sector is underway. However, as of press time a nal determination on the proposal to move the keepers quarters had not been made and while the GSA is reportedly moving with due speed on moving the disposal process along, the exact timetable is unknown. We are at the mercy of nature and the federal government, and I am not sure which is worse, Magidson said. Underscoring the importance of the lighthouse as a tourist destination, Commissioner Rex Buzzett noted that Panama City had recently unveiled plans to renovate a portion of the downtown marina area to accommodate a lighthouse. As for the long-term with the lighthouse, commissioners approved a request from the Port St. Joe Redevelopment Agency to award a contract to Associates, LLC for the planning phase of a Lighthouse Park along the bayfront Port St. Joe. The city has proposed for months moving the lighthouse to the bayfront as the centerpiece for recreational facility in George Core Park. The planning will be funded by a $20,000 planning grant secured by the PSJRA. Gail Alsobrook, executive director of the PSJRA, said Associates, which had volunteered earlier to spearhead a task force for saving the lighthouse and grounds, would consider all of George Core Park and options for a water and recreation area to attract tourists. They would be looking at that to not only bring in tourists but also to have an educational component, Alsobrook said, alluding to the history of the lighthouse and its connection to the community. It would showcase the history and authenticity here. Part of the planning phase will include meetings to solicit public comment, Alsobrook noted. Meanwhile, a citizens committee has been formed and is examining options for saving the lighthouse and grounds. (Pd.Pol.Ad.) Becky HarePiano/Keyboard Instructor Piano LessonsLessons in your home for you convenience!!! 850-899-1827 Prompt Dependable Same Day Service VoteJimNorton.com(Pd.Pol.Ad.)PAID FOR ANDAPPROVED BY JIM NORTON, REPUBLICAN SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS Annual Art &Wine Festival th Annual Art & Wine Festival th th th 14TH ANNUALART& WINE FESTIVAL2PM CSTFor more information visit www.mexico-beach.com Saturday, October 6th, 2012 Driftwood Inn Mexico Beach, Florida $5 Entry Fee at the Door Live Music and Silent Auction Artists from Around the U.S. Great Food, Wonderful Wine & Beer LIGHTHOUSE from page A1 FILE PHOTOA short-term proposal to save the Cape San Blas Lighthouse and grounds is to move the keepers quarters and oil house (background, left) back on the property to buy time for fundraising efforts.

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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 Youve heard of getting cold feet? Well, I was beckoned to get out of bed the other morning at 5:55 a.m. because of hot feet. My alarm was set for 6 a.m.; those last five minutes of sleep are the most important and they will be lost forever. There is no getting those five minutes of sleep back and no nap can compensate for them. The only sleep that is better than the last five minutes of sleep you get in the morning is the sleep that you get after you hit the snooze button on your alarm (or turn it off). My daughter was concerned that an area of the tile floor in the bathroom was warmer than the rest of the floor. I walked into the bathroom and gave it the toe test. Indeed, it was warmer than the rest of the tile in the bathroom. The hot spot seemed to be isolated to a few tiles and rectangular in shape on the floor. My first thought was that there might be a hot water line leaking because it was definitely warmer than the rest the of the floor. On hands and knees, I held my ear down to the tile to listen for a hissing or dripping. There was no sound, but the dogs decided they needed to lick my free ear. What is it with dogs and ears? I went downstairs to look up at the ceiling and check for water on the ceiling. Thank goodness, there was no water on the ceiling. Checking the floor again upstairs, I found that the isolated area of tile was still noticeably warmer than the rest. It was puzzling, but I had to go to work. The plumber was called; he came out and checked for leaks and everything else a plumber does for $125 an hour. The plumber found no leaks. We had to be happy about no leaks; we pay plumbers on a regular basis to feel happy at least I do. When you look at it that way, the price is a bargain. Ive never been to a psychologist or psychiatrist, but I would bet they charge more than $125 an hour. In the event you actually do have a problem with your toilet or water line, a plumber can fix it. A psychologist or psychiatrist more than likely would not be able to help you with those types of problems. The bottom line is plumbers are worth the money. Poltergeist Possibly, there was a ghost in the upstairs hall bathroom. Judging by the heat of the bathroom floor, I figure it was the ghost of a large man with hair on his back that likes to stand in front of the mirror with his heels together. Envisioning what the ghost would look like, I tried the movement for a fellow at work. It can be done (heels together striking a Charles Atlaslike pose). No, I dont believe in ghosts, but there had to be an explanation. We have lived in this house for almost ten years. What could it be? The fellow that lived in the house before me was an avid photographer who was really into some sort of multi-level marketing that involved selling or pretending to sell some sort of beautification products. Perhaps there were some really steamy photographs under that tile bathroom floor or perhaps it was a hiding place for something else really hot, like a secret stash of beautification products. I still cant decide what to do. Should I tear the floor up and see whats under there? Should I knock a hole in the ceiling from below? Worrying about such things is not good for you. Unfortunately, I was not at home when the plumber came or I would have asked him. Perhaps a phone consult is a possibility. There are folks who have these seminars where they help companies build a feeling of teamwork and confidence. One seminar I read about lets their attendees walk on hot coals. This is supposed to give them confidence and make them feel they conquer the world or sell more products. Thats it. Im going to check with my homeowners association about pitching a tent in my backyard and letting folks come walk on the warm tile in my upstairs hall bathroom. They would pay me to stay overnight in the tent and walk on the warm tiles in the morning. It makes sense to me. If you are going to pay someone to walk on hot coals, you would pay to walk on my hot tiles. There has to be a market for it. On second thought, Im just going to call the plumber back. Thats another good thing about plumbers, they generally dont charge for phone consultations. Read more stories at www.CranksMyTractor. com. Paula Travis Alexander married my older brother in the fall of 1962. I thought she was ok because she went to St. Louis with us that summer and sat through both ends of a double header. The rst game went into extra innings and the nightcap saw lots of runs scored and lasted for hours. Ken Boyer hit a home run and Willie Mays lost his hat making a long running catch. I was in hog heaven. Paula, if not quite as ecstatic, never complained. True love is an amazing thing. I was fteen years old when they got married; and certainly not accredited enough to understand if I was losing a brother or gaining a sister. I didnt really give it a minutes thought. I was pondering on the extra space I was going to have in the bedroom I had shared with him since birth. And I was hoping this would mark the end of him bullying me around on slow afternoons. It was also one of the rst weddings I ever attended and I spent most of it wondering if they were actually going to kiss each other in front of all those people. Right from the start Paula treated me more like an equal than someones little brother. She would look me right in the eye and tell me what she thought. Ive never seen her mad or ustered; which, when you consider she was married to Leon, was downright almost unbelievable! She could get him to do things that no one else in the world could do. Leon sold his baby blue convertible and bought a family looking car not long after the marriage. He quit cruising around town and got a steady job. Paula never fussed or appeared put out when she got stuck at the house with me and David Mark. She was, however, a tad confounded when the ght broke out. Mom would return from the grocery store and Paula raced outside for help, Mrs. Colbert, come quickly, they are killing each other! Mom would assuage her fears with the boys will be boys line as she reached in the back for the sugar, our, milk and sundries. Somewhere along the way I took to calling her Chuck. Its too long of a story to relate here. She never seemed to mind and I think it gave us a special bond. When I had girlfriend problems I entrusted her with them. She never laughed or thought the dilemma insignicant. She also never suggested kidnapping or bashing them over the head with a club which is what Leon was telling me to do. The marriage survived stops in Pocahontas, Arkansas, (which was like the other side of the world) Lexington, Tennessee, and optometry school in Memphis. I never heard either of them complain. They settled in the Nashville area and poured their hearts into raising daughters, sonin-laws, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Let me give you a tip on a solid marriage. I was up visiting years ago and Leon was all hot to trot to show me this nice looking, low millage, gently used Corvette that he had his eye on. The salesman got quickly down to the price. We could drive it off the lot today for ten thousand dollars. Leon walked around it a couple of times quite studiously, I dont know. Twenty thousand is a lot of money. Ahhh, Dr. Colbert, you musta not heard me. Its only ten thousand. Leon asked me what I thought. He checked out the inside and muttered to himself, I just dont think I can go twenty thousand. The dealer is jumping up and down. DR. COLBERT, there is a big misunderstanding here! This like-new vehicle is only ten thousand dollars! No, Leon barely looked up, YOU dont understand. If I buy this car for ten thousand dollars, my wife is going to go out and spend ten thousand dollars on something she wants! Leon bought the Corvette. Chuck, within a couple of weeks had purchased new carpet for the entire house and added a sunroom out back. Both of my sons attended college in Nashville. Leon went to their ball games. He entertained them with crazy stories. He stood up for them when I couldnt. Chuck fed them. She opened up her house for them. Both of them consoled my boys when they were down. Both encouraged them in school. They shared all they had. When Moms health began to slip it fell Leon and Paulas lot to care for her. Youve never seen two people do more or care more. Im not sure to this day if Chuck is like the sister I never had, the good friend who has your best interest at heart or that older, wiser voice that keeps you on track. Ive spent my journalistic career writing about Leon because hes made that much of an impression on my life. If you had one small glimpse into his wit, his spontaneity, his keen insight and his zest for living, youd realize theyve got the wrong Colbert writing these little stories. Leon and Paula are celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary this week-end. WOW! How fast those years rolled by for all of us! When I got the invitation I immediately thought of the hot 1962 Sunday afternoon in St. Louis. I remembered that old blue convertible. I remember how they would drive a hundred miles an hour from Pocahontas on Friday afternoons to make the eight oclock kick off for my high school football games. I remembered Winnie-thePoodle; the many Thanksgiving and Christmas meals; the birth of children and the home going of some precious people. I thought of Chucks quiet, thoughtful advice over the years. I thought of Leons laughing, carefree, laissez faire approach to life. What a great team! True love IS an amazing thing. Respectfully, KCThursday, September 27, 2012 CRaANKS MY TRaACTORBN Heard After hitching the cart to the front of the horse, Mexico Beach is ready to ride. Lets see how far it gets. The City Council on Tuesday approved a design plan from Cathey Construction and Development for a new 3,200-squarefoot City Hall building on the site of the firedamaged Parker House. In September 2011, the Council voted to hire Cathey over another company to restore the Parker House, but later decided it would be more cost-effective to demolish the structure. Although the nature of the project changed considerably, the city did not rebid it. Cathey remained the contractor. Oh, by the way, Cathey Construction is owned by the son of Mexico Beach Mayor Al Cathey. As The News Heralds Valerie Garman reported, the mayor is listed as vice president and co-founder on the companys website and also as being responsible for assisting in the fiscal functions of the firm. (The mayor was not present for the 2011 Council vote to hire Cathey Construction.) Also, by the way, Al Cathey is a member of the Parker family that owned the house that the city purchased in July 2011 to be the site of the new city hall. The city is aware of the potential conflicts of interest. According to City Administrator Chris Hubbard, officials previously considered seeking an opinion from the state Attorney Generals Office about the issues, but that idea has been discarded. Instead, the city attorney is looking into the bidding process and contract documents to make sure the city has followed the law. Right now our city attorney is looking over everything that has been done just making sure everything is valid, Hubbard told Garman. That is an excellent strategy and one that should have been executed before the city took action on the contract. Why approve something and then determine whether it is proper? By acting prematurely, the city draws further attention to the issues and invites speculation about its motives. Had it all been cleared beforehand, the subsequent vote at least would have had the patina of legality. Mexico Beach has been down this road before. Last year, the Florida Commission on Ethics cleared Mayor Cathey of allegations of a conflict of interest resulting from the city doing business with his hardware store. The Commission found that his employment did not create a frequently recurring conflict or impediment to his public duties. However, dont assume that ruling applied to other instances of government business intersecting with the Cathey family. Even if the Cathey Construction contract receives a legal seal of approval (and we would prefer the state review it just to make sure), Mexico Beach should reexamine its practice of doing business with the mayor. What is legal may not always be proper. Sometimes in small towns there will be unavoidable overlap between public officials and their private interests everyone seemingly is connected to each other in some way. Those conflicts need to be transparent and discussed, and those affected should abstain from voting. That has happened in Mexico Beach. When they crop up repeatedly with the same person, though, officials should consider alternatives. Potential competitors might be discouraged from bidding, assuming the deck is stacked against them. Ultimately, though, the power rests with the voters. If they are uncomfortable with the relationship, they can make changes. Panama City News Herald HUNKER DOWNKesley ColbertHey, Hey Paula, I Wanna Marry You Hot Feet, tile in bathroom hotter than the restI still cant decide what to do. Should I tear the oor up and see whats under there? Should I knock a hole in the ceiling from below? Worrying about such things is not good for you. Unfortunately, I was not at home when the plumber came or I would have asked him. Perhaps a phone consult is a possibility.........................................................................Delayed diligence VIEWPOINT

