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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: 10-25-2012
Frequency: weekly
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
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Thursday, OCTOBER 25, 2012 By TIM CROFT 227-7827 | @PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com Lessons learned in phase one will be applied to phase two. That was the takeaway last week as Port St. Joe commissioners discussed ongoing work to replace some 20 miles of aged and rusting water distribution line. The point of contention last week was a holdover, Commissioner Rex Buzzetts frustration at the pace of patching work on driveways and roadways after pipe replacement. That has been on ongoing issue with phase one of the project, which is broken into three phases. The rst phase is aimed at replacing some eight miles of pipe, primarily in areas of Ward Ridge and the city proper. Thus far, city manager Jim Anderson said, roughly ve miles, or roughly 60 percent, of the pipe was in the ground. We still have a lot of work to be done, but there is a lot of pipe in the ground, Anderson said. But Buzzett, expressing his unhappiness with IC Contractors on the pace of asphalt repair work, requested a workshop at which a representative of IC Contractors was present and proposed that the city withhold further payments to the contractor until the pace of patchwork picked up. The cost of that patchwork was at the center of last weeks discussion. Lee Hathaway with IC Contractors said that his company was performing within the parameters of the contract language and that no speci c contract language mandated a timetable for the patchwork, only that it be completed by the completion of the project. Water line distribution work draws criticism See WORK A9 By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com A Port St. Joe man died last Thursday in a two-car traf c accident on Interstate 10 a mile and a half west of DeFuniak Springs in Walton County. John Thomas PoPo Aguras, 86, died at the scene, just after noon CT, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. According to the FHP, Aguras was headed east on I-10 when he drifted into the adjacent lane of traf c hitting the left front of a second car, ran off the highway, went into a spin and struck two trees. The driver of the second car was identi ed as 55-year-old Orion K. McDaniel of Panama City. He was not injured. Aguras was returning to Port St. Joe from Mississippi. He was born Nov. 27, 1925, in San Francisco. He remained strong, active and full of life until his passing, his family said. After serving in World War II, Aguras became a commercial truck driver. Upon his retirement he moved to Port St. Joe to be near his only child, Melissa Aguras Ramsey, an administrator with the Gulf County School District. As Ramsey put it, her father found a second occupation in Port St. Joe, as her personal handyman, always involved in some project or another, even surprising her with repairs she had not yet approved, loving to get a rise out of her. He loved not only tinkering with his many projects but also playing golf, eating sweets, and talking to everyone. As this reporter could attest, Aguras was a dadgum good golfer for any age. Port St. Joe man killed in I-10 crash Packing up Love By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com Shake your booty to foster more tail-wagging in the county this weekend. Saturday brings the St. Joseph Bay Humane Societys Bow Wow Bash Masquerade Party. The Bow Wow Bash will be held 6-10 p.m. ET at the Centennial Building. The Bow Wow Bash, a dash of food, fun, music and Halloween, represents the major fundraiser each year for the Humane Society. The funding we get from the county and (city of Port St. Joe) is about 20 percent of what it costs to operate the Humane Society for the year, said Sandi Christy of the Humane Society board. The Bow Wow Bash is the one event we count on each year to put us over the top, so to speak. This years event will be By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com hey came, they saw, they packed. The Semper Fi Sisters, military moms, grandmothers, sisters, aunts and wives, arrived in force last week and enjoyed their fourth annual Beach Blast. More than 70 ladies registered, coming from as far away as South Dakota and Arizona, and stayed the entire four days and nearly a dozen joined them druing the weekend. They headquartered at WindMark Beach, had a blood drive, held educational sessions and, generally, relaxed and escaped from the rigors of daily life on the home front with women of common mission and cause. The culmination of that Blast which included horseback riding on the beach, some personal TLC, time to relax, shopping on Reid Avenue and enjoying the songwriters also in town for a festival was last Saturdays packing party. The Centennial Building was transformed into a factory as lines of folks sorted through tables of items to pack Boxes of Love to deployed soldiers overseas. Those boxes includes items from DEBBIE HOOPER AT JOEBAY.COM More than 1,100 Boxes of Love were packed in the span of three hours by more than 80 ladies with the Semper Fi Sisters as well as members of the public who showed up to help last week at the Centennial Building. T Area residents hold packing party to send soldiers Boxes of Love See SEMPER FI SISTERS A7 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 Opinion ................................... A4-A5 Letters to the Editor ...................... A5 Outdoors ...................................... 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Opinions 4A Letters to the Editor 5A Sports 10A Society News 2-3B Obituaries 4B Church News 5B Law Enforcement 8B School News 10B Legals 11B Classieds 12-13B Trades & Services 14B I NDEX A Freedom Newspaper Real Estate Advertising Deadline Thursday 11:00 am ET Display Advertising Deadline Friday 11:00 am ET 227-1278 Classified Line-Advertising Deadline Monday 5:00 pm ET 747-5020 xxxx xxxxxxx 1B V ISIT T HE S TAR ONLINE AT WWW STARFL COM XXXXX XXXXXX YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER SINCE 1937 YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER SINCE 1937 THE S TAR YEAR 75, NUMBER 2 Ghosts on the Coast B1 See CRASH A9 Sandi Christy, center, and a staff of dedicated volunteers and staff make the St. Joseph Humane Society go during tough economic times. Those tough times make this years Bow Wow Bash so important. FILE PHOTO St. Joseph Humane Society to host Bow Wow Bash on Saturday See BOW WOW BASH A7

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Local A2 | The Star Thursday, October 25, 2012 Stories by CHRIS OLWELL 747-5079 | @PCNHchriso colwell@pcnh.com MEXICO BEACH Weapons, drugs, video games, bootlegged pornography and a computer were among the pieces of evidence that disappeared from the Mexico Beach Police Departments evidence control room, according to a report released last week. In November, the Bay County Sheriffs Of ce released the results of an investigation into the Mexico Beach Police Department in a report that was highly critical of many aspects of the department, including its policies and procedures for ensuring evidence in criminal cases was secure. The report pointed out that the evidence drop box was still not secure; in fact, anyone could reach into the box and pull out whatever was inside. Last week, the Mexico Beach city government released the ndings of an another investigation by the BCSO that spanned several months and found, among the numerous de ciencies, that criminal evidence still was being mishandled. Numerous items including several bags of marijuana, weapons, a computer, a blood sample, a DNA kit and ngerprints were missing. Some had been stolen. A BCSO investigator questioned at length Cpl. Deborah Everett, the police departments evidence custodian during the time the evidence was stolen. She had no good answers to explain what happened, the report says. How critical is it to the Mexico Beach Police Department that evidence is handled properly? Capt. Steve Harbuck asked Everett on Sept. 5. Um, its, its a critical component. It should be, right? Yes, sir. I mean, what good are you if the courts cant depend on your credibility when youre taking peoples personal freedoms away from em and putting them in prison? Yes, sir. Everett has been red, and the police department has been overhauled. City Administrator Chris Hubbard was given authority over the department, and former Chief Brad Hall retired. According to the report, on the eve of an audit of the evidence room by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Everett got around to clearing the evidence in the departments drop box. She nally logged some 47 pieces of evidence that had been sitting there for an unknown amount of time. Other Mexico Beach police of cers would leave their children in the police department headquarters while they worked their shifts. Everett said she trusted these children. On Halloween, a carnival was held in the same room. One of cer who was there, Jesse Burkett, who is being investigated for two battery complaints brought by members of the re department several months after the alleged crimes, said there were known thieves in the building for the carnival. Trial problems On April 15, 2011, an Alabama man, his son and his girlfriend were asleep in their room in the El Governor Motel in Mexico Beach. The woman woke up to nd Ronald Lee, a multiple felon, raping her, she would later tell Mexico Beach Police. Her boyfriend fought Lee and held him until police arrived. Lee now faces life in prison if hes convicted of burglary and sexual battery in connection with the allegations. Chief Brad Hall, who had 21 years experience in Mexico Beach, said hed never encountered another crime like it. Lee is set to go trial in November. His case has been continued numerous times since his arrest because prosecutors couldnt get the evidence from the Mexico Beach Police. After more than a year, the police had not collected a DNA sample from the victim, and the judge was running out of patience, according to a letter from prosecutor Rob Sale to Chief Hall. If we do not get the DNA nailed down we will not be able to pursue the sexual battery charge at all because the defense attorney will hammer us for failing to determine this critical piece of evidence which would which would [sic] prove whether the defendant ever even touched the victims vagina, Sale wrote June 19. Sale went on to offer police advice on evidence collection for future reference, but he closed the letter urging the evidence be submitted to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement for analysis right away. Harbuck asked Everett what happened in the case during the September interview. She initially accused the investigator, who is no longer with the Mexico Beach Police either, of dropping the ball. It was J.T.s fault? Everett sighed. Its somebodys fault. Now, OK. The prob, the ultimate fault is on myself. Toward the end of Everetts interview with Harbuck, he asked her what being a cop meant to her, and she broke down. Through tears she wondered, how had the police department come to this. (R)eading Chris Hubbards very rst statement, is that the chief was not an effective chief for three to ve years. If thats true, why did they leave him in place and, and subject us all to that? Why did they not just have the gonads to terminate him? He was at will, terminate him. If they thought we were doing something wrong, if I was, just terminate us. I mean, I dont understand, I dont understand this whole process. I dont know why were here. What got us to this point. On April 10, the Mexico Beach City Council gave Hubbard authority over the Department of Public Safety, which is comprised of both the police and re services. That day, Hall went out on sick leave, and he was placed on administrative leave during the investigation. He has now retired. Essentially, Hall has not supervised the Department off Public Safety since Hubbard took over. YOUR VOTE! COUNTS VOTE! HELP OUR CANDIDATES NOW TO GET OUT THE VOTE Mike Harrison Sheri www.HarrisonforSheri.com 850.227.8706 Jim Norton Superintendent of Schools www.VoteJimNorton.com 850.227.1258 Mitch Burke Property Appraiser www.VoteMitchBurke.com 850.227.5702 John Hanlon Supervisor of Elections John4SOE@gmail.com 850.247.9538 Joanna Bryan County Commissioner District 3 www.Vote4Bryan.com 850.615.5015 Halsey Beshears State Representative District 7 www.HalseyBeshears.com 850.228.1296 Steve Southerland US Representative www.SoutherlandForCongress.com 850.215.6710 Kenny Peak County Commissioner District 1 carpetco@fairpoint.net 850.227.6077 UPCOMING KEY DATES Absentee Ballots Request Close..........Oct 31, 5PM EST Early Voting Begins-Oct 27 Ends.........Nov 3, 5PM EST ELECTION DAY -NOV 6th Take a carload of Voters to the polls Membership Communication Committee Goal Now: A RECORD TURN OUT!! Report details problems within Mexico Beach PD BCSO nds misconduct in Mexico Beach PD MEXICO BEACH Talk about a molehill turning into a mountain. What began as a minor dispute between a Mexico Beach police of cer and a re ghter has led to the termination of a supervisor, a reprimand for an of cer and a nding that former Chief Brad Hall lied under oath, misled his staff and supervisors and failed to follow numerous policies, according to a summary report of a Bay County Sheriffs Of ce investigation. City Administrator Chris Hubbard made the report public for the rst time Tuesday during a special workshop of the Mexico Beach City Council. Because the entire investigative report is more than 2,000 pages long, a full analysis of the ndings was not possible Tuesday, but the 60-page summary report indicates Hall violated numerous department policies. According to the report: At least 10 alleged policy violations by Hall, who recently retired, were sustained during the BCSO investigation. The report takes Hall to task for failing to ensure criminal evidence was secure and delivered to prosecutors in a timely manner, for allowing two of cers to travel to Alabama to collect evidence in a rape case in plain clothes on Harley-Davidson motorcycles and for failing to investigate employee complaints. Cpl. Deborah Everett was terminated after the investigation found evidence to sustain she had conducted herself in an unbecoming manner, created a hostile work environment and neglected or failed in her duty by conducting meetings with police and re personnel. Everett, who supervised the police departments evidence control room, allowed numerous pieces of evidence to disappear. Many of the items were stolen; the summary doesnt indicate whether there are suspects in the thefts or what kinds of items were stolen. Of cer Jesse Burkett has been counseled as a result of the nding that he was insubordinate. The report indicates Burkett was insubordinate in written communications with Hall. The investigation began in July at the request of Mayor Al Cathey. Its not clear when it concluded, but investigators were conducting interviews until at least Sept. 10. Hall, Everett and Burkett were suspended with pay during the investigation. The report indicates the trouble began in November when a man attending a re department meeting left his son alone in the police headquarters. Burkett found the boy unattended and escorted him outside. The man, Dan Christopher, was upset with Burkett. In March, Burkett complained to Hall that Everett had been harassing him. Hall said he would investigate the matter but simply cleared Everett without doing so. The BCSO investigation con rmed Everett had created a hostile work environment for Burkett and had incited others to press criminal charges against Burkett. In December, Burkett was involved in a minor dispute with a re ghter. The re ghter led a complaint against Burkett for battery in April. That month, during an interview with investigators with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Hall said the incident was a mountain made out of a molehill. Christopher also led a battery complaint against Burkett in May for the incident with his son. Christopher later told investigators he would have been satis ed with an apology, but he felt pressured by police and re personnel to press charges against Burkett. Hall, Everett and Burkett could not be reached for comment Tuesday night. Hubbard said an investigation by FDLE is ongoing.

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Local The Star| A3 Thursday, October 25, 2012 VoteJimNorton.com (Pd.Pol.Ad.) P A ID FOR A ND APP ROVED BY JIM N ORTON, R E P UBLIC A N SU P ERINTENDENT OF SCHOOL S (Pd.Pol.Ad.) Kesley Colbert, Gulf County Property Appraiser GULF COUNTY PROPERTY AP PRAIS ER Call me at 227-1681 or learn more at www.VoteDanChristie.com PAID BY DAN CHRISTIE, NO PARTY AFFILIATION, FOR PROPERTY APPRAISER (Pd.Pol.Ad.) EDUCATION Ghostout Program, Mock Car Crashes, Renee Napier Megans Story POLITICAL A DVERTISEMENT PAID AND APP ROVED BY JOE N UGENT, D EMOCRAT FOR S HERIFF Wyvonne Shes Our Lady... for Supervisor In the Gneral Election, you will have the opportunity candidate of your choice. I consider myself to be your best choice. I have a lifetime of business and legal backgrounds. I will work for where you come and get the assistance you expect from a public servant. I want to be more than your supervisor. I will be there for you. Wyvonne Griffin Pickett Wyvonne Griffin Pickett 30+ Years of Business Experience ...and she will be the best SUP E RVISOR OF E L E CTIONS (Pd.Pol.Ad.) Star Staff Report Early voting for the Nov. 6 general election gets under way on Saturday and continues through Nov. 3. Early voting locations are the of ce of Supervisor of Elections Linda Grifn in Port St. Joe and the Charles Whitehead Public Library on Second Street in Wewahitchka. On the two Saturdays, voting hours will be 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET, or 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. CT. On Sunday, Oct. 28, voting hours will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. CT. On each weekday during early voting, Monday through Friday, voting hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. ET, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CT. Grif n emphasized that voters bring required photo identi cation for early voting. The deadline to request a mailed absentee bailout is 5 p.m. ET on Oct. 31. Voters must contact Grif ns of ce at 229-6117 or come by 401 Long Avenue in Port St. Joe to make a request for a mailed absentee ballot. After Oct. 31, voters will still be able to request absentee ballots from Grif ns of ce, but the ballot must be picked up by a designee with a signed letter from the voter. By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com Jack Husband Jr., of Wewahitchka was sentenced last week to spend a minimum of four years in prison for DUI manslaughter. Husband pleaded no contest to the second degree felony, which could have brought him a maximum of 15 years in prison. Circuit Court Judge Shonna Young Gay adjudicated Husband guilty and sentenced him to ve years in prison and 10 years probation. The mandatory minimum Husband must serve is four years. Gay also told Husband that he could petition after ve years to waive the additional term of his probation if he had not violated probation, but that the petition carried no guarantee. Husband, who had no criminal record at the time of the February 2011 accident that resulted in the charges against him, also had his drivers license revoked for life. Husband was driving on State 71 near Jehu Cemetery Road north of Wewahitchka on Feb. 8, 2011, when his vehicle left the roadway and struck Murray Edwin Sedich. Sedich, 22, was a carnival worker from Jacksonville working temporarily in Wewahitchka. He had just left a Dollar Store and was walking along the righthand side of State 71 when he was struck. He died instantly. Husband was arrested in March after blood alcohol tests taken at the time of the accident showed that Husband had a blood alcohol content above the legal limit. A plea agreement was reached with the State Attorney after several factors came to light, in particular evidentiary issues related to handling of the blood taken from Husband. But Husband accepted responsibility for the accident, as evidenced during last weeks sentencing in front of tearful family members. Early voting begins Saturday, Oct. 27 Judge sentences Wewahitchka man to ve years for DUI manslaughter Jack Husband Jr. accepted responsibility for the accident, as evidenced during last weeks sentencing in front of tearful family members.

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Opinion A4 | The Star Thursday, October 25, 2012 Mama spoiled me I will be the rst to admit that. She didnt spoil me with things; she spoiled me with words. You know what I mean. Anything I had drawn with a crayon, cut out of construction paper, built with Lincoln Logs or written for a school assignment was a masterpiece to my Mama. She would ooh and aah and tell me how wonderful my work was and how talented I was. No matter how ridiculous, any idea I came up with that showed the least bit of ingenuity, she would tell me how great of an idea it was. She never stopped. Her words always were encouraging. Her words kept me going. Mama made me out to be much better than I could dream of being. As I got older, I realized how much I needed to hear Mamas words. Often, I nd myself in situations or conversations where I want to stop and ask, Please, dont you have at least one positive thing to say? I guess what Mama was teaching me was that positive words and encouragement are important for not just me, but for everyone. Like Mama, Im somewhat of a pack rat. The other night, I was going through an old cardboard box of things that I ended up with when my older brother and I were cleaning out Mamas room at the retirement home. There were a lot of pretty party napkins. Mama had limited space, but they were colorful and easy to store in a drawer, so I guess she enjoyed looking at them. It looked like she had probably kept one from each of the parties they had at the retirement home. Maybe I will frame them. The party napkins remind me of Mamas words; they were not fancy or expensive, but they were pretty and meaningful. In the napkins, I found an orange envelope with my name and birth date on it. It was sealed. I gure it was a card Mama was saving for me or had forgotten to give me. My name was printed, the month was written in cursive. I laughed. I remembered a professor in college telling me I probably had a learning disability because in some of the papers I submitted; I would sometimes go from cursive to printing and back again. The professor worried me with this revelation, so I asked Mama about it. What did she say? Mama said, Oh, I do the same thing. That made it alright. I never worried about it anymore. These days, most of my words are typed and if I feel like printing, I will print. If I feel like writing in cursive, I will write in cursive. If I feel like doing both, I will do both. Why? Because Mama said it was alright. Studying the envelope, I held up to the light. I couldnt see through it. It was a birthday card; I knew it was. I carried it around with me for awhile, trying to decide whether I should open it or wait until my birthday. I decided to put it back in the box with party napkins. After a couple of days, I couldnt take it anymore. Everyone was asleep; I started thinking about the envelope. I went down to the basement and sat with the box containing the napkins and the orange envelope. I stared at the box and thought about what might be written in the card contained in the orange envelope. I wanted it to be a long letter telling me how wonderful I was or that everything was going to be ok. I wanted it say, I love you or I miss you. Maybe it didnt have any writing in at all. I would have been really disappointed. Then I started thinking about calling Mama and asking her what was in the orange envelope. We would have talked for an hour about what it could be. The conversation would have strayed to something unrelated; we would have laughed and Mama would have said, I love you. I would have said the same. Mama is gone; I took the orange envelope out of the box and sat down in a chair to open it. It was a birthday card A letter writer on these pages made some excellent points last week about long-term vision and planning among elected ofcials in the county and the city. We would add one more aspect. Those that elected ofcials rely upon in decision-making. That was in stark relief during a workshop last week concerning paving and patching issues during the city of Port St. Joes ongoing work to replace water distribution lines. Commissioners and their constituents have been loudly frustrated and displeased with the pace of the patching to city streets and private driveways once new pipe has been laid in the ground. Commissioner Rex Buzzett had reached a point of moving to withhold pavement until the patching caught up to the line replacement. The contractor had a straightforward reply while sensitive to the predicament of dealing with an angry public, under terms of the contract the contractor could wait until all lines were in the ground before repairing an inch of concrete. Huh? In other words, large swaths of the city could remain chewed up and, in parts, almost impassible, and the contractor would be within the letter of the contract. The city, the contractor suggested, could have bid the paving aspect out in the scope of the contract or under separate cover. Why is the contractor the one alerting commissioners to this salient point months into the contract? This should have been a question on the front end, just as, made evident as discussions with the contractor continued, the question of whether to use directional boring or carve up more concrete as this project to replace some 20 miles of water line moves ahead. Another issue more logically addressed on the front end of the contract. What angered Buzzett in particular was correspondence between the citys consultant on the project, its engineers of record, and the construction contractor that highlighted some projects noted two months prior remained unaddressed. But that correspondence was effectively a moot exercise since the contractor was working within the letter of the contract. This is the citys new water surface water treatment plant debacle in miniature. And the commissioners continue to deal with problems at the plant that should have been addressed on the front end by whatever expert was being paid taxpayer money to supply the city with the expertise. As Kenny Wood, brought in at virtually no cost to provide an experienced set of eyes at the plant, detailed last week, basic maintenance and equipment upkeep protocols are now being put in place. A monthly checklist was being developed, maintenance protocols crafted all of which logic would again indicate should have been front-end items on a $21 million plant. A surface water treatment plant that has been labeled a white elephant that the city was stuck with by Mayor Mel Magidson in a bit of truthiness too unusual in todays government. Just as the very root of the problems with that new plant the water leaves the plant ne, it just doesnt arrive at a lot of taps in that same condition should have been a known on the front end. The lack of an accurate and complete map of the existing distribution system, the age of water lines, the lack of an existing and ongoing ushing program, somewhere on the front end, from the array of experts state and local, all that should have sent off some alarms concerning a plant the city wrestles with years after its going online. Not that the city occupies this corner alone. The Board of County Commissioners continues to jump down a rabbit hole of physical consolidation at Howard Creek, having spent hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars on a concept that never had a chance given the low-lying location the county was somehow determined to pursue. The county is only now, years after whacking departments involved of personnel, erecting the building it had to take off a company loading dock or lose, a building that was in need of upkeep before getting off the ground. The consolidation of the Chamber and Economic Development Council by the BOCC set economic development in the county back at least a year, and commissioners have used every excuse offered to rebuff the will of the people on county-wide voting. The county has also effectively expended all of its road bond money, but taxpayers will be paying that long-term debt through 2031. That might be the same year the city of Port St. Joe is able to crawl from under its nearly $20 million in long-term debt, most of it the result of infrastructure improvements tied to that water plant and resulting lines threaded throughout the county. The gaze in the rearview mirror reveals a string of costly mistakes for which taxpayers picked up the tab. And in large measure that tab was bigger due to a lack of foresight demonstrated when it comes to spending large sums of money. That lack of foresight extends beyond elected ofcials to those they rely upon, and pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in public money to for their expertise, in decision-making. But only to the extent that elected ofcials continue to repeat what can be easily seen in the rearview mirror. It was quadruple jeopardy for me Keyboard KLATTERINGS The orange envelope The rearview mirror TIM CROFT Star news editor Pumpkins werent hard to come by. They were laying in elds from Mr. Brooks back pasture all the way out both sides of the Como Road. The cherry bombs we bought from the disabled veteran who lived over on Forrest Avenue. I dont recollect exactly how we put the two together. It was an awkward age for us. We were too old to dress up like the Lone Ranger and trick or treat for candy. We also had outgrown the annual Halloween Carnival at the high school. Come on now, we were big-time freshmen; we were way too hip to bob for apples, throw darts at multicolored balloons or hang around the cake walk with our parents. But we were too young to drive. Can you think of a worse dilemma? Its hard to look cool when you have to walk to the Park Theatre for the feature presentation. It was more than embarrassing when Jackie Burns would pull up in his Ford and ask, You boys want a ride to town? We looked like we were on top of the world holding down that back booth out at Franks Diary Bar but the truth of the matter was we didnt have a way to leave. Im not making excuses for what happened. It was like Ricky told them at the police station after they hauled us in, It was a bad idea that got multiplied! Adolescence is just a term in Dr. Freuds book unless you happen to be one. It took a decently sharp knife and a minute or two to empty out a pumpkin. Drop a cherry bomb in that thing, and the explosion would send tiny chunks of mucus and rind ying in every direction. Twisting two cherry bombs together would give you even more range. You might think how silly and juvenile today. We were wild with anticipation that Halloween night of 1961. Lets test it out on Miss Boaz. Yogi had hollowed out an averagesized pumpkin, and he was raring to go. I started to protest. Mrs. Boaz was our nearest neighbor. If it somehow got back to my Daddy that we had crossed the line with a next door friend, hed kill me graveyard dead or worse. At a younger age, I would have just walked away in search of some easy candy. Older, I certainly would have stood up for my neighbor against such a hairbrained scheme. At 14, I was trying so hard to t in, to be one of the guys. And, I must admit, blowing up pumpkins wasnt much fun if you couldnt share it with some unsuspecting soul. Squeaky knocked on the door. Yogi waited a long second and rolled the loaded pumpkin up the sidewalk toward the front steps. We were racing across the street for some evergreen bushes when the thing went off. We turned in time to see the porch light come on and Mrs. Boaz step out. Its a scene still frozen in time. Halloween night, the eerie gloaming from the 60-watt bulb, the innocent bystander looking toward the skies as for an explanation and tiny shards of pumpkin meat, rind and seed seemingly suspended in mid air. As soon as the coast was clear, we broke and ran for the pumpkins scattered in Mr. Brooks back eld. We were laughing so hard I couldnt catch my breath. The thrill of victory already had clouded my judgment. How many cherry bombs do we have? Squeaky was counting on a memorable night. We each borrowed a pumpkin from the expansive patch and started for town, scraping out the insides as we went. The town square sh pond was the next victim, and we didnt have to run. We just moved behind the World War I cannon and watched the water rise in the air. If the giant goldsh were startled at all, they didnt let on. We rolled two pumpkins at once down the slight incline of Broadway Street. One explosion went off in front of Tri-County Electric, the other made it all the way to the Ben Franklin Store. The town was closed for Halloween night so we werent drawing much of a crowd. Jerry thought of the haunted house. The Jaycees had put up a giant tent across from city hall, built rooms out of cardboard walls, blackened all the lights and lled it with horror items and traps and missteps around every bend. We rolled lighted up pumpkins under three sides of that house. Youve never heard such screaming and yelling. It was like Nightmare on Elm Street 20 years before the movie came out. Men, women, boys and girls led out of that place with pumpkin innards plastered to their skirts, jeans, tennis shoes and hair. Yogi, Ricky, Squeaky, Jerry, Billy B. and I were the most innocent bystanders ever seen in those parts. A quick trip back to Mr. Brooks eld to reload and we were sneaking into the side door to the high school auditorium. We were guring on a simultaneous attack on the shing booth, the bag bean toss and the cake walk. We were lighting up just as night patrolman Jim Dick Crews was easing in to take his chance at winning Mrs. Crawfords seven-layer coconut cake. He nabbed Yogi and Jerry with the lit match in their hands. The guilty accomplices were caught pumpkin handed. At least we got a free ride back to town. We didnt count on the angry Jaycees. Mrs. Boaz, bless her heart, forgave us with a laugh. The folks at TriCounty Electric werent so charitable about their broken window. We never got a report from the sh. I wish Jim Dick would have locked us up; he called our parents instead. The treating was over. The tricking was just beginning. Happy Halloween, 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 CRANKS A5

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9454 HWY 98 BEACON HILL AT T H E MEXICO BEAC H C ITY L I M ITS (850) 647-8310 MEXICO BEAC H C ITY L I M ITS (850) 647-8310 9454 HWY 98 BEACON HILL AT T H E GREAT SELECTION OF ALL YOUR F AVORITE BEER, WINE & SPIRIT S KARAO K E & DJ IN THE CROWS N EST KARAO K E CONTEST E VERY T HURS D AY R EGISTRATION AT 9 S TARTS AT 9:30 ~ O N THE POO P DE CK ~ BRIAN BOWEN OC T 25TH COME E N J OY S UNSETS ON THE NEW POO P DE CK R AN D Y S TAR K WITH A RT LONG ON S AX 2 FOR 1 ALL D A Y A N D N IGHT E ntertainment by E veryones F avorite Send your letters to : LETTERS TO THE EDITOR P.O. Box 308 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 Fax: 850-227-7212 Email: tcroft@star .com Comments from our readers in the form of letters to the editor or a guest column are solicited and encouraged. A newspapers editorial page should be a forum where differing ideas and opinions are exchanged. All letters and guest columns must be signed and should include the address and phone number of the author. The street address and phone number are for veri cation and will not be published. Letters must be in good taste and The Star reserves the right to edit letters for correctness and style. S HARE YOUR OPINIONS CRANKS from page A4 with a cartoon of an older fellow working on a beat up old truck. The truck was obviously falling apart. The words on the front said, As we get older, were a lot like vintage cars When I opened it, I read the punch line printed in the card. It said something about maintenance costs getting higher and parts being harder to nd. What did Mama write on the card? The rst time I read it, I was disappointed. No I love you, no advice on life and no heaping praise telling me how wonderful I was. Then I read it again. My eyes lled up and my nose dripped. It was exactly what I needed. The most beautiful word from the most wonderful woman who spent her life telling me and my brothers how great we were and how we could do anything we wanted to do. She had written only one word. The rst two letters were printed; the second two letters were in cursive. She simply signed the card, Mama. For with that one word, I have it all. I have every memory, every word of encouragement and all the love I could ever ask for. Find more stories at www. CranksMyTractor.com. For senior citizens, the most important decision you will make this fall comes in the form of choosing the most appropriate Medicare coverage options for next year. Medicares 2013 open enrollment period runs through Dec. 7. For most current enrollees, thats the only time to make coverage changes for the coming calendar year (exceptions are made if you later move outside your plans service area, qualify for nancial assistance or a few other situations). Several changes to Medicare take effect in 2013, including: Medicare Part D participants who reach the so-called doughnut hole coverage gap will begin receiving a 52.5 percent discount on brand-name prescription drugs and a 21 percent discount on generics, compared to 2012s 50/14 percent rates. Medicare will begin covering additional preventive and screening services, including assessments and counseling for depression, alcohol misuse, cardiovascular disease and obesity. A redesigned Medicare Summary Notice, which explains what your doctor/ provider billed for, the Medicare-approved amount, what Medicare paid, and what you must pay. Medicare also recently overhauled its website (www.medicare. gov), adding many new features and simplifying the language and site navigation. For example: The homepage now provides direct links for common tasks like applying for Medicare, changing plans, calculating costs, researching what different plans cover and more. Search for whether a speci c test, item or service is covered under Original Medicare (Parts A and B). Quick links to replace a lost Medicare card, nd a Medicare Advantage (Part C) or prescription drug plan (Part D). Find doctors and other health professionals, nursing homes, hospitals, home health services and health/drug plans, and make side-by-side comparisons of costs and care provided. It can be accessed on mobile devices like tablets and smartphones, so you can seek information anywhere, anytime. Brie y, Medicare provides health care bene ts to people age 65 and older and those under 65 with certain disabilities or end-stage renal disease. For most people, the initial enrollment period is the seven-month period that begins three months before the month they turn 65. If you miss that window, you may enroll for the rst time between January 1 and March 31 each year, although your coverage wont begin until July 1. To apply for Medicare online, visit www.ssa. gov/medicareonly. Medicare plans and coverage options include: Part A helps cover inpatient hospital, skilled nursing facility, hospice and home health care services. Part B helps cover doctors services, outpatient care and some preventive services. Its optional and has a monthly premium. Part C (Medicare Advantage) offers plans run by Medicare-approved private insurers as alternatives to Original Medicare. Most cover prescription drugs and some include extra bene ts at additional cost. Youre usually required to use the plans provider network. Part D helps cover the cost of prescription drugs. Its optional and carries a monthly premium. These privately run plans vary widely in terms of cost, copayments and deductibles and medications covered. Some people also purchase additional Medigap (Medicare Supplemental) insurance offered by private insurers. It follows strict government coverage guidelines and helps pay for many items not covered by Medicare, including deductibles, copayments and coinsurance. Understanding and choosing the right Medicare options can be complicated and time-consuming. For assistance, call 800-633-4227 or read Medicare & You, a highly detailed guide that explains Medicare in easy-to-understand language; its found at www.medicare.gov. Jason Alderman directs Visas nancial education programs. To Follow Jason Alderman on Twitter: www.twitter. com/PracticalMoney. Gulf County politics Dear Editor: Many Letters to Editor during the past few months have expressed concern about the inept, incoherent and sometimes incomprehensible public policies and political activities in Gulf County, culminating with Katherine Shimonis We breathe water. A partial explanation to those questions is contained in my email to Barry Sellers, executive director, Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Sellers: I am withdrawing from the Gulf County Chamber of Commerce and request a refund of Retracs membership fees. It is obvious that our membership is incompatible with established Chamber modus operandi. David Warriner, the host of Gulf County Chambers Networking at Noon, scheduled Oct. 24 at the Thirsty Goat, cancelled me as the scheduled speaker. He felt that my presentation, Business owners are citizens, too! a discussion of how Chamber members can protect their businesses from commercial predators, nancial manipulators or autocratic banking services, using the U.S. Constitution, was, Too Controversial. The U.S. Constitution is too controversial to discuss at a social gathering of Gulf County Chamber of Commerce members? WOW! I did not realize that the protocol for Gulf County residency required surrendering ones U.S. citizenship. I cant do that. I took an Oath. I would suggest that the Gulf County Chamber should include on its web site a disclaimer that membership in the Chamber may not be appropriate for U.S. military veterans. Participating in the Chambers policies and practices can violate their Military Oath, unless their Oath expired when they left military service. However, for the U.S. Military Of cer Corps, membership in the Gulf County Chamber is absolutely inappropriate. The Oath of Commission sworn to by U.S. military of cers -never expires -and states that they will support, protect, and defend the U.S. Constitution and disobey any Order that violates the US Constitution. For those of us who volunteered for combat, and its consequences, the imprint of our Oath is indelible. The dire economic situation of Gulf County is mostly a result of selfin icted wounds, most of which can be attributed to local politicians, local business interests, and residents ignoring the U.S. Constitution and the protections it affords U.S. citizens. The situation is exacerbated by kowtowing to the rear-viewmirror-views of the good old boys -whoever they may be. The good old boys (GOBs) sounds like a motorcycle club comprised of senior citizens who are suffering from mild dementia. Florida receives the highest annual federal spending of any state in the U.S. at $30,000 per person, per year. However, Gulf Countys per person, per years income is only $17,000. Ignoring the U.S. Constitution and allowing the GOBs to manipulate Gulf Countys public and private sectors procedures and processes -may cost each Gulf County resident $13,000 per year. How many members in your family? Multiply that number by $13,000 and that is what Kowtowing to the GOBs can be costing you each and every year. Gulf County residents can increase the average annual income per person, per year anytime they would like -to take appropriate action. Getting the local public of cials to start conforming and complying with the U.S. Constitution is relatively easy, simple, free and can happen at any time. Public of cials and public employees take Oaths of Loyalty and Oaths of Of ce. Their Oaths require them to support, protect and defend the U.S. Constitution as a condition of their employment. Under Florida Statute, violating either Oath can get them immediately removed from their position. No voting is required, no trial, no hearing, and no cost. An ad hoc adjudicator reviews a complaint and makes a decision. Getting members of the business community to stop kowtowing to the GOBs may be more dif cult. Old habits are hard to break. The only salvation for Gulf County may be for GOBs to get plexiglass stomachs so they can see the road ahead, expand their vision and perhaps begin to incorporate Gulf Countys best interests with their own immediate self-interests. I am working on that. If you know the initials of any of the GOBs, please send them to me at jcomer@retrac.com so I can individualize each members plexiglass stomach with the members initials. Again, Mr. Sellers, I would like a refund of the membership fees for Retrac. Retracs further participation in the Chambers affairs in Gulf County is obviously inappropriate. Thank you. Cura Communis. John John M. Comer Port St. Joe Facts about gun rights Dear Editor: I received an NRA mailing today about gun rights. The mailing endorses the reelection of Steve Southerland and intimates that the Obama administration is anti-gun. So here are the facts concerning that false supposition: In February 2009, Outdoor Life received a letter from a hunter worried about how President Obama would address 2nd Amendment gun rights if another mass shooting would occur. Not sure which shooting he was referring to. Are we law abiding sportsmen going to have to pay the price for another problem? President Obamas response written on White House stationary was short and resolute. I believe in the 2nd Amendment and the rights of sportsmen like you. Period. Sincerely Barack Obama President Barack Obama believes the Second Amendment creates an individual right, and he respects the constitutional rights of Americans to bear arms. He will protect the rights of hunters and other law-abiding Americans to purchase, own, transport and use guns. Ted Kennedys bill had nothing to do with hunting ammo. The bill sought to ban protective body armor piercing ammo. I have not seen any deer roaming around wearing body armor and Im sure law enforcement is not in favor of bad guys having such ammo. Maybe Sheriff Nugent would care to comment on that. President Obama signed a bill allowing loaded rearms in most national parks. As a US Senator Obama has not pushed for a 5-mile limit on gun shops and it is not part of his presidential campaign. Obama has made no statement for a Second Amendment test for his Judicial appointees. The Obama administration has agreed to talk about writing a UN treaty to regulate arms imports and exports which in no way bans their possession. Most of this stuff is put out by the NRA which receives a great deal of its funding from gun and ammo manufacturers. Some folks believe it and run out and buy another couple thousand rounds of ammo and maybe another assault ri e, more pro ts for the manufacturers who send another big check to the NRA. All this false or misleading information can be dismissed by going to Politifact or Factcheck. For those of us who remember the TV series Dragnet, an often stated line by SGT. Joe Friday (Jack Webb), was The facts maam, just the facts. Am I a gun owner? You bet your bullets! Tom Knoche Port St. Joe JASON ALDERMAN Get ready for Medicare open enrollment Opinion The Star| A5 Thursday, October 25, 2012 Letters

