<%BANNER%>

UFPKY NEH LSTA SLAF



The star
ALL ISSUES CITATION MAP IT! PDF VIEWER
Full Citation
STANDARD VIEW MARC VIEW
Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00028419/03862
 Material Information
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: 11-22-2012
Frequency: weekly
 Subjects
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gulf County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( sobekcm )
newspaper   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
 Notes
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
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).
Funding: Funded in part by the University of Florida, the Library Services and Technology Assistance granting program of Florida, the State Library and Archives of Florida, and other institutions and individuals.
 Record Information
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: aleph - 000358020
oclc - 33602057
notis - ABZ6320
lccn - sn 95047323
System ID: UF00028419:03862

Downloads

This item is only available as the following downloads:

( PDF )


Full Text

PAGE 1

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 YEAR 75, NUMBER 6 Thursday, NOVEMBER 22, 2012 Opinion . . . . . . . . . . A4-A5 Letters to the Editor . . . . . . . A5 Outdoors . . . . . . . . . . . A8 Sports . . . . . . . . . . . . . A9 School News . . . . . . . . . . B3 Faith . . . . . . . . . . . . . B4 Obituaries . . . . . . . . . . . B4 Classi eds . . . . . . . . . B7-B8 The pieces are there By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@starfl.com Port development wont come overnight, but the pieces are there. That was the message delivered last week to the Port Authority of Port St. Joe by Jeff Holt, Managing Director for Infrastructure Banking for the Bank of Montreal. The Bank of Montreal was formally hired several months ago by the St. Joe Company to assist in the development of the Port of Port St. Joe. We are already deeply engaged and we have been for several months, Holt said after the meeting. Were in for the long run and we know what it takes. Holt, with more than 30 years in investment banking, said a visit to the area roughly six months ago convinced him that there was potential at the Port of Port St. Joe, which at several points in its history has been an operating port but is now considered a blank greeneld slate. We got to like the assets a lot, Holt said of what he called the regional gateway that is the Port of Port St. Joe. We liked the gateway. That does not go away. We like what we see. You have all the pieces. We have to get the interest back. Holt said he has declined overtures for engagement from a number of ports in the United States and Canada and said there were enough parts here that the project to develop the port could be successful. It has been a successful operation in the past; you have a great local partner in the St. Joe Company. WHS teacher charged with providing alcohol to minor By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@starfl.com A popular and honored math teacher at Wewahitchka High School was arrested last week on charges of providing alcohol to a person under the age of 21 and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Denise Ethridge, 30, was arrested last Wednesday by investigators from the Gulf County Sheriffs Of ce. According to Sheriff Joe Nugent the investigation continues and more charges are probable. The Gulf County School District placed Ethridge on administrative leave with pay pending the outcome of the legal case. Ethridge resigned last Thursday. According to the arresting af davit, the alleged incident occurred on Nov. 3 when Ethridge entered the Express Lane in Wewahitchka and purchased two six packs of Smirnoff DENISE ETHRIDGE BOM director sketches port potential, roadblocks See PORT A6 Chamber seeks BOCC clari cation By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@starfl.com Some clari cation please, Gulf County Board of Commissioners. That was the message from the Gulf County Chamber of Commerce board of directors last week as they wrestled with the effects of a BOCC decision of two days prior to bring the Economic Development Council back under the umbrella of the commission. At their regular bimonthly meeting last Tuesday, the BOCC, citing a lack of tangible progress over the past 18 months since commissioners created a consolidated Chamber/EDC model, voted unanimously to bring the EDC function back under BOCC control. Commissioners made no changes in funding or personnel with the EDC, but said the point of contact for economic development would be county administrator Don Butler. See CHAMBER A7 See TEACHER A7 Star Staff Report For the past 14 years, local volunteers have been working to raise money to enhance the traditional offerings of our local school district through the Education Foundation of Gulf County, Inc. (EFGC). With the generous support of grants provided by Progress Energy, the Tapper Foundation, The Miller Charitable Foundation, and our local communitys extraordinary efforts, our children have bene ted from over $220,000 invested in creative teaching and learning initiatives. The EFGC provided over $38,000 in grant funding for Gulf County School during the 20122013 school year. We know that various children learn differently so the EFGC works to provide creative opportunities that make the learning process innovative and fun said David Warriner, president of the EFGC. We are proud of our continuing communitys effort to make this happen. The EFGC will be sending out a letter to local business leaders and many valued alumnae of Gulf County Schools. Your support is needed to help fund the important learning initiatives teachers want and need to do the best for students. The Gulf County Education Foundation is a major contributor toward the funding of grants that give teachers the much needed support they need to have excellent resources and enhance their classrooms in our high performing district, said Superintendent of Schools Jim Norton. Over the years, hundreds of thousands of dollars have been contributed through this community support. We are very proud of this program and the dedicated people who volunteer their time for educational resources. Programs that enhance reading skills, along with science, technology, engineering and math skills have been targeted. Entire science labs have been created. Real paper books, along with digital media have been purchased for student use. Innovative learning devices have been implemented in classrooms. In addition, funds have been made available for cultural and social learning experiences that expose students to the world outside their traditional school curriculum. Local students are better off for having access to these unique opportunities, not afforded through traditional state funding streams. The EFGC solicits and manages donations used to purchase the hands-on equipment and devices to which our teachers would not otherwise have access. The EFGC is now asking for your help to write the next chapter in our growing success story. Please consider supporting the EFGC and our work to make our kids educational experience more meaningful. Every dollar you give may qualify for a dollar for dollar match from the State Consortium of Education Foundations. This means double the impact right here locally. Every dollar helps. So please help today. Visit the EFGC website at www.efgc.org and make a contribution on-line or send a check to the EFGC, 150 Middle School Road, Port St. Joe Florida, 32456. The EFGC is a 501 (C) 3 organization and your donation will be tax-deductible. The EFGC board recently met to review the 2012-2013 teaching and learning grants. Education Foundation provides $38,000 in Gulf County School Funding Much needed support See GRANTS A2 PHOTOS COURTESY OF CARLA MAY Port St. Joe Elementary School staff from left include Cindy Belin, Carla May, Donna Thompson, Cindy Phillips, Deborah Crosby, Janice Adkison, DeEtta Smallwood, Karen Minger, Principal Sue Gannon and David Warriner of the foundation. Jennifer Guffey, Heather Taylor, Anita Askew, Kim Ludlum and April Bidwell from Wewahitchka Elementary School. Debbie Gerber, Principal Debbie Baxley and Michael Williams from Wewahitchka Junior/Senior High School.

PAGE 2

Local A2 | The Times Thursday, November 22, 2012 F RANKLIN OUNTY H EALT H EPARTMENT 139 12 th Street Apalachicola, Florida 32320 Contact Person: David Walker Phone: 850-653-2111, ext. 119 E-mail: david_walker@doh.state..us The Franklin County Health Department will be having its Grand Opening of our new Dental Clinic located at 106 NE 5th Street in Carrabelle, FL. The Blue Foundation Dental Grant Presenta tion will also take place at the new dental facility. Please make plans to attend this much awaited occasion for the oral health of the residents of Franklin County! Please Join Us! DATE: Wednesday, December 5, 2012 TIME: 10:00 A.M. LOCATION: Carrabelle Clinic 106 NE 5th Street Carrabelle, FL 32322 Contact Person: Please make plans to attend this much awaited occasion for the oral health of the residents of Please Join Us! Wednesday, December 5, 2012 Please make plans to attend this much awaited occasion for the oral health of the residents of Please Join Us! Wednesday, December 5, 2012 SAVE THE DATE! A good teacher is a great blessing to any child. Students at the Eastpoint Nest showed some love to the Franklin County School and Franklin County Learning Center teachers, thanking them for their kindness, attentiveness and lets not forget, candy. Dear Mrs. Ham, I am so thankful you are my teacher again. You are special to me. You have a soft voice. I love it when you give us free time. Love, Cole Polous Dear Mrs. Gibson, I am so thankful youre my teacher. Youre special to me because you make math playful. We get cookies and drinks in math. We use fake money to pay for them. I love when we do limbo to get the wiggles out. You are very sweet and you are the best teacher. Sincerely, Emily Smith Mrs. Sasnett, I am thankful for you. Love, Sy Bartlett Dear Mrs. Demsey, I am thankful you are my teacher. Love, Malichi Rivera Mrs. King, I am thankful you are my teacher. You are special to me because you are nice and helpful. You help me with reading because you want me to do my best. You give me supplies that I need. Love, Audry Yowell Dear Mrs. Dykes, I am so thankful you are my teacher. You are nice and reward us with candy when we are good. You make learning fun. I love when we play fact or opinion. Love, Gage Boone Dear Mr. Boyd, I am so thankful you are my teacher. You are funny and I love your silly style. Math is hard but you help me through it. You make science fun too! Every morning you say good morning to me when I come in. Love, Shasta Whitnauer Dear Ms. Shaffer, I am so thankful you are my teacher. You always help me with my math work, give good instructions for what we will be doing next. You tell everyone to do their best. You are special to me. Love, Jocelyn Webb Dear Mrs. Inzetta, I am so thankful that youre my math teacher. Im amazed that you still teach even though some students are disrespectful to you. You make math easy for me to understand. And you care to help me succeed and pas the FCAT. Im glad youre my teacher! Love, Morgan Anderson Dear Mrs. Cumbie, I am so thankful you are my teacher. You are so nice. Thank you for teaching us adding. You give us candy when we are good. Youre the best teacher. Thanks, Cloey Malone Dear Mrs. Baney, I am so thankful that you are my teacher. You make the writing process easier. I understand you and you understand me. Thanks again, youre the best. Love, Brittani Bouzemann By DESPINA WILLIAMS Special to the Times On the eve of her performance in the Carrabelle Nest Thanksgiving play, Layla Chisolm was having an identity crisis. Like her fellow actors in The Meal Must Go On, Chisolm was decked out head to toe as a favorite Thanksgiving side dish. Crinkled white paper expertly fastened to her torso mimicked a heaping pile of luscious mashed potatoes, nestled atop an unassuming brown bowl fashioned from craft paper. On her head, a pile of uffy cotton balls topped by a buttery square of yellow foam completed the look. But even in all her spud-like splendor, Chisolm could not stop her classmates from calling her a dish that would never grace even the humblest Thanksgiving table. She was not, By Squanto, a bowl of popcorn! Chisolm could not trouble herself with these taunts. At show time, she joined classmates Kayleigh Revell, Charlee Winchester, Trinity Barron and Destanie Proctor. Sure, they were dolled up like cranberry sauce, turkey, pumpkin pie and stuf ng, but she was the star of this show. When the actors began the play by each boasting to be the best Thanksgiving dish, Chisolm seized her moment. Thanksgiving just wouldnt be the same without me! Mashed potatoes are always everyones favorite! Chisolms prideful performance was just one of the many highlights of The Nests two-day Thanksgiving celebration. The Nest, a Franklin County School District 21st Century after-school program, staged back-toback parent nights on Nov. 15-16 that combined food, fun and family. Carrabelle Nest students performed a medley of song and dance numbers, including the Turkey Pokey, for parents and classmates. Patrick Tipton narrated The Meal Must Go On!, a readers theatre play that featured Cheyenne Lawson, Haiden Parks, Brianna Sanders, Larry Winchester, September Ferrell, Alexis Parks, Jada Allen and Jorden Carnes as Thanksgiving dinner hosts and houseguests. The Eastpoint Nest staged an ambitious Thanksgiving dinner, with students cooking and sharing their meal with their families. Students traveled from room to room, cooking cranberry sauce, vegetable stirfry, turkey and ham sandwiches and pumpkin pie in a cup. At each cooking station, led by Nest staff members, the students earned a stamp featuring their dish, which they colored and glued to their Thanksgiving brochures empty place setting. By the end of the program, each student and their family members assembled a complete meal and rated each dish using a score of Yummy, Just Okay and Gross. The pumpkin pie in a cup scored the most Yummies. If you want to make it at home, just layer in a cup crushed graham crackers and vanilla pudding mixed with pumpkin, cinnamon and nutmeg, and top with a scoop of Cool Whip. Delicious! The families all enjoyed the interactive meal. The Nest would like to thank all the families who donated ingredients for the Eastpoint meal and snacks for the Carrabelle play. To read more about the Nests Thanksgiving activities, visit the program website, www. franklincountynest.org. Students in grades prekindergarten to eighth grade are eligible to attend The Nest, and applications are available from the website, Franklin County School and Franklin County Learning Center. Despina Williams is project coordinator for The Nest, a 21st Century Community Learning Center administered by the Franklin County School District. LETTERS OF THANKS PHOTOS BY DESPINA WILLIAMS | Special to the Times At top, the performers in The Meal Must Go On wear costumes depicting Thanksgiving dishes. From left are Carrabelle Nest students Destanie Proctor (stuf ng), Kayleigh Revell (cranberry sauce), Layla Chisolm (mashed potatoes), Trinity Barron (pumpkin pie) and Charlee Winchester (turkey). Above left, Shelby Rotella lls her plate with homemade succotash and a side of pumpkin pie. Above right, Christopher Creek showcases his pumpkin pie in a cup dessert. The Nest students give thanks

PAGE 3

Local The Star| A3 Thursday, November 22, 2012

PAGE 4

Opinion A4 | The Star Keyboard KLATTERINGS 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 Recently, I drove south to visit my oldest daughter who is in her second year at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. It was a long drive, but something I was looking forward to on the Veterans Day holiday weekend. We stopped in Anderson, South Carolina on Thursday evening at close to midnight. I realized I had either missed The Big Peach in Gaffney, South Carolina due to the darkness or road construction or possibly being asleep. I hate to miss The Big Peach. Its actually a water tower that looks like a peach It seems like a city would light it up if they had one (a Big Peach). Again, maybe they do and I missed it. If you ever get down that way, stop and enjoy it a little you can almost smell it. The only thing that bothers me about it was that the City of Gaffney hired a fellow from New Jersey to paint the peach. Why would you hire a fellow from New Jersey to paint your peach? If it were a light bulb water tower, I could understand it. However, I do not understand a peach painter from New Jersey. Tuscaloosa is a nice place unless you want to get a good nights sleep in your daughters apartment that is close to the downtown bars and the football stadium. According to the realty lady, some students like to live close to the bars so they can walk home. (I called to complain.) The realty lady makes the students that were up all night at the apartment complex, drunk out of their minds, standing on the apartment balconies shouting obscenities into the wee hours of the morning almost sound thoughtful. Almost I love college football, as much as anybody and I was even young once, but I still question these folks thoughtfulness. The rst night, I spent calling the police and stufng things in my ears. On Saturday, I was looking forward to the game and I was not disappointed in the weather, the crowd or the atmosphere. Tuscaloosa, Alabama and the University of Alabama know how to put on a football game. My seats at the game were kind of high, kind of way up high. So high that you felt if you stood up, you might fall helplessly into the end zone. So high that I ducked when the T-38s did their yover before the game. However, I did enjoy the perspective. It reminded me of playing electric football as a kid and the little men vibrating all over the eld. I wanted to help Alabama a couple of times by reaching down there and moving a couple of players on the eld. The game was entertaining, although the University of Alabama did suffer their rst loss of the season. True fans will tell me that Alabama played awful or question how I can say it was entertaining when we lost. You needed to be sitting where I was sitting. Way up there in the stands, higher than the coaches in their coaching boxes talking to the other coaches down on the eld. At least I thought I was higher than the coaches. As it turns out, I am pretty sure I had one of them behind me. He was tall fellow who was very loud and shouted instructions the entire rst half. He seemed tall, because from my seats, I could turn around and my nose would hit his kneecaps. I was way up high. This fellow barked the whole rst half, Try doing something other than running on rst down. He also had a rm grasp on the receivers who needed to be covered on pass plays after the opposing Texas A&M Aggies would successfully complete a pass. He was loud and mad and quite sure of himself. Things seemed to be looking a little better for Alabama in the second half. I turned around and realized the tall, loud keeper of football knowledge was not there. I just gured he went down at half-time to share with the coaches and players his thoughts about the rst half. He made it back by the fourth quarter. It seemed logical; it would take that Losing, liquor and life In some ways Thanksgiving 2012 seems not much different from the Pilgrims landing on a craggy slab of Massachusetts coastline long ago. The Pilgrims of four centuries ago were facing a world of which they knew nothing just as the current economic and geopolitical landscape seems a scary one with which many of us are not wholly familiar. For the Pilgrims, most anything that could have gone wrong on their journey from religious intolerance to the New World did; Murphys Law applied exponentially. Beyond the miles they had been willing to foray on foot from the sea and their ship, they knew nothing of this land they had come upon, nothing of what and who might be there. In fact, initially the thought never seemed to have crossed their minds that there would be anybody there. The ground was not suitable for crops, at least not with the rudimentary tools they carried and their lack of knowledge of the soil. The viability of what they knew to grow back home in Europe was in question. Game seemed scarce. The weather conditions atrocious even for hardy men and women of the English and Dutch stock they were. They were literally in what to them must have seemed the Land of the Lost. How that seems familiar to the environment of today, a different sort of rocky terrain. An environment that save for those of a certain generation none of us have experienced, or at least not to the degree that is experienced in the 24/7 din of today. Chronic unemployment that can not be captured in the monthly reports that do not reect those who for various reasons are not, can not or will not seek employment in a business climate buffeted by forces that seem as with those Pilgrims beyond their control. Political ssions, religious ssions, the growing chasm between those who must worry about whether there will be food on the table that night and those who dont they all serve to divide, just as the harsh conditions came to divide at times the men and women of the Mayower. There is much to make us anxious. This will be a difcult Thanksgiving hardly a holiday for far too many. But the Pilgrims were taught a valuable lesson by the Native Americans savages as they initially saw them who inhabited those shores of the bay in which the Mayower ultimately anchored for safe harbor. For while these men and women werent big on modesty in what passed for their dress, and talked and behaved in ways foreign to the Pilgrims, they were also large of heart, human beings no matter the color. What is little understood, but is explained by Nathaniel Philbrick in his fascinating book Mayower is that while there might have been a feast of some kind on a date sometime near the end of the Pilgrims rst year in the New World, it was a product of a bond of community formed between people of different color, religion and outlook on life. Thanksgiving, and they did not know it as that and it would become a holiday only centuries after that 1620s sit down, was for the Pilgrims something that was played out over more than 24 hours. The previous winter their very existence was in the balance. The Native Americans could have easily killed them, just as the weather and disease depleted their ranks. Instead, those Native Americans would teach the newcomers about the land they had arrived at, about hunting, shing and farming. They taught the Pilgrims survival and stewardship of the land. In turn, instead of choosing arrogant isolationism in their new quarters, the Pilgrims reached out to the Native Americans, establishing a bartering system, sleeping in their wigwams, choosing to learn, coming to understand these were just human beings. Only later, when, what else, territory became an issue, did tension and ultimately bloodshed come to those rst Anglo-Saxon arrivals and those there to greet them. So today, hopefully, is a day to put aside the loose ends of life which isolate and divide us to remember the things that bring us together. The community that exists in this county emerges during the toughest of times and this year will be no different. There are the slew of volunteers who will spend their holidays providing sustenance and cheer to, literally, hundreds who would otherwise be without a warm meal and fellowship on a day all about warm meals and fellowship. And a Sheriffs Ofce, and other organizations, with a mission of meeting the Christmas wishes of needy children and families in the county. That is just a sampling a small sampling of what a unique and special community Gulf County can be when the sledding is most difcult. And on this day that will be difcult for many, we nd thanksgiving in that community, that sense of not being alone. Discovering that at their most tested they were not alone made all the difference for the Pilgrims long ago. Our hope on this day is that understanding the value of that sense of community today can make a difference in all our lives. The lady gave us the senior discount with a simple nod and a wave. She was too busy for idle chit-chat, the line was building up behind us. It was my rst trip to an all you could eat buffet in years. I was hungry enough, not starving mind you, but as she counted out my change I whispered to Cathy, Eat as much as you can, weve got to get our moneys worth. I was weaving my way in and out of the trafc down past the shaved turkey, between the pinto beans and the rice when I saw the stewed tomatoes and okra. I froze in my tracks. I didnt know you could still get that combination. Son of a gun! Hungry folks, their plates piled high with mashed potatoes, green beans, shrimp, salad, roast beef, pizza and carrot cake politely elbowed passed me on both sides unaware that I was no longer with them. My Aunt Beatrice used to make that stuff at every family get together. I wouldnt eat it. She also baked a ham and cooked a turkey and broke out those unbelievable pickled peaches. Her lima beans would melt in your mouth. And rutabaggers and blackberry cobbler was her specialty. The way I saw it as a child, only a complete idiot would waste time and stomach room eating stewed tomatoes and okra considering all the other choices. Aunt Beatrice was the star of our Thanksgiving dinners. Now, Mom would maybe make a chess pie or a potato casserole. Granny would be crowded in the kitchen with all her daughters, giving a few directions but mostly telling some story about Aunt May White. Aunts Adell and Ruby Nell were obediently listening..but make no mistake about it, Aunt Bea was doing the cooking! She was raised way back up in the country. She married Uncle Womack when she was still a teenager. Even in the middle of the vegetable section at the Golden Corral I could see her as plain as day. She had that dark hair and high cheek bones. You could really see our Cherokee heritage in her. She worked hard every day of her life. She farmed like a man if the situation called for it. She picked cotton and peaches, apples and scuppernongs with equal aplomb. She set a record for canning jams, preserves and such that will never be broken. She never asked for a thing. She never complained. She laughed an uncommonly amount. And she lived a simple life of love, dignity and honor. A lady with a plate of meatloaf and spaghetti ran me over. Im sorry sir. Do you mind if I get some of those pintos? Aunt Bea and Uncle Womack raised Charles, Barbara and Teresa in the big house up on the hill. What a grand place to play. They had big bedrooms and hiding closets and secret nooks on every oor! Aunt Beatrice allowed her favorite ten year old nephew to do anything his heart desired at her house. She would tussle my hair or give me a quick hug and then let me explore on my own. How fortunate I was but sadly, way too young to appreciate it! Cathy came and got me, Kes, are you alright? You dont have anything on your plate. I loaded up on stewed tomatoes and okra and followed Cathy to our seats. The tears came out of nowhere. And I wasnt sad or unhappy or having a senior moment. I was remembering a grand lady who meant more to me than I ever realized ... or could possibly convey to you. I wanted to be ten again so I could tell her how special she was! I wanted to sit on the porch and watch the sun go down with her. As an adult I wished Id told her what a shining example shed set before us. She might not have realized it, but Thanksgiving WAS Thanksgiving because of her! The big house burned down my senior year in college. It was summer before I got home and my heart was broken for their loss. Aunt Bea hugged me and said, We cant replace the pictures. I have remembered that for fifty years. It wasnt about wood and mortar for her. It was family, love and memories. Boy howdy, how much we take for granted. Uncle F. D. said it a million times, You cant beat family. It just never dawned on me growing up that there would come a time when Aunt Beatrice wasnt there. We figured Granny would outlive us all. Uncle Clifford was as steady as a rock. Mom would heat those drops up before administering to an earache ... that somehow goes beyond caring. Uncle Womack never said so but somehow I know in my heart he thought I turned out alright. Aunt Bea several times offered to give me seventeen acres across the street from the original house. She obviously understood my love for her home before I did! They are all gone now. But how richer we are for their journey! People are all the time telling me how much is wrong with this country. What is not working and who is not doing right. Im tired of hearing it! This Thanksgiving lets remember the Aunt Beatrices in our lives. Lets celebrate how we got to be who we are. Lets truly be thankful! I nished up the stewed tomatoes and okra. They were ok.. but I would have still preferred the pickled peaches. Happy Thanksgiving, Aunt Bea and Kes Stewed tomatoes and okra memories Thanksgiving wishes CRANKS MY TRACTOR BN Heard TIM CROFT Star news editor HUNKER DOWN Kesley Colbert See CRANKS A5 Thursday, November 22, 2012

PAGE 5

Letters GREAT SELECTION OF ALL YOUR F AVORITE BEER, WINE & SPIRIT S 9454 HWY 98 BEACON HILL AT T H E MEXICO BEAC H C ITY L I M ITS (850) 647-8310 KARAO K E & DJ IN THE CROWS N EST COME E N J OY S UNSETS ON THE NEW POO P DE CK R AN D Y S TAR K WITH A RT LONG ON S AX ~ HAPPY HOUR ~ LADIES N I GHT ET MEXICO BEAC H C ITY L I M ITS (850) 647-8310 GREAT SELECTION OF ALL YOUR F AVORITE BEER, WINE & SPIRIT S 9454 HWY 98 BEACON HILL AT T H E MEXICO BEAC H C ITY L I M ITS (850) 647-8310 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 Send your letters to : LETTERS TO THE EDITOR P.O. Box 308 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 Fax: 850-227-7212 Email: tcroft@star .com Comments from our readers in the form of letters to the editor or a guest column are solicited and encouraged. A newspapers editorial page should be a forum where differing ideas and opinions are exchanged. All letters and guest columns must be signed and should include the address and phone number of the author. The street address and phone number are for veri cation and will not be published. Letters must be in good taste and The Star reserves the right to edit letters for correctness and style. S HARE YOUR OPINIONS Thursday, November 22, 2012 A5 | The Star long to get back up to where we were sitting from the locker room. As the game progressed, it was nally apparent that this would not be a happy ending for the University of Alabama football team. I was disappointed, but life was going to go on. The fellows would get drunk and shout obscenities from the balconies on Saturday and on this night be even more thankful for getting apartments so close to the watering holes in Tuscaloosa. The game ended and I turned around expecting to see the tall coach with his head in his hands mumbling about us jumping offside. He was not there. There was only an empty bottle of Early Times Whisky. If you didnt know, alcohol affects mental work. This has been shown by the fact that a person whose brain has been dulled by alcohol cannot think so clearly to do common mathematics like adding, subtracting, multiplying, or dividing gures as accurately as he could without the partaking of alcohol. Honestly, I seriously doubt that this tall fellow could do any math whether he was under the in uence or not. The liquor probably did affect his decision making/coaching ability; maybe he will not bring his bottle for the next game. I loved seeing my daughter and I will trade a loss, a coaching lesson or even two nights of thoughtful drunks yelling obscenities from their balconies to get to do it. In my life, its a matter of priorities. FYI The manufacturer of Early Times Whisky (spelled correctly) was only one of ve producers who were allowed to keep pumping out hard, the hard stuff during the Prohibition Era. They were able to do so because their whisky was designated as medicinal whiskey. Maybe that tall coaching fellow was sick. Read more stories at www. CranksMyTractor.com. CRANKS from page A4 Dear Editor: In spite of an unprecedented amount of money being funneled to Jim Clements and Gulf Fishermens Alliance (representing maybe 10 percent of commercial shermen) by various environmental groups to stop Steves re-election, Steve Southerland won handily in a district that is registered 60 percent Democrat. He even won in Calhoun County which is registered over 70 percent Democrat. This is a man, hard at work for what his constituents want and need, to get our economies turned for the better. Fishing does equal jobs for all businesses here along the panhandle. To step up to the plate, as a freshman Congressmen, as Steve has the last couple of years, go against these huge environmental groups (PEW, EDF); painted a target on his back for this past election; and they came after him, with wallets out---posting and printing newspaper articles, billboards and ads lled with lies. But in the end, truth won out. When you win an election in a district that is registered 60 percent (D) and win the election with 71 percent of the voteyou are truly a representative of and by the people. Many thanks to Steve Southerland, and his team for getting him re-elected. The democratic process is alive and well in District 2 with an amazing amount of bipartisan voting; with only the good of all residents in mind, not just the party they are af liated with. Hats off to all District 2 residents we should be proud of ourselves for keeping the democratic process alive and well here in N. Fla. P.S. These hundreds of thousands of dollars being funneled through Jim Clements to represent only 10 percent of commercial shermen---SOUNDS PRETTY FISHY TO ME!!! Thanks, Capt. Tom Adams Mexico Beach Charters Recreational Fishing AllianceChairmanForgotten Coast Chapter Steve Southerland Oceans Champion! To our many, many friends in Gulf County Dear Editor: Your generosity, encouragement, love and prayers have kept us going since my sister, Marsha Posey, was diagnosed with lung and hip cancer in July. You have made it possible for her to make the trips to the Mof tt Cancer Center in Tampa for hip replacement surgery, follow-up medical visits, radiation treatments and most recently, chemotherapy. We appreciate each and every one of you and can never thank you enough! Please keep praying for her as she continues treatment. Also, our community lost two men recently who I must recognize for giving their time and energy to correct an unsafe condition at her home. Christopher Acree, our nephew by love if not blood, and his mother Irene brought materials and spent the day replacing the steps to Marshas deck. Those existing were old and unsafe, especially for someone with an in rmity. Christopher, an excellent carpenter, was so happy to perform the work; he had such a wonderful heart and desire to help. Terry Dykes worked with him that day; Terry also had a kind heart and never met anyone he didnt have a smile for. The end result was a set of steps that will be solidly in place for many years. Please remember these men for their kindness. I never travel anywhere in Gulf County that I am not asked about Marsha. It means so much to know that she remains in your thoughts and prayers. Thank You and God Bless! Gwen Allen Port St. Joe Welcome until now? Dear Editor: As one of the blow-ins from Georgia, it is very sad to see how Mr. McLemore feels about the people who pay their taxes on time, bring family and friends from different parts of the country to visit, and spend their money in Port St. Joe. I love this town and have always felt welcomed, until now. If you want the city to grow stop your nonsense and pay attention to your taxpayers, the people who pay your salary. Thank you, E. Rosenthal Port St. Joe Veterans Day salute Dear Editor: On Friday, Nov. 9 I attended the Veterans Day Salute at Port St. Joe Junior-Senior High School. This was an outstanding program and I salute those who organized the entire program for a job well done. It was one of the best that I have ever attended. I was one of the veterans being honored at this celebration. The hugs and the handshakes I received for the military service I rendered in my day a career soldier made the day most memorable. What touched my heart the most were the four letters I received from young students from Port St. Joe Elementary School. I was to say thank you to Caden, Paloma, Hannah and Zoe for their encouraging and appreciative letters. I would also like to commend the school teachers and leaders at the schools in Port St. Joe who are teaching our students the importance of patriotism for our country. You are doing a great job. Keep up the good work. The price our great country paid for freedom came through great sacri ces, as we are all aware. It warms my heart to know that patriotism is still alive and well in the greatest country in the world, the United States of America. May God continue to bless America. David W. Thompson, Jr. Mexico Beach Thanks for a great football season Dear Editor: Coach Chuck Gannon and staff along with the 2012-13 football team would like to thank all of the Shark fans and boosters for tremendous year. We know we did not win a state championship or even a district title, but the overwhelming support and kind words that were bestowed on this years team and program was tremendous. I want to thank all of our ticket takers for our junior varsity and varsity games. Coach Stacey Strickland and David White, thanks for preparing our eld on game days and Greg Lay eld and staff for maintaining our eld. A special thanks goes out to Barbara Lay eld and her staff for helping feed our young men on game days and several other occasions. Also we want to thank Lee McLemore for helping us with food and drinks on all the away games. Thanks to our Band of Gold and our junior varsity and varsity cheerleaders for keeping the Shark spirit alive and well. We want to thank Eddie Martin and our chain crew along with Commander Marty Jarosz and the NJROTC program for presenting the colors. To our faculty and staff, we want to thank you for all your continued support all year and being there for these young men. The Shark price was de nitely seen in all of you during the season. Mr. Jim Norton and Mr. Jeremy Knappy, we thank you as coaches for letting us do our jobs and supporting us behind the scenes. Last, I want to thank our coaching staff of Josh Daily, Kenny Parker, Tracy Browning, Willie Smith, Kesley Colbert, Raye Bailey, Bobby Alexander and Kenny McFarland for their hard work and dedication working with these young men. I appreciate their long hours of work and positive attitudes they had with our players. I know the players appreciate the coaches as well. One last comment to our players in my career this was the most enjoyable team Ive coached. Thanks you. Sincerely, Chuck Gannon Head Coach, Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School