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Before you decide, ask us to send you free written information dbutler@coastalcoverage.com Locally owned and operated Home Business Auto Health Workers Comp Thursday, September 27, 2012 Dear Editor: I am passionate about our small town events and believe they are part of our culture and character. I attended a meeting last week with a small group of about 10 dedicated volunteers trying to keep together a merchants association. The majority in attendance felt like the Halloween event, Ghosts on the Coast, was not important enough to save. They were advised that the event generated no prots that evening so why should businesses participate. I protested and Jennifer Jenkins of the Gulf County Tourist Development Council appealed to them to give her an opportunity to speak to her board. The group decided to have another meeting in October to discuss the issue. Boyer Signs took responsibility for and will sponsor the costume contest in City Commons. A committee of volunteers is ready to go to work. Becoming the adversarial member of a group is not pleasant. My thoughts immediately went back to the 4th of July and reworks in Beacon Hill! This cannot happen! Halloween or Ghost on the Coast has become a traditional event looked forward to by the entire community. Senior citizens and all age groups come to Reid Avenue to see friends and neighbors. Look at our wonderful downtown atmosphere that a mostly volunteer group the, PSJRA, has assisted in providing. After being informed by a member of the merchants committee that the Gulf County Chamber of Commerce would not produce the event, becoming proactive was required. Contacting local leaders and local business people became necessary, so I took responsibility. Who is Dana Boyer? I have been doing events for about 30 years and love the Port St. Joe events that reinforce our small-town feeling. That feeling is what visitors and local residents appreciate about our town. I did not feel like the group at our meeting reected the opinions of all the merchants or understand the traditions of Port St. Joe. Halloween has been celebrated downtown for at least 15 years, providing a safe environment for the children. Guerry Magidson, president of the Chamber of Commerce, stated that the Chamber was under the impression that the merchants did not support this event, but promised that the Chamber would support the event. Barry Sellers, director of the Chamber of Commerce, declared that Ghost on the Coast was the rst event in Port St. Joe that he participated in. He told me that the event showcases PSJ at its best; a family oriented event you dont see in Memphis or other cities. He said that even if no one purchases anything that evening, they leave feeling very positive about our businesses and community. Three different survey sheets were presented to signers. As of Monday, 24 merchants on Reid Avenue have signed supporting the Halloween event. With a much smaller business district, we will be asking everyone in the community to drop a couple of bags of candy by your favorite business or to Boyer Signs to be distributed. No one offered to sign the form that was not in favor of the event. Businesses not on Reid Avenue signed another form showing support and offering candy. My third call was to Port St. Joe City Commissioner Bo Patterson, also a Reid Avenue merchant. Bo was appalled, asking why we would not do it, this is a tradition. He felt like there were not enough activities in PSJ for children. We have a problem now in Port St. Joe. Our traditional events like Ghosts on the Coast, Christmas on the Coast and 4th of July do not have a home. The TDC will assist with funding, but do not produce events and are bound by state statutes as to how their funds are dispersed. The Chamber of Commerce has endured huge budget cuts and has no staff. Its Scallop Festival helps fund the organization. A loosely knit merchants association has no charter, bank account or liability insurance. They still worked hard and we had a 4th of July to remember. A volunteer events committee operating under the umbrella of one of the larger organizations could solve our problems. We need to work together and solve this problem for the good of our community. The politics of the situation do not matter. The children in costumes trick or treating, having fun and laughing matter. Thank you, Dana Boyer Port St. Joe Dear Editor, You may not know much about or have concern over the BP Restore Act funds but you need to learn and learn fast. Millions upon millions of dollars are becoming available to our County as compensation for the oil spill. It is an opportunity we can not take lightly and an opportunity for the public to participate and play a major role on how the funds should go for. The RESTORE the Gulf Coast States Act is a law that dedicates 80 percent of the Clean Water Act penalties that will be paid as a result of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill to the Gulf Coast states for environmental and economic restoration. The money will be used to rebuild wetlands, implement federal plans for coastal restoration and advance important resiliency measures in Gulf Coast communities. The rst law of its kind, the RESTORE Act is a historic piece of legislation and a major step toward recovery in the Gulf Coast region. The RESTORE Act was introduced in July 2011 by a bipartisan coalition of nine gulf senators. Ofcially named the Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability, Tourist Opportunities and Revived Economy of the Gulf Coast Act of 2011, the bill received broad, bipartisan support in Congress for its simple purpose: to send the oil spill penalty money back to the region damaged by the spill. The legislation was prompted in part by two ofcial reports on the spill, one conducted by Navy Secretary and former Governor of Mississippi Ray Mabus and another from the bipartisan National Commission on the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling. Both reports recommended that Clean Water Act penalties from the spill be dedicated to Gulf Coast restoration. Given the devastation the spill caused in the gulf, this was the only fair thing to do. Without the RESTORE Act, this penalty money could have been used for unrelated federal spending rather than for restoration. These funds should not be left to the whims of the County Commission reeking with lame ducks and has displayed their improper stewardship in the mishandling of money like TDC. Here is a website that will help you www.hufngtonpost. com/2012/07/16/bp-oil-spillrestore-act_n_1675566.html. Most alarming is the obvious rush that Commissioner Bill Williams is trying to accomplish before he leaves ofce this November. His display of disdain for Gulf County and his horric personal nancial mistakes should strike fear into all of us. He is No longer a resident of Gulf County as he lives in Tallahassee according to reliable sources. So you have a lame duck, proven nancial failure who is not a resident of our community and for some reason rushing to make our nancial decisions. Could it be that he has hopes to personally gain from this or do you think he is doing this out of the goodness of his heart? You decide. Lets slow this train wreck down. Why do we not have more public participation, workshops to develop all the ideas? How about changing the commission meeting time so that the working public can attend? They work for us not the other way around. We should demand evening times so that more citizens can participate. Could it be they are afraid of public participation? Again, you decide. There just might be other ideas about how the money should be utilized for economic development other than where they are headed. There are some smart people in our community who could participate in this if we take time to do it right. Knee-jerk decision-making and rushing to turn in a plan before Williams is out of ofce in a few weeks does not seem the right way to go. Did you know that our rainy day funds are all but non existent? So if we are hit by a hurricane we are in trouble. This is merely one important area of concern where funds should be and are not. There are other issues such as our infrastructures like the land ll, proving that the plan must have more public participation and support. What could possibly be wrong with taking a little more time and if necessary getting an extension which is easily done to make sure we do the right thing. This money belongs to our community not a select group of individuals who see this as a road to recovery for their personal nancial faults. Contact your commissioner and let them know we need to slow down and have much more public input!Citizens Improving Gulf CountyWater/Sewer Rates:Dear Editor: The city of Port St. Joe decides to raise water/ sewer rates due to low usage? WOW dirty water low usage .??? So penalize the users for the engineering mistakes. Way to go city elected ofcialscant gure why the lack of usage? Dees logic. Again a reason for not having a single source for engineering services!Bo WilliamsSt. Joe Beach/Beacon HillSaA ViING GhostsGHOSTS oON theTHE CoastOAST RescESCUiING theTHE RESTORE ActCT Letter to the editorEDITOR

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LocalThe Star| A7Thursday, September 27, 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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LocalA8 | The Star Thursday, September 27, 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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Everybody is going to have a large opportunity to weigh in on this, Yeager said.Land use fee waiverCommissioners, citing precedent set by the BOCC in January, agreed to waive the fee for a small scale land use map amendment to the county comprehensive plan requested by the son of Commissioner Carmen McLemore. The BOCC earlier this year decided to waive the $500 application fee for a small scale land use map amendment in the cases of property owners whose property had during the 1990 adoption of the comp plan been mistakenly placed in a conservation designation. Such a designation does not allow building. The parcel in question, along the Chipola River, is surrounded by other lands also designated conservation, some of which are in state hands others in private hands. The waiver fee had raised questions, Commissioner Ward McDaniel noted. There is already a structure on the property, the Property Appraisers of ce lists a residential dwelling on the property, there has been no inspection or other building department process requirements met and the county placed a halt on construction on the property when a complaint was led in July. County planner David Richardson emphasized that the matter before the board was simply the waiver of the application fee before the issue is taken to the Planning and Development Review board for further consideration. After several con icts in the application were noted by a citizen, commissioners emphasized that disparities would be worked out in the process and that all required permits, state and local, would have to be secured. health insurance for a child not covered by a health insurance plan. FloridaKidCare is a private affordable insurance for children from birth to age 18. A familys income and size determines eligibility for the child. 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Good weather and seas last week produced great catches from Mexico Beach to Indian Pass. Good red sh are in the surf up and down the coast as well right now. Cut bait and nger mullets will do the trick, and all times of the day seem to be producing sh!Inshore OffshoreWhat a huge difference in one week can make! Our inshore red sh and ounder catches are great. Most action for ounder is under the George Tapper Bridge shing with nger mullet or bull minnows. Good red sh are coming our of the canal here as well, and most anglers are taking advantage of the plentiful live bait here as well for red sh. Scallop season is now over, and we hope next year will be better. SPONSORED BY Squirrel season opens Oct. 13 on private landsSpecial to The StarGray squirrel season opens in Florida on private lands Oct. 13. