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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Publication Date: 12-06-2012
Frequency: weekly
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50 For breaking news, visit www.starfl.com Subscribe to The Star 800-345-8688 For your hometown paper delivered to your home! Real Estate Ad deadline is Thursday 11 a.m. ET Legal ad deadline is Friday 11 a.m. ET Display ad deadline is Friday 11 a.m. ET 227-1278 Classi ed deadline is Monday 5 p.m. ET 747-5020 TABLE OF CONTENTS quote quote id quote name JUMP From Page 6A From page 6A Subscribe to The Star Call 227-1278 For your hometown paper delivered to your home! Opinions 4A Letters to the Editor 5A Sports 10A Society News 2-3B Obituaries 4B Church News 5B Law Enforcement 8B School News 10B Legals 11B Classieds 12-13B Trades & Services 14B I NDEX A Freedom Newspaper Real Estate Advertising Deadline Thursday 11:00 am ET Display Advertising Deadline Friday 11:00 am ET 227-1278 Classified Line-Advertising Deadline Monday 5:00 pm ET 747-5020 xxxx xxxxxxx 1B V ISIT T HE S TAR ONLINE AT WWW STARFL COM XXXXX XXXXXX YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER SINCE 1937 YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER SINCE 1937 THE S TAR By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com Port St. Joe commissioners hope another 30-plus weeks and $60,000 will supply a more de nitive answer to chronic problems with discolored water experienced by many residents on the south end of the county. Commissioners approved Tuesday moving ahead with a water distribution pro le and pilot study that aimed at de nitively identifying the culprit(s) at the root of the discolored water problems that have plagued the city since a $21 million surface water plant went online some three years ago. I feel like we have to move forward with it, Mayor Mel Magidson said. Hopefully it will lead to some answers to the water problem. The study, which will include taking samples over months at different junctures in the trip water takes from the plant to some households and businesses and offsite chemical protocol testing at Virginia Tech, will be something of a scal wash for the commission. Last week, the board of the Northwest Florida Water Management District announced a grant of $106,000 to the city for improvements to the Chipola Pump Station, where water is pumped from the Chipola River to the freshwater canal the city taps for its water, including replacement of the main engine at the station. That will allow the city to take $65,000 earmarked in the current budget for that work into cash carry forward. Because there is no budget line to pay for the pilot Lighthouse quarters removed from erosion danger zone By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com Moving day arrived Tuesday at the Cape San Blas Lighthouse. The U.S. Air Force began the move of the keepers quarters and oil house on the grounds of the Cape San Blas Lighthouse in the ght to save the lighthouse and buildings from encroaching erosion. Eglin Air Force Base, which owns the property on which the lighthouse and buildings sit, contracted with ICC Contractors out of Bristol, which in turn subcontracted the work of moving the keepers quarters and oil house to Stones House Movers out of Sneads. The keepers quarters are being moved back roughly 100 feet, leaving them essentially the same distance from the coast as the lighthouse, which is not considered in imminent danger. This was an Air Force initiative to move these buildings, said public information of cer Mike Spaits. We contracted to have the buildings moved and secured the $50,000 to fund the move. We had a partner in the (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers), but this was an Air Force initiative. On Tuesday, the rst of the two keepers quarters was moved. The second and the oil house will be moved later this week. The moves are being made to buy time. The Air Force already has rendered the lighthouse and buildings surplus, and the application for applying to take possession of them expired the last week of November. The National Parks Service is reviewing the applications for a nal award. The Board of County Commissioners and city of Port St. Joe both submitted applications. Gulf RESTORE committee solicits ideas By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com Many answers have yet to be lled in, but the county RESTORE Committee is seeking ideas from the public. In a pair of town hall meetings at each end of the county early this week, the RESTORE committee provided an overview of the legislation that would divide civil ne money paid by BP because of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill and how those funds would ow to impacted states and counties. Committee members also distributed the template for a pre-proposal of potential projects the county might consider as the process moves forward. There are still many unknowns, as Jennifer Jenkins of the RESTORE committee said. The nal say in any funding for local projects, should the process proceed as currently legislated, would be with the Board of County Commissioners. A recent criminal ne has almost no bearing on the ultimate civil penalty, though it established culpability for the civil trial expected in the spring. Lobbyist: Gustav relief decision expected soon By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com The case has been made to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and a decision from the agency was expected soon on whether Gulf County will be reimbursed some $15 million for damages to a beach renourishment project during Hurricane Gustav four years ago. The reimbursement, Washington lobbyist Amanda Woods said, initially was to be provided by FEMA before a protest from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, which expressed concerns about effects on sensitive animal habitat. Woods told the Board of County Commissioners last week that she and her rm, along with local of cials and members of the countys congressional delegation, have made a strong case that the reimbursement should be made and that FEMA has the power to decide that reimbursement despite objections from U.S. Fish and Wildlife. PSJ commission approves water study ON THE MOVE CAPE SAN BLAS LIGHTHOUSE TIM CROFT | The Star A truck and trailer revved, the move of one of the keepers quarters is under way on the grounds of the Cape San Blas Lighthouse. Below is a long view of the work done and the work ahead as one keepers quarters and the oil house remain to be moved back to protect them while disposition of the buildings is determined. YEAR 75, NUMBER 8 Thursday, DECEMBER 6, 2012 INSIDE Mexico Beach Community Development Council awarded $200,000 from BP-sponsored Gulf Tourism and Seafood Promotional Fund B1 See RESTORE A3 See GUSTAV A2 See LIGHTHOUSE A2 Opinion . . . . . . . . . . A4-A5 Letters to the Editor . . . . . . . A5 Outdoors . . . . . . . . . . . A6 Sports . . . . . . . . . . . . . A7 School News . . . . . . . . . . B3 Faith . . . . . . . . . . . . . B4 Obituaries . . . . . . . . . . . B4 Classi eds . . . . . . . . . B7-B8 See WATER A8 Christmas on the Coast B1 We know no matter what we do with the distribution system, we still know we have problems with certain house plumbing, certain situations. We just dont know what that is. Commissioner Bill Kennedy

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Local A2 | The Star Thursday, December 6, 2012 The presumption from the beginning, Woods said, was that the reimbursement to restore lost sand was within the guidelines of the Coastal Barrier Resources Act, which seeks to govern development of sensitive coastal lands across the country. That presumption, Woods said, was based on FEMAs original authorization for the $20 million beach renourishment undertaken by the county in the past decade. FEMA can pay the reimbursement if it is consistent with CBRA, and we think it is given two key points: Sensitive species would not be impacted, and the renourishment would not be bringing new development. We expect a response soon, but we are con dent we made the case. For four years, the county has been seeking reimbursement for sand loss. Of cials have twice gone back to federal agencies with new information they say demonstrates the reimbursement should be made. Woods noted that much of the information provided to FEMA and other federal agencies also points to the countys argument that the Cape San Blas/St. Joseph Peninsula area never should have been placed in a CBRA zone, based on infrastructure and development already in place in the early 1980s, when CBRA was passed by Congress and signed into law by former President Ronald Reagan. It should never have been included, Woods said. That area did not meet the criteria for inclusion in a CBRA zone. She said Congressman Steve Southerland has led a bill in Congress to have the CBRA designation in Gulf County overturned, and that bill should be heard in committee after the rst of the year. RESTORE representation A contentious discussion broke out over the BOCCs decision at a previous meeting to move ahead with hiring an individual the only name offered was that of former commissioner Bill Williams to represent the county in bringing BP ne money to the county. Bo Williams spoke passionately that Bill Williams should not be hired because of the countys strong representation at the state (Sen. Bill Montford, Senate President Don Gaetz, Rep. Halsey Beshears) and federal (Congressman Steve Southerland) levels. Bo Williams also noted that Bill Williams owed the Internal Revenue Service almost $2 million, had unpaid county property taxes and despite having traveled extensively on taxpayer dime for RESTORE Act meetings and congressional testimony, the county had realized little. See any bacon on the plate? Bo Williams asked commissioners. I dont think you need a paid representative in Tallahassee to advocate for the county on this. Newly elected Joanna Bryan, who at the start of the meeting was sworn in as the rst elected female commissioner, also said calls and communications from her constituents, once served by Bill Williams, indicated disinclination toward hiring him. I think it would be a mistake for obvious reasons, Bryan said. It is best we break ties with Mr. Williams and move forward. And despite protests from Commissioner Tan Smiley that Bill Williams personal nancial issues were not county business, Bryan said his handling of his own money is germane to serving the public. The way a person does handle his personal nances does re ect on how he might handle county business, Bryan said. Resident Pat Hardman said she had hoped the personal vendetta she described against Bill Williams would end and that Bill Williams has a lot of expertise in the RESTORE Act. Commissioner Ward McDaniel said the BOCC did not hire Bill Williams but was looking at potential avenues should they need help in the future with RESTORE issues. Bryan moved that the county attorney be halted in his work on a scope of services to hire a consultant, Bill Williams or not, but Smiley and Commissioner Carmen McLemore dissented. With Commissioner Warren Yeager having left the meeting midway through, the motion died after a 2-2 tie, with McDaniel agreeing with Bryan. In other business, the BOCC approved an ordinance that would ban county employees from texting and reading texts or other information from their phones while driving a county vehicle. Editors note: Last week it was stated in this paper that the BOCC is barred from hiring Bill Williams as a lobbyist for the county for two years after he left ofce. Attorney Tom Gibson of Rish, Gibson and Scholz said in an email his interpretation was that Bill Williams could not represent a third party for compensation before the BOCC but that the BOCC could absolutely hire Williams to represent the BOCC. SPEND $ 25 or more and enter to win a $ 50 gift SPEND $ 50 or more and enter to win a $ 100 gift SPEND and enter to win a SPEND and enter to win a OR Come to the P ort St. Joe Marina and D rawings will be done Monday, D ecember 24th at 10:00 a.m. E ST, you dont have to be present to win. We will notify you! 340 Marina Dr. Port St. Joe, FL 32456 850.227.9393 www.psjmarina.com We are responsible for protecting our historic resources, said Maria Rodriguez, chief administrator for historic resources with Eglin AFB. Thats why we are moving them back, to get them out of harms way. Hurricane Isaac was effectively the nal straw in the protection of the lighthouse, which long has sat in an area of Cape San Blas that is rapidly eroding. Isaac took an additional 27 feet of shoreline, rendering the one entrance road into the lighthouse grounds impassable. A new entrance road was constructed to facilitate the move of the lighthouse and buildings once a nal destination has been determined. The keepers quarters and oil house will remain on temporary moorings to facilitate the move to a new location. The county is proposing Salinas Park; the city has proposed a bayfront area that would be part of George Core Park. After the buildings are moved, the Air Force will begin to clear debris from the shoreline surrounding the grounds. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration provided a grant to the University of Florida to facilitate the debris removal. The hope is that once clean, what is left of the beach might once again become a nesting area for sea turtles. GUSTAV from page A1 LIGHTHOUSE from page A1

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Local The Star| A3 Thursday, December 6, 2012 The total civil ne, which a federal judge will determine after trial early next year, is therefore an unknown, and the U.S. Department of the Treasury, which will oversee disbursement of civil ne monies, has yet to establish a rules matrix for how projects will be judged and funds appropriated. Of particular focus for the eight impacted counties in Florida is language in state law that establishes a process for the disbursement of so-called Pot No. 1, which represents more than a third of the ne money and will be distributed among ve states. The state law mandates that 75 percent of those funds coming to Florida will be earmarked for projects in the eight most impacted counties from Escambia to Wakulla. Based solely on projections of the potential civil ne, Gulf County could receive as much as $25.3 million. The county has moved briskly ahead in its planning, following recommendations in RESTORE legislation passed by a bi-partisan majority in Congress and signed by the president this summer to establish a local committee and begin the process of identifying potential projects. The goal is to meet a deadline for having an initial plan in place, which will include proposed projects for the rst three years. We as a county are ahead of other counties, but we are not sure if the factors, if they should change, Jenkins said. The pre-proposals being sought, as de ned during the town hall meetings, are threeto ve-page outlines of a proposed project, including timeline, budget, impact either environmental or economic, the sustainability of the project, how it ts with local comprehensive plans and other factors. How they t, how can we get them done, County Commissioner Warren Yeager said. There are 10 allowed activities under RESTORE, from restoration of wildlife habitat to infrastructure projects that would boost local economies, but the allowed activities are not gospel yet and as structured allow for leeway, Yeager said. The focus at this time is to solicit from the public suggestions for how best to use funds to foster environmental protection and restoration or economic stimulus for the county. We can take a look at them and as a group and maybe streamline them, Jenkins said, noting that some suggested projects might be better suited for other pots of money that will address statewide and regional projects. This is so we can see what is important for eligible applicants and help us help you strategize for the application process. The RESTORE Committee will meet again on Dec. 18, and pre-proposals are due to the committee by Jan. 15. The pre-proposals will be reviewed through March 1, and sometime in the spring of 2013, the application process is expected to begin. Eligible applications must come from a local resident, nonpro t organization or governmental/ education entity. However, RESTORE committee members emphasized that eligibility is only for applications, not pre-proposals, and urged any and all ideas from the public. It is important we work through the pre-proposal process and get ready for the application process, Yeager said. It will be a work in progress, I can tell you. The pre-proposal form is available at the county of ces. Questions can be asked at questions@gulfcounty.gov, and all answers will be available to the public at gulfcounty.gov/restore. $ 159 .95 $ 149 .95 $ 179 .95 St. Joe Rent-All 706 1 st Street Port St. Joe (850)227-2112 GIFT CERTIFI C ATES & LAY-A-WAY A VAI L AB L E Holiday Christmas Issue December 20th, 2012 DEADLINE TO RESERVE SPACE: December 14th, 2012 3pm Now accepting Christmas Greetings to be placed alongside the Childrens Letters to Santa. 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Opinion A4 | The Star Thursday, December 6, 2012 The day after Thanksgiving is lled with regrets for many. Most of the regrets are related to eating too much; some are related to having to go back to work. However, I must say that I love the Friday after Thanksgiving. This year it came on November 23rd. Why do I love this day? It has nothing to do with leftovers, the Battle of Chattanooga (1863), the rst all female expedition to the South Pole (1990) or Roy Acuffs death in 1992. I did like Roy Acuff a lot. I ran into him in a parking lot in Nashville, Tennessee in the late 1970s. When I say, I ran into him, I dont mean I hit him, I mean I met him. There was nothing like seeing the King of Country Music get out of his Mercedes Benz coupe in the parking lot of an all you can eat feeding trough in Nashville. There was a gold plate on the dash with his name engraved. Roy let us admire it. The reason I love working on the day after Thanksgiving is because no one else comes to work. It makes for a nice quiet day to get things done. Being a true Southerner, I decided to brine my turkey in a mixture of sweet tea and apple cider (with a few other things). It was divine and we ate too much. I took a long nap on Thanksgiving afternoon, something I rarely do. I was double sleepy by early Friday afternoon at work. All of this sleepiness caused me to think of tryptophan and turkey and if what they say is really true (about it making you sleepy). So, I did a little research. The science part is not too hard to understand. Tryptophan is an amino acid that the body needs. Tryptophan can be found in meat, cheese, yogurt, sh, eggs over easy (and in general) and also poultry, like turkey. The reason our bodies need tryptophan is that it helps produce serotonin, which makes melatonin, a hormone that helps you know when to sleep and wake up. So, turkey may not help you sleep or make you want to take a nap anymore than a grilled cheese sandwich or fried catsh. However, I did nd a nutritionists explanation on how the turkey could make you sleepy. The nutritionist noted that the stored turkey in your body could be boosted by a serotonin snack such as Fig Newtons, half a small wheat bagel with honey dripped on it, or a few cups of air-popped popcorn. Who in their right mind would eat any of that right after Thanksgiving dinner? I can hear them now, I just ate half a turkey, a plate of dressing smothered in gravy, seven rolls, some peas, potatoes and four slices of pie. Would someone please get the Presto Popcorn Popper out of the garage so we can have a few cups of air popped popcorn now? Honestly, Im from the other school of thought. The other school of thought being that we eat so doggone much that we are tired. When you eat a lot, blood rushes to your gut, robbing your body of oxygen and stuff, making you not want to eat for a while. Then it hits you again you want to eat a whole lot causing the gut blood rushing thing. Its a vicious cycle and there is a danger of getting stuck on this feast or famine seesaw. All this seesawing wears you out. My cycle goes from Thanksgiving to Thanksgiving, so I think I will be able to recover. Forgetting to bring leftovers for lunch on this Friday, I went to the shelf of food in my ofce. I keep things there in the event of emergencies, kind of like those Doomsday Preppers on television who are saving stuff up for a disaster. I generally go for foods with a shelf life of at least a decade. We applaud County Commission chair Tan Smiley for his stated desire to see an end to personal attacks during county board meetings. We applaud a citizen for standing up and stating emphatically that meetings of the Board of County Commissioners should be about county business, not personal differences and attacks. Seems, however, these statements are a bit like practicing re safety after burning down the house. For if there was a foundation for allowing the county meeting room, the public podium and those ve chairs in which the commissioners sit to become ensnarled in the din of personal attacks it was built by commissioners. They own the atmosphere they have fostered in their meeting room and the sooner they take ownership the sooner it stops. With the exception of the newlyelected Joanna Bryan, a historic winner as the only female ever elected by voters to the BOCC, commissioners have sat and quietly approved or participated in personal attacks, to the point of making accusations of crimes not charged. Quietly approved because if commissioners sit idly by and allow one of their peers to adopt a scorched-earth policy on his way out the door, alleging crimes and launching into ad hominem attacks on other governmental entities and individuals with impunity, well those other commissioners approved. And participated, in some cases, with gusto and the same venom expressed not only by some members of the public, granted every time extension desired to grind axes, but by a former commissioner who no longer cared who or what was left along the roadside as he bulldozed out of town. Where, for example, was Smiley when his fellow commissioners were making a public piata of a former Tourist Development Council director, accusing him and others of illegal acts that proved wildly unfounded? Or when his predecessor as chair was alleging crimes by individuals that, again, were unfounded? What did any of that have to do with county business? How did any of it promote statesmanship and professionalism Smiley said he hoped for during the last meeting? While commissioners usually turn a deaf ear to the mere suggestion that other governmental entities might have some things right, the BOCC could go a long way toward promoting transparency and professionalism by tweaking its agenda. As in actually presenting one. Yes, the BOCC every two weeks sends out an agenda of what is coming up but the document reads the same save for those times when outside agency representatives or citizens request time for a specic topic. Other than that, a county agenda has four or ve broad categories consent agenda, staff business, commissioners business, hear from the public that permit no insight into what might be discussed at any specic meeting. That is a disservice to all who the county represents. A perfect example is the recent decision by commissioners to dismantle their own Economic Development Council model for another one. Regardless of circumstances this is an issue, given we are talking taxpayer money, that should be before the entire public for its input. This should not be sprung late in a meeting by one commissioner with other commissioners jumping on board the train with nary an opportunity for the public commissioners employers as they too often forget to weigh in. And without public input or discussion, commissioners effectively shivved a man who was hired, moved across the country remember the previous director didnt live in Gulf County full time so he was of no use and did everything asked of him and more. Now, commissioners are telling this director that no, he is not terminated, but he is just working for commissioners in some unspecied role under the county administrator. The BOCC decided they would hold a workshop with stakeholders on the issue, but given that it took eight months to schedule the last joint workshop with the city of Port St. Joe, the primary EDC stakeholder after the county, nobody should be holding their breath. The hiring of a former commissioner to lobby for the county is also an issue that should be noted on the agenda to allow the public to weigh in. And these are just two examples of commissioners putting out an agenda that does not remotely reect the issues and discussions that will take place. That is deliberately misleading the public. The city of Port St. Joe adopts a simple policy they put just about every topic that could come up during a given week on the agenda and unless the topic is listed it is not discussed. This should be no great leap for the BOCC. County administrative staff could receive input from department heads and commissioners, and in particular the chair who sets the tone, on the issues of county business that must or should come before the BOCC in a given week. That is the template commissioners then work from. The public can still offer input as desired, but unless it is county business not a state attorney investigation or disgust with an exercise in free speech they get their three minutes and off. And by adopting an agenda and sticking to it the BOCC can avoid the perception that too many decisions, such as the EDC destruction, are discussed and decided out of the sunshine, out of the publics eye. The agenda for any public meeting belongs in theory to the public. By failing to provide any detail about their bi-monthly meetings the BOCC turns that equation on its head and feeds the perception that government is a private, not public, club. And that is an affront to every taxpayer and resident of this county. You talk about the cart before the horse Keyboard KLATTERINGS When the tryp hits the phan The public agenda TIM CROFT Star news editor Stop me if Ive told you this one before. Is time speeding up? It appears to me that days are racing by now at an incredible pace. Weeks blur into months, months spin by like fence post on the open road. Birthdays, that used to take forever, are wearing lines in my face at an alarming rate. I think it has something to do with the holes weve shot into the ozone. Or maybe its global warming. Or voice activated iPads. Something has us in a time warp. Its December already! I didnt know what to get my wife last year for Christmas ... and its time to do it again? Things didnt move at this pace growing up down at the end of Stonewall Street. I spent a week one afternoon waiting for Leon to get home with the baseball. We blew up the bedroom mixing all those chemicals that came with the Gilbert Chemistry set into one giant blob because we had too much time on our hands. We werent laying on our backs and trying to make out the different shapes of passing clouds because we wanted to. We had no other alternative! And there were certain days back in our formative years that almost didnt get here at all! The last day of school comes quickly to mind. It was usually in late May. We started looking forward to it ofcially on Jan. 4. That was the rst day back to school after Christmas vacation and since there was no such thing then as spring break, teacher in-service days or time off for good behavior, we set our eyes on that magical day in May. But oh boy, the math, English, spelling words and Blue Bird reading classes we had to endure to get there! Time stopped all together for two months when I was in the third grade. You would have heard about it but CNN hadnt been invented yet. We prayed for May to come. We held sances. Ricky Hale threw a frog over his left shoulder. We studied the Julian and Lunar Calendars to see if either one had a motor on it. It was all to no avail. I unked algebra three times my sophomore year before May arrived. Christmas was as equally slow in arriving. It came to Memphis weeks before it got to us! We spent so much time waiting and wishing we could smell the rubber off of that Schwinn Deluxe Hornet bicycle just by looking at a picture of it in the Sears Roebuck Catalogue. Fights would break out weeks before Christmas among my brothers over who got to open their present rst. We went to bed early every night in hopes those visions of sugar plums could speed thing up a mite. Nothing helped! Do you have any idea how long I waited for that Red Ryder BB gun? Anticipation can be such a beautiful thingunless Santa is lost over Omaha! And oh, how I looked forward to my birthday. Mom would make a cake. Friends would come to my party bearing gifts. I was the center of attention. Problem was, the more you tried to hurry it, the more it stayed just out of your grasp. I wanted so to be six and start school (my parents had lied to me and told me it would be fun). Then I soooo longed to be eight and sign-up for Little League. Bobby Jack Cantrell promised me I could pitch and bat fourth as soon as youre twelve. Sixteen took the longest to get here by far. I could drive before then, but my folks had the dangdest rules. They didnt understand that I had places to go. Friends to pick up! Girls to take out! I wanted to comb my hair back, hang my elbow out the window and cruise Franks Dairy Bar. Mom urged patience, It will be here soon, son. Dad allowed as how I might not go as far as I talked if I didnt get busy and earn a little gas money. I literally counted down the days. Sufce it to say I dont have to count the days on anything any more. I just turn around and the event I was waiting on is a distant memory. It went by like a runaway freight train! It was only yesterday I remember thinking if my rst born could simply tell me where he hurt instead of crying, I could do this parent thing. That little boy turned 37 last week. July the Fourth came and went before I could get my ag up. My Thanksgiving turkey hasnt digested and Im totin holly into the house. And, back to what got us going today, Ive got to nd a Christmas gift for Cathy whether Im ready or not! And Id better hurry, it will be Valentines before I can get to the store and back. Isnt life a hoot! Especially when you gure most of us have been living it backwards! Why couldnt time have moved like this when we were studying on those boring cloud shapes? School would have been over in a week! Think of the roller skates, mopeds, shing rods, shotguns and English Leather I could have enjoyed if Christmas had come along as often back then as it does now. I long today for that leisurely pace of my youth. Things go by so fast I have a constant knot in my neck. A few years of maturity back then might have helped my wistful waiting ... and I could sure use a little more boy in me now that the world has moved to warp speed. Respectfully, Kes HUNKER DOWN Kesley Colbert 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 CRANKS MY TRACTOR BN Heard See TRACTOR A5 The reason I love working on the day after Thanksgiving is because no one else comes to work. It makes for a nice quiet day to get things done.

