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Publication Date: 11-15-2012
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50 For breaking news, visit www.starfl.com Subscribe to The Star 800-345-8688 For your hometown paper delivered to your home! Real Estate Ad deadline is Thursday 11 a.m. ET Legal ad deadline is Friday 11 a.m. ET Display ad deadline is Friday 11 a.m. ET 227-1278 Classi ed deadline is Monday 5 p.m. ET 747-5020 TABLE OF CONTENTS quote quote id quote name JUMP From Page 6A From page 6A Subscribe to The Star Call 227-1278 For your hometown paper delivered to your home! Opinions 4A Letters to the Editor 5A Sports 10A Society News 2-3B Obituaries 4B Church News 5B Law Enforcement 8B School News 10B Legals 11B Classieds 12-13B Trades & Services 14B I NDEX A Freedom Newspaper Real Estate Advertising Deadline Thursday 11:00 am ET Display Advertising Deadline Friday 11:00 am ET 227-1278 Classified Line-Advertising Deadline Monday 5:00 pm ET 747-5020 xxxx xxxxxxx 1B V ISIT T HE S TAR ONLINE AT WWW STARFL COM XXXXX XXXXXX YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER SINCE 1937 YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER SINCE 1937 THE S TAR Thursday, NOVEMBER 15, 2012 YEAR 75, NUMBER 5 By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com The Gulf County School Board is likely to ask voters to again provide funding to bolster the operational bottom line in the spring. With the one mil additional operating levy approved by voters nearly four years ago to expire at the end of the scal year in June and the bottom line for public schools shrinking due to sliding property values and declining enrollment, board members expressed the very real need to ask voters for additional funding next year. A mil is equal to $1 for every $1,000 in taxable personal property tax and the value of that mil has steadily declined over the past four years worth more than $2.2 million when passed by voters the additional mil is now worth $1.3 million. That means over the four-year life of the levy the district realized $4 million less in funding than originally projected. In addition, declining enrollment means less funding in the per-studentbased formula used by the state. Superintendent of Schools Jim Norton said during a workshop last week that decision time is approaching for the School Board to return to voters for assistance or face its own scal cliff. In the coming months we are going to have to make some decisions, Norton said. We need to have consensus on the board on this and we need to get community support. What we are ghting for is our system. The discussion centered on one of three options: asking voters to approve the full mil for another four years; asking for threequarters of a mil; or asking for a half mil. In my own assessment, I dont think (a full mil) would pass, Norton said. It was a close vote four years ago. There are a lot of taxpayers who dont have kids in the school system and pay high taxes. I think we need to reward the public for paying this for four years. I think it is an easier sell to come with something less. He told board members they would have to decide by next month whether to request that the Board of County Commissioners call for a special election four years ago ballots were mailed out and back in with the election likely in March. Norton sought feedback from board members. I would support it because of what we are facing, said board member Danny Little. In addition to state and local funding issues, the deadlock in Congress which could send the country toward what pundits are calling a scal cliff would have signi cant impacts on the district, said Sara Joe Wooten, assistant superintendent for instruction. She said due to the District likely to return to voters Debbie Hooper of joebay.com shared this aerial of the ongoing work on the grounds of the Cape San Blas Lighthouse. The Air Force has constructed a new road to the property (angling from upper right to lower left) and preparations are close to move the two keepers quarters directly back to provide a buffer from the shoreline and time for the county and city of Port St. Joe to work out relocation of the lighthouse. By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com The Gulf County Board of Commissioners unanimously voted Tuesday to bring the Economic Development Council back under the umbrella of the BOCC. With Commissioner Warren Yeager absent, the board followed the lead of Commissioner Carmen McLemore who requested the board reassume direct control of the EDC. The current operational model for the EDC created when commissioners raised some of the same issues two years ago is a consolidation with the Gulf County Chamber of Commerce that Yeager, as chairman in 2011, helped push to fruition. That model included a nationwide search for a new director, Barry Seller, who relocated from Arkansas, as well as a new board that essentially started from scratch. Weve done some movement (over the past ve years) but not enough, McLemore said. I remember when the county had (the EDC). Alan McNair was the director and he had movement and I havent seen that from this director. Commissioners Ward McDaniel and Bill Williams, in his nal meeting on the BOCC, both agreed. I for one dont know what we have, McDaniel said. We have to know where the money is going and how we can get more bang for the buck. For this thing to survive I think we need to bring it back under the county. Commissioner Tan Smiley, though, wondered about the starts-and-stops with the EDC. This is the second time in ve years that the BOCC has realigned the EDC roughly two years into a ve-year pledge for funding. When Seller was hired the pledge was ve years at $80,000 a year from the county. The county has thus far budgeted just $20,000 this year, matching the ve-year pledge originally agreed to by the City of Port St. Joe. Before that ve-year stretch, the BOCC had changed the alignment, director, board at the EDC or all three several times in the prior six years. McNair left the employ of the county employ on less than positive terms, he said ve years ago on his way out, feeling that he had been undermined by having to answer to ve commissioners with varying agendas. How are we going to get going if we keep stopping in the middle of the street every time, Smiley said. Williams said it was a fair question and also noted that if the ve commissioners were polled on a direction for the EDC, ve answers would likely be offered, an issue that ended McNairs tenure. Williams also noted that he did not see how the EDC could function on $40,000 it had been provided this year in public funding and wondered about the exact direction of the EDC beyond saying the county was open for business. Smiley said that Sellers did not have a staff to speak of at the EDC and that he was being hamstrung by the lack of support in funding and manpower. This guy is doing everything from taking out the garbage to serving as secretary to cleaning up at the end of the day, Smiley said. Williams also cautioned that while bringing the EDC under the BOCC control might be a positive, he said the exact structure and scope of services and direction for the EDC would have to be something left to the incoming board to decide. I havent seen any BOCC to bring EDC back under its umbrella By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com Billy Joe Rish hung his law shingle out at Fourth Street and U.S. Highway 98 50 years ago this year. On Monday, Rishs legacy to the community and region was memorialized by family, friends and local of cials. The William J. Billy Joe Rish Memorial Parking Lot was of cially dedicated on Monday in a ceremony celebrating the life of one of the communitys giants, who despite being small of stature left behind a huge shadow when he passed in 2008. There are not many people in this community who have made the impact he has, said Tom Gibson, Rishs long-time law partner. He established his of ce on this spot 50 years ago. This is where his heart was, even after we moved (to another location). This is where the major accomplishments over a lifetime of them occurred. His life was about public service. He was always looking out for the best for us. Rish, born in Wewahitchka in 1932, served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Con ict and later earned his law degree from the University of Florida. He passed the bar in 1962, setting up his of ce in Port St. Joe where the parking lot now sits, where he practiced until the of ce was moved to Marina Square in 2005. Rish served in the Florida Legislature for eight years and advocated on the part of the disabled, spearheading the creation of Billy Joe Rish Paark, the only park in the A road forward for the lighthouse A legacy memorialized See FUNDS A8 See EDC A8 See LEGACY A3 FCAT AWARDS B1 Opinion . . . . . . . . . . A4-A5 Letters to the Editor . . . . . . . A5 Outdoors . . . . . . . . . . . A10 Sports . . . . . . . . . . A11-12 School News . . . . . . . . . B3,5 Faith . . . . . . . . . . . . . B4 Obituaries . . . . . . . . . . . B4 Classi eds . . . . . . . . . B7-B8

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Local A2 | The Star Holiday Greetings Place Your Holiday Ad Today! For our Upcoming Letters To Santa issue of The Star and The Apalachicola & Carrabelle Times December 20th, 2012 Deadline December 12th, 2012 3 pm Please call us today to place your holiday greeting to be published in our special holiday section of The Star & The Apalachicola and Carrabelle Times Call or e-mail us today! Joel Reed jreed@star.com (850) 814-7377 Kari Fortune kfortune@star.com (850)227-7847 Or 4-9 Tall Fraser Fir Christmas Trees Live Wreaths and Garlands Poinsettias Register to win FREE CHRISTMAS TREE, Poinsettias, Gift Certicates FRIDAY NOV 23 RD A N D SATURDAY 24 TH Extended Hours on Saturday Free Mounting with Purchase of Stand Free Baling Gifts for the Kids! Apple Cider & Hot Chocolate st. joe rent-all By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com The annual Veterans Day salute at Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School, a Gulf County tradition, was a bit different this year. There remained the moving remembrance of the dead, a bell rung with each name of a Gulf County casualty. There was the presentation by the NJORTC drill team and songs honoring America and its freedoms from the high school guitar band. But the annual event provided even more last Friday, as the Port St. Joe Elementary School children packed the upper reaches of the R. Marion Craig Coliseum and rstand sixth-graders added to the honorary music with Youre a Grand Old Flag and America the Beautiful. In addition, this years event provided a stage to pay special homage to the veterans of World War II, the Greatest Generation that fought a war on multiple fronts and saved a world from the continued rise of fascism. As keynote speaker Kesley Colbert noted, after the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, the response from young men and women across the country was profound. They didnt wait for the call, they rushed (to recruiting of ces) because the ag was attacked, our country was attacked, Colbert said. Two hundred million enlisted in that war. What a remarkable show of courage and strength. They had been lawyers, bankers, accountants and they got their training when the bullets started ying, He told students about Guadalcanal in the Paci c and how six months of ghting ultimately boiled down to hand-to-hand combat for possession of the island. We dont call them the Greatest Generation for nothing, Colbert told the crowd of students, veterans and the public who attended the event before speaking about D-Day and the June 1944 invasion of Europe that would lead to the end of the war with Germany. Nothing like it had been seen before or since, Colbert said of the Normandy invasion. It was unbelievable. Two thousand died before noon but by the end of the day the American flag was up over France. Within a year we would be in Berlin. For Colbert, the war in the Pacific carried more personal import. His father fought on the Island of Biak. His fathers company had been lured to the interior of the island by the Japanese, who chose not to offer defense on shore. His father and his fellow soldiers were surrounded by the Japanese and they fought for 16 days, day and night, until relief arrived. Among those fighting to reach Colberts fathers unit, Howard Rogers, was among the veterans gathered last week. Colbert said his father talked to him about arriving in San Francisco harbor after the atomic bomb had been dropped on Hiroshima and the Japanese surrender. Colbert said his father told him of the American flag that had been draped across the Golden Gate Bridge to welcome the troops. Colbert said those men, hardened by war and death, wept like babies when they saw that flag greeting them. They knew they were home. Young people you are here today because they were there fighting for you, Colbert said. Thats why we have our freedoms today. Please dont take it for granted. A remarkable show of courage Veterans saluted in uplifting, moving ceremonies PHOTOS BY TIM CROFT | The Star The local Boy Scout troop joined the high school NJROTC in presenting the colors to begin last Fridays festivities. The sixth-graders from Port St. Joe Elementary nished their rendition of America the Beautiful with a thanks to the veterans. The rst-graders from Port St. Joe Elementary keep their eyes on the Grand Ole Flag. Members of the high school Student Government Association pin American ags on honored veterans. Elementary school students gave the veterans notes of thanks. Thursday, November 15, 2012

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Local The Star| A3 state established strictly to serve the disabled. But it was the of ce at Fourth and U.S. 98 that was his headquarters as speakers noted on Monday. His son Jay remembered the of ce as something of a mini-mall that at various times also housed a title company, karate school and sub sandwich shop. This property was the hub of many things that shaped our town and region, Jay said, noting the creation of the Port St. Joe Marina, the moving of U.S. Highway 98, the development of WindMark Beach and the expansion of water and sewer from the city to most of the southern end of the county. He was a Christian, a husband, a father, a lawyer and a statesman, in that order. He would probably be humbled by this. He would probably say we made too much of a fuss. He would Check out our Grand Opening Loan Promotion! Emerald Coast FCU will lower your existing rate by at least 1% to as low as 1.99% APR*; Emerald Coast FCU will cover the costs of recording the lien, AND; Each member that a over $7,500 with that by Dec. 15th will be a for a to of two $250.00 VISA Membership eligibility required. Rates are based on credit score and are subject to change without notice. apply to auto already with Emerald FCU. will be held December 17th time for Your Community Credit Union 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 : LEGACY from page A1 THE PORT ST. JOE STAR FIND US ON FACEBOOK @ PSJ_Star FOLLOW US ON TWITTER See LEGACY A8 COURTESY OF DEBBIE HOOPER AT JOEBAY.COM Jay Rish, his sister Cathy, partially obscured, and their mother, Carol Rish, unveil the plaque for the new William J. Billy Joe Rish Memorial Parking Lot. Thursday, November 15, 2012

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Opinion A4 | The Star Keyboard KLATTERINGS USPS 518-880 Published every Thursday at 135 W. U.S. 98 Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Publisher: Roger Quinn Editor: Tim Croft POSTMASTER: Send address change to: The Star P.O. Box 308 Port St. Joe, FL 32457-0308 Phone 850-227-1278 PERIODICAL RATE POSTAGE PAID AT PORT ST. JOE, FL 32457 WEEKLY PUBLISHING SUBSCRIPTIONS PAYABLE IN ADVANCE IN COUNTY $24.15 year $15.75 six months OUT OF COUNTY $34.65 year $21 six months Home delivery subscribers may be charged a higher rate for holiday editons. TO ALL ADVERTISERS In case of error or omissions in advertisements, the publishers do not hold themselves liable for damage further than the amount received for such advertisement. The spoken word is given scant attention; the printed word is thoughtfully weighed. The spoken word barely asserts; the printed word thoroughly convinces. The spoken word is lost; the printed word remains. Circulation:1-800-345-8688 Thursday, November 15, 2012 The mailbox is breathing a sigh of relief. Actually, it is breathing again and yes, if you drove by and saw my head in the mailbox I was trying CPR. That noise you hear? Silence as being a voter in a battleground state ends its everyfour-year torture of the dinner hour. The election is nally behind us and given that most of us could relate to that viral video of the little girl crying about the Presidential race, many say, Whew. In a way, though, the Gulf County campaign season continues and that is a roadblock to any forward momentum on the most pressing issue: jobs. The campaign season will not truly end in this county until the State Attorneys Ofce makes public the le on its investigation into tactics employed by a local Political Action Committee, Citizens Improving Gulf County. At least that is the presumptive basis of the investigation since right now all we have is the words of three people involved. One, the primary witness in the investigation, has called the investigation silliness and a Keystone Kops comedy routine. And in fact the State Attorney closed the case on Oct. 16 with a letter saying that what seemed to be involved was dirty politics or a crime, and intelligent people would disagree. Bluntly, you could almost make the same assertion about many of the commercials that bombarded the airwaves leading up to the election dirty politics or a crime, you decide? The fact that the case was closed with no nding of charges, however, speaks volumes because it is hard to see what new information could have been gleaned from the ugly Board of County Commissioners meeting of Oct. 25. To reopen the case, preventing public disclosure of the le is signicant in a county desperately needing closure on this election. What was the probable cause that launched this investigation? What was the probable cause that provided authorization for a county commissioner to secretly record a conversation with a trusted campaign advisor and one of his last allies in the county? These are important questions in this context. What evidence fueled this investigation? This was, to say the least, an incredibly contentious campaign season in Gulf County. But regardless of what ones view of tactics might have been there is an important distinction. Citizens Improving Gulf County is an organization of private citizens, exercising their constitutional rights to speak against, with volume if desired, and assemble against their government. These are fundamental First Amendment rights, guaranteed under state and federal constitutions exercised by private citizens. Their targets were publically-paid elected ofcials. That is part of the equation when running for ofce, when putting name on ballot, the criticism and dissent from voters who disagree with your policies. This is fundamental stuff going back to Lexington and Concord. The right to protest against government is essential; the scope with which government can and should respond helps dene our community. So, to leave unanswered the two fundamental questions about this investigation is a public disservice to the voters and citizens of Gulf County. Because this investigation and the dismaying way it spilled into the public was the punctuation mark on this campaign season. Resolution is needed to move ahead and essential to be moving on the economic development front. In the past two years, the BOCC adopted a consolidated Chamber of Commerce/Economic Development Council model. A nationwide search resulted in the hiring of an energetic plugged-in director and a new board has brought new ideas and faces. But that board and director have barely had a chance to breathe and operate under a series of oppressive moves from the BOCC. The job of government is to provide the atmosphere for economic development and get out of the way. Instead the BOCC has again reversed course on budgetary pledges, cutting funding to the Chamber/EDC by a three-quarters due to reasons that have yet to be explained beyond a chip on the shoulder toward the City of Port St. Joe. They have publicly grilled the Chamber board president and the executive director about decisions and policy and any observer of the BOCC knows that what happens in public is a tip of the iceberg. Time for the BOCC to stick to its word, put up the public funding promised for the next several years until private funding has a chance to take root and get out of the way and let the Chamber/EDC do the job the BOCC created the model to do. Meanwhile, the same with the Tourist Development Council which disintegrated in a wave of ethically questionable behavior from the BOCC and a series of missteps ones that once again carried no charges despite the chest thumping from the BOCC that there was illegality by the director who continued a laissez faire attitude toward county policy and procedures that existed when he arrived. Now, there is a new director identied from a nationwide search, a new board and new policies in place. The ship has been turned. Time for those with sway over decisions stand back, lend support and generally cheer, but from the sidelines. Finally, there is a need to get the Port of Port St. Joe moving forward in development and that can only happen with all on the same page, a page that must include paid staff, not staff with deep institutional knowledge forced to work as volunteers due to forces apparently beyond the Port Authoritys control. Those three legs can provide a foundational stool for economic development and jobs and growth in a county that desperately needs the entire plate. But until there is a closure on one of the nastier local campaign seasons many of us have witnessed, and here the State Attorney can prove invaluable, it will be difcult to move past the campaign to the far more important tasks at hand. TIM CROFT Star news editor Closure to move ahead I couldnt help but be moved by the various Veterans Day services this past week. It boggles my mind that over 16 million American men and women were inducted into service and deployed during the ofcial World War II years of 1939 to 1946. That is almost the current population of the entire state of Florida. It is roughly the population today of Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi combined! The Marines, Army, Navy, etc didnt have to go advertising for most of these folks. Volunteers by the thousands raced to the nearest recruiting station after the unprovoked and dastardly sneak attack on Pear Harbor in December of 1941. Bob Feller, Hank Greenberg and Ted Williams come quickly to mind because, as rising stars in professional baseball, they had so much to lose. Of course, come to think of it, the steel mill worker in Pennsylvania, the banker in Omaha or the school teacher in Portland, Oregon, stood to lose just as much. Young men lied about their age to get in. Some begged their parents to sign for them so they could enlist early. Many quit high school to join up. You ponder on that for a second. Our nation was under attack and 16 million of us rallied to the cause. To say they didnt understand the possible consequences would be nave. To even hint that many of them acted before they thought it through would be selling them way short. Heres the way I gure it. Our beloved America was under attack. Our democratic way of life was threatened. Long before Pearl Harbor, Adolf Hitler had been getting up and spouting off about socialism, German pride and superior races. Of course, he wanted to be the head socialist, the absolute German supreme honcho and he wanted to select the superior race. Most all of that goes against the grain of a freedom loving, independent nation. After fooling British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain into a peace in our time statement, Hitler quickly moved to dispel that hope by invading Poland, submarine-ing neutral ships in the North Atlantic and reneging on a peace agreement with Russia. Pearl Harbor was just the wake up call that there was to be no more subterfuge. It was open and outright war to the nish! The gauntlet had been thrown down. The Axis powers of Germany, Japan and Italy stood ready to challenge the world for ultimate supremacy. These fanatics were lining up their empires. They had the power, the might, the cunning; they gured it was going to be a slam dunk... Poor Adolf, Tojo and Mussolini obviously hadnt gotten the word on The Greatest Generation. In December of 1941, my Father was driving a truck for the Domestic Egg Company in McKenzie, Tennessee. By December of the following year he was practicing amphibious landings on the shores of Lake Michigan. Ten months later he was on the USS Monticello steaming toward New Guinea and a war that was not of his making. Not to his liking. And quite possibly would cost him his life. It was more than we should ask of any man. I dont know where or how he received the Bronze Arrowheads. I dont know about the Presidential Unit Citation or the other ribbons. He never said much about the war to me. He never one time complained about having to go, or the ghting, or the lost years away from his wife and baby son. He didnt brag or dwell on the war. The job nished, he came home and went back to work. It was over. Heroes to him were always the ones that didnt make it back. Heres the part youve got to grasp this morning. Dads story was only one of 16 million! Dont say it so fast or let the numbers be so vast that you just pass it off. Or fail to catch the sacrice, the daring, the glint of steel in the eyes, the fortitude, the immeasurable courage, the love of country and the heroism in each and every single one of them! General Custer divided his forces and the Indians got him. Hitler had to ght the Americans to the West and the Russians on the Eastern Front. He couldnt stand the heat. We sent American troops in World War II into North Africa, Italy, France, the Solomon Islands, Midway, New Guinea, Iwo Jima, the Philippines well, you get the idea. It was said that during that war we had troops ghting in every time zone in the world except for four very precious ones at home! It has been sixty-seven years since the war ended. There are only two million World War II veterans left. The average age for them is approaching ninety. We are losing those courageous soldiers now at a rate of about 750 a day. I hope and pray we are earnestly seeking them out today, shaking their hands and thanking them once again for the tremendous debt we owe them. We wait another ve or ten years and our opportunity may be lost forever. Respectfully, Kes HUNKER DOWN Kesley Colbert Praise The Lord and Pass The Ammunition This month is a special month for me, in terms of age. I honestly get tired of hearing, Its just a number. It is not just a number, if I want it to bother me some; I will let it bother me (some). No parties, no presents and I think perhaps, it would be nice to spend it on a train. The AARP decided to throw gas on my birthday cake by sending me an invitation and my rst card to carry around in my wallet. I wanted to re off a letter to them explaining that I wasnt interested in any discounts, magazines or help with deciding who to vote for in the upcoming elections. If I want a discount, Ill get one. If they wont give me one, Ill move on to the next hotel, car rental company or restaurant. Age discrimination works both ways. Why not give discounts to twentysomethings with small children? While you are at it, you should give discounts to folks that travel with dogs not charge them extra. I will stick with my AAA card, buy magazines from the elementary school children and as for voting, I can gure that out. It was starting out to be a difcult weekend. Needing a break, I volunteered to go to the grocery store. Honestly, the grocery store is a briar patch type place for me. A briar patch type place, as in the story of Brer Rabbit. Cant you hear me? Roast me! Hang me! Do whatever you please. Only please, Brer Fox, please dont throw me into the grocery store. This time it almost backred. Enjoying myself with my normal escapades, I was having a good time on this Saturday morning. After obsessively cleaning the whole grocery cart with one of those antibacterial wet wipes the grocery store provides, the produce section is always the best place to start. You are there to develop a relationship with a fruit or vegetable. For instance, try an onion. Hold it up to the light, then to your ear, then hold two onions, one in each palm while stretching your arms straight out on each side forming the letter T with your soon to be AARP body. Always make sure someone is watching, preferably a college aged girl who probably hasnt gone to the grocery store much. When you are sure she can hear you, pull both arms in and look closely at the onions again. Put one in a bag and then into your cart, then before putting the unlucky onion back, hold it up in front of your face and say, Im so sorry, you were not chosen. Three out of ten young women will pick up the onion you put back and take it home with them, even if they didnt need an onion. Bell peppers, tomatoes and apples have a better chance of being picked up, but on this day I really needed an onion. Dont try this with watermelons! While walking around the grocery store, I often wonder why folks (men in particular) go to singles bars, use online matchmaking services or go on singles cruises. They should just go to the grocery store, grab a cart and look helpless. Please note that doing the onion thing makes you look stupid, not helpless. It is apparent to me; the grocery store has folks shopping for more than just groceries. Im ok with that. After entertaining as many folks as I could and getting what I needed, I decided it was time to go. Saturday at the grocery store in Williamsburg, Virginia can be kind of hectic, if you go at the wrong time of day. On this Saturday morning, the grocery store was lled with a lot of (us) older folks. In Williamsburg, there are a considerable number of what the locals call come heres. Folks from New York and New Jersey like to retire here, to what they think is the South. Im a come here from Alabama and I can tell you that it is a very nice place, but it is not The South. There were a lot of folks in line waiting to check out. It was frustrating, but I wasnt in CRANKS MY TRACTOR BN Heard Thank God they didnt start a re See FIRE A5

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Send your letters to : LETTERS TO THE EDITOR P.O. Box 308 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 Fax: 850-227-7212 Email: tcroft@star .com Comments from our readers in the form of letters to the editor or a guest column are solicited and encouraged. A newspapers editorial page should be a forum where differing ideas and opinions are exchanged. All letters and guest columns must be signed and should include the address and phone number of the author. The street address and phone number are for 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 Letters A5 | The Star The Woodland Gatherings Of Coastal Cabin FEATURING Bear and Pelican Chainsaw Carvings Primitive, Cabin and N autical Country Seasonal Dcor Black Crow Candles Cherokee Soaps Located in The Bay Breeze Antique Mall 306 Reid Avenue Downtown Port St. Joe, Florida COASTAL CABIN... Where The Water Meets The Woods SUNDAY BRUNCH MENU F U LL B AR B EAUTI F U L S UN S ET S H APPY HOUR S 57 P M NIGHT L Y APPY HOUR 57 P M NIGHT H APPY HOUR H APPY HOUR H 57 P LIKE US ON FACEBOOK! FIRE from page A4 a hurry and wasnt missing any meaningful college football games. Standing there in line, I was daydreaming, thinking of ways to cut the lines down some. I considered announcing there was a free wine and cheese tasting in the back of the store, but the manager got a little miffed the last time I did that. Lost in the moment, the line moved up the length of one grocery cart and I just stood there. Before I could move up, this nice lady with about 30 years more AARP experience than I, slipped in front of me. My mouth fell open and Im pretty sure I said, Well, Ill be doggone. The lady wouldnt look at me; she pretended to be in a trance. She was looking up and around. I wanted to screech out in my best Barney Fife, Mayberry Deputy voice, Line-breaker, but I held it back. It did make me think about the AARP card. Maybe it entitles you to break line anywhere you want. One of the managers opened up another line and let me go rst. I gured he either saw what happened to me or didnt want to risk the wine and cheese announcement. I was happy. As I was walking out of the store, the linebreaking, probably from New Jersey lady was still waiting in her line. I couldnt help it, I had to do it. I did the line-breakers never win dance with my cart and clicked my heels in the air. One of these days, Im going to break something (a leg or ankle). With the time falling back an hour, there were no excuses for not making it to church on time the next Sunday morning. I did, the pastor preached a bang up sermon and we came home. My daughter and some friends had been making smores outside over a re pit the previous weekend. Evidently, they left the graham crackers, Hershey bars and marshmallows within reach of Doolittle, my 92.5 pound Standard poodle. Doolittle and Maddie (miniature poodle) had drug the graham crackers, the chocolate and all the makings into the den in front of the replace. The previously unopened box of graham crackers was devoured and two of the Hershey bars had been consumed. The marshmallows and peanut butter have not been found. They decided to have some sort of party in front of the replace while we were at church. Doolittle tried to hide as soon as we came in the door. It is hard for a 92.5 (plus a little more) pound poodle to hide. What do you say? I say, Thank God they didnt start a re. If you didnt know it, graham crackers were invented in New Jersey by a Presbyterian minister named Sylvester Graham. PLEASE NOTE: I know about chocolate and dogs, mine have lived through worse. I know people a lot of nice folks from New Jersey. Read more stories at www.CranksMyTractor. com. Thursday, November 15, 2012 Dear Editor: The Gulf County area is in nancial ruin. Make no mistake about it. Just from my short few days in town, I can look around and see that things need to change if this area is going to prosper. There is no doubt in my mind that the town will survive. It always has, and always will. The people that were born and raised here know how to survive in lean times. It is the prosper part that I want to focus on. A small group of local business owners that decide to focus on the larger picture of the community could make a huge difference, if they are willing to take that rst step. Jobs are always the biggest issue for every small town. Businesses are created and they hire workers. Workers who are treated well, paid decently, and appreciated for what they do are generally happy. Promise job security in an economy like this and they will love the business that they work for. Now, do the opposite. Lay off good local workers and hire illegal immigrants who work at half the normal wage. Now the business has twice as many workers for the same pay. Pro ts go up and the business grows but you lose the support of the town in the process. This is the point at which the business has switched its focus from the community to its own personal gains. It is a dagger buried deep in the back of the every person that was born and raised here. Welcome to the business world of Port St. Joe. This town has grown and boomed from its close ties with the shrimp and sh industry. In recent years though, businesses like Woods Fisheries and Raf elds, which were staples in the economy here, have closed their doors to local workers. Instead of taking care of their own personal community, they have decided to hire illegal immigrants to do the work so that they could improve their own pro ts. Times are hard. Businesses as well as the people of this town are struggling, but that is no excuse to turn your back on the people of your city so that you can ensure the survival of your business. You need this town, just as much as this town needs you. Maybe more. If I was to walk through this area as an outsider, I would never notice what horrible shape the local economy is in. From the tourist prospective, this is an amazing small town. The community is lled with a happy and friendly people. It is a welcoming community and a rst visit always warrants a return visit. Tourists cannot get enough of the beautiful area that brings them back to a slower time in history. A time when people cared about each other and the time on the clock wasnt so important. I am no outsider though. I was born and raised in this area. I know the people. I know the attitude. I see the struggle in the economy here, and I can see the worry in the peoples faces. While a tourist would not realize this, many people of this town have resorted to working in other cities for a decent wage to support their family, who loyally remains here. Labor jobs just arent available here like they used to be. The Port St. Joe Paper Mill was one business lost that crippled this town. Countless townspeople lived and grew their family with the pay and support of that mill. Where once a giant stood bellowing a white smoke into the sky, now only low brush and remnants of roads remain. As I ride over the bridge, I can still see the tall stacks of the mill. I see the trucks lined up to the right, waiting to be emptied of the long pines that they carry. To this day, I still look long and hard down the Industrial Road for any log trucks that might not see me as I pass. The ghosts still linger. Only the jobs and the security of those jobs have moved on. We need industrial growth to bring back those that are forced to nd jobs elsewhere. The question is what kind of growth? There is lots of talk about a shipbuilding company taking over the old mill property and starting a new operation. Many believe that this is the answer. Im not so sure. As a Navy Sailor, I have experienced ship yards on two different occasions in San Diego, CA. On both occasions, my ship was in dry dock for almost a year. I have come to learn how they operate and I know the pros and cons associated with them. The largest issue I saw was the surrounding area. The area outside the yards is infested with drugs and crime. Park your car on the street and it is almost guaranteed to be broken into or stolen while you are gone. Methamphetamine, cocaine, and a whole assortment of other drugs run rampant in this area as well. Keep in mind that these are just observations from another area, but also learn from the mistakes of others. Prevention is so much more productive. Once a drug problem exists, it is almost impossible to eradicate. Keep a close eye on this business and their operations. Just because they are from the Panhandle doesnt mean they have the interests of Port St. Joe at heart. Just like any other large corporation, it is the almighty dollar that they are looking at and it will become a job in itself to keep them honest. Hire from this community instead of bringing in laborers from anywhere else, including Panama City. This town needs the jobs, not the business. Support us and our town if you want our support for your business pro ts. Others are looking outside the area for help. Some hope that changes on the Federal level will bring about an economic change here. Growing up here, I have never seen any large change from the presidency of the country that made a difference in this community. Sure laws change. Taxes go up, costs go up, but the federal government has made no change that has in uenced economic growth in my home. This town doesnt need anything from the outside world. Obamacare or Romneys economic recovery plans wont mean anything for this town if the people of this town lose faith in the community. This town only needs for the locallyowned, locally-ran businesses and business owners to band together and focus on making a change. Instead of a new truck for the business, why not use the current eet for another year and invest in a community project? Use the power you possess as community leaders to in uence the tides of the town. Force out the businesses that hire illegal workers over local townsfolk for nancial gain. Grow this town and bring back the vibrancy that it once held. Leave a legacy for Gulf County. The town lives on. Always will. As a people, we are resilient and giving up is not something we do. We may struggle, but we move on to other means of income and survival. We do what we must to make ends meet. That drive coupled together with our ability to love and take care of one another is what keeps our community alive. That is the Gulf County that I grew up in. Robert Dykes Port St. Joe IMPROVING GULF COUNTY Dear Editor: This past weekend marked a notable date that none of us should ever forget Veterans Day weekend is a time to honor and memorialize our Veterans, some who gave all. St. Joe Bay Golf Club celebrates this weekend with a golf tournament to bene t the Camp Gordon Johnston WWII Museum in Carrabelle. This Camp was in Carrabelle and is on the Florida World War II Heritage Trail. On Friday evening there was a gathering that was so poorly attended I was embarrassed for the lack of interest in this veteran-heavy community. There was great food, inexpensive beverages, a silent auction of some really great stuff, live music with George Boyer and Cletus Heaps and great fellowship with folks with a love and respect for all our veterans. All for Camp Gordon Johnston. I have already found the fellow whose old dog tag I bought and it will be in the mail to him on Monday. Using the internet I found his son with no hard work at all and they are so happy. Last year the dog tag we had belonged to an 84year-old gentleman from South Dakota and he was so happy as he had lost all of his WWII stuff. His thank you letter is now on display at the museum. Next year, pay more attention and plan to attend a fun and patriotic evening at St. Joe Bay Golf Club. You missed a lot of fun and fellowship and failed to support a great cause. Shirley Rich St. Joe Beach Where were you?