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission decided last spring to provide squirrel hunters another month of hunting, similar to dates in other southeastern states. This change means more opportunity for squirrel hunters, said Paul Scharine, FWC public hunting areas biologist. The message were trying to get out is this change only applies to private property. For hunting dates on public lands, Scharine said hunters should consult the printed 2012-13 wildlife management area regulations or go online for speci c area dates at MyFWC.com/Hunting and select WMA Brochures. The daily bag limit is 12 gray squirrels.Star Staff ReportT. H. Stone St. Joseph Peninsula State Park recently was named the countrys No. 1 state park by a popular destination website. This Saturday, the Friends of the St. Joseph Peninsula State Park want to show off the treasure they volunteer to maintain. The Friends will sponsor St. Joseph State Park Appreciation Day this Saturday as part of National Lands Day. There will be a morning shoreline cleanup and beverages and food will be served from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. ET. The South Gulf County Volunteer Fire Department will be doing the grilling, and Scallop Cove will be providing ice cream for the kids. The Appreciation Day kicks off in earnest from 3-7 p.m. with music from the Flabbergasted Band at Eagle Harbor. The music can be enjoyed from a boat or on land. There will be a host of activities throughout the day. St. Joseph Peninsula State Park was at the top of a list of great state parks. Find out why on Saturday.Star Staff ReportHayley Smith and Kayla Lindsey of Gulf County, Area A, were two of 50 Florida 4-H youths who quali ed at the Florida 4-H Horse Show in July for the Southern Regional Show in Perry, Ga., which was Aug. 1-5. The events the two competed in were poles, barrels and stake races, along with participants from 13 states across the Southern Region, including Arkansas, Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Mississippi, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas and Virginia. Seventy-seven riders competed in the poles Aug. 4, with Lindsey placing seventh in a time of 21.831 seconds and Smith nishing 14th with a time of 22.845. Next up was the barrels, where the two competed against 78 other riders. Smiths time of 17.401 was good for eighth, and Lindsey nished out of the top 15 nalists with a time of 19.657. There were 68 riders competing in the stake race, with Smith nishing 15th with a time of 9.075 and Lindsey nishing in 9.657 seconds, missing the top 15. The top 15 riders in each class advanced to Sundays nals. The nal results are determined after the times of the two days are combined for calculating the placing and High Point Results. On Sunday, Smith and Lindsey competed in the nals of the poles. Lindsey placed fourth in a time of 22.771 to earn seven points. Smith earned ve points with a sixth-place nish in a time of 23.490. Smith earned four points in barrels with a time of 17.815, good for seventh; and Smith added three points with a time of 8.763 seconds that placed her eighth among the nal 15. Smith ended up fourth in the speed events high point results among the top 22, nishing with 12 points and Lindseys 10 points were good enough for 10th. All sponsors, volunteers and supporters of the Gulf County Big River Riders 4-H program congratulate Smith and Lindsey for an astounding job competing in their classes. For more information about local 4-H programs, call the Gulf County Extension Of ce at 639-3200 or 229-2909 or visit www.gulf. ifas.ulf.edu.SPECIAL TO THE STARKayla Lindsey, left, and Hayley Smith each placed among the top 10 in Speed Events during the recent 4-H Regional Horse Show in Georgia.Big River Riders compete at regional horse show Enjoy countrys No. 1 state park Saturday

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This means you. THE FLU ENDS WITH U PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA SP O RTS www.starfl.comThursday, September 27, 2012 APage 11SectionAmid signs of improvement, Lady Sharks drop 2Star Staff ReportThe Port St. Joe High School volleyball team continued to show improvement as the season reaches the midway mark, but wins are in short supply. Last Monday, Port St. Joe traveled to Wewahitchka and lost in ve games in a competitive match 25-23, 12-25, 26-24, 20-25 and 10-15. The following night, the Lady Sharks were at home against Franklin County, coming up short in four games, 25-19, 21-25, 17-25 and 24-26. Sophomore Daphne Baptista, setter, is healthy again and ready to practice, coach Wayne Taylor said. Baptista has been out with a fractured bula since FSU camp in July. Shell de nitely be another asset to the team, Taylor said. The team serving percentage is improving. Against Franklin County the Lady Sharks were 98 percent as a team with only two serving errors. Again, getting that rst pass seems to be our hardest hurdle to clear, Taylor said. With 13 digging errors and 18 receiving errors, you just cant expect to win a close match by giving away 31 of the points. Each match seems to be showing more and more signs of improvement. The Lady Sharks were at Blountstown on Tuesday as the second half of the season gets underway.Star Staff ReportCottondale pulls away from WewahitchkaWEWAHITCHKA Cottondale held Wewahitchka scoreless in the second half and pulled away for a 34-20 District 2-1A victory in a football game Friday night. The two teams were knotted 20-20 at halftime, and the host Gators failed to keep pace. Wewa quarterback Rashard Rainey ran for a 4yard touchdown, and he also heaved a pair of long touchdown passes. He connected with Jay Shiver on a 70-yard touchdown reception and later added a 57-yard pass to Jarvest Sher eld for another touchdown. Jalyn Addison led the Gators (1-3) with 10 carries for 61 yards. Rainey completed just 5 of 17 passes but threw for 185 yards. Sher eld had three catches for 86 yards.WHS cross country competes at Graceville, TallahasseeThe Wewahitchka High School cross country competed in a meet Sept. 12 at Graceville. The boys team placed second, led by Jakob Bidwell. Following Bidwell across the line were Micah Lister, Josh Epps, Shaquille Scott, Elijah Sarmiento, Colby Gay and Weston Sarmiento. The Lady Gators placed fourth led by Ashleigh Price. Price was followed by ShaMario Cole, Rylee Waters, Mileena Shirah, Emily Roberts and Brooke Hysmith. The cross country team also competed in a meet at Tom Brown Park in Tallahassee. The boys were again led by Bidwell, Lister, Epps, Jason Haire, Scott, Gay, Elijah Sarmiento, Weston Sarmiento, Charlie Laird and Jonah Bidwell, in that order of nish. The girls also did well, said coach Mary Holley, with Price leading the way in front of Cole, Waters, Brittany Grif n and Tara Walding.Lady Gators improve to 7-3 in volleyballThe Wewahitchka High School volleyball team beat Port St. Joe and Graceville and Franklin County to reach 7-3 as the season reached its midpoint. The Lady Gators beat Franklin County in four games, 25-10, 23-25, 250-22 and 25-6 before returning home to beat Port St. Joe in ve, 23-25, 25-13, 24-26, 25-20 and 15-10. The Lady Gators also swept a doubleheader with Graceville, winning the rst best-of-three match 25-18 and 25-19 before winning a best-ofve match, 25-11, 10-25, 25-5 and 25-17. The Lady Gators played at Franklin County on Monday. Sports BRIEFSBy TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com The host Tiger Sharks had a handle on the game in the rst half, but Blountstown swiped it back in the second. In a physical contest in which neither team managed 150 yards of total offense, Blountstown made several huge second-half plays to secure a 14-6 win in the District 2-1A opener for both teams Friday night. I am proud of the kids, but disappointed for them because when you play that hard you would like to win, Port St. Joe coach Chuck Gannon said. They have to learn to nish. We are playing some good teams early in the season and we are just not learning how to nish. Were getting down in scoring position. We are creating chances. We are just not nishing. That is something we have to learn to do. Both defenses were outstanding, particularly the Tiger Sharks (1-2 overall) in the opening half. With two weeks to prepare, Port St. Joe tossed schemes and formations at the Tigers (3-1 overall) they had not shown before, said Blountstown coach Greg Jordan. Blountstown managed just 19 total offensive yards in the rst half and nished with 143 offensive yards, less than 100 on the ground. Its a win but we sure had to earn it, Jordan said. They showed some things we had never seen on lm and we were confused early in the game. In the end, we didnt have many offensive yards but we made enough big plays to make the difference. You have to give credit to Port St. Joe. No matter how much you tell the kids how physical a Blountstown-Port St. Joe game is, they have to play it to understand. The Tiger Sharks, who actually outgained Blountstown by 5 yards, came up with the rst key play of the game, on special teams. Dusty Richter barreled in from the right side on a fourth-down punt and managed, with help from the up blocker who Richter pushed through on his way to the punter, to block the punt. Ramello Zaccarro scooped up the ball at the Tiger 27 and was untouched on his way to the end zone. A pass was incomplete on the extra point try and it was 6-0. The Tigers entered Port St. Joe territory just twice in the rst half, once courtesy a roughing the kicker penalty, and could get no closer than the Tiger Shark 37. Port St. Joe also had two forays into enemy territory, but one ended on downs and another on a fumbled snap. The Tiger Sharks seemed to grab momentum when Jarkeice Davis (a game-high 80 rushing yards) recovered an onside kick to start the second half. But Port St. Joe turned it over on downs at the Tiger 38, one of four times the Tiger Sharks were in Blountstown territory in the second half, the deepest penetration the 28, without coming away with points. On its second possession of the half, the Tigers struck for the biggest play of the game when quarterback Hunter Jordan found Ryan Hathcox with inside position on a 32-yard post pattern for a touchdown, the extra point kick putting the Tigers ahead to stay. They added an insurance touchdown early in the fourth quarter when on a fourth-andgoal from the 8, Hunter Jordan scrambled out trouble in the pocket and nessed his way just inside the left corner of the end zone. The extra point made it 14-6 with 6:24 to play. Port St. Joe hosts Holmes County at 7:30 p.m. ET Friday at Shark Field.Blountstown edges PSJ COURTESY OF WAYNE TAYLORJarkeice Davis (1) and the Tiger Sharks held Blountstown to 19 total yards of offense in the rst half.

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LocalA12 | The Star Thursday, September 27, 2012 The Wewahitchka Dixie Girls Softball Team would like to thank the following businesses and individuals for their support in makingour teams trip to the World Series possible and a memory of a lifetime! A & A Homecare, Inc. Akes Septic, Inc. All-Phase Heating & Cooling, Inc. Anna Hood Barbara Gay Billy Traylor Bonnie Bush Brent Blackburn Brian and Sonya Hill Britt and Wyvonne Grifn Picket Brooke and Kristen Wooten Bruce and Carolyn Husband Buchanan Byron and Doris Jean Whitten Caitlin Rich Carmen McLemore Centennial Bank Charlie Pettis Pest Services Chipola Turf Farms City of Wewahitchka Coastal Towing and Roadside Service, Inc. Colby and April Giles Creek Stop & Deli Crystal Gaskin Dan Christie Danny and Nicki Little Darlene Ake David Newsome David Walker Davis McLemore Dayton and Daphne Lister Derrick Bennett, P.A. Donna Myers Doug and Becky Birmingham Doug and Jenny Sloan Ed and Linda Wood Ed and Nancy Wooten Eddie and Lori Price Eddie Summers Educational Management Consultant Services Ellis Smith Emerald Coast Plumbing Employees Club of Wewahitchka, Inc. Estelane ODonnell F & B Builders, Inc. Freddie Pitts Family Gail Haddock Gary Bellamy Gaskin-Graddy Insurance Agency, Inc. George Cox Georgetown County, SC Glorida Wood Good Spirits of Wewahitchka Graybar, Inc. Guffeys Electric Gulf Coast Electric Co-Op, Inc. Gulf Coast Real Estate GroupGulf County Sheriffs Ofce Employee Club, Inc.Hannon Insurance Agency The Haughty Heron Hayes Marine Service Helen Cook Houston and Linda Whiteld Howard Creek Country Mart Indian Pass Marine James Smith Jerry Gaskin Jerry Pybus Electric, Inc. Jim Brown Jim and Deborah McKnight Jim Norton Candidate for Gulf County Superintendent of Schools Joe and Becky Nugent Joey Kirkland Insurance, Inc. John Ford John Gainous John Gainous VFW Post of Highland View Karen Seay Kerrigan Marketing Assoc. K-Leighs Krystal Clary LaDonna Price Larry and Verna Mathes Lee Barker Leisa Hathaway Lewis Lyndsey Lions Club of Port St. Joe Lloyd and Blynda Owens Lookout LoungeManuel & Thompson, P.A. Attorneys at LawMariah Brown Mark Cothran Mary Ann Peak McLemore Law Firm Mel Magidson Jr., P.A. Michael Hammond Mike Aiken Mike and L ana Harrison Mike and Robin Stroud Miller Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. Miller HVAC, Inc. Missy Hicks Odis and Leiko WootenPanama City Paper Mill Employees FundPeaks Unlimited Phil Lanford Philip Nunnery Phillip Gaskin Preble-Rish, Inc. Progress Energy, Inc. Ralph and Patty FisherRamseys Printing and Ofce Products, Inc.Raymond Shiver Richs IGA Ricky Long Robert Hicks and Diane King Roman Brown Ronnie Butler Ronnie Stanley Sara Joe and Clayton Wooten Service Call Shop Sharon Gaskin Skylar Hunter Sonya Todd Southeastern Consulting Engineers, Inc. Southern Orthopedic Specialists, P.A. St. Joe Bar & Package, Inc. A.J. Smith Candidate for State Representative Steve and Becky Norris Steve Brants Roong Steve Brants Roong Steve Strange All Phase Heating and Cooling Subway of Wewahitchka Taunton Truss, Inc. Terry Royal Timmy Wade Tom Ferrell Tommy and Cindy Traylor Tony and Susan Price Tony Justice Wade and Cathy Simmons Ward McDaniel Waterfront Auto Sales Wewahitchka Elementary School Wewahitchka Search & Rescue, Inc. Woody Borders Miller Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. Odis and Leiko Wooten Panama City Paper Mill Employees Fund Ramseys Printing and Ofce Products, Inc.