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Local A6 | The Star Thursday, October 25, 2012 This means you. THE FLU ENDS WITH U (Pd.Pol.Ad.) www.VoteMitchBurke.com 850-227-5702 Mitch Your vote makes a difference and is the greatest support you can give. I humbly ask for your vote on November 6th. A VOTE FOR MI T CH BU R K E I S A VOTE FOR E XP ER I E NC E IN THE FIELD ... from years of experience in the Property Appraisers ofce in one of the largest counties in Central Florida to managing and valuing land assets of thousands of acres for one of the largest private landholders in Florida, MITCH HAS TH E E XP E RI E NC E IN THE OFFICE ... from managing a staff as large as 45 personnel, to budgeting and long term planning, MITCH HAS TH E E XP E RI E NC E IN THE PUBLIC ... from public meetings and workshops, to boardroom presentations, MITCH HAS TH E E XP E RI E NC E EDUCATION AND B ACKGROUND ... from a B. S. Degree in Economics from Florida A&M University to extensive courses in property valuation and assessment administration... to over 25 years of working in both public and private sectors, MITCH HAS TH E E XP E RI E NC E I had the privilege of working with Mitch in the Seminole County Property Appraisers Ofce. I know that Mitch is a professional, who has the experience, knowledge and integrity to run the Gulf County Property Appraisers Ofce with great skill for the citizens of Gulf County. Mitch can hit the ground running if he is elected! I am proud and honored to endorse Mitch Burke for Gulf County Property Appraiser. David Johnson, CFA Seminole County Property Appraiser The RIGHT PERSON, at the RIGHT TIME, for the RIGHT REASON. Its time! PLEASE COME JOIN US FOR Christmas Open House SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2012 10 OCLOCK UNTIL 5 OCLOCK EST LOTS OF PRIZES AND IN-HOUSE SPECIALS SERVING LUNCH FROM 12 TILL 2PM EST C o m e H e l p U s K i c k O f f t h e H o l i d a y S e a s o n 328 Reid Ave., Port St. Joe, FL 850-227-1950 PLEASE COME JOIN US FOR Christmas Open House 15% OFF ALL CHRISTMAS ITEMS! SERVING LUNCH FROM 12 TILL 2PM EST *EXCLUDES WILLOW TREE ITEMS 1107851 FOR A BETTER GUL F COUNTY COMMISSIONER GUL F COUNTY DISTRICT 1 I WANT TO GO TO WORK F OR YOU! POLITICAL ADVERTISEMENT P AID FOR AND A PP ROVED BY KENNY P EAK, RE P UBLICAN FOR COUNTY COMMISSIONER DISTRICT 1 (Pd.Pol. A d.) I W I LL WORK TO CREATE JOBS S TOP WASTEFUL SPEND I NG LI FE-LONG RES I DENT OF G ULF C OUNTY A S THE O WNER / O PERATOR OF C ARPET C OUNTRY F OR OVER 25 YEARS, I HAVE THE EXPER I ENCE AND LEADERSH I P NEEDED TO REPRESENT G ULF C OUNTY W I TH A PLAN FOR SMART ECONOM I CAL GROWTH F OR GENERATIONS TO COME! Gun Show October 27th & 28th Panama City Panama City Fairgrounds Fairgrounds 2086094 Sat 9 -5 Sun 10-4 C o n c e a l e d W e a p o n s C l a s s S a t / S u n 1 1 a m o r 2 p m Floridagunshows.com FREE PARKING CHRISTMAS AT THE CREEK CRAFT FAIR SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2012 WETAPPO CREEK VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT 6 MILES WEST OF WEWAHITCHKA ON HIGHWAY 22 DOWN KEMP CEMETERY ROAD By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com With the holidays nearly upon us, the need for volunteers grows. Following is a rundown of volunteer opportunities to allow folks to invest in the community. Contact the Gulf County Chamber of Commerce, Trish Petrie at Turtle Beach Inn or Tim Croft at tcroft@ star .com to provide additional opportunities. Goodwill Career Training Center needs volunteers to tutor or mentor. Many participants at the center need help completing their GED, including language, writing, mathematics and computer skills. Call Tandra Burns at 229-1273. Volunteer to teach a Junior Achievement class at the fth-, eighthor high school-level, and help teach students real life skills. Junior Achievement teaches children about running businesses, managing money and preparing to get a job. All of our classes are taught by volunteers from the community. Whether you are an employee, employer, retiree or stay-at-home parent, Junior Achievement values the life experiences you can share with the students while teaching. All volunteers are provided course kits that have everything you need to teach a class and training to help you feel more comfortable in the classroom. A class lasts 5-7 weeks, depending on the age group, and meets once each week, during the school day, for an hour. The amount of commitment time is 5-7 hours to teach the class, two hours for training and your preparation time, which varies from person to person. The classes are sponsored by individuals and businesses in the community, and by the Tapper Foundation and Port St. Joe Capacity Building Fund. There is no cost to the school or the volunteer. Junior Achievement is a non-pro t, educational organization dedicated to teaching students K-12. We provide 13 classes at the fth, eighth and high school levels in Port St. Joe, and six classes at the eighth and high school levels in Wewahitchka. For information, contact: Jackie Brooks at jabay@knology.net or call at 850-624-0524. Covenant Hospice is in need of volunteers in Gulf County. Covenant Hospice provides a special kind of caring for persons with life-limiting illnesses, their families and loved ones. We offer many volunteer opportunities for all ages, to t into any schedule. Volunteers receive free specialized training to provide companionship and support to patients and families, or to assist with fundraising, administrative support and community outreach. To become a part of our Covenant Hospice team, call Shelley Frazier, volunteer services manager at 850-785-3040. Training can be at your location. Abused and neglected children need a voice in court. There are several children without volunteer advocate representation in Gulf County. The 14th Circuit Guardian Ad Litem Program wants these children spoken for. Be a strong, dependable voice, appointed by the court, to support these children. Training classes available. Call 7475180 for more information and an application. Volunteers are needed to assist greeting guests and doing of ce duties at the St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge of ce in Apalachicola. Introduce visitors to displays and information about St. Vincent Island. Call 850653-8808 and ask for Charlotte if you can help on Mondays and/or Wednesdays. Volunteer opportunities abound

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Local The Star| A7 Thursday, October 25, 2012 (Pd.Pol.Ad.) BURKE PRO P PP Political advertisement paid for and approved by Mitch Burke, Republican for Property Appraiser Pd.Pol.Ad. E E 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. catered by Sunset Coastal Grill and its executive chef Ian Williams. Guests will enjoy a cash bar, masquerade contest (costumes for attendees is strictly optional) and there will be live music. There will be silent and live auctions (credit cards accepted) that will culminate with the drawing for a new iPad. (Tickets for the iPAd drawing are $10 or three for $25 and are available at various locations around Port St. Joe, the Bow Wow Beach Shop on Reid Avenue and at www.bowwowbash.org). The auctions will include items from local artist Jan Sapte, including a handcrafted fused-glass plate and handmade quilt featuring seabirds pictured here; a two-night stay at the Windsor Court Hotel, a 4-Diamond hotel in the French Quarter in New Orleans; a spa/ golf package at the Silverado Resort in Napa; a 10-person Mad Hatter Murder Mystery Dinner hosted by Jill and Mike Davis; and a number of other quality items that Christy has lined up. Prizes will also be awarded to the winners of the costume contests, including Best Couple, Best Man, Best Woman and Best Overall. Door prizes will be given throughout the event. All proceeds from this function are go to the Humane Society and its mission to help the animals of Gulf County. The Humane Society currently has 56 dogs and 29 cats at the shelter; 12 dogs training in the DAWGS in Prison program; and four dogs and six cats in foster care. The DAWGS in Prison program spearheaded by the Humane Society has saved more than 230 dogs, and provided life skills to even more inmates at the Gulf Forestry Camp over more than three years. The DAWGS in Prison program, a free spay and neuter program the Humane Society offers in Gulf County, outreach during SaltAir Farmers Markets and other events to increase animal adoptions, have come to fruition due to a dedicated staff and a small army of volunteers. We have very generous people who visit us and also very generous volunteers who live here, Christy said. None of this would be possible without them. But it is very dif cult to continue to do more with less. Our shelter is over ve years old and our costs are up. Hundreds of animals are abandoned every year in our area and money raised at events like the Bow Wow Bash helps us comfortably house and care for them while they are waiting for their forever homes. Tickets for the nighttime event are $30 each or $300 for a reserved table for 10 which includes a free drink ticket per person. All proceeds bene t the St. Joseph Bay Humane Society and the animals of Gulf County. Tickets are available at Bow Wow Beach Shop on Reid Ave. in Port Saint Joe or at St. Joseph Bay Humane Society on 10th Street in Port Saint Joe or by emailing: www.bowwowbash.org. For more information contact www. sjbhumanesociety.org or www.bowwow bash.org. The St. Joseph Bay Humane Society is a 501 (c) 3 nonpro t organization that serves all of Gulf County. BOW WOW BASH from page A1 around the world, Australia and Germany included, and also 13 golden tickets from the Gulf County Tourist Development Council that offered the recipient overseas a getaway to Gulf County upon discharge. By the end of the afternoon, nearly 1,200 boxes, averaging 10 pounds per box, or 12,000 pounds of love, had been packed and labeled for shipping, said Brenda Garth, founder and president of Semper Fi Sisters. We could have done more, we had addresses and labels, but we ran out of items to put in the boxes, Garth said. And that all happened in the course of three hours. Some of the boxes will be followed to their destination and The Star will follow them and report on their presentment to troops overseas. For Garth, the satisfaction outweighed the exhaustion of pulling off her fourth Beach Blast, which has grown from 12 women packing three dozen boxes to 80 women packing more than 1,000. I am tired, but I am thrilled, Garth said. Overall it went really well. We already have ladies registering for next year which is a good thing that they are even talking about it. Everybody had a great time. They loved it all. They were taken aback by the friendliness and welcoming from the people of the town. They had read about it, but they had to see it for themselves. They loved it and they loved all the people. SEMPER FI SISTERS from page A1

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Local A8 | The Star Thursday, October 25, 2012 (Pd.Pol.Ad.) Paid for by Joanna Bryan, Republican, for County Commission Dist. 3 I need your help and Im asking for your vote. It is a crucial time for our Country and for Gulf County. We face many chal lenges which will determine the future direction for us all. Gulf County clearly needs commissioners who will carefully consider the best of all potential solutions and make decisions based on what is best for the citizens of Gulf County. Our County is funded by your hard-earned tax dollars. The business of the County should be conducted professionally and eciently to help save your money. If elected, I pledge to: Promote responsible economic growth and job creation Cut unnecessary spending while safeguarding essential services and infrastructure Act in good faith and in the best interest of the citizens of Gulf County Be polite and respectful to all who come before the commission Maintain open communication with individuals and businesses It is time for our County government to work together for a better future for Gulf County. dbutler@coastalcoverage.com Locally owned and operated Home Business Auto Health Workers Comp 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 COLLINS CONSTRU C TION OF ST. GEOR G E I S LAND, INC & S EWA G E TREATMENT S ERV I CE S O VER 30 YEARS EXPERIEN C E OUR S ERV I CE S I NCLUDE: AFTER HOURS & EMERGEN C Y SERVI C E PROVIDED 850.670.5790 MA I NTENANCE@JCOLL I N S CON S TRUCT I ON.COM Auction, golf tourney to honor vets Special to The Star The St. Joseph Bay Golf Club will host a silent auction and golf tournament to bene t the Camp Gordon Johnston WWII Museum Nov. 9-10. As part of a full weekend event, a reception will be at 6 p.m. ET Nov. 9 with hors doeuves, and beer and wine, for a $10 entry fee. A cash bar for spirits also will be available, and live music by George Boyer & Cletus Heaps. A silent auction will take place with auction items including items such as limitededition prints of historic military and cultural events, and area hotel stays. Some of the items can be seen at CampGordonJohnston. com or stjoebaygolf.com. A bene t golf tournament will then be Nov. 10 with proceeds to support the Camp Gordon Johnston WWII Museum and the St. Joseph Bay Golf Club. The club is open to the public and the tournament will be a four-player, scramble format, kicking off at 12:30 p.m. ET with a short ceremony to honor Americas veterans and a 1 p.m. shotgun start. A meal and awards ceremony will follow. Cash prizes for the tournament include $400 to the rst-place team, $350 for second place and $200 for third place. A Hole-In-One Challenge will offer a $10,000 cash prize. The Camp Gordon Johnston WWII Museum has been honored by Smithsonian Magazine for six straight years and is dedicated to preserving the memories of the amphibious soldiers who trained at the camp, which is in Carrabelle. The museum houses over 10,000 square feet of artifacts, vehicles, photos, memorabilia and memories of the soldiers, sailors and other military, as well as civilian, personnel who trained at the camp during the WWII years. Hole sponsorships are available and tournament registration information can be found at www. stjoebaygolf.com or by calling 2271751. Special Lodging Packages are available starting at $69.99/ single, $89.99/double. Call the Mainstay Suites at 229-6246 for a reservation. The event is being supported by the Gulf County Tourist Development Council. THE PORT ST. JOE STAR FIND US ON FACEBOOK @ PSJ_Star FOLLOW US ON TWITTER

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Local The Star| A9 Thursday, October 25, 2012 We could have paved one time at the end of the project and been within the parameters of the contract, Hathaway said. Hathaway said that cost was a critical issue that paving contractor C.W. Roberts would charge based on the number of jobs crews would be working on a certain date or a week. The fewer the projects, the more costly. Therefore, Hathaway said, the contractor was waiting until patch projects build up in inventory to call in Roberts Contractors. The amount of rain early in the project was also a mitigating factor as far as pace, Hathaway added. He said another contractor was not the solution. (Roberts is) worth the money and time to wait on them, Hathaway said. The problems, as noted in earlier meetings by Buzzett, have been particularly prevalent along Garrison Avenue and areas of Bird Alley and Bellamy Circle, which had been on a list of projects for more than two months, but were still not completed. But Hathaway said that C.W. Roberts had been out in the city the week prior and completed 11 patch projects and would be completing a list of another 14 patch projects last week. Hathaway said as long as the weather cooperated, the patches currently in need of completion should be nished by the rst of this week. Buzzett said as long as that work was completed, he would not offer his motion to stop payments to IC Contractors until the patchwork issue was resolved. But he made clear he hoped commissioners would join him in tweaking the process for the next phase of the project. We are going to make some changes, you can count on that, Buzzett said. The rst would be to follow the path suggested by Hathaway and bid out the patch projects separately or as part of the full scope of work for the replacement of water distribution lines. Commissioners also discussed directional boring for the lines instead of cutting pavement. Commissioner Bill Kennedy said that the less the pavement is bothered, particularly at intersections, the more stable it remains. Kennedy said the pros of directional boring would depend on the size of the line and the citys knowledge of what infrastructure was already in the ground where work was being performed. As long as we know where our stuff is I would strongly suggest we consider boring on this next phase, Buzzett said. As for the rst phase, work continues along Seventh and Eighth Streets, Woodward Avenue south and McClellan south of Tenth Street. The city received a positive on phase two of the project. The State Revolving Fund noti ed city of cials that it was eligible for $1.845 million, $1 million of the loan will be forgiven, in additional nancing. Through phase two, the city will have tapped the State Revolving Fund for just over $4.3 million. The city should know next month whether a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) will be forthcoming to address the water distribution lines in the neighborhood known as North Port St. Joe. The city scored high on the application and it is expected it will receive the grant. That grant would lessen the scope of the second phase of the project. (Pd.Pol.Ad.) FUN FOR ALL AGES! WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31 6PM TILL THE CANDY RUNS OUT REID AVE FROM 1ST ST. TO HWY 71 FUN FOR ALL AGES! Costume contest w/ 5 age g roups and p r i z es After the Contest, the Fire Whistle will b l o w and T r i c k-orT reating begins P a r ticipating merchants on Reid A v e will be dist r i b uting candy Fishing Booth sponsored b y F ai r point Media Candy T oss Game sponsored b y PSJ J unior Se r vice League Hot Dog s Chili and Candy @ F amily Li v e Church T empo r a r y T attoos and Candy from Kaotic Ink FREE 5x7 photo of children in costumes from CVS Pha r macy Car Show DUE T O THE O VE R WHELMING SUCCESS OF THIS EVEN T WE ASK EVE R Y ONE T O PLEASE D R OP OFF A B A G OF CAN D Y A T ONE OF Y OUR F A V ORITE MERCHANTS OR T O B O YER SIGNS We love u Why-Not and were cheering for you! LOL Dell, Kerigan, Christian, Katie, Eleanor Vote for our G.M. for S.O.E. (Pd.Pol.Ad.) WORK from page A1 During a four-ball tournament at the St. Joe Golf Club a few years back, the team Aguras played on consistently used his drives for their second shot as Aguras outdrove, both in distance and accuracy, his much younger teammates. He was truly a friend to all, and a stranger to none, giving almost everyone he knew some kind of nickname, Ramsey said. CRASH from page A1

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Local A10 | The Star Thursday, October 25, 2012 This means you. THE FLU ENDS WITH U Shots will be available October 26 th from 9-6 and October 27 th from 9-1 North Florida Child Development, Inc. NOW ACCEPTI N G APPLICATIO N S FOR: Expectant Mothers Program Birth to Five Educational Programs YOU WILL NEED: To enroll your child, please contact our Family Case Manager South Gulf County 153 Redsh Street, Port St. Joe, FL 32456 (850) 229-6415 Kathy Krum FCM, Ext. 10 Sherry Bolden FCM, Ext. 18 a two-day event to honor camp gordon johnston world war ii museum Info & Registration at www.campgordonjohnstongolf.com or by calling 850-227-1751 Saturday, Nov 10, 2012 Ceremony begins eastern Shotgun Start eastern 4-player, scramble format; $60 per player Meal & Awards Ceremony to follow $400: First Place team $350: Second Place team $200: Third Place team Hole-in-One Challenge: Cash prizes include: ST. JOSEPH BAY GOLF CLUB, PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA GOLF TOURNA MENT CAMP GORDON JOHN STON Friday, Nov 9, 2012 eastern Silent Auction and Hors Doeuvres Reception with cash bar at St. Joseph Bay Golf Club Clubhouse. Cost of admittance $10.00 (includes beer & wine) Some auction items can be viewed at www.campgordonjohnston.com/golf.htm A Salute to Ameri ca s Veterans If you think bean sprouts are used only in Chinese cooking, it may surprise you to nd out how adaptable they are for a wide range of dishes, including salads, coups, breads and casseroles. There isnt just one kind of bean sprout. In this article I will talk about the various beans commonly used for sprouting. I suppose the best place to begin the story of bean sprouts is to describe exactly what they are. My information on this topic was provided by Emeritus Extension Specialist Jim Stephens, of the University of Floridas Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. A bean sprout is a germinated bean seed. If the conditions are right, and development isnt interrupted, a sprout will eventually become a new plant. But, if you want to obtain sprouts for eating, you treat the seeds quite differently than you would for planting. To produce sprouts, the seeds are only allowed to develop for a few days, in a warm, dark, humid location. Then, this development is stopped by placing the sprout in a refrigerator. The sprouts should be eaten within three to ve days after germination. Several kinds of bean seeds are used for sprouting. Probably the rst one we think of is the Mung bean, which are small brown seeds, which grow in three to four inch blackish pods. As the name implies, these are produced on the Mung bean plant, which is one to two feet tall. Mung beans are not well adapted to Floridas humid climate. But, if you want to try growing these plants, give them about the same care as ordinary bush-type green beans. The only difference is that the pods should be allowed to mature and dry on the bushes, before the Mung beans are harvested for sprouting. Fortunately, you dont have to grow your own Mung beans to have homegrown sprouts of this variety. More than 23,000,000 pounds of Mung beans are produced each year in the southwestern United States. These beans are readily available at most natural food stores and some supermarkets. When buying the beans for sprouting, remember that one pound of beans will yield about six pounds of sprouts. Another bean commonly used for sprouting is the soybean. Even though the soybean is primarily a eld crop in this county grown for animal feed, forage and oil, it is gaining recognition as a valuable and nutritious food for humans. However, the plant varieties suitable for use as vegetables are different from those used for eld crops. In Florida, the Verde (ver-day), Disoy (Die-soy) Bansei (Bahn-zie) and green giant soybean varieties produce good green crops and many seed pods. However, the pods of these plants must be harvested when the beans are in the mature green stage, rather than being left in the eld to dry on the vine, like eld type soybeans. Actually, soybeans grown in home gardens should be used as fresh vegetable. If you want to try germinating soybean sprouts, you should buy the dried beans, sold specically for that purpose. A number of other seeds and grains also are used to produce sprouts. These include alfalfa, wheat, ax, lentils, chick peas and sunowers. You have a large variety from which to choose. It really isnt difcult to produce your own delicious bean sprouts to add a tasty touch to meals. For more information on beans for sprouting contact the Gulf County Extension Service @ 639-3200, 229-2909 or visit our website: http://gulf.ifas.u.edu. Sprouts, a versatile addition in food, come in wide variety A bean sprout is a germinated bean seed. If the conditions are right, and development isnt interrupted, a sprout will eventually become a new plant. But, if you want to obtain sprouts for eating, you treat the seeds quite differently than you would for planting. ROY LEE CAR TER County extension director T H E P O R T S T J OE S TA RFIND U S ON FACEBOOK @ PSJ_StarFO LL OW U S ON T WI TT E R

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Local A12 | The Star Thursday, October 25, 2012 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 0,0 00 $5 00 0, 000 GO AL MONDAY: Fried Catsh D inner with two side items: $9.95 Fried Catsh Sandwich with one side: $5.99 TUE S DAY & WEDNE S DAY: CLO S ED THUR S DAY: Shrimp D inner with two side items: $10.95 Shrimp PoBoy with one side: $7.95 FRIDAY: Fried Mullet D inner with Fries & Coleslaw: $9.95 H amburger with Fries $ 5.95 SA T URDAY: CO M E W A TC H T HE GA M E S W I T H U S $2.00 L ongnecks: Bud Light, Budweiser, Miller Lite, Coors Light 10 wings 7.99, 20 wings 15.99, Fried G reen Beans 6.99. SUNDAY: Buy one E ntre at R egular price get 2nd E ntre at Price. **of equal or lesser value** H A PP Y H OUR E VERYDAY 4 P.M. T O 6 P.M. $1.50 BUD L IGH T & MILLER L I T E D RA FT $2.50 WELL D RINK S $3.00 H OU S E WINE. IC E COLD O Y ST ER S ON T HE H AL F SHELL, FRIED, BAKED OR S T EA M ED. *Shark card discounts do not apply to daily specials* OP EN D AILY N OON T ILL 9 P.M. SEA F OOD MARKE T & PA C KAGE S T ORE OP EN 7 D AY S A W EEK 11 A .M. T ILL 7 P.M. 2413 S R 30 A SI MM ON S BAYOU JU ST 6 M ILE S E O F PSJ DAILY SPECIAL S : CHECK OUT OUR NEW FALL INVENTORY Your Full Service Wedding and Event Florist Your Full Service Wedding and Event Florist Your Full Service Wedding and Event Florist Over 35 Years Experience. 208 Reid Avenue, Downtown Port St. Joe 850.229.1111 www.BaysideFloristPSJ.com TANNING, WAXING, EAR PI E RCING, F E A T H E RS, FASHION EX TE NSIONS & U P DOS. NO W O FFE RING Manis & Pedis! N o A ppointment N ecessary Walk-ins Welcome CO ME T O T H E FALL F E S T IVAL A T DU R E NS PIGGLY WIGGLY, S aturday O ctober 27 th STOP BY AND GET FR EE COLO R GEL IN YOU R HAI R ** G LO W IN T H E D ARK N AIL POLISH** ** C ANDY** With Mani/Pedi Combo EXPIRES: 11/14/12 Gulf County Sheriff Arrest Log The Gulf County Sheriffs Of ce will be conducting vehicle safety checkpoints and DUI check points during the month of October 2012. The check points will be held throughout the county to include Highway 98 near St. Joe Beach, Highway 98 and Garrison Ave, C-30 Simmons Bayou, Highway 71 North of White City, Highway 22 and Highway 22A, Highway 71 and Westarm Creek, Highway 71 Dalkeith Area and Highway 71 near the Calhoun line. On 10/14/2012 deputies responded to a 911 call concerning a vehicle coming from Franklin County running people off the road. The vehicle was located stopped alongside of U.S. 98. The driver of the vehicle Joelle Kissana Bryant, 34, was charged with DUI, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana; the passenger Matthew Ryan Kothe, 20, was charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. On 10/15/2012 Paul Lee Potts, 46, was arrested on a violation of probation warrant; the original charge was burglary of a structure. On 10/15/2012 Chad Edward Medley was arrested on warrants for possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. On 10/11/2012 Anthony Thomas Hysmith, 29, was arrested on warrants for grand theft; it is alleged that he stole a boat motor and weed eater from his grandfather and sold them to a man on Redbull Island. On 10/17/2012 Samantha Lynn Smith, 25, was arrested on a violation of probation warrant; the original charge was driving on a suspended license. On 10/18/2012 Christy Renee Smith, 32, was arrested on a violation of probation warrant; the original charge was possession of a controlled substance. On 10/18/2012 Thomas Brian Laurimore, 44, was arrested on a violation of probation warrant; the original charge was felony battery. On 10/29/2012 Richard Lee Mulliniax, 60, was arrested on a warrant for aggravated battery; it is alleged that he cut an individual on the arm during a ght. On 10/19/2012 Gary Allen Roberts was arrested on a warrant for violation of pretrial release; it is alleged he violated by being arrested on new charges. On 10/21/2012 Curt Larson Johnson, 29, was arrested on a violation of probation warrant; the original charge was felony driving with a suspended license. Port St Joe Police Department Benjamin Kevin Lewis, 40, arrested for DWLSR. Contirlla Chambers, 24, arrested for Grand Theft. Linda Louis Coney, 62, arrested for Grand Theft Alvin Chamber, 45, arrested for Violation of Conditional Release Brandy Leigh Pyne, 29, arrested for Violation of Probation. Arrest REPORT Star Staff Report The St. Joseph Bay Golf Club will host the third annual Christmas Bazaar and Jingle Bell Golf Tournament on Dec. 7-8. The bazaar will take place from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET on Dec. 7 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET on Dec. 8. Among the items offered will be jewelry, pottery, glass items, hand-stitched items, specialty breads, jams and jellies, hand-dyed clothing, notes/cards, holiday decorations and more. The vendors table fees go to the Children Christmas Wishes Program of the Gulf County Sheriffs Of ce. The Golf Club will be the drop-off site for new toys and money donations to help the Christmas Wishes program be a success. The Golf Club will have light breakfast items and lunches available each day. The Jingle Bell Golf Tournament starts at noon ET on Dec. 8. will be individual play with handicap from your normal tee. This is to be a fun golf tournament with lots of extra Santa prizes. Entry fee is $45 for members and $55 for non-members. There is a $10 discount on the entry fee for any golfer bringing a new toy. Prize money will be $200 for rst place, $100 for second and $50 for third place, based on a minimum of 28 players. For more information on the Bazaar, call Barb Van Treese and for the Jingle Bell Golf Tournament, call St. Joseph Bay Golf Club at 227-1751. Club to hold Christmas Bazaar, Jingle Bell Golf Tournament

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Local The Star| A13 Thursday, October 25, 2012 (Pd.Pol.Ad.) (Pd.Pol.Ad.) Political advertisement paid for and approved by Mike Harrison, Republican for Sheri I would appreciate your vote on November 6th and I will be honored to serve as your Sheri. www.HarrisonForSheri.com | 850-227-8706 Thank you for your support and May God bless you. 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The exam includes a prescription for eye glasses and tests for Glaucoma, Cataracts and other eye diseases FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT CALL: 850-763-6666 ELIGIBILITY: U.S. Citizens living in the Florida Panhandle, 59 years and older, not presently under our care. Coupon Expires: 10-31-12 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 By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com Kenny Wood told Port St. Joe commissioners last week that a maintenance program for the citys new water plant is moving ahead, with more areas at the plant to be more closely inspected. Wood, hired by the city as a consultant to the water plant maintenance earlier this year in the wake of ongoing problems at the $21 million facility, said training continues for maintenance personnel at the same time some faulty equipment namely a vertical pump was being xed. Larry McClamma said earlier in the meeting that work on repairs to ltration membranes at the plant, a point of contention with the construction and design contractors, also was near completion, likely by the end of the week. Wood said he and water plant staff are developing a weekly inspection protocol to ensure minor problems are found before they become major. To enhance equipment life, a quarterly lubrication schedule also was being crafted. He said working with the staff he is tweaking operating procedures involving equipment, but design and operational issues at the plant remain. On the design side, he noted two minor, but potentially major, issues lights installed 25-30 feet in the air without easy access and fans that also are af xed in spots where existing plant personnel and equipment does not allow for easy change should the fan falter. Overall it is a welldesigned system, Wood said. But there are areas that need to be looked at. RESTORE proposal Commissioners again heard of a resolution, championed by the city of Apalachicola, that would urge for more input from municipalities in the spending of BP ne money that comes to counties under the RESTORE Act. Commissioners took no formal action, but the discussion indicated little interest. The Florida League of Cities has not taken a position on the resolution, which to date has several area cities signed on with more considering the resolution, and commissioners brie y discussed the state of the countys RESTORE committee and recent machinations on the federal level. Speci cally, a possible decision by the Department of Justice to assess nes under the Natural Resources Damage Assessment, changing how the nes would be paid and rendering the RESTORE Act all but moot. Commissioners also wondered whether the counties would ever see the tens of millions some local leaders have projected would be coming to Gulf County. We should consider whether we want to adopt a resolution as a city or whether that is whistling in the graveyard, Mayor Mel Magidson said. With all that money, I think when it is all said and done either the state or federal government will take control of it. Cape San Blas Lighthouse If there is a silver lining to the erosion issue around the Cape San Blas Lighthouse it would be the impact of moving the merchandise from the gift shop to the historic Maddox House. During a recent inspection by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, which administers the Florida Communities Trust grant program under which the house and property were purchased, concern was raised that the house had been vacant since 2009. The property, an inspection report said, was in need of overall upkeep, which ts nicely with the move of the Cape San Blas Lighthouse Gift Shop merchandise to the Maddox House. The Florida Communities Trust thought we needed to get somebody in to the Maddox House so we are glad to nd a suitable tenant, City Clerk Charlotte Pierce said. The move was necessitated as the U.S. Air Force began the process last week of cutting trees in anticipation of moving the two keepers quarters and oil house on the property back about 130 feet from the shoreline. That will buy time for the fundraising campaign sponsored by the St. Joseph Historical Society to raise the funds to move the lighthouse. The Historical Society has raised roughly $80,000 toward the expected $300,000-plus cost to move lighthouse to a bayfront park in Port St. Joe. Those dollars include a contribution by the Port St. Joe Redevelopment Agency toward planning for that park. Maintenance program at water plant taking shape FILE PHOTO A maintenance program for the citys $21 million surface water treatment plant is being crafted more than two years after the plant came online.