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Councilwoman Tanya Castro expressed disappointment with the results of Bay County Sheriffs Office investigation, which revealed numerous problems within the citys police and fire departments, as well as with the way city leaders addressed the issue. Castro said she recently had finished reading the investigative report, which is more than 2,200 pages long, and she felt like much of it had been addressed in an audit conducted last year. I have to say I was saddened and sickened by what I read, Castro said, adding later that it was more of the same. The report documented problems with the police departments leadership and its policies and procedures in numerous areas, including evidence control and hiring and firing, which were outlined as problems in an audit report last year. Castro said she felt the city government could have and should have addressed the problems earlier. We couldve handled that in house and I dont know why we didnt, Castro said. No other city official offered comment on the situation during the meeting. Castros comments were delivered in the context of discussing a first reading of an ordinance that essentially would codify the authority of the city administrator over the Department of Public Safety, which the city council already granted in April of this year. The first reading of the ordinance passed despite Castros objections to it. She said she would favor naming Capt. Glenn Norris acting chief while the city continues a search for its next chief. Norris has been charge of the dayto-day operations of the department since former Chief Brad Hall retired in October. We did this in April and nothing really changed, Castro said. A citizen disagreed, saying that until City Administrator Chris Hubbard was given authority over the department, nothing really changed. Hubbard was given authority over the department April 10. Hall began an extended medical leave before he was placed on administrative leave while BCSO investigated. Essentially, April 10 was his final day on the job. Hubbard said 65 applications for the chiefs position have been received and narrowed down to a list of 16 finalists, and city staff is conducting background checks on those applicants. Norris reported the police department has taken steps recently to address the departments evidence security and is exploring the possibility of relocating the police department to an unused church. The condition of the police department headquarters was scrutinized in the BCSO audit last year. Mexico Beach councilwoman sickened by investigation I have to say I was saddened and sickened by what I read. It was more of the same. Tanya Castro Councilwoman ......................................... We couldve handled that in house and I dont know why we didnt. Tanya Castro Councilwoman ....................................... 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Spring, 36, of Port Saint Joe, is the managing member of Big Fish Construction LLC and Cape Concrete LLC. Spring is currently the director of the Port St. Joe Downtown Redevelopment Agency and the chair of the Gulf County Planning, Development, and Review Board. He received a bachelors degree in building construction from Georgia Institute of Technology. He is appointed for a term beginning Nov. 7 and ending March 1, 2016. The appointment is subject to con rmation by the Florida Senate. Star Staff Report The St. Joseph Bay Golf Club hosted a fundraising Silent Auction and Golf Tournament last weekend to bene t the Camp Gordon Johnston WWII Museum. The museum, located in Carrabelle, is dedicated to preserving and protecting the heritage of the soldiers of World War II, especially those who trained at Camp Gordon Johnston. The camp opened in 1942 to prepare amphibious soldiers and their support groups. A quarter of a million men were trained at CGJ before it closed in April 1946. On Friday, entertainment was provided by The Boyer Band (George, Cletus & Tom). The auction and the golf tournament raised needed funds for the museum, a not-for-pro t corporation, and the club. The tournament on Saturday was preceded by a Honoring Americas Veterans ceremony. Two WWII veterans were special guests: Jim Sealey, and Fred Fitzgerald. Dan Van Treese, Club President and Tony Minichiello, President of the Museum Association, were coemcees, the invocation was delivered by Father Phil Fortin of the St. Joseph Catholic Church, the Port St. Joe High School NJROTC presented the colors, and Chief Master Sergeant Wanda Warruck, Retired, Connecticut Air National Guard, was the principal speaker. The team of Guerry Magidson, Mel Magidson, Rex Buzzett and Mark Eden eld came in rst place; Danny Warruck, Buddy Renfro, Kenny Wood and Dan Anderson came in second; Paul Penn, B.J. 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Local A8 | The Star probably think it should be named after somebody else. Jay Rish also highlighted his fathers fundamental character and outlook on life during his nal days. The family took a trip to the oncologist and hospital to see his father. The doctor said he had good news and bad news, Jay said. The good news was that Billy Joe was cancer free. The bad news, as Jay related, was the damage to his body in removing the cancer. Like a jetliner in descent, doctors had gotten the motors restarted but no longer believed they could stop the descent. I have just one question, Jay Rish said his father replied to the doctor. How much time do I have with my boy? The doctor said he didnt believe in predicting death, but that 30 days was likely about it. Billy Joe, his son said, rose with the aid of his walker, bid the doctor goodbye and was out the door of his room to head home for time with his family. It always brings me comfort and helps me take stock of what is important in life, Jay Rish said. Family and friends are the most important things in life. I believe he accomplished a lot for the Kingdom of Heaven and this community. The memorial parking lot was the product of collaboration between the family and the Port St. Joe Redevelopment Agency (PSJRA). The PSJRA funded construction and landscaping of the parking lot with a federal grant. Thanks to the family and the (PSJRA) for making this happen, said Port St. Joe Mayor Mel Magidson. This is the way government should work, through a public/private partnership. This spot is the former space of the law of ces Billy Joe set up and which included various names through the years. The constant in all those years has been Billy Joe Rish. Adams Memorial Service will be held for Janice Lee White Adams ~ 9-18-2012 & Joseph Phillip Adams ~ 9-28-2012 Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 12 EST Beach Baptist Chapel 311 Columbus Street Port St. Joe Beach For more info, call Elieen at 647-5678 TANNING, WAXING, EAR PI E RCING, F E A T H E RS, FASHION EX TE NSIONS & U P DOS. Walk-ins Welcome With Mani/Pedi Combo 10% O FF Polish EXPIRES: 11/14/12 TANNING, WAXING, EAR PI E RCING, F E A T A T A H E RS, FASHION EX TE NSIONS & U P DOS. Criminal Defense Social Security Disability Appleman & Trucks, P.A. 422 West Beach Drive, Panama City, FL 32401 Call (850) 230-5550 or Visit Us Online at applemanlaw.com Attorneys Jim Appleman J. Karl Trucks FUNDS from page A1 impasse, districts could see 9 percent of Title I and Title VI funds sequestered, or held back, by the federal government, which would impact programs and some granted-funded staff positions. If Congress does not do something we could be in real trouble, Wooten said. The additional one mil operational levy expires June 30 and the combination of declining enrollment the public schools have lost 400 students the past decade and dropping property values is estimated to already project to a $500,000 shortfall from current revenue, said district nancial of cer Sissy Worley. Therefore, Norton said, without the additional mil the next scal year appears to shape up as providing $1.8 million less in revenue for the district than the current one. We are going to have cuts no matter what, Norton said. Further, the district awaits the legal outcome over the 3 percent the state mandated public employees pay toward their own retirement if the measure falls in court, the district would be back on the hook for those funds, around $300,000. My feeling is we ask for again for that mil because of what we are up against, said board chair Billy Quinn, Jr. Board members also sketched out their case. The district has been an honor roll district and a highperforming district over the past ve years. Board members also noted they had kept the one component of school funding over which they have any sway, Local Capital Improvement millage, or bricks and mortar dollars, down over the past six years. Districts are permitted to levy up to 1.50 mils for LCI it was two mils four years ago while the district has not been above half a mil in over ve years. Because we have done that is a reason we are here today, said board member Linda Wood. The district has also shed some 50 staff positions over the past four years, reduced the number of sports schools participate in, consolidated middle and high schools and, as promised when the additional mil levy was before voters four years ago, retired the half-cent sales tax for Port St. Joe Elementary School eight years early. We have done our part, said board member John Wright. Six years in a row weve had the lowest LCI in the state. I know something has to be done. I would love to say we dont need it but we do. I think we can make the case. The case can be made, several board members noted, based on the impacts of not having additional operating funding and seeing a $1.8 million shortfall. That, Worley said, would be a minimum of 40-50 jobs lost. A districts, high-performing district, there is a cost, Quinn said. This is a need. This is about jobs again. Sports and other extracurricular activities would see signi cant cuts. The district would also face the viable possibility that it would unable to meet constitutionally-mandated class-size ratios under that scenario. Weve got to preserve our schools, Norton said. If we lose our revenue stream we will lose our viability. Wood said that another critical aspect to the equation is holding the line in some areas as the board promised four years ago when going to voters. The board and superintendent pledged a portion of their salaries to the district and at least two board members continue to do so and promised to keep LCI millage down below a half mil. I think similar promises need to be made, Wood said. We wouldnt be asking this if we didnt need it for the children. EDC from page A1 return, McLemore said. I am not going to support throwing money at something we get no results from. Williams at one time during the discussion questioned whether Sellers was the man for the job but later acknowledged that he had no idea about the extent of the support system for Sellers and wondered what he could be selling to prospective businesses that would appeal to their bottom line. He labeled the relationship between the consolidated EDC/Chamber as adversarial. Commissioners said they had no speci c problem with Sellers continuing as director of the EDC, but were unanimous that the consolidation model was not working and in their desire to bring the EDC under BOCC control again. Williams and continuing to work for county McLemore suggested that commissioners move ahead with some sort of agreement with Williams to continue to work for the county on issues pertaining to the BP oil spill after Williams departs of ce. Smiley and McDaniel agreed that Williams was the commissioner most versed on the RESTORE Act which would bring ne money to the Florida counties impacted by the oil spill and that problems in St. Joseph Bay, for shrimpers, the roe season for mullet were already evident that McLemore traced to the oil spill. He suggested that having Williams continue working for the county on issues such as RESTORE and BP nes would be a bene t. Williams abstained from the vote and county attorney Jeremy Novak suggested commissioners should work with he and county administrator Don Butler on a scope of work and possible payment schedule for an individual to assist the county without specifying Williams at this time. Williams nal thoughts Williams congratulated Joanna Bryan for winning the District 3 seat and said he had been honored to serve the board for the past eight years. He said the time was now to move to another chapter in his life. Its been an honor to serve, Williams said. Its a challenge. I think the community has come along. With the economy, like a lot of people I got crushed. It is time to move on and make a living. (Bryan) is walking into a better board than when I came aboard. Williams is moving to Tallahassee. He thanked staff and his fellow commissioners and was given a honorary plaque from his fellow commissioners. LEGACY from page A3 PHOTOS COURTESY OF DEBBIE HOOPER AT JOEBAY.COM The family of the late Billy Joe Rish helped memorialize his legacy on Monday. Carol Rish points out her younger self to Port St. Joe Mayor Mel Magidson. Thursday, November 15, 2012

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Local The Star| A9 Thursday, November 15 2012 By CHRIS OLWELL The News Herald MEXICO BEACH Last year, of cer Jesse Burkett of the Mexico Beach Police Department conducted a traf c stop on Rene Roy. It was not well received. Roy did not have her drivers license with her, so she gave Burkett her Department of Children and Families (DCF) identification. Though shes not employed with DCF anymore, her role with the agency put her in frequent contact with law enforcement officials in Mexico Beach and Gulf County. She was tired, and she had enough traffic violations on her record that another one could have put her drivers license in jeopardy. So she dropped names. She mentioned Mexico Beach Police Capt. Glenn Norris, she said. He was like, I dont care who you know, Roy said. Burkett wrote Roy up and they both went on their way. Burkett later brought the traffic stop up to now-retired Chief Brad Hall, and then Gulf County Sheriff Joe Nugent called Hall to see if anything could be done to help Roy, according to a Bay County Sheriffs Office investigation. BCSO looked into allegations that Hall engaged in ticket fixing but was unable to sustain them. The BCSO investigation, done at the request of Mexico Beach city officials, looked for violations of police policies and procedures and was not a criminal investigation. Hall, who retired in October, is the subject of an active criminal investigation being conducted by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE). BCSO investigators waited for FDLEs investigation to progress to a point where the policy violations could be investigated without interfering with the criminal investigation, said BCSO Maj. Tommy Ford. What we have to do is create a wall between the criminal investigation and our investigation, Ford said. Ford said while BCSO investigators wouldnt necessarily have avoided investigating possible criminal activity and ticket fixing could fall into that category, he said they wouldnt feel compelled to duplicate FDLEs investigation. It was supposed to get fixed, but it didnt, Roy said in an interview with The News Herald. They were supposed to talk to the chief and get it taken care of. Roy was not interviewed by BCSO but has given FDLE the same information. Hall asked Burkett if there was anything he could do for Roy, but Burkett was adamant the ticket would stand, the BCSO file shows. He could have voided the ticket, he said; hes done it before when he thought the circumstances warranted it. He said the decision to void a legitimate ticket is within the sole discretion of the officer who wrote it. Roy later told FDLE investigators in a sworn statement that Hall had assured her that if she contested the ticket in a hearing she could get out of the ticket. Roy scheduled the hearing, and a subpoena was issued to Burkett. The subpoena was served to Hall, who signed for it and left it on Cpl. Deborah Everetts desk. It never got to Burkett. Burkett found out about the hearing by checking the Clerk of Courts website. When Burkett showed up for the hearing, Roy seemed dismayed. She apparently said something like, hes not supposed to be here. She lost at the hearing and paid the fine. She explained to FDLE agents that she had spoken to Hall and hed assured her that the ticket wouldnt be filed in time. Chief Hall kept telling me, I dont understand how it got filed. He said, I purposely left it on my desk so it wouldnt get filed in the right time frame, Roy told investigators, according to a transcript. Hall couldnt be reached for comment, but in his statement to BCSO investigators he denied interfering with the subpoena or the ticket. He said he told Nugent the same thing he tells people during traffic stops: If you go to court, the officer might not show up. He said he never keeps traffic tickets on his desk. Capt. Steve Harbuck of the BCSO asked Hall why he thought Roy was surprised to see Burkett in court. Why would she think he would not show up? See thats the $10,000 question. Halls response was inaudible. She would have to suspect he would show up. Well of course she would have. Hall said. Because shes fighting this ticket. Mmhmmm. She, most citizens would expect that officers going to be there. Anything outside of that is out of the norm. Right. Isnt that right? Thats true. Even if there is no shock, amazement and awe, just the implication this officer is not going to be there is outside the norm. Well, its outside the norm. There again, I dont know what she was told, Hall said. You did not assure her that the officer would not be there? No, I did not. Though BCSO didnt find any policy violations by Hall with regard to ticket-fixing allegations, they did find evidence that Hall had violated numerous policies. They found on several instances Hall violated the policy requiring truthfulness, but those violations were unrelated to ticket-fixing allegations. Ticket fixing is a very difficult allegation to prove, Ford said; it would require an admission from a guilty party. During the investigation, the BCSO found a copy of an old traffic ticket on Halls desk. It had never been filed with the courts. According to the BCSO investigative file, in 2008, Burkett, who was at the time a rookie officer, stopped a woman who had a suspended license. The computer in his car said her tag was to be confiscated if she was stopped by police, so thats what he did. He didnt arrest the woman, who happened to be with the wife of a Mexico Beach city councilman, but he gave her a ticket. When he returned to the police station, the two women were there with Chief Hall. Privately, Hall asked Burkett for the ticket, and then, Burkett said, he ceremoniously tore it up. Harbuck showed Hall the copy of the ticket during the interview. It had never been voided. It had never been filed. It was just there, on Halls desk. Had Hall ripped up the ticket to gain favor from a councilman who at least once told Hall he should be fired? Hall chuckled. He couldnt remember. Thank you Gulf Coun ty for electing me as your next Supervisor of Elections! I am deeply honored by your vote of condence and the trust you have placed in me. I would also like to take this time and thank my opponent, Wyvonne Pickett. It was a long, hard fought and well run campaign and she did so with distinction. As I begin my term and strive to serve the people of Gulf County, I extend my heartfelt thanks to all. And remember. . my door is always open to each and every one of you. Thank you and God bless! Thank You! Dear Gulf County Citizens: I am honored that you have elected me as your Gulf County Property Appraiser. I humbly thank you for your support and encouragement throughout the election. As a citizen born and raised in Gulf County, I look forward to the opportunity to give back and serve this community. I will work hard to make sure property values are fairly assessed and that all property owners are treated with courtesy and respect. I will take oce on January 8, 2013. Again, thank you for your support in electing me as your Gulf County Property Appraiser. I look forward to listening to your concerns and serving the people of Gulf County. Thanks again for your valued support! Sincerely, Thank You Gulf County I want to thank you for the opportunity to continue to serve as your Superintendent of Schools. It is, and has truly been, an honor and a privilege to serve you in this very important position. We have already begun the journey to a Dynamic School System and I will continue on this path for a Better Gulf County! Sincerely, Jim Norton Ticket xing allegations unproven BCSO conducted internal investigation of Mexico Beach Police; FDLE inquiry results not yet released What we have to do is create a wall between the criminal investigation and our investigation. BCSO Maj. Tommy Ford Hall, who retired in October, is the subject of an active criminal investigation being conducted by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE). BCSO investigators waited for FDLEs investigation to progress to a point where the policy violations could be investigated without interfering with the criminal investigation. BCSO Maj. Tommy Ford

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Good reports of huge bull reds are common right now from Mexico Beach to Indian Pass. Most anglers are using cut baits, and good artificial bait colors are glow, gold, and rootbeer right now. Surf fishing or pier fishing is the best way to land a big red fish this week. Winter weather is on the way for 2012. November is usually a good crappie month for freshwater fishing in our area. Crappie reports are steady now, with most action in the Depot and Howard Creek. Some bass are on the move however, most are in the 2-3 pound range. Page 10 If you are a beach sherman, the good news is that the water is clearing and sh are starting to bite. Whiting are showing up and they are large. The Sunnyside Beach big game and liars club that meets every afternoon on the west end is reporting some very large whiting being caught using fresh shrimp. Whiting look a lot like a small red sh at rst glance. They feed on the bottom like red sh and they taste like red sh very good. Some other sh that are showing up are pompano and permit. You need a very keen eye to distinguish the two. If they are in the 3to 4-pound range they can be very hard to tell apart. Permit will get to 40 pounds and pompano reach only about 10. Some big gangs of sand eas are showing up on the beach around where Fun Land is located. Since the beach was refurbished, sand eas have been hard to get. Of course fresh shrimp will do in a tight. Most people catch whiting at night off the piers along the beach. I have never been on either new pier at night, but Im told they sort of went overboard with the turtle lighting when they built them. On the old piers it was possible to see into the water, and picking out a whiting at night was no trouble at all. Im not too sure it is that way now. Another sh that can be caught off the piers day or night is red sh. Red sh have made a comeback all over Bay County. Fishermen are reporting catches of 25 or more reds in an afternoon. One sherman I talked to said he couldnt pull his gold spoon back to the boat without having a red sh all over it. Another sh that is being overlooked is the sand trout. It goes by many names silver trout, sand trout and a few others. It probably is one of the easiest trout in Bay County to catch. Launch your boat behind the college and head toward Hathaway Bridge. Get under the middle span and sh halfway to the bottom. You can see these sh on your fathometer in big clouds from halfway from the top to all the way to the bottom. Remember these are only trout of about 2 pounds, so heavy tackle is not required. A half-ounce lead with a small hook and some fresh shrimp is all that is required. If you want larger sh then drop to the bottom and catch black drum or red sh. These sh will be here all through the cold season. Hooked on Outdoors Outdoor Life Scott Lindsey captainlindsey@ knology.net By S TAN KIRKLAND FWC I am not sure of the exact year I rst met Howard Tiller, but I believe it was 2003 or when I dropped off hunting regulations at the Chipley Wal-Mart, where Howard worked. I dont remember much from that rst meeting, but one thing that struck me was Howards enjoyment of spring turkey hunting. Thats why it didnt surprise me when I bumped into the Chipley native again at the rst spring turkey hunt in March 2006 on the Choctawhatchee River Wildlife Management Area. Tiller, who is 68 and a retired teacher, didnt get a gobbler during the hunt but it wasnt for lack of trying. He continues to turkey hunt in Washington and Holmes counties, and even called in a mature bird last March for his youngest son, Michael, a U.S. Army helicopter mechanic stationed at Fort Campbell, Ky. Not only was it Michaels rst gobbler but he used a vintage L.C. Smith 20-gauge double-barrel the same gun Howard Tiller used when he was a kid. Last May, Tiller checked an item off his bucket list when he went to South Dakota and, hunting with a guide near Sturgis, killed several Merriams gobblers, one of them a color variant known as a smoke gray phase bird. That gives me four of the sub-species a Grand Slam, Tiller said. Of the ve sub-species of wild turkey found in North America and Northern Mexico, Tiller has bagged Osceola gobblers, found only in peninsular Florida; Eastern birds, found throughout the eastern United States; Rio Grande birds, found in Texas, California, Washington and other parts of the Western U.S.; and now a Merriams bird. The only subspecies he hasnt hunted is the Goulds turkey, which is found in some of the mountainous areas of northern Mexico and the U.S. border. Tiller has several observations about his Merriams turkey hunt. The elds are long and at and their creeks are the only place you have trees mostly cottonwoods and willows and theyre not very tall trees, he said. The country is not what were used to around here. One thing Tiller said surprised him was how rapidly the guide called on his box and mouth call, much more rapidly than how Southern hunters call to Eastern birds. On the subject of how dif cult Merriams birds are to hunt, Tiller said anyone who can hunt Eastern birds can be successful on a Merriams hunt. A South Dakota taxidermist mounted Tillers unusual gobbler and shipped it to him. The bird is now on display and will be through the spring in the sporting goods section of the Chipley Wal-Mart. Chipley hunter nets four sub-species of turkey GRAND SLAM Howard Tillers smoke gray phase Merriams gobbler. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOS Chipley native Howard Tiller poses with his unusual smoke gray phase Merriams gobbler taken in South Dakota in May. Michael Tiller with his rst-ever gobbler he killed in Holmes County last March. Tiller is in the U.S. Army and currently stationed at Ft. Campbell, KY.

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PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA SP O RTS www.starfl.com A Section FOR A BETTER GUL F COUNTY COMMISSIONER GUL F COUNTY DISTRICT 1 THANK YOU DISTRICT 1 Thank you Gulf County District 1 for all your support in my run for County Commissioner. Thank you for your prayers and words of encouragement. Thank you for allowing me on your porch and the opportunity to serve. Although it was a very hot summer, the late afternoon campaigning walks to meet and visit with you are some of the highlights of my campaign that I will always treasure. Sincerely, Kenny Peak Thank you all for such a rewarding experience, for your prayers, best wishes and your votes. Congratulations to John for a great campaign. During my journey I have been reminded of so much and have learned so much. . Leslie has a new baby boy; Shana lost her mother over a year ago and Irene shared words of wisdom with me. Connie, a new resident, reminded me how wonderful our area is and Sarah has turned into a lovely and healthy teenager, free from cancer. Jim loves riding his motorcycle and has also ridden on the Tail of the Dragon. So many sharing their lives with me, thank you. I have learned a lot about myself, friends and family. I remind you all; love, treasure and stay in touch with those that touch your lives. May God heal our Country and peace be with you. Wyvonne Grifn Pickett Thursday, November 15, 2012 Page 11 By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com Port St. Joe completed a remarkable turnaround season with a 20-6 win at Sneads last Friday night. The victory came in the nal game of the 2012 season, which saw the Tiger Sharks open 1-2 before reeling of ve straight wins, the victory at Sneads the sixth in the seasons nal seven games as Port St. Joe nished 7-3 overall. A far cry removed from two consecutive losing seasons in which the Tiger Sharks limped to the end. Coming off a bitter onepoint loss at Liberty County, which ended Port St. Joes shot at the postseason on what could be charitably called a controversial note, the Tiger Sharks suffered no letdown on the seasons nal Friday night under the lights. The main thing I told them after (Liberty County) was lets not let one game spoil the season and lets have the seniors go out with seven wins, said Coach Chuck Gannon of seniors Josh Cabiniss, Tyler Worley, Ricky Pennington, Joe Love, Dusty Richter, Ramello Zaccaro, Dallas Burke and Corey North. The team practiced very hard and got after it and played well against Sneads. Zaccaro paced the offense, picking up 136 rushing yards and touchdown on 12 carries while Jarkeice Davis added 119 yards and a touchdown on 12 carries. Justin Hites converted two of three extra-point kicks and the defense added a touchdown when Worley recovered a Sneads fumble in the end zone. Meanwhile the Tiger Shark defense, led by the front seven of Worley, Jacobie Jones, Davis, North, Love and Cole Cryderman, held the Pirates to less than 100 yards rushing and less than 130 yards of total offense. The season ended prematurely for the Tiger Sharks in that by the end of the year there might not have been a better 7-3 team in their classi cation, Gannon said, and Port St. Joe could point to a handful of plays separating them from the playoffs. I was pleased with the season, Gannon said. You feel bad you are seven or so points away from the playoffs (Liberty County beat Port St. Joe by one; Blountstown by eight). Its unfortunate. But give the kids credit. They stayed with it and really enjoyed playing the entire season. There was a real camaraderie there. Getting back a few of the seniors like Dusty Richter and Dallas Burke really helped and all the seniors stepped up and bought into what we are doing as far as discipline, hard work, dedication and getting in the weight room. And Jarkeice (a sophomore) really stepped up. He still has a way to go, but he really stepped up and did a good job. The season seemed to swing in the week leading up to and after Blountstown. Having opened 1-1 after a one-sided loss to Bozeman, Port St. Joe dominated the rst half against the Tigers and nearly pulled out the game, save for two secondhalf plays that provided Blountstown the nal margin of victory. We played our butts off against Blountstown and came up two plays short, Gannon said. I told the team after that, are we a uke team that played well against Blountstown or are we going to show we are even better than we were against Blountstown. The question was answered the following Friday when Port St. Joe clobbered then-third ranked Holmes County to begin a ve-game winning streak. Each week fed off the previous one, Gannon said. This was one of the most enjoyable teams Ive been around and I told them that. Gannon loses eight seniors roughly one-third the varsity roster to graduation, but was pleased with the nal results of 2012 and looking forward to better in 2013. After last Friday it kind of sunk in that this was the end of the football season and many of the players were now going off to other sports, Gannon said. I told them when you get to those other sports, dont sit in the back, be a part of it, you know what it takes to win, the dedication, the hard work, the discipline you need to win. Weve got to get stronger still so we have our work cut out in the weight room. We are going to need to keep people healthy (next year). We dont have a lot of kids and there are some in school we hope will come out. But we have a pretty good nucleus coming back. By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com When the thought rst came to him, Derek Kurnitsky was skeptical about creating a middle school basketball tournament. Once the idea spread among this basketball coaching peers, Kurnitsky was stunned by the response. I was thinking about a four team tournament and wondering if I could get that many teams, Kurnitsky said. After I started talking to coaches it just kind of took on a life of its own. We have 12 teams coming and we probably could have gotten twice that number. No one else is doing a middle school tournament in Northwest Florida. We did one last year and with the consolidation of the high school and middle school this year we wanted to do something to make the junior high standout. The result is a day of junior high boys and girls hoops that will begin at 9 a.m. ET this Saturday in The Dome at Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School. The nal game will tip off around 6 p.m. ET. The cost of entry is $5 for a full day pass. We have eight boys teams and four girls teams, Kurnitsky said. Its all day basketball. We are excited. We have teams coming from all over. Teams from Port St. Joe, Wewahitchka, Marianna, Carver (Dothan), Franklin County, Chipley, Riversprings and Tolar will be competing in the tournament. Brackets can be found by going to www.facebook.com/PSJHoopFest and there will be contest giveaways during the day. There will be lunch time sh fry with baked beans and Cole slaw for $6. Trophies and plaques will be awarded. I hope this takes off, Kurnitsky said. I see this as being an annual event. And it is all for the children. All the money goes to the children, 100 percent of the pro ts, so who wouldnt want to raise money for the children. Kurnitsky said his varsity players for the coming season will be working the tournament, performing tasks from taking tickets to sweeping the oor between halves and games. The tournament also continues to lay the foundation Kurnitsky began pouring shortly after arriving in Port St. Joe nearly a decade ago to create a seamless feeder system for his program. There are summer programs for three age groups and the emphasis the PSJ Hoops Fest provides the middle school players. Building a feeder system is a constant, it never ends, Kurnitsky said. All the varsity guys will be involved. I want them to understand the value of hard work and as educators that is what we are supposed to be doing. The PSJ Hoop Fest is sponsored by the Gulf County Tourist Development Council, Centennial Bank, Coast2Coast and Harmon Realty. Star Staff Report The Port St. Joe High School soccer teams opened the regular season last Thursday with what Coach Gary Hindley called impressive wins over North Bay Haven at Harders Park in Panama City. The Lady Tiger Sharks posted a 2-0 shutout while the boys earned a 6-1 victory. For the girls, junior goalkeeper Nicole Endres earned the shutout in her rst high school match. She faced only four shots and made two saves. Junior midelder Christian Laine scored in the 42nd minute to put Port St. Joe on top, getting an assist from Brittany Shoemaker. Junior forward Lexie McGhee scored the second goal unassisted in the 58th minute. The Lady Tiger Sharks outshot their opponents by a 16-4 margin. For the boys, last years leading scorer, sophomore Marcel Duarte, had two goals (in the 46th and 52nd minutes) and an assist to lead the offense. The Tiger Sharks rst goal came from newcomer junior Kaleb Odum, in the 3rd minute, on an assist from eighth-grader Jacob Lacour. That was followed by an unassisted goal by mid eld junior Drew Lacour in the 23rd minute. Senior mid elder Daniel Jones made it 3-0 with a goal in the 38th minute, with assists from Duarte and Drew Lacour. Duarte scored the next two goals to essentially put the game away, Hindley said. On those goals Jacob Lacour and Will Shoaf provided assists. North Bay Haven, scored its lone goal in the 54th minute to pull it to 5-1, but senior Javarri Beachum, put in the nal goal for Port St. Joe to make it 6-1. Beachums goal was unassisted in the 60th minute. Senior goalkeeper Tucker Smith only had to make three saves on seven shots, while the Tiger Sharks racked up 25 shots on the night. Both squads are off until Nov. 27 when they host District 1-1A rival Franklin County. The girls kick off at 6 p.m. ET with boys following at 8 p.m. Tiger Sharks end season on positive note COURTESY OF SISSY WORLEY The Tiger Sharks graduated eight seniors, Josh Cabiniss, Tyler Worley, Ricky Pennington, Joe Love, Dusty Richter, Ramello Zaccaro, Dallas Burke and Corey North Hoop fest this Saturday St. Joe soccer teams sweep