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COMMUNITY www.starfl.comThursday, September 27, 2012 BPage 1Section Star Staff ReportPort St. Joe Elementary School, partnering with Gulf Coast State College, is among 20 schools nationwide and the only school in Florida to be honored by College For Every Student as a 2011-2012 School of Distinction. Last week, CFES Program Director Carol Cathey presented a School of Distinction banner to Principal Sue Gannon, CFES Scholars, team members and Gulf County Superintendent Jim Norton. The CFES program has proven to be of bene t to all of our students grades pre-K through 6, and it is a honor to receive recognition as a CFES School of Distinction, Gannon said. The CFES School of Distinction award recognizes schools that have exemplary programs incorporating the three CFES core practices: Leadership through Service, Mentoring, and Pathways to College. Schools of Distinction offer school-wide activities that enable all students and their families to learn about the college application process, nancial aid, and strategies that foster college persistence. The faculty members on the CFES team worked diligently with students and Gulf Coast State College representatives to complete all of the necessary requirements for this honor, Gannon stated. Because of their efforts, our students are much more aware of the college opportunities Star Staff ReportDuring halftime of last weeks contest against Blountstown, Port St. Joe High School inducted six new members into the schools Athletic Hall of Fame, which already features greats such as Adrian Gant, David Langston and Vernon Eppinette. The six run the gamut, from a player on the schools rst state championship football team when the game was played six a side to a long-time announcer, two of the great coaches to walk the halls of Port St. Joe High and one of the great female athletes in school history. The six were:Billy FlemingNamed Most Athletic in 1949, Fleming became the voice of the Port St. Joe Sharks shortly after graduating high school. During a span of four decades, Flemings voice, described as a steady baritone, announced every Port St. Joe game from 1952-1987. Fleming was known to his accuracy and for his naming players and numbers, no matter the talent level. On those rare occasions he missed the play, Fleming was known to simply say, A host of Sharks in on the play and leave it at that. While at Port St. Joe, Fleming played and was a standout in football and basketball. After his retirement as Shark public address announcer, he was succeeded by his son-inlaw, Teedy Nobles, and grandson, Bobby Nobles, all Sharks themselves. Fleming was also known for his famous fourth-quarter pronouncement, Following the game, there will be a [Victory Dance] at the Centennial Building$2 stag and $3 drag.Holly M. Russ Holly Russ was the youngest of 10 and a 1988 graduate of Port St. Joe High School where she excelled as a student/athlete, particularly in basketball. She was a three year MVP, a member of the state Class 2A rst team as a junior and senior, named rst team AllBig-Bend in Class 2A and she nished her high school career in the regional nals.GCSC holding health care job training sessionBy JESSICA McCARTHY 747-5073 | @PCNHJessica jmccarthy@pcnh.com PANAMA CITY The number of jobs in the health care industry is expanding, and Gulf Coast State College is bringing job training information to the community. GCSC, in conjunction with Career Step, an online health care school, offers training for health care-related jobs such as medical coding and billing, medical transcription and medical administrative assisting. Elizabeth Hooks, business training and marketing coordinator for GCSC, said it is about opportunity. We want to provide training and information for the health care industry because its such a growing career eld, Hooks said. Its one of the few industries still expanding in this economic situation. The online training incorporates feedback from employers, ensuring graduates have the skills needed for the workforce. Some of the programs have been evaluated by industry associations; the medical coding and billing program is approved by the American Health Information Management Association, a certi cation organization. Hooks also said for some, this can be a new start. So many people are changing careers right now because of the economy and this may be what they need, Hooks said. They can come and learn about a new career option. Sherrie Lock, health care coordinator for GCSC, said this online training offers fast beginnings. The advantage to the online health-care certi cate course is the exibility in schedule and convenience of learning from home, Lock said. Students are able to register for the course anytime and begin the training within one to three business days and course access and student support is 24/7. Once the course is successfully completed, student support provides assistance to pass the national certi cation exam and resources with the job search. If students enroll in the online training programs by Oct. 31, they might be eligible for a free laptop or discounted tuition.PSJES named School of DistinctionSee PSJES B6 WANT TO GO?What: Info session on health care job training Where: Gibson Lecture Hall, Student Union East, GCSC When: 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Thursday To register: Sherrie Lock at 850-872-3823 or slock@gulfcoast.eduPSJHS inducts 6 into Athletics Hall of Fame BILLY FLEMING HOLLY M. RUSS See HALL OF FAME B7FILE PHOTOSWill Rambeaux (right) will return to Blast on the Bay Songwriters Festival for a fourth year. Below, the Blast on the Bay begins with the Thursday evening bon re for sponsors and guests. on the Bay begins with the Thursday evening bon re for sponsors and guests. BEACHSIDE BASH By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com A songwriters festival, Nashville, Tenn., songwriter Will Rambeaux said, is a chance to reconnect to that skinny 18-year-old who wanted to be a rock star. Rambeaux and almost two dozen songwriters will descend on the Forgotten Coast Oct. 19-20 for the fourth annual Blast on the Bay Songwriters Festival. We love it down there, Rambeaux said from the set a new Nashvillebased television series in which he plays, surprise, a songwriter. Songwriters do this all year round, all over the country. These kinds of festivals are growing. Port St. Joe is what Id call a boutique festival. It is not Key West, where they have something like 300 songwriters and which is the granddaddy of them all. But we keep it small, because we like it that way. The community, the venues, has their charms. We love it. In a sense, Rambeaux could be considered the godfather of the Blast on the Bay event. After the closing of the paper mill and a move to attracting tourists to Gulf County, Rambeauxs nephew, who had grown up attending songwriters festival with Rambeaux, suggested a festival along the Forgotten Coast. When it was rst proposed I said, Port St. What? Rambeaux said with a laugh. I never heard of the place. But I came down and scouted the area and just fell in love with it. I thought this is the best-kept secret in Florida. The initial festival proved such a success that is has steadily grown, from a dozen artists the rst year to almost two dozen this year. They will be performing at venues such as Sunset Coastal Grill, the Haughty Heron, Thirsty Goat, Toucans, Lookout Lounge, Provisions and Mango Marleys. See BASH B5

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B2 | The Star Thursday, September 27, 2012 OFTHEWEEKPET St. Joseph Bay Humane SocietyMeet the beautiful, green eyed and sweet Babykins. She is very sociable with kids and adults and has adapted well as a kitten watcher in the catio. Babykins is an upper deck kitty and would enjoy being spoiled in a furrever home where she would be a purrfect lady at all times. Give this sweet girl a second chance. Babykins adoption fee has been reduced. 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. 2088549 Admission = FREE Parking = FREE. Coin Dealers from all over the southeast will be set up. Buy-Sell-Trade, Coins, Paper Money, Tokens, Medals. Numismatic literature available while supplies last. Dont Miss The Fun! For additional info: Dave (850) 936-4892 or Bill (850) 865-0529.Coin Show sponsored by Ft. Walton Beach Coin Club. Saturday, September 29, 10 am 5 pm and Sunday, September 30, 10 am 4 pm. In the Atrium of Westwood Retirement Resort, 1001 MarWalt Drive, FWB, FL (across from FWB Medical Center). FREE Coin to all Attendees signing in @ Welcome Table. FOR A BETTER GULF COUNTY COMMISSIONER GULF COUNTY DISTRICT 1 I WANT TO GO TO WORK FOR YOU! POLITICAL ADVERTISEMENT PAID FOR AND APPROVED BY KENNY PEAK, REPUBLICAN FOR COUNTY COMMISSIONER DISTRICT 1(Pd.Pol.Ad.) I WILL WORK TO CREATE JOBS STOP WASTEFUL SPENDING LIFE-LONG RESIDENT OF GULF COUNTY AS THE OWNER / OPERATOR OF CARPET COUNTRYFOR OVER 25 YEARS, I HAVE THE EXPERIENCE AND LEADERSHIP NEEDED TO REPRESENT GULF COUNTY WITH A PLAN FOR SMART ECONOMICAL GROWTH FOR GENERATIONS TO COME! 2088561 4138484 SocietyStar Staff ReportStudents from Gulf and Franklin county schools will be joining thousands of other students on athletic elds across the nation on Wednesday, Oct. 17 to share their faith with fellow students during the seventh annual Fields of Faith, sponsored by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. This rapidly-growing, interdenominational outreach event will be held at more than 400 locations across the country. While many Christian rallies are anchored to an entertainer or professional speaker that creates a spectator event, Fields of Faith is structured as a studentto-student ministry. Peers invite their own classmates and teammates to meet on their schools athletic eld to hear fellow students share their testimonies, challenge them to read the Bible and to come to faith in Jesus Christ. This will be the rst Fields of Faith event in Gulf County. Since the beginning of Fields of Faith in 2004, more than 500,000 students have joined. In 2011, 160,000 students gathered on 475 elds across 36 states. While Fields of Faith has its roots with FCA leadership, the event is designed to include multiple national Christian organizations, local churches and ministries. A local leadership will determine the program at each Fields of Faith event. More information about Fields of Faith is available at FieldsofFaith. com. To learn more about the event in Port St. Joe, contact Dena Sapp at 478-957-4501.Star Staff ReportSacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf welcomes to its staff Dr. Alfred Cardet, a board certi ed orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Cardet is an orthopedic surgeon with Bay Medical (a member of Sacred Heart Health System) and has recently received privileges to admit patients at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf. Dr. Cardet will be providing services to Bay, Gulf, and Franklin County residents at the Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf Medical Of ce Building on Thursdays, beginning on September 27. Dr. Cardet is a member of the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery. He attended medical school at University of Miami/Jackson Memorial, Miami, Florida and an internship at John A. Burns School of Medicine, Honolulu, Hawaii. He later returned to the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial to complete his residency. Dr. Cardet brings nearly 30 years of medical experience in orthopedic surgery. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Cardet, please ask your primary physician to refer you. If you have questions regarding the services that Dr. Cardet will be providing, please contact his of ces at 850-914-7060. By UF/IFAS Extension and Farm CreditOn Friday, Aug. 17, 13 innovative farmers and ranchers were recognized by University of Florida IFAS Extension and Farm Credit of Northwest Florida at the Jay Community Center in Santa Rosa County. This is the second year these two organizations have teamed up to honor a selection of the Top Innovative Farmers in the Florida Panhandle. Mark Godwin was recognized as Gulf County Agriculture Innovator of the Year by Roy Lee Carter, Gulf County Extension Director. Mark operates Gulf Shrimp Farms near the Howard Creek Community. Gulf Shrimp Farms is a business that produces the paci c white shrimp in a pond culture. These shrimp are normally grown in the Gulf of Mexico and other saltwater bodies. Mark was able to drill a well 1,200 feet deep and tap into the underground aquifer and amazingly found water with the same salinity as sea water. He has approximately 55 acres in production at present and plans to double acres in the very new future.Star Staff ReportBoardwalk Realty of NW Florida, Inc. welcomes Michael Patrick. Michael is originally from Wyalusing, PA and has lived and enjoyed living in Port St. Joe since 2009. Like many, after vacationing to the area with his family for the last 20 years, he and his family chose to make Port St. Joe their home. He is a pilot, loves photography, scalloping, shing, cooking and all that has to do with enjoying St. Joseph Bay. Michael is a Florida-licensed real estate agent and a graduate of West Virginia University. His specialty is First Time Home Buyers and Relocation. As a resident of Port St. Joe, he knows not only the area, but the lifestyle and looks forward to helping you reach your real estate dreams. Michael can be reached at his of ce 227-7891. Star Staff ReportThere will be a bene t for Marsha Posey and Carol Jean Lindsey to help with the cost of medical and travel expenses due to both battling cancer. We will be doing photographs at noon ET on Saturday, Sept. 29, at Windmark Beach. There will be a minimum of a $10 donation and it will include your pictures being taken and put on disc. Please come out and help support these amazing ladies! Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf Welcomes Alfred Cardet, MDSPECIAL TO THE STARMike Patrick Patrick joins Boardwalk RealtyCounty schools to participate in Fields of Faith event Godwin honored POSEY, LINDSEY BENEFIT Star Staff ReportGulf County Senior Citizens at 120 Library Drive in Port St. Joe are asking for donations of non-perishable foods for low-income seniors such as juice, canned tuna and chicken, soup or vegetables. Small inexpensive bingo prizes are always needed for clients that love to play bingo several times a week. They provide hot nutritious, noon meals Monday through Friday to seniors 60 and over. Transportation may be available to meal sites. Anyone interested in coming to 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 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 639-5345/2276425. 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. Gulf County Senior citizens need your help WEWAHITCHKA WOMANS CLUB AUCTION