PAGE 6

Local A6 | The Star Thursday, November 22, 2012 Its really fortunate to have a company like St. Joe. Its a ag we can wave and I think St. Joe is a good calling card. It lends gravitas to any conversation you have. A bulk port is likely the most advantageous route, Holt said. He also said his team was not looking for a company seeking to get into the port business, but rather an investor which has 65 port terminals around the country or globe and is looking for No. 66. It is a bulk opportunity, Holt said. The depth (of the shipping channel) doesnt allow for much else. There is also a rail line going out the back (of the port property) and that is a good thing. The Bank of Montreal, he added, has a signi cant stable of clients it can reach. When an investor is ready to enter the port, Holt said, would be the time to reach out to state and federal agencies to deploy their resources expediting permitting, for example, or dredging of shipping lanes and channels by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The case can then be made to those governmental agencies, this company is coming in, will invest a speci c number of dollars and the Port of Port St. Joe needs these promises and actions from government, Holt said. Everybody has to be a part of this, from (the Florida Department of Transportation) to the Corps, Holt said. It is a chicken-and-egg sort of thing. Thats the way these things work. We are trying to provide exposure for the (investors) and bulk operators to what is there. Port director Tommy Pitts, at the suggestion of Holt, said it would be time to re-energize past efforts to have the shipping channel dredged to authorized depth. The job for the bank was to advise not just on bringing in an investor or company, but also in how to craft the deal. The bank is working on a success-fee basis, essentially putting much of the risk on the bank. But we like what we see, Holt said. The banks contract with the St. Joe Company is exclusive, Holt said, but the partnership to collaborate on port development between the company and Port Authority meant that at some point, once potential clients are ferreted out, the Port Authority must be part of the discussion. Aspects of operation such as licensing, tax exemption nancing, wharf and service fees fall under the gateway and the public authority overseeing that gateway, in this case the Port of Port St. Joe. You have a big part to play here, Holt told Port Authority board members. The question is if we can put a sh on the hook and what the sh would want. What we are charged with is turning on the light in this gateway. Not only for the bene t of the company, but also you. We want to do everything we can to continue to develop the port. Holt and St. Joe senior vice president Jorge Gonzalez both emphasized that the gateway of the Port of Port St. Joe was a part of a broader effort to maximize the potential of the region. And in developing that gateway, the Port Authority and its land which combined with St. Joes holdings around the port account for more than 300 acres, with a rail line are essential to the equation. Weve been focused on the big dog, not just the little dog, Gonzalez said, emphasizing the partnership between company and Port Authority. The Port Authority asset is going to be something folks are going to look at. They have to. Holt, noting that most large ports are near metropolitan areas, said he expects that an investor will be one looking for low-hanging fruit or a port with a largely untapped potential that would likely provide added value at a relatively low price. I am encouraged by what you are saying, said Port Authority president Leonard Costin. Holt said it was also important not to expect results, like, next week. Holts team is close to a deal to sell or lease the Port of Wilmington (Delaware) that it has been working on for two years and had recently completed a deal to run rail line through to the Port of Los Angeles, a $2 billion venture, that took some six years. This is probably not going to happen overnight, Holt said. We have a sense of what can work and cant work. I am not a stranger to long lead times and patience. The Gift Shop at PORT ST. JOE MARINA is your headquarters for Christmas shopping this year! 340 Marina Drive, Port St. Joe, FL. (850) 227-9393 Store Hours: Monday thru Sunday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST Black Friday Christmas Sale Receive $10 Off Purchase of $25 or more! (Excluding Clearance Rack Friday ONLY) Come by and check us out, or you can NOW go online at www.psjmarina.com and do your Christmas Shopping. B EST PRI C ES IN TOWN ON CO LU MBIA S PORTSWEAR Z EPRO BE L TS -L EAT H ER C OTTON BRAI D OR F IS H PRINT NO V E L T Y ITEMS JEWE L R Y, NICKNA CK S G I F T CERTI F I C ATES AV AI L AB L E PSJM ATTIRE Receive $10 O FF P U R CH ASE O F $25 OR MORE WEEMS MEDICAL CENTER EAST 110 NE 5 TH STREET, CARRABELLE Urgent Care and Family Care Services Monday through Friday 8AM 6PM Saturday 8AM 4 PM Appointments Available Walk-Ins Welcome Most Insurances Accepted FInancial Assistance Available 850-697-2345 COMING SOON WEEMS MEDICAL WEST IN APALACHICOLA! is proud to announce the is now underway. Help those in need! Its time to go through your closets for those unwanted pairs of shoes, in reasonable condition. Bring the shoes to Coastal Foot and Ankle Clinic located at 221 HWY 98, Apalachicola, FL 32320. Donations will go to Franklins Promise and will be distributed at The community service center (old Apalachicola high school) at 192 14th street in Apalachicola. Distribution will be November 27, December 4th and 18th from 9:30-12:00. PORT from page A1

PAGE 7

Local The Star| A7 Thursday, November 22, 2012 Ice alcoholic beverage. Ethridge was accompanied by a juvenile, who was not identied, and who was later seen drinking a Smirnoff Ice in Ethridges vehicle. Ethridge re-entered the store, according to the afdavit, and purchased a 12-pack of Bud Light, left the store and handed the 12-pack to another juvenile that Capt. Ricky Tolbert of the Gulf County Sheriffs Ofce knew to be a juvenile. Ethridge has been a popular and accomplished teacher during her tenure with Gulf District Schools. In the past two years, she has led an effort at Port St. Joe High School, where she was a teacher for four years, to construct a world record pi chain, using the numerals to the right of the decimal in the theoretical number. Last year, the chain was over 12,000 links in length, believed at the time to be a new world record. Ethridge was also voted Teacher of the Year at Port St. Joe High School by her peers two years ago. She transferred to Wewahitchka Jr./Sr. High School for the current school year. Its not clear what that means, said Chamber president Guerry Magidson. Magidson said correspondence in the intervening days had shown state economic development ofcials were disgruntled and unhappy with the BOCC decision. This was the second time in the past two years and the fth time since 2000 that the BOCC changed the operational model for the EDC. If they take it away we will be out of that business, Magidson said. Board member Steve Newman suggested that the Chamber board seek a sit down with commissioners, bringing the City of Port St. Joe into the mix since the city also provides funding to the agency, for an understanding of commissioners concerns. County attorney Jeremy Novak said after his discussions with county commissioners he came away with the feeling that a meeting of some kind was needed to work through issues. He said the city should be part of the discussion. County Commissioner Warren Yeager, who as board chair championed the consolidation of Chamber and EDC and who missed last weeks BOCC meeting for medical reasons, said last week at a meeting of the Port Authority that he wished his fellow commissioners had waited on any EDC decision. With the board facing some changes, he noted, that was a discussion probably best left to the new BOCC. There also seemed to be less than a full consensus on the Chamber board as to the future. Board member Johanna White said the Chamber needed to continue moving forward but wondered if the board was doing justice to the Chamber/EDC director, Barry Sellers. She said she did not believe the consolidated model was being successful. We worked hard on this for 18 months and it just isnt working, White said. Dewey Blaylock also wondered whether the Chamber/EDC model could work, as currently constructed, on the economic development side. Weve put another year behind us of confusion about the direction of the EDC, Blaylock said. Magidson said he believed the Chamber/EDC model was working and making progress. He noted that the consolidation effort had come during the worst economy since the Great Depression, that businesses were having issues nding funding in the private sector, but that progress had been made. He and Sellers, along with board member Sharon Gaskin who praised the effort, said they had made signi cant progress in bringing businesses in the north end of the county and Wewahitchka into the Chamber fold and Seller said he was currently working with six various projects. An EDC committee had been created, Magidson said. While acknowledging that the Chamber maybe could have been more forthright with reports and communication of progress with the BOCC, Magidson also noted that many potential projects and leads carry with them proprietary and con dential information until fruition. We can show actual results given more time, Magidson said. Economic development does not happen in 12 months. We do have several projects for which we are on the short list. Magidson said that consistency of message and direction from the BOCC was important. He said there had been constants over the past decade with the EDC the lack of a consistent approach and the BOCC reducing the amount of funding originally pledged. Some longer-term vision on how this handled is needed, said board member Aaron Farnsley. Magidson said the timing of the BOCC decision could not have been worse given that the Chamber/EDC had a stakeholders meeting, at which a campaign for private sector support would be initiated, scheduled for last Thursday. That meeting was canceled in the wake of the BOCC decision and at least two potential private partners have noti ed elected of cials and the Chamber that they are no longer interested. I would like to think the county is interested in private partners, Magidson said. Board member Dave Ashbrook noted that when the BOCC went the consolidation route two years ago, nearly $60,000 in funding from private partners was lost by those investors. He said there should not be any surprise about the lack of con dence from the private sector. It is a hard pill for me to swallow that we put in oneand-a-half years of work and we are just about to see results and the BOCC changes the game, Ashbrook said. We (as a Chamber) need to come to a consensus to bring to the table (for discussions with the BOCC) and we dont have that yet. Magidson said it was his hope that after discussions with the BOCC and city, the Chamber/EDC could continue as constructed for at least one more year, with the funding that was pledged. He said the Chamber would be more aggressive and consistent about providing updates to the BOCC. I think this is working, Magidson said. They should give us full funding and give us one more year. LIMITED STOCK! F I R ST COME F I R ST SE RV E Sale Starts at 7:00 AM EST F riday, 11-23-12 Sale Ends at 4:00 PM EST Sunday, 11-25-12 STORE OPENS AT 7 AM *WHILE SUPPLIES LAST DEALS www.BWOsh.com Moultrie 6.5 Hanging F eeder Kits WAS $69.99 NOW $ 39.98 Simmons 10x50 Binoculars WAS $59.99 NOW $ 29.98 NOW $ 34.99 Otis .556 Cleaning Kits NOW $ 79.98 R inehart 18-N-1 Targets WAS $99.99 NOW $ 29.98 F lambeau Duck Decoys WAS $39.99 Parker Bushwaker Crossbows WAS $329.99 Simmons 10x50 Binoculars Simmons 10x50 Binoculars Parker Bushwaker Crossbows Parker Bushwaker Crossbows NOW $ 299.99 Abu Garcia V eritas R ods IN STOCK! NOW $ 59.99 Ameristep Doghouse Blind WAS $79.99 NOW $ 54.98 Ameristep Grizzly G-30 Blind WAS $119.99 NOW $ 74.98 Ameristep Wing Shooter Blind WAS $169.99 NOW $ 109.98 U P TO 50% O FF SELECT NAME B R AND APPA R EL AND ACCESSO R IES CLOTHING CLEA R ANCE R ACKS WITH ITEMS $5 &$10! F R IDA Y S UNDA Y ONL Y! All hats 50% o, $5 Swimwear Pieces, Up to 50% o select sweaters, dresses, and more! Open F riday & Saturday A LL ITEMS SUB J ECT TO CHANGE NO R E O R DE R S NO R AIN CHECKS LIMITED STOCK! RV E Sale Starts at 7:00 AM EST Sale Starts at 7:00 AM EST Sale Starts at 7:00 AM EST F riday, 11-23-12 riday, 11-23-12 Sale Ends at 4:00 PM EST Sunday, 11-25-12 Sale Ends at 4:00 PM EST Sunday, 11-25-12 Sale Ends at 4:00 PM EST Sunday, 11-25-12 DEALS DEALS DEALS DEALS DEALS DEALS DEALS DEALS DEALS DEALS DEALS DEALS LIMITED STOCK! F I R ST SE RV E Sale Starts at 7:00 AM EST Sale Starts at 7:00 AM EST Sale Starts at 7:00 AM EST F riday, 11-23-12 A A LL LL ITEMS ITEMS ITEMS ITEMS SUB SUB J J ECT ECT TO TO CHANGE CHANGE NO R E O R R DE R S NO R AIN CHECKS Bring the kids (Young & Old) to see our live Train Display! SPEND $ 100 + & GET A $ 20 COUPON BLA C K FRIDAY O NLY SPEND $ 200 + & GET A $ 40 COUPON BLA C K FRIDAY O NLY SPEND $ 300 + & GET A $ 60 COUPON BLA C K FRIDAY O NLY SPEND $ 400 + & GET A $ 80 COUPON BLA C K FRIDAY O NLY NOW $ 149.99 Minn Kota Endura Trolling Motors 38# Thrust WAS $199.99 Ameristep Backpack Blind WAS $109.99 NOW $ 89.98 Otis .556 Cleaning Kits Allen Durango Gun Cases FR EE w/ any Long Gun Purchase! $ 149 .99 Heritage Rough Rider combo .22 and .22WSM $ 669 .99 DPMS Oracle .223/.556 AR15 Rie Rossi Circuit Court Judge Blued Rie $ 459 .99 Sig Sauer Two-Sum Pistol Kits .9mm $ 369 .99 Taurus G2 Pistols .9mm/.40 cal. $ 10 .49 Blazer Brass .9mm 50 rd Box $ 7 .99 Remington UMC .223 ammo 20rds box Springeld XD Sub Compact .40 lambeau Duck Decoys WAS $39.99 WAS $39.99 WAS $39.99 WAS $39.99 WAS $39.99 WAS $39.99 SPEND & GET A COUPON BLA www.BWOsh.com F lambeau Duck Decoys lambeau Duck Decoys Moultrie I R 55 Trial Camera WAS $119.99 Ameristep Backpack Blind Ameristep Backpack Blind NOW $ 74.99 Based on before tax totals. Springeld XD Sub Compact .40 Springeld XD Sub Compact .40 $ 469 .99 Ruger American Ries .243/.308/30-06/.270 Ruger American Ries Ruger American Ries $ 329 .99 Rossi Circuit Court Judge Blued Rie Rossi Circuit Court Judge Blued Rie $ 469 .99 Uniden Atlantis Hand Held V H F R adio WAS $119.99 NOW $ 89.98 Criminal Defense Social Security Disability Appleman & Trucks, P.A. 422 West Beach Drive, Panama City, FL 32401 Call (850) 230-5550 or Visit Us Online at applemanlaw.com Attorneys Jim Appleman J. Karl Trucks CHAMBER from page A1 TEACHER from page A1 Magison said correspondence in the intervening days had shown state economic development officials were disgruntled and unhappy with the BOCC decision.

PAGE 8

Corner of Marina Drive Port St. Joe, FL (next to Piggly Wiggly) www.BWOsh. Port St. Joe, FL Corner of Marina Drive EV E RYTHING FOR YOUR O UTDOOR ADV E NTUR E RYTHING FOR YOUR O UTDOOR ADV E UTDOOR ADV E UTDOOR ADV NTUR E NTUR E E RYTHING FOR YOUR O UTDOOR ADV E UTDOOR ADV E UTDOOR ADV NTUR E NTUR E E (next to Piggly Wiggly) Corner of Marina Drive EV E EV E EV RYTHING FOR YOUR E RYTHING FOR YOUR E EV E EV E EV RYTHING FOR YOUR E RYTHING FOR YOUR E EV EV HUGE GUN SALE! (next to Piggly Wiggly) (next to Piggly Wiggly) GUN SALE! $29 00 FREE! $55 00 WEEKLY ALMANAC ST.JO SE PH B AY AP ALAC HI C O LA B AY W ES T PASS TI DE T ABLES M O N TH LY AVERAGES To nd the tides of the following areas, subtract the indicated times from these given for APALACHICOLA: HIGH LOW Cat P oint Minus 0:40 Minus 1:17 East P ass Minus 0:27 Minus 0:27 To nd the tides of the following areas, subtract the indicated times from those given for CARRABELLE: HIGH LOW Bald P oint Minus 9:16 Minus 0:03 Sponsor the WEEKLY ALMANAC Call T oday! 227-7847 Date H igh Low % P recip T hu, Nov. 22 70 46 0 % Fri, Nov. 23 72 48 0 % Sat, Nov. 24 71 44 0 % Sun, Nov. 25 65 48 0 % Mon, Nov. 26 69 50 0 % T ues, Nov. 27 71 53 0 % Wed, Nov. 28 71 52 20 % 21 We 107am 0.9 729pm 0.9 1057am 0.4 22 Th 640pm 1.1 921am 0.6 23 Fr 634pm 1.3 325am 0.3 24 Sa 647pm 1.4 355am 0.1 25 Su 710pm 1.6 430am -0.1 26 Mo 739pm 1.7 508am -0.2 27 Tu 813pm 1.7 549am -0.3 28 We 849pm 1.7 633am -0.3 29 Th 925pm 1.7 719am -0.3 30 Fr 1000pm 1.7 801am -0.3 FreeTideTables.com For comparison only Times are local Tides in feet from MLLW 21 We 857am 1.0 1014pm 1.1 359am 0.7 401pm 0.5 22 Th 1103am 0.9 1043pm 1.2 514am 0.5 454pm 0.7 23 Fr 1257pm 1.0 1110pm 1.2 615am 0.2 544pm 0.8 24 Sa 217pm 1.0 1138pm 1.3 706am 0.0 631pm 1.0 25 Su 315pm 1.0 752am -0.1 715pm 1.0 26 Mo 1206am 1.3 401pm 1.1 833am -0.2 755pm 1.1 27 Tu 1236am 1.3 439pm 1.1 911am -0.3 831pm 1.1 28 We 109am 1.3 512pm 1.1 946am -0.3 906pm 1.1 29 Th 144am 1.3 542pm 1.1 1017am -0.3 940pm 1.1 30 Fr 223am 1.3 611pm 1.1 1046am -0.3 1017pm 1.1 FreeTideTables.com For comparison only Times are local Tides in feet from MLLW By TINA HARBUCK 654-8440 | @DestinLogTina tharbuck@thedestinlog.com After the last fish is hung in the Destin Fishing Rodeo on Oct. 31 each year, several of Destins captains turn in their rod and reels and pick up their bows and guns and head off into the woods. Its time to get away from a rocking boat and see a different terrain, said Tony Davis, who captains the Anastasia. For the past five years, Davis has been traveling up to Kentucky and hunting on a lease with one of his guys that comes down and fishes with him during cobia season. We almost froze yesterday, Davis said Thursday afternoon of the 40degree temperatures. But hes not complaining. Its peaceful up here and you dont have to worry about anything. You just go sit and take your time and relax, Davis said. Davis said they had seen some deer but he hasnt shot one yet. Im trying to shoot a whopper. For Justin Destin, who captains the Full Draw he said, Its something I do every chance I get. Its just another way to keep enjoying the outdoors. Its another way of harvesting off the land and enjoying some of Gods creations. We only get so many sunrises and sunsets; got to get out and enjoy them, Destin said. Although he gun hunts, Destin said, I prefer bow hunting. I hunt deer and pigs anything that is willing. Plus theres a lot of tradition in hunting. Destin said that he always looks forward to going hunting with his dad at Thanksgiving. Capt. Eric Thrasher of the Daybreak likes to take the kids and go hunting on their lease just north of DeFuniak Springs. Its not so much about killing something anymore as it is about getting away, Thrasher said. Just getting in the woods and relaxing. Thrasher is usually already in the woods by now, but due to a shoulder injury he had to pass on bow hunting deer. But Ill probably go duck hunting on Saturday, he said. In addition to hunting deer and ducks, he also likes turkey hunting. Thrasher noted that turkey season coincides with the start of cobia season. And they have been known to go turkey hunting in the morning and come back and catch a cobia in the afternoon for a little surf and turf as he called it. Craig Mann, who captains the Mary Lou has been hunting the last nine years on a 100-acre lease in Americus, Ga. When Oct. 31 hits, its like somebody flips a switch and all the people are gone, which is a perfect opportunity to come and sit in the woods, Mann said. Mann says hell stay in his little cabin in Americus for about four or five weeks. Ive seen a lot of young bucks that I let walk and found some bigger ones that I couldnt get a shot at, Mann said. But he has taken two, a 175-pound buck and a 120-pound doe. I prefer bow hunting, Mann said. Its a little more difficult because youve got to get closer. I think its just a little more sportsmanlike. But the thing he likes most about hunting is its secluded and serene. Plus its a good time to reflect on the season and the season to come. PHOTOS SPECIAL TO THE NEWS, TIMES-ADVERTISER Left: Craig Mann shows off a buck he took last November on his lease in Americus, Ga., where he is currently looking to take down another. Right: Capt. Justin Destin of the Full Draw took this deer last season here in Okaloosa County. Captains trade rod and reels for bows and guns Give thanks for farm-raised turkey By S TAN KIRKLAND FWC When Thanksgiving arrives next week, millions of us will sit down to a meal of turkey and all the trimmings. The vast majority of the turkeys we now consume are domestic birds, which is as opposite to the wild turkey as day is to night. As pointed out in the book Wild Turkey Country, by Lovett E. Williams Jr., turkeys were domesticated from wild birds by the Indians of North America, perhaps as far back as 2,000 years ago. Spaniards took some of those domesticated birds back to Europe, where they were bred extensively and even brought back to the United States. The availability of domestic turkeys and the practice of eating them at Thanksgiving became widespread, and it has largely replaced eating baked goose. While there are a number of breeds of domestic turkeys, most are white in color. A few breeds are bronze in color, which makes them look similar to wild turkeys. But, thats where any similarity to the wild turkey ends. The ve subspecies of wild turkeys are found from northern Mexico through the United States and to southern Canada. They tend to be bronze and black in color, a color adaptation that allows them to remain concealed in the wild. Domestic turkeys are bred for size and their plump white breast meat. These birds can weigh 25 to 30 pounds, and even more if held from one year to the next. Although wild turkey toms, particularly in western and midwestern states, can get to 22 to 24 pounds, mature gobblers in southern states rarely weigh more than 21 pounds. Where farmers and ranchers need to protect their domestic birds from predators, wild turkeys possess an unbelievable wariness and eyesight. Wild turkeys notice anything out of place in their environment. Experienced turkey hunters will tell you that a careless move or lack of concealment will send the birds packing and a hunter home emptyhanded. Startled wild turkeys can quickly become airborne and reach speeds of 55 miles per hour in seconds. Regardless of color, domesticated turkeys dont possess the wild genes to survive, and the birds wind up being food for any of a host of predators. Domesticated turkeys can also be immune to certain diseases, but they can introduce those diseases into wild birds. Email outdoors news to tcroft@ star .com Page 8 Thursday, November 22, 2012 O UTDOORS www.starfl.com Section Section A SPONSORED BY Freshwater Inshore Trout fishing continues to be hit-or-miss in St. Joe bay and around the Forgotten Coast. Weather and wind are the main factors in poor fishing conditions lately. Red fish arestill being caught on most area beaches and on the piers and docks in and around St. Joe Bay. Good action can be found on cut bait such as mullet or big shrimp. A few pompano and whiting are showing up, but not in string numbers yet. Crapppie are starting to show up in deeper creeks and in the main rivers and soem area lakes. Live crappie minnows work the best, however, small grubs may find the fish faster. Lake Wimico has reported on a few bass and bream catches this week, but nothing to bragg about. THE PORT ST. JOE STAR FIND US ON FACEBOOK

PAGE 9

PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA SP O RTS www.starfl.com A Section Star Staff Report After winning at Hosford, the Port St. Joe Junior High girls remained unbeaten by winning the Hoop Fest junior high tournament in The Dome last Saturday. The girls beat Hosford last Thursday 48-24. The Lady Tiger Sharks was led by Teiyahna Hutchinson with 22 points. Brooklyn Quinn added 18, Destiny Gadson four and Hallie Jasinski four. During the Hoop Fest, the Lady Tiger Sharks opened the four-team girls tournament with a 38-5 win over Wewahitchka. Quinn led the scoring with 18, Hutchinson had 12, Claudia Gref and Jasinski four each and Javia Patterson scored two. Bozeman defeated Riverspring Middle School 25-23 in overtime to face Port St. Joe in the championship game. Port St. Joe jumped to an 8-1 rst-quarter lead and made it 20-7 at the half. The second half was more of the same as Port St. Joe won 43-11. Hutchinson paced the Lady Tiger Sharks with 22 points. Quinn added 16, Aliyah Johnson three and Gref two. Port St. Joe hosts Hosford at 4 p.m. ET on Monday, Nov. 26 and the Lady Tiger Shark varsity will open their season Tuesday, Nov. 27 when they host Rutherford at 5 p.m. ET. To learn how you can support our communitys university, contact Mary Beth Lovingood at (850) 770-2108 or mblovingood@pc.fsu.edu. FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY PANAMA CITY THE CAMPAIGN FOR OUR COMMUNITYS UNIVERSITY Endowment for Tomorrows Jobs $4 ,50 0, 000 $50 0, 000 $1,50 0, 000 $2,50 0, 000 $3 ,50 0, 000 $4 ,50 0, 000 $0 $1, 000 000 $2, 000 000 $3 00 0, 000 $4 00 0, 000 $5 00 0, 000 GO AL Page 9 Thursday, November 22, 2012 Port St. Joe teams win GRFL Super Bowl Star Staff Report With a football feel outside, the Port St. Joe Dolphins and Jaguars traveled to Blountstown to defend their titles as Big Bend Football League Champions. Both teams came home victorious. The Dolphins won their second title in a row with a 28-20 win. The Jaguars won their fourth consecutive championship 28-22. In the rst game, the Jaguars got off to a fast start. After running the opening kickoff back to their 44 it took three touches to score a touchdown and the 2-point conversion. Jasmine Thomas carried all three times. First he covered 34 yards and then nished off the drive with a 28-yard dash to the end zone, followed by the 2point conversion. Blountstown came right back by scooping up a Jaguar fumble at the Port St. Joe 35 and returning the fumble to the 15. Four plays later Blountstown scored, added the 2-point conversion for an 8-8 game. The Jaguars faced thirdand-long at the mid eld on the ensuing possession. Thomas threw a long pass to Bryce Register at the Tiger 18. With 13 seconds left in the half, Thomas punched it in from the 1. The conversion failed. Blountstown ran the ensuing kickoff back to the Jag 9. But a touchdownsaving tackle by Trey Sanders on the nal play of the half kept Port St. Joe in front. Blountstown, on the rst play from scrimmage of the second half, went 60 yards for a score. The Tigers converted an extra point kick and it was 15-14, the rst time this season the Jaguars trailed. The next two touchdowns belonged to Port St. Joe. The rst was from 12 yards by Thomas, the second from 1-foot by Register. Blountstown kept trying but the Jag defense was too tough. Blountstown scored one more time when a Tiger defender ripped the ball from the hands of a Jaguar runner and ran it in to make the nal score 28-22. The Dolphins game was tight to the end. The Tigers scored rst but on the Dolphins next possession Josh Farmer went 60 yards to tie the score. Back came Blountstown with a strong drive for another six points. The Dolphins retaliated with a drive of their own. George Foxworth had a 30-yard run to the Tiger 4 and Farmer took it the rest of the way to tie the score again as the half ended. In the second half the Dolphins went up by eight when Foxworth made a TD on a 5-yard run and a Farmer 2-point conversion. Blountstown tied it again with 7:25 left. With the momentum going their way, the Tigers were driving again. They made the mistake of throwing a pass close to Foxworth. With less than two minutes left in the game he intercepted and took the ball the length of the eld for a touchdown and the Dolphin victory. The Star Jasmine Thomas scores in the rst half against Blountstown (left) and the Port St. Joe defense was stout in the second half as the Jaguars beat Blountstown 28-22 for their fourth consecutive Big Bend Football League title. Port St. Joe Junior High girls win Hoop Fest Special to The Star The Port St. Joe girls won the Hoop Fest junior high tournament at home last weekend. Star Staff Report Seven members of the Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School football team were named to Florida Athletic Coaches Association all District 2-1A teams. Dusty Richter, running back, and offensive Tyler Worley were named to the all-Senior team on offense and were joined on the defensive side by end Ricky Pennington, linebacker Dallas Burke and cornerback/safety Ramello Zaccaro. Sophomore running back Jarkeice Davis was named to the all-District first team on offense and finished third in the voting for district Player of the Year. Pennington, Burke and linebacker Natrone Lee, a junior, were named to the first team defense. Seven Tiger Sharks all-district TIM CROFT | The Star The Port St. Joe Tiger Sharks (here playing against Roulac Middle School from Chipley in the semi nals) hosted a junior high basketball tournament over the weekend, with 10 teams joining the boys and girls from Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School for Hoop Fest, a Saturday of basketball. It went really well, said Port St. Joe coach Derek Kurnitsky. We had good steady crowds and a long line for the sh fry lunch. This has really been a great event. The Port St. Joe boys lost to Roulac in the semi nals while the girls one the tournament. Port St. Joe opened its varsity season Monday night with a victory over Tallahassee FAMU. HOOP FEST ALL NET