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A12 | The Star 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 Christmas Open House FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16TH 9:00 am 5:30 pm TRUNK SALE New Sorelli Styles and hundreds of new Items Door Prizes Sorelli Gift Certicate Giveways Refreshments Animal Hospital of Port St. Joe 24-Emergency Service For Our Current Clients Quality Internal Medicine Soft Tissue/Orthopedic Surgery Dentistry Clean and Spacious Facility Mon, Tues, Thurs & Fri 8:00 AM 5:30 PM 300 Long Ave PSJ, FL 32456 850-229-6009 Sports Star Staff Report The Port St. Joe Junior High Lady Tiger Sharks traveled to Blountstown to open the basketball season on Monday and came away with a 41-17 victory. Seventh-grader Teiyahna Hutchinson led all scorers with 14 points for Port St. Joe. Hallie Jasinski had eight, Brooklyn Quinn six, Khaliyah Johnson and Claudia Gref four, Delilah Harrison and Maliayah McNair added two each. Port St. Joe plays at Hosford at 4:30 p.m. ET tonight and Saturday at home in the PSJ Hoop Fest Tournament at 10 a.m. versus Wewahitchka, Riversprings Middle School out of Wakulla and Bozeman from Panama City. Star Staff Report In a warm-up for the Super Bowl game scheduled for this Saturday, the Gene Raf eld Football League Port St. Joe Dolphins and Jaguars traveled to Franklin County to meet the Seahawks. To set the tone for the game the Jaguar defense ran an all-out blitz on the Seahawks rst play from scrimmage, knocking them for a six-yard loss. After a Franklin County punt, Jasmine Thomas went off tackle 47 yards to the Seahawk 8. On the next play he scored the rst Jaguar touchdown. Bryce Register, making a spin move, ran in the apparent two-point conversion but a ag set the ball back to the 13. Register then passed to Ethan Freight Train Lafontaine for the successful conversion. The Jags scored again after a 25-yard sweep by Roman Harrison. Lafontaine scampered the 38 yards remaining to the end zone. Register converted the 2-points on a crunch play. With 5:37 left in the rst half, the Jaguars made the games nal score 24-0 when Thomas took the ball 60 yards as he burst up the middle, broke a tackle and outran the Seahawk defense. Lafontaine ran over a Franklin County defender at the goal line for the extra two points. The rest of the game was a defensive battle with the Jags substituting freely. In the rst quarter of the Dolphins game, it looked like the Seahawks might give Port St. Joe a dif cult day. After the Dolphins had gone up 8-0 the Seahawks drove down the eld for a touchdown and 8-6 score. On the next offensive series the Dolphins scored again with George Foxworth dashing 40 yards for the touchdown and it was all Dolphins from there. Their strong defense completely shut down the Seahawks. The offense couldnt be stopped. Final score, 42-6. The Super Bowl games that will crown the Big Bend Football League champions will be held this Saturday in Blountstown with the rst game starting at 11 a.m. ET. The 6-0 Jaguars will match up with the 5-1 Tigers. At the completion of the game and the presentation of the Championship Trophy, the 6-0 Dolphins will have their go at 5-1 Blountstown in their quest for a second straight championship. Dolphins, Jaguars end GRFL regular season undefeated Port St. Joe Junior High opens girls hoops season Thursday, November 15, 2012

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COMMUNITY www.starfl.com B Page 1 Section Thursday, November 15, 2012 By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School Principal Jeremy Knapp had an idea about bringing sharper focus on his school and the community it calls home. The aim was to promote the small-town values and beauty of the Port St. Joe community while also spotlighting the efforts of students, teachers, parents and administrators to produce graduates ready for the 21st Century residing beyond the towns limits. The theme of the effort, Small Town, Big Aspirations, Knapp said, is appropriate for a school that has won 24 state championships in sports and sent students out into the world where they have become doctors, lawyers, engineers and scientists, among other vocations. The project thus far has been centered on banners created to spotlight school and community. We want to promote the area and the school at the same time, said Knapp, in his second year at the school. This isnt just about the school; we want people who dont know about Port St. Joe to come here. And to a school that has helped the district earn state kudos as a honor roll district, which is based primarily on outcomes from the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test, and a high-performing district, a measurement of educational and operational excellence. This is about the town, this is about the school and this is about what we have, Knapp said of his campaign, which already includes several banners on the downtown artery of Reid Avenue. We do a very good job here, Knapp added. Knapp said the next step in his vision is to enlist assistance from alumni who have gone out into the world and created something of themselves. The aim is to show that even a small-town school can provide a platform for big-time opportunities. We are going to reach out to graduates and see what they are doing, Knapp said. We want to show where our students are going on to and what they are doing with their lives, what they have done with the education that started here. Knapp said his shortterm goal is to raise the profile of the school within the community. Our ultimate goal is to get more community involvement in the school, Knapp said. We are going to hang these posters any place we can hang them and get them visible. As the campaign notes, this maybe a small town, but its citizens include many with big aspirations. TIM CROFT | The Star Principal Jeremy Knapp (middle) and students from Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School show off a banner that is part of a campaign to raise awareness of the school and its community Promoting a town, and a school Star Staff Report Marshall Nelson made a promise to his son, Bryce, three years ago after Bryce tragically passed in an automobile accident. Marshall pledged to his son that he would get the Mustang the two were working on when Bryce passed back in running shape so that Bryce could hear the rebuilt motor roar. I am going to take it by and let Bryce hear it run, Marshall said. I built it in his memory. Shortly before his passing, Bryce had gotten into Mustangs. All of his friends were getting into Mustangs and he bought one with a blownout motor, Marshall said. Bryce had never tackled such a project as rebuilding a motor before but even after inspection of the body revealed it wasnt much worth saving, either, Bryce was undaunted, Marshall said. I told Bryce lets get rid of everything and start over, Marshall said. But he said, No daddy, I want to hear it run. With Bryces passing his passion fueled his father. Marshall turned the motor over to Troy Williams who slowly and painstakingly rebuilt the engine. Marshall searched and searched for a Mustang body that was suitable. All the work came together this year as Marshall found the appropriate body and Williams completed the work last week, putting the nishing touches on the engine installation. I want to thank my wife and family for all their support and a special thanks to Troy Williams for his patience, dedication and hard work he put into this, Marshall said. After three years Ive kept my promise, Marshall said. SPECIAL TO THE STAR Marshall Nelson and the Mustang he had rebuilt for his son. A promise kept Star Staff Report During last weeks meeting of the Gulf County School Board, board members, principals and Superintendent of Schools Jim Norton honored excellence on last years Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test from three schools. FCAT honors from Port St. Joe Elementary School Level 5 (Reading) Grade 3 Julia Bohannon, Corbin Ingalls, Loren Martin, Clint Moore, Jack Randall, Keaston Shepard, Hannah Tomlinson; Grade 4 Gregory Julius, Alyssa Martina, Jacob Sander, Sara Whit eld; Grade 5 Caleb Butts, Devin Crews, Hannah Fulk, Chandler Godwin, Kenneth Haddock, Lexi Holland, Jacob Kennedy, Ana Lacivita, Isaac McCall, Bryce Thomas, Jacob Tracy, Ashleigh Wright; Grade 6 Braden Baumgardner, Ashton Childress, Lexi Combs, Cheyanna Crum, Grace Cryderman, Lauren Hall, Caleb Kyle, LaShavion McCloud, Kate McLemore, Marcella Phelps, Hannah Pool, Elizabeth Sapp, Amber Turman. Level 5 (Math) Grade 3 Julia Bohannon, Weston Edwards, Blake Gay, Bryson Lee, Gabrielle Nicodemus, Jack Randall, Philip Riley, Leroy Yarrell; Grade 4 Sean Farnsley, Kelvin Grif n, Colton Jones, Bailey Lake, River Rollins, Sara Whit eld; Grade 5 Caleb Butts, Josh Butts, Hannah Fulk, Chandler Godwin, Hannah Graziano, Kennith Haddock, Cameron Harmon, Jacob Kennedy, Ana Lacivita, Jacob Tracy; Grade 6 Christopher Brant, Lexi Combs, Grace Cryderman, Lauren Hall, Kate McLemore, Elizabeth Sapp. Level 5 (Science) Grade 5 Hannah Fulk, Delaney Ingalls, Ana Lacivita, Joshua Richards, Jacob Tracy. Note Jacob Sander, Hannah Fulk and Grace Cryderman all had a perfect score in reading; Jacob Kennedy and Lexi Combs had perfect scores in math. FCAT honors from Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School Level 5 (Reading) Grade 7 Rachel Bass, Chloe Burke, Marques Cutler, Lauren Davis, Levi Finley, Chloe Focht, Daniel Golden, Brantley Lake, Dell Pickett, Sarah Taylor, Kristin Thursby; Grade 8 Jeremy Ard, Julian Bowman, Maddie Flanagan, Callie Fleshren, Reanna Frabel, Dalton Gilley, Thomas Haddock, Delilah Harrison, Katie Nobles, Valerie Odium, Will Ramsey, Caroline Rish, Kathleen Rish, Tyler Whatley; Grade 9 Dallas Bird, Aaron Brown, Cole Cryderman, Caitlin Godwin, Jonathan Hormuth, Megan Hubbard, Janel Kerigan, Maura Mahan, Martin Mertz, Christopher Tully, Sarah Whitney; Grade 10 Kristen Burkett, Homer Davis, Bryce Godwin, Morgan Kennington, Allie Stripling, Anastasia Thomason. Level 5 (Math) Grade 7 Chloe Burke, Chloe Focht, Christopher Maestri, Alex Naus, Dell Pickett, Ethan Sander, Sarah Taylor, Kristin Thursby; Grade 8 Callie Fleshren, Reanna Frabel, Kathleen Rish, Damien Wallace. Level 5 (Science) Grade 8 Callie Fleshren, Thomas Haddock, Christian Hall, Katie Nobles. Level 6 (Writing) Grade 10 Anastasia Thomason, Dantasia Welch. Note Levi Finley, Reanna Frabel, Caroline Rish, Tyler Whatley, Megan Hubbard each had a perfect score in reading. A Level 6 in writing in considered perfect. Wewahitchka Elementary School Level 5 (Math) Jocelyn Minchew. Level 5 (Reading) Rylee Waters, Kaden Mayhann, Alexis Morrill. FCAT EXCELLENCE See MORE PHOTOS B6

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B2 | The Star WEEMS MEDICAL CENTER EAST 110 NE 5 TH STREET, CARRABELLE Urgent Care and Family Care Services Monday through Friday 8AM 6PM Saturday 8AM 4 PM Appointments Available Walk-Ins Welcome Most Insurances Accepted FInancial Assistance Available 850-697-2345 COMING SOON WEEMS MEDICAL WEST IN APALACHICOLA! 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 OF THE WEEK PET St. Joseph Bay Humane Society BIANCA Bianca is a gorgeous 9 month old female yellow lab/golden mix. She is very friendly, playful and affectionate. Bianca has an excellent temperament and has recently graduated from the DAWGS in prison program.. The DAWGS in prison program is an 8-week intensive training program in a work camp setting. Each dog has a handler, caretaker and trainer. All are inmates who are well trained themselves and dedicated to their dogs success. Graduates of the program are crate trained, housetrained, walk well on a leash, and know many commands like sit, stay, come, and down. Dogs are temperament tested prior to admission and must get along well with other dogs and humans. Contact Sandi @ 850-229-1431. 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 GREAT SELECTION OF ALL YOUR F AVORITE BEER, WINE & SPIRIT S 9454 HWY 98 BEACON HILL AT T H E MEXICO BEAC H C ITY L I M ITS (850) 647-8310 KARAO K E & DJ IN THE CROWS N EST COME E N J OY S UNSETS ON THE NEW POO P DE CK R AN D Y S TAR K WITH A RT LONG ON S AX ~ HAPPY HOUR ~ LADIES N I GHT ET MEXICO BEAC H C ITY L I M ITS (850) 647-8310 GREAT SELECTION OF ALL YOUR F AVORITE BEER, WINE & SPIRIT S 9454 HWY 98 BEACON HILL AT T H E MEXICO BEAC H C ITY L I M ITS (850) 647-8310 Suits Many Colors, sizes 36 to 48 regular and long $ 69.99 Big and Tall sizes 50 to 62 regular and long $ 89.99 Silky tie and hanky sets $ 10.99 Dress Shirts starting at $15.99 many, many colors Wide selection of dress shoes and boots priced to sell Godfather hats $ 25.99 S Z one Fine, Fine Mens Clothing our Style our Store Y 227 N Tyndall Pkwy Callaway, FL 32409 850-215-5949 S Z our Store Y our Store Y our Store Society Mr. and Mrs. James Brownell and Mr. and Mrs. Joey Mallon are proud to announce the upcoming marriage of their children, Lacey Nicole Brownell and Corbin Joseph Mallon. Lacey is the daughter of the late Annette Brownell. Her maternal grandparents are Sally Nixon and the late Jerry Nixon, of Mexico Beach, and Madeline Raf eld and the late Capt. Sparkie Raf eld, of Overstreet. Her paternal grandparents are Clinton and Janice Brownell of Overstreet. Corbins grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Earl Duggar, of Apalachicola, and the late John Whitey and Rosa Mallon. The wedding will take place Saturday, Nov. 17 at 5 p.m. at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Duggar, 80 Waddell Road, Apalachicola, with reception to follow ceremony. Outside ceremony and reception, so dress casual. No local invitations are being sent; all friends and relatives are invited. Star Staff Report It is that time of year again for the Mexico Beach Golf Cart Christmas parade! The parade will be held on Sunday evening Dec. 2. The parade line up will be at 6 p.m. (CST) at the Police Department parking lot. Admission forms can be picked up at the City Hall, the CDC Of ce or from Traci Gaddis. Once again Gulf Coast Alarm will be providing a Commemorative Christmas medal to the rst 15 carts signed up. So grab that garland, plastic reindeer and lights and join the 4th annual Christmas Golf Cart Parade! For more information contact: Traci Gaddis 227-6770 ggaddis@gtcom.net. Star Staff Report Kids and parents please join the staff at the Charles Whitehead Wewahitchka Public Library at 3:30 p.m. CT on Tuesday, Nov. 20 for Thanksgiving-themed stories and fun. All ages welcome. The library is at 314 N. 2nd Street in Wewahitchka. For more information call 639-2419. Star Staff Report The City of Mexico Beach will observe the following schedule for Sanitation services during the Thanksgiving Holiday week: Week of Nov. 19 23 Monday11/19/12Regular garbage pick up Tuesday11/20/12Regular garbage pick up Wednesday11/21/12Yard Debris pick up Thursday11/22/12Thanksgiving HolidayNo pick up Friday11/23/12Thanksgiving HolidayNo pick up Star Staff Report The St. Joseph Bay Golf Club will host the third annual Christmas Bazaar and Jingle Bell Golf Tournament on Dec. 7-8. The bazaar will take place from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET on Dec. 7 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET on Dec. 8. Come by and do your Christmas shopping in one place. Among the items offered will be jewelry, pottery, glass items, hand-stitched items, specialty breads, jams and jellies, 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. The tournament format 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 nonmembers. 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 please call Barb Van Treese and for information or sign up for the Jingle Bell Golf Tournament call St. Joseph Bay Golf Club at 227-1751. Christmas Bazaar and Jingle Bell Golf Tournament Lacey Brownell, Corbin Mallon to wed Nov. 17 Time to decorate the golf carts Thanksgiving story time Mexico Beach Sanitation holiday hours Thursday, November 15, 2012

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The Star| B3 To learn how you can support our communitys university, contact Mary Beth Lovingood at (850) 770-2108 or mblovingood@pc.fsu.edu. FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY PANAMA CITY THE CAMPAIGN FOR OUR COMMUNITYS UNIVERSITY Endowment for Tomorrows Jobs $4 ,50 0, 000 $50 0, 000 $1,50 0, 000 $2,50 0, 000 $3 ,50 0, 000 $4 ,50 0, 000 $0 $1, 000 000 $2, 000 000 $3 00 0, 000 $4 00 0, 000 $5 00 0, 000 GO AL School News Port St. Joe Elementary School Front Row: Leighton Whiteld, James Gliem, Haley Hardy Back Row: Wake Grifn, Trinten Lee, Gabrielle Nicodemus, Emily Warner, Kaley Rhodes. Port St. Joe Elementary School Left to right: Madelyn Gortemoller, Sara Fidler, Owen Grantland, Kaylee Sch weikert, Grady Player, Sumner Dickey, Hannah Graziano, Hannah Riley, Rachel Sherman. Special to The Star The national holiday of Thanksgiving really stems from the feast held in the autumn of 1621, by the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag tribe to celebrate the colonys rst successful harvest. Chief Massasoit brought ninety warriors to the feast and it lasted three days. The meal consisted of deer, corn, shellsh, and roasted meat, far from todays traditional Thanksgiving feast. Students in the rst and second grade at Faith Christian School will reenact the Pilgrims adventures at 9:30 a.m. ET on Tuesday, Nov. 20 in the auditorium. Everyone is invited to attend! By LINDSAY FURR AND MEGAN HUBBARD Dig Pink Results: The Lady Tiger Sharks Volleyball Team would like to thank all of their supporters of the annual Dig Pink event and fundraising drive. Once again, we were able to raise $1,200 to donate to the Side-Out Foundation for breast cancer awareness and research. THANK YOU, GULF COUNTY! Boys Basketball Fundraiser: The Boys Basketball team will be selling tickets for sh dinners over the next couple of weeks for their fundraiser. Tickets will be sold for $6 a dinner. Senior Trip: Senior trip participants should have turned in their payment agreement letter and the second payment of $75 that was due on or before Nov. 1. No payment is due in December. MEDS Program: The next MEDS meeting will be Tuesday, Nov. 15 after school until 5 p.m. Football: We want to congratulate the Tiger Shark Football team on their great effort and hard work against Liberty County last Friday night. The Tiger Sharks were edged out by one point in overtime 26-25 but played one tremendous game. The Sharks nished the season with a 20-6 win over Sneads last Friday. Community: The Gulf Coast Workforce Board in cooperation with the Port Saint Joe Jr.-Sr. High School is running a food drive until the week of Nov. 14 and we need your help! The class with the most items brought in per student will be recognized and rewarded. Join our efforts to ll the shelves of the food pantry at 401 Peters Street in Port St. Joe that will feed the hungry and needy in our local community. Together we can make a difference. A New Flag is ying over Port St Joe Jr/Sr High School. On Monday, Nov. 5, a representative from Congressman Steve Southerlands ofce presented a new American Flag to our school. This ag was own over the Capital Building in Washington DC on Oct. 19 specically for Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High. Just in time for our Veterans Day celebration, the ag was raised by the NJROTC at a ceremony attended by our senior government classes the SGA, the NJROTC and numerous guests from the school and District Ofce. We thank Representative Southerland for his generosity. Soccer: Soccer season is in full swing. With PreSeason Jamborees behind us, come see both the Girls and Boys teams compete for District Championships and beyond. Check our Website for team schedules. GO SHARKS!Star Staff Report A new corrections course will be starting on Jan. 4, 2013 at the Gulf/Franklin campus of Gulf Coast State College in Port St. Joe. This course is designed to prepare students for the State Officer Certification Exam which will make them eligible for employment at any state, county or privately-run correctional facility in Florida. The course will be conducted using the new shorter curriculum and will last approximately three months. This will be a day class and will run from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. ET daily, Monday through Thursday and a half day on Friday. Also, plans are underway to begin a night class in the near future. Although the night class will take longer (approximately seven months) it will allow students who have day jobs to continue to work while attending class. The night class will run from 5:30-9:30 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday. This will be the rst night class offered in Port St. Joe in many years and is designed to meet the needs of all who wish to begin a new career in corrections. For more information please call Brenda Burkett at 227-9670, ext. 5507 and let her know which class you might be interested in attending. The application deadline for the Pell Grant is fast approaching so please call today. Special to The Star You have been cordially invited to attend the Port St. Joe Junior-Senior High Stu dent Government Annual Pie Auction at 6 p.m. ET on Monday, Nov. 19 in the Port St. Joe High Media Center. A variety of homemade pies will be auctioned by Pie Auctioneer Eugene Rafeld. Not only do you have the op portunity to select and pur chase a delicious pie in time for Thanksgiving dinner, but it is really a fun event that you dont want to miss! All proceeds go to the Student Government Association. DAZZLING DOLPHINS FOR NOV. 8 DAZZLING DOLPHINS FOR NOV. 1 THANK OUR VETERANS The Lions Tale The Lions TALE Annual PSJHS pie auction next week Corrections course at Gulf/Franklin SEE MORE SCHOOL NEWS ON B5 Thursday, November 15, 2012

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FAITH Page B4 www.starfl.com Jerry Arhelger, SOUTHERLAND FAMILY FUNERAL HOME 507 10th Street Port St. Joe (850) 229-8111 TO KNOW CHRIS T AND T O MAKE H I M K NOWN ST. JAME S E PI S COPAL C HURCH 800 22ND STREET, P ORT ST. JOE 8:00 and 11:00 a.m. (EST) Sunday School 9:45 www.stjamesepiscopalchurch.org Come worship with us! Rector Father Tommy Dwyer St. Peters Church, ACC (Traditional Services 1928 BCP) Morning Prayer & Holy Communion Sunday...............10:00 A.M. Community Healing Service 6:00 P.M. 4 th Thursday of Every Month The Rev. Dr. D. Pete Windham, Priest The Rev Lou Little, Deacon Services Temporarily at Senior Citizens Center, 120 Library Drive An Unchanging Faith In A Changing World Morning Prayer & Holy Communion Sunday...............10:00 A.M. The Rev. Lou Little, Priest Services Temporarily at Senior Citizens Center, 120 Library Drive An Unchanging Faith In A Changing World COMFORTER FUNERAL HOME W. P. Rocky Comforter L.F.D. (850) 227-1818 www.faithchristianpsj.net (850) 229-6707 9:45 10:30 10:45 6:00 Our Church can be your home First Church of the Nazarene 2420 Long Avenue Port St. Joe, Florida 32456 (850) 229-9596 Give unto the Lord the glory due His name, worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness. Psalm 29:2 Sunday School ............................ 10 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship ........... 11 a.m. Sunday Evening Worship .............. 6 p.m. Wednesday Evening Service ....... 7 p.m. A Spirit Filled Outreach Oriented Word of Faith Church HOME OF T H E POWER H OUSE YOUT H M INISTRIES Pastors Andrew & Cathy R utherford W elcome you to worship with us: S unday 10:30am S unday N ight Prayer 6pm W ednesday 7pm www.familylifechurch.net 323 R eid Ave ~ Downtown Port S t. Joe, F L ~ 850-229-5433 TOUCHING LIVES WITH THE LOVE OF JESUS 6pm Wednesday: Children: 6:15 p.m. ET Youth: 6:15 p.m. ET Choir: 7:00 p.m. ET Bro. Jim Fillingim Interim Pastor First Baptist Church 102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE Buddy Caswell, Minister of Music & Education Bobby Alexander, Minister to Students New Service Schedule for First Baptist Church Sunday School & Worship Service .................. 9:00 am Sunday School & Worship Service ................. 10:30 am Sunday Evening Adult Bible Study ................. 6:00 pm Wednesday Night Supper .......................... 5:30 pm Wednesday Night Adult Prayer Meeting ............. 6:30 pm Wednesday Night Children's Ministry activities ....... 6:30 pm Wednesday Night Youth Ministry activities ........... 6:30 pm www.fbcpsj.org Wednesday Night Youth Ministry activities www.fbcpsj.org Jeff Pinder Pastor Sunday Sunday School ............. 9:00 am Worship Service ............ 10:30 am Youth Groups ............... 5:30 pm New Service Schedule for First Baptist Church Sunday School & Worship Service .................. 9:00 am Wednesday Dinner.5:00 6:00 pm AWANA.6:00 7:30 pm Surrender Student Ministry6:15 7:30 pm Prayer/Bible Study.6:30 7:30 pm Read the Bible for Life Class6:15 7:30 pm Nursery..6:00 7:30 pm SUNDAY : WOR S HIP AT SUN S ET P ARK 8 AM (CS T ) 10:30 AM (CS T ) ON THE 2ND SUNDAY OF THE MONTH SUNDAY: BI B LE CLA SS 9:30 AM (CS T ) M ONDAY : L IFE T REE CAF 7 PM (CS T ) TUE S DAY : MEN S BI B LE STUDY 6:30 PM (CS T ) W EDNE S DAY : WOMEN S BI B LE STUDY 5 PM (CS T ) 1602 Hwy 98, Mexico Beach, FL (850) 648.1151 www.livingwateratthebeach.com This business invites you to visit the church of your choice this week. Thursday, November 15, 2012 Did Jesus ever use force to get people to obey His Will? He did it by being humble then, and today He does it still. Many think being humble is a weakness today. I know some in leadership roles that think this way. Jesus took His humbleness to the cross one day. He did this to show us the way. Its hard to be humble and that is a fact. Because when I get pushed, I want to push back. If you ever think being humble is a weakness again. Remember Jesus and what He did back then. Billy Johnson Captain Bobby Johnson was born on February 2, 1942 to Mallie and Melba Johnson in Highland View, Florida. He spent his life working various jobs but over the last 20 years worked at Treasure Bay Lodge then most recently as a Boat Captain working in St Joseph Bay. Bobbys love was the outdoors and he spent as much time as he could hunting and shing. He was preceded in death by his parents Mallie and Melba Johnson as well as his sister Cathy Hatcher. He is survived by his wife Edwina Matlock, his children Pam (Ricky) Silcox, Pete (Amanda) Johnson, Shane (Angie) Johnson and Carla (Michael) Mock; also his siblings Don (Mary Anne) Johnson, Jackie (Joe) Attaway, Carol (Bob) Kerr, Ricky (Dewana) Johnson and Phil (Wanda) Johnson. He was a wonderful Papa to six grandsons, three granddaughters and ve great-grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews. Services were held Tuesday, November 13 at Oak Grove Assembly of God in Port St Joe, Florida with Bro. Dave Fernandez of ciating. The family asks in lieu of owers donations by made to the American Cancer Society. Services were provided by Comforter Funeral Home. Bobby Johnson Star Staff Report Practical steps people can take to prepare for the worst will be discussed at Lifetree Caf at 7 p.m. CT on Monday, Nov. 19. The Lifetree event, titled Preparing for the Worst: How to Survive a Catastrophe, features lmed interviews with a United States Geological Survey earthquake expert and with selfreliance expert Ron Douglas. Both natural disasters and personal tragedies can strike our lives at any time, says Lifetree Caf representative Craig Cable. We can take steps now to help prepare. But how far is too far? Admission to the 60-minute event is free. Snacks and beverages are available. Lifetree Caf is located at 1602 U.S. Highway 98 in Mexico Beach across from El Governor 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. New Bethel Harvest Musical New Bethel Baptist Church will host a Harvest Evening Musical at 5 p.m. ET on Saturday, Nov. 17. The colors are harvest colors. Chairperson is Sister Bonita Smith. City Wide Missionary Society anniversary The City Wide Missionary Society of Port St. Joe will be observing its anniversary at 3 p.m. ET on Sunday, Nov. 18 at Thompsons Temple First Born Holiness Church. Missionary Queen Pittman, anniversary program chairman, along with the membership of the organization cordially invites and encourages the attendance of the community to this momentous occasion. The church is located on Avenue E. Pastor Appreciation at Howard Creek Baptist Please join the congregation at Howard Creek Baptist at 11 a.m. ET on Sunday, Nov. 18 as it honors the church pastor, Rev. Henry Hester, for seven years of dedicated service. A low country boil will follow the service. James Jimmy Hoffman Fuller, 72, was born March 17, 1940 in Apalachicola, Florida and passed away November 1, 2012 in Mobile, Alabama. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mary Fuller Daughtry and James Lyman Fuller; wife, Marie Talley Fuller and daughter, Vicki Lynn Fuller. Jimmy is survived by his daughter, Lisa Fuller Selzer (Mark) of Pearl River Louisiana; brother, Maurice Mish Fuller (Ann) of Tallahassee/Mexico Beach; grandchildren, Ashley Marie Selzer and Abby Elizabeth Selzer; nieces, Christie Fuller Mundy and Carrie Fuller Tharpe; former wife and close friend, Barbara Brooks Fuller; step-brother, Bobby Wiley; and step sister, Louise Punk Daughtry. Jimmy grew up in Apalachicola and Port St. Joe (Class of 1958) and cherished the memories of those years dearly. He moved to Mobile in 1959 and worked at Scott Paper Company until his health forced him into early retirement. He returned to Port St. Joe as often as possible throughout the years to visit family and friends. A memorial service will be held at St. James Episcopal Church, 800 22nd Street, Port St. Joe at 3 p.m. ET on Saturday, November 17, 2012. A reception will follow the service in Coldewey Hall. James Hoffman Fuller JAMES HOFFMAN FULLER Obituaries Faith BRIEFS Humbleness is not weakness Catastrophe survival discussed at Lifetree Caf