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The Star| B3Thursday, September 27, 2012 Star Staff ReportTwo four-week sessions of Clay After School art classes will be offered this fall for children ages 8 and up at The Artery Studio, 214 Williams Avenue. Classes will be offered from 3:15 to 5:15 p.m. ET on Tuesday afternoons. Session one begins Oct. 9, and runs for four consecutive weeks, and session two begins Nov. 6 running through Dec. 4, with a break during the week of Thanksgiving. Children may be dropped off immediately after school to enjoy social time and a snack before class. The instructor for the class is Leslie Wentzell, an accomplished Port St. Joe artist who works primarily in clay, and is the owner of The Artery Studio. Working with clay helps children develop coordination, concentration, self esteem and teaches them how to transform ideas into creative expression, said Wentzell. The students will learn many different kinds of techniques in the classes, such as the pinch method, coiling, slab work, cartooning (figurines), abstract work, and various textured applications. While no prior clay experience is necessary. More challenging work will be offered to children with previous experience. Wentzell enjoys sharing her love of art with young people, and has previously taught clay classes for the Gulf Alliance for Local Arts (GALA), as well as at the Visual Arts Center in Panama City. She has been an Artist-InResidence at Port St. Joe Junior/Senior High School and at Franklin County Elementary School through a program offered by Very Special ArtsFlorida (VSA-Florida). While teaching technique is very important with clay, I try to incorporate broader art concepts into all of my teaching, she said. The cost for the classes is $60 for a fourweek session. Each session will be different, with different projects, and all materials and firing are included. A $20 family discount per additional child ($40 cost per session) is available. Additionally, a limited number of scholarships are available. Registration for the classes may be done at The Artery, which is open Wednesday through Friday afternoons, and Saturdays, or on their web site (www. ArteryStudio.com). More information is available by calling The Artery at 850-227-5741. School NewsPort St. Joe Elementary SchoolFront Row: Ella Dimitrijevich, Nijah Quinn, Ava Kennedy, Cody Lamb.Back Row: Caleb Schweikert, Troy Bell, Kyndell Moore, Karys Linton, Skylar Addison, Gunner Grogan. WES Elementary SchoolTray Mozie is in Ms. Bowers third grade class. Tray is exceptionally mature and independent. He is a reliable young man who understands the importance of taking his school work seriously.Special to The StarThe school year is in full swing and the students at Port St Joe Junior-Senior High School are rapidly moving forward. SGA kicked it off with a GREAT rst day program and we already have 5 weeks of school in the books. For parents, a progress report is sent home with your student every four weeks, so, if you havent seen a Progress Report yet, ASK! A BIG THANK YOU goes out to Mrs. Wanda Nixon and Ms. Pam Lister, our Guidance Department, who did a fantastic job with our College Fair held on Sept. 9. Over 25 Colleges and Universities were represented and truly made Port St Joe the center of College Information. Football is in full swing. Our Sharks are in the mix for a District Championship. Come and see the Sharks take on Holmes County at 7:30 p.m. ET on Friday at Shark Field. Shark Field is also the place you can also our JV host Bozeman at 7 p.m. tonight. GO SHARKS. Our Volleyball Teams are competing all over Northwest Florida. Our young Varsity, coached by Mr. Wayne Taylor, has been up against some pretty stiff competition but is gaining the experience needed to be true champions. Come support the Lady Sharks at 6 p.m. ET Tuesday, Oct. 2 when they host Liberty County. The JVs coached by Mrs. Karen Taylor, start the contest with the Varsity game following. Coach K has taken the reins of our Cross Country Team. They hosted a District meet on Wednesday the 26th, and travel to Bay High on Oct. 6 to continue their quest for a district berth. Good Luck to our Cross Country runners. The votes are in, and this years Homecoming Court will be announced this week. Homecoming is Friday, Oct. 12 against Rocky Bayou. Festivities kick off with a Parade down Reid Avenue at 3:15 p.m. followed by kickoff at 7:30 p.m. Any group, business, individual, club, etc. interested in participating in our Homecoming Parade, please contact LCDR Jarosz at 229-6177 and leave your Group Name, type of participation (Float, Golf Cart, classic vehicle walking), Point of Contact, Phone Number and E-Mail address. The deadline for participation requests is Wednesday, October 10, 2012. Congratulations to the following Anniversaries; Classes of 1962 (50th), 1972 (40th), 1982 (30th), 1987 (25th), 1992 (20th), 2002 (10th), 2012 (1st). Come celebrate with us on October 12th. If you would like to know whats going on at Port St Joe Junior-Senior High School, we can send you a copy of our weekly schedule. Email LCDR Jarosz at mjarosz@gulf.k12..us and hell put you on the Shark Bites list. Community support is essential for the success of all our programs. Come see whats happening and support The Sharks!By KAt T HIE SAr R MIENt T O Special to The StarIn his best selling book Lifes Little Instruction Book, H. Jackson Brown said, Always buy from the kids that are trying to raise money. This can be a challenge in todays tough economic times. It seems that every sport, church, school, or civic group is in need. However, we must try to remember that it is all about the greater good. When you participate in a fundraiser, you are making an investment in the life of a child. So, everyone benets. FCS students are coming to a neighborhood near you. Be sure to look through the newest gift catalog for Christmas gifts. THANK YOU to all the parents, students, and customers involved in the local fundraising projects. We are going to make the world a better place, one campaign at a time.Registration begins for after-school art classes DAZZLING DOLpPHINsS prPRINCIpP ALsS speSPECIAL reRECOGNITION The Lions TALeE The Lions Tale Fundraising: Investing in our children

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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 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 TOUCHING LIVES WITH THE LOVE OF JESUS 6pm 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 COMFORTER FUNERAL HOMEW. P. Rocky ComforterL.F.D.(850) 227-1818 This business invites you to visit the church of your choice this week.Thursday, September 27, 2012Lord, we know were not temptation proof, we fail you every day. We ask you Lord for guidance, as we travel lifes highway. Things like pride can provide an opening for the thrust of a satanic dark. A critical tongue and quick temper also play a good part. Impatience and the love of money bring with it temptation too. Anything contrary to your will is what most people want to do. If you belong to Jesus you have a job to do. It matters not how large or small the job is just for you. When doing this job stay close to God, read the word and pray. Its hard for Satans darts to strike with angel wings in the way. Then hopefully we can say with Paul, we fought a good ght, we ran a good race. We thank you Lord for your amazing grace. Billy JohnsonBlessing of the animals at St. JamesThursday, Oct. 4 is the celebration of the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi who is noted for his love of animals. St. James is offering a service of Blessing of the Animals, in anticipation of the Feast Day, on Saturday, Sept. 29 at 4 p.m. ET. If you would like to have your pet blessed, please assemble in the church parking lot by 4 p.m. All animals must be on a lead, in a carrier, or otherwise suitably restrained you can imagine the chaos if they were not. St. James is at 800 22nd St.New Bethel anniversaryPastor Cyril Mills and Sister Pamela Mills and New Bethel Baptist Church will celebrate the churchs anniversary at 11 a.m. ET on Sunday, Oct. 7. Sister Brenda Fisher is chairperson for the event.New Bethel Women/Men annual observanceNew Bethel Baptist Church will celebrate its annual Women/ Men Observance at 11 a.m. ET on Sunday, Oct. 21. Chairperson is Evangelist Jennifer Bailey.New Bethel Harvest MusicalNew Bethel Baptist Church will host a Harvest Evening Musical at 5 p.m. ET on Saturday, Nov. 17. The colors are harvest colors. Chairperson is Sister Bonita Smith.Special to The StarWilliam Paul Young, best known as the author of The Shack, will discuss the difference between being spiritual and being religious in an exclusive lmed interview at Lifetree Caf on Monday, October 1, 2012 at 7 p.m. Nearly 30 percent of Americans identify themselves as spiritual but not religious, and the trend is growing. Youngs best seller has prompted a national discussion of the difference between spirituality and religion. I make a distinction between the church as an organization and the church as people, says Young. Biblically speaking, the church is people. Its only people. They didnt have the buildings, the structures, or platforms. Its simply people. The Lifetree event, titled Spiritual but Not Religious, offers participants the opportunity to explore the issue in a safe, open environment. Admission to the 60-minute event is free. Snacks and beverages are available. Lifetree Caf is at 1602 U.S. Highway 98 in Mexico Beach, across from El Governor Hotel. Lifetree Caf is a place where people gather for conversation about life and faith in a casual coffeehouse-type setting. Questions about Lifetree may be directed to Gary Grubb at 334-8065667 or lwclifetreecafe@fairpoint.net. Everett Andrus was born to Adrian F. Gant, Jr. and Gloria Benn Gant on September 26, 1979, in Panama City, Fl. He attended Port St. Joe Elementary and High School where he graduated in 1997. He matriculated to Livingston University in Livingston, Al., where he studied Computer Science before moving back to Port St. Joe. Everett was employed in many places where he was able to touch many people, but he loved being outdoors. He was employed by Coastal Landscaping and Design for the past four years where everyone could honk and wave at him when they saw him. Everett confessed faith in Christ at an early age and became a member of Zion Fair Missionary Baptist Church. On September 17, 2012, God called Everett home after a brave ght. He was preceded in death by his Grandfather James Benn and Aunt Carmelita Davis. Many will have happy, joyful memories of Everett. However, he will be especially remembered by his parents Adrian and Gloria Gant; grandparents Adrian (Sr.) and Mae Ella Gant, Fannie Little; his daughter Kahlan Gant; his sisters Tracie (Robert Jr.) Jones, Elitha (Lonzy) Harrison, and Natalie (LaJuan) Zaccaro; his uncles Preston (Elaine) Gant, Jerome (Kim) Gant, Casteldera (Desiree) Gant, Dewayne (Annie) Benn, James Benn, Jr., Darrell Benn, Bernard Little, and Joe Little; aunts Aundray Benn, Deborah Davenport, Trudy Cooper, Angie Porter, Belinda Johnson; nieces and nephews Natasha Allen, Renzie Williams, Morgan Gant, Arianna Allen, and Roman Harrison. A host of cousins, great aunts and uncles, friends, co-workers and others who just may have needed a little help or shared a joke and a kind word will also have great memories of Everett.Everett Andreus GantRoger E. Mims passed away peacefully on September 17, 2012 at Covenant Hospice in Bay County after a long illness. He was born June 2, 1931 in Camilla, GA. He is survived by his wife Josiane; his daughter, Valerie M. Dykstra (husband Craig); two granddaughters Amy and Anne; and by two stepsons, Stephen Kuhn (wife Lynda) and grandchildren Danielle, Zachary, Matthew, Ethan, and Philip M. Kuhn (wife Debra) and grandchildren Philip, Jr., Michelle and Jessica; brothers Johnny, Glenn, Danny (wife Joanie); and sister Willene; and many cousins, nephews and nieces. In lieu of owers please make donations to Covenant Hospice in Panama City. There will be a memorial service at 1 p.m. ET on Saturday, September 29, 2012 at First United Methodist Church in Port St. Joe. Roger E. Mims ObituariesAuthor of The Shack talks spirituality at Lifetree Caf ROGER E. MIMS EVERETT ANDREUS GANT Faith BRIEFS Jesusis amazing grace

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As with each prior year, there will be a songwriters workshop the Saturday of the event at Dockside Caf, and the event will wrap up with hugely-popular Sunday afternoon jam session at the Indian Pass Raw Bar. We love doing the workshop, Rambeaux said. We get a lot of people, it is very informal, and there are some good people who come out because they love songwriting and love music. It is great and you can get some ideas. The beauty of it all for the public, the performances are all free beyond any door charge by the venue. For the songwriters, the festival feeds several appetites. One is networking, Rambeaux said. A second is the chance to bounce ideas off on another and write some songs. Another is a chance to see a songwriter you may not have had a chance to see in the stratified world of Nashville, Rambeaux said. And, finally, there is the joy of picking up the guitar and being that teenager longing to be a rock star again. The big secret is that all songwriters are closet performers, Rambeaux said. In Nashville, you dont get that chance to perform. Your job is to be in a room and write songs. But at a festival we get to do what we started out doing and what we love to do. You get to go back to being that skinny 18-year-old who wanted to be a rock star. That is so great. A dynamic that has grown uniquely during the growth of Blast on the Bay is the events connection to the Semper Fi Sisters, wives, mothers, grandmothers, sisters and aunts of deployed military personnel, who hold their annual Beach Blast at the same time as the festival. The two events have grown together, founded in the same year. The Semper Fi Sisters provide volunteer work at some of the songwriting festival venues, some of the songwriters will perform during the SFSs Boxes of Love packing party, and the two events are partial sponsors of the other. They are great girls and we love playing for them and supporting them, Rambeaux said. In every era there are young people who put on that uniform to save the rest of our (rear ends). I wasnt in the military myself, but I have come to really appreciate those who serve. NO HIDDEN CHARGES: It is our policy that the patient and any other person responsible for payments has the right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed by payment or any other service, examination or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free, discounted fee or reduced fee service, examination or treatment. www.mulliseye.com"WE WELCOME NEW PATIENTS, CALLTODAY FOR YOUR PRIORITY APPOINTMENT" FOR NEW PATIENTS 59 AND OLDERThis certificate is good for a complete Medical Eye Exam withTodd Robinson, M.D.Board Certified Eye Physician and Surgeon.The exam includes a prescription for eye glasses and tests for Glaucoma, Cataracts and other eye diseases.FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT CALL: 850-763-6666 ELIGIBILITY: U.S. Citizens living in the Florida Panhandle, 59 years and older, not presently under our care. Coupon Expires: 9-30-12 FREEEYE EXAMCODE: PJ00Darren Payne, M.D.Board Certified Eye Physician and Cataract SurgeonLee Mullis, M.D.Board Certified Eye Physician and Cataract SurgeonTodd Robinson, M.D.Board Certified Eye Physician and Cataract Surgeon "Freedom from Eye Glasses, Now a reality for many."Smart LensesSM CHECK OUT OUR NEW FALL INVENTORY Your Full Service Wedding and Event Florist Your Full Service Wedding and Event Florist Your Full Service Wedding and Event Florist Over 35 Years Experience.208 Reid Avenue, Downtown Port St. Joe850.229.1111www.BaysideFloristPSJ.com LocalThe Star| B5Thursday, September 27, 2012 BASH from page B1 FILE PHOTOEvery year, songwriters perform during the Semper Fi Sisters Boxes of Love packing party at the Centennial Building. The two events have become linked since being established four years ago. SCHEDULE OF PERFORMANCESOct. 19 6 p.m. Provisions 6:30 p.m. Thirsty Goat 7 p.m. (CT) Mango Marleys Oct. 20 2 p.m. Dockside Cafe | Port Saint Joe Marina-Songwriters Workshop 5 p.m. Lookout Lounge 6 p.m. Sunset Coastal Grill 7 p.m. Haughty Heron 6:30 p.m. (CT) Toucans Oct. 21 2 p.m. Indian Pass Raw Bar