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A special thank you Dear Editor: Thank you to Mr. George and Hilda Duren for the continued wonderful support to the annual Thanksgiving and Christmas Dinner for all of Gulf County. Mr. Duren makes our committee of volunteers feel like part of his family. His staff from Kathy Butler in the Deli department and Jackie Williams in the ordering and receiving department, and their excellent staff make us feel so welcome. This badly needed program would not be possible without the help of Mr. George Durens and all of the Piggly Wiggly staff. Jerry Stokoe Port St. Joe BOCC should not hire Williams Dear Editor: As a Gulf County citizen and someone interested in a healthy and progressive Gulf County, I sent an email two weeks ago to Commissioners McDaniel and Smiley, asking that they do not put Bill Williams in a position to represent our county in any way with regard to the RESTORE funds. While it is true he has positioned himself to be knowledgeable, his representation of Gulf County and his participation in the receipt of these funds will not give our county the opportunity to start anew. Mr. Williams is no longer a county commissioner and moved from Gulf County months ago; this is an excellent time to reshuffle, refresh, and restore Gulf County to openness and new ideas. It neednt be frightening to try something new and it could be productive for the county. It was heartening to learn that at the Nov. 27 commissioners meeting pointed questions were asked about hiring a RESTORE representative, and it is commendable that some commissioners have a new outlook on what should be done. There are fresh faces on the commission, Mr. Smiley and Mr. McDaniel, and now with the addition of Ms. Bryan, I would ask that you three particularly stand up for county interests, ask the questions that need to be asked, and put any questionable dealings of the past behind us. This is an opportunity to bring the county up to a stellar standard. I am not alone in thinking that if Mr. Bill Williams is hired and allowed to represent Gulf County in the RESTORE fund project, it may be business as usual. We need responsible and responsive commissioners to put Gulf County first. Readers if you would like input on this issue, please make an effort to reach out to your commissioner and voice your concerns. Nancy Swider Port St. Joe Proud of my home? Dear Editor: On Nov. 6, 2012, I have lived in Gulf County for six years. I wanted to feel that I could make Port St. Joe my home and be proud to say I lived in Port St. Joe. It was a hard decision to leave my friends of 50 years. To make this adjustment as easy as possible, I went out and participated in different activities in the community. I had arranged to have a pretty full life by trying to contribute to the betterment of Port St. Joe by volunteering, etc. I wanted to know what was going on in the government of both the City and County, as I live in the city limits. Any decisions made by both commission boards affect my life. Therefore, I have tried to schedule my time so that I would be able to attend most all the commission meetings. Approximately two months ago the decision was made to change the county meetings to the morning. The reason given was to save on overtime due to paid employees and electricity. This could be solved by adjusting any employees day by coming in at a later time; either that day or the following day. By this change in the county commission meeting, I am not able to attend all meetings because of prior commitments. It has also eliminated working people from being able to attend unless they take time off from work. I have heard the statement made when there was a special meeting and there would be a good crowd; I wish all meetings were attended like this. Has that concept changed? Or is the reasoning now that the fewer that attends the better we (the commissioners) prefer it? In the city elections any citizen can vote for any candidate running for a seat. In the county any citizen can only vote for one candidate out of five districts. However, all five commissioners pass ordinances for every citizen of the county, if they choose to vote. When a commissioner abstains from voting, that district has not representation in that decision. I would like that those that take the oath to represent me in this county would act as adults. In the county commission meeting of Oct. 25 anyone that had move to Port St. Joe recently was referred to as blow-ins. I take that as an insult. It is alright if we move in, pay our taxes that pay salaries; but let us keep our mouth shut. Also, the chairman of the board is addressed as the honorable commissioner. The chairman made the statement that he hoped the candidate running for the seat he is vacating didnt win, which she did win. This is an abomination. Now the county is considering hiring this prior commissioner. He is barred by state law from receiving any compensation as an advocacy or lobbyist for the county for the next two years. Also, he isnt a resident of Port St. Joe anymore. What about keeping jobs in Gulf County? I have to look back at the statement I made in the beginning of this letter. Can I be proud to say Port St. Joe is my home? Juanita Mouring Port St. Joe Raising academic expectations Dear Editor: In regards to Mr. Comers Nov. 30 article, Lets Get Real World, I believe that Mr. Comer has the best interest of all our citizens at heart but I would like to point out that I dont feel its always fair to assign all the blame to our school system and its administrators. In my opinion, Mr. Comer addresses an ongoing problem that has lingered in our school system for decades and the problem of which I speak of is low academic expectations by students and parents of Gulf County schools. Going further, assuming what Mr. Comer is saying is true, our kids are not getting the education they need to compete in todays world. However, I do not adhere to the notion that it is all the school system and facultys fault. Cutting to the chase, I personally dont believe that this problem will or can be remedied by only our school system. I truly believe that the school system, whether consciously or not, is giving the parents of our children just the amount and quality education they are expecting and supporting. I would like to think that parents of our students would want to take a fresh look at the quality of the education that their children are getting and lend their lobby and strong support to modifying priorities of our school systems programs with much more emphasis on higher academic standards. This is not to say our educators lack or are not doing a good job, as we have well educated and qualified instructors. I am not talking about doing away with any present activities. What I am talking about is openly raising the celebration of academic excellence, expecting and requiring more from the students with parents fully standing behind our educators in their endeavor to educate our young people. More emphasis must be given to communicating the advantages of obtaining all the education that a student can obtain as well as the career opportunities that will be available to them if they take advantage of their educational opportunities in the Gulf County School system. I know an effort is now being made in this direction but teachers and parents alike must do more. Gulf County does a great job of supporting extracurricular activities for students such as team sports, ROTC, Boy Scouts, and the like I am also a supporter of these activities as they are all important to youth development but the hard truth is, whether we like it or not, these activities most often do not determine a students entry into the next level, regardless of their abilities and accomplishments. The fact is, students are primarily judged to be qualified for a position after school, whether it is in the workforce, in higher education or the military, by the amount of education they received and retained while in school. We are not being fair to our children when we pamper them with the notion that just any degree of effort is o.k. and that it is up to the teachers to teach you and that all you need is a diploma. Yes teachers teach, but students must commit themselves to learning and parents must commit themselves to supporting this process. I believe that for the academic standards to be raised in our countys schools, it will take a strong and committed group of parents communicating to our school board what they desire and then giving ongoing and full support. Why not create high achieving schools in Gulf County? What good reason is there not to? Its just us and our children living here in Gulf County. We can have whatever level of education that we are willing to pursue. Has there ever been a downside to insisting a child gets the best education they can before entering the proverbial, Real World? Do we not want to prepare our kids the best we can to deal with the trials and tribulations we know they will face and to be able to compete with their peers all over the country and the world for jobs? But make no mistake about it, the demand on the students as far as homework and out of class study will be significantly greater, but the rewards will be more than worth it. In addition, habits of taking personal responsibility and maintaining discipline in the classroom by students will have to be required by the faculty and supported by the parents if an atmosphere conducive to instructions with higher academic standards is to be taken advantage of. The fact is, the superintendant, school board, administration and faculty of the school district is going to give our county the school system that the parents and taxpayers demand, will accept and most of all will support. Can anyone blame them? They are working for our county! They live in and are a part of our community. And will all students excel to the same educational levels? No, but they all would have the opportunity and encouragement to accomplish as much academically as they are able to and will work for. We all want what is best for our children. Every parent wants his child to be well educated and have a good shot in life. But a price has to be paid. That price is first of all having the courage to set high expectations, a commitment to pursue them and the acceptance of the leadership of our school system in implementing a plan that will help every student reach their highest level of academic achievement. In my opinion, if we started tomorrow it wouldnt be soon enough. The only question is, What kind of school system do our parents want and what kind of academic standards will they support? I would hope that every parent would join in and make their desire for higher academic standards known to our school system by telling a school board member or writing a letter to them. I then would then hope that all parents would get behind this process, personally commit to its success by giving their unwavering support to new academic expectations for our students. For the Benefit of Our Children, George W. Duren Port St. Joe Robert C. Bruner Attorney Personal & Business Bankruptcy Over 30 Years Legal Experience 850-670-3030 bankruptcy relief under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Before you decide, ask us to send you free written information dbutler@coastalcoverage.com Locally owned and operated Home Business Auto Health Workers Comp Letters A5 | The Star Thursday, December 6, 2012 On this Friday, it was a cardboard bowl labeled Souper Meal. I got it for a dollar at the drugstore. It comes with three little packets and what looks like freeze dried noodles. You open two of the packets and pour them over the freeze dried looking noodles, ll it up to the line with water from the bathroom sink and microwave it. I use water from the bathroom sink because my ofce is right by the bathroom. Its usually nice being so close, but it seems like a lot of the folks who do come to work on the Friday after Thanksgiving stay in the bathroom all day. The third packet? It was labeled Finishing Touch and you werent supposed to put it in until after you microwaved the cardboard bowl of other stuff. It looked like soy sauce, but it could have been liqueed tryptophan or something. I put it in and mixed it up with my fork. When I was nished with the noodles, having only a fork, I had to drink the bathroom water turned soup right out of the cardboard board bowl. It was good. Then, I got sleepy again. Some folks might say thats what happens, When the Tryp hits the Phan. Read more stories at www.CranksMyTractor.com. TRACTOR from page A1 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. 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Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or having a few extra days to celebrate with family and friends, coming up with appropriate presents can be a challenge. The key to gift-giving is matching the gift to the person while making sure it is something he or she will enjoy and is not too expensive. If it also helps Mother Nature, it might be the perfect gift. With that in mind, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has several suggestions for your holiday shopping. How about an offering guaranteed to create a happier, healthier and more productive lifestyle? Richard Louv, chairman emeritus of the Children & Nature Network and author of The Nature Principle and Last Child in the Woods, has made a solid case, supported by years of research, that connecting with nature results in those bene ts. Being able to spend time in nature brings people of any age back to the roots connecting them with the nurturing earth. In a time when frantic schedules, enclosed spaces and constant noise tend to drive us a little crazy, it is a real gift to get outdoors and relax with family and friends, get moving to burn off some excess holiday calories and open the door to better communications. To start, how about planning a nature hike or shing trip? Perhaps more than any other form of recreation, shing and boating are critical to the health and well-being of Americas outdoor heritage, according to the Outdoor Foundation. By boat and on land, the rst outdoor experience for many Americans is shing, introducing tens of millions of people each year to the wonders of nature. Fishing also serves as an important bridge and top gateway activity that leads participants to other outdoor passions. So why not invite your family and friends on a fun shing trip, right here in Florida the Fishing Capital of the World (FishingCapital.com)? An annual resident shing license is easy to obtain at License.MyFWC.com, by calling 888-FISH-FLORIDA or by visiting a local retailer that sells shing tackle and licenses. A ve-year freshwater shing license makes an especially great gift. While you are purchasing the license, you will have the opportunity to make a donation to the Florida Youth Conservation Centers Network to help the FWC with creating the next generation that cares. An annual freshwater shing license costs $17. Because the average angler shes 17 times a year (U.S. Census Bureau research) and enjoys four to ve hours on a typical trip, the cost is less than a quarter per hour of fun and healthy recreation. When you purchase a license you also provide a gift to nature and future generations of anglers and outdoor enthusiasts. For 75 years, the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program has guaranteed that shing license fees are protected by law and can only be used for sh and wildlife conservation. Moreover, fees collected by the federal government on shing tackle, pleasure boats and motor boat fuels provide additional funding for recreational shing and conservation. While putting a shing-related gift pack together, you can nd lots of information about shing tips and gear at MyFWC. com/Fishing, along with shing sites and up-to-date forecasts. One of the most fun tips is to have everyone register for Floridas freshwater angler recognition programs, including TrophyCatch and Big Catch, at TrophyCatchFlorida.com. When you register, you become eligible for a Phoenix 619 Pro bass boat and trailer, with a Mercury outboard and Motor Guide trolling motor. That drawing will be in October 2013. However, for the hard-core freshwater anglers who travel from all across the world to sh Floridas fresh water, the ultimate catch is a trophy largemouth bass. The FWC and corporate partners reward anglers for reporting those sh and then releasing them to challenge another angler and to keep the shery thriving. To learn more and keep informed, like us at Facebook.com/TrophyCatchFlorida. Another great gift that will help anglers boast about their sport while supporting conservation is a Go Fishing largemouth bass specialty license plate for their vehicle or trailer. Simply go to Buyaplate.com, or purchase a gift certi cate at an authorized motor vehicle of ce. Gifts for nature lovers By STAN KIRKLAND Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Fall is the most active time of year for Florida black bears as they stock up on calories for the coming winter. Though black bears dont really need to put on pounds to survive the states usually mild winters, they behave as if they do eating about three times as much as usual. Because bears are now busy lling their bellies, residents in Wakulla and Franklin counties may have even more bear sightings than usual. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) asks people to be extra diligent in securing food sources around their homes and businesses that can attract bears and create problems. Preventing bears access to food is the most important thing people can do to keep bears and other wild animals out of neighborhoods, said Capt. Rob Beaton, area supervisor for the FWC. If you are a Florida black bear, raiding a garbage can to eat leftovers may be more appealing than foraging in the woods for palmetto berries and acorns. It is against the law to have food and attractants out for bears to access. And as bears are looking for food, the easier a food item is to get, the more likely it is that a bear will take advantage of it. Bear-related calls to the FWC are up this year in many parts of the state. The FWC has received 152 calls in Wakulla County and 131 in Franklin County so far this year. Last years totals were 110 and 93, respectively. Now more than ever we are relying on residents to keep bears from getting rewarded for being in neighborhoods, Beaton said. You can call your local trash pickup companies for options. Waste Pro in Wakulla and Franklin counties offers a $6 retrot to trash cans that has proved effective. To keep bears away from your home and neighborhood, follow these tips: Feed your pets indoors or bring in dishes after feeding. Secure household garbage in a shed, garage or a wildlife-resistant container. Put household garbage out on the morning of pickup, not the night before. Secure commercial garbage in bear-resistant dumpsters with metal lids or metal-reinforced plastic lids and lock bars. Clean grills and store them in a locked, secure place. Remove wildlife feeders, or make them bear-resistant. Protect gardens, apiaries, compost and livestock with electric fencing. Pick ripe fruit from trees and remove fallen fruit from the ground. Encourage your homeowners association or local government to institute ordinances on keeping foods secure that would attract wildlife. Con icts between Florida black bears and people are preventable, Beaton said. Most people who follow the FWCs advice on how to bear-proof their homes and businesses dont have con icts with these large and powerful wild animals. Go to MyFWC.com/Bear to learn more about living in bear country. Email outdoors news to tcroft@ star .com Page 6 Thursday, December 6, 2012 O UTDOORS www.starfl.com Section Section A SPONSORED BY Freshwater Inshore/Bay White trout or sand trout are thin in St. Joe Bay and in the I.C.W. north of St. Joe. Arti cial baits such as grubs and jigs are producing sh, but live shrimp is a sure thing. Red sh and a few pompano have been caught off the beaches on Cape San Blas and Mexico Beach this week. Warmer weather has improved freshwater shing this week, with good reports coming from The Brothers and Howard Creek. Most are reporting good bream, sheepshead and some smaller trout. Black bears remain very active during fall As bears are looking for food, the easier a food item is to get, the more likely it is that a bear will take advantage of it.

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PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA www.starfl.com Section GO TO FACEB OO K.C O M/P C DEAL OFT HE D AY A ND E NT E R NOW! Add a $ 50 gift card to your Wish List! to local restaurants Coming Soon! Daily Deal Facebook Like Contest Be Sure To Enter! NEED A LITTLE EXTRA SPARKLE ADDED TO YOUR HOLIDAY? Enter our Facebook contest to WIN A $50 GIFT CARD! Just Like our Facebook Daily Deal page and register for a chance to WIN A $50 GIFT CARD TO LOCAL RESTAURANTS. Contest gift card $ 50 to local restaurants Star Staff Report Port St. Joe hosted Wakulla Middle School last Thursday and lost in overtime to the Lady Wildcats. Port St. Joe led 15-11 at the half after Hallie Jasniski scored two and Khaliyah Johnson hit a 3-pointer. In the second half, the Lady Tiger Sharks could only mount ve points and at the end of regulation it was 20-20. In the two-minute overtime, Wakulla scored four points while Port St. Joe failed to net a point in falling 24-20. Jasniski led Port St. Joe with 10 points and Johnson added six. Javia Patterson had two points and ve steals and Morgan Lemieux also scored two points. The Junior High Lady Tiger Sharks will be off until Monday, Dec. 17, when they travel to Wakulla to take on Riversprings Middle School. By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com The Port St. Joe boys basketball team might be short on experience, but talent not so much. The Tiger Sharks opened the season before Thanksgiving with a win over Tallahassee FAMU and followed that up by splitting a pair of games losing the second on a 3-point shot at the buzzer last week. With just two seniors on the roster and two freshmen and an eighth-grader in the regular rotation, the Tiger Sharks hope to make up for their callowness with talent. We are very athletic, Coach Derek Kurnitsky said. We are a really good rebounding team, and we are a pretty good defensive team. Our biggest problem is youth. You have to learn how to win. You have to learn to compete every night on the varsity level. That is something you have to practice. This is Port St. Joe, and we are going to get everybodys best game. Nobody is going to lay down for us. But this team has not even come close to playing its best ball. We have a lot of good basketball ahead of us. The seniors are Rammello Zaccarro and Thomas Gainous. The varsity is lled out by T. J. Williams and Chad Quinn, both freshmen; eighth-grader Jacorian Calloway; Jak Riley and Marcel and Marquez Johnson, all sophomores; and juniors Luke Galloway and Natron Lee. We have some depth, Kurnitsky said. We go nine deep. And we have some good talent, we are just young. The Tiger Sharks opened the season with a 72-61 win over FAMU before Thanksgiving. Port St. Joe opened a six-point lead by halftime and never was threatened in the second half. Williams led the way with 22 points, Quinn added 18 and Lee 17. Zaccarro had eight, Marcel Johnson four and Marquez Johnson two. Jarkeice Davis, who has left the team, had four points. Last Tuesday, the Tiger Sharks clobbered North Bay Haven of Panama City 67-26. The Tiger Sharks opened a 17-point rst-quarter led and sprinted to victory. Calloway had 22 points to lead Port St. Joe, which also received 12 points from Quinn. Zaccarro and Lee each scored seven points, Marquez Johnson had six, Marcel Johnson and Williams ve points apiece and Riley had two points. Galloway also had two points. Against Mosley last Saturday, the host Tiger Sharks got off to a rough start, trailing by 14 points at one juncture in the rst half. We came out and thought because we were 2-0 we were the Los Angeles Lakers, Kurnitsky said. You have to learn how to a handle success. Its part of the growing process. The Tiger Sharks clawed back and tied the score at 55-all late before the Dolphins nailed a 3-point shot at the buzzer for a 5855 lead. Quinn led Port St. Joe with 18 points, and Williams added 13. Calloway chipped in with 12, Lee added eight and Marcel Johnson had four points. The Tiger Sharks hosted Bozeman on Tuesday night and are at South Walton on Friday, Blountstown on Saturday. Star Staff Report Area children are invited to j oin the Dr. David Langston Youth Basketball League. Registration is 4-5:30 p.m. ET Dec. 3-10 at the Washington High Recreational Center. The league his for youth ages 7-13. Forms can be picked up at the front ofce of Port St. Joe Elementary School or the Washington Recreational Center at 414 Kennys St. in Port St. Joe. Registration fee is $10. For information contact Michael Harris at 227-4105 or Johanna White at 227-8732. Star Staff Report The Lady Tiger Sharks basketball team traveled to Quincy last Friday to take on East Gadsden and came away on the short end of the scoreboard. East Gadsden led 7-5 after one quarter and 20-9 at the half. The Lady Jaguars pulled away from there for a 32-17 victory. The Lady Sharks was led in scoring by Maya Robbins with ve points. Hallie Jasinski had three points, and Callie Fleshiner had three points and seven rebounds. Alyssa Parker, Claudia Gref, and Shannon Pridgeon each had two points. The Lady Tiger Sharks hosted Bozeman on Tuesday and never trailed, going up 17-2 after one quarter. The score was 26-5 at halftime and 37-8 after three quarters en route to a 49-15 win. Leading the way for Port St. Joe was Teiyahna Hutchinson with 14 points. Brooklyn Quinn added 12, Hallie Jasinski 10, Maya Robbins four and Aylssa Parker had three points and ve rebounds. Callie Fleahnier had two points and seven rebounds, and Maliayah McNair, Java Patterson and Delilah Harrison each added two points. The Lady Tiger Sharks nish the week on the road Friday at South Walton at 6 p.m. ET and Saturday at Blountstown at 4:30 p.m. Both are district games. Coach Gary Hindley reaches 400 wins Star Staff Report Port St. Joe High School soccer teams blasted Freeport and Tallahassee Godby and handled Rocky Bayou last week as the boys remained unbeaten and Coach Gary Hindley reached 400 wins in his coaching career. The girls and boys each had little trouble with District 1-1A rival Freeport on Friday night, as the host Lady Tiger Sharks won 8-0 and the boys won 6-2. The Lady Tiger Sharks, 4-1-0 overall and 2-1-0 in District 1-1A play scored four goals in each half to easily whip Freeport. Freshman forward Kathleen Rish scored a hat trick with three goals, and junior Lexie McGhee added two goals (giving her four for the year) to spark the Port St. Joe offense. Allie Striplling scored her rst goal of the year, and Freeport had two own goals. Brittany Shoemaker (her third) and sophomore mid elder Hayley Wood (with two, giving her four on the season) added assists. Port St. Joe outshot Freeport 40-6. Junior Christian Laine started in goal and had one save in 20 minutes to earn the win. Eighth-grader Rebecca Kerigan saw 35 minutes making one save, and seventhgrader Celeste Childs had 12 minutes and also recorded one save. The Tiger Sharks, 5-0-0 overall, 3-0-0 in the district, were led by senior defender Javarri Beachum and sophomore Marcel Duarte, who each had two goals. Junior Drew Lacour (his second) and Sawyer Raf eld ( rst) also had goals. Duarte added two assist and Beachum one. The Tiger Sharks outshot Freeport 30-10. First-year senior goalkeeper Tucker Smith, 4-0 on the year, had seven saves. The teams traveled to Niceville to face Rocky Bayou on Saturday. The girls won 1-0, and the boys nished the sweep 4-1. The Lady Tiger Sharks got a goal from freshman high scorer Rish (four on the year) in the 10th minute and settled in to hold off Rocky Bayou for the remaining time, registering their third shutout of the year. Assisting on the goal was Cailyn LaPlante, her rst of the year. The shutout in goal was recorded by Laine, who faced eight shots and made six saves. The Tiger Sharks received two goals from Duarte, who has a team-high 10 on the year. Goals also came from Caleb Odum (his second) and Lacour (his third). Odum also recorded an assist as did midelder Daniel Jones. Smith gave up just one second-half goal and made ve saves on eight Rocky Bayou shots. The Tiger Sharks had 14 shots. Tuesday in Tallahassee, the soccer teams swept Godby High School, the girls winning 2-0, the boys 4-0. Duarte had a hat trick, bringing his season goals to 13, while Jones added a goal (his third). Assists were credited to Jones and Lacour. Smith earned his rst shutout of the season in goal while running his record to a perfect 5-0-0. He lowered his Goals Against Average to 1.01. He made four saves on ve shots, while Port St. Joe had 30 shots. The Lady Tiger Sharks recorded their second shutout. Three goalkeepers shared the bagel as Laine saw 40 minutes of action, Kerigan logged 27 minutes and Chiles had 13 minutes. Collectively, they faced three shots and each recorded one save. Single goals were scored by Strippling (her second) and McGhee (her team leading fth). Strippling and LaPlante had assists. The teams host Rocky Bayou on Saturday. Hindley, in his fourth season at Port St Joe, reached the 400-win milestone this past week, having 57 high school wins, 92 collegiate victories and 251 professional wins. PSJ Junior High girls suffer 1st loss Registration open for David Langston league Thursday, December 6, 2012 Page 7 Lady Tiger Sharks win 1, lose 1 PSJHS has unbeaten week PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA www.starfl.com SP O RTS Section A RECREATIONAL BASKETBALL PREP SOCCER PREP BOYS BASKETBALL Tiger Sharks open season 2-1 We are very athletic. We are a really good rebounding team, and we are a pretty good defensive team. Our biggest problem is youth. 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Local A8 | The Star Thursday, December 6, 2012 study, the city will tap cash carry forward to pay for it. Money-wise it will be kind of a wash, Magidson said. The contract for the study, between the citys engineers Preble Rish and subcontractor CDM Smith, which designed the new plant, is capped at $60,000, and Commissioners Rex Buzzett and Bill Kennedy said in conversations with David Kozan of CDM it was indicated some components of the study might come in under budget. The scope of the work, Kennedy said, is being dictated in large measure by the water management district. We may end needing some money at the end to tie up loose ends, Buzzett said. We want to do this as economically as possible. A resident questioned why not wait until line replacement currently in the first of three phases to replace 20 miles of line to perform the study. We know no matter what we do with the distribution system, we still know we have problems with certain house plumbing, certain situations, Kennedy said. We just dont know what that is. Magidson added, We have to gure out what is going on because there is no rhyme or reason to it. At the recommendation of water plant manager Larry McLamma, commissioners are going to examine the vegetation growing along certain sections of the freshwater canal to consider bringing down some pine trees and other vegetation. City manager Jim Anderson said staff recently took a tour of the canal system and found a noticeable difference in clarity of the water the closer the water was to the plant. We will move that to the front burner, Magidson said. That could help us with the water. Waste Pro Commissioners approved a resolution that will raise garbage rates charged by Waste Pro, per its contract, by 2.5 percent, equal to the increase in the Consumer Price Index, beginning the rst of the year. City manager Jim Anderson said Waste Pro had not raised rates in two years and were permitted under contract, which expires next year, to impose a rate increase linked to the CPI. EDC/Chamber Though the Board of County Commissioners at its most recent meeting said they would schedule a workshop with stakeholders concerning the future of the Economic Development Council, Anderson said he had yet to hear from the county on scheduling the workshop. Holiday Open House Alines Merle Norman Studio 850-229-6600 ANNOUNCES THE OPENING OF WEEMS MEDICAL CENTER WEST Tuesday, December 4, 2012 Appointments Available and Walk-Ins Welcome!!! Appointments can be made by calling 653-8853 ext 118 and Walk-Ins may enter the front lobby of the hospital and inquire at the front registration desk. Weems Medical Center West will be providing Urgent and Family Care Services Tuesday through Thursday 8am 4pm 135 Ave G, Apalachicola, FL 850-653-8853 www.weemsmemorial.com ARE YOU IN NEED OF A MEDICAL PROVIDER?? 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. NO HIDDEN CHARGES: It is our policy that the patient and any other person responsible for payments has the right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed by payment or any other service, examination or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free, discounted fee or reduced fee service, examination or treatment. www.mulliseye.com "WE WELCOME NE W PATIE N TS, C ALL T ODAY FOR YOUR P RIORITY APP OI N TME N T" FOR NEW PATIENTS 59 AND OLDER This certificate is good for a complete Medical Eye Exam with Todd Robinson, M.D. Board Certified Eye Physician and Surgeon. The exam includes a prescription for eye glasses and tests for Glaucoma, Cataracts and other eye diseases FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT CALL: 850-763-6666 ELIGIBILITY: U.S. Citizens living in the Florida Panhandle, 59 years and older, not presently under our care. Coupon Expires: 12-31-12 FREE EYE EXAM CODE: PJ00 Darren Payne, M.D. Board Certified Eye Physician and Cataract Surgeon Lee Mullis, M.D. Board Certified Eye Physician and Cataract Surgeon Todd Robinson, M.D. Board Certified Eye Physician and Cataract Surgeon "Freedom from Eye Glasses, Now a reality for many." Smart Lenses SM 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 WATER from page A1 THE PORT ST. JOE STAR FIND US ON FACEBOOK