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The Star| B5 The following students made the honor roll for the rst nine weeks at Port St. Joe Elementary. 1st Grade all As: Este van Angel, Jenna Barfield, Bella Canington, De sirae Causey, Samantha Childers, Mary Margaret Farrell, Dawson Fisher, Shauna Flowers, Tan ner Fogle, Wake Giffen, Brandon Heckenlively, Zhyion Quinn, Kaylee Schweikert, Dakota Tou signant, Fisher Vandertu lip, Brookelyn White and Elyse Williams. 1st Grade As and Bs: Garrett Acree, Shamyra Beachum, Aiden Black, Zoey Burkett, Ashleigh Causey, Cody Combow, Devin Daves, Gabriella Dimitrijevich, Chase Dykes, India Gant, Arlena Gleichner, Owen Grant land, Carson Hendricks, Kylie Ingalls, Braden Jackson, Travis Jenkins, Teagan Jones, Danica Kelly, Makenna Kurnitsky, Lance Larry, Landon Lee, Jamal Leslie, Isiah Mims, Austin OBryan, Madison Othic, Luke Pickels, Alivia Randall, Kylie Sapp, Kel sie Tomes and Jackson Vaughn. 2nd Grade all As: Isa Barwick, Alexis Causey, Skylar Clayton, Eli Fidler, Lexi Fountain, Kaydan Haisten, Levi Hanlon, Jacob Justice, Karys Lin ton, Dane Mallon, Cole Moore, Lexi Parrish, Ga briella Price, Hannah Riley, Janasia Walker, Britt White and Lajuan Zaccaro. 2nd Grade As and Bs: Cheon Beachum, Jacob Bibeault, Cameron Brown, Samuel Brown, Jackson Buckner, Madison Bur kett, Zachary Burkett, Emily Butler, Maelynn Butler, Walker Chumney, Donovan Cumbie, Mar cus Cumbie, A.J. Davis, Desirae Dew, Nathan Du ong, Cassia Fedd, Jaydon Gant, Payton Garland, Gavin Haddock, Celeste Hamm, Raelynn Hardy, Alex Harper, Wyatt Hurst, Prince Jones, Karalina Knight, Chase Lanford, Gavin Lee, Trinten Lee, Bladen Levins, Kaiden Pitts, Alexis Price, Jass lyn Raffield, Cedric Rey, Ricky Sherrill, ShaNecia Sims, Kaydence Thomas, Saylor Tull, Sayla Wade, Nathan Watson, Addi son Watts, Caitlin White, Terry Whitlock and Dane Wright. 3rd Grade all As: Trent Antley, Sammya Brown, Elliana Burkett, Santana Causey, Shelby Causey, Ricky, Forbes, Halston Fulk, Zoe Gerlach, Laura Beth Hill, Porter Hodg es, Donovan Miniat, Ava Ryan, Megan Saleh and Sarah Beth Thompson. 3rd Grade As and Bs: Skylah Addison, Leo Bax cajay, Brianna Biagini, Aiden Bolton, Destiny Dykes, Chasity Finch, Julia Gainnie, Madelyn Gortemoller, Natalie Graziano, Jayden Hayes, Layla Hodges, Shadavia Hudgins, Emily Lacour, Mimi Larry, Logan Mc Call, Gage Medina, Mor gan Mills, Cliff Money, Er ica Ramsey, Payton Rush ing, Alexandria Thoma son, Leighton Whitfield and Lily Wockenfuss. 4th Grade all As: Lean na Baumgardner, Allie Godwin, Bryson Lee, Lo ren Martin, Jack Randall, Philip Riley, Alex Strick land, Hannah Tomlinson and Caleb Wright. 4th Grade As and Bs: Austin Ard, Henry Ba logh, Savannah Burkett, Lyndsey Butler, Laci Conley, Parker Cornwell, Jacob Davis, Jonah Da vis, Weston Edwards, Ali Evans, Josh Farmer, Sarah Fidler, Clay Fox, Brenon Foxworth, George Foxworth, Blake Gay, Jud son Grifes, Tyler Guthrie, Hailey Harriman, Corbin Ingalls, Lauren Jenkins, Reese Johnston, Kaylee Jones, Ashlen Kyle, Lan ecia Larry, Mattison Mills, Clinton Moore, Gabrielle Nicodemus, Tyrell Patter son, Corey Phelps, Terri Rae Phillips, Evan Polous, Alyson Strickland, Bobby Tipton, Analisa Treglown, Billy Turner, Davis Var nes, Gabi Wood and Trey Yarrell 5th Grade all As: Jade Cothran, Sean Farns ley, Colton Jones, Male na Ramsey and Sara Whiteld. 5th Grade As and Bs: Brandon Barnes, Max Car gill, Cheyenne Cole, Pat rick Cullen, John Austin Gee, Hope Goodwin, Kel vin Grifn, Lane Herring, Courtney Jones, Gregory Julius, Bailey Lake, Zoey Lumley, Zachary McFar land, Rainey Nobles, Jacob Sander, Caroline Sapp, Ra chel Sherman and Aaliyah Strickland, 6th Grade all As: Josh Butts, Tyler Cornwell, Hannah Fulk, Chandler Godwin, Cole Haddock, Delaney Ingalls, Jacob Kennedy and Ana Lacivita 6th Grade As and Bs: Michael Amerson, Hannah Anderson, Dianara Angel, Joel Bogaert, Trey Bowles, Jarrett Browning, Justin Butler, Caleb Butts, Devin Crews, Cameron Dorman, Jaden Grantland, Hannah Graziano, Cameron Har mon, Jasmine Hayes, Angel Heckenlively, Lexi Holland, Isabella Johnston,Katelyn Jones, J.J. Laine, Kha risma Langston, Kyndell Moore, Hannah Simpson, Bryce Thomas, Lauren Tomlinson, Jacob Tracy and Eva Varnes. PUBLIC NOTICE A Public Hearing will be held at the Planning and Development Review Board (PDRB) meeting on Monday, November 19 2012 at 8:45 a.m. EST, and at the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) meeting on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. EST. Both public hearings will be held in the BOCC Meeting Room at the Robert M. Moore Administration Building, 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida. The public hearings will be to discuss and act on the following: Tabled Variance Application Hinds & Ivey 1. Parcel ID # 03798-660R & 03798-662RLocated in Section 31, Township 6 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida encroachment into road setback for elevated deck. Variance SEALARGO, LLC Parcel 2. ID 03185-135R Located in Section 20, Township 9 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida 4 encroachment of HVAC into side setback. Development Review for Phase 1 and Phase 3. 2 Palms at Money Bayou, LLC for Parcel ID #03179-005R Located in Section 19, Township 9 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida Development review for approval and development order. Development Policy, Ordinances, Comprehensive 4. Plan and LDR Revisions Occupational License Comp Plan GOPs Construction without permit penalties and After the fact variances penalties and Additional development & planning issues Public and Open Discussion 5. The public is encouraged to attend and be heard on these matters. Information prior to the meeting can be viewed at the Planning Department at 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Room 311. (2012.101) PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Gulf County Board of County Commissioners will hold an adoption public hearing to consider adoption of an Ordinance for amending the Gulf county Comprehensive Plan with the following title: AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE GULF COUNTY COMPREHENSIVE PLAN PER THE REQUIREMENTS OF FLORIDA STATUE 163 BY AMENDING THE ELEMENTS OF THE GULF COUNTY COMPREHENSIVE PLAN THROUGH TEXT ADDITIONS, REMOVALS AND REVISIONS TO THE GOALS, OBJECTIVES AND POLICIES OF THE LAND USE ELEMENT, COASTAL MANAGEMENT ELEMENT, CONSERVATION ELEMENT AND INTER GOVERNMENTAL COORDINAION ELEMENT; REVISING THE EXISTING (ELUM) AND FUTURE (FLUM) LAND USE MAP AND TRAFFIC CIRCULATION MAP; PROVIDING FINDINGS FOR ADOPTION; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL OF ORDINANCE IN CONFLICT THEREWITH; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABLITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. BE IT ORDAINED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. The public hearing will be held during the Gulf County Board of County Commissioners Regular Meeting on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at 9:00 a.m., E.T. in the County Commissioners meeting room in the Robert M. Moore Administration Building, Gulf County Courthouse Complex, Port St. Joe, Florida. The public is encouraged to attend and be heard on this Clerk of Court and at the Planning Department, Room 311 in the Robert M. Moore Administration Building 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd Port St. Joe, FL. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Tynalin Smiley, Chairman Ad #2012-102 dbutler@coastalcoverage.com Locally owned and operated Home Business Auto Health Workers Comp School News Special to The Star The High School High Tech program at Port St. Joe High School had a Ca reer Fair Day Oct. 30 with students from the High School High Tech program and students from CAPE Academy attending. The students spent time with each of the business representatives, learning what was required educa tionally, the scope of the opportunities in different elds, what skills or ap titudes may be required, and what nancial oppor tunities exist in many dif ferent elds. There was an emphasis on high tech jobs and also employment opportunities that the indi vidual students expressed an interest in. The businesses that were represented were: Debbie Hooper Photogra phy discussing opportuni ties in Commercial and Ariel Photography. Deb bie and Jon wowed the students with examples of their photography and gave them clues as how to get started through free competitions. FairPoint Communications staff gave the students information on the variety of career opportunities right here in Port St Joe with around 48 different types and levels of jobs available. FairPoint has worked with HSHT stu dents for over four years and are strong supporters and mentors. Gulf County School Counseling-Jordan Linton explained the num ber of different opportuni ties in counseling, psychol ogy, and helping others that many of the students have interest in. Bluewater Inet GroupRick Lamberson explained the workings of a self-owned business deal ing with web design and the requirements needed to run your own business as well as the tech skills needed for this eld. Unit ed States Marine Corps Sgt. Goodwin provided information about training and career opportunities in the armed forces with one ROTC student ready to sign up. Gulf County Emergency Management, GIS Dept., Scott Warner impressed the students with all the technology re quired to map the county and showed them how the GIS Department was es sential in time of emergen cies by the ability to locate and predict storm damage. Both the presenters and students wanted more time because the interest level of the students was so high. High School High Tech students who participat ed were: Mary Branch, Jarkeice Davis, Nikki Fenn, Arnisha Harris, Katie Noble, Joe Price, Cameron Pryor, Jak Riley, Carl Sheline, Reed Smith, Corey Williams, and Torey Williams. All the students from CAPE Academy also participated. The students expressed their apprecia tion to all the presenters and were pleased with the amount of information they received regarding career opportunities and what will be required to reach their career goals. The Local Advisory Council of Business Rep resentatives for the High School High Tech program met immediately after the Career Fair to discuss how to increase awareness of the High School High Tech program, increase business participation working with the students in Shadowing for a Day and providing work opportunities during the summer for the paid internships. Allison Chase, Program Director, for the ABLE Trust, which provides par tial funding for the High School High Tech Program at Port St Joe High School through Dyslexia Research Institute in Tallahassee, spoke to the group and ex plained the scope and goals of the 35 High School High Tech programs throughout the State funded through ABLE Trust. She bragged on the success of the Port St Joe program, stating that even though small and rural, it was one of the most outstanding in Florida. Dr. Patricia Hardman, Program Director of this program and CEO of Dyslexia Re search Institute, thanked all the businesses for providing information and for those who provide mentoring dur ing the internships during the summer. Without their local participation, the pro gram could not be success ful. Lynn Hauck spoke to the group about becoming more involved, how the stu dents are worked with all year and have to earn the right to participate in the paid internships during the summer through citizen ship, community service, involvement in school ac tivities, etc. One of the immediate community service projects for the HSHT students is to participate in the Thanks giving Food Drive at Port St Joe High School. They have recruited several groups to help increase the amount of food that can be donated to reach the needs of less fortunate citizens in Gulf County for Thanksgiving. The Coastal Community As sociation, South Gulf County Fire Department, and Gulf Coast Community College will be helping them reach their goals. Please donate food for this Thanksgiving. Should you like to be come involved as a mentor or business partner with the High School High Tech Program at Port St Joe High School, please contact Lynn Hauck at lynnhauck@ gmail.com. PORT ST. 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CLASSIFIEDSThursday, November 15, 2012 The Star | B7 Thanksgiving Holiday WeekendClassified In-column D E AD LI N E SThe Port St. Joe Star and The Apalachicola/Carrabelle TimesTo Run Thursday, November 22 Due Friday, November 16, 5:00 pm Call (850) 747-5020 or 1-800-345-8688 or visit us online at emeraldcoastmarketplace.com The classified department will be closed Thursday, November 22. We will open Friday, November 23, at 8 a.m. 89328S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 01-2012CA-000164 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Plaintiff, v. STEVEN WHITE; BRANDY A. WHITE; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; ALL OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAME UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS Defendant(s) NOTICE OF ACTION STEVEN WHITE Last Known Address: 303 Linda Avenue Panama City, Florida 32401 Current Address: Unknown Previous Address: 230 W Creekview Drive Wewahitchka, Florida 32465 Previous Address: 4424 Collegiate Lane Panama City, Florida 32405 Previous Address: 5505 Sun Harbor Road, Apartment 159 Panama City, Florida 32401 BRANDY A. WHITE Last Known Address: 303 Linda Avenue Panama City, Florida 32401 Current Address: Unknown Previous Address: 230 W Creekview Drive Wewahitchka, Florida 32465 Previous Address: 4424 Collegiate Lane Panama City, Florida 32405 Previous Address: 5505 sun Harbor Road, Apartment 159 Panama City, Florida 32401 ALL OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAME UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS whose residence is unknown if he/she/they be living; and if he/she/they be dead, the unknown defendants who maybe spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees, and all parties claiming an interest by, through, under or against the Defendants, who are not known to be dead or alive, and all parties having or claiming to have any right, title or interest in the property described in the mortgage being foreclosed herein YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in Gulf County, Florida: LOT 1, BLOCK D, STONE MILL CREEK ESTATES, AN UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SECTION 3, TOWNSHIP 4 SOUTH, RANGE 10 WEST, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA AND THENCE RUN S 89 55’ 18” E ALONG THE SOUTH BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID SECTION 3 FOR 1293.98 FEET; THENCE S 00 25’ 04” W FOR 342.98 FEET; THENCE N 89 24’ 46” E FOR 395.83 FEET; THENCE N 89 57’ 41” E FOR 33.00 FEET TO THE CENTERLINE OF A 66.00 FOOT WIDE ROADWAY FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE N 89 57’ 41” E FOR 33.00 FEET; THENCE N 89 24’46” E FOR 140.00 FEET; THENCE N 04 05’38” E FOR 327.24 FEET TO THE CENTERLINE OF A 66.00 FOOT WIDE ROADWAY; THENCE N 87 55’ 41” W ALONG SAID CENTERLINE FOR 199.92 FEET; THENCE S 00 35’ 14” E ALONG SAID CENTERLINE FOR 335.12 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. SUBJECT TO A 33.00 FOOT WIDE ROADWAY EASEMENT ALONG THE NORTHERLY AND WESTERLY BOUNDARIES. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 2007 MANUFACTURED HOME SERIAL NUMBER WHC016484GAA AND WHC016484GAB This property is located at the Street address of. 230 W Creekview Drive, Wewahitchka, Florida 32465 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses on or before December 8th, 2012, a date which is within 30 days after the first publication, if any, on Elizabeth R.Wellborn, P.A., Plaintiff’s attorney, whose address is 350 Jim Moran Blvd., Suite 100, Deerfield Beach, Florida 33442, and file the original with this Court either before service on Plaintiff’ s attorney, or immediately thereafter; otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint or petition. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the court on November 1st, 2012. REBECCA L. (BECKY) NORRIS CLERK OF THE COURT Attorney for Plaintiff: Michael T. Gelety, Esq. Elizabeth R. Wellborn, P.A. 350 Jim Moran Blvd, Suite 100 Deerfield Beach, FL 33442 Phone: (954) 354-3544 Fax: (954) 354-3545 Primary Email: Mgelety@erwlaw.com Secondary Email: Erwparalegal.boa2@erwla w.com IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICAN’S WITH DISABILITIES ACT, Persons with a disability needing special accommodation in order to access court facilities or participate in a court proceeding at any courthouse or court program, should within two (2) days of receipt of notice, contact Court Administration to request such an accommodation. Please contact the following: Court Administration, P.O. Box 826, Marianna, Florida 32447; Phone: 850-718-0026; Hearing & Voice Impaired: 1-800955-8771; Email: ADARequest @judl4.flcourts.org. November 15, 22, 2012 89324S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 12-09CA CAPITAL CITY BANK, Plaintiff, vs. RHONDA M. HARRISON, FRANK R. CATALANO A/K/A FRANK RAY CATALANO, EAST COAST RECOVERY, INC., L.W.T., INC., and UNKNOWN TENANT(S), Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE is given pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated November 1, 2012, in Case No. 12-09CA, of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit, in and for Gulf County, Florida, in which CAPITAL CITY BANK is the Plaintiff and RHONDA M. HARRISON, FRANK R. CATALANO A/K/A FRANK RAY CATALANO, EAST COAST RECOVERY, INC., and L.W.T., INC. are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the front door of the Gulf County Courthouse in Port St. Joe, Gulf County, Florida at 11:00 a.m., Eastern Time, on November 29th, 2012, the property set forth in the Final Judgment of Foreclosure and more particularly described as follows: Beginning 1623 feet North of the Southwest corner of Section Eleven (11), Township Seven (7) South, Range Ten (10) West, thence run along the West side of State Highway Numbered Seventy-One (71) in a Northeasterly direction one hundred (100) feet; thence in a Northwesterly direction a distance of four hundred forty-four (444) feet; thence in a Southwesterly direction a distance of one hundred (100) feet; thence running in a Southeasterly direction a distance of four hundred and forty-four (444) feet to the Point of Beginning. All of said land situate, lying and being in Section 11, Township 7 South, of Range 10 West. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. DATED: November 02, 2012. REBECCA L. NORRIS Clerk of the Circuit Court BA Baxter Deputy Clerk Garvin B. Bowden, Esq. Gardner, Bist, Wiener, Wadsworth, Bowden, Bush, Dee, LaVia & Wright, P.A. 1300 Thomaswood Drive Tallahassee, Florida 32308 November 8, 15, 2012 89348S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION: CASE NO.: 08-00476 U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE, Plaintiff, ERNEST REESE ANTLEY; SATA M. ANTLEY, UNKNOWN TENANT (S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Resetting Foreclosure Sale dated the 1st day of November, 2012, and entered in case No. 08-00476, of the Circuit Court of the 14TH Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida, wherein U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE, it the Plaintiff and ERNEST REESE ANTLEY; SATA M. ANTLEY, UNKNOWN TENANT (S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, are defendants. The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the, FRONT LOBBY OF THE GULF COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 1000 5TH STREET, PORT ST. JOE, FL 32456, 11:00 AM on the 29th day of November, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOTS 8, 10, AND 12, BLOCK 56, CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL MAP THEREOF ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. including the buildings, appurtenances, and fixtures located thereon. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator by mail at P. O. Box 1089, Panama City, FL 32402 or by phone at (850) 747-5338 at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days. If you are hearing impaired, please call 711. Dated this 2nd day of November, 2012. REBECCA NORRIS Clerk Of The Circuit Court BA Baxter Deputy Clerk Submitted by: Law Offices of Marshall C. Watson, P.A. 1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 Phone: (954) 453-0365 Fax: (954) 771-6052 Toll Free: 1-800-4412439 DESIGNATED PRIMARY. E-MAIL FOR SERVICE PURSUANT TO FLA. R. JUD. ADMIN 2.516 eservice @marshallwatson.com November 15, 22, 2012 90549S PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Gulf County Board of County Commissioners will hold two public hearings to consider adoption of an Ordinance with the following title: AN ORDINANCE BY THE GULF COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS TO REPEAL ORDINANCE 2009-04 KNOWN AS THE GULF COUNTY FLOOD PREVENTION ORDINANCE; TO ADOPT A NEW FLOODPLAIN MANAGEMENT ORDINANCE; TO ADOPT FLOOD HAZARD MAPS, TO DESIGNATE A FLOODPLAIN ADMINISTRATOR, TO ADOPT PROCEDURES AND CRITERIA FOR DEVELOPMENT IN FLOOD HAZARD AREAS, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES; TO ADOPT LOCAL ADMINISTRATIVE AMENDMENTS TO THE FLORIDA BUILDING CODE; PROVIDING FOR APPLICABILITY; REPEALER; SEVERABILITY; AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE. The first public hearing will be held during the Gulf County Board of County Commissioner’s Regular Meeting on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 9:00 a.m., E.T. and the second public hearing to consider adoption will be held during the Gulf County Board of County Commissioner’s Regular Meeting on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. E.T. Both public hearings will be held in the County Commissioner’s meeting room in the Robert M. Moore Administration Building, Gulf County Courthouse Complex, Port St. Joe, Florida. The public is encouraged to attend and be heard on this matter. The ordinance and contents are on file with the Clerk of Court and at the Planning and Building Departments, located in the Robert M. Moore Administration Building 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd Port St. Joe, FL. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: WILLIAM C. WILLIAMS, III, CHAIRMAN November 1, 15, 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 90787S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 12-205CA Prosperity Bank, Plaintiff, vs. Frank E. Bell, Ellis Yon and any unknown parties, including any unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees and spouses, and all other parties claiming by, through, under or against the named Defendants, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION To: Frank E. Bell and any unknown parties, including any unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees and spouses, and all other parties claiming by, through, under or against the named Defendant, and To All Others Whom It May Concern: You are hereby notified that an action to foreclose on the following parcel of real property located in Gulf County, Florida, described as follows: EXHIBIT “A” A portion of Section 25, Township 4 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida, being more particularly described as follows: Commence at the iron pipe marking the SE Corner of the SE 1/4 of SW 1/4 of said Section 25; thence along the North R/W line of Johnson Lane, South 9000’00” West, 377.00 feet; thence leaving said North R/W line, North 0009’24” West, 244.38 feet to the Point of Beginning; thence South 9000’00” West, 171.99 feet; thence North 0009’24” West 158.71 feet; thence North 7623’14” East, 176.84 feet; thence South 0009’24” East, 200.33 feet to the Point of Beginning. Togetherwith an ingress, egress and utility easement more particularly described as follows: Commence at the Southeast Corner of the Southeast Quarter of Southwest Quarter of Section 25, Township 4 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida and run thence South 8959’13” West, along the North right of way line of Johnson Lane, for a distance of 366.91 feet to the Point of Beginning; from said Point of Beginning continue South 8953’13” West, along said North right of way line for a distance of 20.00 feet; thence leaving said North right of way line run North 0010’42” West, for a distance of 244.47 feet; thence East for a distance of 10.00 feet; thence North 0008’55” West, for a distance of 20.00 feet; thence North 8949’39” East, for a distance of 10.00 feet; thence South 0010’42” East, for a distance of 264.49 feet to the Point of Beginning. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Steven L. Applebaum, attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is Post Office Box 9454, Panama City Beach, Florida 32417, on or before December 8th, 2012, and file the original with the Clerk of this Court before service on Plaintiff or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. Witness my hand and seal of the Court on this 31st day of October, 2012. REBECCA NORRIS Clerk of the Court BA Baxter Deputy Clerk November 8, 15, 22, 29, 2012 90673S STATE OF FLORIDA, CRIMINAL JUSTICE STANDARDS & TRAINING COMMISSION, Petitioner vs. CORY M. WEBB, Case # 33210 Respondent NOTICE OF ACTION TO: CORY M. WEBB, Residence Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an Administrative Complaint has been filed against you seeking to revoke your CORRECTIONAL Certificate in accordance with Section 943.1395, F.S., and any rules promulgated thereunder. You are required to serve a written copy of your intent to request a hearing pursuant to Section 120.57, F.S. upon Jennifer C. Pritt, Program Director, Criminal Justice Professionalism Program, Florida Department of Law Enforcement, P. O. Box 1489, Tallahassee, Florida 32302-1489, on or before January 8, 2013. Failure to do so will result in a default being entered against you to Revoke said certification pursuant to Section 120.60, F.S., and Rule 11B-27, F.A.C. Dated: November 8, 2012. Ernest W. George CHAIRMAN-CRIMINAL JUSTICE STANDARDS AND TRAINING COMMISSION By: -s-Ashley Hegler, Division Representative November 15, 22, 29, December 6, 2012 90869S AMENDED PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Commission of the City of Port St. Joe, Florida, at its meeting on the 4th day of December, 2012, at 6:00 P.M., EST, in the regular Commission meeting room at the Municipal Building, Port St. Joe, Florida, will have the 2nd reading and consider for final adoption an Ordinance with the following title: AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA AMENDING ORDINANCE 311, AMENDING THE CHARGE FOR SERVICE CONNECTIONS; PROVIDING FOR CHARGES FOR TRANSFERRING ACCOUNTS; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL OF ALL ORDINANCES OR PARTS OF ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT HEREWITH; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY, AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Copies of the Ordinance are available for public inspection at City of Port St. Joe City Hall, located at 305 Cecil G. Costin Sr., Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida. Interested persons may attend and be heard at the public hearing or provide comments in writing to the City Commissioners, City of Port St. Joe City Hall, 305 Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida. Transactions of the public hearing will not be recorded. Persons wishing to appeal any decision made during the hearing will need a record of the proceeding and should ensure a verbatim record is made, including the testimony on which the appeal is based. Any person who wishes to attend and requires assistance may call the City Clerk’s Office at (850) 229-8261, Ext. 114. CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA BY: S/ MEL MAGIDSON, JR. Mayor-Commissioner Attest: S/ Charlotte M. Pierce City Clerk November 15, 2012 90875S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that CB International Investments LLC the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Tax Sale Certificate No. 1658 Application No. 2012-44 Date of Issuance: May 28, 2010 R.E. No: 06311-250R Description of Property: Lot 50, Plat of Villa Del Sol, according to the Plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 5, Pages 44 and 45 of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. Name in which assessed: BMR Funding LLC All of said property being in Gulf County, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the front Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe Florida at 11:00 AM, E.T., Wednesday, the 19th day of December, 2012. Dated this 13th day of November, 2012. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk November 15, 22, 29, December 6, 2012 90871S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that CB International Investments LLC the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Tax Sale Certificate No. 1652 Application No. 2012-46 Date of Issuance: May 28, 2010 R.E. No: 06311-215R Description of Property: Lot 43, Plat of Villa Del Sol, according to the Plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 5, Pages 44 and 45 of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. Name in which assessed: BMR Funding LLC All of said property being in Gulf County, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the front Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe Florida at 11:00 AM, E.T., Wednesday, the 19th day of December, 2012. Dated this 13th day of November, 2012. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk November 15, 22, 29, December 6, 2012 90873S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that CB International Investments LLC the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Tax Sale Certificate No. 1657 Application No. 2012-45 Date of Issuance: May 28, 2010 R.E. No: 06311-245R Description of Property: Lot 49, Plat of Villa Del Sol, according to the Plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 5, Pages 44 and 45 of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. Name in which assessed: BMR Funding LLC All of said property being in Gulf County, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the front Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe Florida at 11:00 AM, E.T., Wednesday, the 19th day of December, 2012. Dated this 13th day of November, 2012. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk November 15, 22, 29, December 6, 2012 90905S PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Commission of the City of Port St. Joe, Florida, at its meeting on the 4th day of December, 2012, at 6:00 P.M., EST, in the regular Commission meeting room at the Municipal Building, Port St. Joe, Florida, will have the 2nd reading and consider for final adoption an Ordinance with the following title: AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA, AMENDING THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS ELEMENT OF THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN; AMENDING THE FIVE YEAR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN; ADOPTING THE UPDATED SCHOOL DISTRICT FIVE YEAR WORK PLAN; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL OF ALL ORDINANCES OR PARTS OF ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT HEREWITH, PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY, AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Copies of the Ordinance are available for public inspection at City of Port St. Joe City Hall, located at 305 Cecil G. Costin Sr., Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida. Interested persons may attend and be heard at the public hearing or provide comments in writing to the City Commissioners, City of Port St. Joe City Hall, 305 Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida. Transactions of the public hearing will not be recorded. Persons wishing to appeal any decision made during the hearing will need a record of the proceeding and should ensure a verbatim record is made, including the testimony on which the appeal is based. Any person who wishes to attend and requires assistance may call the City Clerk’s Office at (850) 229-8261, Est. 114. CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA BY: S/ MEL MAGIDSON, JR. Mayor-Commissioner Attest: S/ Charlotte M. Pierce City Clerk November 15, 2012 90899S PUBLIC NOTICE North Florida Child Development, Inc. is requesting for proposals to contract with a certified/licensed professional for policy modifications to the Eligibility, Recruitment, Selection, Enrollment, and Acceptance policies and the creation of a standard operating procedure. This RFP is to perform an analysis of NFCD’s ERSEA policies and create a standard operating procedure which will encompass all funding sources in the selection and funding of children in NFCD’s Birth to 5 programs. Proposals must be submitted no later than 3:00 p.m. CST, 2012. Inquiries To: Gerald Thompson, CFO, (850) 639-5080 ext 15. Proposals To: Gerald Thompson, CFO, North Florida Child Development, Inc., PO Box 38, Wewahitchka, Florida 32465. NFCD reserves the right to reject any and all proposals received in response to this request for proposals. November 15, 2012 *Adopt*:Athletic Prof. couple, at home Mom, Gracious Home awaits baby *Expenses paid* *FLBar42311* *800-552-0045* *Larry & Mary* Energetic, creative, and professional couple looking to adopt. Stay at home mom and successful dad ready to share their fun, loving home and devoted family. If you are pregnant and considering adoption or know someone who is, please contact our attorney, Alice Murray, FBN 0794325, at 850-785-0108 or 1-800-708-8888 for more information. Bichon Frise Puppies for Sale 3 Male 3 Female 8 Weeks Old De-wormed and have 1st shots. Healthy Happy and Good Dispositions $450 850-731-1201 Extra Mile Pet SittingHome visits/overnight in the comfort of your pets home. Gulf & Bay County Diana 227-5770 Dan 227-8225 extramilepetsitting.com