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LocalB6 | The Star Thursday, September 27, 2012 FREE DIABETES EDUCATION CLASSES TO BE HELD EVERY TUESDAYBEGINNING TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2012TWO LOCATIONS, TWO TIMES! 10:00AMWEEMS MEDICAL CENTER EAST 110 NE 5TH ST CARRABELLE 697-23455:00PMWEEMS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL 135 AVENUE G APALACHICOLA 653-8853 X101 Classes taught by Erica Ceska, Registered DietitianEVERYONE WELCOME! MONDAY: Fried Catsh Dinner with two side items: $9.95 Fried Catsh Sandwich with one side: $5.99 TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY: CLOSED THURSDAY: Shrimp Dinner with two side items: $10.95 Shrimp PoBoy with one side: $7.95 FRIDAY: Fried Mullet Dinner with Fries & Coleslaw: $9.95 Hamburger with Fries $ 5.95 SATURDAY: COME WATCH THE GAMESWITH US $2.00Longnecks: Bud Light, Budweiser, Miller Lite, Coors Light 10 wings 7.99, 20 wings 15.99, Fried Green Beans 6.99. SUNDAY: Buy one Entre at Regular price get 2nd Entre at Price. **of equal or lesser value** HAPPY HOUR EVERYDAY 4 P.M. TO 6 P.M. $1.50 BUD LIGHT & MILLER LITE DRAFT, $2.50 WELL DRINKS, $3.00 HOUSE WINE. ICE COLD OYSTERS ON THE HALF SHELL, FRIED, BAKED OR STEAMED. *Shark card discounts do not apply to daily specials* OPEN DAILY NOON TILL 9 P.M. SEAFOOD MARKET & PACKAGE STORE OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK 11 A.M. TILL 7 P.M. 2413 SR 30A SIMMONS BAYOU JUST 6 MILESE. OF PSJ DAILY SPECIALS: PUBLIC NOTICEThe Gulf County Tourist Development Council will hold a partner workshop on Tuesday, October 2, 2012, at 1:00 PM E.T in the Board Room at the Robert M. Moore Administration Building, locatedat 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. BLVD, Port St. Joe, Florida, 32456.The purpose for this workshop is to present the from the TDCs recent Social Listening Evaluation and discuss overall best-practices in social media. David Warriner Chairman(2012.91) that are available and the need to continue their education after high school. Brittney Simmons, the assistant coordinator of recruitment at Gulf Coast State College, expressed the sense of pride shared by everyone at Gulf Coast who worked with Port St. Joe Elementary School. It has been a pleasure to partner with them and to be a part of such an amazing program, she said. It is evident when interacting with their students during various campus visits or when visiting their school that they have a keen interest in learning more about the college experience and the options that are available to them. Gannon added: You should have seen how excited our students were after visiting Gulf Coast State College and Haney Vocational School. It opened their eyes to what is available practically in their own backyard. PSJES from page B1Chrysanthemums for your landscapeThe blooming chrysanthemum is a sure sign of fall. These attractive and versatile owers are showing up in nurseries, garden and orist shops, supermarkets, around homes, and, of course, at football games. We thought you might like to grow some of these hardy plants for your own enjoyment. Our focus in this article will be on the care and culture of chrysanthemums in landscape settings. Commonly called mums, chrysanthemums are available in a wide range of ower colors, shapes, and sizes. My information on these popular plants was provided by Emeritus Extension urban Horticulturist Dr. Robert Black, of the University of Floridas Institute of Food and Agricultural Science. There are two basic types of chrysanthemums, garden mums, and orist or pot mums. Those in the latter group are sold primarily as corsages and cut owers, or as gift plants for indoor growth. They are not suited to garden culture. For outdoor plantings, you should purchase garden mum varieties from a nursery or garden center. If you want to start a fall bed of chrysanthemums, buy full grown garden mums to plant now. These will probably already be in bloom. With proper care and a little luck you may enjoy their owers from now through December and for years to come, because chrysanthemums are grown as perennials here in Florida providing a new burst of color each fall. Each spring, you could add to your chrysanthemum plantings with cuttings which you could root yourself from present stock. You could purchase some young plants that are already started. Chrysanthemums will grow in almost any well-drained soil, as long as it contains plenty of organic material. If your landscape is low in organic matter, thoroughly work in a three or four inch layer of peat moss prior to planting. Apply an 8-8-8 or 10-10-10 fertilizer, at the rate of one pound per 100 square feet of garden bed, three times a year in spring, early summer, and late summer. Be careful to keep the fertilizer off the foliage. Make sure the soil is moist before you fertilize, to avoid root burn and, water thoroughly after fertilizing, to distribute the material throughout the root zone. Strong, low-growing chrysanthemums seldom need staking. However, weak stemmed plants and exhibition varieties do require some form of support. Place stakes close to the plant when you set them. Staking later may injure developing root systems. Young chrysanthemums should be pinched periodically during spring and summer, to develop compact plants with many owers. When chrysanthemums reach 6 to 8 inches in height, remove about half the stem, leaving three sets of leaves. This will cause lateral branches to form. When these reach 6 to 8 inches in length, pinch again, and continue pinching back until about the rst week in August. When ower beds begin to form. Any later pruning will limit the number of blooms. Several disease and pests can damage chrysanthemums. Fungus ailments, such as septoria leaf spot, mildew, botrytis, and ray blight, discolor leaves and blooms. Certain nematodes are a threat to both leaves and roots. Aphids, spider mites, thrips, and some caterpillars may also feast on chrysanthemum foliage and owers. But, dont be alarmed. Effective controls are available. So at the rst sign of trouble, check with your garden center operator, or your county extension agent. For more information on chrysanthemum production contact the Gulf County Extension Service at 639-3200, 229-2909 or visit our website: http://gulf.ifas.u .edu. ROY LEE CARTERCounty extension director THE PORT ST. JOE STARFIND US ON FACEBOOK

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LocalThe Star| B7Thursday, September 27, 2012 Trades & Services ServicesGET YOUR AD IN CALL TODAY! 227-7847 Dri Brite Brite Brite Brite Brite 850-229-966315 Years of Service!Steam Cleaning & Remediation 24 Hour Water Extraction 229-1324 PROFESSIONAL FLOOR CARE, INC.Residential and Commercial Carpet and Upholstery CleaningServing the entire Gulf Coast area Ceramic Tile and Grout Cleaning RVs Cars Trucks Vans 24 Hour Emergency Water Extraction JOES LAWN CARE IF ITS IN YOUR YARD LET JOE TAKE CARE OF IT FULL LAWN SERVICES, TREE TRIMMING AND REMOVALALSO CLEAN GUTTERS AND IRRIGATION INSTILLATION, PLANTING AND BEDDING AVAILABLE CALL JOE@ 850-323-0741 OR EMAIL JOES_LAWN @YAHOO.COM From A to ZPO Box 364Port St. Joe, FL 32457850-340-0756 Gregs Handyman Service & Lawn Maintenance SPECIAL EXCEPTION NOTICEThe City of Port St. Joe Planning and Development Review Board will hold a Meeting to discuss a Request for a Special Exception on October 9,2012, 4:00 EST, at City Hall at 305 Cecil Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St Joe, Fl for John B Miller located at 229 8th St, Parcel #04947-000R. The reason for the request is Per Section 3.04 (2)(m) of the Land Development Regulations. The proposed plans can be reviewed at the Building Department located at 1002 10th St. and can be reached for questions at (850)229-1093. All persons are invited to attend this meeting. Any person who decides to appeal any decision made by the Planning and Development Review Board with respect to any matter considered at said meeting will need a record of the proceedings, and for such purpose may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. The Planning and Review Board of the City of Port St. Joe, Florida will not provide a verbatim record of this meeting. IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, persons needing special accommodations to participate in these proceedings should contact Charlotte Pierce, City Clerk, City of Port St. Joe, at City Hall, (850)229-8261 COLLINSCONSTRUCTIONOF ST. GEORGE ISLAND, INC &SEWAGE TREATMENT SERVICESOVER 30 YEARS EXPERIENCE OURSERVICESINCLUDE: AFTER HOURS & EMERGENCY SERVICE PROVIDED 850.670.5790MAINTENANCE@JCOLLINSCONSTRUCTION.COM After graduation, Russ received a scholarship to Chipola Junior College, where she attended 1988-1990 and received an AA degree and was voted to the Panhandle Conference rst team both years. The University of Texas El Paso followed and Russ received a BA degree in Liberal Arts/Journalism and was selected to the rst team all-WAC Conference and set nine school records during her two years. She was UTEP Athlete of the Year for the 19901991 season. Holly continues to hold school records for the highest scoring average (21.9 ppg), most points scored in a single game (40), and most 3-pointers in a game (7 of 13). She is a member of UTEPs 1,000 point club, and, in 2002, UTEP opened the doors to the Larry K. Durham Sports Center which features a Hall of Champions mural; in it, Russs image is part of the mural honoring UTEPs athletic heritage, and she is a Hall of Fame inductee for the University of Texas at El Paso. There were offers to continue playing the game of basketball professionally; however, Russ decided to enter into what turned out to be a successful career in nance and banking. Holly is a member of the Florida High School Athletic Association as a participating sport of cial for the West Coast Of cial Association in Tampa, where she is entering her 11th season. She was recognized as the 2011 Meritorious Award recipient for achieving a Rank 1 status in the sport of basketball by the FHSAA. She received certi cates of merit as a contest of cial in the 2009 and 2011 FHSAA Girls Basketball State Finals. She is an Executive Board member serving as the EEOC Chairperson for the West Coast Of ciating Association where she oversees the Evaluation Committee which helps of cials in advancement in their of ciating careers.Harry Lee SmithAt any given event or schoolrelated festival in Port St. Joe, Smith is likely to be spotted donning his iconic out t as Uncle Sam and spiriting the emotions of those gathered around. Born in 1936 to Sanders and Pearl Smith, Harry Lee is a lifelong resident of Port St. Joe. Like so many others during this period, the Smiths moved to Port St. Joe from Georgia to pursue work at the paper mill and other related businesses that had just started up. After his fathers death in a railroad accident in 1942, Harry Lees mother never re-married, but chose to remain in Port St. Joe, the only place Harry Lee would ever call home. In the ensuing years, Harry Lee would play football, basketball and track at Port St. Joe High School. After suffering a broken leg during the 1953 football season, Smith, one of the tallest kids in school, would shift his athletic playing focus to basketball, where he became one of the star players. Smiths standout year was the 1955 season when he garnered 59 rebounds, dominated at the center position, and earned the Babe Ruth Sportsmanship Award for basketball and the nickname Bevo from Coach Marion Craig, after basketball great, Bevo Francis. Smith was a member of the 1953 football team; 1954 and 1955 basketball teams; a multi-year letterman at track and eld; he participated on all intramural teams at that time; served many years as statistician for football during the Coach Wayne Taylor years; and game clock operator for basketball at Port St. Joe High School during the Coach Bill Dickson years; Harry Lee also spent many years as a registered of cial with the FHSAA. Smiths years of achievement, service and dedication to Port St. Joe are testament of why hes is one of the Greatest of Sharks, friends said.Kesley Colbert In 1969, Coach Kesley Colbert left Tennessee for Florida to join the coaching staff of Port St. Joe High School. Coach was a History teacher for PSJHS from 1969-1982. Colbert as coach was known for instilling hard-working ethics and a caring attitude that shaped hundreds of lives. He attended Suwannee (The University of the South), where he was a threesport standout and played every inning in every game from 196569 in baseball. At PSJHS, Colbert was the only common denominator of all three modern football state championships, he coached football at Port St. Joe in six different decades, was part of two undefeated regular seasons, eight district championships, one state runner up, one rural state championship and state championships in 1971, 1984 and 2005. Colberts true love is baseball. His coaching tenure includes four conference titles, six district championships, two regional championships, one Final Four and one state runnerup. Colbert was the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference coach of the year 1981. Colbert has coached in over 600 PSJHS ball games while being a part of over 400 Shark victories. Ken WhittleAs a junior, Whittle was the quarterback and leader of the 1971-72 Football State Champion Sharks. Whittle was a two-sport athlete: a three-year letterman in football and a four-year letterman in baseball. He was known by his coaches as a humble, hardworking, intelligent and a erce competitor. Whittle graduated from Port St. Joe High School in 1973. He went on to play college baseball for Cumberland College and Huntington College. Whittle contributed much of his success in high school and college athletics to his coaches. I was surrounded by so many great coaches who were such a tremendous in uence on the lives of so many young men, and I wanted to be like them. They were hard, they were demanding, but they were men of character and I knew they loved us. In 1978, Whittle accepted a position with Trinity Presbyterian School (in Montgomery, AL) as a physical education teacher and he also coaches football, basketball, and baseball. He became the head baseball coach in 1981, and his teams have won 15 area championships and have advanced past the rst round of the state playoffs 19 times. They have won four state championships and Whittle has 602 career wins. He has won the Montgomery Advisory Baseball Coach of the Year eight times, Alabama Sports Writers Association 3A Coach of the Year in 2009 and in 2012 and was chosen Fellowship of Christian Athletes Coach of the Year in 2010. Ken was inducted into the Alabama High School Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame and the Alabama High School Sports Hall of Fame in 2012. Dave MaddoxPort St. Joe High School has elded a football team for almost 75 years. In 1938, the Sharks would play Carrabelle as its rst opponent in a football game. In his modesty, Dave Maddox would say he didnt do anything great other than, his part. He would probably contend that his early teammates were more deserving of honor. As with this and so many other treasured stories, Dave Maddox has kept the memory for so much of our past alive, for us all to treasure and enjoy. He is the complete timeline for our community and for so many years, has served as our unof cial community historian Dave Maddox, son of Fred and Zola Maddox pioneer residents of this area was raised here when we were still a part of Calhoun County. He played football 74 seasons ago wearing a leather helmet. He would letter in football and basketball in 1938 and 1939 and go on to graduate from Port St. Joe High School in 1940. During World War II, he served his country in both the Merchant Marine and the U. S. Navy in the South Paci c. He would return home to serve as harbor pilot for Port St. Joe for more than 41 years. He married Sara Duke, the love of his life, and they raised four children, Charlotte, David, Donnie and Eva all Sharks themselves. After his and many others return from the war, Maddox became the ramrod who sparked the building of Shark Field into reality. In September 1955, the rst game was played on this eld against the Walton County Braves. Since then, given Friday nights each fall are reserved for uniting our community to root on its Sharks to victory. HALL OF FAME from page B1 HARRY LEE SMITH KESLEY COLBERT KEN WHITTLE DAVE MADDOX