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COMMUNITY www.starfl.com B Page 1 Section Star Staff Report The Mexico Beach Community Development Council was awarded $200,000 from the BP-sponsored Gulf Tourism and Seafood Promotional Fund last week at Edgewater Beach Resorts Oceans Restaurant. The funds are to be allocated toward a 2013 turnkey program to increase the online visibility of Mexico Beach across major markets and to spread the news of the beautiful, clear Gulf of Mexico beaches. The Gulf Tourism and Seafood Promotional Fund provides us with an excellent opportunity to share our beautiful beaches with potential visitors like never Special to The Star The committee for the Port St Joe Centennial Celebration has announced the dates for the citys 100year celebration. Festivities will begin June 28 and continue through July 1. Many creative ideas have been researched and are being developed to make this a not-to-be-missed event. Laser lights, parades, kite contests, a shing tournament, a time capsule, an antique car show and a history through pictures are just a few of the events planned for the last weekend in June. During the upcoming months, there will be several fundraisers to help pay for all of these activities. Restaurant tasting, a swap meet, a sh fry and a dance for the generations are just a few of the fundraisers coming in the new year. If you would like to help with any of these fundraisers or events, call Charlotte Pierce at 229-8247. By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com The Christmas season had a sunny, warm welcome on the Forgotten Coast this past weekend as Santa found his way from Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf to Port St. Joe to Mexico Beach to bring yuletide energy. This event truly takes our entire community to see it through, said Paula Ramsey Pickett with the Gulf County Chamber of Commerce. No amount of planning can guarantee a successful event; it relies on the generosity and willingness of the community to make it happen. A special Christmas SaltAir Farmers Market brought throngs to downtown Port St. Joe throughout the day as vendors offered an array of holiday-themed items along with the luscious produce to a background score provided by various artists of all ages. The Day of Declaration, which attracted speakers such as Congressman Steve Southerland and state Rep. Marti Coley, drew roughly 500 people to Constitution Park in a ceremony brimming with patriotism and faith and a celebration of the 174th SPECIAL TO THE STAR From left are Sandie Yarbrough, Mexico Beach Community Development Council President Kimberly Shoaf, Deepwater Horizon claims administrator Patrick Juneau, Susan Howell and Cathey Hobbs. Mexico Beach awarded $200,000 for tourism Unforgettable Coast launches online campaign WIN A PLAYHOUSE SPECIAL TO THE STAR North Florida Child Development and Gulf Correctional Institute are offering the opportunity for the public to win a playhouse for a Christmas present. GCI worked extra hard to have the playhouse ready for the Chili CookOff and last Saturdays activities in Port St. Joe. The playhouse can be seen at the Centennial Bank in Wewahitchka. The playhouse will be given away after the Dec. 15 Christmas Parade in Wewahitchka. Tickets, $3 or seven for $20, can be obtained at Centennial Bank in Port St. Joe and Wewahitchka or by calling Haywood Shealy at 832-5356 or 639-5080, ext. 24. NFCD offers a special thanks to Spud at Whites Towing for all of his assistance and involvement with NFCD. PSJ Centennial Celebration slated for summer 2013 See MEXICO BEACH B6 JSL CHILI COOKOFF WINNERS 1. 98 Real Estate Group and Zach Childs, Jim Norton 2. Community newcomers Joe and Erin Payner, who named their chili Joes New Chili 3. Port Cottages and Bill Kennedy and Steve Wich PORT ST. JOE PARADE WINNERS (Among 45 participants) SCHOOL/NONPROFIT 1. North Florida Child Development with Polar Express Train Float 2. South Gulf County Volunteer Fire Department CHURCH/FAMILY 1. Childrens Choir from First Baptist Church 2. Father and Son Marpoe team BUSINESS 1. Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf 2. Emerald Dance Academy Christmas sparkles on the coast PHOTOS BY TIM CROFT, JOHN PARKER AND SANDIE YARBROUGH See CHRISTMAS B6 Thursday, December 6, 2012

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B2 | The Star Thursday, December 6, 2012 LOST DOG PART SCHNAUZER AND PART WIRE TERRIER AUTUMN PRIMARY COLOR: BLACK SECONDARY COLOR: TAN SEX: FEMALE WEIGHT: 22 LBS. LOST: 11/14/2012 AGE: 3 YEARS If Found, Please Call: 1-888-466-3242 MICROCHIP # AVID041555351 LAST SEEN: PORT SAINT JOE, FL 32456. Last seen on Whiting Street in Highland View/Port St. Joe wearing a red collar and pink name tag. MEDICARE OPEN ENROLLMENT OCTOBER 15 DECEMBER 7 THIS IS THE TIME TO: Find us on Facebook 180096ELDER SHINE is a Florida Department of Elder Aairs program operated in partnership with the Area Agency on Aging for North Florida, Inc. to provide information and assistance with Medicare. All services are free, objective and condential. WE DO NOT SELL INSURANCE OR REPRESENT ANY INSURANCE ENTITY. OF THE WEEK PET St. Joseph Bay Humane Society Dear Santa, We have been very good this year and would like a few things to make our wait at SJBHS a little more fun and comfortable. Toys, because we like to have fun. Leashes and Collars, to make us look pretty. Blankets, to keep us warm. Towels and wash cloths, to keep us clean. Kitty Litter, you know what that is for. Treats, because they help us learn our commands. Laundry detergent, to wash our bedding. Cleaning and Paper goods, our caretakers use them. Foster homes, because it makes room for other unwanted pets. But most of all we want a forever home! Sincerely, the Cats and Dogs of SJBHS 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! Applications are available at http://www.sjbhumanesociety.org Our hours for the shelter are Tuesday-Saturday from 10 am-4 pm! Faiths Thrift Hut is always in need of donations also, and all the proceeds go directly to support the animals in our care! The hours for the store are Thursday-Saturday from 10 am-3 pm. Volunteers are always welcome at both our store and our shelter! Our store and shelter location is 1007 Tenth Street in Port St. Joe! Hope to see you all there soon! IF YOU ARE M I SS I NG A PET OR WANT TO ADOPT A NEW PET, PLEASE CHECK W I TH YOUR LOCAL H UMANE S OC I ETY OR S HELTER. WHEN MAKING YOUR CHRISTMAS LIST, DONT FORGET THE S T. JOSEPH BAY H UMANE S O C IETY PETS. Sincerely, the Cats and Dogs of SJBHS 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 Special to The Star Christmas Wishes, a program of the Gulf County Sheriffs Of ce for needy children in Gulf County, has placed Christmas stockings at area businesses. We are hoping through the generosity of the people in our area, we can bring Christmas happiness to those children in need. The Christmas Bazaar (8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Friday, Dec. 7. and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8) and Jingle Bell Golf Tournament (tee off at noon Saturday) at the St. Joseph Bay Golf Club also will help bene t the Christmas Wishes program. The table fees from the vendors will go directly to the program. Golfers will receive a $10 credit toward their entry fees for bringing a new toy to the Pro Shop when registering. The South Gulf County Fire Department and Gulf to Bay Construction are also drop-off places for new toys for the program. Please make a donation to any of the Christmas stockings at one of the following businesses: No Name Caf, Bay Breeze Antiques, Sisters Restaurant, Peppers Mexican Grille, Centennial Bank, Piggly Wiggly, Buy Rite Drugs and the sheriffs of ce, all in Port St. Joe; and IGA, Buy Rite and the Centennial Bank in Wewahitchka. If you have any questions about the Christmas Wishes Program, the Christmas Bazaar or the golf tournament, please call the Pro Shop at 227-1751 or Barb Van Treese at 2279837. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Special to The Star The following wonderful men women and children donated their time and talents to help cook, pack and deliver 675 meals to needy people in Gulf County and Mexico Beach. Jim Gainey and Bunnie Gainey, Jerry and Lyd Stokoe, Rich Brenner, Dan Moon, Traci Varner, Kaylea Krum, Bill and Shirley Sanders, Nick and Cheryl Vacco, Leonard and Loretta Costin, Tyler Guthrie, Janis Tankersley, Joshua Willis, Chaz Wright, Tommy and Ruth Sauls, Christine Worley, Dale and Joy Smith, Charlie Black, Cheryl Howell, Deanne Williams, Tom Boone,Will and Mariann, Fred and Melody Meschino, David Grif n, Melissa Hampton, Jack and Katy Medly, Andrea Grogan, Steven Grogan, Fenix Grogan, Corban Grogan, Gunner Grogan, Robert King, Covenant House members, Cole Haddock, Nancy Brake, F. Vandertulip, Bill Vandertulip, Abby Cozine, Hunter Vandertulip, Larry Chism, Ben Welch, Ron and Carolyn Groleau, Kathy Krum, Phillip and Ty Robinson, Stacey Robinson, Micaela Robinson, Austin Robinson, Trent Robinson, Randy and Kristy Raf eld, Loren Siprell, Carol Dow, Charlie Todd, Laney Kennedy, Erin Kennedy, Kurt Neubauer, James Christy, Logan Haddock, Charles Stephens, Kelvin Ash, Eddie Martin, Rob Greenland, Rick Harrell, Tyson Darus, Murey Johnson, Xaiver Pittman Jacavez Coachman, Caiplin White, Branden Charles Beachman, Roger and Sheryl Bradley, Kinsley Robinson, Gerry Smith, Eric and Sharon Asher, Andrew Rutherford and Ron Kelly and Nedemeyer family, Mary Jo Walsh and Leo Pogorzelski. Special thanks to the sponsors of the 2012 Thanksgiving Day Dinner: Durens Piggly Wiggly, Oak Grove Church, Hannon Insurance Agency, First United Methodist Church, St. Josephs Catholic Church, St. Josephs Catholic Church Mens Group, Rich and Liz Brenner, Dan and Gayle Moon, Sacred Heart Hospital Dietary Department, Billy Dixson and Sons Taxi Service, Sunset Coastal Grill and Paul Gants BBQ. Happy ANNIVERSARY Ed and Nelia Doyle celebrate 66 years together Charles E. (Ed) Doyle and his wife, Edith Cornelia (Nelia) Barker Doyle, of Wewahitchka celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary on Nov. 22. The couple rst met many years ago, growing up on nearby farms in the rural south during the Great Depression. Nelia decided at age 13 she would one day marry Ed. Ed, who spent 1940-41 with the North Carolina National Guard, joined the U.S. Navy the day after the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941 and served overseas during World War II. He and Nelia wed in 1946 after Ed returned to the U.S. For years, Ed worked for the U.S. Navy and was stationed all over the world. The couple settled in Wewahitchka after Eds retirement in June 1966. They have one son, four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Nelia will be 85 years old and Ed 91 years old in January. They remain active in the community with many hobbies including gardening, geology and youth outreach. Ed is a Master Gardener who has worked with county extension agent Roy Lee Carter for years. Ed and Nelia have known each other since childhood and are still in love after 66 happy years of marriage! Wewahitchka Library to offer holiday story on Tuesday Star Staff Report The public is encouraged to join the staff of the Charles Whitehead Wewahitchka Public Library for Holiday Story Time at 3:30 p.m. CT Tuesday, Dec. 11. There will also be arts, crafts and singing. The event is free and open to the public. For library information, call 639-2419. The library is at 314 N. Second St. Can you help a child in need? CHRISTMAS WISHES Thank you, Thanksgiving dinner volunteers Society

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The Star| B3 Thursday, December 6, 2012 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 For more information regarding Fair Housing or to le a complaint, please contact HUD at the phone number above, or Connie Parrish at the City of Wewahitchka at (850) 639-2605. milanjewelerspc.com milanjewelers.promilitary.net Black, Blue, Yellow, Red, Green & Cognac Diamonds 3 Stone Diamond Ring Black Diamond Studs Diamond Cross & Chain Special Sale! FREE School News PSJHS CLASS OF 1963 REUNION Star Staff Report The Class of 1963 from Port St. Joe High School is getting ready for a reunion. Alumni information and event suggestions are needed. Please call Cheryl Johnson at 227-5272. Special to The Star Yearbook news: Dont miss out on your school year memories, yearbook it! The current yearbook price is 17 percent off full price until January. Get yours now online for only $50. There is a link to order your book on our school main page, http://psjhs-gcsfl.schoolloop.com We need your pictures, particularly summer pictures. Get your pictures in the yearbook by uploading them to a free app. Replayit! is available for the iPhone, iPad and Android operating systems, and its free. Just go to the Play Store for Android app or iTunes for iPhone or iPad. The app is free, and the password to upload your pictures to the high school website is sharks12. Art news: If you visited our school on Veterans Day, you were treated to some pretty outstanding artwork created by our art students. This exceptional student work has been sent to three active military personnel currently serving in Iraq and Afghanistan who are from Port St Joe. Band concert: The Port St Joe Band of Gold will hold their traditional band concert at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, in the schools Common Area. Come hear the sounds of the season performed by our outstanding musicians led by Mr. Mitch Bouington. Senior acceptance: Congratulations to the following seniors who received college acceptance letters: Jackie Collingsworth, Troy University; Javarri Beachum, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. SPECIAL TO THE STAR Grandparents came out in full force to support reading and the Faith Christian School Book Fair. This fair was a week-long event sponsored by the Parent Teacher Organization of Faith Christian School. A special grandparent breakfast was held in the auditorium along with a short exhibition by the students. They were happy to show their grandparents all they have learned so far this year. Special to The Star The annual Thanksgiving presentation was performed by the rst and second grades on Nov. 20 at Faith Christian School. Parents and students enjoyed the play, called The First Thanksgiving. After the play, all of the classes at FCS celebrated their thankfulness with a feast! Thank you to all parent volunteers who make the holiday season great fun. Pictured is Mrs. Angela Bouington along with the pilgrims: Emma Grace, Magnolia, Eliza, Halee, Carter, Taylor and Alex. The Indians include John, Bryce, Miracle, Riley, Gabi and Maelee. At right is Carter as a pilgrim. Star Staff Report Mrs. Becky Westons third-grade science class of Wewahitchka Elementary School recently concluded a study of the life cycle of the painted lady butter y. Students experienced the complete metamorphosis from the egg to the adult. They were fascinated to learn that the insect can lay up to 500 eggs and might travel 1,000 miles during her lifetime. She has 10,000 eyes, tastes with her feet, breathes through her abdomen and has a life span of only two to four weeks. She was named Flutter, and the students proudly released her to freedom. She ew to the trees, and as if to say Good-bye, she then came immediately back down and landed on Mrs. Westons shoulder. This added an emotional moment for all involved as Flutter excitedly ew away to enjoy her freedom. WES students study butter ies DAZZLING DOLPHINS AT THE BOOK FAIR SPECIAL TO THE STAR Front row: Levi Hanlon, JaMarrien Becton, Lyriq Larry and Lauren Brant. Back row: Kevin Lacivita, Brianna Biagini, Kristi Whit eld and Madi Gingell. FAITH CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

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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 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 Benton Hamm was born December 5, 1933 and entered heaven on November 22, 2012. He was a graduate of Sneads High School and attended Chipola College. He was a conductor for 40 years for the A&N Railroad of Port St. Joe. He coached Babe Ruth baseball, womens softball, umpired high school baseball and basketball, mens softball and was a licensed of cial with the Florida Athletic Association. He was an auxiliary member of the Port St. Joe Fire and Police Departments. For 30 years he was member of Glad Tidings Assembly of God Church in Wewahitchka where he sang in the choir, served as deacon, and with his wife Dot worked with Golden Agers. Benton loved his church family. He is survived by his wife, Dot; a daughter, Debbie Lindsey (Charles) and a son, Rev. Dr. Richard Hamm (Anita), his precious grandchildren, Casi Lindsey Knowles (Robert), Richie Hamm (Wendy), Brandon Hamm (Ashley), Lindsay Hamm; his great-grandchildren, Kayla, Elijah, Jordan, Ashdon, Nixen, Delainey; his brother, Hinton (Margie), brother-in-law, Liddon Woodard (Lynda); his sisters-in-law, Lavinia Radel, Joyce Deason (Earnest); several nieces and nephews and the worlds best neighbors. Funeral services, of ciated by Rev. Richard Hamm and Rev. Joey Smith, were held on Sunday, November 25 at Glad Tidings Assembly of God and a private family graveside service at Roberts Cemetery was held on Monday, Nov. 26. In lieu of owers, the family requests that donations in Bentons memory be made to: Richard L. Hamm International Ministries, 13925 Erwin Road, Charlotte, N.C. 28273. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Benton Hamm Erma Hendry Kennedy of Port St. Joe passed away at 11:55 p.m. November 26, 2012. She was born in Perry, Fla., Aug. 25, 1924, the youngest of three daughters, born to R. D. and Mary Hendry. She was preceded in death by her parents; her sisters Eunice Caroll and Eutha Ezell; and husband Leo Kennedy. Her survivors include her daughter, Linda Green of Blountstown; her son, Leo Kennedy of Mexico Beach; her grandchildren, Mike Green, Steve Green and Serena Cook Funeral services were held Friday, November 30, 2012 at 2 p.m. ET at Highland View Baptist Church. Interment followed in Holly Hill Cemetery. Those who wish may make donations to Highland View Baptist Church, 310 Ling Street, Port St. Joe, Fl 32456. All services are under the direction of the Comforter Funeral Home. Erma Hendry Kennedy Mrs. Dean Stevens, 89, of Port Saint Joe, passed away Friday night, November 30, 2012 in Port Saint Joe. Born in West Blocton, Ala., she has been a resident here since 1956 and worked as an executive secretary for B. Roy Gibson until her retirement. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church. Survivors include her husband, Joe Stevens; her son Wayne Stevens, both of Port Saint Joe; her grandchildren, Gretchen Schweers and husband Mike, and Zeke Stevens; a great-granddaughter Sophie Schweers; and her sisters, Clara Hamrick, and Ruth Owens and husband Wes. The funeral service was held at 10 a.m. EST on Tuesday, December 4, 2012 in Holly Hill Cemetery, conducted by the Rev. Jim Fillingim. All services are under the direction of the Comforter Funeral Home. Dean Stevens FAITH Thursday, December 6, 2012 Page B4 This business invites you to visit the church of your choice this week. www.starfl.com Obituaries Special to The Star Life-and-death decisions, hardships, and disabilities will be discussed at Lifetree Caf at 7 p.m. CT on Monday, Dec. 10. This program features an exclusive lm about a couple who learned that their unborn child would have profound disabilities. This couple made a life-changing decision, Lifetree representative Craig Cable said. Their story of unconditional love during dif cult times is a true inspiration. Admission to the 60-minute event is free. Snacks and beverages are available. Lifetree Caf is located at 1602 U.S. Highway 98 in Mexico Beach across from El Governor Motel. Lifetree Caf is a place where people gather for conversations 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. Courage to stand alone Youve got to stand for something, Or youll fall for anything. These words are in a country song, But they have a spiritual ring. We know that God would have us stand, And maybe sometime alone. Many times we dont see it, Until after weve been shown. Jesus gave the best example, He stood alone for you and I. Would you make a stand for Jesus, If it meant that you would die? Billy Johnson Ernie J. Woodrow 12/5/59 5/29/09 Remember Me You still live on in the hearts and minds of the loving family and friends you left behind. Mom, dad and sisters and Maddie CHRISTMAS CONCERT AT FIRST UNITED METHODIST The Bay Area Chorale Society will present a Praise and Glory Christmas Concert 3 p.m. ET on Dec. 16 at First United Methodist Church of Port St. Joe. There is a $5 suggested donation. Program to discuss nding peace in hard times In Loving MEMORY Faith BRIEF

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Phase 30 FY2012 Annex 5 Gulf County HAS BEEN AWARDED FEDERAL FUNDS UNDER THE EMERGENCY FOOD AND SHELTER NATIONAL BOARD PROGRAM. Gulf County has been chosen to receive $6,027.00 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county. The selection was made by a National Board that is chaired by the Department of Homeland Securitys Federal Emergency Management Agency and consists of representatives from American Red Cross; Catholic Charities, USA; National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA; The Salvation Army; United Jewish Communities and, United Way of America. The Local Board was charged to distribute funds appropriated by Congress to help expand the capacity of food and shelter programs in high-need areas around the country. A Local Board made up of representatives from (American Red Cross, Catholic Charities, Sal vation Army, Gulf County Board of County Commission, a homeless or formerly homeless representative, and other appointed committee members) will determine how the funds awarded to Gulf County are to be distributed among the emergency food and shelter programs run by local service agencies in the area. The Local Board is responsible for recommending agencies to receive these funds and any additional funds available under this phase of the program. Under the terms of the grant from the National Board, local agencies chosen to receive funds 3) practice nondiscrimination, 4) have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs, 5) if they are a private voluntary organization, they must have a voluntary board, and 6) must have a DUNS number. Qualifying agencies are urged to apply. Gulf County has distributed Emergency Food and Shelter funds previously with Gulf County Senior Citizens. This agency was responsible for providing over 2400 meals and 0 nights of lodging. Public or private voluntary agencies interested in applying for Emergency Food and Shelter Program funds must contact Stephanie Richardson, Emergency Operations Center 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd. Bldg. 500, Port St. Joe, Fl. 32456, or call 229-9110 for an application. The deadline for applications to be received is December 13, 2012. (2012.110) L CHRIS T M Z R T St. Joesph Bay Golf Club LE ELL T T Saturday, December 8, 2012 ~ 12:00 EST Tournament Format: Individual play with handicap from your normal tee $10.00 o Tournament Entry Fee if you bring a NEW TOY MEMBERS: $45 NON-MEMBERS: $55 C H RIS T M S Z R Do your Christmas shopping for unique handmade gifts made by local artists. Spruce up your home or oce with great decorations: Everything is Handmade Saturday, December 8: 9:00-4:00 For more information, call St. Joseph Bay Country Club: or Barb Van Treese: 1st Place: ............. $200 2nd Place: ........... $100 3rd Place: .............. $50 W IT H M INI MUM OF 28 PLA YE R S GPM GPM Financial, LLC Sponsored By: Penelopes Pet Shop, GP M Financial, LL C, Gulf County Sheris Department, Gulf 2 Bay Development & Construction, and Gulf County Tourist Development Council 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 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! WWW.LOOKOUTLOUNGE.COM RANDY STA R K ON THE POOP DECK K A R AOKE/ D J IN THE CR OW S N E S T SATURDAY 9 PM ET ~ SPECIAL GUEST PERFORMANCE ~ O N THE POOP DECK! Highly prized throughout Florida and widely beloved as a symbol of the Christmas season is the poinsettia. No other ower can make such a brilliant show of bright red throughout the festive weeks of December and January. Poinsettias remain one of the most popular holiday owers. Hybridizers have expanded the range of colors from the familiar red to pastel yellow and vibrant bi-colors. One of the most common questions after Christmas is, How can I care for my poinsettia so that it will bloom again next Christmas? Though this can be done, its a very fussy, exacting process, and because the plants are not that expensive, you might just choose to start fresh next year. My information on poinsettias was provided by Dr. Robert J. Black, professor emeritus, University of Florida. When purchasing a poinsettia, select a plant which has green nearly to the soil line. Old plants will have experienced excessive leaf drop. Foliage drop also is caused by uctuating temperatures, gas fumes, soil pH and plant pests. When you rst bring your poinsettia home the following precautions should be considered: Light: Place it near a sunny window. South, east or west facing windows are preferable to a north facing window. Poinsettias are topical and will appreciate as much direct sunlight as you can provide. Heat: To keep the poinsettia in bloom as long as possible, maintain a temperature of 6575 degrees F during the day. Dropping the temperature to about 60 degrees F at night will not hurt the plant. However, cold drafts or allowing the leaves to touch a cold window can injure the leaves and cause premature leaf drop. If youve ever see a gangly poinsettia in bloom, with only a couple of sad looking leaves hanging on, it was probably exposed to temperature that was too cool or extreme shifts in temperature. Water: Water the plant whenever the surface feels dry to the touch. Water until it drains out the bottom, but dont let the plant sit in water. Wilting is another common cause of leaf drop. A wilted plant can be revived and salvaged, but it will take another season to improve its appearance. Humidity: Lack of humidity during dry season, in particular winter, is an ongoing house plant problem. If your home tends to be dry and your poinsettia is indirect light, you will nd yourself watering frequently, possibly every day. For more information on poinsettias contact the Gulf County Extension Service at 639-3200, 229-2909 or visit gulf. ifas.u .edu. Care for your poinsettias ROY LEE CARTER County extension director Local The Star| B5 Thursday, December 6, 2012 Star Staff Report Carol Carlan, a successful Pensacola business executive and long-time community leader, has been selected as the next president of the Sacred Heart Foundation. Starting Dec. 29, Carlan will succeed Dr. Henry Roberts, who is retiring as the foundations president after successfully leading Sacred Hearts fundraising for six years. Carlan worked in the nancial services industry for more than 35 years and served as the rst female president of a large regional bank in the Florida Panhandle. In 2007, she formed Carlan Consulting LLC, a leadership development company. Carlan is a graduate of Pensacola State College and the University of Florida School of Banking. She is known for her heartfelt commitment to education, business and social issues demonstrated by her involvement in guiding dozens of nonpro t organizations throughout her career. She was one of 25 people in Florida appointed by Gov. Charlie Crist to serve on the Department of Juvenile Justice Blueprint Commission in 2007. She is a three-term trustee for Pensacola State College and past president emeritus for the PSC Foundation. She also was appointed by Gov. Jeb Bush to be the inaugural chair of the Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition. Some of Carlans many awards during her career have included the Business Leader of the Year by both the Pensacola News Journal and the Pensacola Bay Area Chamber of Commerce. She also received the Leadership Pensacola Blue Angel Leadership Award and the PACE Center for Girls Pioneer Award for her leadership as a State Board trustee and a founding member of the Escambia/Santa Rosa PACE Center for Girls. Sacred Heart selects Carlan to lead foundation CAROL CARLAN

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Local B6 | The Star Thursday, December 6, 2012 Trades & Services GET YOUR AD IN 227-7847 T ODAY! C A LL Dri Brite Brite Brite Brite Brite 850-229-9663 15 Years of Service! Steam Cleaning & Remediation 24 Hour Water Extraction 229-1324 PROFESSIONAL F LOOR CARE, I N C R esidential and Commercial Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning S erving the entire Gulf Coast area Ceramic Tile and Grout Cleaning R Vs Cars Trucks Vans 24 Hour E mergency Water E xtraction J.J.s Tree Service, LLC Stump Grinder Licensed & Insured Call John : (850) 899-8432 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 Rays Quality Service NO JOB TOO SMALL! For more information regarding Fair Housing or to le a complaint, please contact HUD at the phone number above, or Towan Kopinsky at the Gulf County Grants Oce in Port St. Joe, Florida at (850) 229-6144. (2012.112) before, said CDC president Kimberly Shoaf. Well be using the funds to help those looking for a family vacation, a romantic getaway or a winter reprise nd all the information they can about our Old Florida community. Well be able to help promote our local tourism and economy and keep Mexico Beach thriving. Mexico Beach, also known as the Unforgettable Coast, has continued to grow its tourism and local economy in the aftermath of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The online marketplace is the most used resource for travelers looking to gather vacation information, so the new online campaign will not only help bring new visitors to Mexico Beach, but it also will further enhance the local economy in the process. Deepwater Horizon claims administrator Patrick Juneau and grant coordinator Nick Gagliano awarded checks to several grant winners. Representatives from the Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce, the Downtown Improvement Board-Panama City, the Wakulla County Tourist Development Council, the City of Port St. Joe, the Port St. Joe Redevelopment Agency and the Gulf Coast Marine Life Center also were recipients of awards from the fund. For more information concerning Mexico Beach, please visit MexicoBeach.com. MEXICO BEACH from page B1 anniversary of the signing of the Florida Constitution. The cities of Port St. Joe and Mexico Beach lit their Christmas trees. The Junior Service League held its annual Chili-Cookoff and bene ted further when all three winning teams donated all or a portion of their winnings back to the JSL for its many community projects. Mexico Beach and Port St. Joe also held their annual Christmas parades, the Mexico Beach parade being of the golf cart variety. In all, it was a series of smalltown events with a homey feel and a great kickoff to the holiday season. This is just great, said St. Joe Beach resident Zebe Schmitt. This is what a community looks and feels like. What a great day. Star Staff Report Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission law enforcement of cers arrested two Gulf County men on St. Joe Bay before daylight Nov. 23 with an almost 8,000-square-foot gill net and more than 600 pounds of illegally netted pompano, Spanish mackerel and sheepshead. Its a net thats designed to entangle sh, Kirkland said Friday. It was huge. Floridas constitution prohibits the use of gill nets and entangling nets for the taking of marine species. Possession of a net greater than 500 square feet, with which Haddock and Moore are both charged, is a third-degree felony, Kirkland said. Ashley David Haddock, 27, of Wewahitchka and Randall Lamar Moore, 30, of Port St. Joe face numerous felony and misdemeanor charges for using a gill net. Using high-tech, night-vision equipment, of cers watched the pair on the bay on Haddocks 22foot boat from late on Thanksgiving night to the time of arrest the next morning. The sh had obvious signs of being gill-netted, said FWC Of cer Neal Goss IV, one of three ofcers who made the arrests. Both Haddock and Moore are commercial shermen and possess saltwater products licenses. The two were booked into the Gulf County Jail. They were released on $2,000 bond each on Nov. 24. The sh were seized and sold to a Panama City seafood business. The money will be held in escrow, pending the outcome of the case. The FWC seized the vessel and the gill net as evidence in the case. ASHLEY HADDOCK RANDALL MOORE Gulf County pair charged with using illegal net CHRISTMAS from page B1 PHOTOS BY TIM CROFT, JOHN PARKER AND SANDIE YARBROUGH