PAGE 10

Local A10 | The Star Thursday, November 22, 2012 NJROTC Real Life Exposure, Marty Jarosz: This grant will provide for the bus travel for 50 NJROTC cadets for their trip to the Naval Air Station in Jacksonville, Fl. The Cadets will be briefed on real time Navy missions, and be exposed to Active Duty Naval personnel and have the opportunity to y aircraft simulators. Sunshine for the Library, Angel Barbee: The grant funding will provide the Sunshine State Young Readers book collection so students in Port St. Joe can participate in the Sunshine Readers Award Program. The grant will provide for 2 copies of the 15 titles that make up the Sunshine Collection. These books were selected by the Florida Department of Educations Of ce of School Libraries and the Florida Association for Media in Education. Lights, Camera, Action!, Angel Barbee: This grant will fund the purchase of three video cameras for the TV Production class. This class makes videos which are shown to the student body every Friday morning. The videos are fun and provide helpful information for the students. Newspapers for College and Career Readiness, Patricia Hendricks: This grant will provide a daily newspaper for two English IV College Prep course classes. The students will read and respond to the newspaper in multiple of ways. Same Theory, Different Method, Kim McFarland: This grant would provide for 80 COACH workbooks. This Geometry resource consolidates lengthy lessons in three to four easy to understand sections, Cliff Notes version of the traditional textbook. The Coach workbook would be used on a weekly basis to summarize and close each section covered during the lesson week. Art Tables, Principal Jeremy Knapp: The art department will receive new tables and art stools for the art classroom. Julie Hodges is developing an exciting art program, and the tables and stools will create a classroom that is conducive to learning and developing ne art. Wewahitchka High School Practice Makes Perfect, Debbie Gerber: This grant will provide online practice tests so students can practice the Microsoft Of ce 2010 course material and receive immediate feedback from Certiport, the testing center for Microsoft industry certi cation exams. Learning Accommodations, Michael Williams: The funding for this grant will provide headphones for use in the science lab at Wewahitchka Jr./Sr. High School. Students will be able to learn individually using the headphones, and will be able to cover science material. Preparing Students for Tomorrow, Principal Debbie Baxley: The funding from this grant will provide for the vocational/ industry certi cation exams and science consumable supplies for lab experiments. This funding will prepare students for the world of careers and college, and will provide numerous hands on science activities. Gulf County Adult School Eyewitness Book Library, Billy Hoover: This grant will provide an updated resource library for the Gulf County Adult School with the purchase of the Eyewitness Books Library Series, an addition of 31 hardcover books. THE ST. JOSEPH BAY GOLF CLUB & THE CAMP GORDON WWII MUSEUM WISHES TO THANK OUR WONDERFUL SPONSORS OF OUR RECENT SILENT AUCTION AND GOLF TOURNAMENT BILL & JANE MORRISSEY, IN MEMORY O F D ONALD C. T AYLOR A RMY JOHN C. GAINOUS V F W POST 10069 AMERICAN LEGION POST 116 AMERICAN LEGION SAUL-BRIDGES POST 13 TALLAHASSEE DALYS WATER SPORTS CAMP GORDON JOHNSTON ASSOCIATION PORT ST. JOE MARINA THE THIRSTY GOAT GUL F TO BAY CONST. MATHEWS LAW F IRM HANNON INS. AGCY. M C DANIEL CONSULTING TONY MINICHIELLO, IN MEMORY O F J OHN X. M INICHIELLO N AVY CAPITAL CITY BANK OLIVIER MONOD (ST GEORGE INN) SJBGC KENNY WOOD SUNSET COASTAL GRILL LINDA MINICHIELLO, IN MEMORY O F W ILLIE S. H OGUE A RMY CULBRETH F INANCIAL GROUP MARK MINICHIELLO, IN HONOR O F ARTHUR J MINICHIELLO NAVY APALACHICOLA ACE HARDWARE HOG WILD BBQ HOMETOWN BP & GRILL CITY O F CARRABELLE KERIGAN MARKETING ASSOCIATES BOYER SIGNS BAY CITY LODGE & RESTAURANT BARB & DAN VAN TREESE D UREN S P IGGLY W IGGLY BLUEWATER OUTRIGGERS CENTENNIAL BANK THE F RAME SHOP-TALLAHASSEE ANN & MARTY JARDSZ JAY J. PULLI, IN MEMORY O F JOSEPH A. PULLI, ARMY L&B ENTERPRIZES, IN MEMORY O F LOUIS M. KIRBY, USA F GEORGE & DANA BOYER CUR F EW LODGE 73 F & AM CARRABELLE MAINSTAY SUITES ALTERNATIVE ELECTRIC CO. PEPPERS RESTAURANT ST JOE ACE HARDWARE BEACH TIME VACATION RENTALS MUST SEE MAGAZINE ST. JOE AUTO PARTS CO. SISTERS RESTAURANT LYNNS JEWELRY, YARN & MORE OWL CA F MASON DIXON THE BOYER BAND (GEORGE, CLETUS & TOM) ADVANCE AUTO BAYSIDE F LORIST & GI F TS RAMSEYS PRINTING PICTURE PER F ECT F RAME SHOP MARGE PARKER DANNY WARRUCK KELLEY F OODS EDWIN WATTS GOL F DAVE CASH AND THE GULF COUNTY TOURIST DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL & FRANKLIN COUNTY TOURIST DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL AND, A BIG TH A NK YOU TO: M IKE A LLDIS L AURIE J UNE B ARB V AN T REESE M ARY K ELLY B ILL M ORRISSEY L INDA M INICHIELLO K EN T UCKER J ACK K ERIGAN FATHER P HIL FORTIN THE PSJHS NROTC, M AJOR L T C OL (R ET .) D AVID B UTLER BOBBI WINCHESTER, JANE MORRISSEY, MAUREEN ALLDIS, DICK DAVIS, CMST WANDA WARRUCK AND THE ENTIRE S T J OSEPH B AY G OL F C LUB S TA FF dbutler@coastalcoverage.com Locally owned and operated Home Business Auto Health Workers Comp Animal Hospital of Port St. Joe 24-Emergency Service For Our Current Clients Quality Internal Medicine Soft Tissue/Orthopedic Surgery Dentistry Clean and Spacious Facility Mon, Tues, Thurs & Fri 8:00 AM 5:30 PM 300 Long Ave PSJ, FL 32456 850-229-6009 Your Community Credit Union 502 Woodward Avenue, Port Saint Joe, Ph: (850) 227-1156 101 East River Road, Wewahitchka, Ph: (850) 639-5024 248 US Highway 98, Eastpoint, Ph: (850) 670-1199 Toll-free: 1-877-874-0007 Email: emeraldcoast@fairpoint.net www.emeraldcoastfcu.com 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 : GRANTS from page A2 BILLY HOOVER

PAGE 11

Sweet thumb: St. Joe Beach man grows giant potatoes COMMUNITY www.starfl.com Thursday, November 22, 2012 B Page 1 Section Star Staff Report Volunteers are needed to help cook, prepare, package and deliver 800 meals to needy individuals in Gulf County. Those interested should call Jerry Stokoe at 229-8440 or 348-9108. Anyone needing a Thanksgiving dinner should also call. Volunteers will meet at Oak Grove Assembly of God Church on Madison Street at 8 a.m. ET on Nov. 22. This will be the day for the heating, preparation, packaging and delivery of the dinners. Star Staff Report The St. Joseph Bay Golf Club will host the third annual Christmas Bazaar and Jingle Bell Golf Tournament on Dec. 7-8. The bazaar will take place from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET on Dec. 7 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET on Dec. 8. Come by and do your Christmas shopping in one place. Among the items offered will be jewelry, pottery, glass items, hand-stitched items, specialty breads, jams and jellies, handdyed clothing, notes/cards, holiday decorations and more. The Golf Club will be the drop-off site for new toys and money donations to help the Christmas Wishes program be a success. The Golf Club will offer muf ns and breakfast sandwiches in the morning and for several specials at lunch. They also will serve hot apple cider. Shop the Golf Club Pro Shop for golf shirts, T-shirts, golf hats or any golf accessories. The Jingle Bell Golf Tournament starts at noon ET on Dec. 8. The tournament format will be individual play with handicap from your normal tee with lots of extra Santa prizes. Entry fee is $45 for members and $55 for non-members. There is a $10 discount on the entry fee for any golfer bringing a new toy. Prize money will be $200 for rst place, $100 for second and $50 for third place, based on a minimum of 28 players. Money raised this year through booth rental, donation stockings at area stores and the golf tournament will go to Christmas Wishes, a program with the Gulf County Sheriff Dept. for needy children in Gulf County. St. Joseph Bay Golf Club will also be the drop-off center for new toys. For more information on booth rental ($15 for two days) or the bazaar, call Barb Van Treese at 227-9837, or for the golf tournament call 227-1751. Star Staff Report The Cape San Blas Lighthouse Gift Shop is open and operating two days a week at the historic Maddox House in Port St. Joe. The gift shop is located in the back of the house, which is located on Capt. Freds Place directly next door to the Tourist Development Council Welcome Center. You can complete your holiday shopping by picking up one of the several items on sale to support saving the Cape San Blas Lighthouse, including Christmas ornaments and a poster created by local photographer Debbie Hooper. The gift shop merchandise also includes an array of items related to the lighthouse and the history of the area. The Gift Shop is open Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. ET. By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com Wayne Creel of St. Joe Beach could scarcely believe his eyes. He had brought in a new load of dirt to his home garden in the spring and had planted some sweet potatoes in the dirt. He had also planted some in his old garden. No real extra care was applied and Creel did nothing special as the sweet potatoes grew. He had simply planted sprouts from one potato in his garden and let them be. Interested in how they were fairing, Creel began digging last week. The more I dug, the bigger the potatoes got, Creel said. By the time he had unearthed two of the potatoes, he was looking at giants, one weighing more than seven pounds, the other ve-anda-half pounds, dwar ng anything Creel could purchase at the grocery store for this Thanksgiving table. Not that his giants will likely nd their way on to any holiday dinner table. I think I am going to show them off for awhile, Creel said with a smile as he tried to balance the two in his hands for a photo. I wonder that the record is, because those are some big potatoes, Creel said. While Creels potatoes were indeed monsters, it turns out the world record sweet potato is more than 80 pounds, and the record for one grown in North America is north of 60 pounds. Either way, Creel still has several growing in his new dirt, and he is anxious to learn whether they are indeed whoppers like the two he carried around last week. Lighthouse gift shop now open at Maddox House Wayne Creel of St. Joe Beach shows off the sweet potatoes he grew in his garden. Volunteers needed for Community Thanksgiving Christmas Bazaar, golf tourney set Lighthouse letters Local structures hold great deal of history The Cape San Blas Lighthouse is seen in a photo from the 1900s. Editors note: This is another in a continuing series on local pioneers and local history. Over the next few weeks, well take a look at the beginnings, the building speci cations, for lighthouses in the area. By BEVERLY MOUNT-DOUDS Contributing Writer These next few weeks, Ill be sharing some letters about our local lighthouses. This could not have been completed without giving thanks rst to Mark Curenton and the Apalachicola Historical Society. Several years ago Mark let Marlene Womack and I go through boxes of old papers found in the cottage at the Raney House in Apalachicola. These boxes covered many areas of local history, one folder covering our lighthouses, and I was lucky enough to get the chance to copy these les. This week well cover the Cape San Blas and the Cape St. George Lighthouses. Here you will see that when they advertised for bids on rebuilding the lighthouses, this included both buildings and that they were built alike. Treasury Department, 5th Audit Of ce, April 26th 1848 Sir, I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of the letter of the Hon McCabel, with its indorse, which you referred to me this morning. In answer, I have to state, was in September last Mr. Spencer, the Collector and Superintendent of Lights at Apalachicola was directed by this of ce to advertise for proposals to erect two new Light Houses at Cape San Blas and Cape St. George, See LIGHTHOUSE B6 TIM CROFT | The Star

PAGE 12

OF THE WEEK PET St. Joseph Bay Humane Society GALE Meet Gale a DLH young cat. He is considered a special needs kitty because of an old ear injury. Gale is very smart, and friendly. He loves to play with toys and kids. He would make a wonderful pet for a family or companion for a senior. Please give this guy a second chance at a forever home. He even likes dogs but prefers to be the only kitty in the house. Gale meets the qualifications for a Pets for Patriots sponsored adoption. If you are unable to adopt at this time, perhaps you could foster or make a Donation. All pets adopted from SJBHS will be current on vaccinations and spayed/neutered. Please do not hesitate to email townsend.hsdirector@gmail.com or adoptbaystjoe@gmail.com or call the St. Joseph Bay Humane Society at 850-227-1103 and ask for Melody or Debbie! Online applications are available at http://www.sjbhumanesociety.org and will be emailed to our office or you can print and fax to 850-227-1191. SHBHS is a proud member of http://www.petsforpatriots.org WE REQU I RE ALL PO TENT IAL ADOP TER S T O C OMPL ETE A N APPLI C A T IO N F O R M IF YOU ARE MISSING A PET, PLEASE CHECK WITH US! FACEBOOK: St. Joseph Bay Humane Society The Woodland Gatherings Of Coastal Cabin FEATURING Bear and Pelican Chainsaw Carvings Primitive, Cabin and N autical Country Seasonal Dcor Black Crow Candles Cherokee Soaps Located in The Bay Breeze Antique Mall 306 Reid Avenue Downtown Port St. Joe, Florida COASTAL CABIN... Where The Water Meets The Woods SHOP LOCAL ON BLACK FRIDAY! 15 % OFF EV E RYTHING IN ST O R E from 8:00 AM 8:00 PM Nautical Gifts Christmas Ornaments Coastal Cabin Jewelry Local Artwork Handmade Items One-stop Shop For All Your Holiday Gifts! (850)229-7774 306 Reid Ave Port St Joe, Fl 32456 (850)215-5777 1107 Beck Ave St. Andrews, FL 32401 SUNDAY BRUNCH MENU F U LL B AR B EAUTI F U L S UN S ET S H APPY HOUR S 57 P M NIGHT L Y APPY HOUR 57 P M NIGHT H APPY HOUR H APPY HOUR H 57 P LIKE US ON FACEBOOK! Suits Many Colors, sizes 36 to 48 regular and long $ 69.99 Big and Tall sizes 50 to 62 regular and long $ 89.99 Silky tie and hanky sets $ 10.99 Dress Shirts starting at $15.99 many, many colors Wide selection of dress shoes and boots priced to sell Godfather hats $ 25.99 S Z one Fine, Fine Mens Clothing our Style our Store Y 227 N Tyndall Pkwy Callaway, FL 32409 850-215-5949 S Z our Store Y our Store Y our Store MEDICARE PLANS EX CELLEN T COV ERA G E A N YO NE C AN AFFO RD TOP QUALITY COMPANY TUCKER LIFE-HEALTH INSURANCE, INC. RATED A+ BY BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU Ross E. T ucker, Agent since 1981 Chartered Life Underwriter Registered Health Underwriter 850-926-2200 or 800-226-7005 www.tuckerlifehealth.com Society B2 | The Star Thursday, November 22, 2012 Happy 5th Birthday To our Beautiful daughter Aaliyah Thomas! Mommy & Daddy loves you very much! HAPPY BIRTHDAY Star Staff Report It is that time of year again for the Mexico Beach Golf Cart Christmas parade! The parade will be held on Sunday evening Dec. 2. The parade line up will be at 6 p.m. (CST) at the Police Department parking lot. Admission forms can be picked up at the City Hall, the CDC Of ce or from Traci Gaddis. Once again Gulf Coast Alarm will be providing a Commemorative Christmas medal to the rst 15 carts signed up. So grab that garland, plastic reindeer and lights and join the 4th annual Christmas Golf Cart Parade! For more information contact: Traci Gaddis 227-6770 ggaddis@gtcom.net. Happy Birthday to Marlo Thomas! Marlo you are the Best Father. Im proud to say you are my husband. I love you! Love, Amanda and Girls HAPPY BIRTHDAY Happy 9th Birthday Taylor Bug! We love you very much!! Love, Daddy, Kari, Rylan, Bailey, Bubba, Marissa, Zinny & Nena OH! and Fortune HAPPY BIRTHDAY McPhersons to mark 60th wedding anniversary A special reception will be held Sunday afternoon in honor of Leonard and Arlene McPherson, of Carrabelle, on the occasion of their 60th wedding anniversary. The McPhersons were married on Nov. 27, 1952 in Fort Dodge, Iowa. The McPhersons have ve children, Connie McPherson, of Tallahassee; Chris McPherson, of Carrabelle; Shawn McPherson, of Panama City; and Mishelle McPherson, of Mexico Beach. A son, Craig McPherson, passed away in 2008. The reception at the Carrabelle Boat Club will be held this Sunday, Nov. 25, from 2 to 6 p.m. All family and friends are invited. Please RSVP for more information by calling (850) 363-2694. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY Time to decorate your golf carts

PAGE 13

Special to The Star Faith Christian School students and staff recently had a packing party to bene t Operation Christmas Child. Earlier in the month, classes were assigned needed items such as crayons, notepads, soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste and of course, toys. The supplies were organized and on packing party day, each student packed a shoebox with items they chose for a boy or girl their own age. This years packing party was a blessing to all who participated and will bring joy to children around the world. Thank you to all who donated supplies and money for shipping. The shoeboxes will be loaded by the students and delivered to a local dropoff site. The mission of Operation Christmas Child is to demonstrate Gods love in a tangible way to needy children around the world, and together with the local church worldwide, to share the Good News of Jesus Christ. VARIANCE NOTICE The City of Port St. Joe Planning and Development Review Board will hold a Meeting to discuss a Request for a Variance on December 11, 2012, 4:00 P.M. EST, at City Hall at 305 Cecil Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL for Juanice Grin located at 2007 Palm Blvd., Parcel # 05593-003R. The reason for the request is Per Section 3.03(9) of the Land Development Regulations. The Proposed plans can be reviewed at the Building Department located at 1002 10 th 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, per sons 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 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 TANNING, WAXING, EAR PI E RCING, F E A T H E RS, FASHION EX TE NSIONS & U P DOS. Walk-ins Welcome With Mani/Pedi Combo 10% O FF Polish EXPIRES: 11/14/12 TANNING, WAXING, EAR PI E RCING, F E A T A T A H E RS, FASHION EX TE NSIONS & U P DOS. Your Full Service Wedding and Event Florist Over 35 Years Experience. 208 Reid Avenue, Downtown Port St. Joe 850.229.1111 www.BaysideFloristPSJ.com Gifts Ornaments Jewelry School News / Local The Star| B3 Thursday, November 22, 2012 The Lions Tale Front row: TaNiyah Bryan, Jasmine AldanaSandoval, Hallie Mize. Middle row: Ian Finch, Kayleigh Clayton, Parker Cornwell. Back row: Kerrion Travis, Trey Bowles, Jade Cothran, Haley Hardy SPECIAL TO THE STAR Special to The Star The spirit of the holidays will come alive in the main hallway of Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf as the hospitals Volunteer Guild hosts its third annual Christmas Spectacular Sunday through Friday, Dec. 2-7. Guests of the spectacular will discover unique holiday decorations, tree ornaments, manger scenes, angels, gift items, holiday games, festive toys, and table dcor. The event hours will be Sunday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. ET, Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-2 p.m. and Friday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. We even hope to have a visit from Santa on Friday. said Paulina Pendarvis, Volunteer Coordinator. Santa is scheduled to arrive at 5 p.m. on Friday for milk and cookies. Ms. Pendarvis shared, Santa did mention that hed love for parents to bring their cameras to take pictures of him with their children. The Sacred Heart Gift Shop is a non-pro t fundraising program operated by the Sacred Heart Hospital Volunteer Guild. Proceeds generated from the Gift Shop and this sale will support services at Sacred Heart. For more information about the Gift Shop or the holiday sale, please call the volunteer desk at (850) 229-5788. Display booths are not available for the public. About the Volunteer Guild At the core of Sacred Hearts long tradition of caring for the sick, the poor and the vulnerable, stands a group of volunteers whose willing hearts and helping hands have served generations of families during their time of need. Over 90 volunteers freely give of their time, talents and energy at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf. Collectively the volunteers have given 18,000 hours of service since the hospital has been opened. Through membership dues, fundraising activities and gift shop sales, the Volunteer Guild will provide donations for the hospital and our community. For more information about Sacred Heart Volunteer Guild, contact Paula Pickett, Guild Membership Chair, at (850) 227-7535 or visit www.sacredheartonthegulf. org. Sacred Heart Hospital Guild to host holiday sale Dec. 2-7 Special to The Star Basketball Port St Joe Jr./Sr. High has a full season of excitement at all levels of competition. Boys teams include Varsity, Junior Varsity and Junior High with Girls teams at the Varsity and the Junior High levels. Boys Varsity has already competed at the Godby Tip-Off Classic and both Junior High Squads competed last Saturday at our own Hoops Fest. Varsity boys opened at home on Nov. 19 with girls kicking off their season against Rutherford at home on Nov. 27. Junior High girls are off to a fast start with victories over Blountstown and Hosford Middle Schools last week. Our boys junior high team kicks off its season away versus Wewahitchka on Nov. 26 at 5 p.m. All team schedules are posted on the schools website http://psjhs-gcs.schoolloop. com. Soccer Both varsity teams will be home on Nov. 27 against Franklin County and again on the 30th against Freeport. Come out and support our girls and boys teams as they vie for their respective district titles and more. All team schedules are posted on the schools Website http://psjhs-gcs.schoolloop.com/ NJROTC The cadets of Port St Joe NJROTC wish to thank John C. Gainous VFW Post 10069 and the posts Ladies Auxiliary for their outstanding support. Without the help of these outstanding organizations, the NJROTC would not be able to participate in planned trips to Orlando, Titusville and New Port Richey during the school year to compete with other units. You never look as good as when you are helping someone else, and VFW Post 10069 looks the best. Special thanks go out to Commander Rick Armstrong, Bill Loftus, Kenny Wood and Linda Deller for your exceptional support. NHS The National Honor Society will be holding a Blood Drive at the school from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. ET on Dec. 4. Please join our students in this life saving endeavor. School event bene ts Operation Christmas Child PHOTOS SPECIAL TO THE STAR DAZZLING DOLPHINS

PAGE 14

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 Wednesday: Children: 6:15 p.m. ET Youth: 6:15 p.m. ET Choir: 7:00 p.m. ET Bro. Jim Fillingim Interim Pastor 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 SUNDAY : WOR S HIP AT SUN S ET P ARK 8 AM (CS T ) 10:30 AM (CS T ) ON THE 2ND SUNDAY OF THE MONTH SUNDAY: BI B LE CLA SS 9:30 AM (CS T ) M ONDAY : L IFE T REE CAF 7 PM (CS T ) TUE S DAY : MEN S BI B LE STUDY 6:30 PM (CS T ) W EDNE S DAY : WOMEN S BI B LE STUDY 5 PM (CS T ) 1602 Hwy 98, Mexico Beach, FL (850) 648.1151 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 COMFORTER FUNERAL HOME W. P. Rocky Comforter L.F.D. (850) 227-1818 Mrs. Elizabeth C. Harrell of Oklahoma City, OK, formerly of Port St. Joe, Fla., went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, in Oklahoma. She was 81. A wake service will be held Friday, November 23, 2012 from 6-7 p.m. ET, at Mt. Carmel Missionary Baptist Church, 300 Avenue D, Port St. Joe, Fla. No other viewing is planned. Funeral services will be Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 1 p.m. (EST), at Mt. Carmel Missionary Baptist Church, Port St. Joe, Fla. with the Reverend Luther Baker, of ciating. Mrs. Harrell will be laid to rest in the Forest Hill Cemetery in Port St. Joe, Fla. under the directions of Christian Memorial Chapel of Graceville, FL. Christian Memorial Chapel M. Sue & Rodney D. Pittman Memorial Chapel 5441 Cooper Street Post Of ce Box 504 Graceville, Florida 32440 (850) 263-6834 (850) 263-1985 Fax Elizabeth C. Harrell If someone were to ask you how Jesus would act, What would your answer be? Would you tell them to watch a deacon or a preacher, Or would you say just watch me? If youre saved, folks should know by the way you live. By the way you talk, and by the way you give. If you dont show it in your life each day, Those watching you will never nd the way. If the words you speak dont go with your walk, Folks wont listen long to a hypocrite talk. But, if you show Jesus in your walk each day, Someone watching you, just might nd the way. Whether you know or not, you lead someone each day, Be careful where you lead, dont lead them a-stray. Billy Johnson By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com The vision came to James Wiley one early morning. Wiley could see an assembly of folks at Centennial Park in Port St. Joe, surrounding the monument that commemorates the signing of Floridas Constitution in December 1838. There were microphones and speakers and songs of patriotism and faith. It just would not go away, Wiley said of what he could only describe as his brain manifesting what was in his heart and soul. I felt like I was being directed. I thought about those men gathering to sign the Florida Constitution and I wondered what we would do to honor God around that same time. That gave birth to the Day of Declaration, which will be held at Constitution Park beginning at 11 a.m. ET on Saturday, Dec. 1. The date does not exactly coincide with the signing of Floridas Constitution, which occurred Dec. 3, but the weekend allowed greater exibility in scheduling. Speci cally for Congressman Steve Southerland who will be among the speakers, along with State Rep. Marti Coley. There remains hope that Gov. Rick Scott will also be able to attend. The Port St. Joe High School NJROTC program will present the colors and a community choir comprised of choir members in churches around the community will be singing patriotic and spiritual songs. This is not an Oak Grove thing, Wiley said of Oak Grove Community Church, of which he is pastor. This is something that believers across the board will be coming together. In addition, Wiley emphasizes that this is not a revival, not an event at which religion will be pushed. It is, Wiley said, a day to refortify a central theme of the Founding Fathers, not just of the state of Florida but of the United States of America. This has nothing to do with politics, Wiley said. People of faith are still here. We need to come together and show people that there are people of faith here. In the formulations of his ideas on the event, Wiley focused on two written passages. One came from the Florida Constitution, the rst paragraph of which states that the delegates, Being grateful to Almighty God for the inalienable rights and liberties, a passage nearly identical to the U.S. Constitution. The other written passage comes from the Bible and Psalms 33:12: Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord. The two, Wiley said, combine to demonstrate the link between faith and the rights and liberties enjoyed by citizens of the United States. That is why the Day of Declaration is also about patriotism while celebrating faith. I dont think you can truly be patriotic without faith, Wiley said. And if you are of faith, you have to be patriotic. If we remove faith from our society, we dont have a country. Wiley said his idea for a day to celebrate faith and country sprang from an event he observed in Orlando last year, a day in which people of faith gathered to help the homeless of the city. He took the concept, once he had it formulated, to Mayor Mel Magidson who will also speak during the event and to the local Ministerial Association. Everywhere I went, people said, Yeah, I identify with that, Wiley said. What I hope is there will be such an overwhelming response. People have assumed faith was diminishing. But coming together, it sends a message. It is a celebration. We want it to be celebratory. It is a celebration of who we really are. Those wishing to donate to the event may contact Father Tommy Dwyer with the Ministerial Alliance. Dwyer can be contacted at St. James Episcopal Church at 227-1845. Special to The Star The impact of prayer will be explored at Lifetree Caf at 7 p.m. CT on Monday, Nov. 26. Sixty-three percent of Americans say they pray daily, says Lifetree Representative Craig Cable. But does prayer make any difference? Does praying somehow sway God? The Lifetree event, titled The Mystery of Prayer, offers participants the chance to share their own stories about prayer and gain practical suggestions for connecting with God. Admission to the 60minute event is free. Snacks and beverages are available. Lifetree Caf is located at 1602 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. FAITH Thursday, November 22, 2012 Page B4 This business invites you to visit the church of your choice this week. www.starfl.com Day of Declaration to be Dec. 1 Obituary The mystery of prayer explored at Lifetree Who are you leading, where? I dont think you can truly be patriotic without faith. And if you are of faith, you have to be patriotic. If we remove faith from our society, we dont have a country. James Wiley founder of Day of Declaration

PAGE 15

Local The Star| B5 Thursday, November 22, 2012 (2012.108) REBECCA L. NORRIS, CLERK Star Staff Report There will be a Beekeepers Field Day and Trade Show Satur day, Dec. 1 at the Washington Coun ty Extension Ofce in Chipley. Registration begins at 9 a.m. CT. Class rotations begin at 10 a.m. and continue until 12 noon. There will be a Smoker Lighting Contest, lunch and judging before a general session at 1:15 p.m. CT on Pollen and Nectar Producing Plants pre sented by Lawrence Cutts and El more Herman. Topics in the class rotations include Hive Assembly by Doug Corbin and Elmore Herman; Open Hive Demonstration by Jeff Pippin, Jamie Ellis and David Westervelt; and Winter Hive Management by Lawrence Cutts. Beekeeper Advanced Training classes will be offered by interac tive videoconference to selected counties on the evenings of Feb. 18, Feb. 25, March 4 and March 11. More details to follow. The cost of the Field Day and Trade Show is $15 per person, $10 for additional family members. For more information call the Gulf County Extension Ofce at 639-3200 or the Franklin County Extension Ofce at 653-9337. Special to The Star Every year, holiday trav elers take to the skies and ride the rails, but most hit the highways. This year, AAA projects 43.6 million people will travel at least 50 miles from their home ap proximately 90 percent of whom are expected to drive over the Thanksgiving holi day. Your BBB has some tips to help you stay safe on the road this holiday season. Create a car safety kit: Holiday driving may include the threat of dangerous winter weather. Snow and ice can lead to accidents, especially for Florida resi dents who may not be used to driving in such conditions. Prepare for bad weather by creating a safety kit that in cludes blankets, ashlights with extra batteries, a ra dio, a rst aid kit, jumper cables, non-perishable foods like granola bars and nuts, bottled water, an ice scraper and warm gloves. Take the car in for a checkup: Breaking down can denitely put a damper on the holiday spirit! Take your car in for a checkup before making the trip. At the very least, check the cars uid levels, wipers and tires. If you plan on driving through serious winter weather, consider getting snow tires. Start early and slow down: You will be one of millions traveling for the holidays. Give yourself extra time to make the trip. Dont speed: speeding leads to ac cidents and trafc tickets, both of which delay your trip even more. Anticipate delays and schedule appropriately. Take your BBB with you: When youre away from home and in the midst of an emergency, its hard to know which businesses such as tow trucks and locksmiths are trustwor thy. BBBs free iPhone app and mobile website can help you nd businesses you can trust when you cant get to a computer. Drop the distractions: Make sure youre not driv ing when turning to BBB! According to the National Safety Council, nearly 25 percent of accidents hap pen when people are dis tracted by talking on their cell phones or sending text messages. When youre be hind the wheel, dont send or read text messages or surf the web. If you think youll be tempted to talk on the phone, turn it off, put it on silent or hand over control of the phone to another passenger. And nominate someone else to fumble with the GPS. Beekeepers Field Day and Trade Show set Better Business Bureau gives tips for safe holiday travels