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B8| The Star Thursday, Spetember 27, 2012 CLASSIFIEDS 89050S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO.: 23-2012-CA-000096 U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATE HOLDERS OF HARBORVIEW MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2005-08, MORTGAGE LOAN PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-08; Plaintiff, vs. DAVID B. TAYLOR; ERICA ROSALI; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; INDIAN SUMMER HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC.; DONNA J. GRABAREK; UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE PROPERTY; Defendants NOTICE OF ACTION To the following Defendant(s): DONNA J. GRABAREK Last Known Address 120 E. CHICKSAW LANE PORT ST. JOE, FL 32456 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following described property: LOT 2 INDIAN SUMMER, AS PER PLAT RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 41, IN THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. a/k/a 120 E. CHICKSAW LANE, PORT ST. JOE, FL 32456 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it, on Marinosci Law Group, P.C., Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is 100 W. Cypress Creek Road, Suite 1045, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309 on or before October 15th, 2012, a date which is thirty (30) days after the first publication of this notice in THE STAR and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. This notice is provided pursuant to Administrative Order No. 2.065. IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, Persons with a disability needing special accommodation in order to access court facilities or participate in a court proceeding at any courhouse or court program, should within two (2) days of receipt of notice, contact Court Administration to request such an accommodation, please contact the following: Court Administration, P.O. Box 826, Marianna, Florida 32447; Phone: 850-718-0026; Hearing & Voice Impaired: 1-800-955-871; Email: ADARequest @jud14.flcourts.org I HEREBY CERTIFY that a true and correct copy of the foregoing Notice of Filing was mailed to all the parties in the attached mailing list. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court this 06th day of August, 2012. Rebecca L. Norris, Clerk As Clerk of the Court BA Baxter As Deputy Clerk Submitted by: Marinosci Law Group, P.C. 100 W. Cypress Creek Road, Suite 1045 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33060 (954)644-8704 FAX (954)772-9601 September 27, 2012 October 4, 2012 88944S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION Case No. 2011-000451-CA RBC Bank (USA) f/k/a RBC Centura Bank, Plaintiff, vs. John P McCann a/k/a John McCann; Carolyn McCann a/k/a Carolyn A. McCann; Stephen A Felker; Unknown Spouse of Stephen A. Felker; Villa Del Sol at Cape San Homeowners Association, Inc.; Unknown Tenant#1; Unknown Tenant#2, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE TO: Villa Del sol at Cape San Blas Homeowners Association, Inc. Last Known Address: 8215 Roswell Road, Building 300, Atlanta, GA 30350 3715 Northside Parkway, #100, Atlanta, GA 30327 171 HWY 98#D, East Point, FL 32328 116 Sailors Cove Drive, Port Saint Joe, FL 32456 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in Gulf County, Florida: LOT 5 OF VILLA DEL SOL, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGES 44-45, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defense, if any, to it on Kathleen Pierrilus, Esquire, Brock & Scott, PLLC., the Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is 1501 N.W. 49th Street, Suite 200, Ft. Lauderdale, FL. 33309, within 30 days after the first publication of this notice, and file the original with the Clerk of the 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 on August 3rd, 2012. Rebecca Norris As Clerk of the Court Tina Money As Deputy Clerk Sept. 20, 27, 2012 89060S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 23-2011-CA-000471 AURORA LOAN SERVICES, LLC, Plaintiff, vs. JOHN DOYING, et al. Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure or Order dated September 10th, 2012, entered in Civil Case Number 23-2011CA-000471, in the Circuit Court for Gulf County, Florida, wherein AURORA LOAN SERVICES, LLC is the Plaintiff, and JOHN DOYING, et al., are the Defendants, I will sell the property situated in Gulf County, Florida, described as: LOT 12, BLOCK C OF SEA SHORES SUBDIVISION AKA PORT ST. JOE BEACH UNIT 3, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE(S) 34 AND 35, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 5th Street, Port St. Joe, FL 32456 at 11:00 AM, ET on the 18th day of October, 2012. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated: September 12, 2012 REBECCA NORRIS GULF COUNTY CLERK OF COURT CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BA Baxter Deputy Clerk In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons in need of a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding shall, within seven (7) days prior to any proceeding, contact the Administrative Office of the Court, GULF COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 1000 CECIL G. COSTIN, SR. BOULEVARD, ROOM 148, PORT ST. JOE, FL 32456, telephone 850-229-6112, TDD 1-800-955-8771 or 1-800-955-8770 via Florida Relay Service. September 27, 2012 October 4, 2012 89064S IN THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 11-511-CA CENTENNIAL BANK, Plaintiff, vs. LEON TEAT, ERIC TEAT, WANDA TEAT, JASON M. HART, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY, and ENVISION CREDIT UNION, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated September 10th, 2012 and entered in Civil Action No. 11-511-CA of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida, wherein the parties were the plaintiff, CENTENNIAL BANK, and the defendants, LEON TEAT, ERIC TEAT, WANDA TEAT, JASON M. HART, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASUREY, and ENVISION CREDIT UNION, I will sell to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at 11:00 a.m. (Eastern Time) on the October 18, 2012, at the front door of the Gulf County Courthouse, Port St. Joe, Florida, the following-described real property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: Commence at the Northwest corner of Camp Palms Subdivision on Indian Peninsula as recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 53-A, of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida, and thence run Southerly along the Western Boundary of said Camp Palms Subdivision 505.97 feet to the Southerly right-of-way boundary of County Road No. S-30-B, thence run Northwesterly along said right-of-way boundary to a point that is 2042.73 feet measured perpendicularly from said Western boundary of Camp Palms Subdivision, thence run North 78 degrees 41 minutes 44 seconds West along said right-of-way boundary 58.09 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. From said POINT OF BEGINNING thence run South 05 degrees 21 minutes 45 seconds West 346.00 feet, thence run North 78 degrees 42 minutes 09 seconds West 42.04 feet, thence run North 05 degrees 21 minutes 05 seconds East 346.00 feet to a re-bar on the Southerly right-of-way boundary of said County Road No. S-30-B, thence run South 78 degrees 41 minutes 44 seconds East along said right-of-way boundary 42.00 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. and Lot 8 Commencing at the Northeast corner of Section 31, Township 8 South, Range 8 West, Franklin County, Florida; thence West (assumed) along the North Line said Section 31 for 859.67 feet, thence run South 255.00 feet for the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence continue South for 150.00 feet, thence West 263.65 feet; thence North 35 degrees 35 minutes 05 seconds West 67.63 feet; thence North 95.00 feet; thence East 303.00 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Containing 1.015 acres, more or less. Together with a 20.00 foot access easement, more particularly described as follows: Commence at the Northeast corner of Section 31, Township 8 South, Range 8 West, Franklin County, Florida and run West along the North boundary of said Section 31 a distance of 859.67 feet, thence run South 110.00 feet, thence run West 283.00 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. From said POINT OF BEGINNING run South 233.58 feet, thence run South 35 degrees 35 minutes 05 seconds East 298.99 feet, thence run South 15 degrees 47 minutes 00 seconds East 76.14 feet to a point lying on the Northerly right-of-way boundary of a County Graded Road, thence run West along said right-of-way boundary a distance of 20.78 feet, thence leaving said right-of-way boundary run North 15 degrees 47 minutes 00 seconds West 66.99 feet, thence run North 35 degrees 35 minutes 05 seconds West 301.92 feet, thence run North 240.00 feet, thence run East 20.00 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. The successful bidder at the sale will be required to place the requisite state documentary stamps on the Certificate of Title. DATED this 12th day of September, 2012. HON. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF COURT Gulf County, Florida BA Baxter Clerk/Deputy Clerk September 20,27, 2012 89076S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 23-2011-CA-000487 CU MEMBERS MORTGAGE, A DIVISION OF COLONIAL SAVINGS, F.A., Plaintiff, vs. TANYA M. RAULERSON A/K/A TANYA M. KENT; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF TANYA M. RAULERSON A/K/A TANYA M. KENT; DOUGLAS M. KENT; NOLAN G. KENT; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF NOLAN G. KENT; TANYA M. SHIRLEY; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF TANYA M. SHIRLEY; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANT(S), IF REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT(S); UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause, in the Circuit Court of Gulf County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in Gulf County, Florida, described as: Lot 5, Block A, ALDERSONS ADDITION TO WEWAHITCHKA, according to the plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 1, of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash. At south entrance of the courthouse, 1000 Cecil Consit Blvd, Port St. Joe, FL 32456 at 11:00 a.m. ET, on October 18th, 2012. DATED THIS 13th DAY OF SEPTEMBER, 2012. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Witness, my hand and seal of this court on the 13th day of September, 2012. REBECCA NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BA Baxter Deputy Clerk THIS INSTRUMENT PREPARED BY: Law Offices of Daniel C. Consuegra 9204 King Palm Drive Tampa, FL 33619-1328 Phone: 813-915-8660 Attorneys for Plaintiff If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Court Administration at P.O. Box 826, Marianna, Florida, 32447. Phone number 850-718-0026, Email ADARequest @jud14.flcourts.org, Hearing & Voice Impaired: 1-800-9558771 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. September 27, 2012October 4, 2012 89078S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 14th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 23-2011CA-000076 U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR TBW MORTGAGE-BACKED TRUST SERIES 2006-5, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-5 Plaintiff, vs. MICHELLE R. DESERRES; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MICHELLE R. DESERRES; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated September 10th, 2012, and entered in Case No. 23-2011-CA-000076, of the Circuit Court of the 14th Judicial Circuit in and for GULF County, Florida, wherein U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR TBW MORTGAGE-BACKED TRUST SERIES 2006-5, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-5 is Plaintiff and MICHELLE R. DESERRES; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MICHELLE R. DESERRES; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash IN THE FRONT LOBBY OF THE COURTHOUSE, AT 1000 CECIL COSTIN VOULEVARD, PORT ST. JOE IN GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA 32456, at, 11:00 AM on the 18th day of October, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: THE WEST 75 FEET OF THE EAST 275 FEET OF THE WEST 460.27 FEET OF GOVERNMENT LOT 3, SECTION 23, TOWNSHIP 9 SOUTH, RANGE 11 WEST, GULF COUNTY FLORIDA, LYING NORTH OF COUNTY ROAD NO. 30-E BEING 75 FEET IN WIDTH AND EXTENDING FROM THE NORTH SIDE OF COUNTY ROAD NO. 30-E TO THE MEAN HIGH WATER LINE OF ST. JOSEPH BAY. A person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 13th day of September, 2012 Rebecca L. Norris, Clerk As Clerk of said Court BA Baxter As Deputy Clerk This notice is provided pursuant to Administrative Order No. 2.065. In accordance with the American with Disabilities Act, if you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to provisions of certain assistance. Please contact the Court Administrator at 1000 Cecil Costin Boulevard, Rm. 148, Port St. Joe, Fl 32456, Phone No. (850)229-6112 within 2 working days of your receipt of this notice or pleading; if you are hearing impaired, call 1-800-955-8771 (TDD); if you are voice impaired, call 1-800995-8770 (V) (Via Florida Relay Services). Submitted by: Kahane & Associates, P.A. 8201 Peters Road, Ste. 3000 Plaintation, FL 33324 Telephone: (954)382-3486 Telefacsimile: (954)382-5380 September 27, 2012 October 4, 2012 89507S NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT AMERICAS MINI STORAGE AND OFFICE, INC., INTENDS TO DISPOSE OF OR OFFER FOR SALE THE PERSONAL PROPERTY DESCRIBED BELOW TO ENFORCE A LIEN IMPOSED ON SAID PROPERTY UNDER THE SELF STORAGE FACILITY ACT STATUTES SECTION 83.801-83.89. AMERICAS MINI STORAGE AND OFFICE, INC., WILL DISPOSE OF SAID PROPERTY NO LATER THAN THE DATE OF OCTOBER 5, 2012. PROPERTY IS LOCATED AT 141 COMMERCE DRIVE, PORT ST. JOE, FL. GULF COUNTY. SALE DATE: Friday, 10/5/2012 9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. David and Sara OBarr 477 Pondersora Pines Apt. 7 Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Contents of Storage Unit C-5 10x30 Lots of misc construction (roofing) equipment, utility trailer, 2 pallets of Telacoda tile, personal items, 300SF of stuff. Will accept highest bid on total unit. Call (850) 229-8014 Sept. 20, 27, 2012 89096S NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAW PURSUANT TO SECTION 