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CLASSIFIEDSThursday, December 6, 2012 The Star | B7 90983S PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS GULF COUNTY PARKS WEEKEND CLEAN UP CONTRACT BID #1213-02 The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners will receive sealed from any qualified person, company, or corporation interested in providing the following: Gulf County Parks requiring weekend and/ or holiday clean up as specified. Please place YOUR COMPANY NAME, SEALED BID, and the BID NUMBER on the outside of your envelope, and provide three copies of your proposal. Bids must be submitted to and specifications may be obtained from the Gulf County Clerk’s Office at 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Blvd., Room 148, Port St. Joe, Florida, 32456 by Friday, December 14, 2012 by 4:30 p.m., E.T. Specifications may also be obtained at www.gulfcounty-fl.gov. Bids will be opened at this same location on Monday, December 17, 2012 at 10:00 a.m., E.T. The public is invited to attend. Any questions concerning this bid should be directed to Lynn Lanier, Gulf County Deputy Administrator at (850) 229-6106 or (850) 227-8971. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA /s/ William C. Williams, III, Chairman Attest: /s/ Rebecca L. Norris, Clerk Nov. 29, Dec. 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 91051S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 23-2012-CA-000007 DIVISION: BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP F/K/A COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP, Plaintiff, vs. GARY LAMONT GREEN; et. al.; Defendant(s), NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment dated November 2, 2012, entered in Civil Case No.: 23-2012-CA000007, of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida, wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP F/K/A COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP is Plaintiff, and GARY LAMONT GREEN; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF GARY LAMONT GREEN; 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 are Defendants. I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at 11:00 a.m. E.T. at the lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse located at 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL. 32456 on the 13th day of December, 2012. the following described real property as set forth in said Final Summary Judgment, to wit: DESCRIPTION PARCEL 2B A PORTION OF SECTIONS 31 AND 32, TOWNSHIP 5 SOUTH, RANGE 11 WEST, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE CONCRETE MONUMENT MARKING THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER (SW1/4) OF SECTION 32, TOWNSHIP 5 SOUTH, RANGE 11 WEST; THENCE ALONG THE NORTH BOUNDARY LINE OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER (SW1/4) OF SAID SECTION 32, N9000’00”E, 109.83 FEET TO A POINT ON THE WEST RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF NORTH CANAL DRIVE; THENCE ALONG SAID WEST RIGHT OF WAY LINE, S0434’47”E, 419.77 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT; THENCE CONTINUE ALONG SAID RIGHT OF WAY LINE, S0446’39”E, 462.66 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE ALONG SAID RIGHT OF WAY LINE S0446’39”E, 172.26 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT; THENCE LEAVING SAID RIGHT OF WAY LINE, S8959’41”W, 330.01 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT; THENCE N0445’59”W, 172.26 FEET; THENCE N8959’41 “E, 329.97 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. This property is located at the Street address of. 547 N Canal Drive, Port Saint Joe, FL 32456. If you are a person claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale, you must file a claim with the clerk no later than 60 days after the sale. If you fail to file a claim you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. After 60 days, only the owner of record as of the date of the lis penden may claim the surplus. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the court on November 15, 2012 REBECCA L. NORRIS Clerk of the Court B.A. Baxter Deputy Clerk Attorney for Plaintiff: Elizabeth R. Well born, Esquire Elizabeth R. Wellborn, P.A. 350 Jim Moran Blvd. Suite 100 Deerfield Beach, FL 33442 (954) 354-3544 (954) 354-3545 IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Court Administration, P.O. Box 826, Marianna, Florida 32447; Phone: 850-718-0026; Email: ADAReyuest@judl4.flcourts.or g, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days: if you are hearing or voice impaired call 711. Nov. 29, Dec. 6, 2012 91053S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 23-2012-CA-000060 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP. Plaintiff, vs. JASON P. BARBOUR, et. el. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure or Other dated November 13th, 2012, entered in Civil Case Number 23-2012CA-000060, in the Circuit Court for Gulf County, Florida, wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP is the Plaintiff, and JASON P. BARBOUR, et al., are the Defendants, I will sell the property situated in Gulf County, Florida, described as: Commencing at a concrete monument marking the NW corner of NE 1/4 of Section 33, Township 5 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida; thence N 8930’30” E, along the North line of said NE 1/4 for 680.04 feet to an iron rod; thence continue N 8930’30” E, along said North line for 276.00 feet to an iron rod; thence S 007’40” E, for 74.05 feet to an iron rod on the South right of way line of a paved County Road as occupied, said point being 30.00 feet South of the centerline of pavement of said road; thence N 8956’20” E, along said South right of way line a distance of 105.00 feet to an iron rod for the Point of Beginning; thence continue N 8956’20” E, along said right of way line for 105.00 feet to an iron rod; thence S 007’40” E, 220.00 feet to an iron rod; thence S 8956’20” W 105.00 feet to an iron rod; thence N 007’40” W 220.00 feet to the Point of Beginning. Being located in the NE 1/4 of Section 33, Township 5 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida. The South 10.00 feet of the above described property being subject to a private easement for the purposes of ingress and egress Together with that certain doublewide mobile home described as: 2004 CHAN Vin 2208482A #0090445639 and 2004 CHAN Vin 220848B #0090445717 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 5th Street, Port St. Joe, FL 32456 at 11:00 AM, on the 13th day of December, 2012. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated: November 15, 2012. Rebecca Norris Gulf County Clerk of Court Clerk of Circuit Court By: Barbara Baxter Deputy Clerk Nov. 29, Dec. 6, 2012 91139S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.: 2012-54PR IN RE: The Estate of BETTY DARCEY MIMS, a/k/a BETTY ANN MIMS, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Betty Darcey Mims, a/k/a Betty Ann Mims, deceased, File Number 2012-54PR, is pending in the Circuit Court for Gulf County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL 32456. The names and addresses of the Personal Representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, on whom a copy of this notice is served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is December 6, 2012. Ann Whittle 1326 Garrison Avdenne Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Attorney for Petitioner J. Patrick Floyd Law Offices J. Patrick Floyd, Chtd. 408 Long Avenue Port St. Joe, FL 32546 (850) 227-7413 FL Bar No. 257001 December 6, 13, 2012 91151S PUBLIC NOTICE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS RFP 2012-13 **Re-Advertisement** All previous Bidders must re-submit a new bid proposal Sealed bids for City of Port St. Joe for replacement of a Horizontal Pump at the 1st Street Lift Station will be received at City Hall, 305 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida 32456 up until 4:00 PM EST, Friday December 21, 2012. Bids will be publicly opened and acknowledged, Friday December 21, 2012 at 4:05 PM EST, in the City Commission Chambers. Bids shall be submitted in a sealed envelope, plainly marked with bidder’s name, address, date and time of opening, and bid number for “Replacement of Horizontal Pump at the 1st Street Lift Station”. DESCRIPTION OF WORK: Remove the existing pump, motor and base plate. Provide and install a skid mounted horizontal pump (per codes/regulations). It is recommended that each bidder perform a site visit prior to submitting a bid to ensure that they have satisfied themselves to existing conditions and to certify that they fully understand the entire scope of this Work. Site visits shall be scheduled by contacting the Public Works Department at 850-229-8247. The proposal shall include all labor and materials as it relates to the following: The disassembly of the existing pump from the concrete base and removal from the dry pit. The reassembly of the new pump with special alignment by a Certified Alignment Technician. The new horizontal pump shall be a 15 HP/460 Volt and deliver 800 GPM @ 37’ TDH (1200 RPM) with a tangential CCW rotation discharge (like existing Paco Pump), stainless steel wear rings, certified test curve, and water flush seal. Pump shall have a five (5) year 100% Warranty Startup Services by a pump manufacturers certified technician All required 6” piping, flanges, fittings, hardware, etc. necessary to reconnect new pump to existing suction and discharge piping. Work shall be performed by a licensed Contractor and all applicable permits shall be required. Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) to automatically operate the new horizontal pump based on level. One (1) Level Transducer Install a transfer switch into existing control panel between VFD and existing starter. VFD shall have a six (6) year 100% Warranty Provide estimated start and completion dates. All technical data relating to proposed equipment shall be submitted with bid, failure to include data will result in disqualification of bid. For questions concerning this project, please contact John Grantland at 850-229-8247 The City of Port St. Joe reserves the right to accept or reject any and all Statements of Bids in whole or in part, to waive informalities in the process, to obtain new Statements of Bids, or to postpone the opening pursuant to the City’s purchasing policies. Each Statement of Bid shall be valid to the City of Port St. Joe for a period of sixty (60) days after the opening. The City of Port St. Joe is an Equal Opportunity Employer. December 6, 13, 2012 91165S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 12-135CA CAPITAL CITY BANK, Plaintiff, vs. SHIPYARD HOLDINGS, INC.; JOHN DIXON a/k/a JOHN D. DIXON; NEKTON DIVING CRUISES, INC. a/k/a NEKTON DIVE CRUISES, INC. f/k/a NEKTON ADVENTURE CRUISES, INC.; LOGGERHEAD HOLDINGS, INC.; THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA; GADDIS CAPITAL CORPORATION; and NEKTON DIVING CRUISES, LLC, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Summary Judgment dated November 15, 2012 and entered in Case No. 12-135CA of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit, in and for Gulf County, Florida, wherein CAPITAL CITY BANK is the Plaintiff and SHIPYARD HOLDINGS, INC.; JOHN DIXON a/k/a JOHN D. DIXON; NEKTON DIVING CRUISES, INC. a/k/a NEKTON DIVE CRUISES, INC. f/k/a NEKTON ADVENTURE CRUISES, INC.; LOGGERHEAD HOLDINGS, INC.; THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA; GADDIS CAPITAL CORPORATION; and NEKTON DIVING CRUISES, LLC; are the current Defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash on December 13, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time, in the Courthouse Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse located at 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL 32456, in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes, the following described real property as set forth in said Final Judgment: THE LAND REFERRED TO HEREIN BELOW IS SITUATED IN THE COUNTY OF GULF, STATE OF FL, AND IS DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SECTION 15, TOWNSHIP 7 SOUTH, RANGE 10 WEST, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. THENCE N8531’34”E ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 15 FOR 1096.00 FEET; THENCE N6403’05”W FOR 844.76 FEET TO THE BEGINNING OF A CURVE CONCAVE TO THE SOUTH AND HAVING A RADIUS OF 150.00 FEET; THENCE WESTERLY ALONG SAID CURVE FOR AN ARC DISTANCE OF 175.89 FEET, SAID ARC HAVING A CHORD OF 165.98 FEET BEARING S8221’25”W; THENCE S4845’55”W FOR 1663.60 FEET TO THE BEGINNING OF A CURVE CONCAVE TO THE NORTH AND HAVING A RADIUS OF 475.00 FEET; THENCE WESTERLY ALONG SAID CURVE FOR AN ARC DISTANCE OF 569.86 FEET, SAID ARC HAVING A CHORD OF 536.29 FEET BEARING S8308’03”W; THENCE N6229’49”W FOR 2248.18 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE S4507’00”W FOR 325.65 FEET; THENCE N4453’00”W FOR 1000.00 FEET TO THE SOUTHEASTERLY LINE OF THE GULF COUNTY CANAL EASEMENT; THENCE N4507’00”E ALONG SAID SOUTHEASTERLY LINE FOR 435.60 FEET; THENCE S4453’00”E FOR 1000.00 FEET; THENCE S4507’00”W FOR 109.95 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. AND COMMENCE AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SECTION 15, TOWNSHIP 7 SOUTH, RANGE 10 WEST, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE N8531’34”E ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 15 FOR 1096.00 FEET; THENCE N6403’05”W FOR 844.76 FEET TO THE BEGINNING OF A CURVE CONCAVE TO THE SOUTH AND HAVING A RADIUS OF 150.00 FEET; THENCE WESTERLY ALONG SAID CURVE FOR AN ARC DISTANCE OF 175.89 FEET, SAID ARC HAVING A CHORD OF 165.98 FEET BEARING S8221’25”W; THENCE S4845’55”W FOR 1663.60 FEET TO THE BEGINNING OF A CURVE CONCAVE TO THE NORTH AND HAVING A RADIUS OF 475.00 FEET; THENCE WESTERLY ALONG SAID CURVE FOR AN ARC DISTANCE OF 569.86 FEET, SAID ARC HAVING A CHORD OF 536.29 FEET BEARING S8308’03”W; THENCE N6229’49”W F0R 2248.18 FEET; THENCE S4507’00”W FOR 325.65 FEET; THENCE N4453’00”W FOR 1000.00 FEET TO THE SOUTHEASTERLY LINE OF THE GULF COUNTY CANAL EASEMENT FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE N4507’00”E ALONG SAID SOUTHEASTERLY LINE F0R 435.60 FEET; THENCE N4453’00”W FOR 106 FEET, MORE OR LESS, TO THE MEAN HIGH WATER LINE OF SAID CANAL; THENCE SOUTHWESTERLY ALONG SAID MEAN HIGH WATER LINE FOR 436 FEET, MORE OR LESS, TO A LINE THAT BEARS N4453’00”W FROM THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE S4453’00”E FOR 88 FEET, MORE OR LESS, TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on November 19, 2012. REBECCA L. NORRIS Clerk of Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk Nov. 29, Dec. 6, 2012 91191S PUBLIC NOTICE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS RFP 2012-14 ** Advertisement** All Bidders must submit a bid proposal Sealed bids for City of Port St. Joe for Replacement of the Waste Water Treatment Plant Off Road Forklift will be received at City Hall, 305 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida 32456 up until 4:00 PM EST, Friday December 21, 2012. Bids will be publicly opened and acknowledged, Friday December 21, 2012 at 4:05 PM EST, in the City Commission Chambers. Bids shall be submitted in a sealed envelope, plainly marked with bidder’s name, address, date and time of opening, and bid number for “Replacement of Waste Water Treatment Plant Off Road Forklift” DESCRIPTION OF EQUIPMENT: New or Used off road telehandler. *Manufactured 2005 or newer. *Lifting capacity 6000 lb. minimum. All wheel drive. *Four wheel steering. *Remote tilt. *34 feet lift minimum. *Certified 2500 hour run time maximum. *All equipment (lighting, safety equipment, tires, fenders, mirrors, controls) in good working condition. *No non manufacturer equipment modifications For questions concerning this Equipment, please contact Bob Lyles at 850-229-6395 The City of Port St. Joe reserves the right to accept or reject any and all Statements of Bids in whole or in part, to waive informalities in the process, to obtain new Statements of Comfort CareNon-Medical Companionship & home care for seniors. Medical Remiders, Meal Preperation, Light Housekeeping, Escort on Errons, Serving Mexico Beach and Port St. Joe. Please Contact Celeste for Assistance with your needs 850-647-1614 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

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B8| The Star Thursday, December 6, 2012 CLASSIFIEDS Your land or family land is all you need to buy a new home. Call 850-682-3344 Mobile Home Repos Statewide. Move in Ready. Call 850-682-3344 RENTALS3 BR 3 BA UNFURNISHED CONDO LONG TERM, POOL .............................................$850 2 BR 1 BA UNFURNISHED HOUSE FL ROOM, FENCED YARD, GARAGE ..................$800 3 BR 2 BA FURNISHED APT W/D, CARPORT, ST PARKING ............................$600 2 BR 1 BA UNFURNISHED APT NEW PAINT, SMALL PORCH ...............................$375 1 BR 1 BA UNFURNISHED APT ST PARKING, REMODELED, INC WATER ..........$425 3 BR 1 BA FURNISHED APT WEEKLY OR MONTHLY, INC UTILITIES 3 BR 1 BA UNFURNISHED DUPLEX DOWNTOWN CARRABELLE ...............................$600 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 JOB NOTICETHE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE POP. 3445 IS ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE FOLLOWING POSITION: Full time Police O cer Please submit an application to The City of Port St. Joe, Attn: Charlotte Pierce, POB 278, Port St. Joe, FL 32457. Applications and a full job description can be found on our website cityofportstjoe.com. If you have any questions, please contact Charlotte Pierce at (850)229-8261 The position will close on December 21, 2012. The entry level salary for a Police O cer will be $15.50 per hr. not including bene ts. The City of Port St. Joe is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace. JOB NOTICE The City of Port St. Joe (pop. 3445) is accepting applications for the following positions:Operator Trainee/ or Licensed Operators, Water Treatment PlantPlease submit an application along with ve references to The City of Port St. Joe, Attn. Charlotte Pierce, POB 278, Port St. Joe, Fl. 32457. Applications and a full job description can be found on our website cityofportstjoe.com. If you have any questions, please contact Charlotte Pierce at (850)229-8261 The Position will close on December 14, 2012. The entry level salary for an operator trainee will be $12.08 per hr. All other licensed operators will be based on quali cations. The City of Port St. Joe is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace. Associate Director, Small Business Development Center (grant funded) assist the Director with daily operation of center & outreach. Responsible for consulting & training of small business concerns; existing & pre-venture. Consult in areas of startup, nancial, management & marketing needs. Requires BS (MS preferred) in Business Administration, Accounting, Marketing, related eld; min. 5 yrs. consulting in development/ management of small business enterprises; knowledge of entrepreneurship, small business management & sustainable business development processes. Social Media exp & prior business ownership preferred. Must be able to travel and work exible hours. Salary starts at $42k/yr. Apply by 12/21/12. Only those who provide all requested items, GCSC Application (must be completed), legible transcripts & resume will be considered. Additional info: www.gulfcoast.edu/hr. Women & minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. GCSC is an EA/EO/M/F/Vet employer. GCSC Equity O ce 850.873.3516 COORDINATOR, CRIME SCENE TECHNOLOGY coordinate/teach crime scene, crime scene photography, biological evidence, ngerprinting, forensic science, crime scene safety & courtroom presentation of evidence. Develop online courses, advise students and mentor adjuncts. Hours may include nights/weekends at multiple campuses. Requires MS in appropriate eld; experience in forensic science and/or crime scene technology + 3 yrs exp preferred. Salary range starts at $30,600/yr.Position Open Until Filled. Only those who provide all requested items, GCSC Application (must be completed), legible transcripts & resume will be considered. Additional info: www.gulfcoast.edu/hr. Women & minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. GCSC is an EA/EO/M/F/Vet employer. GCSC Equity O ce 850.873.3516 EASTERN SHIPBUILDING GROUP MORE THAN A JOB… A FUTURE! LONG TERM WORK an aggressive leader in the Marine Industry, located in Panama City, FL has the following opportunities for skilled craftsmen:PIPEFITTERS  PIPE WELDERS SHIPFITTERS  STRUCTURAL WELDERS X-RAY WELDERS  ELECTRICIANSCompetitive wages DOE, and a comprehensive bene ts package including: Company paid health, dental, and life insurance, 401(k), attendance & safety bonuses. Normal work week to include overtime. Quali ed craftsmen should apply in person: Mon-Fri, 8am-12pm 1pm4:30 pmHUMAN RESOURCES (2 Locations): 13300 Allanton Rd., Panama City, FL 32404 and 134 S. East Ave., Panama City, FL 32401Applications are also accepted at our East Ave Of ce Saturdays, 8am-12pm.(850) 522-7400, ext. 2285, 2322, or 2302 Fax: (850) 874-0208EOE/Drug Free Workplace Bids, or to postpone the opening pursuant to the City’s purchasing policies. Each Statement of Bid shall be valid to the City of Port St. Joe for a period of sixty (60) days after the opening. The City of Port St. Joe is an Equal Opportunity Employer December 6, 13, 2012 91223S 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 FOR STRUCTURED ASSET INVESTMENT LOAN TRUST, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES, 2006-4 Plaintiff, vs. ERNEST REESE ANTLEY; SARA M. ANTLEY, UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 28th 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 FOR STRUCTURED ASSET INVESTMENT LOAN TRUST, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-4 is the Plaintiff and ERNEST REESE ANTLEY; SARA M. ANTLEY and UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, are defendants. The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the, FRONT LOBBY OF THE GULF COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 1000 5TH STREET, PORT ST. JOE, FL 32456, 11:00 AM on the 10th day of January, 2013, 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. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator by mail at P. O. Box 1089, Panama City, FL 32402 or by phone at (850) 747-5338 at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days. If you are hearing impaired, please call 711. Dated this 28th 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 (954) 453-0365 Fax: (954) 771-6052 Toll Free: 800-441-2439 December 6, 13, 2012 91235S PUBLIC NOTICE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS RFP 2012-15 ** Advertisement** All Bidders must submit a bid proposal Sealed bids for City of Port St. Joe for replacement of #2 High Service Pump, provide basic remanufacture of #2 High Service Pump Motor, and provide reinstallation of #2 High Service Pump and Pump Motor, at the White City Water System Booster Station will be received at City Hall, 305 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida 32456 up until 4:00 PM EST, Friday December 21, 2012. Bids will be publicly opened and acknowledged, December 21, 2012 at 4:05 PM EST, in the City Commission Chambers. Bids shall be submitted in a sealed envelope, plainly marked with bidder’s name, address, date and time of opening, and bid number for “Replacement of #2 High Service Pump, provide basic remanufacture of #2 High Service Pump Motor, and provide reinstallation of #2 High Service Pump and Pump Motor, at the White City Water System Booster Station”. DESCRIPTION OF WORK: *Supply a new pump to replace the existing Goulds Pump MTX 3196, 3x4x8, A70, S/N M93126C01-C02 with equal performance & required maintenance. *Perform basic remanufacture of current pump motor. 25HP, 3600 RPM, 480V., 256T frame. ( to include but not limited to change both bearings, balance rotor, check and reinsulate winding). *Reinstall pump and motor, utilizing laser alignment. (coupling provided by the City of Port St. Joe) Site visits shall be scheduled by contacting the City of Port St. Joe Water Plant at 850-229-1421. The proposal shall include all labor and materials as it relates to the following: *The reassembly of the new pump and remanufactured motor with special alignment by a Certified Alignment Technician. *Pump shall have a five (5) year 100% Warranty *The remanufactured motor shall have a one (1) year 100% bearing Warranty. *Startup Services by a pump manufacturers certified technician *All required piping hardware, etc. necessary to reconnect new pump to existing suction and discharge piping. Work shall be performed by a licensed Contractor and all applicable permits shall be required. *Provide estimated start and completion dates. *All technical data relating to proposed equipment shall be submitted with bid, failure to include data will result in disqualification of bid. For questions concerning this project, please contact Bob Lyles at 850-229-6395 The City of Port St. Joe reserves the right to accept or reject any and all Statements of Bids in whole or in part, to waive informalities in the process, to obtain new Statements of Bids, or to postpone the opening pursuant to the City’s purchasing policies. Each Statement of Bid shall be valid to the City of Port St. Joe for a period of sixty (60) days after the opening. The City of Port St. Joe is an Equal Opportunity Employer December 6, 13, 2012 91251S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 23-2009-CA-000527 DIVISION: BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. MAX GARDNER, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated November 27, 2012 and entered in Case NO. 23-2009-CA000527 of the Circuit Court of the FOURTEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for GULF County, Florida wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., is the Plaintiff and MAX GARDNER; JUDY L. GARDNER; SHALLOW REED PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at LOBBY OF THE GULF COUNTY COURTHOUSE at 11:00AM, on the 3rd day of January, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 22 OF SHALLOW REED PHASE ONE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE(S) 8, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A LOT 22 THE VILLAGE AT, PORT ST. JOE, FL 32410 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on November 30, 2012. Rebecca L. Norris Clerk of the Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk **See Americans with Disabilities Act If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator by mail at P. O. Box 1089, Panama City, FL 32402 or by phone at (850) 747-5338 at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days. If you are hearing impaired, please call 711. ADA Coordinator P.O. Box 1089 Panama City, FL 32402 Phone: 850-747-5338 Fax: (850) 747-5717 Hearing Impaired: Dial 711 Email: ADARequest@ jud14.flcourts.org F09091136 December 6, 13, 2012 Extra Mile Pet SittingHome visits/overnight in the comfort of your pets home. Gulf & Bay County Diana 227-5770 Dan 227-8225 extramilepetsitting.com Wewahitchka 122 2nd street, Saturday Dec 8th, @ 1 pm/ CSTSTORAGE AUCTIONAuctioning off five storage units! Carrabelle : Storage Units Behind IGA, Saturday December 8th from 8am til 2pmMulti-Family Sale850-323-0713 Mexico Beach 403 New Mexico Dr, Saturday, December 8th, 8 am to 12 pmYARD SALE!Clothing, hunting/fishing gear, camoflauge clothing, small TVs, & more! Mexico Beach : 418 Arizona Dr, Saturday December 8th, 7am til 12 Noon CSTMulti-Family Estate SaleFender Guitar, Crystal, Occupied Japan, Christmas Around the World Collectiables, Vintage Tableware, Framed Art Prints, Something for Everyone from 25¢ to $700! Port St. Joe: 2103 Long Ave, Fri & Sat. December 7th and 8th, 8am til 12 NoonMulti-Family SaleLots of Items Including Collectible Dolls! Mimi’s200 A Reid Ave. Now Carrying Plus Sizes 850-229-6464 Mimi’s 200 Reid AveWe have ALL of the Mall Brands. Check out our Great Junior Selection All Fall Resale Buy One Get One 50% Off! 850-229-6464 2 Story duplex, both units available, new appliances, fully furnished, 2 br, 1 ba, top story $800 mo, bottom unit $700 mo. 1st & last, yrly lease, small pets ok. (229) 322-5652 Historic Apalachicola Charming Cottage2br/1ba. In prime historic Apalachicola location. Short walk to water. Wood floors, new washer/dryer, ceiling fans, new cent. heat/ac, w/nice size yard. Pets allowed upon aproval/ deposit. $1,000mo. Call 850-832-2275 for appointment. Text FL34213 to 56654 Port St Joe Beach 4 br, 3 ba, newer home, large garage, two blocks from beach, $1150 mo. + $1150 dep. (816) 698-2405 WEWA: 2bdrm, 1bath, CH&A. $425/mo + $425 dep. 850-639-5721. Wewahitchka156 Patrick St. 2br 2ba Single Family, Fixer-upper. Owner Financing or Cash Discount. $150 Down $253/mo. Call 803-978-1540 or 803-978-1545 Panama City Beach, 38 ft., Twin Desiel Perkins Engines, Now Operating as a Charter Boat, Bottom job just completed, All Electronics, For Sale $18K OBO, Slip Available & Paid for, Can Operate as a Charter Boat or Can make as an Excellent Private Boat! Call for More Details 24 Hrs; Call Bobby 850-234-9409 or 877-Fla-Boat or email boatlaydee@yahoo.com ToPlace Your Classified ad inCall Our New Numbers Now!Call: 850-747-5020 Toll Free: 800-345-8688 Fax: 850-747-5044 Email: thestar@pcnh.com thetimes@pcnh.com theAPALACHICOLA & CARRABELLETIMES CALLOURNEWNUMBERSNOW CALLOURNEWNUMBERSNOW How To Make Your Car Disappear... Advertise it for sale in the Auto section of Classifieds! That’s where auto buyers and sellers meet to get the best deals on wheels! Emerald Coast Marketplace 747-5020 SELL ALL YOUR ITEMS through classified.CALL 747-5020