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Local A14 | The Times Thursday, October 25, 2012 Estate planning check-ups today in Carrabelle Its time for your estate planning check-up! Legal Services of North Florida will be conducting estate planning check-ups from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Franklin County Senior Center at 201 NW Ave. F St. in Carrabelle on Thursday, Oct. 25. Participants will be entered into a drawing to receive a simple will prepared by a Florida attorney. Learn about wills, living wills, heath care directives and much more. Attorneys will also be on hand to discuss issues related to BP oil spill claims, including any medical claims. No registration required. For more information contact Scott Manion at 850-701-3317. Learn about life on 1812 ship Saturday The Apalachicola Maritime Museum will feature a presentation on Life Aboard Ship During the War of 1812 on Saturday, Oct. 27. Matthew and Juliann Krogh, professional living historians from Richmond, Va., are volunteers with the U.S. Coast Guard Historic Ships Company, an auxiliary unit created to honor and portray the mission of the Coast Guard (Revenue Cutter Service) during the bicentennial of the War of 1812. The living history program includes uniformed sailors who describe shipboard life in the Revenue Cutter Service, including demonstrations of food preparation and preservation, navigation and depth nding, the arts of the sailor, weapons use and manual of arms, surgery and medicine, sailors games and diversions, and shipboard commands and phrases. Both educated at Virginia Tech, Matthew has a bachelors and masters in history while Juliann has a bachelors in political science and a masters in public administration. He has worked at several museums and specializes in maritime and military history, while she works for the Department of Defense as a contract buyer and specializes in period clothing and food. They have been reenacting for more than 10 years and have covered the Colonial period, War of 1812, and Civil War. The fee of $5 includes a low country boil, plus samples of sea biscuits and grog, and Blues on the Docks! For more info, call 653-2500 or email Admin@ApalachicolaMaritimeMuseum.org FCA plans Monday parent workshop The Franklin County Academy (FCA), Franklin County Schools newest educational program, will have its rst Parent Workshop from 6 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29. The topic will be Student Transcripts. Parents are encouraged to come out and learn more about this very important student document. Parents will also have the opportunity to tour the campus, visit the classrooms and sign up for Parent-StudentTeacher conferences. Light refreshments will be provided and students report cards will be distributed following the workshop. For further information, contact the Academys coordinator, Elinor Mount-Simmons at 670-2800, ext. 4127 Chamber hosts Nov. 2 oyster roast Love oysters? Dont miss the eighth annual Downtown Oyster Roast from 6 9 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 2 in Apalachicola. This enchanting event, sponsored by the Apalachicola Bay Chamber of Commerce, will feature roasted oysters, oysters on the half shell, creamy artichoke, oyster and thyme soup, fresh local shrimp, blue crabs, salad greens and fantastic desserts. Dine under the stars next to the Apalachicola River. Local blues man Joe Hutchinson will provide live entertainment. For tickets call 653-9419 or email info@apalachicolabay.org Tobacco-free partners to meet Nov. 7 There will be a TobaccoFree Franklin Partnership Coalition Meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 7. The meeting will be held at the Franklin County Health Department, 139 12th Street, from 5:30 until 6:30 p.m. in the second oor conference room. Bridge maintenance work continues Periodic lane restrictions began this week and run through Wednesday, Nov. 7, at the following locations in Franklin County, as Bridge Masters perform routine bridge maintenance work: State Road (S.R.) 30 / U.S. 98 Tillie Miller Bridge in Carrabelle, over the Carrabelle River S.R. 30 / U.S. 98 Porter Bar Creek Bridge, 2.5 miles west of S.R. 65 All activities are weather dependent and may be delayed or rescheduled in the event of inclement weather. Motorists are reminded to pay attention and use caution when driving through the work zone. For more Florida Department of Transportation District Three information. Follow us on twitter @ MyFDOT_NWFL. Stan Trappe ATTORNEY AT LAW Foreclosure Defense Bankruptcy Asset Protection Real Estate Probate ~ Wills Admitted to Practice Law in Florida Since 1974 Let Me Help You 850-769-6139 236 McKenzie Avenue Panama City, FL CITY OF CARRABELLE PROPOSED ENACTMENT OF CITY ORDINANCE The City Commission of the City of Carrabelle, Florida, proposes to enact the following ordinance: CITY OF CARRABELLE ORDINANCE 453 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF CARRABELLE, FLORIDA, PROVIDING FOR AMENDMENT OF ORDINANCE 115, PERTAINING TO THE LEVY OF LICENSE AND OCCUPATIONAL TAXES ON PERSONS AND ENTITIES ENGAGED IN OR CARRYING ON CERTAIN TYPES OF BUSINESS, PROFESSIONS, PRIVILEGES OR OCCUPATIONS IN THE CITY OF CARRABELLE; AND ESTABLISHING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. The proposed Ordinance may be inspected during regular hours at Carrabelle City Hall between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., 1001 Gray Ave., Carrabelle, FL Monday through Friday, or call 850-697-2727 The proposed Ordinance will be considered for enactment during a public hearing to be held 6:00p.m., Thursday November 1, Carrabelle, FL. Interested parties may appear at the hearing and be heard with respect to the proposed Ordinance. If an individual decides to appeal any decision made by the City Commission with respect to this meeting, a verbatim transcript may be required. If so, the is asked to advise the city at least 48 hours before the meeting by contacting Keisha Smith at the above address or phone number. Wilburn Messer, Mayor Attest: Keisha Smith, City Clerk COLLINS CONSTRU C TION OF ST. GEOR G E I S LAND, INC & S EWA G E TREATMENT S ERV I CE S O VER 30 YEARS EXPERIEN C E OUR S ERV I CE S I NCLUDE: AFTER HOURS & EMERGEN C Y SERVI C E PROVIDED 850.670.5790 MA I NTENANCE@JCOLL I N S CON S TRUCT I ON.COM MEDICARE PLANS EX CELLEN T COV ERA G E A N YO NE C AN AFFO RD TOP QUALITY COMPANY TUCKER LIFE-HEALTH INSURANCE, INC. RATED A+ BY BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU Ross E. T ucker, Agent since 1981 Chartered Life Underwriter Registered Health Underwriter 850-926-2200 or 800-226-7005 www.tuckerlifehealth.com Members of the Franklin/Gulf Retired Educators Association Unit of the Florida Retired Educators Association held their business meeting at Carolines Restaurant in Apalachicola on Oct. 16. President Annada Faircloth introduced new member, Elizabeth Liz Sisung. Members in photo, from left, are Myra Ponder, Beverly Kelley, Faircloth, Christine White, Lula Wilson, Arlene Oehler, Sisung and Christine Williams. Kelley, Florida Retired Educators Foundation trustee, has sent information regarding available scholarships to the Franklin and Gulf county high schools. Arlene Oehler, FREA District 2 director, reported the district meeting Sept. 11 in Monticello received excellent ratings. Faircloth announced that Sunday, Nov. 18 has been declared Florida Retired Educators Day by Gov. Rick Scott. The next F/GREA meeting is Tuesday, Nov. 13 in Wewahitchka. F/GREA membership is open to any person who has retired from the education eld under the Florida Retirement System with ve or more years of service, or any person who has retired from the educational system of any other state or from any privately funded or parochial school with ve or more years of service. For information contact Annada at 653-8493. Editors note: An Apalachicola woman is seeking a good home for her English bull dog. Physical constraints prevent her from keeping her beloved pet and she hopes to nd a forever home nearby where she can visit her friend. If you can offer Mandy a home, even as a foster parent, please call 6538895 or contact Lois Swoboda at 653-5857. Help this kind soul keep in touch with her Mandy. My name is Mandy and I am a white English bulldog with spots. I am three years old, had all my shots and have been spayed. I love people, but Im not very good with children because Im too strong and powerful and might hurt them trying to play. I love to run and play! My adopted mama wants to keep me very much, but shes just not strong enough to handle me. I need somewhere that has a large area for me to run and play. I need someone young and strong that can take me for walks and play with me. I dont like cats, but what bulldog does? Can you nd it in your heart to give me a good home so I wont have to be con ned all day? This bulldog was born to run! Would someone who loves dogs and who would be good to me please give me a forever home? News BRIEFS Retired educators plan scholarships MANDY NEEDS A HOME

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SPECIAL EXCEPTION NOTICE The City of Port St. Joe Planning and Development Review Board will hold a Meeting to discuss a Request for a Special Exception on November 13, 2012, 4:00 EST, at City Hall at 305 Cecil Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL for Mark and Rose Harris located at 301 Reid Ave., Parcel #04722-000R. The reason for the request is per Section 1.03 of the Land Development Regulations. The proposed plans can be reviewed at the Building Department located at 1002 10th St. and can be reached for questions at (850) 229-1093. All persons are invited to attend this meeting. Any person who decides to appeal any decision made by the Planning and Development Review Board with respect to any matter considered at said meeting will need a record of the proceedings, and for such purpose may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which records include the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. The Planning and Review Board of the City of Port St. Joe, Florida will not provide a verbatim record of this meeting. IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, persons needing special accomodations to participate in these proceedings should contact Charlotte Pierce, City Clerk, City of Port St. Joe, at City Hall, (850) 229-8261. PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA SP O RTS www.starfl.com Thursday, October 25, 2012 A Page 15 Section By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com With more than 65 students signed up from Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School to participate this season, the Port St. Joe soccer programs continue their rapid growth during the past seven years. As of this week, the boys and girls teams were practicing the girls began Oct. 8; the boys Oct. 15 with more than 30 players each. The Lady Tiger Sharks host a preseason jamboree this weekend. On Friday, Crestview will play Mosley at 6 p.m. ET followed by Port St. Joe versus Bay at 7:30 p.m. On Saturday, Crestview will play Bay at 2 p.m., Mosley will play Port St. Joe at 4 p.m. and Port St. Joe will play Crestview at 6 p.m. All games will be at the Sam Cox Field soccer complex. Coach Gary Hindley begins his fourth year at the reins of the program. Hindley has a record of 42-37-8 and his teams have one three boys and one girls district titles and one boys regional championship. The Port St Joe Youth Soccer League and its coaches and especially Mike Lacour (and his predecessors, Drs. Tom and Elizabeth Curry) as its administrator, have been instrumental in the awareness and interest shown in the sport, Hindley said in talking about increased participation in soccer at the middle school and high school levels. We still have a ways to go to improve the technical quality, but the numbers interested in pursuing the sport has been signi cantly increased. No high school soccer program can be successful without a proper feeder program, Hindley said. Hindley, who is ve wins short of 400 wins in his career (395-282-24, spanning high school, college and professional ranks, looks to pick up those wins in the early portion of the Tiger Shark schedule. Both the boys and girls teams open at Rutherford Nov 6. The Lady Tiger Sharks return 10 lettermen from a team that went 9-4-1 in 2011 and lost in the District 1-1A semi nals. Three time all-District mid elder, Rachel Jones, the schools all-time leader among girls in games, goals, assists and points has graduated and will be very dif cult to replace, Hindley said. Hindley also loses all-District goalkeeper Shannon Pridgeon, who decided to play basketball this winter. The Tiger Sharks return 11 lettermen from last years 15-3-1 squad that won district and lost in the regional quarter nals. The teams leading scorer, sophomore Marcel Duarte, who led the district and tri-county area (Bay, Gulf, Franklin), with 19 goals as a freshman, returns along with second leading scorer, senior Javarri Beachum (13 goals) and fourthleading scorer, sophomore Cole Cryderman (six goals) to bolster the offense. Hindleys said his task early in the season will be to replace the defensive back four and goalkeeper, who all graduated. I will be shuf ing a handful of both returnees and newcomers into those positions during the early season to see which combination works best for us, Hindley said. It would be obvious that we have to nd a capable goalkeeper as the main priority. The boys preseason jamboree will be Nov. 2-3 with Port Sts. Joe, Taylor County, Franklin County and Tallahassee Godby competing at Sam Cox Field. Star Staff Report The two Port St. Joe Gene Raf eld Football League teams, home for the rst time this season last Saturday, took giant steps forward on their quests for Big Bend Championships with wins over the previously unbeaten Chattahoochee Yellow Jackets. The Dolphins and the Jaguars, both 3-0, picked the perfect day to play their best games of the year. The Jaguar offense scored early and often, the rst touchdown coming on a two-play drive that started on their 27. Ethan (Freight Train) Lafontaine brought the ball to the Yellow Jacket 39 with a run around end. Jasmine Thomas then went off tackle the rest of the way. Bryce register ran in for the 2-point conversion. After Chattahoochee went three-and-out, the Jags scored again as Lafontaine went 15 yards for a touchdown. On the next Jaguar possession, a Register pass was intercepted and run back to the Jaguar 11. On fourth down, the Yellow Jackets needed a long yard for the score and just six inches for a rst down. At the snap Port St. Joe nose guard Josh Roberts smashed in and stripped the quarterback of the ball. Defensive tackle Joel Cummings dove on the fumble to keep the Jackets out of the end zone. Port St. Joe drove the length of the eld for the last touchdown in the rst half and a commanding lead. The second half gave the winning Jags an opportunity to give all their non-starters plenty of game time. Chattahoochee scored twice when Jaguar fumbles were run in for scores. The Jaguars made one more touchdown and won 28-12. The little guys, the mighty Dolphins played extremely well, their coach said. The defense was outstanding, never allowing the Jackets to get anything going. DeMarion Grey had two fumble recoveries and four tackles. George Foxworth had an interception and three tackles. Keaston Hopper also had three tackles. The Dolphin offense did little wrong. Their rst touchdown was set up by a 40-yard scamper by Foxworth. Josh Farmer showed his power on the way to the end zone and a Dolphin lead. Before the rst half ended the Dolphins extended their lead to 16-0 on a 42-yard Foxworth run. In the second half Farmer kept right on frustrating the Jacket defense. The Dolphins last touchdown came when he went off tackle for 40 yards all the way to the end zone. The nal score was Dolphins 24-0. This Saturday, the Dolphins and Jaguars have their last regular season game at Shark Stadium against undefeated Blountstown teams. Dont miss this great rivalry. Star Staff Report The Lady Tiger Sharks ended on a positive note. On Monday, the team traveled to Bay High School, where it would lose the only match of the week. The Lady Tornadoes won the match in three straight sets. Tuesday evening would provide better results as Port St. Joe hosted the Lady Rams of Rutherford. Port St. Joe won in three straight sets. Thursday evening was the fourth-annual Dig Pink event for breast cancer research. This also was senior night where the two seniors on the team, Miranda Gref and Devon Young would play their last match at home. It was a good night for the event and for the seniors as they defeated the visiting Lady Gators of Wewahitchka in three straight sets. Coach Wayne Taylor said: It is great to nish off the regular season with two straight wins. Its a great way to enter the state series play on Tuesday. Season leaders to date are freshman Callie Fleshren with 68 kills on 290 attempts, junior Nicole Endres with 65 kills on 216 and sophomore Haley Wood with 61 kills on 206 attempts. District play began Tuesday night in Blountstown. Star Staff Report The cross country teams from Wewahitchka High School competed in a district meet at Sneads last week. The boys team nished second led by Micah Lister, who was followed by Josh Epps, Elijah Sarmiento, Jason Haire, Shaquille Scott, Colby Gay, Charlie Laird, Weston Sarmiento, Jonah Bidwell and Josh Daulton. The Lady Gators won the meet led by Sha Mario Cole who was also the top individual nisher. She was followed to the line by Ashleigh Price, who nished third overall, Brittany Grif n, Rylee Waters and Tara Walding. COURTESY OF WAYNE TAYLOR Seniors Miranda Gref and Devon Young were honored during the last regular season volleyball match last week. Port St. Joe ends volleyball regular season WHS cross country competes at Sneads SPECIAL TO THE STAR PSJ Gene Raf eld teams remain unbeaten FILE PHOTO Replacing graduating Rachel Jones, a school record book unto herself, will be a key for the Lady Sharks this soccer season. PSJ soccer season gets underway

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Local A16 | The Star Thursday, October 25, 2012 Paid by John Hanlon, Rep., for Supervisor of Elections EXP E RI E NC E THAT COUNTS Pd.Pol.Ad. It has been my pleasure serving as your Assistant Supervisor of Elections. Now I ask for your consideration and support on November 6th, to become your next Supervisor of Elections. Your vote is greatly appreciated. I welcome any questions or comments at my email address John4SOE@gmail.com or my cell (850) 247-9538 Dear Gulf County Voters: For the past 4 years John Hanlon has served by my side as my Assistant Supervisor of Elections. He has been the most dedicated and dependable assistant a person could wish for. He has the re in his gut for elections and thats what it takes to work in this eld. In January, when I retire, I know the oce will be in good hands if you elect John Hanlon for your next Supervisor of Elections. The transition will be smooth because John Hanlon has been my Assistant Supervisor and knows every aspect of the oce and our needs. The elections world has changed dramatically over the past several years and it is extremely important that the person at the helm for Gulf County be one with the experience and knowledge needed. John Hanlon has the capabilities to build upon the reputation Gulf County has for having a non-partisan oce that strives to serve our voters with the utmost integrity and for conducting good and fair elections run with honesty and integrity. I am honored and humbled that you have allowed me to serve as your Supervisor of Elections these past 12 years and I thank you for your support from the bottom of my heart. Please join me and vote for John Hanlon for Supervisor of Elections on November 6th. God Bless you all and God bless America. Linda Grin Supervisor of Elections, Gulf County John Hanlon Assistant Supervisor of Elections Ken Detzner Florida Secretary of State (Chief Election Ocial of Florida) Linda Grin Gulf County Supervisor of Elections

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COMMUNITY www.starfl.com B Page 1 Section Thursday, October 25, 2012 Star Staff Report The Lonnie Wymes Family was selected by the Gulf County Cooperative Extension Service as Gulf County Farm Family of the Year. The honor ceremonies took place at the Annual Farm Bureau Dinner last Thursday at the Honeyville Community Center. Present were Lonnie Wymes, Sr., his wife Pansy, daughter Denise and son Daniel. The family is native to Wewahitchka and agricultural endeavors have been a way of life for Lonnie and Pansy since their early childhood, they said. Their family venture is truly a family business. They are involved in vegetable production and seasonal crops grown for local markets include corn, southern field peas, watermelons, okra, beans, sweet potatoes, collards, turnips, cabbage, mustard and Irish potatoes. Lonnie is also a fulltime employee at the paper mill in Panama City. About 75 percent of the family vegetables are sold to workers at the paper mill. The Wymes family is also very civic minded, noted Extension Director Roy Lee Carter. They are members of St. John Freewill Baptist Church located in Wewahitchka in which Lonnie serves on the Board of Deacons. Pansy is a Deaconess, and when her health allows she ministers to the elderly and sick individuals in the community, Carter said. Lonnie and Pansy are strong supporters of the Wewa Community Choirs Union and The African American Collegiate Scholarship Fund. The Gulf County Extension Service would like to thank the North Florida Fair in Tallahassee for sponsoring the event honoring the Wymes Family and making the event possible. Gulf Countys Farm Family is among eighteen (18) families in North Florida from Escambia to Duval County receiving county honors. The family will be honored at the North Florida Fair, a day of their choice Nov. 1-12 with free food and wrist bands for rides at the carnival. The Gulf County Extension Service appreciates Farm Bureau hosting the event as part of their annual meeting held each year during the month of October here in Gulf County, Carter said. SPECIAL TO THE STAR Lonnie Wymes and family were honored last week by the Gulf County Extension Service. Ghosts invade the coast on Halloween Wymes named County Farm Family of Year By BEVERLY MOUNT-DOUDS Contributing Writer Editors note: This is another in a continuing series on local pioneers and local history. Over the next few weeks, well take a look at the beginnings, the building speci cations, for lighthouses in the area. These next few weeks, Ill be sharing some letters about our local lighthouses. This could not have been completed without giving thanks rst to Mark Curenton and the Apalachicola Historical Society. Several years ago Mark let Marlene Womack and I go through boxes of old papers found in the cottage at the Raney House in Apalachicola. These boxes covered many areas of local history, one folder covering our lighthouses, and I was lucky enough to get the chance to copy these les. Since we have been so concerned about saving Cape San Blas Lighthouse lately, I thought that this would be the perfect time to share this past history of another time that the lighthouse had to be saved. My rst story will start with Dog Island Lighthouse. Most of the papers cover proposals of bids for rebuilding the lighthouses between the Treasury Department and the Superintendent of Lights; what I like is that the papers tell you how they want them built. Here are the letters for Dog Island. NOTICE. CUSTOM HOUSE, BOSTON, MASS. November 18, 1851 PROPOSALS will be at, this Of ce, until the 8th day of December, proximo, at 12 oclock M,. for furnishing materials and erecting, on Dog Island, in Florida, a LIGHT HOUSE 49 feet in height, of the following materials, dimensions and descriptions, viz:, TOWER Foundations: The earth to be excavated to a depth of 2 feet below the surface, at which depth it is to be carefully leveled off and to be 22 feet in diameter. Pilings: Within the pit excavated as above. there are to be driven two rows of piles disposed in circles; diameter of outside row, from center to center, 16 feet; diameter of inside row, from centre to centre, 11 1/2 feet; outside row to be composed of 22 piles; inside row to be composed of 16 piles; the piles to be so driven that the inner piles shall come opposite the openings between the outer piles. The original surface of the ground. The piles to be of sound seasoned oak, not less than 9 nor more than 16 inches _____. The piles to be driven 7 feet below the bottom of the excavated pit. Grillage: A grillage, composed of sound, wellseasoned yellow pine timber, 8 by 12 inches, to be pinned with oak treenails, 2 inches diameter, on the heads of the piles. The timbers to be notched 1 1/2 inch each over the other. The timbers to be laid with the 12 inches horizontally, and to have 12 inches space between them. The space between the timbers to be lled with clean gravel, hard rammed.-Upon the tops of the timbers, and at right angles to them, there is to be a ooring of plank 4 inches thick, of sound, well-seasoned yellow pine, laid edge to edge, and well treenailed to the grillage timbers, by See LIGHTHOUSES B5 SPECIAL TO THE STAR A photo of the Dog Island Lighthouse. Histories of local Judging for the costume contest will take place at City Commons Park next to City Hall. FILE PHOTOS lighthouses Star Staff Report 4th annual GCSO Haunted House Dare to journey through the corn witchs home. To see her you must survive 13 rooms of horror and that is just the inside. The 4th annual Gulf County Sheriffs Haunted House will be held from dark until on Friday, Oct. 26 and Saturday, Oct. 27. There will be hot dogs, drinks, popcorn and more will be sold provided you can make it through the 13 rooms of horror that Capt. Greg Cole and Deputy Rita Piercy are creating. The cost is $2 and two or more canned food items. Re-entry is $1. All proceeds will go to feed those in need during the holidays. Kinard VFD Halloween Festival The Kinard Volunteer Fire Departments annual Halloween Festival will be held 5 p.m. CT on Saturday, Oct. 27 at the Kinard Community Center. There will be games, Spook Ride, Cake Walk and Auction, door prizes and much more. Come hungry, there will be a lot of good food. Hamburgers, hot dogs, boiled peanuts, cotton candy and more. Come Out for a Family Fun Night! By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com Dana Boyer wrote passionately to this newspaper a month ago about her passion to continue the Port St. Joe tradition of Ghosts on the Coast. With the blessing of the Gulf County Chamber of Commerce, Boyer let that passion fuel her mission. She is de nitely one of our most passionate community members, said Chamber executive director Barry Sellers. Give her task and she is off. Boyers task was to bring off the annual trick-or-treating downtown event which will begin at 6 p.m. ET Oct. 31, Halloween night, with the festivities kicking off with a costume contest at Port St. Joe Commons Park adjacent to City Hall. Sellers will serve as emcee and Boyer has lined up Ann Jarosz, Barbara Radcliff and Nancy Swider as judges. I feel they are above reproach because they arent really related to anyone around here, Boyer said, tongue rmly in cheek. That is always the joke, the x is in. See GHOSTS B6 Halloween EVENTS

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B2 | The Star Thursday, October 25, 2012 OF THE WEEK PET St. Joseph Bay Humane Society OLIVE Little Olive is seeking donations for her recovery. She has had surgery to remove her injured eye and is recovering well. She still has outstanding vet bills that need to be paid. She will require several follow-up visits to ensure she has a healthy recovery. If you can help this sweet girl with a donation, no matter how small, please do not hesitate to visit our website or come by the Humane Society in person. Please do not hesitate to email townsend.hsdirector@gmail.com or adoptbaystjoe@gmail.com or call the St. Joseph Bay Humane Society at 850-227-1103 and ask for Melody or Debbie! Online applications are available at www.sjbhumanesociety.org Adoption fees include our cost of spay/neuter and current vaccinations. We are now proud partners with www.petsforpatriots.org Our hours for the shelter are Tuesday-Saturday from 10 am-4 pm! Our shelter location is 1007 Tenth Street in Port St. Joe! Shop at Faiths Thrift Hut, 10-3 Thursday Saturday. Collectables, Clothing, Books, Electronics and more. IF YOU ARE MISSING A PET, PLEASE CHECK WITH US! FACEBOOK: St. Joseph Bay Humane Society NOTICE The St. Joseph Bay Humane Society will hold its annual meeting November 1, 2012, at 4:30 pm at the South Gulf County Fire Station, #1 on Cape San Blas. For more information, contact the Humane Society at 850-227-1103 or go to www.sjbhumanesociety.org Trick or Treat for Sorrelli Sparkle! 15 % 20% OFF your Sorrelli purchase O O Meet Lily Oswald of Sorrelli 1450 Jenks Avenue, Panama City | (850) 769-6979 E H H: Mon-Sat 10 30 -6 Sun 1-5 O | rf at Plum Delightful n nt MEDICARE PLANS EX CELLEN T COV ERA G E A N YO NE C AN AFFO RD TOP QUALITY COMPANY TUCKER LIFE-HEALTH INSURANCE, INC. RATED A+ BY BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU Ross E. T ucker, Agent since 1981 Chartered Life Underwriter Registered Health Underwriter 850-926-2200 or 800-226-7005 www.tuckerlifehealth.com Society He was born in the old Gulf Pines Hospital on Oct. 13, 1962 and Eugene Raf eld wanted a photo with his mother, Emogene, in front of the former hospital to celebrate this milestone. A lot of babies were born in this building and I know it wont be here much longer, Raf eld said. Happy 50th Eugene. EUGENE RAFFIELD TURNS 50 Star Staff Report An account at Cadence Bank in Port St. Joe has been established to help defray the medical costs for the ongoing cancer treatments of Betty Ann Chambers, a longtime resident of Port St Joe. Betty Ann Chambers, wife of Coach Ken Chambers and grandmother of Sarah Anderson, Hayley, Jessica, Michelle and Scott Qunintana was diagnosed on December 27, 2010 with Stage IV Non-small cell Lung Cancer. To give you an update on my ght against cancer, at my routine checkup by Dr. Vincent Ivers, he found a mass in the right upper lung with numerous small nodules all over both lungs, which had grown around my esophagus in my lymph nodes in my neck. It was spreading so quickly, that my surgeon said only 3-11 percent chance of survival in nine months. How do you treat something like this? There were too many places to try radiation, so chemotherapy was my only option. The doctor recommended I get a second opinion since it was so advanced and spreading. We all prayed and had all our Force of Prayer Warriors pray for God to interfere and show us where to go. My granddaughter Sarah and family, work for the best place for me to get help for my needs. So, I travel back and forth to Jacksonville to St. Vincent Cancer Center, once a week for my chemotherapy treatments. I know the Lord is with me and guiding my doctors and treatments. I can feel Im in the right place and feel Gods presence. This kind of cancer likes to spread, and just this spring was diagnosed with cancer in my brain stem skull where it meets with the spine. I received radiation and feel it is getting better. But metastatic cancer likes to spread so now it is in my bones, so I am receiving really strong chemo that should kill any cancer there. With Gods guidance after the chemo, I can hopefully start taking a prescription called Avastin, which should help lengthen my life 2-5 years. Thank you to all my Force of Prayer Warriors, friends and loved ones and all the wonderful churches in Port St. Joe that have me on their prayer lists. God Bless you all, I couldnt have made this journey without the strength God has given me. I feel so blessed to be loved so much. I am truly grateful and thankful for all of the many blessings. May God Bless you all for your tokens of Love. Love you all, Betty Ann Chambers Granny To make a donation, please stop by or mail directly to Cadence Bank 418 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd. Port St Joe, FL 32456. Account # 7000454350 Betty Ann ChambersMedical Account. Star Staff Report Representatives from the Salvation Army will be accepting applications for children 12-and-under in Port St. Joe and in Wewahitchka on the dates and times listed: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET on Oct. 23 at the STAC House at 610 Eighth Street in Port St. Joe; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. CT on Oct. 24 at 314 N. 2nd Street in Wewahitchka. Applicants must provide the following information: Identi cation, picture I.D. for applicant and all adults in household, birth certi cate for all children 12 and under, guardians must prove custody of any child under age 12, grandchildren and/ or any minors living with you, rent receipt, light bill, gas bill, telephone or cellphone bill, cable bill, car payment, other expenses you have, proof of your expenses, recent pay stub, Social Security check/letter, child support, retirement pension or any other income you have. Star Staff Report Home it up and get on the air. Get your rst-time ham radio license or upgrade your present license. The Gulf Amateur Radio Society will be sponsoring amateur radio license exams at 10 a.m. ET on Saturday, Nov. 10 at the EOC Building in Port St. Joe. If assistance in obtaining a ham license is needed, or for registration and exam details contact C.H. Tillis at 648-8251. Star Staff Report The of ce of Dr. Owen D. Oksanen M.D. closed permanently on Friday, Oct. 5. Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf will be in charge of all medical records. They have a new physicians of ce that opened on Oct. 15. All medical records will be available through Sacred Heart after if you prefer to select another physician. Obituaries John Thomas PoPo Aguras was born on November 27, 1925, in San Francisco, California, and passed away suddenly on October 18, 2012, from injuries sustained in a car accident. He lived almost 87 full years, remaining strong, active, and full of life right up until his passing. After proudly serving his country in World War II, John became a commercial truck driver. When he retired and moved to Florida to be near his only child, Melissa, he found a new occupation as her permanent handyman. He was always involved in some project or another, even surprising his daughter with repairs she had not yet approved, loving to get a rise out of her. He loved not only tinkering with his many projects but also playing golf, eating sweets, and talking to everyone. He was truly a friend to all, and a stranger to none, giving almost everyone he knew some kind of nickname. John was preceded in death by his loyal best friend Jakob (his longtime yellow lab) and by his former wife, Mavis Butts, who gave him the daughter he adored, Melissa Lynn Ramsey. He reminded Melissa, whom he affectionately called Polliwog, of their special bond every single week with a bouquet of owers. PoPo also cherished his three precious grandchildren, MaKayla Elissa Ramsey, who inherited his curly, thick hair; William Howard Ramsey III, who has his Popos tender heart; and MaLena Lynn Ramsey, who got his stubborn playfulness. He will also be especially missed by his devoted friends Harry Lee Smith and Jimmy Fix It Cox, along with everyone at Sacred Heart Cafeteria. Services will be held 3:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday, October 24, at Oak Grove Church. The family asks that you join in celebrating the life of John Thomas Aguras, by wearing the cheerful colors of life and that in lieu of owers, those who wish to remember PoPo do so by performing a random act of kindness for someone in need. Johns family will scatter his ashes at sea and with Mavis at Holly Hill Cemetery. John Thomas Aguras Betty Mims, 89, of Port St. Joe, passed away Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at a local hospice facility. A funeral mass took place on October 19 at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Kent Forest Lawn Funeral Home handled arrangements. Kent Forest Lawn Funeral Home 2403 Harrison Ave. 763-4694 www.KentForestLawn. com Betty Mims David Shipley, 79, of Mexico Beach, passed away Monday, October 15, 2012 at Shands Hospital in Gainesville, FL. David had been a resident of Mexico Beach for 14 years and was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Port St. Joe and the local VFW. David retired from the Military after 26 years of service. He enjoyed shing, boating and spending time with his family-especially his beloved granddaughter. David is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Lois Shipley; his two children, Veronica Lou Koval (Tony) and Terri Louise Shipley; and his granddaughter, Lauren Nicole Koval. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. CT Saturday, October 20, 2012 at Kent Forest Lawn Chapel in Panama City, with Rev. Dru Tyler of ciating. Kent Forest Lawn Funeral Home 2403 Harrison Ave. 763-4694 www.KentForestLawn David Shipley James Lee Erwin Jr., 63, of Port St Joe, FL, passed away on Sunday, October 21, 2012 at 1:15 p.m. EST at his home surrounded by his family and close friends. Jim had suffered a year long battle with cancer. He was born February 10, 1949, in Salem, IL, son of James L Erwin, Sr. and LaJean (Erdman) Erwin. He married Carol (Heiman) Erwin on December 11, 1991, and she survives. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughters, LeeAnn Landmann and husband Roger of Highland, IL, Jennifer Sanders and husband Travis of Salem, IL; his stepsons, Greg Allen and wife Leigh of New Smyrna Beach, FL, and Jon Allen and wife Jen of Pinckneyville, IL; two sisters, Ruth Showalter and husband Greg and Jill Leake and husband Tim all of DuQuoin, IL; nine grandchildren; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and Maggie his dog. He was preceded in death by his father and mother. Jimmy served in the Navy. He was a retired tree trimmer with Asplund. He was a past Exalted Ruler of the Elks #884. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. Funeral arrangements pending at Searby Funeral Home, Du Quoin, IL. In lieu of flower, please make memorials to the American Cancer Society OR MS Society. James Lee Erwin, Jr. Account established to assist Betty Ann Granny Chambers in cancer ght Dr. Oksanen of ce closing Amateur radio license exams 2012 Salvation Army Christmas Assistance JOHN THOMAS AGURAS

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The Star| B3 Thursday, October 25, 2012 ADMISSION: A C A N GOOD FOR N EEDY FA MILIES 7 Wewahitchka Elementary School Sarah Bailey, Emily Moss, Tyler Skipper, Hannah Taunton, Vanecia Andrews, Hailey Sims, Dustin Dempsey, Katie Shealy, Adesyn Amerson, Ashton Lolley, Mikey Roberts, Randerius Jones, Jasmine Baldwin, Angel Williams, Tamiah Rouse, Haley Lanier, Lillian Dennison, Matthew Laster, Troy Patterson, Alex Hysmith, Bailey Mainor, Isabella Dennison, Jolee Sloan, Brady Gainous, Mario Cole, Keersten Easter and Haley Mork. Port St. Joe Elementary School The Dazzling Dolphins celebrated Red Ribbon Week last week at Port St. Joe Elementary. Front row: Leelyn Rollins, Dawson Fisher, Sayla Wade, Colt Patterson Back row: Payton Rushing, Cameron Noland, Aly Strickland, Leo Baxcajay Special to The Star Mrs. Comforters guitar students got a taste of the world of professional music last Friday when they had the opportunity to attend a Songwriting Workshop by Hits and Grins. It was an amazing opportunity for her budding musicians to talk to professionals in a comfortable setting. A special thank you goes out to all teachers who graciously dismissed their students to attend this extremely educational workshop. Good luck to our Volleyball team as they enter district play this week in Blountstown and the Cross Country teams that will compete in district here in Port St. Joe on Oct. 29. Go Tiger Sharks. Shark Football is on the roll. With a 7-0 win over FAMU High at home last Friday, the team travels to West Gadsden this Thursday at 7:30 p.m. ET. Go Tiger Sharks. DIG PINKThank you to all who participated in the Dig Pink event this year. We are still receiving donations for breast cancer research and hope to have a total amount that has been contributed in next weeks Shark Talk. We did sell 93 Dig Pink shirts this year. Again, as always, thank you to Gulf County for supporting such an important cause. Girls soccer kicks off this week with a Jamboree at home this Friday and Saturday. Good luck as our Soccer seasons start up. Can basketball be far behind? If you havent visited our Commons Area recently, you are in for a surprise. Along with new at screen televisions showing important current events programming and news during our lunch periods, the area is decorated with banners from colleges attended by our faculty and staff. These School Colors provide our students a reminder of their long term goal of a college degree, and maybe just a little Alumni Pride. Additionally, our snack line has been converted into a lunch line called the Shark Hole where students who dont feel like a school lunch can partake in delicacies such as Hamburgers, Egg Rolls, Chicken Nuggets and much, much more. Parents make sure you look for nine-week Progress Reports that will be sent home on Friday. Special to The Star Congratulations to the honor roll students of Faith Christian School! All As include: Taylor Burkett rst grade; Carter Costin rst grade; Alex Taylor rst grade; Magnolia Sarmiento rst grade and Kristen Bouington third grade. As and Bs include: Riley McGuf n rst grade; Emma Grace Burke second grade; Halee Whicker second grade and Catherine Bouington fth grade. Star Staff Report Port St. Joe Elementary School is holding a food drive contest through Oct. 26 to help stock the food pantry for the upcoming holidays. Approximately 595 students from 30 classes are involved. The class with the most food items collected during the two week food drive will win the contest and get a pizza party. Were encouraging students to bring canned food and other nonperishable food items to help needy families in our community enjoy a holiday meal. Speci c items were looking for include ham, olives, pickles, stuf ng, green beans, sweet potatoes, corn, potatoes, carrots, and fruit, said Kim Bodine, Executive Director of the Gulf Coast Workforce Board. The food pantry, located at 401 Peters Street in Port St. Joe, is currently helping around 120 families in the area and anticipants helping additional families during the upcoming holiday season. Additional volunteers are needed to assist with the food pantry efforts. Anyone interested in volunteering or nding our more on the food pantry information may contact Diane Pierett, Special Projects Coordinator at 229-1641 or dpierett@gcwb. org. The food pantry is operated by the Gulf Coast Workforce Board in partnership with the Washington Improvement Group and the Christian Community Development Fund with funding and support from the Fund for Gulf Communities/Catholic Charities and support from many churches in and around Port St. Joe. The group Hits and Grins performs for students. DAZZLING DOLPHINS PSJ Elementary School holds food drive contest SEPTEMBER STUDENTS OF THE MONTH The Lions TALE Taylor Burkett, Carter Costin, Alex Taylor, Magnolia Sarmiento and Kristen Bouington earned all As. Riley McGuf n, Emma Grace Burke, Halee Whicker and Catherine Bouington earned all As and Bs. The Lions Tale School News