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Applications and job description may be picked up and submitted at the Clerks O ce, Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd. Room 148, Port St. Joe, FL between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., E.T. Monday through Friday. Applications will be accepted until the position is lled.Quali cation Requirements: Thorough knowledge of the principles and practice of governmental accounting, budgeting, and local government scal management, including knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB) statements. Thorough knowledge of administrative management and internal control techniques so that accounting and control can be utilized in a manner to meet internal and external reporting requirements. Ability to make sound independent judgments. Ability to plan, organize, and supervise the work of others. Education and Experience Required: Bachelors degree (BA) or greater in Financial Management, Business, or Accounting, Certi ed Public Accountant or Certi ed Government Finance O cer preferred with experience in local government nance, and employee supervision. Position requires pro ciency in Excel and Word. The Gulf County Clerks O ce enforces a Drug-Free Workplace Policy and is an Equal Opportunity/A rmative Action Employer. Rebecca L. Norris Clerk of Court(2012-105) INSTALLATION/MAINT/REPAIRTHE CITY OF WEWAHITCHKA IS ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR A FULL TIME MAINTENANCE 2 WORKER. APPLICANTS SHOULD BE EXPERIENCED IN LAYING AND REPAIRING WATER AND SEWER LINES AND OPERATING EQUIPMENT SUCH AS A LOADER BACKHOE. ALL APPLICANTS MUST PASS A PHYSICAL AND DRUG TEST. YOU MUST POSSESS AN ACTIVE AND CLEAN FLORIDA DRIVERS LICENSE AND HAVE THE ABILITY TO OBTAIN A FLORIDA CDL LICENSE AND HAVE A CLEAN BACKGROUND CHECK. APPLICATIONS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE CITY HALL ANNEX, 318 SOUTH 7TH STREET, WEWAHITCHKA, FL 32465; (850)639-2605 ; BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 8AM TO 4PM CT MON-FRI. DEADLINE FOR APPLYING IS DECEMBER 3, 2012 AT 4PM CT. ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE TURNED IN TO THE CITY CLERK. THE CITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND A DRUG FREE WORKPLACE. Earn While You Learn with the On the Job Training Program If you are unemployed you may be eligible for the Workforce Centers OJT program. On the job training gives you hands on experience in a new job … and employers, OJT helps you save money! For more informaon call (850) 227-8752 An equal opportunity employer/program. Aux iliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilies. All voice telephone numbers on this document may be reached by persons using TTY/TDD equipment via the Florida Relay Service at 711. REPRESENTATIVES will be at the PORT ST. 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50 For breaking news, visit www.starfl.comSubscribe to The Star800-345-8688For your hometown paper delivered to your home! Real Estate Ad deadline is Thursday 11 a.m. ET Legal ad deadline is Friday 11 a.m. ET Display ad deadline is Friday 11 a.m. ET 227-1278 Classi ed deadline is Monday 5 p.m. ET 747-5020 TABLE OF CONTENTS quotequote id quote nameJUMP From Page 6AFrom page 6A Subscribe to The StarCall 227-1278For your hometown paper delivered to your home!Opinions4A Letters to the Editor5A Sports 10A Society News2-3B Obituaries 4B Church News 5B Law Enforcement8B School News 10B Legals 11B Classieds 12-13B Trades & Services14B INDEXA Freedom Newspaper Real Estate Advertising Deadline Thursday 11:00 am ET Display Advertising Deadline Friday 11:00 am ET227-1278Classified Line-Advertising Deadline Monday 5:00 pm ET747-5020 xxxx xxxxxxx 1BVISITTHESTARONLINEATWWW.STARFL.COM XXXXX XXXXXXYOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER SINCE 1937 YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER SINCE 1937 THE S TAR Thursday, NOVEMBER 15, 2012 YEAR 75, NUMBER 5 By TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com The Gulf County School Board is likely to ask voters to again provide funding to bolster the operational bottom line in the spring. With the one mil additional operating levy approved by voters nearly four years ago to expire at the end of the scal year in June and the bottom line for public schools shrinking due to sliding property values and declining enrollment, board members expressed the very real need to ask voters for additional funding next year. A mil is equal to $1 for every $1,000 in taxable personal property tax and the value of that mil has steadily declined over the past four years worth more than $2.2 million when passed by voters the additional mil is now worth $1.3 million. That means over the four-year life of the levy the district realized $4 million less in funding than originally projected. In addition, declining enrollment means less funding in the per-studentbased formula used by the state. Superintendent of Schools Jim Norton said during a workshop last week that decision time is approaching for the School Board to return to voters for assistance or face its own scal cliff. In the coming months we are going to have to make some decisions, Norton said. We need to have consensus on the board on this and we need to get community support. What we are ghting for is our system. The discussion centered on one of three options: asking voters to approve the full mil for another four years; asking for threequarters of a mil; or asking for a half mil. In my own assessment, I dont think (a full mil) would pass, Norton said. It was a close vote four years ago. There are a lot of taxpayers who dont have kids in the school system and pay high taxes. I think we need to reward the public for paying this for four years. I think it is an easier sell to come with something less. He told board members they would have to decide by next month whether to request that the Board of County Commissioners call for a special election four years ago ballots were mailed out and back in with the election likely in March. Norton sought feedback from board members. I would support it because of what we are facing, said board member Danny Little. In addition to state and local funding issues, the deadlock in Congress which could send the country toward what pundits are calling a scal cliff would have signi cant impacts on the district, said Sara Joe Wooten, assistant superintendent for instruction. She said due to the District likely to return to votersDebbie Hooper of joebay.com shared this aerial of the ongoing work on the grounds of the Cape San Blas Lighthouse. The Air Force has constructed a new road to the property (angling from upper right to lower left) and preparations are close to move the two keepers quarters directly back to provide a buffer from the shoreline and time for the county and city of Port St. Joe to work out relocation of the lighthouse.By TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com The Gulf County Board of Commissioners unanimously voted Tuesday to bring the Economic Development Council back under the umbrella of the BOCC. With Commissioner Warren Yeager absent, the board followed the lead of Commissioner Carmen McLemore who requested the board reassume direct control of the EDC. The current operational model for the EDC created when commissioners raised some of the same issues two years ago is a consolidation with the Gulf County Chamber of Commerce that Yeager, as chairman in 2011, helped push to fruition. That model included a nationwide search for a new director, Barry Seller, who relocated from Arkansas, as well as a new board that essentially started from scratch. Weve done some movement (over the past ve years) but not enough, McLemore said. I remember when the county had (the EDC). Alan McNair was the director and he had movement and I havent seen that from this director. Commissioners Ward McDaniel and Bill Williams, in his nal meeting on the BOCC, both agreed. I for one dont know what we have, McDaniel said. We have to know where the money is going and how we can get more bang for the buck. For this thing to survive I think we need to bring it back under the county. Commissioner Tan Smiley, though, wondered about the starts-and-stops with the EDC. This is the second time in ve years that the BOCC has realigned the EDC roughly two years into a ve-year pledge for funding. When Seller was hired the pledge was ve years at $80,000 a year from the county. The county has thus far budgeted just $20,000 this year, matching the ve-year pledge originally agreed to by the City of Port St. Joe. Before that ve-year stretch, the BOCC had changed the alignment, director, board at the EDC or all three several times in the prior six years. McNair left the employ of the county employ on less than positive terms, he said ve years ago on his way out, feeling that he had been undermined by having to answer to ve commissioners with varying agendas. How are we going to get going if we keep stopping in the middle of the street every time, Smiley said. Williams said it was a fair question and also noted that if the ve commissioners were polled on a direction for the EDC, ve answers would likely be offered, an issue that ended McNairs tenure. Williams also noted that he did not see how the EDC could function on $40,000 it had been provided this year in public funding and wondered about the exact direction of the EDC beyond saying the county was open for business. Smiley said that Sellers did not have a staff to speak of at the EDC and that he was being hamstrung by the lack of support in funding and manpower. This guy is doing everything from taking out the garbage to serving as secretary to cleaning up at the end of the day, Smiley said. Williams also cautioned that while bringing the EDC under the BOCC control might be a positive, he said the exact structure and scope of services and direction for the EDC would have to be something left to the incoming board to decide. I havent seen any BOCC to bring EDC back under its umbrellaBy TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com Billy Joe Rish hung his law shingle out at Fourth Street and U.S. Highway 98 50 years ago this year. On Monday, Rishs legacy to the community and region was memorialized by family, friends and local of cials. The William J. Billy Joe Rish Memorial Parking Lot was of cially dedicated on Monday in a ceremony celebrating the life of one of the communitys giants, who despite being small of stature left behind a huge shadow when he passed in 2008. There are not many people in this community who have made the impact he has, said Tom Gibson, Rishs long-time law partner. He established his of ce on this spot 50 years ago. This is where his heart was, even after we moved (to another location). This is where the major accomplishments over a lifetime of them occurred. His life was about public service. He was always looking out for the best for us. Rish, born in Wewahitchka in 1932, served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Con ict and later earned his law degree from the University of Florida. He passed the bar in 1962, setting up his of ce in Port St. Joe where the parking lot now sits, where he practiced until the of ce was moved to Marina Square in 2005. Rish served in the Florida Legislature for eight years and advocated on the part of the disabled, spearheading the creation of Billy Joe Rish Paark, the only park in the A road forward for the lighthouse A legacy memorialized See FUNDS A8 See EDC A8 See LEGACY A3 FCAT AWARDS, B1Opinion . . . . . . . . . . A4-A5Letters to the Editor . . . . . . .A5Outdoors . . . . . . . . . . .A10 Sports . . . . . . . . . . A11-12School News . . . . . . . . . B3,5Faith . . . . . . . . . . . . . B4 Obituaries . . . . . . . . . . . B4Classi eds . . . . . . . . . .B7-B8

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LocalA2 | The Star Holiday GreetingsPlace Your Holiday Ad Today!For our UpcomingLetters To Santa issue of The Star and The Apalachicola & Carrabelle Times December 20th, 2012Deadline December 12th, 2012 3 pm Please call us today to place your holiday greeting to be published in our special holiday section of The Star & The Apalachicola and Carrabelle TimesCall or e-mail us today! Joel Reed jreed@star.com (850) 814-7377 Kari Fortune kfortune@star.com (850)227-7847Or 4-9 TallFraser FirChristmas Trees Live Wreaths and GarlandsPoinsettiasRegister to winFREE CHRISTMAS TREE,Poinsettias, Gift Certicates FRIDAY NOV 23RDAND SATURDAY 24THExtended Hours on Saturday Free Mounting with Purchase of Stand Free Baling Gifts for the Kids! Apple Cider & Hot Chocolate st. joe rent-all By TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com The annual Veterans Day salute at Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School, a Gulf County tradition, was a bit different this year. There remained the moving remembrance of the dead, a bell rung with each name of a Gulf County casualty. There was the presentation by the NJORTC drill team and songs honoring America and its freedoms from the high school guitar band. But the annual event provided even more last Friday, as the Port St. Joe Elementary School children packed the upper reaches of the R. Marion Craig Coliseum and rstand sixth-graders added to the honorary music with Youre a Grand Old Flag and America the Beautiful. In addition, this years event provided a stage to pay special homage to the veterans of World War II, the Greatest Generation that fought a war on multiple fronts and saved a world from the continued rise of fascism. As keynote speaker Kesley Colbert noted, after the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, the response from young men and women across the country was profound. They didnt wait for the call, they rushed (to recruiting of ces) because the ag was attacked, our country was attacked, Colbert said. Two hundred million enlisted in that war. What a remarkable show of courage and strength. They had been lawyers, bankers, accountants and they got their training when the bullets started ying, He told students about Guadalcanal in the Paci c and how six months of ghting ultimately boiled down to hand-to-hand combat for possession of the island. We dont call them the Greatest Generation for nothing, Colbert told the crowd of students, veterans and the public who attended the event before speaking about D-Day and the June 1944 invasion of Europe that would lead to the end of the war with Germany. Nothing like it had been seen before or since, Colbert said of the Normandy invasion. It was unbelievable. Two thousand died before noon but by the end of the day the American flag was up over France. Within a year we would be in Berlin. For Colbert, the war in the Pacific carried more personal import. His father fought on the Island of Biak. His fathers company had been lured to the interior of the island by the Japanese, who chose not to offer defense on shore. His father and his fellow soldiers were surrounded by the Japanese and they fought for 16 days, day and night, until relief arrived. Among those fighting to reach Colberts fathers unit, Howard Rogers, was among the veterans gathered last week. Colbert said his father talked to him about arriving in San Francisco harbor after the atomic bomb had been dropped on Hiroshima and the Japanese surrender. Colbert said his father told him of the American flag that had been draped across the Golden Gate Bridge to welcome the troops. Colbert said those men, hardened by war and death, wept like babies when they saw that flag greeting them. They knew they were home. Young people you are here today because they were there fighting for you, Colbert said. Thats why we have our freedoms today. Please dont take it for granted.A remarkable show of courageVeterans saluted in uplifting, moving ceremonies PHOTOS BY TIM CROFT | The StarThe local Boy Scout troop joined the high school NJROTC in presenting the colors to begin last Fridays festivities. The sixth-graders from Port St. Joe Elementary nished their rendition of America the Beautiful with a thanks to the veterans. The rst-graders from Port St. Joe Elementary keep their eyes on the Grand Ole Flag. Members of the high school Student Government Association pin American ags on honored veterans. Elementary school students gave the veterans notes of thanks. Thursday, November 15, 2012

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LocalThe Star| A3state established strictly to serve the disabled. But it was the of ce at Fourth and U.S. 98 that was his headquarters as speakers noted on Monday. His son Jay remembered the of ce as something of a mini-mall that at various times also housed a title company, karate school and sub sandwich shop. This property was the hub of many things that shaped our town and region, Jay said, noting the creation of the Port St. Joe Marina, the moving of U.S. Highway 98, the development of WindMark Beach and the expansion of water and sewer from the city to most of the southern end of the county. He was a Christian, a husband, a father, a lawyer and a statesman, in that order. He would probably be humbled by this. He would probably say we made too much of a fuss. He would Check out our Grand Opening Loan Promotion! Emerald Coast FCU will lower your existing rate by at least 1% to as low as 1.99% APR*; Emerald Coast FCU will cover the costs of recording the lien, AND; Eachmemberthat a over$7,500with that byDec.15thwillbe a fora to oftwo$250.00VISA Membership eligibility required. Rates are based on credit score and are subject to change without notice. apply to auto already with Emerald FCU. willbeheldDecember17th timefor Your Community Credit Union 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: LEGACY from page A1 THE PORT ST. JOE STARFIND US ON FACEBOOK @PSJ_StarFOLLOW US ON TWITTERSee LEGACY A8 COURTESY OF DEBBIE HOOPER AT JOEBAY.COMJay Rish, his sister Cathy, partially obscured, and their mother, Carol Rish, unveil the plaque for the new William J. Billy Joe Rish Memorial Parking Lot. Thursday, November 15, 2012

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OpinionA4 | The Star Keyboard KLATTERINGS USPS 518-880Published every Thursday at 135 W. U.S. 98 Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Publisher: Roger Quinn Editor: Tim Croft POSTMASTER: Send address change to: The Star P.O. Box 308 Port St. Joe, FL 32457-0308 Phone 850-227-1278 PERIODICAL RATE POSTAGE PAID AT PORT ST. JOE, FL 32457 WEEKLY PUBLISHING SUBSCRIPTIONS PAYABLE IN ADVANCE IN COUNTY $24.15 year $15.75 six months OUT OF COUNTY $34.65 year $21 six monthsHome delivery subscribers may be charged a higher rate for holiday editons. TO ALL ADVERTISERSIn case of error or omissions in advertisements, the publishers do not hold themselves liable for damage further than the amount received for such advertisement. The spoken word is given scant attention; the printed word is thoughtfully weighed. The spoken word barely asserts; the printed word thoroughly convinces. The spoken word is lost; the printed word remains. Circulation:1-800-345-8688 Thursday, November 15, 2012The mailbox is breathing a sigh of relief. Actually, it is breathing again and yes, if you drove by and saw my head in the mailbox I was trying CPR. That noise you hear? Silence as being a voter in a battleground state ends its everyfour-year torture of the dinner hour. The election is nally behind us and given that most of us could relate to that viral video of the little girl crying about the Presidential race, many say, Whew. In a way, though, the Gulf County campaign season continues and that is a roadblock to any forward momentum on the most pressing issue: jobs. The campaign season will not truly end in this county until the State Attorneys Ofce makes public the le on its investigation into tactics employed by a local Political Action Committee, Citizens Improving Gulf County. At least that is the presumptive basis of the investigation since right now all we have is the words of three people involved. One, the primary witness in the investigation, has called the investigation silliness and a Keystone Kops comedy routine. And in fact the State Attorney closed the case on Oct. 16 with a letter saying that what seemed to be involved was dirty politics or a crime, and intelligent people would disagree. Bluntly, you could almost make the same assertion about many of the commercials that bombarded the airwaves leading up to the election dirty politics or a crime, you decide? The fact that the case was closed with no nding of charges, however, speaks volumes because it is hard to see what new information could have been gleaned from the ugly Board of County Commissioners meeting of Oct. 25. To reopen the case, preventing public disclosure of the le is signicant in a county desperately needing closure on this election. What was the probable cause that launched this investigation? What was the probable cause that provided authorization for a county commissioner to secretly record a conversation with a trusted campaign advisor and one of his last allies in the county? These are important questions in this context. What evidence fueled this investigation? This was, to say the least, an incredibly contentious campaign season in Gulf County. But regardless of what ones view of tactics might have been there is an important distinction. Citizens Improving Gulf County is an organization of private citizens, exercising their constitutional rights to speak against, with volume if desired, and assemble against their government. These are fundamental First Amendment rights, guaranteed under state and federal constitutions exercised by private citizens. Their targets were publically-paid elected ofcials. That is part of the equation when running for ofce, when putting name on ballot, the criticism and dissent from voters who disagree with your policies. This is fundamental stuff going back to Lexington and Concord. The right to protest against government is essential; the scope with which government can and should respond helps dene our community. So, to leave unanswered the two fundamental questions about this investigation is a public disservice to the voters and citizens of Gulf County. Because this investigation and the dismaying way it spilled into the public was the punctuation mark on this campaign season. Resolution is needed to move ahead and essential to be moving on the economic development front. In the past two years, the BOCC adopted a consolidated Chamber of Commerce/Economic Development Council model. A nationwide search resulted in the hiring of an energetic plugged-in director and a new board has brought new ideas and faces. But that board and director have barely had a chance to breathe and operate under a series of oppressive moves from the BOCC. The job of government is to provide the atmosphere for economic development and get out of the way. Instead the BOCC has again reversed course on budgetary pledges, cutting funding to the Chamber/EDC by a three-quarters due to reasons that have yet to be explained beyond a chip on the shoulder toward the City of Port St. Joe. They have publicly grilled the Chamber board president and the executive director about decisions and policy and any observer of the BOCC knows that what happens in public is a tip of the iceberg. Time for the BOCC to stick to its word, put up the public funding promised for the next several years until private funding has a chance to take root and get out of the way and let the Chamber/EDC do the job the BOCC created the model to do. Meanwhile, the same with the Tourist Development Council which disintegrated in a wave of ethically questionable behavior from the BOCC and a series of missteps ones that once again carried no charges despite the chest thumping from the BOCC that there was illegality by the director who continued a laissez faire attitude toward county policy and procedures that existed when he arrived. Now, there is a new director identied from a nationwide search, a new board and new policies in place. The ship has been turned. Time for those with sway over decisions stand back, lend support and generally cheer, but from the sidelines. Finally, there is a need to get the Port of Port St. Joe moving forward in development and that can only happen with all on the same page, a page that must include paid staff, not staff with deep institutional knowledge forced to work as volunteers due to forces apparently beyond the Port Authoritys control. Those three legs can provide a foundational stool for economic development and jobs and growth in a county that desperately needs the entire plate. But until there is a closure on one of the nastier local campaign seasons many of us have witnessed, and here the State Attorney can prove invaluable, it will be difcult to move past the campaign to the far more important tasks at hand. TiIM CrROFtTStar news editorClosure to move aheadI couldnt help but be moved by the various Veterans Day services this past week. It boggles my mind that over 16 million American men and women were inducted into service and deployed during the ofcial World War II years of 1939 to 1946. That is almost the current population of the entire state of Florida. It is roughly the population today of Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi combined! The Marines, Army, Navy, etc didnt have to go advertising for most of these folks. Volunteers by the thousands raced to the nearest recruiting station after the unprovoked and dastardly sneak attack on Pear Harbor in December of 1941. Bob Feller, Hank Greenberg and Ted Williams come quickly to mind because, as rising stars in professional baseball, they had so much to lose. Of course, come to think of it, the steel mill worker in Pennsylvania, the banker in Omaha or the school teacher in Portland, Oregon, stood to lose just as much. Young men lied about their age to get in. Some begged their parents to sign for them so they could enlist early. Many quit high school to join up. You ponder on that for a second. Our nation was under attack and 16 million of us rallied to the cause. To say they didnt understand the possible consequences would be nave. To even hint that many of them acted before they thought it through would be selling them way short. Heres the way I gure it. Our beloved America was under attack. Our democratic way of life was threatened. Long before Pearl Harbor, Adolf Hitler had been getting up and spouting off about socialism, German pride and superior races. Of course, he wanted to be the head socialist, the absolute German supreme honcho and he wanted to select the superior race. Most all of that goes against the grain of a freedom loving, independent nation. After fooling British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain into a peace in our time statement, Hitler quickly moved to dispel that hope by invading Poland, submarine-ing neutral ships in the North Atlantic and reneging on a peace agreement with Russia. Pearl Harbor was just the wake up call that there was to be no more subterfuge. It was open and outright war to the nish! The gauntlet had been thrown down. The Axis powers of Germany, Japan and Italy stood ready to challenge the world for ultimate supremacy. These fanatics were lining up their empires. They had the power, the might, the cunning; they gured it was going to be a slam dunk... Poor Adolf, Tojo and Mussolini obviously hadnt gotten the word on The Greatest Generation. In December of 1941, my Father was driving a truck for the Domestic Egg Company in McKenzie, Tennessee. By December of the following year he was practicing amphibious landings on the shores of Lake Michigan. Ten months later he was on the USS Monticello steaming toward New Guinea and a war that was not of his making. Not to his liking. And quite possibly would cost him his life. It was more than we should ask of any man. I dont know where or how he received the Bronze Arrowheads. I dont know about the Presidential Unit Citation or the other ribbons. He never said much about the war to me. He never one time complained about having to go, or the ghting, or the lost years away from his wife and baby son. He didnt brag or dwell on the war. The job nished, he came home and went back to work. It was over. Heroes to him were always the ones that didnt make it back. Heres the part youve got to grasp this morning. Dads story was only one of 16 million! Dont say it so fast or let the numbers be so vast that you just pass it off. Or fail to catch the sacrice, the daring, the glint of steel in the eyes, the fortitude, the immeasurable courage, the love of country and the heroism in each and every single one of them! General Custer divided his forces and the Indians got him. Hitler had to ght the Americans to the West and the Russians on the Eastern Front. He couldnt stand the heat. We sent American troops in World War II into North Africa, Italy, France, the Solomon Islands, Midway, New Guinea, Iwo Jima, the Philippines well, you get the idea. It was said that during that war we had troops ghting in every time zone in the world except for four very precious ones at home! It has been sixty-seven years since the war ended. There are only two million World War II veterans left. The average age for them is approaching ninety. We are losing those courageous soldiers now at a rate of about 750 a day. I hope and pray we are earnestly seeking them out today, shaking their hands and thanking them once again for the tremendous debt we owe them. We wait another ve or ten years and our opportunity may be lost forever. Respectfully, Kes HUnkerNKER DOWnNKesley ColbertPraise The Lord and Pass The Ammunition This month is a special month for me, in terms of age. I honestly get tired of hearing, Its just a number. It is not just a number, if I want it to bother me some; I will let it bother me (some). No parties, no presents and I think perhaps, it would be nice to spend it on a train. The AARP decided to throw gas on my birthday cake by sending me an invitation and my rst card to carry around in my wallet. I wanted to re off a letter to them explaining that I wasnt interested in any discounts, magazines or help with deciding who to vote for in the upcoming elections. If I want a discount, Ill get one. If they wont give me one, Ill move on to the next hotel, car rental company or restaurant. Age discrimination works both ways. Why not give discounts to twentysomethings with small children? While you are at it, you should give discounts to folks that travel with dogs not charge them extra. I will stick with my AAA card, buy magazines from the elementary school children and as for voting, I can gure that out. It was starting out to be a difcult weekend. Needing a break, I volunteered to go to the grocery store. Honestly, the grocery store is a briar patch type place for me. A briar patch type place, as in the story of Brer Rabbit. Cant you hear me? Roast me! Hang me! Do whatever you please. Only please, Brer Fox, please dont throw me into the grocery store. This time it almost backred. Enjoying myself with my normal escapades, I was having a good time on this Saturday morning. After obsessively cleaning the whole grocery cart with one of those antibacterial wet wipes the grocery store provides, the produce section is always the best place to start. You are there to develop a relationship with a fruit or vegetable. For instance, try an onion. Hold it up to the light, then to your ear, then hold two onions, one in each palm while stretching your arms straight out on each side forming the letter T with your soon to be AARP body. Always make sure someone is watching, preferably a college aged girl who probably hasnt gone to the grocery store much. When you are sure she can hear you, pull both arms in and look closely at the onions again. Put one in a bag and then into your cart, then before putting the unlucky onion back, hold it up in front of your face and say, Im so sorry, you were not chosen. Three out of ten young women will pick up the onion you put back and take it home with them, even if they didnt need an onion. Bell peppers, tomatoes and apples have a better chance of being picked up, but on this day I really needed an onion. Dont try this with watermelons! While walking around the grocery store, I often wonder why folks (men in particular) go to singles bars, use online matchmaking services or go on singles cruises. They should just go to the grocery store, grab a cart and look helpless. Please note that doing the onion thing makes you look stupid, not helpless. It is apparent to me; the grocery store has folks shopping for more than just groceries. Im ok with that. After entertaining as many folks as I could and getting what I needed, I decided it was time to go. Saturday at the grocery store in Williamsburg, Virginia can be kind of hectic, if you go at the wrong time of day. On this Saturday morning, the grocery store was lled with a lot of (us) older folks. In Williamsburg, there are a considerable number of what the locals call come heres. Folks from New York and New Jersey like to retire here, to what they think is the South. Im a come here from Alabama and I can tell you that it is a very nice place, but it is not The South. There were a lot of folks in line waiting to check out. It was frustrating, but I wasnt in CranksRANKS MY tra TRACtTOrRBN HeardThank God they didnt start a reSee FireFIRE A5

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Send your letters to : LETTERS TO THE EDITOR P.O. Box 308 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 Fax: 850-227-7212 Email: tcroft@star .comComments from our readers in the form of letters to the editor or a guest column are solicited and encouraged. A newspapers editorial page should be a forum where differing ideas and opinions are exchanged. All letters and guest columns must be signed and should include the address and phone number of the author. The street address and phone number are for veri cation and will not be published. Letters must be in good taste and The Star reserves the right to edit letters for correctness and style. SHARE YOUR OPINIONS LettersA5 | The Star The Woodland Gatherings Of Coastal CabinFEATURING -Bear and Pelican Chainsaw Carvings Primitive, Cabin and Nautical CountrySeasonal Dcor Black Crow Candles Cherokee SoapsLocated in The Bay Breeze Antique Mall 306 Reid Avenue Downtown Port St. Joe, Florida COASTAL CABIN... Where The Water Meets The Woods SUNDAY BRUNCH MENU FULL BAR BEAUTIFUL SUNSETS HAPPY HOURS 57 PM NIGHTLY APPY HOUR 57 P M NIGHT H APPY HOUR H APPY HOUR H 57 P LIKE US ON FACEBOOK! FIRE from page A4a hurry and wasnt missing any meaningful college football games. Standing there in line, I was daydreaming, thinking of ways to cut the lines down some. I considered announcing there was a free wine and cheese tasting in the back of the store, but the manager got a little miffed the last time I did that. Lost in the moment, the line moved up the length of one grocery cart and I just stood there. Before I could move up, this nice lady with about 30 years more AARP experience than I, slipped in front of me. My mouth fell open and Im pretty sure I said, Well, Ill be doggone. The lady wouldnt look at me; she pretended to be in a trance. She was looking up and around. I wanted to screech out in my best Barney Fife, Mayberry Deputy voice, Line-breaker, but I held it back. It did make me think about the AARP card. Maybe it entitles you to break line anywhere you want. One of the managers opened up another line and let me go rst. I gured he either saw what happened to me or didnt want to risk the wine and cheese announcement. I was happy. As I was walking out of the store, the linebreaking, probably from New Jersey lady was still waiting in her line. I couldnt help it, I had to do it. I did the line-breakers never win dance with my cart and clicked my heels in the air. One of these days, Im going to break something (a leg or ankle). With the time falling back an hour, there were no excuses for not making it to church on time the next Sunday morning. I did, the pastor preached a bang up sermon and we came home. My daughter and some friends had been making smores outside over a re pit the previous weekend. Evidently, they left the graham crackers, Hershey bars and marshmallows within reach of Doolittle, my 92.5 pound Standard poodle. Doolittle and Maddie (miniature poodle) had drug the graham crackers, the chocolate and all the makings into the den in front of the replace. The previously unopened box of graham crackers was devoured and two of the Hershey bars had been consumed. The marshmallows and peanut butter have not been found. They decided to have some sort of party in front of the replace while we were at church. Doolittle tried to hide as soon as we came in the door. It is hard for a 92.5 (plus a little more) pound poodle to hide. What do you say? I say, Thank God they didnt start a re. If you didnt know it, graham crackers were invented in New Jersey by a Presbyterian minister named Sylvester Graham. PLEASE NOTE: I know about chocolate and dogs, mine have lived through worse. I know people a lot of nice folks from New Jersey. Read more stories at www.CranksMyTractor. com.Thursday, November 15, 2012 Dear Editor: The Gulf County area is in nancial ruin. Make no mistake about it. Just from my short few days in town, I can look around and see that things need to change if this area is going to prosper. There is no doubt in my mind that the town will survive. It always has, and always will. The people that were born and raised here know how to survive in lean times. It is the prosper part that I want to focus on. A small group of local business owners that decide to focus on the larger picture of the community could make a huge difference, if they are willing to take that rst step. Jobs are always the biggest issue for every small town. Businesses are created and they hire workers. Workers who are treated well, paid decently, and appreciated for what they do are generally happy. Promise job security in an economy like this and they will love the business that they work for. Now, do the opposite. Lay off good local workers and hire illegal immigrants who work at half the normal wage. Now the business has twice as many workers for the same pay. Pro ts go up and the business grows but you lose the support of the town in the process. This is the point at which the business has switched its focus from the community to its own personal gains. It is a dagger buried deep in the back of the every person that was born and raised here. Welcome to the business world of Port St. Joe. This town has grown and boomed from its close ties with the shrimp and sh industry. In recent years though, businesses like Woods Fisheries and Raf elds, which were staples in the economy here, have closed their doors to local workers. Instead of taking care of their own personal community, they have decided to hire illegal immigrants to do the work so that they could improve their own pro ts. Times are hard. Businesses as well as the people of this town are struggling, but that is no excuse to turn your back on the people of your city so that you can ensure the survival of your business. You need this town, just as much as this town needs you. Maybe more. If I was to walk through this area as an outsider, I would never notice what horrible shape the local economy is in. From the tourist prospective, this is an amazing small town. The community is lled with a happy and friendly people. It is a welcoming community and a rst visit always warrants a return visit. Tourists cannot get enough of the beautiful area that brings them back to a slower time in history. A time when people cared about each other and the time on the clock wasnt so important. I am no outsider though. I was born and raised in this area. I know the people. I know the attitude. I see the struggle in the economy here, and I can see the worry in the peoples faces. While a tourist would not realize this, many people of this town have resorted to working in other cities for a decent wage to support their family, who loyally remains here. Labor jobs just arent available here like they used to be. The Port St. Joe Paper Mill was one business lost that crippled this town. Countless townspeople lived and grew their family with the pay and support of that mill. Where once a giant stood bellowing a white smoke into the sky, now only low brush and remnants of roads remain. As I ride over the bridge, I can still see the tall stacks of the mill. I see the trucks lined up to the right, waiting to be emptied of the long pines that they carry. To this day, I still look long and hard down the Industrial Road for any log trucks that might not see me as I pass. The ghosts still linger. Only the jobs and the security of those jobs have moved on. We need industrial growth to bring back those that are forced to nd jobs elsewhere. The question is what kind of growth? There is lots of talk about a shipbuilding company taking over the old mill property and starting a new operation. Many believe that this is the answer. Im not so sure. As a Navy Sailor, I have experienced ship yards on two different occasions in San Diego, CA. On both occasions, my ship was in dry dock for almost a year. I have come to learn how they operate and I know the pros and cons associated with them. The largest issue I saw was the surrounding area. The area outside the yards is infested with drugs and crime. Park your car on the street and it is almost guaranteed to be broken into or stolen while you are gone. Methamphetamine, cocaine, and a whole assortment of other drugs run rampant in this area as well. Keep in mind that these are just observations from another area, but also learn from the mistakes of others. Prevention is so much more productive. Once a drug problem exists, it is almost impossible to eradicate. Keep a close eye on this business and their operations. Just because they are from the Panhandle doesnt mean they have the interests of Port St. Joe at heart. Just like any other large corporation, it is the almighty dollar that they are looking at and it will become a job in itself to keep them honest. Hire from this community instead of bringing in laborers from anywhere else, including Panama City. This town needs the jobs, not the business. Support us and our town if you want our support for your business pro ts. Others are looking outside the area for help. Some hope that changes on the Federal level will bring about an economic change here. Growing up here, I have never seen any large change from the presidency of the country that made a difference in this community. Sure laws change. Taxes go up, costs go up, but the federal government has made no change that has in uenced economic growth in my home. This town doesnt need anything from the outside world. Obamacare or Romneys economic recovery plans wont mean anything for this town if the people of this town lose faith in the community. This town only needs for the locallyowned, locally-ran businesses and business owners to band together and focus on making a change. Instead of a new truck for the business, why not use the current eet for another year and invest in a community project? Use the power you possess as community leaders to in uence the tides of the town. Force out the businesses that hire illegal workers over local townsfolk for nancial gain. Grow this town and bring back the vibrancy that it once held. Leave a legacy for Gulf County. The town lives on. Always will. As a people, we are resilient and giving up is not something we do. We may struggle, but we move on to other means of income and survival. We do what we must to make ends meet. That drive coupled together with our ability to love and take care of one another is what keeps our community alive. That is the Gulf County that I grew up in. Robert Dykes Port St. JoeIMPROVING GULF COUNTYDear Editor: This past weekend marked a notable date that none of us should ever forget Veterans Day weekend is a time to honor and memorialize our Veterans, some who gave all. St. Joe Bay Golf Club celebrates this weekend with a golf tournament to bene t the Camp Gordon Johnston WWII Museum in Carrabelle. This Camp was in Carrabelle and is on the Florida World War II Heritage Trail. On Friday evening there was a gathering that was so poorly attended I was embarrassed for the lack of interest in this veteran-heavy community. There was great food, inexpensive beverages, a silent auction of some really great stuff, live music with George Boyer and Cletus Heaps and great fellowship with folks with a love and respect for all our veterans. All for Camp Gordon Johnston. I have already found the fellow whose old dog tag I bought and it will be in the mail to him on Monday. Using the internet I found his son with no hard work at all and they are so happy. Last year the dog tag we had belonged to an 84year-old gentleman from South Dakota and he was so happy as he had lost all of his WWII stuff. His thank you letter is now on display at the museum. Next year, pay more attention and plan to attend a fun and patriotic evening at St. Joe Bay Golf Club. You missed a lot of fun and fellowship and failed to support a great cause. Shirley Rich St. Joe BeachWhere were you?