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Real Estate Ad deadline is Thursday 11 a.m. ET Legal ad deadline is Friday 11 a.m. ET Display ad deadline is Friday 11 a.m. ET 227-1278 Classi ed deadline is Monday 5 p.m. ET 747-5020 TABLE OF CONTENTS quotequote id quote nameJUMP From Page 6AFrom page 6A Subscribe to The StarCall 227-1278For your hometown paper delivered to your home!Opinions4A Letters to the Editor5A Sports 10A Society News2-3B Obituaries 4B Church News 5B Law Enforcement8B School News 10B Legals 11B Classieds 12-13B Trades & Services14B INDEXA Freedom Newspaper Real Estate Advertising Deadline Thursday 11:00 am ET Display Advertising Deadline Friday 11:00 am ET227-1278Classified Line-Advertising Deadline Monday 5:00 pm ET747-5020 xxxx xxxxxxx 1BVISITTHESTARONLINEATWWW.STARFL.COM XXXXX XXXXXXYOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER SINCE 1937 YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER SINCE 1937 THE S TAR By TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com Port St. Joe commissioners hope another 30-plus weeks and $60,000 will supply a more de nitive answer to chronic problems with discolored water experienced by many residents on the south end of the county. Commissioners approved Tuesday moving ahead with a water distribution pro le and pilot study that aimed at de nitively identifying the culprit(s) at the root of the discolored water problems that have plagued the city since a $21 million surface water plant went online some three years ago. I feel like we have to move forward with it, Mayor Mel Magidson said. Hopefully it will lead to some answers to the water problem. The study, which will include taking samples over months at different junctures in the trip water takes from the plant to some households and businesses and offsite chemical protocol testing at Virginia Tech, will be something of a scal wash for the commission. Last week, the board of the Northwest Florida Water Management District announced a grant of $106,000 to the city for improvements to the Chipola Pump Station, where water is pumped from the Chipola River to the freshwater canal the city taps for its water, including replacement of the main engine at the station. That will allow the city to take $65,000 earmarked in the current budget for that work into cash carry forward. Because there is no budget line to pay for the pilot Lighthouse quarters removed from erosion danger zoneBy TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com Moving day arrived Tuesday at the Cape San Blas Lighthouse. The U.S. Air Force began the move of the keepers quarters and oil house on the grounds of the Cape San Blas Lighthouse in the ght to save the lighthouse and buildings from encroaching erosion. Eglin Air Force Base, which owns the property on which the lighthouse and buildings sit, contracted with ICC Contractors out of Bristol, which in turn subcontracted the work of moving the keepers quarters and oil house to Stones House Movers out of Sneads. The keepers quarters are being moved back roughly 100 feet, leaving them essentially the same distance from the coast as the lighthouse, which is not considered in imminent danger. This was an Air Force initiative to move these buildings, said public information of cer Mike Spaits. We contracted to have the buildings moved and secured the $50,000 to fund the move. We had a partner in the (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers), but this was an Air Force initiative. On Tuesday, the rst of the two keepers quarters was moved. The second and the oil house will be moved later this week. The moves are being made to buy time. The Air Force already has rendered the lighthouse and buildings surplus, and the application for applying to take possession of them expired the last week of November. The National Parks Service is reviewing the applications for a nal award. The Board of County Commissioners and city of Port St. Joe both submitted applications.Gulf RESTORE committee solicits ideasBy TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com Many answers have yet to be lled in, but the county RESTORE Committee is seeking ideas from the public. In a pair of town hall meetings at each end of the county early this week, the RESTORE committee provided an overview of the legislation that would divide civil ne money paid by BP because of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill and how those funds would ow to impacted states and counties. Committee members also distributed the template for a pre-proposal of potential projects the county might consider as the process moves forward. There are still many unknowns, as Jennifer Jenkins of the RESTORE committee said. The nal say in any funding for local projects, should the process proceed as currently legislated, would be with the Board of County Commissioners. A recent criminal ne has almost no bearing on the ultimate civil penalty, though it established culpability for the civil trial expected in the spring.Lobbyist: Gustav relief decision expected soonBy TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com The case has been made to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and a decision from the agency was expected soon on whether Gulf County will be reimbursed some $15 million for damages to a beach renourishment project during Hurricane Gustav four years ago. The reimbursement, Washington lobbyist Amanda Woods said, initially was to be provided by FEMA before a protest from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, which expressed concerns about effects on sensitive animal habitat. Woods told the Board of County Commissioners last week that she and her rm, along with local of cials and members of the countys congressional delegation, have made a strong case that the reimbursement should be made and that FEMA has the power to decide that reimbursement despite objections from U.S. Fish and Wildlife. PSJ commission approves water studyON THE MOVE CAPE SAN BLAS LIGHTHOUSETIM CROFT | The StarA truck and trailer revved, the move of one of the keepers quarters is under way on the grounds of the Cape San Blas Lighthouse. Below is a long view of the work done and the work ahead as one keepers quarters and the oil house remain to be moved back to protect them while disposition of the buildings is determined.YEAR 75, NUMBER 8 Thursday, DECEMBER 6, 2012 INSIDEMexico Beach Community Development Council awarded $200,000 from BP-sponsored Gulf Tourism and Seafood Promotional FundB1 See RESTORE A3 See GUSTAV A2 See LIGHTHOUSE A2Opinion . . . . . . . . . . A4-A5Letters to the Editor . . . . . . .A5Outdoors . . . . . . . . . . . .A6 Sports . . . . . . . . . . . . .A7School News . . . . . . . . . . B3Faith . . . . . . . . . . . . . B4 Obituaries . . . . . . . . . . . B4Classi eds . . . . . . . . . .B7-B8See WATER A8 Christmas on the Coast, B1We know no matter what we do with the distribution system, we still know we have problems with certain house plumbing, certain situations. We just dont know what that is.Commissioner Bill Kennedy

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LocalA2 | The Star Thursday, December 6, 2012 The presumption from the beginning, Woods said, was that the reimbursement to restore lost sand was within the guidelines of the Coastal Barrier Resources Act, which seeks to govern development of sensitive coastal lands across the country. That presumption, Woods said, was based on FEMAs original authorization for the $20 million beach renourishment undertaken by the county in the past decade. FEMA can pay the reimbursement if it is consistent with CBRA, and we think it is given two key points: Sensitive species would not be impacted, and the renourishment would not be bringing new development. We expect a response soon, but we are con dent we made the case. For four years, the county has been seeking reimbursement for sand loss. Of cials have twice gone back to federal agencies with new information they say demonstrates the reimbursement should be made. Woods noted that much of the information provided to FEMA and other federal agencies also points to the countys argument that the Cape San Blas/St. Joseph Peninsula area never should have been placed in a CBRA zone, based on infrastructure and development already in place in the early 1980s, when CBRA was passed by Congress and signed into law by former President Ronald Reagan. It should never have been included, Woods said. That area did not meet the criteria for inclusion in a CBRA zone. She said Congressman Steve Southerland has led a bill in Congress to have the CBRA designation in Gulf County overturned, and that bill should be heard in committee after the rst of the year.RESTORE representationA contentious discussion broke out over the BOCCs decision at a previous meeting to move ahead with hiring an individual the only name offered was that of former commissioner Bill Williams to represent the county in bringing BP ne money to the county. Bo Williams spoke passionately that Bill Williams should not be hired because of the countys strong representation at the state (Sen. Bill Montford, Senate President Don Gaetz, Rep. Halsey Beshears) and federal (Congressman Steve Southerland) levels. Bo Williams also noted that Bill Williams owed the Internal Revenue Service almost $2 million, had unpaid county property taxes and despite having traveled extensively on taxpayer dime for RESTORE Act meetings and congressional testimony, the county had realized little. See any bacon on the plate? Bo Williams asked commissioners. I dont think you need a paid representative in Tallahassee to advocate for the county on this. Newly elected Joanna Bryan, who at the start of the meeting was sworn in as the rst elected female commissioner, also said calls and communications from her constituents, once served by Bill Williams, indicated disinclination toward hiring him. I think it would be a mistake for obvious reasons, Bryan said. It is best we break ties with Mr. Williams and move forward. And despite protests from Commissioner Tan Smiley that Bill Williams personal nancial issues were not county business, Bryan said his handling of his own money is germane to serving the public. The way a person does handle his personal nances does re ect on how he might handle county business, Bryan said. Resident Pat Hardman said she had hoped the personal vendetta she described against Bill Williams would end and that Bill Williams has a lot of expertise in the RESTORE Act. Commissioner Ward McDaniel said the BOCC did not hire Bill Williams but was looking at potential avenues should they need help in the future with RESTORE issues. Bryan moved that the county attorney be halted in his work on a scope of services to hire a consultant, Bill Williams or not, but Smiley and Commissioner Carmen McLemore dissented. With Commissioner Warren Yeager having left the meeting midway through, the motion died after a 2-2 tie, with McDaniel agreeing with Bryan. In other business, the BOCC approved an ordinance that would ban county employees from texting and reading texts or other information from their phones while driving a county vehicle. Editors note: Last week it was stated in this paper that the BOCC is barred from hiring Bill Williams as a lobbyist for the county for two years after he left ofce. Attorney Tom Gibson of Rish, Gibson and Scholz said in an email his interpretation was that Bill Williams could not represent a third party for compensation before the BOCC but that the BOCC could absolutely hire Williams to represent the BOCC. SPEND$25 or moreand enter to win a$50 gift SPEND$50 or moreand enter to win a$100 gift SPEND and enter to win a SPEND and enter to win a OR Come to the Port St. Joe Marina andDrawings will be done Monday, December 24th at 10:00 a.m. EST, you dont have to be present to win. We will notify you! 340 Marina Dr. Port St. Joe, FL 32456 850.227.9393 www.psjmarina.com We are responsible for protecting our historic resources, said Maria Rodriguez, chief administrator for historic resources with Eglin AFB. Thats why we are moving them back, to get them out of harms way. Hurricane Isaac was effectively the nal straw in the protection of the lighthouse, which long has sat in an area of Cape San Blas that is rapidly eroding. Isaac took an additional 27 feet of shoreline, rendering the one entrance road into the lighthouse grounds impassable. A new entrance road was constructed to facilitate the move of the lighthouse and buildings once a nal destination has been determined. The keepers quarters and oil house will remain on temporary moorings to facilitate the move to a new location. The county is proposing Salinas Park; the city has proposed a bayfront area that would be part of George Core Park. After the buildings are moved, the Air Force will begin to clear debris from the shoreline surrounding the grounds. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration provided a grant to the University of Florida to facilitate the debris removal. The hope is that once clean, what is left of the beach might once again become a nesting area for sea turtles. GUSTAV from page A1 LIGHTHOUSE from page A1

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LocalThe Star| A3Thursday, December 6, 2012 The total civil ne, which a federal judge will determine after trial early next year, is therefore an unknown, and the U.S. Department of the Treasury, which will oversee disbursement of civil ne monies, has yet to establish a rules matrix for how projects will be judged and funds appropriated. Of particular focus for the eight impacted counties in Florida is language in state law that establishes a process for the disbursement of so-called Pot No. 1, which represents more than a third of the ne money and will be distributed among ve states. The state law mandates that 75 percent of those funds coming to Florida will be earmarked for projects in the eight most impacted counties from Escambia to Wakulla. Based solely on projections of the potential civil ne, Gulf County could receive as much as $25.3 million. The county has moved briskly ahead in its planning, following recommendations in RESTORE legislation passed by a bi-partisan majority in Congress and signed by the president this summer to establish a local committee and begin the process of identifying potential projects. The goal is to meet a deadline for having an initial plan in place, which will include proposed projects for the rst three years. We as a county are ahead of other counties, but we are not sure if the factors, if they should change, Jenkins said. The pre-proposals being sought, as de ned during the town hall meetings, are threeto ve-page outlines of a proposed project, including timeline, budget, impact either environmental or economic, the sustainability of the project, how it ts with local comprehensive plans and other factors. How they t, how can we get them done, County Commissioner Warren Yeager said. There are 10 allowed activities under RESTORE, from restoration of wildlife habitat to infrastructure projects that would boost local economies, but the allowed activities are not gospel yet and as structured allow for leeway, Yeager said. The focus at this time is to solicit from the public suggestions for how best to use funds to foster environmental protection and restoration or economic stimulus for the county. We can take a look at them and as a group and maybe streamline them, Jenkins said, noting that some suggested projects might be better suited for other pots of money that will address statewide and regional projects. This is so we can see what is important for eligible applicants and help us help you strategize for the application process. The RESTORE Committee will meet again on Dec. 18, and pre-proposals are due to the committee by Jan. 15. The pre-proposals will be reviewed through March 1, and sometime in the spring of 2013, the application process is expected to begin. Eligible applications must come from a local resident, nonpro t organization or governmental/ education entity. However, RESTORE committee members emphasized that eligibility is only for applications, not pre-proposals, and urged any and all ideas from the public. It is important we work through the pre-proposal process and get ready for the application process, Yeager said. It will be a work in progress, I can tell you. The pre-proposal form is available at the county of ces. Questions can be asked at questions@gulfcounty.gov, and all answers will be available to the public at gulfcounty.gov/restore. $159.95 $149.95 $179.95St. Joe Rent-All 706 1st Street Port St. Joe (850)227-2112GIFT CERTIFICATES & LAY-A-WAY AVAILABLE Holiday Christmas Issue December 20th, 2012 DEADLINE TO RESERVE SPACE: December 14th, 2012 3pmNow accepting Christmas Greetings to be placed alongside the Childrens Letters to Santa. 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OpinionA4 | The Star Thursday, December 6, 2012The day after Thanksgiving is lled with regrets for many. Most of the regrets are related to eating too much; some are related to having to go back to work. However, I must say that I love the Friday after Thanksgiving. This year it came on November 23rd. Why do I love this day? It has nothing to do with leftovers, the Battle of Chattanooga (1863), the rst all female expedition to the South Pole (1990) or Roy Acuffs death in 1992. I did like Roy Acuff a lot. I ran into him in a parking lot in Nashville, Tennessee in the late 1970s. When I say, I ran into him, I dont mean I hit him, I mean I met him. There was nothing like seeing the King of Country Music get out of his Mercedes Benz coupe in the parking lot of an all you can eat feeding trough in Nashville. There was a gold plate on the dash with his name engraved. Roy let us admire it. The reason I love working on the day after Thanksgiving is because no one else comes to work. It makes for a nice quiet day to get things done. Being a true Southerner, I decided to brine my turkey in a mixture of sweet tea and apple cider (with a few other things). It was divine and we ate too much. I took a long nap on Thanksgiving afternoon, something I rarely do. I was double sleepy by early Friday afternoon at work. All of this sleepiness caused me to think of tryptophan and turkey and if what they say is really true (about it making you sleepy). So, I did a little research. The science part is not too hard to understand. Tryptophan is an amino acid that the body needs. Tryptophan can be found in meat, cheese, yogurt, sh, eggs over easy (and in general) and also poultry, like turkey. The reason our bodies need tryptophan is that it helps produce serotonin, which makes melatonin, a hormone that helps you know when to sleep and wake up. So, turkey may not help you sleep or make you want to take a nap anymore than a grilled cheese sandwich or fried catsh. However, I did nd a nutritionists explanation on how the turkey could make you sleepy. The nutritionist noted that the stored turkey in your body could be boosted by a serotonin snack such as Fig Newtons, half a small wheat bagel with honey dripped on it, or a few cups of air-popped popcorn. Who in their right mind would eat any of that right after Thanksgiving dinner? I can hear them now, I just ate half a turkey, a plate of dressing smothered in gravy, seven rolls, some peas, potatoes and four slices of pie. Would someone please get the Presto Popcorn Popper out of the garage so we can have a few cups of air popped popcorn now? Honestly, Im from the other school of thought. The other school of thought being that we eat so doggone much that we are tired. When you eat a lot, blood rushes to your gut, robbing your body of oxygen and stuff, making you not want to eat for a while. Then it hits you again you want to eat a whole lot causing the gut blood rushing thing. Its a vicious cycle and there is a danger of getting stuck on this feast or famine seesaw. All this seesawing wears you out. My cycle goes from Thanksgiving to Thanksgiving, so I think I will be able to recover. Forgetting to bring leftovers for lunch on this Friday, I went to the shelf of food in my ofce. I keep things there in the event of emergencies, kind of like those Doomsday Preppers on television who are saving stuff up for a disaster. I generally go for foods with a shelf life of at least a decade. We applaud County Commission chair Tan Smiley for his stated desire to see an end to personal attacks during county board meetings. We applaud a citizen for standing up and stating emphatically that meetings of the Board of County Commissioners should be about county business, not personal differences and attacks. Seems, however, these statements are a bit like practicing re safety after burning down the house. For if there was a foundation for allowing the county meeting room, the public podium and those ve chairs in which the commissioners sit to become ensnarled in the din of personal attacks it was built by commissioners. They own the atmosphere they have fostered in their meeting room and the sooner they take ownership the sooner it stops. With the exception of the newlyelected Joanna Bryan, a historic winner as the only female ever elected by voters to the BOCC, commissioners have sat and quietly approved or participated in personal attacks, to the point of making accusations of crimes not charged. Quietly approved because if commissioners sit idly by and allow one of their peers to adopt a scorched-earth policy on his way out the door, alleging crimes and launching into ad hominem attacks on other governmental entities and individuals with impunity, well those other commissioners approved. And participated, in some cases, with gusto and the same venom expressed not only by some members of the public, granted every time extension desired to grind axes, but by a former commissioner who no longer cared who or what was left along the roadside as he bulldozed out of town. Where, for example, was Smiley when his fellow commissioners were making a public piata of a former Tourist Development Council director, accusing him and others of illegal acts that proved wildly unfounded? Or when his predecessor as chair was alleging crimes by individuals that, again, were unfounded? What did any of that have to do with county business? How did any of it promote statesmanship and professionalism Smiley said he hoped for during the last meeting? While commissioners usually turn a deaf ear to the mere suggestion that other governmental entities might have some things right, the BOCC could go a long way toward promoting transparency and professionalism by tweaking its agenda. As in actually presenting one. Yes, the BOCC every two weeks sends out an agenda of what is coming up but the document reads the same save for those times when outside agency representatives or citizens request time for a specic topic. Other than that, a county agenda has four or ve broad categories consent agenda, staff business, commissioners business, hear from the public that permit no insight into what might be discussed at any specic meeting. That is a disservice to all who the county represents. A perfect example is the recent decision by commissioners to dismantle their own Economic Development Council model for another one. Regardless of circumstances this is an issue, given we are talking taxpayer money, that should be before the entire public for its input. This should not be sprung late in a meeting by one commissioner with other commissioners jumping on board the train with nary an opportunity for the public commissioners employers as they too often forget to weigh in. And without public input or discussion, commissioners effectively shivved a man who was hired, moved across the country remember the previous director didnt live in Gulf County full time so he was of no use and did everything asked of him and more. Now, commissioners are telling this director that no, he is not terminated, but he is just working for commissioners in some unspecied role under the county administrator. The BOCC decided they would hold a workshop with stakeholders on the issue, but given that it took eight months to schedule the last joint workshop with the city of Port St. Joe, the primary EDC stakeholder after the county, nobody should be holding their breath. The hiring of a former commissioner to lobby for the county is also an issue that should be noted on the agenda to allow the public to weigh in. And these are just two examples of commissioners putting out an agenda that does not remotely reect the issues and discussions that will take place. That is deliberately misleading the public. The city of Port St. Joe adopts a simple policy they put just about every topic that could come up during a given week on the agenda and unless the topic is listed it is not discussed. This should be no great leap for the BOCC. County administrative staff could receive input from department heads and commissioners, and in particular the chair who sets the tone, on the issues of county business that must or should come before the BOCC in a given week. That is the template commissioners then work from. The public can still offer input as desired, but unless it is county business not a state attorney investigation or disgust with an exercise in free speech they get their three minutes and off. And by adopting an agenda and sticking to it the BOCC can avoid the perception that too many decisions, such as the EDC destruction, are discussed and decided out of the sunshine, out of the publics eye. The agenda for any public meeting belongs in theory to the public. By failing to provide any detail about their bi-monthly meetings the BOCC turns that equation on its head and feeds the perception that government is a private, not public, club. And that is an affront to every taxpayer and resident of this county. You talk about the cart before the horse Keyboard KLATTERINGSWhen the tryp hits the phanThe public agenda TiIM CrROFtTStar news editor Stop me if Ive told you this one before. Is time speeding up? It appears to me that days are racing by now at an incredible pace. Weeks blur into months, months spin by like fence post on the open road. Birthdays, that used to take forever, are wearing lines in my face at an alarming rate. I think it has something to do with the holes weve shot into the ozone. Or maybe its global warming. Or voice activated iPads. Something has us in a time warp. Its December already! I didnt know what to get my wife last year for Christmas ... and its time to do it again? Things didnt move at this pace growing up down at the end of Stonewall Street. I spent a week one afternoon waiting for Leon to get home with the baseball. We blew up the bedroom mixing all those chemicals that came with the Gilbert Chemistry set into one giant blob because we had too much time on our hands. We werent laying on our backs and trying to make out the different shapes of passing clouds because we wanted to. We had no other alternative! And there were certain days back in our formative years that almost didnt get here at all! The last day of school comes quickly to mind. It was usually in late May. We started looking forward to it ofcially on Jan. 4. That was the rst day back to school after Christmas vacation and since there was no such thing then as spring break, teacher in-service days or time off for good behavior, we set our eyes on that magical day in May. But oh boy, the math, English, spelling words and Blue Bird reading classes we had to endure to get there! Time stopped all together for two months when I was in the third grade. You would have heard about it but CNN hadnt been invented yet. We prayed for May to come. We held sances. Ricky Hale threw a frog over his left shoulder. We studied the Julian and Lunar Calendars to see if either one had a motor on it. It was all to no avail. I unked algebra three times my sophomore year before May arrived. Christmas was as equally slow in arriving. It came to Memphis weeks before it got to us! We spent so much time waiting and wishing we could smell the rubber off of that Schwinn Deluxe Hornet bicycle just by looking at a picture of it in the Sears Roebuck Catalogue. Fights would break out weeks before Christmas among my brothers over who got to open their present rst. We went to bed early every night in hopes those visions of sugar plums could speed thing up a mite. Nothing helped! Do you have any idea how long I waited for that Red Ryder BB gun? Anticipation can be such a beautiful thingunless Santa is lost over Omaha! And oh, how I looked forward to my birthday. Mom would make a cake. Friends would come to my party bearing gifts. I was the center of attention. Problem was, the more you tried to hurry it, the more it stayed just out of your grasp. I wanted so to be six and start school (my parents had lied to me and told me it would be fun). Then I soooo longed to be eight and sign-up for Little League. Bobby Jack Cantrell promised me I could pitch and bat fourth as soon as youre twelve. Sixteen took the longest to get here by far. I could drive before then, but my folks had the dangdest rules. They didnt understand that I had places to go. Friends to pick up! Girls to take out! I wanted to comb my hair back, hang my elbow out the window and cruise Franks Dairy Bar. Mom urged patience, It will be here soon, son. Dad allowed as how I might not go as far as I talked if I didnt get busy and earn a little gas money. I literally counted down the days. Sufce it to say I dont have to count the days on anything any more. I just turn around and the event I was waiting on is a distant memory. It went by like a runaway freight train! It was only yesterday I remember thinking if my rst born could simply tell me where he hurt instead of crying, I could do this parent thing. That little boy turned 37 last week. July the Fourth came and went before I could get my ag up. My Thanksgiving turkey hasnt digested and Im totin holly into the house. And, back to what got us going today, Ive got to nd a Christmas gift for Cathy whether Im ready or not! And Id better hurry, it will be Valentines before I can get to the store and back. Isnt life a hoot! Especially when you gure most of us have been living it backwards! Why couldnt time have moved like this when we were studying on those boring cloud shapes? School would have been over in a week! Think of the roller skates, mopeds, shing rods, shotguns and English Leather I could have enjoyed if Christmas had come along as often back then as it does now. I long today for that leisurely pace of my youth. Things go by so fast I have a constant knot in my neck. A few years of maturity back then might have helped my wistful waiting ... and I could sure use a little more boy in me now that the world has moved to warp speed.Respectfully, Kes HUnkerNKER DOWnNKesley Colbert 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 CranksRANKS MY tra TRACtTOrRBN HeardSee Tra RACtTOrR A5 The reason I love working on the day after Thanksgiving is because no one else comes to work. It makes for a nice quiet day to get things done.