PAGE 16

Local B6 | The Star Thursday, November 22, 2012 in place of two which had been built at St. Georges Island, and St. Joseph Island, agreeably to plans and descriptions sent to him from this of ce. The contactor was to use such of the materials in the old houses as would answer including the lanterns and lighting apparatus. Mr. Spencer was directed in order to save time, to accept the lowest bid and enter into a contract with the party provided it was written to the appropriation and forward a list of all the bids to this of ce. On the 5th of November he sent me a list of the bids, informing me that he entered into a contract with Edward Bowden for $13,400 dollars, whose bid was the lowest and had required bond and security for the faithful performance once the contract, in the sum of $10,000 dollars. This last measure, however, was unnecessary, as no payment was to be made until the building were nished, and this afforded suf cient security that they would be faithfully built. The buildings were to have been done by the 1st of March last, but I have not yet heard whether they were nished or not. The following is a list of the bids received from by: Thorn & Oakley $14,400 Henry F. Simmons $13,995 Wm G. M. Davis $13,500 A.T. Bennett $13,500 Edward Bowden $13,400 The appropriation for the two Light Houses was 16,000 dollars. I have the honor to be, Sir, very respectfully, Your Obit, Servant. Stephen Pleasonton The Hon. Robert J. Walker, Secretary of the Treasury Treasury Department 5th Audit Of ce November 8th 1848 Sir, In an account just received from you I nd charged the sum of $276 dollars, for services of A.T. Bennett as Inspector (or Overseer) of the building of the new Light Houses from the 1st July to 30th September last, which as a charge against the agreement is clearly inadmissible. In my letter to you the 22nd June last, after stating that the contractor ought to have had both the Lights done two months preciosity (your advertisement only till 31st March) I expected to inform him that if he did not proceed with almost dispatch to nish the Cape St. George Lighthouse. I would with his payment as long as he had exceeded them; and in your ___ letter you informed me that his contract allowed him to the 1st of June, I must now add, that this last date is the latest to which I can consent to subject the Government to the expense of an overseer of the work, and that all further claims for such service must be refused to the contractor himself, the accounts and vouchers is herewith continued. I have the honor to be, very respectfully, Your Obit, Servant S. Pleasonton Samuel W. Spencer, Esq. Superintendent of Lights Custom House Apalachicola, Fla. November 20th 1848 Sir, Your letter of the 8th November returning the vouchers of A.T. Bennett for $276 as overseer of Light House now building in this District, as a charge which is deemed inadmissible against the Government is received. I am at the lost to understand why the accounts is rejected, as I had from you a promissory order to employ a suitable person for such service, and have made the order revoked by any ___ communication. In your letter dated November 19th 1847 fore say, You will appoint a suitable merchant or overseer of the work (the building the Light House) and will include him to attend to it day by day to progress and most upon the being well done, you will allow him $3 dollars per day whilst the work is necessary progressing. In your letter of 22nd June last to which you refer, you say You will inform the contractor that if he does not use the upmost departed, you will withhold his pay so long as he has acceded the time in which he should have nished the work. In that letter before me, there is no mention made of the overseer, and there was no other instructions in regards to him except those of the 19 November 1847, which authorized me to employ one to attend on the building day by day during the necessary progress. P.S. You will be pleased to advice me at what period you now calculate upon having the Cape St. George Light House lit up? Treasury Department 5th Audit Of ce November 29th 1848 Sir, I received this morning your letter of the 20 inst. When it is considered that the contractor for building the Cape St. George Light House, was to have nished in it agreeably to his contract on the 1st March, and he was allowed by you until the 1st of June for certain consideration to complete it, and when I could have had all this work by the 1st March by Eastern Workmen, that you should send in account for an overseer of the work, at $3 dollars a day, from the 1st of July to the 30th of September amounting to $276 dollars, when it appears they could not have been anything for him to do, for it would have nished the building before the 1st of June. I am ____ observed that this whole business has been such as to afford me great cause to complain; rst in your prolonging the time to the 1st June, and afterwards apologizing for the delay on the part of the Contractor to nish the work, when you ought to have given him notice to quit, as leaving for failed to contract. But I have the greatest reason to complain of your sending me an account for the pay. Nothing was the same in that letter of my referring the charge for such services to the contractor, as you have spoken of in your last letter. The work has been progressing (although slowly) since services, and believing that I should act in accordance with my rst and only instructions. I have employed Mr. Bennett constantly up to this day. He has ___ the service and been paid by me. I could not do otherwise without neglecting the interest of the Government. The work has been delay but not through my neglect of inattention. I was unable to complete the contractor proceed faster, the reason for which I have stated in my letter to you forwarded on the 6th of time, nor could I with the instructions before me allow him to proceed at all without some competed overseer. I have done the best circumstances allow, and feel greatly disappointed that any delay should have occurred. I hope therefore you will reconsider the matter, and pay the account. The completion of the work is now progressing more rapidly, and will be nished and the House ready for Lighting by the 15th of December, as stated in my letter to you of the 6th of time. Respectfully, Your Obit Servant, (signed) Samuel W. Spencer Stephen Pleasonton, Esq. 5th Audit Of ce Washington *Note: Eastern Workman (US Federal Case Law) Treasury Department 5th Audit Of ce August 9th 1849 Sir, In the year 1847 Congress made appropriations for building a Light House at Cape San Blass and Cape St. George in Florida, and the Collector at Apalachicola, Samuel W. Spencer, Esq.; was directed to advertise for proposals and accepts the lowest bids for erecting both building. Edward Bowden was represented to be the lowest bidder for both buildings and contract was entered into him by W. Spencer, for $13,400 dollars for both buildings to be completed by the 1st of March 1848. The one at Cape St. George however, was not, completed on the 1st of March, and W. Spencer prolonged the time to the 1st of June 1848. He was directed to employ a suitable overseer of the work day by day as it project, and to allow him $3 dollars per day whilst employed. This authority of course extended only to the time they contract had to run, which in the case of Cape St. George building located on the 1st June. On the 1st October 1848, W. Spencer sent me a account from the overseer of $276 dollars as his compensation from 1st June to30th September, at $3 dollars per ann____. This account was returned and W. Spencer as inadmissible, in a letter, a copy of which is unclear. Dated, November 8th 1848. In reply to the letter, under date of the 20th November following, he expresses astonishment that I showed reject to this claim; as he had from me a presenters order to employ a suitable person for such service, and had never had the order revoked, when the authority was clearly limited to the duration if the contract and there was no occasion to revoked it. The truth is, as appears by W. Spencers letter, that the contractor had lost his boats, and was unable to go on with the work until late in the Fall, and did not nish the Cape St. George Lighthouse, being the last, until 23rd December, and as stated by Mr. Simmons, the attorney of Bowden, the overseer was not present at the building one week, during the whole time from June to December; and yet Spencer, as Mr. Simmons states, he deducted from the contract price not only the $276 dollars rejected by me, but a further sum for the wages of the overseer to the time of the completion of the building. The sum so deducted he claims to be restored to him by the United States, to which I am altogether approve for in the rst place, it would be a virtual payment of the claim, of the overseer, which has no foundation and in the next place it does not appear by W. Spencer accounts that he has deducted anything from the contracts, for he has forwarded his receipts for the entire contracted price, $13,400 dollars. I respectfully submit the case however, to you consideration, and demand, upon the request of Mr. Westcott and Mr. Simmons the attorney of the contracts now herein. I have the honor to be yours respectfully your obit servant, S. Pleasonton The Hon. William M. Meredith Secretary of the Treasury Custom House, Boston Collectors Of ce Dec. 5th 1851 Sir, The proposals for rebuilding the Light Houses in Florida were opened this day, in conformity with your instructions of the 15th ____; of here with I send for a list of the several bids, Viv: Dog Island Cape St. G eorge Thos. B. Grose $7,445 $8,445 Jas R. Dockray $6.995 $7,995 Hersey Howell $8,142 $10,814 W.A. James & Thos. Boyd $9,585 $12,570 Caleb King $6,493 $7,445 Charles Emerson & Edwin Adams $5,248 $6,398 Charles W. Geymoun $8,442 $11,500 You will observe that the offers made by Emerson & Adams, are the lowest, but their aggregate bid is 11,48 dollars higher than the sum limited in January letter, I have therefore declined to enter into contract and wait for further instructions in the premises. I am your very respectfully your obit servant, Philip Greely Jr. (clerk) Samuel Pleasonton, Esq. 5th District, Washington D.C. Should I conclude to accept the bid of Emerson & Adams, I take pleasure in saying that they are responsible persons. Treasury Department Fifth Audit Of ce December 11, 1851 Sir, To your information, I have the honor to enclose a copy of an advertisement, which the Superintendent of Lights at Boston, was instructed to publish, inviting proposals for rebuilding the Light Houses at Dog Island and Cape St. George, Florida, which were undermined by the sea and destroyed, August last, during a tornado, together with a copy of this letter containing a list of all bids he had received for erecting the work, these buildings are to be completed ___ will perceive, by the 1st of May next and will be paid for out of the annual appropriation for maintaining the Light House establishment. For rebuilding Cape San Blas Light, which was not considered as important as the other two, I have inserted a suf cient sum in my estimate for the service of the next scal year. With the materials of the old Light House at the above named places, as they were not t to form a part of the new towers, I have directed the Superintendent at Apalachicola, to erect a new dwelling for the keeper at Cape St. George, in place of one destroyed, and repair the one at Dog Island, which was only partially destroyed. The buildings now to be erected are to be put upon piles, the ____ which was to be believed to exist when the former buildings were erected. It was than suffused the water from the sea, could never reach their foundations, in which case it was well known there can be no better foundation than sand. Being undeceived in this respect, I have now provided that these Houses shall be built in such manner, as to preclude all apprehension for their safety in the future. I have the honor to be Your very respectfully, your obit servant, Stephen Pleasonton The Hon. Thomas Coswin, Secretary of the Treasury *Notes: Samuel W. Spencer: Florida Militia Colonel Samuel W. Spencer, a Maryland-born forty-fouryear-old physician from Franklin County, who had resided in Florida for a decade. Stephen Pleasonton: Remembered mostly for his work in establishing the Lighthouse Establishment. He was appointed to oversee operations of the United States Light House Establishment. THE PANAMA CITY PICTORIAL BOOK IS HERE! $ 39 .95 + TAX BUY NOW! THE NEWS HERALD M AKES THE PER F ECT G I F T F OR F AMILY AN D F RIEN D S ______Copies at $39.95 plus $3.00 tax per book and pick up my order at The News Herald oce. Name ___________________________________________________________________________________________ Address __________________________________________________________________________________________ City ______________________________________________________ State _______________ Zip ________________ Phone (_____) ______________________ E-mail _________________________________________________________ Signature ________________________________________________________________________________ Charge Card Number_____________________________________ Security Code______________Exp. Date_____________________ Payable to: The News Herald VISA THE NEWS HERALD THE NEWS HERALD GET YOUR COPY TODAY $ 39 .95 AKES THE PER F ECT $ .95 JUST IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS! PANAMACITY.PICTORIALBOOK.COM MAIL IN FORM OR ORDER ONLINE AT: I wish to order: ____ Copies at $39.95 plus $2.60 tax per book and pick up my order ( mail in form only ) at The News Herald oce. Total $42.55/book ____ Copies at $39.95 plus $5.95 shipping and handling and $2.60 tax per book and have my order shipped to the address below. Total $48.50/book TOTAL AMOUNT ENCLOSED:__________ Name ________________________________________________ Address _______________________________________________ City _________________________ State ______ ZIP ____________ Phone ( )_____________ E-mail __________________________ ____________________________________________________ Signature ____________________________________________________ Charge Card Number Security Code Exp. Date PAYM E NT M E T H O D C HE CK / MON E YOR DE R Payable to: The News Herald V I S A AM EX MA S T E RCAR D D I S CO VE R LIGHTHOUSE from page B1

PAGE 17

Local The Star| B7 Thursday, November 22, 2012 89328S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 01-2012CA-000164 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Plaintiff, v. STEVEN WHITE; BRANDY A. WHITE; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; ALL OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAME UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS Defendant(s) NOTICE OF ACTION STEVEN WHITE Last Known Address: 303 Linda Avenue Panama City, Florida 32401 Current Address: Unknown Previous Address: 230 W Creekview Drive Wewahitchka, Florida 32465 Previous Address: 4424 Collegiate Lane Panama City, Florida 32405 Previous Address: 5505 Sun Harbor Road, Apartment 159 Panama City, Florida 32401 BRANDY A. WHITE Last Known Address: 303 Linda Avenue Panama City, Florida 32401 Current Address: Unknown Previous Address: 230 W Creekview Drive Wewahitchka, Florida 32465 Previous Address: 4424 Collegiate Lane Panama City, Florida 32405 Previous Address: 5505 sun Harbor Road, Apartment 159 Panama City, Florida 32401 ALL OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAME UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS whose residence is unknown if he/she/they be living; and if he/she/they be dead, the unknown defendants who maybe spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees, and all parties claiming an interest by, through, under or against the Defendants, who are not known to be dead or alive, and all parties having or claiming to have any right, title or interest in the property described in the mortgage being foreclosed herein YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in Gulf County, Florida: LOT 1, BLOCK D, STONE MILL CREEK ESTATES, AN UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SECTION 3, TOWNSHIP 4 SOUTH, RANGE 10 WEST, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA AND THENCE RUN S 89 55 18 E ALONG THE SOUTH BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID SECTION 3 FOR 1293.98 FEET; THENCE S 00 25 04 W FOR 342.98 FEET; THENCE N 89 24 46 E FOR 395.83 FEET; THENCE N 89 57 41 E FOR 33.00 FEET TO THE CENTERLINE OF A 66.00 FOOT WIDE ROADWAY FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE N 89 57 41 E FOR 33.00 FEET; THENCE N 89 2446 E FOR 140.00 FEET; THENCE N 04 0538 E FOR 327.24 FEET TO THE CENTERLINE OF A 66.00 FOOT WIDE ROADWAY; THENCE N 87 55 41 W ALONG SAID CENTERLINE FOR 199.92 FEET; THENCE S 00 35 14 E ALONG SAID CENTERLINE FOR 335.12 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. SUBJECT TO A 33.00 FOOT WIDE ROADWAY EASEMENT ALONG THE NORTHERLY AND WESTERLY BOUNDARIES. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 2007 MANUFACTURED HOME SERIAL NUMBER WHC016484GAA AND WHC016484GAB This property is located at the Street address of. 230 W Creekview Drive, Wewahitchka, Florida 32465 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses on or before December 8th, 2012, a date which is within 30 days after the first publication, if any, on Elizabeth R.Wellborn, P.A., Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is 350 Jim Moran Blvd., Suite 100, Deerfield Beach, Florida 33442, and file the original with this Court either before service on Plaintiff s attorney, or immediately thereafter; otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint or petition. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the court on November 1st, 2012. REBECCA L. (BECKY) NORRIS CLERK OF THE COURT Attorney for Plaintiff: Michael T. Gelety, Esq. Elizabeth R. Wellborn, P.A. 350 Jim Moran Blvd, Suite 100 Deerfield Beach, FL 33442 Phone: (954) 354-3544 Fax: (954) 354-3545 Primary Email: Mgelety@erwlaw.com Secondary Email: Erwparalegal.boa2@erwla w.com IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, Persons with a disability needing special accommodation in order to access court facilities or participate in a court proceeding at any courthouse 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: 1-800955-8771; Email: ADARequest @judl4.flcourts.org. November 15, 22, 2012 89348S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION: CASE NO.: 08-00476 U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE, Plaintiff, ERNEST REESE ANTLEY; SATA M. ANTLEY, UNKNOWN TENANT (S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Resetting Foreclosure Sale dated the 1st day of November, 2012, and entered in case No. 08-00476, of the Circuit Court of the 14TH Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida, wherein U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE, it the Plaintiff and ERNEST REESE ANTLEY; SATA M. ANTLEY, UNKNOWN TENANT (S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, are defendants. The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the, FRONT LOBBY OF THE GULF COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 1000 5TH STREET, PORT ST. JOE, FL 32456, 11:00 AM on the 29th day of November, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOTS 8, 10, AND 12, BLOCK 56, CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL MAP THEREOF ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. including the buildings, appurtenances, and fixtures located thereon. ANY PERSON CLAIMCLASSIFIEDS Thursday, November 22, 2012 The Star | B7 Trades & Services GET YOUR AD IN 227-7847 T ODAY! C A LL 229-1324 PROFESSIONAL F LOOR CARE, I N C R esidential and Commercial Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning S erving the entire Gulf Coast area Ceramic Tile and Grout Cleaning R Vs Cars Trucks Vans 24 Hour E mergency Water E xtraction Rays Quality Service NO JOB TOO SMALL! J.J.s Tree Service, LLC Stump Grinder Licensed & Insured Call John : (850) 899-8432 JOES LAWN CARE IF I TS I N YOUR YARD LET JOE TAKE CARE OF I T FULL L AWN SERVICE S TREE TRIMMING AND REMOVAL AL S O CLEAN GUTTER S AND IRRIGATION IN S TILLATION, PLANTING AND BEDDING AVAILABLE CALL JOE@ 850-323-0741 OR EMAIL J OE S_ LA WN @Y A H OO COM Dri Brite Brite Brite Brite Brite 850-229-9663 15 Years of Service! Steam Cleaning & Remediation 24 Hour Water Extraction By TOM McLAUGHLIN The Daily News Millions of dollars from BP have been set aside to restore bird and sea turtle nesting habitats along the coast in Northwest Florida. The state Department of Environmental Protection and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission announced Thursday that more than $6.3 million will be used to help restore 170 miles of coastline disrupted by oil and response impacts in 2010-11. These restoration projects are important for our environment, our businesses and the communities that rely on these incredible natural habitats, Gov. Rick Scott said in a news release. Beach-nesting bird habitats affected by the cleanup work after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill will be targeted in one project approved for funding by Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees, the news release said. Nesting areas from the Gulf Islands National Seashore Mississippi District east to Gulf and Franklin counties in Florida will be restored. In Florida, Gulf, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, Walton, Escambia, Bay, and Franklin counties will bene t from the money. Okaloosa County Commissioner Dave Parisot was under the impression there would be no more NRDA project announcements before next spring. He said earlier is better for Northwest Florida. Restoration projects done early will provide a greater bene t to the environment and economy than work done later, he said. A second project approved plans to reduce arti cial lighting impacts on nesting habitat for sea turtles, speci cally loggerhead turtles, the release said. Baby sea turtles use moonlight to orient themselves as they make their way from their nests on the beach to the Gulf. Lighting from hotels, restaurants or parking lots have been known to confuse the hatchlings and cause fatal stranding incidents. Project Restoring the Night Sky would, if successfully implemented, reduce the amount of arti cial light shining on beaches where turtles nest. Sandy beach public properties from Baldwin County, Ala., to Gulf and Franklin counties in Florida will be targeted, the news release said. That includes Okaloosa, Santa Rosa and Walton counties. A public hearing on both projects was held recently in Pensacola. The restoration work will begin sometime after the hearing. The projects are timed to enhance the bird and turtle nesting ground as the spring 2013 nesting season begins, the news release said. Funds being used come from a $1 billion pot BP set aside in April 2011 for early restoration efforts. It is the second round of projects to be funded. The rst round saw $4.9 million go to Escambia County for boat ramp construction and dune restoration. Funds available for bird, sea turtle nesting habitats These restoration projects are important for our environment, our businesses and the communities that rely on these incredible natural habitats. Gov. Rick Scott 89328S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 01-2012CA-000164 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Plaintiff, v. STEVEN WHITE; BRANDY A. WHITE; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; ALL OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAME UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS Defendant(s) NOTICE OF ACTION STEVEN WHITE Last Known Address: 303 Linda Avenue Panama City, Florida 32401 Current Address: Unknown Previous Address: 230 W Creekview Drive Wewahitchka, Florida 32465 Previous Address: 4424 Collegiate Lane Panama City, Florida 32405 Previous Address: 5505 Sun Harbor Road, Apartment 159 Panama City, Florida 32401 BRANDY A. WHITE Last Known Address: 303 Linda Avenue Panama City, Florida 32401 Current Address: Unknown Previous Address: 230 W Creekview Drive Wewahitchka, Florida 32465 Previous Address: 4424 Collegiate Lane Panama City, Florida 32405 Previous Address: 5505 sun Harbor Road, Apartment 159 Panama City, Florida 32401 ALL OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAME UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS whose residence is unknown if he/she/they be living; and if he/she/they be dead, the unknown defendants who maybe spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees, and all parties claiming an interest by, through, under or against the Defendants, who are not known to be dead or alive, and all parties having or claiming to have any right, title or interest in the property described in the mortgage being foreclosed herein YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in Gulf County, Florida: LOT 1, BLOCK D, STONE MILL CREEK ESTATES, AN UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SECTION 3, TOWNSHIP 4 SOUTH, RANGE 10 WEST, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA AND THENCE RUN S 89 55 18 E ALONG THE SOUTH BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID SECTION 3 FOR 1293.98 FEET; THENCE S 00 25 04 W FOR 342.98 FEET; THENCE N 89 24 46 E FOR 395.83 FEET; THENCE N 89 57 41 E FOR 33.00 FEET TO THE CENTERLINE OF A 66.00 FOOT WIDE ROADWAY FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE N 89 57 41 E FOR 33.00 FEET; THENCE N 89 2446 E FOR 140.00 FEET; THENCE N 04 0538 E FOR 327.24 FEET TO THE CENTERLINE OF A 66.00 FOOT WIDE ROADWAY; THENCE N 87 55 41 W ALONG SAID CENTERLINE FOR 199.92 FEET; THENCE S 00 35 14 E ALONG SAID CENTERLINE FOR 335.12 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. SUBJECT TO A 33.00 FOOT WIDE ROADWAY EASEMENT ALONG THE NORTHERLY AND WESTERLY BOUNDARIES. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 2007 MANUFACTURED HOME SERIAL NUMBER WHC016484GAA AND WHC016484GAB This property is located at the Street address of. 230 W Creekview Drive, Wewahitchka, Florida 32465 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses on or before December 8th, 2012, a date which is within 30 days after the first publication, if any, on Elizabeth R.Wellborn, P.A., Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is 350 Jim Moran Blvd., Suite 100, Deerfield Beach, Florida 33442, and file the original with this Court either before service on Plaintiff s attorney, or immediately thereafter; otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint or petition. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the court on November 1st, 2012. REBECCA L. (BECKY) NORRIS CLERK OF THE COURT Attorney for Plaintiff: Michael T. Gelety, Esq. Elizabeth R. Wellborn, P.A. 350 Jim Moran Blvd, Suite 100 Deerfield Beach, FL 33442 Phone: (954) 354-3544 Fax: (954) 354-3545 Primary Email: Mgelety@erwlaw.com Secondary Email: Erwparalegal.boa2@erwla w.com IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, Persons with a disability needing special accommodation in order to access court facilities or participate in a court proceeding at any courthouse 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: 1-800955-8771; Email: ADARequest @judl4.flcourts.org. November 15, 22, 2012 89348S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION: CASE NO.: 08-00476 U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE, Plaintiff, ERNEST REESE ANTLEY; SATA M. ANTLEY, UNKNOWN TENANT (S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Resetting Foreclosure Sale dated the 1st day of November, 2012, and entered in case No. 08-00476, of the Circuit Court of the 14TH Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida, wherein U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE, it the Plaintiff and ERNEST REESE ANTLEY; SATA M. ANTLEY, UNKNOWN TENANT (S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, are defendants. The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the, FRONT LOBBY OF THE GULF COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 1000 5TH STREET, PORT ST. JOE, FL 32456, 11:00 AM on the 29th day of November, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOTS 8, 10, AND 12, BLOCK 56, CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL MAP THEREOF ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. including the buildings, appurtenances, and fixtures located thereon. ANY PERSON CLAIMCLASSIFIEDS Thursday, November 22, 2012 The Star | B7

PAGE 18

B8| The Star Thursday, November 22, 2012 CLASSIFIEDS 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 Email:thetimes@pcnh.com theAPALACHICOLA & CARRABELLETIMES CALLOURNEWNUMBERSNOW RENTALS3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH FURNISHED APT W/D, CARPORT, ST PARKING .............................$600 3 BEDROOM, 3 BATH CONDO FURNISHED, POOL .............................................$850 3 BEDROOM, 1 BATH UNFURNISHED DUPLEX .................................................................$600 1 BEDROOM, 1 BATH UNFURNISHED APT LANARK, REMODELED, INC WATER .................$425 2 BEDROOM 1 BATH UNFURNISHED APT W/D HOOKUP, SMALL PORCH ..........................$375 2 BEDROOM 1-1/2 BATH UNFURNISHED, FL ROOM, GARAGE, FENCED YARD, W/D .......$800 2 OFFICE SPACES US 98 CARRABELLE ...............................................$300 BOTH 108 S. E. AVE. A CARRABELLE, FLORIDA 32322850-697-9604 850-323-0444 www.seacrestre.comwww. rst tness.com/carrabellePROPERTY MANAGEMENT AND RENTALS 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! JOB NOTICEThe Gulf County Clerk of the Circuit Court is accepting applications for a Budget and Finance Director. Applications and job description may be picked up and submitted at the Clerks O ce, Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd. Room 148, Port St. Joe, FL between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., E.T. Monday through Friday. Applications will be accepted until the position is lled.Quali cation Requirements: Thorough knowledge of the principles and practice of governmental accounting, budgeting, and local government scal management, including knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB) statements. Thorough knowledge of administrative management and internal control techniques so that accounting and control can be utilized in a manner to meet internal and external reporting requirements. Ability to make sound independent judgments. Ability to plan, organize, and supervise the work of others. Education and Experience Required: Bachelors degree (BA) or greater in Financial Management, Business, or Accounting, Certi ed Public Accountant or Certi ed Government Finance O cer preferred with experience in local government nance, and employee supervision. Position requires pro ciency in Excel and Word. The Gulf County Clerks O ce enforces a Drug-Free Workplace Policy and is an Equal Opportunity/A rmative Action Employer. Rebecca L. Norris Clerk of Court(2012-105) INSTALLATION/MAINT/REPAIRTHE CITY OF WEWAHITCHKA IS ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR A FULL TIME MAINTENANCE 2 WORKER. APPLICANTS SHOULD BE EXPERIENCED IN LAYING AND REPAIRING WATER AND SEWER LINES AND OPERATING EQUIPMENT SUCH AS A LOADER BACKHOE. ALL APPLICANTS MUST PASS A PHYSICAL AND DRUG TEST. YOU MUST POSSESS AN ACTIVE AND CLEAN FLORIDA DRIVERS LICENSE AND HAVE THE ABILITY TO OBTAIN A FLORIDA CDL LICENSE AND HAVE A CLEAN BACKGROUND CHECK. APPLICATIONS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE CITY HALL ANNEX, 318 SOUTH 7TH STREET, WEWAHITCHKA, FL 32465; (850)639-2605 ; BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 8AM TO 4PM CT MON-FRI. DEADLINE FOR APPLYING IS DECEMBER 3, 2012 AT 4PM CT. ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE TURNED IN TO THE CITY CLERK. THE CITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND A DRUG FREE WORKPLACE. Port St Joe Beach 4 br, 3 ba, newer home, large garage, two blocks from beach, $1250 mo. + $1250 dep. (816) 698-2405 Real Estate AuctionNominal Opening Bid: $10,000 461 E Creekview Drive, Wewahitchka 3BR 2BA 1,438sf+/Sells: 1:30PM Thu., Nov. 29 on site williamsauction.com or call 800-801-8003. Many properties now available for online bidding! A Buyer’s Premium may apply. Williams & Williams FL Broker : Daniel S. Nelson Re Lic BK3223097 Williams & Williams Re Lic 1032049 Auctioneer: Tony Langdon Auc Lic AU3928 Williams & Williams Auc Lic AB2784Text FL31248 to 56654 Chrisovich, 38 ft., Charter Boat, Twin Perkns Engines rebuilt, bottom job just completed, been operating as a charter boat for 12 yrs, High traffic slip paid for untill May ‘13, Intrested in Sale/Joint Venture or Sale Operate for you. Part of 3 boat company same location 28 yrs Good River/Gulf/Bay Boat, $18K, Some possible finiancing Call Bobby 850-234-9409 or 877-Fla-Boat or email boatlaydee@yahoo.com ING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator by mail at P. O. Box 1089, Panama City, FL 32402 or by phone at (850) 747-5338 at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days. If you are hearing impaired, please call 711. Dated this 2nd day of November, 2012. REBECCA NORRIS Clerk Of The Circuit Court BA Baxter Deputy Clerk Submitted by: Law Offices of Marshall C. Watson, P.A. 1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 Phone: (954) 453-0365 Fax: (954) 771-6052 Toll Free: 1-800-4412439 DESIGNATED PRIMARY. E-MAIL FOR SERVICE PURSUANT TO FLA. R. JUD. ADMIN 2.516 eservice @marshallwatson.com November 15, 22, 2012 90871S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that CB International Investments LLC the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Tax Sale Certificate No. 1652 Application No. 2012-46 Date of Issuance: May 28, 2010 R.E. No: 06311-215R Description of Property: Lot 43, Plat of Villa Del Sol, according to the Plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 5, Pages 44 and 45 of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. Name in which assessed: BMR Funding LLC All of said property being in Gulf County, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the front Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe Florida at 11:00 AM, E.T., Wednesday, the 19th day of December, 2012. Dated this 13th day of November, 2012. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk November 15, 22, 29, December 6, 2012 90673S STATE OF FLORIDA, CRIMINAL JUSTICE STANDARDS & TRAINING COMMISSION, Petitioner vs. CORY M. WEBB, Case # 33210 Respondent NOTICE OF ACTION TO: CORY M. WEBB, Residence Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an Administrative Complaint has been filed against you seeking to revoke your CORRECTIONAL Certificate in accordance with Section 943.1395, F.S., and any rules promulgated thereunder. You are required to serve a written copy of your intent to request a hearing pursuant to Section 120.57, F.S. upon Jennifer C. Pritt, Program Director, Criminal Justice Professionalism Program, Florida Department of Law Enforcement, P. O. Box 1489, Tallahassee, Florida 32302-1489, on or before January 8, 2013. Failure to do so will result in a default being entered against you to Revoke said certification pursuant to Section 120.60, F.S., and Rule 11B-27, F.A.C. Dated: November 8, 2012. Ernest W. George CHAIRMAN-CRIMINAL JUSTICE STANDARDS AND TRAINING COMMISSION By: -s-Ashley Hegler, Division Representative November 15, 22, 29, December 6, 2012 90873S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that CB International Investments LLC the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Tax Sale Certificate No. 1657 Application No. 2012-45 Date of Issuance: May 28, 2010 R.E. No: 06311-245R Description of Property: Lot 49, Plat of Villa Del Sol, according to the Plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 5, Pages 44 and 45 of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. Name in which assessed: BMR Funding LLC All of said property being in Gulf County, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the front Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe Florida at 11:00 AM, E.T., Wednesday, the 19th day of December, 2012. Dated this 13th day of November, 2012. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk November 15, 22, 29, December 6, 2012 91007S PUBLIC NOTICE Northwest Florida Transportation Corridor Authority (NWFTCA) Meeting Notice. The NWFTCA recently commissioned HDR Engineering, Inc. to prepare a major update to their regional Master Plan, originally adopted in 2007. As part of the initial phase of the update, HDR is working with key stakeholders (Florida DOT, FHWA, city and county reps., etc.) and the Authority to help analyze future transportation projects by assessing their respective economic benefits, developing an investment plan and proposing viable funding strategies. As part of this process, workshops were held in March & July 2012. A third series of workshops will be held at two alternate locations: December 6, 2012, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm Central Time at the Days Inn & Suites, Navarre Conference Center, Room A, located at 8700 Navarre Parkway, Navarre, Florida and December 7, 2012, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm Central Time at the Florida State University Holley Academic Center, Panama City Campus, Room A213 (Faculty Conference Room) located at 4750 Collegiate Drive, Panama City, Florida. Any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this meeting is asked to advise the Corridor Authority at least 48 hours prior to the meeting by contacting Alicia Stephen at (850) 429-8905 or by email: Alicia.Stephen@ hdrinc.com mail to: Alicia.Stephen@ hdrinc.com. Please RSVP by November 30, 2012 if you plan to attend. November 22, 2012 90875S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that CB International Investments LLC the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Tax Sale Certificate No. 1658 Application No. 2012-44 Date of Issuance: May 28, 2010 R.E. No: 06311-250R Description of Property: Lot 50, Plat of Villa Del Sol, according to the Plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 5, Pages 44 and 45 of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. Name in which assessed: BMR Funding LLC All of said property being in Gulf County, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the front Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe Florida at 11:00 AM, E.T., Wednesday, the 19th day of December, 2012. Dated this 13th day of November, 2012. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk November 15, 22, 29, December 6, 2012 91035S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY. CASE NO. 12-51 PR IN PROBATE IN RE: The Estate of LESTER F. NEUMAN, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: The administration of the estate of LESTER F. NEUMAN, deceased, File Number 12-51-PR is pending in the Circuit Court for Gulf County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Gulf County Courthouse, Probate Division, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Boulevard, Port St. Joe, FL 32456. The name and address of the personal representative and that personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is served within three months after the date of the first publication of this notice must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. The date of the first publication of this Notice is November 22, 2012. Ancillary Personal Representative KENNETH D. NEUMAN N5803 Shaw Hill Rd. Beaver Dam, WI 53916 Attorney for Ancillary Personal Representative THOMAS S. GIBSON RISH, GIBSON & SCHOLZ, P.A FL Bar No. 0350583 116 Sailor’s Cove Drive P.O. Box 39 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 (850) 229-8211 November 22, 29, 2012 Energetic, creative, and professional couple looking to adopt. Stay at home mom and successful dad ready to share their fun, loving home and devoted family. If you are pregnant and considering adoption or know someone who is, please contact our attorney, Alice Murray, FBN 0794325, at 850-785-0108 or 1-800-708-8888 for more information. Extra Mile Pet SittingHome visits/overnight in the comfort of your pets home. Gulf & Bay County Diana 227-5770 Dan 227-8225 extramilepetsitting.com Port St Joe 3155 W Hwy 98, 2 mi W of downtown PSJ @ Dixie Belle Motel Sun, 10a-2p ETIn the Dixie Belle Parking LotOur first yard sale in 12 years! Interesting variety of stuff, cast iron chiminea, comforters, throw pillows, 20 gal. octagon fish tank and stand, tiki torches, etc. Text FL32641 to 56654 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#: 34228849 Text FL28849 to 56654 These tiny ads sell, hire, rent and inform for thousands of families each week.Let a little Classified ad do a big job for you. EmeraldCoast Marketplace 747-5020 Park your car in Classified and see it take off in the fast lane! SELL ALL YOUR ITEMS through classified.CALL 747-5020