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Castro said she recently had finished reading the investigative report, which is more than 2,200 pages long, and she felt like much of it had been addressed in an audit conducted last year. I have to say I was saddened and sickened by what I read, Castro said, adding later that it was more of the same. The report documented problems with the police departments leadership and its policies and procedures in numerous areas, including evidence control and hiring and firing, which were outlined as problems in an audit report last year. Castro said she felt the city government could have and should have addressed the problems earlier. We couldve handled that in house and I dont know why we didnt, Castro said. No other city official offered comment on the situation during the meeting. Castros comments were delivered in the context of discussing a first reading of an ordinance that essentially would codify the authority of the city administrator over the Department of Public Safety, which the city council already granted in April of this year. The first reading of the ordinance passed despite Castros objections to it. She said she would favor naming Capt. Glenn Norris acting chief while the city continues a search for its next chief. Norris has been charge of the dayto-day operations of the department since former Chief Brad Hall retired in October. We did this in April and nothing really changed, Castro said. A citizen disagreed, saying that until City Administrator Chris Hubbard was given authority over the department, nothing really changed. Hubbard was given authority over the department April 10. Hall began an extended medical leave before he was placed on administrative leave while BCSO investigated. Essentially, April 10 was his final day on the job. Hubbard said 65 applications for the chiefs position have been received and narrowed down to a list of 16 finalists, and city staff is conducting background checks on those applicants. Norris reported the police department has taken steps recently to address the departments evidence security and is exploring the possibility of relocating the police department to an unused church. The condition of the police department headquarters was scrutinized in the BCSO audit last year.Mexico Beach councilwoman sickened by investigationI have to say I was saddened and sickened by what I read. It was more of the same.Tanya Castro Councilwoman .........................................We couldve handled that in house and I dont know why we didnt.Tanya Castro Councilwoman ....................................... No other city of cial offered comment on the situation during the meeting. ..................................Thursday, November 15, 2012

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Selection on Selection on Selection on Largest Hunting Largest Hunting Selection on Largest Hunting Selection on Largest Hunting While Supplies Last GRAND RE-OPENING! Celebrate our move to 306 ReidAve!Ribbon Cutting @ 6 PMNovember 17, 2012Rafe for $50 Gift Certicate$1.00 per ticket or 6/ for $5.00 BUY SELL CONSIGN Nautical & Home Dcor (850)229-7774 306 Reid Ave Port St Joe, Fl 32456 (850)215-5777 1107 Beck Ave St. Andrews, FL 32401 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 Star Staff ReportGovernor Rick Scott last week appointed Samuel Bo R. Spring to the Governing Board of the Northwest Florida Water Management District. Spring, 36, of Port Saint Joe, is the managing member of Big Fish Construction LLC and Cape Concrete LLC. Spring is currently the director of the Port St. Joe Downtown Redevelopment Agency and the chair of the Gulf County Planning, Development, and Review Board. He received a bachelors degree in building construction from Georgia Institute of Technology. He is appointed for a term beginning Nov. 7 and ending March 1, 2016. The appointment is subject to con rmation by the Florida Senate.Star Staff ReportThe St. Joseph Bay Golf Club hosted a fundraising Silent Auction and Golf Tournament last weekend to bene t the Camp Gordon Johnston WWII Museum. The museum, located in Carrabelle, is dedicated to preserving and protecting the heritage of the soldiers of World War II, especially those who trained at Camp Gordon Johnston. The camp opened in 1942 to prepare amphibious soldiers and their support groups. A quarter of a million men were trained at CGJ before it closed in April 1946. On Friday, entertainment was provided by The Boyer Band (George, Cletus & Tom). The auction and the golf tournament raised needed funds for the museum, a not-for-pro t corporation, and the club. The tournament on Saturday was preceded by a Honoring Americas Veterans ceremony. Two WWII veterans were special guests: Jim Sealey, and Fred Fitzgerald. Dan Van Treese, Club President and Tony Minichiello, President of the Museum Association, were coemcees, the invocation was delivered by Father Phil Fortin of the St. Joseph Catholic Church, the Port St. Joe High School NJROTC presented the colors, and Chief Master Sergeant Wanda Warruck, Retired, Connecticut Air National Guard, was the principal speaker. The team of Guerry Magidson, Mel Magidson, Rex Buzzett and Mark Eden eld came in rst place; Danny Warruck, Buddy Renfro, Kenny Wood and Dan Anderson came in second; Paul Penn, B.J. Richards, Mish Fuller and David Warriner came in third; and Tom Adams, Hershell Neel, Penelope Evanoff, and Gary Howse came in fourth. All teams winning cash prizes generously donated the funds back to the museum and the club. The events were supported by the Gulf County Tourist Development Council and the Franklin County Tourist Development Council.Museum, golf club fundraiserGovernor Scott appoints Spring to NWFWMD board Special to The StarMainstay Financial Group will present a special update on Medicare at 10 a.m. ET on Friday, Nov. 16 in the A/B conference room at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf. Attendees will learn the A, B, C, and Ds of Medicare in 2013. This seminar is part of the monthly series of free education programs sponsored by Sacred Heart Senior Spirit, a free program for persons 55 and older. 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LocalA8 | The Starprobably think it should be named after somebody else. Jay Rish also highlighted his fathers fundamental character and outlook on life during his nal days. The family took a trip to the oncologist and hospital to see his father. The doctor said he had good news and bad news, Jay said. The good news was that Billy Joe was cancer free. The bad news, as Jay related, was the damage to his body in removing the cancer. Like a jetliner in descent, doctors had gotten the motors restarted but no longer believed they could stop the descent. I have just one question, Jay Rish said his father replied to the doctor. How much time do I have with my boy? The doctor said he didnt believe in predicting death, but that 30 days was likely about it. Billy Joe, his son said, rose with the aid of his walker, bid the doctor goodbye and was out the door of his room to head home for time with his family. It always brings me comfort and helps me take stock of what is important in life, Jay Rish said. Family and friends are the most important things in life. I believe he accomplished a lot for the Kingdom of Heaven and this community. The memorial parking lot was the product of collaboration between the family and the Port St. Joe Redevelopment Agency (PSJRA). The PSJRA funded construction and landscaping of the parking lot with a federal grant. Thanks to the family and the (PSJRA) for making this happen, said Port St. Joe Mayor Mel Magidson. This is the way government should work, through a public/private partnership. This spot is the former space of the law of ces Billy Joe set up and which included various names through the years. The constant in all those years has been Billy Joe Rish. Adams Memorial Servicewill be held for Janice Lee White Adams ~ 9-18-2012 & Joseph Phillip Adams ~ 9-28-2012Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 12 EST Beach Baptist Chapel 311 Columbus Street Port St. Joe Beach For more info, call Elieen at 647-5678 TANNING, WAXING, EAR PIERCING, FEATHERS, FASHION EXTENSIONS & UP DOS.Walk-ins Welcome With Mani/Pedi Combo10%OFF PolishEXPIRES: 11/14/12 TANNING, WAXING, EAR PI E RCING, F E A T A T A H E RS, FASHION EX TE NSIONS & U P DOS. Criminal Defense Social Security DisabilityAppleman & Trucks, P.A.422 West Beach Drive, Panama City, FL 32401Call (850) 230-5550 or Visit Us Online at applemanlaw.comAttorneys Jim Appleman J. Karl Trucks FUNDS from page A1impasse, districts could see 9 percent of Title I and Title VI funds sequestered, or held back, by the federal government, which would impact programs and some granted-funded staff positions. If Congress does not do something we could be in real trouble, Wooten said. The additional one mil operational levy expires June 30 and the combination of declining enrollment the public schools have lost 400 students the past decade and dropping property values is estimated to already project to a $500,000 shortfall from current revenue, said district nancial of cer Sissy Worley. Therefore, Norton said, without the additional mil the next scal year appears to shape up as providing $1.8 million less in revenue for the district than the current one. We are going to have cuts no matter what, Norton said. Further, the district awaits the legal outcome over the 3 percent the state mandated public employees pay toward their own retirement if the measure falls in court, the district would be back on the hook for those funds, around $300,000. My feeling is we ask for again for that mil because of what we are up against, said board chair Billy Quinn, Jr. Board members also sketched out their case. The district has been an honor roll district and a highperforming district over the past ve years. Board members also noted they had kept the one component of school funding over which they have any sway, Local Capital Improvement millage, or bricks and mortar dollars, down over the past six years. Districts are permitted to levy up to 1.50 mils for LCI it was two mils four years ago while the district has not been above half a mil in over ve years. Because we have done that is a reason we are here today, said board member Linda Wood. The district has also shed some 50 staff positions over the past four years, reduced the number of sports schools participate in, consolidated middle and high schools and, as promised when the additional mil levy was before voters four years ago, retired the half-cent sales tax for Port St. Joe Elementary School eight years early. We have done our part, said board member John Wright. Six years in a row weve had the lowest LCI in the state. I know something has to be done. I would love to say we dont need it but we do. I think we can make the case. The case can be made, several board members noted, based on the impacts of not having additional operating funding and seeing a $1.8 million shortfall. That, Worley said, would be a minimum of 40-50 jobs lost. A districts, high-performing district, there is a cost, Quinn said. This is a need. This is about jobs again. Sports and other extracurricular activities would see signi cant cuts. The district would also face the viable possibility that it would unable to meet constitutionally-mandated class-size ratios under that scenario. Weve got to preserve our schools, Norton said. If we lose our revenue stream we will lose our viability. Wood said that another critical aspect to the equation is holding the line in some areas as the board promised four years ago when going to voters. The board and superintendent pledged a portion of their salaries to the district and at least two board members continue to do so and promised to keep LCI millage down below a half mil. I think similar promises need to be made, Wood said. We wouldnt be asking this if we didnt need it for the children. EDC from page A1return, McLemore said. I am not going to support throwing money at something we get no results from. Williams at one time during the discussion questioned whether Sellers was the man for the job but later acknowledged that he had no idea about the extent of the support system for Sellers and wondered what he could be selling to prospective businesses that would appeal to their bottom line. He labeled the relationship between the consolidated EDC/Chamber as adversarial. Commissioners said they had no speci c problem with Sellers continuing as director of the EDC, but were unanimous that the consolidation model was not working and in their desire to bring the EDC under BOCC control again.Williams and continuing to work for countyMcLemore suggested that commissioners move ahead with some sort of agreement with Williams to continue to work for the county on issues pertaining to the BP oil spill after Williams departs of ce. Smiley and McDaniel agreed that Williams was the commissioner most versed on the RESTORE Act which would bring ne money to the Florida counties impacted by the oil spill and that problems in St. Joseph Bay, for shrimpers, the roe season for mullet were already evident that McLemore traced to the oil spill. He suggested that having Williams continue working for the county on issues such as RESTORE and BP nes would be a bene t. Williams abstained from the vote and county attorney Jeremy Novak suggested commissioners should work with he and county administrator Don Butler on a scope of work and possible payment schedule for an individual to assist the county without specifying Williams at this time.Williams nal thoughtsWilliams congratulated Joanna Bryan for winning the District 3 seat and said he had been honored to serve the board for the past eight years. He said the time was now to move to another chapter in his life. Its been an honor to serve, Williams said. Its a challenge. I think the community has come along. With the economy, like a lot of people I got crushed. It is time to move on and make a living. (Bryan) is walking into a better board than when I came aboard. Williams is moving to Tallahassee. He thanked staff and his fellow commissioners and was given a honorary plaque from his fellow commissioners. LEGACY from page A3 PHOTOS COURTESY OF DEBBIE HOOPER AT JOEBAY.COMThe family of the late Billy Joe Rish helped memorialize his legacy on Monday. Carol Rish points out her younger self to Port St. Joe Mayor Mel Magidson. Thursday, November 15, 2012

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LocalThe Star| A9Thursday, November 15 2012By CHRIS OLWELL The News Herald MEXICO BEACH Last year, of cer Jesse Burkett of the Mexico Beach Police Department conducted a traf c stop on Rene Roy. It was not well received. Roy did not have her drivers license with her, so she gave Burkett her Department of Children and Families (DCF) identification. Though shes not employed with DCF anymore, her role with the agency put her in frequent contact with law enforcement officials in Mexico Beach and Gulf County. She was tired, and she had enough traffic violations on her record that another one could have put her drivers license in jeopardy. So she dropped names. She mentioned Mexico Beach Police Capt. Glenn Norris, she said. He was like, I dont care who you know, Roy said. Burkett wrote Roy up and they both went on their way. Burkett later brought the traffic stop up to now-retired Chief Brad Hall, and then Gulf County Sheriff Joe Nugent called Hall to see if anything could be done to help Roy, according to a Bay County Sheriffs Office investigation. BCSO looked into allegations that Hall engaged in ticket fixing but was unable to sustain them. The BCSO investigation, done at the request of Mexico Beach city officials, looked for violations of police policies and procedures and was not a criminal investigation. Hall, who retired in October, is the subject of an active criminal investigation being conducted by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE). BCSO investigators waited for FDLEs investigation to progress to a point where the policy violations could be investigated without interfering with the criminal investigation, said BCSO Maj. Tommy Ford. What we have to do is create a wall between the criminal investigation and our investigation, Ford said. Ford said while BCSO investigators wouldnt necessarily have avoided investigating possible criminal activity and ticket fixing could fall into that category, he said they wouldnt feel compelled to duplicate FDLEs investigation. It was supposed to get fixed, but it didnt, Roy said in an interview with The News Herald. They were supposed to talk to the chief and get it taken care of. Roy was not interviewed by BCSO but has given FDLE the same information. Hall asked Burkett if there was anything he could do for Roy, but Burkett was adamant the ticket would stand, the BCSO file shows. He could have voided the ticket, he said; hes done it before when he thought the circumstances warranted it. He said the decision to void a legitimate ticket is within the sole discretion of the officer who wrote it. Roy later told FDLE investigators in a sworn statement that Hall had assured her that if she contested the ticket in a hearing she could get out of the ticket. Roy scheduled the hearing, and a subpoena was issued to Burkett. The subpoena was served to Hall, who signed for it and left it on Cpl. Deborah Everetts desk. It never got to Burkett. Burkett found out about the hearing by checking the Clerk of Courts website. When Burkett showed up for the hearing, Roy seemed dismayed. She apparently said something like, hes not supposed to be here. She lost at the hearing and paid the fine. She explained to FDLE agents that she had spoken to Hall and hed assured her that the ticket wouldnt be filed in time. Chief Hall kept telling me, I dont understand how it got filed. He said, I purposely left it on my desk so it wouldnt get filed in the right time frame, Roy told investigators, according to a transcript. Hall couldnt be reached for comment, but in his statement to BCSO investigators he denied interfering with the subpoena or the ticket. He said he told Nugent the same thing he tells people during traffic stops: If you go to court, the officer might not show up. He said he never keeps traffic tickets on his desk. Capt. Steve Harbuck of the BCSO asked Hall why he thought Roy was surprised to see Burkett in court. Why would she think he would not show up? See thats the $10,000 question. Halls response was inaudible. She would have to suspect he would show up. Well of course she would have. Hall said. Because shes fighting this ticket. Mmhmmm. She, most citizens would expect that officers going to be there. Anything outside of that is out of the norm. Right. Isnt that right? Thats true. Even if there is no shock, amazement and awe, just the implication this officer is not going to be there is outside the norm. Well, its outside the norm. There again, I dont know what she was told, Hall said. You did not assure her that the officer would not be there? No, I did not. Though BCSO didnt find any policy violations by Hall with regard to ticket-fixing allegations, they did find evidence that Hall had violated numerous policies. They found on several instances Hall violated the policy requiring truthfulness, but those violations were unrelated to ticket-fixing allegations. Ticket fixing is a very difficult allegation to prove, Ford said; it would require an admission from a guilty party. During the investigation, the BCSO found a copy of an old traffic ticket on Halls desk. It had never been filed with the courts. According to the BCSO investigative file, in 2008, Burkett, who was at the time a rookie officer, stopped a woman who had a suspended license. The computer in his car said her tag was to be confiscated if she was stopped by police, so thats what he did. He didnt arrest the woman, who happened to be with the wife of a Mexico Beach city councilman, but he gave her a ticket. When he returned to the police station, the two women were there with Chief Hall. Privately, Hall asked Burkett for the ticket, and then, Burkett said, he ceremoniously tore it up. Harbuck showed Hall the copy of the ticket during the interview. It had never been voided. It had never been filed. It was just there, on Halls desk. Had Hall ripped up the ticket to gain favor from a councilman who at least once told Hall he should be fired? Hall chuckled. He couldnt remember. Thank you Gulf County for electing me as your next Supervisor of Elections! I am deeplyhonored by your vote of condence and the trust you have placed in me. I would also like to take this time and thank my opponent,Wyvonne Pickett. It was a long, hard fought and well run campaign and she did so with distinction. As I begin my term and strive to serve the people of Gulf County, I extend my heartfelt thanks to all. And remember. . my door is always open to each and every one of you.Thank you and God bless!ThankYou! Dear Gulf County Citizens: I am honored that you have elected me as your Gulf County Property Appraiser. I humbly thank you for your support and encouragement throughout the election. As a citizen born and raised in Gulf County, I look forward to the opportunity to give back and serve this community. I will work hard to make sure property values are fairly assessed and that all property owners are treated with courtesy and respect. I will take oce on January 8, 2013. Again, thank you for your support in electing me as your Gulf County Property Appraiser. Ilook forward to listening to your concerns and serving the peopleof Gulf County.Thanks again for your valued support! Sincerely, Thank You Gulf CountyI want to thank you for the opportunity to continue to serve as your Superintendent of Schools. It is, and has truly been, an honor and a privilege to serve you in this very important position. We have already begun the journey to a Dynamic School System and I will continue on this path for a Better Gulf County!Sincerely, Jim Norton Ticket xing allegations unprovenBCSO conducted internal investigation of Mexico Beach Police; FDLE inquiry results not yet releasedWhat we have to do is create a wall between the criminal investigation and our investigation. BCSO Maj. Tommy Ford Hall, who retired in October, is the subject of an active criminal investigation being conducted by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE). BCSO investigators waited for FDLEs investigation to progress to a point where the policy violations could be investigated without interfering with the criminal investigation.BCSO Maj. Tommy Ford

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Good reports of huge bull reds are common right now from Mexico Beach to Indian Pass. Most anglers are using cut baits, and good artificial bait colors are glow, gold, and rootbeer right now. Surf fishing or pier fishing is the best way to land a big red fish this week. Winter weather is on the way for 2012. November is usually a good crappie month for freshwater fishing in our area. Crappie reports are steady now, with most action in the Depot and Howard Creek. Some bass are on the move however, most are in the 2-3 pound range. Page 10If you are a beach sherman, the good news is that the water is clearing and sh are starting to bite. Whiting are showing up and they are large. The Sunnyside Beach big game and liars club that meets every afternoon on the west end is reporting some very large whiting being caught using fresh shrimp. Whiting look a lot like a small red sh at rst glance. They feed on the bottom like red sh and they taste like red sh very good. Some other sh that are showing up are pompano and permit. You need a very keen eye to distinguish the two. If they are in the 3to 4-pound range they can be very hard to tell apart. Permit will get to 40 pounds and pompano reach only about 10. Some big gangs of sand eas are showing up on the beach around where Fun Land is located. Since the beach was refurbished, sand eas have been hard to get. Of course fresh shrimp will do in a tight. Most people catch whiting at night off the piers along the beach. I have never been on either new pier at night, but Im told they sort of went overboard with the turtle lighting when they built them. On the old piers it was possible to see into the water, and picking out a whiting at night was no trouble at all. Im not too sure it is that way now. Another sh that can be caught off the piers day or night is red sh. Red sh have made a comeback all over Bay County. Fishermen are reporting catches of 25 or more reds in an afternoon. One sherman I talked to said he couldnt pull his gold spoon back to the boat without having a red sh all over it. Another sh that is being overlooked is the sand trout. It goes by many names silver trout, sand trout and a few others. It probably is one of the easiest trout in Bay County to catch. Launch your boat behind the college and head toward Hathaway Bridge. Get under the middle span and sh halfway to the bottom. You can see these sh on your fathometer in big clouds from halfway from the top to all the way to the bottom. Remember these are only trout of about 2 pounds, so heavy tackle is not required. A half-ounce lead with a small hook and some fresh shrimp is all that is required. If you want larger sh then drop to the bottom and catch black drum or red sh. These sh will be here all through the cold season.Hooked on Outdoors Outdoor LifeScott Lindseycaptainlindsey@ knology.net By STAN KIRKLANDFWC I am not sure of the exact year I rst met Howard Tiller, but I believe it was 2003 or when I dropped off hunting regulations at the Chipley Wal-Mart, where Howard worked. I dont remember much from that rst meeting, but one thing that struck me was Howards enjoyment of spring turkey hunting. Thats why it didnt surprise me when I bumped into the Chipley native again at the rst spring turkey hunt in March 2006 on the Choctawhatchee River Wildlife Management Area. Tiller, who is 68 and a retired teacher, didnt get a gobbler during the hunt but it wasnt for lack of trying. He continues to turkey hunt in Washington and Holmes counties, and even called in a mature bird last March for his youngest son, Michael, a U.S. Army helicopter mechanic stationed at Fort Campbell, Ky. Not only was it Michaels rst gobbler but he used a vintage L.C. Smith 20-gauge double-barrel the same gun Howard Tiller used when he was a kid. Last May, Tiller checked an item off his bucket list when he went to South Dakota and, hunting with a guide near Sturgis, killed several Merriams gobblers, one of them a color variant known as a smoke gray phase bird. That gives me four of the sub-species a Grand Slam, Tiller said. Of the ve sub-species of wild turkey found in North America and Northern Mexico, Tiller has bagged Osceola gobblers, found only in peninsular Florida; Eastern birds, found throughout the eastern United States; Rio Grande birds, found in Texas, California, Washington and other parts of the Western U.S.; and now a Merriams bird. The only subspecies he hasnt hunted is the Goulds turkey, which is found in some of the mountainous areas of northern Mexico and the U.S. border. Tiller has several observations about his Merriams turkey hunt. The elds are long and at and their creeks are the only place you have trees mostly cottonwoods and willows and theyre not very tall trees, he said. The country is not what were used to around here. One thing Tiller said surprised him was how rapidly the guide called on his box and mouth call, much more rapidly than how Southern hunters call to Eastern birds. On the subject of how dif cult Merriams birds are to hunt, Tiller said anyone who can hunt Eastern birds can be successful on a Merriams hunt. A South Dakota taxidermist mounted Tillers unusual gobbler and shipped it to him. The bird is now on display and will be through the spring in the sporting goods section of the Chipley Wal-Mart.Chipley hunter nets four sub-species of turkey GRAND SLAM Howard Tillers smoke gray phase Merriams gobbler.CONTRIBUTED PHOTOS Chipley native Howard Tiller poses with his unusual smoke gray phase Merriams gobbler taken in South Dakota in May. Michael Tiller with his rst-ever gobbler he killed in Holmes County last March. Tiller is in the U.S. Army and currently stationed at Ft. Campbell, KY.

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PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA SP O RTS www.starfl.com ASection FOR A BETTER GULF COUNTY COMMISSIONER GULF COUNTY DISTRICT 1 THANK YOU DISTRICT 1 Thank you Gulf County District 1 for all your support in my run for County Commissioner. Thank you for your prayers and words of encouragement. Thank you for allowing me on your porch and the opportunity to serve. Although it was a very hot summer, the late afternoon campaigning walks to meet and visit with you are some of the highlights of my campaign that I will always treasure. Sincerely, Kenny Peak Thank you all for such a rewarding experience, for your prayers, best wishes and your votes. Congratulationsto John for a great campaign. During my journey I have been reminded of so much and have learned so much. . Leslie has a new baby boy; Shana lost her mother over a year ago and Irene shared words of wisdom with me. Connie, a new resident, reminded me how wonderful our area is and Sarah has turned into a lovely and healthy teenager, free from cancer. Jim loves riding his motorcycle and has also ridden on the Tail of the Dragon. So many sharing their lives with me, thank you. I have learned a lot about myself, friends and family. I remind you all; love, treasure and stay in touch with those that touch your lives. May God heal our Country and peace be with you.Wyvonne Grifn Pickett Thursday, November 15, 2012 Page 11By TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com Port St. Joe completed a remarkable turnaround season with a 20-6 win at Sneads last Friday night. The victory came in the nal game of the 2012 season, which saw the Tiger Sharks open 1-2 before reeling of ve straight wins, the victory at Sneads the sixth in the seasons nal seven games as Port St. Joe nished 7-3 overall. A far cry removed from two consecutive losing seasons in which the Tiger Sharks limped to the end. Coming off a bitter onepoint loss at Liberty County, which ended Port St. Joes shot at the postseason on what could be charitably called a controversial note, the Tiger Sharks suffered no letdown on the seasons nal Friday night under the lights. The main thing I told them after (Liberty County) was lets not let one game spoil the season and lets have the seniors go out with seven wins, said Coach Chuck Gannon of seniors Josh Cabiniss, Tyler Worley, Ricky Pennington, Joe Love, Dusty Richter, Ramello Zaccaro, Dallas Burke and Corey North. The team practiced very hard and got after it and played well against Sneads. Zaccaro paced the offense, picking up 136 rushing yards and touchdown on 12 carries while Jarkeice Davis added 119 yards and a touchdown on 12 carries. Justin Hites converted two of three extra-point kicks and the defense added a touchdown when Worley recovered a Sneads fumble in the end zone. Meanwhile the Tiger Shark defense, led by the front seven of Worley, Jacobie Jones, Davis, North, Love and Cole Cryderman, held the Pirates to less than 100 yards rushing and less than 130 yards of total offense. The season ended prematurely for the Tiger Sharks in that by the end of the year there might not have been a better 7-3 team in their classi cation, Gannon said, and Port St. Joe could point to a handful of plays separating them from the playoffs. I was pleased with the season, Gannon said. You feel bad you are seven or so points away from the playoffs (Liberty County beat Port St. Joe by one; Blountstown by eight). Its unfortunate. But give the kids credit. They stayed with it and really enjoyed playing the entire season. There was a real camaraderie there. Getting back a few of the seniors like Dusty Richter and Dallas Burke really helped and all the seniors stepped up and bought into what we are doing as far as discipline, hard work, dedication and getting in the weight room. And Jarkeice (a sophomore) really stepped up. He still has a way to go, but he really stepped up and did a good job. The season seemed to swing in the week leading up to and after Blountstown. Having opened 1-1 after a one-sided loss to Bozeman, Port St. Joe dominated the rst half against the Tigers and nearly pulled out the game, save for two secondhalf plays that provided Blountstown the nal margin of victory. We played our butts off against Blountstown and came up two plays short, Gannon said. I told the team after that, are we a uke team that played well against Blountstown or are we going to show we are even better than we were against Blountstown. The question was answered the following Friday when Port St. Joe clobbered then-third ranked Holmes County to begin a ve-game winning streak. Each week fed off the previous one, Gannon said. This was one of the most enjoyable teams Ive been around and I told them that. Gannon loses eight seniors roughly one-third the varsity roster to graduation, but was pleased with the nal results of 2012 and looking forward to better in 2013. After last Friday it kind of sunk in that this was the end of the football season and many of the players were now going off to other sports, Gannon said. I told them when you get to those other sports, dont sit in the back, be a part of it, you know what it takes to win, the dedication, the hard work, the discipline you need to win. Weve got to get stronger still so we have our work cut out in the weight room. We are going to need to keep people healthy (next year). We dont have a lot of kids and there are some in school we hope will come out. But we have a pretty good nucleus coming back. By TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com When the thought rst came to him, Derek Kurnitsky was skeptical about creating a middle school basketball tournament. Once the idea spread among this basketball coaching peers, Kurnitsky was stunned by the response. I was thinking about a four team tournament and wondering if I could get that many teams, Kurnitsky said. After I started talking to coaches it just kind of took on a life of its own. We have 12 teams coming and we probably could have gotten twice that number. No one else is doing a middle school tournament in Northwest Florida. We did one last year and with the consolidation of the high school and middle school this year we wanted to do something to make the junior high standout. The result is a day of junior high boys and girls hoops that will begin at 9 a.m. ET this Saturday in The Dome at Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School. The nal game will tip off around 6 p.m. ET. The cost of entry is $5 for a full day pass. We have eight boys teams and four girls teams, Kurnitsky said. Its all day basketball. We are excited. We have teams coming from all over. Teams from Port St. Joe, Wewahitchka, Marianna, Carver (Dothan), Franklin County, Chipley, Riversprings and Tolar will be competing in the tournament. Brackets can be found by going to www.facebook.com/PSJHoopFest and there will be contest giveaways during the day. There will be lunch time sh fry with baked beans and Cole slaw for $6. Trophies and plaques will be awarded. I hope this takes off, Kurnitsky said. I see this as being an annual event. And it is all for the children. All the money goes to the children, 100 percent of the pro ts, so who wouldnt want to raise money for the children. Kurnitsky said his varsity players for the coming season will be working the tournament, performing tasks from taking tickets to sweeping the oor between halves and games. The tournament also continues to lay the foundation Kurnitsky began pouring shortly after arriving in Port St. Joe nearly a decade ago to create a seamless feeder system for his program. There are summer programs for three age groups and the emphasis the PSJ Hoops Fest provides the middle school players. Building a feeder system is a constant, it never ends, Kurnitsky said. All the varsity guys will be involved. I want them to understand the value of hard work and as educators that is what we are supposed to be doing. The PSJ Hoop Fest is sponsored by the Gulf County Tourist Development Council, Centennial Bank, Coast2Coast and Harmon Realty.Star Staff ReportThe Port St. Joe High School soccer teams opened the regular season last Thursday with what Coach Gary Hindley called impressive wins over North Bay Haven at Harders Park in Panama City. The Lady Tiger Sharks posted a 2-0 shutout while the boys earned a 6-1 victory. For the girls, junior goalkeeper Nicole Endres earned the shutout in her rst high school match. She faced only four shots and made two saves. Junior midelder Christian Laine scored in the 42nd minute to put Port St. Joe on top, getting an assist from Brittany Shoemaker. Junior forward Lexie McGhee scored the second goal unassisted in the 58th minute. The Lady Tiger Sharks outshot their opponents by a 16-4 margin. For the boys, last years leading scorer, sophomore Marcel Duarte, had two goals (in the 46th and 52nd minutes) and an assist to lead the offense. The Tiger Sharks rst goal came from newcomer junior Kaleb Odum, in the 3rd minute, on an assist from eighth-grader Jacob Lacour. That was followed by an unassisted goal by mid eld junior Drew Lacour in the 23rd minute. Senior mid elder Daniel Jones made it 3-0 with a goal in the 38th minute, with assists from Duarte and Drew Lacour. Duarte scored the next two goals to essentially put the game away, Hindley said. On those goals Jacob Lacour and Will Shoaf provided assists. North Bay Haven, scored its lone goal in the 54th minute to pull it to 5-1, but senior Javarri Beachum, put in the nal goal for Port St. Joe to make it 6-1. Beachums goal was unassisted in the 60th minute. Senior goalkeeper Tucker Smith only had to make three saves on seven shots, while the Tiger Sharks racked up 25 shots on the night. Both squads are off until Nov. 27 when they host District 1-1A rival Franklin County. The girls kick off at 6 p.m. ET with boys following at 8 p.m.Tiger Sharks end season on positive note COURTESY OF SISSY WORLEYThe Tiger Sharks graduated eight seniors, Josh Cabiniss, Tyler Worley, Ricky Pennington, Joe Love, Dusty Richter, Ramello Zaccaro, Dallas Burke and Corey NorthHoop fest this Saturday St. Joe soccer teams sweep