865.09, FLORIDA STATUTES NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of One Way Fitness Center located at 209 Reid Avenue, Port St. Joe, FL 32456, in the County of Gulf, in the City of Port St. Joe, Florida 32456 intends to register the said name with the Divisions of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated at Port St. Joe, Florida, this 20th day of September, 2012. WHSR LLC William H. Ramsey, Managing Member September 20, 2012 89481S PUBLIC NOTICE PSJRA Board of Directors Meeting Regular meetings of the Port St. Joe Redevelopment Agency Board of Directors are held on the second Thursday of each month at 10 AM. Specific dates for the first quarter are October 11, November 8, and December 13, 2012. Location is 150 Captain Freds Place in Port St. Joe, FL. All persons are invited to attend and participate. Anyone want to appeal an official decision made on any subject at the meeting must have a verbatim record of the meeting that includes the testimony and evidence on which the appeal is based. September 27, 2012 89737S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 12-99-CA CAPITAL CITY BANK, Plaintiff, vs. THE ESTATE OF MAXWELL WOODROW FLEMING, JR. A/K/A MAXWELL FLEMING A/K/A MAXWELL W. FLEMING A/K/A DR. MAXWELL W. FLEMING A/K/A MAX FLEMING A/K/A MAX W. FLEMING, DECEASED; THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, OR OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST MAXWELL WOODROW FLEMING, JR. A/K/A MAXWELL FLEMING A/K/A MAXWELL W. FLEMING A/K/A DR. MAXWELL W. FLEMING A.K/A MAX FLEMING A/K/A MAX W. FLEMING, DECEASED; BETTY L. FLEMING A/K/A BETTY FLEMING; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY -INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE; BAY MEDICAL CENTER; CAPITAL ONE BANK; and UNKNOWN TENANT(S), Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, OR OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST MAXWELL WOODROW FLEMING, JR. A/K/A MAXWELL FLEMING A/K/A MAXWELL W. FLEMING A/K/A DR. MAXWELL W. FLEMING A/K/A MAX FLEMING A/K/A MAX W. FLEMING, DECEASED: YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in Gulf County Florida: Lots 7, 8, 9 and the North 5 feet of Lot 6, Block 9 of Gulf County Land Companys Subdivision of Wewahitchka, Florida according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 1, Page(s) 11, of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on GARVIN B. BOWDEN, the plaintiffs attorney, whose address is Gardner, Bist, Wiener, Wadsworth, Bowden, Bush, Dee, LaVia & Wright, 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: September 10, 2012. REBECCA L. NORRIS Clerk of the Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk Sept. 20, 27, 2012 89643S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 12-132-CA CAPITAL CITY BANK, Plaintiff, vs. JOEL A GODWIN, DONNA M. GODWIN, SEVEN SPRINGS LAKE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIAITION, INC., and UNKNOWN TENANT(S), Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE is given pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated August 28, 2012, in Case No. 12-132-CA, of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit, in and for Gulf County, Florida, in which CAPITAL CITY BANK is the Plaintiff and JOEL A GODWIN, DONNA M. GODWIN, and SEVEN SPRINGS LAKE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC. are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the front door of the Gulf County Courthouse in Port St. Joe, Gulf County, Florida, at 11:00 a.m., Eastern Time, on the 11th day of October, 2012, the property set forth in the Final Judgment of Foreclosure and more particularly describe as follows: Lot 9, Block B, Seven Springs Lake Subdivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 5, Pages 17 & 18, 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 sixty (60) days after the sale. DATED: September 10, 2012. REBECCA L. NORRIS Clerk of the Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk Attorney for Plaintiff: Garvin B. Bowden, Esq. Gardner, Bist, Wiener, Wadsworth, Bowden, Bush, Dee, LaVia, & Wright, P.A. 1300 Thomaswood Dr. Tallahassee, FL 32308 Sept. 20, 27, 2012 89833S 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. AMENDED 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., in the Lobby at the Gulf County Courthouse located at 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida 32456 on the 18th day of October, 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 19th day of September, 2012. Rebecca L. Norris, Clerk of Court Gulf County, Florida By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk September 27, October 4, 2012 89875S NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Under Florida State law Self Service Storage Facility Act 83.80183.809 F.S., Beach Storage, located on Americus Avenue, St. Joe Beach, FL, will sell or otherwise dispose of the contents of the following storage units on October 6, 2012, at 9:00 am ET. #1 -Dustin Chamblee #5 -Bill Miller #6 -Jessica Fleishman #41 -Colin Estes The unit contents may be redeemed by the owner prior to sale or disposal by cash payment in full of the total amount due on the unit. Beach Storage reserves the right to dispose of the contents in any way necessary and reserves the right to cancel sale without notice. Sept. 27, Oct. 4, 2012 Adopt*: California TV & Advertising Executives yearn for 1st baby *Expenses paid* *FLBar42311* *800-552-0045* YORKIE AKCregistered. 9 weeks old adorable puppies only 2 females left. They are Health Certified and have 1st shots. $500 ea. 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CLASSIFIEDSThursday, Spetember 27, 2012 The Star | B9 emeraldcoastjobs.com Employment Today By PETER VOGTMonster Senior Contributing Writer Only a parent could offer the kind of advice Jessica Donnelly got when she started her first job: My old-fashioned mother warned me to have my clothes ready and bag packed the night before, says Donnelly, a 2005 Marist College graduate who works for a New York City-based public relations firm. She also told me to eat a good breakfast and arrive early. It turns out Moms seemingly simplistic advice was more valuable than Donnelly thought. Those little precautions helped to make a nerve-filled morning run more smoothly, she says. Your first day of work will help define you in the eyes of your new co-workers. Make a good first impression, and soon you will be viewed as a capable, respected colleague. But a bad first impression could mean months or years of trying to undo the damage. Heres what you can do both before and during your start date to be remembered for all the right reasons.Before your first day Relearn how to sleep: Two weeks before your first day, start establishing the sleep habits youll follow when your new job begins. If youre usually out well past midnight on weeknights, get home earlier or, even better, stay home more often than not. And if you know your new job will require you to wake up at 6 a.m. to catch a 7 a.m. train, start going to bed at 10 p.m. or 11 p.m. Most new graduates underestimate how exhausting it is to work a full eight hours, says Carol Vellucci, assistant to the president for communications at Towson University. Study the organization: The more you know about your new company and its activities before you start, the faster youll get up to speed. I read everything I could on the company to prepare myself for my first day, says Mike Adorno, an Ithaca College graduate who works for Articulate Communications in New York City. That included not only Articulates website but also its clients websites.On your first day Bring a notebook and use it: Youll be meeting new people and trying to remember their names, learning about office procedures, becoming familiar with the work environment and discovering how your work fits in with that of your department and colleagues. All of this information can be overwhelming. No one can remember it all, says Michael Smith, a professor of mass communications at Campbell University who teaches a course for his departments interns. So write it down. Listen and ask questions more than you talk: When you were in job search mode, it probably took awhile to adjust to talking about yourself and your many outstanding skills and achievements. Now its time to listen and ask questions instead. No one likes a mouthy know-it-all, says Patrick Gray, president of consulting firm Prevoyance Group. Keeping your ears open can turn into a competitive advantage when youre able to crack the culture of your new home more quickly and become a more productive and insightful employee. Be ready for indifference or instant action: You might be welcomed to the organization with apparent indifference no cubicle, no security badge or even no work to do, says Gray. Keep a smile on your face, and go with the flow for the first couple of days, he says. Things will usually get sorted out. On the other hand, dont be surprised if youre tossed right into the proverbial fire. Thats what happened to Cara Chancellor, a 2006 Yale University graduate who works for public relations firm OConnell and Goldberg. The company immediately called upon Chancellors fluency in French to pursue a media placement. Six French phone calls and innumerable French emails later, we secured an interview with Le Monde, the largest and most popular newspaper in France, she says. What a way to start the day and a new job. Have a great first day at work Featured Jobs Contact Lorna at (850) 747-5019 or Email: lbrown@pcnh.com LORNA BROWNEMPLOYMENT SALES SPECIALIST Capital Area Community Action Agency is seeking applications for the positions of Center Director and Teacher Assistantin its Eastpoint location. Visit www.cacaainc.org for qualications and to download application, or call (850) 222-2043HEAD START PROGRAM REPRESENTATIVES will be at the PORT ST. JOE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 9 am 1 pm EST accepting applications for numerous open positions.We offer competitive wages and a comprehensive bene t package including Company paid health, dental, and life insurance, 401(k), attendance & safety bonuses.EOE/Drug Free WorkplaceEASTERN SHIPBUILDING GROUP MORE THAN A JOB A FUTURE! Earn While You Learn with the On the Job Training Program If you are unemployed you may be eligible for the Workforce Centers OJT program. On the job training gives you hands on experience in a new job and employers, OJT helps you save money! For more informaon call (850) 227-8752 An equal opportunity employer/program. Aux iliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilies. All voice telephone numbers on this document may be reached by persons using TTY/TDD equipment via the Florida Relay Service at 711. Of ce Mgr/Bookkeeper Kerigan Marketing Associates, Port St. Joe. Pro ciency with Quickbooks, Word & Excel required. Fast-paced environment where dependability, tenacity with vendors, and effective communication skills with professional clients are desired. Compensation is based on ability. Apply via email only by sending resume to info@kerigan.com JOB NOTICEThe City of Port St. Joe (pop. 3445) is accepting applications for the following position:Utility Service Worker Public Works DepartmentPlease submit an application to The City of Port St. Joe, Attn: Charlotte Pierce, POB 278, Port St. Joe, FL 32457. Applications and a full job description can be found on our website cityofportstjoe.com. If you have any questions, please contact Charlotte Pierce at (850)229-8261. The position will close on October 12, 2012. The entry level salary for a Utility Service Worker will be $12.08 per hr. The City of Port St. Joe is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace. Sales/Business DevScallop CoveNow hiring for permanent full time position. Will require working morning and evening shifts. Responsibilities include stocking, lifting, cashier duties, and food prep. Must work well with others and maintain an attitude of gracious customer service. Call Melissia Hart with questions at 227-1573 from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm. 4310 Cape San Blas Road. OtherPersonal Assistant & HandymanFurnished apartment possibly available. Salaries negotiable. Must have references. Call (850) 229-4327 Medical/HealthCaring Peopleand CNAs needed. Join a team of people who make a difference in the lives of the elderly. Provide non medical companionship, in home help & personal care for the elderly. Must be flexible. PT leading to FT-positions in the Port St. Joe and Apalachicola areas.Home Instead Senior CareCall Mon-Thur 9-3pm 850-640-1223 or toll free 1-866-301-1919 Web ID#: 34224375 Text FL24375 to 56654 HospitalityRESORT VACATION PROPERTIESAccepting applications for aFull-time ReservationistGreat benefits. Requires previous sales experience & excellent computer skills.. Schedule varies and includes weekend work. 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B10| The Star Thursday, Spetember 27, 2012 CLASSIFIEDS 125 Venus Drive (off Garrison Ave) Port St. Joe, FL 32456(850) 227-7451TTY Acs 711. This institution is an equal opportunity provider, and employer. PINE RIDGE LTD. PINE RIDGE LTD.1, 2 & 3 bedroomsFamily apartment community income guidelines applyEqual Opportunity Provider and Employer 2088262 RENTALS1 BEDROOM, 1 BATH UNFURNISHED APT LANARK, REMODELED, INC WATER ..........$425 2 BR, 1 BATH UNFURNISHED APT W/D HOOKUP, SMALL PORCH ...................$375 1 BEDROOM, 2 BATH FURNISHED CONDO INCLUDES UTILITIES, MARINA ..................$910 3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH FURNISHED HOUSE ON RIVER, DOCK .......................................$1000 OFFICE SPACE ON US 98 CARRABELLE .................................................$500 108 S. E. AVE. A CARRABELLE, FLORIDA 32322850-697-9604 850-323-0444 www.seacrestre.comwww. rst tness.com/carrabellePROPERTY MANAGEMENT AND RENTALS Port St. Joe: 1BR furn travel trailer on private shared lot. 2 blocks from the beach. Water & Elec incl. $375/mo + $100 dep. Pets okay. Call (941) 720-4941. WEWA: bdrm, 1bath, CH&A. $450/mo + $450 dep. RV, $130 per week Call 850-639-5721. Text FL25802 to 56654 Quitting Racing2 Dragsters, Trailers, Tools, Parts, Pit Bike, Etc. All good stuff!! Call for Details Day: 850-624-5148 Night: 850-265-6466 2008 Harley Davidson Street Glide Anniversay Edition9,700 miles. Copper/ Black. In Excellent condition w/Rinehart Exhaust, Power Commander, ABS, Security, Extra Headlights, 2 Seats, many other options. Always garage kept and well maintaned. Original owner. Only $16,800, sold new for over $27,000.850-723-4642 Charming 1BR Garage Apt. 907 1/2 Monument Avenue. $535 month. MUST CALL for APPT. 850-227-7234 Text FL25690 to 56654 3 br, 2 ba, c/h/a dining room, Rec room, laundry room, nice yard, $650 month, $450 security deposit. No pets. Call 850-227-6216 Text FL23629 to 56654 Mexico Beach Canal Front3 BR, 1.5 BA, boat dock, large lot, available 09/15/12, stove, DW, fridge, no pets. Close to Tyndall. $1,100 per month. Call (850) 340-1072.Text FL23977 to 56654 Business Opportunity! Hersheys Ice Cream Franchise Business in P.C. Mall For Sale by Owner. For More Info Please Contace Cynthia at 850-866-2971 LOW INTERESTFINANCING Borrow up to 20k and pay $389.00 per mo. at 8% Car Loans, Small Business Loans & Debt Consolidation Bad Credit Ok Call Toll Free: 888-741-9122 Today!! ToPlace Your Classified ad inCall Our New Numbers Now!Call: 850-747-5020 Toll Free: 800-345-8688 Fax: 850-747-5044 Email: thestar@pcnh.com thetimes@pcnh.com theAPALACHICOLA & CARRABELLETIMES CALLOURNEWNUMBERSNOW CALLOURNEWNUMBERSNOW