PAGE 1

50 For breaking news, visit www.starfl.comSubscribe to The Star800-345-8688For 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 quotequote id quote nameJUMP From Page 6AFrom page 6A Subscribe to The StarCall 227-1278For your hometown paper delivered to your home!Opinions4A Letters to the Editor5A Sports 10A Society News2-3B Obituaries 4B Church News 5B Law Enforcement8B School News 10B Legals 11B Classieds 12-13B Trades & Services14B INDEXA Freedom Newspaper Real Estate Advertising Deadline Thursday 11:00 am ET Display Advertising Deadline Friday 11:00 am ET227-1278Classified Line-Advertising Deadline Monday 5:00 pm ET747-5020 xxxx xxxxxxx 1BVISITTHESTARONLINEATWWW.STARFL.COM XXXXX XXXXXXYOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER SINCE 1937 YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER SINCE 1937 THE S TAR YEAR 75, NUMBER 6 Thursday, NOVEMBER 22, 2012Opinion . . . . . . . . . . A4-A5Letters to the Editor . . . . . . .A5Outdoors . . . . . . . . . . . .A8 Sports . . . . . . . . . . . . .A9School News . . . . . . . . . . B3Faith . . . . . . . . . . . . . B4 Obituaries . . . . . . . . . . . B4Classi eds . . . . . . . . . .B7-B8The pieces are thereBy TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@starfl.com Port development wont come overnight, but the pieces are there. That was the message delivered last week to the Port Authority of Port St. Joe by Jeff Holt, Managing Director for Infrastructure Banking for the Bank of Montreal. The Bank of Montreal was formally hired several months ago by the St. Joe Company to assist in the development of the Port of Port St. Joe. We are already deeply engaged and we have been for several months, Holt said after the meeting. Were in for the long run and we know what it takes. Holt, with more than 30 years in investment banking, said a visit to the area roughly six months ago convinced him that there was potential at the Port of Port St. Joe, which at several points in its history has been an operating port but is now considered a blank greeneld slate. We got to like the assets a lot, Holt said of what he called the regional gateway that is the Port of Port St. Joe. We liked the gateway. That does not go away. We like what we see. You have all the pieces. We have to get the interest back. Holt said he has declined overtures for engagement from a number of ports in the United States and Canada and said there were enough parts here that the project to develop the port could be successful. It has been a successful operation in the past; you have a great local partner in the St. Joe Company. WHS teacher charged with providing alcohol to minorBy TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@starfl.com A popular and honored math teacher at Wewahitchka High School was arrested last week on charges of providing alcohol to a person under the age of 21 and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Denise Ethridge, 30, was arrested last Wednesday by investigators from the Gulf County Sheriffs Of ce. According to Sheriff Joe Nugent the investigation continues and more charges are probable. The Gulf County School District placed Ethridge on administrative leave with pay pending the outcome of the legal case. Ethridge resigned last Thursday. According to the arresting af davit, the alleged incident occurred on Nov. 3 when Ethridge entered the Express Lane in Wewahitchka and purchased two six packs of Smirnoff DENISE ETHRIDGEBOM director sketches port potential, roadblocksSee PORT A6 Chamber seeks BOCC clari cationBy TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@starfl.com Some clari cation please, Gulf County Board of Commissioners. That was the message from the Gulf County Chamber of Commerce board of directors last week as they wrestled with the effects of a BOCC decision of two days prior to bring the Economic Development Council back under the umbrella of the commission. At their regular bimonthly meeting last Tuesday, the BOCC, citing a lack of tangible progress over the past 18 months since commissioners created a consolidated Chamber/EDC model, voted unanimously to bring the EDC function back under BOCC control. Commissioners made no changes in funding or personnel with the EDC, but said the point of contact for economic development would be county administrator Don Butler. See CHAMBER A7 See TEACHER A7Star Staff ReportFor the past 14 years, local volunteers have been working to raise money to enhance the traditional offerings of our local school district through the Education Foundation of Gulf County, Inc. (EFGC). With the generous support of grants provided by Progress Energy, the Tapper Foundation, The Miller Charitable Foundation, and our local communitys extraordinary efforts, our children have bene ted from over $220,000 invested in creative teaching and learning initiatives. The EFGC provided over $38,000 in grant funding for Gulf County School during the 20122013 school year. We know that various children learn differently so the EFGC works to provide creative opportunities that make the learning process innovative and fun said David Warriner, president of the EFGC. We are proud of our continuing communitys effort to make this happen. The EFGC will be sending out a letter to local business leaders and many valued alumnae of Gulf County Schools. Your support is needed to help fund the important learning initiatives teachers want and need to do the best for students. The Gulf County Education Foundation is a major contributor toward the funding of grants that give teachers the much needed support they need to have excellent resources and enhance their classrooms in our high performing district, said Superintendent of Schools Jim Norton. Over the years, hundreds of thousands of dollars have been contributed through this community support. We are very proud of this program and the dedicated people who volunteer their time for educational resources. Programs that enhance reading skills, along with science, technology, engineering and math skills have been targeted. Entire science labs have been created. Real paper books, along with digital media have been purchased for student use. Innovative learning devices have been implemented in classrooms. In addition, funds have been made available for cultural and social learning experiences that expose students to the world outside their traditional school curriculum. Local students are better off for having access to these unique opportunities, not afforded through traditional state funding streams. The EFGC solicits and manages donations used to purchase the hands-on equipment and devices to which our teachers would not otherwise have access. The EFGC is now asking for your help to write the next chapter in our growing success story. Please consider supporting the EFGC and our work to make our kids educational experience more meaningful. Every dollar you give may qualify for a dollar for dollar match from the State Consortium of Education Foundations. This means double the impact right here locally. Every dollar helps. So please help today. Visit the EFGC website at www.efgc.org and make a contribution on-line or send a check to the EFGC, 150 Middle School Road, Port St. Joe Florida, 32456. The EFGC is a 501 (C) 3 organization and your donation will be tax-deductible. The EFGC board recently met to review the 2012-2013 teaching and learning grants. Education Foundation provides $38,000 in Gulf County School FundingMuch needed supportSee GRANTS A2PHOTOS COURTESY OF CARLA MAY Port St. Joe Elementary School staff from left include Cindy Belin, Carla May, Donna Thompson, Cindy Phillips, Deborah Crosby, Janice Adkison, DeEtta Smallwood, Karen Minger, Principal Sue Gannon and David Warriner of the foundation. Jennifer Guffey, Heather Taylor, Anita Askew, Kim Ludlum and April Bidwell from Wewahitchka Elementary School. Debbie Gerber, Principal Debbie Baxley and Michael Williams from Wewahitchka Junior/Senior High School.

PAGE 2

LocalA2 | The Times Thursday, November 22, 2012 FRANKLINOUNTYHEALTHEPARTMENT 139 12th Street Apalachicola, Florida 32320Contact Person: David Walker Phone: 850-653-2111, ext. 119 E-mail: david_walker@doh.state..us The Franklin County Health Department will be having its Grand Opening of our new DentalClinic located at 106 NE 5th Street in Carrabelle, FL.The Blue Foundation Dental Grant Presentationwill also take place at the new dental facility. Please make plans to attend this much awaitedoccasion for the oral health of the residents of Franklin County!Please Join Us! -DATE: Wednesday, December 5, 2012 TIME: 10:00 A.M. LOCATION: Carrabelle Clinic 106 NE 5th Street Carrabelle, FL 32322 Contact Person: Please make plans to attend this much awaited occasion for the oral health of the residents of Please Join Us! Wednesday, December 5, 2012 Please make plans to attend this much awaited occasion for the oral health of the residents of Please Join Us! Wednesday, December 5, 2012 SAVE THE DATE! A good teacher is a great blessing to any child. Students at the Eastpoint Nest showed some love to the Franklin County School and Franklin County Learning Center teachers, thanking them for their kindness, attentiveness and lets not forget, candy. Dear Mrs. Ham, I am so thankful you are my teacher again. You are special to me. You have a soft voice. I love it when you give us free time.Love, Cole PolousDear Mrs. Gibson, I am so thankful youre my teacher. Youre special to me because you make math playful. We get cookies and drinks in math. We use fake money to pay for them. I love when we do limbo to get the wiggles out. You are very sweet and you are the best teacher.Sincerely, Emily SmithMrs. Sasnett, I am thankful for you.Love, Sy BartlettDear Mrs. Demsey, I am thankful you are my teacher.Love, Malichi RiveraMrs. King, I am thankful you are my teacher. You are special to me because you are nice and helpful. You help me with reading because you want me to do my best. You give me supplies that I need.Love, Audry YowellDear Mrs. Dykes, I am so thankful you are my teacher. You are nice and reward us with candy when we are good. You make learning fun. I love when we play fact or opinion.Love, Gage BooneDear Mr. Boyd, I am so thankful you are my teacher. You are funny and I love your silly style. Math is hard but you help me through it. You make science fun too! Every morning you say good morning to me when I come in.Love, Shasta WhitnauerDear Ms. Shaffer, I am so thankful you are my teacher. You always help me with my math work, give good instructions for what we will be doing next. You tell everyone to do their best. You are special to me.Love, Jocelyn WebbDear Mrs. Inzetta, I am so thankful that youre my math teacher. Im amazed that you still teach even though some students are disrespectful to you. You make math easy for me to understand. And you care to help me succeed and pas the FCAT. Im glad youre my teacher!Love, Morgan AndersonDear Mrs. Cumbie, I am so thankful you are my teacher. You are so nice. Thank you for teaching us adding. You give us candy when we are good. Youre the best teacher.Thanks, Cloey MaloneDear Mrs. Baney, I am so thankful that you are my teacher. You make the writing process easier. I understand you and you understand me. Thanks again, youre the best.Love, Brittani Bouzemann By DESPINA WILLIAMSSpecial to the Times On the eve of her performance in the Carrabelle Nest Thanksgiving play, Layla Chisolm was having an identity crisis. Like her fellow actors in The Meal Must Go On, Chisolm was decked out head to toe as a favorite Thanksgiving side dish. Crinkled white paper expertly fastened to her torso mimicked a heaping pile of luscious mashed potatoes, nestled atop an unassuming brown bowl fashioned from craft paper. On her head, a pile of uffy cotton balls topped by a buttery square of yellow foam completed the look. But even in all her spud-like splendor, Chisolm could not stop her classmates from calling her a dish that would never grace even the humblest Thanksgiving table. She was not, By Squanto, a bowl of popcorn! Chisolm could not trouble herself with these taunts. At show time, she joined classmates Kayleigh Revell, Charlee Winchester, Trinity Barron and Destanie Proctor. Sure, they were dolled up like cranberry sauce, turkey, pumpkin pie and stuf ng, but she was the star of this show. When the actors began the play by each boasting to be the best Thanksgiving dish, Chisolm seized her moment. Thanksgiving just wouldnt be the same without me! Mashed potatoes are always everyones favorite! Chisolms prideful performance was just one of the many highlights of The Nests two-day Thanksgiving celebration. The Nest, a Franklin County School District 21st Century after-school program, staged back-toback parent nights on Nov. 15-16 that combined food, fun and family. Carrabelle Nest students performed a medley of song and dance numbers, including the Turkey Pokey, for parents and classmates. Patrick Tipton narrated The Meal Must Go On!, a readers theatre play that featured Cheyenne Lawson, Haiden Parks, Brianna Sanders, Larry Winchester, September Ferrell, Alexis Parks, Jada Allen and Jorden Carnes as Thanksgiving dinner hosts and houseguests. The Eastpoint Nest staged an ambitious Thanksgiving dinner, with students cooking and sharing their meal with their families. Students traveled from room to room, cooking cranberry sauce, vegetable stirfry, turkey and ham sandwiches and pumpkin pie in a cup. At each cooking station, led by Nest staff members, the students earned a stamp featuring their dish, which they colored and glued to their Thanksgiving brochures empty place setting. By the end of the program, each student and their family members assembled a complete meal and rated each dish using a score of Yummy, Just Okay and Gross. The pumpkin pie in a cup scored the most Yummies. If you want to make it at home, just layer in a cup crushed graham crackers and vanilla pudding mixed with pumpkin, cinnamon and nutmeg, and top with a scoop of Cool Whip. Delicious! The families all enjoyed the interactive meal. The Nest would like to thank all the families who donated ingredients for the Eastpoint meal and snacks for the Carrabelle play. To read more about the Nests Thanksgiving activities, visit the program website, www. franklincountynest.org. Students in grades prekindergarten to eighth grade are eligible to attend The Nest, and applications are available from the website, Franklin County School and Franklin County Learning Center. Despina Williams is project coordinator for The Nest, a 21st Century Community Learning Center administered by the Franklin County School District. LETTERS OF THANKSPHOTOS BY DESPINA WILLIAMS | Special to the TimesAt top, the performers in The Meal Must Go On wear costumes depicting Thanksgiving dishes. From left are Carrabelle Nest students Destanie Proctor (stuf ng), Kayleigh Revell (cranberry sauce), Layla Chisolm (mashed potatoes), Trinity Barron (pumpkin pie) and Charlee Winchester (turkey). Above left, Shelby Rotella lls her plate with homemade succotash and a side of pumpkin pie. Above right, Christopher Creek showcases his pumpkin pie in a cup dessert.The Nest students give thanks

PAGE 3

LocalThe Star| A3Thursday, November 22, 2012

PAGE 4

OpinionA4 | The Star Keyboard KLATTERINGS 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 Recently, I drove south to visit my oldest daughter who is in her second year at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. It was a long drive, but something I was looking forward to on the Veterans Day holiday weekend. We stopped in Anderson, South Carolina on Thursday evening at close to midnight. I realized I had either missed The Big Peach in Gaffney, South Carolina due to the darkness or road construction or possibly being asleep. I hate to miss The Big Peach. Its actually a water tower that looks like a peach It seems like a city would light it up if they had one (a Big Peach). Again, maybe they do and I missed it. If you ever get down that way, stop and enjoy it a little you can almost smell it. The only thing that bothers me about it was that the City of Gaffney hired a fellow from New Jersey to paint the peach. Why would you hire a fellow from New Jersey to paint your peach? If it were a light bulb water tower, I could understand it. However, I do not understand a peach painter from New Jersey. Tuscaloosa is a nice place unless you want to get a good nights sleep in your daughters apartment that is close to the downtown bars and the football stadium. According to the realty lady, some students like to live close to the bars so they can walk home. (I called to complain.) The realty lady makes the students that were up all night at the apartment complex, drunk out of their minds, standing on the apartment balconies shouting obscenities into the wee hours of the morning almost sound thoughtful. Almost I love college football, as much as anybody and I was even young once, but I still question these folks thoughtfulness. The rst night, I spent calling the police and stufng things in my ears. On Saturday, I was looking forward to the game and I was not disappointed in the weather, the crowd or the atmosphere. Tuscaloosa, Alabama and the University of Alabama know how to put on a football game. My seats at the game were kind of high, kind of way up high. So high that you felt if you stood up, you might fall helplessly into the end zone. So high that I ducked when the T-38s did their yover before the game. However, I did enjoy the perspective. It reminded me of playing electric football as a kid and the little men vibrating all over the eld. I wanted to help Alabama a couple of times by reaching down there and moving a couple of players on the eld. The game was entertaining, although the University of Alabama did suffer their rst loss of the season. True fans will tell me that Alabama played awful or question how I can say it was entertaining when we lost. You needed to be sitting where I was sitting. Way up there in the stands, higher than the coaches in their coaching boxes talking to the other coaches down on the eld. At least I thought I was higher than the coaches. As it turns out, I am pretty sure I had one of them behind me. He was tall fellow who was very loud and shouted instructions the entire rst half. He seemed tall, because from my seats, I could turn around and my nose would hit his kneecaps. I was way up high. This fellow barked the whole rst half, Try doing something other than running on rst down. He also had a rm grasp on the receivers who needed to be covered on pass plays after the opposing Texas A&M Aggies would successfully complete a pass. He was loud and mad and quite sure of himself. Things seemed to be looking a little better for Alabama in the second half. I turned around and realized the tall, loud keeper of football knowledge was not there. I just gured he went down at half-time to share with the coaches and players his thoughts about the rst half. He made it back by the fourth quarter. It seemed logical; it would take that Losing, liquor and lifeIn some ways Thanksgiving 2012 seems not much different from the Pilgrims landing on a craggy slab of Massachusetts coastline long ago. The Pilgrims of four centuries ago were facing a world of which they knew nothing just as the current economic and geopolitical landscape seems a scary one with which many of us are not wholly familiar. For the Pilgrims, most anything that could have gone wrong on their journey from religious intolerance to the New World did; Murphys Law applied exponentially. Beyond the miles they had been willing to foray on foot from the sea and their ship, they knew nothing of this land they had come upon, nothing of what and who might be there. In fact, initially the thought never seemed to have crossed their minds that there would be anybody there. The ground was not suitable for crops, at least not with the rudimentary tools they carried and their lack of knowledge of the soil. The viability of what they knew to grow back home in Europe was in question. Game seemed scarce. The weather conditions atrocious even for hardy men and women of the English and Dutch stock they were. They were literally in what to them must have seemed the Land of the Lost. How that seems familiar to the environment of today, a different sort of rocky terrain. An environment that save for those of a certain generation none of us have experienced, or at least not to the degree that is experienced in the 24/7 din of today. Chronic unemployment that can not be captured in the monthly reports that do not reect those who for various reasons are not, can not or will not seek employment in a business climate buffeted by forces that seem as with those Pilgrims beyond their control. Political ssions, religious ssions, the growing chasm between those who must worry about whether there will be food on the table that night and those who dont they all serve to divide, just as the harsh conditions came to divide at times the men and women of the Mayower. There is much to make us anxious. This will be a difcult Thanksgiving hardly a holiday for far too many. But the Pilgrims were taught a valuable lesson by the Native Americans savages as they initially saw them who inhabited those shores of the bay in which the Mayower ultimately anchored for safe harbor. For while these men and women werent big on modesty in what passed for their dress, and talked and behaved in ways foreign to the Pilgrims, they were also large of heart, human beings no matter the color. What is little understood, but is explained by Nathaniel Philbrick in his fascinating book Mayower is that while there might have been a feast of some kind on a date sometime near the end of the Pilgrims rst year in the New World, it was a product of a bond of community formed between people of different color, religion and outlook on life. Thanksgiving, and they did not know it as that and it would become a holiday only centuries after that 1620s sit down, was for the Pilgrims something that was played out over more than 24 hours. The previous winter their very existence was in the balance. The Native Americans could have easily killed them, just as the weather and disease depleted their ranks. Instead, those Native Americans would teach the newcomers about the land they had arrived at, about hunting, shing and farming. They taught the Pilgrims survival and stewardship of the land. In turn, instead of choosing arrogant isolationism in their new quarters, the Pilgrims reached out to the Native Americans, establishing a bartering system, sleeping in their wigwams, choosing to learn, coming to understand these were just human beings. Only later, when, what else, territory became an issue, did tension and ultimately bloodshed come to those rst Anglo-Saxon arrivals and those there to greet them. So today, hopefully, is a day to put aside the loose ends of life which isolate and divide us to remember the things that bring us together. The community that exists in this county emerges during the toughest of times and this year will be no different. There are the slew of volunteers who will spend their holidays providing sustenance and cheer to, literally, hundreds who would otherwise be without a warm meal and fellowship on a day all about warm meals and fellowship. And a Sheriffs Ofce, and other organizations, with a mission of meeting the Christmas wishes of needy children and families in the county. That is just a sampling a small sampling of what a unique and special community Gulf County can be when the sledding is most difcult. And on this day that will be difcult for many, we nd thanksgiving in that community, that sense of not being alone. Discovering that at their most tested they were not alone made all the difference for the Pilgrims long ago. Our hope on this day is that understanding the value of that sense of community today can make a difference in all our lives. The lady gave us the senior discount with a simple nod and a wave. She was too busy for idle chit-chat, the line was building up behind us. It was my rst trip to an all you could eat buffet in years. I was hungry enough, not starving mind you, but as she counted out my change I whispered to Cathy, Eat as much as you can, weve got to get our moneys worth. I was weaving my way in and out of the trafc down past the shaved turkey, between the pinto beans and the rice when I saw the stewed tomatoes and okra. I froze in my tracks. I didnt know you could still get that combination. Son of a gun! Hungry folks, their plates piled high with mashed potatoes, green beans, shrimp, salad, roast beef, pizza and carrot cake politely elbowed passed me on both sides unaware that I was no longer with them. My Aunt Beatrice used to make that stuff at every family get together. I wouldnt eat it. She also baked a ham and cooked a turkey and broke out those unbelievable pickled peaches. Her lima beans would melt in your mouth. And rutabaggers and blackberry cobbler was her specialty. The way I saw it as a child, only a complete idiot would waste time and stomach room eating stewed tomatoes and okra considering all the other choices. Aunt Beatrice was the star of our Thanksgiving dinners. Now, Mom would maybe make a chess pie or a potato casserole. Granny would be crowded in the kitchen with all her daughters, giving a few directions but mostly telling some story about Aunt May White. Aunts Adell and Ruby Nell were obediently listening..but make no mistake about it, Aunt Bea was doing the cooking! She was raised way back up in the country. She married Uncle Womack when she was still a teenager. Even in the middle of the vegetable section at the Golden Corral I could see her as plain as day. She had that dark hair and high cheek bones. You could really see our Cherokee heritage in her. She worked hard every day of her life. She farmed like a man if the situation called for it. She picked cotton and peaches, apples and scuppernongs with equal aplomb. She set a record for canning jams, preserves and such that will never be broken. She never asked for a thing. She never complained. She laughed an uncommonly amount. And she lived a simple life of love, dignity and honor. A lady with a plate of meatloaf and spaghetti ran me over. Im sorry sir. Do you mind if I get some of those pintos? Aunt Bea and Uncle Womack raised Charles, Barbara and Teresa in the big house up on the hill. What a grand place to play. They had big bedrooms and hiding closets and secret nooks on every oor! Aunt Beatrice allowed her favorite ten year old nephew to do anything his heart desired at her house. She would tussle my hair or give me a quick hug and then let me explore on my own. How fortunate I was but sadly, way too young to appreciate it! Cathy came and got me, Kes, are you alright? You dont have anything on your plate. I loaded up on stewed tomatoes and okra and followed Cathy to our seats. The tears came out of nowhere. And I wasnt sad or unhappy or having a senior moment. I was remembering a grand lady who meant more to me than I ever realized ... or could possibly convey to you. I wanted to be ten again so I could tell her how special she was! I wanted to sit on the porch and watch the sun go down with her. As an adult I wished Id told her what a shining example shed set before us. She might not have realized it, but Thanksgiving WAS Thanksgiving because of her! The big house burned down my senior year in college. It was summer before I got home and my heart was broken for their loss. Aunt Bea hugged me and said, We cant replace the pictures. I have remembered that for fifty years. It wasnt about wood and mortar for her. It was family, love and memories. Boy howdy, how much we take for granted. Uncle F. D. said it a million times, You cant beat family. It just never dawned on me growing up that there would come a time when Aunt Beatrice wasnt there. We figured Granny would outlive us all. Uncle Clifford was as steady as a rock. Mom would heat those drops up before administering to an earache ... that somehow goes beyond caring. Uncle Womack never said so but somehow I know in my heart he thought I turned out alright. Aunt Bea several times offered to give me seventeen acres across the street from the original house. She obviously understood my love for her home before I did! They are all gone now. But how richer we are for their journey! People are all the time telling me how much is wrong with this country. What is not working and who is not doing right. Im tired of hearing it! This Thanksgiving lets remember the Aunt Beatrices in our lives. Lets celebrate how we got to be who we are. Lets truly be thankful! I nished up the stewed tomatoes and okra. They were ok.. but I would have still preferred the pickled peaches. Happy Thanksgiving, Aunt Bea and Kes Stewed tomatoes and okra memoriesThanksgiving wishes CranksRANKS MY tra TRACtTOrRBN Heard TiIM CrROFtTStar news editor HUnkerNKER DOWnNKesley ColbertSee CC RANKS A5 Thursday, November 22, 2012

PAGE 5

Letters GREAT SELECTION OF ALL YOUR FAVORITE BEER, WINE & SPIRITS9454 HWY 98 BEACON HILL AT THE MEXICO BEACHCITY LIMITS (850) 647-8310 KARAOKE & DJ IN THE CROWS NEST COMEENJOY SUNSETS ON THE NEW POOP DECK RANDYSTARK WITH ART LONG ON SAX ~ HAPPY HOUR ~ LADIES NIGHT ET MEXICO BEAC H C ITY L I M ITS (850) 647-8310 GREAT SELECTION OF ALL YOUR F AVORITE BEER, WINE & SPIRIT S 9454 HWY 98 BEACON HILL AT T H E MEXICO BEAC H C ITY L I M ITS (850) 647-8310 Robert C. Bruner Attorney Personal & Business BankruptcyOver 30 Years Legal Experience850-670-3030 bankruptcy relief under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Before you decide, ask us to send you free written information Send your letters to : LETTERS TO THE EDITOR P.O. Box 308 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 Fax: 850-227-7212 Email: tcroft@star .comComments from our readers in the form of letters to the editor or a guest column are solicited and encouraged. A newspapers editorial page should be a forum where differing ideas and opinions are exchanged. All letters and guest columns must be signed and should include the address and phone number of the author. The street address and phone number are for veri cation and will not be published. Letters must be in good taste and The Star reserves the right to edit letters for correctness and style. SHARE YOUR OPINIONS Thursday, November 22, 2012A5 | The Starlong to get back up to where we were sitting from the locker room. As the game progressed, it was nally apparent that this would not be a happy ending for the University of Alabama football team. I was disappointed, but life was going to go on. The fellows would get drunk and shout obscenities from the balconies on Saturday and on this night be even more thankful for getting apartments so close to the watering holes in Tuscaloosa. The game ended and I turned around expecting to see the tall coach with his head in his hands mumbling about us jumping offside. He was not there. There was only an empty bottle of Early Times Whisky. If you didnt know, alcohol affects mental work. This has been shown by the fact that a person whose brain has been dulled by alcohol cannot think so clearly to do common mathematics like adding, subtracting, multiplying, or dividing gures as accurately as he could without the partaking of alcohol. Honestly, I seriously doubt that this tall fellow could do any math whether he was under the in uence or not. The liquor probably did affect his decision making/coaching ability; maybe he will not bring his bottle for the next game. I loved seeing my daughter and I will trade a loss, a coaching lesson or even two nights of thoughtful drunks yelling obscenities from their balconies to get to do it. In my life, its a matter of priorities. FYI The manufacturer of Early Times Whisky (spelled correctly) was only one of ve producers who were allowed to keep pumping out hard, the hard stuff during the Prohibition Era. They were able to do so because their whisky was designated as medicinal whiskey. Maybe that tall coaching fellow was sick. Read more stories at www. CranksMyTractor.com. CRANKS from page A4 Dear Editor: In spite of an unprecedented amount of money being funneled to Jim Clements and Gulf Fishermens Alliance (representing maybe 10 percent of commercial shermen) by various environmental groups to stop Steves re-election, Steve Southerland won handily in a district that is registered 60 percent Democrat. He even won in Calhoun County which is registered over 70 percent Democrat. This is a man, hard at work for what his constituents want and need, to get our economies turned for the better. Fishing does equal jobs for all businesses here along the panhandle. To step up to the plate, as a freshman Congressmen, as Steve has the last couple of years, go against these huge environmental groups (PEW, EDF); painted a target on his back for this past election; and they came after him, with wallets out---posting and printing newspaper articles, billboards and ads lled with lies. But in the end, truth won out. When you win an election in a district that is registered 60 percent (D) and win the election with 71 percent of the voteyou are truly a representative of and by the people. Many thanks to Steve Southerland, and his team for getting him re-elected. The democratic process is alive and well in District 2 with an amazing amount of bipartisan voting; with only the good of all residents in mind, not just the party they are af liated with. Hats off to all District 2 residents we should be proud of ourselves for keeping the democratic process alive and well here in N. Fla. P.S. These hundreds of thousands of dollars being funneled through Jim Clements to represent only 10 percent of commercial shermen---SOUNDS PRETTY FISHY TO ME!!! Thanks, Capt. Tom Adams Mexico Beach Charters Recreational Fishing AllianceChairmanForgotten Coast ChapterSteve Southerland Oceans Champion! To our many, many friends in Gulf County Dear Editor: Your generosity, encouragement, love and prayers have kept us going since my sister, Marsha Posey, was diagnosed with lung and hip cancer in July. You have made it possible for her to make the trips to the Mof tt Cancer Center in Tampa for hip replacement surgery, follow-up medical visits, radiation treatments and most recently, chemotherapy. We appreciate each and every one of you and can never thank you enough! Please keep praying for her as she continues treatment. Also, our community lost two men recently who I must recognize for giving their time and energy to correct an unsafe condition at her home. Christopher Acree, our nephew by love if not blood, and his mother Irene brought materials and spent the day replacing the steps to Marshas deck. Those existing were old and unsafe, especially for someone with an in rmity. Christopher, an excellent carpenter, was so happy to perform the work; he had such a wonderful heart and desire to help. Terry Dykes worked with him that day; Terry also had a kind heart and never met anyone he didnt have a smile for. The end result was a set of steps that will be solidly in place for many years. Please remember these men for their kindness. I never travel anywhere in Gulf County that I am not asked about Marsha. It means so much to know that she remains in your thoughts and prayers. Thank You and God Bless! Gwen Allen Port St. JoeWelcome until now?Dear Editor: As one of the blow-ins from Georgia, it is very sad to see how Mr. McLemore feels about the people who pay their taxes on time, bring family and friends from different parts of the country to visit, and spend their money in Port St. Joe. I love this town and have always felt welcomed, until now. If you want the city to grow stop your nonsense and pay attention to your taxpayers, the people who pay your salary. Thank you, E. Rosenthal Port St. JoeVeterans Day saluteDear Editor: On Friday, Nov. 9 I attended the Veterans Day Salute at Port St. Joe Junior-Senior High School. This was an outstanding program and I salute those who organized the entire program for a job well done. It was one of the best that I have ever attended. I was one of the veterans being honored at this celebration. The hugs and the handshakes I received for the military service I rendered in my day a career soldier made the day most memorable. What touched my heart the most were the four letters I received from young students from Port St. Joe Elementary School. I was to say thank you to Caden, Paloma, Hannah and Zoe for their encouraging and appreciative letters. I would also like to commend the school teachers and leaders at the schools in Port St. Joe who are teaching our students the importance of patriotism for our country. You are doing a great job. Keep up the good work. The price our great country paid for freedom came through great sacri ces, as we are all aware. It warms my heart to know that patriotism is still alive and well in the greatest country in the world, the United States of America. May God continue to bless America. David W. Thompson, Jr. Mexico BeachThanks for a great football seasonDear Editor: Coach Chuck Gannon and staff along with the 2012-13 football team would like to thank all of the Shark fans and boosters for tremendous year. We know we did not win a state championship or even a district title, but the overwhelming support and kind words that were bestowed on this years team and program was tremendous. I want to thank all of our ticket takers for our junior varsity and varsity games. Coach Stacey Strickland and David White, thanks for preparing our eld on game days and Greg Lay eld and staff for maintaining our eld. A special thanks goes out to Barbara Lay eld and her staff for helping feed our young men on game days and several other occasions. Also we want to thank Lee McLemore for helping us with food and drinks on all the away games. Thanks to our Band of Gold and our junior varsity and varsity cheerleaders for keeping the Shark spirit alive and well. We want to thank Eddie Martin and our chain crew along with Commander Marty Jarosz and the NJROTC program for presenting the colors. To our faculty and staff, we want to thank you for all your continued support all year and being there for these young men. The Shark price was de nitely seen in all of you during the season. Mr. Jim Norton and Mr. Jeremy Knappy, we thank you as coaches for letting us do our jobs and supporting us behind the scenes. Last, I want to thank our coaching staff of Josh Daily, Kenny Parker, Tracy Browning, Willie Smith, Kesley Colbert, Raye Bailey, Bobby Alexander and Kenny McFarland for their hard work and dedication working with these young men. I appreciate their long hours of work and positive attitudes they had with our players. I know the players appreciate the coaches as well. One last comment to our players in my career this was the most enjoyable team Ive coached. Thanks you. Sincerely, Chuck Gannon Head Coach, Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School