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A12 | The Star 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 Christmas Open House FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16TH 9:00 am 5:30 pm TRUNK SALE New Sorelli Styles and hundreds of new Items Door Prizes Sorelli Gift Certicate Giveways Refreshments Animal Hospital of Port St. Joe24-Emergency Service For Our Current Clients Quality Internal Medicine Soft Tissue/Orthopedic Surgery Dentistry Clean and Spacious Facility Mon, Tues, Thurs & Fri 8:00 AM 5:30 PM300 Long Ave PSJ, FL 32456 850-229-6009 SportsStar Staff ReportThe Port St. Joe Junior High Lady Tiger Sharks traveled to Blountstown to open the basketball season on Monday and came away with a 41-17 victory. Seventh-grader Teiyahna Hutchinson led all scorers with 14 points for Port St. Joe. Hallie Jasinski had eight, Brooklyn Quinn six, Khaliyah Johnson and Claudia Gref four, Delilah Harrison and Maliayah McNair added two each. Port St. Joe plays at Hosford at 4:30 p.m. ET tonight and Saturday at home in the PSJ Hoop Fest Tournament at 10 a.m. versus Wewahitchka, Riversprings Middle School out of Wakulla and Bozeman from Panama City.Star Staff ReportIn a warm-up for the Super Bowl game scheduled for this Saturday, the Gene Raf eld Football League Port St. Joe Dolphins and Jaguars traveled to Franklin County to meet the Seahawks. To set the tone for the game the Jaguar defense ran an all-out blitz on the Seahawks rst play from scrimmage, knocking them for a six-yard loss. After a Franklin County punt, Jasmine Thomas went off tackle 47 yards to the Seahawk 8. On the next play he scored the rst Jaguar touchdown. Bryce Register, making a spin move, ran in the apparent two-point conversion but a ag set the ball back to the 13. Register then passed to Ethan Freight Train Lafontaine for the successful conversion. The Jags scored again after a 25-yard sweep by Roman Harrison. Lafontaine scampered the 38 yards remaining to the end zone. Register converted the 2-points on a crunch play. With 5:37 left in the rst half, the Jaguars made the games nal score 24-0 when Thomas took the ball 60 yards as he burst up the middle, broke a tackle and outran the Seahawk defense. Lafontaine ran over a Franklin County defender at the goal line for the extra two points. The rest of the game was a defensive battle with the Jags substituting freely. In the rst quarter of the Dolphins game, it looked like the Seahawks might give Port St. Joe a dif cult day. After the Dolphins had gone up 8-0 the Seahawks drove down the eld for a touchdown and 8-6 score. On the next offensive series the Dolphins scored again with George Foxworth dashing 40 yards for the touchdown and it was all Dolphins from there. Their strong defense completely shut down the Seahawks. The offense couldnt be stopped. Final score, 42-6. The Super Bowl games that will crown the Big Bend Football League champions will be held this Saturday in Blountstown with the rst game starting at 11 a.m. ET. The 6-0 Jaguars will match up with the 5-1 Tigers. At the completion of the game and the presentation of the Championship Trophy, the 6-0 Dolphins will have their go at 5-1 Blountstown in their quest for a second straight championship.Dolphins, Jaguars end GRFL regular season undefeated Port St. Joe Junior High opens girls hoops season Thursday, November 15, 2012

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COMMUNITY www.starfl.com BPage 1Section Thursday, November 15, 2012By TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School Principal Jeremy Knapp had an idea about bringing sharper focus on his school and the community it calls home. The aim was to promote the small-town values and beauty of the Port St. Joe community while also spotlighting the efforts of students, teachers, parents and administrators to produce graduates ready for the 21st Century residing beyond the towns limits. The theme of the effort, Small Town, Big Aspirations, Knapp said, is appropriate for a school that has won 24 state championships in sports and sent students out into the world where they have become doctors, lawyers, engineers and scientists, among other vocations. The project thus far has been centered on banners created to spotlight school and community. We want to promote the area and the school at the same time, said Knapp, in his second year at the school. This isnt just about the school; we want people who dont know about Port St. Joe to come here. And to a school that has helped the district earn state kudos as a honor roll district, which is based primarily on outcomes from the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test, and a high-performing district, a measurement of educational and operational excellence. This is about the town, this is about the school and this is about what we have, Knapp said of his campaign, which already includes several banners on the downtown artery of Reid Avenue. We do a very good job here, Knapp added. Knapp said the next step in his vision is to enlist assistance from alumni who have gone out into the world and created something of themselves. The aim is to show that even a small-town school can provide a platform for big-time opportunities. We are going to reach out to graduates and see what they are doing, Knapp said. We want to show where our students are going on to and what they are doing with their lives, what they have done with the education that started here. Knapp said his shortterm goal is to raise the profile of the school within the community. Our ultimate goal is to get more community involvement in the school, Knapp said. We are going to hang these posters any place we can hang them and get them visible. As the campaign notes, this maybe a small town, but its citizens include many with big aspirations.TIM CROFT | The StarPrincipal Jeremy Knapp (middle) and students from Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School show off a banner that is part of a campaign to raise awareness of the school and its communityPromoting a town, and a schoolStar Staff ReportMarshall Nelson made a promise to his son, Bryce, three years ago after Bryce tragically passed in an automobile accident. Marshall pledged to his son that he would get the Mustang the two were working on when Bryce passed back in running shape so that Bryce could hear the rebuilt motor roar. I am going to take it by and let Bryce hear it run, Marshall said. I built it in his memory. Shortly before his passing, Bryce had gotten into Mustangs. All of his friends were getting into Mustangs and he bought one with a blownout motor, Marshall said. Bryce had never tackled such a project as rebuilding a motor before but even after inspection of the body revealed it wasnt much worth saving, either, Bryce was undaunted, Marshall said. I told Bryce lets get rid of everything and start over, Marshall said. But he said, No daddy, I want to hear it run. With Bryces passing his passion fueled his father. Marshall turned the motor over to Troy Williams who slowly and painstakingly rebuilt the engine. Marshall searched and searched for a Mustang body that was suitable. All the work came together this year as Marshall found the appropriate body and Williams completed the work last week, putting the nishing touches on the engine installation. I want to thank my wife and family for all their support and a special thanks to Troy Williams for his patience, dedication and hard work he put into this, Marshall said. After three years Ive kept my promise, Marshall said.SPECIAL TO THE STARMarshall Nelson and the Mustang he had rebuilt for his son.A promise keptStar Staff ReportDuring last weeks meeting of the Gulf County School Board, board members, principals and Superintendent of Schools Jim Norton honored excellence on last years Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test from three schools.FCAT honors from Port St. Joe Elementary SchoolLevel 5 (Reading) Grade 3 Julia Bohannon, Corbin Ingalls, Loren Martin, Clint Moore, Jack Randall, Keaston Shepard, Hannah Tomlinson; Grade 4 Gregory Julius, Alyssa Martina, Jacob Sander, Sara Whit eld; Grade 5 Caleb Butts, Devin Crews, Hannah Fulk, Chandler Godwin, Kenneth Haddock, Lexi Holland, Jacob Kennedy, Ana Lacivita, Isaac McCall, Bryce Thomas, Jacob Tracy, Ashleigh Wright; Grade 6 Braden Baumgardner, Ashton Childress, Lexi Combs, Cheyanna Crum, Grace Cryderman, Lauren Hall, Caleb Kyle, LaShavion McCloud, Kate McLemore, Marcella Phelps, Hannah Pool, Elizabeth Sapp, Amber Turman. Level 5 (Math) Grade 3 Julia Bohannon, Weston Edwards, Blake Gay, Bryson Lee, Gabrielle Nicodemus, Jack Randall, Philip Riley, Leroy Yarrell; Grade 4 Sean Farnsley, Kelvin Grif n, Colton Jones, Bailey Lake, River Rollins, Sara Whit eld; Grade 5 Caleb Butts, Josh Butts, Hannah Fulk, Chandler Godwin, Hannah Graziano, Kennith Haddock, Cameron Harmon, Jacob Kennedy, Ana Lacivita, Jacob Tracy; Grade 6 Christopher Brant, Lexi Combs, Grace Cryderman, Lauren Hall, Kate McLemore, Elizabeth Sapp. Level 5 (Science) Grade 5 Hannah Fulk, Delaney Ingalls, Ana Lacivita, Joshua Richards, Jacob Tracy. Note Jacob Sander, Hannah Fulk and Grace Cryderman all had a perfect score in reading; Jacob Kennedy and Lexi Combs had perfect scores in math.FCAT honors from Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High SchoolLevel 5 (Reading) Grade 7 Rachel Bass, Chloe Burke, Marques Cutler, Lauren Davis, Levi Finley, Chloe Focht, Daniel Golden, Brantley Lake, Dell Pickett, Sarah Taylor, Kristin Thursby; Grade 8 Jeremy Ard, Julian Bowman, Maddie Flanagan, Callie Fleshren, Reanna Frabel, Dalton Gilley, Thomas Haddock, Delilah Harrison, Katie Nobles, Valerie Odium, Will Ramsey, Caroline Rish, Kathleen Rish, Tyler Whatley; Grade 9 Dallas Bird, Aaron Brown, Cole Cryderman, Caitlin Godwin, Jonathan Hormuth, Megan Hubbard, Janel Kerigan, Maura Mahan, Martin Mertz, Christopher Tully, Sarah Whitney; Grade 10 Kristen Burkett, Homer Davis, Bryce Godwin, Morgan Kennington, Allie Stripling, Anastasia Thomason. Level 5 (Math) Grade 7 Chloe Burke, Chloe Focht, Christopher Maestri, Alex Naus, Dell Pickett, Ethan Sander, Sarah Taylor, Kristin Thursby; Grade 8 Callie Fleshren, Reanna Frabel, Kathleen Rish, Damien Wallace. Level 5 (Science) Grade 8 Callie Fleshren, Thomas Haddock, Christian Hall, Katie Nobles. Level 6 (Writing) Grade 10 Anastasia Thomason, Dantasia Welch. Note Levi Finley, Reanna Frabel, Caroline Rish, Tyler Whatley, Megan Hubbard each had a perfect score in reading. A Level 6 in writing in considered perfect.Wewahitchka Elementary SchoolLevel 5 (Math) Jocelyn Minchew. Level 5 (Reading) Rylee Waters, Kaden Mayhann, Alexis Morrill. FCAT EXCELLENCE See MORE PHOTOS B6

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Lacey is the daughter of the late Annette Brownell. Her maternal grandparents are Sally Nixon and the late Jerry Nixon, of Mexico Beach, and Madeline Raf eld and the late Capt. Sparkie Raf eld, of Overstreet. Her paternal grandparents are Clinton and Janice Brownell of Overstreet. Corbins grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Earl Duggar, of Apalachicola, and the late John Whitey and Rosa Mallon. The wedding will take place Saturday, Nov. 17 at 5 p.m. at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Duggar, 80 Waddell Road, Apalachicola, with reception to follow ceremony. Outside ceremony and reception, so dress casual. No local invitations are being sent; all friends and relatives are invited.Star Staff ReportIt is that time of year again for the Mexico Beach Golf Cart Christmas parade! The parade will be held on Sunday evening Dec. 2. The parade line up will be at 6 p.m. (CST) at the Police Department parking lot. Admission forms can be picked up at the City Hall, the CDC Of ce or from Traci Gaddis. Once again Gulf Coast Alarm will be providing a Commemorative Christmas medal to the rst 15 carts signed up. So grab that garland, plastic reindeer and lights and join the 4th annual Christmas Golf Cart Parade! For more information contact: Traci Gaddis 227-6770 ggaddis@gtcom.net.Star Staff ReportKids and parents please join the staff at the Charles Whitehead Wewahitchka Public Library at 3:30 p.m. CT on Tuesday, Nov. 20 for Thanksgiving-themed stories and fun. All ages welcome. The library is at 314 N. 2nd Street in Wewahitchka. For more information call 639-2419.Star Staff ReportThe City of Mexico Beach will observe the following schedule for Sanitation services during the Thanksgiving Holiday week:Week of Nov. 19 23Monday11/19/12Regular garbage pick up Tuesday11/20/12Regular garbage pick up Wednesday11/21/12Yard Debris pick up Thursday11/22/12Thanksgiving HolidayNo pick up Friday11/23/12Thanksgiving HolidayNo pick upStar Staff ReportThe St. Joseph Bay Golf Club will host the third annual Christmas Bazaar and Jingle Bell Golf Tournament on Dec. 7-8. The bazaar will take place from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET on Dec. 7 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET on Dec. 8. Come by and do your Christmas shopping in one place. Among the items offered will be jewelry, pottery, glass items, hand-stitched items, specialty breads, jams and jellies, 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. The tournament format 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 nonmembers. 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 please call Barb Van Treese and for information or sign up for the Jingle Bell Golf Tournament call St. Joseph Bay Golf Club at 227-1751.Christmas Bazaar and Jingle Bell Golf Tournament Lacey Brownell, Corbin Mallon to wed Nov. 17Time to decorate the golf cartsThanksgiving story timeMexico Beach Sanitation holiday hoursThursday, November 15, 2012

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The Star| B3 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 School NewsPort St. Joe Elementary SchoolFront Row: Leighton Whiteld, James Gliem, Haley Hardy Back Row: Wake Grifn, Trinten Lee, Gabrielle Nicodemus, Emily Warner, Kaley Rhodes.Port St. Joe Elementary SchoolLeft to right: Madelyn Gortemoller, Sara Fidler, Owen Grantland, Kaylee Schweikert, Grady Player, Sumner Dickey, Hannah Graziano, Hannah Riley, Rachel Sherman. Special to The StarThe national holiday of Thanksgiving really stems from the feast held in the autumn of 1621, by the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag tribe to celebrate the colonys rst successful harvest. Chief Massasoit brought ninety warriors to the feast and it lasted three days. The meal consisted of deer, corn, shellsh, and roasted meat, far from todays traditional Thanksgiving feast. Students in the rst and second grade at Faith Christian School will reenact the Pilgrims adventures at 9:30 a.m. ET on Tuesday, Nov. 20 in the auditorium. Everyone is invited to attend!By LINDsSAY FURR AND MEGAN HUbbBBARDDig Pink Results: The Lady Tiger Sharks Volleyball Team would like to thank all of their supporters of the annual Dig Pink event and fundraising drive. Once again, we were able to raise $1,200 to donate to the Side-Out Foundation for breast cancer awareness and research. THANK YOU, GULF COUNTY!Boys Basketball Fundraiser: The Boys Basketball team will be selling tickets for sh dinners over the next couple of weeks for their fundraiser. Tickets will be sold for $6 a dinner.Senior Trip: Senior trip participants should have turned in their payment agreement letter and the second payment of $75 that was due on or before Nov. 1. No payment is due in December.MEDS Program: The next MEDS meeting will be Tuesday, Nov. 15 after school until 5 p.m.Football: We want to congratulate the Tiger Shark Football team on their great effort and hard work against Liberty County last Friday night. The Tiger Sharks were edged out by one point in overtime 26-25 but played one tremendous game. The Sharks nished the season with a 20-6 win over Sneads last Friday.Community:The Gulf Coast Workforce Board in cooperation with the Port Saint Joe Jr.-Sr. High School is running a food drive until the week of Nov. 14 and we need your help! The class with the most items brought in per student will be recognized and rewarded. Join our efforts to ll the shelves of the food pantry at 401 Peters Street in Port St. Joe that will feed the hungry and needy in our local community. Together we can make a difference. A New Flag is ying over Port St Joe Jr/Sr High School. On Monday, Nov. 5, a representative from Congressman Steve Southerlands ofce presented a new American Flag to our school. This ag was own over the Capital Building in Washington DC on Oct. 19 specically for Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High. Just in time for our Veterans Day celebration, the ag was raised by the NJROTC at a ceremony attended by our senior government classes the SGA, the NJROTC and numerous guests from the school and District Ofce. We thank Representative Southerland for his generosity. Soccer:Soccer season is in full swing. With PreSeason Jamborees behind us, come see both the Girls and Boys teams compete for District Championships and beyond. Check our Website for team schedules. GO SHARKS!Star Staff RReportA new corrections course will be starting on Jan. 4, 2013 at the Gulf/Franklin campus of Gulf Coast State College in Port St. Joe. This course is designed to prepare students for the State Officer Certification Exam which will make them eligible for employment at any state, county or privately-run correctional facility in Florida. The course will be conducted using the new shorter curriculum and will last approximately three months. This will be a day class and will run from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. ET daily, Monday through Thursday and a half day on Friday. Also, plans are underway to begin a night class in the near future. Although the night class will take longer (approximately seven months) it will allow students who have day jobs to continue to work while attending class. The night class will run from 5:30-9:30 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday. This will be the rst night class offered in Port St. Joe in many years and is designed to meet the needs of all who wish to begin a new career in corrections. For more information please call Brenda Burkett at 227-9670, ext. 5507 and let her know which class you might be interested in attending. The application deadline for the Pell Grant is fast approaching so please call today.Special to The StarYou have been cordially invited to attend the Port St. Joe Junior-Senior High Student Government Annual Pie Auction at 6 p.m. ET on Monday, Nov. 19 in the Port St. Joe High Media Center. A variety of homemade pies will be auctioned by Pie Auctioneer Eugene Rafeld. Not only do you have the opportunity to select and purchase a delicious pie in time for Thanksgiving dinner, but it is really a fun event that you dont want to miss! All proceeds go to the Student Government Association. dDAZZlLING dDOlpLPHINsS fFOrR NOV. 8 dDAZZlLING dDOlpLPHINsS fFOrR NOV. 1 THANK OUrR VeterETERANsS The Lions Tale The Lions TAleLE Annual PSJHS pie auction next weekCorrections course at Gulf/Franklin SeeEE mMOreRE scSCHOOlL NeEWsS ON bB5Thursday, November 15, 2012

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FAITHPage B4 www.starfl.com Jerry Arhelger, SOUTHERLAND FAMILY FUNERAL HOME507 10th Street Port St. Joe(850) 229-8111 TO KNOW CHRIST AND TO MAKE HIMKNOWNST. JAMES EPISCOPAL CHURCH800 22ND STREET, PORT ST. JOE8:00 and 11:00 a.m. (EST) Sunday School 9:45 www.stjamesepiscopalchurch.orgCome worship with us! Rector Father Tommy Dwyer St. Peters Church, ACC(Traditional Services 1928 BCP) Morning Prayer & Holy Communion Sunday...............10:00 A.M. Community Healing Service 6:00 P.M. 4th Thursday of Every MonthThe Rev. Dr. D. Pete Windham, Priest The Rev Lou Little, Deacon Services Temporarily at Senior Citizens Center, 120 Library DriveAn Unchanging Faith In A Changing World Morning Prayer & Holy Communion Sunday...............10:00 A.M.The Rev. Lou Little, PriestServices Temporarily at Senior Citizens Center, 120 Library Drive An Unchanging Faith In A Changing World COMFORTER FUNERAL HOMEW. P. Rocky ComforterL.F.D.(850) 227-1818 www.faithchristianpsj.net (850) 229-6707 9:45 10:30 10:45 6:00 Our Church can be your homeFirst Church of the Nazarene2420 Long Avenue Port St. Joe, Florida 32456 (850) 229-9596 Give unto the Lord the glory due His name, worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness. Psalm 29:2Sunday School............................10 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship ...........11 a.m. Sunday Evening Worship ..............6 p.m. Wednesday Evening Service ....... 7 p.m. A Spirit Filled Outreach Oriented Word of Faith ChurchHOME OF THE POWERHOUSE YOUTHMINISTRIESPastors Andrew & Cathy Rutherford Welcome you to worship with us: Sunday 10:30am SundayNight Prayer 6pm Wednesday 7pm www.familylifechurch.net 323Reid Ave ~ Downtown Port St. Joe, FL ~ 850-229-5433 TOUCHING LIVES WITH THE LOVE OF JESUS 6pm Wednesday: Children: 6:15 p.m. ET Youth: 6:15 p.m. ET Choir: 7:00 p.m. ET Bro. Jim Fillingim Interim Pastor First Baptist Church 102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE Buddy Caswell, Minister of Music & Education Bobby Alexander,Minister to StudentsNew Service Schedule for First Baptist ChurchSunday School & Worship Service .................. 9:00 am Sunday School & Worship Service ................. 10:30 am Sunday Evening Adult Bible Study ................. 6:00 pm Wednesday Night Supper .......................... 5:30 pm Wednesday Night Adult Prayer Meeting ............. 6:30 pm Wednesday Night Children's Ministry activities ....... 6:30 pm Wednesday Night Youth Ministry activities ........... 6:30 pm www.fbcpsj.org Wednesday Night Youth Ministry activities www.fbcpsj.org Jeff Pinder Pastor SundaySunday School.............9:00 am Worship Service............10:30 am Youth Groups...............5:30 pm New Service Schedule for First Baptist ChurchSunday School & Worship Service .................. 9:00 am WednesdayDinner.5:00 6:00 pm AWANA.6:00 7:30 pm Surrender Student Ministry6:15 7:30 pm Prayer/Bible Study.6:30 7:30 pm Read the Bible for Life Class6:15 7:30 pm Nursery..6:00 7:30 pm SUNDAY : WORSHIP AT SUNSETPARK 8 AM (CST) 10:30 AM (CST) ON THE 2ND SUNDAY OF THE MONTH SUNDAY: BIBLE CLASS 9:30 AM (CST) MONDAY : LIFETREE CAF 7 PM (CST) TUESDAY: MENS BIBLE STUDY 6:30 PM (CST) WEDNESDAY: WOMENS BIBLE STUDY 5 PM (CST)1602 Hwy 98, Mexico Beach, FL(850) 648.1151 www.livingwateratthebeach.com This business invites you to visit the church of your choice this week.Thursday, November 15, 2012Did Jesus ever use force to get people to obey His Will? He did it by being humble then, and today He does it still. Many think being humble is a weakness today. I know some in leadership roles that think this way. Jesus took His humbleness to the cross one day. He did this to show us the way. Its hard to be humble and that is a fact. Because when I get pushed, I want to push back. If you ever think being humble is a weakness again. Remember Jesus and what He did back then. Billy JohnsonCaptain Bobby Johnson was born on February 2, 1942 to Mallie and Melba Johnson in Highland View, Florida. He spent his life working various jobs but over the last 20 years worked at Treasure Bay Lodge then most recently as a Boat Captain working in St Joseph Bay. Bobbys love was the outdoors and he spent as much time as he could hunting and shing. He was preceded in death by his parents Mallie and Melba Johnson as well as his sister Cathy Hatcher. He is survived by his wife Edwina Matlock, his children Pam (Ricky) Silcox, Pete (Amanda) Johnson, Shane (Angie) Johnson and Carla (Michael) Mock; also his siblings Don (Mary Anne) Johnson, Jackie (Joe) Attaway, Carol (Bob) Kerr, Ricky (Dewana) Johnson and Phil (Wanda) Johnson. He was a wonderful Papa to six grandsons, three granddaughters and ve great-grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews. Services were held Tuesday, November 13 at Oak Grove Assembly of God in Port St Joe, Florida with Bro. Dave Fernandez of ciating. The family asks in lieu of owers donations by made to the American Cancer Society. Services were provided by Comforter Funeral Home.Bobby Johnson Star Staff ReportPractical steps people can take to prepare for the worst will be discussed at Lifetree Caf at 7 p.m. CT on Monday, Nov. 19. The Lifetree event, titled Preparing for the Worst: How to Survive a Catastrophe, features lmed interviews with a United States Geological Survey earthquake expert and with selfreliance expert Ron Douglas. Both natural disasters and personal tragedies can strike our lives at any time, says Lifetree Caf representative Craig Cable. We can take steps now to help prepare. But how far is too far? Admission to the 60-minute event is free. Snacks and beverages are available. Lifetree Caf is located at 1602 U.S. Highway 98 in Mexico Beach across from El Governor 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.New Bethel Harvest MusicalNew Bethel Baptist Church will host a Harvest Evening Musical at 5 p.m. ET on Saturday, Nov. 17. The colors are harvest colors. Chairperson is Sister Bonita Smith.City Wide Missionary Society anniversaryThe City Wide Missionary Society of Port St. Joe will be observing its anniversary at 3 p.m. ET on Sunday, Nov. 18 at Thompsons Temple First Born Holiness Church. Missionary Queen Pittman, anniversary program chairman, along with the membership of the organization cordially invites and encourages the attendance of the community to this momentous occasion. The church is located on Avenue E.Pastor Appreciation at Howard Creek BaptistPlease join the congregation at Howard Creek Baptist at 11 a.m. ET on Sunday, Nov. 18 as it honors the church pastor, Rev. Henry Hester, for seven years of dedicated service. A low country boil will follow the service. James Jimmy Hoffman Fuller, 72, was born March 17, 1940 in Apalachicola, Florida and passed away November 1, 2012 in Mobile, Alabama. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mary Fuller Daughtry and James Lyman Fuller; wife, Marie Talley Fuller and daughter, Vicki Lynn Fuller. Jimmy is survived by his daughter, Lisa Fuller Selzer (Mark) of Pearl River Louisiana; brother, Maurice Mish Fuller (Ann) of Tallahassee/Mexico Beach; grandchildren, Ashley Marie Selzer and Abby Elizabeth Selzer; nieces, Christie Fuller Mundy and Carrie Fuller Tharpe; former wife and close friend, Barbara Brooks Fuller; step-brother, Bobby Wiley; and step sister, Louise Punk Daughtry. Jimmy grew up in Apalachicola and Port St. Joe (Class of 1958) and cherished the memories of those years dearly. He moved to Mobile in 1959 and worked at Scott Paper Company until his health forced him into early retirement. He returned to Port St. Joe as often as possible throughout the years to visit family and friends. A memorial service will be held at St. James Episcopal Church, 800 22nd Street, Port St. Joe at 3 p.m. ET on Saturday, November 17, 2012. A reception will follow the service in Coldewey Hall. James Hoffman Fuller JAMES HOFFMAN FULLER Obituaries Faith BRIEFS Humbleness is not weaknessCatastrophe survival discussed at Lifetree Caf