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FAITH Page B4 www.starfl.com Harvest Day at Victory Temple Victory Temple First Born Holiness Church will observe Harvest Day at 11:30 a.m. ET on Sunday, Oct. 28. Pastor Elder Charles Gather and Assistant Pastor Elder Willie Ash, Jr. and the Victory Temple Family extend an invitation to everyone to come join us in this great worship service. Fall Festival and TouchA-Truck Its time again for the 8th Annual Fall Festival and Touch-A-Truck at Long Avenue Baptist Church. We would like to invite the community to join with us for an evening of fun and fellowship to bene t the children and the elderly of Gulf County during the Christmas season. The event will be held at Long Avenue Baptist Church located at 1601 Long Avenue from 5-7 p.m. ET on Sunday, Oct. 28. Admission is a bag of nonperishable food and/or a NEW toy, the rest is on us! There will be re trucks, ambulances, police cars, dump trucks, and more for kids of all ages to climb on, learn how they work, sound the horns and generally have some fun. The Fall Festival will feature a cake walk, games, hot dogs, a chili cook off, popcorn, fall fun and prizes. For more information or to lend a vehicle please contact the church of ce at 229-8691. Fall Festival at First Baptist First Baptist Church of Port St. Joe will host a Fall Festival from 5 p.m. until on Saturday, Oct. 27. There will be food, prizes, games and entertainment. Everyone is invited. Pre-celebration of pastor appreciation at Church of God in Christ The public is invited to come and be part of the precelebration of our pastors appreciation at Church of God in Christ in Port St. Joe. The services are: 7:30 p.m. ET Oct. 25, Supt. David Woods And for your faithfuln4ess communitywide service; 7:30 p.m. ET Oct. 26, continuation of the community-wide service with Pastor Johnny Jenkins speaker; Culminating in appreciation services in Chipley Oct. 27-28 at Yes, Lord Church of God in Christ. Jerry Arhelger, SOUTHERLAND FAMILY FUNERAL HOME 507 10th Street Port St. Joe (850) 229-8111 TO KNOW CHRIS T AND T O MAKE H I M K NOWN ST. JAME S E PI S COPAL C HURCH 800 22ND STREET, P ORT ST. JOE 8:00 and 11:00 a.m. (EST) Sunday School 9:45 www.stjamesepiscopalchurch.org Come worship with us! Rector Father Tommy Dwyer St. Peters Church, ACC (Traditional Services 1928 BCP) Morning Prayer & Holy Communion Sunday...............10:00 A.M. Community Healing Service 6:00 P.M. 4 th Thursday of Every Month The Rev. Dr. D. Pete Windham, Priest The Rev Lou Little, Deacon Services Temporarily at Senior Citizens Center, 120 Library Drive An Unchanging Faith In A Changing World Morning Prayer & Holy Communion Sunday...............10:00 A.M. The Rev. Lou Little, Priest Services Temporarily at Senior Citizens Center, 120 Library Drive An Unchanging Faith In A Changing World www.faithchristianpsj.net (850) 229-6707 9:45 10:30 10:45 6:00 Our Church can be your home First Church of the Nazarene 2420 Long Avenue Port St. Joe, Florida 32456 (850) 229-9596 Give unto the Lord the glory due His name, worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness. Psalm 29:2 Sunday School ............................ 10 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship ........... 11 a.m. Sunday Evening Worship .............. 6 p.m. Wednesday Evening Service ....... 7 p.m. A Spirit Filled Outreach Oriented Word of Faith Church HOME OF T H E POWER H OUSE YOUT H M INISTRIES Pastors Andrew & Cathy R utherford W elcome you to worship with us: S unday 10:30am S unday N ight Prayer 6pm W ednesday 7pm www.familylifechurch.net 323 R eid Ave ~ Downtown Port S t. Joe, F L ~ 850-229-5433 TOUCHING LIVES WITH THE LOVE OF JESUS 6pm Deborah Tuttle Wednesday: Children: 6:15 p.m. ET Youth: 6:15 p.m. ET Choir: 7:00 p.m. ET First Baptist Church 102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE Buddy Caswell, Minister of Music & Education Bobby Alexander, Minister to Students New Service Schedule for First Baptist Church Sunday School & Worship Service .................. 9:00 am Sunday School & Worship Service ................. 10:30 am Sunday Evening Adult Bible Study ................. 6:00 pm Wednesday Night Supper .......................... 5:30 pm Wednesday Night Adult Prayer Meeting ............. 6:30 pm Wednesday Night Children's Ministry activities ....... 6:30 pm Wednesday Night Youth Ministry activities ........... 6:30 pm www.fbcpsj.org Wednesday Night Youth Ministry activities www.fbcpsj.org Jeff Pinder Pastor Sunday Sunday School ............. 9:00 am Worship Service ............ 10:30 am Youth Groups ............... 5:30 pm New Service Schedule for First Baptist Church Sunday School & Worship Service .................. 9:00 am Wednesday Dinner.5:00 6:00 pm AWANA.6:00 7:30 pm Surrender Student Ministry6:15 7:30 pm Prayer/Bible Study.6:30 7:30 pm Read the Bible for Life Class6:15 7:30 pm Nursery..6:00 7:30 pm 2 ND Annual Fall Festival United Pentecostal Church Wednesday, October 31 st 6:00 8:00 pm EVERYONE IS WELOME! 6:00 8:00 pm 6:00 8:00 pm Wednesday, Wednesday, 6:00 8:00 pm TRUNK OR TREAT! 6:00 8:00 pm 6:00 8:00 pm GAMES & PRIZES! EVERYONE IS WELOME! FREE HOTDOGS & DRINKS! SUNDAY : WOR S HIP AT SUN S ET P ARK 8 AM 10:30 AM ON THE 2ND SUNDAY OF THE MONTH SUNDAY: BI B LE CLA SS 9:30 AM SATURDAY : COFFEE T IME 9 11 AM M ONDAY : L IFE T REE CAF 7 PM W EDNE S DAY : MEN S B I B LE S TUDY 8 AM & WOMEN S BI B LE STUDY 5 PM 1602 Hwy 98, Mexico Beach, FL (850) 890.1424 www.livingwateratthebeach.com COMFORTER FUNERAL HOME W. P. Rocky Comforter L.F.D. (850) 227-1818 This business invites you to visit the church of your choice this week. Thursday, October 25, 2012 The laws of God are being removed each day. Schools have had Bible reading and prayer taken away. The Ten Commandments are being removed from many places too. Judge Roy Moore was removed from of ce because this he would not do. Abortion is not murder anymore my friend. Womens rights say they can throw them in the garbage bin. Women with women, men with men. Call it civil rights if you want to, but to God its still a sin. To remove God from our Pledge of Allegiance has been in the courts lately too. If the judges dont see the handwriting on the wall, I think thousands have died for nothing, dont you? Theres a move on for our money to remove In God We Trust. How could He still love us, when weve been so unjust? But when Christ is removed from Christmas, the axe will fall my friend. This America that everyone has looked up to for years will never be the same again. To see this happen, keep living the same old way. To make a change, ask Gods forgiveness, and be bold for Jesus each day. Billy Johnson Special to The Star Lifetree Caf will host an hour of civil conversation exploring issues relating to same-sex marriage at 7 p.m. CT on Monday, Oct. 29. The program, titled Same Sex Marriage: When Rights, Morals, and Love Collide provides an opportunity to discuss how same-sex marriages are impacting society and how people are responding to the growing presence of same-sex marriages. This topic often prompts confrontation, not conversation, says Lifetree representative Craig Cable. Well host an opportunity to dialogue on this sensitive topic. Admission to the 60minute event is free. Snacks and beverages are available. Lifetree Caf is at 1602 U.S. Highway 98 in Mexico Beach, across from El Governor Hotel. Lifetree Caf is a place where people gather for conversation about life and faith in a casual coffeehouse-type setting. Questions about Lifetree may be directed to Gary Grubb at 334-806-5667 or lwclifetreecafe@fairpoint. net. Star Staff Report A fabulous spaghetti dinner, entertainment, singalong fun, door prizes and a cash bar featuring Italian beer and win await you at the 5th annual St. Joseph Catholic Church Mens Club Spaghetti Dinner. The dinner will be held 5-7 p.m. ET Saturday, Nov. 3 at the church hall. The hall is just east of the church (20th and Monument Avenue) on 20th Street in Port St. Joe. In addition to the spaghetti dinner, you will get a salad, garlic bread and delicious desserts. You will enjoy Italian accordionist Tony Minichello and vocalist and sing-along leader Marty Jarosz. You may win of the many door prizes as well. Tickets at $8 for adults and $4 for children ages 5-12. Four-year-olds and younger will be admitted free of charge. Get your tickets from any Mens Club member, by stopping by the church hall of ce (227-1417), at Hannon Insurance or by calling Mens Club president Dan Van Treese at 227-8138. Get your tickets early only 192 will be sold. You can also get dinners to go, if you wish. The family of Terry Dykes would like to thank everyone who came by visited, brought food, owers, showed their love and their kindness. Also we would like to thank the churches, Brother Glenn Davis and Brother Dave Fernandez for all they did for our family at our time of loss. We thank you each and everyone for your kindness and love. God Bless You, The Family of Terry Dykes The family of Sarah Leigh Paul wishes to thank everyone for their kindness during our time of bereavement. From the owers, food, cards, prayers, memories shared, and so much more, we are so grateful for the love and support. Please know that every expression of sympathy provided us with comfort and was very much appreciated. Faith BRIEFS Christian faith is under attack Same-Sex Marriage explored at Lifetree Caf Dykes family Card of Thanks 5th annual St. Joseph Mens Club spaghetti dinner Paul family Card of Thanks

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Local The Star| B5 Thursday, October 25, 2012 Special to The Star The week of Oct. 7-13 was National 4-H Week, and Gulf County is celebrating the 4-H youth and adult volunteers who have made an impact on the community, and are stepping up to the challenges of a complex and changing world. Recent ndings from Tufts Universitys 4-H Study of Positive Youth Development indicate that young people in 4-H are three times more likely to contribute to their communities than youth not participating in 4-H. Notably, the Tufts research discovered that the structured learning, encouragement and adult mentoring that 4-Hers receive play a vital role in helping them actively contribute to their communities. 4-H youth are a living breathing, culture-changing revolution for doing the right thing, breaking through obstacles and pushing our country forward by making a measurable difference right where they live. Here are the most common questions asked about 4-H by youth and adults alike What is 4-H? 4-H is a community of more than 6.5 million young people across America learning leadership, citizenship, and life skills. The 4-H community also includes 3,500 staff, 538,000 volunteers and 60 million alumni. 4-Hers participate in fun, hands-on learning activities supported by the latest research of land-grant universities that are focused on three areas: healthy living, citizenship, science. Youth can experience 4-H by becoming a member of a 4-H club, attending a 4-H camp, or joining school-based or after-school 4-H programs. 4Hers can compete with their projects in contests at the local, state, regional or national levels and also attend conferences and events. What do the four Hs stand for? Head, Heart, Hands, and Health, and they are the four values members work on through fun and engaging programs. Head Managing, Thinking Heart Relating, Caring Hands Giving, Working Health Being, Living When was 4-H founded? 4-H didnt start in one time or place. It began around the start of the 20th century in the work of several people in different parts of the United States who were concerned about young people. How many states have 4-H? 4-H can be found in every county in every state, as well as the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, the Northern Mariana Islands, and U.S. Army and Air Force installations worldwide. 4-H and 4-H related programs also exist in more than 80 other countries around the world. What do 4-H clubs do? Its entirely up to 4-H members and adult volunteers what their 4-H club does! 4-H clubs usually focus on one or more topics of the members choice. They conduct project-related activities, for example, a gardening club may have a year-round garden or a technology club may work on Web design at meetings. 4-H clubs also do lots of community service both in their project area and where they are needed. How old do you have to be to join? How long does it last? In Florida, you can be a full 4-H member from 8 through 18 years of age. Most states also have a program (usually called Cloverbuds) for youth ages 5 to 7. There is also a collegiate 4-H for youth in their college years. Who are some famous people that have a 4-H background? Faith Hill, Reba McIntyre, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Jim Davis (the creator of Gar eld), Al Gore, Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash, Lamar Alexander, Ben Nighthorse Campbell, Herschel Walker and Reggie White are just a few distinguished alumni who are now in entertainment, government, sports, education and business careers. For a full list, visit www.nae4ha.org/4hda. htm. Learn how you can Join the Revolution of Responsibility at 4-H.org/revolution. For more information on joining the Gulf County 4-H program as a 4-Her or adult volunteer contact: Melanie Taylor, Extension Agent II, 850-639-3200, 229-2909, or metaylor@u .edu. 4-H is the youth development program of the Florida Cooperative Extension Service and the University of Floridas Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. 4-H is open to all youth between the ages of 5-18 regardless of gender, race, creed, color, religion, or disability. Walmart hiring center open to ll 250 jobs Star Staff Report Walmart will hire approximately 250 employees to work at the new Walmart store slated to open this winter in Panama City. To provide a convenient location for applicants to apply, a temporary hiring center has been opened by Walmart at the Workforce Center at 625 Highway 231 in Panama City. The hiring center opened Oct. 1 and interested applicants can stop by during the centers hours of operation, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. CT, Monday through Friday. Applicants can also apply online at http://careers.walmart.com. We are hiring both fulland part-time associates, said store manager Tim Cobb. Walmart provides good jobs with opportunities for career growth, and we look forward to talking with candidates who are interested in joining our stores team. Cobb began his Walmart career as an hourly associate in 1994 as a manager in the pet department at a store in Chipley. Cobb said associates are needed to work in all areas of the new store, including supervisory positions. Walmarts bene t program is available to eligible fulland part-time associates and provides a variety of affordable health and well-being bene ts including health care coverage with no lifetime maximum. Walmart also offers eligible associates matching 401(k) contributions of up to 6 percent of pay, discounts on general merchandise, an Associate Stock Purchase Program and company-paid life insurance. Additionally, eligible associates receive a quarterly incentive based on store performance. The majority of associates will begin work in December to help prepare the store for its grand opening. 5 th Annual St. Joseph Catholic Church Mens Club Spaghetti Dinner A fabulous spaghetti dinner, entertainment, sing-along fun, door prizes, and a cash bar featuring Italian Beer and Wine await you at the 5 th Annual SJCC Mens Club Spaghetti Dinner. The dinner will be held on Saturday, November 3 rd 5 7 PM ET, at the church hall. The hall is located just east of the church (20 th & Monument Ave.) on 20 th Street in Port St. Joe. In addition to the Spaghetti Dinner, you will get a salad, garlic bread, and delicious desserts. You will enjoy Italian Accordionist, Tony Minichello and Vocalist and Sing-Along Leader, Marty Jarosz. You may win one of the many door prozes as well. The ticket prices are $8.00 for adults and $4.00 for children ages 5-12. Four-year-olds and younger will be admitted free of charge. Get your tickets from any Mens Club Member, by stopping by the church hall oce (227-1417), at Hannon Insurance, or by calling Mens Club President, Dan Van Treese at 227-8138. Get your tickets early only 192 will be sold. You can also get Spaghetti Dinners to go, if you wish. Member Board LIGHTHOUSE from page B1 oak treenails 1 1/2 in diameter and 9 inches long. All the treenails to have their heads wedged after being driven. The diameter of the grillage, from outside to outside to be 19 feet. Walls: The walls of the tower to be composed of the rst quality hard bummed brick, laid in the best hydraulic Rosendale cement, every fourth course of brick to be headers through the wall. The mortar to be composed of equal parts of cement and sharp clean sand. No mortar to be used after it has been mixed 8 hours. The wall to be circular in plan, outside diameter at the base on the grillage, 17 feet; thickness at base 3 feet. Outside diameter at the top under the copings, 12 feet. Thickness under coping 2 foot. Height of wall from the top of grillage to under side copings, 40 feet. Doors: The tower to have one door 6 feet by 3 feet broad in clear. Sill to be out of cut granite or compact limestone, 8 inches thick; Lintel of the same material 10 inches thick; Jambs of the same material, 7 inches thick. Sill, Lintel and Jambs to have a rebate of 1/2 inches cut in for wooden door. The wooden door to be composed of well-seasoned white pine, to be 3 inches thick, double battened and well nailed, to be provided with two composition hinges, lock and bolt; hinge pintals to be well leaded in the jambs. The sills, lintel and jambs to extend through the wall, the sill and lintel lapping on the jambs. Flooring: The interior of the tower to be led up to the bottom of the door sill with clean pebbles and fragments of rock, and carefully leveled off; on this to be laid 6 inches of concrete, composed of part stone, broken to egg size, one part Rosendale cement, and two parts sand. On this concrete a brick ooring is to be laid in cement, 3 inches thick, with its upper side on a level with the top of the sill. Windows: The tower to have four windows, the top of the top window to be on a level with the springing line of the dome. The sashes and frames to be of clear, sound, well-seasoned white pine. Each window to be glazed with 8 panes of 12x12 inches best quality German glass. The frames to be rebated in a cut granite or compost limestone sill, lintel and jambs, the sill and lintel to lap on the jambs, rebate 1 1/2 inch deep. Thickness of sill, lintel and rebate, 6 inches, all to extend through the wall. Dome: Immediately beneath the coping, the underside of which is touched by the extrados of the dome, is to be sprung a brick dome, 8 inches thick, radius of extrados, 5 feet. Height of inside dome, from springing line, 3 feet 9 feet inches. Coping: The tower to be coped with soapstone 4 inches thick, the pieces composing the outer circle to extend 4 inches within the lantern posts. Exterior diameter of coping 13 1/2 feet. The spandrels between copings and dome to be lled with brick, carefully laid in mortar. Stairs: The stairs to be of the best quality of white pine, 2 inches thick, to be sound, well-seasoned and free of knots; to have 8 inches rise and 15 inches tread at the walls; the tread to project 1 1/2 inch over the riser; thread and riser to be let 4 inches into the wall at one end and fastened to a hollow newel 8 inches square, of the same material, at the other end. The newel to have a hinge door at top and bottom 5x24 inches. The newel to rise through the tower coping to receive the descending weight. Upper Floor: An upper oor to be laid in the top of the tower, top of oor 7 1/2 feet below crown of same. Floor to be composed of white pine timbers 6x8 inches, covered with two thicknesses of 1 inch pine board, well nailed, planned, tongued and grooved at right angles to each other. Floor to ll 2/3 of the circle. Stairs to reach from brick paving at bottom of tower, to top of upper oor. Material all of best quality. A scuttle 22 inches square in clear to be made in coping and dome of cast iron 1 inch thick with 1 inch ange let into coping ush on top and with bottom curved to shape of dome. Scuttle rebated at top for door 1 1/2 inch thick, white pine covered with sheet copper and tted with ____ and fastenings. Ladder: A wrought iron ladder to extend from top of upper oor to scuttle, sides of 3 by 1/4 inch, steps 1 1/2 inch diameter shouldered against sides and riveted over, steps 9 inches apart, ladder 22 inches wide from outside of sides. All wood work of the tower to be well painted in 3 coats of yellow ochre and oil. All brick work, without and within to be white washed with two coats of lime. Lantern: The lantern is to be 16 feet diameter, from outside to outside of angle posts, to be 8 sided. Angle Posts: 8 in number, to be wrought iron, 1 1/2 by 3 inches, set with the 3 inches pointing to the centre, to be 9 1/2 feet long above the copings and to be let in the walls of the tower 3 feet below copings, making total length 12 1/2 feet.--To be rebated 1 1/4 inch deep and 5-16 inch broad for glass. Lower Panels: Of cast iron lling, the space between angle posts to be made 3/4 inch thick, with anges at top, bottom and sides, 3 inches wide all over, ush side to be placed outside. Panels to be 21 inches high, each with a 3 inches diameter ventilator in centre, and to be secured with 2 one inch blots and nuts at top and bottom, passing through one single post and two panels. All the joints between coping and panels, and between panel and single posts, to be made of white and red lead mixed with oil--to be rebated like single posts on tops to receive glass. Upper Panels: In all respects to be like the lower panels, excepting only in height, which is to be 9 inches, and in having a gutter 5 inches deep and broad cast on it. Top of upper panel to be on same level with top of posts, to be rebated like angle post on bottom to receive glass. Rafters: 8 wrought iron rafters, to be 2 inches deep by 1 1/2 broad, to extend from top of angle posts to a wrought iron circle 20 inches diameter, 2 by 2/4 inches thick. Rafter to be secured to angle post by T heads, 2/4 inch blots, and to circle in same manner. Roo ng: To be covered with copper, 32 oz. to the square foot, double capped, and to be made water tight; to be bent down into gutter and well riveted there, and also to be well riveted to bottom of ventilator. Ventilator: One of Emersons patent Ventilator, 20 inches diameter, 4 1/2 feet high, to be well secured on top of wrought iron circle. Sash Bars: 8 wrought iron Sash Bars, 1 1/4 inches deep by 2 inches wide, to be placed midway between top of lower panel and bottom of upper panel, so as to divide each side into equal panes of glass; sash bar to be secured to angle posts by T and 2/4 inch bolts and nuts, to be rebated on upper and under side, like angle posts for glass. Door: One of the lower panes of glass to be set in a wrought iron frame, tted with hinges and fastenings, and hung for a door. Railing: The lantern to be surrounded by a wrought iron railing, composed of 8 post, 1 inch by 3 inch, set opposite to angle post with three inches pointing centre. The lower end of railing post to be well leaded in coping, 2 inches deep and 4 inches from edge, thence curving sharply out to a diameter of 13 1/4 feet; thence perpendicular for a height of 5 1/2 feet above coping; thence curving in on a radius of 1 3/4 feet to the angle post. to which it is to be secured by a T head and blot. There is to be two railing bars of 1 1/3 inch diameter extending around the lantern, the top of the lower one to be 21 inches above coping, the upper one to be placed directly in front of each sash bar. All the iron and copper work to be painted on the outside, with one coat of red lead and oil and two coats of chrome green and oil and all the iron and copper work to be painted on the inside with three coats white lead and oil. Glazing: The lantern to be glazed with 16 panes (2 to each side) of the best quality French plate glass of such size as will ll the before speci ed sides, and to be 1/4 inch thick. The glass to be secured by putty and lead pins, 1/4 inch diameter, 6 lead pins to a pane. Conductor: A copper electrical rod, 2/4 inch diameter, to extend 3 feet above the ventilator of lantern, with forked tops and to reach four feet below surface of ground, turning off from tower obliquely when within 10 feet of bottom. Gutters: A copper gutter o oval form, 1 2/4 by 2 inches to descend from the cast iron gutter, along one angle post to the coping. The entire work is to be completed on or before the rst day of May, 1852, to the satisfaction and approval of the Superintendents of Lights at Apalachicola, Florida or of such person as may be appointed for the purpose of examining the same. No payment to be made to the contractor until the work shall be completed in a faithful and workman like manner, in accordance with the terms of the contract, Separate proposals will be received during and approved as above. the same period, for furnishing materials and erecting at Cape St. George. Florida, a lighthouse, 65 feet in height, singular to the one above described, subject to the same conditions and the work being approved also by the Superintendent of Lights at Apalachicola. Collector and Superintendent of Lights. Next week well cover Cape San Bas & Cape St. George Lighthouse, all dated 1847 1851. Florida 4-H and Gulf County celebrates National 4-H Week

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Local B6 | The Star Thursday, October 25, 2012 But also these ladies are just great community volunteers. There will be four categories judged for the costume contest ages 0-3, 4-7 and 8-12 and a fourth category is for the entire family. After the contest comes the rst tweak to the annual event, which has been a Port St. Joe staple for nearly two decades. Once the costume contest is judged and awards presented, the re whistle will blow to signal the beginning of trick-or-treating up and down Reid Avenue. That wrinkle was brought about for two reasons. First, business owners on Reid Avenue found that kids were coming around for the goodies while the contest was going on and the kids seeking the candy seemed older and not always in costume. Business owners found they were short on candy before those who had dressed for the occasion had a chance to grab some sweets, so the whistle will signal the of cial start of trick-or-treating. This gives the merchants the chance to say they are not ready, to wait for the whistle to blow so all the kids can enjoy the trickor-treating at once, Boyer said. Andy Smith (of Hannon Insurance) came up with that idea and I thought it was a great one. The local Boy Scout lodge will be conducting a Haunted House, cost $3, in the former Tif n Interiors storefront in the 200 block of Reid. In addition, Family Life Church in the 300 block will have hot dogs, chili and candy. Kaotic Ink will be offering temporary tattoos and candy, Fairpoint will sponsor a shing booth and the Junior Service League will hold a candy toss. CVS Pharmacy is offering a free 5 x7 photograph of the wee ones in their costumes. In addition, a car show will be held outside of Portside Trading on Reid Avenue. The second major wrinkle from previous years involves one of the central themes, candy. In a nod to the economic times and the reality that when Ghosts on the Coast began all the storefronts on Reid Avenue were occupied, the emphasis this year is on community. Folks are asked to drop off a bag of candy with their favorite downtown merchant to make Ghosts on the Coast a great night for the young ones. What weve done is ask people to drop off candy with their favorite downtown merchant, Boyer said. That is different this year. People dont realize that some of these businesses pay $200 and $300 for candy to support Ghosts on the Coast. This is a community event. This is a great community and they always chip in. We have had a great response. This really is a great community. Trades & Services GET YOUR AD IN 227-7847 T ODAY! C A LL G ET YOUR AD IN C A LL TODAY 227-7847 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 From A to Z PO Box 364 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 850-340-0756 Gregs Handyman Service & Lawn Maintenance Rays Quality Service NO JOB TOO SMALL! FILE PHOTOS Family is one category for judging, whether of this galaxy or another. GHOSTS from page B1 B6 | The Star Thursday, October 25, 2012 CLASSIFIEDS 89214S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 12000174 CAAXMX JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. SHAO CHANG LIN, et al., Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION TO: Shao Chang Lin and Xiu Lan Lin last known residence: 2009 Palm Blvd, Port Saint Joe, F132456 and all persons claiming by, through, under or against the named Defendants. YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in Gulf County, Florida: LOT 11, BLOCK E, FOREHANDS SECOND ADDITION TO HIGHLAND VIEW, FLORIDA, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL MAP THEREOF ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. has been filed against you and your are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Aldridge Connors, LLP, plaintiffs attorney, at 7000 West Palmetto Park Road, Suite 307, Boca Raton, Florida 33433, within 30 days of the first date of publication of this notice, and file the original with the clerk of this court either before November 19, 2012 on plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition. Dated on October 9th, 2012. Rebecca L. Norris As Clerk of the Court BA Baxter As Deputy Clerk Oct 25, Nov 1, 2012 89172S NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT AMERICAS MINI STORAGE AND OFFICE, INC., INTENDS TO DISPOSE OF OR OFFER FOR SALE THE PERSONAL PROPERTY DESCRIBED BELOW TO ENFORCE A LIEN IMPOSED ON SAID PROPERTY UNDER THE SELF STORAGE FACILITY ACT STATUTES SECTION 83.801-83.89. AMERICAS MINI STORAGE AND OFFICE, INC., WILL DISPOSE OF SAID PROPERTY NO LATER THAN THE DATE OF NOVEMBER 2, 2012. PROPERTY IS LOCATED AT 141 COMMERCE DRIVE, PORT ST. JOE, FL. GULF COUNTY. SALE DATE: Friday, 11/2/2012 9:00 a.m. David and Sara OBarr 477 Pondersora Pines Apt. 7 Port St. Joe, FL 32456 VEHICLE AUCTION 1997 Dodge 3500 1-ton truck, tool boxes, and accessories Oct 18, 25, 2012 90413S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 11-480-CA CENTENNIAL BANK, an Arkansas banking corporation, as successor to Coastal Community Bank, Plaintiff, vs. JERRY PEEK a/k/a JERRY L. PEEK Defendant. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure dated September 21, 2012, entered in Case No. 11-480-CA, in the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit of the State of Florida, in and for Gulf County, Florida, wherein CENTENNIAL BANK, an Arkansas banking corporation, as successor to Coastal Community Bank, is Plaintiff, and JERRY PEEK a/k/a JERRY L. PEEK is Defendant, I will see to the highest and best bidder for cash, at 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida 32456 at 11:00 a.m., (Eastern Time), on November 8, 2012, the following described Property situated in Gulf County, Florida: The South 75 feet of Lot 2, Block 1 of KENTUCKY LANDING SUBDIVISION UNIT ONE, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 2, Page(s) 35, of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS my hand and the official seal of this Honorable Court, on this 12th day of October, 2012. In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Clerk of Circuit Court, Gulf County not later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding at Telephone 850/2296112. REBECCA L. NORRIS Clerk of Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk October 18, 25, 2012 90391S 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 December 16, 2012. 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: October 16, 2012 Ernest W. George CHAIRMAN-CRIMINAL JUSTICE STANDARDS AND TRAINING COMMISSION By: -s-Ashley Hegler, Division Representative Oct. 25, Nov. 1, 8, 15, 2012 90425S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 11-000297-CA COMPASS BANK Plaintiff, vs. JOHN F. ARNOLD; KATHY ARNOLD; JEAN F. ARNOLD; CAPITAL CITY BANK, and any unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, and other unknown persons or unknown spouses claiming by, through and under any of the above-named Defendants. AMENDED NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE is hereby given that the undersigned Clerk of the Circuit Court of Gulf County, Florida, will on the 8th day of November, 2012, at 11:00 A.M. 1000 5th Street, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following-described property situate in Gulf County, Florida: BEING KNOWN AND DESIGNATED AS LOTS FIVE (5) AND SEVEN (7) IN BLOCK SEVEN (7) OF BEACON HILL SUBDIVISON ACCORDING TO PLAT FILED BY M.D. TAYLOR AND H.H. BULLARD IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 2, IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. ALSO: THAT PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN FRONT OF THE ABOVE NUMBERED LOTS, BETWEEN STATE HIGHWAY IN ORIGINAL LOT 3, SECT. 31, T6S, R11W, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, WITH ALL IMPROVEMENTS THEREON. pursuant to the Final Judgment entered in a case pending in said Court, the style of which is indicated above. Any person or entity claiming an interest in the surplus, if any, resulting from the foreclosure sale, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must file a claim on same with the Clerk of Court within 60 days after the foreclosure sale. WITNESS my hand and official seal of said Court this 15th day of October, 2012. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator by mail at P.O. Box 1089, Panama City, Fl 32402 or by phone at (850) 747-5338 at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days. If you are hearing impaired, please call 711. Rebecca Norris CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: B.A. Baxter Deputy Clerk Oct. 25, Nov. 1, 2012 90437S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 23-2009-CA-000502 DIVISION: CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC, Plaintiff, vs. CHRISTOPHER S. BENOIT, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated September 21, 2012 and entered in Case No. 23-2009-CA000502 of the Circuit Court of the FOURTEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for GULF County, Florida wherein JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC1, is the Plaintiff and CHRISTOPHER S. BENOIT; TARA M. BENOIT; 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 15th day of November, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 22, BLOCK 3, RISH ADDITION TO WEWAHITCHKA, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, UNIT ONE, A SUBDIVISION AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2 AT PAGE 16 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 619 EAST CHIPOLA AVENUE, WEWAHITCHKA, FL 32465 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 October 15, 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 F09090069 Oct. 25, Nov 1, 2012 90439S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 23-2011-CA-000356 DIVISION: WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, vs. DAVID E. FOSTER, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated September 21, 2012 and entered in Case No. 23-2011-CA000356 of the Circuit Court of the FOURTEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for GULF County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA is the Plaintiff and DAVID E. FOSTER; PAMELA FOSTER; 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 8th day of November 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: COMMENCE AT AN IRON ROD MARKING THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 9, TOWNSHIP 4 SOUTH, RANGE 10 WEST, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND THENCE GO SOUTH 89 DEGREES 21 MINUTES 33 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE NORTH BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID NORTHEAST QUAR-

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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 F11020733 Oct. 25, Nov. 1, 2012 90445S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 2009 CA 000128 DIVISION: GMAC MORTGAGE, LLC, vs. ELIPHETE YACINTHE, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale date October 11th, 2012, and entered in Case No. 2009 CA 000128 of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida in which GMAC Mortgage, LLC, is the Plaintiff and Eliphete Yacinthe, are defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in/on the front lobby, Gulf County Clerk of Court office, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL 32456, Gulf County, Florida at 11:00 A.M. on the 29th, day of November, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: UNIT 9, EAGLE LANDING SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 51 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 477 PONDEROSA PINES DR. PORT SAINT JOE, FL 32456-7367 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 in Bay County, Florida this 15th day of October, 2012. BILL KINSAUL Clerk of the Clerk Court Bay County, Florida By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk Albertelli Law Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 23028 Tampa, FL 33623 (813) 221-4743 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participation in the proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Court Administration at P.O. Box 1089, Panama City, Florida, 32402. Phone number 850747-5338, 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. Oct. 25, Nov. 1, 2012 90449S IN THE COUNTY COURT, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No. 12-116-CC SE PROPERTY HOLDINGS, LLC, Plaintiff, vs. TIMOTHY P. CROFT AS PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF BETTY MAE HILTON, AND AS PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF PATRICIA LUANN REDD, GLORIA WOOD, AS GUARDIAN OF HARLEY REDD, UNKNOWN HEIRS OF BETTY MAE HILTON or any other parties claiming an interest in the estate of BETTY MAE HILTON, AND UNKNOWN HEIRS OF PATRICIA LUANN REDD or any other parties claiming an interest in the estate of PATRICIA LUANN REDD, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: THE UNKNOWN HEIRS OF BETTY MAE HILTON and PATRICIA LUANN REDD or any other parties claiming an interest in the estate of BETTY MAE HILTON and PATRICIA LUANN REDD YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage lien on real property located in Gulf County, Florida, described as follows: Commence at the SE Corner of Lot 8 in Block 2 of Britt’s Subdivision, Unit No. 1 to the City of Wewahitchka, and run East 208.75 ft., more or less, to the West R/W line of SR No. 71; thence run South along the West side of said SR 71 for 50 ft.; thence run West 208.75 ft.; thence run North 51.99 ft. to the POB. Said land lying and being in Section 24, Township 4 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida. ALSO: Lots 1, 2, and 3, of Unit 1 of Britt’s Subdivision to the City of Wewahitchka, according to the official map or plat thereof on file in the office of the Clerk of Circuit Court, Gulf County, Florida. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, upon Jeffrey P. Whitton, Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is Post Office Box 16, Panama City, Florida 32402, on or before November 17, 2012, and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service upon Plaintiff’s attorney or immediately thereafter, or a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. Dated this 11th day of October, 2012. Rebecca L. Norris Clerk of the Court By: L. Roberts Deputy Clerk Oct. 25, Nov. 1, 2012 90475S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA File No. 12-41PR IN RE: ESTATE OF EDWARD CLYDE PRIDGEON III Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Edward Clyde Pridgeon III, deceased, whose date of death was July 18, 2012, is pending in the Circuit Court for Gulf County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL 32456. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is October 25, 2012. Personal Representative: /s/ Sean Pridgeon Sean A. Pridgeon 1318 Marvin Ave. Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Mel Magidson Jr. Mel C. Magidson, Jr. Attorney for Sean A. Pridgeon FL Bar No.: 261629 528 6th Street P.O. Box 340 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 (850) 227 7800 Fax: (850) 227 7878 E-Mail: mmagidson@ gtcom.net Oct. 25, Nov. 1, 2012 90569S PUBLIC NOTICE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS RFP 2012-12 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 November 16, 2012. Bids will be publicly opened and acknowledged, Friday November 16, 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). The proposal shall include the labor and material 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. *Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) to automatically operate the new horizontal pump based on level. *One (1) Level Transducer *Install starter and transfer switch into existing control panel for across-the-line starting. *VFD shall have a six (6) year 100% Warranty *Provide estimated start and completion dates. 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 Oct. 25, Nov. 1, 2012 90541S PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF INTENT Pursuant to Section 121.055, Florida Statutes, the Gulf County Board of County Commissioners intends to designate the position of Building Official and Mosquito Control Director II as Senior Management Class Positions under the Florida Retirement System, effective October 1, 2012. /s/ William C. Williams, Chairman Attest: /s/ Rebecca L. Norris, Clerk Oct. 25, Nov. 1, 2012 90551S PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS BID NO. 1213-01 The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners will receive bids from any person, company or corporation interested in providing the following: Sale of one (1) 1988 Caterpillar Motor Grader Proposals must be turned in to the Gulf County Clerk’s Office at 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Blvd, Room 148, Port St. Joe, Florida, 32456, by 4:30 p.m., E.T., on Friday, November 2, 2012. Interested parties should contact Public Works Director Joe Danford for additional information at (850) 227-1401. Equipment may be viewed by appointment only Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m. -5:00 p.m., E.T. by calling (850) 227-1401. Please indicate on the envelope YOUR COMPANY NAME OR YOUR NAME, that this is a SEALED BID with the BID NUMBER. Bids will be opened at the above location on Monday, November 5, 2012 at 10:00 a.m., E.T. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA /s/ William C. Williams, III, Chairman Attest: /s/ Rebecca L. Norris, Clerk Oct. 25, Nov 1, 2012 90579S PUBLIC NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that ST. JOE RENT-ALL, INC intends to dispose of or offer for sale the personal property described below to enforce a lien imposed on said property under The Florida Self Storage Facility Act Statutes (Section 83.801-83.809) ST. JOE RENT-ALL, INC will dispose of said property no later than November 3, 2012. Property is located at 706 First Street, Port St. Joe, FL and 131 Volunteer Ave., White City, FL #16 Kevin Bradley Misc Furnishings #30 Frank Cothran Misc Furnishings #33 Ranani Piaalan Misc Furnishings #34 & 58 Tim Degraff Contractor Supplies #56 Melissa McNeil Misc Furnishings #57 Courtney Beachum Misc Furnishings #65 Nick Rushing Misc. Furnishings #84 Veronica Johnson Misc Furnishings #W16 Rebecca Newsome Misc Furnishings Oct. 25, Nov. 1, 2012 *Adopt*:Successful Business Owners, at-home parents love awaits baby. *Expenses paid* *FLBar42311* *800-552-0045* *Patty & Sean* Energetic, creative, and professional couple looking to adopt. Stay at home mom and successful dad ready to share their fun, loving home and devoted family. If you are pregnant and considering adoption or know someone who is, please contact our attorney, Alice Murray, FBN 0794325, at 785-0108 or 1-800-708-8888 for more information. Extra Mile Pet SittingHome visits/overnight in the comfort of your pets home. Gulf & Bay County Diana 227-5770 Dan 227-8225 extramilepetsitting.com YORKIE AKC PUPPIESSweet & Precious 2 females. Will be approx. 8-9 lbs when full grown. 13 weeks old They come with Health Certificate and 1st shots. Asking $500 850-691-7016