PAGE 6

LocalA6 | The Star Thursday, November 22, 2012 Its really fortunate to have a company like St. Joe. Its a ag we can wave and I think St. Joe is a good calling card. It lends gravitas to any conversation you have. A bulk port is likely the most advantageous route, Holt said. He also said his team was not looking for a company seeking to get into the port business, but rather an investor which has 65 port terminals around the country or globe and is looking for No. 66. It is a bulk opportunity, Holt said. The depth (of the shipping channel) doesnt allow for much else. There is also a rail line going out the back (of the port property) and that is a good thing. The Bank of Montreal, he added, has a signi cant stable of clients it can reach. When an investor is ready to enter the port, Holt said, would be the time to reach out to state and federal agencies to deploy their resources expediting permitting, for example, or dredging of shipping lanes and channels by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The case can then be made to those governmental agencies, this company is coming in, will invest a speci c number of dollars and the Port of Port St. Joe needs these promises and actions from government, Holt said. Everybody has to be a part of this, from (the Florida Department of Transportation) to the Corps, Holt said. It is a chicken-and-egg sort of thing. Thats the way these things work. We are trying to provide exposure for the (investors) and bulk operators to what is there. Port director Tommy Pitts, at the suggestion of Holt, said it would be time to re-energize past efforts to have the shipping channel dredged to authorized depth. The job for the bank was to advise not just on bringing in an investor or company, but also in how to craft the deal. The bank is working on a success-fee basis, essentially putting much of the risk on the bank. But we like what we see, Holt said. The banks contract with the St. Joe Company is exclusive, Holt said, but the partnership to collaborate on port development between the company and Port Authority meant that at some point, once potential clients are ferreted out, the Port Authority must be part of the discussion. Aspects of operation such as licensing, tax exemption nancing, wharf and service fees fall under the gateway and the public authority overseeing that gateway, in this case the Port of Port St. Joe. You have a big part to play here, Holt told Port Authority board members. The question is if we can put a sh on the hook and what the sh would want. What we are charged with is turning on the light in this gateway. Not only for the bene t of the company, but also you. We want to do everything we can to continue to develop the port. Holt and St. Joe senior vice president Jorge Gonzalez both emphasized that the gateway of the Port of Port St. Joe was a part of a broader effort to maximize the potential of the region. And in developing that gateway, the Port Authority and its land which combined with St. Joes holdings around the port account for more than 300 acres, with a rail line are essential to the equation. Weve been focused on the big dog, not just the little dog, Gonzalez said, emphasizing the partnership between company and Port Authority. The Port Authority asset is going to be something folks are going to look at. They have to. Holt, noting that most large ports are near metropolitan areas, said he expects that an investor will be one looking for low-hanging fruit or a port with a largely untapped potential that would likely provide added value at a relatively low price. I am encouraged by what you are saying, said Port Authority president Leonard Costin. Holt said it was also important not to expect results, like, next week. Holts team is close to a deal to sell or lease the Port of Wilmington (Delaware) that it has been working on for two years and had recently completed a deal to run rail line through to the Port of Los Angeles, a $2 billion venture, that took some six years. This is probably not going to happen overnight, Holt said. We have a sense of what can work and cant work. I am not a stranger to long lead times and patience. The Gift Shop at PORT ST. JOE MARINA is your headquarters for Christmas shopping this year! 340 Marina Drive, Port St. Joe, FL. (850) 227-9393 Store Hours: Monday thru Sunday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST Black Friday Christmas Sale Receive $10 Off Purchase of $25 or more! (Excluding Clearance Rack Friday ONLY) Come by and check us out, or you can NOW go online at www.psjmarina.com and do your Christmas Shopping. BESTPRICESINTOWNON COLUMBIA SPORTSWEARZEPROBELTS-LEATHER, COTTON BRAIDOR FISHPRINT, NOVELTY ITEMS, JEWELRY, NICK-NACKSGIFTCERTIFICATES AVAILABLEPSJM ATTIRE Receive -$10 OFFPURCHASE OF$25 OR MORE WEEMS MEDICAL CENTER EAST110 NE 5TH STREET, CARRABELLEUrgent Care and Family Care Services Monday through Friday 8AM 6PM Saturday 8AM 4 PMAppointments Available Walk-Ins WelcomeMost Insurances Accepted FInancial Assistance Available850-697-2345 COMING SOONWEEMS MEDICAL WEST IN APALACHICOLA! is proud to announce the is now underway.Help those in need! Its time to go through your closets for those unwanted pairs of shoes, in reasonable condition. Bring the shoes to Coastal Foot and Ankle Clinic located at 221 HWY 98, Apalachicola, FL 32320. Donations will go to Franklins Promise and will be distributed at The community service center (old Apalachicola high school) at 192 14th street in Apalachicola. Distribution will be November 27, December 4th and 18th from 9:30-12:00. PORT from page A1

PAGE 7

LocalThe Star| A7Thursday, November 22, 2012 Ice alcoholic beverage. Ethridge was accompanied by a juvenile, who was not identied, and who was later seen drinking a Smirnoff Ice in Ethridges vehicle. Ethridge re-entered the store, according to the afdavit, and purchased a 12-pack of Bud Light, left the store and handed the 12-pack to another juvenile that Capt. Ricky Tolbert of the Gulf County Sheriffs Ofce knew to be a juvenile. Ethridge has been a popular and accomplished teacher during her tenure with Gulf District Schools. In the past two years, she has led an effort at Port St. Joe High School, where she was a teacher for four years, to construct a world record pi chain, using the numerals to the right of the decimal in the theoretical number. Last year, the chain was over 12,000 links in length, believed at the time to be a new world record. Ethridge was also voted Teacher of the Year at Port St. Joe High School by her peers two years ago. She transferred to Wewahitchka Jr./Sr. High School for the current school year. Its not clear what that means, said Chamber president Guerry Magidson. Magidson said correspondence in the intervening days had shown state economic development ofcials were disgruntled and unhappy with the BOCC decision. This was the second time in the past two years and the fth time since 2000 that the BOCC changed the operational model for the EDC. If they take it away we will be out of that business, Magidson said. Board member Steve Newman suggested that the Chamber board seek a sit down with commissioners, bringing the City of Port St. Joe into the mix since the city also provides funding to the agency, for an understanding of commissioners concerns. County attorney Jeremy Novak said after his discussions with county commissioners he came away with the feeling that a meeting of some kind was needed to work through issues. He said the city should be part of the discussion. County Commissioner Warren Yeager, who as board chair championed the consolidation of Chamber and EDC and who missed last weeks BOCC meeting for medical reasons, said last week at a meeting of the Port Authority that he wished his fellow commissioners had waited on any EDC decision. With the board facing some changes, he noted, that was a discussion probably best left to the new BOCC. There also seemed to be less than a full consensus on the Chamber board as to the future. Board member Johanna White said the Chamber needed to continue moving forward but wondered if the board was doing justice to the Chamber/EDC director, Barry Sellers. She said she did not believe the consolidated model was being successful. We worked hard on this for 18 months and it just isnt working, White said. Dewey Blaylock also wondered whether the Chamber/EDC model could work, as currently constructed, on the economic development side. Weve put another year behind us of confusion about the direction of the EDC, Blaylock said. Magidson said he believed the Chamber/EDC model was working and making progress. He noted that the consolidation effort had come during the worst economy since the Great Depression, that businesses were having issues nding funding in the private sector, but that progress had been made. He and Sellers, along with board member Sharon Gaskin who praised the effort, said they had made signi cant progress in bringing businesses in the north end of the county and Wewahitchka into the Chamber fold and Seller said he was currently working with six various projects. An EDC committee had been created, Magidson said. While acknowledging that the Chamber maybe could have been more forthright with reports and communication of progress with the BOCC, Magidson also noted that many potential projects and leads carry with them proprietary and con dential information until fruition. We can show actual results given more time, Magidson said. Economic development does not happen in 12 months. We do have several projects for which we are on the short list. Magidson said that consistency of message and direction from the BOCC was important. He said there had been constants over the past decade with the EDC the lack of a consistent approach and the BOCC reducing the amount of funding originally pledged. Some longer-term vision on how this handled is needed, said board member Aaron Farnsley. Magidson said the timing of the BOCC decision could not have been worse given that the Chamber/EDC had a stakeholders meeting, at which a campaign for private sector support would be initiated, scheduled for last Thursday. That meeting was canceled in the wake of the BOCC decision and at least two potential private partners have noti ed elected of cials and the Chamber that they are no longer interested. I would like to think the county is interested in private partners, Magidson said. Board member Dave Ashbrook noted that when the BOCC went the consolidation route two years ago, nearly $60,000 in funding from private partners was lost by those investors. He said there should not be any surprise about the lack of con dence from the private sector. It is a hard pill for me to swallow that we put in oneand-a-half years of work and we are just about to see results and the BOCC changes the game, Ashbrook said. We (as a Chamber) need to come to a consensus to bring to the table (for discussions with the BOCC) and we dont have that yet. Magidson said it was his hope that after discussions with the BOCC and city, the Chamber/EDC could continue as constructed for at least one more year, with the funding that was pledged. He said the Chamber would be more aggressive and consistent about providing updates to the BOCC. I think this is working, Magidson said. They should give us full funding and give us one more year. LIMITED STOCK! FIRSTCOME, FIRSTSERVE!Sale Starts at 7:00 AM EST Friday, 11-23-12 Sale Ends at 4:00 PM EST Sunday, 11-25-12STORE OPENS AT 7 AM*WHILE SUPPLIES LAST DEALSwww.BWOsh.com Moultrie 6.5 Hanging Feeder KitsWAS $69.99 NOW$39.98 Simmons 10x50 Binoculars WAS $59.99 NOW$29.98 NOW$34.99Otis .556 Cleaning Kits NOW$79.98Rinehart 18-N-1 TargetsWAS $99.99 NOW$29.98Flambeau Duck Decoys WAS $39.99 Parker Bushwaker CrossbowsWAS $329.99 Simmons 10x50 Binoculars Simmons 10x50 Binoculars Parker Bushwaker Crossbows Parker Bushwaker Crossbows NOW$299.99 Abu Garcia VeritasRodsIN STOCK! NOW$59.99 Ameristep Doghouse Blind WAS $79.99 NOW$54.98 Ameristep Grizzly G-30 Blind WAS $119.99 NOW$74.98 Ameristep Wing Shooter BlindWAS $169.99 NOW$109.98 UPTO 50% OFF SELECTNAME BRAND APPARELANDACCESSORIES! CLOTHING CLEARANCE RACKS WITHITEMS $5 &$10! FRIDAY SUNDAY ONLY! All hats 50% o, $5 Swimwear Pieces, Up to 50% o select sweaters, dresses, and more!Open Friday & Saturday ALLITEMSSUBJECTTOCHANGE, NO REORDERS,NO RAINCHECKS! LIMITED STOCK! RV E Sale Starts at 7:00 AM EST Sale Starts at 7:00 AM EST Sale Starts at 7:00 AM EST F riday, 11-23-12 riday, 11-23-12 Sale Ends at 4:00 PM EST Sunday, 11-25-12 Sale Ends at 4:00 PM EST Sunday, 11-25-12 Sale Ends at 4:00 PM EST Sunday, 11-25-12 DEALS DEALS DEALS DEALS DEALS DEALS DEALS DEALS DEALS DEALS DEALS DEALS LIMITED STOCK! F I R ST SE RV E Sale Starts at 7:00 AM EST Sale Starts at 7:00 AM EST Sale Starts at 7:00 AM EST F riday, 11-23-12 A A LL LL ITEMS ITEMS ITEMS ITEMS SUB SUB J J ECT ECT TO TO CHANGE CHANGE NO R E O R R DE R S NO R AIN CHECKS Bring the kids (Young & Old) to see our live Train Display! SPEND $100 + & GET A $20COUPONBLACK FRIDAY ONLY SPEND $200 + & GET A $40COUPONBLACK FRIDAY ONLY SPEND $300 + & GET A $60COUPONBLACK FRIDAY ONLY SPEND $400 + & GET A $80COUPONBLACK FRIDAY ONLY NOW$149.99Minn Kota Endura Trolling Motors 38# Thrust WAS $199.99 Ameristep Backpack Blind WAS $109.99 NOW$89.98 Otis .556 Cleaning Kits Allen Durango Gun Cases FREE w/ any Long Gun Purchase! $149.99Heritage Rough Rider combo .22 and .22WSM $669.99DPMS Oracle .223/.556 AR15 Rie Rossi Circuit Court Judge Blued Rie $459.99Sig Sauer Two-Sum Pistol Kits .9mm $369.99Taurus G2 Pistols .9mm/.40 cal. $10.49Blazer Brass .9mm 50 rd Box $7.99Remington UMC .223 ammo 20rds box Springeld XD Sub Compact .40 lambeau Duck Decoys WAS $39.99 WAS $39.99 WAS $39.99 WAS $39.99 WAS $39.99 WAS $39.99 SPEND & GET A COUPON BLA www.BWOsh.com F lambeau Duck Decoys lambeau Duck Decoys Moultrie IR55 Trial CameraWAS $119.99 Ameristep Backpack Blind Ameristep Backpack Blind NOW$74.99 Based on before tax totals. Springeld XD Sub Compact .40 Springeld XD Sub Compact .40 $469.99 Ruger American Ries .243/.308/30-06/.270 Ruger American Ries Ruger American Ries $329.99 Rossi Circuit Court Judge Blued Rie Rossi Circuit Court Judge Blued Rie $469.99 Uniden Atlantis Hand HeldVHFRadioWAS $119.99 NOW$89.98 Criminal Defense Social Security DisabilityAppleman & Trucks, P.A.422 West Beach Drive, Panama City, FL 32401Call (850) 230-5550 or Visit Us Online at applemanlaw.comAttorneys Jim Appleman J. Karl Trucks CHAMBER from page A1 TEACHER from page A1 Magison said correspondence in the intervening days had shown state economic development officials were disgruntled and unhappy with the BOCC decision.

PAGE 8

Corner of Marina Drive Port St. Joe, FL(next to Piggly Wiggly) www.BWOsh. Port St. Joe, FL Corner of Marina Drive EVERYTHING FOR YOUR OUTDOOR ADVENTURE RYTHING FOR YOUR O UTDOOR ADV E UTDOOR ADV E UTDOOR ADV NTUR E NTUR E E RYTHING FOR YOUR O UTDOOR ADV E UTDOOR ADV E UTDOOR ADV NTUR E NTUR E E (next to Piggly Wiggly) Corner of Marina Drive EV E EV E EV RYTHING FOR YOUR E RYTHING FOR YOUR E EV E EV E EV RYTHING FOR YOUR E RYTHING FOR YOUR E EV EV HUGEGUN SALE! (next to Piggly Wiggly) (next to Piggly Wiggly) GUN SALE! $2900 FREE!$5500 WEEKLY ALMANAC ST.JOSEPH BAY APALACHICOLA BAY, WESTPASS TIDETABLES MONTHLY AVERAGESTo nd the tides of the following areas, subtract the indicated times from these given for APALACHICOLA: HIGH LOW Cat Point Minus 0:40 Minus 1:17 East Pass Minus 0:27 Minus 0:27 To nd the tides of the following areas, subtract the indicated times from those given for CARRABELLE: HIGH LOW Bald Point Minus 9:16 Minus 0:03 Sponsor the WEEKLY ALMANACCall Today!227-7847 Date HighLow%Precip Thu, Nov. 2270 46 0% Fri, Nov. 2372 48 0% Sat, Nov. 2471 44 0% Sun, Nov. 2565 48 0% Mon, Nov. 2669 50 0% Tues, Nov. 2771 53 0% Wed, Nov. 2871 5220% 21 We 107am 0.9 729pm 0.9 1057am 0.4 22 Th 640pm 1.1 921am 0.6 23 Fr 634pm 1.3 325am 0.3 24 Sa 647pm 1.4 355am 0.1 25 Su 710pm 1.6 430am -0.1 26 Mo 739pm 1.7 508am -0.2 27 Tu 813pm 1.7 549am -0.3 28 We 849pm 1.7 633am -0.3 29 Th 925pm 1.7 719am -0.3 30 Fr 1000pm 1.7 801am -0.3 FreeTideTables.com For comparison only Times are local Tides in feet from MLLW 21 We 857am 1.0 1014pm 1.1 359am 0.7 401pm 0.5 22 Th 1103am 0.9 1043pm 1.2 514am 0.5 454pm 0.7 23 Fr 1257pm 1.0 1110pm 1.2 615am 0.2 544pm 0.8 24 Sa 217pm 1.0 1138pm 1.3 706am 0.0 631pm 1.0 25 Su 315pm 1.0 752am -0.1 715pm 1.0 26 Mo 1206am 1.3 401pm 1.1 833am -0.2 755pm 1.1 27 Tu 1236am 1.3 439pm 1.1 911am -0.3 831pm 1.1 28 We 109am 1.3 512pm 1.1 946am -0.3 906pm 1.1 29 Th 144am 1.3 542pm 1.1 1017am -0.3 940pm 1.1 30 Fr 223am 1.3 611pm 1.1 1046am -0.3 1017pm 1.1 FreeTideTables.com For comparison only Times are local Tides in feet from MLLW By TINA HARBUCK654-8440 | @DestinLogTina tharbuck@thedestinlog.com After the last fish is hung in the Destin Fishing Rodeo on Oct. 31 each year, several of Destins captains turn in their rod and reels and pick up their bows and guns and head off into the woods. Its time to get away from a rocking boat and see a different terrain, said Tony Davis, who captains the Anastasia. For the past five years, Davis has been traveling up to Kentucky and hunting on a lease with one of his guys that comes down and fishes with him during cobia season. We almost froze yesterday, Davis said Thursday afternoon of the 40degree temperatures. But hes not complaining. Its peaceful up here and you dont have to worry about anything. You just go sit and take your time and relax, Davis said. Davis said they had seen some deer but he hasnt shot one yet. Im trying to shoot a whopper. For Justin Destin, who captains the Full Draw he said, Its something I do every chance I get. Its just another way to keep enjoying the outdoors. Its another way of harvesting off the land and enjoying some of Gods creations. We only get so many sunrises and sunsets; got to get out and enjoy them, Destin said. Although he gun hunts, Destin said, I prefer bow hunting. I hunt deer and pigs anything that is willing. Plus theres a lot of tradition in hunting. Destin said that he always looks forward to going hunting with his dad at Thanksgiving. Capt. Eric Thrasher of the Daybreak likes to take the kids and go hunting on their lease just north of DeFuniak Springs. Its not so much about killing something anymore as it is about getting away, Thrasher said. Just getting in the woods and relaxing. Thrasher is usually already in the woods by now, but due to a shoulder injury he had to pass on bow hunting deer. But Ill probably go duck hunting on Saturday, he said. In addition to hunting deer and ducks, he also likes turkey hunting. Thrasher noted that turkey season coincides with the start of cobia season. And they have been known to go turkey hunting in the morning and come back and catch a cobia in the afternoon for a little surf and turf as he called it. Craig Mann, who captains the Mary Lou has been hunting the last nine years on a 100-acre lease in Americus, Ga. When Oct. 31 hits, its like somebody flips a switch and all the people are gone, which is a perfect opportunity to come and sit in the woods, Mann said. Mann says hell stay in his little cabin in Americus for about four or five weeks. Ive seen a lot of young bucks that I let walk and found some bigger ones that I couldnt get a shot at, Mann said. But he has taken two, a 175-pound buck and a 120-pound doe. I prefer bow hunting, Mann said. Its a little more difficult because youve got to get closer. I think its just a little more sportsmanlike. But the thing he likes most about hunting is its secluded and serene. Plus its a good time to reflect on the season and the season to come.PHOTOS SPECIAL TO THE NEWS, TIMES-ADVERTISERLeft: Craig Mann shows off a buck he took last November on his lease in Americus, Ga., where he is currently looking to take down another. Right: Capt. Justin Destin of the Full Draw took this deer last season here in Okaloosa County. Captains trade rod and reels for bows and gunsGive thanks for farm-raised turkeyBy STAN KIRKLANDFWC When Thanksgiving arrives next week, millions of us will sit down to a meal of turkey and all the trimmings. The vast majority of the turkeys we now consume are domestic birds, which is as opposite to the wild turkey as day is to night. As pointed out in the book Wild Turkey Country, by Lovett E. Williams Jr., turkeys were domesticated from wild birds by the Indians of North America, perhaps as far back as 2,000 years ago. Spaniards took some of those domesticated birds back to Europe, where they were bred extensively and even brought back to the United States. The availability of domestic turkeys and the practice of eating them at Thanksgiving became widespread, and it has largely replaced eating baked goose. While there are a number of breeds of domestic turkeys, most are white in color. A few breeds are bronze in color, which makes them look similar to wild turkeys. But, thats where any similarity to the wild turkey ends. The ve subspecies of wild turkeys are found from northern Mexico through the United States and to southern Canada. They tend to be bronze and black in color, a color adaptation that allows them to remain concealed in the wild. Domestic turkeys are bred for size and their plump white breast meat. These birds can weigh 25 to 30 pounds, and even more if held from one year to the next. Although wild turkey toms, particularly in western and midwestern states, can get to 22 to 24 pounds, mature gobblers in southern states rarely weigh more than 21 pounds. Where farmers and ranchers need to protect their domestic birds from predators, wild turkeys possess an unbelievable wariness and eyesight. Wild turkeys notice anything out of place in their environment. Experienced turkey hunters will tell you that a careless move or lack of concealment will send the birds packing and a hunter home emptyhanded. Startled wild turkeys can quickly become airborne and reach speeds of 55 miles per hour in seconds. Regardless of color, domesticated turkeys dont possess the wild genes to survive, and the birds wind up being food for any of a host of predators. Domesticated turkeys can also be immune to certain diseases, but they can introduce those diseases into wild birds.Email outdoors news to tcroft@ star .com Page 8 Thursday, November 22, 2012 OUTDOORSwww.starfl.comSection Section A SPONSORED BY Freshwater InshoreTrout fishing continues to be hit-or-miss in St. Joe bay and around the Forgotten Coast. Weather and wind are the main factors in poor fishing conditions lately. Red fish arestill being caught on most area beaches and on the piers and docks in and around St. Joe Bay. Good action can be found on cut bait such as mullet or big shrimp. A few pompano and whiting are showing up, but not in string numbers yet. Crapppie are starting to show up in deeper creeks and in the main rivers and soem area lakes. Live crappie minnows work the best, however, small grubs may find the fish faster. Lake Wimico has reported on a few bass and bream catches this week, but nothing to bragg about. THE PORT ST. JOE STARFIND US ON FACEBOOK

PAGE 9

PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA SP O RTS www.starfl.com ASectionStar Staff Report After winning at Hosford, the Port St. Joe Junior High girls remained unbeaten by winning the Hoop Fest junior high tournament in The Dome last Saturday. The girls beat Hosford last Thursday 48-24. The Lady Tiger Sharks was led by Teiyahna Hutchinson with 22 points. Brooklyn Quinn added 18, Destiny Gadson four and Hallie Jasinski four. During the Hoop Fest, the Lady Tiger Sharks opened the four-team girls tournament with a 38-5 win over Wewahitchka. Quinn led the scoring with 18, Hutchinson had 12, Claudia Gref and Jasinski four each and Javia Patterson scored two. Bozeman defeated Riverspring Middle School 25-23 in overtime to face Port St. Joe in the championship game. Port St. Joe jumped to an 8-1 rst-quarter lead and made it 20-7 at the half. The second half was more of the same as Port St. Joe won 43-11. Hutchinson paced the Lady Tiger Sharks with 22 points. Quinn added 16, Aliyah Johnson three and Gref two. Port St. Joe hosts Hosford at 4 p.m. ET on Monday, Nov. 26 and the Lady Tiger Shark varsity will open their season Tuesday, Nov. 27 when they host Rutherford at 5 p.m. ET. To learn how you can support our communitys university, contact Mary Beth Lovingood at (850) 770-2108 or mblovingood@pc.fsu.edu. FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY PANAMA CITYTHECAMPAIGN FOR OUR COMMUNITYS UNIVERSITYEndowment for Tomorrows Jobs $4,500,000 $500,000 $1,500,000 $2,500,000 $3,500,000 $4,500,000 $0 $1,000,000 $2,000,000 $3,000,000 $4,000,000 $5,000,000 GOAL Page 9 Thursday, November 22, 2012Port St. Joe teams win GRFL Super BowlStar Staff ReportWith a football feel outside, the Port St. Joe Dolphins and Jaguars traveled to Blountstown to defend their titles as Big Bend Football League Champions. Both teams came home victorious. The Dolphins won their second title in a row with a 28-20 win. The Jaguars won their fourth consecutive championship 28-22. In the rst game, the Jaguars got off to a fast start. After running the opening kickoff back to their 44 it took three touches to score a touchdown and the 2-point conversion. Jasmine Thomas carried all three times. First he covered 34 yards and then nished off the drive with a 28-yard dash to the end zone, followed by the 2point conversion. Blountstown came right back by scooping up a Jaguar fumble at the Port St. Joe 35 and returning the fumble to the 15. Four plays later Blountstown scored, added the 2-point conversion for an 8-8 game. The Jaguars faced thirdand-long at the mid eld on the ensuing possession. Thomas threw a long pass to Bryce Register at the Tiger 18. With 13 seconds left in the half, Thomas punched it in from the 1. The conversion failed. Blountstown ran the ensuing kickoff back to the Jag 9. But a touchdownsaving tackle by Trey Sanders on the nal play of the half kept Port St. Joe in front. Blountstown, on the rst play from scrimmage of the second half, went 60 yards for a score. The Tigers converted an extra point kick and it was 15-14, the rst time this season the Jaguars trailed. The next two touchdowns belonged to Port St. Joe. The rst was from 12 yards by Thomas, the second from 1-foot by Register. Blountstown kept trying but the Jag defense was too tough. Blountstown scored one more time when a Tiger defender ripped the ball from the hands of a Jaguar runner and ran it in to make the nal score 28-22. The Dolphins game was tight to the end. The Tigers scored rst but on the Dolphins next possession Josh Farmer went 60 yards to tie the score. Back came Blountstown with a strong drive for another six points. The Dolphins retaliated with a drive of their own. George Foxworth had a 30-yard run to the Tiger 4 and Farmer took it the rest of the way to tie the score again as the half ended. In the second half the Dolphins went up by eight when Foxworth made a TD on a 5-yard run and a Farmer 2-point conversion. Blountstown tied it again with 7:25 left. With the momentum going their way, the Tigers were driving again. They made the mistake of throwing a pass close to Foxworth. With less than two minutes left in the game he intercepted and took the ball the length of the eld for a touchdown and the Dolphin victory.The StarJasmine Thomas scores in the rst half against Blountstown (left) and the Port St. Joe defense was stout in the second half as the Jaguars beat Blountstown 28-22 for their fourth consecutive Big Bend Football League title. Port St. Joe Junior High girls win Hoop FestSpecial to The StarThe Port St. Joe girls won the Hoop Fest junior high tournament at home last weekend. Star Staff ReportSeven members of the Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School football team were named to Florida Athletic Coaches Association all District 2-1A teams. Dusty Richter, running back, and offensive Tyler Worley were named to the all-Senior team on offense and were joined on the defensive side by end Ricky Pennington, linebacker Dallas Burke and cornerback/safety Ramello Zaccaro. Sophomore running back Jarkeice Davis was named to the all-District first team on offense and finished third in the voting for district Player of the Year. Pennington, Burke and linebacker Natrone Lee, a junior, were named to the first team defense.Seven Tiger Sharks all-district TIM CROFT | The StarThe Port St. Joe Tiger Sharks (here playing against Roulac Middle School from Chipley in the semi nals) hosted a junior high basketball tournament over the weekend, with 10 teams joining the boys and girls from Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School for Hoop Fest, a Saturday of basketball. It went really well, said Port St. Joe coach Derek Kurnitsky. We had good steady crowds and a long line for the sh fry lunch. This has really been a great event. The Port St. Joe boys lost to Roulac in the semi nals while the girls one the tournament. Port St. Joe opened its varsity season Monday night with a victory over Tallahassee FAMU. HOOP FEST ALL NET