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A special thank youDear Editor: Thank you to Mr. George and Hilda Duren for the continued wonderful support to the annual Thanksgiving and Christmas Dinner for all of Gulf County. Mr. Duren makes our committee of volunteers feel like part of his family. His staff from Kathy Butler in the Deli department and Jackie Williams in the ordering and receiving department, and their excellent staff make us feel so welcome. This badly needed program would not be possible without the help of Mr. George Durens and all of the Piggly Wiggly staff.Jerry StokoePort St. Joe BOCC should not hire WilliamsDear Editor: As a Gulf County citizen and someone interested in a healthy and progressive Gulf County, I sent an email two weeks ago to Commissioners McDaniel and Smiley, asking that they do not put Bill Williams in a position to represent our county in any way with regard to the RESTORE funds. While it is true he has positioned himself to be knowledgeable, his representation of Gulf County and his participation in the receipt of these funds will not give our county the opportunity to start anew. Mr. Williams is no longer a county commissioner and moved from Gulf County months ago; this is an excellent time to reshuffle, refresh, and restore Gulf County to o penness and new ideas.  It neednt be frightening to try something new and it could be productive for the county. It was heartening to learn that at the Nov. 27 commissioners meeting pointed questions were asked about hiring a RESTORE representative, and it is commendable that some commissioners have a new outlook on what should be done. There are fresh faces on the commission, Mr. Smiley and Mr. McDaniel, and now with the addition of Ms. Bryan, I would ask that you three particularly stand up for county interests, ask the questions that need to be asked, and put any questionable dealings of the past behind us. This is an opportunity to bring the county up to a stellar standard. I am not alone in thinking that if Mr. Bill Williams is hired and allowed to represent Gulf County in the RESTORE fund project, it may be business as usual. We need responsible and responsive commissioners to p ut Gulf County first.  Readers if you would like input on this issue, please make an effort to reach out to your commissioner and voice your concerns.Nancy SwiderPort St. JoeProud of my home?Dear Editor: On Nov. 6, 2012, I have lived in Gulf County for six years. I wanted to feel that I could make Port St. Joe my home and be proud to say I lived in Port St. Joe. It was a hard decision to leave my friends of 50 years. To make this adjustment as easy as possible, I went out and participated in different activities in the community. I had arranged to have a pretty full life by trying to contribute to the betterment of Port St. Joe by volunteering, etc. I wanted to know what was going on in the government of both the City and County, as I live in the city limits. Any decisions made by both commission boards affect my life. Therefore, I have tried to schedule my time so that I would be able to attend most all the commission meetings. Approximately two months ago the decision was made to change the county meetings to the morning. The reason given was to save on overtime due to paid employees and electricity. This could be solved by adjusting any employees day by coming in at a later time; either that day or the following day. By this change in the county commission meeting, I am not able to attend all meetings because of prior commitments. It has also eliminated working people from being able to attend unless they take time off from work. I have heard the statement made when there was a special meeting and there would be a good crowd; I wish all meetings were attended like this. Has that concept changed? Or is the reasoning now that the fewer that attends the better we (the commissioners) prefer it? In the city elections any citizen can vote for any candidate running for a seat. In the county any citizen can only vote for one candidate out of five districts. However, all five commissioners pass ordinances for every citizen of the county, if they choose to vote. When a commissioner abstains from voting, that district has not representation in that decision. I would like that those that take the oath to represent me in this county would act as adults. In the county commission meeting of Oct. 25 anyone that had move to Port St. Joe recently was referred to as blow-ins. I take that as an insult. It is alright if we move in, pay our taxes that pay salaries; but let us keep our mouth shut. Also, the chairman of the board is addressed as the honorable commissioner. The chairman made the statement that he hoped the candidate running for the seat he is vacating didnt win, which she did win. This is an abomination. Now the county is considering hiring this prior commissioner. He is barred by state law from receiving any compensation as an advocacy or lobbyist for the county for the next two years. Also, he isnt a resident of Port St. Joe anymore. What about keeping jobs in Gulf County? I have to look back at the statement I made in the beginning of this letter. Can I be proud to say Port St. Joe is my home?Juanita MouringPort St. JoeRaising academic expectationsDear Editor: In regards to Mr. Comers Nov. 30 article, Lets Get Real World, I believe that Mr. Comer has the best interest of all our citizens at heart but I would like to point out that I dont feel its always fair to assign all the blame to our school system and its administrators. In my opinion, Mr. Comer addresses an ongoing problem that has lingered in our school system for decades and the problem of which I speak of is low academic expectations by students and parents of Gulf County schools. Going further, assuming what Mr. Comer is saying is true, our k ids are  not getting the education they  need  to compete in  todays world.   However, I do not adhere to the notion that it is all the school system and facultys f ault.    Cutting to the chase,  I personally dont believe that this problem will or can be remedied by only our school s ystem.    I truly believe that the school system, whether consciously or n ot, is  giving the parents of our children just the amount and quality education they are expecting and supporting. I would  like to think   that  parents of our students would want to take a fresh look at the quality of the education that their children are getting and lend t heir lobby  and strong support  to  modifying priorities of our school systems programs with much more emphasis o n  higher academic standards. This is not to say our educators lack or are not doing a good job, as we have well educated and q ualified instructors.   I am not talking about doing away with any present activities. What I am talking about is openly raising the celebration of academic excellence, expecting and requiring more from the students with parents fully standing behind our educators in their endeavor to educate our young people. More emphasis must be given to communicating the advantages of obtaining all the education that a student can obtain as well as the career opportunities that will be available to them if they take advantage of their educational opportunities in the Gulf County School system. I know an effort is now being made in this direction but teachers and parents alike must do more. Gulf County does a great job of supporting extracurricular activities for students such as team sports, ROTC, Boy Scouts, and the like I am also a supporter of these activities as they are all important to youth development but the hard truth is, whether we like it or not, these activities most often do not determine a students entry into the next level, regardless of their abilities and accomplishments. The fact is, students are primarily judged to be qualified for a position after school, whether it is in the workforce, in higher education or the military, by the amount of education they received and retained while in school. We are not being fair to our children when we pamper them with the notion that just any degree of effort is o.k. and that it is up to the teachers to teach you and that all you need is a diploma. Yes teachers teach, but students must commit themselves to learning and parents must commit themselves to supporting this process.  I believe that for  the academic standards t o be raised in  our countys schools, it w ill take  a strong and committed group of parents communicating to our school board what they desire and then giving ongoing and full support. Why not create high achieving schools in Gulf County? What good reason is there not to? Its just us and our children living here in Gulf County. We can have whatever level of education that we are willing to pursue. Has there ever been a downside to insisting a child gets the best education they can before entering the proverbial, Real World? Do we not want to prepare our kids the best we can to deal with the trials and tribulations we know they will face and to be able to compete with their peers all over the country and the world for jobs? But make no mistake about it, the demand on the students as far as homework and out of class study will be significantly greater, but the rewards will be more than worth it. In addition, habits of taking personal responsibility and maintaining discipline in the classroom by students will have to be required by the faculty and supported by the parents if an atmosphere conducive to instructions with higher academic s tandards  is to be taken advantage of.   The fact is, the superintendant, school b oard,  administration and faculty of the school district is going to give our county the school system that the parents and t axpayers demand,  will accept and most of a ll will  support.   Can anyone blame them?  They are working for our county! They live in and are a part of our community. And will all students excel to the same educational levels? No, but they all would have the opportunity and encouragement to accomplish as much academically as they are able to and will work for. We all want what is best for our children. Every parent wants his child to be well educated and have a good shot in l ife.  But a price has to be paid.  That price is first of all having the courage to s et high expectations,  a commitment  to pursue them  and the acceptance of the leadership  of our school system in implementing a plan that w ill help every  student reach their highest level of academic achievement. In my opinion, if w e  started tomorrow it wouldnt be  soon enough.   The only question i s,  What kind of school system do our parents want and what kind of academic standards will t hey support?   I would hope that every parent would join in and make their desire for higher academic standards known to our school system by telling a school board member or writing a letter to them. I  then would then hope that all parents would get behind this process, personally commit to its success by giving their unwavering support to new academic expectations for our s tudents.  For the Benefit of Our Children, George W. Duren  Port St. Joe 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 dbutler@coastalcoverage.com Locally owned and operated Home Business Auto Health Workers Comp LettersA5 | The Star Thursday, December 6, 2012On this Friday, it was a cardboard bowl labeled Souper Meal. I got it for a dollar at the drugstore. It comes with three little packets and what looks like freeze dried noodles. You open two of the packets and pour them over the freeze dried looking noodles, ll it up to the line with water from the bathroom sink and microwave it. I use water from the bathroom sink because my ofce is right by the bathroom. Its usually nice being so close, but it seems like a lot of the folks who do come to work on the Friday after Thanksgiving stay in the bathroom all day. The third packet? It was labeled Finishing Touch and you werent supposed to put it in until after you microwaved the cardboard bowl of other stuff. It looked like soy sauce, but it could have been liqueed tryptophan or something. I put it in and mixed it up with my fork. When I was nished with the noodles, having only a fork, I had to drink the bathroom water turned soup right out of the cardboard board bowl. It was good. Then, I got sleepy again. Some folks might say thats what happens, When the Tryp hits the Phan. Read more stories at www.CranksMyTractor.com. TRACTOR from page A1 Send your letters to : LETTERS TO THE EDITOR P.O. Box 308 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 Fax: 850-227-7212 Email: tcroft@star.comComments from our readers in the form of letters to the editor or a guest column are solicited and encouraged. A newspapers editorial page should be a forum where differing ideas and opinions are exchanged. All letters and guest columns must be signed and should include the address and phone number of the author. The street address and phone number are for verication and will not be published. Letters must be in good taste and The Star reserves the right to edit letters for correctness and style. SHa A RE Yo O Ur R OPINIONs S

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Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or having a few extra days to celebrate with family and friends, coming up with appropriate presents can be a challenge. The key to gift-giving is matching the gift to the person while making sure it is something he or she will enjoy and is not too expensive. If it also helps Mother Nature, it might be the perfect gift. With that in mind, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has several suggestions for your holiday shopping. How about an offering guaranteed to create a happier, healthier and more productive lifestyle? Richard Louv, chairman emeritus of the Children & Nature Network and author of The Nature Principle and Last Child in the Woods, has made a solid case, supported by years of research, that connecting with nature results in those bene ts. Being able to spend time in nature brings people of any age back to the roots connecting them with the nurturing earth. In a time when frantic schedules, enclosed spaces and constant noise tend to drive us a little crazy, it is a real gift to get outdoors and relax with family and friends, get moving to burn off some excess holiday calories and open the door to better communications. To start, how about planning a nature hike or shing trip? Perhaps more than any other form of recreation, shing and boating are critical to the health and well-being of Americas outdoor heritage, according to the Outdoor Foundation. By boat and on land, the rst outdoor experience for many Americans is shing, introducing tens of millions of people each year to the wonders of nature. Fishing also serves as an important bridge and top gateway activity that leads participants to other outdoor passions. So why not invite your family and friends on a fun shing trip, right here in Florida the Fishing Capital of the World (FishingCapital.com)? An annual resident shing license is easy to obtain at License.MyFWC.com, by calling 888-FISH-FLORIDA or by visiting a local retailer that sells shing tackle and licenses. A ve-year freshwater shing license makes an especially great gift. While you are purchasing the license, you will have the opportunity to make a donation to the Florida Youth Conservation Centers Network to help the FWC with creating the next generation that cares. An annual freshwater shing license costs $17. Because the average angler shes 17 times a year (U.S. Census Bureau research) and enjoys four to ve hours on a typical trip, the cost is less than a quarter per hour of fun and healthy recreation. When you purchase a license you also provide a gift to nature and future generations of anglers and outdoor enthusiasts. For 75 years, the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program has guaranteed that shing license fees are protected by law and can only be used for sh and wildlife conservation. Moreover, fees collected by the federal government on shing tackle, pleasure boats and motor boat fuels provide additional funding for recreational shing and conservation. While putting a shing-related gift pack together, you can nd lots of information about shing tips and gear at MyFWC. com/Fishing, along with shing sites and up-to-date forecasts. One of the most fun tips is to have everyone register for Floridas freshwater angler recognition programs, including TrophyCatch and Big Catch, at TrophyCatchFlorida.com. When you register, you become eligible for a Phoenix 619 Pro bass boat and trailer, with a Mercury outboard and Motor Guide trolling motor. That drawing will be in October 2013. However, for the hard-core freshwater anglers who travel from all across the world to sh Floridas fresh water, the ultimate catch is a trophy largemouth bass. The FWC and corporate partners reward anglers for reporting those sh and then releasing them to challenge another angler and to keep the shery thriving. To learn more and keep informed, like us at Facebook.com/TrophyCatchFlorida. Another great gift that will help anglers boast about their sport while supporting conservation is a Go Fishing largemouth bass specialty license plate for their vehicle or trailer. Simply go to Buyaplate.com, or purchase a gift certi cate at an authorized motor vehicle of ce. Gifts for nature loversBy STAN KIRKLANDFlorida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Fall is the most active time of year for Florida black bears as they stock up on calories for the coming winter. Though black bears dont really need to put on pounds to survive the states usually mild winters, they behave as if they do eating about three times as much as usual. Because bears are now busy lling their bellies, residents in Wakulla and Franklin counties may have even more bear sightings than usual. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) asks people to be extra diligent in securing food sources around their homes and businesses that can attract bears and create problems. Preventing bears access to food is the most important thing people can do to keep bears and other wild animals out of neighborhoods, said Capt. Rob Beaton, area supervisor for the FWC. If you are a Florida black bear, raiding a garbage can to eat leftovers may be more appealing than foraging in the woods for palmetto berries and acorns. It is against the law to have food and attractants out for bears to access. And as bears are looking for food, the easier a food item is to get, the more likely it is that a bear will take advantage of it. Bear-related calls to the FWC are up this year in many parts of the state. The FWC has received 152 calls in Wakulla County and 131 in Franklin County so far this year. Last years totals were 110 and 93, respectively. Now more than ever we are relying on residents to keep bears from getting rewarded for being in neighborhoods, Beaton said. You can call your local trash pickup companies for options. Waste Pro in Wakulla and Franklin counties offers a $6 retrot to trash cans that has proved effective. To keep bears away from your home and neighborhood, follow these tips: Feed your pets indoors or bring in dishes after feeding.Secure household garbage in a shed, garage or a wildlife-resistant container.Put household garbage out on the morning of pickup, not the night before.Secure commercial garbage in bear-resistant dumpsters with metal lids or metal-reinforced plastic lids and lock bars.Clean grills and store them in a locked, secure place.Remove wildlife feeders, or make them bear-resistant.Protect gardens, apiaries, compost and livestock with electric fencing.Pick ripe fruit from trees and remove fallen fruit from the ground.Encourage your homeowners association or local government to institute ordinances on keeping foods secure that would attract wildlife. Con icts between Florida black bears and people are preventable, Beaton said. Most people who follow the FWCs advice on how to bear-proof their homes and businesses dont have con icts with these large and powerful wild animals. Go to MyFWC.com/Bear to learn more about living in bear country.Email outdoors news to tcroft@ star .com Page 6 Thursday, December 6, 2012 OUTDOORSwww.starfl.comSection Section A SPONSORED BY Freshwater Inshore/BayWhite trout or sand trout are thin in St. Joe Bay and in the I.C.W. north of St. Joe. Arti cial baits such as grubs and jigs are producing sh, but live shrimp is a sure thing. Red sh and a few pompano have been caught off the beaches on Cape San Blas and Mexico Beach this week. Warmer weather has improved freshwater shing this week, with good reports coming from The Brothers and Howard Creek. Most are reporting good bream, sheepshead and some smaller trout.Black bears remain very active during fall As bears are looking for food, the easier a food item is to get, the more likely it is that a bear will take advantage of it.

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PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA www.starfl.comSection GO TO FACEBOOK.COM/PCDEALOFTHEDAY ANDENTER NOW!Add a$50gift card to yourWish List!to local restaurantsComing Soon!Daily Deal Facebook Like Contest Be Sure To Enter!NEED A LITTLE EXTRA SPARKLE ADDED TO YOUR HOLIDAY?Enter our Facebook contest to WIN A $50 GIFT CARD! Just Like our Facebook Daily Deal page and register for a chance to WIN A $50 GIFT CARD TO LOCAL RESTAURANTS. Contest giftcard$50to local restaurants Star Staff ReportPort St. Joe hosted Wakulla Middle School last Thursday and lost in overtime to the Lady Wildcats. Port St. Joe led 15-11 at the half after Hallie Jasniski scored two and Khaliyah Johnson hit a 3-pointer. In the second half, the Lady Tiger Sharks could only mount ve points and at the end of regulation it was 20-20. In the two-minute overtime, Wakulla scored four points while Port St. Joe failed to net a point in falling 24-20. Jasniski led Port St. Joe with 10 points and Johnson added six. Javia Patterson had two points and ve steals and Morgan Lemieux also scored two points. The Junior High Lady Tiger Sharks will be off until Monday, Dec. 17, when they travel to Wakulla to take on Riversprings Middle School. By TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com The Port St. Joe boys basketball team might be short on experience, but talent not so much. The Tiger Sharks opened the season before Thanksgiving with a win over Tallahassee FAMU and followed that up by splitting a pair of games losing the second on a 3-point shot at the buzzer last week. With just two seniors on the roster and two freshmen and an eighth-grader in the regular rotation, the Tiger Sharks hope to make up for their callowness with talent. We are very athletic, Coach Derek Kurnitsky said. We are a really good rebounding team, and we are a pretty good defensive team. Our biggest problem is youth. You have to learn how to win. You have to learn to compete every night on the varsity level. That is something you have to practice. This is Port St. Joe, and we are going to get everybodys best game. Nobody is going to lay down for us. But this team has not even come close to playing its best ball. We have a lot of good basketball ahead of us. The seniors are Rammello Zaccarro and Thomas Gainous. The varsity is lled out by T. J. Williams and Chad Quinn, both freshmen; eighth-grader Jacorian Calloway; Jak Riley and Marcel and Marquez Johnson, all sophomores; and juniors Luke Galloway and Natron Lee. We have some depth, Kurnitsky said. We go nine deep. And we have some good talent, we are just young. The Tiger Sharks opened the season with a 72-61 win over FAMU before Thanksgiving. Port St. Joe opened a six-point lead by halftime and never was threatened in the second half. Williams led the way with 22 points, Quinn added 18 and Lee 17. Zaccarro had eight, Marcel Johnson four and Marquez Johnson two. Jarkeice Davis, who has left the team, had four points. Last Tuesday, the Tiger Sharks clobbered North Bay Haven of Panama City 67-26. The Tiger Sharks opened a 17-point rst-quarter led and sprinted to victory. Calloway had 22 points to lead Port St. Joe, which also received 12 points from Quinn. Zaccarro and Lee each scored seven points, Marquez Johnson had six, Marcel Johnson and Williams ve points apiece and Riley had two points. Galloway also had two points. Against Mosley last Saturday, the host Tiger Sharks got off to a rough start, trailing by 14 points at one juncture in the rst half. We came out and thought because we were 2-0 we were the Los Angeles Lakers, Kurnitsky said. You have to learn how to a handle success. Its part of the growing process. The Tiger Sharks clawed back and tied the score at 55-all late before the Dolphins nailed a 3-point shot at the buzzer for a 5855 lead. Quinn led Port St. Joe with 18 points, and Williams added 13. Calloway chipped in with 12, Lee added eight and Marcel Johnson had four points. The Tiger Sharks hosted Bozeman on Tuesday night and are at South Walton on Friday, Blountstown on Saturday.Star Staff ReportArea children are invited to join the Dr. David Langston Youth Basketball League. Registration is 4-5:30 p.m. ET Dec. 3-10 at the Washington High Recreational Center. The league his for youth ages 7-13. Forms can be picked up at the front ofce of Port St. Joe Elementary School or the Washington Recreational Center at 414 Kennys St. in Port St. Joe. Registration fee is $10. For information contact Michael Harris at 227-4105 or Johanna White at 227-8732.Star Staff ReportThe Lady Tiger Sharks basketball team traveled to Quincy last Friday to take on East Gadsden and came away on the short end of the scoreboard. East Gadsden led 7-5 after one quarter and 20-9 at the half. The Lady Jaguars pulled away from there for a 32-17 victory. The Lady Sharks was led in scoring by Maya Robbins with ve points. Hallie Jasinski had three points, and Callie Fleshiner had three points and seven rebounds. Alyssa Parker, Claudia Gref, and Shannon Pridgeon each had two points. The Lady Tiger Sharks hosted Bozeman on Tuesday and never trailed, going up 17-2 after one quarter. The score was 26-5 at halftime and 37-8 after three quarters en route to a 49-15 win. Leading the way for Port St. Joe was Teiyahna Hutchinson with 14 points. Brooklyn Quinn added 12, Hallie Jasinski 10, Maya Robbins four and Aylssa Parker had three points and ve rebounds. Callie Fleahnier had two points and seven rebounds, and Maliayah McNair, Java Patterson and Delilah Harrison each added two points. The Lady Tiger Sharks nish the week on the road Friday at South Walton at 6 p.m. ET and Saturday at Blountstown at 4:30 p.m. Both are district games. Coach Gary Hindley reaches 400 winsStar Staff ReportPort St. Joe High School soccer teams blasted Freeport and Tallahassee Godby and handled Rocky Bayou last week as the boys remained unbeaten and Coach Gary Hindley reached 400 wins in his coaching career. The girls and boys each had little trouble with District 1-1A rival Freeport on Friday night, as the host Lady Tiger Sharks won 8-0 and the boys won 6-2. The Lady Tiger Sharks, 4-1-0 overall and 2-1-0 in District 1-1A play scored four goals in each half to easily whip Freeport. Freshman forward Kathleen Rish scored a hat trick with three goals, and junior Lexie McGhee added two goals (giving her four for the year) to spark the Port St. Joe offense. Allie Striplling scored her rst goal of the year, and Freeport had two own goals. Brittany Shoemaker (her third) and sophomore mid elder Hayley Wood (with two, giving her four on the season) added assists. Port St. Joe outshot Freeport 40-6. Junior Christian Laine started in goal and had one save in 20 minutes to earn the win. Eighth-grader Rebecca Kerigan saw 35 minutes making one save, and seventhgrader Celeste Childs had 12 minutes and also recorded one save. The Tiger Sharks, 5-0-0 overall, 3-0-0 in the district, were led by senior defender Javarri Beachum and sophomore Marcel Duarte, who each had two goals. Junior Drew Lacour (his second) and Sawyer Raf eld ( rst) also had goals. Duarte added two assist and Beachum one. The Tiger Sharks outshot Freeport 30-10. First-year senior goalkeeper Tucker Smith, 4-0 on the year, had seven saves. The teams traveled to Niceville to face Rocky Bayou on Saturday. The girls won 1-0, and the boys nished the sweep 4-1. The Lady Tiger Sharks got a goal from freshman high scorer Rish (four on the year) in the 10th minute and settled in to hold off Rocky Bayou for the remaining time, registering their third shutout of the year. Assisting on the goal was Cailyn LaPlante, her rst of the year. The shutout in goal was recorded by Laine, who faced eight shots and made six saves. The Tiger Sharks received two goals from Duarte, who has a team-high 10 on the year. Goals also came from Caleb Odum (his second) and Lacour (his third). Odum also recorded an assist as did midelder Daniel Jones. Smith gave up just one second-half goal and made ve saves on eight Rocky Bayou shots. The Tiger Sharks had 14 shots. Tuesday in Tallahassee, the soccer teams swept Godby High School, the girls winning 2-0, the boys 4-0. Duarte had a hat trick, bringing his season goals to 13, while Jones added a goal (his third). Assists were credited to Jones and Lacour. Smith earned his rst shutout of the season in goal while running his record to a perfect 5-0-0. He lowered his Goals Against Average to 1.01. He made four saves on ve shots, while Port St. Joe had 30 shots. The Lady Tiger Sharks recorded their second shutout. Three goalkeepers shared the bagel as Laine saw 40 minutes of action, Kerigan logged 27 minutes and Chiles had 13 minutes. Collectively, they faced three shots and each recorded one save. Single goals were scored by Strippling (her second) and McGhee (her team leading fth). Strippling and LaPlante had assists. The teams host Rocky Bayou on Saturday. Hindley, in his fourth season at Port St Joe, reached the 400-win milestone this past week, having 57 high school wins, 92 collegiate victories and 251 professional wins. PSJ Junior High girls suffer 1st lossRegistration open for David Langston leagueThursday, December 6, 2012 Page 7Lady Tiger Sharks win 1, lose 1 PSJHS has unbeaten weekPREP GIRLS BASKETBALL PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA www.starfl.com SP O RTS Section ARECREATIONAL BASKETBALL PREP SOCCER PREP BOYS BASKETBALL Tiger Sharks open season 2-1We are very athletic. We are a really good rebounding team, and we are a pretty good defensive team. Our biggest problem is youth. You have to learn how to win. You have to learn to compete every night on the varsity level.Coach Derek Kurnitsky

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LocalA8 | The Star Thursday, December 6, 2012 study, the city will tap cash carry forward to pay for it. Money-wise it will be kind of a wash, Magidson said. The contract for the study, between the citys engineers Preble Rish and subcontractor CDM Smith, which designed the new plant, is capped at $60,000, and Commissioners Rex Buzzett and Bill Kennedy said in conversations with David Kozan of CDM it was indicated some components of the study might come in under budget. The scope of the work, Kennedy said, is being dictated in large measure by the water management district. We may end needing some money at the end to tie up loose ends, Buzzett said. We want to do this as economically as possible. A resident questioned why not wait until line replacement currently in the first of three phases to replace 20 miles of line to perform the study. We know no matter what we do with the distribution system, we still know we have problems with certain house plumbing, certain situations, Kennedy said. We just dont know what that is. Magidson added, We have to gure out what is going on because there is no rhyme or reason to it. At the recommendation of water plant manager Larry McLamma, commissioners are going to examine the vegetation growing along certain sections of the freshwater canal to consider bringing down some pine trees and other vegetation. City manager Jim Anderson said staff recently took a tour of the canal system and found a noticeable difference in clarity of the water the closer the water was to the plant. We will move that to the front burner, Magidson said. That could help us with the water.Waste ProCommissioners approved a resolution that will raise garbage rates charged by Waste Pro, per its contract, by 2.5 percent, equal to the increase in the Consumer Price Index, beginning the rst of the year. City manager Jim Anderson said Waste Pro had not raised rates in two years and were permitted under contract, which expires next year, to impose a rate increase linked to the CPI.EDC/ChamberThough the Board of County Commissioners at its most recent meeting said they would schedule a workshop with stakeholders concerning the future of the Economic Development Council, Anderson said he had yet to hear from the county on scheduling the workshop. Holiday Open House Alines Merle Norman Studio 850-229-6600 ANNOUNCES THE OPENING OF WEEMS MEDICAL CENTER WEST Tuesday, December 4, 2012Appointments Available and Walk-Ins Welcome!!! Appointments can be made by calling 653-8853 ext 118 and Walk-Ins may enter the front lobby of the hospital and inquire at the front registration desk.Weems Medical Center West will be providing Urgent and Family Care Services Tuesday through Thursday 8am 4pm135 Ave G, Apalachicola, FL 850-653-8853www.weemsmemorial.com ARE YOU IN NEED OF A MEDICAL PROVIDER?? 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. NO HIDDEN CHARGES: It is our policy that the patient and any other person responsible for payments has the right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed by payment or any other service, examination or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free, discounted fee or reduced fee service, examination or treatment. www.mulliseye.com"WE WELCOME NEW PATIENTS, CALLTODAY FOR YOUR PRIORITY APPOINTMENT" FOR NEW PATIENTS 59 AND OLDERThis certificate is good for a complete Medical Eye Exam withTodd Robinson, M.D.Board Certified Eye Physician and Surgeon.The exam includes a prescription for eye glasses and tests for Glaucoma, Cataracts and other eye diseases.FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT CALL: 850-763-6666 ELIGIBILITY: U.S. Citizens living in the Florida Panhandle, 59 years and older, not presently under our care. Coupon Expires: 12-31-12 FREEEYE EXAMCODE: PJ00Darren Payne, M.D.Board Certified Eye Physician and Cataract SurgeonLee Mullis, M.D.Board Certified Eye Physician and Cataract SurgeonTodd Robinson, M.D.Board Certified Eye Physician and Cataract Surgeon "Freedom from Eye Glasses, Now a reality for many."Smart LensesSM 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 WATER from page A1 THE PORT ST. JOE STARFIND US ON FACEBOOK