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B8| The Star Thursday, October 25, 2012 CLASSIFIEDS emeraldcoastjobs.com Employment Today By JON PICOULTMonster Contributing Writer What do companies like Southwest Airlines, Ritz-Carlton, and Zappos have in common? They hire for attitude and train for skill. Its a simple mantra, but one that has a profound effect on how to successfully recruit and select new employees.Prioritizing soft skills During their hiring process, these companies weigh attitudinalŽ characteristics very heavily. These are personal attributes that its difficult to train employees on „ such as being a people-person, having an upbeat personality, or possessing a keen ability to learn new things. While these firms wont ignore technical skills (Southwest doesnt put unqualified pilots in the cockpit, no matter how bright and cheery they are) they nonetheless look very carefully at these soft skills. These companies gain a lot from this hiring strategy. By focusing on attitudinal characteristics that align with their company brand, these companies reinforce their company culture with each hire. And because theyre hiring people whose values align with that culture, the end result is a workforce thats happier, more engaged and less likely to turn over. But the benefits of this hiring process dont stop there. When a workforce embodies the company brand (think how Southwest employees exude funŽ), it differentiates the customer experience where it counts most „ in consumers one-on-one interactions with your staff. Steps to hiring for attitudeSo how should you go about hiring for attitude, seeding your workforce with true brand ambassadors? You could run your applicants through personality tests and behavioral assessments „ but that can be pricey, timeconsuming, and onerous for the candidates. Fortunately, there are other approaches you can employ to put this strategy in practice. Here are five ways to hire for attitude: 1. Be clear about expectations. Take advantage of candidate self-selection by clearly broadcasting what qualities you look for when hiring staff. For example, if you tell the world that youre in the market for extroverts „ fewer introverts will apply (and thats a good outcome for you and them). By defining what personal qualities youre searching for upfront, you make it more likely that candidates with those attributes will throw their hats into the ring. 2. Be proactive. Dont just wait for people with the right attitude to apply for a job „ spot them in the marketplace and make your pitch! When you see someone who clearly embodies the qualities you want on your team, give them your card and invite them to apply for employment. 3. Focus on the person behind the paper. Gauging attitude from a resume requires insight and vision. Consider how the personal qualities you seek would manifest themselves in a candidates resume and background. For example, individuals who are adept at overcoming adversity might have demonstrated that spirit in how they responded to a layoff. People-oriented extroverts might belong to a variety of business associations and community groups. Skilled communicators likely will design and organize their resume content in exceptional ways. In addition, your interview questions also can reveal attitudinal characteristics. Looking for someone with customer service in their DNA? Ask about the most over-the-top service they ever delivered (the best service people never forget such stories). Looking for someone with a sense of humor? Ask them about the time they laughed the hardest. Whatever attitude you seek to hire, the key is to look beyond the words on the resume and search for more subtle clues about a candidates character. 4. Observe applicants when they think no one is watching Want to see a candidates true colors? Then see how they behave when they think no one is watching. How did the applicant treat your receptionist? Did he strike up conversation with other applicants in the waiting room? Did he eat alone in the cafeteria or introduce himself to a table of strangers? What the candidate says and does outside of the hiring managers view can give you a glimpse into their true personality. Use these clues to help judge if the applicant will be a good fit for your company. 5. Enlist todays stars to spot tomorrows standouts. Toward the end of the hiring process, see if its possible to have your job finalists spend some time shadowing existing employees. This serves two objectives. First, candidates get an unfiltered look at the job they would be performing, so theres less chance of unpleasant surprises and post-hire buyers remorse. Second, by pairing these finalists with the best employees (the ones who embody the desired attitude), your staff can help identify those applicants who have the right stuff. Hiring for attitude is about building a distinctive workplace culture and company brand that, unlike skill sets, cant be easily copied in the market. Its what gives Southwest Airlines, RitzCarlton and Zappos their unique character „ and competitive advantage. Follow the lead of these legendary firms as you look to recruit great candidates.Hiring process: How do you hire for attitude? Featured Jobs SITE/UTILITY CONSTRUCTION COMPANY has immediate full time openings for experiencedHeavy Equipment Operators and Laborersfor South Franklin County area. Please call 850-265-9166 for information.EEO/drug free work force. Contact LornaEMPLOYMENT ADVERTISING SPECIALISTat (850) 747-5019 or Email: lbrown@pcnh.comTo Advertise Your Employment Opportunities Please Contact Our Employment Advertising Specialist EASTERN SHIPBUILDING GROUP MORE THAN A JOB… A FUTURE! 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Thursday, OCTOBER 25, 2012 By TIM CROFT227-7827 | @PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com Lessons learned in phase one will be applied to phase two. That was the takeaway last week as Port St. Joe commissioners discussed ongoing work to replace some 20 miles of aged and rusting water distribution line. The point of contention last week was a holdover, Commissioner Rex Buzzetts frustration at the pace of patching work on driveways and roadways after pipe replacement. That has been on ongoing issue with phase one of the project, which is broken into three phases. The rst phase is aimed at replacing some eight miles of pipe, primarily in areas of Ward Ridge and the city proper. Thus far, city manager Jim Anderson said, roughly ve miles, or roughly 60 percent, of the pipe was in the ground. We still have a lot of work to be done, but there is a lot of pipe in the ground, Anderson said. But Buzzett, expressing his unhappiness with IC Contractors on the pace of asphalt repair work, requested a workshop at which a representative of IC Contractors was present and proposed that the city withhold further payments to the contractor until the pace of patchwork picked up. The cost of that patchwork was at the center of last weeks discussion. Lee Hathaway with IC Contractors said that his company was performing within the parameters of the contract language and that no speci c contract language mandated a timetable for the patchwork, only that it be completed by the completion of the project.Water line distribution work draws criticismSee WORK A9By TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com A Port St. Joe man died last Thursday in a two-car traf c accident on Interstate 10 a mile and a half west of DeFuniak Springs in Walton County. John Thomas PoPo Aguras, 86, died at the scene, just after noon CT, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. According to the FHP, Aguras was headed east on I-10 when he drifted into the adjacent lane of traf c hitting the left front of a second car, ran off the highway, went into a spin and struck two trees. The driver of the second car was identi ed as 55-year-old Orion K. McDaniel of Panama City. He was not injured. Aguras was returning to Port St. Joe from Mississippi. He was born Nov. 27, 1925, in San Francisco. He remained strong, active and full of life until his passing, his family said. After serving in World War II, Aguras became a commercial truck driver. Upon his retirement he moved to Port St. Joe to be near his only child, Melissa Aguras Ramsey, an administrator with the Gulf County School District. As Ramsey put it, her father found a second occupation in Port St. Joe, as her personal handyman, always involved in some project or another, even surprising her with repairs she had not yet approved, loving to get a rise out of her. He loved not only tinkering with his many projects but also playing golf, eating sweets, and talking to everyone. As this reporter could attest, Aguras was a dadgum good golfer for any age. Port St. Joe man killed in I-10 crash Packing up LoveBy TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com Shake your booty to foster more tail-wagging in the county this weekend. Saturday brings the St. Joseph Bay Humane Societys Bow Wow Bash Masquerade Party. The Bow Wow Bash will be held 6-10 p.m. ET at the Centennial Building. The Bow Wow Bash, a dash of food, fun, music and Halloween, represents the major fundraiser each year for the Humane Society. The funding we get from the county and (city of Port St. Joe) is about 20 percent of what it costs to operate the Humane Society for the year, said Sandi Christy of the Humane Society board. The Bow Wow Bash is the one event we count on each year to put us over the top, so to speak. This years event will be By TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com hey came, they saw, they packed. The Semper Fi Sisters, military moms, grandmothers, sisters, aunts and wives, arrived in force last week and enjoyed their fourth annual Beach Blast. More than 70 ladies registered, coming from as far away as South Dakota and Arizona, and stayed the entire four days and nearly a dozen joined them druing the weekend. They headquartered at WindMark Beach, had a blood drive, held educational sessions and, generally, relaxed and escaped from the rigors of daily life on the home front with women of common mission and cause. The culmination of that Blast which included horseback riding on the beach, some personal TLC, time to relax, shopping on Reid Avenue and enjoying the songwriters also in town for a festival was last Saturdays packing party. The Centennial Building was transformed into a factory as lines of folks sorted through tables of items to pack Boxes of Love to deployed soldiers overseas. Those boxes includes items from DEBBIE HOOPER AT JOEBAY.COMMore than 1,100 Boxes of Love were packed in the span of three hours by more than 80 ladies with the Semper Fi Sisters as well as members of the public who showed up to help last week at the Centennial Building. TArea residents hold packing party to send soldiers Boxes of Love See SEMPER FI SISTERS A7 50 For breaking news, visit www.starfl.comSubscribe to The Star800-345-8688For your hometown paper delivered to your home! 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LocalA2 | The Star Thursday, October 25, 2012Stories by CHRIS OLWELL 747-5079 | @PCNHchriso colwell@pcnh.com MEXICO BEACH Weapons, drugs, video games, bootlegged pornography and a computer were among the pieces of evidence that disappeared from the Mexico Beach Police Departments evidence control room, according to a report released last week. In November, the Bay County Sheriffs Of ce released the results of an investigation into the Mexico Beach Police Department in a report that was highly critical of many aspects of the department, including its policies and procedures for ensuring evidence in criminal cases was secure. The report pointed out that the evidence drop box was still not secure; in fact, anyone could reach into the box and pull out whatever was inside. Last week, the Mexico Beach city government released the ndings of an another investigation by the BCSO that spanned several months and found, among the numerous de ciencies, that criminal evidence still was being mishandled. Numerous items including several bags of marijuana, weapons, a computer, a blood sample, a DNA kit and ngerprints were missing. Some had been stolen. A BCSO investigator questioned at length Cpl. Deborah Everett, the police departments evidence custodian during the time the evidence was stolen. She had no good answers to explain what happened, the report says. How critical is it to the Mexico Beach Police Department that evidence is handled properly? Capt. Steve Harbuck asked Everett on Sept. 5. Um, its, its a critical component. It should be, right? Yes, sir. I mean, what good are you if the courts cant depend on your credibility when youre taking peoples personal freedoms away from em and putting them in prison? Yes, sir. Everett has been red, and the police department has been overhauled. City Administrator Chris Hubbard was given authority over the department, and former Chief Brad Hall retired. According to the report, on the eve of an audit of the evidence room by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Everett got around to clearing the evidence in the departments drop box. She nally logged some 47 pieces of evidence that had been sitting there for an unknown amount of time. Other Mexico Beach police of cers would leave their children in the police department headquarters while they worked their shifts. Everett said she trusted these children. On Halloween, a carnival was held in the same room. One of cer who was there, Jesse Burkett, who is being investigated for two battery complaints brought by members of the re department several months after the alleged crimes, said there were known thieves in the building for the carnival.Trial problemsOn April 15, 2011, an Alabama man, his son and his girlfriend were asleep in their room in the El Governor Motel in Mexico Beach. The woman woke up to nd Ronald Lee, a multiple felon, raping her, she would later tell Mexico Beach Police. Her boyfriend fought Lee and held him until police arrived. Lee now faces life in prison if hes convicted of burglary and sexual battery in connection with the allegations. Chief Brad Hall, who had 21 years experience in Mexico Beach, said hed never encountered another crime like it. Lee is set to go trial in November. His case has been continued numerous times since his arrest because prosecutors couldnt get the evidence from the Mexico Beach Police. After more than a year, the police had not collected a DNA sample from the victim, and the judge was running out of patience, according to a letter from prosecutor Rob Sale to Chief Hall. If we do not get the DNA nailed down we will not be able to pursue the sexual battery charge at all because the defense attorney will hammer us for failing to determine this critical piece of evidence which would which would [sic] prove whether the defendant ever even touched the victims vagina, Sale wrote June 19. Sale went on to offer police advice on evidence collection for future reference, but he closed the letter urging the evidence be submitted to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement for analysis right away. Harbuck asked Everett what happened in the case during the September interview. She initially accused the investigator, who is no longer with the Mexico Beach Police either, of dropping the ball. It was J.T.s fault? Everett sighed. Its somebodys fault. Now, OK. The prob, the ultimate fault is on myself. Toward the end of Everetts interview with Harbuck, he asked her what being a cop meant to her, and she broke down. Through tears she wondered, how had the police department come to this. (R)eading Chris Hubbards very rst statement, is that the chief was not an effective chief for three to ve years. If thats true, why did they leave him in place and, and subject us all to that? Why did they not just have the gonads to terminate him? He was at will, terminate him. If they thought we were doing something wrong, if I was, just terminate us. I mean, I dont understand, I dont understand this whole process. I dont know why were here. What got us to this point. On April 10, the Mexico Beach City Council gave Hubbard authority over the Department of Public Safety, which is comprised of both the police and re services. That day, Hall went out on sick leave, and he was placed on administrative leave during the investigation. He has now retired. Essentially, Hall has not supervised the Department off Public Safety since Hubbard took over. YOUR VOTE!COUNTS VOTE! HELP OUR CANDIDATES NOW TO GET OUT THE VOTE Mike Harrison Sheriwww.HarrisonforSheri.com850.227.8706 Jim Norton Superintendent of Schools www.VoteJimNorton.com 850.227.1258 Mitch Burke Property Appraiser www.VoteMitchBurke.com 850.227.5702 John Hanlon Supervisor of Elections John4SOE@gmail.com 850.247.9538 Joanna BryanCounty Commissioner District 3www.Vote4Bryan.com 850.615.5015 Halsey BeshearsState Representative District 7www.HalseyBeshears.com 850.228.1296 Steve Southerland US Representativewww.SoutherlandForCongress.com850.215.6710 Kenny PeakCounty Commissioner District 1carpetco@fairpoint.net 850.227.6077 UPCOMING KEY DATES Absentee Ballots Request Close..........Oct 31, 5PM EST Early Voting Begins-Oct 27 Ends.........Nov 3, 5PM ESTELECTION DAY -NOV 6th Take a carload of Voters to the polls !Membership Communication Committee Goal Now: A RECORD TURN OUT!! Report details problems within Mexico Beach PD BCSO nds misconduct in Mexico Beach PDMEXICO BEACH Talk about a molehill turning into a mountain. What began as a minor dispute between a Mexico Beach police of cer and a re ghter has led to the termination of a supervisor, a reprimand for an of cer and a nding that former Chief Brad Hall lied under oath, misled his staff and supervisors and failed to follow numerous policies, according to a summary report of a Bay County Sheriffs Of ce investigation. City Administrator Chris Hubbard made the report public for the rst time Tuesday during a special workshop of the Mexico Beach City Council. Because the entire investigative report is more than 2,000 pages long, a full analysis of the ndings was not possible Tuesday, but the 60-page summary report indicates Hall violated numerous department policies. According to the report: At least 10 alleged policy violations by Hall, who recently retired, were sustained during the BCSO investigation. The report takes Hall to task for failing to ensure criminal evidence was secure and delivered to prosecutors in a timely manner, for allowing two of cers to travel to Alabama to collect evidence in a rape case in plain clothes on Harley-Davidson motorcycles and for failing to investigate employee complaints. Cpl. Deborah Everett was terminated after the investigation found evidence to sustain she had conducted herself in an unbecoming manner, created a hostile work environment and neglected or failed in her duty by conducting meetings with police and re personnel. Everett, who supervised the police departments evidence control room, allowed numerous pieces of evidence to disappear. Many of the items were stolen; the summary doesnt indicate whether there are suspects in the thefts or what kinds of items were stolen. Of cer Jesse Burkett has been counseled as a result of the nding that he was insubordinate. The report indicates Burkett was insubordinate in written communications with Hall. The investigation began in July at the request of Mayor Al Cathey. Its not clear when it concluded, but investigators were conducting interviews until at least Sept. 10. Hall, Everett and Burkett were suspended with pay during the investigation. The report indicates the trouble began in November when a man attending a re department meeting left his son alone in the police headquarters. Burkett found the boy unattended and escorted him outside. The man, Dan Christopher, was upset with Burkett. In March, Burkett complained to Hall that Everett had been harassing him. Hall said he would investigate the matter but simply cleared Everett without doing so. The BCSO investigation con rmed Everett had created a hostile work environment for Burkett and had incited others to press criminal charges against Burkett. In December, Burkett was involved in a minor dispute with a re ghter. The re ghter led a complaint against Burkett for battery in April. That month, during an interview with investigators with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Hall said the incident was a mountain made out of a molehill. Christopher also led a battery complaint against Burkett in May for the incident with his son. Christopher later told investigators he would have been satis ed with an apology, but he felt pressured by police and re personnel to press charges against Burkett. Hall, Everett and Burkett could not be reached for comment Tuesday night. Hubbard said an investigation by FDLE is ongoing.

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LocalThe Star| A3Thursday, October 25, 2012 VoteJimNorton.com(Pd.Pol.Ad.)PAID FOR ANDAPPROVED BY JIM NORTON, REPUBLICAN SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS (Pd.Pol.Ad.) Kesley Colbert, Gulf County Property Appraiser GULF COUNTY PROPERTY APPRAISER Call me at 227-1681 or learn more at www.VoteDanChristie.comPAID BY DAN CHRISTIE, NO PARTY AFFILIATION, FOR PROPERTY APPRAISER (Pd.Pol.Ad.) EDUCATION Ghostout Program, Mock Car Crashes, Renee Napier Megans Story POLITICAL ADVERTISEMENT PAID AND APPROVED BY JOE NUGENT, DEMOCRAT FOR SHERIFF Wyvonne Shes Our Lady...for Supervisor In the Gneral Election, you will have the opportunity candidate of your choice. I consider myself to be your best choice. I have a lifetime of business and legal backgrounds. I will work for where you come and get the assistance you expect from a public servant. I want to be more than your supervisor. I will be there for you.Wyvonne Griffin Pickett Wyvonne Griffin Pickett 30+ Years of Business Experience...and she will be the best SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS(Pd.Pol.Ad.) Star Staff ReportEarly voting for the Nov. 6 general election gets under way on Saturday and continues through Nov. 3. Early voting locations are the of ce of Supervisor of Elections Linda Grifn in Port St. Joe and the Charles Whitehead Public Library on Second Street in Wewahitchka. On the two Saturdays, voting hours will be 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET, or 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. CT. On Sunday, Oct. 28, voting hours will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. CT. On each weekday during early voting, Monday through Friday, voting hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. ET, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CT. Grif n emphasized that voters bring required photo identi cation for early voting. The deadline to request a mailed absentee bailout is 5 p.m. ET on Oct. 31. Voters must contact Grif ns of ce at 229-6117 or come by 401 Long Avenue in Port St. Joe to make a request for a mailed absentee ballot. After Oct. 31, voters will still be able to request absentee ballots from Grif ns of ce, but the ballot must be picked up by a designee with a signed letter from the voter.By TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com Jack Husband Jr., of Wewahitchka was sentenced last week to spend a minimum of four years in prison for DUI manslaughter. Husband pleaded no contest to the second degree felony, which could have brought him a maximum of 15 years in prison. Circuit Court Judge Shonna Young Gay adjudicated Husband guilty and sentenced him to ve years in prison and 10 years probation. The mandatory minimum Husband must serve is four years. Gay also told Husband that he could petition after ve years to waive the additional term of his probation if he had not violated probation, but that the petition carried no guarantee. Husband, who had no criminal record at the time of the February 2011 accident that resulted in the charges against him, also had his drivers license revoked for life. Husband was driving on State 71 near Jehu Cemetery Road north of Wewahitchka on Feb. 8, 2011, when his vehicle left the roadway and struck Murray Edwin Sedich. Sedich, 22, was a carnival worker from Jacksonville working temporarily in Wewahitchka. He had just left a Dollar Store and was walking along the righthand side of State 71 when he was struck. He died instantly. Husband was arrested in March after blood alcohol tests taken at the time of the accident showed that Husband had a blood alcohol content above the legal limit. A plea agreement was reached with the State Attorney after several factors came to light, in particular evidentiary issues related to handling of the blood taken from Husband. But Husband accepted responsibility for the accident, as evidenced during last weeks sentencing in front of tearful family members.Early voting begins Saturday, Oct. 27Judge sentences Wewahitchka man to ve years for DUI manslaughter Jack Husband Jr. accepted responsibility for the accident, as evidenced during last weeks sentencing in front of tearful family members.

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OpinionA4 | The Star Thursday, October 25, 2012Mama spoiled me I will be the rst to admit that. She didnt spoil me with things; she spoiled me with words. You know what I mean. Anything I had drawn with a crayon, cut out of construction paper, built with Lincoln Logs or written for a school assignment was a masterpiece to my Mama. She would ooh and aah and tell me how wonderful my work was and how talented I was. No matter how ridiculous, any idea I came up with that showed the least bit of ingenuity, she would tell me how great of an idea it was. She never stopped. Her words always were encouraging. Her words kept me going. Mama made me out to be much better than I could dream of being. As I got older, I realized how much I needed to hear Mamas words. Often, I nd myself in situations or conversations where I want to stop and ask, Please, dont you have at least one positive thing to say? I guess what Mama was teaching me was that positive words and encouragement are important for not just me, but for everyone. Like Mama, Im somewhat of a pack rat. The other night, I was going through an old cardboard box of things that I ended up with when my older brother and I were cleaning out Mamas room at the retirement home. There were a lot of pretty party napkins. Mama had limited space, but they were colorful and easy to store in a drawer, so I guess she enjoyed looking at them. It looked like she had probably kept one from each of the parties they had at the retirement home. Maybe I will frame them. The party napkins remind me of Mamas words; they were not fancy or expensive, but they were pretty and meaningful. In the napkins, I found an orange envelope with my name and birth date on it. It was sealed. I gure it was a card Mama was saving for me or had forgotten to give me. My name was printed, the month was written in cursive. I laughed. I remembered a professor in college telling me I probably had a learning disability because in some of the papers I submitted; I would sometimes go from cursive to printing and back again. The professor worried me with this revelation, so I asked Mama about it. What did she say? Mama said, Oh, I do the same thing. That made it alright. I never worried about it anymore. These days, most of my words are typed and if I feel like printing, I will print. If I feel like writing in cursive, I will write in cursive. If I feel like doing both, I will do both. Why? Because Mama said it was alright. Studying the envelope, I held up to the light. I couldnt see through it. It was a birthday card; I knew it was. I carried it around with me for awhile, trying to decide whether I should open it or wait until my birthday. I decided to put it back in the box with party napkins. After a couple of days, I couldnt take it anymore. Everyone was asleep; I started thinking about the envelope. I went down to the basement and sat with the box containing the napkins and the orange envelope. I stared at the box and thought about what might be written in the card contained in the orange envelope. I wanted it to be a long letter telling me how wonderful I was or that everything was going to be ok. I wanted it say, I love you or I miss you. Maybe it didnt have any writing in at all. I would have been really disappointed. Then I started thinking about calling Mama and asking her what was in the orange envelope. We would have talked for an hour about what it could be. The conversation would have strayed to something unrelated; we would have laughed and Mama would have said, I love you. I would have said the same. Mama is gone; I took the orange envelope out of the box and sat down in a chair to open it. It was a birthday card A letter writer on these pages made some excellent points last week about long-term vision and planning among elected ofcials in the county and the city. We would add one more aspect. Those that elected ofcials rely upon in decision-making. That was in stark relief during a workshop last week concerning paving and patching issues during the city of Port St. Joes ongoing work to replace water distribution lines. Commissioners and their constituents have been loudly frustrated and displeased with the pace of the patching to city streets and private driveways once new pipe has been laid in the ground. Commissioner Rex Buzzett had reached a point of moving to withhold pavement until the patching caught up to the line replacement. The contractor had a straightforward reply while sensitive to the predicament of dealing with an angry public, under terms of the contract the contractor could wait until all lines were in the ground before repairing an inch of concrete. Huh? In other words, large swaths of the city could remain chewed up and, in parts, almost impassible, and the contractor would be within the letter of the contract. The city, the contractor suggested, could have bid the paving aspect out in the scope of the contract or under separate cover. Why is the contractor the one alerting commissioners to this salient point months into the contract? This should have been a question on the front end, just as, made evident as discussions with the contractor continued, the question of whether to use directional boring or carve up more concrete as this project to replace some 20 miles of water line moves ahead. Another issue more logically addressed on the front end of the contract. What angered Buzzett in particular was correspondence between the citys consultant on the project, its engineers of record, and the construction contractor that highlighted some projects noted two months prior remained unaddressed. But that correspondence was effectively a moot exercise since the contractor was working within the letter of the contract. This is the citys new water surface water treatment plant debacle in miniature. And the commissioners continue to deal with problems at the plant that should have been addressed on the front end by whatever expert was being paid taxpayer money to supply the city with the expertise. As Kenny Wood, brought in at virtually no cost to provide an experienced set of eyes at the plant, detailed last week, basic maintenance and equipment upkeep protocols are now being put in place. A monthly checklist was being developed, maintenance protocols crafted all of which logic would again indicate should have been front-end items on a $21 million plant. A surface water treatment plant that has been labeled a white elephant that the city was stuck with by Mayor Mel Magidson in a bit of truthiness too unusual in todays government. Just as the very root of the problems with that new plant the water leaves the plant ne, it just doesnt arrive at a lot of taps in that same condition should have been a known on the front end. The lack of an accurate and complete map of the existing distribution system, the age of water lines, the lack of an existing and ongoing ushing program, somewhere on the front end, from the array of experts state and local, all that should have sent off some alarms concerning a plant the city wrestles with years after its going online. Not that the city occupies this corner alone. The Board of County Commissioners continues to jump down a rabbit hole of physical consolidation at Howard Creek, having spent hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars on a concept that never had a chance given the low-lying location the county was somehow determined to pursue. The county is only now, years after whacking departments involved of personnel, erecting the building it had to take off a company loading dock or lose, a building that was in need of upkeep before getting off the ground. The consolidation of the Chamber and Economic Development Council by the BOCC set economic development in the county back at least a year, and commissioners have used every excuse offered to rebuff the will of the people on county-wide voting. The county has also effectively expended all of its road bond money, but taxpayers will be paying that long-term debt through 2031. That might be the same year the city of Port St. Joe is able to crawl from under its nearly $20 million in long-term debt, most of it the result of infrastructure improvements tied to that water plant and resulting lines threaded throughout the county. The gaze in the rearview mirror reveals a string of costly mistakes for which taxpayers picked up the tab. And in large measure that tab was bigger due to a lack of foresight demonstrated when it comes to spending large sums of money. That lack of foresight extends beyond elected ofcials to those they rely upon, and pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in public money to for their expertise, in decision-making. But only to the extent that elected ofcials continue to repeat what can be easily seen in the rearview mirror.It was quadruple jeopardy for me Keyboard KLATTERINGSThe orange envelopeThe rearview mirror TiIM CrROFtTStar news editor Pumpkins werent hard to come by. They were laying in elds from Mr. Brooks back pasture all the way out both sides of the Como Road. The cherry bombs we bought from the disabled veteran who lived over on Forrest Avenue. I dont recollect exactly how we put the two together. It was an awkward age for us. We were too old to dress up like the Lone Ranger and trick or treat for candy. We also had outgrown the annual Halloween Carnival at the high school. Come on now, we were big-time freshmen; we were way too hip to bob for apples, throw darts at multicolored balloons or hang around the cake walk with our parents. But we were too young to drive. Can you think of a worse dilemma? Its hard to look cool when you have to walk to the Park Theatre for the feature presentation. It was more than embarrassing when Jackie Burns would pull up in his Ford and ask, You boys want a ride to town? We looked like we were on top of the world holding down that back booth out at Franks Diary Bar but the truth of the matter was we didnt have a way to leave. Im not making excuses for what happened. It was like Ricky told them at the police station after they hauled us in, It was a bad idea that got multiplied! Adolescence is just a term in Dr. Freuds book unless you happen to be one. It took a decently sharp knife and a minute or two to empty out a pumpkin. Drop a cherry bomb in that thing, and the explosion would send tiny chunks of mucus and rind ying in every direction. Twisting two cherry bombs together would give you even more range. You might think how silly and juvenile today. We were wild with anticipation that Halloween night of 1961. Lets test it out on Miss Boaz. Yogi had hollowed out an averagesized pumpkin, and he was raring to go. I started to protest. Mrs. Boaz was our nearest neighbor. If it somehow got back to my Daddy that we had crossed the line with a next door friend, hed kill me graveyard dead or worse. At a younger age, I would have just walked away in search of some easy candy. Older, I certainly would have stood up for my neighbor against such a hairbrained scheme. At 14, I was trying so hard to t in, to be one of the guys. And, I must admit, blowing up pumpkins wasnt much fun if you couldnt share it with some unsuspecting soul. Squeaky knocked on the door. Yogi waited a long second and rolled the loaded pumpkin up the sidewalk toward the front steps. We were racing across the street for some evergreen bushes when the thing went off. We turned in time to see the porch light come on and Mrs. Boaz step out. Its a scene still frozen in time. Halloween night, the eerie gloaming from the 60-watt bulb, the innocent bystander looking toward the skies as for an explanation and tiny shards of pumpkin meat, rind and seed seemingly suspended in mid air. As soon as the coast was clear, we broke and ran for the pumpkins scattered in Mr. Brooks back eld. We were laughing so hard I couldnt catch my breath. The thrill of victory already had clouded my judgment. How many cherry bombs do we have? Squeaky was counting on a memorable night. We each borrowed a pumpkin from the expansive patch and started for town, scraping out the insides as we went. The town square sh pond was the next victim, and we didnt have to run. We just moved behind the World War I cannon and watched the water rise in the air. If the giant goldsh were startled at all, they didnt let on. We rolled two pumpkins at once down the slight incline of Broadway Street. One explosion went off in front of Tri-County Electric, the other made it all the way to the Ben Franklin Store. The town was closed for Halloween night so we werent drawing much of a crowd. Jerry thought of the haunted house. The Jaycees had put up a giant tent across from city hall, built rooms out of cardboard walls, blackened all the lights and lled it with horror items and traps and missteps around every bend. We rolled lighted up pumpkins under three sides of that house. Youve never heard such screaming and yelling. It was like Nightmare on Elm Street 20 years before the movie came out. Men, women, boys and girls led out of that place with pumpkin innards plastered to their skirts, jeans, tennis shoes and hair. Yogi, Ricky, Squeaky, Jerry, Billy B. and I were the most innocent bystanders ever seen in those parts. A quick trip back to Mr. Brooks eld to reload and we were sneaking into the side door to the high school auditorium. We were guring on a simultaneous attack on the shing booth, the bag bean toss and the cake walk. We were lighting up just as night patrolman Jim Dick Crews was easing in to take his chance at winning Mrs. Crawfords seven-layer coconut cake. He nabbed Yogi and Jerry with the lit match in their hands. The guilty accomplices were caught pumpkin handed. At least we got a free ride back to town. We didnt count on the angry Jaycees. Mrs. Boaz, bless her heart, forgave us with a laugh. The folks at TriCounty Electric werent so charitable about their broken window. We never got a report from the sh. I wish Jim Dick would have locked us up; he called our parents instead. The treating was over. The tricking was just beginning. Happy Halloween, 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. 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Letters must be in good taste and The Star reserves the right to edit letters for correctness and style. SHARE YOUR OPINIONS CRANKS from page A4with a cartoon of an older fellow working on a beat up old truck. The truck was obviously falling apart. The words on the front said, As we get older, were a lot like vintage cars When I opened it, I read the punch line printed in the card. It said something about maintenance costs getting higher and parts being harder to nd. What did Mama write on the card? The rst time I read it, I was disappointed. No I love you, no advice on life and no heaping praise telling me how wonderful I was. Then I read it again. My eyes lled up and my nose dripped. It was exactly what I needed. The most beautiful word from the most wonderful woman who spent her life telling me and my brothers how great we were and how we could do anything we wanted to do. She had written only one word. The rst two letters were printed; the second two letters were in cursive. She simply signed the card, Mama. For with that one word, I have it all. I have every memory, every word of encouragement and all the love I could ever ask for. Find more stories at www. CranksMyTractor.com. For senior citizens, the most important decision you will make this fall comes in the form of choosing the most appropriate Medicare coverage options for next year. Medicares 2013 open enrollment period runs through Dec. 7. For most current enrollees, thats the only time to make coverage changes for the coming calendar year (exceptions are made if you later move outside your plans service area, qualify for nancial assistance or a few other situations). Several changes to Medicare take effect in 2013, including: Medicare Part D participants who reach the so-called doughnut hole coverage gap will begin receiving a 52.5 percent discount on brand-name prescription drugs and a 21 percent discount on generics, compared to 2012s 50/14 percent rates. Medicare will begin covering additional preventive and screening services, including assessments and counseling for depression, alcohol misuse, cardiovascular disease and obesity. A redesigned Medicare Summary Notice, which explains what your doctor/ provider billed for, the Medicare-approved amount, what Medicare paid, and what you must pay. Medicare also recently overhauled its website (www.medicare. gov), adding many new features and simplifying the language and site navigation. For example: The homepage now provides direct links for common tasks like applying for Medicare, changing plans, calculating costs, researching what different plans cover and more. Search for whether a speci c test, item or service is covered under Original Medicare (Parts A and B). Quick links to replace a lost Medicare card, nd a Medicare Advantage (Part C) or prescription drug plan (Part D). Find doctors and other health professionals, nursing homes, hospitals, home health services and health/drug plans, and make side-by-side comparisons of costs and care provided. It can be accessed on mobile devices like tablets and smartphones, so you can seek information anywhere, anytime. Brie y, Medicare provides health care bene ts to people age 65 and older and those under 65 with certain disabilities or end-stage renal disease. For most people, the initial enrollment period is the seven-month period that begins three months before the month they turn 65. If you miss that window, you may enroll for the rst time between January 1 and March 31 each year, although your coverage wont begin until July 1. To apply for Medicare online, visit www.ssa. gov/medicareonly. Medicare plans and coverage options include: Part A helps cover inpatient hospital, skilled nursing facility, hospice and home health care services. Part B helps cover doctors services, outpatient care and some preventive services. Its optional and has a monthly premium. Part C (Medicare Advantage) offers plans run by Medicare-approved private insurers as alternatives to Original Medicare. Most cover prescription drugs and some include extra bene ts at additional cost. Youre usually required to use the plans provider network. Part D helps cover the cost of prescription drugs. Its optional and carries a monthly premium. These privately run plans vary widely in terms of cost, copayments and deductibles and medications covered. Some people also purchase additional Medigap (Medicare Supplemental) insurance offered by private insurers. It follows strict government coverage guidelines and helps pay for many items not covered by Medicare, including deductibles, copayments and coinsurance. Understanding and choosing the right Medicare options can be complicated and time-consuming. For assistance, call 800-633-4227 or read Medicare & You, a highly detailed guide that explains Medicare in easy-to-understand language; its found at www.medicare.gov. Jason Alderman directs Visas nancial education programs. To Follow Jason Alderman on Twitter: www.twitter. com/PracticalMoney. Gulf County politicsDear Editor: Many Letters to Editor during the past few months have expressed concern about the inept, incoherent and sometimes incomprehensible public policies and political activities in Gulf County, culminating with Katherine Shimonis We breathe water. A partial explanation to those questions is contained in my email to Barry Sellers, executive director, Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Sellers: I am withdrawing from the Gulf County Chamber of Commerce and request a refund of Retracs membership fees. It is obvious that our membership is incompatible with established Chamber modus operandi. David Warriner, the host of Gulf County Chambers Networking at Noon, scheduled Oct. 24 at the Thirsty Goat, cancelled me as the scheduled speaker. He felt that my presentation, Business owners are citizens, too! a discussion of how Chamber members can protect their businesses from commercial predators, nancial manipulators or autocratic banking services, using the U.S. Constitution, was, Too Controversial. The U.S. Constitution is too controversial to discuss at a social gathering of Gulf County Chamber of Commerce members? WOW! I did not realize that the protocol for Gulf County residency required surrendering ones U.S. citizenship. I cant do that. I took an Oath. I would suggest that the Gulf County Chamber should include on its web site a disclaimer that membership in the Chamber may not be appropriate for U.S. military veterans. Participating in the Chambers policies and practices can violate their Military Oath, unless their Oath expired when they left military service. However, for the U.S. Military Of cer Corps, membership in the Gulf County Chamber is absolutely inappropriate. The Oath of Commission sworn to by U.S. military of cers -never expires -and states that they will support, protect, and defend the U.S. Constitution and disobey any Order that violates the US Constitution. For those of us who volunteered for combat, and its consequences, the imprint of our Oath is indelible. The dire economic situation of Gulf County is mostly a result of selfin icted wounds, most of which can be attributed to local politicians, local business interests, and residents ignoring the U.S. Constitution and the protections it affords U.S. citizens. The situation is exacerbated by kowtowing to the rear-viewmirror-views of the good old boys -whoever they may be. The good old boys (GOBs) sounds like a motorcycle club comprised of senior citizens who are suffering from mild dementia. Florida receives the highest annual federal spending of any state in the U.S. at $30,000 per person, per year. However, Gulf Countys per person, per years income is only $17,000. Ignoring the U.S. Constitution and allowing the GOBs to manipulate Gulf Countys public and private sectors procedures and processes -may cost each Gulf County resident $13,000 per year. How many members in your family? Multiply that number by $13,000 and that is what Kowtowing to the GOBs can be costing you each and every year. Gulf County residents can increase the average annual income per person, per year anytime they would like -to take appropriate action. Getting the local public of cials to start conforming and complying with the U.S. Constitution is relatively easy, simple, free and can happen at any time. Public of cials and public employees take Oaths of Loyalty and Oaths of Of ce. Their Oaths require them to support, protect and defend the U.S. Constitution as a condition of their employment. Under Florida Statute, violating either Oath can get them immediately removed from their position. No voting is required, no trial, no hearing, and no cost. An ad hoc adjudicator reviews a complaint and makes a decision. Getting members of the business community to stop kowtowing to the GOBs may be more dif cult. Old habits are hard to break. The only salvation for Gulf County may be for GOBs to get plexiglass stomachs so they can see the road ahead, expand their vision and perhaps begin to incorporate Gulf Countys best interests with their own immediate self-interests. I am working on that. If you know the initials of any of the GOBs, please send them to me at jcomer@retrac.com so I can individualize each members plexiglass stomach with the members initials. Again, Mr. Sellers, I would like a refund of the membership fees for Retrac. Retracs further participation in the Chambers affairs in Gulf County is obviously inappropriate. Thank you. Cura Communis. JohnJohn M. ComerPort St. JoeFacts about gun rightsDear Editor: I received an NRA mailing today about gun rights. The mailing endorses the reelection of Steve Southerland and intimates that the Obama administration is anti-gun. So here are the facts concerning that false supposition: In February 2009, Outdoor Life received a letter from a hunter worried about how President Obama would address 2nd Amendment gun rights if another mass shooting would occur. Not sure which shooting he was referring to. Are we law abiding sportsmen going to have to pay the price for another problem? President Obamas response written on White House stationary was short and resolute. I believe in the 2nd Amendment and the rights of sportsmen like you. Period. Sincerely Barack Obama President Barack Obama believes the Second Amendment creates an individual right, and he respects the constitutional rights of Americans to bear arms. He will protect the rights of hunters and other law-abiding Americans to purchase, own, transport and use guns. Ted Kennedys bill had nothing to do with hunting ammo. The bill sought to ban protective body armor piercing ammo. I have not seen any deer roaming around wearing body armor and Im sure law enforcement is not in favor of bad guys having such ammo. Maybe Sheriff Nugent would care to comment on that. President Obama signed a bill allowing loaded rearms in most national parks. As a US Senator Obama has not pushed for a 5-mile limit on gun shops and it is not part of his presidential campaign. Obama has made no statement for a Second Amendment test for his Judicial appointees. The Obama administration has agreed to talk about writing a UN treaty to regulate arms imports and exports which in no way bans their possession. Most of this stuff is put out by the NRA which receives a great deal of its funding from gun and ammo manufacturers. Some folks believe it and run out and buy another couple thousand rounds of ammo and maybe another assault ri e, more pro ts for the manufacturers who send another big check to the NRA. All this false or misleading information can be dismissed by going to Politifact or Factcheck. For those of us who remember the TV series Dragnet, an often stated line by SGT. Joe Friday (Jack Webb), was The facts maam, just the facts. Am I a gun owner? You bet your bullets!Tom KnochePort St. Joe JASON ALDERMANGet ready for Medicare open enrollment OpinionThe Star| A5Thursday, October 25, 2012 Letters