PAGE 10

LocalA10 | The Star Thursday, November 22, 2012NJROTC Real Life Exposure, Marty Jarosz: This grant will provide for the bus travel for 50 NJROTC cadets for their trip to the Naval Air Station in Jacksonville, Fl. The Cadets will be briefed on real time Navy missions, and be exposed to Active Duty Naval personnel and have the opportunity to y aircraft simulators. Sunshine for the Library, Angel Barbee: The grant funding will provide the Sunshine State Young Readers book collection so students in Port St. Joe can participate in the Sunshine Readers Award Program. The grant will provide for 2 copies of the 15 titles that make up the Sunshine Collection. These books were selected by the Florida Department of Educations Of ce of School Libraries and the Florida Association for Media in Education. Lights, Camera, Action!, Angel Barbee: This grant will fund the purchase of three video cameras for the TV Production class. This class makes videos which are shown to the student body every Friday morning. The videos are fun and provide helpful information for the students. Newspapers for College and Career Readiness, Patricia Hendricks: This grant will provide a daily newspaper for two English IV College Prep course classes. The students will read and respond to the newspaper in multiple of ways. Same Theory, Different Method, Kim McFarland: This grant would provide for 80 COACH workbooks. This Geometry resource consolidates lengthy lessons in three to four easy to understand sections, Cliff Notes version of the traditional textbook. The Coach workbook would be used on a weekly basis to summarize and close each section covered during the lesson week. Art Tables, Principal Jeremy Knapp: The art department will receive new tables and art stools for the art classroom. Julie Hodges is developing an exciting art program, and the tables and stools will create a classroom that is conducive to learning and developing ne art.Wewahitchka High SchoolPractice Makes Perfect, Debbie Gerber: This grant will provide online practice tests so students can practice the Microsoft Of ce 2010 course material and receive immediate feedback from Certiport, the testing center for Microsoft industry certi cation exams. Learning Accommodations, Michael Williams: The funding for this grant will provide headphones for use in the science lab at Wewahitchka Jr./Sr. High School. Students will be able to learn individually using the headphones, and will be able to cover science material. Preparing Students for Tomorrow, Principal Debbie Baxley: The funding from this grant will provide for the vocational/ industry certi cation exams and science consumable supplies for lab experiments. This funding will prepare students for the world of careers and college, and will provide numerous hands on science activities.Gulf County Adult SchoolEyewitness Book Library, Billy Hoover: This grant will provide an updated resource library for the Gulf County Adult School with the purchase of the Eyewitness Books Library Series, an addition of 31 hardcover books. THE ST. JOSEPH BAY GOLF CLUB & THE CAMP GORDON WWII MUSEUM WISHES TO THANK OUR WONDERFUL SPONSORS OF OUR RECENT SILENT AUCTION AND GOLF TOURNAMENT BILL & JANE MORRISSEY, INMEMORYOF DONALD C. TAYLOR, ARMYJOHN C. GAINOUS VFW POST 10069 AMERICAN LEGION POST 116 AMERICAN LEGION SAUL-BRIDGES POST 13 TALLAHASSEE DALYS WATER SPORTS CAMP GORDON JOHNSTON ASSOCIATION PORT ST. JOE MARINA THETHIRSTYGOAT GULF TO BAY CONST. MATHEWS LAW FIRM HANNON INS. AGCY. MCDANIEL CONSULTING TONY MINICHIELLO, INMEMORYOF JOHN X. MINICHIELLO, NAVYCAPITAL CITY BANK OLIVIER MONOD (ST GEORGE INN) SJBGC KENNY WOOD SUNSET COASTAL GRILL LINDA MINICHIELLO, INMEMORYOF WILLIE S. HOGUE, ARMY CULBRETHFINANCIAL GROUP MARK MINICHIELLO, INHONOROFARTHURJ.MINICHIELLO,NAVY APALACHICOLA ACE HARDWARE HOG WILD BBQ HOMETOWN BP & GRILL CITY OF CARRABELLE KERIGAN MARKETING ASSOCIATES BOYER SIGNS BAY CITY LODGE & RESTAURANT BARB & DAN VAN TREESE DURENS PIGGLY WIGGLY BLUEWATER OUTRIGGERS CENTENNIAL BANK THEFRAME SHOP-TALLAHASSEE ANN & MARTY JARDSZ JAY J. PULLI, IN MEMORY OF JOSEPH A. PULLI, ARMY L&B ENTERPRIZES, IN MEMORY OF LOUIS M. KIRBY, USAF GEORGE & DANA BOYER CURFEW LODGE 73 F & AM CARRABELLE MAINSTAY SUITES ALTERNATIVE ELECTRIC CO. PEPPERS RESTAURANT ST JOE ACE HARDWARE BEACH TIME VACATION RENTALS MUST SEE MAGAZINE ST. JOE AUTO PARTS CO. SISTERS RESTAURANT LYNNS JEWELRY, YARN & MORE OWL CAF MASON DIXON THE BOYER BAND (GEORGE, CLETUS & TOM) ADVANCE AUTO BAYSIDE FLORIST & GIFTS RAMSEYS PRINTING PICTURE PERFECTFRAME SHOP MARGE PARKER DANNY WARRUCK KELLEYFOODS EDWIN WATTS GOLF DAVE CASH AND THEGULF COUNTY TOURIST DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL & FRANKLIN COUNTY TOURIST DEVELOPMENT COUNCILAND,A BIG THANK YOU TO:MIKE ALLDIS, LAURIE JUNE, BARB VAN TREESE, MARY KELLY, BILL MORRISSEY, LINDA MINICHIELLO, KEN TUCKER, JACK KERIGAN,FATHER PHILFORTIN,THE PSJHS NROTC, MAJOR LT. COL (RET.) DAVID BUTLER, BOBBI WINCHESTER, JANE MORRISSEY, MAUREEN ALLDIS, DICK DAVIS, CMST WANDA WARRUCK ANDTHEENTIRE ST. JOSEPH BAY GOLF CLUB STAFF dbutler@coastalcoverage.com Locally owned and operated Home Business Auto Health Workers Comp Animal Hospital of Port St. Joe24-Emergency Service For Our Current Clients Quality Internal Medicine Soft Tissue/Orthopedic Surgery Dentistry Clean and Spacious Facility Mon, Tues, Thurs & Fri 8:00 AM 5:30 PM300 Long Ave PSJ, FL 32456 850-229-6009 Your Community Credit Union502 Woodward Avenue, Port Saint Joe, Ph: (850) 227-1156 101 East River Road, Wewahitchka, Ph: (850) 639-5024 248 US Highway 98, Eastpoint, Ph: (850) 670-1199 Toll-free: 1-877-874-0007 Email: emeraldcoast@fairpoint.net www.emeraldcoastfcu.com 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** HAPPYHOUR 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: GRANTS from page A2 BILLY HOOVER

PAGE 11

Sweet thumb: St. Joe Beach man grows giant potatoes COMMUNITY www.starfl.comThursday, November 22, 2012 BPage 1SectionStar Staff ReportVolunteers are needed to help cook, prepare, package and deliver 800 meals to needy individuals in Gulf County. Those interested should call Jerry Stokoe at 229-8440 or 348-9108. Anyone needing a Thanksgiving dinner should also call. Volunteers will meet at Oak Grove Assembly of God Church on Madison Street at 8 a.m. ET on Nov. 22. This will be the day for the heating, preparation, packaging and delivery of the dinners.Star Staff ReportThe St. Joseph Bay Golf Club will host the third annual Christmas Bazaar and Jingle Bell Golf Tournament on Dec. 7-8. The bazaar will take place from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET on Dec. 7 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET on Dec. 8. Come by and do your Christmas shopping in one place. Among the items offered will be jewelry, pottery, glass items, hand-stitched items, specialty breads, jams and jellies, handdyed clothing, notes/cards, holiday decorations and more. The Golf Club will be the drop-off site for new toys and money donations to help the Christmas Wishes program be a success. The Golf Club will offer muf ns and breakfast sandwiches in the morning and for several specials at lunch. They also will serve hot apple cider. Shop the Golf Club Pro Shop for golf shirts, T-shirts, golf hats or any golf accessories. The Jingle Bell Golf Tournament starts at noon ET on Dec. 8. The tournament format will be individual play with handicap from your normal tee with lots of extra Santa prizes. Entry fee is $45 for members and $55 for non-members. There is a $10 discount on the entry fee for any golfer bringing a new toy. Prize money will be $200 for rst place, $100 for second and $50 for third place, based on a minimum of 28 players. Money raised this year through booth rental, donation stockings at area stores and the golf tournament will go to Christmas Wishes, a program with the Gulf County Sheriff Dept. for needy children in Gulf County. St. Joseph Bay Golf Club will also be the drop-off center for new toys. For more information on booth rental ($15 for two days) or the bazaar, call Barb Van Treese at 227-9837, or for the golf tournament call 227-1751. Star Staff ReportThe Cape San Blas Lighthouse Gift Shop is open and operating two days a week at the historic Maddox House in Port St. Joe. The gift shop is located in the back of the house, which is located on Capt. Freds Place directly next door to the Tourist Development Council Welcome Center. You can complete your holiday shopping by picking up one of the several items on sale to support saving the Cape San Blas Lighthouse, including Christmas ornaments and a poster created by local photographer Debbie Hooper. The gift shop merchandise also includes an array of items related to the lighthouse and the history of the area. The Gift Shop is open Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. ET.By TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com Wayne Creel of St. Joe Beach could scarcely believe his eyes. He had brought in a new load of dirt to his home garden in the spring and had planted some sweet potatoes in the dirt. He had also planted some in his old garden. No real extra care was applied and Creel did nothing special as the sweet potatoes grew. He had simply planted sprouts from one potato in his garden and let them be. Interested in how they were fairing, Creel began digging last week. The more I dug, the bigger the potatoes got, Creel said. By the time he had unearthed two of the potatoes, he was looking at giants, one weighing more than seven pounds, the other ve-anda-half pounds, dwar ng anything Creel could purchase at the grocery store for this Thanksgiving table. Not that his giants will likely nd their way on to any holiday dinner table. I think I am going to show them off for awhile, Creel said with a smile as he tried to balance the two in his hands for a photo. I wonder that the record is, because those are some big potatoes, Creel said. While Creels potatoes were indeed monsters, it turns out the world record sweet potato is more than 80 pounds, and the record for one grown in North America is north of 60 pounds. Either way, Creel still has several growing in his new dirt, and he is anxious to learn whether they are indeed whoppers like the two he carried around last week.Lighthouse gift shop now open at Maddox House Wayne Creel of St. Joe Beach shows off the sweet potatoes he grew in his garden.Volunteers needed for Community Thanksgiving Christmas Bazaar, golf tourney set Lighthouse letters Local structures hold great deal of history The Cape San Blas Lighthouse is seen in a photo from the 1900s.Editors note: This is another in a continuing series on local pioneers and local history. Over the next few weeks, well take a look at the beginnings, the building speci cations, for lighthouses in the area. By BEVERLY MOUNT-DOUDSContributing Writer These next few weeks, Ill be sharing some letters about our local lighthouses. This could not have been completed without giving thanks rst to Mark Curenton and the Apalachicola Historical Society. Several years ago Mark let Marlene Womack and I go through boxes of old papers found in the cottage at the Raney House in Apalachicola. These boxes covered many areas of local history, one folder covering our lighthouses, and I was lucky enough to get the chance to copy these les. This week well cover the Cape San Blas and the Cape St. George Lighthouses. Here you will see that when they advertised for bids on rebuilding the lighthouses, this included both buildings and that they were built alike. Treasury Department, 5th Audit Of ce, April 26th 1848 Sir, I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of the letter of the Hon McCabel, with its indorse, which you referred to me this morning. In answer, I have to state, was in September last Mr. Spencer, the Collector and Superintendent of Lights at Apalachicola was directed by this of ce to advertise for proposals to erect two new Light Houses at Cape San Blas and Cape St. George, See LIGHTHOUSE B6TIM CROFT | The Star

PAGE 12

OFTHEWEEKPET St. Joseph Bay Humane SocietyGALEMeet Gale a DLH young cat. He is considered a special needs kitty because of an old ear injury. Gale is very smart, and friendly. He loves to play with toys and kids. He would make a wonderful pet for a family or companion for a senior. Please give this guy a second chance at a forever home. He even likes dogs but prefers to be the only kitty in the house. Gale meets the qualifications for a Pets for Patriots sponsored adoption. If you are unable to adopt at this time, perhaps you could foster or make a Donation. All pets adopted from SJBHS will be current on vaccinations and spayed/neutered. Please do not hesitate to email townsend.hsdirector@gmail.com or adoptbaystjoe@gmail.comor call the St. Joseph Bay Humane Society at 850-227-1103 and ask for Melody or Debbie! Online applications are available at http://www.sjbhumanesociety.org and will be emailed to our office or you can print and fax to 850-227-1191. SHBHS is a proud member of http://www.petsforpatriots.org WE REQUIRE ALLPOTENTIALADOPTERS TO COMPLETE ANAPPLICATION FORM.IF YOU ARE MISSING A PET, PLEASE CHECK WITH US! FACEBOOK: St. Joseph Bay Humane Society The Woodland Gatherings Of Coastal CabinFEATURING -Bear and Pelican Chainsaw Carvings Primitive, Cabin and Nautical CountrySeasonal Dcor Black Crow Candles Cherokee SoapsLocated in The Bay Breeze Antique Mall 306 Reid Avenue Downtown Port St. Joe, Florida COASTAL CABIN... Where The Water Meets The Woods SHOP LOCAL ON BLACK FRIDAY!15% OFFEVERYTHING IN STOREfrom -8:00 AM 8:00 PMNautical Gifts Christmas Ornaments Coastal Cabin Jewelry Local Artwork Handmade ItemsOne-stop Shop For All Your Holiday Gifts! (850)229-7774 306 Reid Ave Port St Joe, Fl 32456 (850)215-5777 1107 Beck Ave St. Andrews, FL 32401 SUNDAY BRUNCH MENU FULL BAR BEAUTIFUL SUNSETS HAPPY HOURS 57 PM NIGHTLY APPY HOUR 57 P M NIGHT H APPY HOUR H APPY HOUR H 57 P LIKE US ON FACEBOOK! Suits Many Colors, sizes 36 to 48 regular and long $69.99Big and Tall sizes 50 to 62 regular and long$89.99Silky tie and hanky sets$10.99Dress Shirts starting at $15.99many, many colors Wide selection of dress shoes and boots priced to sell Godfather hats $25.99SZoneFine, Fine Mens Clothingour Style our StoreY 227 N Tyndall PkwyCallaway, FL 32409 850-215-5949 S Z our Store Y our Store Y our Store MEDICARE PLANSEXCELLENT COVERAGE ANYONE CAN AFFORDTOP QUALITY COMPANY TUCKER LIFE-HEALTH INSURANCE, INC. RATED A+ BY BETTER BUSINESS BUREAURoss E. Tucker, Agentsince 1981Chartered Life Underwriter Registered Health Underwriter850-926-2200 or 800-226-7005www.tuckerlifehealth.com SocietyB2 | The Star Thursday, November 22, 2012 Happy 5th BirthdayTo our Beautiful daughter Aaliyah Thomas! Mommy & Daddy loves you very much! HAPPY BIRTHDAY Star Staff ReportIt is that time of year again for the Mexico Beach Golf Cart Christmas parade! The parade will be held on Sunday evening Dec. 2. The parade line up will be at 6 p.m. (CST) at the Police Department parking lot. Admission forms can be picked up at the City Hall, the CDC Of ce or from Traci Gaddis. Once again Gulf Coast Alarm will be providing a Commemorative Christmas medal to the rst 15 carts signed up. So grab that garland, plastic reindeer and lights and join the 4th annual Christmas Golf Cart Parade! For more information contact: Traci Gaddis 227-6770 ggaddis@gtcom.net. Happy Birthday to Marlo Thomas! Marlo you are the Best Father. Im proud to say you are my husband. I love you! Love, Amanda and Girls HAPPY BIRTHDAY Happy 9th Birthday Taylor Bug!We love you very much!! Love, Daddy, Kari, Rylan, Bailey, Bubba, Marissa, Zinny & Nena OH! and Fortune HAPPY BIRTHDAY McPhersons to mark 60th wedding anniversaryA special reception will be held Sunday afternoon in honor of Leonard and Arlene McPherson, of Carrabelle, on the occasion of their 60th wedding anniversary. The McPhersons were married on Nov. 27, 1952 in Fort Dodge, Iowa. The McPhersons have ve children, Connie McPherson, of Tallahassee; Chris McPherson, of Carrabelle; Shawn McPherson, of Panama City; and Mishelle McPherson, of Mexico Beach. A son, Craig McPherson, passed away in 2008. The reception at the Carrabelle Boat Club will be held this Sunday, Nov. 25, from 2 to 6 p.m. All family and friends are invited. Please RSVP for more information by calling (850) 363-2694. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY Time to decorate your golf carts

PAGE 13

Special to The StarFaith Christian School students and staff recently had a packing party to bene t Operation Christmas Child. Earlier in the month, classes were assigned needed items such as crayons, notepads, soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste and of course, toys. The supplies were organized and on packing party day, each student packed a shoebox with items they chose for a boy or girl their own age. This years packing party was a blessing to all who participated and will bring joy to children around the world. Thank you to all who donated supplies and money for shipping. The shoeboxes will be loaded by the students and delivered to a local dropoff site. The mission of Operation Christmas Child is to demonstrate Gods love in a tangible way to needy children around the world, and together with the local church worldwide, to share the Good News of Jesus Christ. VARIANCE NOTICEThe City of Port St. Joe Planning and Development Review Board will hold a Meeting to discuss a Request for a Variance on December 11, 2012, 4:00 P.M. EST, at City Hall at 305 Cecil Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL for Juanice Grin located at 2007 Palm Blvd., Parcel # 05593-003R. The reason for the request is Per Section 3.03(9) 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 Planningand 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 TANNING, WAXING, EAR PIERCING, FEATHERS, FASHION EXTENSIONS & UP DOS.Walk-ins Welcome With Mani/Pedi Combo10%OFF PolishEXPIRES: 11/14/12 TANNING, WAXING, EAR PI E RCING, F E A T A T A H E RS, FASHION EX TE NSIONS & U P DOS. Your Full Service Wedding and Event Florist Over 35 Years Experience.208 Reid Avenue, Downtown Port St. Joe850.229.1111www.BaysideFloristPSJ.com Gifts Ornaments Jewelry School News / LocalThe Star| B3Thursday, November 22, 2012 The Lions TaleFront row: TaNiyah Bryan, Jasmine AldanaSandoval, Hallie Mize. Middle row: Ian Finch, Kayleigh Clayton, Parker Cornwell. Back row: Kerrion Travis, Trey Bowles, Jade Cothran, Haley HardySPECIAL TO THE STARSpecial to The StarThe spirit of the holidays will come alive in the main hallway of Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf as the hospitals Volunteer Guild hosts its third annual Christmas Spectacular Sunday through Friday, Dec. 2-7. Guests of the spectacular will discover unique holiday decorations, tree ornaments, manger scenes, angels, gift items, holiday games, festive toys, and table dcor. The event hours will be Sunday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. ET, Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-2 p.m. and Friday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. We even hope to have a visit from Santa on Friday. said Paulina Pendarvis, Volunteer Coordinator. Santa is scheduled to arrive at 5 p.m. on Friday for milk and cookies. Ms. Pendarvis shared, Santa did mention that hed love for parents to bring their cameras to take pictures of him with their children. The Sacred Heart Gift Shop is a non-pro t fundraising program operated by the Sacred Heart Hospital Volunteer Guild. Proceeds generated from the Gift Shop and this sale will support services at Sacred Heart. For more information about the Gift Shop or the holiday sale, please call the volunteer desk at (850) 229-5788. Display booths are not available for the public. About the Volunteer Guild At the core of Sacred Hearts long tradition of caring for the sick, the poor and the vulnerable, stands a group of volunteers whose willing hearts and helping hands have served generations of families during their time of need. Over 90 volunteers freely give of their time, talents and energy at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf. Collectively the volunteers have given 18,000 hours of service since the hospital has been opened. Through membership dues, fundraising activities and gift shop sales, the Volunteer Guild will provide donations for the hospital and our community. For more information about Sacred Heart Volunteer Guild, contact Paula Pickett, Guild Membership Chair, at (850) 227-7535 or visit www.sacredheartonthegulf. org. Sacred Heart Hospital Guild to host holiday sale Dec. 2-7 Special to The StarBasketball Port St Joe Jr./Sr. High has a full season of excitement at all levels of competition. Boys teams include Varsity, Junior Varsity and Junior High with Girls teams at the Varsity and the Junior High levels. Boys Varsity has already competed at the Godby Tip-Off Classic and both Junior High Squads competed last Saturday at our own Hoops Fest. Varsity boys opened at home on Nov. 19 with girls kicking off their season against Rutherford at home on Nov. 27. Junior High girls are off to a fast start with victories over Blountstown and Hosford Middle Schools last week. Our boys junior high team kicks off its season away versus Wewahitchka on Nov. 26 at 5 p.m. All team schedules are posted on the schools website http://psjhs-gcs.schoolloop. com. Soccer Both varsity teams will be home on Nov. 27 against Franklin County and again on the 30th against Freeport. Come out and support our girls and boys teams as they vie for their respective district titles and more. All team schedules are posted on the schools Website http://psjhs-gcs.schoolloop.com/ NJROTC The cadets of Port St Joe NJROTC wish to thank John C. Gainous VFW Post 10069 and the posts Ladies Auxiliary for their outstanding support. Without the help of these outstanding organizations, the NJROTC would not be able to participate in planned trips to Orlando, Titusville and New Port Richey during the school year to compete with other units. You never look as good as when you are helping someone else, and VFW Post 10069 looks the best. Special thanks go out to Commander Rick Armstrong, Bill Loftus, Kenny Wood and Linda Deller for your exceptional support. NHS The National Honor Society will be holding a Blood Drive at the school from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. ET on Dec. 4. Please join our students in this life saving endeavor. School event bene ts Operation Christmas Child PHOTOS SPECIAL TO THE STAR DAZZLING DOLPHINS

PAGE 14

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 Wednesday: Children: 6:15 p.m. ET Youth: 6:15 p.m. ET Choir: 7:00 p.m. ET Bro. Jim Fillingim Interim Pastor 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 SUNDAY : WORSHIP AT SUNSETPARK 8 AM (CST) 10:30 AM (CST) ON THE 2ND SUNDAY OF THE MONTH SUNDAY: BIBLE CLASS 9:30 AM (CST) MONDAY : LIFETREE CAF 7 PM (CST) TUESDAY: MENS BIBLE STUDY 6:30 PM (CST) WEDNESDAY: WOMENS BIBLE STUDY 5 PM (CST)1602 Hwy 98, Mexico Beach, FL(850) 648.1151 www.livingwateratthebeach.com Jerry Arhelger, SOUTHERLAND FAMILY FUNERAL HOME507 10th Street Port St. Joe(850) 229-8111 TO KNOW CHRIST AND TO MAKE HIMKNOWNST. JAMES EPISCOPAL CHURCH800 22ND STREET, PORT ST. JOE8:00 and 11:00 a.m. (EST) Sunday School 9:45 www.stjamesepiscopalchurch.orgCome worship with us! Rector Father Tommy Dwyer St. Peters Church, ACC(Traditional Services 1928 BCP) Morning Prayer & Holy Communion Sunday...............10:00 A.M. Community Healing Service 6:00 P.M. 4th Thursday of Every MonthThe Rev. Dr. D. Pete Windham, Priest The Rev Lou Little, Deacon Services Temporarily at Senior Citizens Center, 120 Library DriveAn Unchanging Faith In A Changing World Morning Prayer & Holy Communion Sunday...............10:00 A.M.The Rev. Lou Little, PriestServices Temporarily at Senior Citizens Center, 120 Library Drive An Unchanging Faith In A Changing World COMFORTER FUNERAL HOMEW. P. Rocky ComforterL.F.D.(850) 227-1818 Mrs. Elizabeth C. Harrell of Oklahoma City, OK, formerly of Port St. Joe, Fla., went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, in Oklahoma. She was 81. A wake service will be held Friday, November 23, 2012 from 6-7 p.m. ET, at Mt. Carmel Missionary Baptist Church, 300 Avenue D, Port St. Joe, Fla. No other viewing is planned. Funeral services will be Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 1 p.m. (EST), at Mt. Carmel Missionary Baptist Church, Port St. Joe, Fla. with the Reverend Luther Baker, of ciating. Mrs. Harrell will be laid to rest in the Forest Hill Cemetery in Port St. Joe, Fla. under the directions of Christian Memorial Chapel of Graceville, FL. Christian Memorial Chapel M. Sue & Rodney D. Pittman Memorial Chapel 5441 Cooper Street Post Of ce Box 504 Graceville, Florida 32440 (850) 263-6834 (850) 263-1985 FaxElizabeth C. HarrellIf someone were to ask you how Jesus would act, What would your answer be? Would you tell them to watch a deacon or a preacher, Or would you say just watch me? If youre saved, folks should know by the way you live. By the way you talk, and by the way you give. If you dont show it in your life each day, Those watching you will never nd the way. If the words you speak dont go with your walk, Folks wont listen long to a hypocrite talk. But, if you show Jesus in your walk each day, Someone watching you, just might nd the way. Whether you know or not, you lead someone each day, Be careful where you lead, dont lead them a-stray. Billy Johnson By TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com The vision came to James Wiley one early morning. Wiley could see an assembly of folks at Centennial Park in Port St. Joe, surrounding the monument that commemorates the signing of Floridas Constitution in December 1838. There were microphones and speakers and songs of patriotism and faith. It just would not go away, Wiley said of what he could only describe as his brain manifesting what was in his heart and soul. I felt like I was being directed. I thought about those men gathering to sign the Florida Constitution and I wondered what we would do to honor God around that same time. That gave birth to the Day of Declaration, which will be held at Constitution Park beginning at 11 a.m. ET on Saturday, Dec. 1. The date does not exactly coincide with the signing of Floridas Constitution, which occurred Dec. 3, but the weekend allowed greater exibility in scheduling. Speci cally for Congressman Steve Southerland who will be among the speakers, along with State Rep. Marti Coley. There remains hope that Gov. Rick Scott will also be able to attend. The Port St. Joe High School NJROTC program will present the colors and a community choir comprised of choir members in churches around the community will be singing patriotic and spiritual songs. This is not an Oak Grove thing, Wiley said of Oak Grove Community Church, of which he is pastor. This is something that believers across the board will be coming together. In addition, Wiley emphasizes that this is not a revival, not an event at which religion will be pushed. It is, Wiley said, a day to refortify a central theme of the Founding Fathers, not just of the state of Florida but of the United States of America. This has nothing to do with politics, Wiley said. People of faith are still here. We need to come together and show people that there are people of faith here. In the formulations of his ideas on the event, Wiley focused on two written passages. One came from the Florida Constitution, the rst paragraph of which states that the delegates, Being grateful to Almighty God for the inalienable rights and liberties, a passage nearly identical to the U.S. Constitution. The other written passage comes from the Bible and Psalms 33:12: Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord. The two, Wiley said, combine to demonstrate the link between faith and the rights and liberties enjoyed by citizens of the United States. That is why the Day of Declaration is also about patriotism while celebrating faith. I dont think you can truly be patriotic without faith, Wiley said. And if you are of faith, you have to be patriotic. If we remove faith from our society, we dont have a country. Wiley said his idea for a day to celebrate faith and country sprang from an event he observed in Orlando last year, a day in which people of faith gathered to help the homeless of the city. He took the concept, once he had it formulated, to Mayor Mel Magidson who will also speak during the event and to the local Ministerial Association. Everywhere I went, people said, Yeah, I identify with that, Wiley said. What I hope is there will be such an overwhelming response. People have assumed faith was diminishing. But coming together, it sends a message. It is a celebration. We want it to be celebratory. It is a celebration of who we really are. Those wishing to donate to the event may contact Father Tommy Dwyer with the Ministerial Alliance. Dwyer can be contacted at St. James Episcopal Church at 227-1845. Special to The StarThe impact of prayer will be explored at Lifetree Caf at 7 p.m. CT on Monday, Nov. 26. Sixty-three percent of Americans say they pray daily, says Lifetree Representative Craig Cable. But does prayer make any difference? Does praying somehow sway God? The Lifetree event, titled The Mystery of Prayer, offers participants the chance to share their own stories about prayer and gain practical suggestions for connecting with God. Admission to the 60minute event is free. Snacks and beverages are available. Lifetree Caf is located at 1602 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. FAITHThursday, November 22, 2012 Page B4This business invites you to visit the church of your choice this week. www.starfl.comDay of Declaration to be Dec. 1 Obituary The mystery of prayer explored at Lifetree Who are you leading, where?I dont think you can truly be patriotic without faith. And if you are of faith, you have to be patriotic. If we remove faith from our society, we dont have a country.James Wiley founder of Day of Declaration

PAGE 15

LocalThe Star| B5Thursday, November 22, 2012 (2012.108) REBECCA L. NORRIS, CLERK Star Staff ReportThere will be a Beekeepers Field Day and Trade Show Saturday, Dec. 1 at the Washington County Extension Ofce in Chipley. Registration begins at 9 a.m. CT. Class rotations begin at 10 a.m. and continue until 12 noon. There will be a Smoker Lighting Contest, lunch and judging before a general session at 1:15 p.m. CT on Pollen and Nectar Producing Plants presented by Lawrence Cutts and Elmore Herman. Topics in the class rotations include Hive Assembly by Doug Corbin and Elmore Herman; Open Hive Demonstration by Jeff Pippin, Jamie Ellis and David Westervelt; and Winter Hive Management by Lawrence Cutts. Beekeeper Advanced Training classes will be offered by interactive videoconference to selected counties on the evenings of Feb. 18, Feb. 25, March 4 and March 11. More details to follow. The cost of the Field Day and Trade Show is $15 per person, $10 for additional family members. For more information call the Gulf County Extension Ofce at 639-3200 or the Franklin County Extension Ofce at 653-9337.Special to The StarEvery year, holiday travelers take to the skies and ride the rails, but most hit the highways. This year, AAA projects 43.6 million people will travel at least 50 miles from their home approximately 90 percent of whom are expected to drive over the Thanksgiving holiday. Your BBB has some tips to help you stay safe on the road this holiday season. Create a car safety kit: Holiday driving may include the threat of dangerous winter weather. Snow and ice can lead to accidents, especially for Florida residents who may not be used to driving in such conditions. Prepare for bad weather by creating a safety kit that includes blankets, ashlights with extra batteries, a radio, a rst aid kit, jumper cables, non-perishable foods like granola bars and nuts, bottled water, an ice scraper and warm gloves. Take the car in for a checkup: Breaking down can denitely put a damper on the holiday spirit! Take your car in for a checkup before making the trip. At the very least, check the cars uid levels, wipers and tires. If you plan on driving through serious winter weather, consider getting snow tires. Start early and slow down: You will be one of millions traveling for the holidays. Give yourself extra time to make the trip. Dont speed: speeding leads to accidents and trafc tickets, both of which delay your trip even more. Anticipate delays and schedule appropriately. Take your BBB with you: When youre away from home and in the midst of an emergency, its hard to know which businesses such as tow trucks and locksmiths are trustworthy. BBBs free iPhone app and mobile website can help you nd businesses you can trust when you cant get to a computer. Drop the distractions: Make sure youre not driving when turning to BBB! According to the National Safety Council, nearly 25 percent of accidents happen when people are distracted by talking on their cell phones or sending text messages. When youre behind the wheel, dont send or read text messages or surf the web. If you think youll be tempted to talk on the phone, turn it off, put it on silent or hand over control of the phone to another passenger. And nominate someone else to fumble with the GPS.Beekeepers Field Day and Trade Show set Better Business Bureau gives tips for safe holiday travels