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COMMUNITY www.starfl.com BPage 1Section Star Staff ReportThe Mexico Beach Community Development Council was awarded $200,000 from the BP-sponsored Gulf Tourism and Seafood Promotional Fund last week at Edgewater Beach Resorts Oceans Restaurant. The funds are to be allocated toward a 2013 turnkey program to increase the online visibility of Mexico Beach across major markets and to spread the news of the beautiful, clear Gulf of Mexico beaches. The Gulf Tourism and Seafood Promotional Fund provides us with an excellent opportunity to share our beautiful beaches with potential visitors like never Special to The StarThe committee for the Port St Joe Centennial Celebration has announced the dates for the citys 100year celebration. Festivities will begin June 28 and continue through July 1. Many creative ideas have been researched and are being developed to make this a not-to-be-missed event. Laser lights, parades, kite contests, a shing tournament, a time capsule, an antique car show and a history through pictures are just a few of the events planned for the last weekend in June. During the upcoming months, there will be several fundraisers to help pay for all of these activities. Restaurant tasting, a swap meet, a sh fry and a dance for the generations are just a few of the fundraisers coming in the new year. If you would like to help with any of these fundraisers or events, call Charlotte Pierce at 229-8247.By TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com The Christmas season had a sunny, warm welcome on the Forgotten Coast this past weekend as Santa found his way from Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf to Port St. Joe to Mexico Beach to bring yuletide energy. This event truly takes our entire community to see it through, said Paula Ramsey Pickett with the Gulf County Chamber of Commerce. No amount of planning can guarantee a successful event; it relies on the generosity and willingness of the community to make it happen. A special Christmas SaltAir Farmers Market brought throngs to downtown Port St. Joe throughout the day as vendors offered an array of holiday-themed items along with the luscious produce to a background score provided by various artists of all ages. The Day of Declaration, which attracted speakers such as Congressman Steve Southerland and state Rep. Marti Coley, drew roughly 500 people to Constitution Park in a ceremony brimming with patriotism and faith and a celebration of the 174th SPECIAL TO THE STARFrom left are Sandie Yarbrough, Mexico Beach Community Development Council President Kimberly Shoaf, Deepwater Horizon claims administrator Patrick Juneau, Susan Howell and Cathey Hobbs.Mexico Beach awarded $200,000 for tourismUnforgettable Coast launches online campaign WIN A PLAYHOUSESPECIAL TO THE STARNorth Florida Child Development and Gulf Correctional Institute are offering the opportunity for the public to win a playhouse for a Christmas present. GCI worked extra hard to have the playhouse ready for the Chili CookOff and last Saturdays activities in Port St. Joe. The playhouse can be seen at the Centennial Bank in Wewahitchka. The playhouse will be given away after the Dec. 15 Christmas Parade in Wewahitchka. Tickets, $3 or seven for $20, can be obtained at Centennial Bank in Port St. Joe and Wewahitchka or by calling Haywood Shealy at 832-5356 or 639-5080, ext. 24. NFCD offers a special thanks to Spud at Whites Towing for all of his assistance and involvement with NFCD.PSJ Centennial Celebration slated for summer 2013 See MEXICO BEACH B6 JSL CHILI COOKOFF WINNERS1. 98 Real Estate Group and Zach Childs, Jim Norton 2. Community newcomers Joe and Erin Payner, who named their chili Joes New Chili 3. Port Cottages and Bill Kennedy and Steve Wich PORT ST. JOE PARADE WINNERS(Among 45 participants)SCHOOL/NONPROFIT 1. North Florida Child Development with Polar Express Train Float 2. South Gulf County Volunteer Fire Department CHURCH/FAMILY 1. Childrens Choir from First Baptist Church 2. Father and Son Marpoe team BUSINESS 1. Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf 2. Emerald Dance Academy Christmas sparkles on the coast PHOTOS BY TIM CROFT, JOHN PARKER AND SANDIE YARBROUGH See CHRISTMAS B6Thursday, December 6, 2012

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B2 | The Star Thursday, December 6, 2012 LOST DOGPART SCHNAUZER AND PART WIRE TERRIERAUTUMNPRIMARY COLOR:BLACKSECONDARY COLOR:TANSEX:FEMALEWEIGHT:22 LBS.LOST:11/14/2012AGE:3 YEARSIf Found, Please Call:1-888-466-3242MICROCHIP # AVID041555351 LAST SEEN:PORT SAINT JOE, FL 32456. Last seen on Whiting Street in Highland View/Port St. Joe wearing a red collar and pink name tag. MEDICARE OPEN ENROLLMENTOCTOBER 15 DECEMBER 7 THIS IS THE TIME TO: Find us on Facebook 180096ELDER SHINE is a Florida Department of Elder Aairs program operated in partnership with the Area Agency on Aging for North Florida, Inc. to provide information and assistance with Medicare. All services are free, objective and condential. WE DO NOT SELL INSURANCE OR REPRESENT ANY INSURANCE ENTITY. OFTHEWEEKPET St. Joseph Bay Humane SocietyDear Santa, We have been very good this year and would like a few things to make our wait at SJBHS a little more fun and comfortable. Toys, because we like to have fun. Leashes and Collars, to make us look pretty. Blankets, to keep us warm. Towels and wash cloths, to keep us clean. Kitty Litter, you know what that is for. Treats, because they help us learn our commands. Laundry detergent, to wash our bedding. Cleaning and Paper goods, our caretakers use them. Foster homes, because it makes room for other unwanted pets. But most of all we want a forever home! Sincerely, the Cats and Dogs of SJBHS 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! Applications are available at http://www.sjbhumanesociety.org Our hours for the shelter are Tuesday-Saturday from 10 am-4 pm! Faiths Thrift Hut is always in need of donations also, and all the proceeds go directly to support the animals in our care! The hours for the store are Thursday-Saturday from 10 am-3 pm. Volunteers are always welcome at both our store and our shelter! Our store and shelter location is 1007 Tenth Street in Port St. Joe! Hope to see you all there soon! IF YOU ARE MISSING A PET OR WANT TO ADOPT A NEW PET, PLEASE CHECK WITH YOUR LOCAL HUMANE SOCIETY OR SHELTER.WHEN MAKING YOUR CHRISTMAS LIST, DONT FORGET THE ST. JOSEPH BAY HUMANE SOCIETY PETS. Sincerely, the Cats and Dogs of SJBHS 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 Special to The StarChristmas Wishes, a program of the Gulf County Sheriffs Of ce for needy children in Gulf County, has placed Christmas stockings at area businesses. We are hoping through the generosity of the people in our area, we can bring Christmas happiness to those children in need. The Christmas Bazaar (8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Friday, Dec. 7. and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8) and Jingle Bell Golf Tournament (tee off at noon Saturday) at the St. Joseph Bay Golf Club also will help bene t the Christmas Wishes program. The table fees from the vendors will go directly to the program. Golfers will receive a $10 credit toward their entry fees for bringing a new toy to the Pro Shop when registering. The South Gulf County Fire Department and Gulf to Bay Construction are also drop-off places for new toys for the program. Please make a donation to any of the Christmas stockings at one of the following businesses: No Name Caf, Bay Breeze Antiques, Sisters Restaurant, Peppers Mexican Grille, Centennial Bank, Piggly Wiggly, Buy Rite Drugs and the sheriffs of ce, all in Port St. Joe; and IGA, Buy Rite and the Centennial Bank in Wewahitchka. If you have any questions about the Christmas Wishes Program, the Christmas Bazaar or the golf tournament, please call the Pro Shop at 227-1751 or Barb Van Treese at 2279837. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.Special to The Star The following wonderful men women and children donated their time and talents to help cook, pack and deliver 675 meals to needy people in Gulf County and Mexico Beach. Jim Gainey and Bunnie Gainey, Jerry and Lyd Stokoe, Rich Brenner, Dan Moon, Traci Varner, Kaylea Krum, Bill and Shirley Sanders, Nick and Cheryl Vacco, Leonard and Loretta Costin, Tyler Guthrie, Janis Tankersley, Joshua Willis, Chaz Wright, Tommy and Ruth Sauls, Christine Worley, Dale and Joy Smith, Charlie Black, Cheryl Howell, Deanne Williams, Tom Boone,Will and Mariann, Fred and Melody Meschino, David Grif n, Melissa Hampton, Jack and Katy Medly, Andrea Grogan, Steven Grogan, Fenix Grogan, Corban Grogan, Gunner Grogan, Robert King, Covenant House members, Cole Haddock, Nancy Brake, F. Vandertulip, Bill Vandertulip, Abby Cozine, Hunter Vandertulip, Larry Chism, Ben Welch, Ron and Carolyn Groleau, Kathy Krum, Phillip and Ty Robinson, Stacey Robinson, Micaela Robinson, Austin Robinson, Trent Robinson, Randy and Kristy Raf eld, Loren Siprell, Carol Dow, Charlie Todd, Laney Kennedy, Erin Kennedy, Kurt Neubauer, James Christy, Logan Haddock, Charles Stephens, Kelvin Ash, Eddie Martin, Rob Greenland, Rick Harrell, Tyson Darus, Murey Johnson, Xaiver Pittman Jacavez Coachman, Caiplin White, Branden Charles Beachman, Roger and Sheryl Bradley, Kinsley Robinson, Gerry Smith, Eric and Sharon Asher, Andrew Rutherford and Ron Kelly and Nedemeyer family, Mary Jo Walsh and Leo Pogorzelski. Special thanks to the sponsors of the 2012 Thanksgiving Day Dinner: Durens Piggly Wiggly, Oak Grove Church, Hannon Insurance Agency, First United Methodist Church, St. Josephs Catholic Church, St. Josephs Catholic Church Mens Group, Rich and Liz Brenner, Dan and Gayle Moon, Sacred Heart Hospital Dietary Department, Billy Dixson and Sons Taxi Service, Sunset Coastal Grill and Paul Gants BBQ. Happy ANNIVERSARYEd and Nelia Doyle celebrate 66 years togetherCharles E. (Ed) Doyle and his wife, Edith Cornelia (Nelia) Barker Doyle, of Wewahitchka celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary on Nov. 22. The couple rst met many years ago, growing up on nearby farms in the rural south during the Great Depression. Nelia decided at age 13 she would one day marry Ed. Ed, who spent 1940-41 with the North Carolina National Guard, joined the U.S. Navy the day after the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941 and served overseas during World War II. He and Nelia wed in 1946 after Ed returned to the U.S. For years, Ed worked for the U.S. Navy and was stationed all over the world. The couple settled in Wewahitchka after Eds retirement in June 1966. They have one son, four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Nelia will be 85 years old and Ed 91 years old in January. They remain active in the community with many hobbies including gardening, geology and youth outreach. Ed is a Master Gardener who has worked with county extension agent Roy Lee Carter for years. Ed and Nelia have known each other since childhood and are still in love after 66 happy years of marriage!Wewahitchka Library to offer holiday story on TuesdayStar Staff ReportThe public is encouraged to join the staff of the Charles Whitehead Wewahitchka Public Library for Holiday Story Time at 3:30 p.m. CT Tuesday, Dec. 11. There will also be arts, crafts and singing. The event is free and open to the public. For library information, call 639-2419. The library is at 314 N. Second St. Can you help a child in need? CHRISTMAS WISHES Thank you, Thanksgiving dinner volunteers Society

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The Star| B3Thursday, December 6, 2012 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 For more information regarding Fair Housing or to le a complaint, please contact HUD at the phone number above, or Connie Parrish at the City of Wewahitchka at (850) 639-2605. milanjewelerspc.com milanjewelers.promilitary.net Black, Blue, Yellow, Red, Green & Cognac Diamonds 3 Stone Diamond Ring Black Diamond Studs Diamond Cross & Chain Special Sale! FREE School News PSJHS CLASS OF 1963 REUNIONStar Staff ReportThe Class of 1963 from Port St. Joe High School is getting ready for a reunion. Alumni information and event suggestions are needed. Please call Cheryl Johnson at 227-5272.Special to The StarYearbook news: Dont miss out on your school year memories, yearbook it! The current yearbook price is 17 percent off full price until January. Get yours now online for only $50. There is a link to order your book on our school main page, http://psjhs-gcsfl.schoolloop.com. We need your pictures, particularly summer pictures. Get your pictures in the yearbook by uploading them to a free app. Replayit! is available for the iPhone, iPad and Android operating systems, and its free. Just go to the Play Store for Android app or iTunes for iPhone or iPad. The app is free, and the password to upload your pictures to the high school website is sharks12. Art news: If you visited our school on Veterans Day, you were treated to some pretty outstanding artwork created by our art students. This exceptional student work has been sent to three active military personnel currently serving in Iraq and Afghanistan who are from Port St Joe. Band concert: The Port St Joe Band of Gold will hold their traditional band concert at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, in the schools Common Area. Come hear the sounds of the season performed by our outstanding musicians led by Mr. Mitch Bouington. Senior acceptance: Congratulations to the following seniors who received college acceptance letters: Jackie Collingsworth, Troy University; Javarri Beachum, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University.SPECIAL TO THE STARGrandparents came out in full force to support reading and the Faith Christian School Book Fair. This fair was a week-long event sponsored by the Parent Teacher Organization of Faith Christian School. A special grandparent breakfast was held in the auditorium along with a short exhibition by the students. They were happy to show their grandparents all they have learned so far this year.Special to The StarThe annual Thanksgiving presentation was performed by the rst and second grades on Nov. 20 at Faith Christian School. Parents and students enjoyed the play, called The First Thanksgiving. After the play, all of the classes at FCS celebrated their thankfulness with a feast! Thank you to all parent volunteers who make the holiday season great fun. Pictured is Mrs. Angela Bouington along with the pilgrims: Emma Grace, Magnolia, Eliza, Halee, Carter, Taylor and Alex. The Indians include John, Bryce, Miracle, Riley, Gabi and Maelee. At right is Carter as a pilgrim.Star Staff ReportMrs. Becky Westons third-grade science class of Wewahitchka Elementary School recently concluded a study of the life cycle of the painted lady butter y. Students experienced the complete metamorphosis from the egg to the adult. They were fascinated to learn that the insect can lay up to 500 eggs and might travel 1,000 miles during her lifetime. She has 10,000 eyes, tastes with her feet, breathes through her abdomen and has a life span of only two to four weeks. She was named Flutter, and the students proudly released her to freedom. She ew to the trees, and as if to say Good-bye, she then came immediately back down and landed on Mrs. Westons shoulder. This added an emotional moment for all involved as Flutter excitedly ew away to enjoy her freedom. WES students study butter ies DAZZLING DOLPHINS AT THE BOOK FAIRSPECIAL TO THE STARFront row: Levi Hanlon, JaMarrien Becton, Lyriq Larry and Lauren Brant. Back row: Kevin Lacivita, Brianna Biagini, Kristi Whit eld and Madi Gingell. FAITH CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

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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 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 Benton Hamm was born December 5, 1933 and entered heaven on November 22, 2012. He was a graduate of Sneads High School and attended Chipola College. He was a conductor for 40 years for the A&N Railroad of Port St. Joe. He coached Babe Ruth baseball, womens softball, umpired high school baseball and basketball, mens softball and was a licensed of cial with the Florida Athletic Association. He was an auxiliary member of the Port St. Joe Fire and Police Departments. For 30 years he was member of Glad Tidings Assembly of God Church in Wewahitchka where he sang in the choir, served as deacon, and with his wife Dot worked with Golden Agers. Benton loved his church family. He is survived by his wife, Dot; a daughter, Debbie Lindsey (Charles) and a son, Rev. Dr. Richard Hamm (Anita), his precious grandchildren, Casi Lindsey Knowles (Robert), Richie Hamm (Wendy), Brandon Hamm (Ashley), Lindsay Hamm; his great-grandchildren, Kayla, Elijah, Jordan, Ashdon, Nixen, Delainey; his brother, Hinton (Margie), brother-in-law, Liddon Woodard (Lynda); his sisters-in-law, Lavinia Radel, Joyce Deason (Earnest); several nieces and nephews and the worlds best neighbors. Funeral services, of ciated by Rev. Richard Hamm and Rev. Joey Smith, were held on Sunday, November 25 at Glad Tidings Assembly of God and a private family graveside service at Roberts Cemetery was held on Monday, Nov. 26. In lieu of owers, the family requests that donations in Bentons memory be made to: Richard L. Hamm International Ministries, 13925 Erwin Road, Charlotte, N.C. 28273. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.Benton HammErma Hendry Kennedy of Port St. Joe passed away at 11:55 p.m. November 26, 2012. She was born in Perry, Fla., Aug. 25, 1924, the youngest of three daughters, born to R. D. and Mary Hendry. She was preceded in death by her parents; her sisters Eunice Caroll and Eutha Ezell; and husband Leo Kennedy. Her survivors include her daughter, Linda Green of Blountstown; her son, Leo Kennedy of Mexico Beach; her grandchildren, Mike Green, Steve Green and Serena Cook Funeral services were held Friday, November 30, 2012 at 2 p.m. ET at Highland View Baptist Church. Interment followed in Holly Hill Cemetery. Those who wish may make donations to Highland View Baptist Church, 310 Ling Street, Port St. Joe, Fl 32456. All services are under the direction of the Comforter Funeral Home.Erma Hendry KennedyMrs. Dean Stevens, 89, of Port Saint Joe, passed away Friday night, November 30, 2012 in Port Saint Joe. Born in West Blocton, Ala., she has been a resident here since 1956 and worked as an executive secretary for B. Roy Gibson until her retirement. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church. Survivors include her husband, Joe Stevens; her son Wayne Stevens, both of Port Saint Joe; her grandchildren, Gretchen Schweers and husband Mike, and Zeke Stevens; a great-granddaughter Sophie Schweers; and her sisters, Clara Hamrick, and Ruth Owens and husband Wes. The funeral service was held at 10 a.m. EST on Tuesday, December 4, 2012 in Holly Hill Cemetery, conducted by the Rev. Jim Fillingim. All services are under the direction of the Comforter Funeral Home.Dean Stevens FAITHThursday, December 6, 2012 Page B4This business invites you to visit the church of your choice this week. www.starfl.com ObituariesSpecial to The StarLife-and-death decisions, hardships, and disabilities will be discussed at Lifetree Caf at 7 p.m. CT on Monday, Dec. 10. This program features an exclusive lm about a couple who learned that their unborn child would have profound disabilities. This couple made a life-changing decision, Lifetree representative Craig Cable said. Their story of unconditional love during dif cult times is a true inspiration. Admission to the 60-minute event is free. Snacks and beverages are available. Lifetree Caf is located at 1602 U.S. Highway 98 in Mexico Beach across from El Governor Motel. Lifetree Caf is a place where people gather for conversations 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.Courage to stand aloneYouve got to stand for something, Or youll fall for anything. These words are in a country song, But they have a spiritual ring. We know that God would have us stand, And maybe sometime alone. Many times we dont see it, Until after weve been shown. Jesus gave the best example, He stood alone for you and I. Would you make a stand for Jesus, If it meant that you would die? Billy JohnsonErnie J. Woodrow12/5/59 5/29/09Remember MeYou still live on in the hearts and minds of the loving family and friends you left behind.Mom, dad and sisters and Maddie CHRISTMAS CONCERT AT FIRST UNITED METHODISTThe Bay Area Chorale Society will present a Praise and Glory Christmas Concert 3 p.m. ET on Dec. 16 at First United Methodist Church of Port St. Joe. There is a $5 suggested donation.Program to discuss nding peace in hard times In Loving MEMORY Faith BRIEF

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Phase 30 FY2012 Annex 5 Gulf County HAS BEEN AWARDED FEDERAL FUNDS UNDER THE EMERGENCY FOOD AND SHELTER NATIONAL BOARD PROGRAM. Gulf County has been chosen to receive $6,027.00 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county. The selection was made by a National Board that is chaired by the Department of Homeland Securitys Federal Emergency Management Agency and consists of representatives from AmericanRed Cross; Catholic Charities, USA; National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA; The Salvation Army; United Jewish Communities and, United Way of America. The Local Board was charged to distribute funds appropriated by Congress to help expand the capacity of food and shelter programs in high-need areas around the country.A Local Board made up of representatives from (American Red Cross, Catholic Charities, SalvationArmy, Gulf County Board of County Commission, a homeless or formerly homeless representative, and other appointed committee members) will determine how the funds awarded to Gulf County are to be distributed among the emergency food and shelter programs run by local service agencies in the area. The Local Board is responsible for recommending agencies to receive these funds and any additional funds available under this phase of the program. Under the terms of the grant from the National Board, local agencies chosen to receive funds 3) practice nondiscrimination, 4) have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs, 5) if they are a private voluntary organization, they must have a voluntaryboard, and 6) must have a DUNS number. Qualifying agencies are urged to apply. Gulf County has distributed Emergency Food and Shelter funds previously with Gulf County Senior Citizens. This agency was responsible for providing over 2400 meals and 0 nights of lodging. Public or private voluntary agencies interested in applying for Emergency Food and Shelter Program funds must contact Stephanie Richardson, Emergency Operations Center 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd. Bldg. 500, Port St. Joe, Fl. 32456, or call 229-9110 for an application. The deadline for applications to be received is December 13, 2012.(2012.110) LCHRISTMZR TSt. Joesph Bay Golf ClubLE ELL TTSaturday, December 8, 2012 ~ 12:00 ESTTournament Format: Individual play with handicap from your normal tee $10.00 o Tournament Entry Fee if you bring a NEW TOY MEMBERS: $45 NON-MEMBERS: $55 CHRISTMS ZRDo your Christmas shopping for unique handmade gifts made by local artists. Spruce up your home or oce with great decorations: Everything is Handmade Saturday, December 8: 9:00-4:00 For more information, call St. Joseph Bay Country Club: or Barb Van Treese: 1st Place: ............. $200 2nd Place: ...........$100 3rd Place: ..............$50WITH MINIMUM OF 28 PLAYERS GPMGPM Financial, LLC Sponsored By: Penelopes Pet Shop, GPM Financial, LLC, Gulf County Sheris Department, Gulf 2 Bay Development & Construction, and Gulf County Tourist Development Council 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 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! WWW.LOOKOUTLOUNGE.COM RANDY STARK ON THE POOP DECK KARAOKE/DJ IN THE CROWSNEST SATURDAY 9 PM ET ~ SPECIAL GUEST PERFORMANCE ~ ON THE POOP DECK! Highly prized throughout Florida and widely beloved as a symbol of the Christmas season is the poinsettia. No other ower can make such a brilliant show of bright red throughout the festive weeks of December and January. Poinsettias remain one of the most popular holiday owers. Hybridizers have expanded the range of colors from the familiar red to pastel yellow and vibrant bi-colors. One of the most common questions after Christmas is, How can I care for my poinsettia so that it will bloom again next Christmas? Though this can be done, its a very fussy, exacting process, and because the plants are not that expensive, you might just choose to start fresh next year. My information on poinsettias was provided by Dr. Robert J. Black, professor emeritus, University of Florida. When purchasing a poinsettia, select a plant which has green nearly to the soil line. Old plants will have experienced excessive leaf drop. Foliage drop also is caused by uctuating temperatures, gas fumes, soil pH and plant pests. When you rst bring your poinsettia home the following precautions should be considered: Light: Place it near a sunny window. South, east or west facing windows are preferable to a north facing window. Poinsettias are topical and will appreciate as much direct sunlight as you can provide. Heat: To keep the poinsettia in bloom as long as possible, maintain a temperature of 6575 degrees F during the day. Dropping the temperature to about 60 degrees F at night will not hurt the plant. However, cold drafts or allowing the leaves to touch a cold window can injure the leaves and cause premature leaf drop. If youve ever see a gangly poinsettia in bloom, with only a couple of sad looking leaves hanging on, it was probably exposed to temperature that was too cool or extreme shifts in temperature. Water: Water the plant whenever the surface feels dry to the touch. Water until it drains out the bottom, but dont let the plant sit in water. Wilting is another common cause of leaf drop. A wilted plant can be revived and salvaged, but it will take another season to improve its appearance. Humidity: Lack of humidity during dry season, in particular winter, is an ongoing house plant problem. If your home tends to be dry and your poinsettia is indirect light, you will nd yourself watering frequently, possibly every day. For more information on poinsettias contact the Gulf County Extension Service at 639-3200, 229-2909 or visit gulf. ifas.u .edu.Care for your poinsettias ROY LEE CARTERCounty extension director LocalThe Star| B5Thursday, December 6, 2012 Star Staff ReportCarol Carlan, a successful Pensacola business executive and long-time community leader, has been selected as the next president of the Sacred Heart Foundation. Starting Dec. 29, Carlan will succeed Dr. Henry Roberts, who is retiring as the foundations president after successfully leading Sacred Hearts fundraising for six years. Carlan worked in the nancial services industry for more than 35 years and served as the rst female president of a large regional bank in the Florida Panhandle. In 2007, she formed Carlan Consulting LLC, a leadership development company. Carlan is a graduate of Pensacola State College and the University of Florida School of Banking. She is known for her heartfelt commitment to education, business and social issues demonstrated by her involvement in guiding dozens of nonpro t organizations throughout her career. She was one of 25 people in Florida appointed by Gov. Charlie Crist to serve on the Department of Juvenile Justice Blueprint Commission in 2007. She is a three-term trustee for Pensacola State College and past president emeritus for the PSC Foundation. She also was appointed by Gov. Jeb Bush to be the inaugural chair of the Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition. Some of Carlans many awards during her career have included the Business Leader of the Year by both the Pensacola News Journal and the Pensacola Bay Area Chamber of Commerce. She also received the Leadership Pensacola Blue Angel Leadership Award and the PACE Center for Girls Pioneer Award for her leadership as a State Board trustee and a founding member of the Escambia/Santa Rosa PACE Center for Girls. Sacred Heart selects Carlan to lead foundation CAROL CARLAN

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LocalB6 | The Star Thursday, December 6, 2012 Trades & Services GET YOUR AD IN227-7847TODAY!CALL Dri Brite Brite Brite Brite Brite 850-229-966315 Years of Service!Steam Cleaning & Remediation 24 Hour Water Extraction 229-1324 PROFESSIONAL FLOOR CARE, INC.Residential and Commercial Carpet and Upholstery CleaningServing the entire Gulf Coast area Ceramic Tile and Grout Cleaning RVs Cars Trucks Vans 24 Hour Emergency Water Extraction 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 Rays Quality Service NO JOB TOO SMALL! For more information regarding Fair Housing or to le a complaint, please contact HUD at the phone numberabove, or Towan Kopinsky at the Gulf County Grants Oce in Port St. Joe, Florida at (850) 229-6144.(2012.112) before, said CDC president Kimberly Shoaf. Well be using the funds to help those looking for a family vacation, a romantic getaway or a winter reprise nd all the information they can about our Old Florida community. Well be able to help promote our local tourism and economy and keep Mexico Beach thriving. Mexico Beach, also known as the Unforgettable Coast, has continued to grow its tourism and local economy in the aftermath of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The online marketplace is the most used resource for travelers looking to gather vacation information, so the new online campaign will not only help bring new visitors to Mexico Beach, but it also will further enhance the local economy in the process. Deepwater Horizon claims administrator Patrick Juneau and grant coordinator Nick Gagliano awarded checks to several grant winners. Representatives from the Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce, the Downtown Improvement Board-Panama City, the Wakulla County Tourist Development Council, the City of Port St. Joe, the Port St. Joe Redevelopment Agency and the Gulf Coast Marine Life Center also were recipients of awards from the fund. For more information concerning Mexico Beach, please visit MexicoBeach.com. MEXICO BEACH from page B1anniversary of the signing of the Florida Constitution. The cities of Port St. Joe and Mexico Beach lit their Christmas trees. The Junior Service League held its annual Chili-Cookoff and bene ted further when all three winning teams donated all or a portion of their winnings back to the JSL for its many community projects. Mexico Beach and Port St. Joe also held their annual Christmas parades, the Mexico Beach parade being of the golf cart variety. In all, it was a series of smalltown events with a homey feel and a great kickoff to the holiday season. This is just great, said St. Joe Beach resident Zebe Schmitt. This is what a community looks and feels like. What a great day. Star Staff ReportFlorida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission law enforcement of cers arrested two Gulf County men on St. Joe Bay before daylight Nov. 23 with an almost 8,000-square-foot gill net and more than 600 pounds of illegally netted pompano, Spanish mackerel and sheepshead. Its a net thats designed to entangle sh, Kirkland said Friday. It was huge. Floridas constitution prohibits the use of gill nets and entangling nets for the taking of marine species. Possession of a net greater than 500 square feet, with which Haddock and Moore are both charged, is a third-degree felony, Kirkland said. Ashley David Haddock, 27, of Wewahitchka and Randall Lamar Moore, 30, of Port St. Joe face numerous felony and misdemeanor charges for using a gill net. Using high-tech, night-vision equipment, of cers watched the pair on the bay on Haddocks 22foot boat from late on Thanksgiving night to the time of arrest the next morning. The sh had obvious signs of being gill-netted, said FWC Of cer Neal Goss IV, one of three ofcers who made the arrests. Both Haddock and Moore are commercial shermen and possess saltwater products licenses. The two were booked into the Gulf County Jail. They were released on $2,000 bond each on Nov. 24. The sh were seized and sold to a Panama City seafood business. The money will be held in escrow, pending the outcome of the case. The FWC seized the vessel and the gill net as evidence in the case. ASHLEY HADDOCK RANDALL MOOREGulf County pair charged with using illegal net CHRISTMAS from page B1PHOTOS BY TIM CROFT, JOHN PARKER AND SANDIE YARBROUGH