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LocalA6 | The Star Thursday, October 25, 2012 This means you. THE FLU ENDS WITH U (Pd.Pol.Ad.) www.VoteMitchBurke.com 850-227-5702 MitchYour vote makes a difference and is the greatest support you can give. I humbly ask for your vote on November 6th. AVOTEFOR MITCH BURKEISAVOTEFOREXPERIENCEIN THE FIELD...from years of experience in the Property Appraisers ofce in one of the largest counties in Central Florida to managing and valuing land assets of thousands of acres for one of the largest private landholders in Florida, MITCH HAS THEEXPERIENCE. IN THE OFFICE ...from managing a staff as large as 45 personnel, to budgeting and long term planning, MITCH HAS THEEXPERIENCE. IN THE PUBLIC ...from public meetings and workshops, to boardroom presentations, MITCH HAS THEEXPERIENCE. EDUCATION AND BACKGROUND...from a B. S. Degree in Economics from Florida A&M University to extensive courses in property valuation and assessment administration... to over 25 years of working in both public and private sectors, MITCH HAS THEEXPERIENCE. I had the privilege of working with Mitch in the Seminole County Property Appraisers Ofce. I know that Mitch is a professional, who has the experience, knowledge and integrity to run the Gulf County Property Appraisers Ofce with great skill for the citizens of Gulf County. Mitch can hit the ground running if he is elected! I am proud and honored to endorse Mitch Burke for Gulf County Property Appraiser. David Johnson, CFA Seminole County Property Appraiser The RIGHT PERSON, at the RIGHT TIME, for the RIGHT REASON. Its time! PLEASE COME JOIN US FORChristmas Open HouseSATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 201210 OCLOCK UNTIL 5 OCLOCK ESTLOTS OF PRIZES AND IN-HOUSE SPECIALSSERVING LUNCHFROM 12 TILL 2PM ESTComeHelpUsKickOfftheHolidaySeason 328 Reid Ave., Port St. Joe, FL 850-227-1950 PLEASE COME JOIN US FOR Christmas Open House 15% OFF ALLCHRISTMASITEMS!* SERVING LUNCH FROM 12 TILL 2PM EST*EXCLUDES WILLOW TREE ITEMS 1107851 FOR A BETTER GULF COUNTY COMMISSIONER GULF COUNTY DISTRICT 1 I WANT TO GO TO WORK FOR YOU! POLITICAL ADVERTISEMENT PAID FOR AND APPROVED BY KENNY PEAK, REPUBLICAN FOR COUNTY COMMISSIONER DISTRICT 1(Pd.Pol.Ad.) I WILL WORK TO CREATE JOBS STOP WASTEFUL SPENDING LIFE-LONG RESIDENT OF GULF COUNTY AS THE OWNER / OPERATOR OF CARPET COUNTRYFOR OVER 25 YEARS, I HAVE THE EXPERIENCE AND LEADERSHIP NEEDED TO REPRESENT GULF COUNTY WITH A PLAN FOR SMART ECONOMICAL GROWTH FOR GENERATIONS TO COME! Gun ShowOctober 27th & 28thPanama City Panama City Fairgrounds Fairgrounds2086094Sat 9 -5 Sun 10-4C o n c e a l e d W e a p o n s C l a s s S a t / S u n 1 1 a m o r 2 p m Floridagunshows.com FREE PARKING CHRISTMAS AT THE CREEK CRAFT FAIRSATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2012WETAPPO CREEK VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT6 MILES WEST OF WEWAHITCHKA ON HIGHWAY 22 DOWN KEMP CEMETERY ROAD By TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com With the holidays nearly upon us, the need for volunteers grows. Following is a rundown of volunteer opportunities to allow folks to invest in the community. Contact the Gulf County Chamber of Commerce, Trish Petrie at Turtle Beach Inn or Tim Croft at tcroft@ star .com to provide additional opportunities. Goodwill Career Training Center needs volunteers to tutor or mentor. Many participants at the center need help completing their GED, including language, writing, mathematics and computer skills. Call Tandra Burns at 229-1273. Volunteer to teach a Junior Achievement class at the fth-, eighthor high school-level, and help teach students real life skills. Junior Achievement teaches children about running businesses, managing money and preparing to get a job. All of our classes are taught by volunteers from the community. Whether you are an employee, employer, retiree or stay-at-home parent, Junior Achievement values the life experiences you can share with the students while teaching. All volunteers are provided course kits that have everything you need to teach a class and training to help you feel more comfortable in the classroom. A class lasts 5-7 weeks, depending on the age group, and meets once each week, during the school day, for an hour. The amount of commitment time is 5-7 hours to teach the class, two hours for training and your preparation time, which varies from person to person. The classes are sponsored by individuals and businesses in the community, and by the Tapper Foundation and Port St. Joe Capacity Building Fund. There is no cost to the school or the volunteer. Junior Achievement is a non-pro t, educational organization dedicated to teaching students K-12. We provide 13 classes at the fth, eighth and high school levels in Port St. Joe, and six classes at the eighth and high school levels in Wewahitchka. For information, contact: Jackie Brooks at jabay@knology.net or call at 850-624-0524. Covenant Hospice is in need of volunteers in Gulf County. Covenant Hospice provides a special kind of caring for persons with life-limiting illnesses, their families and loved ones. We offer many volunteer opportunities for all ages, to t into any schedule. Volunteers receive free specialized training to provide companionship and support to patients and families, or to assist with fundraising, administrative support and community outreach. To become a part of our Covenant Hospice team, call Shelley Frazier, volunteer services manager at 850-785-3040. Training can be at your location. Abused and neglected children need a voice in court. There are several children without volunteer advocate representation in Gulf County. The 14th Circuit Guardian Ad Litem Program wants these children spoken for. Be a strong, dependable voice, appointed by the court, to support these children. Training classes available. Call 7475180 for more information and an application. Volunteers are needed to assist greeting guests and doing of ce duties at the St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge of ce in Apalachicola. Introduce visitors to displays and information about St. Vincent Island. Call 850653-8808 and ask for Charlotte if you can help on Mondays and/or Wednesdays.Volunteer opportunities abound

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LocalThe Star| A7Thursday, October 25, 2012 (Pd.Pol.Ad.) BURKEPROP PP Political advertisement paid for and approved by Mitch Burke, Republican for Property AppraiserPd.Pol.Ad. E E 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. catered by Sunset Coastal Grill and its executive chef Ian Williams. Guests will enjoy a cash bar, masquerade contest (costumes for attendees is strictly optional) and there will be live music. There will be silent and live auctions (credit cards accepted) that will culminate with the drawing for a new iPad. (Tickets for the iPAd drawing are $10 or three for $25 and are available at various locations around Port St. Joe, the Bow Wow Beach Shop on Reid Avenue and at www.bowwowbash.org). The auctions will include items from local artist Jan Sapte, including a handcrafted fused-glass plate and handmade quilt featuring seabirds pictured here; a two-night stay at the Windsor Court Hotel, a 4-Diamond hotel in the French Quarter in New Orleans; a spa/ golf package at the Silverado Resort in Napa; a 10-person Mad Hatter Murder Mystery Dinner hosted by Jill and Mike Davis; and a number of other quality items that Christy has lined up. Prizes will also be awarded to the winners of the costume contests, including Best Couple, Best Man, Best Woman and Best Overall. Door prizes will be given throughout the event. All proceeds from this function are go to the Humane Society and its mission to help the animals of Gulf County. The Humane Society currently has 56 dogs and 29 cats at the shelter; 12 dogs training in the DAWGS in Prison program; and four dogs and six cats in foster care. The DAWGS in Prison program spearheaded by the Humane Society has saved more than 230 dogs, and provided life skills to even more inmates at the Gulf Forestry Camp over more than three years. The DAWGS in Prison program, a free spay and neuter program the Humane Society offers in Gulf County, outreach during SaltAir Farmers Markets and other events to increase animal adoptions, have come to fruition due to a dedicated staff and a small army of volunteers. We have very generous people who visit us and also very generous volunteers who live here, Christy said. None of this would be possible without them. But it is very dif cult to continue to do more with less. Our shelter is over ve years old and our costs are up. Hundreds of animals are abandoned every year in our area and money raised at events like the Bow Wow Bash helps us comfortably house and care for them while they are waiting for their forever homes. Tickets for the nighttime event are $30 each or $300 for a reserved table for 10 which includes a free drink ticket per person. All proceeds bene t the St. Joseph Bay Humane Society and the animals of Gulf County. Tickets are available at Bow Wow Beach Shop on Reid Ave. in Port Saint Joe or at St. Joseph Bay Humane Society on 10th Street in Port Saint Joe or by emailing: www.bowwowbash.org. For more information contact www. sjbhumanesociety.org or www.bowwow bash.org. The St. Joseph Bay Humane Society is a 501 (c) 3 nonpro t organization that serves all of Gulf County. BOW WOW BASH from page A1around the world, Australia and Germany included, and also 13 golden tickets from the Gulf County Tourist Development Council that offered the recipient overseas a getaway to Gulf County upon discharge. By the end of the afternoon, nearly 1,200 boxes, averaging 10 pounds per box, or 12,000 pounds of love, had been packed and labeled for shipping, said Brenda Garth, founder and president of Semper Fi Sisters. We could have done more, we had addresses and labels, but we ran out of items to put in the boxes, Garth said. And that all happened in the course of three hours. Some of the boxes will be followed to their destination and The Star will follow them and report on their presentment to troops overseas. For Garth, the satisfaction outweighed the exhaustion of pulling off her fourth Beach Blast, which has grown from 12 women packing three dozen boxes to 80 women packing more than 1,000. I am tired, but I am thrilled, Garth said. Overall it went really well. We already have ladies registering for next year which is a good thing that they are even talking about it. Everybody had a great time. They loved it all. They were taken aback by the friendliness and welcoming from the people of the town. They had read about it, but they had to see it for themselves. They loved it and they loved all the people. SEMPER FI SISTERS from page A1

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LocalA8 | The Star Thursday, October 25, 2012 (Pd.Pol.Ad.)Paid for by Joanna Bryan, Republican, for County Commission Dist. 3 I need your help and Im asking for your vote.It is a crucial time for our Country and for Gulf County. We face many challengeswhich will determine the future direction for us all. Gulf County clearly needs commissioners who will carefully consider the best of all potential solutions and make decisions based on what is best for the citizens of Gulf County.Our County is funded by your hard-earned tax dollars. The business of the County should be conducted professionally and eciently to help save your money.If elected, I pledge to:Promote responsible economic growth and job creation Cut unnecessary spending while safeguarding essential services and infrastructureAct in good faith and in the best interest of the citizens of Gulf CountyBe polite and respectful to all who come before the commissionMaintain open communication with individuals and businessesIt is time for our County government to work together for a better future for Gulf County. dbutler@coastalcoverage.com Locally owned and operated Home Business Auto Health Workers Comp 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 COLLINSCONSTRUCTIONOF ST. GEORGE ISLAND, INC &SEWAGE TREATMENT SERVICESOVER 30 YEARS EXPERIENCE OURSERVICESINCLUDE: AFTER HOURS & EMERGENCY SERVICE PROVIDED 850.670.5790MAINTENANCE@JCOLLINSCONSTRUCTION.COM Auction, golf tourney to honor vetsSpecial to The StarThe St. Joseph Bay Golf Club will host a silent auction and golf tournament to bene t the Camp Gordon Johnston WWII Museum Nov. 9-10. As part of a full weekend event, a reception will be at 6 p.m. ET Nov. 9 with hors doeuves, and beer and wine, for a $10 entry fee. A cash bar for spirits also will be available, and live music by George Boyer & Cletus Heaps. A silent auction will take place with auction items including items such as limitededition prints of historic military and cultural events, and area hotel stays. Some of the items can be seen at CampGordonJohnston. com or stjoebaygolf.com. A bene t golf tournament will then be Nov. 10 with proceeds to support the Camp Gordon Johnston WWII Museum and the St. Joseph Bay Golf Club. The club is open to the public and the tournament will be a four-player, scramble format, kicking off at 12:30 p.m. ET with a short ceremony to honor Americas veterans and a 1 p.m. shotgun start. A meal and awards ceremony will follow. Cash prizes for the tournament include $400 to the rst-place team, $350 for second place and $200 for third place. A Hole-In-One Challenge will offer a $10,000 cash prize. The Camp Gordon Johnston WWII Museum has been honored by Smithsonian Magazine for six straight years and is dedicated to preserving the memories of the amphibious soldiers who trained at the camp, which is in Carrabelle. The museum houses over 10,000 square feet of artifacts, vehicles, photos, memorabilia and memories of the soldiers, sailors and other military, as well as civilian, personnel who trained at the camp during the WWII years. Hole sponsorships are available and tournament registration information can be found at www. stjoebaygolf.com or by calling 2271751. Special Lodging Packages are available starting at $69.99/ single, $89.99/double. Call the Mainstay Suites at 229-6246 for a reservation. The event is being supported by the Gulf County Tourist Development Council.THE PORT ST. JOE STARFIND US ON FACEBOOK @PSJ_StarFOLLOW US ON TWITTER

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LocalThe Star| A9Thursday, October 25, 2012We could have paved one time at the end of the project and been within the parameters of the contract, Hathaway said. Hathaway said that cost was a critical issue that paving contractor C.W. Roberts would charge based on the number of jobs crews would be working on a certain date or a week. The fewer the projects, the more costly. Therefore, Hathaway said, the contractor was waiting until patch projects build up in inventory to call in Roberts Contractors. The amount of rain early in the project was also a mitigating factor as far as pace, Hathaway added. He said another contractor was not the solution. (Roberts is) worth the money and time to wait on them, Hathaway said. The problems, as noted in earlier meetings by Buzzett, have been particularly prevalent along Garrison Avenue and areas of Bird Alley and Bellamy Circle, which had been on a list of projects for more than two months, but were still not completed. But Hathaway said that C.W. Roberts had been out in the city the week prior and completed 11 patch projects and would be completing a list of another 14 patch projects last week. Hathaway said as long as the weather cooperated, the patches currently in need of completion should be nished by the rst of this week. Buzzett said as long as that work was completed, he would not offer his motion to stop payments to IC Contractors until the patchwork issue was resolved. But he made clear he hoped commissioners would join him in tweaking the process for the next phase of the project. We are going to make some changes, you can count on that, Buzzett said. The rst would be to follow the path suggested by Hathaway and bid out the patch projects separately or as part of the full scope of work for the replacement of water distribution lines. Commissioners also discussed directional boring for the lines instead of cutting pavement. Commissioner Bill Kennedy said that the less the pavement is bothered, particularly at intersections, the more stable it remains. Kennedy said the pros of directional boring would depend on the size of the line and the citys knowledge of what infrastructure was already in the ground where work was being performed. As long as we know where our stuff is I would strongly suggest we consider boring on this next phase, Buzzett said. As for the rst phase, work continues along Seventh and Eighth Streets, Woodward Avenue south and McClellan south of Tenth Street. The city received a positive on phase two of the project. The State Revolving Fund noti ed city of cials that it was eligible for $1.845 million, $1 million of the loan will be forgiven, in additional nancing. Through phase two, the city will have tapped the State Revolving Fund for just over $4.3 million. The city should know next month whether a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) will be forthcoming to address the water distribution lines in the neighborhood known as North Port St. Joe. The city scored high on the application and it is expected it will receive the grant. That grant would lessen the scope of the second phase of the project. (Pd.Pol.Ad.) FUN FOR ALL AGES!WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 316PM TILL THE CANDY RUNS OUT REID AVE FROM 1ST ST. TO HWY 71 FUN FOR ALL AGES!Costume contest w/ 5 age groups and prizes After the Contest, the FireWhistle willblow andTrick-or-Treating begins Participating merchants on ReidAve will be distributing candy Fishing Booth sponsored byFairpoint Media CandyToss Game sponsored by PSJ Junior Service League Hot Dogs, Chili and Candy @ Family Live Church TemporaryTattoos and Candy from Kaotic Ink FREE 5x7 photo of children in costumes from CVS PharmacyCar Show* DUETOTHEOVERWHELMING SUCCESS OFTHIS EVENT,WE ASK EVERYONETO PLEASE DROP OFF A BAG OF CANDYAT ONE OFYOURFAVORITE MERCHANTS ORTO BOYER SIGNS We love u Why-Notand were cheering for you! LOL Dell, Kerigan, Christian, Katie, EleanorVote for our G.M. for S.O.E.(Pd.Pol.Ad.) WORK from page A1During a four-ball tournament at the St. Joe Golf Club a few years back, the team Aguras played on consistently used his drives for their second shot as Aguras outdrove, both in distance and accuracy, his much younger teammates. He was truly a friend to all, and a stranger to none, giving almost everyone he knew some kind of nickname, Ramsey said. CRASH from page A1

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LocalA10 | The Star Thursday, October 25, 2012 This means you. THE FLU ENDS WITH U Shots will be available October 26th from 9-6 and October 27thfrom 9-1 North Florida Child Development, Inc.NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR:Expectant Mothers Program Birth to Five Educational Programs YOU WILL NEED: To enroll your child, please contact our Family Case ManagerSouth Gulf County 153 Redsh Street, Port St. Joe, FL 32456(850) 229-6415Kathy Krum FCM, Ext. 10 Sherry Bolden FCM, Ext. 18 a two-day event to honor camp gordon johnston world war ii museumInfo & Registration at www.campgordonjohnstongolf.com or by calling 850-227-1751 .Saturday, Nov 10, 2012Ceremony begins eastern Shotgun Start eastern 4-player, scramble format; $60 per player Meal & Awards Ceremony to follow $400: First Place team $350: Second Place team $200: Third Place team Hole-in-One Challenge: Cash prizes include:ST. JOSEPH BAY GOLF CLUB, PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDAGOLF TOURNAMENTCAMP GORDON JOHNSTON Friday, Nov 9, 2012 eastern Silent Auction and Hors Doeuvres Reception with cash bar at St. Joseph Bay Golf Club Clubhouse. Cost of admittance $10.00 (includes beer & wine) Some auction items can be viewed at www.campgordonjohnston.com/golf.htm A Salute to Americas Veterans If you think bean sprouts are used only in Chinese cooking, it may surprise you to nd out how adaptable they are for a wide range of dishes, including salads, coups, breads and casseroles. There isnt just one kind of bean sprout. In this article I will talk about the various beans commonly used for sprouting. I suppose the best place to begin the story of bean sprouts is to describe exactly what they are. My information on this topic was provided by Emeritus Extension Specialist Jim Stephens, of the University of Floridas Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. A bean sprout is a germinated bean seed. If the conditions are right, and development isnt interrupted, a sprout will eventually become a new plant. But, if you want to obtain sprouts for eating, you treat the seeds quite differently than you would for planting. To produce sprouts, the seeds are only allowed to develop for a few days, in a warm, dark, humid location. Then, this development is stopped by placing the sprout in a refrigerator. The sprouts should be eaten within three to ve days after germination. Several kinds of bean seeds are used for sprouting. Probably the rst one we think of is the Mung bean, which are small brown seeds, which grow in three to four inch blackish pods. As the name implies, these are produced on the Mung bean plant, which is one to two feet tall. Mung beans are not well adapted to Floridas humid climate. But, if you want to try growing these plants, give them about the same care as ordinary bush-type green beans. The only difference is that the pods should be allowed to mature and dry on the bushes, before the Mung beans are harvested for sprouting. Fortunately, you dont have to grow your own Mung beans to have homegrown sprouts of this variety. More than 23,000,000 pounds of Mung beans are produced each year in the southwestern United States. These beans are readily available at most natural food stores and some supermarkets. When buying the beans for sprouting, remember that one pound of beans will yield about six pounds of sprouts. Another bean commonly used for sprouting is the soybean. Even though the soybean is primarily a eld crop in this county grown for animal feed, forage and oil, it is gaining recognition as a valuable and nutritious food for humans. However, the plant varieties suitable for use as vegetables are different from those used for eld crops. In Florida, the Verde (ver-day), Disoy (Die-soy) Bansei (Bahn-zie) and green giant soybean varieties produce good green crops and many seed pods. However, the pods of these plants must be harvested when the beans are in the mature green stage, rather than being left in the eld to dry on the vine, like eld type soybeans. Actually, soybeans grown in home gardens should be used as fresh vegetable. If you want to try germinating soybean sprouts, you should buy the dried beans, sold specically for that purpose. A number of other seeds and grains also are used to produce sprouts. These include alfalfa, wheat, ax, lentils, chick peas and sunowers. You have a large variety from which to choose. It really isnt difcult to produce your own delicious bean sprouts to add a tasty touch to meals. For more information on beans for sprouting contact the Gulf County Extension Service @ 639-3200, 229-2909 or visit our website: http://gulf.ifas.u.edu.Sprouts, a versatile addition in food, come in wide varietyA bean sprout is a germinated bean seed. If the conditions are right, and development isnt interrupted, a sprout will eventually become a new plant. But, if you want to obtain sprouts for eating, you treat the seeds quite differently than you would for planting. ROY LEE CArR TErRCounty extension director TT HE E PO O RT T ST T JOE OE STA TA RFIND Us S ON FACEBOOK @PSJ_StarFOll LL OW Us S ON TWI W I TTE E R

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LocalA12 | The Star Thursday, October 25, 2012 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 MONDAY: Fried Catsh Dinner with two side items: $9.95 Fried Catsh Sandwich with one side: $5.99 TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY: CLOSED THURSDAY: Shrimp Dinner with two side items: $10.95 Shrimp PoBoy with one side: $7.95 FRIDAY: Fried Mullet Dinner with Fries & Coleslaw: $9.95 Hamburger with Fries $ 5.95 SATURDAY: COME WATCH THE GAMESWITH US $2.00Longnecks: Bud Light, Budweiser, Miller Lite, Coors Light 10 wings 7.99, 20 wings 15.99, Fried Green Beans 6.99. SUNDAY: Buy one Entre at Regular price get 2nd Entre at Price. **of equal or lesser value** HAPPY HOUR EVERYDAY 4 P.M. TO 6 P.M. $1.50 BUD LIGHT & MILLER LITE DRAFT, $2.50 WELL DRINKS, $3.00 HOUSE WINE. ICE COLD OYSTERS ON THE HALF SHELL, FRIED, BAKED OR STEAMED. *Shark card discounts do not apply to daily specials* OPEN DAILY NOON TILL 9 P.M. SEAFOOD MARKET & PACKAGE STORE OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK 11 A.M. TILL 7 P.M. 2413 SR 30A SIMMONS BAYOU JUST 6 MILESE. OF PSJ DAILY SPECIALS: CHECK OUT OUR NEW FALL INVENTORY Your Full Service Wedding and Event Florist Your Full Service Wedding and Event Florist Your Full Service Wedding and Event Florist Over 35 Years Experience.208 Reid Avenue, Downtown Port St. Joe850.229.1111www.BaysideFloristPSJ.com TANNING, WAXING, EAR PIERCING, FEATHERS, FASHION EXTENSIONS & UP DOS.NOW OFFERING Manis & Pedis!NoAppointment Necessary Walk-ins WelcomeCOMETOTHE FALL FESTIVAL ATDURENS PIGGLY WIGGLY, SaturdayOctober 27thSTOP BY AND GET FREE COLORGEL IN YOUR HAIR!**GLOW IN THEDARKNAIL POLISH** **CANDY**With Mani/Pedi ComboEXPIRES: 11/14/12 Gulf County Sheriff Arrest LogThe Gulf County Sheriffs Of ce will be conducting vehicle safety checkpoints and DUI check points during the month of October 2012. The check points will be held throughout the county to include Highway 98 near St. Joe Beach, Highway 98 and Garrison Ave, C-30 Simmons Bayou, Highway 71 North of White City, Highway 22 and Highway 22A, Highway 71 and Westarm Creek, Highway 71 Dalkeith Area and Highway 71 near the Calhoun line. On 10/14/2012 deputies responded to a 911 call concerning a vehicle coming from Franklin County running people off the road. The vehicle was located stopped alongside of U.S. 98. The driver of the vehicle Joelle Kissana Bryant, 34, was charged with DUI, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana; the passenger Matthew Ryan Kothe, 20, was charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. On 10/15/2012 Paul Lee Potts, 46, was arrested on a violation of probation warrant; the original charge was burglary of a structure. On 10/15/2012 Chad Edward Medley was arrested on warrants for possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. On 10/11/2012 Anthony Thomas Hysmith, 29, was arrested on warrants for grand theft; it is alleged that he stole a boat motor and weed eater from his grandfather and sold them to a man on Redbull Island. On 10/17/2012 Samantha Lynn Smith, 25, was arrested on a violation of probation warrant; the original charge was driving on a suspended license. On 10/18/2012 Christy Renee Smith, 32, was arrested on a violation of probation warrant; the original charge was possession of a controlled substance. On 10/18/2012 Thomas Brian Laurimore, 44, was arrested on a violation of probation warrant; the original charge was felony battery. On 10/29/2012 Richard Lee Mulliniax, 60, was arrested on a warrant for aggravated battery; it is alleged that he cut an individual on the arm during a ght. On 10/19/2012 Gary Allen Roberts was arrested on a warrant for violation of pretrial release; it is alleged he violated by being arrested on new charges. On 10/21/2012 Curt Larson Johnson, 29, was arrested on a violation of probation warrant; the original charge was felony driving with a suspended license.Port St Joe Police DepartmentBenjamin Kevin Lewis, 40, arrested for DWLSR. Contirlla Chambers, 24, arrested for Grand Theft. Linda Louis Coney, 62, arrested for Grand Theft Alvin Chamber, 45, arrested for Violation of Conditional Release Brandy Leigh Pyne, 29, arrested for Violation of Probation. Arrest REPORTStar Staff ReportThe St. Joseph Bay Golf Club will host the third annual Christmas Bazaar and Jingle Bell Golf Tournament on Dec. 7-8. The bazaar will take place from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET on Dec. 7 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET on Dec. 8. Among the items offered will be jewelry, pottery, glass items, hand-stitched items, specialty breads, jams and jellies, hand-dyed clothing, notes/cards, holiday decorations and more. The vendors table fees go to the Children Christmas Wishes Program of the Gulf County Sheriffs Of ce. The Golf Club will be the drop-off site for new toys and money donations to help the Christmas Wishes program be a success. The Golf Club will have light breakfast items and lunches available each day. The Jingle Bell Golf Tournament starts at noon ET on Dec. 8. will be individual play with handicap from your normal tee. This is to be a fun golf tournament with lots of extra Santa prizes. Entry fee is $45 for members and $55 for non-members. There is a $10 discount on the entry fee for any golfer bringing a new toy. Prize money will be $200 for rst place, $100 for second and $50 for third place, based on a minimum of 28 players. For more information on the Bazaar, call Barb Van Treese and for the Jingle Bell Golf Tournament, call St. Joseph Bay Golf Club at 227-1751.Club to hold Christmas Bazaar, Jingle Bell Golf Tournament

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LocalThe Star| A13Thursday, October 25, 2012 (Pd.Pol.Ad.) (Pd.Pol.Ad.) Political advertisement paid for and approved by Mike Harrison, Republican for Sheri I would appreciate your vote on November 6th and I will be honored to serve as your Sheri.www.HarrisonForSheri.com | 850-227-8706Thank you for your support and May God bless you. 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Coupon Expires: 10-31-12 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 By TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com Kenny Wood told Port St. Joe commissioners last week that a maintenance program for the citys new water plant is moving ahead, with more areas at the plant to be more closely inspected. Wood, hired by the city as a consultant to the water plant maintenance earlier this year in the wake of ongoing problems at the $21 million facility, said training continues for maintenance personnel at the same time some faulty equipment namely a vertical pump was being xed. Larry McClamma said earlier in the meeting that work on repairs to ltration membranes at the plant, a point of contention with the construction and design contractors, also was near completion, likely by the end of the week. Wood said he and water plant staff are developing a weekly inspection protocol to ensure minor problems are found before they become major. To enhance equipment life, a quarterly lubrication schedule also was being crafted. He said working with the staff he is tweaking operating procedures involving equipment, but design and operational issues at the plant remain. On the design side, he noted two minor, but potentially major, issues lights installed 25-30 feet in the air without easy access and fans that also are af xed in spots where existing plant personnel and equipment does not allow for easy change should the fan falter. Overall it is a welldesigned system, Wood said. But there are areas that need to be looked at.RESTORE proposal Commissioners again heard of a resolution, championed by the city of Apalachicola, that would urge for more input from municipalities in the spending of BP ne money that comes to counties under the RESTORE Act. Commissioners took no formal action, but the discussion indicated little interest. The Florida League of Cities has not taken a position on the resolution, which to date has several area cities signed on with more considering the resolution, and commissioners brie y discussed the state of the countys RESTORE committee and recent machinations on the federal level. Speci cally, a possible decision by the Department of Justice to assess nes under the Natural Resources Damage Assessment, changing how the nes would be paid and rendering the RESTORE Act all but moot. Commissioners also wondered whether the counties would ever see the tens of millions some local leaders have projected would be coming to Gulf County. We should consider whether we want to adopt a resolution as a city or whether that is whistling in the graveyard, Mayor Mel Magidson said. With all that money, I think when it is all said and done either the state or federal government will take control of it.Cape San Blas LighthouseIf there is a silver lining to the erosion issue around the Cape San Blas Lighthouse it would be the impact of moving the merchandise from the gift shop to the historic Maddox House. During a recent inspection by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, which administers the Florida Communities Trust grant program under which the house and property were purchased, concern was raised that the house had been vacant since 2009. The property, an inspection report said, was in need of overall upkeep, which ts nicely with the move of the Cape San Blas Lighthouse Gift Shop merchandise to the Maddox House. The Florida Communities Trust thought we needed to get somebody in to the Maddox House so we are glad to nd a suitable tenant, City Clerk Charlotte Pierce said. The move was necessitated as the U.S. Air Force began the process last week of cutting trees in anticipation of moving the two keepers quarters and oil house on the property back about 130 feet from the shoreline. That will buy time for the fundraising campaign sponsored by the St. Joseph Historical Society to raise the funds to move the lighthouse. The Historical Society has raised roughly $80,000 toward the expected $300,000-plus cost to move lighthouse to a bayfront park in Port St. Joe. Those dollars include a contribution by the Port St. Joe Redevelopment Agency toward planning for that park.Maintenance program at water plant taking shapeFILE PHOTOA maintenance program for the citys $21 million surface water treatment plant is being crafted more than two years after the plant came online.

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LocalA14 | The Times Thursday, October 25, 2012Estate planning check-ups today in CarrabelleIts time for your estate planning check-up! Legal Services of North Florida will be conducting estate planning check-ups from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Franklin County Senior Center at 201 NW Ave. F St. in Carrabelle on Thursday, Oct. 25. Participants will be entered into a drawing to receive a simple will prepared by a Florida attorney. Learn about wills, living wills, heath care directives and much more. Attorneys will also be on hand to discuss issues related to BP oil spill claims, including any medical claims. No registration required. For more information contact Scott Manion at 850-701-3317.Learn about life on 1812 ship SaturdayThe Apalachicola Maritime Museum will feature a presentation on Life Aboard Ship During the War of 1812 on Saturday, Oct. 27. Matthew and Juliann Krogh, professional living historians from Richmond, Va., are volunteers with the U.S. Coast Guard Historic Ships Company, an auxiliary unit created to honor and portray the mission of the Coast Guard (Revenue Cutter Service) during the bicentennial of the War of 1812. The living history program includes uniformed sailors who describe shipboard life in the Revenue Cutter Service, including demonstrations of food preparation and preservation, navigation and depth nding, the arts of the sailor, weapons use and manual of arms, surgery and medicine, sailors games and diversions, and shipboard commands and phrases. Both educated at Virginia Tech, Matthew has a bachelors and masters in history while Juliann has a bachelors in political science and a masters in public administration. He has worked at several museums and specializes in maritime and military history, while she works for the Department of Defense as a contract buyer and specializes in period clothing and food. They have been reenacting for more than 10 years and have covered the Colonial period, War of 1812, and Civil War. The fee of $5 includes a low country boil, plus samples of sea biscuits and grog, and Blues on the Docks! For more info, call 653-2500 or email Admin@ApalachicolaMaritimeMuseum.orgFCA plans Monday parent workshopThe Franklin County Academy (FCA), Franklin County Schools newest educational program, will have its rst Parent Workshop from 6 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29. The topic will be Student Transcripts. Parents are encouraged to come out and learn more about this very important student document. Parents will also have the opportunity to tour the campus, visit the classrooms and sign up for Parent-StudentTeacher conferences. Light refreshments will be provided and students report cards will be distributed following the workshop. For further information, contact the Academys coordinator, Elinor Mount-Simmons at 670-2800, ext. 4127Chamber hosts Nov. 2 oyster roastLove oysters? Dont miss the eighth annual Downtown Oyster Roast from 6 9 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 2 in Apalachicola. This enchanting event, sponsored by the Apalachicola Bay Chamber of Commerce, will feature roasted oysters, oysters on the half shell, creamy artichoke, oyster and thyme soup, fresh local shrimp, blue crabs, salad greens and fantastic desserts. Dine under the stars next to the Apalachicola River. Local blues man Joe Hutchinson will provide live entertainment. For tickets call 653-9419 or email info@apalachicolabay.orgTobacco-free partners to meet Nov. 7There will be a TobaccoFree Franklin Partnership Coalition Meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 7. The meeting will be held at the Franklin County Health Department, 139 12th Street, from 5:30 until 6:30 p.m. in the second oor conference room. Bridge maintenance work continuesPeriodic lane restrictions began this week and run through Wednesday, Nov. 7, at the following locations in Franklin County, as Bridge Masters perform routine bridge maintenance work: State Road (S.R.) 30 / U.S. 98 Tillie Miller Bridge in Carrabelle, over the Carrabelle River S.R. 30 / U.S. 98 Porter Bar Creek Bridge, 2.5 miles west of S.R. 65 All activities are weather dependent and may be delayed or rescheduled in the event of inclement weather. Motorists are reminded to pay attention and use caution when driving through the work zone. For more Florida Department of Transportation District Three information. Follow us on twitter @ MyFDOT_NWFL. Stan TrappeATTORNEY AT LAW Foreclosure Defense Bankruptcy Asset Protection Real Estate Probate ~ WillsAdmitted to Practice Law in Florida Since 1974Let Me Help You 850-769-6139236 McKenzie Avenue Panama City, FL CITY OF CARRABELLE PROPOSED ENACTMENT OF CITY ORDINANCEThe City Commission of the City of Carrabelle, Florida, proposes to enact the following ordinance: CITY OF CARRABELLE ORDINANCE 453AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF CARRABELLE, FLORIDA, PROVIDING FOR AMENDMENT OF ORDINANCE 115, PERTAINING TO THE LEVY OF LICENSE AND OCCUPATIONAL TAXES ON PERSONS AND ENTITIES ENGAGED IN OR CARRYING ON CERTAIN TYPES OF BUSINESS, PROFESSIONS, PRIVILEGES OR OCCUPATIONS IN THE CITY OF CARRABELLE; AND ESTABLISHING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. The proposed Ordinance may be inspected during regular hours at Carrabelle City Hall between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., 1001 Gray Ave., Carrabelle, FL Monday through Friday, or call 850-697-2727. The proposed Ordinance will be considered for enactment during a public hearing to be held 6:00p.m., Thursday November 1, Carrabelle, FL. Interested parties may appear at the hearing and be heard with respect to the proposed Ordinance. If an individual decides to appeal any decision made by the City Commission with respect to this meeting, a verbatim transcript may be required. If so, the is asked to advise the city at least 48 hours before the meeting by contacting Keisha Smith at the above address or phone number. Wilburn Messer, Mayor Attest: Keisha Smith, City Clerk COLLINSCONSTRUCTIONOF ST. GEORGE ISLAND, INC &SEWAGE TREATMENT SERVICESOVER 30 YEARS EXPERIENCE OURSERVICESINCLUDE: AFTER HOURS & EMERGENCY SERVICE PROVIDED 850.670.5790MAINTENANCE@JCOLLINSCONSTRUCTION.COM MEDICARE PLANSEXCELLENT COVERAGE ANYONE CAN AFFORDTOP QUALITY COMPANY TUCKER LIFE-HEALTH INSURANCE, INC. RATED A+ BY BETTER BUSINESS BUREAURoss E. Tucker, Agentsince 1981Chartered Life Underwriter Registered Health Underwriter850-926-2200 or 800-226-7005www.tuckerlifehealth.com Members of the Franklin/Gulf Retired Educators Association Unit of the Florida Retired Educators Association held their business meeting at Carolines Restaurant in Apalachicola on Oct. 16. President Annada Faircloth introduced new member, Elizabeth Liz Sisung. Members in photo, from left, are Myra Ponder, Beverly Kelley, Faircloth, Christine White, Lula Wilson, Arlene Oehler, Sisung and Christine Williams. Kelley, Florida Retired Educators Foundation trustee, has sent information regarding available scholarships to the Franklin and Gulf county high schools. Arlene Oehler, FREA District 2 director, reported the district meeting Sept. 11 in Monticello received excellent ratings. Faircloth announced that Sunday, Nov. 18 has been declared Florida Retired Educators Day by Gov. Rick Scott. The next F/GREA meeting is Tuesday, Nov. 13 in Wewahitchka. F/GREA membership is open to any person who has retired from the education eld under the Florida Retirement System with ve or more years of service, or any person who has retired from the educational system of any other state or from any privately funded or parochial school with ve or more years of service. For information contact Annada at 653-8493. Editors note: An Apalachicola woman is seeking a good home for her English bull dog. Physical constraints prevent her from keeping her beloved pet and she hopes to nd a forever home nearby where she can visit her friend. If you can offer Mandy a home, even as a foster parent, please call 6538895 or contact Lois Swoboda at 653-5857. Help this kind soul keep in touch with her Mandy. My name is Mandy and I am a white English bulldog with spots. I am three years old, had all my shots and have been spayed. I love people, but Im not very good with children because Im too strong and powerful and might hurt them trying to play. I love to run and play! My adopted mama wants to keep me very much, but shes just not strong enough to handle me. I need somewhere that has a large area for me to run and play. I need someone young and strong that can take me for walks and play with me. I dont like cats, but what bulldog does? Can you nd it in your heart to give me a good home so I wont have to be con ned all day? This bulldog was born to run! Would someone who loves dogs and who would be good to me please give me a forever home? News BRIEFSRetired educators plan scholarships MANDY NEEDS A HOME