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The Star| B5The following students made the honor roll for the rst nine weeks at Port St. Joe Elementary. 1st Grade all As: Estevan Angel, Jenna Barfield, Bella Canington, Desirae Causey, Samantha Childers, Mary Margaret Farrell, Dawson Fisher, Shauna Flowers, Tanner Fogle, Wake Giffen, Brandon Heckenlively, Zhyion Quinn, Kaylee Schweikert, Dakota Tousignant, Fisher Vandertulip, Brookelyn White and Elyse Williams. 1st Grade As and Bs: Garrett Acree, Shamyra Beachum, Aiden Black, Zoey Burkett, Ashleigh Causey, Cody Combow, Devin Daves, Gabriella Dimitrijevich, Chase Dykes, India Gant, Arlena Gleichner, Owen Grantland, Carson Hendricks, Kylie Ingalls, Braden Jackson, Travis Jenkins, Teagan Jones, Danica Kelly, Makenna Kurnitsky, Lance Larry, Landon Lee, Jamal Leslie, Isiah Mims, Austin OBryan, Madison Othic, Luke Pickels, Alivia Randall, Kylie Sapp, Kelsie Tomes and Jackson Vaughn. 2nd Grade all As: Isa Barwick, Alexis Causey, Skylar Clayton, Eli Fidler, Lexi Fountain, Kaydan Haisten, Levi Hanlon, Jacob Justice, Karys Linton, Dane Mallon, Cole Moore, Lexi Parrish, Gabriella Price, Hannah Riley, Janasia Walker, Britt White and Lajuan Zaccaro. 2nd Grade As and Bs: Cheon Beachum, Jacob Bibeault, Cameron Brown, Samuel Brown, Jackson Buckner, Madison Burkett, Zachary Burkett, Emily Butler, Maelynn Butler, Walker Chumney, Donovan Cumbie, Marcus Cumbie, A.J. Davis, Desirae Dew, Nathan Duong, Cassia Fedd, Jaydon Gant, Payton Garland, Gavin Haddock, Celeste Hamm, Raelynn Hardy, Alex Harper, Wyatt Hurst, Prince Jones, Karalina Knight, Chase Lanford, Gavin Lee, Trinten Lee, Bladen Levins, Kaiden Pitts, Alexis Price, Jasslyn Raffield, Cedric Rey, Ricky Sherrill, ShaNecia Sims, Kaydence Thomas, Saylor Tull, Sayla Wade, Nathan Watson, Addison Watts, Caitlin White, Terry Whitlock and Dane Wright. 3rd Grade all As: Trent Antley, Sammya Brown, Elliana Burkett, Santana Causey, Shelby Causey, Ricky, Forbes, Halston Fulk, Zoe Gerlach, Laura Beth Hill, Porter Hodges, Donovan Miniat, Ava Ryan, Megan Saleh and Sarah Beth Thompson. 3rd Grade As and Bs: Skylah Addison, Leo Baxcajay, Brianna Biagini, Aiden Bolton, Destiny Dykes, Chasity Finch, Julia Gainnie, Madelyn Gortemoller, Natalie Graziano, Jayden Hayes, Layla Hodges, Shadavia Hudgins, Emily Lacour, Mimi Larry, Logan McCall, Gage Medina, Morgan Mills, Cliff Money, Erica Ramsey, Payton Rushing, Alexandria Thomason, Leighton Whitfield and Lily Wockenfuss. 4th Grade all As: Leanna Baumgardner, Allie Godwin, Bryson Lee, Loren Martin, Jack Randall, Philip Riley, Alex Strickland, Hannah Tomlinson and Caleb Wright. 4th Grade As and Bs: Austin Ard, Henry Balogh, Savannah Burkett, Lyndsey Butler, Laci Conley, Parker Cornwell, Jacob Davis, Jonah Davis, Weston Edwards, Ali Evans, Josh Farmer, Sarah Fidler, Clay Fox, Brenon Foxworth, George Foxworth, Blake Gay, Judson Grifes, Tyler Guthrie, Hailey Harriman, Corbin Ingalls, Lauren Jenkins, Reese Johnston, Kaylee Jones, Ashlen Kyle, Lanecia Larry, Mattison Mills, Clinton Moore, Gabrielle Nicodemus, Tyrell Patterson, Corey Phelps, Terri Rae Phillips, Evan Polous, Alyson Strickland, Bobby Tipton, Analisa Treglown, Billy Turner, Davis Varnes, Gabi Wood and Trey Yarrell 5th Grade all As: Jade Cothran, Sean Farnsley, Colton Jones, Malena Ramsey and Sara Whiteld. 5th Grade As and Bs: Brandon Barnes, Max Cargill, Cheyenne Cole, Patrick Cullen, John Austin Gee, Hope Goodwin, Kelvin Grifn, Lane Herring, Courtney Jones, Gregory Julius, Bailey Lake, Zoey Lumley, Zachary McFarland, Rainey Nobles, Jacob Sander, Caroline Sapp, Rachel Sherman and Aaliyah Strickland, 6th Grade all As: Josh Butts, Tyler Cornwell, Hannah Fulk, Chandler Godwin, Cole Haddock, Delaney Ingalls, Jacob Kennedy and Ana Lacivita 6th Grade As and Bs: Michael Amerson, Hannah Anderson, Dianara Angel, Joel Bogaert, Trey Bowles, Jarrett Browning, Justin Butler, Caleb Butts, Devin Crews, Cameron Dorman, Jaden Grantland, Hannah Graziano, Cameron Harmon, Jasmine Hayes, Angel Heckenlively, Lexi Holland, Isabella Johnston,Katelyn Jones, J.J. Laine, Kharisma Langston, Kyndell Moore, Hannah Simpson, Bryce Thomas, Lauren Tomlinson, Jacob Tracy and Eva Varnes. PUBLIC NOTICEA Public Hearing will be held at the Planning and Development Review Board (PDRB) meeting on Monday, November 19 2012 at 8:45 a.m. EST, and at the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) meeting on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. EST. Both public hearings will be held in the BOCC Meeting Room at the Robert M. Moore Administration Building, 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida. The public hearings will be to discuss and act on the following:Tabled Variance Application Hinds & Ivey 1. Parcel ID # 03798-660R & 03798-662RLocatedin Section 31, Township 6 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida encroachmentinto road setback for elevated deck. Variance SEALARGO, LLC Parcel 2. ID 03185-135R Located in Section 20, Township 9 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida 4 encroachment of HVAC into side setback. Development Review for Phase 1 and Phase 3.2 Palms at Money Bayou, LLC for Parcel ID #03179-005R Located in Section 19, Township 9 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida Development review for approval and developmentorder.Development Policy, Ordinances, Comprehensive 4.Plan and LDR Revisions Occupational License Comp Plan GOPs Construction without permit penalties and After the fact variances penalties and Additional development & planning issues Public and Open Discussion 5. The public is encouraged to attend and be heard on these matters. Information prior to the meeting can be viewed at the Planning Department at 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Room 311. (2012.101) PUBLIC NOTICENOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Gulf County Board of County Commissioners will hold an adoption public hearing to consider adoption of an Ordinancefor amending the Gulf county Comprehensive Plan with the following title: AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE GULF COUNTY COMPREHENSIVE PLAN PER THE REQUIREMENTS OF FLORIDA STATUE 163 BY AMENDING THE ELEMENTS OF THE GULF COUNTY COMPREHENSIVE PLAN THROUGH TEXT ADDITIONS, REMOVALS AND REVISIONSTO THE GOALS, OBJECTIVES AND POLICIES OF THE LAND USE ELEMENT, COASTAL MANAGEMENTELEMENT, CONSERVATION ELEMENT AND INTER GOVERNMENTAL COORDINAION ELEMENT; REVISING THE EXISTING (ELUM) AND FUTURE (FLUM) LAND USE MAP AND TRAFFIC CIRCULATIONMAP; PROVIDING FINDINGS FOR ADOPTION; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL OF ORDINANCE IN CONFLICT THEREWITH; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABLITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVEDATE. BE IT ORDAINED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA.The public hearing will be held during the Gulf County Board of County Commissioners Regular Meeting on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at 9:00 a.m., E.T. in the County Commissioners meeting room in the Robert M. Moore Administration Building, Gulf County CourthouseComplex, Port St. Joe, Florida. The public is encouraged to attend and be heard on this Clerk of Court and at the Planning Department, Room 311 in the Robert M. Moore Administration Building 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd Port St. Joe, FL. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Tynalin Smiley, Chairman Ad #2012-102 dbutler@coastalcoverage.com Locally owned and operated Home Business Auto Health Workers Comp School NewsSpecial to The StarThe High School High Tech program at Port St. Joe High School had a Career Fair Day Oct. 30 with students from the High School High Tech program and students from CAPE Academy attending. The students spent time with each of the business representatives, learning what was required educationally, the scope of the opportunities in different elds, what skills or aptitudes may be required, and what nancial opportunities exist in many different elds. There was an emphasis on high tech jobs and also employment opportunities that the individual students expressed an interest in. The businesses that were represented were: Debbie Hooper Photography discussing opportunities in Commercial and Ariel Photography. Debbie and Jon wowed the students with examples of their photography and gave them clues as how to get started through free competitions. FairPoint Communications staff gave the students information on the variety of career opportunities right here in Port St Joe with around 48 different types and levels of jobs available. FairPoint has worked with HSHT students for over four years and are strong supporters and mentors. Gulf County School Counseling-Jordan Linton explained the number of different opportunities in counseling, psychology, and helping others that many of the students have interest in. Bluewater Inet GroupRick Lamberson explained the workings of a self-owned business dealing with web design and the requirements needed to run your own business as well as the tech skills needed for this eld. United States Marine Corps Sgt. Goodwin provided information about training and career opportunities in the armed forces with one ROTC student ready to sign up. Gulf County Emergency Management, GIS Dept., Scott Warner impressed the students with all the technology required to map the county and showed them how the GIS Department was essential in time of emergencies by the ability to locate and predict storm damage. Both the presenters and students wanted more time because the interest level of the students was so high. High School High Tech students who participated were: Mary Branch, Jarkeice Davis, Nikki Fenn, Arnisha Harris, Katie Noble, Joe Price, Cameron Pryor, Jak Riley, Carl Sheline, Reed Smith, Corey Williams, and Torey Williams. All the students from CAPE Academy also participated. The students expressed their appreciation to all the presenters and were pleased with the amount of information they received regarding career opportunities and what will be required to reach their career goals. The Local Advisory Council of Business Representatives for the High School High Tech program met immediately after the Career Fair to discuss how to increase awareness of the High School High Tech program, increase business participation working with the students in Shadowing for a Day and providing work opportunities during the summer for the paid internships. Allison Chase, Program Director, for the ABLE Trust, which provides partial funding for the High School High Tech Program at Port St Joe High School through Dyslexia Research Institute in Tallahassee, spoke to the group and explained the scope and goals of the 35 High School High Tech programs throughout the State funded through ABLE Trust. She bragged on the success of the Port St Joe program, stating that even though small and rural, it was one of the most outstanding in Florida. Dr. Patricia Hardman, Program Director of this program and CEO of Dyslexia Research Institute, thanked all the businesses for providing information and for those who provide mentoring during the internships during the summer. Without their local participation, the program could not be successful. Lynn Hauck spoke to the group about becoming more involved, how the students are worked with all year and have to earn the right to participate in the paid internships during the summer through citizenship, community service, involvement in school activities, etc. One of the immediate community service projects for the HSHT students is to participate in the Thanksgiving Food Drive at Port St Joe High School. They have recruited several groups to help increase the amount of food that can be donated to reach the needs of less fortunate citizens in Gulf County for Thanksgiving. The Coastal Community Association, South Gulf County Fire Department, and Gulf Coast Community College will be helping them reach their goals. Please donate food for this Thanksgiving. Should you like to become involved as a mentor or business partner with the High School High Tech Program at Port St Joe High School, please contact Lynn Hauck at lynnhauck@ gmail.com. PORT ST. 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CLASSIFIEDSThursday, November 15, 2012 The Star | B7 Thanksgiving Holiday WeekendClassified In-column D E AD LI N E SThe Port St. Joe Star and The Apalachicola/Carrabelle TimesTo Run Thursday, November 22 Due Friday, November 16, 5:00 pm Call (850) 747-5020 or 1-800-345-8688 or visit us online at emeraldcoastmarketplace.com The classified department will be closed Thursday, November 22. We will open Friday, November 23, at 8 a.m. 89328S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 01-2012CA-000164 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Plaintiff, v. STEVEN WHITE; BRANDY A. WHITE; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; ALL OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAME UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS Defendant(s) NOTICE OF ACTION STEVEN WHITE Last Known Address: 303 Linda Avenue Panama City, Florida 32401 Current Address: Unknown Previous Address: 230 W Creekview Drive Wewahitchka, Florida 32465 Previous Address: 4424 Collegiate Lane Panama City, Florida 32405 Previous Address: 5505 Sun Harbor Road, Apartment 159 Panama City, Florida 32401 BRANDY A. WHITE Last Known Address: 303 Linda Avenue Panama City, Florida 32401 Current Address: Unknown Previous Address: 230 W Creekview Drive Wewahitchka, Florida 32465 Previous Address: 4424 Collegiate Lane Panama City, Florida 32405 Previous Address: 5505 sun Harbor Road, Apartment 159 Panama City, Florida 32401 ALL OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAME UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS whose residence is unknown if he/she/they be living; and if he/she/they be dead, the unknown defendants who maybe spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees, and all parties claiming an interest by, through, under or against the Defendants, who are not known to be dead or alive, and all parties having or claiming to have any right, title or interest in the property described in the mortgage being foreclosed herein YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in Gulf County, Florida: LOT 1, BLOCK D, STONE MILL CREEK ESTATES, AN UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SECTION 3, TOWNSHIP 4 SOUTH, RANGE 10 WEST, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA AND THENCE RUN S 89 55 18 E ALONG THE SOUTH BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID SECTION 3 FOR 1293.98 FEET; THENCE S 00 25 04 W FOR 342.98 FEET; THENCE N 89 24 46 E FOR 395.83 FEET; THENCE N 89 57 41 E FOR 33.00 FEET TO THE CENTERLINE OF A 66.00 FOOT WIDE ROADWAY FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE N 89 57 41 E FOR 33.00 FEET; THENCE N 89 24 E FOR 140.00 FEET; THENCE N 04 05 E FOR 327.24 FEET TO THE CENTERLINE OF A 66.00 FOOT WIDE ROADWAY; THENCE N 87 55 41 W ALONG SAID CENTERLINE FOR 199.92 FEET; THENCE S 00 35 14 E ALONG SAID CENTERLINE FOR 335.12 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. SUBJECT TO A 33.00 FOOT WIDE ROADWAY EASEMENT ALONG THE NORTHERLY AND WESTERLY BOUNDARIES. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 2007 MANUFACTURED HOME SERIAL NUMBER WHC016484GAA AND WHC016484GAB This property is located at the Street address of. 230 W Creekview Drive, Wewahitchka, Florida 32465 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses on or before December 8th, 2012, a date which is within 30 days after the first publication, if any, on Elizabeth R.Wellborn, P.A., Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is 350 Jim Moran Blvd., Suite 100, Deerfield Beach, Florida 33442, and file the original with this Court either before service on Plaintiff s attorney, or immediately thereafter; otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint or petition. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the court on November 1st, 2012. REBECCA L. (BECKY) NORRIS CLERK OF THE COURT Attorney for Plaintiff: Michael T. Gelety, Esq. Elizabeth R. Wellborn, P.A. 350 Jim Moran Blvd, Suite 100 Deerfield Beach, FL 33442 Phone: (954) 354-3544 Fax: (954) 354-3545 Primary Email: Mgelety@erwlaw.com Secondary Email: Erwparalegal.boa2@erwla w.com IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, Persons with a disability needing special accommodation in order to access court facilities or participate in a court proceeding at any courthouse or court program, should within two (2) days of receipt of notice, contact Court Administration to request such an accommodation. Please contact the following: Court Administration, P.O. Box 826, Marianna, Florida 32447; Phone: 850-718-0026; Hearing & Voice Impaired: 1-800955-8771; Email: ADARequest @judl4.flcourts.org. November 15, 22, 2012 89324S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 12-09CA CAPITAL CITY BANK, Plaintiff, vs. RHONDA M. HARRISON, FRANK R. CATALANO A/K/A FRANK RAY CATALANO, EAST COAST RECOVERY, INC., L.W.T., INC., and UNKNOWN TENANT(S), Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE is given pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated November 1, 2012, in Case No. 12-09CA, of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit, in and for Gulf County, Florida, in which CAPITAL CITY BANK is the Plaintiff and RHONDA M. HARRISON, FRANK R. CATALANO A/K/A FRANK RAY CATALANO, EAST COAST RECOVERY, INC., and L.W.T., INC. are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the front door of the Gulf County Courthouse in Port St. Joe, Gulf County, Florida at 11:00 a.m., Eastern Time, on November 29th, 2012, the property set forth in the Final Judgment of Foreclosure and more particularly described as follows: Beginning 1623 feet North of the Southwest corner of Section Eleven (11), Township Seven (7) South, Range Ten (10) West, thence run along the West side of State Highway Numbered Seventy-One (71) in a Northeasterly direction one hundred (100) feet; thence in a Northwesterly direction a distance of four hundred forty-four (444) feet; thence in a Southwesterly direction a distance of one hundred (100) feet; thence running in a Southeasterly direction a distance of four hundred and forty-four (444) feet to the Point of Beginning. All of said land situate, lying and being in Section 11, Township 7 South, of Range 10 West. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. DATED: November 02, 2012. REBECCA L. NORRIS Clerk of the Circuit Court BA Baxter Deputy Clerk Garvin B. Bowden, Esq. Gardner, Bist, Wiener, Wadsworth, Bowden, Bush, Dee, LaVia & Wright, P.A. 1300 Thomaswood Drive Tallahassee, Florida 32308 November 8, 15, 2012 89348S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION: CASE NO.: 08-00476 U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE, Plaintiff, ERNEST REESE ANTLEY; SATA M. ANTLEY, UNKNOWN TENANT (S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Resetting Foreclosure Sale dated the 1st day of November, 2012, and entered in case No. 08-00476, of the Circuit Court of the 14TH Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida, wherein U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE, it the Plaintiff and ERNEST REESE ANTLEY; SATA M. ANTLEY, UNKNOWN TENANT (S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, are defendants. The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the, FRONT LOBBY OF THE GULF COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 1000 5TH STREET, PORT ST. JOE, FL 32456, 11:00 AM on the 29th day of November, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOTS 8, 10, AND 12, BLOCK 56, CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL MAP THEREOF ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. including the buildings, appurtenances, and fixtures located thereon. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator by mail at P. O. Box 1089, Panama City, FL 32402 or by phone at (850) 747-5338 at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days. If you are hearing impaired, please call 711. Dated this 2nd day of November, 2012. REBECCA NORRIS Clerk Of The Circuit Court BA Baxter Deputy Clerk Submitted by: Law Offices of Marshall C. Watson, P.A. 1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 Phone: (954) 453-0365 Fax: (954) 771-6052 Toll Free: 1-800-4412439 DESIGNATED PRIMARY. E-MAIL FOR SERVICE PURSUANT TO FLA. R. JUD. ADMIN 2.516 eservice @marshallwatson.com November 15, 22, 2012 90549S PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Gulf County Board of County Commissioners will hold two public hearings to consider adoption of an Ordinance with the following title: AN ORDINANCE BY THE GULF COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS TO REPEAL ORDINANCE 2009-04 KNOWN AS THE GULF COUNTY FLOOD PREVENTION ORDINANCE; TO ADOPT A NEW FLOODPLAIN MANAGEMENT ORDINANCE; TO ADOPT FLOOD HAZARD MAPS, TO DESIGNATE A FLOODPLAIN ADMINISTRATOR, TO ADOPT PROCEDURES AND CRITERIA FOR DEVELOPMENT IN FLOOD HAZARD AREAS, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES; TO ADOPT LOCAL ADMINISTRATIVE AMENDMENTS TO THE FLORIDA BUILDING CODE; PROVIDING FOR APPLICABILITY; REPEALER; SEVERABILITY; AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE. The first public hearing will be held during the Gulf County Board of County Commissioners Regular Meeting on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 9:00 a.m., E.T. and the second public hearing to consider adoption will be held during the Gulf County Board of County Commissioners Regular Meeting on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. E.T. Both public hearings will be held in the County Commissioners meeting room in the Robert M. Moore Administration Building, Gulf County Courthouse Complex, Port St. Joe, Florida. The public is encouraged to attend and be heard on this matter. The ordinance and contents are on file with the Clerk of Court and at the Planning and Building Departments, located in the Robert M. Moore Administration Building 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd Port St. Joe, FL. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: WILLIAM C. WILLIAMS, III, CHAIRMAN November 1, 15, 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 90787S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 12-205CA Prosperity Bank, Plaintiff, vs. Frank E. Bell, Ellis Yon and any unknown parties, including any unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees and spouses, and all other parties claiming by, through, under or against the named Defendants, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION To: Frank E. Bell and any unknown parties, including any unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees and spouses, and all other parties claiming by, through, under or against the named Defendant, and To All Others Whom It May Concern: You are hereby notified that an action to foreclose on the following parcel of real property located in Gulf County, Florida, described as follows: EXHIBIT A A portion of Section 25, Township 4 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida, being more particularly described as follows: Commence at the iron pipe marking the SE Corner of the SE 1/4 of SW 1/4 of said Section 25; thence along the North R/W line of Johnson Lane, South 90 West, 377.00 feet; thence leaving said North R/W line, North 00 West, 244.38 feet to the Point of Beginning; thence South 90 West, 171.99 feet; thence North 00 West 158.71 feet; thence North 76 East, 176.84 feet; thence South 00 East, 200.33 feet to the Point of Beginning. Togetherwith an ingress, egress and utility easement more particularly described as follows: Commence at the Southeast Corner of the Southeast Quarter of Southwest Quarter of Section 25, Township 4 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida and run thence South 89 West, along the North right of way line of Johnson Lane, for a distance of 366.91 feet to the Point of Beginning; from said Point of Beginning continue South 89 West, along said North right of way line for a distance of 20.00 feet; thence leaving said North right of way line run North 00 West, for a distance of 244.47 feet; thence East for a distance of 10.00 feet; thence North 00 West, for a distance of 20.00 feet; thence North 89 East, for a distance of 10.00 feet; thence South 00 East, for a distance of 264.49 feet to the Point of Beginning. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Steven L. Applebaum, attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is Post Office Box 9454, Panama City Beach, Florida 32417, on or before December 8th, 2012, and file the original with the Clerk of this Court before service on Plaintiff or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. Witness my hand and seal of the Court on this 31st day of October, 2012. REBECCA NORRIS Clerk of the Court BA Baxter Deputy Clerk November 8, 15, 22, 29, 2012 90673S STATE OF FLORIDA, CRIMINAL JUSTICE STANDARDS & TRAINING COMMISSION, Petitioner vs. CORY M. WEBB, Case # 33210 Respondent NOTICE OF ACTION TO: CORY M. WEBB, Residence Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an Administrative Complaint has been filed against you seeking to revoke your CORRECTIONAL Certificate in accordance with Section 943.1395, F.S., and any rules promulgated thereunder. You are required to serve a written copy of your intent to request a hearing pursuant to Section 120.57, F.S. upon Jennifer C. Pritt, Program Director, Criminal Justice Professionalism Program, Florida Department of Law Enforcement, P. O. Box 1489, Tallahassee, Florida 32302-1489, on or before January 8, 2013. Failure to do so will result in a default being entered against you to Revoke said certification pursuant to Section 120.60, F.S., and Rule 11B-27, F.A.C. Dated: November 8, 2012. Ernest W. George CHAIRMAN-CRIMINAL JUSTICE STANDARDS AND TRAINING COMMISSION By: -s-Ashley Hegler, Division Representative November 15, 22, 29, December 6, 2012 90869S AMENDED PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Commission of the City of Port St. Joe, Florida, at its meeting on the 4th day of December, 2012, at 6:00 P.M., EST, in the regular Commission meeting room at the Municipal Building, Port St. Joe, Florida, will have the 2nd reading and consider for final adoption an Ordinance with the following title: AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA AMENDING ORDINANCE 311, AMENDING THE CHARGE FOR SERVICE CONNECTIONS; PROVIDING FOR CHARGES FOR TRANSFERRING ACCOUNTS; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL OF ALL ORDINANCES OR PARTS OF ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT HEREWITH; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY, AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Copies of the Ordinance are available for public inspection at City of Port St. Joe City Hall, located at 305 Cecil G. Costin Sr., Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida. Interested persons may attend and be heard at the public hearing or provide comments in writing to the City Commissioners, City of Port St. Joe City Hall, 305 Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida. Transactions of the public hearing will not be recorded. Persons wishing to appeal any decision made during the hearing will need a record of the proceeding and should ensure a verbatim record is made, including the testimony on which the appeal is based. Any person who wishes to attend and requires assistance may call the City Clerks Office at (850) 229-8261, Ext. 114. CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA BY: S/ MEL MAGIDSON, JR. Mayor-Commissioner Attest: S/ Charlotte M. Pierce City Clerk November 15, 2012 90875S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that CB International Investments LLC the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Tax Sale Certificate No. 1658 Application No. 2012-44 Date of Issuance: May 28, 2010 R.E. No: 06311-250R Description of Property: Lot 50, Plat of Villa Del Sol, according to the Plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 5, Pages 44 and 45 of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. Name in which assessed: BMR Funding LLC All of said property being in Gulf County, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the front Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe Florida at 11:00 AM, E.T., Wednesday, the 19th day of December, 2012. Dated this 13th day of November, 2012. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk November 15, 22, 29, December 6, 2012 90871S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that CB International Investments LLC the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Tax Sale Certificate No. 1652 Application No. 2012-46 Date of Issuance: May 28, 2010 R.E. No: 06311-215R Description of Property: Lot 43, Plat of Villa Del Sol, according to the Plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 5, Pages 44 and 45 of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. Name in which assessed: BMR Funding LLC All of said property being in Gulf County, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the front Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe Florida at 11:00 AM, E.T., Wednesday, the 19th day of December, 2012. Dated this 13th day of November, 2012. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk November 15, 22, 29, December 6, 2012 90873S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that CB International Investments LLC the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Tax Sale Certificate No. 1657 Application No. 2012-45 Date of Issuance: May 28, 2010 R.E. No: 06311-245R Description of Property: Lot 49, Plat of Villa Del Sol, according to the Plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 5, Pages 44 and 45 of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. Name in which assessed: BMR Funding LLC All of said property being in Gulf County, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the front Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe Florida at 11:00 AM, E.T., Wednesday, the 19th day of December, 2012. Dated this 13th day of November, 2012. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk November 15, 22, 29, December 6, 2012 90905S PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Commission of the City of Port St. Joe, Florida, at its meeting on the 4th day of December, 2012, at 6:00 P.M., EST, in the regular Commission meeting room at the Municipal Building, Port St. Joe, Florida, will have the 2nd reading and consider for final adoption an Ordinance with the following title: AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA, AMENDING THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS ELEMENT OF THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN; AMENDING THE FIVE YEAR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN; ADOPTING THE UPDATED SCHOOL DISTRICT FIVE YEAR WORK PLAN; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL OF ALL ORDINANCES OR PARTS OF ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT HEREWITH, PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY, AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Copies of the Ordinance are available for public inspection at City of Port St. Joe City Hall, located at 305 Cecil G. Costin Sr., Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida. Interested persons may attend and be heard at the public hearing or provide comments in writing to the City Commissioners, City of Port St. Joe City Hall, 305 Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida. Transactions of the public hearing will not be recorded. Persons wishing to appeal any decision made during the hearing will need a record of the proceeding and should ensure a verbatim record is made, including the testimony on which the appeal is based. Any person who wishes to attend and requires assistance may call the City Clerks Office at (850) 229-8261, Est. 114. CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA BY: S/ MEL MAGIDSON, JR. Mayor-Commissioner Attest: S/ Charlotte M. Pierce City Clerk November 15, 2012 90899S PUBLIC NOTICE North Florida Child Development, Inc. is requesting for proposals to contract with a certified/licensed professional for policy modifications to the Eligibility, Recruitment, Selection, Enrollment, and Acceptance policies and the creation of a standard operating procedure. This RFP is to perform an analysis of NFCDs ERSEA policies and create a standard operating procedure which will encompass all funding sources in the selection and funding of children in NFCDs Birth to 5 programs. Proposals must be submitted no later than 3:00 p.m. CST, 2012. Inquiries To: Gerald Thompson, CFO, (850) 639-5080 ext 15. Proposals To: Gerald Thompson, CFO, North Florida Child Development, Inc., PO Box 38, Wewahitchka, Florida 32465. NFCD reserves the right to reject any and all proposals received in response to this request for proposals. November 15, 2012 *Adopt*:Athletic Prof. couple, at home Mom, Gracious Home awaits baby *Expenses paid* *FLBar42311* *800-552-0045* *Larry & Mary* Energetic, creative, and professional couple looking to adopt. Stay at home mom and successful dad ready to share their fun, loving home and devoted family. If you are pregnant and considering adoption or know someone who is, please contact our attorney, Alice Murray, FBN 0794325, at 850-785-0108 or 1-800-708-8888 for more information. Bichon Frise Puppies for Sale 3 Male 3 Female 8 Weeks Old De-wormed and have 1st shots. Healthy Happy and Good Dispositions $450 850-731-1201 Extra Mile Pet SittingHome visits/overnight in the comfort of your pets home. Gulf & Bay County Diana 227-5770 Dan 227-8225 extramilepetsitting.com

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B8| The Star Thursday, November 15, 2012 CLASSIFIEDS RENTALS3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH FURNISHED APT W/D, CARPORT, ST PARKING.............................$600 3 BEDROOM, 3 BATH CONDO FURNISHED, POOL .............................................$850 3 BEDROOM, 1 BATH UNFURNISHED DUPLEX .................................................................$600 1 BEDROOM, 1 BATH UNFURNISHED APT LANARK, REMODELED, INC WATER .................$425 2 BEDROOM 1 BATH UNFURNISHED APT W/D HOOKUP, SMALL PORCH ..........................$375 2 BEDROOM 1-1/2 BATH UNFURNISHED, FL ROOM, GARAGE, FENCED YARD, W/D .......$800 2 OFFICE SPACES US 98 CARRABELLE ...............................................$300 BOTH 108 S. E. AVE. A CARRABELLE, FLORIDA 32322850-697-9604 850-323-0444 www.seacrestre.comwww. rst tness.com/carrabellePROPERTY MANAGEMENT AND RENTALS JOB NOTICEThe Gulf County Clerk of the Circuit Court is accepting applications for a Budget and Finance Director. Applications and job description may be picked up and submitted at the Clerks O ce, Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd. Room 148, Port St. Joe, FL between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., E.T. Monday through Friday. Applications will be accepted until the position is lled.Quali cation Requirements: Thorough knowledge of the principles and practice of governmental accounting, budgeting, and local government scal management, including knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB) statements. Thorough knowledge of administrative management and internal control techniques so that accounting and control can be utilized in a manner to meet internal and external reporting requirements. Ability to make sound independent judgments. Ability to plan, organize, and supervise the work of others. Education and Experience Required: Bachelors degree (BA) or greater in Financial Management, Business, or Accounting, Certi ed Public Accountant or Certi ed Government Finance O cer preferred with experience in local government nance, and employee supervision. Position requires pro ciency in Excel and Word. The Gulf County Clerks O ce enforces a Drug-Free Workplace Policy and is an Equal Opportunity/A rmative Action Employer. Rebecca L. Norris Clerk of Court(2012-105) INSTALLATION/MAINT/REPAIRTHE CITY OF WEWAHITCHKA IS ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR A FULL TIME MAINTENANCE 2 WORKER. APPLICANTS SHOULD BE EXPERIENCED IN LAYING AND REPAIRING WATER AND SEWER LINES AND OPERATING EQUIPMENT SUCH AS A LOADER BACKHOE. ALL APPLICANTS MUST PASS A PHYSICAL AND DRUG TEST. YOU MUST POSSESS AN ACTIVE AND CLEAN FLORIDA DRIVERS LICENSE AND HAVE THE ABILITY TO OBTAIN A FLORIDA CDL LICENSE AND HAVE A CLEAN BACKGROUND CHECK. APPLICATIONS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE CITY HALL ANNEX, 318 SOUTH 7TH STREET, WEWAHITCHKA, FL 32465; (850)639-2605; BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 8AM TO 4PM CT MON-FRI. DEADLINE FOR APPLYING IS DECEMBER 3, 2012 AT 4PM CT. ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE TURNED IN TO THE CITY CLERK. THE CITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND A DRUG FREE WORKPLACE. Earn While You Learn with the On the Job Training Program If you are unemployed you may be eligible for the Workforce Centers OJT program. On the job training gives you hands on experience in a new job and employers, OJT helps you save money! For more informaon call (850) 227-8752 An equal opportunity employer/program. Aux iliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilies. All voice telephone numbers on this document may be reached by persons using TTY/TDD equipment via the Florida Relay Service at 711. REPRESENTATIVES will be at the PORT ST. 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