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CLASSIFIEDSThursday, December 6, 2012 The Star | B7 90983S PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS GULF COUNTY PARKS WEEKEND CLEAN UP CONTRACT BID #1213-02 The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners will receive sealed from any qualified person, company, or corporation interested in providing the following: Gulf County Parks requiring weekend and/ or holiday clean up as specified. Please place YOUR COMPANY NAME, SEALED BID, and the BID NUMBER on the outside of your envelope, and provide three copies of your proposal. Bids must be submitted to and specifications may be obtained from the Gulf County Clerks Office at 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Blvd., Room 148, Port St. Joe, Florida, 32456 by Friday, December 14, 2012 by 4:30 p.m., E.T. Specifications may also be obtained at www.gulfcounty-fl.gov. Bids will be opened at this same location on Monday, December 17, 2012 at 10:00 a.m., E.T. The public is invited to attend. Any questions concerning this bid should be directed to Lynn Lanier, Gulf County Deputy Administrator at (850) 229-6106 or (850) 227-8971. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA /s/ William C. Williams, III, Chairman Attest: /s/ Rebecca L. Norris, Clerk Nov. 29, Dec. 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 91051S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 23-2012-CA-000007 DIVISION: BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP F/K/A COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP, Plaintiff, vs. GARY LAMONT GREEN; et. al.; Defendant(s), NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment dated November 2, 2012, entered in Civil Case No.: 23-2012-CA000007, of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida, wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP F/K/A COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP is Plaintiff, and GARY LAMONT GREEN; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF GARY LAMONT GREEN; 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 are Defendants. I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at 11:00 a.m. E.T. at the lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse located at 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL. 32456 on the 13th day of December, 2012. the following described real property as set forth in said Final Summary Judgment, to wit: DESCRIPTION PARCEL 2B A PORTION OF SECTIONS 31 AND 32, TOWNSHIP 5 SOUTH, RANGE 11 WEST, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE CONCRETE MONUMENT MARKING THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER (SW1/4) OF SECTION 32, TOWNSHIP 5 SOUTH, RANGE 11 WEST; THENCE ALONG THE NORTH BOUNDARY LINE OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER (SW1/4) OF SAID SECTION 32, N90E, 109.83 FEET TO A POINT ON THE WEST RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF NORTH CANAL DRIVE; THENCE ALONG SAID WEST RIGHT OF WAY LINE, S04E, 419.77 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT; THENCE CONTINUE ALONG SAID RIGHT OF WAY LINE, S04E, 462.66 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE ALONG SAID RIGHT OF WAY LINE S04E, 172.26 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT; THENCE LEAVING SAID RIGHT OF WAY LINE, S89W, 330.01 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT; THENCE N04W, 172.26 FEET; THENCE N89 E, 329.97 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. This property is located at the Street address of. 547 N Canal Drive, Port Saint Joe, FL 32456. If you are a person claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale, you must file a claim with the clerk no later than 60 days after the sale. If you fail to file a claim you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. After 60 days, only the owner of record as of the date of the lis penden may claim the surplus. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the court on November 15, 2012 REBECCA L. NORRIS Clerk of the Court B.A. Baxter Deputy Clerk Attorney for Plaintiff: Elizabeth R. Well born, Esquire Elizabeth R. Wellborn, P.A. 350 Jim Moran Blvd. Suite 100 Deerfield Beach, FL 33442 (954) 354-3544 (954) 354-3545 IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Court Administration, P.O. Box 826, Marianna, Florida 32447; Phone: 850-718-0026; Email: ADAReyuest@judl4.flcourts.or g, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days: if you are hearing or voice impaired call 711. Nov. 29, Dec. 6, 2012 91053S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 23-2012-CA-000060 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP. Plaintiff, vs. JASON P. BARBOUR, et. el. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure or Other dated November 13th, 2012, entered in Civil Case Number 23-2012CA-000060, in the Circuit Court for Gulf County, Florida, wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP is the Plaintiff, and JASON P. BARBOUR, et al., are the Defendants, I will sell the property situated in Gulf County, Florida, described as: Commencing at a concrete monument marking the NW corner of NE 1/4 of Section 33, Township 5 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida; thence N 89 E, along the North line of said NE 1/4 for 680.04 feet to an iron rod; thence continue N 89 E, along said North line for 276.00 feet to an iron rod; thence S 0 E, for 74.05 feet to an iron rod on the South right of way line of a paved County Road as occupied, said point being 30.00 feet South of the centerline of pavement of said road; thence N 89 E, along said South right of way line a distance of 105.00 feet to an iron rod for the Point of Beginning; thence continue N 89 E, along said right of way line for 105.00 feet to an iron rod; thence S 0 E, 220.00 feet to an iron rod; thence S 89 W 105.00 feet to an iron rod; thence N 0 W 220.00 feet to the Point of Beginning. Being located in the NE 1/4 of Section 33, Township 5 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida. The South 10.00 feet of the above described property being subject to a private easement for the purposes of ingress and egress Together with that certain doublewide mobile home described as: 2004 CHAN Vin 2208482A #0090445639 and 2004 CHAN Vin 220848B #0090445717 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 5th Street, Port St. Joe, FL 32456 at 11:00 AM, on the 13th day of December, 2012. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated: November 15, 2012. Rebecca Norris Gulf County Clerk of Court Clerk of Circuit Court By: Barbara Baxter Deputy Clerk Nov. 29, Dec. 6, 2012 91139S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.: 2012-54PR IN RE: The Estate of BETTY DARCEY MIMS, a/k/a BETTY ANN MIMS, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Betty Darcey Mims, a/k/a Betty Ann Mims, deceased, File Number 2012-54PR, is pending in the Circuit Court for Gulf County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL 32456. The names and addresses of the Personal Representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, on whom a copy of this notice is served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is December 6, 2012. Ann Whittle 1326 Garrison Avdenne Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Attorney for Petitioner J. Patrick Floyd Law Offices J. Patrick Floyd, Chtd. 408 Long Avenue Port St. Joe, FL 32546 (850) 227-7413 FL Bar No. 257001 December 6, 13, 2012 91151S PUBLIC NOTICE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS RFP 2012-13 **Re-Advertisement** All previous Bidders must re-submit a new bid proposal Sealed bids for City of Port St. Joe for replacement of a Horizontal Pump at the 1st Street Lift Station will be received at City Hall, 305 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida 32456 up until 4:00 PM EST, Friday December 21, 2012. Bids will be publicly opened and acknowledged, Friday December 21, 2012 at 4:05 PM EST, in the City Commission Chambers. Bids shall be submitted in a sealed envelope, plainly marked with bidders name, address, date and time of opening, and bid number for Replacement of Horizontal Pump at the 1st Street Lift Station. DESCRIPTION OF WORK: Remove the existing pump, motor and base plate. Provide and install a skid mounted horizontal pump (per codes/regulations). It is recommended that each bidder perform a site visit prior to submitting a bid to ensure that they have satisfied themselves to existing conditions and to certify that they fully understand the entire scope of this Work. Site visits shall be scheduled by contacting the Public Works Department at 850-229-8247. The proposal shall include all labor and materials as it relates to the following: The disassembly of the existing pump from the concrete base and removal from the dry pit. The reassembly of the new pump with special alignment by a Certified Alignment Technician. The new horizontal pump shall be a 15 HP/460 Volt and deliver 800 GPM @ 37 TDH (1200 RPM) with a tangential CCW rotation discharge (like existing Paco Pump), stainless steel wear rings, certified test curve, and water flush seal. Pump shall have a five (5) year 100% Warranty Startup Services by a pump manufacturers certified technician All required 6 piping, flanges, fittings, hardware, etc. necessary to reconnect new pump to existing suction and discharge piping. Work shall be performed by a licensed Contractor and all applicable permits shall be required. Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) to automatically operate the new horizontal pump based on level. One (1) Level Transducer Install a transfer switch into existing control panel between VFD and existing starter. VFD shall have a six (6) year 100% Warranty Provide estimated start and completion dates. All technical data relating to proposed equipment shall be submitted with bid, failure to include data will result in disqualification of bid. For questions concerning this project, please contact John Grantland at 850-229-8247 The City of Port St. Joe reserves the right to accept or reject any and all Statements of Bids in whole or in part, to waive informalities in the process, to obtain new Statements of Bids, or to postpone the opening pursuant to the Citys purchasing policies. Each Statement of Bid shall be valid to the City of Port St. Joe for a period of sixty (60) days after the opening. The City of Port St. Joe is an Equal Opportunity Employer. December 6, 13, 2012 91165S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 12-135CA CAPITAL CITY BANK, Plaintiff, vs. SHIPYARD HOLDINGS, INC.; JOHN DIXON a/k/a JOHN D. DIXON; NEKTON DIVING CRUISES, INC. a/k/a NEKTON DIVE CRUISES, INC. f/k/a NEKTON ADVENTURE CRUISES, INC.; LOGGERHEAD HOLDINGS, INC.; THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA; GADDIS CAPITAL CORPORATION; and NEKTON DIVING CRUISES, LLC, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Summary Judgment dated November 15, 2012 and entered in Case No. 12-135CA of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit, in and for Gulf County, Florida, wherein CAPITAL CITY BANK is the Plaintiff and SHIPYARD HOLDINGS, INC.; JOHN DIXON a/k/a JOHN D. DIXON; NEKTON DIVING CRUISES, INC. a/k/a NEKTON DIVE CRUISES, INC. f/k/a NEKTON ADVENTURE CRUISES, INC.; LOGGERHEAD HOLDINGS, INC.; THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA; GADDIS CAPITAL CORPORATION; and NEKTON DIVING CRUISES, LLC; are the current Defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash on December 13, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time, in the Courthouse Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse located at 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL 32456, in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes, the following described real property as set forth in said Final Judgment: THE LAND REFERRED TO HEREIN BELOW IS SITUATED IN THE COUNTY OF GULF, STATE OF FL, AND IS DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SECTION 15, TOWNSHIP 7 SOUTH, RANGE 10 WEST, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. THENCE N85E ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 15 FOR 1096.00 FEET; THENCE N64W FOR 844.76 FEET TO THE BEGINNING OF A CURVE CONCAVE TO THE SOUTH AND HAVING A RADIUS OF 150.00 FEET; THENCE WESTERLY ALONG SAID CURVE FOR AN ARC DISTANCE OF 175.89 FEET, SAID ARC HAVING A CHORD OF 165.98 FEET BEARING S82W; THENCE S48W FOR 1663.60 FEET TO THE BEGINNING OF A CURVE CONCAVE TO THE NORTH AND HAVING A RADIUS OF 475.00 FEET; THENCE WESTERLY ALONG SAID CURVE FOR AN ARC DISTANCE OF 569.86 FEET, SAID ARC HAVING A CHORD OF 536.29 FEET BEARING S83W; THENCE N62W FOR 2248.18 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE S45W FOR 325.65 FEET; THENCE N44W FOR 1000.00 FEET TO THE SOUTHEASTERLY LINE OF THE GULF COUNTY CANAL EASEMENT; THENCE N45E ALONG SAID SOUTHEASTERLY LINE FOR 435.60 FEET; THENCE S44E FOR 1000.00 FEET; THENCE S45W FOR 109.95 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. AND COMMENCE AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SECTION 15, TOWNSHIP 7 SOUTH, RANGE 10 WEST, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE N85E ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 15 FOR 1096.00 FEET; THENCE N64W FOR 844.76 FEET TO THE BEGINNING OF A CURVE CONCAVE TO THE SOUTH AND HAVING A RADIUS OF 150.00 FEET; THENCE WESTERLY ALONG SAID CURVE FOR AN ARC DISTANCE OF 175.89 FEET, SAID ARC HAVING A CHORD OF 165.98 FEET BEARING S82W; THENCE S48W FOR 1663.60 FEET TO THE BEGINNING OF A CURVE CONCAVE TO THE NORTH AND HAVING A RADIUS OF 475.00 FEET; THENCE WESTERLY ALONG SAID CURVE FOR AN ARC DISTANCE OF 569.86 FEET, SAID ARC HAVING A CHORD OF 536.29 FEET BEARING S83W; THENCE N62W F0R 2248.18 FEET; THENCE S45W FOR 325.65 FEET; THENCE N44W FOR 1000.00 FEET TO THE SOUTHEASTERLY LINE OF THE GULF COUNTY CANAL EASEMENT FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE N45E ALONG SAID SOUTHEASTERLY LINE F0R 435.60 FEET; THENCE N44W FOR 106 FEET, MORE OR LESS, TO THE MEAN HIGH WATER LINE OF SAID CANAL; THENCE SOUTHWESTERLY ALONG SAID MEAN HIGH WATER LINE FOR 436 FEET, MORE OR LESS, TO A LINE THAT BEARS N44W FROM THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE S44E FOR 88 FEET, MORE OR LESS, TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on November 19, 2012. REBECCA L. NORRIS Clerk of Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk Nov. 29, Dec. 6, 2012 91191S PUBLIC NOTICE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS RFP 2012-14 ** Advertisement** All Bidders must submit a bid proposal Sealed bids for City of Port St. Joe for Replacement of the Waste Water Treatment Plant Off Road Forklift will be received at City Hall, 305 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida 32456 up until 4:00 PM EST, Friday December 21, 2012. Bids will be publicly opened and acknowledged, Friday December 21, 2012 at 4:05 PM EST, in the City Commission Chambers. Bids shall be submitted in a sealed envelope, plainly marked with bidders name, address, date and time of opening, and bid number for Replacement of Waste Water Treatment Plant Off Road Forklift DESCRIPTION OF EQUIPMENT: New or Used off road telehandler. *Manufactured 2005 or newer. *Lifting capacity 6000 lb. minimum. All wheel drive. *Four wheel steering. *Remote tilt. *34 feet lift minimum. *Certified 2500 hour run time maximum. *All equipment (lighting, safety equipment, tires, fenders, mirrors, controls) in good working condition. *No non manufacturer equipment modifications For questions concerning this Equipment, please contact Bob Lyles at 850-229-6395 The City of Port St. Joe reserves the right to accept or reject any and all Statements of Bids in whole or in part, to waive informalities in the process, to obtain new Statements of Comfort CareNon-Medical Companionship & home care for seniors. Medical Remiders, Meal Preperation, Light Housekeeping, Escort on Errons, Serving Mexico Beach and Port St. Joe. Please Contact Celeste for Assistance with your needs 850-647-1614 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

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B8| The Star Thursday, December 6, 2012 CLASSIFIEDS Your land or family land is all you need to buy a new home. Call 850-682-3344 Mobile Home Repos Statewide. Move in Ready. Call 850-682-3344 RENTALS3 BR 3 BA UNFURNISHED CONDO LONG TERM, POOL.............................................$850 2 BR 1 BA UNFURNISHED HOUSE FL ROOM, FENCED YARD, GARAGE ..................$800 3 BR 2 BA FURNISHED APT W/D, CARPORT, ST PARKING ............................$600 2 BR 1 BA UNFURNISHED APT NEW PAINT, SMALL PORCH ...............................$375 1 BR 1 BA UNFURNISHED APT ST PARKING, REMODELED, INC WATER ..........$425 3 BR 1 BA FURNISHED APT WEEKLY OR MONTHLY, INC UTILITIES 3 BR 1 BA UNFURNISHED DUPLEX DOWNTOWN CARRABELLE ...............................$600 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 JOB NOTICETHE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE POP. 3445 IS ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE FOLLOWING POSITION: Full time Police O cer Please submit an application to The City of Port St. Joe, Attn: Charlotte Pierce, POB 278, Port St. Joe, FL 32457. Applications and a full job description can be found on our website cityofportstjoe.com. If you have any questions, please contact Charlotte Pierce at (850)229-8261. The position will close on December 21, 2012. The entry level salary for a Police O cer will be $15.50 per hr. not including bene ts. The City of Port St. Joe is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace. JOB NOTICEThe City of Port St. Joe (pop. 3445) is accepting applications for the following positions:Operator Trainee/ or Licensed Operators, Water Treatment PlantPlease submit an application along with ve references to The City of Port St. Joe, Attn. Charlotte Pierce, POB 278, Port St. Joe, Fl. 32457. Applications and a full job description can be found on our website cityofportstjoe.com. If you have any questions, please contact Charlotte Pierce at (850)229-8261. The Position will close on December 14, 2012. The entry level salary for an operator trainee will be $12.08 per hr. All other licensed operators will be based on quali cations. The City of Port St. Joe is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace. Associate Director, Small Business Development Center (grant funded) assist the Director with daily operation of center & outreach. Responsible for consulting & training of small business concerns; existing & pre-venture. Consult in areas of startup, nancial, management & marketing needs. Requires BS (MS preferred) in Business Administration, Accounting, Marketing, related eld; min. 5 yrs. consulting in development/ management of small business enterprises; knowledge of entrepreneurship, small business management & sustainable business development processes. Social Media exp & prior business ownership preferred. Must be able to travel and work exible hours. Salary starts at $42k/yr. Apply by 12/21/12. Only those who provide all requested items, GCSC Application (must be completed), legible transcripts & resume will be considered. Additional info: www.gulfcoast.edu/hr. Women & minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. GCSC is an EA/EO/M/F/Vet employer. GCSC Equity O ce 850.873.3516 COORDINATOR, CRIME SCENE TECHNOLOGY coordinate/teach crime scene, crime scene photography, biological evidence, ngerprinting, forensic science, crime scene safety & courtroom presentation of evidence. Develop online courses, advise students and mentor adjuncts. Hours may include nights/weekends at multiple campuses. Requires MS in appropriate eld; experience in forensic science and/or crime scene technology + 3 yrs exp preferred. Salary range starts at $30,600/yr.Position Open Until Filled. Only those who provide all requested items, GCSC Application (must be completed), legible transcripts & resume will be considered. Additional info: www.gulfcoast.edu/hr. Women & minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. GCSC is an EA/EO/M/F/Vet employer. GCSC Equity O ce 850.873.3516 EASTERN SHIPBUILDING GROUP MORE THAN A JOB A FUTURE!LONG TERM WORKan aggressive leader in the Marine Industry, located in Panama City, FL has the following opportunities for skilled craftsmen:PIPEFITTERS PIPE WELDERS SHIPFITTERS STRUCTURAL WELDERS X-RAY WELDERS ELECTRICIANSCompetitive wages DOE, and a comprehensive bene ts package including: Company paid health, dental, and life insurance, 401(k), attendance & safety bonuses. Normal work week to include overtime. Quali ed craftsmen should apply in person: Mon-Fri, 8am-12pm 1pm4:30 pmHUMAN RESOURCES (2 Locations): 13300 Allanton Rd., Panama City, FL 32404 and 134 S. East Ave., Panama City, FL 32401Applications are also accepted at our East Ave Of ce Saturdays, 8am-12pm.(850) 522-7400, ext. 2285, 2322, or 2302 Fax: (850) 874-0208EOE/Drug Free Workplace Bids, or to postpone the opening pursuant to the Citys purchasing policies. Each Statement of Bid shall be valid to the City of Port St. Joe for a period of sixty (60) days after the opening. The City of Port St. Joe is an Equal Opportunity Employer December 6, 13, 2012 91223S 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 FOR STRUCTURED ASSET INVESTMENT LOAN TRUST, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES, 2006-4 Plaintiff, vs. ERNEST REESE ANTLEY; SARA M. ANTLEY, UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 28th 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 FOR STRUCTURED ASSET INVESTMENT LOAN TRUST, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-4 is the Plaintiff and ERNEST REESE ANTLEY; SARA M. ANTLEY and UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, are defendants. The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the, FRONT LOBBY OF THE GULF COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 1000 5TH STREET, PORT ST. JOE, FL 32456, 11:00 AM on the 10th day of January, 2013, 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. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator by mail at P. O. Box 1089, Panama City, FL 32402 or by phone at (850) 747-5338 at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days. If you are hearing impaired, please call 711. Dated this 28th 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 (954) 453-0365 Fax: (954) 771-6052 Toll Free: 800-441-2439 December 6, 13, 2012 91235S PUBLIC NOTICE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS RFP 2012-15 ** Advertisement** All Bidders must submit a bid proposal Sealed bids for City of Port St. Joe for replacement of #2 High Service Pump, provide basic remanufacture of #2 High Service Pump Motor, and provide reinstallation of #2 High Service Pump and Pump Motor, at the White City Water System Booster Station will be received at City Hall, 305 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida 32456 up until 4:00 PM EST, Friday December 21, 2012. Bids will be publicly opened and acknowledged, December 21, 2012 at 4:05 PM EST, in the City Commission Chambers. Bids shall be submitted in a sealed envelope, plainly marked with bidders name, address, date and time of opening, and bid number for Replacement of #2 High Service Pump, provide basic remanufacture of #2 High Service Pump Motor, and provide reinstallation of #2 High Service Pump and Pump Motor, at the White City Water System Booster Station. DESCRIPTION OF WORK: *Supply a new pump to replace the existing Goulds Pump MTX 3196, 3x4x8, A70, S/N M93126C01-C02 with equal performance & required maintenance. *Perform basic remanufacture of current pump motor. 25HP, 3600 RPM, 480V., 256T frame. ( to include but not limited to change both bearings, balance rotor, check and reinsulate winding). *Reinstall pump and motor, utilizing laser alignment. (coupling provided by the City of Port St. Joe) Site visits shall be scheduled by contacting the City of Port St. Joe Water Plant at 850-229-1421. The proposal shall include all labor and materials as it relates to the following: *The reassembly of the new pump and remanufactured motor with special alignment by a Certified Alignment Technician. *Pump shall have a five (5) year 100% Warranty *The remanufactured motor shall have a one (1) year 100% bearing Warranty. *Startup Services by a pump manufacturers certified technician *All required piping hardware, etc. necessary to reconnect new pump to existing suction and discharge piping. Work shall be performed by a licensed Contractor and all applicable permits shall be required. *Provide estimated start and completion dates. *All technical data relating to proposed equipment shall be submitted with bid, failure to include data will result in disqualification of bid. For questions concerning this project, please contact Bob Lyles at 850-229-6395 The City of Port St. Joe reserves the right to accept or reject any and all Statements of Bids in whole or in part, to waive informalities in the process, to obtain new Statements of Bids, or to postpone the opening pursuant to the Citys purchasing policies. Each Statement of Bid shall be valid to the City of Port St. Joe for a period of sixty (60) days after the opening. The City of Port St. Joe is an Equal Opportunity Employer December 6, 13, 2012 91251S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 23-2009-CA-000527 DIVISION: BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. MAX GARDNER, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated November 27, 2012 and entered in Case NO. 23-2009-CA000527 of the Circuit Court of the FOURTEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for GULF County, Florida wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., is the Plaintiff and MAX GARDNER; JUDY L. GARDNER; SHALLOW REED PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at LOBBY OF THE GULF COUNTY COURTHOUSE at 11:00AM, on the 3rd day of January, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 22 OF SHALLOW REED PHASE ONE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE(S) 8, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A LOT 22 THE VILLAGE AT, PORT ST. JOE, FL 32410 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on November 30, 2012. Rebecca L. Norris Clerk of the Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk **See Americans with Disabilities Act If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator by mail at P. O. Box 1089, Panama City, FL 32402 or by phone at (850) 747-5338 at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days. If you are hearing impaired, please call 711. ADA Coordinator P.O. Box 1089 Panama City, FL 32402 Phone: 850-747-5338 Fax: (850) 747-5717 Hearing Impaired: Dial 711 Email: ADARequest@ jud14.flcourts.org F09091136 December 6, 13, 2012 Extra Mile Pet SittingHome visits/overnight in the comfort of your pets home. Gulf & Bay County Diana 227-5770 Dan 227-8225 extramilepetsitting.com Wewahitchka 122 2nd street, Saturday Dec 8th, @ 1 pm/ CSTSTORAGE AUCTIONAuctioning off five storage units! Carrabelle : Storage Units Behind IGA, Saturday December 8th from 8am til 2pmMulti-Family Sale850-323-0713 Mexico Beach 403 New Mexico Dr, Saturday, December 8th, 8 am to 12 pmYARD SALE!Clothing, hunting/fishing gear, camoflauge clothing, small TVs, & more! Mexico Beach: 418 Arizona Dr, Saturday December 8th, 7am til 12 Noon CSTMulti-Family Estate SaleFender Guitar, Crystal, Occupied Japan, Christmas Around the World Collectiables, Vintage Tableware, Framed Art Prints, Something for Everyone from 25 to $700! Port St. Joe: 2103 Long Ave, Fri & Sat. December 7th and 8th, 8am til 12 NoonMulti-Family SaleLots of Items Including Collectible Dolls! Mimis200 A Reid Ave. Now Carrying Plus Sizes 850-229-6464 Mimis 200 Reid AveWe have ALL of the Mall Brands. Check out our Great Junior Selection All Fall Resale Buy One Get One 50% Off! 850-229-6464 2 Story duplex, both units available, new appliances, fully furnished, 2 br, 1 ba, top story $800 mo, bottom unit $700 mo. 1st & last, yrly lease, small pets ok. (229) 322-5652 Historic Apalachicola Charming Cottage2br/1ba. In prime historic Apalachicola location. Short walk to water. Wood floors, new washer/dryer, ceiling fans, new cent. heat/ac, w/nice size yard. Pets allowed upon aproval/ deposit. $1,000mo. Call 850-832-2275 for appointment. Text FL34213 to 56654 Port St Joe Beach 4 br, 3 ba, newer home, large garage, two blocks from beach, $1150 mo. + $1150 dep. (816) 698-2405 WEWA: bdrm, 1bath, CH&A. $425/mo + $425 dep. 850-639-5721. 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