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SPECIAL EXCEPTION NOTICEThe City of Port St. Joe Planning and Development Review Board will hold a Meeting to discuss a Request for a Special Exception on November 13, 2012, 4:00 EST, at City Hall at 305 Cecil Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL for Mark and Rose Harris located at 301 Reid Ave., Parcel #04722-000R. The reason for the request is per Section 1.03 of the Land Development Regulations. The proposed plans can be reviewed at the Building Departmentlocated at 1002 10th St. and can be reached for questions at (850) 229-1093. All persons are invited to attend this meeting. Any person who decides to appeal any decision made by the Planning and Development Review Board with respect to any matter considered at said meeting will need a record of the proceedings, and for such purpose may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which records include the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. The Planningand Review Board of the City of Port St. Joe, Florida will not provide a verbatim record of this meeting. IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, persons needing special accomodations to participate in these proceedingsshould contact Charlotte Pierce, City Clerk, City of Port St. Joe, at City Hall, (850) 229-8261. PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA SP O RTS www.starfl.comThursday, October 25, 2012 APage 15SectionBy TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com With more than 65 students signed up from Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School to participate this season, the Port St. Joe soccer programs continue their rapid growth during the past seven years. As of this week, the boys and girls teams were practicing the girls began Oct. 8; the boys Oct. 15 with more than 30 players each. The Lady Tiger Sharks host a preseason jamboree this weekend. On Friday, Crestview will play Mosley at 6 p.m. ET followed by Port St. Joe versus Bay at 7:30 p.m. On Saturday, Crestview will play Bay at 2 p.m., Mosley will play Port St. Joe at 4 p.m. and Port St. Joe will play Crestview at 6 p.m. All games will be at the Sam Cox Field soccer complex. Coach Gary Hindley begins his fourth year at the reins of the program. Hindley has a record of 42-37-8 and his teams have one three boys and one girls district titles and one boys regional championship. The Port St Joe Youth Soccer League and its coaches and especially Mike Lacour (and his predecessors, Drs. Tom and Elizabeth Curry) as its administrator, have been instrumental in the awareness and interest shown in the sport, Hindley said in talking about increased participation in soccer at the middle school and high school levels. We still have a ways to go to improve the technical quality, but the numbers interested in pursuing the sport has been signi cantly increased. No high school soccer program can be successful without a proper feeder program, Hindley said. Hindley, who is ve wins short of 400 wins in his career (395-282-24, spanning high school, college and professional ranks, looks to pick up those wins in the early portion of the Tiger Shark schedule. Both the boys and girls teams open at Rutherford Nov 6. The Lady Tiger Sharks return 10 lettermen from a team that went 9-4-1 in 2011 and lost in the District 1-1A semi nals. Three time all-District mid elder, Rachel Jones, the schools all-time leader among girls in games, goals, assists and points has graduated and will be very dif cult to replace, Hindley said. Hindley also loses all-District goalkeeper Shannon Pridgeon, who decided to play basketball this winter. The Tiger Sharks return 11 lettermen from last years 15-3-1 squad that won district and lost in the regional quarter nals. The teams leading scorer, sophomore Marcel Duarte, who led the district and tri-county area (Bay, Gulf, Franklin), with 19 goals as a freshman, returns along with second leading scorer, senior Javarri Beachum (13 goals) and fourthleading scorer, sophomore Cole Cryderman (six goals) to bolster the offense. Hindleys said his task early in the season will be to replace the defensive back four and goalkeeper, who all graduated. I will be shuf ing a handful of both returnees and newcomers into those positions during the early season to see which combination works best for us, Hindley said. It would be obvious that we have to nd a capable goalkeeper as the main priority. The boys preseason jamboree will be Nov. 2-3 with Port Sts. Joe, Taylor County, Franklin County and Tallahassee Godby competing at Sam Cox Field.Star Staff ReportThe two Port St. Joe Gene Raf eld Football League teams, home for the rst time this season last Saturday, took giant steps forward on their quests for Big Bend Championships with wins over the previously unbeaten Chattahoochee Yellow Jackets. The Dolphins and the Jaguars, both 3-0, picked the perfect day to play their best games of the year. The Jaguar offense scored early and often, the rst touchdown coming on a two-play drive that started on their 27. Ethan (Freight Train) Lafontaine brought the ball to the Yellow Jacket 39 with a run around end. Jasmine Thomas then went off tackle the rest of the way. Bryce register ran in for the 2-point conversion. After Chattahoochee went three-and-out, the Jags scored again as Lafontaine went 15 yards for a touchdown. On the next Jaguar possession, a Register pass was intercepted and run back to the Jaguar 11. On fourth down, the Yellow Jackets needed a long yard for the score and just six inches for a rst down. At the snap Port St. Joe nose guard Josh Roberts smashed in and stripped the quarterback of the ball. Defensive tackle Joel Cummings dove on the fumble to keep the Jackets out of the end zone. Port St. Joe drove the length of the eld for the last touchdown in the rst half and a commanding lead. The second half gave the winning Jags an opportunity to give all their non-starters plenty of game time. Chattahoochee scored twice when Jaguar fumbles were run in for scores. The Jaguars made one more touchdown and won 28-12. The little guys, the mighty Dolphins played extremely well, their coach said. The defense was outstanding, never allowing the Jackets to get anything going. DeMarion Grey had two fumble recoveries and four tackles. George Foxworth had an interception and three tackles. Keaston Hopper also had three tackles. The Dolphin offense did little wrong. Their rst touchdown was set up by a 40-yard scamper by Foxworth. Josh Farmer showed his power on the way to the end zone and a Dolphin lead. Before the rst half ended the Dolphins extended their lead to 16-0 on a 42-yard Foxworth run. In the second half Farmer kept right on frustrating the Jacket defense. The Dolphins last touchdown came when he went off tackle for 40 yards all the way to the end zone. The nal score was Dolphins 24-0. This Saturday, the Dolphins and Jaguars have their last regular season game at Shark Stadium against undefeated Blountstown teams. Dont miss this great rivalry.Star Staff ReportThe Lady Tiger Sharks ended on a positive note. On Monday, the team traveled to Bay High School, where it would lose the only match of the week. The Lady Tornadoes won the match in three straight sets. Tuesday evening would provide better results as Port St. Joe hosted the Lady Rams of Rutherford. Port St. Joe won in three straight sets. Thursday evening was the fourth-annual Dig Pink event for breast cancer research. This also was senior night where the two seniors on the team, Miranda Gref and Devon Young would play their last match at home. It was a good night for the event and for the seniors as they defeated the visiting Lady Gators of Wewahitchka in three straight sets. Coach Wayne Taylor said: It is great to nish off the regular season with two straight wins. Its a great way to enter the state series play on Tuesday. Season leaders to date are freshman Callie Fleshren with 68 kills on 290 attempts, junior Nicole Endres with 65 kills on 216 and sophomore Haley Wood with 61 kills on 206 attempts. District play began Tuesday night in Blountstown. Star Staff ReportThe cross country teams from Wewahitchka High School competed in a district meet at Sneads last week. The boys team nished second led by Micah Lister, who was followed by Josh Epps, Elijah Sarmiento, Jason Haire, Shaquille Scott, Colby Gay, Charlie Laird, Weston Sarmiento, Jonah Bidwell and Josh Daulton. The Lady Gators won the meet led by Sha Mario Cole who was also the top individual nisher. She was followed to the line by Ashleigh Price, who nished third overall, Brittany Grif n, Rylee Waters and Tara Walding. COURTESY OF WAYNE TAYLORSeniors Miranda Gref and Devon Young were honored during the last regular season volleyball match last week.Port St. Joe ends volleyball regular season WHS cross country competes at Sneads SPECIAL TO THE STARPSJ Gene Raf eld teams remain unbeaten FILE PHOTOReplacing graduating Rachel Jones, a school record book unto herself, will be a key for the Lady Sharks this soccer season.PSJ soccer season gets underway

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LocalA16 | The Star Thursday, October 25, 2012 Paid by John Hanlon, Rep., for Supervisor of ElectionsEXPERIENCE THAT COUNTS Pd.Pol.Ad. It has been my pleasure serving as your Assistant Supervisor of Elections. Now I ask for your consideration and support on November 6th, to become your next Supervisor of Elections. Your vote is greatly appreciated. I welcome any questions or comments at my email address John4SOE@gmail.com or my cell (850) 247-9538 Dear Gulf County Voters:For the past 4 years John Hanlon has served by my side as my Assistant Supervisor of Elections. He has been the most dedicated and dependable assistant a person could wish for. He has the re in his gut for elections and thats what it takes to work in this eld. In January, when I retire, I know the oce will be in good hands if you elect John Hanlon for your next Supervisor of Elections. The transition will be smooth because John Hanlon has been my Assistant Supervisor and knows every aspect of the oce and our needs. The elections world has changed dramatically over the past several years and it is extremely important that the person at the helm for Gulf County be one with the experience and knowledge needed. John Hanlon has the capabilities to build upon the reputation Gulf County has for having a non-partisan oce that strives to serve our voters with the utmost integrity and for conducting good and fair elections run with honesty and integrity. I am honored and humbled that you have allowed me to serve as your Supervisor of Elections these past 12 years and I thank you for your support from the bottom of my heart. Please join me and vote for John Hanlon for Supervisor of Elections on November 6th. God Bless you all and God bless America.Linda Grin Supervisor of Elections, Gulf County John Hanlon Assistant Supervisor of Elections Ken Detzner Florida Secretary of State (Chief Election Ocial of Florida) Linda Grin Gulf County Supervisor of Elections

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COMMUNITY www.starfl.com BPage 1Section Thursday, October 25, 2012Star Staff ReportThe Lonnie Wymes Family was selected by the Gulf County Cooperative Extension Service as Gulf County Farm Family of the Year. The honor ceremonies took place at the Annual Farm Bureau Dinner last Thursday at the Honeyville Community Center. Present were Lonnie Wymes, Sr., his wife Pansy, daughter Denise and son Daniel. The family is native to Wewahitchka and agricultural endeavors have been a way of life for Lonnie and Pansy since their early childhood, they said. Their family venture is truly a family business. They are involved in vegetable production and seasonal crops grown for local markets include corn, southern field peas, watermelons, okra, beans, sweet potatoes, collards, turnips, cabbage, mustard and Irish potatoes. Lonnie is also a fulltime employee at the paper mill in Panama City. About 75 percent of the family vegetables are sold to workers at the paper mill. The Wymes family is also very civic minded, noted Extension Director Roy Lee Carter. They are members of St. John Freewill Baptist Church located in Wewahitchka in which Lonnie serves on the Board of Deacons. Pansy is a Deaconess, and when her health allows she ministers to the elderly and sick individuals in the community, Carter said. Lonnie and Pansy are strong supporters of the Wewa Community Choirs Union and The African American Collegiate Scholarship Fund. The Gulf County Extension Service would like to thank the North Florida Fair in Tallahassee for sponsoring the event honoring the Wymes Family and making the event possible. Gulf Countys Farm Family is among eighteen (18) families in North Florida from Escambia to Duval County receiving county honors. The family will be honored at the North Florida Fair, a day of their choice Nov. 1-12 with free food and wrist bands for rides at the carnival. The Gulf County Extension Service appreciates Farm Bureau hosting the event as part of their annual meeting held each year during the month of October here in Gulf County, Carter said.SPECIAL TO THE STARLonnie Wymes and family were honored last week by the Gulf County Extension Service. Ghosts invade the coast on HalloweenWymes named County Farm Family of Year By BEVERLY MOUNT-DOUDSContributing Writer Editors note: This is another in a continuing series on local pioneers and local history. Over the next few weeks, well take a look at the beginnings, the building speci cations, for lighthouses in the area. These next few weeks, Ill be sharing some letters about our local lighthouses. This could not have been completed without giving thanks rst to Mark Curenton and the Apalachicola Historical Society. Several years ago Mark let Marlene Womack and I go through boxes of old papers found in the cottage at the Raney House in Apalachicola. These boxes covered many areas of local history, one folder covering our lighthouses, and I was lucky enough to get the chance to copy these les. Since we have been so concerned about saving Cape San Blas Lighthouse lately, I thought that this would be the perfect time to share this past history of another time that the lighthouse had to be saved. My rst story will start with Dog Island Lighthouse. Most of the papers cover proposals of bids for rebuilding the lighthouses between the Treasury Department and the Superintendent of Lights; what I like is that the papers tell you how they want them built. Here are the letters for Dog Island. NOTICE.CUSTOM HOUSE, BOSTON, MASS.November 18, 1851 PROPOSALS will be at, this Of ce, until the 8th day of December, proximo, at 12 oclock M,. for furnishing materials and erecting, on Dog Island, in Florida, a LIGHT HOUSE 49 feet in height, of the following materials, dimensions and descriptions, viz:, TOWERFoundations: The earth to be excavated to a depth of 2 feet below the surface, at which depth it is to be carefully leveled off and to be 22 feet in diameter. Pilings: Within the pit excavated as above. there are to be driven two rows of piles disposed in circles; diameter of outside row, from center to center, 16 feet; diameter of inside row, from centre to centre, 11 1/2 feet; outside row to be composed of 22 piles; inside row to be composed of 16 piles; the piles to be so driven that the inner piles shall come opposite the openings between the outer piles. The original surface of the ground. The piles to be of sound seasoned oak, not less than 9 nor more than 16 inches _____. The piles to be driven 7 feet below the bottom of the excavated pit. Grillage: A grillage, composed of sound, wellseasoned yellow pine timber, 8 by 12 inches, to be pinned with oak treenails, 2 inches diameter, on the heads of the piles. The timbers to be notched 1 1/2 inch each over the other. The timbers to be laid with the 12 inches horizontally, and to have 12 inches space between them. The space between the timbers to be lled with clean gravel, hard rammed.-Upon the tops of the timbers, and at right angles to them, there is to be a ooring of plank 4 inches thick, of sound, well-seasoned yellow pine, laid edge to edge, and well treenailed to the grillage timbers, by See LIGHTHOUSES B5 SPECIAL TO THE STARA photo of the Dog Island Lighthouse. Histories of local Judging for the costume contest will take place at City Commons Park next to City Hall.FILE PHOTOS lighthouses Star Staff Report4th annual GCSO Haunted HouseDare to journey through the corn witchs home. To see her you must survive 13 rooms of horror and that is just the inside. The 4th annual Gulf County Sheriffs Haunted House will be held from dark until on Friday, Oct. 26 and Saturday, Oct. 27. There will be hot dogs, drinks, popcorn and more will be sold provided you can make it through the 13 rooms of horror that Capt. Greg Cole and Deputy Rita Piercy are creating. The cost is $2 and two or more canned food items. Re-entry is $1. All proceeds will go to feed those in need during the holidays.Kinard VFD Halloween FestivalThe Kinard Volunteer Fire Departments annual Halloween Festival will be held 5 p.m. CT on Saturday, Oct. 27 at the Kinard Community Center. There will be games, Spook Ride, Cake Walk and Auction, door prizes and much more. Come hungry, there will be a lot of good food. Hamburgers, hot dogs, boiled peanuts, cotton candy and more. Come Out for a Family Fun Night! By TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com Dana Boyer wrote passionately to this newspaper a month ago about her passion to continue the Port St. Joe tradition of Ghosts on the Coast. With the blessing of the Gulf County Chamber of Commerce, Boyer let that passion fuel her mission. She is de nitely one of our most passionate community members, said Chamber executive director Barry Sellers. Give her task and she is off. Boyers task was to bring off the annual trick-or-treating downtown event which will begin at 6 p.m. ET Oct. 31, Halloween night, with the festivities kicking off with a costume contest at Port St. Joe Commons Park adjacent to City Hall. Sellers will serve as emcee and Boyer has lined up Ann Jarosz, Barbara Radcliff and Nancy Swider as judges. I feel they are above reproach because they arent really related to anyone around here, Boyer said, tongue rmly in cheek. That is always the joke, the x is in. See GHOSTS B6 Halloween EVENTS

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B2 | The Star Thursday, October 25, 2012 OFTHEWEEKPET St. Joseph Bay Humane SocietyOLIVELittle Olive is seeking donations for her recovery. She has had surgery to remove her injured eye and is recovering well. She still has outstanding vet bills that need to be paid. She will require several follow-up visits to ensure she has a healthy recovery. If you can help this sweet girl with a donation, no matter how small, please do not hesitate to visit our website or come by the Humane Society in person. Please do not hesitate to email townsend.hsdirector@gmail.comor adoptbaystjoe@gmail.com or call the St. Joseph Bay Humane Society at 850-227-1103 and ask for Melody or Debbie! Online applications are available at www.sjbhumanesociety.org Adoption fees include our cost of spay/neuter and current vaccinations. We are now proud partners with www.petsforpatriots.org Our hours for the shelter are Tuesday-Saturday from 10 am-4 pm! Our shelter location is 1007 Tenth Street in Port St. Joe! Shop at Faiths Thrift Hut, 10-3 Thursday Saturday. Collectables, Clothing, Books, Electronics and more.IF YOU ARE MISSING A PET, PLEASE CHECK WITH US! FACEBOOK: St. Joseph Bay Humane Society NOTICEThe St. Joseph Bay Humane Society will hold its annualmeeting November 1, 2012, at 4:30 pm at the South Gulf County Fire Station, #1 on Cape San Blas.For more information, contact the Humane Society at850-227-1103 or go to www.sjbhumanesociety.org Trick or Treat for Sorrelli Sparkle!15% 20% OFF your Sorrelli purchase*O O Meet Lily Oswald of Sorrelli 1450 Jenks Avenue, Panama City | (850) 769-6979 E H H: Mon-Sat 1030-6 Sun 1-5O | rf atPlum Delightfuln nt MEDICARE PLANSEXCELLENT COVERAGE ANYONE CAN AFFORDTOP QUALITY COMPANY TUCKER LIFE-HEALTH INSURANCE, INC. RATED A+ BY BETTER BUSINESS BUREAURoss E. Tucker, Agentsince 1981Chartered Life Underwriter Registered Health Underwriter850-926-2200 or 800-226-7005www.tuckerlifehealth.com Society He was born in the old Gulf Pines Hospital on Oct. 13, 1962 and Eugene Raf eld wanted a photo with his mother, Emogene, in front of the former hospital to celebrate this milestone. A lot of babies were born in this building and I know it wont be here much longer, Raf eld said. Happy 50th Eugene. EUGENE RAFFIELD TURNS 50Star Staff ReportAn account at Cadence Bank in Port St. Joe has been established to help defray the medical costs for the ongoing cancer treatments of Betty Ann Chambers, a longtime resident of Port St Joe. Betty Ann Chambers, wife of Coach Ken Chambers and grandmother of Sarah Anderson, Hayley, Jessica, Michelle and Scott Qunintana was diagnosed on December 27, 2010 with Stage IV Non-small cell Lung Cancer. To give you an update on my ght against cancer, at my routine checkup by Dr. Vincent Ivers, he found a mass in the right upper lung with numerous small nodules all over both lungs, which had grown around my esophagus in my lymph nodes in my neck. It was spreading so quickly, that my surgeon said only 3-11 percent chance of survival in nine months. How do you treat something like this? There were too many places to try radiation, so chemotherapy was my only option. The doctor recommended I get a second opinion since it was so advanced and spreading. We all prayed and had all our Force of Prayer Warriors pray for God to interfere and show us where to go. My granddaughter Sarah and family, work for the best place for me to get help for my needs. So, I travel back and forth to Jacksonville to St. Vincent Cancer Center, once a week for my chemotherapy treatments. I know the Lord is with me and guiding my doctors and treatments. I can feel Im in the right place and feel Gods presence. This kind of cancer likes to spread, and just this spring was diagnosed with cancer in my brain stem skull where it meets with the spine. I received radiation and feel it is getting better. But metastatic cancer likes to spread so now it is in my bones, so I am receiving really strong chemo that should kill any cancer there. With Gods guidance after the chemo, I can hopefully start taking a prescription called Avastin, which should help lengthen my life 2-5 years. Thank you to all my Force of Prayer Warriors, friends and loved ones and all the wonderful churches in Port St. Joe that have me on their prayer lists. God Bless you all, I couldnt have made this journey without the strength God has given me. I feel so blessed to be loved so much. I am truly grateful and thankful for all of the many blessings. May God Bless you all for your tokens of Love. Love you all, Betty Ann Chambers Granny To make a donation, please stop by or mail directly to Cadence Bank 418 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd. Port St Joe, FL 32456. Account # 7000454350 Betty Ann ChambersMedical Account.Star Staff ReportRepresentatives from the Salvation Army will be accepting applications for children 12-and-under in Port St. Joe and in Wewahitchka on the dates and times listed: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET on Oct. 23 at the STAC House at 610 Eighth Street in Port St. Joe; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. CT on Oct. 24 at 314 N. 2nd Street in Wewahitchka. Applicants must provide the following information: Identi cation, picture I.D. for applicant and all adults in household, birth certi cate for all children 12 and under, guardians must prove custody of any child under age 12, grandchildren and/ or any minors living with you, rent receipt, light bill, gas bill, telephone or cellphone bill, cable bill, car payment, other expenses you have, proof of your expenses, recent pay stub, Social Security check/letter, child support, retirement pension or any other income you have.Star Staff ReportHome it up and get on the air. Get your rst-time ham radio license or upgrade your present license. The Gulf Amateur Radio Society will be sponsoring amateur radio license exams at 10 a.m. ET on Saturday, Nov. 10 at the EOC Building in Port St. Joe. If assistance in obtaining a ham license is needed, or for registration and exam details contact C.H. Tillis at 648-8251.Star Staff ReportThe of ce of Dr. Owen D. Oksanen M.D. closed permanently on Friday, Oct. 5. Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf will be in charge of all medical records. They have a new physicians of ce that opened on Oct. 15. All medical records will be available through Sacred Heart after if you prefer to select another physician. ObituariesJohn Thomas PoPo Aguras was born on November 27, 1925, in San Francisco, California, and passed away suddenly on October 18, 2012, from injuries sustained in a car accident. He lived almost 87 full years, remaining strong, active, and full of life right up until his passing. After proudly serving his country in World War II, John became a commercial truck driver. When he retired and moved to Florida to be near his only child, Melissa, he found a new occupation as her permanent handyman. He was always involved in some project or another, even surprising his daughter with repairs she had not yet approved, loving to get a rise out of her. He loved not only tinkering with his many projects but also playing golf, eating sweets, and talking to everyone. He was truly a friend to all, and a stranger to none, giving almost everyone he knew some kind of nickname. John was preceded in death by his loyal best friend Jakob (his longtime yellow lab) and by his former wife, Mavis Butts, who gave him the daughter he adored, Melissa Lynn Ramsey. He reminded Melissa, whom he affectionately called Polliwog, of their special bond every single week with a bouquet of owers. PoPo also cherished his three precious grandchildren, MaKayla Elissa Ramsey, who inherited his curly, thick hair; William Howard Ramsey III, who has his Popos tender heart; and MaLena Lynn Ramsey, who got his stubborn playfulness. He will also be especially missed by his devoted friends Harry Lee Smith and Jimmy Fix It Cox, along with everyone at Sacred Heart Cafeteria. Services will be held 3:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday, October 24, at Oak Grove Church. The family asks that you join in celebrating the life of John Thomas Aguras, by wearing the cheerful colors of life and that in lieu of owers, those who wish to remember PoPo do so by performing a random act of kindness for someone in need. Johns family will scatter his ashes at sea and with Mavis at Holly Hill Cemetery.John Thomas AgurasBetty Mims, 89, of Port St. Joe, passed away Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at a local hospice facility. A funeral mass took place on October 19 at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Kent Forest Lawn Funeral Home handled arrangements. Kent Forest Lawn Funeral Home 2403 Harrison Ave. 763-4694 www.KentForestLawn. comBetty MimsDavid Shipley, 79, of Mexico Beach, passed away Monday, October 15, 2012 at Shands Hospital in Gainesville, FL. David had been a resident of Mexico Beach for 14 years and was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Port St. Joe and the local VFW. David retired from the Military after 26 years of service. He enjoyed shing, boating and spending time with his family-especially his beloved granddaughter. David is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Lois Shipley; his two children, Veronica Lou Koval (Tony) and Terri Louise Shipley; and his granddaughter, Lauren Nicole Koval. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. CT Saturday, October 20, 2012 at Kent Forest Lawn Chapel in Panama City, with Rev. Dru Tyler of ciating. Kent Forest Lawn Funeral Home 2403 Harrison Ave. 763-4694 www.KentForestLawnDavid ShipleyJames Lee Erwin Jr., 63, of Port St Joe, FL, passed away on Sunday, October 21, 2012 at 1:15 p.m. EST at his home surrounded by his family and close friends. Jim had suffered a year long battle with cancer. He was born February 10, 1949, in Salem, IL, son of James L Erwin, Sr. and LaJean (Erdman) Erwin. He married Carol (Heiman) Erwin on December 11, 1991, and she survives. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughters, LeeAnn Landmann and husband Roger of Highland, IL, Jennifer Sanders and husband Travis of Salem, IL; his stepsons, Greg Allen and wife Leigh of New Smyrna Beach, FL, and Jon Allen and wife Jen of Pinckneyville, IL; two sisters, Ruth Showalter and husband Greg and Jill Leake and husband Tim all of DuQuoin, IL; nine grandchildren; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and Maggie his dog. He was preceded in death by his father and mother. Jimmy served in the Navy. He was a retired tree trimmer with Asplund. He was a past Exalted Ruler of the Elks #884. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. Funeral arrangements pending at Searby Funeral Home, Du Quoin, IL. In lieu of flower, please make memorials to the American Cancer Society OR MS Society.James Lee Erwin, Jr.Account established to assist Betty Ann Granny Chambers in cancer ghtDr. Oksanen of ce closingAmateur radio license exams2012 Salvation Army Christmas Assistance JOHN THOMAS AGURAS

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The Star| B3Thursday, October 25, 2012 ADMISSION: A CAN GOOD FOR NEEDY FAMILIES 7 Wewahitchka Elementary SchoolSarah Bailey, Emily Moss, Tyler Skipper, Hannah Taunton, Vanecia Andrews, Hailey Sims, Dustin Dempsey, Katie Shealy, Adesyn Amerson, Ashton Lolley, Mikey Roberts, Randerius Jones, Jasmine Baldwin, Angel Williams, Tamiah Rouse, Haley Lanier, Lillian Dennison, Matthew Laster, Troy Patterson, Alex Hysmith, Bailey Mainor, Isabella Dennison, Jolee Sloan, Brady Gainous, Mario Cole, Keersten Easter and Haley Mork.Port St. Joe Elementary SchoolThe Dazzling Dolphins celebrated Red Ribbon Week last week at Port St. Joe Elementary. Front row: Leelyn Rollins, Dawson Fisher, Sayla Wade, Colt Patterson Back row: Payton Rushing, Cameron Noland, Aly Strickland, Leo BaxcajaySpecial to The Star Mrs. Comforters guitar students got a taste of the world of professional music last Friday when they had the opportunity to attend a Songwriting Workshop by Hits and Grins. It was an amazing opportunity for her budding musicians to talk to professionals in a comfortable setting. A special thank you goes out to all teachers who graciously dismissed their students to attend this extremely educational workshop. Good luck to our Volleyball team as they enter district play this week in Blountstown and the Cross Country teams that will compete in district here in Port St. Joe on Oct. 29. Go Tiger Sharks. Shark Football is on the roll. With a 7-0 win over FAMU High at home last Friday, the team travels to West Gadsden this Thursday at 7:30 p.m. ET. Go Tiger Sharks. DIG PINKThank you to all who participated in the Dig Pink event this year. We are still receiving donations for breast cancer research and hope to have a total amount that has been contributed in next weeks Shark Talk. We did sell 93 Dig Pink shirts this year. Again, as always, thank you to Gulf County for supporting such an important cause. Girls soccer kicks off this week with a Jamboree at home this Friday and Saturday. Good luck as our Soccer seasons start up. Can basketball be far behind? If you havent visited our Commons Area recently, you are in for a surprise. Along with new at screen televisions showing important current events programming and news during our lunch periods, the area is decorated with banners from colleges attended by our faculty and staff. These School Colors provide our students a reminder of their long term goal of a college degree, and maybe just a little Alumni Pride. Additionally, our snack line has been converted into a lunch line called the Shark Hole where students who dont feel like a school lunch can partake in delicacies such as Hamburgers, Egg Rolls, Chicken Nuggets and much, much more. Parents make sure you look for nine-week Progress Reports that will be sent home on Friday. Special to The StarCongratulations to the honor roll students of Faith Christian School! All As include: Taylor Burkett rst grade; Carter Costin rst grade; Alex Taylor rst grade; Magnolia Sarmiento rst grade and Kristen Bouington third grade. As and Bs include: Riley McGuf n rst grade; Emma Grace Burke second grade; Halee Whicker second grade and Catherine Bouington fth grade.Star Staff ReportPort St. Joe Elementary School is holding a food drive contest through Oct. 26 to help stock the food pantry for the upcoming holidays. Approximately 595 students from 30 classes are involved. The class with the most food items collected during the two week food drive will win the contest and get a pizza party. Were encouraging students to bring canned food and other nonperishable food items to help needy families in our community enjoy a holiday meal. Speci c items were looking for include ham, olives, pickles, stuf ng, green beans, sweet potatoes, corn, potatoes, carrots, and fruit, said Kim Bodine, Executive Director of the Gulf Coast Workforce Board. The food pantry, located at 401 Peters Street in Port St. Joe, is currently helping around 120 families in the area and anticipants helping additional families during the upcoming holiday season. Additional volunteers are needed to assist with the food pantry efforts. Anyone interested in volunteering or nding our more on the food pantry information may contact Diane Pierett, Special Projects Coordinator at 229-1641 or dpierett@gcwb. org. The food pantry is operated by the Gulf Coast Workforce Board in partnership with the Washington Improvement Group and the Christian Community Development Fund with funding and support from the Fund for Gulf Communities/Catholic Charities and support from many churches in and around Port St. Joe. The group Hits and Grins performs for students. DAZZLING DOLPHINS PSJ Elementary School holds food drive contest SEPTEMBER STUDENTS OF THE MONTH The Lions TALE Taylor Burkett, Carter Costin, Alex Taylor, Magnolia Sarmiento and Kristen Bouington earned all As. Riley McGuf n, Emma Grace Burke, Halee Whicker and Catherine Bouington earned all As and Bs. The Lions Tale School News

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FAITHPage B4 www.starfl.com Harvest Day at Victory TempleVictory Temple First Born Holiness Church will observe Harvest Day at 11:30 a.m. ET on Sunday, Oct. 28. Pastor Elder Charles Gather and Assistant Pastor Elder Willie Ash, Jr. and the Victory Temple Family extend an invitation to everyone to come join us in this great worship service.Fall Festival and TouchA-TruckIts time again for the 8th Annual Fall Festival and Touch-A-Truck at Long Avenue Baptist Church. We would like to invite the community to join with us for an evening of fun and fellowship to bene t the children and the elderly of Gulf County during the Christmas season. The event will be held at Long Avenue Baptist Church located at 1601 Long Avenue from 5-7 p.m. ET on Sunday, Oct. 28. Admission is a bag of nonperishable food and/or a NEW toy, the rest is on us! There will be re trucks, ambulances, police cars, dump trucks, and more for kids of all ages to climb on, learn how they work, sound the horns and generally have some fun. The Fall Festival will feature a cake walk, games, hot dogs, a chili cook off, popcorn, fall fun and prizes. For more information or to lend a vehicle please contact the church of ce at 229-8691. Fall Festival at First BaptistFirst Baptist Church of Port St. Joe will host a Fall Festival from 5 p.m. until on Saturday, Oct. 27. There will be food, prizes, games and entertainment. Everyone is invited.Pre-celebration of pastor appreciation at Church of God in ChristThe public is invited to come and be part of the precelebration of our pastors appreciation at Church of God in Christ in Port St. Joe. The services are: 7:30 p.m. ET Oct. 25, Supt. David Woods And for your faithfuln4ess communitywide service; 7:30 p.m. ET Oct. 26, continuation of the community-wide service with Pastor Johnny Jenkins speaker; Culminating in appreciation services in Chipley Oct. 27-28 at Yes, Lord Church of God in Christ. Jerry Arhelger, SOUTHERLAND FAMILY FUNERAL HOME507 10th Street Port St. Joe(850) 229-8111 TO KNOW CHRIST AND TO MAKE HIMKNOWNST. JAMES EPISCOPAL CHURCH800 22ND STREET, PORT ST. JOE8:00 and 11:00 a.m. (EST) Sunday School 9:45 www.stjamesepiscopalchurch.orgCome worship with us! Rector Father Tommy Dwyer St. Peters Church, ACC(Traditional Services 1928 BCP) Morning Prayer & Holy Communion Sunday...............10:00 A.M. Community Healing Service 6:00 P.M. 4th Thursday of Every MonthThe Rev. Dr. D. Pete Windham, Priest The Rev Lou Little, Deacon Services Temporarily at Senior Citizens Center, 120 Library DriveAn Unchanging Faith In A Changing World Morning Prayer & Holy Communion Sunday...............10:00 A.M.The Rev. Lou Little, PriestServices Temporarily at Senior Citizens Center, 120 Library Drive An Unchanging Faith In A Changing World www.faithchristianpsj.net (850) 229-6707 9:45 10:30 10:45 6:00 Our Church can be your homeFirst Church of the Nazarene2420 Long Avenue Port St. Joe, Florida 32456 (850) 229-9596 Give unto the Lord the glory due His name, worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness. Psalm 29:2Sunday School............................10 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship ...........11 a.m. Sunday Evening Worship ..............6 p.m. Wednesday Evening Service ....... 7 p.m. A Spirit Filled Outreach Oriented Word of Faith ChurchHOME OF THE POWERHOUSE YOUTHMINISTRIESPastors Andrew & Cathy Rutherford Welcome you to worship with us: Sunday 10:30am SundayNight Prayer 6pm Wednesday 7pm www.familylifechurch.net 323Reid Ave ~ Downtown Port St. Joe, FL ~ 850-229-5433 TOUCHING LIVES WITH THE LOVE OF JESUS 6pm Deborah Tuttle Wednesday: Children: 6:15 p.m. ET Youth: 6:15 p.m. ET Choir: 7:00 p.m. ET First Baptist Church 102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE Buddy Caswell, Minister of Music & Education Bobby Alexander,Minister to StudentsNew Service Schedule for First Baptist ChurchSunday School & Worship Service .................. 9:00 am Sunday School & Worship Service ................. 10:30 am Sunday Evening Adult Bible Study ................. 6:00 pm Wednesday Night Supper .......................... 5:30 pm Wednesday Night Adult Prayer Meeting ............. 6:30 pm Wednesday Night Children's Ministry activities ....... 6:30 pm Wednesday Night Youth Ministry activities ........... 6:30 pm www.fbcpsj.org Wednesday Night Youth Ministry activities www.fbcpsj.org Jeff Pinder Pastor SundaySunday School.............9:00 am Worship Service............10:30 am Youth Groups...............5:30 pm New Service Schedule for First Baptist ChurchSunday School & Worship Service .................. 9:00 am WednesdayDinner.5:00 6:00 pm AWANA.6:00 7:30 pm Surrender Student Ministry6:15 7:30 pm Prayer/Bible Study.6:30 7:30 pm Read the Bible for Life Class6:15 7:30 pm Nursery..6:00 7:30 pm 2ND Annual Fall FestivalUnited Pentecostal ChurchWednesday, October 31st6:00 8:00 pm EVERYONE IS WELOME! 6:00 8:00 pm 6:00 8:00 pm Wednesday, Wednesday, 6:00 8:00 pm TRUNK OR TREAT! 6:00 8:00 pm 6:00 8:00 pm GAMES & PRIZES! EVERYONE IS WELOME! FREE HOTDOGS & DRINKS! SUNDAY : WORSHIP AT SUNSETPARK 8 AM 10:30 AM ON THE 2ND SUNDAY OF THE MONTH SUNDAY: BIBLE CLASS 9:30 AM SATURDAY : COFFEE TIME 9 11 AM MONDAY : LIFETREE CAF 7 PM WEDNESDAY: MENS BIBLE STUDY 8 AM & WOMENS BIBLE STUDY 5 PM1602 Hwy 98, Mexico Beach, FL(850) 890.1424 www.livingwateratthebeach.com COMFORTER FUNERAL HOMEW. P. Rocky ComforterL.F.D.(850) 227-1818 This business invites you to visit the church of your choice this week.Thursday, October 25, 2012The laws of God are being removed each day. Schools have had Bible reading and prayer taken away. The Ten Commandments are being removed from many places too. Judge Roy Moore was removed from of ce because this he would not do. Abortion is not murder anymore my friend. Womens rights say they can throw them in the garbage bin. Women with women, men with men. Call it civil rights if you want to, but to God its still a sin. To remove God from our Pledge of Allegiance has been in the courts lately too. If the judges dont see the handwriting on the wall, I think thousands have died for nothing, dont you? Theres a move on for our money to remove In God We Trust. How could He still love us, when weve been so unjust? But when Christ is removed from Christmas, the axe will fall my friend. This America that everyone has looked up to for years will never be the same again. To see this happen, keep living the same old way. To make a change, ask Gods forgiveness, and be bold for Jesus each day. Billy Johnson Special to The StarLifetree Caf will host an hour of civil conversation exploring issues relating to same-sex marriage at 7 p.m. CT on Monday, Oct. 29. The program, titled Same Sex Marriage: When Rights, Morals, and Love Collide provides an opportunity to discuss how same-sex marriages are impacting society and how people are responding to the growing presence of same-sex marriages. This topic often prompts confrontation, not conversation, says Lifetree representative Craig Cable. Well host an opportunity to dialogue on this sensitive topic. Admission to the 60minute event is free. Snacks and beverages are available. Lifetree Caf is at 1602 U.S. Highway 98 in Mexico Beach, across from El Governor Hotel. Lifetree Caf is a place where people gather for conversation about life and faith in a casual coffeehouse-type setting. Questions about Lifetree may be directed to Gary Grubb at 334-806-5667 or lwclifetreecafe@fairpoint. net.Star Staff ReportA fabulous spaghetti dinner, entertainment, singalong fun, door prizes and a cash bar featuring Italian beer and win await you at the 5th annual St. Joseph Catholic Church Mens Club Spaghetti Dinner. The dinner will be held 5-7 p.m. ET Saturday, Nov. 3 at the church hall. The hall is just east of the church (20th and Monument Avenue) on 20th Street in Port St. Joe. In addition to the spaghetti dinner, you will get a salad, garlic bread and delicious desserts. You will enjoy Italian accordionist Tony Minichello and vocalist and sing-along leader Marty Jarosz. You may win of the many door prizes as well. Tickets at $8 for adults and $4 for children ages 5-12. Four-year-olds and younger will be admitted free of charge. Get your tickets from any Mens Club member, by stopping by the church hall of ce (227-1417), at Hannon Insurance or by calling Mens Club president Dan Van Treese at 227-8138. Get your tickets early only 192 will be sold. You can also get dinners to go, if you wish. The family of Terry Dykes would like to thank everyone who came by visited, brought food, owers, showed their love and their kindness. Also we would like to thank the churches, Brother Glenn Davis and Brother Dave Fernandez for all they did for our family at our time of loss. We thank you each and everyone for your kindness and love. God Bless You,The Family of Terry Dykes The family of Sarah Leigh Paul wishes to thank everyone for their kindness during our time of bereavement. From the owers, food, cards, prayers, memories shared, and so much more, we are so grateful for the love and support. Please know that every expression of sympathy provided us with comfort and was very much appreciated. Faith BRIEFSChristian faith is under attackSame-Sex Marriage explored at Lifetree CafDykes family Card of Thanks5th annual St. Joseph Mens Club spaghetti dinnerPaul family Card of Thanks