PAGE 16

LocalB6 | The Star Thursday, November 22, 2012 in place of two which had been built at St. Georges Island, and St. Joseph Island, agreeably to plans and descriptions sent to him from this of ce. The contactor was to use such of the materials in the old houses as would answer including the lanterns and lighting apparatus. Mr. Spencer was directed in order to save time, to accept the lowest bid and enter into a contract with the party provided it was written to the appropriation and forward a list of all the bids to this of ce. On the 5th of November he sent me a list of the bids, informing me that he entered into a contract with Edward Bowden for $13,400 dollars, whose bid was the lowest and had required bond and security for the faithful performance once the contract, in the sum of $10,000 dollars. This last measure, however, was unnecessary, as no payment was to be made until the building were nished, and this afforded suf cient security that they would be faithfully built. The buildings were to have been done by the 1st of March last, but I have not yet heard whether they were nished or not. The following is a list of the bids received from by: Thorn & Oakley $14,400 Henry F. Simmons $13,995 Wm G. M. Davis $13,500 A.T. Bennett $13,500 Edward Bowden $13,400 The appropriation for the two Light Houses was 16,000 dollars. I have the honor to be, Sir, very respectfully, Your Obit, Servant. Stephen Pleasonton The Hon. Robert J. Walker, Secretary of the Treasury Treasury Department 5th Audit Of ce November 8th 1848 Sir, In an account just received from you I nd charged the sum of $276 dollars, for services of A.T. Bennett as Inspector (or Overseer) of the building of the new Light Houses from the 1st July to 30th September last, which as a charge against the agreement is clearly inadmissible. In my letter to you the 22nd June last, after stating that the contractor ought to have had both the Lights done two months preciosity (your advertisement only till 31st March) I expected to inform him that if he did not proceed with almost dispatch to nish the Cape St. George Lighthouse. I would with his payment as long as he had exceeded them; and in your ___ letter you informed me that his contract allowed him to the 1st of June, I must now add, that this last date is the latest to which I can consent to subject the Government to the expense of an overseer of the work, and that all further claims for such service must be refused to the contractor himself, the accounts and vouchers is herewith continued. I have the honor to be, very respectfully, Your Obit, Servant S. Pleasonton Samuel W. Spencer, Esq. Superintendent of Lights Custom House Apalachicola, Fla. November 20th 1848 Sir, Your letter of the 8th November returning the vouchers of A.T. Bennett for $276 as overseer of Light House now building in this District, as a charge which is deemed inadmissible against the Government is received. I am at the lost to understand why the accounts is rejected, as I had from you a promissory order to employ a suitable person for such service, and have made the order revoked by any ___ communication. In your letter dated November 19th 1847 fore say, You will appoint a suitable merchant or overseer of the work (the building the Light House) and will include him to attend to it day by day to progress and most upon the being well done, you will allow him $3 dollars per day whilst the work is necessary progressing. In your letter of 22nd June last to which you refer, you say You will inform the contractor that if he does not use the upmost departed, you will withhold his pay so long as he has acceded the time in which he should have nished the work. In that letter before me, there is no mention made of the overseer, and there was no other instructions in regards to him except those of the 19 November 1847, which authorized me to employ one to attend on the building day by day during the necessary progress. P.S. You will be pleased to advice me at what period you now calculate upon having the Cape St. George Light House lit up? Treasury Department 5th Audit Of ce November 29th 1848 Sir, I received this morning your letter of the 20 inst. When it is considered that the contractor for building the Cape St. George Light House, was to have nished in it agreeably to his contract on the 1st March, and he was allowed by you until the 1st of June for certain consideration to complete it, and when I could have had all this work by the 1st March by Eastern Workmen, that you should send in account for an overseer of the work, at $3 dollars a day, from the 1st of July to the 30th of September amounting to $276 dollars, when it appears they could not have been anything for him to do, for it would have nished the building before the 1st of June. I am ____ observed that this whole business has been such as to afford me great cause to complain; rst in your prolonging the time to the 1st June, and afterwards apologizing for the delay on the part of the Contractor to nish the work, when you ought to have given him notice to quit, as leaving for failed to contract. But I have the greatest reason to complain of your sending me an account for the pay. Nothing was the same in that letter of my referring the charge for such services to the contractor, as you have spoken of in your last letter. The work has been progressing (although slowly) since services, and believing that I should act in accordance with my rst and only instructions. I have employed Mr. Bennett constantly up to this day. He has ___ the service and been paid by me. I could not do otherwise without neglecting the interest of the Government. The work has been delay but not through my neglect of inattention. I was unable to complete the contractor proceed faster, the reason for which I have stated in my letter to you forwarded on the 6th of time, nor could I with the instructions before me allow him to proceed at all without some competed overseer. I have done the best circumstances allow, and feel greatly disappointed that any delay should have occurred. I hope therefore you will reconsider the matter, and pay the account. The completion of the work is now progressing more rapidly, and will be nished and the House ready for Lighting by the 15th of December, as stated in my letter to you of the 6th of time. Respectfully, Your Obit Servant, (signed) Samuel W. Spencer Stephen Pleasonton, Esq. 5th Audit Of ce Washington *Note: Eastern Workman (US Federal Case Law) Treasury Department 5th Audit Of ce August 9th 1849 Sir, In the year 1847 Congress made appropriations for building a Light House at Cape San Blass and Cape St. George in Florida, and the Collector at Apalachicola, Samuel W. Spencer, Esq.; was directed to advertise for proposals and accepts the lowest bids for erecting both building. Edward Bowden was represented to be the lowest bidder for both buildings and contract was entered into him by W. Spencer, for $13,400 dollars for both buildings to be completed by the 1st of March 1848. The one at Cape St. George however, was not, completed on the 1st of March, and W. Spencer prolonged the time to the 1st of June 1848. He was directed to employ a suitable overseer of the work day by day as it project, and to allow him $3 dollars per day whilst employed. This authority of course extended only to the time they contract had to run, which in the case of Cape St. George building located on the 1st June. On the 1st October 1848, W. Spencer sent me a account from the overseer of $276 dollars as his compensation from 1st June to30th September, at $3 dollars per ann____. This account was returned and W. Spencer as inadmissible, in a letter, a copy of which is unclear. Dated, November 8th 1848. In reply to the letter, under date of the 20th November following, he expresses astonishment that I showed reject to this claim; as he had from me a presenters order to employ a suitable person for such service, and had never had the order revoked, when the authority was clearly limited to the duration if the contract and there was no occasion to revoked it. The truth is, as appears by W. Spencers letter, that the contractor had lost his boats, and was unable to go on with the work until late in the Fall, and did not nish the Cape St. George Lighthouse, being the last, until 23rd December, and as stated by Mr. Simmons, the attorney of Bowden, the overseer was not present at the building one week, during the whole time from June to December; and yet Spencer, as Mr. Simmons states, he deducted from the contract price not only the $276 dollars rejected by me, but a further sum for the wages of the overseer to the time of the completion of the building. The sum so deducted he claims to be restored to him by the United States, to which I am altogether approve for in the rst place, it would be a virtual payment of the claim, of the overseer, which has no foundation and in the next place it does not appear by W. Spencer accounts that he has deducted anything from the contracts, for he has forwarded his receipts for the entire contracted price, $13,400 dollars. I respectfully submit the case however, to you consideration, and demand, upon the request of Mr. Westcott and Mr. Simmons the attorney of the contracts now herein. I have the honor to be yours respectfully your obit servant, S. Pleasonton The Hon. William M. Meredith Secretary of the Treasury Custom House, Boston Collectors Of ce Dec. 5th 1851 Sir, The proposals for rebuilding the Light Houses in Florida were opened this day, in conformity with your instructions of the 15th ____; of here with I send for a list of the several bids, Viv: Dog Island Cape St. G eorge Thos. B. Grose $7,445 $8,445 Jas R. Dockray $6.995 $7,995 Hersey Howell $8,142 $10,814 W.A. James & Thos. Boyd $9,585 $12,570 Caleb King $6,493 $7,445 Charles Emerson & Edwin Adams $5,248 $6,398 Charles W. Geymoun $8,442 $11,500 You will observe that the offers made by Emerson & Adams, are the lowest, but their aggregate bid is 11,48 dollars higher than the sum limited in January letter, I have therefore declined to enter into contract and wait for further instructions in the premises. I am your very respectfully your obit servant, Philip Greely Jr. (clerk) Samuel Pleasonton, Esq. 5th District, Washington D.C. Should I conclude to accept the bid of Emerson & Adams, I take pleasure in saying that they are responsible persons. Treasury Department Fifth Audit Of ce December 11, 1851 Sir, To your information, I have the honor to enclose a copy of an advertisement, which the Superintendent of Lights at Boston, was instructed to publish, inviting proposals for rebuilding the Light Houses at Dog Island and Cape St. George, Florida, which were undermined by the sea and destroyed, August last, during a tornado, together with a copy of this letter containing a list of all bids he had received for erecting the work, these buildings are to be completed ___ will perceive, by the 1st of May next and will be paid for out of the annual appropriation for maintaining the Light House establishment. For rebuilding Cape San Blas Light, which was not considered as important as the other two, I have inserted a suf cient sum in my estimate for the service of the next scal year. With the materials of the old Light House at the above named places, as they were not t to form a part of the new towers, I have directed the Superintendent at Apalachicola, to erect a new dwelling for the keeper at Cape St. George, in place of one destroyed, and repair the one at Dog Island, which was only partially destroyed. The buildings now to be erected are to be put upon piles, the ____ which was to be believed to exist when the former buildings were erected. It was than suffused the water from the sea, could never reach their foundations, in which case it was well known there can be no better foundation than sand. Being undeceived in this respect, I have now provided that these Houses shall be built in such manner, as to preclude all apprehension for their safety in the future. I have the honor to be Your very respectfully, your obit servant, Stephen Pleasonton The Hon. Thomas Coswin, Secretary of the Treasury *Notes: Samuel W. Spencer: Florida Militia Colonel Samuel W. Spencer, a Maryland-born forty-fouryear-old physician from Franklin County, who had resided in Florida for a decade. Stephen Pleasonton: Remembered mostly for his work in establishing the Lighthouse Establishment. He was appointed to oversee operations of the United States Light House Establishment. THE PANAMA CITY PICTORIAL BOOK IS HERE! $39.95+ TAX BUY NOW! THE NEWS HERALDMAKESTHEPERFECTGIFT FOR FAMILYAND FRIENDS! ______Copies at $39.95 plus $3.00 tax per book and pick up my order at The News Herald oce. Name ___________________________________________________________________________________________ Address __________________________________________________________________________________________ City ______________________________________________________ State _______________ Zip ________________ Phone (_____) ______________________ E-mail _________________________________________________________Signature ________________________________________________________________________________ Charge Card Number_____________________________________ Security Code______________Exp. Date_____________________ Payable to: The News Herald VISA THE NEWS HERALD THE NEWS HERALD GET YOUR COPY TODAY $ 39 .95 AKES THE PER F ECT $ .95 JUST IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS! PANAMACITY.PICTORIALBOOK.COMMAIL IN FORM OR ORDER ONLINE AT:I wish to order: ____ Copies at $39.95 plus $2.60 tax per book and pick up my order (mail in form only) at The News Herald oce. Total $42.55/book ____Copies at $39.95 plus $5.95 shipping and handling and $2.60 tax per book and have my order shipped to the address below. Total $48.50/bookTOTAL AMOUNT ENCLOSED:__________ Name ________________________________________________ Address _______________________________________________ City _________________________ State ______ ZIP ____________ Phone ( )_____________ E-mail __________________________ ____________________________________________________ Signature ____________________________________________________ Charge Card Number Security Code Exp. Date PAYMENTMETHOD CHECK/MONEYORDER Payable to: The News Herald VISA AMEX MASTERCARD DISCOVER LIGHTHOUSE from page B1

PAGE 17

LocalThe Star| B7Thursday, November 22, 2012 89328S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 01-2012CA-000164 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Plaintiff, v. STEVEN WHITE; BRANDY A. WHITE; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; ALL OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAME UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS Defendant(s) NOTICE OF ACTION STEVEN WHITE Last Known Address: 303 Linda Avenue Panama City, Florida 32401 Current Address: Unknown Previous Address: 230 W Creekview Drive Wewahitchka, Florida 32465 Previous Address: 4424 Collegiate Lane Panama City, Florida 32405 Previous Address: 5505 Sun Harbor Road, Apartment 159 Panama City, Florida 32401 BRANDY A. WHITE Last Known Address: 303 Linda Avenue Panama City, Florida 32401 Current Address: Unknown Previous Address: 230 W Creekview Drive Wewahitchka, Florida 32465 Previous Address: 4424 Collegiate Lane Panama City, Florida 32405 Previous Address: 5505 sun Harbor Road, Apartment 159 Panama City, Florida 32401 ALL OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAME UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS whose residence is unknown if he/she/they be living; and if he/she/they be dead, the unknown defendants who maybe spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees, and all parties claiming an interest by, through, under or against the Defendants, who are not known to be dead or alive, and all parties having or claiming to have any right, title or interest in the property described in the mortgage being foreclosed herein YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in Gulf County, Florida: LOT 1, BLOCK D, STONE MILL CREEK ESTATES, AN UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SECTION 3, TOWNSHIP 4 SOUTH, RANGE 10 WEST, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA A ND THENCE RUN S 89 55 18 E ALONG THE SOUTH BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID SECTION 3 FOR 1293.98 FEET; THENCE S 00 25 04 W FOR 342.98 FEET; THENCE N 89 24 46 E FOR 395.83 FEET; THENCE N 89 57 41 E FOR 33.00 FEET TO THE CENTERLINE OF A 66.00 FOOT WIDE ROADWAY FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE N 89 57 41 E FOR 33.00 FEET; THENCE N 89 2446 E FOR 140.00 FEET; THENCE N 04 0538 E FOR 327.24 FEET TO THE CENTERLINE OF A 66.00 FOOT WIDE ROADWAY; THENCE N 87 55 41 W ALONG SAID CENTERLINE FOR 199.92 FEET; THENCE S 00 35 14 E ALONG SAID CENTERLINE FOR 335.12 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. SUBJECT TO A 33.00 FOOT WIDE ROADWAY EASEMENT ALONG THE NORTHERLY AND WESTERLY BOUNDARIES. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 2007 MANUFACTURED HOME SERIAL NUMBER WHC016484GAA AND WHC016484GAB This property is located at the Street address of. 230 W Creekview Drive, Wewahitchka, Florida 32465 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses on or before December 8th, 2012, a date which is within 30 days after the first publication, if any, on Elizabeth R.Wellborn, P.A., Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is 350 Jim Moran Blvd., Suite 100, Deerfield Beach, Florida 33442, and file the original with this Court either before service on Plaintiff s attorney, or immediately thereafter; otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint or petition. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the court on November 1st, 2012. REBECCA L. (BECKY) NORRIS CLERK OF THE COURT Attorney for Plaintiff: Michael T. Gelety, Esq. Elizabeth R. Wellborn, P.A. 350 Jim Moran Blvd, Suite 100 Deerfield Beach, FL 33442 Phone: (954) 354-3544 Fax: (954) 354-3545 Primary E mail: Mgelety@erwlaw.com Secondary Email: Erwparalegal.boa2@erwla w.com IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, Persons with a disability needing special accommodation in order to access court facilities or participate in a court proceeding at any courthouse 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: 1-800955-8771; Email: ADARequest @judl4.flcourts.org. November 15, 22, 2012 89348S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION: CASE NO.: 08-00476 U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE, Plaintiff, ERNEST REESE ANTLEY; SATA M. ANTLEY, UNKNOWN TENANT (S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Resetting Foreclosure Sale dated the 1st day of November, 2012, and entered in case No. 08-00476, of the Circuit Court of the 14TH Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida, wherein U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE, it the Plaintiff and ERNEST REESE ANTLEY; SATA M. ANTLEY, UNKNOWN TENANT (S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, are defendants. The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the, FRONT LOBBY OF THE GULF COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 1000 5TH STREET, PORT ST. JOE, FL 32456, 11:00 AM on the 29th day of November, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOTS 8, 10, AND 12, BLOCK 56, CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL MAP THEREOF ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. including the buildings, appurtenances, and fixtures located thereon. ANY PERSON CLAIMCLASSIFIEDSThursday, November 22, 2012 The Star | B7 Trades & Services GET YOUR AD IN227-7847TODAY!CALL 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 Rays Quality Service NO JOB TOO SMALL! J.J.s Tree Service, LLC Stump Grinder Licensed & Insured Call John : (850) 899-8432 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 Dri Brite Brite Brite Brite Brite 850-229-966315 Years of Service!Steam Cleaning & Remediation 24 Hour Water Extraction By TOM McLAUGHLIN The Daily News Millions of dollars from BP have been set aside to restore bird and sea turtle nesting habitats along the coast in Northwest Florida. The state Department of Environmental Protection and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission announced Thursday that more than $6.3 million will be used to help restore 170 miles of coastline disrupted by oil and response impacts in 2010-11. These restoration projects are important for our environment, our businesses and the communities that rely on these incredible natural habitats, Gov. Rick Scott said in a news release. Beach-nesting bird habitats affected by the cleanup work after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill will be targeted in one project approved for funding by Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees, the news release said. Nesting areas from the Gulf Islands National Seashore Mississippi District east to Gulf and Franklin counties in Florida will be restored. In Florida, Gulf, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, Walton, Escambia, Bay, and Franklin counties will bene t from the money. Okaloosa County Commissioner Dave Parisot was under the impression there would be no more NRDA project announcements before next spring. He said earlier is better for Northwest Florida. Restoration projects done early will provide a greater bene t to the environment and economy than work done later, he said. A second project approved plans to reduce arti cial lighting impacts on nesting habitat for sea turtles, speci cally loggerhead turtles, the release said. Baby sea turtles use moonlight to orient themselves as they make their way from their nests on the beach to the Gulf. Lighting from hotels, restaurants or parking lots have been known to confuse the hatchlings and cause fatal stranding incidents. Project Restoring the Night Sky would, if successfully implemented, reduce the amount of arti cial light shining on beaches where turtles nest. Sandy beach public properties from Baldwin County, Ala., to Gulf and Franklin counties in Florida will be targeted, the news release said. That includes Okaloosa, Santa Rosa and Walton counties. A public hearing on both projects was held recently in Pensacola. The restoration work will begin sometime after the hearing. The projects are timed to enhance the bird and turtle nesting ground as the spring 2013 nesting season begins, the news release said. Funds being used come from a $1 billion pot BP set aside in April 2011 for early restoration efforts. It is the second round of projects to be funded. The rst round saw $4.9 million go to Escambia County for boat ramp construction and dune restoration.Funds available for bird, sea turtle nesting habitats These restoration projects are important for our environment, our businesses and the communities that rely on these incredible natural habitats.Gov. Rick Scott 89328S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 01-2012CA-000164 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Plaintiff, v. STEVEN WHITE; BRANDY A. WHITE; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; ALL OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAME UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS Defendant(s) NOTICE OF ACTION STEVEN WHITE Last Known Address: 303 Linda Avenue Panama City, Florida 32401 Current Address: Unknown Previous Address: 230 W Creekview Drive Wewahitchka, Florida 32465 Previous Address: 4424 Collegiate Lane Panama City, Florida 32405 Previous Address: 5505 Sun Harbor Road, Apartment 159 Panama City, Florida 32401 BRANDY A. WHITE Last Known Address: 303 Linda Avenue Panama City, Florida 32401 Current Address: Unknown Previous Address: 230 W Creekview Drive Wewahitchka, Florida 32465 Previous Address: 4424 Collegiate Lane Panama City, Florida 32405 Previous Address: 5505 sun Harbor Road, Apartment 159 Panama City, Florida 32401 ALL OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAME UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS whose residence is unknown if he/she/they be living; and if he/she/they be dead, the unknown defendants who maybe spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees, and all parties claiming an interest by, through, under or against the Defendants, who are not known to be dead or alive, and all parties having or claiming to have any right, title or interest in the property described in the mortgage being foreclosed herein YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in Gulf County, Florida: LOT 1, BLOCK D, STONE MILL CREEK ESTATES, AN UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SECTION 3, TOWNSHIP 4 SOUTH, RANGE 10 WEST, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA A ND THENCE RUN S 89 55 18 E ALONG THE SOUTH BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID SECTION 3 FOR 1293.98 FEET; THENCE S 00 25 04 W FOR 342.98 FEET; THENCE N 89 24 46 E FOR 395.83 FEET; THENCE N 89 57 41 E FOR 33.00 FEET TO THE CENTERLINE OF A 66.00 FOOT WIDE ROADWAY FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE N 89 57 41 E FOR 33.00 FEET; THENCE N 89 2446 E FOR 140.00 FEET; THENCE N 04 0538 E FOR 327.24 FEET TO THE CENTERLINE OF A 66.00 FOOT WIDE ROADWAY; THENCE N 87 55 41 W ALONG SAID CENTERLINE FOR 199.92 FEET; THENCE S 00 35 14 E ALONG SAID CENTERLINE FOR 335.12 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. SUBJECT TO A 33.00 FOOT WIDE ROADWAY EASEMENT ALONG THE NORTHERLY AND WESTERLY BOUNDARIES. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 2007 MANUFACTURED HOME SERIAL NUMBER WHC016484GAA AND WHC016484GAB This property is located at the Street address of. 230 W Creekview Drive, Wewahitchka, Florida 32465 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses on or before December 8th, 2012, a date which is within 30 days after the first publication, if any, on Elizabeth R.Wellborn, P.A., Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is 350 Jim Moran Blvd., Suite 100, Deerfield Beach, Florida 33442, and file the original with this Court either before service on Plaintiff s attorney, or immediately thereafter; otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint or petition. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the court on November 1st, 2012. REBECCA L. (BECKY) NORRIS CLERK OF THE COURT Attorney for Plaintiff: Michael T. Gelety, Esq. Elizabeth R. Wellborn, P.A. 350 Jim Moran Blvd, Suite 100 Deerfield Beach, FL 33442 Phone: (954) 354-3544 Fax: (954) 354-3545 Primary E mail: Mgelety@erwlaw.com Secondary Email: Erwparalegal.boa2@erwla w.com IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, Persons with a disability needing special accommodation in order to access court facilities or participate in a court proceeding at any courthouse 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: 1-800955-8771; Email: ADARequest @judl4.flcourts.org. November 15, 22, 2012 89348S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION: CASE NO.: 08-00476 U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE, Plaintiff, ERNEST REESE ANTLEY; SATA M. ANTLEY, UNKNOWN TENANT (S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Resetting Foreclosure Sale dated the 1st day of November, 2012, and entered in case No. 08-00476, of the Circuit Court of the 14TH Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida, wherein U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE, it the Plaintiff and ERNEST REESE ANTLEY; SATA M. ANTLEY, UNKNOWN TENANT (S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, are defendants. The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the, FRONT LOBBY OF THE GULF COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 1000 5TH STREET, PORT ST. JOE, FL 32456, 11:00 AM on the 29th day of November, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOTS 8, 10, AND 12, BLOCK 56, CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL MAP THEREOF ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. including the buildings, appurtenances, and fixtures located thereon. ANY PERSON CLAIMCLASSIFIEDSThursday, November 22, 2012 The Star | B7

PAGE 18

B8| The Star Thursday, November 22, 2012 CLASSIFIEDS 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 Email: thetimes@pcnh.com theAPALACHICOLA & CARRABELLETIMES CALLOURNEWNUMBERSNOW RENTALS3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH FURNISHED APT W/D, CARPORT, ST PARKING.............................$600 3 BEDROOM, 3 BATH CONDO FURNISHED, POOL .............................................$850 3 BEDROOM, 1 BATH UNFURNISHED DUPLEX .................................................................$600 1 BEDROOM, 1 BATH UNFURNISHED APT LANARK, REMODELED, INC WATER .................$425 2 BEDROOM 1 BATH UNFURNISHED APT W/D HOOKUP, SMALL PORCH ..........................$375 2 BEDROOM 1-1/2 BATH UNFURNISHED, FL ROOM, GARAGE, FENCED YARD, W/D .......$800 2 OFFICE SPACES US 98 CARRABELLE ...............................................$300 BOTH 108 S. E. AVE. A CARRABELLE, FLORIDA 32322850-697-9604 850-323-0444 www.seacrestre.comwww. rst tness.com/carrabellePROPERTY MANAGEMENT AND RENTALS 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! JOB NOTICEThe Gulf County Clerk of the Circuit Court is accepting applications for a Budget and Finance Director. Applications and job description may be picked up and submitted at the Clerks O ce, Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd. Room 148, Port St. Joe, FL between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., E.T. Monday through Friday. Applications will be accepted until the position is lled.Quali cation Requirements: Thorough knowledge of the principles and practice of governmental accounting, budgeting, and local government scal management, including knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB) statements. Thorough knowledge of administrative management and internal control techniques so that accounting and control can be utilized in a manner to meet internal and external reporting requirements. Ability to make sound independent judgments. Ability to plan, organize, and supervise the work of others. Education and Experience Required: Bachelors degree (BA) or greater in Financial Management, Business, or Accounting, Certi ed Public Accountant or Certi ed Government Finance O cer preferred with experience in local government nance, and employee supervision. Position requires pro ciency in Excel and Word. The Gulf County Clerks O ce enforces a Drug-Free Workplace Policy and is an Equal Opportunity/A rmative Action Employer. Rebecca L. Norris Clerk of Court(2012-105) INSTALLATION/MAINT/REPAIRTHE CITY OF WEWAHITCHKA IS ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR A FULL TIME MAINTENANCE 2 WORKER. APPLICANTS SHOULD BE EXPERIENCED IN LAYING AND REPAIRING WATER AND SEWER LINES AND OPERATING EQUIPMENT SUCH AS A LOADER BACKHOE. ALL APPLICANTS MUST PASS A PHYSICAL AND DRUG TEST. YOU MUST POSSESS AN ACTIVE AND CLEAN FLORIDA DRIVERS LICENSE AND HAVE THE ABILITY TO OBTAIN A FLORIDA CDL LICENSE AND HAVE A CLEAN BACKGROUND CHECK. APPLICATIONS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE CITY HALL ANNEX, 318 SOUTH 7TH STREET, WEWAHITCHKA, FL 32465; (850)639-2605; BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 8AM TO 4PM CT MON-FRI. DEADLINE FOR APPLYING IS DECEMBER 3, 2012 AT 4PM CT. ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE TURNED IN TO THE CITY CLERK. THE CITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND A DRUG FREE WORKPLACE. Port St Joe Beach 4 br, 3 ba, newer home, large garage, two blocks from beach, $1250 mo. + $1250 dep. (816) 698-2405 Real Estate AuctionNominal Opening Bid: $10,000 461 E Creekview Drive, Wewahitchka 3BR 2BA 1,438sf+/Sells: 1:30PM Thu., Nov. 29 on site williamsauction.com or call 800-801-8003. Many properties now available for online bidding! A Buyers Premium may apply. Williams & Williams FL Broker: Daniel S. Nelson Re Lic BK3223097 Williams & Williams Re Lic 1032049 Auctioneer: Tony Langdon Auc Lic AU3928 Williams & Williams Auc Lic AB2784Text FL31248 to 56654 Chrisovich, 38 ft., Charter Boat, Twin Perkns Engines rebuilt, bottom job just completed, been operating as a charter boat for 12 yrs, High traffic slip paid for untill May Intrested in Sale/Joint Venture or Sale Operate for you. Part of 3 boat company same location 28 yrs Good River/Gulf/Bay Boat, $18K, Some possible finiancing Call Bobby 850-234-9409 or 877-Fla-Boat or email boatlaydee@yahoo.com ING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator by mail at P. O. Box 1089, Panama City, FL 32402 or by phone at (850) 747-5338 at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days. If you are hearing impaired, please call 711. Dated this 2nd day of November, 2012. REBECCA NORRIS Clerk Of The Circuit Court BA Baxter Deputy Clerk Submitted by: Law Offices of Marshall C. Watson, P.A. 1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 Phone: (954) 453-0365 Fax: (954) 771-6052 Toll Free: 1-800-4412439 DESIGNATED PRIMARY. E-MAIL FOR SERVICE PURSUANT TO FLA. R. JUD. ADMIN 2.516 eservice @marshallwatson.com November 15, 22, 2012 90871S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that CB International Investments LLC the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Tax Sale Certificate No. 1652 Application No. 2012-46 Date of Issuance: May 28, 2010 R.E. No: 06311-215R Description of Property: Lot 43, Plat of Villa Del Sol, according to the Plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 5, Pages 44 and 45 of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. Name in which assessed: BMR Funding LLC All of said property being in Gulf County, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the front Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe Florida at 11:00 AM, E.T., Wednesday, the 19th day of December, 2012. Dated this 13th day of November, 2012. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk November 15, 22, 29, December 6, 2012 90673S STATE OF FLORIDA, CRIMINAL JUSTICE STANDARDS & TRAINING COMMISSION, Petitioner vs. CORY M. WEBB, Case # 33210 Respondent NOTICE OF ACTION TO: CORY M. WEBB, Residence Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an Administrative Complaint has been filed against you seeking to revoke your CORRECTIONAL Certificate in accordance with Section 943.1395, F.S., and any rules promulgated thereunder. You are required to serve a written copy of your intent to request a hearing pursuant to Section 120.57, F.S. upon Jennifer C. Pritt, Program Director, Criminal Justice Professionalism Program, Florida Department of Law Enforcement, P. O. Box 1489, Tallahassee, Florida 32302-1489, on or before January 8, 2013. Failure to do so will result in a default being entered against you to Revoke said certification pursuant to Section 120.60, F.S., and Rule 11B-27, F.A.C. Dated: November 8, 2012. Ernest W. George CHAIRMAN-CRIMINAL JUSTICE STANDARDS AND TRAINING COMMISSION By: -s-Ashley Hegler, Division Representative November 15, 22, 29, December 6, 2012 90873S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that CB International Investments LLC the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Tax Sale Certificate No. 1657 Application No. 2012-45 Date of Issuance: May 28, 2010 R.E. No: 06311-245R Description of Property: Lot 49, Plat of Villa Del Sol, according to the Plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 5, Pages 44 and 45 of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. Name in which assessed: BMR Funding LLC All of said property being in Gulf County, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the front Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe Florida at 11:00 AM, E.T., Wednesday, the 19th day of December, 2012. Dated this 13th day of November, 2012. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk November 15, 22, 29, December 6, 2012 91007S PUBLIC NOTICE Northwest Florida Transportation Corridor Authority (NWFTCA) Meeting Notice. The NWFTCA recently commissioned HDR Engineering, Inc. to prepare a major update to their regional Master Plan, originally adopted in 2007. As part of the initial phase of the update, HDR is working with key stakeholders (Florida DOT, FHWA, city and county reps., etc.) and the Authority to help analyze future transportation projects by assessing their respective economic benefits, developing an investment plan and proposing viable funding strategies. As part of this process, workshops were held in March & July 2012. A third series of workshops will be held at two alternate locations: December 6, 2012, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm Central Time at the Days Inn & Suites, Navarre Conference Center, Room A, located at 8700 Navarre Parkway, Navarre, Florida and December 7, 2012, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm Central Time at the Florida State University Holley Academic Center, Panama City Campus, Room A213 (Faculty Conference Room) located at 4750 Collegiate Drive, Panama City, Florida. Any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this meeting is asked to advise the Corridor Authority at least 48 hours prior to the meeting by contacting Alicia Stephen at (850) 429-8905 or by email: Alicia.Stephen@ hdrinc.com mail to: Alicia.Stephen@ hdrinc.com. Please RSVP by November 30, 2012 if you plan to attend. November 22, 2012 90875S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that CB International Investments LLC the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Tax Sale Certificate No. 1658 Application No. 2012-44 Date of Issuance: May 28, 2010 R.E. No: 06311-250R Description of Property: Lot 50, Plat of Villa Del Sol, according to the Plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 5, Pages 44 and 45 of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. Name in which assessed: BMR Funding LLC All of said property being in Gulf County, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the front Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe Florida at 11:00 AM, E.T., Wednesday, the 19th day of December, 2012. Dated this 13th day of November, 2012. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk November 15, 22, 29, December 6, 2012 91035S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY. CASE NO. 12-51 PR IN PROBATE IN RE: The Estate of LESTER F. NEUMAN, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: The administration of the estate of LESTER F. NEUMAN, deceased, File Number 12-51-PR is pending in the Circuit Court for Gulf County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Gulf County Courthouse, Probate Division, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Boulevard, Port St. Joe, FL 32456. The name and address of the personal representative and that personal representatives attorney are set forth below. ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is served within three months after the date of the first publication of this notice must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. The date of the first publication of this Notice is November 22, 2012. Ancillary Personal Representative KENNETH D. NEUMAN N5803 Shaw Hill Rd. Beaver Dam, WI 53916 Attorney for Ancillary Personal Representative THOMAS S. GIBSON RISH, GIBSON & SCHOLZ, P.A FL Bar No. 0350583 116 Sailors Cove Drive P.O. Box 39 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 (850) 229-8211 November 22, 29, 2012 Energetic, creative, and professional couple looking to adopt. Stay at home mom and successful dad ready to share their fun, loving home and devoted family. If you are pregnant and considering adoption or know someone who is, please contact our attorney, Alice Murray, FBN 0794325, at 850-785-0108 or 1-800-708-8888 for more information. Extra Mile Pet SittingHome visits/overnight in the comfort of your pets home. Gulf & Bay County Diana 227-5770 Dan 227-8225 extramilepetsitting.com Port St Joe 3155 W Hwy 98, 2 mi W of downtown PSJ @ Dixie Belle Motel Sun, 10a-2p ETIn the Dixie Belle Parking LotOur first yard sale in 12 years! Interesting variety of stuff, cast iron chiminea, comforters, throw pillows, 20 gal. octagon fish tank and stand, tiki torches, etc. Text FL32641 to 56654 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#: 34228849 Text FL28849 to 56654 These tiny ads sell, hire, rent and inform for thousands of families each week.Let a little Classified ad do a big job for you. EmeraldCoast Marketplace 747-5020 Park your car in Classified and see it take off in the fast lane! SELL ALL YOUR ITEMS through classified.CALL 747-5020