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LocalThe Star| B5Thursday, October 25, 2012Special to The StarThe week of Oct. 7-13 was National 4-H Week, and Gulf County is celebrating the 4-H youth and adult volunteers who have made an impact on the community, and are stepping up to the challenges of a complex and changing world. Recent ndings from Tufts Universitys 4-H Study of Positive Youth Development indicate that young people in 4-H are three times more likely to contribute to their communities than youth not participating in 4-H. Notably, the Tufts research discovered that the structured learning, encouragement and adult mentoring that 4-Hers receive play a vital role in helping them actively contribute to their communities. 4-H youth are a living breathing, culture-changing revolution for doing the right thing, breaking through obstacles and pushing our country forward by making a measurable difference right where they live. Here are the most common questions asked about 4-H by youth and adults alike What is 4-H? 4-H is a community of more than 6.5 million young people across America learning leadership, citizenship, and life skills. The 4-H community also includes 3,500 staff, 538,000 volunteers and 60 million alumni. 4-Hers participate in fun, hands-on learning activities supported by the latest research of land-grant universities that are focused on three areas: healthy living, citizenship, science. Youth can experience 4-H by becoming a member of a 4-H club, attending a 4-H camp, or joining school-based or after-school 4-H programs. 4Hers can compete with their projects in contests at the local, state, regional or national levels and also attend conferences and events. What do the four Hs stand for? Head, Heart, Hands, and Health, and they are the four values members work on through fun and engaging programs. Head Managing, Thinking Heart Relating, Caring Hands Giving, Working Health Being, Living When was 4-H founded? 4-H didnt start in one time or place. It began around the start of the 20th century in the work of several people in different parts of the United States who were concerned about young people. How many states have 4-H? 4-H can be found in every county in every state, as well as the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, the Northern Mariana Islands, and U.S. Army and Air Force installations worldwide. 4-H and 4-H related programs also exist in more than 80 other countries around the world. What do 4-H clubs do? Its entirely up to 4-H members and adult volunteers what their 4-H club does! 4-H clubs usually focus on one or more topics of the members choice. They conduct project-related activities, for example, a gardening club may have a year-round garden or a technology club may work on Web design at meetings. 4-H clubs also do lots of community service both in their project area and where they are needed. How old do you have to be to join? How long does it last? In Florida, you can be a full 4-H member from 8 through 18 years of age. Most states also have a program (usually called Cloverbuds) for youth ages 5 to 7. There is also a collegiate 4-H for youth in their college years. Who are some famous people that have a 4-H background? Faith Hill, Reba McIntyre, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Jim Davis (the creator of Gar eld), Al Gore, Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash, Lamar Alexander, Ben Nighthorse Campbell, Herschel Walker and Reggie White are just a few distinguished alumni who are now in entertainment, government, sports, education and business careers. For a full list, visit www.nae4ha.org/4hda. htm. Learn how you can Join the Revolution of Responsibility at 4-H.org/revolution. For more information on joining the Gulf County 4-H program as a 4-Her or adult volunteer contact: Melanie Taylor, Extension Agent II, 850-639-3200, 229-2909, or metaylor@u .edu. 4-H is the youth development program of the Florida Cooperative Extension Service and the University of Floridas Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. 4-H is open to all youth between the ages of 5-18 regardless of gender, race, creed, color, religion, or disability.Walmart hiring center open to ll 250 jobsStar Staff ReportWalmart will hire approximately 250 employees to work at the new Walmart store slated to open this winter in Panama City. To provide a convenient location for applicants to apply, a temporary hiring center has been opened by Walmart at the Workforce Center at 625 Highway 231 in Panama City. The hiring center opened Oct. 1 and interested applicants can stop by during the centers hours of operation, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. CT, Monday through Friday. Applicants can also apply online at http://careers.walmart.com. We are hiring both fulland part-time associates, said store manager Tim Cobb. Walmart provides good jobs with opportunities for career growth, and we look forward to talking with candidates who are interested in joining our stores team. Cobb began his Walmart career as an hourly associate in 1994 as a manager in the pet department at a store in Chipley. Cobb said associates are needed to work in all areas of the new store, including supervisory positions. Walmarts bene t program is available to eligible fulland part-time associates and provides a variety of affordable health and well-being bene ts including health care coverage with no lifetime maximum. Walmart also offers eligible associates matching 401(k) contributions of up to 6 percent of pay, discounts on general merchandise, an Associate Stock Purchase Program and company-paid life insurance. Additionally, eligible associates receive a quarterly incentive based on store performance. The majority of associates will begin work in December to help prepare the store for its grand opening. 5th Annual St. Joseph Catholic ChurchMens Club Spaghetti Dinner A fabulous spaghetti dinner, entertainment, sing-along fun, door prizes, and a cash bar featuring Italian Beer and Wine await you at the 5thAnnual SJCC Mens Club Spaghetti Dinner.The dinner will be held on Saturday, November 3rd, 5 7 PM ET,at the church hall. The hall is located just east of the church (20th & Monument Ave.) on 20thStreet in Port St. Joe. In addition to the Spaghetti Dinner, you will get a salad, garlic bread, and delicious desserts. You will enjoy Italian Accordionist, Tony Minichello and Vocalist and Sing-Along Leader, Marty Jarosz. You may win one of the many door prozes as well.The ticket prices are $8.00 for adults and $4.00 for children ages 5-12.Four-year-olds and younger will be admitted free of charge. Get your tickets from any Mens Club Member, by stopping by the church hall oce (227-1417), at Hannon Insurance, or by calling Mens Club President, Dan Van Treese at 227-8138. Get your tickets early only 192 will be sold. You can also get Spaghetti Dinners to go, if you wish. Member Board LIGHTHOUSE from page B1oak treenails 1 1/2 in diameter and 9 inches long. All the treenails to have their heads wedged after being driven. The diameter of the grillage, from outside to outside to be 19 feet. Walls: The walls of the tower to be composed of the rst quality hard bummed brick, laid in the best hydraulic Rosendale cement, every fourth course of brick to be headers through the wall. The mortar to be composed of equal parts of cement and sharp clean sand. No mortar to be used after it has been mixed 8 hours. The wall to be circular in plan, outside diameter at the base on the grillage, 17 feet; thickness at base 3 feet. Outside diameter at the top under the copings, 12 feet. Thickness under coping 2 foot. Height of wall from the top of grillage to under side copings, 40 feet. Doors: The tower to have one door 6 feet by 3 feet broad in clear. Sill to be out of cut granite or compact limestone, 8 inches thick; Lintel of the same material 10 inches thick; Jambs of the same material, 7 inches thick. Sill, Lintel and Jambs to have a rebate of 1/2 inches cut in for wooden door. The wooden door to be composed of well-seasoned white pine, to be 3 inches thick, double battened and well nailed, to be provided with two composition hinges, lock and bolt; hinge pintals to be well leaded in the jambs. The sills, lintel and jambs to extend through the wall, the sill and lintel lapping on the jambs. Flooring: The interior of the tower to be led up to the bottom of the door sill with clean pebbles and fragments of rock, and carefully leveled off; on this to be laid 6 inches of concrete, composed of part stone, broken to egg size, one part Rosendale cement, and two parts sand. On this concrete a brick ooring is to be laid in cement, 3 inches thick, with its upper side on a level with the top of the sill. Windows: The tower to have four windows, the top of the top window to be on a level with the springing line of the dome. The sashes and frames to be of clear, sound, well-seasoned white pine. Each window to be glazed with 8 panes of 12x12 inches best quality German glass. The frames to be rebated in a cut granite or compost limestone sill, lintel and jambs, the sill and lintel to lap on the jambs, rebate 1 1/2 inch deep. Thickness of sill, lintel and rebate, 6 inches, all to extend through the wall. Dome: Immediately beneath the coping, the underside of which is touched by the extrados of the dome, is to be sprung a brick dome, 8 inches thick, radius of extrados, 5 feet. Height of inside dome, from springing line, 3 feet 9 feet inches. Coping: The tower to be coped with soapstone 4 inches thick, the pieces composing the outer circle to extend 4 inches within the lantern posts. Exterior diameter of coping 13 1/2 feet. The spandrels between copings and dome to be lled with brick, carefully laid in mortar. Stairs: The stairs to be of the best quality of white pine, 2 inches thick, to be sound, well-seasoned and free of knots; to have 8 inches rise and 15 inches tread at the walls; the tread to project 1 1/2 inch over the riser; thread and riser to be let 4 inches into the wall at one end and fastened to a hollow newel 8 inches square, of the same material, at the other end. The newel to have a hinge door at top and bottom 5x24 inches. The newel to rise through the tower coping to receive the descending weight. Upper Floor: An upper oor to be laid in the top of the tower, top of oor 7 1/2 feet below crown of same. Floor to be composed of white pine timbers 6x8 inches, covered with two thicknesses of 1 inch pine board, well nailed, planned, tongued and grooved at right angles to each other. Floor to ll 2/3 of the circle. Stairs to reach from brick paving at bottom of tower, to top of upper oor. Material all of best quality. A scuttle 22 inches square in clear to be made in coping and dome of cast iron 1 inch thick with 1 inch ange let into coping ush on top and with bottom curved to shape of dome. Scuttle rebated at top for door 1 1/2 inch thick, white pine covered with sheet copper and tted with ____ and fastenings. Ladder: A wrought iron ladder to extend from top of upper oor to scuttle, sides of 3 by 1/4 inch, steps 1 1/2 inch diameter shouldered against sides and riveted over, steps 9 inches apart, ladder 22 inches wide from outside of sides. All wood work of the tower to be well painted in 3 coats of yellow ochre and oil. All brick work, without and within to be white washed with two coats of lime. Lantern: The lantern is to be 16 feet diameter, from outside to outside of angle posts, to be 8 sided. Angle Posts: 8 in number, to be wrought iron, 1 1/2 by 3 inches, set with the 3 inches pointing to the centre, to be 9 1/2 feet long above the copings and to be let in the walls of the tower 3 feet below copings, making total length 12 1/2 feet.--To be rebated 1 1/4 inch deep and 5-16 inch broad for glass. Lower Panels: Of cast iron lling, the space between angle posts to be made 3/4 inch thick, with anges at top, bottom and sides, 3 inches wide all over, ush side to be placed outside. Panels to be 21 inches high, each with a 3 inches diameter ventilator in centre, and to be secured with 2 one inch blots and nuts at top and bottom, passing through one single post and two panels. All the joints between coping and panels, and between panel and single posts, to be made of white and red lead mixed with oil--to be rebated like single posts on tops to receive glass. Upper Panels: In all respects to be like the lower panels, excepting only in height, which is to be 9 inches, and in having a gutter 5 inches deep and broad cast on it. Top of upper panel to be on same level with top of posts, to be rebated like angle post on bottom to receive glass. Rafters: 8 wrought iron rafters, to be 2 inches deep by 1 1/2 broad, to extend from top of angle posts to a wrought iron circle 20 inches diameter, 2 by 2/4 inches thick. Rafter to be secured to angle post by T heads, 2/4 inch blots, and to circle in same manner. Roo ng: To be covered with copper, 32 oz. to the square foot, double capped, and to be made water tight; to be bent down into gutter and well riveted there, and also to be well riveted to bottom of ventilator. Ventilator: One of Emersons patent Ventilator, 20 inches diameter, 4 1/2 feet high, to be well secured on top of wrought iron circle. Sash Bars: 8 wrought iron Sash Bars, 1 1/4 inches deep by 2 inches wide, to be placed midway between top of lower panel and bottom of upper panel, so as to divide each side into equal panes of glass; sash bar to be secured to angle posts by T and 2/4 inch bolts and nuts, to be rebated on upper and under side, like angle posts for glass. Door: One of the lower panes of glass to be set in a wrought iron frame, tted with hinges and fastenings, and hung for a door. Railing: The lantern to be surrounded by a wrought iron railing, composed of 8 post, 1 inch by 3 inch, set opposite to angle post with three inches pointing centre. The lower end of railing post to be well leaded in coping, 2 inches deep and 4 inches from edge, thence curving sharply out to a diameter of 13 1/4 feet; thence perpendicular for a height of 5 1/2 feet above coping; thence curving in on a radius of 1 3/4 feet to the angle post. to which it is to be secured by a T head and blot. There is to be two railing bars of 1 1/3 inch diameter extending around the lantern, the top of the lower one to be 21 inches above coping, the upper one to be placed directly in front of each sash bar. All the iron and copper work to be painted on the outside, with one coat of red lead and oil and two coats of chrome green and oil and all the iron and copper work to be painted on the inside with three coats white lead and oil. Glazing: The lantern to be glazed with 16 panes (2 to each side) of the best quality French plate glass of such size as will ll the before speci ed sides, and to be 1/4 inch thick. The glass to be secured by putty and lead pins, 1/4 inch diameter, 6 lead pins to a pane. Conductor: A copper electrical rod, 2/4 inch diameter, to extend 3 feet above the ventilator of lantern, with forked tops and to reach four feet below surface of ground, turning off from tower obliquely when within 10 feet of bottom. Gutters: A copper gutter o oval form, 1 2/4 by 2 inches to descend from the cast iron gutter, along one angle post to the coping. The entire work is to be completed on or before the rst day of May, 1852, to the satisfaction and approval of the Superintendents of Lights at Apalachicola, Florida or of such person as may be appointed for the purpose of examining the same. No payment to be made to the contractor until the work shall be completed in a faithful and workman like manner, in accordance with the terms of the contract, Separate proposals will be received during and approved as above. the same period, for furnishing materials and erecting at Cape St. George. Florida, a lighthouse, 65 feet in height, singular to the one above described, subject to the same conditions and the work being approved also by the Superintendent of Lights at Apalachicola. Collector and Superintendent of Lights. Next week well cover Cape San Bas & Cape St. George Lighthouse, all dated 1847 1851. Florida 4-H and Gulf County celebrates National 4-H Week

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LocalB6 | The Star Thursday, October 25, 2012But also these ladies are just great community volunteers. There will be four categories judged for the costume contest ages 0-3, 4-7 and 8-12 and a fourth category is for the entire family. After the contest comes the rst tweak to the annual event, which has been a Port St. Joe staple for nearly two decades. Once the costume contest is judged and awards presented, the re whistle will blow to signal the beginning of trick-or-treating up and down Reid Avenue. That wrinkle was brought about for two reasons. First, business owners on Reid Avenue found that kids were coming around for the goodies while the contest was going on and the kids seeking the candy seemed older and not always in costume. Business owners found they were short on candy before those who had dressed for the occasion had a chance to grab some sweets, so the whistle will signal the of cial start of trick-or-treating. This gives the merchants the chance to say they are not ready, to wait for the whistle to blow so all the kids can enjoy the trickor-treating at once, Boyer said. Andy Smith (of Hannon Insurance) came up with that idea and I thought it was a great one. The local Boy Scout lodge will be conducting a Haunted House, cost $3, in the former Tif n Interiors storefront in the 200 block of Reid. In addition, Family Life Church in the 300 block will have hot dogs, chili and candy. Kaotic Ink will be offering temporary tattoos and candy, Fairpoint will sponsor a shing booth and the Junior Service League will hold a candy toss. CVS Pharmacy is offering a free 5 x7 photograph of the wee ones in their costumes. In addition, a car show will be held outside of Portside Trading on Reid Avenue. The second major wrinkle from previous years involves one of the central themes, candy. In a nod to the economic times and the reality that when Ghosts on the Coast began all the storefronts on Reid Avenue were occupied, the emphasis this year is on community. Folks are asked to drop off a bag of candy with their favorite downtown merchant to make Ghosts on the Coast a great night for the young ones. What weve done is ask people to drop off candy with their favorite downtown merchant, Boyer said. That is different this year. People dont realize that some of these businesses pay $200 and $300 for candy to support Ghosts on the Coast. This is a community event. This is a great community and they always chip in. We have had a great response. This really is a great community. Trades & Services GET YOUR AD IN227-7847TODAY!CALL GETYOURADIN CALLTODAY!227-7847 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 From A to ZPO Box 364Port St. Joe, FL 32457850-340-0756 Gregs Handyman Service & Lawn Maintenance Rays Quality Service NO JOB TOO SMALL! FILE PHOTOSFamily is one category for judging, whether of this galaxy or another. GHOSTS from page B1 B6| The Star Thursday, October 25, 2012 CLASSIFIEDS 89214S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 12000174 CAAXMX JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. SHAO CHANG LIN, et al., Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION TO: Shao Chang Lin and Xiu Lan Lin last known residence: 2009 Palm Blvd, Port Saint Joe, F132456 and all persons claiming by, through, under or against the named Defendants. YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in Gulf County, Florida: LOT 11, BLOCK E, FOREHANDS SECOND ADDITION TO HIGHLAND VIEW, FLORIDA, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL MAP THEREOF ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. has been filed against you and your are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Aldridge Connors, LLP, plaintiffs attorney, at 7000 West Palmetto Park Road, Suite 307, Boca Raton, Florida 33433, within 30 days of the first date of publication of this notice, and file the original with the clerk of this court either before November 19, 2012 on plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition. Dated on October 9th, 2012. Rebecca L. Norris As Clerk of the Court BA Baxter As Deputy Clerk Oct 25, Nov 1, 2012 89172S NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN T HAT AMERICAS MINI STORAGE AND OFFICE, INC., INTENDS TO DISPOSE OF OR OFFER FOR SALE THE PERSONAL PROPERTY DESCRIBED BELOW TO ENFORCE A LIEN IMPOSED ON SAID PROPERTY UNDER THE SELF STORAGE FACILITY ACT STATUTES SECTION 83.801-83.89. AMERICAS MINI STORAGE AND OFFICE, INC., WILL DISPOSE OF SAID PROPERTY NO LATER THAN THE DATE OF NOVEMBER 2, 2012. PROPERTY IS LOCATED AT 141 COMMERCE DRIVE, PORT ST. JOE, FL. GULF COUNTY. SALE DATE: Friday, 11/2/2012 9:00 a.m. David and Sara OBarr 477 Pondersora Pines Apt. 7 Port St. Joe, FL 32456 VEHICLE AUCTION 1997 Dodge 3500 1-ton truck, tool boxes, and accessories Oct 18, 25, 2012 90413S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 11-480-CA CENTENNIAL BANK, an Arkansas banking corporation, as successor to Coastal Community Bank, Plaintiff, vs. JERRY PEEK a/k/a JERRY L. PEEK Defendant. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure dated September 21, 2012, entered in Case No. 11-480-CA, in the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit of the State of Florida, in and for Gulf County, Florida, wherein CENTENNIAL BANK, an Arkansas banking corporation, as successor to Coastal Community Bank, is Plaintiff, and JERRY PEEK a/k/a JERRY L. PEEK is Defendant, I will see to the highest and best bidder for cash, at 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida 32456 at 11:00 a.m., (Eastern Time), on November 8, 2012, the following described Property situated in Gulf County, Florida: The South 75 feet of Lot 2, Block 1 of KENTUCKY LANDING SUBDIVISION UNIT ONE, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 2, Page(s) 35, of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS my hand and the official seal of this Honorable Court, on this 12th day of October, 2012. In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Clerk of Circuit Court, Gulf County not later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding at Telephone 850/2296112. REBECCA L. NORRIS Clerk of Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk October 18, 25, 2012 90391S 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 December 16, 2012. 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: October 16, 2012 Ernest W. George CHAIRMAN-CRIMINAL JUSTICE STANDARDS AND TRAINING COMMISSION By: -s-Ashley Hegler, Division Representative Oct. 25, Nov. 1, 8, 15, 2012 90425S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 11-000297-CA COMPASS BANK Plaintiff, vs. JOHN F. ARNOLD; KATHY ARNOLD; JEAN F. ARNOLD; CAPITAL CITY BANK, and any unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, and other unknown persons or unknown spouses claiming by, through and under any of the above-named Defendants. AMENDED NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE is hereby given that the undersigned Clerk of the Circuit Court of Gulf County, Florida, will on the 8th day of November, 2012, at 11:00 A.M. 1000 5th Street, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following-described property situate in Gulf County, Florida: BEING KNOWN AND DESIGNATED AS LOTS FIVE (5) AND SEVEN (7) IN BLOCK SEVEN (7) OF BEACON HILL SUBDIVISON ACCORDING TO PLAT FILED BY M.D. TAYLOR AND H.H. BULLARD IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 2, IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT, G ULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. ALSO: THAT PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN FRONT OF THE ABOVE NUMBERED LOTS, BETWEEN STATE HIGHWAY IN ORIGINAL LOT 3, SECT. 31, T6S, R11W, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, WITH ALL IMPROVEMENTS THEREON. pursuant to the Final Judgment entered in a case pending in said Court, the style of which is indicated above. Any person or entity claiming an interest in the surplus, if any, resulting from the foreclosure sale, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must file a claim on same with the Clerk of Court within 60 days after the foreclosure sale. WITNESS my hand and official seal of said Court this 15th day of October, 2012. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator by mail at P.O. Box 1089, Panama City, Fl 32402 or by phone at (850) 747-5338 at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days. If you are hearing impaired, please call 711. Rebecca Norris CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: B.A. Baxter Deputy Clerk Oct. 25, Nov. 1, 2012 90437S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 23-2009-CA-000502 DIVISION: CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC, Plaintiff, vs. CHRISTOPHER S. BENOIT, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated September 21, 2012 and entered in Case No. 23-2009-CA000502 of the Circuit Court of the FOURTEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for GULF County, Florida wherein JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC1, is the Plaintiff and CHRISTOPHER S. BENOIT; TARA M. BENOIT; 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 15th day of November, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 22, BLOCK 3, RISH ADDITION TO WEWAHITCHKA, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, UNIT ONE, A SUBDIVISION AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2 AT PAGE 16 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 619 EAST CHIPOLA A VENUE, WEWAHITCHKA, FL 32465 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 October 15, 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 F09090069 Oct. 25, Nov 1, 2012 90439S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 23-2011-CA-000356 DIVISION: WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, vs. DAVID E. FOSTER, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated September 21, 2012 and entered in Case No. 23-2011-CA000356 of the Circuit Court of the FOURTEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for GULF County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA is the Plaintiff and DAVID E. FOSTER; PAMELA FOSTER; 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 8th day of November 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: COMMENCE AT AN IRON ROD MARKING THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 9, TOWNSHIP 4 SOUTH, RANGE 10 WEST, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND THENCE GO SOUTH 89 DEGREES 21 MINUTES 33 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE NORTH BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID NORTHEAST QUAR-

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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 F11020733 Oct. 25, Nov. 1, 2012 90445S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 2009 CA 000128 DIVISION: GMAC MORTGAGE, LLC, vs. ELIPHETE YACINTHE, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale date October 11th, 2012, and entered in Case No. 2009 CA 000128 of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida in which GMAC Mortgage, LLC, is the Plaintiff and Eliphete Yacinthe, are defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in/on the front lobby, Gulf County Clerk of Court office, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL 32456, Gulf County, Florida at 11:00 A.M. on the 29th, day of November, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: UNIT 9, EAGLE LANDING SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 51 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 477 PONDEROSA PINES DR. PORT SAINT JOE, FL 32456-7367 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 in Bay County, Florida this 15th day of October, 2012. BILL KINSAUL Clerk of the Clerk Court Bay County, Florida By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk Albertelli Law Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 23028 Tampa, FL 33623 (813) 221-4743 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participation in the proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Court Administration at P.O. Box 1089, Panama City, Florida, 32402. Phone number 850747-5338, 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. Oct. 25, Nov. 1, 2012 90449S IN THE COUNTY COURT, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No. 12-116-CC SE PROPERTY HOLDINGS, LLC, Plaintiff, vs. TIMOTHY P. CROFT AS PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF BETTY MAE HILTON, AND AS PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF PATRICIA LUANN REDD, GLORIA WOOD, AS GUARDIAN OF HARLEY REDD, UNKNOWN HEIRS OF BETTY MAE HILTON or any other parties claiming an interest in the estate of BETTY MAE HILTON, AND UNKNOWN HEIRS OF PATRICIA LUANN REDD or any other parties claiming an interest in the estate of PATRICIA LUANN REDD, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: THE UNKNOWN HEIRS OF BETTY MAE HILTON and PATRICIA LUANN REDD or any other parties claiming an interest in the estate of BETTY MAE HILTON and PATRICIA LUANN REDD YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage lien on real property located in Gulf County, Florida, described as follows: Commence at the SE Corner of Lot 8 in Block 2 of Britts Subdivision, Unit No. 1 to the City of Wewahitchka, and run East 208.75 ft., more or less, to the West R/W line of SR No. 71; thence run South along the West side of said SR 71 for 50 ft.; thence run West 208.75 ft.; thence run North 51.99 ft. to the POB. Said land lying and being in Section 24, Township 4 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida. ALSO: Lots 1, 2, and 3, of Unit 1 of Britts Subdivision to the City of Wewahitchka, according to the official map or plat thereof on file in the office of the Clerk of Circuit Court, Gulf County, Florida. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, upon Jeffrey P. Whitton, Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is Post Office Box 16, Panama City, Florida 32402, on or before November 17, 2012, and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service upon Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter, or a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. Dated this 11th day of October, 2012. Rebecca L. Norris Clerk of the Court By: L. Roberts Deputy Clerk Oct. 25, Nov. 1, 2012 90475S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA File No. 12-41PR IN RE: ESTATE OF EDWARD CLYDE PRIDGEON III Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Edward Clyde Pridgeon III, deceased, whose date of death was July 18, 2012, is pending in the Circuit Court for Gulf County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL 32456. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is October 25, 2012. Personal Representative: /s/ Sean Pridgeon Sean A. Pridgeon 1318 Marvin Ave. Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Mel Magidson Jr. Mel C. Magidson, Jr. Attorney for Sean A. Pridgeon FL Bar No.: 261629 528 6th Street P.O. Box 340 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 (850) 227 7800 Fax: (850) 227 7878 E-Mail: mmagidson@ gtcom.net Oct. 25, Nov. 1, 2012 90569S PUBLIC NOTICE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS RFP 2012-12 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 November 16, 2012. Bids will be publicly opened and acknowledged, Friday November 16, 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). The proposal shall include the labor and material 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. *Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) to automatically operate the new horizontal pump based on level. *One (1) Level Transducer *Install starter and transfer switch into existing control panel for across-the-line starting. *VFD shall have a six (6) year 100% Warranty *Provide estimated start and completion dates. 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 Oct. 25, Nov. 1, 2012 90541S PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF INTENT Pursuant to Section 121.055, Florida Statutes, the Gulf County Board of County Commissioners intends to designate the position of Building Official and Mosquito Control Director II as Senior Management Class Positions under the Florida Retirement System, effective October 1, 2012. /s/ William C. Williams, Chairman Attest: /s/ Rebecca L. Norris, Clerk Oct. 25, Nov. 1, 2012 90551S PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS BID NO. 1213-01 The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners will receive bids from any person, company or corporation interested in providing the following: Sale of one (1) 1988 Caterpillar Motor Grader Proposals must be turned in to the Gulf County Clerks Office at 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Blvd, Room 148, Port St. Joe, Florida, 32456, by 4:30 p.m., E.T., on Friday, November 2, 2012. Interested parties should contact Public Works Director Joe Danford for additional information at (850) 227-1401. Equipment may be viewed by appointment only Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m. -5:00 p.m., E.T. by calling (850) 227-1401. Please indicate on the envelope YOUR COMPANY NAME OR YOUR NAME, that this is a SEALED BID with the BID NUMBER. Bids will be opened at the above location on Monday, November 5, 2012 at 10:00 a.m., E.T. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA /s/ William C. Williams, III, Chairman Attest: /s/ Rebecca L. Norris, Clerk Oct. 25, Nov 1, 2012 90579S PUBLIC NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that ST. JOE RENT-ALL, INC intends to dispose of or offer for sale the personal property described below to enforce a lien imposed on said property under The Florida Self Storage Facility Act Statutes (Section 83.801-83.809) ST. JOE RENT-ALL, INC will dispose of said property no later than November 3, 2012. Property is located at 706 First Street, Port St. Joe, FL and 131 Volunteer Ave., White City, FL #16 Kevin Bradley Misc Furnishings #30 Frank Cothran Misc Furnishings #33 Ranani Piaalan Misc Furnishings #34 & 58 Tim Degraff Contractor Supplies #56 Melissa McNeil Misc Furnishings #57 Courtney Beachum Misc Furnishings #65 Nick Rushing Misc. Furnishings #84 Veronica Johnson Misc Furnishings #W16 Rebecca Newsome Misc Furnishings Oct. 25, Nov. 1, 2012 *Adopt*:Successful Business Owners, at-home parents love awaits baby. *Expenses paid* *FLBar42311* *800-552-0045* *Patty & Sean* Energetic, creative, and professional couple looking to adopt. Stay at home mom and successful dad ready to share their fun, loving home and devoted family. If you are pregnant and considering adoption or know someone who is, please contact our attorney, Alice Murray, FBN 0794325, at 785-0108 or 1-800-708-8888 for more information. Extra Mile Pet SittingHome visits/overnight in the comfort of your pets home. Gulf & Bay County Diana 227-5770 Dan 227-8225 extramilepetsitting.com YORKIE AKC PUPPIESSweet & Precious 2 females. Will be approx. 8-9 lbs when full grown. 13 weeks old They come with Health Certificate and 1st shots. Asking $500 850-691-7016

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B8| The Star Thursday, October 25, 2012 CLASSIFIEDS emeraldcoastjobs.com Employment Today By JON PICOULTMonster Contributing Writer What do companies like Southwest Airlines, Ritz-Carlton, and Zappos have in common? They hire for attitude and train for skill. Its a simple mantra, but one that has a profound effect on how to successfully recruit and select new employees.Prioritizing soft skills During their hiring process, these companies weigh attitudinal characteristics very heavily. These are personal attributes that its difficult to train employees on such as being a people-person, having an upbeat personality, or possessing a keen ability to learn new things. While these firms wont ignore technical skills (Southwest doesnt put unqualified pilots in the cockpit, no matter how bright and cheery they are) they nonetheless look very carefully at these soft skills. These companies gain a lot from this hiring strategy. By focusing on attitudinal characteristics that align with their company brand, these companies reinforce their company culture with each hire. And because theyre hiring people whose values align with that culture, the end result is a workforce thats happier, more engaged and less likely to turn over. But the benefits of this hiring process dont stop there. When a workforce embodies the company brand (think how Southwest employees exude fun), it differentiates the customer experience where it counts most in consumers one-on-one interactions with your staff. Steps to hiring for attitudeSo how should you go about hiring for attitude, seeding your workforce with true brand ambassadors? You could run your applicants through personality tests and behavioral assessments but that can be pricey, timeconsuming, and onerous for the candidates. Fortunately, there are other approaches you can employ to put this strategy in practice. Here are five ways to hire for attitude: 1. Be clear about expectations. Take advantage of candidate self-selection by clearly broadcasting what qualities you look for when hiring staff. For example, if you tell the world that youre in the market for extroverts fewer introverts will apply (and thats a good outcome for you and them). By defining what personal qualities youre searching for upfront, you make it more likely that candidates with those attributes will throw their hats into the ring. 2. Be proactive. Dont just wait for people with the right attitude to apply for a job spot them in the marketplace and make your pitch! When you see someone who clearly embodies the qualities you want on your team, give them your card and invite them to apply for employment. 3. Focus on the person behind the paper. Gauging attitude from a resume requires insight and vision. Consider how the personal qualities you seek would manifest themselves in a candidates resume and background. For example, individuals who are adept at overcoming adversity might have demonstrated that spirit in how they responded to a layoff. People-oriented extroverts might belong to a variety of business associations and community groups. Skilled communicators likely will design and organize their resume content in exceptional ways. In addition, your interview questions also can reveal attitudinal characteristics. Looking for someone with customer service in their DNA? Ask about the most over-the-top service they ever delivered (the best service people never forget such stories). Looking for someone with a sense of humor? Ask them about the time they laughed the hardest. Whatever attitude you seek to hire, the key is to look beyond the words on the resume and search for more subtle clues about a candidates character. 4. Observe applicants when they think no one is watching. Want to see a candidates true colors? Then see how they behave when they think no one is watching. How did the applicant treat your receptionist? Did he strike up conversation with other applicants in the waiting room? Did he eat alone in the cafeteria or introduce himself to a table of strangers? What the candidate says and does outside of the hiring managers view can give you a glimpse into their true personality. Use these clues to help judge if the applicant will be a good fit for your company. 5. Enlist todays stars to spot tomorrows standouts. Toward the end of the hiring process, see if its possible to have your job finalists spend some time shadowing existing employees. This serves two objectives. First, candidates get an unfiltered look at the job they would be performing, so theres less chance of unpleasant surprises and post-hire buyers remorse. Second, by pairing these finalists with the best employees (the ones who embody the desired attitude), your staff can help identify those applicants who have the right stuff. Hiring for attitude is about building a distinctive workplace culture and company brand that, unlike skill sets, cant be easily copied in the market. Its what gives Southwest Airlines, RitzCarlton and Zappos their unique character and competitive advantage. Follow the lead of these legendary firms as you look to recruit great candidates.Hiring process: How do you hire for attitude? Featured Jobs SITE/UTILITY CONSTRUCTION COMPANY has immediate full time openings for experiencedHeavy Equipment Operators and Laborersfor South Franklin County area. Please call 850-265-9166 for information.EEO/drug free work force. 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